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Morning Brew: November 17, 2006

Your morning news roundup for Thursday, November 16, 2006:

Vasta is away on business (lucky devil), so I'll be brewing for you again this morning...

Just in, the Jays have signed Frank Thomas.

Heavy rains are swelling rivers across the province so please steer clear of any open water -- that means you too, curious photobloggers.

TTC Chair, Howard Moscoe, in a move to try and prove he really does have good ideas somewhere, is suggesting subway drivers be replaced by a computer-controlled system. The plan is supposed to boost rush-hour capacity by 40% by speeding up the service. Can someone clarify how it's the drivers who slow down service?

Eye Weekly also has some great ideas for a few ways to make Toronto a bit better. Vasta would like to point out that he heartily seconds the public washrooms suggestion.

After getting a court order in place, police have released photos of two suspected teenage armed robbers who attacked a taxi driver and another victim on the street.

The Globe & Mail is reporting more election news: Mayor Millor won in 42 or 44 wards. The two exceptions were in Ward 26 (Don Valley West), Pitfield's home turf, where she edged him out by 227 votes and Ward 25 (also Don Valley West) where 53 votes made the difference.

Toronto book stores are debating the new 'book' by OJ Simpson with which, let's face it, he's making hard cash admitting how he did the deed. Chapters/Indigo are set to shelve it while many smaller stores are planning to refuse it.

And lastly, believe it or not, someone actually paid a homeless guy to sit in a Playstation 3 line for them so they could get first dibs.

Image courtesy of the AnalPhilosopher.


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