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Cyclists parade for bike lanes BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF A colourful parade of about 75 cyclists passed through the streets of Red Deer on the weekend to show support for the city’s controversial new bike lanes. The cyclists received encouraging honks from motorists, and only one negative comment — a senior citizen in a vehicle shouted, “You should be ashamed!” before the group left St. Thomas Aquinas School to head for the downtown public market on Saturday morning. Cyclists took this latest verbal slam in stride. The general consensus among parade participants, who ranged from children to seniors, was that it’s nice to have the bike lanes and be acknowledged as legitimate users of city roads. “I feel a lot safer now,” said Louise Zanussi, 48, who uses the lanes whenever she can to get around Red Deer. “I’ve always tried to stay out of people’s way,” Zanussi added, but there was a fear motorists were not always aware of the cyclists riding next to them. She likes that the bike lanes give cyclists their own marked out territory, raising awareness of their presence. Dawn Degenhardt, 26, agreed, saying “It was always ambiguous before. Do we go on sidewalks, or roads? We were in kind of a no-man’s land.” The lanes now make it clear where cyclists and motorists each belong, she added. Although various bike parade participants heard anecdotal reports of fellow bikers being spit on and targeted by canthrowing motorists, nothing untoward hap-

Peter Lougheed The fourth annual Community Bicycle Parade was well attended by avid cyclists of all ages, including Lukas Smith, 2, who came along with dad, Lorne, to sign a pro-bike lane petition. Riders in the parade utilized the newly appointed bike lanes from St. Thomas Aquinas school to the farmers’ market.

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pened on Saturday — expect for that shoutout from the elderly woman, who did not accept the cyclists’ invitation to come and chat about her concerns. “It was largely a very positive reaction. We got lots of honks,” said the organizer of the fourth-annual bike parade, Steve Merredew. He later took questions from city residents at a booth at the public market and discovered once people get more information, “it definitely tends to soften their stance.” City Coun. Paul Harris, who rode in the parade along with his partner and Sunworks co-owner Terry Warke, said bike lanes have initially been controversial in every community that’s installed them. But

Viola opens door to Juilliard for young musician BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF The road from Red Deer to the famed Juilliard School of music in New York City has been an incredible journey for Stephanie Galipeau. Like most kids, Galipeau hated practising the violin when she started at age nine. It wasn’t until she could coax rich sounds out of the violin — and later viola — that she enjoyed playing enough to practise for hours at a time. Galipeau’s efforts to put her own emotions into the music she creates have paid off. The 19-year-old was among the elite seven percent of applicants to be accepted into the world-famous Juilliard School this fall. “I was pretty excited,” said Galipeau, who received her acceptance email last spring. The Red Deer native, who was admitted to the $35,000-a-year program on a partial scholarship, recently moved into residence at Juilliard. Although her family was a little nervous about her relocation to New York City, there’s no reason for worry, she said, since the school is teeming with fellow music students from all over the world. So far, Galipeau has met young people from New Zealand, France, Ireland, Norway and all over Asia.

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Stephanie Galipeau outside the famed Juilliard School of music in New York City.



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each community has gotten used to the lanes over time, as motorists and cyclists gain familiarity with the new configurations, he added. The local outcry “will settle down,” predicted Harris, who will not be in favour of removing bike lanes from 55th Street and 40th Avenue when a progress report on the pilot bike lane project is discussed at Monday’s regular city council meeting. The councillor believes that would be a knee-jerk reaction. He prefers that the pilot project that was two years in the making be given a chance to play out before conclusions are drawn.

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Battle rages against Cicer milkvetch BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF You wouldn’t touch a rattlesnake’s tail, so keep your mitts off a shakeable weedlike plant that’s invading Red Deer’s Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary. Local naturalists have their hands full trying to keep the pesky Cicer milkvetch from pushing out native vegetation at the sanctuary around the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Kids love to get their fists around the tactile plant with the hard seed pod that looks and rattles like a rattlesnake’s tail. “It’s fun to shake it. Kids even call it a rattlesnake plant,” said Diane Olson, the centre’s school and youth interpreter. But when the pod is shaken, seeds are released — which compounds the problem. Olson said the sanctuary has inexplicably had an “explosion” of the plant, considered a hardy legume, in the last few years. “It’s everywhere where the path gets plowed.” Cicer milkvetch is a forage crop that’s still grown as cattle feed by some area farmers. But naturalists are trying to educate producers about its invasive qualities, said Olson, who pulls up the plant whenever she finds it. There’s no other way to get rid of it, she added, since Cicer milkvetch was imported from Eastern Europe and has no natural predators in Western Canada.

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EDMONTON — As the sunset sweetened the sky of a gorgeous late-summer day, a motorcade accompanying the body of former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed rolled into Edmonton and up to the front of the provincial legislature Sunday. The coffin, draped in a Canadian flag, was slid out of the back of white hearse and carried along a red carpet, up a staircase Lougheed himself walked many times in his day. A team of RCMP members carried the coffin on its shoulders. Alberta sheriffs kept watch as they entered the building. The coffin was placed in the legislature rotunda, where it will sit for two days, to give people a chance to pay their last respects. Lougheed, who is widely credited as being one of the most influential leaders in the province’s history, died in the hospital bearing his name in Calgary on Thursday at 84. Even though the time of the motorcade’s arrival wasn’t publicly announced until shortly before it arrived, a few dozen people were at the legislature to watch. Braden O’Neill, 25, wasn’t even born when Lougheed stepped down as premier in 1985, but he lives near the legislature and felt compelled to attend. “I grew up knowing that the reason Alberta has such a strong place in Confederation, and in many ways Alberta’s great coming out on the national stage, was due to Peter Lougheed’s leadership,” O’Neill said. Other observers were simply enjoying an evening stroll around the legislature grounds when they noticed something was up. Karl Oelke, from St. Albert, just north of Edmonton, came to the grounds Sunday evening with his wife to take scenery pictures, but was pleased to have stumbled upon the event. “I really appreciated the man. He did a lot for the province. He was sort of a pioneer in a lot of instances. I was very saddened to hear that he’d passed away,” Oelke said.

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Historic Alaska Hotel that was heart of B.C. community destroyed by fire DAWSON CREEK, B.C. — A historic hotel that was the heart of the northern B.C. community of Dawson Creek has been destroyed by fire. The blaze broke out around 5 p.m. Friday at the Alaska Hotel and quickly blanketed the downtown in black smoke. Mayor Mike Bernier said no one really knows when the old wooden structure was built, although it was believed to have been around since the late 1920s or early ’30s. “Last night it was quite an emotional time for everybody because people who have lived here for a long time, they were basically hugging and were quite upset,” he said Saturday. “Most of the newer people in our town, I think, saw that and it gave them an idea of how important it really was.” He said the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

Three people dead on Coquihalla Hwy VANCOUVER — Three people have died and two others are in hospital after a rollover on the Coquihalla Highway in B.C. The crash occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Friday between Merritt and Kamloops. RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says witnesses, including a doctor and a nurse, provided first aid before emergency crews arrived. Two people were pronounced dead at the scene.

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James White raises his arms in celebration of completing the 10km Terry Fox run. The 32nd annual fundraiser saw around 350 participants and raised about $27,000 for cancer research.


LANES: Pilot project Harris was among several cyclists who used 55th Street during workday morning rush hour and did not witness any of the feared vehicle congestion. In any case, Kim and Tim Wright, owners of the Wipe-Out Ski and Bike shop in Red Deer, believe people’s safety should prevail over concerns about traffic taking a bit longer. “If you’re worried about it, leave five minutes earlier,” advised Tim, who’s from Edmonton and doesn’t think Red Deer has major traffic hassles, apart from some road construction delays. The bike store owners are meeting more people who are cycling year-round, for health and financial reasons. “We service bikes throughout the year,” said Kim, who believes more education about the benefit of bike lanes will help bring opponents around. While several anti-bike-lane petitions are making the rounds, Michael Wiseman is circulating a petition in support of the bike lane project. It has about 150 signatures, so far. It’s available at http://www.

MUSICIAN: Orientation She’s also taken orientation trips to some of New York’s tourist sites. “There’s so much vitality in this city. I love how it feels like you’re in a really amazing city that’s reeking of culture and energy,” said the graduate of Hunting Hills High School. Juilliard is near the Lincoln Centre, and students will have opportunities to play in concerts at Carnegie Hall. The school is also a hub for theatre and dance training, and Galipeau said she’s glad to be able to draw inspiration from various arts disciplines. “The best thing is being totally immersed in an atmosphere where everyone is totally obsessed with what they are doing,” she said. While growing up in Red Deer, she was first exposed to symphonic instruments through the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra’s educational outreach program in schools. “I saw a string quartet and I became mesmerized. I loved the sound.” No one else in her family played an instrument, but Galipeau surprised her parents by saying she wanted to try the violin. Although practising was initially “a chore,” she

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now considers her first music teacher, Louise Stuppard, very encouraging and influential. Galipeau went on to learn from Naomi Delafield in Lacombe, and after high school, studied for a year at the Victoria Conservatory of Music on Vancouver Island, where she switched to the deeper, richer sounding viola. Galipeau said her Victoria instructor, Michael van der Sloot, was very supportive of her decision to try to continue her studies at Juilliard. In the lead up to her audition, Galipeau practised for four-and-a-half hours a day. “What got me really interested in the instrument was the realization that (the music) could become expressive of what I am, instead of just being what I do.” Whenever the Central Alberta teenager gets a break from classes, she takes stock of her good fortune. “I’m so excited about the opportunity I have here. I feel so blessed to be able to experience this.” She hopes that other Central Alberta kids will realize that achieving big dreams is possible with enough passion, dedication and hard work.

WEED: Strong comeback It’s even made a strong comeback after a controlled burn at the centre. “It’s pretty hardy stuff,” said Olson, who asks city residents who find the plant on their property pull it up to prevent its spread. “It’s good to get rid of it before it starts seeding.” Despite the problem at the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, City of Red Deer parks workers don’t focus their weed-pulling efforts on Cicer milkvetch because the plant isn’t on a provincial hit list yet. Ken Lehman, parks planner and ecological Photo by JEFF STOKOE/ specialist, said plenty Advocate staff of other weeds are offiCicer milkvetch is hardy cially considered either and hard to get rid of “prohibited noxious” (the worst kind) or simply once it establishes itself. “noxious” and are supposed to be pulled in Alberta. On the list for control or eradication is the purple loosestrife, Himalayan balsam and oxeye daisy. Lehman said these species are known to push na-











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The motorcade accompanied the hearse all the way from Calgary Sunday afternoon arriving at the legislature with six officers on motorcycles in front. As they waited for the hearse to arrive, Mounties in red serge rehearsed their steps while the sheriffs kept the route clear of walkers and cyclists. O’Neill said the carrying of Lougheed’s coffin into the legislature felt sombre. The province says that members of Lougheed’s family will be available in the legislature’s rotunda to accept condolences from the public while the coffin is on display. The coffin will be closed during the public viewing at the legislature. Lougheed led the Progressive Conservatives to victory over the governing Social Credit party in 1971. He remained premier until 1985, and the Tory party has remained in power ever since. Alberta Premier Alison Redford announced last week she was returning home early from a trade mission to China because of Lougheed’s death. Redford had known Lougheed from her earliest days in politics and has often spoken of him as a mentor. Lougheed’s accomplishments while in office were many. He became a hero at home and a nationally recognized figure for battles with Ottawa over control of Alberta’s oil resources. And he nurtured the oilsands development which has become a economic driver of the country. Lougheed’s family has said that it will hold a private funeral, but a public memorial service is being planned.


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tive plants out, killing natural diversity, animal and bird habitat, and sometimes valuable plant filtration systems around wetlands. None of the trio is native to North America, but was likely imported by well-meaning European or Asian immigrants who loved the look of the wildflowers in their homeland, and couldn’t predict their out-of-control spread in North America. Knowing what a nuisance the plants are, Lehman said it’s important when buying wildflower seed mixtures to ensure they don’t contain some of these weeds in the mix. Nursery staff can recommend less invasive alternatives for gardens, he added. Much of the city parks workers’ job revolves around keeping dandelions under control. While these aren’t on any provincial eradication list, Lehman said there’s a “political” reason to stay on top of them — Red Deer residents demand it.



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Execution changes give hope to Smith BY BILL GRAVELAND THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A complex legislative process and a lack of political will could derail any plans to change the way Montana carries out its executions, but may be a ray of hope for a Canadian on death row. This month’s ruling by a judge who declared the state’s method of execution “unconstitutional” could do something 30 years of legal wrangling and appeals have failed to do for Canadian Ronald Smith — prevent his execution for the 1982 murders of two young Montana men. But it’s not a simple matter. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a civil lawsuit in 2008 on behalf of Smith that argued the lethal injections the state uses are cruel and unusual punishment and violate the right to human dignity. District Court Judge Jeffrey Sherlock in his Sept. 6 ruling pointed to problems such as lack of training for individuals who administer the drug and a discrepancy over whether two or three drugs should be used. He also questioned the method used to de-

termine if an inmate is actually unconscious before receiving the lethal injection. “The Montana protocol has problems,” Sherlock said in his 26-page judgment. “All three of these concerns create a substantial risk of serious harm violative of the plaintiff’s right to be protected from cruel and unusual punishment.” Sherlock said the state legislature needs to rejig the statutes to bring the execution protocol into line with Montana’s Constitution. Ron Waterman, lawyer for the civil liberties union, suggests getting those changes passed by the state legislature could be a formidable task. “Even if they went forward and wanted to change the statute, there’s no guarantee, with how the legislature has been divided, that the statute can be changed,” said Waterman in an interview with The Canadian Press. “That’s a steeper hill to climb.” He also doubts there is a lot of support for revamping the execution method. “The truth of the matter is we’ve not used the death penalty for some time. We have gone more

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than a decade without any new capital cases being charged,” he said. “There’s not going to be a huge clamour of, ’We use this all the time.”’ “This isn’t Texas.” Democratic Senator Dave Wanzenried intends to reintroduce a bill to repeal Montana’s death penalty when the state legislature sits again in January. The bill made it through the Senate twice in 2009 and 2011 but failed to get past the Montana house judiciary committee. In order to pass, the changes need to pass both the Senate and the state House of Representatives. “It takes an awful lot of navigating to get a bill through the legislature, especially one that will be as controversial as this one will be,” Wanzenried said. Smith, originally from Red Deer, Alta., has been living on borrowed time since he was convicted in Montana in 1983 for shooting Harvey Madman Jr. and Thomas Running Rabbit, while he was high on drugs and alcohol near East Glacier, Mont. He is currently waiting to see if Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer will grant him clemency.


BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — A union representing prison guards rallied in front of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Calgary constituency office Saturday to complain about Conservatives’ crime policies. The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers says prison guards are on the frontline of having to deal with the effects of Harper’s tough on crime agenda. Critics say the government’s move to tougher sentences for some offences will cause a boom in the inmate population. Many guards cheered as national president Pierre Mallette stood on top of a bus and complained that overcrowding and double-bunking is leading to increased prison violence. Mallette says the union has been trying repeatedly to meet with Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, but hasn’t had any success. Toews noted in July that the number of people behind bars was 3,000 fewer than what the Correctional Service of Canada had predicted for this year. Officials, however, have pointed out the number of people behind bars is still growing. “It’s getting grim and it’s getting grimmer by the day,” said Kevin Grabowsky, the union’s regional president for the Prairies. Grabowsky said the Prairies has the highest number of double-bunked prisoners, and he said that close to a third of prisoners are coming into jail as gang members. He said that means anyone who isn’t a gang member is pressured to join one. Without an increase in rehabilitation and other services, Grabowsky said the guards’ goal of trying to produce inmates who won’t return to jail is jeopardized. The rally was part of a national tour Mallette has been making of the 52 federal penitentiaries across Canada. He said the union planned to distribute postcards in Harper’s constituency and would continue to target Conservative MPs to make sure their constituents understand what is happening. The government has maintained that its crime legislation will keep dangerous and repeat offenders behind bars. It announced earlier this year it is shutting down two older prisons — Kingston Penitentiary in Ontario and the Leclerc prison north of Montreal — and scrapping any plans to build new facilities. Instead, it has promised to add 2,700 new beds to existing facilities to ease over-crowding. Grabowsky said those new beds aren’t here, yet. “We’re generally in a place right now where it’s getting dangerous for officers,” he said.

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Friends Aimee Ibbott, 91 (right), and Marguerite Schumacher, 92 (left), enjoy playing around with some props on display at the Golden Circle Wellness Fair. The props were there to help draw attention to the “Act Your Age” drama club. The club is facilitated by Lucinda Sheardown and is held on Wednesdays, 1:30-3:00pm Sept 26-Nov 14, 2012. Call 403-309-4757 for more information.

Three killed in crash near Three Hills BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Police are investigating possible mechanical failure after three people and a horse were killed in a “horrifying,” fiery head-on vehicle crash near Three Hills on Friday. One of the victims who died, a 69-year old Lindenarea man, is being hailed as a hero. He helped his grandchildren escape from a burning truck after two pickups collided and burst into flames just after 6 p.m. on Hwy 21, about 10 km south of Three Hills. Witnesses told Beiseker RCMP Sgt. Patricia Neely that the grandfather was trapped inside a pickup, but managed to manoeuvre to reach his grandchildren in the backseat. He assisted in getting the children out the driver’s side window into the arms of their father (his son-in-law), who had previously escaped from the truck. The four family members had been travelling in a southbound pickup, which was hauling a bobcat on a trailer, said Neely. While a Calgary newspaper reported that the 69-year-old crash victim was a former Linden vol-

unteer firefighter, and that his son was an emergency responder who arrived at the crash scene, this could not be confirmed on Sunday. Neely would only say that according to witnesses, the grandfather put the lives of his grandchildren above his own survival. The son-in-law and grandchildren who had been travelling with him were rushed to hospital with burns and are expected to live, she added. The other two crash victims from the other vehicle have not yet been identified by police. Neely said they will have to use dental records. The two had been travelling in a northbound pickup that was hauling two horses in a trailer. One of the animals also died at the scene. “You can imagine, with so many people and the two horses, that it was very traumatic and chaotic,” said Neely. “It was a very horrifying crash.” RCMP investigators ruled out speed and alcohol as factors.

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Bickering obscures policing solution An editorial from the Winnipeg Free Press, published Sept. 14: It was always unclear how remote aboriginal communities handled troublemakers when police service was unavailable, as it frequently is not, but nothing was left to the imagination following the release of photographs showing a man shackled and chained in the locker room of the arena at Northlands Denesuline First Nation. The images, assuming they were true representations, looked like something out of a torture cell in a Third World dictatorship, but they testify to the grim choices aboriginal people are forced to make on a range of issues. Whether it’s the absence of indoor plumbing and clean drinking water, or access to health care and quality education, Canada’s native peoples endure conditions faced only by the world’s poorest people.

OTHERVIEW The Northlands band says it has been forced to detain people at least four times since June, when two specially trained band constables quit their jobs. They were the only people on the reserve near Lac Brochet with the authority to unlock the local RCMP detachment and use its jail cells. Like most northern reserves, the band has an RCMP detachment, but it is staffed irregularly. In major emergencies, the community has to wait for officers to fly in, a process that means dangerous situations can fester for long periods of time. Relatively minor issues, such as public intoxication, might not demand a rapid response, leaving the reserve to its own meagre resources. The RCMP will only hand over the

keys to its facilities to band constables who have completed a special course, but for reasons that aren’t clear, no training has taken placed since 2010. Typically, the dispute has degenerated into a finger-pointing dispute between the federal and provincial governments, which are jointly responsible for funding police services in aboriginal communities. There was also the usual confusion about the facts, with the province claiming ordinary band constables can make a citizen’s arrest, even if they don’t have the training demanded by the RCMP, while Ottawa claims that might be an unlawful detention. Fortunately, as John Hutton of the John Howard Society says, this is a problem with a solution. Instead of bickering from afar, all sides in the issue should hold a meeting and resolve the matter for the sake

of public safety, which is one of the prime responsibilities of government. The federal and provincial governments, RCMP and aboriginal leadership should be able to find a way to enable remote communities to protect their people without chaining people to a concrete floor, which could easily lead to an even greater tragedy. In fact, the two levels of government should develop a process for resolving the jurisdictional squabbles that too frequently overshadow the need for immediate answers on First Nations. Any solution will involve more training, but the ability to manage people who are a threat to themselves or others should not depend on the availability of one or two people. A little community-minded common sense combined with government cooperation could go a long way to providing a safe alternative for everyone.

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PM owes us an explanation on Iran If Stephen Harper and John Baird their country’s interests, in hostile enhad a sliver of confidence in the abil- vironments. ity of Canadians to absorb information To a person, they seek to stay until and come to rational judgments, we they no longer can. would not, one week later, still be askIf there was a specific threat to Caing questions about the closing of our nadian personnel in Tehran, Baird and embassy in Iran. Harper — now that our dipInstead, aided and abetlomats are home safe and ted by their friends in some the Iranian mission here is quarters of the Canadian empty — have an obligation media, we are now being to be more forthright with asked to believe that the the nature of this threat. Conservative government And if this is the bold was clairvoyant in shutting foreign policy statement down the Tehran embassy. that the Israeli governThe prime minister, in ment and the Conservatives an interview Thursday with claim, then why will Harpthe Sun News Network, said er not swing by the United that when he looks at the Nations General Assembly tragic events unfolding at later this month while he TIM American missions in the is receiving a World StatesHARPER region he feels very comman of the Year award in fortable with his decision, New York and explain this citing past events in Iran move, perhaps calling on and asserting that when the others to follow suit. safety of Canadian diplomats cannot It’s six blocks from the dinner to the be guaranteed, tough decisions have to UN podium, where he would have a be made. speaking slot the same day. But Harper “Diplomats do not sign up for mili- isn’t interested. tary service,’’ he said on Byline with The “statesman of the year’’ is inBrian Lilley. stead snubbing the UN and sending No, they don’t. But we didn’t just Baird to speak in a secondary speaking move our diplomats out of harm’s way. slot the following week. We closed the mission. Those who argue that leaving TehCanada has withdrawn from any ran is a matter of principle miss the role in moderating Iranian behaviour, point that we have eyes and ears on our eyes and ears shut, our intelli- the ground, not on principle, but to gence gone, our influence blunted. promote our point of view and our sovThe tragic deaths of four American ereign interests. diplomats in Libya and the storming of Those who would argue that Tehran U.S. missions in Egypt and Yemen does wasn’t listening to us anyway miss the not justify Baird’s decision to close the point that we should still have CanadiTehran embassy. an eyes on the ground to bear witness. Rather, it reminds us of the bravery Waving the white flag, taking our of those who promote democracy, and ball and going home, is hardly the high


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road. “The myth is that we spend all our time at cocktail parties munching canapés,’’ says Paul Heinbecker, whose diplomatic career sent him to Canadian missions in five countries. “Increasingly, instead of canapés, the missions in some places mean flak jackets and bulletproof cars.’’ You won’t find a single diplomat, active or retired, who would support closing a mission except in the most threatening, dire circumstances. Largely unheralded, they do not remain in dangerous environments because they are welcomed but because they subscribe to the well-worn dictum that you hold your friends close, but you hold your enemies closer. We have kept embassies open during wars. We did not shut down during the darkest days of the Cold War. We did not pack up and leave Iran even after its agents brutally assaulted and murdered Canadian photojournalist Zahra Kazemi in 2003. We maintained our presence in Syria longer than most, and Baird was praised for using our mission to deliver a message to Bashar Assad. Sandra McCardell remained as our ambassador in Tripoli as long as she could before fleeing for her safety. Harper is correct that our diplomats are not soldiers, but often they are the next closest thing. He owes it to the foreign service, allies and Canadian voters to give us a fuller accounting of why we decided to leave Iran behind. Tim Harper is a national affairs writer. His column appears Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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I have a thought on the situation that Central Alberta Theatre has run into. I like the idea of having a great dinner theatre program in Red Deer, however I can honestly say I have never attended a CAT production. I have never been impressed with the shows they have chosen to produce, as almost all of them have included sex, swearing, drug/alcohol use and other non-appealing acts such as those. I wonder if CAT would consider doing more wholesome shows, the classics, without all those items mentioned above. Open your shows to more of a target audience; open it up to people that might actually come because they will be getting a great show that is clean and enjoyable. There are numerous plays and shows out there that can be enjoyed by all crowds and who knows, it may just pull out more crowds to help get them out of their financial woes. Would it not be worth a try? I know I would be much more interested in coming to a show if they did just that. Take a look at what other theatres such as Rosebud Theatre have done, and they are hugely successful. Cassandra Krause Red Deer

Sculpture symposium at RDC an awesome gift I am writing to say how much I enjoyed the Bergen Rocks Sculpture Symposium last year at Red Deer College. I regret that it is not happening this year and miss the opportunity to be part of it this year. It is just an awesome gift to me that it was held at the College last year as I had been to Morton Burke’s property all but one year since he had created the symposium.

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The Red Deer Bike Lane Pilot Project. It’s everywhere. In the news, online and around the water cooler. People either love them or hate them. Never before has the city been so polarized in its opinion on one singular subject. Or has it? I propose a comparison. An equally important issue that, historically, generates the same kind of passion as the bike lanes. The difference being, this issue doesn’t seem to elicit the same fervor of citizen involvement. The issue is fluoride (or, more accurately, hexafluorosilicic acid). I would like to compare 4 distinct ways that these issues parallel, to illustrate why citizens should care as much about fluoride as they do about bike lanes. 1. Reckless City spending of your tax dollars. I have read that the Bike Lane pilot project will cost upwards of $800,000 to implement and perfect. Comparatively, fluoride seems cheap at $75,000 per year. But when you look deeper you can see that is not the case. Since water fluoridation in Red Deer began in the 1950’s, we have been washing, watering, showering and cooking 99% of the chemical down the drain. Also, it’s now been proven that fluoride works topically, and not systemically. That means all you need is fluoride in your toothpaste for it to work. How’s that for wasteful? 2. Inconvenience. Red Deer citizens have made it clear that they do not like to be inconvenienced by taking away lanes previously designated for vehicles. Comparing this item with the fluoride issue frames that inconvenience as an issue of health. Excessive fluoride exposure is well known to cause many health issues, including a painful bone disease (skeletal fluorosis), discolouration of the teeth (dental fluorosis), and has been linked to a range of other chronic ailments including arthritis, glucose intolerance, gastrointestinal distress and thyroid disease. Inconvenient, huh? 3. Percentage of population usage. Bike Lane detractors state that the percentage of those using the bike lanes is disproportionate to the percentage of automobiles using the same stretch of road. The drivers have, since the implementation of bike lanes, lost the ability of lane choice. This comparison, when framed within the fluoride debate, illustrates the fact that Red Deer citizens have no choice in the matter of fluoridated water, either. The freedom of personal choice is a fundamental right, and should not be taken away. 4. It’s dangerous. The City of Red Deer has implemented a project that may be deemed dangerous, in some ways, to the very citizens it wishes to protect. I think the parallel here is obvious. Citizen involvement should stretch far beyond lines painted on the road. Your City Council will revisit this issue on October 29th. Please, take some time to research the chemical that you drink each and every day. It’s not sodium fluoride, as some would have you believe. It is called hexafluorosilicic acid (also known as hydrafluorosilicic acid) and I think you might be surprised when you discover it’s origins. Once you are informed, please let your councillors know how you feel. In or out? It’s an important question. Diane Hermary Red Deer

Fluoride prevents dental decay It always is the case that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. This has never been more true than in present-day democracy. Some dedicated group may seize upon a cause, and because of the group’s high degree of motivation it tirelessly presents its case before the public and its governmental representatives. Constant pressuring by the interest group raises the perceived importance of its desired position in the minds of these representatives and the public. On the other hand, others who may be opposed to the view of the interest group but without the time or energy to pursue the defence of their opposition are assumed to be in agreement with, or giving tacit approval to, the interest group’s stance. Let me state, unequivocally, that dentists in Red Deer are not giving approval to the removal of fluoride in Red Deer’s water. Based on the incidence of dental caries (decay) in localities without fluoridation (in children especially), compared to those with fluoridation, we see that there is a direct benefit in water fluoridation and strongly urge the city to maintain its fluoridation program. Opponents to fluoridation claim risk to health from fluoridation. Dental caries also presents a health risk and is easily quantifiable. From affecting proper nutrition, to risk of systemic infections, dental health is a major factor in overall well-being. Fluoridation has been the major contributor to caries prevention. Unfortunately, removal of fluoride from the city’s water supply will have no noticeable immediate effect. Cavities don’t happen overnight. And just as the squeaky wheel aphorism is true, so is, “People have short memories.” The fluoride debate will be long forgotten when the real effects of unfluoridated water kick in. Parents will wonder why their children have more cavities, why their dental bills are higher, why their dental insurance premiums have increased, but they will not link these outcomes with the removal of fluoride. As a dentist, I only have one voice in the fluoride debate but the outcome will affect all of my patients. It is for them that I am speaking. The segment of the population that benefits the most from fluoridation is the children. They also will suffer the consequences of fluoridation removal the most. Life in this world is a constant balance of risk and benefit. The accepted science says that the negative health risks are minimal. The benefits are great. The continued dental health of the citizens of Red Deer should be the top priority.

Joe Anglin MLA for Rimbey-Rocky Mountain House- Sundre

‘Greater Tuna’ a disappointment Recently I had a meeting scheduled in Red Deer and decided to travel a day early; hoping to find some good entertainment for Friday night. The Black Night Inn was selling tickets to the play Greater Tuna, and I shelled out my $28 to see it. From the advertising, I was hoping that I would have a Letters from Wingfield Farm experience or at least a couple of laughs, but that definitely wasn’t the case. The lively country music played before the curtain opened was promising and the two actors who switched costumes and roles in a matter of minutes throughout had some good skills, but the setting and content of the play was disturbing to say the least. First of all, it was obvious that Greater Tuna was written about an American community of several decades ago. Whatever happened to Canadian content — especially when one of the sponsors is the Alberta

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A pit bull that kills a cat should not be trusted to be around children I recently heard on the news of two separate attacks on children by pit bulls. Just a few days before a friend of mine lost a much loved pet as a pit bull attacked. When she could not find her cat she called Animal Services and was told a cat matching the description of hers was killed by a pit bull in her neighbourhood. If I had a pet or child and lived in this vicinity, I would be very concerned for their safety. If this dog would attack and kill a cat, I certainly would not trust it near a child. Obviously the dog’s owner did not or could not control the animal. Rose Pigott Red Deer

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RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 A5 Foundation for the Arts? A radio station portrayed in the script had call letters OKKK and broadcast information about a meeting that was being held for people with weapons who would discuss how to deal with the sharecroppers. Body language included cocking a rifle. There were several other highly discriminatory lines that were race-bashing and frankly, I didn’t think any of that was very appropriate. Just before the intermission, one of the female characters poisoned a dog and then made arrangements to have it run over with a vehicle. Apparently this was not the first time that the woman had murdered canine. That’s not funny. The crowd consisted of more staff than ticket buyers and I didn’t want to walk out in the middle of the acting because the ushers had been so kind and welcoming. One of them told me that tomorrow — Saturday night — was their “Save the Stage” performance and there was obvious hope that the theatre would be packed and the play well-received. I waited until intermission and tried to quietly sneak out, but was stopped by ushers who asked my opinion. Being a positive person, I commented on the music but, when asked point blank about the play, I could not lie. My comment was, “The actors are good but I didn’t like the play because it was America and discriminatory.” Heading to my car, I realized quickly that I wasn’t alone as I saw other audience members were also heading to their vehicles and pulling out of the parking lot. This is a shame. The theatre is lovely and it would be nice to see that the building is saved, but not if the stage is going to be used for a trashy script like we witnessed that night. No wonder people left at intermission. After returning to my hotel I read articles from the Red Deer Advocate and the Red Deer Express that called the work “redneck.” Well, obviously redneck isn’t selling in Red Deer. I’m not even sure that redneck is the right term for this. It was more like pre-civil rights — before everyone was expected to respect other people and their animals. And it certainly wasn’t dignified Alberta. Before that night I truly believed that we, as a society, had matured to a much higher level than this. Maybe I was wrong. BOWER PLACE SHOPPING CENTRE Ph:


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tors in Alberta unexpectedly shut off at roughly the same time when electricity demand was reaching a summer time high. According to the Alberta System Electric Operator (AESO) — soaring temperatures on this day drove Alberta’s demand for electricity. As the result of the shortage of electricity, widespread power outages spread out across the province, negatively impacting economic activity and endangering the safety of Albertans when traffic signals at busy intersections began to fail. The unexpected shut down of the six generators also spiked electricity prices from $11 MW to $1,000 MW in a matter of minutes. Now electricity bills across Alberta are expected to rise in September, on average, 28% to pay for the shortage of electricity on July 9th. What Albertans have not been told about the rolling blackouts of July 9th, and what Albertans have not been told about the price gouging that subsequently followed is that the AESO also arbitrarily reduced electricity imports by 225 MW or 31%, at the very same time the system needed electricity. Six generators shut off (tripped off-line) placing the system at risk of a possible blackout, but only after the AESO arbitrarily and deliberately reduced imports by 225 MW did the rolling blackout actually happen. In effect, the AESO initiated and effectuated the rolling blackouts. The public will now be forced to pay for this debacle! The public deserves answers! Knowing the lights were going to go out, who made the decision to limit electricity imports and begin the rolling blackouts? It is hard for me to imagine that a middle manager at the AESO would have the authority to make such a decision. It is even harder for me to imagine that a senior manager at the AESO would turn the lights off without first consulting with the Department of Energy. Most importantly, why should the public (hard working people, including our seniors, small business owners, and low-income citizens), pay for this mismanagement? The public needs answers and this government has shown time and time again that it is not willing to provide answers. While transparency and accountability may be the official buzzwords in the premier’s office, findings of fact and official reports are missing in action. You might say they are virtually invisible. It’s not that the facts and reports do not exist — they do! They are just not available for the public to see and read. So as Albertans pay this month’s outrageous electric bills, the Minister of Energy is withholding the Retail Market Review Committee’s 390-page report from the public, which includes 41 recommendations on how to improve electricity bills There is no rational or reasonable explanation why the public cannot see these recommendations. After all, it’s the public that has to pay.




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Conservative MPs get an earful on budget cuts OTTAWA — The Conservative caucus meets for the first time Monday since Parliament packed up for the summer, but the catching-up chatter won’t all be about cottages and barbecues. Many MPs have had to cope all season with the fallout from last spring’s budget cuts, some of which hit local services in areas such as train travel, the coast guard and interior waterways. The lobbying has been going on hard in some cases to try and mitigate the impact of the decisions on constituents. Barry Devolin and several of his Ontario colleagues have been dealing with the announced cuts to the operating season for the Trent-Severn Waterway and the Rideau Canal. The MPs managed to persuade Environment Minister Peter Kent to hold off on cutting short the season this year and start a consultation on how best to deal with the budget limitations on the waterways. They delivered a proposal in late August. Devolin is working on a private member’s bill that would transfer the management of the Trent-Severn Waterway to an independent agency. He said the economic development potential of the waterway has yet to be fully realized. “I grew up along this system, and it’s important to me and it’s important to a lot of people in my riding,” Devolin said. “Very often the conversation would turn to: if we’re going to fix this, why don’t we really fix it? Is Parks Canada the right home for the Trent-Severn, does it fit in?” On Vancouver Island, MP James Lunney opposed the cuts to the closure of several maritime communications

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and traffic service centres (MCTS) along the B.C. coastline, as well as the shuttering of a search and rescue station in Vancouver. “We have the best-trained MCTS personnel in the world; our SAR techs are second to none. They’ve done it all to provide safe and effective service,” Lunney wrote in a public statement in June. “In recent weeks, I have met with responsible authorities in Ottawa and written suggesting more workable solutions. I trust the public uproar has helped underscore my concerns and I remain hopeful that a more promising solution can be embraced for coastal B.C.” Across Canada, other MPs have been dealing with staffing and service reductions at Via Rail stations. Some stations now go unstaffed, raising complaints from disabled passengers who say they can’t get on the train without assistance. The budget announced $41.2 million in cuts to Via over three years. Sarnia-Lambton MP Patricia Davidson took the issue up with Steven Fletcher, the minister of state for transport, two weeks ago. “We’re trying to see if we cannot get this changed around,” Davidson told the Sarnia Observer. “All the VIA changes are pretty upsetting to the community and to all of us.” In New Brunswick, MP John Williamson has had to defend the government’s decision to reduce the budget

at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Three jobs were lost at the St. Andrew’s Biological Station. Williamson says the cuts weren’t as

bad as the local media and opposition suggested — three lost staff rather than 16 — and people understand. “I have had federal job layoffs in my riding and I hear about it, nobody wants to see good jobs disappear,” Williamson said. “But when the option is higher taxes, cuts to social transfers to health and education or to transfers to individuals, or finding savings in the government, most of my constituents think there’s room for efficiencies in federal spending.”


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THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — The cost to Canadian taxpayers for Luka Rocco Magnotta’s extradition from Germany, aboard a government plane fit for the prime minister, is expected to be about $375,000. The estimated price tag for the accused killer’s unusual journey home includes flight expenses, catering service and a hotel stay for authorities who fetched the fugitive from across the Atlantic, according to federal documents obtained by The Canadian Press. Berlin police arrested Magnotta in early June to end an international manhunt following the killing and dismemberment of Chinese national Jun Lin. Magnotta is facing several charges in connection with the gruesome slaying, including first-degree murder. The 30-year-old porn actor and stripper has pleaded not guilty to all counts. The chilling details of the crimes he’s accused of caught media attention around the world. The circumstances of his exceptional return to Canadian soil also raised eyebrows. Magnotta flew home aboard one of the military’s CC-150 Polaris Airbus transport planes, an aircraft that can be configured to accommodate prominent passengers such as the prime minister, foreign dignitaries, the Governor General and members of the Royal Family. The flights, from an Alberta military base to Germany and back to Canada, spanned 23.9 hours at an estimated rate of $15,505 per hour — for a total cost of $370,570. The rate is an estimate that includes maintenance, hangar fees, crew salaries and fuel, which makes up $6,420 of the hourly cost, according to the Department of National Defence. The hotel cost for eight crew members to stay overnight in Berlin was expected to come to nearly $1,300, while the catering total was approximately $3,500 — $1,500 in Montreal and $2,000 in the German capital.

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JETS SIGN KANE The Winnipeg Jets agreed to a six-year contract with star forward Evander Kane on Saturday night. The club issued a statement announcing the deal about 30 minutes prior to the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement expiring at midnight Eastern time. “Obviously very excited about it,” Kane said on a conference call. “I’m grateful that the Winnipeg Jets took that leap of faith and make that kind of commitment.” Kane, 21, played in 74 games with the Jets last season, recording 57 points (30-27) and 53 penalty minutes. He said he didn’t feel pressure to get sign a new contract before the pending lockout. “I think obviously you want to get a deal done as soon as possible, but things like this take time and it came up to the very last hour to get a deal done,” he said. “Better late than never.”

BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Tigers 2 Rebels 1 STETTLER — An uneven performance on Saturday left the Red Deer Rebels with a rather lopsided Western Hockey League preseason record. The Rebels encountered difficulties in establishing a regular rhythm in their final exhibition contest and fell 2-1 to the Medicine Hat Tigers before a healthy gathering at the Stettler Recreation Centre. It certainly wasn’t all bad, as the Rebels carried the play through the second half of the game. But they found a way to lose — again — and finished the preseason without a win in six outings. “We were a little inconsistent at times tonight. We did some good things and at other times we were on a heels a bit,” said Rebels head coach Jesse Wallin. “We were soft in our zone, particularly in the second period, but we got out there in the third and got back to our game. We had some sustained pressure in the third and didn’t give them much, other than the power play they scored on.” Newcomer Miles Koules potted the winner at 9:28 of the final frame with Rebels overage forward Charles Inglis serving a cross-checking penalty. Red Deer successfully killed off an infraction just seconds before Inglis was flagged and the Tigers took advantage of their second straight man-advantage opportunity. “Ultimately that was the difference for us in the game, again,” said Wallin, whose squad fell 2-1 to the Edmonton Oil Kings on an overtime power-play tally 24 hours earlier. “We took a bad penalty there, a veteran play can’t take that penalty. “That ended up being the difference in the game, but we had some chances on our own power play late and didn’t capitalize. You have to bear down on the opportunities you get.” The Rebels created more than their

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Cory Millette of the Rebels fires a shot toward Tigers goaltender Kenny Cameron, with defenceman Spenser Jensen between them. share of scoring chances while outshooting the Tigers 30-27, but as was the case through most of the preseason, they struggled to find the back of the net and in fact simply misfired on several occasions. Tigers goaltender Kenny Camerson came up with 29 saves, four more than Rebels stopper Patrik Bartosak. “We had some real quality chances, es-

pecially in the third period. We had some in real tight around the net but just didn’t execute,” said Wallin. “We had some plays in the slot where we shot right at the goaltender and we had a couple of back door plays where we just missed the puck.

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Tuesday ● High school girls volleyball interlocking: JV/senior at Camrose — Camrose vs. Hunting Hills, Lacombe vs. Sylvan Lake, 6 p.m.; Camrose vs. Sylvan Lake, Lacombe vs. Hunting Hills, 7:30 p.m; At Rocky Mountain House — Wetaskiwin vs. Lindsay Thurber, JV; Rocky Mountain House vs. Central Alberta Christian, senior; Wetaskiwin vs. Lindsay Thurber, senior, 6 p.m.; Wetaskiwin vs. Rocky Mountain House, JV and senior at 7:30 p.m.; Lindsay Thurber vs. Central Alberta Christian, senior, 7:30 p.m.


whom head coach Kavis Reed later said had been playing at just 80 per cent, was replaced by Steven Jyles with six minutes left in the third quarter. Jyles, in turn, was replaced soon after by Matt Nichols. But Joseph came back on the field when Nichols went down with an injury to end the third. Jyles returned with four minutes left in the fourth and was intercepted by Webb with 1:42 left in the game on a pass intended for Fred Stamps. Webb returned it 98 yards for the touchdown and the final score. Both Joseph and coach Reed called the result an embarrassment. “We did not do our franchise any justice tonight,” Reed said. “The way we performed was not average. It was not mediocre, it was not very good.” The Hamilton defence held Edmonton to 365 yards net offence — just 56 on the ground. “Whenever something like this happens, whenever it goes bad it is absolutely my fault,” Reed said. “One hundred per cent me. I have to look at what I’m doing how I’m doing it and who I’m doing it with. “It’s absolutely on me.” Cobourne, who has been relegated to backup running back this season, started the game in place of an injured Chevon Walker. Cobourne carried the ball 18 times for 121 yards and a touchdown.

STETTLER — Turner Elson was warming up to the prospect of playing with the Abbotsford Heat this season, but his American Hockey League assignment will have to wait. With an NHL lockout imminent, the Calgary Flames contacted the 20-yearold forward Saturday and advised him not to report to their AHL farm team’s training camp next week. That means Elson is staying put for an overage season in the Western Hockey League with the Red Deer Rebels. John Wisebrod, the Flames’ assistant general manager of player personnel, broke the news to Elson a few hours before the Rebels bused to Stettler for Saturday night’s WHL exhibition game against the Medicine Hat Tigers. “I’m staying back and not attending (Abbotsford’s) camp, because of the lockout,” Elson said after Red Deer’s 2-1 loss. “(Wisebrod) called me and said there’s just too many guys going there, and it would be better for my development to stay down here, so that’s what I’m doing.” Elson, who just turned 20 on Thursday, made waves last fall as a walk-on at the Calgary and Abbotsford camps. He earned a two-way pro contract before returning to the Rebels. This season, he was banking on taking it one step further and hoped to at least knock on the door of pro hockey. “I was going to make sure they remembered me, and even if I did get cut, that they thought of me every time something happened,” said Elson, almost six feet and 185 pounds. “I was going to go there and be a tough kid to play against, be hard-nosed (and) fight a little bit. I was just going to be that guy that they remembered. Too bad it can’t happen, but I’m still glad that I’m back here.” Elson was slated to open the WHL regular season with the Rebels this coming weekend, and then report to his AHL camp. Although the labour unrest in the NHL has derailed the pro part of those plans, he wasn’t necessarily caught off guard by Saturday’s directive. “I was preparing for it,” Elson said. “I always prepare for the worst thing, instead of preparing for the best thing, because it’s easier to fall back on. I was ready for it. I thought it was going to happen, but I didn’t know for sure. But it’s OK for me.” It’s more than OK for the Rebels, who need the experience and grit that Elson can provide.

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Burris, Ti-Cats staying focused after hammering Esks BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Hamilton 51 Edmonton 8 HAMILTON, Ont. — Quarterback Henry Burris is hoping to turn the Hamilton TigerCats season around a game at a time. Burris threw three touchdowns in Hamilton’s emphatic 51-8 win over the Edmonton Eskimos on Saturday, ending the Tiger-Cats five-game losing streak and keeping them in the CFL’s playoff picture. “I take it one step at a time,” he said. “It’s definitely the direction that we want to go.” After an inconsistent first half, Hamilton overcame an early eight-point deficit to score 51 unanswered points, including 35 in the second half. The Tiger-Cats improved to 4-7. Edmonton, which would currently bump Hamilton out of a playoff spot in a crossover, has lost three straight and falls to 5-6. Hamilton now has two games coming up against division opponents in their fight to get back in the playoff hunt. “We really needed this game and more importantly to get the season started right for ourselves at this point playing at home because if you’re going to make the playoffs, you’ve got to be able to win the games at home,” said Burris, who completed 23 of 33 pass attempts for 418 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Jerome Messam scored Edmonton’s lone touchdown while Bakari Grant, Dave Stala, Andy Fantuz, Chris Williams, Avon Cobourne and Dee Webb all scored for Hamilton. Hamilton’s Luca Congi kicked all three field-goal attempts in the second quarter, from 10, 22 and 45 yards. Edmonton kicker Grant Shaw missed his lone attempt from 48 yards and back-up Brody McKnight, acquired this week, was blocked on his 48-yard attempt. Edmonton quarterback Kerry Joseph,


B2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Sept. 17, 2012


REBELS: Frustrating ELSON: ‘Most of the guys are pumped’


New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) stiff-arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers strong safety Mark Barron (24) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, in East Rutherford, N.J.

Giants win a wild one GIANTS 41 TAMPA 34 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning came up with a near-record performance in throwing for 510 yards, and Andre Brown scored on a 2-yard run with 31 seconds left to lift the New York Giants to a wild 41-34 victory Sunday over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Manning’s yardage total was the second most for a Giants quarterback, and tied for the eighth highest in NFL history. He threw three firsthalf interceptions, and came back with a monster 295 yards passing in the second, finishing 3 yards short of Phil Simms’ team record. The Bucs (1-1) led by 11 points before the Super Bowl champions came back and avoided an 0-2 start. Manning threw touchdowns of 23 yards to Hakeem Nicks, 80 to Victor Cruz and 33 to Martellus Bennett with 3:59 to play to give New York a 34-27 lead. CARDINALS 20, PATRIOTS 18 FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Backup quarterback Kevin Kolb threw for one touchdown and ran for another, Stephen Gostkowski missed a potential winning field goal in the final seconds, and Arizona moved to 2-0. The Patriots took over when Vince Wilfork recovered a fumble at the Cardinals 30 with 1:01 left. A 30-yard run into the end zone by Danny Woodhead was nullified by a holding penalty. PANTHERS 35, SAINTS 27 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards to hand New Orleans its first 0-2 start since 2007. One week after tying a franchise low with 10 yards rushing in a loss to Tampa Bay, the Panthers ran for 219 yards and Newton, DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert all scored on short touchdown runs. EAGLES 24, RAVENS 23 PHILADELPHIA — Michael Vick scored on a 1-yard TD run with 1:55 left, helping Philadelphia overcome a slew of turnovers. Rookie kicker Justin Tucker made field goals of 56, 51 and 48 yards for the Ravens, but Joe Flacco couldn’t get Baltimore (1-1) in his range in the final minute. Flacco overthrew Ray Rice on fourth-and-1 from the Ravens 46, and the Eagles ran out the clock. COLTS 23, VIKINGS 20 INDIANAPOLIS — Adam Vinatieri made a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds left to give Andrew Luck his first NFL victory. Minnesota (1-1) rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the final 5 ½ minutes and tied the score on a 6-yard TD pass from Christian Ponder to Kyle Rudolph with 31 seconds left. DOLPHINS 35, RAIDERS 13 MIAMI — Reggie Bush ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and Miami won a home opener for the first time since 2005. Ryan Tannehill threw his first NFL touchdown pass, ran for another and

avoided any turnovers after tossing three interceptions in his pro debut a week earlier. TEXANS 27, JAGUARS 7 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Arian Foster ran for 110 yards and a touchdown, Ben Tate added 74 yards and two scores and Houston dominated from the start. The Texans improved to 2-0 for the third consecutive season by winning their fourth in a row against the AFC South rival Jaguars, who started 0-2 for the third time in the last five years. BILLS 35, CHIEFS 17 ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — C.J. Spiller scored twice and had 123 yards rushing in sparking Buffalo. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes, including a 49-yarder to Stevie Johnson, and Leodis McKelvin scored on an 88-yard punt return — the second longest in team history — in the Bills’ home opener. BENGALS 34, BROWNS 27 CINCINNATI — Adam “Pacman” Jones returned Cleveland’s first punt 81 yards for a touchdown, and Andy Dalton matched his career high with three touchdown passes. The Bengals (1-1) have won 13 of the last 16 against the Browns (0-2), who got impressive games from their rookie quarterback and running back but still couldn’t get a win. STEELERS 27, JETS 10 PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger passed for 275 yards and two touchdowns and Pittsburgh smothered the Jets in the second half. Roethlisberger completed 24 of 31 passes. He hit Heath Miller for a 1-yard score to give the Steelers (1-1) the lead late in the first half, then found Mike Wallace for a 37-yard strike early in the third quarter to break the game open. RAMS 31, REDSKINS 28 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sam Bradford threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns and Danny Amendola caught 15 passes for 160 yards in rallying St. Louis The Rams made their comeback after running back Steven Jackson left the game after drawing an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter. Later, coach Jeff Fisher said Jackson left because of a groin injury. SEAHAWKS 27, COWBOYS 7 SEATTLE — Marshawn Lynch ran for 122 yards and a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter and Seattle’s special teams came up with two huge first-quarter plays that led to 10 points. Michael Robinson forced Felix Jones to fumble on the opening kickoff that led to a short field goal, and Malcolm Smith blocked Chris Jones’ punt which Jeron Johnson returned for a touchdown to give Seattle (1-1) a 10-0 lead in less than 5 minutes. CHARGERS 38, TITANS 10 SAN DIEGO — Tight end Dante Rosario had three touchdown catches for the first time in his NFL career and San Diego’s defence harassed

Jake Locker all day. Before the game, the Chargers (2-0) retired Junior Seau’s No. 55. Seau, the hard-hitting, firstpumping leader of the Chargers for 13 seasons, committed suicide May 2. 49ERS 27, LIONS 19 SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco’s stingy defence denied Matthew Stafford another milestone and Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards from Alex Smith. Smith completed 20 of 31 throws for 226 yards and extended his franchise-record streak of passes without an interception to 216, leading the NFC West favourite Niners (2-0) to their ninth straight win in the series. The 49ers ran their home winning streak against the Lions (1-1) to 12 games. Frank Gore carried 17 times for 89 yards and a 1-yard touchdown for the 49ers. Calvin Johnson caught eight passes for 94 yards, but that was hardly enough as the Lions (1-1) never got closer than the 20 until their final drive. Stafford finished 19 for 32 with 230 yards, one touchdown and an interception, missing a chance to become the first player in NFL history to throw for 350 yards in five straight games.

“Most of the guys heard that I’m staying back,” he said. “They’re pretty pumped, and I hope I can bring us a championship this year.” Just one day before Elson learned he would be staying with the Rebels, the WHL team cut his younger brother Trace, who has been assigned to the junior A Whitecourt Wolverines, the newest team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. “It’s tough, but he’s a good player and he has a lot of abilities that can make him play in this league (the WHL), so hopefully he gets another chance somewhere else during the year, and I hope he takes advantage of it,” Turner said of Trace. “I thought he was very close (to earning a forward job with Red Deer).” Former Rebels star Ryan NugentHopkins, an NHL rookie last season, was among the Edmonton Oilers assigned to the AHL’s Oklahoma City Barons on Saturday. “It’s kind of hard situation for everybody,” Turner Elson said. “It’s really a trickle-down effect. I know it’s going to affect a lot of players in the league, but as long as you’ve got a good place like here (Red Deer) for me to stay, it’s all good.”

HAMILTON: Got momentum before the half Hamilton took a 16-8 lead into the half when Webb blocked McKnight’s field goal attempt and the ball was picked up by Grant and run back 58 yards with time expired in the first half. “To score that touchdown, threw the momentum hugely in our favour right before the half,” said Ticats head coach George Cortez. “It’s always positive to win,” he added. “It always gives you, I hate to say momentum because that’s a game-togame thing, it gives you confidence that you can get the task accomplished.” Burris was also talking about confidence. The Ticat offence, which has become renowned for poor thirdquarter showings this season, made adjustments at the half and came out firing, scoring 21 points in the next 15 minutes of play. “Those first two drives in the third quarter were pretty big for us,” Burris said. “We were able to go down the field and put points on the board. “That’s the way we’ve got to play with all this talent that we have and now, hopefully, with this extra confidence we’re going to get from this game it will allow us to focus on the little things we didn’t do well, like the

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“We generated some opportunities, especially in the third period, but we have to find a way to capitalize on them.” Tigers sniper Hunter Shinkaruk raced down the left wing and beat Bartosak to the glove side 10:38 into the contest and the goal help up until Czech defenceman Jan Bittner pulled the Rebels even early in the third period. Colten Mayor out-battled a Tigers defenceman in the corner and threw the puck out front to Bittner, whose quick release caught the top of the net. But that was it for the Rebels, who pressured the visitors with a power play and an extra man for Bartosak in the final minute. “It was kind of a frustrating game. It felt like we struggled in our D zone a bit and yet there were times when we broke out and generated pressure in their end,” said Rebels captain Adam Kambeitz. While thoroughly disappointed with the outcome and the 0-6 preseason record, Wallin said the team will look ahead and put in a solid week of practice leading into their regular-season opener on Friday versus the visiting Calgary Hitmen. “We can’t dwell on it,” said Wallin. “You play to win every time you step on the ice and it’s frustrating when you don’t, but yet we had some players who we wanted to evaluate and get a look at and we feel like we did that through the preseason. “It’s onward and upward. It is what is. We’ve gone through the evaluation process and now the real thing starts Friday and this week we have to focus on getting ready for that. It’s all zeros right now and we want to start the right way come Friday.” Kambeitz offered similar sentiments in regards to the winless preseason. “We’re not happy about it and we know we have to get better, but we wake up tomorrow and the preseason is over, it’s a wash,” he said. “We’re going into the regular season now and our goal is to get ready and to come out with a win that first night.” Kambeitz is also optimistic that the Rebels’ scoring woes will end soon. “I think maybe it comes down to just feeling confident of putting pucks in the net and that will come with practice and hard work,” he said. “We have a full week of practice coming up and I know we’ll be working on that. Just bearing down in practice hopefully will pay off in games.” ● The Rebels released forward Ryley Bennefield following Saturday’s game. Bennefield, 18, joined the team last week on a tryout basis . . . The Calgary Hitmen acquired Olds native and left wing Zane Jones and a sixth-round pick in the 2013 bantam draft from the Victoria Royals on Saturday in return for overage left winger Alex Gogolev and a fourth-round pick in the 2013 draft. Jones recorded 32 points, including 14 goals, and 64 penalty minutes over 68 games as a member of the Royals in 2011-12.




Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Baseball 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 83 63 .568 — 82 64 .562 1 78 68 .534 5 66 79 .455 16 1/2 66 81 .449 17 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB 79 66 .545 — 77 68 .531 2 66 80 .452 13 1/2 61 86 .415 19 60 87 .408 20 West Division W L Pct GB 87 59 .596 — 84 62 .575 3 80 67 .544 7 1/2 70 77 .476 17 1/2

NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB WC Washington 89 57 .610 — — Atlanta 84 63 .571 5 1/2 — Philadelphia 73 74 .497 16 1/2 4 New York 66 80 .452 23 10 1/2 Miami 65 82 .442 24 1/2 12 Central Division W L Pct GB WC Cincinnati 88 59 .599 — — St. Louis 77 70 .524 11 — Milwaukee 74 72 .507 13 1/2 2 1/2 Pittsburgh 73 72 .503 14 3 Chicago 58 88 .397 29 1/2 18 1/2 Houston 48 99 .327 40 29 West Division W L Pct GB WC San Francisco 83 63 .568 — — Los Angeles 76 71 .517 7 1/2 1 Arizona 72 74 .493 11 4 1/2 San Diego 71 76 .483 12 1/2 6 Colorado 58 87 .400 24 1/2 18

WC — 4 1/2 16 21 1/2 22 1/2 WC — — 2 1/2 12 1/2

Sunday’s results Toronto 5 Boston 0 N.Y. Yankees 6 Tampa Bay 4 Chicago White Sox 9 Minnesota 2 L.A. Angels 4 Kansas City 3 Cleveland 7 Detroit 6 Texas 2 Seattle 1 Baltimore 9 Oakland 5 Saturday’s results


Boston 000 000 000 — 0 7 2 Toronto 000 000 32x — 5 7 0 Lester, Bard (8), A.Miller (8), Atchison (8) and Lavarnway; Morrow, Cecil (7), Lyon (7), Oliver (8), Janssen (9) and Arencibia. W—Lyon 3-0. L—Lester 9-12. HRs—Toronto, Hechavarria (2). Chicago 002 106 000 — 9 10 0 Minnesota 100 010 000 — 2 6 1 Peavy, Omogrosso (7), Veal (8), Humber (9) and Flowers; Diamond, Swarzak (6), Waldrop (6), Burton (8), Perkins (9) and Doumit, C.Herrmann. W— Peavy 11-11. L—Diamond 11-8. HRs—Chicago, A.Dunn (39), Viciedo (21). Minnesota, Mauer (10). Los Angeles 130 000 000 — 4 10 1 Kansas City 011 100 000 — 3 6 1 Haren, Maronde (6), Richards (7), S.Downs (8), Walden (8), Jepsen (9) and Bo.Wilson; W.Smith, L.Coleman (6), Crow (7), K.Herrera (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez. W—Haren 11-11. L—W.Smith 5-8. Sv—Jepsen (2). HRs—Los Angeles, Trumbo (31). Kansas City, T.Abreu (1). Detroit 201 000 300 — 6 10 1 Cleveland 000 221 002 — 7 13 1 Porcello, Smyly (5), B.Villarreal (8), Coke (8), Valverde (9) and Avila, G.Laird; U.Jimenez, J.Smith (7), Pestano (8), E.Rogers (9) and C.Santana. W—E.Rogers 2-1. L—Valverde 3-3. HRs—Detroit, Mi.Cabrera (38). Seattle 000 000 010 — 1 6 0 Texas 000 110 00x — 2 7 1 Beavan, C.Capps (8) and Olivo; M.Harrison, Uehara (9) and Napoli. W—M.Harrison 17-9. L—Beavan 9-10. Sv—Uehara (1). HRs—Seattle, Smoak (16). Texas, Beltre (33). Baltimore 011 110 302 — 9 13 0 Oakland 200 000 021 — 5 11 0 Wolf, Tom.Hunter (5), Matusz (6), O’Day (8), Strop (9), Ji.Johnson (9) and Wieters; Straily, Blackley (5), Scribner (6), Figueroa (6), T.Ross (6), J.Miller (7), J.Chavez (9) and Kottaras. W—Matusz 6-10. L—Straily 2-1. Sv—Ji.Johnson (43). HRs— Baltimore, Wieters 2 (21). Oakland, Reddick (29), Drew (3). AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS AB 560 504 617 489 550 405 555 481 479 479

R 96 116 93 76 90 58 66 73 60 91

H 185 166 199 157 175 127 172 148 147 146

Cincinnati 010 111 000 01 — 5 17 0 Miami 000 200 110 00 — 4 8 1 (11 innings) Latos, LeCure (8), Marshall (10), Ondrusek (10), Broxton (11) and D.Navarro; Nolasco, Webb (6), Da.Jennings (6), A.Ramos (7), Gaudin (8), M.Dunn (8), Cishek (9), H.Bell (10), Zambrano (11) and J.Buck. W—Ondrusek 4-2. L—Zambrano 7-10. Sv—Broxton (2). Philadelphia 100 030 020 — 6 9 1 Houston 002 001 40x — 7 8 1 Halladay, Bastardo (7), Aumont (7), De Fratus (7) and Ruiz; Lyles, Ambriz (6), W.Wright (7), X.Cedeno (8), Storey (8), W.Lopez (8) and Corporan. W—W.Wright 2-2. L—Bastardo 2-5. Sv—W.Lopez (6). HRs—Houston, S.Moore (8), Corporan (4).

Pittsburgh 030 033 000 — 9 14 1 Chicago 100 045 03x — 13 15 1 Locke, Resop (5), van den Hurk (6), J.Hughes (6), Qualls (6), Leroux (7), Ju.Wilson (8) and Barajas; Volstad, Al.Cabrera (5), Socolovich (6), Beliveau (6), J.Chapman (7), Camp (8), Marmol (9) and W.Castillo. W—Beliveau 1-0. L—J.Hughes 2-2. HRs—Pittsburgh, Barajas (10), P.Alvarez 2 (29). Chicago, Mather (5), Rizzo 2 (14). Colorado 032 000 060 — 11 11 2 San Diego 101 180 001 — 12 16 1 White, Ottavino (5), Mat.Reynolds (5), Scahill (6), Brothers (8), Belisle (8) and Pacheco, W.Rosario; Werner, Bass (6), Boxberger (7), Burns (8), Layne (8), Vincent (8), Gregerson (9), Thatcher (9) and Jo.Baker. W—Thatcher 1-4. L—Belisle 3-7. HRs—Colorado, White (2), McBride (1), Rutledge (8). San Diego, Headley (28). 003 — 5 000 — 2

8 7

0 0

(12 innings) Wainwright, Rosenthal (7), Salas (9), S.Miller (11), Motte (12) and Y.Molina; Fife, Sh.Tolleson (6), Choate (7), J.Wright (7), P.Rodriguez (7), League (8), Belisario (10), Guerrier (11), Ely (12), Wall (12) and Treanor, A.Ellis. W—S.Miller 1-0. L—Ely 0-2. Sv—Motte (35). HRs—Los Angeles, Ethier (19).

Pct. .330 .329 .323 .321 .318 .314 .310 .308 .307 .305

Home Runs Hamilton, Texas, 42; Encarnacion, Toronto, 40; ADunn, Chicago, 39; Granderson, New York, 39; MiCabrera, Detroit, 38; Willingham, Minnesota, 34; Beltre, Texas, 33. Runs Batted In MiCabrera, Detroit, 123; Hamilton, Texas, 123; Willingham, Minnesota, 105; Encarnacion, Toronto, 102; Fielder, Detroit, 98; Pujols, Los Angeles, 96; Butler, Kansas City, 95.

East Division GP W L T 11 7 4 0 11 6 5 0 11 4 7 0 11 2 9 0

PF 301 278 341 203

PA 327 274 347 365

Pt 14 12 8 4

Sask 16 93 225 318 30 288 22-34 178 0-0 1-1 2 6-42.0 17-181 29:36

Mtl 20 62 266 328 35 293 14-27 188 2-37 2-2 3 4-40.3 11-85 30:24

Net offence is yards passing plus yards rushing minus team losses such as yards lost on broken plays. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — Sask: Sheets 12-81, Sanders 2-6, Dressler 1-6; Mtl: Whitaker 14-45, V.Anderson 5-14, McPherson 3-3. Receiving — Sask: Dressler 6-78, Getzlaf 5-63, Sheets 3-37, Sanders 5-32, Smith 2-10, McHenry 1-5; Mtl: Whitaker 4-102, S.Green 3-82, Richardson 4-61, V.Anderson 1-8, Bratton 1-8, Lavoie 1-5. Passing — Sask: Willy 22-34, 225 yards, 1 TD, 2 ints; Mtl: Calvillo 14-27-266-1-0. SATURDAY Tiger-Cats 51, Eskimos 8 First Quarter Edm —Single Shaw 48 2:10 Edm — TD Messam 1 run (Shaw convert) 7:25 Second Quarter Ham — FG Congi 10 2:00 Ham — FG Congi 22 7:04 Ham — FG Congi 45 13:06 Ham — TD B.Grant 58 blocked field goal return (Congi convert) 15:00 Third Quarter Ham — TD Stala 87 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 3:19 Ham — TD Fantuz 21 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 8:35 Ham — TD C.Williams 25 pass from Burris (Congi convert) 12:37 Fourth Quarter Ham — TD Cobourne 12 run (Congi convert) 10:33 Ham — TD Webb 98 interception return (Congi convert) 13:18 Edmonton 8 0 0 0 — 8 Hamilton 0 16 21 14 — 51 Attendance — 24,162 at Hamilton.

New York 000 000 000 — 0 2 0 Milwaukee 000 201 00x — 3 8 0 C.Young, Edgin (7), Acosta (7), F.Francisco (8) and Thole; W.Peralta, Axford (9) and M.Maldonado. W—W.Peralta 2-0. L—C.Young 4-8. Sv—Axford (29). HRs—Milwaukee, Braun 2 (40), Ar.Ramirez (24).

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Pt 16 14 10 10

TEAM STATISTICS First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Team losses Net offence Passes made-tried Total return yards Interceptions-yards by Fumbles-lost Sacks by Punts-average Penalties-yards Time of possession


St. Louis 200 000 Los Angeles 002 000

PA 204 257 234 256

SUNDAY SUMMARY Alouettes 28, Roughriders 17 First Quarter Mtl — TD Whitaker 3 run (Whyte convert) 4:12 Sask — FG De Angelis 48 8:17 Mtl — TD McPherson 1 run (Whyte convert) 10:44 Second Quarter Mtl — Single Whyte 43 7:39 Sask — FG De Angelis 46 10:42 Mtl — TD Bratton 8 pass from Calvillo (White convert) 14:22 Third Quarter Sask — Safety Whyte concedes 4:02 Sask — Safety Whyte concedes 6:37 Fourth Quarter Sask — TD Sheets 33 pass from Willy (De Angelis convert) 0:45 Mtl — FG Whyte 34 8:18 Mtl — FG Whyte 41 13:05 Saskatchewan 3 3 4 7 — 17 Montreal 14 8 0 6 — 28 Attendance — 23,147 at Montreal.

Today’s games Atlanta (T.Hudson 14-6) at Miami (LeBlanc 2-4), 5:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 5-7) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 18-5), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Correia 10-9) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 6-11), 6:05 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 2-5) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 14-10), 8:15 p.m.

Tampa Bay 000 103 000 — 4 5 2 New York 005 100 00x — 6 5 1 M.Moore, B.Gomes (4), C.Ramos (5), W.Davis (6), Howell (7), Badenhop (8) and Lobaton, J.Molina; Kuroda, Logan (7), D.Phelps (7), D.Robertson (8), R.Soriano (9) and R.Martin. W— Kuroda 14-10. L—M.Moore 10-11. Sv—R.Soriano (40). HRs—Tampa Bay, Zobrist (17). New York, R.Martin (17).

PF 298 312 284 247

Week 13 Friday, Sept. 21 Hamilton at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22 B.C. at Edmonton, 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 Toronto at Montreal, 11 a.m. Calgary at Saskatchewan, 2 p.m.

Saturday’s results Pittsburgh 7 Chicago Cubs 6 Atlanta 5 Washington 4 Houston 5 Philadelphia 0 Miami 6 Cincinnati 4 Milwaukee 9 N.Y. Mets 6 San Francisco 3 Arizona 2 San Diego 4 Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 4 St. Louis 3

Today’s games Detroit (Fister 9-8) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 6-4), 12:10 p.m. Boston (A.Cook 3-10) at Tampa Bay (Cobb 9-8), 5:10 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 7-2) at Seattle (Noesi 2-11), 8:10 p.m.

CFL West Division GP W L T B.C. 11 8 3 0 Calgary 11 7 4 0 Saskatchewan 11 5 6 0 Edmonton 11 5 6 0

Montreal Toronto Hamilton Winnipeg

Sunday’s results Cincinnati 5 Miami 4 (11 innings) Houston 7 Philadelphia 6 Milwaukee 3 N.Y. Mets 0 Chicago Cubs 13 Pittsburgh 9 San Diego 12 Colorado 11 Arizona 10 San Francisco 2 St. Louis 5 L.A. Dodgers 2 (12 innings) Atlanta 5 Washington 1

Boston 3 Toronto 2 Chicago White Sox 5 Minnesota 3 Detroit 5 Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 3 Kansas City 3 L.A. Angels 2 Seattle 8 Texas 6 Oakland 5 Baltimore 2

G MiCabrera Det 144 Trout LAA 124 Jeter NYY 144 Mauer Min 132 Beltre Tex 142 DavMurphy Tex 132 Butler KC 145 TorHunter LAA 126 Konerko CWS 129 AJackson Det 121


Pitching Price, Tampa Bay, 18-5; Weaver, Los Angeles, 17-4; Sale, Chicago, 17-6; MHarrison, Texas, 179; Scherzer, Detroit, 16-6; Darvish, Texas, 15-9; PHughes, New York, 15-12.

WC — — 4 15 1/2 16 1/2


San Francisco 100 100 000 — 2 8 2 Arizona 002 501 20x — 10 9 0 Vogelsong, Loux (4), Penny (5), Hensley (6), Kontos (7), Runzler (7), Otero (7), Machi (8) and Posey, Whiteside; Corbin, Collmenter (9) and M.Montero, Nieves. W—Corbin 6-7. L—Vogelsong 12-9. HRs—Arizona, J.Upton (15). Washington 000 001 000 — 1 6 1 Atlanta 002 000 30x — 5 5 0 G.Gonzalez, Stammen (6), S.Burnett (7), Storen (8) and K.Suzuki; Minor, Gearrin (7), Avilan (8), Durbin (9) and D.Ross. W—Minor 9-10. L—G.Gonzalez 19-8.

TEAM STATISTICS First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Team losses Net offence Passes made-tried Total return yards Interceptions-yards by Fumbles-lost Sacks by 2 Punts-average Penalties-yards Time of possession

Edm 23 56 357 413 48 365 25-44 145 2-15 2-2 5 9-40.8 8-50 29:56

Ham 26 153 418 571 13 558 23-33 302 1-98 1-2 4-42.5 10-120 30:04

Net offence is yards passing plus yards rushing minus team losses such as yards lost on broken plays. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — Edm: Charles 5-32, Nichols 1-9, Messam 5-8, Jyles 1-7; Ham: Cobourne 18-121, Rutley 1-15, C.Williams 1-11, Burris 1-6. Receiving — Edm: Stamps 2-78, Coehoorn 6-76, Koch 4-50, Henry 4-43, Chambers 5-40, Messam 2-35, Charles 1-30, Carter 1-5; Ham: C.Williams 8-125, Stala 2-98, Grant 4-66, Fantuz

3-60, Giguere 2-23, Cobourne 2-20, Rutley 1-14, Jones 1-12. Passing — Edm: Joseph 21-33, 290 yards, 0 TDs, 0 ints, Jyles 3-8-37-0-1, Nichols 1-3-30-0-0; Ham: Burris 23-33-418-3-2. Lions 28, Argonauts 23 First Quarter B.C. — Single McCallum 41 2:25 Tor — TD Black 2 fumble return (Waters convert) 11:09 Second Quarter B.C. — FG McCallum 32 7:02 B.C. — TD Gore 39 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 11:51 B.C. — TD Bruce 20 pass from Lulay (McCallum convert) 14:55 Third Quarter Tor — FG Waters 41 4:08 Tor — FG Waters 37 12:35 Fourth Quarter B.C. — FG McCallum 43 1:43 Tor — FG Waters 36 3:52 B.C. — TD Lumbala 1 run (McCallum convert) 7:21 Tor — TD Owens 52 pass from Ray (Waters convert) 9:52 Toronto 7 0 6 10 — 23 B.C. 1 17 0 10 — 28 Attendance — 28,526 at Vancouver. TEAM STATISTICS First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Total offence Team losses Net offence Passes made-tried Total return yards Interceptions-yards by Fumbles-lost Sacks by Punts-average Penalties-yards Time of possession

Tor 19 63 311 374 10 364 19-38 215 2-80 2-1 0 3-66.3 13-123 26:13

B.C. 28 125 390 515 8 507 24-40 151 1-0 2-2 1 6-56.5 10-72 33:47

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushing — Tor: Riggs 5-39, Waters 1-15, J.Jackson 2-5, Ray 1-4; B.C.: Harris 10-51, Lulay 2-42, Gore 1-17, Foord 1-5, Brown 1-4, E.Jackson 1-4, Lumbala 1-1, Reilly 1-1. Receiving — Tor: Owens 8-114, Watt 3-102, Riggs 4-43, Inman 2-28, Bradwell 1-12, Rambo 1-12; B.C.: Simon 6-117, Gore 3-96, Bruce 5-55, Harris 3-54, Iannuzzi 2-28, E.Jackson 2-28, Foster 1-10, Foord 2-2. Passing — Tor: Ray 19-38, 311 yards, 1 TD, 0 ints; B.C.: Lulay 24-40-390-3-2. NFL Odds (Favourites in capital letters; odds supplied by Western Canada Lottery Corp.) Spread O/U Today Denver at ATLANTA 2.5 51.5 NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF N.Y. Jets 1 1 0 .500 58 New England 1 1 0 .500 52 Miami 1 1 0 .500 45 Buffalo 1 1 0 .500 63

PA 55 33 43 65

Houston Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville

W 2 1 0 0

L 0 1 2 2

South T Pct 0 1.000 0 .500 0 .000 0 .000

PF 57 44 23 30

PA 17 61 72 53

Baltimore Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cleveland

W 1 1 1 0

L 1 1 1 2

North T 0 0 0 0

Pct .500 .500 .500 .000

PF 67 47 46 43

PA 37 71 41 51

L 0 0 2 2

West T 0 0 0 0

Pct 1.000 1.000 .000 .000

PF 60 31 41 27

PA 24 19 75 57

NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 2 0 0 1.000 41 Dallas 1 1 0 .500 31 Washington 1 1 0 .500 68 N.Y. Giants 1 1 0 .500 58

PA 39 44 63 58

W 2 1 0 0

San Diego Denver Kansas City Oakland

South T Pct 0 1.000 0 .500 0 .500 0 .000

W 1 1 1 0

L 0 1 1 2

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HOYLAKE, England — Scores Sunday from the final round of the US$2.75-million-Women’s British Open, at the 6,660-yard, par-72 Royal Liverpool Golf Club (a—amateur): Jiyai Shin 71-64-71-73 — 279 Inbee Park 72-68-72-76 — 288 Paula Creamer 73-72-72-72 — 289 Mika Miyazato 71-70-72-77 — 290 So Yeon Ryu 70-74-71-76 — 291 Karrie Webb 71-70-68-82 — 291 Julieta Granada 74-71-74-74 — 293 Stacy Lewis 74-70-76-74 — 294 Katie Futcher 71-71-73-79 — 294 I.K. Kim 75-72-73-75 — 295


BRIEFS Waddell first Gabrielle Waddell of Red Deer placed first in each of the 1,000-metre B final and 500m C final during the Speed Skating Canada fall World Cup selections at the Calgary Olympic Oval during the weekend. Valérie Maltais of La Baie, Que., won both the 500- and 1,000-metre distances, giving her victories in five of the six races.

Raiders romp Jeremie Key and Zac Key each scored a pair of touchdowns for the Lacombe Raiders in a 52-8 Central Alberta Bantam Football League win over the visiting Sylvan Lake Lakers on Saturday. Carter Makofka, Josh Person and Ben Arifan each added a major for the winners, who got five converts from Jarrett Henderson. Nathaniel Morgan scored the lone touchdown for the Lakers, with Brendon Slaney adding a convert. In other games, Olds downed Rocky Mountain House 38-22, Lindsay Thurber edged Hunting Hills 42-40, Stettler slipped past Notre Dame 16-14 and Strathmore hammered Innisfail 68-0.

AAA Rebels win The defending Canadian midget AAA hockey champion Red Deer Optimist Rebels opened their 2012-13 exhibition season on a positive note, posting a 3-0-1 record in the annual Alberta Midget League tournament at Strathmore. The Rebels battled to a 2-2 draw with the Calgary Buffaloes, then went on a run that included 8-3, 4-0 and 4-1 wins over the Calgary Northstars, host UFA Bisons and the Buffaloes. The Optimist Rebels take on the Northstars in a preseason encounter on Sunday at 4:15 p.m. at the Red Deer Arena before opening regularseason play on Sept. 29 at Calgary versus the Buffaloes. Red Deer’s first regular-season home game is set for Sept. 30 versus the Calgary Royals.

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Transactions BASEBALL KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Selected the contract of RHP Jake Odorizzi from Omaha (PCL). Recalled C Adam Moore, INF Irving Falu, LHP Tommy Hottovy and RHP Nate Adcock from Omaha. TEXAS RANGERS—Reinstated LHP Robbie Ross and C Mike Napoli from the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Justin Grimm and RHP Wilmer Font from Frisco (TL). National League COLORADO ROCKIES—Recalled 2B Charlie Culberson from Colorado Springs (PCL). Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS—Acquired LHP Matt Way from Laredo (AA) for future considerations and signed him. Acquired RHP Leo Rosales from Camden to complete an earlier trade. Signed RHP Chris Flinn. FOOTBALL SAN DIEGO CHARGERS—Released G Reggie Wells. Signed CB Greg Gatson from the practice squad. HOCKEY METTALURG—Signed Pittsburgh C Evgeni Malkin and Ottawa D Sergei Gonchar.




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First Pace. $2,000, time 1:58.3 Outlaw Like A Lady (Remillard) 7.80 Seen N Noted (Jb Campbell) 4.80 Clintons Playmate (Jungquist) 2.10 Exactor: (4-3) paid $25.30 Superfecta: (4-3-1-7) paid $43.80 Triactor: (4-3-1) paid $44.70 Second Pace. $4,500, time 1:59.4 Real Pretty (Chappell) 7.60 Westwood Chaos (Remillard) 3.10 Smileforthepicture (Jungquist) 3.30 Daily Double: (4-5) paid $101.00 Exactor: (5-7) paid $34.80 Pentafactor: (5-7-6-1-4) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (5-7-6) paid $68.90 Triactor: (5-7-6) paid $87.40 Third Pace. $3,200, time 1:57.4 Coolestdudeintown (Hennessy) 4.70 Coolcanadianpromis (Jb Campbell) 5.90 2.60

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M L Lightning Blvd (Schedlosky)5.00 Exactor: (3-7) paid $43.50 Pentafactor: (3-7-4-5-1) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (3-7) paid $7.20 Triactor: (3-7-4) paid $124.70 Fourth Pace. $3,000, time 2:00.3 Arctic Artist (Grundy) 35.00 16.70 The Cracken (Haining) 7.20 6.80 Blue Star Cavalier (Tainsh) 2.70 Exactor: (3-2) paid $196.30 Superfecta: (3) paid $45.20 Triactor: (3) paid $99.50 Fifth Pace. $2,800, time 1:55.4 Sealedwithapromise (Gray) 5.70 4.90 Touch Of Magic (Jb Campbell) 3.30 2.90 Major Ziggy (Jungquist) 4.60 Exactor: (5-7) paid $15.70 Pentafactor: (5-7-9-3-2) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (5-7-9-3) paid $133.25 Triactor: (5-7-9) paid $97.40 Sixth Pace. $5,400, time 1:55.3 Blue Star Classic (Gray) 6.10 4.00 Born With A Grin (Jungquist) 2.80 2.30 Ashlynn Grace (Chappell) 6.80 Exactor: (6-8) paid $18.10 Pentafactor: (6-8-4-5-3) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (6-8-4-5) paid $59.45 Triactor: (6-8-4) paid $40.30 Seventh Pace. $17,500, time 1:53.3 Honor Roll (Jb Campbell) 9.70 2.50 Blue Star Beauty (Tainsh) 2.30 2.10 Down Home Stylish (Hoerdt) 2.70 Exactor: (4-1) paid $12.90 Superfecta: (4-1-3-5) paid $50.85 Triactor: (4-1-3) paid $27.90 Win Four: (3-5-6-4) paid $35.60 Eighth Pace. $6,000, time 1:56.3





Loneridge Shannon (Jb Campbell)9.70 6.20 Red Star Tiger (Clark) 4.00 2.80 B R Money Matters (Gray) 2.10 Exactor: (3-2) paid $70.30 Superfecta: (3-2-1-5) paid $78.80 Triactor: (3-2-1) paid $97.60 Ninth Pace. $17,500, time 1:56.3 Gts Jerilyn (Jb Campbell) 16.60 10.10 Outlaw Blue Danube (Mcleod) 4.60 4.40 Popcorn (Gray) 6.10 Exactor: (5-2) paid $72.70 Superfecta: (5-2-1-7) paid $53.90 Triactor: (5-2-1) paid $265.00 Tenth Pace. $7,500, time 1:53.2 Flak Jacket (Gray) 9.50 3.80 Greek Ruler (Chappell) 3.50 2.50 Armbro Dublin (Piwniuk) 2.40 Exactor: (5-2) paid $37.90 Superfecta: (5-2-3-1) paid $49.95 Triactor: (5-2-3) paid $136.75 Eleventh Pace. $2,300, time 1:56 Outlaw I See Red (Gray) 5.30 2.50 My Candidate (Monkman) 4.60 2.90 Samnmadie (Jungquist) 4.80 Exactor: (8-4) paid $134.30 Superfecta: (8-4-2) paid $36.95 Triactor: (8-4-2) paid $125.90 Twelfth Pace. $3,400, time 1:55.3 Arctic Pine (Tainsh) 5.80 4.30 Double L Cammie (Clark) 4.10 3.40 Me Myself And I (Clark) 6.20 Exactor: (2-1) paid $30.90 Pentafactor: (2-1-3-7-5) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (2-1-3-7) paid $63.75 Triactor: (2-1-3) paid $267.50 Win Three: (5-8-2) paid $94.40 Mutuels: $15,305








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Reservations Only (Clark) 9.70 4.60 Callmeaftermdnight (Jb Campbell)6.00 3.40 Red Star Jenny (Hoerdt) 2.90 Exactor: (6-7) paid $184.40 Pentafactor: (6-7-1-3-10) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (6-7-1) paid $74.40 Triactor: (6-7-1) paid $155.75 Twelfth Pace. $2,800, time 1:56.2 Canaco Nolton (Marino) 6.80 3.60 Barona Ferrari (Clark) 4.20 2.70 Nevermissabeat (Grundy) 3.20 Exactor: (6-5) paid $31.20 Pentafactor: (6-5-2-9-1) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (6-5-2-9) paid $147.55 Triactor: (6-5-2) paid $232.10 Mutuels: $20,167


First Pace. $4,000, time 1:59.3 Attitude Adjuster (Hudon) 11.90 Elijahs Wish (Gray) 3.30 Pedal Steel (Marino) 7.50 Exactor: (6-5) paid $87.70 Superfecta: (6-5-2-1) paid $44.10 Triactor: (6-5-2) paid $47.50 Second Pace. $3,000, time 2:00.4 Doda Gig (Jungquist) 6.20 D And Gs Lady (Gray) 3.90 Kim Chee (Jb Campbell) 6.10 Daily Double: (6-2) paid $34.90 Exactor: (2-4) paid $13.80 Superfecta: (2-4-1-3) paid $16.75 Triactor: (2-4-1) paid $43.90 Third Pace. $3,600, time 1:55.4 Hollywood Jubilee (Chappell) 15.20 Fly Bye Elly (Clark) 5.40 Js Honeybet (Jungquist) 4.40 Exactor: (1-6) paid $256.95 Pentafactor: (1-6-5-4-7) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (1-6-5-4) paid $119.70 Triactor: (1-6-5) paid $157.70 Fourth Pace. $4,200, time 1:55.1 Raging Fingers (Jungquist) 6.10 Revoler (Clark) 4.10 Bomber Brown (Jb Campbell) 3.40 Exactor: (4-2) paid $72.00 Superfecta: (4-2-5-1) paid $86.40 Triactor: (4-2) paid $100.90 Fifth Pace. $3,600, time 1:56.3 Outlaw Highvoltage (Tainsh) 5.80 Cenalta Magic (Goulet) 12.50 Too Young Man (Grundy) 3.00 Exactor: (1-9) paid $71.60 Pentafactor: (1-9-3-6-5) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (1-9-3-6) paid $102.40

Triactor: (1-9-3) paid $251.65 Sixth Pace. $5,500, time 1:56.1 Minettas Nightstar (Clark) 7.10 3.30 As Seely Promised (Jungquist) 4.40 4.20 Phoenician Gal (Mcleod) 0.00 Exactor: (8-3) paid $20.60 Pentafactor: (8-3-1-6-4) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (8-3-1-6) paid $132.95 Triactor: (8-3-1) paid $298.50 Seventh Pace. $17,500, time 1:56.1 Outlaw Beacon (Marino) 4.60 2.50 Somethinsgoinon (Clark) 5.10 3.00 Cenalta Power (Grundy) 3.60 Exactor: (4-1) paid $20.50 Superfecta: (4-1-2-5) paid $93.20 Triactor: (4-1-2) paid $111.70 Win Four: (4-1-8-4) paid $182.20 Eighth Pace. $3,800, time 1:55 Caress Of Steel (Marino) 6.60 3.40 Balzac Billy (Jungquist) 2.80 3.00 Western Chrome (Clark) 4.60 Exactor: (4-8) paid $18.20 Pentafactor: (4-8-5-1-7) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (4-8-5) paid $39.20 Triactor: (4-8-5) paid $191.70 Ninth Pace. $17,500, time 1:54.3 Playbook (Clark) 11.00 4.30 No Fear (Jb Campbell) 3.10 2.70 Outlawcoltfortyfor (Grundy) 4.00 Exactor: (3-6) paid $30.50 Superfecta: (3-6-1-4) paid $80.30 Triactor: (3-6-1) paid $136.80 Tenth Pace. $5,400, time 1:56.2 Hollywood Hotel (Hudon) 23.90 10.70 My World (Hoerdt) 2.10 2.10 Promise To Lynette (Jb Campbell)2.40 Exactor: (3-6) paid $194.00 Pentafactor: (3-6-5-8-1) paid $0.00 Superfecta: (3-6-5-8) paid $100.10 Triactor: (3-6) paid $113.20 Eleventh Pace. $3,800, time 1:56.3

B4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Jays shut out BoSox to avoid sweep BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto 5 Boston 0 TORONTO — As Omar Vizquel winds down his career, it seems like he reaches a milestone with each hit. It also helps when they win games as well. The 45-year-old hit a two-out single in the seventh inning against left-hander Jon Lester to break a 0-0 tie and the Toronto Blue Jays went on to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-0 on Sunday. The single was Vizquel’s second hit of the game and tied him with Jesse Burkett for 42nd on the all-time list with 2,872. The single was followed by a tworun homer by Adeiny Hechavarria, his

second as a major-leaguer. The Blue Jays added two in the eighth in front of 21,698 fans at Rogers Centre. Vizquel’s next hit ties him with Babe Ruth and it could come at Yankee Stadium where the Blue Jays open a three-game series against New York on Tuesday. Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Vizquel will get the chance. “I’d be crazy not to,” he said. “Given today’s performance with two more hits. For him to tie if possible in New York will be very fitting. “Not even in my wildest dreams was I going to think that you can bring the name of Babe Ruth next to mine and compare it with hits and other things

there have been in my career,” Vizquel said. “When I started the season I wasn’t really thinking about numbers. I was just trying to go out there and finish my career strong.” It also helped the Blue Jays avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Red Sox. Vizquel hit two sacrifice flies on Sept. 9 including the game-winner when the Blue Jays swept the Red Sox in three games at Fenway Park. This time Vizquel broke up a superb pitching effort by Lester who took a one-hitter into the seventh. “He was dominating today,” Vizquel said. “We couldn’t really get to him. We got very few opportunities.” The opportunity came in the sev-

enth when Yan Gomes singled with two out. Rajai Davis ran for him and stole second. Vizquel singled him home. “I came up there with a situation in the fifth where I was supposed to bunt and I couldn’t do it,” said Vizquel who also doubled in the third. “We had another opportunity and I came up again and Davis got that base and I came up with that big hit and Hechavarria did the rest. It was a good win overall.” Lester said he was “trying to be quick to the plate” with Davis running the bases. “He steals 30-plus bags a year for a reason,” he said. “I just left a curveball middle-up. Vizquel has been around for a long time and didn’t try to do too much with it and got a base knock.


Saskatchewan Roughriders’quarterback Drew Willy (5) throws a pass as Montreal Alouettes’ Mike Lockley (45) moves in during action in Montreal, Sunday.

Calvillo outduels rookie Willy as Als top Roughriders BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Montreal 28 Saskatchewan 17 MONTREAL — Veteran Anthony Calvillo got the win against a rookie making his first CFL start but the 40-year-old Montreal Alouettes quarterback wasn’t crowing about it after the game. The Alouettes took the lead in the first half and held on for a 28-17 win over Drew Willy and the Saskatchewan Roughriders on a flag-filled afternoon at Percival Molson Stadium on Sunday. The Alouettes (7-4) moved into first place in the East Division, two points ahead of the Toronto Argonauts, who will visit Montreal next Sunday. “What I liked is that when we came back into the locker-room guys were excited that we won but they were also upset at the fact that we didn’t perform offensively,” said Calvillo. “That’s a good sign.” Calvillo threw a touchdown pass to Brian Bratton while Brandon Whitaker and backup quarterback Adrian McPherson ran for TDs as the Alouettes bounced back from their worst loss of the season, a 43-10 setback last week in Vancouver. Sean Whyte added a pair of field goals and a single on a partially blocked attempt. However, Bratton was injured while scoring his TD and Whitaker, who picked up 102 receiving yards, left with a sore knee in the fourth quarter. Both will have MRI exams today and coach Marc Trestman said he does not expect either to play against the Argonauts.

The 40-year-old Calvillo threwfor 266 yards, but all but 30 yards came in the first half as Saskatchewan’s stingy defence came together in the final 30 minutes. Montreal did not get a first down in the entire third quarter. Willy made his debut as a starter after looking good in relief of the injured Darian Durant in consecutive wins over Winnipeg. The former University of Buffalo star threw some fluttery balls, but completed 22-of-35 passes for 225 yards. However, after a TD toss to Kory Sheets, he had two picked off to kill drives in the fourth quarter. “There were some throws I missed that I usually make that I’m not real happy about, but there were some good things and bad things,” said Willy. “We could have won that game. “We stalled on a few drives and it really hurt us. There were a couple there that I’ve just got to make.” Whether Willy starts again next Sunday when the Riders play host to Calgary depends on how quickly Durant recovers from a hip injury. “I feel pretty good,” said Durant. “It’s just precautionary, making sure I don’t further mess anything up. “I’m not pain free, but who is at this point of the season? With the type of injury I have, if I rush it coming back it can heal 4-to-6 weeks instead of a week, so it’s probably best.” Coach Corey Chamblin liked most of what he saw from Willy. “I thought he did some positive things,” he said. “There were one or two times when the receivers didn’t help him out.”

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Red Deer Rebels Tyler Graber breaks away with the puck as Airdrie Extreme player Domenic Schmiemann follows behind. Final score was 4-3 for the Red Deer Rebels White during a Triple A Bantam hockey game at the Red Deer Arena.

Red Deer teams start with victories Both Red Deer teams excelled as the Alberta Major Bantam Hockey League regular season opened during the weekend. The Red Deer Rebels Black soared to a pair of wins, defeating visiting Okotoks 5-3 on Saturday and downing the host Airdrie Xtreme by the same score on Sunday. The Rebels Black got a balanced attack in the first game, with Luke Coleman, Tyrees Goodrunning, Jeremy Klessens, Parker Smyth and Matthew Froehlick each providing a goal and Geordan Andrew stopping nine shots. In Sunday’s win, Klessens fired three goals, Logan Neal and Kobe Scott each added one and Graydon Larson made 21 saves for the Rebels Black.

MAJOR BANTAM Meanwhile, the Rebels White downed visiting Airdrie 4-3 on Saturday and walked over Okotoks 9-2 in another home game on Sunday. Tyler Steenbergen tallied twice for the Rebels White in the season-opener. Matt Krawiec and Landon Mackenzie also scored and Lane Congdon made 42 saves. In Sunday’s victory, Kyle Conford fired three goals and Steenbergen and Tyler Wall each sniped a pair. Colby Sissons and Andrew Davis notched the other Rebels White markers, while Dawson Weatherill turned aside 22 shots.

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Red Deer Queens player Teagan Donald jumps over Olds Bronco Nicole Silveira during a match at RDC soccer field.

Coach wants Queens to play ‘A’ game all the time BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Queens 8 Broncos 0 One would think that an 8-0 win would satisfy RDC Queens head coach Dave Colley. But then it wasn’t the score that bothered him following the Alberta Colleges Women’s Soccer League victory over the Olds Broncos Sunday afternoon at RDC. “We came out blazing and were up 4-0 and as it happens in games like this your standards drop a little,” he said. “We did what it took to get the win, but that’s why I gave them a wee talking to, It wasn’t acceptable. They should play their A game all the time. We’re working on playing our A game in training and take that into the games.” Sunday’s contest came 24 hours after the Queens let a 2-1 lead get away from them late and tied the SAIT Trojans 2-2. “It was frustrating,” said Colley. “We’re up and let that get away. Then today we weren’t as slick as we needed to be, especially following a game like that.” Queens fifth-year midfielder and co-captain Kayla Keenan agreed. “We need to bring our game up as we hope to get to the nationals,” she said. “We need to train harder and excel in the game so there are no surprises when we get to the playoffs and play the north teams.” This year’s edition of the Queens has four fifthyear and one fourth-year player but is also a bit younger than last year. “Compared to last year we are,” said Keenan, who is co-captain with defender Amber Regnier. “Half the team is new so it’s a process to get everyone up to the same level and do well.” The Queens strength is on defence and in goal with second-year keeper Jesse Stewart. “Jesse and Lauren (Good) shared last year and with Lauren gone Jesse has some big shoes to fill, but she’s stepped up and is doing a great job,” said Keenan. Stewart has two shutouts in her first three

RDC SOCCER starts this season. Meanwhile, first-year striker, Paula Dadensky scored twice in both weekend games. Teagan Donald, Sarah Fulmer, Shannon Middlemiss, Hallee Peter, Terra Salmon and Claire Wallace also connected against Olds, who had only one substitute and she was injured. “It’s tough for them as a new team in the league and being shorthanded,” said Colley. “But they played hard and hats off to them. They never stopped and have a couple of good players who ran the show for them.” The Queens are 2-0-1 record as they head into Medicine Hat (3-0) and Lethbridge (0-3). “We have to show up and start the game quickly or we’ll be in trouble against Medicine Hat,” said Colley. Kings 2 Broncos 1 The Kings inability to convert their chances, plus the strong goaltending of Broncs Jos vanHaastert of Rimbey, kept the men’s contest close to the final whistle. In fact the Kings needed to overcome an early 1-0 deficit to pull out the 2-1 victory. “Olds pushed us to the limit, credit to them,” said Kings head coach Steve Fullarton. “You can’t give anyone a goal start at this level as right away it gives them something to hang on to. But we stuck at it and hung on, but the chances we missed were unbelievable. We missed a penalty kick just before the end of the first half and then missed a number of other good opportunities. We were very fortunate to come away with the win.” The Broncos also missed a chance to pull out the tie as they hit the post late in the game. “Credit to a new team to come in and they gave us a good workout.” On the other side the Kings may have been a little unlucky not to tie SAIT Saturday as they dropped a 1-0 decision. “We played well the first half and overall out-chanced them,” said Fullarton. “So looking at

that we needed the three points today.” The Kings are 1-1-1 with SAIT first at 4-0-0. Olds has one win in four starts. The Kings also lost captain Patrick Sweiger with torn knee ligaments with less than a minute remaining in Saturday’s match. “That’s a huge loss,” said Fullarton. “He’s an important presence on and off the field. Plus we’re already short.” The Kings also lost second-year defender Andrew Jevne in the first half against Olds. Hayden Slaymaker and Geng Thain scored against Olds, who got a goal from Mitch Sawatzky. Queens hockey The hockey Queens turned in a solid performance in an exhibition meeting with the University of Alberta Pandas before dropped a 2-1 decision. “Their winning goal came with 24 seconds left when the shot came out of the corner and deflected in off a skate,” said Queens head coach Trevor Keeper. Jayna Kitchen scored for RDC while goaltender Camille Trautman finished with 34 saves. The Queens managed 18 shots on goal. Golf Kyle Morrison turned in a sparkling 69 for the RDC golf team during the opening day of the ACAC Northern Regionals at Redtail Landing near Leduc. However, Morrison won’t be able to win the men’s title as he has a class he has to attend today. As well the RDC team couldn’t use his score and as a result are fourth with a 326 total. Grant MacEwan has a 294 total with Olds at 315, NAIT 323 and Medicine Hat 332. Jeff Northcott had a 74 for RDC while Joel Carroll shot an 81. The RDC women have a 44 total with MacEwan at 168, Medicine Hat 202 and Olds 241. drode@reddeeradvocate. com

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Shin stays calm, takes Brit Open THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HOYLAKE, England — Jiyai Shin avoided mistakes in miserable weather conditions Sunday to cruise to a record nine-stroke victory in the Women’s British Open. In the 36-hole finish Sunday in the wind-delayed tournament, Shin took a three-shot lead into the final round after shooting a 1-under 71 in the morning. She stayed calm while strong wind and heavy showers sent scores soaring at Royal Liverpool in the afternoon, closing with a 73 to finish at 9-under 279. “It was a long, very, very tough day out there,” Shin said. “But I kept my focus and concentrated on every shot, and when I made the winning putt, it was great. The 24-year-old South Korean player won the major championship for the second time in five years and also won for the second time in seven days on the LPGA Tour. Last Monday morning in Virginia, she finished off Paula Creamer on the ninth hole of a playoff in the Kingsmill Championship. “When I won at Sunningdale, it was a totally different kind of course, but I finally think I’ve got the right tempo with my swing for links golf,” Shin said. The 10-time LPGA Tour winner entered the day with a five-stroke lead after shooting a 64 — the lowest competitive round ever at Hoylake — on Saturday. She broke the record for margin of victory of five set by Karen Stupples in 2004 at Sunningdale. “My goal was 1-under par every single day. So my goal was 4 under. I think it was enough score,” Shin said. “So, I’m really surprised even from yesterday and then also today,

I hit even par with 36 holes with this weather, so I’m really surprised and inspired by myself. Because really tough course here, so when I finished it today, I’m just like, ‘Wow, I can play good score any, any other course, I’m pretty sure of that.” Shin completed an Asian sweep of the four majors. South Korea’s Sun Young Yoo won the Kraft Nabisco, China’s Shanshan Feng took the LPGA Championship, and South Korea’s Na Yeon Choi won the U.S. Women’s Open. Asian players have won nine of the last 12 majors. Shin missed the LPGA Championship and U.S. Women’s Open after having surgery on her left wrist. “I think so many Asia players are playing at the moment on the LPGA Tour, so it makes a lot of chance to win,” Shin said. “Especially, I don’t know I don’t know how can I say, I didn’t play last two major tournaments, but I played in Nabisco and here. “Well, I work so hard, I guess that’s why I get this trophy, but, I don’t know, I know all the other players doing their best and they work hard, too. “So it makes it just happen.” Shin is 2-for-2 working with new caddie Florian Rodriguez. “I’m happy with my new work with my new caddie because he make me feel relaxed,” Shin said. “Actually, he’s one year younger than me, but he like tried to be relaxed on the golf course and I really appreciate my caddie.” South Korea’s Inbee Park was second, shooting 72-76. Creamer shot 72-72 to finish third at 1 over. “I feel very close,” said Creamer, winless since 2010.


Canada’s Milos Raonic hits a shot against South Africa’s Izak van der Merwe in Davis Cup action at Stade Uniprix tennis stadium at Jarry Park in Montreal, Sunday. “He really stepped up his game today, played well and deserved to win.” Raonic’s return game helped him stake out a 3-0 lead in the second set, breaking van der Merwe twice in the middle frame. That, combined with ability to hold serve made the World No. 15 tough to take down. “It’s the variety on his serve that makes it very difficult to return against him. “ There are other people that can serve with force on the tour but he’s got the variety. . . and it’s very difficult to read,” van der Merwe said. Raonic trailed just once in

Lulay extends touchdown streak as Lions hold on to beat Argos BY THE CANADIAN PRESS B.C. 28 Toronto 23 VANCOUVER — For the second straight week, Travis Lulay put on a show. But this time, he needed some help from his defence to make it count. The B.C. quarterback passed for 390 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as the Lions held on to beat the Toronto Argonauts 28-23. The strong performance followed his four TD passes in a blowout win over Montreal. Lulay extended his touchdown-pass streak to 22 games, moving into second place all-time behind Alouettes legend Sam Etcheverry. However the win was not secured until B.C. middle linebacker Adam Bighill recovered a Ricky Ray fumble in the final minute with the Argos threatening to take the lead. The turnover enabled the Lions to run out the clock after Toronto had advance to the B.C. 20-yard line. “The last offensive drive before the kneel-down, we had an opportunity to put the game away and we didn’t do it, so hats off to our defence for holding strong,” said Lulay, who completed 24-of-40 passes as the Lions (8-3) posted their sixth win in seven games. Lulay guided the Lions to 515 yards in net offence compared to Toronto’s 364. The Lions led most of the game but had to hold

Valentine offers clarification of ‘weakest roster’ remark Bobby Valentine insisted he wasn’t trying to be critical when he said his struggling Red Sox had “the weakest roster we’ve ever had in September in the history of baseball.” Two days after his latest inflammatory remark, Valentine tried to explain himself before Sunday’s series finale against the Blue Jays, offering an unsolicited clarification. “The other day when I made a comment about our September roster, that wasn’t meant to be a criticism of any players or anything in the organization,” Valentine said. “It’s a statement of fact because of the injuries and our Triple-A team in the playoffs. This is different. “We have less people than most September rosters. We have less positions filled than any September roster I’ve ever seen before. “Anybody who thought

that to be anything other than a statement of what it was, stand corrected on that,” Valentine added. Last Thursday, the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox completed a threegame sweep of Charlotte to win its first Interna-

tional League championship since 1984. Pawtucket will play a one game final against the Pacific Coast League champion Reno Aces, Arizona’s top farm team, in Durham, N.C., on Tuesday. Before Friday’s game,

Valentine was asked what part of his team would benefit most from some extra call-ups. Thanks to victories Friday and Saturday, the Red Sox have moved out of last place in the AL East, percentage points ahead of Toronto.

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overall games, van der Merwe picking up the first one of the third set. As each side held serve in the clinching set, van der Merwe nearly broke the streak in the final game, climbing back from a 40-15 deficit to force a deuce. But Raonic stayed strong for the advantage for the match point. The Canadian finished the match, which lasted just one hour 45 minutes, with 13 aces and 24 service winners. It marked a second straight year that Canada won its Davis Cup tie to advance to the World Group, going overseas and defeating Israel.

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South Korea’s Jiyai Shin drives off the 4th tee at the Women’s British Open golf championships at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, England, Sunday.

MONTREAL — Milos Raonic wanted a dominating win Sunday after what he felt was a lax effort two days earlier. He did exactly that and in dominant fashion, beating Izak van der Merwe 6-2, 6-2, 6-4 to clinch the Davis Cup best-of-five series over South Africa. The victory secures Canada’s spot in the elite World Group, while South Africa is relegated to zone play. Raonic was happy he won his opening singles match but wasn’t pleased with his performance. With the World Group spot in sight, the 21-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., took to the court hungry to finish on top. “I came out with more of an accomplished goal, other than winning. I came out, did a lot of things well, played on my terms and did what I wanted to do,” he said. “The other day I waited for him to lose to me. “Today, I played.” Vasek Pospisil won the other singles matches in straight sets Friday, but the Canadians missed a chance to clinch Saturday at Uniprix Stadium when Toronto’s Daniel Nestor and Vancouver’s Pospisil lost to van der Merwe and Raven Klaasen in doubles. South Africa entered the tie matches down two of its top players. Kevin Anderson didn’t travel to Montreal and Rik de Voest was forced to withdraw on the eve of the tournament with a wrist injury. “We came here wanting to win but unfortunately things didn’t work out the way we planned. Obviously Rik getting injured didn’t help our cause,” South Africa captain John Laffnie de Jager said. “Two of our top guys didn’t play. The team that was here did their best. . .We’ve just got to keep fighting.” Raonic got off to a quick start Sunday against van der Merwe, breaking the South African in the opening game. His renowned serve was once again his strength, as the 21-yearold held serve in each game of the first set. “It doesn’t inspire confidence when you lose your serve in the very first game. He hit a great shot to break me,” said van der Merwe.





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WORLD CAR FREE DAY Walk, cycle or take free city transit to celebrate World Car Free Day on Sept. 22. The city is inviting citizens to take the Red Deer Car-Free Day Pledge and park their car to use alternative modes of transportation for one day. Visit the World Car Free Day event at Barrett Park, east of the Red Deer Public Market, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. to learn more about the alternative forms of transportation in the city. Some activities will include free Zumba at 11 a.m. for anyone who arrives by alternative transportation, longboard demonstrations, bike maintenance workshops and gait analysis. Information on car pooling, bike lanes and transit will be available throughout the day. City transit will be free for the day. Scheduling information is available at or 403-342-8225. Transit Route 7 will take you to the Public Market and Barrett Park. For more information on World Car Free Day, visit carfree.

HONOUR FOR LATE COACH A local hockey coach who passed away three years ago will be honoured with the 2012 United Way Meinema Cup Challenge on Sept. 28. Henry Meinema had a zest for hockey, playing the game all his adult life and coaching and managing with Red Deer Minor Hockey for over 20 years. Those years were highlighted by three trips to the Air Canada Cup with the Midget Optimist Chiefs. In addition to a street hockey tournament in support of the United Way of Central Alberta, organizers will share a few jokes and remember Henry’s passion for sports and life. Those hoping to participate in the street hockey tournament at the Parkland Mall parking lot at 67th Street and Gaetz Avenue on Sept. 28 are asked to fill out a team registration form. Only 16 teams will be accepted for the 2012 season. Registration deadline is Sept. 17. Once you’ve registered, you are committed to raising $300 regardless of the size of your team. Pledge forms and more information can be found on the United Way’s website at www. For additional information, call 403-343-3900 or email info@

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Centre appealing for funds HEATING SYSTEM, EXPANSION A TOP PRIORITY BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Winter will be a cold one at Medicine River Wildlife Centre unless the public and corporate sponsors come forward with money for its renovation and expansion. The original PVC piped used in the facility’s in-floor slab heating is breaking down and putting in a new heating system is a priority for the centre. “As of last spring, we estimated about 50 per cent of the floor was still warm. It just continues to get less each year. When we fire up the boiler, we’ll find out what’s left,” said executive director Carol Kelly on Wednesday. The environmental education centre and wildlife hospital dedicated to assisting injured and orphaned wild animals and birds to return to their natural environment is trying to raise $500,000 to renovate the existing wildlife hospital, add a new hospital wing, and upgrade and expand the public area. The total cost of the project is $2.4 million. The wildlife centre is applying for $1 million in federal and provincial grants that require matching funds from the community. Up to now, only framing has been completed on a 2,000-square-foot addition to the public wing to create more space for education rooms, the lecture theatre, gift shop, snack area, staff room and new bathrooms. “There isn’t a day that goes by when there’s someone on the other end of the phone that says thank goodness you’re here,” Kelly said. Now is their chance to help the centre, built in 1990, with a donation, she said. The centre is kicking off its


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The Medicine River Wildlife Centre is kicking off its social media fundraising campaign at Bower Place Shopping Centre on Sept. 29, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. social media fundraising campaign at Bower Place Shopping Centre on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Otis the owl will be in attendance to “autograph” copies of wildlife centre’s new children’s book about how he came to be at the centre. “A lot of kids know Otis from

school program. It will be an awesome Christmas gift.” Written by the wild life centre’s education co-ordinator Erin Young and illustrated by local artist Gabe Wong, Otis’s Story will be available for $15 each. The centre’s 2013 calendar and raffle ticket will also be on

sale for $20 each. A maximum of 2,000 will be sold. This year’s prize is a Great White Shark Adventure in a cage off the coast of San Francisco. For more information, go to or call 403-728-3467. szielinski@reddeeradvocate. com

Lacombe, Red Deer hosting Culture Days events BY ADVOCATE STAFF Everything from country music and chalk art to beading and blacksmithing demos are in the offing for Alberta Culture Days in Lacombe later this month. Lacombe is one of five Alberta communities that received $20,000 from the province to stage an arts and culture extravaganza on Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30. The city is considered a “feature celebration site” along with Fort McMurray, Calgary, Edmonton and High River. The money granted by Alberta Culture to the Lacombe Performing Arts Centre is being put to good use to highlight local talent, said Marie Péron, executive director for the Lacombe regional tourism office and the district’s historical society. As well, an equally large grant received by Lacombe Tourism from Alberta Agriculture’s rural initiatives program will be used to spotlight Lacombe’s heritage, Péron added. “It’s going to be wonderful to bring the assets we have forward . . . “We’re excited to showcase local talent, and this is a great opportunity for the community to celebrate its culture and history.” Lacombe’s mostly free calendar of events runs the full three days at various venues, including the Lacombe Memorial Centre, Alberta Downs, Michener Park, the Lacombe Mall, the Michener House Museum, and the Lacombe Corn Maze.


Country singers Tera Lee, Shae-Lee, and J.C. Storm will perform. There will also be buskers around town, magic shows by Kyle Key, and a Lacombe’s Got Talent show. Lessons in flower arranging, photography, cartooning, beading and interior design will be given (some of these are for a fee and pre-registration is required). There will be woodworking and farm equipment displays, and chalk art, dance and blacksmithing demos. Children’s puppet theatre, a drumming circle, and a historic walking tour will also be offered. A pancake breakfast, cake celebration, and barbecue lunch will be served up in Lacombe. And there will be fireworks at Alberta Downs from 10 p.m. on Saturday and a midway at Michener Park. A complete timetable of events can be viewed at www.

A one-man theatrical work, film screening and art show will be among the Red Deer events offered during Alberta Culture Days. Red Deer’s was among 59 Alberta communities that received a $5,000 grant from Alberta Culture to help celebrate local creativity. The money granted to the Red Deer Arts Council is going towards some school and some public events. Alberta Culture Days in the city starts with a kick-off performance by singer Richard Harrow from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday Sept. 28 on the Ross Street Patio. Everybody is welcome. Some ticketed Friday evening events are a music recital featuring Bianca Baciu and Frank Ho at the Red Deer College Arts Centre and a comedy show featuring former The Kids in The Hall member Kevin McDonald at the Scott Block on Friday and Saturday. There will also be scrapbook designing from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Dawe library (preregistration is needed. On Saturday, buskers will perform and chalk art will be done in downtown Red Deer throughout the day. An art show will be held at the Pioneer’s Lodge showcasing the works of retired teachers. You can learn about free digital picture programs at the Dawe library from 1 to 3 p.m. And the Memorial

RED DEER Centre will host country folk performance by Ruth Purves and the 581s, as well as kids crafts, an art display and various demos from noon to 4 p.m. On Saturday night, college alumni Joel Crichton will perform his one-man show Divide and Lori Ravensborg will screen her short film The Long Road at the Red Deer College Arts centre. There is no fee for the show, but donations will be welcome for the Performing Arts Scholarship Fund and the food bank. On Sunday afternoon, a free family concert and visual arts display will be held at the college arts centre from 2 to 4 p.m., featuring the RDC music faculty and student artworks. From 1 p.m., you can relive an epic chapter in Canadian history at the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery as the Edmonton House Brigade and the Red Deer Native Friendship Centre brings the 1805 fur trade to life. Award-winning dancers Laura and Daniel Allard will perform, accompanied by fiddler Rod Soonias. There will be fun, food and activities to close out the weekend celebration at 4 p.m.

Wind turbines changing the landscape near Halkirk BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF The sparse forest of 80-metre tall wind turbines being erected near Halkirk is changing the landscape of East-Central Alberta. So far, 26 windmill-like devices have been installed on private property between Halkirk and Castor. But by the end of the year, a total of 83 giant turbines will be working on 40 sections of land, creating the largest single wind farm in Alberta, said Jay Walker, the onsite construction manager for Capital Power Corporation. The Edmonton-based company is behind the $357-million project that will generate 150

megawatts of green energy for Alberta’s power grid whenever the wind blows. (The total cost includes the $33 million Capital Power paid to purchase 100 per cent of the turbine project from Greengate Power in May 2011). The enormous installation effort requires a daily team of 260 workers, said Walker. Parts for a single turbine fill nine trucks, which means some 750 truckloads are needed for the entire project. The daily delivery goal is two turbines, or 18 trucks, said Walker, who noted that each tower, with its 42-metre blades, is raised by two cranes before being cemented into the ground at the base. “The scope of the project is big. It’s a challenge because of the sheer size.”

He mentioned that the monumental installation effort has been drawing spectators. “We’ve had lots of looky-loos.” The County of Paintearth has fielded mixed reactions. Public concerns about possible noise, visual impact, and avian and bat mortality often come up in connection to wind turbines. “Whether the concerns are based on science or not, I don’t know. But we look at it from a purely regulatory aspect and Capital Power has been a good company to work with,” said Todd Pawsay, the county’s development officer. Walker said most of the public comments he’s heard at the site have been positive. “People like it,” he added, with many local residents saying they are

pleased their region will be creating a renewable energy resource. The sparsely-populated flat land of East-Central Alberta land was picked for the “wind quality,” said Walker. The turbines, which will be operated and maintained by Vestus Wind Systems, will eventually require a staff of 14 technicians, supervisors and administrators to run. Walker said people with those job skills will likely be relocating to the Halkirk area. The first turbines are expected to become operational next month. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate. com










TODAY IN HISTORY On this date: ● 1578 — Robert Wolfall, Martin Frobisher’s chaplain, holds Canada’s first recorded Christian services at Frobisher Bay.


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Arrest made in in bribery probe LONDON — British police arrested a journalist Saturday on suspicion of bribery, acting on information supplied by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. The 43-year-old man was arrested in London by officers from Operation Elveden, which is investigating inappropriate payments to police and public officials, police said. He was freed on bail several hours later. The corruption probe is running alongside investigations into phone hacking and computer hacking sparked by revelations that reporters at Murdoch’s nowshuttered News of the World tabloid routinely intercepted voicemails of those in the public eye. Police said Saturday’s arrest — the 47th of the investigation — was the result of information from a News Corp. committee created to get to the bottom of the criminality at Murdoch’s British newspapers. Several people have been charged over the scandal, including former Murdoch executive Rebekah Brooks.



Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Harley Richards, Business Editor, 403-314-4337 E-mail

Patents dog trade talks PATENT PROTECTION EMERGES AS CONTENTIOUS ISSUE IN CANADA-EU TRADE TALKS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The return of Parliament after a long, hot summer may be getting the attention, but it’s another kind of political re-start today that is likely to have the bigger ramifications for Canada’s future. Officials from the European Union are travelling to Ottawa for what is scheduled to be the penultimate session in their long-running trade talks road show — the final is set for Brussels in October — intended to finally close at year’s end. With the finish line in sight, battle lines are forming around the previously under-the-radar issue of intellectual property protection for pharmaceuticals, with both sides releasing polls on Sunday promising massive public support for their position.

At stake is whether Canada will agree to meet the European standard that gives pharmaceutical companies exclusive rights to detailed information (data exclusivity) on new patented drugs for 10 years, only a few years after Ottawa raised the domestic ceiling from five to eight. Patent protection, along with government procurement at the provincial level and protection schemes in milk and cheese products, have been the key European demands for opening up their lucrative if economically troubled market to Canadians. But critics are making the point that the longer the wait before the generic industry is barred from producing their own cheaper versions, the higher the cost to provinces and Canadians. The Council of Canadians, a left-wing activist group, trum-

pets a 2011 economic study concluding that lengthening data exclusivity and patent terms to EU standards could delay generic versions by 3.5 years and cost drug plans close to $3 billion. Given the pocket-book ramifications, Russell Williams, president of Canada’s ResearchBased Pharmaceutical Companies, concedes he has the harder selling job. Last week the lobby group began a low-level advertising campaign, supplementing that Sunday with a Nik Nanos Research poll suggesting threequarters of Canadians support identical or superior intellectual property protection to Canada’s major trading partners. The group also plans to release reports backing the contention that enhanced patent protection leads to more investment in research and develop-

ment, and more jobs for Canadians. “We spend well over $1 billion a year in research and three-quarters of that is in clinical trials,” said Williams. “It is true it’s been slipping (since 2007) but that’s because Canada hasn’t been competitive on (intellectual property protection) at the global level.” Coincidentally, the Council of Canadians and other civil society groups released their own commissioned polling Sunday from Ipsos Reid. It suggested that while 81 per cent of Canadians support a trade deal with Europe, 69 per cent would oppose one if it meant higher drug costs even if it does encourage more research. The contradictory findings, both from reputable pollsters, suggests Canadians may be confused about the complex issue and are open to being swayed.


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Italy worried about Fiat ROME — Two Italian Cabinet ministers have demanded that carmaker Fiat, which controls Chrysler, clarify its plans for investments in Italian plants amid mounting concern over possible closures. Economic Development Minister Corrado Passera said the government isn’t interfering in Fiat’s decision-making but that its concern is justified, given Fiat’s importance in Italy. He criticized what he called a series of “too many unclear and unintelligible communiques” concerning Fiat’s future. Labour Minister Elsa Fornero said she had approached Fiat for a meeting, reminding the automaker it had a responsibility to its workers, not just shareholders.

Russia wants Ukraine to join gas alliance YALTA, Ukraine — A top Russian official said Saturday Ukraine will continue paying a high price for natural gas imports unless it joins a Moscowdominated alliance. Kyiv, which relies on Russian natural gas for most of its energy needs, has long been courting Moscow to get a discount for gas imports since a 2009 agreement significantly increased the price for the gas Ukraine receives from Russia. Russia’s deputy prime minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, told aconference in the Ukrainian Black Sea city of Yalta that Ukraine may expect a discount only if it joins a Russiadominated economic alliance. Ukraine has resisted such Russian overtures, fearing that membership in the Moscow-led Customs Union would scuttle its hopes of closer ties with the EU.


Since then, China’s economy has supplanted Japan’s as the world’s second largest and its diplomatic clout and military firepower have soared. State broadcaster China Central Television on Sunday showed Chinese naval forces conducting firing drills in the East China Sea, though it did not give a date for the exercises. Tensions have been growing for months over the East China Sea islands, since a right-wing nationalist Japanese politician vowed to buy them from their private owners to better protect them from Chinese encroachment. When the Japanese government purchased the islands this week to keep them out of the politician’s hands, China reacted angrily, sending marine patrol ships inside Japanese-claimed waters around the islands. State media, which answer to the ruling Communist Party, joined ordinary Chinese in calling for boycotts of Japanese goods. One regional newspaper ran a list of well-known Japanese brands along with calls for a boycott. China Central Television halted advertisements for Japanese products on two of its main channels over the weekend, according to China National Radio.

TORONTO — Traders will be anxious to see if the Toronto stock market can produce another week of strong gains now that two major central banks have delivered on major market expectations in the past couple of weeks. The TSX ended last week up 231.46 points or 1.88 per cent after the U.S. Federal Reserve announced an open-ended plan to spend US$40 billion a month on a new round of bond purchases. And it will continue to do so until the job market shows substantial improvement. That jump came on top of a 2.66 per cent gain the previous week after the European Central Bank announced a plan to purchase government bonds in order to keep borrowing costs under control for some of the most vulnerable eurozone members, such as Spain and Italy. “So the general conclusion is the market got what it wanted or else we wouldn’t be trading where we are,” said Gareth Watson, vice president investment management and research at Richardson GMP Ltd. “At the same time, the next question is, what’s next? “Because there ain’t going to be a lot of stuff coming out over the next month until we get into reporting season.” The strong showing has left the TSX up 4.55 per cent for the year, while the main Toronto index has surged 10.25 per cent from the lows of the year racked up in early June. And that suggests that while the positive tone will stay with markets for awhile yet, it could be time for a pause.

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Chinese protesters march under a large national flag near the Japanese Embassy in Beijing Sunday. Security personnel tightened their guard of the embassy on Sunday as crowds of Chinese continued to protest in the capital and across the country in sometimes violent demonstrations over islands claimed by both nations.

Chinese target Japan’s economy for leverage in island dispute ABETTED IN PART BY CHINA’S GOVERNMENT BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — Chinese are trying to hurt Japan economically for leverage in a bitter dispute over contested islands, turning to angry protests and calls for boycotts of Japanese businesses, abetted in part by China’s government. Sporadic protests in China over the past week became larger and at times violent and spread to at least two dozen cities over the weekend. Protesters torched a Panasonic factory and Toyota dealership in the eastern port of Qingdao, looted a Heiwado Co. department store in the southern city of Changsha and ransacked Japanese supermarkets in several cities. Though larger numbers of police imposed more order on demonstrations Sunday, they fired tear gas to subdue rowdy protesters in the southern city of Shenzhen. In nearby Guangzhou city, protesters broke into a hotel that was next to the Japanese Consulate and damaged a Japanese restaurant inside. Japan has demanded that China ensure the safety of Japanese citizens and businesses. “Unfortunately, this is an issue that is impacting the safety of our citizens and causing damage to the

property of Japanese businesses,” Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda told NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, on Sunday. U.S. Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said Sunday he is concerned that island disputes in the Asia-Pacific region could spark provocations and result in violence that could involve other nations, such as the United States. While it urged protesters not to resort to violence, China’s government has also encouraged the use of economic pressure in the dispute over Japan’s control over the East China Sea islands, called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China. China’s National Tourism Administration ordered travel companies last week to cancel tours to Japan over the weeklong National Day holiday in early October and promised to compensate any businesses for costs they could not recover, said a lawyer who saw the written order and asked not to be identified because the document is not for public use. The scale and violence are the worst in recurring waves of anti-Japanese protests since 2005, when lingering grievances over Japan’s occupation of parts of China in the 1930s through World War II brought Chinese into the streets.

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“Studies show that debt still is the Number 1 barrier preventing Canadians from saving for retirement,” said Tina Di Vito, director of retirement strategies at BMO Financial Group. “Paying off your mortgage prior to entering retirement is really critical. It will eliminate a significant amount of debt and will keep you from having to manage a higher debt load after you stop working.”

There are lots of strategies people can implement to avoid carrying debt into retirement, and financial experts say it is never too late, or early, to start. First-time homebuyers, for example, should consider shortening the amortization period of their mortgages as soon as they can so they can retire their mortgages by the time they retire.

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MORTGAGE: Savings Shortening the amortization period to 25 years from 30 years on a $400,000 mortgage at a five per cent interest rate, for example, will save $70,000 in interest payments during the life of the mortgage. “That is huge money going into your retirement,” said Laura Parsons, a BMO mortgage specialist. “It’s really important for people to understand that option and what it means.” People also need to understand their mortgage options, such as payment frequencies. “If you change your payment frequency to weekly and accelerate or increase your payments, even by as little as $10, it will make a difference to your mortgage,” Parsons said. “A lot of people, in the excitement of buying a home, don’t stop and understand exactly what they’re signing into and what options they have to really make a difference in their interest costs and their overall amortization.” Carrying debt into retirement actually can be a threat to financial security and rob you financially of the ability to do the things you’ve dreamt of doing in retirement. A recent RBC poll found that while about 70 per cent of boomers want to retire, 42 per cent of those who are not yet retired expect that managing cash flow in retirement will be difficult and 37 per cent are concerned they won’t have enough money to do what they want. “It’s understandable to have concerns about money management in retirement and that’s where planning can help alleviate the anxiety,” said Amalia Costa, head of retirement strategies with RBC. “Seeking financial advice and working with an adviser will help you to determine the lifestyle you want in retirement, understand the financial implications and to develop the corresponding financial plan and budget.” One of the perpetual financial questions these days is whether it is better to pay off debt or save. “I recommend that you find a balance between both paying down debt and saving,” Di Vito said. “It’s important to budget. You’ve got to balance your budget, balance your financial statements and understand the smart way to save and invest while paying off debt.” Most financial experts recommend paying off high interest debt such as credit cards and consumer loans first and then move on to paying off the lowerinterest debt. And then consider contributing to your RRSP. “Make an RRSP contribution outside of the January/February (contribution deadline) period,” she said. “An RRSP contribution gives you the added benefit of extra tax savings, which then can be used to reduce debt. If you have $1,000 to make an RRSP contribution and you’re going to get a third of it back in tax savings, that $300 can be used to make additional savings or pay down debt. It’s a double whammy.” 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.

CHINA: May hurt business Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn told reporters in Hong Kong last week that though so far the dispute had not had a discernible impact on sales in China, it might if it degenerates “into something more serious.” Imports from Japan are off 6 per cent so far this year compared with the first eight months of last year, according to Chinese government figures. A manager of a Sony laptop store in Shanghai said fewer people were coming into his shop. “We sold more than 100 last month, while in these 13 days in September, we sold fewer than 10,” manager Yan Long said last week. “We all know these products are made in China, but with a Japanese brand, but it’s just the way it is.” Calls for boycotts in previous rounds of ChinaJapan tensions have fizzled, so it’s unclear whether this time will be any different. The Japanese and Chinese economies have robust trade and economic ties, and Japan is a major investor, its businesses providing jobs in manufacturing and services. A boycott or trade fight would likely hurt the Chinese economy at a time its growth is rapidly slowing and the Chinese leadership is worried about civil unrest.

LOWS: Risks out there “We’ve had quite a move from the summer lows, we have come a long ways on this,” said Bob Gorman, chief portfolio strategist at TD Waterhouse. “In the pit of my stomach, I think this is all fine and dandy, we are well-positioned here, but at some point we will probably have a reminder that there are risks out there.” One thing that concerns Gorman is where a widely-watched measure of market volatility stood at the end of last week. The VIX futures — which translates, roughly, to the expected movement in the S&P 500 index over the upcoming 30-day period and then annualized — are often referred to as a fear index. In October, 2008 in the wake of the financial sector collapse, the S&P VIX had rocketed as high as 89 in the midst of the market sell-off. On Friday, it stood at about 14, well below the average reading of 19.04 that stood between 1990 and October 2008. And to some market experts, this spells complacency. “I wouldn’t be too surprised to see this ultra low VIX volatility/complacency give way to some renewed fear at some point,” added Gorman. “Wouldn’t surprise me a bit.” Meantime, Watson thinks that the focus will return to Europe now that Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has pleasantly surprised markets. “I think people will say now our focus is back on Europe and time to put some of these programs in place and try and get yields lower and so far, $ it’s working,” he said. “But at some point it might not work and that’s where the focus might turn back to in the near future. I don’t think it’s going to be on the United States as much.”


People shop at a Bharti-Walmart store on the outskirts of Chandigarh, India, Sunday. India agreed Friday to open its huge market to foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart as part of a flurry of economic reforms aimed at sparking new growth in the country’s sputtering economy.

Tens of thousands protest austerity measures in Spain BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MADRID, Spain — Tens of thousands of people from all over Spain rallied in the capital Saturday against punishing austerity measures enacted by the government, which is trying to save the country from financial collapse. Spain is stuck in a double-dip recession with unemployment close to 25 per cent. The conservative government of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has introduced stinging cuts and raised taxes in a bid to reduce the deficit and to reassure investors and officials from the 17-nation eurozone. The marchers in Madrid unfurled banners with slogans such as “Let’s go! They are ruining

the country and we have to stop them.” “This government’s policies are causing too much pain,” union chief Ignacio Fernandez Toxo said. “It’s a lie that there isn’t another way to restore the economy.” The situation looks set to get worse in coming weeks. At a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Cyprus on Friday, Spain revealed it would present a new set of economic reforms by the end of the month. It’s a move that raises expectations that Spain might soon ask for financial help. The economic reform plan will be unveiled by Sept. 27. It is expected to be the launch-pad to Spain’s tapping of a new European Central Bank bond-buying plan.

Just before Saturday’s march began, buses transporting protesters blocked several major roads in the Spanish capital. The main organizers were Social Summit, an association of more than 150 organizations, and the Workers’ Commissions and General Workers trade unions. The Interior Ministry’s regional office said it had expected more than 500,000 people to reach a central Madrid square, but later said 65,000 had attended to listen to speeches made by protest leaders. Toxo called for a referendum on the government’s austerity and bailout plans, saying the measures were so different from the ruling Popular Party’s election pledges that Spaniards should have the right to express an opinion on them.

Report: Greece will get more time to repay loans THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VIENNA, Austria — Austria’s finance minister says Greece will get more time to repay the loans it received from international creditors. Maria Fekter told Austrian newspaper Oesterreich in an interview published Sunday that the extension would be “cost neutral.” Greece is struggling to repay some of its debts because a C31 billion ($39.7 billion) loan installment from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund has been held up. The country’s creditors want Athens to cut a further C11.5 billion ($14.8 billion) in budget costs over the next two years against fierce op-



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EFG Hermes signs deal with QInvest DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Egyptian bank EFG Hermes says a majority of shareholders have voted in favour of

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Actor Bradley Cooper speaks during the press conference for the film “Silver Linings Playbook” during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday. “Silver Linings Playbook” has won a key boost in the race for Oscar glory. last two Quebec films that won TIFF’s top Canadian feature prize ended up being Canada’s submission to the Oscars. Philippe Falardeau’s Monsieur Lazha was last year’s pick, while Denis Villeneuve’s “Incendies” got the nod in 2010. Both ended up among the final nominees for the best foreignlanguage film category. Dolan said he didn’t want to dream about such prospects for Laurence Anyways, a stylish portrait of a transsexual man and his decade-long romance with a woman. “It would be an audacious

choice,” said Dolan, whose film opens in Toronto on Friday before heading to other English Canadian cities. “Usually we have war movies, we have sociologically implicated movies.... I don’t want to dream about it. I don’t know what Canada’s choice will be. I would love for them to pick my movie but that’s all I have to say. There are serious contenders out there — ’War Witch’ and a lot of films could be chosen for Canada.” The best debut Canadian feature prize went to two films: Brandon Cronenberg’s stylized

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it’s extremely exciting.” Later, he joked that he had already signed his cheque over to producer Niv Fichman. “This is like, the first instalment of a lot of money,” Cronenberg quipped. The awards were handed out Sunday an annual brunch gala marking the end of the 11day movie marathon, which included new films from Ben Affleck, Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Thomas Anderson and Terrence Malick. Affleck’s political thriller Argo, opening Oct. 12, was a close second in the people’s choice vote, said Handling. He predicted multiple Oscar nods for Affleck, who both stars and directs the film about a secret CIA mission to extract six U.S. citizens from Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. “Ben Affleck hit a home run, I think, with this film — the Toronto audiences gave it standing ovations, they embraced it, they loved it, he’s fantastic in the film, he gives a wonderful, wonderful performance, so I think there’ll be all kinds of nominations for him,” said Handling. Others he predicted on the way to acting kudos include Julianne Moore in What Maisie Knew, Elle Fanning in “Ginger and Rosa,” Jake Gyllenhaal in End of Watch and Joaquin Phoenix in The Master. “It’s a strong year in terms of actors. It always is and I think it’ll be very interesting to see what the Academy, and I guess what the Golden Globes also, nominates.”

Minaj, Urban tapped as new ‘American Idol’ judges “I did similar shows when I was very young in Australia,” he recalled, “and I was sort of crucified by one judge. So I don’t know that I’ll ever be THAT NEW YORK — The American Idol judges’ panel guy.” is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Minaj said during the auditions she’ll be looking Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. for “a superstar,” which, she explained, is “someThe Fox network officially tapped the pair with thing that can’t be defined in words.” an announcement Sunday, confirming rumours surJackson called this pair of hires a “fresh, fresh, rounding them both just hours before the first round fresh Idol one-two!” of auditions for next season was due to begin in New Minaj, he said, “brings a whole other cool vibe York. we’ve never had on the show, and Keith Urban? My The announcement also settled the status of Ran- God, he’s unbelievably talented!” dy Jackson. He will stay put as the sole remaining When Carey was asked whether she had eagerly original “Idol” judge, scotching rumours he might awaited news of who would join her as judges, she assume a different role on the popular talent compe- cracked that, no, she hadn’t, “because all I really tition. care about is me,” but quickly added, “Only kidThis trio will join pop star Mariah Carey at a ding.” judges’ panel now expanded to four members from Turning serious, she said she didn’t know what its previous three. kind of judge she would be. Arriving at Lincoln Center, where the auditions “Am I the mean one? Am I the nice one? ... It’s not would take place, Urban hailed Idol for its “great about me, me, me, it’s about them (the contestants) history of producing real stars.” and what I can bring to them to help guide them in As an Idol judge, he said he plans to be “authen- the right direction,” said Carey. tic” but not cruel. Ryan Seacrest will remain as host when the show returns for its 12th season in January. “Last night,” he said, “we had a chance to really get together for the first time as a group. Everybody made a toast and talked about how special it was that they were here, and why they were here. So we’re off to a good start.” Seacrest took note of “the serious and obvious diversity on this panel,” adding, “You can see just by the panel the kind of power the show has.” The makeup of the panel has been in flux since Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez announced their exits in July. Carey signed on later that month. “I am thrilled about this year’s judges panel,” File photos by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS said Mike Darnell, Fox This photo combination shows musicians Nicki Minaj, left, and Keith Urban. The president of Alternative “American Idol” judges’ panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Entertainment. “With an unparalleled Minaj and country crooner Urban. The Fox network BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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HOROSCOPES CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Wade Robson, 30; Kyle Chandler, 47; Cassandra Peterson, 61 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This is a big, beautiful week, with powerful celestial events made even more significant because they are happening at the same time. Pluto is stationary now, which means it appears to be standing still in the sky, a symbol for exceptional potency. It will be a great day, enjoy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Powerful attractions are meant to lead you back to yourself, asking deeper questions of fulfillment. You are seeing that your happiness is in your own hands. With this surety, you make wonderful changes and experience a new found freedom. It will be a great year, enjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): There is an undeniable truth you are ready to face. You have felt an energy welling up deep within you for days. Be brave and fearless as you admit where the change needs to happen and you follow through with faith. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You may have felt like you were on the outside, feeling more insecure than was comfortable. Now, you see there was always progress. Events today affirm how far you have come. Use this appreciation to validate the direction in which you are heading. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You may be taking too much responsibility for something that really wasn’t your fault. There is nothing more you could have done, and you really did the best you could. Now, move on with confidence. A new day is close. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your mood gets decidedly more passionate as the days progress. You may not be able to put words to it, but you can feel a determination to start fresh well up inside you. Taking ownership for your happiness creates a fortunate tidal wave. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): There will always be countless things we have to accept when two people decide to connect. To love means that you are intimately connected with forgiveness. You don’t have to accept what you don’t like, but do be softer

with another person now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s great to have a goal, but being too specific about the path there can be a hindrance. Things work out better than your assumptions now. A prospect even bigger than you dreamed is close. Put your demands to the side and let it in. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Hollywood holds magic and promise, but has been criticized as illusionary. Your possibilities can be best


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of faith in yourself. You really can do no wrong. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): You have demonstrated great endurance through the confusion of the last few months. Now, you get a clear picture. It just wasn’t the right time then. Everything moves forward for the better. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): There is no guesswork. The truth is laid out for you. It has been staring you in the face for a while. It’s just that now you are willing to see it. When the awareness comes, be gentle and embracing. PISCES (Feb. 19-March

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1-800-255-0687 OLDS OKOTOKS RED DEER 1-800-255-0687 Mission Professional Centre 500-2303 - 4th Street SW 403-228-4124

Sunbow Professional Centre 202-2004 - 14th Street NW 403-289-8900


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West Springs Pavilions Northland Plaza Centre 361739,- 850 Avenue 113, 4820 Northland Drive NW Weston Drive SW Ph: 403-348-8460 403-282-4190 403-246-6909

Cornerstone Centre Olds 830 - 6700 46th Street Ph: 403-507-2514

Okotoks Professional Centre 202, 40 Elizabeth Street Ph: 403-938-3790 Cornerstone Centre


Checkmate Centre 3617 - 50 Avenue Ph: 403-348-8460

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Olds 830 - 6700 46th Street Ph: 403-507-2514

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ognize that the persona matters, but don’t buy into it. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can seek and destroy any adversary, but the most powerful opponent is always within. Instead of being challenging to those around you, take a reflective stance. Decide what is no longer acceptable in your life and connect with the motivation to be an agent of change. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21): Though the path forward may not have always been clear, you have always been moving forward. Events now will move fast. You are blessed with a strong sense


403-309-3300 Office/Phone Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon - Fri

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announcements Obituaries

In Memoriam In Loving Memory of DON HENGSTLER 1960 - 1988 Sadly missed along life’s way, Quietly remembered very day. No longer in our lives to share, But in our hearts your always there. Our days whenever we’re sad and blue We open our albums and look at you.

McNAINY Gerald “Gerry” Mr. Gerald McNainy passed away the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at the age of 75 years. A Funeral Service will be held at Eventide Funeral Chapel, 4820-45th Street, R e d D e e r, A l b e r t a , o n Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Alto-Reste Cemetery, Red Deer. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting Arrangements entrusted to Craig Kanngiesser EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45th Street, Red Deer Phone (403) 347-2222

Remembering you today and every day. Love you always, Mom Laurie and Sandra Hengstler



LOST Mazda car key and door opener, angel and Hawaii attachments. 403-347-8171 LOST white I-phone 4S RD Regional hospital grounds mid Aug. If found please call 403-343-6252



FOUND - Silver ring at Blackfalds All Star Park on September 8. Please call 403-885-4857 to identify. FOUND: aprx. 8+ pairs of coveralls in back alley in Oriole Park. To claim, please call 403-346-4373 X-BOX 360 disc, north Red Deer, owner identify to claim, 403-347-0886




RED DEER BINGO Centre 4946-53 Ave. (West of Superstore). Precall 12:00 & 6:00. Check TV Today!!!!


jobs CLASSIFICATIONS 700-920 PHELAN In loving memory of David John 1971-2011 David went into Eternal Rest one year ago. We thought of you with love But that is nothing new We thought about you yesterday And days before that too We think of you in silence We often speak your name Now all we have are memories And your picture in a frame Your memory is our keepsake With which we’ll never part God has you in His keeping We have you in our heart. May you rest in Eternal Peace My Son and Brother He is sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his mother Joyce Gallagher and step father John Gallagher and families.


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LOST - MEC Bike Shopping Tote (pannier). Lost in Red Deer along 30 ave between New Clearview and Deer Park. It fell of my bike Sept 4th. If you have found it please call Shawna at 403-986-7022 or email

Legal Assistant required immediately preferably with litigation, real estate, wills & estates and corporate experience. Firm is prepared to train a candidate who has experience in some but not all aspects of the position. Please submit your resume by mail, email or fax to: GERIG HAMILTON NEELAND LLP Attn: Buddy Melnyk 501, 4901 - 48 Street Red Deer, AB. T4N 6M4 Email: bmelnyk@ Fax: 403-343-6522



Come Grow With Us!!!! As one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, CBI Home Health provides you with more opportunities and greater support, training and career development than any other health care company.


FULL & PART TIME CHICKEN CATCHERS willing to work night/early morning shifts. Immediate openings. Full Benefits. Contact Mike 403-848-1478

Hair Stylists


ADAM & EVE UNISEX REQ’S F/T HAIR CUTTING PERSONNEL. Above average earnings. Submit resume in person at Parkland Mall.

To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:

CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463


Legal Assistant/ Conveyancer

Duhamel Manning Feehan Warrender Glass LLP Requires the services of a Real Estate Conveyancer with 5 years+ experience. Builders experience would be an advantage. Please email resume to or fax to the attention of Office Manager on 403.343.0891.


Full time position w/exc. remuneration and benefit pkg. Send resume to or fax to 403-844-4484 JAGARE ENERGY PRODUCTION TESTING now hiring Day Supervisors, Night Operators, and Helpers. Email resumes to: or STEAM TRUCK operator req’d. Must have experience and have clean driver’s abstract, all req’d tickets and reliable transportation. Fax resume 403-348-2918 or email

Apprentice or Journeyman Mechanics Pile Drive Operators Pile Drive Assistants Qualified Day & Night Field Supervisor Supervisors

- (Must be able to provide own work truck.) Field Operators - Valid First Aid, H2S, driver’s license required! Please see your website @ or contact us at 1-877-926-5837 Your application will be kept strictly confidential

TARTAN CONTROLS Is expanding. Looking for Shops Hands. Please fax resume 403-309-0988 or email: dgunn@

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Home based bookkeeper with over 13 years of experience. I use both Simply and Quickbooks software. Rates:$25-35/ hour depending on services needed. Call Kim at 403-704-1174 INDIVIDUAL & BUSINESS Accounting, 30 yrs. of exp. with oilfield service companies, other small businesses and individuals RW Smith, 346-9351



Black Cat Concrete

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


Kitchen renovations Wes Wiebe 403-302-1648 DALE’S Home Reno’s. Free estimates for all your reno needs. 755-9622 cell 506-4301




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

Handyman Services


F & J Renovations. We do it all. Good rates and references available so call John at 403-307-3001 GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089

Massage Therapy


* NEW * Executive Touch. Relaxation massage for men. 5003A - Ross St. On holiday- reopen Sept. 28 348-5650 Gentle Touch Massage 4919 50 St. New rear entry, lots of parking 403-341-4445 HOT STONE - Releases back pain, headaches, etc. 403-352-8269 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. ROXY 403-848-2300 Qualified Supervisors, BOYS play with toys, men Services Night Operators & play with us 403-550-0558 Field Assistants 5* JUNK REMOVAL EDEN

We would like to thank all those candidates who apply, however only qualified personnel will be contacted. Barden Oilfield Hauling is accepting resumes for Journeyman Picker Operators, Winch Truck Operators, and Texas Bed Operators. Successful applicants must have all oilfield tickets. Please email or fax resume & 5 year C.D.A. to steve.bardentrucking@ or 403 341 3968.

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All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test. Safety tickets are an asset but we are willing to train the right candidate. We offer exceptional pay, excellent benefit package and a positive work environment. Please email resumes to or fax 403-783-2011. The right candidates will be contacted for an interview. Please no phone calls. TEAM Snubbing now hiring operators and helpers. Email: janderson@ Start your career! See Help Wanted

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If you are a team player interested in the oil and gas industry, please submit your resume, current driver’s abstract and current safety certificates (1st Aid & H2S are the min. qualifications) to the following: Fax 403-887-4750

Drillers and Driller Assistants with a Class 1 driver’s license.



A growing Production Testing company, based out of Sylvan Lake, is currently accepting resumes for the following positions:

Landcore Technologies Inc. located in Ponoka is currently seeking energetic, motivated team players for the following positions:


RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060


Production Testing Personnel: Day & Night Supervisors & Field Operators




F/T / P/T Pharmacy Technician. Apply w/ resume to: Highland Green Value Drug Mart, Red Deer


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


Positions available in the City of Red Deer and surrounding areas (Olds, Lacombe, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds, Great employer benefit package.

Join Our Fast Growing Team and Secure Your Future with our Optimum Benefit Package & RRSP’s!!

Busy trucking company looking for experienced winch truck, bed truck and tractor picker operators. Please fax resume (403) • 343-1922 or drop off at 10, 7719 Edgar Industrial Dr. LOOKING for




Community Care Supervisor LPN / RN

Certified Health Care Aides


BOILER OPERATOR NEEDED FOR PROJECT IN FORT NELSON BC Must have all tickets, Fax resume 403-886-2223 OR EMAIL:

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

All applicants require: * Health Care Aid certification, be enrolled in a government WE’RE GROWING! recognized HCA Laser Derm & Wellness program or have Centre in Red Deer - a documented previous med-spa is looking to hire experience. an Aesthetician. * Recent clear Criminal Must have aesthetic Record Check diploma, all training will be (within the last 3 mths) provided. Please drop off * Proof of required your resume to immunizations (Hep B, Laser Derm Ruebella, Bay 500 80 Donlevy Varicella and TB test) Avenue Red Deer, Alberta. * Reliable vehicle











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BUSY ELECTRICAL Firm looking for P/T receptionist. General office duties as well as little office cleaning. The position requires you to: Must have computer * train and supervise experience in excel and Health Care Associates in Microsoft word. Benefits community and lodge available. Please email settings in the city of Red resumes to: Deer and surrounding areas * be a great communicator * ensure quality and manage areas of risk Dental problem, solve and make appropriate decisions PERIOPARTNERS * educate and mentor Dr. Patrick Pierce * ensure positive client interviewing for RDA Level outcomes II. 2-3 days/wk. * have a reliable vehicle Excellent remuneration. * be avail. for a rotation of days/evenings/weekends

Estheticians VIROVE Joseph 1947 - 2012 Joseph Virove, longtime resident of the Red Deer area, passed away on location, September 9, 2012. Joe was born in Brooks, Alberta February 18, 1947 - the second child and first son of Joe and Irene. He grew up on the family farm but set out to seek his fortune operating heavy equipment in the oil and gas sector in 1961. After becoming an expert operator, Joe’s focus shifted to business, owning and operating his own water truck services company. His longtime oilfield experience made him a very successful Oilfield Engineering Consultant with his travels taking him from the cold arctic of the N.W.T. to his favourite, the rugged bush and breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains - where you could also find Joe quading and hunting on a rare day off. Joseph’s memory will be honoured in the hearts of his wife, Cynthia; his son, Kevin; daughter Joanna; and his grandchildren, Connor and Zane. Also cherishing their memories of Joe are his sister, Patricia (Norman) Wiebe and son Darryl; sisterin-law Norma Wirove and their three children, Justin, Mat and Robi, along with Cindy’s sisters Roberta, Marsha, Sonja and their families. His brother, Robert; father, Joseph and his mother Irene predeceased Joe. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alberta Heart and Stroke Foundation. A memorial and celebration of life will be held at Poplar Ridge Community Hall, Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting





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Property clean up 340-8666

EROTICAS PLAYMATES Girls of all ages 403-598-3049

CENTRAL PEST CONTROL LTD. Comm/res. Locally owned. 403-373-6182

FREE removal of all kinds of unwanted scrap metal. No household appliances 403-396-8629

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

Moving & Storage



Painters/ Decorators


LAUREL TRUDGEON Residential Painting and Colour Consultations. 403-342-7801. MIKE’S Refresh Painting Interior specialist. (403) 350-6958

Seniors’ Services


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- 341-0617 HELPING HANDS For Seniors. Cleaning, cooking, companionship in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 Better For Cheaper with a Low Price Guarantee.

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Tree Pruning,Topping and Removal by a Certified Arborist,Hedges too! call Randy at 403-350-0216 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!

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D2 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Our office is looking for a career minded professional, a team player who enjoys a fast paced, exciting work atmosphere. Part time position. Willing to work flexible schedule including Wed. evenings and Saturdays till 2 pm. Will train right candidate. Please fax your resume to 403-342-0188 DOW CHEMICAL in Prentiss, Alberta is now hiring a

Project Engineer

Please review the detailed job posting and requirements, and apply on-line at Job Number 1208415 Deadline to apply is: October 4, 2012

Maple Leaf Environmental & Safety Ltd. is a proactive, dynamic and progressive company. We are currently recruiting for the position of Seismic Safety Advisors, Shut down safety personnel and EMR, EMT Alberta College of Paramedics registered medical personnel for winter projects throughout Western Canada. Please fax or e-mail resume & qualifications to: Keith Anderson Fax: 403-637-2024 kanderson@


RMT required for chiropractic & massage clinic. Please apply, in person, with resume to Optimum Performance Centre, located in the Collicutt Centre.

Restaurant/ Hotel


CONSORT HOTEL IN CONSORT AB IS LOOKING FOR FULL TIME BARTENDER HELPERS ($12.00/HOUR) Must be able to work weekends, night. Apply with resume, e-mail: CORONATION MOTEL REQUIRE IMMEDIATELY F/T HOUSEKEEPERS. $14.50/hr, 35 hrs/wk. Little experience required. Call 403-578-3700


PART/FULL TIME COOK Apply at East 40th Pub. 3811 40th Ave. 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. MUST be able to pass criminal check. We offer a competitive salary. Fax: 403-341-5613 Attention: ARAMARK e-mail: margery_becker@ 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:


• Labourers • Pipefitters & Apprentices • Portable Welders & Apprentices




Truckers/ Drivers


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Boots Transport Ltd. Requires 3 - Class 1 Drivers with 2+ years driving exp. to run the 4 Western provinces (based in Calgary) 60 hrs/wk. $40K $70/year. Bob 403-238-5755 B R I C K L AY E R / S TO N E MASON REQ’D IMMED. for busy growing company, Please fax resume to: 1-888-214-9225 or call and leave msg at 403-346-7625 261060I18

Valid H2S, 1st Aid, WHMIS & TDG required. Confined Space & other Safety tickets an asset. Please send resumes by fax to: 403-729-3236 or e-mail to


DNR Pressure Welding PARTS INVENTORY DAVENEPORT CLASS 1 DRIVER MILLWRIGHT SERVICES r e q u i r e s J o u r n e y m a n Must have super B exp., CONTROL Heavy Duty Mechanic. now hiring all oilfield tickets, hauling We are currently seeking NGL, clean abstract. Excellent benefit pack- an energetic self motivated CERTIFIED Fax 403-347-2940 Attn: Bill ages. Email resumes to individual for parts and JOURNEYMAN inventory control. Oilfield NEED experienced Class MILLWRIGHTS No Phone calls please. or drilling exp. an asset. 1 drivers for short and long and WELDERS Drug and alcohol program Ozcan Northern is a rig haul. Runs AB., SASK, in effect. manufacturer in Blindman Manitoba & BC for Red Deer SHUT Industrial Park. Please EXP’’D drywall tradesmen Please call DOWN SEPT. 30- OCT. 6 email resume to & laborers req’d, PROMAX TRANSPORT Central AB based trucking michelle@ Phone 403-348-8640 at 227-2712 or fax resume Must have own company reqires or fax w/abstract 403-227-2743 transportation. EXP’D SIDER , must have 403-309-0179 OWNER OPERATORS truck and tools. $85/sq. in AB. Home the odd Sales & TOO MUCH STUFF? Send resume to: Shipper / Receiver we pay compensation night. Weekends off. Late Let Classifieds AES INDUSTRIAL Distributors Call 403-347-2522 model tractor pref. Phone 403-510-9392 help you sell it. SUPPLIES LTD. 403-586-4558 looking for an energetic/ SOAP STORIES DNR Powerline enthusiastic individual for is seeking Something for Everyone SNOW plow drivers(2) Construction requires our receiving department. Retail Sales Supervisor req’d for winter season Everyday in Classifieds Labourers/apprentices for Fax resume to for our Parkland Mall location, based out of Lacombe, various projects in Alberta. 403-342-0233 Red Deer. $17.40/hr. exc. wages. Must have Excellent opportunity for Email resume: Class 3 w/air. Call Toll apprenticeship. Excellent HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC SHUNDA Free 1-877-787-2501 Mon. benefit packages. - Fri. 9 am. - 5 pm. only or CONSTRUCTION 1st or 2nd Yr. Apprentice. Fax resume to fax resume to: 403-784-2330 Requires Full Time Full time work, benefits 403-742-5759 or email Teachers/ Req’d immediately avail. Apply with resume to Carpenters and Tutors RAVEN MECHANICAL Will consider carpenters helpers Attention : Noel. No phone Misc. SERVICES. training a calls please. Drug and Laborers and Skid #1, 7620 76 St. Close, DO YOU HAVE A Help alcohol program in effect. professional, Steer Operator Red Deer, AB. PASSION FOR experienced driver. TEACHING? Competitive Wages 782902 Alberta Ltd DNR Pressure Welding QUALIFIED Local educational center requires B Pressure Weld& Benefits. Fax resumes & Ph.1-877-463-9664 o/a Esso or Winks seeks 3rd or 4th year ELECTRICIANS ref’s to: 403-343-1248 is hiring for F/T Store or email resume to ers, CWB Welders and education students, teachers Apprenticeship or email to: Supervisors - $18/hr. NEEDED welders. info@capilano and retired teachers Mail 117 Lakeway Blvd, Excellent opportunity for for our new after school Sylvan Lake, AB. T4S 0H2. apprenticeship. Excellent True Power Electric SPARTEK tutoring program. benefit packages. Email Requires SYSTEMS INC Please forward resumes to ryan@dnrweldResidential exp. only I n S y l v a n L a k e , A B i s Truckers/ resumes with cover letter Competitive wages seeking quailified individu- Drivers and references to: No Phone calls please. & benefits. als for firststepsandbeyond Drug and alcohol program Fax resume to: in effect. 403-314-5599 *MECHANICAL ENGINEER * ELECTRICAL ENGINEER * JOURNEYMAN WANTED FOR Trades MACHINIST Trades CENTRAL ALBERTA SOFTWARE ENGINEER ELEC. REPAIR TECH A FULL TIME PAINTER REQUIRED For complete job required for fuel hauling Painting exp. necessary. descriptions, please FULL TIME POSITION AVAILABLE Must have vehicle. refer to our website at Must be task orientated, We offer competitive hourly rates, uniforms, full self motivated & reliable. company benefits, clean modern fleet and on-theApplicants please forward Phone 403-596-1829 job continuous training. Successful candidates resume to keri.lee@ must take a pre-employment drug and alcohol ABEL CORPORATION screening. Qualified individuals only. or fax to 403-887-4050 Welding and Manufacturing Ltd. is looking for candidates Please state which position for the following positions: designs, engineers and manufactures custom oilfield Drop off resume and abstract in person or fax to: you are applying for in your equipment for international clients, within our 7 shops 403-346-2132 cover letter. * Woodworking machine and 10 acres of land in Innisfail, AB 8009 Edgar Industrial Place operators $17.00- $21.50 Central Alberta’s Largest hourly - 40 hrs. per wk. Continuous learning and growth is our goal for Car Lot in Classifieds * Furniture manufacturing every employee! labourers $13.95 - $17. If you would like to be a part of our growing and dynamic hourly - 40 hrs. per wk. STRONG Insulation Inc. team of professionals in your field, we are currently seeking * Cabinetmakers $18.50Looking for exp. residential $22.50 hourly - $40.00 insulators w/drivers licence DRIVEN TO EXCEL hrs. per wk. (Batt And Poly, Blow-in). FROM START TO FINISH Call Curtis 403-307-7295 Send resumes to Day and Night shifts available Box 5324 Lacombe, Competitive starting wages Alberta T4L 1X1; apply by email at Pidherney’s is busy and requires These are full-time permanent shop positions with benefits Abel.Corporation@ experienced local: packages including Health, RRSP and Tool Allowance or programs. by fax to (403) 782-2729 Please Fax resume to 403-227-7796, SYLVAN AUTO CENTRE or Email to requires an 1st Year or other Apprentice Technician, Fax resume 403-887-5054 or email Andy’s Oilfield Hauling Ltd. No phone calls please 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



JJAM Management (1987) Ltd., Requires to work at 5111 22 St. 37444 HWY 2 S 37543 HWY 2N 700 3020 22 St. Parkland Mall STORE FRONT F.T. SHIFT WORK, $11.00/hr. Please fax resume to: 403-314-1303

Winch Truck, Bed Truck Drivers & Picker Operators

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“JOIN OUR TEAM” Optical Lab Tech

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER developing and creating future products. Ideal candidate must have post secondary education, be a team player and like to think “ outside the box”. Manufacturing experience an asset. A great Monday to Friday work week. Free training provided, friendly crews! Email resume: or fax resume to 403-227-1131 GREAT PEOPLE WORK AT NOSSACKS.




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URGENT!!!! Exp. Stucco plasters needed for busy company. Please fax resume to 1-888-214-9225 or leave message at 403-346-7625

required by a Central Alberta Home Builder. Must have the following abilities and experience: • Blueprint reading, stair calculating, framing, finish carpentry, etc. • Individual must have a clean drivers abstract and their own transportation to and from work. • This is a Full Time, year round position. Only those persons with the before mentioned skills need apply. Please reply and attach resume and references to


If you want to stay busy and be home every night then Pidherney’s might be for you! • Top wages paid based on experience • Flexible work schedule • Possible career advancement opportunities • Based out of Red Deer Valid safety tickets an asset

Welders Wanted

-2nd yr, 3rd yr or Journeyman - willing to work substantial overtime - Subcontractors welcome by hand Ozcan Northern is a rig manufacturer located in Blindman Ind. Park. We are currently experiencing high demand in our fabrication facility and are looking for energetic, self motivated. Please fax resumes to 403-309-0179 or email to: trevor@




Restaurant/ Hotel

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


Has openings for an exp’d cabinet finisher, sanding staining and spraying. Min. 2 yrs exp. in the spray booth. Competitive wages, comprehensive health plan. Send resume to careers@woodmaster .ca Fax to 403-342-4413

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 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


$1000.00 SIGNING BONUS. SAFETY BONUS. REFERRAL BONUS. GREAT WAGES AND BENEFITS. 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. The ideal candidate will have a history of safedriving, and seek a long-term and rewarding career. Send your resume today! Email: Fax: (403) 250-7801 260359I7-20


TO LIST YOUR WEBSITE CALL 403-309-3300 ASSOCIATIONS Central AB Home Builders 403-346-5321 Canadian Mental Health Assoc. LOVE camping and outdoors? Canadian Diabetes Assoc. /cawos/index.html Chamber of Commerce 403-347-4491

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CLUBS & GROUPS Club for writers - meets weekly

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SHOPPING Online Mega Mall 403-597-1854

VACATIONS AB Horseback Vacations 403-340-3971



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SUREPOINT GROUP Provides a complete range of services to the upstream oil and gas industry. Our RED DEER Location is looking for Instrumentation Technicians and Electricians: 2nd, 3rd, 4th year and Journeymen ! We offer: - Competitive wages - Comprehensive Group Benefits - Outstanding Safety Program ? It is our job to ensure we all go home SAFE EVERY DAY Please forward resumes to or FAX: (780) 830-5115






RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 D3


782902 Alberta Ltd o/a Mac’s is hiring for F/T Store Supervisor - $17.31/hr. Mail 1 Sylvan Drive, Sylvan Lake, AB. T4S 1J9

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 JOHNSTONE CROSSING Jepsen Crsc. & Jordan Pkwy KENTWOOD Kirkland Dr. & Kirkwood Crsc.


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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. ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK

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Academic Express

Adult Education & Training


ADULT & YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED for delivery of Flyers Red Deer Express & Red Deer Life Sunday in GRANDVIEW MORRISROE WEST LAKE Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317

ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED for early morning delivery of Red Deer Advocate 6 days per week in


CIRCULATION 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

CARRIERS REQUIRED to deliver the Central AB. Life Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick at 403-314-4303

MUSTANG ACRES Galbraith St. & Gray Dr. Please call Joanne at 403-314-4308

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

Service Runner (Part Time)

Do You: - Want extra income - Possess a clean, valid drivers license - Have a friendly attitude - Enjoy customer service - Want part-time work (12 to 22 hours per week) As part of our customer service team, you will be dispatched in response to service concerns to delivery newspapers and flyers to customers or carriers. A delivery vehicle is provided. Hours of shifts are Monday through Friday 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. or longer, and/or afternoon shifts Monday to Friday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.. Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m.-11 a.m. or longer Submit resume, indicating “Service Runner Position”, along with your drivers abstract immediately to: careers@ or mail to: Human Resources 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer, AB. T4N 5G3 or fax to: 403-341-4772 We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be contacted.

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 Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

CLEANING Person help req’d 4 mornings/wk. Mon. Tues. Thur. & Fri. 7 a.m. until approx. 11 am. Must be bondable & have own transportation, damp mopping floors involved must be physically capable. 403-347-7216 lvg. msg,

Employment Training


(Reference Guide: CAPP Competency Assessment for Upstream Oil and Gas Pipeline Installation Inspectors) Skystone Engineering will host a training seminar focusing on the role of the inspector as the client (owner) representative, and provides an understanding of code and regulatory requirements needed for inspectors to fulfill their role from a QA perspective. It also covers site safety and project management as well as the administrative requirements to assure new installations and satisfy owner requirements and expectations. It addresses all sections of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producer’s (CAPP’s) Guidance Document: “Competency Assessment for Upstream Oil and Gas Pipeline Installation Inspectors” issued Sept. 2009.

NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED for Afternoon delivery in Bowden & Innisfail.

Please contact QUITCY

at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@ PAINTERS helper wanted. 403-598-0303 SPORTING GOODS store requires knowledgeable person for their gun room. F/T or P/T iideal position for a retired person with firearm experience would be an asset. Drop by with resume to Bay 6, 7667 50th Ave, SWAMPERS F/T needed immediately for a fast growing waste & recycling company. Heavy lifting involved (driver’s helper) position. Reliability essential. Own transportation required. Please email resumes to



Piano & Organs

ORGAN Yamaha $200 403-347-1757


Sporting Goods

3 WHEELER golf cart, like new, $50, 14 doz golf balls, $2/per dozen 403-314-0804


Travel Packages

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




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


Grain, Feed Hay

Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855



2 MTN. BIKES, ladies’ and men’s $20 each, 403-728-2383



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




2ND. cut round hay bales 403-350-4924

Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers


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


Acreages/ Farms

2 BDRM. 2 baths, Pine Lake acreage immed. poss., $850/mo., 403-505-6240


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



COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE 6’-15’ digging and planting. J/V Tree Farm. 403-350-6439. RED crab apples to give away call 403-346-3142 TREES for sale near Mirror, AB. Tower Poplar, Colorado Blue Spruce, Swedish Aspen, and Japanese Lilac. 403-650-1309

1700 1710

12 CU.FT. fridge, white, G E , l i k e n e w, $ 2 0 0 , 403-307-4223 after 6 p.m APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 PORTABLE washing machine $100 obo 403-347-1757

Household Furnishings



Queen Orthopedic, dble. pillow top, set, 15 yr. warr. Cost $1300. Sacrifice $325. 302-0582 Free Delivery BED: #1 King. extra thick orthopedic pillowtop, brand new, never used. 15 yr. warr. Cost $1995, sacrifice @ $545. 403-302-0582. CHINA CABINET $200 good cond. obo 403-347-1757 LARGE WALL UNIT w/bar and china cabinet $60; 403-887-5848 MICROWAVE Emerson, good shape, $40; tv stand, w/door, oak color, really good shape,. $40, 403-505-6612

Call Karen for more info 403-314-4317


Pidherney’s is busy and requires the following:

SCRAPER OPERATORS Earthworks Division

Condos/ Townhouses


2 BDRM. well cared for condo, North of river. Upgraded w/ hardwood floors, 4 appl., avail. Oct. 1 $875 rent & s.d. **RENTED** 2 BEDROOM 1-1/2 bath Condo for rent. Avail immed. in Normandeau. 5 New Appl., recently reno’d. $1150/month w/all utilities incl. Contact Josh for more info @ 403-396-3263 or Email @ joshsallows

KYTE CRES. Lovely 3 level exec. 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, concrete patio, blinds, front/rear parking, no dogs, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 Avail. Oct. 1. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545 SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets.



1 & 2 BDRM. APTS.

Clean, quiet bldg. Call 318-0901. 1 BDRM. suite for over forty quiet tenant at 5910-55 Ave. Security cameras, auto lock doors, heat and water included. No pets. Rent $750, $700 s.d. Ph: 403-341-4627


Misc. for Sale


CONSTRUCTION wheelbarrow as new, $40; 2 therma-pane windows, $20 each, 28’ white deck r a i l i n g , $ 1 2 0 ; 403-728-2383 WHITE wicker dressing table w/chair $100; ladies golf clubs and bag $30 403-347-6190


BLACKFALDS By Owner, New Starter Home. Unique bi-level, walk-out bsmt. FOR SALE OR RENT TO OWN. 403-348-9746, 746-5541 FREE Weekly list of properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s phone #, etc. 342-7355 Help-U-Sell of Red Deer Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds

Mason Martin Homes has


2 bdrm. In-suite Laundry. Greenhouse in yard. MATURE ADULTS ONLY. No Pets. $1295 - Util INCL. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403 396 9554


has relocated to

Call for more info call 403-342-4544



ACREAGE near Linden, AB 1520 sq. ft. 2008 modular home, new 3000 sq. ft. shop, 200 amp service, floor heat, 24 x 14 overhead door, shelter belt w/drip lines, beautiful yard, awesome view $300,000. 403-369-4576





Manufactured Homes

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

Commercial Property

2008 Pathfinder LE AWD, V-6, lthr., $18,888 3488788 Sport & Import


COMMERCIAL PROPERTY by reserved auction, 3.1 acres, with 13, 000 sq ft building. Starting 2008 PATHFINDER 4X4 bid only $100,000.00 e-mail 135000 kms $17888 7620 50 Ave,Sport & Import or call Cor at 780-918-6715. Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY


Cottages/Resort Property

2008 HARLEY DAVIDSON F-350 turbo diesel, sunroof, 66946 kms $44,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2008 ESCALADE AWD, sunroof, htd. lthr.,DVD, 76,425 kms,$44,888 3488788 Sport & Import 2006 ENVOY SLT loaded sunroof, leather, Mint cond. 403-347-4179 2006 ENVOY SLT loaded sunroof, leather, Mint cond. 403-347-4179


3 bdrm. apt. avail. Oct. 1 REDUCED! water & heat incld, clean and quiet, great location,no LAKE FRONT PROPERTY -†2300 sqft home on 10 acres pets, 403-346-6686 $449,000. 10 min from Ponoka. SYLVAN LAKE, lrg. bright Fishing, swimming & boating lower level suite. $1000 at your back door. incl. utils., parking, laundry, See #47984.† avail. Oct. 1 MLS C3526876. N/S. Call 780-462-2087 Call 403-519-6773† Email:


Mobile Lot

LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820


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Lots For Sale


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





Houses For Sale




in desirable Morrisroe. Park like yard. Clean, well kept, 4 bdrm., 2.5 baths, new dev. bsmt. Single att. garage, quiet neighbourood & great neighbours. 31 MacFarlane Ave. $339,900. 403-342-0921

2008 MERCEDES-BENZ ML320 AWD, turbo diesel, l e a t h e r. , n a v. , $ 3 9 , 8 8 8 348-8788 Sport & Import

400/month lot Rent incl. Cable Lana (403) 550-8777 254509H1

Renter’s Special

2007 BMW X5 4.8i AWD, lthr., DVD, heads up display, $31,888 348-8788 Sport & Import

2004 FORD E-250 Sign. Series handi-van, 58,680 kms 348-8788 AS & Import


Fifth Wheels

2001 OKANAGAN 35’ Canadian built, immac. fully winterized, loaded, 2 furnaces, a/c, laminate flooring 780-462-2087 2000 JAYCO Quest 23’ good shape $6500 obo 403-885-5608


1 9 9 9 T R AV E L A I R E Rustler, 26’, 5th wheel, new tires, new axles, Exc. cond. bought new one. $7500 obo phone 403-318-1913


Utility Trailers

Auto Wreckers

2 & 3 bedroom

2006 DODGE CHARGER Exc. shape. Runs great. 4 brand new tires. 89,000 km. $11,000 obo 403-848-0937

modular/mobile homes in pet friendly park


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

Vehicles Wanted To Buy

FREE Cable


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

Starting at


Vans Buses

SMALL UTILITY trailer, w/lights $130, ............SOLD!!......


2003 MERCEDES SL55 AMG $48,888 348-8788 Sport & Import You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!


Lana (403) 550-8777

1997 FORD F150, 4x4, good cond. 403-346-3427


20,000with Intro


2004 CHEV e/c, s/b, 4x4 Loaded. Nice shape. $7850. 403-348-9746

2009 LINCOLN MKS 4dr. 28’, fully loaded, sleeps 9, sedan, AWD, 3.7 eng., rarely used, moved only loaded, black int., black twice, some extras incl. ext., 34,0000 kms. warr. Can be viewed 1/2 km east until 2013, 403-580-0948 of Red Deer on Hwy 11 near Balmoral Golf Course. $12,000 or willing to trade for truck of equal value. Phone 403-391-2586




Holiday Trailers

Beautiful Bungalow





8 Brand New Homes starting at $179,900


with Laminate Flooring, new carpet, newly painted



Sweet 2 bdrm unit. ADULTS ONLY. Industrial NO PETS. ONLY $895 & Property elect. Available Oct. 1. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 FOR SALE OR LEASE or 403-396-9554 4200 SQ.FT. heated bay, has two 14x14 overhead KELLOWAY CRES. doors w/elec lift . radiant New Laminate throughout! heat, Johnstone indus. 3 bdrm. 2 baths Apt/Condo. Park, avail. Oct. 1, call 5 appls. In-suite laundry & Armand at 403-350-9953 storage. AVAILABLE TOO MUCH STUFF? NOW! $1450 & elect. Let Classifieds Hearthstone 403-314-0099 help you sell it. or 403-896-1193

Newly Renovated Mobile Home



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

Manufactured Homes

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

We require individuals with push pull eperience, grade knowledge & able to work well with others for work in Central Alberta area. • Top wages paid based on knowledge & experience • Career advancement opportunities

Halman Heights

3 level 3 bdrm. townhouse 5 appls, 1 1/2 bath, blinds, no pets, n/s, rent $1395 SD $1000 avail. immed. 403-304-7576 or 347-7545


Household Appliances

GRANDVIEW 69 Advocate $362/month $4347/year


Large 3 bdrm townhouse. 1.5 baths. In-suite laundry. Sorry-no pets. $1050 & UTIL. AVAILABLE NOW! No Pets. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-896-1193

Houses For Sale


*NEW!* Asian Relaxation Massage Downtown RD 587-377-1298 On holiday - 3 BDRM. Kentwood 2 full baths, rent $1395 immed. reopen Sept. 28 403-782-7156 357-7465

MOUNTVIEW 71 Advocate $372/month $4473/year


MOBILE HOME PAD, in AFFORDABLE Red Deer Close to Gaetz, Homestead Firewood 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Spruce, Pine, Birch Spilt, Dry. INGLEWOOD 3 bdrm, 2 Lana 403-550-8777 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 b a t h , 2 c a r g a r a g e , 5 appls, avail. now $1450 + FIREWOOD. All Types. utils. RENTED P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275 LACOMBE 2 bdrm. house, 2 full bath, big lot, $995 403-782-7156 357-7465 Garden

Health & Beauty

WEST LAKE 77 Advocate $404/month $4851/year

Condos/ Townhouses




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

PING PONG table, new, never used, still in original box, $150. Also have patio table with 6 chairs & umbrella $50; office chairs, $10 each, 6x6 taupe porcelain tiles, approx 60 tiles $50. Phone 403-340-1640 or 403-391-6619.



at 403-314-4316 or email qmacaulay@

DISPLAY CASE (Lockable). Wood with glass top.† Measures 36” wide x 24” deep x 6” tall. Bottom lined with red velvet. Great for vendors who want to display small/valuable items. $35.† Call (403) 342-7908


Please contact QUITCY


Misc. for Sale

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EASTVIEW 82 Advocate $430/month $5165/year

Misc. Help


Attendees must register on or before Sunday, Sept. CUSTOMER SERVICE 30. For more information, A locally owned industrial go to or supply company is looking call (403) 516-4208, Lona. for an energetic person for inside sales. E-mail resume to mark@ Career Planning IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d with farm equipment and RED DEER WORKS the ability to weld. Build A Resume That Apply in person with Works! resume at: Reg Cox Feed APPLY ONLINE M i x e r s . S o u t h o f U FA Burnt Lake Indust. Park, Call: 403-348-8561 Phone 403-340-2221 or Email fax 403-341-5622 Career Programs are FREE MOBIL 1 Lube Express for all Albertans Gasoline Alley req’s an Exp. Tech. Fax 403-314-9207

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Employment Training


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Monday, Sept. 17, 2012

Thousands of Pakistanis march on U.S. consulate over anti-Islam film BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KARACHI, Pakistan — Hundreds of Pakistanis protesting an anti-Islam film broke through a barricade near the U.S. Consulate in the southern city of Karachi on Sunday, sparking clashes with police in which one demonstrator was killed and more than a dozen injured. In a move that could escalate tensions around the Arab world, the leader of the Hezbollah militant group called for protests against the movie, saying protesters should not only ’express our anger’ at U.S. embassies but urge leaders to act. The film, which denigrates Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, has sparked violent protests in many Muslim countries in recent days, including one in Libya in which the U.S. ambassador was killed. The U.S. has responded by deploying additional military forces to increase security in certain hotspots. In a televised speech, Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah said the U.S. must be held accountable for the film, which was produced in the United States. The U.S. government has condemned the film. “The ones who should be held accountable and boycotted are those who support and protect the producers, namely the U.S. administration,” Nasrallah said. He called for protests on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. He urged protesters to call on their leaders to express their anger too. “We should not only express our anger at an American embassy here or there. We should tell our rulers in the Arab and Muslim world that it is ’your responsibility in the first place’ and since you officially represent the governments and states of the Muslim world you should impose on the United States, Europe and the whole world that our prophet, our Qur’an and our holy places and honour of our Prophet be respected,” he told his followers in a televised speech. Nasrallah said he waited to speak out about the film until Sunday, when Pope Benedict XVI ended his three-day trip to Lebanon. In Pakistan, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters in Karachi after they broke through the barricade and reached the outer wall of the U.S. Consulate, police officer Mohammad Ranjha said. The protesters threw stones and bricks, prompting the police to beat back the crowd with their batons. The police and private security guards outside the consulate also fired in the air to disperse the crowd. One protester was killed during the clash, said Ali Ahmar, spokesman for the Shiite Muslim group that organized the rally. An official with the main ambulance service in the city, Khurram Ahmad, confirmed they carried away one dead protester and 18 others who were injured. All Americans who work at the consulate, which is located in the heart of Karachi, were safe, Rian Harris, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, said. Thousands more held peaceful demonstrations against the film in other parts of the country, including the eastern city of Lahore and the northwest city of Dera Ismail Khan. The demonstration in Lahore was organized by Jamaat-ud-Dawa, believed to be a front organization for a powerful militant group blamed for attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008 that killed over 160 people. The protesters shouted anti-U.S. slogans and burned an American flag. “Our war will continue until America is destroyed!” shouted some of the protesters. “Dog, dog, America is a dog!” chanted others.


WASHINGTON — Google is refusing a White House request to take down an anti-Muslim clip on YouTube, but is restricting access to it in certain countries. The White House said Friday that it had asked YouTube to review whether the video violated its terms of use. Google owns YouTube, the online video sharing site. YouTube said in a statement Friday that the video is widely available on the Web and is “clearly within our guidelines and so will stay on YouTube.” The short film “Innocence of Muslims” denigrates Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. It played a role in igniting mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Middle East. And it has been blamed for playing a role in violence in Libya, where the U.S. ambassador and three others were killed though the exact cause of the attacks is under investigation. U.S. and Libyan officials are investigating whether the protests in Libya were a cover for militants, possibly al-Qaida sympathizers, to carry out a co-ordinated attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and kill Americans. Washington has deployed FBI investigators to try and track down militants Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of supporters of a Pakistani religious group Jammat-Ud-Dawa behind the attack. While the proTehreek-e-Insaf or Movement for Justice take part in a demonstration in Lahore, tests intensified over Pakistan, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 as part of widespread anger across the Muslim the video, YouTube blocked access to world about a film ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. the clip in Libya and Egypt. YouTube citThe head of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Hafiz Mohammad ed “the very sensitive situations” in those two Saeed, who has a $10 million U.S. bounty on his countries. Later YouTube also blocked access head, addressed the crowd and demanded the Pakito the video in India and Indonesia after their stani government shut down the U.S. Embassy and governments told Youtube the video broke their all consulates in the country until the filmmakers laws. are punished. The controversy underscores how some InThe protests were set off by a low-budget, crudely ternet firms have been thrust into debates over produced film called “Innocence of Muslims,” which the limits of free speech. portrays Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and In its Friday statement, YouTube said that a child molester. A 14-minute excerpt of the film, outside of Libya, Egypt, India and Indonesia, which is both in English and dubbed into Arabic, has the video will remain on its website. been available on YouTube, although some coun“We work hard to create a community everytries have cut access to the site. one can enjoy and which also enables people to The violence began Tuesday when mainly Islamist express different opinions,” the YouTube stateprotesters climbed the U.S. Embassy walls in the ment said. “This can be a challenge because Egyptian capital of Cairo and tore down the Ameriwhat’s OK in one country can be offensive elsecan flag from a pole in the courtyard. where. This video — which is widely available Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, also on the Web — is clearly within our guidelines was killed Tuesday along with three other Ameriand so will stay on YouTube. However, we’ve cans, as violent protesters stormed the consulate in restricted access to it in countries where it is Benghazi. President Barack Obama has vowed that illegal such as India and Indonesia as well as in the attackers would be brought to justice but also Libya and Egypt, given the very sensitive situstressed that the U.S. respects religious freedom. ations in these two countries. This approach is In a security shake-up following the attack on the entirely consistent with principles we first laid consulate, the Libyan interior minister has fired out in 2007.” three security officials in the eastern city, including YouTube’s guidelines say the company enthe head of the Benghazi security sector, and the courages free speech and defends everyone’s deputy interior minister in Benghazi, said senior right to express unpopular points of view. But security official Adel Rajouba. The decisions came YouTube says it does not permit hate speech. following a government meeting and the three were fired because of “the lawlessness,” Rajouba said.

Rage over film echoes back to Islam’s internal struggles BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — At the height of the latest Islamic rage, one of the Muslim world’s first media-celebrity imams told worshippers they were indeed witnessing a clash of civilizations. But just not the kind you think. This one also is within Islam, and it helps explain the multiple personalities of the fury. It’s political: The uncompromising ethos of extremism clawing for any gains against more moderate voices. It’s social: Fed by an explosive blend of economic stagnation, anger over U.S.-led wars and — in some places — frustrations as the soaring hopes of the Arab Spring hit the grinding realities of rebuilding. And it cuts deeply into questions that have added resonance in a hyper-connected world that moves at the quicksilver pace of the web: How to coexist with the free-speech openness of the West and whether violence is ever a valid response. “Our manner of protesting should reflect sense and reason,” urged Egyptian-born cleric Youssef al-Qaradawi in his Friday sermon in Qatar’s capital Doha, where he has found a worldwide audience through the web and a show on the pan-Arab network Al-Jazeera. Yet such appeals — while frequent from many Islamic leaders and scholars in the past week — have competed against opposing calls that can tap deeper passions. Political factions and hardline clerics across the Muslim world have been quick to try to capitalize as after other perceived offences against the faith. “There’s no doubt that every Muslim feels in some ways deeply troubled by any insults to the Prophet Muhammad, but how many have seen the video of this movie to make up their own minds? Very few,” said Sami al-Faraj, director of the Kuwait Center for Strategic Studies. “You need someone to organize the protests and, in effect, throw the switch.” It’s come in many forms. Ultraconservative Islamists have apparently taken the lead in protests in Arab Spring countries such as Tunisia and Egypt attempts in a show of force against the new leadership and their Western allies. In a curious battle of perceptions, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-led government called out riot troops to protect the U.S. Embassy against protesters also


Supporters of Islamic political movement Hizb ut-Tahrir protest outside the US Embassy in London against the US made anti-Muslim film mocking the Prophet Mohammad, Sunday. claiming to “defend” Islam. In Libya, U.S. investigators are examining whether armed militants used the uproar over the film as cover to launch pre-planned attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, killing the ambassador and three other Americans. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said Sunday the attack was not co-ordinated and premeditated, but others have challenged that view. Crowds in Yemen condemned the film — but also chanted against the continued U.S. military presence such as drone strikes that have targeted suspected al-Qaida leaders. “Obviously there’s a latent anti-Americanism that is coming out,” Salman Shaikh, director of The Brookings Doha Center in Qatar. “But that is only

part of this,” he said. “This is primarily about a struggle for the soul of these states.” On Sunday, Iranian newspapers reporting that a religious foundation has increased the reward for killing British author Salman Rushdie to $3.3 million from $2.8 million in response to alleged insults to the Prophet Muhammad in his novel The Satanic Verses. Iran’s late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a death fatwa against Rushdie in 1989, but Iran officials later distanced themselves from the edict. Bahrain protest groups, meanwhile, have used Twitter to organize demonstrations the including burning American flags in the nation that hosts the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet. Pakistan’s conservative Islamist parties sent out text messages, mosque announcements and made phone calls to bring out protest crowds, including about 1,000 people in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Sunday. “What kind of freedom of expression is that which hurts the religious sentiments of others?” said Haider Gul, a grocery store owner who joined the antiAmerican rally. This question is not new — tumbling back over centuries and different faiths. It flared anew in 2005 with a Danish cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that was deemed offensive by many Muslims, and was a centerpiece of the debates after the 2004 slaying of Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh, whose film Submission criticized the treatment of Muslim women. But the current video, Innocence of Muslims,brings a new element: What if the sole intent was to provoke backlash and violence? It’s unlikely to bring any clear-cut answers in the short term. America’s free speech protections give a wide berth for the filmmaker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a self-described Coptic Christian whose movie denigrated the Prophet Muhammad. There are cases, however, where boundaries have been set. Last year, two Florida pastors were blocked from demonstrating outside a mosque in Dearborn, Michigan, after a jury ruled it would have breached the peace. One of the pastors, Terry Jones, touched off a series of violent protests in Afghanistan that killed more than a dozen people after he burned a Qur’an in March 2011.



Kelly Slater competes on his way to winning his first round heat at the Hurley Pro surfing event, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in San Clemente, Calif.

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HILLSIDE, Ill. — The investigation started months ago, when the FBI noticed an email message: A man in the Chicago suburbs was using an account to distribute chatter about violent jihad and the killing of Americans. Two undercover agents reached out and began to talk to him online. In May, they introduced him to another agent who claimed to be a terrorist living in New York. The operation ended Friday night, an affidavit describing it says, when the man was arrested and accused of trying to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside of a Chicago bar. Prosecutors said an undercover agent gave Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen from the Chicago suburb of Hillside, a phoney car bomb and watched him press the trigger. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, which announced the arrest Saturday, said the device was harmless and the public was never at risk. Daoud, 18, is due to make an appearance in federal court Monday afternoon on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to damage and destroy a building with an explosive. “We don’t even know anything. We don’t know that much. We know as little as you do,” a woman who answered the phone at his home and identified herself as his sister, Hiba, said Saturday. “They’re just accusations. ... We’d like to be left alone.” Daoud’s father, Ahmed Daoud, declined to comment on Sunday. “We don’t know anything about it,” he said when reached by phone. The FBI often uses similar tactics in counterterrorism investigations, deploying undercover agents to engage suspects in talk of terror plots and then provide fake explosive devices. In 2010, a Lebanese immigrant took what he thought was a bomb and dropped it into a trash bin near Chicago’s Wrigley Field. In a 2009 case, agents provided a Jordanian man with a fake truck bomb that he used to try to blow up a 60-story office tower in Dallas. This operation unfolded much like the others. After Daoud began talking to the undercover agents, an affidavit says, the third agent and Daoud met six times in the suburb of Villa Park over the summer and exchanged messages. Daoud then set about identifying 29 potential targets, including military recruiting centres, bars, malls and tourist attractions

in Chicago, the document said. After he settled on a downtown bar, he conducted surveillance on it by using Google Street View and visiting the area in person to take photographs, the affidavit said. The document does not identify the bar, but says he told the agent it was also a concert venue by a liquor store. “It’s a bar, it’s a liquor store, it’s a concert. All in one bundle,” the document quotes him as saying. It said he noted the bar would be filled with the “evilest people ... kuffars.” Kuffar is the Arabic term for non-believer. Shortly after 7 p.m. Friday, the affidavit said, Daoud met with the undercover agent in Villa Park and they drove to downtown Chicago, where the restaurants and bars were packed. They entered a parking lot where a Jeep Cherokee containing the phoney bomb was parked, the document says. Daoud drove the vehicle and parked it in front of the bar, then walked a block away and attempted to detonate the device by pressing a triggering mechanism, the affidavit says. He was then arrested. A neighbour, Harry Pappas, said that a dozen unmarked cars drove up to the family’s house on Friday night and several agents went inside. On Saturday, no one answered the door of the family’s two-story home, which had a well-kept garden in the yard and a basketball hoop in the driveway. The house faces a Lutheran church; a Greek Orthodox church also is nearby. Pappas said he was shocked by the arrest, calling Daoud’s parents “wonderful” people. Prosecutors said Daoud was offered several chances to change his mind and walk away from the plot. The affidavit said Daoud was active in jihadist Internet forums and was accessing articles written by Anwar al-Awlaki, the U.S.-born radical cleric who became a key figure in the Yemen-based al-Qaida offshoot known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Al-Awlaki was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen last year. The FBI says he also was searching online for information on making bombs and reading “Inspire,” the English-language online magazine published by Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. In his conversations with the undercover agent, Daoud explained his reasons for wanting to launch an attack, saying the United States was at war “with Islam and Muslims,” the affidavit said.

Boy, 13, charged with murder, sexual battery BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A decade before he was charged with murder, a 2-year-old Cristian Fernandez was found naked and dirty, wandering a South Florida street. The grandmother taking care of him had holed up with cocaine in a messy motel room, while his 14-year-old mother was nowhere to be found. His life had been punctuated with violence since he was conceived, an act that resulted in a sexual assault conviction against his father. Fernandez’ life got worse from there: He was sexually assaulted by a cousin and beaten by his stepfather, who committed suicide before police arrived. Now 13, Fernandez is accused of two heinous crimes himself: first-degree murder in the 2011 beating death of his 2-year-old half-brother and the sexual abuse of his 5-year-old half-brother. He’s been charged as an adult and is the youngest inmate awaiting trial in Duval County. If convicted of first-degree murder, Fernandez could face a life sentence — a possibility that has stirred strong emotions among those for and against such strict punishment. The case is one of the most complex and difficult in Florida’s courts, and it could change how first-degree murder charges involving juvenile defendants are handled statewide. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this summer that it is unconstitutional for juvenile offenders to get mandatory life sentences without parole. Because of that, Fernandez’ defence attorneys said they can’t advise their client what kind of sentence he could face. Another complication involves whether Fernandez understood his rights during police interrogations. Richard Kuritz, a former Jacksonville prosecutor who is now a defence attorney, said everyone agrees that Fernandez should face consequences if convicted — but what should they be? “What would be a fair disposition? I don’t suspect this case is going to end anytime soon,” said Kuritz, who has been following the case closely. Supporters of local State Attorney Angela Corey say she’s doing the right thing by trying Fernandez as an adult: holding a criminal accountable to the full extent of the law. But others, like Carol Torres, say Fernandez should be tried in juvenile court and needs help, not life in prison. “He should be rehabilitated and have a second chance at life,” said Torres, 51. Her grandson attended school with Fernandez and she has created a Facebook page to support him. In other states, children accused of violent crimes are often charged or convicted as juveniles. In 2011, a Colorado boy pleaded guilty to killing his two parents when he was 12; he was given a seven-year sen-


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Obama, Romney court battleground states BURLINGTON, Mass. — President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are embarking on a week heavy with travel through battleground states and appeals to key constituencies, with both campaigns wrangling over unrest in the Middle East and who is best equipped to rejuvenate the economy. Both candidates are courting voters in a series of must-win states and reaching out to a number of voting groups that could determine the election, from working-class white voters in states like Ohio and Wisconsin to Latino voters in Florida and viewers of a popular Spanish-language television network. The winner of the U.S. presidential election is not determined by national popular vote, but by a series of stateby-state contests, making victory in battleground states such as Ohio and Florida particularly important. Obama and Romney have dueled for an advantage on foreign policy, with attention focused on unrest in the Middle East in reaction to an anti-Muslim



Nobel laureate Suu Kyi visits United States WASHINGTON — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be honoured in Washington this week and presented Congress’s highest award, the latest milestone in her remarkable journey from political prisoner to globe-trotting stateswoman. The Nobel Peace laureate’s 17-day U.S. tour, starting Monday, which will include meetings at the State Department and likely the White House. She then goes to New York, the American Midwest and California. The trip comes as the Obama administration considers easing its remaining sanctions on the country also known as Burma. Since her release from house arrest in late 2010, Suu Kyi has transitioned from dissident to parliamentarian as Myanmar has shifted from five decades of repressive military rule, gaining international acceptance for a former pariah regime. After being confined to her homeland since 1989 because she was either under detention or afraid she wouldn’t be permitted to return, Suu Kyi has in the past four months spread her wings. She has travelled to Thailand and five nations in Europe, where she was accorded honours usually reserved for heads of state. Revered by Republicans and Democrats alike, Suu Kyi will get star treatment too in the U.S., although her schedule is being carefully planned to avoid upstaging the itinerary of Myanmar President Thein Sein, who arrives in the U.S. the following week to attend the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders in New York. “The idea that she will be at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, to receive the highest award Congress can give, just a couple of years after she was under house arrest in her own country, is just remarkable,” said Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley, one of the lawmakers who sponsored her 2008 award of the Congressional Gold Medal.

South African police halt peaceful strikers march RUSTENBURG, South Africa — South African police halted a peaceful march by striking miners without violence Sunday, a day after firing rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse illegal protesters. Officers barricaded a main road into Rustenburg, northwest of Johannesburg, and persuaded about 500 miners that their march was illegal and that they should go home. Sunday’s protesters from Anglo American Platinum mines wanted to march to Rustenburg police station to demand an end to the violence against

lowed by events in Florida on Thursday, Virginia on Friday and Wisconsin on Saturday — all states that Obama carried in the 2008 election. Obama was making his first trip to Wisconsin in months and his most pronounced pitch to voters there since Romney chose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate. Wisconsin has not voted for a Republican presidential candidate since President Ronald Reagan in 1984 and is considered one of Romney’s most enticing electoral targets. Romney’s itinerary included fundraising stops in the Los Angeles area on Monday along with outreach to key Latino voters, including an address to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and an interview with Spanish-language television network Telemundo. The network interviewed Obama last week. Romney was also expected to hold fundraising events in Utah and Texas before heading to Florida for fundraisers later in the week. Both campaigns have competed vigorously for voters in eight toss-up states likely to decide the election: Ohio, Florida, Virginia, Iowa, New

strikers. Some carried sticks, but there were none of the machetes, spears and clubs that have marked previous protests for higher wages. On Saturday, police raided hostels at Lonmin platinum mine and collected homemade weapons. They fired rubber bullets and tear gas to force people into their homes. It was the first police action since officers killed 34 miners on Aug. 16 in state violence that shocked the nation. The strikes have shut down one gold and six platinum mines, destabilizing the country’s critical mining sector.

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On eve of Jewish new year, Israelis dread possible Iran strike, worry about U.S. ties JERUSALEM — Israelis ushered in the Jewish New Year on Sunday with a sense of uncertainty, fearful that war with Iran could break out this year. The two-day Rosh Hashana holiday, which was beginning at sundown, commemorates the creation of the world — which this year reached the age of 5773, according to the Jewish calendar. In synagogues, special prayers are recited and a ram’s horn is blown, and at festive family meals, apple slices are eaten in honey to signify a sweet new year. The holiday also begins a 10-day period of introspection culminating with Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said several thousand police officers were on patrol in Jerusalem, a standard deployment to secure public areas during the holiday. But paramilitary border police and undercover units were also deployed in case of additional demonstrations by Muslims in the city against an incendiary film portraying the Prophet Muhammad. Small protests took place in Jerusalem last week, though nothing close to the intensity of larger demonstrations in Libya, Yemen and Egypt. In a break from years past, Israel did not seal off the West Bank or restrict entry of Palestinians into Israel for this year’s holiday. In recent months, Israel has relaxed restrictions on West Bank Palestinians, issuing them more Israeli work permits and allowing tens of thousands to visit Israel during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and the subsequent Eid alFitr holiday. Public transportation and stores shut down for the festival and the country came to a standstill as Israelis sat down with family and loved ones for the traditional holiday dinner Sunday night. Edna Cohen, 64, from Petah Tikvah said that media reports of possible hostilities with Iran are making her feel uneasy. “There is a lot of talk in the papers and on the radio about this and I get worried,” she said. Earlier in the day, Israelis packed grocery aisles and stocked their carts with last-minute essentials for the holiday. At a kiosk in Jerusalem, Arielle Goetschel, 23, who immigrated from France two weeks ago, said she was stressed.

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Hampshire, Colorado, Nevada and North Carolina. The states have dominated the candidates’ attention in travel and advertising. Romney spent several hours at a Boston-area hotel with advisers on Sunday, prompting speculation that he was preparing for the upcoming presidential debates. The first debate, considered a crucial showdown between Romney and Obama, will be held Oct. 3 in Denver. Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, who is playing the role of Obama in Romney’s debate preparation, joined Romney on a Friday night flight to the Boston area. Romney officials would only say the former Massachusetts governor was holding “private meetings.” Romney had planned to hold a rally in Pueblo, Colorado, later Sunday, but the event was cancelled after a small aircraft crashed at the Pueblo airport. The event was scheduled to be held at an aircraft museum near the airport. Romney spokesman Rick Gorka said the campaign did not want to interfere with the investigation or any emergency response efforts.

video that led to the storming of several U.S. diplomatic posts, including the embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the killing of four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, in the eastern Libyan port of Benghazi. Romney’s campaign has pointed to the events in Egypt and Libya as evidence of national security weakness from the Obama administration. Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, defended the administration on Sunday television talk shows, calling the critique a “very empty and baseless charge of weakness.” Romney and Obama have also tangled over China, each accusing the other of supporting policies that would move American jobs overseas. Romney released a television advertisement last week assailing Obama for “failing American workers” and ignoring unfair trade practices by China. Obama responded with an ad accusing Romney of outsourcing jobs to China when he worked in the private sector. Obama was kicking off a week of travel in Ohio on Monday, with stops planned in Cincinnati and Columbus. The president was raising campaign cash in New York on Tuesday, fol-

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JALISCO, Mexico — The dismembered bodies of 17 men were found Sunday on a farm in central Mexico, in an area disputed by violent drug cartels, officials said. The bodies were dumped in the town of Tizapan el Alto by the border between Jalisco and Michoacan, said Jalisco state prosecutor Tomas Coronado Olmos. The bodies were discovered as Mexicans celebrated their Independence Day. Coronado Olmos didn’t reveal the identities of the slain men but said the bodies were naked, mutilated and stacked with chains around their necks near the highway linking Guadalajara and Morelia. They had been killed elsewhere and dumped. “Our border regions with other states are vulnerable to this kind of action and the dumping of bodies,” the prosecutor said. Authorities haven’t said who they think was behind the killings but the area is a cartel battleground and Mexico’s crime groups regularly leave behind such grisly remains as they battle for control of trafficking routes and markets..

Michoacan state is home to the Familia Michoacana and the Caballeros Templarios organized crime groups, and Jalisco has seen violence by the brutal Zetas and the Jalisco Nueva Generacion cartels. Signs were put up last week in various Jalisco municipalities in which the Caballeros Templarios threatened the Zetas and Jalisco Nueva Generacion. A shootout between local police and an armed convoy last Monday left two people dead and two injured in the same municipality near the border between Jalisco and Michoacan. In May, authorities found 18 human heads and remains packed into two abandoned cars along the highway connecting Chalapa and Guadalajara, Jalisco. On Friday in Tamaulipas, 16 bodies were found across the state just two days after the arrest there of one of the region’s top drug bosses, Gulf Cartel head Eduardo Costilla Sanchez. Nine of the bodies were found in Nuevo Laredo along the Texas border and seven were found in near the town of San Fernando, where 74 dead migrants were found in August, 2010. More than 47,500 people have been killed in Mexican drug violence since December 2006

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