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— PBS journalist Bill Moyers.  

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Editor’s Notes

When all is sunshine and roses

— 106 words.

Random thoughts revealed
in the Court of Judge Wrigh

Witness: "Your honour, I was worried that my mechanic might try to rip me off. I was relieved when he told me all I needed was turn signal fluid." — 97 words.

Health Watch

Cornell Researchers discover
natural Alzheimer’s antibodies

A research team of physicians and scientists at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center has discovered naturally occurring antibodies in human blood that possibly defend against Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative illnesses. — 192 words.

From the Desk of Mike ‘The Hammer’ Garvin

Diesel Mini for Canada
to arrive early in 2008

— 264 words.

Maureen Dowd: Dick Cheney
is a V-P bordering on lunacy

It's hard to imagine how Dick Cheney could get more dastardly, unless J. K. Rowling has him knock off Harry Potter next month. — 792 words

Understatements of the year:

‘ The importance of not killing civilians cannot be overestimated’ — BBC's Alastair Leithead.

"You don't fight a terrorist by firing a field gun 37km (24 miles) away into a target. That's definitely, surely, bound to cause civilian casualties."Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Karzai angry over West's tactics

British Broadcasting Corporation  

NATO and U. S. -led troops are failing to co-ordinate with their Afghan allies and thereby causing civilian deaths, President Hamid Karzai has said. — 485 words.

The China puzzle

International Herald Tribune —352 words


U.S. senate puts heat on auto companies
but leaves Big Oil and Gas for another day

— 979 words

The New York Times
Signs of Energy

The Senate passed an energy bill on Thursday night that could make a constructive, if modest, contribution toward reducing this country’s greenhouse gas emissions and its dependence on foreign oil. Given the resistance of industry and the troubled history of previous energy bills, that is encouraging news. But it’s still only a start. — 478 words.

Banks face stern test
when credit cycle turns

Banks, which have used a glut of cheap money to help fuel a boom in real estate may face a rough ride when lending conditions turn sour, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday. — 254 words.

True North Canuck Fact of the Day

The Tower that Crushed Toronto

If it were a B-movie horror flick it might be called The Tower that Crushed Toronto.  The CN Tower is built to withstand 200 mile per hour winds, but if it ever fell over it would crash through the SkyDome, the Convention Centre, the Gardiner Expressway, or almost to Union Station depending on which direction it toppled.

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

Harold Wright, True North's  Doctor of Punology, says ,“ A boiled egg is hard to beat.”

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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Carl Dow, Editor and Publisher
Yvette Pigeon, Assistant Editor
Benoit Jolicoeur, Art Director
Carl Hall, Technical Analyst and Web Editor