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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

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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

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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.

Invitation accepted. Premier to attend Edmonton Pride festival this weekend

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

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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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Autopsy fails to find cause of suspicious deaths

Police seek witnesses in weekend attack

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.

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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

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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

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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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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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A student walks inside Vancouver’s False Creek Elementary School, where police say a staff member opened a package containing a human hand on Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, staff at St. George’s School, a private boys school on the city’s west side, opened a package containing a human foot. PHYLICIA TORREVILLAS/METRO

Police in Vancouver are work­ ing with Montreal investigators after human body parts were sent to two area schools Tuesday. Vancouver Police Department Deputy Chief Warren Lemcke confirmed the gruesome find but warned it was too early to speculate that the incident is related to the bizarre mutilation case involving the now-notorious suspect Luka Rocco Magnotta. They also did not say whether it could be a copycat crime. “Vancouver police are in­­vestigating two disturbing cases in which human remains were discovered in two separate packages mailed to local area schools,” said Lemcke. The first package contained a human hand and was opened by staff at False Creek Elementary School around 1 p.m. local time. A human foot was discov-

schools who were involved in opening these packages.” Vancouver Police Department Deputy Chief Warren Lemcke

ered inside a package about an hour later at St. George’s private school, also in Vancouver. “The remains will be examined by the coroner, and there is no indication about the identity at this stage of the investigation,” said Lemcke. Investigators’ first course of action is to identify the victim and find out where the packages were mailed from. Magnotta was the subject of an international manhunt this week after he allegedly killed a man in Montreal and mailed his body parts to political offices in Ottawa. He was arrested in Berlin on Monday. For more local news visit metronews.ca/ edmonton


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‘Lake of Fire’ shirts turn homophobic comments into form of activism I stayed at the Lake of Fire and all I got was this lousy T-shirt. That statement is on T-shirts that will be for sale at this weekend’s Edmonton Pride Festival, thanks to the University of Alberta’s Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services. “It’s just about turning hate into help,” Kris Wells, postdoctoral researcher for the institute, told Metro on Tuesday. It’s a play on comments made by Allan Hunsperger, a Wildrose MLA candidate, on a year-old blog post that surfaced during the provincial election. It says gays and lesbians would end up in an eternal “lake of fire” if they didn’t change their sexual orientation. Wells said there were a number of jokes floating around at the institute when the story broke.

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Bolstered track record. Edmonton awarded 2015 Pan-Am Junior games

Travis Vader, accused of firstdegree murder in the deaths of Lyle and Marie McCann, made his second court appearance Tuesday in Edson via closed-circuit TV. The case was put over until July 3. The 40-year-old has hired a new Edmonton-based lawyer, Anna Konye. Vader remains at the Edmonton Remand Centre on unrelated charges. METRO

Edmonton has been named the host of the 2015 Pan-American Junior Athletic Championships, which will see athletes under the age of 20 from North, South and Central America competing in track and field events. “I’m absolutely delighted Edmonton has been chosen to host this prestigious sporting event,” said Mayor Stephen Mandel. “Our city has a long history of sporting excellence

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and an outstanding track record of hosting international events. Edmonton’s worldclass facilities, lively arts and cultural celebrations and dedicated volunteer base guarantee it will be a superior event.” Edmonton was among 12 Canadian communities vying to host the championships, which will be hosted in Peru in 2013. The Pan-American Junior Athletics Championships are held every two years. METRO

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Alberta Health Services is posting estimated wait times for Edmonton emergency rooms in real-time online. The online tool is designed to help patients decide which emergency room to go to. Some people were singing the website’s praises, saying it will cut down on wait times and hopefully balance out emergency rooms. “The most obvious advantage is avoid long waits and to seek out alternatives if possible, like medi-centres or walk-in clinic for less serious conditions,” said Edmontonian Joanne Hynes. “No one likes to wait. We live in a ‘now’ society and demand information immediately. With this service, people will

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Body-parts homicide. Charges possible against Edmonton webmaster for alleged Magnotta video Edmonton police are aware of a local gore website, as well as an investigation underway by Montreal police about a video posted on it allegedly showing Luka Rocco Magnotta stabbing and dismembering Jun Lin. “All I can say is we’re looking into the matter,” EPS spokesperson Patrycia Thenu said Tuesday. “As far as I know, we’re not involved in the investigation.” Montreal police told reporters at a news conference Tuesday they are investigating the site — and there is a possibility charges will be laid for the publishing of obscene content. The video, posted on Edmonton-based website Best Gore run by Mark Marek, allegedly shows Magnotta murdering and dismembering the body of a 33-year-old Chinese student — whose body parts were then mailed around the country. Marek could not be reached for comment Tues-

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day, but has spoken out defending his website and the video — which has since been removed. Thenu said EPS were aware of the site, but that it is not illegal. “We are aware of it,” she said. As for when EPS became aware of the video in question, Thenu couldn’t say. Heather McIntyre/metro

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While grading on the curve hasn’t been mandatory at the University of Alberta, instructers may have believed it was. The general faculties council, responsible for academic and student affairs, voted last week to change the wording of a policy that suggested use of the bell curve was mandated. While calls to the provost’s Quoted

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Dustin Chelen, vice-president, academic, with the U of A’s students’ union. “I think that a change in the grading policy will require … time spent to figure out the best way to assess student grades and how (to) interpret the policy,” said Chelen. “On the whole, the new policy is a step in the right direction,” he added. “That being

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Beware ‘bath salts’: Edmonton police New law coming. EPS applauds federal plan to ban key ingredient in street drug that can cause psychotic behaviour

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Edmonton police are praising the federal government’s decision to ban MDPV, a key ingredient in bath salts, a legal drug believed to have been a factor in a brutal attack last month in the United States. Miami resident Rudy Eugene, 31, was reportedly high on bath salts when he attacked 65-year-old Ronald Poppo, tearing off parts of his face with his teeth. While not common on Edmonton streets, city police note the drug has a foothold here. “I’m aware of three people who have … gone to hospital as a result of the bath salts in Edmonton,” EPS Det. Guy Pilon said on Tuesday, noting those cases were in the past six months. “It’s not a big issue, (but) it’s something we’re seeing a little more of.”

because of its likeness to bath salts. It generally comes in a crystalline form in either white or off-white, Pilon said.

Pilon said the drug, which can cause psychotic episodes and dangerous behaviour, was first noticed locally between 2000 and 2002. “It’s a hallucinogenic drug that causes some adverse side effects,” he said. “People who are on it are paranoid, they’re agitated, they can’t stand still.” On Tuesday, Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq said Ottawa has plans to regulate MDPV under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. It’s a good first step, Pilon said. “If it’s not illegal, we can do nothing about it.” Follow Heather McIntyre on Twitter @MacsTheWord

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Giving Goodwill a first-hand makeover Charitable act. Students of NAIT’s painting and decorating program are spending four days painting the second-hand shop

Instructor Vern Ball shows student John Frederick the finer points of painting while sprucing up the Beverly Goodwill store Tuesday. Maurice Tougas/Metro

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A group of NAIT apprentice painters spread some goodwill of their own at the Beverly Goodwill store on Tuesday. As part of NAIT’s painter and decorator program, 11 students are spending four days at the north-side location, giving the second-hand shop a much-needed facelift. “Having NAIT come in and take care of all the painting is a fabulous thing for us,” said Barbara Engel-

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While non-certified painters commonly set up shop at this time of year, instructor Andy Weaver says many who take the cheap route end up hiring a certified painter to get the job done right. Student Trevor Meloche agrees. He’s taking the program because there will always be work for painters — even if they’re only called in to clean up the mess left by amateurs.

Facebook post. Man’s plea for safe driving goes viral

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When Aaron Paquette posted a plea on his Facebook page, he had no idea of the range of feedback he would receive. The Edmonton artist posted a plea for drivers to slow down and pay attention on his public page after his wife, Clarice, was hit while jogging on May 30. She was hit when an SUV and car collided at Brintnell Boulevard and 47 Street just after 9 p.m. With a broken back and ribs, as well as lacerated organs — among other injuries — she will recover. “It wasn’t supposed to go Leadership

out into the world, it was intended for friends and family,” Paquette said Tuesday. “But it’s very gratifying to suddenly start receiving ... prayers and good wishes from around the world.” As of last Thursday afternoon, the post had more than 37,000 Likes and 20,500 comments — with messages pouring in from China, Australia, India, Africa and Russia. Some people are even sending financial donations — though money is not being sought. Heather McIntyre/metro

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The Fringe Festival will have a new executive director starting July 16, as Jill Roszell takes over from current executive director Julian Mayne. “We look forward to having Jill join our dedicated staff and volunteers in fostering the continued success of all aspects of our organization,” said Sam Jenkins, Fringe Theatre Adventure Society president. This year’s festival takes place August 16 to 26. metro

A 14-year-old girl is dead after a truck rollover in Saddle Lake early Monday. Saddle Lake RCMP said that seven teenagers were joyriding when the driver lost control and rolled the vehicle, ejecting the front passenger. RCMP said the teen died instantly. The other passengers and driver left the scene before emergency crews could arrive. A 17-year-old Saddle Lake teen has been arrested and is facing charges. metro


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Body-parts suspect may be back soon Arrested in Berlin. Luka Rocco Magnotta told a judge in Germany he won’t fight extradition to Canada, police say Alleged killer Luka Rocco Magnotta told a judge in Berlin Tuesday he will not fight his extradition from Germany to Canada. Magnotta is wanted in Canada on several charges — including first-degree murder — in connection with the gruesome Montreal killing and dismemberment of Chinese national Jun Lin. Police in Montreal, meanwhile, are still looking for several of Lin’s body parts. In Berlin, police spokesperson Stefan Redlich said Magnotta met with a German judge at police headquarters, where he was held in a 1.5-metre-by-five-metre cell overnight. “(Magnotta) did not say anything about the case itself, but (when) asked about whether he would object to go back to Canada, he said no he wouldn’t,” Redlich said in a phone interview. Magnotta will have to go before a German court for an extradition hearing once Canada formally requests he return for trial. That means Magnotta could be back in Canada as early as this week, according to authorities.

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Magnotta’s photo makes Labatt feel Blue … for a while

Montreal police officer Denis Mainville discusses Magnotta’s arrest with reporters. graham hughes/the canadian press

“This may speed up the (extradition) process, but on the other hand, he may change his opinion any day,’’ Redlich said. “So we will see.’’ Magnotta was arrested Monday at a Berlin Internet café following an international manhunt. He fled Montreal for Europe after Lin’s death sometime overnight between May 24 and May 25. The 33-year-old Lin’s torso was found last week stuffed in a suitcase in an alley behind the west-end Montreal apartment building where

Magnotta lived. A hand and a foot were mailed in separate parcels to the offices of political parties in Ottawa. Meanwhile, Montreal police are scouring archives and talking to law-enforcement colleagues elsewhere to determine whether Magnotta is tied to any other unsolved cases. The nature of Magnotta’s alleged crime — the victim’s corpse was dismembered and then defiled — has given investigators a unique profile to match with other murders. Already police officials in

the Quebec town of Gatineau have indicated they will contact their Montreal counterparts to look for possible connections with the 2011 slaying of Valerie Leblanc, an 18-year-old college student. Leblanc’s body was discovered in a forest behind the college she attended. The body was mutilated, burned and there were signs of severe head trauma. “We had a distinct murder here — the murder of Valerie Leblanc — last August,” Gatineau police Sgt. Jean-Paul Lemay said. the canadian press

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intention of replacing or removing the Magnotta photo. It was retrieved from Facebook and holds a “newsworthy” component, he said. Meanwhile, the meme “#newlabattcampaign” took on a life of its own on Twitter. Hundreds of posts appeared, most mocking Labatt’s position. Black humour flooded the topic stream as people used dismemberment puns and murder references to suggest macabre new slogans for Labatt. Some expressed sympathy for the rough day the people in Labatt’s PR department were likely having, some marvelled at Labatt’s decision to bring the matter up in the first place, while others still seized the chance to make non-gory jokes at Labatt’s expense. metro/the canadian press

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Eww! Giant hairy spiders put the bite on villagers Panic in India. But witch doctors’ treatments may be worse than the hairy creatures’ bites, officials say

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Britain’s Royal Air Force Red Arrows fly in formation over Buckingham Palace in London on Tuesday to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s diamond jubilee. Royal Family members watched in awe as they stood on the palace balcony. peter macdiarmid/the associated press

Giant biting spiders are sparking a creepy-crawly panic in remote northeast India. But health authorities fear the primitive treatment of the bites’ painful swelling may be more dangerous than the spiders themselves. Two people died in Tinsukia after witch doctors used razor blades to drain the wounds. It’s not known whether the victims died from spider poison or from the treatment. The victims were cremated before autopsies could be done. Another seven bite victims have been treated with antibiotics against infection after they also tried themselves to drain their wounds, said Dr. Anil Phapowali at the local Sadiya town hospital. The hairy spiders were

noticed about a month ago across Tinsukia district’s grassy plains and dense jungle forests. Ecologist L.R. Saikia at Assam’s Dibrugarh University said it may be a previously unknown species of tarantula. “It looks like a new species. We haven’t been able to identify it,” he said Tuesday. Meanwhile, villagers are keeping lamps on at night and standing guard against spiders entering their mud-andthatch huts. the associated press

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Disney goes sour on sweet food ads on kids’ TV

Sweet foods will be off-limits to kids if Disney has its way. the ASSOCIATED PRESS

There won’t be so much candy, sugary cereal or fast food on TV with the morning cartoons. The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday became the first major media company to ban ads for junk food on its television channels, radio stations and websites, hoping to stop kids from eating badly by taking the temptation away. U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama called it a “game changer” that is sure to send a message to the rest of the children’s entertainment industry.

“Just a few years ago if you had told me or any other mom or dad in America that our kids wouldn’t see a single ad for junk food while they watched their favourite cartoons on a major TV network, we wouldn’t have believed you,” said Obama, who heads a campaign to curb child obesity. The food that doesn’t meet Disney’s nutritional standards goes beyond candy bars and fast-food meals. Capri Sun juice (too much sugar) and Oscar Mayer Lunchables (high sodium) won’t be Fishing traps

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advertised. Any cereal with 10 grams or more of sugar per serving is also off the air. A full meal can’t be more than 600 calories. Disney’s rules — which won’t take effect until 2015 — Cruise firm’s error

follow a proposal by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to take drinks over 16 ounces out of stores, movie theatres and restaurants, removing choices to try to influence behaviour. Getting rid of junk food ads will make it easier to keep the family on a healthy diet, said Nadine Haskell, a mother of two sons, 8 and 11. “If they see a commercial on TV, then the next time we go to the grocery store they’ll see it and say they want to try it,” said Haskell, of Columbus, Ohio. the associated press

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Swedish marine archeologists say they have found what they believe could be the world’s oldest fishing traps on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, with the most ancient dating back at least 9,000 years. Arne Sjostrom, an archeologist at Sodertorn University, says the remains of the seven basket traps have been found in a submerged ancient river valley off Sweden’s southern coast at a depth of five to 12 metres.

A company that manages a Hawaii dinner cruise says it mistakenly served alcohol to a three-year-old boy. Army Spc. Bingyan Cai says her son Michael’s orange juice contained vodka. She noticed her son turning red, acting unruly and mumbling. The company, Roberts Hawaii, apologized, saying it is mortified by the error. The family received nearly $300 as a refund for the dinner cruise.

The Spike television network is airing a competition this fall to award a fortified bunker to a family that believes the end of the world is nigh. The network said Tuesday its six-episode series Last Family On Earth will feature survivalists competing to show how tough and resourceful they are. Sharon Levy, executive vice-president of original programming at Spike, said viewers will also learn survival skills.

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Appeal. U.S. top court to be asked to give states right to ban gay marriage The sponsors of California’s gaymarriage ban said Tuesday they will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a landmark appellate court ruling that struck down the law as unconstitutional. The case is the first federal trial to examine whether a state can prohibit gays from getting married without violating their rights. Alliance Defence Fund lawyer Brian Raum said Proposition 8 backers “absolutely” would take the case to the high court now that it has run its course at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Raum said he expected to get a ruling from the Supreme Court later this year on whether it would take the case. The appeals court refused to reconsider a decision by two of its judges declaring the voterapproved ban to be a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians in California.

Gay marriage supporters welcomed that news. “Our case has entered the final chapter.... The end is now in sight.” said Chad Griffin, president of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is funding the effort to overturn Proposition 8. Same-sex unions were briefly legal in California before voters passed Proposition 8 in November 2008. Two unmarried couples sued to overturn the ban in May 2009, and U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker sided with them. The 9th Circuit panel affirmed Walker’s finding, but instead of finding any gay-marriage ban would be unconstitutional, the panel limited its decision to California, saying Proposition 8 improperly took away an existing right. The appeals court hears cases from several western states. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Paraguay. President recognizes second of four alleged love-children The president of Paraguay has recognized a second love-child. This time it’s a 10-year-old boy, born to a nurse in the northern state where Fernando Lugo served as a Catholic bishop before renouncing the priesthood and turning to politics. Lugo’s lawyer, Marcos Farina, says the president has told him to file the paperwork needed to change the boy’s last name to Lugo. His mother is Narcisa de la Cruz de Zarate, the fourth woman to have filed a paternity suit against the 61-year-old former cleric. For those keeping score, Lugo has now acknowledged fathering two of the four children named in paternity suits against him. He also accepted Guillermo Terrorism charges

Armindo, the child of Viviana Carrillo, after the woman accused him in 2009 of “irresponsible paternity.” A third woman, Damiana Hortensia Moran, insists that she had a sexual relationship with Lugo years ago, but three court-ordered DNA tests showed her child isn’t his. A fourth woman, Benigno Leguizamon, backed out of an out-of-court settlement and renewed her claim that Lugo fathered her 12-year-old son. Lugo’s appeal of court orders that he submit to still more DNA tests is now with the supreme court. “Sooner or later the president will have to give his name to our child, and I think to others as well,” Leguizamon said Tuesday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Health

Egypt’s ruling military applies pressure as Tahrir crowds swell

An Egyptian woman draped in the national flag shouts slogans at a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo on Tuesday. Egyptian lawmakers say the ruling military council has given them 48 hours to finalize the formation of a 100-member panel tasked to write the country’s new constitution, or it will come up with its own blueprint for the body. manu brabo/the associated press

U.S. drone kills al-Qaida’s No. 2 Pakistan. Officials say Abu Yahya al-Libi will be difficult for al-Qaida to replace A U.S. drone strike has killed al-Qaida’s second-in-command, an American official said Tues­ day, a significant blow to the terror network that has lost a string of top leaders since the death of Osama bin Laden last year. Abu Yahya al-Libi was con-

sidered a media-savvy, charismatic leader who escaped from an American prison in Afghanistan and helped preside over the transformation of al-Qaida into a terror movement aimed at winning converts around the world. Al-Libi was the latest in the dozen-plus senior commanders removed in the clandestine U.S. war against al-Qaida since Navy SEALs killed bin Laden. The American official who confirmed al-Libi’s death said no one left in al-Qaida comes close to replacing the expertise

the group has just lost. Al-Libi was killed Monday morning. Pakistani officials had previously said that eight militants died in a drone strike in the Pakistani village of Khassu Khel in the North Waziristan tribal area. Al-Libi, a hero in militant circles for his 2005 escape from an American military prison in Afghanistan, was elevated to al-Qaida’s No. 2 spot when Ayman al-Zawahri rose to replace bin Laden shortly after he was killed on May 2, 2011. The U.S. State Department’s

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Lawyers for a U.S. man accused of plotting to attack a military office in Seattle want some of the evidence against him thrown out, saying the government should not have obtained a secret intelligence warrant because there was no indication he was involved in international terrorism. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif was arrested in 2011 when authorities say he went to pick up machine guns and grenades. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

First lady Michelle Obama says banning big servings of sugary drinks isn’t anything she’d want to do at the national level but she applauded New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for proposing to do just that at city eateries. It was an example of the fine line the first lady walks trying to improve health and eating habits without provoking complaints she’s telling people how to eat.

Health authorities in Scotland say one man has died and 15 people are in critical condition after an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the Edinburgh area. NHS Lothian, the local health authority, says it is investigating another 15 suspected cases. The disease is contracted by breathing in small droplets of water contaminated with Legionella bacteria.

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Nigeria mourns, suspends airline’s licence Fear. Greater numbers of people living and working near landing strip are at risk Mourners silently walked between rows of the dead from a plane crash in Nigeria that killed the 153 people aboard the airliner and others on the ground, peering into burned faces in hopes of claiming the

remains of their loved ones on Tuesday. Those in grief passed by more than a dozen bodies able to be recognized by sight alone in a Lagos hospital parking lot. Onlookers wore surgical masks to block out the smell. As family members softly wept and held each other, Nigeria’s government announced Tuesday it has indefinitely suspended Dana Air’s licence, grounding the carrier that operated the MD-

83 airplane that crashed in the Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed ternational Airport. The country’s largest city and now In­ faces widespread public anger. area has grown dramatically “We are without eyes,” over the decades, as Lagos said Jennifer Enanana, as she surges toward becoming the sobbed in the parking lot largest city in Africa. That population pressure over the death of her younger brother in the crash. She had has seen homes, business and lost another brother within industrial sites shoot up along the year. “We don’t have any- the approach route used by 908550A02_FCB May 10, 2012 body that will protect us that aircraft. The population there risk with many aviation can stand like a man and de- is at Summer TDCT_P1722_EDB 2012 disasters in Nigeria over the fend us. Dana stole him.” P1722_F_1_ST The MD-83 went down last two decades. about nine kilometres from THE ASSOCIATED PRESs

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Syria. Aid workers let into conflict sites

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A handful of Norwegian right-wing extremists testified Tuesday in self-confessed killer Anders Behring Breivik’s defence, backing his claims that Norway is “at war” with Islam. The 33-year-old fears his ideology could be undermined if he is declared insane. Defence lawyers attempted to show that while there are people who share Breivik’s world view, they are not declared mentally ill for doing so. “Norway is at war,” Tore Tvedt, a far-right extremist who has been convicted for his published anti-Semitic statements, told the court.

The health of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak deteriorated sharply on Tuesday, three days after a court sentenced him to life imprisonment in connection to killing of protesters, a security official said. The official at Cairo’s Torah prison said that Mubarak collapsed several times and that he was placed on mechanical ventilation after having difficulty breathing. He says the ousted president’s condition worsened after a visit by his wife, Suzanne Mubarak, on Monday, who sobbed and cried after seeing Mubarak in a prison blue suit.

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Canada’s richest aren’t all bankers and brokers: Study Top one per cent. Only a small portion of the country’s highest salary earners work in finance, despite being the target of Occupy protesters To be considered in Canada’s richest one per cent, you need to make at least $230,000 a year. You’re most likely male, have a university degree and work longer-thanaverage hours. But you’re not necessarily a banker or Bay Street investment broker — the primary targets of the Occupy protest movement — a new study by a group of economists at the University of British Columbia found. Only 10 per cent of Canada’s richest work in the financial industry, the study found.

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Occupy Bay Street protest in Toronto last October. chris young/the canadian press

• Earnings: $452,887/year • Gender: 82.7 per cent male • Work: 50+ hours/week • Age: 35 to 64 years • Occupation: Senior management, doctors, dentists, vets, finance professionals

The rest are doctors, dentists, vets and corporate managers. “In the eyes of many, the culprits are to be found at the very place where the Occupy

movement started: on Wall Street, or our own Bay Street,” the study said. “But there are just not enough investment bankers and high-flying stock brokers to fill the ranks of the 275,000 individuals in the top one per cent.” The top one per cent of Canadians now controls 14 per cent of total income, the paper found, noting that they enjoyed just eight per cent in the 1970s. “Such an uneven distribution of income has not been seen since the dark days of the Great Depression when it reached an all-time high of 18 per cent,” the paper notes. It found that despite impressive wage gains made by women over the past few decades, the top one per cent of income earners is overwhelmingly (82.5 per cent) male. On average, they earn $450,000 a year versus $36,000 for the other 99 per cent. torstar news service

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Global conditions have weakened: Bank of Canada The Bank of Canada is holding off on raising interest rates for a while longer — perhaps a lot longer — citing worsening global conditions and an uneven Canadian recovery that is not quite as strong as advertised. The decision to keep the bank’s overnight rate at one per cent was widely expected. the canadian press

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Now and then, someone comes into your life and then is gone again. Paul Sullivan But not before she leaves metronews.ca/justsaying muddy footprints all over your heart … It has been five years almost to the day that we had to put down our golden retriever, Cleo. She had cancer. The night before she died, we decided to have a Cleofest. We did all her favourite things. We went down to the creek at the end of the street. When we were both younger dogs, we would run the trails along the creek, stopping on the way to play the Stupid Rock Game. Cleo was a retriever, but as time went on she increasingly relied on symbolic fetching. In The Stupid Rock Game, I threw a stone in the water, and Cleo nodded half-heartedly in the The Stupid Rock Game direction of the stone. Repeat ad nauseam. She could play the “I threw a stone in game all day, as I had to do the throwing. After a while I’d get the water, and Cleo of the Stupid Rock Game, nodded half-heartedly tired and start to walk away. That in the direction of the would be her cue to plunge her stone. Repeat ad nau- head into the water, stay under for an alarming period of time, seam. She could play and then emerge, triumphant, the game all day, as I with a giant rock in her jaws, had to do the throwing.” which she would dump at my feet, a symbol for all the little rocks she refused to retrieve. On her last night, she came up with one mighty fine rock. On the way back home, she managed to find something smelly to roll in — bonus — and when we got home my daughter got out the whipped cream in a spray can and gave her a mighty dose. If all dogs go to heaven, she was there a night early. I don’t know about your dog, but Cleo was The Best Dog Ever. She had the knack of making each person around her feel as if they were the one she loved best. Some dogs are one-person dogs; others are members of a family pack. Cleo was a world dog, the Chevy Cruze of dogs. She even loved postal workers. She wasn’t fussy: She even liked me. I’d be trying to read, ignoring the dog, even as she went through her entire repertoire of attractive-dog tricks: Baleful-puppy-stare-great-thumpingtail-roll-over-shake-a-paw-woof-impatiently. When none of that worked, she stuck her nose under my free hand and petted herself. Resourceful dog. She even liked going to the vet. And this last time she must have thought: This is great. The guy gets to pat my head while they give me this needle. Or maybe she knew. She knew everything else worth knowing. She died with her head in my hands.

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Athlete pushes flagging rival over finish line Meghan Vogel of West Liberty-Salem, right, helps Arden McMath of Arlington to the finish line after McMath collapsed yards short in the DIII 3,200-metre final of the Ohio High School Athletic Association state track meet at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, last Saturday. The Associated Press

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Turkey break-in ruffles feathers A LaSalle, Ont., resident arrived home Saturday evening to a smashed window, a mess in his living room and an unexpected feathery intruder waiting on his couch. The break-and-enter was the doing of a giant turkey, which also left “poop” and “a blood spot the size of a 50-cent piece” in their living room. Ken Stroud, 70, who had been out with his wife that day, was the first to spot the 18-inch hole in their window. He initially thought someone had thrown a

rock into their house, and walked unsuspectingly into his dark living room — until he saw something move. “It’s a wild turkey and it’s sitting on the arm of my chesterfield,” said Stroud about his calm 25-pound intruder. “He was sitting there as if he lived there. “The wife was hysterical,” said Stroud, who guarded his wife Mary while she made her way into one of the rooms. Stroud says the humane society captured the bird quickly, with just a net and blanket. They’ve been told the bird is doing well and will be released back into the wild. Phoebe ho/for metro

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Whitney Houston’s mother to pen memoir

Whitney Houston’s triumphant, heartbreaking life is being remembered in a book by her mother, singer Cissy Houston. Houston has a deal with HarperCollins for a memoir it says will reveal the story of her Grammy Award-winning daughter, who died in a Beverly Hills, Calif., hotel bathtub in February at age 48. HarperCollins announced Monday that the book is scheduled to come out next February. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, N.J., where Whitney Houston sang as a child and where her funeral was held. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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and feels like a chronological cousin to his 1979 classic sci-fi horror epic Alien but the director denies it is a prequel. Here’s what we know. When Scott sat down to write Prometheus (with screenwriters Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, who calls it “an Alien/Blade Runner mash-up”) he had a prequel in mind featuring Xenomorphs, the acidtongued space baddies who gave the first movie its name, and the giant dead alien nicknamed Space Jockey. But then he veered off into something larger; mankind’s origin story. “Out of the creative process emerged a new, grand

mythology,” he said. “The keen fan will recognize strands of Alien’s DNA ... but the ideas tackled in this film are unique, far-reaching and provocative.” Still, Prometheus, which is set in the same universe as Alien, seems to provide the backstory which points forward to the original film. Firstly, Prometheus is set in 2085, 37 years before the Weyland-Yutani Corporation (which also appears in Prometheus, simply as The Weyland Corporation) sent the commercial towing spaceship Nostromo on its fateful trip from Thedus to Earth in Alien. Next, while the Xeno-

morphs may not appear in the acid-spitting form we’re used to — “The sequels squeezed him dry,” Scott says, “no way am I going back there” — they aren’t completely absent. Artist H.R. Giger, who created the beasts in the first film, was brought back to “reverse-engineer the design of the Aliens in the film” to create a Xenomorph forbearer. Also, Michael Fassbender plays David 8, a synthetic human automaton ancestor of Alien’s Ash. Further evidence came in a trailer that shows star Noomi Rapace standing in front of two unworn Space Jockey

suits, suits which will soon be donned, perhaps, by the hapless space jockey seen in Alien. Finally Scott promises a scene to equal the horror of Alien’s “chest-burster” mindblower, in which an alien parasite exploded out of John Hurt’s torso. It’s an iconic moment that no prequel could be without, right? “There is a scene that could be called the equivalent of that in this film,” Scott admits. Even though the prequel debate rages on, the one thing nobody is questioning is how exciting it is to have Ridley Scott back in the sci-fi genre after a 33-year gap.


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Actress Megan Hilty from Smash arrives for the NBC network upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall in New York on May 14. The recent season finale of the show had fans questioning the fate of Hilty’s conniving character. Evan Agostini/the associated press

The recent season finale of Smash had fans questioning the fate of Megan Hilty’s conniving character after — spoiler alert! — she lost the part of Marilyn Monroe and was seen in her dressing room with a bunch of pills in her hand. But Hilty assures we haven’t seen the end of troubled Ivy. “It’s a good sign that I’m here,” Hilty said with a laugh in an interview at CTV’s downtown Toronto studio on Thursday as the network, which airs Smash in Canada, unveiled its upcoming lineup. “I will be back but I don’t know in what capacity. I’m not

quite sure what the storylines will be but I know I’ll be back, probably causing a lot more drama next season.” When asked about reports that series co-stars Brian d’Arcy James and Will Chase are leaving the show, Hilty said: “Yeah, that’s what I read, too.” “And I’ve talked to them all and stuff and unfortunately it is a part of our business, and it’s something (the characters) deal with on Smash even,” said Hilty. “But just because people are gone now doesn’t mean they can’t come back later, so nothing’s ever definite.” Hilty performed a medley with actor Cheyenne Jackson on June 4 as part of the fundraiser “Barack on Broadway” featuring U.S. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton, in New York. When she returns to the set of Smash, she’s hoping her character “can have a small victory,” she said. The Canadian Press

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Measha Brueggergosman expecting a baby Grammy-nominated Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman has announced that she’s pregnant and expecting a baby boy at the end of the summer. A representative for the 34-year-old Fredericton native, recently seen as a judge on Canada’s Got Talent, confirmed the news via email. The rep also confirmed that Brueggergosman has reconciled with husband Markus

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Twitter @Joan_Rivers ••••• Madonna launched her world tour in Tel Aviv and she looks great...for a woman only 10 years younger than the State of Israel.

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She’s still gaga over Taylor Kinney The breakup between Lady Gaga and boyfriend Taylor Kinney apparently didn’t last, as Kinney has been spotted alongside the touring singer in Thailand and Singapore, according to Us Weekly. “They sure looked like they were back together — holding hands and being cute everywhere they went,” a source says. “They were

seen kissing right as they got into the hotel elevator.” The couple had split after 10 months of dating because of Gaga’s busy tour itinerary, but apparently they couldn’t stand being apart. “They are going to try and make it work even with her crazy schedule,” says a source close to the singer. “Gaga realized she missed him.”

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@joelmchale ••••• My spirit animal got out again. If you see him (he’s probably by some turned garage cans) he responds to the name Týr & speaks old English.

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Jason Alexander apologizes for ‘gay game’ remark Gwyneth Paltrow seeks tweet justice Jason Alexander

Former Seinfeld star Jason Alexander is offering an apology for his comments about cricket, which he called “a gay game” during an interview with Craig Ferguson. “A few of my Twitter followers made me aware that they were both gay and offended by the joke. And truthfully, I could not understand why,” Alexander posted to Twitter. “And the worst part is, I should know better. My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally. I am profoundly aware of the challenges these friends of mine face and I have openly advocated on their behalf. So, I can only apologize and I do.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow has spent the past couple days dealing with the fallout over her now infamous tweet from a Jay-Z and Kanye West concert in France. (Your day doesn’t include petty Twitter arguments? Fascinating. We’ll catch you up: she tweeted a photo of herself dancing on stage with the rappers and a caption that read “N***as in paris for real.”) Most people weren’t buying Paltrow’s initial argument that the caption was a harmless play on a song title from the

Jay-Z/West album Watch the Throne — probably because she runs a “lifestyle” blog and starred in Shakespeare in Love. But now The-Dream has jumped in to defend the actress, claiming that he took the photo from her phone and also sent the offending tweet. “Fyi Sorry for the Confu I typed Ni**as in paris for real from Gwens Phone my bad I was Fkd up please excuse it! We were lit!” the rapper posted to his own Twitter page. Now, we’re going to let Twitter and The-Dream sort out who is allowed to say what words and when — real issues aren’t really this page’s department. Plus, we think there’s a bigger question here: where does drinking backstage at a Jay-Z concert fit into Mrs. Coldplay’s aggressively calculated Whitest Girl in Yoga Pants resumé? Jay, you might want to get someone on this.


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Whether you’re a fan of The Lion King, Pocahontas, everything Disney has ever made or nothing at all, Disneyland has attractions as tailormade as Cinderella’s glass slipper. Between the options at Disneyland and California Adventure, both in Anaheim, Calif., there is enough variety to entertain even the most skeptical of adult visitors.

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Travel in brief

App aims to keep travellers healthy A new app might prove useful to Canadians heading out on a road trip this summer and seeking timely healthrelated information along the way. The free app for Apple devices offers up-to-date details on public health and environmental advisories across the country, says its developer Health & Safety Watch Inc. “Everything can change very rapidly — for example a destination that had safe drinking water when you left on your road trip may actually be under a boil water advisory by the time you arrive,” says Jeff Aramini, company president and a former Health Canada senior public health epidemiologist. The app shows local data based on a user’s location. A search function also lets you plug in your itinerary. The information comes from a variety of government agencies and departments. Among the listings are product, food and drug recalls across Canada, as well as public health inspection results for restaurants in Toronto.

For the sci-fi fan

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Fly through the stars at Space Mountain. For nearly three minutes, the rollercoaster hurtles, corkscrews and twists its way through the indoor track, lit only by the stars as you soar through the darkness of space. Built in 1977, this timeless coaster is a cornerstone of Disneyland’s futuristic — and kitschy — Tomorrowland. A stone’s throw from Space Mountain is Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, a technological world away from Space Mountain. This 3D ride, guided by C3PO, allows you to be a space tourist.

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One of the park’s oldest attractions, the Jungle Cruise in Adventureland, takes you on a boat tour of a reptilefilled river. The cruise is led by a Disney cast member, who provides commentary as your steamer passes by animatronic elephants, snakes and monkeys. Pirates of the Caribbean, another original attraction, got an update just as the hit films came out. This ride features appearances by Captain Jack Sparrow and other characters you’ll recognize from the movie.

For the film enthusiast

For the happily spooked

For the kid at heart

Now referred to as a “tribute” to Michael Jackson, Captain EO is still being screened at Disneyland. The 3D film was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and features Jackson using song and dance to transform the evil Supreme Leader into a beautiful woman — played by Angelica Houston. Located near the entrance of California Adventure, Soarin’ Over California takes its audience on a high-flying tour of the state — from the coast to the mountains. A cantilever lifts the seated audience into the air and into a concaved video screen that makes you feel like you are flying high above some of the state’s best-known features.

It’s not very scary, but the Haunted Mansion can still attract a crowd. Sitting in Doom Buggies, you are taken on a tour of the mansion and introduced to some of the scary spectres that call the old plantation house home. For a modern scare, It’s Tough to be a Bug gives you an up-close look at the creepy, crawly characters that live all around us. Not only is the show in 3D thanks to the Bug Eyes provided, but it also features stinky smells, spraying water, and seats wired to give you a creepy-crawling feeling that the bugs are too close for comfort.

No trip to Disneyland is complete without a visit to it’s a Small World — the much lauded animatronicsfilled boat ride through the cultures of the world. Warning: You will have the song stuck on continuing loop for the remainder of your trip. For a modern small world, visit Toy Story Midway Mania. The 4D ride features spinning vehicles that take you from one screen to another. At each stop you try to hit Toy Storyrelated targets that pop up on the screens.

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Car Land drives in June 15 When it opens on June 15, Car Land will be the newest attraction at Disney’s California Adventure. Built around Radiator Springs’ main drag, rides include Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, Luigi’s Flying Tires and Radiator Springs Racers. Visit disneyland.disney.go.com. PHOTOS: DISNEY

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Disneyland — behind the scenes There is only one place in Disneyland where you can drink alcohol, but you need to be a member to get in. Located at 33 Royal St. in New Orleans Square is Club 33 — a membersonly club where VIPs have been dining since the park was opened. A secret buzzer gets you entry to a small foyer, and once inside you can take an antique

glass elevator or stairs to the second floor dining rooms, decorated with objects from several Disney films. Disney recently announced a number of people on the 800-name, decade-long waiting list would be offered club memberships for $25,000 and annual dues of $10,000. Located above the fire hall near the park entrance is a private apartment that belonged to Walt Disney. It was from there that Disney himself oversaw the building of the park,

and watched its 1955 dedication. It’s a small apartment, accessible only by going “backstage” (to the off-limits area of the park). Almost unchanged from the days Disney lived there with his wife, Lillian, the apartment features two sofas that turn into beds, a small kitchenette with a grilled-cheese maker and a under-counter fridge. A light is kept lit in the window that faces Main Street U.S.A. as a tribute to Disney. METRO


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Three days in San Francisco There is a reason why San Francisco still has the power to amaze visitors. From the heights of the Golden Gate Bridge, to the hairpin turns of Lombard Street, the city by the bay is ripe with sights and sounds to awe even the most seasoned traveller. Whether you are there for one, two or three days, there is always something interesting to see and do. Metro World news

Day One Morning: Begin your day with a visit to the Ferry Building Market Place and Farmers Market. Grab a latte at Peet’s Coffee and Tea and take a walk along the waterfront before stopping at Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker to pick up one of their signature 70 per cent bittersweet chocolate bars. Follow it up with a trip to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, and watch sea lions sun themselves. Or grab tickets for a boat tour of the harbour or trip to Alcatraz, the historic prison located a few hundred meters off shore. fishermanswharf.org Afternoon: Have lunch on the outdoor patio of Café Flore, located on Market Street in the Castro area. Spend the afternoon visiting the historic community, once home to Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office. From there, visit Haight-Ashbury, ground central of the 1967 Summer of Love, before heading to the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, which is currently featuring an exhibit on Jean Paul Gaultier, and is also home to an observatory tower with panoramic views of the city. deyoung.famsf.org Evening: Enjoy a Remember the Maine cocktail at The Burritt Room, located inside the Mystic Hotel by Charlie Palmer. The 79-room boutique hotel recently opened near Union Square, and its film noir-inspired bar and restaurant features hand-crafted signature drinks. The Burritt also provides room service to the guests of the black, white and red-decorated hotel. charliepalmer.com

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Day Two Morning: Opened in 2009, the Walt Disney Family Museum offers a behind-the-mouse look at the man responsible for some of the world’s most cherished family films. The well-laid out museum includes exhibits on the Disney family, the inspiration behind Walt’s creations, and a look at his legacy. You’ll even learn about the Disney family’s Canadian connection: they used to have a homestead in the Goderich-Ont., area. disney.go.com Afternoon: The museum is located in the Presidio, an area of the city that was once a military instillation but is now being developed commercially and residentially. It’s home to Crissy Field, an environmental education centre, and the Golden Gate Bridge. To mark the bridge’s 75th anniversary, a brand new pavilion has been built to house a gift shop and interpretive exhibits. There’s also a green screen photo area, where visitors can have their photo taken and superimposed on a part of the bridge usually off-limits to the public. goldengatebridge.org Evening: Enjoy a meal at trendy Urban Tavern, located in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. The gastro pub is popular with visitors to the city and locals alike. Be sure to check out the full-size horse sculpture near the centre of the restaurant. A local artist who welded together tractor, motorcycle and automobile parts made it. urbantavernsf.com

Day Three Morning: Spend your morning in Muir Woods National Monument where you can stroll along paths lined by centuries-old redwoods. Located on the northern side of the harbour, you can either rent a car and drive the winding path to the park, or jump on one of the tour buses that travel from San Francisco to the woods — like popular Extranomical Tours. Head out in the morning to beat the crowds and watch as the sun rises higher in the sky, causing water to steam off the wooden paths and buildings. extranomical.com Afternoon: From the park, drive to the Sanoma and Napa valleys, where you can tour a number of the wineries and taste some of their vintages before buying a bottle or two. Make sure to have lunch at The Girl and the Fig in Sonoma. Its gastronomical creations are made using local ingredients, and for a light lunch try a plate of local artisan cheeses paired with a bottle of wine. thegirlandthefig. com Evening: End your stay in San Francisco with a visit to the historic Westin St Francis, one of the oldest hotels in the city. Located in Union Square, the hotel is home to Chateau Montelena tasting room, where you can enjoy a glass of Sauvignon Blanc before dining at Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steakhouse – also located in the St. Francis. westinstfrancis.com


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You’ve broiled it, you’ve deep fried it, but have you tried roasting it lately? Ingredients

Of course this recipe also works for a weeknight dinner. The chicken comes out terrifically moist and tender. And because the chicken is flattened before it is cooked, it is finished much faster than traditional roasting methods. Here’s what you’ll need: • 4-pound whole chicken • 1 tablespoon kosher salt • 1 tablespoon garlic powder • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper • Prep time from start to finish. 50 minutes (10 minutes active). • Servings. 8.

My recipe for a romantic picnic? A roasted chicken with sandwich trimmings. Roll with me on this one. It’s easy and totally appropriate. You start out by following my couldn’t-be-easier recipe for cast-iron skillet roasted whole chicken. The gist is that you split the bird at the backbone (technically called spatchcocking, but that just seems inappropriate in this context), sear it breast side down on the stovetop, then flip the bird and finish it in the oven. When the chicken is cooked, you let it cool, then you cover it and refrigerate it right from the pan. You even can do the roasting the night before. Instructions: 1. Heat the oven to 425 F. 2. Place the chicken on the cutting board breast side down. Use sturdy kitchen shears to cut down the length of the spine on both sides. Discard the spine. Turn the bird breast side up. Gripping the 2 cut sides where the spine used to be, open up the bird, pressing down firmly at the centre to flatten it. 3. In a small bowl, mix togeth-

Put this in your picnic basket (sans cast-iron skillet, of course)

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Fresh and fruity almond smoothie Let this crisp and fruity drink give you a smart morning start, or drink it as an afternoon snack to keep hunger at bay. Robust Raspberry Almond Smoothie (Makes 6 servings) Ingredients: 2 cups almond milk 1, 12-oz package frozen raspberries 2 medium bananas, cut into chunks 2-3 tbsp honey ½ tsp almond extract 3 tbsp almond butter ½ cup vanilla soy ice cream 12 fresh raspberries (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a blender; whirl until smooth. Pour into 6 glasses and garnish with fresh raspberries if desired.

A four-pound chicken should provide enough meat for eight sandwiches.

chicken breast side down. Let the chicken brown for 5 minutes, then use tongs to carefully flip the bird so the breast side is up. Set the skillet in the oven and roast for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the thickest part

er the salt, garlic powder, thyme and pepper. Rub the mixture evenly over the entire chicken. 4. Set a large cast-iron skillet on a burner over medium-high. When the skillet it hot, add the

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reaches 165 F. Remove the chicken from the oven. Either serve immediately or let cool and refrigerate for use in a picnic as described above.

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Creamy potato salad a guilt-free barbecue hit So you’re having a barbecue and you want to keep it at least a little healthy. You’ve got the lean chicken breasts marinating and ready for the grill. You’ve got a colorful tossed salad filled with the season’s bounty. You’ve got corn on the cob for grilling and fresh watermelon and strawberries for nibbling. That’s a good start. But you also know that no summer barbecue is complete without a creamy and rich potato salad. Except you also know just how unhealthy a potato salad smothered in mayonnaise can be. The good news is that you can enjoy a great potato salad without sacrificing your commitment to healthy eating. Here are our tips for making that happen. First, make sure you leave the skins on the potatoes. Potato skins contain much of the potatoes’ fibre, as well heaps of vitamins and minerals, including a crazy

bring to a boil and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until just tender when pierced with a fork. Drain the potatoes and spread out on a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with the vinegar and set aside to cool.

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Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the yogurt,

sour cream, scallions, mustard, dill, thyme and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in the pimentos, artichoke bottoms and celery. Once the potatoes have cooled, gently stir in until thoroughly coated. Chill until ready to serve. The associated press

Do you have Diabetes and Do“Stomach you haveProblems”? Diabetes and “Stomach Problems”? Artichokes work in place of eggs in this healthier potato salad.

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amount of potassium (even more than bananas). Second, replace the commonly added hard-boiled egg. While eggs do add plenty of protein, if you’re barbecuing it’s unlikely that protein

deprivation is your problem. And egg yolks also add plenty of unnecessary fat. So we replaced the egg with chopped canned artichoke hearts, which have a similar texture and a wonderfully subtle fla-

2 pounds red potatoes, cubed

5.3-ounce container fat-free plain Greek yogurt

2 teaspoons minced fresh dill

Salt

1/4 cup low-fat sour cream

2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme

1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar

3 scallions, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Ground black pepper

vour that complements the potatoes.

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Place the potatoes in a large pot, then add enough cool water to cover by 1 inch. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, then

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4-ounce jar chopped pimentos 14-ounce can artichoke bottoms, drained 2 ribs celery, diced

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Parents, I’m not getting paid Labour sans the loonies. It’s not exactly what you want for Junior right now, but let’s weigh the benefits

@TalentEgg: What do your parents think about your summer job/internship/co-op? @CarlieMcC My parents appreciate that I’m getting experience in a field I enjoy, they just wish I was making money! #intern @theYingWang my parents can’t understand that tweeting at people all day constitutes a proper internship; they’re happy for me nonetheless!

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Your child just found their dream internship and your nightmare of a compensation guarantee: unpaid. But unpaid internships, although daunting at first, can be an extremely beneficial (and integral) step in your child’s career path. Stephanie Reid, an executive assistant at BlueCat Networks and mother of two unpaid interns, once had her own hesitations about the working-for-free lifestyle. However, as her two children gained invaluable work experience and turned their internships into success stories, she realized the value of the unpaid internship. “It’s not the same if an intern is doing solitary photocopying all day and thus not learning anything or

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@cheapstudents They are really glad I am getting the experience while completing my degree. @ShabShah my parents are quite happy I got a great co-op (especially my mom b/c I’m living at home -

she has extra help around the house!) @cassruggiero They are happy I am getting experience, but wish i was paid enough to not live paycheque to paycheque! @Roshan_Singh My parents believe that summer jobs/internships/co-op positions aren’t helpful for finding my career job @ncliteur my parents are very excited that I’m moving to Moscow to experience a new culture and get experience abroad. @tricia_bernardo my parents don’t fully understand what I do for my summer job, they’re just glad it’s close to home and that I love it!

The interview you have with your child about their internship may be just important as the one they’ll secure because of the unpaid role. istock

meeting people,” she says. Luckily both of her children interned at organizations related to their own career aspirations. “I know we are very lucky to be able to do this,” Reid says. “If I knew what I know now, I would have suggested to my kids and all of their

friends that they start putting money aside for an opportunity like this as soon as they enter high school, even.” Reid offers the following tips and advice to fellow parents struggling with the idea of their child

embarking upon an unpaid position: • Evaluate the internship. Pushy parents

Helicopter parent horror stories: • “One parent wanted to

sit in during the interview.”

• “A parent called a polit-

ician to push me to hire his son.”

• “A parent came by my

desk and told me that he expected his daughter to get preference for a position since he was a manager at the company.”

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Internships are beneficial only if your child is learning career-related skills, making industry connections and utilizing the education they have.

• Encourage your child to secure extra hours at their paid, part-time jobs in order to compensate for the money they aren’t making while interning.

• Internships can show your child what they actually want to do. “After hearing about how many kids change course, I guess the main thing I was hoping for was confirmation that they were on the right track at school — or not — and getting the chance to fix that quickly,” Reid adds.

• Accept that things take time. Reid’s son found his three-month internship extended for another three months and, after discussing the difficulties of continuing down the unpaid path, both realized that three months isn’t necessarily long enough to prove yourself to an employer.

• Set a timeline. Agree with your child that you’ll re-evaluate how things are going in four months, for example, to ensure that they are benefitting from their internship and, if they aren’t, to begin exploring new paths.

Leah Ruehlicke is a Marketing/ Editorial Assistant at TalentEgg, and a recent Cultural Studies and English graduate from Trent University. TalentEgg.ca is Canada’s leading job site and career resource for students and new graduates.


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Breathe a little easier Do your part. There are various ways you can contribute to Clean Air Day Peter Doyle For Metro

The Commuter Challenge encourages people to cycle, walk, use public transit or carpool to help keep our air clean. Goodshoot/Thinkstock

Wednesday is Clean Air Day in Edmonton and across Canada. The goal is to raise awareness of the important links between air quality and human health, and to encourage people to do their part. Air pollution is a major cause of health problems in Canada — one in five of us

suffers from some form of respiratory problem and up to 16,000 Canadians die each year due to poor air quality. There is much we can do to help all of us breathe a little easier. In fact, our day-to-day activities account for approximately 35 per cent of total carbon dioxide emissions. Perhaps the easiest way to contribute to clean air is to drive less. The emissions from cars, trucks and buses are major contributors to air pollution. The Commuter Challenge — on all week — encourages people to walk, cycle, use public transit or carpool to get to work. If it’s at all possible, park your car this week

— or at least Wednesday. Here are some other driving tips: • Rather than wait in long drive-through lines (for coffee or food), park the car and go in. • Keep tires properly inflated and wheels aligned. • Gasoline fumes contribute to poor air quality. To prevent evaporation, be careful not to spill gasoline and fill your vehicle’s tank in the evening when it’s cooler outside. • Tune up your car regularly. • Use an energy-conserving (EC) grade motor oil. • If you see a vehicle emitting too much smoke, jot down the licence plate number and report it to police.

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Healthy air Here are some other ways to help keep our air clean and healthy: • Use low-VOC or water-based paints, stains, finishes and paint strippers. • Don’t smoke. • Plant deciduous trees around your home to provide shade in the summer, but to allow light in the winter. • Keep wood stoves and fireplaces well-maintained. • Conserve energy whenever possible (e.g., use a clothesline, connect outdoor lights to a timer, wash clothes in cold or warm water instead of hot water).


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‘Playing on another planet’ NHL. Quick likely to run away with Conn Smythe trophy after historic post-season for Kings Jonathan Quick has set the bar so high for himself, his Los Angeles Kings teammates can barely see it. “He’s playing on another planet,” forward Jarret Stoll said Tuesday. “That’s what he expects.” The 26-year-old American has put together a post-season that is taking on historical proportions. As the Kings enter Wednesday’s Game 4 against New Jersey with a chance to win the Stanley Cup, Quick sat poised to post some of the best playoff statistics in NHL history. In the process, he’s completely eliminated any debate there might be about who deserves to take home the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. “In these playoffs, every game he’s been on,” said Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille,

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“I’m certainly a better coach now than I was 10 or 15 years ago. I learned a lot about myself. I learned a lot about the game, too.” Michel Therrien, who said he believes he will be a better, wiser coach than he was in his first stint behind the Montreal Canadiens bench. New general manager Marc Bergevin named Therrien as head coach on Tuesday. Therrien took over behind the Habs bench during the 2000-01 season and left midway through 2002-03. Since then, Therrien has coached in the AHL, reached a Stanley Cup final with the Pittsburgh Penguins, done pro scouting and, most recently, worked as a Canadiens television analyst.

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Euro money stacks up to World Cup’s The European Championship begins Friday boasting the numbers to back its reputation as one of the world’s elite sporting events. UEFA will earn commercial revenues of at least $1.6 billion US for the 16-team tournament in Poland and Ukraine, rivaling FIFA’s 32-nation World Cup for average match value. With each match expected to draw an average television audience of 150 million fans worldwide, Euro 2012 will bring a near-daily diet of ratings bigger than the Super Bowl.

Kings defenceman Willie Mitchell congratulates goalie Jonathan Quick after Game 3 on Monday in Los Angeles. HARRY HOW/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brown-Parise

Cup captains show further growth in U.S. It has happened only once in NHL history, but it will definitely happen again: An American captain will hoist the Stanley Cup. Whether it’s the Kings’ Dustin Brown of Ithaca, N.Y., or Zach Parise of Minneapolis doing it in the event of a New Jersey comeback, it’s a sign of the rise of American hockey. “It’s one more statement about the particular development of our sport and our program in America,” said Dave Ogrean, executive director of USA Hockey. Parise and Brown were both 14 years old when Derian Hatcher, of Sterling Heights, Mich., led the Dallas Stars to the Stanley Cup over the Buffalo Sabres in 1999. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Fred Stamps looks to rebound from injury

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Fred Stamps in Vancouver in August 2008. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE NHL

Fresh off his first national championship with Kentucky, John Calipari is coaching the Dominican Republic basketball team in an attempt to qualify for the Olympics this summer. Scan the code for the story.

Jonathan Quick’s .950 save percentage in the playoffs would rank him first all-time and his 1.36 goals-against average would be better than any goaltender in the last 52 years.

the Kings’ president of business operations. “He’s been very, very special.” The Devils have been unable to find a way to solve him. As one-sided as the Stanley Cup final seems right now, it likely wouldn’t have looked that way if not for the performance of Quick. He’s been particularly sharp early in games during this series, giving the Kings a chance to get more comfortable while planting seeds of doubt in the minds of Devils players. “We’re creating as many chances this round as we had against the Rangers the prior round — we’re not finishing,” said Devils coach Pete DeBoer. “He’s played very well.... We’ve never been able to grab momentum, (score the) first goal, at a critical time.” Added veteran Devils goalie Martin Brodeur: “We’ve got to find ways to score.” Quick has been a cornerstone for the Kings for three seasons, but this is the first one where he’s commanded national attention. A little shy and short with answers, he comes across as someone who wouldn’t mind getting his anonymity back. But that’s unlikely now that he has a chance to match Tim Thomas’ trophy haul of a year ago by winning the Stanley Cup, Conn Smythe and the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top goalie.

Cloutier added to Flames’ staff Jacques Cloutier has joined the Calgary Flames coaching staff as Bob Hartley’s assistant. The former Quebec Nordiques goalie was Hartley’s assistant last season with the Zurich Lions of the Swiss elite league. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Fred Stamps is too busy concentrating on the next phase of his CFL career with the Edmonton Eskimos to waste much time talking about the devastating injury that could have ended it last season. Stamps suffered a ruptured testicle in a game against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Aug. 5 and required surgery to remove it. However, he only missed three games and not only finished the season but registered his third straight 1,000-yard receiving campaign. So it’s no surprise to his coaches and teammates that just over two weeks after undergoing his second followup

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Stamps, age 31, had 82 catches for 1,153 yards and eight TDs in 15 games last season.

With quarterback Ricky Ray traded to Toronto, the Eskimos are going to need Stamps at his best this season.

surgical procedure, Stamps is biding his time on the sidelines at training camp and eager to rejoin the fray. “I’m fine,” Stamps said TuesFrench Open

Garnett, Pierce put Celtics on brink of finals Kevin Garnett finished with 26 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce hit a three-pointer over LeBron James in the final minute and the Boston Celtics moved one win away from an Eastern Conference

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Djokovic survives Tsonga to advance

title by beating the Miami Heat 94-90 on Tuesday night.

Top-seeded Novak Djokovic overcame four match points, and a wildly partisan crowd, for a 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1 victory over France’s Jo-W ilfried Tsonga Tuesday to advance to the French Open men’s semifinals.

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Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, left, fouls Chris Bosh on Tuesday in Miami. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

day after the morning session of two-a-day workouts. He’s deemed himself ready to play but is being kept out of full workouts by head coach Kavis Reed. Stamps, who finished the game against Winnipeg after taking an accidental kick to the groin, has been a study in resolve since overcoming an injury that makes grown men wince just talking about it. “I have the ultimate respect for this guy,” receivers coach Derrell Mitchell said of Stamps. “Some guys would have called it a season. Some guys would have called it a career.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

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“I think we have the right game plan. We just need to play a little better for a little longer.” Tim Duncan, whose Spurs trail the Thunder 3-2 in the Western Conference final after a 108-103 loss on Monday night.


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NATIONAL LEAGUE

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Washington Miami New York Atlanta Philadelphia

W 31 29 25 23 21

L 23 25 30 30 33

Pct .574 .537 .455 .434 .389

GB — 2 61/2 1 7 /2 10

Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Houston Chicago

CENTRAL DIVISION

WEST DIVISION W 32 28 25 24

L 23 28 32 31

Pct .582 .500 .439 .436

GB — 41/2 8 8

Last night’s results Toronto 9 Chicago White Sox 5 Baltimore 8 Boston 6 (10 innings) Cleveland 4 Detroit 2 Kansas City 1 Minnesota 0 N.Y. Yankees 7 Tampa Bay 0 Seattle at L.A. Angels Texas at Oakland Monday’s results Minnesota 10 Kansas City 7 Oakland 12 Texas 1 Seattle 8 L.A. Angels 6 Tonight’s games — All Times Eastern Cleveland (J.Gomez 3-4) at Detroit (Scherzer 5-3), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Cobb 2-1) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 6-2), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (W.Chen 4-2) at Boston (Beckett 4-5), 7:10 p.m. Minnesota (Blackburn 1-4) at Kansas City (F.Paulino 3-1), 8:10 p.m. Toronto (Morrow 6-3) at Chicago White Sox (Quintana 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Noesi 2-6) at L.A. Angels (Williams 6-2), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Lewis 4-4) at Oakland (Colon 4-6), 10:05 p.m.

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R.Romero pitched to one batter in the eighth. PB—Pierzynski 2. Umpires—Home, Jim Joyce; First, Mike Estabrook; Second, Jim Reynolds; Third, Vic Carapazza. T—2:44. A—23,107 (40,615) at Chicago.

35 31 25 24 18

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Last night’s results Atlanta 11 Miami 0 Chicago Cubs 10 Milwaukee 0 Houston 9 St. Louis 8 L.A. Dodgers 2 Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh 8 Cincinnati 4 Washington 7 N.Y. Mets 6 (12 innings) Colorado at Arizona San Francisco at San Diego Monday’s results Colorado 4 Arizona 0 L.A. Dodgers 4 Philadelphia 3 San Francisco 3 Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 5 N.Y. Mets 4 Tonight’s games All Times Eastern San Francisco (Bumgarner 6-4) at San Diego (Richard 2-6), 6:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 7-2) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 2-4), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 1-2) at Washington (E.Jackson 1-3), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Delgado 3-5) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 3-3), 7:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Lincoln 3-0) at Cincinnati (Cueto 5-3), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Wainwright 4-6) at Houston (Norris 5-2), 8:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Maholm 4-4) at Milwaukee (Greinke 6-2), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (Outman 0-1) at Arizona (Miley 6-2), 9:40 p.m.

HO CKE Y AHL PLAYOFFS CALDER CUP FINAL

NORFOLK (E1) VS. TORONTO (W2)

BB SO 1 4 1 0 0 1 4 0 0

Los Angeles San Francisco Arizona Colorado San Diego

(Best of 7)

E—R.Davis (3), Rasmus (2), Lawrie (8). DP— Chicago 1. LOB—Toronto 7, Chicago 5. 2B— Lawrie (7), Rasmus (11). HR—Rasmus (7), Cooper (2), A.Dunn (18), Pierzynski (10). S— Beckham. SF—Bautista. Toronto R.Romero W,7-1 Cordero L.Perez Chicago Humber L,2-3 Z.Stewart Ohman

L 22 24 24 25 29

WEST DIVISION

Texas Los Angeles Seattle Oakland

ab 5 5 3 4 4 4 5 4 4 38

W 31 31 31 30 28

CENTRAL DIVISION

Chicago Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Minnesota

3 0 1

TE NNIS FRENCH OPEN

(Norfolk leads series 2-0) Saturday’s result Norfolk 4 Toronto 2 Friday’s result Norfolk 3 Toronto 1 Tomorrow’s game — All Times Eastern Norfolk at Toronto, 7 p.m. Saturday’s game Norfolk at Toronto, 3 p.m. Sunday’s game 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.

Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova (7), Russia, def. Vania King, U.S., and Yaroslava Shvedova (3), Kazakhstan, 6-3, 6-4.

NEW JERSEY (E6) VS.LOS ANGELES (W8)

At Paris Yesterday’s results

x — played only if necessary.

Singles — Quarter-finals Novak Djokovic (1), Serbia, def. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (5), France, 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1. Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, def. Juan Martin del Potro (9), Argentina, 3-6, 6-7 (4), 62, 6-0, 6-3. Doubles — Quarter-finals Bob and Mike Bryan (2), U.S., def. Oliver Marach, Austria, and Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Pakistan, and JeanJulien Rojer (10), Netherlands, def. Michael Llodra, France, and Nenad Zimonjic (3), Serbia, 6-4, 2-1 (retired).

(Best of 7)

EAST DIVISION

Tampa Bay Baltimore New York Boston Toronto

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NHL P LAYOFFS STANLEY CUP FINAL (Los Angeles leads series 3-0) Monday’s result Los Angeles 4 New Jersey 0 Saturday’s result Los Angeles 2 New Jersey 1 (OT) Tonight’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.

SCORING LEADERS

MIXED DOUBLES

MEN

WOMEN G 8 7 8 7 8 6 7 3 8 3 7 4 3 3 6

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.Carter, LA

A 10 11 9 10 10 9 7 11 5 10 5 8 10 9 5

Singles — Quarter-finals Sam Stosur (6), Australia, def. Dominika Cibulkova (15), Slovakia, 6-4, 6-1. Sara Errani (21), Italy, def. Angelique Kerber (10), Germany, 6-3, 7-6 (2). Doubles — Quarter-finals Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (5), Czech Republic, def. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, and Katarina Srebotnik (2), Slovenia, 6-1, 5-7, 7-6 (4).

PT 18 18 17 17 18 15 14 14 13 13 12 12 13 12 11

EASTERN CONFERENCE

DRIVER'S CHAMPIONSHIP

(after sixth of 20 races) 1. Fernando Alonso, Spain, Ferrari, 76 points; 2. (tie), Sebastian Vettel, Germany, Red Bull; and Mark Webber, Australia, Red Bull, 73; 4. Lewis Hamilton, England, McLaren, 63; 5. Nico Rosberg, Germany, Mercedes, 59; 6. Kimi Raikkonen, Finland, Lotus, 51; 7. Jenson Button, England, McLaren, 45; 8. Romain Grosjean, France, Lotus, 35; 9. Pastor Maldonado, Venezuela, Williams, 29; 10. Sergio Perez, Mexico, Sauber, 22.

NEXT RACE: Sunday — Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal

NASCAR SPRINT CUP Through June 3 1. Greg Biffle, 486 points; 2. Matt Kenseth, 485; 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 476; 4. Denny Hamlin, 464; 5. Jimmie Johnson, 453; 6. Martin Truex Jr., 441; 7. Kevin Harvick, 440; 8. Tony Stewart, 407; 9. Kyle Busch, 406; 10. Clint Bowyer, 405. 11. Brad Keselowski, 400; 12. Carl Edwards, 390; 13. Ryan Newman, 366; 14. Kasey Kahne, 365; 15. Paul Menard, 364; 16. Joey Logano, 350; 17. Aric Almirola, 329; 18. Jeff Burton, 322; 19. Marcos Ambrose, 321; 20. Juan Pablo Montoya, 312. 21. (tie), Jeff Gordon and Jamie McMurray, 311; 23. A J Allmendinger, 292; 24. Mark Martin, 283; 25. Regan Smith, 282; 26. Kurt Busch, 275; 27. Bobby Labonte, 266; 28. Casey Mears, 234; 29. David Ragan, 222; 30. David Gilliland, 206. 31. Landon Cassill, 187; 32. Travis Kvapil, 184; 33. David Reutimann, 175; 34. Dave Blaney, 173; 35. David Stremme, 103; 36. J.J. Yeley, 90; 37. Michael McDowell, 67; 38. Brian Vickers, 66; 39. Brendan Gaughan, 50; 40. Ken Schrader, 47.

NEXT RACE: Sunday — Pocono 400, Long Pond, Pa.

GP W L 15 8 4 13 8 3 12 8 3 12 5 4 13 5 5 11 4 3 13 5 7 13 3 7 11 2 7 10 1 9

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

Girl’s Singles — Second Round Taylor Townsend (1), U.S., def. Carol Zhao, Richmond Hill, Ont., 6-7 (1), 7-6 (5), 6-4. Eugenie Bouchard (7), Westmount, Que., def. Elise Mertens, Belgium, 6-2, 7-6 (4). Doubles — First Round Eugenie Bouchard (7), Westmount, Que., and Taylor Townsend (1), U.S., def. Justine De Sutter, Belgium, and Darya Kasatkina, Russia, 6-1, 6-2. Francoise Abanda, Montreal, and Sachia Vickery (4), U.S., def. Zuzanna Maciejewska, Poland, and Kathinka von Deichmann, Liechtenstein, 6-3, 6-4. Camilla Rosatello, Italy, and Ioana Loredana Rosca, Romania, def. Sabina Sharipova, Uzbekistan, and Carol Zhao (8), Richmond Hill, Ont., 3-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8 (tiebreak).

T 3 2 1 3 3 4 1 3 2 0

All Times Eastern GF GA 28 19 26 18 17 10 13 13 15 17 12 12 18 18 15 21 8 14 8 21

14 14 13 12 13 13 12 15 13

9 8 7 5 6 4 3 3 3

3 3 3 3 6 6 5 8 8

2 3 3 4 1 3 4 4 2

22 27 16 13 20 9 12 15 15

Saturday’s result New England 2 Chicago 0 Sunday’s game — All Times Eastern Houston at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16 Colorado at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Seattle at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m.

Pt 27 26 25 18 18 16 16 12 8 3

14 17 9 14 18 14 15 24 21

29 27 24 19 19 15 13 13 11

FIRST ROUND

EASTERN CONFERENCE

MIAMI (2) VS. BOSTON (4) (Boston leads series 3-2) Last night’s result Boston 94 Miami 90 Sunday’s result Boston 93 Miami 91 (OT) Tomorrow’s game Miami at Boston, 8:30 p.m. Saturday’s game x-Boston at Miami, 8:30 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

SAN ANTONIO (1) VS. OKLAHOMA CITY (2) (Oklahoma City leads series 3-2) Monday’s result Oklahoma City 108 San Antonio 103 Saturday’s result Oklahoma City 109 San Antonio 103 Tonight’s game San Antonio at Oklahoma City, 9 p.m. Friday’s game x-Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 9 p.m. x — played only if necessary.

CELTICS 94, HEAT 90

MIAMI (90)

GROUP A

Friday’s games At Warsaw, Poland Poland vs. Greece, noon At Wroclaw, Poland Russia vs. Czech Republic, 2:45 p.m.

GROUP B

Saturday’s games At Kharkiv, Ukraine Netherlands vs. Denmark, noon At Lviv, Ukraine Germany vs. Portugal, 2:45 p.m.

GROUP C

Sunday’s games At Gdansk, Poland Spain vs. Italy, noon At Poznan, Poland Ireland vs. Croatia, 2:45 p.m.

GROUP D

Monday, June 11 At Donetsk, Ukraine France vs. England, noon At Kiev, Ukraine Ukraine vs. Sweden, 2:45 p.m.

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING OCEANIA

NASL

SECOND ROUND

Puerto Rico Minnesota San Antonio Fort Lauderdale Tampa Bay Edmonton Carolina Atlanta

(Best of 7) All Times Eastern

Pierce 6-19 5-5 19, Bass 4-8 2-2 10, Garnett 11-20 4-6 26, Rondo 3-15 1-2 7, Allen 2-9 8-8 13, Stiemsma 1-1 1-2 3, Pietrus 5-8 1-2 13, Dooling 1-1 0-0 3, Daniels 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 3381 22-27 94.

EURO 2012

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

JUNIORS

NBA P LAYOF FS CONFERENCE FINALS

BOSTON (94)

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Quarter-finals Elena Vesnina, Russia, and Leander Paes (5), India, def. Liezel Huber, U.S., and Max Mirnyi (1), Belarus, 4-6, 7-5, 10-5 (tiebreak). Galina Voskoboeva, Kazakhstan, and Daniele Bracciali, Italy, def. Nuria Llagostera Vives, Spain, and Oliver Marach, Austria, 6-1, 6-2.

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T 2 5 4 4 3 2 5 5

GF GA 17 7 14 8 11 9 15 17 11 13 11 12 13 19 13 20

Sunday’s result Atlanta 2 Edmonton 1 Saturday’s games — All Times Eastern Minnesota at Carolina, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Puerto Rico, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at San Antonio, 8:45 p.m. Sunday’s game Fort Lauderdale at Edmonton, 4 p.m.

Pt 17 17 16 13 12 8 8 8

Yesterday’s results Group A At Honiara, Solomon Islands New Caledonia 9 Samoa 0 Tahiti 4 Vanuatu 1

FRIENDLIES Yesterday’s results (home teams listed first) Armenia 3 Kazakhstan 0 Austria 0 Romania 0 France 4 Estonia 0 Philippines 2 Indonesia 2 Sweden 2 Serbia 1 At Ingolstadt, Austria Turkey 2 Ukraine 0

James 11-25 6-8 30, Battier 2-4 0-0 5, Haslem 1-5 1-2 3, Chalmers 3-7 2-3 9, Wade 10-22 6-8 27, Bosh 3-8 3-3 9, Miller 1-3 0-0 3, Jones 1-4 1-1 4, Cole 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 32-82 19-25 90. Boston Miami

16 24 25 29 —94 24 18 18 30 —90

3-Point Goals—Boston 6-15 (Pietrus 2-4, Pierce 2-5, Dooling 1-1, Allen 1-4, Rondo 0-1), Miami 7-26 (James 2-6, Battier 1-3, Jones 1-3, Miller 1-3, Wade 1-3, Chalmers 1-5, Bosh 0-1, Cole 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Boston 49 (Garnett 11), Miami 60 (Haslem 14). Assists—Boston 19 (Rondo 13), Miami 13 (Chalmers, Wade 3). Total Fouls—Boston 21, Miami 21. Technicals—Bass, Boston defensive three second, Chalmers. A—20,021 (19,600) at Miami.

CYC LIN G CRITERIUM DU DAUPHINE At Saint-Felicien, France Yesterday’s results Second stage — 160 kilometres 1. Daniel Moreno, Spain, Katusha, four hours, two minutes, 38 seconds; 2. Julien Simon, France, Saur-Sojasun, s.t.; 3. Tony Gallopin, France, RadioShack-Nissan, s.t.; 4. Rinaldo Nocentini, Italy, AG2R La Mondiale, s.t.; 5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck, Belgium, Lotto Belisol, s.t.; 6. Luis Leon Sanchez, Spain, Rabobank, s.t.; 7. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC, s.t.; 8. Janez Brajkovic, Slovenia, Astana, s.t.; 9. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, s.t.; 10. Thomas Voeckler, Germany, Europcar, s.t. Overall Standings (after two stages) 1. Bradley Wiggins, Britain, Sky Procycling, eight hours 45 minutes 42 seconds; 2. Cadel Evans, Australia, BMC Racing, one second behind; 3. Andriy Grivko, Ukraine, Astana, 0:02; 4. Carlos Barredo, Spain, Rabobank, same time; 5. Tony Martin, Germany, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, 0:04; 6. Paul Martens, Germany, Rabobank, s.t.

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On the powertrain front, the Mustang V6 and Boss 302 ratings are unchanged at 305 and 444 horsepower, respectively. However the V8powered GT now makes 420 horsepower, up eight. In addition, the six-speed manualtransmission cars now have “hill start assist” that prevents the vehicle from rolling backward on an incline.

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The interior remains a familiar spot, unless you select the newly optional cloth or leather-covered Recaro-brand sport-seat option that provides significant support when cornering. Also available is a Track Apps dashboard information screen that shows cornering g-forces, acceleration times and braking intervals.

North American automobile design. Back then it was referred to as “planned obsolescence.” Now, more than 50 years later, Ford has seemingly revived this pattern with the Mustang. The rapidity of renewal with the original ponycar is understandable … sort of. Without question, General Motors’ Chevrolet division has painted a giant bulls eye on the Mustang’s hindquar-

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2013 Ford Mustang • Type. Two-door, rear-wheeldrive sport coupe/convertible. • Engines (hp): 3.7-litre DOHC V6 (305); 5.0-litre DOHC V8 (420/444); 5.8-litre DOHC V8, supercharged (662).

Wide price range

Naturally, Mustangs feature something for every budget, beginning at $25,500 for the base V6 coupe and $32,500 for the convertible, ranging all the way up to $63,200 for the Shelby GT 500 coupe ($68,200 for the soft top).

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Once you go diesel, you might not go back Review. Still sitting on the fence about hybrids? The Jetta TDI and its supreme fuel economy offers an enticing alternative Justin Pritchard

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Unless you like shovelling heaps of your hard-earned cash into the registers at local gas stations, the Volkswagen Jetta TDI is a car you need to test-drive. Big thing about the Jetta TDI? It’s a diesel. Diesel has about 30 per cent more energy per unit than gasoline — meaning the Jetta’s TDI four-cylinder engine creates 140 horsepower and a robust 236 pounds of torque from just two litres of displacement and a turbocharger. Diesel engines generate lots of torque — which is the all-important figure when it comes to getting things moving. That’s why most trains and transports drink diesel fuel. Sure, the Jetta TDI will never haul a transport trailer or skid off roofing shingles, but its powerplant boasts exceptional mileage alongside a power-band that’s meatier than a bag full of Baconators. Diesel makes heaps of sense if you aren’t quite sold

on a hybrid. What if the hybrid drive motor conks out, outside of warranty? Will that hybrid battery do its job at -40 C when you return to the Park ’N Fly with a suitcase full of Dominican rum? None of these are concerns faced by TDI owners. And unlike days gone by, the new breed of TDI diesel engines run clean as a whistle. There’s no smell, no soot and no smoke. The tester’s powerplant was as quiet, smooth and refined as anything comparable running on gasoline — if not more so. The tester also ran Volkswagen’s dual-clutch Direct Shift Gearbox or DSG transmission, which shifts precisely, at lightning speed, and so smoothly you’d never feel a thing. Performance and fuel mileage are enhanced with this gearbox. I watched delightedly as my fuel gauge took 180 kilometres to drop from ‘full’ and racked up some 500 clicks before reaching the ‘half’ mark. It took just under 700 kilometres before the tank dropped below a quarter full. I only visited the gas station once during my week-long test, and I’m OK with that. Overall consumption landed at 6.9 L/100 km. With plenty of city driving, highspeed highway cruising and my lead foot, that isn’t bad at all. And with all that torque, Jetta TDI rips along something fierce when you give it

For a sedan that grabs attention with its fuel efficiency, the design is actually pretty nice as well. all photos by JUSTIN PRITCHARD

the boots. You’re not sacrificing performance here. Extra points for the comfy heated leather seats, potent Fender audio system and fantastic headlight performance at night. Roominess for four adults is adequate, the trunk is gen-

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My only major complaint dealt with the cabin, which has been ‘cheapened’ compared to the last-generation Jetta to facilitate a lower price tag. It’s assembled nicely and pleasing to look at, though the abundance of hard plastics let things down a little

when touching most surfaces. At the end of the day, those in the market for an upscale, slightly sporty, very thrifty and highly refined fuel miser should be sure to give the Jetta TDI a whirl — alongside the Chevrolet Cruze Eco, Mazda 3 Skyactiv and Hyundai Sonata Blue Drive.

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Amphicars go wild at annual Fleetwood Country Cruize-in Autopilot

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• Highest rear fins of any production car. • About 4,000 built, about 2,000 left. • Prone to rust (imagine that). • Capable of 70 m.p.h. on land, 8 knots on water. • Requires both vehicle and boat licenses. • Owner gatherings called “Swim Ins.” Yes folks, that is a car. And it’s driving in the water. At bottom right, Ina Cabanas and her husband Bob, owners of an Amphicar, are pictured. contributed

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Azera offered slice of value and luxury Second Gear. 2006 to 2009 Hyundai Azera Justin Pritchard

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Intended as a budget-minded luxury sedan to compete with the Toyota Solara, Lincoln MKZ and Chrysler 300, Hyundai’s Azera was available in its last generation from model years 2006 to 2009 inclusive. Bringing Hyundai’s reputation for value into the luxury sedan scene, it featured automatic climate control, a rear seat sunshade, power leather heated seats, adjustable pedals, rain-sensing wipers, and an in-dash CD-changer. Common Issues

Numerous drivers have reported alignment issues and short life from the factory tires. A full check of the front suspension, especially on earlier models, is advised — as is a check for signs of alignment problems. Inspect the Azera’s dashboard for signs of cracking, especially around the passenger front airbag. Numerous reports of cracked dashboards have surfaced online. A similarly common problem is the rear sunshade. Ensure this motorized accessory works as expected. Other issues deal with various interior accessories, door locks and door handles. End of the day, shoppers are advised to scrutinize their potential used Azera for signs of defective or broken accessories.

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Engine

Under the hood, a 3.8-litre V6 teamed up with a five-speed automatic transmission sent 263 horsepower to the front wheels. No other engines or transmissions were available.

What Owners Like

Overall value, spaciousness, styling, ride quality and luxury bang-for-the-buck were highly rated attributes of the Azera. Owners also rate the stereo, performance, trunk size and fit and finish highly.

What Owners Dislike

Complaints dealt with seat comfort, some squeaks and rattles as the car ages, poor night time interior illumination and a small trunk opening.

Verdict

Though some issues are present, the Azera’s driveline looks solid and worry-free. A healthy Azera with a mechanical thumbs-up should provide a luxurious driving experience for shoppers on a budget.


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Crossword

Across 1 Ottoman official 4 Braying beast 7 Prejudice 11 “No ifs, ands, or —” 13 Spot on a domino 14 Aware of 15 Cornfield invader 16 — out a living 17 Individuals 18 Plant of the cashew family 20 Sentry’s call 22 Wrigley product 24 Touchtone feature 28 No purebred 32 Isolated 33 Author James 34 Paving gunk 36 Greek vowel 37 Startle 39 Arrested 41 Liverpool’s river 43 Luau side dish 44 Tiny branch 46 Medication measures 50 Leslie Caron role 53 Sprite 55 Troop group 56 Leif’s father 57 Appomattox surrenderer 58 Ganges garment 59 Halloween face

Yesterday’s Crossword

Sudoku

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Virgo | Aug. 23 - Sept. 22.

According to the planets you have been taking it easy and doing just enough to get by, but that must now change.

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You may think you are a law unto yourself but even a Taurus has to toe the line occasionally and if you are smart you will tone down your act a bit over the next few days.

You need to be more adventurous. That applies to all areas of your life but especially to your work where you could miss out on a golden opportunity if you are afraid to take a risk.

You may have some serious issues to deal with but that does not mean you cannot have fun. Leo | July 23 - Aug. 22. Avoid petty arguments and focus your energy on things that really matter.

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Aquarius | Jan. 21 - Feb 18. You can sense that so much

is possible. But don’t get carried away, especially where romance is concerned. Head and heart must be balanced.

Pisces | Feb. 19 - March 20.

Whatever good ideas you have today you are advised to do something with them quickly, because later in the week you may not have time to do them justice. Sally brompton

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