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Extreme weather testing region GAMUT OF SUMMER WEATHER FOR CENTRAL ALBERTANS BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Near record-breaking heat and humidity, interspersed with cold winds, violent thundershowers, hail and tornado warnings — this summer’s extreme weather has run the gamut in Central Alberta. “It’s seemed like the whole sky is falling at times,” said Environment Canada meteorologist Ross Macdonald, who called July weather “fairly unsettled.” Severe thundershower warnings on Saturday afternoon once again interrupted what turned out to be a largely pleasant, sunny weekend. And this week’s highs are expected to swing anywhere from 19C to 27C, with a mixed bag of atmospheric conditions. This instability is becoming all too familiar as the month started off on a downright chilly note, with Red Deer’s high reaching only 16.9 degrees on July 4. But it was “hotter than hell” the following week, according to some seniors at a new Olds lodge, who complained about the lack of air conditioning. Temperatures climbed to 32C in Red Deer on July 9. With the humidity rising, tornado warnings regularly sounded across Central Alberta. And a twister reportedly touched down in Endiang, near Stettler, on July 20, tossing an ultra-light plane upside down and destroying a storage shed on the property of former Drumheller-Stettler MLA Jack Hayden. It also took down trees in a nearby yard. A week later, hailstones the size of golf, even tennis, balls hammered farms north of Castor, shattering 28 windows on one property and mowing down crops. Fifty-nine insurance claims, covering 31,000 acres, were filed with the Agriculture Financial Services Corporation. Macdonald believes it’s too soon to know whether Central Alberta’s extreme summer weather is part of a random pattern or a larger global warming trend.
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One of the funnier two-man acts at this year’s CentreFest was Hot Nuts and Popcorn, aka Eric Amber, left, and Derek Flores. After getting a volunteer from the audience to wrap them in Saran Wrap, they challenged themselves to escape from their predicament in under 60 seconds. Their resulting struggles while hopping around caused much laughter among young and old.
Performers thrill CentreFest, Spandy Andy just dandy BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF A skateboarding fire-eater and international acrobat were among the breathtaking street performers who wowed throngs of Central Albertans at CentreFest this weekend. But it was the festival’s homegrown hero, Spandy Andy, who attracted the most devoted following. Spandy became a pied piper for about two dozen kids from 2 to 10 years of age during his infectious dance show on Saturday evening. The beaming performer, clad in his trademark Spandex,
looked surprised — and then a little overwhelmed — as child after child left a parents’ side to “shake what your momma gave ya” in the middle of Ross Street with him. Surrounded by a sea of tiny dancers, Spandy Andy hesitantly asked, “Does anyone know an LMFAO song?” featured in his viral YouTube video from Australia. “Sexy and I Know It,” piped up a tot who stood less than a metre tall. After the crowd laughter died down, Spandy Andy asked parents’ permission to play the tune on his boom box and the kids danced around, copying his moves. The local busker, who brought his girlfriend, Lycra Lindsay to
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the festival, later stressed his love for this city, saying “I’m so glad I come from Red Deer! “You guys are great!” before revealing his next stop is performing in London during the Olympic Games. Bob (Flyin’ Bob) Palmer, who booked acts for this 10th annual festival, said Spandy Andy was given his first major circle show at Red Deer’s festival. “We love all the performers,” said Palmer, but there’s a special fondness for the energetic “tight and bright” dancer. On Sunday, several other CentreFest performers revealed their soft spot for Red Deer.
Home cooking will soon be on the menu in longterm care facilities in Alberta. Starting in December, the province will stop serving meals that are prepared in off-site kitchens to the 2,700 residents across the province. In Central Alberta, this includes the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre, the Bashaw Care Centre and Sundre Hospital and Care Centre, the Consort Health Centre and the Coronation Health Centre. Instead, Alberta Health Services will bring back working kitchens, something that was scrapped in 2009 to save money. The reversal comes two months after the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees released its short documentary, Tough To Shallow: Meals That Sparked A Seniors Revolt. The 14-minute documentary highlighted the poor quality of food being served in long-term care facilities including the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre. Jim Ellwood, 75, a resident at Heritage House in the Stettler Hospital and Care Centre, was featured in the documentary. Ellwood said the 50 people who live in his home were overjoyed with the news. “We’re all very happy about it,” said Ellwood. “The meals will taste a lot better, look a lot better and have a better aroma to them.”
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Brant Matthews aka Fireguy shows off the wallet that was returned to him after he had lost it while doing a stunt Saturday evening.
CENTERFEST: Performer’s wallet returned “I don’t know if that would happen in Toronto,” said Matthews, who added, “I am blown away by the kindness of people here. It’s amazing.” King Pong (Michael Trautman), a juggler from Portland, Maine, described the Red Deer crowd as so “nice and friendly,” he said he would love to return to Centrefest. Festival chair Susan Steen Turkington said she heard lots of glowing comments about the city from performers and heard Centrefest was well reviewed by the on-line Fountain Tire FestivalSeekers. This year’s acts also garnered rave reviews from 12-year-old Isaiah Brownell, who particularly loved watching Fireguy because “he was amazing and hilarious.” Anglea Coutts and her 10-year-old daughter Haylee enjoyed the gravitydefying acrobatics of Pancho Libre from Mexico, as well as Dan the One Man Band from Calgary, who performed Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire using the kazoo.
Regular Centrefest-goer Jason Clynes appreciated the hilarity of the Hot Nuts and Popcorn comedy duo. He said, “Those two guys are brilliant.” His wife, Tanya, a festival volunteer, reported smooth sailing — except for an unexpected gust of wind upending a tent on Saturday afternoon. But Saturday’s severe thunderstorm warning and rain shower might have kept some folks away. Centrefest organizers said crowd numbers were initially down, and then climbed on Sunday. The weekend’s unofficial estimate was about 22,000 people, down from last year’s attendance of about 28,000. Those who came to Centrefest found more interactive things to do. For the first time, parents and kids could take part in workshops taught by performers in City Hall park. They could also peruse an expanded vendor area of 44 booths featuring everything from clothing to crafts, and listen to music performed by bands from Red Deer and Calgary. “I think there was a real diversity, something for everybody. People seemed very pleased with the way things were organized,” said festival director Janice Shimek. Celtic jewelry vendor Ryan Sutherland from Didsbury was so impressed that he plans to return next year. email@example.com
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Spandy Andy leads a group of kids through a dance routine at one of the workshops that performers held between their scheduled shows.
MEALS: Residents looking forward to change Ellwood said he is looking forward to enjoying better cuts of beef, fish and pork. He said he has another 10 years to live and now he believes he won’t have as much indigestion. Guy Smith, AUPE president, said the union had been advocating for the change for several months. He said the government made the
Poll suggests most B.C. residents want public liquor stores open on Sundays: union BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Most British Columbians want public liquor stores open on Sundays to generate more revenue for the province, says the B.C. Government and Service Employees Union. The union commissioned the online Angus Reid poll of 796 people, and said it suggests 74 per cent of respondents support Sunday openings, while 72 per cent call for extended shopping hours. The BCGEU, which is trying to compete with private liquor stores, said the survey also
suggests 64 per cent of respondents want new public liquor stores opened as a way to add cash to government coffers. “Government stores offer lower prices, better selection, good customer service, convenience and better wages in communities all across the province,” union president Darryl Walker said Sunday. The province runs 197 liquor stores across, and 22 of them are open on Sundays. Walker said opening every store on Sundays would generate up to $100 million a year, but the province disputes that would be the case. “To be clear, opening ad-
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ditional government liquor stores on Sunday will simply cannibalize existing sales and will only generate $8.11 million additional revenue,” Finance Minister Kevin Falcon said in a statement. The BCGEU is currently embroiled in a contract dispute with the government, and talks broke off in June. A wage hike and privatization of the Liquor Distribution Branch are among the main issues involved for more than 25,000 union members. In early July, liquor store employees staged a one-day strike at three liquor distribution centres.
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Family of Ronald Smith has glimmer of hope his life will be spared FATE OF CANADIAN ON DEATH ROW IN UNITED STATES RESTS WITH MONTANA GOVERNOR BYTHE CANADIAN PRESS
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WEATHER: More rain forecast By this point, most weather-weary Central Albertans would like to see a stabilizing warm, upper-ridge system form to hold off showers, storms, and gusting winds. Unfortunately, “it’s just not in the cards, according to our computer models,” said Macdonald. In fact, more rain is forecast. As of Friday, the Red Deer area had received 112 mm of precipitation, com-
pared to the July average of 93.1 mm. All of the month’s warm and cold days balanced out at 23.9 C — which is right about where the July average is supposed to be. Macdonald admitted that a hotter and drier than usual summer had been predicted for the Prairies. But long-term guesses, based on climatological statistics, are not always accurate. However, there’s still a lot more summer to go, he added. “It’s not over yet. Things are known to turn on a dime.” Thundershowers are expected today (Monday), cloud on Tuesday, sun on Wednesday and more showers on Thursday. email@example.com
Cops watching for copper heists BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF A string of recent copper wire thefts in Central Alberta has police stepping up efforts to target scrap metal bandits. Over the last couple of months, incidents of copper theft in remote oil lease and electrical sites near Rimbey and at wind turbine sites and well sites near Three Hills were reported. Rimbey RCMP Sgt. Mark Groves said most detachments in Central Alberta are seeing similar numbers. “The culprits are hitting rural remote locations that are not staffed 24 hours a day,” said Groves. “They are cutting the ground cable wires from the sites.” Groves said as the price of precious metals rise, the price of copper also rises, causing the demand. The price of copper is roughly $6.49 per kilogram ($2.95 per pound), nearly 20 times the cost of steel. He said the theft causes disruptions to services and is a great expense to the oil companies to repair. The culprits strip down the wire and sell it as a commodity. Three Hills RCMP Const. Rob Harms said copper wire theft is one of the leading forms of theft in their coverage area. Harms said the bandits seem to be targeting the sites in the evenings when there is no one around. “For the most part it cannot be traced because there’s no serial number on it,” said Harms. “There’s no identifying marks to link it to the owner because it’s common wire that many companies use.”
Prominent corner at Sylvan opened to public use A high-profile street corner in Sylvan Lake has made the final transition from construction eyesore to picnic park. The corner of Lakeshore Drive and 50th Street has been empty since the former Sylvan Lake Hotel was demolished about a decade ago to make way for a conference centre and hotel. Those plans later reverted to a condominium complex with ground-floor commercial space, but work ground to a halt in 2003 after a 59-stall underground parkade had been constructed. The concrete and rebar-studded roof of the parkade was an unsightly site for years until the developers sodded and fenced it last year. However, while aesthetically appealing the site was closed to the public. That changed in recent weeks when the town signed a $1 agreement with the site owner to allow the public to use the area. The town agreed to maintain the corner lot and a door has been installed in the fence and picnic tables, benches and flowers added.
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Police are encouraging company owners to increase security measures with video cameras and more manpower and to report the crime as soon as possible. They are also seeking the public’s assistance in reporting unusual activity on the sites. However, police acknowledge this may not be as easy as reporting a unfamiliar vehicle on an oil site. Harms said the thieves often look like your typical oilfield workers driving common pickup trucks. “When we talk to local landowners about theft at a local oil site near their place, they say there’s always traffic going in and out of there,” said Harms. “They blend right in.” Bob Bevins, the owner of Bulldog Scrap Metal, said they have not seen a spike in copper metal sellers at his shop in the Riverside Industrial Park in Red Deer. He believes the thieves are unloading their products in larger cities to make a higher buck. Bevins said they do not accept metal from sellers who appear shady or suspicious. In the past, he has bought the metal and phoned police. Recently, they had someone who came in who had the “oilfield look” with the overalls and white pickup truck but staff thought he looked suspicious. “He came in a few times,” said Bevins. “I got a call from the police on the lookout for this guy. Well it’s the same guy. I said, ‘Yes I’ve bought some stuff from him.’ Well they got him.” Contact your local police detachment or call Crimestoppers at 1-800222-8477 to report copper wire theft. firstname.lastname@example.org
that the speed limit on Lakeshore Drive from Rustic Road, which is an access to the summer village, and Range Road 15, or 60th Street, be reduced to 60 km/h from 70 km/h. The summer village had asked the speed limit to be reduced to 50 km/h, saying the existing speed limit was a “serious concern.” Town staff had recommended the 50 km/h speed limit, but a majority of council opted for the compromise.
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Sylvan Lake earmarks funds for fire hall land Sylvan Lake Town Council has approved spending $750,000 to buy land for a new fire hall. The 1.5-acre site is located at Beacon Hill Drive and 50th Street, near the town’s new RCMP station. Under taking detailed design work for the new fire hall will be the next step. It is expected to be twice the size of the existing facility. Construction is expected to take place next year. The town hopes to complete it in 2013, the community’s centennial, but that will depend on how quickly design work and tendering can be done.
of silence and credited Smith with saving his life. He said he was given a plea deal and allowed to come home because Smith admitted to the murders. Although the state attorney downplayed Munro’s role in the killings during Smith’s clemency hearing, Munro said he was equally to blame. “When you’re involved in what we were involved in, how can you not feel it? We put ourselves in a spot and two guys ended up dead and I think about it all the time,” Munro said. “They don’t want to know (about my role). That just brings up that he’s not the monster.” The family members of the victims were adamant at the clemency hearing that they won’t be satisfied until Smith is put to death. An uncle told the Montana Board of Pardons and Parole that 30 years was too long to wait for justice. William Talks About said the victims’ mothers never got to see justice done before they died. “Ronald Smith needs to be executed,” said Talks About. “Thirty years is too long.”
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DRUMHELLER — The daughter of Ronald Smith, one of two Canadians on death row in the United States, sees a small glimmer of hope that her father’s life will be spared after her family met with Montana’s governor earlier this month. “I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but at least I know whatever decision comes down it’s going to be a fair one. It’s going to be from (the governor’s) heart,” said a tearful Carmen Blackburn in an interview with The Canadian Press. “It’s not going to be just something off the cuff.” Blackburn and her family had a one-hour audience with Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer at his office in Helena in which they pleaded for Smith’s life. Smith had a clemency hearing earlier this year and the panel recommended it be denied. The final decision, however, rests with the governor. Schweitzer’s term in office runs out early next year. Smith and his friend Rodney Munro, both Canadians, were hitchhiking in Montana in 1982 when they caught a ride with Harvey Madman Jr. and Thomas Running Rabbit, both members of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana. Drunk and high on drugs, the Canadian men marched Madman and Running Rabbit into the woods and shot and stabbed them to death. Smith, originally from Red Deer, rejected a plea deal and asked for the death penalty before later changing his mind. Munro pleaded guilty to aggravated kidnapping and was returned to Canada and released from jail in 1998. Blackburn says Schweitzer told Smith’s family that he was undecided, but didn’t think it was fair for Smith to be executed when Munro was paroled and free to live his life in Canada. He also indicated Smith may be a different man. “He was jotting notes while we were talking. I couldn’t read all of them — there was just the one I could read very well and that was the word fair,” said Blackburn. “You could see that word fair — his eyes kept going back to it and going back to it and he’s really struggling with this. He is a man who is going to do what he wants, what he feels is right. I don’t think anyone could force him one way or another.” In an interview with The Canadian Press last month, Munro broke 30 years
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Breaking Olympic barriers It goes without saying that there were no female athletes at the ancient Olympics in 776 B.C. There weren’t any when the modern Olympics started in 1896, either. Indeed, as recently as the 1996 Games in Atlanta, more than two dozen countries were still without a single female athlete. Fast forward. As the Summer Games open in London, Canada has more female athletes than male ones. That’s a first for our country. The U.S. team is in the same situation. Even the last proponents of male-only teams — Qatar, Brunei and Saudi Arabia — have finally given way and have sent a few women to compete. And, in just a few days, female boxers will enter the ring to fight for Olympic medals and smash, among other things, longstanding gender stereotypes.
OTHERVIEW Take that, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. As the founder of the International Olympic Committee, he barred female athletes from the first modern Games on the grounds that letting them compete would be “impractical, uninteresting, unaesthetic, and incorrect.” Too bad he never met Clara Hughes. Whether it’s on a bike or speed skates, her power and determination is something to behold. She is the only Olympic athlete anywhere to have won multiple medals in both summer and winter Games. At 39, she’s still competing against the best in the world. Even motherhood doesn’t hold back athletes any more, as heptathlete Jessica Zelinka and others have shown.
At these Games, a large number of Canada’s medals hopes are pinned on our female athletes: Jennifer Abel in diving, Karen Cockburn in trampoline, Carol Huynh in wrestling, Paula Findlay in triathlon, Catharine Pendrel in mountain biking, Karine Sergerie in taekwondo, Mary Spencer in boxing, and the women’s eight rowers. But the state of sport for women and the Olympics, in particular, is by no means perfect. We need look no further than Australian swimmer Leisel Jones who, just last week, was subjected to public ridicule about her weight. That conversation about the winner of eight Olympic medals — three of them gold — could hit such lows shows the battle for respect and parity is far from over. Women’s events continue to get less coverage, making it impossible for most female athletes to get the atten-
tion and sponsorship deals their male counterparts can swing. They must constantly fight attempts to drive up interest in women’s sport the cheap way — by sexing it up. From table tennis to boxing, there have recent drives to put female athletes into short skirts to boost audiences. Still, for all that, the XXX Summer Games are clearly a watershed moment for women’s sport. There are more female athletes, from more countries, contesting more medals than ever before. That’s a triumph well worth celebrating here in Canada and abroad. So, as the Olympic cheering starts for all our athletes, let’s remember the enormous strides women have made — and look ahead to breaking even more barriers next time. An editorial from the Toronto Star.
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Cyclist needs to exercise care I am very upset for my husband who was thoughtlessly knocked over by a middle aged male cyclist on Monday, July 23 ,while enjoying some fresh air with his colleagues on our beautiful trails in Red Deer. He came home from work and calmly recited what had happened to him showing me his grazed palms, ripped dress shirt and finally the huge bruise in the distinct shape of a handlebar on his back. He explained that he had tried to move off to the left side of the trail with one of his colleagues while the other moved to the right. He had been conversing with his friends and didn’t hear the man’s bell but did hear the stream of expletives right before he got hit. Instead of the man apologizing, asking if my husband was hurt or offering to replace his now trashed dress shirt, the man who hit my husband had the audacity to give a lecture on which side of the path to move to. My husband’s only rebuttal was to say, “How about slowing down?” I have walked and biked the same trails for 20 years and never heard of such a thing happening. As the cyclist was coming from behind, he was clearly at fault and should have stopped his bike. If someone cuts you off driving a car, you brake to avoid them. I am thankful that our two-year-old daughter wasn’t with him and as I am pregnant with our second baby who is due next week that I also wasn’t there. We are very concerned for the many people particularly the elderly and children that frequent the trails. A little consideration goes a long way in keeping our citizens safe. Name withheld by request Red Deer
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ban planning. When a forest or wetland is converted to another use, municipal decision-makers focus on infrastructure costs, property values, and future contributions to the tax roll. We continue to deplete natural resources and degrade nature in and around urban areas, failing to recognize the contribution of ecosystem services — like clean air, fresh water, and cooling – to the economy and health of communities. As The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity initiative notes, this ecological damage is the “perfect crime”, a theft barely noticed. We wouldn’t let a bank get away with losing our life savings. We shouldn’t let decisionmakers off the hook when they allow our natural wealth to be squandered. Encouragingly, a growing chorus of economists and policy-makers has begun advocating for a smarter way of accounting for the true value of nature — something called natural capital economics. Most people understand the concept of financial capital. We pay for things we find valuable. Natural capital extends that perspective to ecological goods and services. It would be expensive to develop and build facilities to replace the things nature does. So we calculate the dollar value we would have to pay if we had to provide them ourselves. How much is our natural capital worth? According to the David Suzuki Foundation’s research, the 7,000-square-km Ontario Greenbelt provides at least $2.6 billion in non-market benefits each year. British Columbia’s Lower Mainland region is estimated to be worth at least $5.4 billion annually. Global studies have estimated the total value of the world’s ecosystem goods and services to be on par with the value of the entire global economy. In short, our natural capital is a source of staggering wealth. Why do we continue to fritter away these amazing assets, despite their immense value? Unfortunately most people don’t have a clear picture of what stocks of natural capital exist in their communities, let alone the true cost of converting natural areas for in-
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Quebec Premier Jean Charest speaks during a press conference in Montreal on Sunday. Charest has announced candidates Pascal Beaupre (left) in Joliette, Jean Francois Gosselin (centre) in La Peltrie, and Linda Lapointe (right) in Groulx.
Quebec election preparation in full swing with call expected BYTHE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Preparations were in full swing over the weekend for a possible Quebec election, with the parties unveiling new candidates, slogans and even a bus for a campaign that is all but officially underway. Premier Jean Charest took aim at the upstart Coalition For Quebec’s Future as he announced three new candidates on Sunday, providing a glimpse at an issue he’ll likely hammer away at in the coming weeks — the Coalition’s promise to put the issue of Quebec independence on ice. The candidates were former members of the Action democratique du Quebec, which was absorbed by the Coalition earlier this year. One candidate said she didn’t want to run for the new party, headed by former Parti Quebecois cabinet minister Francois Legault, because he remained a sovereigntist at heart. “Mr. Legault and his team are sovereigntists, and myself, I’m a federalist,” Linda Lapointe, one of the new candidates, said in
Montreal. Legault’s Coalition wants to set aside the independence question for ten years, but he’s been dogged by critics who say he should take a clearer position on the question. Kamal Lutfi, one the party’s own former candidates, made headlines this week when he called on Legault to get off the fence on an issue fundamental to Quebec politics. In his three election victories, Charest has used similar tactics against the PQ. He has repeatedly attacked the party for hiding its plans to break up Canada as soon as it’s elected. Opinion polls show the Coalition in a distant third behind the Liberals and the PQ. Even it finishes in third, the Coalition is expected to play an important role in any outcome and could split the vote with Liberals, costing Charest’s party seats in some ridings. Legault was also busy Sunday, announcing two new candidates, along with his campaign slogan and a bus. The party’s slogan translates as, “That’s enough, it’s time for a change.”
“We know Premier Charest decided to call an election in summer because he doesn’t want a discussion,” he said in Quebec City. “We’re not afraid of having a discussion, and we’ll drive across the province on our bus to have one.” Legault, who pledges to lower taxes and cut back on bureaucracy, denied the latest suggestion he has sovereigntist motivations. “We’ve said clearly the CAQ will never promote sovereignty,” he said. The PQ, meanwhile, had a relatively quiet weekend after stacking its deck with star candidates over the past several weeks. Leader Pauline Marois said last week the party has confirmed 90 per cent of its candidates and the party platform is set. It’s widely speculated that Charest will call an election this Wednesday for a vote on Sept. 4. When asked to confirm the rumours, he replied Sunday with a smile that an election would be held “soon.”
Finley to announce task force on employing people with disabilities THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government is putting together a task force to figure out how to get more people with disabilities employed in meaningful work. The Canadian Press has learned that the task force will include executives from companies such as Loblaws and Tim Hortons, and will be led by Kenneth Fredeen of Deloitte and Touche. The group will be looking at companies that already have good records in hiring people with disabilities in the hopes of putting together a tool kit for other companies, and figuring out barriers to employment.
Their report should be ready by the end of the year — fairly quickly by government standards. Human Resources Minister Diane Finley is announcing the panel on today in Ottawa. According to 2006 data, about 14.3 per cent of Canada’s population, or 4.4 million people, reported having a disability of some kind. Among the working age population, 8.0 per cent of those aged 25 to 44 had a disability, while 18.3 per cent of those in the 45-to-64 bracket reported being disabled. Workers with disabilities are dramatically under-represented in private-sector com-
panies governed by the Employment Equity Act, the most recent annual government report on disability issues shows. However, they are over-represented in the public service. Labour force participation among people with disabilities is low, with 59.6 per cent active in the workforce. That’s much lower than the among people without disabilities, where 80.2 per cent of working-age adults are participating in the workforce. The employment rate among workers with disabilities is also much lower than among people without disabilities. Just slightly more than half of workers
with disabilities have jobs, compared to 75.1 per cent among workers without disabilities, according to the 2010 annual report. The report says that about one million people with disabilities are not in the workforce at all. About 65 per cent of those are completely prevented from working by their disabilities. Many workers with disabilities say their employers readily accommodate them with devices, flexible work arrangements and human resource assistance.
OTTAWA — When Moncton’s Pascal RaicheNogue wanted to know how often senators from New Brunswick showed up for work, he found it near impossible to pull back the curtain on their attendance. The reporter for weekly newspaper L’Etoile was told that he would have to physically come to Ottawa to look through the Senate attendance register, fat red binders with forms filed monthly by each senator. The register, developed in 1998 following the scandal around truant Liberal Andrew Thompson, remains stubbornly stuck in pre-Internet, pre-open government times. The Senate website offers no information on how to access the registry or even where it is, although communications staff are helpful when one does arrive to take a peek in the downtown office building. Another public registry, detailing the financial and business interests of senators, has only been available four hours per weekday at the Office of the Senate Ethics Officer in Ottawa. The Senate voted in May to make the registry public, but the office said the transition won’t be complete until 2013. Unlike the House of Commons, Senate proceedings are still not televised, and there is no way to easily search Senate votes or daily debates using an online database. “I find it completely shocking. Here’s a taxpayerfunded institution that’s supposedly core to our democracy and yet, this institution is trying to make its information as difficult as possible to access,” said David Eaves, a Canadian open government activist. “For an institution that is suffering from a certain amount of perceived democratic deficit, it doesn’t feel like a particularly smart move.” Compared with the House of Commons, the Senate has been resistant to any effort to move information online, or to make it easier to navigate on the web, Eaves said. “It seems like they act like a secret society, which I guess in their minds they are,” said Charlie Angus, the access-to-information critic for the NDP, which supports abolishing the Senate. “They don’t see themselves as accountable, they don’t have to go back to an electorate. “You can be a deadbeat MP, but you do have to go back to your people every three or four years and explain why you’re a deadbeat.” A spokeswoman for government Senate leader Marjory LeBreton said she was unavailable and her office had no comment. LeBreton has asked a Senate committee to review the rules around Senate attendance, but it’s unclear if the review includes the accessibility of the register. As Raiche-Nogue in Moncton discovered, information about the Senate can also be confusing. On his quest to see the attendance register, he had been directed to seek out daily journals published online that list which senators were in the chamber on a given day. But the journals do not note whether a senator was absent because of illness or because they were away on public business — two reasons that wouldn’t count against their attendance duties. “They get very miffed; it’s like, ”Who are these peons who are peeking in our frosted-glass windows at how we spend our evenings?“’ said Angus. “If they’re reviewing our legislation, then they have to go to another level of accountability to ensure that Canadians can see there’s some value to them.” Senators are fined $250 per day once they deplete a bank of 21 leave days. That bank balance is not noted in the journals either. The Canadian Press reported in late June that Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau had the worst attendance record of the current parliamentary session based on records filed up to April. Updated records for May show that Liberal Sen. Romeo Dallaire has tied with Brazeau for the most days missed. Brazeau has said his absences are due to a personal matter, while Dallaire — a retired Canadian Forces lieutenant-general — puts them down to overseas research and public engagements.
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Romney takes aggressive stance against Iran DECLARES JERUSALEM TO BE CAPITAL, SPOKE OF PROTECTION FROM NUCLEAR THREATS DURING ISRAEL VISIT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JERUSALEM — U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke aggressively Sunday about protecting Israel from Iranian nuclear threats and suggested that he was open to breaking with U.S. policy dating to 1967 by moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem if the Israelis asked. Israel is the second of three stops on an international trip for Romney intended to burnish his foreign policy credentials before he claims the Republican presidential nomination at his party’s national convention in Tampa, Florida, in late August. While Romney has been highly critical of President Barack Obama’s policy toward Iran and the presumed threat to Israel, he has offered no specifics about how his policy would be substantially different. But on the issue of the location of the U.S. embassy in Israel, which is in Tel Aviv, Romney told CNN that he thought the U.S. embassy should be moved to Jerusalem if the Israelis make that request. The Israelis have repeatedly sought such a move. “My understanding is the policy of our nation has been a desire to move our embassy ultimately to the capital (Jerusalem),” he said, adding, “I would only want to do so and to select the timing in accordance with the government of Israel.” The issue has been a major diplomatic headache for the Americans, who have refused to make the shift because it would imply the sanctioning of Israel’s incorporation of Arab East Jerusalem after its capture in the 1967 Mideast war. The United States, despite its close ties with Israel, has refused to locate its embassy in Jerusalem out of its effort to be a trusted voice by both sides in efforts to negotiate an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Despite losing control of their portion of the ancient city, Palestinians have refused to drop their demand that it become the capital of any state accorded them in return for peace with Israel. Jerusalem is home to deeply important religious sites central not only to Judaism but also Islam and Christianity. Romney flatly called Jerusalem the Israeli capital in the very first words of his speech Sunday, delivered before the made-for-television backdrop of the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. Romney’s embrace of Israel was on display throughout the day when he met with Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders. Wearing a yarmulke, he also visited the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, where he was mobbed by worshippers. In addition, Romney met with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. The former Massachusetts governor’s speech, delivered 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometres) from U.S. soil, was clearly designed not only for Israelis but more importantly it was aimed at appealing to evangeli-
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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is presented with a booklet as he visits the Western Wall, in Jerusalem, Sunday. Romney spoke aggressively Sunday about protecting Israel from Iranian nuclear threats and suggested that he was open to breaking with U.S. policy dating to 1967 by moving the United States embassy to Jerusalem if the Israelis asked. cal voters at home and to cut into Obama’s support among American Jews. A Gallup survey of Jewish voters released Friday showed Obama with a 68-25 edge over Romney. In his speech, Romney had harsh words yet again for Iran, saying he respected Israel’s right to defend itself against what the Jewish state considers an existential threat. He steered clear of overt criticism of Obama, even though he said the threat of a nucleararmed Iran “has only become worse” in the past five years. “Make no mistake, the ayatollahs in Iran are testing our moral defences. They want to know who will object and who will look the other way,” Romney said. “We will not look away nor will our country ever look away from our passion and commitment to Israel.” He spoke in the aftermath of a statement by one of his top foreign policy advisers who declared that Romney “would respect” an Israeli decision to
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A participant takes pictures, as he is covered with mud during the ‘Tideland Olympics’ a fun event that includes soccer-like matches, running and catching, in Brunsbuettel, northern Germany Sunday.
25 killed in train fire HYDERABAD, India — An official says at least 25 people have died in a fire that swept through a running train in southern India. District Collector B. Sridha says the train stopped after fire in one coach was noticed by an official at a railroad station Monday. He says the fire was believed to have been caused by a short circuit in the coach. It has been extinguished and at least 22 injured people have been hospitalized. The fire was reported at Nellore, a town nearly 500 kilometres (310 miles) south of Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh state. Sridha says the rescue operation is continuing and the death toll is likely to rise.
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Mexican newspaper attacked again MONTERREY, Mexico — The offices of a major Mexican newspaper group have come under attack for a third time this month. Several masked, armed men broke
into a branch office of the El Norte newspaper near the northern city of Monterrey, poured out gasoline and ignited it. The newspaper’s website says none of the 15 people working in the Sierra Madre office were injured. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze. El Norte is a sister publication of Mexico City’s Reforma newspaper. Police say the attackers fled. No gang has claimed responsibility for the attack but drug cartels have increasingly targeted Mexican newspapers to discourage coverage of drug violence.
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OROMOMO, Bolivia — Bolivian President Evo Morales is taking his campaign to build a highway through pristine Amazon jungle directly to the affected communities, some of which have strongly protested the plan. Officials and inter-
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national observers came to Sunday’s meeting in the jungle town of Oromomo, one of 69 communities in the TIPNIS reserve that are to decide by Aug. 20 whether they want the 200-mile (310-kilometre) highway, which is funded by Brazil. Each community gets one vote. Morales government says the project will help the nation’s economy. But Bolivia’s main lowlands Indian federation has bitterly denounced it, saying it will cause environmental damage in a now-undeveloped area believed to hold deposits of minerals and oil. The federation has urged a boycott of the consultation, arguing it is stacked in favour of Morales’ side because it allows voting by recently arrived ranchers, coca farmers and other settlers whose connection to the land is less intense. The controversy has caused a vex-
BURLINGTON, Vt. — Protests kicked off Sunday ahead of the 36th annual meeting of eastern Canadian premiers and New England governors, even before official talks got underway. A protest group official said Sunday that police in riot gear used rubber and pepper bullets against protesters outside a Burlington, Vt., hotel that is the site of the conference. Avery Pittman of Burlington, spokeswoman for participating protest groups, says police took action against protesters blocking busses that were trying to leave the hotel. Pittman says protesters were standing in front of the slow-moving busses thought to be carrying conference participants when police used the rubber and pepper bullets. There was no immediate word on injuries or arrests. Burlington police didn’t immediately return a call for comment.
Raw video posted on the website of the Burlington Free Press appears to show an officer shooting a protester twice at close range. Earlier Sunday, an estimated 500 to 600 people attended a rally at City Hall before marching through downtown to protest government policies toward the environment, immigrants and refugees, and the economy, protest organizers said. Protesters were also creating a “human oil spill” at Battery Park to decry the possibility that oilsands crude from western Canada might be shipped across Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Members of the Occupy movement were also holding a regional gathering at the park in the afternoon and evening. Regional leaders attending the governors and premiers conference had been expected to begin arriving in Burlington on Sunday for meetings Monday.
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Canada wins first medal THE CANADIAN PRESS
STREET EXTENDED All-Star closer Huston Street and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $14 million, two-year contract through 2014. The deal announced Sunday includes $7 million salaries for each of the next two seasons and a $7 million team option for 2015. Street is making $7.5 million this year in the final guaranteed season of a $22 million, three-year contract he agreed to with Colorado in January 2010. He could have exercised a $9 million option for 2013, which San Diego in turn could have declined for a $500,000 buyout. Street, who turns 29 Thursday, is 2-0 with an 0.91 ERA and has converted all 17 save opportunities in his first season with the Padres.
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LONDON — Canada won’t have to wait an entire week for its first medal of the London Olympics, and you could hear the relief in Mark Tewksbury’s voice. Canada’s chef de mission was on hand to watch Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel win bronze in the women’s three-metre synchronized diving event Sunday, putting Canada on the board on just the second day of full competition. It was a historic medal for Heymans, who became the first female diver and first Canadian summer Olympian in history to win a medal in four straight Olympic Games. The result takes some of the pressure off a Canadian Olympic team looking for a fast start in London and a top-12 finish overall. Canada didn’t win a medal until the eighth day of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and had just one medal through the first seven days of the 2004 Athens Games. “A medal, I think, just adds that extra little bit of energy,” Tewksbury said at a news conference Sunday. “It takes a little bit of pressure off and it adds a little bit of excitement. “And everybody gets to see it. We can actually have a medal in the Ca-
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Canadian bronze medalists Jennifer Abel, left, and Emilie Heymans pose with their medals after the three-metre Synchronized Springboard final at the Aquatics Centre during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sunday. nadian part of the Olympic village and see what they look like and hold it in out hands. And it becomes very, very real when that happens. “Can you tell I’m excited?” he added with a laugh. Assistant chef de mission Sylvie Bernier, who led Canada’s contingent in Beijing, called the medal “an incredible boost.” “I told Mark that I was jealous I waited seven days in Beijing so we’re really, really happy that
it happened on the second day,” she said. Bernier, a former Olympic diving champion, was happy to be on hand to see Heymans make Olympic history. “Sixteen years at the top, that is quite impressive,” she said. Heymans, who is also competing in the individual three-metre springboard event in London, will decide her future following the Games. The 30-year-old native of St. Lambert, Que., said she might dive one more
year. “I couldn’t have ever imagined diving in four Games, or being in this position at 30,” Heymans said. While Heymans is no stranger to the podium, Abel won her first medal after making her Olympic debut at Beijing four years ago. The 20-yearold from Laval, Que., also won a silver with Heymans in the event at last year’s world championships. “I’m really happy right now. . . I don’t feel
it, but I know that I am,” Abel said. “Because the beginning of the year we were really nervous for that moment, I think it takes time to just calm down and just realize it.” World champions Minxia Wu and He Zi of China led from start to finish to take the gold with an overall score of 346.20. Americans Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnston captured silver with 321.90 while Heymans and Abel recorded 316.80 points. The pair’s fifth dive kept them on the podium after Italy fumbled its fourth dive. Meanwhile, the weather dampened tennis competition, postponing Milos Raonic’s Olympic debut to Sunday. Raonic, from Thornhill, Ont., was set to face Japan’s Tatsuma Ito in men’s firstround action. Aleksandra Wozniak of Laval Que., had her singles women’s match postponed, as did the men’s doubles pair of Vancover’s Vasek Pospisil and Toronto’s Daniel Nestor. In singles play, Pospisil hung tough with fifthranked David Ferrer of Spain but fell 6-4, 6-4. In the pool, Brittany MacLean of Toronto was the first Canadian to make a swimming final, finishing seventh in the women’s 400-metre freestyle.
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Nothing boring about Piercy victory PLAYER WHO CALLED HOST COURSE ‘BORING’ IS ‘EXCITED’ TO WIN CANADIAN OPEN
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Scott Piercy holds the Canadian Open Championship Trophy after final round play at the 2012 Canadian Open at the Hamilton Golf and County Club in Hamilton, Ont., on Sunday.
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HAMILTON, Ont. — As it turns out, there is nothing boring about a victory at golf’s third-oldest championship. Or a cheque for US$936,000. Or a trip to the Masters. Scott Piercy learned to love Hamilton Golf and Country Club just a little bit more Sunday while pulling off a comeback victory at the RBC Canadian Open. The man who entered the weekend bemoaning the “boring golf” he was forced to play on a classic layout ended up being all smiles when the trophy was presented. “At the end of the week if the score is good, it is exciting,” said Piercy. “So I’m pretty excited.” The Las Vegas native closed with a 3-under 67 to edge William McGirt (69) and Robert Garrigus (70) by a shot. Those men spent the final day locked in a see-saw battle and each of them found their name atop the leaderboard at one point. It became a three-way tie when Piercy chipped in for birdie from off the 15th green and a playoff looked likely as he played mistake-free the rest of the way. His competitors weren’t so fortunate. Garrigus dropped back with a three-putt bogey on No. 16 while McGirt missed the chance to force a playoff with a lost shot at the final hole. He
found a greenside bunker and was unable to get up and down. Piercy watched it unfold from the scorer’s tent and embraced his caddie when a birdie try from Garrigus came up short. “I’ve been playing good for a while now,” said Piercy. “(To win) you need a couple of good breaks here or there and just play solid. I’m kind of speechless, to be honest. I’m really excited to be the champion.” Piercy’s winning score of 17-under 263 matched the tournament scoring record established by Johnny Palmer at Winnipeg’s St. Charles Country Club in 1952. His harsh-sounding assessment of Hamilton earlier in the week was intended to be nothing more than an expression of personal preference. One of the PGA Tour’s long hitters, Piercy prefers to hammer his driver on every hole — something the tight, tree-lined layout simply wouldn’t allow. This has tended to be a course that favours methodical players — Bob Tway won here in 2003 and Jim Furyk came out on top in 2006 — but persistent rain turned it into a bomber’s paradise. Garrigus is as long as they come off the tee and entered the final round with a one-shot lead on McGirt.
Detroit 4 Blue Jays 1 TORONTO — Home runs continue to be a problem for Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil. This time it was a three-run shot by Jhonny Peralta in the second inning Sunday as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Blue Jays 4-1 to avoid a threegame sweep. Peralta also hit a solo homer against reliever Joel Carreno in the ninth to back Doug Fister’s eight strong innings. Cecil (2-4) has allowed nine home runs in his eight starts since returning from the minors. Peralta sabotaged a decent outing in which he allowed four hits, three walks and three runs while striking out seven in 6 2-3 innings. “I’m not going to change any-
thing,” Cecil said. “I don’t care how they get the runs. It doesn’t matter as long as I keep my team in it.” The victory snapped Detroit’s three-game losing slide, with the last two coming in Toronto, and ended the Blue Jays’ three-game winning streak. “I thought Brett did his job keeping us in the game, particularly after the three-run homer in the second, he settled down,” Toronto manager John Farrell said. “I think overall in the series we pitched very well.” The Blue Jays finished the six-game homestand at 3-3. They now travel to Seattle, Oakland and Tampa Bay for 10 games that might go a long way to deciding whether they will remain a contender for a wild card spot in the American League.
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Anthony Gose steals second as Detroit Tigers’ Omar Infante receives the ball during fifth inning MLB action in Toronto on Sunday.
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Lulay leads Lions to big win over Stamps BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Lions 34 Stampeders 8 CALGARY — It took Travis Lulay almost two quarters to get his offence in synch, but once he did, the B.C. Lions rolled. Lulay completed 30-of-37 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns on Saturday to lead the Lions to a convincing 34-8 win over the Calgary Stampeders. Lulay tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Andrew Harris in the second half, but it was his 17-yard completion to Akeem Harris in the end zone late in the second quarter that was the turning point in the game. “Offensively, we had a little bit of miscommunication early in the game,” said Lulay. “Once we settled in, that drive right before halftime, I think was the drive that kind of turned the tide for us just mentally on offence. It gave us some good momentum, some good confidence and we played much more complete football in the second half.” Lulay, who has now completed at least one touchdown pass in each of B.C.’s past 16 regular season games, drew praise from his coach Mike Benevides. “Travis is an outstanding quarterback and an outstanding leader,” said Benevides. “I think he doesn’t get enough credit. He plays with tremendous poise, he’s got great study habits and he understands the game.” Harris also commended Lulay for his poise as a starting quarterback. “No matter what’s going on — ups or downs — he’s pretty level headed and stays the same kind of guy,” Harris said. “It’s great to have a leader like that. His vibe just filters throughout the team.” Paul McCallum kicked four field
goals for the Lions (3-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak. “It’s a huge win for us especially on the road and against a western team,” Harris said. “We’ve just got to build from this and continue on with more wins.” The Stampeders (2-3) couldn’t get anything going against the B.C. defence and had to settle for just a safety and two field goals by Rene Paredes. “We weren’t able to do anything in any of the three phases to turn the momentum, to seize the momentum,” said Calgary coach and general manager John Hufnagel. “That’s such a large part of the game is momentum and we just weren’t able to do it.” Calgary quarterback Kevin Glenn, who completed 19-of-28 passes for 245 yards, said the Stamps have to put the setback behind them leading into their next game on Aug. 9 in Hamilton against the Tiger-Cats. “The important thing is we’ve got to get over it,” Glenn said. “We’ve got to learn from it, but we’ve still got to forget it.” Calgary went up 2-0 at 7:08 of the first quarter when McCallum was forced to concede a safety in his own end zone. On the Stampeders’ next drive, B.C. linebacker Adam Bighill intercepted an errant pass by Glenn to give the Lions the ball back. “We just played together tonight,” said Bighill, who gave credit to B.C.’s defensive line for their solid play. “They put pressure on the quarterback (and) helped me get that interception. It all starts up front ... big credit to those guys up front really helping us out tonight.” After a nine-play, 40-yard drive, McCallum kicked a 39-yard field goal to put B.C. up by a point through one quarter of play. Paredes kicked a 42-yard field goal
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B.C. Lions’ quarterback Travis Lulay, right, outruns Calgary Stampeders’ Brian Bulcke during second half CFL football action in Calgary, Saturday. at 6:47 of the second quarter for the Stampeders before McCallum responded with one of his own from 45 yards out for the Lions four minutes later. Late in the first half, Lulay led B.C. on a seven-play, 74-yard drive that culminated with the 17-yard touchdown pass to Foster to put the Lions up 13-5. Paredes opened the second half with a 45-yard field goal before McCallum replied with a 28 yarder. With Calgary facing a third-andthree situation, the Stamps lined up in punt formation but instead tried a
trick play when the ball was snapped directly to Arjei Franklin, who ran for a two-yard gain before being tackled. That resulted in a turnover on downs and gave the Lions great field position at Calgary’s 44-yard line. Eight plays later, Lulay threw a fiveyard touchdown strike to Harris in the end zone to give the Lions a 23-8 lead through three quarters of play. Harris also caught a 19-yard TD pass from Lulay in the fourth quarter, while McCallum added a 94-yard punt single and a nine-yard field goal.
Fantuz, Burris lead Ticats to comeback win over Riders BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Tiger-Cats 35 Roughriders 34 REGINA — Just as he’d predicted, Hamilton Tiger-Cats slotback Andy Fantuz received a warm welcome from the Saskatchewan Roughriders fans on Saturday. That reception cooled considerably though as Fantuz and quarterback Henry Burris — also a former Roughrider — led the Ticats to a 35-34 comefrom-behind victory over Saskatchewan. Burris threw three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Hamilton avenge a 43-16 loss to the Roughriders in Hamilton in late June. “You know what they say. It’s never over until it gets to zeros on the scoreboard time clock,” said Tiger-Cats head coach George Cortez. “That’s what you keep telling the players and you hope that eventually they believe it.” The sellout crowd of 32,898 at Mosaic Stadium fans treated Fantuz as just another player on the opposing team as soon as play began. The Riders fans also kept up the tradition of greeting Burris with the mocking chant of “Hen-ry, Hen-ry, Hen-ry.” Like Fantuz, the Tiger-Cats quarterback is a former Roughrider, having played with the Calgary Stampeders before being dealt to Hamilton in the off-season. Before signing with the Tiger-Cats as a free agent last winter, Fantuz spent six seasons with the Riders and was an integral part of Saskatchewan’s Grey
Cup championship in 2007, a game in which he was named Outstanding Canadian. On Saturday afternoon, Fantuz was restricted to two receptions for 39 yards — both coming in the first half — in a game that was dominated by the defences and the kickers until the offences finally shifted into gear in the second half. “They did some things on defence that took Andy away from us, but we have other weapons on this offence we can go to and use effectively,” said Burris, who completed 28 of 38 passes for 355 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. “This is a team that’s trying to learn how to win on the road. What better place to do it than the toughest environment in the CFL here in Saskatchewan.” The victory, Hamilton’s third in a row, improved the Tiger-Cats record to 3-2. The Roughriders have dropped to 3-2 with back-to-back losses. This marked the second time in as many week that Saskatchewan has blown a sizable lead in the fourth quarter. “You get paid to tackle,” said Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin, whose reeling team lost to Calgary 41-38 in overtime on July 20. Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant tossed touchdown passes of 74 yards to wide receiver Taj Smith and 20 yards to Jock Sanders in the third quarter. The timely TDs were a response to the TigerCats, who had tied the game 14-14 on a Burris touchdown strike of 21 yards to Chris Williams. Durant finished the game with 24 completions in 39 attempts for 380 yards and two touchdowns. He
Couples wins Senior Open Championship, first win in Britain
was picked off once, by Bo Smith. Burris answered Durant in the fourth quarter with touchdown strikes of 10 yards to Onrea Jones and 16 yards to Dave Stala, before hitting Jones again with the go-ahead touchdown on third-and-five with just under three minutes remaining. “We were down in terms of the score,” Burris said. “But the offensive group and I knew we had a long way to go in the game yet.” The Roughriders opened the scoring on the game’s first possession, with rookie tailback Kory Sheets finding the end zone on a third-down gamble from a yard out. The Tiger-Cats responded immediately with a 32-yard field goal by Luca Congi, another former Roughrider. Following a 52-yard single by Hamilton punter Josh Bartel in the second quarter, Saskatchewan’s Chris Milo and Congi exchanged field goals of 46 and 27 yards, respectively. Late in the opening half, Milo added a second field for Saskatchewan, this one a chip shot of 13 yards, to give the Roughriders a 13-7 halftime lead. Both teams now go into a bye week. The TigerCats return to action on Aug. 9 in Hamilton against the Stamps while the next game for the Roughriders is Aug. 10 in Edmonton against the Eskimos. “It’s about focus. We have to see what we can do to get leads and hold leads. We’re letting opportunities slip,” said Chamblin. “It’s still a 3-2 team. The sky is not falling down. When we come back (after the bye week) it’s a new season.”
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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TURNBERRY — Fred Couples won the Senior British Open by two strokes from Gary Hallberg on Sunday after holing a 25-foot putt to finish with consecutive birdies. The 1992 Masters champion shot a 3-under 67 to total 9-under 271 on the Ailsa course and win his first tournament in Britain. Hallberg hit a 66, equaling the best round of the day with Mark Calcavecchia of the United States and Carl Mason. English pair Barry Lane (69) and Mason and Dick Mast of the United States (67) had a share of third at 4 under. Overnight leader Bernhard Langer dropped five shots in five holes on the way home to shoot a 75 and slip into equal sixth place. “I’ve never won an Open Championship, so this is the next best thing. And I believe I now get into the Open at Muirfield next year, which is great,” Couples said. “It was a fun day out there. Bernhard and I were neck and neck for a long time. Then I saw Gary had birdied the 17th to draw level, so I knew I needed to birdie 17. I hit a couple of great shots down 17 and two-putted for birdie, then the hole got in the way for my birdie putt at 18. “It’s my biggest senior tour win by far on a truly great golf course. I can now say I won the Senior British Open at Turnberry in really challenging weather.” Couples was locked in a struggle with Langer until the German double-bogeyed No. 12 and the American birdied for a three-shot swing. Langer then bogeyed three holes in a row from No. 14 to slip out of contention. Hallberg posted the best round of the tournament with a 63 on Friday before following that up with a 73 on Saturday. On Sunday, he made six birdies and didn’t drop a shot. Calcavecchia had four birdies and no dropped shots, while Mason had three birdies, an eagle and dropped just one shot. Tom Watson closed with a 69, his third sub-par round of the tournament to share 10th place on 279. “I played with Carl Mason and he played a wonderful round of golf. I played well and I love being back at Turnberry,” Watson said. “It has had a lot of significance for me in my career.” Watson beat Jack Nicklaus in the 1977 British Open at Turnberry in what is known as the “Duel in the Sun.” He also beat Mason in a 2010 playoff at Turnberry to win the first of his three Senior British Open titles.
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New England Patriots defensive end Jake Bequette (66), and Patriots linebacker Mike Rivera right, grapple during a drill at an NFL football training camp in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday. Teams across the NFL opened training camps over the weekend to start getting ready for the 2012 season which starts September 5.
Park overtakes Lewis for Evian Masters title THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Inbee Park of South Korea ended her four-year wait for a U.S. LPGA Tour title when she hit a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the Evian Masters for the first time, beating veteran Karrie Webb and overnight co-leader Stacy Lewis by two shots. It was only Park’s second win on the U.S. LPGA circuit and the first since she became the youngest to win the women’s U.S. Open in 2008, when she was 19.
“It feels great, it was four years ago but it feels longer than that,” the 24-year-old Park said after posting a 17-under 271. “I finished the round with some really strong putting today.” Lewis, who shared the overnight lead with Park, found form late on but her superb long putt for eagle on the 18th came too late. “I actually played really good. I had probably four or five putts that I thought I made and just lipped out,” said Lewis, who was runner-up last year to Japan’s Ai Miyazato, also by two shots.
“It’s huge for me, because I didn’t play well yesterday, didn’t play my best today, and still I was right there. ” Park nailed birdies on the last three holes amid a late charge from China’s Shanshan Feng, whose round of 66 included an eagle on the 18th. “After yesterday, a lot of players were in contention so I knew I had to shoot a good score out there,” Park said. “The greens were a lot quicker than the last five years. I like the fast greens, so I think that really suited me as well.”
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Rain couldn’t hinder exciting day two RECORDS BROKEN IN SWIMMING, DREAM TEAM GETS FIRST VICTORY, BRITAIN GETS FIRST MEDAL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Two more swimming world records sank at the Olympic pool Sunday and Spain’s highly favoured football team tumbled out of medal contention at the London Games. American Dana Vollmer won the 100 butterfly in a world record and was followed by Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa, who set a world mark to win the 100-metre breaststroke. “I’m on top of the world right now.” Vollmer said. “I still know I can go faster.” But the biggest surprise at the Aquatics Centre came from France’s 4x100-meter freestyle relay team, which upset the favoured United States and Australia. The Americans led almost all the way until Yannick Agnel pulled ahead of Ryan Lochte in the final lap. France clocked 3 minutes, 9.93 seconds, and the Americans settled for silver in 3:10.38. Russia took bronze in 3:11.41, with pre-race favourite Australia fading to finish fourth. Spain’s under-23 football team, hoping to add Olympic gold to the coun-
try’s senior world and European titles, was eliminated after an upset 1-0 loss to Honduras in Newcastle. Host country Britain picked up its first two medals of the London Games, with Beijing Olympics champion Rebecca Adlington taking silver in the 400-meter freestyle after cyclist Lizzie Armitstead finished second in the rainslickened road race. Earlier, Kevin Durant scored 22 points and Kobe Bryant added 10 as the latest incarnation of the U.S. basketball’s latest edition of the Dream Team beat France 98-71 in its tournament opener with first lady Michelle Obama cheering in the stands. LeBron James, who had eight assists for the Americans, said the effort was far from perfect. “We had too many turnovers, too many fouls and we had a couple of defensive rebounds we could have come up with,” James said. “But overall, we played a pretty good game for as close to 40 minutes as possible.” After a week of sunshine, heavy rain on the second day of competition affected the start of tennis on the lawn courts at Wimbledon and gave horses
problems in the dressage portion of the three-day event. That wasn’t the only issue. Organizers responded to intense public criticism by offering tickets to local school children and soldiers who stepped in to guard the games after it emerged that blocks of prime seats were being left empty at Olympic venues that are reportedly sold out. Organizing chief Sebastian Coe said the troops and students would fill the gaps. In the 140-kilometre road race held in mostly pelting rain, Armitstead took silver behind Marianne Vos of the Netherlands. Vos, a former world champion, made a daring move past Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya to emerge from a three-rider breakaway on the last straight near Buckingham Palace. “It is the most special thing I have ever experienced,” Armitstead said of cheering local fans who braved the terrible weather along the route. “It was crazy, so inspiring.” The joy of Britain’s first medal was tempered by news from the country’s athletics federation that its top marathoner, Paula Radcliffe, has pulled out
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France’s Amaury Lavaux, left, Clement Lefert, center, and Fabien Gilot celebrate as they win gold in the men’s 4x100-metre freestyle relay final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sunday.
of the Aug. 5 race due to a foot injury. While the weather was bad, there were other problems: a female gymnast from Uzbekistan was provisionally suspended after failing a doping test, the second case of the games. The IOC says Luiza Galiulina tested positive for the diuretic furosemide on Wednesday. It came a day after the IOC expelled Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku from the games after he tested positive for the banned steroid stanozolol on July 23. St. Kitts & Nevis sprinter Tameka Williams was sent home by her team for a potential drug violation. Williams had been using a substance which was “clearly outside the medical code,” St. Kitts Olympic committee vice-president Dennis Knight told The Associated Press. Knight said Williams had not tested positive, but the team acted after consulting with the World AntiDoping Agency “to find out about the product,” which was not disclosed. Hundreds of fans wanting to see New Zealand, Brazil, Belarus and Egypt were stranded in London or forced to sit on the train floor Sunday as service operators supplied only two morning London-to-Manchester services in time for the noon kickoff of the New Zealand-Egypt match in Manchester, 200 miles (320 kilometres) northwest of London. At Wimbledon in southwest London, the new retractable roof came in handy as pouring rain halted all but 12 matches. On uncovered Court 1, 2008 bronze medallist Novak Djokovic endured two long delays en route to a win over Fabio Fognini of Italy, 6-7 (7), 6-2, 6-2. “I haven’t played an official match since Wimbledon, so it took me a set and a half to really get into the rhythm,” said Djokovic, seeded No. 2. “Obviously the rain delay affected the game, and I wasn’t sharp enough after the rain delay.” Maria Sharapova won her Olympic debut, beating Shahar Peer of Israel 6-2, 6-0 on the protected Centre Court, and Andy Murray returned to the court where he lost the Wimbledon final to Roger Federer earlier this month. Murray beat a Swiss this time. overcoming Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3, 6-3. Three-time gold medallist Venus Williams, No. 1-seeded Victoria Azarenka and Andy Roddick all had their matches postponed. In the first of 14 gold medals on offer Sunday, shooter Guo Wenjun defended her women’s 10-meter air pistol title, giving China its second gold at the range. Kimberly Rhode won the gold medal in women’s skeet, making her the first American to win an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics. An Kae Um won North Korea’s first gold medal of the games in the women’s judo 52-kilogram category. The 20-year-old An defeated Acosta Bermoy of Cuba in the final in a match that went into overtime.
Cyclist speaks out on sexism BY THE CANADIAN PRESS LONDON — Biting her tongue does not seem Lizzie Armistead’s strong point, but the young Briton did just that prior to winning the silver medal in the Olympic women’s road race Saturday. Armistead, 23, said she buttoned her lip when Pat McQuade, president of the world governing body of cycling (UCI), shook her hand at the start line. “It was the kind of moment where you kind of want to say ‘Let’s sit down and have a conversation after this,”’ Armistead said. She made the comment after being asked at the post-race news conference about equality for women in the Olympics, and how she felt about racing in an Olympic field of just 66 when she is used to competing in much larger fields. “It’s something that can get overwhelming and very frustrating, the sexism that I experience in my career,” she continued. “But it’s something that as an elite athlete that you just get used. At the moment there’s not much I can do to change it but after my (athletic) career I hope to.” Asked to elaborate on the sexism, she said it was “obviously just a big issue in women’s sport.”
“The obvious things like salary, media coverage, just general things that you have to sort of cope with in your career. Like I say if you focus too much on that, you get very disheartened and I try to focus on the positives.” Armistead said plenty could be done to improve the problem “but certainly I think we could get more help from the top — which is the UCI. Just certain things like forcing perhaps pro teams to have an equivalent women’s team et cetera, but I don’t want to focus too much on the negatives really.” Asked whether athletes should use the courts to force such changes, Armistead said “it’s something I’m not qualified to even think about. I’m just a cyclist. “Obviously if we join together, we’ve got a stronger stance and I think it’s something we do need to do. But the problem is we are elite athletes training every day trying our best every day. So it’s very difficult to try to come together when I’ve been at home five weeks this year, to try to tackle that massive issue. Unfortunately it’s something that will take a while to change.” Armistead was also happy to address a question on being a vegetarian. “I’ve been a vegetarian since I was about 10 years old, just simply because I don’t like meat and I can’t sort of get my head around eating a corpse.”
New Zealand’s Mike Dawson competes in the heats of the K-1 men’s kayak slalom at Lee Valley Whitewater Center, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, in London. Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Canadian wrestlers want to keep winning quietly LONDON — Canadian wrestlers often fly under the radar at the Olympics despite producing an abundance of medals over the years. With 14 medals won, the sport has historically been the sixth most successful for Canada since 1900, behind track and field with 51 and swimming with 40. Rowing (35), canoeing (21) and boxing (17) follow. Canada has won at least one medal in wrestling, six in total, in the last five Olympics beginning in 1992. The team once again has plenty of medal potential with
the women leading the way at the London Olympics. Tonya Verbeek won a silver medal in Greece, followed by a bronze in Beijing four years ago. At 34, the Grimsby, Ont., native will attempt to complete a hat trick at the London Games in the 55-kilogram category. Verbeek said she’s using her age as a source of motivation. “I feel that when I wrestle at my best I’m a hard match no matter what my age says beside my name,” Verbeek said at the news conference this weekend. “It keeps me on my toes and makes me know that I have to be ready for every match.”
Carol Huynh of Hazelton, B.C., a gold medallist in Beijing, is back to defend her title in the 48-kilogram category. “I feel physically strong, fit, fast as ever,” said Huynh, 31. “I can’t wait to compete. I feel like I’m really ready.” Canadian women have dominated on the international stage lately, having won 11 medals in world championships since 2008. The success could continue in London, with Quebec’s Martine Dugrenier (63 kg) and Leah Callahan (72 kg), a native of Newfoundland, also competing. Dugrenier came close to winning a bronze medal in Beijing.
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Braves getting ready for provincials BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Logan Hill got his first taste in international competition and turned in a solid performance for the Canadian Junior Golf Association team at the Euro Junior Golf Cup in Scotland. The 15-year-old, who was up against competitors as much as four years older than himself, posted a 3-2-1 record in six matchplay matches against players from Scotland and the United States. He helped the Canadian team win the title for the second year in a row.
Rampage eliminated The Red Deer TBS Rampage dropped a 12-9 decision to the Sherwood Park Titans and were eliminated from the Rocky Mountain Junior B Tier I Lacrosse League playoffs. The Titans also beat the Rampage 11-8 Friday and swept the best-ofthree Northern Division final 2-0. Saturday’s game brought an end to the careers of three members of the Rampage — fourthyear goalie Adam Mooney, fifth-year transition player Curtis Ennis and firstyear defender Dave Westwood.
The Red Deer Carstar Braves have been busy of late, which is how head coach Terry Letkeman wanted it. The Braves played five NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League games in three days as they prepared for the provincial midget AAA championships, which open Wednesday in Okotoks. “It was good as it gave us a chance to set up our pitching rotation,” said Letkeman, who saw the Braves lose 10-5 and 5-3 to the Spruce Grove White Sox at Great Chief Park Sunday afternoon. “We wanted everyone to get a chance to get some work in, plus get some rest. We accomplished that and outside of some nagging injuries we’re as healthy as we can be.” But they’re far from 100 per cent healthy as Jonah Penner, who is one of the team’s top pitchers, will likely only play first base in the provincials. “His arm is sore enough that it’s doubtful he can pitch. In fact he just threw 18 pitches on Saturday before leaving,” said Letkeman, who also lost Mac Guckert earlier. “It seems like everyone else has a tender arm and we may get 100 pitches from them or 10. We’ll just see how it goes.” While the Braves have a losing record this season, they’re one of the younger teams in the league and have played well in July. “Since coming back from our break in early July we’ve played much better,” said Letkeman. “We turned it around and while there’s been the occasional blimp, we’ve played better ball. Our pitching has been better, which sets up the defence, which has been good for the most part, and we’ve got some timely hitting. I feel good about where we’re at.” The Braves, who are ranked ninth, play in a tough pool in the provincials, up against the number one, four, five and eighth ranked teams. “If we were healthy I felt we could pull
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Jonah Penner of the Red Deer Braves was out at first after Spruce Grove’s first baseman Matt Schroeder made the catch. The Braves played five games on the weekend and will now head to the provincial Midget AAA championships this Wednesday in Okotoks. off one or two surprises, now it depends on how many arms we have healthy,” said Letkeman. The Braves fell behind early in the opener against Spruce Grove, trailing 9-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth inning. However they scored twice in the fourth and fifth and once in the sixth. Levi Moon started on the mound and allowed nine runs — six earned — on seven hits and six walks over 4 1/3 innings. Joel Mazurkewich tossed 2 2/3 innings of no-hit
ball, allowing one unearned run on three walks. Reign Letkeman and Sam Schierman had two hits each for the Braves while Schierman drove in a pair of runs. Nik Fischer started the nightcap for Red Deer and gave up four runs on six hits and no walks and fanned five in four innings. Brett Barrett went two innings and gave up a run on two hits. The Braves managed just four hits. firstname.lastname@example.org
RD City falls to tough Calgary Saints squad BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Saints 4 City 0 The Red Deer City FC could have sat back and hoped to keep the score close against the Calgary Saints in their Alberta
Major Women’s Soccer League meeting at Great Chief Park Sunday afternoon. After all they knew how to play the Saints tough as shown in a 1-0 loss to the Calgary side the previous Sunday. But assistant coach Ado Sar-
cevic had other ideas, and after falling behind 1-0 at the half, he tried to open things up and eventually dropped a 4-0 decision. “We played hard the first half and it was very physical but down 1-0 we changed to a 4-4-2
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● Senior men’s baseball: Lacombe at Gary Moe Volkswagon, doubleheader starting at 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 1; The Hideout at North Star Sports, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 2.
● Senior men’s baseball: Printing Place at Sylvan Lake, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Sunburst baseball: St. Albert at Red Deer Stags, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 1.
● Senior men’s baseball: Lacombe at North Star Sports, 6:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Sunburst baseball: Parkland at Red Deer Riggers, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park 1. ● Women’s rugby: Calgary Hornets at Red Deer Titans, 8 p.m., Titans Park.
● Golf: Central Alberta Men’s Amateur at Red Deer Golf and Country Club.
● Golf: Central Alberta Men’s Amateur at Red Deer Golf and Country Club.
● Golf: Central Alberta Men’s Amateur at Red Deer Golf and Country Club.
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Red Deer City goalkeeper Lauren Good was helpless as Calgary NSDSC Saints’ striker Lauren Deeks, left, puts away a shot from just in front of the net, to take a 1-0 lead in the first half. City eventually fell to the Saints by the score of 4-0.
system the second half and tried to open it up a little more,” he explained. “We had some good opportunities and got the ball through very well, but we were also scored upon because we tried to open it up. But it was also more fun to watch and the girls enjoyed it more.” Sarcevic, who is the technical director for the Red Deer City Soccer Association (RDCSA) and the Red Deer Renegades Soccer Association, was handling the team in place of head coach Chris Keem, who was running the RDCSA tournament. Sarcevic knows the team needs to continue to work on “several aspects.” of the game “But they’re a talented group and with the right approach towards working hard it will make a world of difference.” The Red Deer crew are also still missing team scoring leader Paula Dadensky and defender Moira Duley and Cori Van Der Voort weren’t 100 per cent. “Cori isn’t healthy and Moira played the first half, but missed the second,” said Sarcevic. “As a result we were forced to move some players back and there was some confusion as they weren’t used to it. We also have some younger players who don’t have the experience yet. But we believe next year will be better. The girls do work hard and give everything they have now it’s up to the coaches to make the difference.” The City crew have a 0-9-1 record with four games remaining. They play Aug. 1 in Calgary against the Alliance and Aug. 12 against the Callies and host Edmonton Northwest United Aug. 11 and the Edmonton Angels Aug. 15. email@example.com
Renegades U16 girls get gold Buccaneers go down swinging in semifinals RED DEER SOCCER TOURNAMENT The Red Deer Renegades U16 team downed the Calgary Rangers 2-0 in the final of the U16 girls’ division of the Red Deer City Soccer Association tournament Sunday afternoon. The Renegades U14 Tier I girls’ team played in the U16 division and missed going to the final on goal difference to the Rangers, who they tied 1-1 in pool play. The U14 squad’s only loss was 1-0 to the Renegades U16 team. In pool play the Renegades U16 squad defeated Edmonton Juventus 1-0 and the Rangers 3-2. The U14 team beat Juventus 2-0. In the boy’s U18 division, the West Warriors downed the Renegades 2-0 in the final after Red Deer beat the Spartans Red 2-0 in the semifinals. In pool play the Renegades defeated Coaldale 6-0 and Yellowknife 6-0. The Renegades U18 girls downed Coaldale 5-1 in the bronze medal contest after losing 2-1 to Camrose in
the semifinals. The Calgary Blizzard stopped Camrose 2-0 in the final. The U16 boys’ final went to Lacombe with a 2-0 win over Edmonton Mill Woods. Lacombe defeated the Renegades 7-2 and Mill Woods downed the Red Deer City Soccer Association team 3-1 in the semifinals. In earlier play the Renegades downed Mill Woods 1-0 and lost 1-0 to Big Country while the RDCSA defeated Camrose 1-0 and lost 3-1 to Lacombe, who downed Camrose 6-1. Calgary Vilaq defeated the Renegades 9-0 in the U14 boys’ final. Red Deer reached the final with a 2-0 win over the Strikers while Vilaq whipped the Xtreme 10-1. In preliminary play Vilag edged the Renegades 2-1 while the Renegades downed Southwest United 8-2. The U12 boys saw the Sting beat the Renegades Y team 8-0 in the bronze medal game.
The Central Alberta Buccaneers season came to an end Saturday, but they didn’t go down without a fight. The Bucs dropped a 44-34 decision to the Grande Prairie Drillers in the Alberta Football League quarter-final in Grande Prairie. “It was a very, very good game and we gave them everything they could handle,” said Bucs head coach Duane Brown. “We came out swinging and battle them to the end.” The Buccaneers led 17-14 at the half, before the Drillers got rolling. “They got it together in the second half, and pulled ahead, but we came back at them toward the end,” added Brown. “It was a disappointing end to the season, but we left the game happy as we knew we gave it our all. It’s something to build on next season.” The Bucs had quarterback Byron Stearns back, which helped as he’s been away with work commitments for most of the season. Tylor Johnson had a touchdown, two field goals and four converts for the Buccaneers with single majors added by Marc Glasgow, Jamie Blinkhorn and Josh Sorensen.
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Monday, July 30, 2012
New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto Boston
American League East Division W L Pct 60 41 .594 53 49 .520 53 49 .520 51 50 .505 51 51 .500
GB — 7 1/2 7 1/2 9 9 1/2
Chicago Detroit Cleveland Minnesota Kansas City
Central Division W L Pct 55 46 .545 54 48 .529 50 52 .490 43 58 .426 41 60 .406
GB — 1 1/2 5 1/2 12 14
Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle
West Division W L Pct 59 41 .590 55 46 .545 55 47 .539 47 57 .452
GB — 4 1/2 5 14
Saturday’s Games Toronto 5, Detroit 1 Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 6 Seattle 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 6, Baltimore 1 Minnesota 12, Cleveland 5 Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 2 Tampa Bay 3, L.A. Angels 0 Today’s Games Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 2-2) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 4-4), 5:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-10) at Texas (Oswalt 3-1), 5:05 p.m. Detroit (Scherzer 10-5) at Boston (Buchholz 8-3), 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-1) at Minnesota (De Vries 2-2), 6:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 14-4) at Oakland (Griffin 3-0), 8:05 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 8-7) at Seattle (Iwakuma 1-2), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 5:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Cleveland at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. Toronto at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. Sunday’s Major League Linescores Detroit 030 000 001 — 4 5 1 Toronto 100 000 000 — 1 7 0 Fister, Valverde (9) and Laird; Cecil, Carreno (7), E.Crawford (9) and Mathis. W—Fister 5-7. L—Cecil 2-4. Sv—Valverde (20). HRs—Detroit, Jh.Peralta 2 (8). Oakland 000 001 000 — 1 7 2 Baltimore 004 011 00x — 6 8 1 Blackley, J.Miller (6) and D.Norris; W.Chen, O’Day (6), Patton (7), Strop (8), Ayala (9) and Wieters. W—W.Chen 9-6. L—Blackley 3-3. HRs—Baltimore, Wieters (13), Quintanilla (1). Cleveland 000 100 000 — 1 6 0 Minnesota 000 210 20x — 5 8 0 Jimenez, Sipp (7) and Marson; Duensing, Al.Burnett (7), Burton (8), Perkins (9) and Doumit. W—Duensing 2-6. L—Jimenez 8-10. HRs—Minnesota, Morneau (13). Tampa Bay 000 001 100 — 2 7 0 Los Angeles000 000 000 — 0 4 0 Hellickson, Farnsworth (7), Jo.Peralta (8), Rodney (9) and Lobaton; Greinke, Hawkins (8), Isringhausen (9) and Iannetta. W—Hellickson 6-6. L—Greinke 0-1. Sv—Rodney (30). Kansas City001 010 031 — 6 10 1 Seattle 010 200 22x — 7 12 1 W.Smith, K.Herrera (7), Collins (7), Mijares (8), G.Holland (8) and S.Perez; F.Hernandez, Luetge (8), League (8), O.Perez (8), Wilhelmsen (9) and Olivo. W—O.Perez 1-2. L—Mijares 2-2. Sv—Wilhelmsen (14). Chicago 000 000 000 — 0 7 1 Texas 001 010 00x — 2 8 0 Floyd, Septimo (7), H.Santiago (8) and Flowers; Feldman, Nathan (9) and Napoli. W—Feldman 5-6. L—Floyd 8-9. Sv—Nathan (21). Boston 020 000 000 1 — 3 9 0 New York 000 000 110 0 — 2 7 0 (10 innings) Doubront, Albers (7), A.Miller (7), Aceves (8) and Saltalamacchia; Kuroda, R.Soriano (9), D.Robertson (10) and R.Martin. W—Aceves 2-6. L—D.Robertson 1-4. HRs—New York, R.Martin (12). AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING—Trout, Los Angeles, .350; Konerko, Chicago, .330; Mauer, Minnesota, .328; MiCabrera, Detroit, .324; AJackson, Detroit, .317; Ortiz, Boston, .316; Cano, New York, .312; Beltre, Texas, .312. RUNS—Trout, Los Angeles, 75; Granderson, New York, 70; Kinsler, Texas, 70; MiCabrera, Detroit, 67; AdJones, Baltimore, 67; Choo, Cleveland, 66;
Encarnacion, Toronto, 66. RBI—MiCabrera, Detroit, 83; Hamilton, Texas, 83; Willingham, Minnesota, 78; ADunn, Chicago, 73; Encarnacion, Toronto, 72; Fielder, Detroit, 72; Teixeira, New York, 71. HITS—MiCabrera, Detroit, 131; Jeter, New York, 129; Cano, New York, 124; AGordon, Kansas City, 118; Beltre, Texas, 117; AdGonzalez, Boston, 117; AdJones, Baltimore, 117; Rios, Chicago, 117. DOUBLES—AGordon, Kansas City, 34; Choo, Cleveland, 32; Cano, New York, 29; Brantley, Cleveland, 28; MiCabrera, Detroit, 28; AdGonzalez, Boston, 28; Kinsler, Texas, 28. TRIPLES—JWeeks, Oakland, 6; Andrus, Texas, 5; Berry, Detroit, 5; De Aza, Chicago, 5; AJackson, Detroit, 5; Reddick, Oakland, 5; Rios, Chicago, 5; ISuzuki, New York, 5; Trout, Los Angeles, 5; Zobrist, Tampa Bay, 5. HOME RUNS—ADunn, Chicago, 31; Encarnacion, Toronto, 28; Granderson, New York, 28; Hamilton, Texas, 28; Bautista, Toronto, 27; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 27; Willingham, Minnesota, 27. STOLEN BASES—Trout, Los Angeles, 31; RDavis, Toronto, 28; Revere, Minnesota, 24; Kipnis, Cleveland, 21; Crisp, Oakland, 20; Kinsler, Texas, 19; De Aza, Chicago, 18; DeJennings, Tampa Bay, 18; BUpton, Tampa Bay, 18. PITCHING—Price, Tampa Bay, 14-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 13-1; Sale, Chicago, 12-3; MHarrison, Texas, 12-6; Verlander, Detroit, 11-6; Vargas, Seattle, 11-7; Darvish, Texas, 11-7. STRIKEOUTS—FHernandez, Seattle, 153; Verlander, Detroit, 146; Scherzer, Detroit, 142; Darvish, Texas, 138; Shields, Tampa Bay, 134; Price, Tampa Bay, 130; Peavy, Chicago, 126. SAVES—Rodney, Tampa Bay, 30; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 30; CPerez, Cleveland, 29; RSoriano, New York, 26; Broxton, Kansas City, 23; Aceves, Boston, 22; Nathan, Texas, 21.
Washington Atlanta New York Miami Philadelphia
National League East Division W L Pct 61 40 .604 57 44 .564 49 53 .480 47 54 .465 45 57 .441
GB — 4 12 1/2 14 16 1/2
Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston
Central Division W L Pct 61 40 .604 58 43 .574 54 48 .529 45 56 .446 42 58 .420 35 68 .340
GB — 3 7 1/2 16 18 1/2 27
West Division W L Pct 55 46 .545 56 47 .544 51 51 .500 43 60 .417 37 63 .370
GB — — 4 1/2 13 17 1/2
San Francisco Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado
Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 2 L.A. Dodgers 10, San Francisco 0 Pittsburgh 4, Houston 3 Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1 Miami 4, San Diego 2 Washington 4, Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 9, Colorado 7 Arizona 6, N.Y. Mets 3 Today’s Games Miami (Buehrle 9-9) at Atlanta (Hanson 11-5), 5:10 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 6-7) at Cincinnati (Leake 4-6), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Bedard 5-11) at Chicago Cubs (Germano 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Houston (B.Norris 5-8) at Milwaukee (Estrada 0-4), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 8-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Harang 7-5), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 1-4) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 11-6), 8:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. San Diego at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. St. Louis at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Sunday’s Major League Linescores San Diego 001 100 020 0 — 4 7 2 Miami 000 004 000 1 — 510 1 (10 innings) Richard, Thayer (6), Gregerson (8), Brach (10) and Jo.Baker; Jo.Johnson, LeBlanc (6), M.Dunn (7), Mujica (8), H.Bell (8), Cishek (9), Webb (10) and Hayes. W—Webb 4-2. L—Brach 0-2. HRs—San Diego, Alonso (5). Philadelphia000 101 000 — 2 9 1 Atlanta 201 000 30x — 6 9 0 Halladay, Diekman (7), K.Kendrick (7), Papelbon (8) and Ruiz; T.Hudson, Venters (6), Durbin (6), O’Flaherty (8), C.Martinez (9) and D.Ross. W—T. Hudson 10-4. L—Halladay 4-6. HRs—Philadelphia,
Victorino (9). Atlanta, Heyward (16), C.Jones (10). Pittsburgh 000 200 102 — 5 11 0 Houston 001 221 30x — 9 12 0 Ja.McDonald, Correia (6), J.Hughes (8) and McKenry; Harrell, Fe.Rodriguez (6), W.Wright (7), Cordero (8), Fick (9), X.Cedeno (9), W.Lopez (9) and C.Snyder. W—Harrell 8-7. L—Ja.McDonald 10-5. HRs—Pittsburgh, G.Jones (16). Houston, Schafer (4). Wash. 100 001 142 02 — 1115 1 Milwaukee 201 002 220 01 — 1011 0 (11 innings) G.Gonzalez, Mattheus (7), Stammen (8), Clippard (11) and Flores; M.Rogers, Henderson (6), L.Hernandez (7), Fr.Rodriguez (8), Axford (8), Veras (10), Loe (11) and Lucroy, M.Maldonado. W— Stammen 4-1. L—Veras 3-4. Sv—Clippard (20). HRs—Washington, Lombardozzi (2), Bernadina (3), Morse (8). Milwaukee, R.Weeks (11), Aoki (6), C.Gomez (9), Hart (19). St. Louis 000 000 110 0 — 2 7 1 Chicago 110 000 000 2 — 410 1 (10 innings) Wainwright, Browning (7), Salas (7), Rzepczynski (8), Boggs (8), Rosenthal (10) and Y.Molina; Maholm, Corpas (7), Camp (8), Marmol (9), Russell (10) and Clevenger. W—Russell 5-0. L—Rosenthal 0-1. HRs—St. Louis, Beltran (23). Chicago, Rizzo (7). Cincinnati 111 030 010 — 7 12 1 Colorado 200 000 000 — 2 6 1 Latos, LeCure (9) and Hanigan; J.Sanchez, C.Torres (5), Ekstrom (8), Mat.Reynolds (9) and Ra.Hernandez. W—Latos 9-3. L—J.Sanchez 0-2. HRs—Cincinnati, Stubbs (12), Bruce (20). Colorado, Rutledge (2). Los Angeles000 200 020 — 4 12 1 San Francisco000 000 000 — 0 5 1 Kershaw and A.Ellis; Vogelsong, Hensley (7), Affeldt (7), Kontos (8), S.Casilla (9), Ja.Lopez (9) and Posey. W—Kershaw 8-6. L—Vogelsong 8-5. New York 200 011 010 — 5 10 1 Arizona 000 001 000 — 1 4 0 Dickey, Rauch (8), Parnell (9) and Thole; J.Saunders, Bergesen (8) and M.Montero. W— Dickey 14-2. L—J.Saunders 5-7. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS McCutchen, Pgh MeCabrera, SF Votto, Cin Ruiz, Pha DWright, NYM CGonzalez, Col Holliday, StL Freese, StL Posey, SF Braun, Mil
G 97 97 86 93 98 92 99 92 91 95
AB 364 394 298 304 365 372 376 335 328 366
R 67 67 52 46 65 68 65 49 41 67
H 134 139 102 104 121 122 120 106 103 113
Avg. .368 .353 .342 .342 .332 .328 .319 .316 .314 .309
RUNS — Bourn, Atlanta, 69; CGonzalez, Colorado, 68; Braun, Milwaukee, 67; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 67; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 67; Holliday, St. Louis, 65; JUpton, Arizona, 65; DWright, N.Y. Mets, 65. RBIs — Beltran, St. Louis, 73; Kubel, Arizona, 72; DWright, N.Y. Mets, 71; Braun, Milwaukee, 70; CGonzalez, Colorado, 70; Holliday, St. Louis, 66; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 66. HITS — MeCabrera, San Francisco, 139; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 134; Bourn, Atlanta, 126; CGonzalez, Colorado, 122; DWright, N.Y. Mets, 121; Holliday, St. Louis, 120; Prado, Atlanta, 119. DOUBLES — Votto, Cincinnati, 36; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 35; DanMurphy, N.Y. Mets, 32; DWright, N.Y. Mets, 31; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 30; Cuddyer, Colorado, 29; Ethier, L.A. Dodgers, 28. TRIPLES — Fowler, Colorado, 10; Bourn, Atlanta, 8; MeCabrera, San Francisco, 8; SCastro, Chi Cubs, 8; DeJesus, Chi Cubs, 7; Reyes, Miami, 7; 12 tied at 5. HOME RUNS — Braun, Milwaukee, 28; Beltran, St. Louis, 23; Kubel, Arizona, 22; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 22; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 21; Bruce, Cincinnati, 20; IDavis, N.Y. Mets, 20; CGonzalez, Colorado, 20. STOLEN BASES — DGordon, L.A. Dodgers, 30; Bonifacio, Miami, 28; Bourn, Atlanta, 28; Campana, Chi Cubs, 26; Schafer, Houston, 25; Reyes, Miami, 24; Victorino, Philadelphia, 24. PITCHING — Dickey, N.Y. Mets, 14-2; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 13-5; Cueto, Cincinnati, 13-5; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 12-3; Strasburg, Washington, 11-4; Hamels, Philadelphia, 11-5; Hanson, Atlanta, 11-5; Miley, Arizona, 11-6; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 11-6. STRIKEOUTS — Strasburg, Washington, 151; Dickey, N.Y. Mets, 147; Kershaw, L.A. Dodgers, 143; Hamels, Philadelphia, 138; GGonzalez, Washington, 137; MCain, San Francisco, 130; Lincecum, San Francisco, 129. SAVES — Hanrahan, Pittsburgh, 31; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 30; SCasilla, San Francisco, 24; Motte, St. Louis, 23; Papelbon, Philadelphia, 22; Chapman, Cincinnati, 21; Jansen, L.A. Dodgers, 20; Clippard, Washington, 20. Parkland Baseball Legaue Rocky 9 Carstairs 7 Carstairs 10 Rocky 0
Alberta Downs Second Pace. $3,800. Time 1:55.2 Reservations Only (Clark) 18.80 12.20 Canyacrackher (Hennessy) 5.50 2.90 No Limit For Mjjz (Thomas) 2.10 Daily double: (3-3) paid $52.80 Exactor: (3-2) paid $134.10 Superfecta: (3-2-4) paid $105.55 Triactor: (3-2-4) paid $16.30 Third Pace. $3,200, time 1:58.3 Brendons Ruby Red (Tainsh)21.10 5.50 Down Home Stylish (Hoerdt)2.20 2.30 Rose Of Dawn (Hudon) 16.10 Exactor: (5-6) paid $132.10 Superfecta: (5-6) paid $31.20 Triactor: (5-6) paid $120.60 Fourth Pace. $7,500, time 1:55.1 Wannabe Cowboy (Grundy)7.30 19.30 Gts Jake (Gray) 5.90 4.60 Kg Explorer (Goulet) 3.70 Exactor: (5-4) paid $69.60 Pentafactor: (5-4-2-3-6) paid $0.00 Triactor: (5-4) paid $177.35 Fifth Pace. $5,400, time 1:56 Cloud Nine (Marino) 13.10 14.10 Bashful Beauty (Hoerdt) 4.50 3.70 Outlaw Pot Of Gold (Kolthammer) 5.80 Exactor: (1-7) paid $47.70 Pentafactor: (1-7-5-2-9) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (1-7-5-2) paid $53.75 Triactor: (1-7) paid $52.70 Sixth Pace. $25,000, time 1:58 Outlawcherishafool (Kolthammer) 15.40 8.80 Contesta Hanover (Clark) 4.80 2.80 Sureshowedu (Starkewski) 2.10 Exactor: (2-4) paid $59.80 Superfecta: (2-4-3-1) paid $49.75 Triactor: (2-4-3) paid $156.40 Seventh Pace. $25,000, time 1:59.3 Shadow Time (Marino) 6.70 3.10 Crown And Ginger (Brown) 3.50 0.00 Sharkys Law (Hennessy) 0.00 Exactor: (4-1) paid $21.90 Superfecta: (4-1-3-7) paid $150.85 Triactor: (4-1-3) paid $324.40 Win four: (5-1-2-4) paid $41.80 Eighth Pace. $3,800, time 1:58.1 Te Anau (Monkman) 20.80 0.00 Outlaw Star Maker (Kolthammer) 6.60 Barona Java (Marino) 4.60 Exactor: (7-9) paid $124.60 Pentafactor: (7-9-1-2-3) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (7-9-1) paid $194.55 Triactor: (7-9) paid $67.10 Ninth Pace. $8,500, time 1:55.4 Trust The Artist (Hoerdt) 3.50 2.10 Timberline Court (Hudon) 7.10 3.70 Flak Jacket (Gray) 2.50 Exactor: (9-5) paid $24.00 Pentafactor: (9-5-2-4-6) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (9-5-2) paid $153.65 Triactor: (9-5-2) paid $186.70 Tenth Pace. $3,200, time 1:59.4 Carro Avro (Jungquist) 4.50 2.70 Tequila Boom Boom (Hennessy) 2.90 Justabitfaster (Hudon) 2.60 Exactor: (2-4) paid $34.50 Pentafactor: (2-4-3-8-1) paid $256.75 Superfecta: (2-4-3-8) paid $112.60 Triactor: (2-4-3) paid $92.50 Eleventh Pace. $2,300, time 1:57.1 Capablenrewarding (Mcleod)59.70 42.70 Rango (Tainsh) 4.40 2.80 Hes Country (Schneider) 3.20 Exactor: (4-3) paid $87.10 Pentafactor: (4-3-1-2-5) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (4-3-1-2) paid $292.85 Triactor: (4-3) paid $146.00 Win three: (9-2-4) paid $11.00 Mutuels: $14,316
Results Sunday First Pace. $3,400, time 1:57.3 Shynaway (Tainsh) 7.80 8.303 .20 Me Myself And I (Clark) 7.30 3.50 Double L Cammie (Clark) 3.10 Exactor: (1-3) paid $80.50 Superfecta: (1-3-5-7) paid $26.60 Triactor: (1-3) paid $99.50 Second Pace. $2,800, time 1:55.2 Art By Dylan (Hoerdt) 8.40 4.50 2.70 Lakers R Electric (Schneider) 5.70 4.30 Super Sunrise (Marino) 3.30 Daily Double: (1-5) paid $62.10 Exactor: (5-4) paid $72.10 Superfecta: (5-4-1) paid $56.80 Triactor: (5) paid $41.30 Third Pace. $3,000, time 1:59.2 Jellos Fellow (Hoerdt) 10.00 4.80 3.00 Mavericks Pride (Chappell) 2.60 2.50 Westcoast Son (Clark)3.40 Exactor:(9-4) paid $10.20 Pentafactor: (9-4-7-2-1) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (9-4-7-2) paid $114.95 Triactor: (9-4-7) paid $93.70 Fourth Pace. $7,500, time 1:54.3 Minettas Nightstar (Clark) 3.30 2.102 .10 Shoplifter Hanover (Marino) 3.40 2.60 Nakednakednaked (Hudon) 2.40 Exactor: (5-3) paid $9.40 Superfecta: (5-3-2-6) paid $37.45 Triactor: (5-3-2) paid $66.30 Fifth Pace. $4,700, time 1:56 Acesndeuces (Clark) 5.90 3.90 2.80 Sharkalucchi (Clark) 3.90 3.60 Location Baran (Marino) 3.80 Exactor: (5-6) paid $16.20 Pentafactor: (5-6-7-2-1) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (5-6-7-2) paid $43.25 Triactor: (5-6-7) paid $29.20 Sixth Pace. $25,000, time 1:57.4 Premium Attaction (Hoerdt) 15.90 3.40 4.20 Beren Hanover (Clark) 2.60 2.20 Aerial Time (Chappell) 3.20 Exactor: (1-7) paid $15.50 Superfacta: (1-7-2-4) paid $39.15 Triactor: (1-7-2) paid $26.40 Seventh Pace. $25,000, time 1:55.4 Blue Star Admiral (Tainsh) 3.00 2.30 2.10 Tip Top Tap (Hennessy) 5.60 3.90 Western Shoot Out (Grundy) 2.80 Exactor: (2-3) paid $16.50 Superfecta: (2-3-4-7) paid $49.00 TRIACTOR (2-3-4) paid $31.60 Win Four: (5-5-1-2) paid $32.15 Eighth Pace. $3,900, time 1:55.1 Bridgette Hanover (Hudon) 9.60 4.40 2.90 Feelin Flush (Chappell) 4.40 3.50 Rossridge Divine (Gray) 6.70 Exactor: (1-7) paid $32.10 Pentafactor: (1-7-2-3-4) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (1-7-2-3) paid $36.20 Triactor: (1-7-2) paid $191.80 Ninth Pace. $5,500, time 1:54.3 Tap Out (Marino) 3.00 4.50 3.00 Baby You Save Me (Hoerdt) 5.20 2.80 Keystone Vanyla (Tainsh) 2.20 Exactor: (4-5) paid $18.40 Superfecta: (4-5-1-6) paid $52.20 Triactor: (4-5-1) paid $152.80 Tenth Pace. $5,400,TIME 1:54.3 Somethinsgoinon (Clark) 17.80 6.80 4.10 My World (Hoerdt) 7.80 3.90 Llshakerboomboom (Chappell) 3.40 Exactor: (3-6) paid $204.20 Superfecta: (3-6-5) paid $48.85 Triactor: (3-6) paid $194.65 Eleventh Pace. $2,800, time 1:56 Boiling Over (Marino) 14.20 5.60 2.90 Domino Theory (Tainsh) 3.10 3.60 Katies Gun (Grundy) 4.80 Exactor: (5-2) paid $112.60 Pentafactor: (5-2-1-6-4) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (5-2) paid $42.70 Triactor: (5-2) paid $162.60 Win Three: (4-3-5) paid$136.25 Mutuels: $16,183 Saturday First Pace. $4,000, time 2:00.3 Eternal Grace (Gray) 3.90 Cowgirlhall Offame (Schedlosky) Miss Reserve (Clark) 3.90 Exactor: (3-4) paid $8.60 Triactor: (3-4-5) paid $39.60
Friday First Pace. $3,000, time 1:58.1 Kg Pomerlin (Schedlosky) 7.80 Artninspiration (Jungquist) 3.20 Julie Caesar (Hennessy) 3.70 Exactor: (3) paid $29.20 Superfecta: (3-1-4-5) paid $25.20 Triactor: (3-1-4) paid $67.05 Second Pace. $3,900, time 1:55.1 Total Rhythm (Clark) 11.70 Bomber Brown (Jb Campbell)2.70 Senga San Tome (Grundy) 3.00 Daily double: (3-1) paid $57.10 Exactor: (1-4) paid $18.30 Superfecta: (1-4-3-5) paid $45.85
Triactor: (1-4-3) paid $55.50 Third Pace. $3,200, time 1:56.2 Lightemup (Gagne) 6.80 3.10 Red Star Big City (Gray) 2.10 5.10 Im Gunna Rock (Jb Campbell)2.90 Exactor: (1-2) paid $30.40 Pentafactor: (1-2-7-4-9) paid $652.15 Superfecta: (1-2-7-4) paid $68.95 Triactor: (1-2-7) paid $42.50 Fourth Pace. $3,600, time 1:55.3 B R Money Matters (Marino)4.00 2.10 Outlaw Imasurvivor (Hoerdt)3.00 2.40 Crafty Cracker (Grundy) 6.00 Exactor: (3-5) paid $18.90 Superfecta: (3-5-1) paid $35.55 Triactor: (3-5-1) paid $125.00 Fifth pace. $3,600, time 1:55.2 Apalamine (Tainsh) 11.20 5.30 Lady On A Mission (Remillard)6.10 5.60 Fly Bye Elly (Gray) 4.20 Exactor: (5-6) paid $49.20 Pentafactor: (5-6-7-2-1) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (5-6-7) paid $74.40 Triactor: (5-6) paid $87.95 Sixth pace. $3,800, time 1:54.2 Balzac Billy (Jungquist) 7.30 2.90 Skirmish (Clark) 3.00 2.20 Brandon Bey V (Hoerdt) 2.50 Exactor: (3-4) paid $21.40 Superfecta: (3-4-1-7) paid $33.55 Triactor: (3-4-1) paid $62.30 Seventh Pace. $3,600, time 1:56.2 Hollywood Lenny (Schneider)6.60 2.40 Too Young Man (Grundy) 2.20 2.70 Minettas Badboy (Remillard)10.80 Exactor: (7-5) paid $10.50 Pentafactor: (7-5-9-1-2) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (7-5-9) paid $85.35 Triactor: (7-5-9) paid $87.90 Win four: (3-5-3-7) paid $82.90 Eighth Pace. $6,000, time 1:53.4 Mr Mozzart (Marino) 3.30 2.20 Greek Ruler (Chappell) 3.10 2.20 Allbouttaj (Gagne) 3.20 Exactor: (5-4) paid $14.60 Triactor: (5-4-1) paid $24.80 Ninth Pace. $50,000, time 1:53 No Fear (Jb Campbell) 9.10 9.90 Arroway (Gray) 6.50 3.50 Playbook (Clark) 11.40 Exactor: (9-7) paid $29.50 Pentafactor: (9-7-1-5-6) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (9-7) paid $43.95 Triactor: (9-7) paid $208.35 Tenth Pace. $2,300, time 1:55.1 Im The Reason (Jb Campbell)5.50 3.40 Mood Light (Chappell) 4.40 2.10 Demis Luck (Rn Baxter) 2.50 Exactor: (5-1) paid $21.70 Superfecta: (5-1-6-8) paid $98.30 Triactor: (5-1-6) paid $31.40 Win three: (5-9-5) paid $237.20 Mutuels: $7,962
MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L New York 22 11 6 Kansas City 22 11 7 Houston 22 10 5 D.C. United 20 10 7 Chicago 21 9 7 Columbus 19 8 7 Montreal 24 8 13 New Eng. 21 7 9 Philad. 19 6 11 Toronto 21 5 12
T 5 4 7 3 5 4 3 5 2 4
GF 38 27 33 34 23 20 33 27 21 24
GA 32 21 25 27 23 20 43 26 23 38
Pt 38 37 37 33 32 28 27 26 20 19
WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L San Jose 23 13 5 Real S. Lake 23 13 7 Seattle 21 9 5 Vancouver 23 9 7 Los Angeles 23 10 10 Chivas USA 20 7 8 Colorado 22 7 14 Dallas 23 5 11 Portland 21 5 12
T 5 3 7 7 3 5 1 7 4
GF 46 35 27 26 39 14 28 25 19
GA 28 27 22 28 35 21 32 31 36
Pt 44 42 34 34 33 26 22 22 19
Canadian results from Sunday at the 2012 Summer Olympics BADMINTON Women’s doubles — Alexandra Bruce and Michele Li, both Toronto, were eliminated after losing their opening match to Jung Kyung Eun and Kim Ha Na, South Korea, 21-5, 21-11. BOXING Men’s 69-kg class — Custio Clayton, Dartmouth, N.S. advanced to the second round with a 12-8 victory over Oscar Molina Casillas of Mexico. CANOE-KAYAK Men’s kayak singles (slalom) — 21. Michael Tayler, Ottawa, failed to advance after placing 21st in qualifying with a combined time of one minute 35.89 seconds. CYCLING Women’s road race (140 km) — Joelle Numainville of Laval, Que., placed 12th in three hours 35 minutes and 56 seconds — 27 seconds behind the winner; Denise Ramsden, Yellowknife was 27th (same time); and Clara Hughes, Glen Sutton, Que., 32nd (3:36:01). DIVING Women’s three-metre synchronized springboard — Jennifer Abel, Laval, Que., and Emilie Heymans, St-Lambert, Que., won the bronze medal with a score of 316.80 points. EQUESTRIAN Individual Eventing (dressage) — Hawley Bennett-Awad of Murrayville, B.C., is ranked 31st after the second day of competition with 48.70 points; Rebecca Howard, Salmon Arm, B.C., is 34th (50.60); Jessica Phoenix, Cannington, Ont., 50th (54.80); Michelle Mueller, Port Perry, Ont., 56th (57.00); and Peter Barry, Dunham, Que., 67th (61.70). Team Eventing — Canada stands 11th following the cross-country portion with 154.10 points. FENCING Men’s individual sabre — Philippe Beaudry, Montreal, lost his round-of-32 match to Dmitri Lapkes, Belarus, 15-10, 13:41. GYMNASTICS Women — Canada qualifies sixth for team final with 167.696 points. JUDO Men’s -66 kg class — Sasha Mehmedovic, Toronto, lost in the round of 32 to Masashi Ebinuma of Japan, by Ippon Uchi-mata (2:53). ROWING Men’s double sculls — Michael Braithwaite, Duncan, B.C., and Kevin Kowalyk, Winnipeg, placed third in their repechage race (6:30.74) and earned a semifinal berth. Men’s lightweight double sculls — Morgan Jarvis, Clearwater Bay, Ont., and Douglas Vandor,
Dewittville, Que., placed third in their race (6:42.59) and will go to the repechage. Women’s eights — Canada (Ashley Brzozowicz, London, Ont.; Krista Guloien, Port Moody, B.C.; Janine Hanson, Winnipeg; Darcy Marquardt, Richmond, B.C.; Natalie Mastracci, Thorold, Ont.; Andreanne Morin, Quebec City; Lesley ThompsonWillie, London, Ont.; Rachelle Viinberg, Regina; Lauren Wilkinson, North Vancouver, B.C.) advanced to the semifinals after winning their qualifying heat (6:13.91). Women’s lightweight double sculls — Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee, both Victoria, placed fifth in their race (7:10.89) and will have to go through the repechage. SAILING Men’s Finn — Greg Douglas, Toronto, stands 23rd after second race. Men’s Star — Richard Clarke, Salt Spring Island, B.C., and Tyler Bjorn of Beaconsfield, Que., stand 10th after second race. SHOOTING Women’s 10-metre air pistol — Dorothy Ludwig, Langley, B.C., placed 34th in qualifying with 376 points, did not advance. SWIMMING Men’s 200 freestyle — Blake Worsley, Vancouver, won his qualifying heat (1:48.14), but did not advance to semifinals. Men’s 4x100 freestyle relay — Canada (Brent Hayden, Mission, B.C.; Colin Russell, Toronto; Richard Hortness, Medicine Hat, Alta.; and Thomas Gossland, Vancouver) finished fifth in their heat (3:16.42) and 10th overall, did not advance. Women’s 100 backstroke — Julia Wilkinson, Stratford, Ont., was seventh overall in qualifying (59.94), placed fifth in the semifinal (59.91) and did not advance; Sinead Russell, Burlington, Ont., was 13th overall in qualifying (1:00.10), did not advance. Women’s 100 breaststroke — Tera van Beilen of Oakville, Ont. (1:07.48) and Jillian Tyler, Calgary (1:07.87) placed ninth and 16th respectively in semifinals and did not advance. Women’s 400 freestyle — Brittany Maclean, Toronto, placed second in her heat (4:05.06) to advance, finished seventh in final (4:06.24); Savannah King, Toronto, was seventh in heat (4:10.93) and did not advance. TABLE TENNIS Women’s singles — Mo Zhang, Ottawa, was eliminated after losing in the second round to Qiangbing Li of Austria, 4-1. TENNIS Men’s singles — Vasek Pospisil, Vancouver, lost in the first round to fourth-seeded David Ferrer of Spain, 6-4, 6-4.
Golf PGA-RBC Canadian Open Scores ANCASTER, Ont. — Scores and earnings Sunday from the final round of the US$5.2-million-PGA-RBC Canadian Open, at the 6,966-yard, par-70 Hamilton Golf and Country Club: Scott Piercy, $936,000 62-67-67-67 — 263 Robert Garrigus, $457,600 64-66-64-70 — 264 William McGirt, $457,600 63-66-66-69 — 264 Josh Teater, $214,933 67-65-68-66 — 266 Bud Cauley, $214,933 70-63-67-66 — 266 Chris Kirk, $214,933 69-66-63-68 — 266 Vijay Singh, $162,067 65-67-69-67 — 268 Bo Van Pelt, $162,067 65-66-67-70 — 268 Scott Stallings, $162,067 69-66-63-70 — 268 Gary Christian, $119,600 71-68-65-66 — 270 Retief Goosen, $119,600 68-70-63-69 — 270 Nathan Green, $119,600 70-67-65-68 — 270 Kevin Kisner, $119,600 69-65-67-69 — 270 Troy Matteson, $119,600 65-68-69-68 — 270 Tim Clark, $85,800 70-62-72-67 — 271 Brian Davis, $85,800 69-68-65-69 — 271 J.B. Holmes, $85,800 68-68-64-71 — 271 Seung-Yul Noh, $85,800 72-66-68-65 — 271 Will Claxton, $54,716 70-66-68-68 — 272 Gavin Coles, $54,716 65-69-70-68 — 272 Martin Flores, $54,716 69-67-68-68 — 272 Tom Gillis, $54,716 70-65-73-64 — 272 Brian Harman, $54,716 74-63-71-64 — 272 Ken Duke, $54,716 70-65-67-70 — 272 Ryan Palmer, $54,716 69-67-64-72 — 272 Brendon Todd, $54,716 69-66-66-71 — 272 Cameron Tringale, $54,716 67-69-67-69 — 272 Thomas Aiken, $34,580 69-66-69-69 — 273 Stuart Appleby, $34,580 65-69-69-70 — 273 Arjun Atwal, $34,580 69-67-67-70 — 273 Brian Gay, $34,580 70-67-70-66 — 273 Jhonattan Vegas, $34,580 65-74-67-67 — 273 Jimmy Walker, $34,580 68-68-69-68 — 273 Scott Dunlap, $28,080 69-69-66-70 — 274 Matt Kuchar, $28,080 67-69-68-70 — 274 Brandt Snedeker, $28,080 70-67-71-66 — 274 J.J. Henry, $23,400 67-70-68-70 — 275 Bill Lunde, $23,400 66-70-67-72 — 275 Tom Pernice, Jr., $23,400 68-70-67-70 — 275 Chez Reavie, $23,400 68-70-72-65 — 275 Patrick Sheehan, $23,400 68-66-69-72 — 275 M. Angel Carballo, $17,680 68-71-72-65 — 276 Billy Horschel, $17,680 71-68-73-64 — 276 Ryo Ishikawa, $17,680 67-69-73-67 — 276 Garth Mulroy, $17,680 73-63-69-71 — 276 Charl Schwartzel, $17,680 65-74-69-68 — 276 Dan Summerhays, $17,680 67-68-69-72 — 276 Ricky Barnes, $12,805 71-67-68-71 — 277 Michael Bradley, $12,805 69-68-70-70 — 277 John Daly, $12,805 69-69-73-66 — 277 Tommy Gainey, $12,805 69-65-69-74 — 277 Colt Knost, $12,805 71-67-71-68 — 277 Richard H. Lee, $12,805 70-67-70-70 — 277 Hunter Mahan, $12,805 70-69-72-66 — 277 Heath Slocum, $12,805 67-70-70-70 — 277 Graham DeLaet, $11,648 69-69-70-70 — 278 John Huh, $11,648 67-70-70-71 — 278 Russell Knox, $11,648 68-66-73-71 — 278 Greg Owen, $11,648 63-72-73-70 — 278 Ted Potter, Jr., $11,648 69-66-72-71 — 278 Patrick Cantlay, $10,868 69-70-74-66 — 279 Daniel Chopra, $10,868 72-65-68-74 — 279 Matt Every, $10,868 70-69-71-69 — 279 Trevor Immelman, $10,868 70-67-74-68 — 279 Jerry Kelly, $10,868 70-68-72-69 — 279 Jeff Overton, $10,868 71-68-71-69 — 279 Kyle Stanley, $10,868 71-68-71-69 — 279 Chris Stroud, $10,868 72-67-74-66 — 279 Michael Thompson, $10,868 68-70-73-68 — 279 Camilo Villegas, $10,868 69-64-73-73 — 279 David Hearn (1), $10,244 68-68-72-72 — 280 Jason Kokrak (1), $10,244 69-67-72-72 — 280 Kevin Streelman (1), $10,088 68-71-72-70 — 281 a-Albin Choi 69-68-72-72 — 281 Matt Hill, $9,932 70-69-71-73 — 283 Matt McQuillan, $9,932 70-67-77-69 — 283 Tim Herron, $9,724 70-68-73-73 — 284 Spencer Levin, $9,724 68-71-70-75 — 284 Harrison Frazar, $9,568 69-69-77-71 — 286 a — Amateur. Senior British Open Scores TURNBERRY, Scotland — Scores and earnings Sunday from the final round of the US$2-millionSenior British Open, at the 7,105-yard, par-70 Turnberry Resort (Ailsa Course): Fred Couples, $315,600 72-68-64-67 — 271 Gary Hallberg, $210,500 71-63-73-66 — 273 Carl Mason, $97,813 69-74-67-66 — 276 Dick Mast, $97,813 66-73-70-67 — 276 Barry Lane, $97,813 67-74-66-69 — 276 Mark Wiebe, $53,205 70-71-70-67 — 278 John Cook, $53,205 69-72-66-71 — 278 Peter Fowler, $53,205 68-72-65-73 — 278 Bernard Langer, $53,205 64-73-66-75 — 278 Mark Calcavecchia, $32,904 72-72-69-66 — 279 Tom Lehman, $32,904 66-71-73-69 — 279 Tom Watson, $32,904 69-75-66-69 — 279 Ian Woosnam, $32,904 71-70-68-70 — 279 Jay Don Blake, $32,904 66-73-69-71 — 279
Kirk Triplett, $26,600 69-74-72-67 Corey Pavin, $26,600 70-72-70-70 David Frost, $26,600 66-73-70-73 Michael Allen, $23,680 66-74-75-68 Mark McNulty, $23,680 65-75-75-68 Olin Browne, $23,680 69-73-71-70 Gary Wolstenholme, $22,000 70-73-70-71 Peter Senior, $22,000 68-71-72-73 Bob Gilder, $21,040 72-74-72-67 Tom Kite, $19,760 74-73-71-68 Chris Williams, $19,760 71-73-72-70 Mike Goodes, $19,760 69-73-71-73 Loren Roberts, $17,560 68-75-72-72 Boonchu Ruangkit, $17,560 69-73-72-73 Mark Mouland, $17,560 71-72-71-73 Bobby Clampett, $17,560 70-71-71-75 Lu Chien-Soon, $15,365 66-77-73-72 Jeff Hart, $15,365 69-76-70-73 Ross Drummond, $15,365 70-74-70-74 John Huston, $15,365 70-72-70-76 Philip Golding, $13,610 70-75-74-70 David Eger, $13,610 74-70-74-71 Des Smyth, $13,610 75-70-72-72 Marc Farry, $13,610 71-74-71-73 a-Chip Lutz 70-76-67-76 Eduardo Romero, $11,600 68-74-77-71 Jeff Sluman, $11,600 70-76-72-72 Joel Edwards, $11,600 69-77-70-74 Jay Haas, $11,600 73-74-69-74 Anders Forsbrand, $11,600 71-72-71-76 David J. Russell, $11,600 69-73-71-77 Angel Franco, $11,600 73-73-67-77 David Merriman, $9,260 70-77-74-70 Paul Wesselingh, $9,260 69-76-75-71 Jeff Freeman, $9,260 71-74-74-72 Larry Mize, $9,260 71-74-74-72 Rod Spittle, $9,260 72-74-72-73 Mark Brooks, $9,260 70-71-69-81 Mark James, $7,820 74-74-73-71 Bill Longmuir, $7,820 71-77-71-73 Steve Pate, $7,110 71-75-73-74 Philip Jonas, $7,110 73-71-74-75 Anthony Gilligan, $6,450 69-73-78-74 Fred Funk, $6,450 69-74-75-76 Mike San Filippo, $5,377 72-76-76-71 Rossouw Loubser, $5,377 74-71-78-72 Andrew Murray, $5,377 69-78-76-72 Lee Rinker, $5,377 67-78-77-73 Juan Quiros, $5,377 71-76-73-75 Kevin Spurgeon, $5,377 72-73-74-76 Phil Hinton, $4,407 70-75-76-75 Tim Thelen, $4,407 73-72-74-77 Kouki Idoki, $4,407 69-76-70-81 Tim Elliott, $4,040 71-76-74-76 a-Randy Haag 74-74-78-72 John Harrison, $3,770 73-74-78-74 Mike Cunning, $3,770 73-75-76-75 Mitch Adcock, $3,500 73-74-75-78 Denis O’Sullivan, $3,230 76-72-81-72 Noel Ratcliffe, $3,230 72-76-74-79 Seiki Okuda, $2,960 73-74-72-83 John Ross, $2,780 75-71-84-79 a — Amateur.
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282 282 282 283 283 283 284 284 285 286 286 286 287 287 287 287 288 288 288 288 289 289 289 289 289 290 290 290 290 290 290 290 291 291 291 291 291 291 292 292 293 293 294 294 295 295 295 295 295 295 296 296 296 297 298 299 299 300 301 301 302 309
LPGA-Evian Masters Scores EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France — Scores and earnings Sunday from the final round of the US$3.25million-LPGA-Evian Masters championship, at the 6,457-yard, par-72 Evian Masters Golf Club: Inbee Park, $487,500 71-64-70-66 — 271 Karrie Webb, $258,309 70-69-67-67 — 273 Stacy Lewis, $258,309 63-69-73-68 — 273 Shanshan Feng, $151,632 68-72-68-66 — 274 Natalie Gulbis, $151,632 69-69-68-68 — 274 a-Hyo Joo Kim 69-68-69-68 — 274 Anna Nordqvist, $110,651 72-67-69-68 — 276 Se Ri Pak, $92,619 70-69-69-69 — 277 Beatriz Recari, $73,495 71-66-75-66 — 278 Ilhee Lee, $73,495 66-67-76-69 — 278 Paula Creamer, $73,495 68-67-73-70 — 278 Giulia Sergas, $55,775 71-72-69-67 — 279 Karine Icher, $55,775 70-72-68-69 — 279 Momoko Ueda, $55,775 69-72-69-69 — 279 Cristie Kerr, $55,775 71-69-67-72 — 279 Meena Lee, $42,949 69-69-72-70 — 280 Azahara Munoz, $42,949 70-68-72-70 — 280 Mika Miyazato, $42,949 67-69-73-71 — 280 Lindsey Wright, $42,949 71-70-68-71 — 280 Lee-Anne Pace, $42,949 69-71-68-72 — 280 Ai Miyazato, $36,392 71-70-70-70 — 281 Julieta Granada, $36,392 74-65-71-71 — 281 Hee Young Park, $36,392 65-72-71-73 — 281 Brittany Lang, $30,186 71-69-74-68 — 282 I.K. Kim, $30,186 69-73-71-69 — 282 Amy Yang, $30,186 72-68-73-69 — 282 Mirim Lee, $30,186 73-68-70-71 — 282 Hee Kyung Seo, $30,186 71-69-71-71 — 282 Carlota Ciganda, $30,186 73-69-66-74 — 282 Suzann Pettersen, $30,186 69-71-68-74 — 282 Chella Choi, $24,753 73-68-72-70 — 283 So Yeon Ryu, $24,753 73-65-72-73 — 283 Jiyai Shin, $24,753 69-69-71-74 — 283 Ha-Neul Kim, $22,293 70-71-73-70 — 284 Hee-Won Han, $22,293 72-69-69-74 — 284 Mariajo Uribe, $19,754 67-74-74-70 — 285
GP 5 5 5 5
CFL East Division W L T PF 3 2 0 162 3 2 0 129 2 3 0 128 1 4 0 101
PA Pt 167 6 133 6 162 4 163 2
GP Saskatchewan5 B.C. 5 Edmonton 5 Calgary 5
West Division W L T PF 3 2 0 155 3 2 0 140 3 2 0 101 2 3 0 155
PA Pt 113 6 110 6 79 6 154 4
Hamilton Toronto Montreal Winnipeg
Week Five Saturday’s results B.C. 34 Calgary 8 Hamilton 35 Saskatchewan 34 Friday’s result Toronto 23 Montreal 20 Thursday’s result Winnipeg 23 Edmonton 22 Week Six Byes: Calgary, Edmonton, Hamilton, Saskatchewan Friday, Aug. 3 Montreal at Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 B.C. at Toronto, 3 p.m. Week Seven Byes: B.C., Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg Thursday, Aug. 9 Calgary at Hamilton, 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 Saskatchewan at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. CFL scoring leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Saturday’s games (x—scored two-point
TD Milo, Sask 0 McCallum, BC 0 Paredes, Cal 0 Whyte, Mtl 0 Palardy, Wpg 0 Shaw, Edm 0 x-Lewis, Cal 6 Congi, Ham 0 Prefontaine, Tor 0 Sheets, Sask 6 C.Williams, Ham 6 Walker, Ham 6 Boyd, Tor 4 Dressler, Sask 4 Harris, BC 4 Matthews, Wpg 4 Whitaker, Mtl 4 Charles, Edm 3 Cornish, Cal 3 Lavoie, Mtl 3 Owens, Tor 3 Waters, Tor 0 x-Fantuz, Ham 2 Bratton, Mtl 2 Brink, Wpg 2 Getzlaf, Sask 2 Gore, BC 2 Grant, Ham 2 Koch, Edm 2 Iannuzzi, BC 2 Inman, Tor 2 O.Jones, Ham 2 London, Mtl 2 Lulay, BC 2 Mitchell, Cal 2 Stephenson, Ham 2 Taylor, Cal 2 Alix, Tor 0 Barnes, Tor 1 Bekasiak, Mtl 1
C 16 14 14 12 6 8 2 19 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
FG 11 13 11 10 12 10 0 6 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
S 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Pts 55 54 47 43 42 39 38 38 37 36 36 36 24 24 24 24 24 18 18 18 18 16 14 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 8 6 6
B6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, July 30, 2012
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Johnson dominates in Brickyard THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS — Jimmie Johnson stamped another exclamation point on his racing resume, winning his fourth career Brickyard 400 with a dominant drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. With the victory, Johnson joined Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jeff Gordon as the only NASCAR drivers to win four times at the historic 2.5-mile track, which has hosted stock car racing since 1994. “Four wins? I’m at a loss for words,” Johnson said in victory lane. Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Gordon. Polesitter Denny Hamlin was sixth. It was a rough day for Matt Kenseth, who came into Sunday’s race with the Sprint Cup Series points lead but was taken out of the race in a late collision with Joey Logano.
Johnson also won the Brickyard in 2006, 2008 and 2009. The victory puts Johnson among some legendary names in the historic track’s record books. Gordon is the only other four-time Brickyard 400 winner. Only three drivers have won four Indianapolis 500s: A.J. Foyt, Al Unser Sr. and Rick Mears; Mears was one of Johnson’s racing heroes growing up. Formula One ace Michael Schumacher won the U.S. Grand Prix five times on Indy’s road course configuration. But Johnson’s big moment was seen by another disappointing crowd at what still is considered one of the Sprint Cup Series’ most prestigious races. After drawing huge crowds for more than a decade after the first NASCAR race at Indianapolis in 1994, attendance has been sagging in recent years. The front-stretch stands were fairly full but there were sparse crowds in the
turns. Jeff Burton’s flat tire brought out a caution with 36 laps to go, giving the leaders an opportunity to make their final pit stops. Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Gordon and Busch all took four tires on their stops — but Biffle only took two tires, allowing him to come out of the pits first. The race restarted with 31 laps to go, with Biffle taking the lead and Johnson fighting off Busch to hold on to second. Biffle’s lead didn’t last long, as Johnson went around him on the front stretch with 29 laps to go. Joey Logano then spun and collected Kenseth, leaving his car bangedup and smouldering. Kenseth was OK — but his points lead was gone. “Everybody was just running everybody in the back, and you could see it was just a matter of time before the wreck happened,” Kenseth said.
OPEN: Good week That disappeared quickly as he failed to convert a handful of good birdie chances on the front nine while Piercy reeled off four in a row. “I should have won this golf tournament by seven shots — everybody knows that,” said Garrigus. “If I could have just made a putt today. ... I just couldn’t get a feel for it.” McGirt was also left wondering what could have been. Playing in the final group on tour for the first time, he did all he could to hold his nerves together but acknowledged that he couldn’t get the “butterflies to fly in formation.” Failing to birdie the par-5 17th hole — the easiest on the course — was just as costly as the bogey on No. 18 that gave Piercy the win. “It’s still a good week,” said McGirt.
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JAYS: Outstanding Fister (5-7) held the Blue Jays to seven hits, two walks and one run to win for the fourth time in five starts. He also struck out nine, one short of his season high. “He kept them off balance with his slow stuff and his cutter,” Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. “He really pitched an effective game. He’s pretty good at staying calm when he gets in a tight situation. That’s a trait of a real good pitcher.” Added Farrell: “Fister was outstanding today, a very good curveball both to righties and lefties, he made some key pitches.” Jose Valverde pitched the ninth to pick up his 20th save of the season for Detroit. The Blue Jays (51-50) scored a run in the first inning after leadoff hitter Rajai Davis walked. He swiped second, his 28th stolen base of the season, continued to third on catcher Gerald Laird’s throwing error and scored on a groundout by Colby Rasmus. The Tigers (54-48) struck back in the second thanks to Peralta’s three-run homer. Delmon Young led off with a walk and took third on a double by Ryan Raburn. That set up Peralta’s seventh home run of the season, a drive to left on a 3-2 curveball. “I was looking for the breaking ball because the first game we played here (Friday) I got to 3-2 a couple of times and they threw me a lot of breaking balls,” Peralta said. “Today I was thinking ‘OK, if it’s 3-2 and they throw a breaking ball to me, something will happen today.”
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Jimmie Johnson takes the checkered flag just before crossing the yard of bricks to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Brickyard 400 auto race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday.
Canada just missed out on two other finals. Julia Wilkinson of Stratford, Ont., finished ninth in the women’s 100 backstroke semifinal, nine-hundredths of a second behind the eighth-place qualifier. Tera van Beilen missed out on the final of the women’s 100-metre breaststroke, finishing ninth after losing a swim-off for eighth place against Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson. In other Canadian results: — Canada qualified in sixth place for the women’s team gymnastics final with 167.696. It’s the first time a Canadian women’s team has qualified for the final. The Canadians were particularly strong in vault, where Brittany Rogers of Coquitlam, B.C., finished sixth and Halifax’s Elsabeth Black was eighth. Both qualified for the individual final. — Veteran cyclist Clara Hughes finished 32nd after spending much of the women’s road race in front of the peloton. Hughes of Glen Sutton, Que., was looking for her seventh Olympic medal. Joelle Numainville of Laval, Que., was 12th after losing control trying to avoid another fallen rider with 10 kilometres remaining. Denise Ramsden of Yellowknife meanwhile finished 27th. — Custio Clayton of Dartmouth, N.S., defeated Mexico’s Oscar Molina Casillas in the preliminary round of the men’s 69-kilogram boxing event. — The women’s eight rowing team easily won its heat to advance directly to Thursday’s final and a showdown against rival United States. — Michael Braithwaite of Duncan, B.C., and Kevin Kowalyk of Winnipeg advanced to the men’s rowing double sculls semifinals on Tuesday with a third-place finish in a repechage.
“I’ll take nothing but positives away from this week.” The victory was a major step for Piercy as he continues to establish himself as an up-and-coming player. His only other win on the PGA Tour came at last year’s Reno-Tahoe Open, a tournament he won’t be able to defend this week because his victory at Hamilton gave him a spot at the WGCBridgestone Invitational instead. Among the other major perks he’ll receive is an invitation to Augusta National next spring. That’s a dream come true. “I’ve always wanted to go there,” he said. “I always told myself I’m not going unless I’m in the tournament. So now I can go. The Masters has the history and everything around it. “And I look forward to it. I really do.” Notes: Next year’s Canadian Open will be played at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. ... McGirt didn’t miss a putt inside 10 feet during the tournament, going 63-for-63 ... Vijay Singh earned his sixth career top-10 finish at the Canadian Open ... Amateur Albin Choi of Toronto closed with a 72 and tied for 73rd in his second PGA Tour event.
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HIV policy called ‘wrong-headed’ LOCAL ADVOCATE ATTENDS INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF
VOLKSSPORT WALKS PLANNED The Wetaskiwin Volkssport Walking Club, an organization promoting physical fitness and good health, is hosting to local walks on Aug. 11. The first free five- and 10-km walk will kick off at 9:30 a.m. at the Kerri Wood Nature Centre at 6300 45th Ave. Registration is at 9 a.m. Another free five- and 10-km walk will take place at Heritage Ranch at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12:30 p.m. For more information, contact Alda at 780-361-5530.
SPOOKY TALES AT CEMETERY Come out for a spooky night of tales at the Red Deer Cemetery. The cemetery will host walking tours on Wednesday, Aug. 15, and Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tour starts at the front gate. Go to the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery website at www.reddeermuseum. com and get directions to the cemetery. Cost is $5 and $3 for museum members. To pre-register, call 403309-8405.
PHOTO ID CLINIC The Central Alberta Community Legal Clinic will be helping people obtain photo identification on Aug. 15. The legal clinic, at 301 5008 Ross St., will be offering free affidavits of identification that are notarized by a lawyer from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. This identification does not replace government-issued ID but is intended to help people access basic services while replacing their proper ID. To book an appointment, call 403-314-9129.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s emulation of American anti-drug/tough-on-crime policies will hinder Canada’s fight against HIV, warned a local advocate who attended the international AIDS conference in Washington, D.C. Jennifer Vandershaeghe, executive-director of the Central Alberta AIDS Network, said the American approach of indiscriminately throwing convicted drug users in prison is wrongheaded and should not be followed by Canada. “The ‘war on drugs’ has only benefitted those who sell drugs,” she said, referring to the growing supply and purity of illicit substances available on North American streets. “People who use drugs have not benefitted.” Politicians should realize that HIV transmission occurs at a much higher rate within jails, where “sex of opportunity” happens, and drugs are regularly smuggled into prison cells, said Vandershaeghe. She prefers that drug addicts be dealt with under the Canada Health Act. Overcrowded prisons will only force more substance abusers to be held in remand centres where drug rehabilitation isn’t available, added the advocate. The U.S. recently lifted trav-
From left, Jennifer Jennifer Vandershaeghe, Gaetz United Church Reverend Jeff Rock, and CAANS worker Ashley Fleming. el restrictions against people with HIV, allowing the world’s largest international AIDS conference to kick off in the United States for the first time in 22 years. But an American travel ban remains on sex workers and known drug users. This has blocked many people in the high-risk groups from attending the Washington, D.C. AIDS conference, said Vandershaeghe. “The two key populations were not allowed into the country.”
She was also shocked to learn that police in several U.S. states can arrest anyone found carrying at least three condoms on suspicion of being a sex worker. In New Orleans, those convicted could end up with the words “sex offender” on their drivers’ licences. Advocacy groups, meanwhile, continue to stress that the key to preventing the spread of HIV is getting more people to use condoms. Studies have found that 27 per cent of infected people
don’t realize they have HIV, so Vandershaeghe supports a B.C. program that seeks out high-risk groups and offers individuals free HIV testing. Those who test positive for the virus are immediately given treatment that can reduce their overall viral load, lowering the risk of HIV transmission. Vandershaeghe said she would love to have enough funding to offer this “Treatment as Prevention” program in Alberta and right across Canada. But the federal government must still explain what happened to a $139-million project to fight HIV/AIDS, launched by the prime minister in a glitzy photo-op with Microsoft’s Bill Gates. Vandershaeghe said the public was told the dollars would be spent on research for an AIDS vaccine. Although a commissioned report later showed that red tape and turf wars sidelined a plan to build a vaccine plant in Canada, there’s no word yet on what happened to the money. “To shift it to a vaccine and not use it is (unacceptable),” said Vandershaeghe, who got a sobering global overview at the conference that wrapped on the weekend and was also attended by celebrities such as Whoopi Goldberg and Annie Lennox. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate. com
Fossil draws scientists’ attention FOSSIL OF INFANT SNAPPING TURTLE FOUND NEAR BLACKFALDS BY LAURA TESTER ADVOCATE STAFF A fossil of an infant snapping turtle found near Blackfalds will grab more attention from scientists later this year. Don Brinkman, preservation and research director for Drumheller’s Royal Tyrrell Museum, said that last September’s discovery of the turtle, estimated to be 60-million-years-old, will be profiled, likely in October, in the specialty publication the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. The shell of the juvenile is the first of its kind in Alberta. In order to be published, the standard is for peers to review the research. Brinkman’s research included giving evidence why he thought it was an infant. Typically, fossil finds are published so that the larger scientific community knows about them, he added. “It’s one thing to have a specimen, but it’s another to let everyone who works on fossil turtles know you have the specimen,” Brinkman said. The science article will also contain information on all turtles of that age in Alberta. A second snapping turtle, an adult, was found near the Red Deer water treatment plant and is being profiled in that same piece.
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Last September’s discovery of the turtle fossil will be profiled in the specialty publication the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. The shell of the juvenile is the first of its kind in Alberta. The juvenile shell was found on Sept. 27 when Chris Robak of Lacombe took a group of Grade 3 students from Red Deer’s Gateway Christian School on a field trip within the Paskapoo Formation in Burbank, one km east of Blackfalds. The Paskapoo Formation is part of the Paleocene Age, a geologic epoch that lasted from about 65.5 to 56 million years ago, in the Western Canadian sedimentary basin. The turtle shell was found as Robak was pulling some fossils out of the wall to show the children. The fossil was found within two blocks. Since Robak turned it over to the internationally-renowned museum, staff have working on the specimen, although not all the time because there’s so much field work to do this summer. “When we first got the specimen, we thought we just had the shell,” said Brinkman. “When we looked at it more closely, the post-cranial skeleton is preserved and that means we could see evidence for limbs
and evidence for the shoulder girdle.” After the basic cleaning, staff could also see the horny scutes, which left an impression in the matrix, or the rock material in which the fossil is embedded. That way, the staff could see the surface of what the living turtle could have looked like. Scutes are made of keratin and are a lot like horn or nail tissue. Typically, these scutes that cover the shell will rot and disappear before fossilization, Brinkman said. “The preservation is better than we thought initially,” he said. Staff hope to glue the two blocks together and then it will be pared down to show the full dorsal surface of the animal. A technician is working on it now. The infant snapping turtle may be displayed publicly in an area of the museum that will be renovated. Those upgrades are anticipated to happen within five years, Brinkman said. email@example.com
No new sculptures but public invited to Bergen ARTIST TAKING A HIATUS FROM RUNNING ANNUAL BERGEN ROCKS SCULPTURE SYMPOSIUM BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF
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The chisels will fall silent this summer at Morton Burke’s property in Bergen — but there are still plenty of opportunities to see unique threedimensional art. Burke is taking a oneyear hiatus from running his annual Bergen Rocks Sculpture Symposium, which has attracted marble carving artists from around the world to Central Alberta for the past four Augusts. But the public is invited to tour the sculpture gardens on his rural property, which feature some impressive, monumental works from previous symposiums. And Red Deer residents can soon see three carvings from last year’s event, which was held at Red Deer College in-
Morton Burke’s property in Bergen has unique threedimensional art. stalled at the new Elements at River’s Edge development on 51st Avenue (near the Alpha Milk plant). Developer Ken Wessel said he’s hoping to have the pieces placed
by the end of August. They will be among seven on the site, including a large work in the front entrance of the project created by Burke with assistance from a Cuban sculptor.
It stands five metres tall and spans seven metres. “It’s a very unique piece that will help to define the Elements project,” said Wessel, who praised Burke for enriching the area with his original works. “We are lucky to have creative people like him who bring art and culture to us with no baggage. Just the art.” Burke said he decided to take much-needed break from hosting the international symposium in order to get his sculptural gardens into shape with new landscaping. He also wanted time to work on a few of his own sculptural projects, “for no specific purpose ... “I’ve been really busy . . . you know, life gets in the way of fun.” He promised the fifth symposium will be held
next year, likely in Bergen. Burke is planning to issue a call for submissions from international artists in October. In the meantime, visitors to Red Deer College can also see a stylized pink and ivory marble rabbit by Chinese artist Li Chao positioned near the cafeteria. The Bergen sculptural gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on most days. From Sundre’s A&W restaurant, travel south on Bergen Road for 6.4 km. Go west (right) on TWP Road 3.2 for 1.6 km, then south (left) on Range Road 5.4 for 5km. firstname.lastname@example.org
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LUANN July 30 1609: At Ticonderoga, French explorer Samuel de Champlain became the first European to use firearms against natives. 1855: Jean Francois Gravelet became the first person to cross Niagara Falls on a tightrope. 1863: Henry Ford, U.S. industrialist and founder of the Ford Motor Co., was born on a farm in Dearborn, Mich. After starting as a
machinist and engineer, Ford organized the Detroit Automobile Co. in 1899 and then the Ford Motor Co. in 1903. He introduced assembly-line production, manufacturing a car in 1913 that sold for $500. He died in 1947. 1962: Prime Minister John Diefenbaker officially opened the Trans-Canada Highway to traffic at ceremonies at Rogers Pass, B.C. The public had begun demanding a national road in 1910, but the work wasn’t started until 1950. — Canadian Press
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Myanmar banks hope to see use of credit cards YANGON, Myanmar — Banks in Myanmar are hoping to begin handling international credit card transactions by next year. Than Lwin, deputy chairman of the prominent Kanbawza Bank, said Sunday that negotiations are under way with Visa on the use of its cards.Foreign visitors have been unable to use credit cards because of U.S. and EU restrictions on money transactions since 2003. Western countries imposed sanctions on Myanmar because of its repressive policies, but began easing them this year after elected President Thein Sein initiated political and economic reforms. Another Myanmar banker who declined to be identified because he is not authorized to release information said talks are also ongoing with MasterCard, China Union Pay and Japan Credit Bureau and he hopes credit card transactions will be possible by 2013.
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Apple, Samsung face off IN COURT OVER PATENTS TO IPHONES, IPADS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO — Two tech titans will square off in federal court Monday in a closely watched trial over control of the U.S. smart phone and computer tablet markets. Apple Inc. filed a lawsuit against South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co. last year alleging the world’s largest technology company’s smart phones and computer tablets are illegal knockoffs of its popular iPhone and iPad products. The Cupertino, California-based company is demanding $2.5 billion in damages, an award that would dwarf the largest patentrelated verdict to date. Samsung counters that Apple is doing the stealing and that some of the technology at issue — such as the rounded rectangular designs of smart phones and tablets — have been industry standards for years. The U.S. trial is just the latest skirmish between the two over product designs. A similar trial began last week, and the two companies have been fighting in courts in the United Kingdom and Germany. The case is one of some 50 lawsuits among myriad telecommunications compa-
nies jockeying for position in the burgeoning $219 billion market for smartphones and computer tablets. In the United States, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose last month ordered Samsung to pull its Galaxy 10.1 computer tablet from the U.S. market pending the outcome of the trial, though the judge barred Apple attorneys from telling the jurors about the ban. “That’s a pretty strong statement from the judge and shows you what she thinks about some of Apple’s claims,” said Bryan Love, a Santa Clara University law professor and patent expert. Love said that even though the case will be decided by 10 jurors, the judge has the authority to overrule their decision if she thinks they got it wrong. “In some sense the big part of the case is not Apple’s demands for damages but whether Samsung gets to sell its products,” said Mark A. Lemley, a Stanford Law School professor and director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science, and Technology. Lemley also said a verdict in Apple’s favour could send a message to consumers that Android-based products such as Samsung’s are in legal jeopardy. A verdict in Samsung’s favour, especially
if it prevails on its demands that Apple pay its asking price for certain transmission technology it controls, could lead to higherpriced Apple products. Lemley and other legal observers say it’s rare that a patent battle with so much at stake doesn’t settle short of a trial. Court-ordered mediation sessions attended by Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook and high-ranking Samsung officials failed to resolve the legal squabble, leading to a highly technical trial of mostly expert witnesses opining on patent laws and technology. Cook is not on the witness list and is not expected to testify during what is expected to be a four-week trial. Lemley, Love and others says it also appears that Apple was motivated to file the lawsuit, at least in part, by its late founder’s public avowals that companies using Android to create smartphones and other products were brazenly stealing from Apple. To that end, Samsung’s attorneys made an unsuccessful pitch to have the jury hear excerpts from Steve Jobs’ authorized biography.
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Hyundai recalling some vehicles DETROIT — Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling some Santa Fe SUVs and Sonata sedans because of problems with their air bags. The Santa Fe recall involves nearly 200,000 vehicles in the 2007 to 2009 model years. Hyundai dealers will reprogram the front passenger air bag sensors so they will accurately detect when a small adult is seated. Hyundai said it has received complaints from some adults under 130 pounds (60 kilograms) whose air bags didn’t deploy. The air bags were originally programmed not to go off to protect children. The company is also recalling 22,500 Sonata sedans from the 2012 and 2013 model years because their side air bags could go off without warning. Hyundai says it has received 16 complaints about the Sonata’s air bags, but no injuries have been reported.
2 arrested in theft of data from cellphones SEOUL, South Korea — South Korean police say they have arrested two men who allegedly stole the personal information of about 8 million cellphone customers in one of the country’s biggest hacking schemes. Police said in a statement Sunday that the two men developed a hacking program and stole the names, residential registration numbers and phone contract details of customers of mobile carrier KT Corp. Police said the two made about $877,000 by selling the information to telemarketing companies which subsequently used the details to contact customers to solicit them to switch to other mobile operators. — The Associated Press
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said, again echoing Friday’s Merkel-Hollande statement. Those included allowing Europe’s bailout fund — once a new, independent bank supervisor is set up — to give money directly to a country’s banks, rather than via the government. Countries that pledge to implement reforms demanded by the EU’s executive Commission also would be able to tap rescue funds without having to go through the kind of tough austerity measures demanded of Greece, Portugal and Ireland. Merkel invited Monti to visit Berlin in the second half of August and he accepted the invitation, the two governments said. The assurances come as concern flares again about Greece. International debt inspectors are scrutinizing Greece’s finances and its progress in implementing unpopular budget cuts and reforms demanded in exchange for the rescue loan program that is keeping the country afloat. Greek officials have called for more time to implement the measures, but patience among creditors is running short.
Traders will be looking at central banks in the United States and Europe for action to bolster the American economic recovery and find a fix once and for all for the eurozone debt crisis. Markets found lift late last week after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi vowed that the ECB would do whatever is necessary to protect the euro currency union. Traders were further encouraged after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande released a joint statement saying they will do anything they can to stop the 17 countries that use the euro from breaking up. They didn’t offer details. And the Wall Street Journal reported mid-week that the Fed was set to move to take new steps to spur economic activity. The ECB’s Mario Draghi suggested that the central bank could intervene in markets to lower the borrowing rates of financially weak countries like Spain. Markets had been depressed in recent weeks while the debt crisis settled on Spain with the country mired in recession and high unemployment while banks are stuck with billions of euros in bad loans resulting from a collapsed real estate sector. The government has been forced to pay ever higher yields to service its debt with yields spiking above 7.5 per cent, a level considered unsustainable in the long run, prior to Draghi’s announcement. “The (ECB) has been on the sidelines for a number of months, putting pressure on governments to fix their financial situation to find some political measures to (fix) unproductive economies in Spain and Italy,” said Patrick Blais, managing director and portfolio manager at MFC Global Investment Management. “But they reached a point where they have to step back, yields are too high, they’re unsustainable, and come back into the market and provide at the very least a floor or some support to the markets and bond markets especially and the possibility of refinancing is critical.”
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, and French President Francois Hollande react after a speech in front of Reims cathedral, in Reims, eastern France. Merkel and Hollande said in a joint statement issued by the German government Friday, that their countries are “deeply committed to the integrity of the eurozone.”
Merkel, Monti agree to do everything to protect eurozone BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN — The German and Italian leaders have pledged to do everything to protect the eurozone, adding to a string of assurances over recent days that Europe is determined to get a grip on the continent’s debt crisis — but their governments again gave no details of any action. Sunday’s statement from Germany and Italy came before markets open for a week in which close attention will be focused on Thursday’s meeting of the European Central Bank’s policy-setting governing council. Last Thursday, ECB President Mario Draghi said the ECB would do “whatever it takes” to preserve the euro — and markets surged on hopes of action. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy’s Premier Mario Monti spoke by phone Saturday and “agreed that Germany and Italy will do everything to protect the eurozone,” German government spokesman Georg Streiter said. Monti’s office said they agreed to “take all necessary measures to protect the eurozone.” That was nearly identical to
a statement issued Friday by Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, which came in the wake of Draghi’s comments. None of the leaders have said anything about any specific action. But the comments raised expectations that the ECB might step in to buy Spanish and perhaps Italian government bonds to lower the countries’ borrowing costs, which have been worryingly high in recent weeks. Another possibility might be for the eurozone’s temporary rescue fund, the European Financial Stability Facility, to buy bonds — though Merkel’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, has dismissed talk that Spain might apply to the fund for such help. He told the Welt am Sonntag newspaper that “there is nothing to this speculation.” Italy and Spain have the eurozone’s third- and fourthlargest economies respectively, behind Germany and France. Merkel and Monti agreed that decisions made by last month’s European Union summit “must be implemented as quickly as possible,” Streiter
DRIPs provide stability, income TALBOT BOGGS
With Canada’s population aging and moving into retirement, two of the issues that are increasingly preoccupying investors are uncertainty about the direction of financial markets and the need for an income stream. It is estimated that by 2025, one quarter of Canadians will be over the age of 60. They will control $3.9 trillion in assets and will be looking to move their money into investments that
pay a monthly income. “Dominant themes surface in the market at different times,” said Hovig Moushian, a senior vice-president and portfolio manager with McKenzie Investments “Two that are now preoccupying investors are uncertainty about the direction of the market and the need for income. Demographics are changing rapidly and our aging population is hungry for yield. They are looking for retirement income and
dividend-paying stocks can work very well for them.” Canadian investors looking for protection and income are turning in increasing numbers to dividendpaying companies and dividend reinvestment programs (DRIPs). The reason for the popularity of dividends and DRIPs is their returns and stability as an investment.
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Dividends are a good gauge of a company’s financial health. If companies aren’t making money, they don’t pay dividends. The biggest payers of dividends are usually banks and financial institutions. Dividends can pay up to about four or five per cent or more, a better return than investors can get today from a money market fund or guaranteed investment certificates. Dividends generally provide a safety net in a weak market and keep the stock attractively valued. DRIPs are plans offered by corporations that allow investors to invest their cash dividends by purchasing additional shares or fractions of shares on the date the dividend is paid. In Canada, there are currently about 90 companies offering DRIPs, as well as 29 income and royalty trusts, and 31 closed end funds and exchange traded funds that offer them. DRIPs offer investors a number of benefits. One of them is the ability to reinvest dividends regularly, a practice that is especially appealing in volatile markets. People often are reluctant to make big investments in times of volatility but they are a lot more comfortable with making smaller, more regular investments over time. Any purchases made through company-operated DRIPs are commissionfree because no broker is required to facilitate the trade and some DRIPs also offer their stock at a discount of up to five per cent. DRIPs are flexible by nature. Investors can invest either small or large amounts, usually starting with as little as $100. DRIPs take advantage of an investment principle known as dollar cost averaging. This involves averaging out the price at which stock is purchased as its price moves up or down over the long period. Using this system, you are never buying the stock right at its peak or at its low, and it is a great, disciplined way to save and invest over the long term. Companies like to offer DRIPs because they encourage a stable shareholder base that typically has a longterm investment style. As well, DRIP investors are less likely to sell their shares when markets go down. Investors also can purchase dividend growth mutual funds. These funds give investors the option to take the distribution payouts or reinvest them. Many Canadian investors also are purchasing global dividend funds to improve the diversity of their portfolios and minimize risk. The Canadian equity market is heavily weighted to banks, financial institutions and companies in the energy and materials sectors, but is not considered to have the diversity of choice to let investors build a truly diversified portfolio. While DRIPs might be a great way to invest, there are some tax issues to be considered. The cash dividends that are reinvested remain taxable as dividends received, and investors should provide enough cash to offset the tax liability. 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.
JOBS: ‘Willing to go thermo-nuclear...” “I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong, I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product,” Jobs is quoted as saying in Walter Isaacson’s book “Steve Jobs” published in November. “I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.” But the judge barred those statements in a ruling earlier this month. “I really don’t think this is a trial about Steve Jobs,” Koh said. In court papers filed last week, each company laid out its legal strategy in so-called “trial briefs.” Apple lawyers argue there is almost no difference between Samsung’s products and Apple’s and that the South Korean company’s internal documents show it copied Apple’s iconic designs and its interface. “Samsung once sold a range of phones and a tablet of its own design,” Apple lawyers argue in their documents filed Wednesday. “Now Samsung’s mobile devices not only look like Apple’s iPhone and iPad, they use Apple’s patented software features to interact with the user.” Samsung denies the allegation and counter-charges that Apple copied its iconic iPhone from Sony. Samsung lawyers noted that the company has been developing mobile phones since 1991 and that Apple jumped into the market only in 2007. “In this lawsuit, Apple seeks to stifle legitimate competition and limit consumer choice to maintain its historically exorbitant profits,” Samsung lawyers wrote in their trial brief also filed Wednesday. “Android phones manufactured by Samsung and other
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MARKETS: Details lacking However, markets have been told repeatedly over the last two years by European officials that a fix to the crisis was at hand, only to be disappointed at a lack of details. Traders will be counting on the ECB to flesh out Draghi’s commitment with details when the bank holds its next meeting on Thursday. Meanwhile, hopes are high that the U.S. Federal Reserve will indicate it’s ready to embark on another round of stimulus to support a weakening economy. The latest sign of weakness showed up Friday when the U.S. Commerce Department reported that economic growth slowed during the second quarter to its lowest pace in a year. Gross domestic product rose 1.5 per cent, which was roughly in line with expectations. That’s down from a revised two per cent gain in the first quarter. Another sign of a slowing economy has been job creation, which last month came in at just 80,000. Expectations for July job creation are similarly modest at 100,000. “This is an economy which is still largely driven by consumer spending so exports aren’t going to necessarily step up to a great degree and carry the burden of growth”, said David Watt, chief economist for HSBC Bank Canada. “So if you don’t have jobs, you’re going to struggle to have consumer spending. So the fed looks at this to say, look, there is a potential that this could become a structural issue that could weigh on growth, so they probably need to do more.” Some analysts say the Fed would want to wait longer in order to assess the strength of the economy, but Watt disagreed. “I would be more convinced if jobs were like 150,000 or even 120,000 on average but they’re slipping back,” he said. “The job market at that pace is not going to draw people back into the labour market. That’s not going to start cutting the average duration of unemployment. You still got an average length of unemployment of about 40 weeks. I mean, that’s absolutely astonishing. You have to cut it in half to even get back to what used to be the worst during recessions.” There have been suggestions that the Fed could embark on another round of stimulus known as quantitative easing, which involves the central bank printing more money to buy up bonds. But Watt said that the Fed has other levers it can pull. “When they’re in a situation like this, and they’re not meeting their mandate (for full employment), they have to do something,” he said. “I’m sure they will come up with some creative measure to do it and some could very well dip into being de facto fiscal policy. And I’m sure that a number of people will be upset the Fed is going far beyond traditional monetary policy levers in order to take these actions.”
EURO: Greece could face bankruptcy If the inspectors’ report, expected in September, is damning, Athens could stop receiving loans and face bankruptcy and an exit from the 17-nation euro. “The aid program is already very accommodating. I cannot see that there is still scope for further concessions,” Germany’s Schaeuble was quoted as telling Welt am Sonntag. As part of its austerity efforts, Greece has achieved a remarkable reduction of its budget deficit from 15.8 per cent in 2009 to 9.1 per cent last year. However, the country is considerably off-target in other areas of reform. Athens largely blames this on a deeper-than-anticipated recession. However, a political crisis sparked by fierce rivalry among Greece’s main political parties stalled the reforms for three months, and a three-party coalition finally emerged in June after two inconclusive elections.
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An investor looks at the stock price monitor at a private securities company Friday, in Shanghai, China. Asian stocks charged higher Friday after the European Central Bank chief vowed to save the euro currency union from the continent’s debt crisis and Samsung Electronics reported another record quarterly profit. European shares faded after the ECB comments sparked big gains a day earlier.
NEB approves part of Enbridge pipeline reversal in Ontario BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — The National Energy Board said Friday it has approved Enbridge Inc.’s plan to reverse the flow of part of an oil pipeline in southern Ontario. The federal watchdog says it has imposed 15 conditions on the $16.9-million project, mainly having to do with pipeline integrity. Line 9 currently flows from Montreal to Sarnia, Ont., but Enbridge (TSX:ENB) wants to reconfigured it so it flows from west to east. Refiners in central and eastern Canada want to use cheaper Canadian crude instead of pricier oil imported by tanker from overseas. The NEB approval pertains to the section of pipe between Sarnia, Ont., and West over, Ont., near Hamilton. In May the board held hearings where it heard concerns from the public about possible spills from the pipeline. Labour Minister Lisa Pratt, a former natural resources minister, said the NEB decision is “quite important” as it helps improve pipeline access to Canada’s coasts and customers in the U.S. Raitt said the reversal reflects what customers want and need and keeps Canada’s oil flowing in a way that is
most economic, adding that customers on the east coast will be able to receive cheaper crude from North America rather than have to import it from abroad. “Energy is a matter of national importance and the government welcomes efforts to better utilize our energy assets for the benefit of Canadians from coast to coast to coast,” “So in this respect the expansion and the diversification of our energy markets is one of our priorities.” Enbridge rival TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) is also working on a plan to ship western Canadian crude east. It’s looking at converting its gas mainline, which is running part-empty, to gas service. It could ship between 400,000 and 900,000 barrels per day of oil, depending on customer demand. Two years ago, an Enbridge pipeline in southern Michigan ruptured and spilled some three million litres of crude into wetlands, a creek and the Kalamazoo River. The river was recently re-opened for recreational use. A report by the National Transportation Safety Board earlier this month likened Enbridge’s handling of the spill to that of the “Keystone Kops.” Enbridge announced late Friday that it had contained a spill from a pipeline running through Grand Marsh, Wisconsin.
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YouTube spawns new generation of comedians BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Actor Charlie Sheen is seen in the crowd of baseball fans at the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Sunday, in Cooperstown, N.Y. Sheen was sporting a Cincinnati Reds hat in support of the induction of Barry Larkin.
Sheen comedy poised for 90-episode pickup BEVERLY HILLS, California — Charlie Sheen says he’s not insane anymore. Instead, these are good days for the Anger Management star, he declares, with his FX cable TV comedy half-way through its initial 10-episode run and poised to get an order for 90 more. Sheen told reporters Saturday that the prospect of continuing is as “exciting as hell,” and he added cheerily, “I don’t think 90’s gonna be enough.” With the expected pickup, FX plans to bring aboard Sheen’s dad, Martin Sheen, as a recurring cast member. He will play the father of Charlie Goodson, the anger-management therapist played by Charlie Sheen. The veteran movie actor, who also played President Jed Bartlet on the drama series The West Wing, is guest-starring on an “Anger Management” episode that airs Aug. 16. “I think that was the best episode we did,” his son said. Adding Sheen’s father to the series “will give an extra dimension and make it a multi-generational family show,” said FX boss John Landgraf in making the announcement. The production schedule would call for filming a total of 100 epi-
sodes in just two years. This kind of cost-saving routine means no time for rehearsals, said executive producer Bruce Helford. “The actors get the lines, we see the scene, the writers make changes, the actors go to makeup, cameras are blocked, we come back together and shoot the scene,” he explained. At first, the cast members “felt like basically they were on the ledge. But by the third episode, everyone found the characters to the point that the writers were following their lead,” Helford said. “I feel like how we started, we just scratched the surface — barely,” said Sheen, who arrived for his appearance at the Television Critics Association session clad in Bermuda shorts, a long-sleeve shirt and loafers without socks. He likened his tumultuous departure from Two and a Half Men and the stormy aftermath last year to a dream he couldn’t wake up from. Or like “a train I couldn’t get off of, except that I was the conductor,” he added, speaking in quick bursts and fidgeting in his chair. He said he learned a lot from that period, including “stick to what you know.” Referring to his disastrous My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Defeat is Not an Option tour in spring 2011, he got laughs from the group when
he advised, “Don’t go on the road with a one-man show in 21 cities without an act. “ “I’m not insane anymore,” he summed up. What’s different now from Sheen’s angry stretch on Men, characterized by his much-publicized clashes with series creator Chuck Lorre? Helford weighed in with a theory. On Men, he ventured, “Charlie didn’t really have a voice with creative input. It wasn’t built that way.” On Anger Management, Helford said he’s forged a partnership with his star. “We built this together,” he said. “And when Charlie’s on the stage, that’s his stage. When you feel that, your creative juices are flowing, everything is better for you, because you have a say in what you’re doing. “When you don’t control your destiny, things get screwed up in your head,” he said as Sheen nodded. On Anger Management, Charlie Goodson thrives on chaos. Sheen was asked if he does, too, or if he longs for a simpler life. “I can wish every minute for a simple life. It’s not gonna happen,” Sheen replied. “But I don’t really look at it as chaos. I look at it as challenges.”
The Dark Knight Rises holds top at box office THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — The Dark Knight Rises stayed atop the box office for the second straight weekend, making just over $64 million. But it’s lagging behind the staggering numbers of its predecessor, 2008’s The Dark Knight. The final piece in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy has now grossed more than $289 million in its first 10 days in theatres. It dropped 60 per cent from its opening weekend of $160.9 million. By comparison, The Dark Knight took a 53 per cent drop in its second weekend with a gross of nearly $75.2 million and a 10-day cumulative gross of $313.8 million. Dan Fellman, head of distribution for Warner Bros., declined to comment on the Sunday esti-
mates again out of respect for the victims of the Aurora, Colorado, shooting that left 12 people dead and another 58 injured at a midnight showing of the film on opening night. But people are still going to the movies, and they did so even last weekend, said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. If anything hurt the numbers for all movies this weekend, he said, it was Friday night’s opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, which drew a record-setting 40.7 million viewers in the United States. “For a film that opened as big as this did, considering the situation and what happened last weekend and all that, I would say this is a very strong showing,” Dergarabedian said. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and
Canadian theatres, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday. 1. The Dark Knight Rises, $64 million. ($122.1 million international.) 2. Ice Age: Continental Drift, $13 million. ($49.4 million international.) 3. “The Watch,” $13 million. 4. Step Up Revolution $11.8 million. ($5.2 million international.) 5. Ted, $7.4 million. ($2.7 million international.) 6. The Amazing Spider-Man, $6.8 million. 7. Brave, $4.2 million. ($9.6 million international.) 8. Magic Mike, $2.6 million. ($5.3 million international.) 9. Savages, $1.8 million. ($2 million international.) 10. Moonrise Kingdom, $1.4 million.
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MONTREAL — While comedy stars have long been associated with live performances and TV shows, there’s a growing number of funny people amassing millions of dedicated fans around the world by creating their own YouTube shows on the Internet. And these shows have reach. Take the Hitler vs. Darth Vader rap showdown on the Epic Rap Battles of History series, for example. It snagged 60 million views — which is even more remarkable considering the series finale of the toprated Seinfeld on network TV in 1998 had around 70 million viewers. “A recent stat published by YouTube said that for every minute that goes by, 72 hours of footage is uploaded to YouTube,” said Burnie Burns, creator of Red vs Blue, which he described as the longestrunning series on the Internet. “If you wanted to watch every video on YouTube, you would fall three days behind every minute you tried to do that,” said the filmmaker who had been trying unsuccessfully to flog one of his movies to distrbutors when he posted it on the Internet and suddenly found an audience. While some of that mountain of YouTube footage is hokey amateur film of cats flushing toilets, there’s lots more polished fare like Burns’ Red vs Blue. The science-fiction spoof has run for a decade, amassed 250 episodes and now counts Elijah Wood of Sin City and the Lord of the Rings series among its cast. Money to pay for all this merriment comes from a variety of sources, including merchandise like DVDs and T-shirts and a cut of the ads that precede the videos. “On iTunes, we’re usually No. 1 every time we upload,” said Lloyd Ahlquist, of Epic Rap Battles of History. Other money comes from companies wanting to place their products in the videos themselves. “There’s tons of products wanting to do branded integration on Hitler videos,” Ahlquist added jokingly, citing the rap contest between the Nazi dictator and the Star Wars villain on his program. But success doesn’t come easy. That was one of the points driven home at a panel this week at the Just For Laughs comedy festival, which addressed the YouTube comedy phenomenon. “It takes a long time to develop a voice, like any comedian or writer,” said Grace Helbig of the Daily Grace show. She’s posted a video a day, five days a week, since 2008. “Be consistent and put work out there until you figure out for yourself and your audience what you enjoy and what they enjoy,” she said. “Your activity and the intimacy of the Internet is really what separates it from TV. “I make all those videos from my apartment so people feel like they’re in the room with me and I’m talking directly to them,” said Helbig, whose show is a sort of daily comedic chat on life. Helbig didn’t start in comedy immediately. She waited tables and was a product manager for an entertainment company before getting into her current gig. She had been doing some improv and immediately saw the potential in the Internet after noticing how 100 people had looked at one of her video blogs. It struck her it was a lot more work to try and sell out a 100-seat theatre than making a video in her own home. Equipment can run from a basic computer webcam to more sophisticated gear. Ben Relles, who is the head of programming for YouTube and founder of Barely Political, said hopefuls should ask themselves if they’re doing something people would be interested in seeing — and sharing. He knows a few things about that, having created the Obama Girl spoof video of a woman singing to Barack Obama during his first bid for the White House. “I did that on a Friday afternoon and the week we put it out it got a few million views,” he said. It was a slow news week and a lot of people were talking about it so we used it to launch the Barely Political channel on YouTube,“ he said. He said format is important. One example cited was the popular Canadian Epic Meal Time YouTube cooking show where high-calorie meals are put together, often using bacon and alcohol. The Montreal-based Epic Meal Time brings in tens of millions of views with its consistent diet of host Harley Morenstein cooking artery-clogging meals while he slings hip-hop slang at the audience. The episodes end with him and his guests dining on their creation, sometimes using bizarre utensils like chainsaws and hockey sticks. “The channels that are kind of scattershot with bits and sketches, people may love them a lot but I’ve seen them have a tougher time,” Relles said.
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U.S. Teens get advice on ending relationships BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Andrew Curtin said it happened at least twice at his Boston-area high school in the last year. Angry about a breakup, a boy ended up at the school nurse’s office with a broken hand after punching a locker or a wall. “You don’t think about when you see two people walking down the hall, ’Are they in a bad relationship or is it good?”’ the 17-year-old Waltham High School senior said Thursday. But he was among about 250 teenagers doing a lot of thinking about healthy relationships at a seminar at Simmons College on Thursday. And the dating advice was coming from an unlikely source: city government officials. Boston’s Public Health Commission partnered
with local social service agencies to put on its third annual “Break-Up Summit” for teens as part of a $1 million, four-year grant from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Nationwide, the $18 million program known as Start Strong is aimed at teaching teens in 11 cities to prevent dating violence by ending relationships in a way that doesn’t spark negative behaviour — cheating, public humiliation, or worse.Nicole Daley, who heads Boston’s Start Strong program, said a bad teenage relationship can lead to problems like depression, low self-esteem, falling academic grades, and even unwanted pregnancies in cases where one partner tries to manipulate the other. There’s also the risk of a physically dangerous confrontation. “In popular media, cheating is seen as an excuse for violence,” Daley said.
Recent studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed about 10 per cent of students nationwide reported a boyfriend or girlfriend had physically hurt them in the last year. CDC statistics also showed that among adults who were victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner, 15 per cent of men and 22 per cent of women first experienced some kind of partner violence when they were between 11 and 17 years old. Teens who were part of Thursday’s seminar described a dating scene where social media can make ending relationships even more emotionally fraught. Many said that changing one’s Facebook status back to “single” was the worst way to break up with a significant other. “The world knows before you do,” said Cassie Desrochers, 17, another Waltham High senior.
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Lucia Rittammer, 10, plays the Ross Street piano as her mother Alison watches artist Trent Thomas Leach work on a steel and stained glass guitar on the Ross Street Patio Thursday. Leach, who runs Rogue Studio, was featured artist this week in the city’s Best Summer Ever series.
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HOROSCOPE Monday, July 30 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Hilary Swank, 38; Vivica Fox, 48; Lisa Kudrow, 49 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Venus is slowly moving into a precise, supremely harmonious conversation with Saturn, indicating agreements around love or money hold long term potential. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: An amazingly transformative year. You dig deep and change from the inside out. When strong feelings come, especially through interaction, they might not make sense at first, but lead to phenomenal breakthroughs. It will be a great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): NADIYA The greatest gift anyone can give SHAH an Aries is to tell you there is something you can’t do. It becomes a subtle challenge, and a challenge is hard to resist. So, when you are delivered this message now, see it as the blessing it is. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A good psychotherapist will listen to their client, and gently guide him or her until deeper sharing can come forward. Whether it is a formal interaction or a friend, someone is playing the role of gentle ally to you now. Trust you’re in good hands. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): While Mercury is retrograde, don’t push understanding the minute details. The information that arrives now is confusing at first read through. Come
I contact them, but that’s it. They are happy to like my Facebook status or comment on a photo, but no one invites me anywhere. When I was at rock bottom, I often contemplated suicide. I sought help and got medication and counselling and am better. I’m sure if I died, these same people would show up at my funeral and say wonderful things about me. If anyone sees themselves in this, please check out your roster of friends and show some friendliness. I sure could use some. — Lost in the City Dear Lost: We suspect that when you went through an extended period of staying home, your friends developed the habit of enjoying themselves without you. You’ve made great steps in recovery, but might not be high on their list of social contacts. And please remember that 350 Facebook “friends” do not equal one or two real-life supportive friends. You will need to make the next several moves, inviting people to go out to dinner, a movie, an art exhibit, a fashion show, whatever appeals to you.
back to it later. You’ll be able to interpret it better with some time away. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are in the midst of a couple of power packed days, when emotions are running high and you feel the urgency of a goal within your reach. A part of you thrives in this environment, so be grateful for the uncommon familiarity. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): To the world we bring a point of view that is coloured by our experiences, social location, and identity. You realize how your position in society has contributed to your experiences and decisions. Acknowledging your unique view provides a powerful connection to all. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): We prize those people who take fate by the hand and direct it as they choose. This urge has been a major area of learning for you, and is especially emphasized today. When opportunity finds you, leap with your brilliance at the forefront of your pitch. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Some think spirituality and the receptivity it implies as one end of a spectrum, and on the other side is self-determination. The greatest success comes when the two are put to work for each other. You’re motivated to take a step. Listen to how life is encouraging you forward. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Even the liar or the person saying the detestable has the right to free speech. You catch someone in a deliberate lie. Consider the insecurity that led them there. If it hurts no one, there is no need to give the truth away, unless it is your own. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): We all want the support of our family. You might have felt misunderstood by someone in your family and connection felt hard to come by. Be patient with yourself as you find the support you need. From a place of love, you can accept him or her as is. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): As the Moon and Pluto meet in your sign, you have your very own moment of truth,
Once they remember how much they enjoy your company, things will improve. And if these friends continue to be distant, it’s time to find some new ones. Dear Annie: I’d like to weigh in about having flowers at funerals. My mother was adamant on this subject. She always told me that if I couldn’t bring her flowers when was alive, she sure didn’t want them when she was dead. So my brother and I gave her flowers whenever we could. At her funeral, we had a single red rose on her casket. It was her favourite flower. I’m sure the people attending the service thought we were being cheap, but I felt we kept to her wishes. I’m sorry about the florist’s loss of income, but my mother’s preferences were much more important. — Chattaroy, Wash. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
brought on by an encounter that requires a spontaneous reaction. You are being led to a moment of honesty and intimacy. Share fearlessly. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There is a part of you now that is gathering with one intention, while hoping to be seen by a specific, indirect observer. The more you can let that desire go, the more you will attract the company you wish for. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Someone’s decision leaves you shaking your head. You’ll have to consider if there are implications for you, but when asked for your opinion, behave as a sounding board instead. There will be time to share your feelings at another date. Keep it about your friend. 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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Dear Annie: My husband spends too protect his behaviour. If you simply much time on the Internet and then want more of his attention, first detergets upset when I say so. mine whether you are being too clingy, Several months ago, I and then find effective ways caught him talking to a to distract him. However, if woman online, and I’m woryou simply don’t trust him, ried it’s happening again. that is a more serious issue, In spite of my suspicions, and we recommend counselhowever, when I’ve checked ing — with or without him. his activity, I see nothing. (I Dear Annie: I used to realize he could be deleting have a lot of friends, and things.) then I went through a maLast night, we went out jor depression. I tried not for dinner, and we weren’t to lean on them too much, in the door five minutes but I did need to talk. I was before he was standing in universally abandoned. I the bedroom with his tablet was no longer fun. I was too MITCHELL in his hands checking his frightened and depressed & SUGAR email. When I tell him I’d to go out. I couldn’t listen like him to spend more time endlessly to their problems with me instead of his comanymore. puter, he gets angry. What I wanted them to listen to can I do? — My Husband Doesn’t Listen mine. But I was careful not to suck the to Me life out of them. In fact, some friends Dear Listen to Me: Are you objecting never knew I was depressed. because your husband is addicted to So, here I am with 350 Facebook his computer or because you think he friends from high school, college, work is using it to cheat? Our concern is that and church. Yet none of them calls. I he becomes angry when you broach the saw these same people through mulsubject. This defensiveness is a way to tiple calamities. They will respond if
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BLANCH Michael “Mike” Mr. Michael “Mike” Blanch of Red Deer passed away peacefully at The Red Deer Hospice on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the age of 56 years. A Funeral Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45th Street, Red Deer, Alberta, on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow at the Alto Reste Cemetery, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mike’s honour may be made directly to the Red Deer Hospice Society, 99 Arnot Ave Red Deer, Alberta T4R 3S6. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to Craig Kanngiesser EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer Phone (403) 347-2222
LONGE It is with extreme sadness and broken hearts that we announce the passing of Lindsey Patrick Henry Longe on July 17, 2012. Lindsey died at his home in Vancouver, BC. Lindsey was born on January 16th, 1982 in Red Deer AB. Lindsey was 30 years old. Lindsey is loved very deeply by his family and is survived by his mother, Chris Brenda Longe Harris and his grandmother, Nathalie Longe, grandmother Leah Peter as well as aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Lindsey had a special relationship with his great aunty and uncle Gladys and Ernie Krauss. Lindsey loved his circus family the Jordans very much, they loved Lindsey and with them he had some of his best times, riding in the Globe and traveling all through the US and Canada. Lindsey was a sweet gentle young man, who made an impression on everyone he met. His smile would light up a room and warm your heart. Lindsey will be missed terribly by all who loved him. Please join us for a service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Lindsey to be held at the Crossroads Church on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.
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COME JOIN OUR TEAM DBA Menchies Frozen Yogurt Restaurant - Red Deer AB Food & Beverage Servers - Full Time. 2 locations. DUTIES: Serve food & beverages, general plate services, handle customer complaints, clear and clean tables, present bills and accept payment, describe menu items and advise on menu selections, food counter prep, replenish condiments. QUALIFICATIONS: Customer service an asset. Job knowledge & communication. Food sanitation, WHIMIS & First Aid are an asset. WAGES: $10-10.25/hr Fax resume to Deon Beaupre 403-309-4418 Mail resume to Box 28038, Red Deer, AB T4P 1K4
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Due to substantial growth GROWING after market and the addition of new diesel and suspension manufactured product shop, for 3/4 ton / 1 ton trucks, looking for 1st. or lines, 2nd yr mechanics. The A.R. Thomson Group Phone 403-346-9188 is offering the following or emal opportunities to join our email@example.com Manufacturing Team. Serious applicants looking Classifieds...costs so little for a stable career opportuSaves you so much! nity are encouraged to join our team. JOIN OUR TEAM! Independent Paint & Body 3 POSITIONS AVAILABLE is currently accepting FOR MANUFACTURING resumes for experienced SHOP TECHNICIANS. autobody technicians and Duties to include fabrica- refinishers. Apply with retion prep, hydro-testing, sume to 7453 - 50 ave Red general shop maintenance, Deer, AB or email resume operation of new product to firstname.lastname@example.org. line manufacturing equipment, such as tube mill, JOIN THE BLUE corrugating equipment and GRASS TEAM! other hose manufacturing BLUE GRASS SOD equipment. and occasional FARMS LTD is seeking on-site work with our 2nd. or 3rd. yr. heavy mobile hydro-testing trailer duty mechanic apprentice unit. with experience in agriculture equipment 1 POSITION AVAILABLE and trucks. FOR JOURNEYMAN “B” email@example.com or PRESSURE WELDER fax to 403-342-7488 Duties to include fabrication of A.R. Thomson specialized Stainless Steel Hose Product Line and will include successfully obtaining certification on JOURNEYMAN H.D. product welding procemechanic based out of dures. Preference will be our red deer location. given to candidates with Successful applicant will TIG welding experience. be required to pass Drug / Alcohol screening mandatory drug screening. Fax resume with current and a background check driver abstract will be required. 403-346-6721 Hours of work are Monday - Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm LACOMBE Golf & Country (with sporadic overtime Club has an employment available) opportunity for a mechanic. Excellent benefits package Full or part time, year and RRSP plan are also round or seasonal position. available. If you have experience with small engine repair, Please Email Resumes to: especially diesel, we would Borsato.linda@arthomson. like to talk to you. Salary com and benefits negotiable. Fax Resumes to: Additional skills required: 403-341-4243 Maintain and repair golf course equipment fleet and Explosive Solutions power carts; Maintain Specialists equipment maintenance is seeking records; Sharpening and EXPERIENCED set up of all reel and rotary STRUCTURAL cutting units. WELDERS Contact: CJ Dahl Ph: 403CWB tickets an asset, 782-6000 Fax: 403-782competitive wages & benefits. 6009 E-mail: cjdahl@ Please submit applications golflacombe.com by fax to 403-347-4516 or email LOOKING FOR firstname.lastname@example.org A CAREER? 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 FLOORING ESTIMATOR Very busy flooring company is currently seeking a professional & experienced estimator. Duties include flooring inspection, measuring, reading blueprints & quoting. Requirements: Minimum of 2 yrs. experience, driver license, friendly and professional attitude. Wages based on experience, benefits avail. 403-309-3000 or drop off at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer, AB FLOORING INSTALLER Req’d immediately, exp’d flooring installer (carpet, tile, lino, hardwood, etc.), for very busy Central Alberta flooring company. Must be neat, clean, professional, friendly and works well with others or alone. Driver’s license req’d. Excellent wages, benefits & great working environment. Please fax resume to 403-309-3000 or drop off at 9-7619 50 Ave Red Deer FRAMER req’d. 2-3 yrs. residential exp. own vehicle a must. 403-350-5103
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Franchise Available for Location on Gasoline Alley in Red Deer, A.B. This location includes the completely redeveloped Smitty’s Restaurant, Lounge, Convenience Store, New Husky Gas Bar and Car Wash. Further Smitty’s Franchise rights to the city of Red Deer are also negotiable.
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Furix Energy Inc. is hiring F/T B-Pressure Welder The successful candidate must have vessel lay out and piping experience. Must have valid AB BPressure license. We will pay a starting wage of $45.00/hour with full benefit packages. If interested please call Mike 403-391-2689 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT LOOKING for apprentice or jouneyman mechanic. Pipe bending skills would be a great asset. Wages depend on exp. Going concern shop, Fax resume to: 403-346-9909 or drop off at 2410 50 Ave. Phone 403-346-7911
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and Welders with CNC and manual experience. Pace is a well-established, long standing business in Red Deer. Our company is focused on providing the highest of quality to all our customers. We are presently looking for selfmotivated, goal-oriented individuals, willing to learn, possessing high standards, looking for longterm employment and would like the opportunity to join our team. Please drop off your resume, in person, Or mail to Pace Manufacturing at 6820-52 Ave., Red Deer, AB, T4N 4L1 E-mail: email@example.com or Fax to: 403-340-2985
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to: 403-314-2249 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
Required Exp’d Fabricator For a Ponoka Manufacturing Shop.
We are expanding and looking for Apprentice & Journeyman Welders to work with us. We specialize in Repair and Maintenance as well as custom fabrication of shacks & components. We have a variety of jobs coming through our door on a daily basis. The ideal candidate would have some mechanical ability and a desire to learn. Please send your resume & references by email to email@example.com or fax your resume to 403-309-7134. No Phone Calls Please
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Family owned & operated, Trail Appliances continues to grow and due to this, we are looking to expand our delivery department. Trail offers excellent training Competitive wages with and a competitive compenbenefit packages available. sation and benefit plan. We are currently looking Interested candidates for an experienced Delivery please send resume to Driver to work out of our NEXUS ENGINEERING, firstname.lastname@example.org Red Deer Warehouse. an oilfield based company, Of fax to 403-775-4014 is currently looking for a STRONG Insulation Inc. The ideal candidate will: Looking for exp. residential * be able to maneuver Shipper/ merchandise in excess insulators w/drivers licence of 100 lbs Receiver/ (Batt And Poly, Blow-in). * possess exceptional Material Handler Call 403-848-2402 customer service skills * enjoy working within a * Must be computer STUCCO LABOURERS diverse team proficient needed Immed. Exp’d but * hold a valid driver’s * Multi task oriented and will train. Drivers License license and a clear organized pref’d. Call 403-588-5306 drivers abstract * General shipping/ Looking for a new pet? receiving duties * Inventory control Check out Classifieds to Launch your career with a well known and respected experience an asset find the purrfect pet. company. Become a part o f t h e s u c c e s s f u l Tr a i l Company paid benefit plan team by applying in person and RRSP. Please send to: Colin Parsons in perresumes to: resume@ son at #6 4622 61 Street in nexusengineering.ca the Riverside Industrial District, Red Deer. Security PIKE WHEATON CHEVchecks will be conducted ROLET IS CURRENTLY TRUE POWER ELECTRIC on successful candidates. accepting resumes for Requires SERVICE ADVISIOR CELEBRATIONS POSITION. Must have good communiHAPPEN EVERY DAY QUALIFIED rd th cation skills and have the IN CLASSIFIEDS 3 and 4 yr. ability to work indepenJOURNEYMAN dently or with a group.. BUSY CENTRAL AB ELECTRICIANS Excellent company benefits. company req’s exp’d. Class Please submit resume in 1 drivers to pull decks. Residential exp. only person along with wage Assigned truck, exc. wages Competitive wages expectations to Joey. and benefits pkg. Paid & benefits. extras. Family orientated. Fax resume to: Resume and abstract fax 403-314-5599 to 403-784-2330 or call V C P PA I N T I N G r e q ’ s 1-877-787-2501 painters & workers with Mon,. - Fri,. 8 a m to 6 pm acrylic stucco exp. Call 403-340-9486 between 8 Busy Central Alberta Grain SIDING INSTALLER a m - 4 p m . o r f a x Trucking Company looking with or without trailer & 403--342-4985 or email for Class 1 Drivers. We tools. F.T. year round email@example.com offer lots of home time, work, must have truck and benefits and a bonus Central Alberta’s Largest 2 yrs. exp. .85 cents per program. Grain and super Car Lot in Classifieds sq.ft. 403-358-8580 B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers WANTED honest reliable, abstract and would like to person/persons to rebuild start making good money. a deck, in Sylvan Lake, fax or email resume and contact Wendy or George comm.abstract to 403-887-2113 403-337-3758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Central AB based trucking company reqires
OWNER OPERATORS in AB. Home the odd night. Weekends off. Late model tractor pref. 403-586-4558
CLASS 1 DRIVING INSTRUCTOR
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Knowledge of ASME code bolt up, basic instrumentation and a commitment to excellence are prerequisites.
CLASS 3 driver with air endorsement required for our red deer location. Successful applicant will be required to pass mandatory drug screening. Fax resume with current driver abstract to 403-346-6721.
Vacuum & Water Truck operators req’d. to start immed. CLASS 1 or 3 WITH Q All oilfield safety tickets req’d. Clean drivers abstract. Must comply with drug and alcohol policy. References Req’d. Exc. salary & benefits. Fax resume to: 403-742-5376 email@example.com LOCAL ACID Transport company looking for expd’ F/T Class 1 truck driver. Top wages and exc. benefit pkg., Fax resume and driver’s abstract to 403-346-3766 RED DEER BASED Oilfield Hauling Company requires exp. Picker Operators with Class 1 license and picker ticket. Top wages paid to the right people. P/T position also avail. Please fax resume with current abstract and oilfield related tickets to: 403-309-7409. or email to firstname.lastname@example.org Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
TOW TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.
www.badgerinc.com Badger Daylighting LP the industry leader in Hydro-vac excavating requires an:
DRIVEN TO EXCEL FROM START TO FINISH
INDUSTRIAL SPRAY PAINTER
for the PAINT department in the Red Deer manufacturing shop.
Pidherney’s is growing and requires experienced Class 1 & 3 drivers to join our busy team:
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:
email@example.com Fax: 403-343-0401 No Phone Calls Please
• Water Truck Drivers • Truck and Wagon Drivers • Lowbed Drivers – to haul our heavy equipment Top wages paid based on experience Benefit package Assigned units Scheduled days off Valid safety tickets an asset
Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Complete Janitorial QUALITY CLEANING 403-755-7570
REAL ESTATE www.homesreddeer.com Help-U-Sell Real Estate5483
RENTALS www.homefinders.ca Phone 403-340-3333
Sidewalks, driveways, garages, patios, bsmts. RV pads. Dean 403-505-2542
BLACK PEARL CONCRETE Garage/RV pads, driveways, patios, bsmt. Dave 352-7285
www.fhtmca.com/derekwiens Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854
BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980
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AB, Computer Hygiene Ltd. 896-7523
SIDING, Soffit, Fascia Prefering non- combustible fibre cement, canexel & smart board, Call Dean @ 302-9210.
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Stamp finish, exposed finish, basements, garages, patio pads, driveways & sidewalks. etc. Anything concrete, call Mark 403-597-0095 COR CONSTRUCTION ~Garages ~Decks ~ Fencing ~ Reno’s. 35 years exp. 403-598-5390 DALE’S Home Reno’s. Free estimates for all your reno needs. 755-9622 cell 506-4301 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060
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INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351
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5* JUNK REMOVAL
Property clean up 340-8666 FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629
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HOT SUPER SEXY ESCORTS Largest variety in town 403-505-3738 avail. 24/7
MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161
IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346 Yard Work / Reno / Tree / Junk Removal 403-396-4777
Moving & Storage
BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315
LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801.
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 HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship, helping you/helping your family. Call 403-346-7777 Low Price Guarantee. www. helpinghandshomesupport.com
Tree Pruning,Topping and Removal by a Certified Arborist,Hedges too! call Randy at 403-350-0216 YARD maintenance, hedge trimming services Call Paul 587-679-0917 Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.
RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, July 30, 2012 D3
Wanted for delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life In GLENDALE Goodall Ave & Grimson St. Gunn St. & Goodacre Cl. PINES Pearson Crsc. Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in
For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in LANCASTER Lampard Crsc. area & Lord Close area. MICHENER
51 Street & 43 Ave. area
WEST LAKE 77 Advocate $404/month $4851/year
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
ANDERS AREA: Anders Close Ackerman Crsc. Asmundsen Ave/ Arb Close
GRANDVIEW 69 Advocate $362/month $4347/year
SUNNYBROOK AREA: Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close
Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317
INGLEWOOD AREA: Imbeau Close
ADULT CARRIERS REQUIRED for Early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate in Sylvan Lake Please call Debbie for details
Alberta Government Funded Programs Student Funding Available! * GED Preparation * Trades Entrance Exam Preparation * Women in the Trades
Adult Education & Training
ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in WEST LAKE
F/T Customer Service Representative. Must be avail. weekdays and Sat’s. Some outside work req’d. Computer skills an asset. Fax resume to 403-347-0788 Blue Grass Sod Farms is looking for Yard personnel Seasonal full time. Must have a class 5 license. Please send all resume’s attn. Nursery Dept. Fax 403-342-7488, Email email@example.com
Earn $500.mo. for 1--1/2 hrs. per day 6 days a week. Must have a reliable vehicle . Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303 F.T. WAREHOUSE
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
TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail. Please contact QUITCY
at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ reddeeradvocate.com
STOVES 24” Frigidaire, new. 30” Kenmore. $100 each. 403-340-3309
3 PIECE BISTRO antique teak wood handcarved set $190, 403-347-8247, 403-550-4393 CHINA CABINET $100. 403-986-2849
MOVING maple 2 seat couch, goo dcond. $45, 403-340-8837t RAVEN TRUCK ACCESSORIES Has an opening for an INSTALLER POSITION, must be self-motivated, have strong leadership skills & be mechanically inclined. Fax 343-8864 or apply in person with resume to 4961-78th Street, Red Deer SYNIK Clothing, Gas. Alley. P/T - F/T Apply within
SELF standing reading lamp w/halogen bulb, gold in color, $20, 403-357-9664
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Misc. for Sale
2 WINE BOTTLE RACKS One - 60 bottle & one - 24 bottle. $15 for both. SMALL STORAGE CABINET $15. 403-347-1501
RED DEER WORKS 20; LADDER $50; desk Build A Resume That Works! APPLY ONLINE www.lokken.com/rdw.html Call: 403-348-8561 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Career Programs are
for all Albertans
F/T or P/T Seamstress needed for busy alteration shop ASAP. Must have sewing exp. Please drop off resume to Gloria’s Alterations in Bower Mall.
F/T YARD LABORER
Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
w/swivel chair $75; rocking glider and stool $75 403-340-0675
8 fOOT wooden ladder. Mint condition. $40. (403) 342-7908 CANNING jars for sale, quarts $6.50 dozen; pints $6/dozen, misc jars free; 4 padded lawn chairs, $15/ea. 403-347-7658
METAL WHEELBARROW $25, call 403-357-9664 QUEEN Ann chair $10; 2 house plants $10/ea. metal desk $50; office chair $20; Wearever ricer/juicer $40; barometer $15; thermometer $15; Pyrex coffee pot $10; Pyrex tea pot $10 403-346-7991
• This is a career position. • Salary based on experience and ability. • Profit sharing and company benefits.
LANDSCAPING mulch, $10.00 yard. Phone 403-346-3800 weekdays or 403-343-6182 eves. & wknds.
AUSTRALIAN Shepherd pups, mini. & toy blue merles, $250-$500. 1st shots, de-wormed. 780-372-2387 CKC reg’d shelties, 3 trimales, 1` blue F, $800 obo all offers will be considered. 403-844-9019 GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, 1 F, 2 M. Ready to go, 1st. shots. Vet checked. Born May 13. 403-773-2240 or 304-5104
SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to email@example.com
2003 20 H.P Craftsman P.B. JACK RUSSELL PUPS. riding mower. 42” cut. Exc. Going Fast! 2 Male. $350. c o n d . U s e d v e r y l i t t l e . 403-896-9998 or 348-1810 $1200 obo. 403-887-3372 SCHNAUZER, mini, black M. born April 17. $500. 403-746-0007, 877-3352
RENTAL STORE looking for tent laborers. Seasonal full-time. Apply within 5929-48 Ave. or sales@ parklandrentals.com
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Health & Beauty
3 MOTORBIKE SNOWMOBILE HELMETS, 2 adult Medium, 1 adult large $150/all, 403-347-8247, 403-550-4393 SET of golf clubs w/bag, for ages 4-9, $50/set.; 403-347-8247, 403-550-4393
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1 BDRM. furn. bsmt. suite, single, working person, N/S. $850/mo. utils. incl. 403-341-6224 2 BDRM. adult bldg, free laundry, very clean, quiet, lrg. suite, Avail Sept. 1 $850/mo., S.D. $650. Call 403-304-5337
Houses For Sale
* NEWLY BUILT Lacombe, Fully developed $439,900. * Great family home, fully finished 5 bdrms., 3 baths, dble. garage, Lacombe $339,900. * Red Deer, walkout, pie lot, Call Ann Craft Coldwell Banker 403-343-3344
FAMILY HOME. One sized 2 BDRM., 2 bath rural property, 10 mi. S. of R.D. garage, fully developed. $1200./mo. PLUS 1 bdrm, Red Deer $314,900 Call Ann Craft @ Coldwell $750. mo. Both have utils. Banker 403-343-3344 incld’d. Avail. Aug. 1. Horses privileges avail. FREE Weekly list of 403-396-9808 Houses/ properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s Duplexes A Great Location phone #, etc. 342-7355 Adult Bldg. 1 & 2 Bdrm. CAMPBELL AVE. 3 bdrms, Units Heat/Water/parking Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com 1.5 baths, 5 appls, Den. incl’d Call 403-342-2899 †HEARTHSTONE† 403-314-0099† BACHELOR SUITE, 5910 55 Ave. Riverside GLENDALE 3 bdrm., good Meadows. No pets, no cond. 4 appls., fenced noise, no partying yard, no pets, n/s, & over 40 yrs old. Rent $630, 403-318-0136 s.d. $650. 403-341-4627
BACHELOR SUITE. $725 + power. Avail immed. 403-872-3400
103 ADDINGTON DR. 2 bdrm. 1.5 bath. Avail. Aug. 1 403-506-3233
LARGE 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111
112 METCALF AVE.
3 bdrm townhouse 2 baths & 5 appls. $1295 + utils. Sorry no pets. Avail. Aug 2. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193 www.hpman.ca
Newer 4 bdrm townhouse with 2.5 baths & 6 appls. $1550. Single GARAGE. Sorry, no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554 www.hpman.ca ALIX, AB, just 30 min. East of Red Deer. 3 bdrm. condo by the lake, avail. now, 403-341-9974
3 bdrm townhouse 1.5 baths 6 appls. $1250 plus util. Avail Aug 1. 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
1 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852 VERY large 1 BDRM. apartment in Ponoka $750/mo. inclds. all utils. plus laundry facilities. Avail. Aug. 1. 403-993-3441
2 bdrm 1.5 baths w/6 appls. in 2 storey townhome. $1250. Tenant pays electricity ONLY. Sorry, no pets. HEARTHSTONE 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193 www.hpman.ca
11/2 blocks west of hospital!
3 bdrm. bi-level, lg. balcony, no pets, n/s, rent $1150 SD $1000 avail. AUG. 15. & SEPT. 1 403-304-7576 or 347-7545
FOR RENT IN ECKVILLE 3 bdrm., 1 bath mobile home on a basement. Lrg. fenced yard. rent incl. water. 403-845-7721 to leave msg.
1 & 2 BDRM. APTS. Clean, quiet bldg. Call 318-0901.
Rooms For Rent
Parkvale adult duplex
Prime location, quiet close, 1 BDRM. bsmt, own kitchen, next to walking trails/marpreferred employed. ket, 1208 sq. ft. bungalow, 403-342-7789 open design, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, single garage, lg. pie 1 ROOM, $410, All utils lot, immed. poss.$268,000, incl. Furnished, cable, internet. n/s, working, clean 403-342-8937 after 6 Open adult only. 587-331-9488 House Sat. & Sun. July 28 & 29 1-5, 4610-42 St. Cres MOUNTVIEW: avail now fully furn bdrms for rent. Condos/ Working M only. Townhouses Call 403-396-2468.
ROOMS Highland Green fully furn., 6 appls, basic cable and utils. incld., bdrms. keyed, $500/mo., + SD, working only. Avail. immed. 403-342-4604
FOR sale or rent, 4 bdrm R.D. 2.5 bath, 5 appls., garage. $1695/mo, or $350,000 obo Open House Aug. 3, 10-5. 5813-58A St. 403-782-7156 357-7465
ACREAGE, close to Rocky Mtn. House great value, $494,900 Ann Craft Coldwell Banker 403-343-3344
GAETZ Ave. North 2200 sq. ft. retail space Extremely busy location Phone Gordon 403-350-7619
BARELAND 1/2 section west of Leduc, 1/4 mile off pavement. Call Ann Craft Coldwell Banker 403-343-3344
BARELAND 10/5 acres, near Lacombe/Ponoka. Call Ann Craft Coldwell Banker 403-343-3344
RIVERSIDE DRIVE 4860 sq. ft. dock level warehouse Zoned Light Industrial Phone Gordon 403-350-7619
LAKE FRONT PROPERTY -†2300 sqft home on 10 acres $449,000. 10 min from Ponoka. 60’ x 32’ heated, 2 doors Fishing, swimming & boating 12’ x 12’ $1700/mo. Sylvan at your back door. Lake area 780-434-0045 See welist.com #47984.† MLS C3526876. Call 403-519-6773† Email: Mobile firstname.lastname@example.org 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
OLDER male, engineer, on night shift 4 nights/wk, seeks room. FILLED!!
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
1/4 SECTION with mountain view west of Sundre, clear title. Contact 1-902-843-5141 or 902-986-8882 for more info
MUST SELL By Owner $7,000. Lana 403-550-8777
STUNNING LAKEFRONT HOME IN ALBERTA. Visit: www. centralalbertalakefront.com
homes CLASSIFICATIONS 4000-4190
Lots For Sale
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
with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted
A MUST SEE!
(Blackfalds) Lots From $83,900 .You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555
400/month lot Rent incl. Cable Lana (403) 550-8777 www.lansdowne.ca
Money To Loan
FREE Cable 2 & 3 bedroom modular/mobile homes
Lana (403) 550-8777 www.lansdowne.ca
PRIVATE LENDER: Mortgage money available on all types of real estate. We lend on equity. Fast approvals Ron Lewis 403-819-2436
Starting at CLASSIFICATIONS
32ND Street 1050 sq. ft. retail space - end cap Great location for fast food. Phone Gordon 403-350-7619
Newly Renovated Mobile Home
Call for more info call 403-342-4544
Newly Reno’d Mobile Rooms FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Lana 403-550-8777
Mason Martin Homes has
8 Brand New Homes starting at $179,900
1 & 2 bdrm. suites Heat/water/parking incl’d. Call 403-342-2899
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. 15 & Sept. 1 . 403-304-7576 347-7545
LANCASTER BI-LEVEL 1236 sq. ft. walkout with attached insulated 24x24 garage, 4 bdrm, 3 bath, vaulted ceilings, maple cabinets with tile back splash, 5 appliances incl, backyard landscaped, gas fireplace, in floor heating, Duradeck on upper deck, central vac, laminate throughout! $444,900. 403-872-1806, 340-6744
in pet friendly park AGRICULTURAL
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Climate change framework falling on deaf ears: documents By THE CANADIAN PRESS Environment Canada is worried that the Harper government’s own effort to encourage public servants to more carefully consider the risks and possible impacts of climate change is falling on deaf ears, documents show. A special framework on climate change adaptation introduced in last year’s budget calls on bureaucrats across the government to routinely’ think about how decisions they make today could be hit by climate change in the years ahead. The goal is to ensure officials get savvy to climate risks, so federal policies and programs are better able to withstand ground-level changes — melting permafrost destabilizing infrastructure in Canada’s North, for instance, or ocean acidification killing sockeye salmon. However, internal documents show that the team implementing the plan fears it may be dismissed in some corners of the bureaucracy, since officials won’t have to keep track of how their decisions deal with climate-related risks.
Without requiring such an explanation, the adaptation blueprint would likely be ignored by parts of the federal government that don’t typically give a second thought to the country’s warming climate, warns an Environment Canada memo from July 2011 obtained by The Canadian Press through the Access to Information Act. “Without a mandatory reporting mechanism in place, the framework and the importance of considering and planning for how climate change might affect the federal government’s ability to carry out its responsibilities in the future may be lost on some departments and agencies for whom this is not seen as a priority.” Demanding such reports was deemed an option to be discussed “at a later date,” the memo on implementing the Federal Adaptation Policy Framework states. A spokesman for Environment Canada, which is spearheading efforts to breathe life into the plan, said results reports won’t be necessary, since departments and agencies are “committed” to integrating climate-risk checks into their decisions.
“In this context, a mandatory reporting mechanism for the framework is not necessary for achieving the framework’s objectives,” Mark Johnson said in an email. NDP environment critic Megan Leslie said the adaptation plan is toothless without such a requirement. “I don’t understand how this will work if it’s not somehow quantified or somehow tracked,” Leslie said. “Having something on a piece of paper that says, ‘Oh, don’t forget climate risk’ isn’t going to change anything.” According to the framework, knowledge and adaptation tools created as a result of the process would be shared outside the government to help Canadians cope with climate change. “As Canada’s largest organization, with operations in all regions of the country, an effective way for the federal government to advance adaptation efforts across Canada is to lead by example,” it states. The 2011 budget devoted almost $150 million to 10 climate prediction and adaptation initiatives spanning nine departments and agencies.
U.S. recovers bodies of WW2 airmen from Quebec waters By THE CANADIAN PRESS The wind was fierce and the waves were surging on Josephine Vibert’s wedding day, 70 years ago in LonguePointe-de-Mingan, a small fishing village on Quebec’s north shore. In 1942, the village became the site of an emergency airstrip on the U.S. military’s so-called “Crimson Route,” a strategic air corridor to Europe through Maine and Newfoundland. Late in the afternoon on Nov. 2, 1942, not long before the wedding reception, Vibert and most of the village stopped to watch a U.S. Army seaplane taxi from the harbour. But the plane — a PBY Catalina — struggled to clear the water. Vibert recalls the towering waves of the Gulf lashing at the cockpit during its second take-off attempt. “I counted five waves, but there may have been more,” she says from her home, still in Longue-Pointe-deMingan. “After the last one, water started entering their plane.” The town’s fishermen braved the frothing waters to find four crew members clinging to the fuselage. Just moments after the survivors were hauled aboard the local fishing boats, the plane, along with the five remaining crew members, slipped beneath waves, never to be seen again. That is until 2009, when divers from Parks Canada found the barnacled, upside-down fuselage of the Catalina some 40 meters below the surface. “We worked from shore until we hit the plane,” said Marc-Andre Bernier, the chief underwater archeologist for Parks Canada. “When we actually saw that the fuselage was in one piece, we immediately stopped operations and contacted the American authorities.” With the prospect of the remains of American soldiers inside, Canadian
officials contacted a joint civilian-military unit in the U.S. that specializes in the identification of citizens lost in war. Earlier this month the Joint POW/ MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) dispatched a 50-person team to investigate the site. They arrived on a 78-meter salvage ship, the USNS Grapple. Their 30-day mission is close to wrapping up. Divers have already found what appear to be the remains of the missing airmen, which will be sent to a DNA lab for identification. But they have also found a trove of artifacts so perfectly preserved they might have been taken from a time warp. From the floor of the Gulf, divers managed to find a Listerine bottle intact, complete with air bubbles and something resembling its original scent. They also discovered film negatives, aviator glasses and, perhaps most remarkably, paper believed to be from the crew’s log. Bernier says a number of conditions combined to keep so many of the objects in good condition, including near-freezing waters and a depth which allows for little oxygen and light to reach the wreckage. “To find, intact, a plane from the Second World War underwater is already something remarkable,” he told reporters who visited the Grapple last week. “It’s an oasis, an underwater receptacle because lots of organisms have attached themselves to the plane.” He added that finding the personal artifacts of the airmen was “like diving back into time.”
For the moment, there are no plans to raise the fuselage itself. JPAC’s mandate is limited to recovering items associated with the individual airmen who went down with the plane. “To be able to do this and bring some closure to families is pretty rewarding,” said Stefan Claesson, a forensic archaeologist aboard the Grapple. “As long as we find one remain it’s a success for us. And in this case we have a significant number of remains to bring back home, so that’s very exciting.” The salvage mission off the coast of Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan has created a stir among the village’s older residents — some of whom, like Vibert, still vividly remember that November day in 1942. Up until then, Vibert says, the war had been a largely positive experience for the residents of LonguePointe-de-Mingan. “Everyone had a job, everyone was happy,” she said during a phone interview with The Canadian Press. “We only had one paved road then, and the American soldiers would parade down it.” Since the Grapple arrived in early July, she has kept a close eye on its movements from the shore. Two of her brothers disappeared during a plane trip over Gulf waters during the 1950s, their bodies never found. Because of that, she says she understands the desire to bring closure to the families of the missing airmen. “Every night I drive down to the shore and I give them (the Grapple’s crew) a little signal with the lights of my car,” she said.
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Hit the grains running BY ADVOCATE NEWS SERVICES The next time you head out to the beach to catch some rays, pack some running shoes along with your lounge chair. You’ll be glad you did. “You won’t find a better workout,” said Jeff Bullock, a St. Petersburg, Fla.-based personal trainer who runs in the sugar sand every chance he gets. “It will make your whole body stronger, not just your legs.” The same goes for walking on the beach. While not quite the calorie blaster that running is, walking is a great fitness activity for all ages, and you’ll find it’s tougher going on the sand, too. Taking your workout to the beach has many advantages over sticking to your inland route. For starters, there’s the scenery. “Most people live here because of the beach,” said Skip Rogers, organizer of the popular Sunsets at Pier 60 summer race series on Clearwater Beach. “There’s nothing more fun than running along the water’s edge at sunset.” Recent studies have established what many of us know instinctively: It feels good to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. The sights and sounds of the beach are particularly effective stress-busters. That’s just the start of the health benefits. By some estimates, running on the sand will burn up to 50 per cent more calories than running on pavement. But before you rush out and start pounding the sand, you will need to know a few things. Hard versus Soft Rogers tries to schedule his races when the tide is low and there is more room to run along the hard-packed, wet sand. The impact on the bones and joints is still significantly less than asphalt or concrete, but it’s not as hard on the muscles as trying to run on soft sand. “You want to start out on the hard stuff,” Rogers said. “It is a lot more work running in the sugar sand.” The best running beaches are wide and flat. Avoid those that have a steep incline that leads to the water. “If you are running along an incline, one leg is going to be doing more work than the other,” said Bullock. “That is a good way to get injured.” In general, running in the sand, hard or soft, will take pressure off joints. But it can also stretch your calf muscles and Achilles tendons, leading to soreness and, in some cases, serious
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AIDS conference winds up on good and bad WASHINGTON — Call it a triple win for fighting the AIDS epidemic: Treating people with HIV early keeps them healthy, cuts their chances of infecting others, and now research shows it’s also a good financial investment. The International AIDS Conference closed Friday with the message that getting treatment to more of the world’s 34 million people with HIV is key to curbing the epidemic, short of a vaccine and cure that still are years away. “It is unacceptable” that scientifically proven treatment and prevention tools aren’t reaching people who need them most, Nobel laureate Dr. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, co-discoverer of the AIDS virus and new president of the International AIDS Society, told the meeting’s closing session. Spreading treatment will be hugely expensive up-front, but Harvard researchers said Friday that the investment would actually save hard-hit South Africa some money over five years, as savings from treating AIDS-related illnesses exceed the medications’ price. Eventually those savings will be overtaken by the costs of treating millions for decades, but treatment-as-prevention still is highly cost-effective, said Dr. Rochelle Walensky of the Harvard Center for AIDS Research. “People used to think there was no way we can do this,” said Dr. Diane Havlir of the University of California, San Francisco, who co-chaired the world’s largest AIDS meeting. With both scientific and financial validation, “for the first time we’re optimistic that we can.” But new U.S. data show how hard effective treatment is, even in developed countries. Here, most HIV patients have access to treatment, and guidelines say they all should be offered it right after diagnosis. Yet just one in four have their infections under control, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Friday. Young people and blacks fare the worst. “We now need big thinking” to improve that number, said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of CDC’s AIDS centre, who would like to see it at least doubled soon. “We have the tools. Now we have to move them into real-world policy so they touch the lives of those who need them most.” What to look for next? ● More HIV testing, the first step to knowing who needs treatment. In the U.S., nearly 20 per cent of people with HIV don’t know they’re infected. In some countries, less than half do. “For every $1 we invest in HIV testing, we recoup $2 in societal benefits,” CDC’s Fenton said. ● Debate over how best to use another new protection, giving at-risk healthy people the daily AIDS medicine Truvada to lower their risk of infection. In the U.S., it will cost $14,000, and worry emerged at the conference about whether people who took the pill would forgo mainstay protections like condoms. ● Specialists called for overcoming stigma that is blocking the HIV prevention message from reaching many of the people most at risk, especially gay and bisexual men. Consider Malawi, where homosexuality is illegal and so AIDS prevention stresses heterosexual risk factors, said Johns Hopkins University researcher Andrea Wirtz. =
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