Drake To Get In Touch With His Roots AT NHL All-Star Game

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Posted by on 01/24/2012 at 1:16 PM News

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Those who failed to get tickets to the upcoming Club Paradise tour now have more chances to see Drake flaunt his delicate emotions live. The National Hockey League announced Tuesday that Drake will be performing at this year’s All-Star game, scheduled for Sunday Jan. 29 in Ottawa, Ontario. We know you were hoping for newly minted hip-hop star Alex Ovechkin, but it’s probably a conflict of interest considering he’ll be playing, and we’re not entirely convinced he’s practiced the art of the quick change. In addition to Drake, The Voice winner Javier Colon and Ottawa Senators’ singer Lyndon Slewidge will perform the U.S. and Canadian national anthems, respectfully, while Outasight will bring his iTunes-climbing single “Tonight is the Night” to the pre-game player introductions. Not bad! Compared to other sporting events, and a certain Nickelback debacle, we can’t imagine those friendly Canadians firing off an angry Facebook protest over these decisions.

Following this weekend’s performance at the Sundance Film Festival, Drake continues to make himself available for every important cultural event. So much so, that we’re expecting to see him interrupt President Obama during tonight’s State of the Union juuust as you are starting to doze off. (Thank you in advance!) Along with having the hometown crowd on his side—Oh, Canada—Drake is no stranger to performing in front of sports crowds. Yes, but can he skate like Justin Bieber?

[Deadspin]

Law and Order

AZ Daily Star September 17, 2009 Two facing charges after link to slaying Two people were arrested Wednesday in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found in a South Tucson home in February, police said.

Bridget C. Mendez, 44, and Jesus Figueroa, 30, are facing various charges after they were linked to the death of 39-year-old Maria Kyles, according to the South Tucson Police Department. Mendez is facing a first-degree murder charge and Figueroa is facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. this web site concentra urgent care

Both suspects also are facing kidnapping charges.

Kyles went missing Feb. 17 before her body was later found in a South Tucson apartment.

Deonna G. Stork, 42, and Mauro Cipriano Sosa, 44, who lived in the apartment, were arrested in March on suspicion of concealing a body.

Police found Mendez and Figueroa at South Tucson Municipal Court Wednesday where they were attending unrelated hearings for misdemeanor charges.

South Tucson police are still investigating the death.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Jamar Younger Bogus identification leads to deportation One of the former Panda Express employees charged with criminal- impersonation last year was ordered Tuesday to be deported by an immigration judge.

Roselia Araceli Torres-Ruiz was granted voluntary departure within 60 days, but she plans to appeal.

Torres-Ruiz and 10 other employees were each indicted on a single count of aggravated taking the identity of another, after working with false Social Security numbers. They pleaded guilty to the less serious charge of criminal impersonation.

They all were sentenced to time served of about four months.

All of the employees except for three have returned to Mexico. The remaining three, including Torres-Ruiz, are appealing the deportation orders.

Her attorney Maurice Goldman told Judge Thomas O’Leary that she met the requirements to avoid deportation.

She has been in the U.S. at least 10 years, is of good moral character and deportation would cause “exceptional and or extremely unusual hardship” on her 4-year-old child and mother, who are legally here, Goldman said.

However, O’Leary ruled the standard set by Congress of what is considered “exceptional and or extremely unusual hardship,” is very high, and that she did not qualify.

The 26-year-old has been in the United States since she was 7, when her mother brought her.

Her immediate family also lives here lawfully.

Natalia Lopera Man accused of fraud, identity theft is held A Tucson man indicted last week on 16 federal bank fraud and identity theft charges was arrested Tuesday.

Ngoc Trong Nguyen, 34, is scheduled to arraigned today in U.S. District Court on 12 counts of bank fraud and four counts of identity theft, court records show.

The indictment, filed Sept. 9, alleges between Feb. 26 and July 1, 2008 Nguyen used the identities of four people with the same last name to apply for credit cards with Bank of America, Capital One and Citibank, and then used those cards to either draw checks from or make balance transfers from other accounts totaling $16,950.

Court records do not indicate if the identities Nguyen used were of relatives. here concentra urgent care

Brian J. Pedersen Employees sickened by chemical smell Fifteen employees from a seafood business were treated Wednesday for a possible chemical exposure.

The employees work at Blessing Seafood Inc., 1045 S. Highland Avenue, said Capt. Tricia Tracy, a Tucson Fire Department spokeswoman.

They were processing seafood about 12:25 p.m. when they began to feel ill, Tracy said.

One person called 911 and the Tucson Fire Department came to the business, Tracy said. Upon arrival, the manager told firefighters that several other employees had taken themselves to Concentra Urgent Care for treatment.

The employees reported that the drains in their building were cleaned Tuesday and they believed they were exposed to those chemicals, Tracy said.

The Fire Department could not say exactly what caused the employees to feel ill.

Alexis Huicochea Woman killed by train determined a suicide A 33-year-old woman died Wednesday when she was struck by a freight train in Marana, police said. Her death was determined to be a suicide.

Marana police received reports that the woman jumped in front of a train traveling between West Ina and West Cortaro roads, said Sgt. Tim Brunenkant, a Marana police spokesman.

The woman, who lived in the 3500 block of West Orange Grove Road, had a history of mental illness, he said.

The incident shut down Ina near Interstate 10 for more than two hours.

Jamar Younger Firefighters find dog stung by bee swarm A dog was stung Wednesday afternoon by a swarm of bees in the back yard of its south-side home, authorities said.

The dog was still alive when firefighters found the animal at a home in the 700 block of West Santa Paula Street, said Capt. Trish Tracy, a Tucson Fire Department spokeswoman.

Firefighters received the call just after 4:30 p.m., Tracy said. Bees from a hive at a neighboring house attacked the dog, she said.

The man who owns the dog also was stung six times, but escaped inside of the house, she said. The dog was taken to a veterinarian.

Jamar Younger On StarNet: Find an interactive map of reported crimes in the City of Tucson, updated every morning with the previous day’s data, at go.azstarnet.com/crime

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