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Madely's Morning Minute - March 20

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Thursday March 20, 2014


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5. Unhappy Sen


Clarke MacArthur called his Senators team "lackadaisical" on some plays. With only 14 games left, MacArthur blames being so far out of playoff hopes on the club's efforts and not competing hard enough. He also said he feels bad for the goalies. Meantime, the Can-Am baseball league commissioner is expressing his confidence they will be playing in Ottawa by 2015, but the search for an owner continues. He said the league will run the team if it has too, they've signed a 10-year lease.


4. Ukraine seems to surrender


Ukraine announces mass troop withdrawals from Crimea in what appears to be a surrender of the strategic peninsula to the Russians. Moscow-loyal forces have seized control of two naval bases hours after masked Russian-speaking troops forced their way into Ukraine's main naval base. Ukrainian soldiers were seen to stream out, carrying their belongings in bags. How many retreating troops Ukraine will have to absorb is unclear.


3. Conviction in Kajouji death overturned


The Minnesota Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of William Melchert-Dinkel, the former nurse who was found guilty of assisting suicide in the death of Nadia Kajouji, the Carleton University student who was 18 at the time of her death. The court ruled the language in the state's assisted-suicide law relating to "encouraging" suicide is unconstitutional under guarantees of free speech.


2. Father Joe jailed


Some parishioners at Blessed Sacrament Church say Father Joe LeClair will have their full support when he is released from serving his one-year jail sentence, though it's likely he won't serve the whole year. The popular priest admitted to taking $130,000 from parish funds and collection plate offerings between 2005-2011 to fuel his gambling addiction.


1. New development in missing jet


The latest and brightest hope for the discovery of missing Malaysian flight 370 is so far coming up empty. After initial overflights of an area southwest of Perth, Australia, there is no sign of the two large sections of possible wreckage debris spotted by satellite. The larger of the two objects measured 24 meters or approximately 80 feet long and appeared to be floating on water that is several thousand meters deep in a remote and little travelled section of ocean between Australia, southern Africa and Antarctica.


Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


Ongoing coverage of the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

7:10 - CFRA'S GETAWAY… TO HAWAII - 580 CFRA Getaways are back!  We're giving away trips for two to destinations around the globe. 
This CFRA Getaway takes a winner and their guest on a Hawaiian cruise, courtesy of Expedia CruiseShipCentres, Kanata, Norwegian Cruise Lines and WestJet! It's a 7 night cruise around the Hawaiian Islands with a Balcony Cabin, economy airfare for 2 from Ottawa and most meals are included!
Listen for your name. If you hear it, you have until 7:30 to call in and be eligible to win the Grand Prize.
And keep listening all day! Names will be called during Mark Sutcliffe's Chatroom in the 9 o'clock hour, Rick Gibbons' Home Page in the 2 o'clock hour and during Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition in 4 o'clock hour.
Contest closes Friday March 28th. The Grand Prize winner will be announced live on Madely in the Morning on Monday March 31st.


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

  • A pair of tickets to the Ottawa-Gatineau International Autoshow. 3 levels. 7 pavilions. 29 manufacturers. And almost 300 vehicles. This Thursday to Sunday at the Ottawa Convention Centre.
  • A pair of Orchestra Level seats to see the progressive rock band, "Yes" at the National Arts Centre on March 30.
  • A pair of tickets to the REDBLACKS opening game! Don't miss the historic return of CFL football! Only chance to secure your seat for the home opener! Be the first to attend a game at TD Place! Can't-miss deal! Tickets available at

8:10 - Dr. Mesana, incoming President and CEO of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, AND Jim Orban, President of the UOHI Foundation


8:40 - Dr. Terry Ruddy, Cardiologist and former chief of cardiology at the Heart Institute, AND Jim Orban, President of the UOHI Foundation

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute Telethon is this Sunday on CTV Ottawa.


Coming up today on CFRA:


Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition - 3p-6p --- Rob Snow's Afternoon Edition covers breaking news and updates you on what's developed in the stories you heard on the way to work this morning! From interesting short features and reporter de-briefings, to breaking business news updates, traveller's weather, interviews with newsmakers, and open phone segments to let you hear what your neighbours are saying about the biggest stories of the day.

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