APPOINTED: Quebec Archbishop Marc Ouellet was one of 31 new princes of the church elevated by a seriously ill Pope John Paul II to help choose his successor. Ouellet, 59, becomes Canada’s third cardinal. CHARGED: After being involved in a latenight crash in Atlanta that broke his Ferrari sports car in two and seriously injured teammate Dan Snyder, 25, emerging NHL star Dany Heatley, 22, of the Adanta Thrashers, was charged with reckless driving.
It would have been nice to see the cover of the Sept. 29 issue read “Cool bicycles,” or perhaps “Cool regional integrated transit system for Toronto,” instead of “Cool cars.” And I had to grimace at the caption calling the Prius “environmentally friendly” at 5.6 litres per 100 km, when Greenpeace is pushing for the three-litre-per-100-km car in Europe.
WORKING AT HIS COMPUTER in Camp Julien’s medical facilities, Master Cpl. Mario Charette doesn’t stand out. But this unassuming operating room technician is a decorated veteran of four previous postings, including the Gulf War and Somalia in 1992-93, where he was caught in a riot at a hospital in Belet Huen.
LANGUAGE BARRIERS can make questions difficult. Travellers learn to keep the concept simple: “Which way to the Pantheon?” “Do you have kaopectate?” “May I use your washroom right now?” Subtle or nuanced questions are usually to be avoided.By STEVE BURGESS
IN FAMILY MEMORIES, my Uncle Richard will always be the tough, amiable guy who prowled the turbulent Halifax waterfront of the 1930s. A quiet man, dubbed “Buster” by his six doting siblings, he preferred a duck hunt in the rural mist to his stevedore chores.By MARY JANIGAN
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