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Harvest Run atttracts hundreds Ethan Spafford of Red Deer powers past the crowd as he eyes the finish line of the three-km. race at the Harvest Run on Sunday morning in Red Deer. The 21st annual Weber Physio Harvest Run drew hundreds of runners who ran either the 3-km. or 8-km. courses along the bike paths leading from and returning to River Glen School. Photos by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff

Citizens roll up sleeves, clean up shorelines BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF The banks of the Red Deer River and nearby trails were combed for garbage on Sunday during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. The national cleanup is a fall initiative to help keep waterways and shorelines clean and safe.

It follows the Red Deer River Cleanup held in June. Both are part of the city’s annual clean-up campaign Green Deer. Suzanne Jubb, cleanup site co-ordinator, said it was great to see volunteers gather again before winter. “This will be the first year we’ve actually had two cleanups. “Because of weather, we end up having to cancel

either the spring or the fall cleanup,” Jubb said. About 40 volunteers picked up litter in areas around Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Great West Adventure BMX Park. She said the number of volunteers was down, but more people were making the cleanup a family activity that helps educate children.

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Annual run is inspiration for cancer patient, family BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF

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Nevan Smith who is undergoing treatment for a rare, aggressive cancer called desmoplastic sarcoma is supporting the Terry Fox Run next week. Smith’s family is also taking part in the annual event to raise funds for cancer research.


As a regular participant in Red Deer’s Terry Fox Run, Nevan Smith knows where he will be next Sunday. But it will be unlike any previous Terry Fox Run for the 19-year-old. In June, the Red Deer university student was diagnosed with desmoplastic sarcoma, a rare and aggressive childhood cancer. “It’s been a total shock. I’ve been healthy my whole life,” Smith said. “I have a spot in my pelvis area, a 10-cm growth. And I have spots on my liver and on my kidney.” His chemotherapy has already begun and treatment will continue for a year. “It’s awful. It’s like everyone says it is. The worst part about it for me is the fatigue.” Smith said some days are tough, but he fights through it. “You can’t be down on the fact that you did get it. “The support from my family and friends



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TERRY FOX RUN is unbelievable. I know that if support is there, I’ll get through it.” Terry Fox is also an inspiration for Smith and his family who want to raise $5,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation. Loretta Winia, Red Deer run organizer, said many people find strength in the legacy of Terry Fox. “People get inspiration from the way he attacked the run itself, never gave up, and didn’t want to give up. They just identify with the struggle he went through,” Winia said. Fox, who lost his right leg to cancer, ran his Marathon of Hope in 1980 with an artificial leg to raise money for cancer research. When cancer spread to his lungs, he was forced to stop after running 5,373 km in 143 days through six provinces. He lost his battle with cancer in 1981 at the age of 22.

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SHORE: Collecting on water, too “I’ve been noticing that there are more and more families which is great to see. I’m excited to see the families out,” Jubb said. Four canoeists and two kayakers also pulled litter from the river near those park areas. The amount of litter removed during the cleanup wasn’t available on Sunday. Volunteer Nova Brinsky, who picked up garbage along trails near Kerry Wood Nature Centre, was shocked by what fellow smokers were leaving behind. “Look at that. That’s mostly cigarette butts. Isn’t that crazy,” said Brinsky, opening her garbage bag. Ellen Chen, who came out to the cleanup with her young son, was busy collecting plastic bags, cigarette butts and pieces of broken glass along the road to the nature centre. “On a hot day like today, it’s a little bit hard, but that’s okay. That’s how we can make it beautiful,” Chen said. Red Deer City Coun. Dianne Wyntjes, who came prepared with rubber boots, said last year she collected three bags of garbage. “I feel good about it, giving back to the community and helping mother earth,” Wyntjes said. Last year an estimated 263 kilograms of garbage was collected over 10 km during the fall shoreline campaign. The trash filled 46 garbage bags and a few recycling bags, along with larger items like car parts and construction waste too big for bags. “We’ve still got a lot of older garbage we need to address. We address it every year but there’s so much out there that it’s going to take us a few more years before we have a handle on that,” Jubb said.

FOX: Attempted run across Canada made impression Fox’s attempt to run across Canada made an impression on many in 1980 and they continue to support the run, Winia said. “I think in Red Deer there’s a core group of

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From the left, Benjamin Pelletier, his sisters Halle and Morgan, Madyson Thompson and her sister Ebony and their aunt Susan Jensen and Guy Pelletier make their way along the shoreline of the Red Deer River near the Kerry Wood Nature Centre Sunday afternoon during there Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. See related video at people who support the run rain or shine. One of the best runs we had was a couple of years ago when it was pouring rain and it was freezing cold. They said, ‘Terry Fox did this in all kinds of weather and we will too.’” Red Deer’s Terry Fox Run will be held from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at Heritage Ranch. Registration is 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. A barbecue with door prizes will follow. The 10-km run is bike, walk and dog-friendly. Participants don’t have to pre-register and there is no minimum donation or entry fee. Last year, about 225 participants in Red Deer raised over $18,000.

For more on the Red Deer run on Sept. 16 contact Winia at or visit for information or to make donations. Now people can also donate by texting — terryfox to 45678 — and $5.00 will be added to the user’s monthly phone bill which will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation by the phone provider. Also new is an app that allows iPhone and Android users to collect pledges online. To make a donation to support Smith’s campaign to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation go to D=1593459&langPref=en-CA.

Nothing Iran does surprises me: Harper BY THE CANADIAN PRESS


VLADIVOSTOCK, Russia — With Iran branding his government a hostile stooge of Israel and Britain, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Sunday that nothing Iran does in response to Canada’s severing of diplomatic ties would surprise him. Harper also pledged that Canada will work through its allies to help three of its citizens still in Iranian prisons. Questions surrounding their fate have become a live issue following Canada’s abrupt decision to close its Tehran embassy and expel Iranian diplomats from Canada. An Iranian lawmaker said his government would have a firm response, while a foreign ministry spokesman called the Harper government hostile and racist, and accused it of doing the bidding of Israel and Britain, according to Iran’s Mehr news agency. Harper said Canadian diplomats were recalled because of Iran’s “capacity for increasingly bad behaviour.” “So, nothing would surprise me. But that is all the more reason why it’s essential that our Canadian personnel no longer be present,” Harper told reporters on the final day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit. “Do I anticipate specific actions? No, not necessarily, but as I say, we should all know by now that this is a regime that does not stop at anything. So that’s just the reality of the situation.” The Conservative government announced the Tehran pullout just hours after Harper arrived Friday in Russia’s Pacific port city of Vladivostok for the APEC leaders’ summit.

The West’s continuing standoff with Iran was one of several global security issues to rear its head at the 21-nation meeting, along with the crisis in Syria, and regional tension in the South and East China Seas. Harper came to APEC to advance his government’s pro-Asia trade agenda. And he said the security issues didn’t distract his fellow leaders from the economic focus of the summit. But Harper still talked about global security in his meeting Sunday with Chinese President Hu Jintao. China’s proposed take over of an Alberta oil and gas company wasn’t mentioned in the 30-minute discussion because it is under review by his government, Harper said. Canada’s surprise embassy closure sent ripples across the globe — it topped the websites of two Iranian news agencies — as the West grapples with trying to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Iran’s Fars news agency said the country’s parliamentary speaker, Ali Larijani, cancelled a planned visit to Canada to protest the embassy closure. Tehran’s foreign ministry spokesman accused the Harper government of “extremist” views and said it was “unwise” for Canada to have set a five-day deadline for Iranian diplomats to leave the country. The Foreign Affairs Department has warned Canadians against travelling to Iran, singling out dual Canadian-Iranians as especially vulnerable because Tehran does not recognize their new citizenship.

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National strategy not on agenda

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Red Deer Nightshades skater Jesse Victoria aka Clara Crossbow, left, and Rez City Roller Keltie “Biff” Booi bump through a corner as the two collide at the Westerner during a Roller Derby Bout on Saturday night. The Red Deer Roller Berby Association hosted the event which saw Red Deer’s Nightshades do battle against the Rez City Rollers from Wetaskiwin.

Man swept over Athabasca Falls in Jasper SEARCH STARTED BY THE CANADIAN PRESS JASPER — A 25-year-old man has been swept away after slipping and falling into the river just above Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park. Steve Blake, visitor safety specialist at the park, says the man and a friend had been on a trail about 40 metres from the viewing

area where tourists congregate to marvel at the power of the water cascading over the rocks. The friend frantically called 911 as the man was swept over the falls. Both are believed to be from the Edmonton area. Blake says search teams looked for the man Thursday night and all day Friday with no success. He says the search continued

Passenger seriously injured in collision west of Sylvan Lake A motor vehicle passenger was taken to hospital in serious condition after a single-vehicle collision on Hwy 11 about 18 km west of Sylvan Lake early Saturday morning. At about 2:30 a.m., Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the scene near Medicine River Bridge where a male driver and female passenger were both ejected from an SUV that had rolled. The passenger was partially trapped under the vehicle and

was transported to Calgary Foothills Hospital by STARS air ambulance. The driver was ejected uninjured. RCMP determined the driver had fallen asleep and lost control of the vehicle. Alcohol was not a factor. A 31-year-old male from Red Deer was charged with careless driving. Emergency departments from Sylvan Lake and Eckville responded to the collision.

Saturday, but that was to be the last formal operation. “Then we’ll just be doing periodic searches after that.” Blake says the last time someone fell over the falls was in 2006. “That was somebody who intentionally climbed over the fence,” he says.


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OTTAWA — As federal and provincial energy ministers gather this week in Charlottetown, forging a national energy strategy is conspicuously absent from their agenda. The topic was all the rage over the summer as business groups, environmentalists, aboriginal groups and most of the premiers — spearheaded by Alberta Premier Alison Redford — called on Canadian leaders to hash out a solid plan for handling the country’s natural resources. Redford travelled from province to province, persuading one provincial leader after another that a national energy strategy would be in everyone’s interests. But the premiers’ meeting in July ended with B.C. Premier Christy Clark refusing to talk about any of it until her demands on the Northern Gateway pipeline were recognized. Now, as the provinces come together once again, joined by federal Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver, top-level talks toward a national energy strategy appear to have been downgraded to “discussions for collaboration.” “I’m looking forward to discussing ways we can collaborate on future energy development,” was all Prince Edward Island’s minister of finance and energy, Wes Sheridan, would say. Alberta — the driving force behind the push for a national plan — will be in listening mode only, after a last-minute family issue forced Energy Minister Ken Hughes to stay home. “We’re not pushing a national energy strategy in those terms,” Oliver said in an interview Saturday. “But the nomenclature isn’t what matters.” The phrase irks many people, Oliver said — a reference, presumably, to Western Canada’s lingering bad memories of the National Energy Program of 1980, but also an echo of the federal government’s famous disdain for grandiose national strategies of any kind. Instead, he said the Sunday evening-to-Tuesday meetings will focus on implementing federal changes to environmental assessment, making sure marine and pipeline safety standards are world-class, and investing in market diversification, labour, environment and efficiency. That’s not to say the national energy strategy is dead. There’s a broad realization that the country’s regions need to take collective responsibility of the development of natural resources so that each region can share in the jobs and economic spin-offs, Oliver said. And after speaking with both Redford and Clark frequently and recently about their differences and about their vision for energy exports, Oliver said there is plenty of common ground. Four of Clark’s five conditions are being met, he said, pointing to her insistence that the pipeline pass environmental muster, that oil spill prevention and response be improved both on land and in the sea, and that First Nations rights be recognized. Yet Oliver did not address the fifth and most

problematic condition: that B.C. receive “its fair share” of the economic benefits of heavy oil exports. Regardless of their differences and the official agenda, the ministers will wind up talking about the need for panCanadian infrastructure that will allow for more efficient export of the country’s resources, he said. “It’s pervasive, really.” Indeed, Oliver said, every region of the country is caught up with the challenge of moving resources to market and diminishing their dependence on American buyers In their July statement, however, the premiers — all but B.C.’s Clark — were more ambitious than that. They issued a list of common principles and said a national energy strategy was “urgent” because Canada is facing newfound demand for its commodities just as the pressure to deal with climate change soars. The statement was not just about pipelines and bitumen. It was also about creating a lowcarbon economy, sustainable development, renewable energy and taking a more integrated approach to climate change. The premiers put Alberta, Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador in charge of coming up with details. Still, the statement was vague enough for many an interest group to read their own agendas into it. The World Wildlife Fund in Canada said work on the strategy gives provinces the perfect opportunity to devise a carbon-pricing scheme for the country that will move Canada more quickly towards its climate change goals. Some environmentalists are heading to Charlottetown to push for sustainable development and lower emissions. The Mowat Centre for Policy Innovation, based in Toronto, sees a chance to build a strategy based on all region’s needs to invest better in energy technology. And provinces have widely divergent views of how Canada’s natural resources should be treated, said energy economist Andre Plourde, dean of public affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa.




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A failed assassination An assassination attempt was made on the elected leader of a Canadian province on Sept. 6. Normally, this would have warranted front-page news in every daily newspaper in the country and would have been the top item in every newscast. But that province was Quebec and the attempt came at a victory rally for the Parti Quebecois, back in power after 10 years of opposition, and for La Belle Province’s first female premier, Pauline Marois. The initial reports were more about guards pushing Marois off in the middle of her acceptance speech, then dismissed as a “security incident” than it was about shots fired and an attempted arson. As the story developed, it was revealed one person was dead and another critically wounded. Marois continued to downplay the whole thing on Sept. 7. “Never, never will I accept that Quebec is associated with violence,” she said. “It is an isolated event and it does not represent who we are... Quebec is not a violent society. One act of folly cannot change this.” Call it folly, call it election night

OTHERVIEW euphoria, but Marois should also know that a fellow Quebecer tried to kill her on Sept. 6. Mariois’s pronouncements on Sept. 7 that she plans to toughen up the province’s language laws and freeze tuition hikes to appease students will be -- and should be -- discussed far more extensively than the attempt on her life. Still, there are some people in Canada taking what happened Tuesday seriously. The security squads for every other provincial premier and the prime minister are no doubt studying the news reports and talking to their counterparts in Quebec. Where did security fail? Where did it succeed? Did security personnel respond correctly? Where were the mistakes made and by whom? Would Stephen Harper’s team or Christy Clark’s detail have been prepared? It’s no secret that more money and effort was plowed into security for the premier under Gordon Campbell than

his predecessors. Seeing the stereotypical team of men in dark suits with ear pieces, scanning a crowd in Prince George was startling at first but it’s come to be expected, just like the black SUV left running outside at any public appearance by the premier. Meanwhile, back in Quebec, Marois is trying to project an aura of calm and professionalism by brushing off the attempt on her life but she’s also dismissing a serious issue and ignoring recent provincial history. Quebec’s separatist movement will forever be remembered across Canada for the October crisis of 1970, when Pierre Trudeau had to send in the military to help restore order and security after the kidnapping and assassination of deputy premier Pierre Laporte. The Parti Quebecois was born from this violent episode, out of a desire to seek power and ultimately independence through more peaceful means through the political process. But the anger and intolerance runs through the PQ to this day. After the last referendum vote, PQ Premier Jacques Parizeau bitterly declared in a televised address that “money and the ethnic vote” were to blame for the narrow loss. In Quebec,

that’s code for the Jews, the First Nations and the immigrants. During Marois’s speech, loud boos broke out whenever she even mentioned the English population or Quebec federalists. Her own party faithful threatened to drown her out when she had the nerve to include a few sentences of her victory speech en Anglais. Even the most notorious acts of violence in Quebec history have been politically motivated. When Marc Lepine murdered 14 women at the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal in December 1989, his actions were quickly dismissed as the isolated action of one insane man. But he was making a statement, separating his victims from the men, and he made it perfectly clear what he thought of the “radical feminists” in his suicide note. Marois was also saying on Sept. 7 her would-be assassin had mental health issues but she ignores, at her peril, the political statement he was trying to make with the barrel of a gun. Even violence can be political and Quebec’s history is loaded with it, whether the new premier wants to admit it or not. From the Prince George Citizen

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A worrisome wet wake-up call from the Arctic Arctic sea ice has already melted more of the sun’s energy, which would to a record low this year, in thickness normally be reflected back by the ice, and extent. And summer’s not over yet. is absorbed by the dark water, speedAccording to the U.S. National Snow ing up global climate change and and Ice Data Center, record warming the oceans. The melt has occurred for the Arctic is now heating at alpast six years. most twice the rate as the Both the NSIDC and the rest of Earth. European Space Agency say There’s also the danice is thinning at a rate 50 ger that methane could be per cent faster than scienreleased as ice and pertists predicted, mainly bemafrost melt. It’s a greencause of global warming, house gas far more potent and that summer Arctic ice than carbon dioxide, so this could soon disappear altowould accelerate global gether. warming even further. SciThe implications for entists believe methane global climate and weather, may also be uncovered by DAVID and for animals and people the warming Antarctic. SUZUKI in the North, are enormous. The Arctic ice cap also One would think the urhelps regulate weather, afgency of this development fecting ocean currents and would draw a swift and colatmospheric circulation. laborative response from government, “This ice has been an important factor industry, media, and the public. in determining the climate and weathInstead, news media have down- er conditions under which modern played the issue, the only mention civilization has evolved,” NASA chief made of climate change at the recent scientist Waleed Abdalati told AssociRepublican National Convention was ated Press. to mock the science, and many governA study in the journal Geophysiment and industry leaders are rubbing cal Research Letters concludes that their hands in glee at the thought of oil melting Arctic ice could lead to more and gas extraction opportunities and extreme weather events, includshipping routes that will open up as ing drought, floods, heat waves, and the ice disappears. cold spells – especially in Europe and We just don’t get it. As ice melts, North America.


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This not only threatens our future and that of our children and grandchildren; it could also have tremendous negative economic impacts. Because climate change affects agriculture and food supply, energy systems, water availability, and weather conditions, it will be expensive. A study conducted for the Pew Environment Group concludes, “In 2010, the loss of Arctic snow, ice and permafrost is estimated to cost the world US$61 billion to $371 billion in lost climate cooling services. By 2050, the cumulative global cost is projected to range from US$2.4 trillion to $24.1 trillion; and by 2100, the cumulative cost could total between US$4.8 trillion and $91.3 trillion.” That doesn’t take into account the effects on the animals and plants in the Arctic — including polar bears, whales, seals, and walruses — and the people who depend on them. What’s the solution? During a recent trip to the North, Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed that sovereignty and resource extraction are his government’s priorities for the region. And as Guardian writer George Monbiot points out, companies largely responsible for the climate disaster are scrambling to get as much profit from the situation as they can. Oil companies including Shell and Russia’s Gazprom are taking advantage

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Vaccine phenomenon may well have been real FLU SHOT ISSUE DISMISSED AS A ’CANADIAN PROBLEM’

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A strange vaccine-related phenomenon spotted at the start of the 2009 flu pandemic may well have been real, a new study suggests. Canadian researchers noticed in the early weeks of the pandemic that people who got a flu shot for the 2008-2009 winter seemed to be more likely to get infected with the pandemic virus than people who hadn’t received a flu shot. Five studies done in several provinces showed the same puzzling and unsettling results. But initially research outside of Canada did not, and the effect was dismissed as “the Canadian problem.” News of the unexpected findings broke at a time when countries in North America and parts of Europe were getting ready to start vaccinating their populations against the pandemic virus. Some jurisdictions were also trying to figure out whether to offer the seasonal flu vaccine they had purchased — similar to the 2008-2009 shot — along with the pandemic vaccine, in case the seasonal flu viruses continued to circulate. Quebec opted not to offer the seasonal vaccine because of the concerns raised by the studies. Many people in the flu research and public health communities found the whole event unhelpful, and many rejected the findings. Some suggested if there was a problem, it might have been with the flu vaccine used in Canada, because the problem wasn’t seen elsewhere. But a new study suggests the findings may indeed have been real. A group of Canadian researchers recreated the event in ferrets, the best animal model for predicting how influenza will act in humans. They worked with animals because it would have been unethical to subject people to the health risks the work entailed. The findings of the ferret study were presented Sunday at ICAAC, a major international infectious diseases conference taking place this year in San Francisco. (ICAAC stands for the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.) Lead author Dr. Danuta Skowronski outlined the work at a webcast press conference. Skowronski, an influenza expert at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver, also led the first study that spotted the apparent interaction between 2008 flu shots and pandemic flu infection.


Dr. Danuta Skowronski, of the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control, in Vancouver, B.C.. Skowronski is the lead author of a new study that suggests a strange phenomenon spotted at the start of the 2009 flu pandemic may well have been real. She and her colleagues worked with 32 ferrets, giving half the 2008 seasonal flu shot and the remainder a placebo injection. The work was blinded, meaning the researchers didn’t know which ferrets received which shot. Later, all the ferrets were infected with the pandemic H1N1 virus. The ferrets in the vaccine group became significantly sicker than the other animals, though all recovered. “The findings that we show are consistent with the increased risk that we saw in the human studies,” Skowronski said. She said that in the time since the pandemic, researchers in other countries have reported a similar interaction. The reason for the effect is unclear, and Skowronski urged other research groups to take up the question. She said it is important to get to the root of what happened, before the next pandemic. But in the meantime, Skowronski insisted the findings should not deter people from getting seasonal flu shots. “I do think it’s important to clarify that our findings are unique to the pandemic,” she insisted. “Pandemics are infrequent occurrences, but seasonal influenza recurs on an annual basis. It’s a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality,” — science’s term for illness and death — “and the seasonal vaccine substantially protects against that severe outcome due to seasonal influenza.” Two theories exist about what might have been behind the effect, said Skowronski, who favours the first. That theory relates to the fact that the 2008 vaccine protected against an H1N1 virus that was related to — but not similar enough

to — the pandemic virus to generate antibodies that would neutralize it. The thinking is that might actually have facilitated infection with the pandemic virus. Skowronski likened the mechanism to what happens with dengue viruses. People who have been infected with one subtype of dengue don’t develop immunity to the other three. In fact, they are more at risk of developing a lifethreatening form of dengue if they are infected with one of the other strains. Skowronski called the second theory the infection block hypothesis. Having a bout of the flu gives the infected person antibodies that may be able, for a time, to fend off other strains; flu shots only protect against the strains they contain. So under this theory, people who didn’t have flu in 2008 because they got a flu shot may have been less well armed against the pandemic virus. If the first theory is right, the strange effect seen in 2009 might only occur in a pandemic in which the new virus was related to a circulating human flu virus, Skowronski admitted. If that’s correct — and she stressed it’s only a theory — a virus with a hemagglutinin protein that humans haven’t been exposed to before might not trigger this type of phenomenon. (The hemagglutinin is the protein on the exterior of a flu virus that gives it the H number in its name.) “My own opinion, my own feeling would be that if you have a completely different hemagglutinin like H5 or H7 ... you may not see that,” Skowronski said. “But who knows, frankly? The wise man knows he knows nothing when it comes to influenza, so you always have to be cautious in speculating.”

Archeologists involved in the hunt for the wreckage of the Franklin Expedition in Canada’s Arctic have discovered human remains they believe are from a member of the doomed crew. Despite bad weather that has hampered some of their plans, the journey has been a productive one so far, says the chief of underwater archaeology for Parks Canada, and it should get even better with the addition of an automated underwater vehicle from the University of Victoria. “Work is going well... (but) we haven’t found the ships yet,” Marc-Andre Bernier said in a telephone interview after leaving the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Sir Wilfrid Laurier last week. What they have found in a search on land are more artifacts from the ill-fated expedition. At Erebus Bay, where at least a dozen members of the Franklin crew are known to have died, more human remains have been recovered. “They did find a human tooth, and some bone and a toothbrush,” Bernier said. “These were really exciting finds.” Sir John Franklin set out from England on May 19, 1845, on a mission to find the Northwest Passage through the Arctic. He had two Royal Navy ships — the HMS Erebus and the HMS Terror — a crew of 135, and provisions for what was expected to be a three-year journey. In August 1845, two European whaling ships had a chance meeting with the Franklin Expedition as they waited to cross Baffin Bay to Lancaster Sound. That would be their last contact with the outside world. In 1859, a search party hired by Lady Jane Franklin found a message left in a cairn on Victory Point, King William Island. The ships had become trapped in the ice in Victoria Strait in late 1846, and remained there for a year and a half. The message said Sir John Franklin died on June 11, 1847, and by the following spring another 24 members of the crew had perished. In April 1848 the rest of the crew left a note saying they were to set out on foot, for a destination they would never reach. There have been many efforts to find the lost ships, to no avail. The 2012 Expedition being led by Parks Canada is a continuation of surveys conducted in 2008, 2010 and 2011. Bad weather in recent days has hampered this year’s search somewhat, but the addition of the automated underwater vehicle from the University of Victoria will help, Bernier said.

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Storied aircraft suggested as alternative for F-35s AVRO ARROW

OTTAWA — A Canadian company is seeking to go back in time to help fly Canada’s air force into the future. Documents obtained by the Global News program The West Block indicate an update to the storied CF-105 Avro Arrow was put forward as an alternative to the purchase of F-35 stealth fighter jets. And among the project’s champions is one of Canada’s top soldiers, retired Maj.Gen. Lewis MacKenzie. The Arrow was an advanced, all-weather supersonic interceptor jet developed in the 1950s but the project was scrapped before a single plane could be built. MacKenzie told the The West Block that the Arrow’s basic design and platform still exceed any current fighter jet and it is perfect for Canada’s needs. “It’s an attack aircraft. It’s designed for attacking ground targets and its stealth is most effective against short range radar, protecting ground targets,� MacKenzie said. “What we need in Canada is something that can go to the edge of our airspace, from a sovereignty point of view, and be able to catch up with intruders.�

The plan to build an updated Arrow in Canada instead of buying into an international deal for a fleet of F-35s was originally put before the Harper Conservatives in 2010 by a company called Bourdeau Industries, which has offices in the U.K. and Canada. The proposal, which was updated in 2012, suggested the plane could fly 20,000 feet higher than the F-35, soar twice as fast and would cost less. For example, the proposal said that the total cost of the Arrow program would be $11.73 billion, compared to the $16 billion the federal government says the F-35 program will cost. That F-35 figure has been disputed by the auditor general and parliamentary budget officer, who peg the true cost of the new stealth fighters at closer to $25 billion. The Arrow project would also create a made-in-Canada plane and an industry that would add thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the Canadian economy, the proposal’s author wrote. “The government of Canada is in a position to project foreign policy initiatives within the global community while simultaneously

leading Canada’s socio-economic capabilities to rise to real security, defence and industrial policy challenges at home and abroad,� the proposal said. But in June, the government rejected the plan, saying too much money and time was required to execute it and the plane didn’t meet the technical specifications required. “Unfortunately, what is proposed is not a viable option for Canada’s next generation fighter,� said a letter from Julian Fantino, who was then Canada’s associate minister for national defence. Meanwhile, the plans for the F35s remain on hold. Last spring the auditor general tore a strip off the government, accusing the Department of National Defence of hiding $10 billion in continuing costs for the fighter and the Public Works department of not doing enough homework to justify the purchase. Conservatives responded with a seven-point action plan that took responsibility for the plane away from defence, giving it to a secretariat at Public Works. Last week the government announced it has hired the accounting firm KPMG to crunch the numbers on the program.

Another battle on horizon for Quebec students after election victory THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Quebec student leaders are ready to face off against any plans the newly elected Parti Quebecois may have to increase tuition fees. Students claimed a cautious victory after premier-designate Pauline Marois promised to reverse tuition increases for college and university students. Less than 24 hours after the PQ won a minority in the Sept. 4 election, Marois announced she would undo the hikes introduced this year by the Liberal government of outgoing Premier Jean Charest. For now, the near-daily protests in Montreal have come to a halt. The downtown park where hundreds, and often thousands, of protesters gathered nightly for marches over the past few months has gone quiet. Classes have resumed at Quebec’s junior colleges and universities. Exactly how long this truce lasts depends on the outcome of a summit to be held soon after the PQ takes power. The PQ says it will announce the date of the summit

within its first 100 days in office. Marois has said her government would propose indexing any tuition increases to the rate of inflation, rather than the Liberals’ plan to increase fees by $254 per year over seven years. Two of the province’s three main student groups want a freeze on tuition fees, while a third, the more hardline CLASSE, wants them to be eliminated altogether. “We’re meeting with association members to do research, so we can advocate for (a freeze) at the summit,� said Martine Desjardins, president of a student group representing university students. A spokesman said the PQ was not available for comment over the weekend. But the legacy of Quebec’s so-called Maple Spring, which drew tens of thousands into the street, will likely stretch far beyond the decision on tuition rates. Christian Nadeau, a philosophy professor at Universite de Montreal, said the student movement marks a shift in the province’s political “tectonic plates.� “For me, the student movement will fit into

the annals of history as part of an awakening on the left,� said Nadeau, a well-known supporter of the movement. He said the protests sparked a much broader debate over the role of the state in Quebec: whether services like education and health care should be provided through taxpayer-funded public institutions, or rely more heavily on the pay-per-user model put forward by outgoing premier Jean Charest. Old debates over Quebec independence may have returned during the election campaign, but Nadeau said the student movement is part of a new “left-right debate� that for many has taken precedence over the sovereignty issue. The protests also helped spawn a new generation of politically engaged Quebecers, according to another student leader. “I think that when we’re going to be a bit farther removed from the last months, people are going to realize the value of what we did,� said Eliane Laberge, head of an association for junior college students. Turnout on Sept. 4 was the highest since 1998 for a Quebec provincial election.

Nearly 75 per cent of Quebecers voted in the Sept. 4 election. That’s almost 20 percentage points higher than in the province’s last general election in 2008, when 57 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot. “I think this is the most beautiful thing,� Desjardins said. “I’m pretty sure youth did go out and vote this time, I think this is why we have the outcome that we have.� After an angry and tumultuous year in Quebec politics, though, the dispute over tuition fees also left behind some lasting scars. There’s even suggestion the conflict allowed the Charest Liberals, a three-term government that appeared dead on its feet, to avoid a far worse finish. “We have been in such a big conflict,� Laberge said.

BRIEFS B.C. unleashes independent police watchdog BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Starting today, police incidents in British Columbia that end in fatalities or serious injury will be investigated by an outside agency. The provincial Independent Investigations Office will open its doors, taking over reviews for incidents involving RCMP, 11 municipal police departments, provincial Transit Police and one First Nations police force operating in the province. The office fulfills the primary recommendation from public inquiries into two high-profile policeinvolved deaths: Robert Dziekanski died at Vancouver airport in October 2007 after being stunned with an RCMP Taser and Frank Paul froze to death in a Vancouver alley where he was taken by Vancouver police after being ejected from the city drunk tank. B.C. Justice Minister Shirley Bond will officially open the office on Monday alongside IIO director Robert Rosenthal. Bond has said the office will strengthen the public’s faith in police by ensuring that incidents of death or serious harm are investigated in an impartial way.

B.C. man who died of shooting injuries was targeted: police PORT MOODY, B.C. — Police say a man who died after being shot at a home in Port Moody, B.C., was targeted. Const. Luke Van Winkel says the 32-year-old man was rushed to hospital after the shooting at about 10 a.m. Saturday, but died several hours later. Van Winkel says the man was known to police. The Vancouver Police Department has taken over the investigation, and Sgt. Randy Finchman says early indications suggest it was a targeted hit. He says no suspects have been identified and that the man’s name has not been released.

Rude road behaviour leads transit police to guns, drugs bust SURREY, B.C. — One crime at a time. That’s the lesson for two alleged criminals who cut off a pair of Surrey Transit Police in traffic. The officers saw the vehicle pull into a parkade, ran the licence plate and found the insurance had been terminated. When they approached the vehicle, the officers could see a quantity of drugs, cash and four cellphones in the car. A subsequent search of the suspect’s vehicle and another they had the key to, uncovered a 9-mm handgun and a loaded magazine, one other handgun and a replica gun.

Small tornado hits near Montreal, storm leaves 90,000 without power DRUMMONDVILLE, Que. — A small tornado hit an area north of Montreal on Saturday as part of a storm that left more than 90,000 homes and businesses without power. Rene Heroux of Environment Canada says wind speeds hit 120 kilometres per hour in Drummondville, Que., tearing off the roof of at least one building. Heroux says the tornado ranked as a F-0 twister, the lowest on a scale that goes up to F-5. Branches and debris were thrown about as high winds, lightning strikes and bursts of rain hit the southern part of the province.



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TEIXEIRA’S SEASON OVER? The New York Yankees fear first baseman Mark Teixeira aggravated a leg injury in an ill-fated sprint to first base, and the severity of his strained left calf will determine if he returns to play this season. Teixeira returned Saturday night from a 10-day absence, then hurt himself on the final play of New York’s 5-4 loss to Baltimore. Asked Sunday if he envisioned Teixeira playing anytime soon, Yankees manager Joe Girardi replied: “No, I don’t think he’ll be a player for us. I’d be surprised, but we’ll just have to wait and see.” Teixeira is expected to have an MRI on Monday.


● High school football: Camrose Trojans at Hunting Hills Lightning, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park; Stettler Wildcats at Wetaskiwin Sabres, 7:30 p.m.


● High school football: Lindsay Thurber Raiders at Lacombe Rams, Ponoka Broncs at Rocky Mountain House Rebels, 4:30 p.m.; Sylvan Lake Lakers at Notre Dame Cougars, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park. ● WHL exhibition: Edmonton Oil Kings at Red Deer Rebels, 7:30 p.m., Lacombe.


● Bantam football: Olds at Rocky Mountain House, 10:30 a.m; Sylvan Lake at Lacombe, 1 p.m.; Notre Dame at Stettler, 1:30 p.m.; Lindsay Thurber at Hunting Hills, 4 p.m., Great Chief Park.


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BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR INNISFAIL — Outside of his goaltender’s performance, there simply wasn’t much for Red Deer Rebels head coach Jesse Wallin to be excited about on Saturday. His comments following a 1-0 WHL exhibition loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes verified that fact. “We’ve got to be a lot better in all areas,” said Wallin, who watched his squad fall to 0-4 in the preseason. “We didn’t get enough pucks to the net or enough traffic to the net for second (scoring) opportunities. “Plus, we gave up too many opportunities in our own end of the rink just off the soft coverage and missed assignments. And we didn’t move the puck well enough. There were too many turnovers. The defence struggled to get the puck to the forwards and the forwards turned a lot of pucks over in the neutral zone. Overall, it was a sloppy game.” It was also a game that was there for either team, and would have featured a half dozen more goals if not for the excellence of both netminders. Rebels stopper Patrik Bartosak, appearing in his first preseason contest and his first in a Red Deer jersey since December of last year, made 37 saves. Lethbridge goaltender Ty Rimmer, while not as busy, stopped 26 shots. “No question (Bartosak) made some quality saves,” said Wallin, in reference to the Rebels best player on Saturday. “He made some quality saves. We gave up some quality opportunities and he held us in there.” Bartosak would have pitched a regulation-time shutout if not for a bad break while the Hurricanes were operating with a two-man advantage early in the third period. A Hurricanes shot deflected off the stick of Rebels defenceman Mathew Dum-

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Red Deer Rebel Conner Bleackley is sent flying as he is collides with Lethbridge Hurricane Daniel Johnston at the Innisfail Arena, Saturday during exhibition hockey action. ba and went directly to Russ Maxwell, who quickly beat Bartosak to the glove side. After being outshot 29-18 through the first two periods, the Rebels carried the play in the final frame after giving up the early goal, but their momentum stalled when they were assessed two more back-toback penalties. “That’s another thing, we took some unnecessary penalties and they hurt us,” said Wallin. “We gave up that five-on three goal

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early and then got ourselves down five-onthree later in the period when we were down a goal. You just can’t do that to yourself.” While Rimmer came up big for the Hurricanes — robbing Charles Inglis twice in the process — Bartosak had to be the game’s first star.

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Denver 31 Pittsburgh 19 DENVER — After 611 days away, Peyton Manning couldn’t wait to get back on the field. Ben Roethlisberger seemed determined to keep him on the sideline Sunday night. Manning overcame Pittsburgh’s 10-minute advantage in time of possession and led a hurry-up offence that helped the Broncos beat the Steelers 31-19 in his Denver debut. “It’s just one game. I try to keep it in perspective,” Manning said. “I know how hard I’ve worked to get to this point. I know how much help that I’ve gotten along the way, from a lot of people. I’m very grateful for that. It’s special. I will definitely say it’s special.” The four-time MVP coming off four neck surgeries completed 19 of 26 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked twice and bounced up both times without trouble. Manning got a big assist from another big-time free agent, cornerback Tracy Porter, whose 43-yard interception return of Roethlisberger’s pass with 2 minutes left sealed the victory.

Saskatchewan Roughriders’ Sandro DeAngelis kicks the winning field goal in the last seconds of their CFL game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in Winnipeg Sunday.

Saskatchewan 25 Winnipeg 24 WINNIPEG — Drew Willy admits he doesn’t know the ins and outs of the CFL game, but he stepped up in a big way when given opportunity Sunday. The Saskatchewan Roughriders’ rookie quarterback replaced an injured Darian Durant in the first quarter and put together a winning drive that ended with Sandro DeAngelis’ last-play 40-yard field goal in a 25-24 victory over Winnipeg. The opportunity came about after a questionable Blue Bombers’ coaching call and a bad play. Winnipeg had gone ahead 2322 with less than three minutes to go after placekicker Justin Palardy connected on a 30-yard field goal, his fifth of the game. But when the Bombers later got to Saskatchewan’s 36-yard line, Winnipeg head coach Tim Burke made the call for Mike Renaud to punt the ball rather than have Palardy try a 43-yard field goal with the wind. Instead of kicking the ball out of bounds and pinning the Riders deep in their own terri-

BANJO BOWL tory, Renaud’s punt went into the end zone for a 56-yard single and 24-22 lead. Saskatchewan then started at its own 35-yard line and Willy tossed a 10-yard pass to Kory Sheets, a 20-yard pass to Brooks Foster and ran 13 yards himself. DeAngelis then booted his 40-yarder into the wind as time expired for his third field goal of the game to move the Riders’ record to 5-5. Willy said he was surprised the Bombers decided to punt rather than have Palardy go for the field goal. “I’m kind of new to the CFL. I didn’t exactly know what the right play was there, but I thought usually you kick it,” the University of Buffalo product said. “But they punted it and they were thinking they were probably going to stop us. To get a drive like that at the end was awfully fun to be a part of and a lot of guys did some great things out there.”

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Bowd return lifts Titans to semis BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

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Red Deer Titan Lane Forsythe passes the ball to teammate Andy Peters who take it for a try against the Calgary Irish during playoff rugby action at Titans Field Saturday. ally supported me.” Bowd, who has played provincially with the U16 and U18 teams, scored a pair of tries against the Irish, including one at the final whistle that put the lid on the victory. “They were pushing us over the final 10 minutes and it was good to get a break and put it away,” he said. Lonnie Amundson, Kyle Pickett, Andy Peters and Ryan Parrell added tries for the Titans while Brandon Gerhardt kicked four converts and two penalty kicks. “That was a lot tougher than our regular season game against them,” said Titans head coach Andy Croft. “But then the playoffs always are. The league counts for nothing. You could finish on top and be

Lakers down Rebels in opener

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Sylvan Lake Laker receiver Tyler Ledwos hauls in a catch over Rocky Mountain House Rebels defensiveback Jamie Rose during the game between the two teams on Friday in Sylvan. Ledwos took the catch 40 yards into the endzone for the Lakers first touchdown of the game. The Lakers went on to beat the Rebels 42-21.


BRIEFS Notre Dame takes girls title, Thurber boys title at RDC volleyball tournament Notre Dame won the girls’ title and Lindsay Thurber took the boys’ crown in the RDC high school opening volleyball tournament during the weekend. The Notre Dame Cougars beat H.J. Cody of Sylvan Lake 23-25, 25-10, 15-7 in the girls’ final after downing Hunting Hills 15-11, 25-14 in the semifinals. H.J. Cody stopped Lindsay Thurber 10-25, 25-23, 15-13 in the other semifinal. On the boys’ side, LTCHS defeated Notre Dame 25-14, 18-25, 15-11 in the final. Notre Dame downed Hunting Hills 25-19, 2025, 15-12 in the semifinal.

Dalton scores two in exhibition win Kris Dalton potted a pair of goals to lead

the Blackfalds Wranglers to a 7-3 win over the visiting Beaumont Chiefs in junior B hockey exhibition action on Sunday. Also scoring for the Wranglers, who pulled away with four secondperiod markers, were Landon Wolitski, Chance Abbott, Allen Dean and Colton Southwick. Reagan Hughes and Nathaniel Nickel combined to make 25 saves for Blackfalds, which outshot the visitors 3328. The Wranglers defeated the Chiefs 6-5 on Friday at Beaumont, getting three goals from Jared Williams and singles off the sticks of Dalton, Wolitski and Abbott. Meanwhile, the host Stettler Lightning charged past the Ponoka Stampeders 9-3, with Doug Blacklock and Kyler O’Connor each scoring twice and Wyat Haustein, Lyle Wohden, Jake Schwarzenberger, Blake Frechette and Gavin Brandl each notching a goal.

Evanecz gets top 30 finish on Canadian Tour GANANOQUE, Ont. — Red Deer’s Mitch Evanecz sizzled on Sunday, firing a 66 and finishing tied for 30th in the Great

The defending Central Alberta High School Football League champion Sylvan Lake Lakers downed the Rocky Mountain House Rebels 42-21 in exhibition play Friday in Sylvan Lake. Tyler Ledwos and Shon Zenert scored two touchdowns each for the Lakers with single majors added by Tyson Maton and Riley Berg while Morgan Drews had seven converts. Cooper Woods scored a pair of touchdowns for the Rebels with Nolan Guilfoyle adding one. Devin Chatenay kicked three converts. Zenert led the Lakers in rushing, finishing with 127 yards on six carries while Landon Rosene had 70 yards on nine tries. Ledwos grabbed five passes for 134 yards and Maton had five receptions for 100 yards. Chase Hoffman connected on 10 of 15 passes for 229 yards while Korey Prediger was good on four of six for 33 yards. Wood led Rocky with 102 yards rushing on seven carries and also grabbed two passes for 83 yards. Brayden Friesen was good on four of seven pass attempts for 91 yards. In other exhibition action the Notre Dame Cougars beat the homestanding Camrose Trojans 51-12. On Thursday Camrose visits Hunting Hills at 7:30 p.m. in exhibition action while Stettler visits Wetaskiwin for a regular season contest. On Friday Lindsay Thurber is at Lacombe at 4:30 p.m., Ponoka visits Rocky at 4:30 p.m. and Notre Dame hosts Sylvan Lake at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park. All of Friday’s games are regular season contests. ● The Notre Dame Cougars busted out of the starting gate in Central Alberta Bantam League play on Saturday, crushing visiting Innisfail 69-14. In other games, Lindsay Thurber slipped past Lacombe 9-6, Olds was a 32-6 winner over Springbank, Stettler blanked Strathmore 25-0, Hunting Hills beat Sylvan Lake 14-6 and Rocky Mountain House edged Drumheller 15-12 . . . In Central Alberta peewee action, Strathmore beat Olds 20-6. Waterway Classic, a Canadian Professional Golf Tour event. Evanecz, who finished with a 72-hole total of 4-under 281, earned a cheque for $775. Eugene Wong of North Vancouver was the tournament winner, carding a final-round 65 and finishing at 19-under 266.

Bandits 24 hours later in Brooks. The Grizzlys, in fact, play their next five games on the road before returning to the Sports Complex on Sept. 24 versus the Camrose Kodiaks.

out in one game.” Croft was glad to see the Irish push them as they head into the semifinals Saturday. “We face the second-place teams in the semifinals and it wouldn’t do us any good to have a blow-out . . . this was a good game to set up the next game.” The Titans are playing some of their best rugby of the season when they need to. They tied the firstplace Calgary Saracens 20-20 in their final league game. “We lost to them the first time, so that a good result,” said Croft. ● Grady and Bill aren’t the only ones to play rugby in the Bowd family as sister Ally is with the provincial team and also playing in Australia.

Queens get win, Kings tie against Lakeland RDC SOCCER LLOYDMINISTER — The RDC Queens played better in the first half than the second, but scored all their goals in the final 45 minutes for a 4-0 victory over the Lakeland Rustlers in their opening Alberta Colleges Women’s Soccer League action Saturday. “We played our best soccer in the first half, but their keeper made some good saves and we didn’t convert,” said Queens head coach Dave Colley. “But we had a little talk at the half and changed a couple things, plus we had the wind, which made a difference.” Amber Regnier scored twice for the Queens with Terra Salmon and Sarah Fulmer, who came in in the second half, adding single markers. Jesse Stewart recorded the shutout. “It was a good result and we have to be happy with it being our first game,” added Colley. Meanwhile, the RDC Kings twice came from behind, then gave away the lead late in a 3-3 draw with the Rustlers. “We had a lapse of concentration to give them the tying goal,” said Kings head coach Steve Fullarton. “We played well in spurts and had a lot of chances to win, but didn’t convert and they got terrific goaltending. “But it was a tie in a tough place to play.” Chase Grenier, Hayden Slaymaker and Patrick Sweiger, on a penalty kick, scored for the Kings with Stefan Dugas, who stopped a penalty kick in the first half, in goal. RDC opens their home season as they host SAIT Saturday and Olds Sunday. Women kick off at noon with the men to follow. Olds opened their first season in the league this weekend. In women’s action they lost 6-0 to Medicine Hat and downed Lethbridge 2-1 while on the men’s side, they dropped a 7-0 decision to Medicine Hat and stopped Lethbridge 4-3. ● EDMONTON — The RDC Queens posted a 2-0-1 record in the NAIT women’s hockey tournament during the weekend. The Queens beat Spruce Grove major midget squad 2-1 and tied the Lloydminster midgets 2-2 and downed the Edmonton Red Stingers senior women’s team 8-0. Rachael Hoppins and Gillian Altheim scored against Spruce Grove with Leah Boucher and Jade Petrie connecting against Lloydminster. Petrie had two goals and Rikki Leonard three assists against Edmonton.

Grizzlys start season with win OLDS — Defenceman Taylor Bilyk enjoyed a two-point outing as the Olds Grizzlys posted their first win of the Alberta Junior Hockey League 2012-13 regular season on Saturday, 5-2 over the Canmore Eagles. Bilyk scored once and added an assist for the Grizzlys, whose other goals were provided by Bart Moran, Brandon Clowes, Landon Viveiros and Blair Oneschuk. The Eagles, who trailed 1-0 after one period and 4-2 after 40 minutes, got a pair of goals from Connor Hoekstra before 684 fans at the Sports Complex. Winning netminder netminder Brandon Thiessen turned aside 23 shots. Ty Swabb made 35 saves for Canmore. Olds is on the road this week, taking on the Mustangs on Thursday in Calgary and facing the

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Titans 44 Irish 27 When Grady Bowd decided to return to Alberta from B.C. and attend the University of Calgary it worked out perfectly for the Red Deer Titans Rugby Club. Bowd, who played on the Canadian National U20 team during the summer, is now available for the Southern Alberta Division II Rugby League playoffs and played a major role in the Titans 44-27 victory over the Calgary Irish in quarter-final action at Titans Park Saturday. Bowd spent the last two years in Vancouver and Victoria, as well as 10 months in Australia. “I was with the Vancouver Rowers for most of the two years before moving to Victoria in March to train with the Canadian U20 team,” he explained. “There were 25 guys and we trained six weeks before playing in the World Junior Trophy Championship in Salt Lake City. We finished sixth, which was a little disappointing, but it was a great experience.” Bowd, who just turned 20, played in two games in the championship against Zimbabwe and Chile. It was during his time with the Rowers that he travelled to Australia. “The club sent me there to play with a sister club and I was there for 10 months playing U19,” he explained. “It was a tremendous atmosphere and I learned a lot. I couldn’t have asked for more.” But after being out of school for two years the Lindsay Thurber grad decided it was time to get on with his life. “I figured it was time to get back to school after two years of fun,” he said. He doesn’t plan on playing with the U of Calgary rugby team, at least right away, but wants to remain on the radar for the national team. “I’ll stay in Calgary for a couple of years and I might look at joining their team next spring, or next season, to train . . . we’ll see,” he said. “But right now my body needs a rest. But I do want to stay on the radar for the national program and so I may transfer back out to B.C. in a couple of years.” Bowd, who returned home in the middle of July, is glad to get a chance to come back and play with the Titans. “It’s nice to be back home and good to be back with my buddies,” said Bowd, who said LTCHS head coach Dean Plant and his father, Bill Bowd, were instrumental in his development. “I learned everything from them and the club re-


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Bears 41, Colts 21 CHICAGO (AP) — Jay Cutler threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns and Michael Bush added a pair of scoring runs to spoil quarterback Andrew Luck’s debut. Brandon Marshall had nine catches for 119 yards and a touchdown in his first game since being reunited with Cutler, and Matt Forte ran for 80 yards and a score. Luck finished his first NFL game 23 of 45 for 309 yards with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery early in the fourth quarter. He also was intercepted three times — twice by Tim Jennings — in an up-and-down effort as he steps in for the departed Peyton Manning. Reggie Wayne caught nine passes for 135 yards. But it was a familiar result for a team with new management and a new coach in Chuck Pagano. 49ers 30, Packers 22 GEEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — San Francisco’s defence smothered Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offence for most of the game, then made one last stand to stop a late rally. The Packers rallied from a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter, and pulled within eight points when Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to James Jones with 6:05 left, but the 49ers defence held the Packers in the final minute to come away with a big win to open the season. Randall Cobb’s 75-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 2-point conversion early in the fourth quarter cut the 49ers lead to 23-15. But Rodgers threw an interception to linebacker NaVorro Bowman and Frank Gore ran for a 23-yard touchdown.

Eagles 17, Browns 16 CLEVELAND (AP) — Michael Vick overcame four interceptions by throwing a 4-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with 1:18 left in the nerve-racking win. Vick led the Eagles on a 91-yard scoring drive, capping it with his short toss to Harbor on his career-high 56th pass. Before Vick rallied his team, he played poorly and showed rustiness after playing just 12 snaps during preseason because of injuries. Vick went 29 of 56 for 317 yards and two TDs. Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden threw four interceptions, the last to Kurt Coleman with 1:05 remaining. Vikings 26, Jaguars 23, OT MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rookie Blair Walsh kicked four field goals, including a 55-yarder as regulation time expired and another one in overtime, and Adrian Peterson returned from a left knee injury to lift the Vikings. Peterson ran 17 times for 84 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings, who led for most of the second half until Blaine Gabbert’s 39-yard touchdown heave with 20 seconds left in the fourth quarter put the Jaguars back in front. For the first time since the NFL’s new overtime scoring rule was installed last season, the first team on the board didn’t immediately run off the field a winner. After Walsh’s 38-yard kick, the Vikings had to play defence again while the Jaguars had their chance to match. But Gabbert was hurried into a fourthdown overthrow, spoiling the debut for new Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey. Lions 27, Rams 23 DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left. Stafford made up for a shaky game by leading an 80-yard, nine-play, gamewinning possession that included three passes of at least 18 yards. Sam Bradford directed a go-ahead drive that set up Greg Zuerlein’s 46-yard field goal and put the Rams ahead 23-20 with 1:55 left. But coach Jeff Fisher’s debut ended with a loss because the Rams could not shut down Stafford in the end. Stafford had three interceptions before halftime for the first time in his four seasons. Cortland Finnegan had a 31-yard interception return for a TD that gave the Rams a 13-7 lead late in the first half. Jets 48, Bills 28 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Mark Sanchez threw three touchdown


NFL: Jettisoned Manning, jettisoned by the Indianapolis Colts in March after missing all of last season with a nerve injury that weakened his throwing arm, took just two snaps in the third quarter. But one was a 71-yard touchdown throw to Demaryius Thomas, Manning’s first as a Bronco and the 400th of his career. He reached the milestone in his 208th career game. Dan Marino did it in his 227th game and Brett Favre in his 228th. “I love those guys,” Manning said. “Brett and Dan are two of my favourite quarterbacks of all time. I don’t feel like I belong in their category. But to be sort of mentioned among them is a true honour.” Manning, who hadn’t played in a game that counted since Jan. 8, 2011, spent much of his night on the sideline as Roethlisberger led a clock-chewing offence that had Denver’s defenders gassed and Manning antsy. At one point, Roethlisberger had taken 30 snaps to Manning’s one — a kneel-down — during two monstrous drives that spanned halftime. “Roethlisberger was awesome on third down,” Manning said of Pittsburgh’s 11-of-19 conversion rate. “Wasn’t much fun sitting on the bench there all night. Great job by our defence in the end, getting that turnover.” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said playing keepaway from Manning was the game plan. “That was our intention,” he said. “We need to possess the ball, we needed to get stops and time of possession is just that, though you look at the scoreboard, they got it done, we didn’t. The plan didn’t come to fruition.” That’s because whenever he was between the lines, Manning was masterful. After going to the no-huddle midway through the first half, he led Denver on three straight 80-yard touchdown drives, picking apart Pittsburgh’s defence with precision. “It helped a lot,” Manning said of the hurry-up. “We’re going to use the no-huddle as a change-up. Once we did it, it went so well, the coaches kind of said stay with it. I was kind of afraid that might happen.” So were the Steelers. The Broncos’ last drive stalled at the Steelers 8 and they settled for Matt Prater’s short field goal and a 25-19 lead with 3 minutes left. More than enough time for Roethlisberger to beat them. Porter stepped in front of Emmanuel Sanders, though, and returned an interception 43 yards for the score a minute later, and Roethlisberger was sacked three times on his last possession after going down just twice all night. “That was a great feeling,” Manning said. “I hated having to settle for a field goal down there. ... I wanted to get a touchdown, make it a two-score game. You don’t like giving the ball to Ben on a two-minute drive. Our defence had been bending all game but never quite breaking. That was a huge play by Porter. Von was bringing the pass rush at the end there, that was fun to see.”

REBELS: First game “It was my first game after a long time,” said Bartosak. “I try to get ready as much as I can. I try to get ready as if it was a game in


Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez tries to evade Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson as he runs with the ball during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, in Kansas City, Mo. passes, including two to rookie Stephen Hill, and the Jets eased concerns about their offence. The Jets sprinkled in their wildcat package with Tim Tebow, who was mostly quiet but recovered a late onside kick by Buffalo, and Jeremy Kerley had a touchdown catch and a punt return for a score. Antonio Cromartie also took one of New York’s three interceptions of Ryan Fitzpatrick to the end zone. It was the most points the Jets have scored in a season opener. That’s from a team that had many wondering what to expect after the first-team offence failed to score a TD in the first three games of the preseason. Meanwhile, Mario Williams, the Bills’ big free agent signing, was quiet as the Jets’ offensive line protected Sanchez all game. Patriots 34, Titans 13 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns, and the defending AFC champions won easily. Brady may have suffered a broken nose when he was sacked in the second quarter by Kamerion Wimbley, but he didn’t miss a play. The Patriots ruined Jake Locker’s debut as Tennessee’s starter, sacking him twice and forcing two turnovers. Rookie Dont’a Hightower returned Locker’s fumble 6 yards for a TD in his own debut, and Stevan Ridley ran for 125 yards and a TD. Also, Locker came out of the game

the regular season. But still, we didn’t win.” But at least he was busy, which helped him get into the swing of the contest and will be a benefit moving forward. “I think that helps me a lot. I make lots of saves so I can pick up some confidence,” said the 19-yearold native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, whose rookie WHL season was halted by a severe shoulder injury that required surgery and a lengthy recovery period. Bartosak was ready to strap on the pads during the summer and suited up for the Czech under-20 team during a series in Sweden. “I played a few games for natjonal team in summer so I knew how I’m going to feel on the ice,” he said. “Like I said, I try to get ready as much as I can. It is nice to be back on the ice and to have the Rebels jersey back on feel great. But still, the loss hurts.” ● The Rebels were minus the services of six regulars on Saturday — defencemen Jan Bittner and Kayle Doetzel and forwards Adam Kambeitz, Turner Elson, Brooks Maxwell and Cory Millette . . . Defenceman Kevin Pochuk, 17, and 16-year-old goalie Grant Naherniak were reassigned following the contest, leaving the Rebels with a 26-man roster . . . Naherniak will rejoin the midget AAA Moose Jaw Generals and Pochuk will play at the junior A level with Virden of the MJHL. Pochuk was expected to make the Rebels this season but Wallin said he wasn’t yet up to the challenge. “We just felt that he’s not quite ready to play here, that the pace of the game is a little too quick for him,” said the Rebels bench boss. “He wasn’t going to be in our top six this year and with his age he needs to be playing regularly. He might be (in Virden) for a month, for three months or for the entire season . . . it will depend on the circumstances.” Forward Earl Webb, a 16-year-old from Calgary, was reassigned following Friday’s 4-2 loss to the Calgary Hitmen . . . The Rebels will conclude their exhibition schedule this weekend, facing the Edmonton Oil Kings on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Lacombe and tangling with the Medicine Hat Tigers 24 hours later at Stettler.

BANJO: Stiff breeze Prior to the game, Willy was 15-of-18 passing for 154 yards in three appearances. He finished Sunday’s contest 17-of-23 for 188 yards with one interception and a 33-yard TD pass to running back Kory Sheets.

after hurting his left shoulder when tackling safety Patrick Chung on a fumble return. He was replaced by Matt Hasselbeck. Falcons 40, Chiefs 24 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Matt Ryan threw for 299 yards and three touchdowns, one of them to Tony Gonzalez in his return to Kansas City. Ryan also ran for a TD, while Julio Jones caught six passes for 108 yards and two scores. The Falcons took advantage of a Chiefs defence missing four starters. Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali was suspended for an unspecified violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy, and three others were injured. Kansas City matched Atlanta most of the first half, trailing 20-17 at the break. But a missed field goal by Ryan Succop early in the third quarter proved to be the turning point. Matt Cassel finished with 258 yards passing for Kansas City, but also threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. Cardinals 20, Seahawks 16 GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Kolb replaced injured John Skelton and led Arizona on the deciding touchdown drive, throwing 6 yards to Andre Roberts for a score with 4:59 to play. Aided by two pass interference penalties, Seattle drove to the Arizona 4 in the final seconds. But rookie Russell Wilson threw three straight incompletions and the Cardinals held on.

Durant said after the game he suffered a hip flexor and wasn’t sure if he’d be ready to play in Montreal next Sunday. DeAngelis was thankful he got the chance to boot the winning kick. He also connected from 34 and 23 yards and went wide on a 40-yard attempt into the wind for a single. Chris Milo added a punt single. “I can understand what Tim Burke was thinking, ’(The Riders) are going into a stiff breeze, let’s give them a long field to work with,”’ DeAngelis said. “So I can understand the reasoning. At that point when they did do that, I knew, ’OK, I have a chance to win this game’ because I had a feeling Drew was going to be able to drive the field.” The win comes on the heels on Saskatchewan’s 52-0 thumping of the Bombers last week and dropped Winnipeg’s record to 2-8 in front of a sold-out crowd of 30,077 that was boosted by extra seats at Canad Inns Stadium. Burke, who replaced fired head coach Paul LaPolice on Aug. 25, said he’d take the call back if he could. “In retrospect, I should have kicked the field goal,” Burke said. “It was 42 yards with the wind, I should have just kicked it and I played it too conservative.” The team’s former defensive co-ordinator said two things went through his mind at the time. “I thought our defence was really playing well and I thought if we could pin them down inside the 10, it’d be virtually impossible for them to get it down the field,” Burke said. “Obviously, we didn’t get the ball punted out of bounds so that killed us right off the bat.” Burke had confidence his defence could still nix a winning drive, but it gave up the long pass to Foster when a player he didn’t name made a mistake. Renaud was subdued after the game and pointed at himself for a bad punt. “It’s one of those grey areas where that comes into play and they opted to punt instead of kicking a field goal so it’s on us. We didn’t execute, I didn’t execute,” Renaud said. “I know Justin wanted to maybe kick a field goal. Certainly he wanted the game in his hands but, again, it’s on me, I didn’t execute it. I was supposed to punt it deep, it didn’t happen.” Palardy also made field goals from 22, 32, 19 and 21 yards, got a single off a missed 36-yard attempt and had a 45-yard attempt blocked.

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Redskins 40 Saints 32 NEW ORLEANS — Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19 of 26 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and the Washington Redskins handed the Saints a 40-32 loss in their first game since the bounty scandal that overshadowed New Orleans’ off-season. Griffin completed his first eight passes, including an 88-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garcon, tying for the second-longest scoring pass by a quarterback making his NFL debut. Rookie running back Alfred Morris rushed for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Aldrick Robinson, making his NFL debut, had a touchdown catch among four receptions for 52 yards. Drew Brees uncharacteristically struggled with accuracy, completing only 46 per cent of his throws with two interceptions. But his 339 yards passing and three TDs kept the Saints in the game until his last desperate pass was picked off by Reed Doughty near the Redskins’ goal line.

David Akers tied an NFL record when he kicked a 63-yard field goal to the end the first half, with the ball bouncing off the crossbar and going through the uprights.



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Williams comes back to win fourth U.S. Open SERENA WINS LAST FOUR GAMES TO BEAT AZARENKA FOR 15TH GRAND SLAM TITLE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — Given all of the setbacks Serena Williams shrugged aside over the years — on tennis courts and, more daunting, away from them — she probably shouldn’t have been worried when she stood two points from losing the U.S. Open final. And yet, she explained afterward, “I really was preparing my runner-up speech.” No need for that. When the going gets toughest, Williams tends to shine. Finally tested, and even trailing, at Flushing Meadows, Williams suddenly found her composure and her strokes, winning the last four games for a 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 victory over top-ranked Victoria Azarenka on Sunday night, collecting a fourth U.S. Open championship and 15th Grand Slam title overall. “I never give up. I never, never quit,” Williams said after the first three-set U.S. Open women’s final since 1995. “I have come back so many times in so many matches.” She missed eight months after having surgery on her left knee in 2003, the year she had completed a self-styled “Serena Slam” by winning four consecutive major titles. Of more concern: Only a few days after winning Wimbledon in 2010, Williams cut both feet on broken glass while leaving a restaurant in Germany, leading to two operations on her right foot. Then she got clots in her lungs and needed to inject herself with a blood thinner. Those shots led to a pool of blood gathering under her stomach’s skin, requiring another procedure in the hospital. In all, she was off the tour for about 10 months, returning in 2011. “She was so disgusted at home. She felt like she was useless. That’s the way it is with athletes, I guess. She couldn’t sit still,” said Williams’ mother, Oracene Price. “She was getting depressed. A lot to overcome.” Take a look at what Williams has done lately. Back on May 29, she lost to a woman ranked 111th at the French Open, the American’s only first-round exit in 49 career Grand Slam tournaments. “I was miserable after that loss in Paris. I have never been so miserable after a loss,” Williams said.

“I pulled it together. ... Sometimes, they say, it’s good to lose.” Certainly in her case. Since then, Williams is 26-1, including titles at Wimbledon, the London Olympics and the U.S. Open. “She’s definitely the toughest player, mentally, there is,” said Azarenka, who managed only 13 winners, 31 fewer than Williams. “And she’s got the power.” Forget what the rankings say. Williams, who was seeded fourth, is dominating the game right now. And she’s been dominant, off and on, for more than a decade. She won her first major title age 17 at the 1999 U.S. Open. Winning titles 13 years apart at the same Grand Slam tournament represents the longest span of success in the professional era, which began in 1968. Martina Navratilova (Wimbledon, 1978 and 1990) and Chris Evert (French Open, 1974 and 1986) had the longest previous spans of 12 years. “Yeah, three decades — the ’90s, 2000s, 2010s,” said Williams, who turns 31 on Sept. 26. “That’s kind of cool.” She is the first woman in her 30s to win the U.S. Open since Navratilova in 1987. Williams also showed a more mature side Sunday, avoiding the sort of flare-ups at officials that got her in trouble during her last two trips to the U.S. Open. “This is the first year ... in a long time,” Williams said, “I haven’t lost my cool.” In the 2009 semifinals, Williams was angered by a foot-fault call that resulted in a double-fault, setting up match point for her opponent, Kim Clijsters. Williams launched into a racket-brandishing tirade that resulted in a fine and a Grand Slam probation. While losing to Sam Stosur in last year’s final, Williams berated the chair umpire after being docked a point for making noise during a rally. This time, there was a foot-fault call, too. Williams didn’t react at all immediately, finished off that game, then stared down the linesman as she walked to the sideline at the ensuing changeover. He chuckled a bit. It’s the fourth time in five years that the women’s final was pushed from Saturday to Sunday because of bad weather — Novak Djokovic faces Andy Murray in the fifth consecutive Monday men’s final — and when play began, Williams was good as can be.


Serena Williams holds up the championship trophy after beating Victoria Azarenka in the championship match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Sunday, in New York.

McIlroy get second straight victory, joins elite company BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CARMEL, Ind. — Rory McIlroy beat the strongest leaderboard in golf this year Sunday in the BMW Championship and joined some elite company. McIlroy made back-to-back birdies around the turn to emerge from a fourway tie and seize control at Crooked Stick. He closed with a 5-under 67, making his only bogey on the final hole when it no longer mattered, for a twoshot victory over Phil Mickelson and Lee Westwood. Everyone knew Boy Wonder was a special player when he won the U.S. Open last summer with a record score. The last month has established him as the dominant player in golf, with three wins in four tournaments loaded with the best players — the PGA Championship and two FedEx Cup playoff events. McIlroy became the first player since Tiger Woods in 2009 to win in consecutive weeks on the PGA Tour, and with his sixth career win, he joined Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only players to win at least six times at age 23. “I didn’t think everything would happen so quickly, but I’m on a good run at the minute and I want to keep it going as long as I can,” McIlroy said. Mickelson and Westwood tried to chase him down on the back nine at Crooked Stick, only to mistakes when they couldn’t afford any. Westwood, who lost to McIlroy in the semifinals of the Match Play Championship in February, caught him with a birdie on the par-3 13th. But the weak area of his game showed up at the wrong time — a poor chip on the 14th for bogey, another pedestrian chip on the par-5 15th that led to par. He wound up with a 69. “I played with him when he was 13, and you could see it then,” Westwood said. “He’s just maturing all the time, as he will do. And he’s a very, very good player. Mickelson, tied for the lead going into the final round, was one shot behind when his approach flew the green on No. 12 and he had to scramble for bogey. Mickelson made back-to-back birdies late in the round to get with-



Rory McIlroy holds the Western Golf Association’s J.K. Wadley trophy, left, and the BMW trophy after winning the BMW Championship PGA golf tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., Sunday. in two shots of the lead, but he badly missed a 3-foot par putt on the 17th to fall three shots behind. He closed with a 70. “A lot of people stayed neutral and Rory geared ahead,” Mickelson said. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., shot a final-round 75 to finish 15 strokes back in a four-way tie for 37th. Woods was never seriously in the mix. Five shots behind with seven holes to play, he made three late birdies and shot 68 to tie for fourth with

Robert Garrigus (69). McIlroy’s work is not done. He is the No. 1 seed going into the FedEx Cup finale in two weeks at East Lake, but any of the top five seeds can win the Tour Championship and capture the FedEx Cup with its $10 million bonus. The other four seeds are Woods, Nick Watney, Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker. “Rory is putting on a show out there,” Woods said. “And we’ve got one more tournament.”

Any of the top 30 players who advanced to the Tour Championship have a mathematical shot at winning the $10 million prize. One guy who won’t have that opportunity is Vijay Singh, who started the final round tied for the lead with Mickelson. The 49-year-old Fijian fell apart on the back nine with three bogeys in a four-hole stretch to fall out of the top 30. A birdie on the final hole gave Singh a 73, but by then it was too late. McIlroy finished on 20-under 268 and earned $1.44 million, pushing him to over $7.8 million for the season to effectively lock up the money title and all but assure being voted by his peers as the PGA Tour player of the year. He has four wins on tour this year — one more than Woods — and that includes a record eight-shot win at the PGA Championship. This doesn’t rate as highly as winning a major at Kiawah Island, though the All-Star cast that he beat made it satisfying — Mickelson, Singh, Westwood, Woods, Dustin Johnson and Adam Scott all were within range of the lead going into the final day. McIlroy not only beat them all, he managed to take the drama out of the final hour with a beautiful shot into the par-5 15th that set up a two-putt birdie, followed by a birdie putt from just inside 15 feet on the next hole to build a three-shot lead. He missed only one fairway in the final round, setting himself up on a rainsoftened course to attack the flags. And that’s what McIlroy does best. “He’s going out there and is up near the lead and posts a good number,” Woods said. “He’s doing the things he needs to do, and as he said yesterday, he’s feeling very confident about his game. Right now he’s just really played well, and he’s making a ton of putts. That’s a great combo.” The 70-man field was whittled to 30 for the Tour Championship. Singh’s late collapse enabled Scott Piercy to grab the final spot, despite a double bogey on the 14th hole and a bogey on the 18th for a 68. A day earlier, Piercy had a two-shot penalty for removing an out-of-bounds stake on the 14th hole. But he’s in the Tour Championship, which puts him in all the majors next year.

Jays sweep Red Sox on Vizuel’s sacrifice in ninth inning BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 4 Red Sox 3 BOSTON — Omar Vizquel bid a fitting farewell to Fenway Park The 45-year-old Vizquel drove in the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-3 win over the free-falling Boston Red Sox on Sunday. It was the second sacrifice RBI of the game for the veteran infielder, who drove in half of the Blue Jays’ runs as they completed a three-game sweep that got Toronto out of last place and put the Red Sox firmly at the bottom of the AL East standings. “I’m glad that things went all right. My last atbat was a good at-bat — a game-winning RBI,” said Vizquel, who is retiring at the end of the season. “I feel pretty special because I have a lot of memorable moments here.” Boston got a strong start from Clay Buchholz (11-6) but failed to give him much run support. Buchholz allowed four runs on seven hits over 8 2-3 innings, retiring 13 straight batters before Rajai Davis blooped a single with one out in the ninth. Davis promptly stole his 41st base and took third on a single by rookie Anthony Gose, who hit his first career homer Saturday night and drove in five runs. Embattled Boston manager Bobby Valentine came to the mound and was booed loudly, then cheered when he let Buchholz try to get himself out of the jam. “I just wanted to make sure he believed like I did, that he had enough. He said, ’Guaranteed,”’ Valentine said of his chat with Buchholz. “All year long,

Clay’s been totally honest with me every chance. After eight, he felt great. He wasn’t really stressed there in the ninth.” Gose stole second and the Red Sox intentionally walked Kelly Johnson to load the bases for Vizquel, who came through with a fly ball to left that was deep enough to score Davis and end the afternoon for Buchholz. “That was supposed to be a cutter in and I didn’t get it in,” Buchholz said. “It’s not like they were hitting the ball in the gap and driving in runs that way, so it was a little bitter taste in your mouth. But that’s the game, that’s sort of the way it’s been going for us lately and you got to take it.” Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia homered for the Red Sox, who have lost four in a row and 11 of 12. Boston had its chances in the bottom of the ninth but couldn’t score on closer Casey Janssen, who preserved the win for reliever Brandon Lyon (2-2) while picking up his 20th save. James Loney singled to open the Boston ninth and Cody Ross nearly won it on a drive to left that was just foul. Ross ended up striking out on a pitch he felt was outside enough that he was trotting toward first when umpire Clint Fagan called it a strike. Ellsbury flied out to deep centre for the second out, then Mike Aviles hit a foul pop that catcher Jeff Mathis got under easily to complete the sweep for the Blue Jays. Boston has today off then opens a three-game series at home Tuesday against the rival Yankees, who lead the division by one game over Baltimore.


Toronto Blue Jays’ Anthony Gose slides in safely ahead of the throw to Boston Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway as home plate umpire Clint Fagan looks on during the fourth inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Sunday.




Monday, Sept. 10, 2012

New York Baltimore Tampa Bay Toronto Boston

Chicago Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota

Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle


American League East Division W L Pct GB WC 79 61 .564 — — 78 62 .557 1 — 77 63 .550 2 1 64 75 .460 14 1/2 13 1/2 63 78 .447 16 1/2 15 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB 75 64 .540 — 73 66 .525 2 63 77 .450 12 1/2 59 81 .421 16 1/2 58 82 .414 17 1/2

WC — 4 1/2 15 19 20

West Division W L Pct GB WC 83 57 .593 — — 79 60 .568 3 1/2 — 77 63 .550 6 1 67 74 .475 16 1/2 11 1/2

Saturday’s Games Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 4 Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 4 Minnesota 3, Cleveland 0 Texas 4, Tampa Bay 2, 10 innings Toronto 9, Boston 2 L.A. Angels 6, Detroit 1 Oakland 6, Seattle 1 Monday’s Games Cleveland (Masterson 11-12) at Minnesota (Deduno 5-3), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 9-11) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 5-4), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 9-8) at L.A. Angels (Haren 1010), 8:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 5:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Cleveland at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Sunday’s Major League Linescores New York 100 401 250 — 13 14 0 Baltimore 000 300 000 — 3 4 2 F.Garcia, Chamberlain (4), Logan (6), Wade (7), D.Lowe (9) and R.Martin, C.Stewart; Britton, Arrieta (4), Z.Phillips (7), Gregg (8), Tom.Hunter (9) and Wieters, Exposito. W—Chamberlain 1-0. L—Britton 5-2. HRs—New York, Granderson (35), Jeter (15). Toronto 000 300 001 — 4 7 0 Boston 020 001 000 — 3 8 0 Villanueva, Delabar (7), Loup (8), Lyon (8), Janssen (9) and Mathis, Torrealba; Buchholz, Tazawa (9) and Lavarnway. W—Lyon 2-0. L—Buchholz 11-6. Sv—Janssen (20). HRs—Boston, Ellsbury (3), Pedroia (14). Texas 000 000 000 — 0 2 0 Tampa Bay 220 101 00x — 6 13 1 Oswalt, M.Perez (3), Tateyama (8) and Soto; Shields and J.Molina. W—Shields 14-8. L—Oswalt 4-3. HRs—Tampa Bay, B.Upton 3 (21), J.Molina (6). Cleveland 031 020 010 — 7 8 1 Minnesota 003 200 201 — 8 12 0 Kluber, Seddon (4), E.Rogers (6), Sipp (7), J.Smith (7), Pestano (9) and Marson, C.Santana; Vasquez, Swarzak (4), Fien (6), Burton (8), Duensing (8) and Doumit. W—Duensing 4-10. L—Pestano 3-2. HRs— Cleveland, C.Santana (15). Minnesota, Morneau 2 (19). Kan. City 000 000 000 2 — 2 9 0 Chicago 000 000 000 1 — 1 8 1 (10 innings) Guthrie, Collins (9), K.Herrera (9), G.Holland (10) and S.Perez; H.Santiago, Omogrosso (5), N.Jones (7), Thornton (9), Crain (9), Veal (10), Myers (10), Septimo (10) and Pierzynski. W—K.Herrera 3-2. L— Myers 2-3. Sv—G.Holland (13). Detroit 000 100 100 — 2 5 0 Los Angeles120 000 00x — 3 7 2 A.Sanchez, B.Villarreal (8) and Avila, G.Laird; Greinke, Jepsen (8), Frieri (8) and Iannetta. W— Greinke 5-2. L—A.Sanchez 2-5. Sv—Frieri (18). HRs—Detroit, Dirks (6). Los Angeles, Trout (27), Callaspo (9).

Oakland 000 030 001 — 4 5 0 Seattle 000 011 000 — 2 9 0 Milone, Neshek (7), Blevins (7), R.Cook (8), Balfour (9) and D.Norris; Vargas, Kinney (8), Furbush (9) and Olivo. W—Milone 12-10. L—Vargas 14-10. Sv—Balfour (16). HRs—Oakland, J.Gomes (16), Donaldson (7). Seattle, Seager (17). AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Trout LAA 117 478 112 MiCabrera Det 138 533 89 Jeter NYY 138 590 89 Mauer Min 130 482 75 Beltre Tex 136 531 82 DavMurphy Tex 126 382 56 Fielder Det 139 500 73 Konerko CWS 123 457 57 Butler KC 139 529 62 TorHunter LAA 119 453 70

H 157 174 191 153 168 120 156 142 163 138

Pct. .328 .326 .324 .317 .316 .314 .312 .311 .308 .305

Home Runs Hamilton, Texas, 40; ADunn, Chicago, 38; Encarnacion, Toronto, 38; MiCabrera, Detroit, 35; Granderson, New York, 35; Willingham, Minnesota, 33; Beltre, Texas, 30; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 30. Runs Batted In Hamilton, Texas, 119; MiCabrera, Detroit, 116; Willingham, Minnesota, 102; Encarnacion, Toronto, 97; Fielder, Detroit, 95; Pujols, Los Angeles, 94; Beltre, Texas, 89. Pitching Price, Tampa Bay, 17-5; Weaver, Los Angeles, 16-4; Sale, Chicago, 16-6; Scherzer, Detroit, 15-6; MHarrison, Texas, 15-9; Shields, Tampa Bay, 14-8; Darvish, Texas, 14-9.

Washington Atlanta Philadelphia New York Miami

National League East Division W L Pct GB WC 86 54 .614 — — 81 60 .574 5 1/2 — 68 71 .489 17 1/2 6 1/2 65 75 .464 21 10 63 78 .447 23 1/2 12 1/2

Cincinnati St. Louis Pittsburgh Milwaukee Chicago Houston

Central Division W L Pct GB 84 57 .596 — 75 65 .536 8 1/2 72 67 .518 11 69 71 .493 14 1/2 54 86 .386 29 1/2 44 96 .314 39 1/2

WC — — 2 1/2 6 21 31

West Division W L Pct GB 79 61 .561 — 74 67 .529 5 1/2 69 72 .489 10 66 75 .468 13 56 82 .406 21 1/2

WC — 1 6 1/2 9 1/2 18

San Francisco Los Angeles Arizona San Diego Colorado

Saturday’s Games Washington 7, Miami 6, 10 innings Atlanta 11, N.Y. Mets 3 L.A. Dodgers 3, San Francisco 2 Chicago Cubs 4, Pittsburgh 3 Colorado at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Cincinnati 5, Houston 1 Milwaukee 6, St. Louis 3 Arizona 8, San Diego 5 Monday’s Games Miami (LeBlanc 2-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 8-10), 5:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 10-13) at Cincinnati (Latos 12-4), 5:10 p.m. Washington (G.Gonzalez 18-7) at N.Y. Mets (McHugh 0-1), 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Volstad 2-10) at Houston (Keuchel 1-7), 6:05 p.m. Atlanta (Minor 8-10) at Milwaukee (W.Peralta 1-0), 6:10 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 12-7) at Colorado (White 2-8), 6:40 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 4-6) at San Diego (Stults 5-2), 8:05 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Miami at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Mets, 5:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Houston, 6:05 p.m. Atlanta at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. San Francisco at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. St. Louis at San Diego, 8:05 p.m.

Sunday’s Major League Linescores First Game Colorado 020 000 000 — 2 6 0 Philadelphia002 000 001 — 3 7 0 Chatwood, Ottavino (6), Brothers (8), Belisle (9) and W.Rosario; Hamels, Bastardo (8), Aumont (8), Papelbon (9) and Kratz. W—Papelbon 5-6. L— Belisle 3-6. Atlanta 000 011 000 1 — 3 6 1 New York 000 101 000 0 — 2 8 0 (10 innings) Hanson, Venters (6), O’Flaherty (8), Kimbrel (9), Moylan (10) and McCann; C.Young, Edgin (7), Rauch (8), F.Francisco (9), Parnell (10) and Thole, Shoppach. W—Kimbrel 1-1. L—Parnell 4-4. Sv— Moylan (1). HRs—Atlanta, McCann (20). Houston 103 001 000 — 5 12 0 Cincinnati 000 100 000 — 1 5 0 E.Gonzalez, W.Wright (6), Storey (7), W.Lopez (9) and Corporan; Cueto, Cingrani (5), Ondrusek (8), Arredondo (9) and Hanigan, Mesoraco. W—E. Gonzalez 2-0. L—Cueto 17-8. HRs—Houston, Dominguez (3), Greene (10). Chicago 000 200 020 — 4 12 1 Pittsburgh 100 000 100 — 2 7 1 Rusin, J.Chapman (6), Corpas (7), Russell (7), Camp (8), Marmol (9) and Recker; Locke, McPherson (7), Grilli (8), Qualls (8), Hanrahan (9) and McKenry. W—Russell 7-1. L—Grilli 1-6. Sv—Marmol (18). HRs—Chicago, Vitters (2), Recker (1), A.Soriano (28). Pittsburgh, A.McCutchen (25). Miami 030 210 110 — 8 14 1 Wash. 000 000 000 — 0 4 0 Nolasco and Brantly; E.Jackson, Gorzelanny (5), C.Garcia (7), Mic.Gonzalez (8), Mattheus (9) and K.Suzuki, Leon. W—Nolasco 12-12. L—E.Jackson 9-10. HRs—Miami, Stanton (33). Milwaukee 010 100 002 0 — 4 9 0 St. Louis 310 000 000 1 — 512 1 (10 innings) Marcum, M.Parra (6), Veras (7), Kintzler (8), Loe (10) and Lucroy; J.Kelly, Mujica (7), Boggs (8), Motte (9), Lynn (10) and T.Cruz. W—Lynn 14-7. L—Loe 6-5. HRs—Milwaukee, Aoki (8). St. Louis, Holliday (26), Beltran (29). Arizona 001 000 001 — 2 6 1 San Diego 020 001 50x — 8 9 1 Corbin, Albers (6), Zagurski (7), Saito (7), Shaw (7), Bergesen (8) and M.Montero; Werner, Brach (7), Layne (8), Boxberger (8), Bass (9) and Jo.Baker. W—Werner 2-1. L—Corbin 5-7. HRs—San Diego, Denorfia (7), Headley (27), Quentin (16). Second Game Colorado 004 000 000 — 4 9 5 Philadelphia010 022 20x — 7 14 0 D.Pomeranz, Roenicke (5), Mat.Reynolds (6), E.Escalona (6), W.Harris (7), R.Betancourt (8) and Ra.Hernandez; Cloyd, De Fratus (5), Rosenberg (6), Lindblom (7), Diekman (7), Aumont (8), Papelbon (9) and Lerud, Ruiz. W—Rosenberg 1-2. L— Roenicke 4-2. Sv—Papelbon (32). HRs—Colorado, Nelson (8). Philadelphia, Wigginton (11). NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R MeCabrera SF 113 459 84 AMcCutchen Pit 134 508 95 Posey SF 126 452 64 YMolina StL 118 436 55 DWright NYM 135 502 81 Braun Mil 132 515 92 Fowler Col 128 416 69 CGonzalez Col 124 486 86 Holliday StL 136 523 86 Freese StL 126 452 65

H 159 173 147 140 157 161 129 149 158 135

Pct. .346 .341 .325 .321 .313 .313 .310 .307 .302 .299

Home Runs Braun, Milwaukee, 38; Bruce, Cincinnati, 33; Stanton, Miami, 33; Beltran, St. Louis, 29; Kubel, Arizona, 29; LaRoche, Washington, 29; ASoriano, Chicago, 28. Runs Batted In Headley, San Diego, 102; Braun, Milwaukee, 100; Bruce, Cincinnati, 96; Holliday, St. Louis, 94; ASoriano, Chicago, 94; LaRoche, Washington, 92; ArRamirez, Milwaukee, 90. Pitching Dickey, New York, 18-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 18-7; Cueto, Cincinnati, 17-8; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 15-6; Strasburg, Washington, 15-6; Miley, Arizona, 15-9; Lohse, St. Louis, 14-2.


Baseball Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL MLB—Suspended Chicago Cubs C Steve Clevenger one game and fined him an undisclosed fine for his aggressive actions and fighting during the bench-clearing incident in the bottom of the sixth inning of a Sept. 6 game against Washington. FOOTBALL CHICAGO BEARS—Promoted RB Armando Allen from the practice squad. Waived LB Patrick Trahan. Terminated the contract of RB Lorenzo Booker. DENVER BRONCOS—Released QB Caleb Hanie. Promoted DT Sealver Siliga from the practice squad. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS—Activated RB Maurice Jones-Drew. Waived RB Keith Toston. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS—Reinstated DE Will Smith to the active roster. Terminated the contracts of WR Adrian Arrington and FB Korey Hall. Placed OT Marcel Jones on injured reserve. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Signed TE Sean McGrath to the practice squad. Released WR Jermaine Kearse from the practice squad. Released LB Matt McCoy from injured reserve with an injury settlement.

ELMIRA JACKALS—Announced the resignation of coach Pat Bingham. IDAHO STEELHEADS—Agreed to terms with F Ron Meyers, F Taylor McReynolds, and F Andrew Wright. Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL BOSTON RED SOX—Activated OF Daniel Nava from the 15-day DL. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Activated INF Lonnie Chisenhall from the 60-day DL. Transferred RHP Josh Tomlin from the 15- to 60-day DL. NEW YORK YANKEES—Activated RHP Ivan Nova from the 15-day DL. FOOTBALL HOUSTON TEXANS—Signed QB Matt Schaub to a four-year contract extension and DE Tim Jamison to a two-year contract extension. HOCKEY VICTORIA ROYALS—Waived F Mike Forsyth and G Keith Hamilton. Released F Clay Spencer.

MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF Kansas City 27 15 7 5 34 New York 26 13 7 7 46 Houston 28 12 7 9 40 Chicago 26 13 8 5 35 Columbus 27 12 9 6 33 D.C. United 27 12 10 5 43 Montreal 29 12 14 3 43 New England 28 7 14 7 35 Philadelphia 25 7 13 5 25 Toronto 27 5 16 6 30 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF x-San Jose 27 16 6 5 56 Seattle 27 13 6 8 43 Real Salt Lake 29 14 11 4 38 Los Angeles 28 13 11 4 48 Vancouver 28 10 11 7 29 Dallas 29 8 12 9 34 Colorado 28 9 17 2 36 Chivas USA 26 7 12 7 21 Portland 27 7 14 6 27 x — clinched playoff berth. Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie.

GA 24 39 33 31 32 38 46 38 30 48

Pt 50 46 45 44 42 41 39 28 26 21

GA 33 28 32 40 37 38 41 41 46

Pt 53 47 46 43 37 33 29 28 27


Alberta Downs Weekend results Sunday First Pace. $4,000, time 2:01 Aerial Time (Chappell) 3.20 2.70 Frisco (Mcleod) 4.40 2.70 Tinhorn Creek (Clark) 3.60 Exactor: (3-8) paid $21.50 Superfecta: (3-8-4) paid $35.25 Triactor: (3-8-4) paid $90.80 Second Pace. $4,500, time 1:58.2 Jellos Fellow (Jungquist) 5.00 3.60 Beren Hanover (Clark) 3.20 2.10 Dieselystic (Gray) 2.40 Daily Double: (3-6) paid $8.80 Exactor: (6-1) paid $19.80 Superfecta: (6-1-4-5) paid $58.55 Triactor: (6-1-4) paid $40.40 Third Pace. $4,900, time 1:54.3 Outlawcoltfortyfor (Grundy)4.10 4.10 Location Baran (Gray) 3.50 3.00 Mjjz R Us (Starkewski) 3.90 Exactor: (4-1) paid $22.10 Pentafactor: (4-1-5-6-7) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (4-1-5-6) paid $85.45 Triactor: (4-1-5) paid $178.10 Fourth Pace. $3,000, time 2:00.2 Rs Dottie West (Hoerdt) 13.20 3.60 Doda Gig (Jungquist) 8.40 3.90 D And Gs Lady (Gray) 3.20 Exactor: (8-5) paid $294.70 Superfecta: (8-5-3-4) paid $64.30 Triactor: (8-5-3) paid $173.05 Fifth Pace. $5,500, time 1:56.2 Credit Card Junkie (Clark)4.20 2.40 Baby You Save Me (Hoerdt)3.20 2.20 Keystone Vanyla (Grundy)2.10 Exactor: (6-5) paid $8.50 Superfecta: (6-5-4-1) paid $12.70 Triactor: (6-5-4) paid $13.20 Sixth Pace. $3,900, time 1:56.1 As Seely Promised (Jungquist) 6.20 2.70 Bridgette Hanover (Hudon)3.20 2.50 Sealedwithapromise (Gray)2.10 Exactor: (7-4) paid $10.40 Superfecta: (7-4-3-1) paid $73.40 Triactor: (7-4-3) paid $36.10 Seventh Pace. $3,400, time 1:56.4 My Promise To You (Gray)7.60 3.40 Whiskey Bernie (Thomas)5.70 3.70 Im Gunna Rock (Schneider)4.40 Exactor: (4-1) paid $20.20 Pentafactor: (4-1-5-3-8) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (4-1-5) paid $89.70 Triactor: (4-1-5) paid $304.20 Win Four: (8-6-7-4) paid $26.50 Eighth Pace. $3,800, time 1:57.3 Red Star Jenny (Hoerdt) 4.80 3.90 Reservations Only (Clark) 3.70 3.20 Dudes Bonnie (Goulet) 10.90 Exactor: (5-3) paid $13.60 Pentafactor: (5-3-1-7-8) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (5-3-1) paid $91.15 Triactor: (5-3-1) paid $83.60 Ninth Pace. $5,400, time 1:54.2 Arroway (Gray) 16.60 7.10 Playbook (Clark) 19.90 6.70 My World (Hoerdt) 2.60 Exactor: (9-8) paid $230.80 Pentafactor: (9-8-1-3-5) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (9-8-1-3) paid $64.75 Triactor: (9-8-1) paid $93.40 Tenth Pace. $3,200, time 1:57.4 Hf Nancys Babygirl (Jb Campbell) 6.90











2.70 Kg Pomerlin (Jungquist) 4.80 2.60 Westwood Chaos (Remillard)2.90 Exactor: (4-1) paid $27.30 Superfecta: (4-1-6) paid $29.00 Triactor: (4-1-6) paid $70.30 Eleventh Pace. $4,200, time 1:55.4 Bomber Brown (Jb Campbell)11.104.20 Raging Fingers (Jungquist)4.50 6.20 Super Sunrise (Goulet) 5.30 Exactor: (2-1) paid $20.70 Pentafactor: (2-1-4-8-3) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (2-1-4) paid $39.00 Triactor: (2-1-4) paid $126.15 Twelfth Pace. $2,800, time 1:56.2 Lakers R Electric (Schneider)4.60 3.30 Capablenrewarding (Mcleod)8.80 4.20 Boiling Over (Goulet) 3.60 Exactor: (2-1) paid $39.90 Pentafactor: (2-1-8-3-4) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (2-1-8) paid $52.80 Triactor: (2-1-8) paid $165.85 Win Three: (4-2-2) paid $37.00 Mutuels: $16,378. Saturday First Pace. $4,000, time 1:58.3 Hollywood Monroe (Hudon)15.40 14.30 Beach Baby (Clark) 4.10 2.60 Fire Dance (Monkman) 2.60 Exactor: (4-1) paid $39.60 Superfecta: (4-1-2-5) paid $82.60 Triactor: (4-1-2) paid $77.80 Second Pace. $4,500, time 1:58.1 Outlaw Blue Danube (Mcleod)5.10 3.60 Smoky Moon (Jungquist) 3.40 2.40 Shadow Time (Jb Campbell)3.80 Daily Double: (4-6) paid $27.70 Exactor: (6-5) paid $27.60 Superfecta: (6-5-2-4) paid $35.20 Triactor: (6-5-2) paid $24.70 Third Pace. $2,300, time 1:56.1 Canaco Nolton (Hoerdt) 8.00 3.50 Outlaw I See Red (Gray) 7.10 3.60 Nf Star Power (Hennessy)5.40 Exactor: (9-7) paid $28.60 Pentafactor: (9-7-4-6-3) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (9-7-4-6) paid $134.85 Triactor: (9-7-4) paid $55.90 Fourth Pace. $3,600, time 1:56.3 Just Saucy (Thomas) 6.00 3.10 Arctic Pine (Clark) 7.00 4.80 Fly Bye Elly (Gray) 2.70 Exactor: (4-5) paid $62.10 Triactor: (4-5-1) paid $87.40 Fifth Pace. $3,400, time 1:58.2 Shynaway (Mcleod) 13.40 4.10 Js Honeybet (Jungquist) 10.00 11.30 Justabitfaster (Hudon) 3.80 Exactor: (7-9) paid $82.80 Pentafactor: (7-9-5-8-6) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (7-9-5-8) paid $178.35 Triactor: (7-9) paid $180.25 Sixth Pace. $3,600, time 1:57.3 Outlaw Highvoltage (Grundy)8.60 4.70 Kg Cody (Thomas) 2.60 2.50 Passing Breeze (Hudon) 3.50 Exactor: (4-9) paid $72.60 Pentafactor: (4-9-1-5-3) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (4-9-1-5) paid $57.90 Triactor: (4-9-1) paid $1187.80 Seventh Pace. $3,200, time 1:56.4 One Tuff Cowboy (Gray) 5.80 3.20 Coolestdudeintown (Hennessy) 2.70









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Meadowlarkbigmoney (Mcleod) 3.90 Exactor: (4-3) paid $16.30 Pentafactor: (4-3-6-5-2) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (4-3-6-5) paid $56.10 Triactor: (4-3-6) paid $165.80 Win Four: (4-7-4-4) paid $49.80 Eighth Pace. $5,400, time 1:55 Blue Star Classic (Gray) 20.70 5.50 G I Joan (Hudon) 11.10 9.40 Honor Roll (Jb Campbell) 4.10 Exactor: (8-9) paid $134.30 Pentafactor: (8-9-7-2-5) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (8-9-7-2) paid $101.25 Triactor: (8-9) paid $138.40 Ninth Pace. $8,500, time 1:53.3 Neal Diamonique (Jb Campbell) 15.00 2.90 Trust The Artist (Hoerdt) 2.60 2.40 Smart Shark (Kolthammer) 7.90 Exactor: (4-2) paid $37.30 Superfecta: (4-2-5-3) paid $34.75 Triactor: (4-2-5) paid $50.70 Tenth Pace. $6,000, time 1:54.2 No Fear (Jb Campbell) 11.00 5.10 2.90 Armbro Dublin (Piwniuk) 3.50 2.10 Red Star Tiger (Clark) 2.20 Outlawdangruswatrs (Clark) 2.20 Exactor: (6-4) paid $34.20 Pentafactor: (6-4-1-8-7) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (6-4-1) paid $25.90 Superfecta: (6-4-8) paid $164.55 Triactor: (6-4-1) paid $190.30 Eleventh Pace. $2,800, time 1:55.1 Touch Of Magic (Jb Campbell) 4.10 2.10 2.90 Hf Georges Kiss (Clark) 3.40 3.50 Lynettes Legacy (Jungquist) 14.40 Exactor: (9-7) paid $25.80 Pentafactor: (9-7-8-5-2) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (9-7-8-5) paid $142.90 Triactor: (9-7-8) paid $112.80 Win Three: (4-6-9) paid $87.95



PGA-BMW Championship THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sunday At Crooked Stick Golf Club Course Carmel, Ind. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,497; Par: 72 Final Round Rory McIlroy, $1,440,000 64-68-69-67 Phil Mickelson, $704,000 69-67-64-70 Lee Westwood, $704,000 68-65-68-69 Robert Garrigus, $352,000 67-69-66-69 Tiger Woods, $352,000 65-67-71-68 Dustin Johnson, $278,000 68-67-67-70 Adam Scott, $278,000 68-68-66-70 Vijay Singh, $248,000 65-66-69-73 Jim Furyk, $232,000 69-70-67-68 Ryan Moore, $208,000 66-66-73-70 Bo Van Pelt, $208,000 64-69-71-71 Zach Johnson, $162,000 67-69-68-72 Chris Kirk, $162,000 68-68-69-71 Ian Poulter, $162,000 68-68-69-71 Bubba Watson, $162,000 69-71-71-65 Greg Chalmers, $108,600 74-70-68-66 Tom Gillis, $108,600 69-67-73-69 Padraig Harrington, $108,600 70-65-70-73 John Huh, $108,600 70-66-73-69 Troy Matteson, $108,600 70-66-71-71 Seung-Yul Noh, $108,600 68-66-73-71 Louis Oosthuizen, $108,600 68-69-68-73 Justin Rose, $108,600 67-70-70-71 Ben Curtis, $73,600 70-69-68-72 Sergio Garcia, $73,600 69-69-71-70 Kevin Na, $62,800 72-71-68-69 Steve Stricker, $62,800 68-73-68-71 Brendon de Jonge, $53,200 71-66-71-73 Luke Donald, $53,200 66-72-72-71 Jason Dufner, $53,200 72-67-73-69 Ernie Els, $53,200 68-71-69-73 Geoff Ogilvy, $53,200 68-71-74-68 Charl Schwartzel, $53,200 69-68-72-72 J.B. Holmes, $43,200 70-74-67-71 Graeme McDowell, $43,200 68-67-69-78 Kyle Stanley, $43,200 68-70-69-75 Graham DeLaet, $36,800 64-70-74-75 Bob Estes, $36,800 71-69-71-72 Scott Piercy, $36,800 72-71-72-68 Brandt Snedeker, $36,800 69-69-71-74 Ben Crane, $30,400 67-71-74-72 Rickie Fowler, $30,400 67-70-73-74 Brian Harman, $30,400 73-69-70-72 Charlie Wi, $30,400 70-72-72-70 Bill Haas, $22,880 71-64-72-78 Ryan Palmer, $22,880 66-73-73-73 Pat Perez, $22,880 72-72-67-74 Kevin Stadler, $22,880 69-73-73-70 Johnson Wagner, $22,880 70-71-72-72 Nick Watney, $22,880 70-69-72-74 Jeff Overton, $19,253 74-72-67-73 Matt Every, $19,253 68-71-71-76 Webb Simpson, $19,253 64-75-73-74 Charley Hoffman, $18,480 75-72-69-71 Matt Kuchar, $18,480 69-73-72-73 Bud Cauley, $18,080 69-72-74-73 D.A. Points, $18,080 74-71-68-75 John Senden, $18,080 70-69-76-73 Keegan Bradley, $17,600 71-70-75-73 Tim Clark, $17,600 71-71-73-74 Dicky Pride, $17,600 76-71-71-71 Martin Laird, $17,200 69-68-72-81 Mark Wilson, $17,200 72-76-70-72 Jimmy Walker, $16,960 67-76-72-76 David Hearn, $16,720 69-70-77-76 Marc Leishman, $16,720 75-73-71-73 Bryce Molder, $16,480 77-72-70-75 William McGirt, $16,320 77-72-72-74 Carl Pettersson, $16,160 75-72-70-79 Hunter Mahan, $16,000 70-73-80-77

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LPGA-Kingsmill Championship Sunday At Kingsmill Resort, River Course Williamsburg, Va. Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,384; Par: 71 Update:The playoff between Paula Creamer and Jiyai Shin has been suspended by darkness. They will resume play with the ninth extra hole

Monday morning. Money will be added conclusion of the championship. Final Round Jiyai Shin 62-68-69-69 — Paula Creamer 65-67-65-71 — Karine Icher 70-68-67-65 — Danielle Kang 67-64-70-69 — Angela Stanford 69-67-71-64 — Catriona Matthew 67-70-66-68 — Mika Miyazato 66-70-70-66 — Ai Miyazato 67-68-67-70 — Maria Hjorth 65-69-71-68 — Gerina Piller 67-69-68-69 — Stacy Lewis 69-65-68-71 — Azahara Munoz 65-68-69-71 — Dewi Claire Schreefel 66-66-69-73 — Pernilla Lindberg 71-68-72-65 — Anna Nordqvist 70-70-67-69 — Karin Sjodin 67-70-69-70 — Sandra Gal 69-67-69-71 — Candie Kung 68-67-70-71 — Lexi Thompson 67-66-72-71 — Chella Choi 67-68-69-72 — Hee Young Park 68-68-67-73 — Mi Jung Hur 70-66-72-69 — Julieta Granada 67-69-70-71 — Taylor Coutu 72-67-66-72 — Jane Park 68-72-71-67 — Beatriz Recari 65-74-72-67 — Jennifer Johnson 66-69-75-68 — Mindy Kim 72-69-68-69 — Karen Stupples 70-71-67-70 — Pornanong Phatlum 69-69-68-72 — Jennifer Song 66-69-69-74 — Paige Mackenzie 70-69-71-69 — Isabelle Beisiegel 67-70-71-71 — Belen Mozo 71-66-68-74 — Haeji Kang 69-70-72-69 — Hannah Yun 72-68-70-70 — Ilhee Lee 68-71-70-71 — Mo Martin 70-69-69-72 — Sun Young Yoo 72-67-69-72 — Marcy Hart 69-70-68-73 — Jodi Ewart 68-67-70-75 — Jane Rah 70-71-74-66 — Ji Young Oh 71-66-72-72 — Mariajo Uribe 70-68-71-72 — Laura Diaz 69-69-70-73 — Becky Morgan 69-71-68-73 — Jennifer Rosales 66-74-73-69 — Meena Lee 69-69-73-71 — Lizette Salas 70-70-71-71 — Alison Walshe 70-70-71-71 — Jin Young Pak 70-68-72-72 — Brittany Lang 72-66-71-73 — Mi Hyang Lee 72-69-71-71 — Victoria Tanco 70-66-76-71 — Lorie Kane 69-72-74-69 — Mitsuki Katahira 68-71-74-71 — Thidapa Suwannapura 71-67-75-71 — Hee Kyung Seo 67-73-72-72 — Christina Kim 66-71-74-73 — Heather Bowie Young 72-68-70-74 — Natalie Gulbis 67-69-75-74 — Wendy Ward 71-67-71-76 — Angela Oh 69-68-69-79 — Katie Futcher 67-73-74-74 — Amelia Lewis 67-71-79-72 — Reilley Rankin 71-70-73-75 — Numa Gulyanamitta 70-70-73-76 — Tanya Dergal 68-73-73-76 — Jacqui Concolino 72-69-73-77 — Cindy LaCrosse 71-70-76-75 — Lisa Ferrero 69-72-73-78 —

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Canadian Tour-Great Waterway Classic GANANOQUE, Ont. — Leading scores and earnings Sunday from the final round of the Canadian Tour’s C$100,000-Great Waterway Classic, at the 6,572, par-71 Smuggler’s Glen Golf Club: Eugene Wong, $16,000 67-66-68-65 — 266 Daniel Im, $9,600 70-69-63-65 — 267 David Dragoo, $6,000 64-65-71-70 — 270 Roger Sloan, $4,400 68-68-70-65 — 271 Trey Denton, $4,400 67-66-70-68 — 271 Danny Sahl, $3,333 69-66-69-68 — 272 Tyler Harris, $3,333 65-66-73-68 — 272 Jaime Gomez, $3,333 63-68-72-69 — 272

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Sunday Summary Roughriders 25, Blue Bombers 24 First Quarter Sask — FG DeAngelis 34 1:46 Wpg — FG Palardy 22 4:36 Wpg — TD Washington 82 punt return (Palardy convert) 12:57 Second Quarter Sask — TD Sheets 33 pass from Willy (DeAngelis convert) 1:29 Sask — FG DeAngelis 23 6:06 Wpg — FG Palardy 32 10:48 Wpg — Single Palardy 30 13:49 Third Quarter Sask — TD Sheets 2 run (DeAngelis convert) 5:21 Sask — Single Milo 73 9:07 Wpg — FG Palardy 19 11:43 Fourth Quarter Wpg — FG Palardy 21 3:18 Sask — Single DeAngelis 40 7:21 Wpg — FG Palardy 30 12:20 Wpg — Single Renaud 56 14:32 Sask — FG DeAngelis 40 15:00 Saskatchewan 3 10 8 4 — 25 Winnipeg 10 4 3 7 — 24 Attendance — 30,077 at Winnipeg. National Football League AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct N.Y. Jets 1 0 0 1.000 New England 1 0 0 1.000 Miami 0 1 0 .000

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Monday’s Games Cincinnati at Baltimore, 7 p.m. San Diego at Oakland, 10:15 p.m. Thursday, Sep. 13 Chicago at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds supplied by Western Canada Lottery Corp.) Spread O/U Tonight Cincinnati at BALTIMORE 6.5 41.5 SAN DIEGO at Oakland 1.5 47.5


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Harley revs for cancer BAREFOOT PEACE WALK Bare your feet for peace. Enjoy a relaxing 4 km nature walk and take off your shoes if you choose. The Barefoot Peace Walk takes place starting at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 15. The walk starts shortly after 1 p.m.

RETIRED TEACHERS ART SHOW AND SALE The Central Alberta Retired Teachers’ Association is hosting its second annual art show and sale. The event is Saturday Sept. 29 at the Pioneer Lodge at 4324 46A Avenue in Red Deer. The show and sale runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call Margaret at 403347-5500.

THERAPUTIC SUPPORT GROUP FOR GRIEVING CHILDREN STARTS IN OCT. An eight-week therapeutic support group designed to help children in the process of healthy grieving gets underway on Oct. 16. Life After Loss: A Children’s PsychoEducational Grief Group is designed for children ages six to 12 who are grieving the loss of a loved one. The group is held every Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. starting on Oct. 16 and finishing on Dec. 4. at the Parkland Youth Homes Society (4920-54th Street). The program is facilitated by qualified therapists who will create a safe environment to explore the children’s grief-related topics through activities, art, open discussion and play activities. The fee is $50. To register or for more information visit 403-340-8995. Funding has been provided by Red Deer Rotary Club East.

RIGHT DOWN TO PINK-WALL TIRES, LOCAL DEALERSHIP BUILDS A PRIZE FOR THE HARLEY FOR HOPE CAMPAIGN BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Pink is the colour of courage and hope when it comes to breast cancer — especially when it happens to be a HarleyDavidson. A custom-painted 2011 Knightster Harley-Davidson motorcycle, with pink-wall tires and a ribbon of pink airbrushed on its tank and fender, was the top prize in the Harley for Hope campaign. “There was so much excitement and enthusiasm in building the bike,” said Melanie O’Reilly, of Red Deer, who started the hope campaign last year with a 2012 calendar to raise money for women receiving breast cancer treatment. “I randomly approached (Gasoline Alley Harley-Davidson) to sponsor a page of the calendar, which they didn’t end up doing, but did something 10 times better,” said O’Reilly on Friday when the bike was presented to the Harley for Hope winner Daryl Lockyer, 38, of Lethbridge. “It’s absolutely beautiful. It’s a very ‘lady-like bike,” Lockyer said with a smile. “I’m not sure what I’m going to be doing with it actually,” said Lockyer who is considering selling the one-of-akind bike. Harley-Davidson chose a very good cause to support and it’s been great to be part of campaign by pure luck of the draw, he said. The motorcycle, donated by Gasoline Alley HarleyDavidson, was the door prize at the Harley for Hope fundraising event in Calgary on

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Seniors open homes to students BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF

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Videographer Amanda Trimble, right, has recently completed a short video for the Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association in Red Deer. CAIWA staff from left to right, back row, Halima Ali, Denni Wentzell and Mercedes Cruz and front row, Laurie Carlson, Margarita Fuentes and Tabitha Phiri.

Bursary program helps non-profits hire help for various projects BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF


July 28. Harley for Hope was the follow-up fundraiser to the 2012 Hope Calendar, sold across Central Alberta and featured photos of breast cancer survivors. Altogether, $45,000 has been raised by the Hope Calendar, Harley for Hope, and other donations. O’Reilly, who had a double mastectomy last year, developed the campaigns in partnership with David Thompson Health Trust, to remind women in Central Alberta they are still beautiful after breast cancer and to assist with some of the costs incurred during their treatment, such as transportation, childcare, hot meals and house cleaning — regardless of their income or retirement savings. “Just because you have savings put away for retirement, doesn’t mean that you don’t need money now. “We didn’t want to discriminate by any of those socio-economic factors. “It is a unique program for that reason,” said Ashlee Hamblin, development officer with David Thompson Health Trust which is holding the funds and issued tax receipts for donations. Work is underway to launch the Home Project Fund with the money from the hope campaigns very soon. “We’re so close. “It’s time to get the money into the hands of the families,” O’Reilly said. For more information on about the Home Project Fund contact David Thompson Health Trust at or 1-877-895-4430. More information on Harley for Hope is avail-

A provincially-funded internship program for skilled post-secondary students is looking for non-profits who need help. Last year $1,000 bursaries were available for 500 students through Serving Communities Internship Program (SCiP) but only 375 bursaries were distributed due to a lack of participation by non-profits. “Red Deer was one of the communities that maybe didn’t pick it up as much as the rest of the province. Of the 375, only 4 of the internships were in the Red Deer area,” said Andrew Fisher, director of communications with Volunteer Alberta that co-ordinates SCiP. Mountain View Communities Adult Learning Society in Olds hired a fundraising assistant. Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association in Red Deer hired a videographer and an event co-ordinator. Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society in Mark-

erville hired a marketing intern. During its pilot year in 201½012, a total of 213 Alberta non-profits got involved. So far 141 non-profits have posted internships online at for the 2012/2013 school year. Non-profits hire the students, but bursaries are paid by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education. “It’s kind of a win-win for both the students and the non-profit sector,” Fisher said. Almost 2,400 students are currently registered. Students from publicly funded post-secondary institutions are eligible to apply, like Red Deer College, Olds College and Canadian University College. Amanda Trimble, a fourth-year motion picture arts production student at Red Deer College, was hired by Central Alberta Immigrant Women’s Association as a videographer to make a five-minute promotional video for CAIWA. “I went to all their big events. It was a lot of fun. They are great ladies. They

just want to help everyone,” Trimble, 21, of Morinville, said. “It’s not only great meeting the people and getting to help them, but also for the contacts you make.” Trimble said she worked over 100 hours on the project over the spring and summer that was completed for the Aug. 31 deadline. The CAIWA promotional video can be viewed at watch?v=cCAOfFxPkko. Fisher said students groups developed the idea for SCiP. “They wanted to come up with ways to reduce their student debt and get some experience on their resumes. “They found the nonprofit sector was in need of people. They put the two and two together and they came to Volunteer Alberta and the government of Alberta and we worked together,” Fisher said. For more information on SCiP visit

Two seniors have opened their doors and set the table for their college roommates. In the last two weeks, the individuals were matched as part of the federally-funded Alberta Generations Project that targets preventing and raising awareness of elder abuse. A main component of the program is the HomeShare project that matches seniors who have an empty room with a college student who needs affordable housing. In exchange for work around the house, the student will receive reduced rent. Dawna Morey, Generations project manager, said there has been a wonderful response from both the seniors and the college students in the community. There are nine seniors and six students waiting to be matched next. Morey said they are not rushing the pairing because they want to ensure they work for both partners. “I’ve been interviewing students and seniors for the last couple of weeks,” said Morey. “It is absolutely thrilling to watch the senior and the student come together and begin to talk and get to know each other. It’s really satisfying.” There will be regular check ups each month of the agreement once the senior and student are matched. Morey said the project will be ongoing throughout the school year. That way, she said, they can accommodate trade students or other students whose previous living arrangements did not work out. In the coming weeks, there will be community workshops for seniors and students about elder abuse including resiliency. “Just like we did 25 years ago with domestic abuse, when you take the veil off then people become more intuned and more open to reporting and to solving the issues,” said Morey. In June, Family Services of Central Alberta and its project partners received $245,000 for the three-year project through the national New Horizons for Seniors program. To find out more information about Home Share or the Generations Project, visit

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TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: ● 1939 — W.L. Mackenzie King announces that Canada is now at war with Germany. Canada makes her own declaration of war for the first time. King notes that there are currently 4,500 soldiers in the Canadian Army (+60,000 reserves); 4,500 in the RCAF; 1,800 in the RCN.



SUDOKU Complete the grid so that every row, every column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 through 9. SHERMAN‛S LAGOON

● 1992 — Commons passes Referendum Bill to decide the fate of the Charlottetown Accord; question is, ‘Do you agree that the Constitution of Canada should be renewed...; on the basis of the agreement reached on Aug. 28, 1992’. ● 1941— Alberta government orders all schools closed due to the epidemics of infantile paralysis (poliomyelitis) and encephalitis; lessons published in the newspapers.





Iran’s currency hits record low TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s currency hit a record low against the U.S. dollar in street trading, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported Sunday. Mehr says the rial dropped nearly 7 per cent in a single day, to 24,300 rials to the dollar. Street traders say the rial rose slightly later on Sunday to around 23,900 rials to the dollar. The collapse of the currency is a sign of the effect of Western sanctions over Iran’s nuclear program. The West suspects Iran is aiming to build nuclear weapons, a charge Iran denies. On July 1, the European Union banned import of Iranian oil, and the U.S. tightened sanctions against Iran’s banks. On Friday, Canada cut diplomatic relations with Iran over its nuclear program, support for Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime and the country’s poor record on human rights issues. Governor of Iran’s central bank, Mahmoud Bahmanai, said the plunge of the rial was the result of a rush on the market by buyers seeking to obtain the dollar, rather than other economic reasons.



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Russia, Japan move on LNG $13 BILLION PROJECT AT FAR-EAST PORT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VLADIVOSTOK, Russia — Russia and Japan are putting energy co-operation ahead of a longstanding territorial dispute as they move ahead with a long-awaited liquefied natural gas project in this far eastern seaport. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda oversaw the signing of a memorandum for the $13 billion project with Japan’s Agency for Natural Resources and Energy on Saturday, on the sidelines of a Pacific Rim summit, Russian oil and gas giant Gazprom said. The project “will have a great meaning for developing the eastern part of the Unified Gas Supply System of Russia as well as raising Russian gas supplies to Asia-Pacific markets in-

cluding Japan,” Alexei Miller, Gazprom’s chairman, said in a statement. “I would like to emphasize that the Japanese market has an advantageous size and is considered a top priority in the Far East,” Miller said. Japan used 83 million tons of LNG in 2011, accounting for 14 per cent of its total energy use. Almost all the natural gas Japan uses is in the form of LNG. Gazprom is the world’s largest producer of gas, but its pipeline gas business has been hard hit by sliding demand for gas while competing liquefied natural gas carried by ship has flooded European markets. Gazprom relies on pipelines and long-term pricing agreements. Miller forecast that Gazprom’s exports of natural gas to the Asia-Pacific would soon exceed the volume sold to Europe.

“Taking into account the dynamics of the growth of gas demand in the Asia-Pacific region, now the decisions will be considerably accelerated,” Miller said. Japan and Russia appear to be making at least some headway on their tussle over islands north of Japan claimed by both sides. Deputy ministers are to meet later this fall to discuss the issue with the aim of eventually signing a peace treaty, officials said Saturday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, which is holding its annual summit in Vladivostok. The two sides agreed to ban crab poaching in the Sea of Okhotsk and signed an agreement on building a timber processing factory in Siberia. Meanwhile, Noda and Putin agreed to arrange a visit by the Japanese

Ridgway quits as Virgin Atlantic CEO NEW YORK — Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway is retiring early next year, following 23 years with the British airline founded by Richard Branson. Since he joined the company as managing director of the frequent flyer program, Virgin Freeway, the airline has grown from two 747 planes to a fleet of 40 long-haul aircraft. It now flies 6 million passengers a year around the world. Ridgway, 60, said in a statement he’s seen “many great times and a few bad” and said the airline must continue to offer something different than its competitors.

leader to Russia by December, said a senior Japanese official who briefed journalists about the talks. The two sides want to resolve their differences in a “quiet and constructive atmosphere,” the official cited Noda as saying. Gazprom and its partners have conducted a feasibility study on transmission and marketing of natural gas and chemical products in the Asia-Pacific region. Japan Far East Gas Co., the consortium participating in the government-backed project, includes Itochu Corp., Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Marubeni Corp., Inpex Corp. and Itochu Oil Exploration Co. Gazprom plans to extend a natural gas pipeline from Sakhalin to Vladivostok to a seaside terminal where the gas would be processed for shipment to Japan and other markets.


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Nissan rolls out low-cost Chinese model BEIJING — Nissan Corp. has unveiled the second model from its new low-priced Chinese brand Venucia following what an executive said was a temporary dip in sales during anti-Japanese protests last month. The compact R50 hatchback will sell for as little as 67,800 yuan ($10,760), Nissan announced Saturday. It is part of a wave of new models by Japanese, U.S. and European automakers that are aimed at China’s growing lowpriced market outside major cities. Venucia was created by Nissan and its Chinese joint venture partner, Dongfeng Motor Co. Its first model, the D50 sedan, debuted in April. China overtook the United States as the world’s biggest auto market by vehicles sold in 2009 but sales growth has slowed and some major cities are imposing restrictions on ownership to curb traffic and smog.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission chief Poul Thomsen, centre, arrives for a meeting between Greece’s finance minister and debt inspectors from the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund, known as the troika at Greece’s Finance ministry in Athens, on Sunday.

No accord on cuts in Greece BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATHENS — The leaders of the three parties in Greece’s coalition government failed to agree Sunday on a package of spending cuts worth C11.5 billion ($14.7 billion), a raft of measures the prime minister had said is crucial to restoring the country’s financial credibility and sustaining its bailout funding. Conservative Premier Antonis Samaras and the other two leaders — socialist Evangelos Venizelos and Fotis Kouvelis of the Democratic Left — disagreed on acrossthe-board cuts in pensions and wages. The latter two insisted that Greece’s international creditors give the

country more time to implement the spending cuts. The three agreed to meet again Wednesday evening. Before that, Samaras will meet with the creditors’ representatives on Monday and, on Tuesday, with European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, in Frankfurt. “The talks were not conclusive. There is no final decision on the package...We need to protect the economically weak,” Kouvelis, who left the meeting first, told reporters. “We cannot exceed the (people’s) limits of endurance. There are some measures we cannot agree on, such as across-the-board cuts in pensions and cuts in disability benefits,” Venizelos

said. The two denied, however, that the governing coalition was shaky. In the fifth year of a deep recession, Greece has seen its economy shrink by about 20 per cent and the unemployment rate soar to 24.4 per cent in June. The cuts are required for the release of a long-delayed C31 billion ($39.7 billion) loan installment from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, without which Greece would default on its loans. Greece’s creditors want the cuts to be implemented in 2013-14, while Venizelos has spoken of the need of their being spread out over at least two more years.

The Rock may have a lot of oil BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A long, narrow stretch of shale rock that runs along western Newfoundland’s coastline might be home to North America’s next big oil find. So believes the junior oil explorer that’s snapped up virtually all of the land in the Green Point shale. But Shoal Point Energy Ltd. (CNSX:SHP) hasn’t quite figured out how to economically draw the crude — some 23 billion barrels of it in place, according to one estimate — from the uneven, broken-up rock. “It’s a bit of a wild frontier still,” said George Langdon, the company’s Newfoundland-raised CEO, who has long been fasci-

nated by rocks on the Rock. “There’s a lot of oil in place. We haven’t proven the viability of it yet. But just the sheer number of what could be in place there makes it, to me, one of the significant resources in North America, right up there with the big ones” As in other shale formations throughout North America, tapping the Green Point will require hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to unlock the resource. The controversial practice involves injecting a mixture of water, sand and chemicals underground in order to crack the rock.

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TORONTO — The Toronto market could find added lift as traders look to the U.S. Federal Reserve meeting late in the week to see if disappointing employment numbers will persuade the central bank to inject another round of stimulus. “That will be the big event for everyone,” said Colin Cieszynski, market analyst at CMC Markets Canada. The TSX could also see further buying momentum on amid hopes that the eurozone debt crisis has turned a corner. The Fed will take centre stage as it makes its next interest rate announcement on Thursday. While no one expects the Fed to raise rates, there are high hopes that it will announce further stimulus measures after the August non-farm payrolls report disappointed, with the economy creating 96,000 jobs. That was less than the modest 125,000 new positions that had been forecast. To make matters worse, the U.S. Labour Department also said 41,000 fewer jobs had been created in June and July than previously reported. Expectations for Fed action have grown since the release last month of the minutes of the last Fed meeting Aug. 1, where several Fed members thought the central bank could do more to help the recovery. While the minutes raised hopes for more action, analysts noted that there was a slew of economic data during August which seemed to indicate the U.S. economy was improving steadily. But some felt that Friday’s jobs data pretty much sealed what the Fed would do this week. “Not only does this report fail to meet the Federal Reserve’s criteria for a substantial and sustainable strengthening in the pace of the economic recovery, it is downright dismal,” observed TD Bank senior economist James Marple. “Sub-100,000 job growth is likely enough to convince the Federal Reserve to announce a further round of asset purchase at their meeting next week.” One avenue the Fed could pursue is a third round of quantitative easing, which involves the Fed printing more money to buy up government bonds, which further keeps a lid on interest rates and hopefully encourages more borrowing. But others aren’t quite so sure that on balance the Fed thinks the economy is faltering to a point where it has to step in at a rather tricky time.

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Helping with high education costs TALBOT BOGGS


With the start of a new school year, parents and students alike are facing a harsh reality — the high cost of getting a post-secondary education in this country. According to TD Economics, the average total cost of a four-year undergraduate degree when living away from home now is estimated to be about $84,000. Saving enough to pay for a

child’s education can be very challenging for parents, particularly if they have more than one. As a result, students are taking on an average of $27,747 of debt to get their degrees and parents are increasingly finding that their children are moving back home for financial reasons. “Funding a four-year degree can be very difficult, especially for parents with more than one child,”

said Shahz Beig, associate vicepresident of personal lending with TD Canada Trust. “Even if parents can’t afford to pay for all of their children’s studies, they can still help them graduate with less debt by teaching them how to fund and manage their finances for their post-secondary education.”

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EDUCATION: RESPs, summer jobs can help One of the best ways parents can save for their children’s post-secondary education is through a registered education savings plan, which lets savings grow tax-deferred and earnings, when withdrawn for education purposes, are taxed at the student’s tax rate. Another source of funding is through available scholarships, bursaries and grants. Encouraging your child or children to get a summer of part-time job can help build additional funds and also help them gain valuable skills and experience. For those who are still facing a funding gap, a student line of credit can help ensure they have access to money to cover tuition, books and living expenses. “A student line of credit provides a more costeffective option than a loan or credit card as it offers a lower interest rate and more flexible repayment terms,” Beig said. “The key is to use it responsibly to avoid drawing down funds for expenses that aren’t really necessary.” No matter who is paying the bills, every student needs to create a budget and stick to it. The obvious costs of getting an education – tuition, books and supplies – are just the tip of the iceberg. There are a whole raft of other costs that should be itemized, such as residence or rent, insurance, electricity, gas, water, telephone, cable, Internet, clothing, food, transportation and personal items. Many students may think that there’s no room for any fun in a budget. But that’s not the case. They just have to budget for their entertainment and stick to it. Each year, thousands of students turn to government loans to help them. These loans often have certain advantages over other ways to borrow, such as bank loans and credit cards. For example, students don’t have to repay the loan as long as they are in school. Most student loan programs offer a grace period of several months after post-secondary studies end before repayments begin. And students don’t pay interest on the money they borrow until after they graduate, compared to a credit card, which can charge interest of more than 20 per cent a year or more. It’s important for students and parents to remember that government loans are meant to lend a helping hand, not to pay the entire cost of a post-secondary education. Many students get into financial trouble using credit cards. Students should never use a credit card to pay big bills such as tuition or housing. The best plan is to pay cash for most things, and if you do use a credit card, pay it off at the end of each month and avoid the high interest charges. If students do graduate with debt, Beig suggests they meet with a financial adviser to develop a debt management plan. They also should protect their credit rating by making their payments on time and paying at least the minimum amount, and pay down the debt as soon as possible, starting first with high-interest debt-like credit cards. 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

SHALE: Each region different Fracking has unleashed huge supplies of natural gas and oil from shales across the continent, but it also brings with it concerns over the safety of groundwater supplies near drilling sites. Each shale region is different, so what works in the Pennsylvania Marcellus or the North Dakota Bakken might have to be tweaked to adapt to the Green Point’s geologic quirks. Indeed, it’s hard to draw a direct comparison between the Green Point and other North American shales. For starters, it appears to be several times thicker and the rock has been jostled around by moving tectonic plates. “The shale is really broken up quite a bit and when a shale is broken like that, it can be very difficult to drill,” said Larry Boyd, director of geoscience at AJM Deloitte, the Calgary consulting firm that Shoal Point hired to evaluate its Green Point potential. It’s difficult, he said, “just to get a hole that will


A hot-air balloon flies over a container port in Qingdao in east China’s Shandong province Sunday. Asia-Pacific leaders focused their attention on rising concern over food security on Sunday, as they prepared to wrap up their annual summit with an agreement to slash tariffs on trade in environmental goods and a call to keep markets open even in hard times. stay together and won’t catch your tools and things like that.” “We’re really kind of pioneering something really brand new here.” The Green Point also extends into the offshore. So far, the wells have been drilled from land. In the future, it may be possible to tap the shale from platforms or barges in the shallow waters of Port au Port Bay. Shoal Point’s activity so far has been at the south edge of the formation, which stretches north along the coast well past Gros Morne National Park. The Toronto-based company, a small outfit with less than a dozen employees, is far and away the biggest landowner in the Green Point, having amassed more than 280,000 hectares across three blocks of land. Shoal Point been going it alone and has drilled two wells so far. The first one was actually directed at a deeper oil target and happened upon the oil-soaked shale in the process. The second was drilled last year into the Green Point shale itself, but successfully testing it has been slow-going. Shoal Point hopes that will happen next year, after which it aims to apply to the Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board for what’s known as a significant discovery licence. Shoal Point acknowledges it will take a player with much deeper pockets and technical expertise to fully develop its land and has been actively looking for a joint-venture partner to help. Langdon — who travels frequently between Newfoundland, the financial centre of Toronto and the energy centre of Calgary — was recently out West to meet with possible partners and set up a data room for them to pore over company information. “We think this play is big enough, has potential resources enough to attract the largest oil companies in the world,” said Langdon, a geologist by trade. “If this play was sitting in Texas or sitting in the western basin, there’d probably be people all over it, but that will happen in time. I think it’s potentially a fantastic resource. “It could be even of strategic importance —I think it’s potentially that big.” In some regards, Green Point has an edge over other shale zones. For one, it’s believed to contain high-quality light, sweet crude that sells at a premium price. There is also a deepwater port at Stephenville, not far from Shoal Point’s operations, from which the oil could be loaded onto tankers and shipped to any number of lucrative Atlantic markets. By contrast, Alberta oilsands crude and other landlocked North American sources have been fetching discounted prices due to a dearth of pipelines to coastal waters. Newfoundland is also no stranger to energy development, with oil currently flowing from the Hibernia, White Rose and Terra Nova developments off the island’s eastern shore. The area where Shoal Point would be drilling is sparsely populated and without much farmland. So as Langdon sees it, frack-

ing is likely to stir less opposition than in areas like Pennsylvania, New York State or the Quebec lowlands. The region has long suffered from high unemployment. In fact, scores of Newfoundlanders currently travel to western oilfields for work. “We would like to see that maybe reversed a little bit,” said Langdon. “If something like this becomes viable, we’ve got decades and decades of potential employment and production.” Though Boyd describes Green Point as a “world class resource,” he said “we’re a long way off to really see that it will work.” “But it is kind of exciting. A lot of successful plays start out this way with really a lot of unknowns and you’ve got to go out and drill and keep on drilling until you figure out how it works.”

FED: Opinion seems split “We are now well into the election campaign and it’s very clear from both sides that the economy and the role of the government in it is front and centre and you still have the Republicans who would basically like to fire Bernanke at the earliest opportunity,” said Cieszynski. “If you had a point where the U.S. was losing jobs, then the Fed might step in but it doesn’t have that urgency situation.” Cieszynsky noted out that opinion seems fairly split on what the Fed will do Thursday “and because of that we could see markets break in either direction depending on how the news goes when it comes out.” The TSX ended last week with a solid gain of 2.66 per cent in the wake of the European Central Bank’s announcement on Thursday that it would buy up government bonds in order to lower borrowing costs of some of the most vulnerable eurozone countries. The plan amounts to a commitment to buy unlimited amounts of short-term bonds from euro countries that request help. Ostensibly, the plan is meant to ease the financial pressures on Spain and Italy by giving them time to reduce debt and reform their economies. The ECB had been under pressure to take action after Spain and Italy became the latest countries forced to pay yields in the seven per cent range on their benchmark 10-year bonds in recent months, a level that raised worries that they could be forced to seek bailouts. The TSX resource sectors particularly benefited from the ECB announcement. It raised hopes that greater financial stability in Europe will help the region get out of its economic slump, hopefully hike demand for oil and metals and send shares prices higher on the resource-intensive TSX. Aside from the Fed meeting, it is a relatively light week for economic news. U.S. retail sales data for August will be released on Friday. And in Canada, traders will consider housing starts data for August on Tuesday and a report on manufacturing shipments for July on Friday.

CRTC watching Bell / Astral deal MONTREAL — A public hearing into Bell’s $3.4-billion acquisition of Astral Media will focus on how much of the English-language TV market the telecom giant will corner if the deal were to go through. The CRTC will examine the multibillion dollar transaction on Monday and hear from multimedia, telecom and radio companies, producers as well as film groups and consumer advocates — many of them against the deal. “The big question is what percentage of the viewing market will Bell end up with after this transaction is concluded,” said telecom consultant Mark Goldberg. “That’s the fundamental issue to be explored,” said Goldberg, of Toronto-area Mark Goldberg & Associates Inc. Bell’s parent company BCE said if the deal is approved it will own 33.5 per cent of the Englishlanguage market, under the 35 per cent threshold set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission for approval. However, not every

one agrees with the math put forward by BCE (TSX:BCE). Telecom competitor Telus Corp. (TSX:T) believes Bell would have too much control of English-language TV content and leave consumers with fewer choices and higher cable bills. Telus has argued that

the purchase of Montreal-based Astral, along with Bell’s part ownership in the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment TV assets, and its stake in joint venture assets, such as Teletoon, would give Bell 49.5 per cent share of the English-language television audience.

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Dean Brody accepts his Male Artist of the Year award at the Canadian Country Music Awards in Saskatoon, Sunday.

SASKATOON — Dean Brody, who sang about “Canadian Girls” looking sexy in their toques, choked back emotion Sunday as he was named male artist of the year at the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. It was a good night for Brody. He opened the show in Saskatoon with an enthusiastic performance of his hit single Canadian Girls before a crowd of more than 11,000 people and ended the night by winning album of the year for his record DIRT. The attention seemed to overwhelm the artist originally from Jaffray, B.C. “It’s kind of weird for me because I’m a pretty quiet person,” Brody said backstage. “I started this whole thing to be a songwriter. I actually moved to Nashville to be a songwriter and the whole artist thing just kind of evolved from being in Nashville and writing songs. Some people were like ‘Man, it doesn’t sound too bad when you sing. Maybe you should record ’em.”’ “One thing led to the next. So to be in the spotlight...I’m getting more used to it, but it’s always a little uncomfortable for me.” The first award of the night went to a woman familiar with winning. Carolyn Dawn Johnson was named female artist of the year — a title she’s won four previous times. Johnson said her heart was pounding. “I’m feeling very joyful right now and the kind of joyful that makes you want to cry. But anyway it doesn’t get old. I’ll say that,” she said, her voice cracking with emotion. Johnson, who has been writing and performing off and on since the 90s, said it’s hard to describe how she got to this point in her career. “I guess you just keep dreaming and you work hard,” she said backstage. “When I decided to do this I just went for it and worked my butt off and I still do. There’s never a slacker day.” Johnson was presented her award by American country music superstar Taylor Swift, who praised the nominees for fe-


Carolyn Dawn Johnson after winning the award for Female Artist of the Year. male artist of the year as inspirations for young girls. Swift was at the show to receive the generation award, a new award that celebrates those who have pushed country music forward to new audiences. “To country radio in Canada and to the music fans in Canada, you guys are the ones who chose to play my songs. You guys are the ones who chose to buy the albums and sell out the concerts,” Swift said in her acceptance speech. “And you’re the ones who make me feel so at home that I can’t wait to come back and see you every single time. Jason Blaine’s tribute to his grandparents’ love story captured hearts at the award show. The Pembroke, Ont., native won single of the year for his song They Don’t Make ’Em Like That Anymore. Kira Isabella won the rising star award. Scottish-born, Toronto-bred crooner Johnny Reid was the fans’ choice award. It was his fourth win in a row in that category. Husband and wife duo The Stellas won video of the year for In This House. For the second year in a row Hey Romeo was named group of the year.

Rock hits rock bottom, says singer BILLY TALENT SINGER BEN KOWALEWICZ SAYS ROCK MUSIC IS AT A LOW RIGHT NOW a little too left of centre for us?” Kowalewicz said of the song, which he compared to ’50s pop. Indeed, the Mississauga, Ont., band seems newly able to shrug off such moments of selfdoubt. While Billy Talent has long been a commercial success — each of the group’s last three albums has been certified multiplatinum in Canada — Kowalewicz noticed a skepticism among some listeners, who perhaps dismissed the band as another sludge-slinging radio act. He says Billy Talent has gradually won some of those people over. “I think perhaps there was a stigma that surrounded our band for a long time — and that’s kind of lifting,” he said. “People just see we want to write good songs. We try to be the best people we can be. We’re just

four normal dudes writing rock songs. “And I think people can see there’s an honesty and a realness behind the band. We don’t mean anybody any harm.... We’re definitely really fortunate. There’s not a day that goes by that we’re not even more appreciative.” Especially after a medical scare in February that forced drummer Aaron Solowoniuk to undergo open-heart surgery. While it was a success, Kowalewicz called the incident a “big uppercut.” After all, the members of Billy Talent have been playing together since high-school. They’ve been a band — and close friends — for almost 20 years. “We’ve just grown up together, right?” Kowalewicz said, praising the band’s internal harmony.”


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Billy Talent has flourished while others in the music industry have floundered these past few years, and singer Ben Kowalewicz has a theory as to why that is. There simply aren’t that many good rock bands at the moment, he says. “Rock music is at a low right now, you know what I mean?” Kowalewicz said in a recent interview from Belgium. “I kind of feel like we’re in the late ’80s, early ’90s, where it was the same thing... And all of a sudden, you have bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine and Tool and Offspring and Green Day and the Beastie Boys, all this stuff, and it was this tidal wave that just destroyed everything that was going on. “I feel like there’s something that’s going to happen musically that’s going to rival that. There’s going to be this huge resurgence and people going to see rock ’n’ roll shows and feeling that connection.” In the meantime, Kowalewicz and co. are happy to keep giving fans their fix of adrenalized aggression, the latest dose coming in the form of the band’s fifth studio album, Dead Silence. Produced by the band’s guitarist and lead songwriter Ian D’Sa, the record features the sort of breathless intensity that’s become its calling card. But as they logged long hours in the studio, the quartet pushed one another further and further — to the point where Kowalewicz said he managed to raise his voice higher than ever before. “Ian’s the main songwriter of the band and he came up with all these ideas, and it just happened that the melo-

dies ... were definitely in a higher register,” he said. “We worked pretty closely together, so if there’s something that’s absolutely unattainable — like Sebastian Bach style — then I tell him I can’t do it.” Some of the album’s righteous rage was inspired by what Kowalewicz describes as increasingly dire political and environmental circumstances that people seem to be working harder than ever to ignore, hence the rallying cry pervasive in songs like Man Alive! While most of the record is powered by the pummelling, pile-driving riffs the band is known for, there are diversions — most notably, the mannered, tuneful lovesick pop of Stand Up and Run. “I was like, is this a little too weird? Is this






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Organizations encourage lighting candle for World Suicide Prevention Day


ORGANIZATIONS MAKING ADVANCES TO PREVENT SUICIDES, ASKING TO LIGHT A CANDLE TONIGHT AT 8 P.M. TO SHOW SUPPORT Dear Annie: On September 10th, tion Day. We hope they will light people throughout the world will a candle near a window (although be observing World Suicide Preven- please not near flammable drapes tion Day, an annual event co-spon- or blinds) and remember those who sored by the International Associa- have died. We also hope those in tion for Suicide Prevention (IASP) need will check your website. and the World Health Organization Dear Annie: I have been invited (WHO). to the wedding of my coSuicide is one of worker’s daughter, whom the leading causes of I have never met. My codeath in the world. worker has made it quite Approximately one clear that he is expecting us million people worldto attend. At his first daughwide die by suicide ter’s wedding, he invited each year. This cor20 co-workers and only one responds to one every showed up. He was very up40 seconds. The numset. ber of lives lost each Am I obligated to attend year through suicide his daughter’s wedding? — exceeds the number RSVP of deaths due to hoDear RSVP: You are MITCHELL micide and war comnot obligated to attend, albined. These figures though you might want to & SUGAR do not include suiweigh that choice against cide attempts, which Monday’s reaction at the may be up to 20 times office. While we don’t care the number of deaths. for co-workers who presThe economic costs associated sure others to attend their personal with self-inflicted death or injuries events, consider whether he wants are estimated to be in the billions your presence or your presents. If of dollars a year. The psychological you would feel more comfortable, and social impact of suicide on the send a small gift with your regrets. family and community is staggering. Dear Annie: I was in a similar There is good news, though. Or- situation as “In the Middle.” My ganizations across the globe such grandmother also made me feel as ours are making advances in second best, and I often received suicide prevention research, un- gifts that were not age appropriate. derstanding and outreach. Despite Your suggestion that Mom stay out the complexity of this phenomenon, of it and let the now-adult grandsuicide can be prevented. There daughter thank Grandma for any are many crisis centers through- gifts and share what she chooses out the world that offer support by is sound advice. That is what my phone, email, forums and chat. mother and I have been doing. Suicide prevention organizaI would like to mention another tions, locally and across the world, possibility. Perhaps the grandmothare joining IASP in encouraging er’s upbringing and culture could people to “light a candle near be playing a part in her behavior a window at 8:00 p.m.” on World toward the granddaughter, since it Suicide Prevention Day -- Monday, did in my case. In some cultures, Sept. 10 -- to show support for sui- the older generation is still having cide prevention, to remember a lost a difficult time making the transiloved one and for the survivors of tion from their traditional ideas. In suicide. realizing this, I have become more Please ask your readers for their understanding about my grandkind support in lighting a candle mother’s behavior and react with and, if they are in distress, to call more compassion. She’s trying her a helpline or crisis center. This best. — Been There, Too information can be found on our Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy website at Thank Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime you. — Lanny Berman, Ph.D., ABPP, editors of the Ann Landers column. President, International Association Please email your questions to anfor Suicide Prevention, or write to: Dear Dr. Berman: We appreciate Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndithe opportunity to tell our read- cate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, ers about World Suicide Preven- CA 90254.


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Tough and sexy mix with new line from Bono BY JOCELYN NOVECK THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — One doesn’t usually think of a harsh military green as a colour that will come off well on the fashion runway. But at Edun, the label founded by U2 rocker Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, the colour is used by designer Sharon Wauchob to embody toughness. Along with designs like a camouflage print, cargo pants, and utility vests, it’s part of a protective “outer layer” that envelops softer, sexier items in fabrics like silk and chiffon. “That’s the duality of the Edun girl — soft but edgy,” Hewson told the Associated Press after the show. “This time, we wanted to take the intimacy of the bedroom out to the street. So for example you have cargo pants — but in silk.” Also seen frequently in Edun’s Spring/

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may be asked to mediate between opposing perspectives. A diplomatic approach is imperative, especially if you’re inclined to favor one side Monday, September 10 over the other. Put your personal feelings to CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Ry- the side and hear them out. an Phillipe, 38; Amy Irving, 59; Joe Perry, 62 GEMINI (May 21-June 20): An unusual THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The Sun meets shyness comes over you. You Mercury in the sky today. These have everything to feel confident two often get together to bring about, but you’re right to considclarity to ideas and provide a er restraint in your current situapeak to communications. The tion. The time to let it hang out Moon in Cancer is involved in will come later. For now, even the Uranus-Pluto square. This when there’s doubt, be reserved all suggests that the hard quesand professional. tions are bolstered by the healCANCER (June 21-July 22): ing power of the Sun. It will be a You can’t control every facet of great day, enjoy! your experience, nor would you HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Your want to. The best things in life friendships are an area of inare often the most surprising. tense exchanges and important You have given your effort, but honesty which will move you to NADIYA there are too many variables. be a stronger version of yourself. The unmanageable aspects will SHAH Conversations light your fire and work out to your overall advangive you passion for your future. tage. It will be a great year, enjoy! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Our ARIES (March 21-April 19): emotional responses are largely Vulnerability is beautiful because it is honest. set at an age before we truly had conscious The person you wish understood you may not choices. As adults, we can decide how to be able to at this time. Share with someone react but changing those patterns isn’t as you know is receptive. It will prepare you for simple as we hope. There’s work to do. It more open interactions. starts by being diligent about your desire for a



Summer 2013 preview Saturday, held in a cavernous space next to a huge post office on Manhattan’s west side, were crochet patterns, meant to reflect urban grids. Hewson said the crochet items were among her favourites for a special reason. “They’re done by the ’crochet sisters’ — an order of nuns in Kenya that we’ve been working with for four seasons,” she explained. Edun was founded in 2005 by Bono and Hewson to promote change through a trading relationship with Africa. Of the 39 outfits displayed in the current collection, 18 included garments that will be produced in Africa or made from fabrics sourced there. As befitting a label headed by a celebrity couple, the Edun shows are big draws for fellow celebs, often musicians. On Saturday, singer Alicia Keys was on hand, as well as R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe. Also there: actress Gina Gershon, and actor/singer Reeve Carney.

different response. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): We can be quick to show our appreciation when someone is generous, but it’s harder to say thank you to those who we associate with hurt. You’re now seeing that the pain you felt was actually a gift that led to needed change. Be grateful for all you’ve been through. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): We have the ability to manifest great things. However, the greatest things come about when we are listening for the direction being pointed out to us. You have fought to have a set of circumstances go as specified. To go further, you will have to loosen your grip. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You expect the best but others may not be able to live up to your standards, nor should they. We each have our own capabilities and barometer on which we can rise. Delegate with greater awareness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): If there are any hidden doubts, they’re about to be drawn to the surface. You need to see them in the clear light of day to make better choices than you have. Acknowledge what hasn’t been working for a while now. Honesty is

empowering. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You meant every word when you said it, but now, new information has come in. It may be difficult to change your position, but it can be done. By showing yourself as reasonable and thoughtful, you demonstrate a deeper strength. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Some consider success, material possessions, adventures, or a million other things as their highest priority. Your main concerns are shifting. What once mattered is now less important. You’re getting to a more genuine appreciation. This is most encouraging. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Release expectations of where you should be at this point in your life. The truth is, you’re exactly where you need to be for your learning and growth. Look for the hidden opportunity to be better. 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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F/T or P/T Housekeeping and servers with experience in serving seniors. Must be flexible, work within a team environment, take initiative and work without supervision. Must be available to work weekend. We offer a competitive salary. Fax: 403-341-5613 Attention: ARAMARK e-mail: margery_becker@

A FULL TIME PAINTER REQUIRED Painting exp. necessary. Must have vehicle. Must be task orientated, self motivated & reliable. Phone 403-596-1829

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RAMADA INN & SUITES req’s. ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Also BREAKFAST ROOM ATTENDANTS, early morning shifts, flexibility req’d. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433


Taking applications for f/t or p/t DISHWASHER. Apply in person AFTER 2 p.m. 7101 Gaetz Ave. Red Deer


Sales & Distributors

1511018 Alberta Ltd. O/A Micabella Cosmetics & Oro Gold Cosmetics req’s sales people F/T, P/T for women’s makeup & Oro Gold Cosmetics in Red Deer Malls $15/hr. Shift. SALES ASSOCIATES WIRELESSWAVE, Tbooth & Wireless etc... are hiring outgoing & sales driven reps. Base + excellent commission! Apply today:






Send resumes to Box 5324 Lacombe, Alberta T4L 1X1; apply by email at Abel.Corporation@ or by fax to (403) 782-2729

TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.

Carpenters and carpenters helpers and labourers needed with concrete experience, to start immediately. Email resume to lorieengbrecht@gmail. com or to hengbrecht@


Andy’s Oilfield Hauling Ltd. in Blackfalds requires:


Competitive wages, benefits and scheduled days off. tickets and experience an asset. Please forward applications by e-mail to accounting@ or fax (403) 885-4931 Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

ELECTRICAL COMPANY Looking for Apprentices for commercial construction or industrial maintenance. Please fax resume to 403-346-6334 or email: mooremaintenance Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

EXP’’D drywall tradesmen & laborers req’d, Phone 403-348-8640



Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilfield equipment for international clients, within our 7 shops and 10 acres of land in Innisfail, AB

Continuous learning and growth is our goal for every employee! If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking

JOURNEYMAN WELDERS Day and Night shifts available Competitive starting wages

These are full-time permanent shop positions with benefits packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance programs. Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796,

or Email to

Service Electricians FOR LOCAL WORK

Resumes to: Fax: 403-347-1866 Or Email: No Phone Calls CLASS 1 Driver Clearwater,AB Competition #BU12-0106 BURNCO is currently recruiting for a seasonal full time Class 1 Truck Driver for the Clearwater, AB area. This fulltime position offers a competitive wage and an excellent benefit package. This position will require travel throughout Alberta with some overnight trips to deliver products to the BURNCO Landscape Centers. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a Class 1 Driver’s License with air brake endorsement and a clean driving abstract. Preference will be given to candidates with previous Super B Truck and side/end dump trailer experience. You are energetic, highly motivated and possess strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. Knowledge of industry is an asset. Please submit your resume and driver’s abstract on or before September 14, 2012 to: BURNCO Rock Products Ltd Fax: (403) 440-3454 Attn: Human Resources E-mail: careers@burnco. com FARM SUPERVISOR Needed for Roneamar Farms Ltd. $16-$18/hourly. 40 hrs per wk. Send resume to NEIL RONALD R R 3 Ponoka Ab T4J 1R3 Apply by email Roneamar.Farms@ emailcanada,net. or fax 403-784-2826


REQ’D IMMEDIATELY Busy insulating company in Red Deer requires laborers. Must have valid drivers license, H2S & PPE. Starting wage $17/hr. Benefits after 3 months. Fax resume to: 403-227-6936 ROCKY RIDGE BUILDERS INC. is currently seeking mature individuals for modular horse barn manufacturing. Carpentry exp. an asset. Must have drivers license and transportation. 10 hrs/day, 5 days/week. 15 minutes south of Sylvan Lake. Fax resume to 403-728-3106 or call 403-373-3419


Truckers/ Drivers

Busy Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or Wanted for local Alberta position. Part Time and/or Full Time. Must have clean Class 1 and live close to Lacombe. Cattle exp. required. Call 403-782-4804 or fax resume to: 403-782-4814.

Class 3 Commercial Driver. United Rentals is looking for a Class 3

FRONT COUNTER PARTS PERSON We are a construction/trucking company looking for an experienced

Commercial Driver

to deliver and pick up construction equipment in Central AB. Qualified candidates must have a clean & valid Class 3 License w/air brake endorsement. Competitive wages and Benefits. Send resumes to Rob at or fax to 403-343-1087

full-time permanent parts person to join our parts desk in our Rocky Mountain House location. - 4 days on / 4 off schedule - Competitive industry wages - Benefit package - Modern fully equipped facility

STEEL MAGNOL INC o/a: All in One, Pinook Hire Sales Clerks 2 locations at Parkland Mall Red Deer, AB Ability to sales. English. Perm, F/Time, Shifts, Weekends Wage-$14.60 per/h E-mail:

CLASS 1 DRIVER , end dump experience pref., but not necessary. Local work, home every night Fax resume 403-314-9990 or email

CLASS 1 drivers req’d to pull flat deck, exc. wages, safety bonuses, benefits. We run the 4 western provinces. Please contact 1-877-787-2501 for more info or fax resume and abstract to 403-784-2330 CLASS 3 WATER HAULER needed. Only those with Drilling Rig Water Hauling experience need apply. Need H2S & First Aid tickets.TOP WAGES PAID Fax clean drivers abstract and resume between the hours of 9 am to 6 pm to: 403-746-3523 or call 403-304-7179 DRIVER with clean Class 1 or Class 2 motor coach experience preferred Fax resume to 347-4999 or email to: You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!

SNOW plow drivers(2) req’d for winter season based out of Lacombe, exc. wages. Must have Class 3 w/air. Call Toll Free 1-877-787-2501 Mon. - Fri. 9 am. - 5 pm. only or fax resume to: 403-784-2330 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

WANTED Class 1 drivers with propane, butane, LPG mix in Central AB. Must have all tickets Fax resume to 403-887-6110 or Call Dennis at 403-588-5836

Please reference # CD-CP001


required for fuel hauling FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE We offer competitive hourly rates, uniforms, full company benefits, clean modern fleet and on-thejob continuous training. Successful candidates must take a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. Qualified individuals only. Drop off resume and abstract in person or fax to:

403-346-2132 8009 Edgar Industrial Place


Daily, the Red Deer Advocate publishes advertisements from companies, corporations and associations across Canada seeking personnel for long term placements.

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED CLEARVIEW For early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate by 6:30 a.m. Mon. through Fri., + 8 a.m. on Saturday. Reliable vehicle needed. For more info

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info


ADULT & YOUTH CARRIER NEEDED Wanted for delivery of Flyers, Express & Sunday Life in Mustang Acres Galbraith St. & Gray Dr. Normandeau


Oriole Park West O’brien Crsc. & Oxley Close Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in DEER PARK Doran Crsc. Doan Ave. area ALSO Dixon Crsc. area ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info

ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life in CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREA. Good for an adult with a small car.

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

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


EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 403-598-3049



587-877-7399 10am- 2am

ANYTHING CONCRETE 403-872-2765 or 506-2150

Black Cat Concrete Fencing

Sidewalks, driveways, garages, patios, bsmts. RV pads. Dean 403-505-2542

BLACK PEARL CONCRETE Garage/RV pads, driveways, patios, bsmt. Dave 352-7285 BRIAN’S DRYWALL Framing, drywall, taping, textured & t-bar ceilings, 36 yrs exp. Ref’s. 392-1980


Kitchen renovations Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 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



10% OFF FOR SENIORS 403-391-2169


P.W. FENCING 403-598-9961



TIM LLOYD. WETT certified. Inspections, installs, chimney sweeps & service 403-340-0513

Handyman Services


BUSY B’S HANDYMAN SERVICES LTD. We do fencing, decks, reno’s landscape and more. Give us a buzz @ 403-598-3857 Free quotes. WCB, insured. F & J Renovations. We do it all. Good rates and references available so call John at 403-307-3001


TIRED of waiting? Call Renovation Rick, Jack of all trades. Handier than 9 men. 587-876-4396 or 587-272-1999

Massage Therapy


* NEW * Executive Touch. Relaxation massage for men. 5003A - Ross St. 403-348-5650 Gentle Touch Massage 4919 50 St. New rear entry, lots of parking 403-341-4445 MASSAGE ABOVE ALL WALK-INS WELCOME 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161


Feeling overwhelmed? Hard work day? Come in and let us pamper you. Pampering at its best. #7 7464 Gaetz Ave.(rear entrance if necessary) In/Out Calls to Hotels 403-986-6686

Misc. Services



Property clean up 340-8666 FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629 Scrap Vehicle Disposal Service (403)302-1848


Send your resume today! Email: Fax: (403) 250-7801 260359I7-20

IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346

Painters/ Decorators


ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for help on small reno’s or jobs, such as, new bathroom sink, toilets or trimming small trees. Call James 403- 341-061 HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee. Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in EASTVIEW 82 Advocate $430/month $5165/year WEST LAKE 77 Advocate $404/month $4851/year MOUNTVIEW 71 Advocate $372/month $4473/year GRANDVIEW 69 Advocate $362/month $4347/year Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for Morning Newspaper delivery in the Town of Blackfalds Earn $ for 1--1/2 hrs. per day 6 days a week. Must have a reliable vehicle . Please contact Rick at 403-314-4303


NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $11/hr. Call Rich or Paul 403-346-6934

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IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply in person with resume at: Reg Cox Feed M i x e r s . S o u t h o f U FA Burnt Lake Indust. Park, Phone 403-340-2221 or fax 403-341-5622

Classified. It’s the resource you can count on to sell a myriad of merchandise items because our columns compel qualified buyers to call.



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

Seniors’ Services


Business Opportunities


Classified. It’s the easy-to-access, information-packed marketplace visited regularly — by all kinds of consumers.

The ideal candidate will have a history of safedriving, and seek a long-term and rewarding career.



Misc. Services

ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in

Buy it.

Northwest Tank Lines seeks quali¿ed truck drivers with at least three years’ experience in tank truck driving, heavy oil-¿eld hauling, or a related ¿eld.

Call Classifieds 403-309-3300 Handyman Services

Call Rick at 403-314-4303




IS looking to fill the following positions in the: HINTON AND FOX CREEK LOCATION * Oilfield Construction Supervisors * Oilfield Construction Lead Hands Alberta Government * Stainless and Carbon Funded Programs Welders Student Funding Available! * B-Pressure Welders * Pipefitters • GED Preparation * Experienced Pipeline Equipment Operators Morning, Afternoon And * Experienced oilfield Evening P/T Classes labourers * Industrial Painters Academic Express * 7-30 tonne Picker Truck Adult Education & Training Operator with Class 1 H2S Alive ( Enform), 340-1930 St. John (Red Cross) standard first aid) & in-house drug and alcohol tests are required. Please submit resume to CARRIERS or REQUIRED Fax to 780-865-5829 Quote job #62703 to deliver the on resume

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Misc. Help

Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more info ADULT UPGRADING






Fax resume to Human Resources 403-845-5370 Or E-mail:

Misc. Help

Start your career! See Help Wanted


Truckers/ Drivers

Good computer skills an asset.

Req’d immediately Will consider training a professional, experienced driver. Ph.1-877-463-9664 or email resume to info@capilano

NEED experienced Class 1 drivers for short and long haul. Runs AB., SASK, Manitoba & BC Please call PROMAX TRANSPORT at 227-2712 or fax resume w/abstract 403-227-2743

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



Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.



MEGA CRANES is looking for a ticketed crane and boom truck operator. Must have Class 1. Good wages, benefits, 10% holiday pay, RRSP’s, and most evenings and weekends off. Fax resume to 885-4269 or email


Central AB based trucking company reqires


SOAP STORIES is seeking Retail Sales Supervisor for our Parkland Mall location, Red Deer. $17.40/hr. Email resume:

to maintain and repair construction tools and equipment. Applicants must have 3-5 years exp, High School Diploma and valid drivers license. Competitive wages and benefits. Email Rob at or fax to 403-343-1087



Energetic career minded with lots of people skills, , advance with a growing company. Apply with resume to: Brad, Gen Mgr. 403-304-5241

Truckers/ Drivers


Winch Truck, JM & Apprentice Bed Truck Drivers * Commercial Electricians & Picker Operators * JM & Apprentice Woodworking machine

operators $17.00- $21.50 hourly - 40 hrs. per wk. Furniture manufacturing labourers $13.95 - $17. hourly - 40 hrs. per wk. Cabinetmakers $18.50$22.50 hourly - $40.00 hrs. per wk.



HEAVY EQUIPMENT SERVICE TECHNICIAN. United Rentals is looking for a

ABEL CORPORATION is looking for candidates for the following positions:

Full-time experienced * Chinese chef required. Must have at least one year’s experience or * equivalent education. Will be paid $13.10 per hour for qualified applicant. Please apply in person to Eric in the kitchen at Jackpot Casino located at 4705 50th Street. Do not come between 12-2pm and 5-7pm. ORMIT ENTERPRISES LTD o/a A&W Village, 58 6320 50 Ave. Red Deer, AB T4N 4C6. 403-346-6100 Needs F/T Food Service Supervisor. Shift work, must be flexible. $13.50/hr. Please apply in person or email:





Restaurant/ Hotel

RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 D3


Misc. Help


ANDERS AREA: Andrews Close Ardell Close/ Allan St. Asmundsen Ave/ Arb Close Aikman Close/ Allan St. BOWER AREA Boyce St. Bell St./Byer Close INGLEWOOD AREA: Issard Close SUNNYBROOK AREA: Savoy Cres. / Sydney Close Springfield Ave. VANIER AREA: Viscount Dr./ Violet Place Valentines Crsc./ Vandorp St. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 CUSTOMER SERVICE A locally owned industrial supply company is looking for an energetic person for inside sales. E-mail resume to mark@ TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it. Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

Misc. Help


PART Time Dock Staff We have immediate openings for part time dock staff working afternoons. If you have warehouse experience and looking to work with a major freight forwarder, send your resume to or call 905-564-1803. Total Personnel Solutions.

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

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for The Town of Olds No collectins! Packages come ready for delivery!

RAVEN TRUCK ACCESSORIES Has an opening for an INSTALLER POSITION, must be self-motivated, have strong leadership skills & be mechanically inclined. Fax 403-343-8864 or apply in person with resume to 4961-78th Street, Red Deer SUNTERRA MEATS in Trochu is looking for a Millwright Helper and an Apprentice Electrician that has a minimum of his second year of school completed. Successful candidates need to be reliable, dedicated, hard working mechanically minded individuals who excel in a team environment. Wages to commensurate with experience. Benefits after 4 months. For more information, contact David Guay at 403-442-4202 or e-mail to dave.guay@

Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ P/T POSITION IDEAL For SEMI RETIRED or RETIRED PERSON 1 - 3 days /wk. must have current criminal record check. Must be able to do considerable walking and some lifting. Qualifications: cash handling/sales exp., organized and exc. math and computer skills, immediate start. To arrange interview call 1-800-387-8223 ext. 644 Fax: 1-888-434-5122 email:

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PARKLAND Regional Library in Lacombe is looking for a driver to deliver materials to Central Alberta Libraries. Mon- Fri. shifts with a rotating schedule. Good driving record. Send resume to or fax to 403-782-4650


Required to organize our annual campaign WESCLEAN - Red Deer SHIPPER/ RECEIVER / inside sales req’d. . Competitive wages, full benefitsi, forkilft exp. preferred. Dangerous goods exp. preferred. Familiar with shipping/ receiving procedures. Able to lift 30-60 lbs. , Basic computer skills an asset. . Must have a good persionality and easy to work with . Drop resume off at # 7, 7973 49 AVE. or email to: or fax to 403-347-8803

Employment Training

Please email or fax resume & cover letter Attn: Shawna Fax: 342-5892 OR



JOIN THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM Today! This project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Skills Link Program.



Combines & Headers


860 MASSEY COMBINE Call 403-502-1091



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Industrial Property

FOR SALE OR LEASE 4200 SQ.FT. heated bay, has two 14x14 overhead doors w/elec lift . radiant heat, Johnstone indus. Park, avail. Oct. 1, call Armand at 403-350-9953


Cottages/Resort Property


Cottage/ Seasonal

2 BEDROOM CABIN AT PINE LAKE. $1200/mo. 403-346-7462


2002 JEEP Grand Cherokee REDUCED! Laredo. New tires, rotors, LAKE FRONT PROPERTY mechanically sound, exc. -†2300 sqft home on 10 acres shape. $4500 obo 403-302-1732 $449,000. 10 min from Ponoka. Fishing, swimming & boating at your back door. See #47984.† Trucks MLS C3526876. Call 403-519-6773† Email:







Garden Supplies


CEMENT lawn ornaments $45-$100 403-314-9125 COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE 6’-15’ digging and planting. J/V Tree Farm. 403-350-6439.


FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390


Houses/ Duplexes

1178 SQ.FT 3 bdrm. main floor of house, w/dble. att. heated garage, Lacombe, Nov. 1st, n/s, $1000/mo. + % utils. 403-782-2007 5 BDRM. house w/lrg garage in quiet cres in Sylvan Lake. $2000/mo. available after Sept 15th. 403-864-3326

2 PC. oak china cabinet $125; glass top metal computer table $50; 4 tier glass/brass plant stand $10; 3 shelf brass corner shelf $5 403-347-8159


CLOCK radio, Sony fm/am/3cd undercounter, new $100 403-314-2026

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26 8 tracks, 26 cassettes, 27 LP’s, country western, must take all $80; custom made ice pick $50; tail gate protector and cargo organizer for Ford Ranger Club cab both $40; meat tub 18” x 22” x 10 1/2” deep, like new $20 403-314-2026





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Manufactured Homes


Newly Reno’d Mobile FREE Shaw Cable + more $899/month Lana 403-550-8777



FULLY SERVICED res & duplex lots in Lacombe. Builders terms or owner will J.V. with investors or subtrades who wish to become 2004 FORD E-250 Sign. home builders. Great returns. Call 403-588-8820 Series handi-van, 58,680 kms 348-8788 AS & Import SYLVAN LAKE big lot, nice location, well priced. 403-896-3553


Mason Martin Homes has


wheels CLASSIFICATIONS 5000-5300

Antique &

8 Brand New Homes Classic Autos starting at $179,900


OPEN HOUSE Sept 15 &16 , 11-4 4206-48 Ave Ponoka Completely Reno’d 1232 sq ft. 3-bdrm, 1.5 bath, bilevel w/dble detached garage. Bsmt dev. as 2 bdrm, 1 bath suite w/ private entrance. Many upgrades. $284,900 403-783- 4866 or 778-214-0166



VERY reliable with Low Km’s 1996 Chrysler Concorde LX- Loaded, Only 147 000 Km’s!!! Everything still works inside, New windshield, New Alpine Bluetooth, CD receiver, Lots of room and very comfortable to drive Never had an engine issue Priced at: $3000 Please call: 403.615.6442

4090 4110

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY by reserved auction, 3.1 acres, with 13, 000 sq ft building. Starting bid only $100,000.00 e-mail or call Cor at 780-918-6715.

2 BDRM. at 5910 55 Ave. NEW material, assorted for over 40 couple, heat & water incl. $850/mo, $800 s.d. lengths $1-$8; new zippers Are you between the 75 cents; toaster $5; steam Security cameras & outer Ages of 16-30 years iron $5; 2 flower pots w/ma- door locks 403-341-4627 Unemployed crame hanger $20; 12 pc. Not attending school set of dishwasher safe Manufactured F a c i n g e m p l o y m e n t dishes $75 403-314-9125 barriers that interfere Homes with achieving your PANSONIC 47” , REAR potential and personal PROJECTION TV, $80; JVC 5.1 surround receivindependence R e a d y, w i l l i n g a n d er, $30; new white size 9 committed to making ladies figure slates, $20; new 6 quart chafing dish positive life changes L o o k i n g t o i m p r o v e w/fuel, $80 new, asking your Life/employability $35; 403-346-0204 with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted skills WHEEL BARROW as new A Canadian citizen $40; thermal door windows Have NOT received Employment Insurance $20/ea, 28’ deck railing Benefits in the last 3 $120; 403-728-2383 years. WHITE porcelain bathroom Only with Intro pedestal sink, new in box, If any of the above apply includes faucets $100; please contact us $ white bathroom wall cabi/month lot Rent incl. Cable for more info at: net $20; white tubular over The Red Deer Youth & toilet shelf $10; 3 carpet Volunteer Centre cleaners $15/ea., Bissell Email: upright carpet cleaner 254509H1 or $40 403-746-5123 (403) 342-6500 or (403) 342-7521


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2007 Buick Lucerne, 80,963 km, auto, white, gas. Great cond., new tires, loaded, V8, On Star. $18,000. 403-742-3465.

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MANUAL treadmill, ab rail, new in box, sit on (works arms/legs), ab rocker, all for $50 403-746-5123 PING PONG table, new, never used, still in original box, $150. Phone 403-340-1640 or 403-391-6619. RH compound bow 80 LB. complete, case, target, tree stand, $385. 403-986-5238

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UTILITY trailer 4’ x 6’ w/ lights, $130 403-728-2383

Tires, Parts Acces.


4 WINTER tires/rims BF Goodrich 2657OR17”, rims XB Hoss, used 3 mo. $975 403-729-7456

Auto Wreckers


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


A1 RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. AMVIC approved. 403-396-7519 REMOVAL of unwanted cars, may pay cash for complete cars. 304-7585

1998 HONDA Civic loaded WANTED FREE REMOVAL blue clean 403-318-3040 of unwanted cars and 1997 NEON, 5 spd., 2 dr. trucks, also wanted to clean, red, 403-352-6995 buy lead batteries, call 403-396-8629 1996 FORD Contour mechanics special $150 403-746-5123


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This is a 6 month project Dogs providing youth / young adults with an opportunity AUSTRALIAN Shepherd to enhance personal pups, mini. & toy blue merles, growth, learn life skills $250-$500. 1st shots, and employability skills de-wormed. 780-372-2387 through classroom activity and work experience. GOLDEN RETRIEVER pups, Eligible participants will 1 M. Ready to go, 1st. shots. receive minimum wage Vet checked. Born May 13. while attending this project 403-773-2240 or 304-5104 and some childcare P. B. Pomeranian puppies, costs and transportation 2 M 2 F , sire and dame on may also be available. sight, $500, 780-372-4367 The Program Start Date September 17, 2012

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2006 HONDA VGX 1300 cc, w/only 2100 kms., paid $13,199, + $2694 of accessories, total price was $17,230. metallic red, orig. bill of sale & access. bill avail. Bike always shedded and covered, mint cond., asking $8000. Phone 403-391-2176

COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION Red Deer 5th Annual Fall Finale Westerner Park Indoors Sept 21 & 22 Consign your vehicle today 1995 OKANAGAN 24.5 ft 5th wheel AC, new tires, 403-396-0304. asking $6900.00. 4 burner stove, tub/shower, in very good shape. 403-980-1498

PRICE REDUCED, ONE OF A KIND 4 yr old Conquest Modular Home. Exceptional Lot in Silver Lynx Adult living Park, Very Quiet. Well maint. Fenced community. House 1650 sq. ft. 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Office 200 sq. ft. 2 car Garage 2010 FORD FOCUS SEL, 624 sq. ft. Under office fully loaded, $14,000 Storage Drawers. Every option 403-505-9382 from A/C to Air hot tub. Jim @ 403-438-0172 Olds

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


2008 YAMAHA YZ85 great shape $2500 son grew out of it, 403-845-0442

Holiday Trailers

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2 BDRM. well cared for condo, North of river. Upgraded w/ hardwood floors, 4 appl., avail. Oct. 1 $875 rent & s.d. 403-356-1170

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Aftershocks hinder rescue in China earthquake BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Survivors of a series of earthquakes that killed 81 people and injured more than 800 in a mountainous area of southwestern China were desperately waiting for more aid to arrive Sunday as jolting aftershocks kept fears high and hindered rescue efforts. The latest victim was a 2-year-old child who was hit by a falling wall as an aftershock struck Saturday night, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported. The first earthquakes struck Friday in a region of small farms and mines near the border between Guizhou and Yunnan provinces, where some of China’s poorest people live. They toppled thousands of homes and sent boulders cascading across roads, and authorities evacuated more than 200,000 villagers. The area was still being jolted by aftershocks Sunday, raising fears of more injuries and fatalities. Footage from China Central Television showed rescuers and sniffer dogs running past steep slopes because of the risk of fist-sized stones tumbling down. It also showed an ambulance stuck in stones and debris. Almost all of the 110,000 people who live in Yiliang county’s Jiaokui town, about 3 kilometres (2 miles) from the epicenter of one of the earthquakes, had evacuated, but many had no shelter and were waiting for supplies, a town official said by telephone. “They are living in the open air

now,” said the official, who gave only his surname, Xiao. “We are in dire need of tents and quilts. We only received 2,200 tents. Many people have no quilts and are not living in tents.” A resident of Luozehe town, close to where the quakes struck, said he and others were evacuated to a more central area of the county. “It’s quite hot here, there isn’t enough drinking water or tents,” said Wu Xuehong, who described seeing dead livestock after farm buildings collapsed. More than 11,000 tents, 8,500 quilts, 6,000 coats and other supplies including bottled water and rice have been delivered to Yiliang and more are on the way, Xinhua said, citing the rescue headquarters. The first magnitude-5.6 quake struck just before 11:30 a.m. Friday and was followed by an equally strong quake shortly after noon. Though of moderate strength, the quakes were shallow. Such quakes often cause more damage than deeper ones. As of noon Sunday, there had been 279 aftershocks, said Zhang Junwei, spokesman of Yunnan’s seismological bureau. Xinhua quoted Zhou Guangfu, deputy chief of the county’s education bureau, as saying that three students were among those who died. He said more than 300 high schools and primary schools were damaged and the education bureau would inspect schools before allowing classes to continue. In 2008, a massive 7.9-magnitude quake in Sichuan province, just north of Yunnan, left 90,000 dead or missing, including thousands of students.


Zhu Yinquan, a teacher, left, tries to comfort a woman who lost her seven-yearold daughter at a school in Friday’s earthquake in Yiliang county in southwest China’s Yunnan province, Sunday. Survivors of two earthquakes that killed 80 people in a mountainous area of southwest China are desperately waiting for more aid to arrive as jolting aftershocks keep fears high and hinder rescue efforts.

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In this Saturday photo, Free Syrian Army soldiers shoot their weapons towards Syrian Army positions in the Izaa district of Aleppo, Syria. Syrian activists say President Bashar Assad’s regime pounded Aleppo with warplanes and artillery shelling Saturday as ground forces seeking to regain momentum in the country’s largest city advanced on three neighborhoods.


SYRIA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMMAN, Jordan — A car bomb ripped through Syria’s largest city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 17 people and wounding 40 in one of the main battlegrounds of the country’s civil war, state-run media said. Al-Qaida-style bombings have become increasing-

ly common in Syria, and Western officials say there is little doubt that Islamist extremists, some associated with the terror network, have made inroads in the country as instability has spread. But the main fighting force looking to oust President Bashar Assad is the Free Syrian Army, a group made up largely of defected Syrian soldiers. Sunday’s blast came hours after a Jordanian militant leader linked to al-Qaida warned that his extremist group will launch “deadly attacks” to help the rebels in Syria topple Assad. In a speech delivered to a crowd of nearly 200 fol-

lowers protesting outside the prime minister’s office in Amman, Mohammad al-Shalabi, better known as Abu Sayyaf, told Assad that “our fighters are coming to get you.” The warning fueled concern that Syria’s civil war is providing a new forum for foreign jihadists, who fought alongside Iraqi Sunni insurgents after the 2003 invasion of Iraq and are sending fighters to help the Taliban in Afghanistan. A Jordan-based Western diplomat who monitors Syria from his base in Jordan said the number of foreign fighters is about 100 but that figure is gradually rising. He spoke on condition of anonymity, saying identifying him further could risk his ability to gather information on Syria. “From this podium, we declare jihad (holy war) against the wicked Assad, who is shedding the blood of our Sunni Muslim brothers in Syria,” Abu Sayyaf yelled through a loudspeaker. Abu Sayyaf is the head of Jordan’s Salafi Jihadi group, which was blamed for the 2002 assassination of U.S. aid worker Laurence Foley outside his Amman home. He himself was convicted in 2004 of plotting attacks on Jordanian air bases hosting American trainers but served his term and was released last year. The fight for Aleppo, a city of 3 million that was once a bastion of support for President Bashar Assad, is critical for both the regime and the opposition. Its fall would give the opposition a major strategic victory with a stronghold in the north near the Turkish border. A rebel defeat, at the very least, would buy Assad more time. State-run TV aired footage of fire trucks trying to extinguish the blaze and rescue workers digging through mounds of rubble left by the car bomb. Aleppo’s governor, Mohammed Wahid Akkad, was quoted by Syria’s official news agency, SANA, as saying 17 dead were civilians. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. SANA blamed terrorists, the term the regime uses for rebels. Opposition activists could not immediately be reached for comment. Fighting also raged elsewhere in Syria, with at least 58 people reported killed and scores wounded, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights — a Britain-based monitoring group. That figure excluded the car bomb but included eight killed in an air raid earlier in Aleppo that flattened a residential building, the group said. The Free Syrian Army said the strikes came hours after rebels overran army barracks in the Hananu neighbourhood. The Syrian conflict has its roots in mostly peaceful street protests that started in March last year. Since then, it has expanded into a civil war, with 23,000 people killed so far, according to human rights activists.

16 Muslim preachers shot to death by confused Mali military BEARDS MAY HAVE RAISED MILITARY SUSPICION, CONFUSED FOR EXTREMISTS WHO HAVE TAKEN OVER NORTH BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAMAKO, Mali — Sixteen Muslim preachers from a moderate sect were shot dead in central Mali as they travelled by road to a religious conference, the Malian and Mauritanian governments said Sunday. Early reports indicate that the men’s long beards aroused the suspicion of Mali’s military, which confused them for the extremists who have taken over the nation’s north. The preachers were heading to the gathering in Bamako when they were executed in Diabaly, 430 kilometres (267 miles) north of the capital. The dead included at least 12 nationals of Mauritania, the Mauritanian government said in a government communique that blames Malian security forces for executing the preachers. A relative of two of the victims and a Mali police official confirmed this version of events. According to the statement released via Mauritania’s official news agency, “A group exercising the activity of preaching, which included 12 Mauritanians, were killed Sunday by Malian security forces.

According to an official source, Mauritanian officials are in touch with Malian authorities in order to get more information on the circumstances of this affair and also to repatriate the bodies of the Mauritanians who were killed.” Mali also released a statement late Sunday, confirming that 16 people had been killed, which it identified as eight Malian nationals and eight Mauritanians. But Mali did not acknowledge that Malian security forces had carried out the execution. “In the name of the people of Mali, the government deeply regrets this incident,” the statement said. “The government has ordered that an investigation be immediately launched, the results of which will be communicated to the public and the international community.” Mohamed Bashir, who said he had two cousins die in the shooting, said the 16 ministers came from the peaceful Dawa sect. He said he received a phone call from a customs officer near Diabaly who told him that the group had aroused the suspicion of the Malian military, which has been on edge ev-

er since a March 21 coup in the capital and the subsequent seizure of the north by Muslim extremists, some of whom are allied with al-Qaida. The killings were confirmed by a Malian police official, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press. He said that the preachers were able to cross into the town at the first checkpoint. That was at around 9 p.m. on Saturday. They were killed around 1 a.m. on Sunday, at the checkpoint leaving Diabaly, en route to Bamako. He said people who saw the longbearded preachers called the military to say that “the Salafi had arrived,” he said, using a word that describes an ultra-conservative strand of Islam. Outside the village “soldiers arrested the preachers and then led them into the darkness away from the village before shooting them,” the police official said. An army spokesman would say only that the military is “just checking” on reports of the killings. The incident is likely to inflame tensions between the Islamists controlling the north, and the government-held

south. Last month, mediators from neighbouring Burkina Faso had travelled in a chartered plane to meet with the leaders of the radical Islamist groups that control the three main northern cities in the hopes of finding a solution to the crisis. A spokesman for the Islamists, Oumar Ould Hamaha, told The Associated Press on Sunday that the killing of the 16 preachers is evidence that there is no common ground between the two sides, and that the mediation effort is worthless. He warned that the Islamists would one day attack the south. “We will plant the black flag of the Islamists at Koulouba,” he said, naming the hill on which Mali’s presidential palace sits. “We do not recognize these words of condolences issued by Mali which has killed these innocent people,” he said. “These preachers have nothing to do with jihad. They are moderate people, who were constantly preaching to us, to tell us to be more moderate in our actions. And if the Malian government has killed them in this barbaric fashion, we will seek revenge.”

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Iraq’s Sunni VP sentenced to death SENTENCED ON CHARGES HE MASTERMINDED DEATH SQUADS AGAINST RIVALS IN TERROR TRIAL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD — Iraq’s fugitive Sunni vice-president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 92 people in one of the deadliest days this year. It’s unlikely that the attacks in 13 cities were all timed to coincide with the afternoon verdict that capped a monthslong case against Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi, a longtime foe of Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Still, taken together, the violence and verdict could energize Sunni insurgents bent on returning Iraq to the brink of civil war by targeting Shiites and undermining the government. Al-Hashemi fled to Turkey in the months after the Shiiteled government accused him of playing a role in 150 bombings, assassinations and other attacks from 2005 to 2011 — years in which the country was mired in retaliatory sectarian violence that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that ousted Saddam Hussein’s Sunni regime. Most of the attacks were allegedly carried out by al-Hashemi’s bodyguards and other employees, and largely targeted government officials, security forces and Shiite pilgrims. The vice-president declined to immediately comment on the verdict after meeting with the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Ankara. He said he would “tackle this issue in a statement” in coming hours.

The politically charged case — which was announced the day after U.S. troops withdrew from the country last December — sparked a government crisis and fueled Sunni Muslim and Kurdish resentment against al-Maliki, whom critics say is monopolizing power. Violence has ebbed significantly, but insurgents continue to stage high-profile bombings and shooting rampages. AlQaida’s Iraq branch has promised a comeback in predominantly Sunni areas from which it was routed by the U.S. and its local allies after sectarian fighting peaked in 2007. “These attacks show alQaida’s ability to hit any place in Iraq and at any time,” said Ali Salem, 40, an elementary school teacher in Baghdad. “The lack of security could take us back to zero.” The worst violence on Sunday struck the capital, where bombs pounded a half-dozen neighbourhoods — both Sunni and Shiite — thoughout the day. But the deadliest attacks in Baghdad hit Shiite areas Sunday evening, hours after the al-Hashemi verdict was announced. In all, 42 people were killed in the capital and 120 wounded, according to police and hospital officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. The countrywide attacks began before dawn, with gunmen killing soldiers at an army post in the central Iraqi city of Dujail. A few hours later, a car exploded in a lot where police recruits waiting in line to apply for jobs outside Kirkuk in the country’s north. Both Dujail and Kirkuk are former insurgent strongholds. Over the day, at least 92 people were killed and more than 360 wounded in at least

21 separate bombings and shootings, according to reports from police and hospital officials. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but Iraq’s Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida in Iraq. “The attacks today on the markets and mosques are aimed at provoking sectarian and political tensions,” the ministry said in a statement. “Our war against terrorism is continuing, and we are ready.” The courtroom at Baghdad’s criminal court was silent Sunday as the presiding judge read out the verdict. It convicted al-Hashemi and his son-in-law, Ahmed Qahtan, of organizing the murders of a Shiite security official and a lawyer who had refused to help the vice-president’s allies in terror cases. The two defendants were acquitted in a third case of the killing of a security officer due to a lack of evidence. The court sentenced both men in absentia to death by hanging. They have 30 days to appeal the verdict and could win a retrial if they return to Iraq to face the charges. AlHashemi — who has been in office since 2006 — is on Interpol’s most-wanted list, but Turkey has shown no interest in sending the vice-president back to Baghdad. The defence team began its closing statement with a searing indictment of Iraq’s justice system, accusing it of showing no independence and siding with the Shiite-led government. “From the beginning and through all procedures it has become obvious that the Iraqi judicial system has been under political pressure,” attorney Muayad Obeid al-Ezzi, the head of the defence team, told the court. The presiding judge imme-


Iraq’s Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press near Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles (260 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq. An Iraqi court found the nation’s Sunni vice president guilty Sunday, of running death squads against security forces and Shiites, and sentenced him to death in absentia. diately interjected, warning that that the court would open legal proceedings against the defence team if it continued to heap accusations on the court or the legal system. Reaction to the verdict was largely along sectarian lines on the streets of Baghdad. Sunni lawyer Abdullah al-Azami called the trial “another farce to be added to the Iraqi judicial system.” Shiite pharmacist Khalid Saied, meanwhile, said he supported the verdict and hoped the government would broadcast all the evidence against al-Hashemi “so that the entire world knows him.” Sunday’s violence came

amid fears that the insurgency has gained new strength after suffering heavy setbacks in U.S. and Iraqi offensives. Four of the attacks targeted Kirkuk, where city police commander Brig. Gen. Sarhad Qadir blamed the violence on al-Qaida. The carnage stretched into the country’s south, where bombs stuck to two parked cars exploded in the Shiitedominated city of Nasiriyah, 320 kilometres (200 miles) southeast of Baghdad. The blasts were near the French consulate and a local hotel in the city, although the consulate did not appear to be a target of the attack.

Obama vies for Cyclist dies in Utah to Wyoming race health care edge THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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BOSTON — Mitt Romney said he would retain some popular parts of the new health care law he has pledged to repeal, while President Barack Obama focused attention in all-important Florida on the Republican ticket’s stand on Medicare, an issue that’s been more favourable to Democrats. Romney also said it was a “mistake” for congressional Republicans to go along with the White House on a budget deal that has set up big automatic spending cuts in defence and elsewhere in the new year. His running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, helped steer that agreement through Congress. Health care grabbed the spotlight Sunday, months from Election Day in the deadlocked race. Romney, appearing on NBC’s Meet the Press for the first time in the campaign and the first time since June 28, 2009, said he would replace Obama’s health overhaul with a plan entirely his own. It would also keep some popular provisions. “I’m not getting rid of all of health care reform. Of course, there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m going to put in place,” Romney said in the interview taped Friday and Saturday. He cited coverage for people with medical conditions and new insurance marketplaces. Romney’s aides said that was consistent with his previous position that those who haven’t had a gap in coverage shouldn’t be denied coverage. But the comments brought renewed attention to the similarities between Obama’s plan and the one Romney championed when he was Massachusetts governor, which included both protections for health conditions and an individual mandate that the Republican has since railed against. The GOP nominee, who attended church in Boston before debate practice sessions, didn’t offer specifics for how he’d deal with the af-

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A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, crashed on a bridge in Wyoming and fell about 35 feet (11 metres) to his death into the Snake River. Robert Verhaaren, 42, of Mesa, Arizona, was participating in the annual LoToJa race when he swerved to avoid a pothole and crashed on Highway 89 about eight miles (13 kilometres) from the finish line Saturday afternoon, Teton County sheriff’s deputies said.

The 206-mile (332-kilometre) race also was marred by serious accidents in Idaho and Wyoming that sent two bicyclists to the hospital and by flat tires experienced by roughly 200 cyclists early on, said race spokesman David Bern. He said it’s the first fatality in the 30-year history of the race, which is billed as the longest oneday bicycle race in the country sanctioned by USA Cycling. This year’s event drew 1,500 competitors. “It was devastating for us to lose a member of our LoToJa family,” Bern said. “Unfortunately,

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Motorcycle officer killed in Obama motorcade WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A motorcycle police officer escorting President Barack Obama’s motorcade has died after being hit by a pickup truck. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Teri Barbera says the officer was on Interstate 95 in West Palm Beach on Sunday preparing to shut the roadway down when he was struck by a Ford pickup truck. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Barbera says an investigation was ongoing and no charges have yet been made against the driver. Obama made a campaign appearance at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Sunday.

Jewish groups denounce ads depicting Holocaust TALLINN, Estonia — Jewish organizations have denounced an Estonian newspaper for publishing a mock ad for weight-loss pills depicting emaciated prisoners at a Nazi concentration camp. Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Jerusalem on Sunday called the mock ad in the Eesti Ekspress weekly a “perverted attempt at humour at the expense of the Nazis’ millions of victims.” Alla Jakobson, spokeswoman for Estonia’s Jewish community, said in newspaper Postimees that the incident shows Estonian society is experiencing “major problems with moral and ethical values.” Sulev Vedler, deputy editor of Eesti Ekspress, says the mock ad, which ran in the paper’s humour section, was poking fun at an Estonian gas company that recently used an image of Auschwitz to promote its services. Vedler says the ad “was not targeted against Jewish people.”

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WASHINGTON — Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette says US Navy commandos raiding Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideout last year shot him dead instead of capturing him because his arms were hidden and may have been holding weapons. Appearing Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” Bissonnette says one SEAL fired after seeing a man’s head poking into a hallway. Bissonnette says he and another SEAL shot bin Laden again after finding him on his bedroom floor with a bullet in his skull, because bin Laden’s hands were hidden. That’s more detail than included in “No Easy Day,” the newly released book Bissonnette wrote under the pseudonym Mark Owen. Pentagon officials say bin Laden was only shot after fleeing into his bedroom, and have threatened legal action against Bissonnette for possible releases of classified information.

Mexican presidential candidate resigns from party, may start new one MEXICO CITY — The man who led Mexico’s main leftist party in the past two presidential elections says he is leaving it behind. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador told supporters at a rally in Mexico City on Sunday that the break with the Democratic Revolution Party and its allies is amicable, but indicates he may create a new party out of another organization that backed him, the Movement for National Regeneration. Lopez Obrador was Mexico City mayor before seeking the presidency in 2006. He narrowly lost that election and tried again this year, coming in second again. He alleges irregularities in both elections.

Chaiman visits air force base in wake of scandal WASHINGTON — The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is assessing how the Air Force is responding to a widening sex scandal. Republican Rep. Howard “Buck”

McKeon of California travelled to Lackland Air Force Base on Sunday and met with four-star Gen. Edward Rice Jr., other military officials and 30 recruits during a three-hour visit. Investigators have said dozens of female recruits were sexually assaulted or harassed by their male instructors at the Texas base. McKeon said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that officials were being diligent in their investigations and addressing problems at Lackland. Military prosecutors have investigated more than a dozen instructors and charged six with crimes ranging from rape to adultery. Lackland is where every new American airman reports for eight weeks of basic training.

Nicaragua volcano calms day after forced evacuations MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Activity in the San Cristobal volcano in Nicaragua has calmed a day after three loud explosions were accompanied by a huge eruption of ash and gas that led officials to evacuate about 3,000 people from nine nearby communities. Officials say the area remains under an alert. Nicaragua’s geological institute says sporadic explosions have been heard Sunday and occasional ash columns have billowed up to heights between 1,500 metres (4,950 feet) and 5,000 metres (16,500 feet). On Saturday, the 1,740-meter (5,740-foot) volcano spewed out clouds of ash that travelled 50 kilometres (31 miles). San Cristobal has been active since 1520.

Visit to Amazon village shows no sign of massacre IROTATHERI, Venezuela — Venezuelan officials and journalists investigating reports of a possible massacre of Yanomami Indians at a remote village in the Amazon have found people peacefully cooking plantains over a communal fire, but no sign of any killings. Yanomami in the village of Irotatheri spoke with journalists through a guide, who translated their accounts that there had been no violence.

The government flew in journalists by helicopter after a report of killings in the community. Leaders of the Horonami Yanomami Organization said last month that people from a nearby village had visited Irotatheri and reported a mass killing of unknown proportions. Group leader Luis Shatiwe said by phone on Sunday that he thinks it’s still possible there might have been violence in another community.

Deaf dolphin rescued, will get new home in U.S. NEW ORLEANS — A deaf dolphin found stranded in March off the Louisiana coast is being taken to live among other dolphins at a facility in Mississippi. Suzanne Smith is the rescue co-ordinator at the Audubon Nature Institute. She says the 2 ½-year-old dolphin will be taken Tuesday to the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies because he would be unable to survive in the wild. She says deafness is probably the reason the 6 ½-foot (1.8-meter)-long marine mammal was stranded on a mudflat where researchers found him March 6. He was deaf in the frequencies of dolphin sonar and was severely sunburned. The animal was so weak that he had to be kept in shallow water, with a staffer present at all times to help him. The animal’s hearing was tested when he regained strength.

Congo asks for extradition of politician accused of treason KINSHASA, Congo — Congo’s information minister says his country is asking Burundi to extradite an opposition politician accused of treason for allegedly plotting with neighbouring Rwanda to destabilize the country. Information Minister Lambert Mende says his government has proof that opposition legislator Roger Lumbala was in contact with the personal secretary of Rwanda’s defence minister to plan an insurrection in Congo’s central Kasai province, rich in diamonds. Rwanda has strenuously denied U.N. charges that it is behind a rebellion in mineral-rich eastern Congo.

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CHICAGO — Negotiations continued Sunday between the teachers union and school district in an effort to avert the first teachers strike in Chicago in a quarter century. Teachers in the third largest U.S. school district, which has 400,000 students, said they would walk off the job Monday if no deal was reached by midnight on issues such as pay raises, classroom conditions, job security and teacher evaluations. Parents have been waiting nervously for word of progress as city and union officials send messages that are discouraging one day and encouraging the next. School officials have said they would open more than 140 schools between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. if there is a strike so that children can eat lunch and breakfast in a district where most students receive free meals. But working parents like Eric Ferrer said opening buildings for four hours doesn’t help them much since they have to be at work all day. Ferrer, a cook, said his children can stay home Monday with his wife, who works in a store. But if a strike went more than one day, they would have a problem — one that he sees no way to solve. “My wife is off tomorrow (so) we can keep them at home,” said Ferrer, as he sat in a McDonald’s restaurant on the city’s Southwest Side with his wife and their 8-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. “She works the next day (and) so do I,” he said. Other parents said that even if they could drop their children off for four hours and pick them up, they might not because they don’t know who will be watching them. The district won’t open every school, so some students would have to go to unfamiliar buildings.

Red Deer Advocate, September 10, 2012  

September 10, 2012 edition of the Red Deer Advocate

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