July 6, 1998

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Power player

To any hockey fan of a certain age, the expressive, brooding face— dominated by its oftbroken, hawk-shaped nose—and strapping sixfoot, four-inch presence remain as familiar as the renowned “spinoramas” that Serge Savard perfected in 15 seasons as a National Hockey League defenceman.
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The slow burn of a sweetgrass spell

After being impersonated by other races in countless westerns, native actors have finally begun to make their own mark in the movies. And many of them—notably Graham Greene and Tantoo Cardinal (Dances With Wolves), Gary Farmer (Dead Man) and Adam Beach (Dance Me Outside)—have emerged from Canada’s fertile native theatre community.
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PAROLED: Former hockey baron Alan Eagleson, 65, after serving one-third of his 18-month sentence for fraud and theft; in Toronto. Eagleson—who was disbarred by the Law Society of Upper Canada and stripped of his Order of Canada after his January conviction— has to remain in Ontario and report to a parole officer after his July 7 release.
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The Mail

The Mail

I am writing in response to your June 22 cover story (“America by Canadians”). It is unfortunate that most of our great talent, whether it be actors, comedians or news anchors, are forced to go south of the border in order to better their careers and wages.
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Tears and lost wealth

For the past 18 months, Sheena Walker has lived quietly with daughters Emily, now 4, and Lily, 2, at her mother Barbara's turn-of-the-century fieldstone home outside the small southwestern Ontario town of Paris. The attractive, dark browed 22-year-old sometimes attends Sunday services at a local United Church.


William Johnson’s many detractors do not mince words. “Radical, racist, provocateur” are a few of the angry epithets tossed his way in the month since Johnson took over the helm of Alliance Quebec, the province’s English-rights lobby group.
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World Cup fever

For Aidan Closs, it was a matter of honor. Last week, after Norway beat football powerhouse Brazil 2-1 in first-round play of the World Cup in France, the Toronto graphic artist and ardent supporter of Norway’s soccer team hopped onto his bicycle for a display of bravado.
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