June 16, 1997

EYES ON THE PRIZE 3637
Sports COVER

EYES ON THE PRIZE

BRUCE WALLACE In the select fraternity of race-car drivers—men who squeeze behind the wheel of the “tub” and turn a skeleton of thin carbon fibre into a howling, fuel-slurping, rubber-sizzling bullet—talk among the brethren sometimes turns to fear.
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Canada

Millennium man

Jean Chrétien intends to govern, but it may be a rough ride
The legacy of Watergate 3031
World

The legacy of Watergate

The scandal lingers in public life, 25 years later
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Theatre

Camelot charismas

Stratford's stage fest has a new lease on enchantment
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Theatre

Dreams and despair

Altogether, the Stratford Festival will mount 12 productions this year. Seven start later in the summer. The following are currently running: Camelot, with music by Frederick Loewe, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, directed by Richard Monette.
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Business

From rags to riches

Canadian clothing retailers are rebounding
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Queen of the festival

It was a strange way for a couple to not spend an evening together. Onstage at the gala opening of the Stratford Festival, Cynthia Dale was enjoying the most momentous opening night of her career, wearing Queen Guenevere’s crown on the glittering medieval set of Camelot.
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Opening Notes

Opening Notes

Eerie portraits Margaret Atwood’s 1977 short story Rape Fantasies paints an eerie portrait of the southwestern Ontario town of Leamington, known for its Heinz factory and surrounding tomato farms. In the story, a woman imagines getting raped in the cellar of her mother’s Leamington home by an axewielding man who grabs her as she reaches in the dark for a jar of jam.
Europe's quandary 2829
World

Europe's quandary

On French television’s nightly satirical puppet show Les Guignols de l’info, Socialist Leader Lionel Jospin’s character is called "Yo-Yo.” A naïve politician forever changing policy direction in hopes of getting elected, Yo-Yo is a takeoff on “Oui-Oui,” a well-known French children’s figure who spends his time aimlessly driving his car around Dreamland looking for ideas.
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Canada

Prairie pragmatist

The Opposition leader vows to change Canadian politics
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