November 17, 1986

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COVER

THE NEW CAPITOL STARS

Suddenly, the onetime matineeidol face seemed to be more deeply etched with lines. In the voice that has pitched household appliances and conservative ideology with equal success, listeners detected an uncharacteristically subdued note.
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CANADA

Manitoba’s week of anger

For several tense minutes last week 11 prominent Manitobans, including Premier Howard Pawley, sat in an office in the Langevin Block on Parliament Hill waiting for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Every member of the delegation knew there would be tough talk when Mulroney appeared.
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MEDICINE

Heart attacks: a dramatic breakthrough

A 63-year-old man walked into the emergency department of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto last week complaining of indigestion. But doctors soon discovered that the man’s real problem was a blood clot in his coronary artery: he was suffering a major heart attack.
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THE UNITED STATES

Freedom for a hostage

Visibly tearful, David Jacobsen stood on the balcony of a United States military hospital in Wiesbaden, West Germany, posing for photographers. He hugged each of his three children, who removed the bracelets they had worn symbolically since their father was taken hostage in Lebanon 17 months earlier.
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CLOSE-UP

Salesman for relief

His suit has the sort of cut that justifies the adjective nondescript. His socks occasionally wilt in grey woolly bunches, exposing an expanse of pale ankle. A stranger could be forgiven for failing to suspect that behind the deceptively mild-mannered insurance salesman’s facade lurks a multimillionaire intimate of world leaders.
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COVER

CAUGHT IN A BACKLASH

In testing the volatile winds of American political change, there is no better weather vane than the state of California. Always a breeding ground for social and political change, the populous and populist West Coast state gave President Ronald Reagan his political start as governor in 1966.
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THEATRE

New York’s cavalcade of the stage

During the past few seasons, the good news for New York’s troubled theatres has often come from London. Such big West End London hits as Cats and The Mystery of Edwin Drood have illuminated Times Square’s darkened marquees, and at least two other English smashes— Les Misérables and Starlight Express—are scheduled to open in Manhattan next spring.
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KOREA

Heading for a showdown

While his fellow students at South Korea’s Pusan Industrial College discussed politics over lunch, Chin Song-il had uglier thoughts on his mind. As violent student protests against President Chun Doohwan’s dictatorial regime continued last week, Chin went to the roof of the college administration building and scattered handfuls of leaflets into the air.
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CLOSE-UP

Of God and politics

At 34, Sean O’Sullivan has led a more active and intense life than most men twice his age. Involved in politics ever since Prime Minister John Diefenbaker strode into the lobby of what was then the Sheraton Connaught Hotel in Hamilton, Ont., during a campaign stop in 1963 and shook the starry-eyed 11-year-old’s hand, O’Sullivan went on, nine years later, to become the youngest member of Parliament in Canadian history.
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CANADA

The postage stamp revolt

Michel Côté was finally ready. After nine arduous months of consultation, negotiation and delay, the Conservative cabinet minister responsible for Canada Post Corp. had approved the release of a comprehensive five-year business plan for the embattled Crown corporation.
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