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Steve Yzerman (Profile)

There are stories for every scar on Steve Yzerman's otherwise handsome mug, and they are not for the faint of heart. They tell of a man who, though comparatively slight by modern National Hockey League standards (five-11, 185 lb.), isn't afraid of the rough going.

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John Oliver

(Edward) John (Clavering) Oliver. Composer, guitarist, conductor, b Vancouver 21 Sep 1959; B MUS (British Columbia) 1982, M MUS (McGill) 1984, DMA (McGill) 1992.

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Kristjana Gunnars

Kristjana Gunnars, poet, writer, editor, translator (b at Reykjavik, Iceland 19 Mar 1948). Kristjana Gunnars was educated at Oregon State University and, after immigrating to Canada in 1969, at the University of Regina and the University of Manitoba.

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Haider Controversy

By Vienna's elegant standards, Leopoldstadt is a shabby place, boasting few of that old city's faded charms. It is a gritty working-class district, heavily populated by immigrants, which is the principal reason why Integrationhaus - Integration House - is sited there.

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Gordon Giffin (Profile)

Those who have done business or politics with Gordon Giffin over the years use roughly the same set of adjectives to describe the 49-year-old Atlanta lawyer who is now the United States' ambassador to Canada. Serious. Analytical. Discreet. Extremely hardworking.

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Jonathan Sewell

Jonathan Sewell, judge, politician (bap at Cambridge, Mass 29 June 1766; d at Québec 11 Nov 1839). Chief justice of Lower Canada 1808-38, he was also an influential political leader of those opposing Louis-Joseph PAPINEAU's Patriote Party.

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Richard Bradshaw

Richard (James) Bradshaw. Conductor, organist, administrator, b Rugby, England, 26 Apr 1944, d Toronto 15 Aug 2007; BA Hons (University of London) 1965, hon fellowship (Royal Conservatory of Music) 2001, hon LLD (Toronto) 2003.

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Frank Stronach (Profile)

Picture this. It is Dec. 26, opening day at Southern California's Santa Anita Race Track. The weather is fabulous: 70°, as they say in the States, and clear enough to see the purply-brown slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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Straight Edge Kids

It's Saturday night in a downtown Toronto club. The music is throbbing, cigarette smoke fills the air, drinks are being served as quickly as the waitresses can deliver, and singles scan the room for company. In other words, it's another night of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. But there's a twist.

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John Le Carré (Profile)

Perhaps the only problem in taking tea with John le Carré is that it is never clear who will speak next. One moment, it is a Russian gangster named Dima; then Genrikh, a KGB operative - and then, a plummy-sounding Margaret Thatcher lackey.

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Roberto Alomar

Roberto Velazquez Alomar, Toronto Blue Jays baseball player 1990-95 (born at Ponce, Puerto Rico 5 Feb 1968). Roberto Alomar grew up in Salinas, Puerto Rico, the son of major league player Sandy Alomar and brother of major league all-star catcher Santos "Sandy" Alomar Jr.