May 29, 1995

NORTH VERSUS SOUTH 1819
COVER

NORTH VERSUS SOUTH

Two men, one a black American legend, a football hero; the other a white Canadian, a small-town book keeper. Both are being tried-the American in Los Angeles, the Canadian in Toronto-for the first-degree murders of two people. Each is guaranteed a public trial by a jury of his peers.
LIVE, FROM L.A. 2223
COVER

LIVE, FROM L.A.

The O.J. Simpson trial is big, strange, rivetting and qntessentially Americans
HORROR STORIES 1415
CANADA

HORROR STORIES

The young man in the prisoner’s box is a broad-shouldered figure, his light brown hair closely cropped at the back and sides, his dark suit carefully pressed. At 30, he is good-looking, in a bland kind of way, and he grew up in a typical Canadian suburb.
A PRIVATE PLAY 4445
BUSINESS

A PRIVATE PLAY

Onex bids $2.3 billion to take over Labatt
JAPAN’S NIGHTMARE 3839
WORLD

JAPAN’S NIGHTMARE

A dramatic arrest leaves many unanswered questions
OUT OF THE SHADOWS 5455
ART

OUT OF THE SHADOWS

A retrospective celebrates a neglected sculptor
MAKING AMENDS 3031
CANADA

MAKING AMENDS

An Ontario town apologizes for an attack on a francophone
Double overtime 3637
CANADA

Double overtime

In the inexhaustible lexicon of sport, there are any number of clichés that fit the bill: "never give up," "it ain't over 'til it's over," and on and on. Last week, hockey fans in Winnipeg said all of them and more. A fortnight after teary-eyed politicians and team officials declared the National Hockey League Jets would be sold and moved to another city, diehard Manitobans continued their fight to save the team.
OPENING NOTES 1011
OPENING NOTES

OPENING NOTES

In times of tight fiscal restraint, it is not every day that a new educational facility opens its doors. Last week, however, the Vancouver Film School unveiled the world’s first multimedia teaching centre. The $5.5million facility’s state-of-the-art hardware is housed in a converted Gastown bowling alley partly decorated in a 1950s retro look.
Eye for the prize 4647
BUSINESS

Eye for the prize

In the late 1980s, when Onex Corp. was in the throes of snapping up airline caterers, couriers and packaging companies, the company’s chief executive, Gerald Schwartz, and his wife, Heather Reisman, still found time to cast acquisitive eyes on the house next to their mansion in Toronto’s tony Rosedale neighborhood.
A tasteless joke and a moral dilemma 1213
COLUMN

A tasteless joke and a moral dilemma

When it came to the imprisonment of writers in left-wing regimes, such as China or Cuba, the past silence of PEN was deafening
PEOPLE 5253
PEOPLE

PEOPLE

As a London-based criminal lawyer, Frances Fyfield often sees the gritty aftermath of big city crime. But that still leaves a lot of questions unanswered, particularly those about the motives of the felon. So when Fyfield, 45, writes her murder mysteries—which reviewers often describe as “chillers” rather than “thrillers”—that is the territory she explores.
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COVER

Turning shame into lucrative fame

It all started with Tonya Harding, the street-tough figure skater who leaped into the media limelight when implicated in the bashing of her rival's knee in 1994. "It just kept escalating beyond belief," says Sherri Spillane, a Los Angeles talent agent.
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