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Madely's Morning Minute - Aug. 18

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Rick's Top 5

 

5. Fury settle for a draw

 

A last minute goal by Tommy Heinemann gave the Ottawa Fury a draw against the visiting San Antonio Scorpions in front of nearly 4,300 fans at TD Place.
Meantime, Manotick's Brad Fritsch carded an eighth place finish at the PGA's Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. yesterday, despite going into the final day of action in second place. For Fritsch to keep his PGA card, he must qualify through a four game playoff series, exactly the route he successfully navigated last year to keep his card.

 

4. Violence in Ferguson

 

The Missouri National Guard has been ordered into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson in an attempt to restore order as the community continues to be marred by violence and protests following the shooting of a black teen by police nine days ago. Last night, police fired tear gas and smoke bombs in a bid to disperse the crowd of angry protestors who approached a police command post. In the meantime, authorities have ordered a federal autopsy of the teen victim's body in a bid to assure the family of 18-year-old Michael Brown that there would be a thorough investigation into the shooting.

 

3. South-end gun fire

 

The Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Unit is investigating the latest incident of gunfire in the city. Early Sunday morning, residents of the quiet south end neighbourhood of McCarthy Road heard half a dozen shots fired into two townhomes, one empty, the other the home to a young family. CTV quotes residents as saying the shots came after two men were heard arguing in the parking lot.

 

2. CMA marijuana debate

 

Medical marijuana will be high on the agenda today when delegates gather in Ottawa for the annual meeting of the Canadian Medical Association. The CMA has voiced strong concerns about the lack of clinical evidence to support the use of marijuana as medical therapy. The CMA says many doctors are being pressured to prescribe marijuana contrary to their training and ethics.

 

1. Trudeau home burglarized

 

The RCMP is reviewing its security policies following a weekend break-in at the Ottawa home of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. No one was injured in the incident, although the family is said to be a little shaken by the incident. Trudeau was not home at the time of the incident, but his wife and children were inside when the intruder snuck in through an unlocked back door. The Toronto Star reports a note was left on top of a number of large kitchen knives and contained a warning not to leave the door unlocked in future.

 


Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:

 

7:10 - Marijuana advocate Marc Emery

 

7:40 - Rick's Top 5

 

7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. You could win:

  • A $50 gift card for Popeye's Supplements. Come celebrate their 10th anniversary this weekend with huge savings at all 6 Ottawa locations. Visit www.popeyescanada.com
  • A foursome of golf at the Metcalfe Golf Club - 9 & 18 hole courses. Visit metcalfegolf.com to book your tee time now!

 

8:10 - Cam Battley, Vice President of Communications for Bedrocan Canada, a leading licensed producer of medicinal cannabis

 

8:40 - Ottawa REDBLACKS Quarterback Henry Burris

 


Coming up today on CFRA:

 

Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom - 9-10am --- A one-hour, interactive and topical program hosted by Mark Sutcliffe that lets you communicate your point of view through e-mail, phone, and by Twitter!

 


 

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