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Family clinics get cash boost $45 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING FOR SYLVAN, OTHER COMMUNITIES FROM ALBERTA GOVERNMENT BY RENÉE FRANCOEUR ADVOCATE STAFF Plans for family care clinics (FCCs) are moving ahead for Sylvan Lake and eight
other communities across the province with $45 million announced in new funding from the Alberta government. “The dollars allocated for these projects are encouraging and it helps us have con-
fidence that the province is moving forward with this initiative, even following the leadership change,” said Sylvan Lake Mayor Sean McIntyre. The next step is identifying
a facility for the FCC, he added. The nine FCCs are slated for development this year and are among the 24 locations identified last June for FCCs. FCCs are based in a single location and specially tailored
to each community’s needs. For example, the one in Sylvan will be focused on sameday and extended-hour access to physicians.
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A group of walkers, led by Jordan Furness and Quincy Brown, takes a stroll across the downtown train bridge on Saturday afternoon as part of the Jane’s Walk. Jane’s Walk is a global series of walks that allow residents to explore their urban environment. Red Deer hosted six walks in total.
Focusing on Riverlands — before A look at where CITY’S PRE-EMINENT PROJECT TO CONVERT FORMER CIVIC YARDS INTO THRIVING MIXED-USE DISTRICT BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF The Jane’s Walk focusing on Red Deer’s downtown revitalization on Saturday provided a ‘before snapshot’ of Riverlands. Located west of Taylor Drive, Riverlands is considered the city’s pre-eminent project to convert the former civic yards into a thriving mixed-use district supporting culture, entertainment, residential development and community gathering places. Plans include an upscale hotel and convention centre, a prominent riverwalk, a public plaza, boutique shops and artist studios.
boomers will go BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF
“There’s few cities that have land right on the river front, and especially right across from such a beautiful park like Bower Ponds,” said Jordan Furness, downtown co-ordinator with the City of Red Deer. He said often there’s fractured ownership and owners may not have any interest in redevelopment. But in the case of Riverlands, the city owns 30 acres and is keen on transforming the site. All the former civic yards buildings are in the process of being torn down. Plans to bury power lines along the river are being finalized.
A granddaughter and her grandmother led a Jane’s Walk around the southeastern corner of the city on Saturday to open up the dialogue on adapting the urban landscape to aging boomers. As a municipal planning intern with the Town of Olds, Kari Idland, 26, has a background in planning, and her grandmother Maureen Durrant, 70, an LPN at private care facility Harmony Care Homes in Inglewood, knows about community care. “We need to know what’s going to happen to the boomers.
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Man receives life-saving liver transplant from nephew BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Only a liver transplant from a living donor was going to save Alan Richards’ life. Richards, of the Rocky Mountain Housearea, was diagnosed with primary sclerosing cholangitis, a rare bile duct disease, in 2003 and by 2013 his condition had deteriorated to the point that his name was added to the transplant list to wait for a donor. Because of his rare blood type, a liver from a deceased donor would be almost impossible to
find so it was not an option Richards. A year later on March 3, Richards was wheeled into surgery along with his donor and nephew Brayden Dezall.
Richards said it’s almost impossible to put into words how he feels about Dezall’s gift of life. “He said, ‘Just sign me up. What do I need to do?’ For someone at 23 years old, it’s a statement about character,” said Richards about his nephew. “I was still very hesitant. It’s a very difficult to ask someone to put their life at risk to save my sorry, old hide,” he said with a laugh. Dezall, of Rocky, said — ALAN RICHARDS he just knew he had to try to help his uncle after seeing what a double kidTransplant surgery for Rich- ney transplant did for his motherards, 61, lasted 14 hours. Dezall in-law. underwent an 11-hour surgery to donate 70 per cent of his liver. Please see TRANSPLANT on Page A3
‘FOR SOMEONE AT 23 YEARS OLD, IT’S A STATEMENT ABOUT CHARACTER.’
Brayden Dezall and his uncle Alan Richards the night before Dezall donated two-thirds of his liver to Richards at University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton.
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BOOMERS: Need to address growth in senior population “The senior population is going to be growing quicker. We need to address it before it gets out of hand,” said Durrant, of Red Deer. She said while the seniors living in the longterm care facility where she works don’t walk much around the neighbourhood, but they appreciate being able to see families and children playing in nearby green space. Idland said creating inviting spaces in neighbourhoods promotes a sense of community. The pair took 10 people on their Jane’s Walk — Where will all the boomers Go? — along a greenspace path on 22nd Street to Inglewood Drive and a new school site with more greenspace where generations could integrate. Then it was onto Ironstone Drive towards a senior-friendly apartment building, then back down high-traffic 30th Avenue. “This is a potentially good community. At least if you do lose the ability to drive, you can walk and go meet your friends for coffee at the Tim’s. You can go get groceries. “You can still have some independence,” said Idland about the neighbourhoods that connect to the commercial hub at the corner of 22nd Street and 30th Avenue where the walk began. “When you make an area more accessible, more inviting to seniors, you really enhance the quality of that space for everybody,” Idland said. She said Clearview Ridge is another example of a comprehensive community. But the problem is that many older people don’t want to move out of their homes into new neighbourhoods. So younger generations will more likely benefit by moving into those communities where they can age in place. She said a report out of the United States showed over 80 per cent of boomers want to age in their homes. That means many will end up “out in the middle of the burbs,” She said in small towns, older homes and their residents are closer to the downtown and its services. But when redevelopment of public facilities start, for example recreation and libraries, they can end up on the outskirts of the community which require people to have transportation. Public meeting places are important as people age and become less physically active, but can still attend cultural events, Idland said. It’s the fourth year Red Deer has held Jane’s Walks. Six walks were planned and the both walks held on Saturday were well attended. “They have been doing exactly what Jane Jacobs intended, which is get people out in their neighbourhoods, learning more about the places where they live, work and play and getting to know other people in the community,” said Lauren Maris, environmental program specialist with the City of Red Deer. Jane’s Walks are now held in several countries which is incredible considering the walks only started in 2007, she said. “It’s been quite explosive.” firstname.lastname@example.org
RIVERLANDS: First big change will be reconfiguration of Taylor Drive/Ross St. “Right now it’s not a lot of the flashy stuff. “It’s really working on the infrastructure, making sure the water and sanitary are adequate for the area.” Furness said the big change for the public will be the start of construction of the Taylor Drive Improvement Project this summer that includes reconfiguring the Taylor Drive and Ross Street intersection to improve traffic flow, safety and accessibility for pedestrians and road users. In five to 10 years, Riverlands will hopefully be a destination area, he said. “It’s going to be one of Red Deer’s only waterfront
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A pickup truck being towed by a motor home detached from the vehicle and ended up in the centre median south of the Hwy 11A overpass on Friday afternoon. Innisfail Integrated Traffic Services was dispatched at about 3:55 p.m. The driverless truck crossed both southbound traffic lanes before colliding with the cable barrier in the median between the north and southbound lanes. There were no injuries or secondary collisions. Police say the tow bars failed to secure the truck to the motor home. Several posts in the cable barrier were badly damaged, but prevented the truck from crossing the centre median and into northbound traffic. development areas.” Elsewhere in the city, setbacks are required to accommodate flooding as well as the park system so there really isn’t a lot of riverfront area with nearby residential. Waterfront construction is possible at Riverlands because it’s outside the flood mapping zone because the bank is quite high compared to Bower Ponds and the BMX park on the other side of the Red Deer River. Jane’s Walks are free walks held to encourage people to explore their community, it’s walkability, history and future development. Jane’s Walks started in 2007 and honour the legacy of urban activist and writer Jane Jacobs, who lived in New York for decades before moving to Toronto in 1968. The Riverside Meadows to Riverlands: Downtown Revitalization Process walk attracted 13 participants despite Saturday’s snow, was one of six walks held from Friday to Sunday in Red Deer. The walk, led by Furness and senior city planner Quincy Brown, started at the site of the former Harpers Metals where redevelopment turned the scrap yard on Kerry Wood Drive in Riverside Meadows into multi-family housing Riverpointe Crossing. Other recent upgrades in the downtown were visited and discussed during the walk. email@example.com
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Each is expected to provide extended hours of service, same-day appointments and access to the appropriate member of the care team. Former premier Alison Redford pledged to create 140 FCCs during her 2012 election campaign and said in her resignation speech that “more than 80” new FCCs would be announced in the coming months. Alberta Health says that work is continuing with the 15 other communities identified for an FCC. Three Hills was originally targeted for a FCC but will not be seeing any such facility created this year. Mayor Tim Shearlaw said the town had little interest in a FCC in the first place and everyone is “very satisfied” with the local Primary Care Network. “We didn’t really want to get into a situation where there were so many unanswered questions,” Shearlaw said. Sylvan Lake is continuing to work with the province to ensure that once the FCC is in place, it meets the needs of citizens and is running efficiently, McIntyre said. No date for construction has been provided. Tackling urgent care in Sylvan Lake has been an issue for numerous years, McIntyre said. “Sylvan has seen exponential growth over the last 15 to 20 years and with that growth being so rapid, we have not increased health services to our residents, meaning doctors’ offices that are open during business hours are our primary level of care. “We do have doctors on call after hours but we are looking for true after-hours care for our residents.” The other eight FCCs will be in Consort, Peace River, Siksika, two in Calgary, two in Edmonton and one for the Metis Nation Association of Alberta. Three FCCs that started as pilot projects are currently running in Calgary, Edmonton and Slave Lake. Health Minister Fred Horne also announced on Thursday $32 million will be provided to improve the services of Alberta’s 42 Primary Care Networks, specifically in same day/next day appointments and extended operating hours. firstname.lastname@example.org
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TRANSPLANT: Donors must meet many criteria, liver transplants difficult Dezall had many criteria to meet including blood type, age, body structure, and physical and mental health, in order to be the right donor. “Getting a transplant is a very difficult thing to do. Twenty-five per cent of the people that go on a transplant list never get a transplant. They end up passing away first,” Richards said. Both Richards and Dezall’s surgeries went well and both their livers will regenerate to normal size. “It’s almost back to size now, something like 90 per cent. To be able to do that is remarkable,” Dezall said. He said the experience has also changed the way he looks at life. He has re-examined how he treats himself and others. “I feel I’ve taken a lot of stuff for granted. I feel it’s made me a better person as a whole.” And he’s seen a night to day transformation in his uncle. Prior to the surgery, Richards was wasting away quickly and suspected he only had a few months to live. Since his surgery nine weeks ago, he has put on 25 pounds, and boasted that he felt practically normal again. “I feel like a million bucks, and really that’s an understatement.” Richards was in hospital for two weeks recovering from his surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital and has been living with family in Beaumont to stay close to the hospital for frequent blood tests and checkups and attends physiotherapy with other transplant recipients. Richards and his wife Cheryl have also connected to transplant recipients on the Internet. After his surgery he received hundreds of congratulations from around the world. “That alone became so overwhelming, it almost seemed like I was in tears most of the time,” Richards said. Blood tests are now required only twice a week and Richards can return home to Central Alberta in early June just in time for the Canadian Liver Foundation’s Stroll for Liver at Red Deer’s Bower Ponds on June 14. “Absolutely, I’m going to be there for the stroll. I think I’m going to walk the whole 5K. I don’t see any reason I won’t be able to by then. Physiotherapy is going extremely well.” Richards and his family have been very successful in raising money for the event with their team Richards Renegades. The team is currently holding an online auction on Facebook with the help of businesses in the Rocky Mountain House area. The auction runs until midnight on May 15 to raise money for Stroll for Liver. To participate visit Stroll For Liver Online Auction. Last year the local stroll raised over $17,000. Richards Renegades brought in over $7,500. Team Laura, another Rocky team led by Laura Weimar, brought in about $7,500 to make the two Rocky teams top fundraisers for the event. Richards said the Rocky teams are helping to encourage Red Deer participants to “pick up their game.” Recently the province developed an online registry for people to sign up to become organ and tissue donors after they die. Richards said he had signed the petition in support of developing the Alberta Organ and Tissue Donation Registry. Dezall, who is back at work as an electronics technician with Sanjel Corporation of Red Deer, also encouraged people to become donors and was pleased the province doing something to raise the awareness of organ donation. Three weeks after surgery his to donate part of his liver, Dezall signed the donor card on the back of his Alberta Health Care Insurance Card. “Mine just sat in my wallet. That’s changed now.” email@example.com
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Red Deer running instructor Deb Campbell runs along the trails near the Bower Place Shopping Centre.
Runner refuses to let disease slow her down DRUG THERAPY AND A NEVER-GIVE-UP ATTITUDE HAD HER BACK ON HER FEET AND EVENTUALLY RUNNING BY SUSAN ZIELINSKI ADVOCATE STAFF Despite the challenges of having autoimmune disease ankylosing spondylitis, Deb Campbell marked May 3 — World AS Day — by leading her running group. Campbell, 46, was diagnosed with the chronic disease that attacks spinal joints eight years ago. “Four years ago I was in a wheelchair. It’s so debilitating. You’re living with pain 24-7. It’s like someone is taking a hot knife and stabbing it in that area,” said Campbell, of Red Deer, who is also assistant manager of Wild Mountain at Bower Place Shopping Centre. After wheelchair-bound for three months, Campbell said she decided that AS was not going to win. Drug therapy and a never-giveup attitude had her back on her feet and eventually running. First, she developed a learn to run program offered by Wild Mountain. Then she went on to run a 10-km race, then a half mar-
athon, followed by a full marathon. “Last year was the first year I did 50 km. That was just amazing.” Campbell also lives with psoriatic arthritis, a rheumatic disease that causes joint inflammation and pain. Together the diseases affect her spine, neck, hands, hips, knees and feet.
“The worst thing I could ever do is stop. We’ve got to keep active.” People like to say that running is hard on the joints, but Campbell said it keeps her joints lubricated. “My doctor would not give me permission if it was a bad thing.” She started running 15 years ago after deciding she wanted to give a half-marathon a try. But running soon grew into a deep passion for an active lifestyle and creating health and wellness. Judging by the number of people jogging on Red Deer — DEB CAMPBELL s t r e e t s a n d p a r k paths, she’s not alone. “Running is really taking over. Where I Campbell said she was lucky live in Southbrook, it’s faster for to be sent to a specialist and diag- me to run to work than it is to nosed early with AS. drive. You hop on the trails and About a year ago she started an off you go.” intravenous drug infusion treatCampbell said if she can stay ment. The impact was like some- active, anyone can do it. one “flipping a switch” and really “It’s all about how you aphelped her get her life back, she proach it. Does the disease consaid. trol you, or do you want to define Campbell was a runner before it? I want to define it and I want to her AS diagnosis and she encour- do it as gracefully as I can.” ages others suffering from chronic About 150,000 to 300,000 Canaillnesses to stay as active as pos- dians have AS. sible. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The threat of fish farms The David Suzuki Foundation and others have run ads over the past decade decrying British Columbia’s open net-cage salmon farm industry. With significant expansion planned for the West Coast, the question remains: Has B.C.’s salmon farm industry improved? Salmon farming threatens some of the planet’s last remaining viable DAVID wild salmon SUZUKI — a keystone species that touches all our coastal ecosystems. The issues in dispute include feed ingredients, disease transmission between farms and wild salmon, bird and marine mammal deaths, pesticide and antibiotic use, and the effects of multiple farms in concentrated areas. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program recently released science-based ranking reports on open net-cage farmed salmon in B.C., Norway, Chile and Scotland. All received a “red” or “avoid buying” designation. Canada’s SeaChoice followed suit. More than 90 per cent of migrating
juvenile salmon die before returning to freshwater to spawn, most in the first months after entering the ocean. Pathogens may be a significant factor, although not all specifics about diseases are fully known. Justice Bruce Cohen’s Commission of Inquiry investigating the decline of Fraser River sockeye included pathogen risk — along with habitat loss, predation and contaminant exposure — as a factor in the 2009 sockeye collapse. Disease from salmon farms is one risk to wild salmon that can be controlled. Salmon farming shouldn’t be done at the expense of wild salmon. Both wildand farmed-salmon industries provide fish and create economic activity, but the province’s sports and commercial wild salmon fisheries and marine tourism contribute more to B.C.’s economy and quality of life than salmon farming. Employment, revenue generation and food creation are important, but so are preserving wild salmon and protecting the environment for our children and grandchildren. Aquaculture must stop using the ocean as a free waste-treatment system. Closed-containment — in the ocean or on land — is better at controlling water and removing feces and chemicals like antibiotics and pesticides used for sea lice. One B.C. open net-cage company lost over $200 million in one year because of disease, enough to build 10 closed-containment
farms. Yet the industry claims closed alternatives cost too much. Although the salmon farm industry has decreased pesticide use, improved parasite management and reduced feed waste and wild fish used for feed, it hasn’t eliminated the problems. Continuing threats to wild salmon and the environment prevent us from supporting expansion of the industry or advising people to eat ocean-farmed salmon. Despite the risks, last year the federal government quietly opened the door to expand B.C.’s aquaculture industry. Thirteen applications for new or larger farms along the coast have been submitted. Fish farm expansion avoids the bigger question: What kind of economic development is best for our coastal ecosystems? As Justice Cohen said, more federal research into the effects of fish farms on wild salmon stocks is critical. We need to address this research gap, along with the lack of availability and transparency of data from farming operations, before allowing the industry to expand. A promising partnership between Genome British Columbia, the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Fisheries and Oceans Canada to discover the microbes that may cause disease in B.C.’s wild salmon and hinder their ability to reproduce could provide answers. But
those answers don’t yet exist. The fish farming industry is making efforts. In 2013, a farm in Norway was the first to be certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council. Although certification doesn’t fully address the risk to wild salmon, it indicates which farms are best operated and includes requirements to consider cumulative impacts. It is not a signal that the entire industry is free to expand. Closed-containment systems, which have fewer impacts on the environment and wild fish, are also growing. The Namgis First Nation on northeastern Vancouver Island recently starting shipping its first closed-containment Kuterra Atlantic salmon to Safeway stores in B.C. and Alberta. The aquaculture industry could also improve environmental performance by producing food such as scallops, mussels, tilapia and seaweed that are a lower risk to the environment and use less feed and chemicals. Our coastal waters are rich in opportunity. They can contribute to food security and community resilience without open net-cage salmon farms. Unless we chart a sound course, salmon will lose — but so will we, and the bears, eagles and magnificent coastal forests that support so much life. Scientist, author and broadcaster David Suzuki wrote this column with Jay Ritchlin. Learn more at www.davidsuzuki.org.
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Immunization saves lives The timing of the current measles outbreak in Alberta underscores the importance of immunization. During the first half of the 20th century, preventable diseases killed thousands of people. Outbreaks of measles, whooping cough, polio and other preventable diseases resulted in hundreds of children throughout Alberta dying each and every year. In the 1950s, preventable diseases such as polio, measles, pertussis, and diphtheria killed one out of every 28,000 people. Today, the number of deaths related to preventable diseases has dropped dramatically, down to one in every 462,500 people. The last person to die from the measles in Alberta was in 1988. This dramatic decrease in mortality rates is not because these life-threatening diseases have been eradicated. They’re still here. What’s protecting us is Alberta’s rigorous immunization program. Vaccinations have clearly saved countless lives in our province and have kept children and adults out of walk-in clinics, hospitals and funeral homes. But in order for immunization to continue to protect us, we all need to do our part. Make sure your vaccinations and your children’s vaccinations are complete and up-to-date. By doing so, you’re not only protecting yourself and your family, you’re also protecting your friends, neighbours, and co-workers. I encourage everyone to learn more about vaccinations and how they protect against preventable diseases in order to help us all live healthier lives. Please visit www.albertahealthservices.ca to learn more about immunization or call Health Link Alberta toll-free at 1-866-408-5465 if you are unsure of your immunization history. Dr. James Talbot Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta
Conservative scandals pile up Conservatism is a political and social philosophy that promotes traditions and institutions. Toryism supports a ‘hierarchal society’ that incorporates progressive alongside traditional policies. Canadian conservatism’s roots lie in the Tories, British Loyalists, who fled America after losing the American Revolution in 1783 to join their allies who had conquered New France. They became known as the Family Pact of Upper Canada and the Chateau Clique or British Party in Quebec. The ‘pact’ refers to the alliances between the Bourbon Kings of France, Spain and the British elites in North America which provided commerce, protections from slavery and military support. These ‘elites’ became the new aristocracy of Canada. Together they held a monopoly over administrative, economic and judicial offices in Canada. The Family Compact was noted for its opposition to democracy and faded from politics but the clique did not. Their resistance to the principle of responsible government was condemned as a petty corrupt clique even by Gov. Gen. Lord Durham in the mid-1800s. Later, the Conservatives combined pro-market liberalism and hierarchal Toryism to serve their own interests. Their policies were marked with ‘Noblesse Oblige’ — that nobles with status, wealth, power and prestige should fulfil leadership roles. In 1844, John A. Macdonald, an alderman and attorney, was asked by Tory businessmen to run for legislature. He won while supplying voters with large supplies of alcohol. After years of colonial service, the Conservative Coalition united under him as
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first prime minister of Canada in 1867. This party sits on the right in the political spectrum. The merger of the Canadian Alliance/Reform Party and Progressive Conservatives now form the Conservative Party of Canada with current Prime Minister Stephen Harper. This party is famous for the Acadian Expulsion 1755, French/Indian Colonization, the Pacific Scandal of 1873, the execution of Louis Riel in 1885 , Munsinger Affair Scandal of 1960s, Tunagate of 1985, passing the publicly opposed U.S. Free Trade Agreement and NAFTA, the Show Store Project 2007, Jullia Couillard Scandal 2007, In and Out Scandal 2007, ETS Scandal 2009, the F35 Jet Scandal 2012 and the Senate Scandal 2013. Scandalous! Claudine Fleury Red Deer
Action Bus improvements urged We are writing to you today regarding the City of Red Deer’s Action Bus services. We are advocating on behalf of persons with disabilities here in Red Deer. We think there is room for improvement with the Action Bus service. We invite you to a question and answer information session at The Hub on Ross (4936 Ross St.) on Tuesday at 5:30pm. We, The Freebirds will be your hosts where we will welcome our special guest Brent LaBrosse, transit operations supervisor. Some of the issues we have concerns with are: ● Evening and weekend availability — very limited ● Booking system The reason that the Action Bus is so very important to us is that it enhances our quality of life, enabling us to go to social engagements, shows, concerts, sporting events, etc. Most of these opportunities exist in the evenings and on weekends when the Action Bus is most limited. We understand and respect that medical trips are No. 1 priority. We also realize that this past winter was very hard on everyone. Our hope is that officials, business and homeowners will be able to learn from this winter and plan to make it easier for people who use wheelchairs and the Action Bus to get around.
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Rats in Alberta’s halls of power Medicine Hat isn’t the only place with rats. There’s a sorry bunch of them in Edmonton as well, gnawing away on public sector pensions, seniors, disabled, education, health care, etc. — the list goes on and on. The worst part is, Albertans voted them in — we feed their insatiable appetite I wonder what Alison Redford will get as her golden handshake — nothing will surprise me with this bunch’s history. The constant erosion of dignity, human rights, etc., will set this province back to the dark ages. The only way to eliminate the pest is to vote in the next election. We need to fight for what we lost. Premier Dave Hancock, your apology does not wash. You all agreed and let her, are you taking us for fools? Redford is not the scapegoat — each and every member of this government is responsible. Don’t hide in the anonymity of a party, the government. You are like rats deserting the ship. The party let her destroy what Albertans hold dear: our humanity. Is this a democracy when so many fought so hard to keep Michener Centre open — there’s previous history there, it happened to the Jews. To quote Shakespeare, “Hide not thy poison in such sugared words” — Henry V1 Part 2. As for the bike lanes, a very small minority dictating to the majority — and the majority paying for it. Other parts of the world don’t have winters like we do. Ah, summer is here finally — sounds of loud mufflers, loud music. If you listen closely, you might hear a bird sing, maybe you might have a moment when you can enjoy your deck without the noise infiltrating every aspect of your life. Lucille Gaumond Red Deer
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Villagers take to quads, plane and Pro-Russian crowd police HQ tractor to catch car-theft suspects storms in Ukrainian port looking for these people, it was the entire community.” Briercrest residents were already on the lookout for strangers after being the target of several car thefts in the past few months, local officials said. Small Prairie communities are often popular targets for car thieves from large cities. Police explain that the thieves take a car from the city and drive it to a rural area where vehicle owners are more likely to leave their keys inside their vehicles. The thieves abandon the first stolen vehicle and speed off in the one with the keys in it, sometimes repeating the process several times before returning to the city in their most recent stolen ride. Briercrest Mayor Ray Briggs said that on April 28, residents gathered for a meeting with police to discuss what could be done to deal with the problem. He said one of the solutions was a telephone tree to immediately alert neighbours of suspicious activity. Their preparation paid off only a few days later when the word went out that three strangers were at large in the village. “Within about ten minutes there were 20 to 25 residents driving around,” Briggs said. “It worked well.” Residents jumped in their pickups and fanned out on grid roads.
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BRIERCREST, Sask. — Mounties are praising a Saskatchewan village for springing to action with quads, a tractor and even a small plane to hunt down a trio of young car-theft suspects who became stranded in the community. RCMP Sgt. Paul Dawson says it’s alleged the three suspects, who are all under 18, left Regina in a stolen Subaru early Friday, abandoned it in the community of Rouleau, and then stole a truck. He says they made their way to nearby Briercrest, but a resident who spotted them suspected the truck was stolen and took action. Dawson says when the suspects left the truck parked for a few moments, the resident swiftly opened the door and grabbed the keys. The resident called police, and the village activated an emergency telephone call-out system to warn everyone to keep an eye out for the suspects. Eight hours later, after being chased on foot through wet fields and bogs by officers, police dogs and residents, two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old from Regina were arrested and will face various charges. “To be honest, I think the suspects were kind of relieved that they were captured,” Dawson said. “It wasn’t just a case of the police
Others canvassed the wet and boggy areas with quads, an all-terrain vehicle. One resident, a local pilot, took to the air to conduct a grid search. More officers from neighbouring communities, including some with tracking dogs, were called in to help. Hours into the search, a resident reported seeing three people walking through a wet and muddy field. It was so muddy, police said, that not even a four-wheel-drive could cross it. A farmer offered his tractor, and RCMP rode in a bucket on the front and chased the suspects down. Dawson said the residents were careful, calling police each time they spotted the suspects rather than chasing them themselves. He said the fleeing suspects had nowhere to hide from the local searchers. “It’s kind of the perfect storm. They’re well organized. They have all kinds of machinery and resources at their disposal and they know the area better than the police, and obviously better than these three people,” Dawson said. “Coupled with that, you have Prairie landscape, which is very flat. It’s difficult to hide when you have those type of elements working against you.”
DND breaks promise to soldier who attempted suicide National Defence has done an about-face and revoked an offer that would have allowed a soldier with post-traumatic stress disorder, who spoke publicly last fall about his attempted suicide, the right to an extended release from the military. Master Cpl. Kristian Wolowidnyk’s story made headlines across the country in November when it was revealed he tried to take his own life after the army put him on the fast-track for dismissal. The military backed down when his case became public, but just last week reversed itself and said he doesn’t qualify. He was given the latest news last Tuesday by officials at the Edmonton Joint Personnel Support Unit, one of several centres across the country designed to get injured and ill soldiers back to their units or — more often — out of the military. Wolowidnyk, and wife Michele, were told the offer for an extended release under the Integrated Transition Program was withdrawn and that the base surgeon had stated that there was no medical reason why he couldn’t be either working or in school. Michele Wolowidnyk, in a letter to Defence Minister Rob Nicholson and Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Tom Lawson, says that the base surgeon has never met her husband and that she believes the department was just stringing him along until the media attention died down.
“I question whether the intention was to allow Kristian to participate in the ITP program, or whether he was simply being led down the garden path and effectively silenced until the ‘heat’ from the media attention died down,” she wrote in a letter dated May 2, 2014. “I can assure you Kristian attempted suicide because he is very, very ill and had hit rock bottom at that point. In no small part due to having the prospect of having the only career he has ever known ripped away from him.” The case has reemerged just as the Harper government prepares to commemorate the sacrifices of the Afghan war with a parade
and special ceremony in Ottawa on May 9. A spokeswoman for Defence Minister Rob Nicholson responded Sunday by underlining that the government and the military takes the “care of our ill and injured very seriously” and that significant investments have been made in new programs and therapies and staff. But Johanna Quinney suggested the government won’t interfere in the decision. “The minister was assured by the military that every effort is being made to ensure a positive transition for this member,” Quinney said in an email. “We expect that the military will help Master-Cpl. Kristian Wolowidnyk and his
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ODESSA, Ukraine — Outrage over the deaths of pro-Russian activists in riots in Odesa triggered new violence Sunday in the Black Sea port, where a mob of protesters stormed police headquarters and freed dozens of their jailed allies. The activists had been jailed for their involvement in clashes Friday that killed more than 40 people — some died from gunshot wounds, but most from a fire that broke out in a trade union building. It was the worst violence in the Ukrainian crisis since more than 100 people died in Kyiv in February, most of them shot by snipers. Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk visited Odesa on Sunday to try to defuse the mounting tensions and hinted strongly that he saw Moscow’s hand in the unrest spreading through southeastern Ukraine. Odesa is the major city between the Crimean Peninsula, which Russia annexed in March, and the Moldovan separatist region of Trans-Dniester, where Russia has a military peacekeeping contingent. Concerns are mounting that Moscow ultimately aims to take control of a huge swath of southeastern Ukraine from Trans-Dniester to Russian-dominated industrial areas in the east. Russian President Vladimir Putin, who calls the area historically Russian lands, has said he doesn’t want to send in troops but will if necessary to protect his country’s interests. Alexei Pushkov, a prominent member of Russia’s parliament who often expresses Kremlin views on foreign policy, suggested Ukraine was destined to be split apart. “Through the justification of arson, military operations and the killing of Russians in Ukraine, the Kyiv government is destroying the basis for the existence of a united country,” Pushkov said on Twitter. Yatsenyuk said Odesa police were being investigated for their failure to keep the peace during the riots and said he had ordered prosecutors to find “all instigators, all organizers and all those that under Russian leadership began a deadly attack on Ukraine and Odesa.” Hours later, however, the police bowed to a mob of several hundred pro-Russian demonstrators who attacked their headquarters, smashing doors, windows and security surveillance cameras. The Interior Ministry said 67 activists had been released on prosecutors’ orders. Prosecutors, however, later said they had nothing to do with the release and accused the police of failing to carry out their duties. It was not immediately clear whether any activists were still being held. Putin spoke by telephone Sunday night with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the latest in a series of discussions they have had about Ukraine. The Kremlin said they agreed on the importance of the role to be played by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and said Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, whose country currently chairs the OSCE, would visit Moscow on Wednesday. The interim government in Kyiv, which took power in February, has renewed its push in recent days to quell the pro-Russian insurgency in the east, where government buildings have been seized in more than a dozen cities and towns.
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FRONT TEA TIME AT CRONQUIST Tea time is back at Red Deer’s Victorian farmhouse. Cronquist House will be serving tea and desserts again, starting on Tuesday. A lunch menu is also available. The hours this year are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday. Call 403-346-0055 for more information.
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Photo radar could be at the following Red Deer locations until May 16: School zones at 43rd Avenue, Lancaster Drive, 42A Avenue, 40th Avenue and Douglas Avenue; playground zones at 59th Avenue, 55th Avenue, Niven Street, Vanier Drive and Ellenwood Drive; and traffic corridors at 40th Avenue, 30th Avenue, 49th Avenue, 50th Avenue, 32nd Street and Taylor Drive. The RCMP reserve the right to change sites and locations without notice.
BRING OUT THE KIDS The Bring out the Kids 24-hour radiothon is gearing up for its 11th year on Thursday and Friday. But the event is still seeking donations and co-sponsors. Over the past decade, the event has raised more than $1 million for youth causes in Central Alberta. This year, beneficiaries include Camp Quality and the Optimist Reading College. The radiothon is put on by Central Alberta’s five Optimist Clubs, along with their four radio partners — Sunny 94, Kraze 101.3, Big 105.5 and 106.7 The Drive — and will operate out of Parkland Mall. To donate, call 403-342-KIDS from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
ARBOR DAY IN RED DEER Red Deer Mayor Tara Veer will be at St. Elizabeth Seton School on Wednesday, helping Grade 1 students commemorate Arbor Day with a tree planting. In addition, about 1,600 first graders in the Red Deer will be given a white spruce seedling that they will be encouraged to plant at home or in a natural area in Red Deer.
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Carol Evans takes a look at some of the handcrafted dishes, vases and artworks, while talking with potter Sharon Grinde at the Spring Show and Sale put on by the Red Deer Pottery and Art clubs Saturday at the Recreation Centre.
Changes coming to wildlife centre COMPLETE RECONSTRUCTION IN SOME AREAS BY MURRAY CRAWFORD ADVOCATE STAFF By the time work on the new Medicine River Wildlife Centre hospital is complete, the only thing left of the original will be the two end walls. The complete reconstruction of the hospital will allow the Spruce View-based facility to help more animals, and give staff a better working and learning environment. “When we started we thought what we would do is take the inside out and rebuild and reuse it,” said Carol Kelly, MRWC executive director. “As we go through it’s been ‘we have to tear that out and tear this out.’ ” The renovations will make everything better for the staff, more efficient for the service they provide and teach a wide range of students, including from Olds and Red Deer College. The centre treats about 1,300 animals annually.
MEDICINE RIVER “It didn’t meet code anymore, there was a lot of damage to it and it was worn out,” said Kelly. “When we built it we had no idea what the use was going to be. It was built for much less usage.” But the centre is now in need of much more space to handle the workload. Each cage has to be hand scrubbed by a worker now, but upgrades will mean that every room will be equipped with pressure washers, saving “time and shoulders.” It is also an eco-friendly building with a composting toilet, an air exchange system and solar hot water heating. And a cold room will replace the freezer appliances that Kelly called inefficient. There will also be an oilwashing area to clean birds and other animals, a quarantine room and a proper loading and unloading dock. “There are so many advan-
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Organizers think that this is the year the weekly Red Deer Cruise Night will hit 600 cars at the weekly event. They started the 2014 season on Thursday. And despite some less than favourable weather, the first event drew 290 vehicles, including 25 motorcycles, to the Parkland Mall parking lot. The family-friendly atmosphere surrounds the rows and rows of cars, some dating back to 1910. “There’s a 1916 that putters in every once in a while,” said Dave Burden, cruise night president and main organizer. “It has the wooden wheel rims still on it. Originally that car, I believe, was a boiler vehicle made out of steam engine. He put a four-cylinder engine in it so he could actually drive it without blowing up. “Everyone is welcome, you just have to show some pride in your ride.” While he doesn’t like to let in cars off the factory floor, Burden will let new cars in and let the car enthusiast atmosphere get the better of the vehicle owner. “After a while they start getting the fever and they start putting the mags on, stereos in, super chargers in,” said Burden. “It really is an addiction, the hot-rodding industry.” Last year’s best night had about 570 cars show up and about five nights drew more than 500 cars. On average, they got about 400 a week.
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tages to this next building, it is phenomenal,” said Kelly, adding it will be mouse proof. “Most importantly, everything will be up to code.” The hope is to have the building done by late summer. But they need help and are embarking on an extended crowd-funding event. Hoping to raise $400,000, the 45-day project asks everyone to give a little to finish the building so employees can get ready for the busy season helping injured or orphaned wildlife. From May 1 to June 15, people can help support the centre by visiting the project on Giveffect, at www.giveffect.org. “The goal is $400,000 and the project will run for only 45 days. ‘Many people giving a little’ can make it as simple as 16,000 individuals giving only $25 each,” said Kelly. mcrawford@reddeeradvocate. com
The cruise nights happen every Thursday night throughout the summer, typically until the end of September, depending on the weather. They happen at the Parkland Mall parking lot, at 4747 67th St., starting at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Red Deer Cruise Night Facebook page.
Foodgrains Project surpasses goal The Ponoka Foodgrains project surpassed its fundraising goal on April 22 with the 13th annual charity animal auction at the Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Co. in Ponoka. Through the sale of 30 animals — mostly cattle and a few lamas — and other items, the group raised $51,250, and Ponoka Foodgrains co-ordinator Peter Doornenbal says there are still a few dollars yet to come in. “We had 30 animals donated by farmers and different businesses and we had some other items donated by businesses, too,” said Doornenbal, who added the federal government matches donations four-to-one, boosting the total to about $255,000. The goal for the one-day auction was $50,000, with proceeds going to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, which provides assistance in supply and growing food to communities in developing countries throughout the world. The initiative is backed by 15 different church-based missions from across Canada. Next up for the Ponoka branch is the planting season, as they work land south of Ponoka that also goes to raising money for the Foodgrains Project. There is no day set yet, that will all come down to the co-opera-
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It will be all hands on deck this summer at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Red Deer and District run Camp Alexo. The group will be starting a $1.2-million renovation project that is intended to set up the camp for the next 30 years. This year, there is a long to-do list that organizers want built in one weekend: two new activity shelters, an enviro wash house (waterless bathroom), two walking bridges, a multi-purpose games court, two new 20-person cabins, replace/expand a storage building, an entry gate and sign, and expand the sunset house. The work this summer accounts for roughly $400,000 of the total project price tag. Red Deer Youth and Volunteer Centre fund development director John Johnston says they hope to complete this “camp makeover” for this summer over the June 6 to 8 weekend. “This is unprecedented, we’ve never done this before,” he said. Finding skilled volunteers to donate their time to the Weekend Warriors initiative has not been a problem. In fact, they are bracing for as many as 300 workers at the camp. Already, 156 have registered. But they are still looking for skilled tradespeople in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and machine operation who want to help out. The three days will not be all work and no play. All camping and meals will be provided free of charge, and after a 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. workday, there will be live music and entertainment after supper. “People can bring their families, there’s no cost, all we’re asking for is a weekend of their time to make a difference,” said Johnston. Next year, the goal is to tackle big ticket items like the kitchen and dinning hall facilities. But the initial work needs to be completed first. Each summer, Camp Alexo is home to 350 to 400 children — approximately 100 at a time — and more throughout the year. In 30 years, the camp has impacted more than 18,500 children. For those who want to get involved, contact the Red Deer Youth and Volunteer Centre at 403-342-6500 or online at www. bbbsreddeer.ca. firstname.lastname@example.org
tion of the weather, but hopes are they will be able to hit the field in the next couple of weeks. For more information regarding the Canadian Foodgrains Bank go to www. foodgrainsbank.ca.
Funds sought for St. Luke’s shingles It will be raining shingles next month outside St. Luke’s Anglican Church. The church’s Raise the Roof campaign, seeking to raise money for shingle replacement, has raked in $5,000 from public donations so far after launching at the end of March. That figure combined with what was raised within the St. Luke’s community over the winter is enough to start and complete the first phase of the church’s refurbishment, said Rev. Noel Wygiera. The asphalt shingles on the roof are in need of replacement and will cost around $30,000 but the building requires at least another $250,000 to $300,000 in restoration and repair work, he said. The roof is just a “starting point; the tip of the iceberg, so to speak,” said Wygiera. “There is work that needs to be done to correct structural issues with the building itself, as well as rehabilitation of the sandstone blocks.” Cooper Roofing is scheduled to begin the reshingling on June 16. The church, Red Deer’s oldest and a provincial historic site, is located at 4929 54th St. and opened in 1900, despite not being officially completed until 1906. Residents can still make donations to the campaign by calling 403-346-3402 or emailing email@example.com.
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Red Deerians browsed through a variety of specially-crafted and handmade products at the All Things Pretty market on Saturday at the Westerner Chalet. Approximately 30 vendors took part in the event, offering would-be buyers unique jewelry, hair, and decor items not found anywhere else.
Buffett shrugs off concerns about conglomerate MORE THAN 30,000 PEOPLE MAKE ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO OMAHA TO HEAR HIM SPEAK BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett shrugged off concerns about his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, which has trailed the overall market, and told shareholders Saturday to remain optimistic about his company, as well as the American economy. More than 30,000 people descended on the annual gathering to listen to Buffett and Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, who faced tough questions about Berkshire’s prospects for growth and acquisitions, and also how Buffett came to handle a vote on pay packages crafted for Coca-Cola executives, a company in which Berkshire holds a major stake. Buffett abstained from voting Berkshire’s 400 million shares against the compensation plan last week, though he has long advocated against exorbitant executive pay, and after he described Coca-Cola’s package as excessive. “I thought this was the most effective way of behaving at Berkshire,” Buffett said Saturday. Buffett said he told Coke’s CEO privately that he opposed the compensation plan, but didn’t want to criticize the company publicly or join another Coke investor’s very public campaign to curtail that pay. “We made a clear statement about the excessiveness of the plan, but we didn’t go to war with Coke in any way,” Buffett said. Shareholder Jake Kamm said the explanation Buffett offered initially for not voting against the pay
package was not convincing. “It’s a little bit of spin,” said Kamm, who teaches finance at Baldwin Wallace University near Cleveland, Ohio. Buffett said the true test will come when Coke reveals its pay packages over the next year. Buffett’s son, Howard Buffett, serves on Coke’s board and supported the compensation plan, which raised some hackles among Berkshire shareholders because he is on the shortlist to take a powerful position at the company on Buffett’s departure. But Buffett said Berkshire shareholders shouldn’t worry about his preference that his son one day become Berkshire’s chairman. Buffett also defended joining with investment firm 3G Capital last year to buy H.J. Heinz Co. That $23.3 billion deal represents a shift in Buffett’s investing style because Berkshire usually operates alone and leaves the companies it acquires largely unchanged. “I do think 3G does a magnificent job running a business,” Buffett said. Since the acquisition, 3G has announced plans to eliminate roughly 2,000 jobs and close three manufacturing plants to improve efficiency. Buffett said he doesn’t expect Berkshire to use 3G’s approach, but the two may pair up on future deals and he expects Heinz profits to improve significantly. Inevitably, there were rumblings about Berkshire’s failure to beat the stock market in four of the past five years.
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Women making gains in finance, business Women are making strides in the and professional services, information financial services sector, both as em- technology and skilled trades. ployees and clients, and increasingly “To succeed in the new global econare venturing into entrepreneurship omy, Canada needs a stronger culture and starting their own businesses. of innovation in our business commuAccording to Statistics Canada, the nity with greater focus on continual innumber of self-employed women in novation and productivity and less risk Canada increased by 16 per aversion to change,” said cent in the last decade, comKelly Lynch, vice-chair of pared to a growth rate of BMO Financial Group. “Ennine per cent among men. trepreneurial start-ups are Similarly, the financial the genesis for future small services sector has come a and medium Canadian long way in the last 20 years business that will create in terms of how it treats fejobs and drive the economy male employees and clients. for us and our children.” However, addressing gender Another BMO study issues still needs to be a prifound that the majority of ority for the industry. Canadians feel that the fiWhile men account for the nancial services sector has majority of small business become more equitable TALBOT owners, women are closing in the way it treats female BOGGS the gap. Fifty-eight per cent customers, compared to of women would like to start their male counterparts, in their own business within the last 20 years, and bethe next five years, with the lieve the industry is doing hospitality and restaurant sectors top- a better job of treating female clients ping the list, according to a BMO Bank more equitably over the same period. of Montreal study. Sixty-four per cent of Canadians (70 “More and more women are ventur- per cent of women) believe that male ing out and starting their own busi- clients are treated in a preferential nesses, and with the current lending way over female clients by the financonditions and historically low inter- cial services industry and 79 per cent est rates the timing couldn’t be better,” of Canadians (81 per cent women) besaid Sandra Henderson, senior vice- lieve that, when a male-female couple president, eastern Ontario division, of meets with a financial professional, BMO Bank of Montreal’s personal and the male client is generally viewed as commercial banking. the primary decision-maker. The food and accommodation indusGenerally, the financial services intries historically have represented the dustry has made the assumption that highest share of businesses with wom- men have been handling finances in en as the majority owner. Twenty-sev- the family but now it is discovering en per cent of aspiring women entre- there are a lot of women who are repreneurs are looking to start business ally handling the finances behind the in this sector, up from 19 per cent last scenes. year, followed by the arts, entertainment and recreation sector, business Please see FINANCE on Page A9
OTTAWA — Canada’s economy is exhibiting signs of warming with the weather, as the end of winter’s deep freeze appears to have set the stage for a second-quarter thaw. The Conference Board is the latest to detect improving conditions, saying Friday that its composite leading index had advanced 0.4 per cent in March, while also revising the February measure upward to 0.4 per cent. The most encouraging signal, however, was fresh labour data from the United States showing that its economy had created 288,000 jobs in April — while also upgrading the employment numbers for February and March — to post the best U.S. unemployment rate in more than five years: 6.3 per cent. “Our view now is we will get a little stronger U.S. economy in the second quarter and rest of the year and hopefully we’ll benefit a little better than we have on the trade side,” said Pedro Antunes, deputy chief economist with the Ottawa-based think-tank. Scotiabank economists Derek Holt and Dov Zigler said the U.S. jobs number “is consistent” with their call for four per cent growth in the U.S. economy in the second quarter, the April to June months. The big mover in the Conference Board’s March composite index, a forward-looking measure that tracks 10 different elements of economic activity, was on the exports side, a welcome development for the Bank of Canada. In recent statements to Commons and Senate committees this week, Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz voiced concern that exports have not adequately tracked U.S. demand, suggesting Canada may be missing out on up to $40 billion in exports. But he added that going forward he expects shipments will rise with demand. On the positive side, he also flagged the possibility that the U.S. recovery may accelerate faster than the bank’s own forecast predicts, noting that forecasters often undershoot the pace of recovery once it takes hold. The bank has long held that it will take a fully realized U.S. recovery to not only light a fire under Canadian exporters, but also instill confidence among corporate leaders to invest in capacity-generating equipment and to significantly increase hiring. This is especially critical to the Canadian economy going forward, said Antunes, because the composite indicator also points to softening housing sales and consumer spending. As well, government austerity, particularly at the federal level, is not helping out growth. At present, Antunes said the most likely scenario is that the spring forward in economic activity is mostly a bounce-back from the winter slowdown and hence short-lived, although that could change if the U.S. recovery is strong. Canadians will get additional evidence of where the economy is headed next week when federal agencies releases three key indicators — on merchandise trade for March, and housing starts and employment data for April.
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BUFFETT: Stock will continue to grow Buffett said investors shouldn’t have been surprised that Berkshire’s results trailed the S&P 500 last year. “We will underperform in very strong up years,” Buffett said. Shareholder Jack Lewis, from Holt, Missouri, said he’s happy with Berkshire. “Berkshire is the kind of stock that’s not going to be a super growth stock,” Lewis said. “It’s going to be a stock that will continue to grow.” Buffett and Munger have said for several years that the massive size of Berkshire makes it impossible to match the investment gains that the company delivered decades ago. “It’s not a tragedy that you succeed so much that future returns go down,” Munger said. “That’s success.” Berkshire will keep looking for possible acquisitions, preferably large ones, to boost profits and use some of its roughly $49 billion in cash. Buffett reiterated Saturday that he’d be willing to sell stocks or even take on more debt if he needed more resources for a quality acquisition. “If we see a really good $50 billion acquisition, we’ll find a way to do it,” Buffett said. American businesses are doing great, Buffett said, and he doesn’t see signs that a bubble is forming in bonds or any other assets even after years of interest rates near zero. Retired salesman Robert Brillante made his first trip to the annual meeting from Washington D.C. this year to listen to Buffett and to experience the spectacle. “He’s always been my hero, so I figured I had to make the pilgrimage,” said Brillante, as he stood a few feet away from a mob of admirers trying to get a glimpse of Buffett as he toured an exhibit featuring products from the companies owned by Berkshire Hathaway. At one point, a pack of shareholders six-people deep followed Buffett throughout the exhibition hall while supermodel Kathy Ireland, the former Sports Illustrated model who sells products at Berkshire’s Nebraska Furniture Mart, attracted a handful of fans a few feet away. Roughly 97 per cent of Berkshire Hathaway Class A and Class B share-
holders rejected a proposal that would have encouraged the conglomerate to pay a dividend. Buffett and the board had opposed the idea because they believe shareholders gain more if the cash is reinvested. Berkshire owns roughly 80 subsidiaries, including clothing, furniture and jewelry firms. Its insurance and utility businesses typically account for more than half of the company’s net income. It also has major investments in such companies as Coca-Cola Co. and Wells Fargo & Co. Online: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.: www. berkshirehathaway.com
FINANCE: Women will control more of wealth going forward “The truth of the matter is that women now represent 50 per cent of the workforce and women are going to control 75 per cent of the wealth going forward,” Charyl Galpin, co-head of BMO Nesbit Burns, recently told a panel on international women’s day. While women have made great strides in the workplace there is still a “glass ceiling that hinders women from advancing their careers beyond a certain point.” Two-thirds of Canadians believe men have more career opportunities than their female counterparts and 87 per cent believe the financial services sector should be doing more to help female employees achieve a better workhome life balance. “While our industry has definitely become more aware of some of the challenges female employees face and continues to address them, the job is by no means done,” Galpin said. “It’s incumbent on both men and women to ‘be the change’ on a daily basis. We all have a role to play in ensuring that gender equity is the norm in all workplaces.” 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.
Tech sector looks to Silicon Valley for growth BY DAVID FRIEND THE CANADIAN PRESS Ask city officials in Kitchener and Waterloo, Ont., where the future of Canada’s technology sector lies, and they’ll show you a map of Silicon Valley. The bustling stretch between sunny San Francisco and San Jose — home to giants like Google and Apple — has become the template for a new vision of Ontario’s technology sector, which is redefining itself in the wake of BlackBerry’s massive layoffs. Instead of going it solo, Waterloo organizers hope to mimic Silicon Valley by strengthening ties to tech organizations in Toronto. The goal is creating a new technology “supercluster,” said Iain Klugman, president and CEO of Communitech, a government-funded organization that rallies behind Waterloo technology firms. “We need to gang up to take on the world,” he said. “Toronto and Waterloo are different enough that we each bring something significant to the table. It’s a massive asset we’ve got.” In the past, complementary traits between the two cities were rarely synchronized, which left both isolated, even though together they employ more than 205,000 people in the tech sector. Communitech estimates it worked with 802 active startups over the past year, with 464 of them putting roots down in Waterloo during the same period. While numbers for Toronto are more fragmented, organizations there suggest about 1,500 active startups exist in the area. Here’s where the potential lies, said Rod Regier, executive director of economic development in Kitchener. Waterloo, like San Jose, is widely regarded as the brain centre of Canada’s tech talent, helped by the steady flow of graduates from the University of Waterloo. Toronto, like San Francisco, is an international travel hub with a large chunk of the country’s venture capitalists located on Bay Stret in the downtown core. “What I’m not saying is that we’re trying to replicate Silicon Valley or anything like that,” Regier said. “We just need to be more strategic.” Unlike Silicon Valley, where developed suburban communities fill in the gaps, the link between Waterloo and Toronto is tenuous. A journey down Highway 401 from Waterloo begins with mostly farmland and cement barriers until near Toronto when a concentration of industrial buildings eventually give way to the big city. Silicon Valley could have been de-
scribed in a similar way, but the presence of Stanford University and its graduates laid the foundation for a thriving community built decades ago — first on silicon chip innovation and innovative companies like HewlettPackard and Xerox. Since then, the region has grown to include software and Internet giants such as Netflix, Amazon and Pixar. Ontario has struggled to define itself as a technology centre. Ottawa thrived for years as Silicon Valley North, an epicentre of growth with companies such as Nortel Networks and JDS Uniphase Corp. employing thousands during the dot-com boom. After the bust, BlackBerry emerged in Waterloo as a force to be reckoned with as smartphones became mainstream and international names like Huawei Technologies, Cisco Systems and Rockstar Games moved into the region. While all of this happened, Toronto sat on the outskirts of the technology booms as more of an afterthought. “One of the problems with Toronto is that the ecosystem is highly fragmented geographically,” said John Ruffolo, CEO of the venture capital wing of the Ontario Municipal Employee Retirement System. “A key ingredient is the physicality of people and ideas colliding with each other serendipitously. The next evolution is to connect the two dots.” Underdeveloped transit infrastructure may be the best place to start. Last week, Ontario Transportation Minister Glen Murray unveiled plans to help bridge the gap that’s hindered development in the region. The provincial government says it would consider a high-speed rail line between London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto, as part of an environmental assessment scheduled for the fall. The rail line would address persistent complaints that there’s a lack of sufficient public transit between Waterloo and Toronto, and infrequent Go Train schedules that have left commuters frustrated and turning to the highway in droves. Large companies, like Google and Open Text, have tried lighten the burden on employees with coach buses that ship them from Toronto to Waterloo for regular collaboration sessions with their colleagues. Last week, software company Open Text pledged to create 1,200 jobs in the province over the next seven years with the help of a grant from the provincial government. Google is expanding its presence too, moving from a small office to a 185,000 square foot space in Kitchener later this year that could mean further hiring is in the works.
High-end travellers can now have bed, bath suite WILLINGNESS TO SPEND BIG ON PREMIUM SEATS CAN BOOST AIRLINE’S BOTTOM LINE have criticized the facility, which is largely funded by the UAE, alleging it puts American carriers at a disadvantage. Since starting operations in 2003, Etihad has built a fleet of 96 planes. It carried 11.5 million passengers and posted a profit of $62 million last year. It has ordered more than 220 additional planes, including 10 Airbus A380s and 71 Boeing 787s being outfitted with new interiors introduced Sunday. Among the promised amenities for those aircraft are 11-inch seatback TV screens in economy, a “lobby” on the A380s featuring a semi-
circular leather couch and bar area for first and business class passengers, and prayer areas for Muslim passengers that can be curtained off and have an electronic indicator pointing the way to Mecca. Etihad has been aggressively building stakes in foreign carri-
ers, including Virgin Australia and Germany’s second largest airline Air Berlin. It has for months been considering buying a piece of struggling Italian carrier Alitalia. Hogan had no comment on those negotiations Sunday. Its bigger rival Emirates, based in nearby
Dubai, has offered onboard showers to firstclass passengers aboard its double-decker Airbus A380s since the plane joined the fleet in 2008. It also separates coach passengers from those in business and first class on an entirely different floor in its dedicated concourse in Dubai.
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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Talk about some serious legroom. Etihad Airways, a fastgrowing Mideast carrier, laid out plans Sunday to offer passengers who find first-class seats a bit too tight a miniature suite featuring a closedoff bedroom, private bathroom and a dedicated butler. It is the latest salvo in the worldwide battle among airlines for wellheeled customers. Their willingness to spend big on premium seats can make a big difference to an airline’s bottom line. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier revealed the front-of-plane amenities as part of a broader rollout of plush new cabin offerings for dozens of long-range jetliners it plans to receive over the coming years. Etihad Chief Executive James Hogan conceded that offering what the airline says is the first-of-its-kind multiroom suite helps generate buzz, but that ultimately it is a serious effort to bring in more cash. The carrier already woos the flying elite with perks including firstclass onboard chefs and in-flight nannies. “Obviously there’s going to be a halo effect in
the positioning of Etihad Air as a premium carrier,” he said. “But we wouldn’t do it unless we felt we could make money with it. ... This is a top-end market. There is demand here.” Etihad is the smallest of three rapidly expanding, government-backed Gulf carriers redrawing global aviation maps by funneling travellers through their desert hubs. Its base in the Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi, this year became the first in the Mideast to open a U.S. preclearance facility staffed by American customs and border officials. U.S. pilots and members of Congress
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The Boss helps jazz it up CLOSES SATURDAY’S NEW ORLEANS JAZZ FEST WITH A HIGH-ENERGY, SURPRISE-FILLED PERFORMANCE come a symbol of the anti-war movement when he moved to Canada to avoid the draft. Flags blew in the wind amid a sun-filled sky and balmy temperatures. It was a day of guest performances as percussionist Cyril Neville took the stage with Voices of the Wetlands Allstars — Tab Benoit, Michael Doucette and drummer Johnny Vidocovich — for a set that included Louisiana Sunshine.
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NEW ORLEANS — Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band returned to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Saturday, giving thousands of fans the show they hoped for, but some left wanting more. He kicked off his three-hour set with High Hopes, the title track of his latest album, before launching into some of his more popular songs including Hungry Heart, Mary Don’t You Weep, Wrecking Ball, Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out, Pay Me My Money Down,“ and a cover of the folk song Jesse James. He also got a little help from his wife, Patti Scialfa, for When The Saints Go Marching In. Springsteen surprised the crowd on at least three occasions with a visit into the mass of people in front of the stage, slapping hands with fans and, at one time, accepting a beer from someone drinking nearby. He chugged the 12-ounce beverage within minutes to rousing applause and then threw the empty can back into the crowd to their approval once again. In another instance, he pulled a fan from the crowd to boogie with him on stage for “Dancing in the Dark.” Former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, who has been playing gigs with Springsteen since last year, sang a duet with him on The Ghost of Tom Joad, and later, rocker John Fogerty joined him for a couple of songs, including Proud Mary. He closed the show with a hard sung rendition of Thunder Road.
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One of the biggest rock bands of the 1970s is will play the Centrium in October. Four-time Grammy winner Doobie Brothers will make a stop in Red Deer on Oct. 21 with tickets going on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. The Doobie Brothers broke through on the music scene with their 1972 sophomore effort Toulouse Street and have gone on to record three multi-platinum, seven platinum and 14 gold albums — topped by their 1976 Best of the Doobies, which has sold more than 11 million copies and achieved diamond status. All told, they have sold more than 30 million albums with their roots-based sound. The Doobies have racked up five top 10 singles and 16 top 40 hits. But despite this success, they have not been afraid to evolve as a band, recently recording their first country record that will be released later this year, featuring some of the genre’s biggest stars. The lineup for the Doobie Brothers still includes founding members Patrick Simmons (singer, songwriter, guitarist), Tom Johnston (drums) and longtime member John McFee, who plays several instruments.
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Old friend has become negative Dear Annie: What do you do with an old and dear friend who now says something negative at every opportunity? “Lorene” and I live in different states, but used to be in touch daily by phone and on Facebook and have spent time together fairly often when she visits her family here. For years, we were as close as sisters. Then, last year, as Lorene prepared for a reunion with her high school class, she began to change toward me. She hurt my feelings a number of times with subtle snipes and negative comments and, eventually, with a snub that was so insulting, we had a falling out. We didn’t speak for some time, but I missed my friend and reconnected with her on Facebook. She welcomed my friend request, MITCHELL but ever since, the snipes and & SUGAR negative comments have been ongoing. If I post a photo from a lovely vacation somewhere, Lorene makes a negative comment about the place, the weather, the cost or that I was alone there. If I post about some activity I’m planning, she’s full of warnings and cautions. If I post an old family
photo, she turns my happy memory into a feeling of loss, commenting about how sad it is that others in the photo died before me. When I tried to discuss her attitude, she became defensive and seemed to misunderstand me, so I dropped it. This is someone who used to call me every day to chat. We have many mutual friends, so it’s impossible to avoid her. I miss my friend and don’t understand where she went. Should I unfriend her on Facebook? Should I just “take it” in silence? What would you do? — Mourning a Lost Friendship Dear Mourning: Might Lorene be having health issues that affect her personality? Suggest she talk to her doctor because you’re worried about her. Is she only negative about you? It could be jealousy or some long-forgotten argument. And it is not uncommon for some people, as they age, to develop a habit of complaining. Lorene may have no idea how she comes across. It is unlikely that she will ever be the woman you once knew. Can you accept her as she is, ignoring the negativity and focusing only on the good things? Would you rather limit contact, using Facebook to keep track of her, but without phone calls and visits? You don’t need to cut her off completely, but decide what her friendship is worth to you and respond accordingly. Dear Annie: In my community, there are a lot of “open house” parties, especially around the holi-
HOROSCOPES Monday, May 5 21): Interactions with those on a professional front is favored. CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DATE: Adele, 25; Craig Give your personal view. At this stage, you are more able David, 32; Richard E. Grant, 56 to find the practical solution to any query that could pop up. THOUGHT OF THE DAY: The There is great harmony for you now — much pleasure and day will start off on a very comfortabundance are in store for today. able note and this will in turn help SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your life will open up you re-establish your true voice and with great gusto today. passion. Passionate self-expression and romance is in the air, leadThere will still be a need to reing towards more inspired conversations. Those in your daily work your actions in order to bring routine will lend a helping hand as you are fully engaged with more stability and harmony back creating more happiness in this world. into your life, but there is a triumph CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Deep conversation with of awareness of what you personthose significant relationships in your life will inspire more love ally love and how you want to exand harmony in your life on a professional front and at home. press that passion with others. What you value about yourself most in this life will be highHAPPY BIRTHDAY: If today is lighted and pronounced today. LARISA MAIRA your birthday, this year will be the Express your passion now! OZOLINS start of your true passions emergAQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Conversations today will ing. inspire you to make your mark on the world. True passion is Gone are the days when you shown by your every word today. Look to your ancestry for would let others dampen your inner truth in action, whether in spirit or on earth. child’s joy. There will be more of an opportunity to take comfort at home and with family. Share this with your loved one and this year will prove to be very rewarding for you. Let your truth shine, you’ll be rewarded justly. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Today will mark a time Are your dentures loose, when your personal attractions cracked or worn? will reach a new high. If there have been any iscall us today and get sues with seeing eye to eye with your romantic interest, your smile back discussions of your values today will go over extremely well. Stand up for yourself; others will be swayed easily now. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A tremendous amount of energy has been going into your work and you’ve almost felt like you are running around all day. Relax, entertain your inner www.dentureandimplantcentre.ca | thedenturecentre.net passions and joy. Have that discussion about your feelings with loved ones — their words will be comforting to you now. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Sudden insight into an issue that has been troubling you will reveal itself today. Discuss what’s on your mind with your siblings, or your peer group. They will offer some practical advice and truly shine the light onto what it is you are truly passionate about. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your mind is geared towards increasing your finances today. You are definitely attracting others to you on the professional front. Just be sure to take practical advice from friends. They are the ones who are looking at life in the right light. Find your passion and shine! LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You are definitely in the spotlight now. Share your opinions now with those at work, have that conversation with your boss, there’s an inclination for them to get passionate about your suggestion, now than ever before. Make sure what you say and what you do are in step. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Listen to your dreams — they are giving insight into your true passions and inner calling. The energy you are putting into your finances is paying off. Take some down time to meditate and relax. It will help you regain that inner glow that daily stresses reduce. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Go and hang out with friends and enjoy the atmosphere. This is where you want to be today. You’ll attract the direct and to the point type interactions now and this is exactly what you need in order to know your inner truth. Be truthful about what you want now. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov.
days. I was under the impression that we are invited to come and celebrate, have a glass of wine or whatever. But many of the people attending brought gifts for the hosts. I didn’t. Was this the proper thing to do? I believe your advice will help our retirement community. — No Present Guest Dear No: Large, informal open-house parties where you drop by for a drink and leave do not necessitate a gift, but do write and thank your hosts afterward. Some people bring gifts anyway, and if this is the custom in your community (or if you would feel uncomfortable coming empty-handed), it’s perfectly OK to bring wine, candy or something small and holiday appropriate. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Is There Hope for Me?” who said her husband shows no affection toward her after 27 years of marriage. Everything was the way he wanted it. Her marriage sounds similar to mine. After 43 years, we are now in the process of divorcing. I have had more than enough of having it his way. I am a clergywoman and regret that I was not strong enough to make this move years ago. Yes, there’s hope. Do something. It’s your life. — C. Please email your questions to email@example.com, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. Their actions will inspire you to make the most of your life today. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): There is great opportunity to speak your truth and for it to be taken more seriously now. It will be a passionate all around day. A work project will have greater recognition now. Be proud of your efforts. Others will definitely want to see you shine and shine you will! Larisa Maira Ozolins is an internationally syndicated astrologer and columnist. Her column appears daily in the Advocate.
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Penguins 3 Rangers 0 PITTSBURGH — Kris Letang broke a scoreless tie in the second period and Marc-Andre Fleury made 22 saves for his seventh playoff shutout to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-0 victory over the New York Rangers on Sunday night, tying the second-round series one game apiece. Letang’s 15th career post-season goal matched Larry Murphy’s record for Penguins defencemen. Jussi Jokinen scored during a third-period power play, and Evgeni Malkin added an empty-net goal for the Penguins, who managed a home split in the first two games with the suddenly weary Rangers. Game 3 is Monday night in New York. Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for New York, but the Rangers mustered little offence while playing their fourth game in six days. New York’s limp power play went 0 for 4 and hasn’t scored in 29 straight advantages. The Rangers have lost eight straight
Pittsburgh Penguins’ Beau Bennett (19) can’t get his stick on a puck in front of New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30) in the first period of game 2 of a second-round NHL playoff hockey series in Pittsburgh Sunday. Game 2s and have dropped an NHL-record 13 consecutive games when leading in a series. They had their chances to jump ahead early, only to be let down again by the power play. Three times in the first 10 minutes New York went to the power play, and three times the Rangers spent two minutes skating around as though they were killing time before getting back to even strength. Only Lundqvist seemed interested in sending the Rangers back to New York with a commanding 2-0 lead. He was typically brilliant, particularly when Pittsburgh captain Sidney Crosby was on the ice. The NHL’s leading scorer and Hart Trophy finalist is in the midst of a lengthy post-season scoring funk. He began the night without a goal in 12 straight playoff games, a span that included 327 shifts and 275 minutes of
ice time. However, the slump has had Crosby’s teammates rising to the captain’s defence. Pittsburgh coach Dan Bylsma insisted early Sunday he anticipated seeing Crosby at his “best” with the season possibly at stake. Bylsma was right. For the first time in weeks, Crosby looked like himself. Relentless at both ends of the ice, the jump in his game that was missing at times during a listless performance in Game 1 returned. During one stretch at the end of the first period he produced a pair of scoring opportunities, including a nifty deke around two defenders before he ripped a wrist shot that just missed the net. Each time Crosby appeared poised to end the drought, Lundqvist found a way to get a piece of the puck. He made a sprawling leg save on a tip-in attempt by Crosby, though Lundqvist wasn’t so
fortunate the next time down. Chris Kunitz began a breakout by feeding Malkin at the New York blue line. Malkin slipped the puck over to Letang, who flipped it at the end. Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi dived headfirst to block the attempted pass to Kunitz. Girardi did his job, but the puck deflected off his stick and past a surprised Lundqvist to give Pittsburgh the lead. Fleury had little problem letting the one-goal advantage stand up. The Rangers rarely challenged him over the final 30 minutes, and Jokinen and Malkin removed any remaining drama by scoring twice in the last 5 minutes. Jokinen banged in a rebound off a shot by James Neal for his fourth goal of the playoffs with 3:30 remaining. Malkin beat two Rangers to tap in an empty-net goal with 54 seconds left as the Penguins exhaled.
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Toronto Raptors’ Terrence Ross (31) fouls Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams as Raptor’s Jonas Valanciunas looks on during second half NBA game seven playoff basketball action in Toronto on Sunday.
Nets 104 Raptors 103 TORONTO — DeMar DeRozan leaned over Kyle Lowry after the final buzzer sounded to end the Toronto Raptors’ season — Lowry was laying distraught on the floor, his face in his hands. DeRozan was above him, speaking with urgency. It was a moment that said volumes about this young Raptors squad: their unexpected record-breaking season and their thrilling run through the playoffs, and the bonds they built along the way. “That’s my man,” Lowry said of DeRozan. “He said, ’If anybody is taking that shot, I’m living and dying with you taking that shot, or trying to attempt to get that shot off.’ It was a great brotherly moment.” Lowry, who led the Raptors with 28 points Sunday, had just been blocked on a shot at the buzzer, giving the Brooklyn Nets a 104-103 Game 7 victory and ending the Raptors’ first playoff run in six seasons. “The play was to get me the ball, but they did a good job of trapping me, and I didn’t get that shot off that I wanted to get off,” said Lowry. Amir Johnson had a playoff-high 20 points plus 10 rebounds before fouling out of the game with 7:53 to play. DeRozan added 18 points for the Raptors, who were hoping to see the second round of the playoffs for just the second
time in the franchise’s 19-year history. Patrick Patterson finished with 16 points, while Terrence Ross had 11. “I’m proud of our guys,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said afterward. “Nobody gave them a snowball’s chance in you-know-where to be here. Each game (in the series), a young player grew and learned something. “This group has a lot of stuff in front of them, a lot of basketball in front of them. This organization’s in a great spot. They’re going to be good.” Still, it was a heartbreaking ending to a season that began with low expectations but ended with such high hopes, the remarkable turnaround coming after the seven-player trade in December that sent Rudy Gay to Sacramento. The Raptors went on to record a franchise-high 48 wins, claim the Atlantic Division title and earn the No. 3 seed in the East. “It’s definitely tough to take this loss, but we had a helluva fight, man,” said DeRozan, holding his infant daughter Diar, clad in a tiny No. 10 jersey with a big red bow in her hair. “Nobody picked us to make it this far, to win these many games.” A one-point game was a fitting ending to a season-long battle between these two teams. The total scores were identical — 1070-1070 — over the 10 games played. Toronto, desperate to keep its season going, played like
it was feeling the pressure for much of the afternoon, trailing by as much as 12 points in the third quarter in front of an Air Canada Centre crowd that was hungry for a playoff series win. They trailed 81-73 going into the fourth, but a Toronto team that has been so strong down the stretch all season pulled within five on a basket by Lowry with 7:20 to play. With the fans on their feet for the final couple of minutes left, the Raptors kept their foot on the pedal and it was a three-point game with 22 seconds left. Lowry drove to the hoop for a basket to cut the deficit to a point, but Shaun Livingston made two free throws to put Brooklyn back up by three with 13 seconds to play. Ross answered with a basket, and then stole the ball off Livingston with six seconds left. Lowry drove to the rim on the Raptors’ final possession, but three Nets players clogged the lane, and it was game over. “I just told him, ’Don’t worry about it,”’ said DeRozan, who ran to Lowry after buzzer. “I can sleep at night knowing he took that shot. I can live with that. Don’t be down on yourself, that’s what I was telling him. I told him without him we wouldn’t even be in that situation.” The capacity crowd of 20,457 chanted “Let’s go Raptors!” as the dejected players left the court.
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Canadiens head home ready to put Game 2 collapse behind them BY THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL — Now that they’re home, the Montreal Canadiens may want to tilt the Bell Centre ice in the Boston Bruins’ direction. It only seemed to be the other way around in the opening two games of their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal, which the two teams split even though the Bruins had a wide advantage in puck possession and pressure. The Canadiens have their power play, which went 4-for-9, and strong play from goalie from Carey Price to thank for having their best-of-seven series tied 1-1 going into home games Tuesday and Thursday at their 21,273-seat arena. The Bruins have dominated at even
strength, outscoring Montreal 8-3. “The first thing is, when they come into our zone, we have to do a better job of getting on the puck first, being quicker,” defenceman Josh Gorges said Sunday on a conference call. “Even if they get to the puck, we’ve got to try to stop their cycle, eliminate it right away and get the puck moving. “We’ve got to spend more time down in their end. Wear them down, so when they get the puck out, they’re not fresh and able to play in our end as much.” Despite the troubles in clearing their zone, the Canadiens won the series opener 4-3 in double overtime after blowing a 2-0 lead. They wasted a 3-1 advantage as the Bruins scored four times in the last 9:04 of the third period for a 5-3 win in Game 2 on Saturday afternoon.
For fans of obscure statistics, it was the first time the Bruins ever won a playoff game in regulation time after overcoming a two-goal deficit in the third period. Blowing leads is epidemic in this year’s post-season. On the same night, Anaheim gave up a goal in the dying seconds of regulation and then lost in overtime to Los Angeles. Eleven of the first 53 playoff games this year have seem teams come back from two or more goals to win, compared to only eight in all of last year’s post-season. “It just shows that all teams are competitive and want to win and that no team will give up,” said Gorges. “Everyone knows the importance of winning these games and that no lead is ever safe and no team ever quits. Boston didn’t give up. They kept coming.
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“Moving forward, the biggest thing for us is to not stop playing our game. We can’t sit back and try to protect a lead. We have to keep pushing forward and be aggressive and keep playing our game.” Coach Michel Therrien doesn’t think sitting on the lead was the problem. He pointed out that the Canadiens had allowed only one shot on goal in the first 10 minutes of the third period. “We had good puck pressure, we were in full control,” Therrien said. “But it takes breaks to win. “Look at the (Patrice) Bergeron goal. The puck took a funny hop in front of the net and went over Carey’s shoulder. I thought we were not a team that was playing on their heels.”
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Machan goes out with a win HAVOC FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 5
SYLVAN LAKE FIGHTER HOLDS ON TO TITLE WITH SUBMISSION WIN IN LAST HAVOC FIGHT
If Ryan Machan did indeed bid farewell to the Havoc Fighting Championship Friday night, he went out on a memorable note. The ‘Sylvan Lake Strangler’ turned in a successful second defence of his welterweight title with a first-round victory over American Richie Whitson during the main event of the Havoc 5 card at a packed Sheraton Convention Centre. Whitson, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, came into the fight with a 12-4 record and attempted to apply a tight choke on at least two occasions. But Machan, as the more experienced fighter, had no problem escaping potential trouble and applied a kimura (armlock) that forced his foe to submit 4:14 into the match. “Experience is big-time important,” said Machan, who improved to 22-9. “When someone takes your back when you’re newer, you panic a lit-
tle. But I’ve had over 30 fights. I’ve had people on my back lots. You just wait it out, work for your position and carry on.” Machan has likely run out of challenges on the Havoc circuit and will probably give up his title shortly. “I think this will be my last fight with Havoc,” he said. “I’ll vacate my belt and have someone else have a chance for it. I’m moving on to bigger promotions, better opportunities.” He was referring to Battlegrounds MMA and an eightman, single-elimination tournament June 27 in Oklahoma City. “That will be a big test, for sure. It’s potentially three fights in one night,” said Machan. “But I’m wired for the challenge.” If Machan does indeed step away from Havoc, his training partner at Arashi-Do Red Deer, Advin Omic, could be a candidate to fight for the welterweight crown. After defeating Andrew
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Richie Whitson of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho throws a kick at Sylvan Lake’s Ryan Machan during a the havoc welterweight title fight at the Havoc Fighting Championship in the Red Deer Sheraton, Friday. Machan won the fight with a kimura submission.
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RAPTORS: Earned it Joe Johnson scored 26 points to lead the Nets, who will face the two-time defending champion Heat beginning Tuesday in Miami. Marcus Thornton finished with 17. Deron Williams had 13 points, Kevin Garnett had 12 and Paul Pierce 10. “It feels so much better when you do it on the road because you know you earned it,” said Pierce, who was acquired along with Garnett in the offseason in the Nets’ plan to win an NBA title. “Everybody is against you. I can’t say some of the things they were calling me out there. You were against not only 15,000 in the building, you were against the 15,000 outside. Nobody is with you.” Lowry lingered long at his locker after the game. He arrived at the press conference still dressed in her jersey, his two-year-old son Karter at his side.
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Red Deer’s Advin Okic controls Campbell River, B.C.’s Andrew Buckland on the mat during their match at the Havoc Fighting Championship at the Red Deer Sheraton, Friday. Okic won the match with a rear-naked choke submission. Buckland of Campbell River, B.C., earlier on the five-fight pro card, Omic insisted he’s wouldn’t go up against Machan at the present time. Or ever, for that matter. “Ryan is my best friend in the world and he would whip my ass 10 times out of 10,” said Omic, who ran his pro record to 13-4. “He’s my best friend. I would never fight him or even want to fight him. We fight each other enough in the gym.” But he would be open to challenging for a vacant Havoc welterweight title if, say, Machan was to move on and perhaps get a shot with the top-tier UFC. “That would be awesome, and it would be awesome too for Ryan if he was to get into the UFC,” said Omic. “It’s time for the big show for Ryan.” Omic stepped into the ring Friday night with a heavy heart. “I dedicated that fight to Joey Hagel, a good friend of mine who passed away this week,” he explained. “It was really hard to want to go out and fight somebody after that, but it was nice to get the win for him and for myself as well.” Omic won by rear naked choke at 3:45 of the first round. The submission dropped Buckland’s record to 15-12-1. “I fought Andrew Buckland four years ago and he finished me real quick in the first round with a choke,” said Omic. “I got the choke for the win in the second fight so I’m pretty happy about it.” Earlier, Andrew Kloot of Champions Creed Martial Arts in Calgary made his pro debut with a third-round submission of Jemark Brady of Red Deer
Asked what was going through his mind he said: “What’s not? It’s a lot of things that could have been done differently, but this season has been a great season. I’ve had the best core group of teammates that I’ve ever had in my life, in my career. . . it’s just a lot. “Mad, frustrated. But understanding that this is only a stepping stone for my growth.” The Air Canada Centre and its fans resembled a massive Maple Leaf — fans in the end sections wore red “We The North” shirts, while fans in the middle sections wore white. Drake, former Raptor Charles Oakley, and Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf and his wife Elisha Cuthbert sat courtside. Coach Casey was forced to take the subway to the game. He got stuck in traffic due to road closures for the Toronto Marathon, and did a U-turn and headed for the subway. Pictures of Casey — dressed in a black bomber jacket with black Raptors T-shirt — surfaced on Twitter soon after. Casey, whose contract expires after this season, said his players will
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draw inspiration from the series, saying they’ll be in the gym on warm summer nights thinking about how close they came. “We would have loved to have been there. We put ourselves in a position, one shot, one free throw, one offensive rebound here or there. That close,” Casey said, holding up two fingers. “That’s what I told the team. We were right there.” Lowry becomes a free agent on July 1, but when asked about his future, he said his mind was still on the series and its ending. DeRozan said he hasn’t talked to Lowry about his future. “I don’t need to say nothing to him,” DeRozan said. “I’m not worried about that, the relationship Kyle and I have, he knows. I don’t have to say much. Why would he leave? That’s my opinion, that’s how I look at it.”
haps before the calendar turns to 2015. “I’ll leave it up to my coach, I always trust him,” said Lafantaisie. “I wouldn’t mind turning pro this year because I’ve put in a lot of time, but it’s not something I really want to rush. Before you can run you have to learn how to crawl. I’m just working on my game so I can be at the same level as other pros.” When told that one Havoc official suggested that Lafantaisie has no immediate opposition in the amateur heavyweight class, the fighter replied: “You know what, there’s always a bigger dog. I know of a couple amateurs who have some pretty impressive records, so the amateurs will come out. I’m far from untouchable. Everyone has their day.” Kris Pinky of Calgary opened the amateur card with a first-round submission of Sean Freund of Olds. Pinky won by armbar at the oneminute mark of the 170-pound bout. In the only bout of the evening to go the distance, Travis Marshall of Fort Saskatchewan defeated Dan Juricic of Calgary by split decision. Both fighters were making their cage debut in the 185-pound division. In the other amateur fights, Jayson Pyper of Red Deer recorded a first-round knockout of Andrew Marsden of Edmonton to improve to 3-1 in the 170-pound class, and Kent Soucy of Red Deer defeated Jason Huras of Calgary by guillotine 42 seconds into a 155-pound scrap to even his record at 1-1. gmeachem@reddeeradvocate. com
last line change. That might help keep the NHL’s first-place overall team somewhat at bay. It should allow the Canadiens to keep their top line away from Bruins defence anchor Zdeno Chara, who was plus-five in Game 2, and get better line match-ups. Therrien avoided questions on how he may use the advantage, but said the team will start making adjustments in practice on Monday that will be used in the next game. He was upbeat despite the blown lead, saying that if they had been offered before the series started to come home from Boston tied 1-1 they would gladly have taken it. “We went to play two games where it’s tough for any team to play in the NHL and we’re out of there with the series tied,” said Therrien. “That’s the big picture. I think it’s a boost of confidence for our players that we’re able to compete with that team and play with that team. And one thing for sure, playing at the Bell Centre, with the fans and support we’ve got, is a tough place for the other team to play.”
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in a 155-pound scrap. Kloot applied a triangle choke that ended the fight at 1:03 of the third round and dropped Brady’s record to 2-5. Dusty Kramps of Calgary also made a successful professional debut by submitting veteran Jason Gorny (6-13) of Edmonton. Kramps won by triangle choke 1:35 into the opening round of the 185-pound fight. In the other pro bout featuring a pair of Calgary athletes, Luis Huete ended a spirited 145-pound affair with Noah Ali with a rear naked choke at 3:35 of the first round. Huete improved to 4-1 while Ali fell to 5-2. The amateur card included five fights and the final bout featured undefeated heavyweight Chris Lafantaisie of Red Deer, who sent fivefoot-10, 240-pound Nolan Sakima of Bonnyville to the mat just 14 seconds into the match. With Sakima, who was making his cage debut, bleeding profusely from a gash near his eye, the fight was stopped at that point and Lafantaisie was declared the winner by technical knockout. While the six-foot-four, 265-pound Lafantaisie is still relatively new to the cage, it’s just a matter of time before he turns pro. He’s in no hurry, however. “Right now I’m just trying to get more experience. This was just my fourth fight,” he said. “I’m just training and working on my game plan. “As an amateur all you can really work on is yourself. Once you get to the pro level you can’t go back to amateur. It’s a bigger shark tank and I just want to be ready.” The time will come, per-
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Hockey WHL PLAYOFFS Round 4
Edm (roughing) 8:24, De Champlain Por (roughing) 8:24. Second Period 3. Portland, Bittner 5 (Petan, Leipsic) 4:32. Penalties — Moroz Edm (roughing) 6:43, Orban Edm (tripping) 17:04, Bjorkstrand Por (slashing) 18:07, Haar Por (high-sticking) 18:30. Third Period 4. Edmonton, Samuelsson 4 (Sautner, Reinhart) 13:32 (pp). Penalties — Petan Por (tripping) 12:17, Bench (served by Eller) Edm Edm (too many men) 17:13. Shots on goal by Edmonton 11 10 8 — 29 Portland 12 14 6 — 32
Portland vs. Edmonton (Portland leads series 1-0) Saturday, May. 3 Portland 5 Edmonton 2 Sunday, May. 4 Edmonton at Portland, 6 p.m. Tuesday, May. 6 Portland at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May. 7 Portland at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Friday, May. 9 x-Edmonton at Portland, 8 p.m. Sunday, May. 11 x-Portland at Edmonton, 4 p.m. Monday, May. 12 x-Edmonton at Portland, 8 p.m. x — if necessary.
Goal — Edmonton: Jarry (L, 12-4-0); Portland: Boes (W, 6-0-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Edmonton: 1-3; Portland: 0-4. Referees — Steve Papp, Derek Zalaski. Linesmen — Ron Dietterle, Nathan Van Oosten. Attendance — 10,645 at Portland.
Saturday’s summary Winterhawks 5, Oil Kings 2 First Period 1. Portland, Iverson 3 (Hanson, Turgeon) 2:50. 2. Portland, Bittner 3 (Pouliot, Petan) 18:07. 3. Portland, De Leo 8 (Bjorkstrand, Cederholm) 19:04. Penalties — Bjorkstrand Por (checking from behind) 0:11, Schoenborn Por (checking from behind) 6:07, Schoenborn Por (inter. on goaltender) 10:39. Second Period 4. Edmonton, Pollock 11, 0:20. 5. Edmonton, Samuelsson 3 (Orban, Petryk) 2:20. 6. Portland, Dumba 4 (Pouliot, Petan) 19:23 (pp). Penalties — Corbett Edm (hooking) 10:30, Pollock Edm (unsportsmanlike cnd.) 14:22, Samuelsson Edm (roughing) 17:39, Schoenborn Por (slashing) 17:39, Pollock Edm (slashing) 19:02. Third Period 7. Portland, Bittner 4 (Petan) 3:41. Penalties — Samuelsson Edm (cross-checking) 6:19, Irving Edm (roughing), Moroz Edm (roughing), Iverson Por (cross-checking), Turgeon Por (roughing) 8:51, Kulda Edm (cross-checking) 9:51. Shots on goal Edmonton 12 9 12 — 33 Portland 13 15 8 — 36 Goal — Edmonton: Jarry (L,12-3); Portland: Boes (W,5-0). Power plays (goal-chances) — Edmonton: 0-4; Portland: 1-5. Sunday’s summary Winterhawks 3, Oil Kings 1 First Period 1. Portland, De Leo 9 (Bjorkstrand) 2:12. 2. Portland, Leipsic 13 (Dumba, Bittner) 3:14. Penalties — Moroz Edm (tripping) 4:57, Reinhart
Western Hockey League Playoff Leaders SCORING G A Oliver Bjorkstrand, Por 15 15 Brendan Leipsic, Por 13 16 Derrick Pouliot, Por 4 24 Nicolas Petan, Por 7 18 Cole Sanford, MH 11 13 Trevor Cox, MH 8 15 Sam Reinhart, Koo 6 17 Curtis Valk, MH 12 9 Taylor Leier, Por 6 15 Jaedon Descheneau, Koo 10 10
Pts 30 29 28 25 24 23 23 21 21 20
GOALTENDING (Minimum 222 minutes played) W Corbin Boes, Por 6 Tristan Jarry, Edm 12 Marek Langhamer, MH 9 Brendan Burke, Por 8 Jordon Cooke, Kel 9
SO 0 2 0 1 0
L 0 4 9 2 5
GAA 1.73 2.14 2.35 2.52 3.18
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs SECOND ROUND Division Finals
Thursday, May 8 Boston at Montreal, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Montreal at Boston, TBD
2. Montreal, Weaver 1 (Plekanec, Gallagher) 1:09. 3. Montreal, Vanek 2 (Subban, Pacioretty) 18:09 (pp). Penalties — Miller Bos (roughing) 4:01, Eller Mtl (hooking) 10:28, Krug Bos (roughing) 16:09, Eller Mtl (unsportsmanlike conduct) 16:09, Meszaros Bos (roughing) 16:23, Bench Bos (Abusive language) 18:09. Third Period 4. Montreal, Vanek 3 (Subban, Desharnais) 6:30 (pp). 5. Boston, Hamilton 2 (Marchand, Bergeron) 10:56. 6. Boston, Bergeron 2 (Marchand) 14:17. 7. Boston, Smith 3 (Krug, Chara) 16:28. 8. Boston, Lucic 4 (Krejci, Miller) 18:54 (en). Penalties — Hamilton Bos (interference) 5:46. Shots on goal Montreal 6 15 7 — 28 Boston 13 13 9 — 35 Goal — Montreal: Price (L, 5-1-0); Boston: Rask (W, 5-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Montreal: 2-6; Boston: 0-3.
Metropolitan Division Pittsburgh (1) vs. N.Y. Rangers (2) (Series tied 1-1) Friday, May 2 NY Rangers 3 Pittsburgh 2, OT Sunday, May 4 NY Rangers 0, Pittsburgh 3 Monday, May 5 Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7 Pittsburgh at NY Rangers, 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 9 x-NY Rangers at Pittsburgh, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division Chicago (3) vs. Minnesota (WC) (Chicago leads series 2-0) Friday, May 2 Chicago 5 Minnesota 2 Sunday, May 4 Chicago 4 Minnesota 1 Tuesday, May 6 Chicago at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Friday, May 9 Chicago at Minnesota, TBD Sunday, May 11 x-Minnesota at Chicago, TBD Pacific Division Anaheim (1) vs. Los Angeles (3) (Los Angeles leads series 1-0) Saturday, May 3 Los Angeles 3 Anaheim 2, OT Monday, May 5 Los Angeles at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Thursday, May 8 Anaheim at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Saturday, May 10 Anaheim at Los Angeles, TBD Monday, May 12 x-Los Angeles at Anaheim, TBD x — if necessary. Saturday’s summaries Bruins 5, Canadiens 3 First Period 1. Boston, Paille 1 (Soderberg, Meszaros) 13:02. Penalties — Bourque Mtl (cross-checking) 1:11, Krug Bos (roughing) 1:11, Caron Bos (hooking) 3:39, Weise Mtl (hooking) 6:18, Prust Mtl (holding) 7:18, Hamilton Bos (interference) 16:29, Subban Mtl (unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:39, Chara Bos (unsportsmanlike conduct) 18:39. Second Period
EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division Boston (1) vs. Montreal (3) (Series tied 1-1) Thursday, May 1 Montreal 4 Boston 3, 2OT Saturday, May 3t Boston 5 Montreal 3 Tuesday, May 6 Boston at Montreal, 5 p.m.
New York Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay Toronto
American League East Division W L Pct 16 14 .533 15 14 .517 15 17 .469 15 17 .469 14 17 .452
GB — 1/2 2 2 2 1/2
Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago
Detroit Minnesota Chicago Kansas City Cleveland
Central Division W L Pct 17 9 .654 14 15 .483 15 17 .469 14 16 .467 13 18 .419
GB — 4 1/2 5 5 6 1/2
San Francisco Colorado Los Angeles San Diego Arizona
Oakland Texas Los Angeles Seattle Houston
West Division W L Pct 19 12 .613 17 14 .548 15 15 .500 14 15 .483 10 21 .323
GB — 2 3 1/2 4 9
Saturday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 9, Tampa Bay 3 Boston 6, Oakland 3 Minnesota 6, Baltimore 1 Seattle 9, Houston 8 Cleveland 2, Chicago White Sox 0 Pittsburgh 8, Toronto 6 Detroit 9, Kansas City 2 L.A. Angels 5, Texas 3
Monday’s Games Minnesota (Gibson 3-2) at Cleveland (McAllister 3-2), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Happ 0-0) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-2), 5:05 p.m. Houston (Cosart 1-2) at Detroit (Scherzer 3-1), 5:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-2) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-3), 6:05 p.m. Texas (M.Perez 4-1) at Colorado (Lyles 3-0), 6:40 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 0-0) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 2-2), 8:05 p.m. Seattle (C.Young 1-0) at Oakland (Kazmir 4-0), 8:05 p.m. Kansas City (Ventura 2-1) at San Diego (Stults 1-3), 8:10 p.m. H 30 28 29 45 42 37 37 33 40 31
Pct. .349 .337 .337 .336 .333 .333 .330 .330 .328 .326
Home Runs JAbreu, Chicago, 12; Pujols, Los Angeles, 10; Bautista, Toronto, 9; NCruz, Baltimore, 9; Dozier, Minnesota, 8; Donaldson, Oakland, 7; Rasmus, Toronto, 7. Runs Batted In JAbreu, Chicago, 34; NCruz, Baltimore, 29; Colabello, Minnesota, 27; Pujols, Los Angeles, 25; Brantley, Cleveland, 23; Donaldson, Oakland, 23; Moss, Oakland, 22; Plouffe, Minnesota, 22; KSuzuki, Minnesota, 22. Pitching Buehrle, Toronto, 5-1; Tanaka, New York, 4-0; Kazmir, Oakland, 4-0; Verlander, Detroit, 4-1; Gray, Oakland, 4-1; Porcello, Detroit, 4-1; MPerez, Texas, 4-1.
Atlanta Washington New York Philadelphia Miami
Central Division W L Pct 21 11 .656 16 16 .500 15 16 .484 12 19 .387 11 18 .379
GB — 5 5 1/2 8 1/2 8 1/2
West Division W L Pct 20 11 .645 19 14 .576 18 14 .563 14 18 .438 11 23 .324
GB — 2 2 1/2 6 1/2 10 1/2
Saturday’s Games Chicago Cubs 3, St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 8, Toronto 6 Philadelphia 7, Washington 2 L.A. Dodgers 9, Miami 7, 11 innings Cincinnati 6, Milwaukee 2 San Francisco 3, Atlanta 1 Colorado 11, N.Y. Mets 10 Arizona 4, San Diego 3
GB — 1/2 1 1 1/2 1 1/2
Seattle 104 110 010 — 8 12 0 Houston 010 210 021 — 7 11 1 Maurer, Wilhelmsen (6), Furbush (8), Farquhar (8) and Buck; McHugh, Williams (5), D.Downs (9) and J.Castro. W—Maurer 1-0. L—McHugh 2-1. Sv— Farquhar (1). HRs—Houston, Presley (3), Villar (5).
Baltimore 000 002 000 — 2 8 0 Minnesota 002 010 20x — 5 10 1 M.Gonzalez, Patton (5), Matusz (6), R.Webb (7), Z.Britton (7), Brach (8) and Wieters; P.Hughes, Swarzak (7), Thielbar (7), Fien (8), Perkins (9) and K.Suzuki. W—P.Hughes 3-1. L—M.Gonzalez 1-3. Sv—Perkins (7). HRs—Baltimore, N.Cruz (9).
Monday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 5-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 2-1), 5:05 p.m. San Francisco (Petit 2-1) at Pittsburgh (Locke 0-0), 5:05 p.m. Toronto (Happ 0-0) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 0-2), 5:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 2-2) at Miami (Eovaldi 2-1), 5:10 p.m. St. Louis (S.Miller 3-2) at Atlanta (Harang 3-2), 5:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-2) at Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 0-3), 6:05 p.m. Arizona (Bolsinger 1-1) at Milwaukee (Garza 1-3), 6:10 p.m. Texas (M.Perez 4-1) at Colorado (Lyles 3-0), 6:40 p.m. Kansas City (Ventura 2-1) at San Diego (Stults 1-3), 8:10 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Tulowitzki Col 30 100 29 Blackmon Col 32 117 27 DGordon LAD 29 116 17 Utley Phi 26 104 16 MaAdams StL 31 118 9 YMolina StL 28 113 13 Morneau Col 31 116 17 Goldschmidt Ari 34 136 23 Pagan SF 29 113 13 Uribe LAD 31 120 13
Oakland 100 001 000 1 — 3 8 2 Boston 000 010 100 0 — 2 9 0 (10 innings) Gray, Abad (7), Gregerson (7), Doolittle (8), Ji.Johnson (9) and D.Norris; Lackey, A.Miller (7), Tazawa (8), Uehara (9), Capuano (10), Badenhop (10) and Pierzynski. W—Ji.Johnson 3-2. L—Capuano 1-1. HRs—Boston, Pierzynski (3).
Detroit 011 320 020 — 9 16 0 Kan. City 000 000 301 — 4 7 0 Verlander, Krol (8), Alburquerque (9) and Avila; Vargas, Ti.Collins (6), Mariot (8), G.Holland (9) and S.Perez, Hayes. W—Verlander 4-1. L—Vargas 2-1. HRs—Detroit, Castellanos (4), Avila (2).
Sunday’s Games Miami 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 San Francisco 4, Atlanta 1 Toronto 7, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 1, Washington 0 San Diego 4, Arizona 3 Cincinnati 4, Milwaukee 3, 10 innings N.Y. Mets 5, Colorado 1 St. Louis 5, Chicago Cubs 4
Sunday’s Games Chicago White Sox 4, Cleveland 3 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Oakland 3, Boston 2, 10 innings Toronto 7, Pittsburgh 2 Minnesota 5, Baltimore 2 Detroit 9, Kansas City 4 Seattle 8, Houston 7 Texas 14, L.A. Angels 3
National League East Division W L Pct 17 13 .567 17 14 .548 16 14 .533 15 14 .517 16 15 .516
Sunday’s summaries Blackhawks 4, Wild 1 First Period 1. Chicago, Toews 4 (Hossa, Bickell) 11:02. Penalties — Stoner Minn (cross-checking) 3:29. Second Period 2. Chicago, Saad 1 (Bickell, Seabrook) 19:04.
Penguins 3, Rangers 0 First Period No Scoring. Penalties — Kunitz Pgh (goaltender interference) 0:40, Niskanen Pgh (roughing) 3:36, Malkin Pgh (boarding) 7:04, Carcillo NYR (roughing) 10:07, Bortuzzo Pgh (cross-checking) 18:06, Nash NYR (slashing) 18:06. Second Period 1. Pittsburgh, Letang 2 (Malkin, Kunitz) 10:26. Penalties — Kunitz Pgh (hooking) 3:39, Carcillo NYR (roughing) 17:10, Neal Pgh (unsportsmanlike conduct) 17:10. Third Period 2. Pittsburgh, Jokinen 4 (Neal, Letang) 16:30 (pp). 3. Pittsburgh, Malkin 4 (Letang) 19:06 (en). Penalties — Girardi NYR (interference) 8:31, Dorsett NYR (boarding) 15:08. Shots on goal NY Rangers 7 10 5 — 22 Pittsburgh 9 16 10 — 35 Goal — NY Rangers: Lundqvist (L, 5-4-0); Pittsburgh: Fleury (W, 5-3-0). Power plays (goal-chances)NY Rangers: 0-4; Pittsburgh: 1-3. NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs Scoring Leaders G A Pts Anze Kopitar, LA 4 9 13 Zach Parise, Minn 3 8 11 Paul Stastny, Col 5 5 10 Nathan MacKinnon, Col 2 8 10 Ryan Getzlaf, Ana 3 6 9 P.K. Subban, Mtl 2 7 9 Marian Gaborik, LA 5 3 8 Patrick Kane, Chi 5 3 8 Evgeni Malkin, Pgh 3 5 8 Jonathan Toews, Chi 3 5 8 Matt Niskanen, Pgh 2 6 8 Brent Seabrook, Chi 2 6 8 Patrice Bergeron, Bos 2 6 8 Drew Doughty, LA 1 7 8 Paul Martin, Pgh 0 8 8 Brad Richards, NYR 3 4 7
AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS G AB R Choo Tex 26 86 14 RDavis Det 21 83 17 Wieters Bal 22 86 12 MeCabrera Tor 30 134 19 AlRamirez CWS 32 126 18 Ellsbury NYY 29 111 17 Loney TB 30 112 12 Viciedo CWS 29 100 15 Rios Tex 31 122 12 VMartinez Det 26 95 11
Kings 3, Ducks 2 (OT) First Period 1. Los Angeles, Martinez 1 (Gaborik, Kopitar) 9:04 (pp). 2. Anaheim, Beleskey 2 (Getzlaf, Fowler) 11:41. Penalties — Selanne Ana (interference) 2:05, Bonino Ana (hooking) 7:52, Williams LA (slashing) 12:32, Voynov LA (interference) 19:55. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Silfverberg Ana (boarding) 7:07, Kopitar LA (hooking) 11:29. Third Period 3. Anaheim, Selanne 1 (Maroon, Getzlaf) 8:08. 4. Los Angeles, Gaborik 4 (Richards, Kopitar) 19:53. Penalties — Pearson LA (tripping) 8:28, Beleskey Ana (tripping) 11:32. Overtime 5. Los Angeles, Gaborik 5 (Kopitar, Doughty) 12:07. Penalties — None. Shots on goal Los Angeles 5 10 17 4 — 36 Anaheim 7 10 11 7 — 35 Goal — Los Angeles: Quick (W, 5-3-0); Anaheim: Hiller (LO, 1-1-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Los Angeles: 1-4; Anaheim: 0-4.
Penalties — Leddy Chi (high-sticking) 10:54, Fontaine Minn (hooking) 17:02. Third Period 3. Minnesota, McCormick 1 (Stoner, Haula) 2:00. 4. Chicago, Bickell 5 (Hossa, Hjalmarsson) 17:15. 5. Chicago, Saad 2 (Hossa, Hjalmarsson) 18:37 (en). Penalties — None. Shots on goal Minnesota 2 13 4 — 19 Chicago 7 8 7 — 22 Goal — Minnesota: Bryzgalov (L, 1-4-0); Chicago: Crawford (W, 6-2-0). Power plays (goal-chances)Minnesota: 0-1; Chicago: 0-2.
H 40 42 41 36 40 38 39 45 37 39
Pct. .400 .359 .353 .346 .339 .336 .336 .331 .327 .325
Home Runs Stanton, Miami, 10; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 9; Belt, San Francisco, 8; Morse, San Francisco, 8; JUpton, Atlanta, 8; 9 tied at 7. Runs Batted In Stanton, Miami, 36; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 25; Morneau, Colorado, 25; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 25; Blackmon, Colorado, 22; Byrd, Philadelphia, 22; Morse, San Francisco, 22. Pitching Greinke, Los Angeles, 5-0; Wainwright, St. Louis, 5-2; Machi, San Francisco, 4-0; Haren, Los Angeles, 4-0; Hammel, Chicago, 4-1; Lohse, Milwaukee, 4-1; Hudson, San Francisco, 4-1.
Texas 321 300 005 — 14 14 0 Los Ang. 200 000 100 — 3 9 1 Darvish, N.Martinez (7) and Arencibia; Skaggs, Jepsen (3), Kohn (5), Morin (6), Salas (8), Maronde (9) and Conger. W—Darvish 2-1. L—Skaggs 2-1. HRs—Texas, Arencibia (1), Choice (2). Los Angeles, Aybar (2), Pujols (10). INTERLEAGUE Toronto 040 020 010 — 7 11 0 Pittsburgh 100 000 010 — 2 4 0 McGowan, Stroman (8), Cecil (8) and Kratz; Volquez, Sadler (6), J.Hughes (8) and C.Stewart. W—McGowan 2-1. L—Volquez 1-3. HRs—Toronto, Rasmus (7), Me.Cabrera (6). NATIONAL LEAGUE Los Ang. 002 001 001 — 4 6 0 Miami 200 011 001 — 5 9 1 Fife, Howell (7), J.Wright (8) and Butera, Olivo; Fernandez, M.Dunn (8), A.Ramos (9) and Saltalamacchia. W—A.Ramos 2-0. L—J.Wright 2-2. HRs— Miami, Stanton 2 (10), Yelich (2). San Fran. 100 100 020 — 4 10 1 Atlanta 001 000 000 — 1 4 0 Bumgarner, J.Gutierrez (7), J.Lopez (8), Machi (8), Casilla (9) and Posey; A.Wood, Hale (6), Avilan (7), J.Walden (8), Varvaro (9) and Gattis. W—Bumgarner 3-3. L—A.Wood 2-5. Sv—Casilla (1). HRs—San Francisco, B.Crawford 2 (3). Wash. 000 000 000 — 0 5 0 Phila. 100 000 00x — 1 4 1 G.Gonzalez, Blevins (8) and Leon; R.Hernandez, Mi.Adams (8), Bastardo (8), Papelbon (9) and Ruiz. W—R.Hernandez 2-1. L—G.Gonzalez 3-2. Sv— Papelbon (9). New York 102 100 100 — 5 10 0 Colorado 000 000 001 — 1 8 0 Gee, C.Torres (7), Rice (7), Familia (8) and d’Arnaud; Chacin, Kahnle (6), Belisle (8) and McKenry. W—Gee 3-1. L—Chacin 0-1. HRs—Colorado, Morneau (7). Arizona 000 300 000 — 3 8 0 San Diego 001 200 001 — 4 8 3 Miley, Delgado (8), O.Perez (9) and Gosewisch, Montero; T.Ross, Benoit (8), Street (9) and Rivera. W—Street 1-0. L—O.Perez 0-1. HRs—Arizona, Goldschmidt (5).
Sunday’s Major League Linescores AMERICAN LEAGUE Chicago 100 000 003 — 4 4 0 Cleveland 002 100 000 — 3 9 0 Rienzo, Putnam (5), Belisario (7), D.Webb (8), Lindstrom (9) and Flowers; Kluber, Axford (9), Rzepczynski (9) and Kottaras. W—D.Webb 2-0. L—Axford 0-2. Sv—Lindstrom (4). HRs—Chicago, J.Abreu (12), Viciedo (2). Cleveland, Kottaras 2 (2). Tampa Bay 103 100 000 New York 010 000 000 Bedard, McGee (7), Jo.Peralta Hanigan; Sabathia, Aceves (4) Bedard 1-1. L—Sabathia 3-4.
— 5 13 0 — 1 7 0 (8), Balfour (9) and and J.Murphy. W— HRs—Tampa Bay,
Milwaukee 101 100 000 0 — 3 6 0 Cincinnati 001 100 010 1 — 411 0 (10 innings) Lohse, W.Smith (7), Kintzler (8), Duke (9), Thornburg (10) and Lucroy; Simon, M.Parra (8), Broxton (9), LeCure (10) and B.Pena, Barnhart. W—LeCure 1-1. L—Thornburg 3-1. HRs—Milwaukee, Gennett (2), K.Davis (4). Cincinnati, B.Pena (3), Phillips (2). St. Louis 021 000 002 — 5 11 1 Chicago 000 200 101 — 4 5 0 Lynn, C.Martinez (7), Siegrist (8), Rosenthal (9) and Y.Molina; Hammel, Villanueva (7), Grimm (8), H.Rondon (9), W.Wright (9) and Jo.Baker. W— Siegrist 1-1. L—H.Rondon 0-1. Sv—Rosenthal (8).
Golf PGA-Wells Fargo Championship Sunday At Quail Hollow Club Course Charlotte, N.C. Purse: $6.9 million Yardage: 7,562; Par: 72 Final J.B. Holmes, $1,242,000 70-67-66-71 Jim Furyk, $745,200 72-69-69-65 Martin Flores, $469,200 67-68-69-72 Jason Bohn, $331,200 73-67-67-70 Justin Rose, $276,000 69-67-71-71 Br. de Jonge, $239,775 80-62-68-69 Kevin Kisner, $239,775 72-66-68-73 Roberto Castro, $200,100 71-70-69-70 Rory McIlroy, $200,100 69-76-65-70 Rory Sabbatini, $200,100 74-68-71-67 Kevin Chappell, $158,700 73-70-70-68 Phil Mickelson, $158,700 67-75-63-76 Mich. Thompson, $158,700 71-69-69-72 Jonathan Byrd, $120,750 68-71-70-73 Zach Johnson, $120,750 71-70-69-72 Geoff Ogilvy, $120,750 72-67-70-73 Kevin Streelman, $120,750 72-69-71-70 Charles Howell III, $89,976 69-71-70-73
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Martin Kaymer, $89,976 Ryan Moore, $89,976 Kevin Na, $89,976 Gary Woodland, $89,976 Jason Kokrak, $58,157 Y.E. Yang, $58,157 Stewart Cink, $58,157 John Merrick, $58,157 Wes Roach, $58,157 Robert Streb, $58,157 Mark Wilson, $58,157
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LPGA-North Texas Shootout Sunday At Las Colinas Country Club Course Irving, Texas Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,410; Par: 71 Final Stacy Lewis, $195,000 71-64-69-64 Meena Lee, $119,765 70-64-70-70 Michelle Wie, $86,881 67-73-68-67 Na Yeon Choi, $60,653 72-69-66-69 Kim Kaufman, $60,653 72-66-68-70 D. Claire Schreefel, $32,348 71-66-72-68
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Lexi Thompson, $32,348 Cristie Kerr, $32,348 Christina Kim, $32,348 Dori Carter, $32,348 Suzann Pettersen, $32,348 Jennifer Johnson, $22,228 Jenny Shin, $22,228 Amy Anderson, $18,097 Chella Choi, $18,097 Alena Sharp, $18,097 Pat Hurst, $18,097 Inbee Park, $18,097 Megan Grehan, $14,295 Stacey Keating, $14,295 Porn. Phatlum, $14,295 Thid. Suwannapura, $14,295 Natalie Gulbis, $14,295 Julieta Granada, $14,295 Sarah Jane Smith, $11,606 Ji Young Oh, $11,606 Mina Harigae, $11,606 Karine Icher, $11,606 Tiffany Joh, $11,606 Alison Walshe, $9,704 Brittany Lang, $9,704
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Transactions Sunday’s Sports Transactions BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX — Activated OF Moises Sierra. Assigned 3B Conor Gillaspie to Charlotte (IL). Optioned LHP Frank De Los Santos to Charlotte.
CLEVELAND INDIANS — Recalled OF Nyjer Morgan from Columbus (IL). Optioned LHP Nick Hagadone to Columbus. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Activated LHP Tim Collins from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Aaron Brooks to Omaha (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYS — Recalled RHP Nathan Karns from Durham (IL). Designated RHP Heath
Bell for assignment. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Activated RHP Gavin Floyd from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Ian Thomas to Gwinnett (IL). COLORADO ROCKIES — Activated RHP Jhoulys Chacin from the 15-day DL. Placed C Wilin Rosario on the 15-day DL, retroactive to May 3.
● Senior high girls soccer: Central Alberta Christian at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high boys soccer: Lindsay Thurber at Innisfail, 4:15 p.m.
● Senior high girls soccer: Notre Dame at Lindsay Thurber, 4:15 p.m. at Annie L. Gaetz. ● Senior high boys soccer: Hunting Hills at Sylvan Lake, Alix at Lacombe, 4:15 p.m. ● Women’s fastball: Alberta Kaizen Warriors vs. Stettler Heat, TNT Athletics vs. Alberta Kaizen Warriors, 7 and 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Panthers vs. N. Jensen’s Bandits, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2; Red Deer U16 Rage at Lacombe Physio Shooters, 7 p.m. ● Junior B tier 3 lacrosse: Calgary Wranglers at Olds, 7:30 p.m., Sports Complex main.
● Senior high girls soccer: Sylvan Lake at Hunting Hills, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt East. ● Senior high boys soccer: Notre Dame at Central Alberta Christian, Olds at Lindsay Thurber (at Annie L. Gaetz), 4:15 p.m. ● Senior high girls rugby: Olds vs. Notre Dame, Rimbey vs. Lindsay Thurber, 5 p.m.; Lacombe vs. Hunting Hills, Lindsay
Thurber vs. Olds, 5:30 p.m.; Notre Dame vs. Hunting Hills, Rimbey vs. Lacombe, 6 p.m.; all games at Titans Park.
Thursday ● Women’s fastball: N. Jensen’s Bandits vs. Lacombe Physio Shooters, Red Deer U16 Rage vs. N. Jensen’s Bandits, 7 and 8:45 p.m., Great Chief Park 1 and 2; Badgers vs. Panthers, 7 p.m., Great Chief Park 2; TNT Athletics at Stettler Heat, 7 p.m. ● Senior high girls soccer: Lacombe at Notre Dame, 4:15 p.m., Collicutt West.
Friday ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Lacoka at Innisfail, 8 p.m., Blue Arena. ● Senior C men’s lacrosse: Okotoks at Blackfalds, 8:30 p.m., Multiplex.
Saturday ● Junior B tier 1 lacrosse: Manitoba Blizzard at Red Deer, 11:30 a.m., Innisfail Arena Red. ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Lethbridge at Red Deer, 3:30 p.m., GH Dawe Centre; Calgary Wranglers at Lacoka, 5 p.m., Ponoka Culture and Rec Complex.
Sunday ● Junior B tier 2 lacrosse: Calgary Axemen at Innisfail, 1 p.m., Arena Blue.
Basketball pers 105 Monday, April 21: L.A. Clippers 138, Golden State 98 Thursday, April 24: L.A. Clippers 98, Golden State 96 Sunday, April 27: Golden State 118, L.A. Clippers 97 Tuesday, April 29: L.A. Clippers 113, Golden State 103 Thursday, May 1: Golden State 100, L.A. Clippers 99 Saturday, May 3: L.A. Clippers 126, Golden State 121
NBA Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 4, Atlanta 3 Saturday, April 19: Atlanta 101, Indiana 93 Tuesday, April 22: Indiana 101, Atlanta 85 Thursday, April 24: Atlanta 98, Indiana 85 Saturday, April 26: Indiana 91, Atlanta 88 Monday, April 28: Atlanta 107, Indiana 97 Thursday, May 1: Indiana 95, Atlanta 88 Saturday, May 3: Indiana 92, Atlanta 80 Miami 4, Charlotte 0 Sunday, April 20: Miami 99, Charlotte 88 Wednesday, April 23: Miami 101, Charlotte 97 Saturday, April 26: Miami 98, Charlotte 85 Monday, April 28: Miami 109, Charlotte 98 Brooklyn 4, Toronto 3 Saturday, April 19: Brooklyn 94, Toronto 87 Tuesday, April 22: Toronto 100, Brooklyn 95 Friday, April 25: Brooklyn 102, Toronto 98 Sunday, April 27: Toronto 87, Brooklyn 79 Wednesday, April 30: Toronto 115, Brooklyn 113 Friday, May 2: Brooklyn 97, Toronto 83 Sunday, May 4: Brooklyn 104, Toronto 103 Washington 4, Chicago 1 Sunday, April 20: Washington 102, Chicago 93 Tuesday, April 22: Washington 101, Chicago 99, OT Friday, April 25: Chicago 100, Washington 97 Sunday, April 27: Washington 98, Chicago 89 Tuesday, April 29: Washington 75, Chicago 69 WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Dallas 3 Sunday, April 20: San Antonio 90, Dallas 85 Wednesday, April 23: Dallas 113, San Antonio 92 Saturday, April 26: Dallas 109, San Antonio 108 Monday, April 28: San Antonio 93, Dallas 89 Wednesday, April 30: San Antonio 109, Dallas 103 Friday, May 2: Dallas 113, San Antonio 111 Sunday, May 4: San Antonio 119, Dallas 96 Oklahoma City 4, Memphis 3 Saturday, April 19: Oklahoma City 100, Memphis 86 Monday, April 21: Memphis 111, Oklahoma City 105, OT Thursday, April 24: Memphis 98, Oklahoma City 95, OT Saturday, April 26: Oklahoma City 92, Memphis 89, OT Tuesday, April 29: Memphis 100, Oklahoma City 99, OT Thursday, May 1: Oklahoma City 104, Memphis 84 Saturday, May 3: Oklahoma City 120, Memphis 109 L.A. Clippers 4, Golden State 3 Saturday, April 19: Golden State 109, L.A. Clip-
Portland 4, Houston 2 Sunday, April 20: Portland 122, Houston 120, OT Wednesday, April 23: Portland 112, Houston 105 Friday, April 25: Houston 121, Portland 116, OT Sunday, April 27: Portland 123, Houston 120, OT Wednesday, April 30: Houston 108, Portland 98 Friday, May 2: Portland 99, Houston 98 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami vs. Brooklyn Tuesday, May 6: Brooklyn at Miami, TBD Thursday, May 8: Brooklyn at Miami, TBD Saturday, May 10: Miami at Brooklyn, 8 p.m. Monday, May 12: Miami at Brooklyn, TBD x-Wednesday, May 14: Brooklyn at Miami, TBD Indiana vs. Washington Monday, May 5: Washington at Indiana, 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 7: Washington at Indiana, 5 p.m. Friday, May 9: Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m. Sunday, May 11: Indiana at Washington, 6 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 13: Washington at Indiana, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio vs. Portland Tuesday, May 6: Portland at San Antonio, TBD Thursday, May 8: Portland at San Antonio, TBD Saturday, May 10: San Antonio at Portland, TBD Monday, May 12: at San Antonio at Portland, TBD x-Wednesday, May 14: Portland at San Antonio, TBD Oklahoma City vs. L.A. Clippers Monday, May 5: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 9: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11: Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 1:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 13: L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, TBD
Soccer Major League Soccer EASTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Sporting KC 4 2 2 14 11 New England 4 3 2 14 9 New York 3 2 5 14 14 Columbus 3 2 3 12 10 D.C. 3 3 2 11 12 Houston 3 4 2 11 12 Toronto FC 3 4 0 9 7 Philadelphia 1 4 5 8 10 Montreal 1 4 3 6 7 Chicago 0 2 6 6 12 WESTERN CONFERENCE W L T Pts GF Seattle 6 2 1 19 20 Real Salt Lake 4 0 5 17 16 FC Dallas 5 3 1 16 18 Colorado 4 2 2 14 10 Vancouver 3 2 4 13 15 Los Angeles 2 2 2 8 7 Portland 1 3 5 8 12 San Jose 1 3 3 6 8 Chivas USA 1 5 3 6 9
GA 6 10 12 9 11 14 9 13 14 14 GA 13 10 15 9 12 5 15 10 18
Saturday’s Games New England 2, Toronto FC 1 Vancouver 3, San Jose 2 Real Salt Lake 3, Chicago 2 Colorado 1, Los Angeles 0 Seattle FC 2, Philadelphia 1 Houston 4, Chivas USA 1 Portland 3, D.C. United 2 Sunday’s Games New York 1, FC Dallas 0 Sporting Kansas City 2, Columbus 0 Wednesday, May 7 Columbus at Houston, 6 p.m. FC Dallas at Seattle FC, 8 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10 D.C. United at Philadelphia, 2 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Montreal, 2 p.m. Chicago at New York, 5 p.m. Vancouver at Columbus, 5:30 p.m. FC Dallas at San Jose, 8:30 p.m.
B4 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, May 5, 2014
Hawks tame Wild with another win BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blackhawks 4 Wild 1 CHICAGO — Bryan Bickell had an open look on a break in the third period, and shot the puck off the crossbar. He then tried the other side of the ice, and that worked out quite well for him and the Chicago Blackhawks. Bickell had a goal and two assists, and the Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Brandon Saad scored his first two goals of the post-season, and Chicago earned its sixth consecutive win despite stretches of lacklustre play in the second and third periods. Corey Crawford made 18 saves in another solid performance. “There were bits of that third where it wasn’t looking good, but we just stuck with it,” Bickell said. “Leave it to our D and Crawford to keep the puck out of the net. We need to be smarter defensively in positioning, but we stuck with it and got over the hump.” Cody McCormick scored his second career playoff goal, but Minnesota missed another chance to steal home-ice advantage from the defending Stanley Cup champions. “We weren’t that far off,” Wild coach Mike Yeo said. “Even though, again, I know we can play better. We weren’t that far off. That game was hanging for us.” The series opener was tied at 2 in the third period before Patrick Kane scored two of Chicago’s final three goals in a 5-2 victory on Friday night. Game 3 is Tuesday night in Minnesota. Clayton Stoner and Erik Haula made nice passes to set
up McCormick’s first playoff goal in three years 2 minutes into the third, trimming Chicago’s lead to 2-1. Crawford then batted a potential tying shot from Charlie Coyle over the crossbar. “I almost missed it, where it might have gone in,” Crawford said. “Just enough to land on top.” The Blackhawks eventually regained their composure and turned up the pressure again. Coming down the right side, Bickell shot the puck off the crossbar on a break with 4:39 to go. Given a second chance, the physical forward delivered. Bickell skated up the left side, got a pass from Marian Hossa and buried his shot into the upper right corner to extend Chicago’s lead to 3-1 at 17:15. It was Bickell’s fifth goal of the playoffs. He also has three assists after he had nine goals and eight assists in last year’s playoffs. “It’s that time of year. I enjoy it,” said Bickell, who had just 15 points during a disappointing regular season. “This is a crucial time for this team. We need for me and this team to step up.” Saad added an empty-net goal, and the Blackhawks improved to 16-2 in home playoff games over the last two years. They are 5-0 at the United Center in this post-season. “You always want to help produce and make plays and score goals, so that definitely felt good,” Saad said. Chicago jumped out to a 2-0 lead for the second straight game. Jonathan Toews scored a rebound goal after goalie Ilya Bryzgalov stopped Hossa on a breakaway in the first, and Saad sent a shot over Bryzgalov’s right shoulder right after a power play expired in the second.
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Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford blocks a shot by Minnesota Wild’s Nino Niederreiter (22) during the first period in Game 2 of an NHL second-round playoff series in Chicago, Sunday. Haula had a great scoring opportunity on the right side of the net after Crawford lost track of the puck in the first. But Ben Smith got it back, and Haula put a drive off the side of the net. “I’m disappointed that we’re here down 2-0, frustrated,” Wild star Zach Parise said. “But we understand that we didn’t play nearly well enough to win. I think that’s
what we’re upset about, not so much being down 2-0. That’s not fun, either, but the way we played wasn’t good enough, and definitely not good enough to beat the Blackhawks.” The Wild failed to convert on their only power play after going 0 for 3 with the man advantage in the opener. They went 0 for 17 on the power play when they were eliminated by the Blackhawks in five games
in 2013. NOTES: Bryzgalov made 18 saves. ... Blackhawks F Andrew Shaw was out with a lower-body injury, but is expected to travel with the team to Minnesota. Coach Joel Quenneville said he likely will be able to play in Game 3. ... Blackhawks F Brandon Bollig was a healthy scratch after he played in every previous game this season.
Winterhawks take Renegades set sights command of WHL final on winning it all with win over Oil Kings JUNIOR B LACROSSE
BY DANNY RODE ADVOCATE STAFF
The last two years the Red Deer Renegades have lost in the South final of the Rocky Mountain Junior B Tier II Lacrosse League. Head coach Rob Kachor is looking to change that this season. “A lot of veterans came to me and said they’d return this year if I was coming back to coach and I said if they were here I’d be here,” he explained. “We want to win this year and with the number of veterans and the young guys coming in we have a nice mix.” The Renegades, who have 15 returnees on their roster, opened their season during the weekend and showed their skill level beating the Innisfail Yetti 15-5 Friday at G.H. Dawe Arena and the Wranglers 12-4 in Calgary Sunday afternoon. Kachor has 25 players on hand, although he needs to make a few cuts yet. “That’s unfortunate as every kid deserves to play in this league, but there’s rules and I’ll have to make a couple decisions. As a coach it’s nice to have that many players, but it’s tough if you coached them before and have to let them go. We’ll make the decisions shortly so they can go play with another team.” It’s evident by the way the Renegades kill penalties and work on the power play they have that experience. “You can see they stay at home on the penalty kill, are aggressive and hard hitting,” said Kachor. “On the power play we move the ball well and work well together.” Kachor is also able to give several of the new players a chance to play on the special teams. “You want everyone to get a chance to learn the systems,” said the veteran coach. “You could see me getting upset several times on the bench because we went away from the systems. You have to learn, and run them now, because later on you’ll need those systems when it’s a tight game.” One of the Renegades more spectacular goals came late against the Yetti when newcomer Keagan Kingwell scored while the Red Deer squad were two men short. The one area the Renegades are short is in goal with only Jared Ferguson, who played midget last year, on the main roster. “We had Chase England last year, but he wanted to return to Innisfail where he played growing up, so we let him go,” explained Kachor. “We’re short is in goal, but there are some good midget goaltenders and it’s good for them to come up and even sit on the bench and see our game, There’s a big difference between midget and Tier II and it helps them when they go back to their midget teams.” Kane Weik, who played Junior B Tier I last year, but moved to Tier II because of work commitments, had three goals against Innisfail with Justin Moltzahn and Ryan Margetts
adding two each, Singles came from Kole Weik, Brandon Magill, Carter Copeland Blair, Brad Thudium, Declan Johnston, Ryan Svederus and Colton Levie. Moltzahn scored five goals against the Wranglers with Levie and Thudium potting two each and Kane Weik, Logan Sinclair and Svederus one apiece. Ferguson was solid in goal both games. Kachor knows it’s important to spread the scoring around. “When you’re playing a game with only one guy scoring it’s easy to shut him down,” he said. “If everyone is contributing and you’re getting a full team effort that’s hard to stop. It’s important to have a strong third line. In most cases the first and second lines are even so if your third line knows how to play with them that’s when you win.” All the goal scorers, except Kole Weik, Johnston and Kingwell are veterans. Other returnees are Nate Bellanger, Chase Boswell, Jason Brand, Austin Johanson, Tucker Kambeitz, Cody Rush and Ryan Strome. Rhett Ritter played with Three Hills last year while Tyler Schumacher and Calcum Anderson are returning after taking a year off. Sawyer Gervais scored twice for Innisfail while Kaden Christensen, Cody Hewitt and Aric Bosomworth potting single markers. On Sunday the Yetti lost 10-5 to the Ponoka Locos. The Renegades return home Saturday when they host the Lethbridge Cudas at 3:30 p.m. at G.H. Dawe. ● The Red Deer Rage senior women’s team was defeated 14-2 by the Sherwood Park Junior Titans at the Kinex Friday. Leah Boucher and Janessa Sullivan scored second-period goals for the Rage, who trailed 9-0 after the first period. The Rage were assessed seven of nine minor penalties. ● In senior C action, the Blackfalds Silverbacks downed the Rage 9-5 and 11-10 in Vermillion during the weekend, ● In Tier I action, the Red Deer Rampage tied the St. Albert Crude 9-9 and stopped the Rockyview Silvertips 12-6. Spencer Lee and Dawson Reykdal had two goals each against the Crude with singles added by Connor Hartley, who had three assists, Pearce Just, Cole deGraaf, Logan Elliott and Kane Weik. Darrian Banack made 34 saves in goal. DeGraaf had four goals and two assists against the Silvertips with Lee adding two goals and three helpers, and Ryan Beatson two goals. Adam Ferguson, Brandyn Blain, Reykdal, Trey Christensen and Just added one goal each. Brendan Machan got the win in net. The Rampage’s next action is Saturday at 1:30 p.m. against the Manitoba Blizzard in Innisfail. ● In Junior B Tier III play, the Olds Stingers edged the Cudas 7-6. email@example.com
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS Winterhawks 3 Oil Kings 1 PORTLAND, Ore. — The Edmonton Oil Kings had to play catch-up for most of their game against the Portland Winterhawks Sunday. After losing 3-1 and falling behind 2-0 in their Western Hockey League playoff series, the Oil Kings will have to claw their way out of an even deeper hole now. “We got behind the eight-ball early, and you can’t play catch-up hockey against a team like Portland,” said Edmonton forward Curtis Lazar. Brendan Leipsic had a goal and an assist in his return from a one-game suspension, and Chase De Leo and Paul Bitter also scored to give Portland the win. Goaltender Corbin Boes made 28 saves. Henrik Samuelsson scored a thirdperiod goal for Edmonton, which got 29 saves from Tristan Jarry in defeat. Portland scored twice in the first 3:14 of regulation and led 3-0 through two periods. The Oil Kings pulled one back in the third but struggled to generate quality scoring chances throughout the game. “I thought we had a good push, but we were chasing the game right off the hop,” Edmonton head coach Derek Laxdal said. “We had some offensive zone time, but we weren’t willing to shoot the puck in areas to generate second-chance opportunities.” Games 3 and 4 will be played Tuesday and Wednesday in Edmonton. The Winterhawks and Oil Kings are meeting for the third straight time in the WHL final, and this is the first time the series hasn’t been 1-1 heading into Game 3.
Cano and Bloomquist lead Mariners over Astros BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Mariners 8 Astros 7 HOUSTON — The Seattle Mariners couldn’t do anything against Houston’s Collin McHugh in his first start against them this season. Sunday’s game was a lot different. Robinson Cano and Willie Bloomquist each drove in two runs, and the Mariners pulled away in a four-run third inning to beat the Astros 8-7. Bloomquist broke a 1-all tie with a tworun double against McHugh (2-1) and Cano followed with his first triple since June 3, 2012. McHugh, who entered with a 0.59 ERA and 19 strikeouts in two starts, gave up six runs — five earned — and eight hits in four innings. He allowed three hits and
Portland has now won 24 straight games at home, including all eight in the post-season. The Winterhawks last lost on home ice on Jan. 4. Overall, Portland has won 42 of its last 45 games dating to the regular season. “You definitely want to win at home, it gives you momentum and an edge,” said Portland head coach Mike Johnston. “But we know how close the series is and how hard it’s going to be to win in Edmonton.” De Leo opened the scoring 2:12 into the game with a long wrist shot that squeezed between the pads of Jarry. Leipsic scored his 13th goal of the playoffs 1:02 later to give Portland a 2-0 lead and force the Oil Kings to burn their timeout. Bittner made it 3-0 at the 4:32 mark of the second period as his shot from just inside the blue-line hit Oil Kings defenceman Dysin Mayo and fluttered into the net. Samuelsson gave the Oil Kings a glimmer of hope when he deflected a shot by Ashton Sautner past Boes for a powerplay goal with 6:28 remaining in regulation. “In the third, we could’ve managed the puck a little better,” said Leipsic, who missed Portland’s 5-2 Game 1 victory due to a major penalty he received in Game 5 of the Western Conference final against Kelowna. “They came with a good push and we had to weather the storm a bit.” Edmonton couldn’t pull any closer, though, despite the spirited charge in the final minutes. “It was too little, too late,” said Lazar. The Oil Kings finished 1 for 3 with the man advantage, while Portland failed to convert on four power play opportunities. struck out 12 in 6 2-3 scoreless innings against Seattle on April 22. “We had no knowledge of him the first time, and the young man threw the ball pretty good,” Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said. “This time I thought we had better atbats, gave him stressful at-bats. His pitch count was up, and we were able to take advantage of it.” Brandon Maurer (1-0) allowed four runs and six hits in five innings for his first win since Sept. 28 against Oakland. McClendon was proud of how Maurer got out of the fifth. “It was a big inning in a lot of ways for him from a mental standpoint,” McClendon said. “I think he learned a lot. And I think maybe he grew up a little bit.” Danny Farquhar allowed one run in two innings for his first save since that Sept. 28 game. Farquhar allowed a twoout single to Jason Castro that pulled Houston within one run in the ninth, then struck out Matt Dominguez to end the game.
U16 KINGS VOLLEYBALL The Red Deer U16 Kings club volleyball team finished seventh out of 18 teams in a premier provincial tournament at Edmonton during the weekend. The Kings won two of three round-robin games and took the cross-over contest
in two sets. The U16 squad lost to the Edmonton FOG in a quarter-final, then fell to Lethbridge in a B division semifinal. The Kings closed out the tournament with a 2-1 win over the Edmonton NAVC Gold Bears, prevailing 15-25, 25-12, 15-13.
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Shades of Leafs in playoff shootout The first round of the NHL playoffs ended Wednesday night, and — so we’ve been told by people cheering for a team that made the playoffs — fans were on the edge of their seats. With three Game 7s behind us, it’s time for a quick review of what happened and what we can expect in the next round. Let’s start with the team Canadians love and hate the most: the Habs. Montreal swept Tampa. Unfortunately, they looked very fallible doing it. Carey Price’s .904 save percentage (Sv%) was 13th among playoff goaltenders getting at least one start. That was good enough to best Tampa’s backup duo of Anders Lindback and Kristers Gudlevskis, but that’s not saying much. Of greater concern for Habs fans is the fact that Price’s performance can’t be written off as just one bad game. He bookended the series with outings in which his Sv% was .870 and .840, which is to say he was brutal half the time. On the other side of the ledger, Montreal did really well. When talking about offensive opportunities, we like to look at Shots For %, which tallies the number of shots a team generates taken as a percentage of all shots in a game. In four games, Montreal generated a total of 138 shots compared to Tampa’s 104, which translates to a Shots For % of 57.0. That’s pretty impressive The Habs managed to score 11.6 per cent of the time. This was third best among all playoff teams for a group that shot 9 per cent during the regular season (16th overall). What does that mean? Well, if the Habs shot at their regular-season rate of 9 per cent, they would have scored four fewer goals. That doesn’t sound like much, but in four games it is. Montreal now faces Boston, a team that dominated them in generating shots during the regular season (Boston’s Shots For % was 52.3 vs. Montreal’s 47.8), but also features Tuukka Rask, who led all starters in the first round with a .961 Sv%. On the other side of the league, the Anaheim/ Dallas series featured two Toronto Maple Leaf impersonators. Anaheim got outshot by Dallas (51.7 per cent to 48.3 per cent) and nevertheless won with a game to spare. As for the Stars, it wasn’t three goals and it wasn’t a Game 7, but still — giving up a two-goal lead in an elimination game with 2:10 to go before losing the series on the next shot feels very ... Leaf like. Anaheim faces L.A. next, a team that was third in the league in Shots For % during the regular season (54.7) and features a world-class goaltender. If I’m flipping coins between starting Frederik Andersen and Jonas Hiller I’m not thrilled about getting outshot and needing to score on Jonathan Quick. Speaking of the Sharks, what happened there? We’re already hearing the usual “choke” line, and it’s just not fair. Two really good teams — one of which had a 16-4 playoff run to win the cup two years ago - played a seven-game series. We can talk about momentum, psychology and whatever else, but the reality is that the Sharks and Kings play each other a lot, and the Kings won the season series 3-2. Does the order in which they won four of seven this time around really matter? And what about Colorado? Put simply: Patrick Roy
Loyola beats Stanford to win NCAA men’s volleyball title BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
seems to have forgotten he’s behind the bench rather than between the pipes. Semyon Varlamov had a respectable first round (Sv% of .913, 10th among goalies who started at least one game), but through the first five games, he had a .931 Sv%. With only one game left to win, he posted back-to-back .857 performances and lost the series. So is Varlamov to blame? Not really. Unless your name is Hasek or Roy, you can’t expect to win if your team is posting a Shots For % of 42.8. Colorado was lucky to be in a Game 7. Wednesday night their luck ran out. The Department of Hockey Analytics employs advanced statistical methods and innovative approaches to better understand the game of hockey. Its three founders are Ian Cooper, a lawyer, former player agent and Wharton Business School graduate; Dr. Phil Curry, a professor of economics at the University of Waterloo; and Ijay Palansky, a litigator in Washington, D.C., former high-stakes professional poker player and harvard law School graduate.
CHICAGO — Loyola of Chicago opposite hitter Joe Smalzer no longer has a chip on his shoulder about being an underdog. California schools have long dominated men’s volleyball while only a few other schools have won a national title. Top-seeded Loyola joined the elite group, beating third-seeded Stanford 3-1 on Saturday night for the Ramblers’ first NCAA men’s volleyball title. For any doubters, Smalzer can point to Loyola’s NCAA trophy. “We show it by how we play,” Smalzer said. “We were ranked No. 1 I think all but two or three weeks this year. For all the people that are hating on us, look at the scores. Look at the wins. Look at our record.” Schools west of the Rockies have won 40 of the 45 NCAA titles. Penn State won two championships, and Ohio State one. Lewis’ 2003 title was vacated due to player eligibility. “Before this year, we had never been ranked higher than seventh or eighth,” libero Peter Jasaitis said. “For us to put this together, not just make a Cinderella run at the end, but really be consistent all year, work hard all year, stay focused all year on and off the court, you can’t help but be proud about it.” Cody Caldwell had 20 kills and Thomas Jaeschke and Smalzer each had 12 kills for Loyola (29-1), which won the final set 25-15. The Ramblers won their final 27 matches after losing to Southern California on Jan. 4. Brian Cook had 15 kills for Stanford (24-9), and Steven Irvin added 10. The Cardinal, the national champion in 1997 and 2010, are 3-1 overall against Loyola. “There’s a lot of athletes out there who can play at a high level,” Stanford coach John Kosty said. “There’s not enough places for them to go, so we keep seeing teams getting better and better. “(Loyola coach) Shane Davis has done a tremendous job in recruiting. He’s gotten into the southern California schools. He’s pulled local kids. He’s done a really nice job pulling this team together.” Davis was 23 when he took the Loyola job in 2003. A couple years ago, he wondered if he should continue coaching. Then the Ramblers qualified for their first NCAA tournament last year, losing to UC-Irvine in the semifinals. “This year, it was a little bit less pressure put on myself,” Davis said. Loyola hit .452 to Stanford’s .266. The Ramblers hit .696 to win the first set 25-17. After Stanford hit .444 to take the second set 25-19, Davis said he emphasized the Ramblers step up their serving. Loyola hit .500 in the third to win 25-19 and .400 in the fourth to win 25-15. The Ramblers had 8 ½ blocks to Stanford’s 5 ½. “We ran into a hot and a hot serving team tonight,” Kosty said. “They kept us off guard and off balance all night long. We struggled to get into system.” Loyola has won one only one other national title —— in men’s basketball in 1963. “Hopefully, it’s going to be sooner than 50 years before we have another one,” Davis said. The Ramblers credited their homecourt support. A sold-out crowd of 4,485 attended. The Cardinal will keep that in mind. Stanford hosts the NCAA tournament next year.
McGowan pumped with win over Pirates BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Blue Jays 7 Pirates 2 PITTSBURGH — Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he sat awake in his hotel bed Saturday night, thinking about his bullpen’s recent problems. He even addressed his group of relievers Sunday morning. Dustin McGowan made those worries a nonfactor, at least for a day. McGowan pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Colby Rasmus hit a grand slam and Melky Cabrera added a two-run homer as the Blue Jays beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2. “We had to have that one,” Gibbons said. McGowan (2-1) allowed one run, striking out five and throwing 101 pitches. It was the second consecutive quality start for McGowan, a diabetic who started wearing an insulin pump on the mound in his last start. “My blood sugar still gets erratic sometimes,” he said. “But that’s part of the game for me. With the adrenaline going and everything, it does what it wants to do. I can’t control it sometimes.” McGowan eclipsed the 100-pitch mark for the first time since June 27, 2008. “That’s two outings wearing that pump,” Gibbons said. “Maybe there’s something to that.” It was just the fourth win in 13 games for Toronto, which prevented the Pirates from completing their first series sweep of the season. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and first base coach Rick Sofield were ejected by plate umpire Greg Gibson at the end of the fourth inning for arguing a called third strike on Jordy Mercer. The strikeout stranded two runners and ended the inning. “I think it was pretty apparent that the low strike wasn’t going to come into play,” Hurdle said. “But the fact of the matter was it got to a point where I felt a pitch that hadn’t been called a strike all day got called a strike in, for me, a very pivotal at-bat for us.” Rasmus connected in the second inning for his fourth career slam. He also doubled and singled. The Blue Jays held on to this early lead. Toronto wasted a 5-3, ninth-inning edge in the series opener and a 5-0, fourth-inning advantage on Saturday night.
MIDGET AAA BASEBALL The Red Deer Carstar Braves dropped both ends of a midget AAA baseball doubleheader Saturday at St. Albert. Dylan Boreman went the distance on the Carstar mound in a 5-0 loss to the host Cardinals. Mike Ozga and Blake Thompson each a hit for the Braves. In the second game, Ty Elliott got the starting pitching assignment for Carstar and was relieved by Parker Booth and Kane Leblanc in a 17-1 loss. Boreman cracked a single and double and drove in a run in a losing cause. Red Deer’ scheduled doubleheader Sunday versus Edmonton 2 at Telus Field was called off due to weather conditions.
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Toronto Blue Jays’ Colby Rasmus, left, hits a grand slam in front of Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Stewart in the second inning of the baseball game on Sunday, in Pittsburgh. Josh Harrison hit two triples for the Pirates. Edinson Volquez (1-3) gave up six runs and seven hits in five innings. He also allowed six earned runs in his last outing April 21 against St. Louis. Volquez pitched himself into a jam in the second inning before Rasmus stepped to the plate, issuing walks to Edwin Encarnacion and Juan Francisco to start the inning. Brett Lawrie reached on an infield single to load the bases with no outs. Rasmus hit a full-count curveball about 10 rows deep in the right-field seats for his seventh home run of the season, giving the Blue Jays a 4-1 lead. Rasmus
said he was not necessarily looking for an offspeed pitch in that situation. “I was just trying to be out over the plate and throw my hands at anything because he’s got a good changeup, good curveball and a good two-seamer, and he already tried to thumb me a couple in,” he said. “I was just trying to be ready to put something in play.” The slam negated an early lead the Pirates built on Neil Walker’s groundout, scoring Harrison after his triple.
Nathan MacKinnon joins Canada for world championship, replaces David Perron
reer Stanley Cup playoff series. Crosby starred at his first world championships, putting up eight goals and eight assists in nine games in Latvia in 2006. David Perron of the Edmonton Oilers pulled out of the tournament with a hip injury. Sam Reinhart of the Kootenay Ice is with the team in Zurich for training camp and Canada’s upcoming exhibition game. He’s the third ranked North American skater on NHL Central Scouting’s list for next month’s draft. MacKinnon is set to arrive in Zurich on Monday with defenceman Erik Gudbranson. Schenn and Read are scheduled to be there Tuesday. Canada will travel to Minsk, Belarus, after playing one exhibition game. The IIHF world championship begins Friday, as Canada opens at Chizhovka Arena against France.
THE CANADIAN PRESS Like Sidney Crosby in 2006, Nathan MacKinnon will get a taste of Team Canada at the world championships at the age of 18. MacKinnon was one of three players added to Canada’s worlds roster Sunday, along with Brayden Schenn and Matt Read of the Philadelphia Flyers. The Colorado Avalanche rookie and 2013 No. 1 pick had two goals and eight assists in his first ca-
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Parker leads Spurs past Mavericks EMOTIONAL PERFORMANCE GIVES SPURS GAME 7 WIN TO ADVANCE AND MEET PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Spurs 119 Mavericks 96 SAN ANTONIO — Faced with the possibility of having a second straight season end with a Game 7 loss, the San Antonio Spurs played with emotion and let Tony Parker have some fun. Parker scored 32 points and the San Antonio led by as many as 31 on its way to a 11996 victory over the Dallas Mavericks, closing out a stressful first-round series Sunday in seven games. The finale featured Tim Duncan diving into Dallas’ bench to save a ball and the Spurs’ reserves continually on their feet to celebrate baskets. But no one had as much fun or hit the floor more than Parker. The All-Star point guard was 11 for 19 from the field and 10 for 13 on free throws as Dallas was unable to keep him from attacking the lane, despite a series of hard fouls. “I just knew that I had to be aggressive if we wanted to have a chance to win the game because of the strategy that the Mavericks chose,” Parker said. “They just dared me to score.” Manu Ginobili scored 20 points, Danny Green added 16 points and Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard had 15 points apiece for San Antonio. Dirk Nowitzki had 22 points
and nine rebounds to lead Dallas. Last season ended for the Spurs with a Game 7 loss in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. Facing a much earlier end, San Antonio rode a raucous home crowd and overwhelmed Dallas. San Antonio advances to face the fifth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers, who upset the Houston Rockets in a six-game series. The series opens Tuesday in San Antonio. The Spurs got off to a quick start as they had done at home all series, but the Mavericks were unable to respond as they did in winning Game 2 on the road. Leonard’s 16-foot jumper gave San Antonio an 18-7 lead 6 minutes into the game and the lead swelled to 29 with 2 minutes remaining in the first half. “We gave ourselves a chance but today we got hit by a tidal wave early,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “They had their best game today and we just weren’t able to do quite enough to stay in it early. It’s hard when you get hit with an onslaught early the way the guys did.” Nowitzki struggled through much of the series, but the Mavericks pushed the Spurs to the brink of elimination behind strong post-season performances from Monta Ellis, Vince Carter, Devin Harris
and DeJuan Blair. “On the court what confounded us was that they’ve got shooters all the way around,” San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. “Dirk Nowitzki gets a crowd, if you double him you, you leave a lot of other open shooters. So we played him pretty much one-on-one, so we could stay at home a little bit better. That and the ability to shoot it; spread the floor, run the sets that Rick does and the speed of Harris and Ellis was tough for us to handle.” Dallas also played a physical series. There were two technical fouls and two flagrant fouls in Game 7 and two more flagrants reversed upon review. Parker was assessed a technical with 31.6 second left in the first quarter after making a layup on and jawing with former teammate Blair as the two ran down the court. The two had been talking to each other all series and Parker was clearly frustrated at times with the hard fouls committed by Blair on his drives earlier in the series. But Parker said it was all in good fun. “I was just laughing with DeJuan,” Parker said of the technical. “That’s why it was so funny to get a technical for that, because I was not even cursing at him. DeJuan played four years (for the Spurs). He lived for a year at my house. I love DeJuan.”
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San Antonio Spurs’ Manu Ginobili drive around Dallas Mavericks’ Monta Ellis during the first half of Game 7 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, in San Antonio.
Kings and Ducks look back on a game of inches BUT BOTH TEAMS EAGER TO GO AGAIN AFTER OVERTIME THRILLER IN GAME 1 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ANAHEIM, Calif. — The width of Alec Martinez’s shin guard was the difference between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks in their playoff series opener. Corey Perry had the puck on his stick with a nearly open net early in overtime, but Martinez managed to block the shot by the Ducks’ best goalscorer. It happened in an instant, but both players were still thinking about the pivotal play a day later as they prepared for Game 2 on Monday night. “I guess I channeled my inner goalie, playing in the driveway when I was younger,” Martinez said Sunday after the latest round of congratulations for his game-saving block. “I just tried to get in front of it, and maybe got a little bit lucky, too.” No hockey game turns on one play, and the Kings wouldn’t have even made it to overtime without Marian Gaborik’s tying goal with 7 seconds left in regulation in their 3-2 win. Several minutes after Martinez’s big save, Gaborik’s game-winner put the Kings up 1-0 in the second round with their fifth consecutive playoff victory. Both teams expect a long, taxing series between evenly matched opponents with a thorough mutual familiarity. They won’t be surprised if more games in the series come down to one blocked shot, one extra pass or one big save. Perry still won’t soon forget his missed opportunity to put the Ducks in front in the series. “I’ve seen it a few times,” said a grimacing Perry, who scored 43 goals in
the regular season and two more in the first round against Dallas. “I was up for a while. You think about what it could have been. “He made a great play,” Perry added. “I thought I had an open net, and obviously I tried to put it in, but he just got his leg on it, and I missed the rebound. Hopefully it’s a different bounce next time.” Even before the late theatrics, the Southern California rivals’ first playoff meeting was every bit as entertaining as expected. The Kings have little trouble winning on the road, while the Ducks were a dominant home team this season — but neither team is likely to have a distinct home-ice advantage. “I thought the atmosphere was great,” Kings forward Justin Williams said. “A lot of times when you’re on the road, all you want to hear is silence. But there wasn’t even much silence when we scored. There was a lot of Kings fans there and a lot of support for us, so that was the extra added element to the game. Usually when you score an overtime goal, it’s crickets in the building, and we heard a little something, so Kings fans are making their way down the freeway.” Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne all had big moments for the Ducks, who controlled play for long stretches and got a strong performance from new starting goalie Jonas Hiller. Anaheim still couldn’t capitalize on its opportunities to pull away, failing to crack the NHL’s best defence with its habitually struggling power play. The Ducks might have more offensive ability than the Kings, but they also know it won’t matter unless it leads to goals.
Mayweather makes his great escape, and next up could be the man who almost beat him BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS — Floyd Mayweather Jr. was all smiles as he headed up an escalator with his large entourage, turning to flash a thumbs-up at fans greeting him. Mayweather escaped to fight another night, and the fight may be against the man who came closest to handing him the first defeat of his 16-year pro career. Marcos Maidana nearly did what 45 other fighters couldn’t, taking the fight to Mayweather before losing a 12-round majority decision that angered both the Argentine and the fans at MGM Grand arena. Mayweather was hit more than any bout in his career, and needed to rally from the middle rounds on to keep his unbeaten record. Maidana called the richest fighter in the world an ordinary boxer and said he deserved a rematch in September. “If the fans want to see us do it again, we’ll do it again,” Mayweather said. Maidana threw twice as many punches, but Mayweather was more efficient in landing more than half his shots in a fight where the 37-year-old was tested to the limit. Mayweather won five of the last seven rounds on two scorecards and six of the last seven on the third to pull out the win. Bleeding from a cut by his right eye
from a head butt in the fourth round that he said blinded him for two rounds, Mayweather had to reach deep into his bag of tricks to salvage what had been expected to be a relatively easy $32 million pay day against the 6-1 underdog. Maidana landed more punches against Mayweather than any fighter ever had, showering him with overhand rights that often found their mark on the top of his head. Mayweather countered with straight right hands and left hooks, but was never able to hurt his challenger in the welterweight title fight. Mayweather said he decided to stand inside and fight Maidana to please the fans. “I was in a tough competitive fight,” Mayweather said. “I normally like to go out there and box and move. But he put pressure on me, so that’s when I decided I’d make it competitive and fight differently. I wanted to give the fans what I know they wanted to see, so I stood there and fought him.” In the end, though, Mayweather got the win — just as he did in his previous 45 fights. The decision was met with disbelief by Maidana and booed heavily by the crowd. He retained his welterweight title by winning 117-111 on one scorecard and 116-112 on another. A third judge had it even at 114-114. The Associated Press scored it for Mayweather 115-113.
“We didn’t bury our few chances,” Getzlaf said. “I don’t think they’ve changed much. They’re still the team we know. They’ve just upped their intensity, and we’ve got to match it.” The defence-minded Kings have been impressive offensively during their playoff winning streak. Los Angeles has 21 goals in its last five games, and Anze Kopitar has become the postseason’s leading scorer so far. The Kings are scoring well, but their defensive depth became even shallower in victory: Veteran defenceman Jeff Schultz could make his debut for Los
Angeles in Game 2 if injured Willie Mitchell and Robyn Regehr must sit out. Down to five healthy defencemen for much of Game 1 at Honda Center, the Kings still managed to limit the Ducks to two goals. “I had a little chat with (coach Darryl Sutter), and he said, ’Just go out there and play,”’ said Schultz, who played for Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau in Washington during his 399 games of NHL experience. “It’s hard to replace a guy like Robyn, but I feel like I’m capable of doing a similar job to what he can do.”
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Holmes soaks in a win at Wells Fargo Championship BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CHARLOTTE, N.C. — J.B. Holmes was a 3-foot putt away from winning the Wells Fargo Championship when he backed away to size up the situation. This wasn’t about pressure. He was just happy to be there. Nearly three years removed from brain surgery, Holmes was in a far better place Sunday at Quail Hollow. His 3-foot bogey putt gave him a 1-under 71 and a one-shot victory over Jim Furyk, capping a remarkable comeback from a health issue that wouldn’t be classified as the garden variety in golf. Not many other guys keep a piece of their skull in a container in their closet. “Just enjoying the moment,” Holmes said. “You don’t get that very often, so getting up and thanking God for letting me have the opportunity to do it. Whether I made it or not, just enjoy being there.” He made it more stressful than he needed, with two bogeys on the last three holes and an 8-foot par putt on the other. Jason Bohn had the best chance to catch Holmes, one shot behind until pulling a 4-iron into the water on the par-3 17th and making double bogey. Phil Mickelson never had a chance, missing four putts from the 4-foot range and closing with a 76 to finish out of the top 10. It was the third PGA Tour win for Holmes, and by far the sweetest. Three years ago, he began to feel dizzy, and it wasn’t much longer when he was diagnosed with structural defects in the cerebellum known as Chiara malformations. He had brain surgery — twice. The first time was to remove a piece of his skull. The second
time was from an allergic reaction to the adhesive that was holding the titanium plate to the base of the skull, causing severe headaches. If that wasn’t enough, he injured his left elbow from hitting too many golf balls in a rush to return. Holmes spent a year getting more cortisone shots that he cared to remember, and when he broke his ankle while roller blading for exercise last year, he used that time to have elbow surgery. “It’s been a long journey for me,” Holmes said. “I’ve had some ups and downs. It’s a great feeling to be out there and to get one done.” Holmes made enough key putts to allow for some mistakes at the end. He ran off three birdies in a four-hole stretch around the turn, including a 30-footer on No. 11 that opened up a two-shot lead. He gouged a fairway metal out of the rough on the par-5 15th to set up a 6-foot birdie putt that stretched his lead to three shots. Perhaps the biggest putt of all was an 8-foot par save on the 17th hole. That kept his lead at two shots, and he needed it. Instead of playing an iron off the tee, he drove into the right rough, came up well short of the green and chipped weakly to 45 feet. Furyk was watching on TV in the locker room when Holmes knocked in the bogey putt to finish at 14-under 274. Martin Flores, in his first time playing in the last group, fell too far back with a three-putt bogey on the 13th. He made bogey on the 18th for a 72 and was third, the best finish of his PGA Tour career. Bohn also bogeyed the 18th for a 70 to finish fourth. David Hearn of Brantford, Ont., was the top Canadian. He finished in a tie for 44th place while Mike Weir of Brights Grove, Ont., finished 57th.
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J.B. Holmes holds the trophy after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday.
Stacy Lewis runs away with North Texas Shootout title BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
IRVING, Texas — There was no near-miss for Stacy Lewis this time. This was a runaway for the highestranked American after six runner-up finishes in her previous 16 tournaments. Lewis shot a 7-under 64 on Sunday in the North Texas LPGA Shootout, finishing at 16-under 268 and six strokes ahead of Meena Lee. It was the LPGA Tour’s largest margin of victory since Jiyai Shin won the 2012 Women’s British Open by nine. “I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. I kind of have these mini goals in the back of my mind,” Lewis said. “One of them was kind of taking a tournament and running away with it. ... So to be so close the last few weeks and then to come out and shoot 64, I mean I don’t even know what to say.” It was the ninth career LPGA Tour victory for Lewis, her first since August in the Women’s British Open, and will boost the Texan from third to second in the world ranking. Lewis made a putt from about 25 feet off the fringe at the 540-yard seventh for an eagle. She followed with consecutive birdies to make the turn at
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Bernhard Langer won the Champions Tour’s Insperity Invitational for the third time, closing with a 1-under 71 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Fred Couples. Langer finished at 11-under 205 at The Woodlands to become the 10th 20-time winner on the 50-and-over tour. The 56-year-old German player also won the 2007 event at Augusta Pines and successfully defended his title in 2008 at The Woodlands. He opened this season with a victory in Hawaii. “I’m hoping to add to that number,” Langer said. “I hope I’m not done yet. I’m very blessed to have won 20 times in 6 ½ years. It’s been a great run and a wonderful achievement. “I just feel like I’m playing some of my best golf in my career.” Couples, the former University of Houston player who won the 2010 event, finished with a 67. He won in March in Newport Beach, California. “On a golf course as hard as this, you can’t really play relaxed golf,” Couples said. “You have to pay attention to what you’re doing. I didn’t hit enough good shots to shoot a lot lower to catch Bernhard, although I got close to him.” Colin Montgomerie was third at 9 under after a 70.
His best finish on the tour is second in March in Newport Beach. The Scot had no complaints about his finish. “If you’re second, third to Couples and Langer, you’re doing OK,” Montgomerie said. Esteban Toledo, the winner last year, was 7 under after a 71. Jay Haas and Tom Pernice Jr. tied for fifth at 6 under. Haas shot his third straight 70, and Pernice had a 71.
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had three runner-up finishes in her last eight tournaments in 2013 after her victory at St. Andrews. Lewis got a share of the lead in Texas after a frustrating 69 in the third round Saturday when she hit all 18 greens in regulation but missed several makeable birdie putts. “Honestly, I didn’t change anything. I didn’t do anything different,” she said. “They just didn’t go in (Saturday). ... But once you see putts in, it’s kind of contagious.” Defending champion Inbee Park closed with a 72 to tie for 14th at finish at 5 under. That will be good enough when the new world ranking comes out to stay No. 1 for the 56th consecutive week since the South Korean replaced Lewis at the top. Lewis will supplant Lydia Ko in the second spot. Ko, who didn’t play in North Texas, moved to No. 2 after her win last week in San Francisco only days after her 17th birthday. Wie had her fourth consecutive top10 finish, including her first win in nearly four wins at home in Hawaii after a runner-up finish in the season’s
WEB.COM TOUR BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS VALDOSTA, Ga. — Blayne Barber won the South Georgia Classic on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, closing with a 5-under 67 for a two-stroke victory. The 24-year-old former Auburn player had a 15-under 273 total at Kinderlou Forest. He earned $117,000 to jump from 29th to sixth on the money list with $155,257. “It feels so great,” Barber said. “I didn’t look at a scoreboard all day and I’m realizing now
that it happened. Today was just a blur. I played some good golf and the next thing I know I’m sitting here as a champion. I really didn’t see it coming this week.” He overcame a double bogey on the par-4 12th with birdies on Nos. 14 and 16. “I feel like I’m not very good at overcoming adversity,” Barber said. “I think the reason I came out on top today was that I just took my hands off the steering wheel a little bit and just played golf and didn’t look at any boards.” Alex Prugh was second after a 67. Third-round leader Carlos Ortiz, trying to earn an immediate promotion to the PGA Tour as a three-time winner this season, had a 72 to finish third at 12 under.
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14 under and up by three strokes. “The eagle just really kind of got things going in the right direction, and then just I never let up,” said Lewis, who punctuated her round with birdies on Nos. 17 and 18. “I never let the hammer down.” Lee, the South Korean who won the last her two LPGA Tour titles in 2006, shot 70 after going into the final round at Las Colinas Country Club tied with Lewis for the lead. Lee bogeyed the opening hole and needed a birdie at No. 18 to finish alone in second place. Michelle Wie, who closed within two before faltering late, had a 67 to finish third at 9 under. Na Yeon Choi (69) and Kim Kauffman (70) tied for fourth at 8 under. Kraft Nabisco winner Lexi Thompson (69), Cristie Kerr (71) and Suzann Pettersen (72) were among six players at 7 under. Lewis, from The Woodlands near Houston, has finished outside the top six only once in nine tournaments this year. She was third at the Kraft Nabisco and had another runner-up finish just last week in San Francisco. She
first major. Wie, playing five groups ahead of Lewis, was 6 under in a span of seven holes — Nos. 9-15. When she made a 4-foot birdie putt at No. 15, she was 11 under and only two strokes behind Lewis, who was finishing her only bogey of the day at the par-3 11th. Lewis’ tee shot at the 175-yard 11th half-buried in the sand just under the lip of the bunker. Lewis had sand in her face after hitting out, and couldn’t save par. But she got that lost stroke right back with a long birdie putt at the par-4 12th. While Wie was finishing with consecutive bogeys, Lewis had an incredible par-saver at the 390-yard 15th hole, where deciding against an iron she hit her drive into the water. After dropping from about 140 yards, she hit her approach to about 3 feet. Wie’s eagle at the 510-yard 10th hole was her third of the week there. But after missing the green at the 180-yard 17th for a bogey, she hooked her 8-iron approach at the closing par 5 into the trees and bogeyed. “I thought I had it on 17, just nuked it over the green,” Wie said. “I just hit a wall on the last hole, which is disappointing for me. At the same time, 4-under par on the last day, I’ll take it.”
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THE RED DEER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT Invites applications for the position of: Office Manager at Hunting Hills High School. Duties will include: -Administrative assistant to the principal and vice principals -Maintenance of office budget and student information system. -Supervision of personnel and office management -Assists with coordination and public relations of school activities Desirable qualifications: -Relevant training and a minimum of two years experience -Ability to simultaneously deal with a variety of tasks in a busy school office. -Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. -Strong problem solving and organizational skills. -Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite For more information about the Red Deer Public School District, visit our web site at: www.rdpsd.ab.ca This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found; however, applications received by noon on May 23, 2014 will be assured of careful consideration. Applications, with references, should be directed to: humanresources @rdpsd.ab.ca A current criminal record check and child intervention check will be required of new employees. We thank all applicants for their interest but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted. You can sell your guitar for a song... or put it in CLASSIFIEDS and we’ll sell it for you!
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HAGEL Joey Joey Hagel of Red Deer, Alberta, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at the age of 27 years. Joey was known for his compassionate heart, sense of ridiculous humor, and by his handsomeness. Joey is survived by his loving mother Patricia Austin, step-father Vern Austin and sisters, Angela Ezra, Louise Helder, and Miranda Fenrich, as well as his nieces and nephews. Joey is very loved and will be missed by many friends and family. Visitations will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 5508-48A Avenue, Red Deer, on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Alto-Reste Cemetery following the Funeral Mass. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.eventidefuneralchapels.com Arrangements entrusted to EVENTIDE FUNERAL CHAPEL 4820 - 45 Street, Red Deer. Phone (403) 347-2222
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W.R.SCOTT Equipment LEE SPECIALTIES a company dealing in designs and manufactures compact equipment is pressure control equiplooking for a representative ment, production logging to handle equipment, tools, logging system and parts, sales & equipment related equipment for the rentals. Applicant must cased-hole wireline service have a valid driver’s industry. As a result of licence, basic computer continued growth and exknowledge is an asset. pansion we are seeking a Please send resume to: MACHINIST dbevan@ to join our team. wrscottequipment.com RESPONSIBILITIES or fax 1-780-440-1771 • Operating machines; conventional turning, Something for Everyone milling machines & Everyday in Classifieds CNC machines • Machining parts, ensuring conformance to specifications Truckers/ • Completing work orders & Drivers associated documents • Conducting regular After 25 years of providing routine maintenance transportation service to operations on shop the food service industry equipment in accor- we are growing dance with pre-defined NRC MOTOR schedules to minimize downtime EXPRESS LTD. • Machining for internal has the following positions & external customers, available to accommodate may be required for on our contact clients growth. call services LCV OPERATOR • Ensuring the integrity for scheduled 1800 Hr. of all the measuring dispatches Sunday-Thursday. devices is maintained • Correctly interpret Red Deer - Calgary - return. $220/day + Benefits. engineering drawings • Carrying out other job COMPANY OPERATOR related tasks as for scheduled 5 axle assigned by a supervisor dispatches from Red Deer to Vancouver and return. QUALIFICATIONS and Starting wage .42/Mi. Experience Team Operation starting at • Journeyman Machinist .67/Mi. + Company Benefits. Certificate or equivalent experience. OWNER OPERATOR UNIT • Ability read & interpret for scheduled 5 axle disshop drawings. patches from • Safety conscious Calgary or Edmonton to • Attention to detail Vancouver and return. • Previous Oilfield equipStart at $1.80/Mi. Team ment experience an asset unit Starts at $2.00/Mi. • API/ISO knowledge an asset Company benefits, fuel We would like to thank cards, and use of supplier everyone for their interest, accounts are available. however, only those candidates selected for an In addition to the Sirus/XM interview will be contacted. stereo equipped late model Please provide cover units our equipment is letter, resume, and referpurchased for Operator ences with attention to comfort and safety. Human Resources Mountain and Refer Fax: (403) 347-3312 experience an asset for Email: hr@leespecialties. com applicants seeking full or part time employment. Fax resume to 403-227-6699
DRIVER/SALES Canwest Propane, an affiliate of Gibson Energy, is the industry leader in providing propane supply, distribution, equipment and related services to customers across Western Canada. We are seeking to hire permanent Driver/Sales for the Red Deer area. Qualifications Required: * Valid Class 3 license with air ticket * Valid delivery and safety courses; Emergency First Aid, WHMIS and TDG are required although training is available * Propane-related experience is an asset * Oilfield experience is an asset Canwest Propane offers a competitive compensation package Interested candidates are invited to apply via our website www.gibsons.com/careers or by Fax at 403-346-0595
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery 3 days per week. NO WEEKENDS!!
The successful applicant will be a ticketed, Red Seal Journeyman Pipefitter/Steamfitter • Be able to complete ISO drawings CENTRAL AB based truck• Measure existing and new ing company requires piping projects within Owner Operators an Oil and Gas Plant & Company Drivers • Organized in AB. Home the odd night. • A Self-starter Weekends off. Late model • Team player tractor pref. 403-586-4558 This project runs from CLASS 1 driver with fluid May - September 2014, hauling experience, local and will be by hand runs. 403-373-3285 or fax only-tools supplied LOA resume and copies of all and travel pay also supplied valid tickets to 403-986-2819 Are you looking to grow your career in a drug and CLASS 1 or 3 drivers req’d for moving equipment. alcohol free environment, surrounded by a great team? Resumes to be dropped off Then Profoxx Energy would at Key Towing. 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer. like to hear from you. We are a professional fast growing company that offers competitive wages and benefits in a fun and safe environment. Submit your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org Or by fax 780-622-5056
880 * Adults * Youths * Seniors *
Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week
INNISFAIL The papers arrive ready to deliver. NO COLLECTING!
Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
Busy road construction company looking for Labours. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have a Class 5 license. Fax resume to 403-309-0489 Tired of Standing? Find something to sit on in Classifieds
LAUNDRY PERSON Responsible for all in-house laundry for our rental inventory. Clean, press and store different fabrics. Must be physically fit and well organized. $13/hour plus benefits. Apply in person, fax 403-347-7066 or email: email@example.com
McIntosh Ave & McKee Cl. also MacKenzie & Marion Cres. Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info CLEANERS F/T Comm/ Res, physically fit, $14/hr. Reply to: Ascent Cleaning Services RR4, Box 4, Site 3 Lacombe, AB T4L 2N4 DISPATCHER REQ’D. Knowledge of Red Deer and area is essential. Verbal and written communication skills are req’d. Send resume by fax to 403-346-0295 Start your career! See Help Wanted
F/T MEAT CUTTER F/T PRODUCE CLERK Full benefits, staff incentives. Apply within.
Need Flexible SUMMER WORK? We are located in your local city/town. Guaranteed $17 base pay, cust. sales/service, no experience necessary, we will train, conditions apply. Visit www.summeropenings.ca/rda or call 403-755-6711 to APPLY NOW! PRIVATE treatment center requires 2 night staff for Client Services Representative position. This is a full time position from 11pm-7am and includes the following duties; light office duties, answering telephone, client support and/or resolution as needed. Resume can be forwarded to staceygrantham@ thewholelifeinstitute.com. Interviews by appt. only. Red Deer Advocate
NEWSPAPER CARRIERS REQUIRED GAETZ SOUTH P/T FRONT END STAFF Staff incentives. Apply within.
To deliver 1 day a week in BOWDEN Please call Debbie at 403-314-4307 Classifieds...costs so little Saves you so much!
RENTAL STORE requires an employee for counter sales. Must have equipment and small engine knowledge. Retail and parts inventory experience are assets. Must be physically fit. Full time position with OT in busy season. sales@ parklandrentals.com or fax 403-347-7066 SAFETYNET SECURITY is looking for motivated and professional security officers to work on a local construction project. Applicants must have valid Alberta Security License and the ability to perform foot patrol on a complex construction site. Competitive wages and additional training provided. For inquiry please contact Les Walker 403-236-4884 email: leswalker@ safetynetsecurity.ca Summer Receptionist Openings. Local Red Deer company looking for appointment setters during our busy season. Ideal for students or someone searching for Part-Time. Competitive pay with incentives. Must be available Sundays. Located downtown. Call 403-755-8163 leave message for Mitch. Central Alberta’s Largest Car Lot in Classifieds
403-845-5370 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
stuff CLASSIFICATIONS 1500-1990
CONCRETE forming equipment Dura-Form 4’ x 2’, 5’x2’, 7’x2’, 8’ x 2’, lots of inside corners and fillers, most of forms are in cages. To view call Randy 403-843-1099 cell 587-679-2334. For pics and detailed equipt. list email: thepelletiers@ xplornet.ca
LADIES quick dry sports pants, REI, 3 pair. Like new, 30” waist, navy, dark green, beige. $50. ea.; Ladies Long Coat, stone washed denim, unlined, sz. large $40. 403-347-3741
* Adults * Youths * Seniors *
SPRINGBROOK The papers arrive ready to deliver.
NO COLLECTING! Phone Loren at 403-314-4316
TREES: Windbreak, privacy screen, white spruce trees 5’-7’ delivered & planted $60 ea. on 25 or more. 20+ yrs experience (780)778-0223.
Health & Beauty
Carriers are Needed to Deliver Central Alberta Life afternoons & evenings one day per week
Assets include push pull experience, grade knowledge and the ability to work well with others. Pidherney’s offers: • Top wages paid based on knowledge & experience • Benefit package • Career advancement opportunities Fax resume to Human Resources
WEED SPRAYER required. No experience necessary. Must have valid Class 5 Drivers License. Fax resume to 403-227-5099 or email to email@example.com
THE RED DEER PUBLIC EquipmentSCHOOL DISTRICT invites applications Heavy for 3 positions. 1. Head Caretaker TRAILERS for sale or rent at Escuela Pines School Job site, office, well site or Monday to Friday from storage. Skidded or 6-8:00 a.m. & 3 - 7:00 p.m. wheeled. Call 347-7721. 2. Caretaker at Central Middle School Monday - Friday Firewood from 2:00 -10:00 p.m 3. Caretaker at Ecole Barrie Wilson AFFORDABLE Monday-Friday from Homestead Firewood 5:00-9:00 p.m. Spruce & Pine - Split Team cleaning concept. 7 days/wk. 403-304-6472 For more information visit our website at LOGS www.rdpsd.ab.ca. Semi loads of pine, spruce, Deadline for applications tamarack, poplar. will be noon on May 16, 2014. Price depends on location. Applications forms may be Lil Mule Logging forwarded to 4747-53 Street, 403-318-4346 Red Deer, AB T4N 2E6. Fax:403-342-3780 Now Offering Hotter, Cleaner or email: humanresources BC Birch. All Types. P.U. / @rdpsd.ab.ca Delivery. Lyle 403-783-2275
Pidherney’s is busy and requires the following:
NEW Liz Arden NY nail polish, lip gloss, 12 eye shadows, 2 blush, 1 Croc cosmetic bag, great Mother’s Day gift $195 value, asking $75 403-227-2976
NEWER kitchen stove - Whirlpool, black, chrome front. Coil top. Never used. 1/2 price. $400. 403-347-7806
KING SIZE BOX SPRING, $100. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389 MATTRESS 54”. $100. 403-343-6044 OAK table w/4 chairs $75; chesterfield and love seat $100 403-346-5745
WANTED Antiques, furniture and estates. 342-2514
Stereos TV's, VCRs
PLAYSTATION 1 w/8 games, $60; PSP, with 4 movies & 11 games $120; 403-782-3847 PS2 with 15 games, $75; 403-782-3847 PSP 60, with 8 games, $120. Game Boy with 2 games, $50; 403-782-3847 RECORD PLAYER WITH SPEAKERS. Asking $150. Good cond. 403-341-4650 Call between 10 am & noon, otherwise please lv msg.
Misc. for Sale
*Black wall clock with pendulum $40. *2 New Lawn Chairs in bags for $15. *1 Reclining Lawn Chair for $15. COLORADO BLUE *2 Blue Matching Suitcases SPRUCE 6’-20’ , $15. all equipment for digging, basketing, hauling & planting. *20 Western records, $2/ea. Also have 74” truck mount *Royal Thair Bronze 60 pc forks, knives, & spoons tree spade. J/V TREE FARM. - in wooden case, $75. John 403-350-6439 403-358-5247 or Gary 403-391-1406
************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
ADULT or YOUTH CARRIERS NEEDED For delivery of Flyers, Express and Friday Forward ONLY 3 DAYS A WEEK in
CLEARVIEW RIDGE AREA
Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the Netook Construction Ltd. is looking to hire for their upcoming season.
Cooper Cl., Carter Cl., Connaught Cres., Churchill Cl. area $195/mo.
We are taking resumes for experienced
Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m.
(dozers, excavators, graders, scrapers, skidsteers, rubber tire hoe) and labourers for upcoming work.
Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.
HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS
You must have a current driver’s licence and safety tickets which include H2S Alive, First Aid/CPR, Ground Disturbance Level 2 (Standard 201), and CSTS. Also, hiring drivers with Class 1 license with equipment hauling and/or gravel truck experience.
East end of Cosgrove Cres. $73/mo.
Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax 1-403-556-6231. Candidates must go through preemployment drug testing.
MOUNTVIEW AREA Spruce Drive $62/mo. ALSO 43 Ave to 46 Ave, between 35 St. & 37 St. $82/mo. ALSO Springbett Drive & 44 Ave., 37 St. area $51/mo. ALSO 42 Ave area between 35 & 39 St. $62/mo. ALSO 43 Ave & 43 A Ave between 37 & 39 St. & one block of 43 Ave, and one block of 35 ST. $101/mo. ALSO 41 Ave between 36 & 38 St. $68/mo. Call Jamie 403-314-4306
INNISFAIL Adult Newspaper Carriers Needed For Early Morning Delivery of the
RED DEER ADVOCATE
FOR FLYERS, RED DEER SUNDAY LIFE & EXPRESS ROUTES IN:
Six days per week. Delivery by 6:30 a.m.
ANDERS AREA Alwright Close
Papers arrive at your home and are ready to deliver.
INGLEWOOD AREA Ing Close / Ireland Cres.
Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 email@example.com
LANCASTER AREA Lancaster Drive
* Adults * Youths * Seniors *
MORRISROE AREA Marion Cres / McKenzie Cres VANIER AREA Valentine Cres. / Vandorp St. Call Prodie @ 403- 314-4301 for more info ********************** TO ORDER HOME DELIVERY OF THE ADVOCATE CALL OUR CIRCULATION DEPARTMENT 403-314-4300
RED DEER ADVOCATE
Carriers are Needed to Deliver Red Deer Express * Flyers * Sunday Life afternoons & evenings 4 days per week
WESTPARK SUBDIVISION 35 Street 37 Street 41 St. Cres 58 Ave. Welton Cres. Westpark Cres.
36 Street 38 St. Close 57A Ave. Warwick Drive Wiltshire Pl. Wiltshire Dr.
Phone Loren at 403-314-4316 ************************** To order your own home or office delivery of the Red Deer Advocate Newspaper Phone our Circulation Department at 403-314-4300
CARRIER SUPERVISOR Full Time, 37.5 hours a week. $14.67/hr. to $20.39/hr. Depending Experience The candidate would be responsible for the recruitment of carriers for delivery of Advocate, EMC and CAL routes by various methods incorporated by the Circulation Department. This would include telephone calls, distribution of recruitment flyers, posters, networking, group presentations, advertising, use of social media, along with various other methods. The position would require interviewing, screening and signing up carriers for delivery, along with cold calling.
IS HIRING! We are currently seeking the following to join our team in
The candidate should have an outgoing personality, along with the ability to multi task. This should be complimented with excellent written and oral presentation skills. The position requires very good organization skills, the ability to work independently and in a group setting. For this position you must have good computer skills, a valid driver’s license with good driving record. A company car may be available during working hours. The candidate must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Blackfalds for all shifts: - CONCRETE FINISHERS - CARPENTERS - GENERAL LABOURERS Top wages paid based on experience. Full Beneﬁts and Uniform Package included. Visit our website for more detailed job descriptions at
We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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www.eaglebuilders.ca Applicants are able to apply online or fax resume to 403-885-5516 ATTN: Human Resources
Please forward resume to: Red Deer Advocate, Attention Doug Sibbet 2950 Bremner Ave., Red Deer, AB T4R 1M9 Email: email@example.com Fax: 403-341-4772
Looking for a new pet? Check out Classifieds to find the purrfect pet.
F/T TRUCK drivers req’d. Minimum Class 5 with air and clean abstract. Exp. preferred. In person to Key Towing 4083-78 St. Cres. Red Deer.
ADULT CARRIERS NEEDED For morning delivery of the ADVOCATE Delivery by 6:30 a.m. 6 days/week in:
Jenner Cres. & Judd Close.
Call (403) 347-6676 2965 Bremner Avenue @AlbertaAOL
PAINTER F/T Commercial/Residential Brush/Roll Application. Exp. req’d. Vehicle req’d. Contact Drew at CCL 403-596-1829
RED Deer based acid hauling company looking for Class 1 truck drivers. Top industry wages and benefits package. Please fax resume and drivers abstract to 403-346-3766
CELEBRATIONS HAPPEN EVERY DAY IN CLASSIFIEDS
TRUCKERS Busy road construction company looking for Class 1, Class 3, and winch truck drivers. Work is throughout Alberta. Must have at least 3 yr’s exp. Fax resume to 403-309-0489
for FACILITY PROJECT
Start your career! See Help Wanted
Call Joanne 403-314-4308 for more info
We thank all those who apply, but only those chosen for interview will be contacted
B10 RED DEER ADVOCATE Monday, May 5, 2014
Juventus clinches 30th Serie A title, Spanish race tightens as Madrid clubs falter
NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Roughnecks advance after OT win over Mammoth BY THE CANADIAN PRESS
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
ITALY Juventus clinched its third straight Serie A title and 30th overall without even playing. Second-place Roma (26-3-7) lost 4-1 at Catania on Sunday, leaving Juventus (302-3) with an insurmountable eight-point lead going into its game Monday at Atalanta. Roma has two games left. Eighth-place AC Milan (15-12-9) won 1-0 against fifth-place Inter Milan (14-7-15) on Nigel de Jong’s 65th-minute goal.
plays Wednesday at Valladolid, May 11 at Celta Vigo and May 18 at home against Espanyol.
SPAIN Atletico Madrid’s stumbled in its drive for what would be its first Spanish league title since 1996 when it lost 2-0 at Levante. Real Madrid needed a spectacular injurytime equalizer from Cristiano Ronaldo to salvage a 2-2 draw at home against Valencia. Ronaldo deftly used the sole of his right boot to turn in a cross in the second minute of second-half stoppage time, reaching 50 goals for the fourth straight season. Valencia took leads on goals by Jeremy Mathieu in the 44th and Dani Parejo in the 65th, and Sergio Ramos scored Real’s first goal in the 59th. Atletico, which meets Real in the Champions League final on May 24, gave up Filipe Luis; own goal in the seventh followed by David Barral’s goal in the 69th. Atletico (28-4-4) has 88 points with two games left, three points ahead of defending champion Barcelona (27-5-4), which was tied 2-2 at home by Getafe on Saturday. Barcelona plays at Elche on May 11, when Atletico is home against Malaga, then closes at home against Atletico on May 18. Real Madrid (26-4-5) has 83 points and
Misc. for Sale
30 BOTTLE WINE RACK. $20. 403-346-5745 AIR CONDITIONER 6000 BTU. Still in box. $100. 403-343-6044
Misc. for Sale
NEW Precious Moments Angel of Mercy Collectible. ideal gift for nurse. $50; Telephone that Red Deer Hospital allows, large buttons; $40.; child’s Fischer Price Wagon, $30; 403-347-3741 NEW wood deck box, with cooler inside, $100. 403-347-3741
CLEAROUT VARIOUS PARTYLITE PRODUCTS including candles.
SINGER SEWING MACHINE with cabinet, $75. 403-346-2070
60% off! Large selection. 403-350-9029 or 403-343-7389
GUITAR - $50. 403-346-4811
ELEC. Áoor scrubber $25, 36” Áat screen tv w/stand $100 403-346-5745 HOUSEPLANTS FOR SALE Cats - Moving unable to keep. Norfolk Pine, $30 BALINESE KITTENS 2 Spider Plants, $15 & $10. (2) $50. ea. Christmas Cactus $25. Burman Kittens Several Aloe Vera $1-$5. (2) $50. ea. As well as a vine $15. 403-887-3649 403-782-7439 KING Navy duvet cover & Queen green duvet cover $25 ea. 403-346-2070 Dogs LARGE galvanized laundry tub $20, decorative iron HUSKY WOLF PUPS!! and wood garden bench 1 F, 1st shots, Call Kerri $20, patio set, glass top, 403-506-3395 round table, 4 chairs, crank umbrella $25, pair of mechanics ramps (metal) Sporting $39 403-342-7460 Goods LAWNMOWER - gas $50. BBQ - small propane $50. ADAMS TIGHT LIES CAR SEAT WARMER DRIVER & WOODS 3-5-7. - new - $20. Right hand. Graphite shafts. JUMPER CABLES - $20. Very good cond. 403-346-4811 $120. 403-346-0093
Roughnecks 16 Mammoth 15 OT CALGARY — Last season, Shawn Evans was named the National Lacrosse League’s MVP. On Saturday, he showed he’s still got it. Evans scored his fourth goal 1:23 into overtime as the Calgary Roughnecks edged the Colorado Mammoth 16-15 in a back-and-forth West Division semi-final. “Incredible emotions. It was a hard-fought battle all the way but we stuck with it,” said Evans, who also had five assists for a gamehigh nine points. “The defence was soaking up shots. (Mike) Poulin was making those stops at the end of the game and when we had our chance, we capitalized on it. It feels great.” Working against tight-coverage from defender Joey Cupido, Evans made a couple quick pivots that got him just enough space to be able to fire a clean shot that beat Mammoth goaltender Dillon Ward. “The defence kind of collapsed so I just tried to bulldog my way to the middle and got an opening and let it rip,” said Evans. “Seeing the ball hit the back of the mesh was the biggest thrill.” As he raced down the floor in jubilation, the Roughnecks poured off the bench and smothered the 5-foot-8 forward in a dog pile as the raucous crowd of 12,375 at the Scotiabank Saddledome celebrated. “Evvy is a big game player,” said Calgary coach Curt Malawsky. “He’s our floor general, he’s a competitor and when the game’s on the line, he feels it. For a small guy, he’s got one of the biggest hearts. He plays 10-feet tall out there.” Calgary moves on to face the Edmonton Rush in the West final. “There wasn’t anything for free out there. Despite how many goals there were, guys were getting hammered all over the place,” said
ENGLAND Chelsea was held to a 0-0 tie by Norwich, likely narrowing the Premier League title race to Manchester City and Liverpool. Manchester City and Liverpool are both 25-6-5 going into the season’s final week, and City has a goal difference nine better than Liverpool’s — the first tiebreaker. Seeking its first league title since 1990, Liverpool is at Crystal Palace on Monday and closes Sunday at home against Newcastle. City, trying to win for the second time in three years, hosts Hull on Wednesday and West Ham on Sunday. Chelsea (24-6-7) is one point back but has only one game left. “We tried everything but at the end of the day we knew we had no chance of being champions,” Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. Norwich (8-20-9) is 18th and would be relegated unless it beats Arsenal next weekend and 17th-place Sunderland (9-198) loses to West Brom and Swansea, Arsenal (23-7-7) beat West Bromwich Albion 1-0 on Olivier Giroud’s 14th-minute goal, clinching fourth place and its 17th straight Champions League berth. AUSTRIA American forward Terrence Boyd scored the first goal of the game on a header in the 33rd minute, helping Rapid Vienna to a 2-0 win over Wacker Innsbruck in the Austrian Bundesliga. Boyd, competing for a spot on the U.S. World Cup roster, has 14 league goals and 19 overall with one game left, Rapid clinched second place.
LADIES GOLF CLUBS & bag - right hand - $50. 403-346-4811 Celebrate your life with a Classified ANNOUNCEMENT
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FLOWER GIRL DRESS - size 6. Fabric roses at neck & waist - front & back, $75 obo. 403-346-2070
Grain, Feed Hay
TIMOTHY & Brome square bales, great for horses, approx. 60 lbs. put up dry and covered, $5/bale Sylvan area. 403-887-2798
FOR RENT • 3000-3200 WANTED • 3250-3390
BLACKFALDS: 3 bdrm. newer duplex, $1300/mo. avail. June 1 or sooner Call 885-5046 or 506-8577
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
4 Plexes/ 6 Plexes
Realtors & Services
Antique & Classic Autos
2000 HONDA Odyssey, 3000,000 km. Still runs but needs new trans. $1500. 403-307-7477
7th Annual Calgary Premier collector car auction May 9 & 10. Grey Eagle Casino Indoors Convention Center. Incredible line up of cars. Consign today 1-888-296-0528 Ext. 102. EGauctions.com
COLLECTOR CAR AUCTION
ACROSS from park, 2 bdrm. 4-plex, 1 1/2 bath, 4 appls. Rent $1075/mo. d.d. $650. Avail. June 1st. 403-304-5337 3 bdrm., 1-1/2 bath, $1175. rent, s.d. $650, incl water sewer and garbage. Avail. June 1. 403-304-5337
Malawsky. “Hats off to the Colorado Mammoth. They went to war and our guys went to war and one shot wins it. And we were fortunate to be on the right side.” Dane Dobbie scored four goals and Curtis Dickson added three more for Calgary. Geoff Snider and Jeff Shattler each scored a pair with Daryl Veltman also scoring. Adam Jones scored five times to lead the way for Colorado. Athan Iannucci and John Grant Jr. had two goals apiece while Sean Pollock, Cameron Holding, Dan Coates, Bob Snider, Joel Dalgarno and Cupido also scored. Colorado (8-10) entered the playoffs having won three straight and four of seven since the club fired head coach Bob Hamley and two assistant coaches on March 4. Calgary (12-6) had also been on a roll of late, finishing the season with six wins in its last seven games. Colorado lost 15-10 to the Roughnecks in its opening playoff game last season. “It’s tough to swallow, especially how we went out last year,” said Jones. “We just can’t seem to get over that first game hump. To lose in overtime, it makes you think about the little plays that you could have done a little bit better. One more possession or one more loose ball could have the difference in the game.” Tied 14-14 after three quarters, Colorado took the lead 41 seconds into the fourth quarter on Jones’ fifth goal of the night. In the longest stretch of action without a goal, Calgary finally tied the game at 8:58 when Dickson took the ball to the net and put a shot over the shoulder of Ward. It was the seventh time the game was tied. Both teams had chances to win late in regulation, but both defences stepped up and sacrificed themselves, blocking shots at critical times.
HERE TO HELP & HERE TO SERVE
HONDA 250 cc, automatic, 110 KPH max. Very reliable. First $700 takes it. **SOLD**
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Hamlin finally gets points-paying victory NASCAR BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLADEGA, Ala. — Denny Hamlin, winner of four races at Daytona that didn’t count, finally has a pointspaying victory at a restrictor-plate track. Hamlin, who opened the season with a pair of wins in Daytona exhibition races only to finish second in the Daytona 500, was again sitting second in the closing laps Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. But he won a drag race with leader Kevin Harvick on a restart with two laps remaining, and was out front when NASCAR froze the field because of debris from an accident. Hamlin let out a deep sigh when the yellow flag waved. “Superspeedway win,” he said on his radio. “With points! With points!” Hamlin became the eighth winner in 10 races this season as drivers jockey to grab the 16 spots available in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. A victory conceivably gives a driver an automatic berth, and Joe Gibbs Racing now has both Hamlin and Kyle Busch eligible for the Chase. “We really just want to win races, regardless of the implications of what this means for the Chase,” Hamlin said. “I’m still a short-track guy. Those are my roots. But we’ve come a long way. We couldn’t finish 22nd in a restrictor-plate track, now we know we have the cars and the skills to win.” The win came at the track where Hamlin made a brief return last year — he ran just 23 laps before turning his car over to Brian Vickers — after missing four races with a broken back. Hamlin’s return to the car briefly built some momentum for the No. 11 team, but as his back continued to ache, the season fell apart in late summer and it took until the season finale for Hamlin to score his first win of the year. He also missed the Chase for the first time in his career. It didn’t appear that Hamlin had enough to beat Harvick, already a two-time winner this season, until the final restart. Harvick didn’t get the help he needed from behind, was hung out without any drafting partners, and
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Kurt Busch (41) Joey Logano (22) David Ragan (34) and Michael McDowell (95) collide in Turn 4 during the NASCAR Aaron’s 499 Sprint Cup series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, in Talladega, Ala. Hamlin pulled out to a comfortable lead. “We were in a good spot there at the end, and what you would want to put yourself in a position to win,” Harvick said. “Our line just never formed up.” Kyle Larson, who was lined up behind Hamlin on the restart and pushed him past Harvick, wasn’t able to help Harvick when Harvick was stranded in a middle lane. “He got a little bit far out in front of me, and then (Landon Cassill) pulled out of line down the backstretch and I got stuck in the middle and killed our run for the middle lane and the top lane,” Larson said. “I hated that I couldn’t help Kevin get a Chevy into Victory Lane.” As Hamlin pulled away, an accident deep in the pack scattered debris, and NASCAR was forced to throw the caution when a bumper was seen laying on the surface. The yellow prevented Greg Biffle, who led five times for a race-high 58 laps, from pulling out of line in an attempt to grab the victory away from Hamlin. “I looked in the mirror and I saw the smoke behind me, and I wasn’t really
sure whether the caution was going to come out and I didn’t know what to do,” Biffle said. “I thought about making my move on (Hamlin) right then because I had a huge run and I could have. “But I just didn’t want to pass too early. I was going to be the lone soldier on the outside lane, and I was going to be 15th by the time we got back around to the start finish line. So I was just waiting. I was setting up to go by him but just never had the chance. I wish I would have known we weren’t going to race all the way back.” Clint Bowyer finished third and was followed by Michael Waltrip Racing teammate Brian Vickers as Toyota took the victory and three of the top four spots. AJ Allmendinger finished fifth in a Chevrolet, followed by Paul Menard and then Harvick, who faded to seventh. Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. rounded out the top 10. Danica Patrick led two times for six laps, and the crowd roared its approval when she drove to the front early in the race. She finished 22nd.
“It was nice to lead laps,” she said. “It made me think real hard about how we’re going to stay up front, because we’ve just got to be there. It was a fast, fast car so we’ll be happy to take this one to Daytona.” It was a rough day for Brad Keselowski, a two-time Talladega winner, who darted to the lead on Lap 14 but appeared to not have cleared Patrick before squeezing in front of her car. She tapped the back of Keselowski’s car, sending him for a spin through the grass that caused enough damage to drop him six laps off the pace. “We weren’t clear enough to make that,” crew chief Paul Wolfe told his driver. “I’ll just call it at that: We weren’t clear enough to make that move.” Keselowski raced in the heart of the pack after the first incident in an attempt to get his laps back under caution periods. But he was heavily criticized for triggering a 14-car accident with 51 laps remaining. The accident began when Keselowski spun in front of Trevor Bayne, and among those collected were Jeff Gordon, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart and Jimmie Johnson.
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California Chrome rises from humble beginnings to victory in Kentucky Derby BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A horse with a humble pedigree. A couple of working stiff owners. A 77-yearold trainer with his first Kentucky Derby horse. Even Hollywood couldn’t have made this up. California Chrome made it look easy on Saturday, pulling away down the stretch to win the Derby by 1 ¾ lengths. In a sport dominated by wealthy owners and regally bred horses from Kentucky’s bluegrass country, this was a victory for the little guys. Owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn bred an $8,000 mare to a $2,500 stallion to produce the winner of the world’s most famous race with their one-horse stable. “This is just a dream come true and a great birthday present,”’ said Coburn, who turned 61 on Saturday. California Chrome ran 1 ¼ miles in 2:03.66 and paid $7, $5.60 and $4.20. The chestnut colt was sent off as the 5-2 favourite by the crowd of 164,906, the second-largest in the Derby’s 140-year history. His trainer, Art Sherman, be-
came the oldest trainer to win the Derby, 59 years after he travelled from California as an exercise rider for Derby winner Swaps. He watched that race from the barn area; this time he smelled red roses in the winner’s circle. Sherman was all smiles after the race. “He gave me the biggest thrill I ever had in my life,” he said. California Chrome has the unlikeliest pedigree for a Derby champion. His mother, named Love the Chase, won just one race. She was purchased by Coburn and Martin, a move that prompted a trainer to call them “dumb asses” for getting involved in racing. Feeling inspired, they named their operation DAP Racing, which stands for Dumb Ass Partners. Their silks include an image of a donkey. Coburn lives near Reno, Nevada, rising at 4:30 a.m. for his job as a press operator at a 13-employee company that makes magnetic strips for credit cards and driver licenses. Martin lives on the California side of the border near Reno, running a laboratory that tests highreliability equipment, like car air
bags and medical equipment. Coburn and Martin’s partnership is based on a handshake, and their wives are friends who enjoy the sport, too. The group came up with California Chrome’s name by drawing it out of a hat. The horse hadn’t even been out of his home state until this week. “Sometimes you don’t get a lot of respect,” Sherman said. “We’re in Kentucky and you know most of the Derby winners are bred here and few outside of Kentucky.” Sherman visited Swaps’ grave near the Derby museum earlier in the week and whispered a prayer: “I hope he’s another Swaps.” He sure was. California Chrome extended his winning streak to five races, won by a combined 26 lengths. It was the second Derby win for Espinoza, who rode War Emblem to victory in 2002. “I thought he rode him perfect,” said Sherman, a former jockey. “I was riding the last 70 yards with Victor, so I think he was riding two. He had a lot of weight on him, I can tell you that.” We Miss Artie, bred by Richard Lister of Toronto, placed 10th.
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as well as adding perimeter fencing and straightaway enhancements. No race date is expected to be announced Monday NEW ORLEANS — IndyCar will race in the New as IndyCar and track officials attempt to agree on Orleans area in 2015, Gov. Bobby Jindal confirmed which month to run the event. It is believed NOLA wants a June race date. through a spokeswoman Sunday. The track is owned by Dr. Laney Chouest, whose The open-wheel race will come to the 2.75-mile road course at the private NOLA Motorsports Park family founded and operates Edison Chouest Offin Avondale, about 14 miles southwest of downtown shore, reputedly one of the world’s leading builders and operators of sea vessels specially designed to New Orleans. Jindal’s office told The Associated Press that the service the offshore oil and gas industries. IndyCar, which includes governor plans to make a forthe Indianapolis 500 as its mal and detailed announce‘THERE’S A LOT OF RUNOFF marquee event, is the premier ment at the track Monday. The $60 million NOLA Mo- THERE, SO IT’S PRETTY SAFE. WE American-based open-wheel series. torsports Park was designed LOVE GOING THERE BECAUSE racing Currently, the series’ drivby Alan Wilson, who also deTHERE’S NOT A LOT OF CRASH ers include Helio Castroneves, signed Barber Motorsports Tony Kanaan and Scott Dixon, Park in Birmingham, AlaDAMAGE. THERE’S PLENTY who are former Indy 500 winbama, and Miller Motorsports OF RUNOFF ROOM. ... THEY ners, as well as Marco AndretPark near Salt Lake City. ti, the grandson of former racThe New Orleans track THOUGHT IT OUT AND MADE great Mario Andretti, and opened in 2011 and hosted SURE THEY HAD A TRACK YOU ing Graham Rahal, son of 1986 AMA motorcycle racing in 2012. Developmental levels of COULD GO PRO RACING WITH.’ Indy winner Bobby Rahal. The series has never raced open-wheel racing have run — JEFF LAIL in New Orleans. The city last at the road course as recentRACE SERIES COORDINATOR hosted a significant auto racly as February, when it host FOR SKIP BARBER RACING SCHOOL ing event in 1995, when the the Cooper Tires WinterFest, now-defunct IMSA GT Chamfeaturing the Indy Lights, Pro pionship series held a GTS-2 race on a street circuit Mazda and USF2000 series. While work on the complex is expected in ad- running through downtown and around the Supervance of the event, the track itself is basically ready dome. The race will add another road course to a schedto handle an IndyCar race, said Jeff Lail, the race series co-ordinator for Skip Barber Racing School, ule that is already packed with road and street courses. The 18-race schedule this year consists of 12 which has hosted events at NOLA Motorsports Park. “It’s really good track for being a country-club- street and road courses and just six ovals. The New Orleans race marks four consecutive type track,” Lail said. “There’s a lot of runoff there, so it’s pretty safe. years that IndyCar has added a new event to its We love going there because there’s not a lot of schedule. Pocono and Houston both returned to the crash damage. There’s plenty of runoff room. ... They schedule last season, and the series will run the inthought it out and made sure they had a track you augural Grand Prix of Indianapolis at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next Sunday. could go pro racing with.” IndyCar this year signed Verizon as entitlement Proposed track changes for the IndyCar race include a new pit entrance and wider, longer pit lane, sponsor, and the wireless provider has promised inBY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School Grade 11 student Reagan Noyes and Glendale Science and Technology School Grade 1 student Amelia Savoie work on a collaborative art project at Lindsay Thurber. Grade 1 and 2 students from Tracy Carrier’s 1-2 split class joined the IB Art 20 students in Sheena McNiff-Wolfe‘s class recently to create some works of art in a number of media to add to a silent auction in support of a family in from the Glendale School community. The school will be hosting a barbecue and silent auction, which is open to the public, at 4:30 p.m. on May 28.
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Ty Maloine makes a return as he plays with mixed doubles partner Megan Benoit at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School in Red Deer recently. The Grade 8 pair beat their classmates Jayme Gies and Jesus Garza in the opening game of the Red Deer middle school championship.
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