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Kate could’ve been poised to crown in 905 Tot watch. Oshawa hospital’s invite to Duchess of Cambridge to give birth in Canada goes unanswered

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Jose Bautista and Jose Reyes congratulate former Blue Jay Carlos Delgado, who was inducted into the club’s Level of Excellence at Rogers Centre ahead of Sunday’s 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The 41-year-old Delgado holds the Blue Jays’ all-time records in home runs, doubles, RBIs, walks and slugging percentage. More Jays coverage, page 21. CARLOS OSORIO/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE LMD-GTA-Metro-Freedom-10x164-CLR.pdf 1 13-06-13 2:45 PM

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As her compatriot Adele would say, she could have had it all. Tea. Crumpets. Paper tiaras. If only Kate Middleton had accepted the invitation to give birth in Oshawa. “Dear Kate, are you looking to avoid the hoopla outside St. Mary’s?” the Facebook message from Lakeridge Health, sent last Friday, began, referring to the London hospital where hordes of reporters are expectantly camped. “We’ve got brand new rooms ready for you and we treat every newborn like a little

prince or princess.” The Oshawa hospital, which boasts the motto “We love babies,” even signed off with a confident “See you soon.” Since then, radio silence. “We didn’t get any word back, unfortunately,” said Lakeridge spokesperson Aaron Lazarus, tongue planted gently in

cheek, perhaps. “But I’m sure she’s thinking about it.” They’re certainly thinking about her. Whenever Kate gives birth — and the regal due date was reportedly July 19 — Lakeridge will be ready. Crumpets and jam will be served. And staff are preparing to compile a Facebook album of all the “princes and princesses” sharing a birthday with the Prince or Princess of Cambridge. As for the tiaras befitting any newborn royal, “we’re on the lookout for ones that are the right size,” said Lazarus. “We might just have to make them out of paper.” torstar news service

A royal supporter, seen outside the media pen by Saint Mary’s Hospital in London on Sunday. JUSTIN TALLIS/Getty Images


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Widow wants probe into cycling death of her husband reopened Traffic fatality. Griefstricken family hires prominent criminal lawyer, who believes the conclusions of the case resulted from shoddy investigation

Kasia Briegmann-Samson wants the investigation into her husband’s cycling death reopened. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE FILE

Kasia Briegmann-Samson was stunned when police told her they were only charging Miguel Oliveira, 23, the alleged driver of the minivan that hit her husband Tom Samson, with failing to remain at the scene of an accident that caused death. Months later, after feeling “dragged through the mud,” and frustrated their questions were going unanswered because the matter was “before the courts,” the grief-stricken family hired prominent crim-

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• Sapiano is calling on police and the Crown to reopen the case, now that they’re acknowledging Samson was stationary or near-stationary, waiting to turn left, when he was rammed from behind.

inal lawyer Edward Sapiano. He wrote numerous letters demanding copies of the accident reconstruction report, witness statements and investigator notes. In May, the prosecutor in the case confirmed that the Crown is “not taking the position that Tom was travelling north or that he ran a red light,” Sapiano wrote in a letter to Toronto police. Sapiano believes the initial conclusions were the result of a shoddy investigation. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Richard White. Detained ‘Integrity’. TTC launches dead man finally home whistleblower program After an excruciatingly long month, Bernice White will finally get to say a proper goodbye to her dead son. The body of Richard White, 44, arrived in Toronto Saturday night after being shipped from Cebu, Philippines. To White’s family, it marked the bittersweet end of a long battle with a funeral

home in the country, which they say had been demanding increasing sums before repatriating his body. The Holland Landing, Ont. native was found lifeless and covered in blood in the hallway of a modest hotel in Cebu on June 20. The cause of his death is still unknown. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

The TTC is trying to root out internal fraud and theft through the launch of a new whistleblower program that will allow its 13,000 employees to anonymously report unethical or illegal behaviour by coworkers or TTC contractors. Transit workers will be notified Monday of the new $33,000 “Integrity” program

whereby they can write, phone or email their suspicions of wrongdoing to ClearView Strategic Partners, a Toronto consultant group, to trigger an investigation. Spokesman Brad Ross denied the impetus for the new program was the January firing of eight transit enforcement officers. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Michael Bryant spoke candidly at Saturday night’s TEDxKingStreetWest about how his tumultuous journey up to this point has allowed him to make peace with what little control people have over their own successes and failures, and how others can learn from his experiences. Less than four years ago, the former Ontario MPP’s descent began with a 28-second altercation that led to cyclist Darcy Allan Sheppard’s death and ended with Bryant losing his job, reputation and marriage. The incident was detailed exhaustingly throughout the media, a court case that ended in Bryant’s acquittal, and his memoir, 28 Seconds, released in August of last year. But the bottom line, he said, isn’t about his story. “The great tragedy that night is that a man died.” Bryant, who now works with Ishkonigan, a consulting firm that works with Indigenous communities, said he was drawn to the TEDx event by its theme, Redefining Failure and Success. “My fear of failure defined success.... it was a selfish success. Selfless success is my salvation,” he said. After his presentation, he told Metro he hasn’t ruled out returning to politics, but he’s concerned about disrupting the lives of his two young sons following the turmoil of the past four years. “I see someone like (Premier) Kathleen Wynne, every 15 minutes of her life are planned out for her,” he said. “I have a real life right now.”

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One-time NHL hopeful now a rising golfer RBC Canadian Open. Rookie Roger Sloan is one of more than 150 players competing Being the true Canadian he is, Merritt, B.C.’s Roger Sloan says he’d probably be playing in the NHL right now if he hadn’t been sidetracked by his fascination with golf. But from the moment he took his first swing, to scoring his very first birdie, he was hooked. “When I played hockey, I could go out and shoot four, five goals, but if the team lost, you left the arena feeling disappointed and discouraged,” he says in a phone interview. “Whereas if I go out and shoot four, five birdies, I walk away from the golf course feeling like I accomplished something.” One club set and 15 years of hard work later, the 26-year-old rookie now finds himself competing amongst the best on his first official Web.com Tour. Sloan is set to battle more than 150 players at the RBC Canadian Open for the $5.6 million purse this week at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville. Sloan aspires to emulate his idols Adam Scott and Steve B.C.’s Roger Sloan, a competitor in the upcoming RBC Canadian Open, scored Stricker. “Guys that bring their his personal best last week at the Utah Championship Open, tying in for lunchbox course WJ _ 6 7 9 8 _ M e t r o . p d f P a g e 1 7 / 1 9 / 1 3 , 8to: the 2 2 golfA M seventh place with four sub-70 rounds, and is doing well at the Midwest every day, put in an honest Classic this weekend. COntributed/CATHY SLOAN day’s work and go home, I

think those guys really exemplify a true athlete,” says Sloan. But it’s been a rocky year for the young golfer. After missing the cut for seven games in a row, Sloan, now on the final stretch of the tour, had to find a way to recover in order to place within the top 75 and to qualify for the season’s final four events. But Sloan believes it’s all part of the process. “I was kind of delighted to struggle a little bit,” he says. “You learn a lot about yourself when you face adversity.”

Well, hot dog! Honest Ed’s celebrates 65th year It was part celebration and part bittersweet nostalgia for the crowd that flocked to Honest Ed’s on Sunday to mark the iconic bargain centre’s 65th birthday. A week after news broke that the Bathurst and Bloor property is up for sale for $100 million, Honest Ed’s celebrated six and a half decades of business with giveaways, free hotdogs, personalized signs, a magic show and, of course, more bargains.

David Mirvish welcomed the crowd and presented Toronto police Chief Bill Blair with a donation for the Widows and Orphans Fund, an annual Honest Ed’s tradition. Coun. Mike Layton also joined the celebration and spoke about growing up just around the corner from the landmark store. “Some of my earliest memories are of getting lost here,” he told the crowd. “There’s truly no place like this in Toronto.” TORSTAR news service

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“I just have to focus one shot at a time, and let the results take care of themselves.” Roger Sloan One lesson he learned was that besides ability and talent, what impacts athletes’ games the most is the mind. “When I got this ... I was afraid to make mistakes and I was playing overly cautious, really avoiding disaster.” Sloan says he now has a new attitude. Now ranked 85th on the money list, there’s still a few tournaments left before the season ends Aug. 25. But the new Sloan isn’t feeling the pressure. For now, he says he’ll be taking it all in stride.

David Mirvish passed out hot dogs to hundreds of customers at Honest Ed’s 65th anniversary party Sunday morning. Lucas Oleniuk/Torstar News Service Georgina, Ont.

Skydiver dies after hard landing Police north of Toronto say a skydiver has died of injuries suffered after a hard landing in the community of Georgina. York Region Police say

the man was rushed to hospital late Sunday afternoon and was later pronounced dead. Police are investigating to determine why he failed to make a proper landing. The man’s identity is being withheld until all of his family members are notified. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Slick TV ads this year for the Harper government’s “economic action plan” appear to be inspiring a lot of, well, inaction. A survey of 2,003 adult Canadians completed in April identified just three people who actually visited actionplan.gc.ca, the site created to promote the brand.

The Prime Minister’s Office is eager to explain why Leona Aglukkaq, an Inuk from Nunavut, is now leading Environment Canada, “The appointment of a minister ... from the North, a region susceptible to climate change, speaks volumes about our government’s commitment to the environment,” spokeswoman Julie Vaux wrote to The Globe and Mail.

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More dead bodies to be found in Cleveland houses: Police Serial murders. Volunteers told to pay attention to strange smells and plastic bags after suspect arrested Searchers rummaging through vacant houses in a neighbourhood where three bodies were found wrapped in plastic bags should be prepared to find one or two more victims, the police chief of a Cleveland suburb said Sunday. Police Chief Ralph Spotts told the volunteers to brace themselves for the smell of rotting bodies and to look out for trash bags that might conceal a body. He declined to elaborate on his comments about the possible one or two additional victims. When asked about Spotts’ remark, East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton said authorities

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“He said some things that led us to believe that in some way ... Sowell might be an influence.” East Cleveland Mayor Gary Norton, on the murder suspect’s possible connection to convicted Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell.

have “lots of reasons” to suspect there are more victims, but he refused to say why. A 35-year-old registered sex offender in custody is a suspect in the deaths, Norton said. The suspect, who was arrested Friday after a police standoff, has indicated he might have been influenced by Cleveland serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was convicted in 2011 of killing 11 women and sentenced to death, Norton said. “He said some things that led us to believe that in some way, shape or form, Sowell

East Cleveland residents gather outside an abandoned house to help search for more bodies on Sunday. Police Chief Ralph Spotts told volunteers he believes there could be one or two more victims. Tony Dejak/the associated press

might be an influence,” Norton told The Associated Press. The man has not been charged. A report of a foul odour emanating from a home led

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vacant house. The bodies, all female, were found about 100 to 200 metres apart, and authorities say the victims were killed in the last six to 10 days. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A disturbing trend in a quiet city It’s the third recent highprofile case in the Cleveland area that involves missing women. In May, three women who separately vanished a decade ago were found captive in a run-down house. Ariel Castro, a former school-bus driver, has pleaded not guilty to nearly 1,000 counts of kidnap, rape and other crimes. In 2009, Anthony Sowell was arrested after a woman escaped from his house and said she had been raped there. Police found the mostly nude bodies of 11 women throughout the home. Sowell’s victims ranged in age from 24 to 52. All were recovering or current drug addicts, and most died of strangulation; some had been decapitated, and others were so badly decomposed that coroners couldn’t say with certainty how they died.


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Two U.S. jets ‘bomb’ Great Barrier Reef Aborted mission. Four practice bombs dropped away from coral to minimize possible damage, navy said. None exploded Two American fighter jets dropped four unarmed bombs Ban on veils

into Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park last week when a training exercise went wrong, the U.S. navy said, angering environmentalists. The two AV-8B Harrier jets launched from aircraft carrier USS Bonhomme Richard each jettisoned an inert practice bomb and an unarmed laser-guided explosive bomb into the World Heritage-listed marine park off the coast of

Queensland state on Tuesday, the U.S. 7th Fleet said. The jets had intended to drop the ordnances on the Townshend Island bombing range, but aborted the mission when controllers reported the area was not clear of hazards. The pilots conducted the emergency jettison because they were low on fuel and could not land with their bomb load, the navy said. The

emergency happened during the biennial joint training exercise Talisman Saber, which brings together U.S. and Australian military personnel over three weeks. The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest network of coral structures, is rich in marine life and stretches more than 3,000 kilometres along Australia’s northeast coast. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

An aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns, Australia. Getty Images file

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Paris suburbs see another night of violent protests

Warring families clash, leaving 7 dead in Philippines

Some 20 cars were torched in a second night of violence in suburbs west of Paris in apparent protest over the enforcement of France’s ban on Islamic face veils. The incidents overnight targeted the town of Elancourt. The night before, about 250 people clashed with police in the nearby town of Trappes

At least seven people are dead in the Philippines after two families locked in a longstanding feud battled each other with guns, police said. Armed members and followers of the Macugar and Capal families confronted each other late Friday in a village of Bayang town in Lanao del Sur province.

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King David’s palace? Israeli archaeologists’ claim draws skepticism A team of Israeli archaeologists believes it has discovered the ruins of a palace belonging to the biblical King David, but other Israeli experts dispute the claim. Archaeologists from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Israel’s Antiquities Authority said their find, a large fortified complex west of Jerusalem at a site called Khirbet Qeiyafa, is the first palace of the biblical king ever to be discovered. Critics said the site could have belonged to other kingdoms of the area. The con-

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Syria. Russian leaders fear the return of extremists who left to fight in civil war The leader of a restive province in Russia’s Caucasus Mountains says local Islamic militants are fighting alongside rebels in Syria and could further destabilize their home region when they return. Ramazan Abdulatipov, the acting president of the province of Dagestan, wrote on his website Sunday that the “export of extremists” should be prevented by making it hard for militants to leave Russia. “These people go there and they will come back tomorrow with the backing of international extremist and terrorist organizations,” Abdulatipov said during a meeting with local officials Friday. Andrei Konin, the head of the regional branch of Russia’s Federal Security Service — the main KGB suc-

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cessor agency — told the meeting that many people from Dagestan go to Syria for studies but end up in rebel ranks for what they consider a holy war.

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TTC DEBATE MIRED BY POLITICS ant because it would somehow help the NDP Last week, as city council debated subwaysbuild political popularity in Scarborough at versus-LRTs for what felt like the 1,000th both the provincial and federal level. time, I heard a lot of theories about why this Then there were various theories relating council decision was so important. to the 2014 municipal election. I think I What was weird, though, was that many heard every variation. Support for subways of these theories had absolutely nothing to will hand Mayor Rob Ford his reelection, do with what makes for efficient and effectthey said, so we have to vote for LRT. ive transit. But, for some, the reverse was true: voting Sure, on a fundamental level, councillors for LRT will only strengthen Ford’s subwayswere debating whether it made sense to scrap only platform, so we have to vote for subways an approved LRT plan and spend an extra bilnow. lion dollars extending the Bloor-Danforth URBAN COMPASS The political calculus and complicated subway into Scarborough, but this wasn’t theories spanned all three levels of governreally an issue of planning or principles. Matt Elliott ment and sometimes time and space. Instead, I heard a lot about politics. A toronto@metronews.ca By the time council finally got around to high-level staffer working for a pro-subway endorsing the subway plan — with a ton of conditions that councillor told me flatly that it was critical that council enmake things far from a done deal — I wouldn’t have been dorse subways because endorsing a plan for light rail might surprised if councillors had told me that it was important help Tim Hudak become premier of Ontario. council endorse this subway because otherwise Skynet Another popular theory tossed around left-leaning councould become self-aware and send a Terminator back in time cillors’ offices was that support for the subway was import-

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to kill John Connor. It was all very tiring, and served as proof that politicians in this town haven’t learned much since Ford cleaned their collective clock in the 2010 mayoral race. Because here’s the thing about Ford. For all his faults — and he’s got a lot of them — he’s not one to play these kinds of games. The mayor’s opinions aren’t generally derived from complicated political strategy and vote projections. He’s not seen as a flip-flopper. Ford was a refreshing change for voters because he generally just says what he thinks. And in this transit debate, we could have used a whole lot more of that. We could have used more councillors that actually bothered to look at and consider the evidence. We could have used more clarity, more facts and more honesty. We could have used more bravery. But instead we got Read more of Matt’s the same old political blog, Ford for Torongames. to, at metronews.ca Clickbait

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Other 3D feats

Jigsaw puzzle is world’s smallest This may not look like the most difficult puzzle to put together but you’ll need a good magnifying glass and a steady hand to complete it. This three-piece jigsaw — created by researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany — is the world’s smallest puzzle,

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• In March 2012, researchers at the Vienna University of Technology created a 3D car in 240 seconds. The car’s length was 1/1,000 — the width of a human hair. • In May 2013, scientists made microscopic flowerlike crystals — each flower smaller than the thickness of a bank note.

It’s cost-cutting Without the need for a substrate layer that would go to waste after the objects are made, this method is cheaper. “LIGA2.X ensures higher degrees of freedom in the arrangement of structured mould nests,” said Jochen Heneka of KIT’s Institute of Microstructure Technology. METRO

RE: Cory Monteith’s Cousin Talks Funeral Plans, Drugs, And Lea Michele, published online July 20 This guy seems like a fake or a family outsider who barely knew Cory. It’s obvious he only knows what’s already been reported in the media and the family hasn’t asked him to speak for them. So again, he sounds like a fool. MPSmith posted to metronews.ca

their suggestions. Whatever. Not like they care. (iOS/Free)

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He’s no more a family spokesman for the Monteith family than I am. He is trying to make a career out of this tragedy. Please, no more press for this guy. Dak1928 posted to metronews.ca

Correction A letter published July 19 speaking out against council’s subway plans was incorrectly attributed. The letter’s author was Murray Lumley. Metro regrets the error.

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Dane DeHaan made waves with the Comic-Con crowd as an antihero in Chronicle, and now he’s upping his superhero game with the Amazing Spider-Man 2, out next year, in which he plays Harry Osborn — most recently portrayed by James Franco. So we had to ask if there were any other Franco roles he had in mind. How has your Comic-Con experience been? I shot a night shoot last night, got here at 8:30 in the morning, did some press with Metallica, and now here I am doing press for Spider-Man, so just another day (laughs). It’s insane. The

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fact that I’m at Comic-Con doing press for Spider-Man is really, I don’t know. I mean, certainly a dream come true, and if I try to think about it (it’s) definitely an overwhelming thought. So I guess I’m just trying not to think about it. How do you keep everything straight when you’re working on so little sleep? I only think about things as they’re happening, I suppose. I don’t try to get ahead of myself. I mean, I’m only

technically working on one movie right now, and then I just have to talk about the other ones. I mean, once they’re over I can talk about them. That’s not really a problem. For the Amazing SpiderMan 2, you’re playing a part most recently played by James Franco. Are there any other James Franco roles you’d like to reinterpret? Other James Franco roles? Gosh, there’s just so many of them. I would like to

host the Oscars. Does that count? I’d do a whole new thing. I don’t know, maybe it would be fun to take a crack at James Dean — although really it would be terrifying. What other roles has he played that I want to play? How about Spring Breakers? I don’t know. I think I’ll let him have that one. 127 Hours? Yeah, sure. Something like that. That would be fun.

Moviegoers were ready for a fright this weekend, sending The Conjuring into first place at the box office. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Warner Bros. haunted-house horror debuted with $41.5 million in domestic ticket sales, unseating the three-week champ, Despicable Me 2. The Universal film dropped to second place with $25 million. Fox’s new animated offering, Turbo, opened with $21.5 million, good for third place. The Sony comedy Grown Ups 2 held onto fourth place in its second week of release, earning $20 million. Summit Entertainment’s Red 2, which stars Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren as retired CIA operatives, debuted in fifth place with $18.5 million. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Jim Rash, co-star of TV’s Community and co-writer/ co-director of the Way, Way Back, seems like a natural fit for San Diego Comic-Con, but he’s actually something of a Comic-Con newbie. “I’m a virgin — in a lot of ways,” he says with a laugh.

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DISH

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METRO DISH OUR TAKE ON THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES The Word

Spit take: Justin Bieber did something awful again Kanye West. all photos getty images

Kanye has no love for the paparazzi Kanye West’s ongoing tensions with paparazzi boiled over this weekend when the rapper came to blows with a photographer outside of the LAX airport, according to TMZ. It’s unclear what spurred the altercation, but sources say West went after the

“especially aggressive” photographer and tried to take away his camera, pulling him to the ground. West was no longer on the scene when police arrived. The photographer was taken to a local hospital to undergo X-rays on his hip, which he claimed he injured in the fight.

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Loblaw buys Shopper’s Drugmart. I really cannot decide if I’m more excited about President’s Choice Black Label Tuscan Wart Remover or Life Brand Three-Cheese Mouthwash. The band Korn is growing, yes, corn using a hydroponics system at their studio. “Hmmm...” says Meatloaf to himself and nods. Justin Bieber allegedly

spits in some DJ’s face. Everyone should just calm right down. Clearly what happened is that Justin mistook the guy for a spittoon that a minimum-wage earner will be along to deal with later. Rumour has it that Kris-

ten Stewart is now dating Michael Pitt. It sounds like the perfect match. They both enjoy music, old movies and sneering. Lindsay Lohan will earn some $2 million for an eightpart reality series on Oprah’s OWN. Not only that, but Lindsay will also get a stylist and two assistants. The money is in the bank. The stylist and two assistants will be on their way just as soon as someone loses the Play For A Chance Not To Be Lindsay Lohan’s Stylist and Two Assistants game. Kanye West’s new fashion line for A.P.C. features a $125 plain white T-shirt. “That’s so cute. For an amateur,” says Gwyneth Paltrow and goes back to the promotional material for her upcoming $70-tube sock collection.

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Keeping that family modern Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson married boyfriend Justin Mikita in New York City this weekend, tying the knot in front of 200 friends and family, according to Us Weekly. Guests included Ferguson’s co-stars Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet as well as Zachary Quinto, Rebecca Romijn and Padma Lakshmi, among others. Ferguson and Mikita have been dating each other two years.


FAMILY

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Mother and sun

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ate SPF level and make sure it’s waterproof if you plan on being in the water. Experts suggest you need about two tablespoons for full coverage, and you should reapply frequently. Hats not only protect from sunburns, but also against heatstroke. Or, stay out of the sun completely by using a big umbrella to avoid being a real “hot mama.”

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Sing a little prayer for you: How a simple song could help preemies Music therapy. Studies suggest the vibrations, soothing rhythms might benefit newborns who are too fragile to be comforted by hand As the guitarist strums and sings a lullaby in Spanish, Augustin Morales stops squirming in his crib and closes his eyes. This is therapy in a newborn intensive care unit, and research suggests that music may help those born way too soon adapt to life outside the womb. Some preemies are too small and fragile to be held and comforted by human touch, and many are often fussy and show other signs of stress. Other complications include immature lungs, eye disease, problems with sucking and sleeping difficulties. Recent studies and reports suggest the vibrations and soothing rhythms of music, especially performed live in the

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Joanne Loewy led a study published last month in the journal Pediatrics. Therapists in the study played small drums to mimic womb sounds and timed the rhythm to match the infants’ heartbeats. • The music appeared to slow the infants’ heartbeats, calm their breathing and improve sucking and sleeping, Loewy said.

hospital, might benefit preemies and other sick babies. Many insurers won’t pay for music therapy because of doubts that it results in any lasting medical improvement. Some doctors say music works best at relieving babies’ stress and helping parents bond with infants too sick to go home. But amid monitors, IV poles and breathing tubes in infants’ rooms at Chicago’s Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital, music therapist Elizabeth

Music therapist Elizabeth Klinger quietly plays guitar and sings for Augustin as he grips the hand of his mother, Lucy Morales, in the newborn intensive care unit at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. M. SPENCER GREEN/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Klinger provides a soothing contrast that even the tiniest babies seem to notice. “What music therapy can uniquely provide is that passive listening experience that just encourages relaxation for the patient, encourages participation by the family,” Klinger said after a recent session in Augustin’s hospital room. The baby’s parents, Lucy

Morales and Alejandro Moran, stood at the crib and whispered lovingly to their son as Klinger played lullabies. “The music relaxes him; it makes him feel more calm,” Morales said. “Sometimes it makes us cry.” More than two dozen U.S. hospitals offer music therapy in their newborn intensive care units and its popularity is grow-

ing, said Joanne Loewy, who directs a music and medicine program at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York. Preemies’ music therapy was even featured on a recent episode of American Idol, when show finalist Kree Harrison watched a therapist working with a tiny baby at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Phil Mickelson reacts after making a birdie putt to finish the final round of the British Open with a 5-under 66, Sunday, in Gullane, Scotland. The lefty won the championship by three strokes. ANDY LYONS/GETTY IMAGES

Lefty laughs last British Open. Mickelson rallies late in final round to capture Claret Jug One of the greatest final rounds in a major. Two of the best shots he ever struck with a 3-wood. The third leg of the Grand Slam. Phil Mickelson never imagined any of this happening at the British Open. No wonder he never took his hand off the base of that silver Claret Jug as he talked about the best Sunday he ever had at a major. Five shots out of the lead, Mickelson blew

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plishment for me because I just never knew if I’d be able to develop the game to play links golf effectively,” Mickelson said. “To play the best round arguably of my career, to putt better than I’ve ever putted, to shoot the round of my life ... it feels amazing to win the claret jug.” Westwood, who started the day with a two-shot lead, fell behind for the first time all day with a bogey on the par-3 13th

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Aries

March 21 - April 20 The more people you meet in the world at large this week the better your chances of success will be.

Taurus

April 21 - May 21 Because there is a full moon at one of the more sensitive points of your chart you will be more emotional than usual.

Gemini

May 22 - June 21 You may not agree with some of the opinions you hear over the next 24 hours but you need to remember that everyone is entitled to their say. If you make an effort to listen you may even learn something interesting.

Cancer

June 22 - July 23 You are in one of your more impulsive moods and today’s full moon will encourage you to spend, spend, spend.

Leo

July 24 - Aug. 23 You would never let another person dictate to you what you can and cannot do with your life, so don’t try to dictate to them. The message of the stars today is Live and Let Live. Then everyone will be happy.

Virgo

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Horoscopes

Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 Don’t allow yourself to be talked into doing something you don’t feel like doing. You are happy to help others out, of course, but if you have any kind of doubts you must act on what your intuition tells you.

Libra

Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 Handle affairs of the heart with care today because the full moon makes everyone a bit more sensitive than usual. If you say or do something a loved one thinks is needlessly harsh it could sour your relationship.

Scorpio

Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 Someone is determined to make a drama out of a crisis and the more you try to persuade them there is nothing to worry about the more emotional they will get.

Sagittarius

Nov. 23 - Dec. 21 Enjoy life by all means but don’t overdo it. You could get quite excitable over the next 24 hours and who knows where that might lead!

Capricorn

Dec. 22 - Jan. 20 You may be cautious by nature but you will nevertheless be tempted to spend big today – and chances are you will regret it. The safest place for your cash and your credit cards is in a locked wallet.

Aquarius

Jan. 21 - Feb. 19 You may be tempted to say and do things for their shock value alone. It’s fun, of course, but what of the costs?

Pisces

Feb. 20 - March 20 You know that something is going on but you can’t work out what it is. Don’t worry: ignorance is bliss. The less informed you are the more honestly you can claim that you are not to blame for the consequences.

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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.

Friday’s Sudoku

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21. Poet Mr. Sandburg 22. Hair hue, __ blonde 26. Try for a role 27. Oliver of “Oliver!” (1968) 28. Dodge car of yore 29. Communicates via smartphone 30. _ __ (Together, in music) 33. Suit garment 35. SK’s Athabasca __ __ Provincial Park 36. Oxygen-giver 37. Bring forth a lamb 39. “Diana” singer Paul 41. Salvation Army, colloquially: 2 wds. 44. Community on PEI’s northwestern tip 46. Donnie Iris song: “Ah! __!” 49. Philosopher, __-tzu 51. Sprinkle with holy oil 52. English Channel sight, Isle of __ 53. Battling: 2 wds. 54. Ms. Katic, Hamilton-born actress 55. Tycoon 58. Mil. fliers 59. Had on 60. Sudsy stuff 61. Tree-like Tolkien creatures 63. Y-ending word’s plural suffix


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