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Toronto crack mayor takes a break for rehab

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford speaks during the kick off of his re-election campaign at a rally in the city's north end April 17, 2014Toronto (Canada) (AFP) – Toronto’s scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack, on Wednesday said he was taking a break to seek help for substance abuse. Dennis Morris, a lawyer for Ford — who has been campaigning for reelection despite having had his duties reduced in the wake of the scandal — told reporters Ford would attend a “facility that assists people with substance abuse difficulties.” The Toronto Sun reported that Ford would be taking a month to address his problems. The mayor, mired in scandal for months after being accused of unseemly behavior during a series of drunken rampages, has been stripped of most of his powers by Toronto city council.

Free Comic Book Day features costumed characters, artists and contests

Costumed characters, local artists, children’s activities, merchandise sales and, of course, free comics will help lure people to three local stores taking part in Free Comic Book Day Saturday.

Artist uses pedestrian medium to convey lofty ideas in Jasper Chalk Walk Arts Festival | GALLERY

Professional artists, amateurs and families will transform the sidewalks into a pedestrian art gallery in Downtown Jasper, Saturday, in the 11th annual Chalk Walk Arts Festival

Community players’ ‘Pirates of Penzance’ opens two-weekend run

More than two dozen local players will portray maidens, pirates and a modern major general in a community theater production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” opening Friday at the D’Alto Studio Theater.

Choral concert previews program USI Chamber Choir will tour Ireland performing

The University of Southern Indiana Women’s and Chamber choirs will present free public concert Sunday showcasing music for female voices and previewing concerts the Chamber Choir will perform on tour in Ireland this month.

Pictures and poetry share New Harmony art reception

Pictures and poetry will share a reception at the Women’s Institute and Gallery in New Harmony, Saturday.

Walter R. Walsh Dies at 106; Terrorized Gangsters and Targets

Mr. Walsh, an F.B.I. legend in the 1930s who joined the Marines during World War II, was still winning handgun awards and coaching Olympic marksmen at 90.

Days of art and music slated

Four dozen artists and eight musical acts will fill tables and take to the stage for the seventh annual Arts in Harmony festival Saturday and Sunday in New Harmony.

Gaither vocal group veterans will perform Friday in Evansville

Veterans of the Gaither Vocal Band -inger, songwriter and comedian Mark Lowry, along with Gospel great Russ Taff will bring an enjoyable evening of music, comedy and ministry to the Aiken Theatre at Old National Events Plaza in Evansville Friday at 7 p…

Death toll in Philippine clashes rises to 26

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Officials say the death toll in fighting between Philippine government troops and Muslim militants who launched a surprise attack to regain control of a captured jungle training encampment has risen to 26.

Knights silenced by Bears’ Buckley

Central defeated Castle, 6-2, in an SIAC rematch

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