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FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCT. 29-31 2010

VOL.6 Nº143

Recycle me

Max. 12

Min. 5

BACK FOR A KICK AT

THE HORNET’S NEST P15

VANCOUVER P4-5

Neverland

hits the stage

SPORTS

Empire-sized test for

desperate Leos P41

The 6-10 B.C. Lions are in for a fight against

the 9-7 Saskatchewan Roughriders in what

will be their last game at Empire Field this

season.











PHOTO CARMINE MARINELLI

VANCOUVER

STAR WHACKED

LOCAL › Randy Quaid claims ‘malignant tumour of star whackers in Hollywood’ out to get him. P3


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCT. 29-31 2010

VOL.6 Nº143

Recycle me

Max. 12

Min. 5

BACK FOR A KICK AT

THE HORNET’S NEST P15

VANCOUVER P4-5

Neverland

hits the stage

SPORTS

Empire-sized test for

desperate Leos P41

The 6-10 B.C. Lions are in for a fight against

the 9-7 Saskatchewan Roughriders in what

will be their last game at Empire Field this

season.











PHOTO CARMINE MARINELLI

VANCOUVER

STAR WHACKED

LOCAL › Randy Quaid claims ‘malignant tumour of star whackers in Hollywood’ out to get him. P3


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Mayor Gregor Robertson breaks ground on Vancouver’s first Short Term

Incentives for Rental housing development on Granville Street Tuesday.

Opponents of the STIR program maintain the city’s First Citizen is

attempting to dupe the public into believing the benefits of the program

without a comprehensive plan in place. – QMI AGENCY

RCMP arrest

gangsters,

charges laid

DHARM MAKWANA

QMI Agency

Two of seven alleged gangsters

arrested Wednesday afternoon

face several firearms

related charges, according to

RCMP.

Members of the Uniformed

Gang Task Force spotted the

group of men around 4:30

p.m. in Vancouver’s Kensington

Park and seized two assault

rifles and one handgun

during the arrest. A pair of

unidentified 26-year-old men

remains in police custody.

“We recognize there is much

speculation, rumour and innuendo

in the Metro Vancouver

gang environment that has

led to tensions and instability,”

a statement from RCMP said.

“While we have seen a reduction

in violent crimes across

the region this year, we know

that violence within the gang

world can erupt at any time.”

Mounties described the

stepped-up patrols as proactive.

“As law enforcement, we are

united in addressing this

issue,” said Combined Forces

Special Enforcement Unit

Chief Officer Dough Kiloh.

“Police partnerships and intelligence

sharing have never

been more integrated and this

has allowed us to focus on

those who perpetrate violent

actions in our communities.”

CFSEU Gang Task Force

Supt. Tom McCluskie said

police would continue to target

suspects believed to be involved

in organized crime.

Actor Randy Quaid makes his way to his

refugee claim hearing at the Immigration

and Refugee Board in Vancouver

Thursday. PHOTO CARMINE MARINELLI

› NEWS

Three Vancouver regional teens will have their contest-winning

posters wrap a SkyTrain, which TransLink unveiled yesterday. The

Teens Against Gangs poster contest received 24,000 entries. The

next step of the program is a video contest for high school students.

– QMI AGENCY

‘Star whackers’ want me: Quaid

BOB MACKIN

QMI Agency

Actor Randy Quaid said Thursday

there is a “malignant tumour

of star whackers in Hollywood”

out to ruin his career

and murder him.

Quaid claimed he and wife

Evi are victims of a conspiracy

by a “monstrous ring of accountants,

estate planners and

lawyers.” He said his younger

brother, actor Dennis Quaid, is

an accomplice because he

bought a house from the couple’s

ex-lawyer, Lloyd Braun.

Quaid said neither Evi nor

himself are criminals, fugitives

or crazy. He said friends Heath

Ledger, Chris Penn and David

Carradine were “whacked” and

that Britney Spears, Lindsay

Lohan and Mel Gibson “are

being played to get at their

money.”

Coroners dismissed homicide

in the deaths of Ledger,

Penn and Carradine. Spears,

Lohan and Gibson have publicized

drug and alcohol addictions.

The couple’s ex-private

detective Becky Altringer told

24 hours that the the conspiracy

theory is false. She said the

only one who poses the Quaids

danger is Evi Quaid.

Randy Quaid’s Immigration

and Refugee Board refugee

hearing Thursday was postponed

to Nov. 8. He was freed

Wednesday on a $10,000 bond.

Evi Quaid did not attend. She

was freed outright Wednesday

after the IRB agreed she could

qualify for Canadian citizenship

because her father was

born in Canada.

The couple was arrested Oct.

21 in Vancouver and held by

Canada Border Services

Agency after missing an Oct. 18

Santa Barbara, Calif. court

hearing on charges they vandalized

a house they once

owned. They are expected to

appear in Santa Barbara for a

criminal arraignment on Tuesday.

If they don’t show up, they

will forfeit the $500,000 bonds

they posted and new arrest

warrants will be issued, said

District Attorney Lee Carter.

The Quaids’ immigration

lawyer Catherine Sas said they

would do whatever is “legally

required,” but she stopped

short of saying they would go to

California for the hearing.











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√ CAMPBELL

Premier Gordon Campbell’s

Wednesday night televised

address cost $240,000 to

produce, air and advertise,

Campbell told media

Thursday. The segment was

paid for out of the provincial

government’s advertising

budget. Campbell used his 22

minutes of airtime to defend

the HST and to announce a

15 per cent reduction in tax

on income less than $72,000.

√ HIT-AND-RUN

A B.C. mother who repaired

her son’s SUV after it was

allegedly involved in a fatal

hit-and-run was found guilty

of obstruction of justice at

the B.C. Supreme Court

Thursday. Allyne Fitzgerald

and her son, James High,

were arrested in 2006, after

the body of 21-year-old

Robert Staines was found on

Begin Street in Coquitlam.

Crown counsel stayed

charges against High in

2008.

√ HALLOWEEN

Vancouver police are warning

the public to exercise good

judgment this Halloween.

The VPD suggests children

always be accompanied by

an adult and avoid

consuming unpackaged

food. Costumed locals are

also asked to ensure that any

toy swords and guns can

readily be identified as

replicas, and that anyone

planning on using fireworks

is 19 or older and has

obtained a permit.


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› NEWS

AMYFABULOUS.COM

Amy

Columnist

Dating again

a minefield

Being single again after being in a serious relationship

is quite an interesting experience. You realize how much

you’ve grown and changed – including your tastes, your

attractions, your ways of meeting people, and definitely

your boundaries.

When you’re on a date or pursuing someone, when

and why does it go downhill? What is that pivotal point

where someone goes from the “have potential” bucket

to the “douche bag” bucket? Usually, there is a moment

when the interest level drops to absolute zero within a

matter of seconds.

Since a little dating 101 is never a bad thing, I’m going

to share a few tips and pointers for men when trying to

attract a girl or get a date.

Here’s to, “What not to do …”

When on a dinner date and both our glasses are

empty, but there is only enough water for one glass in

the pitcher … do not pour all the water into your own

glass. (If you are reading this and wondering if this was

you, yes it is and now you know why I would never

hang out with you again).

When trying to get me to respond on a dating site, do

not get angry that I haven’t responded to your previous

message and accuse me of being

racist and only liking “white guys”.

Do not hit on If I met you at a rave and thought

me all night and you were the coolest thing and by

then when I’m

the end of the night I couldn’t get

away from you any faster, blame it

not looking, hit on the love candy and not on my in-

on my best

sensitivity.

friend. Girls tell If I make the effort to hang out at

your place, you ask me to stay over

each other ev- and I say no, do not let me walk to

erything. We my car at 1 a.m. by myself while

talk… A LOT. you’re perplexed about your nonaction

night.

Do not count a wad of cash

wrapped in a rubber band while eating at a Red Robin.

Do not tell me you have five kids and think I’ll still

want to make out with you.

Do not hit on me all night and then when I’m not

looking, hit on my best friend. Girls tell each other

everything. We talk … A LOT.

You should probably refrain from telling me you love

me the first time we meet.

If you are an Asian gangster with your shirt buttoned

halfway down and you are carrying your signature LV

man purse, do not tell your girlfriends to try to recruit

me to hang out with you and your douche bag friends

at the club. I can sense douche bag activity a mile away.

On a dating site, do not use any of the following usernames:

“SpankYouVeryMuch”, “GreenEyesForYou” or

“Daaa Money”.

I know these are recessionary times, but dude, do not

ask me to hire you. Pitching while flirting doesn’t go

well together.

Ok… that’s a handful of tips. I have more, but we’ll

save those for a rainy day – and unfortunately, yes, all

of the above are true experiences. Happy dating!

Read more Amy Chan at www.amyfabulous.com

JACKO

LIVES IN

EAST VAN

MUSIC Michael Jackson defined the sound of

Halloween for a generation with his smash hit

“Thriller”. East Vancouver band Neverland is

picking up where the King of Pop left off with a

tribute looking to make hundreds on Saturday

dance their asses off at the Biltmore Cabaret.

Sarah

QMI Agency

Halloween is all about celebrating

the macabre. And really,

is there anything more

horrifying than watching a

beautiful, talented black man

slowly mutate into a decrepit,

OCD white woman?

That’s why our entertainment

pick for this weekend is

Neverland, the ultimate

Michael Jackson tribute

band.

Fronting this theatrical,

Vancouver-based 10-piece is

Stephen Hardie – a man

who’s been preparing for this

role most of his life.

“He actually earned his

entertainer’s badge in

Cub Scouts by performing

Michael Jackson,” says Neverland

guitarist Cody Fennell

of his bandmate. “We’ve been

friends since the early 2000s.

But even before I got to know

him, I had been told about

him and how he’s like an awesome

Michael Jackson.”

After hanging out with

Hardie for awhile and watching

him bust out his Billie

Jean moves in public (every

chance he got), Fennell and

co. got to thinking it might be

time to channel all that talent.

“I was like, ‘This guy lives

this – he needs to use it if he’s

going to live it so hard,’” recalls

Fennell. “Then we

started talking about how it’d

be fun to start a Michael

Jackson cover band.”

But it was just talk – that is,

until that fateful day on June

25, 2009, when Wacko Jacko

passed away. It may have

been dark days for MJ fans

worldwide, but it was also

just the impetus that Fennell

and his friends needed to

make it happen, and not in a

half-assed way, either.

Come Saturday, when Neverland

brings its production

to the Biltmore Cabaret (2755

Prince Edward St.), ticket

holders can expect projected

visuals, audience interaction

and plenty of surprise gags

(which we won’t ruin for you

right now, but here’s a hint:

Jesus juice).

“We just know that his concerts

were all about putting

on the ultimate show, so we

decided to try our hardest to

put on the ultimate show,”

FEEDBACK

GORDON CAMPBELL claims B.C. has the lowest HST in

Canada. As though we have the lowest sales tax. Does he

think we forget about provinces like Alberta that have no

HST or PST? Maybe when his popularity drops to zero per

cent he'll figure out that persistently deluding us like that is

only compounding his unpopularity.

– Rob Cross

WE NEED TO have the courage as a population to unequivocally

denounce Mr. Campbell’s reckless tax cuts.

«He actually earned his entertainer’s badge in

Cub Scouts by performing Michael Jackson.

We’ve been friends since the early 2000s. But

even before I got to know him, I had been told about

him and how he’s like an awesome Michael Jackson. »

says Fennell. “We basically

try to make it as big and huge

as possible.”

As for the music itself, you

can expect to dance your ass

off. Neverland doesn’t mess

with MJ’s boogie vibe by

veering off into other genres

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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OCTOBER 29-31 2010 OCTOBER 29-31 2010

› NEWS 5

for the sake of East Van street

cred.

“We give it our own elements,

but at the same time

we stay true to the

sound...We’re not trying to

turn it into a punk rock

Michael Jackson thing,” says

To do this, it might help to reflect on the fact that we’re

not just isolated individuals, concerned only about the

amount of money in our pockets. Aren’t we also commuters,

students, patients, artists, athletes, outdoor enthusiasts,

parents, renters and mortgage holders who depend

on government support for the services that ensure

our social cohesion? In the end, these tax cuts amount to

a 15 per cent reduction of our quality of life in B.C.

– Luke Mayba

A FEW MONTHS ago, I wrote a letter to Gordon Campbell

with what I think were fair questions. In his reply

much like every other politician, he answered but not

what I had asked. I think that people like him don't get it.

– Martin Hroch

Fennell. “We just try to make

it as pleasing to our ears as

possible.”

So has Hardie’s onstage

moonwalk lived up to his

bandmates’ expectations?

“I think he’s better than

most Michael Jackson impersonators

that I see on TV

and stuff,” says Fennell. “A lot

of jaws drop when they first

get to witness Steve do his

thing.”

This Halloween will mark

the band’s third show. And so

far it’s been a very positive experience

for everyone involved

– especially for

Hardie, who’s finally found a

way to exorcize some of that

Thriller energy out of his system.

But don’t expect this to be a

weekly gig. Something this

elaborate and exceptional

should only be enjoyed on

special occasions. Fennell

agrees.

“We don’t want to go out

and beat everyone over the

head with it to the point

where they get sick of it,” he

says, adding, “it’s all about

finding the right shows and

making those shows worthwhile.”

Michael Jackson tribute band

Neverland brings their 10-piece

set to the Biltmore Cabaret on

Saturday night.

PHOTO CARMINE MARINELLI

√ SATURDAY NIGHT

Neverland plays the

Biltmore Cabaret

(2755 Prince

Edward Street) on

Saturday, Oct 30

along with Harsh

Tokes, a late ’80s/

early ’90s punk

rock cover band

(think Bad

Religion, NOFX &

the Descendents).

Cover: $15. Showtime:

11:30 p.m. -

3 a.m.

VANOC skips

rent for five

months: FOI

BOB MACKIN

QMI Agency

Vancouver city Hall secretly

paid VANOC $2.32 million for

furniture and computer equipment

and gave it five months

free rent, 24 hours has learned.

A Jan. 8 in-camera staff report,

obtained via Freedom of

Information, advised city

council to rubber-stamp the

purchase of “all furniture and

workstations including the

building security system and

all hardware, software, key

cards and related components”

from the Olympic committee’s

city-owned East Vancouver

headquarters and

branch office in Whistler.

Contracts over $100,000

must go to tender, but there is a

loophole that allows sole

source bids on “rare occasions”

if approved by the city manager

and/or council. City manager

Penny Ballem is one of

two civic appointees to the

VANOC board of directors.

Ballem did not comment

before 24 hours’ deadline.

The report said the goods

were originally worth $9 million.

Under the Jan. 31 asset

agreement, VANOC got five

months free rent until Oct. 31,

worth $50,000. The few employees

left with the organization

move this weekend to an

undisclosed downtown Vancouver

location.

“Council was informed of

that purchase, it was quite a

savings,” said Coun. Ellen

Woodsworth. “I was very

much against them not paying

rent at that site.”

The furniture is being turned

over to the Vancouver Police

Department, which is taking

over the former Campus 2010

for its new headquarters. City

hall spent $24 million to buy

the property on Graveley and

Kootenay streets in 2005.


PUMPKIN Victoria-based sculptor Fred Dobbs

of Sandemonz carved a spooky image into an

800-pound pumpkin for an exhibit at Metropolis

at Metrotown on Thursday — QMI AGENCY

PHOTO CARMINE MARINELLI

BC HYDRO

Expensive table

riles NDP critic

BOB MACKIN

QMI Agency

BC Hydro spent more than

$25,000 on a new boardroom

table for its downtown Vancouver

headquarters, 24 hours

has learned.

Hydro unveiled the oddshaped

table at an Aug. 25

news conference for the sale of

Olympic street banners to raise

funds for the former VANOC

Fabrication Shop.

Hydro paid the rebranded

Tradeworks FabShop

$20,797.28 to build, deliver and

design the table, and Ashley

Pryce $4,375.92 for design. The

figures were obtained via Freedom

of Information after

Hydro did not respond to questions

about the table’s cost in

August.

Hydro spokeswoman Susan

Danard said the previous table

was more than 50 years old

“and no longer met our needs”

for computer access and

wiring for microphones and

conference calling.

“I didn’t see a lot of coffee

rings on the table or any need

to replace it,” said NDP energy

critic John Horgan.

Horgan said frivolous spending

is a symptom of the “sense

of entitlement” senior Crown

corporation executives have

under the BC Liberals.

“The public expects public

companies to watch the pennies,

dimes and quarters just

like they have to,” Horgan

said.


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› NEWS

flash

GOOD NEWS

An artist who wanted to make art more accessible

has installed vending machines across Germany

offering unique art miniatures in small boxes. Lars

Kaiser, a 35-year-old artist from Potsdam, said he

came up with the novel idea to give art lovers the

chance to buy the inexpensive art samples from

vending machines around the clock. He has installed

about 100 of the uniquely decorated art vending

machines in public buildings, bars and on exterior

walls throughout Germany. The refurbished vending

machines once sold cigarettes, chewing gum or

condoms in the 1960s and 1970s. — REUTERS

World Bank steps up for nature’s sake

The World Bank on Thursday launched a

program to help nations put a value on

nature — just like GDP — in a bid to stop the

destruction of forests, wetlands and reefs

that underpin businesses and economies.

The five-year pilot project backed by India,

Mexico and other nations aims to embed

nature into national accounts to draw in the

full benefits of services such as coastal protection

from mangroves or watersheds for

rivers that feed cities and crops. — REUTERS

BY THE NUMBERS

360 metres

The length of the MS Allure of the Seas, the

world’s largest passenger vessel, pictured here

at a shipyard in Turku, Finland. The ship,

towering 72 metres above the waterline, can

hold 6,300 passengers and is set to sail for

Florida on Friday. Among its many luxurious

amenities, it boasts an ice-skating rink on

board. — REUTERS

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1 2 3

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart further

opened up the battle ground

between comedy and news in his

interview with the President of the

United States this week.

WEIRD NEWS

DRIVER CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY READING BOOK ON HIGHWAY

A Merlin, Ont., man was charged with careless

driving for allegedly reading a book

while driving on Canada’s busiest highway.

Police near London said they received a

complaint from a motorist at about 2:30 a.m.

Thursday about a distracted driver on Highway

401. The caller told police a Pontiac G5

was being driven with its interior light on

TWITTERTRENDS

The world premiere of The

Walking Dead, AMC’s flesh-crawling

series is happening this Sunday

night — a Halloween treat for

horror aficionados, at 10 EST p.m.

TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN A steamroller runs over several thousand fake Swiss

watches, confiscated by Swiss customs throughout 2010, at the Bern-Belp airport in Bern

Thursday. The counterfeit watches were destroyed on Thursday as part of Stop Piracy Day

2010. — REUTERS

Charlie Chaplin: Irish filmmaker

George Clarke sent Twitterers

worldwide into a frenzy when he

showed a woman apparently

talking on a cellphone in Circus, a

Charlie Chaplin movie made in

1929. Clarke – who is getting

plenty of press for bringing this to

our attention – is asking people

to weigh in with their theories,

and believes himself that this

woman is a time traveller.


Canada’s Top 3

CRTC

Julie Andrews

Dane Cook

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and “the driver was reading a book.” “The

officer located the car which was not driving

in its own lane, straddling the centre line

and the driver could be seen looking

down,” said Const. Aaron McPhail. “The vehicle

was pulled over and the driver was

charged. “ The 24-year-old man is charged

with careless driving. — QMI AGENCY

FRIDAY - SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29 - 31 2010

A Chinese research centre

has built the world’s

fastest supercomputer,

called the Tianhe-1A,

announced Thursday.

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› NEWS

flash

GOOD NEWS

An artist who wanted to make art more accessible

has installed vending machines across Germany

offering unique art miniatures in small boxes. Lars

Kaiser, a 35-year-old artist from Potsdam, said he

came up with the novel idea to give art lovers the

chance to buy the inexpensive art samples from

vending machines around the clock. He has installed

about 100 of the uniquely decorated art vending

machines in public buildings, bars and on exterior

walls throughout Germany. The refurbished vending

machines once sold cigarettes, chewing gum or

condoms in the 1960s and 1970s. — REUTERS

World Bank steps up for nature’s sake

The World Bank on Thursday launched a

program to help nations put a value on

nature — just like GDP — in a bid to stop the

destruction of forests, wetlands and reefs

that underpin businesses and economies.

The five-year pilot project backed by India,

Mexico and other nations aims to embed

nature into national accounts to draw in the

full benefits of services such as coastal protection

from mangroves or watersheds for

rivers that feed cities and crops. — REUTERS

BY THE NUMBERS

360 metres

The length of the MS Allure of the Seas, the

world’s largest passenger vessel, pictured here

at a shipyard in Turku, Finland. The ship,

towering 72 metres above the waterline, can

hold 6,300 passengers and is set to sail for

Florida on Friday. Among its many luxurious

amenities, it boasts an ice-skating rink on

board. — REUTERS

WWW.24HRS.CA

Advertising: 604-322-2341

Fax: 604-382-3036

Editorial: 604-322-2356

Fax: 604-322-3036

Distribution: 604-322-2353

Promotion: 604-322-2371

OVERHEARD

1 2 3

The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart further

opened up the battle ground

between comedy and news in his

interview with the President of the

United States this week.

WEIRD NEWS

DRIVER CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY READING BOOK ON HIGHWAY

A Merlin, Ont., man was charged with careless

driving for allegedly reading a book

while driving on Canada’s busiest highway.

Police near London said they received a

complaint from a motorist at about 2:30 a.m.

Thursday about a distracted driver on Highway

401. The caller told police a Pontiac G5

was being driven with its interior light on

TWITTERTRENDS

The world premiere of The

Walking Dead, AMC’s flesh-crawling

series is happening this Sunday

night — a Halloween treat for

horror aficionados, at 10 EST p.m.

TIME WAITS FOR NO MAN A steamroller runs over several thousand fake Swiss

watches, confiscated by Swiss customs throughout 2010, at the Bern-Belp airport in Bern

Thursday. The counterfeit watches were destroyed on Thursday as part of Stop Piracy Day

2010. — REUTERS

Charlie Chaplin: Irish filmmaker

George Clarke sent Twitterers

worldwide into a frenzy when he

showed a woman apparently

talking on a cellphone in Circus, a

Charlie Chaplin movie made in

1929. Clarke – who is getting

plenty of press for bringing this to

our attention – is asking people

to weigh in with their theories,

and believes himself that this

woman is a time traveller.


Canada’s Top 3

CRTC

Julie Andrews

Dane Cook

General Manager: Philip Tan › philip.tan@sunmedia.ca Director of Sales: Elena Dunn ›

elena.dunn@sunmedia.ca Distribution: Mike MacKichan › mike.mackichan@sunmedia.ca

Promotions: Elise Toplass › elise.toplass@sunmedia.ca CORPORATE Vice President

24 hours Canada: Christianne Benjamin.

and “the driver was reading a book.” “The

officer located the car which was not driving

in its own lane, straddling the centre line

and the driver could be seen looking

down,” said Const. Aaron McPhail. “The vehicle

was pulled over and the driver was

charged. “ The 24-year-old man is charged

with careless driving. — QMI AGENCY

FRIDAY - SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29 - 31 2010

A Chinese research centre

has built the world’s

fastest supercomputer,

called the Tianhe-1A,

announced Thursday.

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(Noun) AKA a hill.

I’m going outside today

for my workout. I don’t

care if it’s raining, I’m

going to get the heart

pumping on the old

organic stairmaster.

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8

Military

under fire

over

soldier’s

suicide

DOMINIQUE LA HAYE

QMI Agency

Defence Minister Peter

MacKaysaidThursdayhewas

shocked and outraged by his

department’streatmentofthe

family of a traumatized Canadiansoldierwhokilledhimself

after five previous attempts.

Relatives of Cpl. Stuart Langridge

say the forces failed to

stepinandhelpLangridgebefore

he killed himself at CFB

Edmonton in March 2008.

Thesoldierwassufferingfrom

post-traumatic stress syndrome

after serving tours in

Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Langridge’s mother, Sheila

Fynes, appeared in Ottawa on

ThursdaywithNDPMPs.She

said the defence department

didn’t provide her son with

treatmentheneeded,andofficials

neglected to initially informthefamilythatLangridge

had left a suicide note.

MacKaysaidhewouldspeak

to her to address the issues.

› NEWS

DEAD SOLDIER’S WIFE IN COURT

‘I’m really, really sorry,’ Khadr says

Omar Khadr

apologizes to the

widow of Sgt. First

Class Christopher

Speer on Thursday

in a courtroom in

the Guantanamo

Bay U.S. Naval

Base, Cuba.

JANET HAMLIN,

ILLUSTRATION



























BRYN WEESE

QMI Agency

Canadian terrorist Omar

Khadr took the stand Thursday

and apologized to his victim’s

widow in what was a

very emotional day in court at

the Guantanamo Bay U.S.

Naval Base in Cuba.

“I’m really, really sorry for

the pain I’ve caused you and

yourfamily,” hesaid, standing

in court and looking towards

Tabitha Speer.

“I wishI coulddosomething

that would take this pain

away from you.”

Khadr killed Tabitha’s husband,Sgt.FirstClassChristopher

Speer, with a grenade in

a July 2002 firefight in

AfghanistanwhenKhadrwas

15 years old.

Speer’s widow clutched the

hands of those next to her and

shook her head from side to

side as Khadr spoke, and

sobbed afterwards.

Earlier Thursday, an eloquent

and dignified but emotional

Speer had words for

Khadr, too.

“You will forever be a mur-

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

derer in my eyes,” she said

during her nearly hour-long

testimony. “It doesn’t matter

whatyousayfromthisdayon.

“I hear over and over how

he’s the victim, he’s the child.

I don’t see that. The victims

— the children — are my children.

Not you,” she added.

“They’re the ones hurting.

You made a choice; my children

had no choice.”

Khadr’s unsworn statement,

which closed out

Thursday’s proceedings in

his sentencing hearing, was

not under oath but also not

subject to cross-examination.

In it, he told the jury

how he wanted to be a doctor,

to “relieve” the physical and

emotional pain of others that

he knows well.

He also said, despite what

people have said about him

here in court, he has no anger

or hatred in his heart: “You’re

not going to gain anything

from hate. Love and forgiveness

are more constructive,

and will bring people together

... and solve a lot of

problems.”


8

Military

under fire

over

soldier’s

suicide

DOMINIQUE LA HAYE

QMI Agency

Defence Minister Peter

MacKaysaidThursdayhewas

shocked and outraged by his

department’streatmentofthe

family of a traumatized Canadiansoldierwhokilledhimself

after five previous attempts.

Relatives of Cpl. Stuart Langridge

say the forces failed to

stepinandhelpLangridgebefore

he killed himself at CFB

Edmonton in March 2008.

Thesoldierwassufferingfrom

post-traumatic stress syndrome

after serving tours in

Bosnia and Afghanistan.

Langridge’s mother, Sheila

Fynes, appeared in Ottawa on

ThursdaywithNDPMPs.She

said the defence department

didn’t provide her son with

treatmentheneeded,andofficials

neglected to initially informthefamilythatLangridge

had left a suicide note.

MacKaysaidhewouldspeak

to her to address the issues.

› NEWS

DEAD SOLDIER’S WIFE IN COURT

‘I’m really, really sorry,’ Khadr says

Omar Khadr

apologizes to the

widow of Sgt. First

Class Christopher

Speer on Thursday

in a courtroom in

the Guantanamo

Bay U.S. Naval

Base, Cuba.

JANET HAMLIN,

ILLUSTRATION



























BRYN WEESE

QMI Agency

Canadian terrorist Omar

Khadr took the stand Thursday

and apologized to his victim’s

widow in what was a

very emotional day in court at

the Guantanamo Bay U.S.

Naval Base in Cuba.

“I’m really, really sorry for

the pain I’ve caused you and

yourfamily,” hesaid, standing

in court and looking towards

Tabitha Speer.

“I wishI coulddosomething

that would take this pain

away from you.”

Khadr killed Tabitha’s husband,Sgt.FirstClassChristopher

Speer, with a grenade in

a July 2002 firefight in

AfghanistanwhenKhadrwas

15 years old.

Speer’s widow clutched the

hands of those next to her and

shook her head from side to

side as Khadr spoke, and

sobbed afterwards.

Earlier Thursday, an eloquent

and dignified but emotional

Speer had words for

Khadr, too.

“You will forever be a mur-

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

derer in my eyes,” she said

during her nearly hour-long

testimony. “It doesn’t matter

whatyousayfromthisdayon.

“I hear over and over how

he’s the victim, he’s the child.

I don’t see that. The victims

— the children — are my children.

Not you,” she added.

“They’re the ones hurting.

You made a choice; my children

had no choice.”

Khadr’s unsworn statement,

which closed out

Thursday’s proceedings in

his sentencing hearing, was

not under oath but also not

subject to cross-examination.

In it, he told the jury

how he wanted to be a doctor,

to “relieve” the physical and

emotional pain of others that

he knows well.

He also said, despite what

people have said about him

here in court, he has no anger

or hatred in his heart: “You’re

not going to gain anything

from hate. Love and forgiveness

are more constructive,

and will bring people together

... and solve a lot of

problems.”


10

√ ARGENTINA Tens of

thousands of Argentines paid

tribute Thursday to former

President Nestor Kirchner,

whose death rallied markets

but robbed his wife and successor

President Cristina Fernandez

of her closest adviser.

Kirchner, 60, was Argentina’s

most powerful politician and a

leading contender for next

year’s presidential election.

Supporters filed past Kirchner’s

closed coffin, some

weeping and punching their

fists in the air. — REUTERS

TEHRAN

1 The

› WORLD

United States and its European allies are preparing

a new offer to Iran on a possible nuclear fuel swap

that would include tougher conditions than those

rejected by Tehran last year, the New York Times said.

— REUTERS

BELGRADE

2 Serbia

offered a 10-million euros reward on Thursday

for information leading to the arrest of the Balkans’

most wanted war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, whose capture

is a condition for European Union membership. Mladic

was indicted by the United Nations war crimes court for

genocide in the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in the

Bosnian town of Srebrenica. — REUTERS

DAMASCUS

3 The

United States launched a diplomatic assault on

Syria at the United Nations Thursday, accusing it of

joining forces with Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas

to destabilize and undermine Lebanon. — REUTERS

HONG KONG

4 Simon

“Shock & Awe”

Sims, right, from Morgan

Stanley fights against Guy

“Black Eye” Erricker from Charterhouse

during the “Hedge

Fund Fight Nite” charity event in

Hong Kong on Thursday. The

event hopes to raise money for

Operation Smile and Operation

Breakthrough,

organizers said. — REUTERS

2

3

world tour

1

5

4

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

RULING DISAPPOINTS FISHERIES MINISTER

EU seal ban gets the go ahead

REUTERS — The European

Union got the green light

Thursday to close its borders

to seal products, when an EU

court decided to impose a ban

even though a legal challenge

from Canadiansealhuntersis

still in progress.

The EU’s General Court —

the second-highest court in

the 27-state bloc — said there













was no need to delay the ban

for the duration of court proceedings

and added it had not

seen enough evidence that

the ban would damage seal

hunting communities.

Seal hunters and processing

firms from Canada, Norway

andGreenlandsecuredatemporary

delay in the ban this

summer,sayingit wouldslash

incomes in traditional Inuit

communities and trigger suicides

and substance abuse.

But they presented too little

paperwork to prove their current

financial situation, future

income losses or access

to unemployment benefits,

the court ruling said.

In Ottawa, Fisheries Minister

Gail Shea said she was











ISLAMABAD

5 The

disappointed by the court decision.“Whatwewanttodoiscontinue

to express our support

for the seal industry here in

Canada, to the sealers on our

coasts and in the North,” she

told reporters.

The International Fund for

Animal Welfare praised the

decision and insisted the EU

ban would exempt Inuit-derived

seal products.

The EU ban, approved last

year and originally due to

take effect in August, triggered

a Canadian government

challenge at the World

Trade Organization and a

separate suit by seal hunters

at the EU’s General Court

this summer.

Taliban are negotiating a peace deal with a Pakistani tribe in

the northwest, tribal elders said on Thursday, that could give militants

access to remote strategic areas on the Afghan border. The talk of

a deal between members of tne Haqqani network — one of the most

dangerous Taliban factions — and the Turi tribe in the Kurram region is

likely to raise concerns in the United States which has been demanding

Pakistan get tough with the militants fighting Western forces across the

border. “We are holding talks to end violence and fighting in the region.

People have become fed up with fighting,” The region is a strategic prize

for Pakistan, the militants and even the United States. It lies opposite

Afghanistan’s Paktia, Nangarhar and Khost provinces and is next door to

North Waziristan, the main base of the Haqqani network in Pakistan.

— REUTERS


10

√ ARGENTINA Tens of

thousands of Argentines paid

tribute Thursday to former

President Nestor Kirchner,

whose death rallied markets

but robbed his wife and successor

President Cristina Fernandez

of her closest adviser.

Kirchner, 60, was Argentina’s

most powerful politician and a

leading contender for next

year’s presidential election.

Supporters filed past Kirchner’s

closed coffin, some

weeping and punching their

fists in the air. — REUTERS

TEHRAN

1 The

› WORLD

United States and its European allies are preparing

a new offer to Iran on a possible nuclear fuel swap

that would include tougher conditions than those

rejected by Tehran last year, the New York Times said.

— REUTERS

BELGRADE

2 Serbia

offered a 10-million euros reward on Thursday

for information leading to the arrest of the Balkans’

most wanted war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, whose capture

is a condition for European Union membership. Mladic

was indicted by the United Nations war crimes court for

genocide in the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Muslims in the

Bosnian town of Srebrenica. — REUTERS

DAMASCUS

3 The

United States launched a diplomatic assault on

Syria at the United Nations Thursday, accusing it of

joining forces with Iran and Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas

to destabilize and undermine Lebanon. — REUTERS

HONG KONG

4 Simon

“Shock & Awe”

Sims, right, from Morgan

Stanley fights against Guy

“Black Eye” Erricker from Charterhouse

during the “Hedge

Fund Fight Nite” charity event in

Hong Kong on Thursday. The

event hopes to raise money for

Operation Smile and Operation

Breakthrough,

organizers said. — REUTERS

2

3

world tour

1

5

4

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

RULING DISAPPOINTS FISHERIES MINISTER

EU seal ban gets the go ahead

REUTERS — The European

Union got the green light

Thursday to close its borders

to seal products, when an EU

court decided to impose a ban

even though a legal challenge

from Canadiansealhuntersis

still in progress.

The EU’s General Court —

the second-highest court in

the 27-state bloc — said there













was no need to delay the ban

for the duration of court proceedings

and added it had not

seen enough evidence that

the ban would damage seal

hunting communities.

Seal hunters and processing

firms from Canada, Norway

andGreenlandsecuredatemporary

delay in the ban this

summer,sayingit wouldslash

incomes in traditional Inuit

communities and trigger suicides

and substance abuse.

But they presented too little

paperwork to prove their current

financial situation, future

income losses or access

to unemployment benefits,

the court ruling said.

In Ottawa, Fisheries Minister

Gail Shea said she was











ISLAMABAD

5 The

disappointed by the court decision.“Whatwewanttodoiscontinue

to express our support

for the seal industry here in

Canada, to the sealers on our

coasts and in the North,” she

told reporters.

The International Fund for

Animal Welfare praised the

decision and insisted the EU

ban would exempt Inuit-derived

seal products.

The EU ban, approved last

year and originally due to

take effect in August, triggered

a Canadian government

challenge at the World

Trade Organization and a

separate suit by seal hunters

at the EU’s General Court

this summer.

Taliban are negotiating a peace deal with a Pakistani tribe in

the northwest, tribal elders said on Thursday, that could give militants

access to remote strategic areas on the Afghan border. The talk of

a deal between members of tne Haqqani network — one of the most

dangerous Taliban factions — and the Turi tribe in the Kurram region is

likely to raise concerns in the United States which has been demanding

Pakistan get tough with the militants fighting Western forces across the

border. “We are holding talks to end violence and fighting in the region.

People have become fed up with fighting,” The region is a strategic prize

for Pakistan, the militants and even the United States. It lies opposite

Afghanistan’s Paktia, Nangarhar and Khost provinces and is next door to

North Waziristan, the main base of the Haqqani network in Pakistan.

— REUTERS


12

√ ITALY Italian Prime Minister

Silvio Berlusconi dismissed

as “media trash” on

Thursday reports that a

teenage girl attended parties

at his Milan villa. Italian

newspapers have reported

that a 17-year old Moroccan

runaway named Ruby had

told prosecutors in Milan

that she attended parties at

Berlusconi’s sumptuous villa

in Arcore, northern Italy.

— REUTERS

√ KIM JONG-UN The

White House said on

Thursday that North

Korea’s leadership transition

appeared to be only in

the early stages and it

would still take some time

to discern the final outcome.

Jeff Bader, President

Barack Obama’s Asia adviser,

made clear, however,

that Washington was

closely monitoring the political

situation after North

Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s

son, Jong-un, gained

greater prominence in recent

weeks as his father’s

likely successor.

— REUTERS





› WORLD

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

U.S. MILITARY ON ALERT AHEAD OF MARATHON

Security tight at Pentagon

REUTERS — The Pentagon is

tightening security for this

weekend’s Marine Corps

marathon after a series of

shootings targeting military

buildings in the Washington

area, an official said Thursday.

The FBI says a single

weapon was used in an Oct.

19 shooting that shattered

two windows at the Pentagon

and in another shooting at a

Marine Corps museum south

of Washington the previous

weekend.

It is investigating whether a

third shooting at a Marine

Corps recruiting station this

week was also connected.

No one was injured in the

shootings but security measures

were being heightened,

a Pentagon spokesman said.

“The Pentagonforce protection

agency will probably

have a larger presence than

normally for these activities

this weekend,” Colonel Dave

Lapan told reporters.

TheMarineCorpsmarathon

is being held on Oct 31.

Nigeria claims weapons came from India

REUTERS — An illegal shipment

of rocket launchers

and heavy mortars intercepted

in Nigeria first arrived

in the country in July

on a ship which sailed from

India, the Nigerian customs

service said on Thursday.

Nigeria’s secret service intercepted

13 containers in

the port of Lagos this week,

some of which were found to










contain rocket launchers,

grenades, explosives and

ammunition.

The seizure raised concern

about national security in

Africa’s most populous nation,

which is preparing for

elections expected to be held

next April and which was

shaken by car bombings in

the capital Abuja almost four

weeks ago.

Customs Director Dikko

Abdullahi said the containers

were discharged from the

vessel MV CMA-CGM Everest,

which docked in Lagos

on July 10 and sailed out

again five days later.

The ship’s manifest listed

the contents as building materials

and its last port of call

before Lagos was Jawaharlal

Nehru port, south of Mum-

bai, the customs service said.

“Our system is configured

to block suspicious importations

of this nature,” Abdullahi

said in a statement.

“The importer and exporter

had no address on the

system and we have reason

to believe that the importer’s

name given in the

import documents is fictitious.”






















The Pentagon

has heightened

security ahead

of Sunday’s

marathon.

REUTERS

√ OIL SPILL The foam

cement that Halliburton

Co. used to seal BP’s

doomed well was unstable

and may have contributed

to the blowout that led to

the oil spill, a presidential

commission said on

Thursday. Both Halliburton

and BP were aware of

flaws in the cement mixture

— REUTERS








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√ ITALY Italian Prime Minister

Silvio Berlusconi dismissed

as “media trash” on

Thursday reports that a

teenage girl attended parties

at his Milan villa. Italian

newspapers have reported

that a 17-year old Moroccan

runaway named Ruby had

told prosecutors in Milan

that she attended parties at

Berlusconi’s sumptuous villa

in Arcore, northern Italy.

— REUTERS

√ KIM JONG-UN The

White House said on

Thursday that North

Korea’s leadership transition

appeared to be only in

the early stages and it

would still take some time

to discern the final outcome.

Jeff Bader, President

Barack Obama’s Asia adviser,

made clear, however,

that Washington was

closely monitoring the political

situation after North

Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s

son, Jong-un, gained

greater prominence in recent

weeks as his father’s

likely successor.

— REUTERS





› WORLD

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

U.S. MILITARY ON ALERT AHEAD OF MARATHON

Security tight at Pentagon

REUTERS — The Pentagon is

tightening security for this

weekend’s Marine Corps

marathon after a series of

shootings targeting military

buildings in the Washington

area, an official said Thursday.

The FBI says a single

weapon was used in an Oct.

19 shooting that shattered

two windows at the Pentagon

and in another shooting at a

Marine Corps museum south

of Washington the previous

weekend.

It is investigating whether a

third shooting at a Marine

Corps recruiting station this

week was also connected.

No one was injured in the

shootings but security measures

were being heightened,

a Pentagon spokesman said.

“The Pentagonforce protection

agency will probably

have a larger presence than

normally for these activities

this weekend,” Colonel Dave

Lapan told reporters.

TheMarineCorpsmarathon

is being held on Oct 31.

Nigeria claims weapons came from India

REUTERS — An illegal shipment

of rocket launchers

and heavy mortars intercepted

in Nigeria first arrived

in the country in July

on a ship which sailed from

India, the Nigerian customs

service said on Thursday.

Nigeria’s secret service intercepted

13 containers in

the port of Lagos this week,

some of which were found to










contain rocket launchers,

grenades, explosives and

ammunition.

The seizure raised concern

about national security in

Africa’s most populous nation,

which is preparing for

elections expected to be held

next April and which was

shaken by car bombings in

the capital Abuja almost four

weeks ago.

Customs Director Dikko

Abdullahi said the containers

were discharged from the

vessel MV CMA-CGM Everest,

which docked in Lagos

on July 10 and sailed out

again five days later.

The ship’s manifest listed

the contents as building materials

and its last port of call

before Lagos was Jawaharlal

Nehru port, south of Mum-

bai, the customs service said.

“Our system is configured

to block suspicious importations

of this nature,” Abdullahi

said in a statement.

“The importer and exporter

had no address on the

system and we have reason

to believe that the importer’s

name given in the

import documents is fictitious.”






















The Pentagon

has heightened

security ahead

of Sunday’s

marathon.

REUTERS

√ OIL SPILL The foam

cement that Halliburton

Co. used to seal BP’s

doomed well was unstable

and may have contributed

to the blowout that led to

the oil spill, a presidential

commission said on

Thursday. Both Halliburton

and BP were aware of

flaws in the cement mixture

— REUTERS








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› WORLD

Asian agenda includes meeting with top rivals

REUTERS — President Barack

Obama will hold bilateral

meetingswithRussianPresident

Dmitry Medvedev, ChinesePresidentHuJintaoand

other leaders during his upcoming

trip to Asia, White

HouseofficialssaidThursday.

ObamaleavesonNov.5fora


10-day trip that will take him

to India, Indonesia, South

Korea and Japan. He is attending

a G20 summit in

Seoul and an Asia-Pacific

EconomicCooperationmeeting

in Yokohama.

Obama will meet with IndianPrimeMinisterManmo-

han Singh and other officials

in India, his first stop on the

Nov. 5-14 trip.

In Indonesia, he will meet

with President Susilo Bambang

Yudhoyono on Nov. 9,

WhiteHousedeputynational

security adviser Ben Rhodes

told a news conference.









Obama will hold a bilateral

meeting in Seoul on Nov. 11

with South Korean President

Lee Myung-bak.

HealsowillmeetwithHuon

Nov. 11 on the sidelines of the

G20 in Seoul. They will discuss

the global economy,

trade, North Korea, Iran and








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OCTOBER 29-31 2010

other issues.

In Japan, Obama will meet

with Nov. 13 with Japanese

Prime Minister Naoto Kan

and Australia’s new prime

minister,JuliaGillard,hisfirst

meeting with her since her

governmentwassworninlast

month. Obama

Pension

protests

losing steam

REUTERS — Further strikes disrupted

rail and air transport in

FranceonThursdaybutthebroader

protest against planstoraisetheretirementageappearedtobewaningadayafterparliamentadoptedpensionreformlegislation.

Flights in and out of French airports

were reduced by 30 - 50% due

to a one-day stoppage by air traffic

controllers,andarollingstrikebyrail

workers halved some services but

caused less disruption than previouslytohigh-speedlinks.

Government estimates suggested

nationwide marches had mustered

about half the number who turned

out the last time, the interior ministry

putting the final turnout at

560,000,versus1.1milliononOct.19.

The CGT union said the protests

hadattractedabout2millionpeople,

downfrom3.5millionduringthelast

rally.

Workers at the LyondellBasell refinery

in southeast France voted to

stop blocking fuel from leaving, anothersignthatproteststhathavehit

petrolpumpsareeasing.

PresidentNicolasSarkozyrefused

tobackdownwhenunionsmounted

wave after wave of strikes and nationwidestreetralliesinthepasttwo

monthsagainsthisflagshipreform.

√ FINLAND A former senior

diplomat at Iran’s embassy in

Helsinki, who resigned and

joined the opposition, said on

Thursday he had been granted

political asylum by Finland only

weeks after applying for it. Hossein

Alizadeh, deputy head of

mission at the Iranian embassy

until early last month, was at least

the third Iranian diplomat this

year to seek political asylum in

Europe, all saying they were

protesting against electoral and

human rights abuses. “I have political

asylum and refugee status.

I got it yesterday. It was given to

my whole family, we are five,” Alizadeh

said. — REUTERS


VANCOUVER›

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Movies P16-20 › Movie listings P22-23 › Television P32,34

Jamie Foxx

Television

The Miami Vice star

is returning to TV

with a new horror

show that he’s

producing.

Mariah Carey

The singer and her

husband, Nick

Cannon, have

confirmed that the

Glier star is

pregnant.

LAST KICK AT THE

HORNET’S NEST

Noomi Rapace stars as Lisbeth in the film adaptation of

Stieg Larson’s best selling novel The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.

P16


16

LIZ BRAUN

QMI Agency

Tying up loose threads is not

exactly how a thriller usual

works.

Those devoted to the film

versions of Stieg Larsson’s

bestselling novels about Lisbeth

Salander will want to

know how it all ends, but The

Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s

Nest is bound to disappoint

some viewers.

The movie is far less frenetic

and action-packed than the

first two in the series.

On the other hand, vindication

is more than enough action

for some.

This third adventure with

Noomi Rapace begins where

Part 2 left off — with the badly

wounded Lisbeth now in hospital.Unfortunately,herwickedfather

is still alive, and in fact is

inahospitalbedjustdownthe

hall.

Lisbeth has been charged

withattemptedmurder.Journalist

Mikael Blomkvist

(MichaelNyqvist)arrangesfor

his sister Annika (Annika

Hallin) to be Lisbeth’s lawyer,

but it turns out that Lisbeth

has more to worry about than

going to court.

Her giant half-brother Niedermann(MickeSpreitz)goes

around breaking necks, and

he’s after her; then there’s a

group of older gentlemen who

WEEKEND

moviereview

THE GIRL WHO

KICKED THE

HORNET’S NEST

Director: Daniel

Alfredson

Stars: Michael Nyqvist,

Noomi Rapace, Annika

Hallin, Lena Endre

Time: 2 hours, 28 minutes

○○○½

belongtoasecretorganization

engagedinpullinggovernment

strings —they’re after her, too.

Alotofpeoplewouldliketosee

Lisbeth dead.

As she recovers from being

shotinvariousplaces,Lisbeth

gets ready for court and informsherlawyerthattherape

video involving her predatory

guardian may be introduced.

Anattempthasbeenmadeon

Lisbeth’slife,sosheremainsin

hospital under police guard.

Alltheoldshadowyfiguresin

her past begin to conspire

against her anew.

Dr.PeterTeleborian(Anders

Ahlbom),theabusivepsychiatrist,turnsuptoofferevidence

aboutLisbeth’smentalstatein

an attempt to see her recommitted

to a psychiatric hospital.

Discrediting Teleborian

and catching him in his lies is

difficult, but Lisbeth puts her

fellow hacker, Plague, on the

job.

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Vindicated, but disappointing

Mikael,meanwhile,struggles

tofindoutmoreabouttheSection,

the government-connected

group trying to silence

Lisbeth and cover up decades

of corruption.

The story moves slowly into

a fairly gripping courtroom

drama, with a brief and creativeburstofactionattheconclusion.

There’s a lot of unravelling

and explaining to be done in

TheGirlWhoKickedTheHornet’sNest,andthedetailissuch

that you have to pay attention.

Characters resurface long

enough to get their just

desserts,andthestrangemystery

of the cruel and unusual

punishment meted out to Lisbeth

in her adolescence is finallysolved.

Thereasontosee

this film is (as always) Noomi

Rapace, who has brought LisbethtolifeforfansoftheLarsson

trilogy. She and Annika

Hallin, who plays her lawyer,

are the main attractions here,

gripping to watch. It’s a pity to

come to the conclusion of Lisbeth’s

story with this last installment,

but exciting to consider

what David Fincher will

do with this material when he

remakes the films in English.

Due to start in 2012, they will

star Daniel Craig and Rooney

Mara. This version ofTheGirl

WhoKickedTheHornet’sNest

is in Swedish, with English

subtitles.



FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Michael Nyqvist as Mikael

Blomkvist in The Girl Who

Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.


18

Paranormal

Activity 2

RAMPING UP THE

VIOLENCE

Sequels to left-field horror hits

often wildly miss the point of

the original (Blair Witch 2, anyone?)

Paranormal Activity 2 is

that rare instance where all the

WEEKEND

moviereview

original scare buttons are

pushed, and a bigger canvas

actually works. Said canvas, in

this case, is a whole house —

as opposed to the bedroomwith-a-camera,

which was the

primary set in the 2007 original.

Sleep, our most vulnerable

state, was the context for a

movie where a door opening

and closing by itself made the

heart race more than the

corkscrew-in-the-eye

favoured by typical hamhanded

torture-porn horror.

The context for the new p.o.v.

on demonic possession is a

home security video system,

which a fresh-faced new family

installs after their home is

bizarrely vandalized. Said family

includes dad Daniel (Brian

Boland), his teen daughter Ali

(Molly Ephraim) and new wife

Kristi (Sprague Grayden), who

turns out to be the sister of

Katie (Katie Featherston), the

“possessee” of the original,

who shares all-but-repressed

scary childhood memories

with her sibling. Oh, and

there’s a dog named Abby,

and a toddler named Hunter,

kids and dogs upping the ante

of innocence threatened by

malevolence.

Actually a prequel, it sews together

the two stories and

hints at the demon’s interest in

this family. I don’t know what

the guys who make the Saw

films think when they see a

movie that goes more than an

hour before much more happens

than the sporadic dramatic

jump-out-of-your-seat

“Boo!” I do know that when

someone does get killed in a

Paranormal Activity movie, the

audience gasps with an intensity

you never hear at a slasher

film. Put off the payoff for as

long as possible, and the response

is heightened. And

this payoff —especially the

unsettlingly violent final scene

— ups the ante from the

original.

— JIM SLOTEK QMI AGENCY

Brian Boland, Sprague

Grayden, Molly Ephraim

Director:Tod Williams

○○○½



















INSIDE JOB

ECONOMY

CROOKS

At first blush, a nearly twohour

documentary about

2008’s global economic crisis

seems like it might only

appeal to finance geeks and

math nerds. Terms such as

‘credit default swaps’ and

‘derivatives’ aren’t storylines

audiences easily

understand. Plus, the culprits

have never even been

brought to justice, so the villains

aren’t easy to pinpoint.

But Oscar-nominated director

Charles Ferguson simplifies

the convoluted mechanics

that led to the

near-financial collapse of the

world’s greatest superpower

in his latest documentary, Inside

Job. With Sherlock

Holmes-like precision, Ferguson

connects the dots between

plans concocted by

Wall Street’s Masters of the

Universe, and the financial

catastrophes that ensued as

far away as Iceland.

So while it’s not Iron Man or

Transformers, there’s enough

money action to keep Gordon

Gekko aficionados en-

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

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grossed. It won’t take long

before you’re on the edge of

your seat. Oh, and you’ll be

plenty angry, too.

— MARK DANIELL,

QMI AGENCY

Director : Charles Ferguson

○○○○

classifiedextra.ca


18

Paranormal

Activity 2

RAMPING UP THE

VIOLENCE

Sequels to left-field horror hits

often wildly miss the point of

the original (Blair Witch 2, anyone?)

Paranormal Activity 2 is

that rare instance where all the

WEEKEND

moviereview

original scare buttons are

pushed, and a bigger canvas

actually works. Said canvas, in

this case, is a whole house —

as opposed to the bedroomwith-a-camera,

which was the

primary set in the 2007 original.

Sleep, our most vulnerable

state, was the context for a

movie where a door opening

and closing by itself made the

heart race more than the

corkscrew-in-the-eye

favoured by typical hamhanded

torture-porn horror.

The context for the new p.o.v.

on demonic possession is a

home security video system,

which a fresh-faced new family

installs after their home is

bizarrely vandalized. Said family

includes dad Daniel (Brian

Boland), his teen daughter Ali

(Molly Ephraim) and new wife

Kristi (Sprague Grayden), who

turns out to be the sister of

Katie (Katie Featherston), the

“possessee” of the original,

who shares all-but-repressed

scary childhood memories

with her sibling. Oh, and

there’s a dog named Abby,

and a toddler named Hunter,

kids and dogs upping the ante

of innocence threatened by

malevolence.

Actually a prequel, it sews together

the two stories and

hints at the demon’s interest in

this family. I don’t know what

the guys who make the Saw

films think when they see a

movie that goes more than an

hour before much more happens

than the sporadic dramatic

jump-out-of-your-seat

“Boo!” I do know that when

someone does get killed in a

Paranormal Activity movie, the

audience gasps with an intensity

you never hear at a slasher

film. Put off the payoff for as

long as possible, and the response

is heightened. And

this payoff —especially the

unsettlingly violent final scene

— ups the ante from the

original.

— JIM SLOTEK QMI AGENCY

Brian Boland, Sprague

Grayden, Molly Ephraim

Director:Tod Williams

○○○½



















INSIDE JOB

ECONOMY

CROOKS

At first blush, a nearly twohour

documentary about

2008’s global economic crisis

seems like it might only

appeal to finance geeks and

math nerds. Terms such as

‘credit default swaps’ and

‘derivatives’ aren’t storylines

audiences easily

understand. Plus, the culprits

have never even been

brought to justice, so the villains

aren’t easy to pinpoint.

But Oscar-nominated director

Charles Ferguson simplifies

the convoluted mechanics

that led to the

near-financial collapse of the

world’s greatest superpower

in his latest documentary, Inside

Job. With Sherlock

Holmes-like precision, Ferguson

connects the dots between

plans concocted by

Wall Street’s Masters of the

Universe, and the financial

catastrophes that ensued as

far away as Iceland.

So while it’s not Iron Man or

Transformers, there’s enough

money action to keep Gordon

Gekko aficionados en-

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

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grossed. It won’t take long

before you’re on the edge of

your seat. Oh, and you’ll be

plenty angry, too.

— MARK DANIELL,

QMI AGENCY

Director : Charles Ferguson

○○○○

classifiedextra.ca


20

Jackass 3D

GROSS AND

STUPID

Dying to experience 90 minutes

of poo, vomit, flying rubber

and penises on the big

screen? Thank goodness for

Jackass 3D! The usual suspects

gather to hurt themselves

and laugh hysterically

over basic bodily functions

WEEKEND

in this third instalment of the

film franchise. The boys

make good use of the usual

props — wheelbarrows, boogie

boards, motor bikes,

skates, cattle prods, super

glue and live scorpions, to

name a few — and get creative

with a cornucopia of idiotic

games, animal abuses

and disgusting tricks. They

get sneaky. They get gross.

They get stupid. From necksnapping

tackles to Johnny

Knoxville’s dance with bulls,

the guys in Jackass 3D are injured

over and over again.

– LIZ BRAUN, QMI AGENCY

Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam

Director: Jeff Tremaine

○○

YOU DON’T LIKE

THE TRUTH

INTERROGATIONS

Omar Khadr is back in the

news for the guilty plea that

may finally return him to

Canada. You Don’t Like The

Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo

is a frankly gobsmacking

documentary that

features footage from a

lengthy interrogation of Khadr

by agents from CSIS. The

quizfest took place over four

days in February 2003, when

Khadr was 16. You Don’t Like

The Truth shows parts of the

recently released seven-hour

video. Not surprisingly, the

film is often disturbing. The

CSIS agents watched his

breakdown for an hour, hoping

to go back in and take advantage

of his vulnerability.

Those agents, all keen to offer

Khadr fast food and cola

when they’re not trying to

blackmail or intimidate him,

will make you embarrassed to

be Canadian.

– LIZ BRAUN, QMI AGENCY

Director: Luc Cote; Patricio

Henriquez

○○○○

Vancouver

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

HEALTH SECTION

READ IT EVERY MONDAY.


FRIDAY- SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Rob Zombie taking a

spooky home challenge

This could get scary.

The man behind the movies

House of 1,000 Corpses and a

remake of the 1978 classic

Halloween, Rob Zombie, will

bejoiningExtremeMakeover:

HomeEditionforaHalloween

special.

Zombie will be the guest de-

signer as the home makeover

show features the Oregon

School for the Deaf in Salem.

The school hosts an annual

Nightmare Factory in the

school’s basement for Halloweenasafundraiser,butthe

12,000 square foot basement

has been deemed unsafe. The

show’steamwillrenovatethe

basement and trick it out in a

spooky and scary way so the

cash-strappedschoolcanhold

their fundraiser. This edition

of Extreme Makeover: Home

Edition will air Sunday night

on ABC and CityTV.

— QMI Agency

WEEKEND

THE CLUB ZONE VANCOUVER

THIS WEEKEND

Halloween Masquerade

@ Gossip

Friday Oct. 29

Hed Kandi Halloween

@ Ginger62

Saturday Oct. 30

Photographer: Jonathan Evans

Website: www.jevansphotography.com



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22

VANCOUVER

Cinemark Tinseltown at

International Village

88 West Pender, 806-0799

Aftershock (Tangshan

Dadizheng) Fri to Thu 1:45, 4:40,

7:35, 10:30. Carlos Fri to Thu 1, 4:05,

7:05, 10:05. Conviction Fri to Thu 2,

4:35, 7:10, 9:40. The Girl Who

Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

(Luftslottet som sprangdes) Fri to

Thu 12:30, 3:45, 7, 10:15. Inside Job

Fri to Thu 2:40, 5:15, 7:50, 10:25. It’s

Kind of a Funny Story Fri to Thu

2:45, 5:20, 7:45, 10:10. Legend of

the Guardians: The Owls of

Ga’Hoole 3D Fri to Tue 2:40, 5:05,

7:40, 10. Wed 2:40, 10. Thu 2:40.

Never Let Me Go Fri to Wed 1:40,

4:15, 7:20, 9:45. Thu 1:40, 4:15, 9:45.

Nowhere Boy Fri to Thu 2:10, 4:45,

7:15, 9:35. Paranormal Activity 2 Fri

to Thu 1:40, 4, 6:20, 8:40. Fri to Thu

12:35, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30, 9:50. Stone

Fri to Thu 2:25, 4:55, 7:25, 9:55.

Dunbar Theatre - Vancouver

4555 Dunbar St., 222-2991

Jackass 3D Fri 7:15, 9:30. Sat and

Sun 4:15, 7:15, 9:30. Mon to Thu 7:15,

9:30.

Empire Theatres - Granville 7

855 Granville St., 684-4000

WEEKEND

movielistings NEW

An American Werewolf in London

Fri 7. Catfish Fri 9:35. Sat and Sun

4:25, 6:55, 9:35. Mon to Thu 5:30,

8:25. Easy A Fri 6:45, 9:15. Sat and

Sun 4:15, 6:45, 9:15. Mon to Thu 5:40,

8:05. Eat Pray Love Fri 8. Sat and

Sun 4:05, 8. Mon to Thu 8. Force of

Nature: The David Suzuki Movie

Fri 6:50, 9:25. Sat and Sun 4:20, 6:50,

9:25. Mon to Thu 5:25, 8:15. Fubar II

Fri 7, 9:40. Sat and Sun 4:10, 7, 9:40.

Mon to Thu 5:20, 8:10. The Girl Who

Played With Fire (Flickan som

lekte med elden) Fri 6:40, 9:30. Sat

and Sun 4, 6:40, 9:30. Mon to Thu

5:35, 8:20. Secretariat Fri 9:45 AM.

Sat and Sun 4:30, 7:05, 9:45. Mon to

Thu 5:45, 8:30.

Empire Theatres

Oakridge Cinemas

601-650 West 41st Ave., 263-1944

Jackass 3 in 2D Fri 7:15, 9:45. Sat

and Sun 1:45, 4:20, 7:15, 9:45. Mon to

Thu 5:10, 8. Paranormal Activity 2

Fri 7, 9:30. Sat and Sun 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30.

Mon to Thu 5:20, 8:15. RED Fri 6:45,

9:20. Sat and Sun 1:30, 4:10, 6:45,

9:20. Mon to Thu 5, 7:45.

Festival Cinemas

Fifth Avenue Cinemas

2110 Burrard St., 734-7469

Conviction Fri to Thu 1:30, 4:30,

6:50, 9:10. The Girl Who Kicked the

















Hornet’s Nest (Luftslottet som

sprangdes) Fri to Thu 12:55, 3:50,

6:45, 9:45. Heart of a Dragon Fri to

Thu 2, 4:45, 7:05, 9:20. The Social

Network Fri to Thu 1:45, 4:15, 7,

9:35. The Town Fri to Sun 1:15, 4,

7:10, 9:40. Mon 1:15, 4, 9:40. Tue to

Thu 1:15, 4, 7:10, 9:40.

Festival Cinemas Park

Theatre

3440 Cambie St., 709-3456

Fair Game Sun 10 AM. Hereafter

Fri 4, 7, 9:35. Sat and Sun 1:15, 4, 7,

9:35. Mon to Wed 4, 7, 9:35. Thu 4.

Festival Cinemas

Ridge Theatre

16th & Arbutus St., 738-6311

RED Fri 4, 7, 9:20. Sat and Sun 1:30,

4, 7, 9:20. Mon to Wed 4, 7, 9:20. Thu

4. The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Sat and Sun 12 AM.

Scotiabank Theatre

Vancouver

900 Burrard St., 630-1407

Hereafter Fri to Thu 12:20, 3:20,

6:50, 10:05. Inception Fri to Sun

12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 10:20. Mon 12:15,

3:30, 10:20. Tue 12:15, 3:30, 6:45,

10:20. Wed 12:15, 3:30, 10:20. Thu

12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 10:20. Jackass 3D

Fri and Sat 12:40, 1:30, 3:50, 4:30,

7:10, 7:40, 10:25. Sun 1:30, 3:50,

4:30, 7:10, 7:40, 10:25. Mon to Thu

12:40, 1:30, 3:50, 4:30, 7:10, 7:40,

10:25. Life As We Know It Fri to

Thu 12:50, 3:40, 6:30, 9:30. Psycho

Sun 1. RED Fri to Thu 1, 4, 7, 10. Saw

3D - The Final Chapter Fri to Thu

12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:30, 9:40, 10:10. The

Social Network Fri to Thu 1:20,

4:20, 7:20, 10:30. The Town Fri to

Thu 1:10, 4:10, 7:15, 10:15.

Van East Cinema

2290 Commercial Dr., 251-1313 3278

Call theater for schedule.

SURREY

CO Strawberry Hill Grande

120th Street & 72nd Ave., 501-9420

Anjaana Anjaani Fri to Thu 1:10,

4:40, 8:10. Hereafter Fri to Thu

12:50, 3:50, 7:10, 10:15. Jackass 3D

Fri to Thu 1, 3:45, 7:30, 10. Knock

Out Fri to Thu 6:50, 9:40. Legend

of the Guardians: The Owls of

Ga’Hoole 3D Fri to Thu 1:40, 4:10,

6:40. Life As We Know It Fri to Tue

STILL PLAYING

THIS WEEK

Score: A Hockey Musical

A teenage hockey player

becomes a national sensation

when signed to a major

hockey league. ○○○

1:45, 4:35, 7:40, 10:25. Wed 1, 4:35,

7:40, 10:25. Thu 1:45, 4:35, 7:40,

10:25. Paranormal Activity 2 Fri to

Thu 1:30, 4:15, 7, 9:45. RED Fri to Tue

1:15, 4, 7:15, 10:10. Wed 1, 4, 7:15,

10:10. Thu 1:15, 4, 7:15, 10:10. Saw

3D - The Final Chapter Fri to Sun

12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 9:15, 10:30. Mon

12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30. Tue 12:30, 3,

5:30, 8, 9:15, 10:30. Wed and Thu

12:30, 3, 5:30, 8, 10:30. Score: A

Hockey Musical Fri to Thu 1:50,

4:20. Secretariat Fri to Thu 12:45,

3:40, 6:45, 9:50. The Social

Network Fri to Thu 1:20, 4:25, 7:20,

10:20. The Town Fri to Thu 12:35,

3:30, 6:30, 9:30.

Empire Studio 12 Guilford

15051-101st Ave., 581-1716

Alpha and Omega Fri to Sun 1:45,

4:40. Mon to Thu 4:40. Easy A Fri to

Thu 7:10, 9:35. Heart of a Dragon

Fri to Sun 1:25, 4:20, 7:20, 9:50. Mon

The Town

Saw 3D Not screened

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets

Nest ○○○½

A long-time thief tries to

balance his feelings for a bank

manager connected to one of

his earlier heists. ○○○○

to Thu 4:20, 7:20, 9:50. Hereafter

Fri to Sun 1, 3:55, 6:50, 9:50. Mon to

Thu 3:55, 6:50, 9:50. Hindi Film Fri

to Sun 1:20, 4:35, 8. Mon to Thu 4:35,

8. Jackass 3D Fri to Sun 1:30, 4:30,

7:30, 10:10. Mon to Thu 4:30, 7:30,

10:10. Legend of the Guardians:

The Owls of Ga’Hoole Fri to Sun

1:40, 4:10. Mon to Thu 4:10. Life As

We Know It Fri to Sun 1:10, 4, 6:40,

9:25. Mon to Thu 4, 6:40, 9:25.

Paranormal Activity 2 Fri to Sun

1:35, 4:35, 7:25, 9:55. Mon to Thu

4:35, 7:25, 9:55. RED Fri to Sun 1:15,

4:15, 7:15, 10. Mon to Thu 4:15, 7:15,

10. Saw 3D - The Final Chapter Fri

to Sun 1, 4:05, 7, 9:30. Mon to Thu

4:05, 7, 9:30. The Social Network

Fri to Sun 1:20, 4:20, 6:55, 9:40. Mon

to Thu 4:20, 6:55, 9:40. The Town

Fri to Sun 1:05, 3:50, 6:45, 9:45. Mon

to Thu 3:50, 6:45, 9:45. Wall Street:

Money Never Sleeps Fri to Thu

7:05, 10:05.

RED

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Jackass 3D

Johnny Knoxville and company

return for the third

instalment of their TV show

spin-off, where dangerous

stunts and explicit public

displays rule. ○○

When his idylllic life is threatened

by a hi-tech assassin, a

former black-ops agent reassembles

his old team. ○○○

RICHMOND

Famous Players

Richmond Centre 6

Richmond Shopping Centre, 273-

7173

Jackass 3 in 2D Fri 4:40, 7:20, 9:55.

Sat 1:55, 4:40, 7:20, 9:55. Sun 1:55,

4:40, 7:20. Mon to Thu 4:40, 7:20.

Life As We Know It Fri 4:25, 7:05,

9:45. Sat 1:40, 4:25, 7:05, 9:45. Sun

1:40, 4:25, 7:05. Mon to Thu 4:25,

7:05. Paranormal Activity 2 Fri

4:35, 7:10, 9:30. Sat 1:50, 4:35, 7:10,

9:30. Sun 1:50, 4:35, 7:10. Mon to

Thu 4:35, 7:10. RED Fri 4:20, 7, 9:50.

Sat 1:35, 4:20, 7, 9:50. Sun 1:35, 4:20,

7. Mon to Thu 4:20, 7. Saw 3D - The

Final Chapter Fri 4:30, 7:15, 9:35.

Sat 1:45, 4:30, 7:15, 9:35. Sun 1:45,

4:30, 7:15. Mon to Thu 4:30, 7:15.

The Social Network Fri 4:15, 6:55,

9:40. Sat 1:30, 4:15, 6:55, 9:40. Sun


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

1:30, 4:15, 6:55. Mon to Thu 4:15,

6:55.

Famous Players SilverCity

Riverport

14211 Entertainment Way, 277-5993

Alpha and Omega Fri to Thu 1,

3:35. Conviction Fri to Thu 1:05,

4:20, 7:25, 10:15. The Girl Who

Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

(Luftslottet som sprangdes) Fri to

Thu 12:30, 3:50, 7:10, 10:30. Heart

of a Dragon Fri to Wed 12:45, 3:30,

7:15, 10:05. Thu 1, 3:30, 7:15, 10:05.

HEREAFTER

Hereafter Fri to Wed 12:40, 3:55,

7:05, 10:25. Thu 1, 3:55, 7:05, 10:25.

Inception Fri to Thu 6:15, 9:45.

Jackass 3D Fri to Thu 2, 4:40, 7:40,

10:40. Legend of the Guardians:

The Owls of Ga’Hoole An IMAX

3D Experience Fri to Thu 1:30, 4:15,

7, 9:30. Life As We Know It Fri to

Thu 12:50, 4, 6:50, 9:40. Paranormal

Activity 2 Fri to Thu 1:15, 2:15, 4:15,

5, 7:15, 7:45, 10, 10:45. Psycho Sun

1. RED Fri to Thu 12:35, 1:10, 3:25,

4:10, 6:45, 7:20, 9:50, 10:20.

Resident Evil: Afterlife Fri to Thu

9:35. Saw 3D - The Final Chapter



Fri and Sat 12:55, 1:55, 3:30, 4:45, 7,

7:30, 9:45, 10:15. Sun 12:55, 3:30,

4:45, 7, 7:30, 9:45, 10:15. Mon to Thu

12:55, 1:55, 3:30, 4:45, 7, 7:30, 9:45,

10:15. Score: A Hockey Musical

Fri to Thu 1:20, 4:05, 6:35.

Secretariat Fri to Thu 12:45, 3:45,

6:55, 9:55. The Social Network Fri

to Thu 1:30, 4:30, 7:35, 10:25. The

Town Fri to Thu 1:10, 4:05, 7:10,

10:20. Wall Street: Money Never

Sleeps Fri to Thu 12:35, 3:40, 6:45,

10:10.

COQUITLAM

Famous Players SilverCity

Coquitlam

170 Schoolhouse St.,

at Lougheed Hwy, 523-2911

Alpha and Omega Fri to Thu 12:25,

3:15. Conviction Fri to Tue 12:50,

3:50, 7:15, 10:30. Wed 3:50, 7:15,

10:30. Thu 12:50, 3:50, 7:15, 10:30.

Easy A Fri to Thu 1:15, 4:05, 6:45,

9:20. The Girl Who Kicked the

Hornet’s Nest (Luftslottet som

sprangdes) Fri to Thu 2, 6:25, 9:50.

Heart of a Dragon Fri to Tue 1:20,

4:30, 7:20, 10:15. Wed 4:30, 7:20,

10:15. Thu 1:20, 4:30, 7:20, 10:15.

Hereafter Fri to Thu 12:45, 4, 7,

10:05. Inception Fri to Thu 6:20,

9:45. Jackass 3D Fri to Thu 12:10,

2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:20. Legend of

the Guardians: The Owls of

Ga’Hoole 3D Fri and Sat 1, 3:40,

6:40. Sun 3:40, 6:40. Mon to Thu 1,

3:40, 6:40. Life As We Know It Fri

to Thu 12:40, 3:35, 7:10, 10:20.

Nowhere Boy Fri to Thu 9:25.

Paranormal Activity 2 Fri to Thu

12, 1:25, 2:30, 3:55, 5, 7:10, 7:40, 9:40,

10:10. Psycho Sun 1. RED Fri to

Thu 12:30, 1:10, 3:30, 4:15, 6:35, 7:30,

9:30, 10:30. Saw 3D - The Final

Chapter Fri to Thu 12:15, 3, 5:30, 8,

9:45, 10:35. Score: A Hockey

Musical Fri to Thu 1:30, 4:20, 6:55.

Secretariat Fri to Thu 12:35, 3:45,

7:05, 10. The Social Network Fri to

Thu 1:05, 4:10, 7:25, 10:25. Stone Fri

to Thu 12:55, 3:50, 6:50, 9:35. The

Town Fri to Thu 12:20, 3:20, 6:50,

10. Wall Street: Money Never

Sleeps Fri to Thu 12:05, 3:10, 6:30,

9:55.

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Famous Players SilverCity

Metropolis

4700 Kingsway Ave., 435-7474

Heart of a Dragon Fri to Thu 1:05,

4:05, 6:55, 9:35. Hereafter Fri to

Thu 12:30, 3:45, 7:05, 10. Jackass

3D Fri to Thu 12:45, 3:35, 6:45, 9:30.

Legend of the Guardians: The

Owls of Ga’Hoole 3D Fri to Thu 1,

3:50, 6:50. Life As We Know It Fri

to Thu 1:20, 4, 7:25, 10:10.

Paranormal Activity 2 Fri to Thu

1:15, 4:20, 7:15, 9:50. RED Fri to Thu

1:10, 4:15, 7, 9:55. Saw 3D - The

Final Chapter Fri to Thu 1:30, 4:45,

7:30, 9:40, 10:15. The Social

Network Fri to Thu 12:35, 3:40,

6:40, 9:45. The Town Fri to Thu

12:50, 3:55, 7:20, 10:05.




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ike tyson

ormer boxing champion Mike Tyson is

rging Mel Gibson to seek professional

elp as he battles personal problems,

nsisting the actor needs “someone to

alk to.” Gibson has been embroiled in a

ublic spat with his ex-girlfriend

ksana Grigorieva this year over alleations

he knocked out her teeth in a

omestic dispute. Tapes of their bitter

rguments, which later emerged online,

ntensified the fallout. Tyson admits he

harlie sheen

› WEEKENd

nicole Kidman

Not aging well: Model

Outspoken former model Paulina Porizkova

has taken aim at Nicole Kidman for refusing

to age gracefully. The Aussie actress has

never confirmed reports she has undergone

cosmetic surgery — but Porizkova insists it’s

obvious she has had work done, and it’s

depressing that such a beauty had to go to

such extremes. Porizkova told Access Hollywood

Live, “I guess that kind of insecurity

really disheartens me.” — wenn.CoM

buzz

el

needs

help:

Ex-champ

can empathise with the

actor/director because

of

his own chequered past,

which saw himsensationsensation- ally

accused

of

beating

his

ex-wife Robin Givens, while

he later sank into drug

abuse. And the sportsman

is adamant Gibson needs

therapy to help him through through

the dark times. — wenn.CoM

ctor

set

to

put

troubles

behind,

start

film

Charlie

Sheen

is

set

to

put

his

troubles behind him to shoot

a cameo role in a new movie this week, just days after he

was dramatically hospitalized in New York. The Two Two And And AA

Half Men star hit headlines when cops were called his hotel

room in the early hours of Tuesday morning, where theyre- portedly found the suite trashed and the actor nude and in

an “emotionally disturbed” state. He was admitted tohospi- tal and a representative claimed the star had suffered an

“adverse allergic reaction” to medication. — wenn.CoM

eva Longoria Parker

Man suing star asks for apology

The man who is suing Eva Longoria Parker over a car crash has

offered to drop the lawsuit — if the actress takes the blame for

the accident and apologizes. Roman Gasparyan filed a negligence

suit against the Desperate Housewives star on Tuesday,

accusing her of causing him injury by swerving her car into his

on Los Angeles’s famous Hollywood Boulevard last week. Gasparyan

has now announced he is willing to drop the matter, but

only if she accepts responsibility for the collision. Speaking to

TMZ.com on Wednesday, his attorney says, “Mr. Gasparyan is

not here for the money. He’s here for justice and Mr. Gasparyan

puts this proposal to Ms. Longoria that if she admits to this

accident,

that

she’s

at

fault

...

we

will

dismiss this

lawsuit.” — reuters

Katie

Price

FrIdAy-SuNdAy

OctObEr 29-31 2010

Mariah Carey

Confirmed

Pregnant!

Singer Mariah Carey said Thursday that

she is pregnant with her first child. The

Grammy Award winning singer and her

husband, America’s Got Talent host and

rapper Nick Cannon, made the announcement

in an interview broadcast on NBC’s

Today Show. “Yes, we’re pregnant, this is

true. It’s still early, we’re expecting in the

spring,” said Carey, confirming rumours

that had been swirling for several months.

“It’s been a long journey, but it’s been

tough because I have been trying to hold

on to a shred of privacy and that was not

easy,” said Carey. — reuters

Price tells of IVF

British glamour

model Katie

Price has

opened up

about her battle

to conceive

a baby with her

new husband

Alex Reid, describing

her

misery after

months of

failed fertility

treatments.

The TV star, also known as Jordan, is mother to

two children with her ex-husband Peter Andre,

as well as a son from a previous relationship,

and Price admits when she marriedcage- fighter Reid in February, she was desperate to

have a child with him. After eights months of

trying to conceive, the couple consulteddoc- tors and embarked on a series of painful in

vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, but the32- year-old star has still failed to get pregnant. In

her new book, You Only Live Once, she writes,

“After

we

had

been

trying

for

eight

months,

II

became so worried we made an appointment

with a fertility doctor.” — reuters


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

SCARIEST CELEBRITY FACES

Will they bother with a mask on Halloween?

LIZ BRAUN

QMI Agency

Oh, scaaaarrrry, boys and girls,

it’s Halloween.

No matter what costume you

pick, you can’t ever be as truly

terrifying as the good people of

Hollywood, whose Halloween

faces, courtesy of bad plastic

surgery, are theirs to keep 365

days a year. It’s like a mask you

can never take off.

Some plastic surgery —

Michael Jackson, Joan Rivers

andJocelynWildensteinspring

to mind — is legendary. Some,

like Priscilla Presley, is just

tragic.Andalotofitisjustmystifying:WhatwasHeidiMontag

thinking?

In a world where even Brad

Pitt is rumoured to have had

Restylane injections to smooth

the lines around his mouth, you

can be sure that for celebrities,

anything goes.

From above, clockwise: American socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein,

Carrot Top, Priscilla Presley and Heidi Montag. WENN.COM

cdreview

Rod Stewart

Fly Me to the Moon: Great

American Songbook Vol. 5

CLASSICS

○○

An old raincoat won’t let you

down. Unlike old Rod. Presumably,

his recent CDs of

soul and rock covers weren’t

paying the mortgage on the

castle. So the rooster-coiffed

relic returns to the scene of

his most heinous crime, casually

butchering another set of

timeless standards with his

scratchy nonchalance. By this

point, even your grandma

should be tired of it.

○○○○○ Bury it with me

○○○○ Wow friends

○○○ Guilty pleasure

○○ Regi ○ Coaster

Sugarland

Incredible Machine

SOCCER MOM ROCK

○○½

This is what happens when

you hang with Bon Jovi. For

their fourth CD, Jennifer Nettles

and The Guy Nobody

Really Cares About ditch the

denim for black leather,

rocking out with arena-sized

guitar riffs, squiggly keyboards,

huge anthemic choruses

and backup-vocal

chants aimed at the soccer

moms in the second balcony.

Glad she didn’t duet

with Lil Wayne.

No Age

Everything in Between

ROCK

○○○½

Bring in da noise, bring in da

punk. This L.A. guitar-anddrums

duo handily do both

on their second disc. But

they’ve also added something:

As you listen to Randy

Randall cruelly torture his

axe and Dean Spunt hammer

his skins, it’s impossible to

ignore their increasing desire

and ability to create

oases of melody and beauty

amid the chaos.

— Darryl Sterdan, QMI Agency

Modern Family:

Season One

TV SERIES: COMEDY

○○○○½

Modern Family actually has

something to say about families

and modern life. There are

three families in particular, one

a same-sex couple in which

two men negotiate parenthood.

Fans are raving about

the reality factor embedded

into the scripts, and the series

has more to do with life as people

actually live it. Contrast that

to any of those horrible “reality

shows” about human freaks

who want to be famous for no

good reason.

WEEKEND 27

dvdreview

The Good Wife:

The First Season

TV SERIES: CRIME

○○○½

Julianna Margulies has already

been nominated for an

Emmy Award as best actress

in a dramatic series for this

popular show which will

eventually win an Emmy. It’s

having that kind of impact. In

this crime show Margulies as

a wife who revives her legal

career after her husband is

sent to jail for a legal scandal.

Co-creators Michelle King

and Robert King targeted mature

audiences, a rarity on

prime time these days.

○○○○○ Oscar goes to...

○○○○ Filmfest gem

○○○ Mom’s favourite

○○ B-list ○ Kill me now

Parenthood:

Season 1

TV SERIES: COMEDY

○○○½

We should not be surprised

that Parenthood is hitting its

stride so quickly. It examines

the lives of four siblings who

find adulthood, and parenthood,

a bit more challenging

than they expected. The ensemble

includes a lot of familiar

TV faces, including

Peter Krause, Lauren Graham

and Crag T. Nelson, as

well as weirdo funnyman

Dax Shepard. The tone is

serious fun. — Bruce Kirkland,

QMI Agency


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WEEKEND

Dog whisperer

feels the love

KRISTEN MCKENZIE

QMI Agency

There were cheers and tears aplenty

at the River Rock Casino Resort

Thursday morning as excited canine

lovers gathered to meet TV’s dog

whisperer, Cesar Millan.

The famed mentor to man’s best

friend was in town this week for the

Canadian tour of his live show and

took the time to sign autographs and

snap photos with fans.

Many of his admirers were clearly

moved to see the doggy expert in the

flesh — one woman openly wept as

she thanked Millan for strengthening

her relationship with her pets.

“It makes it worth it to know that

people are very grateful for what I

create for them, and the awareness

that I bring for them,” Millan said of

the adulation, adding he was enjoying

meeting his ardent Canadian

devotees. “It’s an overwhelming feeling

of love and appreciation … Canadians

have this welcoming way of

being. It’s very unique. Every coun-












try has a certain energy and Canadians

are very apologetic and if they’re

not apologizing they’re admiring

you.”

Nathan Hebb, 8, even skipped

school to meet his idol and came to

the meet-and-greet dressed up as the

reality show host, donning a shirt

that was covered with tiny toy dogs.

“I’m going to be the dog whisperer

for Halloween,” he said proudly.

Millan was touched by Hebb’s devotion.

“Everybody wants to follow someone

who’s doing good. I’m glad that

I’m doing good and that he’s following

the steps of doing good and hopefully

he becomes the next dog whisperer,”

he said.

“I hope a lot of kids in the world

want to be their own dog whisperers.”

Millan returns to the Lower Mainland

for two additional shows on

Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 at the Red Robinson

Show Theatre. Tickets at Ticketmaster.


Nathan Hebb, 8, strikes a pose with his idol, dog whisperer Cesar Millan, at a

River Rock Casino meet and greet Thursday morning. PHOTO KEVIN STATHAM


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

MUSIC

AFTER6

Kris Kristofferson

Friday @ 8 p.m.

River Rock Show Theatre

Tickets at Ticketmaster

The Grapes of Wrath

Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

Venue Nightclub

Tickets at ticketweb.ca

Avi Buffalo

Friday @ 8 p.m.

Biltmore Cabaret

Tickets at ticketweb.ca

THEATRE:

‘night, Mother

Ongoing to Nov. 13

PAL Theatre

Tickets at thegoodcompanycollective.com

Dr. Egg and the Man

With No Ear

Ongoing to Oct. 6

The Cultch

Tickets at

tickets.thecultch.com


28










WEEKEND

Dog whisperer

feels the love

KRISTEN MCKENZIE

QMI Agency

There were cheers and tears aplenty

at the River Rock Casino Resort

Thursday morning as excited canine

lovers gathered to meet TV’s dog

whisperer, Cesar Millan.

The famed mentor to man’s best

friend was in town this week for the

Canadian tour of his live show and

took the time to sign autographs and

snap photos with fans.

Many of his admirers were clearly

moved to see the doggy expert in the

flesh — one woman openly wept as

she thanked Millan for strengthening

her relationship with her pets.

“It makes it worth it to know that

people are very grateful for what I

create for them, and the awareness

that I bring for them,” Millan said of

the adulation, adding he was enjoying

meeting his ardent Canadian

devotees. “It’s an overwhelming feeling

of love and appreciation … Canadians

have this welcoming way of

being. It’s very unique. Every coun-












try has a certain energy and Canadians

are very apologetic and if they’re

not apologizing they’re admiring

you.”

Nathan Hebb, 8, even skipped

school to meet his idol and came to

the meet-and-greet dressed up as the

reality show host, donning a shirt

that was covered with tiny toy dogs.

“I’m going to be the dog whisperer

for Halloween,” he said proudly.

Millan was touched by Hebb’s devotion.

“Everybody wants to follow someone

who’s doing good. I’m glad that

I’m doing good and that he’s following

the steps of doing good and hopefully

he becomes the next dog whisperer,”

he said.

“I hope a lot of kids in the world

want to be their own dog whisperers.”

Millan returns to the Lower Mainland

for two additional shows on

Nov. 9 and Nov. 10 at the Red Robinson

Show Theatre. Tickets at Ticketmaster.


Nathan Hebb, 8, strikes a pose with his idol, dog whisperer Cesar Millan, at a

River Rock Casino meet and greet Thursday morning. PHOTO KEVIN STATHAM


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

MUSIC

AFTER6

Kris Kristofferson

Friday @ 8 p.m.

River Rock Show Theatre

Tickets at Ticketmaster

The Grapes of Wrath

Friday @ 7:30 p.m.

Venue Nightclub

Tickets at ticketweb.ca

Avi Buffalo

Friday @ 8 p.m.

Biltmore Cabaret

Tickets at ticketweb.ca

THEATRE:

‘night, Mother

Ongoing to Nov. 13

PAL Theatre

Tickets at thegoodcompanycollective.com

Dr. Egg and the Man

With No Ear

Ongoing to Oct. 6

The Cultch

Tickets at

tickets.thecultch.com


30

WEEKEND

KRISTEN MCKENZIE

QMI Agency

One local man has turned his

Post-it note fixation into a

moneymaking enterprise.

Vancouver filmmaker Jeff

Chiba Stearns’ 2007 short

film about the little pieces of

banana-coloured paper, Yellow

Sticky Notes, has not only

gone viral on YouTube, but

it’s also led to a series of commercial

work and has reaped

in dozens of film festival

awards across the globe. The

six-minute flick serves as a

biography of sorts to Stearns’

ardent Post-it note usage.

“It was made for $150 and it

became the biggest thing I

ever made,” he said. “It’s

touched a lot of kids and

teenagers and stuff. Everyday

I get probably 10-20 e-mails

who’ve seen the film and

OUR WEEKEND PICKS

want to tell me how much

they relate to it.”

He was even commissioned

to create a sequel to

the film – Ode to a Post-it

Note – by stationary conglomerate

3M, a work that

will debut at this weekend’s

Short Film Festival.

“I do have this really strange

obsession with post-it notes.

I keep my life organized

through them,” Stearns

explained. “[Making the film]

was sort of a way to get back

at the post-it notes and

animate them and get control

of my life again.”

Not that his affection for the

tiny notepads has since

abated.

“If you saw my desk right

now, it’s a clutter of to-do

lists. It’s almost like I’m

drowning in them,” he admit-

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FRIDAY-SUNDAY

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Local filmmaker Jeff Chiba

Stearns will debut his latest

work, Ode To A Post-it Note,

at this weekend’s Short Film

Festival. PHOTO SUBMITTED.

Film, short and sticky

ted, laughing.

Post-it note addictions

aside, Stearns hopes his success

with the short film

medium will help inspire

other fledgling filmmakers at

Vancouver’s growing short

film extravaganza.

“The thing with short films

in Canada and North America

in general is people look

at them as calling-card films

… if you look at Europe, people

see short films as art,” he

said. “They are art. I make

these films for art’s sake …

it’s great that there’s more

tension being put on short

films because of the accessibility

of it.”

The Vancouver Short Film

Festival runs Friday and Saturday

at the Vancity Theatre.

For details, visit

vsff.com.

Nightmare on

Granville Street

Sunday at 7 p.m.

Commodore Ballroom

Tickets at livenation.com

The Grooveyard

Revisited

Friday @ 8 p.m.

Red Robinson Show

Theatre

Tickets at Ticketmaster

R&B dance and music

show

Diwali Show 2010

Saturday from 5 p.m.

to 9: 30 p.m.

Massey Theatre

Call 604-299-5922 for tickets


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Joe

Team 1040

Though born in St.

Louis, Missouri, Jim

Byrnes has called

Vancouver home

since the 1970s, and is

one of the country’s

most-beloved

performers. He can be

seen in Heart of a

Dragon, the film

based on a portion of

Rick Hansen’s Man in

Motion World Tour, 25

years ago. Joe Leary

spent 24 seconds with

Jim Byrnes.

24h › How far back does the

oncept of this film go?

I was at the Rick Hansen

Fishing Challenge in Haida

Gwaii in 1993, and was talking

with Michael French,

who had shot the documentary

25 years ago. He said

they had a script and were

going to do a drama around

part of Rick’s story. Finally,

about 10 years later, he had

all the financing together.

Everybody signed off on it

and we went to China and

shot this incredible footage.

It’s a powerful movie.

24h › Tell us about your

character, Ivan.

I’m the devil’s advocate in the

movie; I’m the bad guy, although

the antagonist of the

film is the Great Wall of

China. I’m sort of the gatekeeper

for the Wall. Ivan is a

photojournalist and I’ve been

attached to the story and not

particularly happy about it.

I’m a guy that’s been in the

business long enough, I don’t

really believe anything I see

and come in questioning everyone’s

motives. At best, I

think the journey is some

crazy ego trip.

Jim Byrnes is a

musician by trade,

but he has some

acting chops too.

QMI AGENCY FILE PHOTO

A Heart for Hansen

24h › Does it use archival

footage of the Man in Motion

tour?

There is some archival

footage, but it’s not a biopic

in any sense of the imagination.

At the very end of the

film, there’s some archival

footage that David Foster

had locked away for 25 years

that we really knew nothing

about. It’s footage that he had

shot with helicopters involved

over Cambie Bridge,

and it’s some very powerful

stuff.

24h › What was it about

Rick’s journey that resonated

so strongly with the people of

China?

The Communist leader

Deng Xiaoping or one of his

aides actually had a kid with

a disability and was in a

wheelchair, and I guess that

was what really helped to

get people to rally around

and get people out in the

streets.















WEEKEND 31


32

WEEKEND

COMEDY TO HORROR

Foxx’s

new tv

series

QMI AGENCY — Jamie Foxx is

preparing to scare TV audiences

by writing and producing

a star-studded horror series

co-hosted by Denise

Richards and his rumoured

girlfriend Stacey Dash.

Foxx and business partner

DeonTaylorwillco-executive

produce Night Tales, a horror

anthology series based on

2008 TV movie Nite Tales:

The Movie.

The pair has already cowritten

and co-directed the

pilot and several half-hour

episodes, featuring guest

spots from rapper Method

Man, funnyman Tom Arnold

and actor Jason Mewes.

A network is not yet attached

to the series but Taylor

insists the scary show

won’t be restricted to adult

audiences.

He tells Variety, “Some of

them (the episodes) will be

very, very horrified (sic), and

otherswillbemoresupernatural.Butthey’reall(rated)PG

(parental guidance suggested);therewon’tbeanysuperbloody

things happening

to people.”

QMI AGENCY —Thiscouldget

scary. The man behind the

movies House of 1,000

Corpses and a remake of the

1978 classic Halloween, Rob

Zombie, will be joining Extreme

Makeover: Home Edition

for a Halloween special.

Zombiewillbetheguestdesignerasthehomemakeover

show features the Oregon

SchoolfortheDeafinSalem.

The school hosts an annual

Nightmare Factory in the

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Zombie challenge

school’s basement for Halloween

as a fundraiser, but

the 12,000 square foot basement

has been deemed unsafe.

The show’s team will

renovate the basement and

trick it out in a spooky and

scary way so the cashstrapped

school can hold

their fundraiser.

This edition of Extreme

Makeover:HomeEditionwill

airSundaynightonABCand

CityTV.


32

WEEKEND

COMEDY TO HORROR

Foxx’s

new tv

series

QMI AGENCY — Jamie Foxx is

preparing to scare TV audiences

by writing and producing

a star-studded horror series

co-hosted by Denise

Richards and his rumoured

girlfriend Stacey Dash.

Foxx and business partner

DeonTaylorwillco-executive

produce Night Tales, a horror

anthology series based on

2008 TV movie Nite Tales:

The Movie.

The pair has already cowritten

and co-directed the

pilot and several half-hour

episodes, featuring guest

spots from rapper Method

Man, funnyman Tom Arnold

and actor Jason Mewes.

A network is not yet attached

to the series but Taylor

insists the scary show

won’t be restricted to adult

audiences.

He tells Variety, “Some of

them (the episodes) will be

very, very horrified (sic), and

otherswillbemoresupernatural.Butthey’reall(rated)PG

(parental guidance suggested);therewon’tbeanysuperbloody

things happening

to people.”

QMI AGENCY —Thiscouldget

scary. The man behind the

movies House of 1,000

Corpses and a remake of the

1978 classic Halloween, Rob

Zombie, will be joining Extreme

Makeover: Home Edition

for a Halloween special.

Zombiewillbetheguestdesignerasthehomemakeover

show features the Oregon

SchoolfortheDeafinSalem.

The school hosts an annual

Nightmare Factory in the

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Zombie challenge

school’s basement for Halloween

as a fundraiser, but

the 12,000 square foot basement

has been deemed unsafe.

The show’s team will

renovate the basement and

trick it out in a spooky and

scary way so the cashstrapped

school can hold

their fundraiser.

This edition of Extreme

Makeover:HomeEditionwill

airSundaynightonABCand

CityTV.


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television

WEEKEND

MEDIUM

8 p.m. on CBS, CTV

You think deja vu is harrowing? When Allison (Patricia Arquette) has

recurring and persistent flashes to a specific time in the future, her

dread mounts as she feels powerless to stop a catastrophic event

from happening in the new episode Where Were You When... ? Jake

Weber and Miguel Sandoval also star; Clancy Brown guest stars.

HOUSE

8 p.m. on FOX

A popular children’s author (guest star Amy Irving) inexplicably has

a seizure moments before attempting suicide. House (Hugh Laurie),

a fan of the author, suspects the key to her condition may be hidden

in her latest novel. House and Cuddy (Lisa Edelstein) go on a date

with Wilson and his girlfriend (Robert Sean Leonard, Cynthia Watros)

in Unwritten.

THE GOOD GUYS

9 p.m. on FOX

While investigating a spurious inspection report at the offices of a

corrupt oil company, Jack and Dan (Colin Hanks, Bradley Whitford)

discover they may have stumbled onto a deadly conspiracy — and

Kyle (guest star Chris Johnson), Liz’s (Jenny Wade) boyfriend, may

be smack in the middle of it — in the new episode The Whistlelower.

CSI: NY

9 p.m. on CBS, CTV

Despite its title, this procedural drama, now in its seventh season,

actually films most scenes in Los Angeles, but new series regular

Sela Ward gets her first chance to do some location filming in New

York in Do Not Pass Go, a tense new episode that finds Mac (Gary

Sinise) and his team sleuthing the puzzling case of a killer who is

able to get his victims’ parents to tamper with his crime scenes.

TV FRIDAY

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

MOVIES SPORTS NEWS 1. Shaw Vancouver 2. Bell Vancouver 3. Shaw Digital 4. Telus Vancouver

STATION STATION 1. 2. 6 3. PM6 4. PM6:306:30 6:30 6:30 7 PM7 7 PM 7 PM 7:30 7:30 7:30 8 PM 8 PM 8 PM 8:30 8:30 8:30 9 9 PM9 PM PM 9:30 9:30 10 10 PM PM 10:30

10:30

CANADIAN BROADCAST

SUNTV 213 5:00 Movie

A 12 256 12 12 Vancouver

CBC 3 251 3 7 Coronation S

CHEK 6 255 7 6 CHEK News

CITY TV 13 253 6 13 6:00 CityLine

CTV 9 250 4 9 6:00 CTV News

GLOBAL 11 252 11 11 6:00 News Hour

KNOW 5 268 5 5 Canadian...

JOY10 10 216 215 10 Name Is Earl

OMNI BC 8 254 8 Friends

SRC 7 120 6:00 Téléjournal

TVA 123 401 Le cercle

TV5 124 145 5:00 Thalassa:...

The Insider Old Christine

Corner Gas Access H

Wheel Fortune Jeopardy!

Island 30 North of 49

How I Met... The Office

eTalk Big Bang T.

ET ET Canada

Warriors of the Night

The Rockford Files

2 1/2 Men 2 1/2 Men

Kampaï ! À votre santé:...

(N) J.E.

Club social

Becker Grill Room :06 Boston Legal

Criminal Minds Dateline NBC

(N) Ron James Rick Mercer The Fifth Estate

(N) Smallville (N) Supernatural

America’s Got Talent Survivorman

(N) Medium (N) CSI: NY

90210 Ice Pilots NWT

Poirot

Third Watch Apna TV

OMNI News: Mandarin Edition OMNI News: Punjabi Edition

Paquet voleur Une heure sur terre

(N) Du talent à revendre (N) Ça finit bien la semaine

TV5 le journal :35 bbb Sans arme, ni haine, ni violence (‘08)

Infomercials Movie

The National

CHEK News :35 Island 30

Mantracker

(N) Blue Bloods

House

The Wild Parrots of...

20/20

Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Le téléjournal

TVA nouvelles

:05 Waramutseho. Chiffres...

AMERICAN NETWORKS

ABC 21

CBS 15

NBC 16

KCPQ 28

PBS 27

CW 14

288 21

289 15

287 16

290 28

291 383

297 14

20 6:00 News

19 6:00 News

21 King 5 News

22 How I Met...

23 6:00 Newshour

26 King/Queens

Wheel Fortune Jeopardy!

ET The Insider

Evening... Inside Edition

2 1/2 Men 2 1/2 Men

KCTS 9 Connects

The Office The Office

Charlie Brown

(N) Medium

School Pride

House

Washington W

(N) Smallville

BBC...

(N) Primetime: What Would...

(N) CSI: NY

(N) Dateline NBC

(N) The Good Guys

Need to Know

(N) Supernatural

20/20

(N) Blue Bloods

News Most Wanted

bbb Rain Man (‘88, Drama)

Seinfeld Seinfeld

NEWS, VIEWS & CURRENT AFFAIRS

BBCW 36 510 96 World... BBC News Ideas...

CTV News 92 6:00 CTV News Lloyd... CTV News

BNN 58 504 58 93 6:00 SqueezePlay The Business... Alt. Investing

CNBC 83 509 143 99 6:00 Biography Dirty Money...

CNN 33 500 33 94 6:00 Larry King Anderson Cooper 360

NEWSWORLD 26 502 26 91 6:00 CBC News Doc Zone

VISION 118 261 118 156 Emmerdale Gaither Gospel Hour

BBC News Our World

Lloyd... CTV News

Market Call Tonight

Mad Money

CBC News: The National

Unscripted IdeaCity

BBC News Russia Busin. BBC News Middle East...

Lloyd... News... Lloyd... News...

Car/Business Headline SqueezePlay

The Apprentice Biography on CNBC

Larry King Live Anderson Cooper 360

CBC News: The National Doc Zone

bbb Dear Frankie (‘03, Drama) Emily Mortimer, Jack McElhone.

MOSTLY SPORTS

GOLF

OLN 49

SCORE 54

SPEED 55

SPORTSNET 22

TSN 23

416 144 116 Nationwide: Tour Championship

411 49 119 Opera. Repo Conspiracy Theory Monsterquest

410 114 115 5:00 Smackdown! Right After... Gillette Drafted Season 2

417 117 6:00 NASCAR... NASCAR Sprint Cup Final... Trackside at...

407 22 111 Connected The Big Game Canucks TV

400 23 110 4:00 Football Football CFL. Hamilton vs Calgary.

Golf Central

Games/Night

EPL Preview

Champions: AT & T Championship

Opera. Repo Opera. Repo Conspiracy Theory

WWE Smackdown!

Dave Despain on Assignment World of Outlaws

The Ultimate Fighter Sportsnet Connected

Sportscentre

MOSTLY MOVIES

AMC 53

MC1 60

MC2

HBOC 63

TCM 46

293

308

307

292

53

63

46

228 5:00 bb Predator (‘87) bb Predator 2 (‘90, Science fiction) Danny Glover, Maria Conchita Alonso. bb Deep Blue Sea (‘99, Horror)

:20 bbb Pontypool (‘08, Horror) Stephen McHattie. bb The Crazies (‘10, Horror) Timothy Olyphant, Radha Mitchell. 9:45 bbb Zombieland (‘09)

:20 bbb Star Trek (‘09, Science fiction) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto. bbb The Hangover (‘09, Comedy) Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis. :20 Movie

243 bb Subway Stories (‘97, Sketches) Anne Heche. Less Than Kind Entourage Hung Living in Real Time With Bill Maher

227 bbb The Revenge of Frankenstein (‘58, Horror) Peter Cushing. :15 bbb Frankenstein Created Woman (‘67) bbb Frankenstein Must Be...

MUSIC & POP CULTURE

CMT 20 575 20 258 Accord. Jim Home Imp. Home Imp. Pick A Puppy ER Vets

MM 24 570 24 255 My Super Psycho Sweet 16 (‘09, Horror) Lauren McKnight, Matt Angel. Video on Trial

MMM 35 571 35 256 6:00 PunchMuch Lyrics! Lyrics! Behind the Music

MTVC 120 581 120 177 6:00 The... Jersey Shore 1 girl 5 gays MTV Live

STAR 88 621 88 6:00 Dr. Oz The Tonight Show TMZ eTalk

Funniest Home Videos

New Music Videos

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

8:56 Movie... Impact:...

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Accord. Jim Accord. Jim

Video on Trial Jackass

Lyrics! Lyrics!

Jessi Cruickshank: MTV Life

Dr. Oz

FOR THE KIDS

FAMILY 51

TELETOON 50

TREEHOUSE 43

YTV 25

556

554

553

551

51

50

43

25

76 Jonas

73 Justice League

Harry/Bucket

75 Victorious

Charlie Wizards bb Return to Halloweentown (‘06, Comedy)

Justice League Justice League The Avengers Star Wars Futurama

Rolie Polie... Toopy & Binoo Max & Ruby Dragon Backyardigans

bb A Cinderella Story (‘04, Comedy) Hilary Duff, Chad Michael Murray. 10 Things

Connor...

Futurama

Kai-Lan

10 Things

bbb Hocus Pocus (‘93, Comedy)

American Dad American Dad

Go Diego Go Franklin

Life Unexpected

INFORMATIVE

VIVA

DISCOVERY 42

FOOD 52

HGTV 29

HISTORY 44

520

603

600

133

96

42

29

44

202 6:00 Cold Case

200 6:00 Man vs....

143 Throwdown

142 6:00 Location,...

201 6:00 After...

The Closer

Extreme Peril

Diners

House Hunters

Trashopolis

Diners

House H. Int.

Rescue... Ghostly...

Daily Planet

Restaurant Makeover

Holmes on Homes

Lost Worlds

Judging Amy Cold Case

Man vs. Wild Canada’s Worst Driver

Diners Unwrapped Throwdown Throwdown

House H. Int. Location,... Location, Location, Location

bbb Braveheart (‘95, Drama) Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan.

VARIETY

A&E 31 615 216 6:00 Criminal M. Teach: Tony Danza

APTN 117 155 Rabbit Fall Cashing In Fish Out

BRAVO 56 620 40 171 5:00 bbb The Kite Runner (‘07, Drama) Khalid Abdalla.

COMEDY 57 625 57 173 JFL Gags 22 Minutes 22 Minutes

KTLA 65 298 KTLA 5 News 2 1/2 Men 2 1/2 Men

PEACHTREE 47 294 47 60 6:00 L & O: SVU Seinfeld Seinfeld

SHOWCASE 39 617 39 172 5:00 Strike Back Shattered

SLICE 41 601 41 141 Til Debt... Rich Bride, Poor Bride

SPACE 45 627 45 174 6:00 (N) Sanctuary (N) Stargate: Universe

SPIKE 32 628 32 150 :14 Entourage 6:46 Entourage :18 Entourage

TLC 34 521 34 140 6:00 What Not... Four Weddings

TV TROPOLIS 48 618 182 6:00 Restaurant J. Torrens J. Torrens

W 19 602 19 146 9 By Design Come Dine...

WSBK 64 296 64 Community... The Office The Office

Criminal Minds :01 Criminal Minds :01 Criminal Minds

bbb Poltergeist II: The Other Side (‘86, Drama) Craig T. Nelson. Blessings APTN...

Dexter :15 Law & Order :15 Without/Trace

Hiccups Dan for Mayor The Simpsons South Park Comedy Now! Comedy Inc.

(N) Smallville (N) Supernatural KTLA 5 News Sports Final

bb The Chronicles of Riddick (‘04, Science fiction) Vin Diesel, Colm Feore. Movie

Death Among Friends (‘09, Suspense) William B. Davis, Holly Dignard. Strike Back

ET Canada Bootcamp Real Housewives of New... Project Runway Canada

Innerspace A. Hitchcock (N) Sanctuary (N) Stargate: Universe

7:50 Entourage :22 Entourage 8:54 1000... :25 1000 Ways... 9:55 MANswers :26 Knockout

What Not to Wear Four Weddings What Not to Wear

‘70s Show ‘70s Show King/Queens King/Queens Family Guy All Worked Up

The Closer bb The Skeleton Key (‘05, Horror) Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands.

Curb Your... Entourage South Park Name Is Earl Law & Order: SVU


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Lions tap new market

B.C. Lions are busting into the crowded energy-drink market with its own

caffeinated serum simply called ROAR. The football club teamed with

Central City Brewing Company to create the non-alcoholic elixir. ROAR

can be found at IGA, Safeway and Co-op gas locations.

– QMI AGENCY

Fall means

big flavour

LOCAL

NEWS

Colin

ews

Justhereforthebeer.com

Craft breweries around the

province have the unique

ability to brew small batches

of specialty beer. New beers

excite connoisseurs and create

a buzz in liquor stores.

These extraordinary beers

are becoming extremely important

to the reputation of

the breweries.

Some beers attract a huge

following and they become

part of the regular lineup.

Others only grace the shelf for

mere moments before they

disappear for another year.

Great big beers with great

big flavours are what fall and

winter are all about.

My Pick: Shipwreck Triple

India Pale Ale has washed

up on the shores of the

Lower Mainland.

This is the first of the Small

Brewery Big Flavour series

from Lighthouse Brewing in

Victoria.

At a whopping 10 per cent

alcohol, this beer definitely

packs a punch. Although the

hop flavour is omnipresent,

the use of additional pale

malts provides very evident

sweetness.

Pair Shipwreck IPA with

strong cheeses, full

flavoured curries and hearty

beef stew with thick gravy.

Listen to Just Here For The Beer

Radio live Mondays at 6 p.m. on AM

650, or visit justhereforthebeer.com

Are you a wine connoisseur or

wino? There’s a big difference,

as I recently learned at a

House Wine monthly tasting

at Vintage Gallery in O’Doul’s

Restaurant & Bar (1300 Robson

St.). A wine connoisseur

retains information about

grapes and regions. A wino

just likes the taste of wine. I

fall under the latter category.

For me, about 10 per cent of

what I sample is out-of-thisworld

delicious. Another 10

per cent of what I pick up at

the liquor store is rank and

should be banned by Health

Canada. But that middle 80

per cent? Highly drinkable and

enjoyable. I guess what I’m

saying is, my unrefined palate

isn’t great on picking up the

subtle nuances of various

grapes.

So, as much as I enjoyed the

different flavours our House

Wine hosts Michelle Bouffard

and Michaela Morris were introducing

us to, I did feel like a

bit of a fraud. After every tasting,

my instinct was to say,

“Yup, tastes good, just like the

last one.” But I knew better.

I was among a group of purple-lipped

keeners, eager to

take in as much 411 on Bordeaux

as possible. I was just

eager to take in as much Bordeaux

as possible.

We gathered in the intimate

Vintage Gallery space, where

there was a fine selection of

cheese and bread waiting for

us. We were given a list of a

dozen or so Bordeaux blends

from all over the world to taste.







The hospitable House Wine

ladies gave us a brief breakdown

of France’s renowned

recipe, and then positioned

themselves at the tasting bar

and let us have at ’er.

The next Wine House tasting

is on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at

O’Doul’s. The featured grape

will be Grenache. For more

info, visit www.housewine.ca.

› TASTE 35

KFC bestseller

KFC thinks it’s the cock of the walk in the fast food industry after predicting

350,000 of its controversial Double Down sandwiches will be sold by

Halloween, making the poultry concoction the fried-chicken chain’s most

successful sandwich in history. The limited edition bun-less sandwich

will be available in Canada until Nov. 14.

– QMI AGENCY

Taste testing Bordeaux

Sarah

Dining Chronicles

Raj

Urbanmixer.com

Raj and Angelina continue

their slider quest, winding up

in a place that looks to have

been recently vandalized. Is the

graffiti on the wall going to

stay? According to the staff,

nothing lasts forever, including

this place. 100 days, they say.

But who’s counting…

Raj: We seem to be in the

right place. I feel like a freaking

celebrity here.

The House Wine ladies host a monthly

tasting at O’Doul’ s. PHOTO SUBMITTED

100 days and counting … then they’re gone!

Angelina: We’re in

the restaurant at

the OPUS Hotel,

350 Davie Street.

Creativity,

passion

and hospitalitypercol

a t e

from the

staff here.

They’re overjoyed that

we’ve asked for the sliders. We

also got sides and Champagne.

R: Did I go to heaven? The

sliders truly are a knockout.

Ground CAB strip loin

steak — the pride of

Canada — cooked

medium rare, a

smoky BBQ

sauce made

with peaty Ardbeg

Scotch,

caramelized

onions, a sesame

seed bun…

A: And the sides were just as

remarkable! The best truffle oil

macaroni and cheese I’ve ever

had, Burrata Caprese salad,

home-cut fries with parmesan

and more truffle oil!

R: Maybe I’ll see you dressed

up for their special ’80s themed

Halloween brunch…

A: In the raddest costume,

EVER!

Editor: You heard right, 100

days is hosting an ’80s Halloween

costume brunch on the

31st. Now, let’s not forget the

poor Chinese pork bun that got

singled out at Goldfish Pacific

Kitchen. Help save it! Tweet at

@GoldFishKitchen and use

the hashtag #savetheporkbun.

HOT OFF THE BLOGS

cheapappetite.com

Yummy Sushi

Yummy Sushi is best

known for its North

American Breakfast

special.

Once inside this

shabby restaurant, I

was greeted by the

most genuinely happy

lady I’ve ever met. (I

can’t be that happy

even if the doctor put

me on the double dose

of Prozac.)

Her eyes lit up as she

described the breakfast:

“You get two eggs

with a pile of hash

browns, two pieces of

toast and your choice of

five pieces of bacon,

five sausage links, or

ham. All for just $2.99.”

As for the taste test,

the sunny-side-up eggs

were beautifully cooked.

The orange yolks oozed

out as soon as I broke

into them with a piece of

crispy bacon.

Oh, my delicious piece

of heaven. The hash

browns had a crunchy

crust on the outside.

Once I bit into one, I realized

just how soft

they are on the inside.

After the delicious

meal, I then understood

why the lady is

always smiling.

Yummy Sushi

1980 Pine Street

604-731-7110


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› TASTE

NEW ARTISAN’S CRAFT

Quality of Canadian wines

growing alongside cheeses

WATERS ON WINE

Chris

There are many beneficial spin-offs associated with enjoying

the bounty of a homegrown wine industry. One of

the things I’m most thankful for is the parallel development

between the rising quality of Canadian wines and

the increasing sophistication of our local food producers.

Thankfully, the rapid growth and improvement of the domestic

wine scene has been mirrored by the radical reinvention

of the nation’s cheese industry. There’s been an

explosion of new producers crafting artisan cheeses

across the country. Like their winemaking counterparts,

this new wave of modern cheesemaker strongly identifies

with the European tradition of their craft, while looking to

reinterpret classic styles in a regional, Canadian context.

Marketer and fromage appreciation educator Kathy Guidi

has followed the renaissance every step of the way and

artfully channels that immense knowledge into a clear,



concise primer, Canadian Cheese: A Pocket Guide.

Guidi shares insight about the best way to shop for, select,

store and serve Canadian cheeses. Her informative writeups

provide insider advice on the best ways to enjoy

cheese as well as useful tasting notes about 170-plus artisan

and specialty cheeses produced from coast to coast.

As Guidi writes in her introduction, “when you can visualize

the diary animal grazing in the pasture, the cheesemaker

gently scooping curds into the moulds, and the

affineur turning and wiping their cheese, waiting for it to

glorify this ancient craft that expresses the best of the

land and animals through simple liquid milk — then you

are truly appreciating cheese.”

Also of interest to budding caseophiles — the $20 word for

cheese lover — is the two page primer on how to taste

cheese like a pro, the appendix of cheese mongers sorted

by city and province and the portable size of this tidy volume.

You’ll want to have it on hand to reference the next

time you go shopping.

Canadian Cheese: A Pocket Guide, McArthur & Company,

$19.95.

Christopher Waters is the editor of Sun Media’s Vines Magazine. He can be

reached at chris@vinesmag.com.









WINE OF THE WEEK

***1/2

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

HOB NOB CELLARS 2008 PINOT

NOIR VIN DE PAYS D’OCLANGUEDOC,

FRANCE BC AB $16.99 | ON $12.95

(184069)

Pinot Noir turns into a different animal when

exposed to the warmth of the sun in the

south of France. This jammy and soft red reveals

cooked strawberry notes that are enhanced

by cedar, spice and chocolate

notes. The result is a charming red that

would pair nicely with a flavourful semi-soft

washed rind cheese like Oka or Comtomme.


› TASTE 37

HALLOWEEN TREATS

Grub for goblins

There’s nothing like a good

haunting to scare up a healthy

appetite.

Foods so tasty it’s frightening?

Please — Halloween’s this coming

weekend and we just know

you’re planning a howling good

bash.

Dressing up’s just one part of

recipes

PUMPKIN CREME

BRULEE

6 mini pumpkins (about size of

baseball)

2 Tbsp. (30ml) butter

2 Tbsp. (30ml) brown sugar

2 cups (500ml) pumpkin puree

(not pumpkin pie filling)

2 Tbsp. (30ml) honey

1 tsp. (5ml) cinnamon powder

1 Tbsp. mirin (rice wine similar

to sake)

1/2 tsp. (2.5ml) ground cloves

2 cups (500ml) 35% cream

1.5 tsp. (7ml) vanilla extract

7 eggs

½ cup (125ml) sugar

¾ cup (175ml) brown sugar

serves 6

√ Preheat oven to 350F

(180C). Cut tops off all mini

pumpkins. Reserve tops.

With a spoon core, out all

pumpkins, being careful not

to puncture outer skin.

√ In a small pot over low

heat, melt butter and brown

sugar until thoroughly

the fun; the trick is in getting the

right treat for your party, be it a

casual get-together or a terrifyingly

large party (just ask the

person who has to clean up the

mess the next day!).

Next to Christmas, Halloween is

one of the most celebrated rituals

of the year, for a number of

melted. Brush inner pumpkins

with butter/sugar mixture.

Place pumpkins on a

cookie sheet and roast in

oven for about 15 minutes, or

until slightly soft. Allow to

cool thoroughly.

√ In a large bowl combine

pumpkin puree, honey, cinnamon,

mirin and cloves, mix

well. In a separate bowl,

whisk eggs and sugar until

fluffy.

√ In a medium-size

saucepan, warm cream and

vanilla until almost to a boil,

but do not allow to boil.

√ Very carefully temper

cream and egg mixture (remove

some hot cream into a

small bowl. Quickly whisk in

eggs, Continue to add a bit

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Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa will miss “a couple of weeks” with an

upper-body injury, head coach Joel Quenneville announced on Thursday.

Hossa sustained the injury in the second period of Wednesday’s 3-1 win

over the Los Angeles Kings. He skated on three shifts before leaving the

bench and missing the remainder of the game. – SPORTS NETWORK

UFC-WEC merger means more fights

JOSE RODRIGUEZ

QMI Agency

The Ultimate Fighting Championship

is lightening up.

UFC president Dana White

announced Thursday the company

is folding its World Extreme

Cagefighting promotion

into the mother show.

The move means the UFC

will immediately inherit 145

lbs and 135 lbs weight classes.

“As the UFC continues to

evolve and grow globally, we

want to be able to give fans title

fights in every weight division,”

said White.

“We’ve always wanted to have

every weight class in the UFC.

Now that we are rolling into

more and more countries we

can.”

The only duplication between

the two fight clubs was the

lightweight division – 155 lbs.

Jamie Varner (left) punches Kamel Shalorus during their WEC bout at

Edmonton’s Rexall Place in June. After Thursday’s announcement, all

WEC fighters are now part of the UFC. PHOTO QMI AGENCY

White said the winner of the

UFC lightweight title fight between

champ Frankie Edgar

and Gray Maynard – slated for

early 2011 – will face the winner

of the bout between WEC

champ Ben Henderson and




Anthony Pettis set to take place

in December.

White said Jose Aldo will immediately

be recognized as the

UFC featherweight (145 lbs)

champ and Dominick Cruz will

be the UFC bantamweight (135












› SPORTS 39

Veteran goalie Alex Auld, who signed as a free agent from the New York Rangers last

summer, will get his first start for the Montreal Canadiens Friday against the New York

Islanders – the first of three games in four nights for the Habs. Coach Jacques Martin

said bringing Auld into the mix helps alleviate the work load for starter Carey Price, who

is off to a hot start, with a 6-2-1 record in his first nine games. Auld has not started a

game since April 6 when the Rangers lost 5-2 to the Buffalo Sabres. – QMI AGENCY

√Classes

The merger brings the

total UFC weight classes

to seven:

- heavyweight (265 lbs)

- light-heavyweight (205 lbs)

- middleweight (185 lbs)

- welterweight (170 lbs)

- lightweight (155 lbs)

- featherweight (145 lbs)

- bantamweight (135 lbs)

— QMI AGENCY

lbs) champ. Aldo will make his

UFC debut at UFC 125 on Jan.

1 in La Vegas.

White also announced a new

TV deal with the U.S.-based

Versus network to air four free

UFC fights a year. Versus had

aired the WEC previously, as

did The Score in Canada.

Time to dress up

GUTS MCTAVISH

QMI Agency

This Sunday marks the 30th

anniversary of my retirement

from trick or treating.

It was obvious I had lost a step

in my confectionary door-todoor

pursuit. So I did the right

thing and hung up my Gerry

Cheevers Boston Bruins jersey

and washed off for the last time

the hundred stitches my mom

had painstakingly Bic-penned

on to my face.

In honour of this personal

milestone I asked Canucks Nation

to choose a player and

tweet me what costume best

suits them.

Here’s my top 5:

@kmyles: Cory Schneider

as Horatio Kane (CSI) because

he’s solved the Canucks

backup goaltending mystery.

@_ericadawn: Bieksa

should go as an elderly woman

who’s in menopause because

he’s so hot and cold all the time.

@mqasim13: Sami Salo -

Egyptian mummy, because

with all his injuries, he’s already

half way there.

@AdrienYee: Raffi Torres:

Chucky. Nuff said.

@CanucksCorner: In times

like this, I wish O’Brien was

still a Canuck. Night at the Roxbury

outfit would suit him.


40

› SPORTS

WORLD SERIES Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson pitches to the

San Francisco Giants in the first inning of Game 2 Thursday in San Francisco.

For game results, visit vancouver.24hrs.ca/sports. — REUTERS

PHOTO JEFF CHIU

Empire not so

good for PNE

BOB MACKIN

QMI Agency

The B.C. Lions are losers in the

2010 Canadian Football

League standings, but the Pacific

National Exhibition still

expects to be a winner at Empire

Field.

The original budget was estimated

at $3.525 million in food,

beverage and parking sales and

TicketMaster fees, and $2.432

million in direct costs. PNE

president Mike McDaniel estimated

there would be

$500,000 to $600,000 less revenue

generated because actual

gate attendance has hovered

around 20,000 to 21,000.

The city-owned PNE projected

a 25,000 average attendance

at the 27,500-capacity

temporary stadium.

“It’s not going to be a disaster

by any stretch,” McDaniel said.

“We’ve done well down there,

but not as well as we would’ve

liked.”

McDaniel said the lower-

than-expected attendance has

meant lower expenses.

He expects the PNE will

eventually be $650,000 in the

black.

The Lions end their first outdoor

regular season since 1982

on Sunday against the

Saskatchewan Roughriders, but

it won’t be the last football game

of the year.

Empire will host the Subway

Bowl high school football playoffs,

which end Dec. 4.

Provincial taxpayer-owned

B.C. Pavilion Corporation

signed deals worth $16.34 million

to build Empire while B.C.

Place Stadium is closed for its

$563 million renovation.

The biggest contract is

$12,171,047, with stadium contractor

Nussli.

The Vancouver Whitecaps

debut in Major League Soccer

at Empire in March. Both the

Whitecaps and Lions are expected

to move to B.C. Place

late next summer.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

√ QUESTIONABLE

Minnesota Vikings quarterback

Brett Favre missed practice for a

second straight day Thursday.

Despite the injury, the 41-yearold

future Hall-of-Famer said he

will wait until Friday to see if the

“swelling and pain subsides”

before making a decision on his

status. Favre broke two small

bones in his left ankle during

last Sunday’s game.

√ SIDELINED

New York Giants defensive end

Mathias Kiwanuka was placed

on injured reserve with a

bulging disc in his neck, head

coach Tom Coughlin confirmed

Thursday. It’s unclear

when and how the 27-year-old

suffered the injury.

√ ADDITION

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers

added former B.C. Lions quarterback

Zac Champion to their

practice roster Thursday. The

26-year-old threw only 34

passes and two touchdowns for

the Lions in 2008 and 2009.


FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

√ EAST

W L F A Pts

y-Mtl. 11 5 480 415 22

x-Ham. 9 7 436 372 18

x-Tor. 8 8 313 401 16

Wpg. 4 12 419 434 8

√ WEST

W L F A Pts

y-Cal. 11 4 536 403 22

x-Sask. 9 7 449 442 18

Edm. 6 10 343 501 12

B.C. 6 10 420 428 12

y - clinched division

x - clinched playoff spot

√ SEASON SERIES

The Roughriders have had

B.C.’s number, winning 37-18 in

Week 2 and 37-13 in Week 7.

√ EMPIRE FINALE

Sunday’s game is the last at

Empire Field for the Lions this

season and, win or lose, B.C.

will finish with a losing home

record. It’s only the second

time in the past 12 years

where the Lions aren’t above

.500 in their own stadium. It

also happened last year when

they finished 4-5.

√ QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Off the field, it’s definitely a

headache. I have to babysit

him. He asks me to tuck him in,

read him a nightly story, make

sure he doesn’t cry himself to

sleep. But at the end of the day

it’s what’s best for the team, so

if I have to do that and give him

some warm milk so he can go

to bed peacefully, then I guess

that’s what I have to do.” - halfback

Ryan Phillips on defensive

tackle Aaron Hunt (who

was laughing in the background)

returning to the team

this week.

√ THE BUZZ: Which B.C. Lions team will show up at Empire Field on Halloween Sunday? The inconsistent bunch that amassed a

seven-game losing streak earlier in the season or the one that finally managed to execute offensively, winning four of five soon after?

With two games remaining in the regular season, the Leos look to keep their playoff hopes alive when they host the Saskatchewan

Roughriders in the final home game this season. It’s a must-win for B.C., simple as that. Game time is at 2 p.m. – HOSEA CHEUNG

PLAYERS TO WATCH:

Geroy Simon #81

A big game calls for a big

performance from your

best receiver. Despite

1,076 receiving yards

this season, the veteran

was nearly

shut out last week

with only one catch

for 11 yards. The ‘Superman’

must be the

difference maker for B.C.

at this crucial time of the

season.

26.2 (5th STATISTICS:

B.C.

)

On the line

A loss by the Lions and a win

by Edmonton over Winnipeg

eliminates B.C. from the

playoffs, putting them fourth

in the West. It makes this

game that much more important

for the Leos, who are

not in the driver’s seat at the

moment.

GAME ON: LIONS VS. ROUGHRIDERS

J. Robertson #25

With quarterback Travis Lulay

prone to scramble under

pressure, Robertson

has been used more

effectively as a receiver

than a running

back. In the past two

games, he’s had 134 receiving

yards to 45 rushing

yards. In order to

open up the playbook,

B.C. needs to give

him more carries.

Avg. points for

FOUR STORIES TO WATCH:

No risk?

The Riders can’t go up or

down in the standings.

Does that mean they’ll rest

players and not go all out in

order to avoid injuries?

We’ll see. But it’s obvious

B.C. needs to win this game

more than Saskatchewan

does.

Darian Durant #4

The Riders quarterback

leads all CFL pivots with

4,865 passing yards even

though Saskatchewan

has a 60.1 per cent pass

completion rating,

second lowest. It

goes to show how

often Durant goes

to the air, and just

makes the pass rush

that much more important

for the Lions.

SASKATCHEWAN

28.1 (3 rd )

26.8 (5th ) 27.6 (7 th Avg. points against

)

329.1 (7 th ) 400.6 (3rd Avg. yards for

)

377.7 (5th ) 388.8 (7th Avg. yards against

)

33 (6th ) 47 (2nd Touchdowns

)

Consistency

It’s been a big concern in

B.C.’s game this entire season.

The Lions must stay focused

for the entire 60 minutes,

unlike last week which

was full of ups and downs

the entire game. B.C. can’t

always count on getting

lucky breaks.

J. Patrick #14

Lions’ Lulay better watch out

for Saskatchewan’s secondary

when throwing

those passes. James

Patrick leads the CFL

with nine interceptions

and has 195

return yards and

one touchdown.

The safety is also

third on the

Roughriders with 61

tackles.

«We’re just taking

care of what we

can take care of. »

– coach

Wally

Buono

Run D

The ground game may be

the one to watch – not because

the two sides are

strong running teams, but

because their run defence

are the worst in the league.

Both sides are bottom two

in almost every rushing defence

category.

› SPORTS 41

GRIDIRON GRILL

Guts

Sports

columnist

Home

course

Sunday’s contest vs. the

Saskatchewan Roughriders

is now being billed as a

Lions home playoff game.

Unofficially, of course.

I understand Wally’s

reasoning behind that

statement. I get that his

team fell well short of

their goal to host an honest-to-goodness

playoff

date, and that this late

season seats-of-theirpants

pseudo-promotion

will have to suffice.

It makes sense that the

Lions organization has

created an urgency for the

fans to get to Empire

Field and witness for

themselves Buono’s Little

Big Horn.

From a marketing

standpoint, it’s actually

bordering on brilliant.

Custer reference notwithstanding.

I suppose I still feel a little

bit of empathy for the

fans who failed to see that

type of urgency they’re

billing Sunday’s game

with on the field, when it

counted the most.

Based solely on their

body of work this season,

the B.C. Lions really have

no business being a part

of this year’s playoffs.

But if anyone deserves a

free dessert for what has

amounted to a fairly awful

main course, it’s the fans

of the B.C. Lions.

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crossword

ACROSS

1 Painter’s plastic covering

5 Mantle

10 Pinnacle

14 Finished

15 Raised strip

16 Floating object

17 Lamebrain

18 Beyond doubt

20 Have debts

21 Inquires

22 Burn

23 Young horses

25 Greek letter

26 Like wild winter weather

28 Stops

31 Skins an apple

32 Euro’s French forerunner

34 Regulation

36 “Woe is me!”

37 Demon

38 Big celebration

39 Badminton court divider

40 Serious

41 High-intensity surgical beam

42 In __; confidentially

44 Slight bow

45 Not at home

46 Synagogue leader

47 Started

50 Theater section

51 Taxi

54 Enthusiastic praise

57 Classroom helper

58 Semicircular, projecting part of a

church

59 Waterfowl

60 Part of a constellation

61 Dimwit

62 Irritable

sudoku

› BREAK

63 “Ave Maria” or “Rock of Ages”

DOWN

1 Hubbub

2 Swear

3 Fix up a room

4 Expert

5 Like the heel of a loaf of bread

6 Connections

7 Likelihood

8 Number of years lived

9 Actor Berry

10 Early calculator

11 Havana’s land

12 Daniel Defoe’s “__ Flanders”

13 Observed

19 Abraham’s son

21 Poor box contribution

24 Miner’s finds

25 Take care of

26 Reach across

27 Stories

28 Walking stick

29 Stretchiness

30 TV’s Soupy __



32 Italian car

33 Last biblical bk.

35 Cautious

37 Guitar ridge

38 Clothing

40 Pig’s comment

41 Apply grease to, for short

43 Grand __ Dam

44 Classic film “tough guy” James __

46 Chanticleer’s spot

47 Rosary piece

48 World’s Fair

49 Fight for breath

50 Fibs

52 Actor Sandler

53 Swiss capital

55 Representative: abbr.

56 Golf ball holder

57 Bit of soot

Thursday’s answers

LINDA BLACK

October 29, 2010

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Friday’s birthday: Direct your personal power and will toward

all types of creativity. Your career blossoms as you gain fluidity

in expression. This year may be about imagining the many uses

of the treasures stored within your memory. Make your findings

public soon for best results.

ARIES

March 21 to April 19

You find yourself deeply

involved with your own feelings

today. Don’t try to talk yourself

out of them. Instead, face them

squarely. This brings peace.

Rating : ○○○○○

TAURUS

April 20 to May 20

You achieve balance between

social obligations and personal

desire for travel. The two may

combine in a natural way.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

GEMINI

May21toJune20

You love the passionate

response that you get from

your favourite people when you

share an idea. It’s not time yet

to put the plan into action.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

CANCER

June 21 to July 22

Productivity gets a boost when

you allow yourself to chase

your passion.

Take advantage of the

circumstances to make hay

while the sun shines.

Rating : ○○○○○○

LEO

July 23 to August 22

Your week comes to conclusion

on a most satisfying note.

Go out and celebrate your success

with good food and good

friends. Record this day for the

future.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○

VIRGO

August 23 to September 22

As you look forward to the

weekend, handle small tasks as

you go. That way you free up

time for everyone to do something

fun together.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○



To get the advantage, check the day’s rating:

10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

LIBRA

September 23 to October 22

Nurture your own social position

by bringing something unusual

to the plans. A male handles

the invitations, while you

focus on refreshments.

Rating : ○○○○○○

SCORPIO

October 23 to November 21

Everything gets accomplished

that you need to do today.

Oddly, your enthusiasm isn’t as

important as consistent effort.

Tease others into compliance.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○

SAGITTARIUS

November 22 to December 21

It’s easy to stay on track today

with major changes. Just take

the next step. You already have

a great plan and the necessary

energy.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

CAPRICORN

December 22 to January 19

Keep yourself focused on

what’s on your desk. Don’t get

distracted by associates and

chatter. Make it easier for you to

get home to something more fun.

Rating : ○○○○○○

AQUARIUS

January 20 to February 18

Enjoy every moment shared

with associates. Everyone

seems alive, thriving and working

at their optimal level. You

see success ahead of hard

work.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○

PISCES

February 19 to March 20

Plan on spending a lot of time

in public situations today. Circumstances

require your presence.

Clear your schedule and

remain flexible.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○


42

crossword

ACROSS

1 Painter’s plastic covering

5 Mantle

10 Pinnacle

14 Finished

15 Raised strip

16 Floating object

17 Lamebrain

18 Beyond doubt

20 Have debts

21 Inquires

22 Burn

23 Young horses

25 Greek letter

26 Like wild winter weather

28 Stops

31 Skins an apple

32 Euro’s French forerunner

34 Regulation

36 “Woe is me!”

37 Demon

38 Big celebration

39 Badminton court divider

40 Serious

41 High-intensity surgical beam

42 In __; confidentially

44 Slight bow

45 Not at home

46 Synagogue leader

47 Started

50 Theater section

51 Taxi

54 Enthusiastic praise

57 Classroom helper

58 Semicircular, projecting part of a

church

59 Waterfowl

60 Part of a constellation

61 Dimwit

62 Irritable

sudoku

› BREAK

63 “Ave Maria” or “Rock of Ages”

DOWN

1 Hubbub

2 Swear

3 Fix up a room

4 Expert

5 Like the heel of a loaf of bread

6 Connections

7 Likelihood

8 Number of years lived

9 Actor Berry

10 Early calculator

11 Havana’s land

12 Daniel Defoe’s “__ Flanders”

13 Observed

19 Abraham’s son

21 Poor box contribution

24 Miner’s finds

25 Take care of

26 Reach across

27 Stories

28 Walking stick

29 Stretchiness

30 TV’s Soupy __



32 Italian car

33 Last biblical bk.

35 Cautious

37 Guitar ridge

38 Clothing

40 Pig’s comment

41 Apply grease to, for short

43 Grand __ Dam

44 Classic film “tough guy” James __

46 Chanticleer’s spot

47 Rosary piece

48 World’s Fair

49 Fight for breath

50 Fibs

52 Actor Sandler

53 Swiss capital

55 Representative: abbr.

56 Golf ball holder

57 Bit of soot

Thursday’s answers

LINDA BLACK

October 29, 2010

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Friday’s birthday: Direct your personal power and will toward

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in expression. This year may be about imagining the many uses

of the treasures stored within your memory. Make your findings

public soon for best results.

ARIES

March 21 to April 19

You find yourself deeply

involved with your own feelings

today. Don’t try to talk yourself

out of them. Instead, face them

squarely. This brings peace.

Rating : ○○○○○

TAURUS

April 20 to May 20

You achieve balance between

social obligations and personal

desire for travel. The two may

combine in a natural way.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

GEMINI

May21toJune20

You love the passionate

response that you get from

your favourite people when you

share an idea. It’s not time yet

to put the plan into action.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

CANCER

June 21 to July 22

Productivity gets a boost when

you allow yourself to chase

your passion.

Take advantage of the

circumstances to make hay

while the sun shines.

Rating : ○○○○○○

LEO

July 23 to August 22

Your week comes to conclusion

on a most satisfying note.

Go out and celebrate your success

with good food and good

friends. Record this day for the

future.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○

VIRGO

August 23 to September 22

As you look forward to the

weekend, handle small tasks as

you go. That way you free up

time for everyone to do something

fun together.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○



To get the advantage, check the day’s rating:

10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

LIBRA

September 23 to October 22

Nurture your own social position

by bringing something unusual

to the plans. A male handles

the invitations, while you

focus on refreshments.

Rating : ○○○○○○

SCORPIO

October 23 to November 21

Everything gets accomplished

that you need to do today.

Oddly, your enthusiasm isn’t as

important as consistent effort.

Tease others into compliance.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○

SAGITTARIUS

November 22 to December 21

It’s easy to stay on track today

with major changes. Just take

the next step. You already have

a great plan and the necessary

energy.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

CAPRICORN

December 22 to January 19

Keep yourself focused on

what’s on your desk. Don’t get

distracted by associates and

chatter. Make it easier for you to

get home to something more fun.

Rating : ○○○○○○

AQUARIUS

January 20 to February 18

Enjoy every moment shared

with associates. Everyone

seems alive, thriving and working

at their optimal level. You

see success ahead of hard

work.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○

PISCES

February 19 to March 20

Plan on spending a lot of time

in public situations today. Circumstances

require your presence.

Clear your schedule and

remain flexible.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○


42

crossword

ACROSS

1 Painter’s plastic covering

5 Mantle

10 Pinnacle

14 Finished

15 Raised strip

16 Floating object

17 Lamebrain

18 Beyond doubt

20 Have debts

21 Inquires

22 Burn

23 Young horses

25 Greek letter

26 Like wild winter weather

28 Stops

31 Skins an apple

32 Euro’s French forerunner

34 Regulation

36 “Woe is me!”

37 Demon

38 Big celebration

39 Badminton court divider

40 Serious

41 High-intensity surgical beam

42 In __; confidentially

44 Slight bow

45 Not at home

46 Synagogue leader

47 Started

50 Theater section

51 Taxi

54 Enthusiastic praise

57 Classroom helper

58 Semicircular, projecting part of a

church

59 Waterfowl

60 Part of a constellation

61 Dimwit

62 Irritable

sudoku

› BREAK

63 “Ave Maria” or “Rock of Ages”

DOWN

1 Hubbub

2 Swear

3 Fix up a room

4 Expert

5 Like the heel of a loaf of bread

6 Connections

7 Likelihood

8 Number of years lived

9 Actor Berry

10 Early calculator

11 Havana’s land

12 Daniel Defoe’s “__ Flanders”

13 Observed

19 Abraham’s son

21 Poor box contribution

24 Miner’s finds

25 Take care of

26 Reach across

27 Stories

28 Walking stick

29 Stretchiness

30 TV’s Soupy __



32 Italian car

33 Last biblical bk.

35 Cautious

37 Guitar ridge

38 Clothing

40 Pig’s comment

41 Apply grease to, for short

43 Grand __ Dam

44 Classic film “tough guy” James __

46 Chanticleer’s spot

47 Rosary piece

48 World’s Fair

49 Fight for breath

50 Fibs

52 Actor Sandler

53 Swiss capital

55 Representative: abbr.

56 Golf ball holder

57 Bit of soot

Thursday’s answers

LINDA BLACK

October 29, 2010

FRIDAY-SUNDAY

OCTOBER 29-31 2010

Friday’s birthday: Direct your personal power and will toward

all types of creativity. Your career blossoms as you gain fluidity

in expression. This year may be about imagining the many uses

of the treasures stored within your memory. Make your findings

public soon for best results.

ARIES

March 21 to April 19

You find yourself deeply

involved with your own feelings

today. Don’t try to talk yourself

out of them. Instead, face them

squarely. This brings peace.

Rating : ○○○○○

TAURUS

April 20 to May 20

You achieve balance between

social obligations and personal

desire for travel. The two may

combine in a natural way.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

GEMINI

May21toJune20

You love the passionate

response that you get from

your favourite people when you

share an idea. It’s not time yet

to put the plan into action.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

CANCER

June 21 to July 22

Productivity gets a boost when

you allow yourself to chase

your passion.

Take advantage of the

circumstances to make hay

while the sun shines.

Rating : ○○○○○○

LEO

July 23 to August 22

Your week comes to conclusion

on a most satisfying note.

Go out and celebrate your success

with good food and good

friends. Record this day for the

future.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○

VIRGO

August 23 to September 22

As you look forward to the

weekend, handle small tasks as

you go. That way you free up

time for everyone to do something

fun together.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○



To get the advantage, check the day’s rating:

10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.

LIBRA

September 23 to October 22

Nurture your own social position

by bringing something unusual

to the plans. A male handles

the invitations, while you

focus on refreshments.

Rating : ○○○○○○

SCORPIO

October 23 to November 21

Everything gets accomplished

that you need to do today.

Oddly, your enthusiasm isn’t as

important as consistent effort.

Tease others into compliance.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○

SAGITTARIUS

November 22 to December 21

It’s easy to stay on track today

with major changes. Just take

the next step. You already have

a great plan and the necessary

energy.

Rating : ○○○○○○○

CAPRICORN

December 22 to January 19

Keep yourself focused on

what’s on your desk. Don’t get

distracted by associates and

chatter. Make it easier for you to

get home to something more fun.

Rating : ○○○○○○

AQUARIUS

January 20 to February 18

Enjoy every moment shared

with associates. Everyone

seems alive, thriving and working

at their optimal level. You

see success ahead of hard

work.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○

PISCES

February 19 to March 20

Plan on spending a lot of time

in public situations today. Circumstances

require your presence.

Clear your schedule and

remain flexible.

Rating : ○○○○○○○○○

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