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Editor’s Notes

Bush still pedals his politics-of-fear bicycle
while his believers dwindle to a faithful few

George W. Bush’s pronouncements become more and more bizarre, suggesting that his grip on reality is ever more tenuous. Now he would have us believe that Iran’s possession of a nuclear weapon would lead to a third world war. How this international disgrace has fallen. — 348 words.

Another vital fact revealed
in the Court of Judge Wright

China’s eternal parade. — 21 words.


From the Desk of Mike (The Hammer) Garvin

Chrysler’s new owner may soon
terminate some overlapping models

As early as this month, Chrysler might announce the termination of a few models within the group that overlap each other. — 229 words.

Health Watch

From the Desk of Geoffrey Dow, Science Editor

What was behind the Honey Bee wipeout?
A look at the unknown fascinating world of bees

Everyone has a theory why the honeybees started dying off. Try malnutrition. Canadian canola farmers show increased yields by leaving 30 percent of their cropland wild. It's all about pollination. — 2,635 words.

Sylvia Sanders
nee Whittlesey 

Please join family and friends at a  Memorial Service
to Celebrate Sylvia's life 

Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 1 pm.
First Unitarian
Congregation of Ottawa
30 Cleary Avenue, Ottawa

Cougars, Archers, Sniper
‘The first commanderess in chief’

By Maureen Dowd
Op-Ed Columnist
The New York Times   

I’m a microtrend.

Hillary’s programmer says so. I’m mentioned in a section of Mark Penn’s new book, “Microtrends,” called “Impressionable Elites.” — 792 words.

Shoppers: watch your rearview mirror

Beware of border-crossing bandits
or you could become a dope smuggler

CHATHAM, Ontario — Constable Rick Bertok of the Community Patrol Branch, Chatham-Kent Police Service, reveals an increasing method of border dope smuggling. — 246 words.

Bush tries to rally international support
by warning of WW III over nuclear Iran

WASHINGTON — President Bush warned on Wednesday a nuclear-armed Iran could lead to World War III as he tried to shore up international opposition to Tehran amid Russian skepticism over its nuclear ambitions. — 499 words.

Target Iran: where's Harper?

Is there collusion behind his silence?

VANCOUVER — As we go through the numbing process of listening to what passes for news these days — Britney Spears losing custody of her kids, O.J. arrested for kidnapping and Pamela Andersen getting married — Canadians seem blissfully unaware of the increasing signs of a global catastrophe. There are extremely worrying indications that the U.S. is planning — and soon — to attack Iran. — 1,352 words

Why Giuliani Is the Scariest Possible Candidate

Steve Benen: Giuliani's foreign policy team is made up of "all the guys who were too nuts or too extreme to make the cut with George W. Bush." — 622 words.

Knights Templar accused of heresy and sexual
misconduct win heresy reprieve after 700 years

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Knights Templar, the medieval Christian military order accused of heresy and sexual misconduct, will soon be partly rehabilitated when the Vatican publishes trial documents it had closely guarded for 700 years. —  865 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

Canada politely takes a lot of space

Canada occupies half of North America and nearly seven percent of the total surface of the Earth.

Trivia compiled by Randy Ray and Mark Kearney. For all the books of this best-selling duo visit their Web site at:

Harold Wright, Doctor of Punology, says, A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher
Yvette Pigeon, Assistant Editor
Benoit Jolicoeur, Art Director
Carl Hall, Technical Analyst and Web Editor
Harold Wright, Contributing Editor
Randy Ray, Contributing Editor