Tito has left. But once he was the toast of Montreal. A Peruvian, he arrived in town in 1980 to watch a boxing bout and decided to stay. Mario (Tito) Pacheco was a darling of the city’s nightclub world. He was a legendary seducer who drove a red Porsche sports car with matching red telephone and entertained lavishly, according to the RCMP, spending up to $1 million a year just on having fun.
The case is expected to resolve a fierce struggle for control of a small trust company, Nova Scotia Savings & Loan Co. (NSSL) of Halifax. But although the company is unknown to most Canadians, the trial unfolding in Halifax this month has revealed details of a battle pitting powerful members of the Nova Scotia business establishment against equally influential outsiders.By CHRIS WOOD6 min
It was a Wednesday, the day Parisian mothers take their children shopping, and people bustled along the rue de Rennes on Paris’s Left Bank. Suddenly, at 5:30 p.m., two moustachioed men sped by in a black BMW and tossed a bomb onto the sidewalk.
With their flashy clothes and hair arranged in dreadlocks, the six dealers stood out among the soberly dressed young executives on Vietnam Veterans’ Plaza in Manhattan’s financial district last week. They showed signs of nervousness as they moved back and forth between the plaza’s benches and overflowing trash cans.
In a Canadian National freight terminal in Montreal last July 21, Customs agents were examining documents covering shipments from overseas when they became suspicious of a metal-shredding machine from Bombay. Metal-shredders are not ordinarily imported from India.
The drama had not been advertised in advance, but the 2,000 guests crammed into a Sheraton Centre Hotel banquet room for the Liberal party’s annual fund-raising dinner in Toronto last week were witnesses to an important piece of political theatre.
On the windswept eastern shore of Lake Erie, winning football seasons are as elusive as good job opportunities. But although a decision by a five-women one-man jury in a New York court this summer did not create any jobs in Buffalo, N.Y., it did precipitate a football renaissance.By HAL QUINN6 min
The hour was early—7:30 a.m.— and a sleepy gathering of 100 members of the Grand-mère Chamber of Commerce were squeezed inside a tiny meeting room of a local inn, consuming bacon, eggs and political oratory with uncertain enthusiasm. As the debate between Grondin, Leclerc and Rompré drew to a close, one Liberal organizer conceded, “After what we had with Jean [Chrétien], nobody is exactly overwhelmed by any of these guys.”
At this writing, it appears that at least two and perhaps as many as three days have gone by without a major public opinion poll. There have been minor polls, however. Reports say that delegates to the upcoming Liberal convention in November have been polled as to whether they believe the results of a previous poll.By Charles Gordon5 min
Known in the West as the god-king of Tibet, the Dalai Lama once lived in magnificent splendor in a 1,000-room palace. But ever since a failed rebellion against Communist Chinese rule prompted his flight to India in 1959, Tibet’s exiled spiritual and secular leader has lived a more modest life.
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