May 1, 2000

Letters

The Mail

Cover

How We THINK

Education

Translating Success

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Letters

The Mail

Journalists slam Canada’s public health system and its staffers at their peril, as Barbara Amiel discovered with her April 17 column, “Why we need private medicine. ” The e-mailflood started immediately, followed quickly by a torrent of faxes and mailed letters.
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Cover

How We THINK

CANADA'S STEVEN PINKER CHALLENGES THE ACCEPTED WISDOM OF HOW THE HUMAN BRAIN WORKS
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Education

Translating Success

Thirty-five years after the introduction of French immersion, its boosters and detractors are still at loggerheads
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Sports

Making the Grade

Toronto’s Raptors are winning fans with a hot star and a playoff berth
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Automotive Marketplace

So You Want To Buy A Car

It is that time. You realize you need to buy a car, and if you are like most Canadians, just the thought of going through the process fills you with fear and loathing. In particular, if you are a woman, you can add intimidation to the list. Suddenly a trip to the dentist for a root canal looks more appealing.
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Theatre

Red-hot Drama

It comes from the oldest drama ever written, yet the scene could have been torn from last night’s nightmare. Great metal doors rumble open to reveal a woman in a low-necked party dress. She is bent over a large bathtub, her hair dishevelled, her eyes glittering strangely, her chest and arms bathed in blood.
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Business

A Party for Gamblers

Toronto investor and self-described gambler Tsai Kian Sung got into the market two years ago for a very simple reason: “I’m 56—nobody would hire me.” Soon, however, unemployment started to look pretty good to the former Hong Kong businessman.
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World

Lust and Money

Call it “The Case of the Woman Who Wasn’t There.” In the coolly modern courtroom 15B of the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan last week, two men sat at the defendants’ table. James McDermott—a 48-year-old onetime Wall Street merger king with the beefy build of a college athlete gone to seed—fidgeted and joked with his lawyers.
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Overture

Overture

NHL playoffs : Curtis Joseph bowls over ref; no suspension. Alexei Zhitnik uses stick like scythe; gets one game. Say this for Gary Bettman: ever think anyone could make ya miss John Ziegler? Queen’s Park-Ottawa ad wars: Why Government Is Bad for Your Health, Reason No. 54,367.
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Life

Willing and not disabled

It is the kind of horseplay 10-year-old boys are famous for, but this time it ended badly. Ross Watson was at home in Calmar, Alta., 34 km southwest of Edmonton, when a friend picked up Watson's pellet rifle and began shooting. He wasn’t aiming for Watson’s face, but an errant shot sent a pellet into Watson’s right eye, blinding him instantly.
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