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Streetcars may be here to stay City has committed to paying two-thirds of contract with Bombardier for 204 new streetcars Province to pay the rest Ford says he’ll talk to premier on transit plan Mayor-elect Rob Ford is backing further away from campaign musings about “phasing out” streetcars, saying yesterday that if cancelling a $1.25-billion order for a replacement fleet “is going to cost the taxpayers an arm and a leg, then obviously we can’t do it.” Ford, who takes office Dec. 1, made the comment yesterday on John Oakley’s ra-

“I’d like to slowly phase out streetcars and replace them with buses.” ROB FORD TO THE TORONTO SUN SEPT. 8

dio show after saying on another show Torontonians who didn’t vote for him can call him to talk about their concerns.

His deputy campaign manager, Nick Kouvalis, suggested replacing streetcars with buses could take a decade. But Tuesday, Ford’s brother Doug, his campaign manager and replacement as councillor in Ward 2, told the Toronto Star they have no plans to “start yanking up streetcars and throwing them in the lake.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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What’s on the outside counts, too Snooki, Gaga and Antoine Dodson — creative picks for Halloween Heidi Klum looks to strike the right balance A perfect outfit for those warm snaps, and more {pages 50-56}

Twenty years of Jerry Springer has seen a lot in two decades of TV {page 37}

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Ivan Henry, centre, hugs his daughters Kari Henry, right, and Tanya Olivare yesterday outside the B.C. Court of Appeal. Henry was acquitted on eight counts of rape that sent him to prison in 1983 for 27 years. For more coverage, see page 16. JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Graham James surrenders Convicted sex offender Graham James surrendered to police at Pearson International Airport yesterday and was whisked to Winnipeg, where he has been wanted on nine charges of sexual assault. Police in the Manitoba capital issued a short news

release saying they had been conducting an investigation into complaints of “historic sexual assaults” against the former junior hockey coach. They added James was arrested “through mutual agreement” and “remains in custody.”

No additional details will be released, they said. The warrant, issued earlier this month, listed allegations from three new complainants. They including former NHL star Theoren Fleury, who has published a tell-all autobiograpy alleging that James

abused him. The other two complainants can’t be named because of a publication ban. James pleaded guilty in 1997 to hundreds of assaults on two teenage players, including former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy, and was sentenced to

three and a half years in prison. He was quietly pardoned three years ago, news that caused an uproar when it was revealed earlier this year. James’ last known address was in Guadalajara, Mexico. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Magician thinking inside Plexiglas box

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Toronto escape artist attempts vanishing trick to feed the hungry — just in time for Halloween A Canadian escape artist and magician who has pulled off several death-defying feats hopes the public will help make him disappear by Halloween. Scott Hammell entered a Plexiglas box — a bit larger than a bus shelter — outside Union Station yesterday morning. The illusionist is challenging the public to pile up cans of donated food around the box and help him pull off his vanishing act by Halloween — the same night legendary magician Harry Houdini died in 1926. “I’m not afraid of no ghosts,” quipped Hammell, camped out with a rug and a chair in his box. A grocery chain donated the first 2,000 cans of food that were stacked high around two sides of the box. The 25-year-old Toronto resident will live on a liquid diet for the stunt, which is part of Free the Children’s Halloween for

“Warm clothes, thermal underwear. I’ve got lots of warm blankets and jackets so I’ll be staying warm that way.” SCOTT HAMMELL, MAGICIAN

Hunger campaign. Hammell holds three Guinness World Records. In 2003, he set the record for the world’s highest suspension straitjacket escape. In 2008, he set the record for the longest inverted juggling duration in his parents’ basement in Waterloo. In 2009, he pulled off the fastest-moving card trick in Perris Valley, Calif. He has applied for certification from Guinness officials for a daredevil skydiving jump he made in May. He leapt blindfolded and handcuffed out of a plane at 3,350 metres over Hamilton.

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Move on from bigot tweet: McGuinty Premier insists Liberals were not suggesting Tories were homophobic It’s up to McGuinty to make sure minister issues clear, unequivocal apology if he wants tainted tweet issue to go away, says Hudak

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In this photo of a sketch, Canadian Omar Khadr is seen on the third day of his sentence trial at Camp Justice on the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base in Cuba yesterday.

CRITIC OF MUSLIM ‘INBREEDNG’ INFORMED EXPERT’S OPINION OF KHADR, COURT HEARS A Danish psychologist who believes Muslims are raised to be aggressive and that inbreeding has damaged their genes informed a damning expert opinion of the risk Omar Khadr poses to public safety, court heard yesterday. Under cross-examination by defence lawyers, Dr. Michael Welner said he talked to Nicolai Sennels before coming to the conclusion that the Toronto-born Khadr was “highly dangerous” — an opinion he gave Tuesday on the first day of Khadr’s sentencing hearing. Welner, a witness for the prosecution, said he admired Sennels for his work trying to help young Muslim inmates in Denmark and found him informative. Sennels, who is based in Copenhagen, has written extensively on Muslims, including one article introduced into evidence Tuesday. “If a Muslim does not

react aggressively when criticized he is seen as weak, not worth trusting and he thus loses social status immediately,” Sennels wrote. In another article, Sennels attributed a host of problems within the Islamic world to intermarriage among first cousins. “Massive inbreeding within the Muslim culture during the last 1,400 years may have done catastrophic damage to their gene pool.” Sennels has also stated that Muslim integration into western societies is not possible, a view Welner called “political.” The military officers on the jury will decide on a sentence for Khadr, who pleaded guilty on Monday to five warcrimes charges. While they can sentence him to life in prison, the actual sentence will be capped at eight years under a plea-bargain agreement. THE CANADIAN PRESS

A controversial tweet by a rookie Ontario cabinet minister accusing several Conservative politicians — including Prime Minister Stephen Harper — of being bigots had Premier Dalton McGuinty on the defensive for a second day yesterday. Innovation Minister Glen Murray was forced to issue an apology Tuesday for tweeting that Harper, Ontario Opposition Leader Tim Hudak and Toronto mayor-elect Rob Ford were bigots, but Hudak complained it wasn’t a sincere mea culpa. “It’s an outrageous accusation and the minister should do the right thing and publicly state he is sorry for his remarks,” Hudak said yesterday. “The right thing to do is clearly and unconditionally apologize, but unfortunately all we get is apologies with buts and more allegations.” Murray said in a written apology that he regretted sending the tweet, but had been very upset by homophobic ads and anti-gay tactics that surfaced in the final days of the Toronto mayoral campaign. In the apology, Murray also challenged Hudak to “root out any of those working in his ranks who would try to exploit hatred with smear tactics,” which again upset the Opposition leader. “For a minister of the Crown to suggest that the Ontario PC Party, anybody on my team, my colleagues, had anything to do with this is reprehensible,” said Hudak. “It is in-

Ontario Opposition Leader Tim Hudak, seen here in this file photo, is still seeking a sincere apology from a Liberal cabinet minister over a Twitter post that accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper, mayor-elect Rob Ford and Hudak himself of being bigots.

“Politics can be rough and tumble. Sometimes you can get carried away and cross the line and you can say something that in hindsight you regret. I think this is clearly one of those cases.” PREMIER DALTON MCGUINTY

sulting. It is way across the line.” McGuinty said yesterday that Hudak should simply accept Murray’s apology and “move on” to more important issues. “I think we’re going a little bit too far when we begin to parse an apology, and now we’re trying to define the quality of the

apology,” McGuinty told reporters. Murray repeated his apology in the legislature yesterday, but with hands shaking and voice cracking, he again focused on the homophobic tactics that surfaced in the Toronto mayoral campaign. “My poor choice of words has distracted us

from a substantive issue,” he said. “The real issue for me is the use of homophobic smears in the final days of this week’s municipal campaign.” Outside the legislature, Murray insisted he had wasn't blaming anyone for the anti-gay actions in the mayoral race, even though he named Harper, Hudak and Ford in his tweet. Murray also finally said he was sorry for suggesting in his apology that Hudak was harbouring anti-gay members in the Tory caucus. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Feds rejected agency’s OK for Kairos funding THE CANADIAN PRESS

Virgin Mobile Canada president Robert Blumenthal, from left, Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson, Eva’s Phoenix Youth Program participant Amber Parsons and MP Carolyn Bennett attended an event in support of homeless youth yesterday.

Branson, MP take aim at homelessness Virgin Mobile survey of 1,000 Canadians showed 87 per cent didn’t grasp scope of homelessness in country

Sharply dressed and wellspoken, Amber Parsons embodies all the qualities of a confident, assured young woman looking forward to her future. She is also among the countless youth in Canada without a permanent home. Born in Toronto, she moved with her mother to the U.S. at age two. Parsons said her mother was an addict who spent all her money on drugs and alcohol, leaving the young girl to fend for herself, stealing food from stores as young as age three. Growing up in foster care since age six, Parsons started smoking cigarettes and marijuana at age 10 before turning to drugs and alcohol in her early teens, even resorting to selling her body to feed her drug and alcohol habit.

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a transitional housing and training facility for youth. The British entrepreneur and Toronto MP voiced support for the establishment of a National Youth Homelessness Awareness Day on Nov. 17. Virgin Mobile has launched the website 504nyhad.com to host a petition to collect signatures in support of Motion 504 put forward by Bennett in Parliament. In an interview, Branson recalled driving into Toronto from the airport at around 2 a.m. a few years back and seeing about seven teens huddled together over a grate as snow lay on the ground. “I just thought in a country like Canada this shouldn’t exist. Something’s wrong here.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

The Harper government ignored advice from its own civil servants when it ended funding to a churchbased aid group last year, documents show. Kairos, representing 11 churches and religious groups, had received Canadian International Development Agency funding for its overseas projects for 35 years. In November last year, an agency official told the Toronto-based group its funding would not be renewed because its most recent proposal did not match CIDA priorities. But a memo prepared two months earlier by CIDA for International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda shows public servants recommended giving the group more than $7 million over four years. The amount included a four per cent increase in funding over previous years “to recognize Kairos’

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strategic alignment with CIDA’s objectives,” says the document. The memo, obtained through the Access to Information Act, includes endorsements from 20 CIDA specialists and Canadian officials posted abroad. A representative from the Foreign Affairs Department in the Sudan said Kairos’ proposed work could help ensure that

Government sources say veterans’ groups will receive a full tax refund for paying the HST on poppies for their annual Remembrance Day fundraising campaign. Sources say Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will make the announcement today. Ontario vowed yesterday that it would refund the provincial portion of the HST on poppies after the New Democrats raised the issue in the legislature. The poppies are bought in Ontario by the Royal Canadian Legion and distributed to other provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Picket lines went up yesterday morning at the Delta Chelsea hotel in Toronto, but management says it’s business as usual. The union representing the hotel workers says talks broke down over workloads, job security, wages and benefits. Unite Here Local 75 says the walkout was the beginning of a two-week strike at the 1,500-room downtown hotel. The hotel says the level of service to its guests has not been affected by the strike. The workers reached a strike-lockout deadline last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Program allows Facebook hacking Firesheep is a downloadable plug-in for Mozilla FireFox web browser Test hackers easily accessed Facebook accounts on open WiFi networks Think twice before logging into Facebook with free WiFi access — unless you don’t mind snoopers reading and potentially altering your profile. A software developer is hoping to educate users about the dangers of using unsecured WiFi networks with a computer program that makes it easy to hack into Facebook and Twitter accounts. With a download of Firesheep, a plug-in for Mozilla’s FireFox web browser, all it takes is patience and a couple clicks to access someone’s profile on

a variety of websites, also including the photo-sharing site Flickr and the Wordpress blogging platform. The program sniffs out log ons over the network and connects Firesheep users with those accounts. “Websites have a responsibility to protect the people who depend on their services. They’ve been ignoring this responsibility for too long, and it's time for everyone to demand a more secure web,� wrote Seattle-based Eric Butler in a blog post explaining his program. “On an open wireless

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network, cookies are basically shouted through the air, making these attacks extremely easy,� Butler

wrote. In just over 24 hours, Firesheep was downloaded more than 129,000 times. Among the users was Ian Robertson, an IT professional in Ottawa who took his laptop to a couple of local coffee shops to give the program a test drive with a colleague. “I was able to see about half a dozen accounts on Facebook and was able to actually log into their accounts, view all their photos, all their private information, their phone numbers — anything,� said Robertson. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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G20 ‘a sad weekend for civil liberties’ The security response at the G20 summit in Toronto, where police arrested hundreds of protestors without pressing charges raises fundamental questions about the health of democracy in this country, said the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. “It was a sad weekend for civil liberties in Canada. We can do better,� Nathalie Des Rosiers, the general counsel for the national advocacy group, told the Commons public safety committee yesterday. The committee is investigating the security response to the summit last June, which saw rioting in downtown Toronto streets and mass arrests more than a thousand protesters, with all but a hundred of them never

being charged. “Space and mobility were redefined, weaponry was redefined, privacy was redefined,� Des Rosiers told MPs, noting that while such redefinitions may have been necessary, they were done behind closed doors without any input from the public. “It’s not true that there was martial law declared during the G20 weekend in Toronto,� Des Rosiers told MPs. “This is dangerous. Our system of government requires that all powers be exercised according to law.� Her testimony followed the firsthand accounts of two young women from Montreal, Jacinthe Poisson and Wissam , who were both taken into custody during a mass arrest at a University of Toronto residence on June 27, the final day of the summit. “Conditions inside the detention centre were ... dehumanizing and humiliating,� said Poisson. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Buttonville airport to close

Premier Dalton McGuinty, left, checks out a patient’s room with lead physician Dr. Fok-Han Leung, right, while on a tour at St. Michael’s Health Centre yesterday. NATHAN DENETTE/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Buttonville airport will close within the next five years, its owner said yesterday, after an agreement was reached to sell the land to developers in a joint real estate venture. Derek Sifton, president of Toronto Airways Ltd., which owns the airport, announced that a deal had been reached between its parent company, Armadale Co. Ltd., and real estate giant Cadillac Fairview. “We are working together to maximize the property for the future,� Sifton said, adding that his company envisions a “mixed-use development� on the cur-

rent airport lands that will “essentially create a new town.� “It could have office space, residential, condo, hotels, shops and restaurants,� he said, adding it will be a high-density development built to Cadillac Fairview’s green sustainability standards. Sifton said his company hopes to relocate its airport on the Pickering airport lands sometime in the future. In addition to the airport itself, Toronto Airways Ltd. runs Million Air Toronto and the largest flight school in Canada. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Man charged in bomb plot WASHINGTON. A Pakistaniborn man was arrested yesterday and charged with trying to help people he believed were al-Qaida operatives in planning to bomb subway stations around the U.S. capital. The FBI said the public was never in danger because its agents were aware of the man’s activities and monitored him throughout. Accused is Farooque Ahmed, 34, a naturalized U.S. citizen. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Woman’s body never found HALIFAX. A Halifax man has been charged with second-degree murder in the disappearance of a woman whose body has not been found. Steven Elliot Laffin, 36, was due in court

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news today, charged in the death of Nadine Taylor. The 29-year-old woman, who police say was a prostitute, was reported missing on July 31. Laffin is already in jail in connection with an alleged attack against a woman in August. He was charged with kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, uttering threats and forcible confinement. He is due back in court on those charges next month. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Police allege air ticket scam OTTAWA. An Ottawa man has been charged over an alleged airline ticket sales fraud. Police say fraudulent credit card numbers were used to purchase airline tickets for customers. Paul Kasonga, 56, is charged with unauthorized use of a credit card, fraud over $5,000, laundering proceeds of crime and possession of proceeds of crime over $5,000. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Blowing whistle on a whistleblower Federal watchdog reviewed many allegations of wrongdoing, but acted on none of them Complaints against Christine Ouimet being probed ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Government accountability advocates are calling for an independent review of claims that were dismissed by the federal whistleblower watchdog. They also say the law that’s supposed to protect public servants if they report wrongdoing needs to be rebuilt. Over the last three years, the public sector integrity commissioner reviewed 170 allegations of wrongdoing and 58 claims of reprisals, but substantiated none of them. But Christine Ouimet now has suddenly retired and the auditor general is investigating complaints against her. A coalition of more than 30 groups wants a new commissioner, but also

Accountability watchdogs Allan Cutler, left, Duff Conacher and David Hutton listen in Ottawa yesterday to veterans advocate Sean Bruyea, who has alleged bureaucrats were out to smear him.

says the existing law has too many loopholes. The groups say it’s time to review why the commissioner’s office rejected so many claims. They include the case of

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reached by the Conservative government on the F-35s. We would reform the acquisition to take into account what the auditor general is saying about the waste of money and bad management.” The Conservative government last summer committed to buying 65 F-35 Lightning II jetfighters from U.S. defence giant Lockheed Martin at an estimated cost of $14 billion to $16 billion. Opposition parties and defence critics have been calling ever since for Ottawa to get bids from other defence contractors. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Romanian government survives vote amid protest Romania’s government survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament yesterday as 30,000 people protested in Bucharest against wage cuts and austerity measures taken by the

Court keeps status quo in Antigua A Caribbean appeals court ruled yesterday that Antigua and Barbuda’s prime minister and two other ruling-party lawmakers were properly elected last year, apparently ending attempts to call fresh elections. The court overturned a decision made earlier this year that voided March 2009 election results. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

authorities during a biting recession. The opposition garnered 219 votes, 17 short short of the majority it would have needed to topple Prime Minister Emil Boc’s government, parliament secretary Dumitru Pardau said. International Monetary Fund officials were visiting Romania to review the country’s ailing economy. Romania took a $27.8-billion US loan from the IMF, the European Union and the World Bank last year.

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Recovery efforts begin in Indonesia IRWIN FEDRIANSYAH/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

President rushes home from Vietnam to deal with catastrophes The death toll from a tsunami and a volcano rose to more than 300 yesterday as more victims of Indonesia’s double disasters were found and an official said a warning system installed after a deadly ocean wave in 2004 had broken from a lack of maintenance. Hundreds were still missing after Monday’s tsunami struck the remote Mentawi islands off western Sumatra, where officials were only beginning to chart the scope of the devastation. The huge wave, triggered by an undersea earthquake, washed away wooden and bamboo homes. The first cargo plane loaded with tents, medicine, food and clothes landed yesterday in the tsunami-hit area, said dis-

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aster official Ade Edward. Indonesia’s early tsunami warning system, completed in 2008, has since fallen into such disrepair that it effectively stopped working about a month ago, according to the head of the Meteorology and Geophysic Agency. In central Java, the Mount Merapi volcano was mostly quiet but still a threat after Tuesday’s eruption that sent searing ash clouds into the air. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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He was wrongly accused of raping eight women, but he says he’s not angry ‘It wouldn’t heal me,’ he says JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

A man who has been acquitted by the B.C. Appeal Court of raping eight women says he’s not angry after spending 27 years in prison as he tried to get himself exonerated for crimes he didn’t commit. “It wouldn’t heal me if I was angry,” a jubilant Ivan Henry, now 63, said yesterday as he hugged his two daughters outside court. “I’ve got grandkids that I’m so proud of. “I’ve got a little dog that I look after, and he’s my friend. “I’d like to say to people who are still incarcerated, ‘Don’t give up. Keep plugging ahead and work to get out and to learn what soci-

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ety’s all about. It’s not all a dirty world. We’re all here to try and help each other.’” The appeal court justices were unanimous in quashing Henry’s convictions and entering acquit-

tals related to 10 counts involving rapes in Vancouver between May 1981 and June 1982. The court heard that several mistakes were made by Crown lawyers and the judge at Henry’s 1983 trial. The Crown conceded that evidence wasn’t disclosed to Henry as it should have been and if the man was tried again, a jury likely wouldn't convict him. Marilyn Sandford, one of Henry’s lawyers, said he did not just sit quietly in prison. “He brought application after application to the courts,” she said. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Ronald Smith is ‘doing remarkably well under the circumstances,’ his lawyer says.

EXECUTION DATE TO BE SET LIFE’S CLOCK TICKING FOR THE ONLY CANADIAN ON DEATH ROW An execution date is to be set next week for the only Canadian on death row in the United States, but Ronald Smith’s lawyer intends to ask for an immediate stay. Smith, 53, was convicted of fatally shooting two cousins, Harvey Madman Jr. and Thomas Running Rabbit, while high on

drugs and alcohol in Montana in 1982. He refused a plea deal that would have seen him avoid death row but spend his life in prison. But Smith, from Red Deer, Alta., later had a change of heart and has been on a legal rollercoaster for the last 25 years. He has already

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Israel holding up construction: Jewish settlers Settlers say defence minister withholding building plan approvals Issue is key in U.S-backed peace talks THAER GANAIM/GETTY IMAGES

Jewish settlers accused their government on yesterday of holding up construction of more than 4,000 apartments in large West Bank settlements, suggesting that Israel is quietly complying with U.S. demands to reinstate a building moratorium that expired in late September. The settlers, releasing their first concrete figures on what projects are being blocked, say Defence Minister Ehud Barak is imposing a silent freeze by withholding his final approval of building plans. Barak’s office did not immediately comment. The issue of Israeli settlement construction has become a key sticking point in U.S.-backed peace talks, just weeks after their launch at a White House ceremony. Israel has been under

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though officials say they are in talks with Washington on reaching a compromise. The Palestinians, backed by the Arab world, have given the U.S. until early November to work out a deal. Naftali Bennett, director of the Yesha Council settler umbrella group, told The Associated Press that a silent moratorium was in fact under way in large, urban settlements. Some 4,300 apartments have all the necessary construction permits, but Barak hasn’t authorized the state to put these projects up for bid, in effect freezing them, Bennett said. Palestinian spokesman Ghassan Khatib said any drag on construction was “irrelevant” because construction continues elsewhere at a pace that outstrips that of recent years. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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lice say a motorcycle rider tried to flee after hitting a vehicle but was apprehended. Twenty-five-year-old Adrean Angles, of London, is charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of leaving the scene of an accident and Highway Traffic Act offences. Police say he was a suspended driver. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Nuns selling rare Honus Wagner card Nun’s brother owned it since 1936 Highest bid so far: $60,000 Sister Virginia Muller had never heard of shortstop Honus Wagner. But she quickly learned the baseball great is a revered figure among collectors, and the most sought-after baseball card in history. And thanks to an unexpected donation, one of the century-old cards belongs to Muller and her order, the Baltimore-based School Sisters of Notre Dame. The Roman Catholic nuns are auctioning off the card, which, despite its poor condition, is expected to fetch between $150,000 US and $200,000 US. The proceeds will go to their ministries in 35 countries around the world. The card is part of the T206 series, produced between 1909 and 1911. About 60 Wagner cards are known to exist. A near-mint-condition T206 Wagner card sold in 2007 for $2.8 million, the highest price ever for a

Who is Wagner? Honus Wagner, nicknamed The Flying Dutchman, played for 21 seasons, 18 of them with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wagner compiled a .328 career batting average and was one of the five original inductees into baseball’s Hall of Fame. The card was printed during the prime of Wagner’s career, but the American Tobacco Company ended production soon after it began. Some say Wagner didn’t want to promote tobacco products to children.

baseball card. The brother of a nun who died in 1999 left all his possessions to the order when he died earlier this year. The man’s lawyer told Muller he had a Honus Wagner card in a safe-deposit box. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COURTESY OF HERITAGE AUCTIONS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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The Edmonton 5 Oilers won five Stanley Cups during Peter Pocklington’s ownership. year at his Palm Desert home. Prosecutors said he concealed assets during bankruptcy proceedings in which he claimed to have about $3,000 and owed more than $19 million, including nearly $13 million in principal and interest from a loan the Alberta government said it provided Pocklington’s meatpacking company in 1988. Pocklington acquired the Oilers in the late 1970s and stunned fans when he traded Wayne Gretzky to the Los Angeles Kings in 1988. He sold the club in 1998. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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N.L. Liberals under fire for email ‘jest’ Former journalist asks if Premier Danny Williams has a mental health problem The Liberals Opposition in Newfoundland and Labrador is standing by its recently hired communications director who wrote an email to the office of Danny Williams 20 months ago asking if the premier had a mental health problem. The email was raised by Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O’Brien on a VOCM radio program to question the direction the Liberals are taking. But the Liberal’s interim leader, Kelvin Parsons, says the email from former

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At 4:30 a.m. yesterday, OPP responded to a call from Tweed, alerting police to a male suspect seen in a vehicle that had allegedly been stolen in Halton Region. When approached by officers, police said, the suspect took off in the vehicle. Police also said the driver was a suspect in several vehicle breakins in Tweed overnight. A 26-year-old man from Paris, near Hamilton, was transported to hospital for treatment of serious, but non-lifethreatening injuries. Police said charges are pending against the injured man. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Former Argentinian president Nestor Kirchner gestures in this 2007 file photo. Kirchner died yesterday after a severe heart attack.

Kirchner, 60, served as president from 2003-07 Helped steer Argentina out of economic crisis Former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner — the country’s most powerful politician along with his wife, current leader Cristina Fernandez — died suddenly yesterday after suffering a heart attack, the presidency said. Kirchner, 60, died after he was rushed in grave condition to the Formenti de Calafate hospital while having a severe heart attack, the presidency said. “It was a sudden death,” his personal doctor, Luis Buonomo, told reporters

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Immigration minister denounced Galloway last year because of alleged financial support of Hamas Ottawa considers Hamas a terrorist group Firebrand politician George Galloway is bringing his fight with Jason Kenney straight to the immigration minister’s Calgary riding. The former British MP will launch a tour of 10 Canadian cities next month, including a stop in Calgary Nov. 23. Earlier this month in Toronto, Galloway donned

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An African president wanted for genocide was expected in Nairobi for a weekend summit, but as the International Criminal Court asked Kenya to arrest him, the venue was switched to a country beyond the court’s reach, officials said yesterday. The summit is now to take place in Ethiopia, which doesn’t recognize the International Criminal Court. Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, the wanted man, visited Ethiopia in April 2009 soon after he was first indicted by the ICC. The change of summit venue raises questions about whether regional leaders have the will to bring al-Bashir to justice

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Students from Serbia and Kosovo participate in a public debate yesterday in Belgrade.

Youths work to heal old wounds Mistrust between Serbs, Kosovo’s ethnic Albanians stems from bloody crackdown during 1998-99 war As Serbia and Kosovo brace for EU-mediated talks, a group of young people have been one step ahead, organizing yesterday a rare public dialogue of its own. The debate in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, gathered five people from Serbia and their five guests from Kosovo, who discussed a range of top-

ics, from everyday life to politics. Organizers from Youth Initiative for Human Rights group say the idea is to open communication between the young people from the two nations split by war. “This is only the beginning,” explained activist Dusan Lopusina. “We want the young to bond.”

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Surge helps TSX operator boost dividend Group has benefitted from growing interest among foreign firms Now has 300 international listings A resurgence in some trading activity has enabled Toronto Stock Exchange operator TMX Group Inc. to raise its dividend for the first time since equity markets crashed and sparked a global financial crisis. “The resurgence in activity across some of our key revenue drivers, combined with focused cost control led, to strong growth in our bottom line,” chief executive Thomas Kloet told analysts during a conference call yesterday to discuss the group’s third-quarter results. The five per cent dividend boost — to 40 cents per share — is a sign the

“With confidence we thought that we could raise the dividend and reward the shareholders.” THOMAS KLOET, CEO TMX GROUP INC.

group is confident about the future, Kloet said. This is the first time since 2007 it has raised its dividend. TMX Group, which also operates the Montreal Stock Exchange and the Toronto Venture Exchange, reported thirdquarter net income of $50.8 million, or 68 cents per share, yesterday.

That beat analyst expectations of 64 cents per share, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters, and compared with a profit of $41.7 million, or 56 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenues rose eight per cent to $141.6 million, slightly above analyst predictions. Meanwhile, the volume of trading in derivatives was up 28 per cent at the Montreal Exchange. TMX said it has been able to keep costs fairly flat over last two years despite taking on new initiatives and those lower expenses also helped drive profits higher in the third quarter. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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New York. WWE

WWE wrestlers Triple H, left, and Kelly Kelly pose on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after they rang the opening bell yesterday, marking 10 years of trading for World Wrestling Entertainment at the NYSE. RICHARD DREW/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Restructuring dings Corus’s Q4 profits Corus in the midst of consolidation of its operations in Toronto 11 different facilities moved under one roof Corus Entertainment Inc. says a series of charges related to a corporate restructuring during the summer contributed to lower fourth-quarter profits, but added that won’t prevent an increase in its dividend. The Toronto-based media company’s net income amounted to $6.8 million in the three months ended Aug. 31, down 64 per cent

compared with $18.7 million a year earlier. On an earnings per share basis, profits were eight cents, well below analyst expectations of 28 cents per share, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters. The results included a $12.9-million charge related to its restructuring, and $7.9 million in radio tariffs. Corus says quarterly rev-

enue increased nearly four per cent to $202.8 million, but fell short of average expectations of $207 million. Revenue for the specialty TV channels rose three per cent to $139.9 million. The radio segment, which has been slower to recover from the 2008-09 recession, saw revenue increase five per cent to $62.9 million. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN JOKE’S ON YOU? He says ...

JOHN MAZEROLLE

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When people hear I perform live comedy, they often say, “I could never do that. What if I bombed?”

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llow me to offer a recent report from the front lines. I’m still removing the shrapnel. I bombed this week. Badly. We’re talking Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Mike Myers’ The Love Guru combined. This measured on seismographs. Picture Sylvester Stallone running toward the camera in slow motion with a fiery ball of unfunny expanding behind him. Bombing is often called dying, but it’s worse than death. In fact, a doctor once told me that I might die while I was in hospital. I faced that possibility with quiet thoughtfulness.

MICHAEL DE ADDER

from TV commercial fame. But when I died on stage my This earned me vaguely sad response was something akin to stares — the sort of looks I a kid who drops his ice cream cone combined with those Pales- expect to get 50 years from now when people are tinian women you saying, “They did a see mourning on “When jokes good job with the television. corpse.” I’ve failed before bomb on After this 30during my seven television there’s minute ordeal, the years of often the sound positive voices in performing. But it my head tried to was usually with of crickets, but cheer me up: This other performers man, I’d have schtick has and maybe lasted killed for a worked elsewhere, 10 minutes. a half-hour is a But this time I cricket. I’d have was the sole chatted it up ...” long time for solo improv, etc. But it performer and I was a scattered was performing message, like the Liberal party’s. for, give or take, all eternity. The negative voice in my head My job was to entertain had the message discipline of people during a fitness class Stephen Harper: “You suck,” it while they were on the floor dosaid, over and over. ing their sculpting exercises. I When jokes bomb on pretended to be The Before Guy

television there’s often the sound of crickets, but man, I’d have killed for a cricket. I’d have chatted it up, asked where it was from, what it did for a living. I would also have welcomed a tumbleweed. I could have left on it. As to the question, “What would I do if I bombed?” You feel bad, like you were dumped from a minor relationship, or you lost a hockey game in overtime. And then you get over it. If you never leave the trench because you’re afraid of bombs, you’ll never win the war. Am I right? Who’s with me? (Sound of crickets.) Read more of John Mazerolle’s columns at metronews.ca/hesays

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Worth mentioning European air officials accused the United States of imposing useless and overly intrusive travel security measures, calling yesterday for the Obama administration to re-examine policies ranging from online security checks to Xraying shoes. British Airways’ chairman made the first in a wave of complaints, saying in a speech to airport operators that removing shoes and taking laptops out of bags were “completely redundant” measures demanded by the U.S. He was joined less than 24 hours later by British pilots, the owner of Heathrow airport, other European airlines, and the European Union. The EU

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Metro Minute with lawn elephant Gather round, children, as we tell you the story of the giant white elephant and the front lawn. From time immemorial (or roughly several human years), the yard at 77 Yarmouth Rd., just north of Christie Pits, has been home to a six-foot tusker. The sculpture, a thesis project by OCAD student Matt Donovan, sat in his

parents’ basement until he gave it away to his buddy, James Lawson. On Halloweens past, Lawson — with a wonderful sense of humour — has attired his “pet” with an eye patch, hat, and swashbuckling sword. Not as scary as those creepy garden gnomes, but definitely more fun. JORDANA DIVON

million registrations from Europeans in 2009 alone. The program applies to Europeans who don’t need visas to travel to the U.S. The EU said it was “inconsistent with the often repeated commitment by the U.S. to facilitate trans-Atlantic mobility and legitimate travel and trade in a secure environment.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Jerry Springer is celebrating its 20th season Springer says the show started to get ‘crazy’ when he decided to bring young people on Now, the idea of a midget standing on a table to start a food fight or passionately kissing her sister doesn’t seem so shocking anymore FILE PHOTO

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The former mayor of Cincinnati, Jerry Springer was a local news anchor when he was assigned to host a new talk show.

The tumultuous 20 Springer’s theatre of the absurd is like video wallpaper now, as he celebrated his 20th season on the air thias week with an episode filmed in New York’s Times Square that plays back some of the memorable wig-pulling, chinsmacking and turkey-tossing moments of the past. Springer’s show doesn’t get high ratings, not like in the early 1990s when he briefly challenged The Oprah Winfrey Show for supremacy. Springer infrequently stands on his show’s stage, usually prowling with a microphone among audience members and acting like a ringmaster for themed programs such as Wives Battle Mistresses,

Midget Holiday Hell and Guess What? I’m a Man! Transsexuals revealing their secret to dating partners. Former U.S. Education Secretary William Bennett called talk show hosts like Springer “perpetrators of cultural rot,” in a 1995 news conference aimed at

“I don’t watch the show, but it’s not aimed at 66-yearold men.” JERRY SPRINGER

cleaning up daytime TV where he was joined by U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn. Now Springer films his episodes in a production facility in Lieberman’s hometown of Stamford, Conn. Politicians have largely moved on from Springer. (Representatives for Bennett and Lieberman did not immediately return calls for comment.) Many of the stations that air Springer pair his show with others hosted by Steve Wilkos, a former Springer security guard, and the colorful Maury Povich, he said. Springer, a former mayor of Cincinnati, was a local news anchor in the

same city when his station’s parent company assigned him to host a new talk show. The first episode aired in September 1991. At first, it was conventional, chasing after the same audience of middleaged women that Oprah Winfrey owned. Springer said he made his only substantive decision on the show’s future: go young. “We decided to have young people on the stage, young people in the audience and young subject matter,” he said. “Well, young people are much more open about their lives. They’re much wilder, and that’s when the show started to go crazy.” For the first fight — an

audience member rushing the stage to confront a Ku Klux Klan member — Springer didn’t even have security guards. He worried the show would be in trouble. It wasn’t. When the show’s rights were first bought out, “they said from now on we’re only allowed to do crazy,” Springer said. “The culture of television changed,” he said. “The world didn’t change. There’s nothing that’s ever been on any of our shows that a grownup didn’t know existed. There’s nothing shocking in the show. What was shocking was that we had never seen it on television before.”

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Parks and Rec.’s uncertain return

Comics Will Forte and Megan Mullally are among the guest stars slated to appear on the upcoming season of Parks and Recreation, but it’s still not clear when those episodes will air. The sitcom’s

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Idol judge takes talent to new show The Bravo network says it’s bringing former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi back to TV in a series of her own. Going Platinum will be a song-writing competition that pits contestants against one another as they live together, all vying for a $100,000 grand prize. DioGuardi will be head judge of the 10episode series. Singer-songwriter Jewel will serve as host. Going Platinum is scheduled to premiere next year, Bravo announced Tuesday. DioGuardi, who has written hit songs for

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such artists as Carrie Underwood and Pink, was a judge on American Idol the past two seasons. Bravo is a unit of NBC Universal. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Canadian writer and consulting producer, Norm Hiscock, says they expect to learn “soon” what night and time the series will return and in the meantime are shooting a batch of episodes that will see city worker Leslie Knope tackle a new woe-begotten project. “She wants to bring

Ads shrink with attention spans And now, a word from our sponsors. A very brief word. TV commercials are shrinking along with attention spans and advertising budgets. The 15-second ad is increasingly common, gradually supplanting the 30-second spot just as it knocked off the fullminute pitch decades ago. For viewers, it means more commercials in a more rapid-fire format. For advertisers, shorter commercials are a way to save some money, and research shows they hold on to more eyeballs than the longer format. “It used to be that the most valuable thing on the

planet was time, and now the most valuable thing on the planet is attention,” says John Greening, associate professor at Northwestern University’s journalism school and a former executive vice-president at ad agency DDB Chicago. Or the “most interesting man in the world,” the suave, rugged, Spanish-accented character pitching Dos Equis beer, appearing just long enough to turn his head and weigh in on the topic of rollerblading. (Verdict? A deadpan “No.”) The number of 15-second television commercials has jumped more than 70 per cent in five years to nearly 5.5 million

Attention deficit On average, about five per cent of an audience viewing a 15-second commercial will give up on it. The number jumps to about six per cent for 30 seconds and 6.5 per cent for 60 seconds, says Jeff Boehme, chief research officer for Kantar Media.

last year, according to Nielsen. They made up 34 per cent of all national ads on the air last year, up from 29 per cent in 2005. Commercial-skipping

digital video recorders and distractions such as laptops and phones have shortened viewers’ attention spans, says Deborah Mitchell, executive director of the Center for Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin. Viewers are also watching TV streamed on sites like Hulu, where advertisers have less of a presence. So companies figure: “Why spend money on anything longer anyway? Plus, if they’re going to skip our ads, at least we have a better chance of them seeing something if it’s really short.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

back the harvest festival in the town and everybody thinks she’s crazy,” Hiscock said. “They pulled it years ago and it wasn’t doing very well but she’s (positive) it’s going to be a success.” Hiscock says he’s in the dark as to when Parks and Recreation will return, but he’s still hoping to slip back into NBC’s Thursday night

comedy lineup. In Canada, the series aired on Citytv. Parks and Recreation was shelved as a mid-season replacement earlier this year when NBC revealed a fall schedule that put the Mumbai-set comedy Outsourced in its Thursday night time slot. Outsourced seemed to cement its hold as a followup to The Office when NBC announced recently it had or-

dered a full season of the lighthearted comedy, set in an Indian call centre that sells novelty products for a U.S. company. In the meantime, Hiscock says producers are doing what they can to keep fans interested in Parks and Recreation by posting weekly online photo essays featuring each cast member. “We were thinking about (doing) webisodes – we started writing them but we don’t have the time to really do it,” said Hiscock,

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whose writing credits include King of the Hill, Saturday Night Live, Corner Gas and Kids in the Hall. “Once we started doing webisodes we realized, ‘Oh no, then we’re sort of revealing stuff that’s going to be on the air coming up and do we really want to do that?’ And then we had to start thinking, ‘Do webisodes have to stand alone?’ And then it became a big thing to think about.” Recent posts include a slideshow of backstage practical jokes from Aziz Ansari (who plays Tom), weight-gain tips from Chris Pratt (who plays Andy), and a snarky tour of the Hollywood lot where the show is shot by Aubrey Plaza (who plays April).

Actress Megan Mullally

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While the upcoming season features new cast members Rob Lowe and Adam Scott as state auditors, Hiscock says the overall struc-

ture remains unchanged. Hiscock says he splits his time between Los Angeles and Vancouver Island, and is developing a pilot for CBC-TV about a dysfunctional family that owns a brewery in small-town Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Jersey Shore reunion tonight It won’t be long till they’re back on the air for yet another romp, but the Jersey Shore crew is saying goodbye with a reunion to hash out the ups and downs of the past season. Some bad blood makes for a heated interview. (MTV Canada) THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Biebs to rock AMAs

Gomez and UNICEF are Trick-orTreating

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A newlywed, a teen heartthrob and a glittery pop star are set to take the stage at the 38th annual American Music Awards. Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Ke$ha will make their debuts on the AMAs next month, producers said yesterday. All three are multiple nominees, and all are up for artist of the year, along with Lady Gaga and Eminem. Bieber is nominated for four awards. Ke$ha and

Selena Gomez is celebrating a 60th birthday — not hers, but Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF’s. The 18-year-old Disney star is an ambassador for the humanitarian organization, and she performed a private acoustic concert Tuesday in West Hollywood to benefit the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, which turns 60 this year. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Perry have three bids each. Eminem and Lady Antebellum lead nominees with five apiece. Sixteen-year-old Bieber, who recently released his autobiography, said he’s “extremely humbled and honoured” to be part of the show, which honours the most popular albums and artists. “As a small-town kid from Canada, I never imagined that I would be nominated for AMAs, let alone

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be performing on the show,” he said without hinting at what song he plans to perform. Ke$ha said she’s excited for her “first big American awards-show performance” and humbled to be nominated for artist of the year with some of her idols. “To have my name nominated alongside them really solidifies the impact I’ve had on American pop culture and pop music the past year,” she said. “I’m really honoured and definitely going to cover America in glitter.” She said she’ll perform a medley that includes her new single, We Are Who We Are. Perry, who married comedian Russell Brand last week, didn’t reveal her performance plans. Other artists slated to perform at the show include Christina Aguilera, Bon Jovi, Usher and P!nk. The American Music Awards will be presented

Justin Bieber, pictured, along with Katy Perry and Ke$ha are slated to make their American Music Awards debut.

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Junos heading to Quebec? Juno Awards organizers are discussing bringing the show to Quebec for the first time. Melanie Berry, head of the organization that runs the Junos, thinks the gala will return to the road in 2012 after next year’s 40th anniversary show in Toronto.

“(We) haven’t been to Quebec, and that’s always under discussion,” Berry, president of the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, said in an interview Tuesday. “We’re a national show. We should be there.” For years, the Juno celebration was held exclusive-

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Album reviews

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Swift speaks to her peers Taylor Swift Album: Speak Now Label: Open Road 8888

The songs of Taylor Swift have an incredible ability to hit upon the universal themes of the post-adolescent all-American girl. They may not reflect reality, but they certainly play into the supposed-to-be reality of a sugar-and-spice world. Her themes, supposed-

ly drawn from her sheltered oh-so-perfect life, deal with heartache (Dear John), love found (Mine), lost love (Back to December) and love’s betrayal (Mean). These are songs of the high-school prom. Even Innocent, the strangely patronizing track written for Kanye West, is written from the perspective of the prom queen who’s moment of glory is suddenly dashed by a steaming bucket of crap. And the title track Speak Now is a wonderfulDiamond Rings Album: Special Affections Label: Secret City 88888

John O’Regan’s solo work as Diamond Rings has experienced the kind of hype where only a flawless debut album could justify it all. But Special Affections lives up to the impossible expectations even with Bryan Ferry Album: Olympia Label: Virgin/EMI 888 1⁄2

It’s been eight years since Bryan Ferry, former singer of Roxy Music, released his last disc of original music and, it’s a shame it took this long for him to put out this record. While the disc doesn’t sound much like Warpaint Album: The Fool Label: Rough Trade 8888

The debut album from L.A.’s Warpaint is cut from a similar cloth as the ethereal and spacious dream pop Cocteau Twins popularized three decades ago. But The Fool is no homage, as the all-girl trio pack Jeremy Fisher Album: Flood Label: Aquarius 888 1⁄2

There’s an unbridled optimism about the music of Jeremy Fisher that would be hard to take if the Hamilton-born singer-

songwriter didn’t drop in the occasional bomb of a lyric like “... the things that we will do to see a naked girl” in the song Naked Girl or the sublimely understated “my sugar makes you poor” in Laissez Faire. Wrapped in

ly crafted dream scene of what every young woman would like to do at an exboyfriend’s wedding day. This is the appeal of Taylor Swift. She manages to capture that teen angst with an expert’s eye while actually living it. She has an undeniable gift for melody and lyric. It’s still to be seen whether she can carry this irresistibility with relevance into full adulthood. Chances are that she will. Outstanding track: Dear John GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM

the GarageBand production and minimalist approach. Through hooky choruses and inventive arrangements, O’Regan’s fixation with new wave and anthemic guitar riffs become as vivid as his multi-coloured makeup. Outstanding track: On Our Own CAM LINDSAY his old band, it’s still got that boundary pushing creativity that made him famous. The record is full of lush, epic and atmospheric pop sounds and it’s loaded with A-list guests including Flea, Dave Stewart and David Gilmour. Outstanding track: Shameless BRYAN BORZYKOWSKI

their wispy harmonies and snaking guitar lines with sputtering post-punk rhythms. When they work best, the band produce dizzying, hypnotic results, like with the off-tempo pacing of Composure. Their debut is a confident and mesmeric statement. Outstanding track: Undertow CAM LINDSAY the melodies of a campfire singalong, tracks like these deliver their simple messages of social justice in a quietly effective manner. Outstanding track: Shine a Little Light GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM


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Pair of Avatar sequels planned

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Cameron working on scripts for ‘self-contained’ stories as follow up to blockbuster Expected to be released December 2014 and December 2015 “I'm looking forward to returning to Pandora, a world where our imaginations can run wild.” Cameron had been up in the air on what he would do next, telling reporters as recently as last week that he had not decided whether to shoot another film be-

universe based on the singular imagination and daring of James Cameron, who also raised the consciousness of people worldwide to some of the greatest issues facing our planet.” Avatar follows the adventures of a

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Hobbit movies staying in New Zealand Two $500 million Hobbit movies will be made in New Zealand as originally planned, Prime Minister John Key said yesterday, after two days of crisis talks with Hollywood studio executives. Senior executives from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema won an agreement for a change in labour law and bigger tax breaks to keep the project in New Zealand after a dispute over pay and conditions for actors threw the production into turmoil last week. The studios had warned that unless the threat of labour action was removed, production of the two movies would be moved to another country.

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Peter Jackson is set to direct a pair of Hobbit movies in New Zealand after a dispute almost forced a location change.

The dispute became a national issue in New Zealand, which received a boost to its tourism and film-making industries after The Lord of the Rings trilogy was made here. Hundreds of people marched in several cities

Monday to show their support for keeping production in New Zealand. The Hobbit is J.R.R. Tolkien's prequel to The Lord of the Rings. Key says the package includes an extra tax break of NZ$20 million ($15 million)

for the studios, on top of $45 million already pledged by the government. Economists have said the overall value of producing the films in New Zealand would add up to 2 billion New Zealand dollars ($1.5 billion) to the local economy — nearly 2 per cent of annual gross domestic production. The crisis over production of the two movies unfolded after New Zealand Actors' Equity imposed an international “no work” boycott on the project last month after director Peter Jackson refused to hold talks on wages and conditions for local actors. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sacha Baron Cohen, seen here as his character Bruno, is being sued by a man who says his civil rights were violated when he tried to film Bruno at a gay marriage rally.

Cameraman says Bruno film crew roughed him up A cameraman sued Sacha Baron Cohen on Tuesday, claiming his civil rights were violated when he was roughed up by a film crew shooting the comedian in character as Bruno during a gay marriage rally. Mike Skiff, a self-described gay journalist, sued Baron Cohen and others involved in the 2009 film Bruno for more than $25,000 in damages for alleged physical and emotional pain and suffering. His lawsuit claims he was shoved, pulled and threatened with wooden signs as he filmed the comedian in character as gay Austrian fashion journalist Bruno. The lawsuit said Skiff recognized Baron Cohen during the pro-gay marriage rally in downtown Los Angeles in Nov 2, 2008, and began filming him. Footage posted on YouTube by Skiff's company, Third Rail Media, showed the actor-comedian standing among antigay marriage protesters who had also assembled in the streets. A man is heard shouting, “I know that's Bruno — I can get as much as I want,” before being harangued by the crew. One portion of the video shows Skiff pulled away from Baron Cohen before police intervene. An email sent to Baron Cohen's publicist, Matt

Labov, was not immediately returned. Skiff also claimed the actions of the Bruno crew violated his civil rights and that their appearance at the rally was intended solely to create conflict for the film. Baron Cohen's in-yourface comedy has provoked several lawsuits since his 2006 film, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, became a smash hit, but courts have sided with the comedian. Bruno also has sparked its share of legal wrangling. In June 2009, Richelle Olson sued, claiming she suffered brain injuries when Baron Cohen caused her to fall after a confrontation at a charity bingo tournament in Lancaster, Calif. The case is on hold while the woman's attorney appeals a court ruling. In December, a Palestinian shopkeeper portrayed as a terrorist in Bruno sued Baron Cohen and others for libel and slander. The Bethlehem shopkeeper and father is identified in the film as a member of the militant AlAqsa Martyrs' Brigade. He is seeking $110 million, and the case remains pending in a Washington, D.C. court. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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The new documentary You Don’t Like the Truth is built around a videotape taken in 2003. It shows a then-16-year-old Omar Khadr being interrogated in his cell at Guantanamo Bay by agents of CSIS. “We’d always been interested in Khadr’s story, but we hadn’t thought of making a film about it,” says the fillm’s co-diretor Luc Cote, who developed the project with Patricio Henriquez over a period of two years. “The release of that footage in 2008 was really the trigger: we saw a clip on TV, and we thought it was incredible and terrible at the same time.” As Cote suggests, the footage in You Don’t Like the Truth is both literally and figuratively hard to watch: The grainy, degraded surveillance tape and muffled audio put Khadr’s anxiety into sharp relief.

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The clips are interspersed with interviews with Khadr’s lawyer and family members, as well as former cellmates and American military personnel. These testimonies interweave to suggest that the Toronto-born teen, who was accused of throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier, received questionable treatment not only from his American captors but also his countrymen. The impact on the film on Khadr’s legal fate may be considerable: Cote and

Henriquez were asked if it could be shown as part of his lawyer’s final arguments. Cote says he was pleased by the request. “If this was the only showing, then it would have made the film worth doing,” but implies that You Don’t Like The Truth does more than shed light on one individual’s experience,” he said. “Let’s not forget that (this footage) is all we’ve really seen from Guantanamo in nine years,” he says.

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As different as Handsome Harry is from Gordon’s previous films, it works remarkably well. Always known as a visual stylist, she kept things simple in her new film and discovered a new focus. “Instead of leading with the camera, I led with the

actors,” says Gordon. “I was really interested in a character story, which is something I hadn’t quite done before.” The director used the film as an opportunity to work with a variety of character actors whom she’d befriended over the

years, including Jamey Sheridan, Steve Buscemi, and Campbell Scott. “It was a character film, so it was very important to me how I cast and who I cast,” says Gordon. “Each actor brought so much to their part and really redefined the film while they were onscreen.” Now that the five-year labor of Handsome Harry is over, Gordon is looking for a new project. Though she hopes it isn’t another decade before her next movie, the fulltime film professor and Columbia University has realistic expectations. “I’m always working, but it’s just difficult to find support, especially in this environment. Filmmaking requires an enormous amount of passion and stamina because so many people say ‘no,’” says Gordon. Its tough, but I have to will it into being.”


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Halloween scares abound this month as ghouls, vampires and flesh-eating zombies invade Exhibition Place for Screemers. The yearly fright-fest runs on select nights through Halloween, and features six haunted attractions including a 3-D maze that has entrants put on a pair of 3-D glasses as they skulk around. New this year is the Vampire Lounge, a fully licensed bar area complete with servers in devilishly risqué costumes delivering

drinks — like Blood Shooters for adults who need to ease frayed nerves after they’ve had enough frights for one night. As for what draws people to the scares, spokesperson Andrew Gidaro credits the energizing power of absolute terror. “I think it’s about the adrenalin rush — there’s a rush on both sides, both for the one scaring and the one being scared,” Gidaro said. “(It’s) the thrill and the adventure. You may not get scared in each haunt, but there’s something here that’s going to get you,”

Screemer stats Last year’s event drew 25,000 people and organizers are expecting even more this year. Screemers features 110 paid actors and runs 12 select nights through Halloween at Exhibition Place. Tickets range from $23.50 with a discount coupon to $28.50 without. Visit screemers.ca for more information about tickets, attractions and times. Ghouls are on the loose at Screemer’s at Exhibition Place

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lady, and the hanging woman, who appears dangling from a noose tacked into the wall. The ROM’s very first curator, Charles Currelly, sometimes worked so late that when he realized what time it was, he’d change into a nightshirt and sleep in his office. Half a century after his death, he’s still seen wandering the halls of his museum, dressed in a nightshirt.

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“Where Queen’s Park is today,” says Fiennes-Clinton, “there was a building called the University Asylum for the Insane.” There are three main ghosts here: “the maiden”, always seen weeping or sobbing into an apron, the scowling grey

It’s “a two-hour walk from the Royal Ontario Museum, down past Queen’s Park, ending off around Dundas and Yonge.” The other, the Ghosts of the University of Toronto, begins later each evening, at 10 pm. Visitors are told the history of several noted buildings, and the ghosts that may be haunting them. “It’s not like an amusement park where people jump out,” says FiennesClinton. “It’s something you can bring kids to.” Tickets are $10 per person and should be booked in advance. “The last couple of days before Hallowe’en, we’ve already got groups of 50 and 75 people,” FiennesClinton says. For more information, call 416-487-9017, or visit muddyyorktours.com. METRO

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Looks like a new love for Halle Berry Things seem to be moving quickly between Halle Berry and new boyfriend Olivier Martinez, as sources say the pair are looking into moving in together, according to Hollyscoop. “These two are so in love, they want to spend as much time together as possible. They hate being apart, even for one night, if they can help it,” a source says. “Since they both need to be in Hollywood for work, it made sense for Olivier to move in sooner rather than later. And the love the privacy of her place, although Halle says she can’t wait to get to know Paris better.”

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The tools: During season three, he blew past Bill The New Bad Guy Compton to become the show’s most loved vampire. It doesn’t hurt that he is also the hottest. (The ladies will love the new Halloween you.) He’s got all of the ingredients of a costume party hit. Assembling his look is easy. Just put on a t-shirt, jeans and leather bomber jacket, all in black. The trickiest part will be nailing the makeup. You’ll need to pile on lots of light foundation and experiment with eye shadow to get his pallid complexion and dark under-eye circles just right.

The tools: Everyone’s favorite drop-dead gorgeous office manager inspired a season’s worth of runway trends. That should make it easy to craft your costume; the high street is filled with knockoffs of all those Harris-like tight cardigan sweaters, body-hugging dresses and knee-grazing skirts that Prada, Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton showed for autumn/winter ’10. Oh, and don’t forget the red lipstick, ginger wig and padded bra. The best part: you could conceivably wear your office-perfect Halloween costume again and again.

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The tools: This look is less about the clothes and more about the lack thereof. Start by gathering all of the hair spray you can find. Or save yourself the time and just buy an Elvira wig from your nearest costume shop. Next, the tan. Not just any old D.I.Y. product will do. It’s got to be the darkest fake-bake-in-abottle you can find at the drugstore. Finally, buy a tank top, cover it in fabric glue, roll it around in glitter, and — most importantly — wear it as a dress.

The tools: The diva is a gold-mine when it comes to Halloween ideas. But serious costume party pros will want to be as au courant as possible, which means there’s only one real option: The Meat Dress. To create this glorious wonder, you simply need to stock up on raw steak from your neighborhood butcher. (Don’t go for pork or lamb, which doesn’t look quite as bloody.) Find a sleeveless dress that has been cut on the bias. Break out the sewing kit and start attaching the beef to the dress. Et voilá! You are a walking PETA magnet! Happy Halloween.

Sleeper hit: Antoine Dodson The tools: “He’s climbing in your windows. He’s snatching your people up. …So y’all need to hide ya kids, hide ya wife!” Sound familiar? No, this is not some tale of the bogeyman, but lyrics from Bed Intruder Song ’07, the iTunes hit based on the Internet sensation that was Dodson’s impassioned, cringe-inducing evening news rant against his sister’s attacker (15,764,912 views and counting.) While the Dodson look appears easy, it’s also the trickiest. Do’s: a black tank top and a red bandana around the head.

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It’s What day? Halloween? Uh oh. With work, family and social responsibilities, the last thing on your mind this month might have been buying or creating a Halloween costume. Now it's the 11th hour, the party is about to start or the kids are ready to hit the street for tooth-rotting treats. What to do? Time for some preowned shopping. “We’ve seen a rise in do -it-yourself costumes,” says Meg Allan Cole, national costume consultant for Value Village. Understanding many of us are about to be in last-minute panic mode, the international secondhand store chain with lo-

cations across Canada has made some helpful preparations. “We’re seeing customers increasingly combine new and gently-used items to create a one-of-akind costume that will set them apart,” says Cole. In other words, relax. From essentials to accents, Value Village will most likely have something that doesn’t look as thrown together as we might fear. Still, with the clock ticking, now’s not the time to get extravagant. Cole advises sticking to simple ideas such as pop culture icons, animals or traditions (witches, vampires, pirates et cetera) which never tire and utilize items around the house, necessitating only a few easily-obtainable accessories.

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Heidi Klum doing New Balance line in a chronological order Starting off with daywear Heidi Klum has a closet full of stylish clothes for her public life on TV, red carpets and the party scene. It was harder to find things to pull off the cool mom look, though, so she decided she'd start designing them herself. Klum already dabbled in design with jewellery, jeans and maternity, but, of course, she is best known for modelling and TV’s Project Runway. Her New Balance collection, to be sold exclusively on Amazon, is her most complete design project. “I definitely design with myself in mind — I always have myself in mind with everything that I do. I think it’s all organic to me,” Klum says. “I shouldn’t have to wrack my brain of what I’m going to do next. It’s what I do with all my business. It always comes out of something I love.” And, she says, she loves uncomplicated clothes that make sense that also pull your look together. Being who she is, with the career she’s had thus

Project Runway Winner adds a touch TV show Some pieces for the New Balance line were designed by the winner of that challenge, Andy South.

far, Klum says she can’t ever be “schlumpy” — even when she's not on official duty. “I asked myself, ‘How do I start my day?’ and then I worked in chronological order. These are the go-to pieces that are stylish and comfortable for running errands. ... The collection will build out to other things, maybe someday there’ll be something for a sexy dinner with your husband.” But, like she says, the pieces right now focus on active daywear: loose tunics over seamless leggings, microfibre hoodies over ruched cropped pants, a boyfriend-sweater dress.

Heidi Klum with some of the clothing from her New Balance clothing collection

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Rochette steps into design role Joannie Rochette is bringing her artistry from the ice to the world of style with a portion of funds from the effort going to support a cause close to the figure skater’s heart. The Olympic bronze medallist has teamed up with Birks to design a sterling silver, heart-shaped pendant which also bears her signature. A portion of the sales revenue will be donated to iheartmom. The University of Ottawa Heart Institute initiative aims to influence women's attitudes and understanding of heart disease as well as raise funds for research and treatment.

The cause of heart health resonates strongly with Rochette. Her mother, Therese, died of a massive heart attack in Vancouver before her daughter competed in the Winter Games earlier this year. “Following the 2010 Winter Olympics and after losing my mother to a heart attack, I offered my support to the iheartmom campaign,” Rochette said in a statement. “My vision for this jewellery piece designed with Birks was that of a heart with simple, clean lines, that would represent not only the love I have for my mother.” CANADIAN PRESS

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Think big, bold and bright Experts offer hair, makeup and nail tips to help you fully rock this season’s ’70s glam style You're going to need the hair, makeup and nails to really capture the ’70s girl dominating spring trends, but you don't have to wear them all at once. Move just enough outside your comfort zone to update your look, they say. Some tips:

The disco ’do Redken's creative consultant Guido saw a pervasive theme of “decadent glamour,” noting inspirations from the '70s as he moved from New York to Paris for runway shows this cycle. “For a long time, it was about bed-head, beachy matte hair, but this season was definitely not about that,” Guido says. He suggests teasing the hair a bit at the crown, adding spray shine or an exaggerated side part. A side ponytail or a wave of hair over one eye also capture the mood, he says. “I follow the fashion trends and then I try to adapt them for women today,” says Frederic Fekkai celebrity stylist Renato Campora. The longer hemline, for example, looks great with some height on the head, he says, which adds to a leaner silhouette.

Bohemian beauty The darker and smokier the eye, the more you'll come off like Angelica Huston or Jerry Hall, but the more contemporary twist is to add a little texture or colour right in the centre of the eyelid, advises Francelle Daly, national makeup artist for Nars. At Marc Jacobs, for example, green was the dominant shadow colour and there was a dark, deep red lip. To temper the eye just a little, try mixing the shadow with petroleum jelly, she adds. “It's all about colour again, but focus on the eye with a pale lip, or a fuchsia lip with a light eye,” she says. MAC Cosmetics' vice-president of artistry, Gordon Espinet, came away from the shows putting an emphasis on beautiful skin. “It's the trend in terms of beauty,” he says.

Fabulous fingers The ’70s, bohemian style is more glamorous than her hippie predecessor, says Jan Arnold, co-founder of CND, which did the nails for Marc Jacobs, Catherine Malandrino and Elie Saab, among others. “This is a rich boho, who wears fringe, floral and flowy,” says Arnold. “The manicure that looks best with that is not bare or sheer, it's an opaque porcelain cream. It's super high shine. It just looks expensive.” To carry it off, leave nails a little longer, about five millimetres longer than the fingertip and filed into an elegant almond shape. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Trying new theory Theory puts fashion favourite Olivier Theyskens in charge of design Brings a spark of creativity to brand CHRISTOPHE ENA/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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New condo shows off how competing lifestyles can both find joy in contemporary style

Some shots of the model suites at Stonebrook II Condominiums.

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With two distinct designs, Stonebrook Condominiums shows off how competing lifestyles can both find joy in contemporary style. Designer Sean Swayze outfitted two different model suites at the Missis-

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Finding beauty in berries Jams and juices not the only uses of fruiting plants

Berries can add colour and character to outdoor spaces

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Grapevines add instant elegance to any arbour.

Berry plants bloom in spring, fruit in summer and dazzle again in autumn, combining fashionable form with edible function. Strawberries make an attractive ground cover, especially when flowering. Leaves on blueberry plants turn crimson in fall, and their bare red stems stand out dramatically against the wintertime snow. Grapevines draped over arbours are eye-catching any time of year. “There's also no great mystery in growing them,” said Barbara Bowling, author of The Berry Grower's Companion (Timber Press, 2000). “If you select a good site and pay attention, you can grow wonderful fruit and have an interesting plant to boot.” Maintenance is minimal, but that doesn't mean the plants can be ignored. “Water a day late and

you've done avoidable damage,” Bowling said from her home in Boise, Idaho. “Weed a week late and it's the same deal. Harvest the fruit late and you have a mess.” Time for a little definition. Fruits commonly called “berries” include strawberries, brambles (raspberries, blackberries and various hybrids), blueberries, cranberries, currants, grapes, gooseberries and elderberries, Bowling said. Berries deliver a remarkable range of flavours and come in a wide range of colours. They frequently are eaten fresh, but just as often are processed into juices, jams, pastries and dairy products such as smoothies. “Berries are high in nutrients and fibre and low in fat. Many species have high levels of numerous antioxidants and anti-tu-

mour compounds,” Bowling said. They require little space in which to grow, and many begin fruiting just two to three years after planting. Fruiting plants come in many shapes, from low growing (strawberries), to tall clustered canes (blueberries, elderberries), or vines (grapes, kiwi).

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SIZE MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO CONDO SALES Rooftop Surfing

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announcing the third quarter results, “although at 3,767 units the quarterly sales performance of high-rise new homes was an average result for Q3 over the last 11 years, monthly results for September and the year to date results offers a different perspective. September sales of 1,658 units were the third highest September performance while year to date sales of 13,994 units were the second strongest year on record for the high-rise market.” That’s what I mean by rising high.

Delving a little more deeply into the stats, Carras revealed an interesting trend within a trend, showing that as low density new homes near record low inventory levels, there has been a surge in the supply of new condo projects introducing smaller-sized, lowerpriced units to the market. The right-sizing going on in the condo market has created a unique illusion whereby condo buyers are actually seeing average price per square foot increasing slightly, to $493 per square foot, while at the same time the average unit size is decreasing (to 834 square feet currently). For the record, the current high-rise price index sits at $410,730, up 3.2 per cent from in September, 2009, but down 3.4 per cent from August of this year, based on the rightsizing trend by high-rise builders.

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First and foremost, it is very unusual that the condition for the status certificate does not expire until the day of closing. Regardless, assuming the buyer is still within the conditional time frame for waiving the status, she has the right to waive the condition or not to do so. Usually, this would be in her sole discretion, which

would mean that she doesn’t have to point to specific items in the status that are making her feel uneasy; she can just cancel the deal. Your lawyer should carefully check the time frame for waiving the status. If she is within the time frame, then your transaction is dead. Unfortunately, the condition should never have been extended until the closing date unless the Status Certificate was unavailable until very recently. If this is the case, the transaction was questionable to begin with and perhaps the whole process was too rushed and in the end, not meant to be.


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The Everitt is an affordable and versatile table that comes apart and is easy to store.

Furniture that suits your space These classic home furnishing tips can help you stay on top of latest trends

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Trends Where are we going with trends in furniture?

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There are probably not many decorating enthusiasts who haven’t heard of the home furnishings powerhouse retailer Crate and Barrel. It is one of North America’s most popular contemporary furniture and home accessories stores and this week a third Canadian store will open at Square One in Mississauga, Ont. If you don’t happen to live near a store the company will ship you what you need from their online shopping catalogue at crateandbarrel.com. I had a chat with Raymond Arenson, Crate and Barrel’s executive vicepresident of merchandising and design to find out where trends in furniture are heading and asked him his thoughts on what classic furniture items

We’ve seen the furniture market flooded with espresso/very dark wood tones. Wood furniture is lightening up to a dull, grayed-down, weathered looking wood tone and

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colour, similar to driftwood. North America follows it trends from Europe and on my last visit there wasn’t a stick of dark wood to be seen; the wood tones are definitely lightening up. What about colour trends? We’ve seen a lot of

apart and stores in a closet when the table is not needed. With any tempered glass top it is suitable for outdoor use. Stow Onyx Leather Storage Ottoman: Can serve as impromptu seating, extra storage, and by flipping its lid over, instant side table.

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and white curtains. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a great retreat where I can watch the shows the rest of my family doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t watch,â&#x20AC;? she says. New York designer Elaine Griffin embraces the Mom Cave concept and recently partnered with Homegoods in Manhattan to show some decor and space suggestions. She says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Mom Cave is where the woman who nurtures everyone goes to nurture herself.â&#x20AC;? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different from the quintessential â&#x20AC;&#x153;man cave,â&#x20AC;? where men do manly, messy and sporty things, of-

ten involving a recliner, she notes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mom Caves are fun, frankly feminine spaces, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re personalized.â&#x20AC;? Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you need for your Mom Cave: a place to sit, storage space, an area to do what you want to do and room for occasional visitors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Organizing your stuff makes your space feel bigger. I love bookcases â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you can hide in plain sight,â&#x20AC;? says Griffin. Colourful boxes and file folders work well; group an array of favourite photos in fun frames on the shelves. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Savvy consumers look to reduce cost of having to use smart meters It will be up to savvy consumers to outsmart the newly minted smart meters which began rolling out in Ontario in 2009. The smart meters have been introduced by government in an effort to convince people to change their habits to take advantage of time-of-use pricing. Essentially, if consumers use electricity at off-demand times, it is cheaper. British Columbians haven’t received the devices yet, but they are planned. The meters have been installed in many jurisdictions in North America and residents of other Canadian provinces can probably expect them in some shape or form in the future. Smart meters replace old-style meters by recording home owners’ total electrical consumption hour by hour. The data is then sent to the local utili-

ty. Different prices apply at different times of day. During the winter cycle which starts Nov. 1, peak prices are charged to customers for usage between 7 and 11 a.m. and 5 and 9 p.m. The mid-peak prices are charged from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the off-peak period runs from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Consumers get a break on the weekend when offpeak rates apply all day and night on both Saturday and Sunday. Whether or not your household has a smart meter, tips to reduce energy bills are always helpful. The kitchen can be heavily used during on-peak hours, especially for families with young children. The dishwasher and electric stove are prime users of energy, says Toronto home economist Mairlyn Smith. A devout conservationist, she has had her smart

smart energy tips Here are some tips on how to conserve energy in the kitchen: Use slow cooker instead of oven. Use lids on pans to reduce cooking time. Double recipes and freeze half for later. Don’t open and close refrigerator door unnecessarily. Keep oven and stove burners clean so your appliance works more efficiently. Mairlyn Smith takes clothing off her clothesline as she has cut down on using household appliances to save money on her hydro bill by using a smart meter.

meter for about six months and with, careful planning, has managed to keep her hydro bills under control. “I use my microwave because it uses less power, and I boil my water for tea which takes all of four minutes.” Smith says her kitchen appliance that “sucks the most energy is the dish-

washer,” so the only time she uses it is when she and her partner entertain. “Now we handwash our dishes and we actually enjoy it as it gives us a chance to talk and that’s nice.” She suggests using a slow cooker on the weekend to prepare meals for the week ahead, which can result in major energy sav-

ings. “I think that families who do big-batch cooking on the weekend will save money in the long run,” Smith says. “Make stews, chilis, soups and other meals which can all be microwaved during the week instead of turning on the stove.” The refrigerator uses a

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fair amount of electricity, so she suggests those in the market for a new one should choose a model that is energy efficient. Planning is key, she says. “Opening the fridge and standing in front trying to decide what you want to take out takes a ton of energy. And overcrowding is bad as well as the fridge has to use extra energy to keep the food inside cold.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Have a healthy lunch with healthy portions

Recipe: Elegant pork tenderloin

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Cut tenderloin almost through lengthwise; open like a book. Place plastic wrap on top and under tenderloin; pound with rolling pin to flatten to even thickness. Set aside.

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In a medium saucepan or skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium-high heat until tender and browned. Stir in breadcrumbs, apple, walnuts, cranberries and sage. Moisten slightly with up to 50 ml (1/4 cup) broth until mixture holds together when pressed. Season with salt, pepper and more sage to taste.

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out were the ones that are relevant to women’s busy lives,” Tansey notes. “Something like coconut milk can be a staple now and people are so familiar with Thai and Indian cuisine it’s just normal.” The book has 170 stunning colour photographs and recipes such as pistachio-crusted salmon and sticky toffee pudding with caramel, as well as partyplanning tips, menus and drink suggestions. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Ingredients : • 1 pork tenderloin (625g) • 2 slices bacon, chopped • 75 ml diced onion • 175 ml dry seasoned breadcrumbs • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped • 75 ml chopped toasted walnuts • 75 ml fresh or frozen cranberries, halved if large • 5 ml chopped fresh sage leaves or 2 ml dried • Chicken broth or water • Salt and pepper • 30 ml olive oil

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Place, seam-side-down, in lightly greased baking dish. Brush with oil. Sprinkle with pepper to taste. Roast in a 180 C (350 F) oven for 45 minutes until meat thermometer inserted in centre registers 71 C (160 F) or until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside.

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Party on with these ribs

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A buffet-style dinner party can take a lot of stress out of your winter entertaining

These sweet and savoury Korean Kalbi Beef Ribs make a great buffet recipe and can be served with a side of rice prepared in a rice cooker. The multi-purpose ribs can also be cut into smaller pieces and served as a holiday appetizer.

Ingredients : â&#x20AC;˘ 250 ml brown sugar â&#x20AC;˘ 250 ml soy sauce â&#x20AC;˘ 125 ml water â&#x20AC;˘ 50 ml sweet rice wine â&#x20AC;˘ 1 onion, minced â&#x20AC;˘ 1 Asian pear, finely chopped â&#x20AC;˘ 50 ml minced garlic â&#x20AC;˘ 15 ml sesame oil â&#x20AC;˘ 1 ml cracked black pepper â&#x20AC;˘ 2.2 kg Korean-style beef short ribs â&#x20AC;˘ 50 ml thinly sliced green onion (optional)

Korean Kalbi Beef Ribs These can be marinated and kept frozen for up to one month. They can be thawed in the refrigerator or cooked directly from frozen by adding about two minutes to each side during cooking.

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In a bowl, whisk together brown sugar, soy sauce, water, rice wine, onion, pear, garlic, sesame oil and pepper. Transfer beef into a large sealable freezer bag (you may need 2). Add marinade evenly, pressing out excess air from bag, and seal. Turn bag over several times to ensure beef is evenly coated. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours but preferably

BuďŹ&#x20AC;et dish or tasty appetizer? With these Korean Beef Ribs, you get to decide. overnight and up to 2 days.

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or cut into smaller pieces, using kitchen shears, for a starter or party nibbles. Makes 12 main-course servings. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Time to harness the power of salt Salting as a deliberate act. Sounds a bit intense. And for Mark Bitterman, it is. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a call to action, a plan to banish bland food. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Think about salting as a deliberate act,â&#x20AC;? says Bitterman, author of Salted (Ten Speed Press, 2010), a 312page devotional to salt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t about being a fancy chef. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about how to make every single food you eat in your daily life come alive.â&#x20AC;?

Because truth is, salt has a powerful effect on food. And just a little bit goes a long way. Most importantly, salt added at the stove or table isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t what worries health officials. That would be the salt added to processed food. So salt on. And hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bittermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tips to help you sort through the maze of salts that crowd the market. Salts vary in moisture, mineral content and the size and structure of their crystals, Bitterman says. Moisture dictates â&#x20AC;&#x153;mouth feel,â&#x20AC;? while mineral content will play up or tone down a foodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intrinsic qualities, such as fruitiness. Crystal size creates different sensations on the tongue. For example, a salt with a broad, flat flake â&#x20AC;&#x201D; say a Maldon sea salt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will offer â&#x20AC;&#x153;an electrical pop of saltâ&#x20AC;? or even â&#x20AC;&#x153;a kapow,â&#x20AC;? he says, while the moisture-filled micro-grains of a French fleur de sel will create â&#x20AC;&#x153;a pliant, supple feelingâ&#x20AC;? on the tongue. Using the language of wine, Bitterman talks about salts that are â&#x20AC;&#x153;unctuous,â&#x20AC;? that impart â&#x20AC;&#x153;spicinessâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;butteriness.â&#x20AC;? He refers to a saltâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;meroir,â&#x20AC;? the qualities

it derives from its ocean, and calls himself as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;semelier.â&#x20AC;? And heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s on a mission to change the way Americans think about â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and use â&#x20AC;&#x201D; salt. First, he says, get over the idea that salt is â&#x20AC;&#x153;cheap.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A box will last a year, so if it costs $5 or $15 it doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t matter,â&#x20AC;? he says. Next, get in touch with your palate. If you like boldness, go with flaky salt. If you like subtlety, go with fleur de sel. But also know that not only does each salt taste differently, they must be stored differently, too. Flaky salt can be kept on the table in a simple dish; fleur de sel should be stored in an airtight container. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Kessel, Seguin forever linked

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Trade of draft pick to Bruins leaves fans wondering what if There’s a Facebook group devoted to fans of Phil Kessel. Tyler Seguin’s best friends are on it. Over the summer, Kessel and Seguin met in Atlantic City to promote some mutual hockey sponsors. They talked about each other’s cities. All last year, with Seguin rated either No. 1 or 2 draft pick, Seguin kept wondering where he would land because he knew it wouldn’t be with his hometown Maple Leafs. They had traded their top pick to Boston in a package of picks for Kessel. Like it or not, Seguin will be forever linked to Kessel in one of GM Brian Burke’s signature trades. Leaf fans will follow Seguin’s career more closely because he could have been a Leaf. “Growing up, all I wanted was to watch Toronto win a Cup,” said Seguin, born and raised in Brampton. “That’s what everyone wanted back then. They were my local team. Now I’m going against them. “I’ve got some buddies back home who say they’re Toronto fans but they’re going to be wearing Seguin jerseys. We’ll see what happens.” Seguin plays his seventh NHL game tonight and first against his home town team. “I think my friends might have had it circled more than I,” said Seguin.

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Stars not aligned The Leafs have a history of letting elite players slip through their grasp.

Up and down

Jose Molina

Roberto Luongo was a 1997 first-round pick of the New York Islanders, a choice the Leafs included in a 1996 package to reacquire Wendel Clark. Scott Niedermayer went second overall in 1991 to the Devils thanks to a 1989 deal that saw the Leafs to acquire defenceman Tom Kurvers.

The Toronto Blue Jays have picked up the option on the catcher’s contract. The $1.2-million US option will take him through the 2011 season.

“It should be a lot of fun. It might be a little strange seeing a Leaf jersey on the opposing team.” His family visited last week, and father Paul Seguin couldn’t have been prouder. “He’s just 18 and he’s playing in the NHL,” said Paul Seguin, who played for the Bramalea Blues and then in the NCAA. “That’s the part of his accomplishment that’s so astounding.” For Seguin’s long-term development, Boston could not have been a better landing spot. For one thing, his family has ties to New England. His father played at the University of Vermont along with ex-NHLer John Leclair and has gotten to know plenty of hockey people on the American eastern seaboard.

Lance Berkman The Yankees declined their 2011 option on the first baseman-designated hitter. Berkman would have been due $15 million US. New York also declined options on reliever Kerry Wood and oft-injured first baseman Nick Johnson.

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Caputi gets the call Luca Caputi became a piece to the Leafs puzzle for tonight’s game in Boston based on the type of person and player he is. Toronto, which broke a three-game losing streak Tuesday, heads to Boston without Colby Armstrong and with Kris Versteeg nursing a sore back. The Leafs turned to Caputi yesterday to fill in for Armstrong and help maintain the excellent play their third line has produced as of late.

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Caputi got the call for a reason. The Toronto native is a nose-to-thegrindstone type player, one who keeps a positive

attitude, accepts demotions with determination instead of consternation, and can fill in a checking or grinding role anywhere on the third or fourth lines. And at $585,000 this season, he is also the wisest option to fill in for Armstrong on a Leafs team that, as management alluded to this week, is managing its cap room in case of a serious trade proposal. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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if he wins the Andalucia Masters starting today at Valderrama, Spain. The 25-year-old German will also become No. 1 for the first time if he finishes second — as long as he is tied with no more than one other player. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Arenas will miss games Golf may get new No. 1 WOODS. Martin Kaymer

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NBA. Gilbert Arenas will miss at least the first two regular-season games for the Washington Wizards with a strained tendon in his right ankle. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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LET’S GIVE IT UP FOR THE RECEIVER THIS YEAR CFL Extra Points

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Receivers have claimed the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player award just twice in the past decade, but it’s time to throw the silverware to a pass catcher once again.

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algary’s Nik Lewis is the leader of the league’s best team this season, has eclipsed 1,000 yards for the seventh straight season, and is the Stamps’ inspirational force. When not lighting a fire under his own club with sensational catches or breaking tackles for extra yards after the catch, Lewis is devastating opposing defences with highlight reel hits like the classic on Montreal’s Mark Estelle a few weeks back. He’s the league’s most reliable weapon with yards after the catch and should also get his hands on the Most Outstanding Player

award Grey Cup week, joining Geroy Simon (2006) and Milt Stegall (2002). GIVE BARKER SOME SILVERWARE TOO While we’re handing out the hardware, we might as well pass the Coach of the Year trophy to Toronto Argos boss Jim Barker. The Argos can do no worse than finish 8-10 this season and could still host a playoff game, a vastly superior mark than most suspected the Double Blue were capable of during training camp. While much of the credit goes to defence and special teams – and Barker has stubbornly insisted on sticking with aptly named starting QB Cleo Lemon – who would have thought a team that won just three games last season could contend in the East this year? The credit goes to Barker. NOT SO FAST RIDER NATION If there’s one playoff team ripe for an upset, it’s the Saskatchewan Roughriders, losers of three straight. While the Riders have

clinched second in the West and will host either Edmonton or B.C. in the semifinal, either looks capable of knocking off the Greenies. The Eskimos are the CFL’s hottest team and are suddenly looking like a contender, having won four of their last five. The Esks roster has also evolved this season with backup quarterback Jared Zabransky taking over for injured Ricky Ray while running back Daniel Porter has been dangerous, rushing for 292 yards in two games. The Lions have also been transformed into a legitimate threat with the departure of QB Casey Printers and the emergence of Travis Lulay. Riders beware! B.T.O. IN THE CFL The CFL announced this week that Canadian music legends Randy Bachman and Fred Turner will provide the halftime entertainment at the Grey Cup in Edmonton. If the league is trying to attract new, young fans, why dig up bleached bones from the ‘70s for the halftime show?

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The statue out front says Willie. The cove past right field belongs to McCovey. But the place still feels an awful lot like Barry. Not in the Giants locker room, where the leather recliner Barry Bonds liked to sit in and watch his own personal big screen TV is gone. Tim Lincecum has the corner spot now, and has plenty of room since the massive ego of baseball’s greatest — and most suspect — slugger no longer resides at AT&T Park. And maybe not over the right field fence, where regulars still paddle their kayaks furiously at even the hint of a long ball splashing near them. The home runs that used to land there with such regularity when Bonds played are now largely a novelty among the current group of small ballers who make up a not-so-fearsome Giants lineup. But if this isn’t the park Bonds built, it is the park

The splash count on the right field wall in AT&T Park is a constant reminder of Bonds. He has 35 of the 55 balls the team hit there in 10 years.

he owned. He played in a World Series here, and he made baseball history here in front of cheering fans who found a way to ignore what seemed obvious. “This ballpark will always by synonymous with Barry Bonds,” said Barry Zito, who had the locker next to Bonds. “He’s the greatest player ever to play the game.” Bonds doesn’t play the game anymore, even though he still hasn’t officially retired. Unsigned after his march to break Henry Aaron’s record in 2007, his only real connection with the team he domi-

Andres Blanco of the Texas Rangers, left, and San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval chat before Game 1 of the World Series last night.

nated for 15 years has been a few perfunctory appearances at games. The slugger who nearly carried San Francisco to its first World Series title in 2002 with home runs in the first three games, will have to find a ticket if he’s plan-

ning to be at Game 1. While Willie Mays and Willie McCovey were to join other Giants greats to throw out the first ball last night, the Giants have announced no plans to honour Bonds. It’s not hard to figure out why.

They have a date with destiny. He has one in a federal courtroom. The stigma of the steroid years refuses to fade, especially for the guy who hit 73 home runs in 2001 while playing in a pitcher-friendly park.

Bonds is scheduled to go on trial next March in San Francisco on charges of lying to a grand jury about taking steroids, and prosecutors have put together a list of former players who will testify against him. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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No so fast: Favre may play Sunday

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Vikings QB not ruling himself out of game against Patriots despite ankle fractures Favre likely wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be in full practice this week West Coast woes The Packers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only team dealing with an injured quarterback. With quarterback Alex Smith ruled out because of a separated shoulder, San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary is gambling on Troy Smith being able to turn his struggling team around. Singletary picked the former Ohio State standout ahead of David Carr, who came on against Carolina after Alex Smith was injured on Sunday, but threw a costly late interception that led to the winning field goal for the Panthers. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Brett Favre is not ruling himself out of Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game at New England despite two fractures in his left ankle. The 41-year-old Favre wore a large, grey walking boot on his left leg to the podium for his regular news conference yesterday, and he said he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t anticipate participating in a full practice at all this week. The Minnesota quarterback said heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always had a knack for healing quickly, which gives him hope heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be back when the Vikings (2-4) play the Patriots (5-1). Favre was hurt in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s loss to Green Bay, and an MRI revealed a stress fracture in the ankle as well as an â&#x20AC;&#x153;avulsionâ&#x20AC;? fracture in the heel bone, where a frag-

ment has been torn away by a tendon or ligament. He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need surgery, and he said after consulting with doctors heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s confident he canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the injury worse by playing. Since taking over as the starter for the Packers in 1992, Favre has played through all kinds of pain â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including a broken thumb â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and not once has he sat out. His NFL-record streak is at 291 consecutive games started. Favre, though, insisted he wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t put his pride in the record over the sake of the team. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very proud of the streak, but it probably should have ended a long time ago,â&#x20AC;? Favre said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whether it ends this week or it ends at the end

Mike Weir eyeing December comeback Mike Weir is on the comeback trail and heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decided to do it his own way. The Canadian lefty plans to rely less on swing coach Mike Wilson when he returns to competitive golf, something that could happen as soon as December. The past few months have been about more than simply trying to repair ligament damage in his right elbow. Weir has also spent plenty of time watching old footage of his swing and plotting a strategy to regain his form. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Basically, the last eight or nine weeks Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to kind of figure out a lot of this on my own,â&#x20AC;?

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keep an eye on what I know and give some feedback. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m taking ownership of what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying to accomplish when I make a swing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel like I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need anybody to tell me what to do. I know what I need to do.â&#x20AC;? Weirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice has so far been limited to some work on chipping and a few swings with a five-iron at the indoor facility he has at home in Utah. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eyeing a return at the Shark Shootout in midDecember, one of golfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;silly seasonâ&#x20AC;? events that comes after the regular PGA Tour schedule has ended. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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

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Away 3-0-0-0 3-2-0-0 2-2-0-0 2-1-0-0 2-1-1-0 3-1-0-0 0-1-1-1 2-1-0-0 0-3-0-1 2-5-0-0 3-2-1-0 1-1-0-1 2-1-1-0 1-2-1-0 0-2-1-0

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Strk W2 W2 W3 W4 L2 L2 W2 W2 W2 W1 L3 L2 L1 L3 L5

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

GP 8 8 9 7 10 8 7 8 9 10 9 8 7 8 7

W 5 6 6 5 5 5 4 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2

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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 Atlanta at N.Y. Rangers Washington at Carolina N.Y. Islanders at Montreal Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay Los Angeles at Chicago New Jersey at San Jose

LATE TUESDAY CANUCKS 4, AVALANCHE 3 (OT)

First Period 1. Colorado, Jones 3 (Hejduk, Hannan) 4:28 2. Vancouver, Tambellini 2 (D.Sedin, H.Sedin) 9:10 Penalties — McLeod Col, Glass Vcr (fighting) 3:34, Van Der Gulik Col (interference) 9:51, Stastny Col (tripping) 16:54, Kesler Vcr (holding stick) 17:41. Second Period 3. Colorado, Winnik 3 (O’Reilly, Quincey) 4:40 4. Vancouver, Kesler 3 (Erhoff, Edler) 7:31 (pp) Penalties — Dupuis Col (charging) 6:24, Bieksa Vcr (interference) 15:12. Third Period 5. Vancouver, Schaefer 1 (Ehrhoff) 4:58 6. Colorado, Duchene 2 (Hejduk, Stewart) 18:27 Penalties — None. Overtime 7. Vancouver, Raymond 3 :28 Penalties —None. Shots on goal by: Colorado Vancouver

8 16 15 0—39 16 8 5 1—30

Goal (shots-saves) — Colorado: Budaj (L, 1-0-1); Vancouver: Luongo (W, 2-3-2). Power plays (goals-chances) — Colorado: 0-2; Vancouver: 1-3. Att. — 18,860 at Vancouver.

FLAMES 5, OILERS 4 (SO)

First Period 1. Calgary, Morrison 2 (Giordano, Bourque) 5:52 (pp) 2. Edmonton, Foster 1 (Paajarvi, Whitney) 8:38 (pp) 3. Calgary, Bouwmeester 1 (Tanguay, White) 19:40 (pp) Penalties — Brule Edm (hooking) 5:28, Iginla Cal (tripping) 8:08, Paajarvi Edm (holding stick) 19:28, Gagner Edm, Jokinen Cal (fighting) 19:45. Second Period 4. Calgary, Glencross 2 (Backlund) 2:02

MLS PLAYOFFS

MLB

AMERICAN LEAGUE NEW YORK YANKEES — Exercised their 2011 contract option on RHP Andrew Brackman. Declined to exercise 2011 contract options on INF/OF Lance Berkman, DH/1B Nick Johnson and RHP Kerry Wood.

BASKETBALL NBA

NEW ORLEANS HORNETS — Exercised their fourth-year contract option on G Jerryd Bayless.

FOOTBALL CAROLINA PANTHERS — Placed LB Jamar Williams on injured reserve. Signed LB Abdul Hodge. NEW YORK JETS — Signed DT Jarron Gilbert from the practice squad. Signed CB Will Billingsley to the practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMS — Signed S Michael Lewis. Placed DT Clifton Ryan on injured reserve. Signed CB Quincy Butler and LB David Dixon to the practice squad. Released LB Curtis Johnson from the practice squad.

HOCKEY NHL

ATLANTA THRASHERS — Reassigned LW Michael Forney from Chicago (AHL) to Gwinnett (ECHL).

AHL

FLORIDA EVERBLADES — Traded F Vladimir Nikiforov to Bakersfield for future considerations. VICTORIA SALMON KINGS — Signed F Quintin Laing.

8 6 17 1—32 12 13 10 4—39

NLL

CALGARY ROUGHNECKS — Traded the rights to G Matt King and a 2011 second-round draft pick to Colorado for the rights to F Cory Conway. ROCHESTER KNIGHTHAWKS — Traded F John Grant Jr., D Mac Allen and 2011 and 2013 firstround draft picks to Colorado for G Matt Vinc, D Matt Zash, F Brad Self and 2012 first- and third-round draft picks. TORONTO ROCK — Traded F Mike McLellan to Colorado for a 2012 second-round draft pick.

EAST DIVISION GP W L 16 11 5 16 9 7 16 8 8 16 4 12

y-Montreal x-Hamilton x-Toronto Winnipeg

SCORING LEADERS

WEST DIVISION

Not including last night’s games

A 7 10 5 9 3 4 5 6 6 11 11 5 5 6

PT 15 13 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10

Los Angeles vs. Seattle Sunday’s game First Leg Los Angeles at Seattle, 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7 Second Leg Seattle at Los Angeles, 9 p.m. Real Salt Lake vs. FC Dallas Saturday, Oct. 30 First Leg Real Salt Lake at Dallas, 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 Second Leg Dallas at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m.

ENGLAND

y-Calgary x-Saskatchewan Edmonton B.C.

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PF PA 480 415 436 372 313 401 419 434

Pt 22 18 16 8

T 0 0 0 0

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Pt 22 18 12 12

x — clinched playoff berth. y — clinched division title. Tomorrow’s games (All times Eastern) Montreal at Toronto, 7 p.m. Hamilton at Calgary, 10 p.m. Saturday’s game Winnipeg at Edmonton, 7 p.m. Sunday’s game Saskatchewan at B.C., 5 p.m.

N.Y. Jets New England Miami Buffalo

Fourth Round First Leg Yesterday’s results Real Union 0, Sevilla 4 Logrones 0, Valencia 3 Hercules 0, Malaga 0 Mallorca 3, Sporting Gijon 1 Poli Ejido 1, Villarreal 1 Portugalete 1, Getafe 1 Xerez 2, Levante 3 Cordoba 2, Racing Santander 0 Valladolid 0, Espanyol 2 Real Betis 0, Zaragoza 1 Universidad de Las Palmas 0, Atletico Madrid 5

NBA ATLANTIC DIVISION W 1 0 0 0 0

W 0 0 0 0 0

Fourth Round Yesterday’s results Aston Villa 2, Burnley 1 (extra time) Newcastle 0, Arsenal 4 West Ham 3, Stoke 1 (extra time)

Atlanta Charlotte Orlando Washington Miami

SCOTLAND

CENTRAL DIVISION

LEAGUE CUP

Chicago Cleveland Detroit Indiana Milwaukee

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SOUTHWEST DIVISION

LEAGUE CUP

Last 16 Yesterdaya’s results Guingamp 0, Marseille 1 Lille 4, Caen 1 Auxerre 4, Bastia 0 Lyon 1, Paris Saint-Germain 2 (extra time)

Yesterday’s results Hallescher FC 0, Duisburg 3 Eintracht Frankfurt 5, Hamburger SV 2 Hoffenheim 1, Ingolstadt 0 Alemannia Aachen 2, Mainz 1 Kickers Offenbach 0, Borussia Dortmund 0 (Offenbach wins 4-2 on penalties) Elversberg 0, Nuremberg 3 Chemnitz 1, Stuttgart 3 (extra time) Borussia Moenchengladbach 1, Bayer Leverkusen 1 (Moenchengladbach wins 5-4 on penalties)

ITALY ITALIAN CUP

Third Round Yesterdays’ results Frosinone 2, Reggina 4, OT Udinese 4, Padova 0 Vicenza 1, Ascoli 0 Atalanta 0, Livorno 1 Cesena 1, Novara 3, OT Bologna 3, Modena 2 Brescia 1, Cittadella 0 Cagliari 3, Piacenza 0

TONIGHT’S MATCH UP

Dallas Memphis New Orleans San Antonio Houston

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NORTHWEST DIVISION Portland Denver Minnesota Oklahoma City Utah

PACIFIC DIVISION L.A. Lakers Golden State L.A. Clippers Sacramento Phoenix

Last night’s results Boston at Cleveland Detroit at New Jersey Miami at Philadelphia New York at Toronto Atlanta at Memphis Sacramento at Minnesota Milwaukee at New Orleans Chicago at Oklahoma City Charlotte at Dallas Indiana at San Antonio Utah at Denver Houston at Golden State Portland at L.A. Clippers Tuesday’s results Boston 88 Miami 80 L.A. Lakers 112 Houston 110 Portland 106 Phoenix 92

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112 165 149 199

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WEST Kansas City Oakland San Diego Denver

N.Y. Giants Washington Philadelphia Dallas

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5 4 4 1

2 2 3 5

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3 3 4 5

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114 136 116 140

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2 3 4 6

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.667 120 .500 98 .429 120 .143 113

107 160 131 162

SOUTH Atlanta Tampa Bay New Orleans Carolina

NORTH Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit

WEST Seattle Arizona St. Louis San Francisco

WEEK 8

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

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PF 159 177 111 121

NORTH Pittsburgh Baltimore Cincinnati Cleveland

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Pct .833 .833 .500 .000

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T 0 0 0 0

(All times Eastern) Last night’s result Texas at San Francisco Tonight’s game Texas (Wilson 15-8) at San Francisco (Cain 1311), 7:57 p.m. Saturday’s game San Francisco (Sanchez 13-9) at Texas (Lewis 12-13), 6:57 p.m. Sunday’s game San Francisco (Bumgarner 7-6) at Texas (Hunter 13-4), 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1 x-San Francisco at Texas, 7:57 p.m. x - if necessary

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WESTERN CONFERENCE

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EAST

EASTERN CONFERENCE Boston New Jersey New York Philadelphia Toronto

W 5 5 3 0

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

SOUTHEAST DIVISION

LEAGUE CUP

GERMAN CUP

WEEK 18

EAST

COPA DEL REY

GERMANY

CFL

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Crotone 0, Albinleffe 1 Catania 4, Varese 3, OT Lecce 3, Siena 2 Lazio 3, Portogruaro 0

SPAIN

Quarter-finals Yesterday’s results St. Johnstone 2, Celtic 3 Kilmarnock 0, Rangers 2

LACROSSE

Goal — Edmonton: Khabibulin (SOL,2-4-1); Calgary: Kiprusoff (W,5-3-0). Power plays (goalschances) — Edmonton: 1-3; Calgary: 2-5. Att. — 19,289 (19,289) at Calgary. G 8 3 7 3 8 7 6 5 5 0 0 5 5 4

(All times Eastern) New York vs. San Jose Saturday’s game First Leg New York at San Jose, 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4 Second Leg San Jose at New York, 8 p.m. Columbus vs. Colorado Tonight’s game First Leg Columbus at Colorado, 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 Second Leg Colorado at Columbus, 4 p.m.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

NFL

ECHL

5. Calgary, Morrison 3 9:48 (sh) 6. Edmonton, Eberle 3 (Peckham) 19:43 Penalties — Bourque Cal (holding) 3:34, Staios Cal (interference) 9:40, Fraser Edm (instigating, fighting, misconduct), Giordano Cal (fighting) 12:12, Strudwick Edm, Jackman Cal (fighting) 16:37, Peckham Edm (high-sticking) 17:16. Third Period 7. Edmonton, Paajarvi 2 (Cogliano, Whitney) 6:52 8. Edmonton, Gilbert 2 (Penner, Hemsky) 9:19 Penalties — Brule Edm, Glencross Cal (roughing) 10:16, Peckham Edm (high-sticking) 16:44. Overtime No Scoring. Penalties — None. Shootout Calgary wins 1-0 Edmonton (0) — Hemsky, miss; Eberle, miss; Penner, miss; Calgary (1) — Hagman, miss; Tanguay, goal. Shots on goal by

Stamkos, TB Getzlaf, Ana D.Sedin, Vcr B.Richards, Dal Sharp, Chi Hossa, Chi Crosby, Pgh Roy, Buf C.Stewart, Col Liles, Col H.Sedin, Vcr Alfredsson, Ott Selanne, Ana Perry, Ana

EASTERN CONFERENCE

TEXAS STARS — Recalled D Guillaume Monast from Idaho (ECHL).

Tuesday’s results Anaheim 5 Dallas 2 Calgary 5 Edmonton 4 (SO) Ottawa 5 Phoenix 2 Philadelphia 6 Buffalo 3 Toronto 3 Florida 1 Vancouver 4 Colorado 3 (OT)

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