February 26th, 2017

Southern People

Facing the music: Sunrise Records to move into 70 closing HMV locations

By David Friend, The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

TORONTO – Sunrise Records is placing a major bet on Canadian music sales with plans to move into 70 retail spaces being vacated by HMV Canada. The Ontario-based music retail chain has negotiated new leases with mall landlords across the country. Sunrise’s expansion gives the company a quick foothold in the Canadian music scene just ... Read More »

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Joseph Wapner, star of ‘The People’s Court,’ dead at 97

By The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that his father died at home in his sleep. Joseph Wapner was hospitalized a week ago ... Read More »

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Injured Milos Raonic withdraws, Sock wins Delray Beach Open

By Cindy Shmerler, The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Top-seeded Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the Delray Beach Open final because of a hamstring injury, giving the title to Jack Sock. Raonic pulled out Sunday. The 26-year-old Canadian, the fourth-ranked player in the world, slightly tore his right hamstring Saturday night in his semifinal victory over Juan Martin del Potro. ... Read More »

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Police say drunk driver caused Mardi Gras crash that hurt 28

By Rebecca Santana, The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

NEW ORLEANS – Authorities on Sunday identified the man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans while intoxicated. The New Orleans Police Department issued a statement identifying the man as 25-year-old Neilson Rizzuto. Online jail records showed Rizzuto was arrested on a number of charges and was being ... Read More »

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NDP leadership race expands with Charlie Angus entering the fold

By Kristy Kirkup, The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

OTTAWA – And then there were two. Ontario MP Charlie Angus officially entered the NDP leadership race Sunday – a competition that’s expected to start heating up soon with a debate scheduled for next month in Ottawa. In an interview with The Canadian Press, Angus said the New Democrat race will be about renewing the ... Read More »

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Son says Joseph Wapner, unlikely TV star, dead at 97

By The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – A family member says Joseph Wapner, who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, has died. He was 97. David Wapner said his father died Sunday at home in his sleep. He said his father was hospitalized a week ago with breathing problems ... Read More »

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NewsAlert: ‘People’s Court” judge Joseph Wapner has died

By The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Joseph Wapner, who presided over “The People’s Court” on TV, has died... Read More »

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‘An engineering feat’: Workday traffic flows during Halifax bridge overhaul

By The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

HALIFAX – The 46th and final section of the decades-old Macdonald Bridge has been replaced, finishing the nearly two-year-long effort to redeck the suspension bridge spanning Halifax Harbour. The Macdonald Bridge, which is one of two overpasses connecting Halifax with its sprawling suburbs, has been closed on weekends since March 2015 while crews did the ... Read More »

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s double wins League Cup for Man United

By Rob Harris, The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

LONDON – Zlatan Ibrahimovic powered in a late header to win the League Cup for Manchester United on Sunday, sealing a 3-2 victory over Southampton after a two-goal lead was thrown away by Jose Mourinho’s side. It was Ibrahimovic’s second goal in the final after putting United ahead from a free kick, taking the 35-year-old ... Read More »

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Canadian tennis star Raonic withdraws from Delray Beach final with injury

By The Canadian Press on February 26th, 2017

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the final of the Delray Beach Open with an injury, according to the tournament’s Twitter account. Raonic, the tournament’s top seed, was to face American Jack Sock in the final. Sock wins the title in a walkover and will play Canada’s Jesse Levine ... Read More »

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Family representative says actor Bill Paxton has died

By Lindsey Bahr, The Associated Press on February 26th, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Bill Paxton, a prolific and charismatic actor who had memorable roles in such blockbusters as “Apollo 13” and “Titanic” while also cherishing his work in “One False Move” and other low-budget movies and in the HBO series “Big Love,” has died from complications due to surgery. He was 61. A family representative ... Read More »

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