February 10, 1997

ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE? 4243
COVER

ARE YOUR KIDS SAFE?

She bears the burden of it still, more than a year after finally summoning the courage to reveal her terrible secret. So call her Carol. It is not her real name but it does offer whatever small comfort anonymity can provide. She was only 13 years old when it started; a five-foot, 95-pound waif with enough talent as a gymnast to compete at the provincial level in her native British Columbia.
The Mail 44a

The Mail

The cover story on mutual funds was most welcome and informative except for one complaint (“The best and worst mutual funds,” Jan. 27). Returns, risks and expenses are three important considerations in any long-term investment decision.
Measuring young minds 5051
Education

Measuring young minds

A national exam stirs a debate over testing
Beautiful harmony 5657
Music

Beautiful harmony

A visionary label puts Canadian musicians first
Flocking together 2425
WORLD

Flocking together

Homesick Canadian ‘snowbirds’ rally in the sun
An extraordinary capacity to forgive 1415
CANADA

An extraordinary capacity to forgive

Her face is round and smooth and she laughs often. She is a grown woman now, a wife and mother living in a modest apartment in the area of Toronto’s east end known as “little” Chinatown. But to the world, she is still frozen in time, a terrified nine-year-old girl running down a South Vietnamese country road in June, 1972.
Feeling the heat 1213
Canada

Feeling the heat

The decision was already controversial. But last week, Defence Minister Doug Young’s earlier refusal to extend the Somalia commission of inquiry past its March 31 deadline became even more so. At issue was an affidavit, filed to the commission and swiftly released to the media, from John Dixon.
The tempest at Altamira 3031
Business

The tempest at Altamira

A takeover battle rocks the fund company
Hostage summitry 2223
World

Hostage summitry

Japan and Pern agree on talks with Lima's guerrillas
Dangerous dieting 5455
Health

Dangerous dieting

Weight-loss fads can be hazardous to the health
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