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Shopper tackles jewel heist suspect At least 20 witnesses helped RCMP Alleged robbers were located and arrested within 24 hours More than $200,000 worth of jewelry was stolen

Ashley Russell-Taylor with his daughter, 17-month-old Addyson, at Capilano Mall yesterday.

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Bodychecking a robbery suspect was not on Ashley Russell-Taylor’s to-do list last Thursday morning, but when a man came barrelling toward him out of the Capilano Mall People’s Jewellers, that’s just what he did. Russell was having tea at about 10:30 a.m. in the mall with his infant daughter when he heard cries for security. He passed the child to a friend who worked near the jewelry store and went to investigate. “It was kind of a faceoff between myself and the individual who was running,” said Russell-Taylor. After he took the suspect to the ground, other pursuers quickly pinned the man down and held him until police arrived. Three others escaped but were arrested

“I didn’t see a weapon and figured (the suspect) would have used it already.” ASHLEY RUSSELL-TAYLOR

later. “It’s pretty compelling to see how many people worked together to stop this (robbery) from happening,” said RCMP Cpl. Peter DeVries. “Without their help this case would have been extremely difficult to solve. “That being said, we recommend that people don’t become involved in crimes, because there is a high risk of personal injury.” Mall patrons were uninjured, despite pepper spray being discharged during the attempted robbery. STEPHANIE ORFORD



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Former B.C. finance minister Carole Taylor sees her role as the newly appointed chancellor of Simon Fraser University as a key link between the knowledge and energy generated by the university and the wider community. “The big mistake that some universities make is that they do all the learning in the Ivory Tower,” said Taylor. “Take those ideas. Be

part of the public debate. Influence policy. Be part of the conversation that goes on as we all try to make our community a better place.” Taylor, whose name has been bandied as a possible successor to Premier Gordon Campbell, said she has enjoyed her time in municipal and provincial politics, but is not a career politician and has no intention of re-entering the

fray. Taylor holds an honorary doctors of law degree from SFU (one of her four honorary degrees). Interestingly, she said she had never met SFU president Andrew Petter — also a former B.C. finance minister — until he contacted her about the position. Her renewable threeyear term begins in June.


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League suspends Canucks centre indefinitely Will meet with NHL disciplinarian to explain actions Vancouver hockey fans are torn when it comes to defining Rick Rypien’s future after the Canucks centre tousled a Minnesota Wild fan during Tuesday night’s game in St. Paul. “He should be tossed out,” said Canucks fan Taylor Moore. “I don’t want that sort of behaviour to be a role model for my son.” With the Canucks down 5-1, Rypien grabbed and shook a jeering Minnesota fan as he headed to the dressing room for a double-minor penalty and a 10-minute misconduct for roughing. “I don’t understand what’s the big deal,” said Jazmine Grewal of Vancouver. “He was in the heat of the moment, of playing the game, and if the other guy wasn’t actually hurt, (Rypien) shouldn’t be pun-

Homers? Announcers called the incident differently in Vancouver and Minnesota: “Where’s the security there? You can’t have the fans reaching over. You paid for tickets to watch the game, not be part of the game. That guy’s gotta go,” said John Garrett on Rogers Sportsnet. “Oh, he’s got the fans now! Wow, that’s probably going to be suspendable right there. When you start mixing it up with the fans, that’s when it’s going to get ugly,” said a Minnesota announcer.

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High-speed rail to Washington right on track Announcement comes following fifth annual B.C.–Washington state joint cabinet meeting DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS



The leaders of B.C. and Washington state pledged yesterday to forge ahead with a high-speed rail link between Vancouver and Seattle. Premier Gordon Campbell, who joked that he’d like Washington state to pay for the entire project, said the province plans to work with the federal government to improve the track, right of way and crossings. He said it would require a “significant investment,” but offered few specifics on costs and timelines.

Gov. Christine Gregoire and Premier Gordon Campbell

“Ultimately,” said Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, “with the national agenda of President Obama, we hope it will go, not just Vancouver to Portland, but on to California.”

Washington received $590 million from the U.S. federal government to connect Seattle to Portland with trains capable of averaging 180 km/h. Part of that money will be used in preparation of a Seattle and Vancouver connection. “It would take literally thousands and thousands of cars off the road,” Campbell said. “Instead of spending people’s time in border lineups in their cars, they’ll be able to have a good time visiting Seattle or Washington state.” It is estimated that a second Amtrak train between Vancouver and Seattle would add $11 million to the B.C. economy.


Kitten on the mend after pellet shooting A six-month-old kitten is recovering after being shot with a pellet gun at its North Vancouver home. Ian Steward noticed Bailey was hurt after it had been outside on Tuesday. A vet exam found Bailey had been shot and needed surgery. “Being cruel to animals is not only morally reprehensible, it’s also against the law,” said RCMP Cpl. Peter DeVries. Mounties are investigating.


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WINNING GOLD IN DELHI “IT WAS THE BEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE” Arjan Bhullar, 24, won gold for Canada in men’s freestyle wrestling at the Commonwealth Games.

(in India) and I used to go and watch him and people following him around like he was a rock star.

How do you feel about your win? It was spectacular.

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had a lot of family and friends show up. My father used to compete

Yeah. Once a Clansman, always a Clansman. I feel that whatever success I have now, it started with the SFU team. This country’s got so much opportunity that if you make the most of it, you can become successful, and I’m proof of that. STEPHANIE ORFORD

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Col. Russell Williams is being described as “evil, pure evil.” Those words are from Andy Lloyd, whose sister Jessica was raped and murdered by Williams. In delivering his victim impact statement to a Belleville, Ont., courtroom, Lloyd said his father — who spent 25 years in the navy — would have been “mortified” to learn that his daughter’s killer was a military commander. Lloyd’s father died of cancer when she was 14, some 13 years before Williams took the woman captive, raped her repeatedly and murdered her earlier this year. The whole side of the

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Minutes after a team of rescuers hoisted 33 miners to safety, President Sebastian Pinera hugged the men and gave them a thanks very much a la Chilena — one with a punchline. Pinera told the rescuers in Spanish he wanted them to be the ones “who rescue us all on Judgment Day.”

Plans to sell up to $60 billion in advanced weaponry to counter Iran Significant threat Congress has 30 days to block the deal, but the officials said they did not expect significant opposition despite concerns by some lawmakers about the impact the sales might have on Israel’s security.

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Anna Chapman, the 28-year-old Russian agent, was honoured by President Dmitry Medvedev with the country’s highest state honour Monday. Chapman was one of the Russian sleeper agents deported from the United States as part of the biggest spy swap since the Cold War.


20-year-old takes police chief job in drug town There’s a new police chief in Praxedis G. Guerrero, a violent borderland town in Mexico where drug gangs have killed public officials and terrified many citizens into fleeing: a 20-year-old woman who hasn’t yet finished her criminology degree. Marisol Valles Garcia was sworn in yesterday to bring law and order to the

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The Obama administration notified Congress yesterday that it plans to sell up to $60 billion in advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia in one of the largest-ever single U.S. arms sales, a deal intended to counter the rising influence of Iran. The sale, first revealed in September, is designed to strengthen the defence forces of Saudi Arabia, a longtime U.S. ally, and counter Iran as a regional power in the Persian Gulf. “This proposed sale has tremendous significance from a strategic regional perspective,” said the assistant secretary of state for political and military affairs who announced the deal. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The rescuers, who had pulled off a harrowing, first-of-a-kind operation to pluck the miners from a depth of 500 metres, cracked up. It may have seemed a strange moment for a joke to a foreigner, but humour is all but the unofficial national sport in Chile. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The Canadian economy likely suffered the worst quarter since the recession during the summer months and still faces risks ranging from a global currency war to a collapse in the housing market, the Bank of Canada said yester-

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Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, said yesterday the country’s government will make the largest cuts to public spending since the Second World War — slashing benefits and public sector jobs in a five-year austerity plan. Osborne confirmed he had ordered $134 billion in spending cuts through 2015, which he claims are necessary along with tax increases to wipe out a spending deficit that reached $253 billion last year. As many as 500,000 public sector jobs will be lost, welfare payments

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here comes a time in the lives of all children when they must deal with a delicate question about their parents: Confirm, or Ignore? My parents sat in Facebook limbo for years, the two-headed profile “MargieBob” stuck on my page like the bad guys from Superman II trapped in the 2-D prison. But recently I decided that my real-life friendship with my parents must be worth a virtual friendship. I decided that when people look back on their lives, they regret what they didn’t do, not


It’s a familiar story for me. what they’ve done. When I was in my early teens, my And I decided that I needed a dad once asked if I wanted to play column topic. So I accepted their request and tennis with him. I said yes, but then I saw my “friends” were at Facebook announced to the the court. Their idea of a good world that, after 34 years, I am time was getting now friends with the best loogie built my parents. “Family up by smoking cigaSo far, so good. rettes and eating They haven’t done members, Oreos. anything friends, fools, I was in the subembarrassing yet, and frenemies, urbs of a small city. like posting naked Friendship was gebaby pictures of they’re all ography. me on my wall, or ‘friends’ now.” So I told my dad I showing up in didn’t want to play Yoville trying to be because my friends cool. were there and — children don’t I did have to label one video NSFMP (Not Safe For My Parents), forget this stuff — Dad got choked up. but that’s it so far. Now, 20 years later, geography In reality, my parents were never what was holding me back. is no boundary to friendship. Nor, as any computer user knows, I was embarrassed about my does actual friendship bear any “friends.”

relation to Facebook friendship. But to hell with it. Family members, friends, fools, and frenemies, they’re all “friends” now. Those Seinfeld episodes where Jerry or George worry about “the two worlds” colliding seem hopelessly out of date. We’re all in the same world now. I’m happy to have Mom and Dad in that group. Amidst all the self-promotion, self-flagellation, and self-love in the status updates, my parents are the rarest of Facebook users: They’re happy. “Ain’t life grand!” was a recent update. In future, MargieBob, I’d appreciate an NSFC (Not Safe For Cynics). Thanks. Read more of John Mazerolle’s columns at

Cold nixes fashion sense Raise your toque


Letters & Tweets We asked: How early is too early for a toque? TORONTO. There’s no such thing as “too early.” If you’re cold, worry less about being seasonally appropriate and just put one on. If people would accept this simple solution, we’d have less unpleasant scenes like the one I overheard in a gas station the other day, with an older man in a lightweight windbreaker screaming at an overworked cashier who was operating two registers and dealing with multiple customers for not ringing up his gas fast enough because it was cold outside.

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Metro Minute at The 39 Steps Four actors push their skills to the limit, doing acting gymnastics to play 150 characters in one play, The 39 Steps. The show opens tonight at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville St. It’s a fast-paced send-up of Alfred Hitchcock’s film of the same name. Hitchcock, the master of suspenseful cinema, adapted

years ago, & they never recovered. I wear a toque whenever the temp goes under 10, or they hurt.

the murder mystery from a novel by John Buchan. “It’s mad, it’s wonderful, and the audience goes on this incredible journey,” says Bill Millerd, the show’s artistic managing director, on the Artsclub Theatre Company’s website, The show starts at 8 p.m. with tickets starting at $29. STEPHANIE ORFORD

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Shawn Macdonald, left, David Marr, centre, and Martin Happer strike a pose for the Arts Club Theatre Company’s mystery-comedy The 39 Steps, opening tonight.


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Actor David Arquette is lending his quirky star power to the campaign against a November ballot measure that would suspend California’s greenhouse gas emissions law. Arquette appeared in Sacramento on Tuesday to promote a series of online videos opposing Proposition 23. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Longoria’s perfume about confidence




She shot to stardom six years ago when the hit TV show Desperate Housewives — in which she plays the hilariously vain and materialistic Gabrielle Solis — first premiered, and Eva Longoria Parker hasn’t looked back since. Aside from acting, Longoria Parker has ventured into producing and directing, serves as the international spokesperson for L’Oreal Paris and is actively involved in numerous charities. Her most recent endeavor, a year in the making, is the creation of her signature fragrance Eva by Eva Longoria. While in Toronto recently to launch her eponymous perfume, the 35-year-old beauty sat down with Metro to chat about how the scent came about, what the future holds for her and the importance of giving back. Why did you create this fragrance?

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I was always allergic to perfume and could never wear it. I always felt they were too overpowering and I

just wanted something that was easy to wear — something light and fresh and clean. I wanted to create a scent for myself. Then I found out that a lot of women felt that way. What do you hope to offer women with your perfume?

I hope that they wear it and they feel sexy and confident. I find if you smell good, you carry yourself in a different way. Scent is an intense emotional connection. What do you find most gratifying about your role on Desperate Housewives?

I love that it was a groundbreaking show with four female leads — three over 40 — dealing with universal themes of the modern woman: Marriage, divorce, dating, children. You are involved in a lot of charities. Was being charitably active something that was instilled in your by your parents?

Yes, I have a special needs sister. That’s why I created Eva’s Heroes (in San Antonia, Texas). Early on I was introduced to volunteerism from my mom and aunts. That was a big thing in my family, to always give back. I thought that was the way everybody was.

Eva Longoria Parker poses in The Perfume Shop to promote the UK launch of her new fragrance Eva held at Westfield on September 5, 2010 in London, England.




Singer Rihanna and baseball player Matt Kemp aren’t heading down the aisle anytime soon.

No wedding bells yet for Matt & Rihanna Superstar couple are happy together, but not looking to take that next step at the moment Singer says she is only 22 and not ready for marriage

Rihanna is definitely happy with baseball player boyfriend Matt Kemp, but that doesn’t mean she’s planning a trip down the aisle anytime soon. “I’m only 22!” she tells OK! Magazine. “I’ve heard the word marriage 400

times in the past few days, but no I’m not ready for that yet.” The lack of wedding plans isn’t due to fear, though, she insists. “If I was scared to do something wrong I wouldn’t be where I am today,”

she says. “To remember that every day I got a tattoo of the sentence ‘Never a failure always a lesson’ mirror-inverted under my collarbone. Now I can read that sentence every day in the mirror.” METRO

Arquette, Cox trying to shield daughter Despite their separation, Courteney Cox and David Arquette put on a united from for daughter Coco’s horse show at the Malibu Equestrian Center, according to Us Weekly. “David would wrap his arm around her, and Courteney rubbed his back,” a source said. “The thing they care most about is Coco. … They don’t want to do anything to hurt her.” METRO

Lohan’s dad denied visit Michael Lohan tried to visit daughter Lindsay Lohan at the Betty Ford Center for “Family Week,” but was turned away, according to TMZ. But he’s not giving up, he insists. “I am not giving up on anything,” Michael says. “I am certainly not giving up on Lindsay or my kids.” Michael insists his ex-wife, Dina Lohan, is the one trying to keep him away from their daughter. METRO


Courtney Cox and David Arquette are trying to keep things as normal as possible for their daughter.

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Girl power: Flirty, feminine, romantic looks rule runway during LG Fashion Week

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LG Fashion Week sets the standard for the styles that will ripple throughout the country From Blue Lagoon to a ’70s vibe, intricate knitweat to flirty and feminine, LG Fashion Week unveils a runway mix 1 PINK TARTAN Pink Tartan put a groovy spin on its classic glamorous looks in a new spring-summer collection channelling retro-era sophistication and a ’70s vibe. The latest offerings from designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran evoked a laid-black glam, notably in the form of lush, fluid dresses. Caftan-style, one-shoulder striped creations fastened with a gold buckle rippled effortlessly as models walked down the runway, as did a succession of

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coming star, Brooke Shields, the designer revealed a series of ethereal, romantic separates under her retitled Or label. There was playfulness and delicacy in the collection, which featured mostly free-form, fluid pieces amid more body-hugging creations. Slender-cut keyholecutout tanks, pencil skirts and cigarette-slim pants with draped pockets transitioned effortlessly to more loose-fitting designs. Slinky shortall spaghettistrap jumpsuits and strapless sweetheart or floor-skimming pocketed maxi dresses were among the looks. 3 LINE Design duo John Muscat

and Jennifer Wells served up a sensual showcase of knitwear and slinky separates from their label Line Rather than the cozy cardigans and chunky vests often associated with knitted creations, Line’s body-hugging tops are laden with sex appeal and typically contrasted with looser-fitting bottoms. The collection has a mostly neutral colour palette with infusions of burnt orange, dusty rose, peach, pale pink and olive hues. 4 LOVAS For ladies looking for the go-to new number to take them on the cocktail circuit or to a more casual shindig, flirty, feminine party frocks were in full

force in the latest looks featured by Lovas. The spring/summer collection from designer Wesley Badanjak boasted a wide range of stylish frocks steeped in rich hues, including fuchsia and lemon yellow alongside charcoal and silver. Whether it was a strapless or spaghetti-style number, tiered mini or a one-shouldered, asymmetrical jersey creation, the collection offered a wide breadth of mostly bodyconscious dresses. Frocks with ruffled collars and gingham-patterned designs offered a playful contrast to more sophisticated offerings, like shimmering silver sequined creations accented by a sheer chiffon sash. THE CANADIAN PRESS




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The men’s ankle boot in action

Designers have churned out a style of boot for every kind of personal look this season. From rugged to refined, here’s a look at some of the best this autumn and winter. 1 TOPMAN




Boots of all types are popular right now. It doesn't matter the style: hiking, brogued, military-inspired, you name it. The most important thing is to show them off. Cuff your jeans or tuck them into the boots. Just beware of that contrived, laces artfully undone boy band look.

Rugged jeans and a flannel shirt are the more obvious and safe match-ups for a pair of boots. Raise your style game by wearing the footwear with a tailored suit instead. Just pay extra attention to the trousers. They should be cropped just enough to show off the shoe, the way this fashion savvy gent we spotted on the street wears them below. METRO

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Beyoncé to release second fragrance Following the success of her first perfume Heat, the singer is planning to release a second fragrance, Heat Rush, worldwide in May according to Women’s Wear Daily. METRO



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creator of, adding that it doesn’t take much to create an inviting entryway that’s big on style and practical too. Because foyers are generally smaller spaces, decorating them is often more about the walls and lighting than furnishings, explains Ladner. “I encourage people to be a bit playful with their entryways when it comes to the colour scheme,” says Ladner. “It’s a fun place to try something you may not want in a larger space.” For those who want to

make a bold statement, but aren’t sure how to in such a small space, Ladner recommends choosing dramatic overhead lighting. “Opt for something really different or oversized, like a big lantern, starburst or chandelier.” One item Ladner cautions against is a coat tree. “They often look good in the store, but when they’re filled, they look messy,” she says. Cobi Ladner’s top five entryway must-haves: 1. A beautiful, durable


doormat. “Something guests aren’t afraid to stand on in wet boots.” 2. Adjustable lighting. “Put your overhead light on a dimmer and it will be the best investment you make to your entryway.” 3. A mirror. “I know I need one before I dash out the door.” 4. An umbrella stand. “Practical and always looks great.” 5. A personal touch. “Whether it’s a painting, a wreath or a bowl, display something that shows who you are.”

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5 IKEA $47.99 This floating Ekby Alex Shelf with Drawer is a contemporary option for small spaces and provides two drawers to store keys, mail and other personal items as well as a surface for displaying photos or a vase of fresh flowers;


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processed cheese tends to gob around the edges. What you’ll actually taste is salt. I love salt, but each bite literally sent me reeling. Having said all that, it’s not the worst thing I’ve ever eaten. The KFC I went to was sold out before noon, so people are in fact eating it. But would I eat it again? With the salt-induced headache I have, no. At least go with some friends so you can share the experience, not to mention the calories. Why suffer high blood pressure alone? KFC 1147 Davie St. 446-4366 Client Negotiations: Absolutely not Social Lunch: A must to satisfy morbid curiousity

Ingredients : • 2 onions, chopped • 1 garlic clove, minced • 15 ml (1 tbsp) olive oil • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) ginger • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) paprika • 2 ml (1/2 tsp) turmeric • 1.125 l (4 1/2 cups) beef stock • 1 can (796 ml/28 oz) tomatoes, chopped • 175 ml (3/4 cup) pearl barley • 1 can (540 ml/19 oz) lentils, drained • 1 can (540 ml/19 oz) chickpeas, drained • 50 ml (1/4 cup) chopped fresh basil or 15 ml (1 tbsp) dried • salt and pepper, to taste

Barley and Lentil Soup


This soup makes a warming lunchtime treat for brown baggers.


In a soup pot, saute onions and garlic in oil. Stir in ginger, paprika and turmeric and cook for 1 minute.


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Spook-tacular treats Pumpkin Cupcakes

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These spicy morsels will be the hit of your Halloween party. To save time, use purchased frosting in place of homemade. You’ll find everything you need to make spook-tacular decorated cupcakes for Halloween, such as candies and sprinkles, at your local bulk food store.


In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg, pumpkin, milk and vanilla.


In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Add to pumpkin


Spoon into paper-lined or greased muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Bake in a 180 C (350 F) oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until top feels firm and toothpick inserted into centre comes out clean. Let cool completely on rack. Frost and decorate as desired. Makes 12 cupcakes.


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Canucks fall in shootout

All 3 Chicago shooters score on Luongo as Blackhawks edge Canucks in tiebreaker Vancouver outshot Chicago 37-32, including 8-2 margin in OT NAM Y. HUH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


“I came the back way, the roundabout route. But at the end of the day I’m sitting in the locker-room with the guys who did take the highway. I enjoyed the path I took. I wouldn’t change anything.” FORMER LION CAMERON WAKE, NOW PLAYING FOR THE DOLPHINS IN THE NFL, WHERE HE HAS AN AFC-BEST SIX SACKS.

Tomas Kopecky of the Chicago Blackhawks and Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler chase the puck during last night’s game in Chicago.

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane scored in the first three rounds of a shootout to give Chicago a 2-1 victory over Vancouver last night, extending the Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks’ winning streak to four games. Kane scored on a backhander in the third round, sending the puck between

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Roberto Luongo’s legs. Vancouver’s Mikael Samuelsson then sent a backhand attempt wide.

Samuelsson was the only shooter to miss. Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler converted for Vancouver (2-3-2) in the first two rounds. Sedin and Chicago’s Viktor Stalberg scored in regulation. Sedin tied the game a minute into the third period. Skating in from the left side, he fired a shot past the sprawled Marty Turco after

the goalie stopped defenceman Christian Ehrhoff from the right crease. Stalberg scored with 37.7 seconds left in the first period, wristing a shot over Luongo’s left shoulder from 15 feet in the right slot after taking a feed from Jake Dowell. Chicago, which won only one of its first four games, improved to 52-1. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Improving Lulay key to Lions’ hopes



Time: 7 p.m. Friday Channel: TSN

Quarterback Travis Lulay is learning from his mistakes, something his B.C. Lions teammates must do to make the CFL playoffs. The Lions face the 11-4 Stampeders in Calgary tomorrow after two consecutive error-filled overtime losses that put their season on the brink. But Lulay, now The Guy after No. 1 pivot Casey Printers was released, has brought composure to the huddle after missing reads and throwing interceptions earlier in the season. “I’ve improved on some of those things but it’s not like I’m saying I’m a finished product,” the 27year-old Montana State product said after yesterday’s practice. “It’s a continual progression but I do feel it’s getting better and I feel more comfortable every week.” The Lions and Edmonton Eskimos are both 5-10 and tied for the final West Division playoff berth with three games remaining. The Eskimos are in the driver’s seat because last week’s 31-28 overtime victory gave them the season series against B.C. Lulay took control of the Lions’ offence four weeks ago when Printers was benched because of too many turnovers. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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GP 5 5 6 6 7 5 4 6 6 5 7 4 4 6 6

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

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

GF 17 17 20 18 23 14 12 18 17 11 16 12 14 12 10

GA 11 18 17 14 16 13 7 20 18 14 19 5 16 21 21

Pts 9 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 5 5 4 3 3 3

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

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

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

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GF 25 20 19 14 13 14 13 9 14 15 16 14 12 9 8

GA 21 15 19 9 10 12 13 11 12 20 13 26 11 14 10

Pts 11 8 8 8 8 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 4 3 3

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

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Last 10 5-2-1-0 4-1-0-0 4-2-0-0 4-1-0-0 3-0-2-0 3-1-0-1 3-2-0-0 3-2-0-0 2-1-1-1 2-3-0-2 2-2-0-1 2-4-0-1 2-2-0-0 1-2-1-0 1-2-1-0

Strk W4 L1 W1 W3 L2 W1 W2 W2 L3 L2 W1 L1 L2 L3 L3

WESTERN CONFERENCE GP 8 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 7 5 7 4 4 4

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

W 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1

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

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 Buffalo 4 Atlanta 1 Columbus 3 Anaheim 1 Chicago 2 Vancouver 1 (SO) Los Angeles 4 Carolina 3 Tuesday results Calgary 1 Nashville 0 (OT) Minnesota 6 Vancouver 2 Boston 3 Washington 1 Carolina 5 San Jose 2 Tonight’s games (All times Eastern)

Washington at Boston, 7 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Toronto, 7 p.m. Anaheim at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Calgary at Detroit, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at Nashville, 8 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 9 p.m. Minnesota at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Los Angeles at Phoenix, 10 p.m.


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A 4 8 3 4 9 2 4 4 5 6 7 8 2 2 3 4 4 6 7 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 1 1 1 2

PT 11 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5

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(All times Eastern)

AMERICAN LEAGUE Texas (W) vs. N.Y. Yankees (WC) (Texas leads series 3-2) Yesterday’s result N.Y. Yankees 7 Texas 2 Tomorrow’s game 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 3-1) Last night’s result San Francisco 6 Philadelphia 5 Tonight’s game 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.

AMERICAN LEAGUE YANKEES 7, RANGERS 2 Texas Andrus ss MYong 3b JHmltn cf Guerrr dh N.Cruz lf DvMrp lf Kinsler 2b Francr rf Treanr c Morlnd 1b Totals Texas New York

ab 5 4 4 4 2 2 4 4 4 4 37

r h 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 13

bi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2

New York Jeter ss Swisher rf Cano 2b ARdrgz 3b Thams dh Brkmn 1b Posada c Grndrs cf Gardnr lf

ab 4 4 4 2 3 2 4 4 3

r 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 1 0

h 1 1 1 1 0 0 2 3 0

bi 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0

Totals 30 7 9 6 000 011 000 2 032 010 01x 7


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First Period 1. Chicago, Stalberg 2 (Dowell, Skille) 19:22 Penalties — None. Second Period No Scoring. Penalties — Alberts Vcr (holding) 5:12, Turco Chi (tripping; served by Kopecky) 5:49, Kopecky Chi (interference) 8:03, Keith Chi (high-sticking) 19:34. Third Period 2. Vancouver, D.Sedin 7 (Kesler, Ehrhoff) 1:00 (pp) Penalties — Kesler Vcr (slashing), Hjalmarsson Chi (holding stick) 4:08, Rome Vcr (slashing) 5:29, Bieksa Vcr (cross-checking) 13:59. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout Chicago wins 3-2 Vancouver (2) — D.Sedin, goal; Kesler, goal; Samuelsson, miss. Chicago (3) — Toews, goal; Sharp, goal; Kane, goal. Shots on goal by 9 10 10 8—37 12 12 6 2—32

Goal — Vancouver: Luongo (L,1-3-2); Chicago: Turco (W,4-1-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Vancouver: 1-3; Chicago: 0-3. Referees — Brad Watson, David Banfield. Linesmen — Michel Cormier, Andy McElman. Att. — 20,859 (19,717) at Chicago.

Texas C.Wilson L,0-1 Kirkman Ogando New York Sabathia W,1-0 K.Wood Ma.Rivera



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6 0 1

5 0 1

4 2 0

2 1 1

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2 0 0

2 0 0

0 0 0

7 3 0

5 2 1


T—3:48. A—49,832 (50,287) at New York.

GIANTS 6, PHILLIES 5 r 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5

h 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9

bi 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

San Francisco ab r h bi Renteri ss 4 0 0 0 BrWlsn p 0 0 0 0 FSnchz 2b 5 1 1 0 A.Huff 1b 5 2 3 1 Posey c 5 0 4 2 Burrell lf 2 1 0 0 Romo p 0 0 0 0 Uribe ss 0 0 0 1 C.Ross rf-lf 3 1 1 0 Sandovl 3b 4 0 1 2 Rownd cf 2 0 0 0 SCasill p 0 0 0 0 Ishikaw ph 1 0 0 0 JaLopz p 0 0 0 0 Schrhlt rf 1 0 0 0 Bmgrn p 1 0 0 0

Totals 35 6 11 6 000 040 010 5 101 012 001 6

E—Rollins (1). DP—Philadelphia 1, San Francisco 1. LOB—Philadelphia 6, San Francisco 9. 2B—Polanco (2), Howard (3), Werth (1), Posey 2 (2), C.Ross (1), Sandoval (1). CS—Rollins (1), A.Torres (1). S—Blanton. SF—Uribe. IP H Philadelphia Blanton Contreras Durbin BS,1-1 Bastardo Madson Oswalt L,1-1 San Francisco Bumgarner S.Casilla Ja.Lopez H,3 Romo BS,1-1 Br.Wilson W,1-0



BASKETBALL NBA ATLANTA HAWKS — Released F Evan Brock, G Richard Delk and F Ricardo Marsh. DETROIT PISTONS — Requested waivers on G Vernon Hamilton and F Ike Diogu. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Waived G Aaron Miles. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES — Requested waivers on G Jason Hart and F John Thomas. SAN ANTONIO SPURS — Exercised the fourth-year contract option on G George Hill.



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5 0 2 1 1 2

3 0 2 0 0 1

3 0 2 0 0 1

1 0 2 0 1 0

3 1 1 0 2 0

4 2-3 1 1-3 1 1 1

6 1 1 1 0

3 1 1 0 0

3 1 1 0 0

1 1 1 0 0

6 2 0 2 1

T—3:40. A—43,515 (41,915) at San Francisco.

CLEVELAND BROWNS — Placed DE Robaire Smith and OT Tony Pashos on injured reserve. Signed WR Yamon Figurs and OL Paul McQuistan. DETROIT LIONS — Released DB Dante Wesley and DB Paul Pratt. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS — Suspended P Pat McAfee one game after his arrest for public intoxication on Wednesday. Placed DB Brandon King on injured reserve. Signed TE Gijon Robinson. Waived FB Matt Clapp from the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Signed LB Curtis Johnson from the practice squad. Signed RB Chauncey Washington and DB Antoine Thompson to the practice squad. Released DT Jimmy SaddlerMcQueen from the practice squad.

CFL WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS — Added LB Rico McCoy to the practice roster. Released WR Adarius Bowman.


NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia ab Victorn cf 4 Utley 2b 5 Polanc 3b 3 Howard 1b 2 Werth rf 3 Rollins ss 4 BFrncs lf 4 C.Ruiz c 4 Blanton p 1 Contrrs p 0 DBrwn ph 1 Durbin p 0 Bastrd p 0 Madson p 0 Gload ph 1 Oswalt p 0 ATorrs cf 2 Totals 32 Philadelphia San Francisco

NEW YORK YANKEES — Removed 1B Mark Teixeira from the postseason roster. Added INF Eduardo Nunez to the postseason roster.


E—Francoeur (1). DP—Texas 1, New York 2. LOB—Texas 8, New York 7. 2B—N.Cruz (3), A.Rodriguez (1), Posada (1), Granderson (1). HR—Treanor (1), Swisher (1), Cano (4), Granderson (1). SB—Andrus (4), Kinsler (2), A.Rodriguez (1). S—Gardner. SF—Berkman.

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LEAGUE OFFICE — Suspended Vancouver F Rick Rypien for an altercation with a fan during Tuesday’s game against Minnesota. NASHVILLE PREDATORS — Activated F Jamie Lundmark from injured reserve and assigned him to Milwaukee (AHL). OTTAWA SENATORS — Reassigned F Zack Smith to Binghamton (AHL).

SOCCER MLS LOS ANGELES GALAXY — Announced the retirement of D-M Chris Klein.

NBA PRE-SEASON Yesterday’s results Charlotte 105 New Orleans 98 (OT) Chicago 110 Toronto 103 Orlando 101 Dallas 76 Philadelphia 118 New York 91 Boston 107 New Jersey 92 Tonight’s games Milwaukee vs. Cleveland (at Columbus, Ohio), 7 p.m. New Orleans at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 8 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Denver at Portland, 10 p.m. Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers (at San Diego, Calif.), 10 p.m.

x-New York x-Columbus Kansas City Chicago New England Toronto FC Philadelphia D.C. United

GP 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29


WEEK 7 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-San Jose x-Colorado Houston Chivas USA

GP 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29

W 17 15 12 14 13 12 8 8

L T GF GA 7 5 42 25 4 10 43 18 3 14 41 26 9 6 38 33 9 7 33 29 8 9 42 30 15 6 38 48 17 4 30 41

Pt 48 47 36 33 32 32 31 22

Pt 56 55 50 48 46 45 30 28

x — clinched playoff berth. Last night’s result San Jose 3 Chivas USA 0 Tonight’s game (All times Eastern) New England at New York, 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s games Seattle at Houston, 4 p.m. Toronto FC at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Colorado, 9 p.m. Chicago at Chivas USA, 11 p.m.

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

Houston Indianapolis Jacksonville Tennessee

Pittsburgh Baltimore Cincinnati Cleveland

Kansas City Oakland Denver San Diego

PA 101 116 112 161

W 4 4 3 3

L 2 2 2 2

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .667 .600 .600

PA 167 125 137 95

W 4 4 2 1

L 1 2 3 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct PF PA .800 114 60 .667 112 95 .400 100 102 .167 88 125

W 3 2 2 2

L 2 4 4 4

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .600 .333 .333 .333

PF 153 163 107 132

PF 108 120 124 157

PA 92 151 140 126


SOUTH Atlanta New Orleans Tampa Bay Carolina

W 4 4 3 1

L 2 2 3 4

T 0 0 0 0

Pct .667 .667 .500 .200

PF PA 134 118 153 120 113 119 102 111

W 4 4 3 0

L 2 2 2 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct PF PA .667 130 101 .667 130 108 .600 80 111 .000 52 110

W 4 3 2 1

L 2 3 3 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct PF .667 112 .500 139 .400 87 .167 146

PA 97 112 88 140

W 3 3 3 1

L 2 2 3 5

T 0 0 0 0

Pct PF .600 88 .600 98 .500 103 .167 93

PA 138 97 113 139

NORTH Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit


CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Last night’s results Group C Monterrey (Mexico) 1 Marathon (Honduras) 0 Group D Toluca (Mexico) 5 FAS (El Salvador) 0


PF PA 477 375 396 369 286 393 411 407

Pt 22 16 14 8

T 0 0 0 0

PF PA 505 367 425 403 384 397 304 477

Pt 22 18 10 10

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

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


FIRST ROUND Yesterday’s results Group A Inter Milan 4 Tottenham 3 Twente 1 Werder Bremen 1 Group B Lyon 2 Benfica 0 Schalke 3 Hapoel Tel-Aviv 1 Group C Glasgow Rangers 1 Valencia 1 Manchester United 1 Bursaspor 0 Group D Barcelona 2 Copenhagen 0 Panathinaikos 0 Rubin Kazan 0

x-Calgary x-Saskatchewan B.C. Edmonton

T 0 0 0 0



GP W L 15 11 4 15 8 7 15 7 8 15 4 11

L 1 1 2 5


N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Washington Dallas

y-Montreal x-Hamilton Toronto Winnipeg

W 5 4 3 0

x — clinched playoff berth y — clinched division. Friday’s games (All times Eastern) Montreal at Hamilton, 7 p.m. B.C. at Calgary, 10 p.m. Saturday’s games Toronto at Winnipeg, 4 p.m. Saskatchewan at Edmonton, 7 p.m.


Arizona Seattle St. Louis San Francisco

Byes: Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, N.Y. Jets Sunday’s games (All times Eastern) Buffalo at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 1 p.m. St. Louis at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Cleveland at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Kansas City, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at Denver, 4:15 p.m. New England at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. Monday’s game N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.



Saturday, Jan. 8 Boston at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Rochester at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m. Washington at Colorado, 9 p.m. Buffalo at Calgary, 9:30 p.m.




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Cancer June 22-July 22 Steer clear of issues that do not really concern you. The planets warn you are liable to misjudge things quite badly, which won’t do much for your reputation.

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