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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The State of the World as Dinner Cooks

I want to live in Cheetah Town
Everyone knows the best part of living in a larger city is the may it segments into distinct neighbourhoods within it. The best example in Windsor is Walkerville, home to what is possibly The Trail's favourite three blocks of real estate in the whole city [of course, everything I loved there might be closed now. It's been awhile].

Anyhoo, last night city council approved a progress report by a community strategic plan which suggested, among other things, renaming certain parts of the city in an effort to better define 'place' in the city. Suggested example? Renaming Walkerville "The Distillery District."

Obviously some are not impressed. Ward 3 Councillor Fulvio Valentinis told council he's already received a number of phone calls from residents wary of the idea. To be continued.

Reminder
The UWSA byelection is currently ongoing, and it's online only. Voting's open til Thursday, and try to do your part, will you? Tweener will be pouting for days if turnout's down on his watch.

Canadian Gangster
Not too often you hear about a wily Canuck knee deep in the workings of organized crime, yet that appears to be what we have in Vito Rizzuto, the 'Godfather of Montreal,' who even behind bars managed to run drug and money laundering rackets across the Atlantic, according to Italian authorities.

Rizzuto is currently serving a 10-year sentence in Colorado after pleading guilty to racketeering charges in connection with the murders of three Bonnano family captains. Which is, you know, evil, but still pretty badass.

Briefly
That pillar of journalistic excellence, The British Broadcasting Corporation, examines whether it's OK for the disabled to go to brothels.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez unveils glass memorial statue of Che Guevara. I said it's made of glass. You see where this is going.

Happy Birthday to the planet Earth, which is a spry 6,010.

"I'm not afraid of a panda, I know karate." Guess how this ends.

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