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MATT KIELTYKA - A small

sledgehammer blow to the

head isn’t going to break a

robbery victim’s spirit.

Two days after being

assaulted in a Downtown

Eastside alley by a hammerwielding

suspect, 72-yearold

Leo is relishing the opportunity

for a rematch.

“I hope I see him again,”

said Leo, who asked his last

name not to be published.

“I’ll come after him.”

The senior parked his

car in the alley, at the 400

block of Main Street, to eat

lunch at one of his favourite

restaurants in the area.

As he returned, a man

demanding money allegedly

jumped Leo.

Vancouver police

spokesperson Const. Jana

McGuinness described the

altercation as a “clubbing”.

Leo told media he was

struck six or seven times

with a 12-inch sledgehammer

until a 42-year-old

woman, who witnessed the

MATT KIELTYKA - Alleged

clerical errors and fears over

gang activity has forced the

Mixed Martial Arts Expo out

of Abbotsford.

According to Torontobased

promoter Gerald

Chopik, the much anticipated

MMA Expo April 10-

11 has been forced to switch

venues last-minute from the

Abbotsford Tradex to the

PNE after he was blindsided

by the Valley city.

“We’ve been working on

the Expo since October and

assault, jumped in and

chased the suspect away.

“She was yelling at him

obtained a letter of agreement

from the City of Abbotsford,”

Chopik told 24

hours. “But they spelled

“martial” wrong, so I sent it

back for fixing and didn’t

hear anything back. Then I

get a letter stating we had no

signed contract and the city

had concerns about the likelihood

of gang attendance at

the event.”

The event planner, who

has staged MMA expos in

other cities including

Toronto, was incensed.

to stop. The man eventually

walked away,” said McGuinness.

“Obviously she was an

“We’ve never had any

problems at our events and

nobody said anything to me

about cancellation or concerns,”

he said. “It’s outrageous.

They whipped the rug

from out under me, our exhibitors

and local businesses.”

Chopik secured a new

site at the PNE and is scrambling

to get the word out.

“The PNE was openminded

and took a look at

our show,” he said. “We’re

making lemonade out of

>Breaking News

SLEDGEHAMMER ASSAULT

Feisty senior wants rematch

Leo, a 72-year-old Vancouver resident, required a dozen staples to

close a gash in his head after he was beaten with a sledgehammer

in the Downtown Eastside Tuesday.

amazing Good Samaritan.”

Leo – who needed a

dozen staples to close a gash

at the top of his head – said

he won’t let the incident

scare him off, but he will

keep a closer eye on his surroundings.

“I’m going to be careful,”

he said. “You can’t do what

I did. I just couldn’t care less.

I won’t do that anymore.

You have to be careful and

know what’s around you.”

Vancouver resident

Danny Joseph Jordan, 46,

was arrested a day later and

charged with assault with

a weapon and robbery in

connection with the incident.

According to police,

there were 41 robberies

committed last year involving

victims over the age of

60.

The majority, 68 per

cent, happened in the northeast

sector of the city which

includes the Downtown

Eastside.

Abby boots out MMA expo over gang fears

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lemons. But I have to spend a

fortune to tell people there is

a new location and get weeks

of planning squeezed into a

few business days.”

The two-day expo will

feature grappling tournaments,

dozens of MMA vendors

and appearances by

many of the sport’s stars, including

UFC fighter Clay

Guida, legend Bas Rutten,

and Victoria’s undefeated

Strikeforce women’s welterweight

champion Sarah

Kauffman.

PIECE OF THE GAMES

Even though Martin

Brodeur didn’t play much

at the Olympics, an autographed

Vancouver 2010

Olympic puck is currently

fetching $201. There is

only one available puck

for sale, since this was

the only puck actually

stopped by Brodeur during

the Olympic

tournament.

» UFC gets closer

The Ultimate Fighting

Championship was given

conditional approval for a

June 12 pay-per-view event

at GM Place Wednesday by

the Vancouver Athletic

Commission. The UFC was

granted a promoter’s

licence, but the city still

needs to work out insurance

and indemnity details

before the event is officially

sanctioned.

» Fan fight vs

Ducks on YouTube

A YouTube video surfaced

featuring two hockey fans –

one in a Canucks sweater

and one in a Ducks jersey -

trading blows in the stands

during the Vancouver-Anaheim

game Wednesday. If

anyone’s keeping score, the

Canucks fan won the fight

handily, bowed to a cheering

crowd, and both were

ejected. See it at vancouver.24hrs.ca/fight


Breaking News

» Bear problems

Supreme Court of B.C.

placed Bear Mountain

Master Partnership under

creditor protection Thursday.

The Vancouver Island golf

course plans to operate regularly

as it goes through a

restructuring period. The

court has appointed Prowis

Inc. as the chief restructuring

office and Pricewater- house-

Coopers as the monitor.

» Chao’s moon

A local YouTube personality

is making waves with his

entry into the Doritos

Viralocity contest. Peter

Chao recreated a trailer for

Twilight: New Moon with a

Doritos twist, and his own

brand of comedy, for the

contest and currently leads

the contest and stands to

win up to $250,000. See it at

www.doritosviralocity.ca.

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he bunny’s already in town

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ABBY WISEMAN – The idea of

junk art may be grotesque to

some, but in reality, it doesn’t

take an artistic genius to

use recycled materials to

create things of beauty.

Urban Source owner

Vicki Gillis said more people

are using recycled materials

for do-it-yourself art projects.

The Main Street store

carries both found and donated

materials, ranging

from Chinese noodle boxes

to cellophane to wood veneer,

among others.

The Fine Arts graduate

opened the store in 1993

after working with a nonprofit

that specialized in recycled

art. With the rise of

sustainable culture, she has

seen more interest in her

business and more people

recycling instead of throwing

away.

“What’s really wonderful

to see is people trekking in on

their bicycles with huge bags

DHARM MAKWANA – City of

Vancouver is getting a new

guinea pig to test its low carbon

vehicles strategy.

Toyota Canada announced

Thursday a Prius

plug-in hybrid will be deployed

in Vancouver and

other regions of B.C. as part

of a pilot project.

City of Vancouver’s Brian

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throw in the garbage,” said

Gillis. “They’re truly biking

half- an-hour with who

knows what, and are really

making the effort to recycle.”

Since opening the store

Gillis has had everyone from

Beck said the vehicle, which

should be ready for market

by 2012, will join the city’s

green fleet of vehicles made

from a variety of automakers.

“What we’re going to do is

integrate this into a two-year

infrastructure pilot program

– charge it at home, work and

on the go – with a number of

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day-care classes, to handmade

enthusiasts, to Emily

Carr students walk through

her door.

One trend she’s noticed is

the rise of 20- to 30-yearolds

interested in creating

recycled art.

different car makers to validate

the infrastructure we’re

looking to build over time,”

Beck said at green business

summit GLOBE 2010.

Vancouver is the first city

in North America to include

vehicle charging stations in

its building codes.

While the city uses the

vehicle to test the possibility

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‘Recycled’ art finds a market

“What’s really neat is that

now people are having Saturday

night crafting parties,

which cracks me up.”

Gillis sees a bright future

for recycled art because people

are always interested in

making things inexpensively.

Vancouver bolster fleet of hybrid cars

DHARM MAKWANA – Vancouver

has the capacity to create

sustainable environmental

change but lacks the influence

and funding to turn

green dreams into reality,

according to Mayor Gregor

Robertson.

“We have a governance

structure that’s well over a

century old,” Robertson said

Thursday at the green busi-

Urban Source owner Vicki Gillis says nothing should go to waste when it could go to art.

ness summit GLOBE 2010.

“We don’t have the tools

to effectively finance and

drive the change. That’s

where I’m most worried right

now — that we’re totally reliant

on a provincial and federal

government who have a

lot of other things to manage,

and an incredible array of responsibilities,

and they can’t

focus in on what cities need

on a daily basis.”

He called the expansion of

rapid transit infrastructure

within Vancouver essential

to reaching his goal of being

the world’s greenest city.

Vancouver is on a shortlist

of future rapid transit

projects but both Victoria

and the feds have indicated

their next priority is to build

rapid transit connecting

of an electric grid for autos,

Toyota will keep an eye on

the market response.

“The pilot for us is more

about understanding the

consumer and how and who

the car would be best suited

for and its reception in the

marketplace,” said Toyota

Canada director Larry

Hutchinson.

northeast Burnaby to Coquitlam.

The benefits of the transit

infrastructure Robertson desires

were underscored by

Peter Busby, a Vancouver architect

and advocate for

building sustainable communities,

who joined the mayor

on a panel discussion about

the future of cities.

Busby argued locals could

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ABBY WISEMAN – If you’re

scared of the dark or don’t

know what to do without T.V.,

plenty of things are going

around town this Earth

Hour, March 27, 8:30 p.m. -

9:30 p.m.

Many Commercial Drive

restaurants will be candlelit,

while downtown

eateries

Raincity

Grill, C and

Nu are serving

a raw food

menu.

Locally, it

may be difficult

to see as the City of Vancouver

is dimming Library

Square and all civic buildings.

Science World is also

going dark.

Further out, Surrey is

hosting a celebration at Central

City Plaza with hot

chocolate and live entertainment

on offer.

John Yap, Minister of

State for Climate Action,

urges people to participate in

Earth Hour.

“It is just one hour, but it's

one hour when everyone

around the world thinks

about energy consumption

and is conscious about it.”

Green dreams need to be backed by province and feds

ABBY WISEMAN

Yap

significantly drop their

greenhouse gas emissions

profile if dense communities

with essentials services were

built.

“Unfortunately, it’s going

to take a Herculean effort to

change zoning patterns in the

western world because there

are so many entrenched positions,

[but] the models are

there in Vancouver.”

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@earthhour

Earth Hour a rare opportunity

to do some urban

astronomy without the

usual light pollution:

@westbrant1 Its earth

day this saturday ....

everyones suppose to

shut there lights out for a

hour but im afraid of the

dark....

@MarkHorseman Earth

Hour is to Environmentalism

as Lent is to

Catholicism

@mark_lawler For Earth

Hour 2010: I’m turning

on all of my lights &

cranking stereo to full

volume to Kansas’ “Point

of No Return”

@adekumala Only a year

later #EarthHour had

become a global sustainability

movement with

more than 50 million

people across 35 countries

participating.

@coffeelovechaos Like

most good ideas,

#earthhour was born in a

pub in Sydney

@skjreilly ... We know

your all trying to burn

your budgets before the

end of April but how

about not burning your

lightbulbs for #Earth-

Hour Sat 8.30pm

@WillScheilling Don’t

forget to turn your lights

off for #earthhour on

Saturday 8.30. Suppose I

should really turn the

telly of as well in the

spirit of it.

@DCPlod Gee, let’s all

clap ourselves on the

back for surviving without

electricity for a

WHOLE FREAKING

Feedback

» E-mail: van24feedback@sunmedia.ca

RE: ALEXANDRA Peppitts’

article (24 hours, Mar. 24)

on the perils of waitressing.

I sympathize. I

apologize for lecherous

males who can’t seem to

digest nor drink if there is

no waitress around, whose

dress isn’t at least one size

too small. I can’t explain

this phenomenon without

making it a “chicken or

egg” dilemma since either

sex would claim unflattering

sexual profiling.

- Norman M Ostonal

A QUESTION TO smokers:

Would you throw a gum

wrapper on the ground if

there was no bin? If you

answer “yes”, you are

trailer trash. If you answer

“no”, why then do virtually

all smokers throw butts

out car windows or on

sidewalks? Cigarette butts

are the most polluted item

on our planet. Stop it!

- Jay Schwingenschloegl

IN RESPONSE to Roslyn

Cassells (24 hours, March

25) you might not agree

with Ann Coulter, but to

gloat that she was a secu-

rity threat prevented from

speaking at Ottawa University

only means you

approve of the very same

methods the Nazis used

against their opponents. It

shows your respect for

democracy.

- Frank Cvancara

I SEE COUNSELLING is now

being offered to VANOC

staff saddened that they

now faced unemployment.

Did these characters not

know one day their job

would end? Get your

resume together people,

get out and start knocking

on doors and quit feeling

sorry for yourself. The

party is over.

- Bill Dobie

IT SEEMS ROBERT Pickton

can still feed his pigs even

from behind bars. I’m talking

about his lawyers. I

find it appalling Pickton’s

defense team is trying to

get his convictions overturned

on a technicality,

with no chance of getting

him off. They’ll just make

the families suffer again.

- Peter Murray

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After a

disappointing

break-up,

it’s perfectly

normal –

even healthy

– to take some time out to

lick your wounds.

For many of us, this simply

means staying at home a

few weekends in a row, so

we can stuff our feelings

with comfort food and bad

TV.

Of course, no two

breakups are alike, so you

can’t really put a cap on the

recuperation period.

After all, giving yourself

sufficient time to regroup is

all part of the healing

process.

But sometimes, we can

lose track of how long we’ve

been keeping ourselves in

solitary confinement.

We just get so accustomed

to spending our

evenings at home alone, we

don’t realize we are no

longer licking our wounds –

but rather, letting our dating

life pass us by.

Here, then, are five signs

it’s time to pack in your pity

party and get back on the

horse again.

STUBBLE TROUBLE

Has it been a while since

you dealt with those unsightly

sideburns?

And I’m not just referring

to the male readers

here. Ladies, if you’ve got a

national forest overtaking

certain areas of your body, it

might be time to lift your

moratorium on mating and

resume your pre-breakup

shaving regime (not necessarily

in that order either).

>Breaking News

Stuck in dating purgatory

Dating Chronicles, Sarah Rowland

Too much time with Sully Bear.

FURRY FRIENDS

There’s nothing wrong

with loving your pet.

But if you’re torturing

friends and family by constantly

e-mailing updates on

all the cute stuff Fluffy and

Spot do throughout the day,

it’s probably time to leave

the house and start hanging

out with your own species

again.

In the meantime, check

out this this photo I took of

my Sully Bear the other day.

I’m thinking about photoshopping

a cartoon bubble

above his head that says, “Yo

biatch, make yourself useful

and pass me the remote.”

Of course, my baby

shnookums would never say

that to me – he’s my furry

little love bug. Yes he is, yes

he is.

REPEAT OFFENDER

Are you watching so

much TV that you find yourself

flicking through the

channels only to stop on

Bravo? At which point, you

say to yourself excitedly,

“Right on, I’ve only seen this

Law and Order twice be-

fore!” Then you need to pry

your butt off the couch

ASAP and reintroduce yourself

to the outside world.

TAKE-OUT OVERDOSE

When you order Chinese

food, do you just ask for the

“usual” and they know what

you’re talking about?

How about the pizza

guy? Are you two on a firstname

basis? Then you’ve

probably served enough

time under heartbreak

house arrest.

LEISURE LOSER

When you get home from

work do you make a beeline

for your PJs because you

know that if a friend calls

you up and tries to drag you

out, you can always say, “Oh,

I’d love to, but I just got into

my PJs – another time?”

Well, then you’ve got

loungewear lizard syndrome

and it’s definitely

time to get back out there

and start socializing.

E-mail Sarah at van24feedback@sunmedia.ca


Breaking News

» B.C. Place renos

under secrecy

Premier Gordon Campbell

heralded the one-year countdown

to Major League Soccer

in Vancouver Thursday. But he

wouldn't offer any hint about

when taxpayers would learn

how the $458 million

retractable roof at B.C. Place

would be financed. 24 hours

sought the revised business

case. A Feb. 11 Freedom of

Information response from

the Tourism, Culture and Arts

ministry denied access to all

records because of cabinet

secrecy. Told that 24 hours

was denied the information,

Campbell said: “Cabinet

documents are not public

documents. That's a tradition.”

- BOB MACKIN

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Sochi 2014 boss may hire VANOC staff

BOB MACKIN - Top VANOC

executives will visit Sochi,

Russia, in June to impart

their wisdom to organizers of

the 2014 Winter Olympics

and Paralympics.

Sochi 2014’s chief executive

said some Vancouver

2010 personnel may be hired.

“We’re carefully reviewing

the list of specialists to work

with the contract, consultancy

basis or as staff members,”

Dmitry Chernyshenko

told 24 hours.

Chernyshenko led a delegation

of 300 people who

spent 50 days in Vancouver

and Whistler observing

Games operations and working

with VANOC.

The group included 20

volunteers handpicked from

around Russia, where

volunteerism is uncommon.

Canadian companies

SNC-Lavalin and Bombardier

are building road and rail infrastructure

in the resort that

stretches 147 kilometres along

the Black Sea. The seaside

cluster of ice sports venues

will include a central live site

and sponsor village.

“The spectators will be

able to visit an incredible

number of sport events in one

day,” Chernyshenko said.

“We’re using it to our greatest

advantage. We’re building

everything from scratch.”

Despite critics, Cherny-

shenko said venues will be

ready in 2012 for pre-Games

test events because Sochi’s

climate favours year-round

construction.

Like Vancouver, indigenous

activists are planning to

use the Sochi Games as a platform

to seek justice.

Circassians protested outside

Sochi World during the

2010 Winter Olympics,

claiming some 2014 venues

are being built on the site of a

19th century massacre.

“We, as the organizers,

have nothing to do with political

issues,” Chernyshenko

said. “Sochi has more than

120 different nationalities living

in peace.”

» Olympic pin

show in Burnaby

One of Frank Zavarella’s

favourite Olympic memories

was the hard-bargaining,

seven-year-old girl who

shared the pin-collecting bug.

Dmitry Chernyshenko, CEO of the Sochi 2014 organizing committee,

says development of their Olympic site will be ready by 2012.

“I had to give up three pins to

get one pin,” said Zavarella,

co-president of the Pacific Pin

Club. “She knew exactly what

she wanted off my board.

Every pin tells a story.”

Pacific Pin Club formed in

1987. Zavarella said the 2010

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Olympics caused membership

to mushroom from 40

people to 140. Pacific hosts a

free admission pin-trading

show Saturday 10 a.m. to 5

p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4

p.m. at the Capitol Hill Community

Hall in Burnaby


Breaking News

IFE’S A BEACH? NOT FOR SOME CITIES

ewage swim shocker

MI AGENCY — Whether the

each you swim at is safe

epends on where you live.

The oilsands may have

iven Alberta a poor environental

image but when it

omes to treating sewage in

ig cities Alberta apparently

lows away poor performers

ike British Columbia and

uebec.

This is the picture painted

y Environment Canada docments

obtained by QMI

gencythatnamethe10worst

nd 10 best sewage treatment

lants in the country.

Thelistemergedjustasthe

eds launch a plan to clean up

astewater treatment in

>> 12 hurt leads to

recall of baby gates

Baby gates that can break or

detach at the top of the

Canada. Environment Minister

Jim Prentice recently announcednewregulationsthat,

when approved, will require

949 of Canada’s 3,700 sewage

treatment plants to upgrade

theirfacilitiesoverthenext30

years.

Theworstoffendersonthe

Environment Canada list

appear to be in Saint John,

N.B., and Victoria, where raw

sewage, straight from the toilet

bowl, is pumped into the

sea with the rainwater.

CalgaryandEdmontonare

amongthe10bestcitieswhile

Fredericton boasts an

advanced sewage treatment

facility that holds wastewater

stairs are being recalled after

12 children have been hurt.

Health Canada has issued

a recall for 33,220 Evenflo

Top of Stair Plus Wood

in tanks and blasts it with

ultraviolet lights.

Victoria and cities like

Montreal and Laval, Quebec,

whichhaveprimarytreatment

plants, join 399 plants in the

high-risk category that have

until2020toupgrade.The403

plantsinthemedium-riskcategory

have until 2030, while

the 147 plants with a low-risk

designation get until 2040 to

fix their systems.

EnvironmentCanadaestimates

the full cost of the

sewage treatment upgrades

willbenearly$6billion,butthe

economic benefits for business,

real estate and tourism

will come in at $17.6 billion.

Gates, model number

10502. The gates were

sold at retailers between

December 2007 and September

2009.

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Upset PM wants to claw back

killer Olson’s federal pension

QMI AGENCY — Prime Minister

Stephen Harper was personally

upset to learn serial

childkillerCliffordOlsonwas

collecting a federal pension

behind bars and said his government

is determined to

claw back the benefits.

“I’vereadallthestoriesrecently,thestoriesinthepaper

about Mr. Olson, and I must

admit that I’m as upset about

this, as concerned about this

as any other Canadian is,”

Harper said during a visit to

London, Ont., referring to recent

reports from QMI

Agency. “I think probably the

reason this hasn’t arisen before

is this is unusual, these

areunusualcircumstances.It

isnottypicalthatwehaveseniorcitizensfacinglifeincarceration.”

Last week QMI Agency

revealed Olson, now serving

a life sentence for killing 11

girls and boys between nine

Harper

and 18 years old, is receiving

just under $1,200 a month in

old age pension and income

supplement payments.

“I’veinstructedtheministertolookatwhatoptionsare

available to us to rectify this

situation, because it should

be rectified,” Harper said.

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>> Pickton’s rights

breached: Lawyer

A lawyer for serial killer

Robert Pickton says the

Supreme Court must order a

new trial because a judge’s

last-minute instruction to

the jury was wrong and

breached the notorious

murderer’s charter rights.

But the Crown is arguing the

evidence against him is so

overwhelming the instruction

didn’t matter and a new

trial is unnecessary.

Pickton was sentenced to

life in prison after a jury

found him guilty of six

counts of second-degree

murder in 2007 for abducting

and killing sex trade

workers, then bleeding and

butchering their bodies on

his pig farm in Port Coquitlam,

B.C. In an Ottawa court

Thursday, Pickton’s lawyer

said it’s the constitutional

right of every Canadian to

have a jury properly understand

what factors should be

taken into account in reaching

a guilty verdict.


World

AFGHANISTAN

Canada

urged

to stay

REUTERS —TheUnitedStates

will ask Canada to keep as

many as 600 soldiers in

Afghanistan after the country’s

military mission there

ends in 2011, the Globe and

Mail newspaper said on

Thursday.

Thepaper,citingunidentified

sources, said the troops

would serve as military trainers.

Although Ottawa says it

will withdraw all 2,800 soldiers

serving in the violent

southern Afghan city of Kandahar,

Washington has been

pressing Canada behind the

scenes to show more flexibility.

1

2 3

4

The World Today

> France Paris (1)

French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy is not keen to see her husband

President Nicolas Sarkozy run for a second term in office, worried

that the job might damage his health, she told Figaro Magazine.

“As a spouse, I do not wish for it. Maybe I am afraid that his health

will be affected. Maybe I want to live what time we have left

together in a certain peace,” she said.

“But whatever the situation and whatever my husband decides, I

will quietly accept it,” she added.

Bruni and Sarkozy married in 2008 after a whirlwind romance, but there was wild media

speculation earlier this month that their marriage was in difficulty.

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> United States Washington (2)

>IraqBaghdad (3)

The coalitions of Prime Minister

Nuri al-Maliki and

challenger Iyad Allawi, pictured,

will be separated by

only one or two seats when

election results are

announced on Friday, Iraq’s

elections chief said.

The tight race promises

weeks or months of tough

and potentially divisive

negotiations to form a new

government as Iraq tries to

consolidate security gains of

the past two years.

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The Pentagon issued new rules Thursday to make it harder

for the U.S. military to discharge gay personnel, an interim

step to ease enforcement of the existing “don’task,don’t

tell” policy while Congress considers repealing it.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates said the directives were

the result of a 45-day review of what the Pentagon can do

in the short term within the confines of existing law to

allow implementation in a “fair and more appropriate

manner.”

He said the goal was to bring “a greater measure of common

sense and common decency to a process for handling

what are difficult and complex issues for all involved.”

> North Korea

Pyongyang (4)

The UN Human Rights

Council on Thursday

slammed widespread

abuses in North Korea,

among them torture and

labour camps for political

prisoners, and renewed the

mandate of its investigator

for the state for a year.

The UN said that human

rights violations were “harrowing

and horrific” in the

country.


Money

DOLLAR

97.58 ¢ US

+ 0.05 ¢ US

NASDAQ

2,397.41

- 1.35

DOW

Lululemon stocks lifting off

QMI AGENCY — Stocks in

Lululemon Athletica Inc.

surged almost 12% after the

leisurewear company said

fourth-quarter profit more

than doubled as consumer

spending picked up and as

initiatives such as expanding

its running line paid off.

The shares were up $4.37

to$41.25by11a.m.,makingit

one of the biggest gainers in

dollar terms on the benchmark

S&P/TSX composite

index. The company earlier

reported its fourth-quarter

net income jumped to $28.5

million, or 40 cents a share,

comparedwith$10.9million

in the year-ago period.

10,841.21

+5.06

PHOTO: QMI AGENCY FILE

Lululmon Athletica running line has paid off as shares shot up Thursday after coming off a big Q4 report.

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11,958.11

- 4.86

OIL

80.53 $US

-0.08 $US

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JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Saskatchewan

shows surplus

QMI AGENCY — The Conference

Board of Canada’s

Help-Wanted Index rose in

February, with a flurry of

job posting activity in

Saskatchewan.

The index, a measure of

new online job ads, clawed

back 4.4 percentage points

after a surprise decline

posted in January. The gain

representsthesixthincrease

insevenmonthsbutonlypartially

offset January’s drop,

the think thank said in a report

Thursday.

Five provinces posted

gains in the month, with

Saskatchewan leading the

pack. The province saw a

23.5-point increase.

“ H o w e v e r ,

Saskatchewan’s index has

tendedtobehighlyvolatilein

the past,” the report said.

All of Canada’s Western

provincespostedsmallerbut

sizable gains as well.


Gossip on

Gossip Girl star

Gossip-Girl hottie

Ed Westwick loses

his cool at a New

York restaurant. P19

Sexy, sassy and seductive

Atom Egoyan’s new film Chloe

explores the primal nature of

relationships and sexual desire. P15

Romance

with a twist

How to Train

Your Dragon

The actors of How to

Train Your Dragon talk

about the movie’s

message. P14

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Reviews........ 15-16

Movie list ......... 18

People.............. 19

What to do... 20-22

Television .... 23-24


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QMI AGENCY — In How to

Train Your Dragon, Gerard

Butler voices a battle-hardened

Viking who wants his

son, Hiccup, to follow in his

reptile-slaying footsteps. Little

does he know the kid has

covertly bonded with one of

the creatures.

ForButler,thethemeofthe

animated adventure, opening

on Friday, has real-life resonance.

After all, is there an

actor alive who didn’t disappoint

his parents with his career

choice? In Butler’s case,

thenewswascompoundedby

the fact he had just spent several

years in law school.

“Iwantedtobeanactor,but

Iwasalawyer,”hesays.“Iwas

a week away from qualifying

and that’s the day I was fired,

andImadeanannouncement:

‘Hey, you thought for seven

yearsIwasgoingtobealawyer

but I’m not. I just lost my job

and I’m packing my bags and

moving to London tomorrow

to be an actor.’ You know how

devastated my mother was by

this news, but in the end she

wrote me a letter saying it

doesn’tmatterwhatyoudoas

long as you’re happy, because

then I’ll be happy.”

And Montreal’s Jay

Baruchel, who voices Hiccup,believesButlerwon’tbe

the only one who connects

with the story.

“To me, the movie is an

analogy for any artsy kid in

high school — any kid who’s

not playing football or

hockey. The point of the

movie is that all the things

you’retaughtareyourfailings

or inadequacies are ulti-

matelywhatsetsyouapartand

makes you kind of special.”

What sets Butler and

Baruchel apart these days is

how prolific they are. In addition

to Dragon, both are currently

starring in live-action

films: Butler in The Bounty

Hunter, Baruchel in She’s Out

of My League. Not to be outdone,co-starAmericaFerrera,

who voices Hiccup’s love interest

Astrid, can also be seen

in OurFamilyWedding.

TheirenthusiasmforHow

toTrainYourDragon,though,

is unmistakable.

“Formeit’soneofthemost

satisfyingexperiences,”Butler

says. “To see the whole thing

finished in 3-

D,Ithought

everyone

excelled...

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Movie with a message

» Evans to be

Captain America

Fantastic news for Captain

America. Chris Evans, who

played the Human Torch in

the two lacklustre Fantastic

Four movies, has been cast

as the star-spangled superhero.

Evans is believed to be

signed for as many as nine

films, including two sequels,

2012’s The Avengers (alongside

Iron Man,theHulk and

Thor) and multiple cameos

in other future Marvel productions.

The First Avenger:

Captain America shoots this

summer in Europe for a July

2011 release.

» Miley grows up

into film career

Miley Cyrus is tossing off

what she calls the “security

blanket” with her new role

as a rebellious teen in the

soon-to-be-released Last

Song. But that seems mere

child’s play compared to the

next likely venture in her bid

to establish herself as a

grown-up movie actress.

Cyrus, 17, said she expects

toplaytheleadina“really

dark, edgy and cool” movie

called “LOL: Laughing Out

Loud”—a U.S. remake, currently

in development, of a

2009 French movie.

Andhowspectacularallthe3-

D animation was. There are

only a couple times I’ve stood

up and beamed and been surrounded

by my friends who

werealljustasexcitedasIwas

— this, 300 ...” His voice trails

off with a laugh. “And that’s

about it.”

All told, the cast worked

about three years on the project.

Throughout, the animatorsdrewinspirationfromthe

actors — and vice versa.

Butler was startled to recognize

his own exaggerated

mannerisms — captured by

recording-boothcameras—in

his character, Stoick the Vast.

“Itwasanexactmatch,”he

says. “In real life, when I do

that big, it’s awful to

watch. But I seem to

havegottenawaywith

a lot of overacting in

this.”

» Looking for next

Mission director

As the search for a Mission:

Impossible IV

director intensifies, a surprising

contender has

emerged: Brad Bird.

Finding a director has

been a top priority for

star Tom Cruise, who

reprises his role as secret

agent Ethan Hunt and is

producing with J.J.

Abrams.

Paramount set a May 27,

2011, release date for the

movie and is eyeing a

summer start for production.


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Review

QMI AGENCY — With its stylish

sheen, Chloe celebrates downtown

Toronto as few major

films ever have. Unless you

already know, it is difficult to

discern that Atom Egoyan’s

romantic thriller was adapted

from Anne Fontaine’s original

French film, Nathalie.

It is not only the young protagonist’s

name — and the

film’s title — that has changed.

The culture of the story has

beentransformedbythedirector

and his screenwriter, Erin

CressidaWilson.Thesettingis

notjustToronto,itistheCanadian

psyche, and Egoyan adds

hisusualtorturedflourishesas

heexamineshowpeopleinteract

in the city that has been his

home throughout his career.

JulianneMoore,LiamNeeson

and the title character

played by Amanda Seyfried

(who is the discovery here) are

three points in a triangle of deceit

and manipulation. Maintaining

separate agendas until

it is far too late to extricate

themselves from the situation,

they together explore the primalnatureofrelationshipsand

sexual desire.

Whatemergesissexy,sassy,

seductiveandevensensational.

Someviewers,however,donot

share our enthusiasm and are

usingthewordsillytodescribe

theplot.SothesuccessofChloe

does depend on whether you

buyintotheintrigueornot.We

do, and this ranks as Egoyan’s

most accomplished film since

the Oscar-nominated The

Sweet Hereafter.

It was cursed by real-life

QMI AGENCY —Dragons are like

Jennifer Aniston and Sandra

Bullock—everyonelovesthem

despite their lousy taste in

scripts.

EverseeDragonslayer?How

about Dragonheart starring

Sean Connery as a fire-breathing

reptile with a Scottish

brogue?OrReignofFire?OrEragon?Sothesurpriseofthe3-DanimatedadventureHowtoTrain

Your Dragon isn’t that once

again the digitally-rendered

creatures dazzle — it’s that the

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Chloe entices the audience

tragedy. Neeson was shooting

Chloe when his wife, actress

Natasha Richardson, suffered

her skiing accident in the Laurentian

Mountains of Quebec

and died after being transferred

from a Montreal hospitaltoNewYork.Neeson,under

a cloak of secrecy, quickly returnedtotheChloeshoottofinish

his role. It is being said that

youcantellwhichscenesthose

are because of Neeson’s

haunted look. We are not sure

we accept that, because his

character has a certain tragic

wash throughout the film, by

virtueofthecharacterheplays,

This Dragon is on fire

Amanda Seyfried, left, and Julianne Moore star in Atom Egoyan’s new film Chloe.

movie does too.

Fromtheopeningvoiceover

by gangly teenage Viking misfit

Hiccup (voiced by Jay

Baruchel),thefilmtransportsus

to the ancient island of Berk.

Charged with defending the

village is the chief — and Hiccup’s

father — Stoick the Vast

(GerardButler),afearsomewarrior

whose greatest disappointment

is that his son wasn’t cut

from the same battle-ready

cloth.

Hiccup, though, is determinedtomakehisfatherproud,

and by his natural inclination

to channel melancholy and internalize

angst.

There is a lot of psychological

turmoil for all the major

characters in the film, and not

just the principals. That certainlyappliestotheyoungman

played by Max Thieriot. As the

offspring of Moore and Neeson’s

character, he becomes a

fourth point of contention in

the story.

The star players are out

there in terms of nudity. Both

Moore and Seyfried expose

themselves physically as well

as emotionally. In lesser hands

andheassemblesacatapultdesigned

to bring a dragon down.

Whenhesucceeds,hediscovers

that he hasn’t captured just any

dragon, but a feared and neverbefore-seenNightFury.Slaying

the creature would make him a

hero.ButHiccupisnokillerand

instead of slicing the dragon’s

heart out, he severs its bonds.

From here, the friendship

thanthoseofEgoyan,thesexin

the film could have become

sordidandnotthehot,cooland

sophisticatedscenestheyhave

become. But that also makes

Chloe a mature, adult experience.

But, of course, most of

Egoyan’sworkiscraftedforthe

art-house audience, which is

adult. Even when he seems to

go mainstream, as he does in

Chloe, the undertones are

Egoyanesque.

Chloe

****

thatgraduallydevelopsbetween

boy and dragon is poignant,

charming and timeless .

Theplotisincidentaltowhat

elevates the movie above the

CG-animated norm.

HowtoTrainYour

Dragon

****

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Hot Tub: Laugh-out-loud funny

QMI AGENCY —Astheopening

salvo is a dog’s rectal exam,

you have to figure that Hot

TubTimeMachineintendsto

go where other gross-out

comedies have never gone

before.

And then some.

Rude, crude and fantasti-

cally stupid, Hot Tub Time

Machine is the sort of movie

thatwillmakeyoulaugh—out

loud,alot—inspiteofyourself.

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It’s hilarious. It’s also completely

mindless, but as it

cheerfully celebrates its own

awesome idiocy rather than

pretendingtobesomethingit’s

not, you can only love the

thing.

Hot Tub Time Machine

will no doubt be hailed as this

year’s Hangover, but in some

ways it’s a better comedy. The

time-travelelementissoludicrous

that it distances the

story from any hint of reality;

as a result, it’s missing that

whiff of mean-spiritedness.

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Thismeansyoumightfeel

less guilty about how much

you laugh at Hot Tub Time

Machine.

Hot Tub Time

Machine

****

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THE BOUNTY HUNTER

The Bounty Hunter transports us to a universe in which newspaper reporters

look like Jennifer Aniston, grizzled ex-cops look like Gerard Butler and movies

apparently write, shoot and edit themselves. *1/2

REPO MEN

Repo Men is a subversive little outing with a terrific soundtrack and a ‘dounto-others’

moral, and it might appeal — just a hunch — to a young male

audience. ***

COOKING WITH STELLA

Cooking with Stella is a subtle social comedy with an upstairs/downstairs sort

of flavour. The film explores the culture clash between a Canadian couple and

the housekeeper they encounter in New Delhi. **1/2

SHE’S OUT OF MY LEAGUE

She’s Out of My League, starring Jay Baruchel, is a crude buddy comedy. But

as crude buddy comedies go, it’s a shave above the rest. ***1/2

OUR FAMILY WEDDING

A clumsy cobbling of sentimentality and slapstick humour. Starring America

Ferrera and Forest Whitaker. **

REMEMBER ME

Teen-throb Robert Pattinson expands his range into James Dean territory, too

bad he doesn’t attain legendary status. **

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Tim Burton’s version of Alice in Wonderland is witty, whimsical and enchanting.

***1/2

THE GHOST WRITER

The story of a career ghostwriter (Ewan McGregor) hired to write the autobio

of a charming, Iraq-tainted ex-PM. ***1/2

COP OUT

A buddy-cop movie pairing Bruce Willis with TV wild man Tracy Morgan and

directed by indie filmmaker Kevin Smith. It’s a rude, crude and chatty man film,

but it works. ***


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The Bounty Hunter Fri to Thu 1:05, 2:10, 3:40, 5,

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CHLOE Fri to Thu 2:35, 4:55, 7:25, 9:50.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fri to Thu 1:45, 4:45, 7:05,

9:25.

The Ghost Writer Fri to Thu 1:25, 4:30, 7:20, 10:25.

Green Zone Fri to Thu 2:05, 4:50, 7:30, 10:15.

Greenberg Fri to Thu 1:35, 2:40, 4:10, 5:20, 6:50,

7:55, 9:30, 10:30. CinéArts

How to Train Your Dragon Fri to Thu 2:45, 5:15,

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Mother (Madeo) Fri to Sun 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05.

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Thu 1:20, 4:15, 7:10, 10:05. CinéArts

Remember Me Fri to Sun 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40. Mon

1:40, 7, 9:40. Tue 1:40, 4:20, 7, 9:40.

Dunbar Theatre - Vancouver

4555 Dunbar Street, 222-2991

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Fri 7, 9. Sat and

Sun 2, 4:15, 7, 9. Mon to Thu 4:15, 7, 9.

Empire Theatres - Granville 7

855 Granville Street, 684-4000

The Breakfast Club Fri 7:30.

Cooking With Stella Fri 6:45, 9:25. Sat and Sun

1:30, 4:05, 6:45, 9:25. Mon to Thu 5:40, 8:15.

The Last Station Fri 6:55, 9:35. Sat

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A Prophet (Un prophete) Fri 8. Sat

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A Single Man Fri 9:45. Sat 1:40, 4:10,

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Up in the Air Fri 6:50, 9:40. Sat and

Sun 1:25, 4:15, 6:50, 9:40. Mon to Thu

5:35, 8:10.

Valentine’s Day Fri 6:40, 9:30. Sat

and Sun 1:20, 4, 6:40, 9:30. Mon to

Thu 5:25, 8:05.

The Wolfman Fri 7, 9:50. Sat and Sun

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Clash of the Titans Thu 8, 10:20.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fri 6:45, 9. Sat

and Sun 2, 4:30, 6:45, 9. Mon to Thu

5, 7:45.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Fri

7, 9:30. Sat and Sun 1:30, 4, 7, 9:30.

Mon to Thu 5:20, 8.

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to Wed 5:10, 8:15. Thu 5:10.

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Crazy Heart Fri to Thu 1:30, 4:10,

6:55, 9:15.

The Ghost Writer Fri to Thu 1:15, 4, 7,

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3D

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The Hurt Locker Fri to Thu 1:45, 4:30,

7:10, 9:45.

Shutter Island Fri to Thu 1, 3:50, 6:45,

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Park Theatre

3440 Cambie Street,

709-3456

Alice in Wonderland in Disney Digital

3D Fri 4, 7, 9:30. Sat and Sun 1:30, 4,

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

Scotiabank Theatre Vancouver

900 Burrard Street, 630-1407

Alice in Wonderland in Disney Digital 3D

Fri to Sun 11:15 AM, 12:45, 1:50, 3:45, 4:35,

6:45, 7:40, 9:45, 10:30. Mon and Tue

12:45, 1:50, 3:45, 4:35, 6:45, 7:40, 9:45,

10:30. Wed 12:45, 1:50, 3:45, 4:35, 7:40,

9:45,10:30.Thu12:45,1:05,3:45,4,6:45,

10:30.

Avatar 3D Fri 11:45 AM, 3:20, 6:50, 10:25.

Sat 3:20, 6:50, 10:25. Sun to Wed 11:45,

3:20, 6:50, 10:25. Thu 11:45, 3:20, 10:25.

The Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. World

Tour LIVE Tue 7:30.

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE Fri to Thu

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

The Metropolitan Opera: Hamlet Sat 10

AM.

Repo Men Fri to Thu 1:10, 4:20, 7:50,

10:50.

TheRunaways FritoThu12:40,4:10,7:15,

10:10.

She’s Out of My League Fri to Mon 1:15,

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

Shutter Island Fri 12, 4:05, 7:35, 10:45.

Sat 4:05, 7:35, 10:45. Sun to Thu noon,

4:05, 7:35, 10:45.

Van East Cinema

2290 Commercial Drive,

251-1313 3278

Call theatre for schedule.

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Alice in Wonderland Fri to Wed 1, 4, 7,

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Alice in Wonderland in Disney Digital 3D

Fri to Wed 11:40 AM, 2:20, 5, 7:45, 10:40.

Thu1,4,7.

The Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. World

Tour LIVE Tue 7:30.

The Bounty Hunter Fri to Thu 1:10, 4:10,

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fri to Tue 11:50 AM,

2:10, 4:50, 7:15, 9:40. Wed 1, 4:50, 7:15,

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Green Zone Fri to Thu 10:30.

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE Fri to Thu

12:10, 2:40, 5:20, 8, 10:45.

How to Train Your Dragon Fri to Thu 12,

2:30, 5:10, 7:50.

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3D Fri

to Thu 11:30 AM, 2, 4:40, 7:20, 10.

Jawani Zindabad Fri to Thu 12:20, 3:40,

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Lad Gaya Pecha Fri to Thu 12:30, 4:05,

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The Last Song Wed 1, 3:30, 6:50, 9:45.

Thu 12:45, 3:30, 6:50, 9:45.

Repo Men Fri to Tue 12:50, 3:45, 7:40,

10:20. Wed and Thu 12:50, 3:45, 7:40.

She’s Out of My League Fri to Mon 12:40,

3:50, 6:40, 9:30. Tue 12:40, 3:50, 6:40.

Wed and Thu 12:40, 3:50, 6:40, 9:30.

Shutter Island Fri and Sat 12:25, 3:30,

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Wed and Thu 10:05.

WWE: Wrestlemania Sun 4.

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15051-101st Avenue, 581-1716

251-1313 3278

Alice in Wonderland in Disney Digital 3D

Fri to Thu 1:15, 4:15, 7, 9:40.

Avatar Fri and Sat 1:55, 7:05. Sun 9:15.

Mon and Tue 1:55, 7:05.

The Bounty Hunter Fri to Thu 1:05, 3:50,

6:45, 9:30.

Clash of the Titans Thu 9:45.

DiaryofaWimpyKid FritoThu1:20,4:20,

6:55, 9:25.

Green Zone Fri to Thu 1:50, 4:35, 7:20,

10:05.

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Hot Tub Time Machine Fri to Thu 1:45,

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

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3D Fri

1:30, 2:15, 4, 4:45, 6:30, 7:15, 9, 9:45. Sat

and Sun noon, 1:30, 2:15, 4, 4:45, 6:30,

7:15, 9, 9:45. Mon to Wed 1:30, 2:15, 4,

4:45, 6:30, 7:15, 9, 9:45. Thu 1:30, 2:15, 4,

4:45, 6:30, 7:15, 9.

LadGayaPecha FritoSun1,3:55,6:50,10.

Mon 1, 3:35, 6:50, 10. Tue to Thu 1, 3:55,

6:50, 10.

The Last Song Wed and Thu 1:25, 4:05,

7:05, 9:55.

Repo Men Fri to Thu 1:10, 4:10, 7:25,

10:10.

She’s Out of My League Fri to Thu 1:35,

4:25, 7:10, 9:55.

ShutterIsland FritoThu1:40,6:40,9:50.

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273-71739

Alice in Wonderland Fri and Sat 12:40,

4:20, 7, 9:35. Sun 12:40, 4:20, 7. Mon to

Wed 4:20, 7. Thu 4:20, 7, 9:35.

TheBountyHunter FriandSat12:35,4:25,

7:10, 9:50. Sun 12:35, 4:25, 7:10. Mon to

Wed 4:25, 7:10. Thu 4:25, 7:10, 9:50.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Fri and Sat 12:45,

4:15,6:55,9:30.Sun12:45,4:15,6:55.Mon

to Wed 4:15, 6:55. Thu 4:15, 6:55, 9:30.

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE Fri and Sat

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2:50, 5:05, 7:25. Mon to Wed 5:05, 7:25.

Thu 5:05, 7:25, 9:45.

The Last Song Wed 4:35, 7:20. Thu 4:35,

7:20, 9:55.

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FritoThu11:30AM,2:05,4:45,7:35,10:30.

Avatar3D FritoWed11:15AM,2:45,6:30,

10:15. Thu 11:15, 2:45.

The Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. World

Tour LIVE Tue 7:30.

The Bounty Hunter Fri to Wed 12:35, 3:25,

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Chloe Fri to Thu 12:45, 3:35, 7, 9:50.

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7:20, 10:30.

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6:40, 9:55.

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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Fri to

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How to Train Your Dragon: An IMAX 3D

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19

James loses it

James Cameron reacted angrily

when Fox News correspondent

Glenn Beck said,

“Only pure evil could have

directed the movie Titanic.”

Cameron fired back at

Beck, saying, “Glenn Beck

is a f---ing a--hole. I’ve met

him. He called me the anti-

Christ … and I’d love to

have a dialogue with him.

He’s dangerous because his

ideas are poisonous.”

Beck responded, “This guy

is making a billion dollars

on a Smurf-murdering

movie and he’s stewing

about a joke that nobody

heard on a network nobody

watched!”

— 24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES

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Partycutshort

Teen heartthrob Justin

Bieber was forced to cut his

album launch party short

when the venue was bombarded

by screaming fans,

says earsucker.com.

He celebrated his new

album, My World 2.0’s

release at Lucky Strike

Lanes bowling alley in Manhattan,

but had to cut the

night short over security

fears.

A source said, “Justin

wanted to stay and bowl,

but his security guys didn’t

want to take any chances.”

— 24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES

Shaping up

Mo’Nique, who is currently

on tour with her comedy

show Spread the Love,is

doing her best to get in

shape for herself and her

family.

The mother of three — who

is married to Sidney Hicks

— told Entertainment

Tonight: “I’m juicing. Let

me tell you all this, I never

thought I’d be a juicer, but

at 42 years old, spinach,

asparagus, carrots and an

apple — all natural. I’d be

winded sometimes — it

was just, ‘You know what

Mo’Nique? You gotta make

the commitment to meet

your great-grandchildren.’”

— 24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES

>> No Chuck E Cheese for Naomi

Naomi Campbell will be celebrating her 40th birthday in

style, thanks to her billionaire boyfriend. He’s throwing a

lavish party on the French Riviera on a super-yacht.

— 24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES

PEOPLE IN THE NEWS

WIG OUT

Gossip Girl’s Westwick

loses it at restaurant

24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES — A man who

claims he was just trying to take pictures of

friends while dining out in New York City

recently says he was thrown out of the

restaurant and blamed for snapping pics of

Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick, says New York

Daily News’ Gatecrasher column.

Westwick hit fancy Los Feliz for dinner recently

and wigged out when nearby patrons

began snapping photos of their own

gathering.

“Ed came over and was like, ‘Stop taking

my picture!’” the diner says. “He started

shouting obscenities at me and getting in

my face …I thought it was a joke.”

After Ed re-

treated, the

guy was unsatisfied

and approached

24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES — A six-month

separation was beneficial for Bar Refaeli

and Leonardo DiCaprio and has made

them stronger as a couple, the model

says.

The Israeli supermodel and the Hollywood

heartthrob had a six-month

break from each other last year but

have reconciled, and she believes it

was the best thing that could have

happened to them.

The 24-year-old beauty added in an

interview with L’Isha magazine: “It

was a half year for which I am very

grateful. I needed it. I came to understand

a lot of things about myself.

“I worked on myself and I grew up. I

didn’t know what ‘alone’ was like. Today

I know that a relationship can work only if

you know you can be alone and you are not

afraid. Today I’m not afraid of being alone.”

On keeping their relationship out of the limelight,

she adds, “I don’t need to strike poses with

him in front of the cameras. No one needs to know

how we kiss.”

the actor for the last word.

“I went over to him and asked him who he

thought he was and he dissolved into a fit

of rage,” he says.

The diner was said to have returned to his

table and taken more pictures. A little

while later, however, the manager came

over and gave the guy the boot, supposedly

at Ed’s request.

“Ed was snickering in the corner because

the people he was with had told the staff

that I was paparazzi,” the man says. “So I

paid my bill and left.”

Westwick’s rep confirmed to the paper

that he was there — no word on whether

or not gal pal

> “He started shouting obscenities

at me and getting in my face … I

thought it was a joke.”

Refaeli, DiCaprio

stronger since split

>24H Weekend

Jessica Szohr

was with him

— but said

“there was no

altercation.”

Refaeli

>> McKellen’s brush with death

While filming the remake of the 1960s British TV drama The

Prisoner in South Africa, British actor Sir Ian McKellen was

almost run over by an ATV. “It missed me by inches,” he says.

— 24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES


24H Weekend

Lightfoot makes correction to Fitzgerald lyric

QMI AGENCY – Lyrics are

sacred to any songwriter, but

even Gordon Lightfoot

knows to backtrack when he

gets one wrong.

Thirty-fiveyearsafterthe

mysterioussinkingoftheEdmund

Fitzgerald in Lake Superior,aCanadiandocumen

REUTERS — American Idol

judge Simon Cowell will

receive an international

Emmy award for having

“reshaped 21st century

television and music

around the world,” the

International Academy of

Television Arts and Sciences

said on Thursday.

Cowell,50,isbestknown

for his roles as a brutally

honest judge on TV talent

shows The X Factor and

American Idol.

Buthealsoownsamusic

publishing house, Syco, developed

the Got Talent TV

formatinBritain,theUnited

StatesandEurope,managed

the operatic pop group Il

Divo, and signed frumpy

Scottish singing sensation

Susan Boyle.

“Simon Cowell is an entrepreneurandperformerin

equal measure. He has built

aninternationalempireand

in so doing has changed the

faceoftelevisionaroundthe

tary claims to have proven

the crew of the ship was not

responsible for the disaster.

An earlier investigation

suggested that the crew was

partly to blame by not securing

the ship’s hatches.

The yap films documentary,

simply called Edmund

world,” said International

Academy president Bruce

Paisner.

Cowell, who in 2009

topped The Hollywood Reporter’s

list of the 50 most

powerful people in reality

TV, will be presented with

the International Emmy

Founders Award at an

awards gala in New York on

Nov. 22.

“I’m delighted,” said

Cowell in a statement. “I’ve

been very lucky to be able to

make shows that I love.”

TheInternationalEmmy

FoundersAwardrecognizes

an individual who has

Fitzgerald, concludes that

there is little evidence that

failure to secure the ship’s

hatches caused the sinking.

That detail of the original

investigation made its way

into Lightfoot’s iconic song

about the sinking, in The

Wreck of the Edmund

SIMON COWELL

International accolade for Idol icon

“I’m delighted ...

I’ve been very

lucky to be able

to make shows

that I love.”

made an impact on the television

industry and crosses

cultural boundaries.

Previous recipients include

Steven Spielberg,

Oprah Winfrey, former U.S.

vicepresidentAlGore,and

British TV journalist

David Frost.

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Fitzgerald verse “…at7p.m.a

main hatchway gave in.”

Now, Lightfoot intends to

change it to reflect the new

findings.

“I’m sincerely grateful to

yap films and their program

Dive Detectives for ... putting

togethercompellingevidence

IndiebluesrockersTheWhiteStripespremieredatNo.4.withUnderGreatWhiteNorthernLightson the

Canadianalbumchartsthisweek.

Lady Antebellum holds on to top spot;

new White Stripes premieres at No.4

QMI AGENCY — Lady Antebellum

made it a triple

play on Canadian

album

that the tragedy was not a result

of crew error,” Lightfoot

saidinarelease.“Thisfinally

vindicates, and honours, not

only all of the crew who lost

theirlives,butalsothefamily

members who survived

them.”

ThesongreachedNo.2on

charts this week.

Thehotcountryact’ssecond

effort, Need You Now,securedtheNo.1spotforathird

consecutive week, selling

over 9,000 copies, according

to figures compiled by

Nielsen SoundScan.

Need You Now has sold

just under 70,000 copies

since its release eight

weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the

biggest debut of the

20

the Billboard chart in 1976

and remains the secondhighest

rated single (after

Sundown)Lightfootreleased

in his career.

Lightfoot has stayed in

touchwithmanyofthefamilies

of the ship’s crew who

perished.

week went to Nicole Martin’s

Cocktail de Douceur, which

entered the charts at No. 2.

Jimi Hendrix’s Valleys of

Neptune slipped one spot to

No. 3 and the White Stripes’

Under Great White Northern

Lights premiered at No. 4.

Lady Gaga’s The Fame

moved up one notch to No. 5,

Bobby Bazini’s BetterinTime

dropped two to No. 6, and

Ke$ha’s Animal occupied the

No.7slot.


24H Weekend

fter6

MUSIC

Abbamania and Night

Fever – Friday @ 8 p.m.

Red Robinson Show Theatre

– Ticketmaster

ABBA and Bee Gees tribute

bands

THE GOOD LOVELIES

Friday @ 8 p.m.

Media Club. Tix at the

door

SCATTERHEART

Saturday @ 9:30 p.m.

Commodore Ballroom

Tix at livenation.com

DANCE:

SHEN YUN - Chinese

dance and music ongoing

to Sunday at QE Theatre.

Tickets and show times at

ticketmaster.ca

THUNDER FROM

DOWN UNDER Friday @ 8

p.m. River Rock Show Theatre.

Ticketmaster

SET IT OFF, Urban dance

and music showcase.

Sunday @ 7 p.m. River

Rock. Ticketmaster

FESTIVAL

VANCOUVER ORCHID FES-

TIVAL Saturday and

Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Van- dusen Botanical

Garden

Admission at the door

THEATRE:

BILLY BISHOP GOES TO

WAR – Ongoing to April

17 Granville Island Stage.

Tickets and show times

through artsclub.com

THE LOVE LIST - Ongoing

to April 10 Playhouse Theatre.

Tickets and show

times through vancouverplayhouse.com

QUEEN LEAR - Ongoing to

April 10 Presentation

House Theatre.

Tickets and show times

through phtheatre.org

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Creative finds at Portobello West

KRISTEN MCKENZIE -

Portobello West, Vancouver’s

monthly art

and fashion market,

returns from a threemonth

hiatus this Sat-

ELLE BUCKLE

The tagline for this

local designer’s website

– “Where

Recycling Meets

Pretty” – says it all.

Buckle reuses vintage

material to produce

beautiful new creations,

transforming

old jackets into handbags

and curtains

into throw pillows.

KRISTEN MCKENZIE - Local

actress and first-time director

Arianna McGregor knows

exactly what she’s going to do

after she completes her film

Tunnel for the Crazy8s competition.

“There will be some celebration

involving sleeping,”

she said, laughing.

Indeed, having had only

eight days to shoot and edit an

original production, it’s impressive

McGregor, one of

five finalists chosen to participate

in the yearly event, is

even able to string two sentences

together.

“I’ve been queasy for a

week and I don’t think I’ll stop

urday just in time for

spring.

And from the sounds

of it, this year’s selection

will be more creative

and unique than ever.

PHAULET

Jewelry-lovers

beware: This vibrant,

whimsical line might

put your monthly pay

cheque at risk. Born

and raised in Colombia,

designer Paula

Gonzalez brings a

refreshing quirkiness

to everyday

necklaces and earrings.

being queasy until after it

screens,” she admitted. “It’s

pretty stressful … you wish

you had more time.”

But as demanding as the

competition is, gaining entry

into the prestigious festival,

“We’re looking for

innovation,” said director

Carlie Smith, who

selects the market’s artisans.

“We’re looking for

something that defines

CICI ART FACTORY

Boats, dragons and

butterflies are just a

few of the images

adorning artist Liz

Clay’s child-friendly,

hand-painted pieces.

A bright and colourful

addition to any

little one’s room.

us from a regular store.”

With that thought in

mind, Smith shared her

top five finds to seek out

at this weekend’s

bazaar:

MORENA CLOTHING

Victoria fashion

designer Marcy Ross

pairs eco-friendly

fabrics with vintage

materials such as lace

and fur to create this

fun and flirty clothing

line. Style-savvy

shoppers will also be

happy to know that

each piece is 100 per

cent one-of-a-kind.

now entering its 11th year,

will likely prove worth it in

the end.

“The Crazy8s brand is

really starting to take shape,”

said producer Marc Stephenson,

pointing out the career

Portobello West runs

this Saturday and

Sunday at the Rocky

Mountaineer Station

(1755 Cottrell St.).

Admission is $2.

KARIN JONES

This Salt Spring

Island artist

produces metal

home décor pieces,

artwork and jewelry.

She practices an

ages-old technique

called Damascene to

inlay silver and gold

on steel.

Eight delirious days pay off with short film

Arianna McGregor, centre, on set for her short film Tunnel.

FRANK JULIAN ROBERTS

boost its given to a number of

local filmmakers. “We say,

with a lot of pride, that many

of the directors … have gone

on to direct feature films.”

“With these arts cuts, it’s

just made Crazy8s even more

important to the short film

industry,” he added.

The six finalists were chosen

out of more than 115 applicants

and their films range

in topic from territorial

housecats to a pair of beloved

crocodile leather shoes.

The screening of all six

short films takes place Saturday

night at the Vogue Theatre.

Tickets are available at

the door.

22

» Twilight fuels

local film industry

Looks like vampires and

werewolves are good for

business. The BC Film Commission

credited films like

the locally shot Twilight

Saga: New Moon with helping

catapult last year’s film

and TV production revenue

to $1.3 billion – up $100

million from 2008. Other

2009 productions attributed

with the increased

revenue include The A-

Team starring Bradley

Cooper and Liam Neeson,

Tron: Legacy starring Jeff

Bridges and Percy Jackson

and the Olympians starring

Pierce Brosnan.

» Tix on sale

Tickets go on sale this

weekend for two of the

hottest acts coming to Vancouver

this summer.

Reverend Horton Heat, a

punkabilly trio from Texas,

will bring their high-octane

tunes to the Commodore

Aug. 5. Tickets go on sale at

livenation.com today.

■ Meanwhile, Canadian

crooner Martha Wainwright

will belt out Edith Piaf hits

at the TD Vancouver International

Jazz Festival June

26. Tickets went on sale

Thursday at coastaljazz.ca.

» Dance, dance

The crème de la crème of So

You Think You Can Dance

alumni will be in Vancouver

next month. Dancers Anya

Garnis, Pasha Kovalev, Karen

Hauer and Artem Chigvintsev

all featured on the U.S.

SYTYCD, join this season’s

contestants Ashleigh and

Ryan Di Lello for the touring

production of Burn the

Floor, running at the Vogue

Theatre April 13 to 18. Tickets

at Ticketmaster.


23

AmazingRace

Itwasn’treallyasurpriseJeff

and Jordan were eliminated

this week — they’ve been

fallingbehindforafewweeks

now and it was really their

time to go.

The teams made their way

through France again this

week, visiting a vineyard in

Champagne, France. They either

had to build a tower of

champagne glasses 15 levels

high,orfindabunchofmarked

grapes in a set area.

Jeff and Jordan were the

last to arrive at the roadblock

and then the last ones to the

detour.

They attempted to build

the tower of glasses, but it fell

whentheywereonlyhalfdone,

so they had to search for the

grapes.

DancingwithheStars

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The stars come out and they all go dancing

Bits of Reality Kate Schwass

So after just one show,

Pussycat Doll Nicole

Scherzingeristheclearleader

— maybe because she dances

on stage as part of her job?

She did look good and got

the top marks on the night.

Figure skater Evan

Lysacek also will be hard to

beat—butagain,hekindofhas

experience with this kind of

thing.

Not a surprise, Kate Gosselin

is not much of a dancer

andneitherispoorBuzzAldrin

(who never should have been

dragged onto this show).

CelebrityApprentice

The ultimate product

placementshowreturnedthis

weekwiththeteamshavingto

set up a storefront for Kodak.

Sinbad was project manager

for the men and seemed

to have a problem delegating

and the guys didn’t like his

style.

Maria led the women, and

even kind of kept Cindy Lauper

in check.

The women won the challenge,

which seemed to shock

the unorganized men. It was

Sinbad’sterriblemanagement

style that saw him get fired.

AmericanIdol

Paige Miles killed her Phil

CollinssongAgainstAllOdds,

and I don’t mean “killed it” in

the way the kids say it today,

meaning it was awesome.

I mean she actually murderedit,ranitoverwitha

semi-truck and left it for dead

onthestage.Itwasdownright

awful. No wonder she was

voted out.

The other bad decision of

this week’s show: Having

Miley Cyrus as a mentor. Really?

Miley is, well, um, not that

good.Idolmustbegettingdesperate.

BiggestLoser

It was the week everyone

got to go home so family and

friends can see how much the

contestantshavechanged,but

alsochallengethemtokeepfit

while at home.

The contestants have to

rideastationarybike,butalso

get the option of eating cupcakesandaddingtimetoother

people.

Sam, Sunshine, Daris,

Stephanie and Koli didn’t eat

anycupcakesbutLanceate17

of them.

They worked out at home

and their family and friends

watched the biking challenge.

During the weigh-in, the Blue

teamlostandLanceendedup

gettingthebootfromhisteammates.

KATE.SCHWASS@SUNMEDIA.CA

>24H Weekend

PamelaAndersonperformedtheCha-

ChawithpartnerDamianWhitewood

onDancingwiththeStars.


24H Weekend

Television

Our pick

» Who Do You Think You Are?

CITY 8 P.M.

Matthew Broderick, pictured, unintentionally

helps historians solve an ancient mystery while

looking into his family’s past. Now, if only he could

help himself land a job.

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution

BC, 8 P.M.

ll Jamie wants to do is put healthier food into a cafeteia

in Huntington, West Virginia — but the school won’t

et him.

What Not to Wear

LC, 8 P.M.

ym clothes and trashy evening wear does not a

ardrobe make. A businesswoman and bodybuilder is

bout to find that out, with Stacy and Clinton’s help.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

BC, 11:35 P.M.

ay talks to Craig T. Nelson, Rumer Willis and musical

uest Ludacris.

FRIDAY PRIMETIME

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CBC 3 Wheel Fort. Jeopardy Rick Mercer MarketP. the fifth estate CBC News: The National :55CBC News /:The Hour

SHAW 4 Urban Rush Hockey Kamloops vs Vancouver (if necessary) Live The Express Travel Guys Urban Rush

KNOW 5 Great Canadian Parks Poirot Dalziel and Pascoe Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey Life Giving

CHEK 6 Up&Grow HomeC. � Silver Strand (1995) Nicollette Sheridan. CHEK News at 10 News Nice Fish

SRC 7 KAMPAÏ! À votre santé Paquet voleur Une heure sur terre Le Téléjournal Le Téléjournal

OMNI 8 2 1/2 Men 2 1/2 Men Omni News: Mandarin Cantonese News Punjabi Edition Simpsons Letterman

CTVBC 9 eTalk (N) Access H. Medium Criminal Minds The Bridge (N) News CTV News

JOY 10 Frasier The Insider Past Life Investigation 20/20 20/20 (N) It's a New Day

GBLBC 11 ET E.T. Canada X-Weighted "Kyla" Shark Tank Numb3rs "Hangman" News

A 12 Degrassi TMZ Next Top Model Food Revolution (N) (P) Comedy Comedy News :35 Jay Leno

CITY 13 The Murdoch Mysteries Think You Are (N) The Murdoch Mysteries Mercy EP Daily Reviews

CW 14 The Office The Office Next Top Model Fly Girls High Soc Seinfeld Seinfeld Frasier Frasier

CBS 15 6:30 NCAA Basketball Duke vs. Purdue Sweet 16 Live KIRO News Judge Judy The Insider ET News Letterman

NBC 16 Magazine Inside Ed. Think You Are (N) Dateline NBC News :35 Jay Leno

W 19 Supernanny Look Good Naked � The Notebook (2004) Rachel McAdams, Ryan Gosling.

CMT 20 Home Imp Home Imp CMT's Greatest Funniest Home Videos Reba Reba Accord.Jim Accord.Jim

ABC 21 Wheel Fort. Jeopardy Food Revolution Food Revolution (N) (P) 20/20 (N) News :35 News

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TSN 23 Curling World Championship From: Credit Union iPlex -- Swift Current, Sask. Live SportsCentre :55 F1 Auto Racing Live

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NW 26 Love and Hate 4/6 News CBC News: The National Love and Hate 4/6 CBC News: The National

KCTS 27 The Money Connects W. Week NOW Bill Moyers' Journal Member's Choice

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Food & Drink >Living Well

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Tastes to

tempt the

tongue at

festival

COLIN JACK - Tonight at the

2010 Wine and Beer Festival,

patrons will have the opportunity

to sample three new

beers.

My task was to ensure

“quality control” before

guests arrive and my palate

was definitely up for the job.

JUNIPER BERRY “SAHTI”

SSTTOORRMM BBRREEWWIINNGG

((VVAANNCCOOUUVVEERR))

This is last keg of this

specialty beer from Storm

Brewing. Delicate juniper

berries produce a sweet

floral aroma and faint berry

finish that blends with the

aggressive hop bite. A beergeek’s

dream!

FISGARD 150 BAVARIAN

LAGER – LLIIGGHHTTHHOOUUSSEE

BBRREEWWIINNGG ((VVIICCTTOORRIIAA))

Fisgard 150 was named

after a lighthouse that welcomed

navy ships for the

past 150 years. Crisp and

dry with a mild citrus-hop

finish. Brewed for six

weeks, this beer is clean on

the tongue.

SEA DOG AMBER ALE –

VVAANNCCOOUUVVEERR IISSLLAANNDD

BBRREEWWEERRYY ((VVIICCTTOORRIIAA))

This is the only beer I will

have to wait to experience

tonight and I am anxious.

Judging from my past experiences

with VIB, I expect

nothing less than an excellent

amber ale.

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AFICIONADO. CHECK OUT HIS WEBSITE

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Sexy eats at Cobre restaurant

SARAH ROWLAND - Usually

when you go out for Mexican

food, you’re stuffed on

chips and salsa long before

the assembly-line burrito

gets to your table.

Not that there’s anything

wrong with that.

Getting that kind of bang

for your burrito buck is great

for festive family gatherings,

long-term couples on a

budget and single people

looking to soak up a hangover.

However, it’s not always

ideal for a first date or a girl’s

night out.

After all, if you have to

undo the top button of your

pants at the end of your

DHARM MAKWANA – When

Cactus Club Café comes to

English Bay next summer,

will servers trade their little

black dresses for little black

bikinis?

All signs point to no, as

chain owner Richard Jaffray

and chef Rob Feenie have indicated

the new beachside

location – green-lighted by

Vancouver Park Board this

week – will be an extension

of the current brand rather

than a dramatic reinvention.

Michael Kim, owner of

SURA, is well known in the

Korean community. I met

him a couple years ago at his

previous venture, Chung

Dam Anh, a Japanese-Korean

Izakaya-style speakeasy

on Cardero Street.

If you weren’t in the

“know”, chances are you

never darkened Chung

Dam’s doors. Fast forward to

today, Kim opened an

equally mysterious restau-

Cobre’s signature ceviche.

meal, you’re probably not up

for a hot night out on the

town – but rather a night in

your jammies in front of the

tube.

That likely means diners

who frequent the indooroutdoor

eatery, which seats

150, can count on standard

offerings such as Creole

chicken, burgers and, of

course, yam fries.

Yet food critics lament

the park board decision,

largely driven by revenues,

as another lost opportunity

to support inventive fare.

Where chef Feenie, who

last won the hearts years ago

at his eponymous West Side

rant on Robson Street, east

of Cardero.

You may have a hard time

locating a sign on this block

that says SURA – the majority

of their sign is written in

Korean and has a small

stamp and the word SURA

on the side.

Back to the restaurant, it’s

an elegant 70 seater that

serves up tasty Korean cuisine

and sports a nice sake

and wine list. The sundubu

That’s why Cobre

Restaurant (52 Powell St.) is

one of the sexiest Latin-fusion

Mexican joints in the

city. This “kitsch-free” zone

doesn’t leave you feeling

bloated and drowsy.

They serve up flirty, fun

tapas that are perfect for

sharing.

Everything is great there,

but if you’re a first timer,

make sure you try the house

ceviche. And guacamole

lovers, make sure you order

the White Corn Free-Range

Chicken Taquitos.

You can pair your dishes

with any one of Cobre’s

wickedly refreshing cocktails

and then top it all off

restaurant, can prove naysayers

wrong and creatively

flex his culinary muscle is

at the concession stand

included as part of the lease.

Perhaps resurrecting

Feenie’s Weenie, a cheese

smokie topped with a bacon

sauerkraut Choucroute on a

bun, would be on the menu.

However, that weenie

chapter in Feenie’s book

likely closed long ago.

Still, the seasoned chef,

who now accepts the con-

ramen they list is

a spicy soup endowed

with soft

tofu, your choice

of seafood or beef

and of course,

ramen noodles.

The soup is

certainly spicier than any

Japanese ramen I’ve had but

that’s expected with Korean

cuisine.

The noodles are plentiful

and at just under 10 bucks,

with one of their to-die-for

desserts.

And it’s not just the

food and drink that make

this Gastown gem worth a

visit.

The atmosphere is a little

bit rock n’ roll – in a lowkey,

classy sort of way of

course. For example, the

waiter who served our table

had an Eagles of Death

Metal vibe going on and the

tattied owner/executive

chef Stuart Irving looks

more like a monster garage

mechanic than a restaurateur.

And he plays the Stones

on the sound system! What

more could you want?

Pressure is on Feenie to deliver in English Bay

fusing title of food concept

architect, needs to return to

his irreverent ways to become

relevant and make this

stand a success.

Maybe all that’s needed

is a fresh take on fish and

chips showcasing an Ocean

Wise catch to gain acclaim

as Feenie once did with his

hot dog.

For diners, a return to

culinary form would raise

more eyebrows than any little

black dress.

Ramen Quest, Episode 3: The Emperor’s Dish

Ramen noodles

given the ambience,

the unlimited

refills on the

complimentary

banchan (sidedishes)

and quality

of ingredients,

there’s much

value built in.

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top

5

spots in Gastown

Historical Gastown has

grown into a diner’s delight.

Here are the top five Gastown

eats:

JULES BISTRO

216 Abbott St.

This charming French

eatery serves delicious eats

at reasonable prices. Just a

tip: Show up on time for

your reservation – they’re

not friendly to latecomers.

THE IRISH HEATHER

210 Carrall St.

Besides the variety of fine

ales and comfort food, the

lively atmosphere here is

top-notch. A fun and

friendly spot to catch up

with friends.

JUDAS GOAT TABERNA

27 Blood Alley

This hip new Gastown addition

comes courtesy of the

owners of Salt Tasting

Room. With an open, warehouse-style

décor and a

menu consisting of mouthwatering

tapas and small

plates, it’s shaping up to be

the area’s hottest joint.

BAO BEI CHINESE

BRASSERIE

163 Keefer St.

Chambar’s Tannis Ling is

behind this innovative new

eatery, which takes a fresh

look at Chinese cuisine.

Check out the homemade

ginger ale.

THE POURHOUSE

162 Water St.

This cozy, historical-minded

pub offers hearty, soulsoothing

fare such as pork

and beans and sloppy joes.

- KRISTEN MCKENZIE


27

RECIPE

Rhubarb and

strawberry

pinwheel

cobbler

QMI AGENCY — This is comfort

dessert fancied up with

strawberry jam pinwheels

instead of plain biscuits on

top.ConsiderEasterbrunch

or weekend mornings to

serve this cobbler with

pouringcream.Somepeople

like cobblers for dinner

dessert with ice cream.

5 cups (1.25 litres) chopped

rhubarb

2 cups (500 ml) frozen straw-

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berries, thawed and quartered

1/2 cup (125 ml) granulated

sugar

1/4 cup (50 ml) all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. (2 ml) grated lemon rind

Food & Drink >Living Well

Pinwheel Biscuits:

2/3 cup (150 ml) milk

2 tsp. (10 ml) lemon juice

1-1/2 cups (375 ml) all-purpose

flour

2 tbsp. (30 ml) granulated

sugar

2 tsp. (10 ml) baking powder

1/2 tsp. (2 ml) baking soda

1/4 tsp. (1 ml) salt

1/3 cup (75 ml) cold butter,

grated or cubed

1/3 cup (75 ml) strawberry jam

In 9-inch square (2L) metal

cake pan, combine rhubarb

and strawberries. Sprinkle

with sugar, flour and lemon

rind; toss well. Set aside.

Pinwheel Biscuits: In a measuring

cup, stir together milk

and lemon juice; let stand

for 10 minutes. Stir.

In a large bowl, whisk

together flour, sugar, baking

powder, baking soda and

salt. Top with butter; with

pastry blender, cut in butter

until mixture is crumbly.

Pour milk over dry ingredients;

toss with fork to form

shaggy dough.

With floured hand, fold and

press dough together until

almost smooth, about 10

times. Turn out onto floured

counter; roll to 12- x 8-inch

(30 x 20 cm) rectangle.

Spread with jam, leaving

scant 1-inch border on

edges. Brush one of long

borders with water. Roll up

from opposite long side;

pinch long edge to roll. Wiping

knife after each cut, slice

biscuit roll into 12 pinwheels.

Arrange evenly over rhubarb

base.

Place baking dish on rimmed

baking sheet to catch any

overflow. Bake in centre of

375F. (190C.) oven for 30

minutes. Cover top lightly

with foil; bake until juices

are bubbling and the centre

pinwheels are no longer

doughy underneath, about 15

minutes.

Let cool on rack for at least

45 minutes before serving.

Makes nine servings,

although eight people

around the table would be

happy to share the last piece

of cobbler.

>Classifiedsextra.ca


Sports

puck talk

Brendan Gallagher

» Playoff scoring

(all stats prior to Thursday)

GP G A PT

1. Cunningham (Giants)

4 5 5 10

2. Gallagher (Giants)

4 4 6 10

3. Schenn (Wheat Kings)

4 5 4 9

4. Calvert (Wheat Kings)

4 3 5 8

5. Wudrick (Rockets)

4 7 0 7

12. Bouma (Giants)

4 1 5 6

13. Henry (Giants)

4 3 2 5

20. Connauton (Giants)

4 2 3 5

» Special teams

Powerplay: Ranked eighth:

Five for 23 (21.7%)

Penalty kill: Ranked 15th:

Allowed eight on 20 (60%)

» WHL goalies

1. Stanford (Blades) 0.32

GAA .989 SV% 3-0-0 W-L-T

2. Branstable (Rebels)

1.49 .949 0-0-1

3. Guggenberger (Rockets)

2.02 .924 2-0-0

14. M. Segal (Giants) 3.46

.857 4-0-0

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WHL PLAYOFFS

One imperfect sweep

HOSEA CHEUNG - It’s only natural

to bring out the brooms

after a playoff sweep. It’s also

fitting considering the Vancouver

Giants will need to

clean up parts of their game

with that extra time off.

Despite the Giants finishing

their first round series

against the Kamloops Blazers

in four games, there’s plenty

of room for improvement.

“Basically the penalty kill

wasn’t very good in that series,”

said leading scorer Craig

Cunningham. “In the playoffs,

you need to be able to kill

penalties especially on the

road.”

While the unit allowed

eight goals on 20 shorthanded

chances, a 60 per

cent efficiency rating, which

ranks them 15th out of the 16

playoff teams, Vancouver

also spent most of the series

trailing or tied with the Blazers.

The Giants had four different

leads, totalling only 26

minutes and 39 seconds, with

20:32 of those coming in

Game 2.

“You obviously don’t ever

want to get down, you want to

score the first goal and build

on it,” said Cunningham, who

had 10 points in the four

games. “It does tire the body

out.”

Luckily for the Giants,

they potentially have a full

week to rest up and work on

specific troubled areas for the

next round.

“The quickest you can get

PHOTO SUBMITTED

Giants’ playoff leading scorer Craig Cunningham of Trail, B.C., can

see room for improvement on his squad despite its sweep of Kamloops

in the opening round of the WHL playoffs.

to four the better,” said the

Trail, B.C. native. “We’re going

to be fresh to start the next series.”

Thursday was a day off for

the team after a late – 6 a.m.

to be exact – return home following

Wednesday’s 5-4 win.

“The biggest thing is taking

a few days and recover,”

said a tired Lance Bouma

Thursday. “Just making sure

we’re doing the right things to

our bodies right now in these

days that we have off, and

then getting right back to

practice and practising hard.”

The Giants are no

strangers to first round

sweeps. It’s almost becoming

a tradition.

This is the third straight

year where the Giants have

gone 4-0 in the opening series,

victimizing the Prince

George Cougars in last sea-

» Series schedule:

Vancouver wins series 4 - 0

■ GAME 1

Kamloops 3 at Vancouver 4

(overtime)

■ GAME 2

Kamloops 3 at Vancouver 6

■ GAME 3

Vancouver 5 at Kamloops 4

(overtime)

■ GAME 4

Vancouver 5 at Kamloops 4

son’s playoffs and the Chilliwack

Bruins the year before

that.

Both Cunningham and

Bouma were on the team for

the previous two sweeps, so

they have a good idea on how

to stay fresh between the first

two rounds. The break though

is more important for Bouma

this time around, after having

just returned from a torn

MCL suffered in February.

“It’ll be nice to get some

extra time off to let it heal and

rest,” he said, also adding that

his knee feels stable so far.

As for having to chase the

lead for most of the series,

Bouma makes it out to be a

positive.

“It’s hard to fall behind on

a team,” he said. “But at the

same time, it’s good for us to

be able to know that we can

do that if we ever get into that

situation again. We realize

that we have the guys in the

locker room to do that.”

28

whl schedule

TRI-CITY vs. CHILLIWACK

(Tri-City leads series 3-1)

Game 1 - Chilliwack 2 at

Tri-City 4

Game 2 - Chilliwack 1 at

Tri-City 8

Game 3 - Tri-City 1 at

Chilliwack 5

Game 4 - Tri-City 4 at

Chilliwack 3 OT

Game 5 - Fri 7 p.m. Chilliwack

@Tri-City

Game 6 - Sun 5 p.m.* Tri-

City @Chilliwack

Game 7 - Tue 7 p.m. *

Chilliwack at Tri-City

EVERETT vs. KELOWNA

(Series tied at 2-2)

Game 1 - Kelowna 4 at

Everett 5 OT

Game 2 - Kelowna 2 at

Everett 5

Game 3 - Everett 3 at

Kelowna 5

Game 4 - Everett 4 at

Kelowna 5 OT2

Game 5 - Fri 7:35 p.m.

Kelowna @Everett

Game 6 - Sat 7 p.m.

Everett @Kelowna

Game 7 - Mon 7:05 p.m. *

Kelowna @Everett

SPOKANE vs. PORTLAND

(Spokane leads series 2-1)

Game 1 - Spokane 5 at

Portland 4

Game 2 - Spokane 4 at

Portland 2

Game 3 - Portland 2 at

Spokane 1

Game 4 - Fri 7 p.m. Portland

@Spokane

Game 5 - Sat 7 p.m. Portland

@Spokane

Game 6 - Mon 7 p.m. *

Spokane at Portland

Game 7 - Wed 7 p.m. *

Portland at Spokane

(*if necessary)


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ew blindide

hit rule

EUTERS - The NHL moved

hursday to curb blind-side

its to the head with a rule that

llows such hits to be reviewed

or additional discipline.

The new rule, which takes

ffect immediately and will

ast at least through the end of

he playoffs, prohibits “a latral,

back-pressure or blindide

hit to an opponent where

he head is targeted and/or the

rincipal point of contact,” the

eague said.

“We believe this is the right

hing to do for the game and for

he safety of our players,” NHL

ommissioner Gary Bettman

aid in a statement after the

ule was approved by the board

f governors and players’

nion.

“The elimination of these

ypes of hits should signifiantly

reduce the number of

njuries, including concusions,

without adversely afecting

the level of physicality

n the game.”

Several blind-side hits to

he head this season that

aused injuries went without

unishment as there was not

lways something in the

eague’s rulebook that prohibted

them.

FIGURE SKATING

REUTERS - Japan’s

Daisuke Takahashi

produced a captivating

free program to

become the first

Asian man to strike

gold at the world figure

skating championships

on Thursday.

The Vancouver

Games bronze medalist, who

led after Wednesday’s short

program, took full advantage

of Olympic champion Evan

Lysacek and Yevgeny

Takahashi

REUTERS - The final report into the

death of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili,

who crashed on the

Vancouver Olympics sliding track

in February, will be published in

April, the International Luge Federation

said.

Kumaritashvili slammed into

an exposed steel pillar during his

last training run at the Whistler

WHITECAPS IN MLS

BOB MACKIN - Vancouver

won’t just be home of a Major

League Soccer franchise, but

it is expected to be site of

some of the league’s marquee

matches.

MLS president Mark Abbott

said Thursday the Vancouver

Whitecaps could host

the MLS All-Star Game and

MLS Cup and challenge Mexican

Primera Division teams

in SuperLiga.

“I anticipate we’ll be having

some of those events up

here in the coming years, it’s a

tremendous market,” Abbott

said.

The 15th MLS season

opened in Seattle on Thursday

night. A five-year collective

bargaining agreement

was reached last weekend coinciding

with the opening of

the New York Red Bulls’ new

stadium in Harrison, N.J.

Vancouver was granted

the 17th franchise in March

2009. Play will begin in spring

2011 at a temporary 27,500seat

stadium in Empire Field.

The renovated B.C. Place Stadium

is scheduled to become

the Caps’ permanent home in

summer 2011.

“We’ve seen such an out-

Takahashi awesome

Marquee matches on horizon

Plushenko skipping

the event.

Takahashi, 24,

started his routine

with a quadruple flip

and did not look back

after recovering from

knee ligament damage

which destroyed

his 2008-09 season.

“I really felt the fans supporting

me,” he told the

crowd before dwelling on his

eighth place at the 2006

Turin Games here.

Sliding Center on February 12,

hours before the opening ceremony

of the Games.

“With regard to the fatal accident...,

the final report of the FIL

will include the findings of the

commissions meetings (Sport and

Technical Commission). The

meetings of both expert commissions

will be held in St. Leonhard

MARK YUEN

Left to right: Whitecaps CEO Paul Barber, B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, MLS president Mark Abbott,

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and Whitecaps President of Soccer Operations Bob Lenarduzzi pose

for photographers Thursday.

vancouver.24hrs.ca/mls

pouring of support from fans,

from the media, from the corporate

community and from

government officials that it

TENNIS

REUTERS - Andy Roddick

was initially bitter when his

wife Brooklyn Decker

graced the cover of Sports

Illustrated’s annual swimsuit

issue last month in a

tiny yellow bikini – and it

was not because of her

skimpy attire.

The eighth-ranked Roddick

has never appeared on

the cover of the weekly

magazine, not even after

the American won his first

grand slam title at the 2003

has absolutely validated the

decision,” Abbott said.

Meanwhile, Toronto FC is

vying with the Los Angeles

Galaxy and the Red Bulls to

host the 2010 MLS Cup. Abbott

said a decision is imminent.

He also said negotiations

continue with Montreal

Impact owner Joey Saputo

Roddick’s SI nightmare

U.S. Open.

Decker, who married

Roddick last April, teased

her husband about beating

him to the cover.

“Trust me, that fact

wasn’t lost on her. I

promise you,” Roddick jokingly

told reporters on

Thursday at the Sony Ericsson

Open.

“That was one of

the things I was bitter

about... she gave me a little

crap.”

Olympic luger report published in April

near Salzburg on April 9-11, 2010,”

the FIL said in a statement on

Thursday.

“Right after the meetings of the

commissions, the FIL Final Report

will be published. FIL Secretary

General Svein Romstad and

Vice President Claire DelNegro

(both U.S.A.) are in charge of

preparing the report,” it said.

about that team joining MLS

in 2012.

“They are positive discussions

but I don’t have a timeline

yet,” Abbott said.

The Whitecaps open the

2010 United States Soccer

Federation Division 2 season

April 11 when the NSC Minnesota

Stars visit.

REUTERS

Andy Roddick’s wife Brooklyn

Decker is already one step ahead.

>Sports

Well, Kyle’s

got style

Spill your guts

Someone

get Ripley’s

on the horn

because – believe

it or not

– the best

player in a Canuck uniform

the past 10 days has been Kyle

Wellwood.

I’ve said all along it’s a

psychiatrist

he needs, not a

nutritionist.

S i n c e

packing on a

few pounds

recently, Wellwood

has finally

found a

Wellwood

happy medium (mmm, Happy

medium with cheese and

curly fries).

For whatever reason, this

suits his game perfectly.

His confidence has soared

to a season high and the

proof is in the pudding

(mmm, pudding). He’s finally

scoring goals and getting

plenty of offensive opportunities.

Unlike earlier in the season,

Wellwood now demands

the puck and is more than

content to hang on to it using

that world-class stick-handling

skill that has long been

his bread and butter (mmm,

butter).

Management would like to

see Cody Hodgson become the

team’s third-line centre next

year.

So if Wellwood wants a

new contract, whether it be

with the Canucks or someone

else, a strong finish to the

season here is highly recomended

and will serve

as the perfect carrot at

the end of a stick (mmm,

butter).

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Diversions

Q&A with

Miki

My boyfriend and I have Qbeen together for four

years. I love him very much,

and he feels the same, however,

because of his race, my

dad is not accepting and doesn’t

know we’re together. My

mom knows and she’s slowly

coming around. I want to know

if he’s worth giving up family

for. My boyfriend and I have

had ups and downs and I’ve

wanted to give up. If we fight or

I think he’s being unfaithful it’s

easier to give him up. Is this

true love, and will everything

work out someday?

— Torn

It’s a terrible situation when

Achildren have to pick

between the people they love

or their parents. I don’t see

your boyfriend being untrue,

and I sense your fights have

been based around the difficulties

with your family. I feel that

you love him, and if you were to

give him up for the sake of your

family, you’ll be a very unhappy

girl. You’re very confused, so,

give yourself six months to figure

out if you want to marry

him and if the answer is yes,

then you will need to tell your

family. I believe they won’t

want to lose you.

Daily Affirmation

When you hold someone

hostage by their heart, they

eventually find a way to

escape.

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ARIES

Good fortune often brings conflict. If you see this as

invested interest, you will dissolve the tension.

TAURUS

Walk away from a difficult situation. Once you

do, don’t look back.

GEMINI

Don’t over complicate matters of the heart. You’re

overwhelmed because you’re feeling unworthy.

CANCER

Your romantic interest isn’t being reciprocated.

Don’t overdose them with tokens of affection.

Just be yourself.

LEO

You’ve taken a step backwards, but don’t let this

disappoint you. You’ll gain a new perspective if

you’re observant

VIRGO

Learn to receive when you’re in need and to share

in times of abundance.

LIBRA

Now is the time to act on a new undertaking. Your

instincts are dead-on and you’ll achieve a lot.

SCORPIO

Bring your warmth and passion to the surface

today. This side of you is far more compelling

than you realize.

SAGITTARIUS

The tables will turn in your favour in the workplace.

An unfair incident will rectify itself.

CAPRICORN

As long as you’re torn between two paths, you’ll

never have the conviction you need to fulfill your

tasks.

AQUARIUS

Things are about to temporarily slow down. Use

this time to do the things you love doing.

PISCES

Feel like a prisoner of circumstance? You alone

hold the key, but do you have the courage to

change things?

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ACROSS

1 Shopper’s paper

5 Look for

10 Streetcar

14 “__ upon a time...”

15 Knight’s spear

16 Speed contest

17 “Beat it!”

18 Neatness

19 __ Maria Alberghetti

20 Inner __; private and

very holy place

22 Shelf support

24 Owned

25 Cut of beef

26 Twerp

29 To the __; fully

30 Was confident

34 Beaver Cleaver’s dad

35 Ne’er-do-well

36 Supply oxygen to the

blood

37 Commotion

38 1, 2, 3, etc.

40 Sever

41 Become embarrassed

43 On the __; fleeing

44 Relinquish

45 Lets loose

46 For each

47 More unusual

48 Mixes

50 White lie

51 Adroit maneuvering

54 Takes tiny bites

58 Smell

59 Film producer

Spelling

61 Nurse’s helper

62 In case that

63 Sudden and sharp

64 Moxie

65 __ and nights

66 __ up; become

less gloomy

67 Sups

DOWN

1 Deprivation

2 Peruvian Indian

3 Read quickly

4 Rather loony,

informally

5 Orally

6 Friendly

7 Most common conjunction

8 Refrigerator’s ancestor

9 __ cotta

10 Farm vehicle

11 Foul-smelling

12 Pimples

13 Beef or pork

21 Actor Hunter

23 Bonfire residue

25 Talks on & on

26 Sleepy or Doc

27 Egret or ibis

28 Deteriorate

29 Silent

30

Yesterday’s answers

31 Horse with a fast gait

32 Piano piece

33 Discourage

35 Round dinner roll

36 Upper limb

38 Treetop homes

39 Listening organ

42 Sahara & Gobi

44 Coleslaw maker’s

need

46 Give a sermon

47 Curved bone

49 __ Newton

50 Less coarse

51 Pleat

52 Notion

53 Too inquisitive

54 Short letter

55 Italy’s currency, once

56 Blue-pencil

57 Rolls the hair

60 Regret

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