Conestoga College, Kitchener 30th Year
— No. 30
for the radio
By Dee Bettencourt
her newly launched
Conestoga College’s broadcasting program co-ordinator Mike
“You can always making
He’s right. The radio rooms that produce ROXY, the recently changed umbrella name for stations
quently pulsing with conversation, laughter,
Students take a shot making the team during the final night men’s Condor
hockey team try-outs. Page 3
movement and music.
two earrings because
only die top 30 are accepted. looks for positive attitudes and “winners” with energetic creative ally,
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
program itself keeps evolving and improving to keep up with commercial demands placed on its
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
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
has gained hands-on experience in a variety of posi-
on various radio
also being offered.
This course involves standing in front of an audience and
and presentations utilizing multi-media concepts such as computer graphics, audio clips and overheads. Journalism teacher Dick Scott is speeches
By Sarah Thomson
4 feet screen,
Mix USA. Page 7
outside of the Roost.
The monster flick was
part of the
of Welcome, and was followed by a
movie was $3
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
COMMENTARY Page 4
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
applicable to our college and our
the third-year, student-run
program and variety show,
aired for a half-hour each Friday at
noon, starting Sept.
chairs or blankets.
order to pool
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
cool idea,” said Stokes, a second-
“We know students don’t have so we try to make events
cheap and fun little
while,” Stokes said.
In terms of numbers, Godzilla
Boertien, director of student
because there were 60 to 70
said the turnout
ets sold last year.
Another outdoor movie might be shown
some news services. morning newscasts began
in the spring.
See Radio on Page 5
strong relationship with Spoke in
news program. Lisa
(Lee) Dobbs, 25,
employed by ROXY, “We really treat the campus as our community and must try to keep enough spoken word content in rently
to simultaneously carry, or simul-
Both Conestoga College studentrun radio stations CRKZ and
year broadcasting student.
cost of the
It was estimated that there were more pre-sales than last year, said
bottom of the
event was attended by
also teaching a
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
term is a broadcast sales course that Thumell to this fall
explanations of breaking stories that students can expect to read in each Monday’s weekly paper.
graduation, Thumell says.
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
and design, are eager to see grow over the next few years.
probably less painful than tattoos make a statement”, is a former 1979 graduate of Conestoga’s radio
John, vice-president of the Centre
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
Earlier that afternoon, before the
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,
Jenn Hussey, vice-president of operations, said 25 people had signed up and confirmed to the
camp out had ended, 18 or 19 people stayed the time the
majority were first-year students. After staying up for
most of the
trudged. off to 8:30 a.m. classes.
— SPOKE, Sept.
World record holder coming
Memory to teach
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
realize there is a fast
easy and fun. Dave Farrow will be holding a memory workshop at Conestoga College learning
29 and continuing
While attending high school at Eastwood Collegiate in Kitchener, Farrow, 23, realized he needed a talent for memory and decided to
were ancient Greek mnemonic
necessary to create the Centre for
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
technique of its kind,” he said. At the age of 21 , Farrow made it into the Guinness Book of World
currently holds the
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
workshop and used
to teach his technique to
Brian Provini has been appointed
“Usually the workshops
learning skills, he
of cards and reciting them in order, without a mistake, for eight hours.
involve setting up :
newsletters, designing logos and
memory, which he achieved by memorizing the order of 52 decks
university’s Federation of Students
arranging broadcast ads. “What we are looking to
integrate the areas
can and be
now is some way to we do have, so at
f A/-trr>n ire electronics, broadcasting, graphic design, and various native
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
thinks the college should consider
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
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
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
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
“I think the college
studies student, and
support department. Llanes said
say I’m young but
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.
came highly recommended by Duane Shadd from the academic
ness, Wizardtech. Wizardtech
education coordinator of the Doon Student Association, said she decided to contact Farrow after he
term but had some trouble with material covered in the sec-
geared towards helping students
attended the workshop. third-year a Llanes, Tara
“People should be able to work across a number of areas, or be
organizes Farrow At 23, workshops through his own busi-
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
attended his the
response to the six-week session! was positive. He estimated that
who wish to participate Farrow’s three-day workshop
can sign up in the DSA office. Costs are $15 for Doon students and $40 for non-students.
step closer Communication Studies another Nn
by Jason Gennings
said the challenge
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
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.
of his responsibili-
was to assist in the development of program standards for a
large selection of
sketchy, but Provini said
one possible scenario
“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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International student enjoying He
By Jacqueline Smith
the best in the world,
according to one of the 45 international
Larry 1996, Rechsteiner,
students currently enrolled at the college.
director of the
three-year course at Conestoga’s
sponsored by DeBeers Botswana
completing his final year in the program. “There is a materials management program in neighbouring South Africa and also
good place to two years all
“I did not expect
the mles and regulations for students
and did not expect anything that was not in student procedure guide,” said the
1 996, was given the opportuby DeBeers, where he works as an
in the country,
over the globe.
get a lot
Bongani Dube, a third-year materials management student, says Conestoga College has a great program compared to those in the UK and
his native Africa.
stuff like registering
Tony Lee who, in the words of promotions assistant Bryan Bambrick, “makes you do funny and perverted things.”
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.
planning to have
spaghetti all-you-can-eat dinner catered by Beaver Foods. The show is scheduled to start at
Yearly requirements for a DSA club to remain in good club standing include a written report done after events that will
sold three (tickets)
“They give Canadian students the opporto communicate and work with people from various regions of the world.”
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
fast skaters to
begin with but the
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
hockey sheet. “We need guys who can
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,
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 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.
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
schools for Huron
“We can just go over things with them and basically send them on their way,” Menage said.
news, Becky In other Boertien, director of student life,
be will students encouraged to join clubs of their
volunteers; they will be at the college Sept. 30 between 11:30
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.
were met and recommendations for future events of that nature, said Menage. ^ 10 receive who Clubs
kicks off in the lounge
tFebruary didn’t do well. or something,”
of Conestoga turnout College students, the goals that
lowing week to help them get on
attempt at a dinner
or unavailable in their
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
7:30 and tickets are $10 for Doon students and $12 for nonKristin
“The students get the chance also have
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
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.
College,” Reichester said.
for the tryouts
are experts in their fields,” he said.
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
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
also said clubs
In September 1997, there were 31 interna-
committee which includes the president, the vice-president of
new club policy. She said that in the new
to reserve a place in their selected pro-
During the DSA meeting, Ellen assistant promotions Menage briefly went over the
tional students. This year there are 45, an
By Sarah Thomson
their weekly meeting in the Sanctuary’s The Other Room. The DSA has planned a dinner show to be held on Sept. 28 in
focus of Sept. 8 DSA meeting
Association agenda on Sept. 8 at
United States and you have will help you with the
representatives in other countries,”
procedures to get one,”
(Photo by Jacqueline Smith)
“Karen takes care of
a non-refundable deposit of $500.
“X-rated” hypnotist, clubs week and a volunteer fair were all items on the Doon Student
International students are also required to
Incidental fees include student activity, health insurance coverage, identification
accommodation, food and transportation.
need to go
said the college
us with the insurance
Canada and he is Conestoga has
said he likes
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,
will be graduating in April,
community and the college. They pay the tuition fee, about $9,215,
Africa prior to artisan.
Dube, who had never travelled outside of
Financially, international students benefit the
where you are
any special treatment.
of his expectations have been fulfilled. “All students are treated equally. The same rules apply to everyone,” said
that during the past
Canada, it is every man for
offered here at Conestoga College.”
not as broad as the program
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,
Sept. 14, 1998
Jason McKee shoots on net during the men’s hockey team.
night of tryouts, Sept. 3, for the
(Photo by Sarah Thomson)
— SPOKE, Sept.
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
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
Players are over-paid. Owners are too rich. Players argue their wealth is justified distribution of the owners’
swelling pocketbook; they are right.
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
Owners charge absurd
charge absurd souvenir
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.
any genuine concern for the future torchbearers of their game, the game they say they
relationship severed after the 1994 strike that
faces that just dilemma;
record-breaking ball McGwire himself has said
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
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
amounts of time and money following the he that franchise now-makeshift loves, catches the record-breaking ball.
run number 62.
sell the ball for
to the old grind-
fromdifferent towns and
you haven’t seen all summer. Most students spend
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.
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
going to the beach, taking
these past four
what’s so terrible about this question. Well
my room-mates all went home and was on my own. was dreading going to So,
school throughout the summer, especially
We had the luxury of an empty student lounge whenever we wanted; no waiting in lunch lines and no bumping and shoving while walking through the halls. So now we’ve had our week off and, unlike most of you, we were thrown right
friends were going to be back
home, working their part-time jobs and enjoying four months without any tests and assignments to worry about. I, on the other hand, was on
enough money to get me through the summer, and several assignments to keep
into the snakepit, trying to get out the first
Now, you may be laughing
you see, myself and a few other classmates were some of the very few students who actually went to school all summer. That’s right, while all of you were out enjoying the beautiful weather and taking a break from all the hassles and stress of expanding your horizons, I was still plugging away, learning how to be a better
summer’s over and most of us are
Astonishingly, though, neither expresses
® wfeli few® p>M
paper of the
began to improve. I found two new room-mates, the semester wasn’t totally overwhelming, and the school was much more free and relaxed without other students crowding the halls. the spring session first began,
excitement, life. It’s
don’t think I’ve ever been
almost as if the school needs crossevery guards at
prove to be a
hectic than previous ones, I just think to myself that in less than eight little bit
We imagined ourselves in for a depressing and boring four months. But as time went on, we began to appreciate the under-popu-
That’s a whole
to find a
for good. And out into the real world
some of you,
job and do
SPOKE is mainly funded
Keeping Conestoga College connected
as happy as I am brimming with spirit and
pushed and shoved so much
were virtually the only
in the cafeteria
to see the school
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Sept. 14, 1998
Should teachers have the right
go on strike?
don’t feel that the union has to use the
essential service. Teachers should
not be allowed to futures they are
tiom remains. After
their effects, especially
mind, the question
that teachers should
have the right to strike,
and analysis student "at Conestoga,* believes everyone has a right to say what is on their minds and stand up for themselves, ’ll is unfortunate, however, that the studentsare ”7
forced to inconvenience of
to a head, but
those interviewed, two people said teach-
have the right to strike, Josh Dunkley, a second-year computed, programmer/analy st student said education is tmln^orfiaht to he put on hold for any reason, “If whenever someone has a complaint, justified or otherwise, and they stopped society would come to a halt,” said crs should not
those people interviewed, six people said
truly sucks that the
faf has been' fought by workers for
third-year nursing student
“A better' way
Dale, a Conestoga professor, .said
be fcuad to improve the
teachers should have the right to strike, hut only
comes down to a strike.” Ryan Ament, a first-year marketing
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but remote from lounge and cafete-
Announcers hope student
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from the Radio-television and
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students will have to be educated in CRTC rules in order to avoid
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Another soccer season #
kicks off at By Neven Mujezinovic
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
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.
one aspect he despises,
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
his throat as he
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
(Photo by Neven Mujezinovic)
Johnstone is the best he has ever seen at cutting people. To this day Johnstone says he is not sure whether or not this
says the quality of
the first-year turnout
meant as a
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
your courses that
By Neven Mujezinovic season
Condors men’s soccer team 1
-0 to the University of Waterloo
Condors coach Geoff Johnwas very pleased with his
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
the coach whether or not I
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
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Luckily for Johnstone, this year he won’t have to do quite as much cutting.
such as goalie Lou Caprara, captain
wouldn’t is on and get
could also have some rest.” Johnstone will pick his ers’ athleticism, aggression,
practice he will concentrate
on teaching his players
try to instill in his players
a long time. Also, of the seven
always encourages the person
equal playing time and
lacks to be on the team but he
will try to
continue playing soccer. “The day I got callous about
have a squad of
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
possible to substitute a
squads based on the playis
right after tryouts
pen,” he says.
three years, not just one semester. If
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
load, that school
compliment. Johnstone will never cut
one prospective player, whose program coordinator is not too keen on having his students do sports because of the heavy work-
Men’s assistant coach Duane Shadd often says
far as the
concerned, Johnstone is preoccupied by the lack of depth of the squad as well as its players’ small size.
dreads the prospect of
playing a “big” team for fear of the
being pushed around. coach is far from
key moments, such as posession changes, can win or lose a game. that reaction time in
there are 22 players on which means that about
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
and how a player
gets into space to defend
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
“What they lack in size, the girls make up abundantly in skill and
Condors’ league season does not
speed,” Johnstone says.
Even though about 40 men showed up for tryouts on the first day, many did not return on the
September, which should give the coach and his staff plenty of time to prepare for the tough season
Johnstone has spent
trying to recruit a
for the team.
Sept. 14, 1998
Going, Going, Gone.
shatters run record
home By Rob Himburg The wait
Maris’ 37-year-old major league home run record has been broken with no asterisks attached.
of the achieved
immortality when he roped his major league record-setting 62nd
Commissioner’s Award by Bud
of the players had signed by catch-
season off starter Steve
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.
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
from was a
promise that his number, 25, would be retired with the likes of Hall of Famers Bob Gibson and
Selig as well as a scorecard that
McGwire lined the ball down the line and watched
Local ball teams fare well
sink out of
cleared the left field fence, just inside the
at slo-pitch By Rob Himburg The Markham,Ont., played host
Day Weekend when over 130 teams took part in
various co-ed divisions to deter-
both reigned victorious in their
mine a provincial champion.
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
into the semi-finals.
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
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
rivals, the top
extending their lead to 9-1 after
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
did not last long though,
as in the top of the seventh, the
the first pitch approxi-
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
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
as far as it would go as the Musselheads added three runs in
to play in the stepladder
The Musselheads, on the other hand, went 2-1 on Saturday, but
the seventh to
the final score
run of his season
McGwire down the line,
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,
Sammy Mark McGwire
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
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Perhaps now, with the pressure of breaking the record off his shoulders, McGwire can build on
Stan Musial. The second gift, in commemoration for the 62nd homerun, was a 1962, Cardinal Red Corvette.
suing the record with
not the winners.
and was at
only to have to be
biggest in his career.
was cheering The two
The team went 3-0
them on and vice teams also went went to the dance
playing, the other
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
ue their great hitting, finding holes in the outfield and dropping singles just over the infield, and
drubbing of the Royal Bank team from Barrie. The game was called following the application of the 12
The Musselheads would
said. “It cost
good weekends. The Boozehounds
Waterloo Lanes used explosive obliterate
Team member Ken Dawe
defense and timely offense.
onships on Labour
soled his team afterwards. “It’s
to the provincial slo-pitch
gained a spot in the stepladder thanks to their brilliant teamwork,
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— SPOKE, Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT RATING SYSTEM Die for
By Judy Sankar
You’re not cool if you don’t have this.
you like Latin music, feast your ears on this. Columbia has recently released Latin Mix USA,
the person who invented remixes. This version is upbeat, and like every other song, something you can’t help but dance to. The downfall of this song is that it
a compilation of
reminds you that the album
Mix USA gets
Blackout Chayanne. the
the time with.
bop your head to the beat. The first song, Maria by Martin is probably familiar sounding to listener. If you don’t know the song, you
Nothing to brag about.
may know the who
Martin is the played Miguel Rodriguez on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. Following Maria is artist.
makes a great
Guantanamera by Jean, featuring the Refugee Camp Allstars. This isn’t the version you would nor-
Factory, This song has a slamr
variety within the song. This
the next four
mally see on MuchMusic or Black Entertainment Television. Bless
These songs by the Blackout Allstars, DLG featuring Huey, Albita and Chayanne block out the American influence, a benefit for of album. Unless you’re
a Latin music buff, however, the
also be familiar with
Chayanne, who co-stars with Vanessa L. Williams in the movie Dance With Me. The next three songs are a bit different from the others. These songs sound like something you
would hear on
album has but
song you’ll put on repeat and play over and over.
Mix USA, not Latin Columbia makes up for
good lyrics. It from singing to rap and back so there is
Listening to this
like Latin music.
you get more buck than a whole bunch of songs you could have taped off side
For example, Bien Pegaito by the Merenbooty Girls is mindnumbingly repetitive and the
Almost every song on the album remixed including one done by Jason Nevins. The down side is the stretch of songs by Fey and Will Smith. Miami by Smith sounds like every other Smith song with a Spanish beat. A couple of bad apples don’t always spoil the whole barrel though, so with that said, you can decide whether you want to take the
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
barrel or not.
M.O.P’s message iost amidst anger and profanity By Melanie Spencer
DJ Premier and Da Beatminerz, this Brownsville, Brooklyn, duo tackle the struggles and hardships they have endured over the last few years, especially
the deaths of family
They’re young, loud and in-yourface.
23-year-old Lil’ Fame, also as William
old Billy Danza, also
Berkowitz recently released their fourth album, First Family 4 Life on Relativity Records.
Produced by M.O.P., Laze E.
The theme of death evident in the
Future Holds. passion:
ones to these streets/ And lost a lot of loved ones over beef/
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
this day, ever since the film’s success in the
down,” he said. “But things are expected to pick up again on the
was preparing for the release a couple of months in
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
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
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
day and things have kind of slowed the first
theme from Rocky
Every other word their
overlook anger and frustration. It also
difficult for the
M.O.P.’s First Family 4 Life
song features Tef and Jay-Z and a backdrop beat that gets people
swearing and concentrated on the message.
logo. sept. 1 6
Stumpf continued, “and about 400 for sale.” The movie is also a guaranteed rental, meaning that if one isn’t
available in the store, the renter gets a free rental, but with the
films present, there
should not be any need to worry.
“We have 50 copies
trying to deliver gets lost in the
Best Picture. It’s
One store in particular was Jumbo Video on Bridgeport Road in Waterloo. In fact, this
But while the background beats message the band is
are catchy, the
Local video stores crushed by Titanic rush By Rob Himburg
goes to show/ These haunt ya/ Look what
Flashback to medieval times By Melanie Spencer The Royal Medieval transport
Waterloo Park West •time to the days of in shining armour
maiden on to
save the beautiful
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
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