It was a swift, menacing and dramatic performance featuring two of the world’s greatest skaters, the bewitching German Katarina Witt and the handsome American Brian Boitano. She played Carmen, an earthy and sensuous gypsy girl, while he portrayed Don José, a gallant but love-struck soldier.
When Kurt Browning was named Canada’s top athlete of 1990 the other day, some people wondered how the vote would have sat with Lionel Conacher, the old lion of Canadian sports the award was named for. Browning is the first figure skater to win the Conacher honor since its inception in 1932.By TRENT FRAYNE5 min
A television producer recently invited me to debate free trade with a labor union leader, but I just wasn’t in the mood. Neither was anyone else and the debate never happened. This is hardly surprising. Free trade proponents like myself are weary of union leaders and others who spout maddening half-truths when it comes to free trade.By DIANE FRANCIS5 min
It was the last chance for peace, warned President George Bush. But Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein, still the cold, hard-eyed gambler, was clearly in no hurry to accept. He kept Bush, and the world, waiting for 24 hours last week before taking up Washington’s offer—a meeting between his foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, and Secretary of State James Baker in neutral Switzerland.
The very best (and the only) way to start the first day of 1991 is to be on Seventh Heaven. In the early afternoon. After lunch. In the brilliant sunshine. Seventh Heaven is 7,494 feet above sea level, the most spectacular sight among the 82 ski runs on Blackcomb Mountain at the Whistler resort, 90 minutes, as the BMW flies, north of Vancouver.By Allan Fotheringham4 min
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