NO TO MCVEIGH A U.S. federal judge rejected the appeal by Timothy McVeigh’s lawyers to stay the Oklahoma City bomber’s scheduled June 11 execution. Judge Richard Matsch ruled that the more than 4,000 pages of documents the FBI had failed to turn over to McVeigh’s lawyers at the time of his 1997 trial did not mitigate McVeigh’s guilt in the April 19, 1995, explosion at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building that killed 168 people.
The crowd in the downtown Toronto nightclub was on its feet cheering. The man behind the microphone, 62-year-old industrialist Scott Griffin, attempted to escape the applause with shy ducks of his boyish mop of hair. He was there last week to announce that the evening belonged to the poets, beneficiaries of the Griffin Poetry Prize.By John Bemrose5 min
It’s not a good time to be a grown-up moviegoer. As summer approaches, the multiplex menu seems to be narrowing down to two options: movies about animals and movies about machines. Everywhere you turn, the screen is overrun with critters or computers or computer-generated critters.By Brian D. Johnson5 min
The day care of the west-end Toronto church is a fitting setting for the weekly meetings of one of the city’s only dads’ support groups, Fathers Are Capable Too. Cribs, stuffed animals and building blocks piled neatly against the walls are a pleasant reminder of the children these fathers have come to talk about.By Susan McClelland5 min
Joe Clark was smiling broadly, holding court poolside at the back of his chalet-style home in the exclusive Rockcliffe Park neighbourhood of Ottawa last week. A dozen of Canada's leading journalists clustered around, hanging on his every word.By JULIAN BELTRAME5 min
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