August 22, 1994

WORLD

VOTING BY ROTE

COLUMN

Local boys and foreign flags

COLUMN

The self-hypnosis of America

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WORLD

VOTING BY ROTE

Mexico’s PRI seeks a 12th victory
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COLUMN

Local boys and foreign flags

There were the Greeks, hugging tearfully at midcourt, players who had competed and won with passion and who now saluted the crowd that had cheered them on with equal passion, that continued to chant, “Hellas, Hellas” and wave their blue-and-white flags.
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COLUMN

The self-hypnosis of America

While we snore away, the schlock culture mavens whisper soothing, subliminal messages in our ears. Sleep, dear ones, sleep.
DREAMS OF GLORY 3233
COVER

DREAMS OF GLORY

Athletes from 51 countries begin the quest for gold in 10 official sports
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CANADA

MINORITY APPEAL

The PQ’s attempt to woo non-francophones is failing
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COVER

A WORTHY RELIC

The Commonwealth remains a quiet hut vital force
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LETTERS

LETTERS

Some fan!
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SPORTS

Striking out

According to the baseball calendar, these should be the dog days of August, when contenders are separated from pretenders, when dreams flourish or wither under the heat of summer sun and pennant pressure. And according to the standings, this should be the season of the Montreal Expos.
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BUSINESS

THE FALL OF A GIANT

Confederation Life is closed down by federal regulators
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COLUMN

Doing it the Canadian way

It is the mecca of Canadian sport, Maple Leaf Gardens, where every small boy on a frozen Saskatchewan pond dreamed of playing one day. This is a great occasion. Down in the arena are not simple representatives of a professional hockey team. The athletes are representing all Canada, our lads carrying the Maple Leaf in the world basketball championships.
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BUSINESS

A golden payout

Sporting a big golden butterfly pin on her pastel blue suit, Peggy Witte confidently announced last week that she was upping the ante in the betting war for Lac Minerals Ltd. Witte, the 40-year-old chairman of Royal Oak Mines Inc. of Vancouver, increased her bid for Torontobased Lac’s shares by about $2 a share, to about $16.
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Backpack

BORN TO BE MILD

A monthly report on personal health, life and leisure
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MUSIC

No more class clowns

In a run-down warehouse in Toronto’s west end, a film production company has spent the day trying to create a wet look for Jane, the latest video by the Barenaked Ladies. A giant screen provides a blue backdrop, and a machine spewing out clouds of smoke creates a murky underwater effect.
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