If there was a defining moment at the Republican convention that set Bob Dole on the final lap of his quest for the American presidency last week, it may have come early on Wednesday evening. Dole’s wife, Elizabeth, had been given the task of telling the life story of her famously private husband.
The woman, in her late 20s, lives with her parents in a suburb of Toronto. She has what she describes as a good job in the financial services industry and she drives a late-model car. Once a month since April, she has been driving three hours to Kingston, Ont., to visit a man with whom she had a passionate relationship in the late 1980s and whom, for reasons she cannot entirely explain, she still loves.By D’ARCY JENISH8 min
When Asiaweek recently hunted for the most authoritative economist in the region to comment on stock market trends, the newsmagazine chose to interview a soft-spoken Canadian with impeccable credentials and talent to burn. Ken Courtis, the Tokyo-based strategist and chief economist for Deutsche Bank Group Asia Pacific, predicted last summer that stocks would perform “like Chinese New Year’s firecrackers,” and warned readers to “get out before everyone decides the party’s over.”By Peter C. Newman5 min
Because I hadn’t spotted a smoker among them, I did an informal survey of the people I see most and know best to find out about their smoking habits— past, and, in case I had missed something, present. I was right; none smoked. All but two of the two dozen had smoked at one time.By George Bain5 min
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