Nov 24, 2011

Thestar.com Morning Headlines

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DiManno: Cars, not grief, dominated interview with police

Oh that Zainab Shafia. The teenager was hell on wheels, a driving klutz, to hear her father tell it.

Toronto Now: Closure on Dundas St. W. following fire

Dundas St. W. is closed between Pacific and High Park Aves. due to an apartment fire that broke out this morning at 6:40 a.m.

European debt crisis rattles Germany

The eurozone debt crisis hit a new milestone Wednesday with the first signs that the creeping ailment has struck Germany. The country’s failed bond auction sent shock waves through global financial markets.

What next for the players of Occupy Toronto?

Occupy Toronto was dismantled Wednesday. Protesters, for the most part, made a graceful exit and St. James Park is tent-free. What’s next?

 
 
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BlackBerry PlayBook just $200. Should you buy?

Can you say "fire sale"? Pick up a 16-gigabyte BlackBerry PlayBook for $300 off the $499.99 sticker price. Should you bother?
 
Business
 

What China means to Canada

China’s factory sector shrank the most in 32 months in November, reviving worries that China may be skidding towards an economic hard landing.

VIDEO: How realistic is Wall Street meltdown movie Margin Call? We asked the experts

The Star spoke with three business experts to analyze the film, set during a financial meltdown on Wall Street in 2008.

 

BlackBerry PlayBook just $200. Should you buy?

Can you say "fire sale"? Pick up a 16-gigabyte BlackBerry PlayBook for $300 off the $499.99 sticker price. Should you bother?

Carney says better economic news won’t last

Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney signalled strongly Wednesday that he intends to keep interest rates at super-low levels for an extended period.

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Sports
 

Crosby blanked in game 2 of comeback

Sidney Crosby’s second comeback game was not as electric as he was held scoreless and his Pittsburgh Penguins lost 3-2 in OT to the St. Louis Blues.

Perron watches as Crosby plays

Just because Sidney Crosby has gotten over his concussion, by no means is the problem solved.

 

Feschuk: Bozak has priorities in order

Leaf centre Tyler Bozak knows the pressure’s on for him to stay on club’s top line and so far he has been delivering the goods.

Bruins win 10th straight in Sabres rematch

Buffalo’s Gaustad fights Lucic early in first meeting since controversial hit knocked out all-star goalie Miller.

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Entertainment
 

Lights’ musical Siberian journey worthwhile

Toronto artist takes ambitious sophomore record into Sound Academy glad of its risks and quirks.

Kanye fights plagiarism charge

Man alleges Kanye West’s “Stronger” borrows from him. Plus: a predicted setlist for the concert.

 

Why Shakespeare matters: ‘We’re all Hamlets’

Star columnist Heather Mallick argues that the words of the Bard still guide our daily lives.

Why the Bible matters: Its words live on

Feature writer Ken Kidd argues that the King James Bible has anchored nearly every aspect of English-speaking culture.

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Living
 

Could chewing gum prevent ear infections in children?

Children who chewed gum with sweetener xylitol were 24 percent less likely to develop ear infections compared with kids who chewed a placebo gum.

Canadian sperm-donor laws need an update

Families who have conceived with the help of donor sperm or eggs want their children to have the same rights to know their biological parents as adopted children.

 

Too busy to sit on Santa’s knee? Phone it in

Retailers use technology to connect kids with Santa.

Hair dye ingredient linked to coma, death

Hair dye linked to allergic reactions causing swelling, coma and death.

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Travel
 

Getting the country groove on in Nashville

Aspiring songwriters and singers, as well as folks who just love the country vibe, find a home away from home in Nashville’s storied nightspots.

Parasailing deaths lead to cruise cancellations

Travel can be tons of fun, but precautions are vital for many activities.

 

Cruising the Danube through Hungary, Germany and Austria

Avoid the crowds and see Europe from the comfort of a river cruise ship on the beautiful Danube River

Get lost in the Alps

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

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