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34th Year

— No.

1

Conestoga College, Kitchener January

What’s Inside

7,

2002

Let

Snider wins

it

ride

second award By Nicole Childs

system, which

is

widely used by

the industry to replenish materi-

Perian has done

Perian

it

Snider,

again! a

als.

management student at Conestoga College was named winner of the K.C. Holness Award in November at a conference in materials

Toronto.

Snider said she was very hon-

oured to be chosen for the award, which is given annually to a mate-

management student. The award is sponsored by APICS, which is the educational rials

CSI serves up new events.

society for resource

management.

The

non-profit organization is dedicated to providing learning opportunities in support of the effective use of resources in the manufacturing and service industries.

Snider was also the winner of a an international con-

trip to attend

ference in San Antonio from Oct.

27

from APICS and

from the

Purchasing Management

recipi-

to 3 1 ent of half a $1,000 scholarship

Association of Canada.

The K. C. Holness Award is given to a student who has shown academic performance the APICS body of knowledge,

excellent in

leadership skills and an exceptional level of APICS involvement.

community

Students reveal

New

Year’s resolutions.

PAGES

service,

The award is named in honour of Ken Holness, who developed a

who was

Holness,

third-year

a long-time

supporter and contributor to the

Ontario Grand Valley region VIII of

Chapter

APICS, died of

cancer in 1985. Shortly after his death, the K.C. Holness Company established a trust fund with the interest being

awarded annually to a student. She believes she won the award because of her commitments to the association and her commitment to the materials management program. Snider is president of the APICS Ontario Grand Valley District affiliated Student chapter at Conestoga student. and an The Ontario Grand Valley Chapter members in Brantford, serves

A

Waterloo Region, Guelph, Stratford, Walkerton, Elmira, Goderich,

Mount

Forest, Orangeville, Fergus,

Listowel, St.Marys, Palmerston and Milverton. The award was presented at an

A new

survey sponsored by the

Millennium Scholarship Foundation shows that money from government

which the

entire

Valley district

8

was

Ontario Grand on Nov.

invited,

World-renowned speakers from were present and Snider

the industry said

she enjoyed hearing Senator the Sept. 1

Bob Dole spe^ about

Condors

high over Steaua. fly

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by

Associates,

Ekos

Research

polled

1,524

Canadian post-secondary school students and found that a significant number of students 22 and

woodworking By Shannon McBride

for

Millennium

the

Foundation Alex Usher said gov-

ernment financial assistance programs assume that everyone

from

is

getting sup-

to

Skills

both the employer and the prospective apprentice.

The site, which was launched last month in Conestoga College's woodworking centre, provides a

launch

matching service for apprentices and employers. The site was originally available for Halton Region

skilled

is

site

now being

offered

in

important as a university degree. The new Web site was made possible primarily through a partner-

Canada Skills between and Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC).

Ontario

attend post-secondary institutions.

tions.

know

workers in Ontario. Zehr it is important to let kids that skills are as viable and

ship

who have

to post a

registered

vacan-

on the

Zehr attended the

that

an appropri-

post-secondary

dren’s

added

available, an

employers are able

Carl

of apprenticesearch.com and said the venture is important because there is a shortage of

When

assistance from their parents to

offi-

Mayor

becomes

Canada.

ate position

dates

Senior policy and research

is

ticeships.

new Web

Skills

educa-

make

employers?”

dedicated to con-

the

age of 22 can apply for aid with-

income

are they going to

with

necting tradespeople with appren-

Canada

Waterloo Region. The matching service is an interactive one that is maintained by

reporting parental

“How else

a great interest in projects like this across Canada because it benefits

Ontario, the promoters of

provide reasons why some piu-ents aren't supporting their chil-

than a third of students 22 and younger aren't receiving financial

skilled

Beselaere said. Beselaere explained that there

according

That’s

cy for an apprenticeship and can be contacted with appropriate candi-

more

the

in

click closer.

son officer for the foundation, said there are no concrete data to

But. statistics also found

involved

contact

apprentice registered on the site is notified of that match. Likewise,

tance from their parents.

site

opportunities for apprentices one

and

their parents.

brings

So, they reduce those student assistance packages accordingly. “Furthermore, students over the

out

Web students

and end up with more money than they need,” Usher said. Sheamus Murphy, student liai-

older are receiving financial assis-

»nd

Canada promotes

Skills

Apprenticesearch.com

port

year

member-

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

tragedy.

cer

free

ships to the Institute of Electronics (IEEE).

trades.

under the age of 22

survey, conducted over a

and received

.

to the students

The

the competition

conference in Toronto, to

APICS

assistance programs

may be going who need it least.

won

Hooper,

Paris,

Government ignores needy students: survey Canadian

Matt Loschrnann, a first-year electronics technology student, helps his robot through' 'an obstacle cdufg^lh’ttre wdd^^ working centre on Dec. 12. Students of the digital fundamentals class were required to build a robot from a Lego kit that would drive itself through' the pre-designed course. Loschmann’s group, which included Scott Charron and Luke

HRDC port

funded and provided supapprenticesearch.com as

for

part of

its

ongoing

effort to create

jobs for Canadians.

Besides providing the appren-

match

service,

online service.

ticeship

Greg Beselaere. communications manager for Skills Canada Ontario,

site is a also a great

said the

Web

site will

be great for

the

Web

resource for

tradespeople and employers in the

community.


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— SPOKE, Jan. 1

,

2002

New year packed By Tannis Wade

Now up

However,

life.

mean

with additional charges for those

doesn't just

this

(CSI)

Inc.

list of events planned January and February. ViceGinny of activities president Hawkrigg said she would bring

has a large for

of the

tried, tested

and

have been success-

true events that

leaving residence at

time to

is

it

studying.

lot

is

swing of school

Conestoga Students

back a

bus

7:30 a.m. on Jan. 18 to give students a full day of outdoor adventure. The flat rate is $40 per person

that students are all rested

get back into the

A

said.

after the holidays,

who

require equipment rentals.

The week of Jan. 21 another popCanadian comic is performing in the Sanctuary. Anyone interested in comedy will definitely recognize the name of this great performer. ular

It is

who

Rick Bronson,

four appearances Just for

He

has

made

prestigious

at the

Laughs comedy

Montreal.

ful in the past.

festival in

takes the stage at the

This week, there is a pub-crawl A pub-crawl is simply a

college to brave the audience Jan.

leaving from residence tak-

For those who enjoyed the Utopia pub night in the Sanctuary at the end of November, the CSI is planning another event of that style

planned.

bus

trip

ing students to a variety of bars in the

K-W

region.

Dan Valkos

Psychic

will return to

the college the second

He

week back.

23.

for the

An

have his usual spot set up in the Sanctuary at noontime, where students can go up and ask

that

three questions free of charge.

for

will

“Once thing about

the

is

I

am

ski

really excited

trip

planned

to

Hawkrigg

Mountain,”

Talisman

.

is

at

the polar plunge.

Feb.

the college

lot

of interest

It is

scheduled

always sparks a

pond school. Brave members

7

outside

running leap into the frigid temperatures of Conestoga’s pond in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. If you like to talk about sex or you are just looking for an entertaining show. Sue Johanson is coming back to the college Feb. 12. Her show last year was a huge success packed into the students as Sanctuary to see Canada’s expert on sex. Are you ready to rumble? The

most

at

the

behind the of the CSI, students and maybe even staff of the college will take a

offered

event

exciting

through the CSI

year

this

the

is

WreslteMania show in March. “Though we have offered other wrestling events

the

in

w^

past,

have never gone to WrestleMania,” said Hawkrigg. “It has only come to Canada

once before so the CSI

end of January.

annual event

with exciting activities

about offering a bus

Toronto

A

to see

is

trip

excited

down

to

it.”

price has not yet been deter-

Tickets should be available in the

Ginny Hawkrigg, vice-president of activities for the CSI, organizes and helps out at most of the events planned by the CSI. She is pictured here assisting at the CSI Utopia event that ran Nov. 29 in

CSI

the Sanctuary.

mined

for the tickets,

which

will

include the bus ride to the event.

by early February.

office

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SPOKE, Jan.

7,

2002

— Page 3

Students resolve to improve study habits By Julianna Kerr It’s

that

time again

-

time

to

promise ourselves how much we’ll change this year. Time to promise ourselves

how much

harder we’ll

work. Time to promise ourselves we’ll stick to that

we

really

It’s

tions

want

time for

one

little

New

is

ready.

one of

tions into action a

his resolu-

early this

little

sometime around November. “I quit smok-

year,

But that all

the end of

isn’t

tackle

well

and

improvement

in

get

regular

2002.

ule of

Almost everyone surveyed

Jacobs

for

my

attain,”

to pass

to

working

“And

student

keeping her resolutions

is

easy.

I

want

to drink a lot less.”

easier to quit.”

Lee McLeod, a second-year general business student, also plans to

computer program-

quit smoking. “It

said.

tried

unsuccess-

chocolate bars

smoking year. She

fully

1

said

Weigel

made

the past.

administration

make any

program,

resolutions

last

He

said

year. This year is different.

he thinks he’ll be a success goals he has set for himself.

Come check

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she

hopes

stick

to

at the

it

last

“I

said

“Bad pa.st

it’s

my

year.

bad habits” he

it

in the past, so

I

know

that

I

Lowndes the

is

said he has had success with

resolutions,

he

has

announced

his

intentions

waiting to quit until

holiday season, as she

thinks she’ll have

more success.

^Christmas is stressful,” she said. “The time off after makes it

to

friends.

“Once you’ve, said

it

in front

of

people, you have to stick to

it.”

McLeod

us out online!

is

now

online at

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke Updated every Monday, come

visit

for the latest college, entertainment

us

and

sports news, as well as games, puzzles, weather and reference links.

said.

habits arc interesting.”

mostly because already

can,” she said.

after

like

He

to this

time.

done

much money,” he bad for you.” doesn’t want to give

costs too

“And

But McLeod up too much this

quit

to

“I’ve

the police foundations/law and

didn’t

said

at least

Lowndes

security

Morrow

gym

to the

Beth

in

Sarah

go

First-year

Eric Weigel, a first-year student

out,” he said.

to

And maybe try to cut down on how many

school

sched-

want

student

in

a

“I

three or four times a week,” he said.

ming

she has usually

do

on

my

all

tests.

Morrow

this

First-year early childhood education

want courses and start studying “I

kept the resolutions she has

want

“I

you can

set goals

.said.

eat!”

year.

hopes and big plans of self-

she

Jacobs plans

to

stu-

had resolutions

dent, actually put

Year’s resolu-

dents have high

for

“You

year.

Craig Jacobs, a first-year business materials management stu-

ing,” he said.

Conestoga College

thing

to do.

and Conestoga

new

for the


A year remember

to

year. As a Year’s had a special meaning for many people this by, 2001 will definitely gone year the of events the on reflect time to

New

be a year that no one will forget. global changes, both good and bad. It was a year of dramatic in U.S. history in 2001 that the worst terrorist attacks

was

It

remember where they were when they heard

occurred. Everyone will that

four commercial

World Trade Center thousands,

were hijacked, two crashing

jetliners

New

in

plane

third

with the

into the

City, toppling both towers, killing

York

slamming

into

the

Pentagon

m

Washington and the fourth crashing into a Pennsylvania field on a The attack led to a coming together of nations to fight terrorism responsible. man the for manhunt worldwide a global scale and World Trade Center attacks weren’t bad enough, addi-

And

the

if

tional attacks

on the U.S. occurred

anthrax, taking the lives of

On

the political front,

1

1

form of the deadly virus

in the

people.

2001 marked a year of changes and opportu-

Canada and abroad. Canada, resignations abounded as Lucien Bouchard resigned as Quebec premier and leader of the Parti Quebecois and was replaced by Bernard Landry. Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day announced nity in

In

his plan to resign as the leader of the

Canadian Alliance and Ontario U.S., George

Premier Mike Harris is also stepping down. And in the W. Bush, after a long election recount, was sworn in as

CANADA “HELPS” THE U.S. BEEF UP BORDER SECURITY.

the President

of the United States.

Sharon defeated Ehud Barak Blair and the Labor Party Tony Minster the Israel election and Prime

Internationally, right-wing leader Ariel in

won

the British election.

The former Yugoslavia president Slobodan Milosevic was handed over to the UN international war crimes tribunal in The Hague to face former head of trial for crimes against humanity, becoming the first antistate to be brought before such a tribunal. Canada introduced new Scotia Nova and power more police give to legislation terrorism became the first Canadian jurisdiction to recognize homosexual cou-

ples Tor such purposes as income-tax' benefits. Unfortunately, 2001 was not in favour of the

working man, as large companies such as Boeing, Nortel, Air Canada, GM, Bombardier and Canada 3000 announced layoffs and job losses that totaled in the tens

Mad rush

worth of Firestone

tires,

a U.S.

Motor Co. recalled $2 Supreme Court ruled that

Napster must stop trade in copyrighted music and

Sam

the

Record

It is quite funny how panicky people got with last-minute Christmas shopping. Just walking around the store and hearing little segments of conversations as I

ees

walked by people was

stories

one

in the store,” is

from one to her

flustered

husband,

I

Tina

mall empty-handed.

Wesson, a part-time nurse from Tennessee, became a millionaire

in the

episode of Survivor in

II

and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s

more than 500

theatres across

Canada, setting box-

line

talking

commonly

also

is

heard

I

my mom

and dad

when they come home from

the

Christmas where

I

almost laughed

because of

shown

office records.

the

In Canada, Astronaut Chris Hadfield, adorned with a patch designed by a Conestoga College student, became the first Canadian to walk in

woman. I was walking out of Wal-Mart

won gold medals at the World figure-skating championships. On a negative note, more than 300 demonstrators were arrested after clashes with riot police in Quebec City at the Summit of the Americas and human cloning was

at

space, and Jamie Sale and David Pelletier

also a big issue as Britain

become

tion tc

announced

it

the first country to ban

Massachusetts said

it

has cloned the

would bring forward legislait. Advanced Technology in

first

human embryo and

Italian

frustration

when

all

The woman were

was

a year

which none of us

will forget.

it

raised her hands up

of her head as

in pain

thing

it

of a sudden they both

to the side

So as we prepare for the year 2002, we look back on 2001 and remember a year filled with incredible highs and incredible lows. But agree that no matter where you were in the world last year,

this

and

if

said, “That’s

I

anymore.”

They hadn’t even bought anyyet because their hands were empty, but it seemed as if they were leaving. I

just kept

in

wearing a

little

times

of

ple

Christmas

tell

bound

friends of

their

work-

.

your

during

you

shopping,

to see repeat faces

about that guy at Fairview

all

tomers they know they will be

duck At

The checkout

were

lines

like

felt

I

the cus-

should have been

I

I

had

least

he said sorry, but

I

think

licence.

standing and waiting at each one.

ally sold anything, or if he

surprises

me

with

those

all

more bumped off a lot

Many

doesn’t

stuff

One

shelf and broken.

thing

that

Some

walk around.

would

just

ground

at the

tionally

inten-

and have a hidden sign

and samples, and people next store.

I

some people

off their

Now

an

will

At

is

like to

show

guess

and bustle oveq everything hopefully get back to normal. that the hustle is

least until Easter.

mainly funded from September Inc.

in this

to

May by

a pay-

(CSI) in exchange for the

insertion of advertising in the paper.

expressed

in the

mall for a reason, but

eventful place to be around the

Keeping Conestoga College connected

drop them on the

of Christmas definitely

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the

ignorance.

ware. are

find

littering

They have garbage bins

somewhere that says, “You break it, you buy it.” I was tiptoeing around and still almost knocked over some glass-

The malls

was

were handing out

stores

flyers

up

didn’t

I

were showing by

not even for sale that you have to

it

he actu-

ground.

with extra Christmas decorations

they clutter

if

funny was the disrespect people

get

stores clutter their places

Maybe

wonder

also

I

just there playing around?

people shopping in the stores that a

I

should have asked to see his

just

ridiculous, with at least 10 people

It

to

that thing a couple of times.

ment from Conestoga Students

is

are

working

as well.

How

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of

population of

wearing feathers because

walking past them out

into the food court

to

a

shelves stocked for

she it,

my hometown

in

Park mall shooting the helicopter?

business

stopped and turned around.

can’t take

all

my own

mall than there

The employees are really put to the test in December to keep the

the

Fairview Park mall behind

couple minding

embryologist Dr. Severino Antinori announced his intention to begin cloning human beings.

we can

by

as if there are

in the

7,000, and I always see someone I know. If you visit the same mall a cou-

bet employ-

who work

getting.

right in a couple’s face

living

are

laugh-

place.

did have one close call this

I

in

seems

Hanover with

their

shoppers

It

more people

mall must have some great

frantic

last

holidays.

face

a

should, be

assume.

awards, including best picture and best actor (Russell Crowe).

That line

I

hilarious.

woman

heard from

Stone opened

my

ing in

it

my

and barely hold-

ter.

Man, once Canada’s top music retailer, filed for bankruptcy. In entertainment. Rapper Sean “Puffy” Combs was acquitted on charges of gun possession and bribery. Gladiator won five academy

final

on

grin

as

has

Christmas

that

“It’s in their flyer,

Also, Indigo books took over Chapters, Ford

not

are

over at

come and gone.

of thousands.

billion

now

busy

malls

the

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is

MS Word

file

and should be clearly written

would be

helpful. Subrtiissions

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The winter blahs

Knee problems a curse

can be avoided

I

have a problem

not wish on

My The holidays

many

are over and

students are asking themselves the

There many more

same question; what now?

sons to celebrate

After the holidays,

many

students

ter

semester can be better than the if you give it a chance.

because

Firstly, just

mean going

doesn’t

enjoying the fresh

semester of the year.

The second

semester. But fear not.

first

optimistic,

winter

of the

the

can

more of a

outside and

air is out

you are and

If

creative

winter

it’s

rea-

second

the

depressed because of the winand the beginning of a ncU^

feel

are

be

thrill

to special events, shop, walk,

that

1

would

knees pop out of joint.

thing and before I can blink. I’m on the floor.

everywhere and, most recently, at

almost painless because my kneecap would pop right back in. However, over the years the pop-’ ping has become less frequent but

the

do.

slipped on

tography darkroom, the

slip caus-

figure out.

much more

painful and lengthy.

ing the dislocation.

happened

explain what exactly

two or three times

I’ve been told that my thigh muscles and tendons are not pro-

First,

I’ll

When my

happens.

leg

moves

to

If you look at winter as a chance to catch up on things missed during

kneecap decides to dislocate itself from its proper place and jump to

Many

people refuse to go outside is

it

they think

too cold or because

won’t do them any good. Well, it can. The sun gives us Vitamin D and can help treat minor depression

it

among

other things.

busy summer, there will be

the

many

staying

If

Due

inside

during

stormy days of winter option, there are

do

the

only

is the

fun things to

still

semester has a one-week break in the middle,

mind off of the weather. Cook a good meal, clean the house or watch a favourite

which

movie.

Secondly,

this

makes

seem

it

shorter.

Instead of being in September and

having only Christmas

ward

to,

break

in

look for-

to

we can

look forward to the February.

Thirdly, the next season in the

yearly cycle

spring. Instead of

is

we can

dreading winter,

anticipate

spring. In about three short

months

the birds will chirp, the flowers will

bloom, the

trees will

grass will grow. Spring ter to

bud and the is

much bet-

look forward to than winter.

take

to

the

The options

are endless.

The

ond semester doesn’t have

sec-

to feel

many long

the beginning of

like

months of school. It can be an excuse to do something for yourself, rather

Look

the outer part of

things to do.

than for everybody else.

months as a time to do what you want to do. Whatever it takes to get by the at

the winter

happened

It’s I

or do anything else that feels good.

because

What

The popping first began when was 12 and it was quick and

where.

all inexpensive ways to have fun when there is snow on the ground.

skating arc

walking down stairs? What if it happens when I’m driving on the 401?

happens when I’m I’m older? People have asked me to hold their baby and I’ve promptly told them 1 must be sitting if 1

an angle that the muscles connecting to my knee don’t like, my

music

turn to

And

read a

listen to

I’ll

reach for some-

question. Tobogganing, skiing and

good book,

when

worst enemy.

they pop out unexpectedly, without warning, any time, any-

than a downer.

Go

my

my

to

my

leg.

leg suddenly being

bent and placed

in

an awkward

have to fall over onto the floor and my natural reflex is position,

I

immediately grab my knee. As mentioned, it used to just pop right back in, but nowadays. I’m having to manually push my kneecap back into its proper posi-

water

process that can take up to 30 or 40 seconds. The longer it takes for

me

tion, the

more

to correct the dislocait

hurts and swells

afterwards.

doesn’t matter what I’m doing. There have been times It

in the

It’s

I

some pho-

at night clubs,

work, a dozen times home, etc. So, you might be thinking, wear a brace on the knee. Well, did I mention it’s both knees? I invested $80 in a sport brace with flex-

I’ve seen specialists who’ve said problems with knees are hard to

portionate in the

at

knee cap. I’ve gone to physical therapy and been told that strengthening my muscles would help. But it still happened and the theory was

ible rods

down

during a

gym

wore it few years back, and the other knee dislocatthe sides,

class a

ed.

And

I

know

I

...

could be starv-

ing or homeless or even be with-

out the use of

my

legs. But, as a

friend pointed out to the not to

me

recently,

from a

is

it’s going worth complaining

happening all always have to fall over and grab my knee, it can consume my every thought. What if it happens when I’m it

I

soon.

resolutions year

So,

it’s

do

it’s

think of

Whether

everyone seems to have the

risky

However, I can’t think of one resI have ever kept past two

weeks.

always

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starts

myself that

the resolution if start

out the same way.

it

out great and

fully for the first

After that,

I

kills I

I

will

keep

me. Things

stick to

it

faith-

week.

tend to start dwin-

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longer keeping

I

know

my

it. I’m no promise to

we promise

and could require additional

My

only saving grace

about you, but

be no

Why

me.

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my

opinion,

I

think that wait-

new

I

I

don’t

year

know

happy want to

I felt

didn’t

So this year, I decided I wasn’t going to conform, I was going to be different. There was going to

Why?

ing to change something in the

this

myself.

change.

new year?

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transform ourselves

changing myself.

I think my problem with the whole New Year’s resolution is that everyone expects you to have

beginning of a

to

with the coming of a new year? I’m sick of feeling pressured into

with

do we feel the need to promise to do something at the

it?

you To

something you probably don’t really want to do anyway. The whole idea of resolutions doesn’t appeal to me. Why must

myself.

one.

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an

surgeries for years.

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at

simply procrastiabout nating

best of intentions.

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not

a

me, waiting to smoking, quit for example, is

smoking,

quit

to

it’s

lose weight, exercise or eat health-

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moment

New

Year’s resolutions begin to falter.

ier,

a waste of

is

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in

I could opt for surgery, but I’ve heard that having knee surgery is

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time.

about that time where the

driving

was

accident and the force of the hit dislocated my knee.

date

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well into 2002 and

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when

And

hard to stick to

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worry about

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ways they con-

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eventually

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displayed during Vancouver rocker

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The Dec.

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at the Lyric.

show was

one

just

stop on Naked's Canadian tour to

promote her latest CD Purge, which features the punchy rock and roll hit, I Love Myself Today. Although Naked sports a new performance has I found her set to be Just as energetic and crowdpleasing as the two I have seen in past years.

newest release, old favourites such as Daddy’s Getting Married had the

rather small, but enthused crowd. Although I am not a fan of the

entire floor singing along.

band, many

the show,

Naked

Bif

Naked breezed through what

(Internet photo)

making

it

when MC’s Yas and Bobby gave

fans into

sound, but drew their

the

a rather diverse

However, Bif Naked stole the show out from under her opening acts when she took the stage. Naked’s latest album has yet to

promote their November release Bad Dreams, took the stage to a

be released south of the border, after a decision to release Purge in Canada six months before the

crowd took

the

in

notice of their performance,

London-based

American date. Though Naked has Canadian tour dates, she

rockers

rap

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Project

the

stage

and played to a slightly larger group of fans. Though their set seemed to be a

Opening bands Project Wyze and Swollen Members’ rap stylings were a bit of a contrast to Naked’s

bit

the

loud,

too

highlight

of

Wyze’s performance came

Project

crowd an impressive display of

freestyle rap.

crowd. Swollen Members, also on tour to

own

played energy to rival Naked’s stage-darting performance.

remained the same.

own

seemed to be a short set, belting out songs from her three full-length albums she has released over the last five years. Even though many in the crowd were not familiar with some of the material played from

Despite the departure of Naked’s previous drummer, her band sounded tight and well-rehearsed and dis-

haircut, her live

show

high-energy

off

still

will

soon be performing in the U.S. Tour dates, release information and more can all be found on

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roles in the past.

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known

as

the

fresh Prince of Men in Black,

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but he has turned

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2002— Page

By Daniel Roth

become more

intimate.

Luckiest day: January

By Daniel Roth

You may develop

a

new

respect for a boss or pro-

Happy Birthday Capricorn!

Aries:

March

In Ihc

beginning of the year, you will

be Ibrced

Many

ered, but

if

21

April 19

-

make

to

a tough decision.

factors will have to be consid-

you follow your

you

intuition

September 23

October 22 With all of the busyness in your life, the beginning of the year may have you feeling all lied up. You should be paying close attention to your financial situation Libra:

be

will

fine.

-

also.

the late spring, everything will be going your

way. You will have

where you may

in a situation

The winter

summer you

May 20

The beginning of

the year

be a

may

are being pulled can avoid stress by keeping

the fall, you are feeling tied up again. You have to learn to lake more time for yourself. Don’t feel bad if you can’t help everyone.

will

Luckiest month: September.

going to

is

you

in all directions.

You

projects and events

all

well organized.

The early summer will bring fortune and success. Your good luck will continue through the summer you having a very prosperous

will result in

Aries:

The winter months will bring a sudden change, which could force you to look in another direction. Luckiest month: December

2E

May

21

June 21

-

You

follow.

life to

will not be able to control

happen

the events that

in the

beginning

of the year.

By

summer, you could feel as if a great weight has been lifted from your shoulders and you have finally been set free from something that has been bothering you for quite some time. A swift and unusual change in the summer will lead you into a very good fall, with the further development of a relationship. the start of

November

-

By

you will be able to reap the rewards you worked hard for. Everything will be going your way in the summer; you will be feeling very relaxed and loved. PeSple around you will be arguing in the fall. You will have nothing to do with the situation, but everyone seems to want you to fix the probspring,

friends

Luckiest month: July.

November

22

in

which could by the summer.

the spring,

instinct,

going to be faced with a situahave to choose what you want. go with your intuition for the

July 22

-

you may

In the start of the year,

feel little

spring will bring great joy and happiness.

The seem

will

as though everything

change

remember change

is

to

will

coming

is

going your way,

summer.

the

in

It

keep a positive outlook on

If

you

life

the

spring. Life has laid out a path for

you

Watch You could

fall. If you think positively, things bad as they could be. won’t Luckiest month: October.

be as

Aquarius: January 20

You

will

sion

ativity.

in

-

be faced with a major decibeginning of the year.

the

A

August 22

Relationships with friends and family

choose what you

you have

to negotiate or

it

seem

be the mediator

as though

you may feel as though you have to back on people in order to maintain a

In the fall,

Pisces: February 19

The fall is going to be very busy. As a result of being busy with activities you are going to feel tired. Rely on your friends to help you out.

A

September 22

You

beginning of the year

will start the

by rearranging issues in your life. As the year progresses, you will be presented with an award or will have a great sense of

summer, you

tunities to increase little lost in

work out

the

little

feel as several issues in

exploding at the

You

feeling a

will

same

March 20

-

flourish late

at

will

way

fall,

know

If

you

are feel-

that things will

they are supposed

to.

later in the

month.

June -

a

December 22

January 19

force you to find two friends are at war, each may come to you for

is

advice.

hesitate to ask a friend for help.

Luckiest day: January

Cancer: June 22

-

If

difficult.

Luckiest day: January

July 22

7.

- August 22 Gossip and rumours may surround your life over the next while. You can avoid embarrassment and conflict by being honest

and up-front with people.

you are

having trouble with something, don’t

8.

You may have to watch your finances more closely this week. Making sure they are balanced will save you from a headache. Luckiest day: January

Getting back into a routine

going to be

7.

Aquarius: January 20 February 18 Poor diet or lack of sleep and exercise may be causing physical and emotional exhaustion. Help and support from friends and family are needed to restore your energy. Luckiest day: January 10.

M

Pisces:

February

19

If close relationships with,

and family are going well, they are about to get even better. friends

You

are in for a surprise.

Luckiest day: January 13.

August Virgo: September 22

You

will

become

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Luckiest month: November. Leo: July 23

21

surrounding

be good.

you may have conflict and stress around you. Try to separate yourself from any neg-

December

Capricorn:

also be signing a contract or legal doc-

trapped in the

may

Sagittarius: -

coming

Luckiest day: January 12.

Events out of your control have you feeling

October 23

Scorpio:

November 2

around someone who is acting quite juvenile. Don’t hesitate to distance yourself from anyone who would use gossip against you.

out for any legal matters in the summer.

In the fall,

spring,

May

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ument.

tight.

11

Luckiest day: January 13.

to follow.

of an outcast. Finances are also a

mV

7.

Luckiest day: January 12.

Leo: July 23

Luckiest month: November.

are in store for a very tumultuous

Luckiest day: January

7.

best result.

December 22 - January 19 What may seem like an unlucky start to the year will progress into a good

year.

like a bit

coming

In the fall you are tion where you will

Use your

better.

feel a little bit lonely

Luckiest month: February.

You

be feeling down.

minutes to yourself for relaxation. Luckiest day: January 12.

you are going to have to deal will a lot of conflict and negative issues. If you think positively, you will handle the situations

is

- May 20 you are still stressed out from the busy holidays, know your time of rest is coming. To help relieve tension, take a few

someone new. Sagittarius:

that better times are

a friend for advice.

If

relationship

Capricorn:

Cancer: June 22

who may

Conflict

is

April

Know

ahead. Don’t be afraid to approach

Taurus: April 20

2

will be fiow-

ing in the beginning of the year.

Change make you

-

alone.

Conflict

In the start of the year

Fate has laid out a path for your

21

Luckiest day: January

December 2 Gemini:

March

going your way. You are going to have a very good week. Try to help out any

lem.

fall.

but

Year, and the new you may have trouble celebrating your birthday the way you would like. Rest assured better days are ahead.

Everything

Your creative energies

feel like

bit stressful. It

New

with the

.semester,

has you feeling trapped and

life

enhancing a relationship with

will be

a friend or family member.

Scorpio: October 23 -

of the chaos involved

all

You may be presented with an award or have a Over the

By

feel tied up.

change in all areas of your life. Know that it is fate working for you and there is nothing you can do to change anything. Luckiest month: October. will bring great

Taurus: April 20

With

great sense of achievement in the spring.

lots to celebrate.

Around the middle of summer, you may run into some financial difficulties. You could find yourself

and

-

October 22 All the business in your

T By

September 23

Libra:

Luckiest month: January.

13.

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fessor.

Predictions for the year 2002

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made

soccer team

comeback

a

minute

after deflecting a shot

position

and

Hill

got his foot on the ball and lightly kicked a groundball into the

Djokovic held onto the ball while being

stretched out his leg and cepted a pass from his opponent,

inter-

corner of the net.

slow But the Condors down as exhaustion kicked in, having only one substitution on

game

the

tie

1-1

through to score.

scored one minute before the half

came back to two minutes

Djokovic passed the ball back to Maikano at the halfway line, who

Vukmanovic dove Hill’s shot

Dino

goalie

Condors’

for the ball, but

went through

his

hands

third goal off a side shot, and then another to tie the game 4-4.

Tonight’s tryout

to leave the

wound up for the shot game 3-2 at halftime.

their

the recre-

is at

from 4 p.m.

ation centre

welcome

All are

was over.

later.

up the

Tryouts for Conestoga’s men’s and women’s varsity indoor soccer teams start today.

But the Condors came back and

Steaua’s Steve Hill

back

didn’t give

as Djokovic put the game in gear and scored the teams

the Christmas holidays 5-4.

started to

the bench.

The Condors fight

way through to score. Condor defenceman Rob Dietz made the winning shot to win the team’s second last game before

sandwiched by two Steaua players, but pushed his way

which he then hammered past the goalie and into the top left hand

make

the post and bounced in to the game 4-2.

Djokovic held onto the ball while being sandwiched by two Steaua players, but pushed his

net.

Maikano

“Chico”

from the

Vukmanovic was out of

minutes into play.

Mokaidi

Rau scored one

later off a shot

side of the court to lead 2-1. Steaua’s third goal was a fluke.

in

win 5-4 against team Romanian Kitchener’s Steaua at the Conestoga recreation centre on Dec. 13. The Condors started off strong, scoring the first goal only two

the second half to

looked like the game was over Hanibal Steaua’s Sargiszadeh took a shot that hit It

after

corner.

or

talent

learn

to 6 p.m.

show

to

the

off

skills

needed for indoor soccer. Other tryout dates are posted

at

Condor defenceman Gen Hidaka brings the ball up the court during their game against Steaua at the recreation centre on Dec. )

the centre.

(Photo by Vanessa Laye)

3

Are the Jays’ chances of winning up just yet. Jays’ fans.

need

With recent moves made at the meetings in winter baseball

salaries, to first

Boston, the Toronto Blue Jays have shown that they are cutting costs and giving players away —

.should

been Mondesi, contract,

General has

Ricciardi right out

are

lost

Manager

refused

and admit

dumping

to

J.P.

come

that the Jays

salaries, but there

is

no denying the quality of trades he has made so far. But then again, maybe the other teams are simply taking advantage of a rookie general manager who doesn't know how to manu-

With the trade of stopper Billy to the Oakland Athletics, the Jays lose one of the best young relievers in the game. Most good stoppers don't develop until their 30s - like Dennis Eckersley and John Smoltz - so to have a pitcher with 100 career

Koch

saves before his 27th birthday

is

struggle this year, with

ERA,

important

but he saved a very

36

games

in

44

attempts.

People are quick to point to Koch’s $2 million plus salary for 2002, but the league average salary in

2001 was almost $2 million.

Life

go have Raul with

and

his

3-year,

Mind you, the Jays will have to someone else’s large contract

take

to rid themselves of

Mondesi -

whose inspiring play deserves better - and Loazia. who would only be accepted by a team des-

the Jays need

cut salaries, the

first

go should have been Raul Mondesi.

to

is

the strike zone

their

his strikeouts.

is

in is considered a hitleague and often inflates numbers. Many scouts also consider him a liability at third base

on defence. The second trade made at the winter meetings was even more lopsided.

Ricciardi dealt

best

defensive

away one of

the

players

the

in

American League when he sent Alex Gonzalez to the Cubs for reliever Felix Heredia and a player to

to

third

young arms —

ter’s

ridiculous

solid,

loaded with good far better than Miller and his 4.75 ERA at tripleA Sacramento. Hinske has speed and spme power - 25 home runs, at Sacramento - but the league he

rotation that

was playing

Texas Rangers.

If

have a

Esteban Loazia $ 15million contract he signed a year ago after being traded from the

and

young baseman Eric Chavez and they

the inconsistent

be named

I

didn’t

say

pitching

And what

did the Jays receive in

return for Koch? They received two minor leaguers - Justin Miller

committed nine

games

errors

compared

to

Gonzalez’s 10 errors in 154 games. Lopez was, however, playing third base - an unfamiliar

home-

previous six seasons in the majors and the Jays already have Dan Plesac, Pedro Borbon and his

made

next year while Lopez

make

just over $200,000.

Unfortunately, Lopez

some time

short, fret

in the

an

still

minors

needs

to learn

a 4.88

ERA

22

in

starts

Prokopec

meeting, involving

Alex Gonzalez,

is

considered

a

warrant giving up on Izturis and his 40 to 50 stolen bases potential.

Oh, but they also got Windsor

Chad

Ricketts.

I

at the winter

If a player isn’t in the

was

majors to

by age 25, he rarely ever becomes even an average player. STATS Inc. - an expert in prospect scouting - didn’t even stay

even more lopsided.

would consider Heredia

as

a

in spring training but scouts agree that Heredia’s lack of a quality third pitch to go with his

fastball

and

slider

would make

him an accident waiting

The

to hap-

consider

Ricketts

among

the

minor league’s 900 best players when the 2001 season began.

The

truth of the matter is that

should have gotten Prokopec and someone else off the Dodgers’ major league roster

the

Jays

for Quantrill alone.

He also had make over $1

will

who had

should mention, however, that he turns 27 in February - he was born the same year as Koch - and he has never played in the majors.

The second trade

Luckily the Jays have Felipe Lopez to take over at shortstop for

million

By trading all-star Quantrill and perhaps their best prospect, the Jays managed to pick up an unproven starter, Luke Prokopec,

native

pen.

money. Gonzalez will make roughly $5

Los Angeles

prospect with a lot of talent but he will have to win 15-20 games to

runs.

far less

to the

Left-handed reliever Heredia usually was only asked to face one left-handed batter a game in

starter

park, he could easily hit 25

Cesar Izturis Dodgers.

this season.

later.

Cubs’ fans will love watching Gonzalez make his highlight-reel

smoke?

position.

players.

third organization with this trade.

these players important because

also

49

Scott Eyre to handle those duties. Ricciardi said that the Jays

and Eric Hinske. Both players are entering their

Oakland did not consider either of

He in

and cut down on

Gonzalez had been a Jay since he was drafted out of high school and was one of the more popular

plays and, with the smaller ball-

Note “help.”

something special. a 4.80

the

perate for pitching.

facture trades properly.

Koch did

Jays cut

million

an $11

$50 million this year, mainly due to the weak Canadian dollar.

New

>-

to

virtually for nothing.

The Jays

.

the

If

Don't buy your season tickets

in

a 6.17

ERA and will

million in 2002.

third trade,

and perhaps one

of the worst trades in Blue Jay saw Ricciardi traded history,

Canadian reliever Paul Quantrill and his 1 1 wins out of the bullpen - along with prized shortstop

If these trades are any indication of the type of season the Jays are in for in 2002, then ticket holders

best substitute their ball gloves for a hardhat. Sooner or later the roof is going to cave in

had

on the Blue Jays. Can you say “Expos?”

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