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Fort Frances Times Online Edition - August 11, 2015

Formal wear

Photos
Dave Ogilvie

Emo Fair Queen contestant Kaitlynn Lougheed showed off her formal attire during the Fair Queen fashion show last night at the Emo Legion following a dinner there. Lougheed, along with the three other contestants—Kassidy Strachan, Caitlin Anderson, and Alanna Gerula—were also judged on their career and casual outfits.

Booting ball

Photos
Joey Payeur

Sara Roach of Taggs/Source for Sports scored once in helping her team to a 5-2 win over Al’s Racquet Stringing in semi-final action in the Borderland Soccer League’s women’s division last night at the Struchan Gilson Soccer Pitch.

Two charged with impaired driving

District
From the OPP

At 12:59 a.m. on Saturday, officers of the Rainy River District Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle in the rear alley of the 200 block of Scott Street in the Town of Fort Frances.

After speaking with the driver, police determined the driver had been drinking.

’Canes draw Beavers in semi; Eagles advance

Sports
Staff

The Northwest Bay Beavers can’t wait for another shot at sinking their teeth into the Fort Frances Her-icanes.

Darcy Smith went the distance for the complete-game victory, as the No. 3-ranked Beavers downed No. 7-rated Manitou Blaze 13-5 in their Losers Side semi-final in the Rainy River District Women’s Fastball League playoffs last night in Northwest Bay.

Vous, Taggs to meet in final

Sports
Staff

A year later, it will be game on for all the marbles once again between two foes very familiar with one another.

Hungry grizzly shot invading home of hunter

National
The Canadian Press

KIMBERLEY, B.C.—The first hint that there might be some trouble in the Traverse family home in Kimberley, B.C., early Sunday morning came from the dog’s frantic barking.

When Niki Traverse opened her bedroom door, the pooch raced under the bed.

“Mark, he was like, ‘Don’t let the dog out. There’s coyotes, there’s bears,’” she recalled her husband saying.

Chronic fatigue plagues traffic controllers

National
By Joan Lowy
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the country’s air traffic system, according to a study the U.S. government kept secret for years.

Drinkers abuzz over breathable alcohol

National
The Associated Press

LONDON—Britons are buzzing over a temporary entry in the capital’s already saturated drinking scene: breathable booze.

The pop-up bar, Alcoholic Architecture, uses a humidifier to pump a gin and tonic vapour into an enclosed space. Patrons absorb their alcohol from the “Cloud” by breathing in the vapours and by soaking it in through the skin and eyes.

Stranger who kissed reporter on camera apologizes

National
Gemma Karstens-Smith
The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER—A CBC journalist who was kissed by a stranger on live TV has received an apology, but she’s still being attacked by others online for making a complaint to police.

Megan Batchelor was reporting from a music festival in Squamish, B.C., north of Vancouver, Friday when a stranger came up from behind, kissed her on the cheek at the same time as he took a picture of the event.

1st Iowa turkey farm owner to resume production talks lessons learned from bird flu outbreak

Business
By David Pitt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MANSON, Iowa — Thousands of small young turkeys ran around the barns on the Moline family farm Monday near Manson, the first Iowa farm to restock birds after a bird flu outbreak decimated flocks in the Midwest.

Angels lose to White Sox

Sports
The Associated Press

CHICAGO—Matt Shoemaker put the Los Angeles Angels in a major hole. And with his teammates facing a spot-on Chris Sale, that was too much to overcome.

Sale was back in All-Star form, and Avisail Garcia homered twice to drive in four runs as the Chicago White Sox beat the Angels 8-2 last night.

Google changing operating structure

Technology
The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO—One of tech’s biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker—“Alphabet”—in a move underscoring its founders’ ambitions to pursue ventures far beyond the company’s Internet search core, from self-driving cars to cutting-edge medical research.

The sultan of slurs: Donald Trump explains his passion for putdowns

News
By Alexander Panetta THE CANADIAN PRESS

WASHINGTON — Anyone professing shock over the symphony of personal slurs delivered by Donald Trump clearly wasn’t paying attention to him before he became a presidential candidate.

For more than a quarter-century, he’s chronicled in exhaustive detail his passion for put-downs. He’s written, granted interviews and tweeted repeatedly about the value of vengeance.

Wind turbines reach new heights in push for greater renewable energy returns

Technology
By Ian Bickis THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY — From megawatts to the size of rotors, everything about wind turbines has been getting bigger.

But even proponents of wind power say they may be reaching a limit as logistics and a lack of social acceptance over their size start to hinder growth.

Google changing operating structure, it will be part of holding company called ‘Alphabet’

Technology
By Brandon Bailey THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO — One of tech’s biggest names, Google, is reorganizing under a new moniker — “Alphabet” — in a move underscoring its founders’ ambitions to pursue ventures far beyond the company’s Internet search core, from self-driving cars to cutting-edge medical research.

Dutch prosecutors say possible fragments of BUK missile system found at MH17 crash site

International
The Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch prosecutors have said for the first time that they have found possible parts of a BUK missile system at the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down last year, killing all 298 people on board.

Astronauts eat ‘space lettuce’

Science
By Seth Borenstein
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON—These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station.

Yesterday, for the first time astronauts munched on red romaine lettuce that they grew in space.

After clicking their lettuce leaves like wine glasses, three astronauts tasted them with a bit of Italian balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil.

Hungry grizzly shot while invading home of experienced hunter in Kimberley, B.C.

People
The Canadian Press

KIMBERLEY, B.C. — The first hint that there might be some trouble in the Traverse family home in Kimberley, B.C., early Sunday morning came from the dog’s frantic barking.

When Niki Traverse opened her bedroom door, the pooch raced under the bed.

“Mark, he was like, ‘Don’t let the dog out. There’s coyotes, there’s bears,”’ she recalled her husband saying.

Holy smokes: Police say woman tried to smuggle marijuana cigarettes into jail inside Bible

People
The Associated Press

UNION, S.C. — Authorities say a woman who tried to smuggle marijuana into a South Carolina jail inside a Bible has been arrested.

An arrest report obtained by multiple media outlets says 24-year-old Monkia Ryans hid three marijuana cigarettes inside the Bible and dropped the book off at the Union County Jail on Friday afternoon.

Study that US wouldn’t release shows chronic fatigue among traffic controllers

Lifestyles
By Joan Lowy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — Air traffic controllers’ work schedules often lead to chronic fatigue, making them less alert and endangering the safety of the country’s air traffic system, according to a study the U.S. government kept secret for years.