Big releases delayed by Paramount again

Paramount has delayed the release of yet another time. The first movie to be delayed for release was Harry Potter, thereafter it was The Road; this time it is The Soloist and Defiance.

No specified reasons have been given for the delay announced at the last moment. The release of Soloist has been delayed by about four months - from 21 November to 13 March. The release of soloist has been deferred to 31 Dec from 12 Dec.

Lil Wayne declared lyricist of the year

Lil Wayne has been declared lyricist of the year by BET Hip- Hop Awards. Russell Simmons was declared as the Hip-hop Icon.

The rapper who belongs to New Orleans was nominated for 12 awards. He has also been honored with the title of MVP of the Year and the Alltel Wireless People's Champ at the ceremony hosted by T-Pain.

Lil told the crowd that he's expecting a bundle of joy any day now. "I got a son dropping any day. Pray for me," he said.

$8 Million Cocaine Ring Busted

State officials say they've made an $8 million drug bust that involved a 17 year old girl and parents of three young children operating in Lancaster and York counties.

Attorney General Tom Corbett, after a 10-month investigation dubbed "Operation Dough Maker" announced multiple arrests including the couple and the teenager. The "dough" officials said, refers to the large amount of money changing hands for the drugs.

Corbett at a news conference today at the Manheim Township Police station said, "No community, large or small, is immune from drug abuse and drug trafficking.  Drug dealers will move anywhere there is a demand for their product."

Evidence to support heroin assisted treatment for addictions

According to University of BC epidemiologist, there is enough evidence to support heroin assisted addictions clinic in Vancouver

A study was conducted by NAOMI ( North American Opiate Medication Initiative, for three years on 251 addicts in Vancouver and Montreal. Most of these addicts were chronic and did not respond to other treatments.

"These people are out in the alleys, injecting heroin of unknown quality and quantity," said Dr. Martin Schechter, the study's principal investigator. "They're committing crimes, they're involved in sex work to pay for that, and they're certainly, in that situation, not going to get better."

More E. coli cases in Ontario

The number of E. coli cases in Ontario has increased to 159. According to a health official, the number includes both confirmed and suspected cases of the infection.

"The latest is that we have 159 cases as of this morning. Of those, 26 are lab confirmed," said Dr. Catherine Whiting, medical officer of health at North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit.

The number of confirmed and suspected cases of E. coli poisoning linked to the Harvey's restaurant on Algonquin Avenue in North Bay, about 300 kilometres north of Toronto.  The last Thursday the count was 93 but it plummeted to  131 the next day.

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