March 7, 1988

WORLD/COVER

THE SECRETS OF 'SUPER TUESDAY'

BUSINESS/ECONOMY

The lure of western gold

THE WINTER OLYMPICS

MAKING THE MAGIC LAST

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WORLD/COVER

THE SECRETS OF 'SUPER TUESDAY'

Along River Road, outside Greenville, N.C., the sagging clapboard shanties of black farm work ers punctuated the win ter-barren tobacco fields. But turning down a neatly manicured lane into Marvin Blount’s farm, Tennessee Senator Albert Gore’s motorcade came to rest at a more photogenic scene of the rural South.
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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

The lure of western gold

For the Toronto Stock Exchange and that city’s financial community, the 1982 discovery of the huge Hemlo gold deposits in northwestern Ontario represented an acute embarrassment. The two companies responsible were listed on the Vancouver Stock Exchange and had raised their exploration money in Vancouver.
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THE WINTER OLYMPICS

MAKING THE MAGIC LAST

Suddenly, the party was almost over. The days were dwindling away, and the other Olympics—the ones in the Calgary streets in which Games-goers vied to have the most enjoyable time imaginable—were in their final, frenzied phase. On the Stephen Avenue mall, under a sparkling blue sky, strollers gobbled fat hotdogs, watched jugglers and listened to reggae and rock.
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THE WINTER OLYMPICS

MEDALS ON THE MOUNTAIN

The afternoon sun glinted off two broad discs of bronze as Karen Percy posed before the Olympic flame at the foot of Mount Allan at Nakiska last week. With her medals for third-place finishes in the women’s downhill and super giant slalom races, the 21-year-old from nearby Banff established herself as the new shining light of the women’s ski team and the Canadian star of the Calgary Games.
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THE WINTER OLYMPICS

THE END OF AN ERA

It was a lonely Olympic night for a woman accustomed to adoring crowds. After picking her way through a throng of excited Dutch fans dancing a conga line and chanting “Olé, olé, we are the champions,” Karin Kania— winner of five medals at previous Olympics—made a solitary walk last week from the brightly lit Olympic Oval into the chilly darkness of the University of Calgary campus.
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ANOTHER VIEW

When something smells rotten

By the time the Conservatives take us to the polls we may have forgotten what all the scandals were about. But we will remember that there were scandals. The expression “scandal-plagued” will stick in our minds. On our way to the polls we will pass through streets filled with the cry of scandal.
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COLUMN

Defending the right to defend

In January’s Criminal Lawyers’ Association Newsletter, Toronto lawyer Paul Copeland launched a vicious attack on a chapter in the book Greenspan: The Case for the Defence, written by Edward L. Greenspan and George Jonas. The attack concerned a sequence of events in 1981 when a group of radical lawyers accused the 18-member Toronto police holdup squad of torturing suspects.
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COVER

A SON OF THE NEW SOUTH

Thirty years ago the Sterling high school football team and its star quarterback, Jesse Jackson, regularly piled into a school bus for the 60-km trip through the Appalachian Mountains to Asheville, N.C. Jackson’s team, like its opponents in Asheville, was all black.
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DATELINE: NEWTON ABBOT

A little Poland in Devon

As she slowly walks the corridors, wrapped in a long wool topcoat and leaning on a cane, only one thing seems out of place: the headphones clamped firmly over her traditional Polish head scarf. The woman’s portable radio, tuned to an English-language station that she cannot understand, was suggested by a staff member to keep away the haunting memories of a night nearly 50 years ago when she watched invading soldiers murder members of her family.
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CANADA

Avoiding future conflicts

For more than three years accusations of scandal and patronage beset the federal Conservative government. As a result, when a Quebec jury acquitted former cabinet minister André Bissonnette on Feb. 23 on charges of breach of trust, fraud and conspiracy, a jubilant Prime Minister Brian Mulroney went on the offensive against his critics.
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BUSINESS WATCH

Derring-do with a conscience

When he landed on Feb. 22 at Vancouver International Airport, 47 hours, 43 minutes and 26 seconds after he had left the same point to fly around the world, Edgar Kaiser had jetted 23,414 miles and set nine new speed records for the size of aircraft (a British-built Aerospace 800) that he and his two copilots had been flying.
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THE WINTER OLYMPICS

STARS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

From the beginning, it was supposed to be a two-star event. East German Katarina Witt and American Debi Thomas would fight it out for the Olympic gold medal: two Carmens, two contenders. But suddenly, near the end of the night, the script was torn up and Canada found itself with a freshly minted heroine.
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COVER

TRYING TO WIN THE HEART OF TEXAS

The Lord moves in mysterious ways in Texarkana, Tex. Next to a highway and on the border with Arkansas sits a sign in front of The Blue Jean Store. Its message: “God loves you going out of business sale.” This year Texans are invoking God in politics as well as in business, as retired army colonel Nathan Reiter recently discovered.
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