Four In The Afternoon: Some Local Action

4 in the Afternoon1 FROM YEMEN TO THE BIG APPLE After months of popular protest, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh signed an agreement ceding power to his deputy in exchange for immunity. Newly immune Saleh has sights on New York for ongoing medical treatment.

2 CHEEZEOKE O’Hanlon’s patrons were surprised by a Monday night karaoke performance of Zeppelin’s “When the Levee Breaks” by the Tea Party’s frontman Jeff Martin while he was visiting Regina for last night’s show.

3 POLYGAMY RULE STANDS In a landmark decision, BC’s Supreme Court Justice Robert Bauman upholds the polygamy ban, acknowledging that the ruling undermines the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but citing polygamous marriages to be a source of greater harm. Though a palatable and well-supported decision, a skeptical eyebrow raise for yet another interpretative decision setting precedent for and normalizing the process of undermining the charter. Just a wee one.

4 COWBOYS AND COMEDIANS A big week around Regina: Rick Mercer has been spotted around town during his stay while filming The Mercer Report at the Canadian Western Agribition. He even got a world famous squeeze from Regina’s own local celeb Chris ”Tiny” Matchett when he hit the town last night.