pay increase encouraging about management proposals and that support staff
increases of about five per
among demands of college
support staff in contract negotia-
The bargaining team for support staff met with the Council of
Employees Union. The current contract runs out at the end of August. The union, representing about 15,000 academic and support staff, will negotiate a province-wide agreement with the Council of Regents, which repre-
have been supportive of the college when they lacked funding. She added that support staff have not
tions with the province.
Regents on May 9 in Toronto to exchange contract demands. Support staff at Conestoga College are represented by Local 238 of the Ontario Public Services
last farewell to retired technologist
By Donna Ryves
The council responsible
on behalf of
gy with their academic and support staff, and for the appointment of
demic bargaining, college presidents were present to represent their colleagues.
the support staff met with Council of Regents there weren’t any college presidents there,” Wallace said. The bargaining team was invited to the Kempenfelt Conference Centre, at Georgian College in
our turn.” Ann
three issues for the col-
lege’s support staff are wages, ben-
a priority for
Wallace, president of the union local at Conestoga and a member of
are looking for a substantial
that college presidents are interested in
By Tracy Ford
Awards for Ontario. Convocation is an important
The alumni services office is busy planning its biggest event of
event to the alumni association,
get information out to
quickly as possible.
Regular updates along with the union and management’s proposals are posted on OPSEU’s Web site. “Support staff have been good to the colleges. This time it’s our turn,” Wallace said. Wallace said there is nothing
centre staff and physical resources
Support staff include electricians, plumbers, early childhood education workers, switchboard operators, all
Under the current contract support at
the hourly pay starts
$13.14 and goes to $25.81. The is asking for about a
five per cent
pay increase. could strike
agreement can’t be negotiated, said.
environment,” Wallace said. “There is always a possibility of a withdrawal of services if there is no
would be a huge impact.” Wallace said the goal is to have a tentative settlement by August and not to withdraw services. Meetings are scheduled through deal. It
Wallace said that
College convocation set for June 21 and 22
of the Alumni Association, and her team of volunteers plan to distribute pins and pens to each graduating student at convocation on June 21 and 22, something the association has never done before. “We have never had a freebie that we could hand out before,”
the bargaining team.
they care about our work, and the way to do so is to be at the bargaining table. It’s a matter of respect.”
the top issue this year
and communication this
plays a key role in
employment for college administraemployees and college presi-
terms and conditions of
president of Local 238 at
24th annual cat show held at Doon recreation centre
college boards of
academic barganing. Wallace said that during the aca-
colleges. This time
colleges of applied
increases in sister
were awarded substantial wage increases durring the last round of
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the other volunteer activities that the association does,
and diploma frames. At last year’s convocation they sold over 1,000 roses. The association also began selling disposable cameras for people selling roses
forgot their cameras, lost their
film or had their batteries die.
Next year the association wants hand out alumni of distinction awards at end of year banquets to former graduates who have had many achievements since their graduation. Winners of the alumni of distinction awards are automatically nominated for the Premier’s to
said, and the associawants to make it special for
each graduate. The convocation team consists of 25 people, the majority are volunand former graduates. The association is in charge of keeping track of Conestoga College’s 28,000 graduates from the past 30 years, many of whom have started their own businesses or received promotions to the top of local companies. “We are now finding our past teers
graduates are hiring
and providing co-op placements
Himmelman said. One problem the association has is making sure the line that moves for them,”
diplomas runs smoothly, since the diplomas are given out in alphabetical order and by program. The college makes up dummy diplomas in case someone who had not been expected shows up. “Our graduates are very important people and we like to treat them right,” she said. receive
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Commentary Page 2 Walkerton \ E.coli tragedy
Student council board adds By Mike Radatus The board of directors of Conestoga Students Inc. has decided to hold meetings throughout the summer due to restructuring of the
constitutional power back to the board of directors, which carries it through the normal school year. Phil LeBeau, president of the CSI, formerly the Doon Students Association, said the board of
This is the first time the board has decided to hold meetings in the
“The government body has to be It is what keeps executives honest. The chair of the board of directors has more power than me. there.
from the school of engineerand trades and
access and preparatory studies and
representatives from the Waterloo
LeBeau. However, the board is looking for members. The board has members from the
and Guelph campuses. The board of directors decided at its May 24 meeting to meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 8
corporate law to
school of business, the school of
p.m. during the
health sciences and the school of
normally holds the constitutional
have a board of directors and they hold an important position in the
decisions involving student
During the normal school year, the board of directors meets twice a month.
summer semester. Due to this, the executive, which in the
summer, handed the
have, including the it is
looking for represen-
Day weekend once Victoria
- commonly called the May 2-4 The Victoria Day weekend camping and drunk drivweekend - and its tradition of parties, of long weekends summer a off ing continued this year, kicking results make waves weekends’ long The for. Canada is famous
each car wreck, each boating as newscasters are heard reporting accidents were abnormal for the if incident and each fatality, as time of year. notice when each long dense do people have to be not to s highways and Ontario on out plays weekend the same scenario
service announcements waterways? Any number of public drunk driving doeswith associated which point out the stupidity thick-headed, invincithe all of minds the n’t seem to penetrate put the key in the ignition. ble cowards who repeatedly Monday and of course Labour Civic It’s May 2-4, Canada Day, that has police officers month, a weekend long Day almost one of the public’s extra day off work.
cringing at the thought long weekend On average, up to 10 people die over the May between all fatal wrecks happen of Half roads. on Ontario Transportation. of Ministry the Friday and Sunday, according to to the province s fatalities, Ontario’s waterways also contribute year. each people 200 injuring killing or .
May left mne peopl The most recent long weekend in camp spots or lakes various at drowned drowned or presumed . across Ontario. per cent of people Social and public health services say 39 and the summer s long aged 19 to 24 binge drink monthly, load up on a couple weekends provide perfect opportunities to
more beers than usual. Young adults binge drink almost twice
as much as older adults. had five dnnks or students university-aged Seventy per cent of to 37 per cent of compared year at one sitting in the past
considered by the medical Five drinks or more at one sitting is community to be a binge. vehicle accidents are Not all Victoria Day weekend boating or to be the major pastime, seems drinking but alcohol, caused by their hours to area’s liquor stores extend
accommodate the Friday rush. among law enforceHoliday weekends are considered hellish regular emergency to responded ment officers. They not only laid more than 3UU also but holiday Day Victoria calls on the speeding, careless drivcharges for traffic violations including ing and alcohol-related offences. senes highThe increased police presence along Ontario’s 400 Christmas of reminiscent is ways during Victoria Day weekends Victoria Day is weekends, long summer the holidays but as for the worst.
Day weekend marks Queen
Victoria s birthday
Muskoka. Although spirits
shadows they head
for the north country in ,
chugging easy to get carried away when you are you have conand you lose track of the number of drinks throughout the five, the message stays the same it’s
The most rific
don’t scare people,
commercials get turned off and the road get ignored, what will perpetual boozing and driving?
the public service of bodies lying on
take to stop the
aware of the possibility of E. coli in the water he ordered town residents
bacteto boil their water to kill the the after days three was This ria.
Walkerton may not be the water that pours out
That leaves only one question wasn’t the town warned on May 18? McQuigge has been quoted as
that the E. coli
found out about the contami-
of the taps, but the
of virus until three
seven people as of June 1 and infected 1,000 others preventable is being hailed as a
saying he blames the delay for the needless deaths and illnesses, calling the crisis “preventable” if key information had been shared publicly
The deadly strain of E. coli that its way into the town’s water supply was detected by A and L Canada Laboratories on May 16
and Walkerton’s Public
stomach cramps, diarrhea and nausea that Walkerton residents were experiencing were first linked to the E. coli virus, McQuigge said he
Commission was made aware of on May 18. However, the town’s residents were not made aware of the con-
taminated water until
ages. If the
Town wasn’t aware
winter, when many and is recognized as the unofficial end of organizing their begin Canadians open cottages and pools and only when Day, Groundhog It is like February’s
warned? Why wasn’t Walkerton was days
May 21 when
Murray McQuigge, the area medical officer of health, became
suspicious and decided to conduct his own tests on the town’s water.
When McQuigge was made
was led on a wild goose chase trying to locate the cause of the poiwhich he originally soning, believed to be food related. He said that when he called the PUC on three separate occasions to determine
the E. coli source
water supply, he was told by PUC workers the water was fine. Residents of Walkerton seem to
because the question that rang in Premier Mike Harris’s ears when
he visited the stricken town on May 27 was from Veronica Davidson, a resident of the town, who demanded Harris answer area residents questions and was upset when he refused to do so. “He said cutbacks haven’t had an impact on services, but believe
she said after Harris questions that weren’t
directed from the media.
The provincial government has come under fire as to whether the government’s privatizing of water-
Keeping Conestoga College connected
the dark about the poi-
soned state of their water. But the most horrifying fact remains that seven people would person still be alive today if one health alerted had PUC the from officials.
May by a payis mainly funded from September lo called the ment from Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), formerly of Doon Student Association, in exchange for the insertion expressed in advertising in the paper. The views and opinions
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beyond the amount paid for the must be sent to the editor by
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Submissions must not conby an any libellous statements and may be accompanied illustration (such as a photograph).
MS Word file would be helpful.
Laboratories and the PUC all managed to partake in the errors that led to the residents of Walkerton
the E. coli outbreak in Walkerton.
SPOKE, June 5, 2000 —Page
By Donna Ryves
conference attended by CSI By Donna Ryves
gloves at $3.75 a pair instead of latex gloves at $1 a pair.
allergic reactions to the substance.
association represents about
Research at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in the United States (available at the
Conestoga Students Inc.'s president and vice-president attended
throughout Ontario and lobbies
the government at the ministry
a changeover conference for the
on issues such as tuition, student safety and learning.
Ontario Community Student Parliamentary Association on May 4 to 7 at Fanshawe College in London.
Mike Harris, CSI was elected as
dent of the southwestern region
which encompasses Niagara, Fanshawe, Lampton, Mohawk and St. Clair Colleges. Philip LeBeau, CSI president, will be on the Ontario College Application
Services appeal board and review
The purpose of the conference was to review the constitution and devise policy plans. Other discussed were applied degrees, key performance indicatopics
which measure college per-
OCCSPA 1975 and
a student-run, bilin-
gual association that lobbies and
speakers at the confer-
ence included Susan Bloomfield, chair of the Association of Colleges of Applied Arts and
Technology of Ontario and Deputy Minister Bob Christie,
About 80 teachers from seven Ontario colleges, including around 17 from Conestoga College, took
two of the Western Region college educator development program May 15 to 17. The program, held at Ridgetown
part in phase
College located off
Highway 401 about 75 kilometres west of London, is designed to help new probationary and part-time teachers learn
to teach effec-
Phase two is part of a three-phase program. The first phase of the program for the involved teachers
Students Inc., formerly called the
Doon Student Association. LeBeau said there are many viewpoints and
1000s of jobs available
“The ministers were willing to answer all the questions that we might have had,” LeBeau said in his
OCCSPA conference report.
was a good opportunity
pus our views forward,” Harris said.
they had difficulty or want to improve. Geoff Johnstone, a facilitator for the program, said that much of the emphasis for the second phase was
on evaluation, such as how
uate group presentations.
Johnstone said he feels the prois important for teachers at
Conestoga. “We’re very conscious of the fact that
most of our teachers don’t from a teaching back-
ground,” Johnstone said. it was interesting from teachers how the first phase of the program helped them
over the past year. During the span of three days,
sessions that var-
depending on which courses
St. Clair, from Fanshawe, Niagara, Ridgetown and
Conestoga colleges attended the program.
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“Unless you get a breakdown of the elements, you wouldn’t be aware of what is in it,” she added. Latex exposure may result in all
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Barr said that over a period of a year the department has tried to eliminate latex items and replace
them by purchasing new items. The estimated loss from the changes about a couple hundred of
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engineering firm in Kitchener which sponsors children through Foster Parents Plan of Canada.
the government perspective.
looking for flexible
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dollars, Barr said.
TESOL teacher certification
is difficult to
because anything that is made with rubber has a percentage of latex in
(April 3-7, 2000)
anatomical training equipment such as arms, hips and legs. Also,
nologist in the health sciences and
5 days/40 hrs.
because some supplies
needed,” Hacking said. The apparatus still being used in the labs containing latex include still
from entering the labs. Students now have to purchase
but not are
that has latex in
“You can remove
a problem identifying everything
there than through anything I could have read,” said Philip LeBeau, president of Conestoga
dents and conducting
ures to eliminate the majority of
and a registered
at the college
attended a series of workshops and
group that just completed phase two will be held in June 2001. Phase two focuses a lot on reviewing how the past academic year went for the teachers and seeing if there were any areas where
environment or have taken meas-
with synthetic rubber, with the goal of becoming latex-free, though it is
such as balloons and latex gloves
teachers taking part in the
Hacking, chair of the health sciences and community services pro-
be allergic when they learn skills where the use of gloves is neces-
ing, lesson planning, assessing stu-
third phase for the
riences latex problems, said
Most hospital environments are moving towards replacing latex
signs outside training labs. This includes prohibiting latex items
August and centered around teach-
function in a latex-free
one student yearly expe-
ment initiatives. “The conference was very beneficial, I learned more from being
about recent govern-
the sterile gloves.
workers have latex
college and a registered nurse.
department has addressed this problem by posting latex-reduced
focuses on evaluation By
that about 12.5 per cent of
latex-allergy friendly nitrile
Conestoga College’s health science department is trying to eliminate latex, traditionally used in sterile gloves and other medical items, because of concerns over
design student earned
required to incorporate the
extra cash for the summer.
logo, adhere to a given size and incorporate the pic-
Sasha Drumond, was the winner of the Walter Fedy Partnership award by designing a corporate Christmas
tures of foster children.
She competed with about 30 of her classmates and won $200 dollars and a year’s subscription to a
design magazine. The Walter Fedy Partnership
Drumond’s card had a cut-out snowflake on the out and inside with the logo on the inside. The company’s owners conduct the judging.
an architectural and
_ SPOKE, June
she said, adding that breeders want encourto promote their breeds and
The Conestoga recreation centre was filled with meows from 215 cats on May 27 at the 24th annual cat show of the Golden Triangle
age responsible breeding. “Breeders like myself want to promote responsible breeding as
Cat Fanciers Association. This is the first year the cat show has been at Conestoga’s Doon cam-
By Tracy Ford
pus and organizers hoped the change in venue would attract more spectators and competitors. There are 33 breeds of cats available for cat breeders to show and all were represented at the show, which drew crowds of up to
,000 people. Many of the contestants travelled
over North America
cats responsibly the animals should
be spayed or neutered. She said breeders have to be dedicated to the breed and should want
of work to take care of
Bulmer and Jenn Mercer,
both graduates of the recreation and leisure program, co-ordinated
College on May 24 and 25. The event was held in the Sanctuary and provided training supervisors in
as their field place-
ment. They were assisted by Trevor Eagles and Nick Boertien, who are going into their second year of the program. Eagles said he chose the workshop as his field placement because it gave him a of responsibility.
behaviour management, public relations and networking. The goal
of the event was to give the supervisors the opportunity to speak to
in a realistic setting,”
experts in their field skills that will help them train their
“It is a
good hands-on experience
by 26 superby organized
Conestoga students in the recreation and leisure services program.
Boertien agreed, saying organizwas a lot of work but
ing the event
amount of preparing showing pure
There isn’t much money in the said, she business, breeding because backyard breeders can offer cheaper prices. There was a second section to this year’s competition, the household pet competition where anyone could enter a household pet to be judged against other household pets. The competition had disappeared for a few years due to lack of partic-
“Some people household
like to take then-
Bennett said, “so we decided that this year if there were people in the area
household pet, they should be given a chance to do it.” The cats were separated from each other and were only taken
StreeM^aine Coon cat^layswith
said organization of the
event started in February and had taken her about 300 hours to set up. She added that only 210 hours are required to fulfill her field
they were being judged. The cats entered in the pure breed category are judged on the individual body parts of the cats as well as
interested in sending supervisors to
municipalities that offer recreation services and profit and non-profit
organizations that run camps. Supervisors are sent by their organizations, whether it is a private
from 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Thursday. Supervisors were fed breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks, all of which were donated by outside organizations like
Cup and Conestoga who donated pizza.
Topics that were discussed staff,
coaching and risk
management. Sarah Barber,
form the whole cat. The association says
isn’t a perfect cat.
workshop were team building,
supervisor for Elora, said the workshop provided her with ideas she can use to help her organize events in the upcoming summer. Allison Schindler, a recreation
Care Centre in Kitchener, was one of the guest speakers at the workshop. She was asked to speak at the event
therapist at the Trinity Village
supervisor in Elora, Fergus and Belwood, said the event was a
worthwhile experience and she
by Norma McDonald-Ewing, a
in the recreation
impressed by the depth of
and leisure services program, and
information given, especially the
she said she was well suited for the part due to her seven-year experience as a leader for various sum-
or a municipality that
doesn’t offer supervisor training, and the organization is charged $125 per person. The event ran
on behaviour management
and public relations,” she said. Barber works for the Township of Centre Wellington during the Trent attends and summer Peterborough in University through the winter. summer Erin Nudds,
mer camps. She said volunteering at the event was important to her because she has something to offer supervisors in training by sharing her experiences.
Conestoga College rp Co
Quality Policy Conestoga College continually seeks opportunities for improver, ent to
Conestoga College pp
placement. She said most of the work was contacting the organizations listed in the parks and recreation directory to see if they were the workshop.
his favourite cat toy, held
Fanciers owner Julie Cozzarelli, at the Golden Triangle Cat recreation college’s the at show cat Association’s 24th annual
conference provides training
Pattycake and clown noses were a common sight at the second annual Soup’s On supervisor train-
that unless people intend to breed
Not only do
require everyday care but also there
comes into the show,” Bennett “Anyone can enter the show.”
By Laura Czekaj
don’t screen everyone
showing is to like a dog show.
who pay to
ing conference held
hopefully have established breeders as mentors to help them learn
make money,” like to encour-
organization to ensure that ‘backyard breeders’ are not entering. Bennett said that new breeders
media representative for the show, the entrants competed for ribbons but there were no monetary
the show, are not screened
age responsible cat ownership.”
“The win ribbons.
are just in
show. According to Carolyn Bennett,
at recreation centre the cat’s
meet and exceed the needs of our students, employees
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Drug plan costs remain the same CSI drug plan rates
Bookstore’s best sellers not just books By Petra Lampert Conestoga College’s bookstore has more to offer than just books clothing and computer soft-
$71 .68 per year
ware top the bookstore’s best ers’
By Mike Radatus
including oral contraceptives, to a maximum of $2,000 per insured person.
Conestoga students will not have pay more money than last year for the Conestoga Students Inc. to
Students get up to a 20 per cent discount on eyewear if purchased
prescription drug plan.
through a network of practitioners
Michael, vice-president of student affairs for the CSI, formerly the Doon Students Association,
released this year’s drug plan at a
Benefits include an
board of directors meeting May 24. Michael said the price of the drug
80 per cent coverage for prescription drugs,
plan will remain at $71.68 and probably won’t go up in the future,
contraceptives, to a
All full-time students are eligible for the drug plan that is underwritten
Michael said he believes the drug plan
The coverage period of
beneficial to students.
Last year, from Sept. is
year to Aug. 31 of
the next year.
Benefits include an 80 per cent coverage for prescription drugs,
Graphics student wins postcard design contest
Aug. 31, 1999, there was a total of $119,507 claimed by students on the drug plan; this year from Aug. 31 to April 1, there has been $75,726 claimed by students.
By Donna Ryves
sells books for and continuing education
until late in the
Therefore, the statistics show students are saving more money.
Loose fitting hospital pants, which always sell well, says
be posted in mid August.
“It will definitely
pass the year before because students are more familiar with the way the plan
works,” said Michael. Students who have a card with the old DSA logo on it can still use the card even though incoming stu-
card with the
sense to make more cards to replace the old ones. We’re trying to cut costs as much “It
$17.95, and Hot
Collection T-shirts cost
$16.99 and $18.95. Sweatshirts and windbreakers bearing Conestoga’s logo sell for $27.95 and $45.99, respectively. Other items with the college logo include Outbound knapsacks
as possible,” he said.
which start at $29.95 and crested caps which sell for $11.99. AH
who have insurance from an outside source or are covered from their parents’ or spouse’s
items are available in a variety of colours and sizes.
company can opt
Students can also buy other items like magazines, gum, mouse pads,
In order to opt out of the college’s plan, students must show proof of
birthday cards and day planners.
coverage from another insurance
Computer software is priced five to 50 per cent below
The booklists courses are not
made available summer and will
the bookstore’s busiest
far is in
Day, during the first week of classes, Kelly says. Kelly recommends students
come in prior to Labour Day, or even during Orientation Week, to avoid the lineups which often reach outside the store.
For security reasons, students are required to check their bags at the entrance while they shop.
The bookstore permits returns within two weeks with a receipt and software can be returned if it is
unopened. Beginning June
Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The bookstore is
located in the main building
through door No.
received a scanner because
She won a Snapscan 1212 scanand Conestoga College
more than 20 people competing. Lisa King, a first-year graphic design student, won the Canadian Goid award for Agfa's city-in-apostcard photography contest.
and there is a limit of one software package per student.
Michael said that at the rate it is going there will be more money claimed this year than there was
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per insured person
Students must present their stuID to purchase the software
Items such as hospital pants, Tshirts and sweatshirts are extremely popular among students, says Vanda Kelly, book-
dents will have a
Students can add a spouse or child for an additional $71.68.
regular retail prices for registered students, staff and faculty.
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There were 3,000 entries worldwide with about 200 being Canadian competitors. The students had to visually depict in a postcard the city in living or study-
which they were
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King’s picture was taken in
Dundee an older
and depicts sitting under old-
in a hair salon
fashioned hair dryers.
“Everybody in New Dundee knows her. She walks around town and people who have lived there for about 10 years know her,” King said.
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Cruise combats chaos between Cruise and Scott at the end of the film is by far the best directed and most exciting scene in the movie. It will have you holding your breath and clinging to the edge of your seat. The final
By Petra Lampert
Cruise returns as special
agent Ethan Hunt in the movie Mission: Impossible 2 and leads his IMF team on a mission to capture a deadly
nothing short of
Band covers songs by
Mission: Impossible 2 delivers
Ving Rhames (Bringing Out the Dead) joins Cruise for this sequel and reprises his role as resident computer genius. Thandie Newton
scenery throughout the movie pro-
thrilling, fast-paced, intense blaz-
vides the perfect backdrop and
ing action and suspense. Simply
(Beloved) plays the beautiful professional thief Cruise must recruit
for the mission.
directed by John who once again
played by Dougray
The movie opens with
receives the call for his mission.
and furious, this film maintains a steady and suspenseful pace right up until the fast
not to mention
seveninch singles during tenure, Braid
breathtaking ending. There are many surprising twists
and turns as the plot thickens. The
Battle of the
sure. Cruise has never looked better.
The motorcycle chase scene
The lineup for the Battle of Bands was decided May 26. Tripping Stone won the last entry round to advance to the Battle of Bands
band which plays FIX and
Starving Friday to
become the last
band to qualify for the competition
Cruise plays Ethan Hunt
M:l-2. In the opening scene he climbs while on vacation. in
Vol. I contains all
band’s last studio song recorded in May 1999. None of the tracks on Movie Music Vol. I have ever been
songs from various label compilations and six cover songs. Braid familiar transform eloquently songs, adding the band’s beautifulmusical straight-forward ly approach, and take them to another
.UNIT, Rich, The Stone Stone, Tripping Prophets and Astrokick. The winner will receive studio time and a cash reward of up to
The album reveals a diverse sound, ranging from punk tracks to more elaborate guitar-laden songs bringing together every imaginable genre. They cover songs by the bands that inspired them most.
of Braid’s seven-inch recordings in chronological order, as well as the
CD. Movie Music Vol.
Aug. 22, 1999, at Mabel’s in Champaign, 111., with Sarge. However, they also surprised fans by throwing an unannounced show in their hometown of Chicago the
at Kitchener club V
mostly cover songs, beat
source tapes. The two
Braid played their final show
contain 36 songs.
Cruise performs most of his own stunts throughout the film and it is easy to see that he’s in top physi-
By Mike Radatus
of the orig-
1993, tracks laid
famous recording engineer Steve Albini’s pad in 1995 and an alternate version of Roses in the Car remixed by Travis Morrison from
Although everyone in- Braid the band was dissolving, the two CDs, Movie Music Vol. I and Movie Music Vol. II, were a high priority. It took the band nearly two
the earliest recordings in
some of late
tively during high-speed chases.
as a final tribute to the band.
years to track
with unreleased tracks, compilations, split singles and cover songs
of the star. Amazingly, Cruise’s hair always looks perfect, and even manages to flow seduc-
Burt Bacharach. No word of a lie.
Cruise fans will be delighted to see that there are a lot of close-up
length albums and
Smiths and the
effects and camera angles used are
cal shape. Cruise’s cool
ning scene of a vacationing Hunt mountain climbing and nearly plummeting to his death before he
By Ray Bowe
with a huge Polyvinyl Records bang.
has done a spectacular job. Woo’s
and others, plus other unreleased material
ing the fast-paced action, chase and fight scenes. The special
Scott (Ever After) from releasing the virus and causing
talent for direction is evident dur-
Cruise’s mind as he races from sunny Australia to Spain to stop the villain,
of the band posted a
note on their
has been the greatest experience of all our lives, but all of the work has taken a bit too much of a toll on our creative
output and most importantly, on our friendship. So rather than sacrifice
our care and respect for each we decided to put an end to
was pulling us apart. This also clears the way for us to start anew and pursue other musiexactly what
Movie Music Vol.
an excellent band, one to be put down in the history books as one of the best bands of the ‘90s. There goes another one.
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