Madely's Top 5
5. Kings/Hawks tonight
Game 2 between the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks goes tonight at 8. Chicago leads the series 1-0. The Habs and Rangers resume their series tomorrow night in New York. Rangers lead that series 2-0. The Miami Heat evened their series with the Indiana Pacers at 1-1 with an 87-83 win last night. Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs goes tonight at 9. The Spurs lead the series 1-0. The Toronto Blue Jays took their sixth win in seven road games with a 7-4 romp over the Boston Red Sox. They play Boston again tonight with the first pitch at 7:10pm.
4. Charles’ busy day
Prince Charles and Camilla have a full day ahead in Winnipeg today. They will be joined by Prime Minister Harper and meet with young people at aerospace and aviation day in Manitoba, as well as aboriginal leaders who will press Prince Charles on treaty and environmental issues. But the photo op likely to draw international coverage is when Charles is scheduled to feed a polar bear at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The royal visit made headlines in Britain's Daily Mail for what the tabloid reported was a remark in which Prince Charles likened Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler while talking to a woman who lost relatives in the Holocaust.
3. ‘Stylized trees’, not badminton rackets
The landscape architect behind the new public art pieces in Jack Purcell Park denies that what look like badminton rackets are not rackets at all, they are supposed to be stylized trees. Jerry Corush admits that while the initial design of the park was inspired by a Jack Purcell who became a national and world badminton player in the 1930s, and was born in Guelph, Ontario, he went back to the drawing board when he learned the park and adjacent community center were named after a different Jack Purcell.
2. Kemptville cemetery vandals caught
The OPP in Kemptville say a pair of 12-year-old girls and a 13-year-old boy responsible for destruction of tombstones at 8724 County Rd. 15 cemetery had never been in trouble before, and are being dealt with through the court divergent program. That means they must complete community service, will not have a criminal record, and could be required to help repair the damage. The three were questioned after a woman noticed preteens taking a newspaper out of her newspaper box and called police.
1. Campaign trail
With three weeks to go before the June 12 election, a new Abacus Data poll shows the Liberals and Conservatives tied at 33%, and the New Democrats at 26%. P.C. supporters appear to be more motivated, giving the Tories a small 3% lead over the Liberals and committed likely voters. However swing voters will make the difference in the election when the numbers are this close.
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8-9 - In Studio, David Akin, National Bureau Chief, Sun Media
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