Newsstand: May 29, 2009
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Newsstand: May 29, 2009

Schools fear fallout of rugby verdict (Toronto Star): “The future of contact sports in Toronto-area high schools could be threatened in the wake of the manslaughter conviction of a Mississauga rugby player yesterday, according to some educators.” [More coverage on CBC, and in the Globe.]
Body pulled from lake (Toronto Sun): “Missing Peterborough-area teen Mason MacPhail was found dead in the Toronto harbour yesterday, not far from the club the mildly autistic boy was booted out of by bouncers two days earlier while attending an all-ages concert with friends.” [More coverage in CP24.]
‘Star educator’ named first principal of Africentric school (Globe and Mail): “Seventeen years after co-authoring the first report to call for black schools in Toronto, Thando Hyman-Aman has been named the woman to make it happen. The community activist, singer and radio show host was yesterday announced as the first principal of Toronto’s controversial Africentric school.”
Supreme Court agrees to media appeal related to ‘Toronto 18’ (CBC): “The Supreme Court of Canada said Thursday it will hear an appeal by several media organizations who are seeking to lift news reporting restrictions in a prominent terrorism case.”
Conrad Black applying to U.S. Supreme Court for bail, pending appeal (CP24): “Conrad Black, who at the start of his fraud trial faced the possibility of close to a century behind bars, could be free in just a few weeks if the U.S. Supreme Court grants his application for bail pending a review of his case by the top court.”
‘We’re witnessing a real demise in any interest’ to film in Toronto (National Post): “The owners of the Toronto Film Studios, thwarted in their bid to turn the Leslieville site into a Walmart, say they’ll soon make an announcement on plans for the space, as film industry workers call for filming to resume there.”
The embarrassing case of the little red dress (Toronto Star): “Yesterday morning a young Toronto socialite entered a boutique on Queen St. W. with her mother at her side. They weren’t there to shop. As the store’s owner recognized them, she burst into tears.”

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