Nov 19, 2011

Thestar.com Morning Headlines

Saturday, November 19, 2011 Hello Cabuyano! 
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Gadhafi son and heir apparent Seif al-Islam seized in southern Libya

The only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain at large was captured as he travelled with aides in a convoy in Libya's southern desert. International Criminal Court prosecutor will visit Libya for talks on where Gadhafi son will be tried.

War crimes prosecutor travels to Libya

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says he will travel to Libya next week for talks with the country’s transitional government on where Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam will be tried.

Car crashes into gas pumps in east end

A car drove into a gas pump at Coxwell Ave. and O'Connor Dr. Friday night, which started a short-lived fire.

The face of education: Is it too white?

School boards across the GTA are grappling with how to ensure teachers reflect the racial diversity of their students.

 
 
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Doug Smith: Everything's gonna be alright

The Denver Broncos QB is now 4-1 as a starter, he is routinely excoriated during the week for his failings, he kind of shrugs it all off because all he does is win.
 
Business
 

A pooled pension plan isn’t a pension

If the point is for Canadians to have more cash when they retire, there are much more effective ways of doing that.

No app for that? No apps, period

The app is already in its dotage. A new iteration of HTML — what web browsers use — is a bet to displace the native app as the software through which you and your mobile do business. The Toronto Star is among content-producers riding the new wave.

 

Is the European Central Bank program to buy sovereign debt illegal?

The bottom line is that Germany is likely to be the last man standing. The Euro is important to them and the responsibility for saving it will be decided in Berlin - not Paris, Brussels, or Frankfurt. It will be messy and will involve revamping the main treaty - the Treaty of Lisbon.

Will Amazon take another bite out of Apple with own smartphone?

First the Kindle Fire tablet. Now an analyst is predicting an under-$200 phone by December 2012.

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Sports
 

The mogul eyeing MLSE

Jonathan M. Nelson, a reclusive but highly successful Wall Street executive, is the brains behind the private investment company Providence Equity Partners, the firm eyeing a bid for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

Griffin: Jays better off trading to build core muscle

Phillips, Buehrle, Darvish and Bailey in Toronto’s opening day lineup? Fans can dream.

 

Griffin: Jays new look a return to the franchise’s original values

The simple logo, somewhat retro in design, paid tribute to city, country and team history and should be well-received.

One step forward, two steps back

Injured Leaf goalie James Reimer gets in a bit of work at Friday's practice, but Matt Lombardi and Mike Komisarek are out for weeks.

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Entertainment
 

How kids’ flicks stack up

This guide will help parents navigate and prepare for the onslaught of Muppets, Chipmunks and other animated critters soon to be lurking in theatres.

Jack Layton biopic in the works

Veteran filmmaker Laszlo Barna and the CBC are collaborating on a biopic on the life of late NDP leader Jack Layton.

 

Demi Moore to end marriage to Ashton Kutcher: reports

Demi Moore is ending her marriage to fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, she told the Associated Press Thursday.

Happy Feet Two: Less happy, more worry

The sequel is a darker version of the 2006 Oscar winner, but a pair of krill feed us some big laughs.

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Living
 

My Kardashian divorce: Why our marriage lasted less than a year

They were married four times as long as Kim Kardashian but split up within a year of saying “I do.” Toronto exes Jenny Johnston and Brice Hall talk to the Star about their 360-day marriage.

Meet the restaurant barkers of King St. W.

The solitary touts who wheedle, cajole or murmur quietly are loved by some and snubbed by others. Meet two of them.

 

The Real Dirt: Plants with racy reputations

Sonia Day tries growing the sexy specimens featured in her new book, The Untamed Garden.

The Dish: A chicken bento box is the saltiest dish we’ve analyzed yet

The Dish analyzes the chicken bento box from Sushi on Bloor, a popular Annex eatery

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Travel
 

Canada’s spa star shines

From B.C. to Niagara to Quebec, Canada produces some of the top spas in the world.

Lose yourself in the Alps

Twelve interconnected resorts in two countries, 650 km of groomed runs, 197 lifts — the Portes du Soleil stats read like Jose Bautista’s baseball card.

 

Untangling travel warning websites

“Is it safe?” That’s the most common

American royalty

Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California is larger than life, just like its illustrious founder.

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