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34th Year

Rec

centre

— No. 10

open

officially

By Jody Andruszkiewicz

good

fitness centre is a

start.

Joining Olinksi and Tibbits in their

Local dignitaries and school

watched

cials

He

centre

fitness

the

open the Conestoga

at

College’s recreation centre.

Among in

the

said he

fitness centre adding that Conestoga has such a great reputation in the community. “Sometimes you take these

Students Inc. president Jon Olinksi cut the ribbon to officially

new

more than 250 people

things for granted,” he said about

opening of a fitness centre that was beleaguered by problems were Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr, Cambridge MPP Gerry Martiniuk and many of Conestoga’s top

nity, further

administrators.

renovations.

was

to

Martin was also pleased with

“A

It

was a

light

at the rec centre as varsity athletes

mingled with guests. There were

how

it

had changed as well as take part

in

through the

some of

faciljijy

to see

the demonstrations being

Martin went on to say that everyat Conestoga can now be proud

Tony Martin (from left), director of the recreation centre, John Tibbits, Conestoga College president, and Jon Olinski, president of Conestoga Students Inc., cut the ribbon to officially open the (Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz) recreation centre on March 6.

“I think it’s as

you’ll find in the city,” Tibbits said

of the

new

facility.

He

said the only

thing that might be better than the

new

fitness area is the

Goodlife

fit-

good

as anything

doing a great job with the help of Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI). Olinski said he was really excited about the new fitness centre because

ness centre at Market Square in

of the transformation from what

downtown

used to be to

Kitchener.

He went on to praise Tony Martin,

put on by instructors.

the rec cen-

one

demonstrations in self-defence that

were showcased to visitors as to what is available to students. Visitors were able to walk

how

at

tre looks.”

it

and fun atmosphere

of our staff and faculty

lot

were surprised

paid for the reno-

vations so the honour should be his.

in

the results of the fitness centre

Conestoga president John Tibbits handed over the ceremonial

who

Conestoga

Kitchener.

cut,

was Olinski

saying

having

about

be

scissors to Olinski, joking that

commuhow proud he is

Conestoga’s impact on the

attendance to watch the grand

Just before the ribbon

was Zehr. was impressed with

praise for the rec centre

offi-

Conestoga

as

director of the recreation centre, for

He

its

it

current state.

said there’s potential for

more

expansion and growth and that the

of their recreation centre as it is second to none in the college system.

However, it appears all the renovations are not yet complete for the rec centre. During his speech, Martin said he is seeking funds to replace the gym floor

and

And once for

all

the seats in the

gym.

completed, tryouts Kitchener’s entry into the that

is

Canadian Professional Basketball League will take place in July for play expected to

start in

October.

Colleges readying themselves for double-cohort By Michelle Timmerman Starting in

2003 students hoping

to enrol in post-secondary education will

have more competition

when

ever

than

applying

to

Ontario colleges and universities. The extra competition is being created by the

first

students in the

new four-year high school program graduating at the same time as those in the old five-year pro-

The new four-year program was

we

According

to Associate Registrar

Jennifer Leith, by 2003 construction at the

Doon campus

should be

complete allowing the college

accommodate 1 ,000 students, a

from

to

1

to

,400 more

30 per cent increase will contain

when

look-

unlike the old program

don’t have a history of what stu-

dents’

We

marks have

lums

to look at

both curricu-

and

separate

It’s

important to remember, not

all

high school students go on to college

five-year

some

students from the

program may skip

their

150-seat

Ontario Academic Credits and go

amphitheatre. Along with ensur-

straight to college in 2002, or stu-

enough room

for the

dents

may

also take a year off to

Ontario Ministry

and on preparing for

Colleges

Universities’ update

the pro\incial

the cohort, its

own

The plan

includes:

new

student spaces

Ensuring that current and future is focused on providing

spending

students with quality learning pro-

grams.

Providing

avoid the cohort.

handle the selection process, as the group of students applying to the college come from

our first-year students are students coming straight out of high school,"

information

said Leith.

achieve their goals.

Wanted:

willing

Seven grabs

fill

CBSA

jobs are up for

at the election,

take place five

various positions.

March

21.

which

will

As many

as

of these positions are wide to get

open for new students

“We

need people to fill these positions so the workload of CBSA can be shared." the Promotions Executive Graham really

Whiteley said. Whiteley stressed that the is

students to

CBSA

to

40 per cent of

all

efits,”

it

offers a lot of ben-

he said.

Some making

of these perks

include

industr>' contacts,

having

volunteer experience to add to your resume and learning how an is

run.

with.

Whiteley said members of the executive also make contacts with Conestoga faculty and

of your

meet more of the student body

become involved

doesn't suck up

free time and

association

a great organization for business

“It

cost of post-secondary education.

“Only about 35

Ensuring that students have the they

need

informed choices so

to

make

that they

can

business and computers students

involved because current executives are getting ready to graduate.

With the Computer and Business Student Association elections coming up, candidates are being sought to

to

and

student, support

helping parents better plan for the

surge of students, the college also has to consider how they are

going

in

post-secondary' institutions.

have a place in a post-secondary education program. In light of the double-cohort of students entering the system, to ensure all students

is

govern-

plan to deal with

the extra students.

Creating

them,’’ said Leith.

to the

Training,

of

ment has

are.

distinctively

or university,

their current capacity.

The new addition

this,

to be careful

ing there

By Shannon McBride

COMMENTARY

students.

ing at

According

different curriculums.

“We have

introduced by the Ontario govern-

ment

effort.

two very

39 classrooms and a

gram.

Condors lose despite

Conestoga College’s Doon campus is under construction to ensure there is enough space for

CBSA

than the average student. These are all things that can help stu-

dents get a job ate,

when they gradu-

he added.

The ident.

positions available are pres-

vice-president,

treasurer,

communications officer, public relations, promotions executive and computer liaison. Continued on Page 3


— SPOKE, March

Page 2

18,

2002

Conestoga apprentice earns scholarship award for his academic achievement and leadership in school and the community.

By Sanja Glibota third-year a Jantzi, Allen advanced-level apprentice in the

He

automotive service technician program at Conestoga’s Guelph cam-

won

to

$700 from the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA). Jantzi was presented with the

pus, has

scholarship

a

is

the college’s

involved in government relations,

The AIA. gave only 14 similar awards throughout Canada this

market research and

The Ottawa-based group

win the Arthur Paulin Automotive

Aftermarket Scholarship. Jantzi was presented with the

national

cheque by Jeff Reynolds, incoming

industry

chair of the

AIA

which manufacture,

Central Ontario

Division. Reynolds

is

a site

Jantzi,

senting the automotive aftermarket

manage

sell

distribute

and

AIA

also

replacement parts.

is

offered

Conestoga College.

at

It

provides theoretical instruction and practice in vehicular systems, diagnostics and repair procedures, to

who was home-schooled,

complement

Ontario secondary school diploma in 1999. He is employed with the Wellesley

obtained

companies

including

apprenticeship programs currently

220,000 workers.

repre-

association

trade

Service Centre and completing the final year of his program, one of 1

stages the

Canadian International Automotive Show. Its member companies employ more than

a

is

it

biennial

year.

apprentice

first

er with Dixie Electric in Concord.

his

apprentices’

the

on-

the-job training at their places of

employment.

Stolen vehicle big inconvenience and a lesson learned . nu. '

i

.".

ET'VaEnEi^

'

n

chop shop where the vehicle is taken apart and the individual pieces sold.

By Marcy Cabral

If

Paranoia, anger, worry and stress.

These are only some of the emotions I felt on a recent Thursday morning

when

I

stepped outside of

my

my

vehicle,

with dread, as

my

realized

I

“The number

apart-

number and

The CD player and glove box were cleared ment building. and then

Doherty, sales agent for Kitchener’s

the Waterloo

Allstate

you your insurance compa-

Canada,

officer

for

regional police, said. “After that

ny.”

answered the required it was time for major paranoia to set in. Did I I

police questions,

lock the doors? Of course I did, that’s a stupid question. But did I

Insurance

Company

of

said.

According to Tomlinson, the

rate

often than

an empty parking

lot

Qfid

Part

What

1:

I

stolen. Yes, the doors

were

in the car.

who would want

I

did not lend

my

Ownership papers No, I don’.t know to steal

my

car.

register the car in an

these stolen cars, Tomlinson advises

kicks in.”

The

insurance coverage

most

common

reasons

people steal cars are for joyrides, to take parts or to resell stolen for parts

it

it.

will

If the car is

be taken to a

After 72 hours

received

was

was recov-

car

my

that

totalled,

but only

missing a

CD player.

car

was not

scratched and

To protect your vehicle from being stolen, Tomlinson recommends to “always lock your doors, park it in a well lit and visible spot, and purchase something like The Club.”

health in comrhunity The presentations were a mandatory component for com-

By Sanja Giibota

Stress denotes the changes that we undergo as we experience and adjust to our continually changing environment. It has physical and emotional effects on us and can create positive or negative feelings. As

and can a positive influence, stress creates anticipation and excitement compel us to action (remember that clutch single that won the T-ball influence, stress can result in

discomfort, anger and rejection, with health problems such as

headaches, upset stomach and insomnia.

relationship), individuals respond differently to individual only if

Elementary students learned a

most

situations.

These

pletion of the nursing leadership

thing or two about peer pressure to thanks self-esteem and

course.

Conestoga third-year nursing students. They presented youth

in

students chose the topics January and had seven weeks to prepare for a i4-minute presentation to provide elementary school students with current and

The

two elementary schools in Waterloo Region with a variety of health-related topics at a

in

health fair

on March

accurate

Frances

They held presentations for Grade 7 students at Laurentian

avoid contact with snakes. Others keep them as pets. Most of us experience anxie'ty at the thought of presenting in front of a class, and while some will do anything to avoid it, a few get totally turned on.

goal

is

not to eliminate stress but to learn

even use

it

to help

how to manage

us.

year nursing students

Message from Student Services (Room 2B02)

who

did-

have to present. Instead, they took the roles of co-ordinators n’t

in

of the health presentations

Breslau in the afternoon. The topics ranged from nutri-

fair to

were

ensure the prepared

sure to sexual harassment and

thoroughly by the deadline and that all of their classmates par-

drugs.

ticipated equally.

tion, self-esteem

and peer pres-

was always tired, always

I

thirsty. I

Thank goodness

knew the warning newly

signs.”

retired

and HELP

SOMEONE YOU KNOW.

CALL 1-8CK)-BANTING

Next week: Coping with Stress

Karen Connolly, Adams and Ellen

"Verhayen were the only third-

in School Christian Kitchener in the morning and for Grade 8 students at St.

Hills

Sheila,

it

information

Prins, Jessica

they are construed as

threatening or dangerous. Most of us cringe at the thought of having to parachute from an airplane; some find it a challenge. Most of us

health

related to today’s society.

6.

John’s-Kilmarnock School

Although almost everyone responds to some situations with a high level ending a of stress (death of a loved one, birth of a child, beginning or

become stressors for an

my

ered and sent to a body shop for necessary repairs. The only comfort I

Nursing students promote

Stress?

game for your team?). As a negative

used

seem

too good to be true.

com-

,

three

at

car lots or classified ads that

Doherty companies connected to the insurance bureau waive the charge for the first three days. But after the full

watch out for great deals

to

a 72-

“However,

said.

Stress Manage^nent is

is

issued by the insurance

72 hours

car to a friend.

culprits take

is

rental

My car was

cars are stolen for joyriding,

car

pany,”

Stress has become part of our everyday vocabulary. Why write a column on stress when everyone deals with it daily? Since stress is misunderstood and mismanaged, let's start with understanding.

/i

production,”

To prevent yourself from buying

apan

hour waiting period before a rental

The time had finally come to call my insurance company and basical-

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Stress

or

“For any theft claim there

untravelled side street.

were locked. No,

was slightly surpassed in 2001.

Many

more

it,

few hours

knew.

of 2,174 in 2000

Tomlinson added. The

dump

for a

it

ly reiterate the only information

rate

of stolen vehicles in Kitchener for 2001 decreased from 2,825 in 1999.

However, the

in

stolen from a tkitcnener

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)

“Once a car is stolen, you basically can’t do too much about it,” John

not,

was

out after this vehicle

really lock all four doors?

The

its

try.”

“The first thing everyone should do is phone the police,” Staff Sergeant Brent Tomlinson, media

After

unique to every

car had

think of; call for backup.

call

is

entirely different province or coun-

the vehicle, drive

should

will

Tomlinson said. “They (the culprits) actually manufacture a new VIN

been stolen. I had no idea what I was going to do. I walked back to my apartment and did the only logical thing I could

relations

number CVIN)

car at the time of

heart filled

my

going to be resold, a new vehi-

be created.

ment building to find ray car was not where I had left it the night before. As I walked the parking lot looking for

it is

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— Page 3

2002

18,

Special needs students say ‘thank-you’ By Denis Langlois

special needs,” she said.

The June Dahmer Special Needs Award winners will be announced at a ceremony on April 16. The award, which is in its lOth

who

recognizes individuals

year,

have gone beyond the call of duty to help people with special needs.

According Conestoga’s

Nixon, one of

to Kelly

way of

the special needs ol'ficc’s

is

showing

award

coun.sellors, the

their appreciation.

The deadline was March 8 and

who

to tho.se

who

par-

nominate one

person for each of the four categories faculty, staff, fellow students

well.”

and external support personnel. The special needs advisory com-

everyone who has made a contribution and llts into one of the categories can be nominated, Nixon .said special needs

to

mittee will determine the winner of

award and present him or her with a plac]ue at the ceremony. Each person nominated will the

receive a certificate of recognition.

are helping people with

nomination but will be recognized by the office at the ceremony. “There are a lot of staff that have helped inside the college,” she said, “and we like to recognize them as

our opportunity to say thanks

“It’s

students

were able

ticipated

nominations

for

Nixon

said there are

members

that

may

some

staff

not receive a

Alumnus never

Although

cannot be.

staff

“Only those

members who

staff

proctor

tests can be nominated from our office,” she said. The award was named after June

quite

opening

centre

March 6 wasn’t

that

will give the recipient the award and read what they wrote about that

contributions to students with

person.

Even though she passed away

stayed exactly where she

"The students are so great to work with," Punnett said. “It’s so exciting to see them on campus.” Punnett went to Conestoga College several years ago and completed the recreation and leisure program. During her stay, Punnett was extremely busy vol-

help.”

ceremony

Also, she said

During the ceremony, which is scheduled to take place from 3:30 to 5:30 p.in. in room 2A620, the student who made the nomination

weeks

just six it’s

in the

left

time for students to

is

to

now. With increasing financial it

also

is

week

five times a

“It’s

said.

should-

or

errors

they need to get their resume just right.

At Second Chance employment

very impressive,” Punnett

located

nice to see, from the

Wellington

County,

There’s so

much

Alycia Punnett

Punnett got her job

when she was position at the

do

to

Someone

physical

Punnett got hired for the

17-

month position. She still spends her spare time volunteering at the school. She is the volunteer management committee chair for Alumni services, and she also helped out with the SWAK event on popular Valentines Day.

Computer CBSA

of the

members

of the

women’s alumni

“It’s great to stay active

On March

with the

defeated the Conestoga

team

Conestoga College had its offigrand opening to celebrate the opening of the renovated fitness

sity

cial

It’s

Some

centre.

of the

team players who graduated. now we know where

great that

As

festivities

for the future, Punnett

wants

new facilities, and special games featuring alumni teams,

walls of the college.

goal

is

to

on campus

Punnett was one of the members of the Alumni soccer team, which

just really enjoy the

March 21

experience

knows

well-rounded students

“I

allowed

fell

in

class

that

to vote.

love with promotions

only because

I

had a chance

to

CBSA

willing to their

it

he hopes to get a job

The

office.

Free suggests th^ after these skills,

is

a good idea to

show unique

list

some

qualities.

Things tliat should not be on a resume include photos, unnecessary references and personal proliouns such as “I.” Free also pointed out that even the paper the resume is printed on should be

“Keep

professional,

it

use the

basic approach,” she said, recom-

neutral colour.

She said students should decide where they want to work and target the job place. She added once resumes have been handed out it is important to follow up if possible, even

if it's

“Tell the

by e-mail. employer

that you’re

and resume has been sent.” Free said, adding extra things do help. in the position

very interested

indicate that a

Staff

is

employment

available office

a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to

the

in

from 8:30 offer coun-

selling to students.

.frm

Spoke can now be read online!

oneof hour your time could save someone’s life... Would you help? For clinic information,

here." he said, adding

a lifetime.

where

sheets that contain similar advice.

election

1D14D. 1

can help themselves to

business stuidents neecdetd

motions after graduation.

meeting on March 2

the

of the college."

Whiteley said he’s living proof that the CBSA can be the chance of

eral

at

atmosphere

two representati\es from each

gen-

office

college has a stand inside the office

Punnett said. "I

still."

Continued from Page 1 Nominations for these positions are due by March 9 and can be brought to the CBSA office at at the

home

work somewhere

including hockey and soccer.

will be

list

to stay within the

that she

“My

employment

A

also available at

got a few updates from var-

people are.”

requires candidates for seven positions for

Voting will take place

are

Free says there are certain styles

included a ribbon-cutting, tours of the

women’s

6-2.

“We

6, the recreation centre

at

ancJ

1

The employment

(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)

college,” she said.

resources

was going on maternity leave and

one

that students

go from her had

restructuring.

is

soccer team.

DSA after they

some in

let

school

at the

sheets

and use as a template. They offer helpful advice and errors to avoid.

variety for stu-

dents.”

throughout

available for students to take

space that was there, the number of things that have increased.

the

is

mending a heavy stock paper of

counselling

“It’s

should

taken into consideration. it

as a student and

outstanding.

list

activifies or personal interests to

There are many agencies, includ-

are

wjth four to eight points."

Free said, adding the

that it

college that offer students the help

it

“The student should have a summary of skills. They should be bul-

^“Get a resume in order and it should be current,” said Conestoga College Entftloyment Officer .Sara

four to

thinks that the changes to

catch the employer’s eye.

the leading edge.

job

you put

gym

you want

you really want is to make sure that your resume and cover letter have

to get the

and focused. “Layout is important, n’t have any spelling

it.”

effort

.students."

education and work experience should be listed next. “It depends on wh^ you want to highhght,” Free said. She added

The only way

ing the employment office at the

into

and

of good words

key

typos,” she said.

Punnett used the

work with .some of our

related to your field, the

ence the best it could have been,” she said. “College is only what '

to

contain lots of action verbs.

Free says it is important to start the job search now, adding employers are going to be looking for resumes that are clear, concise

made time for everything. what made my college experi-

the recognition

anything or are looking for a job

Free.

“I just

"They are given

for taking the extra lime

leted

are willing to take

important to find a job that pays

Education department. She was a tour guide and played on several teams including volleyball and softball.

a benefit to the

and formats which students should follow in order for the resume to

thinking about potential sum-

well.

International

it is

people being nominated as well.

Preparing yourself

start

"Tou name it I did it,” she said. Punnett worked for the Doon Student Association (now the CSI) and volunteered with the

It’s

to present awards.

pressure on students,

unteering.

them

the

Whether you

happy.

is

thanks to

husband, daughand mother continue to attend

mer jobs.

has

24,

to say

five years ago, her

start

Punnett,

chance

ter

With

physical resources worker at

“It’s their

because they realize they may not have been successful without that

quite

A

good oppor-

a

the people that have helped

By Sarah McGoldrick

the college.

is

too hard for her to do.”

on

nostalgic.

said this

tunity for the students.

semester,

Conestoga,

Nixon

“She put her heart and .soul into her job,” Nixon .said. “Nothing was

That’s because this alumni never left

.spe-

cial needs.

for the job

For Conestoga College Alumni member Alycia Punnett, going to fitness

a former employee at the Waterloo campus, because of her

left

By Kathleen Deschamps

the

Dahmer,

executive

make

a

in pro-

requires

who

are

commitment

chosen position for a

to

full year.

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entertainment and sports

news, as well as games, puzzles, weather and reference

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— SPOKE, March

18,

2002

THE CoNSERVAHVe fWRTV LPW^RSHIP VfT/ eo1HER9 R«tCE

Bar owners should accept bylaw

. . .

time for a handful of local bar owners who are still searching for loopholes in the smoking bylaw to stop wasting their time, money and efforts on the battle It’s

they’ve already lost. Instead, they should join the majority

smoking ban and look for ways

who

abide by the

to attract the

customers

who enjoy a smoke-free environment. When Waterloo Region council implemented smoking bylaw on January 2000,

lic

it

the pub-

stirred different

reactions throughout the region. About 75 per cent of residents who are non-smokers welcomed the ban as well as some of the local business

owners who had already banned smoking

in their facili-

ties.

On the other hand, many bar, restaurant, bingo hall and coffee shop owners fumed over the ban. With time, 98 per cent of them realized that abiding by expensive and less harmful to their businesses than the high fines. Fourteen business owners were convicted with fines ranging from $250 to $2,500 over the past two years. However, most of them denied they allowed their the

bylaw

is

less

patrons to smoke. In reality, the owners chose to turn their heads the other way rather than losing their customers. Some bar owners decided tailor their own bylaws. to In reality, the owners For instance, the owner of chose to turn their the Lancaster Tavern bar in

heads the other way rather than losing their

customers.

Kitchener sees fit to ban smoking only on Saturday Boomers’ afternoons.

Basement

Bar

and

in also Restaurant, Kitchener, bans smoking only at lunchtime. The bar owner said she -never allowed her customers to smoke. However, she installed surveillance cameras and a buzzer at the door to warn patrons if bylaw enforcement officers are

on

Afep/ca

Age has a

Recently, a handful of bar owners who prefer battling to butting out tried to fight the bylaw based on the loop-

of what’s going on under her

compulsory law for people over the age of 80 to be road tested

transportation that their patient

car be capable

annually.

be unfit to get behind the

of driving on a

may

Also, doctors patients are

regular basis?

wheel, but many do not. Despite the fact that many eldpeople are incapable erly because of disease or medical

of the elderly

group, habitually, spends more

trial

time in a doctor’s office due to the natural aging process and

for hitting a pedestrian with her

estimated 9.8 million Canadian

illnesses

car and dragging her to her

baby boomers

Therefore,

ue to do

contin-

who

is

on

age.

But when a justice of the peace ruled that parts of the ban were so poorly worded that it was unenforceable, regional councillors didn’t ease up on the ban. Instead, they fixed the problem by amending the bylaw to remove the outdated wording that confused the court. However, the blame that the bylaw hasn’t received full compliance yet cannot be entirely placed on the bar own-

enough to follow the mles of the road.

research

Their patrons are the ones violating the ban. Of the approximately 1,000 individuals the region charged, most were fined up to $245. But bar owners don’t have to fight the bylaw for fear they will lose the majority of their patrons who are

but claims to have been unaware that she was dragging the body of Beth Kidnie between her

smokers.

told the court Hicks had driven 750 metres, ran through a stop sign and made an erratic and

of residents their

who do

customers that

the other direction, to clean their

ways

establishment of smoke to attract new customers. But if they choose to continue searching for the loophole in the ban, they risk ending up as a rejected minority that is the subject of public laughter and disgust.

ing a vehicle.

surrounding the case prove Hicks is not competent Facts

did not testify in court,

Hicks

A

police expert at the inquest

the

that

mandatory tests were not leading to fewer accidents on the Tests for drivers over the age are only required for those

who

are found to be at fault motor vehicle accident.

in a

Drivers in Ontario who are over the age of 80 are only

dangerous left-hand turn into her driveway with Kidnie

required to take a visual and

beneath her

road

car.

was oblivibody lodged under her car until police knocked on Allegedly, Hicks

ous to the

her door a half an hour

How

later.

can someone so unaware

doctors

their

patients

inability of

two years. A mandatory unless a counsellor from the written test every test

is

ministry thinks

not

it’s

necessary.

Ontario roads are not safe

now

and they won’t be any safer until the province creates a

SPOKE

is

This

drive.

to

should not be overlooked and

must be reported to the

ministry.

Sure these frequent visits to the doctor cost the government a lot in funding for the health system, but this funding can

come from compulsory be paid for annual road

road.

of 80

vehicle.

showed

surround it. should be

that

aware of a possible

In 1996, Ontario changed the

There are more than 75 per cent not smoke. Instead of paying fines to keep smoke and turning their heads in business owners should look for

Annual

is

some

so.

law that had previously required an annual road test for drivers over the age of 80. This law was changed because the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s

ers.

then-

if

and even more frequent checkups by doctors are routine for most seniors. The elderly age

debate

doctor as fully capable of driv-

its

know

to drive.

over testing the driving ability

The

had been deemed by her

holes in

fit

not new, but will become more heated as an

condition to drive,

death,

wording.

driving

Doctors should be responsible for reporting to the ministry of

Pilar Hicks, 84,

patrol.

do with

lot to

Just like

when

fees to tests.

teens are get-

ting their licences through the

graduated licensing process in Ontario, seniors should also be required to pay a fee for each driving examination.

Visual and written tests do not determine one’s ability to react quickly to another driver run-

ning a red light or similar situations, but doctor checkups and road tests do prove whether a driver

is

capable of getting

behind the wheel.

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SPOKE, March

18,

2002

— Page 5

Screaming the V-word loud and clear By Reni Nicholson The show went of

fear

monologues begin.

vagina,” the

sounds

an infection

like

on, despite the

maybe

no

‘Hurry, nurse, bring

having

electricity

medical

a

because of a winter storm. When the lights came on everyone, the majority who were

times you say

women

like a

na.’

not

think

sexually,

necessarily

never sounds

it

it,

to say.

ridiculous,

totally

a

com-

pletely unsexy word.”

Hrom

humourous monologue The Hlood to the heart-

the

entitled

wrenching

part

about a Bosnian

refugee recounting the horrors of rape she endured during war, the

all

monologues were touching

and easy

to relate to.

Woman Who Loved

Make Vaginas Happy, had

word

think of the

the vagi-

how many

matter

word you want

The

vagina they that’s

doesn’t

It’s

her legs.

When most

instrument:

me

Vagina. Vagina. It

and were crowded into hallways in the tiny theatre, cheered that they too would be able to experience the enlightenment of the vagina. The Waterloo Stage Theater’s one-day-only performance of Eve Hosier’s The Vagina Monologues on March 9 was an awakening of the women’s spirit from between

“It

best,

at

to

the

audience roaring with hysterics as

but

Hosier’s

actress

Holmes

Tracie

recited

message.

more than 20 versions of “the

Drawing on interviews she had done with more than 200 women

moan.”

of different races, ages and

Hrom My Angry Vagina, a monojogue about a woman’s vagina that wanted everything, to The Little Coochi Snorcher That

classes into a play consisting of

Could, the story of abuse as a child

poetry and emotion.

to a first lesbian experience, these

about their “down translated

women

Hosier

there,’’

words from these

the

women what

they thought of their vaginas. She

monologues were filled with positive messages of the sexual power

asked them what they thought

of

Hosier asked these

their vaginas would wear if they were to wear clothes. She asked them what their vaginas would say if they could only say two words. The show began as a one-woman performance on stage in New York in the mid-1990s. Since then, the 48-year-old playwright has

Donna

More

85

than

well-known

Monologues on March

Glenn including Jane Fonda, Calista Flockhart, Melanie Griffith and Whoopi Goldberg. As a result of the overwhelming response from audiences around the world, Ensler decided to use the play to bring about awareness of violence against women and

From to a day,

word

fV

for

human

for

women

rights in

and social justice

Afghanistan.

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WHEN YOU CAN’T DO EVERYTHING, JUST DO SOMETHING. way you can get everything done with children around. That’s OK. Even if you can’t get a whole chapter read, read the introdutSion and the summary. Just get something done.

there

V-Day was

born.

which takes place on or

around Valentine’s Day,

I

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to raise

ATTEND TO YOUR CHILD

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local actresses acted out

“Let’s just start with the

not only

monologues,

ance grew the cast to 12.

viewed about

are

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Harron

some of the stories from the nal 200 women who were

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— SPOKE, March

18,

2002

of Easter lost in chocolate

Meaning

name comes from, almost

By Denis Langlois

On March

31, millions of chil-

dren will be searching their homes for candies, chocolates and treats

by the Easter Bunny. However, not many children will know or care about the true mean-

left

ing of Easter or where

many

of

its

traditions originate.

And

interestingly,

many

adults

unaware of these origins

are

as

Easter

one understands it has something to do with religion. And indeed it

Easter

does.

is

own tory, and although there are many theories behind the origin, many The name Easter has

his-

its

people agree on one.

According to www.computingcorner.com, the most popular meaning is that it was named after Eostre, a goddess to people in Europe,

who

represented

fertility

rebirth.

some people believe it comes from the ancient word Also,

Eastre meaning spring. Although not everyone knows where the

brate

and

death

German

used to cele-

nests

resurrection

hats.

is

celebrated on a

Enhancing the those carefree days of childhood, playing with friends in the

Centre, which teaches principles of early childhood education, has

sandbox, eating candy, and having fun without a care in the world. Fortunately, those days never have

examples of ways

Oh

to end.

Whether or not you have a little one at home, you can still enjoy the games of the past and enhance your

five senses

along the way.

Children, even at a young age,

can

develop their senses. Taste A fun activity to augment the sense of taste, is making ants on a log; Get a stalk of celery, some peanut butter, and a few raisins. Spread the peanut butter on the celery and scatter a few raisins on top.

are learning everyday.

From

that people

birth their senses, such as

hearing and smelling, need to be

enhanced and nurtured.

Fun games can help and can be

Not only is it good and nutritious too! Smell Sprinkle

several

made from

the

a in

children’s

fertility.

When

Some people

Easter

is

held on

moon

after

March

ertraditions.com and their significance. I

20.

fertility.

Hot Cross Buns were invented

hang them from a clothesline with a clothespin. Take turns trying to guess which smell is which. Hearing stands in the centre of a circle, with a blindfold on. The circle of people then dances

One person

around until the person in the middle says, “stop.” Then the person in the middle must point to someone and ask

him

when food would be

taken to mass to be blessed. Also, children would use their baskets as visit.

I

ing holiday.

families

or her to

ringing

or their significance, Easter traditions are celebrated by millions of

people around the world.

treat

Have each blindfolded person

make an animal

sound.

stick his or her

person can guess who is making the sound, then they

what each item

If the

making

bells,

bonnets or wearing new clothes. But no matter what the meanings

senses can be a

with different distinct smells, such as vinegar, onion, and lavender. Wrap them in cloth and then

from

I Easter baskets originate

ancient times

Other Easter traditions include

gioustolerance.org and www.east-

full

symbol of the reproductive organs by Pagans and therefore symbolize

Lent as a symbol of the approach-

to April

first

life.

I Lilies are considered a

began, they

first

speculate that the

symbol of new

the tradition of

is

The following are other Easter traditions as outlined on www.reli25.

oxes were sacrificed and their horns were etched into the bread. Also the four sections of the bread created by the etchings symbolize the four phases of the moon, a

Candles are another symbol of Easter. They are lit each Sunday in

ing spring.

Sunday from March 22

becau dutins the Easter season because during

nests for the Easter bunny’s also a symbol

were painted in colours represent-

five

played by young and old alike. The book. Children at the

By Kathleen Deschamps

and lay eggs

arrive

colourful eggs

and resurrection of Jesus

Today, Easter

believed

children

The Easter egg of

www.relioustolerance.org. Similarly, Christians celebrated

March.

www.holidays.net,

is

bunny would

identify

around the same time. Although both religions worshipped different Gods, they each celebrated around the end of

himself.

to

and the colourful eggs he leaves behind came from Germany.

around the time of the Spring to according Equinox,

the death

the

during the spring season. The myth of the Easter Bunny

Pagan religion

spirituality in nature,

is

life

developed many of the traditions associated with Easter including the Easter Bunny and painted

The Pagans, people who

traditions.

a symbol of Easter because of its fertility. Because of this, it became a symbol of new

the rabbit

today.

Interestingly, the

Bunny

According

Without going into too many details, there are two different religions that have impacted what Easter

many

is its

One of the most popular

eggs.

well.

and

;rr„^r.rt^nt element plffmpnt of Another important

every-

hand is by

in its

and guess touch.

Vision

Get a large cardboard box and paint a large face on one side. Cut

switch places.

Touch

huge hole

for the

mouth.

(This game is popular around Halloween, but can be played at any time.) Have several bowls filled with different textured items such as rough sandpaper, grainy sand, slimy cooked spaghetti, and so

box and hung down like tonsils. Each person then attempts to throw a beanbag in the mouth. The bell will ring when hit. These games are made for chil-

on.

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a

A

bell

should be hung inside the

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SPOKE, March

St.

people think of

St.

and green leprechauns. Everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but many people

believed that Patrick

Patrick

went through

to

pass on this day of celebration. of one is Patrick St. Christianity’s

most famed

figures.

Despite his popularity, his

life

remains somewhat unknown. Bom to a wealthy family in Britain near the end of the fourth century, Patrick’s father, a deacon,

have taken on

this

role because of tax incentives

and

was believed

to

not because his family

was

partic-

History

the

religious,

ularly

Channel Web site says. At the age of 16, Patrick was sold as a slave to a group of Irish

who

bandits

raided his

They transported him where he spent

village.

to Ireland

six years ih captiv-

ity.

Web first

said

site

began

to

is

were not

from meat is waived and people would celebrate with dance, drink and feast. The traditional Irish meal of bacon and cabbage was consumed until the bacon was Americanized to corned beef and cabbage. People all over the World observe this day with lavish parades, singing Irish hymns and

his imprisonment and

used bonfires to celebrate Easter. He also superimposed the symbol of the sun, a powerful Irish

Ireland.

symbol, onto the Christian cross to create

he

this journey,

his

assignment to con-

was

Ireland in

edly,

an angel told

him

to

return

to

America to escape starvation. Although North America

religious

March

17,

Ireland.After

being

outside of Ireland,

grounded

are

in the Catholic reli-

moment and man who changed

gion or not, take a

Day, celebrated on the date of his death, has been celebrated for thousands of years.

more than 15

is

largest St. Patrick’s

such as Japan, Singapore and Russia tip their glass to the man who spread Catholicism through Ireland. This year, whether your beliefs

St. Patrick’s

Patrick soon began training that lasted

home to the Day events

AD 461.

ary.

845, close to one milCatholics came to

other countries

on

died

1

Irish

lion

arrested

His mission in Ireland lasted more than 30 years, after which he retired and soon

vision, where,, report-

in

as the

churches.

experienced a second

years

most Irish immigrants in America were members of the Protestant middle-class, but when the Great Potato Famine hit

by Celtic Druids, but he escaped each time. He traveled through Ireland and schools establishing

coast.

Irish

the

During

now known

Until the mid-nineteenth century,

several times

walked more than 200 miles to

is

vert the Irish, Patrick

Patrick

held,

what

tons and tons of drinking.

Celtic cross.

During

the only day that, traditionally,

Christianity

Since the Irish were used to honouring their gods with fire, Patrick

After leaving

during

the Lenten practices of abstaining

help sway their eligious passion towards Christianity.

County Mayo, where he was

falls

of

and religious culture. He used many of the pagan methods of religious customs to

he which voice, believed to be God’s, toll him it was time to escape

which

holiday,

the Christian celebration of Lent,

into

familiar with current tradition

a

years,

contact. to religion, bringing him, mental-

practising

captivity.

six

pagans

methods

His

of converting the to people Irish Christianity during his After

The

to begin to convert

Irish

Christianity.

dream

Ireland as a mission-

afraid, Patrick turned

already living

native

the

is

it

During this time of enslavement, he worked as a shepherd, outdoors and far away from any human Lonely and

sent to

Ireland with a mission

The History Channel’s

and

in Ireland

priest,

was

to guide Christians

entrapment.

St.

Patrick

and providing solace horrible his from

Day they think green: green beer, green clothes, green shamrocks, green plastic top-hats

don’t take the time to appreciate

ordained as a

closer to his lost family

ly,

Patrick’s

what

7

Student life Paddy’s Day not just about green beer

By Reni Nicholson When most

2002— Page

18,

toast

the

history.

Make your home away from home cosy “Before

we

forks to

knickknacks and used

homesickness. One way to cope with it is to make your college home feel as cosy as possible. But how can a student afford to buy fur-

Marie Linton, store can afford. manager of the Goodwill Retail Store in Kitchener, said, “Anything

up again. He says he usually gets around students most the September when the fall semester

and housewares with all the tuition and books we have to pay for? A few solutions: second-hand stores, gai'age sales and the classi-

things the store doesn’t carry are

As

students one of the hardest

things

we have

to

deal

with

is

niture

fieds.

There are a number of different places to get cheap things in

we can

sell,

we

will take.”

The only

appliances.

Another store

in

the region

second-hand is

J-W Used

Furnimre and Appliances found on Gord King'Street in Waterloo. Krall, the

owner of

the store, said.

niture.”

fur-

Krall recently suffered a

stroke and

is just building his store

me, but

Another source of cheap

sold everything from

Second-hand stores are a veritable smorgasbord of cheap furniture, clothes and housewares at a price any student

Kitchener-Waterloo.

By Nicole Childs

Other area second-hand stores include: Value Village on Kitchener, in Street Ottawa Waterloo Generations Another MCC Thrift Shop on Bridgeport in Waterloo and Furniture and More

on Waterloo

Street.

cleaning

under $50 can contain everything from lamps to computers and even Last but not least as a colbeds.

is

the best time of the year

lege student most of your relative-^

students because every^ifiing from utensils, books, clothing, bed-

come

should

out on

ding and furniture all Prices can range from 50 display. cents to

$200

of things. I

for an

One

know

that

things to live

they don’t know,

ever bought was at a garage sale It was probably older than

for $4.

WHERE

Rail

and Bus Passes

Work Abroad Programme

Hostelling and ISlC Cards

Tours Travel Insurance

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Aunts and uncles remind them. always have some furniture they’ve been meaning to throw away, so why not add it to your collection.

enomious array

of the best cameras

Student

you need certain

away from home.

International and Domestic Airfares

time on March 7. exercise was conducted during class

The

section listing items for sale for

ARE YOU GOING

first-year firetignting siuoera, gers

new. classifieds

must also not be forgotten.

people will be emptying their houses of all their old furniture, Springclothes, and housewares.

Fixing a firefighter

Mike Stephenson, a

like

ner,

for

begins.

works

it still

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SPOKE, March

18,

2002

— Page 8

Alanis should be swept under rug By Tannis Wade

you’ll

you learned

say

you

all

I

guess

Alanis

pissed of¥ again.

new album, Swept,

is

Morissette

The

is

release of her

Under Rug

entitled

sure to be

full

of songs

the shelves at the

hit

am

end of

February and already the single Hands Clean is on the charts. As

supposed

is

portray, but in any case

it

telling

this sup-

posed crime.”

As with

all

of her songs in the

past, Alanis has

another failed relationship.

written as a bulleted

perspective

mature" This

is

a story told from the

of

an

more

older,

ness.

You can almost

evident in the lines,

‘You

depend on me like a young thing would to a guardian." and "You are kind of like a protege, one day

longtime friend and producer Glen

as the song

unfolds.

Even

Ballard. in

words.

It's

you’re already the hit.

That

her smash-hit Ironic,

"It’s like rain

ding days.

list

on your wed-

late.”

And

The

when

a free ride,

home

find

out

I

can say for

Things

I

want

In

A

Lover,

So Unsexy, Precious Illusions and You Owe Me Nothing In Return.

again in

own

more than

11 -song disk includes titles

like 21

the

meets

and entertainment

is

pop-diva Britney Spears.

off her

You Oughta Know with

Tribute.ca Movie

Junkie.

bitter-

see the lyrics

list

Morissette seemed to

adult.

Supposed Former Infatuation She wrote and produced this album without the help of her

adopted a rhyming,

singsong style to go with her

is

to

not a

is

“You don't go

you can tell by the name. Alanis is once again washing her hands of

The song

go down on you in a theatre.” What I can give Alanis credit for is that she does have the capability of writing her own music. Her new album is completely her own work unlike her 1995 hit album Jagged Little Pill and its 1998 follow-up

not sure what kind of rela-

tionship the song

healthy one.

is

she perverted like me. would she

everybody, and overlook

for jilted lovers. It

I

“An older version of me,

lyrics,

know from me."

all

movies, your favourite actors and

simple clicks of

more star news than you could possibly imagine, log

mouse you

can find celebrity

engine. Here you can type in the

biographies and

title

If

you’re

hooked on Hollywood and love the star gossip, have I got a Web site for

For

all

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SPOKE, March

Once banned book examines sex and miner and believed

By Sarah McGoldrick

D.H.LAWRF.NCE

.

Lady

no greater joy than sitThere ting down with a good book. With many of the classics you are not is

Chatterley’s

them. Lady Chatterley’s is one of these books. Written by the acclaimed David Herbert (D.H.) Lawrence, author of Women in Love and Sons and

was published

Lovers, the book the

1920s and banned

late

1928.

was then believed

It

As

a writer

Lawrence

to be

Lady Chatterley’s Lover examines forbidden love

Chatterley’s Lover

Lady

is

the early

in

20th century.

son

the

of a

her

tell

is a well-known storyfrom Baden, Ont.

McClear teller

She

was

bom

in

small

a

town and was

lichigan

sur-

rounded by stories in the family’s library, which was brimming with literature.

CBC,

at

The 1982

film

Harbourfront,

the

The

Stratford Festival, the Toronto and London Stoi^teUmg festival, the Celtic roots festival, and in museums, universities and other locations across Canada and the

would constantly be

about their family’s tales and

was

bom

and she left her job as a librarian to be a full-time mom. But both libraries and schools kept in touch with her asking if she would

come and tell stories as

“The penny and an

stories.

I

realized

who

told

adding, “I

finally I

dropped,

was not a

stories,”

was a

The residency began

tra-

librari-

she said,

storyteller

who

worked in libraries.” She had no problems finding

Feb.

16

and 17 when the museum reopened for the season. Another highlight ft) McCleai’s year will be a full-scale storytelling festival to be held on Sept. 21

well as train others.

is

Ten-year-old

The Joseph Schneider Haus and

Wednesday

to Saturday

a.m. to

St.

is

S.,

open from from 10 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1

Kitchener

is

only for procreation. Lawrence and his novel paved the way for things such as sex educa-

a secret at

relationship between a

game-

and a freedom for society. Penguin Books fought a legal battle in the 1960s to overturn the 1920s publication ban on the

keeper and a society lady would simply not be allowed in the early part of the 20th century. Lawrence broke class rules and made the love between

He

also opens

them seem

tion

book, and won.

viable.

the doors into the

of the working class through explicit detail of the conditions they had to work in. Lawrence is free in his language

world

It

rereleased

Lady

Chatterley’s Lover shortly after. The book is an awakening for the

mind, body and soul, which changes many preconceived ideas about that three-letter word.

to earth

shocked when he discovers a friendly creature in his backyard. He lures him into the house and establishes that he has an alien

Horses)

is

his hands. With- the help of his

(Robert

Michael MacNaughton) Elliott

The

tries to

home all

help

planet.

kids’ adventure is

kids and adults of

sister

little

brother

one

that

ages will con-

tinue to enjoy for years to

come.

The 1982 debut of the movie made an incredible $400-million in the U.S. and became the highest grossing movie of the time. It has since been surpassed by movies like Titarac.

There

is

going to be enhanced few changes made to

visual effects, a script

and content,

digitally

footage,

and

remastered sound.

Rumors have been

circulating

about some changes to the content. According to a comment from Mar\'in Levy, Spielberg’s longtime spokesper-

on Roger Ebert’s Web site have been some changes made.

pamtapxTmn

low much? How often? ’

evelyone has

Pretty

the

(All

son,

to 5 p.m.

The novel may be even more open to reception today as sex is no longer seen as something used

one time or another.

A

after a

played by

Elliott,

Henry Thomas

never-before-seen

Queen

as

someone

all

finest creations.

.

located at 466

characters

kept a love for

shock so much

while,” he said.

the reader can easily identify with the

that

don’t shock at

honour the 20th anniver-

to

E.T. return to his

ditions.

child

at first

sary of one of Steven Spielberg’s

Gertie (Drew Barrymore) and older

McClear is going to be at the museum on the second Friday of every month to speak to visitors

first

“The words

which should not be kept secret. As Connie and Mellors strive to keep their relationship a secret,

all-time Classic E.T. the

on

with a double major in English and theatre, and a masters in library science ensured she

In 1982 her

ply words.

a beautiful thing,

comes back

She has an ambitious schedule of workshop, storytelling and other events planned to encourage local families to share their

ries.

said of the book, “I

U.S.

In university McClear was drawn to the arts. She graduated

close to sto-

Lawrence

is

the characters

a direct attempt by the author to make them simis

Extra Terrestrial, lands in theatres this Friday. The re-release of the

at vari-

venues including on

ous

about sex in to

ideas that sex

some of

By Tannis Wade

stories.

McClear has performed

in residence.

and frankness the book, shocking

E.T.

residency

places to

Lawrence

time when sex was taboo and not to be discussed outside the bedroom. Lawrence incorporates

readers in the 1920s.

Lawrence was

artist

The Joseph Schneider Haus has named local storyteller MaryEileen McClear as their folk artist

her

in a

ings about the upper classes.

the

By Daniel Roth

man

expression of love

his personal beliefs

Joseph Schneider Haus

at

in the

believed

of forbidden love among classes and a platform for his feeltale

Mary-Eileen McClear

begins

love with gamekeep-

passion.

great

of

tried to

opposition to the Industrial Age and the continued loss of farm and workable agricultural land in England.

Constance (Connie) the wife of a stuffy,

husband would approve of. The relationship must be kept hidden from everyone and is one

his

reflect

conversations

er Mellors, but he isn’t a

in

sexual matter.

as part of

Today as sex becomes more and more prevalent in our culture, Lawrence’s book reinforces the

in turn finds

in

too explicit and vulgar due to the use of obscene language and frank

precious instead of shameful.”

upper class businessman who is crippled and impotent. Her husband gives her full permission to seek the companionship of another man while married to him. She

Lover

and

to

is

— Page 9

and holds nothing back. Lawrence’s use of swear words

thing,

the poor under the control ol the In the novel

with

make

same

the sex relation valid

2002

love

was nothing but a way of keeping

Chalterley

associated

sort of scandal

at the

always labour

rich.

Lover

only reading a great piece but also a novel, which in most cases have

some

“class”

that

18,

there

20th be re-released in theatres this Friday to honour the photo) (internet film, classic 1982 anniversary of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. will

“Years ago, Steven Spielberg said

he would take guns out of the scene where the authorities are chasing the boys and E.T. on their bikes if he ever has the chance to do it. At the time of the re-release in 1985 or the first video release, he took out

children of all ages could watch E.T. together and parents would not have to worry. He attributes Spielberg’s desired changes to him being a parent now himself. No matter how they alter the movie, the story of E.T. will

was would

be loved by generations. The original version will not be

have been more jarring today.” He goes on to explain that some of the language changes were

forgotten and the classic story' of everyone’s favourite alien will make children’s hearts

the line ‘going as a

jarring in the

made

terrorist.’ It

80s and

it

to ensure that families with

glow' forever.


Page 10

— SPOKE, March

18,

2002

drama

Dragonfly mixes suspense and By Michelle Goring

she

Dragonfly

is

near death experiences and

their

They say them Darrow

a masterpiece of a

film that combines thrilling

sage.

sus-

him a mesEmily is telling supposed to do

trying to send

is

that is

pense with a heartfelt ending that guarantees not to leave a dry eye in

something, but cannot remember

the theatre.

ward, even those

Kevin Costner plays Dr. Joe Darrow, head of emergency servic-

met Emily, begin drawing a strange symbol that also appears in Darrow’s home after an unex-

es for Chicago

who of

Memorial Hospital

more than

that

what he

is

experiencing

is

experiences the sudden death

nothing more than an unwilling-

Emily

go and persuades him to try and put his wife and his past behind him. Having experienced the premature death of her daughter, Belmont convinces Darrow that

pregnant

his

wife

(Susanna Thompson). A doctor herself, Emily was on a medical mercy mission in Venezuela when she dies in a bus accident on a remote mountain road. With reminders of his wife everywhere, including images of dragonflies, Darrow’s sanity begins to deteriorate.

Finding wife’s

hard to accept his

it

death,

experience

a

Darrow begins series

his wife is trying to contact

if

him,

from the other side. Close friend and next door neighbour Miriam Belmont (Kathy Bates) tries to convince Darrow

let

The children on

who had

the

never

plained late night disturbance.

The longer he waits

more

the

intense and frequent the messages

Danow

and disturbances become.

the experiences are a figment of his

becoming desperate to contact him as he tries to understand what the symbol and

imagination. After being forced to

strange disturbances mean.

take a leave of absence from his

Darrow decides

keep a promise to his wife and check-up on her former patients on the pediatric oncology ward.

job,

to

After witnessing the near death of

of unusual

makes him wonder

events that

to

ness to

that.

one of the children, Darrow realizes that the children on the ward are experiencing a supernatural connection with Emily. A few of

Darrow that his wife has contacted them during the children

tell

believes his wife

is

Dragonfly asks the ultimate question.

When someone

Dragonfly

the end of an era as the Lyric Night Club closes its doors. And what better way to say goodIt

is

bye than

The

go out with a bang.

to

Lyric,

Kitchener’s held

its final

largest

concert

downtown nightclub,

March 9

fea-

New

(Internet photo)

voice of reason, Bates’s character

attempts to give the audience the

him while they

journey that ultimately becomes

rational explanation for the strange

film

is

the focus of his

occurrences throughout the movie.

fans.

One

outstanding performance by

character during

the

life.

His best work

Costner

in years,

plays the role of a bereaved and

desperate

husband convincingly.

Supporting actress Kathy Bates adds flavour as Darrow’s lesbian lawyer neighbour. Acting as the

The film

is filled with spine-tinsuspense scenes that are sure to keep audiences on the

gling

for

your

ages

Happy Birthday Pisces and Aries! You are going to have to be and famithings don’t go the way you

two-storey giant screen, laser and pyro show and deejays

patient with your friendp

from the greater Toronto area. capacity 2,000-person The building, which was bought in

want.

parties,

has seen great concerts from bands like the Foo Fighters, Blur, I Mother Earth, Garbage,

ly if

Remember good

worth waiting

Smash Mouth and more. It is

was formerly a 72-year-

old movie theatre.

The

Lyric,

labeled

as

and unsafe,

downtown

April

-

By

the

the Lyric in order to redevelop the

core area. Although the club was

ments between

some

settle

argu-

Don’t take

friends.

anything they say to you personalLuckiest day:

Maich

18.

Listen ing to your

May

-

intuition

more

Your gut feelings will steer you away from trouble and help you with your problems.

closely.

authority figures

Luckiest day:

March

Luckiest day:

^^ You

18.

August

Virgo:

liw September 22 You will be weighing

23

afraid

phrase

never

in

your

from owner Tony DiBattista for $3.7 million. It also bought other businesses on the same block as the Lyric including the Mayfair Hotel and the John Forsyth Shirt Factory. The city hopes to begin tearing down the buildings mid-

the

life.

odds

If

By

May

the end of the

21

for

June

week you

will

be considering a new approach to an old idea or belief If you go with

your instinct good news will follow. Luckiest day:

March

September 23 October 22 By the end of the week three dif-

sudden

-

July 22

change

in

December 22

Capricorn: .

22.

January 19

are going to have to this

make

a

week. Don’t be

ask someone for their

to

side of things.

Luckiest day: March 24. Aquarius: January 20

-

week

will catch

you

off guard.

week you will people and issues more clearly. Luckiest day: March 21

By

the end of the

see

ferent situations will have brought

moments while

m

March

Scorpio:

22.

October 23

-

November 21

You

Pisces:

February

19

-

March 20

Luckiest day:

life

the

last.

will look at

differently

happen.

A

March

are putting

A swift change in the beginning of

Libra:

as

your views on circumstances

beyond your control continue

24.

Cancer: June 22

April.

-

who

February 18

Luckiest day: March 23.

they

Gemini:

November

advice. Try to look on the positive

you think logically about the problem you will come up with the best on an issue

you joy. Savour

Luckiest day: March 22.

at being worth only $277,000, the city bought the club

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

Sagittarius:

solution.

Taurus: April 20

assessed

was unavailable

will

22 - December 21 If it seems like someone is ruling your life let them know who' is in charge. Don’t be afraid to confront

the

combination of residential, and retail buildings are planned to fill the space left by

DiBattista

this film the

you down.

area.

A

Lyric night club in downtown Kitchener will close its doors after being purchased by the City of Kitchener.The area will be turned into residential, office and retail buildings.

suspense

for sure, after

is

“honey I’m home,’’ seem the same.

Leo: July 23

- August 22 sudden burst of energy will help you get through any negative issues in your life. You may have a nice surprise coming by the

end of the week you are

is

office

The

experiencing

tough decision

closing as part of a plan to revitalize the

March 21

Aries:

ly-

located in an area

dirty

things are

for.

going to have to

a piece of Kitchener’s herit

thing

A

end of the week.

1993,

itage as

Over the next while onlyTrust people you are close to. Luckiest day: March 23.

Week of March 18-24

its all

are flat lined, this

sure to please

change your views

life will

considerably.

Deal and Big Sugar.

was well-known

Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates.

Horoscope

nightclub closes It

thriller starring

exhausting

An

Costner brings the film together as he captures the suffering of his

By Daniel Roth

turing

a

edge of their seats. From a small dragonfly bumping innocently against Darrow’s dining room window to children speaking to

gone forever?

Kitchener’s largest By Nicole Childs

is

dies, are they

A

to

close friend will help

you through rough times. Luckiest day:

March

20.

A busy week may leave you feeling alone or left out. You will have more time soon to spend with your friends and family. Luckiest day:

March

23.

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

comment.

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Condors

close, but

5-2.

from

a

strong

all

The Boyz scored goals. However,

during the

the

Condors were down

Condors defensive scheme when they had a player in the penalty box. He noted that goals were only scored on that defensive scheme

all

momentum

when

Despite

Two Conestoga the

players chase the ball

Kabana Boyz on March 7

in

a losing

with

against

effort

at the recreation centre. (Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz)

the

He

down the cer. The

After the break, both teams start-

ed the second half running up and

court playing skilled soc-

both teams fought incredibly hard

passing was crisp and

The Kabana Boyz

control.

for

was assessed. In one Conestoga player was

assessed a penalty

in the

first

defence,

Condors still have some guys on the team who think they’re playing basketball and they go in and try to slam-dunk the ball into the net. He said his players needed to

with the players’ behaviour after instance, a

solid

criticism at his shooters, saying the

said he

his

the penalty

3-2.

their

Shadd levied a small amount of

had no problems team taking penalties when they were trying for the ball. But Shadd said he had a problem

play.

players strayed out to attack

the ball.

despite having three goals scored against them on the power

Condors

arrived,

halftime

quick

the Boyz’

effort

kept up with them.

When

three

was

After the game, coach Duane Shadd was pleased with his team’s

in controlling the ball first half,

“We played very well when we’re holding the square,” he said of the

Condors.

for the

the

The first half was fast-paced and was highlighted with great passing on the part of both teams. Although the Kabana Boyz had a edge

it

sixth goal that killed

the

Conestoga recreation centre.

slight

col-

one goal before they

lapsed.

losing.

The Condors lost 8-4 against Kabana Boyz on March 7 at

But the Condors pushed back

to within

around effort could stop the Conestoga Condors men’s indoor soccer team

Not even

and got another two minutes added on for mouthing off to the referee.

scored a couple of goals to go ahead

By Jody Andruszkiewicz

game

lose

still

half

shoot the ball and then follow their shot looking for the rebound.

This year’s Toronto teams destined to be mediocre at best You may

new

digital sports

Leafs’

the

prospects either.

And even

as

nursing a back injury.

like to

to

I

be

blame

Nobody seems

to

be able to

explain the horrifying losing streak the Raptors have experienced. Not

the Jays’

season is beginning to look grim. As a dedicated Toronto fan I am generally optimistic towards the

even the Raptors. All-star

was not

Carter

Vince

was

is

said Carter

injured. Carter refused to

Whatever there

But Raptors

Chuck Mooney

comment on

room.

tor, I can’t.

future

trainer

the problems on

one specific fac-

extended losing streak. You aren’t likely to have escaped the wide

the

Leafs

with

backup

There is an obvion curse ous

able

McBride

ing from a broken hand. This leaves

Centomo, neither of

would

Shannon

rock for the last month you already know about the Raptors’

3

loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.

them.

Unless you’ve been living under

March

fourth quarter during a

Raptors Coach Lenny Wilkens was quoted as saying that Carter was

Toronto’s teams.

a

benched for seven minutes of the

different.

is

As much

for

this

Schwab

year

channels dedicated completely to Toronto’s teams. You won’t need

concern

but

teams,

your television now. In fact, you can even cancel your subscription to all those great

my

prospects of

as well just turn off

the situation. the

cause,

dissension

in

it

seems

the

locker

season ended would not play

If the regular

today, the Raptors in the playoffs.

On the other hand, the Leafs are completely plagued with injuries. Star goalie Curtis Joseph is suffer-

and

Corey

Sebastien

rookie

whom seem

to

have the experience required to lead the Leafs into the playoffs. As if that weren’t enough, defencemen Dmitry Yushkevich and forward

But

I

some

am

skeptical

of this after

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indefinitely with injuries.

ment has

A

few short weeks ago the Leafs were in a great position to start the playoffs, but their future is becoming more and more bleak by the game.

The Blue Jays may be Toronto’s only hope for a worthwhile season.

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— SPOKE, March

Page 12

18,

2002

Yankees the team This article series

of

is

the fourth in a

someone

to

Major

outlining

six,

being

dealt

League Baseball’s six divisions and how each team looks heading into the 2002 season. Players

before

have reported

bullpen.

son

moved

to spring training

in the

off-season

lot

teams that finished

Andy

the three

at top

of the

east standings in 2001.

Mike and

Pettitte

could all be number 1 starters on any team in baseball, with the possible excep-

The New York Yankees made a number of changes to their

tion of Arizona.

already formidable roster and, for

outstanding year at the age of 38 by going 20-3 with a 3.5 1 ERA,

the first time in quite a

they got a

little

few years,

in the history

Look

Nick Johnson

to

have a solid rookie season. He has had a spectacular on-base average in every league he’s played in and he has power. As previously mentioned, the

Red Sox spent

the winter stockpil-

ing pitchers but they are ly

above average

Hermanson

who

is

all slight-

at best.

a

number

3 or 4

has trouble pitching

deep into games. He also has a desire to be a closer, something he did in college and briefly with the

Expos

in

spots will be Sterling Hitchcock,

John Vander Wal and Steve Karsay were brought in to replace aging veterans like Tino Martinez, Paul O’Neill and Scott Brosius. The Boston Red Sox made

Orlando Hernandez and David

last

Wells.

a 3.04

signed as free agents in the off-

pitched in the American League.

season and have the inside track

mostly pitching changes.

but both have a history of injuries

Darren Oliver was terrible the two years and had a 6.02 ERA in 2001 and an ERA over seven in 2000. He is also extremely over-paid but the Red Sox had to take him for Texas to take disgruntled Carl

That’s not surprising considering their

manager was once the

pitching coach.

New

faces

staff include:

among

the pitching

Dustin Hermanson,

-John Burkett and Darren Oliver.

The Red Sox

also

made an

by grabbing centre-fielder Johnny Damon who should rebound from a poor season in Oakland. The Toronto Blue Jays made a astute off-season signing

number of moves

but not neces-

Hitchcock and Wells were both

which could open the door for Hernandez. The Yankees bullpen is equally solid with closer Mariano Rivera leading the troops.

Rivera turned in another outstanding season in 2001 with 50

the

Baltimore Orioles and

Tampa Bay

Devil Rays

made

very few changes to their rosters,

which

in

no way can be consid-

ered a positive move.

They

dubious title of cellar-dweller for most of the summer. The Yankees once again appear to be the team to beat. They have a solid rotation that actually has one too many starters, which will probably lead

is

free agent

on

list this

ning by being able to outbid every other team.

He

add leadership, enthusiasm and personality to a team that has been rather reserved, but prowill

fessional, in recent years.

His bat

former

much

also

is

baseman

first

Martinez,

who

better than

Tino

faces the task of

Mark McGwire

Jorge Posada, Alfonso Soriano,

Derek are

Jeter

among

and Bernie Williams

the best players in the

The

rest

missed large chucks of the 2001 season to injuries and must be healthy for the O’s to even think about competing. Jeff Conine has played all over the field for Baltimore and drove in 97 runs last season despite little

Disappointing and over-paid veteran Esteban Loazia rounds out the rotation with promising rookies Luke Prokopec and Brandon Lyon. Jays’ lineup will consist of

solid hitters Carlos Delgado,

Raul

Mondesi and Jose Cruz.

The Blue Jays will

to find

ade-

quate replacements should major injuries in

2002.

last

stolen bases. If he stays at second

after

Canadian

Carol Seto, dietitian

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most of the under achieving playhad to eat a lot of hefty contracts to do so. The starting rotation is a mess with pitchers Tanyon Sturtze, Joe Kennedy and Nick Bierbrodt among the most likely to win

still

spots.

Sturtze qualifies as the ace of the

finally realized his poten-

tial last season with 34 homeruns and 32 stolen bases. The Jays would be wise to lock him up to a

long-term contract.

staff

by default and would

struggle to be considered a fourth Starter on most other teams. He

went 11-12

last

season with a 4.42

ERA. The Rays do have some impresyoung pitchers in their

have the opportunity

Garciaparra

is

also

a

season due to a wrist

Also watch for catcher Jason to be highly motivated missing over half the season 2001 with injuries.

for

have the 20 homeruns and

ability

to

hit

20 bases. The Blue Jays lack depth on their bench and will be hard steal

pressed to find adequate replace-

ments should major

injuries occur

in 2002.

The Orioles have been flounder-

Blue Jays escaped the injury bug for the most part last season but lost newly acquired

ing

Mike Sirotka

has been gutted and

the

to

shoulder surgery

2001

season

even

under ill-advised decisions

made by

their owner.

bullpen with the likes of Travis Phelps, Jesus

Colome and Victor

22 saves in 2001. There are a number of good, young hitters on the team as well but none who appear able to leap into the upper echelons of players. Steve Cox, Brent Abernathy and Toby Hall will all be solid major

filled

with

below-average major

Hall may be the exception if he can improve on a rookie season that

saw him

hit .298.

Sidney Ponson leads the O’s young pitching staff but he was 510 last season and has never

power than

sist

pitched well for an entire season.

ly

as the Jays’ longest serving pitch-

released

on the team. This is significant because Carpenter is either going to be moved at the trade deadline this season or leave via free

rebounded to go 10-12 with a 4.09 ERA but he was also inconsistent and has control problems. Rookie Jason Towers was impressive before he broke his hand, which has been slow to heal and may affect his performance in 2002

He

is

not expected back until at

The

rest of the rotation will conmostly of young pitchers. Chris Carpenter leads the way

office.

Don’t expect more than average numbers from him. He went only 11-11 in 2001 in what was sup-

^etari

Jason

Johnson after

was almost 2000 but he

.

Beyond pitching

that Baltimore has little

help

unless

veterans

hit in

the

He

a solid

is

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catcher but he must

least June.

wrestle

to

away form highly ineffective Esteban Yan who posted a 3.90 ERA and managed only the closer’s role

leaguers but not great.

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the slow-footed Orioles.

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Ramirez who drove

Nomar

Delgado struggled after a career-year in

protection in the lineup.

centre field and a

lack

their bench be hard

pressed

baseman David Segui and Mike Bordick also

Newly acquired Chris Singleton should provide some stability in

depth on

and

First

of the lineup will also

top hitters

feature

injury.

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must be healthy and motivated for the entire season if they hope to unseat the Yankees this season. Damon will give Boston the leadoff hitter they have sorely needed and will provide speed, which has also been lacking in

has

expecting a great season from Halladay after he went 5-3 with a 3.16 in 2001, despite time in the

when he

pitched in only 18 games last season for the Red Sox and he

Buddy Groom who

appeared in a major league record

but also disappointed at the plate

not spectacular.

Scott Erickson and Pat Hentgen^ can return from serious injuries and be effective. The bullpen has little to no help with the possible exception of

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39 homeruns and drove in 102 RBIs. Mondesi played solid defence

was a

Because of financial restraints, gone are Billy Koch, Alex Gonzalez and Brad Fullmer with little coming back in return but minor leaguers and fringe players.

the

has been

him Karsay, Ramiro Mendoza and Mike Stanton will

his standards

ERA, which by

the top of everyone’s wish

the divi-

John Burkett had a solid season

loaded with

is

great stuff and a solid attitude but

Pedro Martinez, if healthy, is one of the best pitchers in the majors but an argument with the Red Sox and an injured arm in 2001 may hinder his numbers this

saves and a 2.34

sarily in the team's best interests.

The bottom-feeders of

him.

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2000.

Players such as Jason Giambi,

ERA,

posed to be a breakout year for

Roy Halladay

of the game.

for rookie

starter

Clemens surprised many with an

Battling for the last two rotation

younger.

base he could easily become one of the best hitters at the position

or the

to

Clemens, Mussina

of changes

among

sea-

Roger

and the regular season begins on March 31. The American League East Division has seen a

the

begins

AL

to beat in

2001.

will most likeend with the Yankees at the top of the division again. There just isn’t a team in baseball that can

The 2002 season

with the amount of money New York can throw at

compete players.

And

as

long

Yankees win, players

will

as

the

want

to

play there.

The only see if the

real battle will

Red Sox

be to

or Blue Jays

can muster up enough wins to win the wild card.

Don’t bet on

it.

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