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September 24th, 2008

Much applause for all those claws - Calgary Sun

September 24th, 2008, 11:09

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The 25th anniversary touring production of Cats currently playing at the Jubilee Auditorium until Sunday reminds us of what a marvel this show is. Webber put music to the poetry of T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and then he turned more info

You’d figure such an announcement would stir geek nation to its very core. After all, the battle for respectable treatment for all superheroes has been trailblazed since a certain Caped Crusader “boffed” and “zipped” his way through a more info

Quincy Jones is not going to help Michael Jackson make a new album. The legendary producer of "Thriller" and "Bad," Jackson’s two most successful collections, tells me he’s concentrating on a big tribute collection set for next spring. About two more info

To have your life changed by a book can be a simultaneously humbling and inspiring rite of passage. The idea that the printed page, that centuries-old technology for transmitting the contents of an individual mind to a disparate audience whom the more info

Paulson, Bernanke Put Aiding Banks Ahead of Best Taxpayer Deal - Bloomberg

September 24th, 2008, 11:09

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Sept. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke signaled that their priority is shoring up the nation's banks even if it means they don't get taxpayers the cheapest prices for the devalued assets the government buys. Bernanke told lawmakers

NYC transit added to Google's map service - Salon
As of Tuesday, people looking up locations in the city get public transit options alongside driving directions. The feature includes information about subways, buses and commuter railroads. New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority and some other organizations already provide transit trip

Taro Aso succeeds Fukuda as Japan's prime minister - Hindustan Times
The head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), Taro Aso, was elected Japan's prime minister on Wednesday after Yasuo Fukuda and his cabinet resigned en masse earlier in the day. Aso, 68, received 337 votes from the 478 members in the LDP-controlled House of Representatives, which has the

Oil prices rise as bailout mulled - CNN Money
SINGAPORE (AP) -- Oil prices rose slightly to $107 Wednesday in Asia as investors waited for details of a proposed $700 billion plan to buy bad mortgage debt and stabilize the U.S. financial system. Oil traders are scrutinizing the plan because of its possible impact on the global economy -- and

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