February 9, 2009

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WHO'S SUING WHOM

Kimber Kennedy, wife of University of Mississippi men’s basketball coach Andy Kennedy, is going to court over a lack of sex. In December, Andy was arrested for allegedly punching a taxi driver, Mohammed Jiddou, and likening him to Osama bin Laden.
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WORLD

'Stewmaker' dissolved 300 in acid baths

They call him El Pozolero (“the Stewmaker”), a macabre tribute to his grisly trade. Arrested last week in Tijuana, Mexico, Santiago Meza López has admitted to dissolving some 300 bodies in acid over the past 10 years. His victims, he said, were the enemies of a drug lord who paid him $700 per week for his work.
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OPINION

It’s time to talk about North American integration

Now that Barack Obama has announced that he will make his first international visit to Canada, Stephen Harper should use the opportunity to rejuvenate an idea that has been shrivelling on the vine this past decade: North American integration.
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INTERVIEW

‘Most people here don’t have a wide emotional range. It's the type of people astronauts are, they’re required to be level.'

Q: You were the first Canadian to go into the international space station, in 1999, and you’re scheduled for another space shuttle mission in May. Is being 10 years older an advantage, or a disadvantage? A: Well, you certainly don’t have the energy you had when you were 20.
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SOCIETY

HOW THEY DO IT IN...

Police have detained a goat after they were tipped off by local vigilantes. The vigilantes allege that the goat is actually a man, who through the art of black magic has transformed himself into the cloven-hoofed suspect after trying to steal a Mazda 323.
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CAPITAL DIARY

There was no traditional gun salute welcoming Michaëlle Jean for Throne Speech the Sequel, but there were protesters demanding an end to Ottawa’s seven-week transit strike. And unlike November’s Throne Speech, Stephen Harper greeted the Governor General without Laureen Harper (is glamour a new government cutback?).
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Business

Would a $100million fine be too much?

$100 million is a lot of money. Even to Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the billionaire wonder duo who created the BlackBerry wireless device. Yet that’s the pound of flesh Ontario’s security regulator reportedly hopes to extract for Research in Motion’s involvement in a stock option backdating scandal.
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THE BACK PAGES

ACCORDING TO TV...THE INAUGURATION

“Barack Obama is our first African-American president. He fulfills the dream of Martin Luther King, and as our first Hawaiian president, he fulfills the dream of Don Ho. Dick Cheney showed up to the inauguration in a wheelchair. I think the reason is his legs have turned back to hooves.”
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