Ivan Boesky, once Wall Street’s most infamous inside trader, is enjoying good health, new wealth and a satisfying sex life. Out of jail after serving a two-year sentence and living in La Jolla, Calif., Boesky, 55, is portrayed by associates as a hedonist who spends his days weightlifting and cavorting with “young girls” in his mountaintop home, while cashing monthly $15,000 alimony cheques from his wealthy ex-wife.By BRUCE WALLACE5 min
Once, in the dark ages of television, your agent occupied a chair on a panel putting the usual penetrating questions to an expert guest (“Gee whiz, sir, do you think you’ll win the Stanley Cup this year?”). This was in the early 1950s when the National Hockey League had six teams and was considering adding a seventh, the Cleveland Barons.By TRENT FRAYNE5 min
A damp and chilly wind whistled through the empty downtown streets surrounding the Hamilton Convention Centre. Inside, packed into one of the centre’s meeting rooms, about 250 people who had braved the inhospitable weather waited for a speech by federal NDP Leader Audrey McLaughlin.
There’s an apocryphal story making the rounds these days about the darkest days of the Cold War, when every Revolution Day the Soviet Union would show off its latest means of mass destruction by staging an elaborate military parade past the Kremlin.By Peter C. Newman5 min
When the writs were issued in mid-September for the Oct. 26 referendum, few would have guessed that the Yes option would be so roundly rejected by a majority of Canadians. Certainly the polls at that time gave little indication that the referendum would form a lightning rod for the otherwise unfocused dissent that had become so prevalent in public opinion over the previous year.By ALLAN R. GREGG6 min
For years now, politicians the world over have been accusing the media of being negative—carefree critics, totally devoid of positive proposals. It was one Spiro Agnew, a better-known American at the time, who crowned this criticism with caustic comment about the “nattering nabobs of negativism,” or somesuch.By STEWART MacLEOD4 min
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