November 7, 1988 |
Canada's opposition Liberal Party has jumped to a 12-point lead over Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's Conservatives with just two weeks before federal elections, according to a Gallup poll released today. The poll, conducted for the Toronto Star newspaper, gave the Liberals 43% of the vote and the Conservatives 31%. Just last week, the poll showed the Conservatives ahead with 38% to the Liberals' 32%.
January 11, 2001 |
President Clinton's last-gasp bid to sketch a peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians appeared today to rest on the success of talks between the two sides on stemming 15 weeks of bloodshed. Israeli and Palestinian security officials met late into the night Wednesday in a follow-up to talks Israeli Cabinet minister Amnon Lipkin-Shahak held Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. The session came on the heels of a U.S. announcement that Mideast envoy Dennis B.
February 16, 1989 |
Ben Johnson's personal physician has said the disgraced Olympic sprinter took a banned steroid on one occasion four months before the Seoul Olympics last year, the Toronto Star newspaper reported today. Dr. Jamie Astaphan, in a telephone interview from the Caribbean island of St. Kitts, said Johnson was depressed last May by a hamstring injury that threatened to end his rivalry against Carl Lewis for the 100 meters Olympics gold medal.
February 8, 1987 |
It was a sign of the times, and it brought an unemployed construction worker a chance to feed his family and keep up with his mortgage. Art Fosle, a 25-year-old Sauk Village, Ill., resident who was laid off 2 1/2 months ago, was getting bored and desperate. So he made a sign that said, "Family Man Needs a Job," and stood for three hours in the cold along the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. "People were very supportive," Fosle said. "They waved at me."
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December 7, 2004 |
Pierre Berton, the prolific writer, historian and broadcaster known as "a great Canadian voice," has died, as he put it, "after a long battle with life." He was 84. Berton, who died of heart failure Nov. 30 in Toronto, had proposed the phrase he preferred in his Toronto Star newspaper column in 1994. Obituaries, he lamented, usually stated that a person had died after a long battle with heart problems, cancer or some other illness. "They battled valiantly; they lost," he wrote.
September 2, 2008 |
As A biker, I tend to receive one book repeatedly as a gift : "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." It's just one of those things that non-motorcyclists tend to give actual motorcyclists as a show of friendship, courtship or simpatico, which is why I currently own two copies and have probably given away at least as many. Never mind that "Zen" isn't (really) about motorcycles or their maintenance. Nor is it (really) about the strain of Buddhism known as Zen. It's a philosophical text about values and how individuals engage with the spiritual and technological aspects of their lives.