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Driving turns into a marathon Motorists take hours to traverse downtown due to Toronto Marathon, road closures City council passed motion last month to move one of city’s marathons to spring, from fall Some take hours to get around town It turned downtown streets into an obstacle course and drivers into unwilling contestants in a game of Get Me Out of Here. For the second time in three weeks a marathon pounded down Yonge Street

yesterday, cutting the city in half and causing traffic mayhem. Shortly before 11 a.m. one driver, stalled on Yonge, looked to a police officer for help. “Take the DVP,” the officer suggested.

“I thought the DVP was closed.” Nope. But it will at noon — better get moving. The Don Valley Parkway from the Gardiner to Eglinton Avenue was scheduled to close all day yesterday for pavement

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resurfacing and markings. Later, the shutdown was limited from noon to 5 p.m. “It happens every weekend in this city,” said driver John Glover. “There’s always something.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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The Phoenix Suns’ Hedo Turkoglu, right, defends the Raptors’ Andrea Bargnani during yesterday’s game. See page 51 for more coverage.

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The Toronto Star takes a closer look at what’s said on the campaign trail: Claim: Joe Pantalone said Exhibition Place, under his leadership, has earned the city $9 million in profit. Background: During a live Q&A with the Star, a reader asked Pantalone how he planned on raising money “as a city-builder to invest in a greater city.”

Pantalone, chair of Exhibition Place’s board of governors, responded: “By growing the wealth and the tax base of our city. Growth creates more tax revenue. By investing in Exhibition Place — AllStream Centre, BMO Field, Liberty Grand — we have turned $9 million in profit for the City of Toronto and its taxpayers. I will do that citywide.” Throughout the cam-

paign, Pantalone and his supporters have repeatedly highlighted the deputy mayor’s longtime efforts in turning Exhibition Place around from a languishing resource to a profitable enterprise. The 78-hectare parkland boasts some of the city’s best waterfront real estate, stretching from Strachan Avenue to past Dufferin Street. It also houses several popular attractions, from

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Toronto mayoral race tightens up Ford had a 13-point lead last month The anti-Rob Ford campaign is swaying Torontonians and reversing Ford’s momentum, suggests a new Toronto Star-Citytv poll that shows him heading into the election’s final week virtually tied with George Smitherman. “The criticism of Rob Ford is sticking and it’s resonating and at this stage his momentum is negative,” said Jodi Shanoff, a senior vice-president of Angus Reid Public Opinion, which conducted the poll. The survey of 1,001 Torontonians on Thursday and Friday by Angus Reid Public Opinion shows 41 per cent of decided voters supporting Ford, compared to 40 per cent for Smitherman and 16 per cent for Joe Pantalone. Three per cent picked other candidates. With the civic election on Oct. 25, one in five respondents remained unde-

That is the lead 1% Rob Ford has over George Smitherman in the Toronto mayoral race, according to a survey conducted by Angus Reid Public Opinion. cided. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20. That puts the front-runners in a dead heat, with Ford having lost most or all of the 13-point lead he enjoyed one month ago in the previous Star poll. The Ford juggernaut that saw the Etobicoke councillor surge in polls from spring to September on a vow to “stop the gravy train at city hall” appears to have started rolling backwards. The poll also found that so-called strategic voting

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has taken hold, with 21 per cent of Torontonians backing one candidate to ensure another doesn’t get elected. Forty per cent of Smitherman supporters say they are voting strategically. He is encouraging the

practice, targeting centreright supporters of Rocco Rossi until Rossi dropped out last week, and going especially hard after Pantalone’s “progressive” following, declaring: “A vote for Joe Pantalone is a vote for Rob Ford.”

“The anybody-but-Ford campaign has had some traction and George Smitherman is the beneficiary of that,” Shanoff said. And, it appears, Pantalone supporters remain ripe for the picking. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICES

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No caviar on cellblock menu? City spends more on feeding animals at the Toronto Zoo than on feeding the accused, numbers indicate A lawyer representing the alleged president of the Toronto chapter of the Hells Angels is expected tomorrow to challenge the adequacy of meals served in courthouse holding cells, asking a judge to order that his client be provided with more to eat and drink during his four-month trial, set to begin Oct. 22. In Toronto, lunch served to inmates at courthouses — most of whom are awaiting trial and presumed in-

nocent — consists of a sandwich, often cheese, and glass of water mixed with artificial flavour crystals. The Toronto Police Service, which is responsible for the lunches, pays $1.19 per meal. “My client is presumed innocent and has a right to defend himself against the charges at his trial,� Craig Bottomley, a lawyer representing John Neal, said. “It is impossible for him

to do so if all he can focus on is the fact that he is starving.� A Toronto Star investigation found that Toronto courthouses may well be the most nutritionally inadequate in North America. Toronto police spokesperson Mark Pugash said the lunches represent a balance between meeting the needs of prisoners and making reasonable use of taxpayers’ money. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Time to get out your french fries costume Chipotle Mexican Grill’s two Toronto restaurants are offering $2 healthy burritos (reduced from the usual $8.19) all Halloween evening to people who wear costumes depicting the horrors of processed food. The money raised from the burrito sales will be donated to celebrity Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution ENDcampaign, which is designed to get people cooking and eating healthy food. In Toronto, the eateries are both on Yonge St., at Dundas St. and Roehampton Ave. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Police survey the damage after cattle-carrying tractor trailer rolled over on Hwy. 401 Saturday afternoon.

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charged after a transport truck carrying 80 cattle rolled over in Toronto on Saturday. OPP Const. Graham Williamson says the truck was going westbound on the highway near Keele Street when it rolled over while making a lane change. The driver was not injured, but media reports say between 16 and 20

animals died. Police say 47 of the cattle are in good health, but have not commented on the remaining animals. Williamson said animal welfare officials and a veterinarian were called to the scene. Henry Bloemert, 30, of Woodstock faces seven charges including careless driving. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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She has helped children at school who need extra help to boost their reading skills. “I love kids. I love seeing them at the beginning struggling to read, but at the end they’re reading and you had a true part in it. “She sees need. She gets it. She pays attention to people,” said Gillian McShaneShields, pastor of the church’s children and family ministry. “It’s a rare quality.” For a long time, MacDonald would downplay her illness, trying to do as much as possible. But MacDonald has now discovered that others are just as keen to help. “People are so kind,” she said. “This has taught us valuable life lessons about friendship.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Canadian wins Toronto Marathon Results on the official website of the marathon organizers listed Brandon Laan of London, Ont. as the male winner with a time of 2:23:39. Nathalie Goyer was listed as the female winner with a time of 2:52:51.

Violent night around GTA At least two men are dead and three others are hurt after a violent night Saturday and early Sunday around the Toronto area that saw three separate shootings and a stabbing. Police found the body of a man who had been shot on Cataraqui Crescent near Danforth and

Warden. A few hours earlier, another man was found suffering from a bullet wound to the neck just a few blocks away. That victim is in hospital. It is unclear whether the shootings are related. Another man was shot but not seriously hurt near

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A 63-year-old Toronto man is charged with reckless use of a firearm after another hunter was shot near Belleville. OPP says a group of hunters were looking for birds on Saturday when one hunter fired a shot, hitting another hunter. Investigators believe it was accidental. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Some residents forced out of a downtown apartment building due to a fire may have to wait three months before they are allowed home. Hundreds of people living at 200 Wellesley St. E. have not been able to return home due to structural damage caused by the fire late last month. About 60 percent of the north tower tenants should be allowed back into their units in five weeks, while those living on some floors may have to wait up to three months. Toronto Community Housing says more than 300 units in the building’s south tower have been given the all clear for tenants to return. It says displaced residents will get a one-time

1,700 The number of people evacuated after last month’s fire.

clothing allowance of between $150 and $300. They will also not be charged for November’s rent and receive $10 per day for every day they stay with family or friends. Residents have slowly been allowed to return in the last few weeks. A block of 24 units on the 23rd and 25th floors of the building’s south tower were cleared for occupancy last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS




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Russell Williams, former base commander at CFB Trenton, leaves a Belleville court recently.

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lawyer for Williams told the court his client would plead guilty to all charges â&#x20AC;&#x201D; two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of sexual assault, two of forcible confinement and 82 break-and-enter charges dating back to 2007, some of which involved lingerie. He faces an automatic sentence of life in prison with no possibility of parole for at least 25 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS

An independent â&#x20AC;&#x153;workplace assessmentâ&#x20AC;? of the fractious RCMP has found that the tepid pace of reform inside the national police force frustrated some Mounties. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On a range of reform issues, much has been accomplished, although much remains to be done,â&#x20AC;? former spy chief Reid Morden says in a summary of the assessment process, obtained by The Canadian Press. Tensions rose in the upper echelons of the Mounties over the summer, with senior members accusing RCMP Commissioner William Elliott of bullying and abusive behaviour. The Public Safety Department hired Morden, a past director of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, to interview disgruntled RCMP members at Ottawa headquarters for a report on improving relations. In his Aug. 25 synopsis prepared for Public Safety deputy minister Bill Baker, Morden notes the RCMP had not even successfully publicized changes that had taken place as part of its sweeping transformation efforts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatever the actual pace of reform/transfor-

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mation, the accomplishments are not well known beyond such prominent items as the restoration of an allowance for cadets to train at the RCMP Depot.â&#x20AC;? Morden says an account of â&#x20AC;&#x153;objectives achieved or changes madeâ&#x20AC;? will soon be published. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unfortunately, it has been over six months in gestation.â&#x20AC;? The Canadian Press obtained a copy of Mordenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s four-page synopsis under the Access to Information Act. Morden interviewed two dozen people, including Elliott, the first civilian to lead the force, and several deputy and assistant commissioners, from Aug. 3 to 11. He spoke with Elliott early in the process and again once other interviews â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including those who complained

about the commissionerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actions â&#x20AC;&#x201D; were concluded. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt it was only fair that he be given an opportunity to give his side of any one of these examples,â&#x20AC;? Morden said in an interview. He also spoke to David Brown, a Toronto lawyer whose 2007 report for the government concluded the RCMP was â&#x20AC;&#x153;horribly broken,â&#x20AC;? and David McAusland, chair of the RCMP reform implementation council, an outside advisory body. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Football Philippines brawl braces for investigated storm Criminal charges could be laid against players of two junior football teams engaged in a confrontation with fans during a game this weekend, police in Hamilton said yesterday. The fight broke out in the final minutes of the Ontario Football Conference semi-final between the Hamilton Hurricanes and the St. Leonard Cougars from Montreal

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Now that’s a lucky number For the second time in a month, Israel’s biweekly national lottery produced the same winning combination: 13, 14, 26, 32, 33 and 36. The results of Saturday night’s draw were identical to those of Sept. 21. Chairman of Israel’s National Lottery Authority, Saul Sutnik, called the outcome a “rare probability” and said the results were checked several times to verify them. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Integration in Germany has ‘utterly failed’

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A protester carries signs in Omaha, Neb. NATI HARNIK/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Pipeline gets a bad rap

The Keystone XL, planned to carry crude oil from tar sands near Hardisty, Alta. to the Gulf Coast is now delayed indefinitely. Experts said it’s a case of guilt by association after the Gulf Coast oil rig explosion. The project’s first leg cruised to approval three years ago.

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Comments fuel debate over how to handle the millions of immigrants Language and culture are key, Chancellor says OLIVER LANG/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s declaration that Germany’s attempts to build a multicultural society had “utterly failed” are feeding a growing debate over how to deal with the millions of foreigners who call the country home. Merkel told a meeting of young members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union that while immigrants are welcome in Germany, they must learn the language and accept the country’s cultural norms — sounding a note heard increasingly across Europe as it battles an economic slump and worries about homegrown terrorism.

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“This multicultural approach, saying that we simply live side by side and live happily with each other has failed. Utterly failed,” Merkel said.

Many immigrants speak little or no German, work in low paying jobs or live off of government handouts at the same time the country faces an aging population and a shortage of highly skilled workers. “Germany needs more qualified immigration to maintain its economic advantage and deal with the demographic developments,” Volker Beck, a lawmaker with the opposition Greens party said yesterday. Some argued yesterday that Merkel’s comment makes them feel less welcome, and do nothing to encourage integration. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Push to silence opponents Iran warned domestic news outlets yesterday that they will be banned if they continue reporting on the country’s opposition leaders, delivering the strongest and most public threat to the media in the government’s push to silence the pro-reform movement. Iran has already closed nearly all pro-reform publications and blocked Internet sites in an attempt to deny an

outlet to the opposition, whose claims of fraud in last year’s presidential election brought tens of thousands of protesters into the streets. The government called its opponents “leaders of the plot,” a reference to allegations that the opposition is seeking to topple Iran’s ruling system.

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Pope declares new saints JEREMY PIPER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Quebec’s Brother Andre Canada’s first saint of the 21st century

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An Iranian-American businessman said yesterday he spent some of his more than two years in prison alongside protesters detained in Iran's postelection crackdowns.

An image of Mary MacKillop is projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge after she was canonized as Australia's first saint at the Vatican yesterday.

Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed Australia’s first saint yesterday, canonizing a 19th-century nun and also declaring five other saints, including a Canadian, in an open-air mass attended by tens of thousands. Chants of “Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!” echoed throughout St. Peter’s Square as a raucous crowd of Australians used a traditional sports cheer to celebrate the honour bestowed on their late native, Mary MacKillop. Among those canonized

“Let us be drawn by these shining examples, let us be guided by their teachings.” POPE BENEDICT XVI

was Brother Andre Bessette, a Canadian brother known as a “miracle worker” and revered by millions whose legend says that he healed thousands of sick who prayed with him at his Montreal oratory. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Torn between two women, he will marry both Pakistani man to wed two women in 24 hours Marrying lady he loves and bride his family chose KHALID TANVEER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A 23-year-old Pakistani man plans to marry two women in 24 hours, gaining national attention for his novel solution to a dilemma over wedding the woman he loves or going ahead with the marriage his family arranged. Pakistani law allows polygamy based on the concept that Islam, the main religion in the country, allows up to four wives. But men who take multiple wives usually do so years apart and must get approval from their first wife prior to a second marriage. Azhar Haidri initially refused to marry 28-year-oldHumaira Qasim because he wanted to wed 21-year-old Rumana Aslam. But the decision threatened to split his family apart since arranged marriages are often customary in Pakistan. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

“It is also very rare that two women are happily agreeing to marry one man.”

Pakistani girls sing songs during the marriage ceremony between bride Humaira Qasim, right rear, and groom Azhar Haidri, unseen, at midnight on Saturday in Multan, Pakistan

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Games security scaled back They were ready for bombs but fights were the only thing the RCMP appeared to have to defuse during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. There were 876 incidents in the Mounties’ emergency management software database during the Games, according to a summary obtained by The Canadian Press. They included all the

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Christ governments will deal with the petitions of the nations giving everyone, believers and non-believers a voice. We will all work together in the pursuit of peace and justice for all. God makes just one provision and that is, we must remove all graven images from His churches. This is to include the cross. It is to be outside. Christ is the doorway not the main attraction. This work must be done in the name of Jesus. God will accept no other. This will effectively separate church and state giving everyone representation. Instructions on how this can be done can be found at www.thepeacelady.com I, for one, believe we should accept this offer but I am only one. We must all speak or lose this. God is watching for our answer Those who accept must put up a white flag outside the church in plain view. It must be adjustable to call us when it is at top mast. “Many shall run to and fro, knowledge shall increase” Daniel 12:4 “First came that which is natural, then that which is spiritual. God is waiting to deal with our petitions” Psalm 20:5,6 If you do not use the King James Version you will not have the same understanding, and we will work against each other as we have been doing and getting no where. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God


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Miners face joblessness KFC’s new Double Down sandwich

Chile’s miners return home to poor neighbourhoods, unemployment They also face intense media scrutiny as personal lives put on display JORGE SAENZ/AP PHOTO

MEATY MONSTER DEBUTS IN CANADA It can make even the bravest fast-food fanatic turn chicken — and health experts have their doubts whether Canada really is down with the Double Down. As what is arguably the world’s most infamous sandwich makes its debut north of the border, dieticians and academics hope Canadians give KFC’s bunless concoction — two slabs of seasoned

fried chicken sandwiching bacon, cheese and secret sauce — a wide berth, lest they get wider themselves. The Double Down’s 540 calories, 30 grams of fat and (ulp) 1,740 milligrams of sodium is likely to leave Canuck consumers doubled over in discomfort more than anything else, said Susan Barr, a professor of food nutrition at the University of B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Rescued miner Carlos Mamani arrives with members of his family for a mass service at the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Chile, yesterday.

live in improvised homes in marginal neighbourhoods. Some have strained relationships with the families who held vigil, praying for their survival. All face a search for work since the mine that employed them has filed for bankruptcy. Seven of the miners held a news conference to plead for job training and government benefits. They also pleaded for privacy. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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U.S. eyes plan to boost online safety

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a busy week shaping up on stock and financial markets as investors look to the Bank of Canada to take a break from hiking interest rates while taking in a slew of earnings from major U.S. corporations and Canadian companies. Investors start the week feeling reassured after U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke reiterated that he is ready to do more to stimulate the sluggish economy. There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much doubt that the Bank of Canada is set to take a break Tuesday after raising rates three times during 2010 to one per cent.

The U.S. government is reviewing an Australian program that will allow Internet service providers to alert customers if their computers are taken over by hackers and could limit online access if people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t fix the problem. Obama administration officials have been meeting with industry experts to find ways to increase online safety, as they try to strike a balance between securing the Internet and guarding Americansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; privacy. U.S. officials are interested in portions of the plan, slated to go into effect in Australia in December.

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U.S. economy There is growing certainty that the U.S. Fed is ready to stimulate the economy by buying Treasury bonds, a move known as quantitative easing. Stocks have rallied strongly on hopes the Fed would embark on a second round of such stimulus. But the greenback has weakened since quantitative easing involves the Fed pumping more money into the U.S. economy by purchasing those government bonds, which tends to lower the value of each U.S. dollar.

U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke addresses an audience at a Federal Reserve conference. STEVEN SENNE/AP PHOTO

Fed plans to buy bonds The U.S. Federal Reserve is prepared to take further steps to rejuvenate the American economy by buying Treasury bonds, but is wrestling with how big the program should be.

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People queue at a gas station in Paris, yesterday.

France’s PM vows to stop fuel blockades Gas pumps run dry in parts of France Advisory issued stating flights must arrive with enough fuel to return home President Nicolas Sarkozy was holding firm yesterday on his plan to raise France’s retirement age to 62 with the government vowing to squelch efforts to block fuel after strikes fanned fears of a shortage. “The right to strike isn’t the right to stop access to a fuel depot. That’s an illegal action,” Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on the TF1 channel. Fillon spoke hours after unions vowed to do all they could to get Sarkozy to buckle and withdraw his plan or open up negotiations with them in the

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Strikers have blockaded a dozen French refineries and numerous oil depots in the last week as part of widespread protests of the government’s plan to raise France’s retirement age from 60 to 62. make-or-break period ahead of a Senate vote Wednesday on the package. The union leaders also called for support strikes

from other sectors, including energy, postal workers and private commerce, and for the participation of employees at Eurotunnel, which runs freight and passengers under the English Channel to London. Truckers are expected to join strikes as early as today. The head of the hardline CGT union’s rail branch accused the government of being “arrogant” and “deaf” for refusing to negotiate. French police moved in last week to free up three key refineries. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Two new aircraft introduced Bombardier is reasserting its status as the world’s largest business jet manufacturer with the introduction of two new business aircrafts. The Montreal-based company says the Global 7000 and the Global 8000 aircraft will combine longer distances with improved fuel efficiency and increased comfort.

Bombardier made the announcement Saturday, ahead of the National Business Aviation Association’s convention in Georgia next week. The new jets mean the company’s Global aircraft family will now have four models covering the large, ultra longrange category at a time when Bombardier is trying to fend off competition from American Gulfstream’s new G650. The president of Bombardier Business Aircraft said the two new Global jets will give customers the ability to reach more destinations non-stop. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Bahrain to sell off smelter stake Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund is looking to raise more than $500 million US by selling off a stake in the Gulf country’s aluminum smelter, one of the kingdom’s industrial engines. The initial public offering is the fund’s first major sale since it was set up four years ago. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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James Russell scrapes a poster off a street light post along Queens Quay. If it weren’t for the spray bottles, X-Acto knife and scraper, Russell would look just like any other business professional.

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And while people who put up it, but since the city isn’t enforccommunity posters usually just ing its poster bylaw, he feels use scotch tape, or water-soluble someone has to step in. glue, commercial postering outThe city’s street furniture fits are using wallpaper paste. plan includes designated kiosks Even with his dish for commercial soap and water posters, but until “The city’s street mixture, and his they’re in place, scraping tools, the city can’t stop furniture plan Russell can companies from includes typically only take putting up posters designated kiosks off thin strips elsewhere. So the from the posters. ads get plastered all for commercial But sometimes over street poles, posters…” he finds them cable and traffic freshly mounted, control boxes. It’s these, and not the commu- and easy to remove. Last winter, Russell followed a man who was nity posters that Russell takes putting them up, and he started down. “You’re allowed to put up peeling them off behind him. community posters, like ‘I lost The man noticed, and came over my cat, I lost my spouse.’ But to ask what he was doing. not, ‘Come and have 99-cent “Taking down the posters,” he chicken wings at my pub on remembers answering. King Street.’ That’s not only ille“But I just put them up.” gal, it’s impolite.”

“Well, I’m taking them down.” Russell turned around to continue his work when he felt a gush of cold water pour over him. Only, it wasn’t water. The angry posterer had drenched him with his bucket of wallpaper paste. Russell filed a police report — which went nowhere — and he lost his new Eddie Bauer jacket. But he kept his resolve. And he’s not alone. There’s a growing crew of volunteers from the York Quay Neighbourhood Association who have followed his lead. They set out weekly to counter the endless barrage of commercial postering in their neighbourhood. Read more of Carolyn Morris’ columns at metronews.ca/carolynmorris

Case that killed a career Washington intern Chandra Levy

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nine years after the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy generated headlines around the world, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador accused of killing her is scheduled to stand trial. Ingmar Guandique goes on trial today for Levy’s 2001 killing. However, he’s not even a blip on the national consciousness of the case, which dominated news coverage until the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks rendered it an afterthought. The intern’s mysterious slaying led to the downfall of former California congressman Gary Condit,

whose political career imploded after he was romantically linked to Levy and for a time became the No. 1 suspect. While police no longer believe Condit had anything to do with Levy’s death, Condit’s spokesman, Bert Fields, said Condit expects to be called as a witness at Guandique’s trial, though he has not been subpoenaed. Condit

is writing a book about his experience. Guandique, charged in 2009, escaped scrutiny in large part because of the frenzy around Condit. The former congressman never admitted an affair but said he was friends with Levy, though the intern had told family members the two had a romantic relationship. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Nelly Furtado signs autographs as she arrives for the Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walk of Fame induction gala in Toronto on Saturday.

Canadians rock the Walk Eric McCormack says weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re too modest But Sarah Polley is proud of our humility

Lance Bass was one of the presenters at the Environmental Media Awards on Saturday.

Hollywood goes green

Avatar, 30 Rock honoured for environment awareness Jane Fonda presents award to ex Ted Turner The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest-grossing film and one of the most awarded TV shows are also some of the greenest productions around. Avatar and 30 Rock were among the winners of the 2010 Environmental Media Association awards on Saturday night, which recognized individuals, organizations and productions that help increase public awareness of environmental issues. The awards were presented at an eco-friendly ceremony at Warner Bros. Studios that featured organic food and compostable dinnerware. Actors Olivia Munn and Jason Ritter hosted the event, which was sponsored by one of Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favourite green-mobiles, Toyota Prius.

Other productions recognized for spreading a green message were the documentary Gasland and TV shows Bones, Handy Manny, Living With Ed and Lights, Camera, Take Action! Backstage With Disneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Friends for Change. Entrepreneurs Ted Turner and Jeff Skoll received honorary awards for their environmental contributions. Natalie Portman presented Skoll with his award. His namesake foundation has funded organizations such as The Amazon Conservation Team, the American Council on Renewable Energy and Global Footprint Network. Turner, who founded CNN, supports wildlife habitat preservation, promotes sustainable energy

and furthers other environmental causes through his Turner Foundation. His award was presented by his ex-wife, Jane Fonda. Rosario Dawson, Lance Bass and Eva Mendes were also among awards presenters. Turner, who says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an environmentalist since he was 10, said that though there is much more to be done to protect the planet, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s buoyed by the ever-increasing awareness of environmental issues in the United States and worldwide. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even people who are not conserving, they know about it, and knowing about it is really important, because you can change,â&#x20AC;? said the 71-yearold media mogul. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Actor Eric McCormack knows itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a little un-Canadian to brag so he apologizes if he acts too excited over his new star on Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walk of Fame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being famous here really means a lot of apologizing, just really being sorry for it, because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the (Canadian) way,â&#x20AC;? McCormack joked on Saturday as he walked the red carpet in Toronto. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unnatural state for a Canadian and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really sorry. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry.â&#x20AC;? McCormack said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great that Canadians are finally recognizing homegrown talents and accomplishments, which wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always the case. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Down in the States theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When you were a kid did you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be on the Walk of Fame?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and I say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;When I was a kid there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a Walk of Fame,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? McCormack said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a very new thing for Canadians, to celebrate themselves.â&#x20AC;? Hughes was beaming as she arrived on the red carpet and said she was thrilled to not only get a star, but also help applaud others. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always done (great things) but we havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always celebrated it and I think the Walk of Fame is something that really celebrates Canadians and excellence,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so many great people in this country doing so many fantastic things.â&#x20AC;? Polley said she too

thought it was great to see a celebration of Canadian talent, although it might feel a little odd to some. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always complicated for me because on the one hand weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always beating ourselves up for not celebrating ourselves enough. But for me, one of the national characteristics Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m most proud of in this country is humility,â&#x20AC;? Polley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So I sort of feel itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of a good sign we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t celebrate ourselves too much ... thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something so great about living in this country because weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not overly proud or overly comfortable with being proud. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finding the balance between acknowledging the great things people have done in this country and also being proud of the fact that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not the kind of people to boast too much.â&#x20AC;? Polley and Furtado were the youngest of the inductees â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both are turning 32 in the coming months â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and Furtado said it was humbling to be recognized while her career is still flourishing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kind of inspiring because I do feel like Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a lot of work to do still and more dreams I want to accomplish, whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s within music or outside of music,â&#x20AC;? she said. The induction ceremony was to be hosted by comedian Howie Mandel, who got a Walk of Fame star of his own last year. Mandel said he was glad

Henning was being honoured and recalled being inspired by his charisma and his work as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;consummate entertainer.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Doug Henning is the man, he is magic,â&#x20AC;? Mandel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my first recollection of being aware of any magic, or any illusionists. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was certainly an inspiration and a great man and this is so well deserved, I wish he was here to see it.â&#x20AC;? The gala will be broadcast on Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global and Slice. It is to included performances by Jully Black, Alex Cuba, Burton Cummings, Hawksley Workman and Nikki Yanofsky. THE CANADIAN PRESS

2010 Inductees There are seven new inductees to the Canadaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Walk of Fame, which over the years has given stars to the likes of Margaret Atwood, Jim Carrey, Celine Dion, Michael J. Fox, Wayne Gretzky and Steve Nash. Nelly Furtado Singer-songwriter Doug Henning Magician (Died 2000) Clara Hughes Olympic speed skater and cyclist Eric McCormack Actor Farley Mowat Writer Sarah Polley Actor and director David Clayton Thomas Singer-songwriter


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Peter Jackson will direct 3-D â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hobbitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to celebrate again in Middle Earth. Peter Jackson is set to direct The Hobbit, the twopart prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy, and will start shooting in February, Warner Bros. said in a release. The movies, based on J.R.R. Tolkienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s books, had been delayed by union issues and the ongoing restructuring of Hollywood studio Metro-Goldwyn-

3-D problems Earlier this year, Warner Bros. had been criticized for hastily converting Clash of the Titans into 3-D after shooting it using regular cameras. Harry Potter delayed The Time Warner Inc. subsidiary even cancelled plans to bring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 to the screen in 3-D on Nov. 19 because it wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t able to complete the conversion process in time. The final Harry Potter installment will hit theatres in 3-D next July.

Jolie denied filming permit in Bosnia Wartime story raises concerns among rape victims Angelina Jolie calls problems a misunderstanding

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Mayer Inc., which owns half the project. Jackson, who directed the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ringsâ&#x20AC;? trilogy, had originally hired Guillermo del Toro to direct, but del Toro left the project in May because of delays. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to re-entering this wondrous world with Gandalf and Bilbo,â&#x20AC;? Jackson said in a statement. The two movies will be shot back to back using digital 3-D cameras. Jackson hinted at the importance of shooting the Hobbit movies in 3-D from the start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an all-immersive journey into a very special place of imagination, beauty and drama,â&#x20AC;? he said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Angelina Jolie has questioned Bosniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to withdraw her film permit, saying Friday it was based on false rumours that her movie will be a love story about a Bosniak woman and a Serb man who raped her during the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s war. But the actress, and two members of her film crew in Sarajevo, declined to say what the plot of her directorial debut will be, and that could make it difficult to allay the concerns of the movieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main opponents: Bosniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wartime rape victims. Jolie said in a written statement Friday that it will be a shame if â&#x20AC;&#x153;unfair pressure based on wrong informationâ&#x20AC;? prevents her crew from shooting her film in Bosnia. She offered to meet with wartime rape victims in Bosnia and to clarify misunderstandings that led Sarajevoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s culture minister, Gavrilo Grahovac, to deny

The untitled love story will be Angelina Jolieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s directing debut.

the permit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My hope is that people will hold judgment until they have seen the film,â&#x20AC;? Jolie said. The movie was supposed to be shot partly in Bosnia in November, but Grahovac revoked the permit this week under pressure from the Association of Women, Vic-

tims of War, which represents the several thousand mainly Muslim Bosniak women who were raped during Bosniaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1992-95

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war. Sarajevan Fedja Stukan, who plans to act in the movie, defended Jolieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project, telling Bosnian media that â&#x20AC;&#x153;we are not making a movie about a crazy woman falling in love with her rapist. We are not sick and perverted.â&#x20AC;? Jolieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sarajevo producer, Edin Sarkic, told The Associated Press on Friday that the rumour about the rape victim falling in love with a rapist is â&#x20AC;&#x153;insane.â&#x20AC;? But he also said his contract with Jolie prevents him from disclosing details about the script. Instead, Sarkic said, he resubmitted the movie permit application to Grahovac on Wednesday, along with a full script, and expects the minister to grant a new permit. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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No to Naked, Page

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‘I felt like they could’ve done better,’ Page says of Ladies’ new album “You Run Away,’’ was released, Page tweeted that the song was a “low blow’’, Barenaked Ladies singer Ed Robertson has conceded that the song was partly inspired by

studio with them,’ or ‘I wish I was on tour with them.’ All those things that they’re doing, I’d like to do and it probably won’t be on the same level, at least for now. I wouldn’t ever be averse to getting together to do a few songs or a show together one time, or something like that, especially if there was a cause we all believed in. That would be great.” “But I’m not looking to be a full-time member again.’’ The split was initially considered mutual and fairly amicable. Page even contributed a short statement to the band’s website that read, “I love them and wish them all the best in the future.’’ But things seemed less friendly when the band put out their first album without Page in March. When the first single,

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Steven Page says he can’t see himself ever rejoining the Barenaked Ladies and feels weird that the band didn’t change its name after he left almost two years ago. Page — who co-founded the Toronto group — announced his split from the Ladies in February 2009. Tomorrow he’ll release Page One, his first solo album since the break-up. Asked if he’d get back together with the Barenaked Ladies down the road, he was emphatic. “No, I wouldn’t,’’ he said. “I mean no offence to anybody by this, but although I was sad and so on when we split ... I’ve never had a day where I thought: ‘I wish I was still in the band.’” “The money was good, but I didn’t want to do it for that reason anyway. ... But, like, I never thought: ‘Oh, I wish I was in the

Page, but said it’s not “totally about him.’’ Page took umbrage with the song and says that he didn’t listen to the rest of the album, just the singles. CANADIAN PRESS

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Piggy portrait auctioned The original 1952 cover art for Charlotte’s Web has sold at auction in New York City for more than $155,000 US.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010

Heritage Auctions says the artwork drawn by Garth Williams fetched more than five times its estimated sale price on Friday and is a record for any of Garth Williams’ art. Heritage spokesman Barry Sandoval says the buyer is a New York collector who wishes to remain anonymous. CANADIAN PRESS

Syjuco: Finalist Ilustrado, by Montreal's Miguel Syjuco, is among the finalists for the Quebec Writers' Federation Awards. The novel won the 2008 Man Asian Literary Prize but has been ignored by the major Canadian prizes. It follows a young writer's investigation into

the death of his mentor and the mysterious disappearance of the man's unfinished manuscript. Also up for the $2,000 Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan fiction prize is Doug Harris's YOU Comma Idiot, and The Extinction Club, by Jeffrey Moore. CANADIAN PRESS

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Writer’s fest attracts big Northern talent

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This year’s International Festival of Authors will include writers who are high up the celebrity food chain: Jonathan Franzen’s conflict with Oprah was patched up this year, making him suddenly America’s most famous wordsmith. North of the border, our own Yann Martel has recently received fan mail from Barak Obama. But the U.S. President’s appreciation for Martel won’t change the way this Canadian author writes, or thinks. “It’s very gratifying, but (Obama’s letter) doesn’t make any difference to what I do,” says Martel, on the phone from Saskatoon. “That’s just outside noise. It’s clutter that we leave behind when a writer goes to work. A writer going to work enters a quiet room

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and shuts the door.” Martel also denies that his presence at the IFOA will raise the event’s profile. “This festival is famous already,” says Martel, “plus many people go to hear the lesser known writers. That’s often the most rewarding part of the IFOA. It’s also great to hear poets read live. Poetry can be more aurally gratifying because some prose writers don’t compose in chunks that sit as well on their own.” Martel will undoubtedly be one of the hottest tickets at the festival this year. Martel’s fans will no doubt attend the IFOA to hear him read from his latest book, Beatrice and Virgil, for which he was paid the largest cash advance in our nation’s literary history. The book has generated controversy — it’s about the Holocaust as seen from the perspective of two stuffed animals — but the debate has only fuelled his fame. Martel insists that the most gratifying part of being a writer is touching people with his words. “Whether its seven readers or seven million,”

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he says. ”Writing is about creating a personal philosophy, which requires thought and privacy. Fame can take those things away, if you let it.

“Winning the Booker Prize was good for my confidence, but it also made life more complicated,” says Martel, who lives in the prairies partly to avoid celebrity culture.

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Time to turn the page American Psycho author to trade books for the big screen Latest work a somber sequel to first novel

It was supposed to be a love story, a story about a man and a woman, who were together when they were young, finding out that they still have feelings for each another when they meet again as middleaged adults. But then something happened in Bret Easton Ellis’ life, and the optimism, sensitivity and joy disappeared from the American cult writer’s follow-up to his 1985 hit debut Less Than Zero. Instead, his new novel, Imperial Bedrooms, is about “a … narcissist with control issues,” he boldly says. It stars the protagonist from Less Than Zero, Clay, now 43, who works as a scriptwriter. He returns to his hometown of Los Angeles and enters into a relationship with the young actress Rain Turner — a relationship mainly

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scratch your back if you’ll scratch mine.” She’ll sleep with him if he makes sure she gets a part in one of his films. “I was in a good mood after I finished Lunar Park,” the author says. “I had gotten rid of a lot of pent-up daddy issues. I wanted a release, a catharsis. Then I got back to LA and the problems with movie The Informers (based on Ellis’ 1994 collection of short stories of the same name) started happening right away.” He then reveals something of a rather personal nature: “I had to betray my closest friend at the time and kill him off a movie in order for it to proceed. He had doubts about the director (Gregor Jordan) and the people who put their money into this

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project.” “I made a couple of phone calls to a lawyer, and it was incredibly stressful and f—ed up but I really wanted to see the movie get made,” says the 46-year-old author. And it did. But maybe his friend was right – today Ellis labels the

film “the biggest piece of s—.” Wrestling with the relentless and far-fromglamorous side of the movie industry has not put Ellis off; in fact, it has had quite the opposite effect. He is determined on leaving the world of novels to become a scriptwriter and, eventually, a film director. “I’m not really inter-

ested in books anymore. I’m not writing one right now. It’s like this: the Bret Easton Ellis’ project is now complete — 25 years, six novels, and a collection of short stories. I’ve explored these themes, these kinds of people, this kind of novel enough. It’s time to move on,” he admits. METRO

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Cast of leading laugh-makers joined at hip Community actors say improvisation not needed on set when writing is so strong The stars of Community really have built their own er, um, community. So say stars Joel McHale and Alison Brie. “If we had the free time, I swear to you, people would be going out to dinner after every day of work just because we actually get along that well,” says McHale. Brie is quick to agree. “It’s funny to me

that we have, you know, maybe a day and a half off a week, and a lot of the time we still choose to spend it with each other,” she says. McHale and Brie, who play two-sevenths of a tight-knit study group at a comical community college, are possibly the most overextended actors on the show. McHale hosts the weekly pop cultureSUBMITTED

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trashing show The Soup on the E! network, and Brie plays the doting, naive housewife Trudy Campbell on AMC’s Mad Men. “I think I apply some of the concepts behind dramatic acting that I use over on Mad Men over here,” she says. “In fact, last season I think I was crying more on the set of Community. My character was crying harder than my character was on the drama that I also work on.” As if on cue, McHale seizes the present comedic moment. “I cried more on The Soup than I cried on Community,” he says. METRO

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featuring winter sports dominate CBC's lineup tonight. A Battle of the Blades results show is followed by an episode of the new curling comedy Men With Brooms, in which the crew try to give up pop. CANADIAN PRESS

Steve Martin leads Laughs VARIETY Steve Martin hosts and plays the banjo with the Steep Canyon Rangers in a Just for Laughs special. The actormusician also interacts with the audience and does a bit of standup in the show, which was taped in Montreal. Come-

dians in the lineup include Steve Patterson, Orny Adams and Mike Birbiglia. CANADIAN PRESS

Rock doc gets personal Canadian folk singersongwriter Ron Hynes is the focus of the documentary The Man of a Thousand Songs, which recently had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Hynes discusses his 35 years on the road, his failed relationships and his battles with addiction and his alter ego, whom he calls The Man. (Super Channel) CANADIAN PRESS

Daily show audience surprised with trip It’s less exotic than Australia, but still pretty good. Oprah Winfrey surprised audience members at Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on Thursday by saying she’s sending them to Washington, D.C. this month. That’s where host Jon Stewart is hosting his Rally to Restore Sanity in politics. The daytime talk queen is famous for treating her audience to trips. Last month she gave people attending the first episode of her final season a trip Down Under. She appeared via satellite Thursday on The Daily Show and told audience members to open red en-

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velopes under their chairs. Stewart planned the Oct. 30 rally shortly after Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck held one in Washington. Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert joked Thursday that his talk show host character would join Stewart and rename the event the Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Show still slick, five seasons in Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner doesn’t drop the ball on AMC beast

Although Mad Men’s fourth-season finale came to a close last night, its creator, Matthew Weiner, is willing to admit to feeling great. Mind you, satisfaction is not a routine state of mind for Weiner, despite the acclaim and cultural heat his show enjoys year after year (and despite its landing a couple more Emmys for 2010, including Best

Drama for the third straight time). When the current season began in July, Weiner said he was “terrified’’ by the creative risks that Mad Men had in store for its viewers. Picking up in November 1964, the show presented its charismatic, tormented hero, Don Draper (played by series star Jon Hamm), as divorced and uprooted from his American Dream

“For whatever reason I think this season really connected with the audience” MATTHEW WEINER, CREATOR OF AMC’S MAD MEN

suburban home to a sombre Greenwich Village flat. Meanwhile, the startup advertising agency Don had helped found was SUBMITTED

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struggling to keep the lights on. This seemed quite a comedown from Don’s high-flying days at the respected Madison Avenue shop where he had prospered before. And it was quite a risky move for Weiner: to explode both Don’s family life and career. During an interview Saturday, Weiner laughed at being reminded of his anxiousness a few months ago. “It’s how women describe having a baby: I had completely forgotten that,’’ he said on hearing his word ‘terrified’ repeated back to him. But, indeed, this year he gave birth to what, in many ways, was a newly realized series. “I saw it as a challenge to myself as well as the audience,” he explained. “And it really worked. When you take away that many things from your character, and you’re actually able to find story in it — that was very satisfying to me.’’ “For whatever reason, I think this season really connected with the audience,’’ added Weiner, who clearly doesn’t buy the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Wiener remains tightlipped when asked what might happen on Mad Men when the show returns months from now for season five. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Kate Moss married in a secret ceremony? Sources claim Kate Moss quietly wed boyfriend Jamie Hince in a secret ceremony in Sicily back in August, according to the Daily Mirror. “It was quiet, but still very romantic,” a source says. “The plans were kept very quiet as Kate wanted the day to be low-key and purely a celebration of their love. Kate didn’t want a stuffy, formal do, but something spiritual.” METRO

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was dancing for an hour straight before going back to her man. They immediately started making out in front of other guests.” The pair then reportedly

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After your kid reads Jan Thornhill’s Who Wants Pizza? Not only will they be want to have a slice, they will also know where the ingredients came from.

Making kids even more interested in some pizza Food is often something kids take for granted — it simply shows up every day Yet there is so much for kids to know and understand about food, as Jan Thornhill explains in her new book, Who Wants Pizza?

Jan Thornhill uses one of the more common foods kids eat — a slice of pizza — as a jumping off point to take a look a plethora of facts and interesting info involving how and why we eat what we eat. Who Wants Pizza? combines tons of interesting facts with photos and illustrations to take kids on a journey through the world of food past, present, and future. Facts like: • Humans are very visual animals, and the makers

of processed foods know this. That’s why colour is so often on lists of ingredients — to make food look more appealing. In one study, test subjects who could see their food ate much more than others who were blindfolded — but the blindfolded ones reported being just as full on less food! • Different cultures have different food customs. In many places, food is eaten without utensils, and in countries that use chopsticks, it’s very rude to point with them. In Russia,

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to show that your host has been generous, you’re expected to always leave a little food on your plate, while in India, it’s impolite to leave anything at all. • World exploration was driven by a search not for gold or even land, but for spices. Spices like black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon were valuable because they livened up a dull European diet and preserved food. Also, spices were fabulously expensive, which of course made them a status symbol. Unfortunately, this hunger

for spices came at a cost to many people who grew them. As sea routes to the Far East and the Americas were discovered, one spicegrowing nation after another was conquered and then controlled by foreigners. Comprehensive, engaging, and fun, Who Wants Pizza? is a book that kids will want to digest again and again — and what’s better, they are sure to come away hungry and well inform. Who Wants Pizza? is $12.95. FOR METRO CANADA

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Travelling fruit Most fruits and vegetables we buy today are types that travel well. These aren’t bred for juiciness or flavour — they’re bred to produce a lot of regularly sized fruit that resist bruising. Though there are about 7,500 varieties of tomatoes in the world, you’ll find only a handful of these in most grocery stores. From page 53 of Jan Thornhill’s Who Wants Pizza.

Concerned that your family isn’t getting enough fruits and veggies in their diet? Recent research from the Dietitians of Canada showed that almost 25 per cent of Canadians surveyed said they hadn’t consumed any fruits or vegetables the previous day. It can be hard to incorporate the up to 7 to 10 daily recommended servings of fruits and veggies into our diet, but it is possible. Try to get one dark green and one orange vegetable each day to help you get enough of the vitamin folate and vitamin A. NEWS CANADA

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A savoury pie that’s perfect for fall THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

6 portions Prep and cooking time: 70 min.

Rustic Pork and Veal Pie

The rustic pork and veal pie is hearty and easy to prepare A melding of flavours in your mouth Also great for re-heating the next day Whether it's for a Halloween party or Sunday in front of the widescreen for a football game, good food for a fall gathering should be hearty, flavourful and easy to prepare. With this rustic pork and veal pie, you can put a checkmark next to all three. For the savoury filling of this free-form meat pie, you start with pre-shredded cabbage, which is sold near the pre-washed salad mixes at your grocer. Then you add convenient ground pork and veal along with canned tomatoes and spices. After it is simmered to let the flavours meld, the filling gets wrapped up in store-bought, refrigerated pie crusts and baked until golden brown. For added convenience, the pie can be baked a day ahead and reheated in a 180 C (350 F) oven for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Ingredients : • 10 ml (2 tsp) extra-virgin oil • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1.5 l (6 cups) shredded green cabbage (1/2 small head) • 250 g (1/2 lb) ground pork • 250 g (1/2 lb) ground veal • 250 ml (1 cup) canned diced tomatoes, with juice • 30 ml (2 tbsp) tomato paste • 5 ml (1 tsp) dried thyme leaves • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) ground allspice • 1 ml (1/4 tsp) cinnamon • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste • 150 ml (2/3 cup) shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese • 1 pkg refrigerated pie crusts (two 23-cm/9-inch crusts), room temperature

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Heat oven to 230 C (450 F). Coat a large baking sheet or pizza pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

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Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Stir in cabbage and saute until softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.

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Add ground pork and veal and cook, breaking it up as finely as possible until no longer pink, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, allspice and cinnamon. Cover and simmer for 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Uncover, stir in cheese until melted, then set aside to cool slightly.

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Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, place one pie crust on top of the other. Dust top crust with flour and roll crusts out together into a 46cm (18-inch) circle. Fold circle in half, transfer it to the prepared baking sheet or pizza pan and unfold.

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Place pork and veal mixture in the centre of the pie crust circle, spreading it out in an even layer and leaving a 10-cm (4-inch) uncovered border. Fold edges of crust up over filling, forming pleats and leaving a roughly 5- to 7.5-cm (2to 3-inch) opening at the centre.

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Bake pie for 25 to 30 minutes or until the crust is golden-brown on the top and bottom and completely cooked at the folds.

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Traditional soup with a tasty twist For Quebecers missing a taste of home nothing beats pea soup With temperatures droping it’s a great hearty nutritional meal Garlic croutons are easy-to-make and are a perfect fit NEWS CANADA

Rib sticking and hearty, this pea soup packs a nutritional punch, is full of fibre and comforting flavour. Just before serving, pop a few bagels into the toaster — they’re a perfect accompaniment to the soup.

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Place all soup ingredients in a very large saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer covered about 11/2 hours, stirring occasionally until peas are very tender. Discard bay leaves. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400F (200C). Slice bagels into ¾ inch (4 cm) wedges, then cut again into ½-inch (1-cm) size croutons. Place in a bowl. While tossing bagel wedges, drizzle in

Ingredients: Soup • 2 cups (500 ml) dried yellow split peas • 1carton (900 ml) low-sodium chicken broth • 4 cups (1 l) water • 1 onion, chopped •2 each celery stalks and carrots, sliced •2 garlic cloves, minced • 1 tsp (5 ml) dried summer savoury leaves • 2 bay leaves • ½ tsp (2 ml) freshly ground black pepper

4 portions Prep and cooking time: 90 min.

Croutons • 2 Garlic and Onion Country Harvest Bagels • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil Quebec Pea Soup with Garlicky Croutons oil to coat as best you can. Turn onto a baking sheet. Bake, stirring once, until golden, 5 to 8 minutes.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010

Tree-planting: Leave it for fall Now’s a great time to plant trees, with a little homework Check your arborist’s references, certification or portfolio when you consult them JENNIFER FORKER. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

When Lynne and Kemper Smith moved to Golden, Colo., from Florida six years ago, they bought a new house and planted trees — fruit trees out back and a cache of aspen near the front door. Very Colorado, those aspen. Unfortunately, it was the wrong part of Colorado.“I was a Florida boy and didn't know what I was doing,” Kemper Smith says. “I didn’t know they’d get this big.” Planting the wrong tree in the wrong place is common, according to arborists around the country. Homebuilders and homeowners often plant trees too close to houses, power lines or roads because they don't consider how the trees will look 20 or 30 years down the road. They choose trees that aren’t necessarily suited to the soil and region. Short-term esthetics win out over longer-term attractiveness and care. “I think that a lot of it is lack of education,” says Jon Elliott, an arborist for Denver-area Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care. Fall is a good time for planting trees and shrubs, but homeowners need to

Arborist Jon Elliott, left, advises Kemper Smith to prune trees that are too big.

do their homework. Lynne Smith says the little trees she and her neighbours planted already have grown too big. Avoid the big-box stores for buying trees, which may not be hardy to the local climate, Elliott says. He recommends shopping at a reputable local nursery — and making sure their stock is grown in your climate zone.

Experts also recommend plants native to a region. For example, while the Smiths’ aspens do grow well in the Colorado mountains, they become susceptible to fungus, disease and insect infestation at lower altitudes, including Golden. The river birch, which looks similar, is the better suburban yard tree there, says Elliott. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Planting tips Learn about your climate, annual rainfall, soil makeup and drainage. Plant trees that can grow large (18 metres or taller) at least three to 4.5 metres from the house. Check for electrical, gas water and sewer lines.


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Steer clear of office gossip Maintain integrity and diversify your friendships Petty politics, cliques can transform a workplace DREW HINSHAW

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Office gossip can buzz back to the wrong ears and sting like a bee. Which is why itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s better, career counselors advise, to float like a butterfly above the cubicle cliques and petty politics that transform even the most professional bureau into a snake pit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In some environments, the office can really be like high school,â&#x20AC;? career coach Pamela Skillings notes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are all these cliques, and people who are favoured at one time. Who youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re hanging out with can be perceived as taking sides.â&#x20AC;? If your colleagues have you typecast as an office

mean girl or a card-carrying Boys Club lackey, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s likely because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve over idolized the catty friendships youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve formed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You need to get away from that, even if you think youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re working with the coolest people in the universe,â&#x20AC;? Skillings adds. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Diversify youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re friendships,â&#x20AC;? concurs workplace relationship expert Courtney Anderson. That means extending a lunch invite to the shy paper shufflers and fixedplace cubicle-statues who rarely say â&#x20AC;&#x153;yes.â&#x20AC;? It could mean dropping by a department you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t normally graze, or bringing pizza to the interns. For the truly self-unaware, achieving nonalignment in the office

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Small business owners happy despite long hours Owning a small business may offer more freedom to make decisions, but it can also mean working long hours. According to the TD Small Business Happiness Index which examined the attitudes and behaviours of small business owners in a dozen North American urban centres, the majority of Canadian small business owners work 50 or more hours each week, with 19 per cent working 50-59 hours and 38 per cent saying they work 60 hours or more. “Despite often ‘burning the midnight oil,’ small business owners are happy people,” says Alec Morley, senior vice-president at TD Canada Trust.

“Small business owners enjoy a sense of control and freedom that they don’t generally realize when working for someone else.” Which cities report working the longest hours? Ottawa Calgary Vancouver Which cities report working the shortest hours? Montreal Saskatoon Kelowna In addition, 58 per cent of Canadian small business owners say that the long hours they work, are what

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Court sides with students in Facebook case SOCIAL MEDIA An Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench judge has ruled that the University of Calgary infringed upon the charter rights of identical twin brothers when it sanctioned them for non-academic misconduct for criticizing their professor on a Facebook page more than two years ago. Keith and Steven Pridgen were placed on probation in 2008 for comments made starting in November 2007 on a Facebook page titled “I no longer fear Hell, I took a course with Aruna Mitra.” The judge rejected the university’s argument that defamatory statements made by a student about a faculty member must necessarily constitute non-academic misconduct. METRO


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A new survey suggests Canadian small business owners have suffered a decline in optimism about their financial prospects, but are still having fun running their own company. The American Express Small Business Services’ quarterly survey showed the overall index dropped two points to 64 per cent, indicating owners are more stressed about the state of the economy and less hopeful about their business prospects than

they were in May. Eric Nielsen, vice-president of small business services, said that while it wasn’t a huge drop, it was the first downgrade since the survey started in the depth of the recession in March 2009. The good news, he said, is that more than half of businesses polled felt things were stable or improving and 76 per cent are confident business will improve in the next six months. “There is a bit more uncertainty,” he said. “Small business owners are ex-

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tremely close to their consumer. If the consumer experiences a pause, the owner is usually the first to see it.” Overall, stress levels were up six per cent. Fortytwo per cent of owners planned to work past the age of 65 and 70 per cent of those who planned to retire intend to keep a role in the business. “We’ve dubbed this a ‘socalled’ retirement,” Nielson said. Prolonged careers were partly a reflection of financial circumstances, with owners building RRSPs and counting on sell-

ing their business or keeping a salary to fund retirement. The post-retirement work was also a reflection of the fact that most business owners value their work and don’t want to stop. “They’re having fun doing what they’re doing,” Nielsen says. “Even through the depths of the recession, three out of four believe that the rewards and opportunities outweigh the risk.” Many see the flexible take on retirement as part of the trade off of running their own business, the survey found.

Is ownership for you? The TD Small Business Happiness Index asked small business owners in urban centres across North America for the top advantages and disadvantages of owning a small business. Here is what they said: Top five advantages: 1. Being your own boss 2. Making your own decisions, being in control 3. Setting your own schedule 4. Making more money and having control over money 5. Having freedom and the ability to do what you want Top five disadvantages: 1. Financing, cash flow, budgets and managing

payroll 2. The responsibility, stress and risk 3. Difficulty managing, recruiting and retaining staff 4. Working longer hours and having limited time off 5. Dealing with government regulations “Small business owners tell us that owning a business has many advantages, despite the day-to-day challenges that come with running a company like red tape, property taxes and attracting and retaining talent,” says Alec Morley, senior vice president of small business banking at TD Canada Trust. NEWS CANADA

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Online sites let students grade their professors Universities say exterior evaluations have no weight when reviewing faculty and factoring promotions Michael Hirsh still remembers his worst university professor. “The guy rambled, didn’t give an outline or explain how he graded, didn’t explain expectations. I got C,” said Hirsh, who’s in his last year as an economics student at a Toronto-area university. “It messed up my GPA. A professor can make or break a course,” he explained. “Sure we gave the university our evaluations, but I wanted to warn other students.” Hirsh decided to take his “scathing” comments to ratemyprofessors.com where evaluations are available to anyone, not just university administration. Official student evaluations have been part of the student experience for decades, but until the advent of the Internet, students had to rely on friends for professor recommendations — and gossip. Almost no universities provide their official evaluations to students. At ratemyprofessors.com, the site boasts of having more than 6,000 schools with over one million evaluations. Other sites that have launched include Professorperformance.co m. The University of Toronto is one place where the administration is aware of the popularity of online evaluation sites and it’s proposing its own online

Ratemyprofessor.com boasts of having more than 6,000 school with over one million evaluations.

system, which is expected to go live in September 2011. According to Prof. Edith Hillan, vice-provost of faculty and academic life at the university, sites such as ratemyprofessors.com are “useful for students, but we wouldn’t use them from an institutional per-

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spective to gather information.” “Often you’ll get comments or scores at the extreme end of the spectrum,” she said. At Ryerson University, the vice-provost for faculty affairs, John Isbister, doesn’t object to online evaluation sites, recognizing that they are useful for students who can’t access the official evaluations that students give to the administration after a course is complete. “We do care about student experience, but it’s part of the faculty’s collective agreement that their evaluations remain confidential,” said Isbister. Both universities say exterior online evaluations have no weight when the administration is reviewing their faculty and factoring promotions, tenure, salary and other related things. The fact that official evaluations remain confidential is one reason for

Evaluations not for all students Despite the popularity of sites such as ratemyprofessors.com, not everyone is a fan of online evaluations. “I don’t want to say something mean about my professor, I might be the only one who thinks that,” said Tamara Milavic, a first-year student at the University of Toronto. Milavic also said that she knows which professors to avoid and which ones are recommended students flocking to the online sites as an alternative. “The official evaluations are hugely ineffective — they are good for the university to decide on salaries, but not good at

due to having an older sister who studied in the same department. “I have enough people telling me what to do,” she said. Second-year U of T science student Katie Spizarsky had her own reasons for never doing any evaluations, whether through the university or online. “Friends are more reliable,” she said. THE CANADIAN PRESS

helping us decide what courses to take,” said Ben White, a third-year engineering student at the University of Toronto. “I mean I never see them.” Also they can be benefi-

cial for students who are either new or not connected to the university community. “They are really helpful and useful — I came here not knowing anyone,” said Yael Sperkut, a first-year humanities student at U of T. “I used it in high school — with ratemyteachers.com — and when I was mad or thought they weren’t doing their jobs, sure I posted — a lot.” Hillan said the University of Toronto’s proposed online evaluations will have “provostial guidelines” — to oversee the system to make sure it’s used appropriately. These proposed evaluations don’t do enough for White. “Even the ones done through the student union are slightly edited if they’re too profane. I’m getting the straight truth when I go online,” he said. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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A tough time to be gay DOVARGANES/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Evidence suggests middle school especially hard on gay youth, with bullying, intolerance at their peaks By the time she was in eighth grade, Rory Mann was so aware of the differences between her and other students that she couldn’t bear to enter the cafeteria. Instead, she ate lunch alone on the cold, hard bathroom floor, propped against a wall. Sometimes Mann, who had known she was gay for about a year but dared not tell anyone, would cut herself on the arms with a razor blade. Her long sleeves hid the evidence of her misery from classmates and family. “Everyone’s trying to figure out who they are in middle school,” says Mann, now 18 and a high-school senior in Newport, R.I. “They turn into vicious people. They are really insecure, and they exploit someone else’s differences so people won’t see who THEY are.” With recent stories of anti-gay bullying and tragic suicides of gay youth at the forefront of the national conversation, experts say they are increasingly seeing evidence that middle school is the toughest time for gay youth — a time of intense self-discovery, but also one when bullying and intolerance peak. Evidence collected over the past few years indicates it’s at this age — 11 to 13 or 14 — when many youngsters realize they are gay and consider coming out. Some take the plunge, and some don’t. Yet it’s a difficult time for such identity struggles because it’s an age when being different feels the most painful. “We know that kids are

“A lot of it targets students who are non-gender conforming, for example, boys who wear clothes considered stereotypically feminine,” she says. “They don’t realize it’s often not about sexual behaviour at that age.”CAROLYN LAUB much more likely to be cruel-hearted then,” says Michele Borba, an educational psychologist and frequent commentator on parenting issues. “They’ll pick on anyone who is different. Peer pressure is huge. Kids desperately want to fit in and be included.” Indeed, the rates of violence against gay youth in middle school are almost twice as bad as in high school, says Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. She

new age Experts agree that kids are coming out sooner. The Family Acceptance Project, a San Francisco State University-based research group, found in a study of California families conducted between 2000 and 2005 that the comingout age is now on average 13.4 years, as opposed to 14-16 in the late 1980s to mid-1990s and the 20s in 1970.

says 20 per cent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender high-school students questioned in a 2007 school climate survey reported physical assault, while 39 per cent of LGBT middle schoolers reported the same. And yet the answer is not to stay closeted, say Byard and others. Her group’s 2009 study found that coming out, while obviously making students a target for bullies, is also a hugely positive thing for gay students of any age — correlating with higher self-esteem, lower depression and a greater sense of belonging at school. The problem, many say, is that middle schools are often woefully unprepared to combat the kind of harassment or bullying aimed at gay students, whether these students are out or not. “Some teachers have mistakenly thought that if they address these issues in middle school that they’re addressing sex, which would be inappropriate,” says Carolyn Laub, executive director of the GayStraight Alliance Network, a San Francisco-based group that helps students form gay rights groups at their schools. “People think, ‘You can’t talk about these issues in middle school.’ But that is so far from the truth.” Schools often don’t understand the early signs of that sort of harassment, Laub adds. Isaiah Baiseri, a highschool senior from Glendora, Calif., says he started to

Isaiah Baiseri heads a gay-straight alliance group at his high school. Baiseri says he started to realize he was gay when he was 11, in the 6th grade

realize he was gay when he was 11, in the sixth grade. “I already had a girlfriend, a ‘kid’ girlfriend, but I felt uncomfortable at the thought of holding hands with her,” he says. “I was trying to do the straight thing. It just wasn’t working out.”

It took a gay-themed teen novel, Geography Club, to bring things home to Baiseri. Even then, it took four more years before he came out. His middle-school years were particularly miserable. “It was a really unhappy time. Middle school in gen-

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Vikes overcome Favre’s play in win JEFF GROSS/GETTY IMAGES

Percy Harvin’s 95-yard kickoff return for a touchdown gave Minnesota a spark to start the second half, and the Vikings overcame another uneven game by Brett Favre in a 24-21 victory over the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Playing with a bad elbow and the NFL investigating alleged racy messages he sent to a former New York Jets employee, Favre took a bunch of big hits and finished 14-for-19 for 118

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yards, one touchdown and one turnover. Randy Moss’s first home game since joining the Vikings in a trade turned into an afterthought, but the defence and special teams

did plenty to make up for Favre’s unpolished play. The Vikings (2-3) won this matchup of pre-season NFC favourites, though even in defeat the Cowboys (1-4) could still wind up as contenders in the mediocre conference. Tony Romo, who found Roy Williams for touchdowns twice in the first half, went 25-for-33 for 211 yards mostly on dump-offs and screens. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson carries the ball against the Dallas Cowboys yesterday.

Big Ben theory: QB returns with a bang GREGORY SHAMUS/GETTY IMAGES

Coming back from suspension, Roethlisberger throws three TDs Steelers improve record to 4-1 “We didn’t convert when we needed to convert, but our defence played awesome today. We did enough to clinch it, and I’m always going to enjoy that.” MONTREAL QB ANTHONY CALVILLO, FOLLOWING HIS TEAM’S 22-19 WIN OVER WINNIPEG YESTERDAY. THE ALOUETTES CLINCHED THE EAST DIVISION FOR THE NINTH TIME IN 12 SEASONS.

“We need to learn at the end of games how to finish. We’re happy for the win, but we can’t have that, especially going into the playoffs. Those are the things that count.” MONTREAL NOSE TACKLE ERIC WILSON

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With Ben Roethlisberger revelling in the cheers he once feared he might not hear, the Pittsburgh Steelers looked like themselves for the first time all season. They also sounded like the team that loves to intimidate. To the Cleveland Browns, it was Steelers linebacker James Harrison who was the game’s impact player. Twice. Roethlisberger, cheered loudly during his first game in nine and a half months,

returned from his fourgame suspension to throw three touchdown passes, and the Steelers (4-1) shut down a Browns offence that was depleted by Harrison hits during a 28-10 victory yesterday. Roethlisberger finished 16-of-27 for 257 yards during his first regular-season game since he was accused of, but not charged with, sexually assaulting a Georgia college student in March. Roethlisberger received numerous loud ovations from the standing-room crowd of 65,168. “I started thinking about it on the way here,” said Roethlisberger, who once worried that his reception would be chilly. “Before the game I got emotional. To hear the cheers was something special. I got a little emotional.”

Ben Roethlisberger, right, of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates a second-quarter touchdown pass with Mike Wallace yesterday.

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Branch keys Patriots victory

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Deion Branch gave New England Patriots fans plenty of reasons to forget Randy Moss and the team’s embarrassing playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Branch caught nine passes spearheading a 2320 comeback win in overtime over the Ravens yesterday. The Patriots reacquired Branch last Monday from Seattle five days after trading Moss to Minnesota. Stephen Gostkows-

Lions suffer injuries to Hill, Follett

Fake tickets More than 50 people were turned away from yesterday’s Patriots game after buying counterfeit tickets on Craigslist that cost as much as $400.

ki’s 35-yard field goal with 1:56 left in overtime gave the Patriots their eighth straight win after a bye week. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Deion Branch

NFL. Detroit Lions linebacker Zack Follett was hospitalized after a violent helmet-tohelmet hit with a Giants player while covering a fourth-quarter kickoff return.

The Lions said Follett was conscious and had full movement in his limbs. He was set to stay in Hackensack University Medical Center last night for observation. Detroit also lost starting quarterback Shaun Hill in the 28-20 loss to the New York Giants. He broke his left arm late in the first half and spent part of the second half on the sideline with his arm in a sling. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Pressure-proven lefties set to take the spotlight Lee to face off against Pettitte in Game 3 of ALCS

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Cliff Lee and Andy Pettitte. The post-season ace against that ol’ October pro. With the best-of-seven AL championship series tied at one apiece, the scene shifts to Yankee Stadium for Game 3 tonight, when a pair of pressureproven pitchers will be back in the spotlight. Lee’s left arm has been baseball’s most dominant force in the past two postseasons, carrying him to a 6-0 mark with a 1.44 earned-run average and three complete games in seven starts. He’ll be on the mound

for the Texas Rangers against Pettitte, who has an outstanding October resume of his own. The longtime Yankees lefty is going for his 20th post-season win. “Obviously, it’s a great matchup,” New York manager Joe Girardi said yesterday, when the Yankees and Rangers worked out under blue skies in the Bronx. “I think people are looking forward to tomorrow.” Coming off the first home playoff win in the franchise’s 50-season history, the Rangers are back on the road — where they’re unbeaten in these playoffs. Texas won all three firstround games at AL East champion Tampa Bay, including a pair of masterpieces by Lee. Next, he’ll try to join Orlando Hernandez and Orel Hershiser as the only pitchers to win their first seven post-season decisions. Hernandez opened 8-0 for the

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At 19-9 with a 3.87 ERA, Pettitte holds major league records for wins, starts (41) and innings (256) in the post-season. Yankees from 1998-2000, while Hershiser went 7-0 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians from 1985-95. “I’ve got high expectations for myself. Regardless of what’s happened in the past or what other people expect of me, I expect as much out of myself or more than anybody is going to expect of me,” Lee said. “So I don’t look at it any different than I would any other game. I expect to be successful and that’s the game tomorrow and every time I take the mound.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tried, tested and true in the Bronx Because of his overwhelming brilliance, most of the buzz leading up to tonight’s matchup has revolved around Cliff Lee. That’s just fine with the 38-year-old Andy Pettitte, who is 5-0 with a 2.88 ERA in his last nine post-season

starts and always seems to come through when New York needs him most. After missing two months with a groin injury and making only three starts in September, he pitched seven solid innings to beat Minnesota in Game

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2 of the division series. “He’s been through it so many times, does not become rattled, knows how to prepare for this type of game,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of his pitcher. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PHOENIX

During the second half yesterday, the switch went on for the Toronto Raptors and the energy level went up. They took control of the pre-season game and cruised to a 121-100 victory over the Phoenix Suns before a crowd of 12,902 at Air Canada Centre that lustily booed Suns forward Hedo Turkoglu, who put in an uninspired season with Toronto last year. “Our guys had a lot more energy,” Raptors head coach Jay Triano said. “Midway through the first half we found something and guys picked it up a little bit and started pressuring a little more.” The Raptors (3-3) had six

players score in double figures led by 23 from Linas Kleiza followed by 17 each from Amir Johnson and Jarrett Jack. Sonny Weems added 16, Andrea Bargnani 15 and DeMar DeRozan 14 points for the Raptors, who trailed by 33-22 after the first quarter and 55-53 at the half. Turkoglu, traded to Phoenix over the summer for Leandro Barbosa, had five points and five rebounds in 20 minutes and was booed each time he touched the ball. Not a nice homecoming. “Home?” Turkoglu said. “I have never had a home like this. Wherever you go some people like you and some people don’t. I wasn’t paying attention to that. I just tried to go out there and play my game and try to do my best. “I didn’t get much love when I was here, too.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

Sports in brief

Rooney wants out of Man U: Reports SOCCER. Wayne Rooney

has reportedly told Manchester United that he wants to leave the Premier League club, although the club said speculation that the star striker will be sold in the January transfer window was “nonsense.” Several British newspapers reported on their websites that Rooney has fallen out with Man U manager Alex Ferguson since allegations surfaced about the player’s private life last month.

Everton tops Liverpool SOCCER. Liverpool rid it-

self of unpopular owners but not relegation form as local rival Everton inflicted a 2-0 loss on the side in front of new owner John Henry yesterday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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EASTERN CONFERENCE d-Toronto d-Washington d-NY Islanders Montreal Tampa Bay Atlanta Pittsburgh Philadelphia Boston Carolina Florida NY Rangers Ottawa Buffalo New Jersey

GP 4 5 5 5 4 5 6 5 3 3 4 3 5 6 6

W 4 4 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1

L OTL SL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 4 1 0 4 1 0

GF 16 17 18 14 12 17 18 11 9 8 12 13 10 12 10

GA 9 11 16 13 14 16 14 14 6 7 5 13 16 18 21

Pts 8 8 6 7 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

Home 2-0-0-0 3-0-0-0 2-0-0-1 1-0-1-0 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 1-3-0-0 1-2-0-0 0-1-0-0 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-1-0 1-1-0-0 0-3-1-0 0-3-1-0

Away 2-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 0-1-1-0 2-1-0-0 2-1-0-0 2-2-0-0 2-0-0-0 1-0-1-0 2-0-0-0 1-1-0-0 1-2-0-0 1-1-0-0 0-2-1-0 1-1-0-0 1-1-0-0

Last 10 4-0-0-0 4-1-0-0 2-1-1-1 3-1-1-0 3-1-0-0 3-2-0-0 3-3-0-0 2-2-1-0 2-1-0-0 2-1-0-0 2-2-0-0 1-1-1-0 1-3-1-0 1-4-1-0 1-4-1-0

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Pts 8 7 6 7 7 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3

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Away 2-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 2-2-0-0 2-1-0-0 2-0-1-0 1-1-0-0 0-1-0-1 0-2-0-0 1-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-0-1-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-1 0-2-0-0 0-3-0-0

Last 10 4-0-0-0 3-0-1-0 3-2-0-0 3-1-0-1 3-2-1-0 3-1-0-0 2-1-0-1 2-2-0-0 2-2-0-0 2-2-0-0 1-1-1-0 1-1-1-0 1-2-0-1 1-2-0-1 1-3-0-1

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WESTERN CONFERENCE d-Dallas d-Nashville d-Colorado Detroit Chicago Los Angeles St. Louis Edmonton Columbus Calgary San Jose Phoenix Minnesota Vancouver Anaheim

GP 4 4 5 5 6 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 5

W 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

L OTL SL 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 1

d — division leaders ranked 1-2-3 regardless of points; a team winning in overtime or shootout is credited with two points and a victory in the W column; the team losing in overtime or shootout receives one point which is registered in the OTL (overtime loss) or SL (shootout loss) column. Last night’s results Phoenix at Anaheim Carolina at Vancouver Saturday’s results Calgary 5 Edmonton 3 Montreal 4 Ottawa 3 Atlanta 4 San Jose 2 Boston 4 New Jersey 1 Chicago 4 Buffalo 3 Dallas 3 St. Louis 2 (SO) Detroit 2 Phoenix 1 (OT) Columbus 3 Minnesota 2 Florida 6 Tampa Bay 0 N.Y. Islanders 5 Colorado 2

Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 1 Washington 3 Nashville 2 (OT) Tonight’s games (All times Eastern) N.Y. Islanders at Toronto, 7 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Dallas at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Tomorrow’s games Boston at Washington, 7 p.m. Calgary at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Carolina at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

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10:32 Penalties — Kostitsyn Mtl (interference) 3:58, Moen Mtl (hooking) 5:19, Ruutu Ott (holding) 8:18. Second Period 3. Ottawa, Karlsson 1 (Alfredsson, Spezza) 10:20 4. Ottawa, Michalek 3 (Phillips) 11:13 5. Montreal, Halpern 2 (Subban, Moen) 13:39 6. Montreal, Kostitsyn 2 (Plekanec) 17:29 Penalties — Ruutu Ott (double roughing), Gomez Mtl (roughing) 7:34, Carkner Ott, Moen Mtl (roughing) 13:39, Alfredsson Ott (interference) 14:27. Third Period 7. Montreal, Plekanec 2 (Kostitsyn) 16:01 Penalties — Karlsson Ott (hooking) 6:15, Ruutu Ott (roughing) 12:24. Shots on goal by

FLAMES 5, OILERS 3

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CANADIENS 4, SENATORS

First Period 1. Montreal, Gionta 1, 1:06 2. Ottawa, Michalek 2 (Alfredsson, Spezza)

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Hossa, Chi B.Richards, Dal Ovechkin, Wash Sharp, Chi Bailey, NYI Kopecky, Chi MacArthur, Tor Not including last night’s games

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(BEST-OF-7) AMERICAN LEAGUE

Texas (W) vs. N.Y. Yankees (WC) (Series tied 1-1) Saturday’s result Texas 7 N.Y. Yankees 2 Tonight’s game Texas (Lee 12-9) at N.Y. Yankees (Pettitte 113), 8:07 p.m Tomorrow’s game Texas (Hunter 13-4) at N.Y. Yankees (Burnett 10-15), 8:07 p.m. Wednesday’s game Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 4:07 p.m. Friday’s game x-N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 8:07 p.m. Saturday’s game x-N.Y. Yankees at Texas, 8:07 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia (E) vs. San Francisco (W) (San Francisco leads series 1-0) Last night’s result San Francisco at Philadelphia Saturday’s result San Francisco 4 Philadelphia 3 Tomorrow’s game Philadelphia (Hamels 12-11) at San Francisco (Cain 13-11), 4:19 p.m. Wednesday’s game Philadelphia at San Francisco, 7:57 p.m. Thursday’s game x-Philadelphia at San Francisco, 7:57 p.m. Saturday’s game x-San Francisco at Philadelphia, 3:57 or 7:57 p.m. Sunday’s game x-San Francisco at Philadelphia, 7:57 p.m.

At San Martin, Calif. Par 71 Final Round

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Goal (shots-saves) — Ottawa: Elliot (L,1-10)(start, 4:42 third)(37-33), Lehner (start third)(3-3); Montreal: Price (2-1-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Ottawa: 0-2. Montreal: 0-5. Attendance — 21,273 (21,273) at Montreal.

Goal — Edmonton: Khabibulin (L,2-2-0); Calgary: Kiprusoff (W,2-2-0). Power plays (goalschances) — Edmonton: 0-4; Calgary: 1-4. Attendance — 19,289 (19,289) at Calgary.

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2010 POST-SEASON

GOLF

First Period 1. Edmonton, Hemsky 2 (Whitney, Paajarvi) 5:21 2. Calgary, Tanguay 1 (Stajan) 9:02 Penalties — Jackman Cal (elbowing) 10:34, Staios Cal (tripping) 12:58, Brule Edm (slashing) 14:50, Gilbert Edm (tripping) 16:23. Second Period 3. Edmonton, Penner 3 (Gagner) 0:22 4. Calgary, Morrison 1 (Stajan, Sarich) 2:57 5. Edmonton, Paajarvi 1 (Fraser, Jones) 4:16 Penalties — Morrison Cal (boarding) 0:35, Eberle Edm (hooking) 16:49. Third Period 6. Calgary, Hagman 2 (Morrison, Jokinen) 4:29 7. Calgary, Iginla 1 (Tanguay, Giordano) 7:49 (pp) 8. Calgary, Tanguay 2 (Iginla, Stajan) 19:59 (en) Penalties — Gilbert Edm (interference), Glencross Cal (cross-checking) 5:52, Smid Edm (hooking) 7:14, White Cal (hooking) 12:41. Shots on goal by

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Rocco Mediate, $900,000 Bo Van Pelt, $440,000 Alex Prugh, $440,000 Rickie Fowler, $240,000 Chris Tidland, $200,000 Graham DeLaet, $146,071 Will MacKenzie, $146,071 Kevin Stadler, $146,071 David Duval, $146,071 Charles Warren, $146,071 Ryuji Imada, $146,071 Tim Clark, $146,071 Tim Herron, $96,667 Dean Wilson, $96,667 Chad Campbell, $96,667 Kevin Streelman, $82,500 Fredrik Jacobson, $82,500 Paul Stankowski, $63,000 George McNeill, $63,000 Troy Merritt, $63,000 Tom Pernice, Jr., $63,000 Chris Riley, $63,000 John Mallinger, $63,000 Justin Leonard, $44,000 Kevin Chappell, $44,000 John Ellis, $44,000 Joe Durant, $37,000 Jeev Milkha Singh, $37,000 Paul Goydos, $37,000 Jonathan Byrd, $32,500 Jamie Lovemark, $32,500 Aaron Baddeley, $32,500 Josh Teater, $27,000 Tim Petrovic, $27,000 J.B. Holmes, $27,000 Shaun Micheel, $27,000 Chris DiMarco, $27,000 Cliff Kresge, $21,000 Woody Austin, $21,000 Pat Perez, $21,000 Lee Janzen, $21,000 Jerry Kelly, $21,000 Henrik Stenson, $21,000 Kevin Sutherland, $14,450 Danny Wax, $14,450

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS—Assigned D Nick Leddy to Rockford (AHL). ST. LOUIS BLUES—Assigned F Ryan Reaves to Peoria (AHL). TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING—Reassigned G Jaroslav Janus and F Alex Hutchings from Norfolk (AHL) to Florida (ECHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Assigned D Brian Fahey to Hershey (AHL).

TENNIS WTA TOUR GENERALI

At Linz, Austria Singles Championship Ana Ivanovic (7), Serbia, def. Patty Schnyder, Switzerland, 6-1, 6-2. Doubles Championship Renata Voracova and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (2), Czech Republic, def. Kveta Peschke, Czech Republic, and Katarina Srebotnik (1), Slovenia, 7-5, 7-6 (6).

ATP SHANGHAI ROLEX MASTERS

At Shanghai Singles Championship Andy Murray (4), Britain, def. Roger Federer (3), Switzerland, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles Championship Jurgen Melzer, Austria, and Leander Paes (3), India, def. Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski (6), Poland, 7-5, 4-6, 10-5 tietreak.

CFL WEEK 16 EAST DIVISION

64-65-67-73—269 65-69-65-71—270 69-66-66-69—270 69-65-68-69—271 70-65-68-69—272 68-68-71-67—274 66-68-71-69—274 71-67-67-69—274 68-65-71-70—274 71-65-67-71—274 65-67-69-73—274 68-69-66-71—274 67-67-70-71—275 69-64-70-72—275 68-70-66-71—275 72-67-70-67—276 70-67-70-69—276 74-68-66-69—277 69-72-67-69—277 71-70-65-71—277 67-70-69-71—277 67-71-67-72—277 66-69-68-74—277 69-71-68-70—278 71-68-68-71—278 70-68-68-72—278 71-71-67-70—279 69-70-71-69—279 65-73-68-73—279 71-67-71-71—280 68-71-71-70—280 70-65-70-75—280 69-71-70-71—281 70-70-70-71—281 70-68-69-74—281 66-69-71-75—281 67-70-68-76—281 73-66-70-73—282 69-68-71-74—282 73-68-67-74—282 71-68-71-72—282 70-69-72-71—282 67-67-80-68—282 71-66-71-75—283 70-71-69-73—283

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WEST DIVISION x-Calgary x-Saskatchewan B.C. Edmonton

GP W L 15 11 4 15 9 6 15 5 10 15 5 10

x — clinched playoff berth y — clinched division. Yesterday’s results Calgary 34 Saskatchewan 26 Montreal 22 Winnipeg 19 Saturday’s result Edmonton 31 B.C. 28 (OT) Friday’s result Hamilton 30 Toronto 3

W 14 13 10 8 9 8 8 6

L 9 8 13 12 15 13 14 19

T 6 8 6 9 5 8 7 4

GF GA 36 29 37 33 32 34 33 37 32 48 30 39 34 46 19 44

WESTERN CONFERENCE x-Los Angeles x-Real Salt Lake x-FC Dallas x-Seattle x-Colorado x-San Jose Houston Chivas USA

GP 29 29 29 29 29 28 29 28

W 17 15 12 14 12 12 8 8

L T GF GA 7 5 42 25 4 10 43 18 3 14 41 26 9 6 38 33 8 9 42 30 9 7 30 29 15 6 38 48 16 4 30 38

Pt 56 55 50 48 45 43 30 28

ENGLAND Chelsea Man City Arsenal Man United Tottenham West Brom Bolton Aston Villa Stoke Blackpool Everton Fulham Wigan Newcastle Sunderland Blackburn Birmingham Liverpool Wolverhampton West Ham

GP W D 8 6 1 8 5 2 8 4 2 8 3 5 8 4 2 8 3 3 8 2 5 8 3 2 8 3 1 8 3 1 8 2 3 8 1 6 8 2 3 8 2 2 7 1 5 7 2 2 8 1 4 8 1 3 8 1 3 8 1 3

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Yesterday’s results Everton 2 Liverpool 0 Blackpool 2 Manchester City 3

ITALY

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S 3 1 4 3 2 2 0 6 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0

Pts 149 132 131 124 121 93 90 81 72 70 66 62 56 54 48 48 44 42 42 42

AMERICAN CONFERENCE EAST N.Y. Jets New England Miami Buffalo

Houston Jacksonville Indianapolis Tennessee

Pittsburgh Baltimore Cincinnati Cleveland

Pct PF .833 159 .800 154 .600 89 .000 87

PA 101 116 112 161

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WEST Kansas City Oakland Denver San Diego

PF 108 120 124 157

PA 92 151 140 126

NATIONAL CONFERENCE EAST N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Washington Dallas

Yesterday’s results Bari 0 Lazio 2 Brescia 0 Udinese 1 Cagliari 0 Inter Milan 1 Catania 1 Napoli 1 Cesena 1 Parma 1 Juventus 4 Lecce 0 Palermo 4 Bologna 1 Sampdoria 2 Fiorentina 1

Atlanta New Orleans Tampa Bay Carolina

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PA 97 112 88 140

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PA 138 97 113 139

NORTH Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit

WEST Arizona Seattle St. Louis San Francisco

Byes: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati Yesterday’s results Houston 35 Kansas City 31 Miami 23 Green Bay 20 (OT) Minnesota 24 Dallas 21 New England 23 Baltimore 20 (OT) New Orleans 31 Tampa Bay 6 N.Y. Giants 28 Detroit 20 N.Y. Jets 24 Denver 20e Philadelphia 31 Atlanta 17 Pittsburgh 28 Cleveland 10 San Francisco 17 Oakland 9 Seattle 23 Chicago 20 St. Louis 20 San Diego 17 Indianapolis at Washington Tonight’s game Tennessee at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m.

NBA

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Yesterday’s results Athletic Bilbao 2 Zaragoza 1 Deportivo La Coruna 0 Osasuna 0 Levante 2 Real Sociedad 1 Mallorca 0 Espanyol 1 Racing Santander 1 Almeria 0 Sporting Gijon 2 Sevilla 0

Yesterday’s results Toronto 121 Phoenix 100 New York 92 Washington 90 Denver at L.A. Clippers Utah at L.A. Lakers At Sioux Falls, S.D. Milwaukee vs. Minnesota Tonight’s games (All times Eastern) Orlando at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Memphis, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

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Pt 48 47 36 33 32 32 31 22

Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie. x — clinched playoff berth. Saturday’s results Columbus 2 Toronto FC 2 Colorado 3 Los Angeles 1 D.C. United 0 Chicago 0 Houston 1 San Jose 0 New England 1 Kansas City 0 Philadelphia 2 New York 1 Real Salt Lake 2 FC Dallas 0 Wednesday’s game (All times Eastern) Chivas USA at San Jose, 10 p.m.

BUNDESLIGA

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WEEK 6

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SCORING LEADERS TD Maver, Cal 0 McCallum, BC 0 Duval, Mtl 0 DeAngelis, Ham 0 Congi, Sask 0 Prefontaine, Edm-Tor 0 Cates, Sask 15 Shaw, Tor 0 T.Edwards, Wpg 12 Palardy, Ham-Wpg 0 Bryant, Cal 11 x-Green, Mtl 10 x-Cobb, Ham 9 Robertson, BC 9 Bruce, Ham 8 Serna, Wpg 0 x-Richardson, Mtl 7 Lewis, Cal 7 McDaniel, Ham 7 Reynolds, Cal 7

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(AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER)

• 120Hz – for fast action and sports

ORANGEVILLE FEDDERS BURLOAK

APPLEBY

Heartland Town Centre

OAKVILLE/BURLINGTON QEW

HWY 427

BRITANNIA

DIXIE RD.

MISSISSAUGA UNIVERSAL DR.

LAWRENCE

COMSTOCK RD.

MAVIS RD

WARDEN AVE.

LEBOVIC AVE.

PHARMACY

ELLESMERE

HWY 401 KENNEDY RD.

BLOOR ST.

MISSISSAUGA

HWY 401

WHARTON WAY

SCARBOROUGH

EGLINTON AVE. E. OSSINGTON

DUFFERIN ST.

SCARBOROUGH

• 4-colour pixel technology • Ethernet, 4x HDMI, PC, USB

HWY 10

DOVERCOURT

TORONTO

IPOD/IPHONE NOT INCLUDED

HURONTARIO/HWY 10

YDS12 iPod/phone dock • video out • iPod control w/remote

• 3x HDMI • Energy star 4.0 compliant • Game mode • Mercury & lead free panel

9100 JANE ST. (905) 761-7660

• BURLINGTON: 3350 FAIRVIEW ST. (905) 637-2003 •BARRIE: 56 BARRIE VIEW DR. UNIT 3. (705) 726-3633 •CAMBRIDGE: 55 PINEBUSH RD. (519) 624-8791•KITCHENER: 4396 KING ST. E. (HWY 8) (519) 650-2001 •LONDON: WELLINGTON SOUTHDALE PLAZA (519) 685-2001 MON to FRI 10-9 • SAT 9:30-6 • SUN 11-5:30 *PRICE GUARANTEE: REFERS TO OTHER AUTHORIZED DEALER’S “ADVERTISED” PRICES ON IN-STOCK MERCHANDISE ONLY.” WE WILL BEAT AUTHORIZED DEALERS’ “ADVERTISED PRICE” UNDER SAME TERMS & CONDITIONS BASED ON LOCATION SPECIFIC “IN-STOCK” SUPPLY. OUR GUARANTEE DOES NOT INCLUDE COMPETITORS “INTERNET PRICING”, OR “TIMED SPECIALS, DOOR-CRASHERS, LIMITED QUANTITY SPECIALS, ADDED VALUE GIVE-AWAY” PROMOTIONS. BONUS OFFER IS 1-PER CUSTOMER. NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER PROMOTIONAL OFFER OR PREVIOUS PURCHASES. “FLOOR MODEL” & “CLEARANCE” ITEMS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE.INVENTORY MAY VARY BY STORE & IS SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE.


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