Former Blue Jay Dies, Tension Escalates in Korean Peninsula, David Miller Promises Parks, Pamuk Wins Nobel Prize For Literature
In a bizarre and tragic scene yesterday, former Toronto Blue Jay (and current New York Yankee) pitcher Cory Lidle perished after flying his plane into an apartment building in New York.
The United States heads to the United Nations hoping for a UN resolution that will impose sanctions on North Korea. And North Korea threatens retaliation if Japan goes ahead and imposes sanctions in response to last weekend’s nuclear test. And George W. Bush denies the U.S. is about to attack. This is going to end well…
It’s election time, which means promises that will no doubt never be fulfilled. Mayor David Miller makes a pledge to finish all the planned parks along our waterfront by 2010.
While the front-runners were Syrian poet Adonis, Americans Joyce Carol Oates and Philip Roth, Swede Thomas Transtromer – there were even some whispers of our own Margaret Atwood – in the end Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
The schoolhouse where five Amish girls were murdered two weeks ago is razed.
A key Michael Ignatieff backer quits his leadership campaign and another distances the Liberal Party from Ignatieff’s statements. Is this going to have any effect on the campaign?
In entertainment news, there’s now some debate as to whether Bon Cop, Bad Cop, really is our country’s all-time top grossing Canadian film, or if Porky still holds that title when you take inflation into account. Also: Alanis Morissette
is going to be appearing on Nip/Tuck.
And finally: people eat cockroaches. PETA upset.