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Earthquake Devastates Turkey

In the devastated western Turkish town of Korfez last week, Kemal Bekci, 39, stood in front of a five-storey building that was leaning oddly sideways. "I lived here for seven years," he said, shaking his head in disbelief. Then he added, almost in a whisper: "My two sons died.

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Colin Linden

Colin Linden. Guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer, b Toronto 16 Apr 1960. Blues-oriented musician Colin Linden lived for a time in White Plains, New York, before his family returned to Toronto in 1971.

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Tom Green (Profile)

Over the rest of his lunch, Green, now Canada's hottest comedy export, receives similar attention. But it is nothing like the hysteria he has generated south of the border.

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Samuel Nordheimer

Samuel Nordheimer. Music dealer, publisher, financier, b Memmelsdorf, Bavaria, 6 Feb 1824, d Toronto 29 Jun 1912. He was a partner with his brother Abraham in the formation of A. & S. Nordheimer music store and publishing firm.

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J. & O. Crémazie

J. & O. Crémazie. Quebec City booksellers and music publishers. The partnership between the brothers Joseph (1812-80) and Octave (1827-79) began in 1844 and lasted until 1862.

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Millennium Preparations

Maj. Rod Babiuk picked up his brass abacus for a buck at a garage sale, while many of his colleagues at CFB Kingston hunted down wooden versions of the beaded counting machines. No, the army has not developed a sudden interest in ancient math.

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Willie Seaweed

Willie Seaweed, or Hiamas, a formal address meaning "right maker," or more commonly Kwaxitola, meaning "smoky-top," Northwest Coast artist, singer, dancer (b at Nugent Sound, BC c 1873; d at Blunden Harbour, BC 1967).

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Prairie Dog

The prairie dog is a highly gregarious, diurnal, terrestrial ground squirrel that lives in colonies or "towns."

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Grozny Falls

The Chechen rebels slipped into the snowy southern mountains, beating a retreat ahead of the Russian soldiers who last week reclaimed the smouldering ruins of the regional capital of Grozny. But not all of the rebels got out before their enemy's arrival.

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Young Offers Act Reform

This week, when Joe Wamback addresses the Commons committee reviewing proposed changes to the Young Offenders Act, he will tell the politicians about the horrific assault that almost killed his son last summer.

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Human Smugglers

"Eightball" pulls back his long black hair, adjusts his balaclava and peers across the St. Lawrence River through his night-vision binoculars.

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Camille Couture

Camille Couture. Violinist, teacher, violin maker, (b Loretteville, near Quebec City, 23 Feb 1876, d Montreal 27 Jun 1961). He first studied violin for seven years with Jean Duquette in Montreal.

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Bal chez Boulé

'Bal chez Boulé'. The text of this chanson en laisse (a type of French ballad or epic song) appears for the first time in the supplement to the Chansonnier des Collèges (1851).

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Grand Theatre

Grand Theatre The original Grand Opera House opened amid a strong amateur and professional theatrical tradition on 8 Sept 1881 in the upper floors of the Masonic Temple at London, Ont. At its peak in the 1890s, the 2070-seat Grand was host to 100 companies and 300 performances annually.

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Camerata

Camerata (on tour, known as Camerata Canada). Chamber ensemble formed in Toronto in 1972 by the pianists Elyakim Taussig and Kathryn Root, the flutist Suzanne Shulman, the clarinetist James Campbell, the cellist Coenraad Bloemendal, the violinist Adele Armin, and the violist Paul Armin.

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Dale Bartlett

Dale Bartlett, pianist, teacher, accompanist (born 10 August 1936 in Lethbridge, AB; died 20 December 2013 in Montréal, QC); ARAM 1983; honorary LLD (Lethbridge) 1984. He studied 1941-53 in his native city with Margaret Stevens and later with Beatrice Foster. During these years he received the silver medal of the RCMT eight times in succession.

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James Dyer

James (Edwin) Dyer. Violin and viola maker, b Norfolk County, Ont, ca 1897, d Toronto? ca 1960. His interest in violins began at about 12 on receipt of an old and stringless instrument from a neighbour.

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Lydia Boucher

Lydia (Sister Marie-Thérèse) Boucher. Teacher, composer, b St-Ambroise-de-Kildare, near Montreal, 28 Feb 1890, d Montreal 5 Mar 1971; lauréat (AMQ) 1914, diplôme académique (AMQ) 1916, B MUS (Montreal) 1931. She joined the Soeurs de Ste-Anne in 1907 and took her vows in 1909.