Mindy Belz

Mindy is senior editor of WORLD Magazine and the author of They Say We Are Infidels. Follow Mindy on Twitter @mcbelz.

GROUND ZERO

by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/13/96, 12:00 am

Dr. Sergei Chumihovskii reads his statistics right off the corner of his desk. They spill from a handwritten ledger in a well-thumbed folder, kept in his own precise lettering.

Kossiakov, Anatoly, he reads. Born February 1987 in Mogilev District, a contaminated area. Died June 1994 after two relapses in his fight with leukemia. (A twin brother died of leukemia at age 2.)

Chernenkov, Peter. Born May 1988. Died 1995 from hepatitis, contracted from a blood transfusion following bone marrow surgery. He, too, had leukemia.

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Terrorism syndrome

International | Londoners battle IRA; Irish MPs just want to do business
by Mindy Belz
Posted 4/06/96, 12:00 am

London--The last train from King's Cross was 45 minutes late. A graveyard-shift patrolman announced, "Due to police action the eastbound train will be delayed."

Would-be passengers erupted. "Will there be anymore trains?" demanded one. "Why'd you wait an hour to tell us?" yelled another.

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Springtime In Sniper Alley

| Despite the warm winds of spring in war-torn Bosnia, chilly relations between the locals and Western relief groups and NATO soldiers may be making an already difficult situation worse
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/30/96, 12:00 am

Sarajevo--Signs of spring are rising up in old Sarajevo much like local mountain flowers resurrected from a winter's sleep. Closed until last December, traffic now fills Sarajevo's main street, nicknamed "Sniper Alley" during the four-year war. A handful of high-priced hotels and restaurants have reopened; trams are running, except where burned-out cars block the tracks. And on a sunny Saturday, pedestrians fill the central streets where they window shop and talk, over the noise of carpenters and painters attending to repairs without number.

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