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Back and forth Excerpts from the Twitter scrap: @VisionVancouver: We’re calling on @suzanneanton to apologize for calling all of Downtown Eastside “pimps and dealers.� @VisionVancouver: As part of opposing new social housing for teenage girls, @suzanneanton + NPA call DTES all “pimps and dealers�. More negative NPA attacks @NPAVancouver: We are for housing for vulnerable girls, but it is common sense that we put them in a safe location. Re-read @visionvancouver

column critical of the project. “It is a very concerning project,� he said. “We think the Downtown Eastside is a neighbourhood whose challenges have really been front and centre in a lot of people’s minds for a generation.� There’s no need to apologize, he added, because it was a just a big misunderstanding. PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS








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A rescued male California sea lion is tended to on Thursday. Vancouver Aquarium sta successfully pulled out a large ďŹ shing hook swallowed by the animal, saving its life in the process. Story, page 6.

The Twitterverse was filled with heated exchanges between the Non-Partisan Association and Vision Vancouver Thursday after a controversial tweet made by the NPA about the Downtown Eastside. On Wednesday night, the NPA tweeted: “Neighborhood of pimps, dealers, needles and violence — would you want your daughter here?� The debate centred around a new supportive-housing development for teenage aboriginal girls that will be built in the DTES. Vision Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs said while he welcomes a debate about the project’s location, the approach the NPA took reflected a “divisive and negative attitude.� Vision also called on NPA mayoral candidate Suzanne Anton to apologize to DTES residents. But NPA city council candidate Mike Klassen admitted they made a mistake by not putting quotation marks on some of the words, and pointed out it was a direct quote from a Vancouver Courier



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Police say a 15-year-old male found dead in Abbotsford Wednesday died from a fall. The teen’s body was first found by a passing cyclist next to a shoppingmall parking lot in the 2500 block of West Bourquin Crescent. It appeared he suffered a severe head injury, so homicide investigators were called in to determine the cause of death. On Thursday, police ruled out homicide as a possible factor. Instead, investigators believe the teen fell from the parking lot and died from the impact. No further details, including the teen’s identity, are being released.

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As British Columbians anxiously await Friday’s HST referendum results, the political implications for Premier Christy Clark and the B.C. Liberals are also up in the air. “My prediction is that (the HST’s opponents) will win,” said Simon Fraser political science Prof. Marjorie Cohen. “And then, of course, (the Liberals) will have to

come up with something that’s going to satisfy people, and that’s not going to be easy.” Cohen added that in the event the referendum result is not in the Liberals’ favour, their political defeat in the next election would not be a foregone conclusion. However, other factors — such as the potential rate hikes for BC Hydro customers and the proposed sailing cancellations for BC Ferries — are

also likely to irk the province’s electorate, she said. Meanwhile, the rate of unemployment in B.C. fell 6.6 per cent from June 2010 to June 2011 — but it’s too soon to tell if the HST has bolstered job numbers, said recruiter and employment expert David Litherland. “I haven’t had any of my clients, nor any of the employees in my office, state that the hiring they’ve been doing has

solely been because of the advantages the HST has shown,” he said. “So it’s not as if companies have found this pot of gold at the end of the rainbow called the HST.” Litherland credits the entrepreneurial spirit of British Columbians — and economic partnerships with emerging economies in Asia — for stimulating domestic job growth, but acknowledges that the HST may be a latent factor.

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Dozens of kayakers to travel across English Bay Sunday for cancer research Hoping to raise $50,000 PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS @METRONEWS.CA

The waters of English Bay will be full of more paddlers than usual Sunday, and the more the merrier. Cancer survivor Matt Heemskerk knows how lonely it can become after being diagnosed. “(My cousin) had cancer when I first paddled and she lost her battle with cancer two years after,” Heemskerk said. “Then I was diagnosed with brain cancer in October 2009, so the event became really personal.”

That’s why he’ll be paddling across English Bay Sunday to raise money for his and other people’s battles against the disease. Heemskerk will be joined by 60 other paddlers for the annual Kayak for a Cure Vancouver. Founder Mark Starkey said they have already raised $40,000 for InspireHealth, an integrated cancer-care centre. They’re hoping to raise as much as $50,000. Kayak for a Cure Vancouver will start at 8 a.m. on Sunday at Jericho Beach.


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one experience, and break down the stereotypes of what you think it’s like to belong to that particular group,” said deputy librarian Melanie Houlden. The recruiting process will involve various community agencies, including immigrant services and the food bank, to find volunteers who are comfortable talking to strangers, she added. The library also plans to introduce a variety of other community programs, including open-mic nights and film classes.

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A California male sea lion is recovering from surgery after Vancouver Aquarium veterinarians successfully removed a large fishing hook that the animal had swallowed.

Surgery a success for rescued sea lion Aquarium vets pulled out one-metre fishing line and hook swallowed by animal found in Ucluelet ‘He’s in critical but stable situation,’ vet says PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS @METRONEWS.CA

A large fishing hook lodged in a California sea lion’s gut was successfully removed by Vancouver Aquarium veterinarians Thursday. The 230-kilogram adult male was rescued off the coast of Ucluelet Tuesday after concerned locals contacted the RCMP and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The mammal was spotted with a foot-long fishing flasher dangling from its left cheek. Dr. Martin Haulena and

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esophagus at the heart level. Haulena believes the sea lion swallowed the fishing flasher because it either had bait or a fish caught on it. The mammal had been having a hard time eating because the hook was embedded quite deeply in its gastrointestinal tract. The sea lion is recovering from surgery and was brought to his freshwater pool a few hours after the procedure. He’s also being given antibiotics so as to prevent any infection and so that he’ll be able to eat without the hook bothering him.

The City of Vancouver is still trying to reach its goal of being the world’s greenest city by 2020 by adding new parking spaces and discounts for scooters and motorcycles. More than 150 new scooter/motorcycle parking spaces were created in Vancouver this past year, and 50 more are planned by the end of the year. “We’re trying to make better use of the streets,” said Carli Edwards, manager of neighbourhood parking and transportation in the city. “This will get a space for motorcycles and scooters, so car drivers won’t be frustrated by having these vehicles parked in between cars or in their spaces.” Edwards said they are making a point of pushing people towards scooters and motorcycles, especially

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B.C. residents whose home values have increased over the last few years are likely to enjoy more of the same, albeit on a modest scale, according to the latest forecast by the B.C. Real Estate Association. “Slower-than-expected employment growth is expected to keep B.C. home sales below their 10-year average,” said BCREA economist Cameron Muir.

The fourth annual Cypress Challenge raised $125,000 for the B.C. Cancer Foundation this week. The event, which is held in honour of Vancouver Olympic organizer Jack Poole, saw more than 300 cyclists do the 13-kilometre challenge in West Vancouver. The money will be used for pancreatic cancer research.


Carli Edwards, manager of neighborhood parking and transportation, demonstrates parking in the new free and reduced-priced parking spaces for scooters and motorcycles.


and scooters receive a 50 per cent discount off the listed meter rate. If there is room, scooters and motorcycles can even share spaces, but must still abide by the same parking rules as any motor vehicle. ARIANA KAKNEVICIUS

A federal fisheries scientist says she believes an order stopping her from talking about her research came from one of the highest offices in Ottawa. Kristi Miller told an inquiry examining the collapse of the Fraser River sockeye run in 2009 that the Privy Council, which acts for the Prime Minister, stopped her from speaking to media about her work. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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‘GET RID OF THE GUILT OF WHAT YOU’RE KEEPING’ Jill Pollack is the host of Consumed, a one-hour lifestyle show on HGTV Canada debuting on Tuesday, where she gives tips to people for decluttering and organizing their lives. Metro spoke to Pollack about the show, her decluttering process and how a little OCD never hurt anyone. How did you become an organizational expert?

I used to be a TV producer and got involved in the reality game, which wasn’t professionally fulfilling anymore. I lived with an interior designer and went to clean out one of their clients’ house. That’s how it all started — I loved having systems for everything. I’m putting a little OCD to use in a positive way. What is the best tip you would give to people to declutter their lives?

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Irene: Nice name, wicked storm

U.S. East and even the Maritimes bracing for weekend misery Thousands flee North Carolina beach towns in ‘nightmare scenario’ Obama declares emergency U.S. economy threatened Bahamian homes flattened LYNNE SLADKY/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Monstrous hurricane Irene tightened her aim on the Eastern Seaboard late Thursday, threatening 65 million people along a path from North Carolina to New England and even the Maritimes. One of America’s top weather experts called it his “nightmare” scenario. And U.S. President Barack Obama acted fast, declaring an emergency for North Carolina and ordering federal aid. Tens of thousands of people fled North Carolina beach towns, farmers pulled up their crops, and the navy ordered ships to sea so they could endure the punishing winds and waves in open water. The storm with winds of 185 km/h would be the strongest to strike the East Coast in seven years.

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Hurricane Irene is expected to track through New England and the Maritimes this weekend and into Monday. Halifax-based Canadian Hurricane Centre says it’s still too early to say what kind of impact it could have on Eastern Canada.

All eyes were on Irene’s projected path, which showed her bringing misery to every city along the I-95 corridor, including Washington, New York and Boston.

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Cannon fire crashed over Parliament Hill and car horns sounded a noisy tribute along the Highway of Heroes on Thursday as a cortege ferried Jack Layton’s coffin from the pinnacle of his political career to the place where it all began. After a 15-gun sendoff outside the House of Commons and a symbolic trip across the Ottawa River to Quebec, the province of his birth, the late NDP leader arrived home in


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RCMP officers carry Jack Layton’s casket as it leaves Parliament Hill for Toronto.

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Orange Falls After pleas in phone calls, emails and on Facebook, Niagara Falls will join the CN Tower in going orange Saturday night in honour of Layton. The CN Tower will be lit in orange from sundown Saturday until sunrise Sunday, officials say. Layton will lie in repose at Toronto City Hall before a state funeral Saturday at Roy Thomson Hall.

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Rebels cannot declare victory in six-month-old civil war as long as leader has not been captured or killed The streets where rebel fighters bombarded snipers loyal to Moammar Gadhafi were strewn with bullet-ridden corpses from both sides Thursday. Streams of blood ran down the gutters and turned sewers red. By sundown the rebels appeared to have won the battle for the Abu Salim neighbourhood, next to Gadhafi’s captured Tripoli compound. “Don’t leave Tripoli for the rats. Fight them, and kill them,” Gadhafi said in a new audio message broadcast on Al-Ouroba TV, a Syria-based satellite station. Outside his Bab al-Aziziya compound, which rebels captured Tuesday, there was another grim scene — about two dozen

Praise for Rice Libyan rebels who took control of Gadhafi’s sprawling compound found a photo album with pictures of Condoleezza Rice. Gadhafi talked about Rice with Al-Jazeera in 2007: “I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders,” he said.

bodies — some with their hands bound by plastic ties and with bullet wounds to the head — lay scattered on grassy lots in an area where Gadhafi sympathizers had camped out for months. It’s unclear who carried out the killings. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rebel fighters search a captured loyalist soldier during fighting in the Abu Salim district in Tripoli, Libya on Thursday.

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A 24-year-old IT worker who left his job in Ottawa to work with Libyan rebels has been killed while storming a compound believed occupied by Moammar Gadhafi, his friend says. Haitham Alabadleh of Ottawa said his friend, Nader Ben Rewin, had been shot and killed Tuesday by

one of Moammar Gadhafi’s snipers. “He was leading the group and the snipers saw that he was the assistant of the leader. They started to target him and there was no place to hide,” said Alabadleh. Alabadleh learned about his friend’s death through a Facebook post from contacts in Libya. “I was crying for a bit and I remembered all the good times we (had),” said Alabadleh.

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Privacy commissioner warns Canadians: Protect your digital devices, such as tablet computers Only four in 10 consumers use passwords Text messaging may help quiet the hum of public cellphone conversations — but it may also be vulnerable to eavesdropping. Canada’s privacy commissioner says Canadians aren’t doing enough to protect their mobile communication devices such as cellphones and tablet computers. A survey by the commissioner’s office suggests only four in 10 people password-protect their phones or adjust privacy settings on personal-information sharing via downloaded applications. People who actually

store personal information on their devices were more likely to use privacy measures. “We encourage people to use passwords, encryption, privacy settings and every other available measure to safeguard their personal information, because the meaningful protection of privacy has to start with the individual,” commissioner Jennifer Stoddart said. Canadians are increasingly worried about their privacy in a digital environment. The survey found that levels of concern about a

Use the tools Canadians between the ages of 18 and 34 were found to be the most enthusiastic users of technology but also the most likely to use available tools to protect their privacy online. “This new data shows (young people) not only care about privacy, they are actually leaders in protecting it,’’ Stoddart said.

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ing and credit- and debitcard transactions, all rose since 2009. Two thousand people were surveyed for the commissioner’s poll, which has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. It was conducted between Feb. 23 and March 6, just as outrage in Britain over a tabloid newspaper hacking into people’s cellphones began to grow. The scandal ultimately brought down one of the country’s oldest newspapers.

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Chile. Strike takes a colourful turn

Riot police in Santiago, Chile, were not a pretty sight on Thursday. They were splashed with paint thrown by demonstrators trying to reach the presidential palace. It was the second day of a national strike. Union members,students and government workers are demanding changes in the country’s heavily-centralized form of government. VICTOR R. CAIVANO/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Tweet this: ‘Fist bump’ gets into dictionary Here’s something for your Twitter feed: “Tweet” has earned a spot in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. The word describing a post made on the online Twitter message service is among more than 100 new terms revealed Thursday for the dictionary publisher’s newest edition. “Tweet” takes its place

among newly included words that reflect everything from high-tech advances to the delicate nuances of family and social relationships. Newcomers include “fist bump,” a hip alternative to the high-five, and the “boomerang child” who has returned home in adulthood for lack of cash. Maybe he’s spending

“Even if people had no interest or possible chance of getting a Twitter account themselves, they now have to know what tweet means” PETER SOKOLOWSKI, MERRIAM-WEBSTER

his days listening to “Americana” music, steering clear of that lonely “cougar” across the street and hanging out a lot with his best buddy, shaking off jokes that they’re in a “bromance.” And, of course, he “tweets” every detail of it. The wordsmiths at the Springfield, Mass.-based dictionary publisher said

they picked the new entries after monitoring their use over several years. Some terms, like “tweet,” rocketed into prominence in recent years as celebrities, politicians and news outlets have embraced Twitter to immediately reach a worldwide audience. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Obamas did it Two people can take special credit for the elevation of “fist bump” into the dictionary: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. Their knuckle-knocking gesture of affection came when he accepted the 2008 nomination.

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Bosnians seek refreshment under artificial waterfalls in Tuzla, 140 kilometres north of Sarajevo yesterday. A heat wave has caused water-supply shortages and discomfort in many places across Bosnia-Herzegovina, with temperatures rising to 40 C.

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Police widen murder probe Police in western Quebec looking into the slaying of an 18-year-old girl have launched a separate probe to determine who tampered with her body.

Blazing cities Montenegro was such a hot spot that authorities recommended cutting working hours. The capital of Podgorica reached 41 C. In Macedonia, authorities warned people over 60 and pregnant women not to go to work. In Bosnia and Serbia, unions urged construction companies to pull employees from open-air work sites.

Passersby found Valerie Leblanc beaten and burned on Tuesday in Gatineau Park, near a college just across the river from Ottawa. Police have not yet made any arrests. Authorities have also launched a separate probe that may result in charges of obstructing justice and causing an indignity to a body. “We have four suspects in this investigation,” Gatineau police


Serbian capital, said emergency teams made more than 100 interventions yesterday with residents feeling sick from the heat. “People are collapsing and falling in the streets,” said emergency clinic doctor Zeljko Bacevic. In southern Bosnia, many people were suffering from stomach infections due to the heat. Zookeepers in Budapest cooled polar bears with ice and cold water to protect them as some areas of Hungary hit 40 C, breaking a record set in 1943. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

spokesman Jean-Paul Lemay said yesterday. “They aren’t related to the murder investigation and aren’t responsible for the death of Valerie Leblanc.” All four were released. Lemay said Leblanc was a student at the college in Gatineau, but little else about her indicates why she was killed. An autopsy will be performed in Montreal to determine the cause of death. THE CANADIAN PRESS



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So much is happening this week, I may have to drop Kim Kardashian’s wedding. Goodbye, Mr. Layton: Jack leaves Parliament Hill one last time, not before leaving us with some words to live by: “My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.” You know, it just could work.



Goodbye, Mr. Jobs: The world’s foremost gizmologist, Apple CEO Steve Jobs, submits his letter of resignation. Not sure if he sent it in via his iPhone, iPad, iPod or iMac. Other people get kicked upstairs; Steve ascends into the Cloud.


Goodbye, Mr. Gadhafi: Sense a theme here? Libyan totalitarian nutbar Moammar Gadhafi slips away from his compound and heads for the tunnels where he is still able to broadcast stirring messages to his followers (the few who aren’t dead yet), exhorting them not to leave Tripoli to the “rats.” He should talk.

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Goodbye, Mr. Robertson: CTV’s Lloyd Robertson, the dean of Canadian news anchors, retires Sept. 1. It’s the end of TV news as we know it, but he can’t stay up that late any more. Goodbye, Sidney?: A lot of disturbing rumours are swirling around hockey superstar Sidney Crosby, still recovering from the effects of a pair of nasty concussions suffered last season. Some people worry that he’ll never play again. Aw, it’s all in his head.


Hello, Lady Gaga: The alien pop star passes Oprah as Forbes’ most powerful female celebrity, but she’s still only No. 11 on the big list, trailing the likes of No. 1 Angela Merkel (chancellor of Germany), No. 2 Hillary Clinton ( U.S. secretary of state) and Charlotte Empey (my editor).


Welcome back, Carrie: Carrie Fisher, Princess Leia to a generation of smitten Stars Wars nerds, loses 50 pounds on Jenny Craig and vows to get back into that bikini she was forced to wear by Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Now, if we could only get Jabba on Jenny Craig.



Look Out: It’s Margaret Atwood! Somehow the mayor of Toronto and his bro (Rob and Doug, eh?) have made an enemy of Margaret Atwood. Doug wants to know: Who’s Margaret Atwood? Just the worldfamous author of 40 books, winner of the Booker Prize, whose writing the New York Times calls “chillingly brilliant.” She has teamed up with eight other writers to launch the Why My Library Matters to Me contest. And she’s steamed that you’re trying to close libraries. You think Moammar Gadhafi has trouble?

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Survival of the strongest stomach Eskil Carlsson invited his neighbours this week for a taste of the 71-yearold brisket stored in a jar by his mother-in-law’s family at the start of the Second World War. But first, he tried it out on the cat. “When it survived, we all had a taste,” Carlsson told Swedish media. Gingerly, though, as the 70-yearold Carlsson shows in a video of him

and his neighbours wrestling with the still well-sealed glass jar, then fishing out fragments of meat. “It didn’t smell bad, anyway. It was as if it had been meat from this week. I shouldn’t exaggerate, though; it was no delicacy,” he told The Local, an English-language Swedish news report. The cat didn’t look impressed, either. Nor was Martin Bucknavage, a Penn State University food-safety professor. “Would I eat it? Probably not. But the nice thing about low-acid canned food is it can last for years and years. Certainly you can tell the vacuum seal was still there.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Nokia markets phones to those on a budget Cellphone manufacturer claims 1.3 billion daily users Partners with Microsoft to capture more markets Nokia on Thursday unveiled its two cheapest cellphones to date aimed at attracting users in the low end market as it fights increasing competition from Asian manufacturers. The Nokia 100 and 101, priced $20 and $25 respectively, will be available in the third and fourth quarters of the year. The launch comes a day after Nokia announced three new mass-market smartphones, including what it called the world’s smallest touch-screen smartphone and one with the world’s brightest display. The Finland-based company is being increasingly

Best-selling author to release e-book Stephen King is back in the e-book game. The horror master is releasing a short story in digital format only. Scribner announced yesterday that Mile 81, a chilling story set at a rest stop on the Maine Turnpike, will go on sale Sept. 1 at a suggested price of $2.99. The new book will also include an excerpt from King’s upcoming novel, 11/22/63. Klout, a San Franciscobased website that helps measure online influence, will allow some users to download Mile 81 for free. King has a long history of writing stories as e-exclusives. His Riding the Bullet novella was an early Internet sensation when it came out in 2000. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

squeezed in the low end market by Asian manufacturers like ZTE and in the high end by the makers of smartphones like Apple Inc.’s iPhone and Research in Motion’s BlackBerry. It is hoping to regain momentum with the Windows Phone 7, to be launched later this year, after teaming up with Microsoft, whose Windows Phone operating system will become the main platform for Nokia cellphones. The three smartphones unveiled Wednesday are based on Symbian technology, seen by some developers as clumsy and dated. It was surpassed by Google’s popular Android

as the world’s No. 1 smartphone software at the end of last year, but Nokia said it will continue to develop Symbian products. The Nokia 100, a basic handset for calls and sending text messages, features a colour display with a grid-based menu system and an FM radio. The Nokia 101 has dual SIM device, enabling users to connect to two different networks to receive calls and messages. It also has an FM radio, integrated MP3 player and supports 16-gigabyte microSD memory cards. Nokia shares closed down 1 per cent at C$4.12 on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS





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Pressure on Cook to keep Apple on CEO’s resignation may be due to medical condition SANG TAN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

An Apple MacBook is on display at an Apple retail store in London, U.K. Thursday.

Successor, Tim Cook, stepped in before

With Steve Jobs bowing out as CEO, Apple Inc. must persuade investors and consumers that it doesn’t need the force behind the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. Tim Cook, his handpicked successor, has handled the top job in the absence of the ailing Jobs, 56, who resigned as chief executive Wednesday and was elected chairman of Apple’s board. Cook had

been running Apple since January. The company’s stock rose 62 per cent when Cook was in charge in the first half of 2009, and it gained 8 per cent since Jobs’ most recent leave. On Thursday, Apple’s stock fell $4.03, or about 1 per cent, to $372.16 in midday trading, but the entire market was down as well. Jeff Gamet, managing editor of news site The Mac Observer, said Jobs’ depar-

ture has more sentimental than practical significance. “All Apple really has done is made official what they’ve been doing administratively for a while now,” he said. Trip Chowdhry, Global Equities Research analyst, said Jobs’ maniacal attention to detail is what has set Apple apart. “Apple without Steve Jobs is nothing,” Chowdhry said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Apple’s loss won’t help RIM?


It’s easy to forget now, but Apple’s magnetism was once confined to a cult-like following Steve Jobs of geeks seduced by the elegance and simplicity of the company’s computers. Over a decade, Apple has emerged as a trendsetter and a wealth-making machine — a company that appeals to cool cats in cafés and fat cats on Wall Street. Apple has left a mark that extends beyond that first personal computer Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak introduced 35 years ago. Apple has transformed the music, retailing, marketing and cellphone industries. It’s engineering another evolution; the iPad tablet. Jobs assembled a team that had a knack for anticipating trends and popularizing them by designing devices that were easy to use. Jobs’ wizardry rescued a company from bankruptcy and elevated it into the second most valuable business in the U.S., behind Exxon Mobil Corp. The last test of Jobs’ genius may come as he tries to pass on his touch to Tim Cook. Still, it’s hard not to shake the feeling that this may be the beginning of the end of an era — for technological zealots and nervous investors alike. PAUL SAKUMA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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BBM music to swap and share Research in Motion is hoping its millions of BlackBerry Messenger-obsessed users will get just


as hooked on its new service, BBM Music, and pay $5 a month to swap song recommendations and share music with friends. The program, announced Thursday, allows BlackBerry users to select 50 songs from a catalogue of millions of tracks for their own personal

playlist. Those songs can also be listened to offline. But the key to the program is not only in listening to the songs on your own playlist but sharing them with other BBM users — which RIM says now total more than 45 million. Users also have access to the songs selected by their friends.

“By threading the culture, the immediacy and the trusted contacts that (make up) BBM with music we thought we could create a really compelling, unique experience,” said Alistair Mitchell, RIM's vice president of BBM platform and integrated services. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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The resignation of Apple CEO Steve Jobs won’t provide Research In Motion with the opportunity it needs to recover market share that its BlackBerry devices lost to the iPhone and iPad, analysts say. RIM’s best hope is to deliver new, consumer-friendly BlackBerry smartphones on time and without problems, they say. Apple is working on a new iPhone. Any effect of Jobs’ departure won’t be seen until 2013, says Sascha Segan of PC Magazine. “One thing that Apple understands that RIM hasn’t understood recently is: you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” she said. If the new BlackBerrys offer a “dramatically” better multimedia and apps experience and Apple offers “less salesmanship” without Jobs, then RIM would be stronger, Segan said. William Blair & Co. analyst Anil Doradla said RIM's problems are of its own making because it hasn't been able to deliver a lot of new devices to the market. She noted that co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have “mastered the science part of it” in creating an efficient, well functioning smartphone phone. “But there is a certain artistic side of it where it has to appeal to consumers, it has to awe the consumer,” she said

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Fed chairman to boost economy Inflation higher than last year, but still within Fed’s target Drastic measures possible in case of deflation Many on Wall Street hope Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will unveil a new effort Friday to boost the economy in a highly anticipated speech in Jackson Hole, Wy. Economists say a major new program is unlikely. But Bernanke will likely lay out the Fed’s options for lowering long-term interest rates even further. His speech comes at a

pivotal moment for the U.S. economy. Growth has slowed. Stock prices have been gyrating. Europe is struggling to contain a debt crisis. Analysts have been reducing their forecasts for growth this year and next. The situation resembles the one Bernanke faced last year. He responded by suggesting that the Fed could buy more government bonds. The goal was to re-

duce long-term rates, stimulate spending and lift stock prices. The Fed began buying $600 billion in Treasurys in November and completed its purchases in June. Stock prices rose steadily. Few expect such a dramatic step this time as policymakers said they would keep short-term rates at record lows for two more years. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A striking employees of South Korea’s SC First Bank participates in a rally near the bank’s headquarters in Seoul on Thursday. AHN YOUNG-JOON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A strike that could drag on awhile Workers at the South Korean unit of Standard Chartered PLC went on an indefinite strike on June 27 in protest against the planned introduction of a performancebased pay system. The headband reads “Unity and Fight.”

Gibson Guitar raided over wood use The head of Gibson Guitar Corp. said Thursday that the company is being unfairly targeted after a raid by federal authorities at factories in Memphis and Nashville. Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO of Nashville-based Gibson, said at a news conference that authorities didn’t specify what they were investigating during Wednesday’s

raids, but have suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal. However, he said his company has taken steps to ensure that its wood is properly imported. Guitars and other instruments are often built from tropical hardwoods, which are the focus of tight controls due to deforestation. Juszkiewicz said the company has been implicated in criminal activity, but not charged, which he said was “plain wrong.” “We feel totally abused,” Juszkiewicz said Thursday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Plot synopsis Paul Rudd plays Ned, a Mr. Nice Guy unsuited for life outside of his organic farm. When he innocently sells marijuana to a uniformed policeman he is thrown in jail. Unfortunately in his absence his hippie girlfriend found a new boyfriend. His three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Dechanel and Emily Mortimer) take turns housing him, but in each case his willingness to believe the best in people causes chaos. Ratings: Richard: 888 1⁄2 Mark: 811 1⁄2

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Paul Rudd and Elizabeth Banks star in Our Idiot Brother.

Idiot Bro a smarty-pants

Our Idiot Brother is a fun indie comedy that takes a jab at the neo-hippie movement Strong cast buoys a flimsy movie to make for a fun 90 minutes Richard: Mark, Our Idiot Brother is a low key indie comedy with a much different feel from the movies that made Rudd famous. His Apatow years have been spent doing broad comedy in movies like The 40 Year Old Virgin, but this is more character based — and less funny. There are laughs here, but instead of going for the jokes Rudd is concentrating on playing the character and allowing the humour to flow naturally from him and the situations. Did that work for you?

DNA — that this would be nothing but silly slapstick. But it turned out to be a nicely tuned comedy of manners about the clash between bourgeois and counterculture values. The irony of the title is that the Rudd character is anything but an idiot. Like the ’80s movie Down and Out in Beverly Hills, the hippie outsider upsets the domesticity of those around him, but somehow improves everyone's lives in the process. Rudd is great, and so is the rest of the cast, don't you think?

Mark: Most definitely! I was worried — based on the title, the poster, the trailer, and the Apatow

RC: I thought so too. Banks, Dechanel and Mortimer each bring a different flavour to their roles as

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the sisters. Banks is a driven writer with sketchy ethics, Dechanel a free-ish spirit with commitment issues while Mortimer plays a mousy mom. They all stand in stark contrast to the innocence of their brother but their presence buoys, and gives heart to, the film’s family first message. MB: One thing I really liked about the film is that it completely nailed the Hudson Valley neohippie movement in all its charm and hypocrisy. It’s a subculture ripe for satirizing, but it hasn’t been done much until now, so it felt fresh. Deschanel’s weird bohemian lifestyle also felt original and con-

tributed to the indie feel of the film. But I have to admit, as much as I enjoyed watching it, it’s a flimsy movie and it didn’t stay with me. RC: I sort of agree. I think it’s a likeable comedy elevated by a strong cast who bring empathy to characters who, in less experienced hands, might not have had any. MB: Only the last 10 minutes felt rushed, with characters changing their motivation for no discernible reason at all. It felt like some scenes had been edited out. But overall, it was a good way to spend 90 minutes in the dark.

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Colombiana star thrives on action and adventure NED EHRBAR


Zoe Saldana knows her guns. “I’m a .45 myself. A .22 is too wimpy for me,” says the actress, who plays a skilled assassin in Colombiana. “I like the .9. It’s something that I can manoeuvre, and because I have very small wrists it’s a weight that I can sustain and the impact won’t hurt me in my joints.” Saldana insists she’s no gun nut. This expertise comes from Hollywood, after starring in a number of firearm-heavy titles like the Losers and Vantage Point.

No down time So how does Zoe Saldana relax after a tough day of buttkicking and gunplay on set? “Wine is perfect to unwind. Just a glass of wine, a bath and just... I don’t know,” she says. But the fact of the matter is the actress doesn’t do a whole lot of relaxing. “I wish I could sugarcoat it for you, but when I’m working, I’m working. So yeah, I’ll have a glass of wine and go out and have dinner with the cast and crew, but before I go to bed I’m reading those lines for the next day. I’m up 30 minutes before I have to get picked up ... and I’m on that treadmill because I want to make sure that I’m healthy and aware — naturally. I don’t drink caffeine.”

Colombiana, though, trumps them all in sheer firepower. But her character, Cataleya, is just as deadly without a gun in her hand — something Saldana says isn’t so strange but still catches men offguard. “I’ve been trained

by people that were in the military, Marines, from Avatar to the Losers and now Colombiana, and they don’t see gender when they see a threat across from them. They see a threat,” she says. “So I would say watch out. Any-

Zoe Saldana insists she’s not a gun nut, but she’s still a good shot.

time you see a skinny girl and she’s had any kind of military training, just don’t blink. She could f--ing kill you.” Guns and fighting aside, Saldana admits the biggest draw for Colombiana was that it was produced and co-written by French filmmaker Luc Besson, someone of whom she’s long been an admirer. “It’s much more important for me to get to work with

filmmakers that I’ve grown up loving and admiring, and Luc Besson is definitely one of the names that was on my bucket list — especially for the iconic femme fatale characters that he’s created, because they’re strong on the exterior but they’re so fragile and broke on the inside,” she says. “There were [other] offers, but Luc Besson took priority. Already a fan of strong

Besson women in films like La Femme Nikita and the Fifth Element, Saldana looked elsewhere for research that might inform Cataleya, including the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. But mostly she just watched TV a bunch. “I was watching a lot of animal behaviour because to me whenever she wasn’t playing any of her roles to kill her targets ... she was such an omega wolf,” she says.

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Worth watching 888 | Yawn 88 | Don’t bother 8 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Genre: Horror Director: Troy Nixey Stars: Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Bailee Madison 81

Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, a reimagining of a scary 1973 TV movie of the same name, and produced by shock maestro Guillermo del Toro, sees a young girl attract the attention of mysterious creepy-crawlies with a taste for preteens.

The movie’s opening hour is chock-a-block with atmosphere and the hallmarks of gothic horror — like a groundskeeper who knows more than he is letting on, mysterious voices and hidden chambers — but is light on action. It all leads to a satisfying climax, however, featuring swarms of cool creatures and enough ferocious fun to make the slow start worthwhile. RICHARD CROUSE




Sarah’s Key Genre: Drama Director: Gilles Paquet-Brenner Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Melusine Mayance 88 1⁄2

Sarah’s Key is a well-intentioned, muddled, and self-important drama that attempts to spin a feel good story out of a contemporary reporter uncovering a particularly harsh tale of Holocaust survival. Kristin Scott Thomas stars and brings with her an air of British thespian legitimacy, but none of her


wry smirking or pained emoting can conceal the fact that the film is a big screen TV melodrama with director Gilles Paquet-Brenner never more than a few seconds away from a scene of weepy manipulation. Admittedly, some of the Holocaust material is chilling and most of the lead actors do good work. Unfortunately, any effective material is wasted on yet another movie that needlessly turns historical atrocity into big screen sentimentality. PHIL BROWN


















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30 Minutes or Less (18A) Fri 4:30-7:25-9:40 Sat-Sun 1:30-4:30-7:25-9:40 Mon-Thu 4:30-7:259:40 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG) Fri 4:10-7:10-10:05 Sat-Sun 1:10-4:10-7:1010:05 Mon-Thu 4:10-7:10-10:05 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Fri 4:05-7:05-9:55 Sat-Sun 1:05-4:05-7:05-9:55 Mon-Thu 4:05-7:059:55 Friends With Benefits (14A) Fri-Thu 9:35 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Fri 4-7-10 Sat-Sun 1-4-710 Mon-Thu 4-7-10 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri 4:25-7:20-9:45 SatSun 1:25-4:25-7:20-9:45 Mon-Thu 4:25-7:20-9:45 One Day (PG) Fri 4:20-7:15-9:50 Sat-Sun 1:204:20-7:15-9:50 Mon-Thu 4:20-7:15-9:50 The Smurfs (G) Fri 4:15-6:55 Sat-Sun 1:154:15-6:55 Mon-Thu 4:15-6:55

NEW WEST/ COQUITLAM SILVERCITY COQUITLAM 170 Schoolhouse Street, 604-523-2911 30 Minutes or Less (18A) Fri-Thu 2:05-58:15-10:45 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-4:10-7:55-10:45 The Change-Up (18A) Fri-Thu 10:10 Colombiana (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:304:15-7:05-10 Conan the Barbarian 3D (18A) Fri-Thu 14:05-7:25-10:25 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Fri-Thu 12:553:45-6:50-9:40 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Thu 1-4:207:20-10:35 The Debt (14A) Wed-Thu 1:45-4:35-7:2010:05 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (14A) FriThu 1:15-4-6:55-9:50 Final Destination 5 3D (STC) Fri-Sat 1:454:35-8-10:40 Sun 4:35-8-10:40 Mon-Tue 1:454:35-8-10:40 Fright Night 3D (14A) Fri-Thu 1:35-4:307:35-10:15 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Fri-Thu 1:05-4:15-7:3010:35 The Help (PG) Fri-Tue 12:45-4-7:15-10:30 Wed 4-7:15-10:30 Thu 12:45-4-7:15-10:30 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri-Mon 2:10-4:407:40-10:20 Tue 2:10-4:40-10:20 Wed-Thu 2:104:40-7:40-10:20 M*A*S*H (STC) Sun 1 One Day (PG) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:45-6:45-9:30 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Fri-Thu 2-4:40-7:259:45 Quick (STC) Fri-Thu 1:55-4:45-7:30 Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You (STC) Tue 7 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) FriThu 1:30-4:25-6:55-9:35 The Smurfs (G) Fri-Thu 1:20-4:05-6:35-9:05 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3D) (PG) Fri-Thu 12:45-3-5:30-7:459:55

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Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Tue 12:35-3:40-9:40 The Help (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 12:30-3:35-6:50-9:55 One Day (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 9:10 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 1:35-4:05-7:05-9:25 Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You (STC) Tue 7 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 13:45-6:30-9:15 The Smurfs (G) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 12:45-3:30-6:15 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (G) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 1:254:10-6:25 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Tue 1:25-4:10-6:25

SURREY/WHITE ROCK/LANGLEY CLOVA 5732-176th St., Surrey, 604-541-9527 The Change-Up (18A) Fri-Thu 9:15 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Fri-Thu 7

HOLLYWOOD 3 CINEMA 7125-138th Street, Surrey, 604-592-4441 Captain America: The First Avenger (PG) Fri-Thu 9:15 Cars 2 (G) Fri-Thu 12:45-2:55 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Fri-Thu 7 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Thu 4:45-7 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Fri-Thu 4-6:30-8:55 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri-Thu 5:05 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG) Fri-Thu 9:15 Winnie the Pooh (STC) Fri-Thu 1-2:30 Zookeeper (G) Fri-Thu 12:45-2:45

RIALTO 1732-152nd Street, White Rock, 604-541-9527, Midnight in Paris (G) Fri 7:10-9 Sat-Sun 27:10-9 Mon-Thu 7:10-9 One Day (PG) Fri 7-9:10 Sat-Sun 2:10-7-9:10 Mon-Thu 7-9:10

STRAWBERRY HILL GRANDE 12161-72nd Ave, Surrey, 604-501-9400 30 Minutes or Less (18A) Fri-Sun 12:45-35:10-7:20-9:45 Aarakshan (PG) Fri-Tue 1-4:45-8:30 Bodyguard (STC) Wed-Thu 1-4:15-7:20-10:25 Bol (STC) Wed-Thu 12:45-3:50-7-10:10 Colombiana (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:304:20-7:15-10 Conan the Barbarian 3D (18A) Fri-Thu 1:10-3:50-6:45-9:30 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (14A) FriThu 1:45-4:40-7:40-10:15 Final Destination 5 (STC) Fri-Sun 9:20 Fright Night 3D (14A) Fri-Thu 1:50-4:507:50-10:30 The Help (PG) Fri-Sun 12:30-3:45-7-10:20 Mon 12:45-3:55-7:05-10:20 Tue 12:30-3:45-7-10:20 Wed-Thu 12:45-3:55-7:05-10:20 Jihne Mera Dil Luteya (PG) Fri-Sun 12:403:40-6:50-9:50 Mon 12:45-3:45-6:50-9:50 Tue 12:40-3:40-6:50-9:50 One Day (PG) Fri-Thu 12:50-3:30-6:30-9:15 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Fri-Tue 1:20-4:10-

CRITERION 4 WHITE ROCK 2381 King George Highway, 604-531-7456,

Fright Night stars Colin Farrell as a not-so-friendly neighbourhood vampire.

7:10-9:40 Wed 4:10-7:10-9:40 Thu 1:20-4:107:10-9:40 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 1 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) FriThu 1:40-4:30-7:30-10:10 The Smurfs (G) Fri-Sun 1:15-4-6:40

STUDIO 12 GUILDFORD 15051-101st Ave, Surrey, 604-581-1176 30 Minutes or Less (18A) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Tue 1:55-4:40-7:3510:10 Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 10:10 Bodyguard (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby

Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 12:35-3:40-6:35-9:40 Colombiana (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 1:15-4-7-9:45 Conan the Barbarian 3D (18A) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 1:45-4:307:30-10:15 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Tue 9 The Debt (14A) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 1:20-4:20-7:10-9:50 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (14A) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Thu 1:304:15-7:15-10

Final Destination 5 (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Tue 2-4:45-7:40-10:05 Final Destination 5 3D (STC) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 2-4:457:40-10:05 Fright Night (14A) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Tue 1:05-3:50-6:45-9:30 Fright Night 3D (14A) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Wed-Thu 1:05-3:50-6:459:30 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Stadium Seating, Dolby Stereo Digital Fri-Mon 12:35-3:40-6:35-9:40

30 Minutes or Less (18A) Fri-Thu 9:15 Colombiana (STC) Fri 7-9:25 Sat-Sun 2-7-9:25 Mon-Thu 7-9:25 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Fri 7:20-9:30 SatSun 2:30-7:20-9:30 Mon-Thu 7:20-9:30 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) Fri 7:10-9:20 Sat-Sun 2:10-7:10-9:20 Mon-Thu 7:109:20 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (PG) Fri 7:20 Sat-Sun 2:20-7:20 Mon-Thu 7:20

COLOSSUS LANGLEY 20090-91A Ave, Langley, 604-513-8747 30 Minutes or Less (18A) Fri-Thu 1:104:10-7-9:40 Captain America: The First Avenger

(PG) Fri-Thu 12:50-3:50-6:45-10 The Change-Up (18A) Fri-Mon 1:35-4:407:25-10:40 Tue 1:35-4-10:40 Wed-Thu 1:35-4:407:25-10:40 Colombiana (STC) No Passes Fri-Thu 1:204:25-7:30-10:25 Conan the Barbarian 3D (18A) Fri-Thu 12:40-3:35-7:10-10:15 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Fri-Thu 12:45-47:25-10:35 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (PG) Fri-Thu 1:25-4:207:15-10:20 The Debt (14A) Wed-Thu 1-4:15-7:35-10:45 Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (14A) FriThu 12:55-3:55-7:05-9:50 Final Destination 5 (STC) Fri-Tue 10:45 Friends With Benefits (14A) Fri-Thu 9:55 Fright Night 3D (14A) Fri-Thu 1:05-4:207:15-10:05 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:45-7-10:15 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (PG) Fri-Tue 1-4:15-7:35 The Help (PG) Fri-Thu 12:30-3:40-6:50-10:10 Horrible Bosses (14A) Fri-Thu 1:50-4:307:45-10:30 M*A*S*H (STC) Sun 1 One Day (PG) Fri-Tue 12:35-3:30-6:40-9:30 Wed 12:35-6:40-9:30 Thu 12:35-3:30-6:40-9:30 Star & Strollers Screening Wed 3 Our Idiot Brother (PG) Fri-Thu 1:40-4:457:20-9:45 Red Hot Chili Peppers Live: I’m With You (STC) Tue 7 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) FriThu 1:30-4:35-7:40-10:40 The Smurfs (G) Fri-Thu 1:45-4:25-6:55 Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (3D) (PG) Fri-Thu 1:15-4:05-6:35-9:15 Transformers: Dark of the Moon (PG) Fri-Sat 12:30-3:45-7:10-10:30 Sun 3:45-7:1010:30 Mon-Thu 12:30-3:45-7:10-10:30

TWILIGHT DRIVE-IN 260th Street & Fraser Highway, Langley, 604-856-5063 Cowboys & Aliens (14A) Fri-Thu 10:45 Fast Five (14A) Fri-Sat 1 The Smurfs (G) Fri-Thu 8:45








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SET ASIDE MONEY FOR FUN Anyone who works irregular hours can tell you how easy it is to overspend on takeout meals, coffee and drinks. But if you’re a college or university student, the challenge is greater. You not only work irregular hours, you live them; and your sources of income tend to be limited. So how can a budding scholar avoid money woes? It starts with a different kind of studying. “Living within your means boils down to understanding how your money is spent,” says Kavita Joshi, Director of Student Markets, RBC Royal Bank. “That means planning a budget ahead of time, then really using it as the tool to track your expenses, day after day. The more thought you put into managing your money upfront, the less you have to think about it during your studies, which will help make your student life more enjoyable and more successful.” Start by distinguishing fixed expenses from discretionary ones. Determine how



much money you need for tuition, books, rent, and groceries; then set aside a certain amount for fun. “Balance is important too,” says Joshi. “You should eat out, relax, enjoy time with friends when you can — just make sure you pay for it out of an entertainment budget, not with the money you need for your electric bill.” When you do venture out to dine, consider the ways you can save and still eat well. Prix-fixe menus give you the chance to eat full meals of high-quality food for a reasonable price. Eating at a culinary school restaurant can be

cheaper too (though you’d better hope the chef studied hard). Many restaurants and coffee shops offer discounts to students, particularly if they’re located in areas students tend to hang out, and group buying coupons can give you great deals too. And when it comes to bars and clubs, decide how much you can spend before you’ve had that first couple of drinks. It’s not rocket science — it’s just good sense.


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MANAGE YOUR MONEY • Take control. Identify your expenses and assess how much you’re spending. Knowing where your money goes makes it easier to make sound financial decisions. Tools such as RBC’s myFinanceTracker is an online financial management tool that helps you easily track your expenses ( Also, Better Student Life website (about money management) and Student Budget Check tool (calculates the money you need to get through the school year, based on your spending) can help with managing your money • You have more control over your finances than you think, especially with day to day expenses. Certain student expenses are fixed, but it’s discretionary spending that drives up costs. This is where students need to plan the most. Planning is more than just looking for bargains. It also means making choices about how and where you spend, so that you do have something left over — not just for essentials, but for your social life. RBC offers 20 minute advice events just for students, to help students stay in control of their finances

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ack on the 19th, Bono felt unwell. Decompressing from the massive 360 Tour at his villa in Ezesur-Mer in the south of France, his heart began rattling around in his chest like a drum machine gone insane. The palpitations and discomfort were enough for

his wife to rush him to Princess Grace Memorial Hospital in nearby Monaco. After being examined by a specialist and subjected to a battery of tests, he was sent home with orders to get some rest. Bono’s 51-year-old body is telling him something: you can’t be on a world tour for two years, pausing only for major spinal surgery and not expect to suffer some physical consequences. The pace, the travel, the time zone shifts and the exertion of performing two hours a night takes its toll, even on the most pampered of rock stars. Performing is hard physical work that gets only harder as you get older. MIKE COPPOLA/GETTY IMAGES

Bono’s 51-year-old body hasn’t broken down yet but he is beginning to show signs of old age.

Much has been made about Meatloaf’s requirement for a small tank of oxygen and a mask sidestage so he may revive his 63-year-old frame between songs. That he suffers from

asthma doesn’t help, which contributed to his fainting at two shows earlier this month. But Meatloaf’s oxygen jones isn’t unique. Many performers rely on hits of O2 during shows.

Even younger musicians need assistance. I was once backstage before a show by one of the biggest groups in the world. They travel with a refrigerator-sized medical

dispensary. Then there’s Paul McCartney. Not that long ago, I saw him perform 22 consecutive songs before he took as much as a sip of water. Not bad for 69.


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Is J.Lo’s ex at the root of Smiths’ problems? Pinkett had affair with co-star Anthony: Rumours GUSTAVO CABALLERO/GETTY IMAGES

Rumours are swirling that turmoil in Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s marriage is over Jada allegedly having an affair with her HawthoRNe co-star, Marc Anthony — both on screen and off, according to In Touch. “There was a lot of Jada wanting to have love scenes with Marc Anthony,” a source close to the production says. “She definitely pushed for a story line that had Marc Anthony as a love interest. Never made sense to the network, but Jada pushed and they stopped pushing back.” Will and Jada have been quick to deny any reports of infidelity or separation.

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Iceberg Vodka is the result of a stubbornness to resist anything less than perfection. Our obsession to create a spirit of unquestionable purity has driven us to harvest our icebergs in the treacherous waters of Newfoundland’s “iceberg alley.” There we seek out and harvest the 12,000-year-old icebergs that give us our name. Icebergs with impurities so small we need to measure them in parts per quadrillion. All this so we can produce a spirit of unmatched purity and a smooth taste acclaimed by the most discerning vodka enthusiasts. So come in for a closer look, you won’t be disappointed.

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Cowell’s secret to staying healthy is a weekly IV injection of vitamins and minerals, he tells GQ. “When you have it done, it’s an incredibly warm feeling,” he says of the half-hour-long treatment. “You feel all the vitamins going through you. It’s indescribable but very calming, and then it gives you energy for a good few days afterwards.” Cowell, who says he was terrified of needles as a child, insists on having his arm frozen with a spray to numb any pain before each injection. “Everyone I’ve recommended it to, they’ve absolutely loved it,” he says. “It sounds odd, but when you have it, it is fantastic. One girl came down and actually had two orgasms during the treatment.” METRO

Cole world: Is there a Rihanna sex tape? Hustler magazine claims they’ve got a video Rihanna doesn’t want anyone to see. “Hustler are in possession of the Rihanna and (rapper) J. Cole tape,” a spokesperson tells Radar Online. “We have seen it and we do not know what we are going to do with it yet.” But the singer herself is reportedly pleading ig-


norance as to what they’re talking about. “Rihanna is surprised, because there is no sex tape,” a source says. METRO

food No matter how you pronounce its name, this fruit (yes, it’s technically a fruit) is a great addition to any meal Try these 3-step tomato fritters

Meat meets its wine match PETER ROCKWELL

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Start to finish: 30 mins. Serves: 6

Any way you slice it, the tomato is one confusing comestible. There’s the whole identity crisis thing — is it a fruit or a vegetable? — and don’t get us started on the tuh-MAY-to, tuh-MAH-to thing. It’s enough to drive anyone ba-NAY-nas. Here are two common misconceptions.

culturally and legally it is considered a vegetable. Toxic tomatoes?

Tomatoes are part of the nightshade family, just like peppers and eggplants, which led some in the past to believe the fruit is poisonous. However, as we now know, tomatoes are harmless. And delicious

Fruit or vegetable?

Botanically speaking the tomato is a fruit, but horti-

Tomato Confetti Fritters

• 1 l (4 cups) canola oil • 125 ml (1/2 cup) mayo • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) Old Bay seasoning • 15 ml (1 tbsp) hot sauce • 15 ml (1 tbsp) lemon juice • 2 large red tomatoes, seeded and diced (about 500 ml/2 cups) • 2 large green tomatoes, diced (about 500 ml/2 cups) • 2 eggs, beaten • 2 scallions, chopped • 15 ml (1 tbsp) chopped fresh mint • 50 ml (1/4 cup) chopped fresh parsley • 30 ml (2 tbsp) cornmeal • 250 ml (1 cup) all-purpose flour • 3 ml (3/4 tsp) baking powder • 3 ml (3/4 tsp) salt • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) pepper



2 3

In a large deep pot over medium-high, heat oil to 160 C (320 F).

powder, salt and black pepper. Working in batches, drop mixture by the spoonful into hot oil. Turn as needed until golden brown and, 4 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain oil.

In a bowl, mix mayo, Old Bay seasoning, hot sauce and lemon juice. Set aside. Drain excess liquid from tomatoes and transfer to a bowl. Stir with eggs, scallions, mint, parsley, cornmeal, flour, baking



If I learned one thing during my travels in South America, it was that the Argentineans love their barbecue. They call it asado and in the wineries (especially those throughout its primary grapegrowing region of Mendoza), the red wines have been crafted to match the charred influences of meats fresh from the fire. Though cabernet sauvignon and merlot are widely planted, grapes like bonarda (which offers balanced ripe fruit) and tannat (a grape that owes its name to its tannic profile) are almost exclusively Argentinean. Then there’s malbec. Originally from France’s Bordeaux region, its juice has become Argentina’s hallmark. With upfront fruit and a spicy personality that can go from light and simple to a major bite of freshly ground pepper, malbec is a perfect match for grilled meats. Catena Zapata’s 2010 Alamos Malbec ($13.95 - $14.99) is a gusty mash of the heavier end of the spice trail. With a mouth coating flow of deep, dark fruit, it’s one of the best red wine values on the shelf. PRICES





Serve fritters with the prepared mayo.









Stuffed Tomatoes

cook until onion is soft and beginning to brown. Add rosemary, oregano and bread and cook for 2 minutes.



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Heat oven to 200 C (400 F). Coat a 23-by-33-cm (9-by-13-inch) baking dish with cooking spray. Slice top off each tomato. Use a spoon to carefully scoop out innards of each. Arrange tomatoes in prepared baking dish. Set aside. In skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until browned, about 5 minutes. Add butter, onion, celery and garlic, then



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Stir in broth and season with salt and black pepper. Scoop filling into hollowed-out tomatoes. Bake for 20 minutes or until tomatoes are softened and the top of the stuffing is toasted. Sprinkle with cheese and cook for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/ ALISON LADMAN

Ingredients: • 4 large tomatoes • 125 g (4 oz) sausage meat • 30 ml (2 tbsp) butter • 1 small onion, diced • 1 stalk celery, diced • 1 clove garlic, minced • 15 ml (1 tbsp) each minced fresh rosemary and oregano • 375 ml (1 1/2 cups) torn stale bread • 150 ml (2/3 cup) chicken broth • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste • 250 ml (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese

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To stock your kitchen with the very best fruits and veggies follow these tips, courtesy of Chef Tom Filippou, executive chef and national director of the President’s Choice Cooking Schools. • Choose firm apples, free of bruises and wrinkles. • Select heavy beetroots with smooth, vibrantly coloured skin and firm, green leaves. • Look for firm, crisp carrots with smooth, blemishfree exteriors. Be wary of deep green shoulders just below the top. They indicate bitterness. • Winter squash is best kept in dark and cool places. NEWS CANADA/ PC.CA

Breakfast tips for fussy eaters.



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Serena throws wrench in U.S. Open The biggest question heading into the U.S. Open draw was: Which highly seeded woman could be stuck facing Serena Williams in the third round? The answer: No. 4 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus. “Poor, poor, poor Victoria Azarenka,” seven-time major champion John McEnroe said at Thursday’s draw ceremony in Flushing

Meadows. Azarenka was a Wimbledon semifinalist in July, as was No. 22 Sabine Lisicki of Germany, who could play Williams’ older sister Venus in the second round. Serena Williams is a three-time U.S. Open champion who leads all active women with 13 Grand Slam titles. Venus Williams is a two-time winner in

New York and owns a total of seven major singles trophies. The Grand Slam tournament starts Monday. After missing nearly a year of action with health problems, Serena Williams returned to the tour in June and won two of her four tournaments. She is seeded 28th for the U.S. Open.

Venus Williams, meanwhile, is ranked 36th and unseeded. Looking at the latter stages of the men’s field, No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer were drawn to possibly meet in one semifinal, while defending champion Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray could meet in the other.

“He’s doing really well this year. It’s tough to be there every week, and he’s doing that.”



Richdale strong to start Open GRAHAM HUGHES/THE CANADIAN PRESS

B.C. golfer challenges leaders at Round 1 of Canadian Women’s Open

“I’m surprised it hadn’t been done before with all the great teams and great individual hitters that have come throughout the course of the game.” CURTIS GRANDERSON, WHO WAS ONE OF THREE YANKEES TO HIT A GRAND SLAM YESTERDAY IN NEW YORK’S 22-9 ROMP OVER THE OAKLAND A’S. RUSSELL MARTIN AND ROBINSON CANO ALSO HIT GRAND SLAMS AS THE YANKEES BECAME THE FIRST TEAM IN MLB HISTORY TO HIT

Samantha Richdale was among select company after the opening round of the CN Canadian Women’s Open. The second-year LPGA player from Kelowna fired a career-best 6-under 66 to sit alone in third place, one stroke behind co-leaders Ai Miyazato and Pernilla Lindberg in excellent afternoon scoring conditions Thursday at the Hillsdale Golf Club in Mirabel, Que. “Just over a month ago I went to see (coach) Dave Stockton to work on my putting and today, my caddie (Tom Konopacki) and I just read some really good and I made them,” the 27year-old Richdale said. “It’s special. I had my brother (Josh) in the crowd, which was really nice. We had great weather in the afternoon and it’s a nice ending to the day.” Richdale had made the cut in only two of seven events this year and her best round was a 70 in

“It’s a long way to Sunday, and I’ve just got to be patient like I was today.” CANADIAN OPEN DEFENDING CHAMPION MICHELLE WIE

March when she finished tied for 19th at the LPGA Founders Cup. Richdale started the week strong as part of the winning group with 1973 Canadian Open champ Jocelyne Bourassa in the proam tournament on Monday. The five-time winner in lower-tier events will start the second round Friday in an unfamiliar spot near the top of an LPGA leaderboard. Five players were tied for fourth at 5-under 67, including defending champion Michelle Wie, Angela Stanford, Jenny Shin, SongHee Kim and Mi Hyun Kim. There were nine tied at 4-under 66.

Samantha Richdale lines up a putt on the 8th hole on Thursday.




Champions League to open with a bang Champions League winner Barcelona will begin its title defence with a match at home to AC Milan, before the powers play two unheralded teams in a group drawn on Thursday. Four-time winner Barcelona hosts the seven-

time champion on Sept. 13. Group H also includes BATE Borisov of Belarus and Czech newcomer Viktoria Plzen. Manchester United is top-seeded in a group with Benfica, Switzerland’s FC Basel and Romanian debu-

tant Otelul Galati. Bayern Munich got a tough draw with Villarreal, Manchester City and Napoli — all teams from Europe’s four highest-ranked leagues. Real Madrid faces Lyon, Ajax and Dinamo Zagreb. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Labour Day weekend. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sports in brief

NBA sets up meeting with players BASKETBALL. People with

knowledge of plans say the NBA and players’ association will meet next week, fitting in a bargaining session before

Woods added to Presidents Cup team GOLF. Fred Couples told Tiger Woods Thursday that he will be on the 12member Presidents Cup team. The co-captain Couples said that it’s already a done deal. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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CENTRAL DIVISION Detroit Cleveland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City

WEST DIVISION Texas Los Angeles Oakland Seattle

Yesterday’s results N.Y. Yankees 22, Oakland 9 Baltimore 6, Minnesota 1 Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 0 Kansas City 9, Toronto 6 Boston 6, Texas 0 Wednesday’s results Toronto 4 Kansas City 3 Baltimore 6 Minnesota 1 Boston 13 Texas 2 L.A. Angels 8 Chicago White Sox 0 Oakland 6 N.Y. Yankees 4 (10 innings) Seattle 9 Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 3 Detroit 2 (10 innings) Tonight’s games Kansas City (F.Paulino 2-5) at Cleveland (Jimenez 1-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 9-10) at Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 11-10) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 0-1), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 10-11) at Boston (Wakefield 6-5), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 13-6) at Texas (D.Holland 11-5), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 11-8) at Minnesota (Diamond 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 5-6) at Seattle (Furbush 3-5), 10:10 p.m.

Philadelphia Atlanta Washington New York Florida


W 83 79 62 61 58

L 45 53 67 68 72

Pct GB .648 — .598 6 .481 211/2 .473 221/2 .446 26

W 78 68 64 61 57 43

L 54 63 66 69 74 88

Pct GB .591 — .519 91/2 .492 13 .469 16 .435 201/2 .328 341/2

W 72 69 63 60 60

L 59 62 68 69 71

Pct .550 .527 .481 .465 .458


WEST DIVISION GB — 3 9 11 12

Last nighgt’s results Atlanta 8, Chicago Cubs 3 Arizona 8, Washington 1 Cincinnati at Florida, ppd., rain St. Louis 8, Pittsburgh 4 Houston 3, San Francisco 1 Wednesday’s results Pittsburgh 2, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets 7, Philadelphia 4 L.A. Dodgers 9, St. Louis 4 Colorado 7, Houston 6, 10 innings Florida 6, Cincinnati 5, 1st game Arizona 4, Washington 2 Cincinnati 3, Florida 2, 2nd game Chicago Cubs 3, Atlanta 2 San Francisco 2, San Diego 1 Tonight’s games Florida (Hensley 1-5) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 6-7), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 13-7) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 9-11), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Wang 2-2) at Cincinnati (Willis 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Lopez 4-4) at Milwaukee (Wolf 10-8), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 8-6) at St. Louis (Westbrook 10-7), 8:15 p.m. San Diego (LeBlanc 2-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 7-8), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 6-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 713), 10:10 p.m. Houston (Happ 4-14) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 7-12), 10:15 p.m.


At Cordoba, Spain Sixth Stage 1. Peter Sagan, Slovakia, Liquigas-Cannondale, 4 hours, 38 minutes, 22 seconds. 2. Pablo Lastras, Spain, Movistar, same time. 3. Valerio Agnoli, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, same time. 4. Vicenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, same time. 5. Eros Capecchi, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, 3 seconds behind. 6. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Leopard Trek, :17. 7. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Team Katusha, same time. 8. Marzio Bruseghin, Italy, Movistar, same time. 9. David Mancoutie, France, Cofidis, same time.


Kansas City Giavtll 2b MeCarr cf Butler dh Hosmer 1b Francr rf AGordn lf Mostks 3b S.Perez c Maier lf-rf AEscor ss Totals Kansas City Toronto

ab 5 5 5 5 4 0 5 5 3 5 42

r h 1 1 3 3 2 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 9 16

bi 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 9

Toronto YEscor ss EThms lf Bautist rf Encrnc dh Lind 1b Lawrie 3b KJhnsn 2b Arencii c McCoy cf

ab 5 5 3 5 5 4 2 3 4

r 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0

h 0 1 2 2 0 2 1 1 1

bi 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 0

Totals 36 6 10 6 001 102 122 9 000 000 222 6

E—Arencibia (5). LOB—Kansas City 9, Toronto 8. 2B—Me.Cabrera (34), Butler 2 (34), Moustakas (10), S.Perez (3), Bautista (21), Encarnacion (31). 3B—Maier (3), E.Thames (4), Lawrie (3). HR—Me.Cabrera (17), Encarnacion (13), Arencibia (20). SF—Maier, Arencibia. IP H Kansas City Francis W,5-14 G.Holland H,14 Soria Toronto Cecil L,4-7 Camp R.Lewis Litsch

6 2 1 6 1-3 1 1-3 1-3 1

6 2 2 9 6 1 0



2 2 2

2 2 2

5 2 2 0

5 2 0 0

BB SO 3 1 0 1 0 0 0

5 4 2 3 0 0 1

T—3:16. A—17,355 (49,260).

CFL WEEK NINE EAST DIVISION Winnipeg Montreal Hamilton Toronto

GP W L 7 6 1 7 5 2 7 4 3 8 2 6

T 0 0 0 0

PF PA Pt 182 130 12 222 156 10 189 176 8 184 233 4

T 0 0 0 0

PF PA Pt 194 172 10 174 190 10 203 203 4 165 253 2

WEST DIVISION Calgary Edmonton B.C. Saskatchewan

GP W L 7 5 2 8 5 3 8 2 6 8 1 7

Byes: B.C., Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Toronto Tonight’s game Hamilton at Winnipeg, 8 p.m. Tomorrow’s game Montreal at Calgary, 4 p.m.

LACROSSE 19. Sylvain Chavanel, France, QuickStep, same time. Overall Standings (After 6 of 21 stages) 1. Sylvain Chavanel, France, QuickStep, 22 hours, 41 minutes, 13 seconds. 2. Daniel Moreno, Spain, Team Katusha, 15 seconds behind. 3. Vicenzo Nibali, Italy, Liquigas-Cannondale, :16. 4. Joaquin Rodriguez, Spain, Team Katusha, :23. 5. Jakob Fuglsang, Denmark, Leopard Trek, :25. 6. Fredrik Kessiakoff, Sweden, Astana, :41. 7. Maxime Monfort, Belgium, Leopard Trek, :44. 8. Jurgen Van den Broeck, Belgium, Omega Pharma-Lotto, :49. 9. Sergio Pardilla, Spain, Movistar, same time. 10. Marzio Bruseghin, Italy, Movistar, :52.



At Okotoks, Alta. Wednesday’s result Semifinal Whitby 8 Okotoks 4

CHAMPIONSHIP Coquitlam vs. Whitby (Best-of-3) Tonight’s game Coquitlam vs. Whitby, 10 p.m.



At Annapolis, Md. Tomorrow’s games Semifinals Boston vs. Chesapeake, 12 p.m. Denver vs. Hamilton, 3 p.m.


GP W L T GF GA 25 11 7 7 29 24 25 9 7 9 36 31 26 8 7 11 34 32 24 8 6 10 30 24 26 6 6 14 41 37 24 7 7 10 34 35 25 3 7 15 28 33 26 4 11 11 26 39 27 4 12 11 25 48

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



MLS Columbus Kansas City Houston Philadelphia New York D.C. United Chicago New England Toronto



GP 26 26 26 27 23 26 26 25 25

W 14 12 12 10 10 9 7 5 3

L T GF GA 3 9 37 20 5 9 36 27 7 7 33 27 6 11 39 34 7 6 32 20 12 5 33 41 9 10 32 29 10 10 26 34 13 9 26 42

Pt 40 36 35 34 32 31 24 23 23

Pt 51 45 43 41 36 32 31 25 18

Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie. Wednesday Result Portland 1 Chivas USA 0 Tomorrow’s games Columbus at Seattle, 4 p.m. San Jose at Toronto, 7 p.m. Houston at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Portland at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Dallas at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.


Yesterday’s results Alajeulense (Costa Rica) 0 Los Angeles Galaxy (U.S.) 2 Motogua (Honduras) 0 Morelia (Mexico) 4 FC Dallas (U.S.) 1 Toronto FC (Canada) 0 Pumas UNAM (Mexico) 0 Tauro (Panama) 0 Wednesday’s results Isidro Metapan (El Salvador) 2 Santos Laguna (Mexico) 0 FC Dallas (U.S.) at Toronto FC (Canada), susp., weather Comunicaciones (Guatemala) 2 Herediano (Costa Rica) 0


At South Williamsport, Pa. Yesterday’s results Hamamatsu City, Japan 9 Maracay, Venezuela 6 Huntington Beach, Calif. 2 Clinton County, Pa. 0 Wednesday’s results Mexicali, Mexico 2 Maracay, Venezuela 1 (9 innings) Billings, Mont. 1 Huntington Beach, Calif. 0 (7 innings)

NFL PRE-SEASON Last night’s results Cincinnati 24, Carolina 13 Philadelphia 24, Cleveland 14 Baltimore 34, Washington 31

At EDISON, N.J. Par 71 Paritial first round Harrison Frazar Vijay Singh Jonathan Byrd Charley Hoffman Ryan Palmer Adam Scott J.J. Henry Chad Campbell Ryan Moore Bo Van Pelt Jason Day Bill Haas Nick Watney Kevin Chappell Tim Herron D.J. Trahan John Rollins Kris Blanks Sergio Garcia Kyle Stanley

LPGA-CANADIANWOMEN’SOPEN At MIRABEL, Quebec Par-72 First round (a-amateur): Pernilla Lindberg Ai Miyazato Samantha Richdale Mi Hyun Kim Song-Hee Kim Jenny Shin Angela Stanford Michelle Wie Silvia Cavalleri Na Yeon Choi Adrienne White Maude-Aimee Leblanc Lorie Kane Lisa Meldrum Sara Maude Juneau a-Jisoo Keel Stephanie Sherlock a-Jessica Wallace Kirby Dreher Danielle Mills Jessica Shepley a-Rebecca Lee-Bentham a-Augusta James Isabelle Beisiegel a-Anna Kim Alena Sharp a-Nicole Vandermade

DETROIT TIGERS—Placed 1B Miguel Cabrera on the paternity leave list. Recalled C Omir Santos from to Toledo (IL) and optioned him back to Toledo. MINNESOTA TWINS—Placed LHP Francisco Liriano on the 15-day DL. Recalled LHP Scott Diamond from Rochester (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES—Optioned LHP Aaron Laffey to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Signed 1B Luke Willson.


PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Optioned INF Pedro Ciriaco and RHP Aaron Thompson to Indianapolis (IL). Activated OF Alex Presley and INF Chase d’Arnaud off the 15-day DL.


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Also 33-36—69 34-36—70 36-35—71 37-34—71 37-35—72 35-37—72 36-36—72 34-38—72 36-37—73 35-38—73 37-36—73 36-38—74 36-38—74 39-36—75 39-38—77 38-39—77 38-39—77


At Winston-Salem, N.C. Singles Quarter-finals John Isner (4), United States, def. Marcos Baghdatis (8), Cyprus, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Andy Roddick (1), United States, def. Juan Monaco (7), Argentina, 6-1, 6-4. Doubles Quarter-finals Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram, Israel, def. Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares, Brazil, 7-5, 6-4.


At Grapevine, Texas Singles Quarter-finals Aravane Rezai, France, def. Elena Baltacha, Britain, 6-2, 6-2. Irina-Camelia Begu (8), Romania, def.. Anastasija Sevastova, Latvia, 6-3, 6-4. Doubles Quarter-finals Irina-Camelia Begu, Romania, and Ipek Senoglu (4), Turkey, def. Melanie Oudin, United States, and Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, walkover.


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CAROLINA PANTHERS—Claimed DT Kentwan Balmer off waivers from Seattle. Placed CB Cletis Gordon on injured reserve. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS—Signed TE Anthony Becht. Placed LB Brandon Siler on injured reserve.


WINNIPEG JETS—Named Ryan Bowness manager of hockey operations & team services, Rob Milette athletic therapist and Al Pritchard massage therapist.

ECHL READING ROYALS—Agreed to terms with F Chad Painchaud.


MINNESOTA SWARM—Announced assistant coach Joe Sullivan will become associate general manager along with his coaching duties. Named Bob Keast assistant coach and Jake Elliott director of western scouting.

MOTORSPORT INDYCAR—Fined Will Power $30,000 for making an obscene gesture during the IndyCar race at New Hampshire.

U.S.COLLEGE LSU—Suspended junior WR Russell Shepard indefinitely for violating NCAA rules by discussing an NCAA inquiry with a teammate. MICHIGAN—Announced freshman TE Chris Barnett has left the football team. MORAVIAN—Named Elizabeth Grumbein and Kaitlin Boerman assistant field hockey coaches. NORTH DAKOTA STATE—Suspended assistant wrestling coach Bret Maughan five days after receiving a drunken driving conviction. SAN JOSE STATE—Promoted Marie Tuite to deputy director of athletics and chief operating officer. ST. EDWARD’S—Named Dave Wood pitching coach. VASSAR—Named Margaret White women’s assistant basketball coach.



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