January 8, 1990

ROMANIA UNCHAINED 2021
COVER

ROMANIA UNCHAINED

A NEW COALITION GOVERNMENT CONFRONTED DEMANDS FOR EVEN MORE LIBERTY
The looming threat to Gorbachev’s power 3233
BUSINESS WATCH

The looming threat to Gorbachev’s power

The Soviet Union lacks the competitive spirit and risk-taking aptitude required to modernize a beached, state-run economy
Playing for dollars 3637
SPORTS

Playing for dollars

Soviet athletes adjust to life in North America
THE LAST STAND 1617
WORLD

THE LAST STAND

OUSTED DICTATOR GEN. MANUEL NORIEGA DESPERATELY SOUGHT ASYLUM INSIDE THE VATICAN EMBASSY
A TROUBLED PAST 2425
COVER

A TROUBLED PAST

OLD FACES FILL THE ADMINISTRATION
POLICY UNDER FIRE 2829
BUSINESS

POLICY UNDER FIRE

JOHN CROW FACES GROWING CRITICISM AS HE FIGHTS TO CONTROL INFLATION WITH HIGH INTEREST RATES
Narrowing the gap 3031
BUSINESS

Narrowing the gap

Employers struggle to establish pay equity
Romancing the wars 3839
FILMS

Romancing the wars

Military heroism overwhelms two new movies
Passage to Portugal 1415
CANADA

Passage to Portugal

Bogus refugees get help to return to Canada
Pleasure palaces 4041
THEATRE

Pleasure palaces

Two vaudeville houses rekindle their magic
OPENING NOTES 89

OPENING NOTES

Douglas Cardinal takes a critic to task, W. P. Kinsella gets brushed back, and Thompson, Man., asks for a tax break
Anne’s home town 4243
TELEVISION

Anne’s home town

A new series returns to the idyllic Avonlea
LETTERS 45

LETTERS

At last, a star on the Canadian horizon (“The new face of the NDP,” Cover, Dec. 11). Audrey McLaughlin, I hope, will give Canada the kick it needs. Thatcherism may be bad, but nothing compared with Canada’s sellout to U.S. multinationals. With McLaughlin as prime minister, your expatriate talent might return home.
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