Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
If you just believe
"We want the next generation of young girls to dream of being in the Olympics and getting a medal around their necks. If we can instil in them just the belief that this can happen, then we have done our jobs."
-- Christine Sinclair, captain of Canada's women's Olympic soccer team, bronze medal winner and flag-bearer at the Games' closing ceremony.
Next stop: the future
"Eras of vast technological change -- like the Industrial Revolution or digitization -- induce terrible anxiety in people, causing them to watch Mad Men with nostalgia or buy watches with three moving hands. There is no need for this."
-- Heather Mallick, Canadian commentator, ponders the effect of e-books on the book publishing industry.
Location, location, location
"Ownership needs to get its own house in order, as well. Getting rid of money pits such as the Phoenix Coyotes would be a good start. Relocating a dud franchise to Winnipeg proved highly successful last season, and if the players are serious about their revenue-sharing cause, they'll demand a move from Phoenix to Quebec City or Seattle, where hockey fans actually reside."
-- Gary Lawless, Free Press sports columnist, sets the NHL negotiators straight.
There's no place like home
"My veins run with cheese, bratwurst and a little Spotted Cow, Leinenkugels and some Miller... I was raised on the Packers, Badgers, Bucks and Brewers."
-- Paul Ryan, Wisconsin congressman and Mitt Romney's running mate in the U.S. presidential election.
Beats a 21-gun salute
@sallykohn I think we'll be snapping thongs/pushup bras in her honour!
-- Tweeter 7Calypso suggests a unique way to honour Helen Gurley Brown who died this week at 90.
Like seeing a ghost
"I thought 'Oh my god, it's Jack Layton,' "
-- Olivia Chow, NDP MP for Trinity-Spadina, and Jack Layton's widow, visited the Winnipeg movie set of Smilin' Jack: the Jack Layton story.
Those Prairie skies
"On returning to Winnipeg to visit months later, I found myself driving through the downtown core at dusk. I was in awe of the Exchange District juxtaposed with the skyscrapers; the faded advertisements on the sides of turn-of-the-century buildings. In its own gritty way, it was so wonderfully beautiful, the wide-open sky, and the way the Prairie sunset seeped in between the buildings. Anything but milquetoast."
-- Jenny Ford, Free Press editorial intern, ponders why her generation is so sure Winnipeg is not the place to be.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition August 18, 2012 A1
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