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Extra, Extra: Alcohol, Mayor Rob Ford, and the Star

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.

Photo by *Lemur*, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool

Photo by *Lemur*, from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

  • Where does booze come from? BlogTO takes a trip inside an LCBO warehouse, which, incidentally, can be yours for a few million dollars.
  • While Toronto’s other pundits and opinion writers catch their collective breath, Matt Elliott weighs in early on Mayor Rob Ford’s latest crisis: “…we do have reason to be concerned about his fitness for the position [of mayor]. Not because of whatever might be going on in his private life, but because he can’t seem to keep his private life from impacting the job he’s been elected to do.”
  • Meanwhile, the Star‘s union has come up with an ingenious plan to spare the paper’s vaunted radio room training program from the effects of budget cutbacks: pay the students who staff it less money. (Although it has to be said that by paying journalism students anything at all, the Star is being a lot more generous than some of its competitors.)

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