News for Youse: Springsteen will join McCartney, Robson will likely reopen, and Larry Hagman dies

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      Springsteen and McCartney CKNW Radio has quoted Red Robinson in a news story suggesting that Bruce Springsteen will appear on stage with Paul McCartney at tomorrow night's concert at B.C. Place.

      Psychiatric patient returns Charles Albert Hansen, 60, has gone back to the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Port Coquitlam following the issuance of a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest. For more details, go here.

      Robson Street may reopen City officials have recommended that council vote to restore traffic to the 800 block of Robson Street for the winter.

      Government funds skills training The B.C. government announced at the 30th annual export awards that it will spend $429,935 on training 125 people. For a full list of winners, go heree.

      Fleming speaks about Enbridge After attending the Joint Review Panel hearings on the proposed Northern Gateway Project, NDP environment critic Rob Fleming has claimed that the B.C. Liberal government has no plan to stop the Enbridge pipeline.

      Egyptian president under fire The judiciary in Egypt has suspended operations after President Mohamed Morsi announced that his government's decrees cannot be overturned until there's a new constitution.

      Arafat's body to be exhumed Experts plan to retrieve former Palestinian Liberation Authority leader Yasser Arafat's body from his tomb in Ramallah on Tuesday (November 27) to determine if his 2004 death in Paris was caused by radioactive polonium-210 poisoning. See more details here.

      Larry Hagman dies Actor Larry Hagman, who played J.R. Ewing on Dallas and costarred on I Dream of Jeannie, has died in hospital at the age of 81 after suffering cancer.


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      A. MacInnis

      Nov 24, 2012 at 12:39pm

      Wow! That's TWO superstars I wouldn't pay good money to see on ONE stage at the SAME time! Maybe we could add Prince, Axl, Madonna, and (token Canadian) Bryan Adams, then offer $5 tickets so we could be filmed in the audience cheering, like Metallica did!

      ...I still wouldn't go...!


      Nov 25, 2012 at 2:36am

      That's nice A. MacInnis....just like to see your name and lame opinions in print, don't you...?

      A. MacInnis

      Nov 25, 2012 at 8:48am

      Oh, come on. I'd be more inclined to see a show of Paul McCartney's paintings than his music.

      ...And Bruce Springsteen is a demagogue all the way through. He's GOOD at faking it - he's not untalented as a songwriter - but it doesn't make him sincere, and on some level, his Woody Guthrie pretentious are actually kind of OFFENSIVE, given his ticket prices, ain't they? Go read Richard Meltzer's essay "One Commie Wrong About Bruce" (in A WHORE JUST LIKE THE REST, which title, by the by, is Meltzer referring to himself, not Springsteen). The Boss should be sentenced to spend the rest of his life touring for no recompense, playing only for low-income families, to atone for his years of hypocrisy - either that, or he should run for President of the United States. He would make a GREAT candidate for the Democrats...

      But seriously: do not feed the troll on this one, folks. I've got other stuff to do this weekend.

      A. MacInnis

      Nov 25, 2012 at 10:14am

      By the way, since I'm clearly seeking negative attention on this one, I just took the time to disagree with myself on both of my comments above. Eat your heart out, Michael Mann!

      Another Hmmm

      Nov 25, 2012 at 11:58am

      No you don't A. have nothing else to do....and you know it!
      You angry little man! Too funny!

      A. MacInnis

      Nov 25, 2012 at 12:58pm

      I am NOT little, I stand just under 6", am rather fat, and I am presently ass-deep in reorganizing my apartment! So there!

      John Lucas

      Nov 26, 2012 at 12:37pm

      Larry Hagman may be gone, but his eyebrows will live on forever.

      A. MacInnis

      Nov 27, 2012 at 11:21am

      Hey, you people agreeing with my comment asking y'all to disagree with me are real perverts, you know?

      Nadine Erickson

      Nov 29, 2012 at 5:09pm

      Paul McCartney no longer has a voice. He should spend his time mentoring promising young musicians and spending his vast wealth improving the lot of humankind.

      b smith

      Nov 30, 2012 at 10:42am

      I have to say, if it was me I would have definately run the Exhuming Arafat's corpse to check for plutonium poisoning ahead of the McCartney/Springsteen thing.