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Suharto Resigns

When the news finally came, hundreds of students occupying Jakarta's sprawling parliament complex wept, hugged and chanted: "He's gone, he's gone." They had brazenly defied the army, vowing not to leave until Indonesian president Suharto resigned. In the end, the old general gave way.

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Titanic Tourism Boom

For good or ill, the City of Halifax seems inextricably linked to the tragic April 14, 1912, sinking of the RMS Titanic, which saw 1,522 souls succumb to icy Atlantic waters.

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High Cost of Healing

Despite how it may seem some days as the public tunes into the debate over health-care funding, governments in Canada have not turned off the tap. Canadians spent an estimated $76.6 billion on health care in 1997, up from $75.

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Longer Life Healthy Habits

Being passed through the giant metal doughnut of a computerized tomography scanner, patients in a modern hospital might easily conclude that the wonderful advances in medical science surrounding them are responsible for Canadians living longer than ever.

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Canadians Invade U.S. News

Peter Jennings wants to come home. Not for good - although the 59-year-old, $14-million-a-year man says that crosses his mind on occasion. But, he concedes, he loves his life in New York City and his job as the anchor and senior editor of ABC's World News Tonight too much to give it up anytime soon.

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Phyllis Gotlieb (Profile)

Phyllis GOTLIEB is the first to agree she fits the classic profile of the SCIENCE FICTION writer. "Like quite a few of us - Robert Silverberg, Frederik Pohl, my friend Judy Merril," she rhymes off, "I was an only child.

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Rodney Graham (Profile)

Rodney GRAHAM hunches over the desk in his modish Robson Street studio and taps compulsively on a calculator as if it were a musical keyboard. "I'm sorry I don't have any new work to show you," the Vancouver artist says politely. Graham, one of Canadian art's international stars, is playing hooky.

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Referendum Legislation

They are a strange pair in many ways, these two Quebecers of different generations who share the conviction that their province belongs in Canada. Politics has never been a science for Jean Chrétien. He has forged his remarkable political career by following the call of his heart and his gut.

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J. Kerr Wilson

J. (James) Kerr Wilson. Baritone, choir director, born Winnipeg, of Irish parents, 9 May 1917; died there 11 Jun 2006. He studied voice with Stanley Hoban and Winona Lightcap in Winnipeg and later with Ernesto Vinci in Toronto.

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Margaret MacLeod

Margaret MacLeod (b Arnett). Historian, collector, b Kerwood, west of London, Ont, 1877, d Winnipeg 17 Feb 1966. Educated in Brandon, Man, and Winnipeg, she devoted herself to researching the social history of Manitoba and especially of the Red River Valley.

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Ars Organi

Ars Organi. Society founded in Montreal in 1960 by a group of young organists to 'contribute to a renewal of interest in the organ in Montreal by presenting recitals in which the programs, the choice of instrument and the style of performance bear witness to the highest traditions of organ music'.

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Stanley Solomon

Stanley Solomon. Violist, artists' manager, b Toronto 3 Apr 1917. After violin studies 1927-39 at the TCM (RCMT) with Luigi von Kunits, Vino Harisay, and Elie Spivak, he attended the Curtis Institute on scholarship, training (1939-42) as a violist with Max Aronoff, Louis Bailly, and Oscar Shumsky.

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Music about Transportation

Of the various means of travel by land, sea, and air, only the railways, with the rhythmic clickety-clack of the wheels and the scream of the locomotive whistle, have provided an obvious subject for imitation in music.

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The Spoons

The Spoons. Pop group, formed in 1979 in Burlington, Ont, west of Toronto. Original members were Gordon Deppe (guitar, vocals), Sandy Horne (bass, vocals), Brett Wickens (keyboards) and Derrick Ross (drums).

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Music in Sudbury

Sudbury, Ont. Mining community in northern Ontario. Settled in 1883 and incorporated as city in 1930, Sudbury by 1986 had a population of 88,717 from a variety of national origins.