News PAGE TWELVE CANYON NEWS APRIL 7, 2013 VI ’S C ORNER: “ BOO B OO” BEVERLY HILLS—My name is “Boo Boo,” and am I ever a lucky little boy! A very nice homeless man found me and didn’t want me to be homeless, too, so he brought me to the Friends of Animals Foundation, and now a loving home can be found for me. I was born about November 2012, so, I’m still a puppy. But, even so, I have very good manners, I get along great with dogs of all sizes, and I love people. Speaking of love, everyone that sees me seems to fall in love with me! I’ve heard everyone at FOAF and the Vet’s office, where I was taken for a checkup, say, ”Oh, I love him!” That sure makes me feel good! And, by the way, the doctor said, beside the fact that she loves me, that I’m in tip-top shape! Yes, I’m a Pit Bull Terrier, but please don’t let that turn you away. So many of us are abandoned and then not adopted because we, unfortunately, have a bad reputation. We are lovers, not fighters. Remember that there are By Vi Logan no bad dogs, only bad owners. So, I hope that you will come to see me, and you can be sure that I’ll show you what a lover I am. To see all of the other doggies and kitties that are here with me, you can check the website, which is: foafla.petfinder.com. Then all that you have to do is call for an appointment to see us. We’re all waiting! VOL. IX ISSUE 11, HOME DELIVERY $100 per year J OHN CLA RK GABLE SU SPEC TED OF DU I FRIENDS OF ANIMALS 310-479-5089 By Kyle Maloney By Helya Askari programs, while also designating high salaries for Odom’s close associates. One such associate includes secretary of the charity, Jerry DeGregorio, Odom’s long time friend and best man at his wedding. DeGregorio has received a $72,000 annual salary from the charity since its establishment. Odom started the charity in 2004 in honor of his mother, Cathy, who passed away from colon cancer when Odom was 12 years old. Odom’s wife, reality star, Khloe Kardashian Odom, has contributed to the foundation by selling apparel on eBay and giving “a portion of the proceeds to Lamar’s charity, ” as stated on her website. Odom and Kardashian have yet to release statements addressing the Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom. allegations. By Kyle Maloney Avenue between Hesby Street and Addi- jogger resisted Kies and managed to esson Street. Following this, Kies was said cape. to have gotten into a scuffle with a Mar“There’s a lot of things that happened shall’s Department Store security guard that went right for the victims,” said Capt. in Studio City when he was caught try- Justin Eisenberg of the North Hollying to steal women’s lingerie. wood Community Police Station at a As he fled the scene, witnesses took press conference held Tuesday, March 26. down Kies’s license plate number. “Each one of his victims refused to surAt around 1 p.m., Kies allegedly as- render.” saulted a female jogger at Tujunga Avenue At around 6 p.m., robbery homicide diand Sarah Street in Valley Village, again vision detectives located Kies in La Crestrying to force the victim into his car. The centa and arrested him when he report- D e c l a ra ti o n o f P r in c i pl e s WE PROMISE TO: 1.) Provide a community newspaper that tells all the news honestly without any political agenda, slant or spin. 2.) Allow commentary writers the freedom to express their opinions and views without interruption, censorship or persuasion. 3.) Provide members of the community (rich or poor) with the truth and a place to voice their concerns. 4.) Abstain from printing anything demeaning, calumniatory or potentially harmful to any living being. 5.) Maintain the highest level of journalistic integrity. APRIL 7, 2013 CLARK GABLE’S SON ARRESTED MALIBU—The son of renowned actor Clark Gable was arrested Tuesday, April 2, after a string of collisions along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. According to reports, John Clark Gable, 52, reportedly rear-ended a vehicle near the Malibu Pier around 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The motorist of the struck vehicle followed Gable, who was driving a white Ford Raptor pickup, and called 911 to report the crash. Officials said Gable proceeded to crash into six cars parked near Las Flores Canyon Road, consequently pushing one of the parked vehicles into the garage of a home. Investigators said it caused moderate to major damage to the structure, though there were no reported injuries. One eastbound lane on PCH was shut down due to clean-up and investigation of the crashes. This resulted in a traffic backup to the Malibu Pier. Courtesy of Facebook. SUSP ECT A RREST ED FOR KID NAPP ING AT TEMPT S STUDIO CITY—On Friday, March 22, Jason Kies was arrested in La Crescenta after a series of alleged kidnapping attempts that day. Kies, 37, was booked on eight felony counts, including two separate incidents of attempting to force two women in his car. Both women fought back and fled the scene. The first incident occurred earlier in the day when Kies reportedly tried to force the first victim into his GMC SUV on Ben EX TR A Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Laurel Canyon, Los Feliz, Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Melrose, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Westwood, West Hollywood & Hollywood Hills L A MA R OD OM A CCU S ED OF M IS U SI N G CH AR IT Y F U ND S LOS ANGELES—Clipper forward, Lamar Odom, is suspected of using funds from his foundation, Cathy’s Kids, to finance unrelated causes. The charity’s primary objective is generating “funds for education and awareness programs related to cancer” as well as financing under privileged inner-city kids, according to Lamar Odom’s official website. Agencies including Charity Navigator, Better Business Bureau and the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy have reported that Odom’s charity, along with other foundations started by notable athletes, have not been completely clear regarding the way in which they handle their finances. The charity has raised $2.2 million, but $1.3 million has been used to finance two junior league basketball Ad v er t is e 31 0 .2 77 .6 0 1 7 Carmen Claire Darshan David Glenn Grady Henry Helya Ivetta edly began to follow a lone female jogger on a side street close to the 210 Freeway. Lt. Alan Hamilton of the North Hollywood Community Police Station said there could be another potential kidnapping victim who has escaped and he urges her to come forward. According to Hamilton, Kies could have a history of attempted kidnapping, including that of an elementary school-aged girl in the San Fernando Valley. Kies’s bail is set at $4 million. N e w sr o o m St a f f Jessica C Joann Kristin Kyle LaDale Leanne Lily Luis Marion Michael S Nedda Rosana Rose Sami Smitha Skye Tim Tony Trevor Vi Winter Following the incident, Gable was taken to the hospital for a blood test when police suspected him of driving under the influence. He was then sent to the MalibuLost Hills Station for the suspected DUI along with hit and run. In October 2012, Malibu-Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station made public a new DUI mobile enforcement unit that is equipped to assist with screening, sobriety tests, and with collecting and retaining evidence of investigations. The results of Gable’s blood test have not been released, and according to the sheriff’s department, Gable posted $15,000 bail and left the station late Tuesday night. After the incident, Gable indicated to TMZ that he was not drinking, but admits to going unconscious at the wheel. He claims he has a history of brain aneurysms, one back in 2006 and another in 2009, and will see a doctor regarding his head as soon as possible. Jo hn C l ark G able . BE VERLY HILLS APPOINTS 2013 CITY COUNCIL BEVERLY HILLS—A newly elected mayor and city council members were sworn in, March 27, at a special council meeting and reception at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Fourth generation Beverly Hills resident, John A. Mirisch, was sworn in as the city‘s mayor and announced plans for his new term. During his speech, the newly appointed Mayor Mirisch, stressed the importance of government transparency. He said in order to bring about a connection in the community, council members need to be public servants rather than politicians. Lili Bosse was sworn in as vice mayor by Academy Award winning actor and Beverly Hills resident, Sir Sidney Poitier. Poitier said Bosse was the “most amazing” candidate to represent the city. Former mayor, Nancy H. Krasne (2009), was sworn in for another term on the city council. She said it is her duty to accurately represent the people of Beverly Hills and preserve the quality of life in the By Sami Mello city. Mirisch, Bosse and Krasne will serve with returning member Julian A. Gold, and last year’s mayor, William W. Brien on Beverly Hills’ 2013 city council. Over the years, Mirisch has consistently contributed to the wellbeing of Beverly Hills. He believes the amount of city employees should be regulated, along with their salaries, to ensure the city makes the most of its budget. Previously serving as the city’s vice mayor, Mirisch made drastic changes. He opposed a raise in residential water rates and created a new plan that would prevent the construction of commercial high-rise buildings within the city limits. Mirisch also redeveloped plans for the new Roxbury Park Community Center that would preserve green space without comproBrien, Krasne, Mirisch, Bosse and Gold. Photo courtesy of the City of Beverly Hills. mising natural resources. ating more livable neighborhoods and is To serve the city’s residents, Mirisch cre- ly Hills. Mirisch strongly advocates restoring currently leading the fight against Metro, ated the Cultural Heritage Commission aimed at preserving historical architec- parts of the city that are underdeveloped who has plans to dig a subway tunnel unture and the unique aesthetic of Bever- and underserved. He is committed to cre- der Beverly Hills High School. PAGE TWO News DIDDY IS V ICTIM OF SW ATTIN G PRANK LOS ANGELES—Music Icon, Diddy was a victim of a swatting prank at his Toluca Lake home on Tuesday, April 2. Police responded to a report made through the LAPD’s Internet relay system at 10:53 a.m. stating that a man was inside Diddy’s $5 million home with a deadly weapon. Once officers arrived on to the scene they found that the allegations were false. Actor, Steve Carrell’s home next door was also impacted as police locked down his residence as a precaution.Diddy was not at home when the incident occurred. Helya Askari Later in the day, singer Rihanna was also take part in swatting, as it diverts officers targeted, as police were notified that a from attending to other reports as well as person was shot just outside of her Pacific wastes tax payers dollars. Police have found some success in idenPalisades home, only to find that it was just tifying those who have taken part in such another false report. Chris Brown was also used as part of a pranks. Police arrested a 12-year–old boy in swatting prank when calls were made in- October for making the fake call that lead dicating domestic violence was occurring in- to the dispatch of a SWAT team to Ashton side the singer’s Hollywood home last Jan- Kutcher’s Hollywood Hills home last Ocuary. After arriving on the scene, officers tober. 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Over 150 exhibitors will be on display with different features, such as water and energy conservation, plumbing and ma- Carmen Herrera terial manufactures, and will have an “Ask ideas, always meet great people, and alan Expert” section by the American In- ways leave there excited about the sustainability movement." stitute of Architects Los Angeles. This year’s expo will feature over forty For ten years, the AltBuild Expo has helped the community in going more different speakers for the two-day span. “green” by providing information on The list includes local Water Resources conservation and ways to build a better Specialist Russell Ackerman, Director home for the betterment of the environ- of Sustainability Randy Britt, President ment, and has opened doors to meet new of the Pacific Cove Development Steve people of the community and professional Lappin and much more. The event will take place Friday, May 10 consultants within each field. "AltBuild is an institution in the green to Saturday May 11 from 10:00 a.m. to building community,” said Eric Corey 5:00 p.m. at the Santa Monica Civic AuFreed, author of organicARCHITECT, on ditorium. Admission is free and open to the AltBuild Expo website. “I've been the public. For more information about coming for years and always discover new the event taking place next month and the WEST HOLLYWOOD—The Abbey, a popular gay bar and restaurant in West Hollywood, is under scrutiny after two women reported they were drugged and raped by members of the staff. Because of the alleged incident, three employees of the Abbey have been cited in a multi-million dollar lawsuit with the vic- S P RI N G C L EA N U P Debris & Trash Removal You Gain PEACE OF MIND And MORE SPACE. 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Her career lasted over 60 years as she made her television debut at the age of 9 on the “Colgate Comedy Hour” and continued working throughout her early teenage years on television shows such as “Gidget,” “The Man Kyle Maloney From U.N.C.L.E.” and “The Munsters.” “My heart is breaking. The years on Franklin’s claim to fame was when she “One Day at a Time” were some of the took the role of Ann Romano on the pop- happiest of my life. Along with Pat (Harular TV sitcom “One Day at a Time.” The rington Jr.) and Mackenzie, we were a show began in 1975 and ran until 1984, family in every way. She taught me how having lasted nine seasons. to navigate this business and life itself Franklin played the mother to Valerie with grace and humor and to always be Bertinelli and Mackenzie Phillips on the true to yourself. I will miss her terribly.” show. Franklin’s husband was TV producer Her most recent credits include an ap- Marvin Minoff. Minoff died on November pearance on the daytime soap “The Young 11, 2009 at the age of 78. They were marand the Restless” along with the comedy ried for 29 years. “Hot in Cleveland,” which allowed As a devoted activist of many charities Franklin to be reunited with Bertinelli for and civic-oriented issues including AIDS care and research and the Stroke Assoone episode. Of Franklin’s passing, Bertinelli said, ciation of Southern California, Franklin MUSIC - 408 HAULERS - 410 EMPLOYEES OF THE ABB EY CHARGED WITH RAPE Sami Mello tims seeking $10,000,000 in damages each drugging and sexual offenses taking place. The bar is being cited for negligent traincase. While at The Abbey in 2011, two women, ing and failing to supervise its employees. The lawsuit, filed April 3, states an unon different occasions, claimed they were served drinks laced with the date rape drug, documented immigrant worker, Oscar Ihraheta was responsible for one of the attaken outside and then raped. 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Leno hosted the show for 22 years and decided to step down despite a contract with NBC that extend through 2014. The 62-yearold congratulated Fallon in a statement saying, “I hope you’re as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you’re the old guy. If you need me, I’ll be at the garage.” Fallon, 38, currently hosts the New York By Ivetta Babadjanian City based NBC show, "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon." Lorne Michaels, creator and producer of "Saturday Night Live," will take over as producer of the "Tonight Show." Fallon's replacement on "Late Night" has not been announced as of yet. This is the second time NBC has brought on another host to replace Leno as Conan O'Brien took his place for a span of about seven months. In a 2004 contract, it was announced that O'Brien would leave the "Late Night" show to host the "Tonight Show." 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Reports indicate that the actor suffered complications from his recent SANTA MONICA—The city is seeking new funds that will help transform its urbanized areas into green machines. On March 19, council members applied for a $700,000 grant from California’s Urban Greening Program to accumulate finances for the Expo Bikeway Greening and Marine Park Wash projects. The goal of the new projects is to improve public health, water quality and to protect natural resources, by “greening” urbanized areas, in order to create sustainable environments and more viable communities throughout California. According to city staff, the projects will help the city of Santa Monica reduce its PACIFIC PALISADES—Pop singer Rhianna is the latest target in a string of prank calls, known as celebrity swattings. Swatting is carried out by hackers who have illegally obtained celebrities FOR ADVERTISING PLEASE CALL 310-277-6017 irrigation to Marine Park. Several new pedestrian paths will also be installed. Plans for developing green ecosystems were put in place back in 2006, when Proposition 84 was passed. Prop 84 has allowed state legislature to set aside $70 million for urban greening projects to reduce energy consumption, conserve water and improve air and water quality in California. If Santa Monica’s application is approved, they will be rewarded with aid to help fund its projects. The grant application approval process will conclude in the summer of 2014 and all projects must be completed by summer 2016. By Sami Mello information. The hackers place a bogus 911 claiming there were armed men in call to the police in hopes of getting the house and that someone had been the SWAT team deployed on an un- shot, according to reports. suspecting celebrity's house. LAPD arrived on the scene shortly afDuring the swatting incident at Ri- ter they received the call and deterhanna's home, the perpetrator called mined the crime was a hoax. 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These projects are developed to improve The Bikeway, located between 17th Street landscape by installing new irrigation and Cloverfield Boulevard, along the future systems that will capture runoff to be used expo light rail, is planned to connect in watering green areas. downtown Los Angeles with Santa MoniSeveral different landscapes, modeled afca and is expected to be used by commuters ter seven Mediterranean-style ecosystems, and recreational users. The Wash is located will be planted along the Wash banks. The near the east side of Marine Park at the end city will then uses Los Angeles’ Penmar of 16th and 17th Streets. stormwater harvesting project to provide RIH ANNA LATEST SW AT TING VIC TIM INGREDIENTS AND DELIVERED DAILY. 310-405-5561 and his role as Uncle Vernon in the "Harry Potter" films. Griffiths is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Heather. URBAN GREENING GRANTS FOR SANTA MONICA FOOD PREPARED WITH FRESH ORGANIC GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE By Helya Askari heart surgery that lead up to his Tony award in 2006 for his role as Hecdeath. tor in the play “History Boys.” Griffiths was critically acclaimed for The actor’s recent works include his work in BBC’s “The Merry Wives of “Hugo” (2011), "Pirates of the Windsor” and was honored with a Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (2011) BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Police Department responded to a 911 call on Wednesday, April 2 at 4:55 a.m. to a “burglary in progress” on the 700 block of North Foothill Drive, according to the press release issued by the Beverly Hills Police Department. By Helya Askari The resident that made the call, witnessed hicles that were unlocked and broken into a male figure leaving the home, and also no- near the area where the call was made. ticed their garage door open even though the At around 6:30 a.m. officers found a man caller recalled their garage door was closed who they believed was the suspect sitting on when they retired for the evening. the bus bench directly in front of City Hall. Police also reported that they found 13 ve- After further investigation police found prop- erty, from the thefts that had occurred earlier that morning, in the suspects possession. The suspect is identified as 28 year-old Los Angeles resident, Timothy Alexander Johnson, and was later taken into custody for burglary and stolen property. Features & Entertainment PAGE FOUR CANYON NEWS APRIL 7, 2013 “BA TES MOTEL” WHAT’S WRONG WIT H NORMAN HOLLYWOOD—Episode 3 of the “Psycho” prequel “Bates Motel” titled, “What’s Wrong with Norman?” is appropriately so, as Norman (Freddie Highmore) begins to transform from the innocent-loving boy to the iconic, dark, twisted character that Anthony Perkins famously portrayed in the 1960 film. The show begins with Norman (Freddie Highmore) blacking out in school after severe visions of the graphic pamphlet that he alongside classmate Emma (Olivia Cook) have tried to uncover, that lands him in the hospital. Before the doctor can fully diagnose what's exactly wrong with Norman, he is rushed out by his dear mother. Things only get worse for the other members of the Bates’s family. Norma (Vera Farmiga) is once again under suspicion by Officer Romero (Nestor Carbonell). He arrives to her motel-this time with a search warrant. Then, resident bad-boy and outcast son, Dylan (Max Thieriot) begins his new job in the marijuana fields that Emma and Norman came across last week and almost lost their lives trying to escape. Though this may seem like a minor subplot, the illegal activity occurring in the mysterious White Pine Bay area By Carmen Herrera adds to the “psycho” factor of the show and seems more like destiny when considering the Bates. Norman begins to see strange illusions throughout the episode, and at times cannot come to terms on what is reality and not. Norman begins to visualize his mother in his room telling him things that he is thinking as reassurance. The ending of the episode, where Norman sees what could possibly be a new turn to the story, is not clear. Is it reality or just an illusion in Norman’s twisted head? We will find out Norma (Vera Farmiga) and Norman (Freddie Highmore) after his collapse. next week. The incest angle is still growing strong be- While Norma and Norman’s chemistry con- end. Fans will be surprised how fast an hour tween Norma and Norman. As Norma begins tinues to ignite, the discomfort for viewers alike goes by and find it difficult to wait a whole week to use and seduce Deputy Shelby (Mike Vogel) can be mutual. Love triangles in the show for the very next episode, which promises more to get him to side away from Officer Romero’s mostly consist of Norma-Norman-and whoever intensity. investigation, Norman becomes a bit jealous. threatens to get in the way of their loving reHighmore’s portrayal of Norman Bates is The jealousy is so apparent that even Dylan be- lationship. Farmiga and Highmore actually nothing short of astounding and right on key. gins to advise Norman to stop becoming so de- have great chemistry that feeds off very well, Highmore has the awkwardness, but fragility pendent on “mother” over a brief and unex- but in a very sick-incest way. of the character that hides a deeply twisted dark One of the strong points of the show is that pected half-brother bonding moment. side looming underneath. As Norman’s parait gets straight to the point of conflict. It nevLike Dylan, most viewers by now should raise a few eyebrows when a teenage boy from mod- er starts off slow; things get resolved in a time- noia increases, and he becomes a bit more psyern times stays up late to wait for his mother ly fashion. Every episode so far has begun with cho, the show is beginning to navigate on the to come home safe and sound from a date. a bang and keeps you watching until the very road to an epic route. GET REAL UNITED STATES—The Greek philosopher Socrates is back in the thick of things, propelled by a mistaken flight to Athens, Georgia, which gave him down time a-plenty to catch up on the latest cultural phenomena. Ever the quick study, by the time the plane touched ground, he was game to take a bus to McIntyre, Georgia, the very heart of an engrossing new suburb of reality—emphasize the gross—reality TV and home to its youngest star, Honey Boo Boo. There Socrates could indulge his passion to peel away the onion layers to reach the ultimate reality, but by then there will be nothing left to put on the burgers except limp tomato slices and wimpy sweet dill pickles. Socrates: You think the U.S. economy is dead? You should see Greece, in hawk to the World Bank, and the Elysian Fields, especially, where I’ve been cooling my heels for the last 2000 years. So I’ve ventured forth to become on on-set tutor, looking out for the well-being of thespian youth. Honey: I’m sorry we don’t need you, mister. Nothin like that. Me and momma and my sisters don’t have no schoolin. It would mess with our natural state of ignorance. Momma has a choice to leave us out of school. And it helps the ratings. Socrates: What are these things, ratings? By Grady Miller You mean like R or X for movies? hours children are able to work, so proHoney: Oh my gawd. Are you serious? You tective are they of the sanctity of innocent, don’t know what TV ratings are? sweet childhood. You are required by law to Socrates: Listen, pint-sized beauty queen, have a teacher on the set for three hours. I’m the one who asks the questions here. I’m Momma June (glances up from furious Socrates, the original question man. coupon clipping): This ain’t no set. This is Honey: Momma says ratings are impor- our home, and we would like it if you’d just tant because the more higher ratings we get butt out, OK? And why are you wearin a the more TLC gets to charge for commer- housedress? cials. Socrates: That’s not a dress, that’s a toga. Socrates: Forgive my indulgence of one . . And, your young daughter can only work thing there seems to be plenty of around for a maximum of three hours every day. here—ignorance--what are these comMomma June: That’s for a movie or show. mercials? But this ain’t no movie. This is who we are, Honey: Yall know, the part of the show nobody tells us what to do. Redneck-ized, where there’s a break and you get go-go unvarnished reality that makes for darn juice. good TV. Socrates: What, pray tell, is go-go juice? Socrates: What is commonly referred to Honey: Mountain Dew mixed with Red as ‘good’ TV is neither real nor beautiful. So Bull. Momma gives it to me to get jazzed can it be truly good? before the beauty pageants so I dazzle the Momma June: We’re just ourselves, Mr. judges. Socrates. Say what you will, me and my Socrates: Doesn’t that have a lot of kick girls, all fathered by different men-boys, is for an eight-year old? good people. Honey: Mr. Socrates, we are a 100% gen(Momma June, after her participation in uine, real meat-chomping, lice-picking, the colloquy concludes, goes back to furigrease-eating, caffeine-imbibing all-Amer- ously --snipping coupons.) ican family. Honey: We have a gaggle of cameras Socrates: But that doesn’t give you the around, sure, but we aren’t working. This right to flout child-labor law. I know for a is our lives. We don’t need no teacher. My fact that Americans are very strict about older sister Chickadee is in her third tri- mester . . . Socrates: At what university is she studying? Momma June: I’m proud to say she did it all by herself. (June stands.) She’s smart as a whip--no sex education class for her. Now she’s in the family way. And that sho won’t hurt the ratings. We’ve got to keep the ignorance bar high. . . Would you like to sample some of Honey’s go-go juice? (Momma June pours him a cup from the fridge.) Socrates (drinks): This is quite delicious, a daresay, ambrosial. (A horrified look enters his eyes). I detect a mild aftertaste of. . . hemlock. (Socrates conks out cold on the floor. Momma June drops the thick redneck accent in the blink of an eye.) Momma June: Hee hee hee--we got rid of that loser in a dress. Now let’s do a meeting with our accountants and go down the deadbeat list. Dad number three has been in arrears with child support. Let’s hire a new coupon-clipping maquilora; the one in Guam is not keeping up. Tell our scribes to draft a reconciliation episode with Honey’s dad. Possible romance sparks: ratings will shoot through the roof. Grady Miller can be reached at [email protected] CANYON NEWS APRIL 7, 2013 Life Style TAX B REA KS A RE A BIG INCENTIV E TO BUY PAGE NINE By David Rosenfeld LOS ANGELES—Buying a home is always an important decision for a family. The advantages are many for those who plan to purchase their first home or their latest home. There really is no debate when it comes to buying a home or renting, when it comes to it. Buying is always best. In fact much of our economy is built on the concept of homeownership and the benefit of providing much of the public with a commodity that can in turn be used to spur economic growth by such things as creating loans, more construction, added jobs and a myriad of economic activity. It’s no wonder the real estate market is on the upturn despite a sluggish economy overall. The tax advantages of homeownership are just one of the reasons why many opt for buying a home instead of renting. As a renter, you are eligible for a renter’s tax credit of $60 a year for a single person and $120 for a married couple. On the other hand, those who own a home will get a tax benefit for the property taxes and the interest on the mortgage. Your biggest tax break will be on the house payment you make each month since the majority of the mortgage payment at the beginning of your loan will go toward the interest which is tax deductible, unless the loan is in excess of $1 million. It’s one of the downsides of owning a mansion. Thankfully, if you refinanced the home to get some extra cash for unforeseen expenses, Yo u c a n r e c e i v e a h u g e t a x c r e d i t f r o m o w n i n g a h o me . or took out a home equity line of credit, the Internal Revenue Service allows you to again, deduct the interest from your taxes. Under IRS rules, equity debts of $100,000 or less a fully deductible, but the remaining amount on your original mortgage could restrict your tax benefit, making things more complicated if you excessively leverage your home. So consult your tax preparer for more specific information. If you paid points in order to get a better loan, then the IRS allows you to deduct the points if the loan is to purchase or build your main home. But be sure your loan meets all of the qualifying requirements before you deduct all the points. Naturally, you’re allowed to deduct all of your home-related expenses, which means that expensive re-roofing work you had done, along with the new tub in the bathroom will be fully deductible. It’s easy to see why homeownership is so advantageous compared to renting, yet I’ve seen many dump their houses on the bank even though they could easily make their mortgage payments, they just felt it was no longer beneficial to maintain the house since it was worth less than what was owed on it at that time. That is a bad move. Why dump it when you can afford to keep it. So don’t lose it. It’s like a stock. Its value will go back up if you are patient. In the meantime, you still get the tax benefit. Housing is always a war of attrition. You make your gains on housing on the long term not the short term. But if you’re going to live in a house, then enjoy it. A house is a commodity so live in it and relish in it. It’s your home. Unfortunately, many of us are unwilling to wait. We all want it now. And in real state, it pays to do the opposite. Patience is the key to success and profits. Despite a precipitous drop in the market just three years ago, real estate is back and getting better. Homeownership should be the goal of all renters despite their situations. Owning a home not only gives you comfort and security, but it also opens up an avenue for a future home purchase as well enable you to build equity and access to credit for important purchases. David Rosenfeld is a Real Estate broker and president of Advantage Real Estate, a Real Estate and investment firm in Santa Monica, and a Rotary Club member. He has more than 20 years experience in commercial and residential property investments and financial counseling. He can be reached at 310 4504488, at [email protected] at www.advantage-realestate.com. GI VE PLA NTS WHAT T HEY WANT By Tony Tomeo UNITED STATES—Dogwoods are certainly pretty as they bloom this time of year. They are rare, but seen often enough in nurseries to make one wonder why they are even more scarce in local gardens. Those that got sold in previous years should now be prominent features around town. The problem is that because they are not happy in local climates, dogwoods become dogwon'ts. They won't bloom. They won't provide good fall color. Many won't even grow. Dogwoods prefer more humidity, so in local gardens, want to be sheltered from full sun exposure and drying wind by larger trees or buildings. Nurseries generally stock plants that are appropriate for local climates. A few nurseries also have a few plants that would rather be somewhere else, but can be grown with certain accommodations. Reputable retail nurseries are generally careful to divulge which plants need more attention, and what their requirements are. However, many of the big garden centers in home improvement stores are more interested in selling what they can rather than selling what is actually appropriate, particularly since they thrive on turnover and replacing plants that do not survive. Not all plants are as easy to grow as junipers and oleanders are. Japanese maples and rhododendrons like at least some degree of shelter from direct sun exposure and dry heat; but the California fan palm thrives in wicked heat. Plumerias and coleus can be damaged by even slight frost; but many apples and pears want more frost. Spruces like even moisture; but many yuccas rot without enough dry time. This is why it is important to know how to accommodate plants that may be less than ideal for local climates. Those of us who choose to grow plants that have special needs should at least give them what they want if we expect them to perform as we want them to. Highlight: American Dogwood The state tree of Missouri produces the state flower of North Carolina, which are both the state tree and state flower of Virginia, but no so exploited by the state that it seems to be named for! The American dogwood, Cornus florida, is such a classic American tree that last year, young trees were given to Japan to commemorate the gift of Japanese flowering cherry trees from Japan a century earlier. Profuse early spring bloom is not what F l o w e r i n g c r a b a p p l e s a r e r e l i a b l e f o r p r o f u s e b l o o m. it seems to be. Tight clusters of minute flowers would not be much to look at, but are surrounded by four big white bracts (modified leaves) that really put on an impressive show before green leaves develop. Many modern varieties have pink or nearly brick red bracts, and a few get variegated foliage as bloom dissipates. Foliage can get quite colorful just before it falls in autumn. In the wild, American dogwoods are 'understory' trees that are happiest in forests of larger trees that shelter them from harsh sun exposure and drying wind. In relatively arid western climates, they want rich soil, regular watering and partial shade at least after noon. They are sensitive to reflected glare and wind, as well as alkalinity and salinity. (Too much fertilizer will roast the foliage.) Since American dogwood trees rarely get more than fifteen feet tall in cultivation, they are proportionate to sheltered atriums. Wild trees do not get much taller than thirty feet. PAGE EIGHT LAUREL CANYON—You might inadvertently think it’s called Wild Acre. I was given a tour of the park recently by Gary, a local who regaled me with stores about the good old days. As a young-en, he drove his Model T on the fire roads in the hills overlooking Studio City. We tramped the Betty Dearing and the U-Vanu trails. Since the late 80s the park has been owned collaboratively by the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy and the National Park Service. Gary mentioned that he thought the name Wilacre was not a contraction of Wild Acre, but he’d heard it was named after a person. Indeed Gary was right. The park is named after Will Acres a former owner and silent film star. Tracking down said Mr. Acres was impossible. If you have any leads, let me know. 1890s ownership records report that “a Frenchman” owned the land and ran a sheep ranch. Another trail turned cold. By the turn of the century farming in Studio City had cycled though several droughts. Sheep prefer grazing on weeds, which grew abundantly under the cover of the walnut and sycamore groves, which continue to thrive in the park. Who bought and sold exactly which parcels in the hills is a little muddled, but we have enough information to get the big picture of how the park came into being. It is reported that after the death of Frenchie, the Point of View SAV ED FROM DEVEL OP MENT -WILAC RE CANYON NEWS APRIL 7, 2013 By Joann Deutch property was bought by Jules Viole, a Los Angeles pharmacist, who used it as a summer home. However, conflicting records (1939 LA Times) report that Harry C Fryman, a developer, got his hands on 1,200 acres of land between Laurel Canyon and Coldwater Canyon running from Ventura to Mulholland. The tone of the story suggests he got hold of all of the land in the hills, but it was actually 1.87 square miles of land, which is not the entire hillside. Allegations were made that Mr. Fryman misappropriated public fire fighting funds to benefit this land. Not an unusual story given the Wild West nature of things back then. Fryman ultimately developed Briar Cliff Manor, which I think we now call Briarcliff Estates. However, if you continue north on Fryman Road beyond the main entrance to the P. Vi o l i ma i l b o x . D e s c e n d a n t s o f o ri g i n a l o w n e r s park you’ll see an unkempt gated home with ently General Story lived and entertained ex- tionists waged a pitched battle to maintain a mailbox with the letters “p --oili” on it. Retravagantly. He was said to have imported the Wilacre property in its natural state. portedly this is a 14 acre parcel still in the a bull-dozer through the Panama Canal to There were efforts to get the city to buy and hands of descendants of the earlier owner’s carve out the road which is now the Betty preserve the land, lead by Betty Dearing, family. Dearing trail, and the meadow at the crest Nancy Pohl and Stanley Hirsch. There The road inside the park, now the Betty Dearing trail, was built by General Walter of the trail. I’d have thought that it was the were statewide efforts to create a preservaP. Story (National Guard), who acquired the film star who built the road and home, of tion area along Mulholland which includparcel beginning at the parking lot and which only foundation flagstones remain - ed the Doheny Estate ( Franklin Canyon); The Huntington Hartford Estate ( Runyon Ranger’s house. Story who hailed from just off the main trail. Canyon); and Wilacre. In the 50s Story tried to develop 95 conMontana became a prominent Los Angeles After much nail biting and close calls, the businessman and developer. (In 1908 he do units. He was foiled by Briar Manor resbuilt the 14 story (The Story) building at 610 idents-there’s irony for you. From that properties passed into the hands of the NaS. Broadway-which still stands). Appar- time forward the neighbors and conserva- tional Park Service. PROTECTING T HE WILD LIFE By Trevor Roberts UNITED STATES—Have you ever watched Animal Planet? Most of us haven’t, but for those that have you’ll be surprised at the things that you learn. Just the other day, I stopped on Animal Planet and found myself thoroughly engrossed in a documentary that I was watching about the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. It was quite fascinating to say the least. As much as I wanted to change the channel I found myself immersed in the documentary. To discover that the Great Barrier Reef consists of more than 2900 individual reefs and more than 900 islands was awesome. I have always been amazed by the various bodies of waters that inhabit the planet. What is most fascinating is the fact that we truly have no idea what happens underneath the surface. Yes, we’ve heard stories and we’ve seen movies and television series depicting such phenomenon, but to actually see it first-hand in person is another tale. There are so many species of animals that call this destination home, its hard to fathom most of us have no idea about it. For example, the saltwater crocodile has the ability to live near the reef and is considered one of the largest reptiles. It’s a predatory creature that will attack if it feels its territory has been infringed upon. There are varieties of sea turtles including the green sea tur- T he G r e a t Ba r r i e r Re e f tle that calls the reef home. It was such a treat to watch video showing a batch of green sea turtles hatching from the beach and rushing to the ocean water before being consumed by prey that were well aware of their arrival from under the ground. There are neat creatures like the pipefish that has been known to hide inside various creatures to ensure its survival. There are distinct species of sharks that still remain the king of the sea as they are predatory fiends that are persistent when it comes to locating a meal. The unknown has always been an alluring idea to our culture. We want to know about those things that we don’t, which is where tourists play a pivotal role. Venturing into the Great Barrier Reef is not with risk. Venturing into these waters can be as dangerous as it is exciting. Some may be surprised to discover that the Great Barrier Reef is just like any other aspect in the world: its all about survival. The only difficulty is that it takes place in the water. There are creatures that have become quite adaptable to their environment. They are able to mimic their prey, some are able to isolate or create protective walls around their ‘homes’ to ensure intruders don’t go snooping around. Day in and day out it’s a battle to survive these treacherous waters. Rather you’re a small creature or a large one, everyone has its weaknesses and one small mishap can cost you your life. How can I best say this, protect your surrounding at all cost, and never, ever for a second think you’re safe, as that can be a fatal mistake. The hunter can easily become the hunted. The depths of the Great Barrier Reef in some places go beyond 300 feet. Yes, 300 feet. Can you imagine what lies at the depths of those waters? I can only imagine. It’s always been a dream of mine to see a live octopus. It’s a creature that we only know about from movies or what we’ve been told, so too actually see the creature face-to-face would be a sight to say the least. We as people have to become not only more educated, but more involved in the various ecosystems that we live. It’s not about catching a wild animal that no one has ever seen; it’s about respecting an environment that so many non-humans call home. Could you imagine if we had lions, tigers, bears and snakes running amok in the city? It would not only be chaos, but those animals would be intruding on our environment; we have to view things the same way for the Great Barrier Reef and other wild areas in the world. These areas are home to animals that we have no idea about, where we know nothing about their habitat or tactics for survival infringing upon that can be deadly not only for the human being, but the animal involved. Features & Entertainment "GG . I . J O E : R E T A L I A T I O N " O K A Y A T B E S T CANYON NEWS APRIL 7, 2013 HOLLYWOOD—“G.I. Joe” returns once again on the screen, but with a new cast and director, “Retaliation” seems more like a reboot than the sequel to “Rise of Cobra” from two years ago. Director Jon M. Chu takes over the job from Stephen Sommers and features an ensemble cast including Channing Tatum, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce and Lee Byung-hun, but oddly enough is headlined by two newbies-Dwayne Johnson and Bruce Willis. The film begins with a conflict already at hand with little time to waste. Framed for stealing nuclear weapons, the G.I. Joe team are targets in being terminated. Fans will be able to get a rude wake-up early on and the surviving Joes are left with a huge mission to endure. The Joes are downplayed as the nation’s leading protecting unit to none other than their infamous mortal enemies-Cobra. With PAGE FIVE By Carmen Herrera the President of the United States being against the Joes and a conspiracy looming beneath, the Joes bring their own backup in the form of General Joseph Colton (Willis). The film is obviously promoted as a sequel, but with a new cast and crew-and most of the film’s first cast not even returning-the film seems like a stand-alone film, which can or can’t bug fans from the first. If the goal was to majorly improve the second film from the first, there’s not much improvement. Then the new-lead star, Roadblock a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson, changes the direction of the film. Adding Johnson may have improved “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, but the same can not be said for this film. “Retaliation” is not a horrible film, but Tatum and Johnson team up on the big-screen in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation." there’s not anything too memorable about pressive CGI action, if anything. The long- of “G.I. Joe” and for anyone looking to see it either. Similar to watching a video game hauled push back date was not worth much a highly explosive action film, though there’s nothing too special about it to talk unfold on the big screen, the film can be unless you’re a 3D fanatic. watched to see explosions and some imThe film may be enjoyable for loyal fans about for a period of time. “ EVIL DEA D” WILL SCA RE Y OU SENSELESS LaDale Anderson HOLLYWOOD—The 1980s was not the best decade for horror pictures. If anything, it was the decade of countless knockoffs, but there was a tiny picture named “The Evil Dead” that stood out amongst the bunch. Fast-forward nearly 30 years later and we have the remake to that 1981 classic that starred Bruce Campbell (Ash) and was directed by Michigan State University alum Sam Raimi. This frightening tale is not for the faint of heart, as some twisted imagery and unexpected frights will keep audiences literally on the edge of your seat from start to finish. This tale unlike its predecessor focuses on a group of young adults who ventures into the woods for a weekend getaway to help a friend, Mia (Jane Levy) kick a bad drug habit. It’s in the woods that they stumble upon a mysterious book that contains weird phrases and stunning images. Like almost every character in any horror flick some- U n su s p e ct i n g v i c t im s i n t h e h o r r or r e ma k e “E v i l D e a d .” P h ot o c ou r t e sy o f F a c e bo o k . one inevitably reads from the book even af- gruesome to say the least. You will turn ter being warned not to do so. Cue, the en- away from the screen, no matter how trance of strange sounds and some weird strong of a stomach you may have, but sightings that will freak out not just the that’s the fun of “Evil Dead.” characters on the screen, but the audience. Director Fede Alvarez brings such a dark This is hands down one of the most vi- tone to the movie. This remake in my opinsually appealing horror flicks I’ve seen in ion surpasses the original in the intensia long time. The freakish occurrences only ty department; you’re expected to take what heighten the horror that is being depict- is happening as very serious and not a joke ed on the screen. Some things are quite and the audience becomes engrossed with these characters. Other notable players in the picture include David (Shiloh Fernandez) who is Mia’s brother, Eric (Lou Taylor Pucci) who unleashed the Necronomicon, Olivia (Jessica Lucas) and Natalie (Elizabeth Blackmore). Alvarez participated in writing the screenplay alongside Oscar-winner Diablo Cody. The dialogue is well crafted amongst the terrified young adults and the progression of the picture’s plot is wellshaped. Audiences may enter the theater with an idea of how the movie will turn out, but may be surprised with what actually takes place. The suspense factor is a critical element to the success of the movies unexpected frights and screams. It’s hard to generate fear in horror nowadays because if you’ve seen one horror flick you’ve seen them all, but “Evil Dead” takes a 80s classic and makes it appeal to die-hard fans as well as to a new generation. It’s a treat to watch, trust me! NEW PLA Y WI TH MU SIC “ I FEEL SIN COMIN’ ON” HELLO AMERICA!—It is always one of the most exciting moments in the theater when there is an announcement of a new musical or play is bantered about. And there is just as much energy and expectation involving the production of the play with music “I Feel Sin Comin’ On” that is forcing actors, singers and dancers to practically sleep with their cell phone, just in case there’s a ring. Singer-actress Melba Moore is the first to be signed in a key role of the show. It will mark a major return for the actress in a play with music on Broadway. She is excited about playing a mother who fights for her By Michael St. John children to be free to express creatively who of the Lucitanian Bogey” by Peter Weiss, “Ceremonies in Dark Old Men” by Lonnie they are. Especially during a time in America where elder and “Zooman and the Sign” by limits are set at every turn for people of col- Charles fuller will, no doubt, be flooded with or. The powerful partnership of her moth- coast to coast calls from actors and other er played by one of the first ladies of the the- performers. One of the most successful productions atre, Ruby Dee will add to the theatrical combustion which will take place. Noted ac- produced by the Theatre Company was “A tor John Amos from “Good Times” is being Soldier’s Play”, by Charles fuller. This is a discussed for the role of the abusive, alco- compelling story of a murder of a black army captain on a Southern Army base. It holic father who is lost in the bottle. All the other roles are open and the Ne- was a very popular work and won both the gro Ensemble Theatre Company in New Critics Circle Best Play Award and the York that produced such hits as “A Raisin Pulitzer Prize. It was also produced as a in the Sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, “Song film, “A Soldier’s Story” and nominated for three Academy Awards. There is tremendous work being put in the preproduction of “I Feel Sin Comin’ On” based on the reputation of the NEC. Some of the best known black actors in television and film, including Louis Gossett Jr., Sherman Hemsley, Phylicia Rashad and Robert Hooks have performed for the noted theatre company. The months ahead will no doubt be very controversial and drama-filled, especially, once these high-powered actors get together in bringing to life a story which promises to force audiences to their feet! PAGE SIX Entertainment CANYON NEWS APRIL 7, 2013 Sports & Entertainment CANYON NEWS APRIL 7, 2013 K EVIN W ARE RE CEIV ES SU RG ERY CEL EBRITIES, BOOKS, THEATRE! By Rose Quintiliano HOLLYWOOD—Spring is here and Easter came very early this year. Easter is usually a traditional time for family, with many of us heading for trains, planes and automobiles to be with our loved ones over the holiday weekend. The next time Easter will fall earlier than March 31, will be in the year 2285-277 years from now. On April 1, we bumped into the lovely Marie Osmond who is making the rounds promoting her new book titled "The Key is Love: My Mother's Wisdom, A Daughter's Gratitude." First let me say, Marie does not look a day over 25 years old, she looks better in person than on television. The TV and stage does her no justice, simply gorgeous. Now to her latest book, it is heartwarming, touching and co written with Marcia Wilkie. Marie shares her personal life story in this poignant memoir. She writes about her many challenges and decisions she was forced to make, while balancing a career in the limelight. She shares in the five decades of her entertainment career, some of the famous women that were great examples of a woman like: Loretta Lynn, Lucille Ball, Pearl Bailey and Tina Turner. She shares with her fans the secrets of wisdom and faith that kept her going always in the right direction. She writes about her mother's advice that helped her through her darkest moments and survived with her positive attitude. Her gratitude towards her mother is inspiring to all women of all walks of life. Her inspiring tale is well-written, refreshing and highly motivated. She writes about the death of her son and adoption. A great read and highly recommended. A very busy week, two days later we bumped into actress, writer, Nia Vardalos who is promoting her new book titled "Instant Mom." We all know Nia as the star of the hit movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." what you probably didn't know is that Nia is one of the sweetest celebrities of Hollywood. The book is a candid and moving book on adoption and the challenges of being a new mom. Everyone has this perception that Hollywood celebrities lead such a glamorous life unlike the average Joe, but in her candid book it shows that we are all the same, whether apples and oranges in the end we are all fruit. Nia is currently working with Paramount Pictures to write a movie on dating. "What are the age ranges of the people in the movie?" "It ranges from 18 to 84, about an all night party," says Nia. "Are you planning on seeing your friend Tom Hanks in "The Lucky Guy," on Broadway?" "I saw him on opening night on April 1.”Wow," he reminded me what a theatre geek we all are, he is extraordinary,” says Nia. Hollywood actor Tom Hanks is the toast of New York after receiving positive reviews for his Broadway debut in "The Lucky Guy." In the play, the Forrest Gump star plays real life tabloid reporter Mike McAlary, which was written by the WE BUY CARS EMPLOYMENT Assistant Curator CLEANING SERVICES KisClean, INC. Non-Toxic House cleaning Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly Move-in/out cleaning, Event cleanup Post-remodel FREE ESTIMATE: (310) 498-1227 ****BONDED & INSURED**** www.kisclean.com 2000 and UP, ANY MAKE OR MODEL. FAST TRANSACTION & WE COME TO YOU. TOP DOLLAR! 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[email protected] PLEASE CALL 310-277-6017 PAGE SEVEN REPORT ANIMAL ABUSE (213) 847-1417 UNITED STATES—On Monday, April 1, Kevin Ware of Louisville had surgery after an open fracture during Sunday's game against Duke on national television. Ware suffered one of the most horrendous basketball injuries. He had surgery on Sunday afternoon to fix his open fracture on his right tibia. The Cardinals’ were distraught as soon as they saw what had happened to him and a lot of the team succumbed to tears. The Louisville Cardinals were able to win the game against the Duke Blue Devils 85-63 and advance to the Final Four. Ware told his team he would be fine and that he wanted them to go back out there and win the game. Rick Pitino in By Luis Cuevas the post game conference said if it wasn’t for Ware telling them that he doesn’t know if they would have played to the level that they played. Ware had a bone reset and a rod inserted into his leg that lasted about two hours. The wound caused by his bone puncturing through his skin was also closed. He is expected to stay in Indianapolis through Tuesday. He will be able to recover from this injury and continue to play basketball competitively. There is currently no timetable on when he will be back. On Monday a teammate posted a photo of Ware walking on crutches on twitter. L o u i s v i l l e C a r d i n a l s KOB E BRYA NT RE AC HES FOU RT H AL L-T I ME S CORI NG By Luis Cuevas LOS ANGELES—On Sunday, March 31, Kobe Bryant passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the fourth alltime scoring athlete in NBA history. Kobe pulled up for a jumper from the foul line against the Sacramento Kings Sunday night during the second quarter, which gave Kobe Bryant 31,421 career points passing Wilt Chamberlain’s 31,419 career points. Bryant scored 19 points and handed 14 assists in the win over the Kings. He now only trails Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387), Karl Malone (36,928) and Michael Jordan (32,392) to reach number one on the all time scoring list. Kobe passed his former teammate Shaquille O’Neal for the No. 5 spot on the all time scoring list. He said he isn’t focused on scoring the most points, but that he really wants the sixth championship ring. Bryant is averaging 27 points per game. He is 34 years old and in his 17th season in the NBA moving up the scoring list is more possible than winning a championship for Bryant at this point. The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling to make the playoffs this season. The Lakers are one win back from the Utah Jazz for the ninth spot in the western conference. The Los Angeles Lakers play against the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday who our only a win back from the Lakers. Ko be Br yant MI C HI GA N A D V A NC E S T O 1S T F I NA L F O U R IN 2 0 Y E A RS By Luis Cuevas UNITED STATES—On Sunday, March 31, The University of Michigan (No. 4 seed) advanced to the final four for the first time since 1989. The Wolverines demolished the Florida Gators (No. 3 seed) 7959 in the elite eight in the cowboy stadium. Wolverine freshman Nik Stauskas scored a career high 22 points and 19 of them came in the first half. Five of his six three pointers came in the first half of the game. Trey Burke had 15 points and seven assists. Florida Gators Will Yeguette and Kenny Boynton both had 13 points in their loss to the Wolverines. T h e M i c h i g a n W o l v er i n e s ce l e b r at e t h e i r w i n . Michigan came off an 87-85 overtime win against (No.1 seed) Kansas in the sweet sixteen. The Wolverine’s led through the first half up by as many as 24 points, but went into half time up by 17 points. The Florida Gators became the first team in NCAA Tournament history to lose 3 times in a row in the elite eight. The Wolverines went 10 for 19 from the three-point line. Michigan defeated Syracuse (No. 4 seed) on Saturday, April 6 in the Final Four. Michigan will face Louisville (No. 1 seed) on Monday, April 8 for the national championship game.
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