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METRO – Toronto – 04.03.2008

METRO – Toronto – 04.03.2008



Versão integral da edição do jornal gratuito “Metro” que se publica em Toronto, Canadá. 04.03.2008. ...

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    • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 metronews.ca Toronto ➤➤ your money p.13 Saving big with Smart Cookies ➤➤ sports p.12 Sundin has been a rock for Leafs ➤➤ mind & body p.18 Finding the ADRIAN WYLD/THE CANADIAN PRESS right spa for you ➤➤ celeb buzz p.26 Brit dumps paparazzo boyfriend Go directly to jail Conrad Black leaves his Palm Beach, Fla., mansion in a chauffeured SUV yesterday morning for the three- High -1° hour drive to the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex, near Orlando. Black began serving a six-and-a- Low -3° half-year prison sentence yesterday for fraud and obstruction of justice. Story, page 6. WEATHER P. 25 Health alert iors are more likely to have chronic health Report says Canadians problems and need more medications than lacking in health literacy the average adult Canadian, the panel said. Recent immigrants, people with low in- More than half of Canadian adults do not comes and low levels of education, and have the skills necessary to properly make people for whom English or French is not a daily decisions about their health, accord- first language are also most likely to strug- ing to a report released yesterday by the gle with health literacy, said Irving Root- Canadian Public Health Association. man, executive director of the Health and Its expert panel called the low levels of Learning Centre at the University of Victo- health literacy in Canada “critical” and says ria, and co-chair of the expert panel. NOW! a countrywide strategy is needed to solve the problem, especially since our health- Health literacy is defined as the ability to access, understand and use health infor- care system will become increasingly com- mation. Studies have shown low health lit- Tickets: 416.341.1234 or 1.888.OK.GO.JAY, bluejays.com, plex. eracy is linked to poor health. Research has Jays Box Office—Gate 9 at Rogers Centre, or visit select Rogers Video/Plus stores. Only one in eight seniors have adequate shown the prevalence of diabetes — a health literacy skills, which suggests they chronic condition that can be managed may not be able to cope with the health- with lifestyle changes — goes down as IT’S ALWAYS GAME TIME care system on their own, the panel found. health literacy goes up. This is particularly worrying since sen- TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE Free Daily News Group Inc., operating as Metro Toronto 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 703, Toronto, Ontario M3C 3N6. Publisher: Bill McDonald
    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 2
    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 metronews.ca 3 toronto Roy McMurtry, left, a former politician, judge and diplo- mat, will take the ceremonial reins as chancellor of York University on May 23. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE inside workology City fleet Watchdog clears way art of cooking John Cordeaux is director of food and bev- goes green for TTC cameras erage opera- Fleet plan, which will boost tions at The Council backs the number of fuel-efficient Surveillance cameras make Fairmont new eco-friendly city vehicles, reduce their av- TTC riders feel safer and the Royal York. >> 15 initiatives erage size, and explore inno- plan to dramatically expand vative technology. their numbers is OK with entertainment Toronto politicians have “This will allow us to re- Ann Cavoukian, Ontario’s unanimously backed meas- main among the cities leading privacy commissioner. AARON HARRIS/TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE her night ures to make the world on Installing 11,000 cameras Sarah Polley the city fleet greening (its) on buses, streetcars, subway wins seven new models more environ- fleet,” Mayor cars and in stations complies Genie >> In the city’s 4,700-vehicle mentally fleet, 283 vehicles are now David Miller with privacy standards, awards for the film friendly and to low-emission. Some 80 ve- said yesterday Cavoukian said yesterday Away From make it easier hicles are to be replaced by during a three- when she released the results Her. for residents “green” models this year, hour council of her investigation. >> 20 and busi- 100 next year, 140 in 2010, discussion on But the TTC must make and 200 in 2011. nesses to use green issues. Det.-Sgt. Edward Dzingala, right, speaks yesterday as police some changes to ensure the renewable en- Also, a new show off some of the $5 million worth of counterfeit goods network of seeing eyes is celebritybuzz seized during a weekend raid. Lawyer Lorne Lipkus looks on. ergy like solar and wind bylaw passed yesterday will used only for legitimate pur- nip and tuck power. make it easier for homeown- poses and never for American Idol judge Simon Over four years, Toronto ers and businesses to install hopes to cut carbon-dioxide devices on their properties, Police put hooks into voyeurism, as has happened in other cities, she said. Cowell re- veals his “beauty se- emissions by 15,000 tonnes such as solar panels and wind and save $2 million through turbines. ‘big fish’ counterfeiter TTC chair Adam Gi- ambrone endorsed her find- crets.” the second phase of its Green TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE Toronto police believe they’ve seized. Police confiscated ings and said his staff will be >> 27 arrested “one of the big fish” in $804,930 in cash from the Don coming back with a plan for the city’s counterfeit goods Mills Road-Van Horne Avenue implementing them. in tomorrow’s Plant to recycle glass market. Investiga- area home. “I can tell TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE retail value Glass dumped in blue boxes sometimes ends up now. tors raided a you that this »news >> If sold at retail value, in- seizure is the through most of Greater Toronto and Hamilton will be Recycling glass is a losing proposition: Toronto pays North home Thurs- York vestigators believe the merchandise would be largest seizure In Brief processed at a new Brampton $48.75 per tonne to take its day morning, worth between $5 million of counterfeit music notes >> HEALTH A migrant farm plant starting this summer, mixed glass to processors, seizing thou- and $7 million, although jewelry in worker who was stricken by Broken Social Scene gui- saving millions for local mu- which translates into almost sands of most items were likely Canadian his- cancer and fought to remain tarist sold for less than $20. in Ontario’s health-care Jason nicipalities. $1 million per year for the knock-off de- tory, to my system died last month at Collett The new plant, to be built city’s 20,000 tonnes of glass. signer hand- knowledge,” his home in Mexico. Alberto talks by Unical Inc., will turn Because Unical will be bags, wallets and jewelry. said Lorne Lipkus, whose law Garcia, 39, who passed away about Feb. 1, had claimed in 2006 mixed glass into bottles, fi- turning the glass into high- In total, 51,357 fakes, in- firm worked closely with po- that he would not survive if his new breglass insulation and tiles. value products such as new cluding Louis Vuitton lice. he was forced to return to project. his rural village of Cuijingo. That’s a big step up from glass and fibreglass, it will bracelets, Playboy bunny Fu-Ten Huang, 65, faces He lived for about a year using ground glass in charge the municipalities tongue rings, Tiffany earrings various charges. after leaving Canada. roadbeds, which is where it less. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE and Chanel purses, were TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE Make a change in your life and the lives of people living with diabetes. 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 4 toronto The new novel from JODI PICOULT author of MY SISTER’S KEEPER and NINETEEN MINUTES Are tolls an answer? D espite strong opposi- ties such as health and edu- tion among drivers, cation. road tolls are now a What about making tran- serious possibility. The inde- sit riders pay for new lines Could you forgive pendent panel on Toronto’s finances recently recom- through higher fares? One major drawback: Substan- mended user fees for the tial price hikes will drive someone you hate to save city-owned Gardiner Ex- pressway and Don Valley IN TRANSIT “choice” commuters back onto the roads, and that someone you love? Parkway as well as other GTA highways. ED DRASS won’t help traffic condi- tions. t r a ns i t@e d d r as s . co m Although the Ontario Raising taxes for the gen- government rejects tolls on funds on top of that, and eral population may be an- provincially-owned roads, most of the existing rev- other alternative — but if the regional transportation enue streams are accounted you think tolls are politi- agency it created could end for. cally difficult, try getting up supporting such a plan. What’s more, even the elected on a tax-hike pledge. You can be pretty sure the projects already proposed Or perhaps our govern- municipal politicians who for the GTA may not be any- ments should just borrow sit on the Metrolinx board where near enough to make more, but eventually the do not relish the idea of up for past underfunding as principal and interest has to pushing tolls — many mo- well as the massive growth come from taxpayers. Alter- torists are set against paying in traffic expected in the nate financing? Get started more to drive and they will next decade. convincing Bay Street. make things hot for any of- Drivers often point out Those who dislike tolls ficial who proposes it. taxes are already embedded may even push the privati- To argue against “road in the cost of fuel, and this zation of transit as a way of pricing,” you have to believe form of user fee should be removing the tax burden, there are other sources of spent directly on highways. but experience elsewhere money for maintaining and In fact, both the federal gov- has shown that too often expanding our transport ernment and Queen’s Park government subsidy goes network. Infrastructure gob- have boosted their spending up — not down — when bles a lot of cash as subway on roads, bridges and tran- companies run subways and tunnels and highways age sit in recent years. Plus, buses. And once you start and need extensive repair. every dollar that gets talking about the private Brand new rail lines, buses switched to roads means sector buying transport in- or pavement need more less for other societal priori- frastructure, why shouldn’t highways be up for grabs, too? In that case, tolls are • National Sales Director nigh inevitable. Susan Courtney • Retail Sales Director Tracy Day Opposition to road-pric- • Marketing & Research Manager ing schemes may scare Metro Toronto Robyn Payne elected officials into post- 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 703 • Interactive Director poning their arrival, but if Toronto, ON M3C 3N6 Jodi Brown ON SALE main: 416-486-4900 crowding on roads and • Production Director fax: 416-482-8097 trains continues to grow — Gerry Moher TODAY sales: 416-486-4900 ext. 305 • Distribution Manager not to mention overall con- sales: adinfo@metronews.ca Scott Davis cern about the climate — editorial: newsdesk@metronews.ca Toronto’s #1 read free daily newspaper. website: www.metronews.ca then popular opinion will Source: NADbank 2006/07 Base: Toronto CMA distribution inquiries: inexorably shift toward toronto_distribution@metronews.ca charging for the use of pave- • Publisher Bill McDonald ment. Redemption and forgiveness are very • Associate Publisher Irene Patterson • Acting Editor-in-Chief Glen Miller different things…but both begin with a • Associate Managing Editor Tarin Elbert Ed Drass has been covering transporta- tion issues in Toronto since 1998. He Change of Heart • Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor Metro is the world’s largest newspaper, with more has a degree in urban studies from York than 18.5 million daily readers in 100 major cities in University and regularly rides transit in Tina Costanza the GTA and elsewhere. 21 countries. • Art Director Laila Hakim Also available from Jodi Picoult, in paperback: 100% PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL VISIT A DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT WEBSITE AT WWW.OMIHAIR.COM A GOOD FOR YOU!! You're coming to OMI for your hair removal treatment. You are to be congratulated for not wasting B your money with others who overcharge for poor results or undercharge for no result. C OMI's proven they are best since 1979. 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 6 metronews.ca canada The once-vast reserves of Quebec’s maple syrup producers have run dry. La Presse reports that after two poor harvests, the province’s pro- ducers fear the shortfall may drive up prices. THE CANADIAN PRESS Black begins life behind bars Canadian faces public Disgraced media full day of a 61⁄2-year sentence for fraud and obstruction of routines at Coleman mate in a process that took about three hours. beheading mogul arrives justice. His driver piloted the Es- Friends of a Canadian jailed >> Breakfast is only available between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., in luxury SUV He arrived about noon yes- while dinner is offered after the 4 p.m. head count. Prohib- calade about 300 metres up in Saudi Arabia on murder terday in the back seat of a ited acts at Coleman include “unauthorized physical con- the entrance roadway to a charges lashed out at Ottawa Call him 18330-424, Lord shiny, teal-coloured Cadillac tact (e.g. kissing, embracing)” and “operating a business.” small brick gatehouse, where and Saudi justice as news Black of America’s largest Escalade. a guard checked the vehicle spread yesterday that he was federal prison. The 63-year-old Black and three hours after departing a DNA sample was taken. He and allowed it to enter the sentenced to a public be- Disgraced media baron wife Barbara Amiel sat side- their Palm Beach mansion . was settled into his double- rambling property. heading. Conrad Black wakes up today by-side behind tinted win- After driving through dou- bunk dormitory cubicle, out- Amiel and her driver were Mahmoud Al-Ken, a re- behind the gates of a mau- dows in the back of the ble rows of wire fence, he fitted with socks and seen leaving the facility porter for a Montreal Arabic soleum-like facility in Cole- luxury vehicle as they glided was fingerprinted, pho- underwear and other prison about 25 minutes later. radio station, says the family man, Fla., to serve his first past a horde of media about tographed, strip-searched and wear, and assigned a room- TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE of Mohamed Kohail told him yesterday that Kohail was found guilty of murder. Harper innocent, Troops Talking about soldier’s death He says Kohail, 22, is to be beheaded in public but has 80 days to appeal the ruling. Cadman’s wife says A Foreign Affairs official said he could not confirm the Chuck Cadman’s widow says without Harper’s knowl- conviction and sentence yes- Stephen Harper convinced edge. terday evening. her years ago he knew noth- In a statement, Dona Cad- Kohail allegedly was in- ing about an alleged life-in- man said she asked then-Op- volved in a schoolyard brawl, surance offer to her position leader Harper in defence of his younger dying husband — but more than two years brother, that left a Syrian she maintains that a ago if he knew about youth dead. He was arrested pair of Tories dangled the alleged life-insur- with his brother Sultan last a lucrative policy be- ance offer to her hus- spring and imprisoned in Jed- JORDAN VERLAGE/THE CANADIAN PRESS fore the cancer- band in exchange for dah. The younger brother’s Cadman stricken MP. his support in a cru- fate remains unclear. As the prime minister cial confidence vote. The brothers were in a served notice of intent to sue “He looked me straight in fight that broke out after a top Liberals over their com- the eyes and told me he had girl’s male cousin accused ments about the purported no knowledge of an insur- Sultan of insulting her. incident, questions lingered ance policy offer,” Dona Cad- THE CANADIAN PRESS yesterday about whether man said in the statement. Conservative operatives of- “I knew he was telling me Alberta fered a $1-million life-insur- the truth; I could see it in his Col. Jon Vance, Commander of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, and Lt.-Col. Pascal Demers, Commanding Officer of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse, discuss the death of Trooper ance policy to Cadman eyes.” THE CANADIAN PRESS Michael Yuki Hayakaze, pictured foreground, during a news conference in Edmonton yesterday. Tories eye another government term »news In Brief Date set for vote on Afghan mission ELECTION Premier Ed Stel- mach’s Conservatives were The Conservative govern- “I think we’ve been pretty The government’s motion aiming for an 11th straight >> FEUD Finance Minister Jim budget. Flaherty’s comments Flaherty retaliated yesterday came on the heels of a ment has scheduled a vote on up front on a number of occa- — a compromise with the op- majority government in in his feud with Ontario over scathing letter by McGuinty the fate of Canada’s Afghan sions, both in responding to position Liberals — calls for provincial voting yesterday as its economic plan by slamming the former stepping up his attack on provincial finance minister mission for March 13, saying questions in the house, in Canadian troops to remain in Elections Alberta was looking Premier Dalton McGuinty for labelling Ontario the “last the Liberals have all the an- speeches and in briefings,” Afghanistan until July 2011 to see a reversal in a trend of and directing the province to place” to start a business. swers they need to support Defence Minister Peter and withdraw by the end of slumping voter interest. slash taxes in its upcoming THE CANADIAN PRESS extending the deployment. 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 8 metronews.ca world Security officers thought they had found an illegal still in a house in Hamilton, New Zealand. But the equipment was for making ginger beer — a non-alcoholic homemade soda. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS D-Day for Hillary »news Gutted Eco-terrorism? In Brief >> IRAQ A parked car bomb call, but Clinton is finishing Clinton must win at stake killed at least 15 people and strong, simultaneously land- wounded 38 in the Bab al- Ohio and Texas >> Rhode Island, a tight ing punches on Obama while Mudham district of central Baghdad yesterday. to stay in the race race, and Vermont, which skilfully playing the victim of >> NEPAL An 11-year-old girl, is expected to go to Oba- a male-dominated press corps Sajani Shakya, revered as a If Hillary Clinton’s presiden- ma, also vote today. giving Obama a free ride. living goddess in Nepal, has >> There are 370 delegates retired early, less than a year tial bid, which once seemed at stake today, the second If she wins the two states, after she sparked contro- preordained, ends tonight, biggest voting day. she buys a ticket for seven versy by breaking tradition who will tell her? Some think more weeks of campaigning and travelling overseas, officials said yesterday. only Bill Clinton could con- Ohio and Texas tonight and if leading to the Pennsylvania >> LONDON Hasnat Khan, the vince his wife that further she can’t, she will face enor- primary on April 22, a heart surgeon who had a battle with Barack Obama mous pressure to bow out prospect that is being viewed two-year relationship with could be fruitless if things go and anoint Obama the Dem- with trepidation by Democ- Diana, Princess of Wales, told police he doubted she poorly for her today. ocratic nominee. rats. was pregnant when she died ELAINE THOMPSON/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clinton must win both Both states are too close to TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE because she was meticulous about taking her contra- ceptive pills, a coroner’s jury heard yesterday. Israel pulls forces out of Gaza >> IRAN An Iranian women’s rights activist has been barred from travelling to Sweden to receive a prize Israeli troops withdrew from Hamas proclaimed the Is- infantry and tanks from the from her work. Parvin northern Gaza yesterday, but raeli pullback a victory for its Gaza town of Jebaliya after Ardalan is scheduled to receive the 2007 Olof Palme Israel’s leaders warned that fighters. Yet, while defiant in more than two days of fight- award in Stockholm this a broad offensive against Is- public, the movement’s lead- ing, leaving a swath of de- U.S. firefighters pour water onto burning houses yesterday week. Ardalan is the co- lamic militants would con- ers signalled they were try- struction. Roads had been in a suburb of Seattle. Three multimillion-dollar model founder of a campaign homes were gutted. 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 12 metronews.ca sports Peter Forsberg, left, practised with the Colorado Avalanche yesterday for the first time since re-signing on Feb. 25 and said he’ll be a game-time de- cision for tonight’s matchup with the Vancouver Canucks. METRO NEWS SERVICES Captain Consistency Maurice. “And not just han- of the week, says he’s having know, I just seem to enjoy New leagues could crush CFL Sundin keeping dling the media, handling the more fun now than at any coming and playing every Leafs level amid (team) in the room. When you point in his career. day.” f you care at all about bizarre season It’s been a very strange Leaf have to deal with a young player that’s going through something, or the trade dead- “It’s fun playing hockey,” said Sundin. “The last few years, my game has been as Sundin, who said he learned from watching Doug Gilmour and Wendel Clark I the CFL, it is time to start worrying. Seriously. season. line, how he handled it in good, or maybe even better. I live through the pain and Regular York Report Cancer in the locker room that room, it’s been an in- think I’m more experienced. glory of being a Maple Leaf, readers already know was very real, very serious. credible thing to watch. “I enjoy playing admitted the distractions about summer plans to Naked photos of a team “(Without Sundin) I more now at have taken their toll. launch the All-American member surfaced. The GM think you would have this stage of “When you go through a YORK REPORT MARTY YORK Football League, which in- was fired. The team was seen a lot more people my career. I season like we did this year, tends to raid the CFL’s tal- marty.york@metronews.ca booed, at home, regularly. diving for cover.” think maybe it’s not easy for anyone that’s ent for its franchises in The veterans were pressured Sundin, who had sometimes around the team,” said Alabama, Arkansas, about waiving no-trade eight points in four when you see Sundin. “Players live in the Florida, Michigan, Ten- tonio. The league also is clauses in their contracts. games and was recog- the end, and the city, they have friends. It’s nessee and Texas. considering Mexico City Through it all, there has nized yesterday as the light in the tun- impossible not to be affected Well, get set now for the and England. been one constant. Captain N H L’ s nel, I don’t by what’s going on around United Football League, “Our mission is … to Consistency, as in consis- first you. scheduled to kick off in Au- bring real, professional tently great. He’s Mats star “I think you learn, when gust. It has outdoor fall Sundin, one superstar who’s you’re a player for a few megabucks, «“The CFL is already football to getting old, but not even close years, to take what’s good out courtesy of fans,” is the to showing his age. of that and realize people are Mark Cuban thin on talent and “Our captain is the key very interested in what’s and other coaching. (The UFL), message at www.ufl.com piece ... in all those situa- going on with the team.” prominent combined with the “We are as- tions,” said Leaf coach Paul TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE investors who AAFL and, of course, sembling are at least as the NFL, could really the best tal- affluent as obliterate the CFL.”» ent on the SCOREBOARD the Dallas Unnamed football agent field, on the In Brief Edmonton  1    L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 1 NHL St. Louis    1  Mavericks’ sidelines EASTERN CONFERENCE Los Angeles      MLB »sports GP W L OL PTS (D - Division leader; top eight PRE-SEASON GAMES owner. It has a respectable and in the league and team D-Montreal   1  1 clubs in each conference qualify FEATURING THE BLUE JAYS: D-Pittsburgh     1 for playoffs) YESTERDAY’S RESULT >> NFL Randy Moss is staying >> MLB Shaun Marcum pitched commissioner, former NFL offices to ensure we deliver D-Carolina      LAST NIGHT’S RESULTS TORONTO  Cleveland 1 with the New England two scoreless innings executive Michael a credible, high-quality Ottawa      Washington 1 Boston  TODAY’S GAME Patriots. The defending AFC yesterday as the Toronto Blue New Jersey      Ottawa at Anaheim N.Y. Yankees vs. TORONTO, 1: Huyghue. And it has begun product that is accessible Boston      Montreal at San Jose champions re-signed the All- Jays defeated the Cleveland OHL to wave big money in front and affordable for fans.” N.Y. Rangers      TONIGHT’S GAMES Pro receiver to a Indians 6-1 in Grape- Philadelphia      Florida at Boston,  ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE GAMES FEATURING GTA TEAMS: three-year deal that’s fruit League action. of potential recruits. The CFL has been awfully N.Y. Islanders at N.Y. Rangers,  Buffalo  1   1 Buffalo at Philadelphia,  TONIGHT’S GAME reportedly worth $27 Marcum gave up one Washington  1    Oshawa at Windsor, : million US. hit and struck out two. “It’ll get a good TV con- quiet about both these new New Jersey at TORONTO, : N.Y. Islanders  1    Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, : (rescheduled from Feb. ) tract, too,” revealed a foot- leagues. I’m beginning to TORONTO    1  Chicago at Minnesota,  NLL >> NFL Ben Roeth- >> TENNIS Andy Murray Florida   1   Los Angeles at St. Louis, : lisberger signed an upset Roger Federer in ball agent who has several wonder if it is even aware NATIONAL LACROSSE LEAGUE Atlanta   1   Vancouver at Colorado,  eight-year extension the first round of the Tampa Bay      Columbus at Calgary,  GAMES FEATURING THE ROCK: CFL clients. “The CFL is al- of them. SATURDAY’S GAME yesterday with the Moss Dubai Championships WESTERN CONFERENCE GP W L OL PTS Nashville at Edmonton,  TORONTO at Philadelphia, 1 Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday, handing the ready thin on talent and >> Among the first CFLers NBA D-Detroit   1   LOTTERIES that is worth $102 million US top-ranked Swiss his second coaching. This league, com- who may jump to the UFL is D-Dallas  1    LAST NIGHT’S RESULTS D-Minnesota      New Orleans 1 New York  Ontario Pick   and makes him one of the loss in a row. Murray rallied bined with the AAFL and, Ryan Dinwiddie, Win- Ontario Pick  11 league’s top-paid players. to win 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4. Anaheim     1 Dallas at Utah Encore 1 of course, the NFL, could nipeg’s starting quarterback San Jose   1   Philadelphia at L.A. Clippers Daily Keno 1, , , 1, 1, >> NFL Warrick Dunn was >> NBA Yao Ming underwent Calgary      TONIGHT’S GAMES Vancouver    1  TORONTO at Orlando,  1, 1, 1, , 1, released by the Atlanta successful surgery to repair a really obliterate the CFL.” in the 2007 Grey Cup game , , , , , Colorado      Golden State at Atlanta,  Falcons yesterday, one day stress fracture in his left foot Another agent, Gil Scott, … With the Blue Bombers , , 1, , . Seattle at Detroit, : Nashville      Charlotte at Minnesota,  Results not official after the club signed free yesterday. He is expected to was at the NFL’s Scouting short on QBs, they’re talk- Phoenix     1 Memphis at Chicago, : agent Michael Turner. Dunn require three to four months Columbus    1  New Jersey at San Antonio, : ran for 720 yards and four to recover. Combine in Indianapolis ing trade with the Chicago  1    Phoenix at Portland, 1 touchdowns this past season. METRO NEWS SERVICES last week. He saw no CFL Saskatchewan Roughriders representatives but did no- (Marcus Crandell) and the tice UFL types scouting Hamilton Tiger-Cats players in drills. (Timmy Chang) … The CFL “There’s money in this was tampering with its league,” said Scott, who greatest asset the other day represents more CFLers — its rules — and considered than any agent. “You’re a proposal for mandatory talking about guys like two-point converts in over- Cuban and the guy who time. Won’t happen. runs Google (Tim Arm- >> And there are rum- strong). You have to take blings within the NFL that STARTING AT them seriously.” Brett Favre, who will be 39 TIRED OF BEING CRAMMED IN? $59* The UFL will have fran- chises in Austin, Texas, in October, is thinking about retiring as the Green REDISCOVER WHAT TRAVEL CAN BE. TORONTO – MONTRÉAL or OTTAWA For more details, visit viarail.ca Birmingham, Ala., Colum- Bay Packers’ QB this week. or call 1 888 842-7245 bus, Ohio, Las Vegas, Los Could happen. TTY 1 800 268-9503 (hearing impaired). 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 metronews.ca 13 METRO NEWS SERVICES BMO CIBC ICICI ING yourmoney 2.0% 0.2% 4.1% 3.65% PCF RBC Scotia TD 3.75% 3.5% 3.25% 0.05% savings accounts/interest rates Next year brings tax-free savings Q I have more than $80,000 in my Reg- istered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSPs). Can I transfer a portion of my RRSPs to the new Tax-Free The Smart Cookies are now the hosts of a fresh, new TV show on the W Network and the authors of The Smart Cookies Guide To Savings Account (TFSA)? Making More Dough. 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 14 metronews.ca Prepping for a job interview is more common today than a workology decade ago, an Accountemps survey shows — 79 per cent of execs said candidates have some knowledge of the company, up from 59 per cent in a 1997 survey on the topic. METRO NEWS SERVICES on the ➤➤ move with Pitfalls of office profanity By RAFAEL BRUSILOW enza by enza supermodel enza.supermodel@metronews.ca for Metro Toronto wearing in the work- S place can help relieve stress? Hell yeah! Well, not so fast. Though a recent U.K. study highlighted how profanity at work can alleviate tension, skeptics contend that any benefits garnered from the slinging of dirty words is likely to be un- done by all the potential pit- falls the saucy language can Photo by Enza Supermodel lead to. A study released by the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, showed that swearing in the work- place can have positive ef- fects such as decreased stress name >> occupation >> Kasia Lech Intern/Entrepreneur and a boosted sense of soli- darity among co-workers. Swearing in the workplace can relieve stress, some research says. But skeptics point out that the age >> location >> However, Dr. Joanna use of profanity in the office can often cause as much stress as it relieves. 22 Bay & King Streets Mistopulos, a clinical psy- chologist in Toronto who ent meanings for different uation respond. can happen, especially in specializes in workplace is- people, even when used jok- “It really depends on how front of customers,” she said. sues, remains skeptical about ingly. well people know each other. Most importantly, Mitsop- KASIA LECH is in the last weeks of finishing an the practical benefits of curs- “It’s the listener who actu- If everyone in the workplace ulos has dealt professionally internship at BMO Bank of Montreal. However, ing in the ally inter- is on the same wavelength with cases of workplace ha- it’s her work in her start-up fundraising initia- workplace, prets the then cursing would be harm- rassment where swearing tive, Healthy Smiles Campaign, (www. «Even if someone saying instead words that less, but ultimately is that was involved and says the myspace.com/healthysmilescampaign), that has the use of pro- uses a curse word in a are used. something you want to en- biggest problem with the this aspiring entrepreneur on the move. For fanity in the way that is intended to Even if courage in a professional en- idea of “normalizing” swear- Lech, getting children in Africa much needed workplace can be not hurtful, the s o m e o n e vironment?” Mitsopulos said. ing in the workplace is it can dental care is what gives her job satisfaction. often cause speaker has no control uses a curse Frequent use of profanity, leave victims of real harass- When not collecting donations, she’s sharpen- just as much over how a listener can word in a like most things, breeds fa- ment helpless. ing her French speaking skills. stress as it re- interpret it. » way that is miliarity, which Mistopulos “Differentiating between lieves. Dr. Joanna Mistopulos, intended to says can make it difficult to what is light-heartedness “I think in clinical psychologist be not hurt- hold back at times when and what is harassment is terms of using ful, the such language is clearly not difficult, especially in the swearing as a stress reliever speaker has no control over appropriate. courtroom. If cursing is an it’s probably not a goal to how a listener can interpret “It’s habit forming — you acceptable form of expres- have. It’s easy for curse it,” Mitsopulos said. are developing a habit when sion in the workplace, what words to actually cause Of course, each workplace using such words. If you then is the basis for an em- stress,” Mitsopulos said. is different and the appropri- train yourself to speak a cer- ployee to claim it as part of a The problem lies in the ateness of cursing will hinge tain way, it can be hard to harassment action?” she fact that words have differ- on how people in a given sit- break the habit and accidents said. 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 16 workology Mechanic on right track One-handed brake hen it comes to fries, director of employment Stephen’s Employment Re- unteer time to help a foreign- wins design prize W moving people around the city, the Toronto Transit Commis- services for the TTC. Ryan now provides tech- nical support to the team of source Centre to place new Canadians in non-paid jobs to help them gain experience. trained professional find work and upgrade his or her knowledge. Engineering students from The winners receive the University of Guelph $5,000 and the design is en- won a national design com- tered into an international sion claims to be The Better workers who overhaul The commission is in- Ryan says he was amazed petition last week after com- competition for the James Way. streetcars, and investigates volved in the mentoring part- at the diversity of the city ing up with a single-handed Dyson Design Award. Some of the company’s and reports on malfunctions. nership program run by the when he first arrived and bike braking lever that was Wallace said the hand employees say the corporate The TTC has a program Toronto Region Immigrant he’s proud to work for a com- inspired by the needs of a brake was designed so it motto also rings true when it that enables foreign-trained Employment Council. This pany that reflects this. nine-year-old girl with a could be used on any bike. comes to helping skilled new professionals to get their cre- allows TTC employees to vol- TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE malformed hand. “It uses the same brake ca- Canadians join its workforce. dentials reviewed by World The girl, named Lauren, bles as any other bike,” she ex- Ness Ryan, originally from Education Services to deter- couldn’t safely ride a stan- plained. “It would be very Trinidad, says the transit firm mine if they have the equiv- dard bike with hand brakes, easy to integrate it to any bike welcomed him with open alent of Ontario’s Grade 12. so the team — made up of — just take the old handle off arms. Ryan, 34, received the It also takes a flexible ap- engineering and connect equivalent of a community college diploma in mechanical proach to titles and job de- scriptions, which removes If your students Micha Wal- «It uses the same the cables into the Katie brake cables as any engineering technology in Trinidad and spent nine years potential barriers to hiring qualified applicants. English notes lace, Bell, Anina other bike. » brake lever.” The de- in the aircraft industry there, For example, provincial Sakaguchi and Micha Wallace, national design signers built servicing engines and other designations, which some look like this... Andrew Mor- competition winner a prototype parts of planes. TTC engineering jobs require, ris — designed and Lauren Before leaving Trinidad, can require time to process. a system that can be oper- has used it. Ryan spent hours on the In- In the meantime, the TTC maybe you should shift your ated with one hand. Two other inventions ternet learning about agen- may modify a worker’s job creativity into one of Humber’s “We came up with a bike were contenders for the top cies that help new Canadians description to enable him or exciting Design programs. brake lever that combines award: A Shake-N-Scrape with training and job hunting, her to perform a task while both the front and the back snow brush that uses heat to such as Skills for Change and waiting for the paperwork. Get your degree in Interior Design into the same lever handle remove ice from car wind- Costi. He arrived in Canada The TTC conducts job pre- or Industrial Design, using linkages,” said Wallace, shields, entered by Ray Kwa three years ago with his wife sentations at community or- your diploma in Interior Decorating, 23, who is now working to- of Humber College; and B- or take our one-year certificate program and their two children. ganizations such as the ward her master’s degree. Care, a syringe system for in Design Foundation. He attended a job fair run Sudanese Community Asso- The competition was vaccinations that hides the by the Tapscott Employment ciation of Ontario and the Apply now and be well on your way to sponsored by the James needle to make the experi- Resource Centre, where he Arab Community Centre of a dynamic career in the design industry. Dyson Foundation, which ence less frightening for chil- was able to impress re- Toronto. Most attendees are was set up by the inventor of dren. It was submitted by cruiters from the TTC. foreign-trained professionals. Dyson vacuum cleaners. It Maude Blanchard, Audrey “He had an incredible re- The TTC also partners was open to full-time stu- Desjardins, Maxime Roy and sumé,” says Christine Jef- with agencies such as the St. dents or recent graduates Mayka Thibodeau of Univer- from a recognized college or site de Montreal. appliedtechnology.humber.ca/design university. 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 20 metronews.ca entertainment Supermodel Heidi Klum, left, reportedly wants Victoria’s Secret to design an un- derwear line for men. FEMALEFIRST.CO.UK James McAvoy’s moment STEPHEN CHERNIN/THE CANADIAN PRESS Penelope co-star voices coming at us all the bling addict, takes on the part time.” of a suitor for a fee to pay off doesn’t feel He can be a bit of a tease. his debts. snubbed by Oscar Asked on TV when he first McAvoy’s piano playing knew he wanted to be an looks like the real thing on- It’s always a delight to listen actor, he blurted out, “I came screen. Jeff Healey to James McAvoy, to the out of her womb and I thought “No. I cheated,” he says. “I voice you almost never hear I want to be in the movies.” was just pretending.” Adams praises in his movie roles. After all, he added, the womb Snubbed for an Oscar He speaks with a lilting is really one giant movie nomination for his affecting Healey’s talent Scots accent, nothing as thick screen when you’re inside. turn as Robbie in the Best as the brogue heard in Glas- In fact, he was inspired by Picture nominee Atonement, The tributes to jazz and gow where he was born. Still, director David Hayman, who McAvoy was gracious. He blues guitarist Jeff Healey living outside Scotland, visited his school and then was thrilled, he said, just “to are pouring in. McAvoy has lost a degree of cast the 15-year-old McAvoy be talked about at all” as an Rock star Bryan Adams is his native Glaswegian. in his film, The Near Room. Academy Award contender. calling the guitar wizard “People at home tell me I McAvoy went on to study at “I never thought it was the “one of Canada’s greatest tal- sound weird,” he says. the Royal Scottish Academy kind of film people would go FRAZER HARRISON/GETTY IMAGES ents” while fans are filling For his latest role, as suitor of Music and Drama. and see in America.” (His per- the blogosphere with testi- to Christina Ricci playing the Now 28, he has clocked formance did earn him a monials and condolences. pig-snouted daughter of a more than 30 roles in movies BAFTA nomination as Best Healey passed away Sun- wealthy but accursed family and television, becoming a Leading Actor.) day at age 41 after a long in Penelope (now in theatres), household name in Britain “My favourite job ever has battle with cancer that he does a credible American after appearing in a popular been Atonement,” he says. robbed him of his sight when accent. comedy TV series, Shameless. And yes, “the characters I get he was a baby. McAvoy is generous. It’s a Married to actress Anne- Actor James McAvoy to play are generally quite The guitar aficionado rose matter of familiarity: “We get Marie Duff (The Virgin vulnerable. I like that. If to stardom as the leader of lots of American television Queen), McAvoy has lived in somehow mistaken for aris- brought on by an ancestor you’re vulnerable it’s be- the Jeff Healey Band and have done for years. And London since 2000. That’s tocracy. A blueblood is re- who cruelly abandoned a fi- cause you’re open and if THE CANADIAN PRESS the film industry is 85 per where Penelope was filmed. quired to marry Penelope in ancée. you’re open you can commu- cent American. We have your McAvoy’s character Max is order to break the pig curse Max, a musician and gam- nicate.” TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE waffle house row Kid Rock enters not guilty plea MUSIC Kid Away From Her big winner at Genie Awards Rock has Away From Her, Sarah Pol- Away From Her was the the 77-year-old Pinsent, a was nominated for an Oscar ring Viggo Mortensen picked pleaded not ley’s powerful film about toast of the night, with Polley longtime fixture on Canadian as well. Kristen Thomson, up a host of technical Ge- guilty to a Alzheimer’s disease and en- winning best director for her stage and screen who has who played a no-nonsense nies, including editing, over- charge of bat- during love, was the big win- feature-film directorial debut watched from the sidelines as nurse at a health-care facility all sound and sound editing. 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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 entertainment 21 Anne Heche, right, will star opposite Ashton Kutcher in the indie romantic comedy Spread. She replaces Jennifer Jason Leigh, who reportedly left the project because she is pregnant. EW.COM Hirsch carries Into The Wild health Winehouse has skin disease Into The Wild PEOPLE Amy Winehouse has Stars: Emile Hirsch been diagnosed with the skin Distributor: Paramount DVD disease impetigo, her R spokesman confirms, ac- SINCE THE ENDING of Into cording to People.com. Im- The Wild is both obvious petigo causes pimple-like and a basic fact — Sean lumps and is highly conta- Penn’s movie is based on a DVD REVIEWS gious, according to the Mayo true story that was turned RICK McGINNIS Clinic website. into a bestselling book — rick.mcginnis@metronews.ca the real pleasure and art of road to recovery a movie like this is concen- McCandless meets on his trated on the getting there. roundabout escape into Booze, drugs One of the tragedies of this the Alaskan wilderness, banned on tour year’s Oscars was the ab- and Brian Dierker as her sence of Emile Hirsch from bearish boyfriend Rainey — MUSIC Former KISS guitarist the best actor nomina- an impressive debut by a Ace Frehley says he’s banned tions, and while Penn has non-professional. Hal Hol- booze and drugs among all surrounded him with a brook is luminous as a band and crew members stellar cast, Hirsch carries grandfatherly retiree, and along for his solo tour, the the film with a humility Kristen Stewart turns in a Emile Hirsch stars in Into The Wild, which is now available on DVD. Canadian Press reports. “This that helps sell the charac- brief but indelible turn. time around, I’m real serious ter. Certainly, Hirsch’s The richness they lend to 101 Dalamatians, are de- makes Cruella’s malevo- motivations — far more about my sobriety,” he says. shedding of more than 40 McCandless’ encounters on voted to the character of lence all the more com- obscure and unpre- lbs. for the film’s climax his quest to escape society Cruella De Vil, the most pelling. She’s easily the dictable than the protec- serving sentence shows the sort of method — he repeatedly spits the indelible of Disney’s vil- most vivid character in tive instincts of her dedication the Academy word out in a raucous but lains. As animated by the film — a force of na- parents — can be the first Rapper The Game has always applauded; it key scene with Vince Marc Davis and voiced by ture in a world of domes- real threat to a new rela- turns himself in certainly showed a com- Vaughn — underscores the Betty Lou Gerson, Cruella tic animals and their even tionship. mitment to the role more great sense of waste at the is more sinister and vivid more docile “pets,” or PEOPLE Rapper The Game profound than George end of McCandless’ story, than any storybook witch. owners. She’s easy to hate, more online turned himself into Los Ange- Clooney brooding in a suit which makes it resonate While she has no magic but hard to forget, and >> For reviews of My Kid les Twin Towers correctional for Michael Clayton. with tragedy. powers, she’s imbued with most men will note omi- Could Paint That, Human facility Sunday to begin his Much of the two-part the all-too-real menace of nously that she’s intro- Giant and Death At A Wed- 60-day sentence on weapons production documentary 101 Dalmatians a psychotic’s obsessive duced as a college friend ding, please visit charges, E! News Online re- included with the two-disc Stars: Betty Lou Gerson mania — in this case, a of Anita, the Dalmatians’ www.metronews.ca. ports. METRO NEWS SERVICES edition of Into The Wild Distributor: Disney DVD never-explained need to demure mistress. As any deals with the casting, G turn puppies into coats. man can tell you, nothing which is full of standout Being the first Disney can be as immediately performances, including A WHOLE FEATURETTE, animated feature with a threatening to a relation- Catherine Keener as the and much of a production modern setting — damp, ship as the judgment of hippie surrogate mother documentary included on overcast, austere postwar your wife or girlfriends’ figure Hirsch’s Christopher the bonus disc of Disney’s Britain in this case — it old confidantes, whose
    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 22 entertainment John Goodman, left, as well as Ed Asner and Jane Alexander have joined Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel in the cast of the indie offbeat romantic comedy Gigantic. EW.COM movies Documentary taps polar bear Knut Disney’s old-school animation 101 Dalmatians DVD on what would become 101 Dalma- sometimes messy tutorial in cell- FILM Germany’s original or- sparks memories tians — getting called to the studio painting were bookends with inter- phaned polar bear cub Knut every month or so to re-record a sin- views and a tour of the last working is back and on the big screen of intensive process gle line of dialogue over and over as Xerographic machine on the lot. as the star of a documentary By RICK MCGINNIS many different ways as possible. “I Spread over three rooms in a Disney detailing the first year of his Metro Toronto was single when I started,” Davis re- building, the Xerograph is basically a life spent at the Berlin Zoo, calls, at a press event at the same stu- primitive photocopier that allowed the Associated Press reports. Lisa Davis was just 21 years old, a dio where she worked almost 50 Disney artists’ drawings to be printed Knut And Friends recently British actress struggling for work on years ago. “I was married, I got preg- directly onto animation cells, and had its premiere at Berlin’s B-movies in Hollywood, when she got nant, I had a baby. I did my life dur- contributed immensely to the look of Zoo Palast cinema. The film the call to audition for a voice role at ing this movie.” 101 Dalmatians, the first film made tells how Knut was rescued Walt Disney studios. Cruella, as voiced by Betty Lou with the technology. in 2006 after his mother After learning Zsa Zsa Gabor’s Gerson and animated by Marc Davis, The event was also a re-launch of abandoned him. Hungarian accent while working on became one of Disney’s most memo- sorts for Disney’s 2D animation, the now-infamous Queen Of Outer rable villains, a sinister high camp abandoned during the last days of the DISNEY award Space, she was asked to try and imag- creation with her lethal cheekbones, Eisner administration and revived ine a character called Cruella De Vil toxic cigarette holder and two-toned Disney character animator Andreas when Pixar head John Lasseter took Sheen to receive for an animated feature the studio hair. The film is finally being released Deja shows reporters the intricacies over animation at the studio last year. humanitarian nod was putting into production. Right on DVD this week, in a special two- of character drawing. “All children love to draw,” Deja says, away she knew it was a mistake, and disc edition that includes Davis read- trying to describe the appeal of Dis- PEOPLE Actor Martin Sheen risked her future by telling Walt Dis- ing the letters written by Dodie reacquaint a horde of international ney’s classic 2D cartoons, “and seeing is to be honoured by the Uni- ney himself that it wasn’t working, Smith, author of the book on which press with the process of two-dimen- drawings move and become real is a versity Of Notre Dame in In- but that she’d love to try out the role the film was based, to Walt Disney sional animation. A character draw- fascination that just doesn’t get old. diana for his humanitarian of Alice, Cruella’s demure college during the long process of production. ing workshop with Disney’s Andreas The DVDs of the old films have al- work, BBC News Online re- friend. The press event took two days be- Deja — the Polish-born heir to the ways sold and done really well, and ports. She got the role, and ended up tween Disneyland in Anaheim and studio’s rich history of character ani- that wouldn’t happen if people didn’t METRO NEWS SERVICES spending the next four years working Disney Studios in Burbank to try and mation — and a frustrating and love seeing drawings move.” Subtly Chic. Sheerly Bold. Compensation for participation. Clearly Authoritative. Biovail Contract Research specializes in conducting clinical research trials. We are looking for healthy males and females who are smokers and free of With a Dash of the Unexpected. daily medications to participate in the following study: If you are a smoker and want to participate in a clinical research study, contact us. FASHION OUR BIGGEST ISSUE EVER! SPECIAL! 200 PAGES OF + SHOW- RACHEL STOPPING SPRING www.biovail-cro.com STYLE BILSON: STREETWISE 416-752-3333 CALIFORNIA BEAUTY: GRAFFITI- SWEETHEART INSPIRED MAKEUP / HOTELR/ A LIMIT NUMBER OFED NNE E DI R PRICE SEAT TOP 50 S ONLY ONE STEP ALWAYS IN THEAT ONLY AHEAD: SEASON: S PACKAG E $ 149 P.P. ULTRA-MODERN STARS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. ACCESSORIES STRIPES $ (REG VALUE FOREVER! SITE SEE WEB AILS UP + March 2008 FOR DET TO $94) NYLONMAG.COM MGMT THE RAVEONETTES VAMPIRE WEEKEND AND GUS VAN SANT Available at NOW ON STAGE UNTIL APRIL 27. 244 Victoria St. • Toronto 416-872-1212 1-800-461-3333 mirvish.com www.queenonline.com
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    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 24 tv watch Eric Dane named to cast of Marley & Me CBS outfoxed again Grey’s Anatomy star Eric AFTER THE FOX: The writ- cluttered desk at CBS backup plans to fill the Dane has joined Jennifer ers’ strike seems to have News, complaining that he vacuum, while Fox had Aniston, Owen Wilson, and claimed another belated can’t get the top off this In- Idol waiting in the wings, Alan Arkin in Marley & Me, victim this week, with the ternet thing. leaving Moonves to stand Fox 2000’s adaptation of announcement by Nielsen (Just how long they’ll be at the bridge of his ship, BOB D’AMICO/ABC John Grogan’s bestselling Media Research that CBS able to ignore the oldsters betting on a short strike memoir, ew.com reports. might be forced to relin- remains to be seen, how- and dismissing the iceberg David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) is directing the quish its “most watched network” status to upstart IDIOT BOX ever, as Baby Boomers, flush with retirement sightings. Fox, never overly con- movie, about an ambitious Eric Dane Fox, the youngest and (by a RICK McGINNIS money and the proceeds of cerned with its dignity, had rick.mcginnis@metronews.ca reporter (Wilson) who moves reputation that it does lit- liquidated real estate, and shows like the truly disturb- with his wife (Aniston) to home, eating everything in tle to rebuke) crassest of used to being catered to at ing Moment Of Truth ready Miami for a newspaper job sight, and even getting the big four. it for most of the season.” every stage of their lives, to go, and unlike CBS — the and decides to adopt a puppy booted out of obedience In a Los Angeles Times Of course, we’ve re- start making their needs home of blue-chip dramas before starting a family. school. Dane plays the re- piece, Scott Collins calls up hearsed this ritual a few felt in the media market- like CSI and the fading real- The dog, Marley, starts out porter’s best friend, who CBS for a reaction, and gets times before, as the end of place. Ever wondered what ity franchise Survivor — was as a cute, little Lab puppy but helps talk him into getting a defiant one. “We’re not every season every year My Generation would able to postpone the next grows up to be quite a hand- the dog. Shooting starts this conceding,” said David since I started writing this sound like as the score for season of 24 for a whole ful, barreling through their month. METRO NEWS SERVICES Poltrack, CBS’ executive column has seen Fox edge an adult incontinence ad? year without anyone really vice president of research up close to CBS, and even Wonder no more ...) noticing. LEGE ARTISTMSKIN CARE INC and planning, who hinted beat them out in key demo- CBS CEO Les Moonves They outplayed and out- advanced european skin care in downtown toronto since 1996 that no one at Fox ought to graphics such as 18-34-year- definitely took a “damn gunned CBS, but that celebrate too hard should olds. Going against the torpedoes” approach to shouldn’t come as a sur- it end up with the bigger conventional marketing the strike, even going so prise to anyone. If you’ve numbers at the end of this wisdom, CBS has contin- far as to say that, while the always prided yourself in The Golden Standard in PhotoTherapy for season. “I don’t think ued to court older viewers network might have been doing anything to win, no Laser Hair Removal Acne & Acne Scars there’s anyone who’s going — “the over-50 set that losing advertising money one will complain when 8 sessions - $800 + get a FREE MICRODERMABRASION to read anything into this Madison Avenue pretends with a lack of new pro- you do. 20% OFF regular prices when you buy 4 sessions season,” Poltrack said. “Our is invisible” as Collins put gramming, at least it Rick McGinnis writes about music, dominant franchise is it, quite truthfully, while didn’t have to spend any to movies, books and television, but not Offers valid until March 31 2008. GST extra. scripted programming, casting a bemused eye over make the damn things. opera. He walked 47 miles of barbed Lege Artis™ Skin Care Inc. 27 Carlton St #201 (at College Sbw) 416www.lege-artis.ca - 642-1382 and we have been without Andy Rooney, still at his Other networks had wire and has a cobra snake for a necktie. alien territory LARRY WATSON/FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY Actress Gillian Anderson in The X-Files’ final episode. Anderson returns to Scully character FILM Actress Gillian Ander- son has found it tough reprising her role for the forthcoming The X-Files movie, imdb.com reports. The star played F agent .B.I Dana Scully in the sci-fi TV series until it finished in 2002, and admits having a six-year break from the character has been difficult to deal with. She says, “I expected to get back into Scully like flipping on a light switch but it’s taken a lot more effort.” The as-yet-unnamed film — a follow-up to the series’ first big-screen outing in 1998 — is slated for release later this year. METRO NEWS SERVICES
    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 take five 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 down >> HOROSCOPE 1 Stray 28 Clueless ARIES | March 21-April 20 15 16 17 2 London park 29 Add- — (extras) Be the one to give emotional support. Some- 18 19 20 3 Wishes for 30 Cooling device one accuses you of being hasty. Do what you 4 Opossum’s grip- 32 Resolute have to do to get out of a bind. 21 22 23 24 25 26 per 33 Region of India 5 Stately tree 36 Dorothy’s aunt TAURUS | April 21-May 21 27 28 29 30 6 Elvis’ hometown 37 Guarantee Your remarks will give pleasure to someone. 7 Atlanta university 38 Conviction The effects of stress are noticeable. A tedious 31 32 33 34 8 Cast off (2 wds.) 40 Role player person will try to get your attention. 9 Ginger — 41 Not hers 35 36 37 38 10 Polite word 43 Element 18 sym- GEMINI | May 22-June 21 11 Suffers from bol A merchant who saw an event is in despair. 39 40 41 17 Very 44 Rain hard Stolen property will be found. You’ll experi- 19 Teaser 45 Earthen jar ence many surprising situations. 42 43 44 45 46 22 Apply a jimmy 46 Cozy dwelling CANCER | June 22-July 22 24 Lawrence’s inits. 47 Tiny bit 47 48 49 50 51 Someone will have to move. An important 25 Two-color cookie 48 Outback bird person that you’ve met will become a good 26 Feathered talker 49 Ballpoint 52 53 54 friend. You’re living too extravagantly. 27 Balmy 50 Jogged 55 56 57 LEO | July 23-Aug. 23 There will be a warning of deception. A cher- ished person will walk into an argument. Cau- across >> previous answer tion is advised in an unfamiliar situation. 1 Kid’s question 23 Energy source 40 Wheel buy (2 wds.) S P A D I S C A T E N T I N OA T H NU K E VIRGO | Aug. 24-Sept. 22 4 Monsieur’s pate 27 We — robbed! 41 Search —! Romance is found in a peculiar place. Tackle 8 Window frame 29 Galleon cargo 42 PC alternatives U L N A S R I O T E T N O ON P O C K E T neglected details as you go ahead. You’ll feel 12 Yes, to Angus 30 Tempestuous 44 Traffic cone disconnected from reality. S T AME B A S O RD 13 Grad 31 Hungry — a bear 47 Takeoff P L A C E WA CO 14 Charles Lamb 32 Whichever 51 Percent ending A P RON S WA R S AW LIBRA | Sep. 23-Oct. 23 15 Snake River loc. 33 Four qts. 52 Revival shout P R I G L EG I T Your protest is noticed by those who matter. 16 Quacks 34 Type size 53 Kind of tradition T O M WH I T E N B I Hang on for your life in love. Success is loom- 18 Untamed 35 Cattails 54 Overhead railways A L I E N S GR A M ing for those who have planned. 20 Psyche’s suitor 37 L-o-n-g time 55 Major League play MU OG L E U S U R P 21 Mont. neighbor 38 Glamorous wrap 56 Pulled apart GN U S L AMP E E L SCORPIO | Oct. 24- Nov. 22 22 Thickness 39 Doll’s cry 57 Frying medium MO L E O RC A D R Y An unforgotten love pierces your memory. Ask for directions when you get lost. Some- one will fail to appear. SAGITTARIUS | Nov. 23- Dec. 21 TONIGHT: Quell a disturbance with a smitten one. Ail- Dallas Green ments delay an important meeting. You’ll lose nothing by using common sense. CAPRICORN | Dec. 22-Jan. 20 Family matters will figure prominently in your plans. A squeaky wheel will get greased. Someone finds your distrust fascinating. AQUARIUS | Jan. 21-Feb. 18 A person is stronger than you expected. Something new will become part of your life. cbc.ca/thehour Tonight at11 Vagueness will seep into a conversation. PISCES | Feb. 19-Mar. 20 instructions >> solve time >> Don’t place your faith in promises. Avoid 7 2 The digits 1 through Under 13 minutes Genius making investment decisions. There will be ir- 13-17 minutes Scholar ritations on the home front. AVATAR VENUS 9 will appear exactly 1 6 once in each row, each 17-21 Smart 21-25 Pretty good column, and each zone. 5 8 4 7 9 More than 25 Keep practising Thisday in history This Day (A zone is an outlined 3x3 grid within the previous answer 3 5 6 IN HISTORY larger puzzle grid. 7 1 2 9 6 4 5 8 3 There are nine of these 8 6 4 3 2 5 9 1 7 3 2 8 March 4, 1814: Americans March 4, 1933: Bertha zones in the puzzle.) Do 5 9 3 7 1 8 4 6 2 not enter a digit into a defeat the British at the Wilson is appointed as first 6 4 1 2 8 1 5 4 6 3 7 9 Battle of Longwoods near woman to sit on the box if it already ap- 6 7 9 2 3 1 8 4 5 present-day Wardsville, Supreme Court of Canada. 4 8 6 5 3 pears elsewhere in the Ont. same 3x3 zone, or in 4 3 5 8 7 9 6 2 1 March 4, 1997: U.S. Presi- 9 7 the same row across 9 4 7 1 8 3 2 5 6 March 4, 1877: Pyotr Ilyich dent Bill Clinton bans feder- the puzzle, or column 1 5 6 4 9 2 7 3 8 Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan ally funded human cloning Lake premieres in Moscow. research. 9 1 down the puzzle. 3 2 8 6 5 7 1 9 4 WIKIPEDIA.ORG Toronto weather Temperature Normals Afternoon Tonight Wednesday Thursday Friday High: 0.8° Low: -7.2° Records High: 13.3°/1974 Low: -28.9°/1950 Sunrise: 6:49 a.m. Flurries. Ice pellets. Flurries. Flurries. Light snow. Sunset: 6:11 p.m. Moonrise: 5:21 a.m. -1° -3° -1°/ -5° 1°/ -8° -2°/ -8° Moonset: 2:49 p.m. ©The Weather Network 2007
    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 26 metronews.ca celebritybuzz Britney dumps Paris explains owning 17 dogs paparazzo Socialite Paris Hilton has defended herself against criticism of her extensive pet collection, insisting she only owns 17 dogs be- cause they keep breeding, imdb.com reports. The Simple Life star is at the centre of a new Los Angeles Department of Animal Services investigation after recently boasting about her pooches on Ellen DeGeneres’ TV talk show. But Hilton claims her brood keeps growing because she doesn’t want to Andrew H. Walker /Getty Images separate newborn pups from their parents. B ritney Spears has dumped her photographer lover after finding “They keep having babies and I Kevin Winter racy text messages from other /Getty Images feel bad to give them away be- women on his phone, femalefirst.co.uk re- cause I feel like, if I had a baby ports. and someone gave it away it The 26-year-old singer became con- would be mean,” Hilton said. vinced Adnan Ghalib had cheated on her Metro News when she discovered the series of raunchy Services texts and threw the paparazzo’s $600 US iPhone into her pool at her Holly- wood Hills home before ordering him to leave. “There were about a dozen text messages from one girl, all sent on one day. They were pretty saucy stuff with sexual references — certainly not the sort you’d send to just a friend,” a source Diablo mulls says. “Britney lost it and started yelling. She was demanding to know who sent tattoo of Page the texts and shouting, ‘What’s this Screenwriter Diablo Cody is planning a new tattoo to cele- about? You’re cheating on me.’” brate her Oscar win, imdb.com reports. Spears decided to confront Cody picked up the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Ghalib after two video clips showing Juno, and wants to have the face of the film’s star, him out with two women, one of Ellen Page, etched onto her skin, according to which showed him holding hands pals. with one woman, were posted on “She’s talking about getting a tattoo of Ellen the Internet. Page’s face. She’s like, ‘Wouldn’t it look great,’” Vince Bucci “Adnan said the girl was just a /Getty Images a friend tells PageSix.com. friend but Britney got more and more Diablo’s admiration of Page, who was angry. Then she told him, ‘That’s it. It’s nominated for a best actress Oscar for her over,’” the source added to Britain’s role in the film, appears to be mutual. The Sun newspaper. “Just before she “This is one of the best experi- told Adnan to go, she took the ences I’ve had making a film for phone and threw it in the pool. He sure,” Page said. “... I was in didn’t bother trying to get it out.” love with this script.” Metro News Services Metro News Services Earn $ as a 41 Professional .25/hr E nrol now at the Haverhill Institute of Staging and begin an exciting career as a Professional Home Stager. At Haverhill, we stand behind your success by guaranteeing Home Stager. you employment after graduation - or your Money Back! You’ll also enjoy the flexibility of full, part-time or casual employment with health benefits. USIVE ST CL EX Get started today! Call now for more Details: As Seen On 416.590.1221 or visit haverhillstaging.com * health benefits only apply to full-time employment. THE HAVERHILL INSTITUTE OF STAGING & DESIGN
    • Metro • Tuesday, March 4, 2008 celebrity buzz 27 Simon spills Avril talks about freaky fans ‘beauty secrets’ Avril Lavigne trusts rocker husband Deryck Whib- ley with groupies — because she has far more obses- sive fans following her every move, femalefirst.co.uk reports. The singer insists if anyone should be concerned, S imon Cowell is a metrosexual — and proud of it, People.com reports. In U.K.’s Glamour magazine, the American Idol judge has admitted to it’s the Sum 41 star because she is constantly hounded by odd devotees. getting regular Botox injections and wearing lifts to make him appear taller. “I’m the one with all the stalkers,” Lavigne has told “To me, Botox is no more unusual than toothpaste,” the 48-year-old said. “It Maxim magazine. “I get these works. You do it once a year — who cares?” weirdo, crazy guys. There are a As for his shoes, he admitted to wearing platform heels that are “an inch lot of ‘Avril, marry me!’ signs. high, maybe.” I’ve had fans tattoo my face But Cowell insisted there’s one physical attribute that’s natural. on them, or get the same tat- “I’d never dye my hair,” he said. “Although I know everyone thinks I do.” toos I have. I’ve had women Another thing he’d “never” do? Get married. Vince Bucci tell me they named their /Getty Images The record exec — who has been dating girlfriend Terri Seymour off and on since daughters after me, which is 2003 — said he remains a confirmed bachelor. kind of weird because I “I don’t want to marry anyone,” he explained, “because whoever marries think people will hear me will end up hating me.” their name and totally Oh, and he won’t endorse Viagra, either. He told the maga- think of me. If someone zine he turned down big money — about $2 million US — to were named Shania, be the face of the erectile dysfunction drug. It was, he I’d think Shania said, “a f***ing insult.” Metro News Services Twain.” Metro News Services Stephen Shugerman /Getty Images Kate to revisit Grey’s Rosanna wins battle Kate Walsh is about to return to familiar territory. Rosanna Arquette has received undisclosed dam- The former star of Grey’s Anatomy, who now takes ages and an apology from Britain’s News Of The centre stage on this season’s new World after it ran a story in November claiming the TV series Private Practice actress once had a drug problem, People.com reports (which, due to the writers’ BBC News Online as saying. strike, is on a break until “This upsetting and untrue alle- fall), is set to return to her gation has caused me a lot of dis- original series in her role as tress,” Arquette said. Dr. Addison Montgomery, In its article retraction, the People.com reports. newspaper said, “We are happy The one-episode guest to clarify the situation and apol- spot will be seen this ogize to Ms. Arquette ... In spring, ABC has confirmed fact, her only involvement JUNKO KIMURA/GETTY IMAGES to ew.com. with drugs was when she ex- No firm date has been perimented with marijuana set for when it will air, but the when she was a teenager network has five original some 30 years ago.quot; episodes of Grey’s Anatomy Arquette intends to con- ready for broadcast starting tribute the monetary damages April 24. to the Children’s Hospital in Los psey leaves a press JAPANESE JAUNT Actor Patrick Dem Japan, yesterday. Metro News Angeles. conference promoting Enchanted in Tokyo, Services Metro News Services ns in Japan March 14. The movie, which stars Dempsey, ope Vince Bucci Franco Origlia /Getty Images /Getty Images
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