D’oh, Canada

Jon Bauer, Herald staff

Swifter, higher, stronger: Police in riot gear confronted a mob of anti-Olympic protesters, arresting seven of them after some hurled newspaper boxes through department store display windows advertising Olympic souvenirs in downtown Vancouver, B.C.

Those arrested were given a choice of posting bail or agreeing to try out for the Canadian Olympic shot put team for the 2012 Summer Games in London.

  • What’s on the tube, eh? An estimated 23 million Canadians, more than two-thirds of the country, watched portions of the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C.

    But you have to remember that the only other channel available up there was showing a documentary about the hoary marmot.

  • Dear Grandma, you’ll be hearing a lot from me now: More parents are getting cell phones for their kids, then regretting the decision when the first bill shows up with additional charges for a blizzard of text messages sent to and received from friends. We have some tips on how to cut the bill.

    Here’s The Buzz’s tip for reining in text-happy teens: Allow unlimited texts, but require that each text be matched by a handwritten note to grandparents and other relatives.