Canadian pride Congratulations on the outstanding coverage and reporting of the Centennial Olympic Games. Unlike that of our companions south of the border, Canadian media coverage was thorough, unbiased and classy. In an Olympics marred by problems and commercialism, you elevated the athletes and their families to the heights of distinction they deserved.
In July, 1936, shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, Ronald Douglas Lawrence joined the Republican forces defending Spain’s precarious democracy against fascist rebels. Within days of enlisting, the Spanish-born Lawrence (Spanish mother, British father) got his first taste of combat.By D’ARCY JENISH8 min
Tipping the scales at 420 lb., Dan Adamson was not happy being obese. After trying other methods to reduce his weight, the 44-yearold lawyer from Pocatello in southern Idaho decided to undergo a stomach-stapling operation. At first, he considered having the procedure done in Utah or California.By JONATHAN HARRIS8 min
The unnamed woman is 28 years old and a single mother to one child already—although the doctor who spilled her most private medical details to a British tabloid last week later insisted he had altered some facts to mask her identity. She lives in what the doctor conveyed to Sunday Express readers as “straitened” economic and social circumstances.By BRUCE WALLACE7 min
There is something about Mars that has long led Earthlings to wonder whether there might be life on the planet that glows bright red in the night sky. Writing in the 1940s, novelist Ray Bradbury imagined a wise and ancient race of Martians. But most sci-fi writers preferred to see them as little green men or as malign, tentacled monsters.By MARK NICHOLS6 min
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