Bearing By Kirsten
an attempt to stay on his
instead dragged her
of Conestoga’s stu-
polar plunge at the college’s
Ginny Hawkrigg, CSI vice-president of
purchased the revealing
undies the night before after the two
would be a great way
as weird as
But before the event nerves started and the pair hid in the
to take over
their turn to
turns out they
early, as the
them had yet to plunge. “There was no way we were hangwent
fall off. I
crashing to the floor after hitting a
patch of water
for Richard Gere.
ous jumpers. “I saw Jon go
Their sprint through the cafeteria
was halted momentarily as Olinski, and then Andruszkiewicz went
(Photo by Kirsten
Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI vice-president of academics, leaps into the pond during the 20th annual polar plunge fundraiser on Feb. orange 7. Andruszkiewicz and CSI president Jon Olinski wore thongs during the event, which raised $2,000 for the Heart and
are not comfortable.
thong was going to
to leap into the
in front of
ing out in the cafeteria so
temperatures and icy gusts of
dent of student activities, said the polar plunge is always a successful event because of its high participa-
over the walkieAndruszkiewicz, “and
started to run.”
behind by previ-
“But then front of
stepped out in
and there was no way
could stop.” He covered
described grabbing onto the
always draws a she said.
of attenof people
out to watch and there’s also a
of media coverage.”
Hawkrigg, who has leapt into the pond the past two years, said there is no way to prepare yourself for the jump. “You just have to run and do it, she said. "You can't think about it, you just have to jump.” For more polar plunge photos turn to Page 8
8 other students braved the
pond during the which raised $2,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Some donned more than skimpy lingerie. Garments ranged from boxers and bras on top of shirts to super hero type costumes and bikinis. Ginny Hawkrigg, CSI vice-presi-
possibly go,” said Andruszkiewicz.
decided to go above and
beyond and go
heighten the publicity of the event.
about it, you just have to jump.”
“You can’t think
flashy attire as part of the 20th annu-
president of academics, sported the
thong just wasn’t that embarrassing
Conestoga Students Incorporated and Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI vice-
those people, wandering around in a
bad for her,” he
“I felt so
on Feb. as they ran across the back cam-
after falling in the caf in front
dent executive took representing the student
— No. 7
at the Biz
By Janine Toms Forget all your troubles, forget all your cares and go downtown! That’s where many Conestoga students headed Feb. 7 for the Biz Bash at Stages Night Club in Kitchener.
Approximately 200 students were in attendance as was Master T, a former V-J from Much Music. The theme of the night was Cupid Gets Plastered, a preValentines party.
Men’s soccer team shut out 4-0.
p.m. everything was in
was flooded with
partygoers as multiple disco balls sent a shimmering glow over the
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crowd and stage lights beamed deep red. blue and green hue.
Everyone's attention turned to Mike Marshall the stage as
announced the Tunnel of Love participants. The tunnel was a wooden cabinet encased
Biz Bash on the annual computer and business student association s (Photo by Jamne Toms) Mike Marshall. event featured the Tunnel of Love, Master T and
About 200 students took part Feb.
male participants were paired off and
revealing the contestants
sent inside the shack.
regardless of their apparel or lack
three female and three
Each couple within the shack had exchange to seconds 30
scantily clothed revealing
what nature had given them. Contestants did not seem to mind the the
received a prize
Each participant from the Stag Shop.
— SP OKE, Feb
Student’s cabinet travels to Manitoba By Sanja Glibota While most rooms and hallways were Conestoga College at enveloped in silence on Feb. 9, the woodworking centre was echoing with ear-splitting noises, thumps and squeaks. But the 12 participants in a woodworking apprenticeship contest were so absorbed in finishing their projects on time that they didn’t find the noise they were making distracting. The competition, sponsored by of Chapter Ontario the
Manufacturing Association of Canada (AWMAC), began at 7:30 a.m.,
the participants started
building a cabinet based on identical
drawings and instructions. “I
exciting point of
the day.” Kevin Hodgkinson, co-op woodworking technician student
them with all other required components and supplies. Though nine hours seemed like more than enough time to complete the project, one of the four
“There are a
The contestants were allowed
use their hand tools and compa-
such as Devilbiss, Ryobi, Rower Tools, Anmac, Senco, Binks, and Lee Valley provided nies
Hans Cullman, a qualified neyman, minutes before
enrolled in nursing programs,
Although only three participants had completed their cabinets, Cullman said he was not disappointed with the skills and knowledge the contestants showed. “You must realize that most of these people here are at the begin-
as well as to experienced nurses
ning of their careers.
long day and everyone
confidence in yourself. You can’t look at your neighbour. You have to concentrate,” he said. Kevin Hodgkinson, a third-year co-op woodworking technician student, could not believe that he completed the project on time. “I didn’t think I was going to finish,” he said. “But when I realized
woodworking technician student, puts final touches on his cabinet at the AWMAC Woodworking Apprenticeship Contest Feb. 9. Among 1 2 contestants, he was one of the three who completed the project in nine hours. (Photo by Sanja Glibota)
most exciting point of the day.” Hodgkinson won third place and a $100 prize. Second place and a $200 award went to Dave Eves, a woodwork-
For more information or nominations forms, contact one of the following committee members:
second-year co-op woodworking technology Dickie,
student at the college. a
$400 prize and
his cabinet will
national winner will attend
Convention, free of cost. He will be recognized at the convention
and receive a cash
Similar tails will also he licKl :
apprentice at the college. The winner of the contest was ing
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Chapter of will judge the entries from across Canada and declare a national winner by the end of
Ottawa on Feb. tot toC 7.7.
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Stereo equipment target of break-ins in By
of vehicles, makes the area a
Conestoga College has had a
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of car break-ins recently,
not limited to the college. Thieves
with vehicles being targeted both
also hit other areas with a high
day and night. Three vehicles were broken into during the day on Jan. 23 and three more cars were robbed on Jan. 29, while their owners were in evening classes. All cars were parked in Lots 10, 12 and 3. In the last few instances, thieves gained access to the cars, mostly Japanese and other foreign imports, by breaking windows. In one case, a vehicle was broken in the
owner was only
school for 10 to 15 min-
Hockey equipment was stolen from one car, although stereo systems seemed to be the target, said Ai Hunter, supervisor of security services at Conestoga College. Audio equipment was also targeted in the Jan. 23 break-ins. All incidences were reported to Waterloo regional police.
The Nominations open on January 15, 2002 Nominations close on March 15, 2002
into although the
& Professional Development
be sent to Winnipeg.
Taylor - Health Science & Community Services Mike Thumell - Applied Arts Greg White - Trades & Apprenticeship Rudy Hofcr - Engineering Technology
Faiers, a second-year
Would you help?
commitment to students and to their programs and whose teaching skills are above average. They also demonstrate leadership in
get, said Hunter.
Greg Burns (2000 Winner) Recreation & Leisure Services Diane Kraft-MacDonald - Business Paul Latour (200 1 Winner) - Academic Support John McIntosh - Acad. Support & Prep. Studies
their professions or in the
For clinic information, call:
oneof hour your time
a distinguished teacher?
their schools and/or the college
Distinguished teachers are those
someone’s like to
whether you’re in it for two or 54 years like me.” Conestoga College graduate Greg McFarland, a judge at the project competition and a manager with J.F. Gillanders Co. Ltd. in Toronto, said he knew exactly what the contestants were going through. Two years ago, while he was still a co-op student at the college, McFarland won second place in a
Edie Torbay, Chair of QA
cabinet by 5:30 (p.m.).”
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Canada on Feb. 17
“There will probably be about seven people will
haven’t finished yet,” said judge
graduates from woodworking programs, received the drawings
in the hours.
one week prior to the competition. But the cabinets had to be constructed under supervision
judges in the competition didn’t expect everyone to be done on
fourth-year apprentices and recent
college’s location, near the
401, as well as the large number
buildings and plazas.
“The more eyes and ears we have out there, the better.” Al Hunter, supervisor of security services
Hunter suggests students use cover plates on their stereos and keep valuables out of sight. However, some thieves will case parking lots, watching where car owners place their belongings.
cious activity in a parking
‘The more eyes and have out
to notify security.
there, the better,”
Conestoga students Two
By Vanessa Laye and
dents were to have an appoint-
ment with the mechanic as
College on Feb. 7 taught a few
some very important
as police officers rushed into the
building witlhout considering the
on the scene, the pair found the mechanic unconscious. Following procedures taught in
consequences, which left four dead. Since carbon monoxide is a
colourless, odourless gas,
courses they called
for help. Students arrived to rep-
resent the security and police that
five)!seconds and you’re down,”
would be found
scene, along with paramedics and
In addition to the students at the
part of the
scenario, one of the
engine repair shop
ing students posing as police and
Although both scenarios were set up exactly the same, both did
up in the recreation complex. These stuset
scenario organized every year for
By Stacey McCarthy
be a hero,
number of programs.
Four people are dead after a faulty propane heater leaked carbon monoxide into an engine repair
mock carbon monoxide
Kitchener on Feb.
students were taking
dispatcher received an emer-
gency call around noon from Elg asking for police and ambulance
regional hospital and treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.
of their course. In
first to arrive.
Conestoga College students Kaila Sigston and Mary Elg. mechanic
of the officers
the scene are
the building without breathing appa-
Elg and Sigston were conducting a health and safety audit at
Conestoga security supervisor Mark Buchanan arrived after police
regional police and Kitchener firefighters,
Waterloo regional police personal
part in as part
This was the setup of a scenario that college security personnel and
the repair shop as part of their
and found Elg, Sigston, Southcott and three officers unconscious at the
Officials at the Ministry of
scenarios were held this
personnel arriving at
scenario found a mechanic,
two students and
three police offi-
grand opening of Conestoga s improved recreation centre. "There are a lot of little things that still need to be done," said
the Waterloo regional police pro-
vided vehicles and assistance.
grams participated in the scenario. The media attempted to get
take part in several
centre will be the culmination of what Martin called a very long
process which saw problems from the start.
Christmas holidays to make
weight rooms open for student use
ecstatic about the be completed by the
September but that was continually pushed back because of problems. The rooms opened for use during the second semester.
the unbelievable reaction
has helped change the recreation centre. the of image “I’ve got to get the impression (to
the students) that the rec centre just a building
have a few deficiencies
work through." Martin
of those deficiencies are the
area not being installed properly
up the road, he
In try ing to create that impression.
Martin said he
trying to build a
culture around the recreation centre through promotion on boards across the college and
because Martin said
he had one female student in third approach him about w hat the y ear recreation centre offered. 55 hen he told her about the free
him she Guelph know w hat w as
offered, the student told
because she didn
Students don't get everything for
pay for the
sealed massage session and to book a personal trainer. Fifteen one-hour
costs a student
cost $1,000 or ntoreat a club like
said the emphasis on the
However, building will take time
7. the first
ecstatic about the reviews of the recreation centre and estimated the
week of Jan.
few weeks students
have to prepare reports and
of duty and was right at my side ever)' day. Martin said. Despite the problems. Martin is
In the next
free as they
use of the recreation centre over 1.500 per cent.
were funding issues that resolved over the partially were summer when Conestoga Students Inc. contributed $75,000 in funding First there
on time, delaying Originally. Martin construction. wanted to have the fitness and
Personnel from the Cambridge department, paramedics and
“From a planning point of view, came together well.”
medics and security personnel. A number of students from the broadcast and journalism pro-
week of school. "Pete w'ent above and beyond the
for Mar. 6."
As for the outcome of the event, Douglas said faculty are pleased.
alerted police, firefighters, para-
ation centre, "but they will be ready
>onse to changes at the
sure the recreation centre's fitness area would be ready for use by the
grand opening on March
He hopes that when students go out into the real world they will remember the lessons they
one of their classes. A call from Elg from an emergency phone outside the facility
director of the recre-
There were also problems with the steel being used for thd recreation centre's new fitness and weight
sources of income from elsewhere.
as realistic as
“Students had to be very careDouglas, adding that a lawn mower served as a “red herring," forcing students to be attentive when assessing the scene.
duct a health and safety audit as
director of the
Mark supervisor Buchenan said a carbon monoxide leak from a faulty propane heater was the cause of the accident. “We don’t know what happened though,” he said, “'t here wasn’t an engine running when we arrived.” LASA students, Kaila Sigston and Mary Elg, were meeting with mechanic Jeff Southcott to con-
Martin and Peter Schlei.
company that made sure
takes care of maintenance at the
and had to be re-installed. He also noted the heating system in the new fitness area had to be redone.
year over the next six years. However. Martin didn't have all the required money and had to raise
Four people died compared with one in the B scenario. Environmental Acute and
It’s not quite there but the finishing touches will be ready tor the
The completion of
failed to stop, look
of students participating.
By Jody Andruszkiewicz
have stalled an investigation into the
year to accommodate the number
repair facility located in the
arrived wearing oxygen tanks and the unconscious from the scene. The victims were taken to a
tion of the situation.
cers unconscious in a small engine
See photos on Page 6 and 7
Jeff Southcott and officer Nils Varga killed at the repair facility at Conestoga’s recreation centre.
be cautious when they are in
you’re a dead hero.”
students got caught up in the
responded to each.”
ed to be a hero,”’ Douglas said.
Douglas. “The issue
The use of carbon monoxide was significant because the gas is odourless and colourless, making
Students from the college were
to play a part.”
“They may look back and say, ‘I remember at college when I want-
helped stage the event,
Safety Services, the
students in a
program (LASA). "There are 48 LASA students and we wanted to give everybody an opportunity
treated the survivors, includ-
ended up being very different. “You can never predict a situa-
can remind them
was a carbon monoxHowever, the way both scenes unfolded was slightly dif-
and the mechanic were dead at the scene. Nursing students at a field hospi-
news, but the whole thing was a
actually participating in a
the law and security administra-
be beneficial to stu-
In Scenario B,
a bit less cau-
Four people are dead and two
"They failed to stop, look and listen and then act. They got caught up in the emotion.” However, mistakes made at this
information from security but were kept back from the scene and were greeted with a “no comment” when asked questions.
are in serious condition following
students were also called to cover
to oversee the action.
In both scenarios, the
“One group was
recreate a real
Ministry of Labour.
Cambridge fire department and Waterloo officers from the regional police were in attendance
police foundations programs.
the opportunity to participate in
Don Douglas, program
This was to allow more students
By Laurie Vandenhoff
Conestoga College on Feb.
This year the scenario, which took place
Scenario A, students posing
Students failed to
not have the
The annual accident scenario that took place at Conestoga students
learn from scenario
accidents produce different outcomes
— Page 3
Feb. 18, 2002
"We've created something great for the students."
the grand opening occurs
on Mar. 6. there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:30. a hockey same at 7 between an alumni team and the varsity team, two
men s and w omen s alumni teams will take on the men s and women s varsity teams respectively and all the instructors
giving free lessons that
THE CONTROVERSY CONTINUES AT CAFE CALISA
not good for students Even though Universities Minister Dianne Cunningham recently from Queen’s University in Kingston to deregulate undergraduate tuition, the government needs to take a serious look at the growing need of student aid and the damage of soaring rejected the request
university costs across Canada.
On Feb. 6, university students came together during the Students Day of Action to protest the deregulation of undergraduate tuition and demand the government impose a tuition freeze and increase funding to public education. Outside the Ontario legislature, students from Kitchener, Guelph,
Peterborough and Thunder Bay rallied
that their voices
would be heard. At the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, about 70 students held a sleep-out, pitching tents on the university campus in temperatures of -30 C. Similar camp-outs occurred at the University of Ottawa and
In St. John’s, Nfld., student leaders said thousands
entered the provincial legislature where they met with the education minister.
In Halifax, about 200 protesters occupied the main floor of the Royal Bank building.
undergraduate and graduate students were urged to walk
out of their classes during the afternoon to sign petitions, listen to
speakers and create a strong voice supporting a tuition freeze.
which has accumulated more than 1,800
natures, asks Ontario’s restore
to freeze tuition fees for all
education and reduce tuition
fees for all graduate, post-diploma and professional
Confidence needed to say no
have been deregulated since 1998. taught at an early age
would have moved from the government to university administration. The students were concerned that this policy would
about safe sex, but astonishing
plays a big part
Deregulation would have meant tuition levels for arts and sciences students
tuition increases specific to individual
Without the intervention of the government students say the eventual result
to freeze tuition hikes
it comes making sure
Almost 25 per cent of HIV cases diagnosed last year were women.
able to afford the costs and therefore be denied access.
In an article in the Feb. 7 edition of Echo, students pointed out that while the university cited cuts in
have been moving funds out of the general operating budget into an endowment fund. In the education material they
stressed that deregulation
government has the largest surplus
billion last year.
government imposed a two per cent cap on fee increases in the core arts and sciences programs in 2001 for each of the next five years. However, the cap does not apply to some professional and graduate programs including medicine, law and master of business administration
medicine alone, tuition for first-year students ranges from $8,500 at the University of Ottawa to $14,700 at the University of Toronto. Although some universities defend the high tuition costs as necessary to recruit top-notch faculty and improve technology, associations such as the Ontario
Medical Association claims
becoming a place
for the rich, and that high
tuition will intensify the doctor shortage.
to increase assistance for stu-
dents and increase funding of public education. Without will surely face a two-tier education
system or even worse a
zation of the university system that will deny to
Canada states. The Health Canada statistics Statistics
released in attention
post-secondary education, not because they are incapable, but
because they cannot afford
news conference, held 7,
have the confi-
This strength will then lead to the
Prior to 1995 most
were men, with
The lethal virus has been around for more than 20 years, and until recently Canadian
However, despite the concentration on sex education in the people are practising unsafe sex.
before these girls become sexually active.
to be more motivayoung women to avoid
aspects of their
48 per cent from the number
Feb. 8 Record article.
Near the end of 1999, an estimated 6.800 Canadian women were living with HIV. That’s up
available throughout the city, but
before more young
would be able
will to say
fear they will be
they insist their partner
wear a condom. If
have strength within them-
selves to do anything they desire.
should teach these young
brought the numbers of
school systems, more and more
HIV-infected Canadians to the
Some women may not dence needed to say no
Instead of trying to raise tuition, both institutions should be putting
teachers, parents and older sib-
under age 20, a report released
In an attempt to alleviate the problem, the
self-esteem should be presented at an early age. At five- and- six-years-old,
getting the message.
where students from wealthy families are able to attend university while those from modest, working-class backgrounds will not be
better all aspects of their
Safe sex education
federal, provincial and local
governments should get together
for teenage girls, but self-esteem
and create a program
encouragement against unprotected sex must be a mandatory component as well. The difference between love and sex
weekly sessions promoting and
rather than questioning the
epidemic and wondering how
numbers got so high so quickly. Even if just a few mothers and
young women before teaching them about the dos and don’ts of in
women who would
more young girls had selfassurance they would be able to
an unsafe way of
is mainly funded from September to May by a payment from Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) in exchange for the
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Research By Julianna Kerr
descriptions and lots of goodies for
looking for jobs on Feb.
The 2002 Job
Admission and transportation to the job fair were free with a student card. Once inside, students had
employers were available to answer questions. Booths were set up by each organization. They
their interest in the organization
and the position available. list of suggested Free’s
confess to being a meteorologist. information Milner gathers faculty coming from from Guelph, Stratford, Cambridge
closed two times in five years as a
result of the weather,
may be wondering what
takes to get a
and the surrounding areas. And, he consults with local transit authorities to find out what
to close the school
on a given day isn’t an easy one, according to Barry Milner, physiat resources manager cal Conestoga College. "We have a procedure in place which Has served us well," He said. Milner has Web sites, including the Weather Channel and the
always updated on the Weather Channel and Ministry of Transportation Web sites,” Milner said. “A number of our clients come by public are
He is also on the phone to the plowmen moving snow at each
Intelecast, at his disposal to continuously check weather patterns.
of Conestoga’s campuses. “They can tell me the current condi-
did this position
have a training session
An employer guidebook was ing
izations represented at the
employer profiles. Conestoga co-op adviser Violet Boutilier
“The turnout from students was “I saw many
fantastic,” she said.
Conestoga employees (from left) Shirley Donczyk, Violet Boutilier, Charlie Matjanec and Julie Welch were official greeters for stu(Photo by Julianna Kerr) dents at the 2002 Job Fair, Feb. 6. wished to meet.” Job search resources and information are always available to Conestoga students and alumni in
appeared serious about meeting with potential employers. Several
doors, greeting students.
tions at each
students mentioned they had specific
mind and had
researched which employers they
had already been put down, which melted the rain as it landed. “That meant that we could
open was based upon roads being in reasonable condition and they weren’t going to get worse. “We closed on the Wednesday night because the storm was identified to reach us from the Ohio Valley at 8 p.m.” Milner said. “People would have been safe getting in for continuing educathe schools
Dave Stewart, continuing eduadminister; Donna Runions, college academic and administration services; Wally Ebner, campus administration; and Milner gather information
that is fed into a central source,
the registrar Fred Harris.
their drivers are saying.
close Conestoga College
However, he said he doesn’t
Few storms can By Lisa
interesting questions that reflect
Student employment officer Sara Ffee said students should always prepare questions of their own for an interview. Students should ask relevant and
questions and interviews.
Conestoga’s table focused on
including information technology,
— Page 5
ing the event offered useful tips and
Students were presented with the
partner schools sponsor-
suggestions for employment suc-
Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo. opportunity
access to a great deal of informa-
Motion) Park was sponsored by Conestoga and three (Research
More than 100 employers were
The decision must be made by 5:30 a.m. in order to be able to inform all clients and staff before they head to the school. “We consult with him, and he makes the final decision,” Milner said. “Our major concern is the safety of our clients, we don’t want to put people at risk.” On Jan. 31 the decision to keep
be open.” Milner said Harris and other
work as a team to do the right thing for the college.
take pride in trying to
the right decisions,” he said.
tion classes, but not safe getting
out and might have been trapped we hadn’t closed.” According to Milner, on the Friday the information didn’t point to conditions being severe enough to close the school.
“The freezing rain came later than expected,” Milner said. “Salt
won’t please everyone though.” For example, Milner said closing the school on a test day when a student was prepared could completely throw that student off when they have to do the test on another day. “There’s an impact on the clients
or don’t close
Lack of people power cancels silent auction ome is where the heart
money for children with autism delayed; event may be rescheduled for April
items sitting out.” she said, adding, it's too much responsibil-
By Daniel Roth
silent auction to raise
to a lack
of volunteers to run
a single person.
send children with
member Chapter County Waterloo The of of Autism Society Ontario. is
grateful to the college for
allowing her to use the space in the Sanctuary' but is disappointed
She said volunteers would have been needed to set up before the auction and help distribute the prizes afterwards.
approval to run the auction
the staff to run the event properly.
Fairview Mall. She is aiming to hold the auction in April, providing she gets
She said she would have needed at least four people at all
the help she needs, and she is not fussy when it comes to volun-
the event had to be cancelled. However, she just didn't have
can’t just have
at the event with
one person of those
someone would volunteer to it would be
the smallest thing
“I could use people to help me with marketing, advertising, promotions, law and accounting.”
Student-friendly return fares from Kitchener.
Caughlin is also open to the idea of having different types of
nator of the event and a
Laura Caughlin. I
doesn’t have to be a
beneficial,” she said, adding, “It
dents looking to get
“You can’t just have one person at the event with all those
autism, a complex development
All types of people could benefit from the event, especially stu-
for children with autism, sched-
uled for Feb.
at the event.
“There's lots of opportunity to get experience." she said.
She would hke to double the number of items by the next auction and would be grateful for
“Even items which have been marked down by retailers people might buy.” she
interested in donating
time or prizes can reach Caughlin by phone at 743-1422 or by e-
For information, contact: Student Life Centre, U of
888-4434 15 Charles Street W.
Taking the polar plunge
Police foundations student Lazaro Escobar climbs out of the participating
the 20th annual polar plunge at the college.
(Photo by Kirsten
Lazaro Escobar takes a flying leap into the pond in full costume Heart and Stroke Foundation. The event raised $2,000.
(Photo by Kirsten
Accounting student Jessika Kunkle and an unidentified into the icy waters during the polar plunge on Feb. 7.
take a leap of
(Photo by Kirsten
ran from the crowd of spectators to join
to register with the
CSI before jumping.
the plunge. Participants (Photo by Kirsten
Journalism student and CSI vice-president of academics Jody Andruszkiewicz shows off his better side after jumping into the pond wearing an orange thong. (Photo by Kirsten
— SPOKE, Feb.
Co-op enhances student experience By Julianna Kerr
said. “It helps
with the long-term
so you don’t find yourself wonder-
Students and employers taking
The Canadian Association
Boutilier said one of the major
growth and quality of co-op pro-
grams across the country.
gives people an opportunity to
terms and then hire them after graduation. Boutilier said
ing with everyone
- including peo-
who may have
ple in the industry
office provides assis-
and mock interviews. Co-op eligibility and availability depend on each program, but a lot of it is based on marks and ability.
tance with resumes, cover letters
Canada. Co-op offers students important and unique
students to realize they are compet-
employers,” she said.
and college co-op programs
the guidelines for uni-
Conestoga deals with a number of organizations that hire students
students back for subsequent
ment contacts. co-op students is a career development course offered
job prior to making a commitment to hiring them.”
their field prior to graduating, they
a national, non-profit organiza-
Co-op students graduate with
had some experience
she said, “is that because
on a regular basis. “Employers like co-op because it gives them an extended job interview with students,” Boutilier said. “They get the opportunity to see how the student performs on the
“The other big thing
they’re learning,” she said.
also helps students put the
puts theory into practice.
in the right
skills they’re learning into action.
8 to 22.
The week is recognized across Canada, and is designed to boost awareness of co-op programs. Conestoga co-op adviser Violet Boutilier said an information booth would be set up in one of the main hallways
co-op will be saluted during Education Week,
usually offered to the stu-
years of experience.
“Employers are looking son to
for a per-
their job needs,” she said.
Go-op helps students jump ahead a few steps in a highly competitive
Students dissatisfied with CSI’s work By Lisa
night to watch
Canada play hockey
Second-year marketing students Emile McLean and Steve Coleman Students Conestoga think Incorporated needs to do a better job improving and promoting its
Olympics. McLean noted that many students probably don’t stop to read the complicated-looking posters and advertisements on the walls and bulletin boards throughout the
McLean and Coleman, who was
elected as the CSI’s vice-president of activities in the spring of 2001
posters advertising the extravagant,” too are
“If an activity is feasible
Jody Andruszkiewicz, vice-president of academics, said, “We’ll take everything said- into account, but if there’s something we can’t do, there’s a good reason for it.”
always open to suggestions and ideas.” Ginny Hawkrigg, CSI vice-president of
ted to addressing the issues that concern its membership, while pro-
said he finds out about
events too late most of the time.
ing to the college student hand-
CSI up-to-date and making
He suggested keeping
book. Social enhancement was what McLean and Coleman wanted to bring to the attention of the CSI
formation of study groups can be one about difficult material. answered questions get
BENEFITS OF GROUP LEARNING
Sanctuary (notices of events on cards or coasters on the middle
together to solve
suggested many know what the CSI or does and who its members are.
"Put more effort into endorsing yourselves and what you do, he
He suggested more awareness weeks, comedy and dinner nights, bands perform and at the college instead of larger conhaving local air
Coleman suggested having
of activities for the CSI. said she is available for consultation most in the
and therefore develop a
people for dedicated students. Find some of your academic goats.
Ginny Hawkrigg, vice-president
their problem-solving ability
HOW TO FORM A STUDY GROUP
Study groups encourage interaction understanding of subject material.
thoughts that there are not enough social events put on by the CSI, and the ones put on are poor with little
encouragement and support. Alt members of the group can improve
are retained Groups study facilitates active learning. Lessons process. are actively engaged in the learning brings more perspeebves together, "Two heads are better than one”. Group study sessions. which usually leads to more productive study that increases confidence, reinforcing Students develop a sense of camaraderie can be a source o, a co-operative exercise. Fellow students
sure there are always table-talkers
(Photo by Julianna Kerr)
IN THE COLLEGE GROUP STUDY HAS LONG BEEN A SUCCESSFUL STRATEGY of the best places to
already making preparations for
viding opportunities for social and educational advancement, accord-
2002 on Jan. 29. The CSI is the student governing body for the college and is commit-
ing about events.”
magazines,” Coleman noted.
approached the CSI school of business representative Jay Mielke about talking at the first CSI meet-
McLean began by
have the money to do it, I am not opposed to it,” she said. “I’m always open to suggestions and
you are comfortable with and who share
take notes during class.
who ask questions and
with similar goals but different
backgrounds and methods
Larger groups are harder to function in. Umit numbers to five or six members. interested students to contact you. asking board Post a note on the bulleting
KEYS TO EFFECTIVE GROUPS
their performance are usually good Motivated students. Students who care about and taking notes in class assignments completed attendance, participants. Regular are good indications of student commitment.
Small groups have Keeping a group small encourages participation. generate more ideas when and time meeting on a agreeing fewer problems decisions. difficult to get together or make brainstorming. Larger groups make it too
should meet early in the semester Study groups versus cram sessions. Groups prior to exams is not the sessions review Having it. throughout and meet reguiariy
only reason to form a study group.
what they should bring to each Accountability. Each member should be clear on before going to the group and <»me own their on work should Members meeting. be a review of the matenal that prepared for the session. Group study should individuals
have already covered.
2B02, for an appointment with the For more information, contact Student Services. Advisor. Learning Skills
prepares students world
student carries out the faulty propane heater responsible
the gas leak during accident scenario A.
ana paramedic students help victims during accident scenario
(Photo by Lisa
(Photo by Michelle Goring)
staff member helps paramedics fasten safety straps on a stretcher before loading a victim into an
student puts an oxygen
mask on one
of the victims of
(Photo by Lisa
e ed^to the hos
(Photo by Lisa
MMi eVent staf*
mem :>er secure *
a victim on a backboard
(Photo by Lisa
over one victim while attempting
(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)
student and an event organizer load an unconscious student police officer onto a
stretcher during accident scenario A.
(Photo by Michelle Goring)
the makeshift hospital in the nursing wing of the being transported from the accident scene.
(Photo by Lisa
The Cambridge Firefighter students pull tre
an unconscious student police
during accident scenario A.
from the rec cen (Ph0,c by Lisa
students to arrive at the accident scenario
the scenario, allowing firefighter
(Photo by Michelle Goring)
— SPOKE, Feb.
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By Daniel Roth
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basement of the University of Waterloo’s Student Life Centre.
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she said, adding, “But
work because not enough people had interest in it.” She said the first day it was
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through to escape war, it also tells trials to maintain composure
was asked to report to the Nazis. Only weeks earlier, Anne had turned 13. One of her gifts was a
with her mother during her stay in
a young who faced almost
during hard times. Anne finds it very hard to live the attic.
explored in great
often faced with difficult
feelings of guilt
the world a hope for
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thoughts and fears of a child living in hiding from forces she could not control
revealed in The Diary of
Anne Frank. The first entry is Sunday, June 14, 1942. Anne cheerfully details the
other items she
love with fellow attic resi-
As her life in the attic becomes a permanent fixture, Anne’s personal growth begins to emerge. In an entry on Tuesday, March 7, 1944, nearly two years after going into hiding, Anne’s style and voice have changed. it
evident. This will
clearer as the reader con-
today. Anne’s final entry is Tuesday Aug. 1, 1944 and her personal turmoil and hope for the future is evident as she waits to be taken out of the attic and
into the light.
1944, the Franks
were betrayed and Anne’s diary was left behind and found at the end of the war scattered across the
Anne was taken to BergenBelsen after spending time in Auschwitz. Only weeks before the liberation in
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her father allowed more entries to
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When Anne moved she was thrust into
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Mothman Prophecies By Michelle Goring
When The Mothman Prophecies is a spine-tingling movie that is sure to
happy man. house Mary, seems to
(Debra Messing) his
Mary in the hospital, Klein is left wonder what it was that she saw that caused her to crash. to
Linney) explains to Klein that people are on edge because of the weird disturbances happening in the
recover from surgery,
thought he was which should have
years after his wife’s death
pieces back together.
ings of the
Egyptian times. According to legend, the Mothman appears before a great tragedy occurs.
Klein realizes that time ning out as he
Being the ever-curious decides
on true events, The Prophecies is a thoughtprovoking movie that documents sightings of the legendary
The longer Klein stays in Point Pleasant, the more frequent and
the motives behind the
a deserted country high-
way, his car breaks
down and he
The homeowner not only
ens Klein with a shotgun but also
him he was expecting him. According to the homeowner,
Klein had arrived for the past
same time asking
farmhouse exactly the
to use the
people of Point Pleasant.
goes to a nearby house to ask for
Klein leaves early on an assignment from Washington, D.C. to Richmond, Va.
tries to figure
attempt to dodge a blind
sightings occurred just before the
unexplained phenomena in the town. When one of the local townspeople shows Klein a picture of what they had seen, he realizes that what is happening in the town is connected to his wife’s car acci-
date back to
what horrible tragedy awaits the
phenomenon first-hand. From Leek he learns that
town of Point Pleasant.
dies and the legend of the
The homeowner calls the police and Sgt. Connie Parker (Laura
Klein suddenly realizes that he is 400 miles away from where he
New York to talk to paranormal expert Alexander Leek (Alan Bates) who wrote a book on the mystery of the Mothman and experienced the
John Klein (Richard Gere), a
with more than local hysteria and
respected Washington Post jour-
he rushes to
After purchasing his
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Klein realizes that he
keep audiences on the edge of
nalist, is a
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witnessed the mys-
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a flavourful broth
with large pieces of shredded chicken, lemon grass, and an abundance of rice vermicelli.
The house’s best seating found
in the solarium,
Thanh makes me want for a bite with friends!
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leaves are placed in the soup to accentuate the taste of the dinner. To top off this foreign feast, I had a freshly prepared mango
shake made with real
Dishes of beef, lamb, pork, fish and chicken are offered in a variety of authentic Vietnamese and
Pisces: February 19
March 20 You will be
jasmine tea along with menus and a coded order form, which is used to help bridge the language
Luckiest day: February 22.
side plate of sprouts accompanies the dish and fresh basil
the supplied order card.
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corner of King
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Student Services (2B02)
Pho Ben to
Condors ‘mentally By Jody Andruszkiewicz
to lose in that situation unless
key game,” Johnstone
played particularly brutal soccer
losing 4-0 to F.C. Benfica at the recreation centre
They had the
Johnstone said, and that
beginning, set the tone
for the entire
have never been able to find a
shake up a team that has
decided to Johnstone
The Condors were down the
The Condors were overconfident
attitude cost the
and a terCondors a game they should have won. "They were mentally lethargic,” said coach Geoff Johnstone after the game. “It’s the only way I can team
game. Bojan Djokcvic and Dino Vukmanovic, even picked up
second half but a serious lack of
win once they get
prior to the
a few scoring chances in
half and a few
through a game,”
also concerned about play-
ers playing too
He went on
half and because the Benfica
goalkeeper made some excellent
to say that despite his
concerns about his players and the
saves in the second half, his shutout
focusing on tournament play on
the coach got into the act. Conestoga Condors men’s hockey coach Greg Rickwood was assessed a game misconduct penalty at the end of the Condors’ game against Sir Sandford Fleming after tearing into the ref-
forward watches as the F.C. goalie
the game,” said
had on the match. He said he had guys on the bench he wanted on the ice but because of the penalties, they were stuck on the bench. “We were very fortunate Fleming didn’t capitalize on some
started off chippy
rough and ended the same way. “It’s
one guy can
Greg Rickwood, Condor hockey coach
effects the officiating
of their chances,” he added. However, Fleming did capitalize
defeated Fleming 7-4 on Feb. 7 at
the recreation centre.
Rickwood could have also complained about the amount of penalties as Condors forward
on the Condors early in the first as they picked apart the Condors shoddy defence and made it 1-0 on a goal by Mark Robinson. The Condors tied the game on a power play goal from Ryan Baird. Sloppy play by both teams dom-
Craig Bannister chalked up six
disappointing that one guy
said after the
“This guy definitely let them back into the game,” he said. “I
definitely for them.”
wasn’t the amount of penalties that had Rickwood so steamed, It
loss on Feb. 7. (Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz)
steams hockey coach
but rather the lack of penalties.
eree for brutal officiating. “It’s
makes a save
By Jody Andruszkiewicz
experience as a coach, a team won’t
— Page 13
A usually solid Conestoga Condors men’s indoor soccer team in
Feb. 18, 2002
can’t get into the flow of
period, along with officiating.
Condors took the lead on a
make it 5-2 on a goal mouth scramble that goaltender Andy Hopkin, making his second consecutive start, had no chance
wraparound goal from Ian Fehrman and then 15 seconds later, Fehrman one-timed the Condors
to a two-goal lead.
play in the the Condors scored again. left to
Like the first period, spotty officiating was the theme of the second period. Two more goals from Fleming,
“We were very fortunate Fleming didn’t capitalize
play goal to
one through Hopkins’ legs and the other that he should have had but allowed through, brought Fleming to within one goal. However, Conestoga scored two more goals, one on an empty net, in the third period to
Conestoga opened the second with a quick goal, making it 5-1. But Fleming scored a power
the final score 7-4.
Condors one point of Seneca ahu moved them three points ahead of Cambrian.
victory pulled the
When we are going through difficult times, may seem hard to believe the pain will ever end. Suicide may seem like the only answer to problems. People who have considered are suicide may feel helpless, desperate, or that there is no hope in their lives. If you it
2-1 win for
women’s soccer team the True North keeper on a great
By Jody Andruszkiewicz Even in a building year, the Conestoga Condors women’s indoor soccer team can still put together a solid game. Playing against True North on Feb. 5 the
the recreation centre,
Condors pulled out a
But the Condors lead was short-lived as True North scored a goal a few minutes later that deflected off a Condors defender and ricocheted into the top
definitely a building
coach Elaine Keller. "But they are coming together which is really nice.”
This time she scored off a
goalmouth scramble when the ball squirted loose and she had
forth first half.
by a goal, the True North team seemed to tire and the Condors controlled the game the rest of the way. “They have more confidence
the entire net to shoot
However, that couldn’t help Condors put the ball in the net at all as the first half ended
But the second half is paid off. Melinda Wilkinson scored a
the court and together,” said
very pretty goal, putting
have fun out there, knowing they have the chance to win.”
signs to consider:
Talk of - escape, having no future, being alone, feeling hopeless or helpless, suicide, death, or plans for suicide; Feelings of - desperation, hopelessness, disconnection from family and friends; with Situation - relationship problems, work problems, school/failing grades, trouble lack of interest/pleasure in all things, lack of physical energy, disturbed sleep, loss of sexual interest, loss of appetite; Behaviours - alcohol/drug abuse, fighting, lawbreaking, emotional outbursts,
you suspect that a person may be suicidal, ask them about it, encourage them to share what is happening with them. Talking about suicide with someone does not support suicide; it only shows that someone cares about what they are going through. If
Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. applies to you or someone you know, ask If you feel that any of this information Services. Student in counsellor speak to a
girls are starting to
unbearable, or you are wondering
dropping out of school, prior suicidal behaviour, putting affairs in order, giving away prized possessions to friends and family, telling final wishes to someone close, a sudden and unexpected change to a cheerful attitude, behaviour that is out of character (i.e. a cautious person who suddenly becomes reckless)
Condors on their heels but they rebounded, once again with Wilkinson scoring.
was that togetherness the Condors displayed in having solid ball control in a back and It
the law, family breakdown, sexual/physical abuse;
This goal seemed to put the
pass up the middle between two defenders from Nicole McKee.
from Student Services (Room 2B02).
— SPOKE, Feb.
Elvis king of our hearts
be for hockey gold
With the recent gold-medal loss ‘by the Canadians at the World
place finish for
Olympic puck is dropped? But with names like Paul Kariya,
Joe Sakic, Curtis Joseph and Scott Niedermayer, Team Canada, with
1998, there seems to be
at this year’s
coach Pat Quinn, looks strong. However, the roster will not have
Even Wayne Gretzky, executive
director of in a, recent
isn't interested in
the easiest of battles since the United States and Czech Republic teams are also full of NHL stars.
Jaromir Jagr, of the Washington
“We’re taught from a young age this country how important hockey is. We understand the perception in this country to win at all costs and get a gold medal,” he
is the Czech captain. The team boasts stars Patrik Elias, Petr Sakora and Dominik Hasek, who
be looking to defend their
gold medal win
players step on the ice at the
know what Olympics
Team Sweden, article. Press Finland and Russia will also be the “Dream Teams” to watch. “This is going to be one tough
tournament,” said Brooks. “There
be a lot of great athletes and a of great teams in Salt Lake.”
players going over to the
by asking players who aren’t healthy enough, to
think they forfeit the
Games. “They’re bigger heroes
say they can’t play,” he said. Included among those recovering
injuries is Steve
Red Wings, who underin late January.
went knee surgery
On Feb. 1, it was reported Owen Nolan of the San
Sharks had a sore back. After hip surgery earlier in the
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If you’ve seen or heard anything about Stojko during the height of
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been the strongest, most consistent skater in the world, able to defy odds and never be counted out of the medal race. I always believed he could com-
career, he has
plete his triple axel in his sleep because he lands them every time. I’ve seen
twice in 16 years. Four years ago
his triple axel
Nagano, one of Canada’s golden hopes. Going in he was as sure a bet as there was.
Olympics in was Stojko
his programs perCanadian national championships in Hamilton, he
some perfect 6s for presentation after his free skate. Little did Canadians and the received
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and physical condition
The last NHL game before the Olympic break will be played Feb. 13. Look for the gold medal game
But after more injuries and people competitions, missed thought the terminator (as he has also been called because of relentlessness), wanted to go out healthy
whatever the occasion
on Feb. 23 and the regular season to resume on Feb. 26.
Canadian junior championship, seven senior Canadian championships, three world championships and two Olympic silver
more than 16 years ago, Stojko has
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would allow him. He was one of Canada’s sure things, talk about pressure, and he didn’t let us down.
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I think he didn’t want Canada and himself down.
Gretzky said Team Canada will be ready for any pressure. “We have a system in place in
However, the 23-man roster has been experiencing some problems with injuries over the past few
Placid, said in a recent Associated
consistency tossed around. That’s because, throughout his
Herb Brooks, coach of Team USA at the 1980 Games in Lake
ure skating icon,
Red Wings, Mike Modano, Mike
pressure of playing the
with captain Chris
The King, Canada’s biggest this year’s
would have conendure one of the most skaters
a figure skater, can suffer.
Olympics, he put in a fine performance, one that Canadians can be
painful injuries an athlete, especially
Canada’s Elvis Stojko, who’s recently been thought of as old and unable to keep up with his younger challenges, is once again healthy and strong. Although he did not win a gold medal at the
Chelios of the Detroit
ior figure skating competitor.
Lindros will have suffered before
over the holidays and a fourth-
He’s been dead, out with an injury, the dark horse, and on top of the world in his 16 years as a sen-
Olympic Captain Mario Lemieux may have to rest up in between games. And who knows how many
Olympics, showing heart, guts and
and with a great skate. He had one at -the Canadian championships in early January. For the first time in a while it seems, he landed his quadruple-toe triple-toe
was the first to land in 1997. Heading into the Olympics, he was as physically fit and confident as he was when he won his first world championship in 1995. He had a quad-Lutz, which no skater has successfully landed in competition, in his back pocket and he was hungry for a third stab at the Olympics. Unfortunately, there
was no storybook ending.
Feb. 18, 2002
— Page 15
Mets poised to capture NL East decade
Atlanta’s This article
the second in a six-
Baseball fans are dripping with
This off-season has seen a number
Mets were unhappy with his climbing walk totals and bad
The National League East has New York Mets make a large number of changes and the Atlanta Braves make a couple key acquisitions.
Former all-star starter John Smoltz
Marlins and Montreal Expos have
made almost no changes
Marlins and the
season for the eliminated.
Major League baseball
and the Marlins and Expos are two of the least competitive teams in the majors. T/ic Expos have had horrible
attendance records for
now and have
not fielded a compet-
team since the strike-shortened 1994 season. The Marlins, one of the youngest teams in the majors, has not had itive
But baseball failed in the attempt teams - at least this
starter but not nearly as
he has been. Glavine struck out only 16 batters in 2001, his lowest total
hot streak in the sec-
ond half of the season, where he went 9-2, helped improve his overall record of 16-7. His control was problematic, as well. He allowed 97 walks - the most ever in 15 seasons. Rounding out the rotation are Kevin Millwood, Jason Marquis and
The Braves made a major move by acquiring Gary Sheffield from the Los Angels Dodgers. Sheffield has been known to have a bad attitude at times but, when happy, he is one of the most
over 100 RBIs the past three sea-’ sons and hit well over .300.
hauling the roster and adding an eleto their
homeruns, 103 RBIs and 35 stolen bases the past three seasons -
The Braves other two best hitters, Chipper Jones and Andruw Jones,
sorely lacked last sea-
unprecedented numbers for a second
for the rest
of the division.
ment of speed and power lineup that
The pitching has some changes.
long as he stays healthy,
should greatly improve his record from 2001.
have a respectable 3.31 ERA. The other starter remaining from 2001.
down the fifth spot in the rotation. He will give the Mets innings but not much else. Astacio, Pedro Newcomers Shawn Estes and Jeff D'Amico will middle three spots, although they all have histories of in
The Mets have lefty Bruce Chen and youngster Dicky Gonzalez to
hitting in the
spot in the lineup the
Armando Benitez had
offences this side of Texas.
wasn’t enough, the
Mets added another slugger in the form of Burnitz. He cranked 34 homeruns last year but has averaged 132 strikeouts over the past three seasons, including a whopping 150
slugged 36 homeruns last season and 43 in 2000. He also averaged
surround Sheffield in the lineup. Chipper has excelled the past few
seasons as the Braves’ leader.
has averaged 40 homeruns
and a .320 average the past three years. He also agreed to move to the outfield so the team could sign third baseman Vinny Castilla in is
2000 no one want-
off a disap-
And what can be said about the
Expos? They have no hope contending in 2002 with a lack of of
hitters. Turk Wendell. Ricky Bottalico and Rheal Cormier provide solid support in the pen.
The 2002 starting lineup is exactly same as 2001, except catcher Mike Lieberthal is back after missthe
of the season with a knee
Scott Rolen and
by Bobby Abreu,
an intriguing mix of power and speed. Three batters are capable of
more than 30 bases and five players are capable of hitting more than 20 homeruns. The one change that may occur is in centerfield. if rookie Marlon Byrd can win the job in spring training stealing
seasons under his
should be the team to beat
with the free-spending Mets.
years. Their pitching
should have a
but not nearly as legendary as
dominant team in the east for close to a decade but they have not made the necessary changes to keep up
The Atlanta Braves have been
prove themselves and
his solid pitching.
The Florida Marlins, although
lead to one of the best offensive sea-
earmarked for extinction, have a number of promising players on
sons for the Braves in a number of is still
enough, although lacking to
match the Mets.
Spoke can now be read
203 batters in 140 innings overall in 2001 including 24 batters in 24 innings at the major league level. The Marlins lineup is second
only to the Phillies in power. Outfielder Cliff Floyd hit 31 homeruns in 2001. Preston
Wilson, Derek Lee and Kevin .. Millar all hit more than 20 homeruns. Third baseman Mike Lowell hit 18 homeruns but was second to Floyd’s 103 RBIs with 100. Catcher Charles Johnson hit 18 homeruns and had 75 RBIs but he is most valuable with his defence and work with the young pitchers. He is perhaps the best overall catcher in the National League. And what can be said about the
Expos? They have no hope of contend-^ ing in 2002 with a lack of quality
pitchers and hitters.
Pitchers Javier Vazquez, 16-11 and a 3.42 ERA, and Tony Armas. 9-14 and a 4.03 ERA. are the only beacons of pitching hope for Montreal. The rest of the staff is embarrassing - some teams have better talent in the minors.
average and 24 homeruns in 2000. and Orlando Cabrera. 173 hits and
2000, but he’s only 24 and has six
base but his contract has scared off
their pitchers stay healthy, they
highly anticipated rookie in the
The best hitter on the Expos is Vladimir Guerrero and his 34 homeruns. 37 steals and .307 bat-
His average slipped to
from incumbent Doug Glanville. The Phillies have tried the past two seasons to rid themselves of Glanville and his inability to get on
2001 shortly after returning from an injury. Penny struck out 154 batters in 2001 and had a remarkable 3.69 ERA in only his second season. Beckett is perhaps the most
Burnett threw an elusive no-hit-
the minors since he
the Mets’ lineup gels together
past 10 years.
prospective trade partners.
year with 42 saves and a
speed and has much better onbase skills than Glanville. The Phillies have a chance to win a playoff spot with their
in if injuries occur.
should have one of the most potent
A1 Leiter remains the ace of the staff and, as
in the history
has averaged 121 runs scored, 21
baseman. With Alomar
easily revert to his old form.
risk starting. rest of the
Braves' bullpen is thin with the departure of Steve Karsay, Steve Reed and Odalis
is young dominant
of the rotation of potential
be watched closely because he could
he will be happy only
The New York Mets are poised to have an outstanding 2002 after over-
- which bodes well
ed him or his 5.36
feared hitters in the majors.
Closer Jose season
out of high school and struck out
most dangerous power hitters in the game. Alomar is one of the best second
to eliminate the
the last three spots.
almost left via free agency in the offseason to find a team willing to let
one game and roughed up the
Terry Adams and youngsters Brandon Duckworth, Dave Coggin and Nelson Figueroa will fight for
where he showed domitimes
number 2 inconsistent - domia solid
arm at risk for an injury because of the resulting high pitch
Burnett and Josh Beckett.
pitching an inning a game, as he
season with an arm
baseman Vaughn missed
fan support or financial sup-
Series in 1997.
saw him go 15-7
two months of the season.
A slew of arm injuries chased him to
willing to let
in the last
will close for the
Braves this season. It remains to be seen if he will be happy only pitching an inning a game, as he almost left via free agency in the off-season to find a
Expos, was that they were almost
improved each of the past three seasons and is the driving force behind
close for the
the key problems this off-
Robert Person had a breakout sea-
sons and he got
newcomer Albie Lopez, who games in 2001.
rosters since last season.
with a 4. 19
rectified that this off-season
and he has the ability to win 20 games in the majors. The only thing holding him back from dominating the league is his lack of control. He allowed 12 walks in 2001 and has averaged 101 the past three seasons. That puts far too many runners on base and tion
has risen each of the past three sea-
games. His homeruns-allowed
the division and solid,
not spectacular, pitching.
season despite winning 17
2002. They have the best overall lineup
by acquiring Mo Vaughn from the Angels, Roberto Alomar from the Indians in a blockbuster deal and from the Burnitz Jeromy Milwaukee Brewers, along with
one of the
Phillies are the other
but even he looked mortal at
the laughing-stock of the majors.
the east that can possibly
from 2.61 in 2000 to 3.77 last season, which is high for a closer. The Mets’ lineup last season was
The Super Bowl has come and gone, which can only mean one thing - spring training is almost
the past. Holes, in the
a quick end
best pitchers in the history of the
mid-February and the regular season begins on April I.
of old age, arc beginning to show.
catchers report to spring training
his standards last
League Baseball's six divisions and how each team looks heading into the 2002 season. Pitchers and
ting average. Jose Vidro, a .330
97 RBIs from the shortstop position. are the only other aboveaverage hitters on the Expos. Salary-dumping trades by the Expos have robbed them of some of the best players in the majors, including Larry Walker and Pedro Martinez. The
Canadian Ryan Dempster is the leader of their young starting rota-
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Randy Johnson at one point. The Expos would be a far different team if they had had the
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