August 29, 1994

Bright kids, bright futures? 3637
COVER

Bright kids, bright futures?

One in five kids is giftedand likely being shortchanged at school
Night of the Jackal 2021
WORLD

Night of the Jackal

A long-hunted terrorist awaits trial in France
Medical alert 5455
TELEVISION

Medical alert

Television producer Brenda Greenberg gives her mother some of the credit for the new CBC medical drama series, Side Effects. “She always has a hundred things wrong with her, and I hear about what doctor she’s gone to and how much things cost,” says Greenberg, whose mother lives in New Jersey.
THE GARDENS PLOT 2829
BUSINESS

THE GARDENS PLOT

Last year, Harry Omest and Steve Stavro looked like they were friends. A photo of the them at a big race in Los Angeles showed the two men happily posing together for the camera. Fifteen months later, Omest, the former owner of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League and the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, contends that Stavro, a Toronto grocery store magnate, is in a blatant conflict of interest.
BIG BROTHER PATROL 1011
CANADA

BIG BROTHER PATROL

A new anti-speeding device enrages drivers but promises big revenues
The tutoring boom 4243
Bright kids, bright futures?

The tutoring boom

“Tha sard the ltl food tha hat.” When eight-year-old Joshua Gohl came home with that sentence in his workbook, it was the last straw for his mother, Jane. Joshua, a Grade 3 student in Waterloo, Ont., was attempting to write: “They shared the little food they had.
A tireless scion keeps on rolling 3031
BUSINESS

A tireless scion keeps on rolling

Morgan Firestone goes his own way with Firan
DAMMING THE FLOOD 1819
WORLD

DAMMING THE FLOOD

An exodus of Cuban refugees forces a change in Washington’s asylum policy
Fun and Games 4647
SPORTS

Fun and Games

The tone in Victoria was mellow
Poetry on the ocean 4445
DISPATCHES

Poetry on the ocean

A lonely cloud floated across the sapphire sky and 20-m.p.h. winds churned the muscular seas. Conditions, in short, were ideal for sailing. And the only real concern last week, as the wooden and fibreglass sailboats circled Mahone Bay off Chester on Nova Scotia’s south shore, was whether Ben Heisler could muster enough strength to fire the cannon to start the race.
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