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This Week
July 3-10, 1996

Tunnel Vision: In trying to find
the perfect ergonomic standard,
doctors have come to believe
that the root causes of so-called
cumulative trauma disorders--
carpal tunnel syndrome,
repetitive strain injury and
tendinitis--may not be keyboards after all. After a decade of treatment and study, the science of preventing the disability du jour for tech workers is no further along than when it started.

Wrist brace on the cover provided courtesy of Brannons Medical in Willow Glen.

Pet Psychos: Animal welfare specialists say the kindly people who harbor dozens or even hundreds of pets suffer a malady known as "animal collectors" syndrome, where they no longer see that their animals are suffering abuse.

Public Eye: There's militias in them thar hills, déjà vu for Foglia and histrionics out at Old Hoover School.

Polis Report: Why, save your life when all it's worth is a boast and a gold chain?

Arts & Entertainment
Pop Goes the Fourth: A final roundup of Fourth of July fun in Silicon Valley.

The Saucer's Apprentice: The White House goes ballistic in the dumbed-down, special effects-laden Independence Day, probably the summer's big hit.

Toole Time: Terence Davies brings high production values but little heart to film version of John Kennedy Toole's 'The Neon Bible.'

Reopening the Metal Mines: Night Ranger heralds the second coming of the great big-hair bands of days past.

What Ails the Cure?: 'Wild Mood Swings' describes the group perfectly. Or not.

Making His Move: Jazzman Henry Threadgill opens wide the doors of musical perception on 'Makin' a Move.'

Blasting Away: Bazooka reloads for another three-chord attack.

Beat Street: Marginal Prophets live on rap's outskirts.

Audiofile: The latest CDs by Scud Mountain Boys, De La Soul, Groovie Ghoulies and Primo.

Why Right Is Wrong: Leaning left with Tavis Smiley, the anti-Limbaugh.

A Most Happy Stella: Novelist Terry McMillan loves the good and rich life in 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back.'

Supplemental Income: Heady with self-empowerment -- fueled by aggressive herb and vitamin advertising claims -- ordinary Americans are taking the state of their health into their own hands.

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