March 25, 1991

TERROR IN THE STREET 1819
COVER

TERROR IN THE STREET

The group of Vietnamese-speaking youths seemed harmless in appearance. Two boys no taller than five feet, and apparently no older than 16, sat with four friends in the A Dong restaurant in downtown Toronto on March 3, drinking and taking turns singing from a small stage.
THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH 3637

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

THIS YEAR PARTICIPACTION TURNS 20. AND THAT 30-YEAR-OLD CANADIAN (THE ONE WHO COULDN'T KEEP UP WITH THE 60-YEAR-OLD SWEDE) IS 50 YEARS OLD. CAN IT BE TRUE? AS PARTICIPACTION WAS BUSY COAXING AND CAJOLING CANADIANS TO LEAD ACTIVE, HEALTHY LIVES, THE BABY BOOMERS HAVE SLOWLY BUT STEADILY POWER-WALKED THEIR WAY INTO MIDDLE AGE.
ALL THE PM’S MEN 1617
CANADA

ALL THE PM’S MEN

A team of Montrealers advises Mulroney
Dances with Oscar 6061
FILMS

Dances with Oscar

Canadian actor Graham Greene tastes stardom
FROM THE ASHES OF WAR 2829
WORLD

FROM THE ASHES OF WAR

As he toured the Middle East last week, U.S. Secretary of State James Baker was diplomacy personified. In Jerusalem, he interrupted his official schedule to place flowers on the graves of four Jewish women whom a Palestinian had stabbed to death the day before Baker’s arrival.
INSIDE THE GANGS 2223
COVER

INSIDE THE GANGS

AN UNDERWORLD REIGN OF TERROR
A tip of the cap to the GST 1213
ANOTHER VIEW

A tip of the cap to the GST

As this is being written, it is a bright, clear late-winter day. In the newspaper, the Persian Gulf news begins on page 1, but below the fold. The top story is about land claims in British Columbia. There is nothing about the GST until page 4, and even that’s just a little human-interest yam.
SAVORING VICTORIES 1415
CANADA

SAVORING VICTORIES

PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH VISITS OTTAWA TO PRAISE A STAUNCH GULF WAR ALLY AND SIGN AN ACID-RAIN PACT
The chill of a media apology 5859
MEDIA WATCH

The chill of a media apology

Three years and three months after Toronto Life published “The Mysterious Reichmanns: The Untold Story,” the legal struggle that followed came to an end—in an out-of-court settlement and a full-page statement by the magazine, the first item in the March issue, of a retraction and abject apology.
OPENING NOTES 1011

OPENING NOTES

British Columbia's new finance minister, Elwood Veitch, says that his business administration degree from Columbia Pacific University in San Rafael, Calif., comes from "one of the best nonresidential schools in North America." But Bruce Hamlett, legislative director of California's Postsecondary Education Commission, says that it is a "nonaccredited" correspondence school.
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