April 5, 2004

Cover

rude awakening

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CRUNCH TIME

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rude awakening

From surly clerks to demon drivers, Howard Stern to the House of Commons, we’re suffering through an epidemic of incivility. So—what of it?
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CRUNCH TIME

CRUNCH TIME

The health-care prognosis is bad, so why didn’t the budget address funding?
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THE MAIL

Kudos to Maclean’s for taking a strong stand against hockey violence in a country that largely seems indifferent to it (“No end in sight,” Cover, March 22). It boggles my mind that in a nation so proud of its peacekeeping role around the world, our national sport should feature, and even encourage, such mindless, sickening acts of violence on a regular basis.
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UPPING THE ANTE

UPPING THE ANTE

Both sides brace for more violence after an Israeli political assassination
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SARAH’S EDGE

In Austin, Tex., SHANDA DEZIEL finds, Sarah Harmer is irresistible
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RIDING HIGH IN TEXAS

Canadians at South by Southwest generated a whole lot of buzz
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GONE HOOPS CRAZY

Where Canadian hardwood junkies dance, drink—and watch a little ball
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WHY DON’T PEOPLE VOTE?

There are many ways to bring alienated citizens back to the ballot box
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ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK

Thailand’s government is trying to change the city’s wild-and-crazy image. Good luck, says STEVE BURGESS.
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LORD OF THE RING

LORD OF THE RING

Atom EgoyarVs Die Walküre will be post-apocalyptic
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