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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The State of the World

Downtown business improvement association prez Larry Horowitz is having a bad 2008. Not only was there the issue with a certain campus project not being built downtown, now council has reversed its previous decision to force after hours clubs to close at 3 a.m.

Rather, they didn't reverse, they just deadlocked at 5-5, which means the resolution was defeated. The revote happened after a lengthy debate last night discussing a number of the criticisms of the plan expressed in this blog and other outlets.

"Where is the leadership and vision to move forward and make downtown great again?" asked Horowitz. "I'm disappointed. I feel we've lost the opportunity to make a statement that we truly care about a safe, vibrant downtown."

Be sure to take a glance through the comments thread on this story, it's getting pretty fun to watch.

Tomorrow night the Fifth Estate will be airing a documentary on last year's murder-suicide of WWE wrestler Chris Benoit. Specifically, the role brain damage might have played in how the tragedy unfolded.

Former wrestler Chris Nowinski, who instigated the research on Benoit's brain, claims Benoit had the gray matter of an 85-year-old with dementia, possibly the result of numerous concussions contracted in the ring. Interesting stuff, I'll try to catch it tomorrow night at 9 p.m.

Obviously all of our other favourite media outlets are balls deep in Super Tuesday coverage so variety's a little slim right now, but we'll sort all that out for you later tonight.

Take the Hemingway bet! Submit your life story in six words. Scared of failure, I didn't try.

Fifteen-year-old can be tried at Guantanamo, so says the US.

Clearly internet savvy woman takes out bank loan to aid in Nigerian land grift.

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