Pals survive Erie ordeal
David Kindree and Chad Lehtonen had their share of battles when they played against each
other in university hockey.
Snowmobile death toll rises
Ideal conditions and inexperienced operators are proving to be a deadly combination for
Girl, 15, to get wish for
Jenna Franklin is only 15 but thinks she knows the secret to a successful future -- bigger
Smokers laugh, gasp at
The reaction of Londoners to new cigarette packages with graphic pictures of diseased
lungs and rotting gums has ranged from revulsion to mirth, retailers say.
Homolka return to Joliette
Karla Homolka will be transferred from the Saskatoon maximum-security prison where she
underwent psychiatric tests back to the medium-security Quebec facility where she was
photographed partying with other inmates, her lawyer has confirmed.
'I love you,' fugitive
A smiling Loren Koval told her husband she loved him when they appeared together for the
first time since their surrender.
London's wild winter poses
London's winter wonderland is not without peril.
Police hunt for pair after
London police are anxious to find drivers of two stolen Jeeps that rammed two police
cruisers during a movie-like joyride early yesterday morning.
London's Curnoe subject of
Former London artist Greg Curnoe is the subject of a major retrospective exhibition by the
Art Gallery of Ontario.
Concerns grow over farms
using sewage sludge
Concern about spreading of sewage sludge on Ontario farms is growing, say a former
provincial environment minister and regional agricultural advocates.
Guess gets bail during
Notorious love-struck juror Gillian Guess was ordered freed from jail so she can pursue a
bid to appeal her obstruction conviction to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Five injured in Via Rail
A Via Rail train travelling to Windsor from Toronto struck a tractor-trailer stalled at a
crossing near Stoney Point kilometres east of Windsor.
Day to reward Ontario MPs
Stockwell Day will reward the only two Canadian Alliance candidates to get elected in
Ontario with high-profile positions in his shadow cabinet, Sun Media has learned.
He's a kid on a (trade)
From playing computer games to designing Web sites to hobnobbing with the prime minister,
Canada's business elite and foreign leaders.
Bad weather deals London
Mother Nature belted London yesterday with another lake-effect punch, a snow blow that hit
below the belt, right around the wallet.
COLUMN: 'I brushed very,
very closely with death'
After several weeks of reflection and a few weeks away from the date of my 37th
anniversary in this career, I've come to the conclusion I still have the need to research
cases and to write.
COLUMN: Ottawa turning
blind eye to young hookers
When you think of 2001, you may think children. As in the future.
COLUMN: Municipal report
cards of dubious value
Report cards intended to show how efficiently your local government spends your tax
dollars are on the way.
COLUMN: There is no
Late last year, a Leamington woman was convicted of assault for beating her four-year-old
son with a stick.
COLUMN: Miss Lillian shows
how to dance woes away
I'm sitting in a long, white room filled with mirrors and five-year-old girls.
Probe of China meeting
An RCMP investigation into a cabinet minister's trip to China, based in part on Free Press
stories, will not go deep enough, the Alliance party's organized crime critic charges.
Web of smuggling still
Somewhere in a dingy sweatshop in New York City, Shou Mei He, a shy and waif-like Chinese
girl, endures long hours hunched over a sewing machine to pay her debt to vicious
Wells wants a trade to Mets
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher David Wells doesn't believe his team is trying to win, thinks
Toronto fans stink and wants to be dealt to the New York Mets.
Jaguars join east-end fray
The east side of London has seen its share of intense high school hockey rivalries,
especially those involving Lucas, Clarke Road and Laurier.
Summer Games headed along
They negotiate the TV deal.
Ilderton foursome has
Hearts to win
In 1978, Sheila Selzter of the Forest City Curling Club, playing out of The Ivanhoe,
skipped a rink to the Ontario women's championship.
Area rinks struggling at
Ontario senior finals
Area rinks are on the rocks at the Ontario senior men's and women's curling championships
Knights face Storm head on
London Knights defenceman Josh Chambers, felled by a shot during a game in Owen Sound on
Saturday night, will play tonight at the Ice House against Guelph.
By George, Titans will run
The Tennessee Titans don't want to be hardheaded or stubborn. It's just what they do.
CRACKING THE COAD
Steve Coad's weekly NFL picks
Verbeek nails Nos. 507, 508
Pat Verbeek was almost embarrassed that he moved into 25th place on the NHL's career
goal-scoring list as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Dallas Stars 4-2 last night.
One scout's view of Spezza:
Spitfire centre 'did pretty well'
When NHL scouts return to North America and pore over their notes on Canadian centre Jason
Spezza and defenceman Jay Bouwmeester, they'll be reminded that both players are just 17.
Finns shatter golden dreams
Maxime Ouellet couldn't stop Finland and then he couldn't hold back the tears.
Canada 2 wins from gold
after beating U.S.
Canada's coach was not about to give his team's world junior hockey championship semifinal
opponent, Finland, any inflammatory comments to tape up in its dressing room.
COLUMN: Get used to it: We
don't own the game anymore
Hockey autopsies have become as much a part of post-Christmas blues as debts and broken
toys, both as unavoidable as death and taxes.
Doing it with zest
Have coffee with Diane Clement and her vivaciousness is bound to rub off.
Castaways in Oz
Well, at least they shouldnt want for food or footwear.
Following is a listing of events in and around London for the week of Jan. 5 to 11.
Traffic will move you
Theres a bleak message in Steven Soderberghs harrowing new drama Traffic.
Del Toro where he wants to
Benicio Del Toro knows that a grain of salt can get pretty weighty.
Hollow Man full of special
Of all the 1930s Universal horror monsters -- including Frankenstein, Dracula, the Wolf
Man and the Mummy -- only the Invisible Man has not been the subject of endless remakes.
Talking about vagina new to
Mary Walsh, the irreverent star of CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes, welcomes the
opportunity to perform in the Toronto production of The Vagina Monologues.
Beatles top rock poll
Revolver, which bridged the Beatles' moptop era with their experimental years in the
studio, has been judged the best album in rock 'n' roll history by experts in a VH1 poll.
The 100 best rock albums
The top 100 albums in rock 'n' roll history, as judged in a VH1 poll of musicians,
recording executives and journalists:
Alan Frew in concert
Like his photographs, Larry Towell's views of life are presented in vivid, black-and-white
In her 30 years as an actress and model, Candice Bergen has been called everything from
dependable and outdoorsy to an ice queen.
Airport complex set for
There could be three new developments at the Skyway Industrial Park near London
International Airport announced this spring, one of which may be related to the proposed
LondonAir, an airport official says.
Retail vacanies filling up
Despite persistent vacancy woes in London's downtown, the city's retail vacancy rate
dropped last year to 6.86 per cent from 9.37 per cent in 1999.
Housing sales top 6,000 for
a fifth year
For the fifth straight year, home sales in the London area last year topped 6,000,
considered the benchmark for a solid year, says the president of the local real estate
Shovel shortage grows
critical as snow piles up higher, deeper
London retailers are having shovel trouble.
Kia Rio: a budget statement
Competition is intensifying for the younger buyer with little money to spend.
New gadgets surf net with
Want to do e-mail and Web surf without the hassle of a computer?
E-BUSINESS LAW: Taxing
e-commerce thorny issue
E-commerce is affecting one of life's certainties -- taxes.
U.S. Federal Reserve move
will help, but tough times still ahead, analysts warn
A surprising move yesterday by the U.S. central bank to cut interest rates is further
proof the American and Canadian economies can avoid a full-blown recession, sparked by
economic fears that have sapped consumer confidence in recent weeks, analysts say.
Buck up as stocks stumble
Stocks on Wall Street and Bay Street started 2001 on a sour note yesterday, hung over with
the same problems that sent North American markets plunging late last year.