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Interrobang issue for Monday, June 7th, 2010

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Summer Special Olympics come home
Despite the first Special Olympics games being held in Chicago, it's still maintained the ceremonies were really conceived in London. In the 1960s, Dr. Frank Hayden was challenging the notion that people with intellectual disabilities must hav... Read more

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Of food and financial assistance
WATERLOO, Ont. (CUP) — To shed light on the funding gaps in the Ontario's student assistance program, seven students across the province lived on $7.50 per day for over two weeks in March. That's the food allocation amount give... Read more

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Worst oil spill in history
For nearly six weeks now anywhere between 800, 000 to four million litres of oil have been flooding the Gulf of Mexico daily. British Petroleum, the company responsible for this tragedy is offering the lowest estimate. This is the worst oil spil... Read more

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ADSTV launches new site
Recently, Addiction Services of Thames Valley launched their newly redesigned website with a press gathering in their offices at Queens Ave. and Clarence St. The new site is the result of work with focus groups and feedback from the community. ... Read more

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U of A study finds potential cancer drug
EDMONTON (CUP) — A University of Alberta research team has successfully shown that a generic drug can alter the metabolism of cells and may be a potential treatment for a type of brain cancer called glioblastoma. On May 12, the team, led ... Read more

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London Tonight Show: new host, same set up
The London Tonight Show is back but with a new host, comedian Jeff Leeson. It's also under new management — a team of comics including Leeson, Lars Classington, Ezz Sadel and Rob Browning. They all take part in the writing, producin... Read more

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New Facebook privacy tips
Though it's used by close to 500 million people around the world, Facebook is arguably the realm of students and young people. Ever since opening its doors to the public late in 2006, Facebook has grown and changed in more ways than we ca... Read more

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360 News: international & national briefs
National Early in the summer, British street artist Banksy's documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop opened in Toronto, and was accompanied by Banksy-style stencil paintings emerging around the city. Banksy's publicist later confirme... Read more

Opinion

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Take the Power Back: Burning the banks down
Recently, a few people decided to set fire to an Ottawa branch of the Royal Bank of Canada, completely gutting it. Nobody was injured, and they posted a video of this action online, stating their reasons for taking such a bold action; primarily ... Read more

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Call Me Old-Fashioned But... You can't handle the truth
I think things must have been easier in the Wild West. If you had a beef with someone, you called a duel, and whoever could pull their gun out of their holster with superior lightening speed, well, problem resolved. But it wasn't merely this... Read more

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Behind the cover
It takes a village to create a cover. Not the exact quote — but fairly accurate. The cover started out as just an idea, but it took a myriad of skills to make it a reality. The setting was provided by Mother Nature, but the body painting,... Read more

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Tribute overlooks lack of farm biodiversity
The United Nations has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity, and on May 22, the world celebrated International Biodiversity Day. This recognition of biodiversity's importance to the planet is timely and important because around th... Read more

Lifestyles

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Unleashed - Dog the Bounty Hunter takes his show on the road
Two girls huddled by the phone, it rings, instant freakout. It's like Justin Bieber calling two tweens — except this time it's Dog the Bounty Hunter, a personal hero rather than a personal heartthrob, but equally impressive. My frie... Read more

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G8 and G20 activitism opportunities
The G8 and G20 summits descend upon Huntsville and Toronto this month, and thousands of people are organizing protests, rallies, direct actions, and other events in opposition to these meetings. Ranging from peaceful family-friendly rallies a... Read more

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Introducing Lido Pimienta
Who is Lido Pimienta, you ask? Well, she sees herself as many roles. “I am a young mother, visual artist, and singer who seeks to inspire others to work collectively,” she said in an email from her tour in Mexico. The young musician ... Read more

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Perry keeps it controversial
It isn't every day that a music video gets shot here in London, but when our own Rose Cora Perry called for extras to take part in the filming at the end of May, I answered. I spent two days on set with Rose, filming a special “controvers... Read more

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Keep it classy, ladies
Book review - Classy by Derek Blasberg Keg stands, unfortunate poses, too-short skirts — we may or may not have been guilty of these offences at one time or another. But let's get serious. As we grow up and graduate, eventually &... Read more

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Danko Jones goes darker
You would be very hard-pressed to find someone in Canada that hasn't heard of Danko Jones, who returned to London to play Call The Office on May 13 to support Below The Belt, their newlyreleased fifth studio LP. A flurry of emails with the... Read more

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Food for Thought: Summer snacking
The warm sand, the crisp waves, the golden sun and a group of friends all mix together to make a perfect day at the beach. Sounds good, right? Well, if you are planning a beach day, it's important to make sure you have some good eats and dr... Read more

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Love Lola: Summer weddings, jobs and sexism
Dear Lola, This summer so many of my friends are getting married and engaged and I'm feeling left out! Part of me loves the single life - I'm young and this is my chance to try new things before settling down - but another part of me feels lik... Read more

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London's Best Beaches and Bars
Patios and Partying Warm weather means no more parkas to coat-check and more time spent on patios than cramped inside. London is well-known for its nightlife, even more so in the summer when the city's a little quieter and the lines a little sh... Read more

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Looking cool when the weather's hot
There's something about summertime that allows for a more casual approach to dress; rising temperatures call for rising hemlines and breezy fabrics. Over in the beauty department, similar rules apply and the inevitable return of beach-y, tousled ... Read more

Sports

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NFL Czar: Grading the NFL draft
Boy, was my Mock Draft off or what? Other than hitting Sam Bradford at number one to the St. Louis Rams, I was far from perfect. Now I get to do some grading of the first round. I'll keep it short and sweet for each of the 32 first round pic... Read more

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The autograph man: taking names and breaking records
SURREY, B.C. (CUP) — His name is Laslo Babits, but you can call him the autograph man. Not because he gives a lot out, but because he wants yours. Babits began his career as a track and field Olympian and still holds the record for the ... Read more

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