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School of architecture on the move again Consortium buys abandoned textile d to house new facility. Chris Edey IMPRINT STAFF

The University of Waterloo school of architecture is on the move again. Only a few short months after seemingly settling on a 1.4 hectare site on Water Street North in downtown Cambridge, the Cambridge Consortium, a group of private business people dedicated to bringing the school to Cambridge, has instead purchased the Riverside Silk Mills building on Melvdle Street. The Silk Mills building, also known as the Tiger " Brand factorv. ,.is a textile mill that has been abandoned for the past year. Its 90,000 square feet of space will offer a significant improvement over the cramped quarters the school of architecture currently occupies in the Environmental Studies 2 building. The Cambridge Consortium paid $700,000 to acquire the property, and according to consortium chair Tom Watson, the price was more than fair. He had this to say about the previous owners, 'They are very

much supporting WW's] efforts and they made us a good price because of that." Watson added that the "building has been appraised for much more than that." Rick Haldenby, h e c t o r of the school of architecture, is impressed with the new location and the existing budding. "The location has some big advantages over the other site. It's right in the core of downtown and it's nght on the Grand River," he said. The facilitywill allow the school to~~o~~~~~~~o~~ate for both undergraduate and graduate architecture students. TheTiger Brand factory does not come free of environmental concerns, however. Contamination beneath the machine shop floor will require remediation work. Fortunately, the contaminationisnot nearly as extensive as that found at the former site; the totalcost of the clean up should not exceed $300,000. A number of factors were responsible for the abandonment of the previous location. The former site is a vacant former industrial site,

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contaminatedmth coal tar and other industrial byproducts. Time was the principalconcern."Oncewe got into the government funding issues it became apparent that this is going to be a three or four year project to get a buildingup. Iguess the schoolneeded something a little sooner than that," Watson commented. A search for a temporarylocation to house the architectsin Cambridge was undertaken and the fiverside Silk Mills building quickly moved to

cambridge. the forefront of the list. "The more architects looked at it to see what changes would have to be made, the more people started saying this is a great building," Watson said. Before long the temporary location had become a permanent solution. Money also played a role in the sudden switch of plans. The City of Cambridge only received $4.1 million of the $7.5 million of provincial SuperBuild fundmg that it was hoping to get. However, Cambridge

Mayor Doug Craig remains confident that ongoing negotiations with the province will result in a larger piece of the SuperBuild pie. "I think we will get very close to [$7.5 million]," he said. Craig added that he did not think "it was so much funding issues, but the fact that we could secure a larger site, and secondly we could do it a lot faster" that led to the move. See ARCHITECTURE, page 4

Feds uphold referendum results Emily M. Collins IMPRINT STAFF

On January 7, the Federation of Students Board of Directors released a document stating their decision to uphold the results of the Waterloo Campaign Referendum. The validity of the referendum results was contested by UW student and Imprint president Jesse Helmer, who observed that the referendum question was changed during the voting period. The original proposal read that the fee that will be charged to students to help pay for the-expansion of the SLC and the athletic facilities "will take effect once construction of the expansion is complete" while the altered version of the proposal read that the fee "will take effect once at least three of the facilitiesare open for student use." After Helmer's complaint to the referendum committee was overturned he appealed to the referendum appeal committee, which decided that "since students voted on two different questions, the accurate determination of the student opinion cannot be ascertained, thus invalidating the results of the referendum." Concerning the board of directogs decision to reject the appeals committee's conclusion, Brenda Beatty, Feds VP studentissues, states that the appeals committee's deci-

sion was reversed on the basis that "there was a lot of uncertainty as to how large of an impact the changing of the linked document would have on the average voter." In its decision, the board states that "the change of the question during the voting period was one which, though its occurrence was documented, was nonetheless insufficient to bring adrmfiistration of the results to the referendum into disrepute." The board argues further that the change of the question affected only conditions regarding the timing of the feeimplementation,whichis subject to external factors such as constructiondeadlines and could change when the actual expansions are carried out. In a letter to the Feds board regarding its decision, H e h e r wrote "[the decision] suggests to me that the directors of the Federation of Students have little regard for accurately obtaining student opinion through referenda." Beatty commented that student's council voted that it should remain neutral in the process of referendum and that since the referendum is not a Feds issue but one pertaining to students. Beatty doesn't think Feds "had any vested interest in seeing a result oneway or another. The referendum was there to determine students' interest."

When asked about the numerous criticismsmade by studentsconceming this referendum, Beatty replied, "I think it's recognizablethatitwasn't a perfect referendum and much of that imperfection I suppose is from external difficulties." She cites some of the external difficultiesas the miscommunication between the Feds and the office of research ethics,who tooklonger than expected to review the student surveys, leaving the Feds with little time to distribute the survey and perhaps the lack of sufficient research on the part of Information Services and Technology, who drew up the voter's list. Beatty says, "lack of communication was an overarching problem throughout this whole process." Another problem was the general difficulty advertising on c k p u s , preventing them from informing the students earlier on. The Feds plan to draft a new referenda policy with the intent that future referenda will be conducted under the clearest possible guidelines and procedures. Concerning the improvement of the quality of referenda Beatty states "there have been problems in the past and we're in the position now where this referendum has brought a lot of things to light so it's a good opportunity for improvement."

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THIS WEEK: GROUND ZERO Since its opening in 1997, the Federation of Students' restaurant Ground Zero has lost students an estimated $250,000. While the xestaurant's future is still unknown, it's almost certain that redesigns and renovatidns will be on the to-do list of next year's executive. A number of reasons are cited for Ground Zero's poor performance. As the Bombshelter and Ground -Zero share food preparation areas, counter space is often insufficient to prepare meals quickly. Spring terms have sometimes accounted for 60 per cent of the annual loss, due to low on-campus student population. Patrons have complainedabout slow service, few menu options, and insufficient hours. Ground Zero is one of two food service facilities in the Student Life Centre (SLC). The other, Brubakers, organized by UW Food Services, opened around the same time as Ground Zero. The Feds and UW Food Services have an agreement that the two facilities will serve different food and provide different styles of service, says SLC Manager Ann Simpson.

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Previously, Food S e ~ c e opers atedits own cafeteria,the Wild Duck Cafe, in the Ground Zero space. The Wild Duck Cafe was financially successful, says Simpson. They moved out to become Brubakers, taking advantage of new space offered after the SLC renovations. Over the years, Fed candidates and executives have campaigned to turn Ground Zero around. What follow is a look at recent changes and current plans for the ailing restaurant. Chris Farley, Feds president for 2000-2001,promised to revamp Ground Zero toimprove serviceand "ensure profitability" in his campaign platform. A Fall 2000 initiative saw the purchase of a new point-of-sale system for the Bombshelter and Ground Zero. withimuroved schedulingandinventory managementfeatures. See GROUND ZERO. ppge 5


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about the progress of a team, they better be interested in the men's hockey, men's basketball or crosscountry teams; otherwise they'll find results that are stale and outdated. Admittedly, I'm a part of the student media that struggles to dtsseminate sports information to out community. It's increasingly difficult to share information on our sports teams when there is no location where we can easily access scores and historical information on those teams. 'lhe student journalist depends heavily on Internet resources, and if those resources aren't available, the information will be dmarded. We can't always attend sports events like paid Record reporters. To Athletics' credit, it does send out weekly reports on team's progress, but that information is deleted from its Web site when a new weekly report is ready. There's no way to review a team's progress in a season unless you outsource to the OUA site, and even there you'll fmd a hfickey Mouse operation keeping content fresh. m a t it all boils down to is Athletics makmg a more concerted effort to provide information (at the very least, scores) on its Web site. You want to get me excited about U\V sports teams? Then show me why I should be.

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We live in a thriving Webbed society where students constantly look to the Internet for information, especially information that has to do with the university. In the past, students have complmed that the registrar's office should promde more tools on the Web. Poof! Quest. Students have looked for a more convenient way to interact w t h CECS. Poofl Web Access. Two organizations that need to recogiuze the ~mportanceof the Web are the Feds and Athletics. Unfortunately for students who are interested m varsity sports, they are left surfmg the OUA, CIS and Canoe sites to find any mformation on Warnor teams. It's sad that the first place they would probably check, the Athletics site, is a huge letdown when tt comes to providing up-to-date information on scores and game reports. Surfing around the Athletics site, I found content that was two months old ("Headline" news), a men's volleyball page that hasn't been updated with scores since October 21 and non-exlstent team rosters. Generating excitement for sports teams must take a step backwards before asking students why they're not mterested m athlebcs and blaming student medta for not covermg spoas teams If students want to learn

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Overall, the renovanon of an exisung bwldmg, instead of the construction of an entirelynew structure WIU reduce the cost of the move from $32 d o n to $27 d o n It 1s s d unclear what will happen to the property on Water Street North, which Austrian architect Oscar Ganhal had pledged to completely remedlate and donate to the school of archtecture. The cost of the proposed remedianon was esn mated to be m the range of $250,000 to $850,000 Haldenby said that "mcreasmg concern about some of the enwonmental issues" played - . a role m the decision to changelocations.Watson said the site will be sold, but may be

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and running," Watson said. With the amount ofpositive press and enthusiastic support that the "announcementsontheloca~onand proposed move continues to genernature of student housmg will be ate throughout Cambridge, both made m the foUowing - months," re- Watson and Craig have no doubt that the money d fall into place. assunngthose feannga student hour mg cnsn m central Cambndge. Somewhatless enthusiasbc about the project is Conestoga College presldentJohnTibbits,who has seen "The goal of having hls own efforts to fmd space to expand h s college's campas m Camthe new facility up bridge somewhat overshadowed by and running by May the attention focused on the more prestigious school of architecture. 2003 may become T ~ b b ~has t s asked the city to dounrealistic." nate 100 to 300 acres of land for a new campus, and clams that a new Conestoga campus with 2,000 stuAs the school bounces around dents wU have a "bigger unpact" downtown Cambndge, the goal of than the school of architecture. having the new facity up and runWhen asked about Conestoga's ning by May 2003 may become unre- request, Mayor Craig replied, "the alistic. Watsonremainsconfidentthat city of Cambridge has had a number the goal d l be met, acknowledging of meetingswih Conestoga College. it will be a major push to achieve it. They are getting the same support in terms of us trying to help them. "Everythmg would have to happen on schedule to get there [on m e ] , We're now helping in terms of lookbut we all r e h e projects ltke this ing for opportunities [for them]." have ghtches," he added. OncechokedwithindustnalleftoWith the b d h g acquired, the vers, the biggest winner in the move next major goal of the Cambridge appears to be the City of Cambridge. ~ o n s o r t i u n i sto assemble the $10 Having UW's school of architecture million in private sector funding will give "the city a greater sense of needed to facilitate the move. 'We quality of life and community eshave had a number of individuals teem," Craig said, UW "made [the come forward and support us. In any City of] Waterloo, let's be honest about it." fundraising campaign you want to do a lot of spa& work before you officlally announce that you are off used to construct the student apartments for the school of archtecture's 300 students Haldenby sad


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ienison College unveiled a major lew expansion project which d tttempt to meet growing enrolment ieeds while increasing the capacity ,f the college's research, teaching ind residence program. me ~roiectsincluded wdl be funded )y a capitalcampaignwhich hopes to .aise $3 million of which $1.12 milion has already been secured. The ~rojectsinclude a new 50-bed resilenceaddition,amulti-purpose 175lerson lecture theatre, a new library md resource centre, a resource cenre for the college's East Asian studes program, a multi-media lab and a nemorial archivesand reading room n honour of Florence Li Tim-Oi, he first ordained woman priest in heAnglican church. Vithjiiesfmm Renison College L

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h e r wonder why your doctor uses he words she does? Or why your lentist banters with that particular rocabulary?UW professor Catherine khryer is involved in a study invesigating the language choices of proessionals such as doctors, dentists nd optometrists. Schryer's research, unded by the Social Sciences and lumanities Research Counul, inrestigates the translation done by loctorsin taking symptoms and situtions described by patients and cliats and makes them more profesional. khryer, together with two other reearchers and two collaborators, lopes to find what is lost in the ranslation, and whether the client valks away truly understanding their )wn ailments or conditions. i t hfksfmm the universig news b u m

A jewel in the university's research crown and a major academic administrator has left the university for greener pastures. Conrad Brunk, former academic dean at Conrad Grebel University College and expert in ethics, d start up a new position as head of the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at the UniversityofVictoriah s July. Brunk is best known for his chairing of two controversial public commissions, one on the fate of research monkeys and one on the genetic modification of food. The new position will allow Brunk to focus more on his research which will benefit from the centre's $3 d o n endowment. Brunk expressed his love of the college and the university in his resignation letter. Brunk began hls sabbatical in January andMarleneEpp has beennamed interim academic dean. A search committee has been established for Brunk's replacement. Withjiksfmm Conrad Grebel Univerkg Coikge. Bootcarnp for Entrepreneurs

The university's new innovation incubator, Innovate Inc., is combining with Enterprise co-op to create an entrepreneurial boot camp.The camp will cost $199 per potential entrepreneur, and will allow 30 participants to better understand how to bring their business ideas to fruition. The four-day, in-residence camp, whichis being partially sponsored by WV spin-off TRD Internet Systems Corporation,will featureprofessional speakers and will allow one start-up to receive up to $6,000 in incubation funding.Matt Goyer, a local spin-off entrepreneur known most for his previous endeavour fairtunes.com, feels that the initiative is important but may be missing the mark. "Ifyou need aconference to tell youwhether or not you have what it takes to make it, then you're in trouble." Ivithji/esfmm the univerkg news b m m and Entetpnje Co-op

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Ground Zero: stdl losing money GROUND ZERO, from page 3

In Winter 2001, Feds general manager Josh Doig worked with Ground Zero manager Michael Ulmer to cut costs, although it may be a few terms before the effects of these changes are felt. Overall, Ground Zero lost $46,738 for the fiscal year ending A p d 30,2001, a little less than the approximate $50,000 loss in the previous year. The most sigmficant change to Ground Zero operations happened with the Feds board of directors' decision to close it down to the general public in Spdng 2001. T h ~ s reduced losses by an estimated $7,800, but it was stdl budgeted to lose about 9622,000 that term. In May 2001, the newly-elected Feds started looking for new ideas. Dave McDougall was hired in August as duector of marketing and communication; one of his tasks being to gather student oplnion on uses of the Ground Zero space. Originally scheduled for release in Fall 2001, McDougall now says the survey will likely take place this term. Many options for the space have been suggested. Some, like Imprinf s J o n Willing, would see the Bombshelter expandedinto Ground Zero. A commonly held opinion is that any business in the Ground Zero space should not be based on alcohol, as frosh classes of 2003 and beyond won't be of drinking age. Many presidentialcandidateshave suggested a coffee shop with "big comfy couches". A Chinese food restaurant,alight-fareshop or a franchise are also possibilities. The high visibility of the space means it would

The Feds may choose to replace Ground Zero to put a more profitable business in its prime location. be a "prime spot" for a retail facility, says Simpson. UW Retail has expressed interest in using the space if the Feds deade to abandon it. Any change to the space needs approval by the SLC management board, however, students hold a voting majority on the board, so any

Feds-backedproposalislikelyto pass. The Feds' upcoming focus group and survey will ask students to evaluate proposals and provide other suggestions. After that, says Feds VicePresident Adnunistration and Finance Dawn Phillips, "it's a plan for next year's exec."


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Federal government funds tech park UW's tech park dreams come closer to reality with $13.4 million in infrastructure funding Jesse Helmer

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Construction will begin in and around the virtually empty fields of north campus in the near future. The proposed research and technology park, is slated to occupy 100 of the 700 acres of land that make up north campus The project received the last piece of its fundmg puzzle on December 18, when Secretary of State (Rural Development, FedNor) Andy Mitchell announced $ 13 4 d o n in federal fundtng for the infrastructure. The park, which d l c o s t an estimated $214 million, has already received 95.7 million from Waterloo Region, $7.7 million from the City of Waterloo and $13.4 d o n from the p r o v h cia1 government's SuperBdd fund. The federal contribution covers the remaininginfrastructure costs, which total $40.2 million. UWis contributing the 100 acres of land, worth approximately$20 million. The remaining funds will come from the private sector. Accordingto UWpresidentDavidJohnston, there is still work to be done to make the park a reality. 'We need to conclude agreements with tenants w&ng to invest in and occupy new buildings in the park. Occupancy could be as early as the end of this calendar year if tenants can be found shortly," he said. According to a UW press release, the federal funding d finance six main projects:

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in the boundaq of the park; the construction of a public f a d t y to assist new companies in the commercialization of technology; the upgrade of the technology infrastructure used in the regional transportation system that links Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge, Elmira and St. Jacobs; improvements to flood control Laurel Creek and Columbia Lake; and the installation of a fibreoptic telecommunications network to provide high-speed Internet acctss for the park. Mitchell illustrated the reasoning for federal support of the development of infrastructure for the park: "Infrastructure is essential to the success of innovative projects like the University ofwaterloo Research and Technology Park . . . by investing in 21st century infrastructure, the Government of Canada is supporting the continued growth of a knowledge-based economy dnven by innovation,

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This map shows a conceptual site plan of the development of a technology park on UW's north campus. Construction is expected to begin soon. ideas and talent." President Johnston said that the park d not restrict W s ability to build new academic buildings: "Ejddmgs in the park would have a neutral to positive effect on new academic buildings at UW-neutral in that the park bddings have a different purpose than aca-

demic buildings for teaching and research, positive in that park buildings could enhance joint research with UW and demand for hghly qualified personnel from UW which create the conditions for new UW academic buildings." jhelmer@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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What can you buy with $4.10? Chris Edey COMMUNIlY EDITORIAL

As I sat in the Imprint office the other day, I noticed an alarming trend. The number of students strolling through the front door to reclaim their onerous $4.10 Imprint fee seemed to outnumber those people coming in to volunteer their skills for the campus paper by about eight to one. I later discovered that over the academic year 2000-2001, a grand total of 1,065 students decided that they would rather have four bucks than support Imprint. I started asking my fellow students why they were out to liberate a couple days of coffee money from the clutches of a notfor-profit organization staffed by student volunteers (and three fulltime paid staffers) who think it mght be swell to let everyone know what is going on at UW. The answers ranged from the insightful "just 'cause" to the very witty "I dunno." Some just gave me a nasty look on their way to collecang their gigantic payday. Some of you will dismiss this as a self-righteous rant by a wannabe journalist who wants everyone to chip in for the paper he writes for. The truth is, students not in financial duress who reclaim their non-compulsory fees are essentially ripping the rest of us off. These people demonstrate a senous lack of understanding of what our university community is. Let us take the faculty environmental s i d e s for example. An ES student d pay $48.35 m refundable fees over a semester. Here's a qutck rundown of some of the various greedy groups that want your money, and what they do once they have it. Radio Waterloo (CKMS-FM) will run you $4.50, and all they do is provide commercial-free radio

produced by volunteers. They aim to provide information, art and music that the big commercial stations would never touch. If you've ever wanted to host a radio show about why Glass Tiger is the greatest thing to ever happen to Canadian rock, hey, you can do it on CKMS. It's there for you. WPIRG is a more pricey $4.75. This group of volunteers wastes its time on silly pursuits such as "motivating civic participation and responsibility by encouraging members and other citizens to become concerned, informed, and active in their community." Judging by the strangle-hold that apathy seems to have on this campus, we could probably use another three or four WPIRGs. The Waterloo Environmental Studies Endowment Fund charges ES students a mammoth $30. Yet another group of volunteers fritters this money away on useless items as a high quality laser printer, two scanners, remote sensing equipment and a digital camera. Why would a faculty that puts such a high premium on graphic design and the creative use of technology ever need this crap? See FEES, page 8

Displeasing results

It's been weeks smce the referendum, and I've got to say I'm disappointed by the results. Not because they're about to start construction on four new campus improvements, but because the process to getting the latest "yes" vote was, in a word, pathetic Feds president Yaacov Iland now has the unenviable job of scraping up the tattered remams of the referendum, duct-taping them together and presenting the patchwork mess to the UW board of governors, s&g as he says, "Ladies and gentlemen, we have asked the students, and they h,ave sad that they support these campus improvements " He might forget to mention that there are about 4,000 more people on the voter's list than there should be but we'll get to that later Despite the overwhelming ewdence that this has been the most poorly executed referendum in UW history, I've had more than

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a few Feds supporters tell me that we should get over it. With that in mind, let's re-cap the events of the past four-and-a-half months: 1) The current Feds execs know about the Waterloo Campaign for over a year, but don't do a n e g about it until about six weeks before the referendum, leaving students little time to influence the shape of a proposal that is supposed to reflect their needs. 2) Iland, a paid employee, passes the buck on the sad survey to student volunteers (and Feds exec hopefuls) Mike Kerrigan and Brenda Slomka. With little time remaining before the referendum, they're only able to collect student opinion surveys from about 316 students, most of them &st-years in residence. 3) Student's council, after pushing their meeting back a week to allow Kerrigan and Slomka to collect enough surveys, applaud Iland for doing such a good job at collecting opinion from less than two per cent of the student population (or by the referendum committee's calculations on student enrolment, less than 1.5 per cent). With that in mind, they pass on their chance to ensure that the referendum reflects student opinion by splitting the question into its component parts. 4) Feds chief returning officer

Brandon Sweet sets up the referendum with about 4,000 extra voters on the list -who knows from where - and proceeds to blame IST for the bungle. Sweet has yet to explain what happened. 5) After the question was set by council, the Waterloo Campaign committee changes the proposal to begin charging the $13.80 fee once three of the four buildings are completed, instead of all four. When a student complains, they. change it back -in the middle of the voting period. Everyone's confused, including your student newspaper, which mistakenly reports the change as fact. 6) The referendum appeals committee - an impartial group led by the ombudsperson invalidates the referendum because the question was modified during the voting process. 7) It is revealed that there are two versions of Feds council procedure, and.one of them allows for a second appeal to the Feds board of directors. Ah, but who is to decide which procedure is the right one? Iland believes that the correct procedure likely doesn't allow a second appeal, but allows it anyway because that was the version that was used at the beginning of the referendum. See REFERENDUM, page 10

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lchim and his (m)ilk deserve no space

Telehealth says my sister's brain is broken

To the editor,

To the editor,

To the editor,

In the lead letter in Impnnton January 4, 2002, Mr. Robins responded to comments I made in Imprint and in other places under the title 'Weeding edge conspiracy." I did not mention TEMPEST technology as a realistic threat to the Feds vote, a similar threat of a camera in the ceding exists for paper voting. My concern was more that the procedure was insecure and unknown. How many people can change the UWdir password (or any e-mailpassword which allows one to change a UWdir password)?This time around we couldn't even figureout how many people voted. If anybodywould care to read my work report (available online at www.student.math.uwaterloo.ca/ -dasibley/) they d realize that I only give one sentence treatment to TEMPEST technologyin the middle of the report and they unll realize that I am also talking about g&ernmental electionswhich most readers will reahze are more serious than Feds elections. People are killed every day for expressing the "wrong" choice in elections in other parts of the world. I don't ihink designtng a system for governmental elections that enables the monitoring of voting choices is a good one. That is why the topic received treatment in the essay. The Feds online system was simply an example in my work report I used since I was familiar with it.

The issue of Julian Ichim's childish acts do not even deserve print space in Imprini. Ichim has dmtinguished himself alright, but not as the self-righteous defender of the poor and marginalized he so revels in, but as a disgusting, petulant and adolescent person, incapable of adult interaction and dialogue. Ichim's antics of throwingchocolate rmlk on Stockwell Day bear this out, and particularly his moral smugness in the face of his recent court appearanceand suspended sentence. Ichim smacks of an intolerance greater than any displayed by Stockwell Day. It is Ichim's refusal to abide by any common standards of decency and respect that is afforded to all peoples,even thosewe disagreewith. There is perhaps much to disagree with in Stockwell Day, or much to agree with, accordmg to one's ideological persuasion. But, when we decide that Stockwell Day is deserving of such personally insulting and assaulting behaviour, I cringe to think of what kind of world Ichim (and his supporters) dream of. I also cringe at the thought of Ichim with more power than he used when throwingrnilk products atpublic servants. And that is why I c h (and his ilk) scare me much more than any Stockwell Day or any Alliance government.

-Doug Sibly 3A computer science

-Mark Penner 3N histoy

When I &st heard of TelehealthOntario two years ago, it seemed like a great idea. It would keep provincial costs down by helping people avoid unnecessary appointmentswith their family doctors, and perhaps even keep the emergency rooms a little less busy. It seemed like the logical thing to do, especially with the relatively recent healthcare cutbacks; with less nurses, doctors and hospital fadties overall, itwas obviousthatwe needed another addition to the healthcare system. So I praised it. It appears I spoke too soon. One reason why I loved the idea ofTelehealth Ontario was the "peace of mind" factor. I welcomed the thought of speaking to a registered nurse in the event that I had symptoms that I could not explain. However, my own and other people's experience with Telehealth Ontario seems to show that it feeds your fear rather than help youunderstand what you may have. For example, just this past Friday my sisterwokeupwith anumb pinhe finger. She waited for about an hour and because the lack of feeling did not dissipate, she decided to call Telehealth. The regstered nurse told her it was either one of two things: she was having a stroke or there was (and I use the nurse's exact words) "somethmg wrong with her brain." So, the nurse offered to call an ambulance for her, and when my sister decked, the nurse recommended that she immediately see a doctor and avoid dnving. Of course,

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my sister at this point was scared, to say the least. To make a long story short, there was nothing wrong with my sister. She had just slept in an awkward position causing a temporary lack of motion control (this feeling is often associated with carpal tunnel syndrome). I amnot criticizingthe nurse for her decision to emphasize the worst possible scenario for my sister's symptoms. The nurse simply did not want to take any chances. However, her decision not to mention the most hkely cause of the symptoms puzzles me. Accordma to the Government of Ontario Web site, Telehealth Ontario is not an emergency service and does not replace 911.People are encouraged to call "when you have a general health question." If it is not a 911 replacement,why is it acting like one? How does it save money when a numb finger warrants a ride in an ambulance? I am disheartened by the Ontario government's creation of such an irresponsible program, which is based on an idea that is not fully thought out. It is a futile attempt to supplement for the lack of healthcare fachties. Telehealth Ontario sounds good as an idea. But the reality is that there are only so many things nurses, even doctors, can do over the phone. Besides, we all want to see someone when we're sick. This programwillnot stop people from what they already do -going to emergency rooms and family doctors. In a case.lilre my sister's, it wdl even bring people to the emergency rooms, where they would have never gone.

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Fees: a sense of community FEES, from page 7

Noticing a trend yet? Everywhere you look there are these damned volunteers trying improve campus life for all students, and they have the audacity to ask for your money. Just for the record, during the academic year 2000-2001, 228 students tuned out Radio Waterloo and 1,204 opted out of WPIRG. Like it or not, this university is i lot more than a bunch of individuals hacking their way through school on their way a career. It is a community of people who share common interests and space. Members of the community benefit from what refundable fees go towards, be it a student-paper, independent radio or comfortable couches in the ES lounge. Like any community, UW has upkeep costs that all who can afford to pay, should pay. The issue of people not paying these fees would not be as serious if those who never paid their fees never benefitted in any way from what they went towards paying for Unfortunately, this is impossible. That's just the nature of collective action: everybody wins, even the freeloaders. So it's up to you mister and miss non-fee-paying student. Are you a part of the university community or just some student who happens to be in the same location as 20,000 other students? Finally, if you happen to be one who did not contribute to the ES endowment fund, don't sit on the couches any more. It's the least you can do.

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Volunteering works for everyone

UW students volunteer with WPIRG because they care. They care about healthy ecosystems and healthy human communiues. If you want to pad a resurnC, volunteering w t h WPIRG is probably the hardest way to do it The work often goes unrcwarded and unrecognized because it may highhght things that are uncomfortable -hke racism - or outside the average person's experience hke homelessness and hunger. On the margms of society, it's hard to be heard, and lt's WPIRG volunteers who try to change that. We all benefit when the general conditions of our society Improve. If you're interested m worktng towards a healthy, natural environment and a just, civil society, then WPIRG may be for you. During your vocation as a "citizen activist" you wdl likely feel, occasionally at least, periods of hopelessness. You may feel helpless in a system where those with power seem so distant and unshakable, people

appear apatheuc, and the media ignores all of your hard work At tmes like these it's unportant to remember that you are not workmg alone and that there is a long and inspiring history to all efforts for social change In Canada, the nghts and pnvlleges presently accorded to md~vldualsand groups are all the result of long and often bitter struggles1 Access to affordable post secondary education, unemployment msurance, welfare, health insurance, rmnimum wage, affirmative action, aboruon, equal pay, subsidized daycare and enwonmental protecuon were not given to Canadians by a generous government concerned about the well-being of the majonty They were given as concessions to campaigns for justice bemg waged by people like yourself Granted, these measures are not complete or adequate, but remember that people make a happen! S d a r l y , issues hke women's libera&, anti-racism, accessib~lity,lesbian-gaybisexual-transgendered hberation, and enwonmental protection became pubhc issues and mass movements as a result of the efforts of commttted indimduals Even a cursory glance at the day's papers wdl reveal amcles deahg w t h issues and concerns being discussed that have arisen out of the struggles of citizen actnasts around the world. Obmously, it is not possible to summarize

a couple thousand years of history in several paragraphs. But the history of social movement is as exciting and inspiring as any romantic novel. You, as a volunteer with WPIRG, wlde typing up minutes, putting up posters, and organizing events, are continuing in the long history of social change. Sometimes it may not seem so romantic or dramatic, but keep in mind the efforts of your peers, your predecessors and those that d l follow. Around the world, students have always played a central role in social movements. They have made invaluable contributions to a diverse range of struggles for justice For example, students are central actors in the campaigns to free Burma from a brutal dictatorship, demand accountabihty of international economic institutions and agreements, elmmate sweatshop labour; and have been critical in ending apartheid in South Africa and restoring democracy in East Timor. A sizeable proportion of citizen activists in unions, non-governmental orgamzations,

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Danger in the park

I stayed in the computer lab a little late last night, and ended up walkmg back home through Waterloo Park at 1 a.m. It was a weird walk through the park - I was engrossed in awe of the moonlit beauty of the trees and the water, frozen and enveloped in whtte snow. There, m the silence of the night, half of me felt dose to God. Yet the other half of me was engrossed m fear. I was afraid of the stones I had heard about dangerous people that lurk in the forest late at mght. I kept seeing the Waterloo pohce's wanted poster of the sex offender, who looked something hke Santa Claus mght aQer being bitten by a werewolf. My hand gripped tightly onto the Swiss army kmfe in my pocket as I made my way through the trees. Nowadays, everyone around me seems afraid of somethmg or another. Cnrmnals, terronsts and sexual predators seem to be lurkmg around every comer The guy bes~de me in the plane last week seemed to get really agitated when I sat beside him because I looked Muslun and started to recite words m Arabic. "Don't worry," I assured hun,"I am praying for the safety of this plane and its passengers " That made h m seem only shghtly less afraid, so I decided not to

mention to him that I had just recently visited Iraq and Iran. We all know that the fear must end eventually. Fear only clouds our judgement and distances us from each other as well as from God. Pushing away the fear comes in steps. Firstly, we have to work together as a society to conquer our fears. Life wdl always be a scary journey when we are alone. Our untversity's Walksafe program is proof, however, that if we work together, we shall have nothing to fear.

"Half of me was engrossed in awe of the moonlit beauty of the trees and water, frozen and enveloped in white snow ... the other half of me was engrossed in fear." The second part of conquering fear is to simply choose not to be afraid. I don't mean to give you licence to do crazy things, but you should ask yourselk will being fearful make the situation any better? So for me, next time that I go through Waterloo Park, I wdl go with a friend and I will not be afraid. As for you, please do not be afraid to write to the e-mail address below and send me suggestions or comments regarding this column. Peace.

community groups, and other s d a r bodies leamed thelr skills and analysis as students in a campus organtzafion PIRGs provide an excellent setting to leam how to make a difference They are neither an exclusively campus or community organ17ation,but provlde a way to bridge the two spheres Acumsm is a skdl that needs to be leamed like any other In a truly pamcipatory democrauc society, an educated and skilled population is essential to its conmuance To find out more about WPIRG, and meet staff and volunteers, attend our open house, Fnday, January 18 from 11 a m to 3 p m in the SLC, room 2139 We are also pumng on a volunteer extravaganza on Sunday, January 20 from 12 p m. to 5 p m in MC 4045 If you are interested m getting involved with WPIRG or want to g m new acuvist skills, this day is for you It d also be the luck off for the term for all exlsbng action groups All are welcome

YOU! OFF MY PLANET! Argentina: land of the tango, Tierra del Fuego and Spanish with a funny accent. Utopia South if there ever was one. If only! Assuming you've skimmed the headlines over the last few weeks, you've probably noticed things aren't exactly swell down in la Republica Argentina. No, it's not because somebody lost a soccer Argentina, ladies and gentlemen, is flat broke and in major economic trouble - and it's about to get a whole lot worse. While the economists and world-issues junkies nod their heads absently, a little background for the rest of"us:once upon a time, in terms of standard of living and social stability, Argentina was somethmg of a Canada of the South. In fact, it was arguably better off than Canada, as late as the 1920s. Then came World War 11, and ever since, the political track record of Argentina reads like a guidebook entitled D~~tmying YowEconomy for Fun and Sport. So who wrote the book? The first few chapters are credited to President Juan P m n . (Remember that movie starring Madonna, Evifa?Yeah, her husband.) What &d he do? Put it this way: he found a way to combine the worst of both communism and fadsm (as if one wasn't bad enough!). Peron was finally chased out of the country in 1955. Unfortunately for Argentina, his party, the Peronistas, continued to enjoy considerable support, and thus the country stumbled along the same slippery economic slope well into the 1970s. Peron even came back for a second kick at the can in 1973, but instead ended up kicking the bucket the following year. The next several chapters were authored

by the not-so-friendly Argentine military, known for their nasty habit of kidnapping suspected political radicals and tossing them out of planes into the Atlantic. These goons ran Argentina throughout much of the 1970s and early 1980s - and for those who couldn't guess, Larry Smith's Econ 101 course isn't on the must-have list for most military dictators. Whch means what else? -more economic no-nos. To round out the book, the 1980s saw the Peronistas return and have one nght-leaning reformist leader (Carlos Menem) make some headway in repairing the economy. Inflation and government spending spiralled out of control, and Menem was sent packing. After yet another effectively ineffective administration -this bnngs us to the unfortunate pickle of the present. Bizarrely enough, after attempting to bail out Argentina with loans on three occasions in two years, a few wacky commentators have desperately tried to pin the blame on the International Monetaly Fund (IMF). Naturally, they conveniently forget that the IMF doesn't operate on the principle of running countries into the ground (it's hard to get your loans repaid that way). They also forget about the sobering situation in Argentina, long before the IMF ever appeared as a lifeline. Sadly, the presses are heating up in anticipation of a sequel, thanks to the arnval of a promising new author. The new Prez - the fifth one in two weeks -is a left-leaning - Peronista, Eduardo Duhalde, ex-governor of Buenos Aires province, alleged greaseball, and known spendthnft. Fwng Argentina is no easy task. It is defaulting on its debt, which d blacklist it for loans in the future Abandoning the peg to the US dollar will hit average Argentines in the wallet Worst of all, untd the next election, Argentines have no choice but to bank on the very same people whose poltcies destroyed t h w country, to try and bnng it back from the brink - and I shudder to think about the odds of success.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 11,2002

A change in name for Crumble an' Erb

What's in a name? Well, in some cases, not too much. Here, though, it goes a little deeper. You may have noticed that the name of this column has changed since last term. The way things were, we used to be "Crumblin' Erb," or at least, "Crumble an' Erb," in this space. Things done changed. That name came from a song by OutKast from fh& first album -and, I was glad to see, on their recently released Bed ofas well. Originally I planned to include the song's lyrics in my last column; things didn't work out, but the least I can do is hit you off with the hook (or in other words, the chorus): "There's only so much time left in this crazy world / I'm just crumblin' erb, i'm just crumblin' erb / Niggas killid niggas, they don't understand (it's the master plan) / I'm just crumbh' erb, I'm just crumbh' erb." OutKast has been something of an inspiration to me, so I'll include some more words of wisdom. This fcom their second album: "Revolutionary, scary / Thought provokin', spoken,

/ Words of a change I don't feel but I see / Visions from me at twenty-three / Makmg it free in my community one day is what I live for." And, from their third: "Mama earth is dying and crying cause of you / Raming cats and jackals all shackles disintegrate to residue / Silly mortals haven't a clue as to what the fuck is ~ i n on." g I liked fhe way that their first hit single off their fourth album was named "Bombs Over Baghdad." If you want to talk names, how about another rapper, GURU of Gang Starr. That's "Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal" for those who don't know. I'm de6nitely down with the use of names that hold some additional meaning. Of course, names can also be used deceptively. Take George Orwell's book, 1984, where the "Ministry of Truth" is where they alter and erase the past, the "Ministry of Love" is where they torture non-believers, and so on. The scary thing is, around the time that the book was released, the United States War Department changed its name to the Department of Defence. But, to get back to the new column t~tle. A friend of mine, who works for an anti-

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"Dirtv Rotten Scoundrals'is crushin' fools. no joke / With styles more fatal than secondhand smoke."

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Everything I write here will be secondhand knowledge to you until you've gone through it yourself. Hopefully I'll be able to help you move closer to that firsthand experience. My inspiration for the title, though, didn't originate from either of those things. Instead, once again, hip hop is the culprit. I was listening to a classic track, Jeru the Damaja's "Come Clean," when I heard it, and that's when I knew. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is cmshin' fools, no joke / With styles more fatal than secondhand smoke." What's a bit ironic (as Alanis would say) is that immed&tely following that line is, "Don't provoke the wrath of this rhyme inventor / Cuz I blow up spots like the World Trade Center." But more fitting, at least for this column, is the end of the song: "Heads up, cuz we droppin' some shit."

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The workplace is usually one of the last places queer people tend to come out. For most, it is more important to first come out to family and friends. For some, being out at work is also seen (wrongly so) as a liability to being promoted and getting along with other staff members. I don't usually feel inhibited about being out to friends and strangers, but I did put some forethought into how and whether to come out at my co-op jobs. At my first co-op, I chose to be subtle. I 'wore my pride necklace, but I'm pretty sure no one saw the significance of the jewellery. In subsequent jobs I didn't come out at all because I never took the opportunity early on, and then it became progressively more awkward to come out later. In hindsight, it would have been much simpler if I had worked it into dialogue right at the beginning of these work terms. To this end, I decided to list my queer volunteer work on my n5sumC for job applications. Now I'll be out to my boss at least. If potential employers are turned off by

my sexuality, then I'll be glad I never got an interview. But if they know that I'm gay, then it's easier to bring it up with others later. My recent co-op was at a high school as a student teacher. The educational setting created an additional complication because staff and students are two distinct groups of "co-workers." I had no problem being out with the staff. Co-workers often ask where I live while on co-op, which is an opportunity to mention that I live with "my partner." It doesn't need to be a big deal. Co-workers often talk about their sigmficant others, and talking about my partner actually helps to develop a better relationship with co-workers. Being out at the start, Steve and I were able to attend staff parties without being so "shocking." Being out with students posed a challenge for me. It doesn't exactly come up in class that I'm gay. I h a y have been in the closet with students, but my sexuality isn't a secret. One need only run a Google search to discover my big-time homo identity on the Internet, thanks mostly to Imprint Onhe. A few students mentioned to me that they looked me up on the Internet. While I advocate being out in all situations, the workplace can be tricky. It's worth it, though, because we spend a lot of time surrounded by co-workers. Not all my attempts to be out at work have been successful but with experience it does get easier and easier to be up-front .about my life outside of the workplace.

Referendum: appeal rejecte'd REFERENDUM, from page 7

Nevermind that in this context, the only relevant difference between the two procedures is that one of them allows for the additional appeal. Iland and Slomka, both members of the Feds board of directors, then remove themselves from all meetings concerning the second appeal because of their involvement with the Waterloo Campaign. So, Iland is too much in conflict to participate in the appeal

decision, but not quite enough to decide whether or not the appeal should be allowed at all? Makes perfect sense to me. The Feds have spent almost as much time resolving the appeals (and appeals of appeals) as they &d preparing the proposal in the first place. I'm proud to support campus improvements, but I don't think the Feds gave us our money's worth with thts referendum.


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Ring Day What regular activity defines us as Canadians?

"Hockey."

"Eating bacon."

Simona Dinu

Raj Narula

4A math and business

1B biotech accounting

"Playing with the beaver."

"Drinking beer."

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Malim lbrahima

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Krizsunta Greco

Rachel DeYoung

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2B physics

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Jamie Munro

Malim lbrahima

Jen Goodwin

3 N history

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"Drinking Molson Canadian."

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Meaningfu1action On 'Iimate change issue seems unlikely after conference Chris Edey IMPRINT STAFF

If you think that it was hot last summer you are c e r t d y not alone. In fact, the last 10 years have been the hottest since meteorologcal records have been kept. George W. Bush aside, there is a consensus amongst scientists and political leaders that globalwa-g is a reahty and that m as httle as 20 years' tune unseasonably warm summers dbe the least of our problems. With this knowledgemmd,leadmg industry experts, health professionals,governmentoffiaals and representatives from non-govemment d orgamzatlons came together m Ottawa in late November for the Canadian Clean Air Policy Conference to discuss the pressmg need to reduce aa pollution in Canada. David Anderson, Canada's minister of the environment opened the conferencewith an addresshighlighting Canadian efforts to reduce pollution thus far and the government's plans for the future. He emphasized the importance of reducing emissions and addressing environmental issues despite the

West's preoccupation with fighting terrorism. That said, he went on to explain howcomplexenvitonmental secunty is and the need for a North Amencan approach to addressingthe issue. Anderson feels that techhology dsolve many of the exlsung problems and he highlighted cleanernaturalgas and, sqrismgly, cleaner methods of burning coal, as examples. Anderson also said that conservation will play . . a large role in Canada's emission reduc~onstrategy, as it is twice as cost effective to reduce energy use rather than to constructnew power plants. How a North Amencan pollution reduction strategy will work with Canada committed to the Kyoto protocol and emphasizing conservation,while the United States has abandoned the treaty and pledged toessentiallybuildanewpowerplant every week for the next 20 years was not explained. When asked about this seeming dichotomy and the Kyoto protocolmgeneral, Anderson replied, "Kyoto d not solve all of ourproblems.ThedevelopingcounBush is tries have to be brought right on that." The implications of our energy

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Greg Macdougall IMPRINT STAFF

The World Trade Center was taken down on September 11. That much is for sure. But start t a h g about who did it, and you might be on shaky ground. Apparently, we are told, there is evidence against the Al-Qaeda terrorismnetwork,includingOsama bin Laden. T o date, the most compelling evidence is a self-incriminating videotape of bin Laden; yet, in an age where movies like Tbehrdojtbe Rcngs can be made, seeing should not necessarily mean believing. There are many troubling questions that surround the September 11 attacks. Given that "U.S. military leaders proposed in 1962 a secret plan to commit terrorist acts against Americans and blame Cuba to create a pretext for invasion and the ouster of Communist leader Fidel Castro" [Baltimore Sun, April 24 20011, the possibility of US. government, mtlitary, intelligence complicity in the attacks should not be discounted. However, we have others who

t d u s not to thinkabout thepossibility. Speakmg to the United Nations general assembly, George Bush said, 'We must speak the truth about terror. Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories concerning the attacks of September the llth, malicious lies that attempt to shift the blame away fromthe terroriststhemselves, away from the guilty." Yet others are not so sure. In the first footnote to his presentation 'Why there is a war in Afghanistan," delivered at a teach-in/forum in Toronto on December 9 and sponsored by Science for Peace, University of Guelph professor John McMurtry stated, 'With any such hypothesis, one looks not only for the evidenceconfirmingit, but more conscientiously, for the evidence disconfirming it. "The evidence conhmung U.S. and allied security awareness of and possible complicity in the 9/11 attackis considerable,but I have found no evidence disconfirming it," he said.

intensive lifestyle and dependence occurred when he said that govemon the personal automobile were r e n t regulation was acting as a barmade clear in a presentation by Dr. rier to new automobile technologies Rick Burnet of Health Canada. He and therefore to reductions in emisestimated that air pollutionin Canada sions. Furthermore, he was clearly results in approximately 1,800 pre- discouraged by Canada's commitmature deaths per year. In addition, ment to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. His claims of enwonmentdadueve~t takes a heavy tolf 0x1the economy in te&s of losj productimty through ment were undermined since msickness a& puts a great deal of provementsinvehlde effruency over *strainon~anadakalreadytaxedpub- the past two decades have been comlic h d t h ca&, system. In the near pletely disregarded with more cars future the effects of global ~~~g bemg dnven. However, technologies unll begin to manifest themselves such as gasohne/electnc hybnd cars with higher rates of desertification, and hydrogen powered cars are fast the loss of agricultural land and the becommg practical and offer great spread of tropical diseases to more potential for reducmg vehicle a s temperate climates. Once confined sions. In Canada, vehicles are responsible to the hot clunate of ~ ~the west ~ ~ t for, approxunately 40 per Nile Virus has begun to establish cent of urban air pouutlon. Officials from the forestry, itselfin Southern Ontario. Theworst aluminum, energy and chemical mis yet to come The conference featured repre- dustnes each made very s d a r pressentatives from some of Canada's entatlons.Nonewere pamcularly exlargest industries.As one might have cited about increased government expected, they spent a great deal of regulaoon as an approach to reductheir time highhghting the gains in mg pollution, but wanted the comenvironmental efficiency that they plicated mess of laws, acts and reguhave achieved in t h w operations lations cleared up. They expressed a over the past decades. Perhaps the desire for governments to regulate m most mteresting presentation was thar favour vnth reduced carbon 4 gven by Blake Smthof Ford Canada. dkoxlde emissions for example, and He began by letttng everyone know to let the market dictate how this d just how important the automobile beaccomphshed.What they certainly do not want is government mtervenindustryistkanada'secon~rn~.or the record, the automobile industry tion and subsidies for favoured comemploys 580,000 Canadians, has an panies, such as Bombardier developannual output of three million vehi- mggovernmentchosentechnologes. W e all the speakers stressedthe cles and accounts for almost 10 per centofCanada'sgrossdornesticprod- importanceof reducingpollutionand the risk of chmate change there was uct(GDn. ~mithkghlt~hted~ord'senviron-a pervading sense of adherence to mental achievements such as awaste the status quo throughout the plans a 15 per cent diversion rate ofover90 improvement per cent in enviand outlinedby seemed willing the participants. to ask the Nobody difficult ronmental efficiency over the past five years.His most contentiouspoint

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Conspiracy: the 9-1 1 attacks CONSPIRACY, from page 13

Let's look at some of the questions that have been raised.

these attacks. Even once they had successfully hijacked the planes, there was still an opportunity for the attacks to have been averted ...

One question that has been raisedis why no military planes were scrambled to intercept any of the planes once it had been determined that hijackings were takmg place. One allegation being made is that orders from h g h up were given to stand down - to not follow the standard procedures for dealing with hijacked aircraft -which would have included sending up aircraft. Particulady troubling is how the third plane that crashed into the Pentagon was allowed to fly unimpeded towards Washington and the Pentagon for a half-hour after the second plane had crashed into the WTC. Questions also exist as to whether Ghost Hawk remote control flying . - technology -. could have been used to take over control of the planes, and as to whether the fourth plane crashed, or was shot down by a mysterious whtte plane (see www.ÂŁl1ght93crash.com).So far,none of the black box recordings have been released.

tion of the WTC collapse], and our hands are tied," said one team member who asked not to be identified. Members have been threatened with dismissal for speakingtothe press. "FEMA is controlling everything," the team member said. (NYTimes, December 25 2001) The editor of Fire Engineering, a 125-yearold monthly firefighting magazine, has called for a "full-throttle, fully resourced" investigation instead of the current "half-baked farce." (NY Daib News, January 4 2002). The National Security Agency has been destroymgevidence sinceSeptember 11."Some Central Intelligence Agency analysts and staff members of the House and Senate intelligence committees fear that important information that could aid in the investigation, and perhaps even redirect it, is being lost in the process." (Washington Globe; October 27 2001). An investigation into insider-trading activities on airline stocks prior to the attacks has led to a bank in Germany with connections to the CIA (www.copvcia.com). A November 6,2001 report on BBC TV's Newsnightdetadedhow some investigationsinto terrorist connectionswere being covered up by US authorities.

Investigations hindered

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The hope would be that the people investigating the events of ~ e ~ t e m b1e 1i would be able to get to the bottom of everything. That may not happen. "This is almost the dream team of engineers in the country working on [the investiga-

One of the first h g any detective does is consider the criminal's motive. The U.S. administration, military or intelligence communityhas enjoyed many benefits since the terrorist attacks. U.S. interests wanted to install an oilpipeline through Afghanistan to access oil reserves in the former Soviet states, said to be potentially the richest reserves in the world. The US. had pre-existingplansto invadeAfghanistanin mid-October, according to former Palustan foreign secretary Niaz Natk. In fact, it would have been nearly impossible to plan for such an invasion in the short time between September 11 and October 7 (according to Stan Gofo. As well, the attacks gave new-found legtimacy to an unelected president and consolidated power in the hands of hts admtnistration and the military and intelligence communities. The huge profits to be made off of the "War on Terrorism" lead back to American interests. Laws have been passed and civil rights stripped away; the people have lost, and the powerful have gained. There is not enough space here to cover all the questions that are left unanswered. Further research can be done online; some sites to visit include www.rense.com, www.counterpunch.org, www.skolnicksreport.com and davesweb.cnhost.com.

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There are many reports that the surprise attacks were not really a surprise to the various US. government agencies-the CIA, the FBI, the d t a r y . The fact that,with all the resources they possess, these agencies were unable to do anything to prevent an attack by people they were already closely monitoring, is as surprising as the attacks themselves. "The governments of at least four countries -Russia, Germany, Israel and Egypt gave Washington specificwarningsof terrorist attacks in theunited States involvingthe use of htjacked airplanes as weapons, in the months leading up to September 11." That from a January 5th article posted on the World Socialist Web site (www.wswj.org). Former US. Special Forces master sergeant Stan Goff, in an essay posted on www.narconews.com, writes, "As a former military person who's been involved in the development of countless operations orders over the years, I can tell you that this was a very sophisticated and costly enterprise that would have left what we call a huge 'signature.' In other words, it would be very hard to effectively conceal. So there's a real question about why there was no warning of this." Yet, despite all that, the terrorists were still able to organize,plan and successfullycarry out

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Face the cold A new North American standard gves a more accurate measure of wind chdl Kourtney Short IMPRINT STAFF

If you woke up one morning and heard a forecast of -35'C with wind chill, would you consider staying home? A survey conducted in 1999 by the Meteorological Service of Canada revealed that Canadians take wind chill seriously -82 per cent of Canadians use wind chdl information to decide how warmly they should dress. Wind chill is a measure of the way people experience cold and wind; therefore it cannot be measured directly. Rather, it is calculated using a mathematical model. Before the introduction in October 2001 ofa North American standard, wind chill was expressed in several different ways. In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, it was commonly expressed as a c o o h g rate, in Alberta as a number of minutes for skin to freeze and elsewherein Canada as an equivalent temperature. The new formula replaced the Siple-Passelequation,which had been in use since the 1940s. The SiplePassel equation is based on experiments conducted by Antarctic explorers Paul Siple and Charles Passel in 1939. Sipleand Passel placed smallplastic cylinders filledwith water outside under differenttemperatureandwind

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Stephen Hawking turns 60

Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford,England 60 years ago this week. To celebrate, he is taking part in a series of public lectures thatwill examine the future of theoretical physics and cosmology. His lecture series is entitled, "60 years in a nutshell." Hawkingwasoriginally diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, at the age of 21. This discovery occured after he had completed a very productive academic career at both Cambridgeand Oxford universities. Since he did not know how much longer he would have to live, Hawking decided to continue on with his life and hope that he would achieve all that he wanted to do. As the disease progressed, Hawking required more and more extensive care. Eventually, his ablltty to speak was lost as a result of a trache-

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conditions and measured the time it would take the water to freeze. Using the results of the relationship between cooling rate and wind, they developed an equationthat gives a wind chill factor in units of watts per metre squared,or energy lost per unit area per unit time. The SiplePassel equationis:wind chdl factor = 0.323 * (18.97 * Vo5- V + 37.62) * (33 -T) whereV is the wind speed in km/h at an altitude of 10 metres and T is the ambient temperature in OC. Because many Canadians had difficulty understanding wind chill factor, the media began reporting wind chill as an equivalent temperature, which was calculated using the following modifiedversionof the SiplePassel equation: equivalent temperature = 33 - (18.97 * V 5- V +

37.62)/(18.97 * VP.5-Vc + 37.62) * (33 - T), where Vr is a person's average waking speed for which values between six and eight km/h were in use. Ideally, people would experience the same cooling on a calm day at the equivalent temperature as they did under the actual weather conditions. The resulting equivalenttemperatures were misleading, giving a value for equivalent temperature that was lower than what people actually experienced. This was caused by the following flawed assumptions. The equation uses the wind speed at a height of 10 metres, the standard height at which anemometers (wind measuring devices) are placed, while the wind experienced by an average person at a height of less than two

metres is significantly lower. The average walking speed was inconsistentlyreported and universally too high. - Also, humans lose heat differently than plastic cylinders of water. In search ofa more realisticmodel, experimentswere conducted in June 2001 at the Defense and Civil Institute of Environmental Medcine in Toronto. This was to determine how quickly the human face loses heat under different wind and temperature conditions. The six male and six female participants completed four 90-minute walks on a treadmill in a refrigerated wind tunnel. The temperature was varied between 10°C, O°C and -lO°C and the wind speed between 2 m/s, 5 m/s and 8 m/s. During one of the walks at 10°C, the participants had

otomy operation. With the help of several foundations, Hawking was fitted with a speech system which allowed hun to communicatehis thoughts andideas. In the past 40 years, those thoughts and ideas have made Hawking one of the most well known and important physicists in the world. He has contributed to many theories includmg Einstein's Theory of Relativity and he has worked towards a Grand Unification Theory which would lit& Einstein's Grand Relativity with Quantum Theory. Hawking's most popular bookwas published in 1988, entitled A Brief H i ~ t o yof Time, in which he took complex theories and cutting edge physics and cosmologyand explained them in terms that common people would understand. Hawking's latest book is entitled The Universe in a Nutshell, a sequel to A Brie-fHiftoy ofTime. In tlus book, Hawking revisits all of the old topics that he discussed and updates them usingdiscoveriesthat have been made since 1988. Stephen Hawking continues to balance family life (he has three children and one grandchild), research into theoretical physics and an extensive programme of travel and public lectures.

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would be elther through a satellite dish or cable All output would be directed through television screens and home stereo systems. Though Mom Digtal is the first to launch one of these demces, there are signs that other compames wdl soon follow. Bdl Gates, Mcrosoft founder, gave a sneak preview of a product in development codenamed 'W to be used w t h the Xbox system.

A new trend in home entertainment may be coming to a house near you. Unveiled this year at the ConsumerElectronics ShowinLasVegas, the Moxi Media Center aims to centraltze all home entertainmentwithin one device. Rather then have many devices stacked around a home, the Media Center will have a personal video

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appropriate to the simulatedweather, but their faces were exposed. Sensors affixed to their faces measured skin temperature and heat loss. While walking, each participant also had a rectal thermometer in place to measure core temperature. Randall OsczevskioftheDCIEM and Maurice Bluestein of the Purdue University in Indiana used the resulting data in developing the wind chdl index, which expresses wind chill as an equivalent temperature.The equation is: wind chdl index = 13.12 + 0.6215 * T - 11.37 * V16+ 0.3965 * T * V".16, where T is the ambient temperature in OC and V is the wind speedinkm/h at 10 metres. Thenew equation continues to use a wind value measured at standardanemometerheigbt, but corrects for the lower wind speed at human height by multiplying by a factor of 2/3. The new wind chdl index represents a dramatic improvement over past measures of wind chill. Currently underway is the idea to develop a model that includes the warming effect of solar radation on the wind chill index. For moreinformation,pleasevisit theEnvironment Canada Web site at www.msc-smc.ec.gc.ca/windchill/.

Eyes bring a whole new perspective

Scientists in Japan have created the first artificial eye, out of stem cells. The eye tissue was implanted in tadpoles and has not yet been rejected. Makoto Asashima, professor at Tokyo, has been in charge of the research. The process of creating an artificial eye involves collectingstem cells from embryonic frog cells. By altering the retitoic acid in the stem cells, the cells are triggered to develop differently. A high concentration develops ear cells and a lower concentratiofi triggers eye cell development. After being treated with the retitoic acid, the cells were then implantedinto tadpoleswho previously had one eye removed. Later examinationhas shownthat the cells have been connected to the optic nerve and that the eye is operatingnormally. Since thecells are stem cells rather than cells from a fully developed organism, there has been no rejection of the new eye. It is thought that eventually this process can be used for humans who have impaired vision.


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Lose weight the smart way Services on campus can help you lose those pounds, and keep your sanity Janice Jim IMPRINT STAFF

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It's that tune of the year agam when new year's resoluuons are made and broken One resolution that's often at the top of a person's hst is to lose weight People employ a vanety of methods to achieve this goal They range from fad diets,expensiveequip ment and dangerous supplements If you want to improve your health, you must change your diet and exercise Sorry to disappomt you, but there is no magcal quick fix A diet of nce cakes and grapefnut won't help you In order to mprove your health, commitment and a changem yourhfestyle arenecessaq Balancing a healthy hfestyle w t h a busy school schedule may seem dauntmg, but there aremany services on campus that can help Lmda Barton, a registered dieauan,works regularly with students to improve theu health. You mtght remember her from Frosh week, when she handed out power shakes next to the Health Semces buildmg

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1 . Nevergo bungy. It is important that younever feel hungry. Youmust learn to eat differently,not less.When youdon't eat enough,it justleads you to overeat later. 2. Try to mod3 your meal pattenas. Linda recommends eating five to six smaller meals during the day, instead of the traditional three meals a day. This is difficult, but possible. When you eat smaller meals every three to four hours, it keeps your energy levels up and you won't feel hungry. 3. Eat enoughpmtkn. Students.often do not consume enough protein. Try to indude some protein at each meal. Meat is not the only source of

Some hints t o be healthy: -Cut down on the consurnption of soft drinks, juice and alcohol. These drinks contain a lot of sugar and increases your daily caloric intake. Try switching to a diet soda or tea. -Cut down on the consumption of snack foods. They often contain a lot of sugar and fat. Instead, add healthier snacks like fruit, yogurt or even a small bowl of cereal to your diet instead. -Watch your portion sizes.

protein. Dauy products ldse yogurt and cottage cheese, soy products and peanut butter are allgood sources of protein. To obtain more detailed nutritionalinfonnation,visit Health Services. Health Services has a board posted with pamphlets that contain excellent information on health eating. Your best bets are the Canadian Food Gurde, pubhshed by Health Canada, and Nutntzon Works!,a guide specially designed for UW students. Both of these guides are available for free from Health S e ~ c e s . Barton had other helpful tips for students. It 1s unportant to set a reahsuc goal. She advises clients not to set a number goal. The amount of weight you want to lose might not be realistic for your body. Instead of aiming for a number, aim to improve your lifestyle. If you really need a number, a healthy amount ofweight to lose is about one pound per week. You should be losing weight slowly and gradually. If lose weight faster than that, the chances are that you arelosingwaterweight and muscle mass, which is actually harmful to your body If you need more detailed advice, ~ e a l t Services h offers 20 minute appointhents with the nutrition nurse for counselling.These appointments are free for UW students. Sheila Wdsonis the UW nutrition nurse. At appointments, students usually bring a food diary, a detailed account of their fodd intake. The nurse will discuss your eating habits with you and answerany diet related questionsyou have. If necessary she will also refer you to a dietitian. Health Services runs seminarsand nutrition displays on campus during the school year. Keep your eye put for these. , Eating well is only half of +he program. Exercise is the other half. -

The amount you eat at a meal may be much larger than the suggested portion size. One serving of meat is 2-3 ounces. One cup of pasta or rice is equivalent to 2 servings of grain products. -Eat your fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are packed with vitamins, antioxidants, fiber and lots of other good stuff. -Incorporateph ysical activity intc your daily routine. Go for a walk during the day. Try walking to school instead of driving. Take the stairs instead of an elevator.

Feel the burn: after class the PAC is packed. Physlcal acuvlty can reduce stress, mcrease energylevels and strengthen your body. UW has excellent resources to help you get mto shape. Rebecca m t e , the fitness and aquaucs h e c t o r at the athleuc department, had lots of helpful mformation for students.

White's top three fitness tips for students 1 . Pick somethingyou enjoy.Look in the Campus Rec guide hook and look for activities that interest you. Many activities are offered on campus, ranging from aerobics and martial arts to Tai Chi. You are more likely to continue an activity if you enjoy it. 2. Be realisic. You can't jump right into a 30 minutes F& day, five days a week schedule. Start out with something manageable, like a 20 minute walk everyday. Slowly increase the amount you exerciseand try to incorporate exerciseinto your daily schedule. Twenty minutes a day might not sound like much, but it adds up. 3. Find a buddy. Campus Rec runs an electronicbuddy board. They will match you up with someone for any activity. You might enjoy exercise more if you have a buddy, and you can motivate each other. If you've never been to the Physical Activities Complex, Campus Rec offers a free conditioning room orientation. A staff member will take 'you around the room and show you how to use the different exercise equipment and weights. If you are a beginner and feel intimidated by the equipment, this is great. Campus Rec also offers personal fitness assessments for a small fee. A trainer d assess you, no matter what your fitness level is, and create a training program for you. The

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Kendo comes to UW Melissa Graham SPECIAL TO IMPRINT

Name a sport where you carry score pomts forhittmgcertam targets,cany a big suck and must mamtatn proper posture and balance? If you named Kendo you would be correct Kendo means theway ofthe sword It developed from the old sword schools of Japan and uses a bamboo sword Pomts are awarded for hits to one of eight target areas mcludmg the top and two sides of the head, the wnsts, both sides ofthechest and the throat. In order to score a pomt the player must maintam proper posture and balance whde cahngthe name of the pomt he or she is about to hit. The player's form both before and after

making the hit must be controlled and on target to be accepted. Canada has a strong Kendo national team havingconsistently placed in the top three at the world championships, a place we held onto at the last world championships held in Santa Clara California in March of 2000. According to Takuro Nishiwaki, president of the UW Kendo club, UW has a long history of excellence in this sport. The founder of the club, Taro Ariga, has represented Canada five times at the world championships, Chiharu Hao has been a past member of the Canadian Women's Kendo team and Kazuyoshi Hao her bother, who is See KENDO, page 17


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TRACK AND FIELD Jan. 11 at Toronto Open MEN'S VOLLEYBALL Jan. 9 vs. Guelph, 8 p.m. Jan. 12 at Windsor, 3 p.m. Jan. 13 at Windsor, 3 p.m. WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL Jan. 9 vs. Guelph, 6 p.m. Jan. 12 at Windsor, 1 p.m.

Kendo: the way of the sword hold in esteem human courtesyand honor. to associatewithothers with sincerity, and to forever pursue the also a UW student d represent Canada at an International Univer- cultivation of oneself. This will alsity Kendo competition in Japan this low one to love his country and summer. societv, to contribute tothedeAccording "We usually have bevelopment of to Nishiwaki, tween 30 and 50 beginculture, and to "Weusually have ners each term and have promote peace between 30 and and p- r o s-p e r i,~ 50 b e ~ i n n e r s between 10 and 20 adeach and vanced members." among all peoples." have between 10 and 20 advanced -UW Kendo Club The Kendo members." The Canacelebrating its &an Kendo Fed15th annivcrsarp cration's web site states that "The this year and to celebrate they wiU purpose of practising Kendo is: To be hosting an Anniversary Toumamoldthem&d and body, to cultivate ment and Goodwill Practice this avigorous spirit, and through correct summer on July 27-28. and rigid training, to strive for improvement in the art of Kendo, to rngraharn@imprint.uwaterloo.ca KENDO, from page 16

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This past weekend at the University of Guelph priority assessment competition, two UW lifeguard teams placed fifth and ninth, respectively.The second annual competition held by Guelph, brought together teams organized around various university and city pools. Priority assessment is a competition in which lifeguards must assess the needs ofvictims and decidewho to save in what order. Despite the fact that priority assessment was removed from official competitions, it has remained a favourite among competitors. The events featured this year included beach assessment, where most of the'deck was off limits, and dry asssessment, where the bodies of the simulated injured were piled together. Finally, the remaining events were two regular pool-based competi-

Team members Warren Brown and Stephanie Zamperin tions and the head-to-head competition, where two teams vied for the same victims. AfterhosthgtheOktoberfestlifeguard competition, Guelph marked the beginning of the season for the

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Exc~tingenviro-art extravaganza David Barsam IMPRINT STAFF

This week, entithd, an environmental art exhibition, opened at East Campus Hall Gallery I. The show is a two-man exhibition featuringworks by Brampton native Dave Hind, and Simon Frank from Hamilton. Also part of the show is a collec-. tion of lectures and performance pieces by the artists, centred around their artwork. By inviting the public to watch, Frank wants to ritualize the process and to connect his work to ancient humanist traditions such as the "Navajo sand painting" or the "Tibetan Buddhist mandalas" - the ritualtst event of creating an image through the of dyed marble or semi-preciousgems. This Tibetan through days and practice sometimes weeks. Through the act of observing, or creating, such as painting, Tibetan monks seek to journey towards enlightenment. Although Frank isn't promis enlightenment to those who visit gallery, his process of creation destruction follows a similar theme. "It's interesting in including everyone as participants in the work rather than just as straight audience,' Frank comments.

Dave Hind's piece, View from Hwy 108, is a wall installation comprised of 88 drums made of pine and deer hide from the trap line in Eliott Lake. Each drum head is individually painted and will form a massive landscape painting.

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Simon Frank's piece, Sketch fo on the gallery floor. His medium is oaksawdust and shavings waste. When the exhibit opened, Frank welcomed the public to witness the tree's creation, and he will do the same to promote its destruction on February 7.

Frank's construction Monday January 7 and Tuesday, January 8 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery artists' talks Thursday, January 17,1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Room 1219, ECH Hind's performance Thursday, January 25,5 to 7p.m., Gallery Frank's destruction Friday, February 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Gallery East Campus Hall Gallery Tel. 519-888-4567, ext 3575 Gallery hours: Tues./Wed./Fri. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Thurs. 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.


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Anyone who asks Punam Ahuja about her ambitions in music will likely hear the young singer say, "I wanna be a superstar!" Ahuja is a fourth-year University of Waterloo student who is slowly gaining acclaim as a singer at open stages in K-W. She has been singing since she was a child and started taking voice lessons at the age of 14. At this time she also tooklessons for the traditional Indian instru-

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mic night. The second thing I ever played was the St. Paul's Coffee House, and that's where I met Matt Osbome." A fated meeting. When it turned out that Ahuja had forgotten her capo, Osbome kindly ran backstage to get her one. Ahuja ran into Osborne at Bomber open mic nights many times after that. In the summer of 2000, Osbome called up Ahuja and asked her to perform at Wood Sounds, a showcase of local talent that takes place at the K-W bttle Theatre. She recalls, "Mattwas always really, really nice to me and made me feel that I wasn't as bad as I thought I was when I played guitar. We would jam together, and he taught me what real jamming is. And we'd sing "Fever" together, which has become a tradition.I think I've done 'Fever' with him a dozen times now!" Osbome on guitar play-

mg the bass line and a few frills; Ahuja on the microphone with a feather boa and a diva attitude. On Saturday, January 12, Ahuja v d be rejoining Osbome for Wood Sounds 2002. Those in attendance willhave the opportunity to seeAhuja do a half hour's worth of original material and, of course, the requisite "Feve? performance featuringMatt Osbome. It is during this number that auhence members will get a true sense that Ahuja is, at heart, a performer. Although she plays harmonium, tablas, acoustic and electric guitar, and some electricbass and keyboards, Ahuja says, "I'm a singer. I can't call myself a musician. I can't see myself writing and producing music, but put me on a stage and I can put on a show for you!"

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Boxer Muhammad Ah is probably one of the most chansmatic and mterestmg figures of the 20th cen tury Ah is a strong role model to people everywhere. It is disappointmg, then, that when a big name bioPIC was finally made of the champ's hfe, it is such a mess mchaelMann's overlongand selfunportant & covers perhaps the 10 most fascmatmgy&rs in Ah's hfe, includmg h s transformatton from Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ah, his relentless objecaon to the Vietnam war, his numerous love affairs, and his histonc "Rumble m the Jungle" boxmg match m which Don King staged a championshp fightbetween Ah and George Foremanm Zaue. hfichael Mann, the man behind the taught and well-constructed & The Inszder, is desperately m need of a good editor There is a lot of footage m Alr that serves no purpose For example, a tedious sequence features Ah m Afnca for the "Rumble m the Jungle." On his mormng jog, Ah witnesses the tremendous poverty of the people of Z a , w h i c h could have easily been set up in a five mtnute scene. However, this sequence drags on long after the pomt

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experienced first hand is now history, but it was also exciting to relive all of these things and dlg through my own collection to find some items that are now artifacts. The great h g about ha;dcore, which is much easier to see in hindsight, is the complete absence of any commercial interest. As Blush repeatedly states, nobody got into this music to make money, and if they did, they were dsappointed. All of these bands toured with no money, released records with their own money in lunited quantities, and played because they believed in it and loved it. I must have seen Vancouver's DOA 10 times during the period of this book, and they always played a ferocious show for two or three bucks, lived in theit van, and had a Iocal band open for them. You could always talk with them and they were truly interested in anything they could do to promote a local scene. Although there were bands that were more violent, political or plain bizarre, there was always the feeling that we were in this together and that it was the music that mattered. Reading about this happening across North America,

it struck me how different this movement was from current music scenes in which getting signed by the major labels and going platinum is the sole motivation. It all seemed like a lot of idealism at the time, but in retrospect, the idea that the music business was the enemy seems to have been accurate (judging by the popularity of boy bands, S-Club 7 and all of the other cash cows on MuchMusic). It's interesting that a lot of the people involved in hardcore have gone on to do significant things after loud, fast and short songwriting wore out its novelty (usually after about two releases). Steve Albini, Mohy, Henry Rollins, Thurston Moore, the Forced Exposure guys, Duff McKagan, Bob Mould and many others continued to be creative wlth varying amounts of sacrificed ideals, and some kept the music going or adapted it. It was a very pure, idealistic movement and it's fun to return to it after a time and appreciate what it was. I've been inspired to begin to feature some of this on my radio show, every other Friday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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of cattle. Also "Tribute to Wilf Carter" - who was a genius of one infinitely popular Canadian pastime - "punching cows and breakin' horses" as Dr. Stompin' Tom so eloquently put it. My favourite song on this album is "Horse Called Farmer." It's a gripping tale about a horse who was born with a letter "F" on hrs forehead. I thought the horse should have been called "Fucker," but I guess that doesn't really matter. Anyway the horse liked to run through the fields with the kids all year long. T h ~ sstory took place on an island, and in the winter Farmer could take people in sleds across the ice to other islands. One night his owner lost Farmer in a game of cards. Farmer was stuck on a shitty farm with sh~ttyhay and it was cold. One day he smelled his old home and, being the trooper that he was, swam all the way back to his island, where they all lived happily ever after.

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Room for rent as of January 2002. For a quiet individual in a quiet detached house near both universities. Parking and all amenities. Please call 725-5348. Larne room for rent with four other g~rls,close to unlverslty. Avadable January 1 to August 30, 2002. Eght month lease - $325/month plus uuhues. Call (416) 491-1370 for appomtment. Large, top floor, furn~shedbedroom at 511 Albert Street. Share mternet, satelh e , laundry w t h three other students. Across from plaza. $375+lmonth. Contact Sheetal (416) 492-3155 or (519) 880-0737. Two - five bedroom apartments m recently constructed duplex. Two four plece bathrooms In each unlt, laundry fac~ht~es w ~ t hdryer at no extra cost, two fridges per unlt, extra large k~tchen, d m n g and hvmg room, ample parktng, close to both unlversltles. Utllttles extra. Lease September 1,2002 to August 30, 2003. $345/student/month, mlnlmum five students. For appomtment call (416) 491-1370orcellphone (416) 700-9840. One - hve bedroom house. Extra large ltv~ngroom and lutchen, very large bedrooms, one complete bathroom and one two plece bathroom, laundry room w t h dryer at no extra cost, ample parkmg, close to both unlversltles. U t ~ l ~ textra. ~es Lease September 1,2002 to August 30, 2003. $345/student/month. For appomtment call (416) 491-1370 or cell phone (416) 700-9840. One - four bedroom mam floor apartment. Newly carpeted, two fr~dgesand new stove, ensulte w t h dryer at no extra mcluded. cost, ample parkmg. Utll~t~es Lease May 1, 2002 to Aprtl 30, 2003. $380lstudent/month, m~nimumfour students. For appomtment call (416) 4911370 or cell phone (416) 300-9840. One - three bedroom apartment. Newly carpeted, new wmdows, enslute w t h dryer at no extra charge, ample parkmg. Uttl~ttesmcluded. Lease May 1,2002 to Aprtl 30, 2003, muumum three students. $330/student/month. For appomtment call (416) 491-1370 or cell phone (416) 700-9840. One bachelor apartment. Kttchen bed satlng, ensulte bathroom, ample parktng, close to both unlverslues. U t ~ l ~ t ~ e s ~ncluded.Smte one student $475/month. Lease May 1, 2002 to Aprd 30, 2003. For appomtment call (416) 491-1370 or cell phone (416) 700-9840. -

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