August 18, 1997

INDIA'S PASSAGE 2627
World

INDIA'S PASSAGE

A nation opening to the world faces weighty challenges on its 50th birthday
Body of evidence 4040a
BUSINESS

Body of evidence

Controversy over a corpse fuels the Bre-X scandal
GOOD INTENTIONS, MIXED RESULTS 1617
COVER

GOOD INTENTIONS, MIXED RESULTS

Danny Homer’s calm, detached tone belies the fact that he is talking about the murder that put him behind bars for life. The prisoner, now 38, explains that he was a teenager living in Regina in January, 1977, when he killed Ira McDonald, a 23-year-old partner in crime. McDonald was buying stolen goods from him, then reselling them, Homer tells a visiting reporter at Bath Institution, a medium security prison 20 km west of Kingston, Ont.
Elvis the immortal 5455
Pop Culture

Elvis the immortal

He reigns supreme 20 years after his death
A Community Trauma 3031
World

A Community Trauma

Police close in on suspects in the Air India tragedy
A KILLER'S PLEA 1213
COVER

A KILLER'S PLEA

Clifford Olson will go before a jury and ask to go free
Biting the Apple 3839
Business

Biting the Apple

Russians and Americans. Israelis and Palestinians. Hatfields and McCoys. Until last week, Microsoft and Apple were locked in the computer world’s most publicized example of a long, bitter and sometimes pointless feud. But all bad things, it seems, must come to an end—and so it was for Steven Jobs and Bill Gates as they ended two decades of sniping at each other and opted instead for an awkward embrace.
Opening Notes 1011
Opening Notes

Opening Notes

It may come as a surprise to former prime minister Brian Mulroney, to whom the federal government apologized last January for dragging his name through the mud, but the RCMP is still investigating the Airbus affair. Last week, RCMP commissioner Philip Murray told Maclean’s that a team of seven investigators is working on the case full time.
'A normal boy' 3435
WORLD

'A normal boy'

An accused terrorist had a record in Canada
Young phenoms with nerves of steel 6263
Sports Watch

Young phenoms with nerves of steel

Hingis’s mother schooled her to believe she was born to be No. 1. So she’s never surprised when victory beckons.
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