July 20, 1987

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Relaunching the airship

The air is hot and choppy as pilot Michael Young steers the Fuji airship over the northern suburbs of Milwaukee toward Lake Michigan. Thermal currents surging upward buffet the 164-foot-long blimp, transforming its passage into a rollicking elephantine ballet.


It was television at its best—gripping, in formative and sensational. For four days marine with six rows of decorations, two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star pinned to his olive-drab uniform had electrified TV viewers, outdrawing even the daytime soap operas his one-man show replaced.
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Security shock at dawn in Lahr

As military officers first reconstructed events, the intruder— or intruders—operating under cover of darkness, probably crossed an open field from a busy highway, cut through two perimeter chain link fences and then put a detonating wire in contact with fuel stored on the Canadian Forces Base outside of Lahr, West Germany.
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Lazy, hazy summer fare

For those spending a sedentary summer, Colleen McCullough’s novella The Ladies of Missalonghi (Methuen, $18.95) is custom-made for reading on a sundappled porch. The best-selling author of The Thorn Birds, McCullough has produced a turn-of-the-century tale set in rural Australia which features three women who endure genteel poverty at the hands of their autocratically benevolent male relatives.
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The case against Kurt Waldheim

Last week German President Richard von Weizsäcker formally invited Austrian President Kurt Waldheim to West Germany. Coming on the heels of Jewish anger over the Pope’s reception last month, it was clearly a victory for the beleaguered Waldheim, whose office has been desperately soliciting invitations.
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Legislating fair wages

At Toronto's Electro Arts Ltd., it is mainly women who make the circuit boards for the company’s sophisticated electronic telephone-line equipment. Across the floor, it is mainly men who assemble the housing for the circuit boards, a job that requires some heavy lifting.
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The fight to rule the airwaves

Soft-spoken and tough-minded, Dr. Charles Allard has a history of making his own way—and getting his own way. A child of the Depression who put himself through medical school, he parlayed real estate investments into a multimillion-dollar empire.
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Canadian content in the kitchen

The victory was sweet—and some-what surprising. In 1984 five chefs from Canada defeated competitors from 28 countries to become overall champions at the World Culinary Olympics in Frankfurt, West Germany. That gold medal was earned with distinctive Canadian dishes featuring wild Quebec duck and northern pike, and it confirmed that the country’s cuisine had come of age.
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Delightful, lovable chaos

There is little enough of it, mercy knows, so one is grateful to discover humor wherever you can find it. Even deep within the Report on Business section of the good, grey Toronto Globe and Mail. But there it is, the boffo line of the week, inside the story of how Winnipeg millionaire Izzy Asper has finally won his long court battle to wrest control of the independent Vancouver TV station CKVU from its founders, Daryl Duke and Norm Klenman.
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