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Thursday October 11, 2012 7:00 
7:00
Steve Bartlett: 
Good morning!
That's the view from The Telegram-Ches Penney Family YMCA this morning.
It's a damp one and I didn't wear a rain jacket.
My mother would be ticked!
Here's what Environment Canada forecasted at 5:30 am...

Today
Periods of drizzle changing to a few showers this afternoon. Amount 2 mm. Fog patches this morning. Wind becoming southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 near noon. High 14.

Tonight
A few showers ending this evening then partly cloudy. Fog patches this evening. Wind southeast 40 km/h gusting to 60 becoming southwest 40 gusting to 70 this evening. Low 7.

Friday
Mainly sunny. Wind southwest 40 km/h gusting to 60. High 13.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:00 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:04 
7:04
Steve Bartlett: 
That's this morning's front page.
The headlines...
• Residents rally around school — Proposal to close Catalina Elementary angers community, draws 200 people to meeting
• Cyber-bullying on agenda for Atlantic status of women ministers — Charlene Johnson to launch violence prevention project today
• Night flights not unreasonable: industry association — Regulator reviewing report submitted by offshore operators
• Five-year-old report spotlighted wait lists — Frustration of parents continues over lineup for assessments
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:04 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 
A number of Metro area schools closed for teacher professional development today, according to Eastern district's website.
They are Cape St. Francis Elementary, Cowan Heights Elementary, MacDonald Drive Elementary, Mary Queen of Peace, Rennies River Elementary, and Roncalli Elementary.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:07 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 
Drivers, get ready to do a little happy dance...
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:09 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:09 
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Dana Meadus from Canadian Blood Services will be live on our morning live blog just after 8 a.m.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:12 StJohnsTelegram
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:16 
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Steve Bartlett: 
Seeing many of these around, because...

"Earwigs also enjoyed the warm summer"

The warm, dry season may have kept the mosquitoes and blackflies at bay during the summer, but it hasn’t stopped earwigs from invading the city of St. John’s this fall. In fact, the weather may have increased their numbers.

“For a lot of insects, this year is worse,” said Lloyd Hollett, owner of the Newfoundland Insectarium in Reidville. “They like moisture, but when it’s really wet and rainy, fungus and dampness kills them.” ... http://bit.ly/Vv3Z70
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:16 Steve Bartlett
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RT @RoadQueen03: Rain and drizzle Marystown to Goobied #nltraffic
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:16 StJohnsTelegram
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:21 
7:21
Steve Bartlett: 
Here's the view from the webcam at the St. John's International Airport...
All arrivals are either on time or a little early this morning.
As for departures, Provincial Airlines flight PB901 to Deer Lake and Wabush won't be leaving until 10 a.m.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:21 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:24 
7:24
Steve Bartlett: 
Here's the front page of today's sports section.
The local sports headlines...
• INTERMEDIATE BASEBALL: Feildians trounce Raiders to cop title
• SENIOR SOFTBALL: Imagewear stays alive, force Game 7
• BASKETBALL: Mertro hoops league opens tonight
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:24 Steve Bartlett
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Accident at intersection Allandale and PPD. RNC on site. Van in turn lane. Debris in intersection. #nltraffic @590VOCM @cecilhaire
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:25 Kimberlydaisy
7:25
Ok people! RDF, water on roads. STOP tailgating! #nltraffic
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:25 Kimberlydaisy
7:29
Steve Bartlett: 
In other news headlines this morning...
• Dunderdale says stopping bullying starts with parents
• The government wants to talk moose
• Three moose poachers fined a total of $12,900
* Man who went on drunk rampage found guilty on many counts — Sentencing hearing has been set for Nov. 1
• Coyote sightings and attacks on pets have to be expected, biologist says
• Liberals get ready for 'pivotal' party meeting in Gander — Grits hope to regroup after province-wide 'renewal tour'
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:29 Steve Bartlett
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Got pics you'd like to share with us today? Simply include #telynl when tweeting.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:30 StJohnsTelegram
7:32
Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:32 
7:35
Steve Bartlett: 
In our business headlines this morning...
• Labour force needs more local workers: experts — Unemployed, 'underutilized' workers are another piece in the labour puzzle
• Premier rejects findings of latest report on Muskrat Falls
• Calls made for expressions of interest for Julienne Lake
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:35 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:39 
7:39
Steve Bartlett: 
Tonight's MusicNL Week event...
A Night with HEAVY WEATHER
9:00pm - 12:00pm - The Ship
Sponsored by MusicNL
$12 in advance at Fred's Records and MusicNL office. $15 at the door
Join Justin Davis from www.heavyweather.ca for a night of new video screenings and performances from some of the sites featured artists.

Performances by Steve Maloney, Joanna Barker, Sherry Ryan, Andrew James O'Brien, East of Empire and Hear/Say.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:39 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 
What do you think of this...

"Bad news stories appear to boost reactivity to stressors in women, not men"



TORONTO - It's said that no news is good news. But what's the effect of bad news in the media?

For women, exposure to negative news stories may make them more reactive to subsequent stressful situations, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal PLoS One, which did not see that same response in men...
http://bit.ly/TAj7PX
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:44 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:44 
7:45
Steve Bartlett: 
A grey foggy day. Perhaps there's a song in there.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:45 Steve Bartlett
7:47
Steve Bartlett: 
And speaking of songs, did you happen to catch this one on YouTube?

Janet Cull, Chris Kirby, Dana Parsons & Don-E Coady doing Simani's "Music and Friends."

http://bit.ly/SNvQgt

Awesome!
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:47 Steve Bartlett
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Foggy and wet on the ORR. Slow down and turn on your lights! #nltraffic
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:47 Al_J_70
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Steve Bartlett
Premier Kathy Dunderdale helps serve healthy breakfasts at MacDonald Drive Junior High Wednesday morning. Speaking to reporters, she talked about recent bullying incidents that have made headlines around the province. — Photo by James McLeod/The
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:55 
7:55
Steve Bartlett: 
Dunderdale says stopping bullying starts with parents
http://bit.ly/Q0vvSU
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:55 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus from Canadian Blood Services will be a guest on our morning blog in just a few minutes.
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:56 StJohnsTelegram
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Steve Bartlett
Residents rally around school Catalina Elementary is one of five schools in the Eastern School District to be recommended for closure in June 2013. — Photo by Laura Button/TC Media Catalina Elementary is one of five schools in the Eastern School Di
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:59 
7:59
Steve Bartlett: 
Residents rally around school — Proposal to close Catalina Elementary angers community, draws 200 people to meeting
http://bit.ly/WV46qO
Thursday October 11, 2012 7:59 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 
The Telegram Saves Lives is back next week.
The series of blood donour clinics was quite a success last year and we're hoping to do better this year.
We want to get 250 people through the door at 7 Wicklow Street.
Joining me this morning to talk about the clinic and the need for blood is Dana Meadus of Canadian Blood Services.
Good morning, Dana.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:02 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
Good morning Steve, thanks for having me.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:03 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett: 
My pleasure. Can you tell me about the need for blood right now?
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:03 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
The need for blood is constant and the need is always higher going into and coming out of long weekends like Thanksgiving.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:04 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett: 
Is the number of donors up or down this year?
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:05 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
The donor base is not where it should be. Our regular donors that come through the door every 56 days are aging and won't be able to donate for much longer. Other challenges that we're having is travel, so many people are traveling to Maleria risk places which puts a deferal on their ability to donate. We need people to take an hour and come in and help save a life.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:08 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett: 
We hope our initiative helps with that. Can you tell me about the success of last year's Telegram Saves Lives campaign?
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:09 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
We're going into our 3rd Annual Telegram Saves Lives Campaign and it's been extremely successful each year. The staff at The Telegram really come together as a team and helps drive donors through our doors. The editorial pieces that you do for us is priceless and we're extremely thankful for all your support. We're hoping to see 250 people come through the doors at 7 Wicklow Street next week and help make a difference to the blood system.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:11 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett: 
What do you say to people who might be on the fence about it? Those who want to give blood, but don't for various fears.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:12 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
I always suggest that they drop into our clinic to see what it's like, the unknown is what scares people. There is no pressure to donate but I'd love the opportunity to show people the process and answer any questions. BRING A FRIEND, that always helps ease the fears. Or if you have any questions you can call 1-888-2-DONATE and speak with a nurse.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:13 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett: 
What times can people donate next week, as part of the Telegram Save Lives Campaign?
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:14 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
Monday: 3-7pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 11-3pm
Thursday: 11-7pm
Friday: 9-1pm
For those that can't donate but would like to support us can encourage a friend or family member to donate or "Like" us on Facebook @ NLBlood
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:15 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett: 
Should people call ahead and make an appointment?
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:16 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
We always encourage people to book appointments but walkins are also welcome!
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:17 Dana Meadus
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Dana Meadus: 
People can call 1-888-2-DONATE or book online www.blood.ca
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:17 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett: 
Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:17 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
I really appreciate you inviting me to speak/type with you this morning and I look forward to another successful year of The Telegram Saves Lives!

People can make a difference and I'm asking all residents of NL to step up next week and donate blood for all hospital patients in need.

Thanks Steve!
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:18 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett: 
Thanks Dana, for joining us this morning. Have a great day!
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:18 Steve Bartlett
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Dana Meadus: 
You too!
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:18 Dana Meadus
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:19 
8:22
Steve Bartlett: 
That graphic is for a series we're beginning tomorrow on an extensive survey about life in the metro region.
Business reporter Dan MacEachern is at the launch of the suvey, and has been tweeting about it.
Here are some of his posts...
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:22 Steve Bartlett
8:23
Steve Bartlett: 
Daniel MacEachern ‏@TelegramDaniel

At the Board of Trade/MQO/Cape Consulting breakfast for the release of the results of the City Matters survey. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:23 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 
Survey done in St. John's, Moncton, Halifax. 400 residents surveyed in St. John's census metropolitan area. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:23 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 

Daniel MacEachern ‏@TelegramDaniel

Quality of life: 67 per cent of St. John's residents gave city 8, 9 or 10 out of 10. The older you are, the happier you are. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:23 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 

Daniel MacEachern ‏@TelegramDaniel

On the other hand, just 11 per cent of residents gave the same marks to St. John's availability of affordable housing. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:24 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 

Daniel MacEachern ‏@TelegramDaniel

52% gave high marks to the area's "vibrant economy" but just 33% gave similar marks to actual job opportunities. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:24 Steve Bartlett
8:24
Steve Bartlett: 

Daniel MacEachern ‏@TelegramDaniel
On the other hand, just 11 per cent of residents gave the same marks to St. John's availability of affordable housing. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:24 Steve Bartlett
8:25
Steve Bartlett: 

Daniel MacEachern ‏@TelegramDaniel
St. John's 67 per cent for overall quality of life worse than Moncton's 69 per cent, better than Halifax's 57 per cent. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:25 Steve Bartlett
8:25
Steve Bartlett: 

Daniel MacEachern ‏@TelegramDaniel

Satisfaction with municipal services — people most happy with police services (47%), least with road maintenance (14%). #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:25 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 
OK, that's some of the early details of the survey. We'll start picking up Dan's Tweets as he posts them.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:26 Steve Bartlett
8:26
Good value for municipal taxes? 22%. Public transportation, 21%. Green spaces, 41%, and recreation facilities, 37%. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:26 TelegramDaniel
8:26
Proposal to close Catalina Elementary angers community, draws 200 people to meeting . ow.ly/eomhd #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:26 StJohnsTelegram
8:27
Differences within and outside St. John's. SJ residents happier with public transportation, less satisfied with snow-clearing. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:27 TelegramDaniel
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St. John's 38% overall satisfaction with municipal services. Moncton: 41%, Halifax: 25%. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:28 TelegramDaniel
8:28
Steve Bartlett: 
Here's one tweet on the Municipal Matters survey that didn't come in on our feed...

Good value for municipal taxes? 22%. Public transportation, 21%. Green spaces, 41%, and recreation facilities, 37%. #telynl

What do you think?
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:28 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett: 




Dinner and roast to honour the Ven. John Dinn celebrating 25 years of ordained ministry. This event will take place Friday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at All Saint’s Parish Hall, Foxtrap, C.B.S. The cost is $30 per person. For tickets call Shirley Glynn at 368-9504.

For more community listings, see our Go Guide http://bit.ly/W5McC9
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:32 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:33 
8:35
Steve Bartlett
In this February 2012 file photo, Ashley Jones of St. John’s, a Techsploration Orientation to Trades and Technology Program graduate, works on removing spark plugs from a Ford Mustang engine at the Prince Philip Drive campus of the College of the No
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:35 
8:35
Steve Bartlett: 
Labour force needs more local workers: experts —Unemployed, ‘underutilized’ workers are another piece in the labour puzzle
http://bit.ly/OqnYkm
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:35 Steve Bartlett
8:36
36% strongly support, 35% support regional delivery of municipal services. 16% neutral, 11% opposed, 2% don't know. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:36 TelegramDaniel
8:38
Steve Bartlett: 
In case you've just logged on, business reporter Dan MacEachern is live tweeting from the launch of extensive survey of Metro residents.
We'll begin a series of stories on it in tomorrow's Telegram.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:38 Steve Bartlett
8:42
86% say it's important (44) or very important (42) to revitalize downtown, but only 20% feel the city's doing a good job of it. #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:42 TelegramDaniel
8:43
@TelegramDaniel is live tweeting from the launch of extensive survey of Metro residents. Our exclusive series begins in Friday's paper.
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:43 StJohnsTelegram
8:44
Corinne MacGillivray King of MQO Research, Craig Ennis of Cape Consulting Group reveal survey on greater metro. pic.twitter.com/2TMfDSwA
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:44 bsweettweets
8:45
More from the SJBoT "CityMatters" survey release (sponsored by The Telegram" btw!). #telynl tout.com/m/nn4fro?ref=t…
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:45 KeithGover
8:48
Steve Bartlett: 
We're picking winners of tickets to Sunday's MusicNL gala today.
For more... http://on.fb.me/QkPH3n
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:48 Steve Bartlett
8:48
RT @TelegramDaniel: Survey finds most people think heritage and development should both be part of downtown revitalization, but with mor ...
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:48 StJohnsTelegram
8:53
Steve Bartlett: 
The Telegram panel is on Out of the Fog tonight.
In case you missed last week's...
http://bit.ly/SSmjko
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:53 Steve Bartlett
8:54
TC MEDIA in NL reaches every major community in Newfoundland Labrador. Latest breaking news, video & more! #telynl pic.twitter.com/M4X420dq
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:54 reachingmoreNL
8:55
Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:55 
8:55
Good stuff here on whether people feel safe downtown, crime stats, etc. Too much to tweet all of it! #telynl
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:55 TelegramDaniel
8:58
Steve Bartlett: 

HEADLINE:
A day to get married, buy a lottery ticket, hold a debate? 10-11-12 is appealing date to some



NEW YORK, N.Y. - So what are you doing on Thursday?

Not you, Joe Biden and Paul Ryan — we already know you're a little busy with that debate thing. But others may be marking, in some way, the fact that Thursday is a special day, numerically speaking: It's 10-11-12...

http://bit.ly/RhRtCn
Thursday October 11, 2012 8:58 Steve Bartlett
9:01
Breakfast almost over — rushing through findings on health care satisfaction and how it stacks up in Atlantic region. NL least satisfied.
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:01 TelegramDaniel
9:02
Steve Bartlett: 
That's it for another morning.
Thanks for logging on. Join us again tomorrow morning from 7 to 9.
In the coming days, we'll be discussing that extensive survey of Metro resident Daniel MacEachern has been tweeting about. Here's the teaser for our series from today's paper...
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:02 Steve Bartlett
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Steve Bartlett
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:02 
9:03
Steve Bartlett: 
Until tomorrow, have the kind of day you enjoy!
SB_
Thursday October 11, 2012 9:03 Steve Bartlett
 
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