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“Doc” Halladay Pitches A No-Hitter
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“Doc” Halladay Pitches A No-Hitter

Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay has done something no other pitcher has done since 1956. The pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies pitched a no-hitter in the playoffs.

A no-hitter means that Halladay, whose nickname is “Doc,” pitched to 28 batters, and not one of them was able to hit their way to first base. It may not sound that hard, but it is — and it doesn’t happen very often. Most pitchers go their whole careers without ever pitching a no-hitter.

And to do it in the playoffs is even rarer.

Canada Gets A New Governor-General
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Canada Gets A New Governor-General

David Johnston appointed Governor-General. Canada and the United States originally left England on very different terms. The United States broke ties with England completely, whereas Canada continued to be an English colony, accepting the British king or queen as its […]

Will Rob Ford be Mayor Miller's successor, or will he be overtaken? Stay tuned until Oct. 25!
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Toronto’s Mayoral Race

Who will become Toronto’s next mayor? That’s the question voters will answer on October 25, when they elect a new mayor to replace retiring Toronto Mayor David Miller. It has been an exciting race so far, largely because of a […]

Shera is the mascot for the 2010 Commonwealth Games
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Commonwealth Games

  Canadian athletes to arrive at Commonwealth Games tomorrow. Athletes around the world are gearing up for the Commonwealth Games, which begin in New Delhi, India on Oct. 3.  A team of 35 Canadians arrived last week at the event’s […]

“Saddle” Seats On Airplanes
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“Saddle” Seats On Airplanes

One way airlines reduce the cost of flights is to make passengers pay for any frills or extras such as meals, drinks, checked baggage and — as with one airline in Europe — even use of the washroom. Ireland’s Ryanair makes passengers pay one British pound to use the bathroom on the plane with a coin slot in the side of the door.

Now, a company called Aviointeriors has invented a new type of airline seat. It gives passengers less leg room than traditional seats, allowing airlines to pack more people into a plane. More people per plane means a lower cost for each person’s airline ticket.

The new seat resembles a saddle and provides just 58 cm of leg room compared with the 81 cm of leg room offered by traditional airline seats.

With the new seats, passengers would bear most of their weight on their legs, so the seats would only be useful for short flights, of no more than three hours.