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— No.

34th Year

Sue’s sex

What’s liKide

By Kirsten

gets

talk

8

laughs

lots of

Fifield

had a rather innocent looking rubber

which not only floated around the tub, but also came with a

ducky, It

wasn’t your typical

definitely

school sex class. Hip thrusts, oral

vibrating beak.

sex lessens and vibrator show-and-

Johansen assured the crowd

most of us remember from Grade 9 health. But according to Sue Johansen tell

that

aren’t things

is

why And it

exactly

important.

not

personal collection. “I do not

her lessons are so

down anonymous Johansen

And

2.

1

“Don’t get too excited, we’re going to talk about it, not have it,” she announced as she took the stage i

Cruickston Park donated to board.

PAGE

her hips,

thrusting

much

to

5

Once

had

things

settled

down,

Johansen launched into her tled

Survival

for

Skills

New

she said, “and about five more to feels

good

to play with

Sue Johansen shows

off

a pink

brought with her to the college

one

vibrator,

on Feb.

She went on to say that the first time most girls look at their genitals is to insert a tampon because there are no pictures of the female sexual in

“Why

high school sex education. is

this?”

of

many sex

toys she

(Photo by Kirsten

we

afraid will

happen?”

^

College library hires

new manager. PAGE 6

Men, on

the other hand,

home

spend

hours admiring their genitals, she

with parents, but she under-

how

stands

to talk to kids

because

it

about sex, she

hard to talk to her

own

still

chil-

dren.

Her focus on the lack of proper education was reinforced throughout her act with the phi'ases, “and yet nobody told you that,” and “learning

hands behind her head and rotated her hips in front of

about sex.”

an imaginary mirror.

said, as

Johansen said part of the. problem is that sex education should start at

dents

said, as she put her

difficult this is

even after touring across the country finds

Johansen asked the

crowd. “What are

the bright pink

answer a

But

it

wasn’t so

how

much what

she said

entertained.

it,

she

that kept stu-

At one point

Johansen pulled her sleeve over her

hand

those of you

still

wondering: yes, no,

yes. Fifield)

Johansen also talked a

demonstrate an uncircum-

to

cised penis and than pushed her hand through the opening to illustrate

performing oral sex. “This will have to do unless there are any volunteers,” she said. And though it came rather close, surprisingly she did not put it in her mouth. Other questions included. Can you get herpes while wearing a condom? Does size matter? and Can a man orgasm without ejaculation? For

12.

it.”

organ

the

question about the best technique for

the

minutes to discover he has a penis,”

it

came

vibrator to help Johansen

Millennium, and began to illustrate the different ways boys and girls are taught to view their sexual organs. “It takes a baby boy about five

discover

for

when you thought

just

for good, out

act, enti-

the

questions

to answer.

toys had been locked back in the bag

delight of the crowd.

^

box.

Cards were scattered throughout the Sanctuary so students could write

Johansen’s unique sex show in the

Sanctuary on Feb.

came the question

Finally, out

of

anticipation

never get here,” she laughed.

I’d

doesn’t hurt her

About 300 students whooped and in

test

drive every one of those sex toys or

attendance rates either. hollered

that

of these toys came from her

all

is

about

bit

a registered

nurse and spent 14 years running a birth control clinic for kids.

When

she decided she wanted to teach

an erection.

And

her credentials. She

Each

children about sex, she attended uni-

one was pulled out of a bag and held up for students to see, while

obtained a postgraduate degree as a

then

came

the sex toys.

Johansen explained ter

why

it

was

bet-

versity

in

the

sex therapist and educator. Finally she

than the others.

She had the pink pearl rabbit, which some students might remember from an episode of Sex and the City where the character Charlotte became addicted to its service and could not leave the house. She also

United States and

in

worked

at

Q 107

radio

Toronto and has a Sunday night

sex

show on Rogers

next project

is

Her show

Television.

to broadcast her

on the new television network Oxygen, which w'ill appear in the U.S.

College offers student complaint form By Janine Toms Got a bone

now

should be contacted. Complaints should be raised as

to pick?

Conestoga

cems/issues form. The form can be

and simple terms. Approaching the faculty member directly can help to address the issue and lead to solving a student’s prob-

member.

fail short against Steaua.

PAGE

The college recognizes

10

Surprise!

Skating fixed.

that dis-

putes between staff and students are

bound

to occur.

who want

And now,

stu-

complain about a situation that does not fall under the available academic appeals policy and procedures form, can

dents

COMMENTARY

after the occur-

rence, describing the issue in clear

used to record complaints that a student may have with a faculty

Condors

soon as possible

offers students a con-

College

pursue

the

to

counsellor

at

counsellor

at

cially

when

a student’s grades are

“Students should have the opportunity to address issues that may be

preventing

academic

their

advancements,” she

Barb Kraler, a social worker and

the complaint.

be involved to resolve the

after

one week the matter

remains unresolved, the student would inform the registrar’s office. The student would be contacted within five working days to resolve

said.

may issue. As

Consultation or facilitation

student services.

However Kraler stresses that most matters are more complex, requiring more than five days to resolve If

at risk.

the matter.

Students who require the concems/issues form can find it at student

to the student.

office, or the

a

services

about problems that occurred, but

be forwarded to the supeix isor

or

student

services

counsellor

If this

the

approach does not solve

situation,

then

the

to contact the

student within five working days.

act as mediator providing support

office

student

needed, students

tance of voicing a concern, espe-

would be required

Conestoga College, said students have always had the concerns process available to them but it was not documented. “Students have always had the opportunity to consult with us

concerns/issues

registrar’s

is

procedure to

it,”

a neutral party, the counsellor can

If a student is unsure of which procedure should be followed,

the

If assistance

are encouraged to consult with a

a

she said. Kraler, who has been a counsellor for 1.5 years, stressed the impor-

record

at

process.

then

lems.

we now have

faculty’s

supervisor would be approached.

A

signed and dated complaint would

who

services,

CSl

the

registrar’s

office. If a stu-

dent would like to talk to a counsellor about a personal issue, they are

encouraged

appointment es office.

at the

to

make

an

student servic-


— SPOKE, March

Page 2

4,

2002

LASA students prepare for trial said.

By Sanja Giibota

“But the most exciting part

comes now with Students

in the

law and security

administration program are

tak-

“We

ous years, with the investigation of the accident and preparation of

upcoming

Although there were in past years, this

be

civil

was

it

well

co-ordinated and

all

held

students had a

year there will

and provincial offence at the courthouse

chance

tri-

to partici-

in

held

als

was our

feel this

because

trials

trials

court

a

best scenario

an actual courthouse.

in

and

process.”

ing the third annual accident scenario a step further than in previ-

the evidence for

the investigation,

charges

laying

pate.”

downtown Kitchener. The two accident scenarios held

Don

college on Feb. 7 will be combined into one for the pur-

Douglas,

co-ordinator of the

at the

LASA

program

pose of the investigation.

“We

two and put the

will try to bring the

scenarios

together

evidence together for the trials,” said Don Douglas, co-ordinator of the LASA program. “We’ll proceed with Scenario with some modifications.”

He said it was too early to comment on the students’ success in the second part of the scenario because they are only at the

A

beginning of the investigation and preparation of the evidence need-

Ralph Cotter, a teacher in the program and a provincial prosecutor with the Regional

ed for the trials. “I have not seen the charges yet, so I’m not sure how they are doing,” he said.

LASA

Municipality of Waterloo, is helping the students prepare for the

Douglas said

this

was the best

explains court proRalph Cotter, a provincial prosecutor with the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, in the Feb. 7 scenario. Cotter participated who students LASA to preparation cedure and evidence the scewas at Conestoga College on Feb. 15 helping the students prepare for the court portion of nario which

will

(Photo by Sanja Giibota)

take place at the Kitchener courthouse.

scenario in the three years.

trial.

Cotter said he was

satisfied with

the students’ performance in the scenario but thinks the real chal-

lenge

is in

the investigation.

“From what fulfilled

my

I’ve seen, they’ve expectations,” he

“Each year we try to improve and have a different scenario so that there is always a chance to learn something new,” he said. “We feel this was our best scenario because it was well co-ordi-

nated and all students had a chance to participate.” Unfortunately, four students can’t continue

to

participate

the second part because they fatalities in the scenario.

in

were

Douglas said other programs that participated in the scenario

such as the firefighting, broadjournalism and paramedic programs, did exceptional-

casting,

ly well in their roles.

^

f

By

THE FOLLOWING TWO CATEGORIES: ELIGIBILITY IS

programs available needs students at

Conestoga

the use of a scanner.

Students can scan text pages and highlight certain points of text to

students with a variety of learning

help them read or prepare for exams. Tlie computer will read all

TERM OF OFFICE: SEPTEMBER

1

,

AUGUST 31

,

2003.

impediments

2002

-

AUGUST 31,

2005.

to

be posted on campus

^d

edit^ save the highlighted parts them on another computer on a

like

Microsoft ,JWord,

she has a cold,” said Susan Turton, in relief for Su Lyttle, a computer

According" to Turton, if s a great program for second-language stu-

regular

speech

and

her

speech.”

sick

extract

them from

text.

l^«ise^dtoy^can^ha’|e read to them and they can look up meanings and pronunciations of

same time, Turton words m custom ^->-sai4the offlf^^sadvmtage to

The program commands to start tasks and isy^mframiswhen most commonly used by stuttets^^ferred to a text file, who have trouble writings Turton lighting and extra creates

.

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.

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all

the high-

stuff

from

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2002 bulletin

boards on March 22, 2002.

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2002

this‘^'lEWgram,”'^said

^

more

Students can also add notes and

.

nominees

talking dictionary has

The

than 175,000 words ,.\vith synonyms. You can have the computesr

program

girl

technology consultaait at the lab. ‘So the computer recognizes her

these elected internal members are the same as those for Nomination forms will be externally appointed members of the Board of Governors. in the office of the available be will also posted on February 25, 2002. Nomination forms Mullan). (Kevin Secretary-Treasurer of the Board

15,

and

lighted text.

who comes in here has a separate voice recorded for when “One

of reference for

MARCH

a

acceiits.

AND SESSIONAL TEACHERS, OPEN TO ALL FULL TIME, PART BY THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, EMPLOYED COUNSELLORS, OR LIBRARIANS CONESTOGA COLLEGE. 1,

is

speech language

vocabularies,

special

TIME

Closing date for nominations:

Naturally Speaking

speech recognition tool that lets students speak into their compters continuously and recognizes

ACADEMIC MEMBER

TERM OF OFFICE: SEPTEMBER

the text scanned in or just the high-

Doon campus.

Dragon -

both an auditory and visual presentation of text and images widi

ware programs are being used by

lab at

2002

Kurzweil Read 3000 is a fabulous program according to Turton. The program provides tool.”

Fifteen computers with 10 soft-

styles or disabilities at tlie literacy

GOVERNORS).

V

special

to

College.

OPEN TO ALL FULL TIME AND PART TIME STUDENTS ENROLLED A PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION (A GROUP OF RELATED COURSES LEADING TO A DIPLOMA, OF CERTIFICATE OR OTHER DOCUMENT AWARDED BY THE BOARD IN

Lists of

‘It’s not the answer for everyone’s needs, but ifs an excellent

Naturally Speaking and Kurzweil Read 3000 are the newest and best

STUDENT

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^

Lisa Hiller

The computer programs Dragon

AS FOLLOWS:

all those programs participate with us in the scenario next year,” he added.

ing

Speech software helps sfrecial needs students

ELECTION NOTICE

ONE PERSON IS TO BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE CONESTOGA COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOARD OF GOVERNORS FROM EACid OF

“I don’t know how much more we can improve the scenario, but we certainly look forward to hav-

Y

Francesco

most

main and

poj[«dar products, according

Robles; the lab’s adaptive Wtaol*

to Robles, but he added programs

qey

are

assistant since 199S.


SPOKE, March

College’s applied degrees pass By Laurie Vandenhoff College

ol’fieials eonliniie to

their breath despite the

hold

from the participating Ontario col-

have also made some of their

leges and 22 applications passed

recjuests.

the

two applied

Flowever,

degree proposals passing the first stage of reviews from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and

Conestoga

Universities.

review.

tion

is

groups of people, consid-

college and assess

visit the

December

two programs; systems engineering technology for advanced manufacturing management and integrated telecommunications and computer engineering.

Burns has been a player in the peer

said

may struggle on may not be

(colleges)

The

integrated

telecommunica-

tions program review will be conducted on Feb. 19 and systems engineering technology is reviewed on March 4.

While the

visits

include

will

group discussions and interviews with faculty, the peer groups tours,

The ministry of

in

By Julianna Kerr time

It’s

to

Canadians seem

looking up.

But as Tibbits pointed does not mean that many

than 30 years.

Teen smoking has decreased by about three per cent in this reason

for

the

According

28 Record

to a Jan.

success of the anti-

the

smoking bylaw has been so great that other Canadian cities are using Waterloo Region as a So

far,

more than 90 Canadian

has been suggested as a likely

restaurants.

municipalities

A

factor.

local anti-smoking

Canada found about

also doing

34 per cent of people aged 20 to 24 are smokers - a number that has fallen from past years. However, more young women than ever before are smoking.

Smokers

The Lung Association expects number of female smokers will surpass the number of males in the next few years if some-

the

thing isn't done to slow the trend.

Health Canada hopes to lower average Canadian smoking rates by 2011, through increased advertising and the continued use

of such tools as cigarette package

Rights Non-Smokers’ Association of Canada said 1.25 billion people smoke around the

The

world.

A

spokesperson for the association said smoking kills 45.000 Canadians every year. But quitting can be costly if smokers are using products to assist them, as

nicotine

gum

or

the

it

group

is

more than 250 people

as they quit

smoking. Parks herself smoked

22 years. She said about half the smokers attending her meetings and class-

for

said.

prepared to approve 24 applied degrees for this

was because the

Council addressed the issue of

because some are out by more than five minutes. Tibbits said

According to the Heart and Foundation of Canada, smoking can lead to medical problems including: Stroke

emphysema and

problem.

Concerns about the college’s CJIQ FM. were

I

radio station, 88.3

college had been closed due to bad weather at approximately 6:45

receive

the

addressed a previous

Tibbits

mailboxes. While

have been implemented,

fil-

staff

continuing to receive an alarming number of messages. Any

is

unwanted messages are to be forwarded to Information Technology.

of crime isn’t rising as fast as enrolment is. “In a high school this size you would have 10 times the problems we have. When you look at has,

it’s

raised.

On

Feb.

A

a.m.

was later aired. would look into the

matter. I

Members

raised concerns about

smoking around Door

Coronary heart disease Cancers (including cancer of the lungs, mouth, uterus, larynx and pharynx) Ulcers

Hardening of the arteries I which may lead to strokes I Increased blood pressure and heart rate I

Defective vision

Quebec has a reimbursement program for smokers purchasing theses aids - but it is the only

I

Dulled senses

taste).

make

the

province to offer such a system.

decision to butt out for their

own

(smell

sake - and everyone else's.

5, a desig-

nonsmoking entrance. allotted 40 minutes at the

nated Tibbits

next meeting to discuss the matter with an agreement that they would not implement any regulations this school year.

The next meeting March

will

be held

1

“We owe

are

Mohawk,

Guelph

and

a lot of that to our

the University of

ourselves.

It’s

because we’re all on the 401 corridor.”

To curb

this type of crime, by security staff have increased and Walksafe staff are given briefings about the dan-

patrols

The point of the cameras catch

to

and

is

not

people doing things

wrong, said Hunter, but to plant the idea in their heads that some-

one

is

watching. to

“It’s

prevent

some people

from causing problems." While Hunter isn’t sure whether there has been an increase in crime at Conestoga over the years, he said more crimes are being reported than in the past.

gers too.

“We make

sure to

communi-

cate regularly with the Waterloo

regional police as well as our It’s

important to get

information out so students have accurate and current information

“I think

it's

because there’s a

awareness of these issues. Obviously that's exactly w'hat we want. We want people greater

to

us

let

know

if

they

see

level.”

about what’s going on in their

something suspicious. If they're concerned, then we re con-

Hunter said the most common crime at Doon is usually theft under $5,000 from vehicles. Most break-ins are done by

college.

cerned."

people looking for stereo equipment or sporting goods.

installed

students

is

and

some

their

maturity

instances the w'indow'

broken, in others the locking

mechanism has been defeated." particularly is Conestoga some crimes vulnerable to because of

its

physical location is

“It’s essential to get extra

eyes

and ears out there.” Security cameras have been in

an effort to deter

Hunter said more incidents might be reported because of the orientation

new students

for

where he gives a speech about responsibility

accountability,

crime, said Hunter.

“We

have 32 cameras recording every day, 24 hours a day

and consideration. "We encourage students to get

main building. “Feedback on the cameras has been mostly positive. People are comfortable knowing that we're

involved.

monitoring what’s going on."

they see something suspicious."

just in the

It's

not

to

these

problems, but

it's

responsibility to report

fiodden loss of vision, pinicubrh- in one c\t or double Niiion

HEADACHES

SIGNS OF STROKE

.Sudden. .soTTC ind unusuil

headache

WEAKNESS

WHEN YOU SEE THEM.

Sodden weakness, numbness and/or nngling in the Eacr. aim or left

HEART

AND STROKE TROUBLE SPEAKING

FOUNDATION

Temporan* loss of speech or tmubre undemanding spee ch

DIZZINESS Unsteadiness or sudden EUU. cspedalK' with any of the above signs

solve

responsibility

VISION PROBLEMS

RECOGNIZE THE

necessarily

their

I

to

that the

retraction

Tibbits said he

I

Canadians need

council

I.

members reported hearing

1

one of these crimes. “The schools in this part of the province that seem to be impacted the most by this type of crime

students.

miniscule.

said Hunter. Theft of vehicles

other lung diseases

I

Milner

would be approached about the

adjust.

ters

hopes the college will receive an answer on the first round of applied degrees from the

I

realigning the clocks in the school

also

filling staff

Tibbits

issues.

is

issue about inappropriate e-mails

cations for the next 12 spots.

and other

this

have been mild this season, the system hasn’t had a chance to

I

project. The college will apply for two more programs May 6 when the ministry accepts appli-

"In

“patch.”

Closer to home, the smoking

it

run on an automatic system and since outside temperatures

is

pilot

es quit successfully.

Bronchitis,

the school arc too hot.

honour include past school presidents and heads of state in Canada.

the level of violence Conestoga

can to help.

was Anonymous Kitchener woman in

founded by a 1995 to offer quitters support. Founder Caroline Parks and group members have supported

I

labelling.

what

school

who

Surprisingly though, the level

model.

ever-increasing price of cigarettes

such

be

chosen.

The ministry

in

why some

be happening

will

dealing with

health sci-

Since

have put bylaws into place banning smoking in

decline isn’t clear, although the

Statistics

will

Barry Milner, manager of phy.sical resources, responded to the I

new

to the

months what arc

the college beginning in January.

Council approved a policy for lowering flags for deaths. Those

While some might consider Conestoga a small college, that isn't quite accurate, said A1 Hunter, head of security. “Conestoga actually has a huge population - around 5,300,” he said.

article,

University of Waterloo, was hired as vice-president of academics at

I

it

been, for the most part, smoke-

to a Jan. 23 article in Record, smoking rates their lowest point in more

The

out,

be doing just

K-W

country.

offer

By Stacey McCarthy

According

I David Burns, a profes.sor of mechanical engineering at the

moving

ulty

Awareness helping deter crime on campus

free.

are at

to

And

out.

that.

the

choose a maxi-

January 2000, bars and restaurants in Waterloo Region have

butt to

is

ences wing. Tibbits said committees who will decide in later

Milner said

applied degrees.

the past

situation

will

programs

12

Canadians smoking less than

other topics affecting the college.

rooms

final approvals.

be

getting the offices vacated by fac-

minister of training, colleges and

board for

who would

Council asked

I

The college council meeting also included discussions on some

council’s inquiry into

and the post-second-

— Page 3

stage

ministry by the end of March.

have a degree,” said Tibbits. Colleges that advance to this second stage will have their proposals submitted to Dianne Cunningham,

“I’d be surprised to see 12,” he

reviews will be held on separate days, one for each program.

he knew the

because they don't

their Job

mum

Two

ministry received 23 applications

“Thc ideal graduate would be someone working who is blocked

universities,

reviews and ready for them.”

John Tibbits, college president and chair of college council, told

talk to graduates.-

other

the

ary education quality assessment

“Some

complete.

wants to

and

assessment days.

these

The first stage, considered a paper review, simply ensured the application and proposal were

meet with

students

David Burns, academic vicepresident, is heading a group that will prepare and oversee the

“Fie may be the only one who has been through them,” he said.

the eollege submit-

that as far as

peer

the

review process.

ted proposals to the ministry for

members

into

to

current

in

substantial

offering applied degrees. In

putting

is

it

Tibbits

potential for

its

stage

months,” said Tibbits.

prepar-

stage in the application process.

ered academic peers, will

next

the

in

for

this

ing for a peer review, the second

Two

hopeful

is

"We’ve spent a year and a half on and some have spent six

I

services, said the college

he

because of the amount of prepara-

At the Feb. eollege council meeting, Eleanor Conlin, chair of acadcjnic research and educational I

One team wants

stage.

first

own

first

2002

4,

Seek immediate medical attention if TOU have any of these sNTnptoms.

their

them

if


— SPOKE, March

Page 4

2002

4,

Judging standards

WHAT

need improvement

The-'?

Skating judges have been at the centre of controversy for years and of a lifetime has brought that debate to the forefront.

finally a skate

On Jamie

Canadians Feb. 12, a day after the Russians narrowly defeated comskating pairs in the medal Sale and David Pelletier or a gold

petition in the

2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, the it would conduct a rare investigation

International Skating Union said

into the judging of the competition.

The

investigation

Canadians

was launched not because

who won

ISU

the

felt

bad for the

but because the panel of judges was an

silver,

embarrassment.

The ISU had been

game that From one Winter Olympic Games

self-conscious of their position in a

often not even considered a

sport.

the next questions have swirled around whether the judges

is

\(HAVEI

to

marked prop-

6oTA

erly.

Not only did Sale and Pelletier skate with precision and passion but Anton they achieved what Russian skaters Elena Berezhnaya and feet. their to crowd the brought They Sikharulidze couldn’t.

DEALRDF yooi

Skating fans in the Salt Lake Ice Center shouted “six, six, six,” as knees and kissed the ice and Sale exclaimed, “Oh my

Pelletier fell to his

God.”

Everyone was sure the Canadian pair had won the gold medal. When it was announced they were second a chorus of boos rained down from the

Ontario residents prepare for a competitive electricity market.

crowd. Later that same week, the ISU disclosed that the French judge, Marie Reine Le Gougne, had corroborated with Russian judge Marina Sanaia to obtain a better standing for the French in the dancing competition sched-

uled a few days

later.

What everyone seems

be forgetting

to

voted to put the Canadians in

place.

first

only four of the nine judges

is

Maybe

the French and Russian

judges had conspired to give gold to the Russian

have done

it

alone. Canada, the U.S.,

pair,

Germany and Japan were

the only

who gave marks that would push the Canadian pair into first, while the Chinese, Polish and Ukrainian judges must have missed Sikharulidze’s stumble and Berezhnaya’s wobbly legs during the

I

Russians’ skate.

Each judge may program from

no way

there’s

by more

and each

different angles that

something, each sees the same skating

like or dislike

is

susceptible to errors, but

such an obviously perfect skate can be ranked second

than just the two judges believed to be involved in a conspiracy.

Something went wrong and

it’s

One-By-One Judging had been put

into

on the skaters’ overall performance and

However, the system proved

How

could so

The judges on

their final ranking is in order

of

6.0.

ineffective.

their

home country. The ISU

who

will

selects the countries that will

it’s

up

to the countries to

sit

on the

choose the indi

judge the event.

Skating judges should be chosen and hired by the ISU, not selected by

The judges’ opinions should be based on

own

expert opinion and not devo

also not be permitted to critique performances

by

their

mock

competitions where

defined what constitutes a great skating performance, so that

attend a competition

benchmark

on the Olympic stage they

for marking. This

would

will

when

have some

help to differentiate

it

they

sort

of

between a good

although

released from

me

glued

to

I

am

These implementations would be a good

start to leveling

out the

playing field for skating.

has

that

the force

my

television, I can’t at the

help but feel a bit sad

you them

prospect

meet

to

And

go out

might be

a-

OK

be four more

will

my stomach, as I sit on the edge of my couch waiting to see if Catriona Le May Doan can

I

get that knot in

win the gold medal twice Four more years before need

to ask

first

medal

and

in a row. I

feel the

complete strangers

in

that

we just won

so

admit

I’ll

now

The stops

my

two

It’s

the

Olympics. People you would never

and

supporters.

Canada.

get excited during

The

true lure of the

isn’t actually the final

are

all

pulls

the

the

misguided Hab

During the Olympics on one team. Team

This camaraderie brings us closer to our neighbours

share a

common

pants off

all

because

we now

goal, to beat the

the

determination

the amazing

It’s

many

countries to

ability

come

of so

together

and celebrate the accompli slTments of those among us who have achieved something great. It’s

the realization that we’re real-

ly not all that different

many neighbours

the other countries.

Olympics

medal count,

good sportsmanship, hard and heart shown by athletes around the

it’s

world.

we

not just sports enthusi-

athletes

around the world.

figure

no longer the fanatic Leaf

thankfully

And it’s asts who

over,

and heart

shown by

harder to

finger from changing the

against

years with the

summer Olympics, somebody 'decided to two up in 1992.

it’s

it

work,

together.

same

in

nation

nation

Canadian

fix

find

fact that these athletes are

the

my

that

I

suddenly competing for Canada

fans get

hard work, determi-

net.

skating.

channel

sentence.

OK,

and yes, although

can curse

the

medal count, it’s the good sportsmanship,

even watch sports that don’t

until I

in

back of the

isn’t

actually the final

when

over

tables

finds the

true lure of the

Olympics

normally interest me, like curling

if

our

cross-country skiing.

congratulate

I

two

The

Leaf game,

strangers

Canada

buy him a

beer after the game.

at

on these winter

years before

I’ll still

to

nothing compares to high-fiving

athletes.

not a

Swedish fan

trade insults with the

couple of friends for a

it’s

dose of competition, because even though it’s fun to

these

games, because while watching with

is

healthy

you

watch

home

the best part

hatred for other nations that fuels this desire to win, it’s merely a

across the bar.

yes,

to

And

a local

at

of waiting four more years to cheer

split the

skate and an exceptional skate.

game on Sunday are afternoon suddenly asking

be

grateful to

men’s hockey team

athletes.

Also, judges should have to attend regular is

have

Four more years

homeland.

They should

magic of the Olympics.

they are aware

each country.

tion to their

sports bar.

It

the panel, for any international skating event, are repre-

panel during a competition, but vidual

rooms all over the world as people were captivated by the

in Salt

living

many judges be wrong?

sentatives of the ISU, but they get there through a process of selection

from

catch watching a

And

made and a system called place. The system relies strictly

second and third place and not their marks out of

for their country

cheer

to

Lake City has been extinguished and with it goes the strange glow that has been coming from my living room for the past two weeks. This same glow was emitted by

The flame

been going wrong for years.

Prior to this Olympics, changes had been

first,

Canadians anxiously await the opportunity

but they couldn’t

judges

I

Olympics, for two years

No more

from our

across the ocean.

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SPOKE, March

A $5-million

Valentine’s

Owners donate 365-hectare property

Day

gift to build a public trail

is

presented

that local residents

the Cruickston Research Reserve

this

1

the

non-profit

continue

to

According to the findings of the Cruickston Park Ecological Advisory Team (CPEAT), which

Mark Fretwrust

board. live

on

They

to

will

about

spent hours on an all-season biophysical inventory of the park, the

2

hectares of the land. “It’s

our

home to about 45 species of and hundreds of other plants and to 187 species of birds. Of 87 species of birds breeding site is

ourselves and to

gift to

our children,” said Chaplin week’s announcement.

trees

at last

Fretwrust said the main purpos-

in the park,

which is larger than Stanley Park in Vancouver or Mount Royal in Montreal, will be education and preservation. es of the park,

Bill

Naturalist and recently appointed

an environmental resources director to look after the land, said that

system

The farm the plans, the board

Jan’s pet project,” said Chaplin.

Since they bought the property from the University of Guelph two years ago, Chaplin and Fretwrust have been battling to set

crucial for the public to

understand the importance of preserving the natural beauties of the

projects.

needs to raise about $5 million for the projects and $2 million for preservation of the area. “This is no longer just Mark and

was

it

ditional centre, a public trail sys-

To carry out

Wilson, a past president and of Kitchener field

director

public school, natural centre, trarehabilitating

32 are designated as

rare in Waterloo Region.

The board will oversee development of plans to build a bilingual

tem and

remarkable miracle of nature degrading it. Fretwrust

added.

3.

gave the 365-hectarc-propcrty

system so can experience

without

Board with a unique, $5-million Valentine’s gift Feb.

Jan Chaplin and

— Page 5

to the area yet, but part of the plan

owner.s of Cruickslon Park

Charitable

2002

to charitable foundation

By Sanja Glibota The

4,

fields at

tree-lined lanes. Blair

Road on

Cruickston Park consist of 210 acres of open land with a number of established varied landscape has different soils and micro-climates, and slopes down to

park.

The

the park’s north side.

“We lost about 70 per cent of wetlands in Ontario before we even realized it,” he said.

(Submitted photo)

“What people don’t know up a charitable nature reserve for future generations and restore natural features that have been lost. They asked Cambridge council for $225,000 over five years to protect the property from the

recent threats such as local real estate

development and highway

expansion.

Although council refused to help, Fretwrust said the board would ask

Flowever, he refused to discuss the specifics of the financial costs of the planned projects. “We don’t want to get into

how

details yet,” he said.

environment

You’re Invited to

An Open House

eco-system keeps

“Our children’s future only

if

we

is secure preserve the natural

intact,”

added

Chaplin.

and

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for

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leadership

who demonstrate

ter

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For more information or nominations forms, contact one

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facility at

also demonstrate leadership in

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work with

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Nominations open on January Nominations close on

March

15, 15,

2002 2002

Please

RSVP

at

7:00 pm. Whatever your interest, you and entertaining evening.

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at

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ext.

3452

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us

alive.”

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Page 6

2002^

4,

LRC manager

Conestoga welcomes new thought

“I just

challenge and

member

another

added

has

College

Conestoga

to

ager of the Learning Resource Centre

with the

Catherine Wilkins became

the

like

I

a

stu-

LRC’s natural lighting and amount of productive work

in January.

(LRC)

Bom

Mississauga, Wilkins’

in

first

was music. However, she was

how

of

unsure

how became

that’s

other options.

involved.”

I

would be

she

out

turns

it

Catherine Wilkins,

researching more than she thought.

“Along the way

I

had become

ly interested in libraries,”

grown up

where one of the

first

go alone, or with

she said.

places

friends,

I

could

were

the

libraries.”

She said she had a friend who studied library science and thought it

would be

it

going on inside. “This

a

is

good environ-

really

"There’s actually

ment,”

she said.

serious

work going on

“Then

I

here.

started to look

and

collections

around

at the

‘Well,

thought,

I

we’re going to work together to

interesting.

Wilkins said

was

a great

way

for

leam about computers and

her to

LRC

manager of the

real-

an environment

in

and

fascinating,

her

apply

to

find information

I

talent to a career so she researched

“I’d

being with

Wilkins said she was impressed

faculty.

its

with the

As

really

was

dents in a learning environment.”

man-

love

sounded

it

exciting,” she said, adding, “It

By Daniel Roth

enhance the LRC,”’ she said. Students in an information world

need access

other topics.

information fascinating, and that’s how I became involved,” she “1 find

to

LRC

the

“24-7,”

Wilkins said,

and they must be able

connect from

home

to

educational,

She added students need to be able of to wdfk in teams to gather all kinds

technical and business libraries. Wilkins said she was attracted to

information and evaluate the information to make sure it meets their needs.

said.

She has worked

the

for

posting

in

the

position

at

They

when

the college.

Catherine Wilkins, the

or school.

be very

also have to

critical

ty ly

She member 1^1 1

its

1

1

is

new manager

enhancing looking o forward to

my

Aside

staff in the

Wilkins

and the role of the

LRC,

the services of the

LRC

the college s newest facul so students can benefit from

is

/Phntn by hw HaniRl Daniel Roth) (Photo

She

from running the LRC,

“I

Terrier,

and

fitness.

weights everyday,” she said,

lift

“machines and free weights.”

Max.

AftgPftRIMft

also feels strongly about main-

taining her health

play her piano every-

tries to

day for her West Highland

to help students identify cred-

itable sources,” she said.

researching.

Resource Centre,

services.

“That’s a very important part of role

of the Learning

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SWAK event

to By

Julie

Graham

to faculty

and students

Himmleman you saw Cliff the Condor wondering around with carnations or you bought some of the flowers from the Alumni Association on If

you made this With Alumni Kisses (SWAK) event the most suc-

Valentine’s Day,

year’s annual Sealed

cessful ever.

Carnations and candy were sold

said

alike.”

event helped bring awareness to the

Alumni Association and was a

way

wonderful

to reunite

back on campus with and friends.

“Especially wonderful this year

was Brad Whiteford, a management studies graduate and past CSI president,

be the wonderful mascot.

Himmleman, who personally delivered the flowers and candy aroimd

and purchased flowers were

the college with Cliff the Condor,

fill

SWAK day was great fun.

“We had

great reactions

;

from

lots of people. Girls were really keen to give “The Bird” a hug, and guys like to do the high five

thing,”

said

Himmleman. “The were particu-

children in day care

lucky student

won

Toronto

Maple Leaf tickets that were raffled off on SWAK day. staff

Students, faculty

eligible to

out a ballot for the

Himmleman

Overall,

won

the tickets

excited.

Himmleman

said the

SWAK event was a great day.“ ‘This

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cept cars like the Mazda’s RX-8,

By Reni Nicholson

Jeep’s

The sporty Daewoo Lanos, the Kia Rio and the Hyundai Accent pass the college students’ price test, coming below $16,000, but that’s not what auto manufacturers and dealers are hoping for at the 2002 Canadian in at

Auto Show. About 300,000 consumers were

International

expected to attend the convention, 1

5 to 24 at the

Centre

and

SkyDome. Car manufacturers are hoping the

new

Varsity part car part

SUV

and Hyundai Clix, arc more like what the average consumer would choose. Still

highest

pushing their way to the peak in the automotive

industry

SUV.

the

is

But,

the

automakers are seeing a strong consumer demand for a car-like truck with

all

the

room of

a truck

and the driving capacity of a midsize car.

New

vehicles being cate-

gorized as such are the Pontiac Sport Vibe, Subaru impreza

WRX

time spent waxing their showcase

Wagon and Mazda’s

models and wooing the consumers will translate into mega bucks spent

These cars look somewhat like a station wagon, with the storage capacity of a mid-size SUV and the

at local dealerships.

Even

the

if

shiny chrome and

comes with

metallic paint job that

new

when

car,

comes

it

Mitsubishi

to

buying that

Canadian

Evetyone in the automotive industry showcased the newest and best car on the line hoping for a good season as spring, the most popular time purchase a

A big new

new

hit at the

car,

show was

BMW’s

version of the Austin Mini, the

Mini Cooper which has a base price of $25,000.

more exotic cars included Lamborghini Murcielago at

Other, the

$370,000, the Porsche 911

$253,000 and the

GT2

Ferrari

Though

5.

the

the

market.

cars are not yet

Canada, show-goers dreams of soon having their hands on the Eclipse or the rugged sporty

swarmed

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most consumers, con-

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Monterosport SUV.

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these cars are out of the

Volvo V70 wagon. II, a radical new station wagon, is based on the drive. all-wheel controlled electronically and engine turbo 300-hp has a

Volvo’s Performance Concept Car

the booth with

at

Spider at $247,550. price range of

automotive

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Though Mitsubishi available

little.

to

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doesn’t hurt to dream a

it

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is

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Serious films top this year’s Oscar

films from another era, rather than

By Vanessa Laye

some of

Academy Awards

Oscar-winning Marcia Gay and President Frank Pierson

announced nominees for the award show on Feb. 13. Some, actors and actresses dream of winning the coveted golden Oscar but to the regular joe the

show where the the theatre show

Oscars are just another boring award show.

The Academy Awards will take place on March 24, at the new Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, where most of its nominees were already awarded or nominated for Golden Globes in January. If the Oscars, which focus on film, and the Globes, which focus on both film and TV, combine their shows to make a bigger one, not only would they attract a larger audience, but also the awards

become more

presti-

gious.

The only thing that is different or more exciting about this show is the fact that The Lord of the Rings: The

A test

Halle Berry has

been nominat-

for best actress for her role

ed

Monster’s

in

Ball.

for 13 awards.

is

nominated

So far there have only

No

black actress has ever

Oscar

in

a leading

won an

but Halle

role,

about

decision

relation-

their ship.

Shannon

and

John were

next.

Shannon arrived first

and had a

lit-

with

talk

Wahiberg.

Tambor of

Costa Rica, enticed

viewers as

Watching episode episode after

tionship with their fantasy singles. In the first Temptation Island all

couples remained together, the

in

finale

Island 2 only their love

The

of Temptation

two couples

felt that

last

episode took place at

bonfire, the dreaded spot

where the

couples would watch videos of their partners in action with the sultry singles.

But This

is

would

was

bonfire

this

different.

where the four couples days

finally reunite after 12

apart to

tell

each other whether or

not they wanted to stay together.

The host of

Wahiberg, stood waiting for the first

couple to arrive. Kelley and

Mark were

the

first to sit

down and

discuss their final decision.

Mark began he made

his plea explaining

another

thought

with

a connection

that

girl that

Kelley

had

he

attributes

was

It

wasn't the best

way

to

Kelley wept as she told

Mark

she would not be fulfilled

if

reached John.

As John entered

the

bonfire.

Shannon turned the other way. It was easy to figure out her final decision, which was to stay together. She admitted that she judged John on past relationships that failed, but hoped he wouldn’t be part of her John

is

every woman’s ideal man,

sensitive and sexy. Although he connected with one of the singles, he knew his heart belonged to Shannon.

caring,

He

pulled

out

an

old

letter

Shannon had written him, which he said reminded him of her. “I read

this

is

Edmundo was

the

first

to speak,

is

do so uninterrupted. At the end of their asked to speak

first will

speech they will reveal* their

final

have been against each other in the

same category

(best leading actor).

but

singles,

Edmundo was

felt

worth holding on to. Before they left the bonfire Edmundo asked Catherine not to happened hold anything that against him and she agreed. As for Nikkole and Tommy, their decisions were split. Tommy wasn’t happy with what he saw on the videos but ultimately wanted to

work

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Some

say

this

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as

the

gories,

lot

historic

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he

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directing,

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to

the

same

stars

month

after

month.

heartache

in

shower afterwards.

episode attracted an audience of

This year, I don’t think they could get themselves to go back and

watch again. ’’The first airing of this year’s

When

the couple

came

first

5.7 million

compared

to 16.7 mil-

lion viewers who watched the original episode, according to Nielsen

Media Research.

to the

two of them began to bicker minutes before they were to be split apart for two weeks, leaving the two on bad terms. And they ended the show bickering about what they say on the show Nikkole tapes. After the moved to Los Angeles for two months, but later came back to Chicago and moved back in with island, the

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finale discussion

the

show have diminished. “Of all the reality shows that have been alfected by 9/11, Temptation

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an excellent birthday.

busy week. Luckiest day: March

You

will

Aries:

March 21

mem-

Their companionship is what you need to get you through the

Scorpio: October 23

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You

are going to feel as

though you have been set free, either from burden or from some other stressful issue. By the end of the

week you

Luckiest day:

will

be

March

peace.

at

daily

Life’s

is

also a link called “Six

pays

off for

indoor soccer

been signed. Free pool,

The

at the recre-

player has since

disco

cancelled due to weather conditions. was impressed with the “I

dancing and

the perks of the

cheap alcohol were event, which Conestoga Students Incorporated helped organize.

raised approximately $600.

there to celebrate

will be used to help team pay off a $250 fine they were slapped with for unknowingly

the mob ing to catch prizes.

was a little was rescheduled

turnout,” said Lapp. “I

worried because

A representative from Molson was and bring cheer to of students who were jump-

Some

team

Leaf winter toques and Molson Canadian T-shirts. A Night of Temptation was originally planned for Feb. 7, but was

playing an illegal player in their

ation centre.

interest-

sites,

it

Wednesday night, but it did more promotion time.” The women’s team is still contem-

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what

students

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close to you, you’ll need their later.

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7.

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November December 21 This week it may feel

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life are

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March

10.

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22 Events going on in your will make you feel as though

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March

6.

August 22 Pressures from all directions of your life are going Leo: July 23

-

be adding up. The best way to overcome life’s challenges is to

to

keep a positive mind. Luckiest day:

Virgo:

March

9.

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your

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to

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help you through

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you pace yourself you can cope with the stress.

this

Luckiest day:

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going to be week. Either financially or by achievement you will be quite pleased with yourself by Friday.

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to get

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April

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Fortunately the rest of this site I was willing to over-

all.

are able to listen to an inter-

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4,

Condors annihilated By Jody Andruszkiewicz

The

half was spent primarily Conestoga zone and the Condors were lucky to be only

A

can’t get worse,

it

it

does.

Conestoga Condors men’s indoor soccer team 2- to Steaua on Feb. 14. lost With only four players on the court against a Steaua team with reserves, it was a Valentine’s Day shorthanded

1

1

down 5-0 after the first half. The second half wasn’t much than

ter

the

touch the ball a

little

first,

to

more: they even had a few scoring chances for

their efforts.

But with only four players

The Condors came off an embarrassing game the week before where should have defeated their

opponents had

Condors

the

started

Steaua scored goals with ease, as three of the four

Conestoga had a full roster on Feb. 14. they could have beaten their

to

Without enough players, the Condors got down quickly and Steaua played a very slow, methodi-

game

step

goal

in

Conestoga players were not regular

keepers.

The game was completely out of

opponents.

cal

drag

to

their feet.

poor play. If

in the

mix. exhaustion clearly set in and

not been for their

it

bet-

though

the

Condors got

massacre.

they

first

the

in

When

keeping the ball away

in

from the Condors.

reach by the time Bojan Djokovic scored for the Condors.

Coach Geoff Johnstone wasn’t available

after

game

the

comment.

for

Conestoga’s Bojan Djokovic

Men’s hockey team loses tough one By Jody Andruszkiewicz

defence tended to abandon him

That strong play continued the second period as Hopkins faced .19 shots and the Condors spent a lot of time playing a man down. Like the first period, terrible officiating seemed to dominate the game. The officiating sank so low that Conestoga’s Craig Bannister and Humber’s Marc Hobor dropped their gloves in front of the Humber net and went at it. Not wanting to be left

at times.

out,

into In

the end,

was

it

too

just

Andy Hopkins

for

to

handle.

The

Conestoga men's hockey team

Condors

lost a close against the Humber Feb. 13 at the recre-

game 7-4 Hawks on

ation centre.

52

Facing

shots,

Hopkins

played solidly for the Condors,

sometimes spectacularly as

his

“Really one player kept us in the

game,” said Condors coach

Greg Rickwood of Hopkins game.

after the

suspended for one game because of a yelling inci-

game

dent after a

frustrated

was a

felt this

game we

could win,” Condors coach

Conestoga

its

four

ing up

The out

its

1

8 shots.

first

period wasn’t with-

controversy as the

Humber

goal

first

was scored with

what looked like the Conestoga net being off its moorings. However, the referee allowed the goal.

Adding officiating,

to

the

questionable

which didn't help

Conestoga, was the fact the

Condors couldn’t clear the puck from their own end. That problem alone accounted for many shots on net. It could have easily been 7-4 after the first period if Hopkins didn’t play strongly in net.

I

have

despite

a

is

any other. For those

fair

sport

watch,

it’s

started.

it

S hae

-

Ly n n

Bourne

subjective judging, fig-

its

skating

ure

before

in the past insisted that,

and

Victor

like

Kraatz,

top three skaters

who

much

in the world, fin-

Besides there being winners and

ished fourth behind teams they had beaten earlier in the Season.

more than

that.

That outcry fell on deaf ears. Four years later the International

losers, there are also beautiful, pas-

sionate,

humorous and exciting

performances put together by these

and

athletes

Skating

creative

International

have

choreographers.

Union and the Olympic Committee

But

in the past five years,

investigated

and

tried

to

and

it

less

resolve what happened in the pairs

judging

about the ath-

more about national

It

can be a competitive or recre-

and requires

skill

and endurance.

when judges decide who the winners are, and especially when But,

give. If they are not, they will con-

ing can’t be considered a fair sport.

decisions based on and politics. The recent proposal by the ISU is to have 14

But

in

what seems

to

be typiCondors

played one bad period allowing

Hawks

to tie the

game and

eventually take the lead.

swered Conestoga through the third. ‘“When we got down a goal, we gave up,” Rickwood said of the Condors’ efforts in the third period.

He added

that

judges

judges.

and

he can’t teach

But what upset him the most was that he noticed the Condors didn’t

11,

This fueled rumours that started four years ago about there being a fix in the ice

scored four unangoals, taking it to

tinue to

Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were cheated out of the gold medal by dishonest Feb.

dance competition.

At the Olympics in Nagano, Japan, media, commentators and

1^1

was a game we

Leading the way for Hawks was Jason Fortier goals

and

an

is

done, figure skating

ski the fastest, but if the best skaters

don’t win, then fairness isn’t being

eliminate a lot of bribery, but an

as a sport.

DMense nationale

adventure

isn’t part

of your workday routine, find in the

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some excitement back

come and

I

your spare time

yourself, meeting interesting people,

could win.” he added.

three

Until this

won’t stop being questioned or debated as a fair sport. The best team will score the most points and the best athlete will run or

an event, rather than nine,

in practice. “I felt this

see us or call us

in

your

jife.

at:

the

with

assist.

Conestoga’s Ryan Baird led his team with two goals and an assist.

judges

more on opinion and nationality than on what is actually happening on the ice. will continue to judge

make

intensity to his team.

execute anything they learned

Pelletier’s.

The judges wouldn’t know whose mark would count. This is a good start and might

Defence

If

such as Sale and

have computers randomly select and count only seven marks.

National

FIND

place for the athletes for situations

nationality

at

(internet photo)

If these steps are not taken,

nationality, competitive figure skat-

On

judges.

appeal system should also be put in

Sikharulidze.

they get together to vote for a certain

second remained goalless and the Condors took a 4-3 lead to

Jamie Sale and David Pelletier were initially cheated out of a gold medal by dishonest

and Pelletier received gold medals on Feb. 17 at a medal ceremony attended by 2000 world champions and gold medallists Elena Berezhnaya and Anton

itself is a sport.

saw a

the first period

Humber

scored

sport has been shaken.

of seven goals scored, the

While

the

goals on seven shots while giv-

competition

Judges should be held more accountable for the marks they

goals in the

20

of the ice dance

judged

ational activity

cal fashion of late, the

after

faith in

City, Utah,

Figure skating in

Greg Rickwood,

the third period.

minutes of play.

my

Lake

politics.

At one point though, the Condors actually led the game. Conestoga and Humber traded Condors leading 4-3

coaches

figure skating as a fairly

Salt

politics

the results

letes

we

period with the

in

the fight.

total

first

Olympic Games

at the

The French judge found to be cheating was suspended and Sale

week’s worth of practising produced such lousy results. “’V^en we got down a goal, gave up.”

some knew

In light of the recent events wit-

competition.

“I

(Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz)

Event less about athletes, more about

more, making

Sandford Fleming. “We really haven’t learned that a

Terry

a 12-1 loss on Feb. 14.

fly in

has tainted figure skating more and

against Sir

anything,” he said,

goalie

a shot

Gilmer jumped into the fray tossing a couple of punches before the officials broke up

Rickwood was forced to spend the game in the stands after being

Humber

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in the

number

strikeout

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he

spot in as early

he cuts down on his

five

Tom Gordon also

in

high for a quality closer. Kyle Farnsworth is waiting in the closer wings with a fastball that can

problems are a thing of the that, there is

Other than

about

to get excited

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the past three seasons. are another

The Houston Astros

solid team but have one problem. The future of the team appears to

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young

in their great

Wade

Miller,

pitchers like

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hitter’s ballpark.

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only park friendlier to hitters is Coorsfield in Colorado. Miller was a solid 16-8 last season with a 3.40

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the

number 1 spot from veteran Shane Reynolds, who battled injuries and started only 28 games but managed to win 14 games. Reynolds will

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spot

if

nicely into the

healthy.

be

is even more of a wasteThey have promising young

Roy

the strength of the

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some of the starting rotation’s shortcomings. But if the rotation can’t get them a win

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on the

Reds is their hitters. Ken Griffey has been slowed by injuries the past few seasons but he is still one of the premier offensive threats

in the

National

Adam Dunn

burst

out of the

hit 19 homeRBIs in only 244 at bats. He holds immense promise for 2002

minors

last

season and

runs and 43

but must limit his strikeouts and make consistent contact or he could

become Bumitz

a

Rob Deer

or Jeromy

clone.

Billy

Wagner

closer but he overall

is

is

will

a rare left-handed one of the best

also

closers in the

majors.

He

saved 39 games and can completely

ability to pitch well in the

A trade of the Pirates most consisstarter, Todd Ritchie, to the White Sox was actually a good one

tent

Lowe and Josh Fogg. Wells has the most talent of the bunch and could turn into a solid

Wells, Sean

number 2

starter.

could pitch

Sean Casey has the ability to hit if he can stay healthy but he lacks the prototypical power one

this

season as

number 5 starter but he would be more valuable as a long man in the bullpen. Fogg pitched solidly in 1 games for the White Sox in 2001 and had a 2.03 ERA. The best hitter on

the

is

outfielder Brian Giles,

who hit 37 homemns and scored 1 16 mns. He drove in only 95 RBIs but would have had more on any other team.

Second-year player Craig Wilson has the ability to hit 40 homemns if he can find regular playing time.

Wilson can catch and play first base but he will never unseat veteran

.330

Jason Kendall as catcher. As well, the Pirates appear determined to

looks for from a first baseman. He will probably never hit more than 25

play underachieving Kevin Young at large first base because of the

homeruns but he needs to learn to drive in at least 100 RBIs on a con-

amount of money the Pirates are stuck paying him ^er they gave him

season he was considered a better player than Dunn until he struggled

Mlicki, Redding and Hernandez battle for the final two spots.

have the

the Pirates

League.

capable of winning in any park.Dave

.

Kip Wells, Jimmy Anderson, Tony Mcl^ight and David Williams all

Lowe

useless.

sistent basis.

is

probably never

for Pittsburgh. The trade did not bring back any great talents but it netted the Pirates three solid major league pitchers in

is

one of the best young pitchers in the majors. He went 14-3 with a 2.73 ERA in 2001 He proved

Oswalt

starters but they will

no help on the horizon.

starters.

bines with durable Scott Sullivan and Jim Brower to help make up for

no fluke season (hear that Barry?) he has averaged 59 homeruns over

little

Milwaukee.

fourth and Elmer Dessens, Chris Reitsma and Lance Davis are average major league starters and have no business at the front of the rotation. But that’s where they find themselves and with

pitching. Closer

all

in

past.

very

majors but they will probably struggle this year until they get some more experience under their belt.

fifth

The bullpen

Sosa’s stats speak for him. hit .328 with 64

number 2

2001 after battling dominant at times. was and injuries He managed to save 27 games but posted a 3.38 ERA, which is a little

came back

Garrett

all

win 12 games and

the rotation.Closer

14 starts and

Andy Benes,

a

Jason Bere, Julian Tavarez and solid youngster Juan Cruz round out

nating in the minors and in his rook6-3 ie season in 2001. Smith went in

Wood had

walks.

Number four starter Bud Smith is a

ERA

Kerry

as this season if

ERA

with a 3.83

won 20

number 1 Chicago’s rotation - perhaps

Louis, Williams went 7-1 with a in 1 1 starts. Overall, he 2.28

potential left-handed ace after

season and

will take over the

St.

was 15-9 with a 4.05

1

promising season after struggling with injuries in 2000. He came back

over

a mid-season trade

in

starting rota-

starts.

Morris.

has been

Griffey

Sammy

games. In previous seasons, Lieber had always struggled in the second half. He also made a team-high 34

other pitching staff but in St. Louis. Here, he gives the Cardinals an out-

veteran

last

rotation poised to

They have a

National League.

through number 5. John Lieber finally realized his

200-plus innings, would make him an undeniable ace on almost any

38 and nearing the

homeruns and 160 RBIs deserves the respect in baseball. And this was

tion offers stability

in 2001, along

pitching problems.

need, with the likes of the underrated Placido Polanco, speedy

from number

Geoff Jenkins could help fill some left by Bumitz if injury

Pittsburgh

Bagwell.

career.

in the

of the void 1

Anyone who can

The Chicago Cubs

with his consistent ability to pitch

standing

an

Marrero.

Colorado, used his devastating curve ball to overcome hitters. Kile’s 16

is

Bumitz

lineup.

The young Berkman hit .33 with 34 homeruns and 126 RBIs despite being seven years younger than

RBIs in 2001. The Cardinals also have a solid bench, which all World Series win-

Kerry Robinson and versatile

once again now

free of the thin air in

is

poised to take

Bagwell and Biggio.

the premier offensive threats in the

Eli

the presence of

was

8 runs.

over the top-hitter position from

slowed by injuries the past few seasons but he is still one of

ners

be capable of 200 strikeouts

hit 1

turn into aces.

did have 113

season, proving not only that he is completely healthy but also that he

may

power McGwire had but he

is

1

and Orlando Merced. The Cincinnati Reds have major

excellent leader in the clubhouse and

injury problems. Morris’s strikeouts increased over the second half of the

scored

made of

age.

New

late-

Ken

before an injury reduced that to 27 homeruns, 73 RBIs and a .323 aver-

is

still

of the speed

season trade with Tampa Bay and hit a combined 31 homeruns and 102

a

battled

the only reason he got pitches to hit

runs and

He

The Cardinals ace could be either 22-game winner Matt Morris, or Darryl Kile who is more experistarters.

Neugebauer have already

land.

end of a great

40 homeruns

it all together. Pitchers Ruben Quevado, Ben Sheets and Nick Neugebauer all show immense promise, but both Sheets and

ting

their

The Astros have a solid bench with veterans Gregg Zaun, Jose Vizcaino

RBIs but he

brings the athleticism to

play centre field to right

but lack the quality, depth

and health among

Drew

The Milwaukee Brewers have promising youngsters but they are probably three years away from put-

20 home-

seven this season, but

1

in

their purse

little.

Houston

in

so dangerous but he

Lance Berkman

Angels in McGriff was acquired

centerfielder.

League. Arizona has a better one, two, three punch - if they stay

a

has added power. Biggio went from 28 stolen bases two years ago to

2000.

30 homeruns and 110 RBIs. The only thing missing from his game is the speed, in the form of stolen bases, most would expect from a

this year,

simply because of their veteran pitching depth and perhaps the best starting rotation in the National

Reds loosen

.strings

With the loss of Bumitz to the York Mets look for slugging youngster Richie Sexson to stmggle. He has terrible strikeout rates and

tanks.

.

centre fields in baseball and added

unless the

is

to the hitter’s ball-

lost a lot

made him

that

to take over.

for

injuries.

Biggio has

who

hope

in

park.

a versatile, underrated

left in their

move

despite the

dimen-

other

fans in the near future

homeruns and 130 RBIs. .His average and homeruns were down though,

Hundley struggled last season after coming to the Cubs and signing a big-money contract with his hometown club. He hit only 87 and battled injury and confidence problems all season. Hundley hit .284 for Los

over the

Mark McGwire bearable. Jim Edmonds plays one of the best

Louis Cardinals are poised

win the Central Division

all

the loss of

free agent

number of expensive

played

thing

baseman

little

is

Cincinnati

age but Bagwell hit 39

Hill is ready Holdovers Todd Hundley and Fred McGriff must prove they have some-

diamond, while hitting .329 with 37 homers and 130 RBIs. Pujols made

while the

Pirates are probably the worst, after

a

He

hitter.

is

first

Jeff

second ba.seman Craig Biggio. Both are beginning to show

last year.

the smaller

Bobby

Gene

Rookie of the Year Albert Pujols had one of the best seasons ever by a rookie

are

with

should add moxie to the second base position until rookie

solid

is

needed to be competitive.

being competitive,

Stynes player

of the rotation

1

sions of Wrigley Field.

season but blew nine save

rest

Sosa, hit .33

one of the best defensive short20

homeruns with

He was a starter ago. He did save 34

opportunities.

The

Sammy

stops in the majors and could hit

the elite closers.

The St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros have the talent, in both pitching and hitting,

to

is

among

not

but

Alou, a good

time.

playing

There

his

Bagwell and

very thin. The big tickets

figure to get signifi-

all

Gonzalez, acquired from Toronto,

is

an improvement

The National League Central con-

The

Chris Stynes

despite

hitters

size.

Besides another llamethrowcr Octavio Dotcl the Astros’ bullpen

Moises Alou, Alex Gonzalez and

Jason

Closer

2002 season. Pitchers and catchers reported to spring training niidregular .season

diminutive

over the off-season.

each team looks heading into the

away

blow

limes.

lineup has undergone a

The Cubs

as

long-relievers.

and how

Baseball’s six divisions

mph

touch 100

spot in the rota-

a

— Page 11

race limited to three teams

NL Central 2002 This article

2002

4,

Watch rookie Kearns

outfielder Austin

in spring training. Until last

with wrist problems for half of 200 1 He showed he was healthy during the Arizona Fall

nated

it.

He

League and domi-

could be poised to jump

into the majors this spring.

a top-dollar contract after one solid season. Kendall is -the only other player with any above-average talent on the Pirates, but even he is overpaid. The Pirates gave him a large contract before he could become a free agent and skip town but he does-

have much power - only 10 homemns and 53 RBIs in 2(X)1 n't

and he

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