April 13, 1987

THE SUPER MODELS 3637
COVER

THE SUPER MODELS

Every year, Sports Illustrated magazine publishes an entire issue devoted to color photographs of gorgeous women in tropical settings wearing scanty strips of flimsy fabric. The editors at SI coyly call it their “Annual Swimsuit Issue,” but their armchair sports fans know, as do seething feminists, that it is not concocted for swimmers or seamstresses.
Between life and Death Row 5253
COLUMN

Between life and Death Row

We will make the argument first that the Mulroney government is not really as bad as it is painted. For all the talk of all the “scandals,” there really isn’t much that is all that serious. Tuna was a scandal? A trip to a nightclub was a scandal?
A storm in the markets 2829
BUSINESS/ECONOMY

A storm in the markets

In the middle of the tumultuous week, with currency, credit and commercial markets in disarray, stock broker Bob Christopherson assessed the potential damage but looked on the bright side. During a buzz of telephone calls in his highrise office in downtown Toronto, the Wood Gundy Inc. account executive said that the decline of the American dollar could cut into the profit margins of Canadian exporters.
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BUSINESS WATCH

Banking on greatness

As well as housing their money operations, bank buildings perform an essential symbolic function. When Canada’s Big Five were trying to demonstrate their concern for the aspirations of Western Canada, they stabbed the Vancouver and Calgary skies with concrete and glass towers.
A visit from the Iron Lady 1617
WORLD

A visit from the Iron Lady

For the eight million people who inhabit the Soviet capital, city life in Moscow is often monotonous and predictable. As a result, the residents of Krylatskoye, a drab apartment complex on the western edge of the city, responded enthusiastically last week when a Soviet official announced that a high-level foreign delegation was about to visit the five-year-old suburb.
The fight over no-fault T8T9
JUSTICE

The fight over no-fault

In a current TV commercial, an off-camera announcer quizzes a blond yuppie (Driver A) and a middleaged businessman (Driver B) about their car accident. Says Driver A: “It wasn’t my fault.” Says Driver B: “It wasn’t my fault.” That exchange occurs in one of a series of ads in a recent campaign by the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), and it underscores a controversial issue: the IBC is pressing to gain support for nofault automobile insurance in Ontario, which the organization says would almost eliminate costly lawsuits and lower insurance premiums by as much as 15 per cent.
Taking care of the kids 89
CANADA

Taking care of the kids

The tone was decidedly fatherly. Last Oct. 26, Liberal Leader John Turner appeared on the CBC television show The Nation's Business, telling voters that he knows what it is like to raise four children. Explained Turner: “I know that morning can come awfully early when you have a three-year-old who thinks 6 a.m. is the perfect time to start a very active day.”
The life and custody of Baby M 3434a
JUSTICE

The life and custody of Baby M

The ruling, like the case itself, was bound to be controversial. At the centre was the life and custody of a pudgy-cheeked 12-month-old child called Baby M. Her mother, Mary Beth Whitehead, a 29-year-old Brick, N.J., housewife with two other children, had contracted to bear her for a childless couple for the price of $13,500.
Sport on the wing 6b6c
DATELINE: BELGIUM

Sport on the wing

The pigeons seemed unimpressed by the ceremony. They fidgeted, nodded off in their cages or stared dreamily through a window as Belgium’s agriculture minister, Paul De Keersmaeker, awarded trophies to their proud owners. The Sunday bird show in the town of Asse, 20 km northwest of Brussels, was one of dozens that Belgian racing-pigeon lovers attend in the fall and winter to keep their hobby alive outside of the May-to-September racing season.
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WORLD

From Russia with love and espionage

The yellow rococo building that houses the U.S. Embassy on Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Street was until recently a highly protected and sensitive listening and communications post at the heart of the Communist world. But last week, with two U.S. marines in prison on spying charges and another accused of having an unauthorized sexual relationship with a Soviet woman, it became evident that the embassy’s vaunted security had been severely breached.
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