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Editor’s Notes

There’s brainwashing and there’s brainwashing
but some call it (ahem) behaviour modification

In 1985 October I found a leaflet in my mailbox from an outfit called Smoke Enders. I was being invited to a meeting. No charge. — 512 words.

A reasonable settlement in the
eyes of Judge Harold Wright

Robber demands cash but settles
for a glass of wine and a group hug

A would-be robber was disarmed by hospitable hosts who offered him a glass of wine and sent him off with a group hug but no cash. — 355 words.

Calgary Stampede lives up to its billing
as the greatest outdoor show on earth

It's billed as the greatest outdoor show on earth and after a quick visit to the Calgary Stampede, this writer would have to agree. Randy Ray Special to True North —  429 words.

Health Watch

American teens having less
and more careful sex lives

Fewer U.S. high school students are having sex these days, and more are using condoms. The teen birth rate has hit a record low. — 578 words.

From the Desk of Mike ‘The Hammer’ Garvin

Alberta students take action
to reduce greenhouse gases

The winners of DaimlerChrysler Canada's national automotive research competition are a group of students from the University of Alberta. Their project, called AUTO21, focuses on Electronic Controls VVT (variable valve timing) and HCCI (Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition) Combustion. — 150 words.

Astonishing news from the Baghdad front

Guards steal $282 million
from a bank in Baghdad

In an astonishing heist, guards at a bank in Baghdad made off with more than a quarter-billion dollars on Wednesday, according to an official at the Interior Ministry. — 996 words.

Embarrassed Iraq prime minister says
his country can manage without U.S.

Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Saturday that the Iraqi army and police are capable of keeping security in the country when American troops leave "any time they want," though he acknowledged the forces need further weapons and training. — 803 words.

Open societies, liberal values
win against terrorist violence

What's the difference between London and Baghdad? Vigilant traffic wardens, trusted police officers, and women who complain. — 776 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Diamonds are forever.

Canada’s first diamond orebody was discovered in 1992 at Lac de Gras, Northwest Territories, where production began in October 1998. The mine is expected to help make Canada one of the world’s important diamond producing nations.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. Visit their Web site at: www.triviaguys.com

Harold Wright, Dean of Punology, says, “While he was talking to me his nurse came in and said, "Doctor, there is a man here who thinks he is invisible." The doctor said, "Tell him I can't see him."

A book for all seasons

Mark Kearney and Randy Ray, prolific writers of Canadian best sellers, have produced a perfect book for the beach blanket season. Entertaining and informative, it will make you feel good about being a Canadian.

To purchase the book:
Randy Ray
(613) 731-3873

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