How can you describe someone who murders his family as a loving father and husband (“Death of a family,” Cover, April 15)? So-called nice guys like John Bauer are not generous, they are manipulative. Gestures are self-serving and gifts have chains attached.
The litany of damage inflicted on the frail body of Randal Dooley before his September, 1998, death makes clear why his is considered one of the worst cases of child abuse in Canadian legal history. Medical experts said the seven-year-old boy died of brain injuries likely caused by being shaken repeatedly.
In a world where most mountains have been climbed and rivers forded, the urban environment is the final forbidden frontier for a shadowy group of explorers. They go by various names—infiltrators, angels of the underground, urban explorers—but they share a common philosophy: to go where they’re not supposed to, and to share their conquests with the growing fraternity of inner-city adventurers.
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