He calls her "Squidgy" and declares his love, she calls him "darling" and complains that her husband makes her life "torture," and the British tabloids are calling it another royal scandal. The furor erupted when the racy Sun newspaper, a chronicler of difficulties in the marriage of Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles, published the transcript of a mobilephone conversation that it claimed a ham-radio operator had taped between Diana and marketing executive James Gilbey.
This issue was, in my opinion, appropriately titled “special issue” (“British Columbia,” Cover, Aug. 24). My reaction to the articles and photographs was overwhelmingly emotional. At first, I felt a jealous homesickness for Vancouver Island, where I had spent an all-tooshort three years.
Air Canada and a group of investors led by Texas businessman David Bonderman offered $480 million for a 49-per-cent interest in Continental Airlines Inc., which has been operating under legal bankruptcy protection since 1990. Meanwhile, Canadian Airlines International Ltd.
It took Vicky Maclean of The Edmonton Sun to point out the obvious. In her column following the conclusion of the recent Ottawa constitutional talks, she identified the negotiator who had carried the day. “Like it or not,” she wrote, “if this deal is approved by the people of Canada, Brian Mulroney will go down in history as one of our most important prime ministers.By Peter C. Newman5 min
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