In Illinois it was credits to boost farm exports, in Nebraska a bill to promote conversion of surplus grain to gasohol. There have been regular radio broadcasts, a primetime TV address and, via satellite, simultaneous fund-raising appearances for 14 Republican congressional aspirants.
As an enduring enigma, Pierre Trudeau has no match. But the prime minister left Canadians more bewildered than usual last week by staring into the nation’s living rooms in the combined guise of philosopherking and economic faith healer.
The CBC has been backed against the wall so often that at times it seems to be permanently attached there. Last week, with corporation President Pierre Juneau under attack for his quick agreement to grant the prime minister access to the airwaves on three consecutive evenings, was one of those times.By Mark Czarnecki9 min
Classrooms across Canada this season are stirring with the beginnings of a profound change in children's education, one which many educators believe is the first quantum leap in learning since the invention of the printing press 500 years ago.
At noon, Watts, the heart of Los Angeles’ black ghetto, is a desert. Storefronts along 103rd Street— “Charcoal Alley”—are still blackened by the fires of the great riots of 1965. Vacant lots sit like gaps in a mouthful of decaying teeth. A menacing lethargy hangs in the air.By William Scobie7 min
As the last notes of the Well-Tempered Clavier fade and the superlatives run beyond the Everyman vocabulary, Glenn Gould smiles contentedly for those who know how to listen (Glenn Gould: 1932-1982, Cover, Oct. 18). Music, God’s generous gift to mankind, has many deserving ambassadors, yet few with his insight, intellect and profound convictions about how to interpret composers of yesteryear.
If the deal closes as expected on Nov. 16, there will likely be a celebration in the boardroom of Cadillac Fairview Corporation. Executives of the large Toronto-based development company have made no secret of their enthusiasm for the deal by which the company will hand over 68 of its apartment buildings—about 80 per cent of its apartment holdings—to Greymac Credit Corporation, in exchange for $270 million.
"These hearings will open wounds for some people. I can feel that beginning to happen now.” Sister Lorraine Michael offers a prediction on the eve of royal commission hearings on the sinking of the Ocean Ranger, scheduled to start this week in St. John’s.By Michael Clugston5 min
Most of the criticism of television evangelists is unfair—they are even attacked for their physiques. Ernest Angley, for instance, is disparaged for being plump and having a short neck. But, chiefly, the evangelists are lampooned and denounced because they ask for money and meddle in politics.By Alden Nowlan5 min
Right string, wrong yo-yo. Anybody else delivering Pierre Trudeau's television message might have been believed. There he was, looking like a dauphin of the late French empire, telling his court of defeat on distant battlefields. But anyone with even a room-temperature IQ was not fooled.By Peter C. Newman4 min
Heaven alone knows by what reasoning the towering foreheads at NBC decided that Tony Kubek and Joe Garagiola needed help at the World Series microphones as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Milwaukee Brewers. The mike has not yet been invented that can outpoint Kubek, and when he is joined by Garagiola, you have the greatest enemies known to silence.By Trent Frayne4 min
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