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34th Year

Conestoga grows with new programs

What’s Inside

By Laurie Vandenhoff

individuals.

Universities.

interested in apprenticeships. to

are

getting

better

a

from high school The goal of the program

dents.

stuis to

individuals for apprenticeships. The college is also hoping to grow with the addition of these

prepare

approval.

be considered “red sealed,” meaning certification will be recognized

two trades. “Out of the 25 colleges in the province, we’re number 5,” said Zawada. “We’ve been one of the

across the country.

fastest

these trades will

complete

students

ticipates in the

has

that

an been

with 10 other colleges Algonquin, Cambrian, Canadore, ing

Durham,

Fanshawe,

Mohawk,

Niagara,

La

Sir

Cite,

Sanford

to develop

this trade.

“Welding was very employer or specific,” said Zawada. “Now we’ll have a trade that’s broader in scope and will be appli-

sectorial

The machine tool builder/integranew apprenticeship being

tor is a

offered.

Mohawk

and Niagara Colleges will be working with Conestoga to develop the trade

that

installation

It is

is in

And

they don’t plan to stop there.

“One

area

we want

to

go

in is the

automotive area with truck and coach mechanic,” said Zawada.

“The projection from the trucking tremendous shows industry

demand over lead

developing

in

Conestoga

these

will

also

“We gy,”

Carpentry students take part in scenario

trades.

have to update the technoloZawada. “The govern-

By Lisa

years,

Guelph campus’s

students were involved for the first time in the accident sce-

among

nario

the colleges to receive this

that

“We’ll have to justify to the government and the community that there is a real need for it and that we should be the ones getting

Feb.

that the industry

carpentry-

ment is realizing it and making some money available.” However, there is competition

and integration of autoin advanced

the dollars.”

for.

at the

Hilier

said

Conestoga’s

one of many

(Photo by Janine Toms)

be

money.

demand

took

place

Doon

at

campus

Many

and third-year students took three days to create the 12 wall sections and two the in used doorways first-

COMMENTARY

Zawada. “Their committees work

Xenotransplantation

very closely with the ministry to

investments.

considered a threat

identify the content of the training

“We are in the business to train and we will train young people to

will retain the finished products

be employable,” he said. “We’re here to work within the community

instructor .Andres Balodis.

material.

4

They

also

college-level

deliver

work with us to

what

make these

at the

sure

we

people

to

supply services to them.”

scenario.

The supplies

for the

by Hans Zawada, chair of and apprenticeships at Conestoga Coilege. that the carpentry program would be partictold

trades

ipating in the scenario Feb. 7.

The law and

security

for further use,

lot

lege.

"Anything

that is

has a practical

better than just an

exercise," he said.

program

would be happy

according to

Balodis, who’s been teaching

of volunteer

work.” Balodis said. “We were happy to be of service to the col-

project

cost $750.

for five

and Gerry Martin were

application

But as Zawada pointed out. the community and the industry will ultimately benefit from these

PAGE

campus on and off

"We’ve done a

7.

the industry for the industry.” said

“Apprenticeships are set up by

wears shorts year-round.

new

order to prepare them

in

new

cold,

the

funded through the Apprenticeship Innovation Fund. A portion of the at used be will $134,000 aging renew to Conestoga

machines

mind the d hj^ di^snl ““

the next five years.”

Along with being awarded trades,

filentrical engineering student John Gobi walks _ around the college on a (^lly morning Jan. 31. Gohl, who

involves the building,

mated systems used manufacturing. 1:

colleges in appren-

The college currently offers 13 trades, with new ones being added

for the

cable right across the country.”

Durham, Georgian,

gro^ng

ticeships in the province.”

each year.

program.

While the welding apprenticeship has been around for many years, it has never actually been regulated. Conestoga will be work-

Fleming and Sheridan,

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gram, said Zawada, schools and

apprenticeships at the colleges, Conestoga will oversee the development and will submit the plans to the ministry for final

deemed a red sealed trade, they may work in any province that par-

home

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship proindustries

apprenticeship

/ondors take silver medal.

Zawada. “We’re although we have been

their kids into apprenticeships.”

reception

Once

7

deal with an

still

promoting apprenticeships more over the last few years, there is still a reluctance by parents to send

leges in the province.

Once approved,

PAGE

of people

issue,” said

with the help of several other col-

said

for

realizing

But with the creation of the

fall.

Hans Zawada, chair of trades and

has passion woodworking.

“Skilled trades

finding that

incorpo-

is

that there aren’t a lot

Development that will see the creation of two new certified trades. Welding and machine tool

Conestoga has been chosen to head the creation of the curriculum

Woman

is

image

may be

training r^U:

But what the industry

lead the Apprenticeship Program

college as early as this

3

money on

grow following a recent announcement from the province’s Ministry and of Training, Colleges

rated into the trades offered at the

PAGE

facturing, businesses are continu-

ing to spend

builder/integrator

open new summer camp.

manu-

in

offered at Conestoga College will

The college has been chosen

to

m

need on the job.” Despite a slowdown

The number of apprenticeships

Conestoga

— No. 6

Balodis said he or the program to help out

again

if

called upon.

Please see the Feb. 18 edition of Spoke for full coverage of the scenario.


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— SPOKE, Feb.

Page 2

11,

2002

ory leadershrp race delays applied degrees By Marc Hu let

when asked

quiet,” he said,

if

there

were any major opposition during

Conestoga College’s Board of Governors met on Jan. 28 to deal

the reading.

the party

college charter, Conestoga’s appli-

March would

two applied degrees and an economic impact survey. College President John Tibbits started the meeting by updating the council on the status of the col-

the

that

have a leader by

hoped which time the House sit again and continue with required second and third read-

with various issues including the cations for

was informed

Tibbits said he

to

23. at

lege’s

polytechnic institute.

going to bet on fall,” he said.

informed council

Tibbits

bers that the goal of

polytechnic

institute

mem-

becoming a had hit a

minor snag when Queen’s Park prorogued current parliamentary meetings, pending the outcome of the Conservative

Party’s

leadership

race.

Tibbits

made

it

said

proposal

had

through the

first

the

safely

reading before the House stopped sitting.

“The

first

reading

was

fairly

public by the government about the

“They can't approve more than 12 because we are in a pilot project,” he said. “Obviously we don’t care about the 12, we care about

We

the two.

last

do need, and we want

the two.”

As

“The

likely

it

- would be

early

benefit to the local

He

hoped

said he

sion by

March

The University of Waterloo’s

ideas.

local I

think

it

the

Web

look

at

much

is

a disgrace

was put up on

so that competitors could

We

it.

are in a competitive

“They didn’t

put the whole proposal of each col-

23.

Web, but they put more

“The government is going to try and have a decision made before

lege on the

Tibbits then spoke to the board

about the college’s bids to offer two

the leadership convention,” Tibbits

for a fact that there are people look-

applied degrees.

said.

ing

The

college

is

currently seeking

Systems in for Technology Advanced Manufacturing and Integrated Telecommunications and degrees

offer

to

Engineering

more applied degrees refused to give any

new

plans to

two

for

Tibbits said the provincial gov-

approve up to 12 applied degrees but his main concern is seeing that Conestoga’s two will

detail

these and

We know

we know

that

our

proposals were highly regarded by Tibbits said further discussion of the

May

proposal would continue

know what

for our competition to

are going to do,” he said.

more than $1

Tibbits also informed the board of the college’s plan to have an eco-

nomic impact study done. The University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier had similar studies

billion towards the

economy

in

1999.

Laurier

generated about $300 million. “I think that our

we

bigger than

impact

is

much

Tibbits

realize,”

said.

He

economist Larry

said

also

from the University of preparing was Waterleo, Smith,

Conestoga’s assessment.

The

1999

study

cost

the

University of Waterloo $75,000 but said the assessment for Conestoga would be less. He said the assessment would be useful if the college decides to do

Tibbits

when

fundraising

during a closed meeting.

proposal.

have made a decision but I would prefer not to say it in an open forum because it’s not a good idea

we

at

to.

other colleges.”-

May, but on the

in

we wanted them

than

“We

Computer Engineering. ernment

He also said the college make another proposal

impact

local econ-

study showed that they generated

process,” Tibbits said.

have the deci-

to

had on the

mation leaking out would allow other colleges to borrow from their

that that information

would be of community.

the proposed degrees

the institutes

infor-

worried that too

“Personally,

part of the approval process,

how much

done, showing

omy.

proposal disappointed Tibbits.

He

colleges need to demonstrate that

ings.

timeframe for passage of the charter would likely be late spring but more likely - if you are

changes to the charter that would see Conestoga become a

The amount of information made

current applications are selected.

they obtain their

status as a polytechnic institute.

Showing the impact of the college on the local economy would help local companies see the benefits in donating to Conestoga.

Board hears updates on building projects and enrolment By Marc Hulet

phase 2 and phase 3 (a

total of)

533

beds.”

At the Board of Governors meeting on Jan. 28, members were informed on the status of the various building projects around the college and on enrolment figures. David Putt, director of physical resources, spoke to the board in

Putt then updated the board on the construction of the Superbuild addition.

The 2

1/2-storey addition should

m. addition cost almost $4.5 mil-

also be ready by late July or August. Once completed, the building will become a link between the recreation centre and the nursing wing. “Once this Superbuild project is finished, you would be able to go into Door 1 in technology and actually walk out the front door of the

lion.

recreation

regards to the building projects. Putt said construction on the third phase of the college’s' residence

and conference centre should be completed by late July or August.

He

said the six-storey,

2340

sq.

“That’s another 96 added beds,” Putt said of phase three,

“which

gives us in the original residence.

- once we’ve ramp which isn’t prut project - without getting centre

“We

are one of the

few colleges

would

square

we

said

could build

it

it

David

Putt,

of this

million

the total cost of the

with

the

covering 110,000 sq.

ft.,

$14.23 building

10,000

sq.

healthy relationship.

Here are a few paraphrased ideas: Respect for the other person ~ no put downs, no insults, appreciation of different needs and beliefs and recognition of the possible need for separate as well as together time. Safety is of utmost importance - no emotional or physical violence. If there is even fear, there already is hurt. Caring behaviour and emotional support such as listening without judging or blaming and encouraging each other’s interests. Inclusive decision-making regardless of earnings, compromising differences avoiding a win/lose result. including the capacity to share feelings, to be listened and willingness to be

to attentively without giving advice (unless sought),

assertive about expressing needs.

A Message

campus

is

satisfying.

available to assist you with relationship issues.

from Student Services (Room 2B02)

said

we

we for

could build

(bachelor of science

saw 35 of

36

students

first

semester.

return

original

its

the

after

Harris said the most intriguing enrolment numbers came from international education.

“The most

interesting

observa-

also said that the college paid

tion is the increase in international

for every square foot, while other colleges paid from $175 to

education where there has been a in increase per cent 45 enrolment from January 2001 to

foot.

College registrar Fred Harris then informed the Board of Governors the

state

of

enrolment

at

tion

told the board that the retenrate

improved

number of international Conestoga

Conestoga.

He

January 2002,” he said. That increase brings the

at

the

overall.

college

had

to 2 1

total

students at

1

The next Board of Governors meeting will be held on the Monday in March.

last

4

that being a full-time student bring. A local Individual, Couple and Family Therapist, Barbara Pressman, developed a list of primary principles for a

counsellor at your

money we

that

build

college’s first degree pro-

BScN

pmmpmmi

Relationships

Communication includes affection and sexual expression. These need to fit the needs of each couple and be mutually

feet

would

for,” Putt said.

on is

square

we

$650 per square

resources

project

Putt

$107

for.”

director of physical

He added

than

of

He

low much?

How often?

changes

The

in nursing),

the

Being a student and in a committed relationship can bring enjoyment and pleasure and also feel conflictual in terms of responsibilities and demands on time. A healthy relationship is more likely to withstand the pressures and

Open communication

amount they paid. “We are one of the few colleges that are actually building the numsaid

we

said

The gram,

more

ber

we

build for the

money we

Superbuild

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

of

feet that

filled in the

wet,” Putt said.

that are

actually building the

number

originally

thought they could afford for the

ft.

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SPOKE, Feb. mmm,

Forum eases the tension By Laurie Vandenhoff

information to students about

if

students are prepared, these nerv-

ous tendencies can he overcome. Mechanical engineering technol-

ogy students were given'the opportunity to face their fears by attending a Job information forum at Conestoga Ct)llege's Doon campus on .Ian. 30. Faculty and Program Advisory Committee (PAC) members helped organize the event that welcomed industry

from the

reprc.sentatives

community. “Hopefully

they

provide

will

Wawzonek.

nator Mitch

forum introduced

In particular the

new concepts regarding

students to

resumes,

how

program co-ordi-

to get Jobs,” said

Sweaty palms, chewed fingernails and dizziness are all too often elements ol' a Job interview. However,

— Page 3

2002

11,

i„;iimrr,ini

interviewing

techniques

and Job searching.

While great,

the

who

was

approximately

15

not stu-

did participate learned a

number of guidelines on what to do and not do when looking for a Job. The majority of arrived were

salaries be di.scusscd.

ing to students what

they expect

when interviewing co-op prospects. Bob Van Slyck, president of a pri-

the students that

tance of researching

a

years, preparing

when applying

first

co-op place-

summer. “We want to do anything we can to help them get over that nervous-

Wawzonek.

“It’s

impor-

company

for a Job.

an important step that some

students

he

skip,”

said,

adding,

Rockwell Automation, hires

ager

at

the

majority of personnel

company and offered number of tips on how

his

at

students to

a

format a

440 students

mechanical engi-

in

neering courses chose not to come,

mean faculty and PAC members won’t hold the event

doesn’t

resume and conduct an interview. He warned students that he usually only spends 25-30 seconds glancing at each resume and how dangerous one spelling mistake

again.

can

ing to help students in Job search

PAC

vate recruiting agency and a the

this

ness,” said

who to use for referenees and when in an interview can interview,

member, emphasized

to look for their first

ment

things that caused students most anxiety showed in their questioning - what to wear to an

Industry reps helped, by explain-

this year’s turnout

dents

The

the

a job

of finding

be.

While most students may have

come

looking for Jobs, the event

was simply an information

session.

“For those that participated today,

some very

The PAC members

“Students

Wawzonek. “Many of

come.”

sometimes an hour of searching can

haven’t

make all the difference. Rob Page, human resources man-

interview before.”

And

been to a technical Job

knew

are very will-

it

was going on, but

many

they chose in

ca.scs

not to

Classes were not cancelled for the

came

event, but mo.st

Just because the majority of

hap-

things

and interview techniques, and Fm sure they will want to consider doing it again next year,” he said.

“Hopefully they’ll come away more sure of themselves,” said the students

positive

pened.

on their

in

free time.

Conestoga perseveres through snow and rain By

Tori Sutton

in is

two days of heavy and freezing rain, Conestoga College was able to remain relatively accident free. On Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, poor weather brought our unusually Despite

snowfall

warm

winter to an abrupt

However,

the

Doon

halt.

campus

charge of deciding

if

harsh enough to close

weather

down for

They review impending

the day.

weather 24-hours a day, contact authorities

transit

the

in

rounding area to see

if

sur-

they will

make

be offering services, and

sure changing conditions will not leave students stranded at school.

“We have

a relatively good

remained open through all of it, except on Thursday night when all evening classe.s were cancelled due lo ihe freezing rain. As well, the accident scenario and

process in place,” Milner said. “Decisions to close the college are taken seriously, and a lot of thought is put into it.” Because many of the staff

Temptation, an evening activity

involved live in different

organized by the Conestoga

they are at an advantage as they

girl’s

soccer team, were both cancelled

know how

Thursday.

outlying

Many

classes

were not

instructors could not

held, as

make

it

in

cities,

the conditions are in

not

areas,

just

now

that the

Stratford

from out of town. Also, the campus was closed on

snow has fallen, there has been some incidents of students triple

Friday.

parking in the

“There were no big problems,” said A1 Hunter, supervisor of

causes a problem for students

“We

services.

security

don’t

close the college at the drop of a hat,

but

if

there

is

a

risk

we

certainly do,”

Minimal damage was caused to a vehicle parked in Lot 0 after a sign fell onto the car on Friday. Winds were estimated to have reached 70 km/h. “We got a huge number of phone calls Friday morning,” 1

Hunter said. are cancellations Usually recorded on the automated voice messaging system heard when

'

Triple parking

and employees who need to leave school to go to work or pick up their children but cannot get out

on many

kx-'a!

radio

delays

for

Students can tune

tion,

mistakenly said programs

I 88.3 I

would not be running that day. The station later retracted and

I

apologized

FM

Newstalk 570

I 96.7 I

CJIQ

any

listen for

school cancellations:

after

make

camp

at

Conestoga College a suc-

CHYM FM

The Team 1

1

05.3 Kool

Planet Kids

locations west of Toronto, with the

location

Kelso

at

a project at

Doon Racquet

club in Kitchener fizzled because the

club

closed.

phoned

Deverill

Conestoga eollege president John Tibbits and asked about possibly

camp to Conestoga. known Deverill for years.”

bringing the “I’ve

090

Tibbits said. “He’s a quality person

FM

and

his operation is

well-known and

I

CJCS 240

Kids

I

CKNY 920

underutilized in the

summer

only closed once in the

last six

I

CFPL 980

was an opportunity

to give

years, said Barry Milner,

manag-

I

FM

use,” he said. “This

I

CKCO-TV

er of physical resources.

A

panel of staff at the school ^

1

is

96

technology wing and com-

The one-week

puter labs over the summer.

pro-

gram

enterprises

already

involved in the college. Deverill stressed the camp’s focus

previous unused parts of the campus

Tibbits said he decided the college

in

revenue and

Planet

in

“The campus

because,

it

is

is

going

will run nine,

to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to

p.m., with extended hours

is

so this it

more

to bring

good exposure

for the college because there will

4:30

from 7:30

to

is

make

sure children

are not

in education.

overindulged

he

said.

Martin

a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

“This Joint venture

said.

summer camp

between Planet Kids and Conestoga College will not only enhance the

counsellors, and De\’erill will hire

college’s rating, but will enable us to

According

to

Martin,

consist of previous

in Milton.

Despite our Canadian climate. Conestoga’s Doon campus has

1

community

they aren’t learning in classrooms.”

currently operates seven

information.

06.

camps. According to Martin, a lot of the endeavours will involve local

Monday

company

should become involved

1

Kids will make Conestoga’s original summer camp better by utilizing

Deverill said.

For the older campers, there will also be computer and multimedia

and Planet Kids operations. The

Magic

1

here.”

Deverill and Martin hope Planet

more developed,”

“With a variety of fun programs,

I

false

kicks off

kids will be learning about things

I

the

and a likeness for the college

like the

HUier)

this July

develop an

who may someday come

usa

ses-

well-respected in Ontario.”

for

and

(Photo by

sions between July 2 and Aug. 30.

CIZN (The Zone) CJOY 460

I 92.9

affinity

Tony Martin

of athletics

cess for the community, the college

When

However, many students were confused to whether or not the

was open Friday

to

Conservation area

in to

summer

hopes

fiagship

Tori Sutton

of these stations to

88.3 CJIQ, the college radio sta-

Tony Martin, with Planet

Kid’s senior director, Jeff Deverill,

in

who may

each summer

athletics,

Tune

summer camp hopefully be hundreds of kids here

Lisa Hiller

fellow students,” Hunter said.

stations.

school

By

and Conestoga College’s director be a success this summer.

(left)

will

Conestoga College

at

minutes to get situated and find a parking spot out of respect for

of their spot. “Allow yourself a few extra

Students can akso listen for cancellations

Planet Kids

Scores of children will invade Conestoga College this July when Planet Kids summer camp comes to the campus. Conestoga College’s director of

By

calling the college.

lots.

hope the Planet Kids summer camp

in

Kitchener.

Like winters past,

Planet Kids’ senior director Jeff Deverill

will

staff

early

employ a

childhood education and recreation and leisure programs. The camp is

summer.”

geared toward children aged five through 14. and is split into groups

and

mostly

that

Conestoga's

from

reflect

\arious

interest

and

to Deverill, the

younger

campers will enjoy mostly acti\e and quiet games, field sports and arts and crafts. There will be a new program every week. De\ erill cited flexibility and choice as most important to older kids.

There will be a greater focus on “It is a more complicated

sports.

program because motor

of our students over the

will

conduct inter\'iews

hire all staff. Information will

posted on the

Web

site,

be

www.plan-

etkids.com. and throughout the col-

Immediate information can be -877-322phoning 5437. Interested applicants must be between the ages of 7 and 26 and lege.

attention levels.

According

Deverill

lot

skills

are

obtained by

I

1

have a police check done to ensure a clean record. Applications and refer-

ences will be thoroughly reviewed. All staff must complete a mini-

mum

32-hour training period, as

well as

before

first

camp

aid

and

begins.

CPR

courses,


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— SPOKE, Feb.

2002

11,

1 For The last 'Tme.mr. prime

Animal parts not

meant

humans

for

Transplantation of animal body parts into humans,

human organ donations worldwide,

if

it

didn

t

known

as xeno-

of

to the shortage

permanent solution

transplantation, could be a

M lMlSlER. The miK DOES

involve public health

extremely high financial costs and profound ethical issues. However, even the most brilliant minds in the world of science can’t

risks,

answer with certainty where race

if

problem, but

I

it

new technique would

this

human

lead the

use. Xenotransplantation could solve

were widely put into

it

one

could also open the door to a whole bunch of others.

animal-to-human transplant occurred in 1906, when the French surgeon Mathieu Jaboulay implemented a pig’s kidney into a

The

first

woman. The patient didn't survive. Over the past two decades there have been about 40 animal-tohuman transplants, mostly in the U.S. and India. However, they also ended with the deaths of the patients. Perhaps the most famous case was in 1 984, when a two-week-old child with a fatal heart defect received the organ of a young baboon. Baby Fea survived for three weeks before her

Of all the past.

However,

humans and

that they only

a time, scientists have concluded that pigs

'

may be

have one offspring

entists fear that using pigs as

new deadly

at

a better choice.

humans’,

pigs’ anatomies are also strikingly similar to

Though

!

rejected the organ.

of ethical issues related to the fact that baboons

in light

are genetically close to

I

immune system

animals, baboons and pigs were the most likely organ donors in

sci-

organ donors could trigger a pandemic of

diseases.

According

Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine

to

President Dr. Andre Menache, the transplantation would be extremely

dangerous because nobody knows what these viruses would do once they enter the

human

Scientists also considered generic altering of pig organs

by mixing

DNA to reduce the risks of rejection of transplanted

them with human

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when

There’s an old saying:

Rome, do

And

as the

Romans

lared

do.

what Saudi

exactly

Arabia

tion would not be completely safe. More likely, it would open the doors

U.S. military. Early in January, following a law-

that’s

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and

shirts

When

Saudi

conduct-

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to other issues such as altering

new

the natural order of differences between species and a risk of

dis-

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ease caused by

viruses that the animals

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still

by

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Lt.

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ness,

all

American forces must wear their

military, ser-

I

'

might carry.

About two years ago, more than 100 farmers died in Malaysia after being bit by mosquitoes carrying a virus thought to originate from pigs. Until then, the virus called nipah was completely unknown to scientists.

longer required to wear traditional

Therefore, even organs, the

human

recipient of these organs

tored for the rest of his or her

DNA infiltration

immune system

the patient’s

if

life.

would have

Another concern

into every part of the

These suspicions were raised

doesn’t reject animal

human

is

to

be moni-

the animal’s

body.

after the case in the early 1990s,

when

a

Despite

all

liver.

the negative sides of xenotransplantation, medical exper-

iments related to this

new technology

are being carried out

in

Canada.

makes drugs required by funds these experiments. They seem to be justified

Novartis, a multinational Swiss firm that

organ recipients,

considering that 25 per cent of Canadians waiting for heart and liver transplants will die before receiving one and the waiting ‘

ney transplant

in the

Toronto area

Unfortunately, with

I

all its

not likely save anyone’s ly

used, the reason will

ceutical

life.

more

companies than

Instead of wasting

is

list

for a kid-

if

sion and have ordered

this decision as

a

their

command

to

commanders have

such as Saudi governing as an insult

cizing Gen.

Tommy

for giving

permission to those armed forces visiting their country to

the Saudi

to the

go against

way of life.

women

left

This law has been implemented to

member

of

homeland. The military dress code for

women

in Saudi

ated years ago to keep U.S. service-

ment should be

harassment by

left to

the discretion

women away from

religious poUce, or potential terror-

But, she added, “If you’re going to

ists.

law

This

that country.”

It is

pharma-

The U.S. the robe

in researching this risky

and

money

began during the 1990-1991

Persian Gulf War itary

was

when

the U.S. mil-

stationed in Saudi Arabia.

and

the U.S.

fighting overseas.

not meant to discriminate, but to

keep them out of harm’s way and

Saudi Arabian governments hasn’t

help them to

been good since the Sept. 1 1 ist attacks on American soil.

when

terror-

fit

in

with Saudi culture

off-duty.

When on

duty,

the

women

they

cized police actions in Riyadh, the

proud American forces, but when

are required to

capital city of Saudi Arabia, for not

off-duty the law of Saudi Arabia

dress as regular citizens, wearing

arresting people believed to be asso-

should be applied.

affected by dress codes.

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have also been

When

recently

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beneficial

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Men

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transplant.

Harmony between

military requirement for

and

danger

mutawa, Saudi

the

profession.

in benefiting patients.

Arabia was cre-

Women’s Resources group at Doon campus, said wearing the garthe

Islamic law in Saudi Arabia states

women

when

keep the

help keep the peace in the Saudi

themselves.

of the individual.

must wear the robe

states

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peace.

the decision

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and do as the law

terror

in other countries to help

Joan Magazine, a counsellor in

criti-

Franks, head of

Command,

U.S. Central

officials,

and are now

under

the tradition-

Saudi robe, while other military

al

in the military, but others,

women

wear

becomes wide-

into perfecting human organ transplantation and concentrate on the production of more effective drugs to help a patient’s immune system

human

a time to support the fight against

American women

highly dangerous technique, these companies should put their

accept a

big deal over the garment issue.

have gone against the recent deci-

women it

definitely not a time to cre-

called abaya, a

step in the right direction for U.S.

see

is

more disagreement by making a

U.S. troops based in Saudi Arabia

heavy black head-to-toe robe.

all

likely lie in profits for the giant

money and time

is

some commanders

ate

regardless of religion, nationality or

four to five years.

the technique ever

Saudi Arabia

that they

in

women

dress of

official

This

of

work successfully in another country, you have to be able to work with

negative sides, xenotransplantation will

And

an attempt to comply with

national law,

The

and

cause.

forms. In

travelling off

base.

Some may view

The patient survived for 70 days after transman plantation. But at autopsy, baboon DNA was found in every tissue of the patient’s body. It infiltrated his heart, lungs, kidneys and lymph nodes. received a baboon

when

Saudi clothes

by Crown

to the Saudi religious

were opposed

uni-

military

Saudi Arabia are no

in

led

porters of Islamic law

I

vicewomen

to be Saudi citizens.

officials,

Prince Abdullah, have denied the those claim and accusations involved in the attacks were not sup-

ing military busi-

Martha

thaiThalf of the 19 hijackers

were believed

dress pants.

officials are trying to tell the

with the terrorist attacks.

ciated

long-sleeved, col-

in

immune system. But even if generic altering could be made possible some day, animal-to-human organ fransplanta-

organs by a patient’s I

U.S. military should follow traditions

body.

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helpful.

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Feb. 11, 2002

— Page 5

News Psychic offers life improvements

choose to be positive, you can be.” He added that whatever kind of energy we put out comes back to

By Julianna Kerr Psychic entertainer Dan Valkos

made

us.

a lasting impression on his

eontinuing education students

Valkos said there

at a

go

wasn't until

It

gested

word

he said.

to is yourself,”

had

“It

learned to develop

to

me

my

automatically gives us the

it

fail.

helped us find our way to a quiet

that

he said. "But

sug-

guided meditation. Music played softly in the background as he

all.

be proven

to

in the

He

Valkos then led the class on a

normal research. The former biochemistry major was once the

this field existed.”

word

“try” from their vocabulary,

option to

got involved in the field of para-

biggest skeptic of

a

students eliminate the

all

saying

Valkos

9(^9 that

1

is

English language he hales.

workshop on Feh. 2. "The best psyehic you ean ever

He

place within ourselves.

I

meditation has

instincts.”

many

said

benefits.

It

Canada from the United States 18 years ago. He is currently teaching workshops at

lowers blood pressure, helps with stress and makes a person’s alti-

about 25 Canadian colleges. His

Everyone should meditate three times every week.

Valkos moved

to

have been available Conestoga for seven years. classes

tude and outlook more positive.

at

“You

Valkos has a great deal of experiin the field of paranormal

The

Psychic students (from acquired meditation

Gloria Hartman,

left)

skills at

Doon on Feb.

own concept of our

limits US is our

way, Valkos launched the class into an examination of psychic abili-

abilities.

ties.

be open-minded, but also to think

you started - to get you going on developing your instincts,” he said. “As far as Tm eoneerned. everybody in this class is psychic.” Valkos said everyone has unlimjob here today

ited potential.

The

is

to get

only thing that

He urged

“Do as

eomplete

and

he said. “Prove

truth,”

finally

figured out

Young

song Harvest Moon, and your bass player saved up enough to purchase that Fender amp. Now, if you could just stop using your dad’s garage as your studio and instead take your act on the road. The Canadian Guitar Players

(CGPA) was

Association lished

to

estab-

an information united voice for

as

act

and a Canadian guitar players active the music industry. source

it

self.”

lives

we

think about our and ourselves comes true.

Everything

Jean Woolner and Michelle Kahl practise

their

newly

his

and

ability

minimum

be standard of

can

services

these

Menkal aims to promote learning and education and guitar playing as a profession.

CPGA

is

“In

organization. this

non-profit

a

order to keep

member minimum, we rely

arrangement

costs to a bare

and

heavily on personal and corporate

sponsorship,”

The

also take on the

Menkal

“Do

association’s objectives are

voice

for

those

somebody else the make your life miser-

not give

power

to

able,” he said. “Fill with love.” Filling homes and

your

home

work

areas

when active in the industry. Members encourage learning and

to ask questions.”

same sphere

as

positive

stay negative.

“Everyone has the right to be miserable,” he said, “but if you

Conestoga provides

human

of fellow while conducting them-

selves in an honest and respectful manner. A member of the CGPA

does not engage in, or condone, unlawful practices. Publication of the first Guitar Player’s Newsletter occurs this

month and includes with

interviews

some great well-known

Kim

like

artists

Mitchell, Rik

Wilcox.

There

By Julianna Kerr

Emmett and David

The

newsletter

also

Human

rights

awareness

Human

resources

curtailing

Internet.

throughout Canada.

guitarists.

In addition to various services that

can benefit a musician,

mem-

bership carries with it a certain amount of clout throughout the industry.

Once

a guitar player

nized as a ing

CGPA

agents,

is

recog-

member, book-

industry

representa-

The association promotes

guitar

playing to the aspiring musician and professionalism is key when

A

Check out

the

CGPA

plans to

CGPA Web

site at

for www.guitarassociation.org information about the organiza-

required to

and to utilize the services offered such as a members’ chat room and message boards. MP3s,

follow a code of conduct to ensure a high standard of industry eti-

an Internet radio station, as well as a guitar software library.

playing

in

the

community.

member of the CGPA guitar player who is

is

a devoted

tion

behaviour or comments." Conestoga’s human rights policy stems from the Ontario Rights Code, which protects individuals from sexual harassment and discrimination includ-

ing race, ethnic origin, sex. sexual orientation, age and marital status.

“The essence of the policy is Conestoga College is committed to providing a working

that

and learning environment that is and of discrimination free harassment," Croft said. “An environment where individuals are treated fairly and with respect.”

Conestoga’s policy

on resolving human flicts at the earliest

sible,

is

locused

rights con-

moment

pos-

offended by something someone is saying or doing, is

have a chance to review it. she said. It’s important to w'ork together to ensure a positive environment.

Alan Shefman w

ill

be conduct-

ing the w'orkshops.

“Alan has had considerable experience in human rights training within the college and

is

we want them

to

know

it

OK to ask that person to stop."

;

university environments.” Croft ’

said.

"He

is

also the former director

of communications and educalion with the Ontario Human

Rights Commission.” workshops Training

i

j

are j

mandatory for all full-time faculty and staff. Individuals who teach on a regular, part-time basis are also encouraged to attend.

"Senior management participated in a training session in November and other college

managers received training January-,’’

in

she said.

“Further training sessions for

she said.

"If an individual

nature.

Conestoga’s policy w'as recentemployees should

any inappropriate

munity for Canadian

In the future, the

.

ly revised, so

and man-

agers to recognize situations that are in contravention of our policy,” she said, “and to take action in

resolved in the earliest Faculty and managers to tools the have should assist students or employees in solving problems of this stages.

rights issues.

“We want

a resolution process

are

director

on a number of grounds

the

nition in the industry.

is

Debra Croft said it’s useful to where workshops provide employees can discuss human faculty

is

available if the problem persists, but Croft said most conflicts

about to get a boost through faculty and staff at Conestoga.

identified the need to provide a national voice and sense of com-

who

and ideas,

rights training

guitar

recognized standards by the industry and offer educational players guitar to programs

in

chics and there are bad psychics, but the vast majority of them are decent and ethical people. “Psychics offer insight and guidance,” he said. “You must make the decisions and choices yourself.”

People will either respond to positive energy and brighten up, or find an excuse to get out of there and

set

formed

was

just

Valkos said there are good psy-

energy.

group actually assists in the exchange of these ideas by helping artists link up via

CGPA

to

“You

quette

players

your instincts," he need to learn how

Negative energy cannot exist in the

Human

The

their minds.

“Listen said.

brings' attention to lesser-known artists as they struggle for recog-

Lion’s Head. Ont. in December 2001 by president Jan Menkal,

positive

be leach-

living

with positive energy and love will help keep negativity at bay.

vocal

Canadian

said.

to provide a national

moods of

around us. We let others have an impaet on our emotions.

development

and professionalism.

By providing

The

Valkos said we ereate the world around us with our thoughts. We

musicians everywhere by fostering a sense of community. The CGPA not only encourages players to exchange information

in

to

more hopeful and open life. He was teaching students to expand their hearts

way of

(Photo by Julianna Kerr)

2.

become

audiences

and

assured a

So you’ve

I say gospel to your-

not accept everything

total

tives,

those chords to the Neil

the students to

for themselves.

Guitar players By Janine Toms

exercises all

ing a new.

With the background out of the

"My

and

He seemed

in nature.

and reeorded self-help cassettes. He does readings, classes, lectures past-life regressions, as well as

theories

offered by Valkos were

research, and has published books

radio appearanees.

yourself

revitalize

through meditation." he said.

enee

and

can

at least

employees are scheduled from February through to August to ensure everyone has the opportunity to attend."


11

Popular cartoonists offer advice to aspiring artists your

By Marc Hulet

strip.

And keep working and

changing.” Sandra Bell-Lundy, of Between

Think you can make people laugh 365 days a year? That is the daunting task that

Friends, said cartoonists need to

faces each and every cartoonist when they drag themselves out of

skills.

bed every morning. Those little strips

draw every day

one of few Canadians syna by dicated major company. Lundy was born She

in the

Sunday

much blood, sweat and by men and women who

in St. Catharines

and now resides in Welland.

have succeeded in delivering daily chuckles to people in your kitchen and around the world. The first thing any cartoonist will tell you is that cartooning is not all fun and games. Each one will tell you it is a tale of hard

Bell-Lundy

into

making

side of contemporary

women and

more

she said

it

takes

their

favourite strips.

Heart of the City creator Mark said that making a good

Tatulli

Dilbert creator Scott

Toomey ’s know that

one path

always trying to find her mom a man. “Create as professional a submission package as possible and submit to all the large syndicates.

this industry is

Don’t let rejections get you down,” he said. “Use any constructive criticism to improve

said.

comes

by drawing what

naturally to you, every day,

and being confident that, if it makes you laugh, then it must make other people laugh too,” he

“Some

ists in

of the best cartoonthe business, such as (Gary)

Larsen,

(Bill)

Watterson

and

dis-

any

there’s

The only

is that your cartoons have to make other people laugh,” he said. “Other people are not like you. If you create cartoons that you like, you’re probably only

absolute rule

freelancers

a niche

Toomey, whose

Internet hasn’t

changed the indus-

try a lot, other

than with distribu“In a way,

Web

and vision,

money doing

term. Sure

but you’ll

sponsorship to

make

long ago, cartoonists did everything you see in the strip, includ-

ing drawing, lettering and shading

by hand. “I add the shading dot patterns on my Photoshop using Macintosh, after scanning the line

said

is

it

a

some knowledge of. “Your readers care about themselves, not you. Readers will perceive as funny anything that hits home, even if it isn’t all that clever by any objective standard,” he said. “Unfortunately, the only person you know well enough to hit home with on a regular basis is yourself. Write about the situations that you have in common also have

with other people.”

•art.

a strip that the

I

use a pattern fill command I created for that

and a dot pattern

Adams said. “My letternow done on the computer,

purpose,” ing

is

using Photoshop. I created a font of my letters so I can type them directly onto the scanned

creator identifies

toonists are so high-tech.

“Remember good

not an

with.

that

cartoonist

writer

of The more than

with

Adams

belief in

exceptional

commitment

who demonstrate

to students

and to

their

They

average.

skills are

above

selves, so they’re likely to prefer a

cartoon about families or work to

also demonstrate leadership in

their schools and/or the college

and

something weird about a talking lasagna.”

in related

Once you

work with

their professions or in the

community.

For more information or nominations forms, contact one

syndicate,

your

sell

Tatulli

and e-mailing

said

Greg Burns (2000 Winner) Recreation

& Leisure Services

Diane Krafl-MacDonatd - Business Paul Latour (200 1 Winner)

John McIntosh

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ext.

& Prep. Studies

-

Trades

ext.

3392

ext.

3223

c.xt.

3269

is

far

less

troublesome than via regular mail. “Electronic submission is the best - there is no guessing whether your art will arrive and it is

same-day delivery.” Glasbergen said computers

rev-

olutionized the cartooning business. “It

& Apprcnticcsltip

Rudy Hofer - Engineering Technology Edie Torbay, Chair of QA

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- Health Science & Community Services Mike Thurnell - Applied Arts

Titia Taylor

Greg Write

3613

ext. 32.83

- Academic Support

Acad. Support

ext.

scanning

strips to the syndi-

cate for distribution

of the following committee members:

to a

strip

ext.

& Professional Development

ext.

327 338

is

wise

acquainted with

become well

to all

sorts of

com-

Nominations open on January 15, 2002

Nominations close on March

15,

2002

Internet

is

becoming nec-

uncommon

not

It’s

strip artist to

hold

for

down

a

a

day job of some kind while his comic strip grows a larger client list,” he said. Tatulli

down

holds

still

other

jobs despite having his first cartoon strip published in 1988. He as a post-producer for TV shows, such as A Wedding Story and Trading Spaces.

works

Adams squeezed

his

Dilbert

any chance he could, while working for Pacific Bell. He kept two jobs from 1989 until 1995 when he finally made a good enough living drawing

work

in

Dilbert.

Glasbergen said there are other for cartoonists to pad their

ways

salaries.

“Books, calendars and other merchandise featuring your characters may increase your income even further. Very few cartoonists are truly wealthy - filthy rich. Very, very few. There are a handof top syndicated cartoonists

category and a few, like Judge of Beavis and Butthead or Matt Groening of The Simpsons, who score big in television.”

advice

cartoonists’

of the genre and a desire to make

Randy Glasbergen,

it is

from person

to per-

clear that hard work, love

people laugh are

all

key compo-

nents to succeeding in the comic

cartoonist

uses computers, an

artist

should

he said. “However, computers are a great way to add colour to your cartoons, animate them, add special effects and there are a variety of programs you can try.” that,”

Adams also uses a number of non-computer related tools to bring the magic of Dilbert to life. “I use a regular

mechanical penwith a hard lead to do the initial pencil work. Then I use a

cil

industry.

Adams said there is probably no one clear path to success. “The only absolute rule is that your cartoons have to make other people laugh. When a comic strip works, it’s because of a weird chemistry between the cartoonist’s writing and artwork and subject matter and the audience.” Glasbergen said there is one key point that ists

many

aspiring cartoon-

overlook.

“Remember that a good cartoona writer who can draw, not an artist who can write, so be sure ist is

funny ideas too.” Bell-Lundy said it is important to find something people can to practise

identify with that being published.

isn’t

already

Staedtler pigment liner pen, size

“It is true that the syndicates are

03 for the drawing, and thicker, size 07, pens for filling in black areas,” he said. “ The Staedtler pens are easy to use but do not make the interesting types of pen strokes that other

fill on the comics page. You need to find a void on the comics page and fill that void with your own particular

cartoonists use a tiny brush and India ink. Some use dip pens with

“The

ing.

comic

too.”

e-mail attachments, pages and Web graphics.” Bell-Lundy agrees that the Web has affected the comic industry, like virtually every other business. essary as a means of distributing

syndicated cartoonists appear in 1,000 newspapers and earn high incomes, but many appear in less than 100 newspapers and earn a very modest liv-

son,

cartoonists

Web

Some

Although

puter graphics, electronic digital

cartooning,

papers his strip appears in. All fees are split 50-50 with the syn-

varies slightly

“You don’t need a computer to draw cartoons. The best cartoons are still drawn by hand at wooden drawing boards and I know of no software program that can replace

about things people can relate to and recognize in their own lives,” he said.

industry,

so be sure to practise funny ideas

not forget the basic tools.

interests.

tfie

varies

Mike

and

“People like to read about them-

programs and whose teaching

a

identifying with the reader’s life “I think it’s important to write

Distinguished teachers are those

is

Glasbergen said although he

He agreed

it

in this

who can draw, artist who can

25,000 humourous illustrations and cartoons in his 30 years in the industry.

break into

to

from person to person and no one should expect to get rich from it. “A comic strip cartoonist’s income is based on the number of

ful

a

write,

subject.”

Glasbergen,

My

using created was Fontographer software.” Not all the tools used by car-

about something

is

art.

font

Your work would come off as cliched if you didn’t know the

a distinguished teacher?

still

need corporate

idea to find something a lot of people can identify with but you

that

nominate

it’s

get to easy published now,

that’s

it.”

Adams

Randy

like to

changing

cartooning a lot short the in

good

Instead,

Better Half, has sold

Would you

the

see

don’t

I

buy the awareness.” Adams said the computer as a tool is important to his strip. Not

but don’t expect to

fine,

has written

books on cartooning and

dicate that distributes the work.

tion.

that

artistic integrity

strip depicts the

of a hapless shark named Sherman, his wife Megan and their lagoon friends, said the

life

who

Glasbergen, three

said

strips

made

It is

toonist makes.

how

into the habit of

fell

-

cartoonists

building their

said.

the beginning of his

at

he identified with. mistake early on in my career when I did a lot of comics that focused on clever puns. If you want to preserve your “I

is

AUBREY HAGAR DISTINGUISHED TEACHER AWARD

are

easier to use as a portfolio,” she

“The only successful strip that a person can write 365 days a year

for the

most successful strips in cartooning history and currently appears in more than 2,000 newspapers, but even he struggled with finding

Bell-Lundy agreed with the importance of identifying with your subject.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Many

your work.

appealing to other cartoonists.” Adams’ Dilbert is one of the

making

cartoonist, can build a career in

Adams

philosophy.

success.

to

important to have life experience. Don’t discount the importance of a well-rounded educa-

ed cartoonist. “You’ll need three ingredients persistence, creativity and confidence. The only way that you, as a

impression on submission is important. Heart of the City follows the life of Heart, a young girl who loves to dress up and play with her dolls, and is first

editors

is dif-

businesses using the Internet.

agreed with

career and

She studied French at Brock and her cartoons appeared in the campus paper. Jim Toomey, who writes and draws Sherman’s Lagoon, offered three tips to becoming a syndicat-

work

their

ferent and brilliant.”

than just good art to be successful.

University

educate those merely intrigued by

goes

the

humourous

tion.”

help to

or

strip

“It’s

hope, encouragement and they are always willing to offer advice to cartoonists

Lundy’s depicts

work, poverty and frustration. But they also have words of

what

is

the

result of

aspiring

their

why

path. That’s

“I don’t

funnies or at the back of your entertainment section are the

tears

hone

to

followed this

(Gary) Trudeau,

achieve.

The

better

various kinds of nibs.”

Materials

are

important

to

prospective cartoonists but, per-

haps even more importantly, they

want

to

know how much

a car-

looking for niches to

slant.”

Tatulli said there is

no secret

to

success.

“The best bet is to write what you know and hope for the best.” Toomey, perhaps protecting his

own

investment or simply speaking words of wisdom, offered one final piece

of advice: “Don’t write

a comic about fish.”


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of Toronto.

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why

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was debating

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Students reveal Valentine’s By Michelle Goring

campus Feb.

With the hustle and bustle of a student’s busy week, it’s hard for them to take time out for themselves let alone anyone else. But at

were

students

1.

Lynn Weber,

ing student, said she’s planning to

their significant other for the spe-

take

cial day.

out

Justin Ranger,

third-year

a

man

her

nice

a

for

romantic

din-

And

after-

ner.

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and

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tradition

of

said

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planned

Valentine’s

his

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is

and

well.

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dom

survey

Ranger

conducted at Conestoga College on the Doon

Lovers have

thank

to

girlfriend

old

Hallmark.

and all things romantic has evolved from a rather bloody and controversial past.

Anything which can be traced back to mythological times is going to have sketchy information supporting it. but according to sources at

what you buy,” Ranger

in marriage.

was,

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it

Channel

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started with a

Rome, February was

considered to be the beginning of

To celebrate each house

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priests

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goat would be sacrificed for

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for purification.

would then

slice the

goat’s hide into strips and dip the flesh into sacrificial blood.

ished the priests

would go

streets gently slapping the

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to the

women

of crops with the bloody

of goat’s hide.

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thought about what to get her

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affection. This tradition has

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student,

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Celine Dion making a By Vanessa Laye is making a cometwo years out of the

Celine Dion

back

after

needed a balance in my life. I wanted a normal life at one point. I wanted to be home,” Dion con-

perform

fessed.

company has

built a replica of the

Coliseum

Rome

And

spotlight. In

her

first

TV

interview since

she suspended her career to have a

Barbara Walters spoke with Dion about her marriage, troublesome pregnancy and

child,

20/20’s

the future.

me

“Inside of

I

I

I

Celine Dion, singer left at the

height of her

career to start a family, but her

Rene

manager

and

husband

prompted her two-year hiatus after he was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1999. Dion said she never missed the Angelil,

also

60,

meant

start-

stage, but she didn’t forget about

her musical career, as she released

new song, A New Day Has Come, for the first time ever durher

Luckily for her, the first time did the trick and her miracle baby boy - I

tried

was waiting for you. To the world Dion’s perfect, but

was bom felt

her

it

life

seemed

wasn’t until her son

(her miracle), that she

life

was normal and

there-

fore complete.

Dion said she is coming back because she is “happiest now.” “Now, I have it all,” she said. However, Dion’s comeback isn’t

has signed a three-year contract

at

US

to

life.

to stop,

I

just for her,

shows designed by Franco Soleil’s du

Cirque Dragone. Dion and her family are making the move from the sunshine state of Florida to the hustle and bustle of Las Vegas, and Dion couldn't be more delighted. Now she can play with her child all day at home and leave for work around

wanted a normal

me I needed

in

already know, Dion had becoming pregnant and underwent in vitro fertilization.

As most

trouble

Dion walked away from her career most of all because she “Inside of

For her debut next year, the

with

what her fans would expect. If they want to see her in action they will have to fly to Las Vegas. “No more tours,” said Dion, who

ing the interview.

at the

ing a family.

one time and it worked.” But her dream for a normal life came true 18 months ago when her child was bom and a family evolved, and that is what her new song is about. Dion sang the song to Walters acappella: Waiting for so long/ For a miracle to come/ And the world thought I had it all/ But I

I

Dion, 34,

life

Rene Charles was bom. “I was fortunate enough

need-

ed to stop, needed a balance in my life. wanted a normal life wantat one point. ed to be home.”

normal

this

week

five nights a

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approximately $100 million

the

6:30 p.m.

But

that is not all

Dion has

set

aside for the future.

She also plans to have another baby within the next couple of years and has a frozen embryo already waiting at a New York fer-

After

two years out

back. Her hiatus

of the spotlight Celine

was prompted by

Dion

is

making a come-

her desire to start a family and

her husband’s battle with throat cancer.

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Some wonder if moving to Las decision. Vegas is wise a the tabloids, According to Angelil has a gambling problem and has lost around $10 million US. But Dion said he has a spending limit when it comes to gambling,

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The Year

Characteristics of those born

By Michelle Goring

Year of the Horse According to White, those born during the Year of the Horse (1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002) are amiable, in the

Let the festivities begin as the

Chinese New Year is upon us. Beginning Feb. 12, the year 2002 marks the Year of the Horse. What to expect from the Year of the Horse

of the animals that arrived by giving each one a year of its

to

own. First came the ent

then

rat,

working ox. The

incredibly funny and usually have a

persist-

1983, 1995)

and

the cautious cat.

the positive side, the

Then came

horse represents achieve-

has failed once too often

horse with the lovable goat

New Year

(or

surge from

for their liking, the per-

close behind.

Vietnam)

falls

make

rebuild,

Build,

friends,

behind, change

ones

old

and

everywhere.

is

Join in, or go home and lock your door against those busy, busy horse people who may trot up and

knock, saying,

“We would

you, or

like to invite

ask you to participate, or give you

most cases

in

The

of attention

centre

the

life.

sive

Calvary!

Chinese astrologer

to

decision

year

first

consults the horo-

great

dar assumed the character

sion, burial, or relocation, corre-

of the animal that gave

sponds favourably with the characteristics of the year. White also says that in Japan

takes

ance and is always eager to be involved. History of Chinese

a

it

name.

The Chinese horoscope

the Year of the Rat to the

reorganization.

New

Year,

animals in

On

Chinese

the

Buddha called all the the kingdom together

what the nature of

parents

who

still

arrange marriages check the signs of the potential couple to see if they are compatible. If not, often-

help predict

that

characteristics

China,

and

resembles western astrology as it applies the year of the subjects birth to a set of predetermined

Buddha decided that the Chinese nation was in dire need of legend,

Year of the Pig, there are 12 animal signs in the oriental astrological system. Chinese legend has it

For those addicted to lassitude, a

called in

his/her appear-

municator,

From

is

scope to see if the decision, whether marriage, family, profes-

cards.

..”

.

it

each successive year of the Chinese calen-

Astrology

.

that

as

on a different date late January or early

Suzanne White, every Oriental person about to make a major

forward,

For the energetic soul. Horse years are your trump

a medal

From

TFT

in

According

proud rooster. were the dog and the deci-

pig.

muttering the

February.

last to arrive

faithful

will

make their presence felt. The horse is a good compride in

every year

the

strutted the

The horse enjoys being

your image, and clean up the

came

after

witty monkey, and then in

hot headed.

existing picture of your

Activity

Soon

son becomes bitter and

woodwork.

1971,

Although there are no complirising signs or obscure charts to deal with, the Chinese

out flurry of industry and

social gathering will

(1959,

lies.

cated

hill.

and

quaint, respectable

is

guilty

feels

whitest of

wilful

the

trickery

for

flair

While the pig

sly tiger

with his friend

followed

natural

deception.

hard-

the

1968, 1980, 1992)

are considered remarkably bright,

dragon followed by the Galloping snake. wise after them came the gifted

out of the

leave

monkey (1956,

by Buddha himself. According

up.

Those born the year of the

be.

Buddha awarded each

showed

ment, success, hard work and independence. On a negative note, if a horse

over the next all

On

Only 12 animals

for a meeting.

determined thousands of years ago

tures.

Aceording to Chinese astrologer Suzanne White, Horse years are when all of us are called upon to shift into first gear and make it

An

was

that the order of the 12 signs

crea-

likeable

pleasant,

Horse begins

of the

times the wedding

that person will

is

called off.

Discover your Chinese horoscope for 2002 1960, (1948, 1972, 1984, 1996) Rats, it’s true, are vibrant souls. But horses

Rats

tend to get in their way. If a rat

spends

saries.

had You Remember?

year

last

off.

of his time wor-

all

rying about these unfriendly vibes,

Cat or Rabbit (1951,

of ground for him-

1963, 1975, 1987, 1999) Though cats do not

he’ll lose a bit self.

Ignore the frenzy and go about It’s the only method of

(1949, 1961, 1973,

horse year

a

activity,

Ox

full

is

promise from a social angle. Luck is on your side.

you

will gain

much from

'1^'

Tiger

(1950,

1962,

Nothing stands in the way of dragons, except perhaps an excess of pizzazz. Take it a wee bit slower. Horses can’t quite fly as

should

Tigers

take

life.

dering about in relative security, that is, if he can find the funds.

Goat or Sheep (1944, *"11955, 1967, 1979, 1991)

1965,

Goats are comforted to

I

that so many are so probably means that the har-

know

busy.

It

Monkey

may

Monkey people

it

may now

form

better

year

they remain in the wings.

if

break wide open.

Keep a watchful eye on finances and Your year

is

if

you

are

1983, 1995)

Emotional trauma still hangs heavy. But things have been worse, and are on the brink of

Rooster (1945,

bom

every 60

years.

fast as yourselves.

improvement.

Horse highs and lows do not endanger the Rooster’s welfare. He can go wan-

Horse. *Fire horses are

1957,

1969, 1981, 1993)

a Fire

Pig (1947, 1959, 1971,

^

spotlight.

never the best one for

you, especially

the horse’s reign.

They can

work well under the horse’s influence, but do better to keep out of the

wait for the

He

take the perilous plunge if he

doesn’t think tefore he barks during

will per-

this

anxious-making.

but

inspiring

1956,

(1944,

•1968, 1980, 1992)

Horse (1954, 1966*, 1978, 1990, 2002) If there has been a

(1946, 1958, 1970,

1994)

Nervous as usual, the dog finds Horse years

vest will be rich.

Falling in

love again and again and again.

in

Dog

'

%,^^V4982,

a curb on emotions.

1976, 1988, 2000)

the dili-

1974, 1986, 1998)

a busy social

catastrophe lying

Dragon (1952, 1964,

fore,

gent horse’s influence.

')

count on

horse,

the

to

(1953,

An excess of passionate pleasure seeking could smite a horse year with emotional ups and downs. Certainly, you can

of

1985, 1997)

Workers

Snake

.Jv. 1977, 1989, 2001)

take kindly to excessive

your work. survival.

-

horse years seriously. They must strive for new ways to attack adver-

Horoscopes from Suzanne White's book Original Chinese Astrology.

HOROSCOPE By Daniel Roth

problems

Week of Feb 11-17

After

to you.

Help them

as best

you can with start

their situation.

Happy Birthday Aquarius! You will have to make a tough choice on your birthday. If you have

Aries:

March 21

-

April

You

are going to have to

complete any unfinished business in order for

your

life.

new If

things to

come

O

May

Gemini:

*i|Tf

A

new

week you

21

June

-

Luckiest day: February 15.

ceed

to follow

is

it.

from all directions your way.

Good

will

changes

be coming

whom

If

friends are at

wouldn’t norm^ly associate with are

it

Cancer: June 22

-

to

feels like all

sudden change is you off guard.

catch

in

situation in a different way.

Luckiest day: February

- December You will be

22

12.

intensity

-

the

correct

you

also.

Aquarius: January' 20

-

February 18

The events

in

your

life

are going to

decrease in significance.

welcome it

the

You

upcoming time of

while

it

will rest.

lasts.

Luckiest day: February 11.

21 Pisces:

increasing

February'

19

-

March 20

of a relationship or

A

friendship.

September 23

make

November

Sagittarius:

jff

the 17.

October 22 You are going to have to stop weighing the odds on a dominant issue in your life. Someone else help you

AK

Enjoy

foolish

mistake will

yourself having this special person to

more than you think. Don't confuse yourself by over-analyzing

confide

the insignificant details.

You

will

close ftiend will help

what you need to do to bring happiness back into your life. Don’t get mad at him or her if it’s not what you want to hear.

to pick sides, don’t. You’ll be better

choice.

extra sleep will help

Luckiest day: February’ 12.

of your

July

one of your close female friends and she’ll help you see the

Confide

A

war and they want you

Libra:

-

Luckiest day: February 17.

Luckiest day: February

A

you

-

with everyone.

Luckiest day: February 17.

1 1

May

23

October 23

to decide

off maintaining neutral friendships

into

going

People

required for you to suc-

22

-

August

September 22 is

Scorpio:

November 21

will feel like celebrat-

Virgo:

and depressed by the end of the week things will be getting better. Any

Luckiest day: February' 16.

you

path has been laid out for

you look towards your

Taums: April 20 20

August 22

21

goals you’ll reach them.

Luckiest day: February

-

discouraging

ing.

All that

19

a

January things will finally to go your way. By the end of

you.

the least.

r

the

Luckiest day: February 15.

to decide between friends and family

choose to be with whomever you see

Leo: July 23

confide their personal

to

starting

will feel

more

at

peace with

in.

Luckiest day: February'

ys

Capricorn: -

1

1.

December 22

January 19 If

you

are feeling lonely

cost you

Luckiest day: February 16.

Daniel Roth is a second-year journalism student who has studied astrology and other clairvoyant issues for three years.


— SPOKE, Feb.

Page 12

11,

2002

G

Hard tournament has won

By Jody Andruszkiewicz The Conestoga Condors women’s on Jan. 26 they didn’t do last year, they took home a medal from a Playing

Lawrence College women’s team

at St.

Kingston,

won

the

losing to the

silver medals,

host team 3-1

gold medal

in the

game. "They played really well,” said coach Rebecca Miller of her team’s success. “It

all

came

together.”

After dismal results last year, the

Condors took home their first medal of the year. morning game, the In the Condors played St. Lawrence’s Brockville campus entry and won 3-0. Melinda Wilkinson, Griselda Rivera and Sarah Drinkwater

The noon game saw

Condors Sandford Fleming to a

play Sir

McKee

the

scored the lone

goal for the Condors.

with four goals. Johnstone said

round-robin game, Conestoga went head-to-head with

every time the Condors got two goals ahead. La Cite would inch

Lawrence team from

back to within one goal until the last few minutes when Conestoga sealed its victory with two goals. Playing against St. Lawrence’s Kingston entry, the Condors played their best defensive game winning 3-0 with goals coming from Djokovic, Miro Orasanin and Boris

the

In

last

the host St.

the

break,

where

the

they got

Condors did very

bombed

well,

8-0.

When it was time for the gold medal game, the Condors were once again facing the host team. Determined not to repeat their prior performance against their oppoCondors kept St. nents, the Lawrence from racking up the

Having already qualified for the

The Conestoga women’s indoor soccer team took home silver campus invitational tournament on

McDonald scored

Jennifer

goals.

Kubara.

at

gold medal match, Johnstone said the Condors played a lacklustre

Conestoga’s only goal on a power

the St. Lawrence Kingston

game

play, in a losing 3-

Jan. 26. Back, from

Melinda Wilkinson, Jennifer McDonald, Nicole McKee, Christine Lapp, Sharon Wynja and Rachel Hartwick. Front, from left: Sarah Sauer, Jennifer Santos, Sara

Brockville

effort.

1

same weekend, the In the Conestoga men’s team also took second place, losing to Royal

left:

Drinkwater and Griselda Rivera.

Conestoga

game

first

tournament

eventual

the

(Photo by Vanessa Lays)

lost 3-1

quick goals from

Conestoga was whose goal was

RMC. Two

to

RMC

RMC

in the first

were what put the Condors the whole game according to coach Geoff Johnstone. Scoring for

despite strong effort

Tsatsas

the only

one the

keeper allowed the entire

tournament.

down

Women’s soccer team does

Louie

Unlike the low-scoring the first

affair

of

game, Conestoga bombed

Lawrence’s Cornwall entry 101. Bojan Djokovic led the Condors with five goals in the game. “The highlight was Bojan scoring all five of his goals in one threeminute shift,” said Johnstone. St.

3-1.

his tourna-

In the final, Johnstone said the

effort

However, the Condors’ was marred when, according

to Johnstone, a

Conestoga player

took an unnecessary five-minute penalty with seven minutes the

left in

game, effectively ending

chances for a victory.

not medal

CSI

Alumni tourney

in

St. Lawrence Djokovic added

defeating

RMC goalkeeper played a fantastic game.

against victors,

in

two more goals to bring ment total to 1 2 goals.

Military College 3-0.

shift

Condors played La Cite from Ottawa and After the

won way

Conestoga.

Playing their

scored for the Condors.

draw. Nicol

7-4, with Djokovic leading the

Kingston. Unlike their other games

tournament.

in

Playing La Cite, Conestoga

Vanessa Laye and Wilkinson scored for

2-0.

Melinda indoor soccer team did something

silver lining

EVENTS

By Jody Andruszkiewicz Trying for a second straight medal

s

,

si c

...

Condors women’s indoor soccer team came

finish,

up a

Conestoga

the

little

short.

Going 1-2-1 in Alumni tournament

Conestoga

the at the

recreation

good enough Condors into the medal

centre on Feb. 3 wasn’t to get the

Feb.

11-15 Sex Awareness Week

round.

But that didn’t stop them from

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playing some excellent soccer over the weekend.

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The Condors’ lone victory came George Brown College where they defeated the Toronto

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“We had

a

good tournament,”

said

coach Rebecca Miller. “Especially

going to be a hard tournament.”

both teams. Miller went on to say the Condors

against the alumni team.”

made

The Condors lost 3-0 to the Alumni in a back and forth game that saw stellar ball control, crisp passing and relentless hustle by

nament and

a few mistakes during the tour-

was those mistakes

it

that

“There were tough teams

in this

tournament and we knew

after successful

Owen

Sound.

Miller said she will

opponents capitalized on.

Condors soccer team

The tournament was won by Alumni 1 over a club team from

it

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tournament on the weekend where they played really well.”

However,

unlike

the

tourna-

shoot.

ment, the Condors showed a

That was the case for the Conestoga women’s indoor soccer team as they lost 5-0 to Waterloo Celtic at the recreation centre on

effort

Jan. 29.

3-0 after the

first half.

“We

Waterloo

Celtic

just weren’t there in our

but

didn’t

lot

of

same

get the

Some rough bounces and

a

little

of luck had Waterloo Celtic up

displayed

heads,” said coach Rebecca Millei;

excellent ball control in the sec-

adding part of the problem might have been the team played in a tournament over the weekend.

ond half playing keep away from

after the loss,

“I think the girls

came

off a hard

Waterloo Celtic from taking a lot of shots. The score could have been 6-0 except for a quirky play that saw the Condors goalkeeper take a ball off her face.

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Despite having few scoring chances, the Condors played some strong defence, keeping

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