If Ronald Reagan’s doctors are right, the toughest 70-year-old man in America will return to the White House next week, well enough to resume a near normal schedule of Oval Office functions. The president’s swift and high-spirited recovery from a would-be assassin’s .22calibre bullet which punctured his left lung has been called remarkable; all things being equal, he will fly to California at month’s end as planned, attend his eldest daughter’s wedding and keep an appointment with Mexico’s President José Lópes Portillo.By Michael Posner12 min
I really enjoyed your delectable cover Hunger for Housing (March 30). The gingerbread house looked scrumptious enough to eat. But where did you get the blue Smarties? —BETTINA FRAEDRICH, Scarborough, Ont. The last paragraph of your article on real estate was, in my opinion, undoubtedly the stupidest comment, not only in this article but in any article, on housing I have read in 20 years.
"When I first met Margaret Trudeau , she had on a gigantic hat and an outrageous dress—I can really understand how she had to strive for her individuality,” recalls Rita Jenrette, soon-to-be-ex-wife of ex-congressman John Jenrette. Now promoting her own kiss-and-tell memoir of lowlife at the top, My Capitol Secrets, Jenrette is facing the consequences of too much media herself.By TOM MACGREGOR6 min
John Hay After the Tories nattered their way into a seventh day of filibuster in the Commons two floors below, New Democrat Ed Broadbent quietly slipped into Joe Clark’s office last week hoping for a deal. Broadbent had just hung up the phone after getting Pierre Trudeau’s assurance that the government would accept the NDP’s formula for ending the constitutional stalemate.
It is 4 a.m. and Vancouver general practitioner Dr. David Bachop is sitting in a hospital waiting room, exhausted. He has just performed a difficult forceps delivery of a distressed baby. Pulling on a cigarette, he reflects that he has shepherded the mother through nine months of pregnancy and will give her six weeks of postnatal attention.
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