June 22, 1981

COVER

Don’t drink the water

COLUMN

A bachelor’s life for we

WORLD

Fallout spreads from Osirak

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COVER

Don’t drink the water

On a one-kilometre stretch of road that runs as straight as a plumb line through the heart of Southwestern Ontario’s Harwich Township, seven families in seven white frame houses won’t drink the water. Last summer, the well, which was as pure as a two-year-old’s conscience when Charlie Jacobs started drinking from it in 1910, began smelling swampy.
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COLUMN

A bachelor’s life for we

The country seems bent on renewing its pact with yet another single man
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WORLD

Fallout spreads from Osirak

Israel's sortie against Iraq's nuclear program raises a storm of protest
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U.S.A.

An odds-on motive for murder

Roger Wheeler's life was ruled by numbers. And so, police believe, was his death
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PEOPLE

Although today’s computers can produce symphonic sound, they are unlikely ever to approach the bigband swing directed by Bill (Count) Basie. Since the mid-’30s, when the Basie orchestra roared out of Kansas City, the road has been home for the pianist and his 19-piece band.
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BOOKS

The melancholy babies

No more intrepid Mickeys flying night kitchen or Maxes in wolf suits staring the wild things right in their yellow eyes. The all-conquering boy heroes of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are (1963) and In the Night Kitchen (1970) caused a revolution in picture books with their direct confrontation of the “ugly” emotions of childhood—fear, anxiety, anger, the stirrings of sex.
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RELIGION

Toward the priestly robes

A Catholic group in Canada pushes for women's ordination
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FILMS

A long, cool summer of Saturday afternoons

A feast of outsized fantasy films to sate the senses
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THIS CANADA

Guysborough rides a wave of success

It’s three o’clock on Friday afternoon and the winds whipping off the Atlantic at Little Dover, N.S., are threatening rain. Inside the shell of a building that houses the Boat Builders Co-operative, hammers and saws have been hung up for the day (co-opers work long hours during the week and knock off Friday at lunchtime), while outside a handful of men hurriedly daub paint on a nine-metre Cape Islander, scrambling to finish the fishing boat’s refit before the downpour.
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BUSINESS

Flying ever closer to the sun

The Cities Service Co. building in downtown Tulsa, Okla., has about it the air of an exposed fortess. Its dark, recessed windows, row after row of perfect squares, might be gun placements—exactly the right setting for the corporate siege now under way.
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PASSAGES

DIED:

Allen Ludden, 63, host of the television game shows Password and G. E. College Bowl, in Los Angeles, Calif., following an 18month battle with cancer. His widow is actress Betty White—“Sue Ann Nivens” on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. ASSUMED OFFICE: West Berlin Christian Democratic Union leader Richard von Weizsaecker, 60, as governing mayor of West Berlin, heading the first all-CDU administration since the Second World War.
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National

Dialing for Dollars All in the Family

As though they didn’t have enough on their minds—what with the strike by 2,100 members of the National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians (NABET) and the threat of a July 1 strike by TV directors in the U.S.—CBC brass found them-selves in yet another briar patch last week.
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DATELINE: SOUTH AFRICA

Watering holes in the wasteland

South Africans escape puritanical laws in the pleasure palaces of the black homelands
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