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WASHINGTON – The sex scandal
that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’
resignation widened today,
with the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan
under investigation for
alleged “inappropriate communications”
with a woman who received
threatening emails from Petraeus’
Defence Secretary Leon Panetta
revealed that the Pentagon had begun
an internal investigation into
thousands of pages of emails from
Gen. John Allen to a second woman
involved in the Petraeus case.
Allen succeeded Petraeus as
the top American commander in
Afghanistan in July 2011, and his
nomination to become the next
commander of the U.S. European
Command and the commander of
NATO forces in Europe has been put
In a White House statement early
today, National Security spokesman
Tommy Vietor said President
Barack Obama has held Allen’s
nomination at Panetta’s request.
Meanwhile, FBI agents prepared
a timeline of the Petraeus affair
and searched the home of Paula
Broadwell, the 40-year-old biographer
with whom Petraeus had an
affair that led to his abrupt resignation
TENTATIVE DEAL REACHED
WITH OMA: MCGUINTY
Premier Dalton McGuinty says the
province has reached a tentative fee
agreement with the Ontario Medical
The premier made the announcement
this morning, saying both
sides were able to work together to
reach a deal that is fair to patients,
doctors and taxpayers.
The deal, which is scheduled to
be voted on by doctors next month,
would last until 2014.
Talks between the province and
the OMA, which represents 25,000
doctors, resumed in September after
a few rocky months.
Negotiations had broken off earlier
this year and the government
made regulatory changes to cut
Ontario Health Insurance Plan fees
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1150 Queen St. W.
Montreal’s deMarco performs
in support of his full length, Mac
DeMarco 2, featuring special guest
openers, Halifax duo Cousins.
Tomorrow, 8 p.m. / $10
The Royal, 608 College St.
A unique cultural collaboration
of Toronto’s EU consulates and
cultural institutes featuring 30
films from 27 countries.
Tomorrow-Nov. 27 / Free
EUGENE IONESCO’S THE LESSON
Lower Ossington Theatre
100 Ossington Ave.
A poetic and theatrical play, where
language drives the action and
becomes the tyrant’s instrument
of power over the weak. Runs until
Opens tomorrow, 8 p.m. / $25
BEETHOVEN TRIPLE CONCERTO
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St.
André Laplante, Shauna Rolston,
and the TSO’s Jonathan Crow
pool their talents for Beethoven’s
exciting and sublimely beautiful
Tomorrow & Thursday, 8 p.m.
THE LITTLE YEARS
Tarragon Theatre Mainspace
30 Bridgman Ave.
Drama written by Canadian
playwright John Mighton and
directed by award-winning Chris
Abraham, that follows three
generations of women. Runs until
Dec. 16. tarragontheatre.com
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Dr. Kristin Andrews talks about
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AS WORD OF THE YEAR
LONDON – Britain’s media
are in a meltdown and its
government is gaffe-prone,
so Oxford Dictionaries has
chosen an apt Word of the
Oxford University Press
today crowned the word –
defined as “a situation that
has been comprehensively
by a string of blunders and
miscalculations” – its top
term of 2012.
Each year, Oxford University
Press tracks how the
English language is changing
and chooses a word that
best reflects the mood of the
year. The publisher typically
chooses separate British
and American winners. This
year’s American champion
is “gif,” short for graphics
interchange format, a common
format for images on
Coined by writers of a satirical
television show called
The Thick of It, omnishambles
has been applied to everything
PR blunders to the crisisridden
preparations for the
Oxford University Press
lexicographer Susie Dent
said the word was chosen
for its popularity as well as
its “linguistic productivity.”
She said “a notable coinage
coming from the word is
Romneyshambles” – a derisive
term used by the British
press after U.S. presidential
candidate Mitt Romney expressed
doubts about London’s
ability to host a successful
Omnishambles was chosen
over shortlisted terms
including “mummy (or
mommy) porn” – the genre
exemplified by the bestselling
“50 Shades” book series
– and “green-on-blue,”
military attacks by forces
regarded as neutral, as
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when members of the Afghan
army or police attack
The Olympics offered up
finalists including the verb
“to medal,” “Games Maker” –
the name given to thousands
of Olympic volunteers – and
distance runner Mo Farah’s
victory dance, “the Mobot.”
Europe’s financial crisis
lent the shortlisted 1
“Eurogeddon,” while technology
screening” – watching TV
while simultaneously using
a computer, phone or tablet
– and social media popularized
the acronym “YOLO,”
you only live once.
The final shortlisted term
in Britain is an old word given
new life. “Pleb,” a derogatory
epithet for lower-class
people, was alleged to have
been uttered to a police officer
by British Cabinet minister
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NEWS IN BRIEF
HARRY WINSTON TO BUY BHP’S DIAMOND BUSINESS
BHP Billiton is selling its diamonds business to Toronto-based
Harry Winston Diamond Mines for $500 million (U.S.) in cash.
The deal includes the mining Anglo-Australian mining
company’s stake in the Ekati diamond mine in the Northwest
Under the deal, BHP Billiton’s employees working at Ekati,
in Yellowknife and in diamonds marketing in the Belgian city of
Antwerp will join Harry Winston.
Harry Winston already owns a 40% stake in the Diavik mine
in the Northwest Territories in a joint venture with Rio Tinto,
another Anglo-Australian mining giant.
The Ekati mine is Canada’s first diamond mine – is 310
kilometres northeast of Yellowknife and 200 kilometres south
of the Arctic Circle.
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PRESIDENT OF WINDOWS LEAVING MICROSOFT
REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft Corp. said that Steven
Sinofsky, the president of its Windows and Windows Live
operations, is leaving the company.
Sinofsky’s departure comes just weeks after the Redmond,
Washington state, software company launched Windows
8, which represented a major overhaul of its ubiquitous
computer operating system.
Company veteran Julie Larson-Green has been promoted
to lead all Windows software and hardware engineering,
Microsoft said yesterday. Tami Reller will take over
responsibility for the Windows business while retaining her
posts as chief financial officer and chief marketing officer.
The company did not say why Sinofsky is leaving.
In a statement, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer expressed
gratitude for Sinofsky’s contribution to the company. He
indicated the need for the company to further integrate its
array of offerings, which in addition to Windows includes
services such as Bing, Skype and Xbox and a new tablet
computer, as it begins what he called “a new era at Microsoft.”
TRUCK FULL OF COBRAS SEIZED IN THAILAND
BANGKOK, Thailand — Thai authorities have seized a pickup
truck full of deadly cobras at a checkpoint in the country’s
central region. They believe the snakes came from Malaysia
and were destined for use in traditional medicine or human
Thai Customs chief Benja Louicharoen said Tuesday that
officials found 600 cobras worth about 500,000 baht ($16,500
U.S.) in mesh bags inside plastic baskets in the truck.
Officials arrested a Thai driver after the suspicious vehicle
was stopped 210 kilometres south of Bangkok.
Benja says the man confessed he was delivering the snakes
to northeast Thailand where they were to be smuggled over
the border into Laos.
Thailand is a major transit country for illegal wildlife
trafficking in Asia.
RUSSIAN WOMAN, 56, FIGHTS OFF WOLF WITH AXE
MAKHACHKALA, Russia — Beware of 56-year-old Russian
women with axes.
A lone wolf attacked Aishat Maksudova outside her sister’s
home in Russia’s province of Dagestan in the North Caucasus
The animal bit the farmer on her arm and her leg and she
fell to the ground, crying out for help from other villagers.
No one was in earshot. So she reached for an axe she had
brought along to repair a fence, and with remarkable aplomb,
she hit the wolf over the head several times until his teeth
The wolf later died.
Maksudova has become a hero in the Caspian Sea province
that lies east of Chechnya. She was still being treated for her
wounds today at a local hospital after last week’s incident.
Doctors said she is recuperating well.
Shena Hardin walks
back to her car after
holding up a sign
as part of a public
sentence today in
Cleveland for driving
on a sidewalk to avoid
a school bus that was
unloading children. A
Court judge ordered
32-year-old Hardin to
serve the highly public
sentence for one hour
today and tomorrow.
Tony Dejak / Associated Press
DEMAND FOR SERVICES WILL
OUTPACE GROWTH: REPORT
Canada’s federal, provincial
and municipal governments
must be prepared to address
a $93-billion shortfall
by 2025 if they hope to keep
pace with the needs of the
country’s rapidly aging population,
a global consulting
giant said today.
A report from Accenture
said demands for public services
will outpace Canada’s
economic growth over the
next 13 years, leaving all
levels of government unable
to provide public services at
The country’s growing
group of senior citizens
would bear the brunt of the
shortfall, Accenture said.
People 65 or older currently
make up 14.1% of
the population. Accenture
projects that number will
increase to 20.6% by 2025.
Joel Marchildon, a managing
director in the federal
group at Accenture Canada,
said this demographic trend
does not bode well.
“That portion of the population
just does demand
more in terms of public
services,” Marchildon said.
“That’s what’s going to
largely create this gap. We’re
going to have more people in
that age bracket, and delivering
services to that group
is going to increase in cost.”
Canada currently spends
A wave of retirements
among business owners
over the next few years
could pose a significant risk
for the economy as the country
undergoes the biggest
transfer of economic control
in its history, according to
CIBC World Markets.
CIBC says half of all smalland
in Canada are set to
retire over the next decade.
“The economic implications
of the accelerated pace
at which firms are changing
hands should not be underestimated,”
Tal said in the report issued
An estimated $1.9 trillion
in business assets are poised
to change hands in five years
– the biggest transfer of Canadian
business control on
record, CIBC says.
And by 2022, this number
will mushroom to at least
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about 28% of its gross domestic
product on providing
public services such as
health care, pensions and
social supports that benefit
the country’s seniors,
GDP is on pace to grow
2.3% between 2010 and
2025, but the report found
that wouldn’t be enough to
sustain the country’s elderly
Provinces and territories
spend an average of $10,700
on people over 65, more
than five times higher than
the average of $2,000 required
to care for those 64
or younger, the report said.
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HALF OF SMALL, MEDIUM BUSINESS OWNERS
TO RETIRE IN NEXT DECADE: REPORT
$3.7 trillion as 550,000 owners
exit their businesses.
“Given this magnitude,
a faulty or badly executed
succession planning process
could have a ripple
effect throughout the Canadian
economy via reduced
productivity, job losses,
premature sales and increased
the CIBC World Market report
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From left: Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart, Stephenie
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of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II at the Nokia
Theatre yesterday in Los Angeles.
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ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF
SOULPEPPER TO ‘TELL GOOD STORIES’ IN 2013
Soulpepper Theatre Company and the Young Centre for
the performing arts have announced their 2013 schedule,
which features over 700 performances, including festivals,
cabarets and community partnerships.
“It is important, in this community, to be able to tell
good stories ... stories that give us hope and strength to
move forward despite some troubling times,” says Albert
Schultz, Soulpepper’s founding artistic director.
SoulPepper’s repertory season features 15 plays,
including two marathon-style theatrical events to be
staged in their entirety: Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning
Angels in America and Alan Ayckbourn’s The Norman
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FIRST IN SERIES OF WARHOL AUCTIONS RAISES $17M
NEW YORK — The first in a series of auctions to raise
money for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
in New York has collected over $17 million (U.S.).
Yesterday’s auction at Christie’s featured works by
Warhol ranging from prints to photographs, some of which
have not been seen by the public.
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HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS: AN OMEN EP
Sony/Columbia, Rating: 4/5
Trent Reznor arguably did his best work as Nine Inch Nails
not long before the project’s temporary retirement in 2009.
The sudden push away from NiN was a bit of a shock.
But thankfully, Reznor’s successive project How to
Destroy Angels has seemingly given him respite from his
demons. He’s enlisted his wife Mariqueen Maandig to serve
as frontwoman, and while she’s not much of a singer, she
balances out the music’s darker edge.
CRYSTAL CASTLES: III
Fiction, Rating: 3.5/5
In case you’re feeling too optimistic, here’s the third album
from Crystal Castles to remind you things are not hunky-dory.
It exemplifies a chosen theme – oppression – by drowning
singer Alice Glass in a pool of noise. It seems to be politically
motivated, but the effect is like reading a book in a language
you only sort-of understand. That’s not to say the songs
are weak; III is a strong step forward. It just feels like they
have something truly important to say, and rendering Glass
unintelligible leaves any message buried and forgotten.
THE ROLLING STONES: GRRR!
Universal Music Group, Rating: 1.5/5
There are dozens of ways to get into the Rolling Stones.
Buying GRRR! should be your last resort.
It’s an exhaustive – or maybe just plain exhausting – bestof
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48 other songs you either own in some form already or that
you couldn’t care less about.
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JAGGER’S LOVE LETTERS
GOING UP FOR AUCTION
Mick Jagger’s love letters are being
put up for auction.
The Rolling Stones rocker
penned a series of 10 letters in
1969 to his former flame, American
singer Marsha Hunt, which will be
auctioned off at Sotheby’s in London
“When a serious historian finally
examines how and why Britain’s boy
bands affected international culture
and politics, this well-preserved
collection of Mick Jagger’s hand
written letters will be a revelation,”
Hunt said in a statement.
Hunt, 66, has revealed the
correspondence chronicles their
“delicate love affair,” and says the
letters were written from the set of
Jagger’s film Ned Kelly in Australia.
They discuss subjects of the time,
like the first moon landing and John
Lennon and Yoko Ono’s relationship.
Sotheby’s books specialist Gabriel
Heaton said the collection – which
includes song lyrics and a Rolling
Stones playlist – shows a “poetic and
self-aware” young Jagger.
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ONE DIRECTION SPIES
ON TWITTER FANS
One Direction’s Harry Styles and
Niall Horan like to spy on their fans
The stars – who are joined in
the band by Zayn Malik, Louis
Tomlinson and Liam Payne – like to
do research about what people think
about them by creating pseudonyms
on the social networking site and
asking fans questions.
“Harry and Niall like to get
personal with the fans, but it’s
hard to talk one-on-one with them
without being cyber-mobbed,”
a source said. “So in the last few
months, they’ve started using
pseudonyms to befriend their fans
on Twitter. They have no idea the
strangers they’re talking to are
actually their idols.”
The source added to the Daily
Star, “They find out ... which songs
they like and don’t like. It’s also a
good place to hear what the latest
rumours are. They say it helps them
kill time ... when they’re waiting
in hotels and airports around the
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THE HAPPY COUPLE
Jimmy Kimmel and fiancée Molly McNearney attend
TV Guide’s 2012 Hot List Party at the Mondrian Hotel
yesterday in West Hollywood, Calif.
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BRAND DRIVES PERRY
UNDER THE TABLE
Katy Perry hid under a table when
she spotted Russell Brand in a
The singer was reportedly
horrified when a romantic meal
with her boyfriend John Mayer at
the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills
almost turned into a confrontation
with her ex-husband, and she
ducked under her table to avoid
“As soon as Katy saw Russell,
she hid under the table. When he
was directed to one far away, she
emerged,” a source told The Sun
newspaper. “John threw some
money on the table and they headed
to the back door and their waiting
“Russell didn’t seem to see a thing
but everyone in the restaurant saw
Just last month, Perry and Brand
were spotted at the Los Angeles
Lakers’ season opener, where they
were seated at opposite ends of the
VIP area and reportedly didn’t speak
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HOPE BIEBER’S GONE
Selena Gomez’ friends hope her
romance with Justin Bieber is over
The 20-year-old actress and the
18-year-old pop star revealed their
split on Friday, and while those close
to the brunette beauty fully expect
Bieber to try to win her back, they
are surprised it took so long for the
pair to break up, as she has “shed
many tears” over him in the past
A friend of Gomez told The Sun
newspaper, “It’s been so difficult
to watch this unfold over the past
year or so. Selena has shed so many
tears over Justin. She’s tried to split
up with him so many times but
they have always ended up back
“It’s out in the open now and that
is one of the toughest parts, so that
means there’s more chance it will be
permanent this time.
“But we expect Justin to try to win
her back – and he tends to get what
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LUFTHANSA REACHES DEAL WITH FLIGHT ATTENDANTS
Lufthansa cabin personnel are seen in a Boeing 747 at the airport in Frankfurt,
Germany. The arbitrator in a wage dispute between Lufthansa and its flight attendants
says the sides have reached a deal, averting the possibility of widespread strikes
during the holiday season. The details of the deal were to be announced today.
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Osisko’s timing questioned
with Queenston deal
By JONATHAN RATNER
Osisko Mining Corp.’s
$550-million all-stock deal
to purchase Queenston
Mining was not well received
by investors yesterday.
While analysts consider
the valuation paid for
Queenston to be fair, the
8% decline in Osisko
shares reflects a lack of
Beaver mine is a relatively
small project that diversifies
Osisko away from its core
competency of open pit,
bulk mining. It also comes
before Osisko’s Canadian
Malartic mine has achieved
a steady state, according to
Brad Humphrey, analyst at
“We suspect that we will
learn more regarding the
timing of the acquisition
in the coming quarters;
however, we can’t help
but wonder why this
announcement was made at
a time when the market is
eagerly awaiting design level
performance at Malartic,”
Humphrey told clients.
Humphrey said the
an additional set of
distractions into the
investment case for Osisko.
“We believe this
transaction will bring Osisko
under the microscope of
investors who have been
known to be dissatisfied
with the decisions of mining
equities, at a time when
cash flow and execution is
paramount,” he added.
As for potential
competing bids, analysts see
the likelihood of any other
offer as relatively low.
Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.
would seem to be the most
likely candidate since it
owns 9.2% of Queenston
and the Lapa mine, which
is adjacent to Queenston’s
Pandora and Wood-Pandora
projects in Quebec.
YEAR TO DATE
Sears Canada reduces net loss to $22M in Q3
Sears Canada Inc. reduced its net loss in the third quarter to $21.9
million, about half what the department store chain racked up
The loss amounted to 22 cents per share – an improvement
from the year-earlier loss of $44.1 million or 42 cents per share.
The third quarter of 2011 included negative items related
to clearing excess inventory and internal restructuring at the
national department store operation.
Sears says its revenue in this year’s third quarter ended Oct. 27
was $1.03 billion, down about $76 million from a year earlier.
Quebecor cutting 500 jobs at Sun Media
MONTREAL – Quebecor Inc. is cutting some 500 jobs at its Sun
Media newspaper division and closing two production facilities in
Ottawa and Kingston.
The downsizing is part of the Montreal-based media group’s
efforts to reduce annual costs by $45 million.
There had been earlier reports Quebecor would eliminate the
position of publisher at some newspapers but the number of job
cuts was bigger than expected.
Quebecor’s president and CEO, Pierre Karl Peladeau, says
the restructuring is regrettable but warranted by changes in the
He says Sun Media remains committed to its publications,
which include the Toronto Sun and other dailies across Canada
under the Sun and other banners. Quebecor Inc. says it expects
annual savings of $45 million from taking a new operational and
management approach at its newspaper publishing arm, which
includes the Sun Media group of newspapers.
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TUESDAY NIGHT | 13.11.2012 | P. 09
VS. INDIANA PACERS
Tonight, 7 p.m. • (go to Sportsnet.ca for details)
NBA BASKETBALL –
SAN ANTONIO SPURS VS. L.A. LAKERS
Tonight, 10 p.m. • Sportsnet One
FIFA WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS –
NORTHERN IRELAND VS. AZERBAIJAN
Tomorrow, 2:30 p.m. • Sportsnet One
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY SOCCER –
NETHERLANDS VS. GERMANY
Tomorrow, 2 p.m. • Sportsnet Ontario
CHL SUBWAY SUPER SERIES –
WHL ALL STARS VS. RUSSIAN SELECTS
Tomorrow, 10 p.m. • Sportsnet Ontario
IT’S STILL GOT THAT NEW BIKE SMELL
Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez poses with
his new Honda GP motorbike in the pit during a
test session at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in
Cheste, Spain, today.
Alberto Saiz / Associated Press
CANADIAN VS. CANADIAN – WHAT’S THE FUSS
DIGITAL CONTENT EDITOR,
It’s not often that Canadians
fight fellow Canadians in the
UFC, but when it happens,
Canadian fans typically aren’t
thrilled about it, even though
the fighters don’t mind.
At UFC 154 in Montreal this
Saturday, Sam Stout of
London, Ont., takes on John
Makdessi of Montreal in a
preliminary lightweight bout.
There are eight fights
involving Canadians on the
card, but this is the only all-
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“It kind of sucks that I’m
fighting a fellow Canadian,
but at the same time, we’ve
never trained together, we
don’t have much of a
relationship other than saying
‘hi’ to one another at some
past events,” Stout said.
On a recent episode of The
Ultimate Fighter 16,
Montreal’s Mike Ricci called
out Kelowna, B.C.’s Michael
Hill, and it took many by
surprise because they’re the
only Canadians on the show.
“My first five professional
fights were all against
Canadians, and all my
amateur fights were against
Canadians, so I have no
Stadium in is the place to be
Thursday if you want to see
some exciting high school
The winner of the game
between Don Bosco and
Northern will meet St.
Andrew’s College on Nov. 21.
The winner of that game will
receive the privilege of
playing under the bright lights
problem fighting another
Canadian,” Ricci said.
There are only a handful of
Canadians in the UFC, and
many believe pinning two of
them against one another is
sacrilege. But in a one-on-one
sport, nationality isn’t terribly
important, especially at the
Whether it’s two Canucks
going at it, or a Brazilian
fighting an Englishman, the
bottom line is MMA fans want
to see good fights.
At UFC 154, Stout and
Makdessi should put on a
show, and that’s what is most
important – regardless of
of Rogers Centre on Nov. 27
for the annual Metro Bowl.
For a select few, the Metro
Bowl is the springboard to a
full scholarship to play football
in the NCAA.
If the Don Bosco team
sounds familiar, it should; Rob
Ford is their head coach.
Mayor Ford’s crew didn’t get
this far because of any political
influence – they’re a darn good
MIKE FARWELL IS THE MORNING SPORTSCASTER ON
BAD WEEK FOR QUARTERBACKS
Maybe the Pittsburgh Steelers should have played the odds and
given Ben Roethlisberger the night off. Going down with a
shoulder injury in the second quarter last night, Roethlisberger
became the fourth quarterback in two days to be knocked out of a
game. San Francisco’s Alex Smith, Jay Cutler of the Bears and the
Eagles’ Michael Vick all suffered concussions on Sunday.
Roethlisberger will have an MRI today to determine the extent of
A Pennsylvania school district insists it’s not being unpatriotic –
it’s just trying to save money. The district has asked its 183 high
schools to stop performing the national anthem before games. The
school district says at $300 per hour for ice time, it can’t waste a
precious second of playing time. A recent game was called off in
the third period when the school’s rented ice time expired.
football team. After going a
perfect 5-0 in the regular
season, Don Bosco beat Henry
Carr 38-0 and Senator
O’Connor 26-14 to earn the
right to play Northern.
The Northern Red Knights
have a long tradition of high
school football in Toronto, and
can boast past alumni like Neil
Lumsden, Tom Europe and
current Argos defensive back
Matt Black. While not as
dominant as Don Bosco in the
regular season, Northern
managed to beat perennial
powerhouse Central Tech 10-2
to put themselves one step
closer to the Metro Bowl.
Capacity at Birchmount
Stadium is 2,000; it would be
great to see the place filled for
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13.11.2012 P. 10
Boys practice yoga by the statue of Shiva near the Ganges river.
Photos by Peter McBride
By PETER McBRIDE
High above the the Ganges
River, on a swaying bridge,
I realize how far I’ve strayed
from my quest. The sound of a Royal
Enfield motorcycle under me is the
giveaway. I had come to the remote
town of Rishikesh, India, with a
vision of deep silence and lots of
yoga. Yet something lured me astray.
Rishikesh is a shopping mall
for spirituality. For those seeking
enlightenment or adventures, the
healing power of the Ganges is a
magnet, attracting hundreds of
thousands each year. As a result,
Rishikesh and its neighbour Haridwar
are hot spots teeming with
ashrams, yoga schools, rafting companies
and vegan restaurants.
In 1968, the Beatles came here to
study meditation. Ringo left early,
but John, Paul and George stayed –
and wrote 40 songs, many of which
found their way on to the White
Album. I hadn’t come to write music,
but to retune an ailing back.
Growing up on a ranch in Colorado,
I forged some less than limber
muscles loading hay bales – and
competing in hockey, ski racing and
mountain biking. My idea of stretching
involved a few toe touches.
The American yoga scene was too
distracting. I was that guy struggling
to keep up. The therapeutic value
was limited. My years of sports,
paired now with the milestones of
aging, resulted in a persistent pain in
my spine. An X-ray revealed a vertebra
stuck more inward than the rest.
If I didn’t stabilize the area with
exercises and stretching, I would
be forced to have my spine fused –
surgery, metal rods. Yoga, I was told,
could help. Enter Rishikesh, world
capital of yoga. I set off to find my
inner om. What did I have to lose
The motorcycle rumble was not
part of the yoga retuning, but I
glide through traffic on the swaying
bridge. Pedestrians whisper as I
weave past and around mopeds and
After I cross the bridge, I head
down an alley and turn into the
courtyard of Parmarth Niketan
Ashram. I’ve been in residence here
for three days and am feeling centred.
I’d chosen Parmarth because
it is less strict than other ashrams,
allowing guests to come and go. I
was also impressed by its mission
to offer medical care to those in dire
need. In addition, Parmarth supports
maybe 200 boys, providing
housing, food, academic education
and spiritual teachings.
At 6:50 the next morning, I sit in
a simple room with poster-size photos
of Pujya Swamiji smiling down
on our group. Named 1991’s Hindu
of the Year by Hinduism Today,
Pujya Swamiji is the spiritual head
of Parmarth, and though he doesn’t
teach, he is occasinally on the scene
in the evening.
As I listen to my teacher, an
American, I work on a breathing
technique that involves inhaling
and exhaling through one nostril
at a time. There are no New Age
tunes, no distracting outfits and no
attitude. Before I came here, I knew
There are no New Age tunes,
no distracting outfits
and no attitude
something about the cultural divide
between Indian and American yoga
– some say that the American infatuation
with fitness has caused yoga to
stretch in the direction of exercise.
Others argue that the dichotomy is
all part of yoga’s ongoing evolution.
After class, I meet Ramya, one of
two American yoga teachers at the
ashram. When I ask her about yoga’s
cultural divide, she smiles. “There
is a saying: ‘Yoga came to change
America, but America changed
I digest the observation as I eat.
With little choice, my appetite submits
to the Vedic diet of alkaline
foods: lentils, rice, veggies, spices.
The coffee withdrawal, at first, is
cruel. The other staggering hurdle is
eating cross-legged on the floor.
Over the next few days, I drift
through a pattern of waking to the
ashram’s chants, attending classes
before breakfast and eating meals
in silence. I also begin leaving the
ashram to explore Rishikesh and
It’s beyond the ashram that I discover
my secret meditation weapon:
the motorcycle. I’d connected with
its source, a man named Madhav,
via Facebook. Raised in an ashram,
Madhav abandoned the austere path
the day he arrived in Rishikesh. He
claims that “the power of the Ganges
was so high, I couldn’t depart.”
Today, he does the logistical heavy
lifting for large groups of visitors.
He also helps with random requests
from visitors like me. After I emailed
him asking the best way to get from
A to B, he finally asked, “Would a
motorcycle work for you” When I
meet him, he is next to my Britishdesigned,
Indian-built motorcycle. I
can’t decide which looks nicer, the
bike or my new friend.
On my first outing, I explore the
crumbling ashram where the Beatles
lived. During sunsets, I enjoy the
singing at aarti – a daily ceremony on
the banks of the Ganges. Scores of
Indians and curious travellers sing
Hindu hymns and swirl lanterns
before splashing Ganges water on
their feet. Some offer prayers via
candles that they float downstream
in miniature boats made of leaves.
Despite such blissful days, I
wondered if the yoga classes would
become more challenging, if I
would learn some contortions and
become more limber. Not once had
I even broken a sweat in class. Was
I missing something I express my
concerns to Madhav. “Peter, yoga
is more about the mind than the
body,” he says. “Worry is praying for
what you don’t want.”
After a week on the ashram
routine, I leave camp and motor
up the Ganges. Madhav had said
that the its power strengthens
farther upstream. Snaking north,
I pass bands of monkeys sitting
in the road. In sections, the road
shadows the Ganges; in others, the
river water flows a hundred metres
below, churning under cliffs.
Cars and trucks pass three
abreast, blaring horns that echo off
the mountains. Despite many reckless
passes, no one shakes a fist or
hollers a Hindi word of road rage.
Signs offer reminders: “Licence to
Drive, Not to Fly.”
I arrive at Vashista cave, thought
to be the oldest meditative cave in
the region. It’s where I can catch
a rowboat across the Ganges to
Anand Lok, a yoga and meditation
retreat where I’ll stay for two days.
First, though, I have to find somewhere
to park my motorcycle.
With dusk gathering, I notice a
man cloaked in saffron-coloured
robes. I ask if he can help me with
the bike. He opens his arms and
says, “Leave bike with me.” In my
mind, a red flag shoots up. While
saffron robes generally signify a
holy man, rumours circulate that
criminals use the same robes as
cover. I choose to stick with Madhav’s
non-worry approach. I tell
him I’ll be back in a few days.
Anand Lok overlooks the Ganges
on the edge of the village of
Sirasu. Only one pedestrian bridge
connects it to the modern world.
Jagdish, who is in charge of housekeeping,
makes me feel welcome.
For the next couple of days, two
fellow visitors from Parmarth and
I walk along the Ganges, drink chai
and play with children in the village.
Throughout India, the poverty
can be overwhelming. However,
the smiling faces of Jagdish and his
neighbours offer testimony to the
wealth of contentment. Like many
villagers, they are poor in rupees
yet rich in spirit and appear happy.
I do sun salutations on a sandy
beach one morning. A teenager,
who speaks little English, decides to
join me. He closes his eyes and falls
backward, folding into a backbend.
Given our language rift, we end
up communicating with yoga poses
and laughter. After a while, I point
to the river and say, “Swim” The
boy answers with a head wobble –
that ubiquitous Indian gesture that
I understand as “very good.”
We strip down to boxers and
We end up communicating
with yoga poses and laughter
Two people light a flame in a flower-filled bowl at dusk.
A cow hopes to share some tea with this group of Rishikesh men.
dash into the icy waterss. The blast
of cold steals my air and pierces me
awake. Swimming in the Ganges is
believed to be purifying physically
and symbolically, washing away
all sins. My swimming companion
and I let out whoops as we clamber
back to shore. I feel electrified.
“Hello” I say hesitantly as I enter
total darkness. Clearly not the best
way to enter an ancient meditation
cave. No one answers. I’d left my
swimming pal, Anand Lok and Jagdish
to recross the Ganges and get
back on the road. I also wanted to
spend time in Vashista cave. I stop
near candlelight, sit down crosslegged
and try to relax. Eyes closed,
I focus on my breathing. My mind
quickly strays. Why am I here Has
the robed man stolen my bike
I return the focus to my lungs.
A mental rhythm aligns with my
breath. I open my eyes. Suddenly, I
see the entire cave. I’m alone at the
end of a long passageway. Tokens of
worship sit on a stone altar.
Back outside, I glance at the
time. My internal clock tells me I
have meditated for 10 minutes. My
watch says it has been over 50.
Parked just as I’d left it, the
shiny motorcycle sits up the hill,
unharmed. My bike keeper appears.
“See, no problem,” he says. “Bike
I happily hand over a wad of
rupees. The man shuffles his saffron
robe, quickly burying the notes. My
bike rumbles to life. I swerve past
cows, street vendors, hippies and
healers. I miss Madhav and the ashram,
but I take one more side trip.
Hidden in the hills north of
Rishikesh, Ananda Spa is considered
one of the best in the world.
The treacherous road leading to it
comes with warning signs: “Road
Is Hilly, Don’t Be Silly” and “After
Whiskey, Driving Risky.”
When I roll past a security gate
into the entrance area, I garner
a few looks. “Does the valet take
motorcycles” I ask casually. “Of
course. We love Enfields,” the manager
says. “But you are the first to
arrive by bike. Very unique.”
I spend only a night at Ananda.
I eat well and experience an
ayurvedic treatment. Two men
karate-chop my back with herbfilled
bags. At the end of the treatment,
my back is sore but looser.
Somewhat reluctant to leave,
I motor downhill to the chaotic
vitality that defines India. I arrive
at the start of the evening aarti.
Pujya Swamiji walks by. His frame
is small, yet his presence towers.
“You’re back, Peter,” he says. With
long, flowing hair and beard, he
glides past, his robes swaying.
Later that night, I find Madhav. He
is helping organize a large party. As I
wait to chat with him, he is hounded
with requests. Madhav answers each
with grace and yogi cool. Madhav,
I realize, is the walking example of
that knowing soul I aspire to be.
Nothing, no matter the urgency or
size, derails him. He doesn’t live in a
cave, nor did he guide me through a
single contortion. Yet he taught me,
almost daily, to realize that my mind
needs as much stretching as my back.
After two weeks of yoga, I can
touch my toes and sit cross-legged
through a meal. My back The persistent
pain has subsided. Did my
spine actually start to heal I don’t
know, but I don’t worry about it.
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13.11.2012 P. 12
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While burgers as a category still tends to carry a bit of a
diner/pub food/quick eats connotation, the burgers on
this list represent real meals. So go ahead, unfold that
napkin on your lap and let the burger come to you. Here
is the list of the best restaurant burgers in Toronto.
1 HARBORD ROOM
89 HARBORD ST.
Medium-rare is the way to enjoy for this famous burger,
known as “the” item to order at Harbord Room.
The juicy patty comes topped with sharp cheddar and
caramelized onions served on a fluffy egg bun, with
fries and a salad on the side. With its helping of housesmoked
maple bacon, this $16 burger plate is definitely
66 WELLINGTON ST. W.
Bymark is the home of the $35 burger – and no, it’s not
a novelty. This 8-oz. offering is made with grass-fed
USDA prime and topped with soft Brie de Meaux,
porcini mushrooms and truffle aioli and is served with
a side of onion rings or fries. Keep in mind: this is one
big burger, so prepare to stretch your jaw almost as
much as your wallet.
7 QUEEN & BEAVER
35 ELM ST.
This burger is a meat-lover’s dream, made with handchopped
sirloin and topped with thick-cut bacon. Tomato
terrine and Stilton cheese add to its can’t-putit-down
goodness. The $17 plate comes with a side of
freshly cut “chips” – this is a British place, after all.
972 COLLEGE ST.
Bestellen offers a much more refined take on the average
burger and fries. They use three types of beef (striploin,
chuck and short ribs) ground in-house to make its patties.
Burgers are then topped with caramelized onions
and Raclette, and served on a housemade brioche bun
with a side of frites and smoked ketchup. It’s pricey, but
most people would say Bestellen’s burger is worth the
143 DANFORTH AVE.
A somewhat off-menu option, but always asked for by
regulars, Allen’s burgers are made with fresh ground
sirloin, packed thick and juicy, and served on a classic
bun. It comes plated alone for around $10 (with a side
of fries available for extra), with topping options of blue
cheese, sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions and
more. Best enjoyed with a cold one.
8 HRVATI BAR
690 EUCLID AVE.
This Croatian-style burger is seven ounces of juicy
ground Ontario beef stuffed with smoky mozzarella and
topped with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and
pickles, served atop traditional steamed lepinje bread,
all for $14. With a side of fries and a cold Karlovacko
beer, it’s the best way to experience the Hrvati Bar vibe.
488 WELLINGTON ST. W.
Braised ribs in the centre – that’s all you really need
to know, but there’s more. For brunch, lunch or dinner,
John’s Burger ($18) often beats out the less meaty
menu options. The aforementioned braised rib centre
is topped with aged cheddar and coleslaw and served
with fries or greens. Cut it into quarters for easier eating.
6 PARTS & LABOUR
1566 QUEEN ST. W.
It’s the signature Parts & Labour tangy and kind-of-hot
special sauce that makes this burger – that and the halfpound
of Ontario beef. Parts & Labour’s burger is another
biggie, smothered with aged cheddar and a couple
other classic fixings wedged between a fresh egg bun.
Served with a side of fries, naturally, for $18.
9 THE GABARDINE
372 BAY ST.
Like Queen & Beaver, The Gabardine knows that sirloin
and bacon simply make for a perfect burger match. The
sirloin bacon cheeseburger comes thick and smothered
with cheese and topped with roasted tomato, with a little
aioli for extra flavour. A pile of fries, too, decorates
your plate, just in case the giant burger doesn’t fill you
up. Priced at $18.
960 QUEEN ST. W., 2ND FLOOR
Fans of West Queen West’s Ruins were sad to hear of its closing a few short
months ago. Happily, designer Michael Joseph Thomas is now devoting himself
to his eponymous brand and has switched locations with vintage shop Chosen.
You’ll now find his men’s and women’s clothing (along with his two cats) in an
almost gothic retail space just upstairs from his previous location, where he also
has an open studio.
I saw you wearing a ring. I was shocked and I
can’t look into your eyes. I don’t know how to
get you out of my mind but I will try. I will always
keep this memory and love inside of my heart no
matter where i am and who I am with. A.
@BJ you lost love -NotNew2This
To Weallneedtobealittlemorebraveinlove: I was
really happy to read your Shout Out. I feel like my
Shout Out may have meant something to you and
that makes my Shout Out feel less futile. I hope for
the best for you. Thank you for taking the time to
share that. AND thank you to everyone else that
responded. I wish you all the best as well. And
all other Shout Out readers and writers. You are
wonderful, including you, micronovelist!
 Overwhelmed by her soothing voice,
beckoning smile and my fear of later regrets,
I spoke with sudden spontaneity. “Hey, I like
your ring,” I proclaimed, gesturing toward her
hand that was adorned with the Claddagh ring,
pretending to just notice. Of course, although I
didn’t consciously know it before this moment,
the ring is central to my interest in Lisa. Don’t get
me wrong, there are many other things about
her to be interested in, very many. But the ring
is like a beacon, a seal of approval saying, “Why
not” (To Be Continued) –MicroNovelist
@Agy_J: Dreams are like stars ... u may never
touch them, but if u follow them, they will lead u
to your destiny! --TB
For all new Presto users, it’s not tap, tap, tap, it’s
only tap once to get on the train.
4.15 GT line ... lady with red laptop bag, you were
playing with your hair, fussing with your computer
... just caught my eye, was wondering if you are
available for a fling. signed curious gentleman
To the insanely gorgeous guy (tall, black glasses,
black jacket that i sat behind on the 8:10 (more
like 8:15) bus to RichmondHill last Tuesday,
congratulations on your face. When you started
speaking french, I died. Wow.
Shout Out to Jen B! Welcome to the T.O. Shout
Outs, girlfriend!!! From the WR Crew.
GT: I’d say the people on 7:30 are very live/active
and I hear you guys every day and really enjoy
your conversations and don’t think anything you
guys say or make comments that would make
anybody uncomfortable. Well, my dear this is
a train not an airplane and we all have options
so you are more than welcome to move on to
This goes out to the young man who, a few weeks
ago was chasing someone who I assume robbed
him. You were chasing the guy down Gould
Street and across Yonge and finally back down
Gould Street, near Ryerson. I am sorry I didn’t
intervene. At first, I thought that the both of you
were friends and that you were horsing around.
I will try not to make that mistake again. Hope
you reported it, and I hope that you were able to
recover what was lost. --- DarkNormalcy
True, I could have lied. I could have kept things
going but it just wasn’t worth it. It got really
annoying. It meant nothing to me during or
after. I am so happy now with my life and I have
everything I have ever dreamed of @dealwithit
@lswgirl: way to complain about wifi after using
the first world problem #. You crack me up.
I saw u thru the rain, a dream gliding along
the platform. I almost went after u. Almost.
But something felt right about the silence
and the distance. And I realized this is the
Way. Freedom for u; freedom for me. I
went my way. We fade to black.
Someone commented a few weeks ago about
waiting for a westbound bus at Wilson Subway
and said how bad it was. It is really horrid, nobody
queues, they all just push in. Where have all the
people gone who have any class and manners
One of the most annoying things is someone
chewing gum loudly with their mouth open
... Nov. 7 - 4.30 Milton train I felt sorry for the
people sitting in your quad. Chew with your
mouth closed ... MeadowValeGoRider
@freefromsmoking: I’ve tried the patch, gum,
lozenges, the inhaler, and Allen Carr’s Easyway
to Stop Smoking. The book is the only thing that
worked for me. Best of luck!
Dear Pretentious Iphone users: The reception
being lost between rouge hill and pickering
on your way to Ajax has nothing to do with
your precious iPhone 4, 4S or 5. It’s the
cellular tower that loses connectivity. In rural
areas, signal gets lost in hills and valleys; think
about the landscape. #5minstextfreeishealthy
GO train riders should act like adults, unless
you’re a child, then act like a child. Point is, no
one cares that you forgot to tap on/off. That’s
your own damn fault -BlackGirlLessons
To the Presto Haters: Good thing you wrote in
to the Shout Outs. Now GO is sure to keep the
13.11.2012 P. 13
@pleasehelpmeunderstand: You must be the
biggest nag of all time to complain about such
a petty thing by saying that people that sit
diagonally on the train should show common
courtesy so you don’t have to wiggle through. If
you have to wiggle, you should join a gym. Please
shut the F up or get your big butt to the train earlier
if it upsets you. To hear people like you complain
about nothing makes me vomit. Get a life ...
To my sexy kukla: I can’t wait to see you now that
you are back from your trip
Dr. Sniffle do you have a card Would love to get
a few folks I know in to see you!
Hey guys, thanks for all your replies. Clearly you
can’t read ... So let’s try again shall we I am a
G-U-Y in his 30s looking for a G-I-R-L in HER 30s to
have some fun with, melt away the blahs. Email
me if you are interested. Enoughsaidtoronto@
Looking for opinions here. Is it ok to give myself
a mani pedi on the train – provided I offer to
do the same for everyone else in my quad -
Found iPod in a Pink case @ Cooksville GO
station. I can’t leave it Cooksville customer
service, it is always closed!!! Should I leave it at
Shout out to my wife Lucy (Happy Birthday LP)
and my daughter Jessica (White Coat Day BBS).
We will celebrate this special day all 3 together.
Proud husband and Dad.
Dead End: HOW do you know she has boyfriend
It may be her friend or ex. Maybe she really
wants out of the “relationship”but doesn’t
know how. Maybe she doesn’t know that you
like her. maybe she is embarrassed and feels
bad that she has a boyfriend. There are so many
variables. If she likes you, she doesn’t want to
be with him.
@Appreciative Gal: I was offended by your post.
You would accept lower pay in exchange for
guys opening the door for you You sound like
the kind of woman who is desperate for male
attention and would give up your self respect to
get it. I am an empowered woman who plans on
smashing the glass ceiling and working my way
to the top of the corporate ladder. I treat men
with respect and i get treated like a lady. Have
some more respect for yourself and you will see
a change in the way people treat you, for the
@simple: Yes, you are simple. JustSay’n
Lighten up people – do you forget you only live
once Don’t spend it complaining, being upset,
jealous, furious. Of course s--- happens. I have
my days too but it’s all about practising POSITIVE
thinking! Mind over matter people ;) I wish you
all a wonderful week! XO @LifeIsTooShort
40-yr -old male looking 4 married mom 40-45 for
so you sent a Shout Out to curly hair with a smile
@ 95 wellington. Hi back! Hey are you ever just
going to come up and say hi in person :)
So I’ve been seeing this guy on the 510 milton
line for a while. Dressed sharp, pseudo glasses –
we always make eye contact & smile, but I’m too
shy to say something. I thought it was super cute
when ur headphones got pulled out of ur phone
and Enrique Iglesias started blasting. Let me be
ur hero. -CurlySue
“I don’t need a whole lots of money, I don’t need
a big fine car. I got everything that a man could
want, I got more than I could ask for. I don’t have
to run around, I don’t have to stay out all night.
Cuz I got me a sweet, a sweet lovin’ woman, and
she knows just how to treat me right.” Name that
tune! - Rock-n-roller
4 1/2 years ago, I was diagnosed with a heart
condition. I quit smoking (after 30 years)
immediately and have not had a drag since.
What worked for me was being prepared for the
games my mind and body were going to play. I
did not avoid hanging with people who smoke.
I filled the empty spots left on my table where
the ashtray and smoke pack were with remote
controls, so my mind didn’t notice the void. I
won’t lie, quitting smoking is not the easiest
thing to do but I feel a 1,000 x better! One day at
a time. And good luck! proudexsmoker
To: Proposal Intrigue. I am sooooo happy you
decided to respond. Send me an email. And I’ll
send you a picture and tell you anything you want
to know about me. firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope
to hear from you both soon. I Do Favours Chick
To the lady who wedged herself in the door
next to me while exiting the St. Clair streetcar:
I felt pretty rude and I’m sure you might feel the
same. I should have let you go first but I was in
an awkward position. Forgive me. It did make
me laugh, though, because it was so ridiculous.
I hope you’re not too pissed off.
To Appreciative Gal: Did you just fall off the turnip
truck, from the 1940s That has got to be the
stupidest thing anyone can ever say! Next you’re
going to claim a woman’s job is to be pregnant
People can do things that set us off, but ask
yourself: “Was it really that person who made
me angry or perhaps there is an underlying
issue residing within” Instead of becoming
blind with rage when someone crosses you, step
back and look at the bigger picture. If we expect
people to act in accordance to what we deem as
acceptable, then we need to not look outward
and complain, but to look inward and change
who we are as individuals. Allow compassion
and understanding to enter your mind, instead
of anger and aggression. I’m not saying this will
be easy, but if we take the steps toward bettering
ourselves first, we will notice the change in
others unravel before our eyes. – O.G.
To all TTC riders, when exiting the train at
Yonge, please do so as quickly and painlessly as
possible. Running to catch the waiting train only
to be blocked by all the slow clueless people is
extremely frustrating – especially as I miss the
train because I can’t get through all the riders
who just exited. That is all
@Microplagiarist: Teasing your senses has
become my necessity. Your power over me is a
sweet pain all over my body. I hunger for your
gaze, wish for your hug, dream of your kiss.
How to make it real I guess only brave
folks drink champagne. Why don’t you invite
me for coffee I won’t bite, maybe just a little:)
To the beautiful Indian woman looking for an
FWB. How do I contact you I am very interested.
You can email me at enoughsaidtoronto@gmail.
com. Hope to hear from you.
As a responsible diabetic, I test my blood sugar
long before a potential low happens (passing out,
unable to drive responsibly) or a high blood sugar
occurs (vomiting). I hope you agree that managing
my type 1 diabetes carefully to ensure I’m in the
correct range is so important, even though it can
mean having to do it in public. On behalf of other
people who suffer with this disease, I ask for your
understanding. Properly managing this disease is
the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do – and I’ve
been doing it for almost 25 years. Signed, guilty of
testing my sugar in public.
Dear RSP lady, blond hair, on the 505 LSE on
Thursday evening you yelled into your phone
blabbing about how your finances are better
than your friends, blah, blah, blah. Shut the F
up. You don’t enjoy your life, don’t bitch about
how your friend and her husband “waste”
their money on vacations – they are not boring
people. Enjoy your $100/month allowance that
you give yourself. -LSEdude
To FWB Indian Woman: I think I have something
to fill your cravings ... in response to your s/o on
11/08 - JJ
Dear potty-mouth, pity-party aka the couple who
changed their baby on the table at Tim’s: This
mom would never dream of changing a baby on
a restaurant table. Out of options How about on
a change pad on the ground Not ideal, but also
not a public health violation. Signed, been there,
but wouldn’t do that.
@Freefromsmoking: congrats on your choice to
quit. I second reading the book by Allen Carr. It
really does put quiting into a new light. Also if
you are prone to give in while drinking. Get one
of those vapor cigarettes with no nicotine in
them. It has saved me countless times when i
was drinking and tempted to light up. Good luck!
To the indian woman seeking an FWB: I would
be more than happy to meet someone like you
13.11.2012 P. 14
... I am indian too, if it helps!!! At least we get to
meet new ppl. What say
I had trouble scanning my Presto card the other
day. I was so annoyed, especially after reading
everyone else’s problems with Presto in the
Shout Outs. Turns out I was trying to scan my
drug store rewards card. #PrestoProblems
Unless you know 100% that she has a boyfriend,
don’t presume. Maybe she has already dumped
To Appreciative Gal: Speak for yourself. Many
women can and do take care of themselves.
I contribute nothing less than my male
counterparts at work and my salary should be
based on my performance. Signed, Someone
who can kill her own spiders.
@beautiful sexual Indian woman: I’m as
adventurous as you can imagine. Intrigued
by your Shout Out. More details are needed.
To the elegant stylish short hair blond, Nov. 8,
early morning Milton line to Union, station before
Streetsville, black jacket, poppy, leopard spotted
beige skirt, black shiny vinyl boots, 2 handbags
one of which is Coach, ball pendant earings, wide
elegant belt, violet gloves and Shades of Violet
Scarf, red manicure. with the softest & warmest
voice I’ve ever heard, saying “Sorry.” You are a
gorgeous, elegant lady. I know you’re married,
but I’ll still have the honour to have a cup of
coffee or lunch with you. if interested, pls write
me a word: email@example.com
This is to the beautiful sexual Indian woman. I am
interested. Business hours is fine with me. Shoot
me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
@Appreciative Gal: Here’s a newsflash for you
– there is greater variation found within each
gender than between them. Men and women are
more similar than most people think, and your
attitude is making it harder for people to realize
it. I have nothing against wanting someone to kill
spiders or hold doors open for you, but don’t go
around suggesting that it’s ok to compromise our
chance for equal salary or success in exchange for
being treated like a child. Signed, NotSoDifferent
This is a heartfelt Thank you to the two women
that stopped to help me on Wellington St W on
Sept 28 after I took a fall. You both stayed with
me to ensure I was okay, then walked with me to
Union Stn. Both missing your regular GO Trains.
Your kindness was greatly appreciated. I did
manage to get on to a GO Train that day to get
home. You are two of God’s Angels on Earth. CJG
I was rear-ended on the Gardiner on Sept. 11 @
midnight just before the Jamenson exit. I was driving
a blue Bonneville, the other vehicle was a white
van. The person drove off before I could get their
information. if you witnessed the accident, please
get in touch with me @ email@example.com
Well I do like spice – do you like vanilla Let me
know and who knows, the work week could get
a whole lot more interesting! girthbaby@gmail.
Shout Outs are submitted by readers and received via email by tonight Newspaper. Email addresses and identities are not disclosed unless requested and confirmed by readers. tonight is not responsible for any communication or actions taken based on the Shout Outs.
Copyright © 2012 PuzzleJunction.com
Copyright © 2012 PuzzleJunction.com
13.11.2012 P. 15
SHOULD I GET OUT
OF BED TOMORROW
8. Wyvern, e.g.
9. Oil cartel
11. Leave suddenly
15. Carpal tunnel site
16. Smooth-haired dog
18. Worked up
19. Cut of meat
21. Nom de guerre
22. Cover completely
1. Bisque, e.g.
2. Diamond or emerald
3. Pablo Casals was one
4. Olfactory sensation
5. Spiderlike arachnid
12. Overly self-important
14. Young child
17. Logger’s leftover
20. Not in action TODAY’S CELEBRITY
MATCH THE PERSON
TO THEIR AGE
*ANSWERS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE
AYAAN HIRSI ALI
58, 45, 43,
65, 47, 57
ARIES: Explain yourself to childish
people. Permit destiny to take over.
TAURUS: Take someone by
surprise. Defenders will come when
GEMINI: Don’t be bitter; something
better will come. Do the most
difficult job first.
CANCER: Your mind is geared
toward integrating ideas. Being
sweet will get you what you want.
LEO: Losing a stupid argument is
a good thing. Timing is important
when sending a message.
VIRGO: Get in touch with those
who need you. A woman will have
an earth-shaking dream.
LIBRA: The universe is unfolding
as it should. Job stress will be
SCORPIO: Make a quick escape
from a miserable fool. Someone’s
arrogance is ridiculous.
SAGITTARIUS: The facts of life will
cause a woman’s lack of loyalty.
Someone will be asked to leave.
CAPRICORN: A neighbour has a
noise issue. Suspicious minds will
AQUARIUS: Passion is about to
shift. Help clear out clutter.
PISCES: Don’t interfere with a noisy
celebration. You’re eager for some
GUESS JIMMY KIMMEL’S
A. $10 MILLION
B. $25 MILLION
C. $50 MILLION
1 Shooter through whitewater
5 Cold war inits.
9 Neatnik’s opposite
13 Visitor for the holidays,
15 Soothing plant
16 ___ Krishna
17 New Zealand native
18 Minor collision reminder
19 Wall Street Journal ___
20 On the front
23 Habitual drunk
25 Ship unit or shipping unit
26 Plow driver’s handful
27 On the back
32 Buenos ___
33 Greedy person’s demand
34 ___ of Sharon
37 Immediately, on a memo
42 Common blockage locale
43 On both sides
47 Symbol on a “This way” sign
49 “I kiss’d thee ___ I kill’d thee”:
50 Kind of scan
51 20-, 27- and 43-Across locale,
57 Gang woman
58 Macaroni, e.g.
61 And others: Abbr.
62 The thought that counts
64 Turn down
65 Metalworker’s tool
66 Horse-pulled cart
1 Air balls miss it
2 Santa ___
3 People in 1-Acrosses, e.g.
4 Alpine lake
6 Something of interest to Miss
7 “And” or “or”: Abbr.
8 Antifur org.
9 Drinks with straws
10 CBS series for 17 seasons
11 The Hunter
12 Jack’s purchase in a
14 C, D and EEE
21 Le ___ Soleil
22 Mötley ___
23 White dwarf, e.g.
24 The Allegheny and
Monongahela join to form it
28 Like Willie Winkie
30 Furrow maker
31 Hockey defender Bobby
35 Egg layer
36 For the present
37 Feel unwell
38 Establishment that might sell
9-Down and 53-Downs
40 [Hey, buddy!]
42 Miss Marple, e.g.
43 Winner of 1948
44 Not stable
45 Iguana feature
48 A FedEx driver may have one
52 Arab ruler
53 Drink with a straw
54 Naughty Goose and Moose
55 Readied to play
59 Cy Young’s was 2.63, in brief
60 Pig’s home
Puzzle by John Guzzetta, edited by Will Shortz
Net Worth Answer: B.
Birthday Answers: Joe Mantegna, 65, Chris Noth, 58, Whoopi Goldberg, 57, Jimmy Kimmel, 45, Steve Zahn, 45, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, 43
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