February 6, 1989

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A BURGEONING EMPIRE

BUSINESS

MERGER WAVE ROLLS ON

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THE TOUGH TYCOONS

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A BURGEONING EMPIRE

THE IRVINGS BATTLE FOR MAINE

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BUSINESS

MERGER WAVE ROLLS ON

HUNDREDS OF CANADIANS FACE THE PROSPECT OF LAYOFFS AS THE TAKEOVER FEVER CONTINUES

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THE TOUGH TYCOONS

A NEW BRUNSWICK FAMILY PUSHES TO EXPAND ONE OF THE WORLD'S RICHEST EMPIRES

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WORLD

BUSH AT THE HELM

The sun had not yet risen when George Bush strode into the Oval Office at 7:21 a.m. to begin his first working day as president on Jan. 23. The White House staff, accustomed to Ronald Reagan strolling in nearly an hour and a half later each day, snapped to startled attention.

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LEARNING FROM THE PATRIARCH A NEW GENERATION MOVES UP

small parking lot in front of an abandoned liquor store. Puzzled, James asked where their newest holding was. “We’re parked on it,” said Arthur. “We’ve got 600 feet on the main street.” For 20 minutes, three of the richest men in North America went unnoticed as they tramped up and down the sidewalk, while Arthur explained his plans to level the buildings and put up a new Irving service station—and accompanying convenience store— which would market primarily Irving products.

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TELEVISION

New hits for kids

Nurturing TV production for young people

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A COMBATIVE BILLIONAIRE

THE GROWTH OF THE IRVING LEGEND

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CANADA

QUEBEC FIRE STORM

TENSIONS RISE, WITH BITTER DISPUTES OVER LANGUAGE AND CONTROVERSY IN A CASE OF ARSON

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COLUMN

An Olympian extravaganza

Garth Drabinsky says that Toronto will profit from his $6-million version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera

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ANOTHER VIEW

Smoking out a burning issue

The nation now faces a smoke-free society's biggest challenge: can smokers and nonsmokers get along?

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