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Drag queen Farrah Moan points to the crowd during a performance at The Vat on Saturday night as part of Central Alberta Pride festivities held over the weekend. Performing with Farrah Moan are Ruby Hymen (left) and Empress Argintine Haley-Dior.
CENTRAL ALBERTA PRIDE CELEBRATION HAD VERY POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM COMMUNITY BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF On a dry, sunny weekend in Red Deer, the rainbow came out in a big way. Downtown, on the river, in the park, at the bar, and in church the rainbow flag was out over the weekend, accompanied by those revelling in the first formal Pride celebration for Central Alberta. “People were ready for it. We just had to make it happen,” said Jessica C. Quick. Central Alberta Pride got underway Friday with a proclamation signing with Mayor Morris Flewwelling and special events downtown. On Saturday, 16 people took to the Red Deer River, heading from Fort Normandeau to the McKenzie Trails area on a ‘Fruit Float.’ That evening, local comedy duo The Dirrty Show, with help from Calgary-based drag king and queen troupes, put on a raucously fun sold-out show at The Vat. A multi-faith service at Cronquist House followed on Sunday morning, and a family barbecue
wrapped up the event in the afternoon. For something that was organized in three months, it was a smashing success, said Jeff Prior, who was part of the organizing committee. “We’ve had a great response from the community, especially as this was the first planned whole weekend event we didn’t know what to expect, and it’s turned out very very positive. The turnout has been wonderful.” While the event helped to bring the local gay community together, many straight families came out in support and there was a diversity in the ages of those who came out. While Central Alberta Pride members did march in the Westerner Days parade, Prior said there was not enough time this year to organize one of their own. But with the positive community response seen this year, he said 2014 can be much bigger. “That (the community response) gave us confidence. With the success of this weekend, certainly next year we plan to have a parade and to make it a full-week event as opposed to just a weekend,” explained Prior.
To begin the work moving forward and to establish a more permanent presence, the group is going to officially register as a society, and will hold an Annual General Meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cronquist House. A collection taken up at Sunday’s multi-faith service garnered $325 which will go towards Camp fYrefly, an Edmonton-based camp for LGBTQ youth. It is a camp Quick went to this summer where, despite her “heart of ice,” she ended up crying on the last day. “It really made a difference in a lot of people’s lives, I think,” she said. “They can go back to their families, go back to their friends and say ‘I’m proud of who I am and I’m ok with it.’” At the camp, there were a number of workshops, from one on human rights to one teaching how to ‘do drag.’ The camp was started in 2004 by two educators at the University of Alberta and now operates near Calgary and in Saskatchewan as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
Program gets women to reach for the clouds BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Sara and Amy Vellieux got in some “serious training” by way of the Calaway Park roller coaster before they eschewed sleeping in to make the drive up from Calgary to the Innisfail Airport on Saturday for a different kind of flying through the air. The trip to Innisfail did not merely take the girls 200 feet up in the air as Sara first guessed though. Rather, the girls each had their turn looking down on Central Alberta from 2,000 feet up in the cockpit of a glider plane. “I looked in amazement at the world below,” explained a smiling Sara, 11, once back on the ground. “Being up there just gives you an entirely new aspect of life.” Though it was their first time soaring, the adventure had an instant impact on both girls. When asked if they would like to spend their whole lives flying if they could, the ‘Yes!’es were as emphatic as they were quick. Good thing too, because getting girls gung-ho about the sport of gliding and
flying in general was the goal at the airport on Saturday, where the second annual Chics Take Flight event was held. Flights in the Central Alberta Gliding Club’s glider planes were offered to all comers, with a special emphasis on getting females interested in flying. Valerie Deschamps first strapped into the cockpit of a glider five years ago because she wanted to spend more time with her husband, whose own interest in glider planes meant he was spending most of his weekends for six months of the year at the airport. It was a three-and-a-half hour flight in a two-seat training glider 18,500 feet up over the Rocky Mountains with clouds forming right around the aircraft that gave her the gliding bug, a bug that has taken her to the presidency of the Central Alberta Gliding Club. Gliding, or soaring, is done in aircraft designed to fly without an engine. The planes get in the air by winching or by being towed by an engined craft, and then pilots use their skill to study the clouds and find rising columns of air which can enable them to stay aloft for hours.
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Brothers killed by python touched lives BY THE CANADIAN PRESS CAMPBELLTON, N.B. — Two brothers who were tragically killed by a python while they slept at a friend’s home during a sleepover were remembered Saturday for how they touched others during their short lives. Hundreds attended the funeral service for four-year-old Noah Barthe and his six-year-old brother Connor at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in Campbellton, N.B., where the boys were remembered for their love of video games, playing outdoors and the differences in their personalities. Family friends Melissa Ellis and Nadine Poirier eulogized the boys together, recalling Connor’s bear hugs and how Noah told his preschool teacher he wanted to be a basketball player when he grew up. “Were they taken from us too soon? Absolutely. But how much time would have been enough?” asked Ellis. “If people all over the world are feeling even a fraction of what we felt over the almost seven years of knowing the boys — inspired, lucky, blessed, hopeful — then our hearts are full. The boys are continuing to change people, help people and heal people’s hearts, including ours.” In front of the altar was a photo of the two boys, their heads leaning against each other with broad smiles on their faces. A single light blue casket was carried into the church, which holds about 1,200 people and was almost full to capacity. Campbellton deputy mayor Ian Comeau said the family decided to bury the boys together. Poirier described how Connor was protective of his little brother, often letting him go first and watching out for him.
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Father Maurice Frenette conducts mass at the funeral for Noah and Connor Barthe at St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church in Campbellton, N.B. on Saturday. The two young boys were killed by a python while they slept in an apartment above an exotic pet store earlier in the week. “He saw only the good in people and even if he was having a rough day, he’d tell you he had a good one,” she said. Noah was known for helping other children at his preschool. “If you ask anyone at daycare who their best friend was, Noah was the answer,” said Poirier. “He never did anything halfway. When he did something, he did it to perfection.” Ellis said Connor was loud and Noah was quiet. “Yet together you saw how special
their bond was, and each of them needed to be near each other,” she said. Rev. Maurice Frenette told the boys’ parents, Mandy Trecartin and Andrew Barthe, that their lives have been changed forever in ways no one else can imagine. “We all try to understand the best we can, but you know, no one here can feel what you feel. But I am sure that everyone here feels for you, for what you are going through,” he said. Questions still surround the circumstances of the deaths, but before the
service Frenette said the funeral was a time to help the family. “We’re not here today to make any judgment or to try to find an answer to the inquiry, but we are here to take a pause and to be with the family,” he said. “Today we want to basically be there for them and tell them of all the love we will try to share with them during this time of sorrow.” The two boys were found dead Monday morning after a 45-kilogram African rock python escaped its enclosure in the apartment where they were staying. Police say the snake slithered through a ventilation system located above its tank and fell through the ceiling into the living room where the boys slept. Preliminary results of autopsies show the boys were asphyxiated by the python, which provincial officials have said was not permitted in New Brunswick. On Friday, 23 reptiles that were banned without a permit in New Brunswick were seized from the store, while four large American alligators were euthanized. The apartment and store are owned by Jean-Claude Savoie, a family friend of the boys who took them shopping and to a farm before the sleepover on Sunday with his son. Savoie has not returned repeated messages seeking comment. During a stop in New Brunswick on Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper expressed his condolences to the family of the boys and said the federal government would review what happened to determine whether it should play a role in the regulation of exotic pet shops. Comeau said Campbellton and other municipalities should await the outcome of the police investigation before changing regulations.
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Alberta is an ideal spot for soaring, with Canadian altitude records (34,400 feet) and distance records (1,093 km) being set in the province. “We really want people to be aware that soaring is a viable option in aviation. It’s not as expensive as the powered aircraft, and it’s just a whole different world. The plane takes off and all you hear is the sound of the wind rushing over the canopies,” said Deschamps. But while there are a number of soaring enthusiasts in the province and around the world, few of them are women. “It’s a male-dominated sport; we’re working really hard to change that. “I’m female. I want to hang out with other females on the field. My greatest joy is the fact that I got to do the majority of my training with one of our female flight instructors. She’s the only one in Alberta,” said Deschamps. There is no reason a woman cannot fly a plane just as well as man, said Deschamps. That same sentiment was what Rosella Bjornson took with her when she became the first female pilot to be hired by a commercial airline in Canada in 1973. “They couldn’t think of a reason why I shouldn’t be hired,” said Bjornson of her interview with nowdefunct airline Transair 40 years ago. Today, she said, the percentage of female pilots remains low. Of over 3,000 pilots with Air Canada, said Bjornson, only 300 are women. But, she added, the door is open to women. While the cost of training is very expensive and the process of practicing and testing is rigorous, it is the same for both genders. “The opportunity is there, if you’re willing to do the work and pursue it,” said Bjornson, a member of the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame. email@example.com
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Action sports, bands combine to rock Sylvan Lake BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF Hey Ocean!’s Friday did not start off well, with the realization that the Vancouver band was without certain instruments it needed for its evening show. But after securing a replacement flute and a brand new tambourine, the band was in good spirits and soon after had their Sylvan Lake audience in great spirits, providing an energetic kick off to the sixth iteration of the Shake the Lake festival. The pop-rock band delighted about 200 audience members with their own hits, covers, and instrumental bits such as the instance where all band members grabbed drumsticks and tapped away on the set’s skins, rims, or even an amp. And where for earlier acts spectators sat, the band had people up and dancing, with the most energetic expressions coming when the band played its hit ‘Make a New Dance Up’ and continued on to sample Whitney Houston’s ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ and 90s hit ‘Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)’ by the C+C Music Factory. The band was the headliner for the annual Sylvan Lake festival, which ran until Sunday. Over 6,000 people turned out over the three days — and anyone enjoying the nearby beach area on Friday and Saturday could certainly hear loud and clear the musical acts and goings on of the festival as well — with admission completely free all the way through. Hey Ocean! was one of 11 acts to take to the Shake the Lake stage over the first two days before the festival moved indoors for its BMX competition on Sunday. “Typically we have 30 bands in a weekend, it’s just go-go-go,” said festival co-ordinator Sean McIntyre, “We thought we’d change it up a little bit, to give a little more room for the action sports to jump in. Before we had bands and action sports competing for the crowds. Now, hopefully, it’s a good mix.” “I think we’re now able to really put together a quality event that people can enjoy. We’re definitely seeing people that we’ve never seen before, and we see more families, more of everything that we’re looking for,” McIntyre continued. While the musical acts and skateboard and BMX competitions were prime attractions at the event, there was also face painting, a trampoline, and games for kids at the event. And this year, the festival was held at the corner of 50th Street and Lakeshore Drive whereas in previous years it had been on 48th Street. Though building projects are slated for this year’s festival spot, McIntyre said he hopes next year to be back on the same grounds. “We used to compete with the beach, trying to draw the people up to our location. Now we’re combining the attraction of the beach and Shake the Lake and I think it’s where we belong,” he said. About 100 volunteers made the event possible, according to McIntyre. The BMX competition, which he said is the largest freestyle competition of its kind in Western Canada, drew entrants from as far away as New Brunswick and the Yukon. firstname.lastname@example.org
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(Above) BMX rider catches air at the biking competition as part of Shake the Lake in Sylvan Lake on Sunday. The three day festival drew over 6,000 attendees. (Below) Attendees of Shake the Lake 2013 gathered on the grass in front of the stage to listen to the band St. Groove perform on Friday evening. Shake the Lake ran August 9-11, across from the Sylvan Lake Pier.
High River students get second chance at grad AFTER FLOOD EVACUATION CANCELLED GRADUATION AT HIGHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, STUDENTS OVERWHELMED BY DONATION OF THOUSANDS OF SUITS AND DRESSES BY THE CANADIAN PRESS HIGH RIVER, Alta. — The seed of an idea to help teens in a flooded-out Alberta community get their grad back has blossomed into a full-blown movement. Back in June, when a raging flood forced the evacuation of the town of High River, students at Highwood High School hadn’t had their graduation ceremony yet. Grad dresses and tuxedos were among the items many students lost in the flood, so recently some local organizers put out the call for a couple of dozen replacement dresses. Instead, the dresses and suits came
Strathmore standoff ends peacefully For more than 12 hours police were at a standstill with a man who had barricaded himself in a Strathmore residence. But by about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Strathmore RCMP, with the assistance of both the north and south Emergency Response Teams and RCMP negotiators, were able to talk the armed and barricaded man out of his residence where he was arrested. At 1:30 a.m. Sunday Strathmore RCMP were called to an incident involving a female victim. An investigation led police to believe a male suspect had returned to his residence in Strathmore. Police attempted to arrest the man, but threats were made. Taking these threats into account, officers determined, to ensure the safety of all those involved, to call for negotiators and the assistance of the Emergency Response Team. Members of the RCMP, Alberta Sherrifs and Community Peace Officers assisted in containing the scene during the standoff. As a result of the incident several
in by the thousands. Project organizer Becca Keho was almost lost for words as she describes the emotions she felt when the outfits started arriving in the mail. “Just blown away,” she said, standing before rack after rack of sequined and poofy dresses. “It’s a big deal, giving away your grad dress. But people are just handing them over like nothing.” Many came with notes attached. “This was my grad dress from eight years ago,” read one. “I have been hanging onto it for the right reason and person.” “To whoever wears these dresses, you’ll look beautiful,” read another. “Don’t forget to smile — have fun, take residents of nearby homes were asked to leave their residences and Strathmore RCMP are thankful for their assistance and cooperation. Police are also pleased this matter was resolved with the safe arrest of the suspect. Police are not releasing the name of the man at this time.
pictures.” Keho said some of the stories were moving. “One of the dresses had a tag on it, and she’s, like, ‘oh, my daughter died of cancer two weeks before her grad, and I didn’t have it in me to sell the dress or get rid of it.’ ” The spirit of the project was embraced by a Calgary shopping mall which donated a space and even decorated it so the teens could come and look for their new outfits. “We wanted to make sure when they were coming to the space that they felt like they were getting to shop again,” said Krista Moroz of Southcentre Mall. “That they weren’t coming to grab a dress in somebody’s basement. That they were actually getting that whole
experience and building on the excitement.” It will all come to fruition on Aug. 22, when the graduation ceremony is finally held at a private school in nearby Okotoks that has offered up its facilities for the night. The grads of Highwood High have been overwhelmed by the kindness of those involved. “I think it’s amazing what they pulled together for everyone,” said graduate Caiden Ellice as he tried on suits in the makeshift store. And though far more outfits were donated than will be needed, Keho said they won’t go to waste — any left over will be donated to the Princess Project, a U.S.-based charity that provides grad dresses to those in need.
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Hoping for new information in an aging case A three-year-old unsolved case, has police renewing calls for public assistance. Logan Raymond, 17, was found dead on Highway 2A, near the Word of Life Church, on Aug. 12, 2010. He was found on the shoulder of the southbound lane of that road. Police say Raymond had left a party he had attended earlier in the evening and was walking back, alone, to the Penhold area prior to him being found dead at the side of the road. Blackfalds RCMP said the initial investigation indicated an older model Ford small truck, possibly the Ranger model, darker in colour with a topper may have been at the scene, but not necessarily responsible for Raymond’s death. The investigation is ongoing and police are asking for anyone to provide information directly related to this incident or the vehicle to either the Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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Let’s get serious about cigarette litter Not long ago, dining out, going for a ventable death in Canada, according to drink, working in an office, riding an researchers at the University of Waterairplane or intercity bus and going to a loo. “More than 37,000 Canadians will movie meant being subjectdie prematurely this year ed to second-hand smoke. due to tobacco use. Each Cigarette smoking was a fact day, 100 Canadians die of of life, and smokers were eva smoking-related illness,” erywhere — indoors and out. the 2013 report, Tobacco In many countries, includUse in Canada: Patterns and ing Canada, that’s changed. Trends, says. But it wasn’t without a fight. With increasing regulaRestaurant and bar owners tion, high cigarette prices fretted loudly that reguladriven by “sin taxes” and tions to limit smoking would the current stigma attached destroy their businesses, to smoking, it’s bewilderand tobacco companies lobing that people take up the bied and launched massive pointless habit in the first DAVID PR campaigns to convince place. Smoking prevalence SUZUKI people that smoking wasn’t is still highest among young harmful, that new laws were adults, especially those an infringement on smokaged 25 to 34, although ers’ rights and that reducing education is a factor, with smoking would devastate the economy. smoking rates for university graduates Through a combination of public less than half those for people with education and government regulation, less education. including taxation, profound societal I sometimes wonder if it’s lack of change took place over a relatively education that causes many smokers to short time. litter their butts without giving it a secIn 1965, half of Canadians smoked. ond thought. It’s astounding how many By 2011, that had dropped to about 17.3 people who would likely not otherwise per cent, or 4.9-million people, with drop garbage on the ground see nothonly about 13.8 per cent daily smokers. ing wrong with flicking butts without Unfortunately the downward trend has regard for where they land. levelled off in recent years, and tobacIt may seem trivial, but it’s not. co remains the leading cause of preAccording to the Surfrider Founda-
tion’s Hold on to Your Butt campaign, cigarette butts are the most littered item in the world, with 4.95-trillion tossed onto the ground or water every year. The U.S. spends about $11-billion a year on litter cleanup, and 32 per cent of that is butts. They’re washed from the streets into storm drains and rivers and eventually to oceans and are the most prevalent type of debris collected in beach clean-ups around the world. The environmental impacts are nothing to sneeze at, either. Surfrider notes that cigarette butts are made of “cellulose acetate, a non-biodegradable plastic, which can take up to 25 years to decompose.” The toxic butts can be ingested by children and animals, especially birds and marine animals. Tossed cigarette butts are also a major fire risk. Obviously, the best way to reduce cigarette butt pollution is to step up efforts to prevent people from starting smoking and help those who have to quit. But we aren’t going to stop everyone from smoking overnight, so we have to find ways to address the litter problem. Again, a combination of public education and regulation will go a long way. In San Diego, Surfrider installed outdoor ashcans and gave smokers
pocket ashtrays. Many places, including Vancouver, have banned smoking on beaches and in parks. Stepping up enforcement of litter laws also helps. Some people even recommend banning filtered cigarettes or at least requiring filters to be biodegradable, arguing they’re more of a marketing ploy than a safety feature. In Vancouver and other cities, some people have been pushing for a deposit-and-return system similar to those for bottles and cans. Besides reducing litter and environmental damage, methods that also increase the price of cigarettes have proven to be effective in reducing smoking rates. Some consider tobacco a sacred herb. It’s used by many indigenous peoples for ceremonial purposes. With widespread use spurred by marketing, it became a costly and unhealthy addiction and a toxic blight on the environment. Smoking trends in countries like Canada show that societal change is possible and — with education and regulation — people will do what’s best for themselves and for the world around them. Scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki wrote this column with Ian Hanington. Learn more at www.davidsuzuki.org.
LETTER City doing a great job of road repairs On returning from a warmer climate in April, I was shocked to see the damage that winter weather had wreaked on the roads in Red Deer. Cracks and potholes were everywhere, and while trying to avoid them I was in danger of becoming a crackpot myself. But this summer the city has been doing an incredible job to undo the damage and improve our road infrastructure. Construction in the city was near ubiquitous; hardly a neighbourhood was left untouched. I don’t see the same thing happening in the southern United States. Not subject to anywhere near the extreme weather conditions of Alberta, the roads there are often left for years with no repairs and are in much worse shape than Red Deer’s. I know that someone in Red Deer is going to be unhappy with this letter because their pet peeve pothole was left untouched, but that said anyone who drives around the city has to notice that overall the work has been amazing. My compliments to city council, city management, and engineers for the excellent work. John Johnston Red Deer
Sun News Network will never be Fox North The Sun News Network remains That was enough apparently for the tucked away in the broadcasting attic. Sun to continue being the Sun — even It wanders alone in the upper reach- if you can’t find it to independently es, in the witness protection confirm that — after netprogram of your digital box, work vice-president Kory hiding out in numbers like Teneycke had vowed any142, 177, 506, out of sight, out thing but a mandatory cable of mind. spot was a “death sentence” The CRTC decision to for the network. deny Sun News a mandaThe promise of a news tory spot on basic cable is, channel inquiry was, apparon the surface, not encourently for Teneycke, a call aging news for those of us from the governor as the who toil in the ever-dimincondemned network was ishing journalistic pool in being fitted for the noose. this country, but it is better But Sun News was never news for consumers. going to be Fox North, even TIM Thursday’s decision by if the CRTC had given the HARPER the country’s broadcast regnetwork a guaranteed spot ulator — whether it makes on basic cable then mandatyou applaud, scream or ed that people be strapped shrug — also tells us somein to watch it. thing about politics in this country that Canada is not the U.S. where the should make us happy. braying pundits on the left at MSNBC Here’s hoping Sun News survives. shout across the airwaves at the brayThe more voices available the better. ing pundits of the right on Fox News In a different time, it could have ar- Channel. gued that it deserved the same start-up We may feel we live in a polarized mandatory cable placement CBC and political environment, but we are modCTV received when those networks erates compared to the shout fests on launched all-news channels, but the American cable television, where old CRTC has offered it a lifeline with a grievances are never settled and every pledge of a lightning-quick inquiry into personal peccadillo is dissected. how news channels are made available We don’t argue about whether our in this country. prime minister is really a Canadian,
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we don’t cover every political story with the subtlety of a car crash and we just don’t (regrettably) have the political sex scandals to juice the ratings. Canada is so civilized, we all more or less agree to forget politics for the summer and go swimming, drink beer and read novels. In the U.S., the political season never ends. Sun News never altered the political landscape in Canada as it had bravely vowed, and if it provided “straight talk” to the country’s conservative echo chamber, it was largely comprised of talking heads screaming at the walls. It tried to bust into a political bazaar that had already been locked up on weekdays by CBC News Network’s Power and Politics and CTV News Channel’s Power Play and dominated on Sundays by CTV’s Question Period, a show in its fifth decade, and, more recently, Global’s The West Block. The Cable Public Affairs Channel (CPAC) also provides political analysis with its mandated live coverage of the House of Commons and its mandatory carriage was renewed (full disclosure, I have appeared on both Power Play and CPAC). It’s a crowded field in a nation that does not approach its politics with quite the same U.S.-style blood lust. But access to news is vital to a functioning democracy and as CRTC chair-
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‘I had a couple beers’ TORONTO MAYOR ROB FORD SAYS VIDEOS BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
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Videos of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at Taste of the Danforth over the weekend have renewed concerns over his behaviour. his brother did not have too much to drink. “You seemed all right,” Doug Ford said.
“Rob and I are average guys, we go down to a festival, we have a couple of beers,” said Doug Ford, who added there were police officers in the area
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TWO CENT ‘LARGE QUEEN ON LAID’ PAPER COULD BE WORTH UP TO $1 MILLION BY THE CANADIAN PRESS VANCOUVER — Stamp enthusiast Brian Grant Duff remembers the thrill of handling what was, until recently, thought to be the only two examples of Canada’s rarest stamp, the two cent “large Queen on laid paper.” It’s estimated by some to be worth as much as $1 million. Grant Duff was in his early 20s, and working for Vancouver dealer Daniel Eaton. Eaton obtained one example of the rare stamp from Britain’s stamp and collectibles giant Stanley Gibbons in 1986, and the second one from Winnipeg stamp dealer Kasimir Bileski in 1993. For nearly 90 years, the two copies were the only ones known to exist. Grant Duff said he would carry one of Eaton’s large Queen on laid in a case and display it at stamp shows around B.C. and in Ontario and Quebec, not fully realizing the risk of carrying something that could one day be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. “It was just a great opportunity for a young man in stamps,” said the 48-year-old, who now runs his own collectibles shop in Vancouver. “Frankly, there hasn’t been another highlight in my career to that degree since that time.” So when Grant Duff heard recently that a third example of every Canadian stamp collector’s wildest dream was discovered in a circuit book — a book that contains stamps and is passed between collectors and dealers — and bought earlier this year by an unnamed collector for roughly five dollars, he was gobsmacked. Apparently, so was the Vincent Graves Green Philatelic Research Foundation, a postal history research organization based in Toronto that recently examined the third copy. “A two cent large Queen was submitted to the Expert Committee in March 2013 showing laid lines in the paper,” the centre said in a report released last month. “It was not an obvious fake. Accordingly considerable analysis has been undertaken to determine if it is genuine. If so it would be the third known genuine
Pilot dies in crash at hot air balloon festival SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Que. — An international hot air balloon festival took a tragic turn on Sunday when a 26-year-old pilot died southeast of Montreal. Maxime Trepanier had been taking part in the festivities at the 30th edition of a popular festival in St-Jeansur-Richelieu. Marie-Claude Beauvais, a festival spokeswoman, said the accident happened in nearby Mont-St-Gregoire, perhaps while the hot air balloon was landing. Beauvais said Trepanier was an experience pilot and had been involved with the festival since he was a boy. “He was very close to the festival family,” said Beauvais, visibly shaken as she addressed reporters on Sunday. Trepanier’s father was also a festival pilot. Investigators were on the scene trying to determine what caused the accident, which happened at 7:30 in the morning, said Quebec provincial police Sgt. Audrey-Anne Bilodeau. The festival began on Saturday and runs until Aug. 18. Beauvais said events would continue through the week but hot air
copy.” After months of analyzing 12 different aspects of the stamp, which was dated March 16, 1870 and had “creases and a tear,” the centre declared it to be authentic. “They started issuing the two-cent-large-Queen in 1868,” Grant Duff explained. “If it was dated 1870, might it have been a fake? It was too good to be true, basically, but they’ve determined it was a genuine example.” According to Grant Duff, the 145-year-old stamp is so rare because it is an anomaly. The green-hued stamp, which features a profile portrait of Queen Victoria, was printed perhaps by mistake on “laid” paper — commonly used for stationary, and has alternating light and dark lines — at a time when printers were transitioning to “wove” paper. Grant Duff estimates between a hundred to 400 of the stamps were printed on laid paper. The two that were acquired by Eaton were both authenticated by the Royal Philatelic Society in London in 1935. Grant Duff helped Eaton sell one of his acquired examples in 1986 for approximately $90,000. They traded the second example, which was then sold to its current owner for about $200,000, he said. The Unitrade Canadian Stamp Catalogue estimates that the large Queen on laid would now be worth at least $250,000. However, Canadian stamp collector and business man Ron Brigham, who is selling his stamp collection this fall and who owns one example of the rare stamp, announced earlier this year it is valued at $1 million. “It’s possible because it’s so rare,” Grant Duff said. “Even a third one being discovered probably doesn’t hurt the market.” Grant Duff, who has been collecting stamps since he was seven years old because he enjoys the “handfuls of history,” said he hopes whoever now owns the third example of the large Queen on laid will keep it in collectors’ hands, rather than donate it to a museum or a philatelic society. “If I’m really lucky, I’ll get to handle the third one one day,” he said.
balloons would remain grounded on Sunday night in tribute to Trepanier. According to its website, the International Balloon Festival of SaintJean-sur-Richelieu is “the biggest gathering of balloons in Canada,” drawing 450,000 visitors a year. The Transportation Safety says it’s sending investigators to look into the accident.
Manitoba boy airlifted to hospital after parade float injury WINKLER, Man. — A young Manitoba boy has been airlifted to hospital in Winnipeg after officials say he was injured by a parade float. Const. Rick Wolfe with the Winkler Police Service says the boy was between five and ten-years-old and had been part of the float crew at the annual Winkler Heritage Festival parade on Saturday. Wolfe says the boy was from the Winkler area and was listed in stable condition after the incident. STARS Air Ambulance spokesman Colin Fast says it appears the boy was on the float at one point, but may have gotten off to either accept, or give out, candy. Fast says he was run over by the float that was being pulled on a sevenmetre trailer. Last weekend, Rueshad Grant, 18, died when police say he was run over while standing by a parade float in Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival. A boy also last month died after be-
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS PORT MCNEILL, B.C. — Hundreds of campers who had planned to live off the land for a month in a northern Vancouver Island provincial park are being forced to go elsewhere. The B.C. government shut down Raft Cove Provincial Park, about 130 kilometres west of Port McNeill. The closure on Saturday came after locals raised concerns that a mass gathering of participants of the so-called Rainbow World Gathering of Tribes would wreak havoc on the small park. “The closure was prompted over specific concerns that an increase in the number of visitors unprepared for such a remote and rugged location would significantly increase the risk to public health and safety, the protection of the natural environment and the preservation of park values,” BC Parks said in a written statement. The World Rainbow Gathering of Tribes was founded in 1970, and is a group that hopes to create a “healthy and harmonious world” through the “protection, preservation and restoration of natural habitats and fostering World Peace,” according to the group’s Facebook page. The group holds multiple events a year, and had moved a camp-in movement to Raft Cove after the original location on the banks of the Slocan River was fouled by a jet fuel spill two weeks ago. According to Port McNeill resident Terry Ruth Eissfeldt, nearly two-thousand people were expected to camp at Raft Cove for the month. “This is a place where, when there are 30 people there on a weekend, it feels crowded,” said Eissfeldt, who created a Facebook page last week to oppose the gathering. Eissfeldt said she had learned from someone who had gone into the park that about a hundred people — some not associated with the rainbow gathering — had already assembled in the area. The group had dug a latrine close to a salmonbearing stream on the island’s northwest coast, cleared some shrubs, and picked grass to make thatched sun shades, she said. Other residents have also seen people arriving at the park without any appropriate camping supplies.
ing run over by a float at the end of a Fourth of July parade in Oklahoma. In July 2012, an eight-year-old boy died after being run over by a float in a parade celebrating the centennial of Preeceville, Sask.
Comptetitive swimmer dive right in for meet follow LacMegantic train disaster LAC-MEGANTIC, Que. — Swimmers took to the water in Lac-Megantic Saturday as part of an annual race that
draws competitors from around the world. The event comes just over a month after the train derailment that destroyed the heart of the town. Saturday’s 10-kilometre race is part of the international swimming federation’s world cup series. Officials have already said that swimming in the lake poses no danger. The mayor of Lac-Megantic, Colette Roy-Laroche, has urged tourists to visit this summer to help support the town. Last year’s event attracted 25,000 people in total.
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TORONTO — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said he had a couple of beers at a street festival Friday night but contended videos that have sparked a torrent of criticism are being blown out of proportion. “I drove myself down there, I was not drinking. I went out, had a few beers and I did not drive home. My people met me after that,” Ford told his weekly radio show on NewsTalk 1010. Three videos posted on YouTube on Friday by someone with the handle Adrain Soso, show the mayor apparently enjoying a night on the town and bantering with residents. Many people took to Twitter in response to the video posting to criticize and ridicule the mayor, accusing him of being drunk and scolding his behaviour. “Yet another public shame from our mayor,” one person posted on Twitter. But Ford says he doesn’t think he did anything that would offend anyone. “Did I have a couple beers, absolutely I had a couple beers,” Ford said. “I had a good time, I let my hair down.” His brother, Coun. Doug Ford, suggested on the same radio show that
who saw them. Mayor Ford’s behaviour has attracted international attention since news reports surfaced this year of an alleged video that appeared to show him smoking crack cocaine. Reporters for two media outlets say they were shown the video, but it has never surfaced publicly. Ford has denied he uses cocaine and has said he can’t comment on a video that does not exist. There have been media reports in the past of Ford appearing intoxicated in public. In May the Toronto Star reported allegations that Ford showed up drunk at an official function. At the time Ford dismissed the report as nothing but “lies” and his brother added he’s never seen the mayor drink at any event. In 2006, before Ford was mayor, he admitted he had too much to drink and verbally abused a couple at a Toronto Maple Leafs game after initially denying the incident. In 2010, Ford recounted an incident from the 90’s where he was charged with driving under the influence and marijuana possession. Ford at first denied the allegations, but later pleaded no-contest to the impaired driving charge and the drug charge was dropped.
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Pair stood out in Idaho wilderness HORSEBACK RIDERS WHO ENCOUNTERED TEEN AND HER ABDUCTOR SAID ‘RED FLAGS’ WENT UP BECAUSE THEY SEEMED OUT OF PLACE AND ILL-EQUIPPED BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOISE, Idaho — The horseback riders who encountered a missing California teen and her abductor said Sunday that “red flags” went up for them because the pair seemed out of place and ill-equipped for the Idaho back country. At a news conference in Boise, the four riders - two men and two women - said they came across 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio on Wednesday morning. Mark John said the two weren’t friendly and that the girl was wearing pyjamas or sweatpants and that the man she was with carried only a light pack. “They didn’t fit,” said the 71-year-old John, who is a former sheriff’s deputy from Gem County. “He might have been an outdoorsman in California but he was not an outdoorsman in Idaho ... Red flags kind of went up.” John said when he returned home he saw an Amber Alert that had been sent out for Anderson, and he contacted police. DiMaggio was killed by authorities Saturday. He is suspected of killing Anderson’s mother and brother. Anderson was not harmed. FBI agents are processing evidence at the campsite in central Idaho’s Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness where they first discovered Anderson and DiMaggio. Details about the operation that ended in Hannah’s rescue are being released slowly. Law enforcement agents first spotted two people who looked like Anderson and DiMaggio on Saturday afternoon, as they flew over the wilderness area in a plane, according to a statement from Ada County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Andrea Dearden. The air was filled with smoke blown in from distant wildfires, and that made both flying and seeing the ground tough, Dearden said. The law enforcement commanders decided to send in an FBI Hostage Rescue Team immediately to get Hannah while they could. The mountainous area is extremely steep, and the closest point where the helicopters could drop the team was more than a two-hour hike away. The agents crept close to the camp, waited until DiMaggio and Hannah separated, and then moved in. The FBI moved the teen to an area where she could be picked up by a helicopter. The FBI won’t release details about what happened between DiMaggio and law enforcement at the campsite until an investigation is complete, other than to say DiMaggio was shot and killed. FBI Special Agent in Charge Mary Rook from Salt
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ADA County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Andrea Dearden addresses the media at the Cascade Fire Station in Cascade, Idaho, Saturday. The man suspected of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was shot dead in Idaho as the girl was rescued. Lake City said the FBI will continue to work with law enforcement in both Idaho and California as the case transitions back to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. Anderson appeared to be uninjured and was taken to an Idaho hospital where crisis counsellors and health care providers were assisting her. Her father was expected to arrive in Idaho on Sunday to reunite with her. “We will make sure she gets as much care as possible, physically and emotionally,” said Dearden. The FBI said it was sending a team to investigate what unfolded before, during and after the shooting. The location wasn’t far from where the horseback riders had spotted the pair. The case began when the charred bodies of Hannah Anderson’s mother, Christina Anderson, 44, and the teen’s 8-year-old brother, Ethan Anderson, were found in DiMaggio’s burning house outside San Diego, near the Mexico border. DiMaggio was close to the family. Christina Anderson’s husband, Brett Anderson, has described him as a best friend and said the children thought of him as an uncle.
Authorities have said DiMaggio had an “unusual infatuation” with Hannah, although the father said he never saw any strange behaviour. An Amber Alert was issued, and tips led investigators to Oregon after DiMaggio and the teen were reportedly spotted there. But it wasn’t until John called in his tip that investigators found a major lead — DiMaggio’s car, hidden under brush at a trailhead on the border of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho. San Diego County Sheriff William D. Gore announced Hannah’s rescue and DiMaggio’s death from a news conference in California. He said members of his office notified Hannah’s father of her rescue. “He was very relieved and very excited and looking forward to being reunited with his daughter,” Gore said. The father described a range of emotion in a text message to CNN. “I am nervous excited saddened 4 my wife and son and worried what my daughter has been through,” he wrote to the network. “It’s now healing time. Keep us in your prayers.”
Syrian rebels attack On eve of peace talks, Israel approves more gov. positions in city settlement homes, prepares to free prisoners near Iraq border BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels launched an offensive Sunday in an eastern city near the border with Iraq in an attempt to extend their advances in the north and west of the country, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees said that Syrian army warplanes also conducted several air raids against rebel positions in the eastern city of Deir el-Zour. The LCC and the Observatory said rebels killed seven soldiers and captured several others in the city that has been contested since last year. Rebels have been on the offensive in northern Syria where they captured the town of Khan al-Assal last month. Last week, opposition fighters captured 11 villages in the regime stronghold of Latakia province along the Mediterranean coast, a symbolic blow to President Bashar Assad. “Fighters are trying to capture neighbourhoods in Deir el-Zour but so far they have not been able to,” said Rami AbdulRahman, who heads the Observatory. “They are trying to take the whole city.” So far, rebels have only been able to fully capture one provincial capital, the northern city of Raqqa. They hold parts of several other major cities, including the northern city of Aleppo. Syria’s state-run news agency SANA said government forces inflicted losses among “terrorists” in Deir el-Zour including foreign fighters. The Syrian government denies there is an uprising in the country and says Syria is being subjected to a foreign conspiracy. SANA reported lat-
er Sunday that rebels shelled the central town of Salamiyeh, killing at least 11 people and wounding 20 others. Salamiyeh, where most residents belong to the Ismaili branch of Shiite Islam, is under regime control. Syria’s conflict has taken on an increasingly sectarian tone in the last year, pitting predominantly Sunni Muslim rebels against members of Assad’s Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam. The Observatory reported Sunday that a rebel group captured 13 Syrian Kurds near the town of Tel Aran in the province of Aleppo and handed them over to members of al-Qaidalinked Jabhat al-Nusra or Nusra Front.
deemed illegal by most of the international community. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas long insisted he will only resume talks if Israel freezes construction. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a freeze. Abbas, under pressure from Kerry, eventually dropped it as a condition for talks. In exchange, Kerry won Israeli agreement that it will release 104 Palestinian prisoners serving long sentences, many for involvement in killing Israelis. The prisoners are to be freed in four stages during the negotiations, with the first 26 to be released later this week. Late Sunday, a group of Cabinet ministers selected the names in the first group, to be published early Monday. Fourteen prisoners will be released to Gaza and 12 to the West Bank, according to a government statement. Eight of the prisoners had three years left to serve and two would have been released in six months or less, the statement said.
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JERUSALEM — Israel approved building nearly 1,200 more settlement homes Sunday and agreed to release 26 long-held Palestinian security prisoners — highlighting an apparent settlements-for-prisoners trade-off that got both sides back to peace talks after a five-year freeze. Yet concerns were mounting, especially among Palestinians, that the price is too steep. Sunday’s announcement was Israel’s third in a week on promoting Jewish settlements on war-won lands the Palestinians want for a state. It fueled Palestinian fears of a new Israeli construction spurt under the cover of U.S.-sponsored negotiations. In Israel, the most vocal protests came from relatives of those killed in attacks carried out by Palestinians slated for release. Bereaved relatives held up large photos of their loved ones during a Supreme Court hearing on an appeal against the upcoming release. “Why are we releasing butch-
ers now? What for?” asked Gila Molcho, whose brother, lawyer Ian Feinberg, was stabbed to death by Palestinians who broke into a European aid office in Gaza City in 1993. Israelis and Palestinians are to launch talks on Wednesday in Jerusalem, following a preparatory round two weeks ago in Washington. The U.S. envisions an agreement within nine months on the terms of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, including drawing a border, agreeing on security arrangements and deciding the fate of Palestinian refugees. The Palestinians want a state to include the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, territories Israel captured in the 1967 Mideast war. However, they are willing to swap some West Bank land for Israeli territory to allow Israel to annex some of the largest Jewish settlements. In all, Israel has built dozens of settlements since 1967 that are now home to some 560,000 Israelis. The diplomatic paralysis of the last five years was largely due to disputes over the settlements,
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GARDENS ON DISPLAY Lacombe and District Garden Club is hosting a mini garden tour on Thursday, Aug. 22, of two of Red Deer’s most stunning gardens. Those interested can meet at the Lacombe Memorial Centre at 6:15 p.m. to get directions or car pool. Refreshments will be provided. For more details, call Pamela 403-782-5061 or pamela.d.neumann@ gmail.com.
FLOOD RELIEF CONCERT Photo by MYLES FISH/Advocate staff
An eclectic, multitalented entertainer will bring a bevy of instruments when he plays at an Alberta flood relief benefit at The HUB on Ross on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The concert is at 7 p.m. Mal Webb sings songs on a variety of topics and plays guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and loop recording pedal. The cost is $10 per person or $20 for a family. A portion of the proceeds will go to Canadian Red Cross flood relief. The HUB is located at 4936 Ross St. in Red Deer.
NORWEGIAN LAFT HUS CELEBRATION Red Deer is invited to celebrate everything Nordic as the Norwegian Laft Hus celebrates its 25th anniversary. On Saturday and Sunday, the celebrations get underway with exhibits, demonstrations and cake. On Saturday from 2:30 to 5 p.m., there will be games for adults and children, a troll hunt, Viking sword dance and archery, and a fjord horse. On Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., there will be performances from Scandinavian singers, dancers and entertainers, including Ken Grambo, and Norwegian folk costumes.
Contestants in the Mud Hero race traverse one of the mud pits on the course on Sunday. About 13,000 racers took part in the unique event over the weekend at the Canyon Ski Resort.
Getting downright dirty BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF For an hour or two on the weekend, nearly 13,000 adventurers took their turns being the great unwashed — and they loved it. Excepting perhaps the punishing hills of the Canyon Ski Resort course, smiles were aplenty among racers as they made their way through the six-kilometre course of Red Deer’s Mud Hero event, even as they crawled through muddy tunnels, swam through mud pits, or slipped and slid on unfriendly ground. Every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, 500 or so eager, clean runners lined up at the starting line. At the nearby finish line, one competitor was effectively indistinguishable from the next, the numbers on their bibs unreadable under the black sludge covering the entirety of their bodies. And even though showers were right near the finish line for racers to return to their natural state, no one was in too big of a hurry to wash off the memories from the first race of its kind to be held in the area. There were photos to be taken, and even hugs to be given to the spectators who had been clean and enjoying the show. Team Mudvoluted, made up of a number of Blackfalds residents, made sure superheroes were well represented on the course,
BRIEFS Hobbema stabbing ruled a homicide The death of a 19-year-old female in Hobbema on Friday night has been ruled a homicide. At approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday, Hobbema RCMP responded to a call where a female had been stabbed in a residence. The young female was taken to Wetaskiwin Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries shortly after. RCMP have withheld releasing the woman’s identity pend-
with each team member dressing up as one. Alongside the Green Arrow, Buzz Lightyear and Elastigirl, Angela Leggett ran the race as Catwoman. For her, trekking through mud is the way to exercise. “Normal running is boring; this is great. I like the mud!” she exclaimed. Tony Morgan, on the other hand, is something of an exercise junkie, and saw the Mud Hero race as a new challenge. “It was something new I hadn’t done. I do a lot of CrossFit exercises and I figured this would just be a good test,” said the Idahoan. For Morgan, the obstacles — especially the mud pits — were fun, while the hills presented the biggest challenge. The hills, and the central location the resort offered, helped to convince Mud Hero organizers that Canyon Ski Resort would be a good home for the race. Last year’s Alberta race was held in Kananaskis on flatter terrain, which made for a less exciting race. Sean Ruppel, the course creative director, said races such as the Mud Hero event are at their zenith right now, with sellouts the norm. The local event is the largest of the six the company runs across the country, with upwards of 12,500 racers going through the course over two days. He said he expects the race will be back
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Festival to spice-up city Fiestaval is returning to Red Deer on Saturday with even more live Latin music. “This is our fourth year and every year it’s getting bigger and better,” said artistic co-ordinator Christian Greiffenstein. “We’re bringing a band called Havana d’ Primera, which is one of the biggest salsa bands you can find in the world right now.” He said having the Cuban band on stage will bring visitors from as far away as Edmonton and Calgary to Red Deer. Mariachi Nacional de Mexico, considered a mariachi institution in Mexico, is also returning to Red Deer for Fiestaval, he said. The free street festival runs
at the Red Deer resort in future years as well. “We couldn’t find anything around Calgary that was hospitable, and we had very stringent Parks Alberta rules against events that made last year’s very difficult. Of all our venues across Canada, Red Deer was the best to work with,” said Ruppel. The resort is hoping the exposure — and the fun — from the race will translate into success for its ski operation. “We are Alberta’s largest non-mountain resort, but a lot of people don’t know about us,” explained Robyn Martel, one of the resort’s owners, “I’m venturing to guess that half of (the people here this weekend) have never been out here, never heard of the resort. We’re really hoping it’s going to impact us in the winter season as well.” Funds from the race, plus pledges brought in by competitors are going towards the Alberta Cancer Foundation. Over $32,000 came in through online donations alone, with more pledges being dropped off throughout the weekend. The funds will be used for clinical trials. While it was not much of a competitive race, Aengus McCullough of Edmonton clocked the fastest time at the event, racing through the course in just over 33 minutes on Saturday. email@example.com
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Ross Street at 49th Avenue. Forty-three vendors will be on site, including seven serving authentic Latin food from Red Deer, Edmonton and Calgary. A beer garden will also operate. The family-orientated event was developed to celebrate and share the Latin culture and to promote multiculturalism in Red Deer. Greiffenstein said Fiestaval has attracted about 9,000 people in the past. Weather-permitting, even more people will enjoy the event this year. A final program schedule will be posted at www.fiestaval. ca.
Cause of swimmer’s death unknown A 42-year-old Red Deer man
died Saturday after going into medical distress while swimming on Sylvan Lake. According to witnesses, the man was swimming in the lake near a boat when he went into distress and disappeared under the water around 1:30 p.m. Those witnesses were able to pull the man from the water and performed CPR on him while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive. The man was then transported by ambulance to the hospital in Red Deer where he was pronounced dead. Sylvan Lake RCMP say the cause of death is not yet known, but it is not considered suspicious. Less than three weeks ago, a 26-year-old Calgary man drowned at the lake when he couldn’t get back onto his inflatable boat after jumping into the water.
City’s identity being analyzed as survey ends BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF
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The sleuthing is done — Red Deer’s identity has been uncovered. City staffers heard from about 1,400 people from April to the end of July in their quest to determine how the city will define itself. Nearly 500 people completed a 21-question survey and 930 responses were garnered in a “quick questions format” asked in-person out in public as part of the city’s Identity Project. While the grand reveal of what the city’s identity will be won’t come until next year, Tracy Kennedy, communications consultant with the City of Red Deer, said common themes did emerge from the survey stage. A wide variety of opinions were sought, with city staffers taking to places such as the Golden Circle and the Glendale Skate Park to solicit thoughts from residents, and to Westerner Days events to hear from Red Deerians and visitors alike.
ABOUT 1,400 PEOPLE RESPOND TO FOUR MONTH SURVEY “I think it was a good process going out and talking to people in this way. Many of the questions really made people stop and think about what they appreciated about their community, but then it was nice to hear so many positive things about their quality of life and what they liked about Red Deer,” said Kennedy. The initiative is being done to “set (Red Deer) apart from other communities, and promote our city identity in a consistent way.” It is proceeding in three stages — uncovering, validating and revealing. The responses received will now be compiled and analyzed for common threads about Red Deer’s character, and a narrative will be written. After that, city staffers will progress to the ‘validating’ stage, where they will go back to speaking directly to citizens, asking if the prevailing opinions that came out of the first stage are indicative of the city. Kennedy said that process will likely get
underway in the fall, operating similarly to the first phase, with staffers asking one or two questions of people they come across at events or city facilities. After the ‘validating’ stage, a final narrative will be compiled that will be a few sentences long. The hope is that the city and members of a community task force — Red Deer College, Tourism Red Deer, Westerner Park, the Downtown Business Association, and the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce — will then be able to use the identity to market themselves and better serve residents. “It will say this is what the community values, so maybe we should offer this festival, or maybe we should encourage businesses to serve their customers in this way,” said Kennedy. The city has committed $85,000 to the project. firstname.lastname@example.org
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PRICES AT US PUMPS DROP AS REFINERS OVERPRODUCE CAMARILLO, Calif. — The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has fallen about 8 cents over the past two weeks. The Lundberg Survey of gas prices released Sunday says the price of a gallon of regular is $3.60. Midgrade costs an average of $3.78 a gallon, and premium is $3.92. Lundberg Survey President Trilby Lundberg says refiners are over-producing gasoline and slashing their wholesale prices to move product. Of the cities surveyed in the Lower 48 states, Charleston, S.C., has the nation’s lowest average price for regular gasoline at $3.27 a gallon. Chicago and San Diego have the highest average price at $3.92. The lowest average price in California is $3.72 in Sacramento. The average statewide for a gallon of regular is $3.86, down 11 cents from two weeks ago.
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Mixed signals from housing market GOOD NEWS MIXED WITH BAD CREATES UNCERTAINTY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s much-watched housing market is sending out mixed signals these days — even for analysts. A spate of fresh data and yet one more market-cooling tweak from Ottawa last week has put one of the most important sectors in the Canadian economy, and the most important asset-source for most Canadians, on a kind of death watch. That’s because while some of the data, such as home prices and starts, is pointing to the soothing “soft landing” that homeowners, economists, banks and politicians are fingers-crossed hoping for, others, like land purchases and building permits suggest the real message is: the crash is coming. Last week, Statistics Canada reported that building permits in the residential sector fell 12.9 per cent in June, and permits for multi-unit dwellings — mostly condos — sank even further by 18.8 per cent.
Even more frightening, research conducted by RealNet Canada found than in some of the bigger markets — Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary — residential land investments for future home building has already crashed through the floor, plunging 51, 52 and 30 per cent respectively. Muddying the picture is that a new temperature reading of the housing market from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) being released on Thursday is likely to show that home sales are doing just dandy and likely rose significantly in July, along with average home prices. But David Madani of Capital Economics says it is the calm before the storm. Or as he put it in a note to clients — “homebuilders are having a Wile E. Coyote moment” as when the perpetually illstarred cartoon character realizes he has overshot the cliff and looks down to see nothing but air under his feet. “It’s astonishing to me that people are not picking up on this. If you see volumes crash and prices still rising, you shouldn’t
be thinking everything is fine, you should see that as a warning sign,” he says. “Here in Toronto, if you look at new home sales, we’re at near-record lows. If you think about the implication this has for home building, new construction and all the jobs that go along with that, this is quite startling.” Some of that is yesterday’s news. Housing sales have recently begun trending upwards again — even in Toronto and Vancouver — after almost a year’s slump brought on by Ottawa’s decision to apply the brakes on mortgages last July. Bank of Montreal chief economist Doug Porter predicts next week’s report from CREA will show a 10 per cent surge in home sales from a year ago. He bases that on already reported data from big centres such as Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, which all had boffo months, although there was a drawdown in Montreal and Ottawa.
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Judge supports California governor’s request in Bay Area transit strike SAN FRANCISCO — A judge has signed off on Gov. Jerry Brown’s request for a 60-day cooling-off period in talks between the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency and its unions, giving San Francisco Bay Area commuters a reprieve from a potential train strike. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow ordered BART and its unions on Sunday morning not to threaten or engage in a strike for 60 days. Karnow had indicated that he planned to issue the order at a hearing earlier in the morning. BART trains will now run through at least midnight on Oct. 10. BART and its unions are expected to continue negotiating during the 60-day period.
Private insurers fighting for new consumers MORRISVILLE, N.C. — North Carolina’s largest health insurer is joining increased efforts by Blue Cross companies around the country to sign up a new mass market of health insurance consumers. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is opening half a dozen stores in strip malls as it seeks to educate and enrol consumers shopping for coverage because of the federal health insurance overall law. The company also hauls an air-conditioned showroom trailer to fairs and farmers markets as it tries to reach the estimated 600,000 people newly shopping for policies. The umbrella organization for the country’s 38 Blue Cross companies has teamed with the Walgreens drugstore chain to spread news about the law requiring nearly everyone to buy coverage and government subsidies for consumers who might have trouble affording a policy.
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Construction workers get back on the job at the site for Montreal’s CHUM super hospital in Montreal on July 2, 2013. Canada’s labour market continued to exhibit signs of weakness last month as the economy shed a surprisingly high 39,400 net jobs nationally, with public sector workers and youth taking on the biggest share of the losses.
Key reports will be telling of coming week in business U.S. RETAIL SALES AND CONSUMER CONFIDENCE FOR JULY COMING BY THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO — North American markets will look to a number of key reports in the U.S. this week that may shed some light on how the world’s largest economy will fare in the long term. “Everything will really focus on what is the state of the economy in the second half of the year,” said Andrew Pyle, associate director of wealth management for Scotia MacLeod. One of the reports that will be closely watched will be the U.S. retail sales figures for July, which will be released on Tuesday. What people are spending can be a key indicator of how stable the economy has become and where it is headed in the near-future. Consumers’ confidence is closely watched because their spending accounts for 70 per cent of economic growth. Pyle said regional figures from two of the biggest cities in the U.S. will also be front and centre. The latest Philadelphia Fed’s manufacturing survey will be released Thursday. Last month, the index surged to its highest level in more than three years, coming in at 19.8, up from 12.5 in June. That was much higher than the reading of 10 that economists had expected. On Friday, the University of Michigan will also release its index of consumer sentiment on Friday. “A lot of it will be about fundamentals, and to the extent those indicators come in positive, that could help this market find a little bit of a base sooner,” he said. “If we see disappointment on a number of these U.S. numbers coming out, I think it could exacerbate the selling we’ve seen so far this month.” The markets are still weary about the timing of
the U.S. Federal Reserve’s planned pullback on monetary stimulus. The central bank is currently buying $85-billion a month in bonds, but said it was prepared to stop the purchases once it sees signs of an economic recovery. This has left investors worried about what markets will do once it stops. “The big thing that investors are concerned about is what the Federal Reserve does next. There’s an intense debate in the market about that,” said Pyle. “Markets are in limbo.” Comments from Fed officials have been in focus after two regional presidents last week said the central bank could make its moves to slow stimulus in the shorter term, though the exact timing was left to interpretation. The Fed has previously said that it won’t make the cuts until there are clear signs that it would be safe to do so. Meanwhile, there is little in the way of economic news slated to come out of Canada this week. The only notable release will be a survey on manufacturing shipments scheduled for Friday. In corporate news, gold miner Iamgold Corp. (TSX:IMG) and oil and gas explorer TransGlobe Energy Corp. (TSX:TGL) both report Monday. On Thursday, home renovation retailer Rona Inc. (TSX:RON) will also release its second-quarter results, and grocery and pharmacy chain Metro Inc. will discuss its third-quarter results. Metro (TSX:MRU) is facing stiff competition from other chains like Loblaw (TSX:L) and Empire Company’s (TSX:EMP). In the U.S., retailers Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Nordstrom and Macy’s, will also be gearing up to report their quarterly earnings this week, ahead of back-toschool season.
LOS ANGELES — If aliens ever target Earth, Jon Gibson and Amanda White are counting on them having an appreciation for pop art and a sense of humour. The duo created an elaborate, Andy Warhollike design that has been etched into a satellite’s panel, transforming the spacecraft into a replica of an oversized electrical charging device. “If someone is going to invade our planet, presumably they’re going to come in some sort of electronic, electricitypowered ship,” Gibson notes whimsically. “Maybe this will make them stop for a moment and say, ’These guys are nice. We’re not going to destroy their planet.”’ At the very least, it will give them the opportunity to pause briefly and check out what may be the world’s first orbiting work of art. Of the 1,000 or so functioning satellites that race around Earth every day, there isn’t one he knows of that also doubles as art, says veteran satellite builder Craig Clark, who runs the Scotland-based company preparing to launch this one from Kazakhstan on Oct. 29. “No one else is crazy enough,” the CEO of Clyde Space Ltd. said during a recent phone interview from his office in Glasgow. In building the small satellite that will monitor atmospheric conditions and send back photos and other information from 373 miles above Earth, he turned to Gibson and White and their popular iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles.
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Health insurance a travel necessity
Although only half of Canadians actually have it, travel health insurance is a good thing to get, whether you’re young or old, and travelling abroad, across Canada or just across the border. In August 2012, for example, Anna Leibenko, then 24, slipped on a catamaran sailing in the Adriatic Sea and had to be rushed to a neurosurgery hospital in Croatia for intensive emergency treatment. She had no travel insurance and friends in Canada had to pay the hospital bill and airlift her back to Canada.
In another case, a Canadian man was hit by a taxi while leaving the stadium after attending a Buffalo Bills football game in Buffalo. He sustained a brain injury that left him in a coma, unable to come back to Canada for several weeks. A public donors’ fund had to be set up to help the man’s family with what would likely be at least a six-figure hospital bill. “What makes these stories even more tragic for the families involved is that the burden of medical and transportation costs that accompanies these accidents and
illnesses abroad is so avoidable, and in the case of young, otherwise healthy people, travel insurance is so inexpensive and accessible,” said John Thain, president of the Travel Health Insurance Association of Canada. The cost of health care in the United States is well known. A broken leg in the U.S. can cost up to $20,000, while an air ambulance from Florida to Ontario can run up to $15,000.
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Company’s plans haven’t materialized, investors face scrutiny GREENTECH AUTOMOTIVE UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TUNICA, Miss. — Four years ago, a startup car company announced with great fanfare big plans for the Mississippi Delta: Using money from foreign investors and other sources, it would build a massive auto plant to churn out a new line of energy-efficient cars and bring thousands of jobs to the area. It seemed like a win for everyone involved. The foreign investors who plunked down at least $500,000 for the venture would get the opportunity to stay in the United States and a path to citizenship, an impoverished area of Mississippi would get some desperately needed jobs, the state would generate tax revenues, and the political leaders involved would be able to tout job-creation prowess. Today, the place where the plant was to be remains mostly vacant except for a temporary construction trailer. The company — GreenTech Automotive Inc. — is under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the probe is reverberating well beyond Mississippi’s borders, bringing scrutiny to a Virginia gubernatorial candidate and the company run by the brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Back in 2009, it was a big deal,” said 21-year-old casino employee Perry Turner, who lives across the highway from GreenTech’s mostly empty site in rural Tunica County. “I haven’t heard much else about it.” Some analysts say it was a risky business plan and foreign investors may have been more interested in an easy way to get a visa and a chance at citizenship than trying to support a venture that had a good chance to turn a profit or create jobs. In October 2009, GreenTech’s owner, Chinese businessman Xiaolin “Charles” Wang, unveiled four prototype cars during a flashy ceremony and promised to build a $2 billon plant in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Besides backing from foreign investors, some 100 acres were donated by Tunica County’s economic development foundation, at a cost of $1.8 million, and in 2011 the state gave a $3 million loan toward site preparation. For a time, the company’s chairman was politically connected heavyweight Terry McAuliffe, a close adviser to
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both former President Bill Clinton and his wife, a former Democratic national chairman. McAuliffe is now a contender for Virginia governor. The cars were supposed to start rolling off the assembly line in 2012. The company now hopes to start producing cars next year. And while they say they still plan to build a plant in Tunica County, all that was on the land on a recent afternoon was a construction trailer, a few pieces of equipment and a few workers strolling around. The company instead now uses a former elevator factory 30 miles away in Horn Lake. A McAuliffe spokesman said about 100 small electric vehicles were built by the time McAuliffe resigned from the company in December. The thousands of promised jobs have yet to materialize. “It takes time to build a brand new company in a capital-intensive industry like electric vehicles, and we will not cut corners on quality or safety as we progress. We have a plan. The plan is working. We’re sticking to it,” GreenTech said in a statement. The company said it has more than 100 workers and “once production is ramped up” should employ at least 350 — the same number of jobs required under the state loan agreement. Jeff Rent, a spokesman for the Mississippi Development Authority, said the company has assured the agency they’re on track to meet hiring goals. Industry analysts say the company faces hurdles to succeed. “A brand-new electric car company without an established U.S. partner, or global partner, is a lofty goal,” said Joe McCabe, president of AutomotiveCompass, which forecasts global vehicle and power train production. “They’re one of several other electric manufacturing startups entering a tough market. They have to come with something better to the game, not just an alsoran.” Other analysts say GreenTech exposes problems with a program used to attract foreign investors — known as the EB-5 visa program. David North, a fellow with the Center for Immigration Studies, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., that examines immigration policies, said the foreign investors in the EB-5 program are primarily motivated by a desire to get green cards for them and facturing and other industrial sectors.
HOUSING: InterpreINSURANCE: Government insurance tation depends on doesn’t cover much perspective A recent study on summer travel by BMO Insurance found that 83 per cent of Canadians plan to take a vacation this summer and spend an average of $3,073 on travel. However, only half of Canadians who travel purchase medical insurance before heading off, potentially leaving themselves and their families financially vulnerable to high costs should they get sick or have an accident while travelling. In Canada, government health insurance plans cover only a very small fraction of out-of-country health care costs, and all provincial health ministries and government of Canada travel websites strongly encourage all Canadian travellers leaving the country, even if for only a day, to buy private travel health insurance to cover health emergencies. Virtually all travel insurance plans in Canada offer generous benefits, some as high as $5 million per policy. They also include air or ground ambulance transportation back to Canada when necessary, direct payments to foreign hospitals and doctors, and coverage of virtually all hospital and medical costs for applicants who meet the eligibility and health requirements. Claims procedures can vary from policy to policy, so it’s important to know what the procedures are for your policy before leaving on your trip. The Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association recommends you file your claim promptly and supply the information that is required. Get all bills and medical evidence and call the emergency assistance line if one is provided. You may have to pay the costs up front and then seek reimbursement from your provincial health plan or insurance company when you return home. In other situations, out-of-country hospitals may bill your provincial plan or company directly. This is especially valuable if your bills are substantial. Most claims are resolved successfully. But if your claim is turned down and you disagree with the decision, you can appeal, especially if you have new information to add to the file. Travel insurance is readily available from most travel agents, brokers, motor leagues and companies specializing in travel insurance. “Travel insurance for Canadians leaving the country for even a short trip to a ball game or to go shopping or visit relatives is not a luxury item — it’s a necessity,” said Thain. “One slip on the ice or fall on a boat or an accident while crossing the street can generate medical bills that could potentially wipe out a family’s savings. It doesn’t have D to be that way.” I Talbot Boggs is a ToronL to-based business commuB nications professional who E has worked with national R news organizations, magaT zines and corporations in the finance, retail, manu-
Depending on whether you are an optimist or pessimist, this is either evidence of a soft or no landing, or a red flashing light. The government’s decision last week to put a limit on the issuing of mortgaged-backed securities is an indication that Ottawa views this development as anything but reassuring. “Arguably this is the second last thing anyone wanted to see in the housing sector, a re-acceleration,” Porter said. “That last thing people wanted to see was a hard landing.” Good news like strong home sales is potentially bad, says Porter, on the theory that Canadians are already drunk on housing, so imbibing more means the inevitable hangover will be all that much worse. Benjamin Tal, CIBC’s housing expert and deputy chief economist, wouldn’t go as far as Madani in predicting a price correction of as much as 25 per cent, but he agrees the time has come for caution. “If I was a speculator, I would not be buying,” he says. “The days of flipping houses and speculating on increasing prices are clearly coming to a close. We are in the ninth inning of this boom.” It’s been quite a ride. From January 2006 to June 2013, average home prices have risen from about $256,000 to almost $389,000, despite very low inflation and a little hiccup called the Great Recession. And, household debt from buying mortgages has ballooned to record levels above 160 per cent of disposable income. The ride must end, agrees Tal, the only issue being is will it crash or simply coast. So far, the consensus is on a slow coast, although the very real possibility of a hard crash has caused the Bank of Canada to put housing at the top of the list of domestic risks for the economy. While housing constitutes only about seven per cent of the economy, the number underscores its impact. Like a domino, if it topples, it triggers a chain reaction. Construction jobs are lost, household net worth diminishes, confidence drops and consumers start cutting back on other spending. On top of that, with families already highly indebted, defaults will almost certainly increase and lenders, such as banks, could find themselves taking enormous losses, dropping equity values, leading to tighter credit and slower growth. And on it goes in what economists call a re-inforcing negative feed-back loop. “If we were indeed to have a serious
‘IT TAKES TIME TO BUILD A BRAND NEW COMPANY IN A CAPITAL-INTENSIVE INDUSTRY LIKE ELECTRIC VEHICLES, AND WE WILL NOT CUT CORNERS ON QUALITY OR SAFETY AS WE PROGRESS. WE HAVE A PLAN. THE PLAN IS WORKING. WE’RE STICKING TO IT.’ — GREENTECH AUTOMOTIVE INC.
their families, not to find lucrative propositions. “So this EB-5 program by its very nature is often linked to second- and third-class investments,” he said. Under the EB-5 visa program, foreigners can invest $500,000 or $1 million in American business ventures depending on the location of the project. In GreenTech’s case, the program called for $500,000 investments. Under the rules of the program, each EB-5 investment must create at least 10 jobs. In exchange, the foreign investors get to stay in the United States for up to two years and can then apply for full citizenship, a speedier process than afforded to most other immigrants who must wait five years after establishing residency before being eligible for citizenship. The federal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Immigrant Investor Program also designates so-called “regional centres,” companies that have authorization to handle the company’s EB-5 investments — and can collect thousands of dollars in fees from foreign investors to process their visa applications. In this case, Gulf Coast Funds Management — a company headed by Tony Rodham, Hillary Clinton’s brother — is the designated “regional centre” and has raised 45.5 million from foreign investors for GreenTech, according to an internal immigration services document obtained by The Associated Press that outlines background information about the firm. Rodham has not responded to phone messages at Gulf setback in housing it would have pretty wide implications on the economy,” says BMO’s Porter. The consensus view is s2till that the market will slowly decelerate rather than brake hard, if only because the economy continues to grow, employment is holding up and most critically with interest rates at super-low levels, borrowing is cheap. But even Tal, who is in the soft-landing camp, acknowledges the danger. The housing market could stand to take a breather, he says. That may be a good thing, given the exposure young people face in trying to buy even a starter home in cities like Toronto and Vancouver. “I think the rental market will be stronger (going forward),” he predicts. “We in Canada, especially in big cities, are fixated on buying a house the moment you graduate from university or get married. That’s not the case in many other cities in the world, there young people don’t think it a crime to rent for a time.”
ART: Esoteric work going to the stars Their previous works include such esoteric efforts as overseeing a performance-art, paint-by-numbers project in 2010 that had 20,000 people affixing 2-inch-by-2-inch pixels to a wall to create a splashy, colorful mural for a conference of video game developers. A film of their efforts now resides in an art museum in Denver. “Hopefully, by doing some kind of quirky things like this we’ll get some kids interested in space. Rather than going on to doing war, they can do something that helps change the world and makes it a better place,” said Clark, who received a Member of the British Empire medal for his work this year from Queen Elizabeth. After some brainstorming, Gibson and White decided they wanted to do something directly related to space travel. Using Computer Generated Imagery to make the satellite look like an electrical charger circling Earth turned out to be pretty easy. Putting such a design on a 2-pound, shoebox-sized gizmo filled with wires, antennas, sensors, solar panels and other sensitive equipment proved far more challenging. First, something that would stand up to the wear and tear of being fired into space, then orbiting the Earth at 17,000 mph for 25 years had to
Coast Funds or a message sent to an email address listed in government reports submitted to the government. Hybrid Kinetic Motors, a predecessor to GreenTech, paid Gulf Coast $250,000 for assistance in setting up the EB-5 program, according to a lawsuit between Wang and his former partner. Regional centres collect additional fees for processing the investments. Of GreenTech’s 91 foreign investors, only one has received permanent residency status, according to an internal immigration services document obtained by the AP that outlines background information about the firm; the name of the investor was not disclosed. Simone Williams of GreenTech said “every one of our first two rounds of EB-5 investors was approved and their investment was released to GreenTech Automotive.” But she did not provide the number of investors. She said the government’s pace in approving foreign investors has slowed down plans to start construction at its Tunica County facility. Christopher Bentley, spokesman for immigration services, said in an email he couldn’t comment on details on the plans by GreenTech and Gulf Coast Funds. In May, the SEC subpoenaed unspecified documents from GreenTech and banking records from Gulf Coast, according to nearly 100 pages of documents recently released by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. The documents indicate GreenTech allegedly improperly guaranteed investors returns on their money. GreenTech has acknowledged receiving the subpoenas and said the company is co-operating with investigators. The Department of Homeland Security inspector general also is investigating allegations that USCIS director Alejandro Mayorkas— President Barack Obama’s pick for the No. 2 slot at DHS — used his influence to help Gulf Coast obtain a foreign investor visa for a Chinese executive. Since the 2009 groundbreaking, GreenTech has changed its business plan. Instead of producing versions of the four prototypes it showcased then, including hybrid cars, it now says its plant, when built, will have the capacity to make 30,000 electric vehicles each year, including a sedan and small electric vehicles known as MyCars. be used. And it couldn’t be paint, either, which would deteriorate over time and give off gas that could fog the satellite’s camera. So the images of computer buttons and a USB port, along with the words, “Greetings Beleaguered Space Traveler. Welcome to the Universe’s First Celestial Charging Station,” had to be etched right onto the satellite’s side. That limited the use of colour to the orange, black and white that the satellite’s panels really look like. Still, Gibson and White managed to come up with a splashy, colorful and surprisingly realistic looking charger; one with white buttons and a USB port contained on a bright, meticulously detailed orange background. Unfortunately it’s unlikely anybody on Earth will ever see the work once it enters orbit. It’s etched onto the side of the satellite that will be pointing heavenward, Clark said, and even if it wasn’t, tracking something the size of a loaf of bread at that speed would be no easy task. “But we’ll take plenty of pictures before we launch it,” he said with a laugh. Whether the result will be absolutely the world’s first orbiting space work is open to some debate. Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell notes that American Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, is an accomplished painter. So is Russian Alexey Leonov, the first person to walk in space. Either might have doodled while they were up there. He also noted that a South Korean artist’s home-built satellite was launched in February. There was no artful design attached to it, but it did contain lights that were supposed to illuminate in a colorful, artful pattern. Unfortunately, from what space watchers can see, those lights don’t appear to have ever come on since it left Earth.
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China battles breast-feeding rates NATION AMONG THE WORLD’S LOWEST AMID TAINTED FORMULA SCARES BY DIDI TANG THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BEIJING — With her one-day-old son propped against her in a hospital bed nursing, Qi Wenjuan says she has no desire to feed her child with infant formula. “I don’t trust baby formula,” the first-time mother said, lying in the maternity ward of Beijing’s Tiantan Hospital. “There are too many quality problems.” Qi, however, is in the minority in China, where most newborns are fed — sometimes exclusively — with infant formula within the first six months of their lives. China’s rates of breast-feeding are among the world’s lowest. But health workers and the government are trying to revive the practice, and a drumbeat of safety scares over commercially produced milk is giving them new leverage. Visitors to Internet forums for new parents are posting comments about the benefits of breast-feeding and the potential hazards with formula. “The risks of formula feeding are increasingly clear to the Chinese public,” Dr. Robert Scherpbier, chief of health and nutrition for UNICEF China, said in an email this week. His comment came after China’s government ordered a recall of formula imported from New Zealand because of contamination fears. “How many infant formula crises do we still need to convince mothers and policy makers that breast is best?” Scherpbier said. Only about 28 per cent of Chinese infants younger than 6 months are breast-fed exclusively, well below the global average of about 40 per cent, according to UNICEF China. China’s Cabinet has announced a goal of raising that to at least 50 per cent by 2020. Official initiatives include a joint effort by UNICEF and the government’s National Center for Women’s and Children’s Health to encourage Chinese employers to add rooms for new mothers to breast-feed in hopes of encouraging the practice. “Breast-feeding is safe, universally available and free,” Scherpbier said. “So there is no reason why mothers should use infant formula when they can breast-feed.” Health experts say breast-feeding is the best source of nutrition for newborns, increasing babies’ immune systems and reducing their chances of obesity in adulthood. They also say breast-fed children have higher IQs and are less likely to have chronic diseases such as diabetes. Breast-feeding rates in China began to drop in the 1970s with the introduction of baby formula and hit a low in the ’80s, according to a study by Dr. Colin Binns of Australia’s Curtin University and his Chinese colleagues published in the International Breastfeeding Journal in 2009. “Probably because of aggressive marketing of imported baby milk powder, people thought the baby formula was more nutritious,” said nurse Yang
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Chinese new mother Qi Wenjuan holds her one-day-old son’s hand while breastfeeding him at Tiantan Hospital’s maternity ward in Beijing, China. China’s rates of breastfeeding are among the world’s lowest. But health workers and the government are trying to revive the tradition, and a drumbeat of safety scares over commercially produced milk is giving them new leverage. Xiaoping, a 24-year veteran of Tiantan Hospital’s maternity ward. China’s exclusive breast-feeding rates might have declined in recent years, Scherpbier said. However, data that would make the trend clear are not available. Many Chinese workplaces give new mothers no way to nurse. Urban mothers usually get no more than four months of maternity leave. Women from the countryside who move to the city to work leave babies with grandparents who have no choice but to use powdered formula. Tiantan Hospital encourages breastfeeding by putting mothers and their newborns in the same room instead of putting infants in a nursery. The nurses’ station has pamphlets promoting breast-feeding, and diagrams on the walls of patient rooms show postures for nursing. Each morning, nurses using dolls show mothers how to breastfeed in one-on-one sessions. “No mother can get it right on their first try, so our nurses always adjust postures by hand to make sure they do it right,” Yang said. Elsewhere, many Chinese hospitals fail to encourage breast-feeding. Dairy companies energetically promote formula. Free samples are widely available in maternity wards despite laws prohibiting the practice. Adver-
tising encourages parents to see it as helping children become stronger and smarter. A report this year by Save the Children, a British charity, said 40 per cent of the Chinese mothers it interviewed had been contacted directly by salespeople for baby food companies. Rising rates of obesity among Chinese children also might be linked to use of infant formula, said Binns. “They are bombarded with baby formula ads, and the mothers want the best for their children,” he said. China’s infant formula market has grown from about $1 billion in 2002 to $9 billion this year, according to UNICEF. That is forecast to rise to $13 billion by 2015. Parents who could afford it switched to more expensive imported formula after six babies died in 2008 and thousands were sickened due to Chineseproduced milk that was tainted with the industrial chemical melamine. But confidence in foreign supplies was shaken this week after Beijing ordered a recall of formula from Fonterra Co-operative Group after the New Zealand supplier said it might be tainted with bacteria that can cause botulism. The recall has sent shockwaves through New Zealand. The dairy industry is a key part of the country’s
economy, and China is its biggest milk export market. Use of wet nurses — women who breast-feed other families’ children — also is on the rise. These women are sought out by young mothers who don’t want to use formula but cannot produce enough milk of their own or worry about the impact of nursing on their figures. “It’s been growing at 20 per cent every year,” said Jia Xixian, an agent in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen who helps clients find wet nurses. In Beijing, Qi breast-fed her baby for the first time shortly after birth. “I let him find the nipple, and he found it instinctively,” Qi recalled. “There was a little pain, but I could take it. It was an oddly nice feeling, and all of a sudden I felt like a mother and that I could not be separated from the child.” A tiny bolster propped up the newborn as Qi described what she saw as other benefits of breast-feeding: It saves money and will help her recover from childbirth, and she believes it will help the baby to grow better. But Qi, an intensive care nurse at the same hospital, worries about what will happen when she returns to work about four months from now. “I think it will be more troublesome to feed him after that,” Qi said.
Scientists find MERS-like antibodies in camels TORONTO — European scientists have uncovered a clue to the mystery of where the new MERS coronavirus resides in nature, reporting evidence that dromedary camels can be infected with the virus. The finding is the first confirmation of MERS infection in a species other than humans, though it does not prove that the animals are the source of infections in people, the authors were quick to say. “I think it shows that something — either MERS or something that looks very similar to it — has been going around in camels, and that that really needs to be looked at as a possible source. “That’s as far as we can go, I would say,” senior author Dr. Marion Koopmans said in an interview about the study, published in this week’s issue of Lancet Infectious Diseases. Koopmans and colleagues found antibodies to MERS or a closely related coronavirus in the blood of camels from Oman on the Arabian Peninsula and also on the Canary Islands, an archipelago off northwestern Africa which is part of Spain. The fact that camels may be a source of the virus adds urgency to the task of finding out how people are getting infected and trying to prevent future infections. That’s because the animals are among a number slaughtered for sacrifice as part of the Hajj, the massive annual pilgrimage that draws several million Muslims to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. All Muslims who are able are required by their faith to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime. To complete the responsibilities of the Hajj, each pilgrim must participate in the sacrifice of an animal. That participation often takes the form of contributing to the cost of buying and slaughtering the animal and then distributing the cooked meat to family members and the poor.
The animal sacrifices take place during Eid al Adha — the feast of sacrifice — that concludes the Hajj. This year the pilgrimage will occur in early to mid-October. “Given that animal sacrifice is an essential and a mandatory component of the Hajj of the pilgrims ... finding an answer as quickly as possible would be quite important,” said Dr. Kamran Khan, an infectious diseases physician at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital who specializes in using airline traffic data to predict the global movement of diseases. “I do think what this really does is helps guide some of the further investigations now. But there is certainly some time sensitivity around it.” The World Health Organization’s lead expert on the MERS virus agreed getting answers sooner rather than later would be a good idea in light of the fast-approaching Hajj. “If this virus is actually transmitting and circulating in camels and-or other animals, that could be a time of exposure,” said Dr. Anthony Mounts. “It does mean that we need to do the investigations to find out the routes of transmission.” A number of scientific teams have been looking for the source of the virus, which is assumed to originate in bats. Given that humans don’t interact often or readily with bats, the working hypothesis has been that a bat virus moved into one or several animal species, and those infected animals are somehow exposing humans to the virus. That is what happened with the SARS virus, which is also a coronavirus. Koopmans, a veterinarian and virologist who heads the virology lab of the infectious disease centre of the Dutch National Institute of Public Health, worked with colleagues to look for the virus in blood samples from a variety of animals, both from within the Middle East and further afield. The samples had been taken for other reasons — testing for other animal diseases — and were made available
to her team for the MERS study. She said her group is in talks with officials of Qatar and Jordan — which have also had MERS cases — to do animal testing there. In addition to the camels, the scientists looked for MERS antibodies in blood samples from cattle, sheep, goats and other camelids — animals in the same family as camels such as alpacas and llamas. These other animals were from Spain, the Netherlands and Chile. None of the non-camels tested positive for MERS antibodies. But of 50 camels from Oman, all tested positive. And about 14 per cent of 104 camels from the Canary Islands also tested positive for the virus. Oman is a neighbour of Saudi Arabia, which has reported the lion’s share of MERS cases. Oman has not reported human cases of MERS, but Mounts said the country has a good surveillance system and has been looking for the infection. Koopmans said finding evidence of prior infection in camels doesn’t rule out the possibility that other animals may also be susceptible to the virus or may be the source or sources of human exposure. Both she and Mounts said it would be important to test other animals from MERS-affected countries to try to get an idea of the range of animals that might be susceptible to the virus and which may play a part in spread of the virus.
The study says the team also looked for live MERS virus in the camel blood samples as well as in dung samples, but did not find any. That isn’t surprising given that antibodies signal prior, not ongoing, infection. Still, recovering live virus from an animal would have allowed the scientists to compare its genetic sequence to the viruses isolated from human cases to see if the same virus was causing infections in both species. Koopmans admitted to being worried the findings might trigger anticamel sentiment in the region. In the early days of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu pandemic, pork sales plummeted in some places and Egypt even ordered the mass slaughter of pigs in Cairo. But Mounts said he has another worry. Camels are so important in the Middle East — they provide meat and milk, they are transport and beasts of burden, some are raced like horses and some are kept as pets — that Mounts is concerned some people won’t want to believe they may be playing a role in the spread of the virus. “For the racing industry and the food industry and all of these other things I have a bigger concern that people just won’t want to accept the results,” he said. “And I do think the results are enough that it means that we really should actively pursue this lead.”
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‘Not getting married until everyone can’ HETEROSEXUAL COUPLES WHO POSTPONED WEDDINGS UNTIL GAY MARRIAGE WAS LEGAL PLAN TO SAY ’I DO!’ court ruling. A few days later, McCrory proposed. There’s just one more hurdle before they marry. McCrory is running for state Assembly in a Sept. 17 primary, “so we’re waiting for the election to be over.” ••• As a feminist, lawyer Nora Carroll, 31, says she has philosophical objections to “the institution of marriage and what it means for women.” She’s also “more anti-marriage” than her partner of five years, Colin Asher, 32, though he grew up with a nonconformist mom who never married his dad. But gradually the Brooklyn, N.Y., couple realized they were missing out on some of the legal benefits of being married. When Asher, a writer who now teaches community college, was unemployed, he couldn’t get health insurance through Carroll’s employer, which offers domestic partner benefits for gay couples, but not straight ones. Still, they decided to postpone marriage until gay marriage was legal. After the court ruling, Carroll said the idea of marriage seemed “more palatable. ... It was very exciting to be planning a wedding and not have to think about it taking advantage of my heterosexual privilege.” Their ceremony at City Hall will be followed by a party, where their adorable 18-month-old son Dante will likely get as much attention as the bride and groom. ••• The court ruling prompted actress Kristen Bell to tweet to her fiance Dax Shepard: “(at)daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo marriageequality loveislove.” Bell’s spokeswoman Sarah Fuller said they have not set a date. Lena Dunham, star and creator of HBO’s “Girls,” whose boyfriend is fun. band member Jack Antonoff, also tweeted after the court decision: “No one be shocked if I get married and pregnant with a daughter today in a slightly premature fit of joy americathebeautiful.” Dunham’s representative did not respond to a query on a wedding date. No word on nuptials from Angelina Jolie, either, despite her fiance Brad Pitt telling The Hollywood Reporter last year they were in a hurry: “We made this declaration some time ago that we weren’t going to do it till everyone can. But I don’t think we’ll be able to hold out.”
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NEW YORK — No, it wasn’t just an excuse to avoid getting hitched: Some heterosexual couples who postponed their weddings until gay couples had the right to marry are now making plans to say “I do.” And we’re not talking celebrities like Brangelina, Lena Dunham and Kristen Bell, all of whom vowed not to marry until gay marriage was legal. None of them have rushed to announce wedding dates. Instead, it’s ordinary folks who wasted no time following through on their pledges. Here are a few of their stories. ••• Staci Dennett, 25, is white. 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Christina Stephens sits on a couch wearing her prosthetic leg and next to a prosthetic leg she made out of Legos at her home in St. Louis. After Stephens had her leg amputated below the knee following an accident last winter, she decided to put her Lego-building skills to work by making a prosthetic leg out of the children’s toy and has become an Internet sensation in the process.
Lego leg video goes viral BY JIM SALTER THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. LOUIS — As a child, Christina Stephens filled her parents’ basement with Lego castles and pirate ships. When she put her Lego-building skills to work last month making a prosthetic leg out of the children’s toy, she became an Internet sensation. Stephens, 31, lost her left foot in an accident this winter and decided to combine her clinical expertise as an occupational therapist with her own experience of losing a limb to help others dealing with amputations. Stephens, who is small, athletic and seemingly always upbeat, began a series of YouTube videos and a Facebook page under the name “AmputeeOT,” in which she addresses issues that many new amputees struggle with.
Among them are how to swim with and without a prosthetic, deal with phantom limb pain, and clean an amputation site and prosthetic liner. But it was her construction of a prosthetic leg out of hundreds of Lego pieces that made her an Internet star. The YouTube video has more than 1.3 million views since it was posted in early July. “I thought my Legos video had some viral potential but I had no idea it would explode like it did,” she said. Stephens has a knack for building and fixing things. In January, she was changing the brake pads on her Prius in her St. Louis garage when the car slipped off its jack stand and landed on her left foot. Her husband, Christopher, used a hydraulic jack to lift the car off her and then rushed her to the hospital. She figured the foot was probably bro-
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ken, but no worse. “It didn’t look that bad,” Stephens recalled. Within weeks, though, her toes and other parts of her foot turned grey, then black. Her surgeon believed he could save the foot, but there was no guarantee it would be functional, Stephens said. “He wanted to do a partial foot amputation with multiple skin grafts over my foot and ankle, possible fusions,” she recalled. In addition to her work as a therapist, Stephens is a clinical researcher at Washington University. So rather than fret over her loss, she turned to research to decide if she’d be better off with a damaged foot or without the foot. The foot was numb yet painful, and knowing the pain may not go away if she kept the foot, she chose amputation. The foot was re-
moved Feb. 26. She was joking with colleagues in her research lab about the kinds of prosthetic leg she should use — a pirate peg and zombie leg were mentioned. One colleague joked that she should build one out of Legos. She liked the idea of putting her childhood skills to the test, and she still had all of the Lego that her mother had amassed over the years, mostly through yard sales. It took Stephens about two hours to shoot the time-lapse video in her south St. Louis home. In it, she constructs a colorful prosthetic leg, albeit one of no practical use: When she stands up on it, the foot crumbles. The Lego leg wasn’t meant to be functional. “The video is sort of a metaphor for rebuilding your life after a disability,” Stephens said. “But you can’t really walk on it.”
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BACK AT PRACTICE New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith has fully participated in practice despite a sore right ankle that shortened his NFL debut at Detroit on Friday night. Smith twisted the ankle on a play in the third quarter of the Jets’ 26-17 loss, but he says an X-ray and MRI exam revealed “great results” and calls it a “little ankle injury.” Smith was cleared by the Jets’ trainers Sunday morning. He had a solid practice with the first-team offence and threw consecutive touchdown passes to Konrad Reuland in goal-line drills. Smith, competing with Mark Sanchez for the starting job, says he is not completely healed and was “slower” on drop backs. But he says it was important for his teammates to see him tough out minor injuries.
● Senior men’s baseball: Printing Place Padres at Lacombe Stone and Granite, 7 p.m.; North Star Sports vs. Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends, doubleheader starting at 7 p.m., Great Chief Park.
RAONIC CAN’T GET PAST NADAL IN ROGERS CUP FINAL TO KEEP CANADIANS WITHOUT TITLE FOR 55 YEARS BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Milos Raonic called it a learning experience. It certainly wasn’t the victory party the Uniprix Stadium crowd was hoping for as Rafael Nadal took only one hour eight minutes to down Canada’s top tennis player 6-2, 6-2 in the US$3.49 million Rogers Cup final on Sunday. But it had taken 55 years for a Canadian just to get to the final of the country’s biggest tournament, so Raonic had much to celebrate despite the defeat. For one, by reaching the final he will be ranked 10th in the world when the next rankings appear Monday morning, making him the first Canadian to crack the top-10. He will be the youngest player in the top 10 as well. “The tournament overall was a great thing,” the 22-yearold from Thornhill, Ont., said. “There were a lot of situations that I’m very happy with the way I dealt with them, and there were a lot of learning experiences through it all. “A lot of stepping stones that I need to do in my career happened this week, so that’s great. The match, obviously I’m a little disappointed with myself. I would have hoped to deal with that situation a little bit better.” The last Canadian to reach the final of what was then called the Canadian Open, the now 81-year-old Robert Bedard of Sherbrooke, Que., was among the more than 11,000 at centre court to see the power-serving Raonic meticulously taken apart by fourth-seeded Nadal’s service returns and brilliant baseline play. Nadal, one of the world’s best
who was playing for the first time since his first-round loss at Wimbledon in June, posted his eighth tournament win this year and the 58th of his career. He sees Raonic as one of the rising talents in the sport. “With his serve, his chance to be in the top 10 for a long time is very good,” the Spaniard said. “Then what you need is to work on the mental part and in the game from the baseline, to try to play the right way on the important points. “I think he will do it. He’s still young. He’s having great results. This week is going to be very important for him and for tennis in Canada in general.” It was an unprecedented week for Canada, which already reached a milestone in April when it defeated Italy to make the Davis Cup semifinals for the first time. Of the six Canadians in the Rogers Cup main draw, a record five got to the second round. Then Raonic and Vernon, B.C., native Vasek Pospisil became the first two Canadians to make the semifinals of an ATP Tour tournament since Andrew Sznajder and Martin Wostenholme in 1990 in Rio de Janeiro. They played each other in a semifinal, a cliffhanger that went to a third-set tiebreaker. So the one-sided loss in the final stung, but it was still a big week as he made the final for the first time in a Masters series event, one level below the grand slams. Raonic had worn different coloured Davis Cup-style shirts with a maple leaf over the heart all week, but saved a red-andwhite one for the final.
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Dufner tames Oak Hill for first major
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● Senior men’s baseball: Lacombe Stone and Granite vs. The Hideout Rays, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2. ● Sunburst/Provincial senior AAA baseball: Fort Saskatchewan Athletics at Red Deer Riggers, third game of best-of-five final, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.
● Sunburst/Provincial senior AAA baseball: Red Deer Riggers at Fort Saskatchewan Athletics, fourth game of best-of-five final, if necessary, 7 p.m.
● Senior men’s baseball: The Hideout Rays vs. Printing Place Padres, Lacombe Stone and Granite vs. Gary Moe Volkswagen Legends, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2.
● Soccer: Provincial U16 Tier 2 girls and boys championships, games at 6 and 8 p.m., Edgar Park. ● Sunburst/Provincial senior AAA baseball: Fort Saskatchewan Athletics at Red Deer Riggers, fifth game of best-of-five final, if necessary, 7:30 p.m., Great Chief Park.
● Soccer: Provincial U16 Tier 2 girls and boys championships, games at 9 and 11 a.m., 3 and 5 p.m., Edgar Park.
● Soccer: Provincial U16 Tier 2 girls and boys championships, games at 8 and 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m., Edgar Park.
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Canada’s Milos Raonic returns to Rafael Nadal from Spain during the final at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Sunday in Montreal. Nadal won 6-2, 6-2.
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Jason Dufner kisses the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at Oak Hill Country Club, Sunday, in Pittsford, N.Y.
PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Jason Dufner finally cracked a smile, raised both arms and gave a slight pump of the fist, saving all that emotion for a big occasion. He won the PGA Championship. Dufner played the kind of golf that wins majors Sunday with a steady diet of fairways and greens that made it too tough for Jim Furyk or anyone else to catch him. Even with bogeys on the last two holes at Oak Hill, Dufner closed with a 2-under 68 to capture his first major and atone for a meltdown two years ago in Atlanta. “It’s been a tough day. It was a long day. Tough golf course,” Dufner said. “It probably hasn’t hit me yet. I can’t believe this is happening to me. ... I just decided that I was going to be confident and really put my best foot forward and play aggressive and try to win this thing. I wasn’t going to just kind of play scared or soft. “I’m happy to get the job done. It’s a big step in my career.” Dufner wasn’t sure he would get another chance after the 2011 PGA Championship, when he blew a four-shot lead with four holes to play and lost in a playoff to Keegan Bradley. He wasn’t about to let this one get away. Dufner won by playing a brand of golf that matches the bland expression on his face. It wasn’t exciting. It didn’t need to be. The turning point at Oak Hill was the final two holes — on the front nine. Dufner made a short birdie on the eighth hole
to take a one-shot lead, and Furyk made bogey on the ninth hole to fall two shots behind. Furyk, a 54-hole leader for the second time in as many years in a major, couldn’t make up any ground with a procession of pars along the back nine. He finally made a 12-foot birdie putt on the 16th, but only after Dufner spun back a wedge to 18 inches for a sure birdie. Furyk also made bogey on the last two holes, taking two chips to reach the 17th green and coming up short into mangled rough short of the 18th green, where all he could do was hack it onto the green. Furyk closed with a 71 to finish three shots behind. “I have a lot of respect for him and the way he played today,” Furyk said. “I don’t know if it makes anything easy, or less easy. But I don’t look at it as I lost the golf tournament. I look at it as I got beat by somebody that played better today.” Dufner finished at 10-under 270, four shots better than the lowest score in the five previous majors at Oak Hill. Jack Nicklaus won the 1980 PGA Championship at 274. Henrik Stenson, trying to become the first Swede to win a men’s major title, pulled within two shots on the 13th hole and was poised to make a run until his tee shot settled on a divot hole in the 14th fairway. He chunked that flip wedge into a bunker and made bogey and closed with a 70 to finish alone in third.
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Buccaneers fire blanks in playoff loss BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Stars 15 Buccaneers 3 LACOMBE — It was a disappointing end to what was a very good Alberta Football League season for the Central Alberta Buccaneers. The Buccaneers, who posted a 5-1 regular season record and finished in second place, couldn’t find any consistent offence and fell 15-3 to the St. Albert Stars in the league semifinal before an excellent crowd at MEGlobal Park Sunday afternoon. It was a bit of a surprising outcome considering the Bucs downed the Stars 45-14 in their regular season meeting. ‘They didn’t do anything different, but they executed much better,” said Buccaneers head coach Duane Brown. “But then we didn’t execute as well. When you have a game plan in position and make mistakes it hurts you.”
What hurt the Bucs more than anything was a lack of execution on offence. They turned the ball over five times, including four interceptions by quarterback Byron Stearns. “When we did try to get things going we’d shoot ourselves in the foot,” said Brown. “We had too many turnovers and we didn’t seem to have our heads in it as we’d call a play and someone wouldn’t run the right pattern. Or we’d call no huddle and two guys would huddle up.” Long time veteran Josh Achtemichuk, who moved to defence full time after playing on both sides of the ball, knows you can’t be making mistakes at this time of the season., “Our offence sputtered and we had turnovers at bad times,” he said. “The other team didn’t make mistakes.” As it was the Buccaneers defence held them in the game and the Central Alberta crew took a 3-0 lead into the dressing room on a 29-yard field goal by
Tylor Johnson on the final play of the half. Johnson missed a field goal midway through the third quarter and set the stage for the best drive of the game and the Stars first touchdown. The Stars drove the ball 90 yards on seven plays with quarterback Troy Pappas bulling in from the one on third down. The big play was a 65-yard pass and run play between Pappas and Warabek Guwop on a second down play from the Stars 26. The Buccaneers then turned the ball over on an interception and a fumble their next two possessions, but the defence held the fort and kept it close. The Stars finally broke through with their second major at 6:40 of the fourth quarter when Pappas once again went in from the one. The play followed a very questionable pass interference call in the end zone. “I wasn’t overly trilled with our defence the first couple of
series in the game, but then we did run into some penalty trouble,” said Brown. “The defence was very consistent as it has been all season. It’s the heart and soul of this team. The inconsistent offence was the back breaker.” Brown also gave credit to the Stars defence. “Their No. 27 (Devaughn Harper) was outstanding. He played with the (Lloydminster) Vandals last year when they won the Canadian championship and he came over the Stars halfway through this season and brought that attitude with him. They were a different team with him.” Achtemichuk agreed. “They played with a lot more intensity than they did the first time here,” he said. “The first time they didn’t appear as if they wanted to play.” Despite the loss Achtemichuk can look back at a good season,.
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Williams wins third Rogers Cup ENDS ROMANIAN CIRSTEA’S CINDERELLA RUN WITH STRAIGHT SETS VICTORY BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOSCOW — His legs were hurting, the rain was pouring and he was trailing late in the race. Doesn’t matter. This is Usain Bolt. And nothing gets in the way of him and first place, especially when he’s driven as he was Sunday in the 100-meter final at the world championships. Bolt blew by Justin Gatlin with about 30 metres to go and never glanced back. He also didn’t even crack a smile when he crossed the finish line because this took a lot more work than the world’s fastest sprinter usually needs. Gatlin was second and Bolt’s Jamaican teammate, Nesta Carter, took third. Of all Bolt’s titles, this one will have a special meaning, considering he false-started two years ago in the final to lose his crown.Now, it’s his again. “It’s always great to get back your title,” said Bolt, who won in 9.77 seconds. “I’m happy with myself I got it done.” Many of Bolt’s top rivals were missing from the field. Gone were Tyson Gay (doping offence) and Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake, who was the reigning champion but skipped the worlds because of an injured hamstring. Shortly after the race, Bolt sauntered around the track with his country’s flag tied around his neck like a cape. These days, he has to be the Superman of his sport. Given all the recent doping scandals, track needs someone to save the day. For now, he will settle for blowing away the dark cloud over his proud sprinting nation, which saw some of its most decorated sprinters fall from grace. Asafa Powell, Sherone Simpson and Veronica Campbell-Brown all tested positive for a banned substance and weren’t at the worlds. “I’m just doing my part by running fast, winning titles and letting the world know you can do it clean,” Bolt said. “My focus is to continue doing what I do.” And that means running fast times, even on a drenched track. What started as a steady drizzle turned into a downpour just before the gun sounded. So much so that Bolt clowned around when he was introduced to the crowd, pretending to open an umbrella. Really, though, rain doesn’t bother him. Not in the least. Neither does anything else, like falling behind early. He knew he might trail Gatlin at the halfway mark, because Bolt has never been a good starter and may have been extra cautious considering what happened in South Korea two years ago. In the lane next to him, Gatlin got off to a great start and thought he might have enough in the tank to beat Bolt, just as he did two months ago in Rome. “Then I saw these long legs coming up on my right side,” Gatlin said. “He’s great. He’s just great.” These two aren’t exactly the best of friends, but after the race, Gatlin congratulated Bolt, who had some kind words in return. “For him to say to me, ’Hey, you’re the guy who pushes me to go even faster.’ I’m honoured in that,” Gatlin said. “But I thought I had it for a second.”
It appeared to work momentarily as Cirstea won four straight points to break back and held serve at 3-2 to get back in the match. But Williams quickly removed any chance of an upset, winning two straight games and acing a set point winner for 6-2. “The start was not as bad as the scored showed,” said Cirstea. “The first three games I had really good chances so I could have been up three-love. Suddenly I found myself down three-love. I know the score seems quite tough but there were moments when I felt the match was closer than it seemed.” With shouts of “Sorana” and “Serena” volleying back and forth around the stadium like tennis balls, splashes of Romania’s blue, yellow and red could be seen dotting the almost-full Rexall Centre stands on a warm, sunny afternoon. “I was surprised to see how many Romanians there were out there and how many flags I’ve seen,” said Cirstea. “It was an incredible atmosphere and it made me feel like home when they were screaming,
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RAONIC: Standing ovation When he walked onto the court, he got a standing ovation. “That was one of the most special feelings I’ve had in my career to this date,” he said. “I even got a little bit of goosebumps from that. I’m very, very grateful to have that memory and that experience here.” The crowd stayed with him despite the beating. Nadal had two service breaks in a quick first set, including one game that Raonic led 40-0. The Canadian wasted three break points on Nadal’s serve in the fourth game of the second set and saw his chance to make a contest of it slip away. His best weapon, his serve, was not on form. He got only 50 per cent of his first serves in, and had only four aces. “I was trying more to serve hard rather than hitting spots,” he said. “I wasn’t getting the percentages I needed on my first serve. “Obviously, (Nadal) was playing great. He wasn’t making many errors, if any. But at some points, I wasn’t making him play enough, or waiting for the right shot. I think I was rushing a lot in the first set and a half. “But you live and learn. It’s an experience I can learn a lot from and I’m sure I will.” Asked to comment on Raonic, Bedard says he has a bright future but needs to work on his game. “His return of serve is his weakness, for sure,” said Bedard, who still plays doubles a few times per week. “He relies too much on his serve. “If I were his coach, and I’m not close to that, I wouldn’t let him serve for a while and just make him play and improve on the other shots that he has. One thing he might not be able to improve as much as he should, as much as Pospisil will, is that his mobility is not that great. But that can improve also.” Nadal, who is 4-0 against Raonic in his career, won $547,300, while Raonic took in $268,350. Nadal stretched his record for wins in Masters series tournaments to 25 with his fourth this year. He is 48-3 and has reached the final of 10 out of 11 tournaments played in 2013. Raonic and Pospisil are slated to play this week in Cincinnati.
PGA: Flat-lined In his last three tournaments — two majors and a World Golf Championship — Stenson has two runnerups and a third. David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., finished the tournament in a tie for 47th place. Jonas Blixt, another Swede, also had a 70 and finished fourth. Masters champion Adam Scott never made a serious of move and shot 70 to tie for fifth. Defending champion Rory McIlroy made triple bogey on the fifth hole to lose hope, those he still closed with a 70 and tied for eighth, his first top 10 in a major this year. Dufner two-putted for bogey on the 18th from about 10 feet and shook hands with Furyk as if he had just completed a business deal. He hugged his wife, Amanda, and gave her a love tap on the tush
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BUCS: Came a long way “We came a long way from the start of the season, too bad we came out flat in the one we needed,” he said. “We were off almost three weeks and that didn’t help, but we also had a lack of players out to practice. We needed everyone there. I think we were lulled to sleep a bit.” Achtemichuk is one of the veterans who won’t be around for much longer. “I can see us having a bigger turnover as guys like (Dave) Henderson, (Kerry) Lynch and Achtemichuk have been around for a decade and won’t be around much longer,” said Brown. “Hopefully we get the main core back, but we also need the younger guys to step up, Many of them did this year and we need that to continue.” “If we keep the main core together we’ll have a contender again next year,” said Achtemichuk. “Early on we were labelled a joke, but here we are. It’s encouraging this year, but some of us won’t be here much longer.” Stearns managed to connect on 12 of 28 passes for 143 yards with Johnson grabbing three passes for 40 yards and Matt Merkley three for 33 yards before he was injured. Pappas was good on eight of 22 for 122 yards and running back Craig Carr carried the ball 19 times for 78 yards. email@example.com
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with the cameras rolling. Asked if he had ever been nervous, she replied, “If he has been, he’s never told me.” That’s what gives Dufner is own personality on the PGA Tour. His pulse didn’t appear to be any different on the opening tee shot than when he stood on the 18th hole. “I would say I was pretty flat-lined for most of the day,” he said. Among the first to greet Dufner was Bradley, who beat him in the PGA playoff at Atlanta and was behind the “Dufnering” craze from earlier this year. Dufner went to an elementary school in Dallas as part of a charity day as defending champion in the Byron Nelson Classic. A photo showed him slumped against the wall in the classroom next to the children, his eyes glazed over, as the teacher taught them about relaxation and concentration techniques. The pose was mimicked all over the country, giving Dufner some celebrity for his zombie appearance. Now he’s known for something far more important. Dufner became the sixth player to win a major with a round of 63, joining Tiger Woods, Greg Norman, Raymond Floyd, Nicklaus and Johnny Miller. He is the third first-time major champion of the year, and the 15th champion in the last 19 majors who had never won the big one. Woods is responsible for the latest trend, mainly because he’s not winning them at the rate he once was.
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supporting me and saying positive things. I’m looking forward to coming back here.” The vocal contingent cheering on Cirstea didn’t have much to go on in the second set. Williams broke out of the gate using her trademark power strokes to keep Cirstea running and ripped a 199 m.p.h. ace to hold serve at 2-0. Cirstea, with her head hanging low, again called over Cahill for motivation, but it did little this time as Williams eased through the final four games and wrapped up the match in just over an hour. Williams gets $426,000 for the win while Cirstea will take home $213,000 — almost half her prize money earned so far this year. Cirstea teared up during the trophy presentation and graciously expressed her admiration for Williams. “Usually I’m quite emotional,” said the Romanian. “Of course I was disapointed because I wanted to play better, so it’s mixed feelings out there. I think even if I won today I would still be crying.”
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Serena Williams, right, of the United States poses for photographs after winning the Rogers Cup defeating Sorana Cirstea, left, of Romania in Toronto on Sunday.
TORONTO — Serena Williams insists it’s not as easy as it looks. The top-seeded American breezed to her third Rogers Cup title with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over unseeded Romanian Sorana Cirstea in Sunday’s final, giving Williams her eighth WTA title of the year and 54th of her career. She didn’t drop a set all week at the $2.369-million tournament and lost only 22 games, almost half of which came against third-seed Agnieszka Radwanska in a semifinal match which proved to be the only real test for the world No. 1 in Toronto. With the absence of top-five players Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka, and the early exit of Wimbledon champ Marion Bartoli, all due to injury, Williams’s path to the title was made considerably less obstructed. But with expectation comes pressure, and Williams proved more than up to the task. “No tournament is ever easy, especially being in the position I am in,” said Williams. “The tournament starts and they expect you to win. And the tournament is like, ’you’re going to be in the final and after your semifinal I want you to do this, and you have to do this and this press.’ Who knows if I’ll even make it to the semifinals? “It’s a lot of pressure. It’s not easy.” Williams says she likes where her game it as heading towards the U.S Open, where she is the defending champion, and she’ll look to use this victory as momentum this week in Cincinnati. Despite only having lost one match since March, a stunning early exit at Wimbledon, Williams says there’s still room for improvement. “For me it’s always about constantly improving and never saying ’I did great and I can be satisfied,”’ she said. “I did great (today), but what can I do better? What can I improve on? That’s what I always strive for. “When I get satisfied, and for a lot of players, the (playing) level goes down.” Cirstea, meanwhile, had a breakthrough tournament, having ousted two former world No. 1s in Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki before dethroning defending champion Petra Kvitova in the quarters, then fourth-seed Li Na of China in the semifinals. She was appearing in only her third WTA final and looking to build on her only title, won way back in 2008 at Tashkent. “For me it’s been a really positive week and I’m going to take everything that well to the next tournament,” said Cirstea. Cirstea showed her nerves from the opening game, double faulting the first point and again at 30-40 to give Williams an early break. Williams broke again for 3-0 after Cirstea sent a backhand wide. That prompted a visit from her Australian coach Darren Cahill, who gave the 23-yearold a pep talk.
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Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Boston Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 71 49 .592 66 50 .569 65 52 .556 59 57 .509 54 63 .462
Detroit Cleveland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago
Central Division W L Pct 69 47 .595 63 55 .534 61 54 .530 52 63 .452 44 72 .379
GB — 7 7 1/2 16 1/2 25
Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston
West Division W L Pct 68 50 .576 66 50 .569 54 63 .462 53 63 .457 37 79 .319
GB — 1 13 1/2 14 30
GB — 3 4 1/2 10 15 1/2
Saturday’s Games Detroit 9, N.Y. Yankees 3 Toronto 5, Oakland 4 San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2 Chicago White Sox 5, Minnesota 4 L.A. Dodgers 5, Tampa Bay 0 L.A. Angels 7, Cleveland 2 Boston 5, Kansas City 3 Texas 5, Houston 4 Milwaukee 10, Seattle 0
Monday’s Games Oakland (Straily 6-6) at Toronto (Happ 2-2), 10:37 a.m. Texas (Darvish 11-5) at Houston (Oberholtzer 2-0), 12:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Richards 3-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-7), 5:05 p.m. Cleveland (Salazar 1-0) at Minnesota (A.Albers 1-0), 6:10 p.m. Detroit (Fister 10-5) at Chicago White Sox (Sale 7-11), 6:10 p.m. Miami (Koehler 3-7) at Kansas City (W.Davis 5-9), 6:10 p.m. Baltimore (Feldman 2-3) at Arizona (Miley 9-8), 7:40 p.m. Tuesday’s Games L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, 5:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Seattle at Tampa Bay, 5:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Cleveland at Minnesota, 6:10 p.m. Detroit at Chicago White Sox, 6:10 p.m. Miami at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Baltimore at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. Houston at Oakland, 8:05 p.m. H 150 147 122 149 130 119 137 121 146 142
Pct. .365 .330 .326 .320 .318 .312 .311 .305 .304 .301
Home Runs CDavis, Baltimore, 42; MiCabrera, Detroit, 36; Encarnacion, Toronto, 30; Bautista, Toronto, 27; NCruz, Texas, 27; ADunn, Chicago, 27; ABeltre, Texas, 25; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 25. Runs Batted In MiCabrera, Detroit, 110; CDavis, Baltimore, 109; Encarnacion, Toronto, 89; AJones, Baltimore, 85; Fielder, Detroit, 81; NCruz, Texas, 76; DOrtiz, Boston, 74. Pitching Scherzer, Detroit, 17-1; MMoore, Tampa Bay, 143; Tillman, Baltimore, 14-3; Colon, Oakland, 14-4; Masterson, Cleveland, 13-8; FHernandez, Seattle, 12-5; CWilson, Los Angeles, 12-6.
Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati Chicago Milwaukee
Los Angeles Arizona Colorado San Diego San Francisco
57 54 52 44
60 61 65 72
.487 .470 .444 .379
14 1/2 16 1/2 19 1/2 27
Central Division W L Pct 70 47 .598 67 50 .573 65 52 .556 52 65 .444 51 67 .432
GB — 3 5 18 19 1/2
West Division W L Pct 67 50 .573 59 57 .509 55 64 .462 53 64 .453 52 65 .444
GB — 7 1/2 13 14 15
Saturday’s Games San Francisco 3, Baltimore 2 L.A. Dodgers 5, Tampa Bay 0 Washington 8, Philadelphia 5 Miami 1, Atlanta 0 San Diego 3, Cincinnati 1 Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 5 N.Y. Mets 4, Arizona 1 Colorado 6, Pittsburgh 4 Milwaukee 10, Seattle 0
National League East Division W L Pct 72 46 .610
Detroit 100 000 012 — 4 13 1 New York 021 100 001 — 5 8 1 Verlander, Coke (8), Veras (9) and B.Pena; Pettitte, Kelley (5), Logan (6), D.Robertson (8), M.Rivera (9) and C.Stewart. W—M.Rivera 3-2. L—Veras 0-5. HRs—Detroit, B.Pena (4), Mi.Cabrera (36), V.Martinez (10). New York, A.Rodriguez (1), A.Soriano (3), Gardner (8). Oakland 000 003 030 — 6 10 2 Toronto 010 002 001 — 4 7 1 Griffin, Cook (6), Doolittle (8), Balfour (9) and Vogt; Dickey, Oliver (8), Lincoln (8) and Thole. W—Cook 4-2. L—Oliver 3-3. Sv—Balfour (30). HRs—Oakland, Moss (18). Texas 000 011 004 — 6 8 0 Houston 000 000 001 — 1 4 2 M.Perez and G.Soto; Keuchel, De Leon (9) and Corporan. W—M.Perez 5-3. L—Keuchel 5-7. HRs— Houston, Carter (21).
Minnesota 000 050 000 — 5 9 1 Chicago 000 000 002 — 2 7 0 Correia, Burton (8), Fien (9) and Mauer; Quintana, Axelrod (6) and Flowers. W—Correia 8-8. L—Quintana 6-4. HRs—Minnesota, Dozier (11), Mauer (9). Chicago, A.Dunn (27), Gillaspie (10).
Monday’s Games Philadelphia (Hamels 4-13) at Atlanta (Teheran 9-5), 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Latos 11-3) at Chicago Cubs (T.Wood 7-8), 6:05 p.m. Miami (Koehler 3-7) at Kansas City (W.Davis 5-9), 6:10 p.m. San Diego (Volquez 8-9) at Colorado (Chacin 10-6), 6:40 p.m. Baltimore (Feldman 2-3) at Arizona (Miley 9-8), 7:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Mejia 1-1) at L.A. Dodgers (Nolasco 8-9), 8:10 p.m. Tuesday’s Games San Francisco at Washington, 5:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Texas, 6:05 p.m. Miami at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. San Diego at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Baltimore at Arizona, 7:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R CJohnson Atl 101 360 43 YMolina StL 98 361 46 Cuddyer Col 94 354 57 Votto Cin 117 428 79 Craig StL 113 433 64 FFreeman Atl 104 396 65 McCutchen Pit 114 428 72 Segura Mil 114 457 62 DWright NYM 105 408 60 MCarpenter StL 112 452 87
H 121 119 116 138 138 124 134 142 126 139
Pct. .336 .330 .328 .322 .319 .313 .313 .311 .309 .308
Home Runs PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 28; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 27; DBrown, Philadelphia, 26; CGonzalez, Colorado, 26; Bruce, Cincinnati, 24; JUpton, Atlanta, 22; Uggla, Atlanta, 21. Runs Batted In Goldschmidt, Arizona, 91; Craig, St. Louis, 87; Phillips, Cincinnati, 87; Bruce, Cincinnati, 79; FFreeman, Atlanta, 79; PAlvarez, Pittsburgh, 75; DBrown, Philadelphia, 75. Pitching Lynn, St. Louis, 13-6; Zimmermann, Washington, 13-6; Wainwright, St. Louis, 13-7; Corbin, Arizona, 12-3; Minor, Atlanta, 12-5; Liriano, Pittsburgh, 12-5; Ryu, Los Angeles, 11-3. Sunday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Los Ang. 220 100 000 — 5 8 0 Cleveland 000 004 20x — 6 8 1 Williams, Boshers (6), J.Gutierrez (7), Maronde (7), Jepsen (7), Kohn (8) and Conger; Masterson, R.Hill (5), M.Albers (6), J.Smith (8), C.Perez (9) and C.Santana. W—M.Albers 3-1. L—J.Gutierrez 0-3. Sv—C.Perez (18). HRs—Cleveland, Swisher (12),
INTERLEAGUE Baltimore 000 001 243 — 10 12 0 San Fran. 200 000 000 — 2 7 1 B.Norris, Patton (6), Tom.Hunter (7), O’Day (8), Fr.Rodriguez (9) and Wieters; M.Cain, Mijares (8), S.Rosario (8), Zito (9) and Posey. W—Patton 2-0. L—M.Cain 7-8. HRs—Baltimore, Hardy (21), A.Jones (24). Milwaukee 000 000 000 — 0 5 0 Seattle 001 010 00x — 2 4 0 W.Peralta and Maldonado; F.Hernandez, Farquhar (9) and H.Blanco. W—F.Hernandez 12-5. L—W. Peralta 8-12. Sv—Farquhar (4). HRs—Seattle, Smoak (13). Tampa Bay 000 010 010 — 2 3 0 Los Ang. 031 202 00x — 8 14 4 Hellickson, Al.Torres (4), Lueke (5), C.Ramos (7) and Lobaton; Kershaw, Marmol (9) and A.Ellis. W—Kershaw 11-7. L—Hellickson 10-6. HRs—Los Angeles, M.Ellis (6). NATIONAL LEAGUE San Diego 020 000 000 0000 — 2 11 0 Cincinnati 000 000 020 0001 — 3 5 2 (13 innings) Kennedy, Hynes (9), Gregerson (9), Thayer (10), Vincent (11), Stauffer (13) and R.Rivera, Hundley; Leake, M.Parra (8), Hoover (8), A.Chapman (9), Broxton (10), Ondrusek (11), LeCure (12) and Mesoraco. W—LeCure 2-1. L—Stauffer 1-1. HRs— Cincinnati, Paul (7). Miami 030 001 000 — 4 6 0 Atlanta 010 030 41x — 9 12 1 H.Alvarez, Da.Jennings (7), A.Ramos (7), Ames (8) and K.Hill; Minor, Avilan (8), Varvaro (9) and Gattis. W—Minor 12-5. L—Da.Jennings 1-3. HRs—Atlanta, F.Freeman (14). Chicago 001 102 000 — 4 8 1 St. Louis 301 001 12x — 8 13 2 E.Jackson, B.Parker (6), Russell (6), H.Rondon (7), Bowden (8) and Castillo; J.Kelly, Maness (6), Choate (6), Siegrist (7), Mujica (8) and T.Cruz. W— Choate 2-1. L—B.Parker 1-2. Sv—Mujica (31). Pittsburgh 011 000 000 — 2 6 2 Colorado 001 001 10x — 3 6 1 Locke, Watson (6), Morris (7) and T.Sanchez; Bettis, Corpas (7), Belisle (8), Brothers (9) and Torrealba. W—Corpas 1-2. L—Morris 5-5. Sv—Brothers (10). HRs—Pittsburgh, P.Alvarez (28). New York 401 000 301 — 9 11 1 Arizona 103 000 010 — 5 11 1 Niese, Aardsma (7), Atchison (8), Hawkins (9) and Recker; Spruill, Collmenter (4), Thatcher (7), W.Harris (7), E.De La Rosa (8), Bell (9) and Gosewisch. W—Niese 4-6. L—Spruill 0-2. HRs—New York, A.Brown (4), Flores (1). Arizona, A.Hill (7). Phila. 000 000 000 — 0 4 1 Wash. 100 230 00x — 6 13 0 K.Kendrick, De Fratus (5), Diekman (7), Papelbon (8) and Kratz, Ruiz; Strasburg and W.Ramos. W— Strasburg 6-9. L—K.Kendrick 10-9.
Golf PGA Championship Sunday At Oak Hill Country Club, East Course Pittsford, N.Y. Purse: $8 million Yardage: 7,177; Par: 70 Final Jason Dufner, $1,445,000 68-63-71-68 Jim Furyk, $865,000 65-68-68-71 Henrik Stenson, $545,000 68-66-69-70 Jonas Blixt, $385,000 68-70-66-70 Scott Piercy, $304,000 67-71-72-65 Adam Scott, $304,000 65-68-72-70 David Toms, $259,000 71-69-69-67 Jason Day, $206,250 67-71-72-67 Dustin Johnson, $206,250 72-71-65-69 Zach Johnson, $206,250 69-70-70-68 Rory McIlroy, $206,250 69-71-67-70 Roberto Castro, $132,786 68-69-71-70 Marc Leishman, $132,786 70-70-70-68 Graeme McDowell, $132,786 70-69-73-66 Kevin Streelman, $132,786 70-72-66-70 Steve Stricker, $132,786 68-67-70-73 Marc Warren, $132,786 74-67-68-69 Boo Weekley, $132,786 72-69-70-67 Keegan Bradley, $93,167 69-72-72-66 Rickie Fowler, $93,167 70-68-72-69 Hideki Matsuyama, $93,167 72-68-73-66 Matt Kuchar, $75,000 67-66-76-71 David Lynn, $75,000 69-69-71-71 Michael Thompson, $75,000 72-67-72-69 Kira. Aphibarnrat, $58,750 68-71-71-71 Robert Garrigus, $58,750 67-68-74-72 Bill Haas, $58,750 68-70-71-72 Webb Simpson, $58,750 72-64-73-72 R. Cabrera Bello, $48,500 68-75-69-70 Ryo Ishikawa, $48,500 69-71-70-72 Scott Jamieson, $48,500 69-72-70-71 Miguel A. Jimenez, $48,500 68-72-75-67 Paul Casey, $38,571 67-72-74-70 Brendon de Jonge, $38,571 71-71-71-70 Peter Hanson, $38,571 72-69-74-68 Martin Kaymer, $38,571 68-68-78-69 Francesco Molinari, $38,571 72-68-70-73 Justin Rose, $38,571 68-66-77-72 Lee Westwood, $38,571 66-73-68-76 J.J. Henry, $28,000 71-71-73-69 Charley Hoffman, $28,000 69-67-73-75 Matt Jones, $28,000 72-71-73-68 Thorbjorn Olesen, $28,000 71-70-74-69 D.A. Points, $28,000 73-70-72-69 Danny Willett, $28,000 73-70-72-69 Tiger Woods, $28,000 71-70-73-70 K.J. Choi, $18,875 76-65-71-73 Marcus Fraser, $18,875 67-69-75-74 Luke Guthrie, $18,875 71-71-69-74 David Hearn, $18,875 66-76-71-72
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Thongchai Jaidee, $18,875 John Merrick, $18,875 Ryan Palmer, $18,875 Josh Teater, $18,875 Ryan Moore, $16,900 Scott Stallings, $16,900 Ken Duke, $16,300 Chris Kirk, $16,300 Shane Lowry, $16,300 Hunter Mahan, $16,300 Harris English, $15,700 Tommy Gainey, $15,700 Stephen Gallacher, $15,700 Sergio Garcia, $15,700 Ian Poulter, $15,700 Ben Curtis, $15,350 Brandt Snedeker, $15,350 Tim Clark, $15,150 Vijay Singh, $15,150 Brooks Koepka, $14,950 John Senden, $14,950 Matteo Manassero, $14,750 Phil Mickelson, $14,750 Gary Woodland, $14,600 Darren Clarke, $14,500
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PGA Tour of Canada ATB Financial Classic CALGARY — Leading and Canadian scores Friday from the final round of the C$150,000-PGA Tour of Canada-ATB Financial Classic, at the par-72 Country Hill Golf Club: Joe Panzeri 68-64-69-70 — 271 Kevin Tucker 69-66-70-68 — 273 Kyle Stough 70-69-66-68 — 273 Chris Epperson 66-66-72-69 — 273 Tony Finau 71-68-71-64 — 274 Beon Yeong Lee 68-69-71-66 — 274 Matt Marshall 71-68-69-67 — 275 Jon McLean 68-68-70-69 — 275 Nick Taylor 68-66-71-70 — 275 Lucas Lee 70-68-67-70 — 275 Maxwell Scodro 66-69-70-70 — 275 Brock Mackenzie 71-68-70-68 — 277 Doug McGuigan 71-66-70-70 — 277 Mark Hubbard 67-67-72-71 — 277 Brad Boyle 71-65-70-71 — 277 Bo Hoag 73-66-71-68 — 278 Wes Homan 69-67-75-67 — 278 Ryan Yip 68-68-76-66 — 278 Derek Berg 70-68-69-71 — 278 Wil Collins 67-68-71-72 — 278 Joel Dahmen 71-67-71-70 — 279 Brady Schnell 69-71-71-68 — 279 Derek Gillespie 73-68-66-72 — 279 Michael Gligic 69-66-69-75 — 279 Tyler Weworski 71-68-69-72 — 280
Toronto Montreal Hamilton Winnipeg
GP 6 6 6 6
CFL East Division W L T 4 2 0 2 4 0 2 4 0 1 5 0
PF 194 135 129 135
PA 141 177 187 173
Sask. Calgary B.C. Edmonton
GP 6 6 6 6
West Division W L T 5 1 0 5 1 0 4 2 0 1 5 0
PF 210 204 143 128
PA Pt 129 10 160 10 142 8 169 2
Aviles (7), C.Santana (13).
Boston 100 002 000 — 3 7 0 Kan. City 121 000 00x — 4 9 1 Lackey, D.Britton (8) and Lavarnway; Shields, Collins (8), Crow (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez. W— Shields 7-8. L—Lackey 7-10. Sv—G.Holland (32). HRs—Kansas City, A.Gordon (13).
Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2, 13 innings Atlanta 9, Miami 4 St. Louis 8, Chicago Cubs 4 Baltimore 10, San Francisco 2 Seattle 2, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets 9, Arizona 5 Colorado 3, Pittsburgh 2 Washington 6, Philadelphia 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Tampa Bay 2
Sunday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Detroit 4 Cleveland 6, L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 6, Toronto 4 Kansas City 4, Boston 3 Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Texas 6, Houston 1 Baltimore 10, San Francisco 2 Seattle 2, Milwaukee 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Tampa Bay 2
AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R MiCabrera Det 108 411 85 Trout LAA 115 446 82 DOrtiz Bos 99 374 58 ABeltre Tex 116 465 68 Mauer Min 105 409 56 Loney TB 112 382 42 TorHunter Det 103 441 71 JhPeralta Det 104 397 50 AJones Bal 117 480 82 Ellsbury Bos 110 471 71
Washington New York Philadelphia Miami
Johnny DelPrete James Love Josh Persons Trey Denton Brady Stockton Jeff Rangel Ben Briscoe Other Canadians Eugene Wong Matt Makinson Yohann Benson Ryan Williams Kent Eger Darren Wallace David Markle
68-70-70-72 70-69-71-71 74-67-68-72 69-70-71-71 71-69-71-70 67-69-74-72 69-72-69-72
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70-71-76-65 67-69-72-75 71-67-72-74 71-66-71-76 69-68-77-74 74-67-71-78 71-70-77-73
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Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship VICTORIA — Leading scores Friday from the final round of the Canadian men’s amateur championship: Eli Cole 71-66-69-70 — 276 Taylor Pendrith 69-71-69-68 — 277 Corey Conners 66-70-70-71 — 277 Ricardo Celia 70-70-66-72 — 278 Adam Svensson 73-69-71-66 — 279 Chris Hemmerich 74-68-71-67 — 280 Kevin Carrigan 72-71-69-69 — 281 Scott Secord 70-71-68-72 — 281 Cameron Jones 69-75-70-68 — 282 Jarred Callbeck 69-74-71-68 — 282 Kevin Spooner 70-76-68-69 — 283 Chris Worrell 67-74-71-71 — 283 Riley Fleming 73-71-71-69 — 284 Kevin Kwon 72-74-68-70 — 284 Wesley McClain 73-73-72-67 — 285 Justin Shin 70-70-73-72 — 285 Stephen Powers 70-73-69-73 — 285 Andrew Whalen 67-72-72-74 — 285 Paul Misko 69-69-72-75 — 285 Enzo Perez 76-70-72-68 — 286 Jake Mondy 75-70-69-72 — 286 Craig Doell 73-72-73-69 — 287 Blair Hamilton 74-72-72-69 — 287 Thomas Dunne 70-77-66-74 — 287 Garrett Rank 72-74-67-74 — 287 Daniel Chian 70-74-68-75 — 287 Santiago Gomez 81-66-70-71 — 288 Mathieu Perron 76-69-71-72 — 288 Brett Hogan 71-72-70-75 — 288 Dave Bunker 72-69-72-75 — 288 Jesse Galvon 74-72-72-71 — 289 Keelan Kilpatrick 72-70-73-74 — 289 Jake McLeod 69-71-74-75 — 289 Chad Merzbacher 74-71-74-70 — 289 Yu-Chuan Hsiang 70-65-78-76 — 289 Matt Rawitzer 75-72-72-70 — 289 Maverick Antcliff 74-73-73-69 — 289
Pt 8 4 4 2
WEEK SEVEN Byes: B.C., Edmonton, Hamilton, Winnipeg Friday’s result Calgary 42 Saskatchewan 27 Thursday’s result Toronto 38 Montreal 13 WEEK EIGHT Friday, Aug. 16 Hamilton at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Montreal at Saskatchewan, 2 p.m. Calgary at B.C., 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Edmonton at Toronto, 5 p.m. Canadian Football League Leaders TORONTO — Unofficial CFL scoring leaders following Friday’s game (x—scored two-point convert): TD C FG S Pt Parades, Cal 0 18 18 0 72 Milo, Sask 0 21 14 0 63 Whyte, Mtl 0 12 16 3 63 Prefontaine, Tor 0 17 11 3 53
Congi, Ham Cornish, Cal Shaw, Edm Palardy, Wpg Getzlaf, Sask Harris, BC Simpson, Wpg x-Sheets, Sask McCallum, BC Barnes, Tor Gable, Ham Goltz, Wpg Green, Mtl O’Neill, BC x-Dressler, Sask Arceneaux, BC Bagg, Sask Charles, Edm Chiles, Tor Ellingson, Ham Lewis, Cal T.Smith, Sask Stamps, Edm C.Taylor, BC West, Cal Watt, Tor Collaros, Tor Etienne, Wpg Gore, BC Kackert, Tor Koch, Edm Lamar, Ham London, Mtl McCarty, Edm McDaniel, Cal Owens, Tor Ray, Tor Steele, Tor Whitaker, Mtl Waters, Tor
0 8 0 0 5 5 5 4 0 4 4 4 4 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0
13 0 11 12 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
11 0 10 9 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
3 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
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Soccer MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA Kansas City 24 11 7 6 36 24 New York 24 11 8 5 36 31 Philadelphia 24 10 7 7 36 32 Montreal 22 10 7 5 34 34 Houston 22 9 7 6 26 22 Chicago 22 9 9 4 29 32 New England 23 8 9 6 27 23 Columbus 23 7 11 5 27 30 Toronto 23 4 11 8 21 31 D.C. 23 3 16 4 13 38 WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L T GF GA Salt Lake 24 12 7 5 39 26 Vancouver 23 10 7 6 36 30 Portland 22 8 3 11 32 21 Colorado 24 9 7 8 30 26 Seattle 21 10 7 4 29 23 Los Angeles 23 10 9 4 35 30 Dallas 23 8 6 9 30 33 San Jose 24 8 10 6 25 35 Chivas 22 4 13 5 19 39
Pt 39 38 37 35 33 31 30 26 20 13 Pt 41 36 35 35 34 34 33 30 17
Sunday’s results Los Angeles 3 Dallas 3 Colorado at Chivas, Late Saturday’s results Vancouver 2 San Jose 0 Chicago 2 Montreal 1 Seattle 2 Toronto 1 Columbus 2 New York 0 Kansas City 3 New England 0 Philadelphia 2 D.C. 0 Salt Lake 1 Houston 0 Saturday, Aug. 17 D.C. at Montreal, 5 p.m. Toronto at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Chicago at New England, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at New York, 6 p.m. Seattle at Houston, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 7:30 p.m. Salt Lake at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 Kansas City at San Jose, 8 p.m.
Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Recalled 3B Will Middlebrooks from Pawtucket (IL). Placed INF Brandon Snyder on the 15-day DL. Activated LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Pedro Beato to Pawtucket. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Placed OF Lorenzo Cain on the 15-day DL. Designated LHP Francisley Bueno for assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Placed 2B Howie Kendrick on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Buddy Boshers from Salt Lake (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS — Selected RHP Sonny Gray from Sacramento (PCL). Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment. TEXAS RANGERS — Added OF Alex Rios to the roster. Optioned OF Joey Butler to Round Rock (PCL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS have placed LHP Juan Perez on the 60-day DL. Recalled RHP Mickey Storey from Buffalo (IL). Activated RHP Drew Hutchison from the 60-day DL and optioned him to Buffalo. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Optioned RHP David Hernandez to Reno (PCL). CHICAGO CUBS — Selected the contract of OF Darnell McDonald from Iowa (PCL). Optioned C J.C. Boscan to Iowa. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Recalled OF Jaff Decker from Tucson (PCL). Placed OF Carlos Quentin on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 31. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Recalled RHP Michael Wacha from Memphis (PCL). Optioned RHP Carlos Martinez to Memphis. American Association EL PASO DIABLOS — Signed RHP Alberto Montes. Released RHP Jacob Reding. Claimed LHP John Jones off waivers for Laredo. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed C Clint Ourso. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS — Acquired LHP Matt Jernstad from Windy City for a player to be named. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERS — Traded INF Bryan Pounds to Lincoln for INF Jeff Squier. ST. PAUL SAINTS — Released RHP Bryan Henry. Signed OF Brian Burgamy. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed INF Yurendell deCaster. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS — Released C Sandy Deleon. Frontier League LAKE ERIE CRUSHERS — Traded C Wes Meadows to Florence for RHP Jason Wilson. FOOTBALL National Football League CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed G Otis Hudson.
Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Placed INF Miguel Tejada on the 15-day DL. Traded a player to be named or cash to Minnesota for INF Jamey Carroll. Activated C Salvador Perez from the concussion list. Recalled INF Irving Falu from Omaha (PCL). Optioned LHP Donnie Joseph to Omaha. Designated C Brett Hayes for assignment. Activated RHP Wade Davis from the family emergency leave list. NEW YORK YANKEES—Recalled RHP Dellin Betances from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned 3B David Adams to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. TEXAS RANGERS—Sent INF Leury Garcia to the Chicago White Sox to complete an earlier trade. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Placed 3B Eric Chavez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 10. Recalled LHP Eury De la Rosa from Reno (PCL). Purchased the contract of 3B Matt Davidson from Reno. ATLANTA BRAVES—Activated C Gerald Laird from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Todd Cunningham to Gwinnett (IL). NEW YORK METS—Optioned RHP Jeremy Hefner to Las Vegas (PCL). Activated RHP Jon Niese from the 15-day DL. American Association AMARILLO SOX—Released OF Moises Martinez. EL PASO DIABLOS—Released RHP Austin Carden. GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS—Signed LHP Matt Jernstad. LAREDO LEMURS—Signed RHP Sean Tracey. Frontier League SOUTHERN ILLINOIS MINERS—Signed RHP Brett Kennedy. WASHINGTON WILD THINGS—Signed INF Nick Boggan. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Agreed to terms with TE Dallas Clark. Re-signed TE Brandon Stokley to a one-year contract. CHICAGO BEARS—Signed LS Brandon Hartson to a three-year contract and S Derrick Martin to a one-year contract. Placed CB Kelvin Hayden on the injured reserve list. Waived S Cyhl Quarles. DALLAS COWBOYS—Released LS Jackson Anderson. Signed P-K Brett Maher and LS P.J. Mangieri. DENVER BRONCOS—Agreed to terms with P Britton Colquitt on a three-year contract extension through 2016. NEW YORK JETS—Waived/injured RB John Griffin. Signed RB Kahlil Bell and WR Rahsaan Vaughn. TENNESSEE TITANS—Waived S Robert Johnson and DE Thaddeus Gibson. Signed LB Gary Guyton and S Cory Lynch.
BALTIMORE RAVENS BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens have bolstered their receiving corps, agreeing in principle to a contract with tight end Dallas Clark and signing wideout Brandon Stokley to a oneyear contract. The Ravens lost top tight end Dennis Pitta to a season-ending hip injury early in training camp, and Ed Dickson, the player being counted on to replace him is sidelined by a partially torn hamstring. The 34-year old Clark has been one of the more productive tight ends in the NFL during the last decade. He has 474 catches 5,322 yards and 50 touchdowns in 10 NFL seasons, the first nine of which he spent with the Indianapolis Colts.
Dodgers remain red hot with sweep of Rays BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dodgers 8 Rays 2 LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers are showing no signs of slowing down. Clayton Kershaw lowered his major league-leading ERA to 1.88 with eight innings of three-hit ball and had a two-run single, and the Dodgers increased their NL West lead to a season-best 7 ½ games Sunday night with an 8-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. “When you rattle off a streak like the one we’re on right now, it’s probably a little more than luck,” Kershaw said. “We’re a pretty good team right now, and it’s a lot of fun coming to the yard every day and winning games. I think the guys in this clubhouse realize that we’ve got a pretty good opportunity here that we don’t want to waste.” Mark Ellis had a homer and three RBIs to help Los Angeles complete the three-game sweep. The Dodgers improved to a major league-best 37-8 since June 22, including a franchise-record 15-game road winning streak. At the lowest point, they trailed Arizona by 9 ½ games.
“We’ve got 40-plus games left and we play the Diamondbacks a lot more, so it doesn’t really matter what kind of lead we have now,” Kershaw said. The Rays lost their season-worst fifth in a row, but remained three games behind AL East-leading Boston following the Red Sox’s loss at Kansas City. “It definitely adds confidence,” catcher A.J. Ellis said after the Dodgers improved to a season-best 17 games over .500. “We’ve been playing two of the better teams in baseball this week, including the Cardinals — and Tampa Bay was one of the hottest teams in the American League coming in. So this was a big stretch for us.” Kershaw (11-7) allowed two runs — one earned — and struck out eight to help the Dodgers complete their seventh series sweep of the season. Tampa Bay’s only hits off the left-hander through the first seven innings came in the fifth, a leadoff single by Yunel Escobar and a two-out triple by pinch-hitter Sam Fuld. The Rays loaded the bases with none out in the eighth and rookie Wil Myers drove in their second run with a sacrifice fly. The run was unearned because of shortstop Dee Gordon’s fielding error. Gordon also committed throw errors in the third and
sixth innings, but Kershaw erased both mistakes by retiring the next batter on a double-play grounder. The Dodgers finished their interleague schedule 11-6, their first winning record against AL clubs since going 10-8 in 2004, and the Rays completed their interleague slate 12-8. Kershaw is 6-3 with a 2.67 ERA in 17 career interleague starts, striking out 116 batters in 111 1-3 innings. Jeremy Hellickson (10-6) gave up four runs and seven hits through three innings in his first career start against the Dodgers, marking the sixth time in Tampa Bay’s last nine games that its starting pitcher didn’t last five innings. The right-hander’s 4.93 ERA is the highest among major league pitchers with at least 10 wins. Hellickson has surrendered 13 runs in 12 innings over his last three starts, after going 6-0 with a 2.09 ERA in his previous seven outings. He is 1-6 with a 7.19 ERA in 10 career interleague outings. “I’m not pitching well,” Hellickson said. “The last few games I’ve been in spots where I need to make a big pitch with two out to get me deeper into the game, and every time I didn’t get the job done.”
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Clutch bats go silent as Jays lose at home THREE BASES-LOADED OPPORTUNITIES MISSED, TEAM WENT 2-FOR-11 WITH RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Oakland 6 Toronto 4 TORONTO — The anticipation built at Rogers Centre as the fans remaining from a rare sellout stood in support of the Toronto Blue Jays’ ninth-inning rally. Third baseman Brett Lawrie, whose bobblehead was the primary reason for the crowd of 45,312, stood on base waiting. “I thought it was going to turn for us,” Lawrie said. It didn’t. Like twice before, the Blue Jays left the bases loaded and were left to lament missed opportunities in a 6-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon. “That was the difference in the game,” manager John Gibbons said. “We put some pressure on them early, a couple times with the bases loaded, and of course there late. We just couldn’t get that big, decisive hit.” It might’ve been a different story if starter R.A. Dickey didn’t give up another home run, or if reliever Darren Oliver didn’t implode in the eighth. But stranding 15 runners on base made for a tough result. “I’m sure that the offence was frustrated, sure,” Dickey said. “But (A’s starter A.J. Griffin) made some good pitches too, in big situations, and so did I for that matter. They had first and third with nobody out too, and didn’t get a guy in. Sometimes that’s just the nature of the game that we play, and you’ve got to try to roll with the punches. “I’m sure that they would’ve liked for it to be different, sure, but that’s part of it.” The Blue Jays went 2-for-11 with runners in scoring position; shortstop Jose Reyes singled in the sixth and Lawrie doubled to jump-started the ninth. Reyes grounded out to end that threat and a game A’s manager Bob Melvin called an “emotional roller coaster.” The raw emotion minutes after the loss for Lawrie seemed to be impatience. Oakland closer Grant Balfour was booed repeatedly by the crowd for stall tactics during the bottom of the ninth, which lasted 26 minutes. “He was walking around the mound, he was on the rubber but he wasn’t in, so you were just sitting there waiting,” Lawrie said. “It’s a long time to
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Brett Lawrie, right, dives back safely into first base, beating the tag of Oakland Athletics first baseman Brandon Moss during the seventh inning of AL baseball action in Toronto on Sunday. be sitting there waiting. You start to get uncomfortable, then the ball starts to look different on you, especially when he’s throwing a minute in between each pitch, or even two minutes for that matter. “It probably threw him off a little bit as well, but it was just tough for us to kind of get comfortable in the box because he was throwing everything everywhere and you kind of don’t know where it’s going to be.” Balfour handed out three walks and called his performance “horrible.” But he only gave up one run and picked up his 30th save of the season. He and the A’s had some breathing room because of a productive eighth, when they lit up Oliver, who endured his second-worst outing of the season. The 42-year-old entered with the score tied and gave up three runs on four hits, including one that barely got through on the left side. “They just ended up getting a lucky one with two outs there at the end,”
Lawrie said. “That kind of stung us a little bit. They went up two and there wasn’t enough room left to kind of come back, so that was kind of tough.” There was enough room earlier for the Blue Jays to at least keep Dickey from his 12th loss of the season. After he gave up three runs in the sixth, Toronto tied it up on a single by Reyes and a sacrifice fly by Maicer Izturis. Dickey didn’t leave Rogers Centre with a victory, though giving up three runs on six hits in seven innings left the knuckleball pitcher satisfied with his improvement. “I felt like I gave us a chance to win, and that’s what I always effort to do every time out is try to throw a quality start,” Dickey said. “Today was a little bit of me trying some different things in this park to try to figure out how I can be better. Some of those things I felt like worked well. It’s definitely an outing for me to grow from.” Dickey was masterful early, striking
out five of the first 13 batters he faced and allowing just one hit through four innings. He got out of a fifth-inning jam before things went awry in the sixth. He gave up a lead-off double to Yoenis Cespedes and an RBI single to Josh Donaldson. Brandon Moss’ homer, a two-run shot, was the 19th Dickey has given up in 13 home starts this season. “I’m sure he’ll give up a few more,” Gibbons said. “He’s a fly-ball guy and the ball flies here.” Dickey didn’t mind the home run, crediting Moss for getting a good swing on a low bitch. Cespedes’ double bothered him more. The Blue Jays could’ve said the same about some of Oakland’s hits in the crucial eighth. But it was that kind of day as they fell back to 13 games under .500. “We had them on the ropes,” Gibbons said. “It was one of those games going back and forth. They got the big hit, we didn’t.”
U-18 HOCKEY Warner earns decathlon bronze Canada wins sixth at track world championships straight gold medal JAVELIN MOVED WARNER INTO MEDAL POSITION, SHOWING IN 1,500 METRE RACE SEALED BRONZE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS ‘IN 2011 I FINISHED 18TH, SAW THE THREE MEDALLISTS RUNNING MOSCOW — Damian Warner was in the mix for a AROUND THE TRACK WITH THEIR decathlon medal after the first day of competition at the world track and field championships, but he COUNTRY’S FLAGS DRAPED OVER thought he could do better. THEIR SHOULDERS, I TOLD MY It turns out he was right. COACHES THAT I WANT THAT TO BE Warner put up a personal best score of 8,512 points Sunday to finish third in the decathlon and ME, PRETTY SPECIAL FEELING TO give Canada its first medal of the championships. ACHIEVE THAT.’ Warner was in fourth place after the first day of competition, and mounted a charge to the podium Sunday with personal bests in the pole vault and javelin. “I said yesterday I wasn’t happy with my first day, said I was going to come out swinging today and that’s what I did,” Warner said. “I stuck with it, I was motivated to get on the podium and I just let that carry me through the events.” Warner moved into medal position in the javelin throw, the ninth event of the decathlon. His throw of 64.67 metres gave him 808 points and moved him ahead of Germany’s Rico Freimuth. He clinched the bronze with a 10th-place finish in the 1,500 metres, giving him a total of 8,512 points over the two-day, 10-discipline event. It’s the first major medal for the native of London, Ont., who placed fifth in the event at the 2012 London Olympics. Canada’s last world championship decathlon medal was by bronze by Michael Smith in 1995. World-record holder Ashton Eaton of the United States won gold with 8,809 points, while Germany’s Michael Schrader was second with 8,670. Later in the 1,500 metres, Winnipeg’s Nicole Sifuentes and Toronto’s Kate Van Buskirk advanced to the semifinals of the women’s 1,500 metres. And Vancouver’s Inaki Gomez placing eight in the men’s 20-kilometre race walk. Warner opened the second day of the decathlon with a time of 13.96 seconds in the 110-metre hurdles to score 980 points. In the discus he recorded a seasonal best of 44.13 metres to score 749 points, then leaped to a personal best of 4.80 metres in the pole vault for 849 points. He than made the move into medal territory with his javelin throw and held third place through the 1,500. “This is such a great feeling, all the hard work my coaches and I put into this the last couple of years,” he said. “In 2011 I finished 18th, saw the three medallists running around the track with their country’s
BRIEFS Tough weekend for Renegades soccer team EDMONTON — The Red Deer Renegades came up short in a pair of Alberta Major Women’s Soccer League games during the weekend. The Renegades faced the Edmonton Victoria, who has already secured first place in the league and will be a heavy favourites in the provincials, on Saturday and the Edmonton squad needed a pair of late goals on corner kicks to
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flags draped over their shoulders, I told my coaches that I want that to be me, pretty special feeling to achieve that.” “I hope this motivates the rest of the team,” he added In the women’s 1,500 metres, Sifuentes finished sixth in her preliminary heat in four minutes, 8.54 seconds to qualify automatically for the semifinals. Van Buskirk finished seventh in her heat in 4:08.65, and her time was good enough to go through as one of the six fastest outside the automatic qualifiers. “All I wanted was to advance, that was my plan,” Sifuentes said. “I was a bit out there the whole race, but at least I didn’t get boxed in. I knew even if I wasn’t top six (to auto-qualify) I would get in on time.” Toronto’s Sheila Reid was seventh in her heat and failed to move on. Gomez finished the race walk with a seasonal-best time of 1:22:21. “It was tough, it was hot out there,” Gomez said. “The pace picked up around 12 kilometres. I tried to stay with the Spanish racer who ended up winning bronze. At 16 kilometres I noticed I had two cards on the board, so I had to be careful from that point. Had to make sure my technique was flawless. I wanted to finish top eight, I accomplished that.” Benjamin Thorne of Kitimat, B.C., was 20th. Toronto sprinters Gavin Smellie and Aaron Brown ran in the semifinals of the men’s 100 metres but failed to qualify. Brown finished fifth in the semi won by eventual champion Usain Bolt. “I got out pretty well, obviously Usain’s acceleration is crazy,” Brown said. “I was running next to him out there. No complaints here, happy with how I performed.”
pull out a 3-1 victory. The shorthanded Renegades had to turn around and face the Saints in Calgary Sunday afternoon and dropped a 2-0 decision. Sydney Daines notched her fifth goal of the season for the Renegades against Victoria, who got two goals from Red Deer native Heather Lund. Micaela Stone of the U18 team was in goal for the Renegades while Chantal Park, up from the U16 program, played defence. “We played very well against the top team in the league,” said Renegades assistant coach Paul Morigeau. “We were in tough against them, but battled them hard. Several players turned in excellent performances, including Micaela and Chantal.” The Renegades were missing team scoring leader Paula Dadensky and
at Ivan Hlinka Memorial hockey tournament BY THE CANADIAN PRESS PIESTANY, Slovakia — Goaltender Julio Billia made 21 saves Saturday and Canada blanked the United States 4-0 in the final of the Ivan Hlinka Memorial men’s under-18 hockey tournament. It’s Canada’s sixth straight gold medal at the summer event, co-hosted by the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Canada looked dominant in a rematch of last year’s under-18 world championship final, which Canada won 3-2. “When you put the Canadian sweater on, there’s a lot of pride,” Canada coach Dale Hunter said. “These kids here had a lot of pride at that’s what they’re going to bring when the (under-18) world championships come next year.” Michael Dal Colle opened the scoring at 3:58 of the first period. Canada took a slashing penalty 30 seconds later, but prevented the United States from capitalizing to get back in the game. From there Canada kept the pressure on the U.S., while Billia took care of what chances the Americans managed to get. “You’re going to get some shots against, and when they were there he was solid,” Hunter said of Billia. “He was really good on rebounds and didn’t give them a second shot.” Jayce Hawryluk made it 2-0 with a second-period goal, then Aaron Ekblad and Brendan Lemieux scored in the third to put the game away. Spencer Watson added three assists to give him a tournament-high 10 points (four goals, six assists). Hunter had praise for Canada’s penalty-killing unit, which kept the U.S. scoreless in three opportunities. “There weren’t a lot of penalties, but they were at key moments of the game,” Hunter said. “When you kill them off it gives the rest of the team momentum.” Alex Nedeljkovic made 26 saves but took the loss in goal for the United States. In the bronze-medal game, Lukas Vopelka scored with 1:25 left in regulation as the Czech Republic beat Russia 3-2.
goaltender Lauren Good, who are with their university teams. “We had two extras on the bench Sunday and they were call ups from the youth programs,” said Morigeau. “Sunday was a tough game because of a lack of bodies and it was 30 degrees and on artificial turf. The girls wore down after playing on Saturday.” Park was on goal. “She played great . . . neither goal was her fault,” said Morigeau. The Renegades did receive some good news on Sunday as they learned they will qualify for the provincials on the September long weekend. “We should have all our players back by then,” Morigeau said. The Renegades have two league games remaining as they visit the Calgary Callies Saturday and host the Calgary Saints Sunday at noon at Edgar
Alberta softball team earn bronze in Europe TURIN, Italy — The Alberta Wild, which included three players from Red Deer, captured bronze at the World Master’s 35-and-over Games during the weekend. The Wild, which included Trudy Haroldson, Thea Mawbey and Val Steckler of Red Deer, downed Australia 7-4 in the third-place game. Lisa Loitz and Michelle Wiggins, who are formerly from Red Deer, were also on the team that was originally put together by Haroldson and Mawbey.
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Dream comes true as Chatwood joins Team Canada WITH RIGGERS’ BLESSING SHORTSTOP HEADS TO WORLD BASEBALL CHALLENGE BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Jason Chatwood always had a dream of playing baseball for Team Canada, so when he got his opportunity he couldn’t turn it down even though the Red Deer Riggers were in the middle of the Sunburst Baseball League and provincial senior AAA final. “It’s bitter sweet for sure,” he said. “This was an opportunity I always wanted, but it was difficult because I’ve been with these guys (Riggers) all season and we’ve worked hard to get where we are.” Chatwood talked with long time Rigger Dwayne Lalor and Riggers playing manager Curtis Bailey before making his decision. “They both said I may never get this opportunity again and they both supported my decision. They said we have a good squad with depth. It’s hard to leave and my heart will be here, but I’m excited about going as well.” Chatwood leaves Tuesday for Prince George and the World Baseball Challenge, which includes teams from the United States, Japan, Cuba and Chinese Taipei. Canada opens play Tuesday against the USA. “I don’t know what to expect or what they have in mind for me, but I’ll do whatever I’m asked,” said
Chatwood, who was in the Riggers lineup Sunday when they dropped a 10-2 decision to the Fort Saskatchewan Athletics, which evened the best-of-five playoff at 1-1. The Canadian team is a senior amateur squad. “They can’t be professionals,” said Chatwood, who sent his baseball resume into the team after contacted by Lalor. “I went through the process and was lucky enough they contacted me,” said Chatwood, who has been swinging a productive bat for most of the season. “It’s been a busy time lately for us and the guys have been out almost every day. I feel pretty good right now and believe I can compete at that level.” It will be a busy time for Chatwood as the World Challenge goes through Aug,. 22 then he’ll join the Athletics at the Canadian senior championships in Windsor, Ont., along with several other members of the Riggers. Bailey will have to make a couple tough decisions to replace Chatwood in the batting order and at short stop. “Matt Fay has played there some and Jaret (Chatwood) has as well,” he said. “The nice thing is we’ve used some different lineups throughout the season, so it won’t be completely new for us.” The Riggers were right with the A’s for six innings
Sunday before their pitching let them down. The A’s scored seven runs a in the bottom of the seventh to win on the mercy rule. Matt Davis started on the mound and gave up three runs in the first inning, then settled down until the seventh. He allowed six runs on 11 hits, two walks and fanned three. Joel Peterman, who hasn’t pitched since June, came in and gave up four runs on four hits. Sean Maguire faced one batter. The Riggers managed only six hits off Scott Koughan. Fay had two singles and a a double, Jason Chatwood an RBI double and Kerry Boon and Jordan Weinkauf singles. “He didn’t throw hard, but we kept getting ourselves out,” said Bailey. “Our swings were far too long and we didn’t give ourselves chances to put together rallies.” Matt Beaudry had three hits and Tom Mulethaler had two hits, including a home run and three RBIs. The series continues Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park with the fourth game Wednesday in Fort Saskatchewan and if a fifth game is necessary it’s Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park. Dustin Northcott, who is also expected to join Team Canada, is slated to pitch Tuesday for the Riggers. firstname.lastname@example.org
Busch gets lucky, finally wins at Watkins Glen International BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — There was no slipup on the final lap this time, so Kyle Busch’s victory celebration at Watkins Glen International was as sweet as it gets. Bumped aside a year ago by Brad Keselowski on the final lap as they sped around an oil-covered track, Busch held the reigning Sprint Cup champion at bay on a two-lap dash to the checkered flag Sunday. Busch kept his foot on the accelerator a tad longer than usual during his postrace burnout, even sticking half his body out the window while smoke swirled all around and the tires kept churning. “A big sigh of relief, just a deep breath. Whew!” said Busch, who also was victimized two years ago while leading on a green-white-checkered finish and finished third. “I was just trying to take it all in and figure it all out. The last couple of years here have been tough, and today it could have been tough again.” Keselowski finished second in this race for the third straight time, and challenged Busch on the final lap, pulling to his rear bumper at one point. There was no bump this time. “We had a shot at it,” Keselowski said. “I was going to have to wreck him to really get it, and I didn’t want to do that. There’s racing and there’s wrecking. Those are two different things. “Everybody defines them a little differently, and I guess that’s the code you live your life by. If I was going to take out Kyle, it would have been wrecking in my mind, and there’s a distinct difference.” Racing can be all about luck sometimes, and Busch couldn’t get much luckier than he was on this day. Polesitter Marcos Ambrose dominated the race, leading 51 laps, but his good fortune — he was seeking his third straight Cup win at The Glen — finally ran out just past the halfway point of the 90-lap race. Crew chief Dave Rogers was planning to have Busch pit on lap 60, but his crew noticed fluid on the track and brought the No. 18 Toyota in a lap early. Busch was in the pits when a caution flew and Ambrose had to pit under yellow, losing his spot to Busch at the front. “That was a game-changer right there,” said Busch, who won from the pole in 2008 at The Glen. Busch held on through a series of cautions over the final 28 laps. Ambrose, who restarted 12th, crashed late trying to make a run with an ill-handling car and finished 23rd. He entered the race with an average finish of second in five previous starts at Watkins Glen and also had won all three Nationwide
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In this photo taken with a fisheye lens, driver Kyle Busch (18) takes the checkered flag to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at The Glen on Sunday, in Watkins Glen, N.Y. races he’d entered at the storied road course in upstate New York. “That’s just the way it goes,” Ambrose said. “We put on a strong showing. It wasn’t our day, but we’ve had plenty of good days here.” The field didn’t have to worry about five-time Watkins Glen winner Tony Stewart. The man known as Smoke is out indefinitely after breaking two bones in his right leg last Monday night in a sprint car race in Iowa. Stewart, who has undergone two surgeries, saw his streak of 521 consecutive Cup starts come to an end. Max Papis drove Stewart’s No. 14 Chevrolet on Sunday and finished 15th. Several drivers had stickers on their cars honouring Stewart with the message: “Get Well Smoke 14.” Martin Truex Jr. was third, followed by Carl Edwards and Juan Pablo Montoya. Clint Bowyer, Joey Logano, Jimmie Johnson, Kurt Busch and AJ Allmendinger rounded out the top 10. Jeff Gordon entered the race with momentum in ninth place in the points standings after a second last week at Pocono, but his day was ruined early
with a wreck on lap 15. The four-time Watkins Glen winner finished 36th and dropped to 13th in the standings with four races to go until the Chase for the Sprint Cup title starts. The top 10 drivers in points and the drivers from 11th to 20th with the most wins earn wild-card berths for the 10-race post-season. Kurt Busch moved into 11th place, just two points behind Truex and only four behind ninth-place Greg Biffle. Ambrose was unchallenged for the lead through the first half of the race, building a margin of nearly 3 seconds over Kyle Busch, who started fifth and was up to second by lap 21. Busch had been unable to close on Ambrose before a red flag flew midway through the race and was focused on the No. 9 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford in front. “They’re better,” Busch said of Ambrose. “I’m trying to figure out where I’m getting beat. He’s been driving away.” On the ensuing restart on lap 43, Ambrose again sailed clear of the field, building a cushion of 3.5 seconds over
Busch as the final pit stops loomed. The complexion of the race changed when Aric Almirola blew a right front tire and slid off course into a tire barrier, bringing out that fateful caution. When the race restarted, Busch was in front with Keselowski third and Ambrose 12th, and the car that had dominated the race out front became just ordinary in traffic, unable to move forward. Nine laps after the restart and struggling, Ambrose had picked up only one spot and trailed Busch by nearly 10 seconds. Truex managed to pass Busch on lap 65, but Busch banged past him in the Inner Loop seconds later and Keselowski followed into second. Keselowski stayed close for a while, but Busch began to pull away just as he had a year ago when oil spoiled his day. “It was a really, really sticky situation last year, and it wasn’t all Brad’s fault,” Busch said. “There was oil on the race track, but Brad’s the one that spun us out. It eventually cost us being able to make the Chase. I figured maybe he could do some of the same again, but he kept it clean today.”
Anti-steroids crusader disappointed in Rodriguez BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — The way the founder of an anti-steroids organization sees it, Alex Rodriguez owes him an explanation. He’s still waiting. “It’s not mad at him, It’s not anything to be mad about. It’s disappointed,” Don Hooton told the Associated Press at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, describing his feelings. “I really hoped I would’ve heard from Alex before (his suspension) came out” last week. A tireless crusader against PEDs since his son Taylor committed suicide at 17 after becoming depressed following his withdrawal from steroids, Don Hooton quickly enlisted Rodriguez in 2009, when the New York Yankees slugger addmitted to using illegal drugs with the Texas Rangers from 2001-03, to help the Taylor Hooton Foundation. Rodriguez did most of his work for the foundation out of the spotlight — meeting thousands of kids in about 36 appearances for the group — and Hotoon said A-Rod was an exemplary volunteer. But Hooton feels Rodriguez’s recent 211-game suspension as a result of Major League Baseball’s investigation into Biogenesis, the now-closed Florida anti-aging clinic, has overshadowed everything else. “He’s lived up to every part of his obligation to us, except this one,” Hooton said. “And it’s more important that all the others.”
The Yankees third baseman is appealing the suspension. Hooton was reluctant to vilify Rodriguez when rumours first started emerging about the three-time AL MVP’s link to Biogenesis. Once it became clear he would be suspended, though, the foundation’s board chose to end its association with the twicetainted star. Hooton said they will likely remove references to Rodriguez in the organization’s materials — except as an example of a player who relapsed. “If anything he becomes an example of how powerful these drugs are,” Hooton said. “It still baffles me that one of the best guys that’s ever played the game feels the need to go back to these drugs. It’s crazy.” An annual event for the foundation held in a suite at Yankee Stadium drew more than 60 donors paying $500 per ticket. There was an auction with items from Derek Jeter, Yogi Berra, Giants receiver Victor Cruz and others, but nothing from Rodriguez. Hooton said they have items from the generous 38-year-old Rodriguez, but he didn’t think it was appropriate to use them. Still, Hooton looks forward to talking to Rodriguez, who didn’t talk to media before Sunday’s game. “We’ll welcome the discussion. HonestPhoto by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ly, I’d like to find a way to embrace him. I really would. I don’t know what that would New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, right, gestures after hitting a secondlook like,” Hooton said. “But I’d like to be- inning solo home run in a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, gin a dialogue with him.”
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Manuel leads Bills rookies to win over Colts NFL PRESEASON BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS — EJ Manuel’s teammates and coaches were pretty darn impressed with their rookie quarterback. Buffalo’s first-round draft pick thought he could have done even more. Give him time. After completing 16 of 21 passes for 107 yards with one touchdown and a quarterback rating of 102.7, Manuel gave himself a “B” in his preseason debut — a solid mark after leading the Bills to a 44-20 victory Sunday at Indianapolis. “My main thing was I wanted to operate the offence like coach (Nathaniel) Hackett has taught us and get all the other guys in position,” Manuel said. “The veterans have done a great job of bringing me along and things like that. The main thing is just continuing to go out there and execute.” Sure, it was only preseason and he posted most of the big numbers against Indianapolis’ backup defence, and, of course, there were a few mistakes. But overall, Manuel executed the safe, simple game plan the way the Bills intended. His short passes were accurate and on time. He sped up the game by quickly getting the Bills to the line. On the few occasions he ran, Manuel was effective. And when pressed to make plays in the 2-minute offence, he drove the Bills into scoring position and then fired a rocket to Dorin Dickerson for a 17-yard score that broke a 13-13 tie with 14 seconds left in the half. It may not have been as impressive as Andrew Luck’s debut last season. He threw a 63-yard TD pass to Donald Brown on his first attempt at Lucas Oil Stadium, and led the Colts to a 38-3 victory over St. Louis. Luck played only two series Sunday, finishing 4 of 6 for 51 yards and was the only Indy quarterback not to lead the Colts on a scoring drive. He was sacked once. Backup Matt Hasselbeck played three series for the Colts, throwing a 45-yard TD pass to T.Y. Hilton, and departed after a tipped pass was picked off by Crezdon Butler. “Obviously, everybody, top to bottom, is disappointed. We never envisioned going out and playing a football game and having the outcome that we had,” Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. “We’ve obviously got to play better, and we will play better.” Manuel, on the other hand, played the entire first half and improved as the game went along — just as he did in last weekend’s scrimmage. Grading it may prove tough. Only three of Manuel’s completions went longer than 10 yards and two of the incompletions were throwaways. While Manuel played mostly with Buffalo’s starters, the Colts pulled their regulars early and had second and third stringers on the field when Manuel looked his best — going 9 of 10 for 68 yards in the 2-minute drill that impressed new coach Doug Mar-
Coughlin wants Giants to play better on both sides of run BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Tom Coughlin had concerns about the New York Giants’ running game heading into the season and nothing has changed after the first preseason game. The running game averaged a dismal 2.54 yards on 33 attempts in the 18-13 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday night. The first-team defence was shaky in its brief stint against one of the NFL’s hard-nosed rushing attacks. Before getting overly concerned, the Giants had some excuses. The offensive line played without starting right guard Chris Snee (hip) and his backup James Brewer (concussion). The defensive line was minus defensive ends Justin Tuck (back) and Jason Pierre-Paul (PUP). Coughlin was satisfied with a long touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz and good special teams play. “The areas of concern was the offence’s inability to rush the ball with any consistency, and as other people entered the game, was their inability to adjust to Pittsburgh’s blitz package, just trying to understand what they are trying to do.” None of the Giants running backs distinguished themselves in the start of the post-Ahmad Bradshaw era. He was cut in a salary cap move after 2012 despite having a 1,000-yard season. David Wilson, the 2012 first-round draft pick, gained 16 yards on five carries. Andre Brown had 23 yards on four carries, but also had a fumble. Michael Cox, the seventh-round draft pick, had 33 yards on nine carries. Wilson did show some ability to pick up the blitz, one of the question marks he faced entering the season. “He had one very good cut block where he stepped up and took the blitzing linebacker on,” Coughlin said Sunday in a conference call. “He tried to do the same (later) and the linebacker stepped over him. He has to learn that you don’t cut people at the feet of the quarterback, that’s not going to accomplish anything.” Brown didn’t help his cause with his fumble. “It really was careless, I don’t care how much and how well he played the game, there are certain things that have to happen before you run the ball,” Coughlin said. “Look the ball in, if it’s going to be a toss or pitch or pass all first you have to catch the darn thing and put it away and cover it up before you go on to the next objective. I’m sure he’s going to learn a lot from that, and to his credit, he went back in and did a lot of good things.” On the defensive side, Coughlin said the line got beat on all but two running plays. “Our first-team defence had what we call two wins and seven losses against Pittsburgh’s running game,” Coughlin said. “That was a big objective for us coming in. We have to shore that up and be able to stop the opponents’ run.” The Steelers gained 47 yards rushing on their two series against the Giants’ first-team defence, which ranked 31st overall last season. New York started Spencer Paysinger, Mark Herzlich and Keith Rivers at linebacker, and no one stood out. “I think there were flashes. I really do,” Coughlin said. “I don’t know if there’s any one particular individual that made enough plays or a whole lot of plays in order for me to say that. But we were steady. We didn’t give up a touchdown.”
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Indianapolis Colts’ Donald Brown (31) is hit by Buffalo Bills’ Aaron Williams during the first half of an NFL preseason football game on Sunday, in Indianapolis. The pass was incomplete. rone. “Here you are right before a half, 1:50, three timeouts left, and you’re making decisions. Are we going to try to run out the clock? Are we going to go 2-minute? Hey, let’s go 2-minute,” he said. “To do that is very impressive, no matter who you are.” Manuel wasn’t the only productive Buffalo rookie. Receiver Marquise Goodwin, an Olympic long jumper with world-class speed, set up one Bills score with a 53-yard kickoff return and tied the score at 13 with a 107-yard kickoff return. Da’Rick Rogers caught a 6-yard TD pass to open the second-half scoring. Backup quarterback Jeff Tuel completed his first 10 passes and led the Bills to three scores, after replacing Manuel to start the third quarter. Cornerback Jumal Rolle closed out the scoring with a 17-yard
interception return in the fourth quarter. It was a promising start for a team that changed general managers, coaches, co-ordinators and quarterback during the off-season. Indy got two field goals from Adam Vinatieri, the diving catch from Hilton, who bounced into the end zone, and a 72-yard fumble return from Daxton Swanson. Thought the Colts didn’t show much with their revamped offensive line, the new defensive players or the rebuilt special teams, Buffalo saw exactly what it wanted. “I think I showed that I can matriculate the ball down the field,” Manuel said. “I was glad we were able to go out there and get six points before the end of the half.”
Collie effective for receiver-thin 49ers BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A bumpy preseason opener didn’t provide many answers for the San Francisco 49ers regarding their muddled situation at wide receiver. Except for maybe one. In limited playing time, newcomer Austin Collie appeared healthy and effective while emerging as a veteran who could step up and climb up an uncertain depth chart for a team in search of legitimate candidates to fill front-line roles at the position. With three of their top wideouts injured, the 49ers started unproven Marlon Moore opposite Anquan Boldin at receiver Friday night in their 10-6 exhibition loss to Denver. Moore has just 12 career receptions, and offensive co-ordinator Greg Roman is still determining what the team has in its receiver corps. “I don’t know if there’s always going to be one guy who’s in there with the ones,” Roman said on Sunday. “I think we’ve got some flexibility there, and that flexibility will continue to grow.” Collie and Lavelle Hawkins give the 49ers some options they
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didn’t have at receiver before both veterans were signed by the team on Aug. 2. Each has produced at the NFL level: Collie had 173 receptions in his first three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts; Hawkins had 47 receptions with the Tennessee Titans in 2011. No other healthy receiver on the roster besides Boldin has more than 35 career receptions. Though coaches are still advising him to not go full bore in practice, during Thursday’s exhibition Collie looked recovered from the ruptured patella tendon that forced him to miss all but one game for the Colts last season. He had two receptions, including a 16-yard catch on fourth down to extend San Francisco’s final drive late in the fourth quarter. Veteran newcomer Kassim Osgood’s three receptions for 34 yards led all 49ers wideouts against the Broncos. Collie has been making an impression as coaches ease him into increased action. “Austin brings a great pedigree with him,” Roman said. “He had an injury before that kind of halted that, but Austin’s a guy who understands the game, a disciplined guy. He’s learning our offence, but any time you have a guy who
knows what to do, how to do it, understands coverage and all that, that’s a bonus.” With younger receivers experiencing mixed results throughout the summer, the 49ers are taking a longer look now at both Collie and Hawkins, who had four receptions during one drive Saturday as the 49ers returned to practice with a “Fan Fest” event at Candlestick Park. While saying both veterans will get an increased workload this week in practice, Harbaugh indicated each has a chance to move up the depth chart. “Pleased with what they’re doing, definitely,” Harbaugh said. “They’re studying hard, working hard to get out there and chomping at the bit to be out there.” Not so pleasing has been the inconsistent development of A.J. Jenkins, San Francisco’s 2012 first-round draft pick. After finishing his rookie season with zero receptions, Jenkins was expected to make a much bigger contribution this year, particularly with the injuries to other top wideouts. But he has been slow to come around this summer, and did not make much of an impression in the exhibition opener despite playing 39 snaps — 11 more than any other 49ers receiver.
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At the Elysium 2.5 stars Rated: 14A The hovering paradise that gives Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium its Greek-myth title appears tantalizingly close to diminished Earthlings, yet it’s available PETER only to the pamHOWELL pered elite. It’s a tough thing to contemplate for bluecollar guys like Max (a buff and bald Matt Damon), one of many downtrodden denizens of the Los Angeles of 2154, a place much like the rest of the planet where human neglect and environmental disaster have reduced great cities to squalor. Why do the residents of the Elysium space station get abundant food, clean water and a magical machine that cures all ills (hooray for socialized health care!), while grounded Earthlings suffer? That’s just the way it is, Max. Maybe you shouldn’t have voted Republican. And for those of us in the comfort of an air-conditioned theatre watching this pretty good sci-fi thriller, it’s not an unfamiliar construct, especially if you follow Blomkamp. The South African writer/director knows how to make the most of an opportunity, and an influence. He’s been tilling similar apartheid soil since his 2006 short film debut Alive in Joburg, in which he depicted his hometown Johannesburg as a place where humans and tentacled-faced squatter aliens nervously coexist, as giant decrepit saucers hover overhead. That led to the feature-length (and Oscar-nominated) 2009 remake District 9, and now Elysium. The new film takes many of the usual Blomkampian brainstorms (and employs his actor pal Sharlto Copley for a third time) and blows them up to summer blockbuster size. Also intact are Blomkamp’s cinematic and literary touchstones, dystopic fantasies from the likes of Stan-
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This film image released by TriStar, Columbia Pictures-Sony shows Matt Damon, right, in a scene from “Elysium.” ley Kubrick, George Orwell, Fritz Lang, Paul Verhoeven, Fernando Meirelles and Ridley Scott. The rich/poor divide remains (with filthy humans subbing for creepy aliens) and so do the obvious political connections, which now seem more American than South African. Those greedy, fascistic Elysium residents, who have their own version of Homeland Security to protect themselves and their lifestyles, obviously don’t support Obamacare (or Ontario’s OHIP). They have a ruthless Secretary of Defense named Delacourt (Jodie Foster) to keep out carpetbaggers who attempt to breach Elysium’s lethal shield. It’s the elevated health care that motivates desperate Earthlings to risk their lives on illicit Elysium excursions, which are offered by grubby entrepreneurs like Spider (Wagner Moura), who sells faint hope for big cash. Spider’s services are urgently required by Max following an industrial accident at work, which has rendered him dangerously radioactive and coffin-bound in five days. Max won’t accept his fate — a wist-
ful prologue has a caring nun telling his younger self “I know you are special” — so he agrees to an offer he can’t refuse from Spider, who dangles an Elysium cure-all as a carrot. To get it, Max must don a exoskeleton fighting suit (yet another Blomkamp trope), welded onto his body, that will allow him to hijack an Elysium-connected billionaire (William Fichtner) and to extract his corporate secrets — which will prove to be of paramount importance to both worlds. But to succeed, Max will have to get past not only the billionaire’s guards, but also dangerously rogue Elysium agent Kruger (Copley), who is employed by Delacourt but most assuredly is not controlled by her. Additional urgency, and potential romance, comes in the person of comely nurse Frey (Alice Braga), a childhood friend of Max’s who also requires a trip to Elysium. (Braga starred in City of God, the Fernando Meirelles film about violent Brazilian favela slums that are likely Blomkamp’s model for his future L.A.) Damon’s presence greatly alleviates the been-there feel of this Elysium excursion, which starts to run out of
steam when the usual explosive heroics kick in. He establishes rooting interest for a character whom you may not want to meet on a dark street at night, but whom you’d want on your side in any physical conflict, on or off Earth. Foster’s Delacourt also commands the screen, what little she gets of it, with a commanding portrayal of a genuinely nasty woman, who would sooner blow you away than blow you a kiss. If she had a mustache, she’d twirl it. Too bad the sparring matches involve more of Max’s muscle and Kruger’s anachronistic blade than of anything more cerebral that Delacourt might have offered. But in a summer of diminished expectations, Max and Elysium are just special enough to recommend. They deliver a decent number of sci-fi thrills, not to mention a widescreen advertisement for the virtues of universal health care. Let’s just hope it doesn’t give the government any ideas about laser-tattooing health insurance numbers on our hides. Peter Howell is a syndicated Toronto Star movie critic.
Jolie, Marvel superheroes bewitch Disney’s D23 Expo BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANAHEIM, Calif. — Angelina Jolie cast a spell on the crowd at the D23 Expo. The star of the upcoming film “Maleficent” appeared on stage at the Disney extravaganza for a Saturday presentation promoting the company’s upcoming assortment of live-action films. “Since I was a little girl, Maleficent was always my favourite,” Jolie told the crowd of 4,000 fans about her role as a real-life rendition of the “Sleeping Beauty” villainess. “I was terrified of her, but I was so drawn to her. I wanted to know more about her.” Jolie said her daughter, Vivienne, who turned 5 years old last month, was cast in the film as a young version of Princess Aurora, mostly because she was the only child who wasn’t afraid of Jolie in her horned attire on the set. “One little kid even said, ’Mommy, please tell the mean witch to stop talking to me,”’ said Jolie. Other stars that appeared at California’s Anaheim Convention Center included a few allies of “Marvel’s The Avengers.” Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman
and Anthony Hopkins from “Thor: The Dark World” and Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie from “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” were on hand to tout their upcoming sequels. Hiddleston apologized for not wearing his Loki costume, which he donned earlier this summer at Comic-Con International in San Diego. “I’m not gonna get this crowd to kneel,” he said. “We’re at Disneyland.” Later, when the “Captain America” crew came on stage, Evans comically invited the audience to join him at the theme park across the street. “Anyone wanna go?” the “Captain America” star joked. “Let’s go!” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige screened footage from both sequels, including two never-before-seen clips, and teasers for both “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The clip for “The Dark World” showed Portman’s human character Jane being examined on Thor’s home realm of Asgard, while the rough “Winter Soldier” footage showcased a stealth assault on a naval ship by Cap with plenty of boomeranging shield action. Other films previewed Saturday in-
cluded the globe-trotting Muppets sequel “Muppets Most Wanted,” fairytale musical “Into the Woods,” live-action retelling of “Cinderella” and the mysterious “Tomorrowland,” which stars George Clooney and is inspired by contents from a box found in the Disney archives. “Tomorrowland” filmmakers Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof showed off some items from the box on stage. “They want us to pull Clooney out of the box,” said Lindelof. “It’s not gonna happen, guys.” The items included a blueprint of the “It’s a Small World” ride, a doctored photo of Walt Disney with Amelia Earhart and a large silver disc that the pair said contained the remnants
of an animated film. “In 20 short years, we will share this extraordinary place with the entire world, so would you like to see it?” a booming narrator said at the end of the clip, which began with an animation of cave paintings and ended with a futuristic cityscape. Despite the plethora of stars and footage, the Force was notably absent from the D23 Expo, despite the Walt Disney Co. acquiring George Lucas’ Lucasfilm empire last year. Disney didn’t tease anything new about its plans for “Star Wars” films at D23. The studio previously said it plans to unleash a new “Star Wars” trilogy and two spinoff films beginning in 2015 with “Star Wars: Episode VII.”
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BEAULIEU - Jordan Daniel Aug. 7, 1983-Aug. 12, 2003 We little knew that morning, that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone; For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, Your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again. So loved, so missed, so very dear. Love Mom, Dad, Erin, Dennis, Addyson and Family
~Love Always Mom, Len and Kayne
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COCAINE ANONYMOUS 403-304-1207 (Pager) R U A BRAT www.cafba.ca
jobs CLASSIFICATIONS 700-920
Jan. 25, 1965 - Aug. 11, 2007 LIVE IN CAREGIVER FOR Grieve not too long but look around, In earthly things he can be found A falling leaf, a growing tree, In every breeze that’s flying free. As you were, you will be remembered with much love CHASE BREWSTER April 6, 1998 - Aug. 12, 2010 We cherish our memories. Forever in our hearts and deeply missed.
Classifieds Your place to SELL Your place to BUY
Part-Time Admin Assistant Required
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We are sad within our memory Lonely are our hears today For the one we loved so dearly Has forever been called away. We think of his in silence No eye may see us weep But many silent tears are shed When others are asleep. In our heart your memory lingers Always tender, fond & true; There`s not a day, Dear Logan We do not think of you. Love Gramma Podjan Uncles Allan, Larry and Stacy
BEAULIEU, JORDAN Aug 7, 1983 - Aug. 12, 2003 In loving memory of our dear nephew/cousin, who passed away as a result of a motor vehicle accident 10 years ago today. Gone is the face we loved so dear Silent is the voice we loved to hear Too far away from sight or speech But not too far for our thoughts to reach Sweet to remember he who once was here And who,though is absent is just as dear. ~Always in our thoughts, Forever in our hearts Uncle Dennis, Auntie Darlene & Travis
CCCSI is hiring sanitation workers for the afternoon and evening shifts. Get paid weekly, $14.22/hr. Call 403-348-8440 or fax 403-348-8463
Pacific Valve Services in Red Deer is hiring for a
FIELD SERVICE TECHNICIAN to
start immediately. Successful candidate must have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License, H2S, First Aid, be available to work some evenings/weekends/overtime as necessary, and travel out of town. Responsibilities to include repair, grease, and torque service valves/related equipment, as well as correctly complete work orders and safety documentation.
CHEERFUL P/T Receptionist for intermittent shifts incl., most wknds. Must be a multi tasker w/good mobility. Fax resume to 403-314-5307
(Temporary-Maternity leave.) Family-owned business in Red Deer is looking for a self-motivated individual, with strong communication skills and a good work ethic. Duties include answering and assisting customers over the phone, daily accounting, maintaining employee files, and assisting the Management Team with clerical and administrative requirements at multi-locations within Red Deer. Must have own transportation. Health/Dental Benefit Plan is available. Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, and experience with Microsoft Excel is an asset. Your advanced people skills and organizational acumen will make you an excellent candidate. Please email resume with references to firstname.lastname@example.org Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
We offer a competitive wage, profit sharing, dental and medical benefits and a positive work environment.
NURSING is your passion, Leadership is your edge.. The WestPark Lodge, Red Deer’s premiere Assisted Living facility needs you as a
Please submit Driver’s Abstract with application by email to: email@example.com, or by fax to 403-346-8847. No phone calls please. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
The WestPark Lodge is committed to enhancing the quality of life for seniors, by respecting their independence and privacy while providing assistance with daily living and personal care. We are looking for a Registered Nurse to provide leadership and direction to staff, and oversee resident care and hospitality services. The successful candidate will have demonstrated management experience, ability to manage budgets, motivate staff, as well as have exceptional interpersonal and public relations skills. If you believe this is the opportunity for you, please submit your resume to ngaudet@ cicl-seniors.com or call 780-757-9134 for more details. www.westparklodge.com www.cicl-seniors.com
CEDA INTERNATIONAL is currently looking for EXPERIENCED LABOURERS AND OPERATORS for PERMANENT roles based out of Red Deer. We are able to provide work year-round. Please send your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
COLTER ENERGY SERVICES IS NOW HIRING
WELL TESTING: Supervisors Night Operators Operators
Looking for a place to live? Take a tour through the CLASSIFIEDS
Fluid Experts Ltd.
Fluid Experts of Red Deer is seeking experienced
Class 1 Operators
to haul clean fluids for the Oil & Gas Industry. Home every night, company P/T F. caregiver wanted benefits with exceptional for F quad. Must be reliable pay structure. Must be able and have own vehicle. to work on their own with 403-348-5456 or minimal supervision. 403-505-7846 Compensation based on RELIEF CAREGIVER FOR experience. Fax resume memory challenged F, w/all tickets and current 10 am. Sat. drivers abstract to: 10 am. Sun. 403-346-3179 403-346-3112 or email to: email@example.com
Love Always Dad, Mom, Hunter & Morgann
LOGAN RAYMOND Sept 7, 1992 - Aug. 12, 2012
49 yr. old F, exc. living cond., 403-346-3179
CORE LABORATORIES Technical Field Service Sales Representative
Tuesday & Saturday’s Rib Night Wednesday Wing Night Thursdays Shrimp Night
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS 403-347-8650
CLASSIFICATIONS Class Registrations
We do not need a special day to bring you to our mind. The days we do not think of you are very hard to find. Each morning when we wake we know that you are gone. And no one knows the heartache as we try to carry on. Our hearts still ache with sadness and secret tears still flow. What it meant to lose you no one will ever know. Our thoughts are always with you, your place no one can fill. In life we loved you dearly; In death we love you still.
WHAT’S HAPPENING 50-70
LOGAN RAYMOND Sept 7, 1992 - Aug 12, 2010
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Have current Safety certificates including H2S Be prepared to work in remote locations for extended periods of time Must be physically fit Competitive wages, benefits and RRSP offered
Please email resume with current driver’s abstract to: www.colterenergy.ca Under Career Opportunities 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
Core Laboratories Petroleum Services Division is the world’s most recognized and highly respected rock and fluid analysis laboratory serving the oil and gas industry. Our Calgary location has an entry level opening for an energetic Technical Field Sales Representative to serve our clients in Central Alberta. Reporting to the Sales Supervisor, you will be an integral part of the Sales Team and be responsible for building client relationships and pursuing the Reservoir Fluid Services needs of existing and prospective oil and gas clients in Central Alberta. As a Technical Field Sales Representative you must have strong interpersonal skills and be driven to provide exceptional customer service in a team environment. A technical diploma or degree in chemical or petroleum technology is desired. Related sales, laboratory or industry experience would be an asset for this position. When submitting resume, please reference ‘34 Sales’. Deadline August 16, 2013 Interested applicants should forward their resume and cover letter indicating this position to: Core Laboratories, 2810 - 12th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 7P7, fax to (403) 250-4048 or email: ps.calgary. firstname.lastname@example.org We thank all applicants for their interest in Core Laboratories but we can only respond to those we wish to interview. No phone calls please. LOCAL Testing company seeking experienced Well Testers for areas including Sask. and US. 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
R A TRACER
an oilfield radioactive tracing company req’s an RSO for its Red Deer area operations. Qualified applicants can email their resume to: email@example.com
PRODUCTION TESTING PERSONNEL REQ’D Day Supervisors (5- 10yrs experience)
Night Supervisors (2-4yrs experience)
JOIN OUR FAST GROWING TEAM!!
Competitive Wages, Benefits, Retirement and Saving Plan! QUALIFICATIONS: • • • • • • •
Must be able to Provide own work truck Leadership and Supervisory skills- mentor and train crew Strong Computer Skills Operate 5000psi 10,000 psi (sweet and Sour wells) Collect Data - pressure, rates, temperatures Assist in Rig in and Rig out of equipment Tr a v e l t o a n d f r o m locations across Western Canada REQUIREMENTS:
Va l i d 1 s t A i d , H 2 S , Driver’s License required! Must be willing to submit pre access fit for duty test, as well as drug and alcohol Travel & be away from home for periods of time 21/7 Ability to work in changing climate conditions
website: www.cathedralenergyservices.com Methods to Apply: HRCanada@ cathedralenergyservices.com pnieman@ cathedralenergyservices.com Your application will be kept strictly confidential.
PROFLO is currently hiring
Production Testing Assistants
Candidates must have H2S, First Aid, PST &/or CSTS & willing to work away from base for extended periods of time. We offer competitive wages, a great health & dental benefit plan & safety bonuses. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 403-341-4588 or drop off at 8006 Edgar Industrial Ave. TEAM Snubbing Services now hiring experienced operators Email: janderson@ teamsnubbing.com fax 403-844-2148
Fracturing Operators Nitrogen Pumper Operators Cement Operators/Cement Bulk Drivers Coil Tubing Supervisors / Operators Bulk Plant Operator Heavy Duty Journeyman Mechanics / Apprentices
AURORA DENTAL GROUP Sylvan Lake, is looking for F/T TREATMENT COORDINATOR Must be avail. some evenings. Min. 2 years exp. Email resume to: email@example.com
RECEPTIONIST for Hygiene Department req’d. Please drop off resumes to Associate Dental, Attn. Corinne or fax 403-347-2133
ADAM & EVE UNISEX REQ’S P/T / F/T HAIR CUTTING PERSONNEL. Above average earnings. Submit resume in person at Parkland Mall.
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RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 B3
PROVIDENCE Trucking Inc Is now hiring experienced
Winch truck operator (heavy haul) Swamper (with Class 1 license)
All candidates must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen. We offer exceptional wages and benefits for exceptional people. Fax resume and abstract to 403-314-2340 or email to safety@ providencetrucking.ca RIG WORK
VACUUM/WATER TRUCK OPERATORS NEEDED Scheduled days off. Fax resume & drivers abstract to 403-786-9915
Bearspaw Petroleum Ltd is seeking an exp’d FLOORHAND Locally based, home every night! Qualified applicants
must have all necessary valid tickets for the position being applied for. Bearspaw offers a very competitive salary and benefits package along with a steady work schedule. Please submit resumes: Attn: Human Resources Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: (403) 258-3197 or Mail to: Suite 5309, 333-96 Ave. NE Calgary, AB T3K 0S3
TREELINE WELL SERVICES
Has Opening for all positions! Immediately. All applicants must have current H2S, Class 5 with Q Endorsement, (No GDL licenses) and First Aid. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefits. Please include 2 work reference names and numbers. Please fax resume to: 403-264-6725 Or email to: email@example.com No phone calls please. UFA Rocky Mountain House Currently seeking Full & Part Time Truck Drivers Benefits Offered Fax Resume to 403-845-7903 OR Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Innisfail Insurance Services Ltd.
is accepting applications for LICENSED BROKER, Level 2 status commercial experience an asset, full or part time dependant upon the applicants experience. The successful candidate must be a self-motivated professional, possessing excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Applicants must enjoy working in a very busy team oriented environment. Salary to commensurate with experience. Please forward resumes to: Carol Peterson Box 6039 Innisfail, AB T4G 1S7 Fax: 403- 227-3910 cpeterson@ innisfailinsurance.com
FRATTERS Speakeasy Venue is looking for an experienced chef/cook & front end mgr. Competitive wages,great atmosphere. Stop in 1-5 weekdays or email at email@example.com 5114 - 48 ST. LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISOR 1 yr previous experience. F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $13.00 per hour 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org LUAU Investments Ltd. (O/A Tim Hortons) Food Counter Attendant F/T shift work (open 24 hrs) Must be avail. weekends $11.00 per hour. 4217 - 50 Ave. 6721 - 50 Ave. 7111 - 50 Ave. email@example.com RAMADA INN & SUITES REQUIRES ROOM ATTENDANTS. Exp. preferred. Only serious inquiries apply. Rate $13.50/hr. Drop off resume at: 6853 - 66 St. Red Deer or fax 403-342-4433
Sales & Distributors
SIGN FABRICATOR/ INSTALLER NEEDED Must have min. 3 years exp. & Class 5 license. Computer/design skills an asset. Please apply by fax only to: 403-341-4014
APPLY NOW NOW HIRING G.M. Tech or ASEP. With good communications skill and work ethics to work with award winning G.M. dealership in Lacombe Alberta. Good hrs & bonus. for production. Training provided . Apply to confidential email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AUTOBODY JOURNEYMAN MECHANIC
or equivalent skill level. Required immed. Resume & references required. Apply to 6758 52 Ave.
Busy road construction company looking for
FINISHING HOE & DOZER OPERATORS
Minimum 5 yrs. exp, work 7 days a week at least 12 hrs. a day, overtime and subsided pay. Please Fax: resume to Outside Sales Rep 403-309-1944 or email to: email@example.com for our solutions driven sales team. Experience in GROWING COMPANY, air compressors and TJ PAVING, pneumatics a definite needs employees with paving asset. Base + commission experience. Great Working + mileage + benefits. For Atmosphere. Email resume Red Deer & area. Apply: to: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com JOURNEYMAN H.D. MECHANIC req’d immed. Teachers/ for very busy heavy equip. sales lot in Innisfail. Wage Tutors range $25. - $35/hr depending on exp. Fax resume to DANCE INSTRUCTOR 403-227-5701 or email: Join our dynamic team and firstname.lastname@example.org share your passion and love of dance with students LOCAL Construction of all ages and abilities. Company now hiring Now Hiring for Fall 2013. experienced Dozer, Submit resume and cover Operators. Please fax letter to: office@ resumes to 403-347-6296 reddeerdancemagic.com LOOKING FOR GUITAR INSTRUCTOR: APPRENTICE WELDERS Are you a musician looking Must be wiling to travel, to share your passion for work heights, have valid music with those in your drivers licence. Email: community? Join our email@example.com dynamic team and share your talents & love of music NEEDED F/T Service Person for after sales service and with students of all ages set up of manufactured and abilities. Now Hiring for Fall 2013. Submit resume and modular home. Must have exp. in roofing, siding, & cover letter to: office @reddeerdancemagic.com flooring, drywall, paint etc., Competitive wages and health plan avail. Apply to James at M & K Homes, Trades 403-346-6116 RETIRED Journeyman CLASSIC HOMES LTD plumber req’d to do Live-n is now accepting resumes for P/T apt. maintenance. JOURNEYMAN CARPENTER Phone Mike for details. Full Time Hours. 3-4 yrs. exp. 403-342-4923 req’d. Provide references. Must have Zoom Boom, First Aid, & Fall Arrest Certificates. The hourly rate will be $22.00/hour. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Drywall BOARDER only. SIDING INSTALLER Must have 3 yrs experience. with or without trailer & $30-35/hour depending on tools. F.T. year round exp. (403) 358-6701 work, must have truck and Something for Everyone 2 yrs. exp. 90 cents - $1 Everyday in Classifieds per sq.ft. 403-358-8580
STAINLESS STEEL PIPE WELDERS Required experience with (short circuit Mig) would Be an asset. Local shop work only, Great Rates Please email resume to email@example.com or Fax: 403-340-3471 Buying or Selling your home? Check out Homes for Sale in Classifieds
BUSY Central Alberta Grain Trucking Company looking for Class 1 Drivers and/or Lease Operators. We offer lots of home time, benefits and a bonus program. Grain and super B exp. an asset but not necessary. If you have a clean commercial drivers abstract and would like to start making good money. fax or email resume and comm.abstract to 403-337-3758 or firstname.lastname@example.org
CUSTOM Energized Air is a leader in compressed air technology and requires an
CLASS 1drivers req’d for road construction. Truck and pup exp. Living allowance incld. Fax 403-309-0489 DRIVERS for furniture moving company, class 5 required (5 tons), local & long distance. Competitive wages. Apply in person. 6630 71 St. Bay 7 Red Deer. 403-347-8841 F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. MEGA CRANES is looking for a ticketed crane and boom truck operator. Must have Class 1. Good wages, benefits, 10% holiday pay, RRSP’s, and most evenings and weekends off. Fax resume to 885-4269 or email email@example.com
ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING
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Community Support Worker Women in Trades Math and Science in the Trades GED classes days/ evening
Currently seeking reliable newspaper carrier for the
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
To deliver 1 day a week in OLDS BOWDEN RIMBEY
Gov’t of Alberta Funding may be available.
MUSTANG ACRES Mobile Home Park &
Delivery is 4 times per week, no collecting.
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life
Kingston Dr. Kendall Cres. & Kane Cl. ALSO Kelloway Cres. Kensington Cl. Kyte Cres.
Please reply by email: qmacaulay @reddeeradvocate.com or phone Quitcy at 403-314-4316
ORIOLE PARK WEST Oswald Cl.
CUSTOMER SERVICE A locally owned industrial supply company is looking for an energetic person for inside sales. E-mail resume to mark@ aesreddeer.com
ONLY 4 DAYS A WEEK
in CLEARVIEW AREA Cole St. & 1 Block of Cornett Dr. $62.00/mo.
Call Joanne 403-314-4308 info
GRANDVIEW 40A Ave & 47 St. area & N. side of Ross St.
Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
TIMBERLANDS AREA Turner Cres., Timothy Dr., Towers Cl., Tobin Gt. $113.00/mo. ALSO Timberstone Way, Talson Pl., Thomas Pl., Thompson Cl., Trimble Cl., Traptow Cl. $200.00/mo.
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of the morning ADVOCATE in Red Deer, by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/wk
Call Jamie 403-314-4306
CRYSTAL GLASS is seeking MOBILE REPAIR OPERATOR. Must have vehicle, pay is hourly and commission. Will train. Drop off resume at: 4706-51 Avenue or fax 346-5390 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 A P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE REP in a green drycleaning plant. Must be able to work some evenings until 7 p.m. & some Saturdays. Call Shannon 403-550-7440
stuff LOOKING for laborers and flaggers for road construction. Fax 403-309-0489
For full details go to www.caunitedway.ca
Customer Service Warehouse Position HPC distributes industrial coatings and related supplies. The successful applicant will assist in tinting, color matching, stocking inventory, maintenance duties and customer service. A great work ethic is a must.
Looking for reliable newspaper carrier for 1 day per week delivery of the Central Alberta Life in the town of
GRANDVIEW AREA 71 papers daily $420.00/mo. MOUNTVIEW AREA 75 papers daily $402.00/mo.
Certified Appraisers 1966 Estates, Antiques, Firearms. Bay 5, 7429-49 Ave. 347-5855
Packages come ready for delivery. No collecting.
Currently seeking RELIABLE newspaper carriers for morning delivery in
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED
WESTPARK & WESTLAKE AREAS
For afternoon delivery once per week
Please call Quitcy at 403-314-4316
In the towns of:
Kauns Seed Farm
Blackfalds Lacombe Ponoka Stettler
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
We currently have a position available at our Innisfail, AB plant.
As the successful candidate, you will have a minimum grade 12 education, forklift experience, and be able to work shift work. Please send your resume to: Nestle Purina PetCare 5128 – 54th Street, Box 6160 Innisfail, Alberta T4G 1S8 Attention: Human Resources Fax: (403) 227-4245 E-mail: InnisfailHR@purina.nestle.com Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada
810 Internal/External Job Opportunity
DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL AGE SERVICES
Call Rick for more info 403-314-4303
THE BURNT LAKE GENERAL STORE is looking for F/T Customer Service person for shift work. Please apply in person, Hwy. 11 West. No phone calls please. SOURCE ADULT VIDEO requires mature P/T help 3 pm-11 pm. weekends Fax resume to: 403-346-9099 or drop off to: 3301-Gaetz Avenue
Red Deer Child Care is currently seeking a positive and energetic individual to cover a one year leave for the upper-management position of Director of School Age Services. This salary range for this position is $27 - $30 per hour, paid by salary, and will be based on the education and experience of the candidate selected. Company benefits are available, including extended medical and dental benefits, and a company-matched RRSP plan.
RESTORE STAFF Habitat for Humanity is seeking individuals for the Restore to provide customer service, clean donated items, stock shelves, help with pickups and deliveries, and to carry out any other duties that may be assigned from time to time. Successful candidates will have customer service / cash experience and be self-motivated team players, with well-developed interpersonal skills. The physical ability to undertake this position is important as lifting is involved. A valid driver’s license and clean driving record is necessary.
The ideal applicant will possess: - Knowledge of Child Care regulation, policy and Developmentally Appropriate Practices. - Experience in supervising staff in a child care or other service-related setting. - Education in Early Learning and Child Care or a related field. - Knowledge in the Alberta Child Care Accreditation process and related funding streams. - Human Resource management - knowledge of Labour Standards, Human Rights Regulation, etc. - Ability to adapt and prioritize responsibilities in an unpredictable environment. - Willingness to create and maintain to a team atmosphere within the department and with the entire management team. - Knowledge of interpersonal skills in relating to others and varying personalities. - Flexible and positive attitude, with a willingness to seek answers when unclear of an acceptable direction. - Current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.
Interested persons may forward resumes to: Paula Madu, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity Red Deer 4732 78A Street Close, Red Deer, AB. T4P 2J2 Ph: 403-309-0998 / Fax: 403-309-0915 email@example.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE
To apply please forward resumes to: Rob Elliot Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 403-347-7973 In Person: #2, 5571 - 45 Street Red Deer, AB T4N 1L2 We thank all applicants, but only those who will be interviewed will be contacted.
This posting will close Aug. 15, 2013. Interviews will be arranged for the week of Aug. 20 - 23. This position will start Oct. 2, 2013 for training purposes, and will end one year from when the permanent SAP Director goes on leave.
We thank all applicants; only those selected for interview will be contacted.
EAST HILL SASKATOONS U-Pick Open Mon. - Fri. 12 pm - 7 pm, Sat. - Sun. 9 am - 5 pm. $10/4L. 403-392-6025 THE JUNGLE FARM Strawberries Now Avail. Monday-Saturday 8-6. Also available, pickling cucumbers. Call 403-227-4231 www.thejunglefarm.com Follow us on Facebook.
Spruce, Pine, Spilt, Dry. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 ALL SEASONED BIRCH 403-350-1664 FIREWOOD. Pine, Spruce, Poplar. Can deliver 1-4 cords. 403-844-0227 FREE FIRE WOOD Bring your own saw. 403-346-4307
As part of our customer service team, you will be dispatched in response to service concerns to deliver newspapers and flyers to customers or carriers. A delivery vehicle is provided.
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
Submit resume, indicating “Service Runner Position”, along with your driver’s abstract immediately to: Human Resources Red Deer Advocate 2950 Bremner Avenue Fax: 403-341-4772 Email: email@example.com
36” & 24” USED Fridge / Stoves & 2 Inglis Coin Operated Gas Dryers. Call Mike 403-342-4923 APPLS. reconditioned lrg. selection, $150 + up, 6 mo. warr. Riverside Appliances 403-342-1042 KITCHEN COMPACTOR FOR SALE. $50. 403-346-4307
YOUR CAREER IN
TECHNOLOGY Web Designer Network Administrator Help Desk Support Analyst PC Support Specialist and more!
Financial Assistance available to qualified applicants.
2965 Bremner Avenue, Red Deer
PUSH LAWN MOWER. Like new. $45 obo. 403-346-4049
Call Today (403) 347-6676
Do you: Want Extra Income Know the city well Possess a clean, valid drivers license Have a friendly attitude Enjoy customer service Want part-time work (12 to 22 hours per week)
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be contacted.
Term Certain - One Year Position
TRAILERS for sale or rent Job site, office, well site or storage. Skidded or wheeled. Call 347-7721.
Hours of shifts are: Morning shifts Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday shifts starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday to Friday shifts starting at 1:00 p.m. All shifts based on 4 hours and likely to run longer.
DINO’S TAKE OUT LOOKING FOR EXP’D P/T AND F/T DELIVERY DRIVER. Please apply in person w/resume to: 130, 3121 49 AVE. Red Deer
If you have a passion to succeed in a stimulating work environment with excellent wages and beneﬁts we would like to hear from you. This position will be responsible for the movement of ﬁnished product through the distribution system while ensuring product integrity, and superior customer service.
CHOCOLATE BROWN SUEDE JACKET. Size Large. $25. 403-314-9603
CIRCULATION SERVICE RUNNER
BACKPACK WITH MATCHING LUNCH KIT. Pink, good cond. $10. 403-314-9603 SMALL NEWBORN 1-6 MONTH CO-SLEEPER Wooden, Colonial bed, 31”x20” & 15” high. $25. Exc. cond. 403-343-3363
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Bud Haynes & Co. Auctioneers
Call Jamie 403-314-4306 for more information
Now hiring for full time/part time position. Applicant must have Ag experience. Duties would include Seed Plant, Farm Equipment, and Truck Operation. Must have Class 1 license. Seed Cleaning experience would be an asset. Phone 403-886-4562
United Way of Central Alberta
WE are currently seeking a general construction laborer in the Red Deer area. Home every night. We offer competitive wages & excellent benefit pckg. Email or fax resumes firstname.lastname@example.org or fax: 403-340-1246
wegot CLEARVIEW AREA 83 papers daily $444.00/mo.
Contact Quitcy at 403-314-4316
is seeking a temporary fulltime
P/T FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS Are you looking for a part time job while your kids are in school? Are you a student looking for evenings and weekends? If so, Subway has a Position for you! Please apply at www.mysubwaycareer.com or drop resume off in person at 180, 6900 Taylor Drive or Email to email@example.com or Call us at 403-342-0203
(Reliable vehicle needed)
EASTVIEW AREA 110 papers daily $589.00/mo.
TOO MUCH STUFF? Let Classifieds help you sell it.
Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 SUBWAY All Locations
Perfect for anyone looking to make some extra $.
For over 100 years, Nestle Purina PetCare Company has dedicated itself to creating innovative, nutritious products – all designed to enhance the well being of pets. Nestle Purina PetCare is the world’s largest producer of dry dog food and softmoist and dry cat foods, as well as being a leading producer of cat box ﬁller in Canada and the United Sates. In Canada, Nestle Purina’s leading brands include Dog Chow, Cat Chow, Pro Plan, Purina One, Fancy Feast, Friskies and Purina MAXX.
BLACKFALDS Motor Inn -Housekeeping Supervisor Req’d. 1 F/T, $18/hr., 1 yr. exp. req’d. Fax resume: 403-885-5868 Attn: Jenny
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Sunday Life
Real Pets, Real People, Real Passion
1393699 AB LTD. o/a JUGO JUICE -F/T Food Counter Attendant. $11/hr, 40 hrs/wk. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Family lost at sea to return home to U.S. PHOENIX — A northern Arizona family has survived being lost at sea for weeks after an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion. Hannah Gastonguay and her family will fly back home Sunday after taking their two small children and her father-in-law and setting sail from San Diego for the tiny Pacific island nation of Kiribati in May. Weeks into their journey, the Gastonguays hit a series of storms that damaged their small boat, leaving them adrift for weeks, unable to make progress. They were eventually picked up by a Venezuelan fishing vessel, transferred to a Japanese cargo ship and taken to Chile. Their flights home were arranged by U.S. Embassy officials, Gastonguay said. The U.S. State Department declined to comment on Sunday. The months-long journey has been “pretty exciting” and a “little scary at certain points,” Gastonguay told The Associated Press by telephone. The 26-year-old mother said they wanted to go to Kiribati because “we didn’t want to go anywhere big.” She said they understood the island to be “one of the least developed countries in the world.” Kiribati is a group of islands just off the equator and the international date line about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The total population is just over 100,000 people of primarily Micronesian descent.
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said, but they risked snapping off the mast and losing their radio and ability to communicate. They had been on the ocean for about two months and were low on supplies. They were out of food and were down to “some juice and some honey.” She said they were able to catch fish, but they didn’t see any boats. Still, we “didn’t feel like we were going to die or anything. We believed God would see us through,” she said. At one point a fishing ship came into contact with them but left without providing assistance. A Canadian cargo ship came along and offered supplies, but when they pulled up alongside it, the vessels bumped and the smaller ship sustained even more damage. They were getting hit by “squall after squall after squall.” “We were in the thick of it, but we prayed,” she said. “Being out on that boat, I just knew I was going to see some miracles.” They watched the surrounding storms disperse, and “next thing you know the sun is out. It’s amazing.” Eventually, their boat was spotted by a helicopter that had taken off from a nearby Venezuelan fishing vessel, which ended up saving them. “The captain said, ’Do you know where you’re at? You’re in the middle of nowhere,”’ she said. They were on the Venezuelan ship for about five days before transferring to the Japanese cargo ship, where they spent nearly three weeks before landing in San Antonio, Chile, on Friday.
Hannah Gastonguay said her family was fed up with government control in the U.S. As Christians they don’t believe in “abortion, homosexuality, in the state-controlled church,” she said. U.S. “churches aren’t their own,” Gastonguay said, suggesting that government regulation interfered with religious independence. Among other differences, she said they had a problem with being “forced to pay these taxes that pay for abortions we don’t agree with.” The Gastonguays weren’t members of any church, and Hannah Gastonguay said their faith came from reading the Bible and through prayer. “The Bible is pretty clear,” she said. The family moved in November from Ash Fork, Arizona, to San Diego, where they lived on their boat as they prepared to set sail. She said she gave birth to the couple’s 8-month-old girl on the boat, which was docked in a slip at the time. In May, Hannah, her 30-year-old husband Sean, his father Mike, and the couple’s daughters, 3-yearold Ardith and baby Rahab set off. They wouldn’t touch land again for 91 days, she said. She said at first, “We were cruising.” But within a couple of weeks “when we came out there, storm, storm, storm.” The boat had taken a beating, and they decided to set course for the Marquesas Islands. Instead, they found themselves in a “twilight zone,” taking more and more damage, leaving them unable to make progress. They could have used a sail called a genoa, she
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND CLAIMANTS Estate of MICHAEL WILLIAM HAMPTON AIME who died on April 13, 2013. If you have a claim against this estate, you must file your claim by September 23, 2013 and provide details of your claim with: J. Grant Miller, Miller, Lehane & Wild, Barristers and Solicitors at 5035 49th Street, Innisfail, Alberta. T4G 1V3 If you do not file by the date above, the estate property can lawfully be distributed without regard to any claim you may have.
Notice of Hearing For Supervision Order to Christopher York Take notice that on the 21st day of August 2013 at 9:30 a.m., at Calgary Family Court, Courtroom #1205, 601-5th Street SW, Calgary, Alberta a hearing will take place. A Director, under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act will make an application for Supervision Order; of your child born on 2005/04/01. If you wish to speak to this matter in court, you MUST appear in court on this date. You do have the right to be represented by a lawyer. If you do not attend in person or by a lawyer, an Order may be made in your absence and the Judge may make a diﬀerent Order than the one being applied for by the Director. You will be bound by any Order the Judge makes. You do have the right to appeal the Order within 30 days from the date the Order is made. Contact: Diane Charlebois; Jackie Ellice; Daniella Eggink Calgary and Area Child and Family Services Authority Phone: 403-297-2978
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LUANN Aug. 12 1994 — Montreal Expos have the best record in major league baseball, 74 wins and 40 losses, when the players go on strike to fight owners’ demands for a salary cap. The rest of season and the World Series are cancelled. 1992 — Canadian Trade Minister Michael Wilson signs draft North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) deal with U.S. and Mexico after 14 months of trilateral negotiations.
1984 — Close of XXIII Olympiad in Los Angeles. Canada makes its best Olympic showing ever, winning 44 medals: 10 gold, 18 silver, 16 bronze. On the same day in 1928, the Amsterdam Olympics close. Canada comes away with four gold medals. 1903 — Senator Matthew Cochrane dies on his Quebec estate at Compton. He was a boot manufacturer and the first of Alberta’s cattle barons. He founded the Cochrane Ranch Co. in 1881 and got a 100,000-acre lease along the Bow River. Ranch was later sold to the Mormon Church for colonization.
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Marla Torgerson, a local pop-soul-folk artist, performs during the noon hour at the Ross Street Patio on Thursday as part of Red Deer’s Best Summer Ever concert series. Performances featuring other local artists will continue on Wednesday evenings and Thursday afternoons until the end of September. Folk rocker Levi Cuss will be the next singer to entertain on the patio. Cuss will give a free concert on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. around the corner from where the downtown market takes place. Cuss will also perform on Thursday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the lunchtime crowd. The concerts are presented by the City of Red Deer and Housewarmings. For more information about free local music events, visit www.reddeer.ca/ bestsummer.
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Don’t dismiss my sexuality just because I’m aging Dear Annie: My 20-year-old son joined the army when he was 18. At his first duty station, he caught his barracks roommate, whom he thought was his best friend, stealing from him. My son felt betrayed and began isolating himself from his peers. He recently had a permanent change of duty station, and I am concerned that even with this fresh start he is not making friends. He was always a fun-loving, sociable and adventurous teen with lots of friends. Now he MITCHELL locks himself in & SUGAR his barracks room at the end of each workday. I know he is lonely but he is hiding it from his peers, most of whom are much older than he is and married with families. They only see him at work, and I’m sure they have no idea that he is struggling personally. He gets angry when I encourage him to reach out to people and would be very upset if I tried to intervene. He lives on the opposite side of the country. I want to help him, but I don’t know how. — Proud and Loving Mom of a Soldier
Dear Mom: When someone betrays you as this roommate did, it can be devastating, not only because you lose a friend, but because it makes you question your own judgment. Your son undoubtedly feels he cannot trust himself to find a friend worthy of the title, so he isolates himself as a form of self-protection. In the military, it is crucial to know that others have your back. And even in civilian life, isolation is a dismal solution. Every relationship includes the risk of being hurt. Please urge your son to talk to one of the counselors on base. He needs to open himself up to friendship again. Dear Annie: I love my husband and he loves me. We have been married for 30 years. Our sex life has diminished. He would not believe me if I told him I think about sex all the time. He also listens impatiently. I wait for a time when he is not watching TV or doing a chore to talk with him, but it seems there is never a good time. What he and most men should remember is that for women conversation is foreplay. If I don’t think you like me, why would I dress sexy for you? It seems pointless. My husband doesn’t realize how much it appears that he does not enjoy having me around. When I mentioned it, he looked at me like I was crazy. I think he doesn’t like seeing the “old” me. But I am still me. My hair may be grey, and I have some wrinkles and bumps, but I
exercise every day and watch what I eat. My shape has changed over the years, but I am still fairly attractive. Guys, understand that we all get older. Your wife changes, but so do you. Please see her for the vibrant, sexy woman she is within. And if you love her, you must like her, too. That means being interested and enjoying her company. — Sad Dear Sad: You are absolutely right. But it’s also possible that your husband is having issues of his own. Maybe he’s chronically tired or worried that you won’t be interested in him in bed. Suggest he see his doctor for a checkup. Then tell him what you need to make you both happy, instead of asking whether he’s tired of you. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Staying Classy,” the woman who doesn’t know how to respond when people comment on her large breasts. I am a tall, skinny man and was always teased about my large feet until I started using this comeback: “Yes, they are almost as big as your mouth.” Perhaps that would help “Staying Classy.” — Hereford, Ariz. Dear Hereford: Maybe, but then she’d have to change her signature. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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Monday, Aug. 12 CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Casey Affleck, 38; Rebecca Gayheart, 42; Maggie Lawson, 33 THOUGHT OF THE DAY: This day promises to be quite passionate and powerful. As the Moon enters poignant Scorpio, we become our own private investigators. We enjoy playing the role of the anonymous actor in the quest for clues to pending dilemmas. Dive into a world of mystery and let yourself be guided by a sense you cannot ASTRO explain, but enjoy. Sun DOYNA semi-sextiles Mars and this denotes that we got the right amount of stamina and energy to get things done today. Our fighting spirit is fully ignited! HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is your birthday, cooperation with your newly develop connections will likely bring you many changes this year. Socially, you will be quite active and on the go. A variety of activities will make your year eventful and restless. Curiosity regarding the human nature incites you to get to know others on a deeper level. ARIES (March 21-April 19): You develop a greater need to tap into your innermost feelings and you experience life in its most profound, yet mystical ways. Everything underground appeals to you and you are pretty comfortable with taboo subjects. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): The need and the feeling of being with someone really warm you up. Today you long to be in the company of a loved one more than usually. You seek closure and you are not afraid to voice it. You aspire to work towards your common goals. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You are more focused to put your responsibilities into order by ridding yourself of unwanted junk. Certain items have simply outlived their purpose. Be picky about the foods you ingest today and avoid playing the martyr. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You seek emotionally satisfying recreational activities and you feel young at heart when creativity blends well with fun. Tonight, you will develop the need to implement some fun in your daily routine, making it less of a chore. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Nostalgia will kick in and your branches of nostalgia will be shaken by certain memorable moments from your past. A female figure comes into focus today. You will both relate to one another on a more profound level. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The need to speak up your mind and to share what’s on your mind will come easier to you now. You will also be predisposed to be more eloquent and more forthright than usual. As the night unfolds, you will seek more calm moments at home. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You feel cosy in a secure environment. You will do whatever is in your power to provide your own family with such necessities. Later on, you will be in a chattier mood trying to catch up on the latest news. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You may tend to mother everyone around you today. There’s a certain unconditional care and sympathy that you are willing to offer others today. This will bring others closer to you while seeking for your sharply honest opinions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You may feel overly emotional or simply, detached from everyone else today. Soon enough, you will no longer seek seclusion, or isolation. You will yearn to do something bold and perhaps, implement some radical changes into your life. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22Jan. 19): This is a day where you feel that your place is amongst your friends or your local community. You need to be around individuals you can relate to and with whom you share similar goals. Later on, you will suddenly look forward to some quiet times. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20Feb. 18): You seek recognition and you will go about it by following your instincts. You will not refer to data or statistics in order to assess your worth, but rather look within the power of your own values. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You may come into interaction with people from abroad or you will simply desire strongly to evade in some exotic island. Try to control your sense of purpose and focus on the road ahead.