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Jacob Hoggard of the band Hedley performs at the Enmax Centrium on Sunday. The show was part of the Canadian pop-rock band’s Wild Live Tour, and their last stop in Alberta, before performing three times in B.C. and finishing their tour in Winnipeg. Watch Tuesday’s Advocate for a review of the concert by Lana Michelin. Photo by ASHLI BARRETT/Advocate staff

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Sylvan Lake is Kraft Hockeyville 2014. Thunderous applause and cheers echoed through the multiplex when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman revealed the town had earned the coveted title and trophy on Saturday. Mayor Sean McIntyre lead the jammed packed arena with a “Go Lakers Go” chant after thanking the Central Alberta communities, residents and the volunteers. McIntyre said he is proud to be a Sylvan Laker and grateful for community. “There’s nothing that anyone could have given us that is worth the community unity that we have seen that is worth the togetherness and that is worth the united effort,” said McIntyre. “We are just so pleased and grateful and so proud to be Sylvan Lakers.” As a finalist the town had already earned $100,000 in arena upgrades. With the title comes the chance to host a pre-season NHL game – Phoenix Coyotes versus the Calgary Flames – on Sept. 24. Coyote defenceman Derek Morris,

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ing runner up Kingston, N.S. by 108,164 votes.

Public health officials in suburban Toronto are warning that passengers on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Toronto’s Pearson airport may be at risk of being infected with measles. Officials with Peel Public Health says they’re sounding the warning about the Etihad Airways flight 141 on March 25 after they discovered a baby who has tested positive for the disease was aboard. That infant has already sparked public notices about possible exposure sites at a Brampton multicultural community centre (at 150 Central Parkway), three health clinics and the Brampton Civic Hospital emergency ward. Health officials say they’re working with the Public Health Agency of Canada to identify passengers on the flight who may need a direct follow-up. They say anyone aboard who have not had two doses of the measles vaccine or had the disease previously should watch for symptoms up until April 15. Anyone showing symptoms are advised to call their doctor before visiting a clinic or hospital. Alberta Health Services has warned the public of potential exposure to the Measles after another probable case emerged in Red Deer. Individuals who were at three city locations in late March and who have not been vaccinated are asked to watch for symptoms. Possible exposure occurred at the following locations:

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Sylvan Lake residents celebrate after the town was crowned Kraft Hockeyville 2014 on Saturday. The town will host a pre-season NHL game in September when the Phoenix Coyotes will take on the Calgary Flames. a Sylvan Lake product, is likely be a hometown favourite. Sylvan Lake received more than 2.5 million votes defeat-

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Genocide survivors lament Syria BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Alain Ntwali’s 100-day ordeal of survival began after he watched his parents die. The 10-year-old moved from house to house, two to three times week, in what would ultimately become a successful attempt to stay one step ahead of the marauding, machete-wielding Hutu militiamen ravaging the Rwandan capital of Kigali. Today, the 30-year-old man will join a procession of what’s expected to be 200 others as they march silently through the streets from Parliament Hill to Ottawa City Hall in memory of the 20th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide. Ntwali will carry the memories of his deceased parents, and dozens of relatives, who were among the estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis killed in the three months of ethnic slaughter. And he will be haunted by the lessons the world has yet to learn from it. “What’s happening in Syria, it shouldn’t happen at this time, because we’ve had so many examples of war and genocide. It’s so sad to see this happening these days,” said Ntwali, who is now pursuing a university degree in accounting while managing a local convenience store. “I really don’t understand what’s going on ... why this keeps happening. After what happened in Rwanda, that was a big example of what can happen when the UN doesn’t take big action.” Then, almost apologetically, Ntwali stops, explaining that he has “no big point” to make, even though he just made one. Liberal Sen. Romeo Dallaire, the retired general who commanded the failed United Nations peacekeeping force during the genocide, says that the world simply hasn’t learned the fundamental lesson from Rwanda: preventing the slaughter of innocents means taking hard political action, not standing idly by. Dallaire acknowledged the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine, forged with Canada’s help in the wake of Rwanda and the massacre in Srebenica in 1995, which sought to codify the international community’s obligation to confront gross human rights violations. But drafting doctrine is one thing, said Dallaire; pursuing it is quite another. “We’ve learned a bunch of lessons, we’ve produced a whole bunch of new concepts, the Responsibility to Protect as being the primary one, but we don’t seem to have the politicians who have the ability to become statesmen and take the risks of applying it,” he said. “That’s why Syria festers and we go in half, into Libya, and we’ve still got the Congo.” History has since recognized that Dallaire tried to sound the alarm on the impending genocide, but his warnings fell on deaf ears at UN headquarters. Since then, Canada and the world has gradually seemed to retreat from the shared responsibility to protect fellow human beings, Dallaire said, citing in particular the sense that the Conservative government wants little to do with the UN. “Our push back from the UN, our push back from wanting to engage in complex missions where they need our technology, where they need our skills, they need the competencies that we have, that’s absolutely irresponsible to humanity,” he said. Dallaire’s efforts in Rwanda will be remembered by today’s marchers, even though the retired general has been tormented by what he failed to do — stop the slaughter. In the years that followed, Dallaire suffered posttraumatic stress. He waged a life-and-death battle against his personal demons that he publicly shared — a gesture that helped to lift the stigma associated with mental illness for other Canadian soldiers. “I think he did the best that he could,” said Ntwali. He said Dallaire shares the same thing as his fellow Rwandan genocide survivors: the legacy of that feeling of helplessness in the face of dead bodies, literally piling up, before their eyes. “It’s not an easy thing for him and I hope he will find peace in his heart and he will be able to go forward with all those bad memories.”

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HOCKEYVILLE: Support from across country The Eastern Canadian town will also receive $100,000 for rink upgrades. McIntyre said there’s no way that 2.5 million were cast inside Sylvan Lake. McIntyre said he was floored by the support across the country. Sylvan Laker Melody Gillespie said her figureskating family voted at least 5,000 times in the span of two days. Gillespie and her daughters enjoyed a full day of celebrations starting at the pancake breakfast to the big reveal late Saturday afternoon. “It’s just awesome community spirit,” said Gillespie. “It’s unbelievable. And a great ending.” An emotional Sheila Verhage said the town’s residents worked so hard to earn this title. Like the Gillespies she sat herself at her computer and voted at least 4,000 times. “Oh my gosh I started to cry,” said Verhage. “I was so happy for us. Win or lose, the town started partying early with a pancake breakfast, road hockey, barbecue, parade and other activities leading up to the announcement. Hockey lovers wore their NHL best sporting Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Toronto Maple Leafs and other jerseys. Even former Flames centre Craig Conroy, who works in the Flames organization, took in the festivities after a phone call from the volunteer committee. Conroy said he was happy to share some of the community spirit and talk to residents. Conroy said it is wonderful to see Alberta communities pull together.

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“I couldn’t believe how loud it was in there,” said Conroy. “It gave me goosebumps when they won.” Sylvan Lake Coun. Graham Parsons only heard the screams of joy when Bettman announced the winning community. “It’s just unbelievable,” said Parsons. “Words just can’t describe it.” Parsons said they thought they had it in the bag because of the tremendous support across Canada until he got the jitters about an hour before the announcement. In January, the town’s 40-year-old arena’s roof collapsed under a heavy dump of snow. Parsons told the Advocate that it was a sad end for the arena, which has been home to a long-running hockey school and has hosted tens of thousands of youngsters over the years. The arena was due for demolition in a couple of years to make way for a new multiplex. Losing the landmark in the community drew the town closer together as it rallied to win the contest. An active online campaign drew attention around Canada from former hockey players and other users of the ice. “We’re still a small town but we’re a bigger small town,” said Parsons. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre hoists the Kraft Hockeyville 2014 trophy on Saturday. Sylvan Lake defeated Kingston, N.S. in the voting finals for a chance to host a pre-season NHL game. The Phoenix Coyotes will take on the Calgary Flames in September in Sylvan Lake.


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No achy breaky for adult film star RON JEREMY TELLS OF FRIENDLY ENCOUNTER WITH BILLY RAY CYRUS BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Bracing for a punch in the face, porn legend Ron Jeremy didn’t know what to expect when he bumped into Billy Ray Cyrus at an event. Jeremy had recorded a parody of his daughter Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball music video. While the popular imitation has garnered more than 4.6 million hits on YouTube Jeremy wasn’t sure about Cyrus’ take on his re-enactment. “He actually thought it was funny,” laughed Jeremy, who was in Red Deer for the Taboo ... Naughty but Nice (Sex) Show on Friday and Saturday. “He put his arm around me and we took pictures together.” Most people will still connect Jeremy with the porn industry. Since the late 1970s, the award-winning actor has made close to 2,000 adult-films. But he is one of the few adult film stars who has successfully crossed over into the mainstream movie business. Jeremy, 61, said he never imagined that his career would turn out this way and that he would still be going strong after all these years. “No absolutely not,” said Jeremy, who was a high school teacher before he decided to bare it all to gain acting exposure. “I think it’s the work ethic. I came from an educated family. My brother went to Harvard. You work hard. My dad wouldn’t have cared if I was a dishwasher or shined shoes for a living. He just wanted me to be the best at it.” Jeremy said his mother, who was a spy during the Second World War, understood him better than anyone. “Her greatest expression was my boy Ron dances to a different drummer,” he said. Jeremy said his life as a porn star has opened up a lot of doors over the years. Jeremy said both the porn industry and the mainstream movie industry are suffering because nobody can compete with free on the Internet. But he believes there will always be a porn industry whether people pay or get it for free because people have a voyeuristic nature. Jeremy still makes the odd porn movie every year because “it’s too much fun to give up” but he has been keeping most of his clothes on for his new roles. Jeremy has been in more than 200 mainstream

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Kyla Kelly and Bertina Klis of European Lingerie from Sundre set up their booth at the 9th Annual Taboo Naughty but Nice Sex Show which took place on the weekend at Westerner Park. The show provided an upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things “taboo.” movies including Boondock Saints, Detroit Rock City and Ghostbusters commercials, and reality television shows such as the The Surreal Life. Jeremy will appear in the soon-to-be released Jersey Shore Massacre and Haunted Trailer. Most recently he was nominated for a Toscar award, awards for parody movies. Jeremy starred in British Hustle (a take off on the Oscar-nominated American Hustle). He is a classically trained pianist and plays the harmonica and violin. He has appeared in music vid-

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eos by artists such as LMFAO, Kid Rock, and Guns N’ Roses. His 2007-autobiography Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man In Showbiz is a best seller on the New York Times list. Jeremy is not sure what is left on his “to-do” list. “Life has taken interesting turns,” said Jeremy. “Things have worked out in the acting field. So who knows. I have some big projects coming up so we will see what happens.” crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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BASICS OF RURAL HIGH-SPEED INTERNET DETAILED ferred to high-capacity Internet connectivity or highspeed Internet. The participants worked through a discussion guide developed for the workshop. In Canada, broadband service refers to download Olds residents learned why speed matters in a speeds of 1.5 megabits per second or greater. The participants were randomly chosen through a Citizen Planning Circle held in the town on Friday mail out and are not part of any stakeholder groups. and Saturday. A report will be presented to town council and Fifteen randomly selected individuals learned the project partners about the basics of when the consultabroadband Internet tion and learning service, high-speed process wraps up Internet’s bigger picnext weekend. ture and its potential Partners in the impacts on the econCitizen Planning Ciromy, way of life and cle project include agriculture. the Centre for PubFiona Cavanagh, lic Involvement with executive director of the Olds Institute for the Centre for PubCommunity and Relic Involvement, said — FIONA CAVANAGH, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR gional Development, the workshop was OF THE CENTRE FOR PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT Alberta Agriculture geared around havand Rural Developing meaningful conment and the town. versations with a diCavanagh said the participants will develop stratverse group of citizens about maximizing the use of egies and recommendations from the discussions rural high-speed Internet. Cavanagh said they heard from the group that that emerged from the planning circle during the broadband is a critical component for rural and eco- final session on April 12. A private fibre optic network through O-Net is nomic development. “It’s not just in Alberta but it is in Canada,” said currently being further developed in Olds. It is billed as Canada’s fastest, community owned Cavanagh. “It’s a critical issue that is being discussed and optic Internet network. About 200 businesses and homes have been contemplated in rural communities in Alberta and hooked up so far and another 200 are on a waiting across Canada.” The first two days focused on education and list. crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com learning the basics of broadband which is also reBY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF

‘IT’S A CRITICAL ISSUE THAT IS BEING DISCUSSED AND CONTEMPLATED IN RURAL COMMUNITIES IN ALBERTA AND ACROSS CANADA.’

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Tara Thomas shows her dog Jimmy at the Red Deer & District Kennel Club Dog Show on Saturday afternoon. The show ran Thursday through Sunday at the Westerner Agricentre.

Teen dies in rodeo training accident

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Chico the cat is held in place as Erica Coomber injects a microchip into him during the first annual free microchip clinic at Petland. Microchips are a form of permanent identification for pets, so if they are ever lost, they can be traced and returned to their owner. The clinic was also held at the Red Deer SPCA, with the event being sponsored by Whisker Rescue.

Investigators say the death of a 16-year-old boy at a junior rodeo training event southwest of Edmonton appears to have been a freak accident. Police say they were called to the Thorsby Haymaker Centre on Saturday afternoon after the boy was struck by a horse while practising for the saddle bronc event. They say members of the public performed CPR on him until police and EMS arrived, but he didn’t survive. RCMP Cpl. Corey Kyle says it appears the boy was bucked off the horse and was kicked after landing, but it’s difficult to say for sure. He says there is cellphone video of the accident but the events happened so quickly that it’s hard to make them out. The boy’s name hasn’t been released but police say he was from the area around Turner Valley. “The whole event happened as quick as the snap of your fingers. There were feet and hoofs flying,” Kyle said about the cellphone video. “It looks like as he was getting up to recover, he got kicked.” The training event continued on Sunday. Skeeter Thurston, who is one of the trainers, said the teen had ridden steers competitively before, and while he was learning the saddle bronc event, he said the boy had some previous experience with it. Thurston said the horse bucked the boy about four times before he was thrown in the air. He landed in front of the horse and it looked like the animal was trying to avoid stepping on him, but couldn’t miss him. An ambulance was called right away. The boy’s breathing was erratic at first, and then less frequent. Thurston said the boy’s father was among the people who performed CPR.


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In defence of windmills I have a cabin on Quadra Island off the British Columbia coast that’s as close to my heart as you can imagine. From my porch you can see clear across the waters of Georgia Strait to the snowy peaks of the rugged Coast Mountains. It’s one of the most beautiful views I have seen. And I would gladly share it with a DAVID wind farm. Sometimes SUZUKI it seems I’m in the minority. Across Europe and North America, environmentalists and others are locking horns with the wind industry over farm locations. In Canada, opposition to wind installations has sprung up from Nova Scotia to Ontario to Alberta to B.C. In the U.K., more than 100 national and local groups, led by some of the country’s most prominent environmentalists, have argued wind power is inefficient, destroys the ambience of the countryside

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and makes little difference to carbon emissions. And in the U.S., the Cape Wind Project, which would site 130 turbines off the coast of affluent Cape Cod, Mass., has come under fire from famous liberals, including John Kerry and the late Sen. Edward Kennedy. It’s time for some perspective. With the growing urgency of climate change, we can’t have it both ways. We can’t shout about the dangers of global warming and then turn around and shout even louder about the “dangers” of windmills. Climate change is one of the greatest challenges humanity will face this century. Confronting it will take a radical change in the way we produce and consume energy — another industrial revolution, this time for clean energy, conservation and efficiency. We’ve undergone such transformations before and we can again. But we must accept that all forms of energy have associated costs. Fossil fuels are limited in quantity, create vast amounts of pollution and contribute to climate change. Large-scale hydroelectric power floods valleys and destroys habitat. Nuclear power plants are expensive, create radioactive waste and take a long time to build. Wind power also has its downsides. It’s highly visible and can kill birds.

But any man-made structure (not to mention cars and house cats) can kill birds — houses, radio towers, skyscrapers. In Toronto alone, an estimated one million birds collide with the city’s buildings every year. In comparison, the risk to birds from well-sited wind farms is low. Even the U.K.’s Royal Society for the Protection of Birds says scientific evidence shows wind farms “have negligible impacts” on birds when they are appropriately located. Improved technologies and more attention to wind farm placement can clearly reduce harm to birds, bats and other wildlife. Indeed, the real risk to flying creatures comes not from windmills but from a changing climate, which threatens the very existence of species and their habitats. Wind farms should always be subject to environmental-impact assessments, but a blanket “not in my backyard” approach is hypocritical and counterproductive. Pursuing wind power as part of our move toward clean energy makes sense. Wind power has become the fastest-growing source of energy in the world, employing hundreds of thousands of workers. That’s in part because larger turbines and greater knowledge of how to build, install and operate them has dramatically re-

duced costs over the past two decades. Prices are now comparable to other forms of power generation and will likely decrease further as technology improves. But, are windmills ugly? Mostafa Tolba, executive director of the UN Environment Programme from 1976 to 1992, told me belching smokestacks were considered signs of progress when he was growing up in Egypt. Even as an adult concerned about pollution, it took him a long time to get over the pride he felt when he saw a tower pouring clouds of smoke. Our perception of beauty is shaped by our values and beliefs. Some people think wind turbines are ugly. I think smokestacks, smog, acid rain, coalfired power plants and climate change are ugly. I think windmills are beautiful. They harness the wind’s power to supply us with heat and light. They provide local jobs. They help clean air and reduce climate change. And if one day I look out from my cabin porch and see a row of windmills spinning in the distance, I won’t curse them. I will praise them. It will mean we’re finally getting somewhere. Scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki wrote this column with Ian Hanington. Learn more at www.davidsuzuki.org.

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In search of true democracy In his letter to the editor on March the 24, Joe Bower observes that many Albertans were ready for a change in the election of 2012 and that two years later even more are ready for change and yet change isn’t happening. Change, he says, will not happen until Albertans elect an alternative to the PC’s and the Wildrose. Citizens in other provinces do sometimes elect governments with different political/ economic/ social perspectives, but that does not seem to be likely here, at least not in the near future. Nevertheless, we could have a fairer, more balanced representation of the political will of Albertans in the legislature if we replaced our present winner-take-all electoral system with a system of representation based on the percentage of votes received (proportional representation). A proportional representation system would produce a much different distribution of seats. In the last election the PC Party won the majority of seats (61) but not the majority of votes (44 per cent). Sixty-six per cent of voters voted for another party: the Wildrose 34 per cent, the Liberals 10 per cent, the NDP 10 per cent and the Alberta Party .01 per cent. An electoral system based on the percentage of votes received would have increased Wildrose seats from 17 to 29, Liberal seats from five to nine, and NDP seats from four to nine. Seats for the PC Party would have decreased from 61 to 38. Obviously the present legislative assembly does not accurately reflect the political perspectives and values of the majority of Albertans. It is much less democratic than it could be, and much less fair than it should be. Since the concentration of party support in key geographical areas can result in winning a disproportionate number of seats, the Wildrose Party, if present trends continue, will probably win the next election. But it probably will also be a government based on a false majority, that is, on less than 50 per cent of the votes cast. So we will still have a legislature that does not even come close to accurately representing the political will of the Alberta electorate. Although an electoral system based on proportional representation would not produce change to the extent which Bower wants, it would be a long overdue move in the right direction. Who knows, maybe we could eventually become like the rest of Canada. Perhaps we could sometimes elect a centrist or left-of-centre government. There are 81 other democracies in the world where proportional representation electoral systems are in place. To check out how the system works in a country like New Zealand, go to: YouTube Mixed Member Proportional Representation in New Zealand. For more information on electoral reform go to FairVoteCanada.ca. Dale L. Watson On behalf of the Red Deer Action Team Fair Vote Canada

Green can mean driving cars Again I would like to propose the advantages of an autobahn versus a high speed rail line. I don’t recall ever mentioning the terms autobahn and Ferrari in the same sentence. An autobahn is not about Ferraris. It’s about the average, responsible driver who drive clean-burning four-cylinder sedans that thanks to modern technology are able to achieve 35 miles per gallon while driving 160 km/h. It appears that some environmentalists would rather

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spend a dollar to save five cents that will take 100 years to recoup for the sake of optics that will attach their name to the “green train.” Maybe some politicians/ activists just want their name attached to the project and then typically after they put their silver shovels in the ground, walk away from the cost. By using the technology available now — efficient four-cylinder cars — you are being green. We don’t have the population. Asphalt is easy to repair and maintain. Rob McIver Red Deer

Thanks for blood service volunteers Re: National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014 During National Volunteer Week, Canadian Blood Services thanks (http://youtu.be/IA37-9I2Evo.) and celebrates the more than 17,000 volunteers who donated 210,000 hours of their time in the last year to support Canada’s blood system. Volunteers help make saving lives possible. We truly appreciate the talent and energy our volunteers contribute — it’s time that made a significant difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Canadians who needed blood products this past year. Volunteers promote important campaigns throughout the year, co-ordinate and host blood donor clinics and speak to others about the importance of blood, stem cell, organ and tissue donations. On behalf of our national team at Canadian Blood Services, I’d like to send a heart-felt thanks to all volunteers in Red Deer who support Canadian Blood Services as well as other charitable organizations in Canada. Harvinder Lallh Regional Supervisor Volunteer Resources Canadian Blood Services Alberta and Saskatchewan

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Another look at residential schools Recently in all forms of the medium I see the sorrowful plight of the aboriginals ancestors in the residential schools. I wonder if there could be a small other side of the story. Years ago in the 1950s, I chatted with an elderly aboriginal fellow in Wetaskiwin. He told me of being a student in one of the residential schools. He mentioned he was taught reading, writing and number work (number work was his terminology). Also, he was taught English. It was his feeling that without the residential school, he would of had no education at all. I am none too sure what our present generation owes these people for hardships endured by their ancestors. I am sure it will be plenty. However, my second great-grandfather immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1800s and was assigned to a farm operation as an indentured servant or white slave in Virginia. He eventually ran away and established himself in Indiana. I have this information documented by the family genealogy records in the Mormon Library in Salt Lake City. The practice of indentured servants or white slaves was abolished by Abraham Lincoln after the Civil War. I am now considering a request to President Obama for some compensation for treatment of my second great-grandfather over 200 years ago. If I receive nothing, should I assume my letter and request is ridiculous, or should I feel Obama is inclined to be racist? As I was born in 1929, my advanced age and physical condition prevent me for ever hoping to get involved in any large Alberta government payout schemes. Therefore, I must try every little scam that does not involve much effort to enhance my situation. Stan Snideman Innisfail

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CANADA

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MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

Public prosecutor not consulted on new role in election law overhaul

QUEBEC ELECTION

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MOVE DEPARTS FROM A LONG-STANDING PRINCIPLE BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — The Harper government did not consult the director of public prosecutions about its controversial plan to put him in charge of the investigative arm of Elections Canada — a move that departs from a long-standing principle that prosecutors and investigators should be kept separate. The plan to hive off the commissioner of elections from Elections Canada and move him under the auspices of the director of public prosecutions is a key component of a proposed overhaul of election laws, which has been almost universally panned by Canadian and international electoral experts. Chief electoral officer Marc Mayrand says he was not consulted on Bill C-23, the so-called Fair Elections Act. Nor was the commissioner of elections, Yves Cote, who is responsible for enforcing election laws and investigating breaches. Both have spoken out against the move, which they fear will impede investigations and reduce the commissioner’s independence. Brian Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, declined a request for comment from The Canadian Press. But spokesman Dan Brien confirmed that Saunders was not consulted either. Pierre Poilievre, the minister responsible for democratic reform, has shrugged off the objections of Elections Canada. “It’s not surprising to me that Elections Canada and the CEO (chief electoral officer) in particular, who is the major opponent of this, is against it,” Poilievre told CBC’s The House. “He wants to have this control and this power for himself. We don’t think it’s appropriate for him to be in charge of the inves-

tigator.” But others think it’s inappropriate for the director of public prosecutions, who reports to the attorney general, to be in charge of the investigator, who is supposed to be independent of the government. And they fear it could compromise the ability to successfully prosecute breaches of election laws. “It would be unprecedented for Canada,” said Lisa Blais, president of the Association of Justice Counsel, the union for 2,500 federal government lawyers, including those who work for Saunders at the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC). Separating those who investigate breaches of the law from those who prosecute the offenders is “a legal principle, a practice, a convention that we’ve followed since time immemorial,” she said in an interview. Blais, a prosecutor who has worked at the PPSC on cases involving breaches of election laws, said “dangerous things can happen” if prosecutors are not detached from investigations. “Prosecutors can start wearing blinders and have tunnel vision,” rather than independently assessing whether there’s a reasonable prospect of conviction and whether prosecuting a case is in the public interest. Some of Canada’s most infamous wrongful convictions cases, such as David Milgaard, occurred in part because “there wasn’t a proper or enough separation between the investigation side and the prosecution side and they became too intertwined,” Blais added. Blais was among the prosecutors at PPSC who worked on the so-called in-and-out case, in which the Conservative party and its fundraising agency were con-

victed of orchestrating a scheme to circumvent the party’s spending limit in the 2006 election campaign. In that case, she said some prosecutors were required to help the elections commissioner during the investigation to secure search warrants. But the principle of separation was so strong that a different team of prosecutors was assigned to assess whether charges should be laid and to handle the case when it went to court. The Commons committee studying Bill C-23 has heard similar warnings about the inadvisability of moving the investigative branch of Elections Canada into the public prosecutor’s office. “Bill C-23 would bring under the same roof two functions that are normally, and for good reasons, kept separate,” commissioner Cote told the committee last week. He added that it “also raises concerns with respect to at least the perceived independence of the commissioner from the government of the day.” Cote’s predecessor, William Corbett, issued a similar warning. Apart from the principle of keeping the two functions separate, Corbett said there are practical, operational reasons why moving the commissioner out of Elections Canada is a bad idea. “Elections Canada is a vital centre of information and intelligence and expertise in federal electoral matters and there isn’t any other,” he said. “The director of public prosecutions certainly is not.” Moreover, he said investigators are usually housed within a regulatory agency like Elections Canada because “the goal is not prosecution, the goal is compliance” with the legislation the agency is responsible for implementing.

MONTREAL — Pauline Marois made a last-ditch appeal to supporters on Sunday to get out and vote for her Parti Quebecois on election day, ruling out any kind of deals with the Coalition party to shore up her party if it wins another minority government. “I want to obtain the confidence of Quebecers,” she said when the possibility was raised in a campaign swing through the Quebec City region. “I am asking for their confidence.” Marois and Quebec’s other political leaders were in their final sprint to round up support in what appears to be a tight race to victory in Monday’s election. Opinion polls indicate Philippe Couillard’s Liberals are in the lead so all leaders know every vote counts. Marois suggested during a campaign stop that no one is better than the PQ at getting out the vote. She said there isn’t as much activism in the other parties — not that there’s anything wrong with that. “But we know activism in the Parti Quebecois, which is driven by our commitment to Quebec and means that we are ready to put in more time,” she told her troops. She insisted that she is optimistic about today’s results despite what recent polls have indicated. “My instincts tell me that on Monday night, we’re going to be very happy,” she said. “Things are telling me that we’re going to elect a Parti Quebecois government.” Victory would be sweet for Marois considering how the PQ’s campaign went off the rails almost from the day it started on March 5. The PQ had been considered a sure bet to upgrade their minority government status to a majority, coasting to victory using their popular — albeit controversial — secularism charter, which was to be the party’s No. 1 priority in the campaign. That all changed within days, when star candidate Pierre Karl Peladeau announced his candidacy with a fist-pumping declaration that he wanted an independent Quebec for his children. After that, the secularism charter and pretty much everything else was shoved into the background as Marois was put on the defensive over her desire to hold a sovereignty referendum if elected premier. Although she mused for a few days what an independent Quebec would be like, Marois insisted there would be no referendum until Quebecers were ready. That seemed to fall on deaf ears. Attempts to shift the debate floundered until the last two weeks when the Liberals had already started to gain momentum and the PQ had some success putting the focus on ethics and secularism. But even that backfired to a degree as questions were raised about alleged fundraising activities by Marois’s husband.

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to find any free-speech violation — while the trio of permanent residents is appealing his conclusion that the oath does not violate their religious or equality rights. The Citizenship Act requires applicants for citizenship to swear or affirm they will be “faithful and bear true allegiance to Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors.” The permanent residents oppose the oath on religious or conscientious grounds. They say it should be optional, that pledging allegiance to Canada should be enough to become citizens. “The oath requirement imposes a coercive burden on the appellants to express meaning and content to which they are fundamentally opposed,” they say in their Appeal Court filing. The residents also note that people born in Canada or abroad to Canadian parents are automatically citizens and don’t have to make any pledge. In his ruling, Morgan said the oath to the Queen is actually one made to a “domestic institution that represents egalitarian governance and the rule of law.”


WORLD

A6 Beacon of hope for searchers

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

SHIPS RACE TO INVESTIGATE SIGNALS IN MALAYSIAN JET SEARCH PERTH, Australia — Searchers hunting for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet raced toward a patch of the southern Indian Ocean on Sunday to determine whether a few brief sounds picked up by underwater equipment came from the plane’s black boxes, whose battery-powered pingers are on the verge of dying out. Ships scouring a remote stretch of water for the plane that vanished nearly a month ago detected three separate sounds over three days. A Chinese ship picked up an electronic pulsing signal on Friday and again on Saturday, and an Australian ship carrying sophisticated deep-sea acoustic equipment detected a signal in a different area on Sunday, the head of the multinational search said. The two black boxes contain flight data and cockpit voice recordings that could solve one of the most baffling mysteries in modern aviation: who or what caused Flight 370 to veer radically off course and vanish March 8 while travelling from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing with 239 people on board. But there were questions about whether any of the sounds were the breakthrough that searchers are desperately seeking or just another dead end in a hunt seemingly full of them, with experts expressing doubt that the equipment aboard the Chinese ship was capable of picking up signals from the black boxes. “This is an important and encouraging lead, but one which I urge you to treat carefully,” retired Australian Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, who is co-ordinating the search, told reporters in Perth. He warned that the sounds were “fleeting, fleeting acoustic events,” not the more extended transmissions that would be expected. “We are dealing with very deep water. We are dealing

with an environment where sometimes you can get false indications,” Houston said. “There are lots of noises in the ocean, and sometimes the acoustic equipment can rebound, echo if you like.” Searchers are racing against time to find the voice and data recorders. The devices emit “pings” so they can be more easily found, but the batteries last only about a month. China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Saturday that the patrol vessel Haixun 01 detected a “pulse signal” Friday at 37.5 kilohertz — the same frequency used by the airliner’s black boxes. Houston confirmed the report and said the Haixun 01 detected a signal again on Saturday within 2 kilometres (1.4 miles) of the original signal, for 90 seconds. He said China also reported seeing floating white objects in the area. The British navy ship HMS Echo, which is fitted with sophisticated sound-locating equipment, arrived in the area to join the search, Britain reported. The Australian navy’s Ocean Shield, which is carrying high-tech sound detectors from the U.S. Navy, will also head there, but will first investigate the sound it picked up in its current region, about 300 nautical miles (555 kilometres) away, Houston said. Australian military aircraft are also being sent into the Haixun 01’s area to investigate, he said. In Kuala Lumpur, families of passengers aboard the missing plane attended a prayer service Sunday that also drew thousands of Malaysian supporters. “This is not a prayer for the dead, because we have not found bodies. This is a prayer for blessings and that the plane will be found,” said Liow Tiong Lai, president of the government coalition party that organized the two-hour session. Two Chinese women were in tears and hugged by their caregivers after the rally. Several people wore T-shirts that

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In this image taken from video, a member of a Chinese search team uses an instrument to detect electronic pulses while searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, on board the patrol vessel Haixun 01, in the search area in the southern Indian Ocean, Saturday, April 5, 2014. China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported late Saturday that the patrol vessel Haixun 01 had detected a “pulse signal” at 37.5 kilohertz (cycles per second) — the same frequency emitted by flight data recorders aboard the missing plane — in the search area in the southern Indian Ocean. But retired Australian Air Chief Marshall Angus Houston stressed the two electronic pulses that the Chinese ship reported detecting on Friday and Saturday had not been verified as connected to the missing jet. read “Pray for MH370.” Twothirds of Flight 370’s passengers were Chinese. The crew of the Chinese ship reportedly picked up the signals using a hand-held sonar device called a hydrophone dangled over the side of a small boat — something experts said was technically possible but extremely unlikely. The equipment aboard the British and Australian ships is dragged slowly behind each vessel over long distances and is considered far more sophisticated. Footage on China’s staterun CCTV showed crew members poking into the water

Triumph of democracy over violence

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An Afghan elections worker notes the serial numbers of ballot boxes at a warehouse Independent Elections Commission in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 6, 2014. Trucks and donkeys loaded with ballot boxes made their way to counting centers as Afghans and the international community sighed with relief that national elections were held without major violence despite threats. Kabul. Some candidate forecasts and partial results are expected in the coming days. Noor Mohammad Noor, a spokesman for the Independent Election Commission, said preliminary results were due April 24 and final results will be announced May 14. With a crowded field of eight candidates, nobody was expected to get the majority needed to win outright. That would force a runoff between the top two vote-getters, which would be held at the end of May. President Hamid Karzai was constitutionally banned from seeking a third term. Noor said initial reports show a turnout of more than 7 million people, nearly 60 per cent of eligible voters. That was

sharply up from the estimated 4.5 million people vote in 2009’s presidential and provincial council elections, which were marred by widespread vote-rigging. The Taliban had warned voters to stay home, saying election workers and polling centres were fair game. A spokesman for the group, Zabihullah Mujahid, claimed in a statement Sunday that more than 1,000 attacks took place “to disrupt the fake and predetermined elections set up by America.” The group often exaggerates its claims. A number of high-profile attacks before Saturday, including two on offices of the Independent Election Commission and several targeting foreigners, heightened concern.

because there is nothing else in the sea that naturally makes that sound, said William Waldock, an expert on search and rescue who teaches accident investigation at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona. But after weeks of false alarms, officials were careful Sunday not to overplay the development. “We are hopeful but by no means certain,” Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. He added: “This is the most difficult search in human history. We need to be very careful about coming to hard and fast conclusions too soon.”

U.S. Navy rescues family with sick baby from disabled sailboat off Mexican coast THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN DIEGO — U.S. sailors rescued an American family with an ill 1-yearold from a sailboat that broke down hundreds of miles off the Mexican coast — boarding them Sunday onto a San Diego-bound Navy ship so the girl could get medical treatment. The baby girl, Lyra, was in stable condition at 8 a.m. Sunday when sailors helped her, her 3-year-old sister, Cora, and her parents, Charlotte and Eric Kaufman leave their sailboat and brought them aboard the USS Vandegrift. The frigate was expected to arrive in San Diego midweek, Coast Guard

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghans and the international community hailed its presidential election as a triumph of democracy over violence Sunday, despite complaints about ballot shortages and sporadic fraud after millions of people braved a Taliban threat to vote for a new president. But some cautioned against declaring a premature defeat of the Islamic militants. Securing the vote was a test for Afghan government forces as they prepare to take full responsibility for their own security as the U.S. and allied forces end their combat mission at the end of this year. The consensus was that they largely passed, though there was sporadic violence. A roadside bomb hit a pickup truck transporting ballot boxes Sunday in the northern province of Kunduz, killing three people, officials said. But the major attacks that had been feared did not materialize. “This in itself is a victory over violence and a victory over all those who wanted to deter democracy by threats and violence,” said Thijs Berman, the head of the European Union’s election assessment team in Kabul. Electoral officials, meanwhile, urged patience, saying officials continued to log complaints and tally ballots. The ballots were coming from more than 20,000 polling stations nationwide, some in extremely remote and rural areas. They were being transported to tally centres in all 34 provinces before the results reach

a device shaped like a large soup can attached to a pole. It was connected by cords to electronic equipment in a padded suitcase. “If the Chinese have discovered this, they have found a new way of finding a needle in a haystack,” said aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas, editor in chief of AirlineRatings. com. “Because this is amazing. And if it proves to be correct, it’s an extraordinarily lucky break.” There are many clicks, buzzes and other sounds in the ocean from animals, but the 37.5 kHz pulse was selected for underwater locator beacons

Authorities arrest about 100 people when party turns into brawl THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ISLA VISTA, Calif. — About 100 people were arrested and at least 44 people were taken to the hospital during a weekend college party in Southern California that devolved into a street brawl, authorities said.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Barry Bena said. The Kaufmans were two weeks into a sailing trip around the world when Lyra developed a fever and a rash covering most of her body and wasn’t responding to medications. After their 36-foot sailboat lost steering and communication abilities about 900 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, they sent a satellite call for help to the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday. Four California Air National Guard members parachuted into the water and reached the boat Thursday night. The crew stabilized the girl and stayed by her side until the Navy frigate arrived at about 1 a.m. Sunday.

The violence broke out in the densely populated beachside community of Isla Vista around 9:30 p.m. Saturday during the annual spring break party known as Deltopia, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said. The Ventura County Star reported that things escalated after a University of California, Santa Barbara police officer was hit in the head with a backpack filled with large bottles of alcohol. Authorities said some members of the crowd of 15,000 then began throw-

ing rocks, bricks and bottles at officers, lighting fires and damaging law enforcement vehicles. At least five more officers were injured, including one officer who was hit in the face with a brick and two others who were hit in the hand with bottles, sheriff’s deputies said. Authorities reported using tear gas and foam projectiles to disperse the crowd. The situation had stabilized by Sunday morning after sheriffs received backup support from multiple agencies.

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A7 Sylvan studies tourism

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014

ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT TO BE UNDERTAKEN BY PAUL COWLEY ADVOCATE STAFF Tourism has a big impact on Sylvan Lake. But just how big? That’s what the town plans to find out. Working in partnership with Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation — which will split the $60,000 cost — a Tourism Economic Impact Assessment will be undertaken this summer. Starting in June, visitors will be surveyed on their spending habits, where they plunked down their cash, and other useful information to create a picture of what the million or so visitors each year mean to the local economy. Even the number of visitors the town receives is uncertain. The latest figures were based on a 2006 estimate and much

has happened since then in the lakeside community, not the least of which is a major upgrade of the lakeshore area. “We’re really trying to figure out where we’re at now,” said Vicki Kurz, the town’s economic development officer. Once the data has been collected, it will be run through an economic impact model used by the province to churn out solid numbers. Sylvan Lake was chosen for provincial funding because it was identified by the province as one of the top four rural desired destinations outside the two major cities and mountain destinations Banff and Jasper. The other three are

Drumheller, Camrose and Canmore. Results of Sylvan Lake’s assessment are expected to go to council in October.

The video is not meant as a promotional advertisement for outsiders, said Kurz. What is intended is to make local residents aware of the role of tourism in the community’s well-being. If the town is to embark on the tourism strategy it — VICKI KURZ, THE TOWN’S adopted last year, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICER there must be buyin from residents, she said. The project follows another Among the tourism strategies initiative that saw a five-minute goals: video produced and posted on ● Create a dedicated tourism the town’s website about tour- organization; ism impacts. ● Gear planning policies to Various community and fostering tourism development; business members share their ● Improve parking and boat thoughts on what tourism means access; to the town. ● Attract new niche busiData gleaned from the as- nesses to downtown, sessment will be added to the video later in the year. pcowley@reddeeradvocate.com

‘WE’RE REALLY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHERE WE’RE AT NOW.’

SATINWOOD SCHOOL

Parents still fighting for school

HELLEWELL NAMED TO HUMANE FEDERATION BOARD

BY MYLES FISH ADVOCATE STAFF

A Red Deer woman is making national waves in the world of animal rights. Tara Hellewell, executive director at the Red Deer and District SPCA, has been elected to the board of directors of the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies. She will be representing Alberta and heading to a conference in Toronto from April 12 to 15 featuring special guest speaker Jane Goodall, known for her extensive work with chimpanzees.

VOLUNTEER GROUP CHANGES ITS NAME A local organization that helps match volunteers to agencies that need their services has changed its moniker. Volunteer Red Deer has changed its name to Volunteer Central. The organization celebrates the contributions of local volunteers during National Volunteer Week, which runs until April 12. For more details about volunteers and volunteer opportunities in the Central Alberta area, check www.volunteerreddeer.ca.

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Brian, in blue, and Connor work on their field hockey dribbling and stick-handling techniques during a free clinic at Hunting Hills High School on Saturday. It was the first time a field hockey clinic was held in Red Deer.

Field hockey looks to grow in Alberta CLINICS BEING HELD AROUND PROVINCE BY CRYSTAL RHYNO ADVOCATE STAFF Field hockey may be one of the most played sports around the world but there are only about 1,000 players in Alberta. By hosting “try it for free” clinics around the province, the Alberta Field Hockey Association hopes to improve on those numbers. On Saturday, a clinic was held in Red Deer for the first time at Hunting Hills High School. About 15 young players got the feel of the curved stick, had a few laughs and learned about the non-contact sport. Burgundy Biletski, Alberta’s field hockey association executive director, said field hockey is not overly popular in Alberta but with the increased exposure from these events interest in the sport is picking up. Currently there are youth and adult leagues in Calgary and Edmonton. It is also played in Didsbury. She believes there is a market for all ages in Red Deer. “I think it would be a great to introduce the sport to Red Deer,” said Biletski. “If we had the three centres playing, there would be the potential or tournaments and crossovers. I think (Red Deer) would be a great area to develop as we continue to go through the regions.” Biletski said compared to ice hockey, field hockey is fairly cheap.

To play field hockey, players need a stick, shin pads and mouth guard. Field hockey can either be played indoor or outdoors on various surfaces. The 70-minute match with two 35-minute halves is played with 11 players aside in outdoor field hockey and six players when the game is played inside. In the Olympics, the non-contact sport is played with 11 players. Players use a stick that has a curved side and a flat side. Only the flat side can be used to play the ball. The association would like to start a U14 league this — BURGUNDY BILETSKI year but if there isn’t enough interest they will shoot for next spring. The next “try it for free” event is tentatively scheduled for April 29 at the high school. “It’s a very technical sport,” said Biletski. “It takes quite awhile to master but it’s a great challenge, great team sport and lots of fun.” Biletski played in high school, university and with the Canadian indoor national team. “It’s a great sport to get into and it’s a sport for life,” she said. “You can play starting from age four and on. We have people who are in their 60s and 70s playing.” To find out more about field hockey in Alberta visit www.cometryfieldhockey.com or www.fieldhockey.ab.ca crhyno@reddeeradvocate.com

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With the Wolf Creek School Division board soon to render its decision on the future of Satinwood School, families who love the rural school say the division has not worked with them to ensure its viability. Wolf Creek initiated the provinciallymandated school closure process last fall for Satinwood, a process that outlines the steps a division must take in regards to a school on the chopping block. A public meeting was held last week where members of the school community had their opportunity to discuss the impact of closing the school. Minutes from the meeting show that again and again, parents stressed that closing the K-6 school would take away an excellent educational environment for their children. The school is located 28 km east of Blackfalds near the Joffre Nova Chemicals plant. “Really at the end of the day, their decisions really have nothing to do with the kids, it’s all about dollars,” said Lisa Stewart, who heads the school’s parents association. Cost is one of the reasons that closure is being considered for the school of 38 pupils. With 3.7 teachers plus support staff working at the school, it is about two times as expensive to educate a student at Satinwood as at any other division school. The other major negative result of such a small enrolment is that the school’s programming cannot match the offerings of other schools, said Wolf Creek superintendent Larry Jacobs. “As a school population shrinks you don’t have things like dance or music or the same kind of sporting activities. “Also you start to get limited with the number of teachers available for clubs and whatnot. When a teacher’s teaching three or maybe four grades, there’s a lot of preparation work ... so more and more the learning environments can look different,” said Jacobs. He will provide a report to the board on April 22 from which it will decide the fate of the school. If the board opts for closure, current Satinwood students will likely be attending elementary school in Lacombe or Clive come September. Stewart criticized the fact that trustees will be expected to render a decision on the same day they receive Jacobs’ report. Jacobs said the board is already familiar with the Satinwood situation and that they will have ample opportunity to question division administration. Stewart also criticized the division’s efforts to work with families to make the school more viable going forward. She said when the parents association proposed expanding the school’s busing catchment area to bring in more students, the division put the work of determining if such a change could work onto the parents’ shoulders. Jacobs said many alternatives have been explored over the last few years, including expanding the busing area. While he said it sounds like a good solution, such a move can have negative implications for other schools and communities. “That has a dramatic impact on the other communities, communities that have established relationships in a school or a pattern of movement into a community for hockey or whatever (else),” he said. mfish@reddeeradvocate.com

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Big companies paying fair share EVEN IF CORPORATE TAXES SLASHED BY THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA — Canada’s largest firms want it known that they are indeed paying their fair share of taxes, even if governments have slashed corporate rates to new lows. The Canadian Council of Chief Executives, which represents 150 of the country’s largest firms, issued survey

results Sunday that suggest when all taxes are included, the companies paid on average 33.4 per cent of profits in taxes in 2012. That’s larger than the 25 per cent statutory corporate rate that exists in most Canadian provinces. The explanation, says Lincoln Schreiner of PricewaterhouseCoopers who did the survey for the CCCE, is that the big firms surveyed pay almost as much in other forms of taxation — such as employment insurance contributions, non-refundable sales taxes on inputs and property taxes — as they do on corporate income taxes.

CCCE chief executive John Manley concedes the survey is far from conclusive because it was not random — only 63 of the 150 or so companies in his group participated on a voluntary basis — but he said he hoped this would be the first of annual surveys that would allow the group to build a database on taxation and other indicators. The survey is also not representative of corporate taxation levels in Canada generally because smaller firms have lower statutory rates. As well, how much taxes a company pays will also depend on where it is in the business cycle because some may

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be carrying forward losses from previous years, or depreciating equipment, which would lower their payments in any one year. “I’d like to do the survey on a regular basis because I think it becomes meaningful when you can see a trend instead of a snapshot,” said Manley. “(Still) I do think there’s this perception that corporate taxes have been cut and what we’re hoping to underscore here is that the contributions of businesses are way more than the statutory corporate rate.”

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Models show off fashion from small local boutiques and stores during the Red Deer Woman’s and Wellness Show Saturday at the Westerner. The show ran Saturday and Sunday in the Prairie Pavilion.

Tension growing on U.S. rangeland RANCHERS, WILD HORSE BACKERS STEP UP TURF BATTLE BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RENO, Nev. — Tensions bubbled over on the range in a turf battle that has been simmering for decades over one of the icons of the American West and scant forage on arid, high desert lands from Nevada to Wyoming. With the presence of wild horses continuing to pit animal advocates against ranchers, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which is caught in the middle, on Saturday began seizing hundreds of cattle from a longtime rancher that it says are trespassing on public land in southern Nevada. The action came a day after the agency agreed to remove horses from the range in southwest Utah after Iron County commissioners threatened to take matters in their own hands. Wild-horse protection advocates say the government is rounding up too many mustangs while allowing livestock to feed at taxpayer expense on the same rangeland scientists say is being overgrazed. Ranchers say the government refuses to gather enough horses in the herds that double in size every five years while moving to confiscate cattle on lands where their ancestors have operated for more than a century. The BLM says it’s doing all it can, given budget constraints, overflowing

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Two young wild horses play while grazing in Reno, Nev. Wild horse protection advocates say the government is rounding up too many mustangs while allowing livestock to feed at taxpayer expense on the same rangeland scientists say is being overgrazed. holding pens and a distaste for the politically unpopular options of either ending the costly roundups or slaughtering excess horses. The agency started taking cattle Saturday from Cliven Bundy, who it says has been trespassing on U.S. land

without required grazing permits for over 25 years. Bundy doesn’t recognize federal authority on land he insists belongs to Nevada.

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TORONTO — Investors will be looking for more signs of recovery in the U.S. and Canadian economies this week after mixed results on the latest employment numbers left stock markets weaker. While Canadian jobs figures came in above expectations on Friday, data from the U.S. showed that growth momentum trailed off in March, raising more questions about whether the pace will slow in the coming months. North American markets pulled back after the jobs figures were released, closing relatively flat on the week. The Dow Jones industrials moved ahead 0.5 per cent, while the Nasdaq dropped 0.7 per cent on a major plunge of 110 points on Friday. Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index was the biggest gainer, up 0.9 per cent. Traders have been looking for reassurance that the U.S. economy is solid, despite key economic data throughout last week that pointed to reasons for confidence. The hesitation to move higher has raised questions about whether stock markets are headed towards a correction in the coming months. “The markets had been climbing for several days on anticipation of a strong jobs report,” said Colin Cieszynski, a senior markets analyst at CMC Markets. “The employment report itself was not too bad, it was a little bit below expectation... (but) wasn’t good enough to really push the markets significantly higher.” This week, traders will turn their attention to the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve meeting on Wednesday in hopes of further insight. Today, the Bank of Canada will release its first-quarter business outlook survey which is expected to show that winter storms hurt growth during the first three months of the year. Canadian employment figures for March impressed as the unemployment rate pulled back one-tenth of a point to 6.9 per cent — though it was on the back of part-time jobs and the hiring of younger Canadians. “The Canadian economic landscape has improved materially in recent weeks, silencing any talk of possible Bank of Canada rate cuts,” wrote BMO Capital Markets senior economist Benjamin Reitzes. He pointed toward the likelihood of accelerated inflation, a rebound of GDP growth in the second quarter, and signs of life in trade figures as reasons to remain optimistic. “Things are looking up as we finally head into spring,” he said.

Use available resources for tax preparation Tax season can be a stressful time estate planning with Investors Group. of the year for many Canadians as they “However, many people might not busily gather receipts and prepare be familiar with a taxpayers’ account their tax returns. service called My Account which lets But with a little prethem view information planning, organization and about their tax situation diligence they can access and manage their account.” the many Canada Revenue My Account lets you do Agency (CRA) resources two things: see your account available to them and avoid and then manage it. some of the pitfalls that It allows you to view your could result in an audit. current information and “Most people probably then to review your returns are familiar with the many for the last 10 years, and see technical resources on the the current state of your reCRA web site: the ability turn in real time. to download forms and reIt allows you to make turns, read CRA guides on changes to your current TALBOT a variety of technical topreturn and for two years BOGGS ics and otherwise research back for such things as addtax questions,” said Murray ing new information from Pituley, director of tax and receipts, correcting errors,

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and other housekeeping matters such as changes to your address, marital status and applying for child benefits. You can register for the account in about five minutes or less by logging onto the CRA website, entering your name, social insurance number, date of birth, and one line from your 2012 return. You answer some security questions, the CRA sends you an activation code in the mail in a few days and you’re in business. “The two functions are very powerful and the whole process is easy and quick,” Pituley said. “You can get information on your return and things like your instalment payments before you get formal notification on paper in the mail. It’s very useful.” Making full use of all available resources is important to help ensure

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you meet all requirements and deadlines and hopefully minimize the chance of being audited. Taxpayers often are confused about audits. “There are different types of audits but most communications from the CRA are not audits but verifications of forms or information,” Pituley said. “The majority of contacts from CRA are not audits.” The majority of audits are determined through the use of computer lists. The computer does comparisons of your current return to your past returns, your returns compared to the returns of taxpayers in your neighbourhood or in the same lines of work, and then identifies individuals of high risk.

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Grocery wars not good for industry MAY LEAVE SHOPPERS WITH LESS SELECTION AND DWINDLING CUSTOMER SERVICE The grocery price wars that have pushed a kilogram of bananas below the price of a chocolate bar may be good news for consumers’ wallets, but those who watch the industry see a race to the bottom that may leave shoppers with less selection and dwindling customer service. Grocery wars are not new in North America, but they got a boost this past year as U.S. giant Target entered the Canadian market, forcing Walmart to up its game in the grocery department, and spurring a new wave of consolidation involving heavyweights such as Loblaw and Sobeys. Kyle Murray, director of the school of retailing at the University of Alberta, said that while all the competition is likely to lower prices in the short term, “it also forces the companies to do things they may not otherwise do.” “In order to get those lower prices you’re going to see an increase in things that improve efficiency, but

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CRA: Can audit In other cases, the CRA will specify an audit project focused on certain industries or businesses or claims, such as service providers who receive tips, charities or non-profit organizations. Another source of audits comes from leads from outside sources, such as an ex-spouse, business competitors or an employee who left a company on bad terms. The CRA has a section about audits on its website. “The most important thing is to ensure that all your tax slips are received and reported, because if you file without reporting everything the penalties can be high,” Pituley said. He suggests comparing your current return to your past returns and if there are discrepancies, know why and make sure you can defend them. If you use tax preparation software, go into the program’s diagnostics, which will give you warnings about potential errors, inconsistencies and missed opportunities. If your tax situation is complicated, you might seek professional help. “Be organized about it,” Pituley recommends. “Start collecting your receipts early and keep them all together in a file so you can produce them if you have to. If you’re audited and you’re organized, you’re well on the road to having a successful outcome.” Talbot Boggs is a Toronto-based business communications professional who has worked with national news organizations, magazines and corporations in the finance, retail, manufacturing and other industrial sectors.

CORPORATE: Criticism of tax cuts intensifies The NDP and many progressive analysts have been critical of the Harper government for slashing corporate rates from about 22 per cent to 15 per cent, even as the economy was struggling and Ottawa fell deeper and deeper into debt. That criticism intensified after it became apparent that many were socking away profits instead of investing it — what former Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney derided as “dead money.” While corporate taxes are a generally lower portion of total government revenues today than they were in the 1960s and 1970s, an examination of the record shows the annual contribution tends to vary wildly reflecting the state of the economy at the time, with corporate tax receipts lowest during economic slowdowns. In recent years, business taxes have dipped from 16.5 per cent of total government revenues in 2006-07 to 13.6 per cent in 2012-13. The report also comes a few days after an analysis by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives determined that the country’s 86 wealthiest individuals and families had amassed enough assets to equal the net worth of the country’s 11.4 million poorest. Labour economist Erin Weir of the United Steelworkers union, who has researched the issue extensively, says what is striking is what’s occurred during the most recent tax cuts brought in by Conservatives, especially con-

they may not improve the quality of the product or even the shopping experience,” he said. That could mean the disappearance of an in-store bakery, or butcher, because it’s cheaper to package those products centrally and then ship them to the stores. It may also result in retailers cutting costs by moving from local to global supply chains, which may not always take the most sustainable or environmentally-friendly approaches to delivering products. “You can have issues around the quality of products and the way products are manufactured; the type of ingredients that go into some of the consumer packaged goods,” said Murray. “In order to get prices low you have to do things in some cases, like replace cane sugar with corn syrup. Some of those things that may not be as obvious right away are also the result of pushing prices lower. “There is some breaking point. You can’t just continue to lower your prices, you do have to start to change the product a little as well.”

In March, Loblaw’s (TSX:L) $12.4 billion purchase of Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. was approved, leaving the combined company with roughly 2,300 corporate, franchised and associate-owned stores across Canada, and nearly 1,800 pharmacies to introduce their grocery product lines. Last year, Sobeys bought Safeway Canada in a $5.8 billion deal and promptly angered suppliers by demanding retroactive price breaks. The sheer size of the new giants weakened the negotiating position of suppliers, many who sought to recoup their losses by reducing spending on the research and development of innovative food products. But it’s those new products that many smaller, independent grocery retailers rely on to set their stores apart, drawing in customers that are looking at more than price points. “Manufacturers aren’t investing in new innovation that they’re bringing to the Canadian marketplace because they can’t get a return, so ultimately what happens to our guys is that they

start looking like everybody else and so they lose their point of difference,” said Tom Barlow, president of the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers. Barlow says the smaller operators are an important piece of the grocery puzzle not only because they offer selection and better customer service, but also because the competition helps keep prices lower for consumers across all retailers. “Ultimately, we really believe that prices will go up if there’s not competition in the marketplace to keep it in place,” Barlow said. Several grocery stores and large supplier groups have since asked the federal government to impose a new code of conduct to protect suppliers from being squeezed by price cut demands from the country’s big grocers. But Metro was among the retail chains that rejected those calls, saying intervention isn’t required because its terms with its suppliers are fair and “very competitive.”

sidering some of those cuts occurred during a deep recession and slow recovery. “Corporate taxes declined as a share of government revenue from the early 1970s to the early 1990s because corporate profits declined as a share of the economy,” he says. “What’s striking over the past decade is that because of corporate tax cuts, corporate taxes have edged down as a share of revenues even as corporate profits have soared as a share of the economy.” Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz has been more sympathetic to businesses, saying their reluctance and caution is understandable given the high level of uncertainty in the global economic outlook, and weak global demand. In total, the survey shows the 63 participating companies paid $19 billion in taxes in 2012, as well as another $5.7 billion in other payments to governments for such things as stumpage and spectrum licence fees, and rents and leases. The survey shows firms paid more than 50 different kinds of taxes, for which the average spent $4.5 million and employed 22 full-time employees to comply.

menting two federal court orders to remove Bundy’s cattle after making repeated efforts to resolve the matter outside court. Plans call for the removal of some 900 trespassing cattle from 1,200 square miles of land in southern Nevada managed by her agency and the National Park Service over the next three to four weeks, she said. A federal judge in Las Vegas first ordered Bundy to remove his trespassing cattle in 1998. Similar orders were issued last July and again in October. “(Bundy’s trespassing) is unfair to the thousands of other ranchers who graze livestock in compliance with federal laws and regulations in the West,” Cannon said, adding the agencies are working with local and state officials to ensure the removal occurs in a safe manner. She declined to comment on the number of personnel involved, and was unable to provide a cost estimate for the operation. Bundy, who said he owns about 500 cows, estimates at least 100 federal agents and other personnel, many of them armed, gathered around the ranch his family has operated since the 1870s southwest of Mesquite a few miles from the Utah line. “I’ve tried to stop them for 20 years. I’ve tried to be legal in the courts. I’ve tried to do it politically and through the media. Now, it’s about down to having to do it as ’We the people,”’ he said. It’s a battle that has raged since the 1980s when the Sagebrush Rebellion challenged federal ownership of Nevada rangeland ranchers said was rightfully theirs. During the past 10 years, horse

advocates have been more the aggressors, asking courts to block roundups they say violate the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burro Act of 1971. But in recent months, ranchers have again gone back on the attack. The Nevada Farm Bureau Federation and Nevada Association of Counties sued the government in U.S. District Court in Reno in December seeking to force the BLM to step up roundups and, if necessary, sell excess mustangs for slaughter — something they say is allowed under the law but that the federal agency has resisted. Earlier this week, a federal magistrate judge in Reno granted horse advocates’ request to become a party in that case based on their argument no one else involved — including the BLM — has the horses’ best interest in mind. In Utah, Iron County commissioners had threatened to gather up hundreds of mustangs themselves, saying the horses threaten livestock and wildlife on rangelands already damaged by drought. “We will take whatever action we have to take to reduce those numbers immediately,” Commissioner David Miller told the Salt Lake Tribune. But BLM State Director Juan Palma, in an email sent Friday to Miller, said he is committed to working with the county in developing a plan to reduce the number of horses, The Spectrum of St. George, Utah, reported. “Both the BLM and Iron County have a shared interest in the wellbeing of the range and all who rely in its health. ... Additionally, (we have) our shared interest in the well-being of sustainable populations of our wild horses,” Palma wrote.

LAND: Rancher accused of trespassing “These people are thieves,” Bundy told The Associated Press on Saturday. “I haven’t even started fighting yet. You think I’m going to lay down and just give up. I’m going to fight for the Constitution and state sovereignty.” Asked what actions he planned to take, Bundy replied, “Why don’t you wait and see. As I told the BLM and county sheriff, ‘I’ll do whatever it takes.”’ BLM spokeswoman Kirsten Cannon, in a media conference call Saturday afternoon, said her agency was imple-

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FDA approves opioid overdose antidote BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Friends and family will be able to take the first step to save a loved one from an overdose of heroin or powerful painkillers called opioids. The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved an easy-to-use device that automatically injects the right dose of an overdose antidote named naloxone before an ambulance arrives. Doctors could prescribe it for family members or caregivers to keep on hand, in a pocket or a medicine cabinet. Opioids include legal prescription painkillers, such as OxyContin and Vicodin, as well as illegal street drugs like heroin. Called Evzio, the device contains naloxone, a long-used antidote for overdoses that is usually administered by syringe in ambulances or emergency rooms. But with the rise in drug overdose deaths, there has been a growing push to equip more people with the protection. The FDA said Evzio’s design makes it easy for anyone to administer. Once Evzio is turned on, it provides verbal instructions, much like defibrillators that laymen frequently use to help people who collapse with cardiac arrest. It is about the size of a credit card or small cellphone. The antidote is not a substitute for immediate medical care, the FDA said, as anyone who has overdosed will need additional treatment.

Still uncertain is how much the antidote will cost. Executives of the drug’s manufacturer, kaleo, Inc., of Richmond, Va., said it is too soon to say, but they are working with health insurers to get broad coverage. Eric Edwards of kaleo says the antidote is intended not just for heroin or prescription drug addicts, but also for people who have accidental overdoses, unexpected drug interactions or are on very high doses of the drugs. People who overdose may suffer slower breathing or heart rates or loss of consciousness. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said in a statement that 16,000 people die every year due to opioid-related overdoses, and that drug overdose deaths are now the leading cause of injury death in the United States, surpassing motor vehicle crashes. She said the increase in overdose deaths has largely been driven by prescription drug overdoses. “While the larger goal is to reduce the need for products like these by preventing opioid addiction and abuse, they are extremely important innovations that will help to save lives,” Hamburg said. The announcement follows several state efforts to widen access to the antidote. At least 17 states and the District of Columbia now allow naloxone — commonly known by the brand name Narcan — to be distributed to the public. Some of those states allow for third parties, such as a family member or friend of an intravenous drug user, to be prescribed it. On Thursday, the state of New York announced that every state and local law enforcement officer will now

carry syringes and inhalers of naloxone. Police in Quincy, Mass., have been carrying naloxone nasal spray since 2010 and said in July 2013 that they used naloxone 179 times, reversing 170 of those overdoses — a 95 per cent success rate. Some have questioned the idea, however. Maine Gov. Paul LePage has opposed a bill that would allow health care professionals to prescribe it for caregivers and family members and allow more emergency responders to carry the drug, saying it could raise Medicaid costs. He vetoed a similar bill last year, arguing that it could provide a false sense of security that abusers are somehow safe if they have a prescription nearby. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said that making the antidote more available is part of a comprehensive government strategy to reduce opioid addictions, along with educating the medical community about signs of possible problems and reducing illegal access to the drugs. Attorney General Eric Holder also weighed in on heroin abuse Thursday, telling a Senate committee that the government needs to deal differently with the heroin epidemic than it did with the crack cocaine crisis decades ago, when police focused on large-scale arrests and imprisonment. Holder said the government has a small window to prevent the heroin problem from getting “even more out of control than it already is,” saying specialized drug courts within the criminal justice system are a good way to reduce the prison population.

Specially trained retirees help stressed caregivers BY LAUREN NEERGAARD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Janet Lipson, left, acting as a caregiver, is counseled by volunteer David Wolffe, and observed by Caregiver Center Director Randi Kaplan, of Montefiore Medical Center, during a training session at the hospital, in New York. A program at the medical center recruits retirees and specially trains them to help overwhelmed family members cope with a scary hospital stay, for their own health, and so they can better care for their loved one. The coaches offer more than emotional support and a sympathetic ear. ter wheeled off to deal with a dangerous complication without any explanation. “I’m a trauma specialist who knows the system, knew the questions to ask, but I couldn’t get a straight answer,” Levin said. Many hospitals offer support groups for caregivers, or services from a social worker or other professional. The volunteer coaches are different: Retirees with no background in health care undergo training to support caregivers in hopes that families will let their guard down with a peer. They make daily rounds through Montefiore’s waiting rooms and nursing stations to offer the services of the support centre, where families can talk with a coach or a social worker, research caregiver resources online, or just relax in a quiet room. There are no statistics on similar volunteer initiatives, but Montefiore and a handful of community hospitals have modeled programs on one at Northern Westchester Hospital in New York. “This caregiver coach idea is very innovative,” said Lynn Feinberg of AARP, who tracks efforts to help caregivers — and says too often what’s missing

Medical groups produce list of overused tests BY THE CANADIAN PRESS A new campaign has been launched that aims to give Canadians appropriate medical care, but not excessive care. Called Choosing Wisely Canada, the campaign is enumerating the myriad tests, treatments and procedures that can be overused in modern medicine. The goal is to get doctors to order these tests or treatments when they are needed, but only then. “We want people to get the tests they need, but we want them to not get the tests they don’t need, or the treatments they don’t need,” said Dr. Wendy Levinson, chair of the campaign, which is tailored after a similar campaign that was launched in the United States two years ago. Choosing Wisely Canada is funded by the Canadian Medical Association, the University of Toronto, the Ontario government and several other organizations. Nine national medical organizations have drawn up lists of overused

tests and treatments within their specialties, and more groups are at work doing the same, said Levinson. At this point, there are 40 tests and procedures on the organization’s website, www.choosingwiselycanada.org. For example, the Canadian Association of Radiologists brought forward the recommendation that doctors should not order imaging tests for lower back pain unless there are red flags that suggest cancer, infection, a suspected compression fracture or something equally serious. Likewise the radiology group recommended doctors not order imaging tests for uncomplicated headaches, unless there are red flags. It also suggested to use ultrasound as a first option for testing for appendicitis in young children, because it exposes them to less radiation than CT-scans. “We’re not telling physicians not to order these tests,” Levinson said. “None of these recommendations are ’Don’t order them.’ It’s ’Don’t order them when they’re not needed. But order them when they’re needed.”

is someone to call at a moment’s notice, rather than awaiting a monthly support group meeting. “Utilizing retirees is really a win-win, to provide that basic emotional, practical support and advice.” It takes strong supervision to know the boundaries, cautioned Carol Levine of the non-profit United Hospital Fund, which provided a startup grant to Montefiore and has created online caregiver guides. “They are not there to be nurses or social workers,” she said. Instead, the program “really treats people with respect and dignity and understanding that they’re in a difficult situation.” Montefiore put its 21 volunteers through a training course that stresses those boundaries, teaches nonjudgmental listening and lets them role-play difficult situations. The support services don’t expire when the patient goes home, Kaplan said. Caregivers still can call or come in indefinitely, but there are no home visits. Does the program make a clinical difference? The hospital has begun a pilot study comparing whether cancer patients stick with a grueling chemotherapyand-radiation treatment better when their caregivers are coached in providing support.

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WASHINGTON — Edwin Pacheco was in and out of the hospital for months. He’d survived one organ transplant and desperately needed another. But he wasn’t the only one suffering. Few people asked how his wife was holding up as she kept vigil, cornered hard-to-understand doctors and held job and family together. “Everybody was like, ‘Oh, you’re a good caregiver.’ But inside, I’m dying,” Minerva Pacheco of New York recalls of those tumultuous days. Then one day in the intensive care waiting room at Montefiore Medical Center, a pair of strangers introduced themselves as volunteer coaches for caregivers and offered a shoulder. It’s part of an unusual program that recruits retirees and specially trains them to help overwhelmed family members cope with a scary hospital stay — for their own health, and so they can better care for their loved one. “The caregiver needs to be taken care of, too,” said Montefiore coach Dave Wolffe, a retired high school guidance counsellor who spotted Pacheco’s distress. “If they’re sick, or they break down, feel helpless or hopeless, they’re not going to be too helpful to the patient.” The coaches offer more than emotional support and a sympathetic ear. They’re trained to help people navigate a complex hospital system and to help them locate community resources that may ease the strain, too. They can track down a doctor to answer a caregiver’s questions. Or find someone to translate all the medical jargon. Or alert a professional to signs of depression. Or gently probe about just how prepared the family really is for continuing care at home: Are they comfortable giving injections, or cleaning a wound — or might they need some more planning with the discharge team? Today’s caregivers “are being asked to do a lot of things they’re really not equipped to do,” said social worker Randi Kaplan, who directs the Montefiore Caregiver Support Center. The program evolved as the hospital realized, “we’re ignoring a very, very overstressed population.” Millions of Americans regularly care for older or impaired adult relatives or friends, and a hospitalization only adds to the stress. Yet research shows that patients who have supportive care from family or friends during a hospitalization fare better. “You don’t eat right, you don’t sleep right,” said Pacheco, who hadn’t known she could seek help for herself as her husband worsened between his first transplant in December 2012 and the one that finally restored his health last summer. “You’re scared to ask what’s next.” Families need an advocate, said Dr. Paul Levin, Montefiore’s vice chairman of orthopedic surgery, who tells the volunteer coaches, and medical students, how caregivers can get lost in the shuffle. Years ago, Levin’s oldest daughter had a rollerblading accident and was run over by a bus, suffering life-threatening injuries while at college hundreds of miles from home. In a hospital where he knew no one, even Levin had a hard time cornering doctors, got conflicting reports and once watched his daugh-

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Neil Perry, from foreground left, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry, of the musical group The Band Perry, perform at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, in Las Vegas.

George Strait wins entertainer of the year LAMBERT, URBAN TAKE 3 TROPHIES AT ACM AWARDS her husband, who gave her a peck on the forehead after she won single record of the year for Mama’s Broken Heart, co-written by Kacey Musgraves. Lambert also won her fifth straight female vocalist of the year award. Lambert teamed with Urban to win vocal event of the year for their We Were Us collaboration for which Urban won trophies as producer and performer. Urban won video of the year with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift for Highway Don’t Care. The three wins Sunday night gave Lambert 18 trophies at the ACM Awards since she first won best new female artist in 2006. Musgraves won album of the year for Same Trailer Different Park two months after taking the Grammy for country album of the year. Lee Brice’s song I Drive Your Truck won song of the year and Justin Moore won new artist of the year. It’s one of two fan-voted awards along with top honour entertainer of the year. The Band Perry won vocal group of the year and Jason Aldean — a target of his good friend Bryan and Shelton — won his second straight male vocalist of the year award. Online: http://acmcountry.com

Stern too busy to take Late Show slot NEW YORK — Howard Stern is just one of the names industry spectators are floating around as a possible replacement for David Letterman. At least for now though, the longtime radio personality says of the idea, “My plate is full.” Stern addressed the late-night TV talk show host’s retirement announcement while arriving in New York on Friday for America’s Got Talent auditions. Stern is one of the judges on the show. The 60-year-old stressed Letterman’s impact on late-night TV, saying he’s sad to see Letterman leave. Stern said he enjoyed his appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman. “I’ve been doing the show for years and years and I’ve had so many funny, great times with him that, you know, it’ll be weird not to have him there.” Stern also said there are few people in show biz whose opinion matters to him, and Letterman is one. One of Stern’s fellow America’s Got Talent judg-

es, Heidi Klum, supports the idea of Stern taking over for Letterman, saying he’d be perfect. “Howard is very special, you know? He gets right to the chase. He’s not scared of anything, and I like that about

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George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honours Sunday night at a jampacked Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone. Strait’s victory was not unexpected. He’s a few months from retiring from the road and won the same trophy at the rival Country Music Association Awards five months ago. But the ACMs entertainer award is fan-voted and some wondered if Strait’s older fan base might vote. “I’ve always said I have the best fans in the world,” Strait told the crowd. “I heard this was a fanvoted thing, so I rest my case.” No one will begrudge Strait the win, including co-hosts Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, who were also nominated in the category with Lambert and Taylor Swift. “Our hero,” Shelton said in a genuine moment. “Our hero won tonight!” Until that point Bryan and Shelton had overshadowed much of the ceremony, held in Las Vegas. Urban and Lambert tied for

the most trophies but it was Lambert’s husband, Shelton, and Bryan who were on a winning streak. They deftly stole the show with a mix of self-deprecating, celebrity-skewering jokes and two performances apiece. And as Shelton noted, he also gets to share Lambert’s bed. “Honestly, I think we’re the biggest celebrities in the room,” Shelton said during the show’s funniest moment — a recreation of Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie moment at the Oscars — and it may just be true. Shelton is the star of The Voice and a platinum-selling hitmaker with 11 straight No. 1s. Bryan is the reigning entertainer of the year, and both were up for that award again this year with Lambert, Taylor Swift and George Strait, the genre’s top stars. Each performed twice with Shelton offering a subdued but powerful version of his song “My Eyes,” playing an acoustic guitar while seated with Gwen Sebastian at his side, before returning flanked by Shakira on their duet Medicine. Bryan performed Play It Again while standing on a revolving replica of a vinyl album, then teamed with vocal duo of the year winner Florida Georgia Line on This is How We Roll. Lambert did her best to upstage

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LOS ANGELES — Disney and Marvel could be one of the finest teams around. Continuing the success of their superhero franchise, Captain America: The Winter Soldier has set a record as the biggest domestic April release ever. The Disney sequel debuted with $96.2 million topping the previous record holder, 2011’s Fast Five, which opened with $86.2 million. Last weekend The Winter Soldier, which stars Chris Evans as the shield-wielding superhero, and Scarlett Johansson (whose sci-fi Under the Skin also debuted this weekend with $140,000) as Black Widow, commanded 32 international markets, gaining $75.2 million in its overseas bow. Expanding to Russia, Australia and China in its second week, the Marvel comic adaptation, boasting a budget of over $170 million, has earned $207.1 million internationally, bringing its overall worldwide haul to over $303 million. Also a touchstone for Imax, The Winter Soldier attained $9.6 million on 346 screens showing the film in the enhanced resolution format. Internationally the film showed on 278 Imax screens resulting in a $6.5 million gain, $4 million of which was delivered from China. Captain America: The First Avenger, which had a budget of around $140 million, debuted in 2011 with $65 million when it opened in July. Overall it earned $371 million worldwide. Why the shift to an April release rather than remaining a summer launch? “We looked at the possibility of creating separation from the other summer tentpoles,” said Dave Hollis, head of worldwide theatrical distribution for Disney. “There was an opportunity. We have the second Marvel film coming at the end of the summer in Guardians of the Galaxy. We wanted to start and end the summer and take advantage of this holiday. In the next month or so we’ll have the benefit of spring break.” “The Avengers effect,” as Hollis calls it, set the stage for the continuation of Marvel’s massive box office presence, which has continued with the Iron Man and Thor franchises. With the release of the films’ sequels, both have seen jumps of earnings over 35 per cent. “There are very few movie brands that are this consistent,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak of the DisneyMarvel team. “For The Winter Solider to push on $100 million in April shows that you can release a big movie any time of the year. Every studio is going to be looking at this date to plant their flag in the future.” Paramount’s biblical saga Noah, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Emma Watson, took a drastic dip in its second weekend, earning $17 million after debuting with $44 million. Still, it sailed into second place, crossing the $70 million mark domestically, while pushing Lionsgate’s young adult science-fiction thriller Divergent, led by Shailene Woodley, to third with $13 million in its third week. Its stateside take is now $114 million. Freestyle Releasing’s surprise hit God’s Not Dead took the No. 4 slot with $7.7 million in its third weekend. Despite the decrease in the Noah box office performance, the outcome of film’s debut, its overall haul, and the success of both Son of God and God’s Not Dead bodes well for other biblical-themed films coming this year, including Heaven is for Real, starring Greg Kinnear and Exodus: Gods and Kings, starring Christian Bale. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theatres, according to Rentrak. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released today. 1.Captain America: The Winter Soldier, $96.2 million. 2. Noah, $17 million. 3. Divergent, $13 million. 4. God’s Not Dead, $7.7 million. 5. The Grand Budapest Hotel, $6.3 million. 6. Muppets Most Wanted, $6.3 million. 7. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, $5.3 million. 8. Sabotage, $1.9 million. 9. Need for Speed, $1.84 million. 10. Non-Stop, $1.83 million.


LIFESTYLE Parents won’t attend brother’s wedding if transgender sister is there Dear Annie: A few years ago, my brother announced that he should have been born a female. He started counseling and three years ago legally changed his first name and began living as a woman. This devastated my parents and two of my siblings, and they have disowned him. I have not seen my brother since then. Our youngest sibling, “Paul,” embraced the change and kept in touch with him. Paul is getting married soon and wants a family wedding, complete with his sister “Jane.” My parents are devastated all over again. They refuse to attend the wedding if Jane is there. Jane has no desire to be in the lives of our family at all, except for our youngest sibling. Any suggestions on how to deal with this? -- Feeling Overwhelmed in Smalltown, USA Dear Overwhelmed: Paul gets to invite whomever he chooses, and your parents and siblings get to decide whether MITCHELL or not to attend. We hope ev& SUGAR eryone will show up, not only to be supportive of Paul on his big day, but also to reconnect, even from a distance, with Jane. It always makes us sad when relatives reject a child because of his or her sexual orientation. We urge you (and, hopefully, your parents and other siblings) to check out PFLAG (pflag.org) for information on transgendered individuals. Jane undoubtedly would be grateful for your support. Dear Annie: My wife and I are both in our 80s, and we are physically slowing down. It has reached the point that we need some help cleaning our house. But the horror stories from our friends are all the same. While the cleaning effort is good and the workers are dependable, there is one caveat: Persons employed by many local advertised cleaning services are paid just above the minimum wage. This creates a real temptation to steal. Our friends report that after every cleaning, personal items are missing. When they changed services, the same thing happened. If we have to put away all of our personal items that lay around the house, we may as well just clean it ourselves. How do we find someone we can trust? -- Need Help in Jacksonville, Fla. Dear Need Help: The best way to find good cleaning help is to ask for a referral from a friend, relative, neighbor or through your house of worship. If you live in an apartment or condo, ask the building manager or doorman whether there is a service that works in the building. We also suggest you find out whether the cleaning service company is insured and the employees bonded. There are no guarantees, unfortunately, but it’s a good place to start. Dear Annie: This is for “Don’t Want To Be OldFashioned,” who asked about writing an RSVP for a mass-mailing event. As a professional event planner, I am deeply appreciative when I receive an RSVP, whether it is an acceptance or regrets. It helps me to prepare enough materials and create the appropriate atmosphere. Who wants to sit in a large room with several empty seats when a small room would have been nicer? And if someone writes a personal note saying they cannot attend due to major surgery, I can inform the event hosts so they can acknowledge it. I do understand in the age of mass electronic communications that the response rate and understanding of RSVP has changed, but simple common courtesy should never be disregarded in professional or personal interactions. I’d like to thank “Don’t Want To Be Old-Fashioned.” I hope to see her at the next event I am planning. -- Appreciative Event Planner in the Midwest

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Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson turned away from U.S.-bound flight BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON — Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, who acknowledged last year that she had occasionally used cocaine, was denied permission to board a flight to the United States over the weekend, the U.S. Embassy said. The embassy did not disclose the reason for refusing Lawson entry into the United States. Embassy spokeswoman Lynne Platt said Thursday that Lawson was stopped from travelling Sunday and had subsequently been invited to the embassy to apply for a visa. She said such applications were generally handled “routinely and expeditiously.” Lawson tweeted Saturday that she was going on vacation, but she also has worked in the U.S., where she co-hosted TV cooking competition The Taste. British citizens need visas to work in the U.S. but not for a vacation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said privacy laws meant it was “not at liberty to discuss an individual’s processing.” It said U.S. authorities may refuse passengers admission for various reasons, including drug use and “moral turpitude.” Lawson, author of How To Be A Domestic Goddess, has had a turbulent year in which her personal life was scrutinized in the media. In July she divorced art collector Charles Saatchi after he was photographed grabbing her throat outside a London restaurant. In December she testified at the fraud trial of two former aides, and told the court she had used cocaine a handful of times. She denied claims by the defendants that she was a regular drug user.

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to others at this time. Monday, April 7 GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Russell Crowe, 49; David Otun- subconscious mind is especially alert and active today. Flash insights will inga, 33; Jackie Chan, 59. THOUGHT OF THE DAY: Mercury, spire you to make your aspirations and the planet of communication will enter hopes a daily reality. Action forward is wonderful, have patience, as you’ll be Aries today. Communication and dialogue with taking two steps forward, one step back till you learn your destined others will be direct, foroute. cused, but not without huCANCER (June 21-July mour. Aries is the first sign 22): Your direct and forof the zodiac, so this lends ward approach will take you to individuals wanting to be places within your career. first when conversing with Allow for your optimistic others. side to shine today, even HAPPY BIRTHDAY: If if there are minor stresses today is your birthday, the at work or with your mom. year will highlight a stream These lessons are teaching of original thoughts and you the difference between ideas. your learned truth and who New, long lasting partyou truly are. nerships, either romantic or LARISA MAIRA LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): business, are on the horiOZOLINS Friends will challenge you zon that will offer you a new to see life through a new level of autonomy. Spirituperspective. This will at first ality or simply inner peace cause some tension. Bewill transpire throughout fore you take action, learn the value of this year. walking in their shoes and understandEnjoy! ARIES (March 21-April 19): Deci- ing their journey, even if their view is not sions are made quickly with business similar to your own. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Spiritual and intimate relationships. Remember, there is still a need to find a natural bal- guidance and divine timing makes its ance with others at this stage. If there presence known. Others in your life are are delays, there is a good reason for offering you unconditional love and support as you come to a balanced underthis today. Pause before you speak and think standing of your true value in this world. about how you’d respond to someone Advice taken now is sage wisdom, take if they said the exact same thing. This it! LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Others might save you from an argument or in your life will be a bit more direct and two. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Quick blunt today. You have become used to their surthinking, on your part, will get you out of some minor blunders with others. prising nature, but it might cause some The tension felt today will only come tension for you personally. A good honabout because you will need to see life est talk about your feelings will clear the air and will give that peace of mind you through a new lens. Use that sharp and keen mind to are looking for. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There your advantage and offer sage wisdom

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is an immediacy towards your daily routine, or work that was not there before. More passion towards your aspirations is highlighted, but make sure to follow through once you decide to take action. Great healing can be found by expressing your heart’s desires. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): There is a strong focus on romance, and those intimate relationships in your life. If single, hang out with friends, trust your instincts and don’t worry, you’ll be surprised by what transpires. A good partnership is when opposites can work together to find balance. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Tensions will be felt with work colleagues at work. Pause and reflect for a moment, before you express yourself, release all that tension at home. Communicating with a female at home will offer you that extra push to move you towards your hopes and wishes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Communicating your wisdom on a public issue will be very helpful for others right now. Yet, there will be some tension for you with doing so. Assess your needs and personal worth and determine where balance needs to brought back into your life. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your perspective on life has changed, and so have your values and worth. Today will be one of those days that you would like to share with others exactly how those attributes have changed. Try to understand that there still needs to some element of transformation happening for your hopes and wishes to manifest. Larisa Maira Ozolins is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.

Monopoly fans choose house rules NO RENT FROM JAIL, SNAKE EYES TO BE INCLUDED actual monopoly (a complete colour set of properties), or starting the game by placing half of all the money on the game board for a cash-grabbing freeNEW YORK — No rent collection while in jail, for-all on the count of three. Hasbro’s house rules debate came after the comdouble the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among pany received results of a survey showing nearly 70 five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in per cent of 1,000 respondents reported never having read all Monopoly rules and 34 per cent said they for future editions of the board game. Several thousand people weighed in on “house had made up rules more than once. The winning house rule for landing on Go means rules” over 10 days of recent debate and a year after Hasbro Inc. added a cat token and retired the iron players get 400 Monopoly dollars instead of the official 200. in a similar online stunt As for Free Parking, aimed at keeping the ‘OUR GOAL IS STAY CURRENT AND official rules call for 79-year-old game fresh. DELIVER MONOPOLY IN A WAY THAT absolutely nothing to “Our goal is to stay happen when a player current and deliver THEY WANT TO ENGAGE WITH IT.’ lands there. Under the Monopoly in a way that they want to engage — JONATHAN BERKOWITZ house rule, any taxes with it and that means VP OF HASBRO MARKETING and fees collected are thrown into the middle sometimes being new for a lucky someone and having modern takes on the brand,” said Jonathan Berkowitz, vice- who lands on that corner square. Rounding out the five winners are players must president of marketing, ahead of Friday’s house travel around the board one full time before they can rules announcement. New means old all over again in this case since begin buying properties, and collecting 500 bucks for house rules are often passed on through generations. rolling double ones. To appease hardcore players not Some casual players may have thought a few of the interested in new rules, the Pawtucket, R.I., company 10 in the running before debate ended Thursday will put the winners into a special House Rules Edition to be released in the fall and add them to classic were already in the official rule book. And some, even regular players, might not have Monopoly’s game guide next year as unofficial. “There are a lot of Monopoly purists who want to heard of others. Did you know some people play that moms get out play by the classic rules and don’t want to change of jail for free? Always. No questions asked. That one it, but we love the idea of there being some optional rules in there that can mix up the game a little bit,” didn’t make the cut. Nor did buying houses for a property without an Berkowitz said. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Rockets end Chiefs’ season DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPION CHIEFS EDGED IN OT BY VISITORS FROM B.C. BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF Rockets 3 Chiefs 2 (OT) The Red Deer Optimist Chiefs and Okanagan Rockets met four times this season and the difference came down to one goal. It was a goal by Liam Finlay at 5:40 of the first overtime period that gave the Rockets a 3-2 victory and the Pacific Cup midget AAA hockey championship before a standing room only crowd at the Arena Sunday afternoon. The Rockets, who tied the Chiefs 3-3 in the Mac’s tournament, won the bestof-three series 2-1. They won the opening game 3-1 Friday with Red Deer coming back to record a 7-1 victory Saturday. The outcome was similar to last year when the Chiefs won the Pacific Cup in double overtime in Vancouver against the Giants. “That’s the way it goes,” said Chiefs head coach Doug Quinn. “We talked about that you can’t control the outcome. As long as the guys work hard for me and have a good attitude that’s all I can ask of them.” The Chiefs, who trailed 1-0 after the first period and led 2-1 after 40 minutes, had their chances to win Sunday. In fact in the second period alone they could have put the game away, but hit two posts and a crossbar. “We had the opportunity to make it 3-1 and didn’t capitalize,” said Quinn. “At the end of the day they have some highly elite players and they were the difference. They got their one opportunity and scored on it.” The Rockets did a much better job of moving the puck than they did Saturday and were creating more pressure on Red Deer netminder Jayden Sittler. “They came with more energy than yesterday,” agreed Quinn, who was playing two forwards short after losing Quentin Greenwood with a leg injury Saturday. “We were down to three lines and while everyone worked hard we wore

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Red Deer Chief Jeff de Wit protects the puck from a check by Okanagan Rocket captain Branden Wagner during Game 3 of the Pacific Cup at the Arena, Sunday. out a bit,” said Quinn. “It give them a bit more room and that was the difference. We were tiring and they made the plays.” Rockets head coach Mack O’Rourke felt his team did a better job of moving the puck than they did Saturday. “It wasn’t what we wanted yesterday, but I think it gave us some life,” he said. “We came out watching the game, while today we were into the game and got 17 shots in the first period (actually 15). Playing the way we did and getting the upper hand with the first goal gave us huge momentum. “I thought the defencemen played with more urgency as well. They made the right play most of the time, while Saturday they were turning back. It was like the guys were afraid as they were playing a champion like Red Deer. They respected them that much and were nervous. “We told them today that they’re 15, 16 and 17 year-olds just like the other kids. We won a lot this year and they

won a lot this year so just go out and play your game. We got back to basics and that’s what changed it for us.” Brett Young gave the Rockets a 1-0 lead at 18:44 of the first period on a puck that went in off his leg. The second period belonged to Red Deer as Jordie Lawson tied it at 7:06 on a shot that went between goaltender Brendan Barry’s legs. Tyler Steenbergen made it 2-1 at 11:08, converting a rebound on the power play. The score remained the same until 11:56 of the third period when Tanner Browne had his point shot trickle through Sittler. The loss denied the Chiefs from going for a third straight national title, but the players can hold their heads high, said Quinn, who won his fifth straight league title this year. “There’s a lot of dedication from those kids who go hard for eight months,” he said. “You start the season in September with a group of individuals and continue to get stronger and stronger and at the end of the day you

Hall, Oilers shoot down Ducks BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Oilers 4 Ducks 2 EDMONTON — There is little left to do for the Edmonton Oilers besides throw wrenches into other teams’ plans. Taylor Hall had a goal and two assists as the Oilers upset the Pacific Division-leading Anaheim Ducks 4-2 on Sunday. David Perron, Jordan Eberle and Justin Schultz also scored for the Oilers (28-42-9), who have won two in a row. “Playing the role of spoilers can be a lot of fun,” said Hall, who has moved into seventh place in league scoring with 77 points. “To get on a team that really needed those points tonight was good. To play a good solid third period against a team like this and not give up a lot was nice. It was a learning game for us. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but for the most part we shut them down.” It’s the third time the teams have met in the past two weeks. The Oilers beat the Ducks 4-3 in overtime on March 28, while Anaheim edged Edmonton 3-2 on Wednesday. Perron said the Oilers showed a lot to keep the Ducks from battling back on Sunday. “I liked the way that we kept going when it was 3-2,” he said. “It was a good game all around. At this point there isn’t a whole lot to play for and to get that kind of energy was pretty cool. We want to keep our momentum going into next year and play this kind of hockey right from the start. We had a lot of great emotion tonight.” Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins said three second-period fights had an effect on the outcome. “It certainly rattled their team,” he said. “They are a composed group in Anaheim and then when the first one erupted, that seemed to set them off the tracks a little bit. I thought they got distracted. I think it worked in our favour. They were so upset they were even yelling at me, which is always great when I didn’t even throw a punch.” Jakob Silfverberg and Corey Perry responded for the Ducks (50-20-8) who have lost two straight and remained just one point up on the idle San Jose Sharks for first

have a real team. It’s an old cliche, but you win as a team and lose as a team and we definitely did that.” The Rockets finished with 34 shots on Sittler while the Chiefs had 33 on Barry. On Saturday, the line of Jeff de Wit, Trey deGraaf and Steenbergen dominated the game. De Wit scored twice and added two assists while deGraaf had three goals and Steenbergen two assists. Teagan Kooman added two goals as the Chiefs led 3-0 and 3-1 by periods. They scored three times within 39 seconds in the third period to grab a 6-1 lead and end the day for Barry, who faced 41 shots. Reid Kilburn faced 11 shots. Sittler made 21 saves and the only goal, which was credited to Branden Wagner, was knocked in out of the air by his own teammate. The Rockets will represent the Pacific region at the Telus Cup, April 2127 in Moose Jaw. drode@reddeeradvocate.

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Anaheim Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller (1) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall (4) during second period hockey action in Edmonton, on Sunday April 6, 2014. in the Pacific. “We’re struggling finding ways to win hockey games right now,” said Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf. “I thought we started a lot better than we have in the past and were in a hockey game. We let our emotions get the best of us a little bit there for a while and I thought that was a little bit counter-productive and that’s our responsibility, me and (Corey Perry).” Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said it was far from a perfect outing from starting goalie Jonas Hiller. “It’s tough, I thought (Hiller) played well in the first period. Then there were a couple in the second that he could have had,” he said. “Then in the third, he regained his form again. It’s one of those things where he’s really lacking in confidence and once the first one went in, he was a little worried until he regained his composure.” The Ducks opened the scoring on the game’s first shot, 1:20 into the first period. Edmonton goalie Viktor Fasth made the initial stop on Silfverberg, but the rebound caromed off of teammate Sam Gagner and trickled into the net. Edmonton came close to tying the game with five minutes left to play in the opening frame when Perron made a nice pass to

a hard-charging Ryan Smyth, but Hiller was quick to come across and make the save. The Oilers knotted the game 1-1 six minutes into the second period with a power play goal as Hall banked in a goal off of Hiller with a shot from the side of the net for his 27th of the season. Perron kept pace with Hall for the team’s goal-scoring lead three minutes later while Edmonton was short-handed, beating Hiller with an off-balance shot from the right faceoff circle for his 27th. It was just Edmonton’s fourth shorthanded goal of the season against a league-leading 13 allowed. The Oilers took a 3-1 lead with just over three minutes left in the second period as Eberle swung a puck out front and the rebound remained loose in the crease before a pinching Schultz tapped it in. The Ducks got back to within a goal with on a power play just 25 seconds into the third period as Perry tipped a long Getzlaf wrist shot from the point past Fasth for his 42nd goal of the season. Edmonton withstood a ton of pressure before getting an insurance goal. Eberle also scored his 27th moved into a three-way tie for the team lead with an emptynet goal.

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Red Deer Rebels teammates Conner Bleackley and Haydn Fleury are taking their talents to Europe. Bleackley and Fleury were named to the Canadian team Saturday for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey Under-18 World Championship April 17-27 in Finland. Both players were invited to the Canadian U18 team selection camp last summer leading into the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Fleury, a defenceman, made the team, while Bleackley, a forward, came up short in his bid. Considering Fleury is projected as a top-10 pick in June’s NHL entry draft and Bleackley could also be a first-round selection, both were expected to earn berths with the national U18 squad. Rebels GM/head coach Brent Sutter certainly isn’t surprised. In fact . . . “Hockey Canada informed us when our season was over that they were both going to be locks to play on the team,” said Sutter. “They obviously both had an outstanding year and both are important parts of our program. Hockey Canada has high hopes for both of them, too, for their program. “It’s obvious that they both deserve this and they’re both very good players.” Sutter said the international experience will help both become better players. “We said from the start that we were building our team around those two guys for the next couple of years,” said Sutter. “Every experience they go through will enhance them and make them better. Haydn has already had that experience and now for Conner to get that opportunity it’s certainly going to help him too.” Fleury and Bleackley were ranked sixth and 31st, respectively, in Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings for North American players eligible for this year’s draft. The International Scouting Service, in February, ranked Fleury eighth and Bleackley 16th. The Red Deer players are among eight Western Hockey League skaters selected to the team. The others are defencemen Travis Sanheim and Ben Thomas of the Calgary Hitmen and Parker Wotherspoon of the Tri-City Americans, and forwards Jansen Harkins of the Prince George Cougars, Brayden Point of the Moose Jaw Warriors and Jake Virtanen of the Hitmen, who is injured and unable to attend the team’s training camp currently underway in Toronto. The camp, at the MasterCard Centre, concludes Tuesday. The team will then head overseas and play pre-tournament games Friday and April 14 versus Finland and Denmark. Canada will play Sweden in the team’s tournament-opener April 17. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate.com

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Generals going back to Allan Cup SWEEP POWELL RIVER TO ADVANCE TO ALLAN CUP TO DEFEND TITLE and the Ontario Hockey Federation champion Brantford Blast. The Generals appeared to be well on their way to a regGenerals 6 Regals 5 (OT) The Bentley Generals re- ulation-time sweep when Kyle sponded in a positive manner Sheen snapped a 3-3 draw at when faced with their first bit 11:28 of the third period and of adversity in the McKenzie especially when Keenan Desmet scored Bentley’s fifth goal Cup series. After rolling to a pair five minutes later. But the Reof wins in the best-of-five gals persevered in the final Alberta/B.C. senior AAA hock- minute to give the hosts someey championship at the Red what of a scare. “That’s not the way we Deer Arena, the defending Allan Cup champions were fi- drew it up, but we take posinally put to the test in Game 3 tives from everything and Saturday after blowing a two- we’ll chalk that up to a learning experience, at probably goal lead in the final minute. Andrew Derton scored the right time,” said Generals 15 seconds apart — at 19:37 head coach Ryan Tobler. “We and 19:52 — to pull the Pow- got away with it tonight, live ell River Regals into a 5-5 tie and learn. We’ll use that going and force overtime, which forward. “I’ve been impressed with ended quickly when Bentley defenceman Jason Lundmark the character and resiliency rang a point shot off the cross- of the boys all year, coming up bar and in at 1:29 of the extra with clutch goals. That’s been frame to give the Generals a the difference for us this sea6-5 victory and a sweep of the son.” After Connor Shields interprovincial set. “It was a good faceoff win opened the scoring for the by Rubes (captain Sean Rob- Generals just 86 seconds into ertson). I hadn’t had a lot of the contest, Scott May potted shots in the series so I thought back-to-back goals 12 minutes I’d just shoot and it found its apart to give the Regals their first lead of the series. way in,” said Lundmark. Kyle Bailey got one back “I heard the bar and I saw someone jump in front, and for the Generals before the yeah, it was definitely a good first period ended — his quick release from 30 feet out beatfeeling.” The Regals’ late rally, in ing Powell River netminder front of about 600 fans, and Cory McEachran — and Sheen scored his Lundmark’s winning ‘THE NEW GUYS WHO first of two on the afternoon marker acCAME IN THIS YEAR 5:09 of the counted for most of the CAUGHT ON QUICKLY s e c o n d p e breakdramatics in TO WHAT IT MEANS TO riod, ing down the a series that OUR ORGANIZATION right side was otherpicking wise pretty TO PUT OUR BEST FOOT and the far cormuch ruled by the Gen- FORWARD. THIS MEANS ner. C h a d erals. A LOT TO EVERYONE Eauverman “We don’t INVOLVED AND WE’RE p u l l e d t h e want to start making habVERY PROUD OF WHAT visitors even with a powits of it, but WE HAVE HERE.’ er-play tally it made for just over four more dra— SEAN ROBERTSON minutes latma,” said BENTLEY GENERALS FORWARD er, his high Lundmark. shot from the “It’s a lot of fun when it does happen top of the circle eluding Genthat way, but we have to make erals netminder James Reid sure we win games in 60 min- and setting the stage for the utes. We kind of let them off third-period theatrics. Reid finished with 23 saves, the hook in the final minute, but it’s a good feeling to win a while McEachran stopped 35 shots. championship.” “This is precious,” said With the victory, Bentley advanced to the 2014 Allan Robertson, who will be gunCup tournament April 14-19 ning for his third Allan Cup in Dundas, Ont., where they ring at Dundas. “You start evwill be joined by the host Real ery year hoping you can get McCoys, the Southeast Prai- to this point and there are alrie Thunder of Manitoba, the ways some bumps along the Clarenville, Nfld., Caribous, way. But this definitely doesn’t the Kenora, Ont., Thistles, get old. BY GREG MEACHEM ADVOCATE SPORTS EDITOR

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Garrett Watson of the Bentley Generals is dumped in front of the net during a game against the Powell River Regals as part of the Mackenzie Cup series at the Red Deer Arena on Saturday afternoon. “The new guys who came in this year caught on quickly to what it means to our organization to put our best foot forward. This means a lot to everyone involved and we’re very proud of what we have here.” After finishing first in the Chinook Hockey League this season, Bentley never lost a game, sweeping the Stony Plain Eagles and Innisfail Eagles in the provincial semifinals and final, then taking out the Regals in straight games. The series versus arch-rival Innisfail provided the Generals with their toughest test this spring. “I don’t think we’re going to see teams like Innisfail in the (Allan) Cup,” said Robertson. “I think we’re going to see some veteran teams there that play like this group (Regals), which is more of a veteran, talented group. “We’ll see teams that rely on systems more than anything else. Playing Innisfail was an absolute war and we were lucky to get out of that alive.” Tobler agreed that the McKenzie Cup series featured

little of the animosity that the Alberta final with Innisfail was basically all about. “We’re talking a tale of two series. We were coming off a very emotional battle against a team that wanted to beat us so bad,” said Tobler. “Give these guys (Regals) credit, throwing a team together like they did and pushing us to the limit today. It was a hell of a ride.” Lundmark agreed. “For what they came with . . . to put a team together at this time of the year, they battled hard,” he said. “I don’t know if they knew what they were up against with us, a team that’s played all season long. But give them credit, especially today. They put it all out there.” The Regals took the assignment as B.C. representatives in the McKenzie Cup series despite not playing a single game together this season as a team. “Although the team has been around a long, long time, we had a lot of new faces this year and some younger kids who had never played at this

level,” said Powell River coach Rick Hopper. “I’m really proud of them. They did us proud, for sure. “Today was our best game of the series and no doubt we would have got better and better if it went a couple more games. But they (Generals) have such a deep club. Like I told (Bentley manager) Jeff McInnis at the end, they’re a total class act. They’re deep, they’re good and I think they’re going to do well in the Cup.” The Generals will get in a couple of practices this week before departing for Dundas next Monday. Bentley will play the host team the following day. “We’ll stay on top of things,” said Tobler. “We’ve preached conditioning all season long and we’ll stay on top of that. “The competition is going to get pretty stiff moving forward so we’ll have to be ready. We’ll have to clean up some areas for sure, but everything is positive going forward.” gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com

Wranglers cruise to provincial junior B win GRANDE PRAIRIE — Garrett Glasman potted a pair of early goals and the Blackfalds Wranglers cruised to a 6-0 win Sunday over the host Grande Prairie Kings in the final of the provincial junior B hockey championship. Glasman scored at 7:18 and 14:01 of the opening period and the Wranglers got another goal from Jordan Jakubow before the intermission. Trent Hermary connected in the second period and Jared Guilbault and Jaye Sutherland scored in the final frame. Wranglers netminder Kyle Baumgartner made 22 saves for the shutout, while his

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OILERS: Team effort Anaheim threw everything they had at the Oilers net in the third period, but Fasth proved up to the task, making 34 saves in total to earn his first victory against his old team. “The guys played great in front of me today,” Fasth said. “They cleared a lot of rebounds and blocked a lot of shots. It was a great team effort. Of course it is special to play against them and get the win. I have a lot of friends on that team and played for them for a year.” The Ducks get right back at it on Monday in Vancouver against the Ca-

teammates directed 33 shots at Kings goaltender Connor Goudreau. Blackfalds opened the tournament with a 6-4 loss to the Kings, then bounced back to post 6-2 and 2-1 Pool B wins over the Fort Saskatchewan Hawks and Cold Lake Ice. The Wranglers qualified for Saturday’s semifinals with a 2-1 record, then advanced to the final with a 5-4 overtime victory over the St. Albert Merchants. Dalen Kolybaba notched the overtime winner, while Glasman, Bryce Boguski, Chance Abbott and Robin Carlson scored regulation-time goals for

nucks. Edmonton continues its seasonending four game homestand on Tuesday against the Colorado Avalanche. Notes: It was the fifth and final meeting between the Oilers and Ducks this season. Anaheim had a 3-0-1 record in the series entering the game and had taken 12 of the past 15 encounters in Edmontona The Ducks allowed six first period goals in their three games heading into Edmonton. a With the playoffs looming, the Ducks chose to rest their two oldest players, giving Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu the night off. a Anaheim was without G Frederik Andersen (upper body) and D Cam Fowler (knee). a LW Jesse Joensuu (ankle), LW Ryan Jones (torn PCL), RW Tyler Pitlick (knee), LW Luke Gazdic (shoulder), RW Nail Yakupov (ankle) and D Andrew Ference (chest) missed the game for Edmonton.

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Blackfalds. Glasman, Abbott and Carlson tallied less than three minutes part in the third period to wipe out a 4-1 deficit and force extra time. Thomas Isaman made 40 saves for the winners. Merchants netminder Justin Pawlenchuk stopped 35 shots. Grande Prairie defeated the North Peace Navigators 6-2 in the other semifinal. North Peace downed St. Albert 3-1 in the bronze-medal game. The Wranglers will represent Alberta in the Keystone Cup — the Western Canada championship — April 17-20 at Abbotsford, B.C.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WELLINGTON, New Zealand — World and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams was among the first contingent of New Zealand athletes named Monday to compete at

the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Adams won the women’s shot at the Beijing and London Olympics and has won gold medals at the last four world championships. She is unbeaten in her past 45 major competitions. The Glasgow games will be held from July 23 to August 3.

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Local Sports Dallas 78 38 29 11 87 227 221 Phoenix 78 36 28 14 86 209 221 Nashville 78 35 32 11 81 198 231 Vancouver 78 35 32 11 81 187 210 Winnipeg 79 35 34 10 80 220 232 Calgary 78 33 38 7 73 200 228 Edmonton 79 28 42 9 65 197 261 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division; zclinched conference

WHL Playoffs SECOND ROUND Conference Semifinals (Best-of-7) EASTERN CONFERENCE Edmonton (1) vs. Brandon (7) (Edmonton leads series 2-0) Saturday’s result Edmonton 3 Brandon 0 Thursday’s result Edmonton 5 Brandon 0 Tuesday’s game Edmonton at Brandon, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s game Edmonton at Brandon, 6 p.m. Friday’s game x-Brandon at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Monday, April 14 x-Edmonton at Brandon, 6 p.m.

Saturday’s Games Washington 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, SO Boston 5, Philadelphia 2 Colorado 4, St. Louis 0 Winnipeg 4, Toronto 2 Montreal 5, Detroit 3 Dallas 5, Tampa Bay 2 Ottawa 3, N.Y. Rangers 2 New Jersey 3, Carolina 1 Minnesota 4, Pittsburgh 0 Vancouver 2, Los Angeles 1 Nashville 3, San Jose 0

Medicine Hat (4) vs. Kootenay (6) (Series tied 1-1) Sunday’s result Medicine Hat 5 Kootenay 2 Saturday’s result Kootenay 4 Medicine Hat 2 Wednesday’s game Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Thursday’s game Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Kootenay at Medicine Hat, 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 x-Medicine Hat at Kootenay, 7 p.m.

Blue Jackets 4, Islanders 0 First Period 1. Columbus, Jenner 14 (Letestu, Johansen) 4:26 (pp). 2. Columbus, Johnson 5 (Wisniewski, Dubinsky) 13:10 (pp). Penalties - Sundstrom NYI (high-sticking) 2:56, Hickey NYI (interference) 12:31, Savard Clb (slashing) 18:50. Second Period 3. Columbus, Letestu 9 (Jenner, Frattin) 10:11. 4. Columbus, Murray 4 (Atkinson, Dubinsky) 18:53 (pp). Penalties - Czuczman NYI (hooking) 1:42, Martin NYI (roughing) 18:24, Umberger Clb (roughing) 18:24, Wisniewski Clb (roughing) 18:24, Carkner NYI (roughing) 18:24. Third Period No Scoring. Penalties - Carkner NYI (roughing) 5:46, Calvert Clb (roughing) 5:46, Boll Clb (fighting) 10:46, Carkner NYI (fighting) 10:46, Carkner NYI (misconduct) 10:46, Boll Clb (misconduct) 10:46, Persson NYI (interference) 11:29, Tyutin Clb (interference) 14:19. Shots on goal NY Islanders 10 10 11 - 31 Columbus 13 9 11 - 33 Goal - NY Islanders: Nilsson (L, 6-6-2); Columbus: Bobrovsky (W, 29-20-5). Power plays (goal-chances) - NY Islanders: 0-2; Columbus: 3-6.

Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Colorado 2, SO Chicago 4, St. Louis 2 Florida 3, Dallas 2 Columbus 4, N.Y. Islanders 0 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 2 Edmonton 4, Anaheim 2 Monday’s Games Calgary at New Jersey, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Anaheim at Vancouver, 8 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE Kelowna (1) vs. Seattle (5) (Kelowna leads series 2-0) Saturday’s result Kelowna 6 Kelowna 3 Thursday’s result Kelowna 6 Kelowna 2 Tuesday’s game Kelowna at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday’s game Kelowna at Seattle, 8:05 p.m. Friday, April 11 x-Seattle at Kelowna, 8:05 p.m. Sunday, April 13 x-Kelowna at Seattle, 6:05 p.m.

Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Buffalo, 5 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m. Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m. Phoenix at Columbus, 5 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Florida, 5:30 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Nashville at Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s summaries

Portland (2) vs. Victoria (3) (Portland leads series 2-0) Saturday’s result Portland 6 Victoria 3 Friday’s result Portland 8 Victoria 2 Monday’s game Portland at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Tuesday’s game Portland at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. Thursday’s game x-Victoria at Portland, 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12 x-Portland at Victoria, 8:05 p.m. x — if necessary. Sunday’s summary Tigers 5, Ice 2 First Period 1. Medicine Hat, Owre 1 (Stanton, Vannelli) 2:54. 2. Kootenay, Cable 3 (McPhee, Martin) 6:49. 3. Kootenay, Dirk 4 (Vetterl) 12:14 (short-handedSH). Penalties — Philp Koo (hooking) 8:11, Valiev Koo (high-sticking) 11:55, Cross Koo (interference) 16:31. Second Period 4. Medicine Hat, Valk 5 (unassisted) 5:07. Penalties — Stanton MH (cross-checking) 10:44. Third Period 5. Medicine Hat, Valk 6 (Sanford) 6:14. 6. Medicine Hat, Owre 2 (Becker, Koules) 17:01. 7. Medicine Hat, Cox 5 (Sanford, Valk) 18:10 (-EN). Penalties — None. Shots on goal Kootenay 11 9 4 — 24 Medicine Hat 14 10 13 — 37 Goal — Kootenay: Skapski (L, 0-2-0); Medicine Hat: Langhamer (W, 0-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Kootenay: 0-1; Medicine Hat: 0-3. National Hockey League EASTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts z-Boston 78 53 18 7 113 y-Pittsburgh 79 50 24 5 105 x-Montreal 79 45 27 7 97 N.Y. Rangers 79 43 31 5 91 x-Tampa Bay 78 42 27 9 93 Philadelphia 78 40 29 9 89 Detroit 78 37 27 14 88 Columbus 78 40 31 7 87 New Jersey 78 34 28 16 84 Toronto 79 38 33 8 84 Washington 78 35 30 13 83 Ottawa 78 33 31 14 80 Carolina 78 34 33 11 79 N.Y. Islanders 78 31 36 11 73 Florida 79 28 43 8 64 Buffalo 78 21 48 9 51

GF 251 240 212 212 229 220 211 219 191 229 222 226 196 215 188 150

GA 167 197 199 190 211 220 222 207 200 248 236 261 215 258 258 234

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OT Pts x-St. Louis 78 52 19 7 111 x-Anaheim 78 50 20 8 108 x-Colorado 78 50 21 7 107 x-San Jose 79 49 21 9 107 x-Chicago 79 45 19 15 105 x-Los Angeles 79 45 28 6 96 Minnesota 78 40 26 12 92

GF 245 251 239 239 259 197 195

GA 177 202 209 192 207 166 194

3. Colorado, O’Reilly 28 (McGinn, Mitchell) :18. 4. Colorado, Bordeleau 5 (Barrie, Holden) 16:47. Penalties - Payerl Pgh (high-sticking) 1:32, Landeskog Col (tripping) 12:15. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties - Martin Pgh (delay of game) 4:22. Shootout - Pittsburgh wins 1-0 Pittsburgh : Neal miss, Jokinen goal. Colorado : Barrie miss, O’Reilly miss, Landeskog miss. Shots on goal Pittsburgh 8 14 10 0 - 32 Colorado 15 12 11 3 - 41 Goal - Pittsburgh: Fleury (W, 38-18-4); Colorado: Varlamov (LO, 40-14-6). Power plays (goal-chances) - Pittsburgh: 1-2; Colorado: 0-5.

Oilers 4, Ducks 2 First Period 1. Anaheim, Silfverberg 9 (Cogliano, Rakell) 1:20. Penalties - Gagner Edm (holding) 12:10, Robidas Ana (hooking) 18:44. Second Period 2. Edmonton, Hall 27 (Nugent-Hopkins, Schultz) 6:17 (pp). 3. Edmonton, Perron 27 (Gagner, Larsen) 9:21 (sh). 4. Edmonton, Schultz 11 (Eberle, Hall) 16:38. Penalties - Pinizzotto Edm (fighting) 1:35, Beleskey Ana (fighting) 1:35, Perron Edm (tripping) 1:49, Lovejoy Ana (holding) 4:45, Hendricks Edm (fighting) 6:19, Maroon Ana (fighting) 6:19, Palmieri Ana (stick holding) 7:17, Schultz Edm (tripping) 8:31, Beleskey Ana (misconduct) 13:12, Pinizzotto Edm (misconduct) 13:12, Fraser Edm (fighting) 14:01, Maroon Ana (fighting) 14:01, Perron Edm (interference) 19:56. Third Period 5. Anaheim, Perry 42 (Getzlaf, Lindholm) :25 (pp). 6. Edmonton, Eberle 27 (Hall) 19:46 (en). Penalties - Petry Edm (hooking) 4:57. Shots on goal Anaheim 9 15 12 - 36 Edmonton 7 11 10 - 28 Goal - Anaheim: Hiller (L, 29-13-7); Edmonton: Fasth (W, 5-4-2). Power plays (goal-chances) - Anaheim: 1-5; Edmonton: 1-3. Flyers 5, Sabres 2 First Period 1. Philadelphia, Read 21 (Streit) 13:30. Penalties - Ehrhoff Buf (slashing) 3:33, Rinaldo Pha (goaltender interference) 8:17, Larsson Buf (interference) 18:30, Couturier Pha (interference) 19:50. Second Period 2. Philadelphia, Rinaldo 2 (Read, Streit) 7:40. 3. Philadelphia, Schenn 19 (Streit, Lecavalier) 14:20 (pp). 4. Philadelphia, Lecavalier 19 (Voracek, Mason) 17:58. Penalties - McBain Buf (interference) 10:20, McBain Buf (tripping) 12:57, Rinaldo Pha (charging) 15:16, Rinaldo Pha (tripping) 19:14. Third Period 5. Buffalo, Hodgson 19 (Ehrhoff, Ennis) 7:26 (pp). 6. Philadelphia, Schenn 20 (Simmonds, Timonen) 15:10. 7. Buffalo, Weber 1 (Hodgson, D’Agostini) 17:48. Penalties - Rinaldo Pha (Match) 4:29. Shots on goal Buffalo 5 6 8 - 19 Philadelphia 14 15 8 - 37 Goal - Buffalo: Lieuwen (L, 1-4-0); Philadelphia: Mason (W, 32-18-7). Power plays (goal-chances) - Buffalo: 1-6; Philadelphia: 1-4. Penguins 3, Avalanche 2 (SO) First Period No Scoring. Penalties - Megna Pgh (kneeing) 9:47, Engelland Pgh (delay of game) 18:05. Second Period 1. Pittsburgh, Sutter 12 (Glass, Niskanen) 3:46. 2. Pittsburgh, Sutter 13 (Jokinen, Neal) 7:08 (pp). Penalties - Benoit Col (high-sticking) 6:44, Gibbons Pgh (hooking) 8:55. Third Period

Panthers 3, Stars 2 First Period 1. Dallas, Benn 33 (Seguin, Daley) :45. Penalties - Kulikov Fla (cross-checking) 7:33, Barch Fla (goaltender interference) 16:40, Bergenheim Fla (high-sticking) 18:01. Second Period 2. Dallas, Seguin 36 (Goligoski, Daley) :39 (pp). 3. Florida, Upshall 15 (Gudbranson, Pirri) 8:20. 4. Florida, Pirri 12 (Hayes, Butler) 19:03. Penalties - Upshall Fla (slashing) 3:48, Garbutt Dal (boarding) 16:47. Third Period 5. Florida, Bergenheim 16 (Robak, Gomez) 15:29. Penalties - Luongo Fla (delay of game) 16:17. Shots on goal Dallas 12 9 16 - 37 Florida 6 9 9 - 24 Goal - Dallas: Lehtonen (L, 31-20-10); Florida: Luongo (W, 24-22-7). Power plays (goal-chances) - Dallas: 1-6; Florida: 0-1. Blackhawks 4, Blues 2 First Period 1. St. Louis, Schwartz 24 (Morrow, Pietrangelo) 1:57 (pp). Penalties - Shaw Chi (cross-checking) 1:45, Reaves StL (slashing) 3:11, Backes StL (slashing) 10:14, Sharp Chi (hooking) 17:49, Colaiacovo StL (hooking) 19:52. Second Period 2. Chicago, Morin 3 (Bickell) 8:34. 3. Chicago, Sharp 33 (Morin, Shaw) 19:33. Penalties - Seabrook Chi (interference) 1:13, Bollig Chi (fighting) 8:40, Reaves StL (fighting) 8:40, Keith Chi (hooking) 12:23, Roy StL (diving) 12:23. Third Period 4. Chicago, Kruger 8 (Nordstrom) :56. 5. St. Louis, Sobotka 9 (Backes, Bouwmeester) 17:58. 6. Chicago, Smith 13 (Versteeg) 19:56 (en). Penalties - Polak StL (delay of game) 2:05. Shots on goal St. Louis 3 8 12 - 23 Chicago 11 12 12 - 35 Goal - St. Louis: Elliott (L, 18-6-2); Chicago: Crawford (W, 31-15-10). Power plays (goal-chances) - St. Louis: 1-4; Chicago: 0-4. NHL Scoring Leaders G 36 31 37 35 25 41 39 32 15 49 32 26 11 23 20 23 29 27 28

Sidney Crosby, Pgh Ryan Getzlaf, Ana Phil Kessel, Tor Tyler Seguin, Dal Claude Giroux, Pha Corey Perry, Ana Joe Pavelski, SJ Patrick Sharp, Chi Nicklas Backstrom, Wash Alex Ovechkin, Wash Jamie Benn, Dal Taylor Hall, Edm Joe Thornton, SJ Evgeni Malkin, Pgh Erik Karlsson, Ott Matt Duchene, Col Patrick Kane, Chi Kyle Okposo, NYI Jonathan Toews, Chi

A 66 53 43 45 54 37 37 43 60 25 42 48 63 49 51 47 40 42 40

Pts 102 84 80 80 79 78 76 75 75 74 74 74 74 72 71 70 69 69 68

Baseball Tampa Bay New York Toronto Baltimore Boston

American League East Division W L Pct 4 3 .571 3 3 .500 3 4 .429 2 4 .333 2 4 .333

GB — 1/2 1 1 1/2 1 1/2

Detroit Chicago Cleveland Minnesota Kansas City

Central Division W L Pct 4 1 .800 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 2 3 .400

GB — 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 2

Seattle Houston Texas Oakland Los Angeles

West Division W L Pct 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 2 4 .333

GB — 1 1 1 2

Saturday’s Games Minnesota 7, Cleveland 3 Toronto 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 Detroit 7, Baltimore 6 Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 3 Seattle 3, Oakland 1 L.A. Angels 5, Houston 1 Milwaukee 7, Boston 6, 11 innings Tampa Bay 5, Texas 4 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 10, Cleveland 7 N.Y. Yankees 6, Toronto 4 Baltimore 3, Detroit 1 Milwaukee 4, Boston 0 Texas 3, Tampa Bay 0 Chicago White Sox 5, Kansas City 1 Houston 7, L.A. Angels 4 Seattle 3, Oakland 6

Monday’s Games Baltimore (Jimenez 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 0-1), 11:05 a.m. L.A. Angels (C.Wilson 0-1) at Houston (Cosart 1-0), 12:10 p.m. Oakland (Kazmir 1-0) at Minnesota (Correia 0-0), 2:10 p.m. San Diego (Erlin 0-0) at Cleveland (Kluber 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Texas (Scheppers 0-0) at Boston (Lackey 1-0), 5:10 p.m. Tampa Bay (Moore 0-1) at Kansas City (Vargas 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-0) at Colorado (Lyles 1-0), 6:40 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 11:05 a.m. Texas at Boston, 4:10 p.m. San Diego at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. Houston at Toronto, 5:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City, 6:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Seattle, 8:10 p.m.

Miami Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York

National League East Division W L Pct 5 2 .714 4 2 .667 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 2 4 .333

GB — 1/2 1/2 1 1/2 2 1/2

Milwaukee Pittsburgh St. Louis Chicago Cincinnati

Central Division W L Pct 4 2 .667 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 2 4 .333 2 4 .333

GB — — 1 2 2

West Division W L Pct

GB

San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado San Diego Arizona

5 5 3 2 2

2 3 4 4 7

.714 .632 .429 .333 .222

— 1/2 2 1/2 3 4 1/2

Saturday’s Games N.Y. Mets 6, Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia 2, Chicago Cubs 0 San Francisco 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 Atlanta 6, Washington 2 St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 1 Milwaukee 7, Boston 6, 11 innings Miami 5, San Diego 0 Colorado 9, Arizona 4 Sunday’s Games Cincinnati 2, N.Y. Mets 1 San Diego 4, Miami 2 Washington 2, Atlanta 1 Milwaukee 4, Boston 0 Pittsburgh 2, St. Louis 1 Chicago Cubs 8, Philadelphia 3 Arizona 5, Colorado 3 San Francisco 2, L.A. Dodgers 6 Monday’s Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, ppd., rain Cincinnati (Cingrani 0-0) at St. Louis (Wacha 0-0), 2:15 p.m. San Diego (Erlin 0-0) at Cleveland (Kluber 0-1), 5:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Paulino 0-0) at Colorado (Lyles 1-0), 6:40 p.m. Tuesday’s Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 2:05 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 2:35 p.m. Miami at Washington, 5:05 p.m. San Diego at Cleveland, 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Atlanta, 5:10 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at St. Louis, 6:15 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Colorado, 6:40 p.m. Detroit at L.A. Dodgers, 8:10 p.m.

Transactions Saturday’s Sports Transactions THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BASEBALL American League HOUSTON ASTROS — Signed 1B Lance Berkman and RHP Roy Oswalt to one-day contracts and announced their retirements. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Selected the contract of RHP Aaron Brooks from Omaha (PCL). Designated INF Pedro Ciriaco for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEES — Placed 1B Mark Teixeira on the 15-day DL. Recalled C Austin Romine from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). SEATTLE MARINERS — Sent RHP Taijuan Walker to High Desert (Cal) for a rehab assignment. TAMPA BAY RAYS — Optioned INF Vince Belnome to Durham (IL). Reinstated OF Sean Rodriguez from paternity leave. Sent RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo to Durham for a rehab assignment. Agreed to terms with SS Yunel Escobar on a three-year contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Selected the contract of RHP Nick Martinez from Frisco (TL). Optioned RHP Daniel McCutchen to Frisco. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Designated RHP Jeremy Jeffress for assignment. Recalled RHP Chad Jenkins from Buffalo (IL). Selected the contract of RHP Marcus Walden from Buffalo (IL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Transferred LHP Patrick Corbin to the 60-day DL. Claimed OF Roger Kieschnick off waivers from San Francisco and optioned him to Reno (PCL). CINCINNATI REDS — Sent RHP Jonathan

Broxton to Pensacola (SL) for a rehab assignment. LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Sent RHP Josh Beckett to Rancho Cucamonga (Cal) for a rehab assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle on three-year contract extensions through the 2017 season. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Sent LHP Jeremy Affeldt to Fresno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. HOCKEY National Hockey League DETROIT RED WINGS — Signed C Luke Glendening to a three-year contract extension. FLORIDA PANTHERS — Reassigned G Scott Clemmensen to San Antonio (AHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled D Andrew Campbell from Manchester (AHL). NEW YORK ISLANDERS — Returned F Johan Sundstrom to Bridgeport (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES — Recalled G Niklas Lundstrom from AIK (Swedish Hockey League). American Hockey League MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Recalled G Mathias Niederberger from Ontario (ECHL). SYRACUSE CRUNCH — Assigned F Maxime Langelier-Parent to Florida (ECHL). ECHL ELMIRA JACKALS — Signed F Taylor Law to an amateur tryout agreement. SOUTH CAROLINA STINGRAYS — Signed F David Gerths. STOCKTON THUNDER — Released D Michal Spacek. Claimed D Scott Langdon off waivers from

South Carolina. WHEELING NAILERS — Signed D Alex Boak. Sunday’s Sports Transactions HOCKEY National Hockey League DALLAS STARS — Reassigned F Chris Mueller to Texas (AHL). MONTREAL CANADIENS — Reassigned F Stefan Fournier from Hamilton (AHL) to Wheeling (ECHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed F Henri Ikonen to an amateur tryout contract and assigned him to Syracuse (AHL). American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Iowa LW Curt Gogol one game. HAMILTON BULLDOGS — Signed D Jonathan Narbonne. MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Assigned D Alex Roach and F Linden Vey to Ontario (ECHL). OKLAHOMA CITY BARONS — Assigned F Greg Miller to Bakersfield (ECHL). SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE — Assigned G Rob Madore to Cincinnati (ECHL). ECHL ECHL — Fined Bakersfield F Michael Neal an undisclosed amount. BAKERSFIELD CONDORS — Released D Ian Barteaux and F Brett Beebe. FORT WAYNE KOMETS — Released F Mitch Bruijsten and D Nathan Martine. ONTARIO REIGN — Released D Dennis Brown from an amateur tryout agreement.

Thursday ● Women’s hockey: Western Shield hosted by Red Deer Bandits; games at 2, 4, 4:30, 6:30 and 7 p.m., Kinsmen Arenas.

hosted by Red Deer Bandits; games at 9, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m., noon, 2, 2:30, 4:30 and 5 p.m., Kinsmen Arenas. ● Boxing: Provincial championship at Westerner Harvest Centre.

Friday ● Women’s hockey: Western Shield hosted by Red Deer Bandits; games at 10 and 10:30 a.m., 12:20, 1, 3, 3:30, 5:30 and 7 p.m., Kinsmen Arenas.

Saturday ● Women’s hockey: Western Shield

Sunday ● Women’s hockey: Western Shield hosted by Red Deer Bandits; games at10 and 10:30 a.m., (A & B bronzemedal games), 1 and 1:30 p.m. (A and B championship games), Kinsmen Arenas. ● Boxing: Provincial championship at Westerner Harvest Centre.

Basketball National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB x-Toronto 45 32 .584 x-Brooklyn 42 34 .553 2 1/2 New York 33 45 .423 12 1/2 Boston 23 54 .299 22 Philadelphia 17 60 .221 28

y-Miami x-Washington x-Charlotte Atlanta Orlando

y-Indiana x-Chicago Cleveland Detroit Milwaukee

Southeast Division W L Pct 53 23 .697 40 37 .519 39 38 .506 34 42 .447 22 55 .286

GB 13 1/2 14 1/2 19 31 1/2

Central Division W L Pct 53 25 .679 45 32 .584 31 47 .397 28 49 .364 14 63 .182

GB 7 1/2 22 24 1/2 38 1/2

WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct y-San Antonio 60 17 .779 x-Houston 51 25 .671 Dallas 47 31 .603 Memphis 45 32 .584 New Orleans 32 45 .416

GB 8 1/2 13 1/2 15 28

Northwest Division W L Pct y-Oklahoma City 55 21 .724 Portland 50 28 .641 Minnesota 38 38 .500 Denver 33 44 .429

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Pacific Division W L Pct GB y-L.A. Clippers 55 23 .705 Golden State 48 29 .623 6 1/2 Phoenix 46 31 .597 8 1/2 Sacramento 27 50 .351 27 1/2 L.A. Lakers 25 52 .325 29 1/2 x-clinched playoff spot; y-clinched division Saturday’s Games Orlando 100, Minnesota 92 Chicago 96, Washington 78 Brooklyn 105, Philadelphia 101 Charlotte 96, Cleveland 94, OT Detroit 115, Boston 111 Toronto 102, Milwaukee 98 Sunday’s Games Miami 102, New York 91 L.A. Clippers 120, L.A. Lakers 97 Dallas 93, Sacramento 91 Atlanta 107, Indiana 88 Houston 130, Denver 125, OT San Antonio 112, Memphis 92 Phoenix 122, Oklahoma City 115 Golden State 130, Utah 102 Portland 100, New Orleans 94 Monday’s Games No games scheduled Tuesday’s Games Detroit at Atlanta, 5:30 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Miami, 6 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 8 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

Golf Shell Houston Open Sunday At The Golf Club of Houston Humble, Texas Purse: $6.4 million Yardage: 7,441; Par: 72 Final (x-won on first playoff hole) x-Matt Jones, $1,152,000 Matt Kuchar, $691,200 Sergio Garcia, $435,200 Cameron Tringale, $307,200 Shawn Stefani, $256,000 Rickie Fowler, $230,400 Brice Garnett, $186,240 Retief Goosen, $186,240 Russell Henley, $186,240 Rory McIlroy, $186,240 Ryan Palmer, $186,240 Erik Compton, $125,440 Ben Curtis, $125,440 J.B. Holmes, $125,440 Phil Mickelson, $125,440 Chris Stroud, $125,440 Martin Flores, $99,200 Lee Westwood, $99,200 Jonathan Byrd, $77,568 Graham DeLaet, $77,568 Jason Gore, $77,568 Freddie Jacobson, $77,568 Charl Schwartzel, $77,568 Luke Donald, $50,651 Michael Putnam, $50,651 Jim Renner, $50,651 Steve Stricker, $50,651 Nicholas Thompson, $50,651 Jimmy Walker, $50,651 Andres Romero, $50,651 Kevin Chappell, $37,952 Jon Curran, $37,952 Ryo Ishikawa, $37,952 Hunter Mahan, $37,952 Carl Pettersson, $37,952 James Hahn, $32,960 Brendon de Jonge, $28,160 Bill Haas, $28,160 Charley Hoffman, $28,160 John Huh, $28,160 Jeff Overton, $28,160 David Toms, $28,160 Ricky Barnes, $18,374 Keegan Bradley, $18,374 Angel Cabrera, $18,374 Ben Crane, $18,374 Brian Gay, $18,374 Justin Hicks, $18,374 Jeff Maggert, $18,374 Brendon Todd, $18,374 Camilo Villegas, $18,374 Ernie Els, $18,374 Hudson Swafford, $18,374 John Mallinger, $14,656 John Merrick, $14,656 Kyle Stanley, $14,656 Henrik Stenson, $14,656 Stewart Cink, $14,208 Harrison Frazar, $14,208 Brian Harman, $14,208 Robert Garrigus, $13,760 Davis Love III, $13,760 Webb Simpson, $13,760 Michael Thompson, $13,760 Chris Kirk, $13,312 Justin Leonard, $13,312 John Rollins, $13,312 Kevin Kisner, $13,056 Greg Chalmers, $12,864 Tommy Gainey, $12,864 Ty.Van Aswegen, $12,672 J.J. Henry, $12,480 Jhonnattan Vegas, $12,480 Stephen Ames, $12,224 Bubba Dickerson, $12,224

Roberto Castro, $12,032

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LPGA-Kraft Nabisco Championship RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Final results Sunday from the Kraft Nabisco Championship, a $2 million US LPGA Tour event at the 6,738-yard, par-72 Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club: (a-amateur) Lexi Thompson, $300,000 73-64-69-68 — 274 Michelle Wie, $187,584 67-71-68-71 — 277 Stacy Lewis, $136,079 73-70-69-69 — 281 Cristie Kerr, $94,998 69-70-71-72 — 282 Se Ri Pak, $94,998 67-70-71-74 — 282 Shanshan Feng, $69,323 66-73-72-72 — 283 Azahara Munoz, $51,522 72-70-70-72 — 284 Angela Stanford, $51,522 74-69-69-72 — 284 Charley Hull, $51,522 73-69-66-76 — 284 Amy Yang, $41,594 68-73-71-73 — 285 Caroline Masson, $33,911 73-72-72-69 — 286 Morgan Pressel, $33,911 70-70-75-71 — 286 Karrie Webb, $33,911 73-70-70-73 — 286 Gerina Piller, $33,911 77-65-70-74 — 286 Catriona Matthew, $33,911 72-68-70-76 — 286 Mi Hyang Lee, $24,289 72-72-72-71 — 287 Na Yeon Choi, $24,289 72-71-72-72 — 287 Tiffany Joh, $24,289 70-75-70-72 — 287 Christina Kim, $24,289 74-69-72-72 — 287 Anna Nordqvist, $24,289 71-69-74-73 — 287 Jee Young Lee, $24,289 71-75-67-74 — 287 Jiyai Shin, $24,289 69-73-70-75 — 287 Chella Choi, $24,289 70-72-69-76 — 287 Jessica Korda, $20,335 73-73-71-71 — 288 x-Minjee Lee 75-68-73-72 — 288 x-Brooke M. Henderson 77-68-70-74 — 289 Hee Young Park, $19,257 72-72-71-74 — 289 Mirim Lee, $19,257 71-72-70-76 — 289 x-Alison Lee 75-74-70-71 — 290 Giulia Sergas, $17,125 73-74-72-71 — 290 Eun-Hee Ji, $17,125 74-73-69-74 — 290 Lydia Ko, $17,125 73-70-73-74 — 290 Mo Martin, $17,125 73-68-74-75 — 290 Paula Creamer, $14,583 72-74-74-71 — 291 Sandra Gal, $14,583 72-70-77-72 — 291 Mariajo Uribe, $14,583 72-72-74-73 — 291 Pernilla Lindberg, $14,583 73-74-69-75 — 291 Inbee Park, $13,146 74-70-73-75 — 292 Jodi Ewart Shadoff, $11,180 76-70-73-74 — 293 I.K. Kim, $11,180 74-73-72-74 — 293 Jenny Shin, $11,180 74-73-70-76 — 293 Th. Suwannapura, $11,180 73-72-72-76 — 293 Alison Walshe, $11,180 73-74-70-76 — 293 P.K. Kongkraphan, $11,180 74-74-68-77 — 293 Pornanong Phatlum, $11,180 71-73-72-77 — 293 Karine Icher, $8,909 75-72-72-75 — 294 Jimin Kang, $8,909 76-69-74-75 — 294 x-Lilia Vu 73-73-73-75 — 294 Ilhee Lee, $8,909 78-69-70-77 — 294 So Yeon Ryu, $8,909 70-72-75-77 — 294 x-Su-Hyun Oh 74-74-73-74 — 295 Nicole Castral, $7,805e 71-73-74-77 — 295 Austin Ernst, $7,805 71-74-72-78 — 295 Haeji Kang, $7,805 70-74-71-80 — 295 Christel Boeljon, $6,881 73-72-78-73 — 296 Meena Lee, $6,881 74-74-75-73 — 296 Ha Na Jang, $6,881 73-73-71-79 — 296 Sun Young Yoo, $6,881 74-72-71-79 — 296 Brittany Lincicome, $6,265 77-72-76-72 — 297 Sakura Yokomine, $6,265 75-70-77-75 — 297 Danielle Kang, $5,751 76-73-73-76 — 298 Carlota Ciganda, $5,751 73-69-79-77 — 298 Sei Young Kim, $5,751 75-70-76-77 — 298 Haru Nomura, $5,170 75-72-75-77 — 299 Caroline Hedwall, $5,170 71-74-76-78 — 299 Juli Inkster, $5,170 76-70-73-80 — 299 Mina Harigae, $4,775 76-72-77-75 — 300 Ai Miyazato, $4,775 77-71-76-76 — 300 Hee-Won Han, $4,775 75-73-75-77 — 300 Jennifer Rosales, $4,775 69-74-76-81 — 300 Dewi Claire Schreefel, $4,468 75-74-75-77 — 301 Candie Kung, $4,468 74-70-76-81 — 301 x-Angel Yin 68-79-75-80 — 302

Soccer NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Columbus 3 1 0 9 7 Toronto FC 3 1 0 9 5 Sporting KC 2 1 2 8 5 Houston 2 2 0 6 7 Philadelphia 1 1 3 6 6 D.C. 1 2 1 4 4 New England 1 3 1 4 2 Chicago 0 1 4 4 8 New York 0 1 4 4 6 Montreal 0 3 2 2 5

GA 4 4 4 6 6 6 8 9 9 9

Saturday’s Games Portland 4, Seattle FC 4, tie Montreal 2, New York 2, tie Chicago 2, Philadelphia 2, tie Toronto FC 2, Columbus 0 Colorado 2, Vancouver 1 D.C. United 2, New England 0 FC Dallas 4, Houston 1 Sporting Kansas City 0, Real Salt Lake 0, tie Sunday’s Games Los Angeles 3, Chivas USA 0

WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF FC Dallas 4 0 1 13 13 Real Salt Lake 2 0 3 9 8 Vancouver 2 1 2 8 8 Colorado 2 1 1 7 7 Seattle 2 2 1 7 9 Chivas USA 1 2 2 5 6 Los Angeles 1 1 1 4 4 Portland 0 2 3 3 7 San Jose 0 2 1 1 4

GA 6 4 5 5 8 10 2 10 6

Saturday, April 12 Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Colorado at Toronto FC, 2 p.m. Chicago at Montreal, 2 p.m. Houston at New England, 3 p.m. New York at D.C. United, 5 p.m. Seattle FC at FC Dallas, 6:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Portland, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13 Columbus at San Jose, 1 p.m.

Lacrosse National Lacrosse League East Division GP W L Pct. GF x-Rochester 15 11 4 .733 176 x-Buffalo 14 8 6 .571 154 Toronto 15 6 9 .400 188 Philadelphia 15 5 10 .333 166 Minnesota 14 3 11 .214 138 West Division GP W L Pct. x-Edmonton 14 14 0 1.000 x-Calgary 15 10 5 .667 Colorado 15 5 10 .333 Vancouver 14 4 10 .286 x — clinched playoff berth.

GF 174 198 160 150

GA GB 142 — 153 2 1/2 189 5 184 6 169 8 GA GB 117 — 179 4 1/2 196 9 1/2 174 10

Saturday’s results Calgary 16 Buffalo 13 Edmonton 12 Colorado 11 Toronto 17 Vancouver 9 Rochester 12 Minnesota 9 Friday’s results Calgary 13 Philadelphia 9 Rochester 15 Minnesota 14 (OT) Friday, April 11 Edmonton at Colorado, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 12 Philadelphia at Toronto, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Rochester, 5:30 p.m. Buffalo at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Calgary, 7 p.m.


B4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, April 7, 2014

Kings not listening to the hype BASKETBALL TEAM FEELS THEY CAN CHALLENGE FOR LEAGUE TITLE NEXT SEASON DESPITE LOSS OF MAJOR PLAYERS BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF

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Cody Pinder, from the Bahamas, hangs on to the ball while Clay Crellin defends during the RDC Kings ID Camp at RDC on Sunday.

There’s been a lot of talk around the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference lately that the two-time league champion RDC Kings basketball squad, who finished second at the nationals, will be a shadow of themselves next season. The loss of three fifth-year starters — Lloyd Strickland, Jacob Cusumano and Rob Pierce — plus at least three others — Ashaunti Hogan, Sam Lolik and Taner Parrington — will definitely leave several holes to fill. Hogan will attend Lakehead University while Parrington is going to Mount Royal University. There’s also a possibility Clay Crellin may play pro in Europe next season. But Kings head coach Clayton Pottinger isn’t about to throw in the towel. “We’ll have several guys back and with the guys coming in I believe we’ll challenge for the league title again,” he said following the team’s ID camp at RDC Sunday. It was a busy weekend as the Queens also held their ID camp Saturday. Matt Johnson and JP Leblanc will return for the Kings at guard, plus Henry Bankazo, who played with Medicine Hat College prior to Christmas last year, is also on hand. Brian Prenoslo will return up front along with Dallas Hancox and Jordan Britton, who was a red shirt last season, while Mari Peoples-Wong can play either guard or wing. US import six-foot-eight Craig Johnson was also at camp, and there’s a possibility he may return, says Pottinger, who liked what he saw from several of the newcomers on hand. Guard Brayden Daniels played last year with St. Mary’s University of Calgary while Cody Pinder of Nassau, Bahamas can play either the wing or small forward. Guard Brandt Seibel of Ponoka also caught the veteran coach’s eye along with Matthew Cunning of Carstairs. “There were several other Central Alberta kids that looked good,” he said. “Overall it was a good camp.” Pottinger hopes to have his team basically selected by early May, but knows that may be tough.

“If it’s like other years it will be into July before everything falls into place,” he said. “There were several guys we’re definitely interested in who couldn’t make it this weekend. Both the University of Calgary and Alberta had camps as well as other colleges. “I know there’s some players we’ll be talking to and looking at from those camps.” Meanwhile the Queens could have nine players returning, including fifthyear forward Jessica Foley. Guard Dedra Janvier and forward Kaitlin Bracko will be back for a third year while the status of Desirea Paterson is up in the air, along with Paola Viveros. Second-year guards Manesha Sidhu and Gillian Griffins will return along with red shirts Janelle Kakakaway and Madeline Klootwyk, who is also coming off an injury. Several others also caught the attention of Queens head coach Mike Woollard. Aneca Fretts, who played with Mount Royal University, is expected to add depth and experience up front. Woollard was also looking to add depth at guard and several rookies — Morgan Dool of Ponoka, Brenna Seymour of Meadow Lake, Sask., Kennedy Burgess of Okotoks and Sydney Daines of Innisfail — will do just that. As well, Emma Reinhart of Beiseker, caught the coach’s eye. “We’ll be stronger at guard which is something we needed,” said Woollard, who will also continue to bring in players over the next couple of weeks. “We have a couple of bigger girls coming in this week as some players couldn’t make it to the camp,” he said. “Overall I’m happy with what I saw. We should have a strong nucleus and we’ll definitely add players, who can play in the league.” There were also several Grade 10 and 11 students on hand and Nicole Fischer of Hunting Hills, who is going into Grade 12, was one of the more impressive. Woollard would like to have his roster set in early May, but like Pottinger, realizes that may not happen. “I would like to, but there’s a couple of American camps and a camp in Germany, so you never know who we may be available,” he said. drode@reddeeradvocate.com

Canada falls short of medal at world championships CURLING BY AL CAMERON SPECIAL TO THE ADVOCATE BEIJING — Team Canada has fallen short in its bid for a medal at the 2014 World Men’s Curling Championship, presented by Ford of Canada. Kevin Koe’s Canadian team from Calgary — third Pat Simmons, second Carter Rycroft, lead Nolan Thiessen, alternate Jamie King, team coach John Dunn, national coach Rick Lang — bowed 7-5 to Switzerland’s Peter de Cruz on Sunday at Capital Gymnasium in the bronze-medal game. The Swiss stole single points in the first two ends, and padded their lead with deuces in the sixth and ninth ends en route to the victory. “We definitely didn’t want to lose that game,” said Thiessen. “But after yesterday, it was tough to get fired up. But no excuses. They played better than us.” Team Canada had two chances on Saturday to reach Sunday’s gold-medal game, but fell short to Norway’s Thomas Ulsrud in the Page playoff 1-2 game, and then to Sweden’s Oskar Eriksson in the semifinal. Norway will play Sweden for the gold medal at 3 a.m. Eastern on TSN. “I thought we played well in the one-two game and the semi,” sad Koe. “We were very close. But in games like that where the other teams are playing

U15 Kings win silver in Grande Prairie GRANDE PRAIRIE — The Central Alberta Kings U15 Volleyball Club placed second in the third provincial premier tournament of the season. The Kings dropped a 16-25, 24-26 decision to top-ranked Calgary Canucks Black in the final. They will now compete in the provincials, May 3-4 in Calgary.

Trio of Red Deer gymnasts win medals at zones CALGARY — Three Red Deer Rhythmic Gymnastics athletes snared medals in the South zones meet Saturday. Kenyn McDougall won

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Canada’s Carter Rycroft, center, and Nolan Thiessen, left, sweep the path for the stone released by teammate Kevin Koe during their bronze medal match against Switzerland at the World Men’s Curling Championship at the Capital Gymnasium in Beijing, China Sunday, April 6, 2014. Switzerland defeated Canada 7-5. get up to play their best game against Canada, no matter who it is, and they usually do play their best.” Koe said he was proud of the way the team performed in Beijing. “That’s the way we’ve always done things,” he said. “Some people might

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Valk scores two as Medicine Hat downs Kootenay to even series BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MEDICINE HAT — Curtis Valk scored two goals and assisted on one more as the Medicine Hat Tigers downed the Kootenay Ice 5-2 on Sunday to even

not like our style or our game. But we fight. It’s not always the prettiest, but we get things done. I’m proud of the guys. We had a great run. World championship, two Brier titles, a Brier final — obviously this was very disappointing, but it’s been a great team.”

their Western Hockey League second-round playoff series at a game apiece. Steven Owre also scored twice for Medicine Hat, and Trevor Cox added an empty-net goal at 18:10 of the third period. Jagger Dirk and Levi Cable scored for the Ice, who were outshot 37-24. Tigers goaltender Marek Langhammer made 22 saves for the win. Kootenay’s Mackenzie Skapski stopped 32 shots in the losing effort.

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a gold medal in Level 6A and Sienna Trautman, the Red Deer club’s most senior gymnast, won the all-around gold in Level B. Meanwhile, Madison Martin earned a silver medal in Level A. It was the first provincial steam competition for all three athletes, who advanced to the provincial championship to be held at Red Deer College June 14-15.

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well, you have to make the last shot of the end sometimes and we let our chances slip away.” That, suggested Lang, is the nature of the World Men’s Championship, and added there’s no reason to push any panic buttons, considering Canada has finished in the top six at every international curling event this season — a feat no other country can claim. That total includes two Olympic gold medals (skips Brad Jacobs and Jennifer Jones), a Paralympic gold (Jim Armstrong), gold at the World Junior Women’s (Kelsey Rocque), a World Women’s silver medal (Rachel Homan) and a men’s Winter Universiade bronze medal (Brendan Bottcher). “Twenty-four hours ago, we were within a shot or two of being in the final here,” said Lang. “And then we have a bad 24 hours and that chat starts. But we had a great team here. They didn’t play like themselves the last couple days, but they were worthy Brier champions. We sent a great team here. They just didn’t have a good day, and that can happen to anybody. The level of competition here is strong and getting stronger. We just have to answer the bell, that’s all.” “For sure, it’s tough,” added Koe. “The world championship isn’t the way it used to be; I think most people who play in them will tell you every game is tough. There are a lot of good teams, they’re out playing the Slams. They


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Jones chips in to get win AUSTRALIAN GETS FIRST WIN AND BERTH IN MASTERS AFTER 42-YARD HOLE-OUT ON FIRST PLAYOFF HOLE AT SHELL HOUSTON OPEN BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HUMBLE, Texas — Matt Jones told his caddy he was about to make a 42-yard chip-in on the first playoff hole at the Houston Open. The Australian did just that on Sunday, earning his first PGA Tour win in spectacular fashion — and changing his immediate travel plans in the process. Jones, who began the day six shots off the lead, shot a final-round 66 and ended the tournament 15 under to earn his first trip to the Masters with the dramatic win over Matt Kuchar. He earned nearly $1.2 million for the win, also making amends for a disastrous missed putt last September that appeared destined to keep him from playing at Augusta National. Destiny, however, had other plans for the 33-year-old who played collegiately at Arizona State. “Going to Augusta is amazing,” Jones said. “The win means everything to me right now because that’s what we play for is to win. To have Augusta as a reward for that win is amazing.” In September, Jones lipped out an 8-foot birdie putt on the last hole of the BMW Championship — a putt that would have earned him a trip to next week’s Masters by sending him to the Tour Championship. Graham DeLaet of Weyburn, Sask., was the top Canadian. He shot a final round of 2-under 70 to finish the tournament tied for 19th at 5 under. Calgary’s Stephen Ames was the only other Canadian to make the cut. He shot 4-over 76 Sunday and finished tied for 74th. After briefly tying Kuchar in the middle of the round on Sunday, Jones’ chances at redemption for last year appeared finished after he bogeyed the next-to-last hole in regulation. The setback left Jones at 14 under, two shots back of Kuchar. However, Jones — in the first of his two memorable moments on the 18th — rolled in a 46-foot putt for birdie. That pulled the Australian within one shot of Kuchar, who was watching his closest challenger from the tee. “I was going to three-putt before I left it short,” Jones said. “I didn’t care about finishing second or third or fourth; it didn’t matter. I was only trying to get the win.” Kuchar went on to bogey the final hole of regulation after sending his

second shot into the water. That set the stage for the playoff in the soggy conditions at the Golf Club of Houston. Jones sent his tee shot on the first hole of the playoff into the right fairway bunker. He then landed just short of the greenside bunker with his second shot, while Kuchar found the bunker from the fairway. It was the second straight miss of the 18th green from the fairway for Kuchar, who sent his fairway metal on the 72nd hole into the water before recovering to make bogey and reach the playoff. Jones didn’t leave Kuchar any room for error in the playoff, sending his chip over the greenside bunker and watching as it rolled in — causing a roar from the gallery and leaving Jones standing with his arm raised in celebration. “I walked up there and told my caddy I was going to chip it in,” Jones said. “... You don’t know if it’s going to lip out, low or high, but when I saw it disappear it’s probably the happiest I’ve been on the golf course.” Jones is the second straight Australian to win on the PGA Tour, following Steven Bowditch’s win at the Texas Open last week. It was in San Antonio that Kuchar struggled to a final-round 75 while playing in the final pairing with Bowditch. The American began Sunday with a four-shot lead over Sergio Garcia and Cameron Tringale, but he bogeyed the first hole on his way to a disappointing even-par 72 and bitter ending. Kuchar had a chance to match Jones’ chip-in, but his bunker shot came up short. “Certainly fantastic stuff (by Jones) to birdie 18 twice,” Kuchar said. “That’s probably the hardest hole on the golf course, and for him to put two 3s is pretty impressive stuff.” Golfers were sent off in threesomes early Sunday morning for the second day in a row because of the threat of strong storms in the Houston area. The rain, heavy at times, began early during the final pairing’s round, but the pros finished without any delays. The playoff opening was all that was need for Jones, whose previous best finish on the PGA Tour was a tie for second at last year’s Greenbrier Classic. It also resulted in an unexpected visit to next week’s Masters, a tournament Jones said he wouldn’t visit un-

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Matt Jones celebrates after chipping in for birdie on a playoff hole against Matt Kuchar to win the Houston Open golf tournament on Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Humble, Texas. less he earned his way there. “I was going home to play with my 2-year-old and 3-week-old,” Jones said. “So, bit of a change now that I think they’ll be on a plane to Augusta as well. We’ve got to find a house.” Garcia finished in third at 13 under, while Tringale was fourth at 12 under. Rory McIlroy matched the low round

of the tournament with a 7-under 65 on Sunday, finishing tied for seventh at 8 under overall. Phil Mickelson, who won the tournament in 2011, was 1 under on Sunday and finished 7 under overall in a tie for 12th — a week after he was forced to withdraw from the Texas Open because of a muscle pull in his right side.

Thompson tops Wie for first major win LPGA BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Lexi Thompson left Michelle Wie behind Sunday — off the tee and on the leaderboard in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. The 19-year-old Thompson beat Wie into Poppie’s Pond, too, capping the breakthrough major victory with the traditional victory leap into the water near the 18th green. “It’s just a dream come true,” Thompson said. Thompson closed with a bogey-free 4-under 68 for a three-stroke victory. She birdied four of the first nine holes to open a five-stroke lead and parred the final nine. “This is what I’ve worked so hard for,” Thompson said. “This was one of my goals coming into the year, to win a major. I’ve always seen myself winning a Kraft Nabisco. It’s such a huge honour with all the history behind the tournament.” Wie was second, birdieing the final hole for a 71. She used her driver only four times, choosing to hit fairwaymetal stingers on the other 10 driving holes — leaving her as much as 60 yards behind Thompson. When both hit 3-woods, Thompson also had the advantage.

Brooke Henderson of Smiths Falls, Ont., shot a 74 and finished in a tie for 26th. “I stuck with my game plan and I think it was the right play,” Wie said. “Who knows? In hindsight you would do something here or do something there, make a putt there. That’s the way golf is. I just couldn’t get anything going today.” Thompson became the second-youngest major winner in LPGA Tour history at 19 years, 1 month, 27 days. Morgan Pressel set the record in her 2007 victory at Mission Hills at 18 years, 10 months, 9 days. Thompson finished at 14-under 274 for her fourth LPGA Tour victory. She opened with a 73, shot a tournament-best 64 on Friday and had a 69 on Saturday to tie for the lead with Wie at 10 under. The 6-foot Florida player had only one bogey — when she missed a 3-footer on the par-5 18th Saturday — in her last 55 holes. “You have to hit it in the fairway and, if you miss it, just miss it small,” Thompson said. “I think just staying into it mentally. When I had a bad hole, I’d just fight right back. Or if I hit a bad shot, just know that I can get it up-and-down or get it on the green.” Thompson won the 2011 Navistar LPGA in Alabama at 16 to become the youngest

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Lexi Thompson celebrates after winning the Kraft Nabisco Championship golf tournament Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. winner in tour history, a mark broken by Lydia Ko in the 2012 Canadian Women’s Open. Last year, Thompson won the LPGA Malaysia and Lorena Ochoa Invitational. The 24-year-old Wie made her 12th start in the event. She was ninth in 2003 at age 13, fourth the following year and tied for third at 16 in 2006. She also was sixth in 2011. “I thought I played OK,” Wie said. “I think it just got to a point where I just tried

to force it. I think I needed to really come back with a lot of birdies and I think it got to a point where I just tried too hard. But I’m just proud of myself for how the week went.” Wie has two tour victories, winning the 2009 Lorena Ochoa Invitational and 2010 Canadian Women’s Open. She has been in the top 16 in all six of her starts this season. Thompson hammered a drive 40 yards past Wie’s 3-wood on the par-4 opening

hole and took the lead with a 15-foot birdie putt. Wie pulled even with a birdie on the par-5 second, chipping to 1 ½ feet after leaving her second shot just short of the green. Wie bogeyed the par-4 third, missing from 6 feet after a short chip. Thompson birdied Nos. 4 and 5. She hit a 3-wood 30 yards past Wie’s 3-wood and made a 12-foot putt on the par4 fourth, and holed a 5-footer on the par-3 fifth. Thompson picked up another stroke on the par-3 eighth when Wie missed a 2-foot par putt, and pushed her lead to five with an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 ninth. Wie birdied the first two holes where she used her driver, hitting it past Thompson on the par-5 second and 11th. Wie also hit driver on the par4 13th, setting up a wedge that she hit to 4 feet. But she left the birdie putt short to remain four strokes back. She cut it to three on No. 14, holing a 12-footer, but dropped a stroke on the 17th. “Lexi played amazing today,” Wie said. “She played probably the best I’ve ever seen her play. She hit the ball so well. She made everything. It was just hard to catch up to her all day today. I’m really happy for her. I’m really proud of her.” Stacy Lewis, the 2011 winner, had a 67 to finish third at 7 under.

Mariners head back to Seattle for opener after impressive road trip MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OAKLAND, Calif. — Lloyd McClendon routinely speaks of a Mariners culture change, of “commitment, accountability and responsibility.” In a small sample size the first week of April, Seattle is making a strong early impression on its new manager. The Mariners jumped to an early three-run lead Sunday before losing 6-3 to the Oakland Athletics to wrap up a winning road trip to open the season. Now, the club heads to Seattle with a 4-2 record to play its home opener Tuesday against the Angels at Safeco Field. “Any time you come back off a road trip with a winning record, regardless of how you got there, it’s successful,” McClendon said. Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer, Yoenis Cespedes connected in the eighth and Josh Donaldson beat out an infield single in the fifth to drive in the go-ahead run off Erasmo Ramirez (1-1).

Ramirez struggled with his command after an impressive win in his season debut Tuesday at Los Angeles. He allowed seven hits and walked three in four innings. Robinson Cano’s third-inning double gave him a 14-game hitting streak against the AL West, yet the Mariners managed little else in the late innings. Cano has a hit in each of his first six games after joining the Mariners on a $240 million, 10-year contract this off-season. Right-hander Dominic Leone made his major league debut in the seventh for Seattle after being promoted Friday. The 2012 16th-round draft pick bypassed Triple-A. He immediately gave up Eric Sogard’s double, the No. 9 batter’s third hit of the day to match a career high. “It was crazy. It was fun. I had a lot of emotions out there,” Leone said. “In a way, giving up the double helped settle me down. I realized it was still just baseball. At the end of the day I put up a zero and kept the team in the game.” Sonny Gray (1-0) allowed one earned run and six hits, struck out three and walked two in six innings. In the ninth, manager Bob Melvin went back to clos-

er Jim Johnson, who delivered his first save despite allowing two baserunners. Johnson, who converted 50 of 59 save opportunities in 2013, was acquired from Baltimore to replace departed All-Star Grant Balfour but had been handed two surprising losses with his new team before closing one out. “It’s what he’s done and what he does,” Melvin said, referring to Sunday’s success. Moss tied the game at 3 on a three-run homer in the third. Donaldson’s third hit of the season snapped a career-worst 0-for-20 streak, and Jed Lowrie followed with a sacrifice fly. Seattle missed a chance at another successful trip to Oakland, suffering its first loss in four series at the Coliseum since an A’s sweep to end the 2012 season. “We had them on the ropes a little bit but they had us on the ropes, too,” McClendon said. “They had good at-bats, made good pitches and kept grinding.” Grey allowed a pair of unearned runs in the second after Michael Saunders reached on first baseman Daric Barton’s fielding error. Abraham Almonte and Brad Miller each hit RBI singles, then Justin Smoak drove in another run on a base hit in the third.


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Yankees take series from Blue Jays CC SABATHIA EXTENDS MASTERY OVER JAYS WHILE HUTCHISON PAYS FOR CONTROL ISSUES BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Yankees 6 Blue Jays 4 TORONTO — Yankees veteran CC Sabathia extended his mastery over Toronto on a day that saw young Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison pay for his lack of control. Sabathia, in his 400th American League start, wobbled in the first and sixth innings but retired 16 of 17 between the flashpoints to help New York to a 6-4 victory Sunday afternoon. The six-foot-seven left-hander, who looks like he sleeps in his baggy uniform, improved his record at the Rogers Centre to 7-1 and his career mark against the Jays to 15-4. He gave up four runs on seven hits and struck out six in a six-inning, 93-pitch performance that featured 65 strikes. “He threw great,” said Yankees first baseman Kelly Johnson. “He mixed his pitches, he was in the zone, guys were off balance. That’s a good sign. “He got more and more confident and his stuff got even better as the game went on. The Yankee win came in the rubber match of a three-game series. New York (3-3) returns to the Bronx for a nine-game homestand while Toronto (3-4) has a day off before hosting Houston. “Today was just on me,” said the 23-year-old Hutchison, who suffered his first Rogers Centre loss in six starts. “It was my loss.” Hutchison (1-1) lasted just 3 1/3 innings. He struck out six but walked three and hit a batsman with all four scoring. In only his second big league start since returning from Tommy John surgery, he gave up six earned runs on six hits while throwing 78 pitches including 49 for strikes. After striking out 19 and walking just four in spring training, he has struck out 10 and walked six in his last two starts. Toronto manager John Gibbons says Hutchison has been struggling of late, although he got away with it previously. “He was high in the (strike) zone a lot. That’s not who he is,” said Gibbons. “He’ll get back down there. “He looked a little excited today. He looked like he was overthrowing. It’s not uncommon for young guys to do that. But he’s going to be fine. He’s the least of our worries, if you want to know the truth.” Asked what his worries were, Gibbons laughed and said: “Where I’m going to eat this evening.” But then he got serious. “To have a big year, you’ve got to start winning some games like this,” he said. “It’s not easy, you can’t fall behind and spot them five runs, fall behind 6-1. But there comes a time you’ve got to start winning win some of these games, especially at home. You’ve got to find that magic, have that magic or something. And hopefully we can find that soon.” Toronto came close with two outs in the eighth with a Jose Bautista drive caught at the warning track and an Edwin Encarnacion triple that almost went out. But Dioner Navarro grounded out to end the rally. With one out in the ninth and closer David Robertson (who got his second save) on the mound, Brett Lawrie singled and pinch-hitter Adam Lind walked. But pinch-hitter Colby Rasmus popped out and Melky Cabrera, who earlier had homered for the third day in a row, flied out to right. While Cabrera is hitting .323 and has tied his home-run total of three from an injury-ravaged 2013 season, other Jays bats have been cold to open this season.

Thurber teams win Cougar Classic handball tournament The Lindsay Thurber Raiders won both the boys’ and girls’ titles at the initial Notre Dame Cougar Classic handball tournament during the weekend. The Raiders downed Our Lady Of The Snows in both division finals — winning the girls’ 13-7 and the boys’ 17-14. Isabelle Lauer led the LTCHS girls with four goals. Earlier they downed Bentley 15-6, Mayerthorpe 20-19, Our Lady Of The Snows 18-11, Bishop O’Byrne of Calgary 27-3 and Notre Dame 15-2. Lauer scored four times against Bentley, who got two goals from Victoria Pacholko. Kelsie Smale had seven goals against Mayerthorpe, Lauer four against Our Lady, Sarah Thomas four against O’Byrne and Jade Kolkman five against Notre Dame. Autumn Letkeman had both Cougar goals. Mayerthorpe stopped Bentley 18-9 in the thirdplace game while Notre Dame defeated Bishop O’Byrne 4-3 in a shootout to take fifth place. In other games Bentley defeated Bishop O’Byrne 15-4 with Pacholko scoring twice, Mayerthorpe 13-11 with Alyssa Hyink connecting five times and Notre Dame 9-5 with Savanna Spendiff scoring three goals. Katrina Logan had two goals for the Cougars. Bentley also lost 10-6 to Our Lady Of The Snows. Ally Holden had four goals for Bentley. In other Notre Dame games, the Cougars lost 16-9 to Our Lady Of The Snows despite four goals by Kristen Pinkney, The Cougars lost 15-14 to Mayerthorpe and downed Bishop O’Byrne 15-2. Logan had four goals against Mayerthorpe and Kate Jensen three against O’Byrne. Jarrett Zilinski led the LTCHS boys in the final with three goals. In round-robin play, the Raiders downed Bentley 16-13, Bishop O’Byrne 15-10, Our Lady Of The Snows 13-10, Frank Maddock 16-7 and Notre Dame 17-16. Zilinski had six goals against Bentley, who got five from Merle Saari. Zilinski also connected four times against O’Byrne, four times against Our Lady and seven times against Maddock. Justin Anderson had four goals against the Cougars, who got four goals from Keegan MacDonald. The Cougars downed Bentley 22-19 in the thirdplace game while O’Byrne stopped Frank Maddock 18-15 to take fifth place. Parker Dahl led the Cougars with seven goals while Kolton Hueppelsheusser had five for Bentley. In pool play, the Cougars stopped Frank Maddock 19-15, Bentley 23-22 and O’Byrne 18-11 and lost 15-7 to Our Lady. MacDonald had seven goals against Maddock and five against Our Lady. Michael Ozga had six goals against Bentley and Nic Walker four against O’Byrne. Bentley got four goals from Spencer Holden against the Cougars. They also downed Frank Maddock 23-16, O’Byrne 16-12 and Our Lady 13-9. Saari had four goals against Maddock and O’Byrne while Nathan Dennehy had four against Our Lady.

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New York Yankees second baseman Brian Roberts steals second base past Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jonathan Diaz, left, during fourth inning baseball action in Toronto on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Twelve of Toronto’s 22 runs have come via home run, with Cabrera and Bautista accounting for six of the Jays’ eight homers. But getting the scoreboard to tick over other ways has proved difficult. It’s early days yet but Encarnacion is hitting .179 and has yet to register an RBI. Bautista has found the fences and has reached base safely in all seven games but has a .227 batting average. Lawrie is hitting .120, Rasmus .087. Outside of Cabrera and Lind (.308), Maicer Izturis (.500) is at the top of the class with multi-hit games in all four of his starts. Toronto came into the game hitting just .209 as a team. Only Houston, at .195, was worse in the AL. That means trouble unless your pitching can hold the opposition close. The Jays did get that in 5 2/3 innings of scoreless relief from Todd Redmond, Steve Delabar and Esmil Rogers. But the damage had already been done. The Yankees came into the game without a home run, marking only the fifth time since 1923 that New York had gone without a homer for the first five games of the campaign. Brett Gardner changed all of that with a two-run shot in the fourth. Yankees veteran Derek Jeter singled to right field to lead off the third inning for his 3,319th career hit, which tied him with Paul Molitor for eighth on MLB’s all-time hits list and fourth on the AL hits list. “It’s special. I grew up watching Paul, I played against him briefly and I have a lot of respect for him and his career. Any time you talk about eighth in anything, it’s special, so it definitely means a lot,” said Jeter, who has reached base safely in 19 straight games against the Jays The 33-year-old Sabathia gave up a leadoff homer

to Cabrera — his second leadoff home run in three days — before settling down to dispatch one Blue Jay after another. Sabathia, a six-time all-star who is making US$23 million this season, improved his major-league record to 206-116 in bouncing back from a rocky Opening Day start in Houston that saw him give up six runs in the first two innings. “I threw the fastball more, just worked it in and out,” he said. “That made the other pitches more effective.” But Toronto finally got to the big man with two outs in the sixth thanks to three singles and a double. Dioner Navarro’s double scored one run before Erik Kratz singled two more home to reduce the lead to 6-4. Hutchison, who denied he was over-excited on the day, walked two and hit a batsman in a wobbly 25-pitch first inning that saw all three mistakes come home. A leadoff walk scored when Gardner stole second, was moved to third by Jeter and came home on Jacoby Ellsbury’s groundout. After Brian McCann walked and Alfonso Soriano was hit by a pitch, Johnson doubled both home for a 3-0 lead. Cabrera’s homer, on Sabathia’s second delivery of the day, made it 3-1. A leadoff walk to Brian Roberts turned into another run in the fourth. Roberts stole second and was driven home by Yangervis Solarte, an eight-year minor-leaguer from Venezuela who is turning heads early in the season. Gardner then slammed a 3-2 pitch over the rightfield fence for a 6-1 lead.

Blackhawks get win over Blues despite missing stars Columbus Blue Jackets’ Mark Letestu, right, controls the puck in front of New York Islanders’ Casey Cizikas in the second period of an NHL game in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday.

NHL ROUNDUP BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BLACKHAWKS 4 BLUES 2 CHICAGO — Rookie Jeremy Morin scored and set up Patrick Sharp’s go-ahead goal in the second period, and the injury-depleted Chicago Blackhawks held on to defeat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Sunday for their third straight win. The Blackhawks ground out the victory despite skating without injured star forwards Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane for the third game. Forward Brandon Saad was a last-minute scratch. Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith also scored for Chicago. Jaden Schwartz and Vladimir Sobotka had goals for St. Louis, which lost its second straight and remained two points behind idle Boston for the NHL’s overall point lead. The Blues and Bruins have four games remaining. Chicago’s Corey Crawford made 21 saves and St. Louis’ Brian Elliott made 31. The Blues, who were shut out by Colorado on Saturday, have scored two goals or fewer in eight of 10 games. PENGUINS 3, AVALANCHE 2, SO DENVER (AP) — Jussi Jokinen skated across the front of the crease and roofed a shot over sprawling goalie Semyon Varlamov to give Pittsburgh a shootout win over Colorado. After Jokinen’s goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made a pad save on Gabriel Landeskog’s shot, snapping Colorado’s six-game winning streak and denying Varlamov franchise records for most home and overall wins in a season. After falling behind 2-0 on Brandon Sutter’s first multiplegoal game this season, Colorado scored twice in the third period to tie it. Ryan O’Reilly scored his teamleading 28th goal of the season 18 seconds into the third period, and Patrick Bordeleau redirected defenceman Tyson Barrie’s shot from the point past Fleury with 3:13 left in regulation. Fleury had 39 saves, including

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one in the closing seconds of overtime. Locked into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Penguins sat several of their regulars, including Sidney Crosby, who missed his first game of the season because of an unspecified injury. FLYERS 5, SABRES 2 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brayden Schenn scored two goals, and Philadelphia broke a fourgame losing streak with a win over lowly Buffalo. Philadelphia maintained third place in the Metropolitan Division, two points ahead of Columbus, and won for the second time in eight games (2-4-2). With four games remaining, the Flyers trail the second-place New York Rangers by two points, but have a game in hand. Schenn, Vincent Lecavalier and Zac Rinaldo scored secondperiod goals to put Philadelphia ahead 4-0. Matt Read also scored and Mark Streit had three assists. Cory Hodgson and Mike Weber scored third-period goals for Buffalo, which lost its sixth straight road game and fell to 2-13-1 in its last 16 overall. The Sabres, assured of finishing with the fewest points in the NHL, have scored eight goals during their road skid. BLUE JACKETS 4, ISLANDERS 0 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Boone Jenner and Mark Letestu each had a goal and an assist, and Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 31 shots

for his second shutout of the week to lead Columbus past the New York Islanders. The Blue Jackets, desperate to hang on to a playoff spot in the East, matched a season high with three power-play goals. Jack Johnson and Ryan Murray ended long droughts with goals, and Brandon Dubinsky had two assists. Bobrovsky, who won at Philadelphia 2-0 on Thursday, earned his fifth shutout of the season. Anders Nilsson made 29 saves for the Islanders, who had their seven-game point streak end. Columbus won at home after going 1-4-2 in its last seven games at Nationwide Arena. PANTHERS 3, STARS 2 SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Sean Bergenheim scored with 4:31 left to break a third-period tie, and Florida snapped a five-game losing streak in a win over Dallas. Bergenheim put the Panthers ahead for good when he redirected Colby Robak’s drive from the left circle into the net. Scottie Upshall and Brandon Pirri also scored for Florida, and Roberto Luongo made 35 saves and beat Dallas for the first time in five starts. Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn had goals for the Stars, and Kari Lehtonen stopped 21 shots. The Stars still hold a one-point lead over the Phoenix Coyotes for the second Western Conference wild card spot. Florida erased a 2-0 deficit on goals by Upshall and Pirri in the second period.


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Tavares joins an elite group VETERAN LACROSSE STAR SCORES 800TH NLL GOAL TO ADD TO HALL OF FAME CAREER BY THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Buffalo Bandits lacrosse player John Tavares watches a play unfold during a game against the Portland Lumberjax at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. on Feb. 10, 2006. The veteran of 23 NLL seasons just scored the 800th goal of his career in a game against Calgary Saturday. vares showed exceptional talent right from the start of his rookie season as he was helped along by veteran teammates such as Kevin Alexander. “It was jaw-dropping how talented he was,” says Keenan. Still is. The other night, he leapt with one hand on his stick in an attempt to score from behind the net and just missed. “John always morphed his game to suit his age or injuries,” says Keenan. “He was an exciting inside player who dove the crease 10 times a game and played in the dirty areas. He rarely missed around the net when he had a chance in tight. He did that for a long time. Now his outside shooting is just unbelievable. “That’s been going on for 10 years. That started in his late 20s.” The intensity level has never diminished. “He’s a competitor,” says Keenan. “He can be nasty. He’s as tough as nails, and fearless. You won’t come across a tougher competitor.” Tavares pondered quitting after the disappointments of 2013 but opted to forge ahead. “My kids are always telling me, ’Daddy, one more year, one more year,”’ he explains. The brass urged him to continue, too.

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Bandits fall 16-13 to Roughnecks BUFFALO, N.Y. — Bandits star John Tavares scored the 800th goal of his National Lacrosse League career on Saturday, but it was the Calgary Roughnecks who left Buffalo with a 16-13 win on the strength of four goals from Dane Dobbie. Tavares, a 45-year-old Toronto native, scored his milestone goal at 13:49 of the third quarter. He is an uncle of NHL star John Tavares, a forward with the New York Islanders. Shawn Evans scored two goals and assisted on five others for the Roughnecks (10-5). Daryle Veltman had two goals and two assists, and Curtis Dickson also scored twice. Karsen Leung, Garrett McIntosh, Curtis Manning, Greg Harnett, Geoff Snider and Jon Harnett added single goals and Jeff Shattler chipped in with four assists. Ryan Benesch led the Bandits (8-6) with two goals and four assists, and Joe Resetarits and Jay Thorimbert had two goals and two assists apiece. Dhane Smith scored two and helped on one. Mark Steenhuis, Aaron Wilson, Chad Culp, and Mitch Wilde added single goals for Buffalo, while Tavares had two assists for a three-point night. Calgary goaltender Mike Poulin gave up 11 goals on 47 shots through

49:17. Frankie Scigliano stopped six of eight shots he faced in 10:42. Buffalo’s Anthony Cosmo made 35 saves in the losing effort.

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Canada’s Sarah-Anne Brault came close to her first career podium on the World Triathlon Series on Sunday by finishing fourth at the season-opener in Auckland, New Zealand. “I’m super happy,” said the 24-year-old from Winnipeg. “It is so much higher than I expected. It is ridiculous.” Charging out of the second transition in 16th spot after the punishing 40-kilometre bike course, Brault took the lead of the chase pack in fourth after the first of four laps

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Edmonton Rush edge Colorado Mammoth 12-11 for 14th straight victory EDMONTON — Curtis Knight scored two goals — including the winner — and assisted on three more to lead the Edmonton Rush to their 14th consecutive victory in National Lacrosse League action, 12-11 over the Colorado Mammoth on Saturday. Zack Greer and Riley Loewen had two goals and an assist apiece, Cory Conway had a goal and five assists, and Jarrett Davis, Mark Matthews, Brett Mydske, Jeff Cornwall, and Jeremy Thompson also scored for the Rush (14-0). John Grant Jr. led the Mammoth (510) with three goals, and Adam Jones had a goal and four assists. Sean Pollock and Athan Iannucci each had two goals and an assist, Drew Westervelt had a goal and three assists, and Dan Coates and Bob Snider also scored. Edmonton goaltender Aaron Bold stopped 24 shots for the win. Colorado’s Dillon Ward made 33 saves in the losing effort.

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“People like (GM) Steve Dietrich still felt I had something left in me so I came back.” New coach Troy Cordingley gives him plenty of minutes on the green carpets of the NLL. “He’s the ultimate team player,” says Cordingley. “He’s not worried about his goals or assists, he’s worried about wins. “He’s unbelievable. He’s a great leader in our dressing room. He is not one bit worried about any individual stats. He’s just concerned about wins and that’s the best kind of leader to have on your team.” Cordingley was an assistant coach with the Bandits when they last won the NLL championship in 2008, he was a defenceman in Buffalo during his playing days, and he coached against him when he stood behind benches in Calgary and Toronto, so he knows Tavares well. “He’s a smart player,” says Cordingley. “You have to try to outsmart him, which is pretty difficult. He knows where to go in open spaces. He’s a little bit slower than he was but he’s so smart. He does other things off ball, too, to create space for other guys.” Jim Veltman was a pro teammate of Tavares from 1992 through 1996, when they won a third title together. Veltman then captained the Toronto Rock

on the pavement. Brault held that position until the final 500 metres. “I really worked on learning to swim over the last two months so coming out in the lead group was awesome today,” said Brault. “I came back in the bike and the biggest thing in the run was not to get intimidated by the names around me. I knew I can run. That is what I do.” With Britain’s Jodie Stimpson, world No. 1, running comfortably to gold, Germany’s Anne Haug pulled away from the pack for the silver medal, leaving Brault in a fight for the bronze with Britain’s Helen Jen-

kins. Brault matched Jenkins shoulder-to-shoulder, but ran out of gas once hitting the blue carpeted finishing stretch where she was forced to settle for fourth spot. Brault completed the course with a time of 2:09:15 while posting the fourth-fastest 10-kilometre run time of the day at 35:29. Her previous best was an 11th-place finish in Hamburg, Germany in 2013. Stimpson held on to the back of a bike breakaway before smashing the run to take the season-opening race with a time of 2:08:34. Haug turned on the jets in the second half of the run to clock-in at 2:08:59 for the silver while posting the fastest run split time.

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Gordie Howe scored 801 NHL goals and they called him Mr. Hockey. Wayne Gretzky came along and scored 894 NHL goals and they called him The Great One. John Tavares, a superstar in Canada’s other officially designated national sport, joined them in an elite echelon of athletic achievement by scoring his 800th pro indoor goal on Saturday. “He’s the epitome of lacrosse as a player and as a person,” says Buffalo Bandits teammate Anthony Cosmo, who has been reunited with Tavares after sharing Mann Cup triumphs while keeping in shape with him in summer amateur play. “He’s Mr. Lacrosse to me. He’s an amazing leader, an amazing lacrosse player. It’s been an absolute pleasure playing with him.” Tavares is 45 and in his 23rd season with the Bandits of the National Lacrosse League. He’s originally from Toronto, he’s in a classroom weekdays teaching high school math in Mississauga, and he is an uncle of the NHL player of the same name. He scored his 800th goal in Buffalo on Saturday at 13:49 of the third quarter. Tavares scored his 800th on a power play at the 13:49 mark of the third quarter in Buffalo’s 16-13 loss to Calgary on Saturday. He had the ball to the left of Roughnecks goalie Mike Poulin, stepped towards the middle of the floor, and bounced a ball into the net from just outside the crease late in the third quarter, lifting most of the 16,606 spectators out of their First Niagara Center seats. “The nice thing about scoring the 800th is that there’s no pressure for the next 99,” he quipped afterwards. He’s also amassed in excess of 1,700 points. All of his numbers are NLL career scoring records. “I really don’t care for milestones but, obviously, it’s a huge achievement to score 800 in the league for the number of games (293) that I’ve played,” he says. Buffalo’s Memorial Auditorium, where he scored his first two goals in a 1992 game against the defunct New York Saints, was razed long ago but Tavares is playing as if he could be around for a while yet. His 2014 season has been inspiring to everybody who has watched. He’s scoring as frequently as he was 10 years ago. “I’m not trying to beat Gordie Howe’s record,” he replies when asked if he could play until he’s 52, like Howe. “No way. I have to run. I’m not wearing skates out there.” Tavares has been a key contributor this season. The Bandits are 8-6 so far in their 18-game schedule. “It makes it a lot more fun when you’re winning,” he says. Edmonton GM-coach Derek Keenan was a teammate of Tavares on that first-year Bandits outfit back in ’92. Ta-

to five championships in seven years through 2005. Meanwhile, they were summer teammates winning Canadian amateur titles with teams in Brampton, Ont., and in Victoria, when they last played together in 2003. “It was a thrill I’ll never forget,” Veltman says of hoisting the Mann Cup with Tavares in ’03. “Just to be able to play with John again was a big reason why I played that year in Victoria.” They shared a lot of laughs. “He makes the game fun,” says Veltman, who retired in 2008. “He sees the game in a whole different light than most players. “He’s one of those guys you play with and you see him do something special and you think, ’Wow, I’ve never seen anything like that before.’ He’s like a kid in a playground. Most guys never tried some of the stuff he tried because they’d be afraid the coach would yell at you, but not John.” Veltman recalled a trick Tavares used early in his career. A teammate would carry the ball behind the opposing team’s net. Tavares would manoeuvre to the front of the crease and fall to his knees as if he’d been hit. He’d hold his stick up in front of his chest. The teammate behind the net would hit the target with a pass and Tavares would score from his knees. Some of his antics off the floor were hilarious. During that ’03 Mann Cup series, “We’d lost one of the games and everybody was feeling the pressure,” Veltman recalls. “Guys were saying, ’We’ve got to win, we’ve got to win’ and John came to the rink in women’s underwear or whatever it was to loosen things up.” It worked. Longtime NLL coach Bob Hamley was another ’92 teammate. “He has been able to do what he has done because of his lacrosse IQ and his compete level,” says Hamley. “I consider lacrosse players to be competitive people but John was and is at another level when it comes to competing. You combine this with his on-floor intelligence and it made him what he is today. His drive and intelligence are unmatched.” Paul Day was on that ’92 Buffalo team too. Day grew up in Peterborough and played against Tavares in his youth. “John already had an unbelievable stick when he was 12 years old,” recalls Day, who is an assistant coach with the Rochester Knighthawks. “I remember slashing him a few times in junior, trying to get under his skin, and he wouldn’t even look at you because you couldn’t rattle him.” There is much more to Tavares’ game than piling up scoring points. Day remembers a game when they had just turned pro in which Tavares laid out an opponent. “He hit a guy at centre, an openfloor hit that was one of the best ones I’ve ever seen in lacrosse,” he recalls. “What can you say about him now? He’s the best of all time, the best I’ve ever seen.”


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KUMM Grace Mary 1925 - 2014 After a long and well lived life, Mrs. Grace Mary Kumm passed away peacefully at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the age of 88 years. Grace and her husband, Ernie began their married life in Medicine Hat, Alberta. This was the start of many shared adventures as an R.C.M.P. wife; including the challenges of building a log summer cottage at Elk Water Lake, Cypress Hills, Alberta. Grace and Ernie shared a love of the outdoors and raised their children with a respect and awareness of the environment and all creatures great and small. Many holidays were spent camping, fishing and berry picking with family. Grace was active in the United Church, singing in the choir and serving the Church Community through many U.C.W. activities. She was an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society, Kidney Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Boy Scouts, Lioness Club and the Westerner. After her retirement as secretary at Central Elementary School, Grace had the time to travel extensively with some of those trips dedicated to learning about the arts of dyeing, spinning and weaving natural fibers. She spent many hours in the company of her best friends, the Spinning Jennys. She enjoyed spending time demonstrating and sharing her knowledge of fiber art at the Westerner Exhibition, Stephansson House and Sunnybrook Farm. Grace considered herself ‘The Wealthiest of Women’ blessed with family and friends. Grace will be lovingly remembered by her sister, Joanna Lazzarotto; children, Pat (Bob) Jackson, Linda (Don) Watson, Bruce (Alice) Kumm, Terry (Nancy) Kumm, Bob (Lauri) Kumm, Greg (Lyuda) Kumm and Doug (Shelly) Kumm; her grandchildren, Chris Ward, Colleen Redekopp, Isaac Watson, Tirzah Watson, Nicole Kalan, Celina Groulx, Devon Kumm, Patrick Kumm, Misha Kumm and twelve wonderful great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ernie Kumm; grandson, Justin Kumm and a brother, Ken Fisher. A Celebration of Grace’s Life will be held at Parkland Funeral Home and Crematorium, 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with The Reverend Liz Richards officiating. If desired, Memorial Donations in Grace’s honor may be made directly to the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation at 3942 50A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 4E7. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.parklandfuneralhome.com Arrangements in care of Gary W. Anderson, Funeral Director at PARKLAND FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORIUM 6287 - 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer. 403.340.4040.

JOE SCHREINER In loving memory of a dear son and brother who passed away suddenly April 7, 1988. Twenty-six long and lonely years have passed since our great sorrow fell. The shock we received that day, is still remembered well. The parting was so sudden, we often wonder why, and to us the hardest part of all, was you never said goodbye. Our hearts still ache with sadness, and silent tears still flow, for what it meant to lose you Joe, no one will ever know. To hear your voice, to see your smile, to sit and talk with you awhile. To be together in the same old way, would be our dearest wish today. ~Sadly missed and always loved and remembered by your Dad and Mom, sister Tracy (Darren) and nephews Jeff and Joseph.

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Wanted yard maintenance person for portable toilet business, email resume to sales@littlejons.ca or fax 403-342-6179

Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275

1680

Garden Supplies

1590

SLIPPERS size 6 medium ladies slippers, blue, velcro close, never worn $18 403-986-6321

Computers

1600

EquipmentHeavy

1630

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

Misc. Help

880

CLEAROUT VARIOUS PARTYLITE PRODUCTS including candles. 60% off. Large selection. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389

TREES: Windbreak, privacy screen, white spruce trees 5’-7’ delivered & planted $60 ea. on 25 or more. 20+ yrs experience (780)778-0223.

DISHES, 2 sets of 8 place setting, different patterns $35. each. 403-343-6218

1710

METAL Shop Cabinets (3) (15”x48”x25”), 2 drawer, 2 with bases. $50. each. 403-346-8563

Black and Decker Bread Machine. Make your own bread, buns, pizza dough, fancy breads, etc. Recipe book included. $15. Available for purchase at garage sale, 125 Wilson Cres, Fri Apr 4 from 4-7pm and Sat Apr 5 from 9am2pm, OR phone 403-3462426. ELECTRIC RANGE exc. cond., $125 obo. 403-782-3398

1720

3 CUPBOARDS 72” X 30” oak, $75/ea. 403-350-7799 BAR fridge $75 403-350-7799 BED, single w/large drawers, $45; HIDE-A-BED, $40; 403-347-4111

LARGE sofa, blue/grey, modern, good cond. $150 403-350-7799

Clothing

1760

4 METAL stacking lawn chairs w/cushions $90; Winnie the Poo potty chair LOGS Semi loads of pine, spruce, $15; Radio Flyer rocking horse $35; 403-754-1015 tamarack, poplar. Price depends on location. Lil Mule Logging 403-318-4346

SEE THEM TO BELIEVE 8 Indian Warriors Shield. Owner must sell. $75-$85 each. 403-347-7405

FP highchair $35, FP baby swing $45; Graco stroller w/car seat $75; umbrella stroller $10; new baby wooden sled w/liner $35 403-754-1015

WANTED

Student Desk. One wide, flat drawer and three side drawers. 2ft 8in by 1fr 3.5in. $15. Available for purchase at garage sale, 125 Wilson Cres, Fri Apr 4 from 4-7pm and Sat Apr 5 from 9am-2pm, OR phone 403-346-2426.

Misc. Help

Pets & Supplies

1810

30 GAL FISH Tank with accessories. $200. 403-346-8563 90 GAL FISH TANK with access. $400; Koi (white & black), 12” long, 3 yrs. old. $500.; Gold Fish (large 3 yrs. old, $100; Tank & fish $800. 403-346-8563

1830

Cats

BALINESE KITTENS (2) $50. ea. Burman Kittens (2) $50. ea. 403-887-3649

Sporting Goods

1860

GUN SHOW

May 3 - May 4 UFA Agri Centre West Info: 403-347-3767

880 CARRIERS NEEDED ANDERS AREA Allan St. / Ardell Close Andrews Close Aikman Close

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Lot

2190

PADS $450/mo. Brand new park in Lacombe. Spec Mobiles. 3 Bdrm., 2 bath. As Low as $75,000. Down payment $4000. Call at anytime. 403-588-8820

Acreages/ Farms

3010

FARM HOUSE, 2 bdrm. bsmt, 20 kms. west of Bowden close to Glennifer Lake $1000/mo. + DD + utils. 403-559-8847

3200

Misc. For Rent

DOWNTOWN PARKING STALLS FOR RENT. 4922 47th St. (One block south of Millennium Centre.) $75/mo. + GST 403-357-0111 or 347-4044

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4000-4190

Realtors & Services

3050 3060

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Call GORD ING at RE/MAX real estate central alberta 403-341-9995 gord.ing@remax.net

Houses For Sale

4020

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Condos/ Townhouses

4040

NEW CONDO

1000 sq.ft. 2 bdrm., 2 bath. $192,000. 403-588-2550

900

2000 Chrysler Neon, 2L, 4 dr., 5 spd. Clean. 403-318-3040

1989 CHRYSLER 5th Ave 110,000 kms. $995. obo. 403-347-5873, 350-1077

Payroll Administrator Computerized Accounting Computerized Payroll Accounting and more!

5200

RED’S AUTO. Free scrap vehicle & metal removal. We travel. May pay cash for vehicle. AMVIC APPROVED. 403-396-7519

5240

Misc. Automotive

FREE removal of scrap vehicles. Will pay cash for some. 403-304-7585

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classifieds@reddeeradvocate.com

Accounting

1010

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

Antique Dealers and Stores

1027

4 POST car lifts and Classic Car Finders. We have the highest quality car hoists for your house or man cave avail. Also have car shipping from USA to Red Deer along with brokering, over 300 contacts worldwide for finding your classic car. Call Kyle 403-896-7258

Escorts

1100

1165

TAHNEE 392-0891 *BUSTY* INDEPENDENT w/own car

Financial Assistance available to qualified applicants.

Handyman Services

1200

ATT’N: Are you looking for help on small jobs around the house or renovate your bathroom, painting or flooring, and roof snow removal? Call James 403-341-0617

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Massage Therapy 352882A17-C18 379388G14

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Vehicles Wanted To Buy

5010

Automotive Services

DALE’S Home Reno’s Free estimates for all your reno needs. 403-506-4301 RMD RENOVATIONS Bsmt’s, flooring, decks, etc. Call Roger 403-348-1060

www.eaglebuilders.ca

We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

2002 SATURN SL1 4 dr, $2100. obo SOLD

Contractors

Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at Applicants are able to apply online or fax resume to 403-885-5516 ATTN: Human Resources or email: hr@eaglebuilders.ca.

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99 GALLON Double Walled Slip Tank, pump hoses, fire extinguisher, 1 yr. old. $1470. 403-704-3714

INNISFAIL: New

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5030

CUSTOM BUILT

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5000-5300

5190

If you own a vehicle, contact us today!

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1217 sq.ft. duplex. 4 bdrm., $191,900. 403-588-2550

ROOMATE WANTED, M or F. Fully furn. 2 bdrm. apt. 403-986-1903 after 1 pm.

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3080

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TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300

2008 TOYOTA Tundra crew cab, light brown. 260,000 km. $12,000 obo. 780-608-9547

2 SPEC HOMES Ready for your colours. Can be shown at any time. 10 & 98 MacKenzie Cres. Lacombe. 403-588-8820

1 & 2 bdrm. adult building, www.laebon.com N/S. No pets. Laebon Homes 346-7273 403-596-2444

Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info

5050

Trucks

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1 & 2 bdrm., Avail. immed. Adult bldg. N/S No pets 403-755-9852

Locally owned and family operated

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FREE Weekly list of Suites properties for sale w/details, prices, address, owner’s GLENDALE reno’d 2 bdrm. phone #, etc. 342-7355 apartments, avail. immed, Help-U-Sell of Red Deer www.homesreddeer.com rent $875 403-596-6000 LARGE, 1 & 2 BDRM. SUITES. 25+, adults only n/s, no pets 403-346-7111

4180

Investment Opportunities

1994 PONTIAC Sunbird, 2 dr. Offers. 403-352-6995

3030

www.seibelprperty.com Ph: 403-304-7576 or 403-347-7545 6 locations in Red Deer ~ Halman Heights ~ Riverfront Estates ~ Westpark ~ Kitson Close ~ Kyte & Kelloway Cres. ~ Holmes St. S.D. $1000 Rent $1195 to $1445 3 bdrm. townhouses, 1.5 bath, 4 & 5 appls., blinds, lrg. balconies, no dogs. N/S, no utilities incl. References required. Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds

(Blackfalds) You build or bring your own builder. Terms avail. 403-304-5555

4010

3020

SOUTHWOOD PARK 3110-47TH Avenue, 2 & 3 bdrm. townhouses, generously sized, 1 1/2 baths, fenced yards, full bsmts. 403-347-7473, Sorry no pets. www.greatapartments.ca

Pinnacle Estates

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4160

Lots For

2008 CADILLAC STS loaded 61,000 kms, like new, $18,500 403-347-2266

FOR ALL YOUR OFFICE NEEDS call Glenn Moore Associate 403-346-6655 2 BDRM. bungalow, East- www.reddeercommercial.com view area. $900 Rent/S.D. mature n/s only 342-7563 (5:30 pm -7 pm)

Houses/ Duplexes

13 ACRES highway commercial Red Deer area 403-886-2358

Cars

FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390

5030

Cars

EXCLUSIVE LUXURY RIVERFRONT CONDOS FOR SALE in Downtown Red Deer. Call Renee at 403-314-1687 for Inquiries.

FOR LEASE Gaetz Ave. Sale frontage 2048 sq. ft., air, C-4 zoning. Contact First LOT FOR SALE IN PONOKA Independent Real Estate 50x170, zoned R4 Ltd. 1-403-341-7888 (Multi-family residential). Located in Riverside, close to walking trails. $105,000. 403-782-4773 or 302-4679 Industrial

2140

Addington Drive

SUNNYBROOK AREA

Stores/ Commercial

3130

Grain, Feed Hay

4040

Condos/ Townhouses

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FLATLAND RANCH has on offer yearling and 2 year old Gelbvieh Bulls. We have been selling reputable bulls for 15 years FOR LEASE 2500 SQ. FT. Chuck 403-854-6270 with offices and small compound, 2304 sq. ft. with showroom, mezzanine and small warehouse, 1152 sq. Horses ft. small warehouse. First Independent Real Estate Ltd. 403-341-7888 WANTED: all types of horses. Processing locally in Lacombe weekly. Mobile 403-651-5912

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Livestock

3 Bdrm. 4-plex, 4 appls., $1125. incl. sewer, water & garbage. D.D. $650, Avail. May 1 403-304-5337

LANCASTER AREA

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4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes

Inglis Cres.

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AGRICULTURAL

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Arb Close / Asmundsen Ave. INGLEWOOD AREA

AVAIL NOW 1 fully furn bdrm for rent. $500/$250 & 1 Lrge fully furn bdrm $550/$275.† Working or Student M only. 403-396-2468

2 parking stalls, 4914-46 St. RD. 403-346-5885

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FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE & EXPRESS ROUTES IN:

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Offices

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McVicar Street / McKee Close

33A Street 35 St. Cres. 37 St. 41 Ave. 43 Ave. 44A Ave.

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

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33 Street 34 Street 36 Street 38 Street 42 Ave. 43A Ave.

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PLAYPEN Evenflo Pack n Go $40; brass/glass shelf TIMOTHY & Brome square $20; treadmill old style bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry $20; laminate flooring and covered, $5/bale $1/sq. ft. 403-342-5609 Sylvan area. 403-887-2798 Tole painting projects and supplies as pictured. Other Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much! projects and paints may be available. Will consider selling individually. Prices will vary from $2-$10 per item. Available for purchase at garage sale, 125 Wilson Cres, Fri Apr 4 from 4-7pm and Sat Apr 5 from 9am-2pm, OR phone CLASSIFICATIONS 403-346-2426.

MORRISROE AREA

MOUNTVIEW SUBDIVISION

Travel Packages

Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514

Spruce & Pine - Split 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472

KING SIZE BOX SPRING, $100. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389

1580

1720

TIFFANY table lamp, blue/cream, $100; 2 highback metal bar stools w / c u s h i o n s , $90 403-754-1015

Misc. for Homestead Firewood Sale

Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT

Children's Items

Household Furnishings

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ALBERTA HISTORY 14.5”x30” print (coloured) of Crow Chiefs signing the Peace Treaty party. $200. 403-347-7405

CORNER computer desk. $75. 403-343-6218 Busy road construction company looking for Labours. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have a Class 5 license. Fax resume to 403-309-0489

1660

Firewood

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ACER computer monitor, 17” , with 2 stand alone speakers and Keyboard. $50. 403-346-8563

LABOUR

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Household Appliances

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1650

Farmers' Market

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880

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1280

Massage Therapy

1280

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Misc. Services

1290

5* JUNK REMOVAL

Property clean up 340-8666 COMMERCIAL Parking lot Vacuum Street Sweeping & parking lot assessments. 403-341-6900

Painters/ Decorators

1310

JG PAINTING, 25 yrs. exp. Free Est. 403-872-8888

Seniors’ Services

1372

HELPING HANDS

Home Supports for Seniors. Est 1999. Cooking, cleaning, companionship. At home or facility. Call 403-346-7777 for information. Something for Everyone Everyday in Classifieds

Yard Care

1430

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TODAY IN HISTORY April 7 1868 — Thomas D’Arcy McGee is shot and killed by a Fenian assassin outside his Ottawa lodging house. McGee was returning late after making a speech in Parliament; he had denounced the Fenians, a militant IrishAmerican group dedicated to expelling the British from Ireland by force. 1977 — The Toronto Blue Jays play their inaugural game in a light snowfall at the CNE

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Exhibition Stadium. The expansion team beats the Chicago White Sox 9-5. 1956 — Arthur Hailey has his radio script Flight into Danger accepted by the CBC. Hailey later writes the several best-selling novels, including Airport. 1914 — H.B. Kelliher, chief engineer of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, drives in the last spike of the western division of the line at Nechako River Crossing west of Prince George. The Winnipeg to Prince Rupert line is later absorbed by Canadian National Railway.

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Petkovic caps stunning run with win BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLESTON, S.C. — Andrea Petkovic remembered why she started playing tennis and along the way gave everyone else a reminder about how talented she is when she’s at her best. The 26-year-old from Germany, who fell from ninth in the world in 2011 to 177th two years later, capped a stunning run to the Family Circle Cup title on Sunday, Petkovic’s first win in three years. She outlasted Jana Cepelova 7-5, 6-2 in the finals. “I just wanted to get back to why I started playing tennis, because I had fun playing it and because I love the sport,” said Petkovic, whose progresses was slowed by several injuries that cost her much of 2012. The climb back was painful at times. Petkovic wanted to quit the game after falling in French Open qualifying last year and wondered if she’d ever feel success at the sport again. So she decided to play for fun and not for the wins. “I just needed to remind myself and it came together this week, and I’m very thrilled about that,” she said. Petkovic entered this one seeded 14th, ranked 40th in the world and with few expectations about her first claycourt event of the season. Instead, Petkovic’s powerful forehand and grind-it-out mindset helped her oust three straight top 10 seeds in No. 4 Sabine Lisicki, No. 9 Lucie Safarova and No. 6 Eugenie Bouchard on the way to the finals. Petkovic used that same formula against Cepelova, a rising 20-year-old from Slovakia competing in her first WTA final. Cepelova led 5-4 and was a

FAMILY CIRCLE CUP TENNIS point away from capturing the first set. But Petkovic rallied to win that game and begin a run of eight in a row to take control of the match. “I have to let loose and play like I can,” she told herself. Petkovic was energized after winning the crucial game and quickly broke serve to move in front. She took the set a game later and continued her run to build a 5-0 lead that Cepelova could not overcome. For Petkovic, the victory was more gratifying than her two other career WTA wins because of all her struggles. This “is a different feeling,” she said. “Now, I’m much more grateful. It’s more rewarding.” Petkovic dropped to the ground when Cepelova’s final shot landed out of play. She jogged to the net to hug her opponent, waved to the crowd and did a celebration dance as fans applauded. She let her fun side shine through all week. She joked in postgame comments she might get a bit crazy on the flight back home, dancing with flight attendants and drinking champagne from her latest trophy. “I’m going to have champagne and I don’t even drink champagne,” she said. “But I’m going to have it for the heck of it.” Petkovic earned $120,000 for her third career WTA victory, which was her first since winning in Strasbourg in 2011. Petkovic’s victory closed a week of surprises at the Family Circle Tennis Center. Only one of the tournament’s top 10 seeds made it through to the final four and it was the first time a WTA tournament included three semifinalists 20 years old or younger since Amelia Island in 2008.

Cepelova had a stunning run of her own, topping world No. 1 Serena Williams on Tuesday night to set the stage for plenty more unexpected results. Cepelova became the Family Circle Cup’s first unseeded finalist since Elena Vesnina in 2011. Cepelova didn’t expect a long visit here, arriving without her coach, trainers and hitting partners. She typically ordered room service at the hotel and had to scrape around to find hitting partners to warm up before matches. “Before the tournament, if somebody told me you’ll be in the tournament finals I would not believe them,” Cepelova said with a smile. “But it was a really nice week.” Cepelova is also projected to move up some 30 spots in the rankings to around 50th in the world when the new list comes out next week, the WTA said. Petkovic won the title in her second appearance here. She had reached the round of 16 last year, but had to withdraw from a match against Caroline Wozniacki. She was on the phone with her father, Zoran, after the win. Father and daughter now have Palmetto State success in common. Zoran Petkovic was one of the leading singles players at the University of South Carolina in the early 1980s. He told his daughter stories of how Americans on campus loved wearing “cowboy boots and blue jeans,” she recalled, laughing. “He was very happy, very emotional,” Andrea Petkovic said of their phone call. “I don’t know if he was tearing up, though.”

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Andrea Petkovic, of Germany, celebrates during a match against Jana Cepelova, of Slovakia, during the final of the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament in Charleston, S.C., Sunday, April 6, 2014. Petkovic won 7-5, 2-6.

Unlikely matchup highlights NCAA basketball final BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Texas — Connecticut and Kentucky couldn’t have met in last year’s championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year’s. Seventh-seeded Connecticut and eighth-seeded Kentucky meet Monday night in one of the unlikeliest NCAA championship games ever. Neither was around in last year’s post-season — Connecticut because of a tournament ban over academic issues; Kentucky because it didn’t make the field. And neither looked like national title contenders at times this season. Kentucky (29-10) and its outstanding freshmen went from preseason No. 1 to out of the rankings after some bad losses. And Connecticut (31-8) was not a popular post-season pick after finishing tied for third in the American Athletic Conference with multiple losses to Louisville and SMU. In the tournament, the Huskies have stopped some of the country’s top guards and put themselves in position for their fourth national championship, the previous three under Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun. “Hopefully we have an opportunity to fall back on our defence,” second-year coach Kevin Ollie said. “We have been doing that the whole year.” If Kentucky has a chance to win in the final min-

ute, that defence better pay attention to guard Aaron Harrison, one of five freshmen starters. He has hit huge 3-pointers in the Wildcats’ last three games. Harrison rattled in a 26-footer with 5.7 seconds to go in the 74-73 win over Wisconsin in the semifinals. He made almost the exact same shot with 2.3 seconds left against Michigan for a 75-72 win that sent the Wildcats to the Final Four. Against Louisville, he hit a 3 with 39 seconds left to give Kentucky the lead for good in a 74-69. “The biggest thing is he’s not afraid to miss,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “He’s OK with it. He’s comfortable in his own skin. ... If you’re going to make those kind of shots, you absolutely cannot be afraid to miss them.” These two programs have combined to win six of the last 18 NCAA titles. “Playing against Connecticut, I mean, I’m just happy we’re still playing,” Calipari said. Neither program could say that last year. Connecticut was banned from the post-season after failing to meet NCAA academic standard. It had practice limitations and lost a scholarship. The players could have transferred but didn’t. The Huskies finished 20-10 in Ollie’s first year. They took the hit and made it back to the biggest stage. “It’s actually very impressive,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said Sunday. “To see that team hold together. I think it’s a commitment to those young men on that team that hung together.”

Kentucky freshman bring back memories of Fab Five BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ARLINGTON, Texas — The Fab Five came onto the national basketball landscape like a thunder dunk. You had to notice the five baggy-shorts-wearing freshmen starters from Michigan who made their way to the national championship game. It was 1992 and people couldn’t believe a team with five players just out of high school could find a way to play for the title. They did, the first such group to do it. Many said it would never happen again. It took 22 years but we have another group of teenagers who have played their way to a chance to win it all. Kentucky, which plays Connecticut in the title game Monday night, starts five freshmen. They don’t have a nickname like Michigan did. They just got on a roll in the NCAA tournament like the Fab Five did a generation ago. “They did something fantastic with a lot of freshmen. So did we and I’d say it’s a good comparison for us,” said Kentucky swingman James Young, a native of Rochester Hills, Mich., who grew up a Michigan State fan. “It shows that we’ve come a long way if we’re being compared to somebody that great, and well, we came a long way from being the team that can barely play to a team that’s finally coming together.” The Fab Five — Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jalen Rose, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson — didn’t overwhelm the competition during their freshman season, entering the tournament with a 20-9 record, including going 11-7 in the Big Ten. The Wolverines were a No. 6 seed, two higher than the Wildcats. “Everybody said we wouldn’t beat Temple in the first game because we were too young to handle their zone and experience,” San Diego State coach Steve Fisher, who recruited and coached the Fab Five at Michigan, said Sunday. “A few games later we beat Ohio State, who everybody thought would win the whole thing, to get to the Final Four. They were playing well and they weren’t

NCAA BASKETBALL afraid of any team.” They lost to Duke by 20 points in the championship game but nobody watching then will forget the Fab Five for a lot of reasons. “We were so much either loved or hated and judged by the way we looked,” Rose said for a 15th anniversary story. “Back then, it was ’Oh, look at these hoodlums, these thugs, these gangsters,’ because we had big shorts, because we had black shoes and black socks. But then once Michael Jordan and the Bulls started wearing them, once mainstream America started to wear them and corporate America embraced it, then I guess it became cool.” The Wildcats, who come in with a 29-10 record, including 12-6 in the Southeastern Conference, know all about the Fab Five. Only three players on the Kentucky roster were even born when the Fab Five played its first game, but the documentary has become a staple on television. “I watched it last night because I couldn’t go to sleep,” Kentucky forward Julius Randle said. “What they did was absolutely ridiculous as far as the game, how they were trendsetters, stuff they did. You can use it as motivation, anybody wants to do something that’s never been done in the history of the game.” Aaron Harrison, who has hit big 3-pointers for Kentucky in the three games leading to Monday night, is an unabashed fan of the Fab Five. “That is my favourite documentary. I’ve watched it 10 times,” Harrison said. “It’s amazing what they did for the college game. It was great that they showed it doesn’t matter how old you are but how you’re playing together. That’s the most important thing.” Julius Randle, Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison, James Young and Dakari Johnson have a chance to go one better than the Fab Five. The Kentucky players are in the age of “one and done” so it’s doubtful they will all be back for a sophomore season.

The leader of the group is All-American Shabazz Napier who leads the team in almost every statistical category. He’s the guy who makes the big shot or big pass. Fellow guard Ryan Boatright has taken some of the spotlight recently for his defensive performances against the likes of Keith Appling of Michigan State and Scottie Wilbekin of Florida. “Defence is the biggest thing for me. The points will come,” Boatright said. “I want to make him uncomfortable, don’t let him get in a rhythm or flow. Their guards, God blessed them with height and they will try to take advantage of smaller guys like us but I’ve been the smaller guy my whole life and I’ve never backed down.” Kentucky is playing its best basketball lately, led by big man Julius Randle and the Harrison twins. “We just had too much talent and we saw in spurts how good we could be,” Randle said, “so it just felt like it was a matter of time before it clicked.” This is Calipari’s fourth Final Four, but the first two — Massachusetts in 1996 and Memphis in 2008 — were vacated over NCAA rules violations. Now the Wildcats are on an 11-game winning streak in the NCAA tournament and they are one win from a ninth national championship for Kentucky. “We all play the game of basketball to compete against the best,” Napier said. “This is one of them games. ... They worked hard to get to this point and we did too. We’re going to do our best to get this ’W.”’

NASCAR postpones race at Texas Motor Speedway because of rain BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT WORTH, Texas — On a day when the weather was more suitable for ducks than racing, the Sprint Cup Series at Texas Motor Speedway became NASCAR’s first rainout of the season. The Robertson family from “Duck Dynasty” had prominent roles at Sunday’s race, called the Duck Commander 500, but Uncle Si never got to give the command to start engines. NASCAR pulled the plug after a delay of about four hours. The race will be run Monday at 11 a.m., nine hours before the start of the NCAA national championship game in nearby Arlington. Tony Stewart, making a comeback this season after missing the final four months of last year with a broken leg, will start on the pole. It’s the third time in seven Sprint Cup Series races this season that rain has hampered the event. The season-opening Daytona 500 was stopped for more than six hours, and the race at Bristol Motor Speedway had two delays totalling more than five hours. At least the fans who braved the rain got to enjoy the Robertson family antics. Uncle Si was wearing a sparkly jumpsuit meant to resemble a firesuit. Family patriarch Phil Robertson was supposed to wave the green flag as the honorary starter, his youngest son, Jep, was to ride in a pace car. Jase Robertson introduced the Top 10 start-

ers, and his wife Missy sang the national anthem. Sadie, Willie’s 16-year-old daughter, delivered the invocation. Korie Robertson, Willie’s wife, said about 30-40 members of the family were at the race. “And some extras, some bearded people may have slipped in there claiming they were kin,” said Willie Robertson, who also sponsored Clint Bowyer’s car for the race. A steady rain saturated the track Sunday. NASCAR’s new track drying system requires two hours to dry the 1.5-mile speedway, but the unseasonably cool temperatures made the task more difficult. TMS’ big screen “Big Hoss TV” alerted fans to pending severe weather at times Sunday. The high-definition LED video board also showed episodes of Duck Dynasty. Bowyer’s car had markings for Willie Robertson’s diner, Buck Commander and Korie Robertson’s clothing boutique. “I tried to talk them into letting me drive a Duck Commander car, but they won’t do it,” Si said. Willie’s response to that? “We told him if he could figure out how to open the door we’ll let him drive it,” the CEO said. Earlier Sunday, an official from Guinness Book of World Records officially certified “Big Hoss TV” as the world’s largest high-definition LED video board. It is 218 feet wide and about 95 feet high, covering 20,614 square feet.


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Hamilton edges Rosberg at Bahrain GP FORMULA 1 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAKHIR, Bahrain — Lewis Hamilton edged Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg after an intense race-long duel to take victory by just one second at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday. The two Mercedes were predictably in a different league to their rivals and recorded their second one-two finish in eight days after Hamilton’s victory last weekend in Malaysia. With no team orders, the two were allowed to race for the lead and there were several close calls when the pair came inches away from colliding, providing a thrilling spectacle under the lights at the Bahrain International Circuit. “It was very, very fair and it was very hard to keep him behind,” Hamilton said. “He was very fast on the option tires and I was on the knife-edge the whole time. ... Me and Nico haven’t had a race like that since back in our karting days. In our first (karting) race, he led all day and I overtook him on the last lap and won, and I thought for sure he is going to do that to me today.” Force India’s Sergio Perez was third in his first podium finish since 2012 and his teammate Nico Hulkenberg fifth. Daniel Ricciardo finished fourth, getting the better of his Red Bull teammate and defending four-time F1 champion Sebastian Vettel, who finished sixth. Vettel suffered the ignominy of being ordered by his team to let the quicker Ricciardo pass when they were fighting for position early in the race. Williams drivers Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas had looked poised to

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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg of Germany leads the field after the start during the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Formula One Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, Sunday. challenge for a podium place but they were hurt by the timing of a late safety car and finished seventh and eighth, with the Ferraris of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen filling the final two points positions in ninth and 10th. The race was closely fought up and down the field throughout, providing a boost for the sport after a tepid opening two races of the season, and the safety car set up a nail-biting shootout for the final 11 laps. Hamilton was ahead but on the harder of the two tires while Rosberg was on the softer rubber. While behind the safety car, both drivers were cau-

tioned by team racing director Paddy Lowe to race fairly and ensure both cars made it to the finish. Twice Rosberg was able to pull off passing moves at the end of the main straight, but both times Hamilton was able to get better drive out of the ensuing corners and narrowly stayed ahead in some enthralling wheel-to-wheel racing. Rosberg’s tires began to wear out and he was not able to mount a challenge over the final three laps. “It was the most exciting race I have done in my career,” Rosberg said. “Lewis did a great job defending — it was a massive fight. I thought I’d got

him about nine times but it didn’t work out; he always got the run back on me.” Rosberg did have the comfort of staying ahead in the drivers’ championship with 61 points compared to Hamilton’s 50. The safety car came out after Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado emerged from the pits and plowed into the side of the Sauber of Esteban Gutierrez at the first corner, flipping the Mexican’s car in a frightening accident, but Gutierrez was able to walk away. Maldonado was judged by race stewards to have caused the incident and given a stop-go penalty.

Busch victory validates Haas’ decision to hire driver for new team

FORT WORTH, Texas — Gene Haas believes his decision to hire Kurt Busch was validated by Busch’s victory last Sunday at Martinsville Speedway. “I look like a genius this week, don’t I?” Haas said Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. The founder of Stewart-Haas Racing hired Busch in August for a new fourth car that he funds out of pocket. Haas wanted Busch to drive a Haas Automation-sponsored car because he believed the driver could take his company to Victory Lane. The Haas organization scored just one top-10 finish in 284 starts with 12 different drivers before Tony Stewart joined as co-owner in 2009. Since Stewart’s arrival, SHR has 21 wins and one Sprint Cup championship. But Haas badly wanted to see his own name in Victory Lane and hired Busch last summer while Stewart was recovering from his broken leg. Only when Busch got the win, in the sixth race of the season, Haas wasn’t at the track to celebrate. “It looked great on TV,” he joked. “It was one of those things that I’ve been doing this for a long time and finally saw it happen, and then you just go, ’Wow,

next season. Speaking at Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix, Ecclestone said he held talks with the sport’s governing body and there was agreement about expansion next season. “They will be accepted, and we’ve also accepted another team as well, although whether they’ll make it or not is another story,” Ecclestone said when asked about a possible Haas entry. The other 2015 bidder is believed to be an Eastern Europe-

F1 chief Ecclestone says Haas-backed U.S. team likely to enter in 2015 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAKHIR, Bahrain — Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone says a U.S.-backed team led by NASCAR’s Gene Haas is among two new teams likely to join the series

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“Because that’s the challenge. The challenge is to do both races on the same day,” Haas said. “If I told him he could stay in Indy, he’d say ‘You’re crazy. I’m going. I’m going to be in Charlotte.’ Half the part of Charlotte is obviously winning, but the other part is just getting to the track and competing. That’s the thing with Kurt — the guy doesn’t want to finish second. I know that.”

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I missed that one.’ ” Haas said Busch’s victory has sparked an interest in his machine company, which is one of the largest in the world. “Just this win, we’ve had such an interest in what we do, the raising of awareness of who Haas Automation is in terms of the machine tool builder, that I know it’s already paid back,” he said. “I know we already sold a lot of machines because of it. We had a couple salespeople go ‘Oh, I just sold 10 machines because of this win.’ I don’t know, maybe there’s some truth to that. But I think what it does is it brings the awareness level of who are up.” Haas is also excited for Busch’s attempt next month to run both the Indianapolis 500 and the CocaCola 600 on the same day. Busch is just the fourth driver to attempt the 1,100 miles of racing in one day, and Haas supports the feat, which he likened to climbing Mount Everest. He said he’ll attend the Indy 500 and is pulling for Busch to finish both races — “it’s more the adventure than what the results are going to be. You really can’t expect to win both of them.” Although Busch’s win at Martinsville likely guarantees him a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship and gives him breathing room in trying to make it from Indianapolis to North Carolina in time for the start of the 600, Haas said he still wants Busch in his car for the NASCAR race later that day.

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