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Fire destroys 3 homes in Lewis Estates No injuries. Block evacuated, firefighters rescue dog from burning home Annalise Klingbeil

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Three homes in Lewis Estates on 215th Street and 88th Avenue were destroyed by fire on Sunday afternoon. LMD-EDM-Metro-5y-10x164-CLR.pdf 1 13-04-09 10:20 AM It is not known what caused the fire. Annalise Klingbeil/metro

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Mark Planche was in his bedroom on Sunday afternoon when he heard someone outside screaming, “The house is on fire!” “I looked out my window; I smelled smoke. I got the hell out,” he said. Still in his pyjama pants, Planche watched from across the street as a fire destroyed the home next to his house, and two more beside it, around 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. “There are three houses that are a total writeoff,” said

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District Chief Lorne Corbett, standing in front of the consumed homes in Lewis Estates, as firefighters doused hot spots Sunday afternoon. There were no injuries at the two-alarm blaze, and a dog was saved from one of the burning homes, Corbett said. “Our firefighters went in, they located that dog, they returned it to the owners and the dog is OK,” he said. Corbett credited a quick de-

fensive attack from crews and low winds with keeping the fire under control. “If this was a high kilometre wind, this most definitely would have involved a few more houses to the east,” he said. The home Planche has lived in for eight years suffered scorched siding and cosmetic damage. As he watched firefighters douse hot spots, Planche said he was happy no one was hurt. “You can replace stuff. Stuff is just stuff. Everyone got out, all the animals are safe,” he said. Matt Germsheid had just put his son down for a nap when he looked outside and saw the house next to his neighbour’s home on fire. By the time he got his son and a pair of shoes, the fire had spread to his neighbour’s house.


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Family bonding at annual charity run Children participate in the Little Legs Race portion of the Mother’s Day run. PATRICK NGUYEN/FOR METRO

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Wildfires spark provincial fire ban Hot, dry conditions and gusty winds fueled wildfires that prompted the evacuation of two Alberta communities on Sunday. The hamlets of Nordegg and Lodgepole were both evacuated as wildfires moved close to each community. The provincial Environment and Sustainable Resource department also imposed a fire weather advisory in the forest protection areas in southern and central Alberta, which includes the areas south and west of the capital region. The department says the conditions are ideal for a major fire. RYAN TUMILTY/METRO

18th Annual Mother’s Day Run. Event in support of Stollery Children’s Hospital drew more than 2,100 runners despite clouds PATRICK NGUYEN

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Thousands of Edmontonians participated in the annual Sport Chek Mother’s Day Run and Walk on Sunday and organizers estimate they raised more than $100,000 for the Stollery Children’s Hospital. This year marks the 18th in-

something that is doing good things for the community. My boy seems to enjoy the crowds too.” The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is looking to put the money raised from this year’s run towards purchasing two critical pieces of equipment, which together bear a total cost of $102,000. Also part of the event was a Little Legs Race, in which children of the participants ran on Foote Field’s track. Every child who participated received a medal. The event made it extra fun for kids, said Marcy Lewis, a participating mother. “My daughter really loved that part. She was very happy and proud with her medal.”

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• The runners chose a 5- or 10-kilometre trek. • The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation wants to buy an Optical Coherence Tomography, which is a non-contact medical imaging technology similar to ultrasound and MRI. • They also want to purchase a Non-Mydriatic Fundus Camera, which is a table-based digital camera unit for photographing features of the back of the eye.

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Fall vote. Race for school trustees well underway When Edmontonians go to the polls this fall, they will be electing school trustees as well as councillors and a number of candidates have already thrown their names into the race. Current public school board chair Sarah Hoffman has announced plans to seek a second term as the Ward G representative, as has Cheryl Johner, who represents Ward A. Michael Janz, the current trustee for Ward F, and Leslie Cleary, the current Ward I trustee, will also seek another term. Former provincial NDP leader Ray Martin has announced his plans to contest Ward D in the fall. Tina Jardine, who worked in the Edmonton public school system and was president of the board’s support staff union, has announced her plans to

Spencer West. Legless man who began his journey in Edmonton remains vigilant as he walks on his hands to Calgary

Board chair Sarah Hoffman is among the incumbents who will seek re-election this fall. metro file

seek the Ward C seat. Karen Pheasant, a PhD student in the faculty of education at the University of Alberta, is bidding for the same Ward C seat. In the Catholic system, current Ward 77 trustee Laura Thibert will run again, and business owner and community volunteer Brad Lohner intends to contest Ward 74.

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Candidates. 3 newcomers enter council race With 163 days to go before election day, three more candidates have now entered the council race. Current school trustee Dave Colburn announced Sunday that he plans to seek the seat in Ward 7 this fall, joining incumbent Tony Caterina and perennial candidate Mimi Williams in that race. David Dodge, a past president of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, is running in Ward 3. Dodge is a producer with Green Energy

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Cleveland. Ariel Castro’s brothers say they didn’t know of kidnappings Two brothers of the Cleveland kidnapping suspect say they fear people still believe they had something to do with the three missing women found in his home. Onil and Pedro Castro told CNN that they’ve been getting death threats even after police decided not to charge them. Pedro Castro says he would have turned in his brother

Ariel if he had known he was involved in the women’s disappearance. Ariel Castro is suspected of holding the women captive in his home for a decade. Authorities say he kidnapped all three, raped them and fathered a child with one. The women were found May 6. The brothers were initially taken into custody then released. the associated press

Lawyer Kathleen DeMetz talks with Pedro Castro as Onil Castro, left, watches and Ariel Castro, right, looks down. Tony Dejak/the associated press

Three dead, three kids rescued in U.S. standoff New Jersey. Mother, 44, and her son, 13, found dead; suspect killed by police as he held three kids — 18, 16 and four — captive The bodies of a woman and her 13-year-old son were found after a days-long standoff, and her boyfriend was killed as officers stormed the home to rescue three other children he had been holding captive, authorities said Sunday. Police officers went to the South Trenton home Friday afternoon after reports that some of the children hadn’t been to school in 12 days, authorities said Sunday at a news conference. Officers entered the home through a rear door and smelled an odour consistent with that of a decomposing body, Trenton Police Director

Ralph Rivera Jr. said. They found 38-year-old Gerald “Skip” Murphy in an upstairs bedroom, and he Gerald “Skip” told them he Murphy was armed the associated press with a gun and explosives and had three children with him, Mercer County Prosecutor Joseph L. Bocchini Jr. said. Officers retreated from the second floor and rescued a 19-year-old man from the basement, who said he hadn’t seen his mother or siblings since about April 24. A SWAT team was called in, and an arson bomb unit also appeared on the scene. Police said Murphy could be seen from a window holding a black handgun. Police remained in contact with Murphy throughout the 37-hour-long standoff and

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passed food into the home through an upstairs window, state police Col. Rick Fuentes said. Murphy kept the captives with him inside the roughly 10-foot-by-11-foot bedroom throughout the standoff, authorities said. Officers stormed the home at around 3:45 a.m. Sunday. Police said they shot Murphy be-

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Turkey says it won’t get into Syrian war Twin car bombs. Biggest incident of violence across border since start of crisis Turkey’s prime minister vowed Sunday his country won’t be drawn into Syria’s civil war, despite twin car bombings the government

believes were carried out by a group of Turks with close ties to pro-government groups in Syria. Forty-six people died. Syria has rejected allegations it was behind the attacks. But Turkish authorities said Sunday they had detained nine Turkish citizens with links to the Syrian intelligence agency in connection with the bombings in the border town of Reyhanli, a hub for Syrian

Sleepless in Israel. Critics restless over Netanyahu’s $127K bed on 5-hour flight Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will seek alternate sleeping arrangements when travelling after receiving a sky-high bill for installing a customized bed on a recent flight to London, officials close to the leader said. Netanyahu found himself facing a public uproar on Sunday after Israel’s Channel 10 TV reported over the weekend that he had spent $127,000 US in public funds on a special sleeping cabin for the five-hour flight to attend Margaret Thatcher’s funeral last month. Netanyahu’s office initially defended the decision, saying the prime minister had a busy schedule ahead of the flight and needed to be fresh for important meetings in Britain. But following public criticism, officials close to Netanyahu said late Saturday that he had been unaware of the cost, and once informed, ordered the bed be cancelled on all future flights. The uproar comes at a delicate time. Netanyahu’s government is in the process of drawing up a budget China coal mines

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Authorities say 40 miners have died in two separate coal mine explosions in southwestern China. Officials say 28 miners were killed in a blast Saturday at a coal mine in Sichuan province. They say 108 people were underground at the time. Less than 24 hours earlier, another coal mine blast in neighbouring Guizhou province killed 12 people.

Indonesian authorities say they intercepted a wooden fishing boat Sunday carrying 96 Middle Eastern asylum seekers trying to reach Australia. The boat was stopped off the Benoa port on Bali island. Many initially refused to leave the boat, but agreed after an all-day standoff. Two Indonesian crew members were held on people-smuggling charges. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Illegal-downloading megasuits rear head north of the border Anti-piracy battle. Case involving Teksavvy, Voltage Pictures could pave way for U.S.-style actions on file-sharing Massive lawsuits targeting people who illegally download copyrighted content are common in the U.S., where people have been stuck with hefty fines and out-of-court settlements. Now there’s an attempt to bring that to Canada. At the centre of the effort is Canipre, the only anti-

piracy enforcement firm that provides forensic services to copyright-holders in Canada. The Montreal-based firm has been monitoring Canadian users’ downloading of pirated content for several months. It has now gathered more than one million different evidence files, according to its managing director Barry Logan. One of its clients is now before Federal Court in Toronto, requesting customer information for over 1,000 IP addresses — a user’s unique Internet signature — collected by Canipre. That client is the American studio Voltage Pictures, maker

of hundreds of films, including the Academy-Award-winning Hurt Locker. On the other side of the case is Teksavvy, an Ontario-based Internet provider. The IP addresses flagged by Canipre link back to its users. The case is set to resume next month. If the court orders Teksavvy to hand over customer info, it could be the beginning of a new chapter in the anti-piracy battle in Canada. “We have a long list of clients waiting to go to court,” said Logan, who estimates that about 100 different companies are paying close attention to the case. The Canadian press

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Branson honours a bet British entrepreneur Richard Branson, left, poses with AirAsia’s chief executive Tony Fernandes while dressed as an AirAsia flight attendant at a low-cost carrier terminal in Malaysia on Sunday. The Virgin Group founder had his legs shaved, put on lipstick and squeezed into the red outfit to honour a bet by serving as a flight attendant on an AirAsia trip from Perth, Australia, to Malaysia. Branson lost a bet to Fernandes in 2010 after they wagered their Formula One racing teams would finish ahead of each other. Vincent Thian/The Associated Press

Creating a bigger presence for industry at the world’s premiere international forum on northern issues won’t distract from its work on environmental problems, says the Conservative cabinet minister about to lead the group. “Absolutely not,” said Leona Aglukkaq, who will assume the chairmanship of the group of the eight nations that ring the North Pole starting on Wednesday. “That research — the work of interest to all the Arctic regions — that will continue during our chairmanship.” Central to Aglukkaq’s plans for her two-year term heading the Arctic Council is the creation of an Arctic business forum. The Canadian press

Factory collapse. Bangladesh Climate change. Project aims London. Vanishing Banksy to raise garment workers’ pay to track megacity emissions work will go back up for sale Bangladesh’s government plans to raise the minimum wage for garment workers, a cabinet minister said Sunday, after the deaths of more than 1,100 people in the collapse of a factory building focused international attention on the textile industry’s dismal pay and hazardous working conditions. A new minimum-wage board will issue recommendations for pay raises within three months, Textiles Minister Abdul Latif Siddiky said.

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fossil fuels. It’s part of a budding effort to track the carbon footprints of megacities, urban hubs with over 10 million people that are increasingly responsible for human-caused global warming. For years, greenhouse pollutants have been closely monitored around the planet by stations on the ground and in space. Now, scientists are observing large cities’ emissions to help independently verify whether local climate goals are being met. The Associated press

An artwork by secretive graffiti artist Banksy that sparked controversy when it disappeared from the side of a north London store has been put up for sale in the U.K., months after it was yanked from the block in Miami. The stencil of a young boy sewing Union Jack bunting vanished in February, upsetting art lovers in the gritty Turnpike Lane area. It reappeared on the website of Miami’s Fine Art Auctions with an estimated price of $500,000 to $700,000

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TAKE TO THE STREETS, EDMONTON by the privileged few. Many people in Beijing Much as I carp, cavil and complain about Edmonlive in apartments that are really only a room, ton, it’s good to be coming home. By the time you often with a shared kitchen and bathroom. read this, I’ll be back in the land of blue sky, When you live in such a place and want to eat clean air and water you can drink without boilwith your friends, you are most likely to do it ing it first. outside your home, and voila, lots of people on There are a number of adjectives one can the streets. apply to Beijing. Boring isn’t one of them. BeiWe are beginning to create a street culture jing, like New York and other world cities of simiin Edmonton, albeit at a glacial pace. However, lar size, is a 24-hour city. There is never a time the existence of food trucks and the easing of when it’s quiet. Less noisy, perhaps, but never patio restrictions are steps in the right direcquiet. It’s truly a city that never sleeps. tion. But we are going to need to make it easier Beijing has achieved something that seems   URBAN COMPASS  for creative small entrepreneurs to do business to elude us in Edmonton: Activity on the street. if we are ever really going to have anything Day and night, people are eating at restaurants, Terence Harding close to vibrancy in the downtown. both outdoors and indoors, or from the thouedmonton@metronews.ca One thing the Chinese really understand is sands of food vendors that seem to occupy every that light attracts much more than moths. People are attracted corner. to light because it says, “Things are happening here. There are We are unlikely ever to duplicate that in Edmonton. Average people here. There are things to do here.” The brighter and more Beijingers use the city as their living and dining rooms. Though animated the lights, the greater the draw. there are western-sized apartments here, they are afforded only

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One thing the Chinese really understand is that light attracts much more than moths. People are attracted to light because it says, “Things are happening here. There are people here. There are things to do here.” The brighter and more animated the lights, the greater the draw. We should use that information when it comes to Winston Churchill Square and the area surrounding it. The entire district should be lit up like Christmas every night of the year. We have some highly creative people in this city who could help create “lightscapes” that say, “Happening place.” Add food vendors and such and I think we could change the square from concrete desert to social oasis.

Bike benefit. Motorcyclist issues a chopper challenge

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News worth sharing Media will always have to report on the tough stuff. But we know that Canada is full of compassionate people, inspiring projects and stories worth celebrating. Here’s just one. We all know extra diligence is needed when operating a motorcycle. Aaron Lardner learned this lesson the hardest way possible when, in 2003, the Edmonton motorcycle enthusiast lost a rider in a crash. In that moment his life was changed forever, and he chose to commit himself to the cause of motorcycle safety. He began by salvaging the wreckage of his Harley-Davidson Softail and donating it to   Letters 

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It’s the journey, not the destination Buddhists carry lanterns in a parade during the Lotus Lantern Festival to celebrate the upcoming birthday of the Buddha on a street in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday. Legend has it the Buddha was born to a royal Hindu family in what is now known as Nepal and on the night he was conceived, his mother,

On a full moon

Queen Maya, dreamed a white elephant with six white tusks walked around her three times, then hit her and disappeared into her right side. When she became pregnant, Queen Maya set off for her father’s kingdom to give birth, as was the tradition. But the Buddha was born along the journey in a garden beneath a sal tree. Dailymail.co.uk/with files from the associated press

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Although the exact date is unknown, scholars believe the Buddha was born around 2,557 years ago. In Korea, his birthday is traditionally celebrated on the full moon in May.

The light in the dark Across Asia, the Buddha’s birthday is celebrated with colourful parades. The lighting of a lotus-shaped lantern in Buddhism symbolizes a display of religious devotion to perform good deeds and lighting up the dark parts of the world that are filled with agony. Across South Korea, many temples provide free meals and tea to all visitors. Dailymail.co.uk

RE: Hockey Alberta to Ban Body Checking at Peewee Level, published May 8 As players for the Calgary Saints Division 2 Peewee Hockey Team, we disagree with the ban on checking in the peewee and bantam age groups. We are both 12-year-olds. If the ban on checking goes ahead, when we get to the Bantam level where checking is allowed, we will be playing against players who will have three years of playing with checking, while we will only have one year of experience. We will have forgotten

charity. “I figured if there was a way to make something of that bike, maybe some good could come of it.” He rebuilt the Softail as an Oilers-themed chopper and raffled it to raise money for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Now, Lardner is calling on Edmonton to help him organize a charity motorcycle ride and bike auction to benefit WIN House women’s shelter and foster a spirit of community safety. To get involved, contact Lardner at alardner@shaw.ca or 780-893-2031. Craig and Marc Kielburger

Craig and Marc Kielburger are founders of Free The Children. Send your stories to goodnews@metowe.com and we’ll share them right here. how to check safely, and will be injured much more easily. Also, if you ban checking at this level only in Alberta, when we go out of province to play, we won’t know how to take a check safely. Instead of taking away checking completely, we think there should be a zero-tolerance policy on headhunting, which means deliberately hitting another player in the head. Checking makes the game more exciting for both players and spectators. It is an important part of the game of hockey — please don’t take it away! Curtis Jackson and Kieran Ruscheinski, Calgary

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The way we watch television has changed rapidly over the last decade with the rise of the Internet. Today, all it takes is a smartphone to plug into your favourite program. Over the next few days, Metro takes a look at how television has shaped us, and where it might go next. Today, we take a look back, beginning in a time when the concept of television was an intellectual imagining.

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Russian scientist Constantin Perskyi coins the word “television” in a paper at the World’s Fair in Paris. Trading cards sold there predict colour TV and news radio in the year 2000.

Russian-born Vladimir Zworykin patents the first television colour tube. First moving image transmitted.

Television introduced in the United States, followed by Britain, Germany, France and the Soviet Union.

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1936 Berlin Olympics become the world’s first televised sports event. The BBC introduces the world’s first regular TV service: three hours per day.

1947 U.S. news program Meet the Press launched. Harry Truman is first U.S. president to address the nation from White House via television. He asks for food for Europe.

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Television introduced in Japan and Italy. Regular TV broadcasts introduced in the United States.

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U.S. morning TV program Today Show begins.

Over half of U.S. households own a TV set.

Elvis Presley appears on the Ed Sullivan Show.

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1971 U.S. sitcom All in the Family launched, possibly first to discuss homosexuality.

Sony introduces first home video recorder.

1980 The ‘Who Shot J.R.?’ instalment of the soap opera Dallas becomes the mostwatched TV program in U.S. history.

2011 NCIS is the most popular TV drama in the United States.

1983 The final episode of M*A*S*H becomes the most-watched television program in history. 2010

3-D TV introduced.

Reality TV boom begins 1999 with shows like Big Brother and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Even bigger deal: The Sopranos premieres.

1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (pictured) on the moon, watched by more than 700 million people. 1985 First Blockbuster video-rental store opens.

American inventor Charles Francis Jenkins broadcasts the first television commercial.

1960 TV debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon decides U.S. election. 1989 The Simpsons premieres. Airing that same year: Seinfeld.

1999 TiVo, which allows users to record shows while skipping ads, launched.

1995

DVD player invented.

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With his new Fisher-Price CD A Father’s Lullaby, Nick Lachey found a way to combine two of his greatest loves: music and his son, Camden. But his latest solo project and his 8-month-old baby aren’t the only projects keeping him busy these days: he’s also readying for a summer tour with the reunited 98 Degrees, with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block for an arena tour appropriately dubbed The Package. On top of that, 98 Degrees have just released a new album, their first in more than a decade. We caught up with Lachey before he started rehearsals for the summer shows. We hear you’re gonna bring Camden on the road with you this summer. I am, yeah. I don’t wanna miss anything. He changes

so much and I don’t wanna miss a moment, so selfishly I’m gonna bring him on the road. We’re all gonna tour as a family. (My brother) Drew and I are gonna share a bus. My family will be out for a while and his family will come out for a while. The cool thing about doing it with the group again is that we’re at different times in our lives. We get to share it now with our families and with our kids, which is cool. With all those babies, is it gonna be a gigantic kid-friendly party on the bus? Well, between the three bands on this tour we have about 30 kids combined. There’s gonna be quite a few kids and quite a few nannies running around. When you reunited with the group, was it easy to pick up where you

guys left off ? It all kind of felt like it just fell back into place. It was really natural and it almost seemed like it was yesterday. That felt good. It’s been a lot of fun, and as long as we’re having fun, the rest is easy. You guys will be dancing, we hope. We will be dancing. Some people call it dancing. Other people may call it convulsing. The music’s changed a lot

over the course of the last 12 years. With this new album, I think we’ve done a good job of changing with the times, but also staying true to who we are. It’s a lot more up-tempo stuff on this record because that’s kind of where music’s at, but we’re excited to introduce everybody to it and we’re excited for people to hear the record. So kids’ music is not the final be-all, end-all of Nick Lachey’s career? (Laughs) If that were gonna be the case, I’d be fine with that. I loved making that record, but no. It’s cool to be able to do different things. The lullaby project was very different from the 98 Degrees project and very different from other solo projects.

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Isla Fisher heats up this summer’s hit blockbusters Now you see her — twice. With Gatsby and Now You See Me, Fisher packs a one-two summer-movie season punch

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Yes, that’s Isla Fisher appearing in two of the first major films of the season: the latest adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, as well as the crime caper Now You See Me. “It’s really exciting,” Fisher says. “I guess I don’t feel any pressure because I’m not the lead in either movie.” In Gatsby, she’s the ill-

fated Myrtle Wilson — logging precious, but little, screen time. In Now You See Me, Fisher plays one of a quartet of magicians who use their talents to take back money from immoral millionaires and return it to the people they bilked. The film boasts an all-star cast, including Morgan Freeman and Woody Harrelson. “And Mark Ruffalo is chasing after us, and Melanie Laurent and Michael Caine,” she adds in a recent interview. “(It’s) basically a lot of people nominated for Oscars — and then me, a SAG member, committing these heists.” During filming of Now You See Me, Fisher (whose first name is pronounced EYE-luh)

had a close call. “I was chained underwater,” the 37-year-old Australian-raised actress recalls. “I had a quick release on my wrists and a quick release on my feet, but the chain that was tying my wrists to my ankles ... It got looped around the bottom of the tank. I’d already been under for two-anda-half minutes, and I couldn’t get up for air. And I did have a moment of, just, ‘Oh my gosh. Not in a swimming costume. No one wants to go in a swimming costume.’” Fisher, who has two children with actor-husband Sacha Baron Cohen, seemed poised for name-above-thetitle stardom after a breakout performance in the 2005

comedy Wedding Crashers and headlining the 2010 comedy Confessions of a Shopaholic, which grossed more than $100 million worldwide. But that success did not catapult her to leadinglady stardom. Instead, she’s stayed steadily employed as a working character actor. “I naturally gravitate towards people who don’t mind getting ugly,” Fisher says. “That’s why I think I’ve not really enjoyed the ‘ingenue’ road, or at least it has not been offered to me, because I’m willing to pull a bad face, and to sweat a bit. Or glow.” The Great Gatsby opened Friday. Now You See Me opens May 31.the associated press


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the racy stuff. “They may be willing to ‘friend’ their mother, but when they do, they take down the drinking or partying or suggestive photographs,” she says. Meanwhile, parenting expert Susan Newman recommends that mothers wait until their children are independent adults before friending them.

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Is three really more stressful? New study. Weighing in on a report that claims three is the most stressful number of kids to have IT’S ALL RELATIVE Kathy Buckworth, kathybuckworth.com

One of my favourite lines from The Simpsons is when Bart complains he is having the worst day of his life. “So far,” responds his unsympathetic yet correctly predictive father Homer. I liken that to a study by Today.com that suggests three is the most stressful number of children to have. A mom of three explains that, versus two kids, the stress level increases when it comes to things like crossing the street. I would agree that getting three kids to do anything in tandem is harder than getting two kids to do it. But I have four kids, and to the best of my recollection, I don’t recall sprouting an extra arm when that last child arrived. Maybe for moms of three, three is the most stressful

number of children for them to have ... so far. The study indicates mothers of more than three kids, on average, described themselves as at a lower stress level than their triumvirate sisters. It concludes that families with more than three children experience the Duggar Effect, referencing the TLC reality family with 19 children. While I am 15 short of this number, I admit older kids can, on occasion, help younger kids. But does that really offset the stress of knowing you have more children to feed, clothe, potty train, change sheets for, teach how to drive, suffer through first dates with, explain birth control to and pay post-secondary education for? According to MoneySense.ca, the average cost of raising a child in Canada is almost $245,000. Adding this expense for each child doesn’t raise your stress level? Really? I’m not saying that three kids aren’t stressful for a lot of people. It can be. Just like it is very stressful for some parents of one child, two, four, five, etc. I call it the Pitter Patter Principle. (The original Peter Principle I’m referencing states that people are promoted to a level of incompetency.)

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Josh Knoller, a young professional in New York City, spent years refusing his mother’s “friend request” on Facebook before, eventually, “caving in.” Today they have an agreement: she’ll try not to make

University communications professor Paul Levinson, author of New New Media. “Facebook has been a boon to family relationships,” says Levinson. Kelly McBride, an assistant professor of communications at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, says her students who “friend” their mothers keep their Facebook pages benign, using other social media like Instagram or Twitter for

embarrassing comments, and he can delete them if she does. One in three mothers are connected with their teens over Facebook, according to the social networking giant’s review of how users selfidentify. With more than one billion Facebook users, that’s a lot of mothers and kids keeping in touch through social media, says Fordham

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Perhaps those who are lucky enough to actively choose the number of children they have sometimes also reach beyond the level of what they would see as acceptable stress. They are not incompetent in this way, of course; they just learn

when to stop. So what comes first? The proverbial chicken or the fertilized egg? The stress of having kids or the stress level of the parents prior to having them? Since we can’t give back the number of children

we had past the third one to do a truly fair comparison (I may have tried), I guess we’ll never know. KATHY BUCKWORTH IS AN AWARD WINNING WRITER. VISIT KATHYBUCKWORTH.COM OR FOLLOW KATHY ON TWITTER @KATHYBUCKWORTH.

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Casual meets highbrow in Seafood Pasta Pizza with Dill and goat cheese; bake for 10 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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pasta in boiling water according to package instructions or until firm to the bite. Drain and place in mixing bowl. Add egg, milk and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. Pour into pan and bake 20 minutes.

2. In non-stick skillet sprayed

In same skillet, heat oil; sauté garlic, peppers and onions for 4 minutes.

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Meanwhile, in small bowl combine stock, milk and flour until smooth. Add to skillet and simmer on low heat until

thickened, approximately 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add dill and seafood. Pour into pan. Sprinkle with mozzarella

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• 6 oz broken linguine • 1 egg • 1/3 cup 2% milk • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese • 8 oz seafood, (shrimp, scallops, squid) • 1 tsp vegetable oil • 1 1/2 tsp crushed garlic • 3/4 cup diced sweet red peppers • 1/4 cup chopped green onions • 1/4 cup sliced red onions • 1 cup cold seafood or chicken stock • 1 cup 2% milk • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour • 1/3 cup chopped fresh dill • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

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Chili’s Quesadilla Explosion Salad with balsamic dressing 1,300 calories/86 g fat/ 2,470 mg sodium

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Chili’s Caribbean Salad including grilled chicken 610 calories/25 g fat/ 810 mg sodium All the fresh fruit and vegetables make this a much healthier salad.

Pulled Chicken gets a Caesar salad touch With temperatures getting warmer, we’d rather be soaking up the heat than cooking in it. Although slow cookers are known for their ability to prepare hot comfort foods through the winter, savvy Canadian families are finding that slowcooker meals in the spring offer them more time to enjoy the season instead of spending it inside worrying about dinner. One of these great recipes is the Pulled Chicken Caesar Salad Sandwich.

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Pour 1/2 of the barbecue sauce into the bottom of your slow cooker. Ingredients • 1 500 ml jar of your favourite barbecue sauce • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 1 ET TU Caesar Original Salad Kit • 1 head of fresh romaine or 2 romaine hearts • 6-8 kaiser rolls or hamburger buns

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Laying out the law: Get familiar with the field beyond the faces on TV The jury’s in. A world of opportunity awaits you in the land of the legal, but where do you successfully start your search? Ylva Van Buuren CareerBear.com

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Study says there’s more to flipping burgers than students may know Young and able. Research reveals that students who take on jobs in high school more likely to succeed

The wonders of work

“It’s really important for people to understand how they contribute to making an organization function.”

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According to a study published by Drexel University’s Center for Labour Markets and Policy, teens who spend some time bagging groceries or cyphoning fries into happy meals have a larger shot at success throughout their career. Paul Harrington, a Drexel University labour economist and lead author of the study, says that work experience in a formal job during high school (from ages 16 to 19) correspond to a 20 to 25 per cent increase in salary for teens

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almost a decade later. In this case, a “formal” job means a gig in food service or retail for a larger company, as opposed to work like babysitting or cutting the neighbor’s grass. High

school students who work, he says, are also more likely to have a job a decade after high school than their peers. The numbers are even stronger for teen boys, Harrington says.

“I think there’s a dignity in work,” Harrington says. “It’s really important for people to understand how they contribute to making an organization function. The way you under-

stand how that works is by doing it.” The other piece of data that the study revealed is that attendance in high school is a very strong indicator of good things to come. Harrington says that having high daily attendance in school means that students have a much higher chance of graduating from college. “Woody Allen said 90 per cent of life is showing up,” Harrington says. “Turns out he was right.”

Frown-worthy findings

So what’s the bad news? The Drexel University study also found that as the economy has suffered, jobs for teens have become more difficult to come by. In the Metro Philadelphia area, for example, the study revealed that in 2000, about 44 per cent of teens between the ages of 16 and 19 had jobs. Today, that number has fallen to 25 per cent, mostly due to the lack of employment opportunities, and also to the fact that older workers are holding onto jobs longer than they have in previous decades.

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Bringing business to your own backyard Welcome to my world. If you’re psyched about your own surroundings, why not consider becoming a tour guide? Even after 16 years as a tour guide, Josh Silver still breaks out in an irrepressible ear-toear grin when he discusses the history of Philadelphia. He started in 1997 as a part-time guide at Clifton House — a historical home just outside of Philadelphia — and discovered he was a natural. Silver has an affinity for local history, combined with a habit of describing events and artifacts with strict precision: “My friend calls it my bow-tie way of talking,” he says with a laugh. “The challenge for me is staying fresh. And that takes a lot of self-generated motivation,” explains Silver. “After

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a while you have a lot of material to lean on, but you’ve got to push yourself to keep learning and incorporating new things.” Silver has worked for almost every tour-guiding company in the city, and currently rotates between two small for-profit companies and one non-profit. “It can be an excellent way to get some supplemental income with something that’s always challenging and keeps you learning,” says Silver. “But if you want to do it, I

The tough of the tour

On holding your own as a host: • Today Josh Silver is one of the most soughtafter guides in the city. But he still has to hustle to remain a full-time guide. • There are few — if any — Philadelphia tour-guiding companies that offer full-time work, and almost all hire guides exclusively as freelancers.

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Report: Boogaard family files lawsuit against NHL The New York Times is reporting that Derek Boogaard’s family has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NHL. In the lawsuit, the family says the NHL is responsible for the brain damage that Boogaard sustained during six seasons as an enforcer, and for his addiction to prescription painkillers. Boogaard was found dead of an accidental overdose of pain medication and alcohol on May 13, 2011. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MLB

Jays bash their way past BoSox Jose Bautista hit two of Toronto’s five home runs, and the Blue Jays beat the Boston Red Sox 12-4 Sunday to take two of three in the weekend series. Emilio Bonifacio, Edwin Encarnacion and Brett Lawrie also homered for the Blue Jays, who have won just seven of their last 20 and are last in the AL East at 15-24. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Phil Kessel puts the puck past Tuukka Rask to give the Maple Leafs a 2-0 lead in the third period on Sunday night at Air Canada Centre. Kessel scored after Dion Phaneuf made it 1-0 earlier in the third, and the Leafs held on for a 2-1 win to send the first-round series back to Boston for Game 7 on Monday night. STEVE RUSSELL/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Leafs bloom in 3rd to force series to 7 NHL playoffs. Firstround clash now in door-die scenario as Buds finally give Toronto fans a post-season win at ACC A young Toronto team whose previous exposure to the NHL playoffs was largely watching them on TV is looking to make a little post-season history of its own. Captain Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel scored third-period goals Sunday night as the surging Maple Leafs edged the Bruins 2-1 to send their playoff

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series back to Boston for Game 7 on Monday. The Leafs, making their return to the post-season for the first time since 2004, became the 48th team in Stanley Cup history to rally from a 3-1 deficit to force Game 7. The only time Toronto has come back from a 3-1 deficit to win a series

was the 1942 Stanley Cup final against the Detroit Red Wings when the Leafs trailed 3-0 before reeling off four straight wins. Sunday’s win also snapped a 54-year stretch of home playoff failure against the Bruins. Toronto’s last home playoff win against Boston was March 31, 1959, when the Leafs won 3-2 in overtime. Nine straight postseason home losses followed in the decades since with Boston outscoring Toronto 38-24. On Sunday, the Bruins started well but couldn’t beat James Reimer and the Leafs took over the game as it wore on. Boston coach Claude Julien was critical of his team’s puck

management and decisionmaking. “We’ve been a Jekyll and Hyde hockey team all year and that’s what you’re seeing right now,” he said. “I think it’s important to us to bring the good Bruins team to the table for Game 7.” That goes Monday night at the TD Garden. A loss and Boston, Cup winners in 2011, will exit in the seventh game of the first round for the second year in a row. Reimer was again steady in the Toronto net, making 29 saves to earn the win. Milan Lucic scored for Boston with 26 seconds left in the third. THE CANADIAN PRESS

WHL champs: Third time’s the charm for Winterhawks

The Winterhawks’ Brendan Leipsic is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Oil Kings in Game 5 on Friday. The Winterhawks lost that contest 3-2 in overtime, but bounced back to take Game 6, 5-1, to capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup. DOUG BEGHTEL/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/THE OREGONIAN

Ty Rattie had three goals to lead the Portland Winterhawks to a 5-1 Game 6 victory over the Edmonton Oil Kings to claim the Western Hockey League title on Sunday. It was the third straight year the Winterhawks had advanced to the final, but first time they’ve claimed the Ed Chynoweth Cup. Two of Rattie’s goals came while the Winterhawks were shorthanded. Oliver Bjork-

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goal for Edmonton. The Western Hockey League in November suspended Winterhawks coach and general manager Mike Johnston for the rest of the season, fined the team $200,000 and took away several draft picks Wednesday because of player-benefit violations over the past four seasons. The Winterhawks advance to the Memorial Cup later this month in Saskatoon. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots for his seventh NHL playoff shutout and Derick Brassard scored in the second-period as the New York Rangers stayed alive with a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Sunday to force a Game 7 in the first-round series. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Curry overcomes ankle worry to lead Warriors’ OT flurry NBA playoffs. Golden State and San Antonio head into Game 5 tied two games apiece His spirits down, his left ankle limp and his team’s season hanging in the balance, Stephen Curry wondered whether he could recover for the biggest game of his career until a text message popped up on his phone around 2 a.m. Saturday. Curry called back his mother, Sonya, and vented his frustrations about his latest — and most inopportune — injury setback. Finally, she spoke up to calm his concerns. “She just reminded me ... to rely on my teammates and support,” Curry said. What followed was a Mother’s Day masterpiece.

Stephen Curry and the Warriors beat the Spurs 97-87 in overtime Sunday. Jed Jacobsohn/Getty IMages

Curry scored 22 points to go with six rebounds and four assists on a bum ankle, rallying the Golden State Warriors past the San Antonio Spurs 97-87 in overtime Sunday to even the

Western Conference semifinal at two games apiece. “It seems like every time you get on a roll and feel somewhat healthy there’s a setback,” said Curry, who shot 7-for-15 from the floor, including 5-for-10 from 3-point range. “And it just tests you. It changes your routine. It changes your outlook on the game, your preparation. You’ve got to deal with the injury and the adjustments your making as a team.” Game 5 is Tuesday in San Antonio. Harrison Barnes had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack added 24 points in reserve and Andrew Bogut grabbed 18 rebounds to help Golden State erase an eight-point deficit in the final five minutes of regulation. The Warriors followed that up by scoring the first nine points of overtime. The Associated Press

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One more for the trophy case Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson lifts the Premier League trophy following the team’s 2-1 win over Swansea City on Sunday in Manchester, England. In his final home game before retirement, Ferguson claimed his 13th Premier League trophy and 38th trophy overall with United. Alex Livesey/Getty Images

NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS

NHL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE QUARTER-FINALS

(BEST-OF-7 series; All times Eastern)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

(BEST-OF-7 series; All times Eastern)

EASTERN CONFERENCE

PITTSBURGH (1) V. NY ISLANDERS (8) (Pittsburgh wins series 4-2) Saturday’s result Pittsburgh 4 N.Y. Islanders 3 (OT) MONTREAL (2) VS. OTTAWA (7) (Ottawa wins 4-1) WASHINGTON (3) V. NY RANGERS (6) (Series tied 3-3) Sunday’s result NY Rangers 1 Washington 0 Friday’s result Washington 2 NY Rangers 1 (OT) Monday’s game NY Rangers at Washington, 8 p.m. BOSTON (4) VS. TORONTO (5) (Series tied 3-3) Sunday’s result Toronto 2 Boston 1 Friday’s result Toronto 2 Boston 1 Monday’s game Toronto at Boston, 7 p.m. CHICAGO (1) VS. MINNESOTA (8) (Chicago wins 4-1)

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ANAHEIM (2) VS. DETROIT (7) (Series tied 3-3) Sunday’s result Detroit at Anaheim Friday’s result Detroit 4 Anaheim 3 (OT)

OKLAHOMA CITY (1) VS MEMPHIS (5) (Memphis leads series 2-1) Saturday’s result Memphis 87 Oklahoma City 81 Monday’s game Oklahoma City at Memphis, 9:30 p.m.

GOLF At Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Par 72 Fourth round

ST. LOUIS (4) VS. LOS ANGELES (5) (Los Angeles wins 4-2) Friday’s result Los Angeles 2 St. Louis 1 x—played only if necessary G Krejci, Bos 5 Malkin, Phg 2 Crosby, Phg 3 Iginla, Phg 2 Not including last night’s games

WESTERN CONFERENCE

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

VANCOUVER (3) VS. SAN JOSE (6) (San Jose wins 4-0)

SCORING LEADERS

NEW YORK (2) VS INDIANA (3) (Indiana leads series 2-1) Saturday’s result Indiana 82 New York 71 Tuesday’s game New York at Indiana, 7 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO (2) VS GOLDEN STATE (6) (Series tied 2-2) Sunday’s result Golden State 97 San Antonio 87 (OT) Friday’s result San Antonio 102 Golden State 92 Tuesday’s game Golden State at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m.

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MIAMI (1) VS CHICAGO (5) (Miami leads series 2-1) Friday’s result Miami 104 Chicago 94 Monday’s game Miami at Chicago, 7 p.m.

A 6 9 6 7

Pts 11 11 9 9

Tiger Woods, $1,710,000 David Lingmerth, $709,333 Kevin Streelman, $709,333 Jeff Maggert, $709,333 Ryan Palmer, $346,750 Henrik Stenson, $346,750 Martin Laird, $346,750 Marc Leishman, $237,500 Lee Westwood, $237,500 Brandt Snedeker, $237,500 Sergio Garcia, $237,500 Casey Wittenberg, $237,500 Rory McIlroy, $237,500 Ben Crane, $237,500

Also: Graham DeLaet, $67,450 David Hearn, $67,450

67-67-71-70—275 68-68-69-72—277 69-70-71-67—277 70-71-66-70—277 67-69-70-72—278 68-67-71-72—278 71-67-73-67—278 72-66-71-72—281 69-66-74-72—281 71-69-71-70—281 68-65-72-76—281 67-69-70-75—281 66-72-73-70—281 69-71-72-69—281

71-70-74-69—284 72-71-71-70—284

Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday. Woods ended a weekend of verbal sparring with Garcia by doing what he does best — closing out tournaments, even if he let this one turn into a tense duel over the final hour at the TPC Sawgrass. Tied with Garcia with two holes to play, Woods won by finding land on the last two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70. Garcia was standing on the 17th tee shot, staring across the water to an island as Woods made his par. He took aim at the flag with his wedge and hung his head when he saw the ball splash down short of the green. Then, Garcia hit another one in the water on his way to a quadruplebogey 7. He completed his stunning collapse by hitting his tee shot into the water on the 18th and making double bogey. The Associated Press

MLB AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST DIVISION New York Baltimore Boston Tampa Bay Toronto

W 23 23 22 19 15

L 13 15 16 18 24

Pct GB .639 — .605 1 .579 2 1 .514 4 /2 1 .385 9 /2

W 20 20 18 17 15

L 15 15 16 17 20

Pct GB .571 — .571 — .529 11/2 .500 21/2 .429 5

W 24 19 18 14 10

L 13 20 20 23 28

Pct GB .649 — .487 6 .474 61/2 .378 10 .263 141/2

CENTRAL DIVISION Cleveland Detroit Kansas City Minnesota Chicago

WEST DIVISION Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston

SUNDAY’S RESULTS Cleveland 4 Detroit 3 (10 inn.) Toronto 12 Boston 4 Tampa Bay 4 San Diego 2 Baltimore 6 Minnesota 0 N.Y. Yankees 4 Kansas City 2 Texas 12 Houston 7 Seattle 6 Oakland 1 Chicago White Sox 3 L.A. Angels 0 MONDAY’S GAMES — All times Eastern N.Y. Yankees (Phelps 1-1) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-2), 12:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nuno 0-0) at Cleveland (Bauer 1-1), 3:35 p.m. Houston (Norris 4-3) at Detroit (Sanchez 3-3), 7:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Santiago 1-1) at Minnesota (Hernandez 1-0), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 0-2) at L.A. Angels (Blanton 0-6), 10:05 p.m. Texas (Grimm 2-2) at Oakland (Griffin 3-3), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE SUNDAY’S RESULTS

Pittsburgh 3 N.Y. Mets 2 Cincinnati 5 Milwaukee 1 Chicago Cubs 2 Washington 1 Colorado 8 St. Louis 2 San Francisco 5 Atlanta 1 L.A. Dodgers 5 Miami 3 Philadelphia 4 Arizona 2 (10 inn.)


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Horoscopes

Libra

Aries

Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 The cosmic pattern is slowly but surely shifting in your favor and by the end of the week the dark days will be behind you. Today you will have to deal with an emotional issue of some kind.

March 21 - April 20 Make an effort to see yourself the way others see you today. It’s great that you have such a strong self-image but sometimes it makes it hard to understand why not everyone looks at life the same way.

Scorpio

Taurus

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 You will have to make a difficult decision either today or tomorrow and some people are sure to be disappointed. That’s not your concern. The only thing that matters is you stay true to your principles.

April 21 - May 21 The methods you have been using may be effective for you but that does not mean they are right for everyone. You will find yourself at odds with someone you work with today.

Gemini

Sagittarius

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 You may be easygoing by nature but when aroused you make a tenacious opponent. Today’s events will encourage you to stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. With you on their side they might just win.

May 22 - June 21 Your heart and your head are pulling you in opposite directions and it won’t be until later in the week that you choose one approach over the other.

Cancer

June 22 - July 23 Keep your wits about you as the new week begins and try to maintain a light-hearted attitude to everything that happens. Some people may be feeling a bit down but that does not mean you have to get down there with them.

Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 You may worry that if you don’t act quickly you will miss out on an opportunity of some kind but it isn’t true. In fact the planets indicate most strongly that you should bide your time.

Leo

Aquarius

July 24 - Aug. 23 The best way to deal with people who annoy you is to ignore them. There is something imperious in the Leo nature and if you make out that someone does not exist no one else will believe they exist either.

Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 If you have to be critical of someone today, either at home or at work, make sure you wrap up what you say in some kind of sugar coating. Not everyone has such a robust ego as you.

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60. Fleur-de-__ 61. Icon Down 1. Matthew Broderick’s wife’s monogram 2. Papua New Guinea seaport 3. Lettered grocery store 4. Mordecai Richler novel, Solomon __ Was Here

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Sudoku

How to play Fill in the grid, so that every row, every column and every 3x3 box contains the digits 1-9. There is no math involved.

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Virgo

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48. __-inclusive 49. Our robotic space icon 51. Manitoba waterway: 2 wds. 53. Hurried 57. Manipulator, often in showbiz 58. Mr. Rains of “Casablanca” (1942) 59. Group of cattle

Feb. 20 - March 20 Throwing money at a problem won’t get you anywhere. If you stand back from your current situation a bit you will see it’s not nearly as bad as you fear. It never is. SALLY BROMPTON

Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 It may be tempting to sell off a treasured possession so you can pay an outstanding debt but that’s not a good idea.

Weather

Across 1. Minimal or paltry 7. ‘_’ __ in Calgary 10. Eleven: French 14. Spotted big cat 15. Some briefcases 17. __ Vision (Eyewear chain) 18. Chained steeping gadgets 19. Computer purchase 21. Handheld mobile device [acronym] 22. Superhero accessories 25. Bible verb, used with Thou 26. Potter’s supply 27. Hurting 28. Nastiness 29. Unheard in “The Silence of the Lambs” (1991) 30. Month we’re in, in French 31. Elephant’s one of two 32. Jesus’ mom’s namesakes 34. Driveway surface 36. Anne of Green Gables portrayer, Megan __ 38. Kindle download 39. Trudge 40. “__ chance!” 41. __ and downs 42. Grub 43. Sandra Bullock movie, “Two __ __ Sea” (1996) 44. But: French 46. Showy flower 47. Cup: French

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