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PIllhe federation of students 1 has just re1 leased its latest response to Lloyd Axworthy’s plan to cut cash funding to postsecondary education. This response has taken the form of apostcard, with artwork by Jack Lefcourt, a cartoonist who is seen weekly in Imprint and regularly in several national publications, including the Hamilton Spectator, the Edmonton Sun and Toronto’s NOW magazine (where the I comic originally appeared). Lefcourt is a Waterloo graduate, and donated the artwork to the Federation of Students. Don’t Stephen Codrington, President of the Federation of Students has sent out a letter to

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Contribution List Osman Akcakir, Chris Aldworth, Ivan Boeski, Jodi Carbert, Richele Colbert, Natalie Gillis, Meg Gordon, Darrin Greenfield, Alexander Havrlant, Ministry Health, Paul Holloway, Jack Lefcourt, Ellen McKay, Mike McKay, Kim Moser, Dave Neal, Johanna Neufeld, UW News, Jay Nolan, SCA Office, Ed Richards, Susan Routliffe, Kathleen Ryan, Frank Seglenieks, Sunil Solanki, Geoff Sowrey, Kelly Spencer, Midnight Sun, Rob Vickers, Mark Waddell Imprint is the offficial student newspaper of the University of Waterloo. It is an editorially independent newspaper published by Imprint Publications, Waterloo, a corporation without share capital. Imprint is a member of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA.) Imprint is published every Friday during the fall and winter terms and every second Friday during the spring term. Imprint reserves the right to screen, edit and refuse advertising. Imprint ISSN 0706 7380. Mail should be addressed to Imprint, Campus Centre, Room 140, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3G 1. Our fax number is 884-7800. Electronic mail should be addressed to imprint@watservl :uwaterloo.ca. Imprint: The Voice of Reason.

sentatives who will be able to answer students questions. Mailboxes will be provided so that students can read the card

Jean Chretien, and has three questions: Should the Liberal Govemment phase out the $2.6 billion cash transfers to the provinces on behalf of Post Secondary 7 Education? Do you feel that a flexible student loan program that matched repayment to actual post-graduate earnings would assist in handling reasonable student debt loads? Do you fell that there is a need : for transferability of : academic credits in Canada? There is also space allotted for suggestions, new ideas and comments. 4 “Please do tunity to let our voices be heard,” says Codrington in his letter. “The more action we encourage, the stronger our voices will be.” F1

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unicipal elections can be interesting. That’s just one of the lessons to be learned from the elections held in Waterloo recently. In case you haven’t heard, Brian Tumbull won twice, compared to Susan Forwell who only won once. On November 14, the municipal election seemed to be just like any other, except for the exceptionally close mayoral race. Forwell and the incumbent Tumbull stayed neck and neck all night, usually separated by about 100 votes, but with Turnbull taking the lead shortly after the polls began to be returned, and holding that lead for the .I can’t tell rest of the evening. At one point, the margin was just thirty votes. Forwell watched the results come in at city hall, where the third candidate, John Summers, also watched. Summers came in

a distant third with slightly over 4,000 votes. Tumbull had reserved a banquet room at the Waterloo Inn for his party, and despite the fact that it yas filled with eager supporters, didn’t show up until almost all polls had been returned.

At the end of the evening, Tumbull was declared the victar, by 116 votes, 8044 to 7928. In his victory speech, he said that it was “the closest race I’ve ever been involved in.” Little did he know that it was going to get closer.

who’s the winner. Can you tell who’s the winner? Fonvell and Turnbulf both showed the pressure by repeatedly ducking into private rooms, away from the media, to compose themselves.

At some point in the evening after the results had been announced, it was realized that some advance poll had not been included. After these were

counted, there was a new winner. Forwell was declared the winner by a minuscule nine votes. Turnbull had seven days to request a recount, and promptly did so. It was discovered during this process that in Lexington Ward, the tallies for Tumbull and thirdplace Summers had been reversed, with the candidates receiving each others votes. Once this was corrected, Turnbull came out with 27 more ballots than before. “It was too good to be true,” said Turnbull. Forwell also came up with an extra vote, but the new results still showed another flip-flop. Turnbull was the winner again. The drama is not yet ended. For-well has consulted with her lawyer and has signed a form reserving the right to request another recount. She is even considering attempting to have a second election held, and cites numerous voting irregularities as justification

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Friday, November 25,1994

Library

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by Susan Routliffe special to Imprint

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vercrowding in the Dana Porter Library has been a problem for years, and in I99 1, a task force was set up to look at ways to alleviate the overcrowding and enable the Library to continue to providc effective service. Relocating reserves to an area elsewhere on campus, somewhere inside the ring road, was .one of several recommendations from that group. Shortly after that task force had tabled its report, the Library learned that the committee developing plans for the Student Centre was accepting proposals from groups on campus interested in providing service in the new building. Over the years, the idea of combining the Porter and Davis reserves had been raised. Once the Library began to seri-

ously consider the opportunity provided by the Student Centre, the idea of combinifig both units and moving them there took on new life. In the fall of 1992, representatives of the Library met with the Student Centre Committee to

students who use both libraries particularly liked the idea of being able to get all of their reserve readings in one place. The move was seen as having other advantages to students as well. In particular, the Davis Library is exceptionally noisy and there is never enough student seating. Relocating reserves may cause both of

In particular, the Davis Centre library is exceptionally noisy and there is never enough student seating. Relocating reserves may cause this problem to diminish somewhat. present a proposal that reserves from the two libraries be relocated to the Centre. The students on the Cornmittee were enthusiastic about the proposal, particularly because they had already decided that the facility would include quiet study space, and they saw the library reserves as a complement to those plans. Some

to Move Mall value to undergraduates which might be provided in future will also be explored. The Library has established a team to develop, implement and administer plans for the provision of library services in the Student Centre. Team members include staff from several areas of the Library, one faculty member and two students, an undergraduate and a graduate. The team began to meet in mid-October and determined that communication about the, move was one of its highest priorities. The team is very interested in getting feedback which will help de-

~~se~~~fl~somewhat. Just what the traffic patterns will be once the re.

serves are relo-

cated remains to be seen. Eventually, students on the Student Centre Committee voted on which of the proposals would be accepted and which would be rejected. The proposal to bring reserves to the new building was accepted. The Library hopes to begin offering service in the Student Centre towards the end of April 1995. Other library services of particular

termine the best way to offer the service. Information about the move has been posted to campus newsgroups and suggestion boxes have been placed in the reserves area of the Dana Porter and the Davis Centre Libraries. Anyone interested in providing suggestions about the move is encouraged to contact the team. Email messages may be sent to LibReserves@library .uwaterloo.ca; those without email may submit something in writing through the suggestion boxes referred to above or by sending it to Annette Dandyk, Library Office, Dana Porter Library.

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The new centres will cost about $25 million each, and the expansion of the London Centre will cost about $15 million. The remaining money will go to the hospitals assooiated with the centresThe new facilities wili treat an additional 3,000 patients a year. Some facts about and its treatment in Ontario

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Summary of Qualifications: . Volunteer experience counselling students on resumk writing , Expertise in fields of jobsearching and career development . Strong letter-writing and consultative skills . Job-hunting skills refined pursuing co-op university degree v Personable, reliable and enthusiastic How does your resum6 stack up? This is an important question for many of us these days. If you are graduating this year, the resumk that got you a summer job flipping hamburgers last summer may seem inadequate as you look for full-time employment in the real world. Jf you are a co-op student watching your friends (but for some reason not yourself?) go through the interview process, it may be becoming clear that you are going to need to use a different strategy to get noticed by employers in the second rounds. Even if you don’t fit into either of these categories, you may be concerned that your resumk isn’t quite everything that it should be. As a Student Career Advisor, I critique several student resumes every week. I have noticed that nearly every resumb I see lacks one of the most important features of a good resumb: a Career Objective/ Summary of Qualifications or Skills Summary section. For many people, these headings are mystery categories on resum&. They know what kind of information to offer under the categories of Education, Work Experience or Volunteer Activities. They don’t know that all of this information can be easily overlooked by an

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employer if a resumk doesn’t begin with a clear goal and/or summary to highlight the most important characteristics of the candidate and focus the reader on his/her immediately transferable skills. All graduating students need a Career/Job Objective and Summary of Qualifications on their resumk. These are also an excellent idea for co-op students, particularly in later work terms when you are seeking a specific kind of employment. Ifyou are new to co-op or looking for part-time work, you may find thatt you need.to use a Skills Summary because you tire unsure of your future career goals and you lack specific qualifications and expertise related to such a goal.

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The ideal career goal is brief, in point-form, and as specific as possible. In many cases, a safe bet might be the job title of a position you are applying for. Failing that, try to identify a specific professional field which characterizes the type of experience you are looking for. As an alternative, try to identify a specific professional field which characterizes the type of experience you are looking for. If you are considering a variety of options, develop a different resumk for each option. Sometimes, you may want to specify that you would like to work in a specific industry, type of workplace, or geographical area. This will depend on your personal preferences and how flexible you feel you can be to get a job. The recipient of your resum6

A well-focused Summary of Qualifications requires a great deal of soul-searching. Why am 1 wellsuited for this position? What have I done that has prepared me for this opportunity? Why should the employer hire me? These are difficult questions to answer, but a successful Summary of Qualifications is not only an important extension of

career goal. . Second statement: Describe your working knowledge of different aspects of the position you seek. . Third statement: Outline the specific skiills that help you to work effectively in this job. Offer proof when possible. * Fourth statement: Refer to the academic background you have which complements your experience and career goal. Fifth statement?List yourpersonal

your career objective, but also a concise “advertisement” for you as a candidate for the job. The things you focus on in your Summary of Qualifications can also be those

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If you choose to use a Skills Summary instead of a Career Objective/Summary OfQualifications, use three to six points and identify your most relevant strengths as they pertain to the employment position you seek. Use your work/volunteer/extra-curricular/academic experiences to illustrate and prove your skills. You may also identify some of your personal characteristics and areasof expertise, but make sure you offer proof of these abilities -- avoid unsubstantiated points that read like a list of employers’ most sought-after traits. Does it sound difficult? It really isn’t. Furthermore, a team of volunteer Student Career Advisors (SCAs) is there to help. We can critique your resumes and answer your questions on any or all aspects of job-hunting. For more information or to make an appointment with an SCA, just visit the Career Resource Centre in Needles Hall or drop by NH I003 (and various other locations around campus) during our office hours.

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bundles would be sealed in titanium containers, these containers would then be deposited in holes in the floor of the tunnels surrounded with a buffer of highly compacted bentonite clay. The tunnels would then be sealed with backfill and concrete, and after the vault is full, the shafts would be sealed. Much of the research for the

The EIS tries to assess the danger to the public and environment of not only the long term storage of the nuclear waste, but also of the risks involved in transporting the waste to the storage site. However, when you are talking about a time span of 100 000 years it is very difficult to say how meaningful estimates of long term health effects can be. During the presentation, it was stressed that the public is \ going to be invitid to par\ \ ticipate in every aspect of the process. Starting \ ‘I off, this first 9 month review process is just q ‘1 to get the opinions of HAZARDOUS the public, governMATERIAL ’ ment agencies and STORAGE technical specialists in iT regard to whether or not the AECL has addressed all of the terms of the original guidelines for the J EIS. It is only after this that the Federal Environmental Assessment Panel will hold public hearings to discuss the opinions and conclusions of the EIS. After the public hearings, the panel will decide if the plan is feasible and should be implemented. This part could take a few more years. Possible sites would only be chosen after the plan has been accepted and each of the sites would go through an extensive geological assessment. This means that the 3 AECL expects that it will project has been conducted at take over 20 years before construcAECL’s Whiteshell Laboratories tion of the vault will actually take located near Pinawa, Manitoba on place. But when you consider that the Canadian shield. As the titathe material to be buried will still nium containers can only be dehave some nuclear activity thousigned to last 500 years, the focus sands of years from now, I guess of the studies has been to more fully they had better make sure they get it understand the movement of right the first time. groundwater through the faults and Now is the time to make your cracks in the solid rock of the Canavoice heard. The panel is strongly dian shield. encouraging public input into this This is important as the only phase of the plan. You can obtain a way any hazardous material could summary of the EIS by writing to reach the surface would be through the AECL at AECL Research, Chalk the groundwater transportation sysRiver, Ontario, K0.J 1JO and asking tem. for document AECL- 1072 1.

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pproximately 12,000 stu dents rallied in Ottawa last week to protest potential tuition increases, but ended up throwing food at Lloyd Axworthy, the Minister of Human Resources, instead. Apples, eggs, and macaroni were all tossed at Axworthy, which resulted in his leaving the protest

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they oppose the proposed $2.6 billion in cuts. Originally, the Feds ordered 1,000 postcards, but have now ordered several thousand additional cards. According to Lee, the response has been huge and the postcards are leaving the office “as fast as they come in.” Lee has been in contact with both the Prime Minister’s office and Axworthy’s office, and is expecting an official response to the cards. The other schools in OUSA (Laurier, Brock, Queen’s, Western and U of T) are considering campaigns against the cuts, but as of yet, have not organized any definite plans of action. The CFS has also called for a national strike by students on January 25, 1995. The Federation of Students is not endorsing this.


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natural micro-organisms to break down toxic or carcinogenic materials. Based on U.S. figures, Ward believes that asmuch ai four or five million cubic meters of soil in Canada may be contaminated with PCBs. He estimatesthat clean-up costs using the incineration method would be around $3,000 per cubic metre. That amounts to a total cost between twelve and fifteen billion dollars. If Ward’s team is successtil, their bioremediation process could cut costs down to a mere $200 to $400 per cubic metre. The market for such a process is estimated at

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n a much expected news release yester day, the federal government revealed that it was actually a subsidiary of a giant multinational corporation. Not surprisingly, it turns out that the company in question, International Capital Ltd. seems to own just about everything else too. The announcement was contained in Lloyd Aworthy’s discussion paper on social policy reform as an appendix to the main body of the text. Although the information had been declassified in the late 80’s by the Mulroney government, formal acknowledgement of the obvious had been delayed for reasons concerning ‘due process’ in bureaucratic affairs. Somehow there seems to have been a breakdown between the Director of Communication for the Commission of Procedural Affairs and her liaison at the Office of Departmental Restructuring in the Ministry of Bureaucratic Redundancy. No one has yet determined how this could have happened. In actual fact, the reference to International Capital Ltd. appeared rather innocuously in a chart at the end oflmpr~ving Social Security I’n Canada (The Green Paper). This graph was intended to represent the obligatory oversimplification of economic principles that served as the rationale behind shifting government debt to students in the form of huge loans towards increased tuition fees. The buy now, pay later idea actually came from a middle manager at Jumbo Video in 1983, but took a while to reach the proper authorities. Eventually however, all government projects see the light of day. After all the intrusive environmental assessments are com-

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plete, the time consuming public forums are held and the more offensive passages of the text are reworded, everything comes to fnrition. Why breakwith tradition? Luckily, all is not doom and gloom. The fact that most of the world is part of a single monopoly does have an up side. Allow me to explain. As it turns out, there really is no deficit. Starting in the fiscal year that begins on May 1,1995,International Capital Ltd.is changing its accounting procedures so as to write off much of the perceived debt. In conjunction with this move, the parent corporation has agreed to undertake a structural overhaul of its social services division. This move will allow the unprofitable subsidiary to stream-

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After you graduate you will be forced to work two jobs in urder to make youpc loan payments. This, coupled with the stress of the concurrent mortage payments on your house will cause your health tu suffer. line its operations and increase its commitment to R&D while downloading the bulk of its operating expenses onto the consumer. This reorganization is predicted to more than compensate for the loss of $7 billion in unpaid taxes that was reported by the federal auditor last week. In fact, i fall goes as planned taxes should be effectively written off by 2045 when the dwindling pool of capital that exists outside of the corporation is expected to have evaporated completely. It is generally agreed that this will occur in four principal

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will be forced to work two jobs in order to make your loan payments. This, coupled with the stress of concurrent mortgage payments on your house, leasing fees on your car and deductions for CPP and UI will cause your health to suffer. Obviously this stress will be unique to our generation, and therefore it should not be the responsibility of other generations to foot the bill. Luckily, the corporation also sells insurance. Step Three: Unemployment Insurance will be replaced by a Temporary Depcnd-

ency Surcharge. Because education was made universally accessible through the normalization of student indebtedness a fundamental philosophical shift will have occurred. The corporation has trained you. 1f you are not adding to productivity, al nominal charge will be assessed to you as an incentive for you to reenter the workforce. Step Four: Old Age Pensions will be phased out. As people’s health deteriorates due to overwork and poor nutrition, our demographics will improve as the older, less productive members of society begin to drop off Those who refuse to submit to this inevitability will be maintained as a gesture of corporate good-will. In their totality, these measures should enable the government to completely abolish taxes within fifty years due to an eradication of discretionary income. We pay the corporation and then fend for ourselves. As Mr Axworthy stated in the Green Paper, “This approach would also reinforce the idea of encouraging mutual responsibility among Canadians for managing a greater share of their own social security.“(Pg 63) Now that it has been revealed that our federal government is simply another puppet regieme, at least there is less need for internal propoganda. Uncle Lloyd no longer needs to talk about “financing lifelong learning”, (pg 62). Now he can let us ponder ‘the lifelong financing of learning’. It must be refreshing to be able to finally say “social policy reform is not about improving services, nor is it about increasing fairness or accessibility. Reform is about economics.” Have you read Axworthy’s discussion paper? Ask the Feds for a copy; it is very entertaining reading. Also, it makes very hip wrapping paper. Only four weeks to X-mas!

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he persistent debate over university funding has forced Canadians to reconsider the role of Canada’s social safety net in providing an affordable, accessible education to students across the country* While the passionate cries to increase funding and improve our universities with public money is a tempting position, it ignores several facts about how our economy, and especially our economy at this point in time, works. It is easy to run with our emotions and suggest that education is such an absolutely important aspect of our society that next to no sacrifice is too big to make in support of our universities. However, the reasoning behind arguments in favour of such a belief is sometimes shaky and needs to be reconsidered. One argument that is often proposed in support of the public funding of education suggests that since individuals with an education will benefit society via their education, that society should contribute to that person’s education. While this is true, the cost/benefit relationship is a little backwards here. You generally don’t pay for something until you “get” it in some real sense, and paying for something when you don’t know if you’re going to receive any benefit or not isn’t always wrong, but it does seem wrong if you’re going to be forced to pay for it (ie. through taxation.) This, of course, begs the question of how “society” should pay for the benefit it receives from an educated person. This isn’t as hard a question to answer as it has been made out to be. The obvious solution is to pay them money. If they have a talent that’s useful to an employer, who makes his or her living from producing a good or service to the public, then that employer will pay the educated student money to work for them. Society at large benefits from the education, and pays for it by paying money for the good or service. It’s quite simple, really. Realistically, “society” is just a blanket term for a large group of individuals and not all those individuals are necessarily going to benefit-from the education of any given student, therefore it seems unreasonable to ask for all of that society to pay for that education. In addition, not all students with an education are necessarily a benefit to all of society. I personally know of several people with a university education who aren’t much help to themselves let alone anybody else. If the education has been worthwhileirt theeyes of those people, then those people can pay a fee for those benefits. The phrase “in the eyes of those people” is very important here. I can go up to anyone and suggest to them that my education is important and give them a million reasons why, but if it’s their money that I’m asking for, the ultimate decision must rest with them. This system has one main advantage in that it alleviates the vague references to society and benefits that only serve to obfixxate the issue. Generalizations are great for making a point, but some economics lessons might help to clear things up a bit. Defining the position into market terms might anger all you socialists out there, but it does clarify the situation somewhat.

Periodical irritation I

have always been under the impression that libraries were there tc help students, to make writing those long essayseasier. Why is it then, that every time I go into the Dana Porter library, my stress level rises well over fifty percent? I’m not talking mild annoyance stress here, either. I’m talking plant a bomb and dance gleefully while the place bums to the ground stress. What’s my problem? First off, let me say that it is not the staff. They have always been quite polite and very helpful in my dealings with them. There is no problem with noise level, either. On the worst days the place is quieter than a cemetery at midnight. My problem simply is this: YOU CAN’T EVER FIND WHAT YOU NEED! I have spent five terms now on this campus and have written over twenty papers during that period. Being inpolitical science, I rely heavily on current periodicals for my material. My experience has been the same every single time I go into the periodicals section to do research. I start by sitting down with the Canadian Periodical Index. By the time I’m done there, I have filled well over a page with I head for usef+sounding article citations. the periodical floor to find all those muchBy the time I am done needed articles. looking, my massive list has been whittled down to an average of five. FIVE? What the hell is that? By all rights I should have a stack of mags that reaches the ceiling! It seems that every magazine I go looking for is missing. In most cases, the entire collection for 1993 and

fits of

I994 is missing! Paul Bernardo hasa better chance of being voted Man of the Year than you do of finding a periodical issue from 3993-94 in Dana Porter. And how am I supposed to construct a decent essayout of five measly articles? It’s not that the issues I need are just being used by someone else. Once, I did a tour of the entire periodical floor, looking

When Madean’s ranked UWnumber one9 they certainly must not have been

sneak out the entire collected writof Kim II Sung without being caught. There are other little things that bug me about our venerable artslibrary. Things like those crappy old catalogue computers. Why, at a university that prides itself on advanced computer technology, should could ings

our library use decrepit old Kitchener Public Library rejects that should be placed in a museum. Just this week I went into Dana Porter, only to discover that I wouldn’t be able to find any books because the entire catalogue system had crashed. Last week 1 took a trip to the University of Guelph library. Their facility is, I believe, roughly the same age as ours. The similarity ends there. The building has a nice, clean layout,

loo king at Dan a Porter

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Dana Porter multiple days in succession, during which time one would expect things to be reshelved. No such luck. Where are all the periodicals going then? They’re probably being taken home by selfish little jerks who think they’ve got more right than anyone else. It’s not hard to sneak stuff out of Dana Porter, with its

super-sensitive door-guard system.On one level, ok, it’s creating much-needed jobs on campus. On the other hand, the way those guys at the door check bags, you

F,,rr . ~$~~~~~~r~e~~~ desk is located in plain sight on

the main floor, while ours is hidden in a back room somewhere. The computers are much newer

. and more user-friendly. And guespwhat -- I actually found most of the periodicals I needed! Probably because the library’s electronic door watch system prevents more thefts (I was told by a librarian that they have had some sort of electronic system since the library opened). When Maclean’s ranked WW number one, they certainly must not have been looking at the Dana Porter library. For now, I’m going to reiieve my stress by piling bricks around the library base. Maybe then it will sir& right out of sight.


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Validity impugned? To the Editor, 1 ask all UW students to impugn the validity of Terry Stewart and Anik Sane’s article, “To All University Students” (Nov. 18). All students must question if these two individuals even attended the Federation forum with Andrew Telegdi (MP, Waterloo) and Dr. John English (MP, Kitchener) as their information was incorrect, misleading, and poorly researched. Both students failed to mention that the Federation of Students distributed well over sixty copies of our response package and “economically viable alternatives” to the proposed cuts. An unlimited supply of the green paper report were available in order to inform the. students of the issues at hand and to enlighten them as to the measures that the Federation of Students are taking on their behalf, your behalf. Stewart and Sane wrote that “it is notable that none of the students, nor the executive of the Federation of Students, provided any concrete alternatives when asked to do so by the very politicians they opposed.” That statement is not correct. If both writers were actually at the forum, they would most definitely remember Stephen Codrington citing at least six recommendations to which John English replied, “those are good suggestions, those are things 1 want to know.” As for the Federation itself, Stephen Codrington presented numerous possible solutions to the proposed cuts. Stewart and Sane failed to mention that Stephen Codrington presented three statistical overheads that depicted future financial trends whilst offering OUSA’s approach to the ICLRs and encouraging student input. In response to the Co-op issue, both Stewart and Sane failed to acknowledge the conversation about how ICLRs will affect the Co-op infrastructure at Waterloo. The Co-op system does not necessarily pay for an entire University career. In fact, ifthe ICLR system is implemented, Co-op students may have to make loan payments during their work terms. Such payments will affect housing, food, and transportation costs, not to mention tuition fees when the students are back at school. The issue was brought up at the forum and is being formally addressed by the Federation of Students. It is also interesting to mention that Stewart and Sane stated that the “Federation of Students does not represent the student body of Waterloo. A government body elected by only 10 percent.” This statement is false. In actual fact, 17% of UW students elected your Federation executive and according to recent polls, the vast majority of the University population are more than +pleased with the work that the Federation has accomplished so far. We invite all students to please come to the Federation office to become informed on issues sur-

rounding Social Policy Reform. I encourage students to come up to the Fed office to discuss any questions or concerns that they may have. Adam Lee, Academic Researcher Federation of Students

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To the Editor, I would like to respond to last week’s letter addressed to all university students by the two 1A Eng students who support the Liberal government’s cutbacks to university education. I understand their argument, however I do not agree with it. I would like to address some points of their letter. 4 1) They argue a privilege and not is it a privilege? afford it? Education those that merit people, even poor

that education is a right. For whom Those that can is a right for all entry. (ie. smart ones.)

2) Co-op students do not “. , -have their entire education paid for by the co-op system.” Unless you are from a major centre, safe and relatively passable housing in Toronto and Ottawa can be expensive. This is on top of housing while at school, plus tuition, plus a $300+ fee to coop services whether you find a job or not. That’s right kids, co-op doesn’t always work out. Ask some of your senior Engineering colloagues what it was like in the last year or two.

3) It’s true that universities have traditionally been centres for academic studies but it is not true that “. . . they have become nothing more than a job training school.” Anyways, why can’t universities be a bit of both? If it is the case that universities should be solely for pure and applied research, then why shouldn’t the government pay the cost? Any benefit derived from restarch must surely be for the collective good of society. You are partially correct, students do bencfit from their education, but so does everybody else. 4) You are incorrect in stating that no one has offered concrete alternatives to the cutbacks. This student government, past and present, has proposed ideas along with other schools for alternatives such as income-contingent loan repayment programs. Furthermore, this student government does indeed have a mandate to speak for students on issues. It isn’t their fault that only 10% of the population

turned

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tude when you ascend to upper year. I’ll bet that it may change. Peace.

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don’t dominate To the Editor, In response to the article “The Big Beef,” regarding sports related sexual assault (Nov. 11) my roommate and I were incredibly shocked at the seemingly glorified account of the rape made at the opening of the article. We felt in reading the opening passage that there was too much of a dramatic element to the story that was being told, as if we were being given a preview for an ABC mini-series. What we mean by this is, this subject is very serious, and we felt that the little anecdote that started this article was written distastefully. Using phrases such as “struggles her way to a telephone . . . covered with scrapes and bruises” and the overall melodrama underlying the writer’s message reinforces a stereotype of avictim being attacked in a dark alley by a total stranger, when in fact most rapes occur in acquainted situations. This account of the rape is hearsay, the writer even admitting later in the article that he/she had only heard stories of what had happened that night. Then why, may I ask, did this article start with such a graphic account of what “allegedly” happened? We feel the writer was incredibly ignorant in beginning the article this way. There is too much of a trashy, tabloid-like quality to this passage, with a blatant disregard for the target’s feelings. The woman who was assaulted does not need to re-read her experiences in such a zealous manner. Women should be aware that they are not weak victims, but rather vulnerable targets for men with no respect for themselves or other human beings. It seems so typical of the media to find a “story” in this situation, beginning in medius res, with no evidence to back it up. Did you interview this woman? Is this the account she gave you? I don’t think so. This account sounds like one taken from something the writer watched on TV. There is no need for this fierce account of the situation in order to express the severity of the crime, as not all rapes are a fight to the death. We are not saying that we feel rape isn’t violent, because it is. However, this account downplays less “physically evident” rape, as some women feel they are not justified in their accusations because they were not covered in cuts and bruises, and they didn’t get assaulted with a weapon. , Rape is something that affects a woman for the rest of her life, and affects

all women

in society.

It is

not a “story,” it should be not be glorified by the media, and, more importantly, it doesn’t always happen this way. Instead of trashing women who have been raped with these words, can we try to promote

a realistic approach to the situation, without gory and unprecedented recounts? We congratulate the writer for approaching this issue. However, the stereotypes of the “helpless victim” and “savage attacker” must be re-evaluated. Stories like this do not educate anybody about rape. Women must be given strength to overcome their roles as victims. But more importantly, men need to communicate rather than dominate. Concerned students, Astrid Sealey Melissa Mancini 2nd yr English and Kinesio&ogy

A big Beef with the big Beef T’o the Editor, This letter is in response to T. J. Behe’s article regarding university sports and sexual assault in the November 1 lth issue of Imprint. The article states that when one or two men speak of women as objects in the locker room, others believe it is acceptable so it becomes the norm. Then it claims that most don’t agree and dislike what they are hearing. This is absurd. I cannot discern why sexist talk and attitude is unchallenged within sports teams such as the writer describes. I am unsure whether team members agree with it or if they are afraid of being seen as individuals. It is disheartening either way. It also disturbs me to read this and think that players can be so infhienced by the sexist attitudes of their coaches that they can actually find the issue of sexual assault funny. I do not understand how one person can have that much power over people in the age group of nineteen and over. While I think that this article was written with good intention, I am sick of hearing excuses about the sexist behaviour that is too commonly displayed among sports players. May I also suggest to the writer of this article to think about the attitude that may be conveyed when women are spoken of as “babes,” “chicks,” or “hotties” in or out of the locker room. Raqrtel

practicing some more are the athletes ready to compete at the varsity level. However., being selected for the team is only the beginning of a whole new set of challenges. Somehow, amid the endless stream of assignments, reports and midterms, varsity athletes fit many hours of practice, cross-training, and in case of injuries, physiotherapy into their weekly schedule. Factor in the games, competitions, and travelling time, and the end result is a huge time commitment from a lot of busy people. Why are varsity athletes involved in their sports? Is it really for the adoration of the fans as Durant claims? As a varsity athlete myself, I believe that I speak on behalf of all varsity athletes when I answer NO! When my alarm clock goes off at 5130 a.m. for morning practices, I am quite certain that every UW varsity figure skating fan is tucked snugly in bed. And upon arrival at Columbia Icefields, I am not surprised to find it deserted in the predawn hours: no adoring fans, no agents clutching their checkbooks. Varsity athletes are involved in sports for personal reasons, not for the fans or the dollar signs that may or may not materialize. We practice day after day and push ourselves to the limit for the LOVE OF THE SPORT. Any athlete will agree that there is no better feeling than going into the biggest game of the season, putting forth 110% effort, and coming away with a personal best performance of the season. There is no better feeling than knowing that you performed to the potential that you knew you could achieve and that all the hard work and preparation paid off. And you are glad to share that moment of personal triumph with teammates, coaches and of course the fans, who supported and believed in you and your athletic ability. Varsity athletics plays an important role at UW by building school spirit, providing a release from the daily stresses of university life, and by providing a link to the other universities in Canada. AAer all, the whole point of varsity athletics is to send our best athletes to compete against the best of the rest of the universities in Ontario, and ultimately across Canada. Let the games begin!

David

A love of the game To the Editor In his article “Sports Sawks” (Nov. 1 l), Eugene Durant states “loads of adoring fans will praise them [varsity athletes], and that they’11 make lots of cash.” Varsity athletics, however, is not about fans and money. Durant fails to recognize the hard work athletes put into their respective sports just to be able to compete at the university level. Most athletes begin participating in sports at an early age. Only after years of practicing, often at 6 or -6;30 a.m., competing, and

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A Socialist writes To the Editor, Re: Stephen Younge’s op-ed piece “Is Socialism Finally Dying?” (Imprint, 18 Nov.). Stephen seems to have taken as his single source the fine report by Micheal .Bryson on the October 15 protest against the Reform Party’s national convention (Imprint, 21 Ott). Without background research, however, the few secondhand facts and ranting style of Continued

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continued from page 11 Stephen’s piece serve to render the event unintelligible. I would like to correct certain misunderstanding. The International Socialists (IS) were one of about fifty groups that endorsed the October 15 demonstration. Although the IS played an important organizational role, the protest against the Reform Party brought together hundreds of diverse people. Stephen attempted to belittle this unity by calling it a “mishmash of special interests” such is how the Reform Party describes our society as a whole - except white-englishChristian-(unhyphenated)-Canadians, and profitable corporations. Stephen was particularly hostile toward the Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC). He thinks that the OCAC is a “special interest group” which is guilty of “straying from their original mandate.” Stephen says that he supports the right of any woman to terminate an unwanted pregnancy; but this is hardly genuine if he divides out the actual medical procedure as a “special interest”! Fortunately, the “original mandate” of the OCAC was not limited to securing the legal right to abortion. It aimed, rather, to secure safe and free access to abortion services within a context of comprehensive womens’ reproductive health care; to overcome the obstacles to reproductive control faced especially by working class women, women of colour, young and immigrant women. This struggle is not over, but the recent opening of a new abortion clinic in Ottawa, for example, owes everything to the strategy developed by the WAC: mass mobilization on the ground, forging links between other struggles and that for reproductive rights, and successfUlly arguing for solidarity among them. Canada is the only industrialized country that does not criminalize abortion precisely because of such militant solidarity. It’s

hollow just to say that one is a “proud supporter” of abortion rights. Ten years ago, when the WAC organized broadly based (mishmashed!) demonstrations in support of a then-illegal clinic inToronto, Stephen might well have denounced their “socialistic ideologizing.” But because of that a woman’s right to choose now stands. The Campaign against the Reform Party (CARP) was built upon similar principles as the pro-choice movement. Reform’s revisionist position on Quebec generalizes into a reactionary agenda targeting all ‘minority’ groups - i.e. the ‘mishmash of special interests’ that constitutes the vast majority. The only way to defeat this politics ofscapegoating is through a united fight back; the foremost characteristic of October 15, lost on Stephen, was solidarity. Indeed, that to change the conditions of all oppression advances each ‘mandate’ is an outlook held by more and more people these days. So the answer to Stephen’s question is: on the contrary!

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To the Editor, Last week I read the article “White Men Can’t Jump” (Nov. 1S), and to put it mildly, I was disgusted with the attitudes put forth by some of the members of the Hong Kong Students’ Association. The article discusses the l’ecent controversy of the Hong Kong Students’ Association Basketball tournament. According to the article, the team called “The Untouchables” were unable to have nonAsians on their team. I personally feel that restricting people

to play in a tournament because of their race is blatant discrimination! The article mentions that the sports director told one student that anyone could play “as long as they are not pure white or black.” The president of the Hong Kong Students’ Association’s excuse was that “white players are PROBABLY BIG GUYS” and that the association wanted the tournament for Asian Size. The above comment is a pathetic generalization and stereotype. Comments and rules like that put forth by an ETHNIC Association President is simple ignorance. How can someone such as an Ethnic Association President make comments like that? Isn’t the point of such Students’ Associations to promote cultural understanding within their own culture and other cultures? To not allow white players to play because they are “PROBABLY BIG GUYS” is wrong. How can you make that type ofjudgement? Not ALL white people are big Basketball players. In fact, only one of the three white players initially banned from the tournament was over 6 feet. Now, if the Hong Kong Students’ Association truly did not want the game to be dominated by size, they should have restricted the game to people of ALL RACES under six feet tall. To not allow a team to play in the playoffs because they have three white players is spineless. You can not ban players in the middle of a tournament because of such ignorant excuses such as size and race. Basketball is a game meant for all races, gender and size. Do not trivialize and ruin the

The Unity Say: He is Allah, The One; Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; He begetteth not, Nor is He begotten; And there is none Like unto Him. [Translation of the meanings 112 of the Q&an]

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In this short chapter from the Qur’an, the broad attributes of the Creator are explained. The first line stresses the unity of God. This fact can be arrived at independently by observation and logical considerations. Observation dictates that there is a uniqueness in the design of the universe. The fact that separately justified areas of knowledge can have unforeseen complementary aspects is an indicator of this. For example, in the latter part of this century many biological processes were examined using knowledge from chemistry, revealing veritable chemical factories in living tissues which maintain life. The fact, that chemical knowledge, arrived at in a very different setting can shed light on a different level of complexity (biological) is astounding. This feat applies to many other areas of subject overlap. Physics likewise can be brought to bear on problems of chemistry and biology, with similar confidence in an underlying unity of design. Certainly a design so seamless that we may apply the same body of knowledge to objects as diverse as a DNA molecule to galaxyclusters is an indicator of a single plan, a single Designer. Now let us turn to the logical necessity of a unique Creator. Let’s consider that instead of one God, there are two (or more) Gods. This implies that these Gods in some sense (maybe not physically) are separate from each other. This means that they arc both subject

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governing their separateness. The difficulty is now apparent, where did this rule come from? A higher being must be invoked. Only the existence of a singular Creator can solve the paradox. The other alternative (to be fair to our atheist friends), is that no Creator

such irrational restrictions. In the whole scheme of things, we are all human beings. Such superficial classifica-

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To the Ed&w, As a female student here at the University of Waterloo who is about to embark into a professional field dominated by men, I am upset at the article “Cole seeks gender-neutral degree titles” (Nov. 18). I think it is carrying the women’s/feminist’s movement too far. It makes a mockery of the advances that the women’s movement has made towards equality. In my opinion I think it actually produces setbacks to equality. By changing the title of a degree obtained at university or college is as absurd as fighting for the changing of a man-hole cover to a maintenance-hole cover. This iS time and money wasted that should have been spent on fighting the problem of abuse of women on campuses. Carol Mor@uk 3rd yr. Planning

of God exists. Things are the way they are, because that’s the way they are. Things just evolve into their present state by unbiased, unholy physical laws of matter. See, the atheist will say, superstition has nothing to do with it, our universe is a material phenomenon understandable by scientific enquiry, no need for God. What atheists unwittingly do is make “the laws of the universe” their god. The shortcoming here too is evident, for the laws of the universe in which they are embodied cant predate the universe itself. Real trouble starts when the fact that the universe was one day born into existence, i.e. a Big Bang occurred, is recalled. What acrobatics must be necessary to account for that “physical process?” The verse, “Allah, the Eternal, Absolute” alludes to His omnipotence, including the domain of physical law. Indeed we use the term physical law in contradistinction to the logically possible state of lawlessness. Such terminology makes cognitive room for such related concepts as law-giver (i.e. source of laws) and justice. How is the idea ofjustice related to physical law? Let’s take electrons, which needless to say have a right to be electrons. Day in and day out they live up to the task, not faltering in characteristic properties one instant, throughout the universe. Isn’t this justice on a grand scale? The next verse, “He begetteth not, Nor is He begotten,” makes the definition of God clearer sti II. As previously demonstrated’ it is logically implausible for there to be a party to God’s divinity. “Nor is He begotten” may refer to the alleged paradox of who created God. By the verse’s admission, God is not subject to the given laws of birth and death, youth and old age, etc. As the final line states, “And there is none Like unto Him.” In other words, no idea or thing can stand as a model of God, for these are just creations in themselves. Creation is never a substitute for the Creator, whose qualities transcend that which He creates. For more information about Islam or a free copy of the Qur’an, please 41 Muhammad Elrabaa at x5035 or send an email to elrabaa@vl,si.uwaterloo.ca.


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To the Ed&r, Are you concerned about increasing tuition fees? You should be concerned. College and university tuition fees in Ontario have risen thirty per cent in the last three years, several times the rate of inflation. On top of this, the proposed elimination of block cash transfer payments to the provinces contained in the Federal government’s Social Policy Review is “expected to cause tuition fees to double by 1997.” Public finding would be replaced with a direct Federal loan scheme. Income Contingent Loan Repayment plans (ICLR), as they are called, would dramatically alter the face of post-secondary education. They would cause a hierarchy of increasingly competitive schools. Schools would become ‘streamlined’ with a ‘reduction of overlap’ through ‘specialization’ that would eliminate access to many programs and greatly narrow choice. They would promote a more centralized administrative structure and restrict independent, democratic voices on campus. Worst of all, ICLR’s do not address the real problems of inaccessibility and low quality. Loans discriminate based on capacity to assume a large debt. You would not be considered for post-secondary education on merit alone. Those who earned less would take longer to pay the loan back accrue more interest. Further, the Liberal govemmerit’s Social Policy Review proposes a vicious assault on other social programs. Over seven billion in cuts to Unemployment Insurance, welfare and post-secondary education were announced in the 1994 budget. This is how the Liberal government proposes to reduce the deficit. A more viable way for the Liberal government to reduce the delitit is by creating a fairer tax system. Are you aware that in 1992 the Royal Bank earned $63 million and paid no tax while one of its tellers in B.C. earned $25 thousand in the same year and paid $5,732 in taxes?! Here are some other corporations that made a profit of millions without paying any income tax; Honda Canada 199 I, $47.118 million; Into 1992, $48.883 million; Midland Walwy 1992, $27.5 18 million; Mutual Trust 1992, $5.575 million; Proctor & Gamble 1992, $14,221 million; and the list goes on. In addition, the Globe and Mail Report on Business published a list of over seventy companies owing $100 million or more in deferred taxes. Some of these companies include Bell Canada, Canadian Pacific, Domtar, General Motors of Canada, I’BM Canada, Imperial Oil, Maclean Hunter, Northern Telecom, Petro-Canada, and Xerox Canada. It is time to act! On January 25, 1995, students across the nation will walk out and show the Liberal government that we are not prepared to pay. We believe that progressive efforts demand minimally: the freezing of tuition rates, no cuts to Established

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(EPF), ie. federal transfer payments, the resoration of OHIP coverage for international students, and the rejection of the Income Contingent Loan Repayment plan avenue as an acceptable way out of the funding

crisis. Actions like the January 25 student protest-strike can mobilize the anger and build the solidarity to really stop these attacks proposed in the Social Policy Review. Think about it and take ACTION. Concerned individuals meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 in MC 4020. Matta Stranianek Member of the UW Anti-Cu& tion Committee

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Cutbacks unacceptable To the Edi’tor, On top of the 30% increase over the last three years, the proposed elimination of cash transfer payments to the provinces contained in the federal government’s Social Policy Review is expected to cause tuition fees in Ontario to at least double by 1997. But we can barely afford our tuition fees now! As the Federation of Students put it in its response to the policy review, these cutbacks are “unacceptable.“Here, as across the country, students are “adamantly against theeliminationoffederal cashtransfers.” For we know that this would gravely restrict accessibility, and it would leave those students who do enroll with crippling debts. But this is whatUoydRuworthy proposes to do. Our anger is legitimate. There are no “hooligans” in the student movement -- just angry students who haven’t been heard in years. How do we organize our common anger to make thegovernment chunge course? Credibility at the negotiating table is not a favour bestowed by the other party. It’s a matter of power. Students have power only in unity. Our lobbying will remain ineffective until it is publicly known that thousands and thousands of angry students stand behind it. Only then can we extract commitments and accountability from the government. We need a united, visible opposition -- nut just symbolic protest. Like on November 16, when 13,000 students converged on Parliament Hill -- from Quebec and Ontario, OUSA (Queen’s) and OFS -- to tell the government that their plans are unacceptable. And they were heard. Thus we support the Canadawidestudentprotest-strickun Junumy 25 1995. When we amplify the solidarity ofNovember 16 across the country, we can prove to the govemment that all students are united and serious in our opposition to its plans. That’s how we’ll stop the cutbacks and win the tuition freeze that is required in order for fair negotiations over the funding crisis to OCcur. Betty Sparks UW Anti-Cuts

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dents. My greatest hope is that I was the only student to read this article. Unfortunately, I am sure that others did and I reply on your behalf. Many issues were touched on in the letter, the most humorous being the attack on the Federation of Students. Humorous because, as we all know, the student government system in a university of this size is not all that complex. In fact, it is so simple that anyone in the first semester of their very first university year is fully qualified to comment on it. Actually, I’m mistaken, and I’m very sorry for it. The part about co-op students was hilarity to an extreme. I had no idea that every co-op student could pay their own was through university and have plenty of money left when they graduate. Why would they graduate? I thought that even though there is a high placement rate in co-operative programs here at Waterloo, some co-op students are left on their own to find employment. I also thought that most co-op jobs were situated in and around the Toronto area, but since I still hold firm in this belief I can rest easy in the knowledge that the rent in these areas is so very affordable that it doesn’t take a significant portion of the average student’s pay. But then again, I’m no longer as experienced with the co-op program as 1 was in 1A. I have to admit that I have no

significant basis for my knowledge. I’ve had friends in co-op for four years now, and they have all had high-paying co-op jobs and not one has paid an arm or leg for rent. In fact, very few of them actually owe money to anyone. Like me, they only owe on their credit cards and to their banks the outstanding portion of their student loans. Also, we must note here that using Waterloo’s co-;op placement records for justifying increases in tuition is a very wise thing to do. I can think of eighteen universities in Ontario off the top of my head, and they all have a co-op program like the one at Waterloo. No, wait, I think I read somewhere that they did not. Let me again remind you that this argument was used to argue for tuition hikes all across Canada. Since Waterloo has been recognized as providing the leaders of the future, I think we also owe it to these leaders to teach them how to keep their feet on the ground (not in their mouths), and not to step in anything (like they did here). Maybe that is taught in lB, I don’t remember! Jusun Newman 4A RPW

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he police have a job to do in OUT society. That job is to en sure that the law is upheld and to catch people who break the law. That job is not to decide on punishments for people or to unnecessarily interfere in their lives. Recently, the police in Peterborough greatly overstepped their bounds. When a pedophile was released from

the Police Kingston penitentiary and came to Peterborough, they issued it warning to the public, claiming that the ex-con posed a risk to children. Now, just tomake everythingcrystal clear, I amnot defending pedophiles. I am criticising the police. The police are a branch of a system that ensures that society does not degenerate into anarchy. There are the Members of Parliament and the Senate to make the laws. There are the courts to decide if those laws are valid under the constitu-

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‘ve had a number of interesting conversations with atheists over the years, and there’s always been something that’s been noticeable. No matter what their definition of atheism is, nomatter what they believe (orrefUse to believe), they are adamant that they do not hold any irrational assumptions, have no “faith,” and most certainly are not religious -- they are, they claim, the opposite of “religious.” 1 don’t believe them. They lt~e religious. They’re just too afraid to admit it. Please don’t misunderstand me they do not secretly believe in “God”or some supernatural force. Their fierce and passionate defence of atheism is not, however, as purely logical and rational as they would like to convince me. Their entire construct of the universe relies on a faith and assumption in certain things, things that they choose to label as rational and self evident, but are not necessarily so. My personal belief system -Catholic, but probably not strictly orthodox -- allows for an acceptance of, say, the “laws of physics.” I believe in God, an omnipotent being who has chosen to set up a series ofrelationships between matter (created by Him) that humans are still in the process of figuring out, and in the meantime have labelled through the sciences. The core of my belief is that Godset these relationships up. I believe they exist -- tomorrow there will still be gravity, the sun will shine, and my clothing will not spontaneously change into chimeras and eat me. That is because God, for whatever reason, wants it that way. Silly, perhaps. It is an unprovable belief. But I accept it as a matter of faith. The atheists I have encountered (and I wouldn’t want to lump all atheists together -- 1imagine that wouldn’t go over too well) agree with me that physical laws govern how matter relates to each other. Physics, chemistry, biology: all attempt to define the external forces governing the world (and, by assumption, the rest of the universe). They too belie.ve in gravity, the sun, and the stability of their garments. But underlying this belief (which they tend to call rational, provable, and irrefutable) is a basic assumption in something that can not beproven. The “laws” of physics are nothing more than an interpretation of a patiern of events that has continued to happen, with some predictability, whenever certain conditions are met. If I pick up a coffee cup and drop it, it falls. I do this

a thousand times, and I have a lot of broken coffee cups. Why does this happen? Because of gravity. Butwhat is gravity? One can define gravity as the attraction between masses, but one could also say that gravity is the work of little invisible gnomes that are everywhere and who like to break coffee cups. The “laws of physics” deny this, but if there are zillions of little gnomes running around, how could one check? Why is “gravity” considered a law? Because it always happens; you can predict it. Why does it always happen? Because of the laws ofphysics; the law says it will always happen, and it does. Do you see the circular logic at the bake of all science? If you make a mistake in defining what is making things work (gravity vs. little invisible gnomes) you can not correct yourself: both theories could be expanded to fit the facts. I don’t mean that I believe gnomes are at the root of Newton’s discovery. But the atheists I have known refuse to accept that science is based on a faith: the faith that observed patterns will always be true because of self evident laws governing those patterns. This is simply an assumption. It is not, really, any more likely that there are laws that have simply always existed controlling everything in the universe than it is that there is some omnipotent being that created said universe and laws. Everyone must make assumptions; life is impossible without them. If I do not believe (at the subconscious level) that my floor will always be there, I’d have a hard time getting up in the moming. I “know” that things stay the same unless there is a reason for the change - a chemical reaction, a physical force, something. Atheists are simply afraid to acknowledge this isfaith. After all, if you pride yourself on being logical and not having anything as silly as a faith (like those foolish religious people), admitting that science could be viewed as a self perpetuating sham would be pretty damn scary. I do not deny that I can not “prove” God (and here I simply mean an omnipotent being, not necessarily the Cluistian “God”). When I see a beautitil forest in the bright colours of fall and say “there is evidence of God,” an atheist is perfectlyjustified in replying “there is evidence of biology in action.” I openly admit and relish that my belief is a conscious one of faith: I believe in God and can’t prove it. Unfortunately, the atheists I’ve known are too concerned with intellectually distancing themselves from “religious people” like myself to admit that they, too, have some faith. And that, I think, is sad.

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tion and to decide upon the punishments for breaking those laws. And the police enforce these laws. It is not within the scope of enforcing the law to issue warnings of this sort. In fact, I do not think that these warnings should ever be issued, on the grounds that if the system works, such warnings would not ever be necessary. A warning would be necessary if there was still danger. However, according to the justice system, in this case there is not. The convict in question served his full sentence. He did not get parole, as so many do. Therefore, his debt to society is discharged, as is the debt to society ofanyone who breaks the law and fulfils the obligations placed upon them by the courts, whether that obligation involves a fine, community service, or a jail sentence. And if someone is unreformable? A constant risk to the public? The law in Canada has made provisions for such a situation, and if someone is judged to be such a threat, they can be locked up indefinitely. Anyone who thinks that this man has not paid off his debt to society should have a problem with the judicial system, not this man. If you commit a crime and receive a lenient sentence, is it your fault? What makes me angry is that the police have taken on the responsibility of the court in this situation. They have

tried to add to this man’s sentence. By telling people that he is a risk, they are obviously attempting to stir up hate against this man, I can see two motives for this. One is that they did this out of pure maliciousness. They do not like this man and so seek to make his life more unpleasant than it undoubtedly already is.

Anyone who thinks that sentences are too light should have a problem with the system, not the convicts The other is to stir up the community against him so that he will leave, and the local police will no longer be responsible for him. In effect, they are trying to dump their problems on anyone else. In fact, this is what has happened. The ex-con was going to stay in Peter-

borough because a sponsor had found him a place to stay in a church mission. Now, he has been forced to leave this. I don’t have statistics to confirm or disconfirm this theory, but I would expect that convicts who are released and who find some stability in their lives quickly would stand a better chance of staying out of trouble that one who is released and forced out of their new home, to go to a strange new town and try to start from scratch. Now, there will be people who will argue that the harm done to children by this man may well be permanent, and so he should suffer a permanent sentence of some sort. I completely agree that the harm done may be life-long for those children this man abused, but I say that the sentence isfor he courts to dtrcide. Judges only become judges aAer many years in the judicial system. They are experienced in dealing with criminals, sentences, and the law. The police do not have this experience, and neither do the people who protested outside of the house where the pedophiIe spent his brief time in Peterborough, before reluctantly departing. Subsequently, the police should not issue these warnings, as neither they nor the people to whom the warnings are issued really know what sort ofpunishment from society a lawbreaker should receive.

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Thursday when he was named the CIAU’s most outstanding defensive player of the year. Delaney was understandably at a loss for words when he was awarded the prestigious President’s Trophy. “I was really excited to win,” said Delaney. “My hands were sweating and I was shaking. I could barely talk.” Delaney was also named an All-Canadian at the dinner in Toronto Thursday night.

“T think it is a really good honour [to win the President’s Trophy and be named and All-Canadian]. It is good to be recognized for your efforts,” said a very reserved and quiet Delaney. He may be soft-spoken but the 6’0, 180 pound team captain played his heart out for Waterloo andgave the Warriors everything he had over the years. “Gory made a tremendous contribution to the team as a player but his leadership was outstanding

of the Huskies. And though Saskatchewan scored the first three points of overtime, Western took is alive over offensively, and scored 13 unanswered points. Perhaps the biggest surprise came from Anthony Lane, who after being shut down by the Huskies special team defence throughout the game, ran 77 yards on a punt return and scored the game’s final points, and set a Vanier Cup record in the process. But neither of the two heroes received the game’s MVP award. That was reserved for Saskatchewan’s Brent Schneider, who broke or tied five CZAU Vanier Cup records himself. By making 36 of 67 for 528 yards, Schneider set new marks for pass attempts, completions and total yards. His four touchdowns tied a mark held by several quarterbacks, and unfortunately, his five interceptions was also a Vanier Cup first. Western’s Warren Goldie also had a great passing game, completing 26 of 41 passes for 360 yards. The winning QB had nothing but praise for both teams. Jude St. John of the University of Western “They were so tough Ontario Mustangs hoists the Vanier Cup Over his and came back to give head after his team defeated Saskatchewan 50-40. us a huge scare. Thank God we had the players we had to keep our intensity But Jagas’ best moment came short at __ _ _up,” -- sam-1s-lboldle. with four seconds left, as the

niversity football and well in Canada! Just ask the 28,000-plus fans who witnessed the best football game played in this country all year. To top it off, it just happened to be the championship game. On Saturday, the University of Western Ontario Mustangs regained their status as the CIAU’s best by defeating the Saskatchewan Huskies 50-40. And the game best de- fined how good the university season was this year. One last-minute field goal, several CIAU and Vanier Cup records broken, and a 70-plus yard punt return for a game-clinching touchdown. Not to mention a 20-point Saskatchewan comeback to leave a predominantly Western crowd on the edge of their seat chewing their purple and whites. But in the end, Westem prevailed as Vanier Cup champs for the first time in five years. “I can’t explain how good it feels,” said P.J. Gleason, the All-Canadian lineman who was partly responsible for allowing his quarterback the time to engineer the dominating Western attack. “I’ve waited a long time for this.” Gleason said Western was finally granted the award they deserved after dominating the OUAA for so long, but coming up just the Yates Cup every year. “Once we got past Laurier, there was no stopping us,” added Gleason. Western was led by Frank Jagas, the All-Canadian punter and

kicker, who by kicking five field goals and five converts, was rewarded with a ClAU record for points in one game. His 20 was two more than the old mark.

Kitchener native booted one 42 yards to tie the game at 37-37, and send the game into overtime. From that point on, Western seemed to have knocked the momentum out

The Western victory topped off a perfect Mustang season, who despite having to scrape by in two overtime battles, went 10-O for 1994.

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this year,” said coach Dave “Tuw’ Knight, who has seen Delaney improve year after year. “Gory was able to come up with big plays in a number of games which helped us win and make it to the playoffs this year.” Delaney led the CIAU this season with seven interceptions in as many games. He also became the all-time leader in career interceptions at Waterloo with 17. “I guess I just get myself in the right position,” replied Delaney when asked about his incredible ability to snag those passes. “My second and fifth year were the most outstanding because of the amount of interceptions I had. It seems like in between there I didn’t feel as aggressive to the ball. Like when the ball was thrown in the air I didn’t feel like I was going right for it and that’s exactly what I was doing this year.” Delaney’s contribution to the team’s success did not stop on defence. He also led the team in punt returns with 3 10 yards and was a valuable return man and special teams player for Waterloo. Delaney was once again named an OUAA all-star for the

third year in a row. “Overall we played pretty well this year,” said Delaney reflecting on the season which saw the Warriors make it to the playoffs for the first time in two years. They finished the season ranked ninth in the country. “We still didn’t play to our potential. We could have played longer. However it did give people a taste of what Waterloo football is all about.” Delaney will not be returning in his familiar #27 jersey with the Warriors next year. His very successful university career with Waterloo has come to an end. “It hasn’t really hit me yet [that football is over with the Warriors],” said Delaney who hopes to pursue a football career in the CFL. “It’s pretty sad but I chose the right school to come to. I met a lot of good people and I made a lot of good friends over the years.” Delaney’s outstanding play on defense has helped to bring more respect to the football program at the University of Waterloo. The award not only shows the hard work and dedication ofDelaney but also the entire team and the coaches as well.

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Warrior volleyball feel they’re left out financially by T. J. Behe Imprint sports ne of the school’s highest esteemed varsity teams be lieve they are being left out financially. Members of the Waterloo Warriors volleyball team believes the Athletic department are not giving them enough financial support to purchase some badly needed equipment. “They don’t give us what we deserve,” says Rene Holt, a fifth year player. “We need new equipment right now.” Holt believes his team is not getting the same money as other varsity teams, and says it’s outrageous considering his volleyball team is the highest CIAU-ranked team at this school so far this year. “Judging from how we are doing so far, the department should do something.”

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Currently, the Warriors are ranked 9th in Canada, and have won all 13 of their exhibition, tournament and regular season games. “We feel like second-class athletes,” added Matt Reid, the fourthyear OUAA All- Star, who plays power-forward for the squad. “We haven’ t got the respect we deserve.” The players say they need new balls because the ones they have now are worn out from usage. “All our balls are black from wear and tear,” said Reid, They add that they have used equipment from outside the school. “Our coach had to bring in his own balls, added Holt. Athletic co-ordinator Judy McCrae said the department began the year with a dozen new balls, but they haven’t been able to last. “We lost eight or nine balls because of their bladder giving out,” said McCrae, who noted that the balls are made by a national spon-

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See, the problem is that only a couple of hundred people could fit into the building at any one time. And that’s pushing it. “I don’t know about the engineering,” said Coach Don McKee. “The place is cozy, but you can’t get anybody in here.” Why would the university consider building a rink with no seats? What happens when the playoffs come, and the majority of the student body wants to see their team come and kick some ass? The university would have saved money if they just built an outdoor rink, and had some local

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eight before they both fouled out. In their second game, the Warrior’s took on the York Yeomen. Once again, it was a close match-up until the last few minutes of the game, when the Yeoman pulled out the win. Inexperience was once again the downfall for the Warriors. Veterans Van Koughnet and Hopkins once again led the team in scoring, with 19 and 18 points respectively. Nick Poulmenos scored 14 points and Ashoak Grewal scored eight before they each fouled out. Coach Kieswetter understands that it is going to take a while for the rookies and other team members to gain the valuable game experience that Waterloo will need to be a contender in their regular seson Play * “We are realistic in our expectations. We lack a lot of experi-

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ears of arduous training wi I I reach a climax on Nov. 27 as triathlete Barry Young represents Canada at the World Triathlon Championships in New Zealand. Young, 30, of Waterloo, has found training for the championships a strenuous and time-consuming task which takes motivation and endurance. A triathlon consists of three events. The length of each can vary, but generally triathletes swim 1.5 kilometres, bike 40 kilometres and run 10 kilometres. To train, Young balances a busy schedule between his job as a quality service officer at Manulife Financial in Waterloo, and his active life as a triathlete. He describes himself as a “very serious recreational triathlete.” A triathlete spends hundreds of hours training, says friend and fellow triathlete Nole Staut. Young attributes his skills as a triathlete to an athletic background in St. Catharines where he was born. He was a lifeguard during his youth in high school, a job that enhanced his swimming skills, He enjoyed both running and biking when he was young, eventually improving his skills as he got older. “Barry is very strong on the bike and during the run,” says Stauton. After attending university, Young gained a significant amount of weight and he cycled and ran to lose the weight. That led to his eventual interest in triathlons. He went from about 225 pounds to 158 pounds as a result of his training, which required focus and discipline. Young attributes his discipline to a good work ethic. He says he rarely misses workouts. Young’s hectic daily schedule begins with work from 7:30 a.m. to I1 ;30 a.m. He runs or swims until about 1 p.m., returns to work until 5 p.m., and ends the day with a twohour swim or bike ride. He also works out on weekends. Flexible hours at his job enable him to have enough time to work

out, but to handle such a hectic schedule he has to be highly motivated. “You want to find out how good you can get at it,” he says. He wants to know how he will fare against the competition. “At times it can be frustrating,” says Barry’s wife Susan, who doesn’t mind the idea of a husband who is adedicated triathlete. “Barry can be testy a day or two before a race. But I guess that’s a part of being so driven and focused.” Young said his relationship with his wife is unaffected by his participation in triathlons because she has her own interests outside of their relationship as welLYoung qualified for the triathlon in New Zealand by finishing first at a qualifLing race in Welland, Ont. on Labour Day weekend, where he competed against some of the world’s best professionals. He said his time was fantastic 1:55:X The average time for a professional triathlete to successfully complete a course is about two hours. It was a surprising victory for Young who, prior to the Welland race, had a disappointing finish at a race in Kelona, B.C. where he finished with a time of 2: 10. “To this day, I have no idea why I didn’t race well in Kelona,” said Young. “I sometimes feel frustrated when I can’t explain why I’m not having a good workout.” He said he doesn’t often endure frustration because of the personal enjoyment he receives from training and participating in triathlons. Training for a triathlon in Canada can be difficult and often strenuous because of the climate. “It’s tough on Canadians to train for triathalons, especially tough on eastern Canadians,” says Young. Conditions in eastern Canada are not as conducive to training as British Columbia and the southern United States, where the climate is more temperate. “Even daylight savings makes it tough, because I have to be home by about 5 p.m. to give me enough time to train before it gets dark,” he says. Training is difficult for Canadian triathletes and so is the pain

tions are “a really good reflection of what we have been doing here at u-w.” Four of the seven all-stars will show up as returning players for next year’s season. The unprecedented nine selections closes out an extremely successfid year for the rugby Warriors, who saw themselves dominate both the varsity and junior varsity ranks of the OUAA’s B division. Making up the rest of the team were four players from the RMC Redmen, two from the Brock Badgers and one each from the UofT blues and Laurier Golden Hawks. The till-star team is selected each year, based on voting by the league’s coaches. Humphreys said that he thought “they did a good job of picking a representitive squad.”

Finals that all triathletes endure. Young recalls a race in which he was accidentally kicked in the face by anot her triathlete about 300 metres into the one-kilometre swim. “My goggles came off and I lost a contact lens,“says Young. He decided not to finish the race with only one contact lens. Throughout the years he has been a triathlete, Young has never been seriously injured. However that doesn’t mean he hasn’t endured his share of pain. He says pain comes with anaerobic threshold work-outs, essentially a far more intense style of circuit training. During a running workout, he travels at his fastest speed for 400 metres, walks for 100 metres, and runs at his fastest speed once again for another 400 metres. Young also runs a one mile “loop” of hills, meaning he runs straight up an incline for about a mile, Workouts of this difficulty don’t usually affect Young, though he recalls an occasion when he went out to dinner with friends following a workout when he did have some diffkulty. “I was drifting in and out of the conversation,” says Young. It’s passible, he says, that he may have had heat stroke from a work-out earlier in the day. So why endure such intense physical exhaustion? “You do it because you want to find out how good you can be,” Young says. “It gives me a chance to represent my country and find out where I stand compared to the world’s best triathletes. “I’m doing something not a lot of people will have the chance to do.“He is contemplating turning professional. The idea of obtaining sponsorship appeals to Young. Young is anxious to find out how he will fareagainst the world’s best next month in New Zealand. He continues to train every day in preparation for the big event. “You really have got to have it in you,” says triathlete and friend Tony Evans. “Barry is dedicated, focused, and he knows what his goals are.”


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Captain Kara Rice led the way with thirds in both the 5Om and 1OOm breast-strokes. Veteran teammate Jen Reatty added a fourth in the 200m breast while sophmore Deanna Hlywka finished in the top ten in the 200m free. The Warriors fared no better, despite valiant efforts from the likes of Ed Furs who was fourth in both the 50m freestyle and 200m butterfly* Furs, along with captain Chris Nagy, placed in the top eight for the 1OOm fly. Nagy was also third in the 5Om backstroke and sixth in the 1OOm free. Veteran sprinter Ian Hunt hoped on a plane from his Co-up placement in Fort Francis to compete in the 5Om freestyle special. He finished fifth in this elite event for competitors with an entry time of 24.3 seconds or better. Perhaps the most impressive swims were from the milers Brian Roughley, Trevor Denstedt and Jay Cull who all finished in the top ten

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Nancy Ford and in Open Dance, Susan Papert. Other team members that contributed to the fifth place ranking were: Helen Atkinson, Andrea Be&old, Gina Cervini, Sharryn Cockell, Kristen Giles, Jennifer Harrison, Valorie Miller, Tina Siddik, Sharlene Slater, Jill Thomson and LauraVanderheyden. Coaches Carolyn Allwright and Carolyn McNeice hope the team can repeat its efforts for this weekends tournament if not improve it.

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Queen’s

VOLLEY&ALL RESULTS

Waterloo 3 Laurier (13-15, 1614,15-13,14-l& 16-14) 2 0

Brock

2 3 2 1

OUAA HOCKEY GOALTENDING LEADERS Pluyer

Toronto Ottawa Carleton

McMaster 3 (15-7, 15-8, 15-3)

2 0 2 4

OUAA HOCKEY SCORING LEADERS Player Team GP G A TP Ryan Savoia Brock 10 12 11 23 John Spoltore Laurier 8 7 15 22 D. Macoretta Brock 8 11 7 38 Ben Davis York 10 7 10 17 Aaron Nagy Western 9 4 12 16 Chris Chancy Guelph 10 6 10 16 Tcxld Zavitz Brock 10 2 14 16 Chris George Laurier 7 8 7 15 Mike Dahle Laurier 8 5 10 15 Shawn Costello York 10 10 5 15 Don McConnell Laurier 8 5 9 14 Martin Roy Ottawa 8 2 12 14 Rob Hildebrandt Brock 10 3 11 14

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Far West Laurier Western Waterloo Windsor

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(CXJAA teams capitalized) 1. Manitoba Bisons 2. Alberta Golden Bears 3. Lava1 Rouge et Or 4. Winnipeg Wesmen 5. UBC Thunderbirds 6. Saskatchewan Huskies 7. Dalhousie Tigers 8. Calgary Dinosaurs 9. WATERLOO WARRIORS 10. QUEEN’S GOLDEN GAELS CIAU BASKETBALL TOP TEN

(OUAA teams capitalized) 1. MCMASTER MARAUDERS 2. Winnipeg Wesmen 3. Alberta Golden Bears 4. Brandon Bobcats 5. BROCK BADGERS 6. Victoria Vikings 7. Concordia Stingers 8. RYERSON RAMS 9. UBC Thunderbirds 10. Cape Breton Capers

OUAA RUGBY ALL-STARS Division 1 Position Name Team

Prop Hooker Prop Lock Lock Flanker No. 8 Flanker Scrumhalf Fly half Wing Centre Centre

Adam Marshall Alldrew Desson Corey Mark Chris Gallimore Courtney Anderson Dave Swindells Brad Carthy Nick Hogg Glen Miller Gareth Pettigrew Joe Parkinson Dave Bergeron Ben Andrews

McMaster Queen’s McMaster Western Guelph McMaster Queen’s Western McMaster Queen’s Guelph Western Queen’s

Wing

Adam Hepburn

Queen’s

Fullback U. For.

Barry O’Shea Peter Parke, Jr.

Western Guelph

U. Back

Paul Kilpatrick

Guelph

Coach

Jim Atkinson

Guelph

Position

Division II Name

Team

Dale Findley Adam Donald Ian Pryde Todd Dupuis Cameron Gelder Anthony Beaty Dan Kroes Randy Martin Chad Donnelly D. McNaughton Josh Windsor

Waterloo Waterloo Waterloo UMC Toronto Waterloo Brock Waterloo Laurier RMC VS7aterloo

Rick Marshall

Brock

Troy Kelly Kyle Keffer

RMC RMC

Prop Hooker Prop Lock Lock Flanker No. 8 Flanker Scrumhalf Fly half Wing Centre Centre Wing

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Fullback U. For. U. Back Coach

Brian Anderson Roger Hughes Les Gilson Fraser Cattell

Waterloo Brock Brock Waterloo

THlS WEEK IN THE OUAA CURLING

Nov. 26: Western Invitational 8:30 a.m. at Thompson Arena, London HOCKEY Nov. 25: L,aurentian McGill Nov. 26: Ryerson Laurentian Waterloo Nov. 27: Ryerson Laurier Nov. 29: Ottawa Nov. 30: Waterloo

at Queen’s at UQTR

7:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

at Queen’s at RMC at Windsor

2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7~30 p.m.

at RMC at Windsor

2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

at UQTR

7:30 p.m.

at Western

7~30 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL

Nov. 30: Brock Western Windsor Dec. 1: Ryerson

at Laurier at Waterloo at McMaster

8:00 p.m. 8:OO p*m. 8:OO p.m*

at York

8:00 p.m.

ClAU HOCKEY TOP TEN

(OUAA teams capitalized) ‘1. Regina Cougars 2. Dalhousie Tigers 3. Calgary Dinosaurs 4. WLU GOLDEN HAWKS 5. Acadia Axemen 6. UQTR LES PATRIOTES 7. Alberta Golden Bears BROCK BADGERS 8. 9. UBC Thunderbirds 10. Manitoba Bisons Moncton Aigles Bleus

Team

OUAA SQUASH STANDINGS RegSect. I Totul

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OPENING

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if youp;otsome! Some marijuana, hHEAD w/ Weeping Tile and Hayden Phil’s Grandson ‘s Place

overheard one observer remarking that he thought sounded a lot like Kristin Hersh’s. The Weeping Tile played a very generous set that featured much of their independently released self-titled cassette, and while I much pre-

acoustic numbers. BUT, JamesTaylor he is not, so don’t expect him to be playing the Parlour in the near future. Hayden sings

Wednesday November 16 by Darrin Greenfield special to Imprint

songs about “kids with baggage,” like the dude

oronto upstarts hHEAD blew into Waterloo last week surfing a wave of punishing negative criticism over the supposed “wimpiness” of their long-awaited major league debut Jerk. So the big question, at

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his girlfriend drowned so he was going to buy a pair of skates so when the river froze in the winter he could skate to where she drowned. What he was going to

least to the doubters if not long-time fans, was whether

do when he got there (ice fishing?) was never fully clarified, but this

who couldn’t

the the

band could still deliver the goods live. That answer wouldn’t be forthcoming for quite a duration however, as the liberally packed crowd sat through the smooth offeiings of openers Hayden and the Weeping Tile. Hayden started things off, somewhat late, so with three acts you knew this was going to be a long one. As it is, Hayden isn’t a group, he’s a guy. A solo artist. If you remember the glory days of the World Wrestling Federation (when Hulk Hogan was not only the champ but was also a member, i.e. before the ste’roid scandal), you might recall how

swim

and

fer their material,

was assuredly deep stuff. Apparently Hayden used to work in a sporting goods store. He’s also. very charming with a nice

promise until, alas, Sarah departed. Indeed, after she left, think about it --where are they now? No-

wheresville,

sense of humour, even when all the kids who

same C.V. we’ve got on Hayden - we don’t know anything about him, except that he sat on a stool and sang some very engaging

tiful Sarah Harrner on lead vocal and guitar, followed. She being a former philosophy student, Sarah would probably recoil in horror

tarist guy though, ei-

does a knee-jerk

ther tell him to eliminate the goose-step-

at that description (granted, it ping or give him the BIG does seem a little empty) but Zet’s sayonara. Seriously. not quibble here, she’s absolutely Getting late into the evening, stunning so enuff said about that. hHEAD eventually took to the Enough can’t be said, on the stage. Obviously, the trio was inother hand, about her fantastic tent on dishing out a plum helpvoice, the similarity of which I ing of their new IRS release Jerk.

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where. Sarah’s back, though, and the Weeping Tile is HER band. If she keeps at it, she will almost certainly be a star. I, for one, believe her to be that already. That lead gui-

were sitting on the floor

favourite whipping boys Barry 0 and Johnny K-9 were always introduced as hailing from “parts unknown.” That’s pretty well the

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Sarah’s

voice was almost always uniformly warm and affecting. Apparently, she used to be in Toronto’s Saddletramps, a band that at one time held much

(this was an all-ages gig) called him an asshole. His cover of the Pixies “Gouge Away” was bang-on fantastic, but unfortunately the kilh line Brendan “Some marijuana, if you got some” was never repeated. Kingston’s Weeping Tile, featuring the irrepressibly beau-

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(and I only know of one, iLiurillus-“&! h ous VPUA, Julie Cole), the@$#$

things out of this movie that we didn’t get before. New lighting (making the Enterprise look horribly dark - the Klingon ship was brighter), new uniforms (a la DS9, but with no explanation for the change), a new

That record, for all you not cool enough for CFNY,

readers is their

second album and their first for a label. More significantly, it’s their album debut since winning, in absoluteIy shocking fashion, last year’s CFNY’s Discovery To Disc competition. So a year and $100,000 later, how does the Dave

Oglivie-produced

big splash

measure up against their selfmade indie Fireman? For that, my Friends, the jury is most certainly still undecided. That was obvious from the crowd’s reaction, most of whom stood by idly, mouth-breathing, to the newer material. Once the older, more recognizable Fireman stuff came on though, on songs like “Collide, ” “Flower,” and that

album’s title-track, the crowd went ape-shit. The most fervour given any of the new stuff was reserved for “University,” a song most of the crowd had already known for a couple of years. They moshed like nuts to that too, until bassist Brendan Canning stopped mid-song to castigate one of the over-zealous bouncers. You could’ve heard a pin drop. That, in a nutshell, is the dilemma facing hHEAD: they’re still a bit unsure of themselves and so is their audience. They’re good, doubtlessly, but do they have what it takes to be great? Judgment will be reserved here at this time being. One thing’s for certain though, and that’s that Sarah Harmer and the Weeping Tile (but especially Sarah) needs a major record deal in a hurry.

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ARTS

Friday, November 25, 1994

The Barenaked Ladies appearing at Centre in the Square Monday, December 19

by Pat Merlihan special to Imprint

B

ack for a crack to break the novelty routine that won them nationwide attention are the Barenaked Ladies on the Maybe You Should Drive tour, The days of busking, hanging out in the burbs, and singing about Icraft Dinner are long

behind these boys...or are they? Catching a leg of the tour at Western University’s Alumni Hall last Saturday is a pretty good idea what is in the works for Kitchener. It was fairly evident from the crowd response that the audience was there because they missed out on the prior tour promoting Gczrdort. The new singles “Alternative Girlfriend,” and “Jane” were well recieved but it was “Enid,” “Brian Wilson,” and “If I had a Million Dollars” that were the real crowd pleasers of the evening. Not much of a response was given to any of the other selections on Maybe You Should Drive. Prior to their show, Imprint was able

to talk to Tyler Stewart for a few moments about recent events. It could be said that a smile crossed his face when asked to comment about June Rowlands’ defeat of the Toronto Mayoral election. At a Toronto appearance this summer the Ladies declined her offer of the key to the city as +‘...shewas just trying to win a couple of votes.” No smoky bars are scheduled on this tour as ‘I... it was a band decision because the quality of sound is so much better in theatres.” This can definitely be said about Kitchener’s Centre in the Square as it boasts

When asked to comment on a Toronto newspaper’s view that they the Barenaked Ladies be driven over by a truck, Tyler passed it off saying “It is incredibly Canadian that the support groups that build you up, are the first to chop you down when you reach a certain level,” When this fab five are together they act like giddy school girls which is a tad annoying, however all the young kids with their parents are bound to fall over their tongues with awe of this bigger than life Raffl show.

“CHRYKIN DELIVERS AN EXSRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE...” Brian0. Johnson,Maclean’s

“YOUCAN/T HELP BUTCHEER,,, CHAYKlNISAPARTlCUlARSTANDOUT..."

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Macbeth directed

by Mm-ten

van Dijk

U.W. Drama Dept. Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building Nov 23-26, 8 p.m.

.

by Ellen McKay special to Imprint

T

9 GENIE NOMINATIONS (Canadian Cinema Awards) including Best Actor & Best Picture. Rated AA

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he UW Drama Department’s second offering for the year is its rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Having their distinct approach to it, the company has produced a fine and memorable presentation. Johnathon Goad’s Macbeth is well fleshed out and his descent into madness is convincingly portrayed. From his initial murderous rage to his continually overwhelming feelings of guilt, a truly tortured Macbeth is created. Goad’s abililty to switch remarkably quickly between Macbeth’s varying attitudes is especially notable near the end where Macbeth finally meets MacDuff on the battlefield. Sarah Weber’s portray1 of Lady Macbeth is masterfully done, and beginning with her first soliloqouy and her subsequent meeting with Macbeth, we are given the portrait of a incredibly ambitious and ruthless woman who uses every power at her disposal to bend her husband to her will.

As the three witches, Danielle Ament, Julie MacLeod and Susan Tschirhart portray maliciousness incarnate. They happily tell their prophecies to Macbeth and

Banquo, knowing the terrible tragedies they will spawn, and then contentedly take their leave, leaving them both very confused. Sporting masks on both the front and backs of their faces reiterates their two faced natured and as their lines and actions all mesh together well, they present seamless portrayls of their characters. The rest of the supporting cast is also well cast with special attention going to Tim Roger’s Duncan, David Brown’s Banquo and Shari Deamude’s Lady Macduff all of whom are victims of Macbeth. As well, Joey Martin’s portrayal of the originally naive, but eventually responsible Malcom, and Dylan Robert’s brave and noble Macduff nicely contrast Macbeth’s shallowness. Van Dijk’s unique approach to the show pertains to how he costumes his actors. All of the males have shaved heads and for the battle scenes are dressed in gladiator type outfits or m2 trenchcoats. The females are also dressed i,n fashions ranging from the 40’s to modern, excluding Lady Macbeth who is usually dressed in long flowing outfits and the witches who wear more traditional costumes. While it is quite common not to dress Shakespearean characters in period garb, I found it detracted from the overall believeability of the play.

The one really

effective

costum-

element was the body paint the men were decorated with, giving them a tribal, animalistic qualify. Overall, Macbeth was an excellent piece of work. Look forward to more from the drama department next February. ing


Flawlessly Yours Art

Bergmann Sneaky

w\ Sour Landslide Dee ‘s, Torontu

Saturday, November 19 by James

Russell

ImprintStaff

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icture a long, narrow room, with dark walls and dim lighting. Fill that room with a few hundred people and a big P.A. Cool. This is Sneaky Dee’s, one of the best places to see a live band in Toronto. Sour Landslide were already on stage when I arrived, so T only caught about six of their songs, but six was enough to convince me that I had missed out by arriving late. They were an excellent

choice

are impending.” Appropriately enough, he opened with “My Empty House,” f?om Crawl Wit/~ Me, which includes the lyrics “I’m all alone except for my former spouse” and “I’d sooner kill you than leave you.” Despite the fact that Art must be around forty, he puts more into every show than anyone else I’ve

to

open for Art, having that hard, fast style I love so much. Consisting

of two

guys (one on guitar and one on bass) and a female drummer (pretty rare), Squr Landslide rocked! They sound sort of like Green Day. Good pop-grunge. The singer, Vince Nichdson

is a nice

No, thisisn’t

clean-cut guy, who prefaced one of the songs without a trace of bitterness, saying, “This one’s called ‘William Shatner.’ We tried to do a video for it but Paramount wouldn’t let us, so fuck them.” I talked to Vince after the show and he said they might be coming to Kitchener-Waterloo soon. If they do, I’d highly recommend catching them. Art came on shortly before midnight. Looking haggard as hell, he announced to the audience that “divorce proceedings

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again. To the best of my knowledge, Sony put out his last album, but dumped him after poor sales. Oh well, it does0 matter as long as there will be more Art records. Despite this good news, Art was still bitter. When people cheered after he announced a song title, he replied”It’s just a song. Rock and Roll can’t change anything.” He also broke up the silence between songs with comments like “Fuckin’ showbiz, ” “I’m such a liar, such a wimp,” and at one point, as he lit up another cigarette, he yelled out “Hey hey Export A, where’s my fUcking cancer?” He thought about this last comment for a while, and then said resignedly, “If I was an astute businessman, I’d apologize.” He then launched into the next song. He played for about an hour and a half, which is a pretty long set. He played songs from all three of his past albums and mixed in a lot of new ones too. He put everything he had into very single song, and at times I thought that he wouldn’t be able to go on. However, once the crowd yelled for an encore, he came back out almost immediately, explaining “We’ll be right with you. The band needs to pee and take a smoke. They’re not getting paid much.” Once the band came back, they did five more songs, bringing the set tb almost two hours! If you ever want to see an amazing rock and roll show, I can recommend no one quite as highly as Mr. Bergmann. Amazing songs, incredible energy; an unbelievable night.

uring an average year, many bands will come and go from a typical university town like Waterloo. Although the bands will represent a wide range of diversity within the rock and pop genre, few bands truly challenge the musical conventions that the typical student is used to. Black Freighter hopes to change that. Black Freighter is the name taken by a group of local musicians who are going to perform a minimalist piece of what can loosely be termed “performance art” this Monday at Phil’s Grandson’s Place. The group is primarily of Byron Dueck, Michael Tamblyn, Todd Harrop and Mark Norris.

The group are going to perform “Coming Together” a minimalist work composed by Frederic Rzewski based on a letter written by Samuel Melville while he was serving time in a New York penitentiary. Melville was convicted of several bomb attacks, including ones on the Chase Manhattan bank during the late 1960s. Melville was also an FLQ sympathizer who helped several FLQ members into the United States. The piece relies heavily on repetition and attempts to draw the audience heavily into the work. The piece is based around twelve lines from one of the many letters Melville wrote while in prison. The reading (performed by Bernard Kearney) is performed by reading the first line, then the first and second line, then the first second and third line, etc. Once all the lines have been read, the poem is then read once again, reading all the lines, then only the first eleven, then the first ten, etc.

The music itself works as an artistic palindrome, where the second half of the score is a mirror image of the first half. Bernard Kearney, who will be reading the piece, says that the group sees this work as an attempt to bridge the gap between classical and contemporary music. “Classical music works in a strange, tomb-like atmosphere where the audience is seated and no one can leave or enter, and the audience is forced to concentrate on the music. ‘fWe see this as an experiment to see if this kind of music will still draw that attention voluntarily. People can walk around and talk and leave and get something to drink, but we hope that the work

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a very bad taste in my mouth. “Bulletproof’ or “XYZ & ABC” So; onto the main di!h..I ~from ,$J$, album, even in the enPop Will ’ Eat: Itself &pl&&$ ’ ior& (I @J&S :th@‘the %and is as on~~.~~~g~;-fufl~~in~ Iq#~y ‘l’, +sick lof pla$tig <these songs as set change. The lead-off song some of us4rti bf%&ir@“them.) The crowd expected another was’ also the lead tiff sitigle, “Ich Bin Ein Auslander” Tom the tiew encore after the first, since the lights dida’t come up for over album DOS Deedus A& Amigos. Without mu& more than a breath five minutes, but it just wasn’t tieant to be. Regardless, PWEI in between songs, the two frontmost fronknen of the:,&and 1eR the crowd full and satisfied.

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n almost frighteningly happy and talented cast are performing at the Royal Alex in the Gershwin musical Crazy For You. What you will see is a cast of thirty, great set design, creative choreography, excellent timing and enthusiastic performers. Multicolored dresses that arc short and flowing reveal dancing legs glossed in support hose. The women’s costumes are flattering to their figures but really tacky with polka dots and other loud summer patterns. Overal 1 their costumes are bolder, shorter and tackier than the their male counterparts. With an orchestra almost the size of the cast they were mostly concealed under the stage, Every action on stage that had an orchestral sound effect was magnificently timed. They sounded beautiful and were well appreciated by the audience. The dramatic aspelt left something to be desired. The most talented performer in this aspect was Dirk Lumbard, the recipient of the 1989 Tyrone Guthrie Award. He is back at the Royal Alexandra Theatre for his third time in the lead role as Bobby Child. Listed as a “triple threat performer,” Dirk is a fantastic actor, dancer and singer. His personal charisma and talent shine through to make him the most enjoyable character out of the whole cast of thirty. Camilla Scott, who plays the leading lady role of Polly Baker, starred on Days Of Our Lives for

two years and appeared in Three Men and a Baby, which are two of her many off Broadway experiences. Her singing is strong and beautiful, however her portrayal of Polly is not very believable. The story line is entertaining and fUnny but painfully predictable and transparent. What makes this show great is the creativity that is found in the choreography of the memorable “Slap That Bass,” and “I Got Rhythm.” In “Slap That Bass,” the women are transformed into human basses. Through an elaborately choreographed dance the women are given a long piece of rope that is chopped for them. They fold it in half, stand on the middle of it hold the two ends and the men pluck the rope like bass strings. Another visual delight was “I Got Rhythm.” During this number the men dance with large picks and then the girls balance themselves one leg on each side of the pick. They stand straight so that their body line is the same as the pick’s handle and then the men swing them as if they were picks. A multi-talented and experienced cast makes up this company. Both young and old, seasoned and debating artists of many different talents comprise this marvellous cast. Two of the mny well experienced performers in the cast are: Victor A. Young, who plays Bela Zangler, and Barbara Hamilton, who plays Bobby’s mother. Victor is a Dora Award winner who has over one hundred and fifty stage credits to his name and Barbara is a recent recipient of the Gemini Award for lifetime achievement, who is back at the Royal Alex for her “13th or 14th time.” Other members of the cast

that are making their debut performance in their professional careers are Leslie Wall (Swing) and Rochelle Forland (Vera). Leslie, who was crowned “Miss Dance of America 1994” and “Miss Dance of Canada” in 1993 is also a dance teacher and choreographer. Many other of these multi talented performers are writers, directors and producers themselves. Mary Ellen Mahoney (Irene Roth) has had four of her plays professionally produced; she’s also a playwright in residence at Tarragon Theatre in 1989-90. Erin Keaney who plays Betsy is another very ambitious talented member of the cast. A Sheridan College graduate, she is writing a two act one woman play. As well she just finished producing the

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minently quotable, equally comfortable discussing either pop culture or works of antiquity, the enemy of contemporary feminism and one of the most talked about intellectuals in recent years, Camille Paglia is one of the most erudite and controversial thinker to appear on the literary horizon in decades - and she wants you to know it. Her first work, Sexual Personae was a 7UO-page study that wasn’t published until twenty years after it was written- When it finally did see the light of day in 1990, however, her brash style and counter-feminist position immediately created a stir. Her thought-provok-

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ing links between the Marquis de Sade, Lord Byron and Elvis Presley were revolutionary, Her 1992 follow up, Sex, Art, and American Culture continued in the same vein and her following grew. Vamps and Tramps is a collection of recent essays that establishes what Camille Paglia has been up to recently and demonstrates how wide and varied an influence Paglia has had in contemporary society. Peppered with references to Bob Dylan and Oscar Wilde, Vamps and Tramps is a witty, bitchy, humorous and most of all practical guide to the 90’s. What’s most refreshing about Paglia’s views is that they are grounded in things as they are, not as she thinks they should be. That’s not to say that she’s a defeatist. Her constant comparisons between pop culture icons and pagan goddesses reveal the intellectual behind the leatherjacketed, cigarette smoking 60’s

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quickly devolves into name calling, but is interesting if only for Paglia’s willingness to physically confront her opponents in a move counter to the tradition of ivory tower isolation. Paglia is not, as her critics would like us to believe, totally out to lunch. She is not pro-rape or a homophobe. Anyone who comes to these conclusions is obviously giving Paglia only a superficial perusal. For example, Paglia believes that businesses should have sexual harassment guidelines but, as she states, “a sex-free workplace is neither practical nor desirable, people meet spouses at work, work is a natural place to start a relationship.” Such statements, although somewhat out of line with her libertarian stance, can hardly be seen as the belief of a crackpot. However this is not to say that she’s not deliberately provocative. She is antagonistic - she likes to be thought of as a bitch. That’s o.k. because she is a bitch, but in being so outwardly belligerent, she risks Iosing an audience which will reject her out of hand. Paglia is obviously a powerful, sophisticated writer and her point of view rings too true to be dismissed out of hand. If she is dismissed, it is at the peril of her critics.

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proclivity towards creativity and a better understanding of beauty. Paglia’s Cjustifled in this reviewer’s eyes) idolization of 19th century wit and playwright Oscar Wilde bears out some of her arguments. Last, but certainly not least, we have Paglia’s strident libertarianism. Strident and, it should be

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think I failed a midterm over this book. I’m not positive; I haven’t had the guts to look up my mark yet. But seeing as I spent most of the evening before that test reading Birdsong rather than studying, anything over a C- will be remarkabJe. Oh well; it’s only Sociology. The critics, according to the book’s jacket, found Birdsong “stirringly erotic.” Aside from a few (very) sexually charged scenes, it wasn’t terribly erotic. I did find it extremely well written, moving, impossible to put down, and highly entertaining. Sebastian Faulks’ fourth novel tells the story of Stephen, a young man sent to France in 1910. He stays with the owner of a factory, and falls in love with the owner’s beautiful young wife, Isabelle. The tension between Isabelle and Stephen as their illicit affections develop is almost unbearableThe affair plays out with an astonishing lack of cliche, and the intense passions and bonds, of loyalty present never ring false of overblown. This is not a Harlequin Romance. That only sets the stage for the rest of the story,

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to the trenches of 1916 at the Somrne. Birdsong, while certainly not a “historical” book and to a degree covering grounds that other First World War novels have explored, neither tires the reader

with shallow depictions nor tries to shock with graphic acounts of the horrors of trench warfare. Instead, Faulks focuses on the psychological mind-set of front line officers who live with death for weeks on end, accentuated with periods of mass slaughter. Stephen is an infantry lieutenant, his best and only friend a captain of a company of miners digging tunnels dozens of feet below the battleground. The men are ex-

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hausted and insensitive to the bodies, rats, and filth around them, and yet the tension in the days before the Somme attack is palpable. Scenes underground are filled with claustrophobia, punctuated by brief, chaotic violence as German counter-tunnels discover the men toiling in the dark. Stephen’s love affair with lsabelle six years earlier forms

the core of his survival -- he refuses to believe in anything, and can subsequently can deal with the destruction around him. Yet he too feels terror before “going over the top,” and does everything he can to live, despite believing that he wants to die. Love, of others and for life, is a theme throughout the book. Characters who refuse to feel anything anymore find their throats constricting when death is immanent, and realize that their love for others -- romantic or platonic -- is more important, and more dangerous, than the war around them. They must love, or they cease to be human. Stephen learns once again to care for others, even those who he knows will die and thus hurt him again. The book ends on a split note. Dual time lines, of the war and of Stephen’s granddaughter in the 1970’s, end with solid completion. The Armistice ends the war; the granddaughter learns about her grandfather’s role. The ending is not completely satisfying, however. Perhaps bending to a need to tie everything up, the granddaughter is given a nice, neat, recap of Stephen’s post war life, similar to the five second recaps at the end of American Grufiti. Unfortunately it contrasts with the tense, slow development that takes place in the rest of the novel, and feels cheap. While solid characters afways make you want to know what happens “after,” the brief afierthought that Faulks puts in dimini shes the ending. Which is really too bad, because the first 405 pages are just terrific.


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T ‘ve idolized Robertson Davies 1 for quite some time now, and lhad been playing over scenarios in my mind of all the intelligent things I would say if I got the chance to speak to him. With my battered old copy of Fifth Business in tow I was off to hear the man speak. My chance came when he began signing books. I finally made it to the front of the line, my throat dry. Looking at the bearded old man in wonder and delight I forgot evexything I was going to say. won&y and d&ght Smiling a sick smile and mumbling an incoherent thank you I stumbled away. And you think books are boring! ! ! t0 The Cunning Man. A type of olde English “village wizard”; revered and respected, intelligent and sage, temporary look at familiar issues, able to do wondrous things. This enacted in a place we do not know. Tuesday well-heeled literary He read from the tale Funny Boy; buffs from across the region a confusing tale of a young upflocked to the elegant Seagrams per-middle-class boy who has this Museum to hear Canadian literstrange penchant for dressing up ary giant, Robertson Davies, read in saris (traditional Indian womfrom his new book, The Cunning an’s garment consisting of a long Man. silken cloth draped around and Well represented here were across the body). Obviously when the older, tweed-wearing, the family learns of the lad’s enpipesmoking set along with the joyment of cross-dressing they

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hecking a suspicious commotion on his roof, an unsuspecting man receives a unique gift one Christmas eve. The chance to be Santa Claus physically and emotionally transforms this doubting Scrooge. Trouble ensues when the magic of Christmas steps over the line of reality, and tries to coexist. With many hijinks along the way, the experience opens his eyes and tests his faith. Tim Allen plays Scott Calvin, a toy salesman and divorced father, who by default gets the special job of Capitalizing being Santa. Immature, selfish, and insensitive, cott has trouble dealing with hi ex-wife and her husband shrink, hile try-

show Home Improvement, Allen’s place in the film industry is still being discovered. Eric Lloyd is Charlie, Scott’s adorable son who challenges his father’s so called belief in Santa Claus. Not a real heartstring puller, he still manages to gain the audience’s love and sympa-

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by Greg Krafchick Imprint staff When people ask me to describe Veruca Salt to them, the best explanation I can come up with is that they’re a cross between The Breeders and.. .well, The Breeders. This is perhaps a disservice however, as this rather cheapens Kim Deal and co.3 good name. This is not to sa; that Ameriit’s can Thighs is a bad album; actually a very strong first effort. However, if one was to differentiate the two bands, it would come down to the fact that Veruca Salt have some growing to do, to,make their sound come to full fruition. The ecleticism present on Last Splash came from experience at writing, which was earned by Kim in one of the best American bands of the 80’s. But enough of dwell-

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ing on The Breeders, you’re probably saying.. . Hailing from the ‘Pumpkins hometown of Chicago, Veruca Salt enjoyed a dizzying rise to prominence, which started last May with the release of their debut single “Seether.” College radio and the infamous KR0Q in L.A. got hold of it, as did the British press, with all of them hailing it as a sort of “Cannonball Part 2.” Of course, the music biz being what it is here in Canada, it took us until bloody October to wake up to all of this, which was just in time for the release of this album. So now we have it, thirteen tracks of fuzzy guitar pickings and thrashy tin. If you’ve heard “Seether” you’ll know exactly what to expect, and if you haven’t then you have one of the best singles of the year to look forward to. Besides that, this album verily, um, seethes with potential pop singles, such as “All Hail One Blind,” and Me, ” “Number even “Victrola.” Welcome changes of tempo are provided by “Fly” (call this “Mad Lucas 2”) and “Twinstar,” which serve to show that they realize different dynamics are needed to sustain this entirely guitar-driven album (read this carefully, Noel Gallagher). Nina Gordon and Louise Post are the two harmonizing singers and main songwriters on the album, sugarcoating our ears most admirably. No doubt this band has potential, and it will be interesting to set if or how they will grow on subsequent albums. For now though, fans of U.S. college rock can delight to this rather fine effort. Recommended.

by ChrisAldworth Imprint staff With their third release, America, The Black Crowes southern fried rock hits rock bottom, and it hits hard. The Black Crowes’ new material is devoid of the catchy hooks, the inspired blues meandering and the deep southern charm that defined the earlier releases. Champions of the marijuana cause, it seems that all those hits from the bong have had an effect on the musical output and creativity of the Robinson brothers. America winds itself through the expected hazy gloom of bluesy rock, but this time fails to make an impression. The music drifts along aimlessly, full of pointless pseudo-blues licks and wafiy organ. The distinctive vocals of Chris Robinson are lost among the countless mellow numbers and whacked out instrumental portions. All the admitted smoking and drinking seem to have killed enough braincells to prevent the creative juices from flowing. Although the Crowes strive to recre-

ate the 60’s Allman Brothers’ drug-induced sound, they fail miserably this time around. Amutica is destined for the delete bins faster than you can slug back a shot of Jack Daniels. On America the Crowes try to recreate their past two albums all over again, only this time it just doesn’t cut it. Formula rock can only take you so far. “Ballad In Urgency” is just a remake of “Thorn In My

Pride” and the rest of the songs are more of the same. The Black Crowes have always mirrored a musica style from the past. Even in their bygone retro style, there should be some room for musical progtession, unfbrtunately the Crowes don’t see it that way. Reliving the sixties was fine for the first two albums but lets face it: not everyone can be like the Gratetil Dead.

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Finally, from the coolest punk label, a sampler of punk music that will grab you by the short and curlies. 1994 has been an incredible year for Epitaph with hit albums from Offspring, NOFX, Gas Huffer and Rancid -- almost single-handedly revitalizing the growing Southern California punk scene. Looking for innovation in punk music ? Epitaph is the label to look to for promoting bands that have more than put in their dues. Punk is in its prime for the first time since Johnny Rotten and

Punk-ORama is a great taster for those that are leery of picking up a punk album. Epitaph’s handpicked assortment are bound to break new waves in music circles. For those that have recently joined the Offspring phase, Punk-O-Rama may be worth your while. “Session” from their Ignition album, and “Jennifer Lost The War” from Q$p-ing are ~0 gems that rank up there with “SelfEsteem,” and “Bad Habit.” Bad Religion --who also owns and runs the Epitaph label- kicks off the album with their1 988 “Do What You Want” hit from Suffer. Cutting half dozen albums with Epitaph Bad Religion have joined the majors with their recent release Stranger than Fiction on Atlantic, Also with new albums this year and tracks highlighted on Punk-O-Rama are Down By Law with “Bright Green Globe,” Gas Huffer with the high flyin’ “Crooked Bird,” Rancid’s “Hyena,” and NOFX’s social anthem “Don’t Call Me White.” Refreshing are bands like Total Chaos, Pennywise and Wayne Kramer

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aren’t

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with their labelmates but clearly belong in this new punk legacy. Epitaph nurtures punk, PunkO-Rama delivers it, and you get to. rage with it. Buy it!

by Ed Richards special to Imprint I can sum this recording up in one word - Fresh. The first chart single for these three attractive females, “90’s Girl”, is a true dance vibe which reveals a positive, modern-day attitude for women in society. Another serious track is “Krazy,” with a smoother flow, it has a “cruising in the ride on your way to a house party” type sound. One aspect of Blackgirl I know some will wonder about is their similarity to SWV (Sisters with Voices). Question: Are they a carbon copy of the true sisters? Answer: never. Blackgirl has a completely original sound and style of their own - unlike other members of the sudden emergence of female groups in the past year. With superior musical and singing ability, these ladies kick harmony like it’s never been heard before. Tracks like “Home” contain intensity so pure 1 swear I had to wipe a tear from my eye. A true demonstration of skills plain and simple, this album contains some sensuality for a little bedroom, silk-sheet f’lavour in “Can’t Live Without You,“‘and a taste of some old-school-style, feel-good beats with “Let’s Do It Again.” Treat U Right has a slick mix of R+B, funk, and a twist of change for those who aren’t down with the gangsta’ girls. This debut has made a very professional entrance into the music world with a unique and truly beautiful sound.


ARTS by Sunil Solanki Imprint staff

It’s pretty hard to review a movie soundtrack without having seen the flit, but since I have no desire to see such a vapid film you’ll have to bear with me. Seeing the trailer for this

this was just another crappy piece of celluloid trying to in on the oh-so-lucrative “Gen-X” (oh brother!) market. Set in a Cash Stop convenience store, the film follows the trials and tribulations of those brave souls who put their lives on the line for those of us who enjoy twinkies at 3 a.m.. Thus, based on ‘this rock-solid foundation we have this album, chock full of bands all the boys and girls will just gobble

up(!). With the likes of shite-mongers like Seaweed, Golden Smog, Love among Freaks, Supernova, and everyone’s favourite, Soul Asylum, it’s easy to see why anyone with half a brain will avoid this monstrosity. Full of tough grungy sounds, it’s a combination of mumbled vocals, cliched guitars and useless feedback. Inspiring lyrics like “Chewbaccu, Chewie.. . Oh what a wookie...” by a defective band called Bash and Pop led me to the edge of the

Stabbing Westward, and surprisingly, Ahce in Chains. I could go on and describe to you in minute detail just how revolting this album was, but there are only so many words for shit. Do everyone you know a favour and tell them to avoid this soundtrack and the dumbass movie as well.

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by Dave Neal special to Imprint

Something strange is brewing in Califomia, but isn’t that always the case. The Melvins, out of San Francisco, have released their 8th album, but if you have not heard of the previous seven releases you probablyhave not missed too much. T h e band originally formed in 1984 and is now getting more recognition with its latest release

Stuner Witch. This may be due to the wave of hard edged bands coming out of the area like the Offspring or the fact that this album is the Melvins most “rock’n’rol1” album to date. The sound for the most part is hard and fast with lots of guitar, but then it will completely change and slow right down with an ominous sounding drum beat and odd guitar sounds. Some of the songs will make you instantly think of bands like Metallica or Megadeth with low growling lyrics and a steady deep driven drumbeat. Track four, “Revolve,” sounds incredibly like some-

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thing off Metallica’s last album and would have fit right in on that CD. Although this may be the case for one track it is certainly not consistent with the entire CD. Other songs on this CD range from sounding remotely like Nirvana, to being five minute long tracks of guitar sounds and distortion (track eight), interesting perhaps, but it will not get much play in the future. Track 9, “Shevil” is a slow and dark track (as the title may suggest) which is mostly instrumental. This track is one of the best on the CD and would have to qualify as one of my favourites. Some other highlights include a dog moaning sample (a w h i t e labrador named Mel) which begins track three, “Sweet Willy Roll bar,” and the fast instrumental track ten, “June Bug” which makes you want to thrash around your room and bounce off the walls briefly. Another song which will not get much play in the future is track eleven, another instrumental piece that could be used to fill that hole in your wall, but the Melvins decided to just make up some time with it. All in all, it is a fair CD with its high and low points. The sound is clean and the recording is good, it is just some of the material which is questionable.

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by Rob Vickers Imprintstaff Those of you that know of the Victoria based NoMeansNo may know of the Wright brothers that are the founders of the band. Well, John and Rob Wright are the Right and Wrong, respectively, of this recording. To attempt to describe this release: it

is a mishmash of really old stuff (‘79 and ‘%I), unreleased stuff (from ‘92 and ‘93), and newly recorded material (new means new) that the Wright brothers have compiled in a fashion similar to the Matia release from NoMcansNo. I prefer the description of the song types in the liner notes to my own, so I’ll try to summarize them for you: hardcore, white boy blues, a slow ballad, a progressive rock song, rock, pop punk, and the ever popular “whatever.” The liner notes, a favourite medium of struggling writers everywhere, are a product in their own right (if you can struggle through them.) As far as the music goes, there aren’t any new breakthroughs here. I believe that NoMeansNo as a band are still touring Europe, (or maybe as the Hanson Brothers, or Mr. Right and Mr. Wrong; with these guys it’s hard to say for sure,) and I think that this release is more or less a lark. If you liked Mama, you’ll like this. The most interesting part about the album is that other people not in the NoMeansNo Iineup make appearances. The songs aren’t bad, but they aren’t anything that we haven’t heard before in the brothers’

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ARTS spired filler songs. “My Global Mind”, a song about the internet (oh my, how timely), has a great tune but is marred by surprisingly weak lyrics. Also in the lyrical poubelle is “Bridge”, a confessionary ballad about guitarist Chris DcGarmo’s relationship with his father. This one will stun diehard fans. Bridge is completely out of context musically with the rest of the album and expectations from the band in general. One must cringe upon hearing the amateurish guitar and opening phrase, “Ym called me up on the phone today, struggling with the right words to say.”

esting string Iof sound effects lead~~~~~~~~~~ ing &to Gne of the album’s bXK ;gp$& &g “‘::‘1’,*:,‘, 2;:) ;I3 stronger .*j@$j ,,ty tracks and the first sin&&L&&g& LB. gle, “I Am I”. Vocalist Geoff by Paul Holloway Tate, the trademark of the band’s special to Imprint unique sound, soars on this song. His wide range and tight, emoSeattle’s progressive rock tional inflections give the tune a gods, Queenrjiche’s 6th studio chaotic, almost evil feel. release, Promised Lund, was 4 The title track, at 8 minutes in years in the making. length, has an intriguing ‘atmosAfter a world tour for Em- pheric’ anger about it, and depire, a retreat to a remote cabin in serves close attention. The ,alWashington, and 2 years in the bum’s heaviest song, “Damage, studio recording, the album is is notably the strongest. Characdefinitely the band’s least com- terized by a heavy riff and surgmercial release to date. Unfortuing chorus, “Damage” shows nately, the result is disappointQueensrjiche at their best. mg. From then on, the album goes Opening up the album is downwards. “Out of Mind” and ‘928 a.m.“, a moderately inter- “Disconnected” are dull, unin-

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And the sad part is, that line was probably the highlight of the song. Despite all the shortcomings, the album is almost saved by the last song, “Somebody Else?” Another tune that will throw fans for a loop, the only instruments are an acoustic piano and Geoff s marvetlous voice. Surprisingly, with an album full of bland, uneventful noodling, “Somebody Else?” shines as a monument to the dynamic and emotional capabilities of the band. But alas, the last song and it’s few other counterparts can’t fill the space left by the albums numerous lacklustre moments. Sadly, I almost want to make myself like the album. Much more was expected of the group after all this time. Queensrjiche have never been a band to disappoint, but after 6 albums, the inevitable happened. Hopefully they won’t take 4 years to redeem themselves.

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by Chris Alidworth Imprint StafF

Winnipeg foursome the Watchmen are back with In 7%e Trees (okay, it’s b6en out for a while, sue me). It is the follow up to their smash independent success McLaren Furnaceroom. Although it is nice to see the boys in the Watchmen collaborating on the songwriting this time around, the spreading out of the work tends to hurt the album in the long run. Joey Serlin, the chief songwriter has lessened his involvement in the writing process, and it shows. This sharing of the songwriting burden with his fellow bandmates makes the Watchmen into much more of a band. The downside of this move is that

the joint ventures produce some mediocre stuff. Serlin has a talent for crafting hook filled rock numbers; let’s just hope the rest of the band can find that groove in time for their next album. Bands must progress and it is now up to the others to hold up their end of the bargain. Songs like “Wiser” and “Boneyard Tree” are great tracks but as a whole In The Trees just isn’t up to snuff. In places the album lends to drag, and for a major label debut it pales in comparison to their indie effort. Well know for a highly energetic live show, it is interesting to note that songs from In The Trees sound just as good, if not better live. It is a shame that this sound was not captured on In The Trees. The Watchmen are a great band and although In The Trees is not super, it is worthy of a listen. The straight ahead rock of the Watchmen pulls no punches but this time around comes up short.

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Lecture:‘The Future of English Graduate Studies, Or How Many PhD’s Does It Take to Raise a Bicycle Saddle’ by Donald Goellnicht, Chair of Graduate Studies in English at McMaster University. WLU Frank Peters Building Rm. 1027 at 10:30 a.m. For information call 884-0710 extension 3433. Meet the Author: Christine McCall and Stephen Clarkson, author of ‘Trudeau: Our Times, Vol. 2’ WLU Paul Martin Centre at 12:OO p.m. Admission is free. Seminar: ‘The Role of Ecology in the Urban World’ by Jon Planck of Lemnoterra Ltd. l2:30 p.m. at WLU Frank Peters Building Room 1012/l 007. For info call 884-0710 extension 2230. Speaker: Kathy Brock of the political studies department at the University of Manitoba will speak on ‘Changing Priorities and Perspectives: Women and the Manitoba Legislature’ at 1:OO p.m. at WLU Library Board Room. For info call 884-0710 extension 3374.

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The party of all parties! Yes, that’s right, JSA’s Channuka party is at 8:00 p.m. in PAS 3000.5. We have latkas, souvganiot, games with dreidles/gelt and many mqre surprises! $3.00 Entrance. Cash bar.

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The Windsor CD/Records 8 Music Collectibles Show at the Cleary International Centre, 20t Riverside Drive West (East of the Ambassador Bridge) IO:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. End of Term Concerts: Conrad Grebel College. At Benton Street Baptist Church in Kitchener the University Choir is presenting Daniel Pinkham’s “Chri$tmas Cantata” and John Rutter’s “Brother Heinrich’s Christmas” at 2:30 p.m. Exhibition Lecture: Nancy-Lou Patterson “A Love for the Land” at the Homer Watson House & Gallery. 1754

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Cinema Gratis will be showing “Animal Farm” at 7:OOp.m. at the Turnkey Desk. Course: The Mvsterious Ecology of Coral Reefs by Dr. E. Ledrew, lJW-Dept. of Geography at KPL Main Library at 12:OO p.m. No registration required.

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GLLOW DiscussionGroup will discuss “Nurturing Our Friendships” All lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people, gays and other supportive people welcome. UW, Modern Languages Building, Rm 104, 7130 p.m. For further details, phone 884-4569. Wilfrid Laurier University Music Appreciation -North America: Ives, Copland & Varese at KPL Main Library at 7:00 p.m. No registration required.for more info call Georaina Green at 579-2382.

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UW Film Society Australian Films “My Brilliant Career”7:OO p.m. at East Campus Hall Rm. 1219. Info: 885-1211 extension 2442. The Ebytown FoodCo-operative hosts a fundraising bash at the Huether Hotel at 9:00 p.m. Finnigans’s Tongue (formerly known as War Wagon), Bogg, Fletcher Valve Drummers. Food and Juggling.

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Kitchener Blood Donor Clinic at the Kitchener Mennonite Brethren Church, 19 Ottawa St. N. (Across from Stadelbauer Motors) :30 to 8:00 p.m.

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Ukrainian Students’ Club - YES, USC is alive and well at UW! For event or club infocheckour bulletin board outside MC 3001 (Math Lounge) or call Martin Kuchirka at Federation of Students. United Nations Club- Attend International Model UN Conferences at Harvard, Princeton etc. Must sign-up now fo.r fall and winter. Contact Martin Kuchirka at the Federation of Students office. UW Chinese Catholic Communityweekly Cantonese BibleSharing in Notre Dame chapel. Time to be arranged. Please call Irene Yue at 725-5281 for more information. The Student Alumni Association of UW has planted a tree and placed a plaque in front of the tree for the class of 1994. It has come to our attention that the post and plaque were stolen on May 28. If anyone knows where the post, or culprit is, please inform the Student Alumni Association at 888-4626. KW Art Gallery Micheal Thompson: Passion Over Reason Main Gallery, 4 October to 27 November. The Equestrian Club invites everyone to call its hotline at 846-2717 or see its bulletin board in PAC. For information regarding its weekly socials, trail rides, UNICEF announcesthe opening of their K-W office and gift shop, located in the Project Read off ice in the Attrium, 105-3 Erb St. W. Waterloo. Open 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thurday and 1O:OCla.m. to 200 p.m. Saturday. For more information call 886-5235,. Habitat for Humanity at UW - What are you doing for reading week? Why not build a house in Pennsylvania? Watch this column for Details Study in Germany or France next year. Appplication Deadline: January20,1995. Bursaries of $1 500 will be awarded Ontario students selected to participate in the Ontario/Baden-Wuttem berg and OntarioIRhone-Alpes student exchange programs for 1995-96. The programs are open to both undergradutates and graduatesin all fields. Information and application forms are available from contact people in each Faculty. The application process includes an interiew and language assessment which must completed by January 20, 1995. Faculty contacts are as follows: AHS: S. Smith, Recreation; Arts: M. Kuxdorf, Germanic 8 Slavic; Engineering l-i. Ratz, Undergraduate Office; Environmental Studies: 0. Knight, Dean’s Off ice; Mathematics: C.T. Ng, PureMath; Science:G.Toogood, Chemistnr. Attention Poets! Poetry Contest. $12,000 in prizes. To enter, send ONE original poem, any subject and any style, to the National Library of Poetry, 11419 Cron ridge Dr., P-0. Box 704-1932, Clwings Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be no more than 20 lines, and the poet’s name and addressshould appear on the top of the page. Entries must be postmarked by December 31,1994 Students: need a room for the winter term? Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo, has rooms available, Wonderful community setting. Contact Dean of Students Barb Smith 885-0220, extehsion 251. Colour Vision Problems!!! A study which takes 2 hours to complete involves performing a series of tests. You will be compensated $10.00 for your time. Call Jeff at extension 6768 for more informa-

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OF APPLIED HEALTH SCIENCES: Mark Forster Memorial Scholarship available to 3rd or 4th year Kinesiology. Deadline: January, 1995. FACULTY OF ENGINEERING: S.C. Johnson &Sons Ltd. Environmental Scholarship-available to 3rd. year Chemical. Deadline: May 31,1995. FACULTY OF SCIENCE SC. Johnson&Sons Ltd. Environmental Scholarship-available to 3rd vear Chemistry. Deadline: May 31,199g

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MONDAYS Cinema Gratls:The Turnkey presents free movies every week. Check Community Calendar for details, Outers Club meets 7 p.m. ESf350. Join in for Hiking, Backpacking, Cycling, Canoeing etc. For info on coming events, cali our hotline at ext. 5825.

TUESDAYS Hellenic Students Association. Rooms available for hanging out or to get in touch with the exec. AL207, 2:00-9:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS GLLOW(Gayand Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo) holds a weekly “Coming Out Discussion Eroup”at 7:30 p.m. in ML1 04. Gl-LOWNight 9:00 pm HH378. Everyone welcome to these informal social evenings. Information and Upcoming topics: call GLLOW phoneline 884-4569. Womyn’s Centre Film Series & Feminist Discussion Group. 4:30 p.m. in MC 246. Films start at 4:45, discussion to follow. Call ext. 3457 for information. FREE Esperanto classes are beina offered o&e again.This course is n:t a credit and it begins at 7:30 p.m. in MC4044. For more info please conact __.--. MLEACH .- @SCIENCE. --

THURSDAYS Hellenic Students Association. Rooms availalable for hanging out or’to get in touch with the exec. ML 104, 5:00-9:00 n.m. ._... Womyn’s Centre collective meetings at 3:00 p.m. at the Womyn’s Centre. Lesbian discussion group. Every other Thursday from October 6 at 7:OO p.m. Call extension 3457for information

FRIDAYS

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Sulat-ul-Jumal2:30 p.m. MC4061. For information contact Professor Elmasry at extension 3753 or elmasry@vlsi.

GRiDUATE SCHOLARSHIPS COMPETITION The following are Fall 1994 deadlines for Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Competitions in the University Graduate Off ice: Queen Elizabeth II Ontario Scholarships - Social Sciences, Humanities, Mathematics - Dec. l/94

ColumbiaSports Medicine Clinic East Side Mario’s Picture Yourself Village 1 Koh-I-Noor Julie’s Flowers P.I. Auto Travel Cuts 4 A-l Storage Dr. Disc McGinnis Landing Hoodoo Lounge PC Factory Data Corn Federation of Students Maharaja Palace Lancaster Public House Princess Cinema Full Circle Foods Andrew’s Jewellers Fairview Acura Volcano Microway Gino’s Pizza Waterloo North Mazda Harvey’s Tender Tootsies Kaufman Shoes Beadelighted UW JSA Campus Pharmacy Minimart , Long John Silvers Mr. Beer U-Brew UW Campus

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