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TERRACE - Jess Dafoe of the Terrace Public Library, left, stops by Thornhill Primary in Thornhill to drop off a cheque for $300 to buy new books for the school’s library. The school won the district-wide “Drop Everything and Read” contest, that saw students across the province read for extended periods of time. From left to right, in front, are Sienna Hill, Brooklyn Greenwood, Ollie the dog, Tristan Magnell, and Kyla Foisy. In back, standing left to right are Shelby-Lynn Lincoln, Keelan Hill, and Tyanna Marko.

Kitimat LNG camp to ramp up this year By Cameron Orr THE NORTHERN CONNECTOR

KITIMAT - Chevron’s Kitimat LNG team was back in Kitimat recently to give a brief update on their project. Chevron’s David Molinksi gave the update to Kitimat council members. There was no major announcement from the meeting, which included updates such as the fact the company is about 50 per cent complete on finishing the Forest Service Road (FSR) which leads from Haisla Boulevard to their proposed liquefaction plant for natural gas at Bish Cove. A lot of their early works is

complete, including tree falling and burning. Deep soil mixing is also done, which is a key part of stabilizing the foundation of the site. Meanwhile they have plans to soon increase the size of their work camp. The Kitimat LNG project currently has a 135 room camp in place right now. “Early in the new year we’re expecting to increase it to about 287,” said Molinksi. Then sometime around the middle of 2014 they’ll grow that further to 600 rooms. Their camp is approximately in the area of the former Eurocan Pulp and Paper mill. As for the Eurocan building itself, the company is still working out a plan to

demolish the structures. They do plan to use an existing landfill on the site though. They have remediation work to do, and will have to receive a permit from the province before they can re-open it. Of course the big question as far as Kitimat LNG goes these days is relating to their plan to dump marine clay into nearby Clio Bay, which is said to improve the ecosystem of the bay’s floor. Molinski says they still have a ways to go before they start doing any of that work. That includes creating an execution plan and then receiving a permit from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

“It’s still some time before we get started on that,” he said. “We still have a lot of work to do to get everything in place.” Phil Germuth asked what sort of work would be done to protect fish smolts released from the Kitimat Hatchery, which use the shores of Clio Bay on their way to the ocean. Tim Edgell, a marine biologist working with the company, said they are working on plans to avoid impacting the smolt population. “It’s important that the shallow coastal waters are free of sediments because that’s where the fish would be traveling,” he said. He added that they are collecting ocean information.

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TERRACE - Customers of the provincial government liquor store here responded generously on two occasions in 2013 – once in the aftermath of the early summer southern Alberta floods and again in late fall for typhoon relief in the Philippines. The local store

ranked first for its size category and eighth for all government liquor stores by collecting $4,418 from customers for typhoon relief. Donations collected for the Philippines were sent to the Canadian Red Cross. In all 195 BC government liquor stores participated. “We’d like to commend our customers and

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PRINCE GEORGE A professor at the University of Northern British Columbia and his student are south – really south. Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management (ORTM) professor Patrick Maher and fourth-year ORTM student Jody Phibbs are participating in Students on Ice Antarctic Expedition 2013. The ship-based journey is exploring Patagonia, the Antarctic Peninsula, and surrounding Southern Ocean. It involves 70 university and high school students from around the world, as well as an international team of staff, consisting of 20 scientists, historians, artists, explorers, authors, and educators. In 2009, UNBC participated in the first-ever university courses offered in Antarctica with Students on Ice. This time however, there will be a greater concentration on research. “The last university trip was related more to teaching, where as we will be trying to incorporate more research this time around. We’ll be examining Antarctic tourism in terms of its positive and negative

impacts across economic, social, and environmental realms,” says Dr. Maher, a recently elected Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. “This will be expanded upon with an evaluation of the management of tourism today as well as critiquing the options that might be best for the future.” The travellers return to port on Jan. 10.

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Superintendent’s report shows student improvements By Martina Perry

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PRINCE RUPERT - The annual Superintendent’s Report was reviewed at the December monthly school board meeting, with the report showing increases in Prince Rupert students’ English grades, but decreases in mathematics. The report highlights the school district’s achievements for the school year and identifies what the district is doing to address areas with unsatisfactory achievement. “The board of education is excited with the improvements our students have made. This is reflective of the hard work that goes on in classrooms every day to help advance our students. It also demonstrates that while we’ve done great there’s still work to be done,” Prince Rupert school board chair Tina Last said. The Prince Rupert School District believes its focus on ear-

ly learning is helping improve the number of younger students meeting or exceeding expectations expectations for reading. The report included Grade 4 foundation skills assessment (FSA) results to prove the theory, with the number of Grade 4 students meeting or exceeding expectations in the reading FSA test being 71 per cent this school year, up from 66 per cent in 2011/2012. The number of Grade 4 aboriginal students meeting or exceeding expectations in the reading FSA has also increased to 63 per cent, up from 61 in 2011/2012. However, FSA reading results for Grade 7 students remain an area of concern for the school district, with only 48 per cent of students meeting or exceeding expectations. But Grade 7 students meeting or exceeding in the Writing FSA has improved. 65 per cent of all

“This is reflective of the hard work that goes on in classrooms every day to help advance our students”. School board chair Tina Last

students performed well on the assessment, which is up from 57 per cent the previous year. A total of 55 per cent of aboriginal students are ahead of the

provincial average, up from 44 per cent in 2011/2012. Results are now slightly above the provincial average. The trend of improvement in English skills continued with older students, with 94 per cent of Grade 10 students meeting or exceeding expectations in the blended final marks for English, up two per cent from the previous year. English 10 blended final marks for aboriginal students are very close to the provincial average for aboriginal students at 89 per cent, up from 86 in 2011/2012. To ensure advances pursue, Faye Brownlie will continue to work with Grade 4 to 12 teachers to support literacy development and reading, writing and thinking connections. Additionally, Fiona Morrison is doing workshops within the district to help support teachers in improving literacy instruction to primary and kindergarten students. While Prince Rupert students

are making way in English aspects of their learning, improvements in mathematics needs to be seen. Grade 4 numeracy FSA results show that only 47 per cent of students are meeting or exceeding expectations, which is down from 57 per cent last year. The number of Grade 7 students meeting and exceeding the provincial average in numeracy FSA is up from 41 per cent last year to 48 per cent, however this is still below the provincial average. Furthermore, Pre-Calculus Mathematics results at the Grade 10 level are not close to provincial averages. To aim for better results in mathematics next year, the district is working with teachers and offering workshops with Carol Fullerton that will focus on improving instruction in mathematics. “The board of education is confident that we will continue to improve the results of our students,” Last said.

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Supreme Court makes ruling striking down prostitution laws gally be able to communicate openly, operate brothels and profit from prostitution. “This is a total victory,” Pivot Legal Society staff lawyer Kat Kinch said after the ruling was announced Friday. “Sex trade workers’ lives can’t be sacrificed at the cost of regulating prostitution.” Kinch predicted it will enable a range of practical safety measures for sex work-

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OTTAWA - A Supreme Court of Canada ruling to strike down Canada’s prostitution laws is being hailed in B.C. as an irrevocable step toward protecting sex trade workers from violent predators. The unanimous 9-0 ruling gives the federal government one year to craft new legislation or else the industry will le-

ers, including better screening of customers, spotting by friends or peers, hiring of security guards, and the use of apartments or hotel rooms. She said the ruling makes it clear Ottawa must put safety first in considering any further legislation, adding sex workers should be at the forefront of those discussions. The court referred to the murders by Port

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ton’s car, the severity of the harmful effects [of the law] is established.” SFU criminology professor John Lowman said the Harper government faces a tough choice of approaches if it opts to bring in new legislation. He said the U.S. approach of criminalizing both the purchase and sale of sex hasn’t worked well, although there are variations south of the border.

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TERRACE - Rook, a police dog based in Terrace, has been called out on several occasions. In late December, a van driven by a possible impaired and pro-

hibited driver, failed to stop for police. The vehicle was driven into the ditch at Mailbox Point/ Catt Point roads and the driver fled. Police dog Rook tracked the

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TERRACE - Graydon Takhar was with grandfather Mo Takhar when he donated $750 through his Gobind Mall business to Major Rosa Moulton of the Salvation Army in Terrace. It was used to finance the Salvation Army’s Christmas hamper program and other programs provided by the Army throughout the year.

Terrace council sees need for LNG education By Josh Massey

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TERRACE - City council is poised to take on the role of energy educator. A resolution was put forward Dec. 9 by councillor Brian Downie that in order to engage communities in discussions about proposed liquefied natural gas projects “the city to seek partners to host a series of forums about LNG and the impacts on the community.” As many as six liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facilities, with accompanying natural gas pipelines, are at various stages of the application process for permits to build in northwestern B.C. Downie argued that “the differences between a successful project and one that is riding out the storm is for the community to know more. Where projects went best was where they knew more about the

project and the impacts.” He said that a recent LNG forum hosted by NDP MP Nathan Cullen that brought together members from industry, First Nations, government and the community was a starting point. He proposed that Terrace seek to bring more groups together for similar meeting in the future where speakers from various perspectives could be hosted, in three or four months. Some suggestions from council included councillor Stacy Tyers suggesting that when consultants come to Ter-

race in February to do a housing needs assessment that they could be included in one of the public meetings. Mayor Dave Pernarowski and councillor Marylin Davies suggested that the Terrace Economic Development Authority play a key role in organizing the events. The motion that the city host LNG awareness events in the future was carried. Groups in the city have already played host to a variety of conferences aimed at skills development in light of new projects.

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Environmental Protection Notice Application for Permit Amendment Approval Under The Provisions of the Environmental Management Act. We, Ridley Island Terminals (RTI), at Post Office Bag 8000 - 2110 Ridley Island Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 4H3 intended to submit this amendment application to the Director to amend Permit: PE-06698, issued August 28, 2000, which authorizes the discharge of effluent from an existing coal handling facility. The land upon which the facility is situated on a 35 - acre parcel on RTI leased land and includes: a portion of Parcel N (Plan #10929) Lot 1 (Plan #10937, 10938, and 10939), located on Ridley Island, near Prince Rupert within the Skeena - Queen Charlotte Regional District, in North-western British Columbia. The amendment requests that an additional sediment pond, with an average monthly discharge rate of 68,000 m3 and maximum discharge rate of 135,000 m3, be added to treat additional effluent associated with the expansion of the existing RTI coal handling facility. The effluent may be discharged up to 24 hours/day, 365 days/year and will consist of surface water runoff collected through a perimeter sediment catchment and settling pond system to drop out suspended solids. The sediment collection pond was constructed using Ministry of Environment (MOE) guidelines. Effluent will be monitored regularly for compliance with MOE permit constraints. Any person who may be adversely affected by the proposed amendment and wishes to provide relevant information may, within 30 days after the last date of posting, publishing, service or display, send written comments to the applicant, (C/O R. Friday) with a copy to the Regional Manager, Environmental Management Branch, PO Box #5000 – 3726Alfred Street, Smithers, B.C., V0J 2N0. The identity of any respondents and the contents of anything submitted in relation to this application will become part of the public record.

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TERRACE JAN. 5 - Bring your Christmas tree for the fire and enjoy horsey rides, hot chocolate and marshmallows at 1 p.m. at the Thornhill community grounds. Admission by donation. Christmas may be over but there is still fun to be had before the holidays end. Christmas trees can be dropped off before this date. Please remove any tinsel from the trees before dropping them off. Brought to you by the Skeena Valley Fall Fair Association, Totem Saddle Club and Thornhill Fire Department. JAN. 21 – Pacific Northwest Music Festival committee meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Terrace Academy of Music. The regular monthly meeting to plan the music festival is the second Tuesday of every month, If interested in helping out or for more details, come to the meeting or call Fiona at 635-9089. ONGOING FOOD FOR Fines: during the month of December, bring a bag of non-perishable food items for the food bank to the Terrace Public Library and library staff will waive your overdue fines. THE 48TH annual Pacific Northwest Music Festival syllabus is now available online at pnmf.ca and at Sight and Sound on Keith Ave. Deadline for entries is Jan. 15, 2014. The music festival will be March 27 to April 12, 2014. Competitors come from all over the pacific northwest to participate in band, choir, piano, voice, speech arts, dance, strings, woodwinds and brass and concludes with the gala on the last night of the festival. For more details, call Fiona at 6359089. THE THIRD annual Kids Helping Kids sells ornaments until Dec. 21 at Don Diegos. There is a minimum donation for the ornaments with all proceeds going to the purchase of toys for the Salvation Army. Don Diegos will match the total amount raised. FREE FLU clinics in Terrace for those who qualify for seasonal influenza and pneumonia vaccinations. All clinics

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are drop-in and include the lunch hour. Drop-in clinics at Skeena Mall Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drop-in clinic at the health unit Dec. 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you have any questions, call the health unit at 631-4200. If you have general questions about the vaccinations, call Health Link at 811. TERRACE PHOTOGRAPHY Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Terrace Art Gallery. Want to enjoy photography more? Open the aperture of your mind and come and see us. Two field trips a month and much more. Contact information thru our website northernlensescameraclub.ca. NORTHWEST BC Metis meet the third Wednesday of the month (except July and August) at 7 p.m. room 306, 4536 Park Ave. Everyone welcome. For more details call 638-1199 or Beverly at 635-6864 or terracemetis@ymail. com. THE SALVATION Army holds Toonie Wednesdays every first and third Wednesday of the month – all clothing is $2. All children’s clothing $2 or less is half price. NORTHERN BRAIN Injury Support Group meets at 4 p.m. on the

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second and fourth Monday of the month in the boardroom at the Terrace and District Community Services Society (3219 Eby St.). For more details, call Deb 1-866-979-4673. THE TERRACE Toastmasters Club meets every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at the Graydon Securities Building on Keith Ave. (next to Irlybird). For more details, call Randy 635-2151 or Rolf 635-6911.

KITIMAT JAN. 9 - The Kitimat Seniors, Branch 129, will hold their monthly meeting at 1 p.m. at the Seniors Centre. ONGOING THE KITIMAT Public Library’s popular Mother Goose StoryTime takes place Mondays at 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Bring your little one for a morning of felt stories, sing-songs, finger puppets and a ton of giggles. Please register in person or contact the library at 632-8985. Free. PICKLE BALL every Tuesday and Thursday, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Riverlodge. For those aged 50+. Call the Kitimat Seniors’ Centre at 632-3475 for further information. NEW CHURCH in town, gathering togeth-

er for a conservative Christian fellowship. Preaching the word of God, singing spiritual songs and hymns. Vision for revival in Kitimat and Canada. Citywide prayer network. Phone Cathy Speitelsbach for more details 632-2211. THE KITIMAT Quilters Guild meetings are the first Thursday of every month, held at M.E.S.S. Sewing room. All experience levels welcome. (19+) Call Aileen at 632-6225 or Wanda at 632-4458.

KITIMAT PUBLIC Library is offering free basic computer tutorials, sponsored by the federal government. If you would like to learn how to search the Internet for jobs, medical information, send and receive photos, or simply browse the computer for matters of interest, please call Carley to book your free appt 6328985. HEALTHY BABIES drop in is held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kitimat Child Development Center. They welcome families throughout pregnancy and up to one year (older siblings welcome). Come meet other parents and infants over light refreshments with support from the CDC staff and a Public Health Nurse. For more

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT Centre Family Fun Spot Drop-In Monday and Friday afternoons 1-3 p.m., Wednesday mornings 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Ages 0-5 welcome “A Great place for families to meet over coffee and toys!” Contact 250-632-3144 for more information. KITIMAT FIBRE Arts Guild: Interested in knitting, spinning, weaving, or any other fibre? For more information phone Maureen 250-632-5444. KITIMAT MULTIPLE Sclerosis - I have M.S. but M.S. does not have me. You are not alone, male or female, and the Kitimat M.S. group would like to be here for you. Total confidentiality. For more information contact Mary at 250-639-6016. AGLOW OF Kitimat All are welcome at our Care Group and Bible Study for men and women, singles or married, Thursday at 7:00 P.M. For information phone Brenda at 250-6321616. DID YOU KNOW that literacy is more than just being able to read? The Kitimat Adult Literacy Program provides FREE tutoring services for adult interested in improving their reading, writing, math, commu-

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PRINCE RUPERT CANADIAN CANCER Society is looking for volunteers to help with the daffodil campaign in April. Please contact Judy Rea at (250) 624-3913 for more details. THE HERITAGE Advisory Committee is looking for new members, if interested, drop a note to Heritage Advisory Committee, PO Box 181, P.R, B.C, V8J 3P6. LAST MINUTE Market Sat. 9am - 12:30 at the Moose Hall. Craft items, baking, home business and yard sale items. For table rentals, call Rosa 624-4787 or Kathleen 624-5652. Coffee is always on! PRINCE RUPERT Seniors Centre Bingo Fridays 1- 3pm. Everyone 19 and older welcome. PRINCE RUPERT Alcoholics Anonymous. If

you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, that’s ours. Prince Rupert A.A, 6271119. AL-ANON MEETINGS: First Presbyterian Church, 233 4th Ave. E in basement. Tues. 8pm. All are welcome. Call 627-4899. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS Drug problem? We can help Mon 8-9pm, 223 4th Ave. East, Presbyterian Church (side door). JOIN THE YWCA for a 2 day FREE-Train-theTrainer course on taking action against abuse of older adults. For more info. contact project co-ordinator Renu at rchaudhry@ywcavan. org or 604-895-5790. THE PRINCE Rupert Breast Cancer Support Group invites any woman living with cancer to attend monthly luncheons every 3rd Sat. each month at noon at the Crest Hotel. FRIENDSHIP HOUSE hosts: AamaGoot Power Puff Girlz Club (ages 7-12) Tues. 3- 5pm, 3rd floor, AamaGoot Women’s Carving Learn to Carve Wed. 6- 9pm, Main level back entrance. AamaGoot Ladyz Club (18yrs +) Learn new artistic designs through sewing, beading, etc. Sat. 14pm, 3rd floor.

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Friday, January 3, 2014 The Northern Connector

Marlins host Winter Invitational swim meet Contributed

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KITIMAT - The Kitimat Marlins swim club hosted the Winter Invitational swim meet recently with teams from the Bulkley Valley, Terrace and Prince Rupert also in attendance. The Marlins had some excellent results with many new Provincial qualifiers, medalists, a pool record and many personal best times. With a strong showing from all 40 swimmers the Kitimat Marlins took first place for overall points out of the four teams in attendance. Kleanza Cathers took a silver medal for overall points in the 1314 girls division. Along the way she co-broke the pool record in the 50 meter butterfly in the 13-14 girls. Her time of 31.58 in the event was identical to friend and competitor Avery Movold from Prince Rupert. They now both own the pool record, a rare event indeed. Brander Pacheco (15) tied for the gold medal in the 15 and over boys with Brandan Hagen (16) of the Prince Rupert Rapids. On the way he achieved his fifth and sixth AAA Provincial qualifying time in the 100 backstroke and 1500 meter freestyle. Zachary Dumas (14) took the

silver medal in the 13-14 boys division. Along the way Dumas reached his second and third AA Provincial qualifying time in the 400 meter IM and 1500 meter freestyle allowing him to compete in Chilliwack at the AA Provincial champs late February. Dumas also had the largest one swim improvement, a whopping three minute and 23 second improvement in the event. He also swam personal best times in all seven of his events. Adrianna Florit (9) took the silver medal in the 10 and under girls division. Gabriel Lamarre (12) took the bronze medal in the 11-12 boys division. Ewan Thomopoulos (9) took the bronze medal in the 10 and under boys division. All three swimmers also did the tough task of swimming personal best times in all 7 of their events. Also taking medals were Robyn Alderman (17) silver in the 15 and over girls and Madison Szmata (12) in the 11-12 girls division. Three other swimmers also made their first AA Provincial qualifying times and will join Dumas in Chilliwack for AA Provincial Champs. They were Hannah Pearson (11) qualified in 11 and under girls 200 meter backstroke, 200 and

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A Kitimat Marlin during the Marlins-hosted swim meet. 400 IM. Leah Desousa (11) qualified in 11 and under girls 50 meter freestyle, 100 and 200 meter backstroke. Ethan Velho (13) qualified in the 12-13 boys 100 and 200 backstroke.

Other swimmers with the Marlins that achieved personal best times in all of their races were Angus Bathe (9), Archie Bathe (7), Laurence Boucher (13), Leah Desousa (11), Hayden Dobbin (14),

Alexis Florit (8), Gabriel Lamarre (12), Vanessa Lamarre (13), Ethan Manseau (7), Hannah Pearson (11), Faith Silva (7), Jaeden Silvestre (11), Marianne Tremblay (11) and Ethan Velho (13).

These sports quips for 2013 really do hit home By Bruce Penton

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• Golf writer Dan Jenkins on Twitter, as reported on golfworldmonday.com: “Charl has made three bogeys and a double in his last four holes. In South Africa, that’s known as Schwartzeling your pants.” • Greg Cote of the Miami Herald: “Tim Tebow signed with the Patriots. ‘Belichick owed me a favor,’ explained Jesus.” • Comedy writer Jim Barach: “The NFL has declined an offer to help promote Obamacare. Apparently the NFL says they don’t want to get involved with something that right now falls in popularity somewhere between the Bengals and Aaron Hernandez.” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg, on the Blackhawks’ plans to show off the Stanley Cup. “They would take the Cup to a Chicago Cubs game, but then they would have to explain what a championship is.”

• Brad Dickson of the Omaha World-Herald: “According to reports, David Beckham turned down an offer to try out for an unnamed NFL team. Considering he’s a 38-year-old man who’s never played the sport, I think we can narrow it down to the Jets and -well, it must’ve been the Jets.” • Dickson: “Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen took their kids to Disneyland. Someone asked Brady if he wanted to see Grumpy and Snow White. His response: ‘Belichick and Tebow are here?’ “ • Dwight Perry of the Seattle Times: “Canadian curler Matt Dumontelle (the fifth man on Brier winner Brad Jacobs’s rink) has been suspended for two years after testing positive for an anabolic steroid. Suspicions were aroused when he started chucking his stones overhand.” • Steve Rushin in Sports Illustrated: “In New York, John Tortorella was relieved of his

coaching duties for being too much like his own playoff beard (prickly, coarse and abrasive).” • NBC’s Jay Leno, on the dying Cleveland fan who requested six Browns players serve as his pallbearers: “The bad news? They fumbled the coffin five yards from the grave.” • Cam Hutchinson of the Saskatoon Express: “I’m guessing photographs of Toronto Maple Leafs championship teams were taken off a wall at Air Canada Centre to be colourized.” • Colin Cowherd of ESPN, on Twitter, about Alex Rodriguez playing in in the minors on a rehab assignment two days prior to his anticipated suspension announcement: “ARod batting second, playing third and pleading the fifth in Trenton tonight.” • Spotted in Mike Bianchi’s column in the Orlando Sentinel: ExNFLer E.J. Holub, on his 12 knee operations: “My knees look like

they lost a knife fight with a midget.” • Greg Cote: “Morgan Shepherd, 71, became the oldest driver to start a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. You could tell Shepherd’s car. It was the one that left its turn signal on the entire race. • Among David Letterman’s top 10 pieces of advice for young athletes: — Trash talking is part of the game, but always follow up the next day with an apology note — Talk to friends, family and clergy about which Kardashian is right for you.” • R.J. Currie of sportsdeke.com: “Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce said he is not happy about his demotion to backup. Great. Now even his pride is injured.” • Dickson again, on ARod celebrating his 38th birthday last week: “If you’re shopping for a belated gift, you can’t go wrong with clean urine.” • Steve Rushin again, in a column about names of players in the long

history of Major League Baseball: “For the moment, the major leagues still have employed only four Balls (Art, Jeff, Jim and Neal), resulting in one Walk (Bob).” • TNT’s Conan O’Brien, after Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run of 2013 on the same day as the season premiere of ‘Breaking Bad’: “It was a big day for drug dealers.” • Cote: “Former Heat player Michael Beasley was arrested for possession of marijuana. Is that even news? That’s like me being found in possession of a donut.” • Dwight Perry: “PierreEmerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick in his first game after signing with Germany’s Borussia Dortmund soccer team, and opponents and headline writers are already in agreement: This spells trouble.” • Perry again: “A zoo in Henan, China was caught trying to pass off a dog as a lion. Hey, don’t laugh — Matt Millen got away with it for

years in Detroit.” • Joe Sheehan, SI.com, after Peyton Manning’s seven-TD game against Baltimore to start the season: “A defence comprised of actual ravens wouldn’t be much worse than this.” • Cote, on Twitter: “NFL opener delayed by weather and lightning threat. ‘That’s what you get for cutting Tebow,’ says God.” • Janice Hough of leftcoastsportsbabe.com: “Apparently teams are telling Tim Tebow he’s not an NFL quarterback. Well, that never stopped Rex Grossman.” • Cote: “The Harlem Globetrotters exhibition basketball franchise is for sale. Assets include a pail that you think is full of water but actually only contains confetti!” • Comedy writer Alex Kaseberg: During the U.S. Open’s men’s final, announcer, John McEnroe called an unruly fan a loudmouth jerk. Being called a loudmouth jerk by ‘Super Brat’ John McEnroe is like Don-

ald Trump telling you you’re having a bad hair day.” • Blogger Bill Littlejohn, on a 49-year-old Brit raising more than $63,000 for charity by running 1,624 kilometres across Britain with a refrigerator on his back: “He says he was inspired watching Adrian Peterson carry the Vikings.” • Dickson, on LeBron James honeymooning at an undisclosed location: “I think we can pretty much rule out Cleveland.” • Janice Hough: “Only three things have kept the 2013 SF Giants from being a playoff contender – June, July and August.” • Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle: “The NFL tabbed Bruno Mars to do halftime at the Super Bowl. This will satisfy the millions of NFL fans who are eager to find out who Bruno Mars is.” Bruce Penton can be reached at brucepenton2003@yahoo.ca.


Northern Connector, January 03, 2014