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Conestoga College, Kitchener 30th Year

— No. 30

September

Sound changes

1998

program

for the radio

ROXY takes

Foxy

14,

over airwaves

By Dee Bettencourt

her newly launched

calls

show

“Lee’s Lunchbox”.

Conestoga College’s broadcasting program co-ordinator Mike

Thumell tell

who

are

-

says,

“You can always making

all

the noise.”

He’s right. The radio rooms that produce ROXY, the recently changed umbrella name for stations

CRKZ

and

CCMX,

are fre-

quently pulsing with conversation, laughter,

This

Students take a shot making the team during the final night men’s Condor

hockey team try-outs. Page 3

movement and music.

self-professed

\

sports

clean-cut,

of guy,

who

two earrings because

“it is

white-bread

kind

only die top 30 are accepted. looks for positive attitudes and “winners” with energetic creative ally,

streaks.

students, predominately in

Besides accepting excellent students with a penchant for selfexpression,

The men’s and women’s soccer teams are in the midst of recruiting players. Page 6

Thumell

says

the

program itself keeps evolving and improving to keep up with commercial demands placed on its

alumni.

New

says

“is

Broadcast, radio and television (BRT)co-ordinator Mike Thurnell (centre in back row) is surrounded by second-year BRT students. First row from left to right are Trisha Owens, Johnny Staub, Laura Kerr and Patty Stokes. On the back row from left to right are students Jarrett Goldman, Mike Thurnell, Tim Good and Sandra Orton. Photo by Dee Bettencourt

really

a

development

because so much of our industry’s big openings are in the sales of air time, commercials and ad packages.”

The co-ordinator of nearly

three

GODZILLA!

has gained hands-on experience in a variety of posi-

on various radio

tions

stations,

says

new

course

presentations

is

called

effective

also being offered.

This course involves standing in front of an audience and

making

and presentations utilizing multi-media concepts such as computer graphics, audio clips and overheads. Journalism teacher Dick Scott is speeches

By Sarah Thomson

1

4 feet screen,

hill

Latin

Mix USA. Page 7

at the

outside of the Roost.

The

1

12 people.

The monster flick was

part of the

Doon

Student Association’s

Week

of Welcome, and was followed by a

camp The

movie was $3

for

and $6 for nonstudents. The price of admission included a 600 ml Coke, coupons for McDonalds, Blockbuster Video, and free all-you-can-eat students

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:

COMMENTARY Page 4

popcorn.

Crowds of people

sat in groups movie; one group sat on a couch, another on an inflatable seat, while many sat on lawn-

to enjoy the

Baseball legend Mark

McGwire

achieves immortality

writing

BRT students.

course to

read

it.

“We have

do

to

more

stuff

applicable to our college and our

Another addition

to the

program news

the third-year, student-run

program and variety show,

to

be

aired for a half-hour each Friday at

noon, starting Sept.

chairs or blankets.

Thurnell despite

1 1

musically-intensive

order to pool

ROXY,

are designated

cast,

is

the host

manager, although this could not be confirmed. “There was a lot of talk about the movie, and I hope it draws more people to the camp out following; the movie night

is

a really

cool idea,” said Stokes, a second-

“We know students don’t have so we try to make events

money

cheap and fun little

to

meet people

in

while,” Stokes said.

In terms of numbers, Godzilla

was

also

successful.

Becky

Boertien, director of student

was

life,

pretty

good

because there were 60 to 70

tick-

said the turnout

ets sold last year.

Another outdoor movie might be shown

Earlier

to

form a

some news services. morning newscasts began

in the spring.

See Radio on Page 5

and

entertainment

Stokes,

the first

He hopes

strong relationship with Spoke in

news program. Lisa

this

(Lee) Dobbs, 25,

Patty

format cur-

employed by ROXY, “We really treat the campus as our community and must try to keep enough spoken word content in rently

CCMX,

or

that

adult-contemporary,

our programs.”

to simultaneously carry, or simul-

saying

agrees,

the

Both Conestoga College studentrun radio stations CRKZ and

year broadcasting student.

out.

cost of the

new media

It was estimated that there were more pre-sales than last year, said

bottom of the

event was attended by

J

also teaching a

is

The outdoor movie Godzilla was shown on Sept. 3 on a 10 foot by

Catch Judy Sankar’s review on a feast of Latin music released by Columbia called

“We want Spoke to be a tease and give our listeners just the hook,” says Dobbs. Fellow third-year student Jeremy Gull, 25, says, “We needed to have a change in focus. Last year our news was on a more national level - we tore it off the news wire and

listeners.”

who

years,

a

term is a broadcast sales course that Thumell to this fall

for arts

explanations of breaking stories that students can expect to read in each Monday’s weekly paper.

He

graduation, Thumell says.

and graphic

Spoke journalists will participate Lee’s Lunchbox by giving brief

Forty-year-old Thumell says out of the 500 people who apply annu-

seem to explode with enthusiasm and have no problem maintaining the average 85 per cent placement rate following

BRT

in

(BRT) program.

BRT

it

and design, are eager to see grow over the next few years.

and television

their 20s,

Communication Studies

for

journalism,

probably less painful than tattoos make a statement”, is a former 1979 graduate of Conestoga’s radio

-

just

John, vice-president of the Centre

to

broadcast,

to be the brainchild

plopped in my lap,” says Dobbs. “I’ll have interviews, if I can grab them, and guests. Much of it will be pre-produced, especially information from the DSA, entertainment, horoscopes and features from Spoke.” The Spoke newspaper crossover is a new development for both the journalism and BRT programs and one which Thumell and Pat St.

the broadcasting students

they’re the ones

had

“I

was

Earlier that afternoon, before the

movie bled

campers assem-

started, the

at

4:30 p.m. to pitch tents

near the tennis courts. After tents

were pitched, campers took part in a hot dog and hamburger barbeplayed Twister and cue, basketball.

Only three people had showed up at 4:30 p.m. for pitching tents, and the barbecue, said Tara Llanes,

education

co-ordinator.

Jenn Hussey, vice-president of operations, said 25 people had signed up and confirmed to the

camp

By

out.

camp out had ended, 18 or 19 people stayed the time the

overnight,

said

Llanes.

The

majority were first-year students. After staying up for

most of the

at the

camp

fire

night, students

trudged. off to 8:30 a.m. classes.


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— SPOKE, Sept.

14,

1998

World record holder coming

Doon

to

Memory to teach

Mr.

techniques, which are aids used in

By Jaime Clark

helping people remember facts.

Most students have experienced the anxiety that comes when dealing with the pressure of exams and projects.

found some wonderful ways to do things,” he said. He does admit, however, these methods were impractical and “I

simple way to avoid this stress and to focus better on the task at hand.

hard to teach so he developed those techniques into his own style that can trap the mind’s ability to

A world record holder has found a

focus.

Few

realize there is a fast

way

make

to

studying

and

and

easy and fun. Dave Farrow will be holding a memory workshop at Conestoga College learning

starting Sept.

Oct.

1

and

29 and continuing

14.

While attending high school at Eastwood Collegiate in Kitchener, Farrow, 23, realized he needed a talent for memory and decided to

memory

some

research

What caught

techniques.

his eye

were ancient Greek mnemonic

Centre _

After

tuning

fine

changes

necessary to create the Centre for

appointment

,

The

Studies.

made by

are incredibly fun and

Dave Farrow, world record holder for memory.

other students and teachers.

Students can learn to develop a study system in sections in as little as five minutes, he said. “It

advanced

most

the

is

technique of its kind,” he said. At the age of 21 , Farrow made it into the Guinness Book of World

He

Records.

currently holds the

world’s greatest

record for the

just say I started early.”

Farrow said learning mnemonic techniques through his workshops isn’t all work and no play. “Usually the workshops are incredibly fun and funny.” His sessions also seem to be working. Farrow gave an example of one student

own

his

I

who

workshop and used

to teach his technique to

began

,

Brian Provini has been appointed

Communication

“Usually the workshops

learning skills, he

memory and

relations

the

of cards and reciting them in order, without a mistake, for eight hours.

funny.”

may

involve setting up :

newsletters, designing logos and

co-ordinate

memory, which he achieved by memorizing the order of 52 decks

workshop

Pat St.

businesses.

university’s Federation of Students

arranging broadcast ads. “What we are looking to

see

the

if

is

integrate the areas

the

can and be

i

programs.

now is some way to we do have, so at

take

students

f A/-trr>n ire electronics, broadcasting, graphic design, and various native

ing

able

better to

do

Beyond print

the areas of broadcast,

and graphics, Provini said he

nnp one interviewed was able to any dates about' when things may happen for the centre. Provini said he has just begun to access the programs and courses currently at

No

offer

thinks the college should consider

the college.

what other careers areas might into communications as well.

“We’re moving slowly on this. There is no tight timetable, but we want to move into some new

fall

the possibly amalgamate journalism, broadcast journalism and graphic arts programs.

be thinking of things like corporate relations, public

areas,” said Martin.

familiar with various areas.”

communications, advertising, and

are

break away from

the rigidity of print journalism,

broadcasting, and graphics. There

new opportunities there in the new media area, sales, and a variety of new occupations,” said are

Joe Martin, dean of applied arts

and communications. said

and

commonly skills.

employment

in

communications

involves a variety of

For example, work

we figured a lot of other people would be interested too,”

with memory and learning skills and also corporate training for

vice-president of education, said

in public

said

multitasking,”

Provini.

“I think the college

should

at

Program ideas

for the

new

centre

studies student, and

support department. Llanes said

she said.

say I’m young but

students

most of the DSA were interested in signing up for the workshop. “Our council was so interested in

ond term. Farrow taught a workshop at the University of Waterloo in early the Stewart, Robin July.

“Some people

40

came highly recommended by Duane Shadd from the academic

ness, Wizardtech. Wizardtech

is

to

education coordinator of the Doon Student Association, said she decided to contact Farrow after he

joining,

least

Provini

management

term but had some trouble with material covered in the sec-

geared towards helping students

35

attended the workshop. third-year a Llanes, Tara

first

“People should be able to work across a number of areas, or be

print

media

between

organizes Farrow At 23, workshops through his own busi-

advantage

to

memory

techniques with material covered in her first term, but not her second. When- exam time came, student the said Farrow remembered everything from her

John, vice president of the centre, is part of an effort to organize and

“We want

attended his the

response to the six-week session! was positive. He estimated that

who wish to participate Farrow’s three-day workshop

Students in

can sign up in the DSA office. Costs are $15 for Doon students and $40 for non-students.

step closer Communication Studies another Nn

for

by Jason Gennings

to

learning

to reality

area.

He to

said the challenge

make

would be

sure the students have a

broad base of communications education, and still be specialized enough to be employable.

made efforts said Martin concerning the centre would be guided by a mandated advisory committee drawn from members of the public and appointed by the

loaned to the After being ministry of education for three

the

writing.”

students taking a basis in the vari-

board of governors. “All programs have advisory committees and our committees

back at Conestoga and drawing on what he learned. Provini said he was the writer editor for the program quality unit in the colleges branch of the

Another area the new centre may involve is new media, internet website and communications

ous areas of communication and

will be helping us actively in this

then specializing into a specific

area,” said Martin.

years,

ministry.

Provini

One

is

of his responsibili-

was to assist in the development of program standards for a

ties

large selection of

programs includ-

whole

area

of

technical

still

sketchy, but Provini said

one possible scenario

would have

design.

“Down the road holographs and holograms may be considered new media, and these will be used for communication. How and where does that fit in for journalism and graphic design?” said Provini.

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SPOKE,

International student enjoying He

By Jacqueline Smith

Conestoga program

he

said

When

Conestoga College’s

materials

manage-

culture

much

the best in the world,

be

to

to

different

he came

Canada

in

according to one of the 45 international

from

Larry 1996, Rechsteiner,

students currently enrolled at the college.

Botswana’s.

director of the

is

Dube

Bongani

taking

is

Doon cam-

three-year course at Conestoga’s

pus.He

“Back home,

the

the people

sponsored by DeBeers Botswana

is

Diamond

Company

Mining

and

others

completing his final year in the program. “There is a materials management program in neighbouring South Africa and also

“But

Dube

said.

Dube

said Conestoga

a

is

good place to two years all

“I did not expect

knew

I

the mles and regulations for students

and did not expect anything that was not in student procedure guide,” said the

This

from.

all

Motswana

In

Dube

native.

1 996, was given the opportuby DeBeers, where he works as an

in the country,

education office

dents from

very helpful.

over the globe.

and

“There

gram. “There

I’d

fact,

say

I

of

help

get a lot

from

student advi-

Bongani Dube, a third-year materials management student, says Conestoga College has a great program compared to those in the UK and

lege

his native Africa.

said.

stuff like registering

company

Dube

teachers

Upcoming events

the lounge.

The

featured performer

is

hyp-

Tony Lee who, in the words of promotions assistant Bryan Bambrick, “makes you do funny and perverted things.”

notist

Babrick said he heard a lot of good things about Lee’s past performances and that a lot of his shows have been sold out. “People love it,” he said. The dinner is being held in the lounge and will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The

DSA

is

planning to have

spaghetti all-you-can-eat dinner catered by Beaver Foods. The show is scheduled to start at

an

DSA

has

a

policy,

must

Yearly requirements for a DSA club to remain in good club standing include a written report done after events that will

executive’s

the

last

show

in

“I think

we

sold three (tickets)

Beginning

week

Murphy

Sept

in

a

friendly,

“They give Canadian students the opporto communicate and work with people from various regions of the world.”

who can

no centre red line in the The red line is common in both the NHL and major junior hockey. This is done to open up the neutral zone and increase the pace of the game. This means that Conestoga needs There

is

fast skaters to

begin with but the

combined

problem of speed

tryouts that night, only five or six

with the size of the ice surface. Conestoga’s ice is bigger than an NHL rink and only four feet

his first year as

shorter

than

is

an

also

Olympic

hockey sheet. “We need guys who can

who

size

fly

season of play he can only dress 24, but will probably carry 20 skaters and two goalies. The size of the team depends on the level of cornrriitrnerit and the talent pool. Galemo, on the first night of tryouts wasn’t out to cut anyone,

“We

will see

how many

At 45, Galemo brings experience both as a player and as a coach. He played Junior A hockey Windsor Spitfires. the with

to the ice

Galemo found that being fly

and

cut them-

selves.”

six inches

five feet,

and 160 pounds made

A level pretty

advantage of that space,” in Spoke on

playing in the Junior

whether they are a first-year player

Galemo was quoted

tough so he opened up some of the

or not,” he said.

Aug.

4.

satellite

The biggest failing of last year’s team was a lack of speed, according to an Aug. 4, Spoke article.

asked about the turnout of players, Galemo said he was hop-

Schools. He coached in Sudbury for 13 years at their Huron Hockey

ing for more. During the regular

School.

take

When

schools for Huron

Hockey

fctglll®

signatures

during

sign-ups

.7

DSA

their way.

“We can just go over things with them and basically send them on their way,” Menage said.

14,

news, Becky In other Boertien, director of student life,

clubs

community

various

agencies

will

be coming

Conestoga College

to

to

recruit

where

be will students encouraged to join clubs of their

volunteers; they will be at the college Sept. 30 between 11:30

choice.

a.m. and 1:30

Clubs week runs until Sept. 19 and students can sign up

a good opportunity for students to get involved in their communities,” she said.

10:30

leam

students

were met and recommendations for future events of that nature, said Menage. ^ 10 receive who Clubs

said

said.

kicks off in the lounge

between

may be

countries.

DSA

tFebruary didn’t do well. or something,”

“The

own

of Conestoga turnout College students, the goals that

lowing week to help them get on

attempt at a dinner

or unavailable in their

the

students.

since

full

include the purpose of the event,

qualify as a club and the will contact those people the fol-

Murphy, the DSA president, is hoping for a large turnout for this performance

to enrol in

excellent academic programs that

students.

7:30 and tickets are $10 for Doon students and $12 for nonKristin

“The students get the chance also have

tunity

coach of the Condors, “Everyone will have to earn their spot

have an elected officer, a staff advisor and must be open to all

winners when Conestoga

attend

Over the years, international visa students have come from Bermuda, Botswana, Cayman Islands, China, Germany, Ghana,

are returning players.

of operations, the clubs manager and the director of student life.

students

College,” Reichester said.

for the tryouts

is

many

are

are experts in their fields,” he said.

talent,

Since this

confirm their acceptance

increase of 14.

on Sept. 9, according to Condor coach Ken Galemo. Of the players who showed up for

student affairs, the vice-presdent

Doon

very

to

supportive environment with faculty

with determination, skill 41 Condor hockey hopefuls took to the ice on Sept. 8, of nine nights of in the first tryouts ending Sept. 24. Five more players are expected

reviewing

also said clubs

also

used

international

In September 1997, there were 31 interna-

Armed

committee which includes the president, the vice-president of

Menage

are

and

new club policy. She said that in the new

said.

is

to reserve a place in their selected pro-

college game.

During the DSA meeting, Ellen assistant promotions Menage briefly went over the

the

he

money

tional students. This year there are 45, an

By Sarah Thomson

2:30 p.m.

their weekly meeting in the Sanctuary’s The Other Room. The DSA has planned a dinner show to be held on Sept. 28 in

educa-

Wanted: Condors

focus of Sept. 8 DSA meeting

Association agenda on Sept. 8 at

you

or if

United States and you have will help you with the

said his

a col-

representatives in other countries,”

said.

procedures to get one,”

Dube

all

website,

visit

“We

she

visa,

is

tional fairs,”

(Photo by Jacqueline Smith)

Karen

“Karen takes care of

given him.

we

stu-

The

a non-refundable deposit of $500.

recruits

no

“X-rated” hypnotist, clubs week and a volunteer fair were all items on the Doon Student

International students are also required to

pay

international

to the

An

Incidental fees include student activity, health insurance coverage, identification

accommodation, food and transportation.

need to go

Clark

said

said the college

years.

By Jaime

responsible for

the

us with the insurance

Canada and he is Conestoga has

is

incidental fees.

finds

Vanderkurk,” he

said he likes

own

he

and will then return to Botswana. Once home, his space at DeBeers is certain for at least three

for the experience

In addition, each student their

card, technology fee, the cost of textbooks,

sor

Dube

when arrive

first

for

year.

Rechsteiner

al

happy

students

they

one academic

Rechsteiner.

the internation-

will be graduating in April,

international

of

nity

Dube

community and the college. They pay the tuition fee, about $9,215,

for

said

Africa prior to artisan.

done

Dube

“In

Dube, who had never travelled outside of

is

Financially, international students benefit the

this,

the

29-year-old

the

at

airport.

where you are

Because

Dube.

any special treatment.

of

said.

of his expectations have been fulfilled. “All students are treated equally. The same rules apply to everyone,” said

him up

regardless

himself,”

that during the past

picked

office,

out

Canada, it is every man for

offered here at Conestoga College.”

leam and

educational

don’t left

feel

not as broad as the program

is

it

UK,”

the

in

international

so

friendlier

is

Doon campus’s

are

Guyana, India, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Macao, Mexico, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad, Vietnam, Yemen, and Malaysia. Canada’s image portrays safety and security for international students, and the current value of the Canadian dollar, are two of many reasons for students wanting to study in Canada, according to a supplement from the international education office. Greece,

helpful.

finds Canadian

ment program

Page 3

Sept. 14, 1998

a.m.

and

pm

“It’s

Jason McKee shoots on net during the men’s hockey team.

first

night of tryouts, Sept. 3, for the

Conestoga College

(Photo by Sarah Thomson)


Page 4

S

— SPOKE, Sept.

14,

1998

COMMENTARY

monetary reasons is one who lacks integrity, loyalty, and a love for the game, they say. I love the game. I’ll take the money, thank you.

o what would you do

with The Ball? As Mark McGwire

pre-

place

to

pares

himself alongside baseball’s greatest legends by

Baseball, and sports in general, has travelled a brashly selfish road in the ’90s.

claiming the game’s most individual coveted record, fans were scurrying to get their hands on

The

Players are over-paid. Owners are too rich. Players argue their wealth is justified distribution of the owners’

swelling pocketbook; they are right.

Ball.

premium. The crushed ball with which Mark McGwire’s record breaking 62nd home run Bleacher seats are suddenly at a

was expected to fetch $1 million. Roger Maris’ record of 61 home runs in 1961 is one of a very few sporting records a that has stood the test of time, no doubt testament to

its

impressiveness.

the

travel

players

Yet

one-way

Owners charge absurd

money

road.

prices.

Retailers

ticket

charge absurd souvenir

prices.

a become have signs Dollar sporting statistic, parallel to the home run, the goal, the touchdown. The game has been pulled

from the hands

Baseball, perhaps again America’s game, has always revelled in its loyalty to tradition and memorabilia. The 1998 home run chase of Roger Maris has put baseball back in the hearts of North

of the blue-collar worker or family and given to the business elite.

a

any genuine concern for the future torchbearers of their game, the game they say they

American

fans,

sports

relationship severed after the 1994 strike that

wiped out

The

the

World

who

grasps

the

faces that just dilemma;

record-breaking ball McGwire himself has said

The

Ball should

have no value beyond sentimental. For the lucky fan, it may be easy to sell the coveted ball for that absurd million-dollar sum. "Vet loyal t>all fans will push for another heart-warming, give-the-ball-backto-the-storied-record-holder

A

person

who would

know

this;

owners know

Joe Lucky Fan, the fan who has supported for years, through hundreds of player changes, strikes and labour disputes, the unappreciated fan who has spent absurd

his club

amounts of time and money following the he that franchise now-makeshift loves, catches the record-breaking ball.

Home

run number 62.

tale.

sell the ball for

sheer

I

know what

I

would do.

to the old grind-

stone.

New

new

classes,

old

teachers,

friends

fromdifferent towns and

you haven’t seen all summer. Most students spend

cities that

their

summer

trips or

working

make a little extra money to help pay for the upcoming school year. For most, the first week back is pretty slow part-time jobs to

as they try to get back into the groove of things.

me,

my

most despised question months was the common pondering of strangers: “So, what have you been up to all summer?” You may wonder for

why I would choose not to take a four-month break. The journalism program is designed to run for five semesters, so students are given the choice to drop out for the duration of a semester and then pick up when the next one begins. I figured I might as well keep going and just get it over with. asking

vacations

going to the beach, taking

As

to yourself,

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— SPOKE, Sept.

14,

1998

Another soccer season #

Conestoga

kicks off at By Neven Mujezinovic

second.

Geoff Johnstone, head coach of men’s and women’s soccer teams at Conestoga, loves just

Johnstone gathered everyone around at the end of practice and told them that the first day included basic drills and if they had struggled in any way, either with

the

about everything about the game and his coaching position at the

the technical preparation require-

about to tell someone they do not quite have

ments or the physical preparation requirements, there was no way they could play in this league. Those that did not turn up the next day spared the coach the heartwrenching job of cutting them. With only seven players returning from last year’s squad, the men’s team will need some new blood. But Johnstone haS been impressed with the skill level of

the right stuff.

the rookies.

college.

There

one aspect he despises,

is

He

though.

hates telling a player

he or she did not make the team. “It is the most gut-wrenching experience in my life,” says Johnstone. Even though he has been doing it for

27 years, he

Still,

gets a

still

his throat as he

lump

over the years Johnstone

has become expert unpleasant task.

dribbles the ball during soccer tryouts for the men’s tryouts were held over three days on Conestoga

team.The

College’s soccer

(Photo by Neven Mujezinovic)

field.

Johnstone is the best he has ever seen at cutting people. To this day Johnstone says he is not sure whether or not this

comment

is

in

somebody or

an

says the quality of

the first-year turnout

is

meant as a

want you

“I

want you

you

any

fail

of

Johnstone does not look at his teams in terms of starting elevens. Sometimes it is more important who finishes the game, he says. You can use the squad system really well because in the OCAA league

it is

exhibition

first

game

to

exactly

“My dream

for

who

your courses that

explain what

By Neven Mujezinovic season

the

the

Condors men’s soccer team 1

lost

-0 to the University of Waterloo

Condors coach Geoff Johnwas very pleased with his

stone

team’s performance despite the

“We outplayed the Waterloo team for long periods of the Conestoga fielded only three veterans, of which two were goalies, so that the rookies could

show

the coach whether or not I

on

the team.

Johnstone was impressed by the number of quick players on his team. He was especially impressed with the last 20 minutes of the game in which the Condors had eight shots on goal,

two of which hit the woodwork. With a little more luck the Condors could have beaten the Warriors who have been, in training camp for 10 days, as opposed to the Condors being in their fourth day of tryouts. The women’s soccer game was cancelled because of the fact that

missing a few players and Johnstone could not afford to risk any injuries with the

squad

is still

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I

to

As that,

quit,” says

Johnstone.

Luckily for Johnstone, this year he won’t have to do quite as much cutting.

In

fact,

women’s team

is

as

far

as

the

concerned, he

key players,

such as goalie Lou Caprara, captain

day

It

who

inter-

wouldn’t is on and get

we

could also have some rest.” Johnstone will pick his ers’ athleticism, aggression,

and

ability.

Then

in

practice he will concentrate

on teaching his players

game

out.

He

to

will

try to instill in his players

a long time. Also, of the seven

always encourages the person

the

totally

equal playing time and

think the

lacks to be on the team but he

would be

are

is off.

attitude

will try to

continue playing soccer. “The day I got callous about

and

in.

They would

game.

He

rest,

have a squad of

is to

that

changeable. really matter

Coach Geoff Johnstone explaining that school comes first

have a chat with the

player in question.

him or her a

then bring that person back

Rather, he waits for the right

moment

possible to substitute a

player, give

squads based on the playis

right after tryouts

exhibition

to

pen,” he says.

three years, not just one semester. If

first.

be on the team for three years, not just one semester. If you fail any of your courses that is exactly what is going to hap“I

the best in

be on the team

to

comes

load, that school

16

compliment. Johnstone will never cut

Condors impress

He

one prospective player, whose program coordinator is not too keen on having his students do sports because of the heavy work-

this

at

Men’s assistant coach Duane Shadd often says

Dan Kloehn

in

is

*

far as the

Dwayne

Bell.

women’s team

is

concerned, Johnstone is preoccupied by the lack of depth of the squad as well as its players’ small size.

He

dreads the prospect of

playing a “big” team for fear of the

women

Still,

being pushed around. coach is far from

the

key moments, such as posession changes, can win or lose a game. that reaction time in

After

there are 22 players on which means that about

all,

the field,

95 per cent of the time a player is without the ball. How a player gets into space to help his team-

mate on the

ball

and how a player

gets into space to defend

when

the

opposing team is attacking are key aspects in winning a soccer match, according to Johnstone. Fortunately, says Johnstone, the

has problems of quite the opposite nature. There are still about three places in the 16-player squad to be

pessimistic.

“What they lack in size, the girls make up abundantly in skill and

Condors’ league season does not

filled.

speed,” Johnstone says.

Even though about 40 men showed up for tryouts on the first day, many did not return on the

first

few

September, which should give the coach and his staff plenty of time to prepare for the tough season

tells

ahead.

Johnstone has spent

week

much

of the

trying to recruit a

more women

for the team.

He

start

until

the

third

week of


SPOKE,

Page 7

Sept. 14, 1998

Going, Going, Gone.

.

.

McGwire W

shatters run record

home By Rob Himburg The wait

finally over.

is

Roger

Maris’ 37-year-old major league home run record has been broken with no asterisks attached.

Mark McGwire

of the achieved

Cardinals

St.

Louis

baseball

immortality when he roped his major league record-setting 62nd

Commissioner’s Award by Bud

home

of the players had signed by catch-

run

Chicago

of

season off starter Steve

the

Cubs’

Trachsel.

The shot came in front of a packed house at Busch Stadium, on the first pitch he saw in his second

at-bat, in the fourth inning.

Accustomed Stefan Schuster of the Musselini Musselheads chops an finals in

infield hit at

the co-ed provincial slo-pitch

Markham on Labour Day Weekend.

Rob Himburg)

(Photo By

an asterisk placed beside it as it came in a year of schedule expansion and it took him 162 games to break the previous mark of 60, set by Babe Ruth who did it in 154 games back in 1927. Following the game, McGwire was presented with the first ever

Tom Lampkin. Two gifts were

all

er

the

from was a

also given

One

organization.

promise that his number, 25, would be retired with the likes of Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and

to hitting

mammoth

homers

450-500

of

Selig as well as a scorecard that

feet,

McGwire lined the ball down the line and watched

Local ball teams fare well

sight

sink out of

it

as

barely

it

cleared the left field fence, just inside the

championships

at slo-pitch By Rob Himburg The Markham,Ont., played host

our

Day Weekend when over 130 teams took part in

humidity

various co-ed divisions to deter-

both reigned victorious in their

mine a provincial champion.

first

Teams

travelled

Markham

to

Niagara Falls

Teams

stepladder

where

and

game and

a birth

the road

But this is would end for one

of the teams, as they squared off in a “friendly” game for a spot in the

championship. It was a disaster for the Boozehounds whose defense crumbled in the first and second

later in the year.

on the sunny and breezy Friday afternoon and

games

heat

into the semi-finals.

started play

after three

intense

the

on Sunday, the Boozehounds and Musselheads

from as far east as Ottawa and from as far north as Sault Ste. Marie to vie for an Ontario title and a birth at the nationals in

innings

against division-

leading

to

five

to the would Advancement was based upon the teams’ win-loss

Musselhead runs. Boozehounds captain Mike Kennedy could only offer one explanation. “Our defense crumbled and it led to five

record and run difference.

unearned runs,” he

teams advance

rivals, the top

al

group

each

in

stepladder.

A

couple

competing

of

in the

particularly

offense

some

competition,

contin-

extending their lead to 9-1 after

26-1

four innings.

first

time

down

here and

wrong with

he told the team. As for the Musselheads, they advanced to the F Division finals, facing the team they lost to in the round robin. Bottoms Up. It was a tight, defensive game, with both teams showing various levels of aggression. The Musselheads trailed 3-2 after five innings but scored one to tie it in the bottom of the sixth after three consecutive

The

tie

did not last long though,

as in the top of the seventh, the

of

inning

leadoff

batter

smoked

the first pitch approxi-

the

mately 280 feet, over the left field fence for the eventual game-winning run. They would have to settle for second place. Perhaps the most important event of the tournament however

was

the level of sportsmanship

and comaraderie between the two local teams. When one team was

while scoring six runs themselves,

a level of sportsmanship not

securing top spot and went

closing the gap to 9-7. But that’s

monly seen between teams

on

as far as it would go as the Musselheads added three runs in

provincial level.

in its

to play in the stepladder

Sunday.

The Musselheads, on the other hand, went 2-1 on Saturday, but

the seventh to

make

the final score

run of his season

become

had Fans

erupted

McGwire down the line,

together.

It

base

back by the coach to touch first base because he had missed the bag in his joyous moment. He was congratulated by all of the Cubs’ infielders on his historic trot, and in a show of true Sosa,

who

is

Sammy Mark McGwire

also pur-

homeruns, 58 applauded and came in from right field and embraced McGwire. As he crossed the plate, he hugged his son Matthew and was then mobbed by teammates. The homer, in his 145th game, surpassed the previous record of 61 homeruns, set by Roger Maris of the New York Yankees back in 1961. That record, however, had his

com-

You may think

a

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Both teams should be commended, even thought they were

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deal with procrastination or

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cinn

Perhaps now, with the pressure of breaking the record off his shoulders, McGwire can build on

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come

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Stan Musial. The second gift, in commemoration for the 62nd homerun, was a 1962, Cardinal Red Corvette.

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suing the record with

not the winners.

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called

and was at

as

jumped

only to have to be

versa.

for dinner

the

biggest in his career.

was cheering The two

division-

The team went 3-0

them on and vice teams also went went to the dance

feet

shortest

sportsmanship,

singles.

rule.

mercy

we

that,”

playing, the other

'

con-

got third place. There’s nothing

The Boozehounds fought back and made a game of it, shutting the Musselheads’ offense down for the fifth and sixth innings

runs after five innings

on

us

ue their great hitting, finding holes in the outfield and dropping singles just over the infield, and

the

a

drubbing of the Royal Bank team from Barrie. The game was called following the application of the 12

al play,

The Musselheads would

to

of

including

said. “It cost

big.”

division had

good weekends. The Boozehounds

Waterloo Lanes used explosive obliterate

teams

local

F

Team member Ken Dawe

defense and timely offense.

Despite

onships on Labour

home

soled his team afterwards. “It’s

champi-

to the provincial slo-pitch

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away.

gained a spot in the stepladder thanks to their brilliant teamwork,

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— SPOKE, Sept.

Page 8

14,

1998

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the radio.

faster,

whereas Baila Baila by Chayanne is catchy and slower. Lorena Martinez’ song has a quick tempo like Bien Pegaito but the lyrics are a mix of English and Latin and they are not repetitive. The best song on the album’ is by an artist familiar to many. Mi Gente Latina was written and mixed by Robert Clivilles and Ricky Crespo of C + C Music

is

barrel or not.

M.O.P’s message iost amidst anger and profanity By Melanie Spencer

Posse)

DJ Premier and Da Beatminerz, this Brownsville, Brooklyn, duo tackle the struggles and hardships they have endured over the last few years, especially

known

the deaths of family

Laze,

They’re young, loud and in-yourface.

M.O.P.’s

(Mash

Out

23-year-old Lil’ Fame, also as William

Womack

and 24-year-

old Billy Danza, also

known

as

William

Berkowitz recently released their fourth album, First Family 4 Life on Relativity Records.

Produced by M.O.P., Laze E.

members and

close friends.

The theme of death evident in the

Future Holds. passion:

“I

Fame

lost

a

is

most

What

song.

the

sings with

lot

of loved

ones to these streets/ And lost a lot of loved ones over beef/

That streets

society

The wait

finally

ended

at 12:01

a.m. on Sept. 1. For those not willing to spend the extra dollars for great sound and atmosphere, the major motion picture

was released by Paramount Home Video. Local video stores had been Titanic

anticipating

this day, ever since the film’s success in the

theatre.

even

It

Academy

garnered

Awards

1

including

down,” he said. “But things are expected to pick up again on the

store

was preparing for the release a couple of months in

get paid.”

advance by taking reservations for customers who wanted to be assured of a copy upon its

customers who haven’t yet had a chance to rent or purchase the film, do not worry. Jumbo Video has enough

By far, the best track on the album is 4 Alarm Blaze because of its funky beat and its lack of

making

profanity.

inventory to accommodate their

According to sales associate Mike Stumpf, this offer was a success as “there were about 300 pre-booked sales of the

clientele.

video.”

When

been expected that numerous customers would flock to their local

video outlet to rent or

purchase a copy.

asked about the

rush on release day, it

was big. “It was really busy

mad

Stumpf said

day and things have kind of slowed the first

1

Set

the

of

the

theme from Rocky

of

Tiger, III,

Every other word their

is

a profanity,

overlook anger and frustration. It also

makes

it

it

difficult

to

difficult for the

group

to

get airplay.

M.O.P.’s First Family 4 Life

the

song features Tef and Jay-Z and a backdrop beat that gets people

would be

better

if

it

lost

the

swearing and concentrated on the message.

& ^

dancing.

logo. sept. 1 6

available

11:30

Stumpf continued, “and about 400 for sale.” The movie is also a guaranteed rental, meaning that if one isn’t

in

available in the store, the renter gets a free rental, but with the

tbe

films present, there

should not be any need to worry.

Week

the

for rental,”

number of

beat

the

to

Eye

Survivor’s

those

“We have 50 copies

trying to deliver gets lost in the

a

finished product.

the customers

release.

Best Picture. It’s

For

-

Movie of

One store in particular was Jumbo Video on Bridgeport Road in Waterloo. In fact, this

weekend when

now

created

But while the background beats message the band is

are catchy, the

monster.”

Local video stores crushed by Titanic rush By Rob Himburg

goes to show/ These haunt ya/ Look what

pm

sanctuaR^

Flashback to medieval times By Melanie Spencer The Royal Medieval transport

Faire will

knights

Waterloo Park West •time to the days of in shining armour

battling

to

back

in

maiden on to

6 p.m.

save the beautiful

Sept. 19

from

1

1

a.m.

-

Every half hour in the royal court on the queen’s stage, the story of the “impending royal

wedding will unfold. There will also be a market with crafters and vendors, as well

as

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0

Organizers Karen Lucas and D. J. Carroll say the fair is

entertainment

by

jugglers, dancers and magicians.

different

from other medieval

events because

it is

being treated

as a local project.

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“We want

our local talent to have a venue and we want some wonderfully talented artists to have a place to show off their wares,” said Lucas in a press release.

because we are not basing it in any set time or place,” added Carroll “and it’s going to be a very interactive experience for anyone who “It’s different

,

attends.”

We information first

&

can provide:

advice

-

aid

-

non-prescription medications a place to rest

VISIT

when you

are

ill

OUR OFFICE LOCATED

INSIDE

allergy injections

blood pressure monitoring

-

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-

pregnancy testing

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