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MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013
Crash claims driver MOTORCYCLE SKIPS CURB, THROWS DRIVER AND PASSENGER Photo by JEFF STOKOE/Advocate staff
BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Flower tributes and questions remain in the aftermath of a motorcycle crash in Red Deer that left a 37-year-old man from the Clive area dead and a woman injured on the weekend. A subdued crowd gathered on Sunday to view the scene of a single-vehicle collision that happened on Saturday afternoon at the corner of Overdown Drive and Ohio Close in Oriole Park. Some residents of the neighbourhood questioned how a motorcycle could have skipped the curb at a bend in the road, bounced across the grass, then thrown the driver as well as a female passenger onto another grassy boulevard across the entry road to the close. They also questioned why the deceased male was not wearing a helmet. One shaken resident wondered if the biker had been planning on going for only a short spin that somehow ended in a deadly crash. “It was a nice afternoon, he was taking (a) girl for a ride . . . it’s so sad. Everybody is choked up about it. It happened in our neighbourhood,” said the man, who like all the bystanders, did not want his name used. A 14-year-old boy who lives nearby was alerted by the impact noise and came running seconds after the collision happened on Saturday. “It was a loud boom. I thought something blew up. It sounded like a car rear-ending something real hard,” he said.
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Vivian Schlyter, 6, of Red Deer looks into the jaws of a cow skull held by Central Alberta Children’s Festival volunteer Robert Swainson at the Red Deer College Summer Science Camp table.
A regular fun time for kids YOUNGSTERS FIND LOTS TO DO AT CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF It’s still the simple things in life — some bubble wrap, cardboard boxes and pipe cleaners — that kept thousands of kids enthralled at the Central Alberta Children’s Festival this weekend. Despite all the electronic gadgets marketed to little kids, parents found youngsters were perfectly happy just painting a box, twirling a hula hoop or digging in a sandbox. It doesn’t take much, said chuckling Jill Lovegren, of Red Deer, who spent a half hour watching her grandson, Joshua Lopez from Calgary, complete the same obstacle course again and again at the festival that took place Friday
and Saturday at Recreation Park in Red Deer. “I think this is great. It offers just regular activities and kids are having fun doing them,” said Lovegren. Ava Hodgkinson, 7, of Red Deer, discovered the myriad of things that can be made from pipe cleaners — including hot-pink “glasses,” a spiffy crown, caterpillar, butterfly, bracelet and bow and arrow. “She’s very creative,” concluded her grandma Debbie Hodgkinson, who attended the seventhannual festival for the first time and was impressed. “There are lots of things for them to do.” Besides children’s singers The Kerplunks, Lee and Sandy
Paley, Hoja, and Peter and Mary, there were roving balloon animal makers, magicians and puppeteers. Kids painted cardboard boxes and then built forts with them. They ate snacks (which were free with admission of $6 a person or $20 a family), jumped on bubble wrap, went through a maze, and down an inflatable slide. They got their faces painted, created crafts, threw footballs through suspended tires and played disc golf. Chelsey and Aaron Hudkin’s 1-½-year-old son enjoyed making sand castles with pails in a sandbox created by Bettenson’s Sand and Gravel.
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Girl’s rare condition leaves few safe eating options SUFFERS FROM PKU, A RARE GENETIC CONDITION eventually leave her brain damaged. Amy, who organized the first PKU fundraising walkathon in Red Deer on Saturday, admitted the condition is Whenever classmates bring cup- becoming harder to deal with as Grace cakes into her Grade 2 classroom, grows older and becomes more aware Grace Christenson can only look long- of foods she’s missing out on. ingly at the treat — she can’t partake. “Absolutely she She also has complains,” said to stand by as her Amy. ‘GRACE WOULD REALLY friends eat other And the Red LIKE TO GO TO A goodies, such as Deer mom uni c e c r e a m a n d RESTAURANT AND BE ABLE d e r s t a n d s t h a t pizza. hard to stay TO EAT WHAT EVERYBODY it’s And the odd on a restrictive time when Grace’s ELSE EATS.’ diet when Grace family goes to a feels healthy, and — GRACE CHRISTENSON’S when regular food restaurant, she MOTHER, AMY wouldn’t necessarhas to order the same old thing — ily leave her feelplain salad and a ing sick in the short term. few french fries. But the phenylalanine would even“Grace would really like to go to tually build up in her body, harming a restaurant and be able to eat what her central nervous system and lowereverybody else eats,” said her mother, ing her intelligence. Amy Christenson. Unless an injectable medication is But that’s not possible. approved for those with PKU, as it was Grace suffers from PKU, a rare for diabetics, “she has to be on a very genetic condition that affects one in restricted diet for the rest of her life,” 12,000 children. said Amy. Since she doesn’t have an enzyme to Grace gets a daily supplement to digest an essential amino acid called make up for the meat and dairy prodphenylalanine, a regular diet would ucts she can’t eat. BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF
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Grace Christenson gets a hug from her sister Claire as parents Ross and Amy with their son Tait look on. Grace has a rare metabolic disorder called Phenylketonuria making it necessary for her to eat a very low protein diet. “It contains all of the amino acids and vitamins and minerals that you would get in a regular diet,” said Amy, who also cooks meals for her daughter using certain vegetables and lowprotein versions of pasta, flour, peanut butter and cheese sauce mix. But everything has to be weighed to ensure no more than six grams of natural protein is consumed a day. And this includes fruit, which contains more protein than many people would assume. Amy added, “I’m used to it by now,
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but it requires a lot of planning and organizing.” Her daughter’s condition was diagnosed through a blood test given to all Alberta infants just after birth, while they are still in hospital. Amy knows of about 150 Albertans with the same condition. Twenty-seven people turned out for the walkathon at Great Chief Park, which raised a higher than expected $2,700.
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Denise Sumner holds up some of the Canada Post artifacts she is donating to the Royal Alberta Museum.
Postie delivers on memorabilia FORMER POSTAL EMPLOYEE COLLECTS ARTIFACTS FROM CANDA’S POSTAL SERVICE
A Blackfalds area woman is not mailing it in in her retirement from the postal service — instead, she’s working on a collection of artifacts from Canada Post’s history. A former clerk and superintendent with the national mail service, Denise Sumner was able to gather up old post office materials such as cancellation hammers, drop boxes and date stamps during her employment. Since retiring, she has continued assembling the collection at her home and in the archives of the Lacombe Museum. Recently, she received a letter carrier uniform that Red Deerian Len Roberts
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GROUP: Fundraising The money will help with the cost of education and advocacy. The PKU group, which has a $20,000 national fundraising goal, wants the Alberta government to increase coverage available for food and medication. Amy said there’s also an expensive new medication that’s found to help about 30 per cent of PKU sufferers eat a broader diet that’s not covered by Alberta Health. But the best hope yet is an injectable medication for the condition that’s now in stage three of clinical trials in the U.S. Amy hopes it will someday give people like Grace more safe eating options. firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCIDENT: Driver dies According to Red Deer City RCMP, police responded to an emergency call at about 4:15 p.m. about a single-vehicle crash at that Oriole Park intersection. Officers found a male driver dead at the scene and a female passenger with non-lifethreatening injuries, who was transported
wore when he started with Canada Post in 1962. The outfit featured a double-breasted jacket with red trim to be worn with a tie and a peaked cap. In pristine condition, the uniform is a unique add to her collection that represents the formality of the job in earlier years, she said. “It was extremely formal. They weren’t allowed to change out of their winter gear until a certain time frame. “It was very regimented how they were dressed and how they were to present themselves,” she said. Roberts, who won an award with Robert Kinnear in 1999 for a project commemorating 50 years of door-to-door delivery in Red Deer, is hopeful that more bits and
pieces of mail history can be collected in the hopes of getting an exhibit put together at the Royal Alberta Museum. The Edmonton museum is in the process of moving to a downtown location, with the old Canada Post building long occupying the site being demolished to make way for the construction of the new facility, expected to open in 2017. Murals from the old building have been preserved and will be incorporated into the new facility, with Sumner hopeful that a postal exhibit will showcase the history of the site. She is hoping to collect more artifacts of Canadian postal history, and can be contacted at 403-885-5781. email@example.com
to Red Deer hospital. An initial investigation found the male driver, from the Clive region, had not been wearing a helmet. His name was not released and RCMP are continuing the investigation. Const. Lee Watt of Red Deer Traffic Services could not say on Sunday whether speed was a factor. Skid marks on the grassy boulevard show the motorcyclist was driving southeast on Overdown Drive before his vehicle skipped the curb. The youth who saw the immediate aftermath of the accident said the driver ended up being thrown onto a grassy boulevard across the entrance to Ohio Close, landing near a fire hydrant. The female landed nearby, next to a yield sign. He remains unsettled by that sight. The ambulances, police cars and fire trucks that responded to the collision were long gone on Sunday, but the hydrant was surrounded by small pots of flowers, including a note expressing sorrow “for your loss.” firstname.lastname@example.org
“hazard” of buried pet feces, Chelsey liked that her son had the opportunity to experience something she could do as a child. “It’s such simple activities, yet they are so much fun,” said the Red Deer mom, who also appreciated that festival lineups were not huge and there was no congestion. “You can bring a stroller and not bump into anyone.” Festival co-ordinator Judy Scott, of Family Services of Central Alberta, was thrilled with the warm weather and the large turnout. She noted that 2,800 people came on Friday and guess-timated that up to 4,000 more could come through the gates Saturday. Family Services worked with local agencies and business sponsors to put on the annual event that allows families a chance to “get back to the basics of play,” said Scott, who hopes parents will take away some of the festival’s simple ideas to entertain their kids at home. The story tent, puppet show and bubblewrap jump were a hit with Sherene King’s daughter from Rocky Mountain House. Gabe Uzelman, 11, said his favourite thing was the balloon sword he got to keep. His mother, Red Deer resident Lorena Uzelman, arrived with a variety of children, including a newborn, and appreciated there were activities all ages could enjoy. Even teenagers were involved with the festival, helping at craft and face-painting stations. email@example.com
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OTTAWA — The suicide of 15-year-old Jamie Hubley in the fall of 2011 was a tragedy that hit the local community hard, but personal connections sent the heartache reverberating through the halls of Parliament Hill and the Ontario legislature too. Hubley, a openly gay student who had been bullied throughout his school years, was the son of Ottawa city councillor Allan Hubley — a politician with friends on the federal and provincial political circles. Hubley, the prime minister’s wife Laureen Harper and Heritage Minister James Moore are set to announce a new national anti-bullying and anti-discrimination program on Monday at the late teen’s former school. The program, according to government sources, will be set up through the Canadian Red Cross. The idea is to have thousands of young people trained to deliver anti-bullying workshops in their communities, and promise to reach at least 20 other kids. “Our government wants to ensure that our young people have the resources they need to prevent bullying, cyberbullying and discrimination,” an official said on condition of anonymity. Jamie Hubley had been a figure skater, and the only openly gay student at A.Y. Jackson High School in Kanata, Ont. His father said Jamie suffered from depression, and was bullied throughout his life. He has advocated from more front-line services for bullied children since his son’s death. “He just wanted someone to love him. That’s all,” Allan Hubley told CBC News in 2011. Hubley’s death was part of the impetus for a provincial bill that was passed that introduced tougher sanctions for bullies, and protection for teens that want to set up gay-straight alliances in their schools. Some groups denounced the bill as infringing on religious freedoms. Jamie Hubley had tried to start an antidiscrimination Rainbow Club at his school, but his father said the posters were torn down and he was called vicious names in the hallways and online.
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Monday, June 3, 2013
Sylvan Lake preparing big centennial party
LONE WOLF’S LAST WISH
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Hundreds of motorcyclists converged in Red Deer on Saturday to fulfill the dying wish of a Lone Wolf rider. Motorcyclists from Central Alberta, as well as Calgary and Edmonton gathered in the parking lot of the Red Deer Visitors Centre, off Hwy 2, to start the Mackenzie Ride, in honor of a biker called Big Larry, a.k.a. Loopy Da Loop. Larry, a member of the Alberta Lone Wolves (an independent rider group that links bikers so no one has to ride alone), was diagnosed with incurable cancer. One of his last wishes was to have 1,000 bikers go with him on a final ride. With an expected 300 bikers from Edmonton, 450 from Calgary and a combined 200 from Central Alberta, B.C. and Saskatchewan, organizers anticipated roughly reaching Larry’s goal.
Alberta sets up mussel inspections BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Vacationing Central Albertans who take their boats out of province this summer could unwittingly bring back some dangerous aquatic hitchhikers. The Alberta government is setting up preventative boat inspection stations along the U.S. border, as well as Alberta’s borders with British Contributed photo Columbia and Saskatche- The Alberta government is setting up preventative wan, to keep invasive zebra and quagga mussels boat inspection stations to keep invasive zebra and quagga mussels out of our waterways. out of our waterways. The mussels, originally from the Black and Resource Development. Caspian Seas, have already contami“They breed and take over . . . and nated the Great Lakes region, and have once they get into a waterbody they are made their way west to Nevada and impossible to eradicate.” California. According to information Regular lake inspections are alfrom Alberta Environment and Sus- ready being done around Alberta evtainable Resource Development, no ze- ery summer. bra mussels have been found in AlberSancartier said Sylvan Lake was ta’s lakes, but several “mussel-fouled” checked out in 2012 and declared boats were already intercepted. clean, and other Central Alberta lakes With no native predators, the mus- are up for future inspections. sels proliferate and lake floors become She noted the mussels can live up to covered with their shells. Bathers have 30 days attached to a bottom of a boat to wear water shoes and deal with the or trailer, so boaters need to clean rotting smell. As well, boat docks and their watercraft of plants mud and dehoists, and even irrigation equipment bris. and potable water intake pipes beGear such as oars should be soaked come so shell covered they are ren- in a two per cent bleach solution dered useless. for one minute, and boats should be The mussels feed on microscopic drained before leaving a lake and then organisms they filter out of water. This washed with warm, soapy water and filter-feeding can deplete the lake air dried. of an important food source for naSince the Alberta government maintive fish larvae. It also leads to higher tains $8 billion worth of water infraplant growth, more algae outbreaks structure, including hydro electric and and large-scale bird and fish die-offs irrigation systems, all Albertans have due to botulism poisoning up the food a huge stake in keeping the invasive chain. mussels out of the province, said SanIn other words, the mussels tip the cartier. delicate balance of the ecosystem, said For more information, please visit Carrie Sancartier, a spokesperson for www.protectyourwaters.net. Alberta Environment and Sustainable firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town for All Seasons is rolling out the welcome carpet as it gets ready to celebrate its centennial. Sylvan Lake’s big birthday will kick off with a civic ceremony on Saturday at the town’s Multiplex followed by a barbecue and old-fashioned social. “It’s a wonderful event, with lots of locals involved in the production of it,” said Brenda Dale, chair of the centennial celebrations task force. Wooden Nickel will provide live music for a street barbecue and drama students from H.J. Cody School will perform, dedicating a piece of music to each decade. “There’s little historical vignettes between the songs, and the performers are local people from the community,” said Dale. “If you’ve lived here a long time, and take in that event, I’m sure you’re going to recognize the characters on the stage.” Among the historical moments to be recreated, is the town’s first council meeting in 1913, played suitably enough by their present-day counterparts. Tickets are $5, or $2 for seniors and children age three to 12, and are available at the town office and Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre. Getting locals involved has been a cornerstone of the centennial celebrations, she said. “When you gets lots of people involved doing things and in the process, then you have lots of interest in a cross-section of the community. “That’s the success of it all.” The official rededication party for Centennial Park, which has been the object of a major redevelopment and beautification project in recent years, takes place on June 12. Memories will be jogged, no doubt, on June 14 when the focus will be on Sylvan Lake of yesteryear. A half dozen former Miss Mermaids from the ’50s and ’60s will share their stories at the Multiplex, and a 1913 vehicle and old-time fashions will be on display in an event organized by the Sylvan Lake Chamber of Commerce. A variety show put on by local musicians will also be part of the meet and greet that will include a wine and beer garden. It starts about 5:30 p.m. June 15 will mark the Parade of the
Century celebrating 100 years of town history with some of the area’s century families contributing floats. It will be followed at 3 p.m. by the Dance of the Century with participants encouraged to dress in the style of their favourite decade. For a few hours the Multiplex will be the modern-day stand-in for Sylvan Lake’s fondly remembered dance halls. “Sylvan Lake has such a wonderful history and people from the area remember coming to see the big bands in the dance halls at Sylvan Lake during the warm times of the year.” The first three hours of the evening will be dedicated to big band, courtesy of Red Deer’s Jazz Explosion. The music then moves into the rock ’n roll area with bands West of the Fifth, Saturn V, The Vulcans and The Boom Chucka Boys. A night of music seems to have struck a chord. Largely through word-of-mouth advertising, 400 of 500 dinner tickets have already been sold. Adults tickets with supper cost $25, children four to 12 are $15. For just the dance, adults pay $10 and children $5. Tickets are available through the Chamber of Commerce at 403-887-3048 or Community Partners at 403-887-9989. The following day, June 16, a drum circle will beat out its rhythms beginning at 11:30 a.m. and wrapping around 12:45 p.m. Audience members can sit down and try their hand. Youngsters from the House of Music will then perform 100 Minutes of Music at Lions Park. RCMP dog teams will put their pooches through their paces from 1 to 4 p.m. and a petting zoo will be set up at Lakeshore and Centennial Drive (50th Street). Centennial summer will begin to wrap up on Sept. 8 with a community picnic on the lakeshore hosted by local churches, beginning at 1 p.m. The last event will be student art show to be part of Sylvan Lake’s Alberta Culture Days from Sept. 27-29. Those visiting Sylvan Lake may also have seen another local effort. About 60 historical display boards have been created and set up in a dozen businesses and community buildings around town since the beginning of the year. All the boards will be on display at the June 8 and June 14 events at the Multiplex. email@example.com
Bedbugs present challenge BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CALGARY — Two seniors homes in southern Alberta are being treated for bedbugs, but health officials say there’s no reason for concern beyond the “ick” factor. Alberta Health Services confirms staff at the Pemmican Lodge and Black Rock Terrace in Lethbridge have been dealing with the itchy insects for the last few months. Exterminators have been brought in and, last week, education sessions were held for residents and staff. While bedbugs are for the most part harmless, the stealthy insects are hard to detect and even more difficult to kill, said Lynne Navratil, supervisor of safe-built environments for Alberta Health Services.
Small, flat, oval-shaped and about the size of an apple seed, the bugs feed on the blood of people and animals. And they have been popping up in some unusual places lately. Four buses in Edmonton have been fumigated this year after someone reported seeing bugs, although the city says that ultimately no insects were found. There have been reports of bugs at courthouses in both Vancouver and St. John’s, N.L. Alberta Health Services stressed that the length of time the Lethbridge facilities have been dealing with the bugs is not a sign of a severe infestation, but an indication of how thorough staff are being. Navratil said there’s no doubt that bedbug infestations have become more prevalent. Public health officials deal with complaints regularly.
Officials confirm charges laid in Alberta courthouse hostage taking new policy on dealing with the most dangerous women in custody, according to a 2004 Corrections Service report. Earlier in 2000, she held a nurse hostage at knifepoint for three hours at the Regional Psychiatric Centre in Saskatoon. The corrections report, which looked into a standoff at the Edmonton Institution for Women in 2004 that it said began when Nicotine smashed a TV set and took another inmate hostage, said the corrections strategy for coping with dangerous women prisoners
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EDMONTON — A spokeswoman with Alberta Justice has confirmed a female prisoner with a lengthy history of violent crimes has been charged after another prisoner was taken hostage at an Edmonton courthouse last month. Michelle Davio confirms Serena Nicotine, 31, is charged with hostage taking and possession of a weapon. The charges stemmed from an incident May 22 where police allege a woman used a lens from a pair of eyeglasses to take a fellow prisoner hostage. The incident at the courthouse occurred in the holding cells. It ended peacefully after about two hours when police said a negotiator managed to talk the suspect into giving herself up. Davio said Nicotine was at court that day to face another hostagetaking charge, but she couldn’t provide further details. Davio refused to say whether extra secu-
rity precautions were taken when Nicotine appeared in court last month. “We don’t comment on security procedures,” Davio said in an email on Saturday. Nicotine received a life sentence for the 1997 slaying of a group home operator in North Battleford, Sask., and has had a history of violence behind bars. In 2000, Nicotine held a prison guard captive, burning her blindfolded face with a cigarette and setting her hair on fire. It prompted correction officials to draft a
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The compelling case for P3s GOVERNMENTS CAN SHARE THE RISKS OF PROVIDING PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR BY CHARLES LAMMAM AND HUGH MACINTYRE SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE It’s easy to take public infrastructure for granted, but events like the Skagit River Bridge collapse in Washington State are a sharp reminder of how important infrastructure is to our daily lives and the wider economy. After all, roads and bridges allow us to get to and from work and move commercial products over great distances. As governments here in Canada wrestle with the challenge of providing high-quality transportation infrastructure, they should increasingly consider public-private partnerships (P3s). The record shows P3s are more likely to be built on time and on budget and they offer greater value for money than conventional infrastructure projects. At their core, P3s are a way for governments to partner with the private sector to share the risks and rewards of providing public infrastructure. The government agency involved in the project establishes the project goals and desired outcomes while a consor-
tium of private companies takes on the task of achieving them. Consider a hypothetical example wherein a provincial government wants to partner with the private sector to build a highway. The government would decide on strategic matters such as the route, traffic flow, and measurable safety outcomes. The private partner then designs, builds, and usually operates and maintains the highway according to the government’s requirements. The private partner gets paid directly by the government or through tolls paid by drivers. The provincial government still owns the highway and is ultimately responsible for ensuring adequate services. The point of a P3 is to harness the innovative capacity, efficiency, and expertise of the private sector for achieving the public sector’s ends. That the private partner wants to make a profit is fundamental to the success of a P3 project. A P3 contract is structured so that the private partner’s profit depends on whether it achieves government objectives like finishing the project on schedule and meeting technical requirements. While payment on delivery helps keep the private partner on track, other features of P3s also help drive improved performance, including risk-sharing. Risk-sharing occurs when the private partner takes on some project risks that would otherwise be borne by taxpayers. Delays and cost over-
runs are common risks in constructing public infrastructure. In a conventional project, taxpayers pay these extra costs; in a P3, the private partner is on the hook. Being responsible for poor performance encourages the private partner to avoid delays and cost overruns. The profit motive and other unique features of P3s is why Canadian and international evidence point to P3s having a strong record in the construction phase, with projects generally completed on time and on budget. In a recent analysis of 19 Canadian P3 projects from 2004 to 2009, an impressive 90 per cent finished on time or ahead of schedule. In the United Kingdom and Australia, comparisons between P3s and conventional methods show that P3s substantially outperform conventional projects in the construction stage. Most P3s in Canada involve the private partner in operating and/or maintaining the infrastructure after construction is completed. The long-term involvement of the private partner fosters operational efficiency and higher quality outcomes, and independent value-for-money assessments consistently show P3s have the potential to produce benefits over multiple decades. One key reason is that the private partner — again, motivated by profit — has a keen interest to develop innovative designs for the infrastructure so that it is more cost
effective to operate and maintain over time. Despite the clear benefits of P3s, opponents often attempt to discredit the P3 model by pointing to particular cases where a P3 project had problems. The overall pattern of P3s, however, shows they are superior in terms of predictable costs, delivery time, and operational efficiency. Some projects are better suited for the P3 model than others. Those most likely to succeed as a P3 have certain characteristics, like potential risk-sharing benefits and measurable performance outcomes. And to truly capture the benefits of the P3 model, governments must develop the proper framework and capacity to both engage in and continuously monitor P3 projects. Thankfully, no one was seriously hurt when the Skagit River Bridge collapsed. But the incident should remind us of the importance of maintaining existing infrastructure and investing in new projects. As long as governments are in the business of infrastructure, P3s are important option that can help improve the quality and provision of our roads, bridges, and railways. Charles Lammam and Hugh MacIntyre are co-authors of Using Public-Private Partnerships to Improve Transportation Infrastructure in Canada available at www.fraserinstitute.org. This column was supplied by Troy Media (www.troymedia.com).
LETTERS On behalf of the Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre, I wish to thank residents for their participation during Red Deer’s Crime Prevention Week, May 12 to 18. A variety of events and activities were held during that time and we are pleased to thank the following businesses for supporting our barbecue and open house: Halliburton, Nossack Meats, Olymel, Real Canadian Superstore, Save On Foods, Sobeys, Subway, Tasty Bakery and Walmart. The funds raised will be put towards the centre and our summer programming. We will introduce our Community Action Team the first week in June. Our summer students will be engaging residents in community conversations at a variety of locations and events. They will be at the public market every week, the active kids bonfires, they will do presentations and host workshops. As well, there will be weekly random acts of kindness to promote goodwill. The Community Action Team will have graffiti wipes available all of their activities as well as at the centre, located at 108, 4711 51st Ave. Crime Prevention is everybody’s business and we want to work together to create safe spaces for us all. Go to www.cacpc.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-896-9904 to learn more. TerryLee Ropchan Executive Director Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre Red Deer
B.C.’s gas plan is a short-sighted pipe dream B.C. appears to be pinning its economic hopes on refers to as “fugitive emissions” — during drilling, natural gas — much of it obtained by fracking. While extraction and transport are also concerns. Although the world should be turning from fossil fuels to the B.C. Environment Ministry claims just .3 to .4 per cleaner energy and conservation, we’re poised to dig cent of gas escapes into the atmosphere, indepenourselves deeper into the climate-altering dent studies say it’s likely many times carbon hole. that amount. Taking a cue from the liquidation-sale According to an article in Nature, scipolicies of the Alberta and federal goventists from the U.S. National Oceanic ernments, B.C.’s leaders want to get fossil and Atmospheric Administration and the fuels out of the ground, piped to the coast, University of Colorado in Boulder found liquefied and shipped to Asia or wherever leaks of methane — a greenhouse gas 20 they can find buyers, as quickly as postimes more potent than carbon dioxide — sible. It’s a short-sighted plan based on amounted to between four and nine per outmoded thinking. In the long run, it’s cent of total production at two gas fields not good for the economy or the environin the U.S. ment. Even the economic benefits of the Whether politicians believe fossil fuel province’s LNG plans are suspect. Many supplies are endless or can only see as analysts expect price corrections, and DAVID far as the next election, they’re selling out U.K. LNG expert Peter Hughes told the SUZUKI our future and leaving a shattered legacy CBC the perceived windfall is “wishful for our kids and grandkids. To start, natuthinking” because B.C. will have to comral gas is not the clean-energy solution it’s pete with producers in places like Qatar, touted to be. According to the Pembina East Africa and Australia. Most of the Institute, if only five of 12 proposed liquefied natural money wouldn’t even stay in B.C., as many gas comgas terminals were built on the B.C. coast, they could panies are from other provinces and countries. As spew 63-million tonnes of carbon a year into the at- for jobs, natural gas extraction, transport and promosphere — exceeding the amount now produced by duction create relatively few compared to almost the Alberta tar sands and equal to all of B.C.’s green- every other economic sector — including tourism, house gas emissions in 2010. Discharges of particu- science and technology, health care, education and late matter and volatile organic compounds would small business. also be significant new sources of pollution. On top of that, hydraulic fracturing or fracking — Liquefying the gas for export, which requires shooting water, sand and chemicals at high pressure enormous amounts of energy, isn’t the only source into the ground to shatter shale and release natural of greenhouse gases. Leaks — or what the industry gas — has many other environmental consequences.
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It requires massive amounts of water, contaminates drinking water, damages habitat and ecosystems — even causes small earthquakes! As well as seeing natural gas as an economic panacea, some argue it could be a “bridging fuel” — something cleaner than oil or coal to use while we make the transition to renewable energy. But it’s a hazard-strewn bridge, and subsidizing and investing in natural gas extraction and infrastructure without any real commitment to wean us off oil, coal and gas will only keep us on the fossil fuel road and discourage investment in clean energy and conservation. The industry also relies on taxpayers’ money to subsidize it, through tax and royalty credits, and to provide water, roads and the massive amounts of energy required to liquefy the gas, perhaps from a new Site C dam on the Peace River. And fugitive emissions from gas operations are exempt from the carbon tax. If we are really “bridging” to reduce fossil fuels, why are we subsidizing companies for their carbon costs? It’s time to invest our money and human resources in long-term, innovative ideas that will create good, lasting jobs, and ensure that we and our children and grandchildren continue to enjoy healthy and prosperous lives and that our spectacular “supernatural” environment is protected. We have abundant renewable resources and opportunities to conserve energy and lead the way in developing clean energy. It’s time to move forward. Scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki wrote this column with Ian Hanington. Learn more at www. davidsuzuki.org.
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Unrest depends on federal action SOME PROGRESS MADE: NATIONAL CHIEF BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The extent of First Nations unrest this summer depends in large part on how much concrete action Stephen Harper authorizes on entrenching ancient treaty rights, says National Chief Shawn Atleo. In a wide-ranging interview to discuss the relationship with Ottawa, the head of the Assembly of First Nations gave mixed reviews to the process launched with great fanfare in January when Harper and Atleo last met. “Business as usual just causes ongoing conflict,” Atleo told The Canadian Press. “Expressions of good faith — and implementation of those commitments (from last January) — are what is required.” Atleo says talks between senior government officials and First Nations from some parts of the country over how to fully implement historic treaty rights seem to be inching ahead. Atleo and many First Nations leaders argue that full recognition of the treaties will lead to improvements in conditions across the board — in education, housing, and the sharing of the bounty from Canada’s natural resources. “We’ve seen signals on the part of the government that it is prepared to do that,” Atleo said. But at the same time, the federal government continues to fight First Nations in court over child welfare funding, continues to impose legislation without consulting those it will affect, and resists widespread calls for a national inquiry into hundreds of missing or murdered aboriginal women, the national chief added. Plus, the government has been withholding much of the documentation needed to understand the impact of residential schools. At the same time, there is lingering discontent within many First Nations about major changes made to environmental oversight through federal legislation over the past year. “There’s always been this pattern that, ‘well, let’s just do one or two things now, and the rest, you know, we can deal with later,”’ Atleo said. “No. Transformative change is required because we are still in a big moment of reckoning.” Atleo and Harper, along with key members of their teams, held a highly contentious winter meeting on January 11, just as the Idle No More protest movement gathered strength in communities across the country. As the leaders met, large crowds of First Nations activists and environmentalists rallied loudly in the streets, demanding more accountability from both sides. At the same time, Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence denounced the meeting since it did not include the governor-general or a wide range of chiefs, and persisted with a liquids-only hunger protest. A shaken Atleo left the meeting with a commitment from Harper to empower his top officials to negotiate fundamental aboriginal rights, focusing especially on education and resource revenue sharing. Insiders on all sides say there is considerable movement.
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A man carries a sign as he joins women marching together during SlutWalk in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday. The walk and rally are held to dispel the myth that sexual assault victims are to blame through their choice of dress, consumption of alcohol, or their sexual history.
Future top Mountie Paulson declared security certificate process ‘off the rails’ BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — On his way to becoming Canada’s top cop, Bob Paulson told internal reviewers the national security certificate process for detaining suspected terrorists was “completely off the rails,” newly released documents show. In an interview with an auditor examining the controversial program, Paulson, now RCMP commissioner, expressed concerns about excessive state secrecy in certificate proceedings. The national security certificate is a seldom-used tool for removing non-citizens suspected of terrorism or espionage from Canada. “In my view, we over claim the protection of sources and methods and this is convenient if you can get away with it,” say notes from the October 2009 interview, recently released under the Access to Information Act. Paulson was assistant RCMP commissioner for national security at the time of the interview. Two years later, he was picked by the Harper government to become commissioner.
The discussion was part of a 2009-10 federal evaluation of the “relevance and performance” of the security certificate initiative, which had been revamped in 2008 after elements were found to be unconstitutional. Despite the changes, civil libertarians have persistently criticized the national security certificate because the person named sees only a bare-bones summary of the case against them. Opponents say federal authorities should criminally charge someone who is believed to be involved in terrorism, not try to deport them based on evidence put forward behind closed doors. “The security certificate is an odd beast as it has come to be understood,” Paulson told the interviewer. “If we had the threshold belief that we could take criminal action, we would do so.” When the review took place, four certificates had been on the books for several years, all against Muslim men accused of terrorist ties. The government had withdrawn one certificate just a month earlier, in September 2009, in order to avoid sensitive intelligence be-
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Feds pick off-the-shelf design for long-awaited resupply ships BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The federal government has picked an existing design for the replacement of the navy’s decrepit supply ships, rather than going with a from-scratch model that it says would have cost more. ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Canada, which has built similar ships for the German navy, will supply the design for two or three Royal Canadian Navy ships, winning out over BMT Fleet Technology. Canada’s two existing supply ships are nearly 45 years old, and urgently need to be replaced. The vessels are mainly used to supply warships with supplies to allow them to remain at sea longer. The original plan from the navy was to have the new ships act as a floating supply base for both the navy and the army, acting as an offshore command post and hospital for humanitarian missions. But the project got whittled down over time because of budgetary considerations. In its description of the new design, National Defence and the Cana-
dian Forces said Sunday that the ships would “provide a home base for maintenance and operation of helicopters, a limited sealift capability, and support to forces deployed ashore.” The Conservatives had put the supply ship replacement on hold in 2008, saying the bids on the table at the time were not compliant and were also too expensive. Since then, the navy’s design concept has been scaled back, causing some military observers to wonder whether the forces are getting the right ship. But the delay is also expected to cost the government millions, potentially putting it back into the same price range as it was before they put things on hold. The parliamentary budget officer warned earlier this year that the $2.6 billion set aside for two or three supply ships was too little, and the budget for the project should be $4.13 billion. The Conservative government has refuted that estimate. It also emphasized Sunday that going with the existing German model of vessel will allow them to develop the ships with greater budgetary certainty.
ing presented in court. Another certificate would be tossed out by the courts in early 2010. Currently, three people arrested under security certificates — Mohamed Harkat of Algeria, and Mahmoud Jaballah and Mohamed Zeki Mahjoub, both from Egypt — are out on bail under strict surveillance as their cases slowly grind through the courts. “If we were careful about how we brought the (security certificates) to bear upon these people it may have worked better,” Paulson said in the interview. “As it is being applied now the (security certificate) is completely off the rails.” Paulson decried what he saw as a failure to make certificate detainees reasonably apprised of the case against them. “Instead we are going to make the subject ‘work’ for the information. ‘Take our word for it’ approach,” say the notes. In perhaps the most significant extremism case since Paulson took over, two non-citizens were charged in April under the Anti-Terrorism Act — not arrested using security certificates — for allegedly plotting to derail a passenger train.
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The destruction continues U.S. WEATHER CONTINUES TO WREAK HAVOK AS SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS EAST COAST BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORTLAND, Maine — Damaging winds knocked down trees and utility wires in parts of northern New England on Sunday, flights were delayed in New York City and there were reports of a tornado in South Carolina as the East Coast braced for the remnants of violent weather that claimed 10 lives in Oklahoma. Heavy rain, thunderstorms, high winds and hail moved through sections of the Northeast on Sunday afternoon. The National Weather Service issued severe thunderstorm warnings and watches across Vermont, New Hampshire and most of Maine. In northwestern South Carolina, authorities checked unconfirmed reports of a tornado, said Jessica Ashley, a shift supervisor for Anderson County’s 911 centre. The fire department responded to a report of roof damage to a home and callers said trees were blown over. No injuries were reported. The weather service said thunderstorms and winds in excess of 60 mph in Vermont produced 1-inch-diameter hail and knocked down numerous trees and wires. In northern Maine, radar picked up a line of thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-sized hail and winds stronger than 70 mph. Forecasters warned of tornadoes. The prediction for stormy weather in the New York City region produced delays at major airports. John F. Kennedy International Airport had delays of about two hours on departing flights, while La Guardia Airport was delayed nearly three hours, and Newark Liberty Airport was delayed more than three hours on arriving flights to New Jersey. In the southern part of the United States, thunderstorms, high winds and hail were expected as part of a slow-moving cold front. Heavy rains could spawn flash flooding in some areas, the weather service said. Meanwhile, residents in Oklahoma cleaned up after the storms there killed 10 people, including three veteran storm chasers. Tim Samaras; his son, Paul Samaras; and Carl Young were killed Friday. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., said the men were involved in tornado research. Jim Samaras told The Associated Press on Sunday that his brother Tim was motivated by science. “He looked at tornadoes not for the spotlight of TV but for the scientific aspect,” Jim Samaras said. “At the end of the day, he wanted to save lives and he gave the ultimate sacrifice for that.” Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin toured damage in El Reno, about 30 miles from Oklahoma City. She said
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People search and gather items after a storm destroyed a house on Haversham Drive Saturday, in St. Charles County, Mo. The National Weather Service confirms at least two tornados were part of the Friday night storm that raked portions of the St. Louis area, damaging hundreds of homes but causing no serious injuries. the death toll could rise as emergency workers continue searching flooded areas for missing residents. The state Medical Examiner’s Office spokeswoman Amy Elliott said the death toll had risen to 10 from Friday’s EF3 tornado, which charged down a clogged Interstate 40 in the western suburbs. Among the dead were two children — an infant sucked out of the car with its mother and a 4-year-old boy who along with his family had sought shelter in a drainage ditch. In Missouri, areas west of St. Louis received significant damage from an EF3 tornado Friday that packed estimated winds of 150 mph. In St. Charles County, at least 71 homes were heavily damaged and 100 had slight to moderate damage, county spokes-
woman Colene McEntee said. Northeast of St. Louis, the town of Roxana, Ill., also saw damage from an EF3 tornado. Weather service meteorologist Jayson Gosselin said it wasn’t clear whether the damage in Missouri and Illinois came from the same twister or separate ones. Five tornadoes struck the Oklahoma City metro area on Friday, the weather service said. Fallin said Sunday that 115 people were injured. The storms formed out on the prairie west of Oklahoma City, giving residents plenty of advance notice. When told to seek shelter, many ventured out and snarled traffic across the metro area — perhaps remembering when a tornado hit Moore on May 20 and killed 24 people.
Flooding forces Earthquake kills two in Taiwan evacuations in central Europe THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN — Authorities in parts of central Europe issued disaster warnings and scrambled to reinforce flood defences Sunday as rivers swelled by days of heavy rain threatened to burst their banks. Several people have died or are missing in the floods in Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland since Thursday. Some residents also have been evacuated from flooding in southwestern Poland. Czech officials said the waters of the Vltava river could reach critical levels in Prague late Sunday and that special metal walls were being erected to prevent flooding. Interim Mayor Tomas Hudecek said authorities were shutting down eight stations of the capital’s subway network and urging people not to travel to city. He said the entire subway would close at 11 p.m. Sunday, one hour earlier than normal, and that all three subway lines in central Prague will remain closed Monday. Anticipating traffic problems, the mayor said all nursery, elementary and high schools in the Czech capital will be closed on Monday. In the nearby town of Trebenice where a woman was found dead in the rubble after a summer cottage collapsed due to the raging water, authorities discovered the dead body of a man, Czech public television reported. Separately, at least three other people were reportedly missing. Many roads and train lines were closed, including a major one from Prague to the eastern part of the country. Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas said 300 soldiers have been deployed to help local authorities and that up to 2,000 have placed on
standby. The government also declared a state of emergency in six regions, in the western half of the country and Prague, that have been badly hit by the flooding. Thousands of people have had to be evacuated from their homes across the country, mainly in the north and the south.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — A strong earthquake jolted Taiwan on Sunday, killing two people and injuring at least 21 others and causing panicked shoppers to rush out of a shaking multi-story department store, officials said. Another earthquake jolted the southern Philippines late Saturday, injuring at least 33 people and damaging more than 140 houses. The tremor that hit Taiwan on Sunday afternoon was felt all over the island, but most severely in the central and southern regions. The magnitude-6.3 quake’s epicenter was near Jenai town-
ship in Nantou County in central Taiwan, about 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Taipei, the Central Weather Bureau said. In Mountain Ali in the southern part of the island, a man was killed by a rockslide while driving a car on a mountain road, the Taiwan Fire Agency said in a statement. Another man was killed by a falling rock when he was working at a farm in Chushan, near the epicenter. Rockslides at a scenic mountainous area near the epicenter injured several people, the agency said. In all, 21 people were injured by the earthquake, many by fallen objects.
Workers removed fallen rocks and repaired a damaged mountain road in Nantou, allowing more than 100 stranded tourists to pass. Shoppers screamed and ran out of a 12-story department store that shook violently for nearly a minute, TV stations reported from the central city of Taichung. Households elsewhere in central Taiwan reported cracks on the walls or ceilings falling, the reports said. The Central Weather Bureau said the tremor had a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles). The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.5. Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage.
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NO SHOW AT TICATS CAMP The Hamilton TigerCats opened training camp Sunday without Chris Williams. The CFL’s top special-teams player last season was absent when the Ticats took to the field at McMaster University for workouts. As a result, the Ticats put Williams on the suspended list. Williams scored a clubrecord 17 touchdowns last season — including six on returns — and was named the league’s outstanding special-teams player. Williams is embroiled in a bitter dispute with the Ticats regarding the final year of his CFL contract and has gone to arbitration in order to be released from the deal so he could try out south of the border. An arbitrator has yet to rule on the issue although there’s talk Williams is unlikely to report to Hamilton even if he loses.
● Senior high girls rugby: Zone championship — Lindsay Thurber vs. Notre Dame, 7 a.m., Titans Park. ● Golf: Alberta Open qualifying at Olds Central Highlands. ● Senior high girls soccer: Hunting Hills at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high boys soccer: Hunting Hills at Central Alberta Christian, 4:15 p.m., Michener Park. ● Senior men’s baseball: The Hideout at Gary Moe Volkswagen, doubleheader starting at 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1; Printing Place at Lacombe Stone and Granite, 7 p.m., Great Chief 2. ● Parkland baseball: Red Deer at Eckville, 7 p.m. ● Men’s ball hockey: Raiders vs. Long Ball, 9:30 p.m., Kinex;
SUTTER ENCOURAGED AFTER WEEKEND PROSPECTS CAMP BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR The skill was evident, and yet it was the versatility of the 34-player group that most impressed GM/head coach Brent Sutter during the Red Deer Rebels spring prospects camp. “It was a really good camp, really encouraging in the sense of the type of players we have on our list,” said Sutter, following Sunday’s final session of the threeday camp at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. “We have a bit of everything, which is good.” As expected, the ‘96-born players — for the most part — were the most noticeable during the weekend. “They’re the oldest kids in the group and obviously we’re hoping that some of them can push to play on our team next season,” said Sutter. One such player is forward Cole Chorney, who has yet to sign a standard WHL contract. “He hasn’t committed to a contract. He wants to see how the fall camp goes,” said Sutter. Regardless, the Rebels boss can pin his immediate hopes — as in the 2013-14 season — on the likes of defencemen Kaleb Denham and Jake MacLachlan and forwards Vukie Mpofu, Grayson Pawlenchuk, Meyer Nell and Adam Musil. All but Musil, hobbled by a minor leg injury he suffered last week, were on the ice during the prospects camp, and they all showed well. “Denham is a good, steady guy and MacLachlan played against 20-year-olds last year (with Fernie of the junior B KIJHL). Those are two kids we are hoping and expecting to play on our team in the fall,” said Sutter. “Along with the four ‘96 forwards . . . you have to think they all have a good chance of pushing to make our team. “They you have (Earl) Webb and (Mathieu) Lapointe, two big 17-year-old wingers who have to push, and a little player like (‘97-born forward) Brayden Burke, who’s a tremendously talented player. His size is a concern, but he still has to come to camp
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Forward Brayden Burke moves the puck down the ice during the Rebels prospects camp at the Penhold Regional Multiplex on the weekend. Burke was one of 34 players that took part in the camp. in the fall with the mindset of making our team.” Forward Jeff de Wit and defenceman Josh Mahura, the Rebels’ first two picks in this year’s WHL bantam draft, also impressed Sutter. “Those two are certainly very elite players and they’re going to be playing here in the near future,” said Sutter. “As far as continuing to name names, I like to look at the age groups and how the talent is set up. But talent is an over-rated word. It’s not just the talent, it’s what you bring with talent as far as character, heart, compete level and passion. “That’s what you get most of your talent out of. I just liked how hard these kids worked during the camp. They have good puck skills but they’re also highly competitive. That’s what we focused on in this most recent (bantam) draft. We really went hard
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● Tennis: Central Alberta high school championship tournament at Red Deer Tennis Club, 9 a.m. start. ● Senior high girls soccer: Eckville at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high boys soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m.; Notre Dame at Sylvan Lake, 4:15 p.m. ● Women’s fastball: N.Jensen’s Bandits vs. TNT Athletics, Shooters vs. Stettler, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Central Alberta Threat vs. Snell and Oslund, 8:45 p.m., Great Chief 1. ● Parkland baseball: Rocky Mountain House at Lacombe, 7 p.m. ● Senior men’s baseball: North Star Sports at Printing Place, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Men’s ball hockey: Ferus Gas Industries vs. Cruisin’ Auto, 7 p.m.; Boston Pizza vs. ATB Bears, 8:15 p.m.; Sharks vs. Trican CMT 9:30 p.m., all games at Dawe; Mariners vs. Gentex Heat, 7 p.m.; Tommy Gun’s vs. JMAA Architecture, 8:15 p.m.; Brewhouse vs. Details Devils, 9:30 p.m., all games at Kinsmen B.
after those types of players.” Among the younger listed players attending the prospects camp, Sutter liked defencemen Wyatt Kalynuk of Virden, Man., and Austin Shmoorkoff of Edmonton. “That’s encouraging. They both have ‘97 birthdates and they fit in really well with that group,” said Sutter. Taz Burman might have been the best of the four goaltenders attending the prospects camp and the ‘97-born Vancouver native is already considered to be the Rebels’ stopper of the future. The other netminders in camp were Grant Naherniak and Rylan Toth, both of whom have ‘96 birthdates, and 19-year-old Tanner Kovacs, whose age dictates that his future with the club is likely limited to one season, if at all. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Chicago Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook celebrates with defenceman Duncan Keith after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Kings during Game 2 action of the Stanley Cup Western Conference finals Sunday, in Chicago.
Blackhawks 4 Kings 2 CHICAGO — It was a wrist shot for Andrew Shaw, who leaned back and yelled after his first-period score. Brent Seabrook got in on the action, and Bryan Bickell and Michal Handzus added two more goals on consecutive shots in the second. And just like that, Jonathan Quick was gone. The Chicago Blackhawks chased the Los Angeles Kings’ standout goalie during an impressive display in the opening two periods of a 4-2 victory Sunday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. “It’s a high-speed game. If we use our speed, we’ll be all right,” Shaw said. “We played our game. That’s the difference. The guys played good. We all competed for each other. We did everything we needed to do, keeping it deep in the zone.” Patrick Sharp and Brandon Saad added two assists apiece as the Blackhawks grabbed a 2-0 lead in the best-of-
seven series with their fifth consecutive victory. Corey Crawford made 29 saves in another solid performance, drawing chants of “Co-rey! Corey!” from the capacity crowd at the United Center. “We went through a little spurt there in the last series where we were doing the right things but the pucks weren’t going in,” Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews said. “So now we’re getting the results we want. We can do what we’re doing more often. We can do it better as well in the next few games.” Game 3 is Tuesday night at Los Angeles, where the Kings have won 14 consecutive games, dating to the regular season. The Kings also lost their first two games of the playoffs at St. Louis before winning four straight to eliminate the Blues in the first round. Jeff Carter and Tyler Toffoli scored for Los Angeles, but the Kings struggled to score without Mike Richards, who was scratched because of an undisclosed upper
body injury. The defending Stanley Cup champions have 29 goals in 15 post-season games. “You’ve got to find a way,” Quick said. “They did their job at home. We’ve got to go home and do our job now.” Richards, who leads the Kings with 10 playoff points, was sidelined after taking a big hit from Dave Bolland in the final minutes of the Blackhawks’ 2-1 victory on Saturday. Kings coach Darryl Sutter said Richards was “fine” a couple of hours before the game, but the centre was scratched from the lineup after participating in pregame warmups. “He was fine today, then I think just once his blood got pumping tonight, the adrenaline got going, there were symptoms,” Sutter said. “I went in right after warmup, he was sitting there and I said, ’Unless you’re 100 per cent, you’re not playing.”’ Los Angeles forward Brad Richardson and defenceman Drew Doughty gingerly skated off at separate points of the first period, but both returned to the ice.
Kuchar gets second win of season at Memorial BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBLIN, Ohio — Most of the perks from winning the Memorial were evident to Matt Kuchar soon after his 20-foot birdie putt tumbled into the final hole Sunday. He looked just beyond the 18th green to where three-year-old son Carson was giving a high-five to tournament host Jack Nicklaus. He had the first multiple-win season of his PGA Tour career. Kuchar went to a career-best No. 4 in the world ranking. He is all but assured of returning to Muirfield Village in October as part of the Presidents Cup team. “To walk off the green and to greet Mr. Nicklaus and have him congratulate me, that’s something I’ll certainly never forget,” he said. Perhaps the greatest benefit was one only Kuchar could feel — confidence. And that’s a big deal with the U.S. Open approaching. Kuchar missed only one fairway and held off a hard-charging Kevin Chappell over the last three holes to close with a
4-under 68 for a two-shot victory. The win came one week after he was runner-up by one shot at the Colonial. “Great golf breeds more great golf,” Kuchar said. “Winning tournaments breeds winning more tournaments. Anytime you can get comfortable playing in that final group, finishing off a tournament, winning a tournament is a huge amount of confidence. Heading into Merion, I’ll have a lot of confidence. “I’m looking forward to my chances there at Merion.” He sure played the kind of golf that goes a long way at the U.S. Open, which starts June 13 at Merion Golf Club outside Philadelphia. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., and David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., both shot a 71 in the final round to finish tied for 21st. Muirfield Village was such a demanding test that Tiger Woods had two triple bogeys in the same tournament for the first time since 1997 and wound up with the secondhighest tournament score in his career at 8-over 296. “It happens. It happens to us all,” Woods
said. “Go home next week and practice.” Not having Woods around didn’t make the task any easier for Kuchar. Right when he thought the tournament was in hand, Chappell birdied three of his last four holes. Two shots behind going to the 18th, Chappell stuffed his approach to tap-in range for birdie. Kuchar needed only two putts from 20 feet for the win, and instead he rolled the birdie putt into the hole and thrust his fist into the air as he smiled. He’s always smiling, and he had good reason on this day. He joined Woods has the only players to win more than once this year on tour — Kuchar also won the Match Play Championship in February — and his game is peaking heading into a summer of majors, the one missing piece for the 35-year-old American. “His bad shots hit greens. And he’s really good with the putter,” Chappell said. “And he just doesn’t make very many mistakes.” Chappell, who missed four birdie attempts inside 10 feet on the front nine, still closed with a 68. He played his last 25 holes without a bogey.
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NHL Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston 1, Pittsburgh 0 Saturday, June 1: Boston 3, Pittsburgh 0 Monday, June 3: Boston at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 5: Pittsburgh at Boston, 6 p.m. Friday, June 7: Pittsburgh at Boston, 6 p.m. x-Sunday, June 9: Boston at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 11: Pittsburgh at Boston, TBD x-Wednesday, June 12: Boston at Pittsburgh, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Chicago 2, Los Angeles 0 Saturday, June 1: Chicago 2, Los Angeles 1 Sunday, June 2: Chicago 4, Los Angeles 2 Tuesday, June 4: Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6: Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, June 8: Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. x-Monday, June 10: Chicago at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 12: Los Angeles at Chicago, TBD Saturday summaries Kings 1 at Blackhawks 2 First Period 1. Los Angeles, Williams 5, 14:23 Penalties — Clifford LA (closing hand on puck) 8:21, Shaw Chi (interference) 8:37, Penner LA (roughing) 11:49. Second Period 2. Chicago, Sharp 8 (Oduya, Handzus) 12:29 3. Chicago, Hossa 6 (Keith, Bickell) 16:22
Penalty — Penner LA (elbowing) 12:47. Third Period No Scoring Penalties — Leddy Chi (tripping) 7:19, Carter LA (tripping) 18:19. Shots on goal Los Angeles 2 12 8 — 22 Chicago 17 14 5 — 36 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (L,8-6-0); Chicago: Crawford (W,9-4-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Los Angeles: 0-2; Chicago: 0-4. Attendance — 21,535 (19,717). Bruins 3 at Penguins 0 First Period 1. Boston, Krejci 6 (Horton, Ference) 8:23 Penalties — Krejci Bos (tripping) 3:54, Crosby Pgh (interference) 9:22, Bergeron Bos (hooking) 12:24, Orpik Pgh (interference) 16:57. Second Period No Scoring Penalties — Kelly Bos (roughing), Cooke Pgh (check from behind, major-game misconduct) 1:32, Horton Bos (slashing) 11:04, Marchand Bos (boarding) 19:30, Peverley Bos (unsportsmanlike conduct), Kunitz Pgh (unsportsmanlike conduct) 19:55, Bergeron Bos (fighting, major), Malkin Pgh (fighting, major) 20:00. Third Period 2. Boston, Krejci 7 (Horton) 4:04 3. Boston, Horton 6 (Lucic, Campbell) 7:51 Penalty — Crosby Pgh (slashing) 18:10. Shots on goal Boston 7 10 13 — 30 Pittsburgh 12 10 7 — 29
Goal — Boston: Rask (W,9-4-0); Pittsburgh: Vokoun (L,6-2-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Boston: 0-4; Pittsburgh: 0-4. Attendance — 18,628 (18,387). Sunday’s summary Kings 2 at Blackhawks 4 First Period 1. Chicago, Shaw 4 (Stalberg, Saad) 1:56 2. Chicago, Seabrook 2 (Hossa, Toews) 19:09 Penalties — Seabrook Chi (cross-checking) 13:52, Bickell Chi (tripping) 19:36. Second Period 3. Chicago, Bickell 6 (Sharp, Saad) 7:11 (pp) 4. Chicago, Handzus 2 (Sharp, Kane) 9:20 5. Los Angeles, Carter 6 (Toffoli, Voynov) 18:57 Penalties — King LA (tripping) 5:28, Stoll LA (boarding) 12:36. Third Period 6. Los Angeles, Toffoli 2 (Penner, Voynov) 18:58 (pp) Penalties — Bolland Chi (hooking) 2:10, Fraser LA (roughing), Clifford LA (roughing), Rozsival Chi (roughing, cross-checking), Toews Chi (roughing) 11:15, Keith Chi (delay of game) 17:59. Shots on goal Los Angeles 13 5 13 — 31 Chicago 9 11 6 — 26 Goal (shots-saves) — Los Angeles: Quick (L,87-0)(17-13), Bernier (9:20 second)(9-9); Chicago: Crawford (W,10-4-0). Power plays (goals-chances) — Los Angeles: 1-4; Chicago: 1-2. Attendance — 21,824 (19,717).
Baseball Boston Baltimore New York Tampa Bay Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 35 23 .603 32 25 .561 31 25 .554 31 25 .554 23 33 .411
GB — 2 1/2 3 3 11
Detroit Cleveland Minnesota Chicago Kansas City
Central Division W L Pct 30 25 .545 30 26 .536 25 29 .463 24 30 .444 23 31 .426
GB — 1/2 4 1/2 5 1/2 6 1/2
Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle Houston
West Division W L Pct 35 21 .625 34 24 .586 25 32 .439 24 33 .421 20 37 .351
GB — 2 10 1/2 11 1/2 15 1/2
Saturday’s Games Cleveland 5, Tampa Bay 0 Minnesota 5, Seattle 4 Oakland 4, Chicago White Sox 3, 10 innings Detroit 10, Baltimore 3 Kansas City 4, Texas 1, 10 innings Boston 11, N.Y. Yankees 1 Houston 2, L.A. Angels 0 San Diego 4, Toronto 3 Sunday’s Games Tampa Bay 11, Cleveland 3 Baltimore 4, Detroit 2 Minnesota 10, Seattle 0 Texas 3, Kansas City 1 Houston 5, L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Boston 3, N.Y. Yankees 0, 6 innings Toronto at San Diego, Late Monday’s Games Cleveland (Masterson 8-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 4-3), 5:05 p.m. Oakland (Milone 5-5) at Milwaukee (Estrada 4-3), 6:10 p.m. Houston (Bedard 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 1-8), 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 0-1) at Seattle (J.Saunders 3-5), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 5:08 p.m. Texas at Boston, 5:10 p.m. Baltimore at Houston, 6:10 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Oakland at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m.
AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R H MiCabrera Det 55 226 45 83 CDavis Bal 56 199 43 71 Mauer Min 51 206 35 69 Pedroia Bos 58 225 39 75 JhPeralta Det 51 199 27 66 Machado Bal 57 245 37 80 Loney TB 56 181 27 59 AGordon KC 54 224 35 73 Donaldson Oak 57 210 31 67 TorHunter Det 48 206 31 65
Pct. .367 .357 .335 .333 .332 .327 .326 .326 .319 .316
Home Runs CDavis, Baltimore, 20; MiCabrera, Detroit, 17; Encarnacion, Toronto, 15; Cano, New York, 14; NCruz, Texas, 13; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 13; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 13. Runs Batted In MiCabrera, Detroit, 65; CDavis, Baltimore, 52; Encarnacion, Toronto, 46; Napoli, Boston, 45; Fielder, Detroit, 44; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 41; NCruz, Texas, 39. Pitching MMoore, Tampa Bay, 8-0; Buchholz, Boston, 8-0; Masterson, Cleveland, 8-3; Scherzer, Detroit, 7-0; Darvish, Texas, 7-2; Hammel, Baltimore, 7-3; Verlander, Detroit, 7-4.
Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami
National League East Division W L Pct 34 22 .607 28 29 .491 27 30 .474 22 32 .407 16 41 .281
GB — 6 1/2 7 1/2 11 18 1/2
St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee
Central Division W L Pct 37 19 .661 35 22 .614 35 22 .614 23 32 .418 21 34 .382
GB — 2 2 13 15
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
West Division W L Pct 32 24 .571 30 27 .526 30 27 .526 26 29 .473 23 32 .418
GB — 2 2 5 8
1/2 1/2 1/2 1/2
Arizona Colorado San Francisco San Diego Los Angeles
Saturday’s Games St. Louis 8, San Francisco 0, 1st game Milwaukee 4, Philadelphia 3 Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 6, 10 innings Miami 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Arizona 12, Chicago Cubs 4 Cincinnati 2, Pittsburgh 0 St. Louis 7, San Francisco 1, 2nd game Atlanta 2, Washington 1, 10 innings San Diego 4, Toronto 3
Sunday’s Games Miami 11, N.Y. Mets 6 Pittsburgh 5, Cincinnati 4, 11 innings Philadelphia 7, Milwaukee 5 Atlanta 6, Washington 3 San Francisco 4, St. Louis 2 Arizona 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 Toronto at San Diego, Late Monday’s Games Miami (Koehler 0-3) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 5-3), 5:05 p.m. Colorado (Chatwood 3-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-5), 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 3-5) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-6), 5:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 5-5) at Milwaukee (Estrada 4-3), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 3-5) at St. Louis (Lynn 7-1), 6:15 p.m. San Diego (Stults 4-4) at L.A. Dodgers (Fife 0-0), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Miami at Philadelphia, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Colorado at Cincinnati, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Oakland at Milwaukee, 6:10 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Chicago Cubs at L.A. Angels, 8:05 p.m. San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. Toronto at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R H Segura Mil 54 214 31 75 YMolina StL 53 196 22 68 Tulowitzki Col 51 183 32 62 Goldschmidt Ari 55 202 40 68 Votto Cin 57 214 46 72 Scutaro SF 52 210 30 69 AdGonzalez LAD 52 184 18 60 CGomez Mil 53 197 31 64 Craig StL 53 207 28 65 FFreeman Atl 43 169 27 53
Pct. .350 .347 .339 .337 .336 .329 .326 .325 .314 .314
Home Runs DBrown, Philadelphia, 16; CGonzalez, Colorado, 14; JUpton, Atlanta, 14; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 13; Beltran, St. Louis, 12; Gattis, Atlanta, 12; Harper, Washington, 12; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 12. Runs Batted In Goldschmidt, Arizona, 46; Phillips, Cincinnati, 45; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 43; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 41; DBrown, Philadelphia, 40; Craig, St. Louis, 38; Sandoval, San Francisco, 37. Pitching Corbin, Arizona, 9-0; Wainwright, St. Louis, 8-3; Zimmermann, Washington, 8-3; Lynn, St. Louis, 7-1; Minor, Atlanta, 7-2; Lee, Philadelphia, 7-2; JDe La Rosa, Colorado, 7-3.
Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Sent C Taylor Teagarden to Norfolk (IL) for a rehab assignment. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Optioned LHP Scott Barnes to Columbus (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Matt Langwell from Columbus. HOUSTON ASTROS — Placed RHP Edgar Gonzalez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 26. Reinstated RHP Josh Fields from the 15-day DL. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Recalled RHP Chris Archer and LHP Alex Torres from Durham (IL). Optioned LHP Jeff Beliveau and RHP Josh Lueke to Durham. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the 15-day DL. Sent OF Rajai Davis to Dunedin (FSL) for a rehab assignment. Assigned RHP Ramon Ortiz and LHP Ricky Romero outright to Buffalo (IL) and then selected Ortiz’ contract. Assigned 1B Clint Robinson outright to New Hampshire (EL). Optioned RHP Chad Jenkins to Buffalo. Recalled RHP Mickey Storey from Buffalo. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Placed RHP Brandon McCarthy on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Randall Delgado from Reno (PCL). CHICAGO CUBS — Placed RHP Rafael Dolis on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Blake Parker from Iowa (PCL). Designated RHP Alex Burnett for assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Sent SS Hanley Ramirez to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. Optioned RHP Javy Guerra to Albuquerque (PCL). MIAMI MARLINS — Optioned LHP Duane Below to New Orleans (PCL). Recalled RHP Jacob Turner from New Orleans. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Placed OF Bryce Harper on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 27. Recalled RHP Erik Davis from Syracuse (IL). Sent RHP Christian Garcia to Harrisburg (EL) for a rehab assignment. American Association GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Signed INF Ryan Miller. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGS — Released C Joe Staley and OF Stephen Malcolm. Can-Am League QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed RHP Guillaume Ludec and INF Luis Argumedes. Released RHP Julian Sampson TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES — Signed INFs Richard Arias and Luis Piterson. Released INFs
Dominique Samyn and Phil DeLisle. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERS — Signed LHP Rich Hawkins. JOLIET SLAMMERS — Signed OF Erick Gaylord. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Activated RHP Brett Harman from the suspended list. ROCKFORD AVIATORS — Activated RHP Nick Anderson from the suspended list. SCHAUMBURG BOOMERS — Signed RHP Ryan Fleischmann. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS — Signed RHP Preston Vancil. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS—Announced the retirement of F Grant Hill. FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS — Promoted wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie to assistant head coach. HOCKEY National Hockey League WINNIPEG JETS — Agreed to terms with F Austen Brassard on a new contract. MOTORSPORTS INDYCAR — Rescinded in-race fines levied against drivers Graham Rahal and James Jakes from the Indianapolis 500. Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Placed OF Dewayne Wise on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 30. Recalled OF Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL). DETROIT TIGERS — Acquired OF/3B Francisco Martinez from Seattle for a player to be named or cash considerations, and optioned him to Lakeland (FSL). KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with 3B Chase Lambin on a minor league contract. MINNESOTA TWINS — Optioned INF Chris Colabello to Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES — Announced LHP David Huff cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Placed 1B Justin Smoak on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 30.
Selected the contract of RHP Jeremy Bonderman from Tacoma (PCL). Designated 3B Vinnie Catricala for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with OF Jose Cardona, SS Luis Terrero and OF Ronny Carvajal on minor league contracts. National League COLORADO ROCKIES — Placed RHP Rafael Betancourt on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 1. Selected the contract of RHP Manny Corpas from Colorado Springs (PCL). LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Placed C A.J. Ellis on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 30. Recalled RHP Matt Magill from Albuquerque (PCL) the optioned him back to Albuquerque. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with RHP Jesus Perez and RHP Gerardo Navarro on minor league contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Placed RHP Huston Street on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 30. Optioned RHP Nick Vincent and LHP Robbie Erlin to Tucson (PCL). Recalled LHP Tommy Layne and RHP Brad Boxberger from Tucson. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Released RHP Corey Madden. Signed RHP Chris Holguin. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS — Released LHP Jeremy Gigliotti. NEWARK BEARS — Signed INF Travis Weaver and RHP Jim Schult. Released INF Brandon Mims and INF Dan Barbero. ROCKLAND BOULDERS — Signed RHP Cameron Bayne. Released RHP Jim Schult. Frontier League NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Released INF Gibby Briones. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMS — Released RHP Brooks Belter. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Fined Indiana C Roy Hibbert $75,000 for using inappropriate and vulgar language during postgame interviews following the June 1 game against Miami. SACRAMENTO KINGS — Named Mike Malone coach. TORONTO RAPTORS — Fired executive vicepresident of basketball operations Ed Stefanski. FOOTBALL Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Signed OL Aderious Simmons.
U.S. beats Canada in heated women’s friendly BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — It’s been 10 months since the United States women’s soccer team delivered a dagger into the hearts of Canadians at the London Olympics. It was clear Sunday that the wound is still fresh. The cheeky BMO Field fans loudly counted off every American goal kick. They booed when Canadian-born striker Sydney Leroux scored and then popped her American jersey at them. Alex Morgan scored twice and Leroux notched the third as the world No. 1-ranked United States defeated Canada 3-0 in a friendly that was anything but. And Canada’s captain Christine Sinclair was less than impressed after the match. “Maybe not the classiest of moves,” Sinclair said of Leroux’s gesture. “She scored on us, and an individual can do what they like. I probably wouldn’t have done the same, but we move on.” The game — billed as “The Rematch” — marked both the first meeting between the North American rivals since Canada’s heart-
breaking 4-3 loss to the U.S. in the Olympic semifinals, and the Canadians’ first game back home since they won bronze in London. The Olympic semifinal — which will go down as one of the most memorable in Canadian soccer history — turned on a controversial free kick, awarded when Norwegian referee Christina Pedersen determined Canada’s ’keeper Erin McLeod took longer than the allowable six seconds to put the ball back into play. Sunday, 22,453 red and white-clad fans — a record for a soccer game at BMO Field — loudly counted off the seconds, sometimes to as high as 10, each time American ’keeper Nicole Barnhart took a goal kick. “It was unbelievable, eh?” Canadian coach John Herdman said, laughing. “There should have been about 20 free kicks, shouldn’t there? Bring back the Norwegian referee, we would have been in heaven today.” Morgan scored her first in the 70th minute when she cut inside defender Emily Zurrer, firing from the top left corner of the 18-yard box and slotting it past McLeod into the bottom right corner of the net. Morgan’s second goal came two minutes later from the identical spot.
Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m.
NBA Playoffs THIRD ROUND Conference Finals (Best-of-7)
WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio (2) vs. Memphis (5) (San Antonio wins series 4-0) Monday’s result San Antonio 93 Memphis 86
EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami (1) vs. Indiana (3) (Series tied 3-3) Saturday’s result Indiana 91 Miami 77 Thursday’s result Miami 90 Indiana 79 Monday, Jun. 3
NBA Final (Best-of-7) San Antonio (W2) vs. Miami/Indiana Schedule TBA
Golf PGA Memorial Sunday At Dublin, Ohio Muirfield Village Golf Club Purse—US$6.2 million Yardage—7,352; Par—72 Final Round Matt Kuchar, $1,116,000 Kevin Chappell, $669,600 Kyle Stanley, $421,600 Bill Haas, $272,800 Scott Stallings, $272,800 Russell Henley, $215,450 Matt Jones, $215,450 Brian Davis, $167,400 Pat Perez, $167,400 Justin Rose, $167,400 Charl Schwartzel, $167,400 Mi. Thompson, $167,400 James Driscoll, $119,867 Ryan Moore, $119,867 Adam Scott, $119,867 Ken Duke, $93,000 Hunter Mahan, $93,000 Scott Piercy, $93,000 Cameron Tringale, $93,000 Gary Woodland, $93,000 Roberto Castro, $58,203 K.J. Choi, $58,203 Graham DeLaet, $58,203 Luke Donald, $58,203 Jim Furyk, $58,203 David Hearn, $58,203 Charles Howell III, $58,203 Bo Van Pelt, $58,203 Stewart Cink, $40,300 J.J. Henry, $40,300 Davis Love III, $40,300 Carl Pettersson, $40,300 Bubba Watson, $40,300 Bud Cauley, $33,480 Robert Karlsson, $33,480 Justin Leonard, $33,480 Ernie Els, $28,520 Rickie Fowler, $28,520 Trevor Immelman, $28,520 William McGirt, $28,520 Ben Curtis, $20,556 Richard H. Lee, $20,556 George McNeill, $20,556 Henrik Stenson, $20,556 Jason Day, $20,556 Billy Horschel, $20,556 Brandt Jobe, $20,556 Marc Leishman, $20,556 Camilo Villegas, $20,556 Keegan Bradley, $15,252 Fred Couples, $15,252 Luke Guthrie, $15,252 Robert Allenby, $14,353 Martin Laird, $14,353 Chris Stroud, $14,353 Mike Weir, $14,353 Derek Ernst, $13,702 Ryo Ishikawa, $13,702 David Lingmerth, $13,702 Rory McIlroy, $13,702 John Senden, $13,702 Josh Teater, $13,702 Charley Hoffman, $13,206 Jordan Spieth, $13,206 George Coetzee, $12,896 Charlie Wi, $12,896 Tiger Woods, $12,896 G. Fdez-Castano, $12,648 Tom Gillis, $12,462 Fabian Gomez, $12,462 Zach Johnson, $12,276 Justin Hicks, $12,152 Jimmy Walker, $12,028
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LPGA Shoprite Classic Sunday At Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, Bay Course Galloway Township, N.J. Purse: $1.5 million Yardage: 6,155; Par: 71 Final Karrie Webb, $225,000 72-69-68 — 209 Shanshan Feng, $138,191 69-67-75 — 211 Hee Young Park, $100,248 69-72-71 — 212 Jenny Shin, $77,549 70-73-70 — 213 Gerina Piller, $48,422 70-75-69 — 214 Jeong Jang, $48,422 73-71-70 — 214 I.K. Kim, $48,422 72-70-72 — 214 Chie Arimura, $48,422 73-67-74 — 214 Caroline Hedwall, $29,790 73-72-70 — 215 Julieta Granada, $29,790 71-73-71 — 215 Ayako Uehara, $29,790 75-69-71 — 215 Michelle Wie, $29,790 68-73-74 — 215 Paula Creamer, $22,092 74-74-68 — 216 Cristie Kerr, $22,092 73-75-68 — 216 Mika Miyazato, $22,092 72-70-74 — 216 Amanda Blumenherst, $22,092 66-75-75 — 216 Anna Nordqvist, $22,092 72-68-76 — 216 Alison Walshe, $15,949 77-71-69 — 217 Jennifer Rosales, $15,949 72-75-70 — 217 Hee Kyung Seo, $15,949 75-72-70 — 217 Jiyai Shin, $15,949 71-76-70 — 217 Nicole Castrale, $15,949 74-72-71 — 217 Na Yeon Choi, $15,949 74-71-72 — 217 Christina Kim, $15,949 71-74-72 — 217 Ai Miyazato, $15,949 70-74-73 — 217 Beatriz Recari, $15,949 69-73-75 — 217 Moriya Jutanugarn, $15,949 66-73-78 — 217 Pat Hurst, $10,796 75-73-70 — 218 Lizette Salas, $10,796 72-76-70 — 218 Marcy Hart, $10,796 78-69-71 — 218 Mi Hyang Lee, $10,796 70-77-71 — 218 Moira Dunn, $10,796 72-74-72 — 218 Jodi Ewart Shadoff, $10,796 76-70-72 — 218 Meena Lee, $10,796 73-72-73 — 218 Becky Morgan, $10,796 72-73-73 — 218 Lindsey Wright, $10,796 71-74-73 — 218 Karine Icher, $10,796 74-67-77 — 218
Juli Inkster, $6,557 Stacy Prammanasudh, $6,557 Karen Stupples, $6,557 Nicole Jeray, $6,557 Mina Harigae, $6,557 Vicky Hurst, $6,557 Seon Hwa Lee, $6,557 Paige Mackenzie, $6,557 Ryann O’Toole, $6,557 Inbee Park, $6,557 Lisa McCloskey, $6,557 Christel Boeljon, $6,557 Pornanong Phatlum, $6,557 So Yeon Ryu, $6,557 Jennie Lee, $6,557 Eun-Hee Ji, $4,539 Ji Young Oh, $4,539 Azahara Munoz, $4,539 Heather Bowie Young, $4,539 Sun Young Yoo, $4,539 Kris Tamulis, $3,783 Stacy Lewis, $3,783 Jee Young Lee, $3,783 Chella Choi, $3,783 Mo Martin, $3,783 Haeji Kang, $3,783 Irene Cho, $3,329 Sara-Maude Juneau, $3,329 Jane Park, $3,329 Alena Sharp, $3,329 Jill McGill, $3,329 Lisa Ferrero, $2,996 Dewi Claire Schreefel, $2,996 Jessica Shepley, $2,996 Paola Moreno, $2,996 Yani Tseng, $2,996 Jin Young Pak, $2,875
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Principal Charity Classic Sunday At Wakonda Club Des Moines, Iowa Purse: $1.75 million Yardage: 6,910; Par: 72 Final Russ Cochran (263), $262,500 71-67-67 Jay Don Blake (154), $154,000 71-66-69 M. Calcavecchia (104), $104,417 70-70-67 Kirk Triplett (104), $104,417 72-68-67 Duffy Waldorf (104), $104,417 69-67-71 Peter Senior (70), $70,000 74-65-69 Michael Allen (45), $45,281 72-67-70 Bart Bryant (45), $45,281 73-64-72 Joel Edwards (45), $45,281 71-72-66 David Eger (45), $45,281 71-68-70 Doug Garwood (45), $45,281 70-71-68 Jay Haas (45), $45,281 71-70-68 Tom Lehman (45), $45,281 69-70-70 Ian Woosnam (45), $45,281 73-69-67 Roger Chapman, $30,625 74-68-68 Loren Roberts, $30,625 70-69-71 Kirk Hanefeld, $28,000 72-70-69 Steve Pate, $24,558 75-69-68 Hale Irwin, $24,558 70-71-71 Corey Pavin, $24,558 70-71-71 Dan Forsman, $20,913 69-75-69 Dick Mast, $20,913 72-70-71 John Cook, $17,938 74-70-70 Scott Hoch, $17,938 69-72-73 Mark O’Meara, $17,938 74-68-72 Gene Sauers, $17,938 71-70-73 Tommy Armour III, $14,875 73-73-69 Jim Gallagher, Jr., $14,875 74-68-73 Rocco Mediate, $14,875 72-71-72 Jeff Sluman, $14,875 70-72-73 Steve Elkington, $11,309 72-73-71 Mike Goodes, $11,309 76-71-69 Bernhard Langer, $11,309 72-75-69 Esteban Toledo, $11,309 70-76-70 Bobby Clampett, $11,309 70-73-73 Barry Lane, $11,309 71-70-75 Mark McNulty, $11,309 71-71-74 Larry Mize, $11,309 72-73-71 Bill Glasson, $8,575 72-72-73 Brian Henninger, $8,575 71-72-74 Neal Lancaster, $8,575 72-72-73 Larry Nelson, $8,575 71-70-76 Tom Pernice Jr., $8,575 71-73-73 Jeff Hart, $6,475 74-74-70 Steve Lowery, $6,475 72-70-76 Chien Soon Lu, $6,475 73-73-72 Sandy Lyle, $6,475 75-69-74 Tom Purtzer, $6,475 73-73-72 Jim Rutledge, $6,475 74-71-73 Scott Simpson, $6,475 75-72-71 Anders Forsbrand, $4,480 77-73-69 David Frost, $4,480 77-69-73 Gary Hallberg, $4,480 75-70-74 Tom Jenkins, $4,480 73-72-74 Gil Morgan, $4,480 71-74-74 John Inman, $3,588 77-69-74 Andrew Magee, $3,588 73-74-73 Rod Spittle, $3,588 72-75-73 Bobby Wadkins, $3,588 71-71-78 Trevor Dodds, $2,888 77-70-74 Chie-Hsiang Lin, $2,888 80-69-72 Jim Thorpe, $2,888 77-72-72 Willie Wood, $2,888 74-75-72 Gene Jones, $2,450 76-73-73 Mark Mouland, $2,275 75-72-76 Tom Kite, $2,100 77-72-75 Blaine McCallister, $1,925 76-73-76 Dana Quigley, $1,750 76-73-78 Joe Daley, $1,540 73-79-76 Vicente Fernandez, $1,540 76-75-77 Mark Wiebe, $1,540 81-75-72 Andy Bean, $1,278 75-74-80 Bob Gilder, $1,278 78-71-80 Mark Brooks, $1,155 76-75-79 Wayne Levi, $1,050 80-75-76 Bob Niger, $1,050 79-73-79 Morris Hatalsky, $910 75-79-78 Curtis Strange, $910 75-76-81 Jerry Pate, $805 76-78-79 Fuzzy Zoeller, $753 84-76-84
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Soccer Chivas USA 3 8 2 11 13 26 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.
Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Montreal 8 2 2 26 22 New York 7 5 4 25 23 Houston 6 4 4 22 19 Sporting KC 6 5 4 22 18 Philadelphia 5 5 4 19 19 New England 5 4 4 19 15 Columbus 4 4 5 17 16 Chicago 3 7 2 11 9 Toronto FC 1 7 5 8 12 D.C. 1 10 2 5 6
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Saturday’s Games Toronto FC 1, Philadelphia 1, tie Vancouver 2, New York 1 Columbus 1, Houston 1, tie Montreal 2, Sporting Kansas City 1 Colorado 2, FC Dallas 2, tie Real Salt Lake 3, San Jose 0 Seattle FC 2, Chivas USA 0 Sunday’s Games New England 5, Los Angeles 0 Chicago 2, D.C. United 0 Wednesday, June 5 Columbus at Philadelphia, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 8 D.C. United at New England, 5:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Real Salt Lake, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at Seattle FC, 8:30 p.m.
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MINOR SOCCER Jacon Hamilton was flawless in net as the Red Deer Renegades blanked the Edmonton Scottish 4-0 in under-14 boys tier 1 soccer action during the weekend. Hugo Janssen, Eric Doktor, Rylan Doll and Nicholas VanDoesburg scored for the Renegades. Meanwhile, the U12 tier 1 girls Renegades coughed up four second-half goals and suffered their first loss of the season, 6-2 to the league-leading Edmonton Victoria. Scoring the Red Deer goals were Avery Lajeunesse and Alex Fortney.
RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, June 3, 2013 B3
Sutter gets his coach in O’Rourke NEW REBELS ASSISTANT COACH FEELS FORTUNATE TO GET OPPORTUNITY WITH VERY GOOD ORGANIZATION BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Like an RCMP constable, Brent Sutter always get his man. The Red Deer Rebels GM/owner/president/head coach was in search of an assistant coach last month and zoned in on Steve O’Rourke, who was coming off his first season as a coach at the Okanagan Hockey Academy and has also coached at the junior A level and in the American Hockey League. O’Rourke, who had planned to return to the OHA after having the chance to coach his 14-year-old son Ethan last winter, was swayed by the opportunity to work with Sutter and the Rebels organization and signed on as an assistant with the WHL club in mid May. “I had made a decision to go back to the Academy because of my son,” O’Rourke said Saturday, following the second of three Rebels prospects camp sessions at the Penhold Regional Multiplex. “I got to coach him last year and he’ll be back there for another two years.” And then he ran into Ron Sutter, Brent’s brother and a former scout with the Calgary Flames. “I was talking to Ron and he said Brent was asking for my (phone) number,” said O’Rourke. “I just wasn’t sure. You’re looking at going in one direction and once Brent talks to you it’s easy to change your mind. He’s such a good man and has such a good organization that it’s hard to say no. “A few days later my wife and I are talking about it and the next thing you know Brent is out in Penticton. I already had my mind made up before he came out there. It was a definite yes.” O’Rourke, a native of Summerland, B.C., played
in the WHL with the Tri-City Americans and Moose Jaw Warriors in the early ‘90s and later earned a degree in kinesiology and a MBA in sport management from the University of Lethbridge before beginning a minor pro playing career that included stints in the ECHL and United League as well as England. O’Rourke, who as a Tri-City defenceman was selected by Steve O’Rourke the New York Islanders in the seventh round of the 1992 NHL entry draft, moved into coaching with the Flames’ top farm team in Abbotsford in 2009 and was with the Heat as an assistant coach for two years before becoming the GM/head coach of the Langley Rivermen of the junior A BCHL. “I walked away from Abbotsford based on family reasons,” said O’Rourke, who also has a nine-yearold daughter. “The owner in Langley approached me at Christmas of my second year with the Heat and I and hummed and hawed about the offer for a few months. “In Abbotsford, you’re at an American Hockey League outpost. My first year I was gone for 100 nights and that didn’t include several camps. I’d see my kids on Thursday and then not again until Sunday. I just kind of decided it wasn’t the right time for me to be doing that, so I took the position in Langley because the BCHL is a weekend league.” O’Rourke lasted one season in Langley before resigning for personal reasons. “Unfortunately I just got into the wrong situation.
I took the job for the right reasons but they didn’t turn out to be the right reasons. From there, one thing led to another. I just about got back into the AHL, I lost out on a job last summer. Then I joined the Academy and got to spend a year with my son and coach him.” And when the season was over Sutter came calling. O’Rourke couldn’t say no. “Obviously everyone knows this is the top league in Canada,” he said. “Junior A is great for kids who are taking the NCAA (scholarship) path but here you’re working with the best, including the coaches and team staff . . . everything. “It’s pretty impressive. It was always a goal of mine to get back to the WHL and I’m fortunate to be getting back with a very good organization.” O’Rourke’s family will remain in Penticton, at least for now. But he has familiar faces close by as his parents live in Red Deer. “They’ve been here since the late ‘90s,” said the newly-signed Rebels assistant coach. “When I played pro I would always come back to Red Deer and stay in a basement suite at my parents’ house.” Clearly, O’Rourke is following a career path, one that possibly leads him to a WHL head coaching position. “For the first time in my coaching career I’ve really set a goal for myself and that’s kind of one of the reasons I decided to come here,” he said. “Brent is so well tied in and he runs a great organization. I could choose to be in Prince Albert or Prince George — and I’m not saying they’re not good franchises — to get my first opportunity to coach in this league, but I wanted my first opportunity to be with one of the best organizations.” email@example.com
Bruins expect Pens to bounce back in Game 2 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Pittsburgh Penguins’ Chris Kunitz can’t get a shot past Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask in the second period of Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals in Pittsburgh, Saturday. The Bruins won the game 3-0. ice Monday, offering Cooke a sense of relief. Once one of the league’s most notorious hitters, Cooke missed Pittsburgh’s opening round loss to Tampa Bay two years ago while serving a suspension. He has since cleaned up his act, though watching the second half of the game from the dressing room gave him unwelcome flashbacks. “I’ve been in that situation before and it’s no fun,” he said. “I’m thankful I can go out tomorrow night and help my team.” The Penguins could certainly use it after the Bruins took away the open
NBA finals berth at stake for Heat and Pacers BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI — As the final horn in a Game 6 loss to the Indiana Pacers was sounding, LeBron James walked toward several of his Miami Heat teammates to shake some hands and share a couple of quick words. His message was clear: Get ready for Game 7. Here comes the ultimate game. To the winner, a trip to the NBA Finals. To the loser, an off-season loaded with regret. It’s that simple now for the champion Heat and the confident Pacers, who meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday night in Miami — a perk the Heat earned by finishing with the league’s best record this season. “Each and every year there are 30 teams that would love to be a part of this, to have one game to advance to the NBA Finals,” James said. “And there’s two teams that’s in this position. And it’s something that you can’t substitute, this feeling. You can’t substitute the atmosphere that we’re going to be in on Monday night for both teams. We should all cherish this moment.” When it’s over Monday, only one club will be cherishing the outcome. For the Heat, it’s a chance to move into the finals for the third straight year and keep hope alive of winning a second straight title. For the Pacers, it’s a chance to cap what would surely go into the books as one of the biggest upsets in NBA playoff history, considering that they finished 16 ½ games behind the Heat in the regular season. None of that matters much now. The Pacers have beaten Miami five of nine times this season. They need a sixth, or else it was all for naught. “It is a closeout game and an elimination game,” Pacers coach Frank
Vogel said. “Our approach right now is not if we lose we’re out — our approach is if we win, we get to the finals. And that’s what we’re going for. We’re going to give our best shot and try to win the Eastern Conference championship.” Monday’s winner will open the NBA Finals on Thursday against San Antonio. History suggests that the odds are long for the Pacers. Since the NBA went to its current playoff format in 1984, home teams are 16-2 in Game 7’s played in the conference finals or NBA Finals. Then again, the Pacers were colossal underdogs heading into this series, and if it wasn’t for a last-second collapse at the end of Game 1, they probably would already be East champs. “It’s going to be tough in their arena,” Pacers guard Lance Stephenson said. “We’ve just got to bring it.” Indiana headed to Miami with enough luggage for an eight-day trip. If the Pacers win Game 7, they’re headed to San Antonio, with no time to make a return swing through Indianapolis along the way. “We believe we can win the series. We always have,” Vogel said. “We haven’t been perfect this series, but we’re going to need to be near perfect to win a Game 7 there.” The Pacers had an off-the-court distraction to address Sunday. Center Roy Hibbert apologized and was fined $75,000 by the NBA after using a gay slur in his postgame comments on Saturday, along with a profanity to describe members of the media. “They were disrespectful and offensive and not a reflection of my personal views,” Hibbert said. “I used a slang term that is not appropriate in any setting, private or public, and the language I used definitely has no place in a public forum, especially over live television.”
space the Penguins enjoyed during first and second round wins over the New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators. Whenever Pittsburgh did generate some momentum, Rask found a way to get a glove, a pad or a stick on whatever the Penguins threw his way. Having a handful of shots clang off the posts helped. So did a defence that made things uncomfortable for Sidney Crosby and the rest of the star-laden Penguins. “Tuukka stood tall and made a lot of saves at the right time,” Boston’s Brad Marchand said. “We just want to make
U20 WOMEN’S WORLD CUP BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Toronto, Montreal, Moncton and Edmonton will play host to the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. The U-20 tournament comes a year before Canada hosts the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and Toronto plays host to the Pan American Games. “The FIFA U-20 women’s World Cup Canada 2014 is another great opportu-
nity for our country and the four hosts cities to welcome the world and the world’s game,” said Victor Montagliani, chair of the national organizing committee. “This competition serves as a terrific showcase for the future stars of women’s football, with the best often proving that they are ready for the big competition just one year later.” Canada hosted the inaugural women’s youth World Cup — then known as the U-19 women’s world championship — in 2002.
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PITTSBURGH — There’s a dry erase board in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ dressing room coach Dan Bylsma uses to remind his players about where they stand in their bid for a Stanley Cup. For the first time this post-season, the Penguins find themselves with a bagel next to their name after the Boston Bruins pulled away for a 3-0 victory in Game 1 on Sunday night. “It’s a different look,” Bylsma said. One that will only certainly get worse if Pittsburgh can’t collect itself in Game 2 on Monday night. The Bruins rode David Krecji’s two goals, Tuukka Rask’s 29 saves and a hefty amount of antagonism to frustrate the Penguins into the kind of chippy play that does little favours to one of the NHL’s most talented teams. For a spell in the second period, the Penguins seemed more intent in sending a message than evening the score. Forward Matt Cooke earned a major boarding penalty and a game misconduct for blasting Boston’s Adam McQuaid behind the Bruins net. Forward Chris Kunitz was slapped with an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after mixing it up with Boston’s Rich Peverley and reigning NHL MVP Evgeni Malkin traded punches with Patrice Bergeron at the end of the period. The fight was the fourth of Malkin’s seven-year career and a symbol of just how frayed the top-seeded Penguins appeared. “I think anytime you see Evgeni Malkin fighting he’s away from his game,” Cooke said. “Emotions are high.” Cooke understands he and the rest of his teammates will have to keep them in check. The NHL declined to further penalize Cooke for his hit on McQuaid, meaning he’ll be back on the
sure we collapse low and try to take away lanes.” Something the Penguins failed to do against Krejci. The NHL’s leading scorer during the post-season pushed his point total to 19 with his sixth and seventh goals of the playoffs. He beat Tomas Vokoun with a semi-flubbed wrist shot in the first period then added a gritty score in the third period when he charged the net and knocked in a rebound. It’s what Krejci tends to do this time of year. He put up a league-high 23 points in the 2011 playoffs while leading the Bruins to their first championship in nearly four decades. He’s on pace to crush that number through 13 games. “It definitely gives the rest of us a lot of confidence and makes us want to do our part too,” Marchand said. “It flows all the way through the lineup when a guy’s going like that and creates energy for the rest of us and allows us to feed off of that.” Boston’s three goals tied for the most given up by Pittsburgh goalie Tomas Vokoun since he replaced Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 5 of the first round. Bylsma didn’t place the blame for Pittsburgh’s worst loss of the post-season on Vokoun and doesn’t seem intent on switching back to Fleury anytime soon. “We lost Game 1, but Tomas I thought played real well in the game,” Bylsma said. “He made big saves.” Rask just made bigger ones. A sprawling stop on Malkin at the end of the first period kept the Bruins in front and he appeared to get stronger as time wore on. Pittsburgh trailed all of 17 minutes in regulation during a five-game romp over Ottawa in the conference semifinals. Boston tripled that number in one game.
B4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, June 3, 2013
Buccaneers open season with a win BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR Buccaneers 34 Stallions 7 As season-openers go, this one was a keeper. “It was a very good game. We still have stuff to work on but it was nice to have a impressive start to the year,” said Central Alberta Buccaneers head coach Duane Brown, whose squad tamed the Edmonton Stallions 34-7 in Alberta Football League action Saturday at Lacombe’s MEGlobal Athletic Park. While the Bucs’ offence needed a few plays to get into stride, the other half of the team was in combat mode from the get go. “The biggest key for us was that our defence set the tone right off the bat,” said Brown. “They took full control of the game early, confused the other guys and put us in a position where our offence could spent time getting their feet wet. Once their feet were there, the offence took control as well, but the defence definitely set the tone for our day.” The Buccaneers scored a touchdown in the first quarter, then pulled away in the second frame. “We took a couple of drives to get our feet going, but after that we kind of put the pedal down and exploded in the second quarter with three scores,” said Brown. “We took control of the game there and kind of cruised in the third and fourth quarters.” The 2013 Buccaneers roster features several new faces, including running back Skylar Sargeant, a Lacombe native who played junior football with the Edmonton Huskies the past two years, and receiver Chad Murray, who hauled in a pair of touchdown passes from quarterback Byron Stearns. Murray has played senior football in Ontario and holds single-season receiving records in the Northern Football Conference. “Those two are absolutely key players for us,” sad Brown. “They are impact players.” In addition, the Bucs have welcomed back a few players who suited up with the team before retiring for one or more seasons. Defensive end Ian Keetch, who recorded four sacks Saturday, is among that group. Veteran Corey Pusey, meanwhile, has shown his versatility by moving to receiver after playing fullback, linebacker and halfback in previous years. “Corey made some great, clutch catches tonight,” said Brown, referring to Pusey’s two grabs for 32 yards. Stearns started at quarterback and completed 11 of 20 passes for 173 yards before handing the ball to Andrew Stannix, who mopped up by completing one of four attempts for seven yards. Stearns fired two touchdown strikes to each of Murray and Jamie Blinkhorn. Murray hauled in five passes for 72 yards and Blinkhorn had three catches for 56 yards. Tylor Johnson booted four converts and two field goals, the longest being 38 yards, to round out the scoring. In the special teams department, Josh Achtemichuk had eight punts for 257 yards — 44 being the longest — and Mark Fay returned four punts for 62 yards. The Buccaneers have already equalled last year’s total of one win and Brown is convinced that the current crew is much better than the 1-5 squad that missed the playoffs in 2012. “Absolutely, this team has the potential to be the best Bucs team in a very long time,” said the sideline boss. “We have a new offensive line, which along with a lack of depth, has been the team’s Achilles heel. We’ve had great starters but we haven’t had those solid backups who can come in and be effective if someone gets hurt. This year we have depth at every single position on the field.” The club’s O-line is anchored by veteran Sean O’Donnell and includes for members of the newlydefunct Edmonton Garrison Army team. The Bucs return to action this Saturday when they host the defending national champion Lloydminster Vandals at 7 p.m. at MEGlobal Athletic Park. The Vandals opened their regular season on an extremely sour note Saturday, absorbing a firstname.lastname@example.org
Nordic ski club members win awards Three members of the Red Deer Nordic Ski Club were honoured during the Cross Country Alberta awards dinner Saturday in Calgary. Gavin Rittamer and Bailey Johnson were presented with the provincial aggregate awards from the under-14 provincial championships. In addition, head coach Graeme Moore was named Cross Country Alberta coach of the year for his work and dedication in growing the Red Deer program and helping to develop many top provincial-class skiers over the past three years. Gavin and Bailey will form part of the provincial development ski team, as will fellow Red Deer Nordic Ski Club members Claire Espey and Anna Zimmerman.
Pasula wins junior golf event Red Deer golfer Brett Pasula ran away from the rest of the field in the boys 15-19 division of the Canadian Junior Golf Association Nike Series event at River Bend during the weekend. Pasula posted back-to-back scores of three-under 69 to finish with a 36-hole total of 138 and a six-stroke victory over Scott McNichol of Calgary (72-72—144). Brandon Zimmerman of Edmonton finished third at 149 (74-75), while Bryce Melville of Morinville was fourth at 150 (77-73) and Ryan Caines of Sundre (7676) and Grant Numrich (75-77) and Nolan Bruin (7280) of Red Deer tied for fifth with 152 totals. Allan and Michael Pruss of Red Deer finished ninth and 10th with respective 36-hole totals of 155 and 158 (79-79 and 82-78), with Red Deer’s Logan Hill placing 11th (78-84—162). Michael Lavorato of Calgary took top honours in the boys 14 and under division with a 144 total that included two rounds of 72. Max Sekulic of Rycroft was second (74-75—149) and Zander Park of Calgary placed third (80-73—153). Bria Jansen of Cochrane won the girls division with a 14-over total of 158 (76-82).
U12 Rage win three weekend games The Red Deer U12 squirt A girls Rage were 3-2 in Prairie Softball League action at Okotoks during the weekend. The Rage opened with an 11-4 win over the Calgary Kaizen ‘01, then fell 8-6 to the Wetaskiwin Wild and 11-3 to the Edmonton Warriors. The Red Deer squad then rebounded to post respective 12-6 and 7-0 victories over the Calgary Adrenaline and Calgary Kaizen ‘02.
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Pearce Just of the Red Deer Rampage fights off a check from a Rockyview Silvertips player while cutting to the net in Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League junior B tier 1 action Sunday at the Kinex. The Rampage led 2-1 after the first half en route to an 8-5 victory.
Rampage win weekend games The junior B tier 1 Red Deer TBS Rampage posted a pair of weekend victories to improve to 7-1-1 in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League. The Rampage got five goals from Mitch Vellner in a 9-8 overtime win over the host Edmonton Warriors Saturday and downed the Rockyview Silvertips 8-5 Sunday at the Kinex. Vellner and Reid Swier each picked up three assists in Saturday’s victory, in which Brandyn Blain, Trey Christensen, Spencer Lee and Colton Woytas each scored once. Christensen also contributed a pair of helpers, while Darrian Banack was the winning
goalie. On Sunday, Swier sniped three goals and added two assists as the Rampage got past the visiting Silvertips. Also scoring for Red Deer, which had Chris Amell in net, were Mark Griffiths with two goals, Lee, Dawson Reykdal and Christensen, who added four assists. The TBS Rampage have two home games this weekend — against the Sherwood Park Titans at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and versus the Manitoba Gryphons 24 hours later. ● The junior B tier 2 Red Deer Renegades dropped their only weekend game — 12-7 to the host
Okotoks Ice Saturday. Meanwhile, the Lacoka Locos dropped a 12-11 decision to the Innisfail Yetti Friday and downed the Strathmore Venom 13-10 Sunday at Lacombe. ● The Red Deer Rage were 0-2 in senior women’s weekend action, losing 12-3 to the Calgary Jr. Axemen and 17-3 to the Calgary Axemen. Both games were at the Kinex. ● In men’s senior C action, the Blackfalds Silvertips rolled over the visiting Vermilion Rage 13-5 Sunday. The ‘Backs, who won by default Friday over the Spruce Grove Tomahawks, improved to 5-0-1.
DeMarco frontrunner for backup job in B.C. B.C. LIONS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — As backup quarterbacks go, he’s not an obvious choice. Thomas DeMarco completed only nine of 13 passes for the B.C. Lions in 2012, but other than starter Travis Lulay, he has more experience with the CFL club than any other signal-caller on the roster. Exactly one season. So DeMarco, a second-year pro, has the inside track on the Lions’ No. 2 quarterback position — for now. “I’ve got a headstart with that,” he said Sunday as training camp opened. “Anyone who’s been here for a little bit should be a little bit farther ahead.” DeMarco is listed as No. 2 on the depth chart, but he and coach Mike Benevides stopped short of saying the backup job is his to lose. “I would never say that,” said DeMarco. “But I would say that, as a competitor, when that spot is open, the first thing you’re thinking about is that ’I wanna be that guy.”’ He’s vying for the backup spot with Joey Elliott, who spent three seasons with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers until he was released. Chris Hart, a product of Florida-based Webber International who signed in April, is also vying for a job behind Lulay. Benevides says DeMarco has as an edge on Elliott as the former Blue Bomber learns the B.C. offence. “Certainly, (DeMarco) has got the inside track,” said DeMarco. “There’s no doubt about it. But I am not going to commit to that — either way — for a long time. I need more information. I want go through the pre-season games.” The No. 2 spot became vacant when former backup Mike Reilly was traded to the Edmonton Eskimos in January. Reilly’s departure, inevitable after Lulay signed a lucrative new contract, makes the backup QB battle the most compelling storyline at training camp. “There’s no doubt that this game, this league is about the quarterback,” said Benevides. “You need strength at the backup position. Normally, they are called upon at some point in the season, and we have to find who that guy is. “There’s a lot of important decisions to make, but
WOMEN’S SOCCER The Red Deer Renegades opened the Alberta Women’s Major League season on a successful note with a big road win Sunday. The Renegades got a pair of goals each from Sydney Daines and Paula Dadensky to beat the Calgary Alliance 4-0. Goaltender Lauren Good got the shutout for Red Deer. The Renegades next game will be their home opener at Great Chief Park on Saturday when they face off against Lethbridge at noon.
the quarterback position is, certainly, the one that’s going to get the most attention, and is important to the quality of our depth.” Reilly excelled on the field in Lulay’s absence, but the former Lions backup was also a strong sideline presence. He bounced ideas off the No. 1 signalcaller and gave him feedback. A loose, talkative character who was quick with a jab, Reilly had a close relationship with Lulay, both professionally and personally. Lulay believes DeMarco can fill the role, with the No. 1 quarterback noting that his understudy has become more assertive as he approaches his second season. DeMarco agreed with the assessment, adding more of his personality will be displayed as the season unfolds. “The biggest thing is, last year I didn’t want to speak up or say things unless I knew (the offence),” he said. “I want to make sure I’m teaching the guys the right way. Otherwise, I was very quiet ... Now that I know, I’m a bolder person in general.” DeMarco wants to provide the same “supporting act” as Reilly did, while still being himself. “You definitely have to balance,” he said. “This is Travis’ team. As a quarterback, you’re used to having your team, coming from college. It’s a humbling experience to understand that guys have been doing this for a long time. “Firstly, I have to learn to be a backup. It’s not something that I’ve ever done, and it’s going to take a little bit of getting used to what’s helpful for Travis. I’m a different player from him.” Benevides says that Elliott, whose obvious appeal is his CFL experience, also has a loose personality, similar to Reilly, that can suit the team well. Stressing that all of the quarterbacks are simply learning from Lulay, Elliott adds he can provide a calm presence when called upon. Based on his brief time with the organization, Hart faces long odds to stick with the team. He joined the Lions in April following former NFLer Rudy Carpenter’s release. Benevides says Hart likely would not be at camp if Carpenter had stayed around longer. The Lions will go with three QBs on their active roster, but Benevides is still deciding whether he will keep one more on the practice roster. B.C. also has new quarterbacks coach Jarious Jackson, a former B.C. and Toronto backup who retired after helping the Argonauts win the Grey Cup last season.
TORONTO RAPTORS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — Ed Stefanski, the Toronto Raptors executive vice president in charge of basketball operations, was fired on Sunday. The longtime NBA executive confirmed that he had been relieved of his duties. “In my 18 months in Canada I came to love the city of Toronto, world-class city with terrific basketball fans,” Stefanski said in a text message to The Canadian
Press. “I wish the team only the best.” Stefanski’s departure follows a shakeup in the Raptors’ front office. Longtime general manager Bryan Colangelo was relieved of his GM duties on May 21, although he remains the team’s president. Colangelo was replaced by Masai Ujiri as Toronto’s GM on May 31. Another Raptors official confirmed that other members of the team’s front office had been fired on Sunday.
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CALGARY — Drew Tate doesn’t question his durability, but acknowledges that others do. What was to be Tate’s first full season as the Calgary Stampeders starting quarterback was marred by injuries in 2012, starting with a separated shoulder in Week 2. Subsequent surgery and rehabilitation sidelined him for all but the final two games of the regular season. Tate then fractured a bone near the wrist of his throwing arm in the West Division semifinal win over Saskatchewan. Kevin Glenn, who led Calgary to nine wins during Tate’s absence, started in Calgary’s win over the B.C. Lions in the West Final and again in the Grey Cup loss to the Toronto Argonauts. Yet Stampeder head coach and general manager John Hufnagel kept Tate atop his quarterback depth chart ahead of Glenn when main camp opened Sunday in pouring rain at McMahon Stadium. So the Stampeder storyline to start this season is will Tate’s off-season mixed martial arts training give him more staying power on the field, and if not, could Glenn step into the breach and generate similar success again? “My personal goals are to finish every game I play and move the chains and don’t turn the ball over,” Tate said after a soggy first on-field session. “I’ve been playing football since 1992. It’s just been the last couple of years, a couple times I’ve gotten hit and I haven’t gotten up. Perception is reality and the perception is I haven’t lasted, so that’s reality.” Tate, 27, trained during the winter in Dallas with UFC 13 lightweight tournament champion Guy Mezger. Tate kickboxed, swung kettle bells and deadlifted weights. He says his torso rotation is stronger when he throws, which gives his arm natural momentum like a whip. “That way, you’re saving your arm instead of throwing all arm,” he explains. Beyond that, the jury is still out as
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Calgary Stampeders quarterback Drew Tate throws the ball during the first day of training camp in Calgary, Sunday, June 2. to whether Tate’s new regimen will help keep him on the field this season. “I’ll know more when I start getting hit and I’m live and in game action, recovery time and all that stuff,” Tate said. “During training camp, the quarterback’s not getting hit, we’re not running too much. Can’t tell right now.” Glenn, who turns 34 this month, believes he can still be a starting quarterback in the CFL. He says he did not ask to be traded in the off-season, nor did the Stampeders indicate to him they wanted to deal him. “That’s a sensitive situation to ask for a trade and then they don’t do it. How does that affect the relationship when they don’t trade you and you come back?” Glenn pointed out. “I thought the best situation for me was coming back. I was under contract.
You never take it personally on what happens. You go through the situation as is and hopefully it plays out the way you want it to.” Glenn led the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to the Grey Cup game in 2007, but wasn’t able to play in it because of a broken arm he suffered in the division final. He may not have Tate’s quickness and agility, but the veteran showed during Tate’s absences last season he can still get the wins. Glenn compiled 4,220 yards in passing for 25 touchdowns and a completion rate of 66.7 per cent. Hufnagel acquired Glenn prior to last season in the trade that sent quarterback Henry Burris to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Tate was an unproven CFL starter then and the acquisition of Glenn turned out to be a brilliant
insurance policy. Helping Calgary to a 12-6 record and getting to the Grey Cup also revitalized Glenn’s career. “We had some ups and downs and weathered the storm and came through,” Glenn said. “It was kind of a defining moment as far as my career was concerned.” Hufnagel believes he has two quarterbacks who can win big games, which is a competitive advantage over CFL clubs with less depth at that position. Glenn believes he can contribute a lot to Calgary’s success. “If I’m not named the starter, that doesn’t mean I don’t feel as though I’m a leader on this team,” Glenn said. “I take a lot of responsibility just being a vet on the team, being a guy who has been in a Grey Cup, has been in the playoffs, has started for different teams and played with different guys and has a lot of experience. “I think Coach Hufnagel sees that too. That’s one of the reasons why they felt they didn’t want to trade me away.” Reports out of Bombers training camp is oft-injured quarterback Buck Pierce arrived 20 pounds lighter in hopes he’ll be quicker and able to dodge hits. Tate says the MMA training hasn’t moved the needle on his scale. He’s at his usual 195 pounds. “I can’t hold weight very much,” Tate said. “My mom is a tiny, petite lady so I got those genes I think. I’ve always played at about 195. That’s what I’ve been since college. I’ve never played at 200.” Defensive end Kevin Dixon didn’t pass Saturday’s physical. He was replaced on the Calgary’s training camp roster by import Shawn Lemon, who played 12 regular-season games for the Edmonton Eskimos in 2012. Import quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was to be fourth on the depth chart behind third-stringer Bo Levi Mitchell, but Perrilloux’s passport problems prevented his arrival at camp. Calgary signed Saint Xavier University product Jimmy Coy as the No. 4 pivot.
Reilly, Nichols duel for QB job in Eskimos training camp EDMONTON ESKIMOS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Matt Nichols knows the key to becoming the Edmonton Eskimos’ No. 1 quarterback might mean playing a little less like, well, Matt Nichols. Nichols and newcomer Mike Reilly formally began their competition for the top job Sunday as the Eskimos opened their 2013 training camp at Commonwealth Stadium. Nichols, a career backup, showed promise in spot play for Edmonton in 2012 before a gruesome ankle injury left him writhing in pain on the floor of Toronto’s Rogers Centre in last year’s CFL East Division semifinal — his leg pointing north, his ankle trending south. Months earlier, Nichols was concussed when he led with
his head scrambling for a first down against Hamilton, leaving him struggling to find his way off the field. Nichols said when the situation calls for it he’s still going to lead with his chin, but he’s going to be smart about it. “I usually don’t try and take linebackers head on,” said the 26-year-old. “But some of the situations I was in last year — thrown into games late when we were down by a lot — I felt the need to try and spark the team a little bit. “It’s a long season, (but) if it’s the end of a game and it’s third and five and I need an extra yard for a first down I’m going to do anything I can to get that first down. Earlier in the game I’ll probably play it a little bit more safe.” Eskimo head coach Kavis Reed said the discretion of a
hook slide can sometimes be the better part of valour. “(Nichols) is a young man that is hell bent on trying to make the play so that his team can be better off for it, but we want him to have longevity in this league and we are hopeful that he can preserve himself more,” said Reed. “Having gone through an injury, I think he’s going to be more conscientious of knowing when to take risks.” Reed says the quarterback job is wide open, with every pivot in camp getting a chance to step up and impress. He said there are a lot of similarities between Reilly and Nichols — both scrambling quarterbacks in their prime who played college ball in Washington state. “I had an opportunity to talk to one coach that has worked with both of them and he said to me clearly, ’Put their names in a bag pull one of them out,”’ said Reed. Reilly, 28, came over from
the B.C. Lions in the off-season after impressing in short stints backing up Travis Lulay. He has spent most of his pro football life as nomadic training camp fodder in Pittsburgh, Green Bay and St. Louis, just looking to get enough reps to put together some film to shop to the next team willing to give him a shot. “For me it was never a question of whether I would succeed or not. I just wanted the opportunity,” he said. Their numbers are similar. In 2012, Reilly completed 53-of-74 passes for 684 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Nichols was 48 of 83 for 884 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Reed said whoever is the No. 1 will get the chance to learn the job and not worry about being one pick-six interception away from getting the hook. “Once that (starter) is established, barring injuries and
catastrophic performances, we need to be patient with that person,” he said. Reed said despite the team’s 7-11 finish last year and first round exit at the hands of the eventual Grey Cup champion Argos and ex-Eskimo quarterback Ricky Ray, they’ve moved on. He agreed with the suggestion the shocking Ray trade cast a shadow on the team last year, but one that has now lifted. “We’ve gone through a calendar season and now we’ve had an entire off-season without talk of Ricky Ray,” he said. “We have very talented quarterbacks vying to be established as the next franchise quarterback. It’s a very important time in our franchise’s history.” Ray’s No. 15 jersey has also moved on. It’s being worn in camp by free agent defensive back Chris Rwabukamba.
Argos missing key defensive players as training camp opens A healthy and motivated Mitchell would certainly provide Toronto’s defence a huge boost. The 28-yearold is a force inside, often commanding a doubleteam that leaves his defensive linemates in one-onone situations. Mitchell had 15 tackles and two sacks in 12 games last season with B.C., and over three years with the Lions registered eight sacks and 54 tackles in 34 career games. He was a CFL all-star in 2011 and helped B.C. win the Grey Cup that year but made headlines for all the wrong reasons last season. He was suspended for two games by the CFL for violently hyper-extending the arm of Edmonton offensive lineman Simeon Rottier during a game July 20. On Sept. 25, the league fined Mitchell an unspecified amount for making multiple “throat slashing” gestures during a win over the Eskimos. The following month, Mitchell was fined and suspended again for violating the CFL’s social media policy. However, there’s much more to Mitchell than just football. The native of Virginia Beach, Va., is definitely a free spirit and has an ear for music, having taught himself how to play the piano. But not everyone in B.C. was a fan of Mitchell. Shortly after he was dealt to Toronto, Lions running back Andrew Harris tweeted: “Good riddance!!!!” However, Milanovich downplayed Mitchell’s past, saying the defensive lineman has a clean slate with him. “With any player, I evaluate them on the history
I have with them,” Milanovich said. “When they get here, we start from scratch and I try to make my own decisions and I try to do that over a period of time. “We have a special group here and hopefully he feels that way.” Mitchell said the 2012 season was a clear indication he’s human. “I think moreso than anything it just made me look more real,” he said. “It made me look more like the average person that goes into a house and when they go in the house they have problems when they go back outside nobody knows those problems.”
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OAKVILLE, Ont. — Khalif Mitchell is a happy camper. Mitchell was all smiles as the Toronto Argonauts opened training camp Sunday. Suspended and fined twice last year, the burly defensive tackle was downright charming after practice, shaking hands with and introducing himself personally to the assembled media before answering all questions. But last month, the six-foot-five, 315-pound Mitchell refused to report to Toronto after the B.C. Lions dealt him to the defending Grey Cup champion. Mitchell, 28, started an herbal drink business in Seattle and wanted to remain in the West Division. But Mitchell, a very spiritual man, said his faith helped him have a change of heart. “I had the power to choose any one and so I prayed on it and all of a sudden this is the choice that was here,” Mitchell said. “I talked to Jim (Argos GM Jim Barker) and Jim is a great guy and as everything unfolded it just manifested that I come here and it’s a great thing. “You have to make a choice based on what you love and so I made a choice for football. To be part of the champs is a beautiful thing and a lot of people would jump on the opportunity.” Mitchell certainly fills a definite need for Toronto, which opened camp minus defensive linemen Ron Flemons (released), Armondo Armstead (New England Patriots, NFL), Ricky Foley (free agent, Saskatchewan) and Adriano Belli (retired). But also absent Sunday and placed on the suspended list were safety Jordan Younger and cornerbacks Pat Watkins and Pacino Horne, leaving sophomore Jalil Carter as the lone returnee from last year’s starting secondary as defensive back Evan McCollough also signed with Hamilton as a free agent. Younger, a nine-year veteran, is considering retirement while Horne has a calf injury and Watkins is dealing with a personal matter in Florida. Barker said Horne should resume playing in a week or two and Watkins is expected back although Barker is insure when. But losing Younger, an Argos team captain, caught Barker off guard. “I was surprised,” Barker said. “He’s a guy who was a captain last year and somebody else has to pick up the slack. “The timing of it was difficult but players know (when to retire). We’ll find out pretty quickly who can play or not . . . it’s something we’ll deal with and by the time we kick off we’ll be fine.”
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Federer stays alive at French Open RECOVERS FROM FALL, EARLY DEFICIT TO REACH 36TH GRAND SLAM QUARTERFINAL IN A ROW BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS — Chasing a shot, Roger Federer caught his right shoe in the French Open’s red clay, twisting that foot awkwardly and tumbling to the ground. Soon enough, he was in a real rut, in danger of his earliest exit from a Grand Slam tournament in nine years. Federer regrouped and restored order eventually, coming back from a two-sets-to-one deficit to beat 15thseeded Gilles Simon of France 6-1, 4-6, 2-6, 6-2, 6-3 Sunday in the fourth round to reach his 36th consecutive major quarterfinal. “I didn’t hurt myself or anything,” Federer said. “But maybe I did lose that touch of confidence for a little bit, and then I was out of the match there for a bit.” During a rare stretch of mid-match mediocrity from the owner of a record 17 Grand Slam championships — the 2009 French Open trophy is part of his collection — Federer lost 10 of 13 games, including the one in which he fell. But Simon, a former member of the top 10, could not keep Federer down. Able to “tidy up my play,” as he put it, Federer went from hitting more than twice as many unforced errors as Simon in the second and third sets, 25-12, to generating more than twice as many winners in the third and fourth, 29-14. “When things turn nasty,” Simon said, “he responds well.” Federer said the match will give him “a lot of info” heading into his quarterfinal against another Frenchman, No. 6-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Federer’s turnaround was not the biggest of the day. Not even close. That distinction belonged to 32nd-seeded
Tommy Robredo of Spain, who is specializing in comebacks: He is the first man in 86 years to win three Grand Slam matches in a row after dropping the first two sets (France’s Henri Cochet pulled that off at Wimbledon in 1927). Robredo did it in the second round Wednesday. He did it in the third round Friday. And then he did it in the fourth round Sunday, defeating No. 11 Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (5), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Robredo trailed 4-1 in the third set, 4-2 in the fourth and 2-0 in the fifth. “Nobody dreams of doing such things,” said Robredo, who dropped to his knees, leaned forward and wept after winning. Almagro’s take? “I don’t know what adjective to use,” he said. Robredo’s first French Open quarterfinal since 2009 — he missed the tournament in 2011 and 2012 because of left leg problems that required surgery — will be against another Spaniard, No. 4 David Ferrer, who eliminated No. 23 Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-3, 6-1, 6-1. Tsonga, the 2008 Australian Open runner-up, got past Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Tsonga is 3-9 against Federer, but he did come back from a twoset hole to win their 2011 Wimbledon quarterfinal. “I know he can beat me, and he knows he can beat me,” Federer said. “But I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen.” So far, all of the top three men in the tournament — No. 1 Novak Djokovic, No. 2 Federer and No. 3 Rafael Nadal, the seven-time champion — have had issues. Nadal lost a set in each of his first two matches; Djokovic needed his upper right arm treated by a trainer Saturday.
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Poland’s Agniezska Radwanska serves against Serbia’s Ana Ivanovic in their fourth round match at the French Open tennis tournament, at Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Sunday. And what about the woman who is everyone’s pick to win the title, No. 1 Serena Williams? The 15-time major champion has been nearly flawless, losing a total of 10 games through four matches. She beat No. 15 Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-3 to extend her winning streak to 28 and set up a quarterfinal against Svetlana Kuznetsova, the 2009 champion who is unseeded this year and defeated No. 8 Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. “It’s a shame I had to face Williams here,” Vinci said. “She’s the strongest player, by far.”
Vinci’s had more success in doubles, winning three of the last four major titles with Sara Errani, last year’s runner-up to Maria Sharapova in singles at Roland Garros. The fifth-seeded Errani said she felt pain “like a knife” in her midsection and had difficulty breathing in the first set Sunday against No. 20 Carla Suarez Navarro, but after being treated by a trainer wound up winning 5-7, 6-4, 6-3. Errani’s quarterfinal opponent will be 2012 Wimbledon runner-up Agnieszka Radwanska, who eliminated 2008 French Open champion Ana Ivanovic 6-2, 6-4.
Webb wins for first Stewart’s late pass earns win at Dover NASCAR time in two years at ShopRite Classic BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Ending a twoyear drought on the LPGA Tour wasn’t on Karrie Webb’s mind in the ShopRite LPGA Classic. Winning one for her seriously ill grandmother was. Webb, who nearly returned home to Australia on Thursday when her parents informed her that her grandmother, Marion Webb, was near death, delivered some welcome medicine Sunday, rallying from five shots down for a two-stroke victory and her 39th career tour win — most among active players. “She talked to me on the phone and said she didn’t want me to come home, and that I had to win one for her,” the teary-eyed Webb said after digging deep to overcome the blustery conditions that derailed almost everyone in the field on wind-whipped Bay Course at the Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club. Webb knew winning wasn’t going to be easy. While she has had occasional good rounds on this course across the bay from the Atlantic City casino resort, the Hall of Famer has never really seriously contended on the final day. “I was like, this isn’t the one that you tell me that I have to win for you because I was like, ’I’ve never really even had a shot to win here,”’ Webb said. “So when I got off to that start, I was like, ’Oh, my God. ’ Well, when she started to make a turn for the better, my dad said, ’Look, she’s going to make it, so the pressure is off, you know. ’He felt for me after she told me I had to win it for her. But you know, I was in contention and in the lead today. I was like, ’Wow, I might actually be able to do this for her.”’ Webb won by shooting a magnificent 3-under 68 to finish with a 4-under 209 total, tying the highest winning score at the course. Playing in wind gusting to 25 to 30 mph, Webb had two birdies, an eagle and a bogey, capping the round with a 5-foot birdie at the par-5 final hole. She also made six par-saving putts of 5-6 feet in matching the best round of the day. “It never gets old. It never gets any easier, either,” said Webb, who won the Australian Ladies Masters in February. “Today was extremely tough, and I’m just glad that I pulled it out. I think coming down I knew I needed to make one birdie, I thought, because I didn’t think I could just par in and feel comfortable, so great birdie on the last.”
Pagenaud wins crash filled Detroit Grand Prix THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DETROIT — Simon Pagenaud survived a demolition derby, winning the crash-filled Detroit Grand Prix on Sunday for his first IndyCar victory. The Frenchman finished 5.6 seconds in front of James Jakes in the second of two races on the 2.36-mile Belle Isle street course. “It was an amazing car,” Pagenaud said. “We had more horsepower than anybody else out there.” The reigning IndyCar Rookie of the Year hadn’t finished better than second in 39 IndyCar and Champ Car races. “I’ve been working for this my whole career,” Pagenaud said. “It’s freaking awesome.” Mike Conway, who won Saturday’s race with just three cautions, fin-
ished third. Scott Dixon was fourth, followed by Dario Franchitti and Marco Andretti, who pulled into a tie with Helio Castroneves for the IndyCar points lead. AJ Allmendinger was in a pack of cars when he hit a wall on the opening lap, triggering the first of six cautions that stunted the first half of the race. Side-by-side restarts, which IndyCar uses on its road and street courses as well as at Milwaukee and Iowa, seemed to lead to some of the wrecks on the tight track. Will Power’s shot to compete for a win ended when he was bumped from behind by Sebastien Bourdais. After Power got out of his car, he threw his gloves toward Bourdais. Pagenaud’s victory for Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports was another one for the lesser-known IndyCar teams.
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DOVER, Del. — Tony Stewart made a late outside pass on Juan Pablo Montoya and held on Sunday at Dover International Speedway to snap a 30-race winless streak. Stewart hadn’t even had a top-five finish this season and was stuck in 20th in the points standings. He took the lead with the pass with three laps left in the 400-mile race. Stewart hadn’t won on the concrete mile track since he swept both Cup races in 2000. “Our guys at our shop have been digging,” Stewart
said. “None of these guys get down. We have been down but they haven’t gotten down. That is what carries you to days like today at the end of the day.” Seven-time Dover winner Jimmie Johnson appeared to have the car to beat, but jumped a restart and had to serve a pass-through penalty. Johnson argued over the radio and stayed on the track before he finally hit pit road. With Johnson out of the picture, Montoya and Stewart battled for the lead the rest of the race. Jeff Gordon was third, followed by Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski. NASCAR said Keselowski failed post-race inspection because the entire front of his No. 2 Ford was too low. Stewart’s team erupted in celebration in the pits after winning for the first time since last July in Daytona. It was his 48th career win. He hadn’t finished better than 20th in his last four races at Dover.
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Pick up some goodies for your little ones. The Mega Mommy Garage Sale will run on Saturday at Red Deer’s Oriole Park Community Centre. It will be outdoors, so weather permitting, it will go ahead. A charity barbecue will be on site were all proceeds will go to the Central Alberta Women’s Emergency Shelter. Vendors will be giving away all things baby, toddler, maternity and family oriented. Home decor and miscellaneous household items will be on hand. The Oriole Park Community Centre is located at 5 Ogden Ave.
PERENNIAL EXCHANGE Gardeners are invited to exchange or buy plants on Wednesday and Thursday. Lacombe and District Garden Club’s annual Perennial Exchange and Garden Sale will run from 3 to 7 p.m. at 33 Cameron Close in Lacombe. Bring some seeds, seedlings or divisions of your perennials to exchange for something new or just come out to see what great plants and garden accessories will be on sale. All proceeds go to the Dorothy “Dot” Adamson Scholarship Fund. Phone Pamela at 403-782-5061 for more information.
ALZHEIMER’S WALK Help make Alzheimer’s disease a memory on Saturday, June 15. Enjoy a 2.5- or fivekm walk from Red Deer’s Sunnybrook Farm Museum and through the city’s beautiful trails and back. MaisieHoops, Just Glovely and the magic tricks of Ryan Hawley will keep the whole family entertained. A barbecue and water will be on hand. Registration opens at 3:30 p.m. and the walk gets underway at 5 p.m. To register, go online at www.alzheimer. ab.ca or call 403-3420448. Sunnybrook Farm Museum is found at 4701 30th St.
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49th convocation planned Red Deer College will hold its 49th convocation ceremonies at Westerner Park on Friday. Dr. David Marshall, President Emeritus of Nipissing University and retired president of Mount Royal University, will deliver the convocation speech to attending graduates receiving certificates, diplomas or degrees. A total of 1,800 RDC students are eligible to graduate this year. Of those eligible, 575 studied in apprenticeship, trades and manufacturing technologies programs while the rest finished in science, health, sport and education, the arts, career development, and the Donald School of Business. Three students will receive special honours:
RED DEER COLLEGE ● The Governor General’s Academic Medal (Collegiate Bronze Level) is presented to the student with the highest academic standing after completing the final year of a diploma-level post-secondary program. ● The RDC Foundation Outstanding Student recognizes a student who demonstrates outstanding leadership and commitment to RDC through participation in, and contribution to, the college. ● The Faculty of Arts Silver Medallion in Collaborative Programs at RDC is given to a student with the highest academic achievement in the final years of the de-
gree-granting University of Calgary collaborative program based at RDC. During the ceremonies, RDC will also bestow one of our many successful alumni with the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award. The award honours alumni for their professional, academic and public service achievements. Robbin and Michael Dawe will present the 15th G.H. Dawe Memorial Award in memory of their late father to a community member who best exemplifies the values of Mr. George Harold Dawe, a strong college supporter and active member of Central Alberta’s community. College board chair Shelley Ralston will act as master of ceremonies during the programs at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Living in the Middle Ages....right now KNIGHTHAVEN ANACHRONISTIC MEMBERS RE-ENACT NORMANS, CELTS AND VIKINGS BY LANA MICHELIN ADVOCATE STAFF Some people ‘time travel’ back to the Middle Ages through movies and video games — Rory Harris takes it a step further and pretty much lives the dream. As a member of the KnightHaven anachronistic club, Harris sword fights weekly on a hill behind Red Deer’s Kinsmen arenas with about 20 other Central Alberta re-enactors taking on roles of Normans, Celts and Vikings. He attends medieval feasts, as well as workshops on chivalry, blacksmithing, leather work, and styles of hand-to-hand combat and weaponry. Harris even dresses like an ancient Celtic warrior in a make-shift kilt and tunic. “Learning about the Middle Ages was pretty much my favourite subject in Social,” recalled the Notre Dame High School alumnus. “I liked the idea of chivalry and how ‘raw’ things were then — like living in a pioneering age.” Harris admitted times were tough from 900 to 1400 AD in Europe. Besides dealing with regular rat infestations, plagues, highwaymen, and horrific punishments, the food was atrocious and the water foul. Houses were cold and drafty, there was a lack of sewers and personal cleanliness. On the other hand, the Middle Ages offered opportunities for higher learning and incredible feats of engineering, from lofty cathedrals to draw bridges and impressive castles. And Harris said knights lived by a code of chivalry — which meant not only treating damsels decently, but also acting honourably with each other. And, of course, there were cool weapons. Any fan of the Lord of the Rings movies knows about short and long swords, shields, bow and arrows, spears and those chains with spiky metal balls, used by the orcs, called flails. Harris believes the borrowing of medieval themes for Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones and other fantasies has made the era more popular. “I believe it was a simpler time,” he said, with a measure of civility that has since been
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On the left, Gundur the Great AKA Gonzo, practices his sword work with Jonathan Allens during a training session with the Society for Creative Anachronism in Red Deer. lost. forum for Grade 5 males at the KnightHaven offers a fun fo- G.H. Dawe Recreation Centre. rum for meeting like-minded On Wednesday evenings, people, as well as a temporary now that the snow’s gone, group escape from members get a more comtogether to ‘“IT’S LIKE JOINING battle it out plex age, Harris added. “It’s A DIFFERENT WORLD in Red Deer. like joining a use foam AND SEEING WHAT They different world swords, but the and seeing battle tactics IT’S LIKE.’ what it’s like.” — RORY HARRIS are as authenK n i g h t tic as can be Haven was managed. started by Randy Tribiger who Amberly Bootsman, a Red has about 40 club members be- Deer grocery store worker, is tween Edmonton and Red Deer. among a half-dozen female CenKnown as “Prince Rand” in tral Albertans who bend the battle reenactments, Tribiger medieval rules by fighting with created his own metal helmet the men, instead of portraying and chain mail, loop by pains- helpless damsels. taking loop. “It’s a lot of entertainment, The Wetaskiwin resident, and a great place to meet peowho has been fascinated with ple,” said Bootsman, who asthis period since reading about sumes her role as a Celt. King Arthur and his knights “I pretty much enjoy everyas a 12-year-old, teaches such one here.” medieval skills to other group Salesman Daniel Allers, who members in winter workshops. depicts a Norman soldier, first The group also attends vari- saw Tribiger dressed as a knight ous special events, such as trade at last year’s Westerner Days. shows and school gatherings, “I thought I’d give it a shot,” such as the recent Grow Boys he said, adding enjoys the
feasts, workshops and medieval fairs. “We don’t take each other too seriously . . . “The best part is we get to hit each other with sticks for a couple of hours. What’s not to like?” The group is open minded enough to allow for some variety, welcoming Gonzo Franco’s Lord of the Rings dwarf character, who fights for the rabble Vikings. Randy’s son, John Tribiger, said he loves everything about the Middle Ages — the dress, the battles, the castles, the feasts — but one of the best parts about being in KnightHaven is meeting new people. “What a great conversation starter this is!” For more information about the group, please call 780-3526958. (The website www.knighthaven.org should be up and running by the end of June.) The group will also be offering a summer day camp for kids in Red Deer. lmichelin@reddeeradvocate. com
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Saudis investigating possible McDonald’s CEO loses 20 second outbreak of MERS pounds by being more active
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A colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012 is shown. A new study suggests the incubation period for the new MERS coronavirus may be longer than has been believed up until now. Arabia has reported 38 of those cases, and 18 of the deaths. Cases have also been reported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Qatar. Infections have also been detected in Germany, France, Britain and Tunisia, though in all those instances the cases originated from countries in the Arabian Peninsula. In Britain, France and Tunisia there was limited personto-person spread from the case that introduced the virus from abroad. Doctors who treated France’s two patients warned Wednesday that the incubation period of the new virus may be longer than previously appreciated. The WHO currently estimates the incubation period — the time from exposure to illness — at 10 days, though its scientists readily admit that given the paucity of data on cases, that’s a guesstimate based on the incubation period of the SARS virus and other viruses. The French doctors reported in the journal The Lancet that a man in Northern France who caught the virus from a patient infected on a trip to the UAE may have gone 12 days before developing symptoms. The two shared a hospital room for three days in late April, before the first man was diagnosed with MERS. That man died Tuesday from his illness. The authors suggested doctors who are on the lookout for cases should test people who become ill with MERS-like symptoms within 12 days of travel to countries where the virus is found, or within 12 days of contact with a known case. Dr. Allison McGeer, a Toronto in-
fectious diseases expert, said that fits with what was seen with SARS. Most people who came down with the virus developed symptoms within 10 days of exposure but some had a longer incubation period, she said. Knowing the incubation period is critical to detecting cases and for trying to stop spread of the disease. During SARS, people who were exposed to known cases had to go into quarantine for 10 days to try to cut chains of transmission. At points in the Toronto outbreak thousands of people were holed up in their homes waiting to see if they would develop the disease. “The amount of disruption that you cause to people’s lives and the amount of work you have to do to identify people who may pose a risk or who may be getting sick is driven entirely by knowing what the incubation period is and when people are infectious,” McGeer said. Dr. Anthony Mounts, the WHO’s point person for MERS, said the agency will probably look at whether it needs to change its surveillance recommendations to include a lengthier incubation period. “I think we should consider it,” he said from Geneva.
Doubling Tamiflu dose not more effective in severe cases BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — A new study says doubling the dose of the flu medication Tamiflu does not make a difference in severe flu infections. The results will be disappointing for doctors who had hoped for another option for treating severe influenza, but should stretch out drug supplies during a pandemic. The research was conducted in 13 hospitals in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam from April 2007 and February 2010. The study mostly involved severely ill children, who were randomly assigned to get either the regular dose of Tamiflu or a double dose of the drug. Some of the patients in the trial were infected with seasonal influenza A viruses, others with flu B or the pandemic H1N1 virus and still others with H5N1 bird flu. There were no differences in deaths, time in intensive care, time on supplemental oxygen or mechanical ventilation for the patients who got the double dose. There are very few drugs for treat-
ing flu. So doctors treating gravely ill patients have tried doubling the dose, particularly for patients infected with the H5N1 virus. Only 17 of the cases — five per cent of the 326 patients enrolled in the study — were sick with H5N1. As such, one cannot be sure that the double dose didn’t help, two Australian influenza experts wrote in a commentary that accompanied the article. Both were published in the journal BMJ. “What is clear is that double dose oseltamivir is unlikely to significantly improve the clinical outcomes of severe cases of seasonal influenza, although there were probably insufficient data to determine if this was also true for people infected with A(H5N1),” said Ian Barr and Aeron Hurt, of the World Health Organization’s Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza. They said treatment options for seriously ill flu patients need to be expanded, especially given the recent emergency of H7N9 bird flu in China. That virus has infected 132 people, killing 37 of them.
NEW YORK — They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp.’s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his “butt up” and “working out again.” But he said he hasn’t changed his habit of eating at McDonald’s “every, single day.” Thompson, who has been on the job for less than a year, was responding to a question about how the company is adapting amid growing concerns about obesity. Thompson said that he lost the weight by getting active again. He noted that Europeans walk a lot and that it’s rare to see Europeans that are “very, very heavy.” “And so I think that balance is really important to people,” he said. The remarks come as fast-food chains and packaged food companies face criticism about making products that fuel obesity rates. Coca-Cola Co., for example, recently started a campaign seeking to highlight its healthier, low-calorie drinks as well as the importance of physical activity in a balanced lifestyle. For its part, McDonald’s in recent years has boosted its marketing to highlight healthier menu options, including salads, chicken wraps and egg white breakfast sandwiches. At the Sanford Bernstein conference on Wednesday, Thompson noted that customers have many options at the fast-food chain. For example, he said someone might get a Big Mac one day and a grilled chicken salad with balsamic vinaigrette another day. Earlier in the talk, however, Thompson also said that salads make up just 2 per cent to 3 per cent of sales. He said there were other ways the company could incorporate fruits and vegetables into its menu, pointing to the chicken wraps it recently introduced. But going forward, he said: “I don’t see salads being a major growth driver.”
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TORONTO — Authorities in Saudi Arabia are investigating whether there is a new cluster of MERS coronavirus cases linked to a hospital in the eastern part of the country, a separate incident from a previously reported large hospital outbreak there. A case reported Wednesday and five reported Tuesday may be linked to a hospital, said the country’s deputy minister of health, Dr. Ziad Memish. He would not reveal the name of the town or the hospital. Memish suggested there may have been some person-to-person spread among the cases. Three of these patients have died. “They’re from the same town and from the same hospital,” Memish said in an interview with The Canadian Press, adding the investigation into how the people became infected is ongoing. “We’re still working on it. But none of the patients from yesterday had any relation to al-Ahsa,” he said, referring to the large outbreak linked to the al Moosa hospital in the town of al-Hofuf that began in April but only came to light in early May. “They actually live outside of alAhsa and they have no family contact in al-Ahsa. And we think that there was a community introduction and there was transmission from that community introduction.” Two of the patients shared a hospital room, he said, adding that it’s not clear at this point whether the other patients are linked, and if they are, how. “These patients came in and out a few times to the facility,” Memish said. “So trying to find out who are the RTs (respiratory technicians) who looked after them, who are the nurses, who are the physicians, who took blood from them, is it the same person — it’s a very difficult task.” “But the team is on it 24-7.” Hospitals played a critical role in amplifying the SARS outbreak in 2003, with unidentified cases infecting other patients, family members and hospital staff. The World Health Organization has been keeping a close eye on any suggested hospital outbreaks, fearful that the pattern might be repeated with MERS. SARS and MERS are from the same viral family, coronaviruses. The MERS virus — the newly coined acronym is short for Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome — first came to the world’s attention last September, though retrospective testing dates the earliest known cases to a hospital outbreak in Jordan in April 2012. To date there have been 50 confirmed cases, 27 of them fatal. Saudi
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China’s president visits Latin America China has invested heavily in resourcerich Latin America in recent years, striking major trade deals with governments from Venezuela to Argentina. Now its president is reaching out to one of the few countries in the region where ties have been slow to develop: Mexico. President Xi Jinping’s three-day visit starting Tuesday comes as Mexico debates opening its highly regulated energy sector to more foreign investment. China’s president says he plans to discuss ways to increase Mexican exports.
Problem with 787 jet no safety risk A sensor problem was found Sunday in one of the exchanged batteries for a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 jet but did not pose a safety risk, a Japanese broadcaster reported. The Boeing Co. jets had been grounded for four months until their safety could be reconfirmed. The problem emerged in a sensor that detects overheating in the modified version of the lithium-ion batteries used in the aircraft, NHK TV said. The batteries were encased to prevent overheating from spreading. “Dreamliner” batteries overheated on planes that were in flight in Japan and parked in a Boston airport. The jets resumed commercial flights last month at JAL and All Nippon Airways.
IRS spent $50M for conferences A government watchdog has found that the Internal Revenue Service spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012, according to a House committee. That total included $4 million for an August 2010 conference in Anaheim, Calif., for which the agency did not negotiate lower room rates, even though that is standard government practice, according to a statement by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Instead, some of the 2,600 attendees received benefits, including baseball tickets and stays in presidential suites that normally cost $1,500 to $3,500 per night. In addition, 15 outside speakers were paid a total of $135,000 in fees, with one paid $17,000 to talk about “leadership through art,” the House committee said. The report by Treasury Department’s inspector general, set to be released Tuesday, comes as the IRS already is facing bipartisan criticism after agency officials disclosed they had targeted tea party and other conservative groups seeking taxexempt status to extra scrutiny. — The Associated Press
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Printing a new future SOME SAY 3-D PRINTING COULD LAUNCH NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN MATEO, Calif. — Invisalign, a San Jose company, uses 3-D printing to make each mouthful of customized, transparent braces. Mackenzies Chocolates, a confectioner in Santa Cruz, uses a 3-D printer to pump out chocolate moulds. And earlier this year, Cornell University researchers used a 3-D printer, along with injections of a special collagen gel, to create a humanshaped ear. Once a science-fiction fantasy, threedimensional printers are popping up everywhere from the desks of home hobbyists to Air Force drone research centres. The machines, generally the size of a microwave oven and costing $400 to more than $500,000, extrude layer upon layer of plastics or other materials, including metal, to create 3-D objects with moving parts. Users are able to make just about anything they like: iPad stands, guitars, jewelry, even guns. But experts warn this cool innovation could soon turn controversial — because of safety concerns but also the potential for the technology to alter economies that rely on manufacturing.
“We believe that 3-D printing is fundamentally changing the manufacturing ecosystem in its entirety — how and where products are made and by whom,” said Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of New Yorkbased Shapeways, an online company that makes and sells 3-D printed products designed by individuals. Products include a delicate, twig-like egg cup (cost: $8.10) and a lamp that looks like a nuclear mushroom cloud (cost: $1,388.66). “We’re on the verge of the next industrial revolution, no doubt about it,” added Dartmouth College business professor Richard D’Aveni. “In 25 years, entire industries are going to disappear. Countries relying on mass manufacturing are going to find themselves with no revenues and no jobs.” On ground, sea or air, when parts break, new ones can be made on the spot, and even the tools to install them can be made, eliminating the need for staging parts in warehouses around the world, said Jeff DeGrange, vice-president of Direct Digital Manufacturing at Stratasys Inc., currently the industry leader in a field of about 50 3-D printer companies. “We’re going to see innovation happen-
ing at a much higher rate, introduction of products at a much higher rate,” said DeGrange. “We live in an on-demand world now, and we’ll see production schedules are going to be greatly compressed.” Airplane mechanics could print a replacement part on the runway. A dishwasher repairman could make a new gasket in his service truck. A surgeon could print a knee implant custom-designed to fit a patient’s body. But the military, D’Aveni said, is likely to be among the first major users of 3-D printers, because of the urgency of warfare. “Imagine a soldier on a firebase in the mountains of Afghanistan. A squad is attacked by insurgents. The ammunition starts to run out. Is it worth waiting hours and risking the lives of helicopter pilots to drop it near you, or is it worth a more expensive system that can manufacture weapons and ammunition on the spot?” he said. In the past two years, the U.S. Defence Department has spent more than $2 million on 3-D printers, supplies and upkeep, according to federal contract records.
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Apple, Justice facing off SET FOR TRIAL IN ANTITRUST SUIT OVER E-BOOKS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, left, gives a thumbs up with Prime Minister Stephen Harper as he arrives to deliver his budget speech in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canada’s insurance industry faces a $1-billion GST bill at the end of this month.
$1B GST grab challenges Harper government on taxes, stewardship BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s insurance industry faces a $1-billion GST bill at the end of this month, thanks to a federal tax move critics say smacks of a ’banana republic’. The massive tax hit applies to some financial services that insurers say were never before subject to GST. The GST now owed is retroactive seven years, back to 2005, when the federal Finance Department issued a news release saying it planned to amend tax legislation — something it didn’t get around to implementing until 2010. Critics say that apart from the body blow to the books of domestic insurers, the “massively distortive” tax grab sends a signal to global investors that Canada is no place to do business. That message, they say, challenges any claim the Harper government is a tax-cutter and a good steward of the economy. “I have lost count of the number of times that global tax directors have used the words ’banana republic’ when
I describe this legislation to them,” says Michael Firth, a tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers Canada, and chief among the critics. “They don’t believe it. They go, ‘You’re kidding me? Can they really do this?”’ For its part, the Finance Department says it hasn’t changed GST legislation at all, but rather clarified rules that were poorly drafted when the GST was born in 1991. The slow-motion train wreck began with an obscure Tax Court of Canada ruling in 2003, in which the judge sided with insurer State Farm against the Canada Revenue Agency. The company successfully argued the GST does not apply to certain common financial transactions, and therefore it owed no money to the taxman. The Finance Department issued a statement and background document on Nov. 17, 2005, saying it planned to amend GST legislation to effectively overturn the judge’s ruling, warning the amendments would be retroactive to the date of the release.
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NEW YORK — In a civil case where the words of Steve Jobs play prominently, the government and Apple Inc. are set to square off over allegations that Apple Inc. conspired with the country’s largest book publishers to make consumers pay more for electronic books. U.S. District Judge Denise Cote is scheduled to begin hearing the price-fixing case Monday in federal court in Manhattan. The trial stems from an antitrust lawsuit brought last year by the Justice Department, which accused Apple of helping hatch the scheme at a meeting with publishers in 2009 as it was preparing to launch the iPad. Its purpose was to force Seattle-based Amazon. com — the marketer of Kindle e-book readers — to raise the $9.99 price it had set for the most popular e-book titles because that was substantially below their hardcover prices, the government says. “Apple wanted to sell e-books to the public, but did not want to compete against the low prices Amazon was setting,” the government wrote in its court papers. “Apple knew that the major publishers also disliked Amazon’s low prices and saw Apple’s potential entry as a pathway to higher retail prices industrywide.” The Justice Department accuses the conspirators of agreeing that instead of selling books to retailers and letting them decide what price to charge readers, the publishers would convert the retailers into “agents” who were restricted from lowering the publisher-set retail price. The arrangement guaranteed Apple a 30 per cent commission on each e-book it sold. The government has alleged that the scheme cost consumers tens of millions of dollars by adding $2 or $3, sometimes as much as $5, to the price of each e-book. It also argues part of the proof is Jobs’ own account of the arrangement. The former Apple CEO “conceded the price-fixing conspiracy when, the day after publicly announcing Apple’s forthcoming iBookstore, he explained to his authorized biographer that Apple had told the publishers, ‘We’ll go to the agency model, where you set the price, and we get our 30 per cent, and yes, the customer pays a little more, but that’s what you want anyway,”’ the government says in court papers. In its papers, lawyers for Apple have accused the government of basing its case “on mere allegations, faulty assumptions and unfounded conclusions.” The Cupertino, Calif.-based company has denied claims that its agreements required publishers to force Amazon to charge more for e-books. The agreements “required no such thing,” the defence papers say. “They set forth the terms of Apple’s business relationship with each publisher; they placed no constraints on how a publisher should deal with other retailers, including Amazon.” The government has reached settlements with the five publishers named in the suit — Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Holtzbrinck Publishers, doing business as Macmillan, and The Penguin Publishing Co. Ltd., doing business as Penguin Group — that requires them to lift restrictions on discounting and other promotions they had imposed on e-book retailers. The judge has urged Apple to settle, even suggesting at a recent pretrial hearing that its chances of prevailing at trial are slim.
Some suggestions for your tax refund TALBOT BOGGS
If you’re one of the estimated 8.8 million Canadian taxpayers who will get one this year, by now you’ve probably received your tax refund and might be wondering what to do with this little mid-year goodie from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). According to the CRA, as of April 18 more than 13.1 million tax returns had been filed. CRA had issued almost $14 billion to the some 8.8 million tax filers who were eli-
gible for a refund. The average refund amount is $1,585 and refunds are issued within anywhere from one week to one month, depending on how you filed your tax return — by net file, efile or paper. Eighty-six per cent of Canadians now file their returns electronically. One of the most common misconceptions about tax refunds is that they’re a good thing. In fact,
getting a refund means you paid too much tax during the year and essentially were lending the tax man your money. “Many Canadians think of a tax refund as a bonus, even though it’s your money to begin with,” said Cynthia Caskey, vice-president, sales manager and portfolio manager with TD Wealth Private Investment Advice.
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REFUND: Can be tempting Getting a lump sum refund can be a temptation to splurge on luxuries that you might not otherwise consider. “It can be tempting to splurge on luxury items, but many Canadians need to balance paying debt, saving for a child’s education and for retirement,” said Caskey. “It’s important to consider these needs when deciding how best to spend your refund.” A recent study by BMO Nesbitt Burns found that 37 per cent of Canadians intend to use their refunds to pay household bills, credit card balances, mortgages and other debt. Twenty per cent plan to save or invest it in a registered retirement savings plan (RRSP), registered education savings plan (RESP) or a tax free savings account (TFSA); 10 per cent plan to spend it on travel, leisure or luxury goods, and seven per cent plan to use it for home renovations. “It’s encouraging to see so many Canadians invest their tax refund money or use it to lower their debt load,” said John Waters, vice-president and head of tax and estate planning, Wealth Planning Group with BMO Nesbitt Burns. “While it may be tempting to spend the money on a trip or a flat-screen TV, paying off debt or investing for the future will be more beneficial in the long term.” Paying down high-interest debt, like balances on your credit card, should be a top priority. Consider making a lump-sum payment, especially if the interest on the debt is not tax-deductible. You also can use your refund to create a savings plan. “A contribution to a TFSA can be part of your retirement savings strategy, and interest earned and investment income is not taxed,” said Caskey. “Because you can withdraw the funds at any time it is a great option for use as an emergency fund. A good rule of thumb is to have at least six months of living expenses set aside for contingencies.” Of course, the best strategy is to structure your financial affairs so you don’t pay any taxes, if possible. Take a year-round approach to tax savings. Review your asset allocation to ensure your investments are allocated to maximize tax efficiency and consider making regular contributions throughout the year to your retirement savings plan (RSP) instead of making one lump-sum contribution, to take advantage of compound interest. Invest efficiently outside of your RSP and TFSA. Determine an appropriate asset mix and consider investment solutions based on their tax efficiency. Working Canadians also should get to know the kind of pension plan their employers offer and keep up their savings in their plans. A lot of people may not be aware that they can make contributions to their RRSP and carry them forward to a time when they are making a higher salary and are in a higher tax bracket, thereby getting a higher tax deduction. This strategy is particularly good for people early in their careers, the self-employed, women on maternity leave and people who are going through some lean years. “It’s important to make tax-smart investment decisions appropriate to your circumstances,” said Caskey. “You should carefully examine your 2012 return, income and investments and start planning now for the future. A little planning can go a long way, not just for next year but for years to come.” 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.
3-D: Uses grow Their uses range from medical research to weapons development. In addition, the Obama administration has launched a $30 million pilot program that includes researching how to use 3-D printing to build weapons parts. NASA is also wading into this arena, spending $500,000 in the past two years on 3-D printing. Its Lunar Science Institute has published descriptions of how it is exploring the possibility of using the printers to build everything from spacecraft parts while in orbit to a lunar base. While the U.S. is pursuing the military advantages of 3-D printing, it’s also dealing with the potential dangers of the technology. On May 9, the State Department ordered a group to take down online blueprints for a 3-D printable handgun, and federal lawmakers and some state legislatures are contemplating proposals to restrict future posting of weapons plans. Since 2007, when these printers first entered the mainstream marketplace, sales have grown by 7.2 per cent each year, according to IBIS World, a company that tracks the industry. Sales are projected to jump from about $1.7 billion in 2011 to $3.7 billion in 2015.
Payroll rebate program creates thousands of jobs HALF OF TARGETS REACHED BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX — A payroll rebate program intended to create up to 12,000 jobs in Nova Scotia has generated about half that figure, a provincial Crown agency says. Nova Scotia Business Inc. had hoped to hit that job growth target by offering payroll rebates to companies as an incentive to hire. But the business development agency says the rebate program only helped create about 6,000 jobs after companies started receiving the money between 2002 until 2007, the first five years it was in place. Payroll rebates were offered to 50 companies in the hopes of creating jobs, usually over a three- to five-year time frame. Of the $142 million in rebates offered, about $53 million was spent, Nova Scotia Business Inc. says. Nova Scotia Business Inc. provided its figures to The Canadian Press last week after the news agency requested an interview based on records it obtained through freedom of information legislation that showed 5,500 jobs were generated. Despite falling short of its job targets, the rebate program has
the number is that low.” He agreed, however, that attracting the likes of BlackBerry would be the envy of many other cities in Atlantic Canada. Thirteen companies that created jobs after receiving payroll rebates are now closed or don’t operate in the province, The Canadian Press was able to determine through interviews with Nova Scotia Business Inc. and officials with some of those firms. Call centres set up by Teletech Inc. in Amherst, N.S., and Halifax had created 704 jobs, but the Amherst centre has since closed. MacAskill said he is unaware of the status of the Halifax operation. “I’ve heard sometimes they are employed here, and sometimes they’re not,” he said. Calls to the firm’s Colorado spokesman were not returned. There were also 14 instances where companies that were offered the payroll rebates never accepted them or didn’t create enough jobs to qualify. All but three firms that signed payroll rebate agreements have completed their contracts. The rebates were typically promoted with some degree of fanfare, with premiers, cabinet ministers and Nova Scotia Business Inc. predicting millions of dollars in potential wages that would generate income tax revenue for the province.
Traders look to slew of economic data, wonder if Fed set to cut back on stimulus THE CANADIAN PRESS Traders will be looking at a slew of top-drawer economic data this week from two standpoints: how the U.S. economic recovery is coming along and whether conditions warrant an easing of stimulus measures by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Traders will see the latest reading on the health of the U.S. manufacturing and service sectors, the latest regional economic survey from the Fed and the May employment data for both the U.S. and Canada. The TSX and New York indexes lost ground last week as investors weighed the chances that the U.S. central bank will start to let up on its bond purchases. The Toronto market fell 23 points while the Dow industrials gave back 188 points or 1.22 per cent as cracks started to show up in a rally that has gone on practically non-stop since late last year. Under its third round of quantitative easing, or QE3, the Fed currently spends US$85 billion a month on Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities to keep interest rates low and encourage lending. Speculation started growing after Fed chair-
man Ben Bernanke said May 22 that the Fed may decide to taper its purchase program within its next few policy meetings if the U.S. economy gains steam. So, on the one hand investors are relieved that economic conditions are improving, but not happy that a more positive environment means an end to stimulus measures that have given U.S. equity markets huge gains this year, with the Dow industrials up a good 15 per cent year-todate. The TSX has risen only about 1.8 per cent. “There usually comes a time in a cycle when good economic news no longer is good news, or necessarily good news, for equities,” said Doug Porter, chief economist at BMO Capital Markets. “I personally don’t believe we are at that point yet. But the day will come and . . . it’s important to remember that the only question about the Fed ending QE is when, not if. There will
definitely be a day when they end it. “ It’s just a matter of whether it’s nine weeks from now or nine months or nine years. We are sort of in the nine-month camp.” The week kicks off with the Institute for Supply Management’s read on the manufacturing sector. There have been worries that the index could slip below the 50-mark, signalling a contraction, but traders were encouraged Friday as an important regional reading on manufacturing blew past expectations. The Chicago Purchasing Managers Index for May came in at 58.7, higher than the 49.9 reading that had been expected and a big improvement from the 3.5-year low of 49 posted in April. Any reading above 50 indicates expansion and economists have forecast the ISM index to come in at 50.5. The Fed’s regional economic survey, the so-
called Beige Book, will be released Wednesday afternoon. “I think what the market will be watching for is any sign that the Fed is on the ground getting more upbeat about the economic outlook,” said Porter, “and they will just be watching for signs from the field that conditions are improving across the board and I suspect that the beige book could send that message.” Expectations are muted for the employment data. The U.S. economy has been unable to crank out a steady addition of at least 200,000 jobs a month and the consensus estimate for May is 165,000. But Porter said the total isn’t telling the whole story, because of government spending cuts. He says the public sector typically adds 10,000 or 20,000 jobs a month but, instead, there have been losses of that magnitude.
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been successful in luring private investment to the province, said Peter MacAskill, vice-president of Nova Scotia Business Inc. “Other jurisdictions are offering much larger incentives to attract international investment,” he said in an email. “The payroll rebate tool gets NSBI in the door and at the table to sell Nova Scotia’s value proposition in a globally competitive environment.” MacAskill said BlackBerry (TSX:BB) is one example where a large international company was attracted to Nova Scotia, in part through payroll rebates. A spokeswoman for the wireless device maker said the company has about 400 employees in the Halifax area. MacAskill also cited financial services firm Validus Holdings Ltd., previously Flagstone Re-insurance, as an example of a company that surpassed expectations after receiving payroll rebates. It created 55 jobs with an average annual salary of $98,510, exceeding salary targets, he said. Donald Savoie, a professor of public administration at the University of Moncton, said the global recession should be considered when assessing the success of the rebate program. Still, the results could have been better, Savoie said. “Fifty per cent? I would have thought the number would be higher,” he said. “I’m surprised
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Jolie happy to see discussion of women’s health expanded FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE SINCE MASTECTOMY NEWS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie stepped out together Sunday at the premiere of zombie thriller World War Z — Jolie’s first public appearance since announcing last month that she had undergone a double mastectomy. The couple walked a black, rather than red, carpet at the world premiere Sunday of the bigbudget film, which stars Pitt as a United Nations employee battling to save the world from a zombie apocalypse. The pair wore complementary black outfits as they signed autographs for fans in Leicester Square. Jolie told reporters she felt great, and had “been very happy to see the discussion of women’s health expanded” by her announcement. Jolie revealed last month in an op-ed piece for The New York Times that she had had her breasts removed after discovering she has an inherited genetic mutation that puts her at high risk of breast and ovarian cancer. Jolie’s mother Marcheline Bertrand died from ovarian cancer at 56, and the actress’ aunt died of breast cancer last month. The 37-year-old actress revealed that, beginning in February, she underwent three surgeries — which she succeeded in keeping secret from the public — in which her breasts were removed, and later replaced by implants. She said the procedure had reduced her chance of developing breast cancer from 87 per cent to under 5 per cent. Pitt said Jolie’s mastectomy
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the World Premiere of World War Z at a central London cinema, Sunday. and subsequent revelation had been “a very moving experience” for the couple, who have six children. “What it means to others has really surprised me,” he told the BBC. “The beautiful thing is that
for us, life will go on. ... It certainly brought our family tighter together.” Rock band Muse is performing an outdoor concert Sunday for the premiere of the shot-in-Britain film which producers hope will be a summer blockbuster.
The Rock the Change benefit concert at Bower Ponds Saturday was declared a “fantastic” success. The rain held off and more than 300 people came to hear music by six local bands performing on the outdoor stage. Fans donated money towards Red Deer’s Suicide Information and Education Centre, adding to the $5,000 organizers had previously collected from sponsors including Sobey’s, Red Deer Minor Hockey and others. “It was absolutely fan-
tastic,” said Jennifer Allbon, who had organized the event with Stacie Moore. Both 20-year-old Red Deer women were disturbed that six high school students had killed themselves in Red Deer since last fall. Hip-hop/pop group Ruined Escape Plan, country crooner Amy Lou, folk-rapper Eric Ellsworth, country rocker Garrett Olson, singer/ songwriter RJ Willms, and hip hop cover artist Thomas Hutlet performed. T-shirts and other merchandise was available for sale.
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Cast members of “All in the Family,” from left, Carroll O’Connor, Jean Stapleton, and Sally Struthers pose with their Emmys backstage at the 24th annual Emmy Awards in Hollywood, Ca., May 14, 1972. “in most situations she says the truth and pricks Archie’s inflated ego,” Stapleton added. “She was unforgettable in that role,” Bette Midler posted on her Twitter account Saturday. Roseanne Barr lauded Stapleton in a tweet as a “great actor whose range
was unbelievable, deep and majestic.” The stage-trained actress was little known to the public before All In the Family, the top-rated CBS sitcom that also starred Sally Struthers as the couple’s daughter and Rob Reiner as their liberal son-in-law Mike, aka Meathead.
LONDON — Rock icon Lou Reed is recovering after a life-saving liver transplant in the U.S., according to an interview with his wife published Saturday in a British newspaper. Laurie Anderson told the Times of London that Reed “was dying” before the operation several weeks ago at Ohio’s Cleveland Clinic. She said 71-year-old Reed isn’t back to full strength, but “he’s already working and doing t’ai chi. “I don’t think he’ll every totally recover from this, but he’ll certainly be back to doing (things) in a few months,” she said. “I’m very happy. It’s a new life for him.” Anderson, a musician and performance artist, praised the Cleveland File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS facility — one of the leading transplant centres in the U.S. — and said hospi- Lou Reed performs at the 2009 tals in the couple’s hometown of New Lollapalooza music festival, in Chicago. York were “dysfunctional.” Reed, who has spoken of his past alcohol and drug use, co-founded influ- didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. ential 1960s group The Velvet Underground, whose songs included the addiction-themed Heroin and I’m Waiting ROGERS 30M WIRELESS for the Man. Solo works include TELECOMMUNICATIONS MONOPOLE TOWER Walk on the Wild Side and Perfect Day. • Monopole Style, 30m Telecommunications Facility Reed had earlier can• Location: 5505 Broadway Ave. Blackfalds, Alberta celled a series of dates (The proposed site is a relocation of the existing tower at planned for April. 4901 Broadway Ave. Blackfalds, Alberta) His management
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LOS ANGELES — Jean Stapleton’s Edith Bunker was such a dithery charmer that we had to love her. And because she loved her bombastic husband Archie, we made room for him and TV’s daring All in the Family. It took an actress as smart and deft as Stapleton to create the character that Archie called “dingbat,” giving a tender core to a sitcom that tested viewers with its bigoted American family man and blunt take on social issues. Stapleton, 90, who died Friday of natural causes at her New York City home, was the sweet, trusting counterpoint to Carroll O’Connor’s irascible Archie on the 1970s groundbreaking show from producers Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin. “No one gave more profound ‘How to be a Human Being’ lessons than Jean Stapleton,” Lear said Saturday. While Edith faced problems, including a breast cancer scare, with strength, it was the demanding Archie who presented her greatest challenge. Stapleton made her much more than a doormat, but the actress was concerned about what the character might convey. Edith’s flighty manner, cheerfully highpitched voice and family loyalty enchanted viewers, while Stapleton viewed her as oppressed and, she hoped, removed from reality. “What Edith represents is the housewife who is still in bondage to the male figure, very submissive and restricted to the home. She is very naive, and she kind of thinks through a mist, and she lacks the education to expand her world. I would hope that most housewives are not like that,” Stapleton told the New York Times in 1972. Her character regularly obeyed her husband’s demand to “stifle yourself.” But Edith was honest and compassionate, and
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Getting right into the action City of Red Deer Community Peace Officer Rachel Lunn jumps rope as Mountview Elementary School student Haley Weninger spins the rope outside the Kinex Arena on Thursday. About 500 of Red Deer and area school safety patrollers joined the AMA, RCMP, City of Red Deer, Red Deer County, Alberta Health Services and Safe Communities of Central Alberta for the 7th annual AMA School Safety Patrol Appreciation BBQ on Thursday. After a swim at the Recreation Centre the students were treated to lunch in the park.
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COUPER Viola Alberta Sept. 08, 1924 - May 30, 2013 Viola Couper passed away on May 30, 2013 at the age of 88 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: son, Dan Couper (Debbie) and his daughter Raylene (Barry) Paulson and her children, Jordan, Danielle and Jessica; daughter, Debbie Eckenswiller and her children, Rodney Chapman and his daughter, Desireé and Christina Eckenswiller and her children, Mary-Jane Prefontaine, Phoenix Kinden and Sarah-May Kinden; daughter, Helen McIntyre and her children Dennis McIntyre and Donna McIntyre ( Tr o y ) a n d h e r c h i l d r e n , Darion Hackman and Toryn Hackman; son, Greg Couper (Barb) and his son Sean (Brittany) Hodgins. Viola also leaves to mourn her sisters, Agnes Wedlund and Beulah Lind; sister-in-law, Ada Potter; very good friends, Natalie MacIntosh and Max and Oce Jones; special friend, Ted Wagar; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 04, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Extendicare Michener Hill, 12 Michener Boulevard, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations i n Vi o l a ’ s h o n o r m a y b e made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Suite 202, 5913 - 50 Avenue, Red Deer, AB T4N 4C4. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.reddeerfuneralhome.com Arrangements entrusted to RED DEER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORIUM 6150 - 67 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-3319.
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Shauna Marie Mercier Apr. 30, 1970 - June 2, 2011 Though her smile is gone forever and her hand we cannot touch, we still have so many memories of the one we loved so much. Her memory is our keepsake with which we’ll never part, God has her in His keeping, we have her in our heart. Sadly missed but never forgotten. Lovingly remembered by her family.
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AN OIL COMPANY is seeking a contract operator with a minimum of 3 -5 years related oilfield experience for its operations in the Rocky Mountain House area. Successful candidate can expect an 8 hour/day shift on a 10 & 4 rotation. Applicants must possess all required tickets to operate and must supply truck, cell phone, cell phone booster, standard tools, 4 head monitor, complete set of PPE and computer. Interested applicants must please e-mail resume, references and current safety training certificates to: firstname.lastname@example.org CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
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LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Testers. Positions available immediately. Day/Night Supervisors & Assistants. MUST HAVE valid H2S and First Aid. Competitive wages and health benefits. Email resumes and tickets to: welltesting365@gmail. com
is looking for journeyman picker operator.Top wages/ benefits. Safety tickets req’d. Fax or drop off resume 403-346-6128 No phone calls.
LOCAL SERVICE CO. REQ’S EXP. VACUUM TRUCK OPERATOR Must have Class 3 licence w/air & all oilfield tickets. Fax resume w/drivers abstract to 403-886-4475
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A position for an RN, LPN or RDA is avail. for one day a week ( Wed.). We offer a friendly working environment and staff. Please bring your resume to 215-5201-43rd St. Red Deer or fax to 403 341-3599 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
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LOST: Beige Alaska Jacket, possibly left at Tim Horton’s. REWARD. 403-343-7712
FOUND - white, curlyhaired dog in the Rosedale area. Male, no tattoo or collar. Looks to be Bichon Frise. Contact 403-986-3598, leave message please. FOUND Saturday morning at the Oxbow dog park: Pierced Earring. Phone to identify: 403-343-6257 leave message.
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SENIOR LADY LOOKING for handyman with car. Reply to Box 1044, c/o R. D. Advocate, 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9
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We are looking for a caring professionals who are leaders and want to work in Supportive Housing. Wages: Based on qualifications and years of experience. Submit resumes: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you have…. Minimum 5 Years with Class 1 Low Bed Experience hauling Cats, Excavators, and Side Booms Clean Abstract Winch Tractor Experience Off Road Oilfield Experience
If you Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: email@example.com Or fax to 780-865-5829 Please Quote Job # 1210 on Resume “Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while providing quality energy construction solutions” TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
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Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Team. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969.
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Alstar Oilfield is looking for a highly motivated individuals to join our Team in both Hinton and Fox Creek. Alstar has been serving the oil and gas construction industry since 1969. If you have a Desire to be Part of a Growing Company Please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please Quote Job # 1209 on Resume For detailed job description Please email email@example.com Or visit our Career Section at: www.alstaroilfield.com
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We’ll do it all... Call E.J. Construction Jim 403-358-8197 or Ron 403-318-3804 DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 MAMMA MIA !! Soffit, Fascia & Eaves. 403-391-2169 SIDING, Soffit, Fascia and custom cladding. Call Dean @ 403-302-9210.
ASIAN MZ. REIKO 587-377-1298 Avail. days
PAINTING BY DAVE VII MASSAGE Interior, Exterior, New Feeling over Construction. Comm/Indust. EDEN whelmed? 2 Journeyman w/over 50 587-877-7399 10am-midnight yrs exp. %15 discount for Hard work day? seniors. Free estimates. Pampering at its EROTICAS PLAYMATES work guaranteed. We Girls of all ages 598-3049 best. #7 7464 Gaetz Allcarry WCB & Liability www.eroticasplaymates.net Ave. www. Insurance. 403-307-4798 viimassage.biz CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY Seniors’ In/Out Calls to IN CLASSIFIEDS Hotels. 403-986-6686 Services LEXUS 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car
GREYSTONE Handyman Services. Reasonable rates. Ron, 403-396-6089
ASIAN Executive Touch Exclusive for men. Open 9 am - 6 pm. Mon. - Fri. 5003-50 St. 403-348-5650
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“Committed to enriching the lives of our workforce, while MASSAGE ABOVE ALL providing quality energy WALK-INS WELCOME GUTTERS CLEANED & construction solutions” REPAIRED. 403-391-2169 4709 Gaetz Ave. 346-1161
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ATT’N: SENIORS Are you looking for help on small jobs, around the house such as yard landscaping, bathroom fixtures, painting or flooring Call James 403-341-0617 SENIORS need a HELPING HAND? Cleaning, cooking companionship - in home or in facility. Call 403-346-7777 or visit helpinghands.com for info.
Yard Care IRONMAN Scrap Metal Recovery is picking up scrap again! Farm machinery, vehicles and industrial. Serving central Alberta. 403-318-4346
Moving & Storage
BOXES? MOVING? SUPPLIES? 403-986-1315
BEYOND THE HEDGE. Weekly/Bi-weekly & holiday mows still avail. Call 403-596-6856 LAWN/HEDGE Trimming Services. Call Paul, local Red Deer # 587-679-0917 ROTOTILLING, power raking, aerating & grass cutting. Reasonable rates. 403-341-4745
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A&W GASOLINE ALLEY BOTH LOCATIONS Now accepting applications for F/T & P/T Cooks & Cashiers & for F/T Supervisors. Please apply in person to either Gasoline Alley Location or email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org CALKINS CONSULTING o/a Tim Hortons FOOD SERVICE SUPERVIISORS $13/hr. 4 positions. Apply at 6620 Orr Drive. Red Deer Fax: 403-782-9685 Call 403-341-3561 or apply in person DRAGON City req’s P/T or F/T Servers. Please apply in person to Sam. JOSE JOSE LATIN RESTAURANT IS HIRING!! Looking for a WAITRESS/WAITER Please drop off your resume at #9 7110-50 Ave or call 403-986-5673 POST-TIME LOUNGE is now accepting resumes for Bartender/Waitress Apply w/resume 3731 50 TH AVE. No phone calls please.
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Carpenters & Labourers for work in Red Deer
Landcore Technologies Inc. is a leading provider of Rathole and Pile Driving services throughout Western Canada. We are currently seeking a full-time Journeyman or 3rd/4th Year Heavy Duty Mechanic for our Ponoka location. We offer competitive wages with an excellent benefits plan. Duties will include, but are not limited to: - Heavy Truck and Trailer maintenance and repair - Light Duty Pick-up maintenance and repair - CVIP inspection -Heavy off-road equipment maintenance and repair Candidates should own their own tools, class 5 drivers license, Heavy Duty Trade Certification. Experience in welding and fabrication an asset (but not necessary). Successful candidates should excel in oral communication skills, problem solving, and working with others. To apply, either email resumes to info@ landcore.ca or fax to 403 783 2011
Apply at: Email: careers@ clarkbuilders.com Fax: 1-888-403-3051 www.clarkbuilders.com
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JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Fax resume to 403-227-5701 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org LARGE roofing company in Red Deer is looking for person with approx 20 yrs experience in the residential shingling & exterior industry. Has abilities to detect deficiencies & correct leaks, perform preventative maintenance & warranty work. Email resume to nickerson_shawn@ hotmail.com or fax to 403-346-7556 NEEDED F/T Service Person for after sales service and set up of manufactured and modular home. Must have exp. in roofing, siding, flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and health plan avail. Apply to James at M & K Homes, 403-346-6116
Apply at: Email: careers@ clarkbuilders.com Fax: 1-888-403-3051 www.clarkbuilders.com
BOOTS Transport Ltd. has openings for Class 1 drivers to run the 4 Western Provinces. Min. 2 years driving experience required. Wage between 40-70K per year. Fax resume to Calgary 403-238-5811 or call 403-238-5755.
REQUIRES P/T DELIVERY DRIVER to work 2 days per week within the city. Please apply at 6722 50th Ave or fax 403-309-0354 or email: email@example.com REQUIRE EXPERIENCED STONE MASON to start immed. Also seeking experienced LABOURER. Must have valid drivers license & own transportation. Contact 403-358-6243
SIDING INSTALLER with or without trailer & tools. F.T. year round work, must have truck and 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 per sq.ft. 403-358-8580 WATER WELL DRILLING COMPANY IN BENTLEY REQ’S EXPERIENCED
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3rd or 4th yr. Must have Residential experience. Fax resume to 403-347-5745 EXP’D SIDER, must have truck and tools. We pay compensation & top dollar. Call 403-347-2522 EXPERIENCED repair person req’d for local truck company. Work involves all aspects of heavy truck and trailer repair and dismanteling. Must be physically fit. HD Mechanic or equivelant experience We offer competitive wages, benefits weekends off. Fax resume to 1-855-784-2330 or call FILLED! F/T SATELLITE INSTALLERS - Good hours, home every night, $4000-$6000/mo. Contractor must have truck or van. Tools, supplies & ladders required. Training provided, no experience needed. Apply to: firstname.lastname@example.org FOUNDATION COMPANY in Red Deer is currently seeking Experienced Foundation Form Workers. Please fax resume to 403-346-5867 INDUSTRIAL painter required for a sandblasting & painting shop. Must pass drug/substance testing. Fax resume to 403-340-3800
WATER WELL DRILLERS HELPER
with class 3, air. All safety tickets required. Meal and Accommodation provided when out of town. Fax resume with drivers abstract: 403-748-3015
Western Masonry Structures
F/T bricklayers and Laborers. Must have own transportation. Fax resume to 403-340-0762 or email resume to email@example.com
CLASS 1 drivers req’d for flat deck work. Steady year round work. Benefits, exc. wages and safety bonuses. Successful candidates must be hard working, must know your load securement and love driving as you will be traveling throughout BC, AB, SK & MB. Please fax resumes and drivers abstract to 1-855-784-2330 DRIVER with clean Class 1 or Class.2. Bus driver or semi driver exp. preferred Must be availl eves. and wknds. Looking for both P/T & F/T Fax resume to 347-4999 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
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4C’S TRAILERS in Lacombe is HIRING! We are looking for a general labourer/trailer technician. Previous mechanical/trailer experience preferred, and ability to do heavy lifting. Benefits after 3 months, full time Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Starting wage is $14-$16/hr. Email resume to email@example.com or call 403-782-4879
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Netook Construction Ltd. is a heavy equipment contractor based in Olds, Alberta with an operating history of over 35 years. Netook Construction Ltd. is currently seeking a
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with several years’ experience in road construction. We are looking for an individual who has the ability to provide quality and service in a fast-paced environment, work independently, and can contribute to the success of Netook’s current and future goals. The qualifications and responsibilities for the position include: • 7 to 10 years’ experience in civil projects (municipal and highway construction). Require earthworks knowledge from start to finish. • Coordinate and organize equipment, personnel/crews, materials. Supervise crews of approximately 20 to 25 people. • Strong communication, interpersonal, time management and organization skills. • Promote a safe work environment, ensure safety of crews and compliance in areas of safety policy and procedures. A competitive compensation package including benefits is available.
ASSISTANT COACH needed for the PONOKA POOL SHARKS in Ponoka, Alberta
The Ponoka Pool Sharks Swim Club is looking for an Assistant Coach for the 2013-2014 Season. Swim club has approx. 35 swimmers. Training schedule runs Mon. to Thurs. 4 pm - 6 pm with optional morning workout, beginning in Sept. & ending with the provincial championships in April. Club attends approx. 10 swim meets during the season. QUALIFICATIONS Successful applicants should hold a minimum of Level 1 NCCP certification & a current clean criminal record check. The successful applicant should have the ability to work well independently & in a team environment. The competitive salary range for this position is based on the candidate’s experience & credentials. For more info., or to submit your cover letter & resume, please contact Scott by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org We will contact only those applicants invited for an interview. Closing Date for application is Friday June 14th, or until a suitable candidate is found.
820 KFC requires
Daytime, Evening, FT & PT Shifts Available
Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
Apply by: Fax: (403) 341-3820 or in person at Downtown KFC 4834-53 St., Red Deer
Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.
Please apply with resume with references to email@example.com or fax (403) 556-6231. No phone calls please. 303899F6
NO EXP. NECESSARY!! F.T. position available IMMEDIATELY in hog assembly yard in Red Deer. Starting wage $12/hr. Call Rich or Paul 403-346-6934
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
in DEER PARK AREA Dawson St. & 1 Block of Davison Dr. ALSO Dandell Close Davison Dr. & 2 blocks of Dowler St. ALSO Dunham Close ALSO Duncan Cres. ALSO 3 blocks of West Duston St. & Dale Close ALSO Densmore Cres. & East part of Donnelly Cres. LANCASTER East half of Lampard Cres. ALSO Landry Bend Lacey Close & Lenon Close area. ALSO Leonard Cres. & 1 Block of Lancaster Ave. ALSO Part of Lanterman Cres. ALSO Lamont Close Call Jamie 403-314-4306 info
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED To deliver the Morning Advocate. 6 days per week Vehicle needed DEERPARK Dowler & Douglas St. Area $605.00/mo Call Jamie 403-314-4306 For more information
CARRIERS NEEDED FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE AND EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
ANDERS AREA Anders St. Addinell Close/ Allan St. Abbott Close/ Allan St. Allan Close/Allan St. Allsop Cres. BOWER AREA Broughton/ Brooks Cres. Bettenson St./ Baines Cres. Brown Cl./Baird St Barrett Dr./Baird St LANCASTER AREA Lewis Close/ Law Close SUNNYBROOK AREA Springfield Ave. Savoy Cres./ Selkirk Blvd. Sherwood Cres. VANIER AREA Vanson Close/ Visser St. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 314-4300 Customer sales/service
Immediate openings, $16 base/appt., Conditions apply, no exp. nec., training given 403-755-6711 www.summeropenings.ca/ DISPATCHER req’d. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295
looking for laborers, in the Innisfail area. Salary is $14.75/hr. Fax resume to: 403-314-0676.
EARN EXTRA CASH!!! The Red Deer Advocate is looking for friendly and outgoing telephone sales people to join our team. Work 3-4 days per week 4:00 - 8 :00 p.m Great earning potential for the right person. If this is for you please drop off your resume at: The Red Deer Advocate 2950 Bremner Avenue Red Deer or email to: dsibbet@ reddeeradvocate.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED EQUIPMENT OPERATOR REQUIRED AT THE RED DEER COLLEGE Brookfield Johnson Controls provides workplace management services for real estate portfolios in Canada. Our team is over 1,400 people strong and growing, taking the newest technologies indoors to help plant the seeds of sustainable, green innovation. Our streamlined, specialized services delivered by our hand-picked team have made us the Canadian leader in our field.
For afternoon delivery once per week In the towns of: Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303
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Competitive Base Salary & Compensation Programs Work Life Balance Attractive Annual Incentive Program Flexible Benefits Package Rewarding RRSP & Savings Plans
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F/T sales and customer service associate, bilingual French/English an asset. Hourly wage plus benefits. email: email@example.com Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds
Fluid Experts Ltd.
Is seeking to hire Shop Hand for our Red Deer location. This position is a fulltime and is a salary based position with company benefits. Duties include maintain shop and inventories, loading of trucks with fluid products and blending of KCl products in shop. This is a 24 hr on call basis position when on duty. Ideal candidate will have a mechanical aptitude with a class 1 license with fluid hauling experience. Fax resume w/all tickets and current drivers abstract to: 403-346-3112 or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org GRAYSON EXCAVATING LTD. requires experienced foremen, pipelayers, equipment operators, Class 1 drivers, topmen and general labourers for installation of deep utilities (water and sewer). Fax resume to (403)782-6846 or e-mail to: info@ graysonexcavating.com
HERITAGE LANES BOWLING
Red Deer’s most modern 5 pin bowling center req’s F/T kitchen staff, servers and front counter staff. Must be avail. eves and wknds. Please send resume to: htglanes@ telus.net or apply in person HYDROPONIC PLANTERS 30 outer containers, culture pots, water indicators & clay pellets. $75 obo. 403-342-0878 IN SERVICE SHOP, exp’d with farm equipment and the ability to weld. Apply fax 403-341-5622
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Misc. for Sale
4 PLEX in Normandeau, 2 bdrm, 4 appls, water, sewer & garbage incld’d, fenced yard, no pets, $900 rent/s.d. 403-788-3980 or 403-357-4094 ACROSS from park, 2 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls. Rent $975/mo. d.d. $650. Avail. now or June 1. 403-304-5337
2 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $950 incl. sewer, water & COMPUTER Chair, $20; garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. Corner computer stand, July 1. 403-304-5337 $20; 403-986-2849 GOLF carry bag $25 obo; PARKVALE 2 bdrm. lower Action Spy books, 4 boxes level duplex, 4 appls. close to trails, N/S, no pets. $800 $60 obo 403-782-3847 + utils. 403-346-4297 NEW twin fitted and flat sheet set, pillowcase, cream, 80% cotton Suites $15 403-309-7787 VINYL FENCING material, CITY VIEW APTS. privacy & picket models, Clean, quiet, newly reno’d Discount pricing. Ltd. amt. adult building. Rent $850, in stock. 43-347-6455 S.D. $700. Avail. June 1. Near hospital. No pets Musical 403-340-1032 or 318-3679 Instruments LARGE, 1, 2 & 3 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only GUITAR, Black Segovia, n/s, no pets 403-346-7111 like new. $150. 403-343-0858
1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852
FREE Briarwood pool table by Brunswick 100” x 55”, GONE WORLD famous, 2 compartment, 4 man, RUBBER RAFT. Can attach motor to back. Used only once. $200. 403-343-0858
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stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990
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Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
MATCHING DELSOL 1xi 2.0 Bicycles, 20 & 22 in. frames, red and silver, 21 spd., light weight. New $750 ea. now $100 ea. 403-347-4896
15’ LAUREL LEAF WILLOW 6-8’ NORTHWEST POPLAR & BROOK POPLAR Beautiful trees. You dig. Please phone 403-302-1919 21” POULL Self Propelled Lawn Mower. $100. SOLD
Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
MATURE responsible female to share fully furnished owner occupied townhouse in Anders. $525 SD. $525 rent, all inclusive 403-963-1229
Rooms For Rent
CLEAN, quiet, responsible, Furn. $525. 403-346-7546 FURN. room, all utils. and cable incld, $425/mo. 403-506-3277 SMALL BDRM. Furnished. $450. 403-342-4604
CLASSIFICATIONS FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390
EXECUTIVE BUNGALOW ON ACREAGE IN RED DEER. 4 bdrms, 2 baths, rent $2000 + DD Avail. now. 403-346-5885
4 bright bdrms, 3 full baths, fenced yard, double garage. 5†appls. In-suite laundry. No pets. N/S. $2495 & UTIL, SD $2495. Avail NOW. Hearthstone 403-314-0099 or 403-396-9554
ALIX: 2 bdrm. 1 bath, 5 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, appls, shows like new. Poplar. Can deliver $1000 + utils. Avail. June 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 1, 403-341-9974 Semi loads of pine, spruce, tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / del. Lyle 403-783-2275
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, N/S. No pets. 403-596-2444
WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. 403-651-5912
LACOMBE new park, animal friendly. Your mobile or ours. 2 or 3 bdrm. Excellent 1st time home buyers. 403-588-8820 MOBILE HOME PAD, in Red Deer Close to Gaetz, 2 car park, Shaw cable incl. Mauricia 403-340-0225
3 BDRM, 3 bath home , nice deck, new paint & carpet, for over 40 couple with no Clothing pets at 7316-59 Ave. Rent $1500/Sec. $1500. MEN’S HONDO BRAND Ph: 403-341-4627 COWBOY BOOTS. 3 bdrm. house in Size 8.5 D. One brown pair Lacombe, 1 bath, fenced & one grey pair.†$25 a pair. yard, workshop, garden Call (403) 342-7908. shed, $1100/mo. SD same, utils. not incld. Equipment403-391-6512 Misc. 4 BDRM. 2 1/2 bath, 5 appls, garage $1695 mo. FORKLIFT, Komatsu, 403-782-7156 357-7465 single mast, gas engine. 8 LACEY CLOSE $2500. 403-347-6455
LOOKING FOR A P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE REP Appliances in a green drycleaning plant. APPLS. reconditioned lrg. Must be able to work some evenings until 7 p.m. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances & some Saturdays. 403-342-1042 Call Shannon 403-550-7440 TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
MAGNAVOX am/fm radio with cassette player $20 . ***SOLD*** SPEAKER w/Ipod hookup $30 obo; Ipod docking station stereo $30; X box with 6 games $60 obo; PS 2 w/6 games $60 obo 403-782-3847
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F/T Food Service Supervisor 1 position $13.00/hr. F/T Food counter attendants 3 positions $11/hr. 1105903 AB Ltd. o/a Eckville Gas & Snacks, 5008 - 48 St. Eckville, AB T0M 0X0 F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 1 position $14.88/hr. F/T Food Service Supervisor 1 position $13/hr. F/T Food counter attendant 2 positions $11.50/hr 1105903 AB LTD. o/a Alhambra corner Hwy.11 R R 54 AB TOM OCO F/T Retail Trade Supervisor 1 position $14.88hr. F/T food service supervisor, 2 positions $13/hr. F/T food counter attendants 4 positions $11.50/hr 1373883 AB Ltd. o/a Caroline Gas & Snacks. #1 4903 50 Ave. Caroline AB T0M 0M0 Please send resumes by e-mail, mail, fax or in person Fax: 403-746-3229 firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Box 506 Eckville T0M 0X0 until June 14, 2013
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Protesters stand behind barricades during the third day of nationwide anti-government protest near the Prime Minister’s office at Besiktas area in Istanbul, late Sunday. Protests in Istanbul and several other Turkish cities appear to have subsided, after days of fierce clashes following a police crackdown on a peaceful gathering. The demonstrations grew out of anger over a violent police crackdown of a peaceful environmental protest at Istanbul’s Taksim Square and spread to other Turkish cities.
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2001 DODGE Durango 4x4, $5000 o.b.o. 403-348-1634
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ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey’s prime minister on Sunday rejected claims that he is a “dictator,” dismissing protesters as an extremist fringe, even as thousands returned to the landmark Istanbul square that has become the site of the fiercest anti-government outburst in years. Over the past three days, protesters around the country have unleashed pent-up resentment against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who after 10 years in office many Turks see as an uncompromising figure with undue influence in every part of life. A huge, exuberant protest in Taksim Square subsided overnight, but an estimated 10,000 people again streamed into the area on Sunday, many waving flags, chanting “victory, victory, victory” and calling on Erdogan’s government to resign. About 7,000 people took part in protests in Ankara, the capital, that turned violent on Sunday, with demonstrators throwing fire bombs and police firing tear gas. Scores of protesters were detained. Some protesters have compared Erdogan to a sultan and denounced him as a dictator. Scrambling to show he was unbowed and appealing to a large base of conservative Turks who support him, Erdogan delivered two speeches on Sunday and appeared in a television interview. With Turkish media otherwise giving scant reports about the protests, many turned to social media outlets for information on the unrest. “There is now a menace which is called Twitter,” Erdogan said. “The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.” Under Erdogan’s leadership, Turkey has boosted economic growth and raised its international profile. But he has been a divisive figure at home, with his government recently passing legislation curbing the sale of alcohol and taking a strong stand against the Syrian regime that some believe has put security at risk. The demonstrations were ignited on Friday by a violent police crackdown on a peaceful sit-in to prevent the uprooting of trees at Taksim Square in Istanbul and have since spread around the country. The Turkish Doctors Association said the three days of demonstrations have left 1,000 people injured in Istanbul and 700 in Ankara. Sunday’s violence occurred in Ankara when the protesters tried to march toward Erdogan’s office from the city’s main square. A group of youths formed a barricade and hurled fire bombs or threw back gas canisters at police. An Associated Press reporter saw at least eight injured people being carried away, and
police appeared to directly target journalists with tear gas. The state-run Anadolu Agency said 200 demonstrators were detained. In Istanbul’s Taksim Square on Sunday, dozens of people climbed on the roof of a cultural centre that Erdogan says will be demolished and turned into an opera hall. A banner reading “Don’t yield” was hung from the building. “If they call someone who has served the people a ’dictator,’ I have nothing to say,” Erdogan said in an address to a group representing migrants from the Balkans. “My only concern has been to serve my country.” In another speech delivered an hour later, Erdogan said: “I am not the master of the people. Dictatorship does not run in my blood or in my character. I am the servant of the people.” Police and protesters also clashed violently on Friday and Saturday. Clouds of tear gas overwhelmed Istanbul’s normally touristy city centre. Interior Minister Muammer Guler said some 1,750 people had been detained since Tuesday, but most had since been released. Erdogan called the protests “ideological” and manipulated by an opposition “unable to beat (the government) at the ballot box.” He said 89 police vehicles, 42 private cars, four buses and 94 businesses were destroyed by the “vandalism” of the past two days. Alluding to his party’s strong base, Erdogan said he had the power to summon much larger numbers of his supporters at rallies. “Our supporters are calling and saying ’are we going to stay silent?’ but I am urging calm,” he said in an interview with Haberturk television. Erdogan reiterated that his government would not back away from plans to uproot trees at Taksim as part of his urban renovation plans for the area. In a statement that could cause more controversy, he also declared that a mosque would be built at Taksim. The mosque plans have long been contentious because it would further shrink the green spaces in Istanbul’s city centre. Some argue that there are already plenty of mosques around Taksim. “I am not going to seek the permission of the (the opposition) or a handful of looters,” Erdogan said. He also defended his government’s environmental record, saying it had planted two billion trees and built 160 parks since coming to office in 2002. In Berlin, meanwhile, about 500 people staged a peaceful solidarity protest outside the Turkish Embassy. “The people are finally standing up, speaking up and fighting for their rights,” said Hakan Tas, a deputy for the Left Party in Berlin’s local assembly, who took part in the protest.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Firefighting teams in California and New Mexico are battling early season wildfires that have blackened thousands of acres and threatened homes and building, spurring numerous evacuations. Residents of more than 1,000 homes were ordered to leave as erratic winds pushed a wildfire closer to two foothill communities, where officials said five structures, possibly homes, were destroyed Saturday. Meanwhile, an uncontained blaze near Santa Fe, N.M., had spread to nearly 10 square miles by Saturday night, making it apparently the largest of several wildfires burning in the West as it placed the city under a blanket of haze. The thick smoke also covered the Gallinas Canyon and Las Vegas, N.M. The fire in New Mexico’s Santa Fe National Forest is burning just 25 miles from the city, prompting the Red Cross to set up an emergency shelter at a nearby high school. Officials asked residents in about 140 homes, mainly sum-
mer residences, to evacuate as a crew of more than 400 battled the flames near the communities of Pecos and Tres Lagunas. Crews also cleared out campgrounds and closed trailheads in the area as they worked to prevent the fire from moving toward the capital city’s watershed and more populated areas. The state Department of Health warned residents in the Pecos, Santa Fe and Espanola areas to prepare for smoke and take precautions by avoiding prolonged or physical activity outdoors. “Potentially unhealthy conditions could occur in these communities overnight and into the early morning,” a statement released by health officials said. Another New Mexico blaze, the Thompson Ridge fire near Jemez Springs, grew to nearly two square miles by Saturday night, state forestry officials said. Between 40 and 50 homes in the area were evacuated as more than 200 crew members and a helicopter were fighting the blaze burning through pine forests and brush. Forecasters said some rain
was possible in both fire areas on Sunday as well as gusty winds. Elsewhere in the West, fire crews worked to beat several other fires, including one in California and another in southwest Colorado. North of Los Angeles, the wind shifted in several directions, fanning the fire in the Angeles National Forest to nearly 9 square miles, said U.S. Forest Service spokesman Nathan Judy. It marched downhill toward Lake Hughes and Lake Elizabeth, west of Lancaster, triggering the evacuation of nearly 1,000 homes, he said. “It’s burning very intensely,” he said. Matt Corelli, also of the Forest Service, told The Associated Press early Sunday that five structures had been destroyed. He said they could be homes but crews were waiting for daylight to make a positive determination. “That’s the only number we have confirmed right now,” he said. Corelli said daylight would also provide the Forest Service with a better idea about the size of the blaze.
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Online gambling spurs World Series of Poker boom BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS — The world’s richest series of card tournaments are beginning in Las Vegas amid the return of the websites that helped make them what they are today — a destination for everyone from the wealthiest gamblers to the everyday players who learned the game online. The World Series of Poker — a seven-week extravaganza featuring trash talking, catch-up session, and evershifting stacks of chips— is getting underway one month after the return to the U.S. of legal online poker. The Nevada-based site Ultimate Poker launched in April, and several companies, including the World Series itself, are expected to open rival sites in the coming weeks. Organizers hope the online rebirth will help restart the poker craze of the 2000s. Tens of thousands of poker fans from more than 100 countries still flock to Sin City each year to compete for millions of dollars in prize money and 62 World Series of Poker champion bracelets. More than 3,000 players are expected to enter Saturday’s opening weekend “millionaire maker” tournament at the Rio hotel and casino off the Strip. It’s one of five events that pay out at least a million dollars. For their $1,500 buy-in, players get chips worth $4,500 in game money.
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A poker player checks his cards during a hand of Texas Hold ‘em at the World Series of Poker, Friday, May 31, 2013, in Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of poker fans from more than 100 countries still flock to Sin City each year to compete for millions of dollars in prize money and 62 World Series of Poker champion bracelets. They can’t cash out. As in all the tournaments, to win anything back, they must leverage their skill, guts and luck to make the final 10 per cent of players. “Just like in school — to get an A you need 90 per cent,” spokesman Seth Palansky said.
The World Series started on Wednesday, with an event for casino employees, and has already seen appearances by the game’s top players, including 13-time gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, known as “the poker brat,” and nine-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey, sometimes called the Tiger
Woods of poker. On Thursday, Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps ushered in the parade of celebrities who show up at the Rio each year. First held in 1970, the event is a reunion of sorts for top players. At the table, players listen to music on headphones and don sunglasses. But outside of playing hours— which end at 3 a.m. this year— side games and hang out sessions abound. Seemingly every major poker variation is present, with buy-ins for the various events ranging from $500 to $111,111. Anyone 21 years or older can enter and admission to watch is free. The series culminates in July with the $10,000 buy-in no-limit Texas Hold ’em main event, then pauses before the final nine competitors meet in November. The final table will air live on ESPN. Last year’s winner, professional player Greg Merson of Maryland won $8.53 million after topping a field of 6,600 participants. He was 24. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s historic 2003 main event win. Moneymaker’s televised transformation from an amateur player to an international star was a watershed moment for the championship. The Nashville accountant managed to parlay a $40 entry fee in an Internet poker tournament into a $2.5 million prize and the game’s most prestigious title.
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As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 ½ years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child. “Was it worthwhile? Well, I’m thinking of doing it again, aren’t I?” she says. Everson and women like her are part of a shift in American society. An Associated Press-WE tv poll of people under 50 found that more than 2 in 5 unmarried women without children — or 42 per cent — would consider having a child on their own without a partner, including more than a third, or 37 per cent, who would consider adopting solo. The poll, which addressed a broad range of issues on America’s changing family structures, dovetails with a recent report by the U.S. Census Bureau that single motherhood is on the rise: It found that of 4.1 million women who’d given birth in 2011, 36 per cent were unmarried at the time of the survey, an increase from 31 per cent in 2005. And among mothers 20-24, the percentage was 62 per cent, or six in 10 mothers. The AP-WE tv poll also found that few Americans think the growing variety of family arrangements is bad for society. However, many have some qualms about single mothers, with some two-thirds — or 64 per cent — saying single women having children without a partner is a bad thing for society. More men — 68 per cent — felt that way, compared to 59 per cent of women. The survey found broad gender gaps in opinion on many issues related to how and when to have children. One example: At a time when the can-youhave-it-all debate rages for working mothers, women were more apt than men to say having children has negatively impacted their career. And this was true especially among mothers who waited until age 30 or older to have children. Fully 47 per cent of those mothers said having a child had a negative impact on their careers. Of women overall, 32 per cent of mothers reported a negative effect, compared with 10 per cent of men. For Everson, who lives in a suburb of Minneapolis and is now 44, being the only parent means daily
responsibilities that naturally suck up some of the time she used to spend on her career as a financial consultant. “To be honest about it, it’s hard to be a rock star” when parenting a baby, she says. But she sees it as more of a temporary career setback, and feels she’s already getting back on track with her toddler now over age 2. Soon, she says, “I’ll be getting back on my A-game.” For Joyce Chen, a hospital occupational therapist in San Francisco, it’s a question of what kind of career she wants to have. Chen, 41 and also a single mother, is happy to have work that she not only enjoys, but that she can balance easily with caring for her 10-year-old daughter. “I’ve been blessed,” she says. “I have a decent income. I don’t feel like I need to climb the ladder. I enjoy what I do, but I can leave it at the end of the day and not think about it.” Chen also credits a strong community of friends from church for helping make her family work. “That community has helped me raise my daughter,” she says. She hopes to get married one day if the right situation comes along. But Chen feels that a single mom can do just as good a job of raising a child as two parents can. Overall, the poll found decidedly mixed results on that question: Thirty per cent of respondents said yes, 27 per cent said no, and 43 per cent said “it depends.” At 26, Jacqueline Encinias is at a much less established point in her career. A married mother of a month-old baby in Albuquerque, N.M., she aims to go back to school to study accounting. For now, though, she says she’s “just looking for something to get me by.” Encinias says that she would probably not have made the choice to be a mother alone. “I wouldn’t want my child to grow up with just one parent,” she says. “If other people want to do it, it’s OK, but it’s not for me.” Support of a partner is crucial to her, she says. (Finding the right person to parent with was a key factor in the decision to have a child, the poll found, cited by both current parents and non-parents.) Shermeka Austin, a 23-year-old student in Warren, Mich., feels the same way. “That would not be a choice for me, being a single parent,” Austin says. She hopes to get married and have children one day, but first, she says, she wants to focus on her goal of
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1989 — Official opening of SkyDome, Toronto’s $500 million domed stadium; 50,000 baseball fans soaked by rain when retractable roof opens. 1987 — Brian Mulroney and the 10 provincial premiers initial the Meech Lake Accord constitutional deal after an allnight meeting in the Langevin Block; if ap-
proved by Parliament and all 10 provincial legislatures within three years, it will give Quebec special status within Canada and increase the powers of the provinces. 1972 — Mob of 2,000 fans fail to crash a Rolling Stones rock concert; 31 policemen injured before crowd dispersed. 1961 — Temperatures soar above 32 degrees to start 10 day Prairie heat wave. 1955 — CP Airlines starts first Vancouver-Amsterdam service over North Pole.
TODAY IN HISTORY June 3
SUDOKU Complete the grid so that every row, every column and 3x3 box contains every digit from 1 through 9. SHERMAN‛S LAGOON
D6 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, June 3, 2013
Central Alberta Co-op Food Markets
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YOUR TOTAL SHOPPING BILL
After receiving your 10% off, Enter to Win your full Grocery Purchase! (som e restrictions apply)
(Excluding taxes, tobacco, ﬂuid milk, lottery, gift cards and prescription tio on drugss
WINNERS MAY Plaza Jayme Markus $ 25.40 DARLENE TANNER PLAZA MEAT MANAGER
Innisfail Ann Moore $ 16.13
DAVE PEARSON DEER PARK MEAT MANAGER
10% TUESDAY Deer Park Dahl Voros $ 133.41
WAYNE POLITSKY INNISFAIL MEAT MANAGER
Lacombe Robert McClelland $ 147.48 TRACEY TIMMS
Spruce View Dean Price $ 31.26
SPRUCE VIEW MEAT CLERK
RON PATON PATO LACOMBE MANAGER MEAT MANA
Deer Park Centre 30 Ave. & Dunlop St., Red Deer Open Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
to all our customers for their part in helping out! The proceeds from the Coin Boxes were donated back to the MS Society and The Heart & Stroke Foundation.
Spruce View Co-op Food Market
Main Street Daily 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday & Friday 9 a.m.- 8p.m.
Lacombe Centre Co-op Market Place 5842 Hwy. 2A, Lacombe Open Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m
Innisfail Co-op Food Market
4303 - 50 Street, Innisfail Daily 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
5118 - 47 Ave., Red Deer Open Monday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
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This Localize program makes it easy for you to shop for local and regional products at participating Central Alberta Co-op Food Stores.