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ar operations at WCRI's Weavers' Arms pub will return to the control of WCRI, following a one-year attempt to license themout to bar manager Chuck McMullan, according to astatement released this week. Dave Garrard, WCRIpresident, explains: "Starting on September 1, 2000 a licensing agreement was put in place that covered the operations of Weavers' Arms. All of the major assets,like the physical facilityarestill owned by us now, but the operations - all the staff, all the inventory, things of this nature-are all owned and operated and all the revenue generated goes to the licensee, and that would be Chuck McMullan." At that time, WCRI and McMullan applied for a transfer of the liquor licence to McMullan, from Weavers' Arms Incorporated. McMullanwas granted a 90-day transitional licence, allowingthe time for the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario to review the application. The 90-day transfer licence expired on January 10,2001, without the transfer being approved by the AGCO. Garrardsaid thattheAGC0 determined that WCRI still had too muchcontrol over the operations of the bar, and was not comfortable granting the licence to McMullan under the terms of the agreement. Garrard explains: "There are quite a fewprovisions in the licensing agreement to ensure Weavers' Arms remains amembers club; there is, for example, a member discount, hours of operations, things like that. Generally, we had too much control of

ChuckMcMullan, the bar manager ofweavers' Arms. the operations." Weavers' Arms continued to serve alcohol wjthout a licence after January 10, until a second transitional licence was granted, but that wasn't until February 19. Although McMullan and Garrard both admit that alcohol wassoldafter the 90-day licence expired, Garrard claims that the board was not aware that the licence had expired. "WCRI's board of directors was not aware that there was not aliquor licence in effect.. .but yes, from the

period of time in January and February the bar was open," said Garrard. "We shut the bar down on February 17 and it was closed for approximately 48 hours and we had another transitional licence." When asked about McMullan's reasons for selling alcohol after the licence hadlapsed, WCRIvice president Russell Wong said "to be honest, we didn't ask. We were mainly concerned about getting [the liquor licence] backin place or finding some other arrangement if we had to. We

were prepared to keep it closed." Bar operator Chuck McMullan was employed by WCRI from 1995 until September 2000 when he started his own company in order to manage the operations of Weavers' Arms and his new bar, McMullan's on King, opening this week in Uptown Waterloo. McMullandaims that WCRI is at fault for the lapse in the liquor licence. "I don't know if it's my place to say it; all Iwill say is the co-op, which employs the general manager has

had considerableproblems ingetting a replacement. It was their responsibility to get the job done and they didn't get the job done. We did everything that was expected of us and I would probably say that that coop's lawyer was considerably negligent in not performing his duties, which resulted in not getting the job done." McMullan maintains that from the period between January 10 and February 18, he was not serving alcohol withoutalicence, because Weavers' Arms Inc. had a licence that was valid until September 2002. "In actual fact it's not serving alcohol withoutalicence. If a90-day carryover expires, the licence reverts back to the original licence holder. It's not like it disappears and is null andvoid. The licence is actually paid for and is effective for a year from thisSeptember." An AGCO spokesperson told Imprint that unless the original holder of the licence notifies the AGCO of their withdrawal of the application for transfer, then once the 90-day transitional licence expires, the bar is not allowed to serve alcohol. WCRI and McMullanattempted to come to an agreement that would satisfythe requirements of the AGCO, but were unable to reach a compromise. With regard to McMullan's accusations that it was WCRI's fault that the liquor licenceexpired,WCRI vice-f resident RussellWongsaid "We don't agree with that." A third transitional licence was granted onMay 18, this timeto both Chuck McMullanandWeavers' Arms Incorporated. According to their statement, WCRI has decided to retake control of the bar operations and end their licensing agreement with ChuckMcMullan.

Canada tops list of corporate funding for university research CHRIS E D E Y Imprint Staff

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recent study by Industry Canada has confirmed what many have been saying for several years. The research paper, entitled University Research and the Ccvmercialization of Intellectual Propetty in Canada, found that private corporations have become importantsources of funds for research at Canada's universities, and that their involvement has been steadily increasingover the past two decades. / However, the study did not expect to discover that Canadian universities are more reliant on private funds for research activitiesthanpost-secondary institutions in every other G7 nation. Itwas found that funding from corporate Canada represents

1 2 per cent of total university research spending; this compares with eight per cent in Germany and only six percent in American universities. The numbers are high, and rising. It was also found that corporate Canada%shareof the fundingpie quadrupled from 1980to 1996,and continues to increase. While the figures surrounding the changing nature of researchfunding are clear, their interpretation is not. The Industry Canada report spoke out strongly on the benefits of increased corporate funding, stating that "The formation of universityindustry research partnerships is a way to improve technology transfer Bnd the commercializationof university research." For the most part the report glosses over the issues that have been raised regarding the in-

creased reliance on corporate-university research partnerships such as a potential loss of independence for the university, or the use of public dollars to ultimately create private profit. The report does concede that "As the number of industrial research contracts increases, issues will arise regarding their impact on the university's mix of basic and applied research and on the public disclosure of university research. Barry Scott of UW's office of research commented that "[researchpartnerships] are mutually beneficial," and added that government agencies oftenlook for research partnerships before contributing funding to a particular project. Despite these endorsements, there are well-documented cases of partnerships gone awry, and many

more concerns about the influence that private corporations may be gaining over public universities. Dr. Nancy Olivieri's case is perhaps the most prominent example. Whileconducting research on the products of alarge pharmaceuticalcompany (the same company was funding the research), Dr. Olivieri uncovered major problems with the drugs being tested. Upon learning this, the company threatened to withdraw her grant money if she published her findings.Closer to home, formerUW researcher Dr. Ewa Lipczynska has been embroiled in a wrongful dismissal lawsuit against UW and her former employer, Dr. Bob Gillham. Dr. Lipczynska claims that the groundwater pollution remediation research she was tasked to do was intended to make money for Dr.

Gillham's company, EnviroMetal Technologies. The lawsuit has yet to be settled, but a decision is expected in the near future. These nationwide trends are increasingly being felt at UW. According to the report, 19 per cent of the $44.4 million that was spent on research at UW in 1996197 was funded by privatecorporations.This ratio is above the Canadian average, but below the figures for the university of Western Ontario, and Queen's University, where private funding accounted for 24 per cent and22 per cent of research funding, respectively. BCE has invested $27 million over four years invarious research projects at UW. Northern Telecom and Research in Motion have also been please see page 6


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Thinking outside the big box university RYAN MATTHEW MERKLEY

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ooking o u t the windows onto the third-floor patio at Needles Hall on agrey afternoon, recentlyappointed VP academic and provost Amit Chakma flashes a welcoming smile and invites me to sit down. Dressedina blue suit complete withagold UWpin and anewly-acquiredm tie, agiftto himon hislast trip to Waterloo, Chakmaspeaks clearly and deliberately, allowing me to navigate his heavy Algerian accent. Today's interview is part of a three-day trip he's making to Waterloo in order to meet with professors, deans, administrators and the press, as well as to do some house-hunting with his wife, who is joining him later in the week. In his position as VP academic, Chakma will be responsiblefor dealingwith all academic matters, setting academic priorities for the university and dealing with the heads of all the faculties. What internal challenges does he expect to face at UW? "I knew that before evengetting to Waterloo, it's really resource-related. There's lots of good ideas, lots of good people working on many different things. But for anything to happen, you need resources. So whether it's faculty resources, or stockresources, or student support systemsincluding scholarships and so

on, Isee resourcesas beinga dominatingtheme acrossthe piece, and we need to find some way of dealing with that issue on the long term. "Short term, there couldbesome pain, but I'm a firm believer that we simply - . cannot look at government funding to help us move ahead. It has to be a comoonent. but we have to look at various other options. All other options should be explored in trying to diversify our revenue stream." Secondly, Chakma points to Waterloo's technological reputation, and hopes to encourage leadership and innovation - two things that have dogged Waterloo in recent years. "I see potential for Waterloo on academic matters toembrace technologically-enhanced learning-what isonline or otherwise-in its curriculum, and coming up with new ways of doing things. "I know that the IT revolutionis changing the way the world operates; we are not immune to its impact. So if we accept that notion, then one has to accept that if the ITrevolution is changing the way we do business, then it has to change the way we undertake learning. So the question then becomes 'What exactly are wegoing to do?Arewegoing to followothers' lead or are we going to lead others?' I suspect we have the opportunity to be leaders in this country, and hopefully in the world." Chakma points to the LearningandTeach-

ing Through Technology project as an example of the kind of work UW should be doing. Recently, MIT has made a commitment to put all of their content on the Web, including courseware. Is this the kind of leadership Chakma is talking about? "Very bold move, and truly a leadership move," said Chakma. "It has this notion of sharingknowledge. I like that very much. All of us in universities, we like that, because one of our roles is to really disseminate knowledge

and they're clearly doing that. "I guess what they are saying is that they're not afraid of sharing their content for the greater good, but they also know that learning goes beyondcontent; thatthey arenot offering MIT degree programs by sharing content." It's a bold move, but would is it one that UW is willingto consider? "It would be nice if we could do it, but we are way, way behind MITin terms of available please see page 5

Johnston's task force and the high-speed Internet RYAN CHEN-WING

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or most of the past eight months, David Johnston, president of UW, has been leading a government task force to bring high-speed Internet access to Canada. In October, John Manley, the then minister of industry, announced the government's commitment to provide broadband access to all communities incanadaby 2004. Manley also announced the National Broadband Task Force, with Johnston as chair, to map out snategy and advise the government on how to achieve this commitment. Broadband is said not to have an

accepted definition, but refers to speed and capacity and should be at least one megabit per second. The report was originally expected by March 3 1,2001, but it was delayed and released at a June 18 press conference. The announcementwas madevia avideoconference through satellite link connecting Clarenville,Newfoundland, Ottawa and Iqaluit. "It is not a government report, but represents theviews of task force members, who represent avariety of Canadians, from corporate executives to community, education and library leaders," wrote Johnston in The Globe and Mail defending the report from critics. The task force consisted of 34

members from across Canada, included various operators, creators and users of Internet infrastructure and content. The guiding principle of the taskforce was that all Canadians should have access to high-speed Internet access. From this the task force recommended that the government focus on where the private sector would be unlikely to provide such access, like remote communities and publicinstitutions.In addition to infrastructure they considered access to include content, services and ensuring that people had the capacity to use the Internet. Johnston emphasized the importance of the project saying, "We were given the opvortunity to shape

a national dream which could fundamentally change the future. Access to broadband services will improve the quality of life of Canadians in multiple ways, from better access to health care and distance learning, to better business johnstoncornpares broadbandto railsand roads. opportunities." .. Later in his Globearticlehecom- tation, telephone, radio and televipared providing Internet to other sion? This question is of particular transportation and communication importance to the 4,800 communiprojects in Canadian history, "Does ties where the private sector has inthe government have a role in con- dicated that it is not able to provide nectingall communitiesinsociety, as high-speed connectivity without it had for rail, road and air transvor- some financial suuoort."


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'm not really a patriotic whore like many Canadiansclaimto be. Sure,I'm happy to live inacountry that pridesitselfonmany privileges that other countries don't recognize, but I'm not the hardcore flag-waving, beer-slurping, Tragically Hip-lover that everyonewants to be. And I don't care much for those who oppose stores being open on July 1 or who think beer commercials are a poor way to show our patriotism Reality is, I'mall for peoplegoing out toget sillvto celebrateour nationalism. Go to Ottawa for the weekend and you'll have the time of your life, as I did last year. But, stay here in Waterloo and you'll see a dedicated group of volunteers bringing the city the largest Canada Day celebration in the region. Not many people knowthatthe Columbia Lake extravaganza is organized by UW.After talking to some colleaguesin Kitchener, I realized that most believe the event is put on by the city of Waterloo. That's not the case. The celebrationisanimportant time in the year when students can show that they can contribute to the positive image of Waterloo being a university city. With the help of local sponsors, the University of Waterloo and the Feds put together one of the best fireworks displays I've seen, in addition to a day of entertainment and children's activities. Because of UW students, K-W has a reason to step out of their homes and celebrate the July 1holiday.

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At a time whenstudents need to show that they can make a positive contribution to the community, Canada Day celebrations at Columbia Lake provide that perfect opportunity for us to show the whole region that we can contribute to positive activitiesin the city. Not only is it a time to celebrate our nation's birthday, but it's also a time to recognize Waterloo as a university city (whether residents like it or not), and to show this, we stage the largest Canada Day party in the region. In addition to celebrations at Columbia Lake, we should respect our neighbours when holding our personal celebrationson the weekend. Perhaps this is even the time to reach out to our elderly neighboursto engagein revelling andcelebration. CanadaDay is anopportunity to strengthen our community. Truthis, it'sgoing to be unusual being out of the country for Canada Day. For the first time in my life, I'll experience our national celebration on the other side of the border in Illinois for a family commitment. Actually, I can't wait to see Americans' passivenesswhen I explain that it's Canada Day and that many igloos north of the border are holding hockey parties where revellers stomp around in their snowshoes to visit each celebration. Fortunately, there will be a large Canadian contingenttravelling to uncharted waters with me during our nation's birthday. Hopefully, we'll seesomeglimmer of lightreflecting over Lake Michigan Sunday night to remind us a bit of home.

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resources, number one," admitsChakma. "And also, you know, we deal in a completely differentcontext. Resources are just one factor; class sizes, number ofstudents to take, all those come into the picture. Could we be in that position? I hope that someday we'll be in that position, butwe need to go beyond that, rather than just pumng the courses online, I'd like to have students from all over the world access Waterloo programs-not just courseware programs -through acombinationof different teaching methods; part could be online, part correspondence, part could be on campus." Some students have asked tosee professor evaluations appear online, and have received resistance from UW administration.As the dean of engineering at the University of Regina, Chakma was involved in that university's hiring of Lana Nguyen, who claimed to have a UW PhD, but in fact did not. This fact was revealed by evaluations. Despite his previous experiences, and his inability to talkdirectly onissues relating to Ms. Nguyen, Chakma is cautious about pumng evaluations in plain view. "There's a potential downside to it. Just imagine one professor, out of 900 professors, doingreally badly inacourseevaluation. What d o you think the headline would be? 'Top university in Canadaisnegligentin its teaching' could be one possible headline. And do we want to go there? I suspect not. "So any move that we make, we have to lookat the negative consequences. Can we not look at the other ways of dealing with these issues?If someone is doing that poorly -when I was astudent, I knew who the good teachers were, and I didn't need student evaluations." "The questionto me is when we knowthat someone is not doing a good.job, what do we d o about it?Themore Ithinkaboutit, themore

I would say I would be quite cautious." Chakma would rather focus on training and support for our professors, rather than publicly revealing their teaching flaws. "We don't do a very good job in our graduate education; we don't teach students how to teach," he says. "I know, especially when you're sitting at the top with the reputation that this university has, one slip here and there can cause a great deal of grief. The difficulties with that fake professor, it's just so destructive. People who pay the price are ultimately students. Itremains to be seen what impact this fake professor has had. But it has generated so much negative publicity,if employersdoubtthequality ofour programs, who pays the price?" Chakma will move to Waterloo with his wife and two children, ages six and twelve, in order to take over the position of VP academic and provost, previously held by Jim Kalbfleish and interim VP Alan George. Chakma tells me they've sold their house in Regina, 2nd follows with his impressionsof Waterloo. "It's arelativelysmall community,and yet if youneed togo toToronto, it's nottoo far. We like the countryside better,some of the villages, but we are very likely not going to live there because of our children andschooling. But we like large backyards to do gardening and so on." Chakma has had the opportunity to study all over the worldand I tookmy last minutes to ask him about his impressionsof Canada. Chakma is a proud first generation Canadian, adding "In my professionalcareer, I have had several opportunities to work in the U.S., and I have resisted, and I think I will continue to resist." Chakma takes over the position of VP academic and provost on August 1.

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New policy needed for double cohort sities, including UW, "do not have a plan t o deal with that third cohort, the mixed students." In addition to the flood of grade 1 2 and OAC students expected in 2003, UWmust also contend with agrowing number of applicants from other provinces and countries. "Our goal is to admit the very best students from all sources,"said Burroughs. Academic problems may arise whengrade 12 and OAC graduates are placed in the same first year courses. Although the standards of the new " erade 1 2 courses are "com~arable"t o those of the old OAC courses, the curriculum isnot identical. As aresult, the two cohorts will have different academic backgrounds when they enter university, but Burroughs said, "we have that now." He explained that first year classes atUW already contain a blend of Canadian and international students with diverse academic experiences. Although UWwill not offer separate first year courses for grade 1 2 and OAC graduates, Burroughs explained that professors "may have to teach to the lowest common denominator" to ensure that all students develop a solid base of knowledge. Despite the academic differences between grade 1 2 and OAC students, Burroughs is confidentthat both cohorts will be able to succeed at university.

As a result, the statement that "grades their admission standards. The double cohort crisis began in 1999 attained in each [program] will be treated when the provincial government introduced a equally" has been removed from W s admisost-secondary institutions across Ontario four-year high school program, which elimi- sion requirements. Although the provincial government asare bracing for an influx of students in nated the OACyear. h a r e s u l t , thelastclass~f~ 2003 when two classes of high - school OAC students and the first class of grade 1 2 sured that grades earned by students in both programs would be treated equally, thatguarudents graduate together, a phenomenon students will graduate together in 2003. "We're going to have a mix of OAC stu- antee is currently under revision. "We heard E rlown as the "double cohort."Thenumber of from the ministry that an 80 would be an 80," pplicants to Ontario universities could in- dents and students from the new curriculum," said UW's director of admissions Peter said Burroughs. "The next thing we heard was a rease by as much as 7 0 per cent in 2003. In ddition to building new facilities and hiring Burroughs. "All universities are committed to that's not going to be the case." T o ensure that students from both cohorts treating students from both cohorts fairlv and nore facultv. ,,universities mav need to change " equally." are treated equally, a task force of high school, Students in the four- college, university and ministry representayear program tend to earn tives has been established to look into the lower grades than their matter. The task forceis expected toannounce continued from page 3 OAC counterparts because its recommendations this fall. Burroughs said that one possible solution thenew curriculun~is more .!ighly active in research partnerships with the university. Gary rigourous. to the admission problem is to create a grade ;ray identified groundwater pollution remediation as a major "Part of the new cur- scale "thatwouldsay an 80 in the oldsystemis equal to a 70in the new system." Headded that rea of partnership research at UW right now, and is very riculumis a moreregimented mfidentthatthe universitywill be the beneficiary of royalty fees gradingsystem," Burroughs it is unclear how much lower grade 12 marks nce the products and processes being developed reach the explained. "Students com- will be. "We don't knowif it's two per cent, five ing through grade nine and per cent or ten per cent lower." market. Many legitimate concerns do remain. With government ten were receiving much Another option is to admit the best stufunding gradually being replaced by money from the private lower marks than their dents from both cohorts. But some students will sector, the university could find itself in a difficult bargaining brothers and sisters were be graduating with a combination of grade 12 position when negotiatingresearch funding and the distribution many years ago in the old and OAC credits. of potential rewards between the partners. Scott, who negotiates system." Burroughs said that most Ontario univermany of the contracts, agreed that the bargaining postures of corporate partners have hardened as they are constantly "looking to maximize their benefit, as they are under scrutiny from their shareholders." H e also added that "In the last few years, [corporate parmers] have been looking for more return." Scott noted that insome cases, private companies come in to parmerships with demanding attitudes, expecting industrial discipline, but "we will disburse them of this [attitude] quickly, and inform them that we are not interested in [that] sort of partnership." When askedif asituationsimilar to the Dr. Olivierisituation could happen at UW he responded that "I don't think that we would have asituation like that here. It could, but the probability is very tiny." Scott andUW President Dr. David Johnston agreed that UW has the tools and people necessary to protect both its people (students, staff, and faculty) and its interests fromunscrupulous prospective partners. However, Dr. Johnston added, "Vigilance is always necessary." Anyone interested in the Industry Canadareport onuniversity research may access the complete text of the document at http:llstrategis.ic.gc.calpics/rdop21-e.pdf S U S A N BUBAK Imprint staff

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aunting beauty, soul-piercing melodies, peat fires, friendly hospitality and violenceare all things that Northern Ireland is known for and for good reason. Once you'vevisited you wantto stay; once you've lived there you know part of you is alwayslostto this magical place. Last fall Ilived in Coleraine, Northern Ireland for the semester. I am seriouslyconsidering going to graduate school there. The people take my breath away; the generosity poured out to this naive, somewhat lost Canadian, that I can never repay. Catholic and Protestant alike, I count them as my friends. I spent time travelling in other areas of Europe but nothing compares to what1 found on this island. I came to NorthernIreland with I walked away knowing that there are indeed two cultures living in the North. This reality is something that I was slowly taught by the people around me and one very patient professor to whom I owe a lot of my historical understanding. The overwhelrnin~majorityof people on bothsides want peace. Most people live together without conflict and communities on both sides are friendly towards one another. This pastweek has seen renewed riotingin North Belfast and it is these events that have led me to think about other sourcesof conflict and violence within the province. Without a large history lesson, it is difficult for people here to understand the reality in the North and how our perceptions of what goes on there are coloured by the media and tend to distort reality. The grievances on both sides are real and it is not as simpleassomewouldlike tomake it, nor is it as dangerous as youmay think. This is important to keep in mind as we are approaching marchingseason, a time dominated

by Orange Order parades through towns and cities; culminating in the July 12 celebrations that commemorate thevictory of King William of Orange (a Protestant) over King James I (a Catholic) in 1690. As many traditional routes are now through predominately-Catholic areas, this creates conflict and has often led to violence. It is easy for the media to simply look at incidents like this and place all the blame on the Protestants and their unwillingness to change parade routes; but in the past (before the troubles), these parades were widely attended cultural events by both Protestant and Catholicsalike. Itisonly inthelast fewyearsthat there has been so much conflict over parading and routes by both sides. Parades, with the advent of paramilitary cease fires, have come to serve as areplacement for low-level warfare anda means of mobilizing and voicmg traditional political demands. Disputes over parades are seen as zero-sum-gain situations, where only one side can win and losing entails not only a loss of pride but of power, traditionandlegitimacy. Tolerance by both sides is seen as compliance with the rules and decisions set by the Parades Commission (the commission ultimately decides when and where parades can be held), not compromise. The media focuses on the organizers of the parades without thought to why they are culturally important to the groups holding them and without regard to past compromises by both sides. How these compromises are honoured and acknowledged by the other side is extremely important in how events surroundingparade routes develop. The media is often guilty in presenting a very one-sided view of what happens, which leads to a further sense of isolationand exploitation. Here in Canada, we only hear about things when they go wrong

and as such we are presentedavery biasedview that Protestants are constantly inciting violence. We don't hear much coverage aboutthe peaceful parades or the nationalist parades, nor do we hear very often about how the nationalists' comm&ity can be just as guilty as the Protestants in incitingviolence around this issue. MediainNorth Americahas, by andlarge, been influenced by the Britishmediathat is seen to take a very pro-nationalist, pro-unity Ireland stance. According to many in the Protestant community, they feel constantly threatened by Great Britain's desire tp rid themselves of the Irish question (or the Irish problem, as some Brits say). Unfortunately, there is currently no trust on either side of the divide in Northern Ireland, and without trust there can be no compromise. For the firsttime all sides-including the Republicof Ireland-are callingfor movement on the part of the IRA to decommission its weapons. If in fact this takes place and both sides move to put their weapons beyond use, then will we see the foundation on which trust can be built. The media must be very careful in how it presents these events in order not to undermine the process. Once this layer is built, it will then be possible to seek out compromise on the very emotional and politically symbolic issue of parades and the routes taken by the participants. To learn more aboutthe dispute inNorthernIreland and its history, auseful resource is the CAIN (Conflict Archive on the Internet) Web Service, located at: http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/ index.html

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coming from John Tutt's Princess Cinema. Can big-boxmovies kill small-timeart film theatres? It'spossible. It doesn'tsurprise me that the people over at Galaxy are trying togloss over the impact of their new behemoth. In a recent interview in the Record, Galaxy Cinemas executive Ken Prue said "I expect everybody will get a bit of a haircut, and the biggest players will get the biggest haircut." Wellifthat'strue, Iexpectthatthe Princess is about to get its head chopped off.

the Princessdoesn'tget any really good movies, they can expect little competition from Galaxy. I'ma huge fan of the Princess cinema, and everyone likes to root for the underdog, but how does Tutt compete with the big boys? I suppose he'll have to get out of the game. The test for the Princesswill be to find out just how many people in Waterloo had opened their minds to art-house cinema because there was nothing else out there. I suspect that a very large number of university students have done exactly that, allowingthe Princess to thrive. Galaxy expects to take on at least 25 per cent of Silver City's business (despiteFamousPlayers' ownership of five per cent of the company). I wonder how much business they expect to take from the little theatre at 6 Princess St.? If moviegoersarelike me (andsurely many of them are), they'll spend their money on something that entertains them no matter who'sshowingit. The ridiculous prices of theatre tickets and people's propensity for paying them has demonstrated that the over-pricing factor is a moot point. Predictions? Everyone loves a David and Goliath story, and Onex Corp. (who holds a majority share in Galaxy Cinemas) is as big as giants come, but it remains to be seen if the people ofwaterlooare behind our IittleDavid.

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here's nothing quite as satisfying to me as the thunderous sound of the Lucasfilm THX trailer, but will I love it as much if it's accompanied by the quiet whimper of closing art-house cinemas? I'll admit that I'm a bit of a sound junkie, and that my home stereo is worth considerably more than my car -especially since my '88 FordTempo diedamost horrible death, something like the horrific self-destruction of the Ford Taurus in last year's Road Trip. There's a subtle joy that washes over me as I hear the Dolby Digital surround sound dripping rain behind my left shoulder, or the ear-piercing blast of metalshrapnel andglass tossedin every direction. That's why I was particularly excited to hear that a certain chain of big-box theatres was going to be moving into my own backyard. Notthat I'ma big fanof paying highprices for both film and food, but I am a big fan of not driving 25 minutes to pay high prices for both film and food. What does bother me these days sitssomewhere between the elitist whining of the arthouse purists and the mindless drones that have been gobblingup Hollywood's latest garbage. There are many who are worried that the introduction of Galaxy Cinemas and the release of Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes is no coincidence.Listenclosely and youmight hear an echo of "there goes the neighbourhood"

Princess in need of rescue from big bad dragon. Prue told me that they didn't expect that Galaxy's Conestoga Mall location would have adamagingimpacton the Princess because they don't intend to get involved in their market. At first glance, that sounds fine, but Prue added, "unless it'ssomething that becomes big like CrouchingEger." CrouchingTiger, Hidden Dragon had one of the longest runs in Princess history. So what that really means is, as long as

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Mr.Day'slatest scheme to force a united right only serves to illustrate the aforementioned points. We need to continue to build collaborative strategies with the other opposition parties and initiate formal talks with the Tories at a leadership level. In closing, the WLU Canadian Alliance Association,actingon behalf of Canadian youth, call onStockwell Day to resign for the good of the Canadian Alliance Party and its constituents at, or before the next convention. It is our belief thatthis is the only way to rekindle a formalmerger process with the Progressive Conservative Party. -PeterTurkington, co-president WLUCanadianAllianceCampus Association

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hat happens when people protest in Canada? Well, if there's enough of them, they get pepper-sprayed or gassed or shot with rubberbullets. Theygetsilenced, as we sawtwo months ago in Quebec It's interesting to see who the government silences and who they don't. When gas prices go up and truckers decide to mass up and block highways, they might even get a police escort. It is the same with farmers.Butif ordinary citizens think of organizingaprotest, the policeare on top of it- ready to shut it down before it even gets going. In Bolivia, there's a lot of people who are upset with their government. About the same time as the protests in Quebec, many Bolivians were out striking and blocking - roads to protest against their government. The police and military. response to . the Bolivian situation was similar to the one in Canada - tear gas and force.There were some 6,000police and military in Quebec; in Bolivia, 7,000 spread across the country to silence the insurgent forces. In Quebec City, the majority of people who got hit with gas and bullets weren't even being violent. Were things any different in Bolivia? In one case, a school full of children was gassed. Protesters (at least two) have been killed. An important difference between the two situations is the extent

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oming out to parents is often seen as the most challenging step of the coming out process. Yet most of the attention goes to the process the child is going through, not the parents. Indeed, the coming out event is the beginningof a coming out process for parents as well-the coming out as parents of a queer child. Parents go through severalstages in their coming out process, which more or less follow the stages of grieving. Many parents descri;be the initial shockasequivalent tolearning that their child has died. This reaction can be understood in the context that certain expectations (e.g. niarriage, grandchildren) will not happen. The process of grieving can take years not unlike the amount of time the child may take tocome to terms with their sexuality. The first actions the parentswill make involve secrecy and bargaining. "Maybe we could send you to a counselor;" "Maybe you haven't given the opposite sex a fair chance;" and "Let's not tell grandma, your younger siblings -or anyone else" are common responses. These "patching up" attempts may be seen

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of the opposition to what the governments are doing. In Bolivia,April pollssuggest 86 per cent of Bolivians are opposed to howthegovernment deals with the protests, with40 percent of the opinion that the military deploymentshould stopimmediately. In our country, although I don't know any numbers,l would venture a guess that there might have been a greater number of people in sympathy with the government's handling of the protests. Why the difference? It could have something to do with the fact that generally we're better off than Bolivians. We don't have as much to protest about. Amore accurate reason,I'd say, is the way that people in this country form their views on such current issues. In Bolivia, the people would have a more direct link to what is happening, either through seeing first-hand what is going on or hearing it from someone who was there. Everyone would not hear the same story as they would not all hear it from the same source. The Bolivian population isn't plugged into a central generator of culture and opinion in the same way as Canadians. The mass media is that generator. Inasocietvwhere thevastmaiority of homes have a television, radio, newspapers and magazines, much more of what we thinkis spoon-fed to us to obtain desired results. Mass media is a predominantly one-way communicationvehicle that tells people how to think. Mass media can mesmerizeapopulation into

as a way to hold onto the world as they knew it - uncomplicated by sexual orientation. A peculiar phenomenon is the transfer of secrecy fromchild toparent. In coming out, the child has removed secrecy in his or her life and yet, the parents feel compelled to adopt all that secrecy to prevent the outside world from finding out. Parents will stop telling neighbours, coworkers, and friends about their child for fear of uncovering the new "family secret." They become as vague as their child had been. With time, parents will begin to accept the child's decision to come out. They will learn about homosexuality and gay culture. They will haveapositive relationship with their child, and even welcome the child's partner -although they will likely continue to keep the whole thing a secret. Muller (1987) found that about half of families remain in this stage of "loving denial." Muller's study showed that 40 per cent of families didn't achievethe stage of "loving denial," exhibiting either "resentful denial" or in a few rare cases, "hostile recognition."The latter category occurs when a family

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enjoyingacidthatdisintegrates teeth, stomachs and health ('Enioy Coke'), into buying the latest money-making fad (BeanieBabies,Pokemon, Harry Potter), or into thinking that choosingbetweenBushandGoreis achoice. Our mindsare molded like putty in the skilled, experienced hands of media and marketing people. That wasn'tpossible backin the daybefore there was a true mass media. Back then people's worldviewwasbased a lot more on day-to-day interactions with other people; it was a lot more grounded and based in reality. A lot more like Bolivia today than Canada. Nowadays the centrally-transmitted mentality of our culture trumps any individual experience. Butthelnternetmay offer aremedy. It is a medium that by its nature encourages more two-way communication. People cansendout, as well as receive. With a more diversegroup of creators, there is a more diverse content forpeople to receive. Itis no longer the domain of the elite to control the telling of the story. The only thing is, there's two parts to this. There's the access and ability to use the Internet as a revolutionary aid to creativity and expression, yet there's also the way people choose to use it. If people decide to use the Internet as they use the rest of the mass media, not much will change. However, if peoplegrab a hold of the full potential the Internet offers, a lot will. For one thing, it will become a lot harder to silence the differences of opinion.

disowns their child. which occurs in about five per cent of families. About 10 per cent of families achieve the "loving openness" category, where parents are "out" about their child. It should be noted that some families progress to this stage rapidly, especially those familieswho had realized and prepared for their child's coming out. The best resource for parents "in the closet" about their children is the international organization PFLAG. This group, made of parents, friends and family of lesbians and gays, strives to help other parents, and to achieve equal status for their children. Often, little thought is placedon the coming out process for the parents. In many ways, parents face the same difficult struggle their child had in dealing with homosexuality. Encouragement and positive role models can be invaluable in easing the transition, but ultimately ittakes time and patience.As publicopinion improves about homosexuality, hopefully one day parents won't be shocked, grief-stricken or ashamed about their child's sexual orientation -they will simply be lovingly open.

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he day of January 12,1971 marked a very special occasion in the minds of television buffs. This was the day an earthshatteringshowwouldbreaktherules of conventional television. Here, a character by the name of Archie Bunker would change forever the landscapeof the CBS,win five Emmys and force Americans to take a very hard look at such topics as menopause, rape, prejudice, the war in Vietnam and politics. Later, thesame actor who played the loud-mouthed dockworker would play amore sensitive character called Bill Gillespie. This man who managed to play what TV Guide called the best character ever to appear on theset was Carroll O'Connor, whopassedaway on June 21,2001. Born in the Bronx on August 3, 1924, O'Connor was born to a teacher andalawyer. O'Connor had other dreams. The futureactor served in World War I1 as a merchant marine, before retuning stateside to study at the University of Montana. There, he had met his wife, Nancy Fields. After graduating with a English degree, began teachingbefore hegot - his chanceonBroadway. Later, he would appear insuch films as Lonely Are the Brave, Cleopatra andA Fever in the Blood, which was his first film. But the role O'Connor would be most remembered for would be the patriarch of the Bunker household in All in the Family. Playing a Staten Island dockworker (who would later own Kelsey's Bar), this gruff and opinionated fellow dealt with his loving wife Edith "The Dingbat" Bunker Uean Stapleton), his whiny daughter Gloria Bunker Stivic (SallyStruthers) and of course, the "Pollack" known as Michael "Meathead" Stivic (Rob Reiner). In fact, oneof the reasonswhyAllinthe Family was so popular was the constant arguments between the liberal Mike and the conservative Archie.

The seriesspunoffThe]effmm, the popular and just as controversial seriesMaude, which brought out the best in Bea Arthur, and Archie Bunker's Place, which continued Bunker's legacy. The show was ranked number one for five years, placing it with other shows like M*A*S*H*, The Beverly Hillbillies,Three's Company, The Golden Girls andDymsty. Carroll O'Connor is survived by his

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Idea #7: Maplesyrup wrestling. No matter how you choose to "symbol of racism againstAmericans." I couldn't really argue with him. I'd choose universal health care and a diverse multiculturalpopulationany day!

how are you neighbours e birthday of going to ce our nation? Here are a few ideas that are undoubtedly, if not stereotypically,Canadian.

though Canada is 134 years old this year, we're still one of the youngest nations in the world. So stay up late and party hard. Thisgreat country of ours deserves it!

2 cups plain breadcrumbs (available in the bakery section of the grocery store) 1 pinch salt 2 pinches pepper 1tsp. fine herb blend 3-4 frozen fish fillets,preferably sole, thawed milk 1tbsp. each vegetable oil and butter or 2 tbsp. vegetable oil

breadcrumbmixture all over the fish then shake gently to remove the excess. Heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Place the fish in the pan and cook until the bonomside is browned. Before flipping, you may wish to spray the fish with some vegetable spray to even out the browning. Flip the fish and cookthe other sideuntil it is browned and the fish is heated through. Serve withlemon slices or tartar

Tip: Rather than buying Shake and Bake you can make your own. Just add salt and pepper and whatever herbs andspices youlike to plain breadcrumbs. Coat your chickenwith the mixture. For a crispytexture, fry inoilor buner or spray withavegetable oil spray suchas Pam before baking. You do not need to do this with Shake and Bake because fat has already been added to the mixture.

letter (anachitto your cheque). Keep a copy of the chequelletter for your records. Your landlord may also charge youasmalldepositfor keys,which he must give back to you when you return the keys at the end of your tenancy. It is illegal for the landlord to collectother types of payments such as damage deposits, or make your acceptance as a tenant conditional on purchasing things like furniture, drapery or carpeting. If your landlord has collectedan illegal charge from you, you can apply to the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal to get the money back. You must file this application no later than one year after first paying the illegal amount.

Unfortunately, the tribunal charges$45 to make this application. Fortunately, this fee can be refunded if you successfully prove that the charge you paid w&illegal. T o avoid the time and cost of an application, you may want to try negotiating a settlement with your landlord before applying to the tribunal. You may contact the Ombudsperson a t ext. 2 4 0 2 , ombuds@uwate~loo.caorattheStudent Life Centre, room 2128. You may contact the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal a t 1-888332-3234. Informationcontained in thisarticle wasobtained from Community Legal Education Ontario and the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal.

Can my landlord collect a deposit from me? If so, how Your landlord may collect a A deposit equal to one month's rent. Thisdeposit is held by the landlord and is applied to the last month of your tenancy. The landlord may not arbitrarily use this deposit for any other purpose. The landlord must pay you six per cent interest per year on your deposit. If your landlord has not paid youinterestinmore thana year, you may wanttogently remind him. If he refusesto make this paymentyou can deduct the interest from your rent cheque. Make sure you explain the deduction on your rent cheque or in a


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fter two years of design, a new Midnight Sun solar car is rolled out of the team's home in Engineering 3. This is the sixthgenerationcar in the team's 13year history. Every incarnation of the Midnight Sun has one goal: to attend both the ArnericanSolarChallenge and the World Solar Challenge to compete for victory. In the first few weeks of May, the Midnight SunVI team was at the ASC qualifier in Kansas, where they managed to finish in spite of some technical difficulties. The ASC will take place from July 15 through July 25. The race begins in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry, with the goal being Los Angeles -a trip of over 3,600 kilometres. There are two classes: stock and open. In the stock class, materials such as the solar cell arrays and bat teries used must be approved by the ASC. The allowability of a material is based principallyon cost and availability of thematerial. The openclass allows all technologies, and allows teams to more.aggressively pursue new ideas. UW's Midnight Sun VI will be enrolling in theopen class for the first time ever. There are also some restrictions that both classes must follow. For instance, the driver must weigh no

improvements. Greg Thompson, project manager of Midnieht Sun VI. -retooled u--------the design of the aerobody. His rough estimationssuggestthat this aerobody suffers from 10 per cent less drdg than the Midnight Sun IV, which had had the best drag coefficient to date. After five designiterations,Thompson came up with the current aerobody design. In the end, he trimmed the

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size of the canopy for aerodynamic reasons, and further offset the ferrings, the portions of the body that encase the car's wheels. By offsetting the ferrings, they act like sails. The car is able to harness the crosswinds to help propel the car forward.

The layout of the materials to be usedin the construction of the aerobody fell to Ralph Cottrell, aerobody manager and an exchange student from the University of Leeds. This challenge involvesdeciding which materials to use and where. If the wrong material is chosen, the aerobody can fall prey to cracks, which will make it less aerodynamic. Cottrell explained that flex and cracking are issues even when the car is off the race track. In fact, it is most likely for a crack to develop when the car is being assembled. The aerobody is a tapestry of kevlar and carbon fibre; these two materials were chosen for their rigidity and their light weight. The frame of the car is made almost entirely of machined aluminum. The frame also includes cross-braceswherever possible to increase the strength of the frame since, although aluminum is much lighter than steel, it is also weaker. However, Vince Lo, the frame designer, didusesteel for the roll caee. " Because of the decrease in size of the canopy, steel had to be used to avoid the bulkiness that would accompany an aluminum roll cage of equivalent strength. One of the biggest improvements came from the electrical side of the design, managed by Brent Cameron. With Midnight Sun VI being entered into the open class, they were allowed to use lithiumion batteries. The new batteries provide thesame power asthepreviousnickelmetal hydride batteries, but cut their weight in half. Also the solar cells used in Midnight Sun VI are a better

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spent more energy going faster. However, it pays to becautious as well becauseif unforeseen complications occur, it's beneficial to have reserve power. It's a complex equatioq with an innumerable amount of variables. The Midnight Sun VI was an expensive endeavour. The cost for materials was in the neighbourhood of $250,000; that number does not include the thousands of man-hours ~ uintbv the dozens of team members. But the ;rice of UW'S solar car pales in comparison to others: the Universitv of Michigan's sun racer has a price tag that exceeds $2 million. As is often the case, however, a bigger cost does not translate into a bigger finish. For instance, at the qualifier, although the University of Michigan's entry cost eight times as much as UW's,

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IBM speeds away Just two weeks after Intel released news of its new transistor that would allow for processor speeds of up to 20 gigahera, IBM released news of itsown transistor, one that promises to be more than 10 times faster than Intel's. IBM expects the transistor to allow for clock speeds of 100 gigahertz within the next two years, greatly surpassing Moore's Law. The new transistor is constructed from silicongermanium, and has a theoretical speed limit of 210 gigahertzwhile drawing only one milliamp of current.

Another benefit of the chip is that it can be manufactured on exisiting production lines, which is critical for the technology to beimplemented rapidly and at a low cost.

Shebra, Pony of Power Theowners of aShetlandpony,Tilly,innorthwestern England were treated to asurprise this past week. Tilly's owners had bought her from a wildlife park, and when they received her had thought she was slightly overweight, never considering that she might be pregnant. But that wasn't the only surprise. Tilly shared a field with a male zebra, and Tilly's owners were unaware that the two animals were so "familiar" with each other. The half-Shetland, half-zebra foal dubbed a "shebra" -has been doing well since its birth. Veteranarians note that though this is rare, it is not unheard of.


Do you like to run, bike, blade or hike? Have we got some trails for you -your tour guide: Peter van Driel The Beechwood Trails

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he Beechwood subdivision, to the west of campus, is loaded withgreat suburban trails to explore, perfect for a run, walk or bike ride and there are plenty of rabbits to see. Although there are many potential routes, the best place to start is at Clair Lake, behind Resurrection College. To get to Clair Lake, go to Conrad Grebe1 College, cross

Westmount Road, and begin the long climb up Longfellow Road. At the endofLongfellow,turnleft onshakespeare Drive, and proceed down the hill and around the bend, passing the tennis courts.Youwillshortly reach a pavedpathgoingoff to the rightinro Clair Lake. The path will take you around the lake, but where the path leads away from the lakeshore, keep going through thegrassy fields north of theshore, up the hill (excellentfor tobogganing in the winter), and

throughasmall forest.Youwilleventually come outon Craigleith Drive, which takes you to Fischer-Hallman Road, where you can access further trails by crossing the road. Careful, traffic is heavy and there is no stop light here. The Upper Beechwood subdivision, across Fischer-Hallman, has evenmore trails to explore, many of which lead off from the park on the southwest corner of this intersection. These trails wind around considerably, so amapisagoodidea. To get to the Clair Creek trail, referenced below under 'The Laurel Trail,' follow Fischer-Hallman Road north from Craigleith Dr, and this trail will lead off to the left along a creek bed after about 600 m.

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Leaders of the Week Karl Themer

Karl volunteers his time to update ball hockey stats every week. He calculates stats for 26 teams (that's over 250 players) usingaprogram that he created. Karl also plays soccer, ball hockey, broomball and basketball as well as being a triathlete. Keep it up Karl.

s the closest and most friendly trail to campus, the Laurel Trail starts at ColumbiaLakeon our north campus. The flat,graveltrail follows Laurel Creek through farmland up toBearinger Road, about 2 kmnorth. At Bearinger, there are several further trails to follow, or you can return back the same way to campus. The first option is to cross Laurel Creek at Bearinger and return via a dirt trail, which heads back to the Columbia Lake townhouses. Used by many for walking dogs, this trail follows a planned extension of Westmount Road, and has a few side trails to explore should you desire, although they turnin to puddles if it has rained. Back at Bearinger,ydur second option is to cross the road and head north along an asphalt trail on the westsideofWestmountRoadnorth. This trail, an excellent place for rollerblading, extends northward about 2 km and passes the entrance to Laurel Creek conservation area.

The Laurel trail and Laurel CreekConse~ationArea. Therearemany more trails, as wellas camping and swimming to enjoy in the conservation area, which you can enter for a small fee. Your third option at Bearinger Road is to cross the roadand take the Beaver Creek trail which heads to the left along the south shore of the Laurel Creek reservoir. The Beaver Creek trail passes through forests and alongside wetlands for 1.5 km, to take you yo Beaver Creek Road near Fischer-Hallman. Youcanmake this route into acircle-route,by crossing Beaver Creek Road and following a smaller dirt trail leading into a

Angela Martin

Angela is a dedicated fitness leader as she teachesthree classes aweekwhile working towards her computer science degree. She makes a special effort to make her classes interesting andfunwithnewaerobicsroutines as well as improving old ones. Your enthusiasm is appreciated Angela.

The Forwell trail, "Waterloo's best kept trail secret."

pine bush. If youge: out a map, you will find youcantake thistrail tolink back into the Beechwood subdivision, via Gatestone Drive, the Clair CreektrailandtheBeechwoodtrails.

The Forwell Trail robably Waterloo'sbestkepttrail P w c r e t , theForwellTrai1 follows the hidden valley of Forwell Creek inNorth Waterloo, making the perfect trail getawayfor allof youliving in the vast Albert Street townhouse lands or thestudentneighbourhoods near Laurier University. Startingat the ManuLife building at Highway 86 and King Street, this gravel trail heads southward alongside Forwell Creek, over old Lexington Street and under Lexington Street, to aforested park at the creek's junction with Laurel Creek. At this point, the trail crosses a bridge and comes to a junction itself. Heading leftwill take you along an extension through the deep forested valley of Laurel Creek to bring you out on the north side of University Avenue at Highway 86 (also the location of the sewage aeament plant). Heading right will take you up a hill and past a baieball diamond to Marsland Drive, by the Revolution night club, just below Columbia Street. Heading straight will take you to a small subdivision, which will lead you via Ferndale Place to University. From here, turn right and you will come to Weber Street in a few hundred metres.

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The ice hockey regular season came to an end for both A and B divisions on Wednesday June 20. First, we would like to congratulate all the teams that will receive a Spirit of Competition game, based on their SOC score over the season. The A league was only composed of four teams, resulting in a h,igher levelof competitionandsome rrvalries as teams played each other on more than one occasion. After the

The regular season for campus recreationvolleyball isover and playoffs are start this week. The regular season standings were very close in both A and B leagues, for wins as well as Spirit of Competition points. Congratulations to Flying Wonders, Strange Brew, Syde Out, Volleyballers,Hotel Me HowtoPlay, Initial D, El Tapo and Nuclear Cucumber for makingthespirit of Competition game. During the season there were numerous occasions where the matches were very close, coming down to the thirdgame to decide the winner. From the sidelines it appeared as though all enjoyed every game. The great hits, blocks, digsand serves made the games very exciting to watch. Theplayoffsaregoingto be played at CIF, with the times being posted on the Internet as well as at the PAC. It would be great to see people out at these games to support the players. Thanks to Ryan Sinclair for organizing the referees for all of the games and to Joe Cascagnette for booking all the gym times and answeringallthe e-mail that gotsent his way regarding volleyball. Good luck to the teams as they enter the playoffs.

Once again, campus recreation soccer had a good summer term. A whopping 43 teams signed on for some soccer this summer. With the end of the regular season, several winners were decided. The Spirit of Competition Award, whichgoesto the most sportsmanlike team, was awarded to the Menno Knights and captain Doug Friesen. The Rusty Whistle Award, given to a team that played clean soccer throughoutthe season, was awarded to SASAandcaptainSanjeev Gosain. BobLun tookThe Captains' Choice award, for best refereeing in the opinon of the team captains. The first place teamsgoing into the playoffs were: for A, Q.G.F.C.; for B, the International; and for C, it was P W United.

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the corner, we are sure to see some great battles for the championship. TheBdivisionthistermiscomthe posed of 15 teams. cametoaclosetherewerefiveteams

fighting for the top four spots to play for the B1 chamoionshi~.Whenit all ended, only Back Side Attack, Worriers, SSBBand Melmac Meatpackers were left.All theother teamsarenow set in their playoff pools ready to play for their respective championships. Good luck to all the teams in thiplayoffs-even though playgets heated at times, remember the three principles of the Spirit of Competition: integrity, fairness and respect.

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n the sport of American football, there are two teams that will compete for World Bowl IX on June 30. One team was one of the original three teams back when they were in the World League of American Football. The other is in just their third year of existence. But when the BarcelonaDragonsand the Berlin Thunder get ready to rumble, the competition will be intense to see whose North Americansare better, the bullfighting folks from EspaAa, or the lederhosen-wearing gentlemen from Deutschland. The game, which wlll take place at Amsterdam Arena, will end what has been a successful seventh year of NFL Europe. The Barcelona Dragons (8-2) have a rather impressive history. In 1991, the WLAF wasset up in hopes of expanding the rough and tumble sport overseas. In Barcelona's first year, the Dragons made it to the first World Bowl,only tolose21-0 to the London Monarchs. The neon green jerseysof the Orlando Thunder that damaged the retinas of thousands of folks, the Sacramento Surge becoming the onlyNorth Arnerlcan team to win the WorldBowl andendlessjokes about this league pretty much summedup the WLAF. In 1992, the WLAF suspended operations and threatened to become another casualty like the USFL and the XFL. In 1995, the WLAF was reborn as NFL Europe and Barcelona jumped right in. The high point for this franchise came in 1997, when

the Dragons defeatedthe Diisseldorf Rhein Fire 38-24 at Estadi Olimpic de Montjuis in Barcelona. The last time Barcelona wasina WorldBowl was in 1999, when they lost 38-24 against the Frankfurt Galaxy at Rheinstadion in Diisseldorf. Jack Bicknell has a rather impressive squad that punishes others week in and week out. Jarious Jackson,starting quarterback for the Dragons, has various weapons in his arsenal. If Jackson wants to rush, he cango either to Rashon Spikes or to Mike Green, who leads the league in rushing yardage. If Jacksonwants to pass, he has good hands waiting with Tony Simmons (no relation to the much hated Richard Simmons, to whom I have a fantasy involving 10 kilos of raw meat and a packof starving rottweilers), Bryan Gilmore or Trevor Insley, who is second in receptionsonly to James Whalenofthe Scotland Claymores. Defensively, Barcelona is also fit with the likes of Anthony Malbrough, Samyr Hamoudi, Tim Englehardt and Rameel Conner, all of whom can tackle a running back faster than white trailer trashstartinga fight on Jeny Springer.And the football players are more attractive. Not that there's anything wrong with that. The Berlin Thunder (6-4), on the other hand, is the newest team in NFL Europe. Starting in 1999, the Thunder had much difficultyas they struggled for their first win. After four losses, theThunder finally beat

Badminton The badminton club's "Survival of the Fittest" event will be held on Friday July 13, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday July 14, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10, $12, or $14 (for one, two or three events ) for nonmembers. For more infor-

the Amsterdam Admirals 22-19. Unfortunately, the young Berliner team only managed to win three gamesin their firstseason.But now in just their third year, theThunder has a chance to win their first NFL Europe championship. Under the directorship of head coach Peter Vaas, the Thunder is quite an impressive lot. Jonathan Quinn has made quite a name for himself in this league as the best quarterback NFL Europe has to offer. The tools that Quinn has to work with lnclude RodnickPhillips, Ricky Brown and Madre Hill for rushing and Ahmad Merritt, Dwuane Jones andScott Osborne for passing. As for the defence, Berlinis stackedwith the likesof Paytcn W~lhams,BillyGushn, Joe O'Neill and J Warren, all of whom can make running backs and quarterbacks cry for their mothers like a wee bairn. While Barcelona clinched their spot in the World Bowl a long time ago, Berlin had to win against the Amsterdam Admirals on June 23. Luckily, the Thunder did that and got help from the Scotland Claymores, who put out the Fire from Diisseldorf. But lookingatthe teams, Barcelona has plenty of experience to reduce the Thunder to adull roar. Nonetheless, it should be a great game, so put your feet up, get the Cheetos and Guinness and enjoy a great game. And don't worry about the end of American football -the CFL is starting again on July 4.

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magine going to the movies.You walk through the door and are greeted by amartini bar, behind which stand bartenders in white shirts and red bow ties ready to make your favourite mix. Free drink in hand, you try to decide whether to have pizza, fries, hotdogs, nachos, doughnuts, ice cream, frozen yogurt or popcorn. Notto mentionall the beverages to choose from - alcoholic and non-alcoholic. What the hell, you sample a little of everything! After all, it is free. Then youenter thegarning area, take a bunch of free tokens, and play a few video games. Hmm, time for another free drink. Maybe a coffee. Whoops, almost time for the free movie.Youget a honking bagof free popcorn and a free pop and head into the squeaky clean cmema. Does this sound like a fantasy? Well, itwas areality for the hundreds of people who attended the Galaxy Cinemas opening-night galaon June 20. The newly opened theatre in Conestoga Mall (the 14thofitskind) opened its doors to invited guests for a free evening of entertainment. Ken Prue, director of marketing for Galaxy Entertainment Inc., is hoping that such antics as delivering free summer preview videos to 35,000 homes in Waterloo will attract the movie-going public. This doesn'tseemlike a difficult task, since this is the first major multiplex theatre in Waterloo. Says Prue, "Before

Galaxy came to town, there were 43 screens in Kitchener and Cambridge, but only onein Waterloo. The communitywas starving for entertainment variety and needed convenience as well." Similar to the Silver City chain, Galaxy is a$7 million,40,000square-foot building with 10 huge theatres. Galaxyoffers wall-towall curved screens (the biggest being 52 feetwide),DolbyDigital surround sound and spacious, comfy seats. The theatre is "built for maximum seatcomfort,sightlines and sound experience," explains Prue, "And the lobby itself ~ r o v i d e san assortment of diversions and refreshments." Prue admits that Galaxy copied a lot of its elements from the Famous Players thea-

~henew~alaxy CinemasatConesto~aMalloffers "technical superiority," with manyrefreshrnentsanddiversions.

superior with special enhancements. In each auditorium, the stadium seating allows a minimum of eighteen inches clearance over the person in front of you and agood three feet between rows, providing excellent leg room. Pricingformoviesisasexpected

for suchamonstrousendeavor: $12 for adults, $6.25 for seniors, $5.75 for children and $7.50 for Tuesdays and matinees. As of September 1, students can enjoy a $2 discount (that's $10 fora regular showing as opposed to $12.50 at Silver City).

These discounts are being offered presumably to attract more members of the theatre's largest target demographic-16-24 year-olds. It's because of students that Prue is confident of the theatre's success. He says that Waterloo is a young

community and, of course, having twouniversitiesandonecollegeright in the backyard of Galaxy Cinemas won't hurt things. Prue admits that University of please see page 19

The Children's Hour opens at UW The Children's Hour

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ho would dare to defy morality?When the vindicating hero is blinded by hisor her ownrighteousness,what hope is left? And how innocent is a child.. .really? These aresome of the issues addressed in The Children's How, written by LillianHellman. The Children's Hour weaves a tale about how a single lie from a devious child turns the hopes and dreams of anentire towninto anightmare. A pair of teachers is slandered and believed to be having indecent sexual relations and a couple is torn apartwhen the groom-to-be is filled with both doubt and fear. In addition, an old woman's best intentions lead to the destruction of life-long aspirations, and her hopes to amend her sins come too little, too late.

This production was originally planned as a group of one-act plays, but director Joanne Cope was insteadgiven the opportunity to direct afull-length,three-actplay. Ofcourse, she jumped at this opportunity and decided on The Children's Hour becauseshe was really close to the play, and it was one piece that she has always wanted to work on. The main challenge with this play was the casting. Cope had at her disposal a range of actors varying from high school and university students to community members. Cope was able to bring out the best in her actors and highlight the wide range of skill and talent amongst them. The performance itself, although a little rough around the edges, is not bad. The messages and ideas are clear and well communicated. Ona technicallevel,more work will be needed to make the scenes sharper and more fluid. Nonetheless, this production has the potential to be a great success. The effort put forth by production, cast and crew is amazing.

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irector Richard Roy has created what he proclaims is "the first Canadian romantic comedy." This is a bold (as well as inaccurate)claim, and while his film Cafe'Ole' isn't the first, it is certainly one of the fewin that genre. Roy is correctthat many Canadian films tend towards the serious side. However, Cafe' Ole'is hardly immune to the curse of the dour Canadian film. Cafe' Ole' tells the story of Malcolm Kaye (Andrew Tarbet), a lonely thirty-something who lives in one of those movie worlds where everyone is aninteresting and quirky, yetonedimensional,character. Malcolm wants to meet the right woman, but despite the efforts of various characters to set him up, he has had no luck. Then one day, while helping his boss film a self-help video for widowers, he meets and falls in love with Alicia (Laia Marull) - a beautiful Chilean refugee who is on the run from immigration. Cafe'0le"s biggestproblem is that it is not

sure what itwants to be. At times it wants to be alight and frothy romantic fluff piece, but then all of a sudden the director throws in some weighty social issues, like refugee rights and spousal abuse. Most of the time it just doesn't work. For example, there is a completelyirrelevant side plot about an abused woman who lives in the same apartmentbuilding as Malcolm. The result of this mix of purposes is that both are weakened. You can't fully enjoy the lightness of this film because serious things keep happening, but these things are never dealt with in a realistic way. Contentious issues are brought up but then glossed over so the film can end happily. The performances in Cafe'Ole'are mediocre. Tarbet and Marull don't haveall that much chemistry as the two lovers. And really, in a romanticcomedy,chemistry is one of the most important factors. One of the better performances in the film was Dino Tavarone's turn as Malcolm's boss. He skateswonderfullybetween "I don't care about anyone" machismo and heartfelt love for his dead wife. Cafe'Ol.4has its moments, like a hilarious scene where Malcolm rants on and on about asparagus,but roll-on-the-floor-laughingmoments like this are few and far between. Roy's Cafe'Ole'isalittle heavy onthe bitter coffee, and too light on the frothy milk.

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Waterloo "is a priority customer group because it is large, young and into pop culture." Accordingly,Prue explains that Galaxy is hoping to establish a special relationship with the community, particularly with UW. It will tailor some of its programming andofferings to UW, and is working with the Feds to provide substantial financialsupport for this year's Canada Day celebrations. Galaxy is contributing eight prizes to the event, one of which is a year's worth of free movies for the winner and a friend. Prue hopes that Galaxy and the Feds can work together on the Canada Day event every year. There are also many exciting plans in the works for this year's Frosh Week at UW,startingoff with freegoodies for orientationleaders during their training in July, andculminating in an Orientation Week pep rally in the Galaxy parking lot on September 8. The theatre will

contribute food and entertainmentto the event, and theninvite all froshinside for a two-screen showing of the UW football game that will be taking place in Calgary. Anotherexcitingprospectis a KevinSmitha-thon, to be heldin earlyseptember in honour of the director's new movie, Jay &Silent Bob StrikeBack. Prue is quite confident that Smith will be in attendance at the event to take questions and generally entertain the crowd. In addition, Prue will be holding a special screeningof the film for UW students, in which he hopes Smith will also be participating. This is anambitious set of objectives for a newly opened theatre, but this is hardly the littlemultiplexthat could. One thing iscertain: Waterloo can look forward to a warmer relationship with Galaxy Cinemas than with other conglomerate corporations. ~hetheatreis~penfrorn noon untilmidnight daily.Fo~showtimesandotherinfomation, visit

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n Monday, June 11at 8:30 a.m., fellow CKMS volunteer, Paul, and I set out on a six-hour drive. Destination: Ottawa. Bags packed in the trunk, mixed tapes nearly sweating with anticipation to be played, and many kilometres of highway to go. Both excited, never having been to the nation's capital, and also because of our main reason for travelling: the National Campus Radio Conference. The conference is an annual gathering of campudcommunity radio types from across Canada, organized by the National Campus1 Community Radio Association (NCRA).This year it was hosted by CHUO, located at the University of Ottawa. Running from June 11 to 16, the conferencewas full of panel discussions, seminars and workshops on a wide variety of topicsall directly relevant to collegeandcornmunity radio. Also, since radio is by nature not avisual medium,it is arare occasion tomeetthe extremely diverse mosaicof people involved in this sector of alternative media face to face. Withour hearts beating inanticipation of the big city, the reverberations of the car stereo and the intuitivebeat of the open road colliding into one another, I now know how Jonathan Richman must have felt when he penned the modern lovers' classic, "Roadrunner." Long before we pulled up to the university itself, we were mentallyalready there, envisioningwhat the conference would be like and the moderncity landscape of Ottawa. As soon as we checked in, though, the experience of the conference became real and overwhelming, - in agood way. Throughout the week we met many wonderful people who were passionate about campus radio and extremely willing to share their knowledge and experience.Itwas all aglow - everyone was sharing their storiesabout

creative programming, successfulfundraising events, or how they got involved in campus radio in the first place. Very inspiring! And the workshops were like attending university lectures, except everything they talked aboutwas interesting. Before I went to this conference I knew that almost all universities have radio stations, but now I can see the big picture with more clarity. All across Canada there are other people just like me or you volunteering at campus radio stations, sharing- alternative and diverse voices and mindsets and exploring forms of music and news outside of the mainstream. So by participatinginsomethinglocal, youare also joining something much, much bigger. Thisideaisaweinspiring to me. with mainstream radio going by way of the-computer-as-DJ mode, campus radio is the onlypureradioleft. B U ~unlike dufing my parents' generation, thereare many other ways to hear new musicand news (television,the Internet, etc.), and radio has been left somewhat in the shadom. So come out and support your UW campus radio station, CKMS. All our shows are put together and broadcast on the FM dial by live humans, just like yourself. There is something for everyone on our airwaves -the fun part is the search. Maybe along the way you'll discover something you never knew existed before. Challenge your mind. Expect anything! ChrisAbbott hosts CoughingUp Starsevery Tuesday, 10a.m.-12~.m.onCKMS100.3FM. From post-punk a n d h o t p d to today's indie unbund

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Volunteer tutors needed for mathematics, science and English with the Waterloo Catholic District School Board SummerSchoolProgram for Grades 9-OAC. The Summer School Program is scheduled for three weeks from July 5-25,2001 and assistance for any portion of that period would be welcomed. Tutors are required in Kitchener at Resurrection High School andlor Cambridge at St. Benedict High School locations. Please phone Alan Green 745-1201. Voluntary Service Overseas Canada is recruiting for 2year math/science/education teaching placements overseas and for 6-month overseas youth IT internships. For more information, visit our Web site at www.vsocanada.org or call 1-888-876-2911. R6sum6 Builder friendlv volunteers are needed to pmvidecompanionshipto people who have Alzheimer's Disease. One to four hours a week commitment. Training program provided (with certificate upon comple&nj. call ~liheimer'sSociety at 742-1422. Volunteer tutors are needed to tutor students on a oneto-one basis in written and oral English. Tutors meet studentson campus forone term, usuallyonce a week for one to two hours. lfyou havea good working knowledge of English, are patient, friendly, dependable, and would like to volunteer, register at the Intemtional Student Office, NH 2080. For more informtaion about the program, call ext. 2814 or e-mail

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&rlene@admmail.uwaterloo.ca. For more information about any of the following volunteeroppo~ities,pleasecalltheVolunteerAction Centre at 742-8610: FUN IN THE SUMMER ...#1045-10977 ... K-W Access Ability is planning a summer with lots of activities such as bike captains, aquatic assistants, events assistants for BBQ's, movies, etc. Join in on the fun! LOVE DOGS? ... #1223-1208 The National Service Dog Training Centre needs volunteers to help with exercising and kennel dutiesfor dogs which are given to people with disabiitiesand daily challenges. CANCER SOCIETYLIBRARIAN AND RECEPTION VOLUNTEERS ... #1009-10898 ...a volunteer with library experience is needed to catalogue materials, books, videos, etc. one morning or afternoon a week.

- IMPRINT Is bi-weekly until July 27/0l,&] THE CANADIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY ... #10741518 ... has an interesting opportunity for well-orgauized, friendly volunteers at their customer service desk. TAKE TIME TO SMELL THE FLOWERS ... #10279077 ...Epilepsy Waterloo Wellington needs volunteers to help sell hunches of gladioli at local Zehrs stores August 16, 17, 18. ANIMATED ACTORNEEDED...#I014 ...TheCanadian Hearing Society is looking for a male actor age 2535 to perform in a play about hearing loss and communication. Performancesare in September and October.

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House for rent in Waterloo. Full furnished, three bedrooms, six appliances,yard, garage.Close to amenities. Available August-December. Call 888-4567, ext. 5296 or 886-8032. F a W i n t e r single rooms in residence for upper year students, ResurrectionCollege, 265 Westmount Road, adjacent to UW. Meal plan mandatory, eight month contract. Call Patti 885-4950, email:

MONDAYS An English Language lablclass is being held from2:303:20 p.m. in Modem Languages 113, Septemher-June. The class has an emphasis on pronunciation and listening exercises. Students, faculty, staff and spouses are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the International Student Office, ext. 2814. TUESDAYS The K-W Sexual Assault Support Centre is now mnning a new service for women 16and over. "Reclaiming Our Voices" is a free drop-in group session dealing with the impact of sexual violence. Drop in from 1 to 3 p.m. at 151 Frederick Street, Kitchener. For more info, call Laurie-Ann at 571-0121.

SATURDAY, JUNE 30,2001 The PendereckiString QuartetperformingBartok String Quartets #2 and #4 at The Church Theatre, 1376 King Street, St. Jacobsat 8 p.m. Forinfohicketscall 664-1 134. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 2001 Gays and Lesbians of Waterloo Coming-Out Discus-

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Pregnant can't cope? Our family would love to adopt your baby. We will pay maternal and legal fees. Please send reply to Love-A-Baby, Highland, P.O. Box 27055.75 Dundas Street, Cambridge, ON, N1R 6GO.

resurrection@ionline.netorvisitwww.ionline.neU-resurrection. Great houses! Good locations! Cool landlords! Now renting shldent housing for September! Close to both universities! 746-1411 or www.HaneyPM.com. Winter term only single rooms inresidenceforupper year students, Resurrection College, 265 Westmount Road, adjacent to UW. Meal plan mandatory. Please call Patti 885-4950, email: resurrection@ionline.net/

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Attention Undergraduate Students interested in applying for undergraduate scholarships, awards or hrusaries? Check out the Bulletin Board on the Student Awards Office home page at: http:ll www.adm.uwaterloo.ca/infoawards/for a detailed list of awards open for application this term. Further information is available in the Student Awards Office, second floor, Needles Hall. Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference 2002: Talent needed! The CUTC has grown so fast (nearly 400 delegates) we need more organizers: any oronram. . -vear.. or commitment level! Contact cutc@canada.com or http://wwwcutc cal. Your essay for cash! The Fa~rSystemParty, one of the most excitingpolitical ideas ofourtime, isnow sponsoring the 2001 Essay Contest. Prizes include $1,000 in cash and international publication. Get writing! www.FairSystem.com.

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sion Group. Topic: "Growing Up Different." 7:00 p.m. Modem Languages 104.All are welcome tojoinus on the first and third Wednesday of every month. This gmup provides a safe and supportive environment to discuss wming+ut experiences. Details: 884-4569. SATURDAY, JULY 7,2001 WestmountSheU.TheTeachingStudentsAssociationis holding a charity car wash supporting Canadian Cancer Society. Watch for cotton candy days and 50150 draw in the SLC! MONDAY, JULY 9,2001 Blood Donor Clinic will be at Student Life Centre h m July 9 to 14h m l0a.m. to4p.m. Sign up at the Turnkey Desk. For more info call 1-888-871-7201. FRIDAY, JULY 13,2001 Giant Coffeehouseat7 p.m., Student LifeCentreComfy Lounge. Like a talent show (for promising stars!) open all university community. Free food! To perform, e-mail: coffeehouse2001@hotmail.com.Put together by various Christian Fellowships.

Math tutoring available from senior math/teachin~ student. Exoerience as TA.,tutor.. high - schoolteachel $15/hour for individual or groups up to 3 help yo1 learn how to learn. Greg 880-0257.

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Room for rent for aquiet individualina quietdetached house. Parking andall amenities.Pleasecall 725-5348.

Female models needed for nude photograhy. Gooc my. Serious replies only. Call 742-4284.


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