September 4, 2000

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The Mail

The Mail

Your cover story drove me to extreme levels of excitement (“The future: will it work?” Aug. 21). These advances could bring us to a more Star Trek-like utopia sooner than its creator, Gene Roddenberry, hoped, with nanomachines creating food, clothes, anything we need from waste, and bionic or cybernetic implants for quick and easy medical fixes, and maybe even robots doing work for us.
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Canada

Troubled Tories

Is the Conservative party limping towards oblivion?
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Cover

25 CANADIANS

In the eyes of many of his peers, William Osler was the greatest doctor in the history of the world
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CANADIANS WHO INSPIRED THE WORLD

WHO INSPIRED THE WORLD? WHO moved the course of human existence in a new direction? Napoleon, for one, may have been a dictator, but he paradoxically spread the ideas of liberty spawned by the French Revolution across Europe. No one would deny his supreme importance.
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World

Tragedy and Anger

Russian President Vladimir Putin was once known as the “grey cardinal,” a man who wielded immense power behind the scenes. Following his election on March 26, the former KGB director stepped from the shadows in a combative bid to restore Russia’s tattered image.
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Health

Fighting for a Better Life

Parents of autistic kids turn to the courts in search of funding
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Business

Wireless Connection

Phone firms Telus and Clearnet merge to form a national giant
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Overture

Overture

Anne Heche: Actress appears dazed and disoriented, and then flies Air Canada to Toronto. If that happened in reverse order, we’d all understand. Survivor: It’s finally over. Somewhere on a remote island, North American newspaper columnists and talk-show hosts are now gathered, trying to find something new to fixate on.
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Reopening the History Books

Canadians are woefully ignorant of the past
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Films

Docs with daring

There was a time, in the 1980s, when feuding between the Montreal and Toronto film festivals raged on a par with the old rivalry between the Leafs and the Canadiens. But with the Toronto event now firmly established as the continent s leading festival, there is no longer any real contest.
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