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We love ya, Clara

"Clara seemed to do well, cycling to her strengths. It just wasn't her day that nobody else wanted to break off hard on the uphills/downhills."

-- Winnipeg Free Press commenter kinthelt lauds Clara Hughes' performance at the Olympics.

 

The clock was ticking

"If only there had been time for Douglas to defend herself this week, the world might have righted itself faster and again become rational."

-- Heather Mallick, Canadian commentator, takes in the Justice Lori Douglas hearings, which are to reconvene in September.

 

Nothing to worry about here

"There are tens of thousands of Americans and Canadians who fit the profile of someone like the shooter in Colorado. We can see them, they're depressed, they're angry, they're always complaining that someone else is taking credit for their achievements... It doesn't mean they'll go on a rampage."

-- U.S author and criminologist James Fox

 

Explaining Rob Ford, part 1

"'When Mr. Ford says, 'I don't care if you're white, pink or purple,' he means what everyone else means when they say, 'I don't care if you're white, pink or purple.' He means you are black."

-- Columnist Tabatha Southey explains the mayor of Toronto.

 

Explaining Rob Ford, part 2

"I hope this has been useful and please do come and visit us. As yet, we have no moat, just a mayor, and his brother, who continue to attempt to govern Toronto as if it were their tree fort."

-- Columnist Tabatha Southey explains the mayor of Toronto, again.

 

The old grey mare goes dotty

"Her garden is right out of a fairy tale. It was transformative. I thought, 'Can we transport this to the WAG?' "

-- Winnipeg Art Gallery executive director Stephen Borys explains why the WAG is in full bloom this summer with artist Ewa Tarsia's Green...Grass...Dot... installation.

 

Loud and proud

"The beginnings of the songs start in an intimate place and end up as an operatic scream fest."

-- Divo tenor David Miller reveals the highly successful sound of the super-group, which performed in Winnipeg this week.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 4, 2012 J2

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