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Madely's Morning Minute - February 03

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Monday February 03, 2014


Mark Sutcliffe in for Steve Madely


Madely's Top 5



5. Super blowout


It didn't go quite as everyone expected. But when the top offense in the NFL met the best defence, the defence prevailed. Seattle beat Denver 43-8 to win Super Bowl XLVIII. The tone for the game was set on the first play from scrimmage when the ball was snapped over Peyton Manning's head and went into the end zone for a safety.


4. Another great actor gone


Philip Seymour Hoffman is being remembered as the greatest character actor of our time. Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment yesterday after an apparent drug overdose. He was 46. Hoffman won an Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote in 2005. Less than a year ago, Hoffman confirmed in an interview that he had recently used drugs again after being clean for 23 years.


3. Vet quits Tories


A retired Canadian soldier who has spoken out on behalf of injured soldiers is quitting the Conservative party. Barry Westholm is a retired sergeant major. He's also director of Armed Forces Engagement for Canadian Veterans Advocacy. According to the Citizen, he's turning in his Conservative membership because the government is showing a lack of respect and indifference toward veterans.


2. Keystone still a question mark


The White House says it still needs more time to decide about the Keystone pipeline. On Friday, the US State Department released a report that put to rest many of the environmental concerns about the proposed pipeline. The report concluded the pipeline would not significantly boost greenhouse gas emissions or Canadian oil sands output. But other agencies and government departments have been given 90 days to respond to the report.


1. Math is hard


The math skills of elementary students are in decline in Ontario. That's according to a new report from the Fraser Institute. The co-author of the study, Peter Cowley, told CFRA yesterday that there has been a significant decline in math scores in Grade 3 and Grade 6. He said it's not a problem that you can just throw money at. He said training of elementary school teachers is crucial.



Coming up today on Madely in the Morning:


7:40 - Mark's Top 5


7:55 - The News Challenge Contest. Today you could win:

  • Dinner from Milano's - a large pizza, onion rings, zucchini sticks and a 2 litre bottle of pop!
  • A family four pack to any Ottawa 67s home game at the Canadian Tire Centre.
  • A $50 gift certificate from 'The Bistro' at the Courtyard by Marriott Ottawa East. The Bistro offers a menu that's always a hit with healthy, delicious choices. Eat, drink, and connect at The Bistro.

8 - 9 - John Robson, CFRA Commentator-at-Large, Columnist and University of Ottawa History Professor



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!



Today's Lunch Bunch lineup:


Today on Rick Gibbons' Lunch Bunch Rick is joined by CFRA's Rob Snow and CTV News Anchor, Graham Richardson



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