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Blast rattles homes PROPANE BARBECUE TANK INSIDE VAN BELIEVED SOURCE OF EXPLOSION BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF An explosion rocked the Normandeau neighbourhood sending one man to hospital and injuring another in Red Deer Sunday morning. Red Deer Emergency Services fire captain Terry Brew said residents of a home on Nagel Avenue were moving stuff from a rented truck to a garage when the explosion occurred. A propane barbecue tank inside a van is likely the source of the explosion. “One person suffered first degree burns on his back,” said Wes Van Bavel, Red Deer fire prevention officer. “The second male had first and second degree burns on his left arm and on his face and some lacerations. But after three hours in hospital, he was released.” City fire crews responded to the call around 9 a.m. Brew said they heard the sound at the fire station on 67th Street and thought someone had ploughed into the building. “It was a big thump,” said Brew. Minor damage was reported on six surrounding properties. Neighbours on both sides of the home reported debris flying onto their property, pictures falling off walls and chandeliers crashing. The mobile homes in Parkside Estates, east of Nagel Avenue and separated by an al-

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A moving truck is strewn with debris after an explosion from a leaking propane tank stored in the van. The explosion occurred early Sunday morning on Nagel Avenue and resulted in minor injuries to two people. ley, seemed to have suffered the most damage. The foundations of three trailers directly across the alley from the explosion may have shifted. Kevin Brezuk said the pic-

tures and mirrors on his walls crashed down and his whole home shook. “I picked up so much in my back yard,” said Brezuk. “There was so much stuff. It was unreal.”

Brezuk said the bottom aluminum skirt pieces on the bottom of his mobile home ripped apart and the screening on his windows popped out. “To tell you the truth, I thought it was a plane that

landed in the backyard,” said Brezuk. “I’m not kidding you. It was a such a big bang and a shake. Unreal.”

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Ambulance service noting more calls, longer crew waits BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF

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Dan Strowbridge positions sod for the recently completed “Build a Kid to Cure” house. Laebon Homes’ team completed the house in just four-and-a-half days. The house has been turned over to Laebon’s marketing people to sell with all proceeds going towards children’s cancer research.

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Laebon Homes set the standard by building a $300,000 house in a mere 92 hours or four and a half days. That’s right –– days. The remarkable construction feat was part of the annual Build a Kid to Cure house where construction crews and

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trade partners donated their time and supplies for charity. In the past the homes were completed within 30 days. “As far as I know this is the fastest a home has ever been built in Red Deer,” said carpenter and project manager Jeff McPhee.

“It’s a pretty good feeling of accomplishment.” The foundation was already in place when crews started on the 11,000 square-foot bi-level in Timberlands at 4:30 a.m. on Monday.

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Lacombe’s ambulance service has seen a jump in call volume and longer waits for crews in hospitals since the province took control of ambulance service. Other emergency medical services in Alberta are sure to be experiencing similar issues, said Lacombe City Coun. Outi Kite, who is also chair of the Lacombe Municipal Ambulance Service Association. “It’s a universal concern,” said Kite. “This is not new to (Alberta Health Services). We have been bringing this up for years.” Health Quality Council of Alberta is conducting a review of ground ambulance service, announced earlier this year, and is asking EMS organizations across the province to fill out a questionnaire. Governance for ambulance service was a municipal responsibility until April 2009, when Alberta Health Services took it over to improve patient care, accountability and efficiency. A borderless system was introduced so ambulances

move around and cover other communities. In its questionnaire, Lacombe Municipal Ambulance Service said that at times there have been no ambulances in Lacombe County, including the City of Lacombe. The increase number of interfacility transfers and coverage to other municipalities have also increased operating costs and reduced emergency coverage. Lacombe Municipal Ambulance Service says dispatch centres don’t understand that geography, resources, shifting and staff fatigue are different for rural areas. EMS resource planning appears based on metro models and smaller communities and rural areas do not have the same number of trained staff, equipment and specialty teams. Kite said Lacombe Municipal Ambulance Service had more than 2,000 calls in 2010 and more than 3,000 in 2011, with the same number of ambulances. Simply increasing the number of ambulances wouldn’t address quality of care, she said.

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Protester arrested at Tory barbeque BY ROB DRINKWATER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A protester who made it into a Conservative party barbecue in Edmonton says he was dragged out of the event and arrested by police when he tried to ask Immigration Minister Jason Kenney a question. Bashir Mohamed, 17, planned to confront Kenney about the federal government’s cuts to refugee health care. Mohamed said he was born in a refugee camp in Kenya and came to Canada with his parents when he was three. He said he stood up and began to ask a question while Kenney was speaking, but was quickly grabbed by four men who pulled him outside. He said police arrested him, but he was later released without charges. “The police were very nice. “They just wanted to figure out what was going on. I have nothing against the police,” Bashir said shortly after he was released. Steven Dollansky, the president of the Edmonton Centre Conservative Association and a member of the group that organized the barbecue, explained that the protester was removed because he interrupted the minister in the middle of his speech. “He stood up and screamed at the minister during his speech. “That was not the appropriate time to speak and he was asked to leave,” Dollansky said. Dollansky said there was some physical contact as the protester was removed, but he said it was difficult to avoid in such a situation. The event, attended by

close to 400 people, was held Saturday evening inside a hangar at the Alberta Aviation Museum. Mohamed, wearing a tie, said he got in by buying a $40 ticket in advance to the barbecue. He said he posed as a young conservative and ate with the rest of the attendees while he waited for Kenney to speak. He said he stood up as Kenney was speaking and began to explain that he’d come to Canada as a refugee, but he said it wasn’t long before he was grabbed and led out. He said he shouted, “Jason Kenney is killing compassion with his health care cuts,” as he was pulled outside. He said he fell along the way, but wasn’t hurt. The people who pulled him outside, he said, told him he’d be charged with assault. “I was expecting I’d be charged with mischief. “I was shocked when they said assault because I didn’t assault anyone,” said Mohamed. Kasra Nejatian, a spokesman for Kenney, noted that the minister had spoken to Mohamed prior to the speech and Mohamed had not asked him any questions at the time. Nejatian said that when Mohamed interrupted Kenney’s speech, Kenney told the teen he’d be happy to speak to him once he had finished. But Nejatian said Mohamed continued to disrupt the event. The policy, which strips refugee claimants of access to pharmaceutical, dental and vision coverage and also limits other forms of coverage, was announced in April and is projected to save the government $20 million a year for the next five years.

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HOUSE: ‘It was a zoo’ Between 15 and 20 workers were on site between 5 a.m. and midnight on most days. The project was completed around 5:30 p.m. on Friday. “This house will stack up just as well to anything that is built in six months,” said McPhee. “I spent every waking hour in this house so I know exactly how this house was built.” McPhee said the same building practices and materials were used in the building of this house as in their other homes that take four to six months. There were no short cuts and the house was built following all safety standards. He said the difference was “a lot more people and a lot of late, late nights,” The tone was set on the first day with the framers and the roofers finishing the roof and the framing by 3 p.m. Originally the plan was to finish in eight days but with the good pace on the first day, McPhee said he knew if the crews pushed they would get the job done in nearly half that time. At times “it was a zoo” with the different crews

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Originally, it divided refugee claimants into two groups based on the status of their claim and country of origin. Neither would receive extended benefits. Those whose claim is rejected or who are from a yetto-be defined list of countries would only receive health care if there was a public health or safety risk. The government has since amended the policy to provide for a third group of refugee claimants who are covered by a federal program that provides financial and other assistance. They will receive the extended benefits as long as they are covered by that program. As people arrived for Saturday’s barbecue, about two dozen demonstrators sold lemonade at a makeshift stand outside the museum. The price of a cup was 59 cents, which the group said is what it would cost per Canadian to end the cuts to refugee health care. The stand was kept away from the entrance, so Kenney’s arrival wasn’t noticed by the demonstrators. His car pulled up to the museum entrance and he entered the venue without a confrontation. Dollansky said the museum called police to the scene after the demonstrators twice refused requests from the facility’s director to move to the edge of the property. It wasn’t the only action taken by those against the refugee health cuts this weekend. A handful of protesters attended a rally Sunday at a downtown Toronto park. They called on health care professionals to upload their photo to an online petition as a way to show opposition to the change.

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Jon Paterson and Jayne Waldon, the National Stilt Walkers of Canada from Edmonton, enjoyed themselves Saturday morning at the Bower Place Mall annual Westerner pancake breakfast. Thousands attended the breakfast as part of festivities launching Westerner Days in Red Deer.

but everything went smoothly, said McPhee. The hardest part was co-ordinating the trades before the project began, said McPhee. Once the work got underway the various crews stepped it up to get the project done. But don’t expect Laebon Homes to guarantee a home build in less than a week anytime soon. “I think we would have no trades left in a matter of a month,” laughed McPhee. “Doing a one off for a charity is different. I think I might be two feet in the grave if I do another one soon.” The proceeds from the sale of the home will go to support Kids Cancer Care and Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Visit www.laebon.com for more information. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

DAMAGE: No one seriously injured Denise Werschke, also a resident in the trailer park, was shaken but thankful no one was seriously injured. She was sleeping when she heard what sounded like lightning striking a tree and crashing down onto the roof.

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Wearing only a housecoat and carrying her dog, she rushed outside to safety. “It was a big friggin’ bang,” said Werschke. “I have a 50-pound mirror that fell down and sliced all the chords on the wall. ” But when she went outside to investigate, she quickly saw it was no lightning storm. The investigation continues. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

WAIT: No process in place “I know that there are many times the patient waits on the ambulance cot in the emergency ward. That’s not comfortable. That’s not considered quality of care.” In the first 11 months of 2011, Lacombe Municipal Ambulance Service spent 1,096 hours waiting in hospitals compared to 651 hours in 2010. There is no process in place to hand over patients who have been transferred to another facility for diagnostics or treatment so ambulance staff must wait. “If Alberta Health Services was to put some of the speciality services into local communities, even in rural settings, then they wouldn’t need to transfer patients for all these different services,” Kite said. szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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Weather watched near mudslide COULD SLOW RESCUE OPERATIONS FOR KOOTENAY LAKE SLIDE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS JOHNSONS LANDING, B.C. — Crews are keeping a close eye on the weather as it hampers search efforts for four people believed to be buried in a massive landslide in southeastern British Columbia. Bill Macpherson of the Central Kootenay Regional District said the slope of mud, trees and other debris was deemed stable enough on Sunday for rescue workers to head back to the tiny community of Johnson’s Landing. But Macpherson said with a thunderstorm warning issued and rain falling, weather conditions were unstable and there’s a chance efforts would be called off if the site shows any sign of instability. Macpherson said geotechnicians are on scene to monitor the slide’s movements and make decisions regarding the safety of the operation as rescuers move through the debris. “They’re doing a grid-style search and they’re focusing on the high probability locations where they hope to find these people, using GPS, mapping and the best information from local residents,� he said. About 70 people from search and rescue, RCMP and other organizations have personnel participating in the search. Police dogs were also expected to return to the site Sunday. At least three homes were crushed by the slide in the tiny hamlet on the shores of Kootenay Lake northeast of Nelson on Thursday. Lynn Migdal, who now lives in Florida, has identified the missing as her 17- and 22-year-old daughters Rachel and Diana Webber, along with her ex-husband Val Webber. A female German tourist is also believed to have been caught in the debris. The Ministry of Forests said on the weekend that it had received an email from a Johnson’s Landing resident the morning the slide occurred expressing concern about a mountainside creek. In the email the woman, whose name was not released by the ministry, said she noticed “surges of chocolate-coloured water that came down Gar Creek,� each bringing down a significant number of logs and debris and causing a jam. “As soon as the log jam formed, gravel began to

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An employee of the B.C. Ministry of Transportation surveys a road Sunday, that was torn away by a landslide that buried three homes and has left four people unaccounted for in Johnsons Landing, B.C. be deposited behind it,� she said. “The entire level of the creekbed has now been raised at least (1.8 metres) in that area.� The woman wrote later the whole creek was flow-

ing over and down her driveway and made reference to a conversation with a friend with search and rescue experience who told her to stay on high ground. Hours later, the mountainside gave way.

CEOs want to boost aboriginal say in resource development period of time, or if you can’t figure out how you are going to manage all of the different and contradictory interests, the odds are, your capital will be better deployed elsewhere.� The federal government recently passed into law fundamental changes to environmental assessment and the Fisheries Act, in an attempt to speed up the approvals process for natural resource development. At the same time, Ottawa put an extra $13.6 million into supporting aboriginal participation in environmental assessments — an acknowledgment that First Nations demands must be dealt with in order for many projects to proceed.

For the chief executives, a solid plan to make First Nations “true partners� in resource development is a key part of a national energy strategy that they want the premiers to shift into full gear at their meeting in Halifax. For years, they have urged Ottawa and the provinces to set a price on carbon, diversify markets, streamline approv-

als, and generally make sure provincial and national climate policies are consistent. The executives have placed their hopes in the premiers, rather than Ottawa, because at the federal level, “there’s not an appetite for it,� Manley said. Now, with Alberta Premier Alison Redford onside, the idea has gained considerable

traction, said Manley. “Quite frankly, if they (in Alberta) want to lead it and champion it, we’re happy to cheer them on from the sidelines.� But First Nations are appalled at the changes to environmental assessment and fisheries, saying they will erode federal oversight of the land and weaken aboriginal say in how natural resources are developed.

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said John Manley, the council’s chief executive. “You have to find a negotiation arrangement where everybody benefits. The problem from the business side is more one of predictability of process,� Manley said in an interview. For corporations, which look at potential projects from a costbenefit perspective, the downside of not having all interested parties on board and pulling in the same direction quickly becomes insurmountable, he said. “Can you look at this, and construct a road map to completion within a reasonable period of time?�’ Manley said. “Because if you can’t get there in a reasonable

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A bad idea that won’t go away The proposed Howse Pass highway is like an annoying mosquito in the bedroom that just won’t go away. It is ludicrous to suggest that a new highway be bulldozed through the pristine wilderness west of Red Deer into the Rocky Mountains. But every few years, someone trots the idea out, apparently ignorant of previous debates and studies that have discredited the proposal. This time it’s a Wildrose MLA and two Conservative MPs representing Central Alberta ridings. They claim economic benefits of a more direct commercial route from Saskatchewan to the Vancouver shipping docks. Their proposal, like all those before, should be summarily dismissed. The Howse Pass dream was born in the 1940s when trail blazers made their way west of Rocky Mountain House to the Saskatchewan River Crossing just inside Banff National Park. Staring west across a mountain range of undisturbed beauty, they concluded this was

OURVIEW RICK ZEMANEK as an ideal spot to plow yet another pass through the rugged Rockies. Never mind that the fragile floral and fauna of the Howse Pass would never recover from such a traumatic intrusion. Never mind that the decent on the western side of the pass is steep and perilous. Big money clouded their vision. More than a half century later, after repeated proposals have been trumped by economics and ecology, the idea has been resurrected. Rick Strankman, Wildrose MLA for Stettler-Drumheller, and MPs Blain Calkins and Blake Richards, for the ridings of Wetaskiwin and Wild Rose respectively, want the highway built. Strankman’s envisions an east-west route that would divert freight from the Yellowhead and TransCanada Hwys, shortening the distance from the

east to the ports on the West Coast. It would shorten the distance from Red Deer to Vancouver by 95 km. Strankman claims it would have minimal impact on the environment. But where are the economic benefits? “I nearly wilted when I saw (Strankman’s proposal),” said Red Deer Mayor Morris Flewwelling. “Come on. I really can’t see the point in resurrecting this other than for political purposes. It would be a very, very expensive road and you’re going to save 60 miles.” Nigel Douglas, a conservation expert for the Alberta Wilderness Association, is equally miffed. “To be able to build a major highway through the middle of a national park and have minimal environmental impact is just ludicrous, really,” said Douglas. “Everybody realizes it is a ridiculous idea and it’s been laughed off in the past. This is such an outlandish (proposal), it’s difficult to take it seri-

ously.” The AWA expert, however, cautions that the federal government, through recent amendments to acts protecting the environment, may be putting dollars before common sense. But if the Howse Pass plan is even remotely considered, Douglas predicts a “huge battle” would ensue. “This would serve to organize the people who do appreciate national parks and what they’re supposed to be for.” It makes far more economic sense, and would be less environmentally intrusive, to continue to improve and widen the existing mountain highways. On April 28, 1977, an editorial in the Red Deer Advocate called for an end to the Howse Pass debate, stating: “The idea is dead, dead, dead and we’re better off that it is.” Thirty-five years later, it’s well past time we put the Howse Pass controversy to rest for good. Rick Zemanek is an Advocate editor.

LETTERS Confusion and destruction on Hwy 11 As residents of Rocky Mountain House, we often travel east on Hwy 11 to Red Deer. We put up with the 80-km zone and traffic light reluctantly. Did you realize that the lights at Sylvan Lake are the only lights on a major highway in Alberta? I do understand the need for them, though. The turning arrow part, that’s another story. Why does traffic coming from the south — off gravel, which is very little, have a turning arrow? Traffic travelling east and turning north into Sylvan are the ones that require the turning arrow. Many drivers turn left into the median and then, now facing a red light, stop and wait for the green when all they need to do is wait for traffic going west to clear. The width of this intersection has many motorists confused. A left turn arrow for eastbound traffic is the solution. Or possibly repositioning the northbound traffic’s light so that motorist turning left into Sylvan from the west aren’t faced with it. Now for that other intersection, where the Highways Department has disallowed left turns altogether. Every time we travel the road, about twice weekly, never at rush hour and usually on weekends, we see some fool illegally going around that barrier. I can only imagine what it is like on weekdays at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. It must be too much to ask western residents of Sylvan Lake to drive to the east end to enter Hwy 11. Though with that speed limit, who can blame them! On our last trip through, that barrier was demolished. Do people realize that taxpayers are paying to put that in and maintain it? Perhaps a jump in property taxes in Sylvan could help cover it? How far are Albertans expected to go to protect the residents of Sylvan Lake from their own stupidity? Melodie Cochrane Rocky Mountain House

Killing lakes research project makes no sense We can’t live without clean water. Canada is blessed with an abundance of lakes and rivers and has a global responsibility to manage them well. But if we really want to protect freshwater supplies and the ecosystems they support, we must understand how human activity and natural disturbances affect them. The world-renowned Experimental Lakes Area in northwestern Ontario has served as an outdoor laboratory for this purpose since 1968. By manipulating and studying conditions in 58 small lakes and their watersheds, scientists there have made many discoveries about the effects of human and natural activity on freshwater ecosystems and fish. Over the past 45 years DAVID they’ve taught us about the SUZUKI impacts of acid rain, mercury pollution, nanoparticles, nitrogen overload, climate change, fish farming, and many other issues. That’s about to end. The federal government announced it will close the unique facility in 2013. It’s an odd decision, especially considering that it costs just $2-million a year to operate — one-tenth the cost of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s personal security detail and about the same amount the government spent during the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto to build a tourism pavilion with a fake lake. To make matters worse, it will cost taxpayers $50 million to shut the ELA down!

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In an open letter to government, senior scientists point out that “research conducted at the ELA has been instrumental in the development of environmental policy and legislation both nationally and internationally.” They also note that “ELA scientists have been recipients of numerous prestigious national and international awards, and the scientific output from ELA has been impressive — more than 1,000 scientific articles, graduate theses and books.” We often hear how Canada “manages” its natural resources, but how can we do that without sound knowledge about the intricacies of the water cycle? The timing is also odd. The ELA is being shut down as the government eviscerates laws and regulations designed to protect freshwater and marine habitat and resources with its omnibus budget bill. Included in the bill are changes or cuts to the Fisheries Act, Navigable Waters Protection Act, Species at Risk Act, and Canadian Environmental Protection Act, and a complete gutting and rewriting of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act. Changes to the Fisheries Act are especially troubling. Habitat protection has been removed, and the focus has shifted to economically viable and aboriginal fisheries only. That even has some former fisheries ministers worried. In a letter to the prime minister, Conservatives Tom Siddon and John Fraser and Liberals Herb Dhaliwal and David Anderson wrote, “Canadians are entitled to know whether these changes were written, or insisted upon, by the minister of fisheries or by interest groups outside the government. If the latter is true, exactly who are they?” It’s a valid concern. Postmedia obtained government documents showing that Enbridge, the company behind the dual Northern Gateway pipeline

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Girls beat the heat as they cool down in a fountain at Westmount park in Montreal, Sunday.

Hot, dry weather prompts concerns BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Extreme heat and dry conditions in parts of Central and Eastern Canada have led to a surge in forest fires, limitations on water use, and concerns that crops could be ruined if there’s not more rain soon. This summer has seen recordsetting temperatures in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, along with far less rain than normal in many areas. “We’ve definitely beaten a few records in a few areas,” Roberta Diaconesco of Environment Canada said Sunday. “Compared to other years, yes, we could say that it’s pretty hot and humid.” There was some respite on Sunday, with some areas hit with thundershowers after a string of hot, humid days. But overall, the numbers indicate a summer far more dry than normal. Montreal, for example, normal-

ly gets over 90 millimetres of rain in July, but has only had 21 millimetres so far this year, Diaconesco said. Things were so dry in Ottawa over the weekend that two downtown homes appear to have caught fire after something sparked the grass outside. There were several other brush fires elsewhere in the city. Some parts of southern Quebec haven’t had rain since July 4, causing the St. Lawrence River to drop to levels that haven’t been seen in years. Corn farmers in Ontario have raised concerns the dry conditions will make it difficult for pollination, while in Quebec apple growers project the crop will be down 15 per cent from last year. In New Brunswick, dry weather led several municipalities to ask residents to cut back on water use and avoid watering lawns and washing cars. Melanie Morin, a spokeswoman

for Quebec’s forest fire monitoring service, said there have already been 460 forest fires in 2012 — more than 50 above average for this time of year. There were about 20 forest fires still burning in Quebec on Sunday. “The majority are smaller, human-caused fires,” Morin said. “It’s been very dry for most of the southern part of the province we’ve been more than two weeks without rain.” A campfire ban remained in effect Sunday in many parts of Quebec. While some showers hit Montreal Sunday afternoon, Morin said that likely wouldn’t be enough to lift the band and there were concerns lighting storms in the forecast could lead to more fires. The hot weather is expected to continue into mid-week, when a cold front comes in that could bring in more rain, Diaconesco said.

WHITBY, Ont. — A lightning bolt that hit a tent at a food festival with hundreds of people inside sounded like a bomb going off when it struck, said one of the festival-goers. “You see the flash and it sounded like a bomb (went off) exactly at the same time. It was so loud,” said Steve Peddle, who was with his wife inside the Whitby Ribfest’s main dining tent when the lightning struck on Sunday afternoon. “All of a sudden, like not even three seconds after that, you started hearing people screaming.” Peddle said he saw three people laying on the ground, apparently knocked unconscious. A total of 17 people were sent to hospital. None suffered life-threatening injuries. Peddle said the lightning seemed to hit one table close to the main tent poles the hardest, though many people standing around the spot did not appear to be injured. He and his wife Rose had been sitting at the table moments before the lightning, but decided to move to a spot further away from the main poles just before the lightning hit. “It wouldve been us sitting on the ground if she didn’t switch.” Whitby Ribfest chair Colin O’Regan said the festival didn’t see the lightning storm coming in the moments before the bolt hit the tent around 2:30 p.m. Sunday. “Basically a sudden storm came out of nowhere,” he said. He said emergency officials arrived on the scene within minutes of the lightning strike. O’Regan said most of the victims were hospitalized “for observational purposes only.” The Durham Region east of Toronto, which includes Whitby, was put under a severe thunderstorm watch Sunday morning. O’Regan said emergency officials who were already at the festival had been monitoring the thunderstorm watch. “We were aware but felt that there was no risk to the patrons attending,” he said. He said there were no heavy rains or any other indication the storm was coming in the moments before it appeared and struck the tent. The Ribfest is an annual event that attracts tens of thousands of people. O’Regan said there were several thousand people attending the festival when the lightning strike occurred. He said many more were expected to arrive later in the afternoon. “It occurred earlier in the day when we were not as populated as we would have been,” he said. The festival has been closed due to lightning strike and bad weather. Sunday was the third and final day of the festival.

Public Works rolled out Consumer’s Optical red carpet for firms from minister’s riding OTTAWA, Ont. — Public Works and Government Services Canada laid out the welcome mat for two companies from Christian Paradis’ Quebec riding at the minister’s behest, a practice that raised concerns with the federal ethics watchdog and spurred change inside the department. In 2009, when Paradis was Public Works minister, he directed bureaucrats to set up meetings with two firms from Thetford Mines, Que., that were promoting their products — Thermo Pieux and Pultrall. One of those meetings took place in the minister’s boardroom with about a dozen bureaucrats from Public Works and from the Department of Foreign Affairs. The planning involved civil servants up to the deputy minister’s office. That was the same year Paradis got a meeting set up for former Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer’s company — a move that Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson said amounted to preferential treatment for a friend and broke the rules. In that March report, Dawson briefly referred to the meetings with the two Quebec companies for context. Documents about the meetings were released to The Canadian Press last week under the Access to Information Act. Dawson reiterated Friday that although ministers are MPs and should represent their constituents, there are limits. “Ministers must ensure that they do not give preference to their constituents in their roles as Ministers that would not be available to any other Canadian,” Dawson said in an email. “Ministers have to represent all Canadians in that role.” Public Works said Saturday that action had been taken to address situations where the minister wants civil

servants to meet with companies from the local riding, but didn’t elaborate. “Policies and procedures on this matter have been communicated to staff through training initiatives,” said an emailed statement. The department also said it introduced guidelines for meetings in 2011, which includes a section on what to do if the minister requests a meeting with a third-party. Public Works also developed an “organizational code of conduct” in 2012, which features “ethical scenarios,” but it did not provide a copy of that document. Email traffic shows that when bureaucrats first got the edict from Paradis’ office to hold a meeting with Pultrall, they suggested the company simply attend a seminar offered close to the riding on how to do business with the government. Pultrall manufactures composite materials for construction. But Paradis’ office rejected that idea, and asked for the meetings to be held in the Ottawa area, specifically naming ten bureaucrats it wanted to attend the meeting with Pultrall in April 2009. At one point, an employee in the deputy minister’s office raised a red flag. “There is no need to have 15 representatives at this meeting,” wrote the bureaucrat. “The DM would not see this as the best use of their time.” But in the end, about a dozen bureaucrats attended the meeting from across Public Works and even a pair from Foreign Affairs. “MO (the minister’s office) was pleased,” an adviser to the deputy minister wrote to colleagues after the meeting had taken place. When asked if it was common practice for firms to meet inside the minister’s board room, Public Works said, “Yes, it is the role of public servants to give honest and impartial advice and ensure that information is available to ministers, whenever and wherever required.”

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Besplug rides to payday WINS BULLRIDING TO BE ONLY CANADIAN TO WIN AN EVENT IN THE FINALS OF THE CALGARY STAMPEDE DREW TATE

TATE DONE FOR SEASON Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate is expected to miss the remainder of the season after electing to undergo shoulder surgery. The team announced Sunday that Tate will undergo the surgery after dislocating his non-throwing left shoulder during Calgary’s 39-36 loss to the Toronto Argonauts on July 7. The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Stewart, the Stampeders’ orthopedic surgeon. Tate dislocated the same shoulder during the 2011 pre-season. In two regular-season games this season, Tate was a combined 30-for41 with 363 yards in passing and two touchdowns.

Today ● Junior golf: MCLennan Ross/Sun Tour, Ponoka. ● Senior baseball: Red Deer Men’s League, Printing Place at Lacombe; Sylvan Lake vs. North Star Sports, Great Chief 1; Gary Koe vs. The Hideout, Great Chief 2; 7 p.m. ● Parkland baseball: Carstairs at Innisfail, 7 p.m.

BY LAURENCE HEINEN THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — It wasn’t until the signature event that a Canadian won the top prize of $100,000 at the 100th Calgary Stampede rodeo. On the final ride of Sunday’s bull-riding competition, Chad Besplug of Claresholm, Alta., scored 87 points atop Kish This in front of an appreciative crowd that braved rainy conditions to watch the final round of the 10-day event. “They were unbelievable,” said Besplug, who edged out fellow Canadian cowboy Aaron Roy of Yellow Grass, Sask., by just one point. “This being the 100th year, I remember thinking driving in (that) this is pretty special. “All the cowboys that have been here before ... I got goosebumps driving in here thinking about that.” Besplug said becoming the bull-riding champion during the Stampede’s centennial year is “worth more than the $100,000.” Besplug’s sister Jill is a two-time champion of the ladies’ barrel-racing event, winning at the Stampede in 2001 and ’02. Besplug, Roy and defending champion Shane Proctor of Mooresville, N.C., were the only three to qualify for the championship round. On their first rides, all three were bucked off, so they had to do it all over again to decide the 2012 winner. After Proctor barely held on for eight seconds and a score of 66.5, Roy posted an 86-point ride atop Riskey Remedy to guar-

antee a Canadian winner. “I’m always rooting for Canadians,” said Besplug, who went on to edge out Roy for the title. “Everybody knows that.” Cory Solomon needed a rope-off against fellow Texan Fred Whitfield to capture the $100,000 top prize, after both men posted times of 8.1 seconds in the final round. Solomon then laid down a time of 7.7 seconds in the extra session to beat his boyhood idol by 0.7 seconds. Whitfield, a three-time champion at the Stampede, was the first to congratulate Solomon. “That was just like a dream come true,” Solomon said. “I’m glad we could share the moment together. We both made two good runs. I just thank God it worked out for me.” Kaycee Feild of Elk Ridge, Utah, needed a buck-off to beat Dusty LaValley of Bezanson, in the bareback championship showdown. LaValley actually used a re-ride to match Feild’s score of 89. Feild then scored 90 points atop Nelly Kelly to narrowly edge past LaValley, who had an 88-point ride on Raggedy Ann. “The ride-off is so much fun,” Feild said. “I love getting on bucking horses. Dusty’s the same way. He can ride all day, every day. To have him to compete against in the tie-breaker is just awesome. I couldn’t be any happier.” In rainy and muddy conditions during the steer wrestling finals, American Trevor Knowles was first out of the gate and recorded the top time of 3.4 seconds, which was just 0.1 seconds from tying the arena

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Wednesday ● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Parkland baseball: Eckville at Lacombe, Olds at Innisfail, 7 p.m.

Thursday ● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Senior baseball: Red Deer Men’s League, Sylvan Lake vs. Gary Noe, 7 p.m., Great Chief 2. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Friday ● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Major league soccer: Red Deer City vs. Edmonton Victoria, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park. Riggers baseball: Red Deer Riggers tournament, sked TBA ● Parkland baseball: Red Deer at Rocky, 7 p.m.

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record set by Curtis Cassidy of Donalda, in 2009. “If someone throws one in 3.4, you’ve got to come with the heat and you might make mistakes,” said Knowles, who also won the top prize at the Stampede in 2009. “I was wanting to just go first and make a great run and do my job. Unfortunately for Rowdy Hays of Rocky Mountain House, he broke the barrier in the steer wrestling final and finished fourth with a time of 16.0 seconds. He still earned $10,000 for his efforts. 2010 saddle bronc winner Wade Sundell of Boxholm, Iowa, added a second Stampede title to his collection with an 88.5-point ride atop Get Smart in the finals. “Everybody that’s here, if you stub your toe, they’re going to beat you,” Sundell said. “It’s the best of the best here. To come out on top of everybody, it’s a great honour.” Rylan Geiger of Bracken, Sask., scored 87.5 points atop Pedro to finish tied with American Cody DeMoss for second spot and a $20,000 payday. After qualifying for the championship round by finishing second out of 12 competitors on Wildcard Sunday, Sue Smith of Blackfoot, Idaho went one better on Saturday. She won the ladies’ barrel-racing event with an impressive time of 17.53 seconds on her horse Claimer in wet and muddy conditions. Lindsay Sears of Nanton, qualified for the barrel-racing final but her horse Martha slipped while rounding the first turn. She still finished the race in a time of 43.46 seconds and earned $10,000.

Zach Johnson hits off the second tee during the final round of the John Deere Classic golf tournament at TPC Deere Run, Sunday, in Silvis, Ill. Johnson won the event after defeating Troy Matteson in a playoff.

SILVIS, Ill. — Zach Johnson already was a member of the board of directors of the John Deere Classic. Now he has another title at the tournament: champion. Johnson won the Deere on Sunday with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff. His 193-yard 6-iron approach from the bunker left of the 18th fairway ran up to less than a foot from the cup for an easy birdie, enabling him to knock off Troy Matteson, whose approach landed 43 feet from the pin. “I saw it bounce on the green and hoped it would kick left,” Johnson said. “I couldn’t see the golf ball.” Johnson couldn’t miss hearing the gallery, many of them friends, as the ball crept within a foot of the hole. “I liked that crescendo from the crowd,” said Johnson, who is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, about an hour from the Quad Cities. The kick-in birdie had seemed unlikely minutes earlier after Johnson followed Matteson into the water from the same bunker on the first playoff hole. Each settled for double-bogey 6, then went back to the 18th tee for another try. Johnson’s bunkered his tee shot again, but this time, he played one of the better shots of a career that includes a 2007 Masters victory and eight other PGA Tour titles. “It’s one of the best results,” Johnson said. When Matteson was unable to sink

his long birdie putt, Johnson tapped in to secure his second victory of the year, adding to the title he won at Colonial Country Club. While Johnson tried to downplay what winning would mean to him during the tournament’s first three days, with the trophy in his grasp he admitted that it meant a great deal. “It just feels awesome,” Johnson said. “This tournament has meant so much to me and my family, from when they gave me exemptions to being a part of its board. “I don’t really like making things a bigger deal than what they should be. It means a great deal now that I’ve done it.” The duo had tied at 20-under 264 after Johnson closed with a 6-under 65 and Matteson had a 69. Matteson had his best finish since winning the Frys.com Open in 2009, and needed a top-five placing to qualify for the British Open. So rather than drive to nearby Rockford for a Monday pro-am and then fly to Mississippi for the PGA Tour tournament, he hopped on the charter that Deere has to ferry players across the Atlantic to the British Open. It will be his first appearance in the year’s third major. “It’s a heck of a way to play a qualifier, for four days,” Matteson said. “When I started this week I really didn’t think about the British Open. It’s fun to play (Rockford) and then go to Mississippi.”

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Villanueva strikes out eight in Jays’ win BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Blue Jays 3 Indians 0 TORONTO — A shaky first inning could have been the beginning of the end for Carlos Villanueva. The Toronto Blue Jays starter was having success with a first-pitch fastball, but quickly found Cleveland batters were laying off his off-speed pitches. Something wasn’t working, and when Villanueva walked off the mound it didn’t take long for him to realize he needed to be more aggressive. The change paid off. Villanueva threw a career-high eight strikeouts — including four that ended innings in two-out situations — as the Blue Jays shut out the Indians 3-0 on Sunday. Villanueva allowed three hits through six innings. On his last batter, he got Cleveland first baseman Casey Kotchman to strike out swinging on his 102nd pitch of the game. “I was grinding out there. I got the two outs, I just wanted to get the last out,” said Villanueva. After his first start on 10 days rest through the all-star break, the 29-year-old starter said he had hoped to go seven innings but that his pitch count had reached its limit. If the game seemed like a grind to him — and the five walks didn’t help — the approach still worked against the Indians’ offence. “They are obviously a good hitting team,” said Villanueva (4-0). “They’re patient. I know they have a lot of walks as a team. ... In the end that’s what really matters. You

make pitches when you need to.” After the game, Blue Jays manager John Farrell said he was happy to see Villanueva end the sixth, especially since he was planning on replacing the right hander after Kotchman’s at-bat. Farrell said he thought Villanueva’s experience in the bullpen gives him an edge in two-out scenarios. “(Villanueva’s) got the ability to dig down a little bit deeper and make a pitch even when he’s at his limit at in terms of overall stamina and durability in a given game,” said Farrell. He was replaced on the mound by reliever Jason Frasor, who pitched a scoreless seventh. Darren Oliver needed just six pitches to get through the eighth inning, giving him the opportunity to finish off the ninth and earn his first save of the season. Farrell said he had Francisco Cordero ready in the bullpen if Oliver faltered. But Frasor and Oliver allowed only two hits between them, giving the team a boost of confidence one day after the bullpen nearly blew an eight-run lead in an 11-9 win. Blue Jays bats put on a clinic with 13 hits Saturday, but in the finale of the threegame series RBI singles by J.P. Arencibia and Colby Rasmus as well as a walked-in run were all the offence Toronto (45-44) needed. Kelly Johnson walked to first, then stole second and third after Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana’s relay throw missed the mark. That paid off for the Jays when Arencibia singled to drive in Johnson, and Rasmus made it 2-0 with a hard single to centre that scored Arencibia.

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Carlos Villanueva reacts after striking out Cleveland Indians Casey Kotchman during action in Toronto Sunday.


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Brees signs historic deal SAYS HE’S EAGER TO REJOIN SAINTS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees took some time out of his Sunday to sign autographs on items ranging from a black jersey handed to him by a fan to a $100 million contract handed to him by the New Orleans Saints. The star quarterback, who had agreed verbally to his historic deal Friday, visited team headquarters to take a physical and put pen to paper on the five-year contract that gives him the highest average annual pay ($20 million) in NFL history. Brees then grabbed a sandwich to go at a Jimmy John’s sandwich shop he owns, where he posed for photos, shook hands and signed autographs for star-struck fans before hopping in a white sport utility vehicle and heading for the airport. Looking satisfied and relaxed in a black T-shirt with #NOLALOVE printed across the front, the clean-cut Brees said he was eager to rejoin his teammates after a protracted contract holdout that ran parallel to a bounty scandal that has swirled around the Saints since March. “It’s been a little surreal just because of the process throughout the off-season, and just how challenging an off-season it’s been for everyone, obviously everyone within the Saints organization, this city,” Brees said. “It’s just been a crazy off-season and I think we’re all just ready to get back to work and excited that it’s all starting here in a week. It’s hard to believe.” Brees, his currently pregnant wife, Brittany, and their two young boys spend parts of offseasons in southern California. Brees will be back in New Orleans again soon, though, as the Saints report for training camp July 24. A year ago, Brees was organizing and running a voluntary minicamp at Tulane during the NFL lockout. This off-season, he missed all of the voluntary practices and mandatory minicamp while his agent, Tom Condon, and Saints general manager Mickey Loomis worked on a new long-term

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In this photo provided by the New Orleans Saints, quarterback Drew Brees poses as he signs his new contract with the football team, Sunday, in Metairie, La. The new agreement is a historic $100 million, five-year deal that gives him the highest average annual pay in NFL history. contract that gave Brees a payday on par with his record-setting performances on the field. Brees said he had been training hard on his own in California and had maintained close contact by phone with teammates and assistant head coach Joe Vitt throughout the off-season. Vitt is handling most big-picture head coaching duties in the absence of Sean Payton, who has been suspended by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with the bounty investi-

gation. “I talked to coach Vitt all the time. I talked to (backup quarterback) Chase (Daniel) quite a bit,” Brees said. “For me, I certainly wanted to keep up on my team and my teammates and make sure everybody was doing OK. Guys were texting me all the time, so I was in constant communication with many guys on the team.” Brees also expressed confidence that, after six years in the same offensive system, he was “absolutely” ready

to pick up in training camp where he left off last season, despite the off-season work he missed with the club. He added that he was eager to test his skills in camp against the scheme being installed by new Saints defensive co-ordinator Steve Spagnuolo. “I just look forward to getting back to work,” Brees said. “It does feel like it’s been a while since I’ve been out there with my guys and we were running our offence. “Camp, for me, especially now with Spagnuolo and a new defensive scheme, that’s fun for me because just as a competitor, you go through about a four-week period where you’re competing against your own defence and they’re scheming you up and you’re scheming them up,” Brees added. “I missed the guys; I missed the competition. I’m just excited to get back to work.” In 2011, Brees set NFL single-season records with 468 completions, 5,476 yards passing and a 71.2 completion percentage. His prolific passing numbers helped the Saints set an NFL high for total offensive yards in a season with 7,474. Brees’ yards passing record shattered a mark of 5,084 set by Dan Marino back in 1984. Brees also has been highly active in the community through his Brees Dream foundation, which has sponsored more than $8 million in projects primarily aimed at improving schools and athletic facilities for children, along with supporting the arts and cancer patients. For all of those reasons, fans like Gerald Hebert, 40, of Slidell, were delighted to share a moment with Brees in the parking lot outside his sandwich shop. “It’s a big relief going into training camp,” Hebert said. “It’s a huge win for the city all the way around. With him being here, it’s one less thing to worry about, especially with a lot of the negativity that’s come up this off-season. ... It was pretty cool to actually see him and it shows how much interaction he has with the community.”

Santos needs shoulder surgery HIS SEASON IS OVER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — The Toronto Blue Jays will need to wait until next season to see if Sergio Santos is the closer they hope he is. Santos will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery after he felt discomfort during a throwing session Saturday. The 29-year-old right hander is anticipated to return to the team for spring training, although a timeline won’t be established until after the surgery is completed. Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Santos had tried to work through the injury without surgery, but it became apparent there was no other option. “Given all that he’s gone through, taking every step along the way, we’re at the point where it’s got to be surgically explored, repaired. That’s where we’re at,” said Farrell on Sunday. The date for the surgery has not

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JAYS: Off balance After Jose Bautista singled, Indians starter Derek Lowe walked Edwin Encarnacion to load the bases then walked Adam Lind on a 3-0 count to let Rasmus score a third run on a stroll to home plate. Lowe ended the inning without further damage when he struck out Yunel Escobar swinging. “It could have been worse. I ain’t kidding. I left the bases loaded,” said Lowe (8-7), who also went six innings for Cleveland (45-43) but had just five strikeouts to match his four walks. Villanueva meanwhile settled down after his early struggles. His day was highlighted in the third inning by cooly snagging a hard comebacker from Jason Kipnis for the third out. Kipnis said his team couldn’t get a good read on Villanueva. “He’s a big off-speed guy and I thought he had a good change-up going today,” said Kipnis. “He kept us

been scheduled. Farrell said they believe the injury is to Santos’ labrum, and that his rotator cuff appears OK. As it became clear that Santos was taking longer than expected to recover, the Blue Jays put him on strength and conditioning training to try to remedy the shoulder. “As he got back into his throwing program, flat ground long toss, he felt good in that regard,” said Farrell. “But when he gets on the mound with that increased intensity that’s where he feels the discomfort. So that’s where the surgery’s the next step.” The news will be a disappointment to the team, which hoped they had a permanent closer when Santos was acquired in a trade with the Chicago White Sox in December. But the six-foot-three, 240-pound pitcher made just six appearances in April and had only two saves before being put on the disabled list following a game in Kansas City. off balance in hitter’s counts, he didn’t give us pitches we could jump on in 2-0, 3-1 counts when we got ahead of him.” Cleveland manager Manny Acta put it more succinctly: “We just couldn’t do anything against Villanueva. He pitched well.” Notes: Attendance at Rogers Centre was 26,407. ... Left-fielder Ben Francisco replaced Rajai Davis in the starting lineup. Davis is 0-for-21 at the plate since July 5 against Kansas City. ... Henderson Alvarez (5-7, 4.36 earnedrun average) gets the start Monday for the Blue Jays as they open a threegame series on the road against the New York Yankees, who counter with Phil Hughes (9-7, 4.33 ERA). ... Injured RHP Sergio Santos needs shoulder surgery that will shut him down for the season. The Blue Jays hope to have him back for spring training.

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Toronto Blue Jays will need to wait until next season to see if Sergio Santos is the closer they hope he is. Santos will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery after he felt discomfort during a throwing session Saturday. Farrell said the team doesn’t believe Santos was injured when they acquired him, and that he felt pain in the shoulder after his outing against the Royals on April 20. Casey Janssen has since taken over the closer role, converting 13-of-14 save

opportunities this season. Santos spent two years in the majors with the White Sox prior to coming to Toronto. He has 33 career saves, including 30 last season, and 3.53 earned-run average.

bogey on the 15th hole dropped him to 18-under, a stroke behind Johnson, who played a bogey-free, with birdies on three of his last six holes keying his surge. But Matteson made up for his miscue with an eagle on the par-5 17th, sinking a 60-footer that drew a roar Johnson heard on the 18th green. “I didn’t know who the roar was for,” Johnson said. So Johnson two-putted for par and waited for Matteson, who matched him to force the playoff. Johnson climbed into second in the FedEx Cup standings, trailing only Tiger Woods, and is fifth in the Ryder Cup standings. “If it happens, great,” Johnson said. “In golf, arguably in sport, they’re some of the most fun and gut-wrenching tournaments you can play in. I love that.”

Stricker began the day with a chance for a fourth straight title, but played himself out of contention by driving into high grass on the 14th hole. He settled for bogey after a penalty drop, then bogeyed the next hole and finished four strokes back, tied for fifth with Luke Guthrie. “It was fun trying to do it,” Stricker said of a potential four-peat. “It was fun, but I think it’s the putter. This week it was hot and cold.” Stricker was attempting to become the fifth player to win the same tournament four straight times. The others are Tom Morris Jr., Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen and Woods, who has done it twice. Scott Piercy’s closing 65 left him two strokes back in third, and John Senden posted a 67 for fourth place, three shots off the pace.

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American League East Division W L Pct 54 34 .614 46 42 .523 46 43 .517 45 44 .506 45 44 .506

GB — 8 8 9 9

Chicago Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota

Central Division W L Pct 49 39 .557 46 43 .517 45 43 .511 38 49 .437 36 52 .409

GB — 3 4 10 13

Texas Los Angeles Oakland Seattle

West Division W L Pct 54 35 .607 49 40 .551 46 43 .517 37 53 .411

GB — 5 8 17

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Monday’s Games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-9) at Detroit (Porcello 6-5), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (H.Alvarez 5-7) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 9-7),5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 1-2) at Boston (A.Cook 2-2), 5:10 p.m. Cleveland (McAllister 3-1) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 4-5), 5:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 1-0) at Minnesota (Diamond 7-3), 6:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 8-7) at Kansas City (J.Sanchez 1-5), 6:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games L.A. Angels at Detroit, 5:05 p.m. Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Cleveland at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Baltimore at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Seattle at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Texas at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Major League Linescores Los Ang. 200 003 131 — 10 15 0 New York 210 001 103 — 8 12 0 Weaver, Isringhausen (8), Frieri (9), S.Downs (9), Jepsen (9) and Bo.Wilson; Nova, Qualls (7), Logan (8), Mitchell (9) and R.Martin. W—Weaver 11-1. L—Nova 10-4. Sv—Jepsen (1). HRs—Los Angeles, Aybar (4), Pujols (15), M.Izturis (1), Trumbo (24). New York, Al.Rodriguez (14), Granderson (25), Er.Chavez (8), Teixeira (18). Cleveland 000 000 000 — 0 5 1 Toronto 003 000 00x — 3 5 0 D.Lowe, J.Smith (7) and C.Santana; Villanueva, Frasor (7), Oliver (8) and Arencibia. W—Villanueva 4-0. L—D.Lowe 8-7. Sv—Oliver (1). Detroit 110 001 001 — 4 9 0 Baltimore 000 000 000 — 0 4 0 Verlander, Valverde (9) and Avila; Mig.Gonzalez, Ayala (6), S.Johnson (8) and Teagarden. W—Verlander 10-5. L—Mig.Gonzalez 1-1. HRs—Detroit, A.Jackson (10), Mi.Cabrera (20). Boston 120 031 000 — 7 14 0 Tampa Bay 300 000 000 — 3 10 0 Beckett, Tazawa (7), Melancon (7), Aceves (9) and Saltalamacchia; Shields, McGee (6), Badenhop (6), W.Davis (8) and Lobaton. W—Beckett 5-7. L— Shields 8-6. HRs—Boston, Aviles (10), Nava (4). Oakland 240 003 000 — 9 13 1 Minnesota 110 002 000 — 4 10 0 J.Parker, Blevins (7), Scribner (8) and D.Norris; Duensing, Fien (3), Gray (6), Al.Burnett (6), T.Robertson (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9) and Doumit. W—J.Parker 6-4. L—Duensing 1-6. HRs—Oakland, J.Gomes (10), Cespedes (11), Carter (5), S.Smith (10). Chicago 110 000 000 — 2 7 0 Kan. City 000 010 000 — 1 11 0 Sale, Reed (9) and Pierzynski; Mendoza, Mijares (8), K.Herrera (8), Collins (9) and S.Perez. W—Sale 11-2. L—Mendoza 3-6. Sv—Reed (14). HRs—Chicago, A.Dunn (28). Texas 102 010 000 — 4 8 0 Seattle 000 000 000 — 0 5 0 M.Harrison and Torrealba; Iwakuma, Delabar (6), Furbush (8), League (8), Wilhelmsen (9) and Olivo. W—M.Harrison 12-4. L—Iwakuma 1-2. HRs—Texas, Kinsler (10). AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Trout, LAA 67 272 60

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RUNS — Granderson, New York, 65; Kinsler, Texas, 65; Ortiz, Boston, 64; Bautista, Toronto, 62; Trout, Los Angeles, 60; Cano, New York, 59; De Aza, Chicago, 59. RBIs — Hamilton, Texas, 76; MiCabrera, Detroit, 73; Bautista, Toronto, 65; ADunn, Chicago, 65; Willingham, Minnesota, 65; Fielder, Detroit, 64; Encarnacion, Toronto, 61; Teixeira, New York, 61; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 61. HITS — MiCabrera, Detroit, 118; Jeter, New York, 115; Cano, New York, 109; Beltre, Texas, 108; Rios, Chicago, 106; Kinsler, Texas, 104; Brantley, Cleveland, 101; Fielder, Detroit, 101; AdJones, Baltimore, 101. DOUBLES — AGordon, Kansas City, 28; Brantley, Cleveland, 27; Choo, Cleveland, 27; AdGonzalez, Boston, 27; MiCabrera, Detroit, 26; Cano, New York, 26; Kinsler, Texas, 26. TRIPLES — Andrus, Texas, 5; Berry, Detroit, 5; De Aza, Chicago, 5; AJackson, Detroit, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; JWeeks, Oakland, 5; Reddick, Oakland, 4; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 4. HOME RUNS — ADunn, Chicago, 28; Bautista, Toronto, 27; Hamilton, Texas, 27; Encarnacion, Toronto, 25; Granderson, New York, 25; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 24; Ortiz, Boston, 23. STOLEN BASES — Trout, Los Angeles, 30; RDavis, Toronto, 23; Kipnis, Cleveland, 20; Revere, Minnesota, 18; JDyson, Kansas City, 17; Andrus, Texas, 16; Crisp, Oakland, 16. PITCHING — MHarrison, Texas, 12-4; Price, Tampa Bay, 12-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 11-1; Sale, Chicago, 11-2; Nova, New York, 10-4; Verlander, Detroit, 10-5; Darvish, Texas, 10-6. STRIKEOUTS — FHernandez, Seattle, 140; Verlander, Detroit, 136; Scherzer, Detroit, 125; Darvish, Texas, 121; Shields, Tampa Bay, 114; Price, Tampa Bay, 113; Peavy, Chicago, 113. SAVES — JiJohnson, Baltimore, 26; Rodney, Tampa Bay, 26; CPerez, Cleveland, 25; RSoriano, New York, 22; Broxton, Kansas City, 22; Aceves, Boston, 20; Nathan, Texas, 19.

Washington Atlanta New York Miami Philadelphia

National League East Division W L Pct 51 35 .593 49 39 .557 46 43 .517 42 46 .477 39 51 .433

GB — 3 6 10 14

Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston

Central Division W L Pct 50 38 .568 49 39 .557 46 43 .517 42 46 .477 36 52 .409 33 56 .371

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Monday’s Games Arizona (Miley 9-5) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 4-5), 5:10 p.m. Washington (E.Jackson 5-4) at Miami (Zambrano 4-7), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (Lynn 11-4) at Milwaukee (Fiers 3-3), 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 2-2) at Colorado (Francis 2-2), 6:40 p.m. Houston (Happ 6-9) at San Diego (K.Wells 1-2), 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Blanton 7-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 1-5), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games N.Y. Mets at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Arizona at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. San Francisco at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Miami at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Houston at San Diego, 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Major League Linescores Wash. 000 022 000 — Miami 000 000 000 —

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Strasburg, Mattheus (7), S.Burnett (8), Clippard (9) and J.Solano; Nolasco, LeBlanc (6), H.Bell (8), M.Dunn (9) and J.Buck. W—Strasburg 10-4. L— Nolasco 8-7. New York 000 000 100 — 1 6 0 Atlanta 000 060 00x — 6 8 0 J.Santana, R.Ramirez (6), Batista (8) and Thole; Sheets, Medlen (7), O’Flaherty (8), Varvaro (9) and McCann. W—Sheets 1-0. L—J.Santana 6-6. HRs— Atlanta, F.Freeman (12). Pittsburgh 000 100 000 — 1 5 1 Milwaukee 000 004 00x — 4 9 0 A.J.Burnett, J.Cruz (8) and Barajas; Gallardo, Fr.Rodriguez (8), Axford (9) and M.Maldonado. W— Gallardo 8-6. L—A.J.Burnett 10-3. Sv—Axford (16). HRs—Pittsburgh, A.McCutchen (21). Arizona 000 000 010 — 1 7 0 Chicago 120 000 00x — 3 4 0 Cahill, Breslow (6), Shaw (7), Putz (8) and M.Montero; Garza, Camp (8), Russell (9), Marmol (9) and Clevenger. W—Garza 5-7. L—Cahill 7-8. Sv—Marmol (10). HRs—Arizona, A.Hill (12). Chicago, Barney (4). Phila. 100 130 000 — 5 6 1 Colorado 000 001 000 — 1 6 1 Hamels, Bastardo (9) and Ruiz; D.Pomeranz, C.Torres (6), Ekstrom (8), R.Betancourt (9) and Ra.Hernandez. W—Hamels 11-4. L—D.Pomeranz 1-4. HRs—Philadelphia, Pence (17). Houston 001 100 000 — 2 5 0 San Fran. 200 010 00x — 3 7 1 B.Norris, Fe.Rodriguez (7), W.Wright (7) and Corporan, C.Snyder; M.Cain, Affeldt (7), Romo (8), Ja.Lopez (9), S.Casilla (9) and Posey. W—M.Cain 10-3. L—B.Norris 5-7. Sv—S.Casilla (23). San Diego 000 100 312 — 7 12 2 Los Ang. 100 001 000 — 2 7 5 Marquis, Thatcher (7), Gregerson (8), Thayer (9) and Jo.Baker; Capuano, Lindblom (7), Sh.Tolleson (8), J.Wright (9) and Treanor. W—Marquis 2-5. L— Capuano 9-5. HRs—San Diego, Headley (10). St. Louis 010 001 000 — 2 9 0 Cincinnati 002 000 02x — 4 10 1 Westbrook, Rzepczynski (8), Boggs (8) and Y.Molina; H.Bailey, Chapman (9) and Mesoraco. W—H.Bailey 8-6. L—Westbrook 7-8. Sv—Chapman (13). HRs—St. Louis, Y.Molina (15). NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING—McCutchen, Pittsburgh, .371; Ruiz, Philadelphia, .353; MeCabrera, San Francisco, .353; DWright, New York, .345; Votto, Cincinnati, .342; CGonzalez, Colorado, .332; Prado, Atlanta, .318. RUNS—Bourn, Atlanta, 63; CGonzalez, Colorado, 62; Braun, Milwaukee, 61; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 61; Pence, Philadelphia, 59; DWright, New York, 57; Holliday, St. Louis, 56. RBI—Beltran, St. Louis, 65; Braun, Milwaukee, 64; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 64; Ethier, Los Angeles, 60; CGonzalez, Colorado, 60; Kubel, Arizona, 60; DWright, New York, 59. HITS—MeCabrera, San Francisco, 122; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 119; Bourn, Atlanta, 115; CGonzalez, Colorado, 109; DWright, New York, 108; Prado, Atlanta, 107; Holliday, St. Louis, 105. DOUBLES—Votto, Cincinnati, 36; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 28; DWright, New York, 28; Cuddyer, Colorado, 26; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 26; Desmond, Washington, 24; Hart, Milwaukee, 24; DanMurphy, New York, 24; Prado, Atlanta, 24. TRIPLES—Fowler, Colorado, 9; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 7; SCastro, Chicago, 7; Bourn, Atlanta, 6; Reyes, Miami, 6; 11 tied at 5. HOME RUNS—Braun, Milwaukee, 26; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 21; Beltran, St. Louis, 20; Stanton, Miami, 19; Bruce, Cincinnati, 18; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 17; Desmond, Washington, 17; CGonzalez, Colorado, 17; Pence, Philadelphia, 17; ASoriano, Chicago, 17. STOLEN BASES—DGordon, Los Angeles, 30; Bourn, Atlanta, 25; Campana, Chicago, 25; Bonifacio, Miami, 21; Pierre, Philadelphia, 21; Reyes, Miami, 20; Schafer, Houston, 20. PITCHING—Dickey, New York, 12-1; GGonzalez, Washington, 12-4; Hamels, Philadelphia, 11-4; Lynn, St. Louis, 11-4; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 11-5; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 10-3; MCain, San Francisco, 10-3; Strasburg, Washington, 10-4; Hanson, Atlanta, 10-5; Cueto, Cincinnati, 10-5. STRIKEOUTS—Strasburg, Washington, 135; Dickey, New York, 127; GGonzalez, Washington, 127; Hamels, Philadelphia, 125; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 125; MCain, San Francisco, 124; Gallardo, Milwaukee, 121. SAVES—Kimbrel, Atlanta, 27; Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 24; SCasilla, San Francisco, 23; Motte, St. Louis, 20; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 19; HBell, Miami, 19; FFrancisco, New York, 18; Myers, Houston, 18.

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Tenth: Pace. $3,600, time 1:56.4 Meadowlark Apache (Grundy) 54.50 0.00 8.30 Power Of Elizabeth (Lupul) 3.70 3.70 Hollywood Lenny (Schneider) 3.20 Exactor: (5-3) paid $130.25 Superfecta: (5-3-2-6) paid $17.70 Triactor: (5-3-2) paid $110.70 Win Three: (1-7-5) paid $7.90 Results Saturday First: Pace. $4,500, time 1:57 As Hot As Promised (Gagne) 3.80 2.50 2.10 Dickies Motel (Schneider) 3.80 2.10 Bite Size (Remillard) 6.80 Exactor: (5-8) paid $28.60 Superfecta: (5-8-4-7) paid $29.80 Triactor: (5-8-4) paid $42.10 Second: Pace. $4,000, time 1:59 Kiss My Crouper (Grundy) 18.40 5.50 4.00 Outlawlookslikrain (Kolthammer) 6.70 4.50 Sureshowedu (Starkewski) 3.80 Daily Double: (5-5) paid $26.60 Exactor: (5-3) paid $137.50 Superfecta: (5-3-8-1) paid $85.80 Triactor: (5-3-8) paid $140.00 Third: Pace. $3,200, time 1:57.1 Im Gunna Rock (Schneider) 5.70 4.502.20 Red Star Big City (Gray) 4.90 7.30 Lightemup (Gagne) 3.40 Exactor: (3-8) paid $55.80 Superfecta: (3-8-5-2) paid $46.70 Triactor: (3-8-5) paid $191.90 Fourth: Pace. $7,500, time 1:54.4 Smart Shark (Kolthammer) 5.80 4.20 2.40 Strikes N Charges (Lupul) 4.10 2.10 Kg Explorer (Goulet) 6.80 Exactor: (1-2) paid $30.30 Superfecta: (1-2-5-4) paid $82.20 Triactor: (1-2-5) paid $126.30 Fifth: Pace. $5,400, time 1:56 Whos In The Hat (Jungquist) 7.00 2.60 2.10 Ashlynn Grace (Chappell) 2.90 2.10 Outlaw Star Maker (Hennessy) 3.20 Exactor: (5-6) paid $17.10 Superfecta: (5-6-1-8) paid $27.35 Triactor: (5-6-1) paid $49.20 Sixth: Pace. $5,400, time 1:53 Mr Mozzart (Marino) 5.70 3.50 2.80 Red Star Tiger (Gray) 8.40 3.30 Allbouttaj (Gagne) 3.40 Exactor: (9-7) paid $55.90 Superfecta: (9-7-1-8) paid $142.50 Triactor: (9-7-1) paid $89.70 Seventh: Pace. $11,250, time 1:56 Born With A Grin (Jungquist) 8.20 4.50 2.70 G I Joan (Marino) 10.70 6.40 Succulent (Hudon) 5.80 Exactor:(4-2) paid $101.20 Superfecta: (4-2-3-6) paid $114.95 Triactor: (4-2-3) paid $222.20 Win Four: (1-5-9-4) paid $73.00 Eighth: Pace. $8,500, time 1:54.1 Neal Diamonique (Marino) 7.30 3.30 6.90 Hilldrop Shady (Grundy) 16.20 17.60 Bachelor Pad (Clark) 6.90

Exactor: (3-2) paid $61.10 Superfecta: (3-2-6-4) paid $43.65 Triactor: (3-2-6) paid $135.45 Ninth: Pace. $11,250, time 1:55.1 Blue Star Beauty (Tainsh) 8.20 4.70 2.10 Credit Card Junkie (Clark) 3.10 2.10 Phone Terror (Masse) 2.10 Exactor: (1-2) paid $16.70 Superfecta: (1-2-4-5) paid $9.60 Triactor: (1-2-4) paid $21.40 Tenth: Pace. $3,400, time 1:57.2 Barona Kadilac (Tainsh) 14.10 6.50 3.40 Rope The Wind (Chappell) 4.20 2.70 Slender Pride (Jungquist) 2.80 Exactor: (7-9) paid $65.80 Superfecta: (7-9-4-1) paid $106.30 Triactor: (7-9-4) paid $111.10 Eleventh: Pace. $2,800, time 1:56.2 Canaco Nolton (Marino) 4.90 3.10 2.10 Modern Man (Tainsh) 34.000.00 K B Hercules (Gray) 2.40 Exactor: (1-8) paid $48.90 Superfecta: (1-8-3-6) paid $60.90 Triactor: (1-8-3) paid $184.30 Win Three: (1-7-1) paid $101.10 Mutuels: $12,163 Results Sunday First: Pace. $3,300, time 1:57.4 Tap Out (Jungquist) 5.00 3.10 2.70 Big Bang Theory (Clark) 7.80 3.90 Clintons Keepsake (Gray) 2.60 Exactor: (1-5) paid $79.30 Triactor: (1-5-2) paid $119.80 Second: Pace. $4,000, time 1:59 Beren Hanover (Clark) 4.00 2.80 2.10 Blue Star Admiral (Tainsh) 3.40 2.60 Newcrackofdawn (Gagne) 2.80 Daily Double: (1-4) paid $10.20 Exactor: (4-5) paid $14.90 Superfecta: (4-5-3-6) paid $23.50 Triactor: (4-5-3) paid $104.30 Third: Pace. $2,300, time 1:58.1 Hf Georges Kiss (Marino) 10.40 9.40 3.80 Barona Hush (Grundy) 0.00 20.10 Caracas (Abbott) 4.90 Exactor: (7-6) paid $134.10 Superfecta: (7-6-1-4) paid $15.90 Triactor: (7-6-1) paid $265.50 Fourth: Pace. $4,500, time 1:58 Sharkalucchi (Clark) 8.70 4.80 2.05 My Promise To You (Gray) 4.45 3.05 Mjjz R Us (Starkewski) 2.00 Dieselystic (Hoerdt)3.15 Exactor: (5-6) paid $26.20 Superfecta: (5-6-4-8) paid $590.95 Triactor: (5-6-4) paid $152.10 Fifth: Pace. $2,300, time 1:58.4 Barona Ferrari (Clark) 10.00 5.80 4.70 Kramers Man (Chappell) 8.90 2.80 Jafeica Again (Hoerdt) 2.40 Exactor: (6-4) paid $224.70 Superfecta: (6-4-3-2) paid $124.70 Triactor: (6-4-3) paid $163.15 Mutuels: $6,484

67-69-72-76 — 284 70-68-73-75 — 286 69-67-73-80 — 289

European PGA-Scottish Open Scores INVERNESS, Scotland — Leading scores Sunday from the final round of the US$3.97-million-European PGA-Scottish Open, at the 7,193-yard, par-72 Castle Stuart Golf Links: x-Jeev Milkha Singh 66-70-68-67 — 271 Francesco Molinari 62-70-67-72 — 271 Alexander Noren 66-66-70-70 — 272 Marc Warren 68-69-64-71 — 272 Matthew Baldwin 67-68-71-67 — 273 Soren Kjeldsen 65-72-64-72 — 273 Thomas Levet 68-69-66-70 — 273 Phillip Price 68-69-68-69 — 274 Henrik Stenson 69-69-66-70 — 274 Peter Whiteford 71-65-66-72 — 274 Alejandro Canizares 64-71-68-72 — 275 SSP Chowrasia 67-67-69-72 — 275 Ignacio Garrido 68-69-67-71 — 275 Anders Hansen 68-67-65-75 — 275 Shane Lowry 66-69-69-71 — 275 Luke Donald 67-68-68-73 — 276 Padraig Harrington 69-69-67-71 — 276 Fredrik Jacobson 66-72-67-71 — 276 Raphael Jacquelin 65-71-69-71 — 276 Martin Laird 68-70-64-74 — 276 Pablo Larrazabal 67-70-66-73 — 276 Phil Mickelson 73-64-65-74 — 276 Andy Sullivan 69-69-69-69 — 276 Also Louis Oosthuizen 69-70-66-72 — 277 Martin Kaymer 67-68-69-74 — 278 Ernie Els 70-70-68-74 — 282 Jose Maria Olazabal 69-70-72-73 — 284 U.S. Senior Open Scores LAKE ORION, Mich. — Scores Saturday from the third round of the US$2.75-million-U.S. Senior Open, at the 6,862-yard, par-70 Indianwood Golf and Country Club: Bernhard Langer 66-70-64 — 200 Tom Pernice, Jr. 67-71-66 — 204 Corey Pavin 67-69-68 — 204 Roger Chapman 68-68-68 — 204 Tom Lehman 70-66-68 — 204 John Huston 69-67-68 — 204 Fred Couples 72-68-65 — 205 Fred Funk 67-71-67 — 205 Jay Haas 69-68-68 — 205 Dick Mast 68-68-69 — 205 Lance Ten Broeck 66-68-72 — 206 Mark Calcavecchia 68-70-69 — 207 Steve Lowery 70-68-69 — 207 Mark Wiebe 69-68-70 — 207 John Cook 69-72-67 — 208 Peter Jacobsen 70-70-68 — 208 Peter Senior 71-72-66 — 209 Tom Kite 65-70-74 — 209 Peter Fowler 70-74-66 — 210 Mike Goodes 71-73-66 — 210 Joey Sindelar 70-72-68 — 210 Rod Spittle 70-69-71 — 210 Kirk Triplett 69-69-72 — 210 Rick Lewallen 70-68-72 — 210 Chien-Soon Lu 69-68-73 — 210 Andrew Magee 74-70-67 — 211 Brad Faxon 69-71-71 — 211 Jeff Sluman 67-71-73 — 211 Michael Allen 74-70-68 — 212 Jerry Pate 69-75-68 — 212 Gary Hallberg 70-74-68 — 212 Tom Watson 70-72-70 — 212 Steve Jones 69-72-71 — 212 Kiyoshi Murota 71-70-71 — 212 Damon Green 68-72-72 — 212 Dan Forsman 69-71-72 — 212 Brad Bryant 70-68-74 — 212 Fuzzy Zoeller 70-74-69 — 213 Joel Edwards 72-71-70 — 213

Football CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE WEST DIVISION W L T Pts Saskatchewan 3 0 0 6 B.C. 2 1 0 4 Edmonton 2 1 0 4 Calgary 1 2 0 2 EAST DIVISION W Montreal 2 Hamilton 1 Toronto 1 Winnipeg 0

L 1 2 2 3

T 0 0 0 0

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PF 83 92 62 106

PA 37 85 42 82

PF 84 88 81 56

PA 100 109 91 116

Thursday’s Game Montreal 33, Calgary 32 Friday’s Game Edmonton 42, Winnipeg 10 Saturday’s Games Saskatchewan 23, B.C. 20 Hamilton 36, Toronto 27

Alberta Downs Results Friday First: Pace. $3,000, time 2:00.2 Farms Last Hope (Hoerdt) 3.10 3.10 2.20 Fulla Promise (Clark) 2.80 2.90 Campers Life (Thomas) 2.10 Exactor: (6-1) paid $24.60 Triactor: (6-1-4) paid $68.10 Second: Pace. $3,000, time 2:00 Tequila Boom Boom (Jungquist) 6.00 6.00 2.10 D And Gs Lady (Gray) 3.70 2.50 Artninspiration (Hennessy) 2.10 Daily Double: (6-4) paid $31.60 Exactor: (4-2) paid $11.40 Superfecta: (4-2-1-3) paid $10.50 Triactor: (4-2-1) paid $56.35 Third: Pace. $3,400, time 1:58.4 Ink Blink (Marino) 15.70 7.90 5.60 Arctic Pine (Gray) 11.10 3.50 Shynaway (Mcleod) 2.60 Exactor: (5-6) paid $4.60 Superfecta: (5-6-4-2) paid $5.15 Triactor: (5-6-4) paid $75.20 Fourth: Pace. $3,800, time 1:56.1 B R Money Matters (Marino) 7.20 2.60 2.10 Outlaw Imasurvivor (Hoerdt) 5.10 3.00 Gottobsexy (Gray) 2.10 Exactor: (3-6) paid $8.00 Superfecta: (3-6-7-4) paid $59.95 Triactor: (3-6-7) paid $71.30 Fifth: Pace. $2,300, time 1:56.2 Payoff (Grundy) 0.00 0.00 8.30 Nf Star Power (Abbott) 47.10 17.00 Domino Theory (Tainsh) 8.30 Exactor: (7-1) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (7-1-9-3) paid $12.15 Triactor: (7-1-9) paid $99.60 Sixth: Pace. $3,200, time 2:00.2 Elegant Lass (Tainsh) 10.80 14.10 8.80 Notable Intension (Schneider) 0.00 8.80 Barona Kijiji (Hennessy) 5.10 Exactor: (5-8) paid $11.70 Superfecta: (5-8-4-2) paid $66.90 Triactor: (5-8-4) paid $8.10 Seventh: Pace. $3,600, time 1:56 Red Star Jenny (Hoerdt) 2.90 2.40 2.20 Blue Star Classic (Gray) 3.00 2.40 Cantcatch P (Chappell) 0.00 Exactor: (5-9) paid $9.20 Superfecta: (5-9-2-4) paid $16.15 Triactor: (5-9-2) paid $60.95 Win Four: (3-7-5-5) paid $13.60 Eighth: Pace. $6,000, time 1:56.3 Caress Of Steel (Marino) 5.90 2.30 3.40 Outlawdangruswatrs (Clark) 3.00 3.60 Senga San Tome (Grundy) 0.00 Exactor: (1-2) paid $6.10 Superfecta: (1-2-3-6) paid $15.00 Triactor: (1-2-3) paid $31.00 Ninth: Pace. $3,800, time 1:55.2 No Limit For Mjjz (Thomas) 21.70 4.30 2.90 Minettaszoombyyall (Chappell) 8.30 3.80 Samnmadie (Jungquist) 5.60 Exactor: (7-6) paid $94.95 Superfecta: (7-6-5-3) paid $20.65 Triactor: (7-6-5) paid $87.45

John Deere Classic Scores Sunday At TPC Deere Run Silvis, Ill. Purse: $4.6 million Yardage: 7,268; Par: 71 Final Round a-amateur (x-won on second playoff hole) x-Zach Johnson, $828,000 68-65-66-65 Troy Matteson, $496,800 61-68-66-69 Scott Piercy, $312,800 65-69-67-65 John Senden, $220,800 69-64-67-67 Luke Guthrie, $174,800 65-68-71-64 Steve Stricker, $174,800 65-67-66-70 Scott Brown, $154,100 70-66-66-67 Chris DiMarco, $124,200 66-67-68-69 Billy Hurley III, $124,200 68-68-64-70 Lee Janzen, $124,200 67-65-71-67 Ryan Moore, $124,200 67-69-66-68 Kevin Streelman, $124,200 68-69-68-65 K.J. Choi, $81,267 65-72-67-67 Ben Crane, $81,267 66-67-73-65 Tommy Gainey, $81,267 69-66-69-67 Nick Watney, $81,267 68-68-69-66 Erik Compton, $81,267 68-69-66-68 J.J. Henry, $81,267 67-64-69-71 Gary Christian, $53,820 65-66-70-71 Brendon de Jonge, $53,820 68-68-67-69 Brian Harman, $53,820 65-65-69-73 Seung-Yul Noh, $53,820 68-69-66-69 Rory Sabbatini, $53,820 67-68-72-65 Kyle Stanley, $53,820 68-69-69-66 Blake Adams, $35,880 71-67-68-67 Stuart Appleby, $35,880 66-69-67-71 Alex Cejka, $35,880 67-68-71-67 Robert Garrigus, $35,880 65-66-71-71 Dicky Pride, $35,880 67-68-73-65 Chris Couch, $27,945 67-67-70-70 Bobby Gates, $27,945 66-68-67-73 Chris Kirk, $27,945 68-68-68-70 Danny Lee, $27,945 70-68-70-66 Jeff Overton, $27,945 69-68-69-68 Jimmy Walker, $27,945 66-71-68-69 Jerry Kelly, $19,806 69-69-69-68 Bill Lunde, $19,806 66-72-70-67 Carl Pettersson, $19,806 68-69-71-67 Josh Teater, $19,806 69-69-69-68 Roland Thatcher, $19,806 69-68-72-66 Chad Campbell, $19,806 68-70-66-71 Tim Clark, $19,806 67-68-68-72 Tom Gillis, $19,806 66-69-69-71 Spencer Levin, $19,806 66-71-69-69 Ricky Barnes, $12,461 64-67-71-74 Kevin Chappell, $12,461 70-68-73-65 Randall Hutchison, $12,461 68-68-71-69 Jeff Maggert, $12,461 68-62-72-74 Vaughn Taylor, $12,461 72-66-70-68 Duffy Waldorf, $12,461 66-69-69-72 Mark Wilson, $12,461 69-68-69-70 Y.E. Yang, $12,461 68-65-70-73 Jamie Lovemark, $12,461 71-66-64-75 Tommy Biershenk, $10,534 66-66-71-74 Jonathan Byrd, $10,534 72-66-66-73 Billy Horschel, $10,534 70-68-65-74 John Merrick, $10,534 67-67-70-73 Marco Dawson, $10,028 70-68-74-66 Matt Every, $10,028 71-65-68-74 Martin Flores, $10,028 67-67-72-72 Hunter Haas, $10,028 67-69-74-68 Chris Riley, $10,028 68-70-71-69 Camilo Villegas, $10,028 71-66-69-72 Steve Wheatcroft, $10,028 67-70-69-72 a-Jordan Spieth, 70-67-72-69 Matt Bettencourt, $9,614 68-70-69-72 Ted Potter, Jr., $9,614 67-66-74-72 Chez Reavie, $9,430 67-70-70-73 Chris Stroud, $9,430 68-70-70-72 Mathias Gronberg, $9,246 69-69-69-74 J.J. Killeen, $9,246 68-68-72-73 Bud Cauley, $9,108 69-69-75-69 Scott Dunlap, $9,016 70-68-68-77

Wednesday, July 18 Winnipeg at Toronto, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19 Saskatchewan at Calgary, 7 p.m. Friday, July 20 Edmonton at B.C., 8 p.m. Saturday, July 21 Montreal at Hamilton, 5 p.m. Staurday Summaries Argonauts 36 at Tiger-Cats 27 Toronto 0 13 4 10 Hamilton 14 15 0 7

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First Quarter Ham — TD Williams 34 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 10:12 Ham — TD Fantuz 24 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 14:52 Second Quarter Ham — TD Williams 89 punt return (Congi convert) 1:58 Tor — FG Prefontaine 15 6:27 Ham — Single Bartel 57 10:21 Tor — FG Prefontaine 37 12:27 Tor — TD Jackson 1 run (Prefontaine convert) 13:55 Ham — TD Williams 119 missed field goal return (Congi convert) 15:00 Third Quarter

Tor — FG Alix 18 4:08 Tor — Single Alix 24 10:48 Fourth Quarter Tor — TD Boyd 5 run (Alix convert) 0:55 Tor — FG Alix 19 4:08 Ham — TD Grant 6 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 8:01 Lions 20 at Roughriders 23 B.C. 10 3 0 7 Sask. 3 10 3 7

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First Quarter B.C. — FG McCallum 38 3:56 Sask — FG Milo 32 11:07 B.C. — TD Johnson 69 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 11:50 Second Quarter Sask — FG Milo 38 3:10 Sask — TD Sheets 1 run (Milo convert) 6:54 B.C. — FG McCallum 30 15:00 Third Quarter Sask — FG Milo 33 10:57 Fourth Quarter Sask — TD Jackson 129 missed field goal return 0:40 (Milo convert) B.C. — TD Iannuzzi 8 pass from Lulay (McCallum) 11:16 CFL scoring leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Saturday’s games (x—scored two-point convert): SCORING TD C FG S Pts Prefontaine, Tor 0 5 10 2 37 McCallum, BC 0 9 9 0 36 Milo, Sask 0 8 7 2 31 C.Williams, Ham 5 0 0 0 30 Whyte, Mtl 0 9 6 0 27 Paredes, Cal 0 11 5 0 26 Shaw, Edm 0 6 6 1 25 Sheets, Sask 4 0 0 0 24 x-Lewis, Cal 3 2 0 0 20 Palardy, Wpg 0 5 5 0 20 Congi, Ham 0 10 3 0 19 Boyd, Tor 3 0 0 0 18 Cornish, Cal 3 0 0 0 18 Dressler, Sask 3 0 0 0 18 Matthews, Wpg 3 0 0 0 18 Walker, Ham 3 0 0 0 18 Whitaker, Mtl 3 0 0 0 18 Bratton, Mtl 2 0 0 0 12 Charles, Edm 2 0 0 0 12 Gore, BC 2 0 0 0 12 Inman, Tor 2 0 0 0 12

Socccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L Kansas City 19 11 5 D.C. United 19 10 6 New York 19 9 5 Chicago 19 9 6 Houston 19 7 5 Columbus 17 6 7 New Eng. 18 6 8 Montreal 21 6 12 Philadelphia 17 6 9 Toronto 19 4 11

T 3 3 5 4 7 4 4 3 2 4

GF 25 34 34 22 26 17 24 28 20 22

GA 17 26 29 21 24 19 23 38 19 35

Pt 36 33 32 31 28 22 22 21 20 16

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA San Jose 20 12 4 4 41 24 Real S.Lake 21 11 7 3 31 26 Seattle 20 8 5 7 25 21 Vancouver 20 8 6 6 21 23 Los Angeles 20 8 10 2 33 32 Colorado 19 7 11 1 26 26 Chivas USA 17 5 7 5 11 18 Portland 18 5 9 4 19 29 Dallas 20 4 9 7 19 28 Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie.

Pt 40 36 31 30 26 22 20 19 19

Sunday’s results Houston 4 D.C. United 0 Seattle 2 New York 2 Saturday’s results Toronto 1 New England 0 Chicago 1 Vancouver 0 Philadelphia 2 Montreal 1 Kansas City 2 Columbus 0 Dallas 2 Colorado 1 San Jose 5 Real Salt Lake 0 Los Angeles 5 Portland 3 Wednesday, July 18 Chicago at New York, 11 a.m. Portland at Chivas USA, 2 p.m. Colorado at Toronto, 5 p.m. New England at Montreal, 6 p.m. Kansas City at Houston, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Seattle, 9 p.m. Saturday, July 21 Chicago at Toronto, 2 p.m. Montreal at Houston, 6:30 p.m.

Rodeo

BAREBACK Performance 10 1. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., Street Dance, 86.50; 2. Kaycee Feild, Elk Ridge, Utah, Alley Trail, 85.50; 2. Dusty LaValley, Bezanson, Alta., My Mistake, 85.50; 4. William Lowe, Canyon, Texas, Beaver Fever, 85.00; 4. Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., Jay Bar Nine, 85.00; 6. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., Princess Warrior, 83.50; 7. Brian Bain, Redmond, Ore., Cajun Queen, 82.00; 8. Jason Havens, Prineville, Ore., Shadow Warrior, 80.00; 9. Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore., Twin Cherry, 78.50; 10. Jake Vold, Ponoka, Alta., Tiger Warrior, 75.00. Performance 11 1. Feild, Witch Doctor, 89.00; 1. LaValley, Muffled

Cries, 89.00; 3. Peebles, Stampede Warrior, 88.50; 4. Lowe, Special Delivery, 87.00. Performance 13 1. Feild, Nelly Kelly, 90.00; 2. LaValley, Raggedy Ann, 88.00. BULL RIDING Performance 10 1. Shane Proctor, Mooresville, N.C., Big Valley Black, 89.50; 2. Aaron Roy, Yellow Grass, Sask., Pawn Star, 87.00; 3. Chad Besplug, Claresholm, Alta., Slash, 86.50; Robson Palermo, Tyler, Texas, Whiskey Jack, BO; Kody Lostroh, LaSalle, Colo., Nedley Mandingo, BO; Tanner Girletz, Cereal, Alta.; Team Paige, BO; Wesley Silcox, Santaquin, Utah, Gingas Kong, BO; Luke Snyder, Ridgedale, Mo., Red Stag, BO; L.J. Jenkins, Porum, Okla., Drop Kick, BO; Austin Meier, Kinta, Okla., Even Money, BO. Performance 11 Besplug, Get Over It, BO; Roy, Pop Evil, BO; Proctor, Beaver, BO. Performance 13 1. Besplug, Kish This, 87.00; 2. Roy, Risky Remedy, 86.00; 3. Proctor, Northern Lights, 66.50. TIE-DOWN ROPING Performance 10 1. Fred Whitfield, Hockley, Texas, 6.4 seconds; 2. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 6.7; 3. Shane Hanchey, Sulpher, La., 6.9; 4. Cory Solomon, Prairieview, Texas, 7.2; 5. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 7.3; 6. Jerome Schneeberger, Ponca City, Okla., 7.4; 7. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash., 8.7; 7. Adam Gray, Seymour, Texas, 8.7; 9. Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah, 9.1; Hunter Herrin,

Apache, Okla., NT. Performance 11 1. Whitfield, 8.1; 1. Solomon, 8.1; 3. Hanchey, 8.2; 4. Jarrett, 9.9. Performance 13 1. Solomon, 7.7; 2. Whitfield, 8.4. STEER WRESTLING Performance 10 1. Jake Rinehart, Highmore, S.D., 3.9; 1. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., 3.9; 3. Trevor Knowles, Mt. Vernon, Ore., 4.4; 3. Rowdy Hays, Rocky Mtn House Alta., 4.4; 5. Billy Bugenig, Ferndale, Calif., 4.6; 5. Cody Cassidy, Donalda, Alta., 4.6; 7. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., 8.5; 8. Tanner Milan, Cochrane, Alta., 15.0; Shawn Greenfield, Lakeview, Ore., NT; Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., NT. Performance 11 1. Knowles, 3.4; 2. Martin, 4.5; 3. Rinehart, 5.2; 4. Hays, 16.0. LADIES BARREL RACING Performance 10 1. Tammy Fischer, Ledbetter, Texas, 17.58; 2. Carlee Pierce, Stephenville, Texas, 17.59; 3. Sue Smith, Blackfoot, Idaho, 17.60; 4. Lindsay Sears, Nanton, Alta., 17.62; 5. Jody Sheffield, Ogden, Utah, 17.63; 6. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M., 17.65; 7. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 17.67; 8. Britany Fleck, Mandan, N.D., 17.73; 9. Lee Ann Rust, Stephenville, Texas, 17.94; 10. Molly Powell, Stephenville, Texas, 18.21. Performance 11 1. Smith, 17.53; 2. Fischer, 17.81; 3. Pierce, 18.74; 4. Sears, 43.46.

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BANTAM AA’S PICK UP PAIR OF WINS EDMONTON — The Red Deer Boston Pizza Braves ran their bantam AA baseball record for the third round of league play to 5-0 with a pair of weekend wins, beating the South Jasper Place Jays 13-11 and the Sherwood Park A’s 14-11. Griffin Moline to picked up the win against the Jays with Nathan Bergeson tossing the seventh inning to record the save. Lynx Ledene also threw two innings and added two hits, a walk and scored three runs. Parker Booth was two-for-two and scored twice while Brad Pope had a single and a double. Jordan Muirhead recorded the win against the A’s. Matt Michnik tossed two innings and Booth threw a four-pitch seventh inning to record the save. Austin Kelts-Larsen was three-for-three at the plate while Moline was two-for-three and Brody Kalinowski had two walks and scored twice. Carter O’Donnell and Jon Yasinski had a hit and a walk each.

THIS WEEK Monday

● Junior golf: MCLennan Ross/Sun Tour, Ponoka. ● Senior baseball: Red Deer Men’s League, Printing Place at Lacombe; Sylvan Lake vs. North Star Sports, Great Chief 1; Gary Koe vs. The Hideout, Great Chief 2; 7 p.m. ● Parkland baseball: Carstairs at Innisfail, 7 p.m.

Wednesday

● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Midget AAA baseball: Red Deer Braves host Foothills White, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Parkland baseball: Eckville at Lacombe, Olds at Innisfail, 7 p.m.

Thursday

● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Senior baseball: Red Deer Men’s League, Sylvan Lake vs. Gary Noe, 7 p.m., Great Chief 2.

Friday

● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Major league soccer: Red Deer City vs. Edmonton Victoria, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● Riggers baseball: Red Deer Riggers tournament, sked TBA ● Parkland baseball: Red Deer at Rocky, 7 p.m.

Saturday

● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 6 p.m., Westerner. ● Riggers baseball: Red Deer Riggers tournament, sked TBA ● Peewee AAA baseball: Red Deer DQ Braves vs. Sherwood Park, 2 and 5 p.m., West Park.

Sunday

● Riggers baseball: Red Deer Riggers tournament, sked TBA ● Peewee AAA baseball: Red Deer DQ Braves vs. Edmonton, 1 and 4 p.m., West Park. ● Pony Chucks: North American championships, 2 p.m., Westerner. ● Parkland baseball: Lacombe at Rocky.

Bucs lose hard fought game BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

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Jordan Hare with the Red Deer Buccaneers tries to break away while carrying the football while Grande Prairie Driller Ruben Aldred hangs on during Alberta Football League action at ME Global Athletic Park in Lacombe, Saturday. The Bucs fell to the Drillers 19-0.

Drillers 19 Buccaneers 0 LACOMBE — It would have been easy for Central Alberta Buccaneers head coach Duane Brown to feel down after another loss as they finished their Alberta Football League regular season. But he was anything but dejected following a 19-0 loss to the Grande Prairie Drillers at the newly developed MEGlobal Athletic Park Saturday. “It was a hard-fought game,” he said. “It was 3-0 at half time and we showed we can play with one of the best teams in the league. It was the first time all year we’ve stayed with one of those competitive teams and gave them a fight.” It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Drillers pulled away, scoring their final 10 points against a Buccaneers squad that was wore down. In fact Brown was forced to play on the defence thanks to a string of injuries. “We lost three guys in the first half with injuries and that’s hard to take for a team that’s already shorthanded,” said Brown. “That’s why you saw an out-for-shape coach out there for the first time in 20 years.” Brown certainly didn’t look out of place, in fact the Bucs defence held the fort late in the game when the Drillers looked as if they’d tack on yet another touchdown. The Buccaneers twice held them inside the 10 yard line, forcing the Drillers to settle for a field goal. What hurt the Bucs was the inability to consistently move the ball on offence. “We struggled a bit, but

we’ll get those pieces together,” said Brown, who used Andrew Stannix and Greg Thompson at quarterback as Byron Stearns is still missing because of work commitments in Bonnyville. “Byron’s loss is huge,” said Brown. “He was rookie of the year last year for a reason. He knows what he’s doing in there and is a hard guy to replace. But I thought Andrew did a good job today and Greg stepped up at the end and made some good passes and good decisions. It’s something to build on. We have a couple weeks before the playoffs and so we have time to get the pieces together. Possibly we can get Byron back by then.” Tyler Fulmek kicked a pair of field goals for the Drillers and converted one of the two touchdowns by receiver Will Quintal. Both came on passes from quarterback Nathan Aldred. “There was one bad play by us and a mix up in our coverage on the other,” said Brown. “But good teams take advantage of those things. Other than that we were toe-to-toe with them.” There’s a good chance the Bucs, 1-5, will meet the Drillers, 4-1, in the league quarterfinals in two weeks in Grande Prairie. “It’s possibly the same as last year,” said Brown. “We lost to them in the regular season and then gave them a scare in the playoffs. We already gave them a scare, so who knows what may happen in a couple of weeks.” Saturday’s contest was the first, and only time this season, the Bucs got to play on the new artificial turf. “It’s great and will get better. All the guys loved it,” said Brown. drode@reddeeradvocate.com

Carstar Braves take two of three in Ft. Mac MIDGET BASEBALL FORT McMURRAY — The Red Deer Carstar Braves won two of three starts in NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League play in Fort McMurray during the weekend. The Braves split a twin bill with the host team Saturday, winning 8-6 and losing 9-6 in ninth innings, then on Sunday they pulled out a 10-8 victory. Brandon Bodemer went the distance on the mound in the opener Saturday, allowing eight hits and striking out five. Reign Letkeman was three-for-five with a double, one RBI and scored three times. Mac Guckert was two-for-four with a single and a double and drove in three runs. Stephon Fontaine was four-for-five with a home run, two RBIs and scored twice in the nightcap Saturday. Ty Elliott was two-for-four with an RBI and two runs while Jason Garrett was two-for-four. Mitch Vanson worked 4 1/3 innings on the mound, allowing four runs on six hits while fanning four. Reliever Ian Chevalier took the loss as he allowed five runs on three hits and struck out five in four innings. On Sunday, Guckert was three-for-three with a pair of RBIs and scored twice while Bodemer was two-for-three and Fontaine and Garrett added two hits each and scored twice each. Levi Moon drove in three runs and starter Dylan Borman picked up the win. The Braves visit the Foothills Black in Okotoks Tuesday and host the Foothills White Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Great Chief Park.

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Logan Sinclair with the Red Deer Renegades runs with the ball as teammate Brock Embury and a Lethbridge Barracudas player looks on. The Renegades lost 16-6 and 14-12 to the Barracudas during Rocky Mountain Jr. B Tier 2 Lacrosse South Division final in Red Deer on the weekend. The series was a best of three and the loss eliminated the Renegades.

TIER 1 JUNIOR B RAMPAGE LACROSSE The Red Deer TBS Rampage finished their Rocky Mountain Junior B Tier I Lacrosse League regular season with a pair of wins, downing the Rockyview Silvertips 20-9 and the Calgary Chill 17-11. Spencer Lee and Eric Reierson had three goals each against the ‘Tips with Dustin Reykdal, Mitch Vellner, Troy Klaus and Davis Reykdal adding two goals each with singles added by Matt Reierson,

Pearce Just, Jordan Hemstad, Reid Swier, Trey Christensen and Colton Woytas. Darrian Banack in goal for the win. Davis Reykdal scored four times against the Chill with Christensen and Swier connecting three times each, Tucker Dougherty and Klaus twice each and Lee, Eric Reierson and Hemstad once apiece. Adam Mooney was in goal.


RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, July 16, 2012 B5

Nothing like 18 at British Open PLAYERS ALL AGREE THAT THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE ELECTRIC AT UPCOMING OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP BY DOUG FERGUSON THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England — The cheer was so loud, the moment so big, that Padraig Harrington forgot what he was doing. It was his major championship debut in 1996 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes, and he finished off his second round of 68 by holing a bunker shot next to the 18th green. “I got so excited, I took the putter out of the bag,” Harrington recalled. “I’ve never been as excited on the golf course. The hairs on the back of my head stood up. It was just an unbelievable cheer that went up when I holed it.” The lasting memory of that moment, however, was more about the stage than the shot. “It’s like no other major,” Harrington said. No matter the links course, there is nothing like the atmosphere on 18th hole at the British Open anywhere in golf. The grandstands are enormous, about 10 feet above the ground and stretching 20 rows to the top, just below the iconic yellow scoreboard. They are on both sides of the fairway, starting about 50 yards before players reach the green. “It’s the best finish in golf,” Robert Allenby said. “Nothing would be more incredible than coming down here on Sunday winning the tournament, that’s for sure.” Dustin Johnson can appreciate what that’s like — as a bystander. He played in the final group last year at Royal St. George’s as the thousands of people in the stands celebrated Darren Clarke winning the claret jug. “Pretty cool,” Johnson said. “It’s almost like you’re in a stadium.” The stadium was relatively empty Sunday on a surprisingly sunny afternoon at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Six people sat on the right side watching Clarke finish his practice round. Four others were on the left side when Robert Rock came through. It won’t be like that a week from Sunday. There are 6,705 seats, and all of them will be occupied. One of them was taken on this quiet day. Alan Clarkin of nearly Ormskirk

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A member of the grounds staff prepares a bunker at the Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club before the forthcoming Open Golf Tournament, Lytham St Annes, England, Wednesday. The 141st British Open Championship will be held at the course in the northwest of England between July 19 and 22. was on the top row, three seats from the end, eating his lunch before wandering back onto the course. He plans to be in the same spot a week from now. Clarkin goes to all the Opens in the Lancashire region — Lytham & St. Annes, Birkdale, Hoylake — and he sticks to the same plan. He walks the course during the practice days and the opening three rounds. He will be at the course 10 minutes before the gates open at 7 a.m., and head straight to the top row of the grandstands. The top row is critical. Behind him is the par-3 first hole, so he can watch every player start the final round. More importantly, he’ll see every player finish. Clarkin was there in 2001 when Ian Woosnam discovered he had 15 clubs in his bag — a two-stroke penalty — and when David Duval removed his wraparound shades and squinted into the sun to hold the claret jug in his lone major triumph. “It raises the hair on the back of

your neck,” Clarkin said. “You see the players come through, and the cheer is almost like a crescendo.” That’s how it was for Harrington. He always told Ronan Flood, his brother-in-law who eventually became his caddie, that there was no greater feeling than walking up the 18th at the Open, with the gallery crammed behind ropes and metal railing, the grandstands full of people sitting elbow-to-elbow in the green chairs aligned so perfectly. “I kept telling Ronan for years, ’You’ve got to be coming down the last on a Sunday afternoon. There’s no experience like walking down the last and getting cheered onto the green,”’ Harrington said. “The first time Ronan ever got to caddie on the 18th hole was Carnoustie. It took us three years to get there.” Harrington won his first Open at Carnoustie in 2007, despite a double bogey on the 18th hole. Sergio Garcia made bogey on the last to set up a play-

off, and Harrington wound up beating him by one shot. So he made the trip down the 18th fairway five times that week — four in regulation, one in a playoff. “But I actually lied,” Harrington added. “There’s a better experience. It’s going down the 72nd hole when you’re actually winning The Open,” he said. “Then the crowds really come alive — if they have not been alive already. It’s a very special feeling.” Sunday before a major is getting busier, with a couple of dozen players getting in a practice round. One of them was Tiger Woods, who arrived at a nearby airport at 7 a.m., drove straight to the golf course and walked right onto the first tee. He stretched briefly, and without a practice swing, uttered his first words of his British Open week: “Get in.” He nearly holed the tee shot. Woods meticulously worked his way through all 18 holes, taking notes, hitting a 2-iron off a par 5 into the wind to avoid some of the 206 bunkers. One reason for being so meticulous on a Sunday was the weather might not be this pleasant the rest of the week. The forecast was for rain just about every day, starting on Monday on the first official day of practice. The grandstands are made by a company called Wernick Events Link. The grandstands will hold some 20,000 people across Royal Lytham & St. Annes, but it’s the three sets around the 18th — two on either side, one to the back left corner so as not to block the clubhouse, that are so majestic. Workers began installing them in April. The last three winners have been able to soak up the moment on the 18th. Stewart Cink in the playoff at Turnberry, Louis Oosthuizen at St. Andrews and Clarke last year all had safe leads. The engraver already was at work on the claret jug. Justin Leonard won at Royal Troon in 1997, though he was in the penultimate group and was busy grinding to make par. Still, he can’t think of a better stage than the closing hole of golf’s oldest championship. “There’s a lot of things you can understand just from watching on TV,” he said.

Chapman win U.S. Senior Open, joins trio of stars LAKE ORION, Mich. — Roger Chapman earned the right to be mentioned in the same sentence with Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Hale Irwin. Not bad for a self-described former European Tour journeyman. The Englishman shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday to win the U.S. Senior Open by two strokes at 10 under at Indianwood. He won the Senior PGA Championship by the same margin two months ago on the other side of Michigan. Chapman, Nicklaus, Player and Irwin are the only players to win the U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in the same year. “It’s a true honour,” Chapman said. Before this year, his career highlight was a European Tour win in Brazil in 2000. Rod Spittle of St. Catharines, Ont., finished tied for 28th with 2-over 282 while Victoria’s Jim Rutledge was tied for 33th with a 3-over 283. Bernhard Langer (72), Fred Funk (67), Tom Lehman (68) and Corey Pavin (68) finished tied for second at 8-under 272 at the Champions Tour’s fourth of five majors. Pavin’s two-stroke penalty after his first round for hitting a ball that moved a fraction of an inch proved to be costly. Entering the final round, it seemed as if the only lingering question was how easily Langer would win. Langer, though, found out what the first- and second-round leaders — Tom Kite and Lance Ten Broeck — did the previous two days: It’s not easy to stay consistent at Indianwood. Langer took a four-shot lead into the final round and closed with a shaky performance that spoiled

his shot at winning his second U.S. Senior Open. The German said Saturday if he closed with a 2or 3-under round, it would be difficult for anyone to catch him. When Langer gave up two shots at No. 2, he gave the field a chance to pass him. Langer pushed his second tee shot to the right under a line of trees on the 396-yard, par-4 second hole. After walking more than 100 yards to examine the path of his approach shot, he hit a low shot that landed against the lip of a greenside bunker. Langer tried to play what he called a “special shot,” and ended up sailing it over the green to set up a double bogey. “I knew there was a lot of golf left and I was still in the lead,” he said. “If I shoot under par from that point on, I’ll still be in good shape, but I couldn’t make a putt.” The wind picked up considerably Sunday — with gusts up to 20 mph — and made it even tougher to keep tee shots on the unforgiving and tight fairways and to accurately approach hard, undulating greens. Chapman answered the challenge for much of the day with two birdies on the front nine and four through 14 holes. He chunked a shot out of the bunker at 16, leading to a bogey that he made up for on the next hole. The 53-year-old Chapman stepped to the potentially pivotal 195-yard, par-3 17th and calmly hit a 5-iron shot that was close enough for a tap-in birdie that restored a two-shot lead. “I have to say that was my best shot ever played,” he said. Chapman chose to use his driver at the 462-yard, par-4 18th and got a break when his tee shot was stopped by fans standing along the left ropes. That

Singh tops Molinari in Scotland BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INVERNESS — Jeev Milkha Singh had double reason to celebrate on Sunday after beating Francesco Molinari in a playoff to win the Scottish Open and secure a late berth in next week’s British Open. A final-round meltdown by local hope Marc Warren left Singh and Molinari on 17-under 271 and in a shootout for the first prize of 416,660 pounds ($645,000), which the 40-year-old Indian claimed by draining a 15-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole. Singh, the son of a former Olympic 400-meter runner, shot a bogey-free 5-under 67 for the joint-lowest round of a grueling final day, when the wind picked up to finally make the Castle Stuart links a genuine test. He then watched on television as first Warren then overnight leader Molinari (72) threw away shots down a tough closing stretch right into the wind. “I was just enjoying a nice cup of tea and some chocolate cake,” Singh said of his hour-long wait for the last groups to finish. “I said to myself that I’d see the finish and then leave for the airport. But as the chocolate cake went down, it got exciting out on the course.” Warren, playing in the penultimate group and also seeking that one remaining berth in the British Open, forged a three-shot lead with six holes remaining but faltered under pressure and dropped four strokes in the final four holes. He finished tied for third with Alexander Noren of Sweden (70)

on 16 under, his implosion costing him 275,000 pounds ($428,000). “It’s going to be a long drive home tonight,” said Warren. “You don’t get many chances to win your national Open. “I had it in my hands.” Warren’s collapse left Molinari back in front as the Italian attempted a wire-to-wire victory after a dominant week in the Scottish Highlands as he tried to emulate his brother Edoardo’s Scottish Open win in 2010. He bogeyed No. 15, though, and needed a 10-foot par-saving putt at the last to force the playoff. Molinari’s approach from the middle of the fairway at the first extra hole — No. 18 — landed at the back of the green and his long birdie putt came up well short, leaving Singh an opportunity he didn’t pass up. By winning his first title in more than four years, Singh not only will climb back into the top 100 from his current ranking of No. 192 but will play at the British Open for the only the second time in his 19-year professional career. “I was going to go back to India and spend some time with the family,” said Singh, who claimed his fourth European Tour victory. “I think God has been kind. I’m very fortunate.” After three opening rounds of very low scoring in improbably calm conditions, Castle Stuart finally bared its teeth — something many players asked for ahead of the British Open. A fierce westerly wind and heavy rain at times proved too much for top-ranked Luke Donald (73) and Phil Mickelson (74), who both finished tied for 16th.

gave him with a decent lie in the rough that he took advantage of with an approach that set him up for a two-putt par that sealed the victory and proved what he did in May at Harbor Shores was no fluke. “I wanted to prove to myself and to other people that Benton Harbor wasn’t a one-off event,” he said. “That was in the back of my mind.” He had a stunning wire-to-wire win at the Senior PGA Championship, beating John Cook by two strokes after closing with two bogeys without his wife, Cathy, there to watch because she had to work. Chapman’s wife was with him at Indianwood and gave him a huge hug as he walked off the 18th green and tears started streaming down his sweaty cheeks. “She’s been my rock for 26 years,” he said. “It was very special that she was here.” Player was the first to win the U.S. Senior Open and Senior PGA Championship in the same year back in 1987, Nicklaus did it in 1991 and Irwin pulled off the feat in 1998. Until Chapman’s breakout this year, his shining moment was beating Padraig Harrington in a playoff for his first European Tour win in his 472nd start on that tour. He had a conditional exemption on the Champions Tour in 2010 and lost his status last year, finishing 84th on the money list less than $90,000 after failing to crack the top 10 in any of his 11 starts. Chapman receives $500,000 for winning the U.S. Senior Open after getting a check for $378,000 for the Senior PGA victory. “I guess when you read about him, you always hear journeyman or something like that,” Pavin said. “But he’s always been a very solid player. Sometimes, people bloom a little later.”

CANADIAN TOUR BY THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG — Golf fans got their money’s worth in Winnipeg on Sunday. After a four-hole playoff, American Chris Killmer defeated compatriot Vince Covello to win the Canadian Tour’s Players Cup. Killmer and Covello started the day tied for first at 13 under and finished regulation play at 15 under, setting up Winnipeg’s first playoff since 1989. Both players parred the first playoff hole, bogeyed the second and parred the third. But

Killmer won the fourth hole after Covello’s three-putt, picking up the $24,000 prize money. “I’m on top of the world right now,” said Killmer after his first Canadian Tour victory. Covello, the only player to shoot in the 60s in every round, said he was happy with his performance despite the loss. “It’s disappointing not to win but overall I am encouraged with my game and the way I handled myself today,” he said. Toronto’s David Lang was the top Canadian finisher, finishing in third place at 10 under. Lang took home $9,000 in his first start on the Canadian Tour.

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Kahne edges Hamlin in New Hampshire BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUDON, N.H. — Experience has taught Denny Hamlin the best way to handle adversity. The 32-year-old NASCAR Sprint Cup star lost a race on Sunday he almost certainly should have won. A mixup over how many tires to change late in the race dropped Hamlin from the lead to 13th place for the final restart. A furious charge to the end still left him a little more than two seconds and 10 car lengths behind winner Kasey Kahne. Hamlin came in second despite leading 150 of the 300 laps on the onemile oval and holding leads of more than five seconds several times. But despite his disappointment about losing when he obviously had the fastest car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday, Hamlin was able to put his feelings aside and look at the positives his Joe Gibbs Racing team has racked up this year. Heading into a rare weekend off, Hamlin is fifth in points, has two wins, is a cinch to qualify for the 10-race Chase for the Championship and likely to be one of the drivers to beat for the 2012 Cup title. Referring to 2010, when he won a series-high eight races and finished second to Jimmie Johnson in the championship, Hamlin said, “I feel like our performance right now, even though we don’t have the wins we had in 2010 at this point, I think we’re more competitive now than what we were in 2010. “At the mile-and-a-half (tracks), we don’t have the speed we had in 2010, but we’re dangerously close competitive-wise to where we were in 2010. Now we’re just going to take that experience from then and apply it to this year.” The driver said the tire mistake, with crew chief Darian Grubb believing that Hamlin wanted him to change four tires instead of the two he had intended to change, is not going to alter anything. “I’ve been through this long enough now (that) you’re going to have plenty more chances in the future,” Hamlin said, “especially the way we’re running.”

ROCKIN’ STEADY Dale Earnhardt Jr. continued his strong season Sunday, finishing fourth for his eighth top-five finish and 14th top 10 in 17 races this season. The fan favourite, who has one win in 2012, remained second in the season standings after Sunday’s Sprint

Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, trailing Matt Kenseth by 16 points. “We were about a tenth (of a second) off all weekend,” Earnhardt said. “I was kind of surprised, too, because we tire-tested here and were super quick and we were real happy with the car. . All weekend we worked on the car real hard, and worked during the race real hard and we just couldn’t run any better than we were running. “We’re just happy to run in the top five. We’re strong. We’ve just go to get another notch, you know, and start winning some races.” He said his No. 88 Hendrick Chevrolet team is really looking forward to the post-season. “We’re pretty excited about our chances when we get to the Chase,” Earnhardt said, “but we’ve still got some things to learn and accomplish before we get there. We’re not looking too far ahead and, you know, we’re trying to work on one race at a time.” There are seven races remaining before the Chase begins Sept. 16 at Chicagoland Speedway.

CAUTION FLAG Two of the three caution flags that waved during the Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday came out because of debris on the track, but several drivers weren’t happy about the second one. Five-time champion Jimmie Johnson briefly lost a lap when the yellow waved because he already had made his scheduled pit stop, while most of the other leaders had not. He came back to finish seventh, but apparently had questions about why that caution happened. “I’m going to keep my mouth shut on that one,” Johnson said. “There was a lot of speed in the car. It was the Gibbs car (Hamlin’s) and the Hendrick cars (winner Kasey Kahne, Jeff Gordon, Earnhardt and Johnson) and, at times, I think I was the best Hendrick car, running top two, top three. But then that caution put us back in traffic. We still got through there decent.” The caution wiped out Hamlin’s lead of more than five seconds over Kahne. “I shouldn’t really talk about it because it’s not going to be in my favour,” Hamlin said. “It’s frustrating, especially when you have a good car and a lead that you built. You spend 60, 70 laps building that lead to get it taken away on some debris, whatever it may be. (NASCAR) felt like it was a hazard, whatever it was, so they threw the caution. But I want it to be something that is really a danger and a hazard to us

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Kasey Kahne crosses the start/finish line to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Sunday, in Loudon, N.H. drivers. Otherwise, just let the race play out.”

BAD DAY Kyle Busch started from the pole and led the first 66 laps of Sunday’s race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but the rest of the day was pretty forgettable for the Joe Gibbs Racing driver. On his first pit stop, Busch’s crew had trouble with the right rear tire and the driver was then hit with a drive through penalty for speeding on pit road because of a miscalculation by the team. Overall, it cost him nearly 20 seconds, dropping Busch from first place to 23rd. Busch quickly got back into contention. He even regained the lead briefly a couple of times with the help of some good pit strategy by crew chief Dave Rogers. But trouble cropped up again when a caution flag came out shortly after Busch made a pit stop, sending him deep into the pack. “You can’t ask for anything more from a driver to come to a track that historically isn’t one of your favourites and to be that fast, sit on the pole, lead that many laps and be mired in adversity all day long,” Rogers said. “He had

every right to get frustrated at the car and he never did. He did a great job of keeping his emotions in check and driving with the talent he has. It just didn’t pay off.”

PATRIOTIC FANS Three New England Patriots made the move Sunday from the 100-yard gridiron to the one-mile oval when they attended the Sprint Cup race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Punter Zoltan Mesko and backup offensive linemen Ryan Wendell and Nick McDonald attended the 300-mile race about 90 miles north of their home field at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Mesko is entering his third NFL season after being drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round out of Michigan in 2010. He led the AFC with a net average of 41.5 yards last season. And his 46.5 gross yards per punt in 2011 set a club record. Wendell has played 31 games in his three seasons with New England, while McDonald played four games last season with the Patriots after being with the Green Bay Packers when they won the Super Bowl the previous season.

Sanchez wins 14th stage, Wiggins holds on to yellow jersey TOUR DE FRANCE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Luis-Leon Sanchez of Spain crosses the finish line to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 191 kilometres with start in Limoux and finish in Foix, France, Sunday.

FOIX, France — Luis Leon Sanchez of Spain used his time trial experience to claim a solo victory in the 14th stage of the Tour de France while Bradley Wiggins retained the yellow jersey as the three-week race entered the Pyrenees on Sunday. Sanchez was among a group of five riders who broke away on the final ascent of the day, the Mur de Peguere. He then made his decisive move 11 kilometres (7 miles) from the finish to claim his fourth Tour stage win. Green jersey holder Peter Sagan of Slovakia finished second, 47 seconds behind Sanchez. Frenchman Sandy Casar was third in the same time. “With Philippe Gilbert and Sagan in the breakaway, I knew that my only chance was to try my luck on my own from far away,” said Sanchez, the Spain time trial champion. Wiggins and all other contenders crossed the finish line more than 18 minutes behind Sanchez. Wiggins, however, retained the race lead as the breakaway riders were lagging well behind in the overall standings. Wiggins, bidding to become the first British rider to win the Tour, leads Sky teammate Christopher Froome by 2 minutes, 5 seconds overall. Vincenzo Nibali of Italy is third, 2:23 off the pace. At least 30 riders suffered punctures during the stage after someone in the crowd of spectators apparently threw tacks on the road near the summit of the final climb of the day, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the finish. Defending Tour champion Cadel Evans was among the riders who sustained a puncture at the top of the climb. The Australian rider had to wait nearly two minutes before one of his teammates got there and gave Evans his rear wheel as a replacement. Wiggins didn’t attempt to use Evans’ misfortune to his advantage and asked the peloton to slow down to allow the defending champion to return to the pack. Sanchez, who was hampered by a wrist injury during the first week of the race, crossed himself and pointed his fingers toward the sky as he went over

the finish line. Sagan and two other riders managed to escape from the peloton after 35 kilometres (22 miles) during the descent after the first climb of the day, the second-category col du Portel. The 5.3-kilometre (3.3-mile) ascent split the bunch in two as RadioShack stars Andreas Kloden and Frank Schleck were dropped along with a group of about 60 riders. With Orica-GreenEdge cyclists organizing the chase in order to keep their sprinter Matt Goss in contention for the green jersey, Sagan, Sergio Paulinho and Steven Kruiswijk struggled to build their lead. But eight riders including Gilbert, Casar and Sanchez broke away in pursuit of Sagan’s trio and bridged the gap while the second peloton caught up with the yellow jersey’s group. With none of the 11 escapees posing a threat in the overall standings, they were given the freedom to continue and established a 10-minute lead at the 72-kilometre (45-mile) mark. The peloton’s deficit was more than 14 minutes at the foot of the first-category Port de Lers, a climb with an average gradient of 7 per cent. Despite the rain coming down on the climb and a drop in temperature, the ascent was uneventful as Wiggins’ teammates set the tempo at the front of the pack while the Briton’s rivals did not dare a move. When Paulinho led the breakaway group over the summit, they were still 14 minutes ahead of the peloton. After a tricky and challenging descent on slippery roads, they increased the lead to 15 minutes before the final ascent of the day — the Mur de Peguere — a punishing climb with gradients as high as 18 per cent on some sections. Sanchez stayed on the wheel of Rabobank teammate Kruiswijk during the first few kilometres of the ascent before accelerating on the steepest part. That knocked a few riders out of the leading group, with Casar, Gilbert, Sagan and Gorka Izaguirre the only ones able to stand the pace. Evans tried to break away from the main pack in the Mur de Peguere but his attack lacked punch as Wiggins and Nibali responded immediately. Wiggins’ teammates Froome and Richie Porte then moved in front of the peloton to re-establish control.

Major League Soccer all-stars chosen Williams wins again DEFENDER JAY DEMERIT ONLY PLAYER PICKED FROM CANADIAN TEAM, ALL-STARS SET TO FACE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE TEAM CHELSEA JULY 25 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Ramiro Corrales, the only active player in Major League Soccer who was there when the league started in 1996, is on the All-Star team. The San Jose Earthquakes defender was chosen by Commissioner Don Garber to the 18-man squad, joining 11 players voted to the team by fans, and Garber’s other pick, Philadelphia Union defender Carlos Valdes. The other five additions were made by D.C. United coach Ben Olson, who will coach the AllStars against Chelsea on July 25 in

Philadelphia. Olson took goalkeeper Dan Kennedy, midfielders Osvaldo Alonso and Kyle Beckerman, and forwards Eddie Johnson and Chris Pontius. They join the 11 stars voted to the team by fans, a group headed by Galaxy stars Landon Donovan and David Beckham. MLS ALL-STARS Goalkeepers: Dan Kennedy (Chivas USA), Jimmy Nielsen (Sporting Kansas City) Defenders: Steven Beitashour (San Jose Earthquakes), Aure-

lien Collin (Sporting Kansas City), Ramiro Corrales (San Jose Earthquakes), Jay DeMerit (Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Heath Pearce (New York Red Bulls), Carlos Valdes (Philadelphia Union) Midfielders: Osvaldo Alonso (Seattle Sounders FC), David Beckham (LA Galaxy), Kyle Beckerman (Real Salt Lake), Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United), Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy), Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) Forwards: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls), Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders FC), Chris Pontius (D.C. United), Chris Wondolowski (San Jose Earthquakes)

WOMENS TENNIS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STANFORD, Calif. — Serena Williams overcame a shaky start and two service breaks to beat lucky loser Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-3 on Sunday for her second straight Bank of the West Classic title. Eight days after winning Wimbledon, Williams saved a set point and won the final four games of the opening set. It was the 43rd WTA Tour championship of Williams’ career, tying sister Venus for the most among active players. The first All-American WTA final on home soil in eight years was hardly a onesided affair. Vandeweghe, who failed to make it out of qualifying and only got into the main draw when Bojana Jovanovski withdrew with an injury, moved the 14-time Grand Slam champion and her highlighter-yellow shirt outfit all over the court to give Williams her only real challenge of the week.


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SCAMMELL WINS AWARD Advocate outdoors columnist Bob Scammell has added two more trophies to his award shelf. Scammell won first place in the National Fishing Writing Awards for excellence in communicating the aims and objectives of Canada’s National Fishing Week for column he published in the Advocate. He also won a Shimano National Communication Award, third in the Magazine Feature (Fishing) Category for Secrets of Phenological Fishing, which was published in The Old Farmers Almanac 2012. Last year, Scammell also won two national writing awards for top newspaper column, and third in National Fishing Week Awards.

BAND CAMP AT COLLEGE Musicians from across Alberta will congregate at Red Deer College this summer for the largest and longest running summer music residency program. MusiCamp Alberta runs July 22 to Aug. 11. Worldclass musicians come to the college to teach Alberta music students. Free public concerts will be performed nightly, Monday through Friday, from July 23 to Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. Feature Intermediate Band and Peterkin Symphonic concert will be performed on Saturday, July 28, at 2 p.m. Peterkin Symphonic Band and Senior Musical Theatre will run at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Aug. 4. The Junior and Senior Musical Theatre and Piano Workshop is Saturday. Aug. 11. at 2 p.m. All performances will be on the Red Deer College Arts Centre Main Stage.

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BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Red Deer resident Brandon Bouchard took a front seat to the traffic problems in his Parkvale neighbourhood. On Saturday, Bouchard, 38, staged a peaceful “sit in” at the intersection of 45th Street and 46th Avenue. The father of two called attention to the motorists who ignore the speed limits and treat his neighbourhood streets like a racetrack. Bouchard set up a patio set with chairs around 9 a.m. and didn’t leave until 2:30 p.m. He collected 185 signatures on a petition calling on the city to implement traffic calming measures in Parkvale. Traffic calming is a technique used to slow or divert vehicle traffic to improve safety. Common examples may include street islands with planters, speed bumps and yield signs. “There’s five uncontrolled intersections and a playground zone,” said Bouchard, who has lived on the corner of the intersection he was occupying for nearly a year. “People just ignore the rules of the road. They are flying through the intersection.” Bouchard said most people in the neighbourhood know there’s a playground zone with a speed limit is 30 km/hr. He said it’s the motorists who use the streets as a short-cut to avoid the lights on the main streets. “I watch it every day,” said Bouchard, also a member at large of the Parkvale Community Association. “It’s frustrating to watch.” Peter McNamara, 44, who lives across the street from Bouchard’s house with his two daughters aged 10 and 11, says he’s worried about the safety of his children and the other children in the neighbourhood.

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Brandon Bouchard talks with a concerned neighbour at the intersection of 46 Ave and 45 St in Red Deer. The patio table was set up by Brandon Bouchard who is gathering names to bring awareness to city hall about the issue of fast moving traffic through the intersection. “It’s been a nightmare,” said McNamara, who moved from Mountview to Parkvale more than a year ago. “People are doing at least 60 or 70 km/hour ... They just get up their speed and fly through here. It’s horrible.” McNamara said he would really like to see photo radars in the older neighbourhoods like Parkvale in Red Deer. “With all the photo radars they have at all the main intersections why not in an area that is designated as a park area?,” said McNamara, 44. Danielle Black Fortin said

the full length of the street is a problem, not just one intersection. She says drivers are simply not paying attention. Rita Schuetz, a resident since 1987, said the traffic has increasingly become an issue over the years. On her daily walks, she notices cars “zooming” through the streets. “We have our granddaughter staying with us a lot and she goes over to the park and there’s always cars zooming through here,” said Schuetz. “There’s a lot of children

here. They certainly aren’t doing 30 km/hr maybe 70 or 80 km/ hr.” Schuetz said she wants motorists to follow the rules of the road and observe the posted speed limits. Bouchard said in the past the Parkvale Community Association has asked the city for specific traffic calming measures such as yield signs but were turned down. This time, he said, they are simply asking for traffic calming to give the city more options to consider. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

Waiting to go see the wizard TEEN MAKES SHORTLIST BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF There’s no doubt Tevra Plamondon closed her eyes, clicked her heels three times and imagined herself on stage. But she’ll have to wait to learn whether she snagged the role of her young life. Plamondon, 16, made the shortlist of 20 aspiring stars from across Canada hoping to sing, act and dance her way to play Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz, the upcoming Andrew Lloyd Webber production in Toronto. Now Plamondon must impress the judges at a musical boot camp, the next stage of the competition, in Toronto in August. Only 10 contestants will move on to the elimination-style competition on the upcoming CBC television show Over the Rainbow in September. The show will run two days a week with the contestants performing on the first night and live eliminations on the second night. “Like every other little girl, my dream is to play Dorothy,” said Plamondon, a Grade 11 student at Notre Dame High

School. “I was Dorothy for Halloween when I was younger. I watched the movie whenever it came on television and I have known the songs forever. When I found out this was happening, I was like I have to play Dorothy.” And Plamondon has already put on ruby red shoes and asked the Good Witch of the South to take her back to Kansas. She was the understudy for the high school’s production of the Wizard of Oz in March. The 16-year-old has danced competitively for 13 years. She was also a part of tap duet with her brother, Chadd, 18, for about seven years. When she is not dancing, she is participating in community theatre productions. “I’m probably not the only girl who placed Dorothy in their high school musical,” laughed Plamondon. “The girls are really seasoned performers. They are all fantastic. I was extremely intimidated when I auditioned because they have all had formal voice training. They voice train like I dance train.” Plamondon said she may not be able to keep up with her voice but she is grateful for the opportunity.

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Tevra Plamondon holds her red shoes that are part of her “Dorothy” costume. Plamondon auctioned for the spot last month in Calgary where she made the top 100. Two weeks later, she was in Toronto singing Over the Rainbow for casting directors and producers. The budding starlet is daugh-

ter of Ruby and Wayne Plamondon and dances out of Strive Dance Academy Society. Plamondon is one of two teenagers from Alberta in the top 20. Kelsey Verzotti of Calgary also made the cut. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

Busy Lacombe Days kicking off Thursday BY JESSICA JONES ADVOCATE STAFF

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The Lacombe Days schedule is jampacked with activities. Starting on Thursday with an outdoor street party on 50th Street and rolling into the weekend with a parade, fireworks, pancake breakfasts and the Lacombe half marathon to burn off the sugar, City of Lacombe Councillor Peter Bouwsema says the event is “really popular.” “The beauty is people can go to both (Lacombe Days and Westerner Days in Red Deer) and they can pick the best of what they want,” Bouwsema said. The Lacombe parade, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, starts on 54th Avenue and travels around the Lacombe Centre Mall to 52nd Avenue. It will then turn of to 50th Street and down to 50th Avenue and finish off on

56th Avenue. Bouwsema says they estimate between 12,000 and 15,000 people to turn out for the parade. New this year is a jumping-jack carnival that consists of 10 inflatable play centres for children aged three to 13. It will go from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lacombe Centre Mall on Hwy 2A and 52nd Street. “It is going to be a lot of fun and it is totally new for us,” Bouwsema said. ● On Thursday, there will be an outdoor street party, youth street festival and a drive-in movie. ● On Friday, there will be a pancake breakfast, farmers market, kiddies carnival, Michener House and Flatiron Museum tours, guided walking tours, a chili chal-

lenge, rose and lily show and fireworks. ● On Saturday, there will be a pancake breakfast, parade, show and shine, art collection and trex exhibition, art in the park, quilt show, home-based business trade fair, library book sale, chili cookoff, Michener House and Flatiron Museum tours, blacksmith shop and museum tours, rose and lily show, Medieval Society open house, La Vintage Machinery Club open house, hot diggity dogs and a jumping-jack carnival. ● On Sunday, there will be the Lacombe half marathon, pancake breakfast, church service, Michener House and Flatiron Museum tours, guided walking tours, an oldfashioned penny carnival, La Vintage Machinery Club open house and a light horse show. Visit www.lacombedays.ca for detailed information regarding the times and locations of these events. jjones@reddeeradvocate.com


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1956 — Last Ringling Bros, Barnum and Bailey Circus under a canvas tent. 1951 — J.D. Salinger publishes Catcher in the Rye. 1945 — First atomic bomb detonated, Trinity Site, Alamogordo, N.M. 1926 — National Geographic takes first natural-colour undersea photos. 1439 — Kissing is banned in England (to stop disease from spreading). 1429 — Joan of Arc leads French army in Battle of Orleans.

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MUCHO BURRITO 6730 Taylor Dr. (Taylor Plaza) Red Deer 403-346-8200 ● Franchisees Karan Seth and Aman Buttar ● Type of business Fast-food restaurant serving burritos, quesadillas, tacos and other Mexican food, with natural ingredients and products hand-rolled to order. ● Opening date July 9 SISTER’S ON THE GO CAFÉ & CATERING No. 1, 4929 Ross St. (Town Centre Mall) 403-341-5144 Red Deer ● Owners Tania Hobart and Chris Dionne ● Type of business Café serving homemade soups, sandwiches and other foods, and a catering business with an extended menu. ● Opening date May 1 CLANCY’S MEAT CO. No. 2, 6858 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer 403-986-7997 ● Owner Heather Martinson ● Type of business Franchised food store with fresh and frozen meat products, and ready-to-eat meals, with organic and preservative-free products available. ● Opening date April 18 New business that have opened in Central Alberta within the past three months and wish to be listed here can send their information to Harley Richards by email (hrichards@reddeeradvocate.com) or fax (403-341-6560).

Iraq, Pakistan sign gas deal BAGHDAD — Iraq has signed a preliminary deal with a Pakistani company to explore for natural gas in the country’s east. In May, Iraq awarded Pakistan Petroleum the right to explore for gas in the 6,000-square-kilometre (3,730 mile) Block 8 in Diyala province. The company will be paid $5.38 for each barrel of oil equivalent. Sunday’s signing took place at the Oil Ministry in Baghdad. The contract will be sent to the Cabinet for final approval. The contract is one of four Iraq awarded in the latest bidding round to search for oil and gas. The move is Iraq’s latest to develop its vast natural resources after decades of war, U.N. sanctions and neglect.

Minister wants fewer job cuts at automaker PARIS — Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici says a plan from French carmaker PSA Peugeot-Citroen to eliminate thousands of jobs goes too far and the number of job cuts must be reduced. The struggling auto company announced plans last week to eliminate 8,000 jobs and close a major factory. President Francois Hollande has already said the current plan is unacceptable. Moscovici refused to get into the details of what the government would be asking for, but said Sunday that the state has “levers” it can deploy in negotiations.

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RIM hit ‘at worst time’ JURY ORDERS TROUBLED BLACKBERRY MAKER TO PAY $147.2 MILLION IN PATENT LAWSUIT BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Just as the dust began to settle from a tumultuous annual meeting, Research In Motion was hit with another setback Friday as a northern California jury ordered the troubled BlackBerry maker to pay $147.2 million in a patent lawsuit. The Waterloo, Ont.-based company was fresh out of Tuesday’s meeting — which saw board members take some heat even as they hung on to their seats —when the verdict came down in the suit over a remote management system for wireless devices. The decision comes at the worst time for RIM (TSX:RIM), which reported a first quarter loss and delayed the release of its much-hyped BlackBerry 10 operating system until next year, an analyst said. While the technology giant is no stranger to patent lawsuits, which are considered par for the course in the sector, this particular case didn’t garner much attention until the verdict, Carmi Levy said Saturday. “There’s never a good time to lose a $147-million judgment in court but there certainly is a worst time and this clearly is it for RIM,” he said in an interview.

“Beyond the money, there’s a huge psychological impact to losing a case like this,” he said. “To the outside world, it looks like the losing team has been kicked once again while it’s down ... It’s yet more salt in the wound at a time when critics are looking for excuses to pile on against RIM and now they’re found another.” Levy said fighting the verdict — a move RIM said it is considering — will divert key resources the company should be using to refocus and get back on track. The penalty represents a “fairly significant chunk of change” for the company, which is currently sitting on roughly $2 billion in cash reserves, he said. “It’s yet another diversion of resources for a company that desperately needs to focus its efforts on one thing: bringing new products to market and turning its fortunes around. :And anything that takes away from that singular focus ... reduces the potential for that to actually happen,” he said. Research In Motion said it is “disappointed” the jury sided with the Delawarebased Mformation Technologies and is “evaluating all legal options.” “RIM has worked hard for many years

to independently develop its leading-edge BlackBerry technology and industry-leading intellectual property portfolio, and RIM does not believe that the Mformation patent in question is valid,” the company said in a statement Saturday. Shareholders at the annual general meeting expressed their frustration and some pushed for a major shakeup of the company’s board of directors. The meeting was the first opportunity since last summer that most of the company’s investors have had an opportunity to speak directly to RIM’s executive team, including new chief executive Thorsten Heins. Shares in the company, which traded for more than $30 per share less than a year ago, have recently dropped below $8. Massive changes have engulfed much of the operations at the struggling company in recent months as it has raced to bring its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 operating system and smartphones to market. BlackBerry 10 — which many see as a make-or-break innovation for the company — is expected to face fierce competition from Apple’s iPhone and smartphones using the Android operating system and possibly other rivals.

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Feds okay Viterra plan THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government signed off Sunday on Glencore International PLC’s bid to acquire Canadian agribusiness giant Viterra Inc, bringing the Swiss commodities supplier’s multi-billion dollar transaction one step closer to completion. The $6.1 billion bid was approved by Industry Minister Christian Paradis under the Investment Canada Act. “I approve an application under the act if I am satisfied that the investment is likely to be of net benefit to Canada,” Paradis said in a statement. “Glencore has made a number of commitments to Canada.” Glencore released a statement Sunday emphasizing its commitments to investing in Regina-based Viterra’s (TSX:VT) operations and to growing western Canada’s agricultural industry. “We are very pleased to receive Investment Canada approval, which recognizes the long term benefits for farmers and Canada from our acquisition of Viterra,” Chris Mahoney, Glencore’s director of agricultural products, said in a statement released Sunday. Glencore had said it expects to get all of the regulatory approvals it needs to close the transaction by the end of July. But it now suggests it may not meet that deadline as it waits for a review approval from the Ministry of Commerce in China, where Viterra has operations. Glencore also requires final approval from New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office and Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board.

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon enters the company headquarters, Friday, in New York. JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, said Friday that its loss from a highly publicized trading blunder had grown to $4.4 billion in the most recent quarter, more than double the bank’s original estimate of $2 billion.

Competition Bureau probes possible link to LIBOR scandal BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s Competition Bureau is pushing ahead with its own probe of a mushrooming international scandal that has already ensnared a venerable British bank and forced the resignation of its chief executive. Documents filed in an Ontario court suggest the bureau is investigating a possible Canadian link to the scandal that’s rocking the world of global banking — financial skullduggery involving the manipulation of a key international interest rate known as the LIBOR rate. One of the named parties — the Canadian branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland — has filed a court challenge on the grounds

the bureau’s actions are unconstitutional and well beyond the scope of its mandate. But the investigation hasn’t stopped, said Gabrielle Tasse, a spokesperson for the bureau. “I cannot speak to the investigation because we have to conduct our work privately, but our investigation is ongoing,” Tasse said. LIBOR is the London interbank offered rate — a benchmark setting that influences borrowing costs for businesses, financial institutions, governments and consumers. So far, the scandal has cost British bank Barclays about US$455 million in fines and forced the resignation of its chief executive, Bob Diamond. While most of the impact of manipulating rates would be felt in international financial circles, TD

Bank chief economist Craig Alexander said Canadians have some skin in the game, both directly and indirectly. “LIBOR is not the primary determinant of the cost of funds for Canadian banks ... but it might impact Canadian financial institutions, governments and Canadian large corporations that have dealings in the international capital markets,” Alexander said. That in turn could filter down to consumer and business lending costs, although the impact would be minimal, he added. “I think the Competition Bureau is trying to assess just to what extent Canadian investors could have been affected by the manipulation of LIBOR.”

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Summer in Canada can mean many things to many people, but it almost inevitably involves at least two realities — construction and higher gas prices. While there are several explanations why gas prices rise during the summer — the oil companies’ switch from winter to summer gas, increased demand due to people travelling more and reduced supply as refineries undergo seasonal maintenance — they can’t really

dull the pain of spending considerably more to fill up your car, van, SUV or truck. There are a number of wellknown, simple driving tips that can help you reduce your gas consumption and cost at the pump. Don’t floor the gas pedal. Not only do jackrabbit starts waste fuel, but one second of fullthrottle driving can produce the same amount of carbon monoxide as a half-hour of normal cruising.

Keep your tires properly inflated. A single tire underinflated by two pounds per square inch increases fuel consumption by one per cent. Only drive the vehicle that you really need. Do you really need a huge fourwheel-drive adventure rig simply to shuttle the kids to school?

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VEHICLE: Cutting costs Instead, have a look at a leaner, more responsive wagon or crossover, many of which are available with four-wheel drive for winter conditions. Reduce your speed. Driving at 100 km/h versus 120 km/h can save you 15 per cent in fuel economy while dramatically reducing emissions. Don’t idle. After starting your car simply drive away slowly. Your car will warm up faster than it would if you leave it to idle in the driveway. And you’ll save fuel in the process. Service your vehicle. Regular maintenance helps to prevent poor fuel economy. Besides driving more sensibly, there now are some devices and apps on the market that can further help you get more distance from your gas tank and reduce gas costs further. GPS systems are great, not only to help you find your way to your destination and avoid getting lost, but also to get you there by the shortest route, thus using the least amount of fuel. The Garmin Ecoroute HD GPS, for example, has an extra function that tells you why your car might not be running at full capacity. MotoCarma is an app that uses GPS on your smart phone to detect speed, acceleration and location to determine how safely and efficiently you are driving. Acceleration and speed warnings are displayed on the phone screen and a chime alerts you to when you need to adjust your driving behaviour. CarMD became available in Canada last November. It taps into your automobile’s computer system to diagnose potential problems and repairs, and works on all 1996 or newer domestic or foreign cars, trucks, vans and SUVs manufactured for use in North America, according to the company. CarMD comes with a handheld device, MAC/PC software, USB cable, batteries, caddy and lifetime software and firmware updates. You simply plug it into your vehicle’s on-board diagnostic port (it will show you where it is on your vehicle). CarMD says it is ideal for uncovering hidden problems, inspecting used cars and diagnosing check engine light issues without popping the hood or getting dirty. It includes lifetime software and firmware updates and will generate personalized health reports on your vehicle, which also will show what is wrong and what is needed to repair the problem, including parts and labour costs in your region, so you won’t overpay for repairs. A mechanic I talked to said he has heard of these kinds of devices and apps, but generally in newer cars the onboard computer is searching for problems, and if your service engine light is not on you probably don’t have anything to worry about. Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.

LIBOR: Collusion alleged The Canadian court documents offer an expansive picture about how and when the six international banks allegedly colluded to fix the yen-denominated rates. And they are based on an asset that investigators in any complex investigation would crave: a whistleblower who has traded immunity from prosecution in exchange for turning on his or her fellow conspirators. Based on the whistleblower’s testimony, the Competition Bureau received a court order last year to force five Canadian affiliates of international banks, and one cash broker, to turn over documents relating to the alleged collusion between 2007 and 2010. The alleged participants are the Canadian branches of Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan Bank, and Citibank, as well as ICAP (Intercapital), an interdealer broker active in the wholesale markets in interest rates, credit, commodities, foreign exchange and equity derivatives. The allegations have not resulted in any charges, and the documents do not indicate any alleged wrongdoing took place in Canada. The bureau has named eight traders, all in London, it alleges were involved in fixing the yen-denominated LIBOR between 2007 and June 25, 2010. “The IRD (interest-rate derivatives) traders at the participant banks communicated with each other their desire to see a higher or lower yen LIBOR to aid their trading positions,” federal prosecutor Robert Morin, acting on behalf of the Competition Bureau, says in the documents. The documents suggest the Canadian bureau has been pursuing the matter since at least January 2011, long before allegations of LIBOR rate-fixing began dominating headlines earlier this month. “The bureau became aware of this matter after one of the participant banks in the alleged offences approached the bureau pursuant to the immunity program,” the document states. “The immunity is only granted under the conditions applicant provides “full, complete, frank and truthful disclosure throughout the process,” the document notes. A sealed document at the court reveals the identity of the “co-operating party,” as the bureau refers to the whistleblower, who is believed to be an official representing the Canadian branch of a foreign bank. The co-operating party provided the names of traders at the five banks that allegedly took part in the scheme, and also turned over “electronic records” to back up the allegations, the documents say.

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Julie Trunnell, with Trunnell’s Farm Market, unloads cucumbers along with other locally grown produce in the parking lot at Towne Square Mall, in Owensboro, Ky. U.S. wholesale prices rose only slightly last month, as higher costs for food and pickup trucks offset another drop in energy prices, according to the Labor Department, Friday. But overall inflation stayed mild.

Interest rate plans, earnings to focus investors BY THE CANADIAN PRESS The Canadian dollar could find itself under some selling pressure this week after the country’s central bank makes its next scheduled interest rate announcement on Tuesday. There is no doubt that the Bank of Canada will keep its key interest rate unchanged at one per cent, reflecting a general global economic slowdown. But traders will be looking to the central bank’s commentary for an idea of where it thinks the Canadian economy is headed and hints about when it might get around to raising rates. “If the bank aggressively cuts its economic forecast and abandons its mild tightening bias, the currency could be dinged a bit,” said Doug Porter, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital markets. Porter said there is a strong case for the Bank of Canada to move back towards a more neutral bias as far as rates are concerned. He notes that almost every major central bank in the world “has eased in some way over the last month whether it’s quantitative easing by the Bank of England or actually outright cuts by the European Central Bank and all kinds of emerging markets, like China and Korea.” The bank had indicated earlier this year that it might move to raise rates, but worsening economic conditions have dampened any expectations for a hike any time soon. “We have again had to shift our view on the bank,” said Porter.

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“Back in April, we had brought forward when we had them starting to hike rates and subsequently we have put them right back to where they were. So we don’t see the next rate hike by the Bank of Canada until about a year from now.” The Canadian dollar hasn’t closed above parity with the U.S. dollar since early May and since then the commodity-sensitive loonie has generally found a perch around 97 or 98 cents. That is a level of strength Porter found surprising considering that oil prices have tumbled almost 20 per cent since the beginning of May while copper prices have fallen by about 12 per cent. “I do believe it is trading well above the so-called fair value based on where commodity prices are now,” said Porter. “The currency should be lower.” Meanwhile, stock markets will be focused on an increasing number of second-quarter earnings reports from corporate America. Citigroup kicks off and General Electric wraps up the week and there are plenty of major reports in between. But expectations are muted for the quarter as the global economic recovery faltered. Big multinationals also faced headwinds from a U.S. dollar that increased in value as a worsening eurozone debt crisis pushed nervous investors to the safe haven status of American treasuries. “We became so accustomed last year to earnings always surprising on the upside and now I think we’re getting to earnings surprising on the downside phase,”

China’s woes to continue but growth still within range BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao says the country’s economic woes will continue for some time, but that its slower growth will remain within the anticipated range. Wen’s comments Sunday came two days after Beijing announced that economic growth had fallen in the second quarter to a three-year low of 7.6 per cent. Wen said Chinese need to recognize the seriousness and complexity of the

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Photo shows credit card decals on a store window in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. isa, MasterCard and major banks agreed to pay retailers at least $6 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged the card issuers conspired to fix the fees that stores pay to accept credit cards. As part of the settlement, announced late Friday, July 13, stores from Rite Aid to Kroger will be allowed to charge customers more if they pay using a credit card.

said Norman Raschkowan, North American strategist at Mackenzie Financial Corp. “And chances are that is not going to be a one-quarter phenomenon, the second-quarter numbers will probably be soft and the third-quarter numbers will be soft.” Raschkowan said this doesn’t mean the overall environment is bad. “It just means that we really are looking at single digit earnings growth for the market for this year, he said, which in a world where the global economy is growing like three per cent, that’s not bad. It’s just not what people were hoping for.” The TSX ended last week down 145 points or 1.24 per cent. On the economic calendar, traders will take in the latest Canadian inflation data. Statistics Canada is expected to report that the consumer price index rose by 0.2 per cent in June from May. The annual rate of inflation is expected to rise to 1.7 per cent from 1.2 per cent in May. The gain would reflect a big drop in prices a year ago, driven by a huge decline in auto prices last June. In the U.S., data out Monday is expected to show retail sales rose by 0.2 per cent in June after dropping by the same amount in May, thanks to stronger auto sales. And investors will get an updated snapshot of the economy when the U.S. Federal Reserve releases its so-called Beige Book report on regional conditions on Wednesday.

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issue. But he added that the country’s economic fundamentals remain favourable. He said the government will prioritize job creation and provide financial aid and tax breaks to companies suffering from slowing exports due to sinking overseas demand. The quarterly growth was in line with the government’s official target of 7.5 per cent for the year, which privatesector forecasters say China still is likely to achieve.


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Comic-Con goes crazy for ‘Hobbit’ DIRECTOR PETER JACKSON OFFERS SNEAK PEEK OF PREQUEL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO — If reaction to The Hobbit footage at Comic-Con is any indication, Peter Jackson has another couple of blockbusters on his hands. The crowd attending Jackson’s Hobbit preview at the fan convention Saturday went wild over a 12-minute reel the filmmaker and his colleagues screened. Broken into two films, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the 3-D epic is Jackson’s prequel to his Lord of the Rings trilogy, whose finale won 11 Academy Awards, including best picture and director. An Unexpected Journey arrives in theatres Dec. 14, with There and Back Again following in December 2013. The films are based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s prequel novel, chronicling how tiny hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) acquired the ring of power that causes all the ruckus in The Lord of the Rings, Jackson’s three-part adaptation of Tolkien’s fantasy saga. Along with Jackson and Freeman, The Hobbit panel at Comic-Con featured Lord of the Rings co-stars Ian McKellen, who reprises his role as the wizard Gandalf, and Andy Serkis, who is back as twisted ring-keeper Gollum. Also on hand was Richard Armitage, who plays the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield.

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Director Peter Jackson, from the film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, poses for a portrait during Comic-Con, Saturday, in San Diego. Jackson showed 12 minutes of footage that included a chillingly comic exchange between Bilbo and Gollum; a tender moment between McKellen’s

Gandalf and Cate Blanchett, reprising her role as elf queen Galadriel; and the pivotal moment when Bilbo discovers the ring.

A surprise guest was Elijah Wood, who starred as hobbit Frodo Baggins in The Lord of the Rings. Freeman said he never felt intimidated as a newcomer to Jackson’s team. “Obviously, you can’t really take intimidation or pressure to work with you, because you won’t do your best work,” Freeman said. “And you won’t do your best playing, which is an actor’s job.” Jackson shot The Hobbit in 3-D and at 48 frames a second, twice the speed that has been the standard since the 1920s. The higher frame rate allows for greater visual clarity, though it requires costly upgrades to digital projectors for cinemas showing films at that speed. At the Cinema Con theatre owner’s convention in April, Jackson got a mixed reception for preview footage of The Hobbit shown at 48 frames a second. Some observers thought the images were too clear, so realistic that it took away from the magic of the film medium. At Comic-Con, Jackson chose to show his footage at the traditional 24 frames a second, saying the best way to experience the higher projection speed is by watching an entire movie at 48 frames a second, not just excerpts.

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said. Feige also announced other upcoming Marvel movies, including Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man. Director Edgar Wright made a surprise appearance at the panel and showed his test shots for the big-screen adaptation. “I can reveal that Ant Man has been here the

Robert Downey Jr. poses at the “Iron Man 3” panel 2012 Comic Con on Saturday, in San Diego, Calif. whole day,” Wright said of the diminutive superhero. “In fact, he was here to spy on the ‘Pacific

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new family in favour of old one Dear Annie: My fiseling, with or withance, “Clyde,� and I out him, and decide have been together what your next step for three years. We is. have a great relaDear Annie: For tionship. We have most of her adult lived together for two life, my older, unyears, and my 5-yearmarried sister was old considers him a successful execu“Dad.� tive. Several years Clyde is divorced ago, she contentedly and has two daughretired. At the age ters, 16 and 18. His of 68, however, she MITCHELL marriage was deis forgetting words structive and abu& SUGAR here and there sive, yet he still goes and seems a little to his ex-wife’s house hazy about some three times a week to past events. There see his 16-year-old. is no history of Alzheimer’s in Clyde and I have only one day my family, but I am afraid she together as a family with my might be developing dementia. son. She is aware of this memory isHis kids want nothing to do sue, and it frustrates her. She with me, so they won’t come to always has prided herself on our place. I’ve missed out on her intelligence and compeseveral family events because tence. his kids didn’t want me there. I I don’t want to insult her, and have asked Clyde repeatedly to I’m scared to discuss this bestop splitting his life in two. cause she gets her hackles up. His kids will make no effort My parents lived into their 90s to know me if he doesn’t insist on it. They are old enough to and never had these memory understand that they should re- issues. I think she needs to see spect our situation even if they a doctor. What do you recomdon’t like it. And they would mend? — Concerned Dear Concerned: Being unbenefit from seeing their father able to come up with the right in a healthy relationship. The ex-wife continues to be word at the moment and forgetcontrolling and nasty. She con- ting some past events are not stantly asks Clyde for favors and unusual and do not indicate desays negative things about me to mentia, but they could indicate him and his kids. He doesn’t un- stress, poor diet, lack of sleep, derstand why I have a problem too much going on or too little with this or why I feel like my mental stimulation. Here’s a good gauge that son and I take a back seat to his past. I have discussed seeing a we’ve always liked: If you forget where the keys are, it’s normal. counselor, but he’s resistant. I expect Clyde to be there for If you forget what the keys are his kids, but why can’t he cut the for, it’s not. Your sister is aware strings with his ex? I have been of the problem and is capable loving, understanding, support- of seeing a doctor on her own. ive and patient, but I feel that If you notice that her lapses are he’s taking advantage because getting substantially worse or it’s easier to disappoint me than are diminishing her ability to to stand up to his ex. function, then you should urge I make him a priority, and in her to discuss it with a medical return, he gives me the scraps. professional. — Becoming Resentful Annie’s Mailbox is written by Dear Resentful: Clyde doesn’t Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugwant to risk losing the affec- ar, longtime editors of the Ann tion of his daughters, which is Landers column. Please email why he is easily manipulated by your questions to anniesmailbox@ them and also by their mother. comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s But you are right that they will Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, not respect your relationship if 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, he doesn’t insist on it. Get coun- CA 90254.

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Monday, July 16 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Corey Feldman, 41; Barry Sanders, 44; Will Ferrell, 45 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Retrograde planets indicate a time when they’re turning their energies inwards. With four planets and Chiron now moving backwards, we are being asked to let the twists occurring now lead us to a personal redefinition. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: You sense an emotional desire for stability. While you might sense you have the blessing of NADIYA constancy, a part of you still SHAH yearns for a move towards a big dream. Be patient and you’ll certainly make consequential gains. It will be a great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): A conversation with or about a partner, past or present, helps you understand how you’re better as a result of your experience with him or her. Making a connection between experience and learning lets you see the wisdom in all your life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You might be tempted to slack off, but be mindful of those dependent on your effort. While it might work for you to put off an

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assignment for another day, there is someone relying on your efficiency. Keep promises to yourself and others. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): While you may have the optimistic urge of pleasure seeking, you can also grasp your goals for the larger picture of your life. Even though your hopes may not line up with your financial reality today, a plan will get you to your goals. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Having the right toys isn’t always necessary, but can make a task more fun. You’re in the midst of a learning curve with an item that is proving tougher than you anticipated. What you uncover in the midst of an experiment will provide a streamlined approach to routines. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You summon an eloquence of your most ardent view, surprising yourself most. When you bring together passion and intellect, you have the ability to stir the minds of others. Use this power responsibly. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): When you know you’ve won, there’s no need to be boisterous and bawdy. It’s obvious and pronounced in its own way. A victory now needs to be downplayed, but is revealed in your walk and expansion. Calm confidence is well earned. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You’ve shown remarkable dedication and maturity these last few years. Now, as Saturn eases through the last few weeks in your sign, you’re slowly coming to an understanding of all you’ve gained by walking the straight and narrow. The benefits are clear now. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): All of us are granted a certain amount of agency and independence. How-

ever, there are times when we’d prefer not to have quite so much, and would like a helping hand or a caring ear. You might feel isolated, but truly are not. Camaraderie is yours for the asking. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There’s usually a specific temperament that feels just right. This can be based on personal associations to upbringing, but regardless of the underlying motivations, a preference is clear. You walk into the right environment. You’ll know it by the instant feeling of home. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Some might prefer their comedies satirical, bawdy, insightful, physical or filled with double entendre. Despite the varying tastes, everyone likes to laugh. A comedy speaks to the heart of a delicate situation now. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ve wanted to have that talk about partnership, whether it’s with your sweetheart or with a friend helping you understand what you want. The right words have felt difficult to state. Know that this is all part of an ongoing conversation that’s nowhere near over. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Favours come in all sizes. Some are small and courteous. Others are a stronger statement. Still others might seem like slights, but are actually just kindness in disguise. Someone’s looking out for you, but can’t show it. An abrupt response is his or her way of expressing it. Nadiya Shah is a consulting astrologer, syndicated sun sign columnist and holds a master’s degree in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination, from the University of Kent, U.K. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

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Fax resume to * B-Pressure Welders E-mail resume’s to 403-885-5764 or email: * Pipefitters ken.webster@altagas.ca contact@blackfaldsdentistry.ca * Experienced Pipeline or fax 403-347-0855 WE ARE SEEKING RED DEER Orthodontics Equipment Operators MOTIVATED HARD is seeking a * Experienced oilfield WORKING PERSONNEL labourers F/T RDA TO PROVIDE QUALITY with or w/o ortho module. * Industrial Painters SERVICE TO THE * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Exciting changes OIL & GAS INDUSTRIES Operator with Class 1 approaching and we are SAVANNA Well Servicing H2S Alive ( Enform), looking for friendly, The following positions is seeking enthusiastic St. John (Red Cross) motivated, energetic team are available individuals to join our standard first aid) & players! Please forward growing company. The in-house drug and alcohol resumes to: * BED TRUCK following opportunities are tests are required. resumes@yes-inc.ca available in Alberta and DRIVERS Please submit resume to Saskatchewan as well as WA N T E D R D A I I M o n . hr@alstaroc.com or * SWAMPERS long term local work. Thurs. for General dental Fax to 780-865-5829 * PICKER OPERATOR practise in Rimbey. PreviRIG MANAGERS Quote job #61953 * WINCH TRACTOR ous exp. preferred. Please on resume DRILLERS fax resume to 403-843-2607 DRIVERS DERRICKHANDS * MECHANIC WANTED: FLOORHANDS Sterilization Technician for Rimbey Dental Care. Please submit your Must be meticulous & work `Come join our growing resume, current driver’s well in a team setting. abstract (5 year) and family Starting wage $12-$15/hr current safety certificates. make the connection` NOW ACCEPTING depending on exp. Competitive wages Resumes for: Please fax resume to with benefit and salary Savanna offers competitive DRIVERS/HELPERS, 403-843-2607 options available. rates and a comprehensive w/Class 1 or 3. benefits package W e a r e l o o k i n g f o r a Must have drivers abstract. Email: effective on your first day Dental Manager. This is a Looking for scornell@completeenergy.ca of work. fulltime position in Red SNUBBING OPERATOR Fax: 403-887-4750 Submit your resume : Deer for a multi clinic HELPERS office. Must fax resume & driver’s Include Industry certificate We would like to thank all and driver`s license Previous dental and office abstract to: 403-314-5405. those who apply. Only Online: http: //savanna. management experience is Quattro Energy Services qualified candidates will be appone.com a must. contacted for an interview. Email: Must be highly organized, savannacareers@ detail-oriented and great savannaenergy.com time management capaRestaurant/ CALL US: bilities. Have the ability to 780-434-6064 deal with stressful situaHotel tions, and provide work WATER & VAC DRIVER leadership, guidance and needed. All oilfield tickets F/T & P/T COOK, Fri., Sat. motivation to staff. req’d. Call 885-4373 or fax Sun. and holidays. Sylvan If your organized, efficient Lake. 403-396-5031 resume 403-885-4374 and personable, then this may be the opportunity for you. Oilfield Please forward resume to debms@shaw.ca BONUS INCENTIVE PROGRAM, BENEFITS!! FLINT TUBULAR MANAGEMENT SERVICES requires Shop & Yard Laborers. $16/hr. to start Apply w/resume to: 4115 39139 HWY 2A (Blindman Industrial Park)

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LOOKING FOR SOMEONE to bale 2 quarters between Rocky & Caroline. 60/40 Split. 403-845-3501 or 844-1954

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ARAMARK at (Dow Prentiss Plant) about 20-25 minutes out of Red Deer needs hardworking, reliable, honest person w/drivers license, to work 40/hrs. per week w/some weekends, daytime hrs. Starting wage $13/hr. Fax resume w/ref’s to 403-885-7006 Attn: Val Black Start your career! See Help Wanted

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A RED DEER BASED Pressure Testing Company req’s. Operators for testing BOP’s throughout AB. Only those with Drilling rig exp. need apply. Fax resume & driver’s abstract to: 403-341-6213 or email mikeoapt@gmail.com Only those selected for interview will be contacted. DEX Production Testing req’s exp. day night supervisors & assistants. Competitive wage & benefit pkg. Email resume to: office@ dexproduction.com or fax 403-864-8284 HAULIN’ ACID INC. Is currently seeking exp. Class 1 Drivers. We offer competitive wages, benefits & on-site training. Requirements: current oilfield certificates, oilfield driving exp., class 1 drivers license, clean drivers abstract. Fax resume to 403-314-9724 or call Dean 403-391-8004

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F/T Housekeeping and F/T servers with experience in serving seniors. Must be flexible, work within a team environment, take initiative and work without supervision. Must be available to work weekend. We offer a competitive salary. Fax: 403-341-5613 Attention: ARAMARK e-mail: margery_becker@ aramark.ca SUBWAY RESTAURANT Innisfail, AB needs F/T Food Counter Attendant. Must be Mature and willing to work any shift. $11.00/hr. Fax resume to 403-227-6176 or email d_merkley@telus.net THE BIG MOO in Sylvan Lake is looking for ICE CREAM SERVERS. F/T or P/T positions avail. $10/hr. Contact Stephanie at 403-887-5533. THE Ranch House Restaurant & Bar req’s exp. f/t and/or p/t bartender. Phone David 403-358-4100 for interview appt. or email resume to quantumgroup@shaw.ca White Goose Stettler Kitchen helper Full Time, Salary: $11.50 Hourly for 40 hours per week Location: Stettler, Alberta Apply In Person

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Alberta Sport & Import Ltd. require an experienced sales consultant. Knowledge of high end vehicles and finance would be an asset. We offer Company Benefits and flexible work schedule. Apply in person to 7620 Gaetz Ave. or fax your resume to 403-347-9551, email to rjacobson@ albertasportandimport.com PREMIER Spa Boutique is seeking Retail Sales Supervisor for our Parkland Mall location, Red Deer. $16.00/hr. Email resume premierjobrd1@gmail.com Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE TECHNICIANS (Hyundai Master Technician Required) Two full time, permanent positions in Red Deer, AB From $29.75/hr to $33.00/hr Vehicle maintenance service, replace, fix, adjust systems and components, steering, brakes, suspension, transmission, electronics, electrical, engines and accessories. Apply in person with resume and Hyundai certification to: Dave @

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403-350-3000 APEX OILFIELD SERVICES IS HIRING! Looking for a Journeyman or Apprenticing Welder in Red Deer. Experience required. Call 403-314-4748 or email hr@apexoil.ca to apply.

ATTENTION: Journeyman Plumber Well established Heating, Refrigeration & Plumbing Company of 51 years, has a full time position available for journeyman plumber (mainly service). We are offering top wages, job security, vacation/ holiday pay, health & dental packages, paid training & a safe & enjoyable place to work. If you would to join our team of top technicians please fax your resume to 403-347-5530 or email Mcmullens@mcmullens.ca Attn: Glen Ewen. EXPERIENCED Concrete Cribbers Required. Please call Ryan for details. 403-845 6332

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kbecker@ cathedralenergyservices.com website: www. cathedralenergyservices. com Your application will be kept strictly confidential. SUREPOINT GROUP Provides a complete range of services to the upstream oil and gas industry. Our RED DEER Location is looking for Instrument Technicians and Electricians of all Apprentice Levels! We offer: - Competitive wages - Comprehensive Group Benefits - Outstanding Safety Program. It is our job to ensure we all go home SAFE EVERY DAY Please forward resumes to careers@surepoint.ca or FAX: (780) 830-5115. Visit our website: www. surepoint.ca Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! QUINN PUMPS CANADA Ltd. Is looking for a Pump Technician in their Red Deer location. Apply within with resume 6788-65 Ave. Red Deer. No prior experience is necessary

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Well established Heating, Refrigeration & Plumbing Company of 51 years, has 3rd & 4th year a full time position available for first or second Apprentices year sheet metal workers. or Journeyman / We are offering top wages, Heavy Duty Mechanics j o b s e c u r i t y, v a c a t i o n / with Ag experience. holiday pay, health & dental We offer year round packages, paid training employment, exemplary and a safe & enjoyable benefits package, place to work. If you would competitive pay scale and to join our team of top continuous professional technicians please fax your training in a positive, resume to: 403-347-5530 friendly team oriented or email work environment. Mcmullens@mcmullens.ca If you have a great attitude Attn: Dennis Shannon and integrity, Future Ag Inc is offering you an exciting CASE IH career opportunity. EQUIPMENT DEALER IN STETTLER To apply, is now accepting forward your resume to: applications for Future Ag Inc. 3rd and 4th year Attn: Barry Groves Apprentices or Box 489 Journeyman / Red Deer, AB T4N 5G1 Fax to (403) 342-0396 Heavy Duty Mechanics Email: barryg@futureag.ca with Ag experience. We offer year round GEN-X MACHINING INC employment, exemplary requires Journeyman/3rd benefits package, or 4th year machinist. competitive pay scale and CNC experience preferred continuous professional but not required. training in a positive, Top Wages. friendly team oriented work Please submit resumes to: environment. If you have a gen-xmachining@telus.net great attitude and integrity, or fax 403-314-2100 Future Ag Inc is offering you an exciting JOIN THE BLUE career opportunity. GRASS TEAM! BLUE GRASS SOD To apply, FARMS LTD is seeking forward your resume to: F/T heavy duty journeyFuture Ag Inc. man mechanic with Attn: Markus Stadelmann experience in managing Box 1510 people, parts and equipStettler, AB T0C 2L0 ment. Benefits. $31-$40/hr. Fax to (403) 742-5626 bluesod@xplornet.com or Email to fax to 403-342-7488 markuss@futureag.ca EXPERIENCED repair person or HD Mechanic to work in Clive area shop. Exp. working on highway tractors and trailers, Class 3 an asset. We offer an 8:30-5 work day. All tools supplied. Health and dental benefits. Fax resume to 1-855-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 F/T PAINTERS REQ’D Painting exp. necessary. Must have vehicle. Must be task orientated, self motivated & reliable. Recognized as a top safety award winning company. Phone 403-596-1829 EXP’’D drywall tradesmen & laborers req’d, Phone 403-348-8640

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LACOMBE BASED BUSINESS Seeking Shop Hand For fabrication & mechanical shop. Individual with direct experience in welding, fabrication, and power tools needed. Must be reliable, punctual and have a valid drivers licence. Applicants with a Class 1 Drivers Licence preferred. Please fax resume including two references to: 403-342-7447 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

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LOOKING for a Journeyman Welder with fabrication exp. Brake and Shear knowledge an asset. Only faxed resumes accepted. Fax 403-343-3548 SCOTTS STEEL FAB R.D.

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has an opening for a JOURNEYMAN LIGHT DUTY MECHANIC Preference will be given to those w/alignment exp. Great pay, profit share and full benefits. Bring your resume to: 5139 - 50 Street, Innisfail

PASQUALE MANCUSO CONSTRUCTION PARTNERSHIP (48 Years Of Service) Seeks individuals for civil concrete work in the construction of oil and gas facilities.

SAFETY & QC MANAGER Apply online at pmcl2000.com or fax resume to 403-342-1549

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Immediate Opportunity. This position is responsible for ABSA drawings and shop layout drawings for truck mounted vacuum systems using Autodesk Inventor. Production Bonuses Comp. wages & benefits. Long term employment Please email resume to hr@rebelvac.ca or fax to: 403-314-2249 SABLE ELECTRICAL SERVICES LTD. is looking for 3rd or 4th yr & Journeyman Electricians. Benefits, competitive rates. Fax resume 403-342-2133 or call 403-358-4640 SIDING INSTALLERS needed immediately. We offer competitive rates & a fantastic benefit package. If you have siding installing experience & your own reliable transportation, please call Darcy at 403-391-6293. Tools are an asset but not necessarily a requirement.

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Residential exp. only Competitive wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-314-5599 WELDERS, MILLWRIGHT or Millwright Welder Apprentices to work in the Ag. Industry. Must be willing to travel Ab. & Sask. Email to tracous@yahoo.com

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WESTERN PAINTING is looking for exp. commercial/residential painters. Call 403-342-1514

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BUSY CENTRAL AB company req’s exp’d. Class 1 drivers to pull decks. Assigned truck, exc. wages and benefits pkg. Paid extras. Family orientated. Resume and abstract fax to 403-784-2330 or call 1-877-787-2501 Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm

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OWNER OPERATORS in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558

FOR recycling company in Central Alberta. Must be able to work independently and enjoy sales. Class 3 license needed. Call 403-635-4123 or fax 403-329-1585 or email tdtren@telus.net

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CLASS 1 and 3 drivers req’d for road construction. Water truck and truck and pup exp. preferred. Living allowance incld. Fax 403-309-0489

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UPS is now hiring for Part time Early Morning WAREHOUSE AND FULL TIME DRIVING. Applicants must be physically fit and be able to lift up to 70 lbs. P/T Warehouse, Mon. to Fri. 15 - 20 hrs/wk. Driving Mon. to Fri, 10 to 12 hours per day. Alberta Class 5 license, clean abstract. This is fast paced, physically demanding environment. All candidates are subject to criminal record checks. Apply by online @ www.upsjobs.com or fax resume to: 403-648-3312

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Blue Grass Sod Farm is in CENT AB CHILD SAFETY Franchise for sale. <40K need of Class 1 and/or 3 403-638-8635 driver. Min. 1 yr. driving exp. and clean drivers abstract are necessary. Misc. Please fax resume and abstract to 403-342-7488 Help or email to margaret. ADULT siudem@bg-rd.com UPGRADING CLASS 3 WATER HAULER Alberta Government needed. Only those with Funded Programs Drilling Rig Water Hauling Student Funding Available! experience need apply. Need H2S & First Aid tickets.TOP WAGES PAID * GED Preparation Fax clean drivers abstract * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation and resume between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm to: * Women in the Trades 403-746-3523 or call Academic Express 403-304-7179 Adult Education & Training DRIVERS & SWAMPERS 340-1930 for furniture moving company, class 5 required www.academicexpress.ca (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 ADULT & YOUTH Red Deer. 403-347-8841 CARRIERS Employment Opportunity. NEEDED * Class 3 license a must. for delivery of *Class 1 preferred * Picker experience a plus Flyers Distribute precast concrete Red Deer Express in central AB area, & Red Deer Fax resume with clean Life Sunday in driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract to: 886-4853 or drop off resume at: MORRISROE 930 Fleming Ave. Penhold. Inquiries MOUNTVIEW 403-588-6505. Gary LOCAL ACID Transport Call Karen company looking for expdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; F/T Class 1 truck driver. for more info Top wages and exc. 403-314-4317 benefit pkg., Fax resume and driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract to 403-346-3766

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ADULT CARRIERS REQUIRED for Early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate in Sylvan Lake for details

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This is full time position and only experience Industrial Spray Painter need apply. Preference will be given to those who have previous industrial spray painting experience and to those who take pride in their work and generate high quality workmanship. Some weekend work required. Full company benefits are available as well as a wage that compliments experience. Please reply to this ad by fax or email, including references:

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ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in WEST PARK 77 Advocate $400/mo. $4800/yr

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DENTAL TECHNICIAN In Red Deer, AB. F/T, $21/hr, must have dental technician college training & certification. Fax 403-347-8881 peacedental@yahoo.ca

DENTOOMâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GREENHOUSES Greenhouse laborers, F/T. Wage $10/hr. Must be willing to work Mon. to Sat. 48+ hrs./wk. Apply by email at sales@dentooms.com or fax 403-309-7701

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ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Stettler

Must have a reliable vehicle . Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

CARRIER RECRUITER The candidate would be responsible for the recruitment of carriers for delivery of Advocate, EMC and Central Alberta Life routes by various methods incorporated by the Circulation Deparment. This would include telephone calls, distribution of recruitment flyers, posters, networking , group presentations, advertising, use of social media, along with various other methods. The position would require interviewing, screeing and signing up carriers for delivery, along with cold calling. The candidate should have an outgoing personailty, along with the ability to multi task.This should be complimented with excellent written and oral presentaion skills. The position requires very good organizational skills, the ability to work independently and in a group setting. For this position you must have good comptuer skills, a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license with good driving record. A company car is available during working hours. The candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check. The hours for this position would be Monday to Friday 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Starting at 30 hours a week and may lead to full time. Apply to: HUMAN RESOURCES Red Deer Advocate Fax: 403-341-4772 or careers@reddeer advocate.com We thank all applicants; however, only those selected will be contacted.

Needs a Drivers licence, some heavy & light lifting, friendly, personnel. Monday-Friday, with some Saturdays, exc. wages & benefits. Fax to: 403-309-3000. Drop off: #9 - 7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 2 positions $14.90/hr. F/T Food Service Supervisor 1 position $13.00/hr. F/T Food counter attendants 2 positions $10.70/hr. 1105903 AB Ltd. o/a Eckville Gas & Snacks, 5008 - 48 St. Eckville, AB T0M 0X0 F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 1 position $14.90/hr. F/T Food Service Supervisor 1 position $13.20/hr. F/T Food counter attendant 2 positions $11.50/hr 1105903 AB LTD. o/a Alhambra corner Hwy.11 R R 54 AB TOM OCO F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 1 position $14.90/hr. F/T food service supervisor, 1 position $13.20/hr. F/T food counter attendants 2 positions $11.50/hr 1373883 AB Ltd. o/a Caroline Gas & Snacks. #1 4903 50 Ave. Caroline AB T0M 0M0 Please send resumes by e-mail, mail, fax or in person Fax: 403-746-3229 shinbukap@hanmail.net or mail to Box 506 Eckville T0M 0X0 until July 31, 2012 F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: satjobs@shaw.ca

CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life twice weekly in Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler

* Great customer service * Must have a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license * Clean drivers abstract * Ability to work unsupervised * Ability to work with others * Lumber experience an asset but not a requirement * Physically demanding * High pace * Must be able to work weekends Please forward resumes Attention Manager to fax # 403-887-3625 Or email to: resumes@ lakesiderona.com Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. F/T employment. Carpentry or flooring installation exp. is an asset (carpet, tile, lino & hardwood) but not necessary. Must be neat, clean, professional, friendly, works well with others or alone. Drivers License reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Exc. wages, benefits & great working environment. Please fax rĂŠsumĂŠ to 403-309-3000 or drop off at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB

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GENERAL LABORER Competitive wages and benefits package. E-mail resume: info@prolineinc.ca

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail. Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com NOMADâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SURF nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; SNOW SHOP in Sylvan Lake, needs F/T and P/T clothing sales person. Starting wage $11/hr. Call Steph at 403-887-3119

Personal Assistant

Central Alberta Tile One is looking for a Personal Assistant.The office is very busy and the ideal person would need to be able to multi task while handling a number of different projects. Team oriented, effective verbal and listening skill, proficient computer skills (MS Office) email: Shannon@catile1.com or drop off resume at #9 7619 50 Ave Red Deer. Real Enterprises Ltd NOW HIRING Exp Landscape Foremen/ Labourers Benefits - Bonuses Must have valid drivers license Also Hiring: -PT Mechanic (Semi Retired Welcome) -Carpenterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Helper Fax or email resumes: Fax 403-314-2214 Email realltd@telus.net www.reddeerlandscaping.net

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For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop. Knowledge of ASME code bolt up, basic instrumentation and a commitment to excellence are prerequisites. Competitive wages with benefit packages available. Interested candidates please send rĂŠsumĂŠ to admin@westcanfab.ca Of fax to 403-775-4014

Symphony Senior Living Inglewood

Very busy Red Deer Flooring Company is seeking Interior designer (male or female). Must have an eye for design and professional attitude. Commercial & Residential Estimating: Floor & Wall Tile, Hardwood, Laminate and Carpet. Wages are negotiable based on experience & benefits avail. Fax 403-309-3000

Are you retired or semi -retired and have administrative experience? Do you enjoy working with seniors, are compassionate and caring? Then this is the position for you! Symphony Senior Living Inglewood is looking for a casual/PT receptionist who is professional in work ethic and appearance, with an outgoing positive attitude. You must have extensive computer experience with Microsoft word, Outlook and Excel, and be able to multitask. Reception is very important to our business, and you will play a major role within the team. Thank you in advance for your application however only applicants with experience will be considered and contacted for this position. Please drop off your resume to #10 Inglewood Dr. or email to Lynda Meek Assistant General Manager email: agmiw@ symphonyseniorliving.com

LOOKING for laborers and flaggers for road construction. Fax 403-309-0489

TOP WAGES, BENEFITS, Expâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Drivers & Swampers required. MAPLE LEAF MOVING Call 403-347-8826 or fax resume to: 403-314-1457.

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FAST PACED PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FIRM

HOSE HEADQUARTERS requires a F/T Shop Technician. General shop duties, shipping and receiving. Training avail. plus benefits package. For appointments, call Andrew at 403-340-3908 or Fax resume to 403-340-3928.

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F/T YARD LABORER

is looking for the right people to show suites, conduct home inspections plus more. Never the same day twice. If you are an energetic, strong team player with a reliable vehicle and can work on your own, this could be for you. Full Time, wage & bonus. Please email to: info@hpman.ca

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INDUSTRIAL SPRAY PAINTER

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Earn $500.mo. for 1--1/2 hrs. per day 6 days a week.

Please call Debbie

Further experience in Lounge, Convenience Store & Gas Bar is an asset.

â&#x20AC;˘ Very Competitive Wages â&#x20AC;˘ Advancement Opportunities With medical Benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Paid training â&#x20AC;˘ Paid Breaks Apply in person at West Side Gasoline Alley or send resume to: Email:kfcjobsrd@yahoo.ca or Fax: (403) 341-3820

Vacuum & Water Truck operators reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. to start immed. CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376 hartwell@telus.net

www.badgerinc.com

Minimum 3 years Full Service Restaurant experience as a General Manager is required.

Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Largest Full Service Family Restaurant Chain - Since 1960

EXPERIENCED

CLASS 1 DRIVING INSTRUCTOR

Position Available for completely redeveloped Smittyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant, Lounge, Convenience Store, New Husky Gas Bar and Car Wash on Gasoline Alley in Red Deer, A.B.

SMITTYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CANADA LIMITED #600 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 501, 18th Ave SW Calgary, AB T2S 0C7 (403) 229-3838 Fax (403) 229-3899 Email: sfee@smittys.ca www.smittys.ca

860

Truckers/ Drivers

F.T. WAREHOUSE

STUCCO LABOURERS needed Immed. Expâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d but will train. Drivers License prefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Call 403-588-5306

Further Smittyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Franchise rights to the city of Red Deer are also negotiable.

850

Trades

Employment Training

900

HYPE MARKETING is currently looking for students to join our award winning team. We do marketing for 34 newspapers across Canada and Red Deer is the Number 1 team! Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why..... Work 3-7 days a week you choose the days! Hours are from 4:30 - 9:30 pm.

Earn extra money with daily cash bonuses! Get paid weekly! Average earnings are $300 - $600 per week. Candidates must be friendly, outgoing, and very good looking! Just kidding.

246823F8-G31

850

252652G18

ATTENTION: Sheet Metal Apprentice

Trades

But seriously you need to self motivated and have a positive attitude. Sales experience isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessary as training will be provided. If you thank you got what it takes, call now to set up an appt..

Richard Schnurr 587-894-1199

253007G26

850

Trades


RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, July 16, 2012 D3

Health & Beauty

1700

Misc. for Sale

1760

CHI PRO mini Set NEW, incl. Flat iron, Hair dryer, Travel bag & 4- 2oz. Products, $75. 403-309-0411

Symphony Senior Living Inglewood req’s part time/full time Maintenance Assistant Building operator exp. preferred along with pool maintenance exp. and certification. The ideal candidate will also be mechanically inclined and be able to handle all aspects of building maintenance including painting and drywall repair. Please reply to D. Booth #10 Inglewood Drive or fax to 346-1109 or email bsciw@ symphonyseniorliving.comon or before May 22, 2012. Thank you for your interest and only short listed candidates will be contacted. WORKERS NEEDED TO WORK BOOTH AT WESTERNER FAIR July 18th - 23 Wage: $12+ Check out: www.wobblywaterballs.com 604-803-9516

920

Career Planning

RED DEER WORKS Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE www.lokken.com/rdw.html Call: 403-348-8561 Email inford@lokken.com Career Programs are

FREE

for all Albertans

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stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990

1530

Auctions

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers

Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

1610

Event Tickets

PRIME pr. of UFC 149 tickets, S, Flr. Row 9 seats are side by side. Face Value $1400.00. 403-346-8243

1630

EquipmentHeavy

TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.

1650

Farmers' Market

ALBERTA Spring lamb, cut and wrapped by the piece, 1/2 or whole carcass. Come see our 100 mile radius store. Brown Eggs and Lamb 403-782-4095

1660

Firewood

AFFORDABLE

Homestead Firewood Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. Pickup or Del. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472

FIREWOOD. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 birchfirewoodsales.com FREE firewood to be moved 403-346-0674

1680

Garden Supplies

LANDSCAPING mulch, $10.00 yard. Phone 403-3413800 weekdays or 403-343-6182 eves. & wknds.

MOVING SALE: Maple colored computer desk 31 1/4”W X 23 1/2” D w/attached monitor stand, pull out key board holder, bottom storage for hard drive or other storage $15. Household Set of small Computer Appliances speakers that plug into computer or TV $15. One queen size feather bed 9 CUBIC FOOT cover for mattress - never DEEP FREEZE. $50. used $40 and two twin size Working cond. feather bed covers slightly SOLD used $20 each. APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. These are all pick up only (403) 358-3073 or warr. Riverside Appliances rjmarq@telus.net 403-342-1042 SENIOR DOWNSIZING COIN Operated Inglis washer & dryer, $350. ea.; heavy stainless pot. $12. 2 brass candle holders, 403-348-1262 $4.50 ea.; (1) old figurine DISHWASHER, Bosch lamp, $20.; (1) old fruit stainless steel $150. bowl, $12.; new tea pot 403-348-1262 with cover $10.; old divided vegetable dish, $9.50; old KENMORE HD washer candy dish $4.50; 6 Cor$75 403-340-2727 relle plates $2. ea.; 6 small WASHER & dryer, $75. ea. Corelle plates, $1. ea; 2 403-3481262 old platters, (1) $12, (1) $15; green Tupperware vegetable storer, $5; 6 Household steak knives $4.; water & Furnishings liquor glasses (10) $0.25 ea.; 1 Ukrainian plate with girl & bun figurine, $10; BED ALL NEW, Queen Orthopedic, dble. Ukrainian plate picture of pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Easter Eggs, $10; glass Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. serving bowl, $3.; glass gravy boat & tray $4.; 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick dress cutting board, $2.; orthopedic pillowtop, brand Singer electric hand blendnew, never used. 15 yr. er, $15. 403-346-2231 warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice SET of Ram golf clubs and @ $545. 403-302-0582. cart $100; Dynateck mtn. Free standing display unit, bike w/helmut lock and chain $75; GE microwave 96” w, center part is $20 403-343-2719 32”w x 44”h x 22”d. Has several shelves on STYLING CHAIR both sides. $200. FOR SALE. $100. 403-314-2026 403-347-3010 GLIDER ROCKER $45 SUN SHELTER, 8 x 10 403-755-3556 with 4 fancy steel structure IKEA entertainment unit posts, canvas top. $50; seaside villa picture $50. obo 403-309-1838 42” x 31 1/2”; rustic stairway with plants picture 44” WEAREVER sauce pans, (3). $50. set; Dutch Oven x 36” $50 ea.; wedding $30.; 2 Plates, Norman card chest Rockwell, The Story Teller, $20 403-309-4133 $20, The Resurrection, KITCHEN items, dishes, pots & pans, mugs, candle $20. 30” Pullman suitcase, black. New! $50. Baby holders, assorted items monitor, like new, $30. $25 403-343-6253 403-346-7991 RECLINER WINE & BEER MAKING $50 obo. 403-986-2849 EQUIPMENT. Aprx. $600 ROCKING slider w/stool value. Everything needed $100; desk and chair, nev- f r o m s t a r t t o f i n i s h f o r e r u s e d $ 8 0 ; t e a s e t $200. 403-343-6253 $20 403-340-0675

1710

1720

WANTED

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Misc. for Sale

1760

8 Track tape holder, holds 18, $5. Antique pickle crock, no lid $10. Decorative flower vase, $12. 3 lamp shades, 2 beige, 1 pink, aprx. $7” high $5/ea. No stick fry pan & spatula $9. Copper bottom stainless steel pot, 2 qt, $5. Xmas snack tray, ceramic, 13” diameter, 5 dividers, $7. 8 white ceramic napkin holders, $8. Metal wine rack, holds 6 bottles, $9. Metal record holder, 17 3/4” l x 6” h, $8. 2 clear glass jars, each has 3 decorative eggs $8/ea. Cooler/warmer c/w ac power adapter, $80. Fondu set w/6 forks - new, $15. 403-314-2026 DEHUMIDIFIER Kenmore, capacity 18L per 24 hrs. $30. 403-347-4366 Double Halogen light stand, $50. Brand new, in box, 1500 lb 12V winch, $50. 403-887-4981 DRESSER & CHESTER DRAWER: 6 drawer dresser with centre double doors - mirror not included. Chester drawer have double doors with 3 shelves plus 2 bottom pull out drawers. These are finsihed oak medium color. $199 for set. Pick up only. (403)358-3073 or rjmarq@telus.net LAWNMOWER, manual push mower, $40; rubberized canvas hunting bag, $50. Electric lawn mower, $40., Church Pew, 4’ wide, $50. 403-342-1752 ST. EUGENE Golf Passes two green fees & cart. Good any time 2012. $150. 403-346-0093

Cats

1830

6 BEAUTIFUL KITTENS TO GIVE AWAY. 403-343-2522 BEAUTIFUL kittens to give away to loving home 403-782-3130 BURMAN kitten for sale. $75 obo. 403-887-3649 TWO FREE Gray Kittens. Males. 10 min. North of Sylvan Lake. 403-748-2748

Dogs

1840

F1 B GOLDEN DOODLES, ready now, health guaranteed, shots, vet checked, $900 delivered, www.furfettishfarm.ca or call 306-792-2113 403- 919-1370 GERMAN Shepherd P.B. pups. Ready to go! 587-377-3388 GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, 2 F, 2 M. Ready to go, 1st. shots. Vet checked. Born May 13. 403-773-2240 or 304-5104 P.B. JACK RUSSELL puppies. $350. 403-896-9998 or 348-1810

Sporting Goods

1860

RH golf clubs, c/w bag and handcart, $45, 403-347-5749 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

Travel Packages

1900

TRAVEL ALBERTA Alberta offers SOMETHING for everyone. Make your travel plans now.

3060

Suites

1 & 2 BDRM. APTS.

AGRICULTURAL

CLASSIFICATIONS 2000-2290

2140

Horses

WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912

2190

Grain, Feed Hay

110 ACRES standing hay NW 26.38.27 East of Red Deer 403-343-7135

Clean, quiet bldg. Call 318-0901.

1 BDRM 4616-44st, upper suite w/balcony for over 40 n/s, quiet-living individual. No pets, no noise, heat & water incl., Aug. 1. $680/mo, s.d. $650. 403-341-4627. 1 BDRM. furn. bsmt. suite, single, working person, N/S. $850/mo. utils. incl. 403-341-6224 1 BDRM. with balcony, no kids/pets, $625 rent/s.d., Call 403- 227-1844. 2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, Avail Aug. 1 $850/mo., S.D. $650. Call 403-304-5337

50 ACRES of standing hay, fertilized this spring of 2012, good crop, price negot., 2 miles N of Blackfalds on 2A call Dave. 403-885-4462

2 BDRM. suite with balcony. Incld. most utils. $825 403-314-0209.

LARGE ROUND BALES Suitable for horses. No rain. Only $25/ea. if you can move them. 403-845-3501 or 844-1954

Nicely done 1 bdrm. suite. Perfect for single! ONLY $725 + utils. Sorry no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554 www.hpman.ca

wegot

AFFORDABLE BSMT SUITE!

rentals CLASSIFICATIONS FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

3020

Houses/ Duplexes

CAMPBELL AVE. 3 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 5 appls, Den. †HEARTHSTONE† 403-314-0099† GLENDALE 3 bdrm., good cond. 4 appls., fenced yard, no pets, n/s, 403-318-0136

Condos/ Townhouses

3030

DIXON CRES.

LARGE 3 bdrm townhome. 1.5 baths. 5 appls. Single GARAGE. Deck in fenced yard. Family rm in bsmt. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193 www.hpman.ca GILMORE TOWNHOUSE 3 bdrm., 1.5 bath, 5 appl. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099

Halman Heights

3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, no pets, n/s, rent $1350 SD $1000 avail. July 31. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

IRONSTONE DR.

Large Townhome w/single garage. 4 bdrm. 2.5 baths & 6 appls. Sorry no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554 www.hpman.ca SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca

57 AVE. RIVERSIDE AREA

2 bdrm. 5 appls. For mature adult. ONLY $875 Utilities INCLUDED! Sorry no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193 www.hpman.ca

FURN. EXECUTIVE SUITES

Completely furn. 1, 2, & 3 bdrm. apts, condos, & townhouses. Immed., a/c, cable, internet & phone. Short or long term. No pets. $1495 - $2995/mo. 403-347-7791

3150

Garage Space

60’ x 32’ heated, 2 doors 12’ x 12’ $1700/mo. Sylvan Lake area 780-434-0045

3190

Mobile Lot

wegot

homes

Large 2 bdrm. apt. with balcony. Rent $775. 403-346-5885

4020

Houses For Sale

FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com Mason Martin Homes has

MORRISROE 4 level split, $294,900. 47 Mitchell Ave. Treed lot, across from park, close to schools. 1830 dev. space on 3 levels. 4 bdrms., 1 full bath, 2 - 1/2 baths. 26x22 oversized dbl. att. garage, 12x16 shed in rear of yard, 2 forced air furnaces, pet free, smoke free. 780-458-7581

4090 4130

Cottages/Resort Property

19,900with Intro

$

STUNNING LAKEFRONT HOME IN ALBERTA. Visit: www. centralalbertalakefront.com

399/month lot Rent incl. Cable

Lots For Sale

Lana (403) 550-8777 246653F6-G31

FREE Cable

ACROSS from park, 3 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls. Rent $950/mo. d.d. $650. Avail. Aug. 1, 403-304-5337

wegotservices

FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820

Pinnacle Estates

SYLVAN LAKE big lot, nice location, well priced. 403-896-3553

modular/mobile homes in pet friendly park

849

$

HARLEY VEST WITH EAGLE ON BACK. XXL. BRAND NEW. $125. 403-314-0804

Campers

Motorhomes

1998 ROADTREK 170 Popular class B motorhome. Excellent condition. Fully self contained. 137,150 miles. $16,900. 403 343-7457 1990 FORD Glendale Cutaway Motorhome. 27’ w/460 Ford Chassis. New tires, new canopy, new batteries, solar panel. Well kept. Best offer. Must be seen to be appreciated. 403-845-3299 1987 ROYAL Motorhome 28’, Ford motor. Sleeps 6. Awning, pod, trailer hitch. Good cond. 403-742-3720

5120

Holiday Trailers

2007 TIMBERLODGE

28’, fully loaded, sleeps 9, rarely used, moved only twice, some extras incl. Can be viewed 1/2 km east of Red Deer on Hwy 11 near Balmoral Golf Course. $14,500 obo Phone 403-391-2586

5140

Trailers

18’ CAR Hauler with 9500 lb. super winch, 2’ beaver tail. $5000. 403-704-3714

5150

ATV's

CLASSIFICATIONS

2005 POLARIS 700 ESI Sportsman, c/w blade, jockeybox, ramps. 107 hrs. great cond. $5000. obo. 403-5054822

/month

Lana (403) 550-8777

Antique & Classic Autos

5020

SALE OR TRADE 1926 4 dr. Chev sedan, drive it home, offers? 746-2941

5160

Boats & Marine

14’ ALUMINUM BOAT with 9.9 Mercery Motor, 4 stroke. C.W trailer & canvas boat cover. Best offer. 403-845-3299

To Advertise Your Business or Service Here Snowmobiles

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 Accounting

1010

INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351

Cleaning

1070

Complete Janitorial

www.performancemaint.ca 403-358-9256 QUALITY CLEANING 403-755-7570

Contractors

1100

Black Cat Concrete

Sidewalks, driveways, garages, patios, bsmts. RV pads. Dean 403-505-2542 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980

Contractors

1100

Massage Therapy

1280

SIDING, Soffit, Fascia Prefering non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 302-9210.

Gentle Touch Massage 4919 50 St. New rear entry, lots of parking 403-341-4445

TAPER for hire Phone 403- 391-6733

MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161

You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

Escorts

1165

*LEXUS* 403-392-0891 INDEPENDENT Busty Babe w/My Own Car!

EDEN

587-877-7399 10am- 2am EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages www.eroticasplaymates.net 403-598-3049 ROXY 26 Hot Blonde 403-848-2300

Handyman

1200

HOT STONE, Body Balancing. 403-352-8269

VII MASSAGE

Feeling blue, under the weather? Come in and let us pamper you. Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave. www.viimassage.biz In/Out Calls to Hotels 403-986-6686

Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666 FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629

COR CONSTRUCTION Services ~Garages ~Decks ~ Fencing ~ Reno’s. IRONMAN Scrap Metal 35 years exp. 403-598-5390 TIRED of waiting? Call Recovery is picking up Renovation Rick, Jack of DALE’S Home Reno’s. all trades. Handier than 9 scrap again! Farm machinFree estimates for all your men. Specializing in mo- ery, vehicles and industrial. reno needs. 755-9622 Serving central Alberta. bile home leveling and cell 506-4301 403-318-4346 winterizing 587-876-4396

Misc. Services

1290

Yard Work / Reno / Tree / Junk Removal 403-396-4777

Moving & Storage

1300

BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315

Painters/ Decorators

1310

LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801.

Seniors’ Services

1372

ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for an honest reliable person to help on small renovations or jobs around your house? Call James 403- 341-0617 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.

HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship, helping you/helping your family. Call 403-346-7777 Low Price Guarantee. www. helpinghandshomesupport.com

TO LIST YOUR WEBSITE CALL 403-309-3300 ASSOCIATIONS

HEALTH & FITNESS

www.centralalbertahomebuilders.com Central AB Home Builders 403-346-5321 www.reddeer.cmha.ab.ca Canadian Mental Health Assoc. www.realcamping.ca LOVE camping and outdoors? www.diabetes.ca Canadian Diabetes Assoc. www.mycommunityinformation.com /cawos/index.html www.reddeerchamber.com Chamber of Commerce 403-347-4491

www.liveyourlifebetter.com Lose weight naturally with Z-Trim

www.greathealth.org Cancer Diabetes DIET 350-9168

PET ADOPTION

www.fantahomes.com 403-343-1083 or 403-588-9788 www.masonmartinhomes.com Mason Martin Homes 403-342-4544 www.truelinehomes.com True Line Homes 403-341-5933 www.jaradcharles.com BUILDER M.L.S www.laebon.com Laebon Homes 403-346-7273 www.albertanewhomes.com Stevenson Homes. Experience the Dream.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES www.ultralife.bulidingonabudjet.com MLM’ers attract new leads for FREE!

CLUBS & GROUPS www.writers-ink.net Club for writers - meets weekly

COMPUTER REPAIR

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

www.air-ristocrat.com Gary 403-302-7167

REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585

REAL ESTATE www.homesreddeer.com Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483

WANTED FREE REMOVAL of unwanted cars and trucks, also wanted to buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629

RENTALS www.homefinders.ca Phone 403-340-3333

www.lonsdalegreen.com Lonsdale Green Apartments

SHOPPING

A Star Makes Your Ad A Winner!

www.fhtmca.com/derekwiens Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS

CALL:

www.radkeoutfitting.com AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971

WEB DESIGN

www.albertacomputerhygiene.com AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523

Design/hosting/email $65/mo.

5200

A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519

www.reddeerspca.com Many Pets to Choose From

affordablewebsitesolution.ca

5190

RED’S AUTO. Free Scrap Vehicle & Metal Removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. 403-396-7519

www.matchingbonus123.usana.com the best...just got better!!

BALLOON RIDES BUILDERS

Auto Wreckers

www.dontforgetyourvitamins.net The greatest vitamins in the world

www.workopolis.com Red Deer Advocate - Job Search

5170

2000 POLARIS XC 600 cc short track, hand warmers, heated helmet attachment, 1200 mi., great shape. $2800. obo 403-505-4822

19166TFD28

classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com

5100

wheels 5000-5300

1000-1430

5090

1994 STARCRAFT Roadstar camper. Fits 1/2 ton. No longer needed. Best offer. Well kept. 403-845-3299

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Starting at

www.lansdowne.ca

CLASSIFICATIONS

4160

5080

2004 HOLIDAIRE 25’ good (Blackfalds) Lots From $83,900 .You build or bring cond., 403-358-5800 your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555 Utility

2 & 3 bedroom

3050

4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

4070

MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Lana 403-550-8777

A MUST SEE!

Renter’s Special

5050

Trucks

Motorcycles

3 LAKE FRONT PROPERTIES: 30 acres (2300 sqft home), $495,000. 37 acres $195,000. & 10 acres $175,000. 10 min from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. See welist.com #47984, #47993, #47994. Call 403-519-6773 brettie@platinum.ca

Manufactured Homes

with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted

www.lansdowne.ca

FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Lana 403-550-8777

216751

1/4 SECTION with mountain view west of Sundre, clear title. Contact 1-902-843-5141 or 902-986-8882 for more info

3040

WESTPARK

Newly Reno’d Mobile

has relocated to

3100 sq. ft. bungalow fully dev. walkout on 69 acres on Hwy. 587. Built in 2010 has bonus room, att. garage, summer kitchen, heated shop 26 x 28, shed 12 x 20, cabin. Exc. family home. Century 21 Advantage Dan Wind 403-341-0294

Farms/ Land

VIBRANT ADULT Community coming soon to Sylvan Lake. Call Lorraine 403-896-3553 www.brightwaterliving.ca

3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1150 SD $1000 avail. July 15. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545

3040

At

www.garymoe.com

PRICE REDUCED!

11/2 blocks west of hospital!

Manufactured Homes

VIEW ALL OUR PRODUCTS

2007 DODGE Laramie 1500 full load, 4 dr $14,900 403-346-9816

Newly Renovated Mobile Home

$

23 ACRES

OF RIVER PROPERTY WEST OF RIMBEY 1440 sq.ft. open concept home. Shop, barn & outbuildings, corrals & fenced. Pride of ownership. Owners retiring. 403-843-6182

Call for more info call 403-342-4544

2 bdrm. adult building, n/s No pets. 403-596-2444

Only

4050

1990 BMW 735i 200,000 kms, RWD, p/w, p/s, a/c, custom wheels w/2 sets of tires $4600 403-340-0438

4000-4190

THE NORDIC

Manufactured Homes

Acreages

1992 CADILLAC V8 good cond. $3000 403-346-6214

CLASSIFICATIONS

LARGE 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

OPPOSITE HOSPITAL

Penhold - 4 bdrm bi-level, fully finished, fenced yd, decks, 24’x26’ heated det. garage, fluorescent lighting, storage shed, RV parking. Near school. Seller related to Realtor. $285,900 Colleen Watson (Associate Broker) Realty Executives Apex (403)443-0509

LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Lana 403-550-8777

5030

Cars

2001 NEON, 4 dr., auto., red, clean. 403-352-6995

LAKE Windermere resort, condos, beach marina, pool & spa, 403-281-3991.

Condos, Red Deer & Olds $450 - $2795/mo. All are no pets, N/S properties, Please call for details 403-347-7791

1 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852

4020

2002 CHRYSLER Intrepid 2.7 L. Very good cond. Low km. Looks like new. $3900 obo. 403-391-0886

3070

Cottage/ Seasonal

8 Brand New Homes Variety of furnished apts. & starting at $179,900

MORRISROE MANOR

Houses For Sale

VERY large 1 BDRM. apartment in Ponoka $750/mo. inclds. all utils. plus laundry facilities. Avail. Aug. 1. 403-993-3441

FURNISHED

Riverfront Estates

Deluxe 3 bdrm. 1 1/2 bath, bi-level townhouse, 5 appls, blinds, large balcony, no pets, n/s, $1150 or $1175 along the river. SD $1000. avail. Aug. 1. 403-304-7576 347-7545

3060

Suites

246655F6-G31

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Syrian conflict declared a civil war BY ALBERT AJI,FRANK JORDANS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s 16-month bloodbath crossed an important symbolic threshold Sunday as the international Red Cross formally declared the conflict a civil war, a status with implications for potential war crimes prosecutions. The Red Cross statement came as United Nations observers gathered new details on what happened in a village where dozens were reported killed in a regime assault. After a second visit to Tremseh on Sunday, the team said Syrian troops went door-todoor in the small farming community, checking residents’ IDs and then killing some and taking others away. According to the U.N., the attack appeared to target army defectors and activists. “Pools of blood and brain matter were observed in a number of homes,” a U.N. statement said. Syria denied U.N. claims that government forces had used heavy weapons such as tanks, artillery and helicopters during the attack Thursday. Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said the violence was not a massacre — as activists and many foreign leaders have alleged — but a military operation targeting armed fighters who had taken control of the village. “What happened wasn’t an attack on civilians,” Makdissi told reporters Sunday in Damascus. He said 37 gunmen and two civilians were killed — a far lower death toll than the one put forward by anti-regime activists, some

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of whom estimated the dead at more than 100. “What has been said about the use of heavy weapons is baseless,” Makdissi added. The U.N. has implicated President Bashar Assad’s forces in the assault. The head of the U.N. observer mission said Friday that monitors stationed near Tremseh saw the army using heavy weaponry and attack helicopters. The fighting was some of the latest in the uprising against Assad, which activists say has killed more than 17,000 people. Violence continued Sunday, with more clashes reported around the capital, Damascus. The bloodshed appeared to be escalating. On Sunday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said it now considers the Syrian conflict a civil war, meaning international humanitarian law applies throughout the country. Also known as the rules of war, humanitarian law grants all parties in a conflict the right to use appropriate force to achieve their aims. The Geneva-based group’s assessment is an important reference for determining how much and what type of force can be used, and it can form the basis for war crimes prosecutions, especially if civilians are attacked or detained enemies are abused or killed. “We are now talking about a non-international armed conflict in the country,” ICRC spokesman Hicham Hassan said. War crimes prosecutions would have been possible even without the Red Cross statement. But Sunday’s pronouncement adds weight to any Mexico City’s international airport. Federal Police regional security chief Luis Cardenas Palomino says suspect Bogard Felipe Lugo de Leon was caught at a Mexico City apartment after police received a tip. Cardenas Palomino says Lugo de Leon confirmed that one of the two officers who opened fire on their colleagues was about to be handcuffed for purportedly trafficking drugs through the terminal. He says the bust was not preplanned, but occurred when one of the rogue officers was caught in the act. Cardenas Palomino said Sunday the other two officers are still at large.

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In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on July 11, black smoke rises from buildings near a mosque from purported forces shelling in Homs, Syria. prosecution argument that Syria is in a state of war — a prerequisite for a war crimes case. Previously, the Red Cross committee had restricted its assessment of the scope of the conflict to the hotspots of Idlib, Homs and Hama. But Hassan said the organization concluded that the violence was widening. “Hostilities have spread to other areas of the country,” Hassan said. “International humanitarian law applies to all areas where hostilities are taking place.” Although the armed uprising in Syria began more than a year ago, the

committee had hesitated to call it a civil war — though others, including United Nations officials, have done so. That is because the rules of war override and to some extent suspend the laws that apply in peacetime, including the universal right to life, right to free speech and right to peaceful assembly. When the Red Cross says something “it’s always very persuasive,” said Louise Doswald-Beck, a professor of international law at the Geneva Graduate Institute. In legal terms, that means a court would be unlikely to decide differently.

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roads were cut off to seven districts, the Kyodo news agency reported, citing local authorities. The Japanese military airlifted food by helicopters to stranded districts. Local officials raised the death toll from the torrential rains in the northern parts of the Kyushu region to 26 and six people remain missing in Kumamoto, Oita and Fukuoka prefectures, Kyodo reported. Most of the victims were in their 70s and 80s. In Yame, a 70-year-old man died after being caught in a landslide, while another man died in Yanagawa, also in Fukuoka, after being retrieved from a car at an irrigation channel floodgate, according to local authorities, Kyodo reported.

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Romney hammered over business record BY STEVEN R. HURST THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The political uproar over Mitt Romney���s history as a businessman opened the campaign week Sunday as key advisers to the Republican candidate and President Barack Obama each hammered away at the issue that is consuming the race for the White House. Romney continues to struggle with charges that he remained in control of Bain Capital, the private equity firm he co-founded and the source of his massive fortune, well beyond when he contends he left the company in 1999 to run the Salt Lake City Olympic Games. What’s more his campaign is encumbered with his failure to explain accounts he maintained overseas — in Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Romney said again in five television interviews on Friday that he had no intention of releasing any more federal income tax returns, a fact that is fueling the Obama campaign’s message that the former governor of Massachusetts has not been transparent about his financial history. Romney has released his 2010 return and a partial estimate for the 2011 tax year. Past presidential candidates have produce far more tax records, dating back to the 1968 run by Romney’s father, George, who set a precedent by releasing 12 years of tax records. The 2012 race for the White House looks to be one of the closest in history and hinges, at this point, on which candidate can convince voters they are best suited to fix the stagnant U.S. economy. The Obama campaign was refusing to let the Bain matter drop, keeping up the drumbeat that companies that Bain invested in sent jobs overseas — the so-called “outsourcing” of jobs needed by Americans at a time of deep economic troubles at home. U.S. unemployment remains at 8.2 per cent and the economy is the top issue for voters who will choose between

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign event at Centreville High School in Clifton, Va., Saturday. Obama and his supporters are in an uproar over Mitt Romney’s history as a businessman. Obama and Romney in 3 ½ months. Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said on CNN that he was not saying that Romney has “done anything illegal.” Instead, he said Romney has “taken advantage of every single conceivable tax shelter and loophole that we can see.” He was trying to moderate remarks by Obama deputy campaign director Stephanie Cutter who said Romney’s having kept his name on company documents filed with the Securities and Exchange commission after 1999 could be a felony crime. “She said,” Axelrod said, “if he was, in fact, not

the chief executive, the president, the sole shareholder, and chairman of the company at the time and that’s what was filed, that would be a felony. She didn’t say he’s a felon.” The issue of when Romney actually left Bain is relevant because of questions raised about the behaviour of the firm is the years after 1999 when the Obama administration contends it shut down some companies resulting in job lossesand engaged in moving jobs overseas to low-wage countries such as China and India. Romney insisted in the Friday television interviews that he was no longer involved with Bain after he left in early 1999 for the job running the Olympics. His surrogates say that Romney’s departure was so sudden and unexpected that he took a leave of absence as Bain chairman, president, chief executive and sole shareholder to allow the company time to reorganize and choose new leadership. That has become important because Bain filings with the SEC carried Romney’s name as holder of those positions well beyond his claimed 1999 departure. “He was not involved in the management. He was not involved in the day-to-day decisions, and wouldn’t have had time,” top Romney adviser Ed Gillespie told CNN. He was explaining the period between 1999 and Romney’s subsequent retroactive retirement about two years later. Romney contends Obama is focused on untruths about his involvement with Bain to distract voters from his failure to guide the U.S. economy to a robust recovery from the 2007-2009 Great Recession. The Obama camp responds that Romney is basing his campaign on the claim that he is the best candidate to handle the economy because of his success as a businessman. It points, they say, to the questions about Romney’s business record and activities. That in turn raises questions about how he would handle policy that helps stop the economic slide of middleclass Americans.

Rebels threaten to treat UN as hostile Building collapse BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KINSHASA, Congo — Rebels in eastern Congo are threatening to view United Nations peacekeepers as hostile forces unless the world body explains its role and refrains from further attacks. The veiled threat came only days after U.N. helicopter gunships on Thursday bombarded several of the M23 rebels’ positions near Rutshuru in North Kivu province. In a letter to the U.N. Security Council, obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday, the rebels allege that civilians were killed in the air raids, without providing a death toll. They say if the Security Council fails to explain the peacekeepers’ “real mandate,” they will assume that it has changed to make the U.N. an active partisan force, which would mean “to tell our forces to set up defences against the U.N. troops, their infrastructure and staffers.” A detailed response is necessary to avoid that the M23 rebels will respond to armed attacks in the same way, “regardless of who is the author” of such an at-

tack, said the letter dated Friday. Congo has the world’s largest peacekeeping force of some 20,000 troops and police. A spokesman for the U.N. mission said he could not comment on the matter because he had not seen the letter. The rebels want to strike an agreement with the Congolese government, but Kinshasa has said it will negotiate only with Rwanda, which is accused of supporting the rebels. Rwanda denies the charges. The U.N. has so far failed to help the Congolese army’s attempts to bring peace to mineral-rich eastern Congo to succeed. More than a dozen local militias and foreign rebel groups terrorize the population there. Congo’s 150,000-strong army is demoralized, illequipped, badly paid and has proven no match for a few hundred motivated and well-armed rebels. East Congo’s conflict is a hangover from Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Hundreds who participated in the killings of some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus escaped into Congo and still fight there today. The M23 rebels are the latest incarnation of a group of Congolese Tutsi rebels set up to fight Rwandan Hutu rebels in Congo.

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ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — An apartment tower under construction collapsed on adjacent buildings in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing 11 people, Egypt’s Health Ministry said Sunday. The ministry said five other people were injured and that search teams were searching for survivors buried under rubble. The 11-story building in the poor Alexandria neighbourhood of al-Gomrouk collapsed late Saturday onto three adjacent buildings, reducing much of the structures to rubble. All the dead and injured lived in the three smaller buildings. Building collapses are not uncommon in Egypt, where shoddy construction is widespread in shantytowns, poor city neighbourhoods and rural areas. With real estate at a premium in big cities like Alexandria and Cairo, developers seeking bigger profits frequently violate planning permits and exceed the number of stories allowed.

Iraq warns Turkey over oil deal with Kurds BAGHDAD — Baghdad warned Turkey on Sunday that its separate oil deal with Iraq’s northern self-ruled Kurdish region could damage trade relations, the latest sign of tension between the two neighbours. This month, Iraq’s Kurds announced that they have started exporting crude oil and gas to Turkey. The goal is to barter it for refined petroleum products to meet domestic demand. The deal is part of a bigger agreement the Kurdish government negotiated and signed with Turkey in May without going through Baghdad. The agreement envisions the Kurdish region exporting not only oil but natural gas through a web of pipelines through Turkish territory to the international market. “Exporting oil from the Kurdistan region to Turkey is illegal and illegitimate,” Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said in a statement. “The oil and gas are the property of all Iraqis and those exports and revenues must be managed by the federal government which represents all Iraqis,” al-Dabbagh added. He accused Ankara of “participating in the smuggling of Iraqi oil ... and this issue will affect the relations between the two countries, especially the economic ones.” The Kurds and the Arab-led government in Baghdad have been at loggerheads over the right to develop and export the north’s natural resources. Crimtech Services provides engineering and fabrication services to the Baghdad maintains that oil and gas industries. We are recruiting for the position of the region has no right to sign deals unilaterally and that exports must go through the state-run Reporting to the President, the QC Manager will work together with pipelines, while Kurds argue that the constitution design, estimating, purchasing, fabrication and safety departments does in fact give them the to support the completion of fabrication projects. right to sign agreements without consulting BaghThe successful candidate will have 5-10 years of Quality Control dad. The Kurds have gone experience within the oil & gas industry and have a Mechanical or ahead and unilaterally Welding Engineering Technology Diploma. Equivalent education signed scores of oil deals. Baghdad keeps a blackand experience will be considered. list of the companies involved. If you believe in training and continual improvement of operating In early 2011, the two processes, we invite you to visit our website at www.crimtech.com sides reached a tentafor more position details. Please forward resumes by July 25, 2012. tive agreement by which the Kurds send the oil to Baghdad. But the exports were halted in April by the Kurds, who claimed that Baghdad was withholding revenues. The Fax: 403-342-6929 central government in Email: cslhr@crimtech.com turn accuses the Kurds of

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