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Halifax ‘as it should be’ Cogswell Interchange. Hundreds attended workshop sharing ideas for the downtown shakeup

their ideas while the public gave feedback in many forms such as writing notes, placing stickers on their favourite outcomes, or debating with HRM planning staff. Mayor Mike Savage said the project is one of the most exciting he’s been involved with since being elected. “It speaks to Halifax as it could be, and not Halifax as it is and I think we all want to do

North End Business Association, it’s time to change the spot that cut the city in half for 40 years. “It’s just not fun,” Jackson said. “It’s not walkable, there’s nothing appealing or pretty about it. You don’t think to yourself, Oh, it’s a beautiful day, I think I’m going to take a walk around the Cogswell Interchange.” Andy Fillmore, co-founder

A group of people practicse yoga in a grassy park on the waterfront as a young woman cycles by on a wide path, watching puppies in the dog park before continuing to her Open-ended question friend’s apartment overlooking the harbour. This scene hasn’t happened “I’m not worried about the limits right now, I’m just yet, but on Thursday night worried about what’s possible.” over 400 people brainstormed Mayor Mike Savage about how to make it a reality, and what else should occupy of the Strategic Urban Partnerthat,” Savage said. the Cogswell Interchange. Ideas for the roughly 15-acre ship, said all feedback will be “Bike lanes, gardens only made for kids — no parents, space ranged from dog parks, compiled into a report to go to and more trees,” said eight- playgrounds and open spaces regional council this fall. The most common thread year-old Carmen Owen as she for performances and public Mooseheads head coach Dominque Ducharme speaks with right-winger Stephen MacAulay during looked at the planning ideas art, to mixed-income housing, he saw Thursday was an eman afternoon practice before the Memorial Cup Saskatoon on Thursday.tail Halifaxfisees its first a stadium, shopping district, of- phasis on green space and during the Cogswell 1)in The salmon llets are supposed to beShakeup $4.99/lb “room to breathe.” fices, and an aquarium. at the Marriott Hotel. action on Saturday night. See coverage on pages 36, 37. LIAM RICHARDS/THE CANADIAN PRESS 2) The live canners are $4.49 each not For Tracy Jackson of the HALEY RYAN/METRO About 18 $4.99 groups laid out

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10th Blue Nose Marathon to reach Boston, Bahrain

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When dogs heal vets Retired Capt. Medric Cousineau says his dog Thai has helped banish depression, anger, paranoia and suicidal thoughts. DEVAAN INGRAHAM/FOR METRO

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“The (Blue Nose) ‘Just Give ’er’ motto ... for us it really becomes our mantra. If we don’t push it to the max, we’re going to get run over by life.” Retired Capt. Medric Cousineau

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Marathons are a challenge for anyone, but for one Eastern Passage man, Sunday’s Blue Nose is just training for a much longer journey. Retired Capt. Medric Cousineau and his service dog Thai will walk the halfmarathon in preparation for a 50-day walk this summer, launching a challenge to government policy.

The pair will begin the “Long Walk to Sanity” from Dartmouth to Ottawa on Aug. 1 to raise awareness of the impact of service dogs on veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. “I’m one of the lucky ones,” he said. “I came out the other side on the end of a leash.” Veterans Affairs Canada doesn’t currently fund service dogs for PTSD, which Cousineau calls a “complete

disconnect.” The former Air Force navigator was injured during an ocean rescue in 1986 and suffered decades of mental illness. He was paired with Thai through an American agency in 2012 — and the difference has been life-altering. Thai interrupts devastating night terrors and overrides dissociative episodes and flashbacks, slowly bringing Cousineau back from the

razor’s edge of depression, anger, paranoia and suicidal tendencies. “I go out in public now and I do things I haven’t done in years,” he said. Cousineau said Thai has had a significant effect on his physical wellbeing, too. “If you’d told somebody a couple of years ago that I was going to do the Bluenose half-marathon, they’d have looked at you and said, ‘What, in a taxi?’” he said. He’s hoping to raise enough money through the campaign to buy dogs for 50 veterans. “I am not going to accept that we’re going to stand around and do nothing, because there is a solution,” he said.

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The 10th annual Blue Nose Marathon is poised to be the biggest and most global race in the event’s history. Not only are 14,000 runners expected to register for Sunday’s events — the largest number yet — a handful of those won’t even be here in Halifax. “HMCS Toronto is in Bahrain right now, and about 50 crew members are running the Blue Nose in a combination of on the ship and on land,” said event chair Gerry Walsh. “That’s never been done before; that’s kinda cool.” With the bombing of the Boston Marathon still a raw memory, Walsh said the victims and survivors will be honoured with a moment of silence before Sunday’s races. “On our bib we have a little square that says ‘Boston Strong,’” said Walsh. “Also, all those Nova Scotians who were running (in Boston) but could not finish have been admitted free to our event.” Although it’s the 10th anniversary event, Walsh said at this point it feels like any other race coming together. “I always get really excited during this week because it’s so much fun and it’s really the culmination of a year of hard work and planning,” he said. Full details on weekend events, last-minute registration and the course maps are online at bluenosemarathon.com.


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Nathan Cross. North Preston murder added to unsolved crimes program The murder case of a North Preston man from 2011 is the latest homicide to be added to the province’s Rewards for Major Unsolved Crimes Program. On April 24, 2011, 21-yearold Nathan Cross was shot standing with a group of people outside of a home on Churchill Terrace. Police say Cross, who was wearing body armour, was shot several times and died en route to hospital. Halifax RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae told Metro last month that police have received “a little bit of information” related to the case but investigators “still believe that there’s more information and valuable details out there.” He said there were witnesses in the area at the time of the shooting and their information could help solve the crime, and result in charges being laid. Under the province’s awards program, anyone who gives information that leads to an arrest or conviction could receive up to $150,000. “I urge anyone with information related to Nathan Cross’ homicide to please come

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forward,” Justice Minister Ross Landry said in a statement Thursday. ”No piece of information is too small and could be just what the police need to solve this case.” This isn’t the first tragedy to strike the Cross family. Nathan’s mother, Laura Lee Cross, is also part of an unsolved homicide case. The remains of the 33-year-old Dartmouth woman were found at a logging road near Halifax Stanfield International Airport in 2002, one year after she was reported missing. Anyone with information on the Nathan Cross murder investigation is asked to contact police on Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Philip Croucher/metro

Off-duty incident. Halifax cop charged with assault A 45-year-old Halifax Regional Police officer is facing an assault charge following an incident earlier this month. On May 4, Windsor RCMP was called to an assault complaint in Lower Vaughan, Hants Co. that allegedly involved an off-duty HRP officer. Following an investigation, police say Const. Daniel Kavanaugh was charged with assault. Kavanaugh has been a Hali-

David James Leblanc arrives at court in Dartmouth, N.S. on Nov. 26, 2012. He is accused of confining and sexually assaulting a teenage boy at a home in rural Nova Scotia. His lawyer says his client will plead guilty to some charges in the case. andrew vaughan/the canadian press

Confinement case to bring guilty pleas: Lawyer David James Leblanc. Alleged sex offender will also enter guilty pleas on unrelated assaults on young boys, attorney says

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Const. Daniel Kavanaugh is scheduled to appear in Kentville provincial court on June 18.

fax police officer for the past six years and will remain on active duty while an internal review takes place, a HRP release states. metro

A man accused of confining and sexually assaulting a teenage boy at a home in rural Nova Scotia will plead guilty to some charges in the case, his lawyer said Thursday. Mike Taylor said in an interview that David James Leblanc will enter guilty pleas on a number of charges when he appears next Thursday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court in

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“He wants it to be over with. As people in that situation often do, they just want it done with, over with, and move on and start doing their time.” Mike Taylor, lawyer for David James Leblanc

Bridgewater. “I don’t want to get into the details of them, but … (the charges) basically encompass the allegations,” Taylor said from his office in Halifax. Taylor said the remaining charges would be dropped by the Crown, likely during sentencing about two or three weeks after Leblanc pleads. Leblanc, 48, is charged with seven offences in relation to the alleged incident last fall in

Upper Chelsea. They include sexual assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement, uttering a death threat, kidnapping, administering a noxious substance with intent to cause bodily harm and breach of conditions. Taylor said Leblanc will also enter guilty pleas next Thursday in an unrelated case in which he allegedly photographed and sexually assaulted two boys, aged five and two. He

also didn’t specify which charges Leblanc will plead guilty to in that case. Leblanc was arrested in December 2010 and charged with two counts of sexual assault, as well as single counts of sexual interference and making, accessing, distributing and possessing child pornography. Leblanc will be sentenced on both matters simultaneously, Taylor said, adding that the defence and the Crown will submit a joint sentencing recommendation. “We’ll work out the final details and come back, but there’s no need for a lengthy delay.” Taylor wouldn’t elaborate on what kind of prison term he is seeking. the canadian press


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Volleyball pros set to dig the sand at Halifax waterfront tournament Sandjam Halifax. Event will take place two weeks earlier; features professionallevel players and new tennis showcase RUTH DAVENPORT

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Sandjam Halifax is branching out — and going pro. The beach-volleyball tournament started three years ago as a junior event is returning to the Halifax waterfront in August as an international professional competition. “It’s kind of the evolution of the fans who have supported us the last two years. They saw the best in the world at (under-21), and now they’ll see the best in the

Meaghan MacDougall of Halifax bumps a ball against Norway’s team Sannarnes-Tauboll during last year’s FIVB Beach Volleyball SWATCH Women’s World Junior Championships in Halifax. Jeff Harper/metro

world, full stop,” Derek Martin of Sports & Entertainment Atlantic said on Thursday.

Martin said the four-day tourney, taking place in the Salter parking lot from Aug.

15 to 18, will feature teams from Canada, the U.S., England and Germany, compet-

ing for the inaugural Canada Cup. “This is Volleyball Canada’s new tournament to challenge the world,” he said. “It’s guaranteed that we’ll have a number of athletes who played at the London Olympics last year … so we’re really excited about that.” Martin said the stadium will remain roughly the same size, at about 2,000 seats, and ticket prices will remain between $10 and $20. However, fans will now have the option of taking in a nighttime game during round-robin play. “After work you can come out on a warm summer evening and go for dinner downtown and then come check out some really cool volleyball and then maybe head out on the town afterwards,” Martin said. The event will be preceded with a professional ten-

nis exhibition match on Aug. 12, featuring former worldranked No. 1 player Jim Courier playing another legend. Before the game, Courier will host a tennis clinic with local young tennis players, and Tennis Nova Scotia will host an exhibition match for amateurs. “Our hope is that it opens up a completely different demographic,” Martin said. “It’s a great way to expose the entire event and experience to a new group of people.” Quoted

“Halifax is a great sports town. When sports events come here and they’re international, they’re really well supported.” Derek Martin, Sports & Entertainment Atlantic


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Heritage. Groups express interest in acquiring Cape Breton lighthouses

Justice Minister Ross Landry says his department will monitor turnaround times for DNA and forensics analysis at the new labs. metro file

Forensics lab closure cause for concern: Justice minister Shutting down in 2014. Lawyers worried consolidation of RCMP labs could lead to court delays Nova Scotia’s justice minister says he remains concerned the RCMP is planning to close a forensics laboratory in Halifax.

Ross Landry says he’s unhappy about the loss of jobs and he’s disappointed the cut announced last year came after the provincial government completed contract negotiations with the Mounties. A spokeswoman for his department says the RCMP has informed the province it will close the lab in 2014 as part of a national consolidation of six labs into three locations.

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The RCMP announced in May 2012 that labs in Regina, Winnipeg and Halifax will closed and their work will be

handled in Edmonton, Vancouver and Ottawa. Landry says his department plans to monitor whether the remaining labs maintain the existing turnaround times on DNA and forensics analysis. Halifax defence lawyers have said they’re worried the closure will lead to delays and infringe on their clients’ right to a timely trial. the canadian press

Several Cape Breton community groups plan to petition the federal government to obtain 26 lighthouses in the region. Barry MacDonald of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society says there were 548 petitions for lighthouses across Canada, including 92 in Nova Scotia. About 480 active and 490 inactive lighthouses nationwide were declared surplus in 2010, including about 150 in Nova Scotia. Under Ottawa’s Heritage Lighthouse Protection Act, they could be transferred to new owners wishing to take advantage of their heritage designation or tourism potential. The lighthouse preserva-

To the lighthouse

“To me, it’s just a testimony that these were so much a part of our history.” Barry MacDonald, Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society

tion society came up with a list of about 72 throughout Nova Scotia that were strong candidates for petitions from community groups, MacDonald said. “At the end of the day, that number was exceeded by 20,” he said. “It was surprising and it was good. We were very pleased to see that.” Cape Breton Post

Police search

Missing woman last seen on May 2 Police have released a picture of a 58-year-old Cape Breton woman who was reported missing this week. On May 12, Richmond County RCMP received word that Michelle Marie Demers-Kennedy was missing from her home. Demers-Kennedy was last seen at her Three Rivers Road home in Framboise on May 2. A search was conducted this week, but police did not find the woman.

Michelle Marie Demers-Kennedy contributed

Richmond County RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact police or Crime Stoppers. metro


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Engine problem forces Mexicobound flight back to Halifax An engine problem forced a Sunwing flight to return to Halifax early Thursday minutes after takeoff. Ashley Gallant, a spokeswoman for the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, says there were seven crew

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members but no passengers on board the aircraft. She says Sunwing flight 9581 was headed to Cancun when crew radioed to report a problem with a front engine shortly after getting airborne. Airport fire crews were dispatched to meet the aircraft as it circled and landed safely about 10 minutes later. There were no injuries or damage reported. the canadian press

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Cape Breton lobster fishermen going back to work Lobster fishermen along the eastern coast of Cape Breton are ready to set their traps and go fishing after six days of staying ashore in a fight for higher prices. Fishermen met earlier Thursday afternoon and agreed to accept a price of

$4.25 per pound. According to fisherman Herb Nash, it’s 25 cents better than the initial offer of $4 but still 75 cents less than what they received in the beginning of the season last year. Nash says while many are disappointed, most will be heading out Friday morning. Lobster fishermen can’t afford to stay ashore any longer since they have only two months in which to sell their product, a release said. Cape Breton Post

Man dies after being struck by van in parking lot Clayton Park strip mall. Victim died in hospital, police say philip croucher

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Police say a man has died after being hit by a van in a parking lot in Clayton Park. Just before 6 p.m. on Wednesday, police were called to 287 Lacewood Dr. after a 73-year-old man was hit by a van as it was leaving a parking space near the Lawtons Drugs in the busy strip mall. Police say the victim’s injuries weren’t believed to be serious at the time. He was taken to hospital by para-

medics and ended up dying overnight. “We can’t determine at this time if there was any fault,” said Halifax Regional Police spokesman Const. Pierre Bourdages. “It will be part of the investigation into the collision.” A decision on possible charges hadn’t been determined, he added. Bourdages was also unsure if the victim was struck as the vehicle was backing out of the parking spot, or if it happened as the van began to move forward. Ongoing investigation

Police say an autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

A man died in this parking lot in Clayton Park Wednesday after being struck by a van. Devaan Ingraham/for metro

Noon hour. Man struck in marked crosswalk by Metro Transit bus Police are investigating after a 59-year-old man was struck by a Metro Transit bus in a marked crosswalk on Thursday afternoon. The incident happened at 12:48 p.m. in the intersection of Robie Street and Spring Garden Road. The victim’s injuries aren’t life-threatening, and he was taken to hospital by paramedics.

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Metro Transit says no one on board the No. 80 bus was hurt. metro


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Lotto 6/49. Cape Bretoner is province’s newest millionaire Atlantic Lottery has confirmed someone from Cape Breton has come forward to claim the Lotto 6/49 jackpot worth more than $3 million. Atlantic Lottery Corporation spokesperson Jennifer Lawlor said Thursday she knows the person with the winning ticket brought forward their numbers and is now going through the prizereview process. “Then that’s when we plan the winner’s celebration, which potentially could be Sweepfakes

Scam promises cash, gets personal info RCMP are warning of a sweepstakes scam making the rounds in Antigonish. They say residents are receiving unmarked envelopes with no return address that contain a letter congratulating them on

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next week, depending on the situation,” she said. “It’s usually very fun.” The winning numbers for the Wednesday draw were 1114-21-24-25-43. Only one winning ticket was sold in Victoria County.

Dalhousie University has boldly gone where no Nova Scotia institution has gone before. Halifax’s largest post-secondary wrapped up its fiveyear Bold Ambitions campaign Thursday, which raised $280 million for dozens of projects. “It’s been a long journey and it’s been a rewarding one,” said Floyd Dykeman, vice-president external of Dalhousie. Dykeman said serious fundraising began in 2008, when the school set a goal of $250

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winning a cash prize. The letter asks the recipient to call a phone number to activate a cheque enclosed in the package. Police say that’s when the victims are asked to provide personal information. The Mounties are warning residents not to provide any personal or banking information over the phone. the canadian Press

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Elizabeth, left, Katherine and Fred Fountain smile during a ceremony on Tuesday to announce their $10-million donation toward a new performingarts centre at Dalhousie. Haley Ryan/metro

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Double-amputee completes trip from Edmonton to Calgary Spencer West scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro on his hands last summer but said completing the trek between Edmonton and Calgary was an even greater challenge. The legless man Thursday completed the Free the Children campaign We Walk 4Water, which aimed to raise awareness and funds for clean water in Africa. “I’m tired, my arms are killing me, I’m ready for a few days of sleep, but that last little bit to have those kids cheering for us brought up our energy again,” he said. West used his hands and wheelchair to travel 300 kilometres in 11 days with his two best friends, David Johnson and Alex Meers. The intention of the campaign is to provide 100,000 people with clean water for life, according to West, with a $25 donation providing clean water for one person.

‘False and defamatory’. Lawyer retained by Toronto’s Rob Ford asks how reporters can verify what someone is doing or smoking in a video A cellphone video that appears to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around that city by a group of men involved in the drug trade. Two Toronto Star reporters have viewed the video, which appears to show Ford sitting in a chair, inhaling from what appears to be a glass crack pipe. Ford is incoherent, trading jibes with an off-camera speaker who goads the clearly impaired mayor by raising topics including Justin Trudeau and the high-school football team Ford coaches. At one point he is heard calling Trudeau a “fag.” Later in the 90-second video he is asked about the football team and he appears to say, “They are just f-----g minorities.” The Star had no way to verify the video, which appears to clearly show Ford in a well-lit room. Attempts to reach Ford and members of his staff were unsuccessful.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford talks to reporters in his office Thursday. Two Toronto Star reporters have viewed a video appearing to show Ford smoking crack. DAVID RIDER/torstar news service

A lawyer retained by Ford, Dennis Morris, said that Thursday’s publication by the Gawker website of some details related to the video was “false and defamatory.” Morris told the Star that by viewing a video it is impossible to tell what a person is doing. “How can you indicate what the person is actually doing or smoking?” Morris said. Ford’s chief of staff, Mark Twohey, would not listen to questions by the Star on Thursday night and abruptly hung up when the Star called. The video was taken on a smartphone by a person who said he has supplied crack cocaine to the Mayor. Throughout the video Ford’s

eyes are half closed. He lolls back in his chair, sometimes waving his arms around erratically. He raises a lighter in his hand at several points and moves it in a circle motion beneath the glass bowl of the pipe, then inhales deeply. The Star reporters were shown the video on the evening of Friday May 3 in the back of a car parked in an apartment complex in Toronto’s Etobicoke neighbourhood. Both reporters, prior to watching the video, studied numerous city hall-related videos of Ford and to the best of their abilities they separately concluded the man in the video was Mayor Ford. torstar news service

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He eats shoots and leaves Da Mao eats some bamboo at the Toronto Zoo on Thursday. Er Shun and Da Mao, a pair of giant pandas on loan from China, made their debut at the zoo for some invited visitors Thursday before they go on public display Saturday. The bears will remain in separate enclosures until staff decide when to introduce them. It is hoped the bears will produce offspring during their time in Toronto, or later in Calgary, before returning to China. Nathan Denette/the canadian press

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Cave paintings point to early intelligence Big brains. Muchmocked relations may have been more advanced, while human IQ keeps dropping

Coin toss used to break mayoral election tie What do you do when two candidates running for mayor in the Philippines get exactly the same number of votes? You get them to toss a coin. Marvic Feraren and Boyet Py both received

3,236 votes for mayor of San Teodoro town in Mindoro Oriental province in Monday’s elections. The Elections Commissions suggested the two flip a coin five times each, which is allowed under the country’s Election Code to break a tie. Feraren won Tuesday, but not before a second round of coin flipping. They tied in the first round too. the associated press

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Sophisticated paintings indicate that Neanderthals could have matched human intelligence, analysts claim. The discovery of “exquisite horses and outlines of bison” in a Spanish cave suggests that mankind’s poorly regarded relations were capable of abstract thought, according to research in the science journal Nature. The artworks were thought to be a product of early humans, but new dating technologies indicate they are more than 40,000 years old and may have originated from before humans lived in Europe. This follows the recent discovery of sophisticated tools and ornaments that contradicted the primitive depiction of Neanderthals. “They could innovate on their own,” said study author Julien Riel-Salvatore of the University of Colorado Denver. “My research suggests that they were a different kind of human, but humans nonetheless.” The Neanderthal brain was larger than man’s, although it was believed that large parts were devoted to vision and simple function,

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producing different thought processes. But recent discoveries have led to a new debate on the species’ capacity and even efforts to clone one for public interest purposes. This has had the support from Harvard genetics professor George Church, who claimed that “Neanderthals think differently than we do. They could even be more intelligent than us.” Another assumption about human intelligence was challenged this week by research claiming that IQs are dropping. The well-known Flynn

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effect holds that IQ grows three points per decade, but researchers from Umea University in Sweden found that subjects were on average 14 points lower than counterparts from the 19th Century.

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It started almost two decades ago with a $20 hockey stick once wielded by a forgotten player for a string of mediocre teams. It ends this week when millions of dollars are likely to change hands as what may be the world’s largest game-worn collection of memorabilia from the world’s best player from the sport’s last great dynasty goes on the auction block. Shawn Chaulk, a quick-tosmile former Newfoundlander whose hoard of everything Wayne Gretzky makes grown men weak in the knees, says

it’s all been nothing more than an attempt to get closer to the game he loves. “When you’re a fan, fans are usually at a distance,” he recently told The Canadian Press in the basement office of his home in Fort McMurray, Alta. The space is a forest of game-used Gretzky hockey sticks, a dressing room of game-worn Gretzky jerseys and a trainer’s bagfull of assorted pucks, gloves, helmets and skates — all touched, used and sweated in by the Great One himself. the canadian press

The well-known Flynn effect holds that IQ grows three points per decade • Umea University researchers in Sweden found that subjects’ IQ were 14 points lower on average than their 19th Century counterparts • Paintings found in a Spanish cave thought to be more than 40,000 years old Gretzky-worn helmet on display. Jason franson/the canadian press


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Supreme Court to rule on Walmart baby case Left in a bathroom stall. Justices will determine whether April Halkett’s testimony is credible The Supreme Court of Canada is set to decide the fate of a Saskatchewan woman who gave birth in a Walmart bathroom stall and left the newborn in a toilet. April Halkett was found not

guilty in June 2009 of abandoning the baby boy two years earlier in the store in Prince Albert, Sask. But the Crown disagreed with the verdict and took the case to the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, which upheld the findings of a trial judge. The judge said he believed Halkett’s testimony that she didn’t know she was pregnant and left the store because she thought the child was dead. Lawyers for the Saskatchewan government argued

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Halkett said she didn’t know she was expecting a baby because she tested negative three times on home pregnancy tests and still had her period. • She told the court she thought the child was dead because of its blue pallor and the fact it wasn’t moving.

before the province’s highest court that the mother had a duty to take reasonable steps to determine if her baby, who was later placed in foster care, was alive. The Crown pointed out that the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal was, at that point, the highest court in Canada to hear the case, and its decision has created a legal question that is national in scope. The Supreme Court is scheduled to deliver its judgment Friday. The Canadian Press

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As the tally of those wounded in a Mother’s Day parade shooting in New Orleans ticked up to 20, the suspect made his first court appearance on Thursday, remaining silent as a judge set his bond at $10 million US. Prosecutors said a witness picked out a photo of Akein Scott, 19, from a lineup. An arrest affidavit said the unidentified witness told investigators that Scott was the person seen in a surveillance video that police released to the public as they searched for him for three days. The witness also said Scott was carrying a silver-andblack semi-automatic handgun at the shooting scene, according to the affidavit. Scott, shackled and wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, stood by as his court-appointed attorney handled the proceedings. Magistrate Judge Gerard Hansen set Scott’s bond at $10 million — $500,000 on each of the 20 counts in the shooting. Authorities earlier said 19

Police in Hamilton, Ont., have seized an incinerator found on the property of a man accused of killing a 32-year-old father after a test drive. Police believe Tim Bosma was killed on May 6, the same night he took two men for a test drive in a truck he had posted for sale online. His body was found this week, burned beyond recognition. Dellen Millard, 27, of Toronto, has been charged with firstdegree murder, forcible con-

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Attack ads have kids telling Tories to grow up Playing politics. Grade 5 students write letters to PM, compare commercials targeting Trudeau to ‘cyberbullying’ Some Grade 5 students have some advice for Prime Minister Stephen Harper: Stop being mean to Justin Trudeau. Seven students from an Ottawa-area Catholic school have written to Harper asking that he pull Con-

servative attack ads, which began running within hours of Trudeau claiming the Liberal leadership last month. Teacher Natalie Casault said the idea came from the students themselves during a lesson on government last month. To the kids, she said the ads looked just like cyberbullying, which they’d learned about a couple of weeks earlier. The ads feature video of Trudeau doing a mock striptease for a charity event, his head surrounded by fairy dust as a narrator sneeringly recounts his past experi-

ence as a camp counsellor and drama teacher. Casault, who teaches at Ecoles des voyageurs in Orleans, Ont., said she didn’t raise the issue, a student did. “He said, ‘Yeah, they’re really not nice, he did a charity and they’re laughing at him and he looks like a clown and they’re saying he’s just a simple teacher and that’s not fair. They can’t do that, madame, that’s cyberbullying.’” Other students agreed, so Casault suggested they write letters to Harper. One little girl did and read it to the class, which eventually prompted others to write their own. “They said, ‘You know, if it was me right there, I’d be crying.’ And they’re cute because they would say, ‘You know, I think Justin is really sad about this,’” Casault said. the canadian press

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The letter-writing campaign comes as a new poll suggests the ads targeting Trudeau may have backfired. • The ads were more likely to leave a negative impression about Harper and the Conservatives than about Trudeau and the Liberals, according to The Canadian Press Harris-Decima survey. A part of a flyer targeting Justin Trudeau. the canadian press/handout

One more reason not to mess with Texas This May 7 photo shows a state-record 800-pound alligator caught during a public hunt on the James E. Daughtrey Wildlife Management Area in Texas. Wildlife officials say the 14-foot-3-inch gator could be 30 to 50 years old. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department/the associated press

Not quite Top Gun. U.S. company puts brakes on flying car after B.C. crash The Transportation Safety Board says a U.S. manufacturer of flying cars has grounded all five of its prototypes until it can determine a cause for a recent crash in B.C. One of the Maverick flying cars crashed near a Vernon, B.C., elementary school last week, leaving a pilot and a passenger with minor injuries. The TSB’s Bill Yearwood says representatives of the manufacturer are attempting to determine what caused the temporary loss of control. Until that has been determined, Year-

A Maverick flying car sits tangled in a tree after crashing in Vernon, B.C., on May 10. Pete McIntyre/handout/THE CANADIAN PRESS

wood says the maker has decided to ground the prototypes. The TSB has no jurisdiction in the investigation because the Maverick isn’t a registered air-

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Duffy resigns from Conservative caucus Unanswered questions. Senator stepping aside amidst spending scandal Senator Mike Duffy resigned from the Conservative caucus to sit as an independent Thursday night amid a controversy over his housing claims, leav-

ing a host of questions about the nature of his expenses and why the prime minister backed him for so long. The employment status of Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright, remains unchanged — despite his secret gift to Duffy to help repay the improper expenses. Only a week ago, the Conservative government was hailing Duffy’s leadership for

repaying the funds the Senate said he owed. Senate Leader Majory LeBreton declared the matter closed. But then it came to light that Wright had cut Duffy a personal cheque to cover the repayment in March. Harper’s office characterized it as a personal gift, but this week Duffy called it a loan. The Canadian Press reported Thursday that Duffy

campaigned for the Conservatives during the April 2011 election while claiming to be on Senate business. “Mr. Duffy’s claim that he had secured a bank loan came as a complete surprise. All of the revelations relating to the expenses during the campaign are new,” a government official said on condition of anonymity. the canadian press

Greenhouse gas. Harper says technology is key to reducing emissions Technological change will prove to be the key to cutting greenhouse-gas emissions, Prime Minister Stephen Harper told a blue-chip audience on Thursday. Simply imposing emissions targets or trying to cap economic growth to reduce emissions isn’t going to work, Harper said during a question-and-answer session at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City. “I am convinced that, over time, we are not going to ef-

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Blast from the past: Beaver Canoe paddles back to life Canadiana comeback. Target to carry collection from homegrown ’80s brand that will include apparel, home decor Target is bringing an added dose of Canadiana to its stores north of the border through a new partnership with Beaver Canoe. The U.S.-based retailer has announced an exclusive collaboration with the Beaver Canoe brand, which is part of Roots Canada.

In what is billed as a first for the brand, the Beaver Canoe for Target collection will feature home decor products. The home collection will include more than 65 pieces, like furniture, pillows, lighting, frames, vases and candles. The Beaver Canoe collaboration with Target will also encompass a clothing collection for the retailer, which will include hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, track pants and longsleeve tops for everyone from toddlers to adults, in addition to outerwear and accessory offerings for men and women. Prices for items in both the home and apparel collec-

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U.K. pols say Google’s an artful tax dodger London. ‘Devious, calculated’ behaviour helps company avoid paying its fair share, committee chair says U.K. lawmakers subjected search giant Google to blistering criticism Thursday, accus-

ing the U.S. Internet company of playing games with Britain’s tax rules to avoid paying what it owed. In his second appearance before Parliament in roughly six months, Google vicepresident Matt Brittin tried to defend his company’s complex corporate structure to a committee of skeptical U.K. politicians, many of whom seemed unconvinced by his

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Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto deannounces impending retirement while Craig fended forced prostitution of “comfort Ferguson hopes Letterman will do the same. women” in the Second World War, saying that Jimmy Kimmel has lost weight, so no one recogthey were necessary in providing much needed nizes him, and when I ask my grandmother what “rest” to soldiers. Hashimoto, previously the she watches, she says, “Johnny Carson.” youngest governor in Japanese history, stated last Oops. P.E.I. Sen. Mike Duffy misclaimed exyear that Japan needed “a dictatorship.” He has penses for his Ottawa home, but once audwhat I call “political Tourette’s.” ited, was able to pay back $90,000 with a cheque from the PM’s chief of staff. He also repaid $1,050 Migratory patterns. The U.S. Senate is considfor expenses declared while in Florida for nonering a bill allowing Canadian “snowbirds” to Senate business. In unrelated news, a man arstay down south for longer. Currently, Canadian rested for grand theft auto told authorities, “Was citizens can spend up to six months in America THE METRO LIST that not my mother’s car? My bad. Take it back.” without losing their health coverage. The new bill would grant an extension of 60 additional days. If Mike Benhaim Space Oddity. They’re calling astronaut Chris it passes, the “early bird” team at the Cheesecake metronews.ca Hadfield a rock star: First Canadian to comFactory will also throw in a plastic couch cover mand the International Space Station, almost a with a cable subscription for 24-hour reruns of Golden Girls and million Twitter followers and YouTube hits, and a Bowie cover Matlock. music video. After being up for so long, he finally came back to Revolving doors. Jay Leno is replaced by Jimmy Fallon, whose Earth, acclimating himself at a rehabilitation centre. He’s not just spot will be filled by Seth Meyers. Jon Stewart takes a break, a rock star, he’s Steven Tyler. leaving John Oliver to host The Daily Show, and Barbara Walters

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May I suggest a proper headline for your article on a Japanese mayor justifying sexual slavery during the Second World War? “Mayor defends use of wartime rape.” In your article you quote the mayor as saying kidnapping, forcible confinement, rape, torture, and beatings were not sex trade, but in Japan were necessary to “maintain discipline.” Let us be clear: torture and sexual abuse are never necessary, and

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can never be justified as a means of maintaining discipline. What happened was rape. The use of so called “comfort women” was neither discipline nor sex trade. It was abuse and torture. Tens of thousands of young women were kidnapped as sex slaves by the Japanese army during the Second World War. Many women were teenagers. Many died. Japan has never formally apologized nor compensated for this war crime. It was a war crime. It was torture. It was rape. The women who were abused deserve nothing less than a full apology. So does the world. Catherine Henry, on behalf of Olivia Chow, MP New Democratic Party

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With Star Trek Into Darkness set to take movie audiences where no audience has gone before over this long weekend, the Reel Guys thought they would have a look at other movies that explore the final frontier.

Reel Guys

RICHARD CROUSE AND MARK BRESLIN

Stars of outer space Film’s final frontier. With Star Trek the must-see movie this weekend, the Reel Guys look back at their favourite flicks from another world Richard: Mark, Into Darkness is the best pure popcorn flick of the year so far. It is state of the art in every way, particularly when it comes to the effects. As great as it looks, I’m a sucker for ’50s B-movie effects like the 40foot tall martian in the low budget 1959 space opera The Angry Red Planet. The campy creature was actually a 15-inch tall puppet made

from elements of a rat, bat, spider, and crab and was later featured on the cover of the Misfits’ album, Walk Among Us. What are some of your favourites? Mark: Interesting you mentioned Angry Red Planet. I saw it when I was 10 at a downtown matinee and still shudder at the scene where the astronaut was turned into lime Jell-O. But when I was 16, Barbarella became my favourite movie set in outer space — that is, Jane Fonda’s cleavage. But if it’s cheese you’re looking for, I want to nominate Mars Needs Women, a made for TV movie from 1967. Basically a beach party flick set in outer space featuring amazons, strippers and secre-

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taries, it’s best appreciated late at night with the kind of wine that comes in a box. RC: Box wine has enhanced many a bad movie for me. No wine needed for Moon, a unique and fascinating sci fi film directed by David Bowie’s son, Duncan Jones. Set on a space station, it’s the story of a worker, played by Sam Rockwell, who discovers he may not be alone on his mission. To say anymore would ruin a really well constructed movie that cares more about ideas than special effects. MB: Moon is a classy puzzle movie that owes a lot to Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, the classiest space movie ever, maybe even too classy for its own good. Is it heret-

ical to say that it bored me a bit? Alien sure didn’t bore me. And its sequels, even the weak ones, kept me excited. But let’s remember that not all space movies are necessarily monster movies. I’m thinking of The Right Stuff and Apollo 13, two films that rightly celebrate the courage and tenacity of the early astronauts. Both very exciting movies, I think. RC: I agree, and let’s not forget In the Shadow of the Moon, a beautifully shot documentary that features real life astronauts like Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong. MB: On a lighter note, let’s not forget Galaxy Quest, the funniest movie to take place in outer space.

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Mud Director. Jeff Nichols Stars. Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

••••• This slow moving Mississippi river-set movie features infidelity, murder and theft, but at its heart it isn’t really about any of those things. Not really. Instead it’s a story about the things we do for love. When two 14-year-old boys discover a mysterious stranger named Mud (Matthew McConaughey) living on a remote island, they get drawn into a possibly illegal scheme to reunite the loner with his true love Juniper (Reese Witherspoon). Methodical and moody, the film takes its time telling the story, but the performances are stellar and quietly effective. richard crouse

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Jordana Brewster lives life in the fast lane Fast & Furious 6. In a high action movie full of muscles and mayhem, actress taps into her maternal side Richard Peckett

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There are very few movies where you can use phrases like “oiled bodies” and “torqued to the max” and accurately describe both men and machines — but Fast & Furious 6 is one of them. It’s the series’ latest gear-head film where muscle Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and the rest of his car-thievin’ gang smash bang and wallop their way through yet another international criminal threat. The sixth instalment brings its hefty carbon footprint to London to stop the evil Brit, Owen Shaw (Luke Evans), with

all the death-defying stunts, explosions and sick-making driving we’ve come to expect from the franchise. Amongst all of the testosterone-fuelled fist pumping and steely looks, there’s the relative calm of Jordana Brewster, who plays Mia Toretto, Vin Diesel’s onscreen sister and linchpin of the “criminal family.” We chat to Jordana about real-life speeding, babies and why guys who drive souped-up cars are “douche bags.” It’s an intense, high-octane movie that frankly gave me heart palpitations. What gets your heart racing? Ah, you know, I’m really claustrophobic, so that’ll get my heart racing. Any bad experiences? I think it’s something that comes with age, and I’m only 33, but it happened in my late 20s: I got in a plane and it felt really enclosed and I started freaking out and I just couldn’t

breathe. You play quite a maternal role in the latest Fast and Furious, has the film made you broody at all? Has it made me broody? Meaning wanting a baby? Yeah. I definitely want kids really soon. I would like two or three, so I better get started and my husband, who is eleven years older than me, is game whenever I’m game. The girls do as much fighting as the guys, are you a little envious that you didn’t get a few more fight scenes? A little bit. That was a sacrifice … I love what the baby brings into the mix. I love that it shows (Diesel’s character) Dom’s sweet vulnerable side. The fact he has a new nephew shows the new dynamic in Mia and Brian’s relationship, but I didn’t get to kick ass like Gal (Gadot), Michelle (Rodriguez), and Gina (Carano).

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I’ve been in quite embarrassingly pathetic scuffles. Have you ever been in a proper fight? A girl slapped me once. I went to an all girls’ school in New York and a girl slapped me in the dark room — I was developing pictures — and she slapped me and I slapped her back. It was a bitch slapping.

Is that the worst girly battle you’ve been in? Actually no, my sister and I would get in really bad fights when we were younger and I would threaten to bite her all the time. So I would bare my teeth and that was my threat…Yeah, we were just really aggressive.


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This Hangover is all Alan Zach Galifianakis. The weirdest part of the trio becomes the focal point of this final instalment Ned Ehrbar

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What’s one more trip to Las Vegas between friends? The Hangover Part III finds Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms) and loose cannon Alan (Zach Galifianakis) teaming up for one last road trip gone wrong. Only this time, Galifianakis’ Alan goes from comic relief to main character, which is a particularly risky proposition — at least according to Galifianakis. Alan really takes centre stage in this instalment. Yeah, as disheartening as that is (laughs). No, I mean we’ll see if the audience thinks that an Alan storyline is sustainable for a movie — I mean a lot of Alan. There’s

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a lot of Alan in this. I was excited because we got to explore Alan a little bit rather than have him be just a one-dimensional character that’s kind of weird and saying random things. In this third instalment I think there’s a little bit more of an emotional arc with him, which I appreciate. It’s more of a story than just jokes with Alan this time. I don’t know at the end of this where Alan goes. I think it’s kind of open-ended, but at least he seems like he’s on the right path. I was going to ask where you see him five years from now. Running the Tea Party. No, that’s just a good-natured joke. I don’t know where Alan would be. Hopefully he’s married, and he probably drives by Phil’s house a lot and honks to see if Phil will come out, and then Phil maybe looks through his blinds to see who it is, if it’s Alan outside. Every other Thursday Phil will come out and say hi to him.

They’ve been billing this as the final instalment. Why is the trilogy the standard for film series? Well, part of it is overstaying your welcome, I think. After the first one I was fine with just leaving well enough alone, to be honest. But then it was so fun to do the movies, and I thought there was more to explore, ultimately. But after the third one ... it’s part of, as I said, not overstaying your welcome, and just the timing of it seems right to not do anything else with this. I’ve never really thought about the trilogy thing. The good thing about the third one is it allows kind of a nice goodbye. With the second one there’s no closure, really. There was an event, they’ll go on with their lives. This one seems like there’s a little bit of closure. The Hangover films have been phenomenally successful. If this one follows suit, do you think you’ll have to try to talk them out of making a fourth one?

Well, I think it’s bad to do movies because of economic gain. As an entertainer or an actor, you want to try to do other things and challenge yourself to try other roles, and it’s time to move on. I think everybody feels that, the director and the other actors — and not out of anything but love. There won’t be a fourth. Speaking of doing new things, you’re currently filming Birdman, a comedy from Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu, who’s better known for heavier films. It’s a comedy, and Alejandro hasn’t made one. He’s a great filmmaker, obviously. The little I can tell you about (it)is you kind of know you’re in the hands of a really experienced technician and great filmmaker. It’s been a really great work experience for me. I’m there with really serious actors who’ve done really accomplished work. I think I’m the only one in the cast who’s never won a trophy ...

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Prepping for Star Trek Into Darkness Captain Kirk, Spock and crew are back in Star Trek Into Darkness, battling a terrorist bent on destroying Earth. Besides watching the first Trek film, what more should you do to prepare? Take a look at our top five primers. sam castone Metro World News

Sherlock

Amok Time

Khan or no Khan, Darkness has a formidable foe — Benedict Cumberbatch stars as John Harrison. Genre-nerds already adore the Brit from Sherlock, the newish BBC series, in which he brilliantly solves crimes despite, or because of, what seems like Asperger’s. The actor brings a leonine power, and sexiness, to the well-worn role. Indeed, he’s a sex symbol, despite resembling, in his words, Sid the Sloth from Ice Age, or, in a blogger’s words, “a horse-faced twot.” (Already seen Sherlock? Then see his Stephen Hawking in Hawking).

At the heart of the show, and the movies, is the relationship between Spock and Kirk. One’s logical. The other’s a romantic. But they’d do anything for one another. For proof, watch the 1967 episode Amok Time. Headed to a president’s inauguration, Kirk breaks the rules and diverts his ship to the planet Vulcan, to help Spock mate with his presumed wife. After complications, Kirk appears to die, rendering an uncharacteristically distressed Spock unable to love any other partner.

Assignment: Earth Yes, Earth. The setting of Star Trek Into Darkness may surprise non-fans: Our planet, with a London that doesn’t look entirely different from today’s. Although the series usually takes place in space, the original Star Trek did get back to Earth a number of times. Catch Assignment: Earth, when the crew travels back to the swinging ’60s to meet a James Bondtype, or Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, in which aliens contact humpback whales in San Francisco.

Space Seed and Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan When Star Trek Into Darkness was announced, rumours swirled about the identity of the villain — would it be Khan? Fans hoped so. A genetically engineered, bare-chested freak show (played by Ricardo Montalban), Khan, first seen on the TV series, once controlled much of Earth. When unfrozen in the future, he aims to take over the Enterprise, but is exiled by Kirk. Years later, he seeks revenge — this time, on the big screen, in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Although the nemesis in Darkness is named John Harrison, there’s a possibility — because the films follow a different timeline — he could somehow morph into, to quote Star Trek II, “Khaaaaan!”

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Always money in the banana stand Arrested Development. The 15-episode run will be available all at once on Netflix on May 26 Todd Gilchrist

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Although it’s hard to pinpoint precisely why Arrested Development failed to connect with many viewers during its initial, three-season, 53-episode run, it seems likely that one reason was the show’s narrative density. While its main thrust was chronicling Michael Bluth’s efforts to corral his wildly dysfunctional family, the series featured countless plot lines that slowly shifted into focus thanks to asides and ever-evolving references that rewarded obsessive attention spans and returning fans rather than firsttime or sporadic viewership. Now that the show is finally back, creator Mitch Hurwitz spared no effort in creating 15 new episodes that are as complex and layered as their predecessors. But even though audiences will enjoy the luxury of sorting through them all at once thanks to their simultaneous release on Netflix May 26, the show’s cast is quick to observe that even they struggled occasionally to wrap their heads around dialogue that might eventually be meaningful in as many as three or four different ways. “I’ll try to explain it clearly but it’ll come out probably really confusing,” confesses Michael Cera, who rejoined the show’s fourth season as a writer as well as a co-star. “But there

Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor, David Cross, Ted Sarandos, Michael Cera and Alia Shawkat attend the red carpet premiere for the launch of Netflix Original Series, Arrested Development, season four at Vue Leicester Square on May 9 in London, England. Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Netflix

was one scene that was like a five-page scene in the computer lab, and different sections of this scene would appear in different episodes. So you’d be actually having to deliver a line that made sense in multiple, different contexts, that actually play against each other, and we’d have to deliver it in a way that tries to work for all three of those. And then you’d see an episode and you have different information and it means something totally different. That was really confusing.” Ironically, Portia de Rossi, who plays Michael’s delusionally well-intentioned sister Lindsay, insists that the structure of the episodes, which follows just one character’s point of view rather than all of them, should actually be easier, not more difficult, for viewers to understand. “It’s easier to digest than the original series, because we were following storylines A, B, C, D, E, and F,” she explains. “Now,

we’re just following this one character, so in a way it’s easier to watch, and we’ve got a little bit more time to tell the story — as much time as we need.” What seems to excite the cast the most is not simply the process of reuniting for more fun, but for the experience of creating something that seems largely unlike anything else that’s been on television — even including in the original show. David Cross, who plays Lindsay’s feckless husband Tobias, says that audiences will thrill at the experience — that is, after they get used to it. “I think it’s going to be a bit of an epiphany or a revelation,” he says. “You’re going to realize, ‘There’s a structure to this that I wasn’t aware of when I started watching.’ That’s going to make everybody triple-excited, and there’s going to be a sense of discovery to it that I think will be really exciting, and really define what TV can do.”


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Big networks, big names, big plans What’s changed for FOX, NBC and ABC as they battle for ratings. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Fox network’s new season plans

NBC’s plans for the upcoming television season

Highlights of ABC’s fall schedule

What’s new Jack is back! A signature character from Fox’s history, Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer returns with 24, at least for a little while. Fox is launching a series of high-profile miniseries, and the first will come next May with a 12-episode run of 24, which went off the air in 2010. The second such series, Wayward Pines, will be a thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Matt Dillon, based on the novel Pines.

What’s new A lot. The long-struggling network invested heavily in new programming, and has ordered 17 new series for next season. John Malkovich as Blackbeard. James Spader as a wanted fugitive. Dracula brought to life. A cops drama from the guy who made Law & Order. More supernatural stuff from J.J. Abrams. A cooking show. A quiz show. A home renovation show. If a couple of these make an impression on viewers, NBC will be thrilled.

What’s gone Randy Jackson, for one. The last of the original American Idol judges is leaving with the franchise in a ratings free-fall. Fox was keeping mum on the issue Monday, but Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban may want to avoid long-term leases. Fox programming chief Kevin Reilly said the show will likely revert to a three-judge panel. He blamed format issues more than the judges for this year’s ratings problems.

What’s gone The newsmagazine Rock Center, in a move sure to cause bad blood between NBC’s news and entertainment divisions. Matthew Perry’s star vehicle Go On, failing to recreate that Friends magic. And about two dozen other sitcoms you never watched.

What’s new Tuesday night. ABC is scheduling four of the eight new series on its fall schedule for Tuesday night, making it an entire evening of new shows. That’s a bold move for a network, which usually likes to couple new series with established ones on its schedule. One of them, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is a crime-fighting series based on a comic book and produced by Joss Whedon. That might even entice — gasp! — some men to watch ABC.

Star power Seth MacFarlane. J.J. Abrams. M. Night Shyamalan. They may not generate celebrity magazine covers (although MacFarlane did host the Oscars this year), but they are the type of brandname creative forces that Fox’s young audience respects. They all have projects coming up on Fox during the next year. Seth MacFarlane

What they need If American Idol is never going to be the dominant force it once was — and that would be asking an awful lot — Fox needs another show that can be attractive to all audiences. Let’s face it. Even if The Following was Fox’s most popular newcomer this year, a show about a serial killer is never going to fill that bill.

Star power Michael J. Fox is a beloved sitcom actor, respected even more for his dignity in handling Parkinson’s Disease. Now he’s essentially turning those real-life experiences into a sitcom, where he will play a sportscaster going back to work. Interestingly, NBC gave Sean Hayes a more prominent spot on a Thursday night schedule geared to broad-appeal comedies, perhaps so Fox won’t feel the pressure to save the network. What they need Somebody to save the network. Big move Revolution moves to Wednesday nights, where it will no longer have the advantage of a big audience tuning in for The Voice. Chicago Fire moves to Tuesday. Moving successful shows to new nights is always risky, perhaps even more so for programs at an early stage in their development.

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What’s gone Happy Endings, Body of Proof and Malibu Country. Big move Cutting Dancing With the Stars from two nights to one in the fall, eliminating the Tuesday results show. On its face, that seems a strange decision for what is usually ABC’s most popular show. But the Dancing audience is filled overwhelmingly with older women, and advertisers consider that one of the least valuable demographic groups. ABC entertainment chief Paul Lee said the network will try to cast more dancers popular with a younger audience. Star power James Caan. Well, maybe he was in 1980 or so. But ABC is asking him to largely carry a new show, Back in the Game, where he plays “an opinionated, beer-guzzling ex-athlete who never quite made the cut either as a single father or professional baseball player.” What they need James Caan Viewers. Lee talks about building a brand with sophisticated and emotional shows. That’s nice, but ABC is in the same boat as every other broadcast network not named CBS. It can use a breakout hit or two.


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Have your long weekend playlist ready yet? No? Then may I suggest ensuring that Foxygen, Shoot the Image and Lil Dicky make the cut

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No Destruction/ Foxygen When it came time for this L.A. group to shoot a clip for the new single from We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, they went to the archives and pulled out footage that dated back up to eight years.

Two jingle writers come up with a Capital idea Techno music. Capital Cities make music that’s “fun and upbeat and joyous” while still venturing into some dark experimental sounds JULIE SHANNON

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Loveless/ Shoot the Image More wise economizing. Toronto indie band Shoot the Image produced this for $200. Well done! Their album is Cranes in the City.

Lion King/Lil Dicky What if you told the story of the Lion King gangsta-rap style? I’ll bet Disney is pleased. Clever, but beware the NSFW lyrics.

It was instant creative chemistry when Sebu Simonian and Ryan Merchant met through Craigslist a few years ago — which is fortunate, because Merchant was the only one who responded to Simonian’s post. “He was looking for a producer to help him with his solo project,” Simonian says. “He sent me some samples of his songs, which were really good. When we got together, we collaborated immediately.” The pair spent a couple of years penning jingles for TV commercials, but they always Just Breathe

Capital Cities went bold with the decision to cover Pink Floyd’s classic Breathe. Then they went bolder, adding in a little Tupac Shakur to the song. • Quote. “To be quite honest, it was a spur-of-themoment inspirational experiment,” Simonian says. “We spontaneously thought it would be nice if we could throw a rap person in here.”

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had other projects floating around, too. “We collaborated on all kinds of stuff and putting together ideas,” says Simonian. “We realized all that repertoire was prime material to start a band.” So they did just that, starting the band Capital Cities in 2010 and putting out an EP the following summer. Their debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery, comes out June 11. As for describing their style, Simonian says Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd and The Beatles are among their influences. You could call it

alternative-pop, or techno, or alternative- dance with a blend of upbeat, catchy tunes — or something else altogether. The indefinable quality is “somewhat intentional.” “It doesn’t matter to me what we’re categorized,” Simonian says. “Ryan and I try to make good music. Overall, we definitely like to make it dancey — electronic, in-your-face, fun and upbeat and joyous — but we do try to venture into the dark side sometimes with experimental sound. Sometimes the lyrics take turns, and we try to balance it out with depth and more edgy and dark moments.”


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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES The Word

Chloe Sevigny

Sevigny says ‘comfortable shoes’ will chase off Paltrow’s Met Gala blues

Chloe Sevigny thinks Gwyneth Paltrow may be overreacting by claiming she’s through with the Met Gala. (Paltrow has sworn off the swanky New York event after finding this year’s “unfun” and too hot.) “Maybe her sleeves were too tight. If you’re in a dress where you can’t breathe, then you’re not comfortable,” Sevigny tells New York magazine. “You have to wear comfortable

shoes and an outfit you can be OK in.” The most important thing, according to Sevigny, is to not take it all so seriously. “I think it depends on what table you’re at, and who you’re with, and obviously your attitude,” she says. “But it’s a lot of hoopla over not a lot. Everybody thinks it’s so much pressure, and you do the carpet and it’s such a big deal, and it’s just a museum fundraiser, you know?”

Supportive Voight was unaware of his daughter Jolie’s mastectomy Talk about not being in the loop. John Voight says he found out about daughter Angelina Jolie’s voluntary double mastectomy the same way everyone else did — reading her New York Times essay about it — despite having seen her just days before the news broke, according to the NY Daily News. “I saw her two days ago with my son Jamie (Haven). We all got together for his birthday, with her and Brad (Pitt). But I didn’t

Recent behaviour suggests Selena Gomez is not really single? Selena Gomez may have recently declared herself single in a radio interview, but the amount of time she’s spending around Justin Bieber’s house seems to suggest otherwise. Gomez was spotted leaving her on-again, off-again boyfriend’s home

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late Tuesday morning, or so says an E! News report. According to an eyewitness, Gomez looked “happy” and “spent the rest of the day at home.” Bieber, for his part, was in the recording studio most of the day.

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know. It wasn’t obvious at all,” Voight says. “I found out (Tuesday) morning. I was as surprised as anyone and deeply moved by the way she’s handled this. She’s a very extraordinary person, the way she examined it and what she shared.”

@EvaLongoria ••••• On my way to Cannes Film festival! Heard its rainy and cold there too? Ugh.

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I’ve met winemakers who think they’re rock stars, so I guess it’s only fair that a rock star can think himself a winemaker. Dave Matthews, the man behind the newly released The Dreaming Tree wines, is only the latest celeb to grape it up. The roster of famous names making wine reads like an awards show guest list: Mike Weir, Dan Aykroyd, Francis Ford Coppola, Sting, Wayne Gretzky, Madonna, and Brangelina. While I’d never suggest the others are dialing it in, Matthews has been hands on in choosing his Californian wine partners, and the resulting juice (if you’ll forgive the obvious pun) sings in the glass. The DT 2011 Chardonnay ($16.95 - $19.99) is a buttery chard with woodsy spice that just may have all you “anything but chardonnay” zealots burning your membership cards. Its red sister, The DT 2010 Crush ($16.95 - $19.99), is a mega, merlot-led blend of California North Coast fruit with a rolling flavour of plums, raspberry jam and brown sugar that will duet well with a red meat-themed, long weekend barbecue. Who’s next? My bet is on Kardashian Vineyards. PRICES REFLECT RANGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SOME PRODUCTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL PROVINCES.

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A fine burger balance Cheeseburgers with Mango-Chile Salsa. Fire up the barbecue this weekend and try a unique combination This tasty cheeseburger recipe that includes the nutrient-rich, sweet mango mixed into a salsa with fiery chiles to add a south Asian flavour that will delight your taste buds.

1. Combine patty ingredients, keeping mix crumbly rather than compressed. With wet hands, gently form four loosely packed patties of equal size, each about 3/4 inch thick. Don’t compact meat too much or the patties will be tough. Using your thumb or the back of a Ingredients Patties • 1 1/2 lbs ground chuck (80% lean) • 1/2 tsp garlic powder • 1/2 tsp kosher salt • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Salsa • 1 large mango, cut into 1/2inch dice (about 1 cup) • 2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice • 1 medium serrano chile pepper, seeded and minced • 1/4 tsp kosher salt Burgers • 4 thin slices pepper jack cheese • 4 hamburger buns, split • Dijon mustard

This recipe serves four. NEWS CANADA

spoon, make a shallow indentation about 1 inch wide in the centre of each patty. This will help the patties cook evenly and prevent them from puffing on the grill.

2. In a non-reactive bowl com-

bine the salsa ingredients. Toss gently and then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 1 hour. (After an hour, the fruit starts to become mushy.)

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Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (400 to 500 F).

patty to melt, and toast the buns, cut side down, over direct heat.

4. Grill the patties over direct

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medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once when the patties release easily from the grate without sticking. During the last minute of grilling time, place a slice of cheese on each

Spread the bottom half of each bun with Dijon mustard, and serve the patties warm on the buns topped with mango salsa. NEWS CANADA/2013 WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LLC. RECIPE FROM WEBER’S NEW REAL GRILLING BY JAMIE PURVIANCE. USED WITH PERMISSION

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Have a few gaps in your schedule you’re looking to fill? Whether you’re hoping to dance, drink or just relax, check out these hot upcoming events.

On Stage: Keith Harkin

Run, Halifax! Run!

Get Ink’d: Maritime Tattoo

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The Carleton is hosting Keith Harkin of Celtic Thunder for a 4 p.m. show Saturday. Starting out as a guitar playing singer-songwriter, Harkin’s latest solo release reveals impressive emotional range and eclectic sensibility. Harkin was one of the first artists signed to Verve Records under the leadership of Chairman David Foster, so safe to say he’s kinda a big deal. Visit: thecarleton.ca.

This weekend marks the 10th annual Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon race weekend. Whether you’re cheering on, participating, or just want to come out and watch me attempt to do a 10K, it’s a great community event that links youth — with the Doctors of Nova Scotia youth run — and the slightly older and insane — with the Scotiabank Full Marathon. Hop onto the website, check out the route map and come and cheer! Visit: bluenosemarathon.com.

Adept Tattoos is proud to host the seventh annual Maritime Tattoo Festival. Featuring artists from around these parts, as well as from all around the world. Given all that selection, there is sure to be something for everyone. If you’re like me and run away at the sight of needles, fear not: the festival also features vendors showcasing art, jewelry, clothing, music, and of course much more. Visit: maritimetattoofestival. com.

Eyelevel Gallery is proud to present, And all sat mute, their annual Y-Level exhibition featuring Atlantic emerging artists on the analysis of silence within isolation. Although all art production signifies some form of isolation and alienation, these selections reveal the inversions between social and private spheres while also, in resistance, subversively communicates the elusive ideology of capitalism. Visit: eyelevelgallery.ca.

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Come Celebrate: The Carleton’s 5th Anniversary Concert Series Celebrating five years as one of Halifax’s go-to spots for music, local and otherwise, The Carleton concert series to celebrate, which started earlier this week, concludes Friday night with its favourite rabble-rousing act, Three Sheet. They’ll be joined by the lovely genre-bending fiddler, Anna Ludlow. The show will get underway at 10 p.m. Visit: thecarleton. ca.

CD Release: A Call For Submission According to my sources it’s been a long time since the latest music offering from A Call For Submission. Finally, the wait is over. Friday night at Michael’s Bar is the place to be. And what would a CD release party be without an extra special night of door prizes, band giveaways, and of course, much more. Sharing the stage will be three more bands: 7 Mile Stare, Devils Elbow and Invictive. This musical evening will only cost you $8.

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Come see how our gardens grow! Saturday, May 25

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9 am to 3 pm 62 Caledonia Road, Dartmouth

(Rain date May 24) 10 am to 2 pm Halifax Commons

The Halifax Regional Municipality is celebrating National Public Works Week May 19–25, 2013. HRM wishes to educate and inform its citizens of the importance of public works in their daily lives. We are able to have clean water, safe streets and neighborhoods, efficient transportation, and safe clean communities, “Because of Public Works...”— this year’s theme for the week. Thank you to all of our public works professionals for making a difference.

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Fucale continues to prove he’s a winner Hot hand. Netminder is racking up the victories and hopes that doesn’t change at Memorial Cup ANDREW RANKIN

Memorial Cup prelims

Friday Saskatoon vs. London, 9 p.m. Saturday Portland vs. Halifax, 8 p.m. Sunday Saskatoon vs. Halifax, 8 p.m.

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Zachary Fucale has proved one overriding fact to his head coach this year. “He really knows how to win,” said Dominique Ducharme following a recent practice. It’s not only that the 17-year-old netminder led the Halifax Mooseheads to its first ever QMJHL title with a 16-1 record, it’s the way he did it. He admits that his performances weren’t always stellar. There’s the four-goal period in Game 2 of their semifinal series against Rouyn-Noranda, and the six goals he sacrificed to the same club five days later in Game 4. But in both cases he pulled through, just like he did in the pressure-packed overtime victory he won in Game 3 during the series sweep. “Everyone contributes in their own way,” said Fucale, the highest-ranked junior goalie going into June’s NHL draft. “I have a job and I pride myself on doing it the best I can. It’s really not that complicated for me.” Those closest to the teenager know he’s a committed student of the game who brings a rare combination of poise and

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athleticism to the rink. “He’s paying attention to details,” said Ducharme. “He’s really smart, on the ice he has the ability to read the play, he learns quickly and he can apply the things he learns on the ice, those little details to polish his game.” He’s happiest, even joyous when he’s between the pipes, a quality he said he’s come by honestly. “My parents always look at the good side of life and always had a joyous attitude about life.” He’s carried that same mindset to Saskatoon where at the Memorial Cup he knows he’ll be facing the biggest challenge of his young career. “We’re facing the best teams and the games are going to be even tighter. But we’re prepared. We’re going in there as confident as we can.”

Mooseheads netminder Zach Fucale has been rock-solid all playoffs for the Herd. DEVAAN INGRAHAM/FOR METRO


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By now most Herd fans have forgotten about Ryan Falkenham’s two blocked shots in a key moment of the team’s QMJHL semifinal. With the Halifax Mooseheads at home and up 1-0 in the series, they found themselves on the penalty kill in overtime against the RouynNoranda Huskies. In those critical moments, with momentum on the line, Mooseheads head coach Dominique Ducharme sent out his trusty 17-year-old forward. The Halifax native promptly blocked two point-blank rockets, setting the table for Martin Frk’s eventual gamewinner.

“Those were two huge plays. They don’t show up on the score sheet but those are big plays that make you win in the playoffs,” Ducharme said. True to his blue-collar approach, the amiable Halifax native was quick to downplay the praise. “It’s just being sharp, you know,” Falkenham said. “The plays I make are simple plays. Penalties need to be killed, shots need to be blocked. Other players put the puck in the net. Dom is good at getting everyone involved.” There’s little flash in Falkenham’s game. Instead, he uses his adept speed and hockThe mark of a professional

“For a coach, it’s reassuring. You know every night what you’re going to get from Ryan.” Mooseheads head coach Dominique Ducharme on Ryan Falkenham

ey sense to create timely turnovers, blocked shots and hits that look effortless. “He’s always working hard, he’s consistent in always taking care of details,” Ducharme said. He’s great on the PK, he’s got speed, intensity, and he’s smart. After an injury-plagued sophomore season, Falkenham still managed to register 10 goals in 45 games. The five-foot-10, 175 pounder is hungry for more. Ducharme is confident he has it in him to be a 20- to 25-goal scorer. “He’s a solid young man, he’ll be a great leader.” Naturally, Falkenham’s biggest moment of the season arrived last Friday when the Herd won its first QMJHL title. But the real highlight arrived after the hoopla and fan fair died down. “You’re back in the dressing room and you have the (President’s) Cup and you’re with the boys. That stays with you.”

Halifax Mooseheads forward Ryan Falkenham during practice on Tuesday afternoon at the Halifax Forum. devaan ingraham/for metro

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Mooseheads winger Max Lindsay, left, and defenceman Konrad Abelshauser practise in Saskatoon on Thursday. LIAM RICHARDS/The canadian press

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For Matthew Boudreau, there’s only one way to describe how he and the Halifax Mooseheads have been treated since landing in Saskatoon on Wednesday. “We feel like kings right now,” the Mooseheads forward said, after the team’s first skate at the Credit Union Centre on Thursday. “We don’t even take our own bags to the rinks.”

The Mooseheads are in Saskatchewan aiming for juniorhockey supremacy at the fourteam Memorial Cup. They got there in style, taking off from Halifax in a 747 chartered plane. On arrival, the media frenzy started and took direct aim at Mooseheads stars Nathan MacKinnon and Jonathan Drouin, both projected top-five NHL draft picks in June.

The team’s also been taking advantage of some firstrate accommodations. “At our hotel we have so many people taking care of us,” Boudreau said. “We have some private suites for us to just relax. I just looked out the window of the hotel this morning and I can’t believe how flat it is.” As for the host rink, he says everyone on the squad is

enjoying it so far. “It reminds me of Saint John’s rink, but a lot bigger.” Mooseheads’ veteran defenceman Konrad Abeltshauser is loving the venue and can’t wait to get going against Portland Winterhawks on Saturday. “We tested out the ice and the boards, it is a beautiful set up,” he said. Andrew rankin/metro news

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“Thankfully there’s no brain damage, no bleeding.” Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Mark Fraser, who suffered a skull fracture after taking a puck in the face in Game 4 of the first round against the Boston Bruins.

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Canada doomed in quarters again

Anthony draws Knicks to 3-2 in series with Pacers

Canada was eliminated in the quarter-finals of the IIHF World Championship for a fourth straight year with a 3-2 shootout loss to host Sweden on Thursday. Fredrik Pettersson scored the winner in the fourth round of the shootout. The Canadian Press

Carmelo Anthony scored 28 points to help the New York Knicks stay alive in the Eastern Conference semifinals with an 85-75 victory over the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 on Thursday night. The Associated Press

MLB NHL PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS AMERICAN LEAGUE (Best-of-7 series; All times Eastern)

EASTERN CONFERENCE PITTSBURGH (1) VS. OTTAWA (7)

Brad Marchand scored with 4:20 left in the first overtime and the Boston Bruins beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in the first playoff game in 40 years between the Original Six teams. Marchand, Boston’s top goal scorer in the regular season, got his first of the post-season on a pass from Patrice Bergeron. Marchand had carried the puck up the right side, passed it to Bergeron and kept going toward the net. Bergeron passed

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(Pittsburgh leads 1-0) Friday’s game Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. BOSTON (4) VS. N.Y. RANGERS (6) Thursday’s result NY Rangers at Boston

WESTERN CONFERENCE CHICAGO (1) VS. DETROIT (7)

Brad Marchand gets off a shot while being tripped by the Rangers’ Michael Del Zotto on Thursday night in Boston. Charles Krupa/The Associated Press

across the slot and Marchand tipped it past goalie Henrik Lundqvist from the left side of

the crease. The Bruins carried the play throughout overtime. They applied constant pressure, but couldn’t score during a power play when Derek Dorsett was penalized for interference at 2:20 of overtime. Boston nearly won in regulation, but Johnny Boychuk’s shot from the right point clanged off the left post with one-tenth of a second remaining. Then he hit the left post at the other end of the ice at 6:34 of overtime. Zdeno Chara gave Boston a 1-0 lead at 12:23 of the second before Ryan McDonagh tied it with 1.3 seconds left in the period. Derek Stepan put the Rangers ahead 2-1 just 14 seconds into the third period, and Torey Krug tied it on a power play with his first NHL goal in four career games. The Associated Press

(Chicago leads 1-0) Saturday’s game Detroit at Chicago, 6 p.m. LOS ANGELES (5) VS. SAN JOSE (6) (Los Angeles leads 1-0) Thursday’s result San Jose at Los Angeles

NBA PLAYOFFS CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7 series; All times Eastern)

EASTERN CONFERENCE MIAMI (1) VS CHICAGO (5) (Miami wins 4-1) NEW YORK (2) VS INDIANA (3) (Indiana leads 3-1) Thursday’s result Indiana at New York

WESTERN CONFERENCE OKLAHOMA CITY (1) VS MEMPHIS (5) (Memphis wins 4-1) Wednesday’s result Memphis 88, Oklahoma City 84 SAN ANTONIO (2) VS GOLDEN STATE (6) (San Antonio leads 3-2) Thursday’s result San Antonio at Golden State

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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CENTRAL DIVISION

WEST DIVISION Texas Oakland Seattle Los Angeles Houston

Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami

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Thursday’s results Seattle at N.Y. Yankees Boston at Tampa Bay Detroit at Texas Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels Wednesday’s results San Diego 8 Baltimore 4 Houston 7 Detroit 5 Chicago White Sox 9 Minnesota 4 Texas 6 Oakland 2 Seattle 12 N.Y. Yankees 2 Toronto 11 San Francisco 3 Boston 9 Tampa Bay 2 Kansas City 9 L.A. Angels 5 Friday’s games All times Eastern Seattle (Maurer 2-5) at Cleveland (Jimenez 3-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 1-2) at Baltimore (Hammel 5-1), 7:05 p.m. Toronto (Buehrle 1-2) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 1-2) at Texas (Tepesch 3-3), 8:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 6-0) at Minnesota (Worley 1-4), 8:10 p.m. Kansas City (Shields 2-3) at Oakland (Parker 2-5), 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Sale 4-2) at L.A. Angels (Wilson 3-2), 10:05 p.m.

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Thursday’s results N.Y. Mets 5 St. Louis 2 Pittsburgh 7 Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 5 Miami 3 (10) San Francisco at Colorado Washington at San Diego Wednesday’s results Cleveland 10 Philadelphia 4 Arizona 5 Atlanta 3 Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 1 Cincinnati 4 Miami 0 Chicago Cubs 6 Colorado 3 St. Louis 4 N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 3 Washington 1 Friday’s games All times Eastern N.Y. Mets (Harvey 4-0) at Chicago Cubs (Jackson 1-5), 2:20 p.m. Houston (Lyles 1-1) at Pittsburgh (Gomez 2-0), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Cingrani 2-0) at Philadelphia (Lee 4-2), 7:05 p.m. Arizona (Cahill 2-4) at Miami (Slowey 1-3), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Ryu 4-2) at Atlanta (Maholm 4-4), 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee (Peralta 3-3) at St. Louis (Garcia 4-2), 8:15 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 4-1) at Colorado (De La Rosa 4-3), 8:40 p.m. Washington (Gonzalez 3-2) at San Diego (Smith 0-0), 10:10 p.m.


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See today’s answers at metronews.ca/answers. Crossword: Canada Across and Down

Horoscopes

Aries

March 21 - April 20 This has been a busy week for you, so maybe you need to slow down a bit. Right. And maybe the Sun will rise in the west and the tide won’t come in. Aries never slows down — it’s not in your nature.

Taurus

April 21 - May 21 Mars in your sign gives you all the energy and ambition you need to make a name for yourself, so go for it. Too often in the past you have waited for other people to take the lead.

Gemini

May 22 - June 21 The thing you need to realize is that you don’t have to enjoy something to be good at it. If fate points you in a certain direction today then that is the direction you should move.

Cancer

June 22 - July 23 Listen to what others say you should do today — then do the opposite. You know your mind better than they do so follow what your instincts tell you.

Leo

July 24 - Aug. 23 Today, you will be confronted by someone who has more power than you but that must not be allowed to faze you. They may have might on their side but you have right and that’s why you will win in the end.

Virgo

Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 You may have strong opinions about an issue but don’t waste your time shouting about it. Find ways you can make a practical difference, then get on with them quietly. It’s not about words, it’s about actions.

Libra

Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 Having told so many people what you intend to accomplish don’t you think it’s about time you started actually doing it? Anyone can talk about making a difference but only a few people ever get round to it.

Scorpio

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Mars in your opposite sign of Taurus will help you get rid of an emotional attachment you no longer need. Scorpio has a reputation for ruthlessness and today everyone will see it.

Sagittarius

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 You may be tempted to work twice as hard at something to make sure you get it done on time but is it necessary to put in so much effort and maybe exhaust yourself? No. Ease up.

Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 Be careful what you start over the next 24 hours because you will have no choice but to finish it before you can move on to something else. Think before you act and don’t let your passions rule you.

Aquarius

Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 Chances are you will find yourself involved in some kind of dispute with your nearest and dearest. Whatever else happens, you must resist the urge to open up old wounds.

Pisces

Feb. 20 - March 20 Someone else’s good idea can be adapted by you to suit your own needs. Is that immoral? Of course not. There is no copyright on ideas, so you are free to take it and develop it any way you see fit. SALLY BROMPTON

Across 1. Fail’s opposite 5. Keyboard instrument 10. Edmonton Oilers owner, Daryl __ 14. Ancient temple ceremony, for one 15. Volleyballer/ model Gabrielle who has a book out now 16. Characters’ selves 17. Driver’s licence proves it, e.g. 18. Words overachievers don’t use 19. Uncommon, to Caesar 20. William Shatner’s iconic role, __. __ _. __ 23. Provide, as with some trait 24. Tabula __ (Clean slate) 25. Suitable 28. More healthy 33. Barley bristle 35. Polar explorer Mr. Rasmussen 36. Enter with military force 37. Immobilizing spray 39. Disconnected 41. Last parts 42. Philosophies 44. Ancient Greece’s love god 46. ‘i’ topper 47. Fender guitar, commonly 48. Digital clock alternatives 50. Parsley or basil Yesterday’s Crossword

By Kelly Ann Buchanan

52. Shoe’s securers 55. Movie industry concern: 2 wds. 60. Peek-_-__! 61. Thanks, in French 62. Mil. two-stripers 63. Red __, Alberta 64. “It’s _ __!” (Crook-tocrook warning) 65. “When can _ __ again?”

(Faster’s query) 66. Car part 67. Jule __ (Broadway composer) 68. Fine pursuits Down 1. Store item’s __ tag 2. Mr. Quinn of movies 3. Celtic music performer:

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.

Yesterday’s Sudoku

2 wds. 4. Dispatched to The North, say: 2 wds. 5. Jaws’ movie cousin 6. Staples paper purchase 7. Star Trek creator: 2 wds. 8. __ __ a go between (Is the mediator) 9. Eggs environs 10. Brand of skin lotion

11. Petri dish gel 12. The Monkees member Peter 13. Ms. Gabor, when doubled (Hollywood legend) 21. Mean dude 22. Madeline of movies 26. Cross to bear 27. Wordplay sort 29. Thoroughfare type, tiny-ly 30. Rock garden creator 31. Root that’s edible 32. Take 15 33. Some old Jeeps, e.g. 34. Tip to ‘hog’ (Wild swine) 36. Matinee __ 38. Writer Ms. LeShan 40. George and __ Gershwin 43. Prince album: ‘Sign ‘_’ __ Times’ 45. Prefix meaning ‘Sun’ 48. Toronto-born comic actor, Will __ 49. Grateful Dead cofounder Jerry 51. Joy of Cooking author, __ _. Rombauer 53. Plaudit 54. Methods, for short 55. Wild goat 56. Paul Stookey’s actual first name (The ‘Paul’ of Peter, Paul & Mary) 57. Ripped 58. Noted hwy. 59. Sherlock Holmes prop 60. US teeth doc’s org.



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