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Morning Brew: November 13, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Monday, November 13, 2006:

Before you start reading this, do remember that it's election day here in Toronto, so you should be out voting right now. If you've already voted, well then good morning.

Whoever does win the election today will be coming into office in a newly-empowered city, as the City of Toronto Act starts to come into effect. Now let's hope they actually do something productive with their newfound power.

With crime being a central campaign point for today's election, it's sad to know that Toronto's Entertainment District was the site of a random shooting and a knife fight (where a police officer was stabbed) this past weekend.

If four years of med school wasn't enough, Australian researchers are saying that doctors should be using Google to help diagnose illness. I'm guessing the man who is being called "The New Messiah" of cancer research isn't using Google all that extensively for his work.

The Raptors keep faltering and the Leafs are scrounging up some wins as their old home, Maple Leaf Gardens, celebrated its 75th anniversary yesterday as it awaits its conversion into a grocery store.

Toronto's only playoff team this year, the Argonauts, fell to the Montreal Alouettes yesterday in a game that showed that Damon Allen might be getting a bit too old to play the game. The big question: is Ricky Williams going to stay?

The urge to eat them may be really strong, but Hershey is recalling several of its chocolate bars because of fears of salmonella poisoning. So put down the Oh Henry! and check with the company, as painful as that may be.


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