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Thursday, November 11, 2010 News worth sharing.

Lest we forget


Critics encouraged after McGuinty says he isn’t ruling out Remembrance Day holiday in Ontario {page 3} A look at today’s ceremonies, and what’s open and closed around the GTA {page 4}

A wreath of poppies sits in front of the headstone of Capt. Vaughan Bowerman Corbett in St. James Cemetery on Parliament Street. He was shot down while fighting in the Battle of Britain in 1940.

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McGuinty hasn’t ruled out holiday JOHN R. KENNEDY/FOR METRO

Progressive Conservative MPP leading the charge Some military figures back private member’s bill Premier Dalton McGuinty isn’t ruling out a proposal to make Remembrance Day a statutory holiday in Ontario. The debate over whether to make Nov. 11 a public holiday is important, but it should be left to politicians in the provincial legislature, McGuinty said in Ottawa. “What I do like about it, is it’s an opportunity once again for us as a society to remember how important it is simply to remember, and to understand the many sacrifices that were made by previous generations,” he said. Progressive Conservative Lisa MacLeod, who is spearheading an effort to create the statutory holiday, said she is encouraged by the premier’s

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comments. “Not ruling this out in a very partisan environment is encouraging to me. I’m very gratified,” she said. “It appears that they’re looking at this bill as something they may want to run with themselves, and it certainly is consistent with the feedback and level of support I’m receiving across Ontario.” MacLeod, who represents the suburban Ottawa riding of Nepean-Carleton, introduced the bill last week. Debate on the bill could begin as soon as December, she said. Some high-profile military figures, such as retired major-general Lewis MacKenzie, have thrown their support behind MacLeod’s proposal. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Lisa MacLeod points out that if passed, her bill also requires every school to hold a Remembrance Day service on the last school day before Nov. 11.

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Ontario families will “do the right thing” and honour Canada’s veterans if Nov. 11 becomes a statutory holiday, MacLeod said.

Linguistics student Richard Compton pauses to read some of the 1,185 names on the wall of Soldiers’ Tower yesterday at the University of Toronto.

“I want him to experience meeting these people first-hand and expressing his own gratitude and putting a face to all these stories that they hear.” PAUL HINDO, THE CAMERON HIGHLANDERS OF OTTAWA

colonel of the regiment from the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa, said he finds it “difficult to accept” that one of the most solemn days of the year isn’t a public holiday in Ontario. “One of the biggest chal-



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Issue finds supporters, opponents in legions The issue over making Remembrance Day a statutory holiday in Ontario has also sparked a debate in Ontario legion halls. The Royal Canadian Legion has said it would rather see children in school on Nov. 11, where they would be compelled to participate in Remembrance Day ceremonies. Other members disagree. Paul Hindo, honorary


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Thirty-four per cent of Canada’s war dead in Afghanistan called Ontario home, and thousands more Ontario residents laid down their lives in various wars and peacekeeping missions, she said. Private member’s bills rarely become law unless the provincial government adopts them.



lenges for me is I always want to take my son, who’s 12 years old, to make him experience what a great emotional event that is, the whole Remembrance Day parade,” he said. THE CANADIAN PRESS

News in brief

Police warn of assaults TORONTO. Police are warn-

ing people after four women were assaulted while walking in the Black Creek Parkland, in the Finch Avenue West and Sentinel Road area. The assaults began in September and all happened between noon and 7 p.m. Police are looking for

one suspect with a moustache and goatee, who was riding a bike. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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What’s open, closed today meter readings to the city’s website.

For the most part it’s business as usual, but many government services are affected for Remembrance Day.

Nine of the city’s 10 historic museums are open to the public. Montgomery’s Inn is closed.

Open: The city’s 311 and emergency services are open.

Emergency shelters and other programs funded through Shelter, Support and Housing Administration are not affected.

Garbage, recycling and organics collection is expected to continue as scheduled without any changes. All regularly scheduled parks, forestry and recreation programs. and permits continue as usual at community centres and arenas. However, facilities with no scheduled activities are closed for the day. All Toronto public libraries, except for the Urban Affairs Library at Metro Hall, are open.

Eaton Centre and most major shopping malls are open during regular business hours. Toronto Water is providing emergency service as necessary. There are no water meter readings by city staff, but customers may still submit water

More than 5,000 people are expected to gather for a Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall today as Canadians pay tribute to fallen war veterans. The service — which is one of many being held around Toronto — will begin approximately five to seven minutes before 11 a.m., and it is expected to last for about 30 minutes. Other ceremonies include:

Closed: Banks across Canada are closed. Canada Post is closed, including mail/parcel pickup and delivery services. All property tax and utility payment counters at City Hall and all Civic Centres are closed. Customers may pay property taxes and/or utility bills through their bank or financial institution.

Al Brown sells poppies on behalf of the Royal Canadian Legion inside the Eaton Centre yesterday. The veteran of the Korean War will be taking part in Remembrance Day services at the cenotaph in East York, one of several memorials being held today.


All parking ticket payment counters at Metro Hall, North York Civic Centre, York Civic Centre and 1530 Markham Rd. are closed.

Historic Fort York/Strachan Avenue Military Cemetery, 100 Garrison Rd. (Strachan Avenue, west of Fort York). Ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m.

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850 Coxwell Ave. (at Mortimer Avenue). Ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. Etobicoke Civic Centre Cenotaph, 399 The West Mall (at Burnhamthorpe Road). Ceremony begins at 10:15 a.m. North York Civic Centre, George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St.). Ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m. York Civic Centre, York Memorial Collegiate, Auditorium (2690 Eglinton Ave. W., just west of Keele Street). Ceremony begins at 10:45 a.m.

East York Civic Centre, Memorial Gardens,


TV cameraman seriously injured after being hit by car A cameraman with Toronto’s Citytv is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car while on the job. The station has identified the cameraman as Bill Atanasoff, 58, a 30year veteran. Police say he was struck Tuesday night on


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Where to pay your tributes to fallen Many ceremonies planned in city

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Kipling Avenue south of Albion Road and then rushed to Sunnybrook Hospital. Atanasoff was taping a Special Investigations Unit probe at an apartment building at the time. Police allege a 68-yearold man driving a Lincoln

Continental struck Atanasoff with the right, front bumper of the vehicle and was taken into custody. SIU spokesman Frank Phillips said police had responded to a call at an apartment building and found the body of a 39year-old man outside. THE CANADIAN PRESS





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PC leader wants McGuinty campaign to avoid attacking wife Deb Hutton was adviser to Mike Harris TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE FILE

Most Canadian politicians would never dream of attacking an opponent’s spouse, but Progressive Conservative Leader Tim Hudak is worried his wife will be considered fair game in the run-up to next year’s Ontario election. Hudak’s wife, Deb Hutton, was a senior adviser to former premier Mike Harris and a frequent target of political opponents during the Conservative government of the late 1990s. The day Hudak won the Progressive Conservative leadership in 2009, Liberal cabinet ministers handed out buttons with pictures of Hudak, Hutton and Harris under the banner “Team

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3H: because we didn’t screw things up badly enough the first time.” “Of course it’s concerning, and of course it’s hard not to take it personally,” Hudak said yesterday of the attacks on his wife. “Debbie has made extraordinary sacrifices in her

own career to help raise our daughter, who is now three.” Families are off limits, and Premier Dalton McGuinty needs to make sure that message gets through to the Liberal campaign team, added Hudak. “I can only speak for myself, but there would be no way in hell that I would allow someone in my campaign to attack somebody else’s spouse,” he said. Just last month, the Liberals issued a release under the headline “Tories at the Trough,” which singled out four Conservatives, including Hutton, for “living the good life” at taxpayers’ expense. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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cals found in junk food papers. “Those chemicals called PAPs move into food, make it into humans upon ingestion and metabolically are transformed into the PFCAs,” said Scott Mabury, the lead researcher and a professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. The packages are lined with this chemical to act as a grease-proofing agent to keep water and fat from escaping. “Any kind of paperbased food packaging that comes into contact with food may contain these materials,” said Mabury.

A day after leaving his job as head of CBC Sports, Scott Moore is joining Rogers Media. Rogers Media president Keith Pelley also announced that Leslie Sole has been promoted to chief content officer. Moore will oversee Rogers’ television holdings including Citytv, Sportsnet and OMNI and all its radio properties. The move is a return to Rogers for Moore, an award-winning producer who previously headed up Rogers Sportsnet before joining CBC. Moore announced Tuesday that he was leaving his job as executive director of CBC Sports and general manager of the CBC Revenue Group, a move that is likely to renew speculation that CBC may lose Hockey Night in Canada when its current deal with the NHL expires in 2014.



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Missing teen’s dad waives right to bail hearing Makhniashvili was charged after couple stabbed Mariam’s backpack still only solid clue about her The father of missing Toronto teen Mariam Makhniashvili will remain in jail on an attempted murder charge. Vakhtang Makhniashvili waived his right to a bail hearing yesterday and consented to stay behind bars. Outside court his lawyer, Calvin Barry, said Makhniashvili could not find a suitable surety to post bail — but added he might seek bail at a later date. “The wife’s doing fine,” Barry said. “I had a good talk with her today. “He’s doing fine. I spoke to him in the courtroom today.” Makhniashvili, 50, was


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charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and failure to comply with bail conditions after a couple were stabbed in front of their east-end home.

The couple, David and Delores Langer, had posted bail for Makhniashvili after he was charged with stabbing a neighbour in May. The couple did not know Makhniashvili before that incident, and pulled their bail promise after Makhniashvili told local media he was suspicious of the motives of David Langer, who is a private detective. The Langers have said they were only trying to help and felt hurt by his suspicions. Mariam was 17 when she went missing after arriving at Forest Hill Collegiate Sept. 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS












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Woman accused of hitting boy, 11 Police say a woman is facing an assault charge after an incident following a weekend hockey game in Timmins. Police say a 39-yearold Timmins woman as-

saulted an 11-year-old boy by crosschecking him with a hockey stick. The incident is alleged to have happened at a local arena Sunday. Police are not releasing any names to protect the identity of the boy. The arena also is not being identified. The woman is due in court Jan. 21 to face a charge of assault with a weapon.


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Harper will be hustling key leaders at two Far East summits


Poll unveils Six Nations pessimistic men killed Americans in car crash Most Americans doubt President Barack Obama and resurgent Republicans can work together to solve the nation’s problems, a new AP-GfK poll shows. In fact, many lack confidence that last week’s elections will change much of anything. Only about half expect the GOP’s policies to improve the economy.

Police say two men from the Six Nations reserve died when a car hit a utility pole in Brant County. Paul Edward Laforme Jr., 21, and Ernest William Silversmith, 27, were killed west of Bateman Line. Another Six Nations resident, Rayal Anderson, 21, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.



A Canadian flag welcomes Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, Laureen, to Seoul, South Korea.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, Laureen, stepped off the plane in South Korea yesterday and into a raging debate about how to revitalize the global economy. In two Asian summits this week, Harper is pushing for bold, co-ordinated economic action — first at the Group of 20 summit in Seoul, and then at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Yokohama, Japan. Harper has set a high bar for success at this week’s G20 summit — one that looks increasingly hard to reach. Harper wants to see concrete commitments from the world’s key economic actors. But momentum for a deal on how to stabilize the global economy at the

Hectic agenda Harper has a jam-packed schedule, meeting one-on-one with about 15 heads of state. He wants to push for commitments to keep deficits under control and allow exchange rates to float freely. He will also be asking for help on dealing with human smuggling.

Seoul summit is flagging. “I strongly believe that co-operative and co-ordinated actions are both in our national interests and will lead to a stronger global economy,” Harper told his G20 colleagues in a letter sent last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Tens of thousands of students marched noisily through London yesterday against plans to triple university tuition fees, and some tried to occupy the headquarters of the governing Conservative party in the largest street protest yet against the government’s sweeping austerity measures. Organizers said 50,000 students, lecturers and supporters were demonstrating against plans to raise the cost of studying at a university to 9,000 pounds a year — three times the current rate. Violence flared as a handful of people smashed windows in a highrise that houses Conservative headquarters, as others lit a bonfire of placards outside. Office workers were evacuated as several dozen protesters managed to get



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Student protesters smash windows and clash with police yesterday at Millbank Tower, home of the Conservative party headquarters in London, England.

While British tuition fees are modest compared to those at some U.S. colleges, British universities are public institutions. Opponents of the tuition increase have pointed out that Prime Minister David Cameron and other members of the government attended elite universities, such as Oxford and Cambridge, at a time when university education was free. The Labour government of prime minister Tony Blair introduced the first fees for students soon after he was elected in 1997. Scotland abolished tuition fees in 2000, and in the rest of Britain the cost is

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Elizabeth Smart called the man accused of abducting her a crude, vulgar, selfserving person who used religion to justify his actions, including her kidnapping and rape. “He was his No. 1 priority, followed by sex, drugs and alcohol, but he used religion in all of those aspects to justify everything,” Smart told jurors. She finished her testimony in Salt Lake City after just 15 minutes of cross-examination by a lawyer for Brian David Mitchell, an itinerant street preacher accused of taking her from home at knifepoint in 2002, when

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Yesterday she said: “God would never tell someone to kidnap her at knifepoint from their bed, from her sister’s side ... never continue to rape her and sexually abuse her.” Mitchell, 57, is charged with kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines. He was not in court to hear Smart testify. As on each previous day of the trial, he was removed for disrupting the proceedings by singing hymns. He watches the trial on closed-circuit television from a holding cell. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mob clan takes new hit Nicolo Rizzuto, the reputed patriarch of Canada’s most famous Mafia family, has been shot and killed, a police source said. Police say an 86-yearold man died after being shot at his home in the north end of Montreal last night. They would not immediately identify the victim, but a source told The Canadian Press that the man struck by bullets was Rizzuto.

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President Hamid Karzai has claimed flood of money into Afghanistan has fostered corruption Afghan President Hamid Karzai must curb corruption in his government or current gains being made on the battlefield could be lost, a group of U.S. lawmakers warned yesterday on a visit to Afghanistan. Ahead of a meeting with Karzai, Senator John McCain, the senior Republican on the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, said he and three of his colleagues will express their concerns about rampant

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70 A new study suggests that nearly 70 per cent of adults in Quebec spent money on gambling last year. ference in Montreal yesterday that 0.7 per cent, or close to 41,000 Quebecers, could become pathological gamblers. The study was conducted between June and September 2009 and is the first part of a five-year survey. Kairouz also said online gambling has become

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Deserving? Some rights groups were also upset that Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to drive and are barred from many facilities used by men, Libya, where Moammar Gadhafi has been in power for more than 40 years, and Congo, where rape is widely used as a weapon of war, were on uncontested slates and won seats on the board.

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“I am not going to deny that there were several countries that are going to join the board of UN Women that have less than stellar records on women’s rights, and indeed human rights,” U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said, but the key issue for the U.S. was Iran’s defeat.


Strike may Results shut out same after El Salvador students recounts prison fire A looming labour dispute The final numbers have A fire broke out in a prison north of El Salvador’s capital yesterday, killing at least 16 young inmates and injuring 24. Nine of the injured are listed in serious condition with burns, said the director of the Rosales Hospital in the capital, San Salvador. Initial reports indicate the fire was accidental and may have been caused by an electrical short circuit, said a Red Cross Spokesman. Police said they were still investigating. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

could shut 14,000 students in Saskatchewan out of class. The union representing teachers and support staff at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology has issued a 48-hour strike notice. The Saskatchewan Government Employees Union said mediation talks have failed and its members at the institute could go on strike at midnight tomorrow. The main issue in the dispute is wages.

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Google it: Love is a 10% raise Internet giant wants to reward its employees for their hard work But is it to deter rivals’ poaching? Google is reminding its 23,300 employees how much they are appreciated by giving them all 10 per cent raises next year. The Internet search leader also is shifting a portion of the annual bonuses into workers’ regular paycheques. Google Inc. CEO Eric Schmidt celebrated the good news in an internal memo to employees. The planned raises, ear-


Google didn’t say how much the added payroll will cost the company, but assuming an average salary is $100,000 — not outlandish by hightech standards — the raises would amount to an additional $233 million annually.

lier reported by the technology blog Silicon Alley Insider, were confirmed yesterday. Schmidt says Google wants to reward its employees for their hard work, but it also could be meant to prevent rivals such as Facebook from luring its workers away. It’s also a sign that Google expects to keep growing at a robust rate. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Floodwaters receding N.S. Premier Darrell Dexter says he will seek help from Ottawa More than 100 forced to leave homes Repairing collapsed bridge a priority

A bystander looks over the Tusket River bridge in Tusket, N.S., yesterday that collapsed from the strain of floodwaters.

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Superbug cases up, Public Health says Canada now has eight recorded cases of NDM-1 highly drug-resistant superbug infections, up from three in late August, the Public Health Agency has confirmed. Four of the patients came from British Columbia, one from Alberta, two from Ontario and one from Quebec, said Dr. Michael Mulvey, chief of Antimicrobial Resistance and Nosocomial Infections at the federal agency. Two of the four — a 76year-old B.C. woman and a Quebec patient — died, although not directly from

Aldric d’Entremont, the warden of the Municipality of Argyle, said eight bridges were closed during the flooding, some of which are badly damaged. THE CANADIAN PRESS

What is it? NDM-1 is an enzyme recently found in several types of bacteria, including some strains of E. coli. NDM-1 — or New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase — makes the microbes resistant to most antibiotics. NDM-1 infections are not reportable, meaning doctors aren’t required to inform health officials about cases. But a group of 50 sentinel hospitals across Canada has been keeping track of cases since September 2009.

the NDM-1 bacterial infections, Mulvey said. At least five of the eight people had travelled to India or Pakistan, where NDM-1 superbug infections are becoming widespread. THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Poppies have been in the news all week, and for some very unpoppylike reasons. First, the good: Ottawa announced last month that it would extend a tax refund to the Royal Canadian Legion on its purchase of all poppies and wreaths. Then, the fist-shakingly awful: An employee at a U.K. clothing store was

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Los Angeles is a favourite target of disaster movies, and it reprises its role of being blown up when Skyline opens tomorrow.

Why destroying L.A. is so much fun Earthquakes, tsunamis and alien invasions – disaster movies love targeting the City of Angels Skyline is the latest movie to trash the city Los Angeles has the worst luck. Through decades of disaster films, the city has been targeted by aliens, toppled by temblors, sunken by tsunamis, levelled by lava, and a rogue tornado once took out the famous Hollywood sign. And so it will be that calamity again strikes the City of Angels in the new sci-fi film Skyline, opening tomorrow, followed by another bout of destruction early next year in the movie Battle: Los Angeles. What is it about L.A. that invites such repeated

devastation? “People love watching L.A. get destroyed,” says Battle: Los Angeles director Jonathan Liebesman. “It’s nice to screw up the great weather.” But there’s so much more to it than that. Los Angeles is a city many people love to hate, says Bob Birchard, an American Film Institute historian. “L.A. and certainly Hollywood have been associated in some people’s minds as a hotbed of the devil’s work, so that underlying element is part of the genre.”

That notion isn’t just implied in 1996’s Escape from L.A., where it becomes the “island of the damned” and “a deportation point for all people found undesirable or unfit to live in the new moral America.” Ultimately, heaving destruction on Los Angeles shows Hollywood’s sense of humour, sense of optimism and a real love for its sunny, palm-lined home. Greg Strause, one of the filmmakers behind Skyline, says the alien-invasion flick was inspired by the breathtaking view

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from his Marina del Rey condo. The invaders’ first target? Movie studios. “It’s a strange coincidence that the motherships descend on the studios first,” he says. Regardless of on-screen devastation, there’s always a message of hope, which USC pop-cultural historian Leo Braudy relates as one more reason to choose L.A. for digital disaster. “It’s an odd kind of Western optimism. We’re going to start over again, like a phoenix rising from its own destruction.”

Since 1952, Hollywood has been annihilating the city. From alien attacks to devastating earthquakes, L.A. has encountered it all on the silver screen. Here is a timeline of its big screen destruction.


War of the Worlds (1952) Earthquake (1975) Independence Day (1996) Volcano (1997) The Day After Tomorrow (2004) Transformers (2007) 2012 (2009) Terminator Salvation (2009)



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Nora Ephron bids farewell to her memory In her new book, I Remember Nothing, the author of Heartburn and Crazy Salad writes about the way people and places fade away with age Nora Ephron is thinking about algorithms. She wonders what they are. It’s one of those concepts, such as Twitter and heavy metal, that exist only to remind her she has lived too long. Unsure of her own definition, she takes a little nip from that electronic flask in her

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about family, journalism and everyday and eternal bothers. There are lists of what she'll miss (bacon, Paris) and what she won't (funerals, mammograms). Much of the book is a farewell to her own memory. She’s not writing about Alzheimer’s, but the way people and places and events fade as if erased from tape. This is a new kind of name-dropping. She can brag about having met the Beatles, but not about what they said. She doesn’t know. Same for Dorothy Parker and Eleanor Roosevelt. “It’s not that I don’t need to remember things, I just don’t remember them,” she says. She also doesn’t know if she’ll write another novel and doesn’t worry. She just likes the writing process. Ephron writes of summers in the Hamptons on Long Island when her children were little. She loved the sound of geese in midJuly. “[It was] one of the things that made the summers out there so magical.” Now, the geese remind her that summer will end, and so will everything else. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Winnie the Pooh kicks it old school Winnie the Pooh will be back to his old self again next year. Walt Disney Animation Studios is returning the honey-loving teddy bear and his pals to their handdrawn animated roots for a feature film dipping into theatres July 15, 2011. The new Winnie the Pooh, the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animators in more than 30 years, will more closely resemble the classic short films from the 1960s and ’70s. “We wanted to create a movie for the big screen that had the charm and wit of those original shorts,” said Peter Del Vecho, the film’s producer. “What originally endeared all of us to these characters was that they were stuffed animals that came to life in the imagination of a child. We wanted to rekindle that imagination in a big way.”

Winnie the Pooh, loosely based on five stories from A.A. Milne’s books, finds Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Eeyore and Christopher Robin searching for a new tail for Eeyore in a watercolour-drenched Hundred Acre Wood. The gang will also hunt for a mysterious creature called a Backson, briefly mentioned in the 1928 book The House at Pooh Corner. While this version of Pooh won’t be generated by a computer or projected in 3-D, Del Vecho cautioned it wouldn’t simply be a redux of past Pooh projects. He said the film, spearheaded by Disney and Pixar animation chief John Lasseter, will feature five new original songs and a faster pace punctuated with humour that’s appropriate for modern audiences. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Bieber to invade Grammy nom gala Justin Bieber will perform when the Grammy Award nominations are announced live next month. The 16-year-old pop star from Stratford, Ont., will take the stage at Club Nokia in Los Angeles for the nominations gala on Dec. 1. The show will be broadcast live on CBS. Rapper B.o.B., country crooner Miranda Lambert, pop producer Bruno Mars and Katy Per-





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Funny woman Tina Fey is the youngest winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

Joking her way to top honours Tina Fey has been awarded the Mark Twain Pize for American Humor Mark Twain paid a surprise visit to the Kennedy Center on Tuesday night to honour Tina Fey with America’s top humour prize that bears his name. A moustached Alec Baldwin playing Twain said he was surprised to learn that the prize honours top comics. “Tina, well that’s a funny name for a man,’’ he said, shocked to hear it was a woman who had won because “their brains aren’t shaped right.’’ A hundred years after

the author’s death, the woman famous for her Emmy Award-winning impression of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live, accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. She thanked Palin and the Kennedy Centre for her success. SNL comics lined up to celebrate their colleague’s work over nine seasons. They played clips from her time anchoring Weekend Update and some of the commercials she wrote. Amy Poehler recalled

meeting Fey back when they were both part of The Second City improv group in Chicago in the 1990s. “Our dreams were as big as our unshaped eyebrows,” Poehler said. The humour prize honours those who define contemporary comedy. Last year, it went to Bill Cosby. Organizers said Fey made her mark as the first female head writer on SNL, not to mention her Palin impression and creating the NBC comedy series 30 Rock, in which she stars

with Baldwin. At 40, Fey is the youngest to be honoured with the award that was created in 1998. She’s also only the third woman to receive it after Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg. The show will be broadcast nationally Sunday on PBS. Kennedy Center Chairman David Rubenstein said the event raised a record $1.3-million for the centre with high demaºnd for tickets — especially from Alaska. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS




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With rumors swirling that Miley Cyrus’ parents’ divorce was prompted by an affair between Tish Cyrus and Bret Michaels, the Poison front-man is speaking up to defend himself. “I’ve been friends with her family forever,” Michaels tells People magazine. “It started out with me and Miley simply working on a song together. Her

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Adding a cheat sheet to winter beauty Beauty trends change at whiplash pace Factor in the coming cold weather and your beauty regimen can look dated We offer up tips on what to add to KENYA HUNT, GLOBAL FASHION DIRECTOR your beauty cabinet, and what to toss out. Toss: The heavy day cream

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Designer kids Your tot’s wardrobe options just got bigger now that Stella McCartney has launched a children’s clothing line.

Skulls After the Hells Angels sued Alexander McQueen for illegal use of their skull head logo, they settled out of court. The fashion house has to recall and destroy all clothing that features the logo.

Toss: The clear lip lacquer

Pricey, fancy ingredient-packed face creams are old news. Most just sit on top of the skin without absorbing into the dry, scaly layer underneath. Instead, look for hydrating moisturizers with hyaluronic acid, which penetrates deeper into your skin and leaves your face looking – and feeling – much smoother.

Add: A wine lipstick or gloss REN DAY CREAM Generally speaking, wintertime is when all the red lips come out. But this season the colours are trending toward darker, rich shades. If you’re on Team Lipgloss, try NARS lipgloss in Bougainville, which leaves just a hint of plum. For those on Team Lipstick, have a look at MAC Cosmetics’ Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Faithfully Yours.

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Toss: The thick face paint

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Add: A correcting foundation

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Nail art isn’t just trendy on the runways (Alexander McQueen) and in celebrity land (Beyoncé and Rihanna). It’s all over the street, too. Witness the massive success of the global salon chain, Minx. Don’t have one in your city? No worries! You can create the same look at home with DIY nail wraps.

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Finally, a runway look for all the curvy girls. Many of the most stylish skirts this fall are full, flared and drop below the knee, evoking the 1950s and ‘60s in the latest round of ladylike-meetshigh-style silhouettes. Though the idea of a longer, looser skirt may make some think of a matronly grandmother, the glamorous 1960s characters of Mad Men, arguably TV’s greatest fashion influencers of the moment, have proved them wrong, says Stacy London, stylist and co-host of TLC’s What Not to Wear. “These are women who are so stunning,” she says. “One of the great things Mad Men has done in highlighting fashion is celebrating our curves again.” Another tastemaker —


Betty Draper from Mad Men.

Oprah Winfrey — showed off the look on this year’s premiere of the farewell season of her talk show, wearing a white buttondown shirt tucked into an orange Carolina Herrera skirt. So for all the hourglassshaped women tired of fruitlessly trying to wrig-

gle into straight skirts or fit them to their hips only to have to take them in the waist, the trend is a wearable cause for celebration. The skirts not only show off a shapely woman’s peaks and valleys, they can also create the illusion of feminine contours on a straight body, London says. The look is “about creating and flattering curves,” says London, herself a curvy girl. “A lot of fashion is anti-curvy women. This is a skirt that's very translatable across body type and age.” “We're used to trends that need translating and tweaking before they're ready-made for real life,” she added. “We’re used to so much skin and trends that are overtly sexy.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS





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Texture takes over from colour at OnePark West to create a look that entices. The three-bedroom model townhouse unit at the downtown-east development shows off how a modern space can really pop without resorting to

flashy colours and contrasts. Sarah Nelson, senior project designer with The Daniels Corporation, says the goal of the suite was to create an urban modern look without it being too cold or too trendy. “We wanted to create a modern and urban space that wasn’t too sterile or stark. A neutral palette really allows people to come

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a light grey tone helps to soften the contrast between the white thermafoil cabinetry and darker elements in the kitchen. A tiny dash of colour in the bedrooms helps to keep the tone playfully elegant. Textures become the focal point in the suite as Nelson used varied surfaces and fabrics to create a satisfying sense of tactile discovery. Chenille, wool and cotton in furniture, carpeting and bedding mix with silk drapes and pillows to offer a pleasing mix of materials that also help to highlight the suite’s sleeker stone-andwood elements. “The textures tend to be coming from really usable, liveable fabrics. When you have that variety in textures, things that have more of a sheen tend to pop out more, and it’s nice to blend all those materials because it really adds a lot of dimension to the space,” Nelson said. Overall, Nelson took a less-is-more approach that

was as economical with accessories and colours as possible so as not to dominate the look of the suite. “The goal was to avoid cluttering the space by adding too many things that detract from our focal points. We wanted to create a mood that was quite relaxed without using too much colour to take away from that calming feel and to let the features in the room stand out more,” Nelson said.

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NEIGHBOURS MUST WORK TOGETHER TO GET RID OF RACOONS AND OTHER PESTS I own a semi-detached century old home and have been approached by my neighbours with a problem. Apparently, they have raccoons in their attic which is attached to my attic. The pest control people have indicated that the entry spot for these troubling animals is on my side of the eaves but they are entertaining in the neighbour’s attic. They don’t really bother me. What are my obligations to my neighbours?

Your situation is a very common one in many urban centres. Raccoons and to a lesser extent, squirrels, can be extremely destructive and even dangerous. If a mother raccoon is cornered with her young cubs, she can be very aggressive. Your neighbours have done the correct thing by calling in pest control before winter sets in. The pest control must make sure the animals are no longer in the attic and then they need to disinfect the nest

“Raccoons and to a lesser extent, squirrels, can be extremely destructive and even dangerous.” area and then immediately block the entry way. As the spot where they gain access to the shared attic is on your side of the edifice, even though they are not bothering you, it would be in the interest of good neighbour relations

to assist them with the cost of removing the animals for good. I have heard unofficially that the city has intervened with particularly bad pest problems and forced the unresponsive neighbour to ante up when it comes to shared spaces and unwanted animal problems. Remember, you may be the next target of these urban bandits so by working together and making sure both your homes are free from access by any form of outside inhabitants, you

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t seems that 56 per cent is the magic number these days. Last week I wrote about the Ontario Real Estate Association survey finding that 56 per cent of the home buying public mistakenly believes that the HST applies to resale homes. This week, the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) released survey results revealing that, you guessed it, 56 per cent of Ontarians admit to having

paid cash to avoid taxes for a renovation or repair job. When you stop and think about, 56 per cent is a staggering number of homeowners looking to cut the government out of the action and the number is probably even higher as I would expect some of the respondents would prefer to lie about cheating. Without condoning the practice, it’s hard to blame them, particularly in the aftermath of the HST

“If a rebate system was in place, it would encourage consumers to ask renovators for receipts, creating a paper trail for Canada Revenue Agency to monitor.” BOB FINNIGAN when the price of renovations has gone up by 8 per cent with zero value added. The OHBA is obviously concerned that the HST will fuel the underground economy, and is proposing a renovation tax rebate as a way of bringing these deals back above the table.

On that note, the same survey revealed that more than two-thirds (68 per cent) of homeowners said they would be less likely to pay cash if they were to receive a provincial or federal tax credit from the government. “If a rebate system was in place, it would encour-

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coloured latte mug, cereal bowl or salad plate is a great way to reduce the amount of the china pattern used on the table. Have fun with lighting.

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It will soon be time for holiday entertaining and that means heading to the china cabinet and pulling out that old china, crystal and flatware. If your china pattern is about 15 years or older, chances are the colours and patterns are looking slightly outdated (think dusty rose, baby blue or heavy floral prints). It may be time to give your china an update, huh? How do you update and refresh your existing china to make it feel hip and cur-

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Harmonize a hectic home Turn your home into a sanctuary with these tips LINDA LABAN


Sensory overload in the 21st century means that now, more than ever, a home needs to be a retreat where one can recharge. There’s more to turning your abode into a sanctuary than buying a Buddha statue and scented candles, though. Interior designer Stephanie Rossi, of Spazio Rosso Interior Design, helps us harmonize a hectic home.


Rossi’s tips 1. “Is all of your furniture smack up against the wall? That’s the No. 1 mistake homeowners make. Utilize the entire room, not just the periphery, and you’ll be surprised by how much better things feel. The room will develop its own feng shui; the eye will flow throughout the room.”

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2. “Closet disorganization leads to household disorganization, as clutter over-

Moving the sofa away from the wall will help develop the room’s feng shui, says Rossi.

flows into other parts of your house. Closets are wasteful spaces if they are not organized. Installing shelves, drawers, hanging rods, etc. is easy to do yourself — or you can hire a company. The results will bring you many years of organizational heaven.” 3. “I don’t know what’s happened to our society. We

live with overabundance, but adding more things to our homes than we need brings disharmony. “Only buy what you need. Then put your mind to it and clean out your home. If you don’t need it, donate it to Goodwill and feel good about that wasteful purchase. “It’s such a breath of fresh air to live with less.”

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Recently we noticed a bumper crop of circles, spots and dots have popped up, decorating everything from fabrics to furniture. This geometric feature became popular after the 1950s op-art movement, which was spearheaded by such circle-loving abstract artists as M.C. Escher, Kenneth Noland and Claude Tousignant. Eye-popping, brain-beguiling op art became a mainstream element in the 1960s pop-art and mod culture explosions. What we love is whether it’s a swirling display or a dotty, spotty mass, circles add a playful, lively element to a room. Put more than a cork in it Designer Dennis Lin’s suave, sculpted Cru wine rack ($150) is made in powder-coated white or black steel;

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Transform old items into stylish home accessories Steven and Chris offer alternatives to throwing out those knick-knacks gathering dust in the basement Viewers of CBC’s daytime show, Steven and Chris, can actively engage the design duo on their home décor queries and conundrums. Their daily Ask Steven and Chris segment addresses questions submitted online — photos, floorplans and colour preferences are welcome. The guys say they love answering questions from their audience at home and providing practical, affordable and stylish answers to everyday décor questions. Sometimes, they respond with a completely new idea — other times they simply offer a different way of looking at things. For this holiday season, Steven and Chris have some crafty, budget-conscious décor tips for re-

vamping old items and giving them new life: Festive decorations:

Instead of throwing away those knick-knacks buried in the basement, look out for interesting shapes (owls are big this year) and spray them with this season’s hottest colours: matte white or gold. Voila! You’ve transformed them into stylish home accessories to use as centerpieces or adorn side tables. This is another trick for refreshing old and worn tree ornaments. DIY pillow covers:

What doesn’t work on the body can look great on the couch. Collect those stretched-out cable knit sweaters from the bottom of the closet and transform them into beautiful knit pillows to adorn the sofa.

Create pops of colour by closing the opening with grosgrain or velvet ribbons. The boys call it recycling chic! Make a memory:

What better way to make your house feel like a home than to create a memory wall of all your favourite photos and treasured possessions. Think about mixing old black and white photos with travel mementos and seas shells mounted in shadow boxes. Not only will your family feel honoured, it’s a great conversation piece — or even a gift idea. You can find more of Steven and Chris’ ideas to refresh your home and spice up your decor online at NEWS CANADA



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Nursery operators recommend keeping seeds as dry as possible, as cold as possible and as dark as possible.

standard applies to alyssum, calendula, celosia, dianthus, nasturtium, poppy and zinnia, among annual flower seeds, she said. Still, it would be prudent to do a germination test before dropping any leftover seeds into the ground, said Scott Peterson, owner of Hometown Seeds in Orem, Utah. Proper storage is crucial

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Clarke MacArthur is stopped by Florida Panthers goalie Tomas Vokoun last night.

Is end near for Peddie? MLSE president expected to retire at the end of hockey season Media reports say firm has been hired to find his replacement Richard Peddie readily concedes his retirement as president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is on the horizon. But, he says, the sun isn’t setting on his career just yet. The 63-year-old won’t confirm this will be his last hockey season at the helm as speculation grows that he will depart in April or after a Leafs’ playoff run, whichever comes first. Peddie called such conjecture “premature” and said there is no timetable in place for him to leave. “What I am saying is I’ll be 64 in January and it

“I’ve been here a long time. We’ve really accomplished a lot off the playing field.” RICHARD PEDDIE

doesn’t take much to figure out that at some point it will be time to retire. I have no interest in working to 70, at least not in this job,” he said. Rumours regarding Peddie’s future ramped up when the FAN 590 reported that an executive search firm had been hired to find

his replacement. Peddie, however, said MLSE has long been looking at various scenarios. “Like good companies do, we’ve been working on a succession plan for me for years. You look at who’s inside, who’s outside. There is a plan and, at some point, they will (execute) it, but not right now,” he said. “Whatever we decide and whatever the timing is, it’ll be a mutual decision.” Peddie became president of the Raptors in 1996 and then took over the entire operation, becoming CEO of MLSE in 1998.

Under his guidance, MLSE has been wildly successful away from the ice and playing fields, launching lucrative new business ventures ranging from specialty television channels to a condominium development to a glitzy sports bar, all while managing arenas and building a state-of-theart playpen for the Leafs and Raptors. But MLSE’s sports franchises have struggled, with playoff appearances very rare for the Leafs, Raptors, TFC and Marlies. Championships have been non-existent. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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“Am I bitter or mad that he let me go or the organization? No. You never know what the future holds. Right now I’m a Tennessee Titan. I’m here to do whatever coach (Jeff) Fisher wants me to do.” RANDY MOSS, SAYING HE HAS NO HARD FEELINGS TOWARDS VIKINGS COACH BRAD CHILDRESS FOR WAIVING HIM.




Halfway through the season, six NFL teams are looking like winners in last spring’s draft, especially the Lions and Patriots JEFF GROSS/GETTY IMAGES

Ndamukong Suh, DL, pictured, and Jahvid Best, RB, Lions: Who could argue with these first-rounders? Despite just two wins, the Lions are on the rise thanks to the already fearsome 6-foot-3, 307pound Suh (No. 2 overall) and the shifty, speedy Best (No. 30). Suh is a relentless rusher with 61⁄2 sacks, an interception and a 17-yard TD off a fumble recovery to seal a 37-25 win over the Redskins in Week 8.


Jahvid Best




Sam Bradford, QB, Rams

Maurkice Pouncey, C, Steelers

Stepped right in to starter’s role and, while not tearing up the league, is a big reason why these guys are co-leaders in the NFC West — their four wins are one more than the past two years combined. The No. 1 overall pick out of Oklahoma has thrown for 1,674 yards, completed nearly 59 per cent of his passes, and has 11 TDs and eight interceptions. Despite being sacked 17 times, he’s gotten up every time.

The 6-5, 304-pounder from Florida could be the Steelers’ best rookie since Ben Roethlisberger in 2004. He’s probably the team’s best offensive lineman — he makes all the blocking calls for the line — and may follow a long line of star Steelers centres: Ray Mansfield, Mike Webster and Dermontti Dawson. Pouncey caught on so fast, previous starter Justin Hartwig was cut in training camp.

Dez Bryant, WR/PR, Cowboys A lone bright light in a dark season, Bryant leads all rookies in scoring with six TDs, four catching passes and two returning punts, including a 93-yarder in a loss to the Giants in Week 7. The 24th pick in the draft out of Oklahoma State has 38 catches for 435 yards, and he’s averaging 14.4 yards per punt return.

Mike Williams, WR, Buccaneers Josh Freeman needs players to throw to, and this fourth-round pick from Syracuse is his main target. Behind Bryant, he’s the second-leading rookie wideout with 36 catches for 559 yards and five TDs, not to mention clutch grabs to help Freeman and the Bucs pull out several wins in the final minutes.


Aaron Hernandez, TE, pictured, and Rob Gronkowski, TE; Patriots First it was Gronkowski (a second-rounder from Arizona) making key catches, and lately it’s been Hernandez (a fourthrounder from Florida). The two have combined for 48 catches for 584 yards and five TDs (Hernandez has 34 catches for 436 yards and two TDs) in becoming dependable targets for Tom Brady. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NHL still lagging behind in the world of Twitter There’s no denying the learning curve now that the NHL’s general managers are talking about social media. Darcy Regier of the Buffalo Sabres wasn’t even sure if any of his players had a Twitter account when he attended this week’s GMs meeting. So while Phoenix Coyotes counterpart Don Maloney led a discussion on the top-

ic, he was busy punching away at his laptop. “As he was saying that, I was Googling some names,” said Regier. “Naturally, you start from the youngest up, right?” And he was far from alone in the room. “I don’t even understand it, so I wouldn’t know how to draft rules,” said Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke. “I’m

clearly lost when we discuss that. So, no, we don’t have any rules.” The NHL is clearly lagging behind on the issue. The NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball all established formal policies more than a year ago. While some within the ranks of the NHL have long been pushing the league to follow suit, it only now appears ready to have serious

dialogue on the issue. The most interesting question moving forward will be whether the GMs decide to embrace the opportunity presented by platforms like Twitter or if they will attempt to limit players’ use because they perceive it as some kind of threat. The Coyotes are among the more active teams on Twitter, led by colourful en-

forcer Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0). He and Maloney have had a couple discussions about things Bissonnette has tweeted — “every once in a while you just have to say, ‘No, no, no, no, stay on the good side of the ledger,’” said Maloney — but the Phoenix organization remains supportive of its players participating. THE CANADIAN PRESS

Manchester rivals draw 0-0, while Chelsea earns win Manchester United drew 00 at Manchester City yesterday to let Chelsea stretch its lead at the top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over visiting Fulham. The Manchester rivals created few chances in a high-paced encounter at City of Manchester Stadium and United’s fifth draw from six away games this season left it four points behind the defending champion. Michael Essien scored and was sent off for Chelsea as the Blues stretched their unbeaten streak against their west London neighbours to 10 matches. Marouane Chamakh scored both goals as Arsenal stayed in third place with a 2-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers, while City stayed fourth. Newcastle stayed in fifth place despite a 2-1 home defeat to Blackburn, followed by six teams tied on 16 points. Chelsea leads with 28 after recovering from Sunday’s surprise 2-0 loss at Liverpool, albeit without dominating its less heralded opponent. Didier Drogba had already had a free kick saved by Mark Schwarzer when Essien, back on the field after missing two matches because of a toe injury, headed Salomon Kalou’s 30th-minute cross down and into the net for his fourth goal of the season. But Essien now faces an absence through suspension after he was shown a red card in the final minute for a two-footed lunge on Fulham forward Clint Dempsey. Chelsea could have won by more. Florent Malouda drew a save from Schwarzer five minutes before halftime and Kalou shot just wide of the far post seconds later. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JON SUPER/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Man City’s James Milner, right, and Patrice Evra of Man U jump for the ball.


New breed of Gold Glovers Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez won their first NL Gold Glove awards, joined by Cincinnati pitcher Bronson Arroyo as a first-time winner. St. Louis first baseman Albert Pujols and Reds third baseman Scott

Rolen won Gold Gloves for the first time since 2006, Rawlings announced yesterday. It was the eighth overall for Rolen. Cincinnati had three winners after leading the major leagues with a .988 fielding percentage. Second baseman Brandon Phillips won his second Gold Glove. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina repeated along with outfielders Shane Victorino of the Phillies and Michael Bourn of the Astros.

Dolphins pin hopes on Pennington’s arm RONALD MARTINEZ/GETTY IMAGES

Veteran passer hasn’t started since injury in Week 3 last year


Merriman injured at practice

Yankees GM meets with Lee

Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman limped off the field with a lower right leg injury shortly after opening his first practice with his new team. The former San Diego Chargers star pass-rusher was hurt during an individual drill a half-hour into practice yesterday.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has travelled to Arkansas to meet with free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee. Cashman was invited Tuesday by Lee’s agent to meet with the 32year-old left-hander and his wife, a person familiar with the arrangements told The Associated Press yesterday.





Chad Pennington




Chad Pennington is replacing Chad Henne as the Miami Dolphins’ starting quarterback. Coach Tony Sparano made the announcement after practice yesterday. The Dolphins (4-4) play host to Tennessee Sunday, when Pennington will make his first start since he suffered a season-ending right shoulder injury in Week 3 last year. “They both have strengths, and certainly weaknesses,” Sparano said. “At this particular time, my decision is Chad Pennington’s strengths might be suited a little bit more for where we need to be.” Sparano made the change mindful of the need for a surge in the standings. The Dolphins trail New England and the New York Jets by two games in the

“He’s on the front end of his career, and I’m on the back end of mine. So we’re not two dogs fighting over the same piece of meat.” CHAD PENNINGTON, ON REPLACING CHAD HENNE

AFC East and lost to both teams at home. But their schedule eases in the second half of the season. “It is time to move,” Sparano said. “If you don’t move during this month, you’re going to be in the also-rans.” THE ASSOCIATED PRESS





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

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Away 4-3-0-0 3-1-2-0 5-2-0-0 4-3-1-0 3-3-1-0 4-5-0-0 5-1-0-0 5-3-1-0 5-2-0-0 4-3-1-1 2-3-0-1 2-5-0-0 2-6-1-0 4-3-1-0 4-5-0-0

Last 10 7-3-0-0 7-2-1-0 6-4-0-0 5-3-2-0 7-3-0-0 5-5-0-0 7-2-0-1 5-4-1-0 5-5-0-0 3-4-1-2 1-6-1-2 5-5-0-0 3-7-0-0 3-6-1-0 3-7-0-0

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Away 3-1-1-1 4-3-0-0 2-4-0-1 4-2-0-0 3-6-0-0 4-2-1-0 3-2-0-0 4-1-0-0 2-1-0-1 4-2-1-0 3-3-0-0 3-3-0-0 3-4-0-0 2-3-2-0 2-3-0-2

Last 10 7-1-1-1 8-2-0-0 7-2-0-1 6-3-1-0 6-4-0-0 4-6-0-0 5-5-0-0 7-3-0-0 6-3-0-1 4-5-1-0 5-4-1-0 5-5-0-0 2-5-3-0 3-3-3-1 2-6-0-2

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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 Buffalo at New Jersey Boston at Pittsburgh St. Louis at Columbus Toronto at Florida Phoenix at Chicago N.Y. Islanders at Anaheim Tuesday’s results Calgary 4 Colorado 2 Ottawa 5 Atlanta 2 Montreal 2 Vancouver 0 Carolina 7 Edmonton 1 Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 0 Anaheim 3 San Jose 2 (OT)

Washington 4 N.Y. Rangers 3 Tonight’s games (All times Eastern) Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Washington, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Carolina, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Detroit, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.


Ovechkin, Wash 8 Crosby, Pgh 9 Getzlaf, Ana 6 B.Richards, Dal 6 Sharp, Chi 10 C.Stewart, Col 10 Selanne, Ana 7 Eriksson, Dal 9 D.Sedin, Vcr 9 Semin, Wash 9 Perry, Ana 6 H.Sedin, Vcr 2 Datsyuk, Det 6 Heatley, SJ 6 P.Kane, Chi 6 Skinner, Car 6 St. Louis, TB 6 E.Staal, Car 6 Hejduk, Col 5 Ryan, Ana 5 J.Thornton, SJ 5 Zetterberg, Det 4 Lidstrom, Det 2 Dubinsky, NYR 10 Giroux, Pha 7 Roy, Buf 7 Alfredsson, Ott 6 J.Williams, LA 6 Byfuglien, Atl 5 Ladd, Atl 5 P.Stastny, Col 5 Toews, Chi 5 Backstrom, Wash 4 Visnovsky, Ana 3 Marleau, SJ 6 Callahan, NYR 4 M.Koivu, Minn 3 Letang, Pgh 3 M.Richards, Pha 3 Not including last night’s games


First Period 1. Colorado, Yip 4 (Holos, Galiardi) 4:13 (pp) Penalties — Sarich Cal (hooking) 2:17, Staios Cal, McLeod Col (fighting) 4:24, Winnik Col (slashing) 8:56, Sarich Cal (interference) 16:04, Winnik Col (hooking) 18:37. Second Period 2. Calgary, Glencross 4 (Bouwmeester, Bourque) 0:36 (pp) Penalties — Liffiton Col (roughing) 7:57, Iginla Cal (holding), Holos Col (interference) 10:03, Bouwmeester Cal (hooking) 11:11, Stajan Cal (holding) 14:19, Hannan Col (holding) 18:40, Glencross Cal (slashing) 19:42, Sarich Cal, Backlund Cal, Liles Col (roughing) 20:00. Third Period 3. Colorado, Stewart 10 (Hejduk, Stastny) 1:25 (pp) 4. Calgary, Backlund 3 (Hagman, Moss) 9:03 5. Calgary, Moss 1 (Hagman, Giordano) 15:45 6. Calgary, Glencross 5 (Bourque, Jokinen) 19:26 (en) Penalties — None. Shots Calgary Colorado

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Goal — Calgary: Kiprusoff (W,6-6-0); Colorado: Budaj (L,4-2-1). Power plays (goals-chances) — Calgary: 1-4; Colorado: 2-7. Att. — 12,219 (18,007) at Denver.


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Yesterday’s results Aston Villa 3, Blackpool 2 Chelsea 1, Fulham 0 Everton 0, Bolton 1 Manchester City 0, Manchester United 0 Newcastle 1, Blackburn 2 West Ham 2, West Bromwich Albion 2 Wigan 1, Liverpool 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0, Arsenal 2

LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP Yesterday’s results Leicester 2, Sheffield United 2 Reading 1, Cardiff 1 Swansea 0, Bristol City 1


Yesterday’s results Dundee United 1, St. Mirren 2 Hearts 2, Celtic 0 Kilmarnock 3, Hamilton 0 Motherwell 4, St. Johnstone 0 Rangers 0, Hibernian 3


Yesterday’s results Brescia 1, Juventus 1 Cagliari 0, Napoli 1 Catania 1, Udinese 0 Cesena 1, Lazio 0 Chievo Verona 0, Bari 0 Genoa 1, Bologna 0 Lecce 1, Inter Milan 1 AC Milan 3, Palermo 1 AS Roma 3, Fiorentina 2


Quarter-finals Yesterday’s results Marseille 2, Monaco 1 Montpellier 2, Lille 1 Valenciennes 1, Paris Saint-Germain 3


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Fourth round, second leg Yesterday’s results Almeria 2, Real Sociedad 1 (Almeria advanced on 5-3 aggregate) Athletic Bilbao 2, Alcorcon 0 (Athletic Bilbao advanced on 3-0 aggregate) Atletico Madrid 1, Universidad de Las Palmas 1 (Atletico Madrid advanced on 6-1 aggregate) Barcelona 5, Ceuta 1 (Barcelona advanced on 7-1 aggregate) Deportivo La Coruna 2, Osasuna 1 (Deportivo La Coruna advanced on 3-2 aggregate) Levante 1, Xerez 2 (4-4 aggregate; Levante advanced on 3-2 away goals) Real Madrid 5, Murcia 1 (Real Madrid advanced on 5-1 aggregate) Sevilla 6, Real Union 1 (Sevilla advanced on 10-1 aggregate) Villarreal 2, Poli Ejido 0 (Villarreal advanced on 3-1 aggregate) Zaragoza 1, Real Betis 2 (2-2 aggregate; Real Betis advanced on 2-1 away goals)


(All times Eastern) Conference Championships (single-game elimination)

EASTERN CONFERENCE San Jose vs. Colorado Saturday’s game San Jose at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.

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Last night’s results Milwaukee at Atlanta Utah at Orlando Charlotte at Toronto Houston at Washington New Jersey at Cleveland Golden State at New York Dallas at Memphis Philadelphia at Oklahoma City L.A. Clippers at San Antonio Minnesota at Sacramento Tuesday’s results Indiana 144, Denver 113 Cleveland 93, New Jersey 91 Utah 116, Miami 114 (OT) Milwaukee 107, New York 80 New Orleans 101, L.A. Clippers 82 Portland 100, Detroit 78 L.A. Lakers 99, Minnesota 94 Tonight’s games (All times Eastern) Golden State at Chicago, 8 p.m. Boston at Miami, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m.


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MLB LEAGUE OFFICE — Elected Kansas City owner and chairman David Glass chairman of MLB Advanced Media.

AMERICAN LEAGUE KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Reinstated C Jason Kendall and OF David DeJesus from the 60-day DL. Traded DeJesus to Oakland for RHP Vin Mazzaro and LHP Justin Marks. Assigned Marks to Wilmington (Carolina). Assigned RHP Brian Bannister outright to Omaha (PCL). Bannister refused the assignment and elected free agency. Designated RHP Brian Anderson for assignment. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Named Gary DiSarcina special assistant to the general manager. TEXAS RANGERS — Announced OF Jeff Francoeur refused outright assignment and elected free agency. Named Todd Taylor executive vice president of ticket sales and marketing. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Named Luis Rivera major league coaching assistant.

NATIONAL LEAGUE CINCINNATI REDS — Announced C Corky Miller refused outright assignment, elected free agency and was re-signed to a minor league contract.

CAN-AM LEAGUE PITTSFIELD COLONIALS — Traded RHP Kyle Zaleski to Lancaster (Atlantic) to complete an earlier trade.

FOOTBALL NFL BUFFALO BILLS — Signed LB Mike Balogun, Signed WR Paul Hubbard from the practice squad. Signed FB Jehuu Caulcrick and WR Montez Billings to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Signed FB Chris Pressley and CB Rico Murray to the practice squad. DALLAS COWBOYS — Placed DE Marcus Spears and KR Akwasi Owusu-Ansah on injured reserve. Signed DL Jeremy Clark and DL Jimmy Saddler-McQueen. DENVER BRONCOS — Signed RB Lance Ball from the practice squad. Waived TE Daniel Coats. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed OT Matt Kopa and CB Al Harris. Waived OT Patrick Brown and CB Jason Allen. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Signed CB Cord Parks to the practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Placed PK Stephen Gostkowski on injured reserve. Signed PK Shayne Graham. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES — Signed S Colt Anderson from Minnesota’s practice squad. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed QB J.P. Losman. Signed S Josh Pinkard, OT Breno Giacomini and WR Antonio Robinson to the practice squad.

HOCKEY NHL ANAHEIM DUCKS — Assigned LW Matt Beleskey and RW Dan Sexton to Syracuse (AHL) for injury rehabilitation. Assigned D Danny Syvret to Syracuse. Recalled D Luca Sbisa from Syracuse. LOS ANGELES KINGS — Placed D Willie Mitchell on injured reserve. Recalled D Jake Muzzin from Manchester (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled C Cody Almond from Houston (AHL). NEW JERSEY DEVILS — Recalled G Mike McKenna from Albany (AHL). VANCOUVER CANUCKS — Recalled Mario Bliznak from Manitoba (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS — Recalled C Marcus Johansson from Hershey (AHL).

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Sunday’s games Division Semifinals East Division Toronto at Hamilton, 1 p.m. West Division B.C. at Saskatchewan, 4:30 p.m.



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