Rosalynn Carter, America’s new first lady, is determined to be the most dynamic, influential and inspiring woman in the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt. She has a natural driving ambition for herself as much as for her husband. At 49 she has enormous energy; most mornings this year she has been up at four-thirty to start her day in front of factory gates shaking hands with the early shift and begging them to "vote for Jimmy."By Rosalynn Carter15 min
James Paupst’s explanation and concern for obesity and its many dimensions (October 4) are applaudable, but he has misled your readers in his basic premise that “The key to obesity, of course, is overeating . . ." In fact many studies on obesity have shown it to be primarily a result of two factors— overeating and inactivity, with the more important determinant of the two being inactivity!
At the candidate’s headquarters in a small shopping plaza in Longueuil, across the St. Lawrence from Montreal, campaign workers went wild when the first poll in Taillon riding was announced at 8.10 p.m.: René Lévesque, 60 votes; his Liberal opponent, 27.
The throbbing rock blaring across radio Rhodesia’s morning show was interrupted with a new song, one heard only in Rhodesia, but a record unavailable in Salisbury shops. It’s already been sold out: Don’t say good-bye to Rhodesia/ When what you means is totsiens [Afrikaans for au revoir]/ Don’t let depression ever seize you/ Forget what can’t be foreseen.By Robin Wright9 min
The aftermath of the Parti Québécois’ election victory found the Canadian business community fervently imitating the action of Alberta’s young pronghorn antelopes, freezing when danger threatens into a protective immobility so total that only their eyes move, wildly, as hunters drop the net over them.By PETER BRIMELOW6 min
If Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited president Neil Wood has suffered unduly over the development of Toronto’s Eaton Centre, it hardly shows. Reclining comfortably in the softly lit elegance of his office, his tall, well-tailored figure belies wear and tear and extravagant reactions as you would expect from the Harvard MBA he is.By CHARLES DAVIES5 min
Settling back into his comfortable armchair after a day’s work, Yvon Caron would seem to have good reason for contentment. With its stone fireplace, thick shag rugs and color television set, Caron’s living room would not be out of place in the best neighborhoods of the nation.By LINDA DIEBEL5 min
Adelaide (Addie) Atkin is 59, a housewife and local correspondent in Georgeville, Quebec, for the weekly Stanstead Journal. She was born and raised in the resort community on the shores of Lake Memphremagog. So was her husband, Jack, a house painter, carpenter and head of the local community association.By ROBERT LEWIS5 min
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