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A ‘bigger and better’ Stampede this year The Calgary Stampede begins Friday and goes on until July 17 New midway foods to watch out for this year include the pulled-pork parfait and the glazed doughnut burger KATIE TURNER


With more deep-fried deliciousness, plenty of cowboy attire and even a human cannonball, this year’s Calgary Stampede is set to be bigger and better than ever. “Every year we try to put on the Greatest Outdoor Show on

Earth, and every year we try to add things to make it bigger and better,” said Jennifer Booth of the Stampede. Booth said the royal couple’s visit helped to make this year even more special but that next year’s centennial celebration will be even more grand. “This year will be the best and then next year even better!”

At least one Calgarian can’t wait to throw on her boots for the next 10 days. “I’m the hugest fan,” said Julie Kwinter. “Last year my goal was to go out every single night until midnight — and I made it. But this year my goal, the only thing I hadn’t done, was be in the parade, and this year I’m going to

be in the parade,” she said, adding she’s riding on the Mount Royal Centennial float. Kwinter said her hopes for this year’s Stampede festivities are simple. “I hope the weather is great ... and I hope that I don’t get too sick of beer in a can.” More coverage {pages 2 and 4} CONTRIBUTED


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Rupert Murdoch ends paper 168-year-old News of the World gets the axe {page 15}

Kindergarten kids held hostage A view of the Calgary Stampede grounds this year.

Man with machete keeps children captive for six hours {page 10}


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Hotels see a royal spike in bookings July in Calgary means Stampede. For hotels it means no vacancy. The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth draws thousands to the city. The royal visit has added to that pandemonium. “It’s wonderful that the royal couple are visiting and it also has lead to a greater volume of guests. Especially on the two days leading up to Stampede,� said James Tingley, general manager of the Delta Bow Valley in downtown. “We are basically sold out,� he added. The Fairmont Palliser has seen a 10 per cent growth in sales over last year’s Stampede, according to communications manager Jessica Reynolds. Reynolds could not confirm that the royals were staying at the Palliser, but the Royal Suite has been recently renovated to the tune of $15,000 to $20,000, Metro reported in June. In most years, according to Tourism Calgary CEO Randy Williams, the Stampede adds over $100 million to Calgary’s economy. This year he expects growth above five per cent. “The Royals have helped people decide that they indeed want to go to the Stampede,� he added. TODD VAUGHAN

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The Duchess of Cambridge greets six-year-old Diamond Marshall in Calgary Thursday.

William and Kate touch down in Cowtown Royals fulfil wish of six-year-old cancer patient, don cowboy hats later Busy itinerary, including Stampede, before tour ends Fri. There were a few grumbles among Calgarians on Thursday when Prince William and Kate initially appeared to pass on a decades-old tradition, but for others it was hats off to the royals for fulfilling the wish of a sick little girl. With winds gusting, the couple did not immediately don the cowboy hats presented to them by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi upon their arrival in the city — a

60-year-old ceremony called “white hatting.� Instead, the Duchess of Cambridge quickly turned her attention to Diamond Marshall, a six-year-old girl decked out in a pretty pink dress with a matching band encircling her bald head. Diagnosed with from Stage 4 undifferentiated sarcoma last December, Diamond had two life-saving surgeries in recent months and had spent nearly a

month in intensive care. The youngster’s biggest wish was to one day meet a “real princess.� She had written Kate a note from the hospital bed where she watched the royal wedding earlier this year, and the Children’s Wish Foundation went to work. The Duke and Duchess wrap up their nine-day Canadian visit on Friday, when they are to open the Stampede parade, visit the

zoo, meet homeless youth, attend an Alberta government reception and lay a wreath before leaving Canada and heading to Los Angeles. Later, while attending a rodeo demonstration the couple emerged before the crowd wearing their custom-made, white Smithbilt hats, which are considered Calgary’s version of the key to the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS






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Retrial for mom who killed teen A retrial for a mother who strangled her teenage daughter with a head scarf four years ago has been set for May 22, 2012. In the original trial,

Aset Magomadova was convicted of manslaughter in the death of her 14-year-old daughter, Aminat. She was put on probation and ordered to attend counselling. After a Crown appeal, Magomadova will now face a second-degree murder charge. The decision to have a judge-and-jury trial or a trial by judge alone will be made by September. METRO

Saddle up: Stampede Parade all set to go Float makers put final touches on their creations Stampede Parade raises community awareness — as well as being a heck of a good time TODD VAUGHAN/FOR METRO



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A second FOB gang member has been arrested on weapons charges within the space of a week. Truong Minh Nguyen, 27, was arrested last Thursday. He has previously been convicted of opening fire in a busy mall. Roland Chin, 27, was arrested last Friday. METRO

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Did you know ... Lego was invented in Denmark? This is just one of the several things Calgarians can learn from the Calgary Stampede Parade as the floats roll by. Jens Laursen of the Danish Canadian Club has been making floats for the parade for three years, and he says the blueprints for this year’s float are unique. “We used actual Lego to design our Lego float,” he said. The Danish float was built by 11 members of the club over a two-month span. Brick by brick, friendships were forged and reaffirmed over that period. “It’s the social aspect. You really get to know someone when you work on a project,” Laursen said. This is the 40th float that the Danish Club has built since 1967. Another float designer who knows a thing or two about building is Mike Rezansoff, manager of Building Trades of Alberta Southern. He says the parade is a great way to create awareness of all the opportunities in the field. “We can contribute to the community and also

encourage people to choose a trade as a career choice,” he said. The Builders float features miniature replicas of a 19th-century Calgary building, a mid-century brick building and a larger version of Calgary’s own Bow Building. The Danish Club also wants to raise awareness. “The parade is great for tourism, and hopefully we can encourage new members to join us,” Laursen said.

Stampede city The Calgary Stampede Parade kicks off Friday morning with a pre-show at 7:30 a.m. The parade itself starts at 8:55. The parade is expected to attract 400,000 people. Marching side by side will be more than 750 horses and 3,000 people with 167 entries. Animals will produce 10 tonnes of manure. The parade takes two hours to pass any one point on the route. The first Calgary Stampede Parade took place on Labour Day, 1912. Today it is the secondlargest in North America, after the Rose Bowl parade in Pasadena, Calif.

Jens Laursen of the Danish Canadian Club is one of 3,000 people marching this year. The club’s float is made from one of Denmark’s greatest gifts to the world — Lego.

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Stampede beats bugs

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The Calgary Stampede is reportedly using an organic-dispersal system that it hopes will fend off mosquitoes this year. The system will be active at dusk and dawn each day when the pesky skeeters are typically most active.

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The Calgary Stampede parade is a time-honoured tradition that sees hundreds of thousands of people descend upon the typically deserted streets of downtown Calgary. While you’d probably think that I would find the Calgary Stampede parade annoying, it’s quite the opposite. I love the parade! I’m actually a big fan of all parades in general. That’s why I drive northbound Deerfoot in afternoon rush hour, If you turn your music up really loud and start waving, you can pretend you’re in your own special parade — the

“I love the parade! I’m actually a big fan of all parades. That’s why I drive northbound Deerfoot in afternoon rush hour. If you turn your music up really loud and start waving, you can pretend you’re in your own special parade — the traffic goes at about the same speed.” traffic goes at about the same speed. Plus, ever since our Santa Claus parade was put on unofficial hiatus, the Stampede parade is pretty much all we’ve got. The parade is a great opportunity to get yourself prepared for the actual Stampede. Looking around at the crowds, you’ll probably see the variety of people you’ll be dealing with over the next 10 days. Chances are you can see the parents who think the parade is specifically for their kids and their kids only. There are the tourists who bought every tacky piece of Canadiana at that random tourist shop on

Stephen Avenue. And then there are the Calgarians whose homes become like a crowded motel every July, packed with friends, cousins and long-lost family members who just happen to visit you during the Stampede … but only if you live close enough to the grounds. This is perhaps the most difficult group to spot, but look for the excessive nodding and picture taking — caused by the effort to pretend they haven’t already seen the parade 12 times. Of course, this year’s Stampede is a little different, thanks to a certain duo who’ll be gracing us with their presence. No,

not Nenshi and his extremely affectionate sister, but the royal couple. (Wills and Kate, if you’re reading this, you should add me to Twitter: @mikesbloggity.) Since their visit isn’t packed with the most exciting itinerary, the parade will definitely be a highlight for them. Maybe the multi-generational group of Stampede Princesses can teach Kate a thing or two about waving, while I talk to the future king about going bald gracefully. While a few hours of being slightly splashed by horse urine may be not appeal to everyone, I am not one of those people. The Stampede parade really is for every Calgarian, but just maybe not for the same reasons. Mike Morrison is the perfectly bald head behind Mike’s Bloggity Blog. He also tweets regularly from @mikesbloggity.

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Parents now have a new tool in their hunt for daycare in Alberta. The province upgraded its website Thursday, adding a “look-up tool” for inspection reports for licensed child-care and contracted day homes provincewide. Calgary dad Shane Byciuk and his wife plan to put their 18-month-old Kyron in daycare this fall. “I think it would be a great tool. The thing is a lot of the day homes aren’t regulated, though,” Byciuk said. INSECT OUTLOOK

Our mild winter lets those pine beetles flourish Alberta’s northwestern pine beetle population has expanded after surviving this year’s milder winter. Unlike last year’s extreme winter, which


The number of months records go back on the province’s child-care ‘look-up tool.’ He said he hopes it will also improve daycare standards. “I would never put my kid into a unlicensed or unverified daycare because you just don't know what you’re getting,” he explained. “If they’re checking them out and there is history, I think that’s a great thing.” Complaints, visit dates, past actions taken against killed off a large number of pine beetles, this year’s temperatures let many more survive. Southwestern Alberta’s beetle population was the lowest in the province and continued to decline from last year. Pine beetles have already destroyed portions of forests in British Columbia and Alberta. The province has spent more than $300 million in less than 10 years to try and control the beetles. METRO

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Man with machete holds kindergartners hostage for six fearful hours A man carrying a machete barged into a Malaysian kindergarten and held children and teachers hostage for six tense hours Thursday. The man threatened to kill the children unless he was given a gun, police said. The children were heard singing in what was believed to be an attempt to calm the man. Finally, police shot him in the head. The 30 children and four teachers were not harmed, officers said. The unidentified man was in hospital in critical condition after sustaining a single bullet wound to the head, said Jalaluddin

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Labrador government to cull the moose population. The Save Our People Action Committee says killing the animals to save human lives is socially acceptable. THE CANADIAN PRESS


the one-in-10-million orange lobster, has found a new home — far from a scalding pot of boiling water. The rare crustacean, whose orange shell makes him look as if he has already been cooked, is being transferred from a Quebec supermarket to a nature centre that will build a brand new saltwater tank to put him on display. Paramedics carry the hostage-taker to an ambulance after he was shot by police.

Abdul Rahman, deputy police chief in southern Johor state. “All the 30 children, aged between three and five years, and their four teachers are safe,” he was quoted as saying. A Johor police officer

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Canadarm’s last flight SPACE ICON. The iconic Canadarm is making its final flight aboard a U.S. space shuttle. It will be put to work on the shuttle Atlantis, due to be launched Friday morning — weather permitting. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Men appeal in murder case FAMILY KILLED. Two B.C. men found guilty of beating to death a Seattle family with baseball bats in 1994 will appeal their murder convictions in Washington state Friday. THE CANADIAN PRESS




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Revellers are surprised by an angry leading ox, used to drive the fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin fiestas on Thursday in Pamplona, Spain. DANIEL OCHOA DE OLZA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Bull-ying around at Spanish fest Thousands of thrill-seekers dashed ahead of six fighting bulls in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona on Thursday. No one was gored, but four people were taken to hospital with injuries — one with fractured ribs.



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Anthony to be freed Sentencing comes 3 years after her daughter was reported missing

Authorities in Florida say Casey Anthony will be freed July 17, not Wednesday as previously announced, based on a recalculation of the time she has served. The 25-year-old Anthony was acquitted by a jury Tuesday of killing her twoyear-old daughter, Caylee, punctuating a case that captured Americans and bitterly divided many over

whether she got away with murder. Judge Belvin Perry gave her the maximum sentence of four years for four convictions of lying to authorities. He denied a defence request to combine the misdemeanour counts, which could have made her eligible for immediate release. Anthony was given credit for the time she has

already served and her good behaviour. Judge Belvin Perry also fined her $1,000 US on each of the four counts. Before her sentence was announced, the 25-yearold Anthony was animated, smiling and occasionally played with her hair, which was let down for the first time since her trial began in late May. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Casey Anthony before her sentencing hearing in Orlando, Fla., Thursday.

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A section of a Dutch soccer stadium collapsed during construction work Thursday, trapping people underneath, police said. No match was being played at the FC Twente stadium. Those trapped were believed to be workers. One person died and at least 10 people were injured, the local mayor said.

Insanity verdict for ‘zombie’ stabbing A teenager from Canada who allegedly stabbed to death a 21-year-old man in Glasgow after hearing voices saying the man was a zombie who was going to attack him, has been found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. Scottish media reports say a jury at the High Court

in Glasgow cleared 19-yearold Tianhui Zhan of murdering Michael Davis on Oct. 13, 2010. Davis had just finished work and was on his way to a second job when Zhan allegedly stabbed him three times. He underwent surgery but died the next day. The court heard that Zhan, who is of Chinese origin but lives in Canada, travelled to Glasgow after hearing voices saying he should go there. He is receiving treatment for paranoid schizophrenia. THE CANADIAN PRESS WEEKEND, JULY 8-10, 2011



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Dalai Lama unites U.S. politicians Democrats, Republicans greet spiritual leader China complains about the official reception In a rare show of unity, U.S. Republican and Democratic leaders found a cause to rally around Thursday: their support for the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The Nobel Peace laureate arrived in Washington this week for an 11-day Buddhist ritual and was invited to the Capitol to meet with leaders of the House of Representatives. His visit already has drawn criticism from ChiYELLOWSTONE

Park won’t capture killer bear Yellowstone National Park authorities will not try to capture a female grizzly bear that killed a backcountry hiker because the bruin was trying to defend its cubs when it was surprised by the man, a spokesman said Thursday. The mauling of Brian Matayoshi, 57, was a

na, which regards the Dalai Lama as a separatist troublemaker and bristles at any official recognition of the exiled Tibetan leader. The White House has yet to announce whether he will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama as he did, albeit in lowkey fashion, on his last visit in February 2010. The Dalai Lama recently gave up his leadership of Tibet’s government-inexile. Beijing accuses him

of seeking Tibet’s independence from China. The Dalai Lama remains the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism. Thousands of expatriate Tibetans will seek his blessing during his current stay in Washington, his longest visit yet to the U.S. capital. Lawmakers of both parties have called for the Dalai Lama to be received at the White House.

purely defensive act, park spokesman Al Nash said, adding that Yellowstone typically does not try to capture or remove a bear in what he called “a wildlife incident.” It was the first fatal grizzly attack inside the park in 25 years — but the third in the Yellowstone region in just over a year. The attack occurred on Wednesday about two kilometres up a popular backcountry trail and not far from an area that is one of the park’s top attractions.

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A Brooklyn-born man was convicted Thursday of terror charges in a trial featuring testimony of a childhood friend turned government co-operator. The jury deliberated less than four hours, finding Betim Kaziu guilty of conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization, conspiracy to commit murder and other charges. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Home prices may have reached peak: Experts Home prices continue to push to new post-recession highs, but experts worry that recent increases may be concealing signs of a substantial decline. Statistics Canada’s new housing price index rose 0.4 per cent in May from April. Year-over-year, the index was up 1.9 per cent from May 2010, following an identical increase in April. Meanwhile, a Royal LePage house price survey and market forecast found that Canada’s residential real estate market saw sizable year-over-year price increases in the second quarter. The price hikes were evident across all housing types surveyed, with the national average price of a detached bungalow ris-

ing the most — 7.5 per cent year-over-year to $356,625. A standard two-storey home rose 6.1 per cent to $390,163 and the price of a standard condominium 3.5 per cent to $238,064. “In many of Canada’s regional markets, we saw house prices appreciate at a significantly faster rate than wages and salaries, and this trend cannot continue indefinitely,� said Phil Soper, president and chief executive at Royal LePage. “We expect price gains to moderate considerably in the latter half of 2011, which should reduce the stress associated with purchasing a new home,� Soper said. Royal LePage said signs of moderation, although they vary from region to region, are beginning to

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U.S. President Barack Obama meets with congressional leadership in the White House on Thursday to discuss the country’s debt. From left are House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and the president.

President Barack Obama declared a debt-crisis session Thursday with congressional leaders “very constructive� but said the parties were still far apart in their attempts to avert a first ever default of U.S. financial obligations. He said he would reconvene the negotiators on Sunday. Thursday’s meeting came amid signals the White House was willing to cut spending on major benefit programs for the

elderly, while Republicans indicated they might consider new steps to raise revenue. Such a compromise could leave both parties upsetting their political bases ahead of next year’s congressional and presidential elections. Democrats are already campaigning as defenders of social programs while Republicans oppose any tax increases. The White House has also said the president is

aiming for deficit reduction closer to $4 trillion over 10 years — an ambitious number that would nearly double the roughly $2 trillion that had been at the centre of negotiations. Raising the U.S. debt ceiling is usually little more than a formality but Republicans who control the House of Representatives say they won’t go along without major spending cuts. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEEKEND, JULY 8-10, 2011



Rupert and Wendi Murdoch arrive for the 2011 Allen and Co. Sun Valley Conference on Thursday in Idaho. News Corp. announced it is shutting down the News of the World.

Murdoch axes News of the World Paper accused of bribing sources and phone hacking

The Murdoch media empire unexpectedly jettisoned the News of the World Thursday after a public backlash over the illegal guerrilla tactics it used to expose the rich, the famous and the royal to remain Britain’s bestselling Sunday newspaper. The decision stunned the paper’s staff of 200 and ignited speculation that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. plans to rebrand the tabloid to help salvage a bid for a lucrative TV deal. “This Sunday will be the last issue of the News of the World,” James Mur-

doch, son of the media magnate, announced in a memo. Allegations of immoral and criminal behaviour at the paper — including bribing police officers, hacking into the voice mail of murdered schoolgirls’ families and targeting the phones of the relatives of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and the victims of the London transit attacks — cast a cloud over News Corp.’s plan to take ownership of British Sky Broadcasting. Faced with growing outrage, Murdoch stopped the

presses on the 168-year-old paper, whose lurid scoops have ranged from Sarah Ferguson’s claims she could provide access to exhusband Prince Andrew to motor-racing chief Max Mosley’s penchant for sadomasochism. The paper has been losing advertisers since the phone-hacking scandal escalated this week, with Ford and Vauxhall, J. Sainsbury and Boots pulling out, among others. Police are examining 4,000 names of people possibly targeted by the tabloid. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS





Mother-in-law from hell. No, not my mother-in-law. She’s great. I’m referring to the MIL who NEIL MORTON sent a scathing email gone viMETRO ral to her future daughter-inlaw insulting her for a lack of ladylike behaviour. Lesson learned: If your MIL sends you a nasty email, take the high road. Don’t reply. Simply forward her email to a few friends and watch it go viral. Jose Bautista. In an era of flamboyant star athletes, how refreshing is it that down-to-earth Blue Jay slugger Jose Bautista will not only be starting next Tuesday’s all-star game, but also set a record for the most votes ever cast for a single player in Major League Baseball history: 7,454,753 votes. The Twitter friends. Only in the social media age! Two women who met on Twitter, Megan and Beth, become real-life friends and begin a video series The Twitter Friends ( In “I’m referring every episode, they sit and chat about the neatest to the things they have (mother-in-law) discovered from tweeps. who sent a Check it out, then tweet about it. scathing email Kevin Bacon. Kevin gone viral (Six Degrees of Sepato her future ration) Bacon turns daughter-in-law 53 today. He has been insulting her for around so long that his 1984 iconic film Footloose a lack of ladylike has been remade for behaviour.” release later this year. Don’t worry Kevin, this news makes a lot of us feel ancient. Brady and Lang in the morning. On your groggy morning commute, if a Timmy’s double-double alone won’t pick you up, turn the dial to Fan 590 radio where its morning team, Greg Brady and Jim Lang, bring it. Whatever Kool-Aid these Energizer bunnies drink before they gab about all things jock, I want some. Will & Kate tour ends. Their rock star-esque nineday, seven-city tour of Canada finishes today in Calgary. Next stop: Los Angeles. Where they will fit right in. Yes, Will-Kat are the next Brangelina, with enormous power to effect positive change. Casey Anthony. She was found not guilty. And no O.J. jokes because they have all been done already. But, yes, a rather astonishing verdict to many. At the very least, as @piersmorgan tweeted after the verdict, “Not guilty of murder ... but still guilty of being a shockingly bad mother. #CaseyAnthony” Hot dogging it. Joey Chestnut won the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island, Brooklyn, N.Y., by consuming 62 hotdogs in 10 minutes. Now I don’t feel so bad about pigging out on Canada Day.




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Moammar Gadhafi is loved in Libya’s rebel capital — as a subject for street artists to mock. Caricatures of the Libyan leader dot walls and buildings across Benghazi in renderings that range from crude sketches to elaborate satire such as Gadhafi being knocked around by a rebel-flagged boot or depicted with a Nazi swastika. Before Libya’s uprising, even a hint of dissent risked a crushing response from Gadhafi’s security forces. Now, it’s open season on Gadhafi in rebel-held territory. For some aspiring cartoonists — and others wanting to make their mark — this means getting out their spray paints and markers to display their opposition. Rida, a 35-year-old barber and interior designer before the rebellion, makes dozens of Gadhafi sketches each day. Some have shown him in a trash can or with his clothes blown off by a U.S. jet fighter. “I cannot fight with arms, but I can kill him with my pencil,” said Rida.


Can you teach the same dog new tricks? A dog that went missing seven years ago will be reunited with her original owner after living for all that time with another family in the same Arkansas town. Andrew Navarette told animal control officers that he let his Shih Tzu, Mimi, out in the backyard of his Rogers, Ark., home seven years ago, but when he went to retrieve her she had disappeared, the Rogers Morning

News reported Thursday. Navarette was unable to track Mimi down, even though she had a microchip containing his contact information. Some time later, Kim Rafter of Rogers acquired the animal from someone in good faith, renamed her Gizmo, and has cared for her ever since. Meanwhile, Navarette relocated to Woodlake, Calif. Last Saturday, Mimi showed up at an animal shelter in Rogers where officials found the chip and called Navarette, who had kept the same cellphone number. Assistant shelter manager Matt Colston said Navarette was excited Mimi had been found and said he would pay for the Shih Tzu to be shipped to his home in California. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis and Jason Bateman in Horrible Bosses.

Bosses delivers the goods Richard Crouse and Phil Brown agree the premise of Horrible Bosses is a bit tired Despite that, it’s a funny movie that induces pants-wetting laughs


Movie writer Phil Brown is sitting in for Mark Breslin this week. Richard Crouse: Phil, of course no reasonable person would break into their bosses homes looking for ways to kill them, but this is a comedy so we’ll accept that. Or will we? I thought the movie started off strong, funny and well paced, but its central premise — let’s kill our bosses! — seems forced and it sucks some of the funny from the middle part of the movie. What did you think? Phil Brown: Richard, I’ve got to go the other way. The premise of having a terrible boss that makes

your life hell is sadly all too relatable for many, but the opening bad boss gags felt tired even with the R-rated facelift. It didn’t click for me until the murder element turned the movie into a live action cartoon with a sick sense of humour. RC: Interesting, I felt as though I was watching a funny enough movie marred by a silly premise. It’s one thing to have some drinks and joke about killing your boss, it’s quite another to act on it. I don’t want to beleaguer this point, but the crucial setup scene to me felt forced, like a weak lead in to a funny punch line. Having said that, Charlie Day

made me laugh. A lot. PB: The whole premise is old and they even namedropped two movies that did it better (Strangers On A Train and Throw Mamma From The Train). I think we can both agree that things really got rolling in the second half when it deviated from that form. Charlie Day definitely induces pants-wetting laughter consistently and I think the cast made this movie work through an improvisation festival. The only problem is that comedy style kills narrative momentum and there was no real tension in the thriller aspect of the story. Though I suppose the laughs are more important.

RC: And there are plenty of laughs. I don’t want to be Debbie Downer here. The movie is funny. It was cool to see Kevin Spacey revive his character Buddy from Swimming with Sharks, and if this doesn’t wipe away any traces of Rachel left over from Jennifer Aniston’s TV work I don’t know what will. Now, I guess, she’s America’s Foul Mouthed Over Sexed Sweetheart. PB: In my mind, she always will be. Despite the inconsistencies, Horrible Bosses delivers the goods and will always be the only movie featuring Colin Farrell doing a coked-up Michael Keaton impression with a comb-over.

The website Funny Or Die debuted a Field of Dreams sequel Wednesday. Twilight star Taylor Lautner plays the equivalent of Kevin Costner in a mock movie trailer that quickly drew more than 150,000 views. The video, Field of Dreams 2: Lockout, is a riff on the NFL labour negotiations. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Disney gives Winnie the Pooh a more contemporary feel, yet stays true to the classic charm of the original RICHARD CROUSE


Winnie the Pooh has Canadian roots. The beloved A.A. Milne creation, a potbellied bear with a taste for “hunny,” was based on a real-life Canadian black bear that lived at the London Zoo. Brought to the zoo by Lieutenant Harry Colebourn during the First World War, the bear was named Winnie after the soldier’s hometown of Winnipeg. It’s fitting, then, that the new Disney Winnie the Pooh movie had many Canadians help bring it to the screen. “It’s like winning the lottery having worked here,” says Alberta native

Brian Ferguson of his 21 years working at the House of Mouse. His first job after joining the company was animating the company’s mascot in Mickey Mouse’s Prince and the Pauper. “It’s such a simple design,” he says, “but if you get a pencil thickness off in the proportions, it looks wrong.” That’s a lesson he took with him when drawing the classic characters in Winnie the Pooh. “The people who did the first Winnie the Poohs were masters and the stuff they did then, wow,” he says. “Even as an experienced animator I look at it and go, ‘Oh my goodness, I wouldn’t have thought of that.’ It’s subtle little things that make a character be

just a little away from normal. It’s the subtle difference between, ‘I would never have done it that way,’ to ‘I would never have thought to do it that way.’” Nik Ranieri, a Torontonian with 23 years at the studio, adds that while the classic look of Winnie the Pooh has been maintained in the movie, efforts have been made to update the feel of the film. “When I watch the film there are some things in there I don’t think you’d see in the old ones,” he says. “Look at the character of Rabbit. Some of those poses and expressions are a little more manic, but it doesn’t take away from the charm of the original. It just adds a little bit of contemporary

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Captain America keeps his name Captain America will keep its patriotic title in most of the world when the superhero adventure hits the big screen. Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios gave distributors around the world the option of shortening the title of Captain America: The First Avenger to simply The First Avenger, out of concern about antiAmerican sentiment. But the only countries that took them up on it were Russia, Ukraine and South Korea. In other territories, the movie will go out with the full title, a sign that the brand value of the Marvel Comics hero trumps any potential anti-U.S. feelings in some parts of the world. Movie titles often are changed in foreign coun-


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| Worth watching 888 | Yawn 88 | Don’t bother 8 Beginners Genre: Drama Director: Mike Mills Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent 888


Zookeeper Genre: Comedy Director: Frank Coraci Stars: Kevin James, Rosario Dawson 88

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tries for cultural reasons or because the original names don’t translate well. Starring Chris Evans as

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Kevin James wanted to make a family movie — one that would be stupendously inoffensive. He has managed to do that with talking animals in way — amazingly — that isn’t actually as boneheaded as the premise sounds. As a man passionate about his zookeeping job, James’ character gets ad-

vice from his talking animals (voiced by the likes of Nick Nolte and Cher) on how to win back an ex. It’s goofy, obvious, contrived and corny (there is a trip to TGI Friday’s with a dancing gorilla, after all), but the humour is silly enough to amuse kids without resorting to toilet humour or sleaze for the adults. With this box of chocolates, you know exactly what you’re going to get, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. HEIDI PATALANO


Music video guru and Thumbsucker director Mike Mills exorcizes some demons from his father’s death with this sweetly melancholic autobiographical comedy. Ewen McGregor plays Mills and Christopher Plummer plays his father who came out of the closet at 75 before dying of cancer shortly thereafter. There’s also a painfully realistic love story between the broken character played by McGregor and an equally damaged actress played by Melanie Laurent. It’s a movie about life, loss and finding love despite neurosis and depression. PHIL BROWN















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WEEKEND, JULY 8-10, 2011

With the final Harry Potter movie hitting theatres next week, Metro takes a look at life after a decade of Hogwarts

A Potter post-mortem COURTESY WARNER BROS

We take a stab at writing book 8 everal years after the fall of Voldemort — and the flight of the remaining Death Eaters to Brazil — newly Certified Public Accountant Harold J. Potter has finally started to settle down into a normal, almost Muggle-ish life. He and his new bride Ginny Weasley, flush with excitement over the birth of their first son James Sirius Potter, now battled nothing more sinister than the occasional dirty, levitating diaper. It seemed as though peace and contentment had finally come to Harold and his friends. That is until, one day, Harold was sent on a business trip to the Ministry of Magic. There he was informed that, through a complicated series of risky dragon scale default swaps and unregulated wand sales to nonmagical beings, the very economic foundation of their magical world was in jeopardy. And worse, it was revealed to Harold that the new Minister of Magic — Harold’s old Quidditch teammate Oliver Wood — had just been found brutally murdered in a Slytherin dormitory at Hogwarts. Upon hearing the news, Harold’s thoughts immediately turned to Voldemort, the only being capable of such effortless cruelty. But then the terrified Ministers told Harold the name that had been scratched into the skin of poor Oliver, and Harold knew that he faced a new enemy. The name scratched into Wood’s body, the ministers told Harry, was...Mrs. Norris. DREW TOAL


Wands out one last time: Daniel Radcliffe in a scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

What’s the next big series? The Hunger Games Premise: Every year, one boy and one girl must fight to the death in a televised event, brought to you by the Capitol, the evil government in charge of the land of Panem. The movies: The first is filming now. Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar-nominee, will play our hero, Katniss Everdeen. Chances of it taking off: High. It’s not corny, but clever.

What’s next for the Potter stars? Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) Currently singing and dancing in the Broadway musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the 21-year-old earned rave reviews, even if the production itself didn’t. People want to like him and he wants to be liked. That said, The Woman in Black, a moody ghost story due next year, doesn’t look like a blockbuster. Chances of future success: 4 out of 5 wands

Emma Watson (Hermione) Snow White and the Huntsman Premise: Inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the plot finds our heroine cast out by a wicked witch, and ordered to die at the hands of a hunter. Then she meets midgets. It’s the first of a planned series. The movies: Kristen Stewart leaves one franchise for another, playing a tough version of Snow White. Chances of it taking off: Fair. Do young audiences really care about classic fairy tales?

Already a fashion magazine staple, Watson has left the genre ghetto for trendy indies. She’s just finished filming The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a comedy co-starring Paul Rudd, and will star opposite Michelle Williams in My Week with Marilyn, about Marilyn Monroe. Sadly, she won’t have a college degree to fall back on — Watson left Brown University last fall before graduating. Chances of success: 5 out of 5 wands

Rupert Grint (Ron) Percy Jackson and the Olympians Premise: A kid discovers his dad is the Greek god Poseidon — and mythological creatures are on the attack. Rick Riordan’s series has five books so far. The movies: The first — subtitled The Lightning Thief and directed by Potter vet Chris Columbus — was released last year. The second is in the planning stages. Chances of it taking off: Despite a lack of buzz, the first film made more than $200 million worldwide. The Hobbit Premise: The prequel to Lord of the Rings finds Bilbo Baggins battling orcs and spiders to save a kingdom. The movies: Director Peter Jackson is back. Ian McKellan is back. Orlando Bloom is back. Gollum is back. And The Office star Martin Freeman stars. Chances of it taking off: Men are weak. The Blood of Numenor is all but spent. But this movie will be a massive success. SAM CASTONE

Is he ambitious, or just a stoner? Either way, Ron will continue to do what he did in between Potters: make likeable movies that no one will see, including the war drama Comrade and Eddie the Eagle, about the U.K.’s first Olympic ski jumper. Chances of success: 3 out of 5 wands

Tom Felton (Draco) He can die saying he starred in Harry Potter and was Emma Watson’s first on-set crush; what more does Felton need to do? His choice: Getting attacked by primates in Ride of the Planet of the Apes, out this August. Chances of success: 2 out of 5 wands

Alan Rickman (Snape) He’s always chasing Harry Potter — now all the way to Broadway. Rickman will star in The Seminar, a new play, this fall. Chances of success: How dare you ask? After Die Hard, Potter and countless plays, the man’s a legend. Plus, we’re too scared to say ALL PHOTOS GETTY IMAGES otherwise. SAM CASTONE



WEEKEND, JULY 8-10, 2011


Summer spotlight for Canadian TV Season not just for TV reruns, but for new shows

Characters are shown in a scene from the new TV series The Yard.

Canadian TV is hitting full bloom this summer. “You go on in the fall when all the big U.S. shows come and you get buried behind their promotional machine,” says comic

Brent Butt, whose Vancouver-set sitcom Hiccups returned with new episodes at the end of May. “Maybe in the summer you get a chance to pop out a little more.”

The boys are back

The belief that most people cool down their viewing habits when the weather turns hot is not true, says Butt, convinced that a sizable number of couch-potatoes exist yearround. The fresh crop includes a new season of CTV’s Flashpoint, premiering on Friday. Film and TV star Paul Gross executive produces HBO Canada’s edgy satire The Yard, also debuting Friday, about the day-to-day struggle for supremacy between two schoolyard gangs. On Global, the song-anddance competition Canada Sings debuts Aug. 10, pitting workplace glee clubs against each other in front of judges Vanilla Ice, Jann Arden, and Simple Plan rocker Pierre Bouvier. Those are all on top of last month’s return of

The long-awaited Trailer Park Boys followup hits the air July 22 on Action, with Mike Smith, Robb Wells and JP Tremblay playing very loose versions of themselves. The Drunk And On Drugs Happy Funtime Hour centres on a fictional sketchvariety TV show that runs off the rails when the cast mistakenly ingests a powerful hallucinogen.

Citytv’s Murdoch Mysteries, Global’s cop series Rookie Blue, CTV’s Dan for Mayor and the debut of Global’s Combat Hospital. The influx of new summer episodes comes before the lucrative fall TV season, when the private broadcasters typically stack their schedules with big-budget, star-driven U.S. simulcasts. THE CANADIAN PRESS

something going on in the real world. It kicks off with two back-to-back episodes. (HBO Canada).


Resolution of a cliffhanger? FLASHPOINT. A new season

Hugh Dillon stars as Ed Lane in Flashpoint

of Flashpoint returns Friday with Ed battling for his life after being shot in last season’s cliffhanger. Meanwhile, Cle Bennett (Lost Girl, Barney’s Version) joins the cast as a diamond-inthe-rough recruit and Victor Garber (Alias) guest stars as a hardnosed military psychologist bent on disbanding Team One for good. (CTV).

Mockumentary with a purpose Outcasts from ALLEGORY. Movie star Paul across the pond Gross is the executive producer of the new sixpart, half-hour mockumentary series The Yard, which starts Friday. It follows the dayto-day battle between two schoolyard gangs and mostly features kids between the ages of 10 and 13. Billed as a satirical comedy, each episode is said to be an allegory for

SCI-FI. The British sci-fi se-

ries Outcasts lands on this side of the pond on Saturday with an ambitious premise — 10 years after Earth colonists arrive on Carpathia, they anxiously await the arrival of the last known transporter from their doomed home planet. (Space). THE CANADIAN PRESS



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Dourdan busted for drugs CSI star Gary Dourdan was killed off that hit series and later arrested for drug possession in 2008. Now he’s in trouble again. After smashing into several parked cars back in June, the cops arrested him for — guess? — drug possession yet again, ac-

cording to TMZ, which has now identified the drug: OxyContin, the painkiller known as “hillbilly heroin” because it’s popular in the American south. Police did not indicate how much jail time he would be looking at.

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Camp cuisine with a hint of gourmet Mike Faverman and Pat Mac’s Ultimate Camp Cooking proves roughing it doesn’t have to mean burnt hot dogs and trail mix This Chicken Cordon Bleu can be made in less time than it takes to put up a tent MARC KALLWEIT

Ingredients: • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 to 3 pounds) • 6 slices Swiss cheese • 6 slices ham (lunch meat style) • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon paprika • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter • 1⁄2 cup white wine • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules • 1 tablespoon cornstarch • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

Here’s my basic recipe: • 750 ml chilled red wine • 50 ml brandy • 50 ml orange liqueur • 250 ml lemonade • 250 ml raspberries • 1 orange (sliced • 1 lemon (sliced) • 1 green apple (sliced) • sugar to taste • soda water (optional) Combine fruit, brandy, orange liqueur and sugar in a glass pitcher. Refrigerate for an hour. To serve: Stir in chilled wine and lemonade. Adding a touch of soda water will cause a slight spritz


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This recipe makes four to six servings.



If chicken breasts are thicker than 1⁄2 inch, pound thinner. Place one slice of cheese and

one slice of ham on each breast, leaving 1⁄2 inch of space around edges. Fold edges of the chicken over filling and secure with toothpicks. Mix flour and paprika in a small bowl and use to coat chicken pieces.


Heat butter in large skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken until browned on all sides. Add wine and

bouillon. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.


Remove toothpicks and transfer to warm platter. Blend cornstarch with cream in bowl and whisk slowly into skillet. Cook, stirring, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Pour over chicken and serve warm.


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A must-win for both sides Losers of Friday’s game will find themselves in a 0-2 hole to start the season JEFF MCINTOSH/THE CANADIAN PRESS



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It’s routine for players to say every football game is important. Maybe what they mean is there are some losses a team really needs to avoid. It’s only the second week of the CFL season but already the B.C. Lions and Calgary Stampeders play a game where a loss could have ramifications down the road. The Lions and Stamps are both coming off defeats in the opening week of the season and don’t want to be 0-2 heading into week three. While getting back to .500 is important for the Lions, veteran cornerback Davis Sanchez likes the idea of putting Calgary in an early hole “It’s huge,” Sanchez said after the Lions went through a brief workout at their practice facility. “Calgary has already lost a game. If we can get them to 0-2 against us, it might mean a lot come November. It’s two teams that at the end of the day could be fighting for the West championship. It’s important to jump on them now.” Calgary lost 23-21 to the Toronto Argonauts last week at McMahon Stadium while B.C. fell 30-26 to the Alouettes in Montreal. The Lions gave up 20 second-quarter points to


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B.C.’s J.R. Larose knocks the ball away from Calgary’s Romby Bryant in a pre-season game last month.

the Als but battled back in the second half, outscoring Montreal 16-3. Sanchez said the Lions defence needs to start strong in the regular-season, home-opening game at Empire Field. “The offence played pretty well last week but we put them in a bad situation getting down early,” said Sanchez. “There is nothing from an X’s and O’s standpoint we are going to do differently. “We just have to come out with a little more energy and not be flat coming out of the gate, which I think we were last week.”

The Lions took some undisciplined penalties last week and quarterback Travis Lulay was the victim of several dropped passes. Lulay said what hurt the most was having drives stall, resulting in Paul McCallum field goals. “We need to score touchdowns when we get those opportunities down in the red zone,” said Lulay, who threw for 366 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions against the Als. “There was a couple of times we came away with field goals.” Wally Buono, the Lions

coach and general manager, expects a better performance from his team this week. “The thing about the early part of the season is you have to work through a lot of different issues,” said Buono, who leads all CFL coaches with 243 victories. “This has been a good week of practice for us.” During the week, Buono apologized to his players for a decision he made late in last week’s game. Trailing by seven points, and facing a thirdand-five, Buono decided to have McCallum kick a 38-

yard field goal instead of gambling or punting the ball deep. Montreal scrimmaged at its 35-yard line and ran out the remaining 1:42 to win the game. The decision has been criticized by callers to radio sports programs and in comments on the Internet. “I was wrong,” Buono said. “It’s a decision you make. “At the end of the day, you can’t be afraid to make a decision based on what criticism or praise you are going to get.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

“It was another nervous stage and because of the rain I virtually couldn’t see anything. At the end of the stage I was moving to the very front of the pack, simply to avoid accidents, and not because I wanted to attack.” ALBERTO CONTADOR, ON THURSDAY’S SIXTH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE. EDVALD BOASSON HAGEN WON THE STAGE.

DeLaet may miss Canadian Open with back injury Graham DeLaet is unsure if he’ll be able to compete on home soil at the RBC Canadian Open. After sitting out the first few months of the PGA Tour season recovering from back surgery, the 29year-old has returned to the sidelines with some stiffness and discomfort. It may keep him from playing the Canadian Open at Vancou-

ver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in three weeks. “I just love that golf course and the Canadian Open is obviously important to every Canadian, but I’m going to have to wait and see how I’m feeling,” DeLaet said on Thursday. A decision on his status probably won’t come until just before the July 21-24

tournament. DeLaet has played two amateur events at Shaughnessy in the past and considers it his favourite course in the country. It’s been a trying 2011 season for the native of Weyburn, Sask., who suffered a back injury while playing hockey as a teenager and has dealt with varying levels of pain since.

DeLaet elected to have surgery in early January to remove a portion of a herniated disc and endured a few months of recovery. He eventually returned to competition on the Nationwide Tour in June and made two additional appearances on the PGA Tour before withdrawing from the AT&T National last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Glenn’s gabbing gaffe and thoughts heading into Week 2 “It was Printers who overreacted in a similar situation with the B.C. Lions two seasons ago. He was released and the former MVP hasn’t been seen since.”



Hamilton quarterback Kevin Glenn should take a lesson from Casey Printers, a former MVP whose big mouth and attitude had him punted from the Canadian Football League. Going public with his displeasure after being pulled out of Hamilton’s seasonopening loss to the

Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Glenn said, “It just felt like a smack in the face.” It was Printers who overreacted in a similar situation with the B.C. Lions two seasons ago. He was released and the former MVP hasn’t been seen since. Quarterbacks are supposed to be team leaders, especially when everything goes wrong. How they react to adversity is just one of the many ways they are evaluated.

Glenn was pulled in favour of backup Quinton Porter with the Tiger-Cats down by four points after the Hamilton starter threw his third pick. He was back on the field this week, hopefully with a better attitude, taking reps with the Tabbies’ first-team offence as the club prepares for the Edmonton Eskimos. Buckin’ Tough: If Winnipeg Blue Bombers fans are convinced the team is going nowhere without Buck Pierce at QB this season, they must have been terrified to

see their star get thumped in Week 1. Although Pierce bounced back on his feet, Hamilton linebacker Jamal Johnson hit him so hard it knocked the breath out every Manitoba resident. Pierce proved he’s a tough dude, but the Bombers need to evaluate their pass protection to keep him on his feet. Esks’ ace in the hole: The constant recycling of CFL coaches often comes back to bite teams. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are a case in point after the Eskimos exploited the Green’s defensive tendencies in Week 1. Edmonton offensive co-ordinator Marcus Crandell quarterbacked the Riders and knows the patterns of Riders defensive mastermind Richie Hall, who is back in Regina after two years in Edmonton as head coach. Esks QB Ricky Ray shredded the Riders D in Week 1, going 21-for-27 for 294

yards and three TDs. Kicking crisis in Calgary: Lose an import receiver or running back to injury and you can have a plane full of recruits in town overnight. Lose a Canadian kicker, as the Calgary Stampeders did last week against Toronto, and you really understand pain. The Stamps are without injured placekicker Rob Maver (leg) this week and have added Rene Paredes, a player so obscure he isn’t even a household name in his own house. Paredes spent four seasons at Concordia where he converted 54 of 79 field-goal attempts. The 26-year-old non-import emerged from a pack of kickers the Stamps airlifted into town to try out, including CFL veterans Jamie Boreham and Matt Kellett.

Pirates no longer taking on water A year after enduring 105 losses, new manager has turned perennial losers into National League feel-good story JARED WICKERHAM/GETTY IMAGES

One by one, a seemingly endless train of reporters filed into first-year Pirates manager Clint Hurdle’s office on Wednesday. Last season, the afternoon media session for a midweek game against a last-place opponent like Houston might have drawn a handful in this town where the Steelers rule and the Penguins are a marquee attraction. But it seems like everybody wants to hear what Hurdle has to say these days. An afterthought for virtually an entire generation, these pesky Pirates were only 1 1⁄2 games behind the National League Central lead as play began on Thursday. “There’s been a mindset change in this clubhouse and in this organization,” second baseman Neil Walker said. “I think it’s a lot of guys, but Clint Hurdle has come in here and instilled confidence in every single


The Pirates hold the North American major sports record of consecutive losing seasons with 18. They are a win away from clinching their first winning record at the all-star break since 1992.

Andrew McCutchen of the Pirates is congratulated by manager Clint Hurdle earlier this season.

one of us.” In stark contrast to insipid predecessor John Russell, Hurdle is at his best with an audience. He cracks jokes, but he’s also not afraid to provide a stern hand with his players. Perhaps no one knows both ends of that this sea-

“The players understand who they’re playing for — the city of Pittsburgh ... People work hard for their money, and they want an effort.” PIRATES MANAGER CLINT HURDLE

son better than centrefielder Andrew McCutchen, the team’s best position player. McCutchen was disci-

plined by Hurdle in May and left out of the lineup for not running out a ball in the dirt after he struck out.

But when McCutchen was a surprising omission for an all-star spot last weekend, Hurdle criticized those involved for the decision. “That shows one way that he’s supportive and he’s behind us,” McCutchen said. “It feels good to be

able to hear what he had to say and to have that support by saying what he had to say and not really caring (about repercussions). “That’s the person he is.” Hurdle has recently spoken of the “joy” this season has brought him. The Texas Rangers’ hitting coach last season — after being fired midway through his eighth season as manager of the Colorado Rockies in 2009 — Hurdle said after a recent victory, “I’ve had a lot of different teams, but this team is an absolute blast to manage.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Last night’s results Cleveland 5 Toronto 4 Boston 10 Baltimore 4 Detroit 3 Kansas City 1 Minnesota 6 Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 5 N.Y. Yankees 1 Texas 6 Oakland 0 Seattle at L.A. Angels Wednesday’s results Boston 6 Toronto 4 Cleveland 5 N.Y. Yankees 3 Detroit 5 L.A. Angels 4 Kansas City 4 Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 2 Seattle 0 Tampa Bay 12 Minnesota 5 Texas 13 Baltimore 5 Tonight’s games All Times Eastern Tampa Bay (Hellickson 8-7) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-6), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Jo-.Reyes 3-7) at Cleveland (Talbot 2-5), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Britton 6-6) at Boston (Beckett 7-3), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 8-5) at Texas (C.Wilson 8-3), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 7-6) at Kansas City (Davies 1-7), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 6-6) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 6-8), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 1-0) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 4-8), 10:05 p.m.

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Yesterday’s results Atlanta 6 Colorado 3 Chicago Cubs 10 Washington 9 Florida 5 Houston 0 Milwaukee 5 Cincinnati 4 Arizona at St. Louis N.Y. Mets at L.A. Dodgers San Diego at San Francisco Wednesday’s results Atlanta 9 Colorado 1 Cincinnati 9 St. Louis 8 (13 innings) Florida 7 Philadelphia 6 (10 innings) Houston 8 Pittsburgh 2 Milwaukee 3 Arizona 1 N.Y. Mets 5 L.A. Dodgers 3 San Francisco 6 San Diego 5 (14 innings) Washington 5 Chicago Cubs 4 Tonight’s games — All Times Eastern Atlanta (Beachy 3-1) at Philadelphia (Halladay 11-3), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Lopez 1-2) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 5-4), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 4-8) at Washington (Lannan 5-5), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Lyles 0-3) at Florida (Vazquez 4-8), 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 8-4) at Milwaukee (Greinke 7-3), 8:10 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 8-3) at St. Louis (Lohse 8-5), 8:15 p.m. San Diego (Latos 5-9) at L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 7-7), 10:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-7) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 6-1), 10:15 p.m.

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WEEK TWO All Times Eastern Tonight’s games Toronto at Winnipeg, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at B.C., 10:30 p.m. Tomorrow’s games Montreal at Saskatchewan, 4 p.m. Hamilton at Edmonton, 7 p.m.

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One out when winning run scored. E—A.Cabrera (7), McAllister (1). DP—Toronto 2. LOB—Toronto 11, Cleveland 9. 2B—LaPorta (11). 3B—Hannahan (1). HR—Bautista (29), Hafner (8, Grand Slam in 9th). SB—A.Hill (11), Brantley (12). CS—A.Hill (1). Toronto IP H C.Villanueva 6 6 Rzepczynski H, 10 1 1-3 0 Frasor H,8 2-3 0 F.Francisco 0 2 L.Perez L, 1-2 BS, 2 1-3 2 Cleveland McAllister 4 5 R.Perez 2 2 Durbin 1 0 Herrmann 2-3 2 J.Smith 1-3 0 Sipp W, 4-1 1 2

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C YC LING TOUR DE FRANCE At Lisieux, France Sixth Stage — 226.5 kilometres (hilly terrain) 1. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Sky Procycling, five hours, 13 minutes, 37 seconds; 2. Matthew Harley Goss, Australia, HTC-Highroad, s.t.; 3. Thor Hushovd, Norway, GarminCervelo, s.t.; 4. Romain Feillu, France, Vacansoleil-DCM, s.t.; 5. Jose Joaquin Rojas, Spain, Movistar, s.t.; 6. Arthur Vichot, France, Francaise des Jeux, s.t.; 7. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Omega Pharma-Lotto, s.t.; 8. Gerald Ciolek, Germany, Quick Step, s.t.; 9. Marco Marcato, Italy, Vacansoleil-DCM, s.t.; 10. Arnold Jeannesson, France, Francaise des Jeux, s.t. 11. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Leopard-Trek, s.t.; 12. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC, s.t.; 13. Julien El Fares, France, Cofidis, s.t.; 14. Sebastien Hinault, France, AG2R La Mondiale, s.t.; 15. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack, s.t. Canadian — 36. Ryder Hesjedal, Victoria, Garmin-Cervelo, s.t. Overall Standings (After six stages) 1. Thor Hushovd, Norway, Garmin-Cervelo, 22 hours, 50 minutes, 34 seconds; 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC, one second behind; 3. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, 0:04; 4. David Millar, Britain, Garmin-Cervelo, 0:08; 5. Andreas Kloeden, Germany, RadioShack, 0:10; 6. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, s.t.; 7. Geraint Thomas, Britain, Sky Procycling, 0:12; 8. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Norway, Sky Procycling, s.t.; 9. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Leopard-Trek, s.t.; 10. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, s.t.; Canadian — 30. Ryder Hesjedal, Victoria, Garmin-Cervelo, 1:22.

PGA JOHN DEERE CLASSIC Par 71 (35-36) First Round

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TENNIS ATP CAMPBELL’S HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS At Newport, R.I. Singles — Quarter-finals John Isner (1), U.S., def. Alex Bogomolov, Jr. (5), U.S., 7-6 (5), 6-4. Tobias Kamke (8), Germany, def. Edouard Roger-Vasselin, France, 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.

EUROPEAN PGA SCOTTISH OPEN At Inverness, Scotland Par 72 First Round Lee Westwood Mark Tullo George Coetzee Peter Hanson Thorbjorn Olesen Chris Wood Barry Lane Edoardo Molinari Retief Goosen Jamie Donaldson Luke Donald Colin Montgomerie Richard Finch Carlos Del Moral Richard McEvoy Marc Warren Scott Jamieson Peter Whiteford

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At Colorado Springs, Colo. Par 71 Partial First Round (play suspended due to weather; round to be completed today; a — amateur) Juli Inkster Aree Song Michele Redman Jee Young Lee Ariya Jutanugarn Jimin Kang a-Lisa McCloskey Amanda Blumenherst Heather Bowie Young Jane Park Candie Kung Nicole Hage Jean Chua Anna Grzebien Haeju Kang Kate Futcher Momoko Ueda Ashley Prange a-Mariah Stackhouse Joanna Coe Whitney Wade Lauren Doughtie a-Brittany Marchand

S OCC E R MLS EASTERN CONFERENCE New York Philadelphia Columbus Kansas City Houston D.C. United Chicago Toronto New England

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WESTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles Dallas Seattle Real Salt Lake Colorado San Jose Chivas USA Portland Vancouver

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Wednesday’s results Columbus 1 Vancouver 0 New York 5 Toronto 0 Colorado 1 Kansas City 1 Chivas USA 2 San Jose 0 Tomorrow’s games All Times Eastern D.C. United at New York, 7:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Kansas City, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. Vancouver at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Philadelphia at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday’s game Seattle at Portland, 4 p.m.

FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP Wednesday’s results At Wolfsburg, Germany Sweden 2 U.S. 1 At Bochum, Germany North Korea 0 Colombia 0

At Frankfurt Brazil 3 Equatorial Guinea 0 At Leverkusen, Germany Australia 2 Norway 1 End of Group Stage

SECOND ROUND Quarter-finals Tomorrow’s games All Times Eastern At Leverkusen, Germany England vs. France, 12 noon At Wolfsburg, Germany Germany vs. Japan, 2:45 p.m. Sunday’s games At Augsburg, Germany Sweden vs. Australia, 7 a.m. At Dresden, Germany Brazil vs. U.S., 11:30 a.m.

NASL Carolina Edmonton Puerto Rico Minnesota Tampa Bay Fort Lauderdale Montreal Atlanta


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Tomorrow’s games All Times Eastern Atlanta at Fort Lauderdale, 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Puerto Rico, 8:05 p.m. Carolina at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.

FIFA MEN’S UNDER-17 WORLD CUP Yesterday’s results Semifinals At Guadalajara, Mexico Uruguay 3 Brazil 0 At Torreon, Mexico Mexico 3 Germany 2 Sunday’s games At Mexico City All Times Eastern Bronze Medal Brazil vs. Germany, 4 p.m. Gold Medal Mexico vs. Uruguay, 7 p.m.

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Today’s horoscope You could get a bit touchy today, especially if you suspect someone is aiming to usurp your position. Taurus April 21-May 21 This is a great day for networking, for making connections that will be good for you in the future. Gemini May 22-June 21 You must earn more or spend less — or maybe you’ll have to do both. Cancer June 22-July 22 You may feel as if you don’t have a care in the world but today’s cosmic influences may bring you down a bit.

Yesterday’s answer

Fill in the grid, so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There is no math involved. You solve the puzzle with reasoning and logic.

Sagittarius Nov. 23-Dec. 21 You seem to be unusually suspicious of late. Seriously, no one wants to hurt you.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 20 A feud simmering for some time will come to a boil rather quickly.

Aquarius Jan. 21-Feb. 18 Anything that is petty will not only distract you but annoy you, too. Steer clear of trivial people. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20. Try to tone down your act a bit over the next 24 hours — but only a bit. SALLY BROMPTON

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