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news Monday, June 4, 2012

Ward 5. City councillor gets the nod as FCM president Longtime Edmonton city councillor Karen Leibovici is the new president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Leibovici was acclaimed president at the organization’s 75th annual conference in Saskatoon on Sunday. With close to 2,000 members, FCM represents the interests of local governments in policy and program matters that fall within federal jurisdiction. Leibovici is in her fourth term as councillor for Edmonton’s Ward 5. Metro Found by police dogs

Coun. Karen Leibovici City of Edmonton

Rededication ceremony

Leduc RCMP charge parolee after crash

Downtown church celebrates one century

Leduc RCMP have charged a parolee recently released from prison for fleeing on foot after he crashed his vehicle into a lamp post and fence on Highway 2 north of Highway 19 on May 30. Police dogs tracked down Nadir Kassam, 53, of Edmonton, who was passed out in a ditch one kilometre away. metro

The First Presbyterian Church, located downtown at 100 Avenue and 105 Street, celebrated its 100th anniversary on Sunday. The 1912 building was declared a provincial historic resource in 1987 and by the city in 2000. A dinner was held Saturday, but a rededication ceremony Sunday was held for the milestone. Metro

Wildrose leader Danielle Smith, seen here in a campaign photo, says her party got caught up in PC procedural play in the first week of the legislature sitting.

Wildrose gets a lesson in who’s the boss metro file

East of Edmonton. 1 dead in fiery tanker-truck crash One man is dead after two tanker trucks collided 20 kilometres east of Sherwood Park Sunday afternoon. According to Strathcona County RCMP Const. Wally Henry, a Gibson’s Energy double tanker truck, initially travelling southbound on Range Road 215, was rearended after turning west onto Highway 16 by another tanker truck. “The driver of the (second) tanker ended up

in the median … and (the vehicle) broke out into flames,” said Henry. Witnesses attempted to help the driver of the second tanker out of his truck, but couldn’t before it was engulfed by flames, said Henry. He was pronounced dead on scene. The first truck was carrying crude oil, while the second was empty. Heather McIntyre/Metro

Accusation. Danielle Quoted Smith issues rebuke after PCs abruptly move “They just wanted to be jerks.” to adjourn session just Danielle Smith before Wildrose MLA butions, Danielle Smith and ably going to be par for the was about to speak her rookie MLAs were given course.” Maurice Tougas

After a week of roasting the government on everything from the “no meet” committee to illegal campaign contri-

a blunt reminder of who’s in charge under the dome at the close of the session Thursday. “They pulled out a bunch of procedural manoeuvres at the end of the week that just left my team feeling pretty disgusted by it all,” Smith said in an interview with Metro. “But that’s prob-

On Thursday, just before Wildrose MLA Ian Donovan was set to give his “maiden speech” (a new MLA’s first opportunity to address the legislature) the PCs abruptly moved to adjourn the session. Angry opposition members forced a full vote on the motion, which took 20

minutes — plenty of time for Donovan to have given his speech, Smith said. Smith said some of her MLAs were told by government members the move was in response to some Wildrose members “getting out of line”. “It’s so silly,” Smith chuckled. “They just wanted to be jerks.” Overall, Smith felt it was a successful but “nerve-wracking” week for the opposition. She feels they got over their “first-day-of-class jitters” and will be better prepared for the new session in the fall.

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Organizers of this year’s gay pride festival in Edmonton are calling the news that Premier Alison Redford will attend a “milestone.” Festival spokesman Terry Harris says that to his knowledge, no Alberta premier has accepted an invitation before. Redford’s official itinerary for next week states the premier will greet the Edmonton Pride Festival on Saturday afternoon in Sir Winston Churchill Square, which is in front of city hall. Harris says the event in the square immediately follows the

annual pride parade. During the provincial election campaign in April, an online video surfaced of Opposition Wildrose Party candidate Allan Hunsperger claiming homosexuals would burn in a lake of fire. Redford said at the time that if Hunsperger was a Progressive Conservative, she would have removed him from her team. The Canadian Press

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Manhunt on after Magnotta apparently spotted in France Body-parts case. French newspaper reports police were able to trace suspect’s itinerary through cellphone activity The suspect in the gruesome killing and dismemberment of a Chinese student in Montreal was spotted in France over the weekend but police aren’t ruling out the possibility he could still be on the move. Montreal police confirmed Sunday that Luka Rocco Magnotta was in the European country as recently as Friday. “The man was seen in France, that’s what French authorities told us,” police spokesman Ian Lafreniere told reporters. Lafreniere cautioned that Magnotta may no longer be in France, and wouldn’t rule out the possibility he had since returned to Canada or headed elsewhere in Europe. “He’s someone who has been known to travel, so we’re not taking any chances and we want to keep an open mind,” Lafreniere said. “We’ve received more than 360 tips — it’s huge, people really want to help.”

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Magnotta, 29, is wanted in the slaying of Jun Lin, 33, who was a student at Montreal’s Concordia University. Lin’s torso was found in a suitcase that had been left out for garbage collection outside Magnotta’s Montreal apartment last week. Other severed body parts, including a hand and a foot, were mailed to the offices of political parties in Ottawa. French media reported Sunday that personal belongings of the porn actor were found in a hotel in suburban Paris. The reports said police discovered pornographic magazines as well as air-sickness bags from the flight he took to Paris from Montreal. Police believe Magnotta fled to France on May 26. the canadian press

A surveillance image provided by Interpol shows a man who authorities believe is Luka Rocco Magnotta at a security checkpoint area. Police are investigating two claimed sightings in France of the Canadian wanted in connection with a gruesome murder in Montreal. interpol/the associated press

Toronto police search for gunman Military. Tories redraw defence spending The investigation into a deadly shooting rampage that set off a mass panic at the Toronto Eaton Centre focused Sunday on the shooter behind the brazen attack, as police and local authorities reassured the public that Toronto remains a safe city. Police confirmed that Saturday’s shooting at one of Canada’s busiest shopping malls — which killed one and injured seven others — was a targeted act. Investigators said the man who was killed, identified as Ahmed Hassan, 24, of Toronto, had known gang ties. At least one of the victims may also have gang connections, police said. “It may be that both of them have gang affiliations ... but we do believe that our deceased in this case may have had some gang affiliation,” said Det. Sgt. Brian Borg. Police sounded confident they know the identity of the gunman, but did not elaborate, saying they did not want to influence first-hand accounts still pouring in a day after the attack. Investigators were reviewing security video in their hunt for the shooter and interviewing witnesses who were

The Harper government is redrafting its extensive, multi-billion shopping list of equipment for the Canadian military in an exercise many observers believe will set more sober expectations in a time of austerity. The revision to the Canada First Defence Strategy is slated to be complete and ready for public consumption by fall,

Dozens of people came out for a vigil that was held Sunday night outside of the Toronto Eaton Centre. Richard Lautens/torstar news service

among the hundreds of people in the downtown shopping mall when the gunfire erupted, causing panicked shoppers to charge toward the exit in a wild pandemonium. Seven people suffered either gunshot wounds or injuries in the stampede. The most seriously injured was a 23-year-old man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his neck and chest. He remained in hospital in critical condition. A 13-year-old boy who was visiting Toronto with his family

suffered a gunshot wound to his head and remained in critical condition Sunday, though police said his injuries were no longer considered life-threatening. “One idiot with a gun on a Saturday afternoon in downtown Toronto does not speak to the state of the city ... please do not gauge the city on what we saw yesterday,” acting deputy police chief Jeff McGuire told a news conference on Sunday. the canadian press

multiple sources have told The Canadian Press. Although Defence Minister Peter MacKay describes the hallmark plan as a “living document,” the reset comes at a time when the government has been hammered politically over the F-35 stealth fighter. Defence sources say there is a baseline expectation that the promises made in the ori-

ginal 2008 document will be mostly kept, but whether the government will be buying in the quantities outlined at the height of the Afghan war is another matter. Insiders believe that a redrafted wish list will take some of the bite out of opposition attacks and restore public confidence rattled by the F-35. the canadian press



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Sexy safe-driving ads crash, burn with women’s advocates ‘Bridget’. Face of Halifax Harbour Bridges’ ad campaign offending feminist organizations Some say she’s a confident, crime-fighting avenger, devoted to protecting drivers in Atlantic Canada’s largest city. Oh, and she does it while looking good in heels. But others say “Bridget” — the fictional face of a sexy, safe-driving ad campaign in Halifax — is an offensive stereotype that succeeds only in insulting men and degrading women. In particular, the campaign has crashed and burned with women’s rights advocates, who argue women have for too long been objectified in advertising and the media. “We were quite surprised

and disappointed with the approach,” said Irene Smith, executive director of the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre, a feminist organization in Halifax. “It just seems to me that it’s offensive to many, many women who’ve experienced any form of sexual violence or harassment or been subjected to sexist jokes and innuendoes.” Halifax Harbour Bridges launched the campaign May 14 to raise awareness of speeding, tailgating and texting while driving on the two bridges that span the city’s harbour. “We wanted to have a campaign that’s a little humorous, tongue-in-cheek, and we also wanted the messages to come from a person and not an organization,” said communications manager Alison MacDonald, adding the commission wanted to get people’s attention with “a strong, female character.” The canadian Press

Creating a stir

• Among her tantalizing Twitter posts is one telling followers, “You know I like it when you go slow.” • Halifax Harbour Bridges is

a commission of the Nova Scotia government, but receives no funding from taxpayers. The $50,000 campaign was funded by bridge tolls, said communications manager Alison MacDonald.

Bridget’s smouldering gaze also adorns the so-called bounce pads above the bridges’ toll baskets. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian press

Bridget, the fictional face of a safe-driving campaign, adorns a billboard in Halifax on Friday. Halifax Harbour Bridges launched the campaign May 14 to raise awareness of speeding, tailgating and texting while driving on the two bridges that span the city’s harbour. The campaign has received mixed reviews. Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press

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‘OK, you got me’: Magnotta caught Narcissism. Montreal police say accused fugitive’s obsession with himself on the Internet led to his downfall in Berlin The international manhunt for Canadian fugitive Luka Rocco Magnotta ended Monday in a Berlin Internet café, where the alleged killer was arrested after being spotted reading news reports about himself. Berlin police said they were called into the small business near the city centre after someone inside recognized Magnotta, who was at a terminal surfing the Internet. A department spokesman said Magnotta initially tried to give officers false names, but then conceded: “OK, you got me.” Magnotta, 29, is facing five charges in Montreal, including first-degree murder, in the

brutal slaying and dismemberment of Jun Lin, a Chinese national who was studying at Concordia University. His capture came less than a week after police issued a warrant for his arrest in connection with Lin’s death — a macabre killing that grabbed international headlines and shocked people around world. Lin’s torso was found stuffed inside a suitcase on a Montreal curb outside Magnotta’s apartment building last Tuesday. Other body parts, including a hand and foot, were mailed separately to the offices of political parties in Ottawa. Montreal police said Magnotta fled Canada for France about a day after Lin’s death, which is believed to have occurred sometime overnight between May 24 and May 25. Magnotta was seen in Paris over the weekend — more than 1,000 kilometres from Berlin — and, after several days of police work from forces on two continents, authorities

Extradition process • Magnotta was taken to

a German prison and is expected to see a judge on Tuesday.

• A spokeswoman for

Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said officials are “working expeditiously” to prepare necessary materials for an extradition request.

finally apprehended him without incident. “He did not resist,” ChiefSupt. Stefan Redlich of Berlin police said in a phone interview. “He was arrested without a fight.” The owner of the café, in Berlin’s working-class Neukoelln district, said Magnotta had come in to read online news reports about himself when one of his employees thought he looked familiar. the canadian press

A ‘ridiculous’ Nun’s book on Eager to own a sentencing sex condemned box in the sky Luka Rocco Magnotta, 29, is seen posing in one of the many pictures of him posted on the Internet. Magnotta, who is suspected of murdering and dismembering a Chinese student in Montreal, was arrested in a Berlin cyber-café on Monday while reading about himself on the web. torstar news service

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City recycling technology could make its way to the U.S. The mayors of Edmonton and Reading, Pa., signed a memorandum of understanding with Greys Paper Recycling Industries Ltd. on Monday to bring the Edmonton-based recycling technology to the U.S. Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel, Reading Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer and Rajan Ahluwalia, CEO of Greys Paper Recycling Industries Ltd., signed the MOU at city hall, the first step in potentially bringing the closed-loop recycling process to convert waste paper and cotton textiles into paper products to Pennsylvania. “You have to start looking at ways to handle waste in a responsible manner,” Spencer said.

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Millet mom gets six years for sons’ deaths The family of Allyson McConnell, seen here in an undated photo. McConnell was sentenced Monday in the deaths of her two young boys. FACEBOOK

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Suspicious package puts Mill Woods school on alert A 33-year-old man was arrested Monday afternoon after police closed a road in front of a Mill Woods elementary school to investigate the appearance of a suspicious package. This comes after police discovered potentially harmful homemade explosive devices at the same school, École Frère Antoine Elementary School, on Saturday. Monday’s incident prompted police to call in a robotic bomb disposal system to inspect a backpack that had been left near a bus stop by the school. Police believe the man arrested Monday afternoon in connection with this incident may also have ties to the weekend scare. METRO

Outrage. Boys’ grandfather calls sentence for Allyson McConnell, who drowned her children in 2010, ‘crazy’ A woman who drowned her two young sons in the bathtub of the family home was sentenced Monday to six years for manslaughter, but will be eligible for parole in less than a year. Allyson McConnell, who is originally from Australia, is getting two-for-one credit for the time she has already

spent in Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, meaning there are 15 months left in her sentence. She will be eligible for parole in 10 months. Justice Michelle Crighton recommended McConnell remain at the mental hospital until doctors believe she is well enough to be transferred to another facility. She pointed out McConnell might never go free because she is still under a mentalhealth warrant and it is up to her treatment team to decide if she is well enough to return to society. The boys’ paternal grandfather was emotional outside the courtroom. He said the sentence was ridiculous and

questioned whether it would stop people from killing children. “This is crazy. I can’t believe it,” he said. Their father and grandmother cried in court, but McConnell sat quietly and showed no emotion. When asked by the judge if she had anything to say, she shook her head and answered simply: “No.” Crighton acknowledged the intense emotion of the case. She pointed to the victim impact statements and how the grandmother talked about how she had one day cleaned her patio doors and realized too late that she was wiping away one of the children’s sticky fingerprints.

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Downtown character, popular volunteer remembered fondly Sharing stories. Family, friends gather to remember Kevin Fox heather mcintyre

Hang out at a local coffee shop. Visit a public library. Write your story. Love a child. Those were among 15 items listed as ways to remember Kevin Fox, a familiar Edmonton face, at a memorial service held Monday. Fox, 60, was last seen in October. His body was recovered from the North Saskatchewan River on May 15. “Seven months is a long time to be sad,” said Patty Milligan, who had a previous relationship with Fox and has a sixyear-old son, Rory, with him. “While parts of Kevin’s death will remain a mystery, I’m glad we are able to grieve with certainty.” The pews at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples were full in remembrance of a brother, father, friend and — of

Life and death • Family members

say medication may have played a role in Fox going missing and, ultimately, his death. Foul play is not suspected.

• Fox’s ashes will be

interred at a cemetery in Bon Accord, where his son lives.

course — Santa. Fox was known downtown and in the inner city, beginning when he was a client at the Bissel Centre. Clean and sober for 12 years prior to his death, Fox became a frequent volunteer — well known for his role as Santa Claus each Christmas. He also wrote a column for a street newspaper and worked at the City Market Downtown — where he met Milligan. “Never underestimate the power of public spaces and places,” she said. “Never underestimate the power of storytelling.”

Friends and family mourned the loss of Kevin Fox on Monday with a funeral at Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples. Heather McIntyre/Metro

Albertans in for a hot, dry summer, experts say Prepare for a heat wave, Alberta. Alberta will be hotter than average this summer, according to The Weather Network’s summer outlook for Canadian provinces, released Monday. Both Calgary and Edmonton will see above normal temperatures for the summer months — an average of 22 degrees Celsius for both cities. The province will see a normal amount of precipitation- 206 mm for Calgary and

246 mm for Edmonton — but with dry spots in the southeast and northwest. A hotter summer and dry spots in the Boreal forest region as well as the grasslands could have mean a possible increase of wildfire danger in the province. “If conditions are warm and dry, those are conditions where wildfires can start and spread really quickly, especially if you have low humidity levels or have high winds,” said Whitney Exton,

wildfire information officer with Alberta Environmental and Sustainable Resource Development. “One time of year that we see a lot more wildfires and unattended campfires are on long weekends, because lots of people are camping and lots of people are in close vicinity of each other. It’s so important for Albertans to extinguish campfires because it could help reduce the threat of a wildfire starting.” Weather is also top-of-

mind for park conservation officers, said Susan Johnson, spokesperson for Tourism, Parks and Recreation. Johnson added that camping numbers also increase during hot summers and cancellations at campgrounds are less likely. Laurie Callsen/Metro

Drier than normal • Warmer than normal

temperatures are forecast for regions near the Alberta/Saskatchewan border. Most areas will see near normal precipitation, but drier than normal conditions are expected in the far southwest in and around the Cypress Hills.

Albertans will be treated to a hotter summer than average, say experts at the Weather Network. But there’s also a chance of an increased risk of wildfires from more campers and dry spots in Alberta’s northwest and southeast. Metro File

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Fans of Justin Bieber who weren’t able to snag tickets to his Edmonton concert are turning to online classifieds to get their chance to see the teen sensation up close and personal — and others are waiting to cash in on Bieber Fever. Ticketmaster sold out of Bieber tickets within minutes,

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Free to go. Man acquitted in decades-old murder A man has been acquitted in the rape and murder of an Edmonton taxi driver 30 years ago. Gerdina Kruidbos was found dead from multiple stab wounds in her taxi near 144 Avenue and 72 Street on Dec. 4, 1981. She was also raped. Robert James Fletcher, 52, was arrested and charged with her death in May 2010, but was acquitted on Monday. Metro Unsolved mystery

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The deaths of two Edmontonians who died in their home on May 31 are still a mystery after the autopsy was deemed inconclusive. The medical examiner could not determine the cause of death of a woman in her 40s and a man in his 50s. Originally it was thought they had died of carbon-monoxide poisoning. Toxicology reports are pending.

Edmonton police are asking for help from the public after a serious assault early on Saturday morning. EPS were called to Jasper Avenue and 107 Street at about 3 a.m. to find a man in his early 20s lying on the ground with serious injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call EPS or Crime Stoppers.



Labour action. Staff at second seniors’ home set to strike Licensed practical nurses, health-care aides and support employees at a second Edmonton seniors’ home are expected to hit the picket line at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday. A strike notice was served on Friday by members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees who work at the Revera Riverbend Retirement Residence, at 103 Rabbit Hill Court. AUPE president Guy Smith

says pay is 14 per cent lower than the industry standard for nurses, while wages for other workers are also too low. Contract negotiations have been underway since January. Workers at the Hardisty Care Centre, citing similar issues — wages and benefits — have been on strike for two weeks. Employer contingency plans are in place. Metro

Condo seekers lured by arena, price Dozens of people swarmed the sales office of the Ultima Tower in downtown Edmonton on Saturday.

Ultima Tower. Builder touts proximity to sports complex and ‘Vancouver-style’ design as major selling points Maurice Tougas

Zero grades a last resort in Calgary schools: Board Teachers are generally discouraged from giving a grade of zero to Calgary students, say officials with the city’s two school boards. The disclosure comes as Edmonton schoolteacher Lynden Dorval appears primed to lose his job of 35 years for refusing to back down from marking goose eggs on the incomplete work submitted by some of his high-school students. Ronna Mosher, a direc-

tor in the office of the Calgary Board of Education’s chief superintendent, said decisions on student assessment are laid out by Calgary school principals — the same practice adhered to in Edmonton — but no CBE school that she is aware of has outlawed zero grades. Instead, she said teachers try to identify struggling students and work to help them find success. However, the Alberta

Teachers’ Association has refrained from advocating on Dorval’s behalf, noting the teacher did in fact disobey a direction from his boss. “Certainly this is an area that requires more research on our part,” Alberta Teachers’ Association president Carol Henderson said, adding it is a teacher’s responsibility to adapt as classroom practices evolve. Jeremy Nolais/Metro in Calgary

It’s not even a hole in the ground yet, but that didn’t stop dozens of would-be downtown condo owners from putting their money down for a chance to buy a space at Edmonton’s newest complex. Westrich Pacific Corp. began sales on Saturday for a 32-storey, 199-condo luxury project, the Ultima Tower, on 103 Street south of 103 Avenue. The response shocked


Westrich partner Ritchie Lam. “Definitely we were surprised,” he said. “We were expecting maybe 30 reservations, and we would have been happy with that. Our goal was to hit 100 by October, and we hit 150 by Sunday.” Potential buyers had to put down a $1,000 deposit as an expression of interest. The Ultima will be within

a couple of minutes’ walk from the site of the new arena. While there is no question the proximity to the arena was a major selling point, Lam feels the “Vancouver-style” design, and the affordable price point, also lured potential buyers. Most condos will sell for $250,000 to $300,000. Construction is scheduled to begin in October, and should be completed by 2015.



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Movies play up mental health stereotypes, Glenn Close says It’s been 25 years since Glenn Close starred in Fatal Attraction, but the film still poses a dilemma for the star, who was in Ottawa on Monday to campaign against mental health stigma. The movie, about a woman who stalks a man to the point of extreme violence, perpetuated stereotypes about mentally ill people, portraying them as violent and scary, she said. That bothers her, now that she has become an activist to fight the very prejudices that her bestknown movie — and many, many others — project. the canadian press


Navy looking into unmanned ship options The Royal Canadian Navy is exploring options for unmanned ships, something Defence Minister Peter MacKay says could appear in the near future. The unmanned surface vehicles, or USVs, are the naval equivalent of unmanned aerial vehicles, the remote-control drones that are fast becoming the weapon choice for the Obama administration in the growing number of recent targeted killings of al-Qaida terrorists. The technology for USVs is in its infancy compared with the aerial drones, but MacKay said they could have a role to play in “near future’’ of the Canadian navy. the canadian press

Environmentalist David Suzuki talks to media Vancouver’s Olympic Village. PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS/METRO IN VANCOUVER

Organizations protest environmental bill with website blackout Bill C-38. Omnibus budget bill will cut environment advisers in government and restrict green advocacy Some 500 organizations are blacking out their websites in a day of protest against government omnibus budget bill C-38 and its clampdown on environmental charities doing advocacy work. “Bill C-38 is reflective of a deeply troubling pattern to silence voices talking about environmental issues,” said Alex Neve, Secretary General for Amnesty International Can-

ada, flanked by representatives from the Sierra Club and Environmental Defence. Replacing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, the bill brings in new rules for environmental charities that advocate for better laws and policies, limiting how much advocacy work those groups can do. The law can also override National Energy Board decisions and will speed up the environmental review process by reducing the number of studies conducted and exclude citizen groups from environmental reviews for pipelines. “Today, hundreds of organizations and individuals are speaking out in support of two core Canadian val-


“Bill C-38 is reflective of a deeply troubling pattern to silence voices talking about environmental issues.” Alex Neve, Secretary General for Amnesty International Canada

ues: the protection of nature and democratic discussion,” said scientist and activist Dr. David Suzuki. “These values are the foundation of the peace, order and good government that define our nation, yet they are threatened by the federal government’s omnibus budget bill, C-38.” Graham Lanktree/metro in ottawa

Pickton. Lawyer deems Death Row. Accomplice murder inquiry a failure says partner in crime deserves to live A lawyer representing families of Robert Pickton’s victims has denounced a public inquiry as a failure, arguing it didn’t hear enough evidence to determine why the serial killer was able to murder with impunity. Cameron Ward, who represents the families of more than two dozen missing and murdered women, says the inquiry neglected to hear from a number of crucial witnesses and allowed the police to decide which evidence and documents to disclose. Because of that, Ward says the families have no confidence commissioner Wally Oppal will get to the bottom of the police



Though the remains or DNA of 33 women were found on his farm, Pickton once told an undercover police officer that he killed 49.

failures that allowed Pickton to murder sex workers for years before he was finally caught. Ward says Oppal ceded to an unfair deadline imposed by the province, rushing through witnesses and skipping others, including numerous police officers involved in the Pickton investigation. the canadian press

A man who was convicted along with Ronald Smith in the murder of two Montana men 30 years ago says his former partner-in-crime saved his life, and deserves to live. Rodney Munro, in an interview with The Canadian Press, has ended decades of silence and is speaking out in defence of Smith, 54, who sits on death row and whose fate is now in the hands of Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer. “Because of what he said in court, I didn’t get the death penalty. And because of that I had a chance of actually getting

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out and trying to make something of myself,” Munro said. Smith requested the death penalty in 1983 after murdering two men. the associated press

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Pope criticizes nun’s book on sexuality Controversy. Author takes an unorthodox approach to masturbation, homosexuality The Vatican on Monday sharply criticized a book on sexuality written by a prominent American nun, saying it contradicted church teaching on issues like masturbation, homosexuality and marriage and that its author had a “defective understanding” of Catholic theology. The Vatican’s orthodoxy office said the book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, by Sister Margaret Farley, a member of the Sisters of Mercy religious order and emeritus professor of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School, posed “grave harm” to the faithful. The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith said that in the 2006 book, Farley either ignored church teaching on core issues of human sexuality or treated it as merely one opinion among many. Farley said she never intend-

Pope Benedict XVI in Bresso, Italy. antonio Calanni/the associated press

ed the book to reflect official Catholic teaching. Rather, she said, she wrote it to explore sexuality via various religious traditions, theological resources and human experience. The Farley critique, signed by the American head of the congregation, Cardinal William Levada, comes amid the Vatican’s recent crackdown on the largest umbrella group of American sisters. The Vatican last month essentially imposed martial law on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, accusing it of undermin-

ing church teaching and imposing certain “radical feminist themes” that were incompatible with Catholicism. The Vatican singled out specific problems in Farley’s book, which it said “affirms positions that are in direct contradiction with Catholic teaching in the field of sexual morality.” Farley, for example, writes that masturbation doesn’t raise any moral problems and can actually help relationships. The Vatican asserted that according to church teaching “masturbation is an intrinsically and gravely disordered action.” Farley wrote that homosexuals and their activities should be respected. Church teaching holds that gays should be respected but that homosexual acts are “intrinsically disordered.” On gay marriage, Farley said legal recognition of gay marriage can help transform the stigmatization of gays. Levada wrote back that approving gay marriage would not only signal approval of “deviant behaviour” but would obscure the value of traditional marriage. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Would-be Danish cartoon avengers arrested Four men who planned a shooting spree at the office of a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the prophet Muhammed were found guilty of terrorism Monday and sentenced each to 12 years in prison. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Murderer to be extradited to U.S. Peru’s Supreme Court has approved Joran van der Sloot’s extradition to stand trial in the U.S., but only after the confessed murderer has served out his 28-year prison sentence in Peru. Van der Sloot, 24, faces charges in connection with the unsolved 2005 disappearance of American teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba exactly five years before he killed Peruvian student Stephany Flores. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tiananmen remembered People take part in a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong’s Victoria Park Monday to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Chinese military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters at the Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Kin Cheung/the associated press


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Workers look for ground victims Nigeria. Officials fear ‘many people’ in residential area may have been killed when airplane crashed Police dogs sniffed for dead bodies Monday in the rubble of buildings destroyed when an airliner crashed into them, killing all 153 aboard, as cranes lifted away heavy pieces of debris in the grisly aftermath of Nigeria’s worst air disaster in nearly two decades. Rescue officials said they fear many more people may have perished on the ground. The airline involved said an investigation had begun into the cause of Sunday’s crash. A Nigeria Red Cross report said 110 bodies had been recovered, with more being dug out from the rubble. A U.S. official said American citizens had been aboard the flight. The pilots reported engine trouble before the plane fell out of the sky on a clear afternoon, smashing into businesses and crowded apartment buildings near Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport. The flight was bound for

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial centre, from Abuja, the capital. Two years ago, the same MD-83 lost engine power due to a bird strike. “The fear is that since it happened in a residential area, there may have been many people killed,” said Yushau Shuaib, a spokesman for Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency. Overnight, officials brought in a large crane from a local construction company to lift the tail of the aircraft and other debris, as well as blow torches to cut through the aircraft wreckage. The debris still smouldered Monday morning. Some emergency workers wore masks to try and protect themselves from the stench of the dead. Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan spent about 20 minutes looking at the wreckage with federal lawmakers and said the crash was a setback to Nigeria’s growing aviation industry. “We will make sure this will not repeat itself in this country,” he said, a pledge that will be hard to keep in a nation with a history of major passenger plane crashes in the last 20 years. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rescue workers gather at the site of a plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria on Monday. A passenger plane carrying more than 150 people crashed in Nigeria’s largest city on Sunday, officials said. Firefighters pulled at least one body from a building that was damaged by the crash, and searched for survivors as several charred corpses could be seen in theT:10” rubble. Sunday Alamba/the associated press

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When Sandra Tamari arrived at Israel’s international airport, she received an unusual request: A security agent pushed a computer screen in front of her, connected to Gmail, and told her to “log in.’’ The agent, suspecting Tamari was involved in proPalestinian activism, wanted to inspect her private email account for incriminating evidence. The 42-year-old American of Palestinian descent refused, and was swiftly expelled from the country. Tamari’s experience is not unique. In a cyber-age twist on Israel’s vaunted history of airport security, the country has begun to force incoming travellers deemed suspicious to open personal email accounts for inspection, visitors say. Targeting mainly Muslims or Arabs, the practice appears to be aimed at rooting out visitors who have histories of pro-Palestinian activism, and in recent weeks, has led to the expulsion of at least three American women. It remains unclear how widespread the practice is. However, asked about Ta-

The deadly weekend shooting rampage at the landmark Eaton Centre was not likely gang related, Toronto police said Monday. Christopher Husbands, 23, of Toronto, turned himself in early Monday and faces one count of first-degree murder and six counts of attempted murder, said Det. Sgt. Brian Borg, the lead investigator in the case. Husbands is known to police and at the time of the shooting, was under house arrest for a previous charge, Borg revealed at a news conference.

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Israel has become increasingly strict following a series of run-ins with international activists in recent years. • Two years ago there was a deadly clash between Israeli naval commandos and a flotilla trying to break Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip. Both sides accused the other of provoking the violence, in which nine Turkish activists were killed.

mari’s claims, the Shin Bet security agency confirmed she had been interrogated and said its agents acted in accordance with the law. Israel has a long history of using ethnic profiling, calling it a necessary evil resulting from its bitter experience with terrorist attacks. Arab travellers, and anyone else seen as a risk, are often subjected to intense questioning and invasive inspections, including strip searches. the associated press

There are indications that Husbands and the 24-year-old man who died in Saturday’s shooting, who police have said was believed to have gang ties, knew each other, Borg added. Regardless, Borg said, “I do not believe that this is a gangmotivated homicide. I believe there’s personal aspects involved.’’ The shooting at the shopping centre also left six people wounded and a pregnant woman needed hospital treatment after she was trampled. Two people remain in hospital. the canadian press

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Man struck by bear in hot tub A man who felt a heavy blow to the back of his head as he was relaxing in an outdoor hot tub in Whistler, B.C., Sunday got a nasty shock when he spun around to find himself face to face with a full-grown black bear. Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair said the 55-year-old Vancouver-area man yelled at the bear and was able to escape into the house.

A report from a Japanese doctor says two northwestern Ontario First Nations are still plagued by the effects of mercury poisoning that first surfaced in the 1960s. Dr. Masazumi Harada, a mercury expert, has visited the Grassy Narrows and White Dog communities several times since a paper mill in Dryden, Ont., stopped dumping mercury into the English-Wabigoon river. the canadian press

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In this courtroom sketch, Christopher Husbands appears in court in Toronto on Monday. Chris Young/the canadian press



A Saskatchewan fisherman looking to reel in a big one got more than he bargained for. The RCMP explosives disposal unit confirmed it was a type of homemade explosive device and was defused at the scene. Police are trying to find out how it got in the reservoir.

Conservation officers have euthanized a black bear that is believed to be the animal that ate human remains south of Kamloops, B.C. Environment Minister Terry Lake says the creature was trapped Friday and was put down over the weekend because bears remember food sources and this one had clearly lost its fear of humans.

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Libyan government retakes Tripoli airport from militia Libya’s government has retaken control of the country’s main airport from disgruntled militiamen who stormed the Tripoli site with heavy machine guns and armoured vehicles on

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BZ newspaper reports the couple was estranged, and the six children were between the ages of one and 13.

police say they can’t give further details because the investigation is ongoing. Local media reports the suspect threw body parts off the roof into an interior courtyard before being apprehended. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Monday, Libya’s interim leader said. In an interview with the Arabic satellite channel Al-Jazeera, the head of the country’s National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, said the airport was attacked and held for several hours because it is “a strategic facility,” vowing it would not fall out of government control again. the associated press

Anders Behring Breivik stands in the courtroom in Oslo in this photo from last month. stian lysberg solum/the associated press

Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik told a Norwegian court on Monday about numerous instances from his childhood and adolescence when he was supposedly slighted by Muslims, seeming to suggest that these incidents played a role in his radicalization. Breivik testified that when he was seven years old his friend’s Turkish father wrecked his bicycle, and at the age of 15 he was slapped by a Pakistani subway driver for riding on the outside of a subway car. The court sat stunned as Breivik, who has admitted to killing 77 people in a bomb and shooting rampage last summer in Norway, read a litany of such grievances from a sheet of paper covered in minuscule handwriting. In 1995 he said one of his close friends had been


Breivik also made reference to several past racist-motivated attacks in Norway, such as the murders of Arve Beheim Karlsen and Benjamin Hermansen, both young Norwegian men with foreign roots. • Hermansen’s murder in January 2001 had a poignant resonance in Norwegian society, triggering massive protests against right-wing violence. Michael Jackson even dedicated his 2001 album Invincible to Hermansen, who was 15 at the time of his death.

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N.J. Nets owner founds new political party Mikhail Prokhorov, a Russian tycoon who also contested the recent presidential election, has founded a political party. Prokhorov tweeted on Monday that the party would focus on the regional elections and help Russia’s professional elite make a foray into politics.

Prokhorov, who owns the New Jersey Nets basketball team, came in third in the March election, with nearly eight per cent of the vote. The 47-year-old has often been accused of being a Kremlin stooge, a claim he has denied. Prokhorov said, however, that he would not be a party member, and that the party would only have 500 members, the smallest membership allowed by the law. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Bus carrying wedding party crashes, 25 dead Pakistani officials say a bus transporting a wedding party plunged into a ditch Pakistani soldiers examine in the country’s north, killthe site where a passenger ing 25 people. bus crashed. The Associated Press The bus was carrying about 100 people back from 906835A09_FCB 5, 2012 a wedding ceremony in Kanight.Mar Pakistan has one of huta, about 70 kilometres the world’s worst records TDCT_P1633_RESL southeast of the capital for deadly traffic accidents. P1633_F_ST of Islamabad, late Sunday THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Flood of Syrian refugees strains region’s stability Costly assistance. Jordan, Lebanon are not well positioned to accept thousands fleeing bloodshed, advocacy group says A Washington-based refugee advocacy group called on the world Monday to help Syrians who have fled their country’s turmoil, saying they are stretching the meagre resources of Jordan and Lebanon. Since the Syrian uprising began in March 2011, Jordan has taken in more than 110,000 refugees, and Lebanon 26,000, according to official figures. In Jordan, many refugees are being hosted in private homes, with Jordanian families providing them food and shelter. Refugees International (RI) warned in a written statement that the Syrian refugee crisis “may threaten the political stability of both Lebanon and Jordan, and the international community must scale up humanitarian and development aid to keep both countries on a firm footing.” With their “economies weak and their politics strained, neither country is well positioned to accept thousands of poor, vulnerable Syrians — and yet they must, and they have,” the group said. RI president Michel Gabaudan said considering the

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Air Canada shareholders OK airline’s executive pay plan Looking low-cost. Company still focusing on discount carrier at annual meeting Air Canada’s top executive says the launch of a new low-cost carrier remains a top priority for the airline, as it grapples to make profound changes to the way it does business. “We need to participate in this segment of the market in one manner or another,” Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu said Monday in a speech to shareholders. He said Air Canada is sensitive to the views of its pilots and wants to make sure that whatever time frame it takes with the low-cost carrier is consistent with the discussions the arbitration process set up by the federal government. The pilots are one of two major labour groups at Air Canada without a collective agreement. The other union is the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which represents repair and ramp crews.

Members of the Air Canada Pilots Association march in protest in front of the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Monday. The pilots have been without a contract for more than a year. Jeff McIntosh/the canadian press

Both disputes will be resolved by a mediator ordered by the federal government, which brought in back-to-work legislation after Air Canada locked out the pilots and the Machinists announced they would go on strike. Sharehold-

ers overwhelmingly approved a new policy on executive compensation while Air Canada pilots held an information picket outside the downtown hotel. The largely symbolic resolution passed with 91.85 per cent approval.

The main opposition came from Air Canada Pilots Association president Paul Strachan. He argued giving doubledigit compensation increases to top executives while extolling austerity to employees is hypocritical. the canadian press

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It is officially wedding season. Both the time of year and my mid-to-late-twenty-something Jessica Napier status mean that my once barren mailbox is now overflowing with invitations, save-the-dates and thank-you cards from betrothed friends and family members. As spring rolls into summer, bridal banter seems to be at the top of the agenda at every social gathering. Everyone I know is attending, participating or initiating a wedding in the coming months. In fact, I am taking my inaugural run at being a bridesmaid this upcoming weekend. Historically, bridesmaids and groomsmen have some interesting origins. Once upon a time, Roman law required that each wedding involve 10 witnesses dressed in similar clothing. The superstitious rationale behind this tradition was that the co-ordinating men and women would confuse any evil spirits present at the wedding and make it difficult to identify the actual bride and Bridesmaid 101 groom. Today, modern bridesmaids’ Wedding-minutia duties are a bit more demanding than posing in matching gowns madness can make a to ward off bad luck. Beyond completely rational simply assisting with wedding person relatively logistics and emotional support, bonkers. A friend you’ve you must also be a personal assistant, stylist, shrink, floral seen shrug off a design technician, corset lacer, pregnancy scare or an eyelash gluer, cake icing consultemail breakup will freak ant and so on. Saying yes to the bridesmaid out over finding the dress is a very big deal. It can correct Pantone shade of be a rewarding honour to stand beside your friend on her big day, lavender or choosing but you shouldn’t make a combetween a serif versus mitment without understanding sans serif invitation font. what you’re getting yourself into. Some friends will get married on weekdays, out of province or internationally; they’ll want multiple ceremonies, elaborate engagement parties, three separate bridal showers and week-long bachelorette getaways. I know what you’re thinking, oh that won’t happen to me; my friends are just so easygoing. But be warned, even your chilled out bestie might have an inner bridezilla lurking inside of her. Wedding-minutia madness can make a completely rational person relatively bonkers. A friend you’ve seen shrug off a pregnancy scare or an email breakup will freak out over finding the correct Pantone shade of lavender or choosing between a serif versus sans serif invitation font. As a bridesmaid, you might be expected to fork over hundreds if not thousands of dollars on plane tickets, hotel rooms, outfits and alterations, gifts, hair, makeup, nails, and other items all in an effort to recreate the bride-to-be’s Pinterest wedding vision board. On the big day, your laborious bridesmaid experience will culminate in 24 hours of stressful jubilation. You’ll smile gracefully at the photographer, in that pre-selected shade of lilac lipstick that you’ll never wear again, because you are truly happy for your friend and because in just a few hours, it’ll all be over. she says...

A visitor arrives wearing a decorated hat at St. James Park prior to the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on Monday in London. Thousands of flagwaving fans gathered to watch British music royalty celebrate Queen Elizabeth II with a Buckingham Palace concert. But the queen’s husband, Prince Philip, missed the concert after being hospitalized with a bladder infection. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Will and Kate are seen during the Buckingham Palace concert. getty images

DJ play that song for me • The concert featured Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Cliff Richard and Sir Tom Jones — along with Dame Shirley Bassey, Stevie Wonder and younger artists JLS, Kylie Minogue and • The monarch’s own musical tastes are a mystery, as it was reported she brought earplugs to a similar concert a decade ago. • According to The Guardian, the only song the queen has ever been known to request is Some Enchanted Evening from the musical South Pacific. getty images

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The cast returns to where it all began Cosmopolis. On the eve of the film’s opening, the talent assemble in Toronto to talk about making a Cronenberg flick RICHARD CROUSE

Last year Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti and homegrown stars Emily Hampshire, Sarah Gadon and Kevin Durand gathered in Toronto to shoot Cosmop-

olis, a dark drama for director David Cronenberg. On Monday the cast reunited with their director for a press conference I hosted at a downtown Toronto hotel in advance of the movie opening in theatres on Friday. The tone of the conference was light, and the camaraderie of the cast obvious. Here are some of the highlights: “I don’t know what I was more excited about,” said Hampshire, “having David bend over me and show Robert how to get a prostate exam, or Rob bending over me and getting one.”


“I don’t know what I was more excited about — having David (Cronenberg) bend over me and show Robert how to get a prostate exam, or Rob bending over me and getting one.” Actress Emily Hampshire on one of her favourite Cosmopolis scenes.

“You don’t have to choose,” quipped Cronenberg. Cronenberg also offered up some tongue-in-cheek advice for filmmakers. “I use a little Apple program called iDirector. A little green light goes on if it is OK, or a red light if you need to do another take. It’s pretty straightforward. You can all use it.” Later the director commented on why he wanted his actors to speak the lines of the script exactly as written. “I don’t want the actors to be screenwriters,” he said, they’re not designed for that.” “There were no rewrites,” Pattinson chimes in. “Normally that is the first thing you think about as an actor. And you are so used to just changing it the whole time, on every single movie, that with this, once you suddenly got to the idea that you are not changing anything, the script is fine, it’s

you that are the problem, at least you knew one thing.” Pattinson has a tour-deforce scene at the end of the film, a 22-page two-hander opposite Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti. The Sideways star took a quick break from shooting Rock of Ages in Miami to appear in Cosmopolis. “Fortunately the other movie wasn’t terribly demanding on me,” Giamatti joked. “It was a musical that I was doing and I didn’t have to sing or dance. I just had to show up and crack jokes.” “I was panicked about it,” he says of his quick turnaround in Toronto. “This thing was intimidating. The length and the language. So I bothered everyone on the other movie to read this thing with me. Fortunately Malin Ackerman made a great Rob Pattinson. “She was fantastic. I was very disappointed when actually I got here and it was Rob.”

Disney’s sci-fi fantasy bomb cost somewhere between a squillion and a bajillion dollars to make and sell. So where did all that loot go? The screenplay by writer/director Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) and co-writers Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon is far too faithful to Burroughs’ ancient babble, while at the same time being deaf to modern interests. Such things as humour, thrills and genuine jeopardy are seriously lacking here. John Carter, a peace-loving space traveller from the Wild West (played by Canada’s Taylor Kitsch), is smothered by CGI and bad dialogue as he journeys from Civil War-era Arizona to Mars, here called Barsoom. On this red planet, the Tharks are at odds with each other and apparently at war with the bloodthirsty Zodangans. And what of the Heliumites? Will peacenik Carter stay and fight? John Carter shares more with a Dr. Seuss cartoon than it does with any self-respecting live-action interstellar adventure. PETER HOWELL

Safe House Director. Daniel Espinosa Stars. Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Robert Patick

••••• Rogue ex-CIA agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington), lectures to rookie sleuth Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) that spies need to “take advantage of people’s desires to believe, to trust.” I know the feeling. With a cast this promising — Brendan Gleeson, Vera Farmiga and Sam Shepard are included — and potential alchemy between the two leads, I was hoping for this chase thriller from director Daniel Espinosa to be more than an homage to the Bourne franchise and to Tony Scott films. Consider me suckered. Safe House starts off well enough, but script problems soon have the film sagging, as the characters played by Washington and Reynolds rarely get to match wits or fists. PETER HOWELL


Scene in brief

Starz says goodbye to Spartacus Starz network says it is ending its highly successful Spartacus saga next season. In an unusual move announced Monday, Starz will conclude this action-adventure series while it’s still a big hit, and after logging only three seasons (or four, counting a “prequel” season). This season the series drew six million viewers, an enormous number for a paid subscription channel. Creator and executive producer Steven S. DeKnight promises a “stunningly epic” final season. That 10-episode cycle, which will kick off next January, is currently filming in New Zealand. The series stars Liam McIntyre as the Thracian-slave-turnedrevolutionary who’s out to topple the Roman Empire. McIntyre took over the role from Andy Whitfield, who starred the first season, then withdrew due to illness. He died of cancer in September 2011. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly found themselves in a bit of a stinky situation with their rented London home, as the sewers on the posh street where they are staying have been backing up, according to the Sun. It forced the famous couple to consider moving to a hotel for a break timed to the Queen’s Jubilee over the weekend. “Since their drains started playing up, the smell in and around their house has become unbearable,” a source says.


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Adele on Awards: First I would like to Spanx... The usually press-shy Adele sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview, during which she admitted that she was a bit worried about her appearance at this year’s Grammy Awards. “I had three or four pairs of Spanx on that night but I loved it,” she said, laugh-






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ing. “I actually had another dress made and I ended up passed out in it. It had a corset and I was like, ‘I can’t wear that,’ so I ended up wearing this instead.” Adele admits, though, that when it came time to perform on the Grammy stage, “I took a couple of pairs off.”

Sadder than The Notebook: Gosling ain’t single Looks like those breakup rumours can be put to rest, as Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes have been going everywhere together. After being spotted in New York last month, the pair were out and about in L.A. Friday running errands before heading to the airport Saturday for a flight to Montreal, according to People magazine. The pair have been dating for nearly a year.

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Back in March, Kate Winslet admitted that she, like the rest of us, becomes physically sick upon hearing the opening chords of Titanic’s theme song My Heart Will Go On. “I just have to sit there, you know, kind of straight-faced with a massive internal eye roll,” she told MTV News, adding that the song made her

“feel like throwing up.” Now, Celine Dion is empathizing with her — although very diplomatically, considering the charttopper essentially let her take a decade-long vacation from the real world and its relentless department store playlists. “My Heart Will Go On gave me the opportunity to be associated with a classic that will live forever. If I just count how many times I’ve sung it, maybe it’ll get me sick,” she said on the Today Show yesterday. “If she feels tired just hearing it, and, like, throwing up, I’m glad she was not the one singing it.” As much as we want to enjoy this, the sad, dejected echo of her signature chest thump is getting in the way.

WELLNESS Tuesday, June 5, 2012


SNOW WHITE GETS SERIOUS In her new film Snow White and The Huntsman, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart plays a dark and violent version of the classic fairy tale heroine. She’s up for a sword fight, knows how to throw a punch and lead an army of men to fight her enemies. But off screen she also had to conquer a long-term personal issue.



Kristen Stewart isn’t scared of blood sucking vampires or monstrous werewolves. She’s not even put off by drinking her own blood. But there is one thing she is scared of ... horses. As a youngster she broke and dislocated her elbow falling off a horse and has been reluctant to get back in the saddle ever since. But much to Stewart’s dismay, her Snow White character in Snow White and the Huntsman is no damsel in distress and spends most of the film on horse back as she escapes the clutches of the Evil Queen. Metro spoke to Sam Dent, Stewart’s horse riding instructor, to find out how she finally overcame her fear of falling. Overcoming fear “I could tell she was nervous from day one. But that’s only

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The number of horses galloping behind Kristen Stewart during one of the fight scenes in Snow White and the Huntsman.

natural for someone scarred by a bad fall to let their nerves get the best of them, but there isn’t much you can actually do to help other than reassure them,” Dent tells Metro. Taking the reins Horse riding is an exercise in itself and you’ll need to be fighting fit if you’re going to give it your all ... and not fall off the horse. As an exercise, the effort required to remain seated in an upright position has both cardio and toning benefits, especially in the gallop. But unlike most sports, you’re not in control. “The horse — a very powerful creature — is,” says Dent. “If they don’t want to do something, you need to be

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physically and mentally strong to handle them.” Lucky for Dent, Stewart was a keen learner “Kristen was fully concentrated on conquering her fears. Her and Rusty, her horse (they got on great, by the way) would start by spending 15 to 20 minutes in the enclosed arena. Once she got comfortable, we would go into canter (a three time gait with the horse placing one leg, then two together and then the remaining leg on the ground) in the open field. It’s funny because when she was on her horse, her nerves didn’t show and she never did anything reckless. She was listening and acting like she was confident, even though she wasn’t.” Being a Bare devil Another challenge for Stewart was learning how to ride bareback — that is, without a saddle. Removing the saddle is a risk, as it requires the rider to


“When Stewart’s horse, Rusty, did something unexpected, she would tell him off and be like ‘dude, you can’t do that to me!’” Sam Dent Stewart’s horse riding instructor

exert a higher level of balance and coordination in order to remain on the horse. The absence of a supporting tree and padding between the rider’s seat bones and the horse’s spine means it’s not exactly the most comfortable riding style. “Bareback riding is very fatiguing as you no longer have the saddle to keep you steady” adds Dent. Thankfully, Stewart was fit enough to cope, thanks to her stunt training with the ‘boys,’

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co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin and co. What did Dent think of her pupil’s overall performance? “Kristen was completely knackered by the end of filming as she had taken up so much extra work physically. The actual riding she did was pretty basic but she’s a good rider.” But what about the Huntsman’s riding skills? We know Chris Hemsworth has the advantage of an action hero past, but did this help him ride a horse? “Chris was a natural. I just needed to bring him back up to speed because even though he’d ridden before, his style was a little too ‘cowboyish.’ I had to straighten him up a bit,” reveals Dent. Want to know a fun fact? Hemsworth’s horse was called Pinocchio. Not what you’d expect a hunter’s horse to be called, but cute.

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High-tech cancer treatment breakthrough Research. Cancer treatments grow more high-tech: ‘Smart bomb’ drugs, immune boosters are seeing some success New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful, until now. At a weekend conference of more than 30,000 cancer specialists, scientists reported on: New “smart” drugs that deliver powerful poisons directly to cancer cells while leaving healthy ones alone. A new tool that helps the immune system attack a broad range of cancer types. Treatments aimed at new genes and cancer pathways, plus better tests to predict which patients will benefit from them. “I see major advances being made in big diseases such as breast and prostate cancers,” said Dr. Richard Pazdur, cancer drug chief at the fed-

eral Food and Drug Administration, which on Wednesday announced a new policy intended to speed breast cancer drugs to the market. The field continues to move toward more precise treatments with fewer side effects and away from oldstyle chemotherapy that was “like dropping a bomb on the body,” he said. In fact, an emerging class of “smart bombs” was one of the most hopeful developments reported at the meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. These are two-punch weapons that combine substances called antibodies, which bond with specific cancer cells, and toxins that are too potent to be given by themselves. A chemical link holds them together until they attach to a tumour cell, releasing the poison inside it and killing the cell. “This is a classic example of the magic bullet concept” first proposed more than 100 years ago but only now possible with advances in technology, said Dr. Louis Weiner, director of Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. “The antibody basically targets this very toxic


“I see major advances being made in big diseases such a as breast and prostate cancers.” Dr. Richard Pazdur

drug right to the cancer cell and places it inside the cancer cell where the drug can do its damage without harming healthy cells nearby,” he said. On Sunday, a large study showed that one such drug — Genentech’s T-DM1 — delayed the time until cancer got worse in women with very advanced breast cancer. The drug also seems to be improving survival, although it will take more time to know for sure. So far, women on the new treatment were living more than a year longer than a comparison group of women who were given two other drugs. Dozens of similar “smart bomb” drugs are in development. On Monday, Pfizer Inc. plans to report on one it is testing for certain types of lymphoma and leukemia. Only one such drug is on the

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market now — Adcetris, sold by Seattle Genetics Inc. for some less common types of lymphoma. The other big news at the conference involved a very different approach: using the immune system to fight cancer. For more than a century, doctors have been trying to harness its power, but tumour cells have cloaking mechanisms that have kept

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the immune system from recognizing them as “enemy” and going on the attack. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. has developed two drugs -— one aimed at cancer cells and the other at key soldier cells of the immune system — to remove one of these invisibility cloaks. Two studies involving nearly 500 people found some tumour shrinkage in

up to one quarter of patients with lung and kidney cancers as well as the deadly skin cancer, melanoma. The treatments had less impact against colon and prostate cancer. These are only early results — not survival comparisons or definitive tests, doctors warn. More testing is needed to even establish safety. the associated press

WELLNESS Tuesday, June 5, 2012

When it comes to being active, kids could use a boost: Report celia milne

Our children got an “F” in active play. That’s the mark Canadian kids received on the 2012 report card issued by Active Healthy Kids Canada. The report found that 63 per cent of children’s free time after school and on weekends is sedentary. “I don’t like the idea of them hanging out on the streets or going to the park unsupervised,” says Genevieve Lopes, 34, a single mom in Toronto who lives in a basement apartment with her daughters Ashley, 13, and Larissa, 9. “If you don’t keep them busy, kids just sit and text.” Lopes, who is currently on disability from a full-time bank job, feels lucky to have found St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club, where the girls swim, skateboard and rock climb after school.

But millions of Canadian parents are challenged to meet the guideline of keeping kids active for an hour a day. Only seven per cent of children are meeting that goal. What can parents do to boost their children’s physical activity levels? “Chill out and get out,” says Dr. Mark Tremblay, chief scientific officer of Active Healthy Kids Canada in Ottawa. He suggests that parents model an active lifestyle by “playing” outside. Another suggestion is to limit screen time (including texting) to no more than two hours a day. Some kids are currently plugged in for a whopping eight hours a day. “Resist buying a new video game, TV, or computer and instead dedicate that money to active play equipment such as a hockey net, a basketball net, a new bike, a skipping rope, driveway chalk, or a ball,” says Tremblay.

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20 Tuesday, June 5, 2012

On their own: Investing is key for today’s youth as they won’t enjoy the same safety net as their parents. istock images

Wanted: Youth to win $1,000 scholarships Financial literacy. A mutual fund company is offering young adults the chance to learn about investing, and fattening their wallets Your money

Alison Griffiths Twitter: @alisononmoney

There’s no lack of summer activities for teens and young adults but here’s a summer project I’d like to add to their list. And it comes with a carrot attached — ten $1,000 scholarships. That’s worth giving up a bit of gaming, TV or chat time to enter. The annual scholarships are provided by Brandes Investment Partners, a mutual fund company, ( for those 16-22 years old – entry deadline is July 20. The warm-up is a financial personality quiz called The Money Factor. Though I’m a tad past the age of 22 I took it and discovered I’m on the boring side financially. The quiz takes about five

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“Teaching our youth about investing is as important as lessons on debt and credit.” minutes and I scored higher as a Saver than a Spender, I’m slightly more of a Risk Avoider than a Risk Taker and my financial interest ranks on the high side, a good thing considering my job. The quiz is fun and quite interesting with youthfriendly questions about coin tosses and what to do with found money. At the end you’re encouraged to apply for one of the ten scholarships. But it’s not just easy money because applicants have to submit a 250-word essay about their money personality and three things learned from the quiz. What I particularly like about the Brandes initiative is that it tilts toward investing. The focus on money education these days tends to be about debt, credit, saving and spending — important arrows in everyone’s financial quiver. But I believe knowledge about investing is the real

Who’s thinking ahead? • 43%. Percentage of

Canadians 18 to 34 that have an RRSP.

• 16%. Percentage of

Canadians 18 to 34 that contributed the maximum to their RRSP in 2012, down from 33% in 2011.

key to financial freedom and independence, especially for today’s youth who won’t enjoy the same safety net of past generations. As well, employees are increasingly being handed the reins to their workplace pension programs and being asked to make decisions without having a clue about what they are doing. Most employees don’t know anything about the investments in these plans, never mind fees charged and risk levels. When our youth becomes investment savvy those of us who are little older will have one less worry on our plate. Alison Griffiths is the author of count on yourself: take charge of your money. Reach her at or at

YOUR MONEY Tuesday, June 5, 2012


House hunting

Will death kill a home’s price? Fun and frugal

Leslie Scorgie Twitter: @Lesleyscorgie

A few weeks ago I shifted my home buying criteria away from the over-heated inner-city detached house market to Plan B; an innercity condo with high rental income potential for the future. I plan to live in the property for a year until I find a more affordable detached home for my primary residence, at which point I’d rent the condo out as an investment property. Using my new criteria, on Friday afternoon, I found ‘the one’. I walked into the home and was captivated by its character, charm, views, and layout. Better yet, the price is discounted to the market and the location couldn’t be better. Feeling good vibes, I sat down with my realtor

Sunday afternoon to make an offer.... until we were interrupted by a phone call from the seller’s realtor who disclosed that there had been a death by suicide on the property only a few months prior. This explained the discounted price, request for quick possession and the long length of time on the market. I was stunned and saddened to hear of this terrible tragedy; so shocked, in fact, that my emotions took over and rather than being my usual frugal self I couldn’t go through with making the offer that same day. I sought advice from close friends and family members to see what they would do if they were in my shoes. Their opinions are split 50/50. The first group said to steer clear of the property because the local rumour mill would never forget the incident; thus resale ability and rental income potential could be jeopardized. The other group suggested I put my feelings/ superstitions aside and

A buyer’s dilemma

“Is a death by suicide a material fact that affects the value or desirability of a property? I believe it is. But I also believe that for some buyers it matters a lot whereas for others, they don’t care.”

scoop up the deeply discounted property. Real estate disclosure laws require sellers to disclose any fact that could be material to a buyer’s decision to buy the property. Facts about the property are considered material if their disclosure would affect the value or desirability of the property. Is a death by suicide a material fact that affects the value or desirability of a property? I believe it is. But I also believe that for some buyers it matters a lot whereas for others, they don’t care. The lesson in all this is that there are material considerations that go beyond a simple home inspection of any property. Foreclosure and death, for instance, are not structural issues. But they can significantly lower the price of a property. From a buyer’s perspective, this represents an opportunity to save thousands. But, selling it down the road could be a challenge. By questioning realtors and doing independent research, buyers can determine if there are expensive disclosure issues. I’m not certain my love of this particular home, nor the tens of thousands of dollars in savings, outweighs my sad feelings towards the tragic incident. I might have to walk away from the deal.

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FOOD Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Single-item menu does it right with killer calzone lunch rush

Christopher Thrall

If you are going to offer one item on your menu, you’d better do it well. Battista makes a killer calzone. I opted for the best-selling Classico ($9.50) with a can of Limonata ($2), and agreed to a Nutella calzone ($8.50) for dessert. My massive folded-pizza sandwich held molten mozzarella, layered capocollo, salami, chunks of purple onion and lush tomato sauce. Served fresh and piping hot, the doughy wrap parted tenderly at every bite and produced long strands of cheese. I sipped at my tart, carbonated drink and sighed with delight. Dangerously full, I sampled dessert. Thick, juicy slices of strawberry were dripping with liquid chocolate-hazelnut spread inside a cinnamon-dusted wrap. Specialty stores live or die on the popularity of their

Classico calzone. christopher thrall

Easy Puttanesca Sauce. Try this classic Italian sauce over any pasta

Peach Chicken Sauté. This easy one-skillet meal is ready in minutes

dish. Cheap, delicious sandwiches made with the freshest ingredients won’t go out of style any time soon, and with the Calzonemobile coming soon to a festival near you, you’ll find out why. Visiting the restaurant

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• 15 ml (1 tbsp) vegetable oil • 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced • 1 clove minced garlic • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 1 can (398 ml/14 oz) cling peach slices •50 ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup • 250 ml (1 cup) snow peas • 1 small red or green pepper, thinly sliced

1. In a large skillet, heat vege-

table oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and

Top peppered beef steaks with caramelized onions and fruit salsa for a sensational grilling choice this spring and summer. The salsa makes good use of fruits and vegetables that are readily available in spring. Frozen diced mango works just as well as fresh.

1. Caramelized onions: Dice

• 8 oz sliced bacon or pancetta, cut into small pieces • 4 cloves garlic, minced • 2 anchovy fillets, minced • 1 large onion, diced • 1 red bell pepper, chopped • 1 green bell pepper, chopped • 1/2 tsp each dried oregano, basil and thyme leaves • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes • 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped • 1 tbsp chopped capers • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese • Salt and ground black pepper

enough red onion to measure 50 ml (1/4 cup); set aside, reserving for salsa. Cut remaining onions in half and brush with olive oil. Place on grill over medium heat, turning occasionally, for 20 minutes or until tender. Transfer onions to a medium bowl. With kitchen shears, cut into large chunks; stir in brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside.


In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, sauté the bacon, garlic, anchovies, onion, red and green peppers, oregano, basil, thyme and red pepper flakes for about 10 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and the onion is tender.

2. Add the tomatoes, olives


and capers; bring to a simmer. Let simmer for about ten minutes for flavours to meld. Stir in the Parmesan and balsamic vinegar, then season with salt and pepper to taste. The Associated Press/Adapted by Emily Richards, a professional economist, cookbook author and TV celebrity chef. For more, visit


Meanwhile, drain juice or light syrup from peaches into a measuring cup. Add to skillet along with maple syrup and stir, scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add peach slices, snow peas and red pepper. Cover pan with lid and cook for about 5 minutes, until chicken is cooked through. The Canadian Press/ California Cling Peach Board

Give your grilled steak some pizzazz with this fruity salsa Peppered Beef Steaks


cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add chicken breasts and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until browned.

Fruit salsa: In a medium bowl, combine reserved diced red onion, tomatoes, mango, cucumber, cilantro, lime peel, juice and pulp; season with salt and pepper and refrigerate. (Salsa may be made several hours in advance.) This recipe makes four servings. the canadian press

3. Season medallions with salt and cracked black pep-

Ingredients • 2 red onions • 15 ml (1 tbsp) each olive oil, packed brown sugar and balsamic vinegar • 125 ml (1/2 cup) grape tomatoes, halved, or 2 plum tomatoes, diced • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced • 75 ml (1/3 cup) diced English cucumber • 30 ml (2 tbsp) chopped fresh cilantro • 1/2 lime (grated peel, juice and pulp) • 4 rib-eye grilling medallions or tenderloin grilling steaks, 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick • Salt and cracked (very coarsely ground) black pepper, to taste

per (5 ml/1 tsp pepper for a medium-spiced steak). Place on a greased grill over medium-high heat; cook, turning once, for 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium-rare doneness.

4. Serve with fruit salsa and warm caramelized onions. The canadian press/ Canada Beef Inc.

RELATIONSHIPS Tuesday, June 5, 2012


What’s a poor boy to do? Chivalry. Dating when you’re cash strapped Sara Dimerman

Communication is key • Money issues often

create heated debates, especially amongst couples. So, beware of the consequences when broaching the topic.

• However, if you truly

You would think that in today’s liberated world, men wouldn’t be expected to pay for every dinner or coffee date. Despite evolution amongst the sexes, my bet is that if you were to take a poll, most women would say that they expect to be treated — on the first few dates, for sure. They’d probably say that if their date suggested splitting the bill, that he was either cheap or not into her. Gone are the days that women stayed at home to raise kids and men were the breadwinners. Today most women, young and older, work as many hours as men and some even earn more than the opposite sex. So, why then do women expect to be treated? Perhaps this is our last ditch attempt to hold onto a thread of chivalry. Most women (especially those younger) aren’t offended if their dates don’t walk on the side closest to the street or open her car door first. In fact, many prefer to be equal partners. But often not in the finance department. So, what’s a poor boy to do? What if he’s working in a retail department store for minimum wage, paying rent and car insurance and barely has enough money left for groceries? What if he’s widowed, living on a fixed income and

are cash strapped, why turn away from a good thing just because you can’t afford to wine and dine her. Communicate openly and you may be surprised by the outcome.

• And remember, a roman-

tic, creative date doesn’t have to be expensive. A home cooked candle lit meal can be even more enticing than dining at the most posh establishment.

careful about what he spends? Does this mean that he’s destined to sit at home with only the television as a companion? What if he’s a really good catch in so many other ways? Doesn’t he deserve a chance at love too? Sure he does, but sorry to say men, fair or no fair, chances are that you’re going to have to go through your piggy bank for some loonies and toonies — even if it’s just to meet a prospective mate over coffee. Because no matter how liberated women are, men are still expected to take the lead when it comes to handing over the loot on a first, and maybe even second or third date.

Here are some tips (not the money kind), for both gents and ladies: FOR THE GENTS: Speak up If you’re legitimately cash strapped, then speak up. Timing is key though. I’d suggest not sharing your financial position prior to the first date, because no matter how kind and caring she is, this may be a turn off. She might even suggest you find a better job, or a job period. Wait until the end of your first, or if you can afford it — second date,

Even though this may be all the money he has, he could still be a good guy. istock

the truth. Share that you are in between jobs, living on a fixed income, having to pay child support or whatever the truth is, and

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A reader of my column recently complained that I did not understand the correct etiquette for table napkins and explained in her very rude email how she felt I was absolutely wrong. But before I continue, I do wish to make one point perfectly clear: I do fact check my material for both accuracy and logic before I submit it to my editors at Metro. The reader specifically complained how I am wrong to say “In the event that you must leave the table, do not ever leave your dinner napkin on the table, leave it on your chair.” The reader instead in-

ask how she feels about occasionally (or always) going dutch on your dates. Let her know that you not dining and dazzling her with expensive dates has nothing to do with how you’re feeling towards her, but rather related to your financial position. FOR THE LADIES: Listen with concern If he has the courage to tell you the truth, acknowledge what he’s saying and share how you feel. If you are used to being dined and dazzled, let him know this and share whether you are interested in continuing seeing him under the circumstances. If he’s a really great guy, despite being cash strapped, consider whether his financial position is all important. Is financial success and independence high on your priority list? Are you willing to pay your own way in order to continue seeing him? Do you make more than enough to support both of you? Would you like to suggest occasionally paying for him too?

back on the dating scene, many women your age who have been part of more traditional relationships, may be uncomfortable with paying their own way. T hey may even see you as being ungentlemanly. Recognize that your proposal may be different to what she is used to. Try to communicate and compromise further if you fear losing her. If she’s backing off for other reasons, then perhaps she’s not the right mate for you. FOR THE LADIES: If you suspect he’s not telling the truth If he talks about buying a new car and going with his pals to Vegas in the same breath as sharing being on a fixed income, you may be less sensitive to his plight. Call him on it. Perhaps you are concerned about where he places his priorities.

FOR THE GENTS: What to do if she backs off If you’re an older gentleman

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sisted a dinner napkin is always left on the table to the left of the forks, unfolded, while you temporarily excuse yourself from the table. Interestingly enough, Emily Post, Etiquette, 17th edition, page 386 says “Put your napkin to the left side of your plate when the meal ends or whenever you excuse yourself from the table.” And Amy Vanderbilt Complete book of Etiquette, 1952, page 252 says “If for any reason, you must leave the table during the meal, place the used napkin casually, not refolded, to the left of your fork” However there is another side to this coin. Pamela Eyring, President of The Protocol School of Washington says the napkin is always left “Unfolded on

your chair. When it is left unfolded on the table this is the ‘silent service signal’ that you are not returning.” In addition, Mr. Louis Dussault, who has been the chief of protocol for both the City of Montreal and the Province of Quebec, says “The napkin is put on the chair and (optional) the guest pushes the chair under the table.” At my Butler School in Toronto we teach in table manners class that the napkin is always left on the chair, not the table, until the end of the meal. So where does this leave us? Remember in etiquette, sometimes there is no right or wrong answer but a variance in customs and cultures, and more importantly etiquette teaches us how to best interact and accept others’ differences.



SPORTS Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mixed Martial Arts

Canadian subs in for Alves at UFC 149 Light-heavyweight Thiago Silva and welterweight Thiago Alves are off the UFC 149 card July 21 in Calgary due to injury. Silva was due to meet former 205-pound champion Mauricio (Shogun) Rua while Alves was slated to face Siyar Bahadurzada, who was an injury replacement for Yoshihiro Akiyama. Chris Clements of London, Ont., will step in for Alves at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Clements (114) won a split decision in his UFC debut at UFC 145 over Keith Wisniewski.




Tebow invited to Sanchez’s camp: Source A person with knowledge of the invitation says Tim Tebow has been invited to Mark Sanchez’s “Jets West” passing camp this summer and is expected to attend. Sanchez has held the camp in California each of the last two years. Four Jets quarterbacks attended in 2011, and Sanchez extended Tebow an invitation for this year’s workouts. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Peyton Manning has seemingly been through every pressure situation imaginable during 13 stellar NFL seasons. But since joining the Broncos, the four-time MVP quarterback is facing previously unseen levels of scrutiny in Denver. Scan the code for the story.

Kings continue their sprint towards cup Anze Kopitar scores on New Jersey’s Martin Brodeur on Monday night in Los Angeles.

NHL. Quick leads Los Angeles to shutout over Devils to take 3-0 series lead in final The Los Angeles Kings are on the verge of greatness. It’s only going to take one more win for them to be crowned Stanley Cup champions for the first time. On a night when Wayne Gretzky dropped the puck on a ceremonial faceoff, the Kings moved one step closer to joining The Great One’s 1988 Edmonton Oilers as the most dominant NHL champions in history. Jonathan Quick continued his otherworldly play Monday by stopping all 22 shots he

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faced as Los Angeles drove a dagger through the hearts of the New Jersey Devils with a 4-0 victory. The Kings hold a 3-0 series lead for a fourth time this post-season. “If we win one more game, I hope the San Andreas fault can take it,” Kings forward Dustin Penner said. It appears as though the Devils share something in com-

MLB. Astros take Puerto Rican Correa No. 1 in draft The Houston Astros selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Monday night, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found their shortstop of the future. He bested catcher Ramon Castro, who went No. 17 to Houston in 1994, as the highest-drafted Puerto Rican player. “This means a lot,” said

By the numbers


It was the first time Houston had the top pick in the draft since 1992, when the Astros selected Phil Nevin — passing on a young shortstop named Derek Jeter, who went five spots later to the Yankees.

Correa, in attendance at the draft site at MLB Network studios in Secaucus, N.J. “We’ve got a lot of good players there.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


mon with each of the Kings previous three opponents — they have no answer for Quick, who looks like a slam dunk selection to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. The goaltender was particularly sharp in the first period, when the score was still 0-0 and the Devils enjoyed a 5-on-3 advantage for 59 seconds. He got his pad on a dangerous chance from Ilya Kovalchuk to keep New Jersey from getting its first real burst of momentum in the series. “You’ve got to find a way to score goals,” Devils forward David Clarkson said. “We’ve been putting the puck on the net. Like I said we’ve been working hard ... and we’re going to continue to push. We’re not done yet.” Alec Martinez ended up MLB

Mets’ Santana given time to rest after no-hitter Johan Santana will get two extra days of rest after his no-hitter. The New York Mets say Santana’s next start will come Friday night at Yankee Stadium in the opener of the Subway Series. Santana threw a careerhigh 134 pitches Friday night against St. Louis in the first no-hitter in team history. Santana missed last season while rehabilitating his surgically repaired left shoulder. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

opening the scoring at 5:40 of the second period immediately after Quick denied David Clarkson on a dangerous opportunity. Teammate Dwight King got four whacks at a puck that was lodged under Martin Brodeur’s pads before Martinez knocked it into the net. Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter and Justin Williams went on to beat Brodeur as Los Angeles showed the form of a champion. After finishing as the eighth seed in the Western Conference, the Kings have clinically picked apart Vancouver, St. Louis, Phoenix and now the Devils, compiling a 15-2 record along the way. The only other team to show such dominance under the NHL’s current playoff format is the 1988 Oilers, who went 16-2.


League plans for replacement refs The NFL will start hiring and training possible replacement officials with a deal not yet completed with the NFL Referees Association. Talks between the league and the officials broke down after two mediation sessions that followed nine bargaining negotiations since October. A session was held Sunday under the auspices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and the NFLRA said the league “terminated negotiations” on Monday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


NHL. Pens shore up crease with addition of Vokoun The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals then signed the veteran goaltender to a two-year deal. Vokoun, whose negotiating rights were traded for a seventh-round pick in the upcoming NHL draft, will make $4 million US with Pittsburgh. The 35-year-old goalie, who waived a no-movement clause in order for the trade to happen, was set to become an unrestricted free agent July 1. The move gives Pittsburgh an established backup to starter Marc-Andre Fleury,

Tomas Vokoun with the Capitals last season. GETTY IMAGES FILE

who tied his career high by appearing in 67 games last season. THE CANADIAN PRESS

SPORTS Tuesday, June 5, 2012


NBA. Thunder now one win away from NBA Finals Kevin Durant scored 27 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder are on the brink of the NBA Finals, beating the San Antonio Spurs 108-103 in Game 5 on Monday night and moving within a victory of a series knockout. Russell Westbrook added 23 and the Thunder took a 3-2 lead in a wildly entertaining Western Conference final. Looking invincible while carrying a 20-win streak a week ago, the Spurs have lost three straight and are on the verge of a stunning collapse. Manu Ginobili scored 34 in a smashing return to the starting lineup, but missed the potenSoccer

Kevin Durant gestures Monday in San Antonio. getty images

tial game-tying shot in the final seconds. Game 6 is Wednesday night in Oklahoma City. the associated press


Matches set at U20 Women’s WC

Heat hope Bosh is back for Game 5

Canada has been drawn into a group with North Korea, Norway and Argentina for the Under-20 Women’s World Cup. Canada will open the tournament on Aug. 20 against Argentina. Japan is hosting the event.

Chris Bosh’s status was upgraded to “day-to-day” by Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Monday, raising the possibility that Bosh may play Tuesday when the Heat host the Boston Celtics in Game 5 of the East title series knotted at two games apiece. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

the associated press

Six-time French Open champ Nadal in dominant form Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Juan Monaco on Monday at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Nadal is putting together one of the most dominant runs ever at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament — or any major tournament, for that matter — so far, losing a total of 19 games through four matches, including Monday’s 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 victory over 13th-seeded Monaco of Argentina. Michel Spingler/the associated press

Yakupov visits Oilers with hopes of being top pick NHL. Top prospect meets with Oilers owner, tours Rexall Place, meets media and goes on radio in Edmonton on Monday Nail Yakupov posed with replicas of the Stanley Cup for photographers Monday. But whether or not he chases the real Cup with the Edmonton Oilers won’t be known until the NHL draft later this month. The Oilers hold the first pick for the third straight year, and there’s every chance the 18-year-old Sarnia Sting winger could wind up joining 2010 top pick Taylor Hall and 2011 selection Ryan NugentHopkins in Edmonton. “I want to be first, but I can’t say anything for now,” Yakupov said when asked about the possibility of being drafted by the Oilers. “I don’t know who is going to be first in the draft, so we’ll see what happens. “For now, for me, it’s a good organization, to meet the guys. It’s a great hockey club, I

Prized player • Yakupov had 31 goals

and 38 assists with the Sting in a 2011-12 season limited to 42 games by injuries after being named OHL rookie of the year for 2010-11 based on a 101-point campaign.

• He was interviewed by

18 teams at the combine, but it’s the Oilers who get the first crack at him.

think. It’s also amazing inside the (dressing) room. It would be nice to play here I think.” Yakupov’s whirlwind tour ahead of the June 22 draft in Pittsburgh began at last week’s NHL scouting combine in Toronto and took him to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup final Saturday in Newark, N.J. “Great guys, I think,” Yakupov said when asked why he thought the Oilers would be a good fit for him. The dynamic Yakupov, an ethnic Tatar from the Russian region of Tatarstan, has faced just about every question imaginable during the past week

Nail Yakupov prepares to do a bench press Friday at the 2012 NHL Combine in Mississauga, Ont. frank gunn/the canadian press

or so as teams have poked and prodded him looking for insights. Edmonton fans are debating if and how Yakupov will fit in the mix with a young group of forwards that include Hall, Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle. Also, is Yakupov clearly the best player available ahead of centres Mikhael Grigorenko of the Quebec Remparts and Sarnia linemate Alex Galchenyuk? Then, there’s defencemen Ryan Murray of the

Everett Silvertips and Griffin Reinhart of the Edmonton Oil Kings. Most often a right-winger, Yakupov was asked if he can play left wing, which would give the Oilers a one-two punch with Hall on the left side rather than competing with Eberle and Ales Hemsky for ice time on the right side. “I can be a goalie, too,” Yakupov quipped. “I think I could be left and centre and defence.” the canadian press


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WEST DIVISION Texas Los Angeles Seattle Oakland


Last night’s results Minnesota 10 Kansas City 7 Seattle at L.A. Angels Texas at Oakland Sunday’s results Toronto 5 Boston 1 Chicago White Sox 4 Seattle 2 Kansas City 2 Oakland 0 Minnesota 6 Cleveland 3 N.Y. Yankees 5 Detroit 1 Tampa Bay 8 Baltimore 4 Texas 7 L.A. Angels 3 Tonight’s games — All Times Eastern Cleveland (Jimenez 5-4) at Detroit (Smyly 2-1), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 6-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Hammel 6-2) at Boston (Lester 3-4), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 1-5) at Kansas City (Chen 4-5), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (R.Romero 6-1) at Chicago White Sox (Humber 2-2), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 3-4) at L.A. Angels (Richards 0-0), 10:05 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 4-4) at Oakland (Blackley 0-0), 10:05 p.m.




(Los Angeles leads series 3-0) Last night’s result Los Angeles 4 New Jersey 0 Saturday’s result Los Angeles 2 New Jersey 1 (OT) Tomorrow’s game — All Times Eastern New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Saturday’s game x-Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. Monday, June 11 x-New Jersey at Los Angeles, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 x-Los Angeles at New Jersey, 8 p.m. x — played only if necessary.

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Yesterday’s results L.A. Dodgers 4 Philadelphia 3 San Francisco 3 Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 5 N.Y. Mets 4 Colorado at Arizona Sunday’s results Arizona 6 San Diego 0 Atlanta 3 Washington 2 Colorado 3 L.A. Dodgers 2 Houston 5 Cincinnati 3 Miami 5 Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Mets 6 St. Louis 1 Pittsburgh 6 Milwaukee 5 San Francisco 2 Chicago Cubs 0 Tonight’s games All Times Eastern L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 2-4) at Philadelphia (Cl.Lee 0-2), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Young 0-0) at Washington (Zimmermann 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 3-2) at Miami (A.Sanchez 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 4-2) at Cincinnati (Bailey 4-3), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 3-3) at Houston (Harrell 4-4), 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 0-3) at Milwaukee (Gallardo 4-4), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Guthrie 3-3) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 4-5), 9:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 2-6) at San Diego (Bass 2-5), 10:05 p.m.


NORFOLK VS. TORONTO (Norfolk leads series 2-0) Saturday’s result Norfolk 4 Toronto 2 Friday’s result Norfolk 3 Toronto 1 Thursday’s game — All Times Eastern Norfolk at Toronto, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 9 Norfolk at Toronto, 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10 x-Norfolk at Toronto, 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 13 x-Toronto at Norfolk, 7:15 p.m. Friday, June 15 x-Toronto at Norfolk, 7:30 p.m. x — played only if necessary.

KINGS 4, DEVILS 0 First Period — No Scoring. Penalties — Richards LA (elbowing) 14:35, J.Carter LA (double high-sticking) 15:36, Zidlicky NJ (tripping) 16:57. Second Period 1. Los Angeles, Martinez 1 (King, Lewis) 5:40 2. Los Angeles, Kopitar 8 (Brown, Williams) 15:07 Penalties — Kopitar LA (holding) 6:16, Penner LA (goaltender interference) 9:41, Gagne LA (slashing) 18:30. Third Period 3. Los Angeles, J.Carter 6 (Richards, Mitchell) 4:15 (pp) 4. Los Angeles, Williams 3 (Doughty, Kopitar) 6:47 (pp) Penalties — Fayne NJ (cross-checking) 3:29, Zidlicky NJ (high-sticking) 5:30. Shots on goal by New Jersey Los Angeles

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Goal — New Jersey: Brodeur (L,12-8); Los Angeles: Quick (W,15-2). Power plays (goalschances) — New Jersey: 0-6; Los Angeles: 2-2. Referees — Dan O’Halloran, Brad Watson. Linesmen — Derek Amell, Jonny Murray. Attendance — 18,764 (18,118) at Los Angeles.

SCORING LEADERS Kopitar, LA Kovalchuk, NJ Giroux, Pha D.Brown, LA Kopitar, LA B.Richards, NYR Parise, NJ J.Williams, LA Briere, Pha Doughty, LA Zajac, NJ M.Richards, LA Doughty, LA Girardi, NYR J.Williams, LA J.Carter, LA Gaborik, NYR M.Richards, LA Clarkson, NJ Henrique, NJ Penner, LA Salvador, NJ Callahan, NYR J.Carter, LA McDonald, StL Vermette, Phx Anisimov, NYR Del Zotto, NYR Voracek, Pha J.Staal, Pgh Doan, Phx Ovechkin, Wash B.Schenn, Pha Zubrus, NJ Stepan, NYR


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At Paris Yesterday’s results


Singles — Fourth Round Rafael Nadal (2), Spain, def. Juan Monaco (13), Argentina, 6-2, 6-0, 6-0. Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Richard Gasquet (17), France, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5), France, def. Stanislas Wawrinka (18), Switzerland, 6-4, 7-6 (6), 3-6, 3-6, 6-4. David Ferrer (6), Spain, def. Marcel Granollers (20), Spain, 6-3, 6-2, 6-0. Juan Martin del Potro (9), Argentina, def. Tomas Berdych (7), Czech Republic, 7-6 (6), 16, 6-3, 7-5. Nicolas Almagro (12), Spain, def. Janko Tipsarevic (8), Serbia, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4. Doubles —Quarter-finals Max Mirnyi, Belarus, and Daniel Nestor (1), Toronto, def. Matthew Ebden, Australia, and Ryan Harrison, U.S., 6-4, 6-4. Daniele Bracciali and Potito Starace (14), Italy, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo, Brazil, 6-2, 6-4.

Singles — Fourth Round Maria Sharapova (2), Russia, def. Klara Zakopalova, Czech Republic, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-2. Petra Kvitova (4), Czech Republic, def. Varvara Lepchenko, U.S., 6-2, 6-1. Yaroslava Shvedova, Kazakhstan, def. Li Na (7), China, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0. Kaia Kanepi (23), Estonia, def. Arantxa Rus, Netherlands, 6-1, 4-6, 6-0.

JUNIOR GIRLS Singles — First Round Eugenie Bouchard (7), Westmount, Que., def. Fiona Ferro, France, 6-4, 6-0. Second Round Francoise Abanda, Montreal, def. Kyle S. McPhillips, U.S., 6-1, 7-5. Doubles — First Round Daria Gavrilova and Irina Khromacheva (2), Russia, def. Erin Routliffe, Caledon, Ont., and Daria Salnikova, Russia, 6-4, 6-4.

JUNIOR BOYS Doubles — First Round Max de Vroome, Netherlands, and Daniel Santos, Peru, def. Karim Hossam, Egypt, and Filip Peliwo (4), Vancouver, 7-5, 6-4.

GOLF PGA FEDEXCUP STANDINGS Through June 3 (all figures in U.S. dollars) 1. Jason Dufner 2. Hunter Mahan 3. Tiger Woods 4. Zach Johnson 5. Bubba Watson 6. Phil Mickelson 7. Matt Kuchar 8. Rory McIlroy 9. Carl Pettersson 10. Rickie Fowler 11. Johnson Wagner 12. Justin Rose 13. Luke Donald 14. John Huh 15. Kyle Stanley 16. Mark Wilson 17. Bill Haas 18. Brandt Snedeker 19. Ben Curtis 20. Keegan Bradley 21. Steve Stricker 22. Jim Furyk 23. Martin Laird 24. Ben Crane 25. Kevin Na 26. Ernie Els 27. Spencer Levin 28. Robert Garrigus 29. Louis Oosthuizen 30. D.A. Points 31. Webb Simpson 32. Jonathan Byrd 33. Matt Every 34. Charlie Wi 35. Lee Westwood 36. John Rollins 37. Bo Van Pelt 38. Charles Howell III 39. Cameron Tringale 40. Brian Davis 41. Graeme McDowell 42. George McNeill 43. John Senden 44. Ken Duke 45. Sang-Moon Bae 46. Ryan Palmer 47. Aaron Baddeley 48. Dicky Pride 49. Ryan Moore 50. Rory Sabbatini


91. David Hearn 98. Graham DeLaet

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Points 1,735 1,477 1,404 1,386 1,372 1,307 1,300 1,290 1,258 1,169 1,124 1,121 1,070 982 964 940 922 888 886 874 855 817 801 747 741 714 695 683 672 662 659 641 641 626 618 611 610 580 548 546 542 541 532 522 510 507 506 503 500 494

Money YTD $3,800,172 $3,211,068 $2,964,050 $3,033,525 $3,204,778 $2,838,778 $3,082,409 $2,996,000 $2,459,113 $2,692,753 $2,093,283 $2,549,902 $2,299,506 $2,120,080 $2,008,919 $1,953,639 $1,887,862 $1,757,814 $2,154,480 $1,710,477 $1,743,048 $1,662,555 $1,836,554 $1,508,555 $1,637,637 $1,444,378 $1,240,911 $1,311,326 $1,535,067 $1,345,313 $1,295,197 $1,464,320 $1,365,897 $1,166,174 $1,529,195 $1,183,937 $1,356,367 $858,403 $1,010,016 $941,543 $1,131,568 $995,395 $925,578 $987,135 $967,285 $894,962 $991,289 $1,088,363 $933,709 $962,940

324 $566,843 2008 302 TOYOTA $526,902


WORLD RANKING Through June 3

1. Luke Donald 2. Rory McIlroy 3. Lee Westwood 4. Tiger Woods 5. Bubba Watson 6. Matt Kuchar 7. Justin Rose 8. Hunter Mahan 9. Jason Dufner 10. Martin Kaymer 11. Steve Stricker 12. Phil Mickelson 13. Webb Simpson 14. Charl Schwartzel 15. Louis Oosthuizen 16. Zach Johnson 17. Adam Scott 18. Rickie Fowler 19. Jason Day 20. Dustin Johnson


10.43 9.06 7.91 6.78 6.16 5.95 5.75 5.49 5.25 5.04 5.01 4.96 4.88 4.78 4.74 4.67 4.65 4.57 4.52 4.45



At Mirabel, Que. (starting position in parentheses) 1. (16) Andrew Ranger, Roxton Pond, Que., Dodge, 31 laps, 54.359 m.p.h.; 2. (3) JR Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 31; 3. (1) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 31; 4. (12) Louis-Philippe Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 31; 5. (2) DJ Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 31; 6. (25) Alex Labbe, St. Albert, Que., Dodge, 31; 7. (26) J.F. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 31; 8. (9) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 31; 9. (5) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 31; 10. (21) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que, Dodge, 31. 11. (13) Steve Cote, Ile Bizard, Que, Chevrolet, 31; 12. (20) Larry Jackson, Oakville, Ont., Dodge, 31; 13. (6) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 31; 14. (19) Dave Coursol, St. Jerome, Que., Dodge, 31; 15. (24) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 31; 16. (17) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 31; 17. (14) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 31; 18. (10) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 31; 19. (29) Michel Pilon, Blainville, Que., Chevrolet, 31; 20. (22) Jarrad Whissell, Calgary, Alta., Ford, 31. 21. (4) Kerry Micks, Mt. Albert, Ont., Ford, 30; 22. (23) Mike Scholz, Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Chevrolet, 29, off track; 23. (7) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 24; 24. (18) Derek White, Kahnawake, Que., Chevrolet, 23, off track; 25. (11) Isabelle Tremblay, St. Hippolyte, Que., Dodge, 15, rear end; 26. (15) Robin Buck, Campbellville, Ont., Dodge, 6, off track; 27. (8) Dexter Stacey, Kahnawake, Que., Dodge, 5, off track; 28. (27) Elie Arseneau, Laval, Que., Chevrolet, 4, suspension; 29. (28) Dave Connelly, Arnprior, Ont., Dodge, 1, suspension.


Time of Race: One hour 12 minutes 18 seconds. Margin of Victory: 0.507 seconds Caution Flags: Four for 10 laps. Lead Changes: One among two drivers. Lap Leaders: Kennington, 1-6; Ranger, 7-31.


1. Fitzpatrick, 90 points; 2. Ranger, 89; 3. Kennington, 83; 4. Steckly, 83; 5. Dumoulin, 79; 6. Lapcevich, 72; 7. Beauchamp, Jr., 69; 8. White, 63; 9. Micks, 60; 10. Roy, 60.





(Series tied 2-2) Sunday’s result Boston 93 Miami 91 (OT) Friday’s result Boston 101 Miami 91 Tonight’s game — All Times Eastern Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m. Thursday’s game Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 x-Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m.

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Aries | March 21 - April 20.

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Taurus | April 21 - May 21.

You are no doubt incredibly busy at the moment but there are more important things than work going on in your world.

Gemini | May 22 - June 20.

While a new relationship may be exciting the planets warn it is unlikely to stand the test of time, so don’t allow yourself to get too emotionally involved.

Cancer | June 21 - July 22.

You will behave in an excessive way and if there is someone you have admired from afar you may not be

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ship? To start with you could try being more forgiving.

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Virgo | Aug. 23 - Sept. 22.

Libra | Sept. 23 - Oct. 22.

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Scorpio | Oct. 23 - Nov. 21.

Something unusual will happen today. it will be exciting and it will be the kind of thing you want to







Sagittarius | Nov. 22 - Dec. 21. How can you improve a relation-

Capricorn | Dec. 22 - Jan 20. What is your purpose? If you

You write it!

Aquarius | Jan. 21 - Feb 18.

Don’t worry about tomorrow and the struggles it might bring, think only of the day ahead and the joys you are free to experience.

Pisces | Feb. 19 - March 20.

Sit back and let the world entertain you today. Both at home and at work people will go out of their way to bring a smile to your face.

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