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Print Queue is stuck on

I have a MacBook Pro .. I queued (for printing) my itinerary for my upcoming trip and my Canon printer continues to print, even after I have unplugged it and plugged it back into my computer .. Is there somewhere on my Mac where I can go to cancel the queue?

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This is old, but I will post my solution for anyone else who might be having this problem.
In Mac OS 10.5: Go to System Preferences under the "apple logo" menu. Then select the "Print & Fax" module. Select your printer from the list on the left, and then click the "Open Print Queue…" button. Select the job(s) you want to cancel, and click the Delete button.
In older Mac OS 10: Go to the Utilities folder in your Applications folder, and open the "Printer Setup Utility". Double click your printer in the list. Then it is the same as above: select the job(s) you want to cancel, and click the Delete button.

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