— No. 10
By Jody Andruszkiewicz
fitness centre is a
Joining Olinksi and Tibbits in their
Local dignitaries and school
open the Conestoga
College’s recreation centre.
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
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
Martin was also pleased with
at the rec centre as varsity athletes
mingled with guests. There were
had changed as well as take part
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
said the only
thing that might be better than the
fitness area is the
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
used to be to
He went on to praise Tony Martin,
put on by instructors.
the rec cen-
demonstrations in self-defence that
were showcased to visitors as to what is available to students. Visitors were able to walk
and fun atmosphere
of our staff and faculty
paid for the reno-
vations so the honour should be his.
the results of the fitness centre
Conestoga president John Tibbits handed over the ceremonial
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
director of the recreation centre, for
said there’s potential for
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 once for
the seats in the
completed, tryouts Kitchener’s entry into the that
Canadian Professional Basketball League will take place in July for play expected to
Colleges readying themselves for double-cohort By Michelle Timmerman Starting in
2003 students hoping
to enrol in post-secondary education will
have more competition
Ontario colleges and universities. The extra competition is being created by the
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
to Associate Registrar
Jennifer Leith, by 2003 construction at the
complete allowing the college
accommodate 1 ,000 students, a
30 per cent increase will contain
unlike the old program
don’t have a history of what stu-
to look at
important to remember, not
high school students go on to college
students from the
program may skip
Ontario Academic Credits and go
amphitheatre. Along with ensur-
straight to college in 2002, or stu-
also take a year off to
and on preparing for
the cohort, its
Ensuring that current and future is focused on providing
students with quality learning pro-
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,"
achieve their goals.
jobs are up for
at the election,
take place five
of these positions are wide to get
open for new students
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
40 per cent of
offers a lot of ben-
of these perks
volunteer experience to add to your resume and learning how an is
Whiteley said members of the executive also make contacts with Conestoga faculty and
meet more of the student body
doesn't suck up
free time and
a great organization for business
cost of post-secondary education.
“Only about 35
Ensuring that students have the they
informed choices so
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
helping parents better plan for the
surge of students, the college also has to consider how they are
have a place in a post-secondary education program. In light of the double-cohort of students entering the system, to ensure all students
plan to deal with
the extra students.
them,’’ said Leith.
their current capacity.
The new addition
to be careful
By Shannon McBride
introduced by the Ontario govern-
39 classrooms and a
Condors lose despite
Conestoga College’s Doon campus is under construction to ensure there is enough space for
than the average student. These are all things that can help stu-
dents get a job ate,
when they gradu-
positions available are pres-
communications officer, public relations, promotions executive and computer liaison. Continued on Page 3
— SPOKE, March
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
automotive service technician program at Conestoga’s Guelph cam-
$700 from the Automotive Industries Association of Canada (AIA). Jantzi was presented with the
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
cheque by Jeff Reynolds, incoming
chair of the
senting the automotive aftermarket
provides theoretical instruction and practice in vehicular systems, diagnostics and repair procedures, to
who was home-schooled,
Ontario secondary school diploma in 1999. He is employed with the Wellesley
apprenticeship programs currently
Service Centre and completing the final year of his program, one of 1
Canadian International Automotive Show. Its member companies employ more than
er with Dixie Electric in Concord.
the-job training at their places of
Stolen vehicle big inconvenience and a lesson learned . nu. '
chop shop where the vehicle is taken apart and the individual pieces sold.
By Marcy Cabral
Paranoia, anger, worry and stress.
These are only some of the emotions I felt on a recent Thursday morning
stepped outside of
with dread, as
The CD player and glove box were cleared ment building. and then
Doherty, sales agent for Kitchener’s
you your insurance compa-
regional police, said. “After that
answered the required it was time for major paranoia to set in. Did I I
lock the doors? Of course I did, that’s a stupid question. But did I
According to Tomlinson, the
an empty parking
stolen. Yes, the doors
in the car.
who would want
did not lend
Ownership papers No, I don’.t know to steal
register the car in an
these stolen cars, Tomlinson advises
people steal cars are for joyrides, to take parts or to resell stolen for parts
If the car is
be taken to a
After 72 hours
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
pletion of the nursing leadership
thing or two about peer pressure to thanks self-esteem and
Conestoga third-year nursing students. They presented youth
students chose the topics January and had seven weeks to prepare for a i4-minute presentation to provide elementary school students with current and
two elementary schools in Waterloo Region with a variety of health-related topics at a
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.
not to eliminate stress but to learn
how to manage
year nursing students
Message from Student Services (Room 2B02)
have to present. Instead, they took the roles of co-ordinators n’t
of the health presentations
Breslau in the afternoon. The topics ranged from nutri-
ensure the prepared
sure to sexual harassment and
thoroughly by the deadline and that all of their classmates par-
and peer pres-
was always tired, always
knew the warning newly
SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
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.
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
related to today’s society.
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
ered and sent to a body shop for necessary repairs. The only comfort I
Nursing students promote
game for your team?). As a negative
too good to be true.
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
Stress Manage^nent is
issued by the insurance
car to a friend.
My car was
cars are stolen for joyriding,
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.
To prevent yourself from buying
hour waiting period before a rental
The time had finally come to call my insurance company and basical-
COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Stress
“For any theft claim there
untravelled side street.
were locked. No,
was slightly surpassed in 2001.
of 2,174 in 2000
Tomlinson added. The
ly reiterate the only information
of stolen vehicles in Kitchener for 2001 decreased from 2,825 in 1999.
stolen from a tkitcnener
(Photo by Marcy Cabral)
“Once a car is stolen, you basically can’t do too much about it,” John
out after this vehicle
really lock all four doors?
“The first thing everyone should do is phone the police,” Staff Sergeant Brent Tomlinson, media
unique to every
think of; call for backup.
entirely different province or coun-
the vehicle, drive
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
car at the time of
going to be resold, a new vehi-
ment building to find ray car was not where I had left it the night before. As I walked the parking lot looking for
CANADIAN diabetes ASSOCIATION
— Page 3
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
have gone beyond the call of duty to help people with special needs.
Nixon, one of
the special needs ol'ficc’s
The deadline was March 8 and
person for each of the four categories faculty, staff, fellow students
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
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
said there are
not receive a
tests can be nominated from our office,” she said. The award was named after June
March 6 wasn’t
will give the recipient the award and read what they wrote about that
contributions to students with
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-
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
just six it’s
time for students to
now. With increasing financial it
five times a
they need to get their resume just right.
At Second Chance employment
very impressive,” Punnett
nice to see, from the
Punnett got her job
when she was position at the
Punnett got hired for the
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.
“It’s great to stay active
defeated the Conestoga
Conestoga College had its offigrand opening to celebrate the opening of the renovated fitness
team players who graduated. now we know where
for the future, Punnett
new facilities, and special games featuring alumni teams,
walls of the college.
Punnett was one of the members of the Alumni soccer team, which
just really enjoy the
love with promotions
had a chance
willing to their
he hopes to get a job
Free suggests th^ after these skills,
a good idea to
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
basic approach,” she said, recom-
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
by e-mail. employer
and resume has been sent.” Free said, adding extra things do help. in the position
indicate that a
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to
from 8:30 offer coun-
selling to students.
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
sheets that contain similar advice.
can help themselves to
business stuidents neecdetd
motions after graduation.
meeting on March 2
of the college."
Whiteley said he’s living proof that the CBSA can be the chance of
two representati\es from each
college has a stand inside the office
Punnett said. "I
Continued from Page 1 Nominations for these positions are due by March 9 and can be brought to the CBSA office at at the
including hockey and soccer.
to stay within the
also available at
got a few updates from var-
requires candidates for seven positions for
Voting will take place
Free says there are certain styles
included a ribbon-cutting, tours of the
6, the recreation centre
(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)
college,” she said.
was going on maternity leave and
go from her had
DSA after they
and use as a template. They offer helpful advice and errors to avoid.
variety for stu-
available for students to take
space that was there, the number of things that have increased.
mending a heavy stock paper of
taken into consideration. it
as a student and
activifies or personal interests to
There are many agencies, includ-
wjth four to eight points."
Free said, adding the
college that offer students the help
“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
thinks that the changes to
catch the employer’s eye.
the leading edge.
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
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
of good words
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 '
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-
anything or are looking for a job
"They are given
for taking the extra lime
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-
people being nominated as well.
"Tou name it I did it,” she said. Punnett worked for the Doon Student Association (now the CSI) and volunteered with the
to present awards.
pressure on students,
husband, daughand mother continue to attend
five years ago, her
physical resources worker at
because they realize they may not have been successful without that
the people that have helped
By Sarah McGoldrick
too hard for her to do.”
tunity for the students.
“She put her heart and .soul into her job,” Nixon .said. “Nothing was
That’s because this alumni never left
for the job
For Conestoga College Alumni member Alycia Punnett, going to fitness
a former employee at the Waterloo campus, because of her
By Kathleen Deschamps
chosen position for a
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— SPOKE, March
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
abide by the
to attract the
who enjoy a smoke-free environment. When Waterloo Region council implemented smoking bylaw on January 2000,
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-
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
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
Kitchener sees fit to ban smoking only on Saturday Boomers’ afternoons.
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
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
be unfit to get behind the
of driving on a
Also, doctors patients are
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
time in a doctor’s office due to the natural aging process and
for hitting a pedestrian with her
estimated 9.8 million Canadian
car and dragging her to her
ue to do
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.
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
told the court Hicks had driven 750 metres, ran through a stop sign and made an erratic and
of residents their
the other direction, to clean their
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,
police expert at the inquest
mandatory tests were not leading to fewer accidents on the Tests for drivers over the age are only required for those
are found to be at fault motor vehicle accident.
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
was oblivibody lodged under her car until police knocked on Allegedly, Hicks
ous to the
her door a half an hour
can someone so unaware
two years. A mandatory unless a counsellor from the written test every test
Ontario roads are not safe
and they won’t be any safer until the province creates a
should not be overlooked and
must be reported to the
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
surround it. should be
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
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
and even more frequent checkups by doctors are routine for most seniors. The elderly age
doctor as fully capable of driv-
over testing the driving ability
had been deemed by her
not new, but will become more heated as an
condition to drive,
Doctors should be responsible for reporting to the ministry of
Pilar Hicks, 84,
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
capable of getting
behind the wheel.
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ment from Conestoga Students
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Screaming the V-word loud and clear By Reni Nicholson The show went of
on, despite the
‘Hurry, nurse, bring
because of a winter storm. When the lights came on everyone, the majority who were
times you say
pletely unsexy word.”
humourous monologue The Hlood to the heart-
about a Bosnian
refugee recounting the horrors of rape she endured during war, the
monologues were touching
to relate to.
Woman Who Loved
Make Vaginas Happy, had
think of the
word you want
vagina they that’s
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
audience roaring with hysterics as
more than 20 versions of “the
Drawing on interviews she had done with more than 200 women
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
words from these
they thought of their vaginas. She
monologues were filled with positive messages of the sexual power
asked them what they thought
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
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,
and social justice
POSSIBLE TO COMBINE STUDY TIME AND QUALITY TIME WITH CHILDREN. IT TAKES CREATIVITY, IMAGINATION AND PATIENCE.
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.
which takes place on or
around Valentine’s Day,
ATTEND TO YOUR CHILD
Young children like routine. They feel more comfortable when they know what is e>g>ected. Reward them for keeping
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A trip to the movies or to the zoo.
ASK OTHER ADULTS FOR HELP.
come home. Spend some time
DEVELOP A ROUTINE.
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hugging your child before you settle in to study. Ask about their day. Another option is to take 10 minutes every hour to spend with your children. View this not as an interruption, but as a study break. Use an egg timer to let younger children know that their time is coming.
Keep the books out of sight when you
Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan, to fight
Ensler and a small staff gave birth
event went directly to Planned Parenthood of Waterloo Region, a group that promotes responsible and healthy sexuality, and the
STUDYltlG WITH CHlLDREn
(Photo by Rent Nicholson)
money for groups seeking to end rape and fight against other abuses of women. The money from ticket sales and purchases at the local
local actresses acted out
“Let’s just start with the
ance grew the cast to 12.
Local actress Martha Crealock (seated on stool) performs My Angry Vagina, a monologue about a vagina that wants everything, during the Waterloo Stage Theatre’s performance of the Vagina
actresses have taken part in the
some of the stories from the nal 200 women who were
Hutchins, the Waterloo perform-
about sexual encounters, but touch on a woman’s being and confidence through familiarity with her
evolved her original idea into a rotating cast of three actresses who are traveling across North
Now is the time to cash in on all those favours. This can be as simple as asking your spouse, neighbour or fellow classmate to take care of the children while you study. Offer to trade childcare with a neighbour.
FIND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES SERVICES.
Ask if your school provides day care. Check out community agencies such as the YMCA. You can also find programs through the library that appeal child is being entertained,
to children. While your you are close by reading a chapter or reviewing class
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and look forward
Call 624-4393 For more information on
contact Student Services, 2B02.
— SPOKE, March
of Easter lost in chocolate
name comes from, almost
By Denis Langlois
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-
ing of Easter or where
unaware of these origins
one understands it has something to do with religion. And indeed it
own tory, and although there are many theories behind the origin, many The name Easter has
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,
some people believe it comes from the ancient word Also,
Eastre meaning spring. Although not everyone knows where the
used to cele-
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
Whether or not you have a little one at home, you can still enjoy the games of the past and enhance your
along the way.
Children, even at a young age,
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.
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
ertraditions.com and their significance. I
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
around until the person in the middle says, “stop.” Then the person in the middle must point to someone and ask
when food would be
taken to mass to be blessed. Also, children would use their baskets as visit.
or her to
or their significance, Easter traditions are celebrated by millions of
people around the world.
Have each blindfolded person
make an animal
stick his or her
person can guess who is making the sound, then they
what each item
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
I Easter baskets originate
Other Easter traditions include
gioustolerance.org and www.east-
symbol of the reproductive organs by Pagans and therefore symbolize
Lent as a symbol of the approach-
I Lilies are considered a
speculate that the
symbol of new
the tradition of
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
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-
played by young and old alike. The book. Children at the
By Kathleen Deschamps
and lay eggs
and resurrection of Jesus
The Easter egg of
www.relioustolerance.org. Similarly, Christians celebrated
around the same time. Although both religions worshipped different Gods, they each celebrated around the end of
and the colourful eggs he leaves behind came from Germany.
around the time of the Spring to according Equinox,
during the spring season. The myth of the Easter Bunny
spirituality in nature,
developed many of the traditions associated with Easter including the Easter Bunny and painted
The Pagans, people who
a symbol of Easter because of its fertility. Because of this, it became a symbol of new
Without going into too many details, there are two different religions that have impacted what Easter
One of the most popular
;rr„^r.rt^nt element plffmpnt of Another important
hand is by
and guess touch.
Get a large cardboard box and paint a large face on one side. Cut
(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-
dren, but can be enjoyed by
should be hung inside the
to eat, it’s fun
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people think of
and green leprechauns. Everyone wants to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but many people
believed that Patrick
pass on this day of celebration. of one is Patrick St. Christianity’s
Despite his popularity, his
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
role because of tax incentives
not because his family
Channel Web site says. At the age of 16, Patrick was sold as a slave to a group of Irish
They transported him where he spent
six years ih captiv-
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
symbol, onto the Christian cross to create
assignment to con-
an angel told
America to escape starvation. Although North America
outside of Ireland,
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
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
Patrick soon began training that lasted
home to the Day events
845, close to one milCatholics came to
His mission in Ireland lasted more than 30 years, after which he retired and soon
vision, where,, report-
experienced a second
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
Until the mid-nineteenth century,
walked more than 200 miles to
vert the Irish, Patrick
tons and tons of drinking.
the only day that, traditionally,
Since the Irish were used to honouring their gods with fire, Patrick
the Lenten practices of abstaining
help sway their eligious passion towards Christianity.
County Mayo, where he was
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
the Christian celebration of Lent,
familiar with current tradition
contact. to religion, bringing him, mental-
of converting the to people Irish Christianity during his After
to begin to convert
Ireland as a mission-
afraid, Patrick turned
During this time of enslavement, he worked as a shepherd, outdoors and far away from any human Lonely and
Ireland with a mission
The History Channel’s
to guide Christians
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
Student life Paddy’s Day not just about green beer
By Reni Nicholson When most
Make your home away from home cosy “Before
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
students one of the hardest
There are a number of different places to get cheap things in
Furnimre and Appliances found on Gord King'Street in Waterloo. Krall, the
the store, said.
Krall recently suffered a
is just building his store
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
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
under $50 can contain everything from lamps to computers and even Last but not least as a colbeds.
the best time of the year
lege student most of your relative-^
students because every^ifiing from utensils, books, clothing, bed-
ding and furniture all Prices can range from 50 display. cents to
of things. I
things to live
they don’t know,
ever bought was at a garage sale It was probably older than
and Bus Passes
Work Abroad Programme
Hostelling and ISlC Cards
Tours Travel Insurance
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never hurts to
Aunts and uncles remind them. always have some furniture they’ve been meaning to throw away, so why not add it to your collection.
of the best cameras
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away from home.
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time on March 7. exercise was conducted during class
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first-year firetignting siuoera, gers
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
furnishings for students are garage sales. With spring around the cor-
UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH University Centre
— Page 8
Alanis should be swept under rug By Tannis Wade
pissed of¥ again.
new album, Swept,
release of her
sure to be
the shelves at the
February and already the single Hands Clean is on the charts. As
portray, but in any case
of her songs in the
past, Alanis has
another failed relationship.
written as a bulleted
a story told from the
You can almost
evident in the lines,
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
you’re already the hit.
her smash-hit Ironic,
"It’s like rain
on your wed-
a free ride,
can say for
So Unsexy, Precious Illusions and You Owe Me Nothing In Return.
11 -song disk includes titles
pop-diva Britney Spears.
You Oughta Know with
see the lyrics
Morissette seemed to
Supposed Former Infatuation She wrote and produced this album without the help of her
adopted a rhyming,
singsong style to go with her
“You don't go
you can tell by the name. Alanis is once again washing her hands of
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
she perverted like me. would she
everybody, and overlook
for jilted lovers. It
“An older version of me,
know from me."
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By Sarah McGoldrick
no greater joy than sitThere ting down with a good book. With many of the classics you are not is
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
Lovers, the book the
1920s and banned
was then believed
Lady Chatterley’s Lover examines forbidden love
is a well-known storyfrom Baden, Ont.
town and was
rounded by stories in the family’s library, which was brimming with literature.
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
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
was not a
The residency began
worked in libraries.” She had no problems finding
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.
The Joseph Schneider Haus and
open from from 10 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1
only for procreation. Lawrence and his novel paved the way for things such as sex educa-
a secret at
relationship between a
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
book, and won.
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
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.
shocked when he discovers a friendly creature in his backyard. He lures him into the house and establishes that he has an alien
his hands. With- the help of his
Michael MacNaughton) Elliott
kids’ adventure is
kids and adults of
ages will con-
tinue to enjoy for years to
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.
going to be enhanced few changes made to
visual effects, a script
Rumors have been
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.
low much? How often? ’
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.
located at 466
kept a love for
shock so much
while,” he said.
the reader can easily identify with the
don’t shock at
honour the 20th anniver-
E.T. return to his
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
which should not be kept secret. As Connie and Mellors strive to keep their relationship a secret,
all-time Classic E.T. the
with a double major in English and theatre, and a masters in library science ensured she
In 1982 her
a beautiful thing,
She has an ambitious schedule of workshop, storytelling and other events planned to encourage local families to share their
said of the book, “I
In university McClear was drawn to the arts. She graduated
close to sto-
a direct attempt by the author to make them simis
Extra Terrestrial, lands in theatres this Friday. The re-release of the
venues including on
about sex in to
ideas that sex
By Tannis Wade
McClear has performed
and frankness the book, shocking
time when sex was taboo and not to be discussed outside the bedroom. Lawrence incorporates
readers in the 1920s.
The Joseph Schneider Haus has named local storyteller MaryEileen McClear as their folk artist
ings about the upper classes.
By Daniel Roth
expression of love
his personal beliefs
Joseph Schneider Haus
of forbidden love among classes and a platform for his feeltale
love with gamekeep-
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
er Mellors, but he isn’t a
as part of
Today as sex becomes more and more prevalent in our culture, Lawrence’s book reinforces the
in turn finds
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
— Page 9
and holds nothing back. Lawrence’s use of swear words
the poor under the control ol the In the novel
the sex relation valid
was nothing but a way of keeping
sort of scandal
only reading a great piece but also a novel, which in most cases have
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
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
to ensure that families with
— SPOKE, March
Dragonfly mixes suspense and By Michelle Goring
near death experiences and
They say them Darrow
a masterpiece of a
film that combines thrilling
him a mesEmily is telling supposed to do
trying to send
pense with a heartfelt ending that guarantees not to leave a dry eye in
something, but cannot remember
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
experiences the sudden death
nothing more than an unwilling-
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
(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.
hard to accept his
Darrow begins series
his wife is trying to contact
from the other side. Close friend and next door neighbour Miriam Belmont (Kathy Bates) tries to convince Darrow
The children on
plained late night disturbance.
The longer he waits
intense and frequent the messages
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
keep a promise to his wife and check-up on her former patients on the pediatric oncology ward.
After witnessing the near death of
makes him wonder
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
believes his wife
Dragonfly asks the ultimate question.
the end of an era as the Lyric Night Club closes its doors. And what better way to say goodIt
go out with a bang.
voice of reason, Bates’s character
attempts to give the audience the
him while they
journey that ultimately becomes
rational explanation for the strange
the focus of his
occurrences throughout the movie.
outstanding performance by
His best work
plays the role of a bereaved and
Supporting actress Kathy Bates adds flavour as Darrow’s lesbian lawyer neighbour. Acting as the
is filled with spine-tinsuspense scenes that are sure to keep audiences on the
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
has seen great concerts from bands like the Foo Fighters, Blur, I Mother Earth, Garbage,
Smash Mouth and more. It is
was formerly a 72-year-
old movie theatre.
the Lyric in order to redevelop the
core area. Although the club was
anything they say to you personalLuckiest day:
Listen ing to your
Your gut feelings will steer you away from trouble and help you with your problems.
liw September 22 You will be weighing
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 end of the
be considering a new approach to an old idea or belief If you go with
your instinct good news will follow. Luckiest day:
September 23 October 22 By the end of the week three dif-
are going to have to this
week. Don’t be
ask someone for their
side of things.
Luckiest day: March 24. Aquarius: January 20
week you will people and issues more clearly. Luckiest day: March 21
the end of the
ferent situations will have brought
will look at
A swift change in the beginning of
your views on circumstances
beyond your control continue
Cancer: June 22
Luckiest day: March 23.
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)
Taurus: April 20
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
combination of residential, and retail buildings are planned to fill the space left by
this film the
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.
for sure, after
“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
closing as part of a plan to revitalize the
located in an area
going to have to
a piece of Kitchener’s herit
end of the week.
Over the next while onlyTrust people you are close to. Luckiest day: March 23.
Week of March 18-24
are flat lined, this
sure to please
change your views
Deal and Big Sugar.
Kevin Costner and Kathy Bates.
nightclub closes It
Costner brings the film together as he captures the suffering of his
By Daniel Roth
edge of their seats. From a small dragonfly bumping innocently against Darrow’s dining room window to children speaking to
Kitchener’s largest By Nicole Childs
dies, are they
close friend will help
you through rough times. Luckiest day:
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:
Daniel Roth is a second-year journalism student who has studied astrology and other clairvoyant issues for four years.
Healthy eatlwg. regular physical activity
The Boyz scored goals. However,
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
Two Conestoga the
players chase the ball
Kabana Boyz on March 7
at the recreation centre. (Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz)
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
was assessed. In one Conestoga player was
assessed a penalty
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
criticism at his shooters, saying the
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
players strayed out to attack
despite having three goals scored against them on the power
kept up with them.
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
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
sixth goal that killed
Conestoga recreation centre.
one goal before they
The Condors lost 8-4 against Kabana Boyz on March 7 at
But the Condors pushed back
around effort could stop the Conestoga Condors men’s indoor soccer team
and got another two minutes added on for mouthing off to the referee.
scored a couple of goals to go ahead
By Jody Andruszkiewicz
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
nursing a back injury.
be able to
explain the horrifying losing streak the Raptors have experienced. Not
season is beginning to look grim. As a dedicated Toronto fan I am generally optimistic towards the
even the Raptors. All-star
injured. Carter refused to
tor, I can’t.
the problems on
one specific fac-
extended losing streak. You aren’t likely to have escaped the wide
There is an obvion curse ous
ing from a broken hand. This leaves
Centomo, neither of
rock for the last month you already know about the Raptors’
loss against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Unless you’ve been living under
fourth quarter during a
Raptors Coach Lenny Wilkens was quoted as saying that Carter was
benched for seven minutes of the
channels dedicated completely to Toronto’s teams. You won’t need
your television now. In fact, you can even cancel your subscription to all those great
as well just turn off
the situation. the
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-
have the experience required to lead the Leafs into the playoffs. As if that weren’t enough, defencemen Dmitry Yushkevich and forward
of this after
you have a post-secondary diploma $10,000, or $20,000
one of the 15 professional trades
Alexander Mogilny are also out
Alex Gonzalez, and lone Jay alV star and Canadian player relief pitcher Paul Quantrill have all been traded. Much of the Jays manage-
indefinitely with injuries.
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.
also been rearranged.
camp has been mediocre
and it will take time before this new team begins to gel. If you’re counting on some great sports action in Toronto this year, you may be out of luck. But there’s always next year. at best
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Yankees the team This article series
the fourth in a
League Baseball’s six divisions and how each team looks heading into the 2002 season. Players
to spring training
teams that finished
east standings in 2001.
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
in the history
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
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
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
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
-John Burkett and Darren Oliver.
The Red Sox
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
Baltimore Orioles and
very few changes to their rosters,
no way can be consid-
ered a positive move.
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
ning by being able to outbid every other team.
add leadership, enthusiasm and personality to a team that has been rather reserved, but prowill
fessional, in recent years.
faces the task of
Jorge Posada, Alfonso Soriano,
and Bernie Williams
the best players in the
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,
Mondesi and Jose Cruz.
The Blue Jays will
quate replacements should major injuries in
stolen bases. If he stays at second
Carol Seto, dietitian
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
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
by default and would
struggle to be considered a fourth Starter on most other teams. He
season with a 4.42
ERA. The Rays do have some impresyoung pitchers in their
have the opportunity
season due to a wrist
Also watch for catcher Jason to be highly motivated missing over half the season 2001 with injuries.
have the 20 homeruns and
20 bases. The Blue Jays lack depth on their bench and will be hard steal
pressed to find adequate replace-
ments should major
The Orioles have been flounder-
Blue Jays escaped the injury bug for the most part last season but lost newly acquired
has been gutted and
under ill-advised decisions
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
Hall may be the exception if he can improve on a rookie season that
Sidney Ponson leads the O’s young pitching staff but he was 510 last season and has never
pitched well for an entire season.
as the Jays’ longest serving pitch-
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
not expected back until at
rest of the rotation will conmostly of young pitchers. Chris Carpenter leads the way
Don’t expect more than average numbers from him. He went only 11-11 in 2001 in what was sup-
was almost 2000 but he
that Baltimore has little
show more four homeruns he
catcher but he must
away form highly ineffective Esteban Yan who posted a 3.90 ERA and managed only the closer’s role
leaguers but not great.
Their once proud organization over-paid,
Life is short,
to the majors. All three
money and talent pool. They have managed to shed
high strikeout totals as they adjust
agency after a bitter battle between himself at the Jays’ front
agent decisions and
over-priced players have depleted
expect averages around .260 and
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are in an even
great player but recorded only 24 hits
after a hot start.
The Devil Rays worse
ers but they
the slow-footed Orioles.
Zambrano. Both Zambrano and Colome
Ramirez who drove
Delgado struggled after a career-year in
protection in the lineup.
centre field and a
their bench be hard
baseman David Segui and Mike Bordick also
Newly acquired Chris Singleton should provide some stability in
of the lineup will also
you need someone to
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young players Felipe Lopez, Eric Hinske and Vernon Wells to add a lot of speed and enthusiasm to the lineup but
majors at their positions. Soriano had a solid rookie Reason with 1 8 homeruns and 43
in St. Louis.
turn to. Call the
minors reworking his entire pitch-
Everett off their hands.
70-plus games for six straight sea-
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
expecting a great season from Halladay after he went 5-3 with a 3.16 in 2001, despite time in the
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
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
Giambi was the
old and always struggled
will likely battle for the
past winter with the Yankees win-
year with the Braves, posting
unable to put
together for an entire season.
39 homeruns and drove in 102 RBIs. Mondesi played solid defence
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.
him Karsay, Ramiro Mendoza and Mike Stanton will
ERA, which by
the top of everyone’s wish
John Burkett had a solid season
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
Players such as Jason Giambi,
posed to be a breakout year for
of the game.
Clemens surprised many with an
Battling for the last two rotation
base he could easily become one of the best hitters at the position
and the regular season begins on March 31. The American League East Division has seen a
to beat in
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
Yankees win, players
The only see if the
real battle will
or Blue Jays
can muster up enough wins to win the wild card.
Don’t bet on
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