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34th Year

— No.

1

Conestoga College, Kitchener MARCH

2002

25,

Default rate lowest By Reni Nicholson

Ontario by 2003.

Conestoga’s

“Our commitment

has created effective partnerships that give us a reputation for educa-

colleges,

assistance and bursary program aids them in completing their programs and rapidly gaining

and relevance.” Reporting on default rates is part of the government’s commitment

from the

employment

students

For the second straight year, Conestoga College has the lowest student loan default rate of any

defaults falls far below the overall

financial

Ontario community college.

which increased

The

Ontario

Training,

Ministry

of

and on

Colleges

Universities released

student

loan

Ontario

report

its

defaults

the

for

Students

Program

Assistance 2001 and Conestoga

for

nearing the provincial goal of less than 10 per cent with a rate of is

1

1.2

per cent.

The provincial government has of under 10 per cent of student default rates for every set a goal

post-secondary

institution

in

average

of

for

per

cent

community

Ontario’s

2000

17.5

slightly

for

results.

In

Conestoga

contrast,

decreased

its

rate

in

serving

extensive

student

rate

province

in

2001 from

12.5 per cent in 2000.

Conestoga’s student default rate

through

to

an

after graduation.”

to increased accountability in

Conestoga strives to ensure its programs of instruction correspond to the needs in the workplace and current workplace opportunities,

so

that

graduates

has steadily been declining for years, from 20.8 per cent in 1998 to 16.6 per cent in 1999 to the cur-

are ready to

move

employment

exists, Harris added.

rent 2001 rate.

lege for one of Canada’s most eco-

“This

further proof of the pos-

“We

into area

where

are fortunate to be the col-

nomically diverse and innovative areas,” he said.

approach to quality,” college registrar Fred Harris said.

employers and economic leaders

of

“Our

ability to

work with

how

tax dollars are spent.

The

ministry’s

Reporting

on

Update:

Performance

at

Ontario’s

Colleges and Universities states in 2000-2001,

government spent $578 mil-

the

lion to provide financial assistance

Conestoga’s

is

results

itive

tional excellence

local

about studertts. 16,000 However, the government expects to

students

from -

to

- who

benefit

directly

their post-secondary studies

repay their loans upon leaving

school.

College adminisl

wins award,

Third-year apprentice wins scholarship

Smoking

By Nicole Childs

entrances a

Allen Jantzi, a third-year advance level apprentice student in the automotive service technician program at the Guelph campus of

problem By Nicole Childs

Conestoga College, has won a the $700 scholarship from Automotive Industry Association. The award, named the Arthur Paulin

Scholarship,

annually

promote

to

Smokers

may need

discussed at the

was smoking

the

entrances.

Automotive Industry Association (AIA) of Canada. Named after a

Gambling

on the

in Ontario

rise.

the issue as

The AIA

is

it

in the

aftermarket industry.

companies, distribute

It

represents

which manufacture, and sell replacement

parts, accessories, tools

and repair

a hangout.

presented with a scholarship by Jeff Reynolds (middle right) a representative from the Automotive Industry Association. His professor, Jim Palmer (left) and program co-ordinator Stu Hood (right) were also present to see

Allen Jantzj, (middle

left) is

Another problem members noted the messiness of all the leftover cigarette butts on the ground. The council came up with a num-

was

(Submitted photo)

Jantzi presented with the award.

lem.

is

very devoted

to his studies and focused on his work.”

community involvement. To win the award he was required to send

grades in school and does well on exams and is currently tutoring

a resume and a written piece

another student. "He is very devoted to his studies

stay after class to help clean up.

said Palmer.

suggested.

Jeff Reynold w ho is a member of the AlA's Ontario division and an employee at Dixie Electric present-

gested moN'ing the ashtrays away from the building and across the

ed Jantzi w

near

community

COMMENTARY OPSEU

strike

hurts province •'•V-;

-l

in

as well as his future

a resident of Wellesley,

cunently works at the Wellesley service centre and is in his final

He

plans to use the

year of his apprenticeship studies.

to further his education in

on a car for a

Jantzi said.

money

and involvement

hope to upgrade any way 1 can,"

education

I

the automotive industry

and hope-

fully to take electrical courses.

In

worked fundraiser, which

He

also

14 at the Conestoga.

ith the

He

is

scholarship Feb.

Guelph

campus

of

Jim Palmer

enrolled in an automotive program.

award by

cian.

who

his teacher

responsible student

w illing

who

is

for the

always

to help others.

added

he

receives

good

time

one

of

This is the first Conestoga’s students has received this

aw ard.

Another member sug-

road so students will ha\e to smoke

woods. and paths the However. en\ ironmental concerns arose o\er that suggestion.

described Jantzi as being a

as a full-time automotive techni-

He

and focused on his work.

Five scholarships were awarded across Canada to qualified students

was recommended

the future he hopes to have a career

The $700 scholarship was award-

raised $12,000 to

help his boss adopt a child. Jantzi

ed to Jantzi beeause of his academand ic achievement and school

around the

w as one rec-

try is involved.

life

in

“1 feel excited.

entrances of the school

alw'ays willing to help others and

the

Jantzi,

my

to fix the prob-

visible signs

goals where the automotive indus-

about his

instructor

More

ommendation as well as pre\enting smoking at the front entrances and only allow ing smoking at the back entrances of the college. The lack of ashtrays was also an issue and hea\ier. more effectixe ones were

in

Jim Palmer,

how

ber of ideas on

equipment.

“He

council

through smokers. As well, esthetically. it makes the college look like

a national trade asso-

ciation representing the automotive

and suggestions on

members of the

Bob Bamford. representative of academic support, thought the big problem w'as that people try ing to get in or out of the building at main entrances often have to push

dent of the association and was also a strong supporter of educa-

and the furthering of automotive industry.

campus building

expressed their feelings.

involvement within the communiArthur Paulin served as presity.

tion

at

College president John

ferent opinions

and

achievements

new place to get One of the issues March 1 1 meeting

Tibbits tried to get a feel for the dif-

longtime association volunteer, the scholarship recognizes a student’s

academic

Conestoga College

at

to find a

their nicotine fix.

given out

is

at

One

council

making only

member

suggested

tw o of the entrances

at the front of the school smoking entrances so that most of the door

areas are non-smoking.

Continued on Page 13


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— SPOKE, March

25,

2002 HI

.

I

II

Motto helps students achieve goal they are. said Murphy,

And who

By Denis Langlois

is

a diverse group of adults with differ-

When

2002

the instructor of the

employment/training readiness pro-

gram (ETR)

told her students not to

mode, they obvi-

get stuck in a toad

became

of advice later

piece

this

motto and a frog was

their

learned to

But more importantly,

advice

this

own

is dif-

way. they have

work together

as a team."

espe-

this year’s class is

unique because one of the

cially

stu-

dents in the class, Cheryl In'tveld, the

their mascot.

chosen as

"Even though each student ferent in their

She said

ously listened.

And

ent educational backgrounds.

is

deaf person to ever take the

first

program. In'tveld said following the class

helped them complete the 10-week program that taught them many

motto, which encourages students to

valuable lessons along the way.

explore outside their comfort zone,

The program, which began on Jan. 7 and wrapped up on March 15. is

tional

them to research ues and abilities.

com-

students had anything negative to

their personal val-

employment

say about the program.

According

work

evaluates

also

It

trends,

and various

strategies

training opportunities to better pre-

Students participate in a job shad-

owing program and a true colours workshop as well. According to Diane Murphy, the instructor

Cambridge campus,

it

is

the

at

an impor-

tant stepping stone towards the goal

of becoming a successful student or

Harvey,

to Chris

who

plans to attend the broadcasting pro-

gram

Doon campus in

at the

everyone should take career,

ETR

the

fall,

it.

you are not looking for a a good idea to take the program,” he said. “It tells you

“Even

pare the students for the workforce.

program’s

inspira-

and encouraging

personal goals by improving skills

program more

the

and helpful to the student. And each of her classmates feels the same way. In fact, none of the 10

intended to help students reach their

munication

makes

if

it is

a lot about yourself.” student. Pebbles Koelehr,

Another

who

also plans to

the students will learn their options,”

Doon, said the program has

with

who

helps them get in touch

at

helped her tremendously. “It

they are.”

Materials

gave

me

a better perspective of

management

and Kristy Conestoga College materials management program graduates, validated once more the college’s rating as one of the Oliver

Canada. Their paper, based on a shop control and material floor requirement planning Excel program, won third place in a nationwide Donald Fogarty Student Paper Competition in

best of

its

kind

in

February.

The competition was held by and Research Foundation, the research arm of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). the Educational

APICS

is

a

international educational organ-

its

professional

and

educational certification

pro-

third-place winners

were

grams.

The

dents from other colleges at different functhink

that

the practical applica

man

agement our students are getting surpasses

any other

college.”

presented with a $100 US cheque while second place was

faculty

Tracey Lopers, materials management faculty, said she was proud of Oliver and Brown’s achievement. But she hoped more students would apply for the competition next time. “I've

me in

After taking the

gram, the students agree they are now more prepared to continue achieving their goals. “It helps you

stay-at-home mother for eight years, said the program helped her learn a

discover what you really want to do

lot

about

Crozier,

who was

with your

life,”

Harvey

all

we discussed that stress

1,

face

changes

in

in

our everyday

lives,

ts

goal

even use

and that we respond to these

not to eliminote stress but to learn how to manage it

to help

us.

and your reactions to them. Don't ignore your problems. Ifyo(/ faded the first test ofa course, decide what you can

do to increase your chance of success next time. What con you change? Can you avoid or eliminate the stressors? this interfering with

your educationaigoals? Can you reduce the intensity of your reaction to stress? Are

The presentation is on/y 5 minutes in length and worth

Can you take better care of yourself, building your physical and emotional well-being? Exercise, sleep, nutritional eating and watching what you smoke and drink

all

add to your physical

health.

Cut one cup of coffee from your morning routine.

spoken to students from

other colleges at different func-

Having mutually-supportive friendships, setting realistic rather

than perfectionistic goals and being good to yourself

an opportunity to participate in

ment our students are getting

contribute to managing stress.

compe-

tition.

Only four students entered

the

competition against college and university

students

across the

country, from about 50 materials

5%

of your grade.

application of material manage-

international

it,

Poise your awareness of your stressors

Are you working too many hours? Is

and think

that the practical

any other college,” Lopers said. “Ffh hoping that

all

surpasses

we

get

more applications

this

For further assistance, talk to a counsellor

in

Student Services.

year.”

The deadline missions

is

for students’ sub-

May

15 of each year.

A Message from Student Services (Room 2B02)

to

it

in

do with

the rest of their lives,” she said.

the continual change that

tions

APICS

knowing what they want

said.

awarded $200 US. The firstplace winners won $250 US and the

“If students are forced to take

high school, then they will graduate

different ways physically, emotionally and mentally.

is

secondary

credit.

Jacques said the program should

herself.

all

schools in Canada as a compulsory

you making a difficult situation a disaster?

Tracey Lopers,

not-for-profit

ization respected throughout the

world for

‘Tve spoken to stu-

tion of materials

pointed

be implemented into

com-

eligible to

and

it

full-time pro-

a

And Diane

A

tions

Harvey, Brandon Kruse, and Brett Brohman.

(instructor), Chris

cation,” she said.

we

pete.

Brown,

to right:

(Photo by Denis Langlois)

In part

students at the col-

who were

lege

Dana

ondary education. Marsha Tucker (interpreter). In’tveld. Back: Diane Murphy

left

Part 2: Coping with Stress

national competition

By Sanja Giibota

row,

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Stress and Stress Management

management

students place third in

In front

said.

Joanne Jacques,

“It

graduated and they’re off to conquer the workforce or post-secJoanne Jacques, Diane Crozer, Pebbles Koelehr, and Middle: Sasha Kaushae, Fern Cooze, Jamie Strickland, and Cheryl

ETR program have

the direction of post-secondary edu-

continue post-secondary education

she said.

the

self-knowledge and

is that

beneficial part

in

you didn’t know yourself before you came, you will definitely know yourself after you take it,” she agrees. “If

employee.

"The most

Students


News

mmmm.

SPOKE, March

PLAR

Conlin receives award for By Michelle Timmerman

member

of

Conestoga’s administration staff. Eleanor Conlin, chair of academresearch and educational servic-

ic

at the college’s Doon campus, was one of only 26 Canadians to receive recognition from Human Resources Development Canada as

es

a

of

recipient

the

first-ever

“It

gives the college a higher proit shows encourage

as

file,

and

that they support

prior

learning

assessment,” she said.

who

Conlin,

been

has

Conestoga since 1985.

with

the found-

is

ing member of the Ontario Prior Learning Assessment Network, a

resource for educators, practitioners,

awards.

deal with research program devel-

1993

recognition

the

was

introduced by the provincial gov-

ernment as a way of recognizing

who worked

those

at assisting in

and development to help learners. The award is part of a new initiative set up by the government. They asked for people to nominate training

others

who

they

felt

showed

leader-

opment, implementation and evaluation of Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and related activities. She has implemented

and training programs at Conestoga and at other southwestern Ontario colleges. She also shares her experience and expertise through particiorientation

faculty

for

pation

two nominations, one from Mohawk and one from Fanshawe. I was surprised to be

national

“I received

let

alone be chosen,”

said Conlin.

Conlin says she

is

honoured

to be

who

assessors and consultants

ship with adult education.

nominated,

numerous provincial,

in

PLAR

and international

conferences, often through the presentation of papers or workshops

and seminars. Prior learning is a process that allows mature learners to have their life experiences evalu-

Eleanor Conlin, chair of academic research and educational services, is one of 26 Canadians who received Canadian Recognizing Learning awards from Human Resources Development Canada. (Photo by Michelle Timmerman)

and

ated

By Reni Nicholson

released under the Kyoto climate

change,

getting

warmer out and

something needs

to

be done to

stop it. Sure, the

average person has enjoyed the warmer winter temper-

from coast-to-coast in few realize the detrimental impact in has on

atures felt

Canada

this year, but

the world.

In December 1997, the United Nations held a conference to form

the

Kyoto

predicts

harmful gases believed to be the cause of global warming.

Canadian government, realizing the problem is escalatcommitted to reducing ing,

The

academic

The

report predicts the

to 289 563 by 2050.

The money

cost if

The United ratify

the

2010

in

rise

States decided not to

international

treaty.

toll will

and

to

more

means

nothing

than

done about

is

Because Canada experienced

less precipi-

warmer winter with tation,

a

warning

are

forecasters

there wasn’t enough moisture to raise water levels and alleviate concerns caused by several years of dry conditions in many parts

of the country.

Trends

Climate

The

Bulletin

for

and

Canada Canada

and eastern had the eighteenth driest winter out of the 55-year period since records have been kept.

was

hit

hard with

cial

they don’t act

now more

done to their livelihoods and everyday necessities will be

for living.

government Canadian The acknowledges the need for something to be done and has considered more than its financial interest when it comes to Kyoto. Earth continues to warm by its current projected rate of 4C by 2100, problems worse than a If the

few measly billion dollars will emanate through North America. A federal report on climate.

whole

The

country

is

dry-

mouthed. In

New

Brunswick, the provingovernment asked people to

conserve water over the winter, in prediction of a dry spring. In Hillsborough, N.B., municipal officials stopped people from drinking tap water due to a concern

water

that left

village

the at

small the

well

amount of

bottom of the be could

contaminated.

The

lack of moisture in the air

and less precipitation also means crop losses for Canadian farmers. Last year, farmlands were so dry Canadian farmers were pleading with provincial and federal gov-

who want

new

to

career opportunities

work

pursue or earn

hopes of a better life, China is well on its way to topping the numbers agreed to by the countries most responsible for global warming.

leaders recognize that cli-

Its

could

change

mate

be done to help alleviate the prob-

devastate their society. China encourages other coun-

lem.

tries

something needs

eat,

to

headed in the right by agreeing to ratify

is

direction

Kyoto treaty. But,, more countries need

the

involved

if

the Earth

is

to get

going to

credits for learning skills achieved in their current

work

field

toward a

college certificate or diploma.

believe

to

Kyoto is make a differ-

that

already helping to

Web

ence, states the

site.

China, not even recognized as one of the top industrialized countries, can take a big step in leading

way to a cleaner, more environmentally

the

safer and

friendly

citizens without economic penalties. China has proved that other industrialized countries can follow suit without feeling economic repercussions of such actions.

atmosphere for

its

Canada, not even

BBC News Web

listed

site

on the

of which

countries are most to blame for the negative warming of Earth,

has also taken a stand. Ottawa has said it will sign the accord, but no one

knows when.

be saved. Industrialized countries such as Russia and Japan have agreed to terms similar to Canada’s when it comes to using the bare minimum of carbon dioxide emissions, but none of the three coun-

CBSA raffles

The

put

have

all

off

making

of business and the school of IT.” Bentley said. The CBSA hopes to eventual-

By Shannon McBride

school

a decision.

These countries are key pol-

or the

life

money

of their citizens pockets is

in their

more important. Those countries being held most responsible for global warming are, in order, the United States, European nations, China. Russia, Japan and India. Many of the countries contributing to the higher temperatures and lesser rainfall believe that if they

agree to the Kyoto terms they will

deep recession. But China,. an Annex II country, which means it is not yet required to cut its emissions, has gone ahead and reduced carbon dioxide by 17 per cent since the mid-

fall

into a

1990s. the

BBC Web

site states.

same period. China's economy has grown by oneIn

third.

the

Accounting for a

fifth

of

the world’s population, and with

off

new computer

have signed the accord. three governments agree something needs to be done, but

tries

whether the

participate in the Earth’s future, if

ernments for subsidies because of an extreme loss of wages due to

normal. Central Alberta

adults with significant life and

experiences

for the Earth’s future

Seven of the last 10 winters in Canada have been drier than

approximately 60 per cent less precipitation than normal.

harm

at

luters of gas emissions, but their decide can’t governments

George W. Bush says it would be too harmful and costly to the economic status of the country. The elite groups are speaking out and making decisions not to but

aimed

is

news

Canada

states western

profits.

PLAR

a year.

by 2010.

Canadian economy by cutting about $30 billion from its

credit.

we

Variations

hit the

assessed

global warming. So, if the government is not willing to extend their hand and open up their pockets to local farmers who produce the food

greenhouse gas emissions to six per cent below 1990 levels Businesses in Canada have complained that ratifying Kyoto could

skills

15-fold increase in the amount of heatrelated deaths, such as heart attacks, in Toronto by 2010. The current average for such deaths stands at about 19 deaths a

climate change.

treaty.

The Kyoto agreement requires 40 industrialized countries to crackdown on their emissions of

their

against learning outcomes to get

Hotter winters are bad It’s

leadership

contributation.

Canadian Recognizing Learning In

— Page 3

recognized by her peers for what they say is an outstanding

Years of hard work has finally paid has off for one

25, 2002

Feeling lucky?

new event this year, the Business and Computer In a

Student Association will rafnew computer.

fle off a

Joe dent,

CBSA

Bentley. said

the

presi-

association

chose a computer because they have become an integral part of the world of business. “It’s the one thing that all information and business technology students could greatly benefit from." Bentleysaid.

Tickets for the draw went on March 1 8 for $2 each.

sale

The

raffle

proceeds will go

improving the CBSA's annual awards banquet on .April 1.

directly

to

1

“This extra fundraiser allows us to direct regular fundraising during the year to other needs

and

improvements

for

the

fund the entire aw'ards ban-

ly

quet with this one fundraiser. They w'ant to sell about 5,(K)0 tickets for the raffle.

Bentley said he became aware new fundraiser was need-

that a

ed for the CBS.A this year. “The idea of a raffle squeaked out and we ran with it.”

The computer

features

an

AMD

1700 processor, a 32megabyte video card, a 40hard drive, 256 gigabyte megabytes of RAM. a CD burner, a DVD player, a sound '

card and a 17-inch monitor. Only students and staff

at

Conestoga College may purchase a ticket from the CBS.A

1D14 D. .A student or employee card must be show n

office at

to

buy a

ticket.

The draw will take place during the week of .April 1.


.

— SPOKE, March

Page 4

25,

2002

OPSEU

strike

hurts everyone The Ontario Public Service Employees Union and nothing

is

on

strike

getting done.

is

than 45,000 provincial government workers withMarch 13, as negotiations failed to reach a new contract between the Harris government

More

drew and

their services as of

OPSEU.

The

which

strike,

facilities,

al

is

completely

legal, affects correction-

highway

provincial psychiatric hospitals,

enforcement, probation and pai'ole services, parks and tourist attractions and hundreds of government transport

offices across Ontario.

Under Ontario

law,

gov-

“ThG thing about most emment unionized employservices that ees

the

of

we

provide

that

is

are required to perfonn

minimum

essential

emergency

duties,

and which

invisible have been negotiated with are unless you actually the government prior to the strike. need them.” Though OPSEU members

they

Randy Robinson,

have the right to strike, happen the it does government should do all

OPSEU spokesman when

they can to get things back to normal. Many people cannot get their licences because driver examination offices across the province have shut their doors. There are prisoners who have served their time behind bars waiting to be set free but can’t be because is no one to fill out the paperwork and let them out, and once they are out, there is no one to keep an eye on them if they are on parole. The Ontario civil servants’ strike is creating chaos in the courtroom. Many proceedings are being delayed because prisoners are showing up late or being held in their cells by

Dexter wondered why the other Easter Bunnies had been so eager to let him visit the big house at the end of the street. It was his first year as an Easter Bunny...

Policing issues prevalent

there

prison guards. Young couples can’t get their marriage certificate, while newborns have yet to receive a birth certificate. OPSEU

spokesman Randy Robinson told the Toronto Star in a article, “The thing about most of the services that we provide is that they are invisible unless you actual-

March 14 ly

need them.’’

Officers Being a police

And though

been

is

every student pur-

leagues and their families, police

more police officers were recent-

foundation students at the college said they accepted the fact that

under the ruins

and love into his or her future pro-

of

fession, students enrolled in the

Trade

program be acknowledged as

foundation

most courageous, especially

the after

about 80 police officers died

in the line

attacks in

of duty in the terrorist

New York

on Sept.

The

head Canadian

the recent shootings

may be connected

improvements

cies

lax

to other areas,

sentencing for

horrifying

proliferation

police

officer.

Brisson,

was shot

the

28-year-old

back of

in the

According

gunfire alongside a busy highway

commu-

near the eastern Ontario

the

The

in

head of

12, the

Canadian Police Association

said that the recent shootings

may

Police Const. Benoit L’Ecuyer

poli-

from Montreal was shot four times on Feb. 28 after chasing a

policies for dangerous offenders.

speeding car on a highway.

guns across the country may be

be connected to lax sentencing

Others believe a proliferation of

About a week earlier, RCMP Mike Templeton was shot

main reason for the incidents. Whatever the reason, these inci-

the

Const.

While most students shivered

at

the thought of having a profession

which saving someone

else’s

in the

face after stopping a sus-

But a comforting thought

RCMP

Dennis Strongquill was shot and

foundations

killed near Rusell,

to

com-

plete their studies after the attacks.

In

December,

Man.,

in

today’s society.

la Prairie.

becomes more important than saving their own, most police expressed

dents reflect increased violence

pected stolen vehicle near Portage

life

even more determination

an article

to

dangerous

students

to

Record on March

nity of Morrisburg.

offenders.

in

main reason

for the incidents.

Dan

Const.

may be

country

home.

to

of

guns across the

thoughout the law enforce-

a

a part of their future pro-

Others believe a

Center,

news of police Canada sent fresh

10,

was

fession.

the head during an exchange of

Police

these services to the communities in Ontario. On Eeb. 14, the government offered a 1.95 per cent increase in salary each year for three years, as well as

risk

World

the

ment community closer

On March

Association said that

hard with major cuts over the past seven years and the Harris government needs to realize the importance of hit

shootings in

1 1

the

of

discovered

the

chills

for their col-

the

two

ly

police

Though saddened

as

of

invest a lot of perseverance, effort

trying to rebuild a sector of service that has

such as pension and benefits. The union, whose members make on average less than $40,000 a year, asked the government for a six per cent increase each year for two years The union wants a 15 per cent wage hike over three years; the government has offered less than six per cent. These two groups need to find a middle ground. The Harris government is offering too little, while the union is asking for too much. Taxpayers, in the end, will foot the bill, and both sides need to keep this in mind.

But,

bodies

suing a college education has to

another.

The union

it

before.

deserve to

OPSEU services are used each day by Ontarians and without those services for an extended period of time, more people will be inconvenienced. This is what the provincial government needs to realize when bargaining with union teams. Everything these employees do affects the lives of Ontarians in one way or

Canada was ever

officer in

tougher today than

is

dealing with fallout from Sept. 11

still

everyone should be

Const.

we

that

for will

always have police officers who are ready to protect civilians and

after he

and his partner stopped a truck on the highway.

enforce the law even to put their lives

if

on the

they have line.

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25,

— Page 5

2002

Being smokeless not an easy task been

It’s

quit

my

I’ve

know why

don’t

I

decided smoking. The idea was put head and the thought started I

consume my every decided

I

my

and tortuous had a cigarette.

five long

weeks since

turkey since

was

in

finally,

to

my

tired

Julie

before.

who

of those people

could

bum

a

cigarette off of a friend

and not need another for a day or two. Before I knew it, Twas smoking

How

hardest.

Graham

I

I

pened

in

nof

this all

at the

My my

drive in from Guelph while I was puttering along Highway 24. Suddenly a little Honda pulled out right out in front of me from a side road. I

oncoming lane

to avoid a crash.

have no idea what if

I

I

would have

there had been another car

coming my way. In

wannabe

McCarthy ing

- actually

me

the finger!

vehicle

while

still

fact,

don’t even

I

want

to

-

driv-

near

our

number or

in order to get a license

called

She

her.

oblivious

to

the

briefly

After

explaining what

knew

I

and watched the drama unfold on channel 59, which gives us a direct

view into the lobby. She was scared. This was something that only hap-

pened

in the

“I heard

movies.

some

noises in the hall-

crept over

and looked out

our peephole,” explained Kathleen

if

I

I

the

growing crowd. What

warm day soon sure whether I

was

got cold. really

it

truly scared

and secure.

Up

felt safe there.

1

pulled out

my

telt like I

become my

had

addiction.

So,

that

it

has been over a

since I’ve smoked,

me

my

car,

unloading her U-Haul and out.

1

all,

class, trying

Have

I

didn’t see

either.

mentioned

I

love being

my

car

-

I

just

pack the very

I

barely refrain-

ing from kicking her door as I walked by - and hurried to class. But before I got there, I had to pass through the smokers who stand right next to the doors and seem to aim for people with their toxic, death bag clouds of smoke. doesn’t really bother me It though — I’m invisible remember? Please ignore me. The final insult of my morning

occurred while

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I

had

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to grab onto the railing for

to avoid being pushed back down the stairs and smashing my head open on the landing life

below.

None of them They

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went on giggling and laughing, totally unaware of my brush with death — my second of the day if you remember. Have I always been this invisijust

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No. .1 think not. Everyone else has gotten ruder. .

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and what they are capable of

up

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row of four students was heading downstairs towards me, and not one of them would move over to let me class.

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had

through.

Finally the girl finished unload-

got out of

Eventually,

that last

the stairs to

maybe she

me

you’re

on the road?

to breathe calmly.

car or

if

with every excuse'‘under the sun not

make

my

people say

smokwas never ready and came up

I

ing and sauntered towards school.

sitting in

I’ve heard

should be proud of myself Afso,

anger-management

in

not ready you shouldn’t quit

to quit.

in

done

life.

I

me. The driver got out and came around to the passenger side of her car next to my window. She then proceeded to unload her school and gym bags, along

me

my

guess

I

1

far.

mentioned, of money, can say it is

the hardest thing I’ve ever

ing.

now

month

I

surplus

quitting isn’t easy.

I

that

the

a

sure about the people around you

cellphone and

nicotine

besides

was not

was cold

my home.

our apartment.

think

all

for advice

about what was

happening in my home. Your home is supposed one place where you can

in

eyes.

have the right to be a little crabby and emotional after suddenly depriving my body of the I

me

But don’t come to on quitting. Like

Deschamps, my roommate. “All I could see was an ERU guy standing there all decked out in his gear and carrying a huge gun.” The local news station was there U-ying to get the stoi-y and talking to

scared about what was happening in

Not knowing what was going on, 1 was subject to the speculation of the tenants who were gathered outside. Everyone was saying something different. 1 was scared. I immediately thought of my roommate upstairs

my

things can

positive aspect of quitting thus

she

Police were called and immediately began a floor-to- floor search of the

it

littlest

bring tears to

But

lot for

become angry over

to cry or

.something, the

now

took a

it

should go shopping with

I

money I’ve saved. Saving money has probably been the only the

the

of

way, so

I

before

guess

situation.

ness spotted one with a handgun.

What felt like a warm day soon got was not sure cold. really was whether was truly cold or

me

become an emotional

When

treated like I’m invisible?

there’s

I

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completely

was

entered the building and a wit-

building.

got to school.

All the while I’m counting the seconds, just like they taught me

contemplated following close

I’ve afso

wreck.

pulled into a parking spot and another car pulled in right beside

finish

locked our door

men

I

desire

see will also go away.

After

day didn’t get

impatiently waiting for this girl to

events,

emergency response members toting sniper rifles on the prowl for someone with a gun. Two

my

responsible

lockdown.

(ERU)

make him nervous but stopped Good drivers don’t do stu-

miss

I

because our building was under

unit

body. I’d

in time, the

to cat everything

invisible to others

let

homes

This meant that no one was free to leave and no one could enter. Instead, the halls were lined with

my

smoke. To compensate for the loss of nicotine 1 have been eating a lot. Although the celery works some of the time, it seems like I’m never full and that is not a good

and deserving of being flipped

area in front of the door waiting to get in. Unfortunately we could not

anywhere

had can-

1

with a multitude of binders from her front and back seats.

Seeing cops with guns shocks apartment dwellers

get

if

still

And

At least six cruisers, two vans and one unmarked car lined the parking lot of my building on March 14. There were people crowding the

even

cer in 99.9 per cent of

off? I

on the

I

half-turned and gave

I

feel like

any better once

the

in

other

what way was

talk

this to fight the na.sty

Unfortunately

here? In

I

play with

pid things like that.

Michael

Excuse me, but what did

actually had to swerve into the

done

Stacey

now

myself.

Andretti

record-setting day began on

I

Buddy whenever

phone. All of

to

it.

other car.

The

ruder?

watching TV. And,

thing. Hopefully and new craving

of celery while

make me

Obviously I was scared out of my mind and honked my horn

one morning.

A LOT

and

know

think about

took walks after dinner

wanted a cigarette the most.

ate celery,

I

been

I

1

involved smoking. I

craving.s I wish would go away. They’re the kind of cravings that

watching television, talking on the

I

ten-

the

do with myself I realized everything I had ever done in my life had involved a cigarette in some way. Working at the computer,

Have always been this invisible? Or has everyone else just got-

when

all

so,

felt

to

hap-

And

Silly

11

first

I

didn’t quite

what

long have

or

it

at

nauseous

I was barricaded in my car, almost killed, and -practically pushed down the stairs.

Believe

last cigarette

The week was

it

had been smoking almost a pack a day over the past six or seven years. Before that, was one

smoking

p.m.

phone,

I

quitting and

on Jan. 14

I

to quit cold

had never

I

people

to

thought.

was going

pack,

last

telling

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V

2002

a

Fighting

traffic ticket is legal

and easy depends on how much you

“It

By Denis Langlois of us.

to the best

happens

It

believe in your

police officer pulls us over for

speeding and gives us a ticket. But not everyone knows there

when we

are

given a ticket for a violation

we

are options available

According

Mike Burka,

to

Kitchener paralegal

who

“Most paralegals

a

sultations.

special-

In fact, he said his office, Burka and Associates, deals with all

ing infraction.

have the right to dispute

"You

kinds of traffic violations. For example, some people come

he said. "You

traffic ticket,”

are innocent until the legal system

who was

said

a private inves-

being deducted, to major offences like driving without a licence or

becoming a paralesomeone is given a

if

driving without insurance.

have three options. “You can pay the fine, plead guilty with an explanation or file in court with a trial,” he said. ticket they

And even

if

“We Mike Burka, paralegal, helps clients get back

the driver’s seat after they get a speeding ticket. (Photo by Denis Langlois)

in

you did commit the

everyone else.” Although it is a person’s legal

“The justice of the peace may reduce the ticket based on the

the case.”

client’s financial situation.”

often decide

Burka said few people actually attempt it. “Less than five per cent of drivers who get tickets defend them-

options

there

said

can

that

are

still

exercised

be

under the law.

But many people

have

still

He

a

infraction.

traffic

on a

when

strategy or

game

fighting the ticket.

“Speed detectors are not 100 per cent accurate,” he said. “And the

selves in court.”

humans too, so they sometimes make mistakes like

pute the charge because they think the process will be too expensive.

police are

Burka said the process is simple. “When you get a ticket, you

right to dispute a traffic violation,

or any other crime,

said the paralegal and client

plan to use

lin-

gering questions as to the process

of fighting

fight

any offences under the

Provincial Offences Act,” he said.

should talk to someone that deals with traffic violations. They will determine how to proceed with

he

crime,

speeding

simple

with

offences that result in demerit points

tigator before gal,

him

to

proves you guilty.”

Burka,

offer free con-

doesn’t hurt to ask

have,” he said.

be cleared from almost any driv-

any

It

them any questions you may

can

izes in traffic tickets, people

innocence,”

“It

a paralegal.

not have committed.

may

own

could be a $15 ticket, but you have the right to exercise your constitutional rights.” He said the best thing to do when someone has received an unfair ticket, is to seek the help of he said.

A

Also,

some people may not

dis-

But Burka said the price “It

is

not as

some people may think. can cost anywhere from $150

much

as

to $1 ,000

depending on the time

takes

research the infraction

to

it

and the amount of time it takes to defend the client,” he said. Even though some fines are not high enough to defend, he said some people will go to court for

And

for

wondering

anyone

about the percentage of cases paralegals win, Burka said

more than most people

it

is

realize.

“Since we’ve been in business, which is about three years, we have fought about 800 cases. And out of those cases, we have completely lost about five or six of

them.”

The

others, he said,

were

either

cleared or the fine was reduced

and the demerit points redeemed.

other reasons.

Gambling often a tragedy and not a triumph By Sanja

“When

Glibota

were

As Wayne Hoogsteen

circled the

winning numbers on his

lottery tick-

et

May

on

really

2001, excitement

26,

spread through him.

The

lottery

ticket

in

his

I

we

never

expected ' to win,” he

said.

“It

was a

life,

he

affected

said.

of money and I was But it has not changed

my

life at all.”

employee, has been playing the same numbers with nine of his colleagues for more than 20 years. When they won, they could hardy

But gambling has changed the of many Ontarians who buy lottery tickets, bet on the racetracks, play cards and feed coins into slot machines. It has led many of them to the edge of helplessness and desper-

believe their luck.

ation.

retired

lives

sui-

cides in Ontario this year are offi-

compulsive bet-

ting or gambling.

The number of people who gamble

lot

worth $1 million. Hoogsteen, a

Revenue

the addiction with the highest rate

cially attributed to

significantly

pretty excited.

and

is

not

paper only minutes ago, became

Custom

According to an article published The Record on Feb. 18, gambling

of attempted suicide. About 100

which was a worthless piece of

Canada Agency

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“Each of us got $100,000.” However, winning the lottery has Hoogsteen’s

hands,

in

phoned everybody, they

in disbelief

in

Ontario

is at

an all-time high.

The

Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse and the Responsible Gambling Council of Ontario found in its research that five

of every six adults gamble,

whether

it

be occasionally or on a

regular basis.

But Anita Novakowich of Guelph gambling in moderation doesn’t

The odds of winning $1 ,000 a week for 25 years on a scratch ticket such as Cash for Life are two in four million. But, the chances of winning back the $4 spent on the ticket are one in four. (Photo by Sanja Glibota)

said

present a problem.

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MfiJErPIC ini

“I think if people

control, there

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is

have a

little self-

nothing wrong with

gambling,” she said.

“It is just like

smoking and drinking. If you use it in moderation, it is OK.” Novakowich said she won $10,000 on one of the slot machines in

By Sanja Glibota

I

On

average,

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SPOKE, March

25,

2002— Page

7

What’s the sense of the census? By Sarah McGoldrick In ancient times a census was conducted to help make decisions about taxes and the military. In

was used

ancient Egypt the census to

decide

who would

build

the

pyramids. taken

is

a census

and property created by

William the Conqueror.

Times have changed since the first Canadian census was taken nearly

300

years

According

ago.

Canada, households

Statistics

lion

has a population of 190,399, while

increase, or

Waterloo has 86,543. Other interesting facts related

was only

of the

new census include an increase in the number of people living in Ontario. The population has contin-

in

2001

or

First

1

30

to

1.8 mil-

million

fastest

growing

cities

When

the

first

New

Canada

3,215

census was held

in

France was no more people.

its

“Make

to take into consideration before

attending an interview. .Students

the

should remember that this is the first time the employer has met

said.

The resumes have been sent out and the follow-up inquiries have been made, now the only thing left to do is the interview. There are many important things

positive first impression

absolutely essential. Stay calm

and be well prepared and the interview should be no problem.

“Always

research

the

place

where you are going to be interviewed,” said Conestoga College

Employment

per cent of the population in

is

80

now

urban areas. The

majority of Canada’s continues to situate

population

itself

in

this

The

on immigration

officials

Canada ing fast closest

would is

not as fast as

like.

Even though

it

is

not grow-

enough compared to economic competitors.

The 2001 census cost $400 In

remote areas and on native is conducted in

one-to-one interviews. figures,

natural

its

Officer Sara Free.

The census

will include in

opposite and same-sex.

Today

larger

there are five status cate-

gories: legally married, separated but

Interesting facts:

still

The U.S. has 96 million people

owed, or single (never married).

legally married, divorced,

sure to is

questions beforehand,” Free

“These questions are violations under the Human Rights Code,” Free said.

She added that social insurance numbers and date of birth could be given

Some sample

questions

include being asked to

tell

isn’t just the

may

important interview.

experience and career plans. Free said there are certain things that should not be asked such as questions about religion, sexual orientation or status.

the interviewee feels

ers are conscience of this.

a bit

about yourself. You may also be asked to go into detail about work

if

employer is reputable. However, she said most employthe

It

you have a post-secondary diploma $1 0,000, or $20,000

make

questions that are

when

it comes to the Appearance can also

or break an interview.

“Generally dress professionally. business dress or jacket is good for women,” Free said. “Dress

A

like you would on a typical day or one better.” Never smoke before an inter-

When the interview has been concluded, sending a thank-you note is a gesture that will get you

er.

remembered. Format it similar to a cover letter and thank the employer for holding the interview and express continued inter-

“Don’t fidget and always make eye contact. Bring extra resumes and references, this will make you look professional,” Free added. When it comes to concluding the interview don’t leave without all questions being answered. If the employer asks if you have any questions, have some ready. “Find out more about the location and the clients and ask questions based on the information,” Free suggested. “Don’t ask about salary or benefits during the first interview.”

est in the job.

“Make inquiries about whether you were hired about a week after the interview,” Free said. If you are unclear as to why you weren’t hired, call and politely ask why. “Restate your interest in the for ask and organization feedback. Ask how you can make your chances better for next time,” Free said.

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Recruitment

It

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common-law couples of

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million

reserves, the census

Mexico along with the rest of the world. This means it may be unable to compete in the

competitors.

the

country under the age

lags behind countries like the U.S.,

border. Ontario has seen a popula-

Canada,

its

dollars to conduct.

Australia and

global markets as well as

In

country under the age

of 25.

its It

its

Canada has 10 million people

like the

is

growing,

living in

of 25. living in

region and along the Canada-U.S.

1996.

births,

other two-

of the Canada.

Canada’s growth

tion increase of 6.17 per cent since

now

know where the and plan the route so you won’t show up late.” She said it is important to anticipate what is going to be asked ahead of time. “Grab a package on interview skills and try to answer some of

is

area. In fact, nearly

concentrated

Locally the trend has been one of

Kitchener

grow with immigrants seekfind homes in the Golden

Horseshoe

growth.

increased growth.

building

A

ing to

released this year

tion for

to

thirds relied rest

growth through

one-third.

impression can help you ace interview

By Sarah McGoldrick

them.

ued

The census

shows how far Canadians have come. Canada now sports 30,007,094 people and slowing. According to the census Canada is simply not growing from within and is relying heavily on immigra-

to

the

in

Canada.

than

The modern day census from the Domesday Book, of land

Canadians took the survey. The results were released on March 12 and it revealed that Kitchener is one

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— SPOKE, March 25, 2002

Food poisoning can be deadly

Be wary of health news A

By Michelle Goring As

a health conscious society,

keeping track of medical news that states the does and don’ts of a healthy lifestyle has become an important part of many of our lives.

But according to an

article

of people need to become aware of which medical April

the

in

edition

reporter

may

By Mary Simmons Every year

then say oral

estrogen increases the risk of this cancer by 50 per cent. ‘’But that’s the proportional .

Baines,

risk,” said

“The baseline risk has only increased by two in 1,000. So, the risk is very low to begin with and is still very low in women

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2002

— Page 9

News home away from home

Feeling right at

25,

College Homestay program helps overseas students adapt By Reni Nicholson

Despite the choice, Hollidge

many

said,

Moving away from home can be scary.

to college

It

to

go

can be

even terrifying, if moving out for the first time means leaving one’s home country to go to school in

Hollidge

of the Homestay program because they don’t have family or friends to stay with or because they are too fearful of living on part

own

their

from the area, including Waterloo, Kitchener and Guelph, call her, she said After

in a different country.

is

tional student adviser. feel

she said,

But,

of effort in the school

“You’re not

community

it.” it

continually

amazes her how well these

“There’s a great deal of effort in to

make

feel

in

the interna-

students feel

adviser

Hollidge recommends that international students take advantage

pro-

Hollidge favours the Homestay

help ease the potential

program because “the student is immersed in the English language and the Canadian culture.” Prior to moving to Canada, if

of Conestoga’s

gram

to

Homestay

discomfort of moving overseas.

Like anyone new to the country, international

choose

their

must students accommodations.

the

student

Before coming to Canada, students are given three choices on where to live. They can choose

Homestay

Homestay, which matches

in

stu-

dents with local families, college

residence or to find a place to live

on

their

own.

converse before actually moving

Enrolment for international students in the fall 2002 semester is

cations from both the student and

International

the local family.

comfortable

a match, she will then

family’s home.

decides family,

to

find

members of the when I’m at

there, the

the

All

international

student

ily for

From

department will find a local family to match the student’s needs and lifestyle.

up

to

that’s

a

minimum

students

are

of two months.

that point, Hollidge said it’s

the

students to decide

where they want

in

to go home after Canadian family.

had a student want

meeting

their

exchange

students are given a

place

for

if

to continue

63.

Conestoga’s international

2001 to the winter semester 2002. Conestoga’s ratings in Key Performance indicators, annual surveys that grade the college

had

two years now.”

student program to the world.

Hollidge cost, paid directly to the host

family, includes a private

based on the opinions of students, graduates and employers, and outstanding student services and activities have helped get word of the college and the international

bedroom

three meals per day.

Hollidge said she prefers families a bus route, within 30 to

35 minutes of the college. Conestoga’s international student program is growing at enormous speeds.

Many

students

who come

programs.

Though

who come ized

there are

some

students

specifically for special-

diploma

programs

'

.

limited, so

be one of the

first

to submit

deposit your application with a $250.00 refundable year! and make sure you have a great place to live next

Conestoga

Deadline: rONFF.RENCE CENTRE

April 5,

2002

at

Conestoga, many are interested in learning English as a second language, Hollidge said.

of are guaranteeing residence to returning students Conestoga College who wish to live in a new style of residence comfort! is

to

Conestoga from other countries have come as students enrolled in the English Language Studies

We

Space

stu-

dent population has grown by 40 per cent from the winter semester

family for longer than

who live on

are

in

live

staying with their host

home and

in

$550 per

to

paying

one student who’s been “We’ve

in the

required to stay with the host fam-

team of advisers

international

is

on board.”

procedural

applications must be completed.

From

important that everyone

“It’s

very rare that an inter-

together, Hollidge said she’s never

The

student.

a

it’s

month.

home.”Hollidge said this is an important step of the screening process. Though she hasn’t encountered any problems, she said she wants to make sure she has met everyone in the family home to confirm that they’ve all agreed on hosting an international

international student

who

make sure we’re both on the same wavelength, as far as Homestay goes.” From there, she compares appli-

their

comfortable.”

Though

when it was created. While there are about 200 international students at Conestoga Homestay.

“I insist that all

Sheila Hollidge,

she said.

other countries since the early

’90s,

35

screening

preliminary

family be present

the international students

been staying with their host family for longer than two years now,”

in

participating

visit the

comfortable.”

helping

“We’ve had one student who’s

this semester, there are

If there’s

tional

community

helping

stu-

dents adapt. the school

make

to

in

The program has gained support

while they attend school.

to live

national student and the host family

a

there’s

“There’s a great deal

very normal,”

said Sheila Hollidge, an interna-

you

families

“to

“Culture shock

if

weeding

is

basis.

another country.

a freak

said 'she

through the families on a regular

students opt to be a

'IM

Choose Residence.


A store

you on your

to help

way

By Daniel Roth

what they are going through

in

life.

HollyOak its

much more

is

bookstore,

come

all

own.

she

When you

enter the cozy

first

into the store repeatedly,”

adding,

said,

shop the sweet smell of incense tickles your nose, and you will be greeted with a warm smile an employee. The pleasant sounds of relaxation music and tones whisper in the background, and the store's little

all

time seeing

tones create

She

and find something new.” Rula really enjoys her job.

line

spirit.

including:

HollyOak also stocks

tools for

growth and divination such as: yoga mats, pendulums, tarot cards, semi-precious stones and incense.

One might

Jacqueline Rula, manager of HollyOak store specializes

in

a wide variety

think a store such as

HollyOak would not be concerned with advances in technology. But that is not the case at all. HollyOak offers a one-of-a-kind

service to the area, including hav-

room

ing a

set aside as

an Aura

video centre.

By

using the latest in bio-feed-

back technology and a state-of-the art computer system, you can get a photo of your aura and chakra (energy emanating from your body) plus an interpretation for $25.

Bio-feedback technology works like a lie-detector. It

records the energy from your

People love

Silly

of

in

Waterloo, stands

products

in front

of

mind and

for the body,

a new display of candles. The (Photo by Daniel Roth)

spirit.

relaxation

Chinese medicine, aromatherapy, reiki, (healing with energy) intuitive development and philosophy.

body and

translates

visual in the

that

a

into

computer so you can

the journey,” she said, adding, “I

would

call

it

a metaphysical self-

see the various colours.

help store.”

HollyOak also offers a variety of workshops including discussions on angels and guides, an

ety of products so they can help as

introduction

to

meditation,

Rula said they carry a wide

many people

“We

chakras and auras and introduc-

sible so

tion to the tarot.

people, from

Jacqueline Rula, manager at HollyOak, sums up the goal of the

said.

business.

ing for different items.

“We

try to

provide an oasis on

their job of

pos-

can help all sorts of all walks of life,” she

People come into the store look-

What

they buy will depend on

it’s

“What

students might gain from

a store like this, especially during

exams, are techniques for

an

is

their job.

parties

for

He and

family

breathing and

fire

Lastly, there

is

called the Lords of

Latex. “It’s

an original show

to

work

festivals,”

act

is

we

devel-

international busker

Leconte a

physical

comedy in

a bal-

loon competition called the balloon

They

was

it

part

burnt a small area of his cheek

after a- short visit to the hospital

home

with a pre-

company and themselves, Leconte and Franks are happy with the

where they are However, they

also perform a bal-

in

still

the

industry.

have personal

goals they would like to achieve.

For Leconte,

of balloons and Leconte attempts to escape. They charge between $500

formed their acts across Canada, from British Columbia to

and $750 for each show, but also have less expensive shows avail-

Charlottetown, the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and

able for birthday parties and other events.

most recently. New Zealand. But even though they get to

Bookings should be made early because the Silly People are in high

demand.

said.

where the duo participate twist-off.

fire.

After years of working to establish

show. For this performance, Leconte and Franks utilize fire props, such as torches. They also

show

on

only lasted for about two sec-

scription for Polysporin.

fire

a balloon

the fire show, Franks

face

Franks was sent

the

eating into the act.

own

scary moments.

onds and people thought of the show,” he said.

a juggling show. This

fire

we

fun and

the

all

some

Once during set his

variety show requires the use of Chinese yo-yos, balls, clubs and audience participation. Next is the

incorporate

said

embarrass people,

But along with

company perdifferent shows all

first is

nakedness.

this

“We

laughs comes

forms three around the world.

The

in

don’t get embarrassed.”

clown company. The pair learned how to juggle and started small, by at

of

illusion

was so embarrassed,” he

“It

Now

stress

reduction,” she said.”

“I

Silly People was established June 1993 and was originally a

The

at

laughing.

The

oped

and items available HollyOak. services

wearing.

on a sofa. “It’s a livyou could make almost any-

performing and friends.

would from the

students

benefit

one instance, Leconte forgot the second pair of underwear and when the time came all he had was the skimpy pair he was

where.” in

said

definitely

ate

said, relaxing

ing

here.”

However,

a fun job to have,” Franks

“It’s

you were to work anywhere you’d notice people in lineups get agitated and anxious,” she said. “That never happens “If

else

making people laugh

Have you ever dreamt about becoming an entertainer? Or how about receiving a thrill from the cheer and laughter of the crowd? For Silly People Phil Leconte and Colin Franks, entertaining and not only a passion,

“This is a beautiful place to work, I really enjoy it,” she said, adding, “It’s very serene.” She said what makes the job so enjoyable are the customers.

Rula

as possible.

try to stay as neutral as

we

vari-

By Marcy Cabral

bringing a smile to people’s faces

just

HollyOak is not in the business compete with others. “We try to always bring in new things,” she said. “And if we discover someone else in town is carrying what we carry we stop that

books for personal growth and total health of body, mind and

sections

it’s

to

Primarily HollyOak specializes

are lined with books,

they

that

customer is being provided with what they need as they need it.

in

The walls

not

it’s

that the

atmosphere while the lighting is warm and comfortable. It won’t take you tong to figure out the store you have entered is a unique treasure.

each categorized into different

it.”

said

haven’t noticed the item,

welcoming

a

they

“Finally

something we have had the time, and it’s their first

will see

Champa

earth

who

“There are some people

than a

an experience

it’s

world, they prefer perform-

ing at home.

“The Waterloo Busker

completely booked for the summer for Canadian busker “'We’re

Leconte said, adding some people even book them a year in advance for company Christmas festivals,”

loon magic trick and a balloon duel where they fight with an audience member. The show ends with a grand finale called the balloon

During the winter season, however, business tends to slow down so

escape of death. This is where Franks creates a straight jacket out

Leconte

parties.

the

el the

company and

travels

Franks

abroad.

have

per-

trav-

Festival

is

the hands of the audience and there is definitely an art to picking an audience volunteer.

“Any audience member you pick can make or break the show,” he said. you see people who are eager and really into the show then you try to choose those audience members, and you learn to stay away from the If

our favourite for sure,” Leconte

people

“We’re at home and get to stay in our own beds and do what we do best.”

smile, he added.

said.

“It

has the best reputation

among

who

aren’t even cracking a

entertainers,”

Franks added. “You’re treated really well and the

laugh today.

crowds are really great.” According to Leconte, the success of any performance lies in

usually wears two pairs of underwear

During the balloon show, Leconte at

one point, Franks pulls

down Leconte’s boxer

it

would be nice

where he could scout

shorts to cre-

to

own

agency,

talent

and the

operate his

performers would tmst him. But for Franks it’s still about performing. “There are a ties

we

lot

“There’s a

said.

of other opportuni-

haven’t tapped into yet,” he lot

of other work

we

could get, like working on cmise ships or even in Las Vegas.”

For

this

pair,

starting

gradually working their

However, Leconte and Franks remember an embarrassing moment in Edmonton that still causes them to

because

own and

off,

small and

way up

paid but they both agree that being

persistent

is

an asset.

“Don’t give up, don’t get frustrated easily and don’t stop bugging people,” Leconte suggests. “And ideally, you want to be original because if

you’re not people won’t want to hire you.”


Kids have a blast during March Break By Kathleen Deschamps the at children School-age Conestoga College day-care centre proved that even without school, you can still learn and have fun.

During the week ot March 1-15, who would normally be in 1

students

the

Joined

school

elementary

preschoolers for up to nine hours a

day

some March Break

for

activi-

ties.

Samantha Harper, school-age coordinator, teaches children at the

was excited about the

centre and

week’s events. “We now have the kindergartens mixed with the school-aged group. It’s

lot

little bit

a

more crowded, but

a

of fun.”

The school-aged children range age from Grades

in

and are

to 4,

1

from

bused

usually

local

the

March Break,

schools after the day ends. .

For the parents

this

means

a

is

who

Tuesday the ehildren participated in cosmic bowling. On Wednesday, the children

have a cold that

to

came

For March Break, a special activity was planned each day. On Monday approximately 24

after the

extra kids, but there are negatives

many

happened

also

bill

at the

having so

children in such

and get pampered

in

huge

boom

One

people, especially been to beauty salons

is

or

tion.

used

eyebrows, legs or other parts of their pedibodies striped of hair or had

you need

my

had

to

go

to a real

and

nails

same

time.

hair

at the

done, although not

done made me

Having my hair better and having

made me woman.

my

feel

nails

more

feel

manilike

a

Spas provide those services and be more. And they are known to tranand relaxation with associated

There are

because they are historically and places to getaway to when stress environment overwhelm. Gina’s Health and Beauty Spa is one of the lai'gest and most popular spas in Waterloo Region.

Gina

DeCicco

trained as an esthetician in

was

Europe

and established Gina’s Health and Beauty Spa in Waterloo Region in her 1969. She has since retired and daughter Jenny DeCicco runs

the

on Regina

Street in

Waterloo and has recently undergone a makeover. square It has three floors and 6,000 of space to provide more services and the newest technology. Maria Christaka, spa coordinator

leet

you’re done.

Obviously the personal treatment and pampering bring many people to spas.

Christaka believes spas are fre-

aging process.

12 estheticians, regis-

“People want to take care of them-

massage and reflexology theraand two pists and three hairdressers of assistants to meet the demand 80

selves,” she said. at the

who take advantage of Gina’s

facial,

body and

for facials,

and

reason people

hair services.

clients

said.

make

is

for

services offered. facials Gina’s offers six female at $65 starting hour, an lasting about

and one men's facial, $65. Many people think of spas as At strictly about skin care. being

start at

As

also a full hair salon

and colouring

men and women.

Prices

"We

$25.

there are

combos

men,

own

packages.

clientele, said Christaka.

set a lot of repeat customers said. "I think a spa

from them,” she

a much better gift than a materigirlfriend or wife a for

Pedicures are

just

one

of

many

treatments that can be enjoyed at (Internet photo)

spas.

The most expensive costing $285 hours and lasting approximately six bath, includes a eucalyptus steam manicure, facial, wrap, Italian mud pedicure, hair

wash and

style, light

makeup and a snack.The cheapest package will cost you $140 for approximately two hours ot pamper-

Packages are popular for couples, mothers" and daughters, and groups such as bridal parties. Christaka said the Vichy ram shower, which lasts approximately proba45 minutes and costs $65. is treatment. bod>popular most the bly

The main

floor of the spa

cated to the front desk,

ing. at fast

tood

packages at restaurants, there are choose from can clients spas. Gina's and two for women for packages six custom-build or ^clients can their

most of the

its

cited and pedicures, $48. were also popular most as being among the

is

'"We are also more health conmore aw'are of w hat polsun and stress do to our bod-

gift certificate is

well-known

that offers haircutting

huge

Christaka

Although gift certificate redeemers made up are many, they ha\ en t

depends on what peo-

she said. Manicures, $28,

Gina's there

definitely a

ies."

a priority.

“Gina’s facials,”

is

visit spas,

lutants.

who were

get doesn’t just cater to the rich. ’"We she life, clients from all walks of

ple

learn how' to

scious and

Gina DeCicco’s clients in 1969. According to Christaka, Gina’s

said. “It really

same

“And

time.”

“Relaxation

Christaka said Gina’s has regular basis, clients who come on a weekly a year clients who come a few times

services for

spa now. located

and tanning bed. But why do people go to spas? Can’t they get some of the same services at Salons, cosmetic counters and skin and esthetic clinics? They can, but at spas you can get a it, full-body makeover. Think about and body, face, hair, nails, make-up

tered

quility

is

body makeover

overall

the people want to reverse or delay

beauty spa. I’ve never had the expe-

It

tre arena.

the day-

Gina’s will have the machine other at the spa whereas some

cation.

Founder

Conestoga college recreation cen-

funny shapes.”

The week ended with

of those newest technologies

clients

cured

into

care students lacing on their skates and going ice skating at the

“It’s getting

quented more and more because

experience of overall body beautifi-

rience. I’ve

Harry

dren quickly replied,

hair removal,” Christaka said.

do most women, or men know what it’s like to really be pamthe pered? Most people haven’t had

it

(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)

have spas sent clients elsewhere to wave in the service done. “It’s a big

cures, but

get

instruc-

asked the children what they thought yoga was. One of the chil-

reduclaser electrolysis for hair

nails estheticians to have their hair or have to gone probably done. They’ve

yoga

tor

in Europe,” she said.

women,

Many

To

The

his best impres-

does

exercise.

spas are just as luxurious as the

“We

North

in

America.

have

instructor for an hour.

child

sion of a tree during a

technology and services available.

fast-paced society. Their have roots are in Europe, but they

today’s

a

a special

got

Gina’s said spas have really gotten big since Gina’s opened in 1969. She has Kitchener- Waterloo thinks caught up to Toronto in terms of the

Health and beauty spas are a great

made

children

at

Hiller

to relax

The

yoga lesson from a qualified yoga

school dressed as their

costumes ranging from Potter to Minnie Mouse.

Spas provide an way

to

A

Thursday was the day for exercise.

favourite television character, with

children had the chanee to visit the

a confined area.

By Lisa

(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)

positions.

community centre and see the On Funky Mamas perform.

day.

end of the year.” Harper enjoys looking

yoga

always being passed around, and it can go from child to child,” said Harper,

an added cost.” said

Harper. “It gets added on to the

to

into

are

“Illnesses

childeare.

“There

themselves

little

has to be spent on

money

extra

stretch

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to

gifts.

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of Gina's receptionists agrees.

Theresa Mcfarlane has two kids and full-time but said she would often if enjoy being pampered more

works

she had the time.

"Spas are definitely a great idea. she said.


9

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Conestoga College on March

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N'SYNC

Infinity,

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broadcasting student Matt Ruiss.

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the

other guys and working with them.” Nick Esposito,

March 2000.

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was

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front

of the group, Justin Ruiss.

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man

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Matt Lynch, soon to be 19, and Nick Esposito, 19, wrap up the group nicely. Neither really has

17 years old. "I choreograph

all

the dances myself with some help from the rest of the guys,” he said. The younger Ruiss has just started performing with a dance troop in Toronto called Culture Shock. The three-song set included popular N’SYNC tunes and physically demanding dance moves. They opened with I Want You Back from the band’s self-titled

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the future.

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representatives,

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1

makes a grand comeback

Celine By Tannis Wade Celine Dion is back in business. There was standing room only at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on

March

According

March 4 when Canada’s own

34-year-old star wasn't singing

Sales of the

Samantha Sang brought

motherhood and finished the show with a slide show of her son. She was obviously overjoyed by being a mother and loves every minute of it. Entertainment reports everywhere are talking about her extreme candor when it came to her son. She

ed to be good as well. According to an article

He

expressed his interest about

working with Dion

Much

“I've

life.

to the charts in 1977.

also

hit

tunes, she spent the evening talking

about her son and her

the original

singing Beauty and the Beast.

article in

to a

ner told the audience stories of

Brian McKnight came out of the audience to join her for a duet

stage after a two-year hiatus.

the Toronto Star,

boss,” she said referring to her son.

song

3 for Dion's return to the

to

new

in the future.

of the show was dedicated beginnings.

The theme was back onto

missed you so much,” Dion said to

referring to her journey

crowded audience. “Thank you for making it very special for me.” Accompanied on stage by fellow performers Destiny’s Child, the

and her new family with her 14-month-old son and husband/manager Rene. the stage

the

dio album was released in 1997 and

group performed the song Emotion from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The Bee Gees and

“I’ve

got a

new

young

boss, a

The

five-time

Grammy award

win-

was quoted saying, “No matter how hard I work he still shits on me.” Her new album entitled A New Day Has Come will be released March 26. It was recorded in a Montreal studio while her son^was in a nearby playroom. Hec last stu-

sold 28 million copies worldwide.

new album

Toronto Star on March

are expect-

5,

in

the

Dion

will

be one of the most talked about attractions in Las Vegas. She made $ 100-million US deal with Caesars Palace to perform 600 shows over three years in a new cola

iseum-style showroom.

The month

TV fea-

as part of a primetime

ture called will

Hollywood con-

taping of the

should run^as early as next

cert

A New Day Has Come. It

be aired on

CBS

and CBC.

By Daniel Roth

to pick

and choose what you want to do

on your birthday. Whether

Records released the Canada on Sept. 16, but have now teamed up with a major U.S label. Sloan is just one of the successful Canadian bands that has signed

it

be to

with your family you will be happy.

you

An

this

-

week. Be

don’t do anything silly which jeopardize could something you’ve worked hard on.

March

Luckiest day:

10 years. So far their If It Feels Good Do It vibe has been a sellout

31.

O all

January.

be in school or

and

May, and Germany and

will also tour the U.S. in

Sloan

will

return

to

Canada by May,

summer

festival.

England.

song

According to Sloan’s National Publicity and Artist Relations manager Sean Cordner, they should be back in Canada by May, just in

single in

Good Do It is a hit Canada, their new sound-

album

release the

time for the

in

summer festivals. As

of

now, Cordner said no performances have been booked. Sloan’s song If It

It

Feels

won Video

recently

Good Do

of the Year

at

Music Saint John, N.B. on

the 14th annual East Coast

Awards held in Feb. 3. They led

Group of

six

of the Year,

the Year, Entertainer of

SOCAN

the 'Year, the Year,

pack with

the

Album

nominations:

Songwriter of

Rock Artist/Group of

the

Year and Video of the Year. “Sloan has sold 26,500 records in Canada,” said Cordner. “They are halfway to gold.”

The new album Sloan’s

off with

classic-rock-like

thrash, but takes

er

starts

its

guitar

fan into anoth-

world when they slow down

the tempo.

ing a

new record

something wall,” Scott.

done,

tend to go into makthinking, let’s do

completely

said

“And then by it’s

away from

off

the

drummer Andrew

basically

the time

it’s

one notch

the last one in terms of song structures and styles.” Although their infectious rock

If It

just

in

After a long struggle things are

working in your be able to persuade people into doing what

going to

start

favour. "You are going to

May 20

rewarded for

will be

of your hard work. Whether in

Feels

make fun of them it’s

for thinking

Between the

X

You

your

weeks. But for this album the group started to explore and bring in new elements to their sound, such as computer home recording software, drum loops and more importantly, time. Having over a year and a half to produce Pretty Together let the group stir their.cre-

may seem

man’s

another

whose objective

on and

in

girlfriend is to

destroy their

relationship.

Singer and bass player Chris Murphy wrote the lyrics, but the

foursomes combined talent is what makes the song come alive. “It’s my favourite song on the record because it’s the most collaborative,”

said

Ferguson.

Jay

vocalist

and

guitarist

“It’s

came up with the melody, Andrew made up the guitar riff that goes all the way through it and then I made the

Patrick’s chords, Chris

demo

my

for

it

at

home

on

ative juices

collaborative

a

into

melodic record with killer tracks. “Our mindset was to have more fun with this one, because we didn’t have anything to lose,” said guitar and vocalist Patrick Pentland. I think we work best when the deck is

is

Sloan’s typical quirky and sarcas-

were set aside for this Harlequin romance track. “It’s kind of like Take It In from Smeared (1992 album). But there’s no punchline or joke to it. It makes me embarrassed to talk about it,” said Murphy. “I’ve got such a repulyrics

with two

hit singles,

“This band

new record

signing with a

the specialness out of

But

the

if

show people

me

to

every-

want our band

some of shouldn’t

they’re kind of waiting for

I

to

be huge,” said Ferguson. “When I was growing up I liked bands that had their own comer and niche and when they got really big, it took

and when people hear

song,

basically

is

thing to me, and

tation for being a smirking bastard, this

»

music

in

music’s

matter,

and

good I

that there’s

Canada.”

Capricorn:

22

Cancer: June 22

work you may

-

find

your

answer if you ask someone for

March

30.

his

Aquarius: January 20 February 18 someone in your life is being

If

really

him or her get under your

let

Luckiest day:

their

28.

short tempered, don’t

do

anything to provoke them. Don’t

or her help.

March

down

July 22

on an issue •

feel a little

week. Don’t hesitate to ask a

friend for support.

Be careful not to spend your money frivolously. You may You’ll

December

-

Luckiest day:

week.

26.

January 19 With the pressures of school and

this

find yourself stuck

March

mood

skin;

will pass.

Luckiest day: March 27. - August 22 going to catch

Leo: July 23

U.S. label and touring worldwide.

computer.”

it

is

Luckiest day: March 27.

Someone

definitely stacked

for having released a

everything

like

to start

week.

fortunate

falling into place.

this

this

June 21

For the next while

life.

stacked against us.” Sloan’s deck

-

several different opportunities in

Bridges was rush-produced in six

move

be

will

The song is ab'out a love triangle. The song takes the side of the to

21

be able to choose from

to

single status.

man who proceeds

your favour. Things you have

in

been waiting for are going Luckiest day:

May

Gemini:

November

22 - December 2 The winds of change are blowing

happening

enough

serious.”

Sloan’s last album

just hit

be

to

Sagittarius:

it

your personal

time for the (internet photo)

The Other Man

ing song

tic

“We always

You

-

life,

will

follow that with an April tour. They

Taurus: April 20

good things are going coming your way. Luckiest day: March 25.

currently taking a break

in Australia,

-

November 21

Luckiest day: March 26.

Christmas in New York and Boston and they have just finished six live shows in Japan in before

album

Scorpio: October 23

flW

you want.

last

its

for the

becoming closer

are going to

conscious of your every move,

trademark harmonies and skilled songwriting have produced six albums over the

of

good

you are single

April 19 authority figure will be

watching over you

whose

is

while. If

Luckiest day: March 31.

March 21

Aries:

U.S. for April 9. And that is only the beginning. The band consists of four Halifax

ready for the March release

in a relationship things

next

little

-

to a friend.

in the

to get

you are

go out with your friends or be

RCA Records, along with Nickleback and Sum 41. RCA has scheduled the release of the record

natives,

If

are going to be very

with

Sloan

Libra: September 23 October 22

'

Murder album in

the best choice.

Luckiest day: March 31.

Happy Birthday Aries! You will have the luxury

Pretty Together worldwide.

make

your

use

things

different

Week of March 25-31 Canadian rock band Sloan is preparing to take their new album and

US

(Internet photo)

logic to

Canada

winner, recent-

inked a $1 00-million

ly

deal.

By Vanessa Laye

since

Grammy award

HOROSCOPE

Sloan goes worldwide BMG

Celine Dion, a five-time

it.

that

want to good

still

your attention

may

leave

is

this

Pisces:

week. They

you feeling a

little lost

February

19

-

March 20 If

you and a close friend

find

and discouraged. Make sure they

yourself in an argument, do your

know you

best to end the bickering. With

are not happy.

Luckiest day:

March

time you will be happy again.

27.

Luckiest day:

or September August 22 Virgo:

You

March

30.

23 Daniel Roth

are going to be cele-

is

journalism student

a second-year

who has

brating something this week. If

ied astrology

two friends each want you

ant issues fo’' three years.

to

do

and other

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SPOKE, March

Condors

play well, despite loss affair

By Jody Andruszkiewicz

the end

losing cause. However, he

noted two key factors that con-

Defender Rob Dietz was in net as Condors were missing their regular goaltenders. Johnstone had high praise for his goalie saying Dietz played well considering the

He

was

game

with

an

injured

a

7-1 loss

on March

forward

avoid an IFC player during

tries to

draws so much attention from

at

recent

Winter

appalling judging

(Photo-by Jody Andruszkiewicz)

14.

other players

he frees up other

Condors for scoring opportunities. However, even if the Condors had Djokovic, Dietz on defence

and their regular goalies, they would have been in tough against IFC.

The

first

half

was a fast-paced

Shannon

that

Despite the score. Conestoga didn’t look out of place playing

sport in a

its

troubles.

But buried underneath ail of the bad publicity are a few shining stars

work hard to represent their more positive light. Elvis Stojko is one of these

IFC. They played smart and even though they

skaters.

allowed seven goals, the Condors

coming

to an end,

fighting for goals

staying

power

Even Johnstone

said

it

was hard

coach against IFC, as he has coached the majority of the IFC team in the past. “They want to show the old man that they can beat him,” Johnstone added about IFC’s play.

no ques-

there’s

tion that the sport

time.

in

the

Olympics,

McBride has had

grit

the

After

into the corner, all of IFC’s goals were scored crisply and beat the Conestoga goalie cleanly every

to

ankle.

Johnstone said missing Djokovic hurt because even if Djokovic is on the floor and not scoring goals, he

scandal

until the whistle.

A Conestoga Condors

reputation.

up and dominated. They didn't waste anything. From passes to steps, the IFC team was strong. And while Conestoga's lone goal, scored by Mokaedi Maikano, trick-

showed

created.

a sport with a

less than spectac-

of the half though they

ular

soccer

strong defender with a strong shot In addition to their woes, leading scorer Bojan Djokovic sat out the

Figure skating is

at

were certainly still in the game. However, it was the second half that undid the Condors. IFC turned

against

also said having

Dietz in net took something away from the defence as Dietz is such a that a hole

for a

led

loss.

the

circumstances.

the building

it

his team’s efforts,

Condors’

home

The Condors were down 2-0

was exhibited on March 14, as the Condors played IFC, comprised mostly of Conestoga alumni. Condors coach GeolT Johnstone

tributed to the

finally left

goal.

great display of soccer ability

in a

has

Elvis

of the

a picturc-perlect

player to strike the ball

opponent.

even

highlight

pass into the middle for an IFC

soccer against an incredibly strong

was pleased with

the

game coming on

Even though they lost 7-1, the Conestoga Condors men’s indoor soccer team played some I'anlastic

A

with

— Page 15

2002

25,

Though

amateur career is he had incredible

his

for 12 years, while

keeping true to his personal style. Though he may have suffered for it,

Stojko was never a typical male

His first love was martial arts and his physique reflected that. Rather than trying to be something

skater.

he wasn’t by catering to the artistic judging requirements, he used his unmatchable power to break technical records.

Girls’ varsity By Jody Andruszkiewicz

translate into goals as the

Trying to do too much with the and sloppy play were the

Conestoga Condors women’s indoor soccer team lost a game they should have won. story as the

ty of

can play better than the effort they

showed, especially in losing to a team with no subs. “They were quite motivated at the beginning of the game,” Keller said of the Condors play in the first half However, that motivation didn t

opportunity as they played

and getting about

five

good scor-

ing chances.

the

Keller was disappointed with her team’s efforts, saying the team

first

very smart soccer, keeping the ball away from their opponents

Playing against the Northern Girls on March 12 at the recreation centre,

Condors had plenty of players yet looked sluggish against an opponent with no substitute players. Condors head coach Elaine

Condors

half up only I-O. It could have easily been a very lopsided score at the end of the plenfirst half as the Condors had

ended the ball

soccer season over

Yet the Condors were their

,

own

worst enemy. Despite seriously outplaying their opponents in the first half, being too fancy with the ball and not putting away scoring chances killed the Condors.

While the first half was dominated by the Condors, the second half was an entirely different story.

The Northern

Girls

seemed

to

allowed

the

Girls

game

in trying to close

it

to

anteed gold. Stojko’s success drove

men

jumps

out,

But besides

“and they’re

cer.

“But that doesn’t give them the excuse to lose the game.

long program.

new

standards for

War.

(varsity) season

out there to have fun playing soc-

in the

as seven quadruple

World in winning medal Championship competition. He has won six medals, the most of any male skater since the Second World

looked as if the Condors were trying to have fun and enjoy the

over,” Keller said,

many

Stojko also set

it

is

Olympic Games

in this year’s

to land as

they just didn’t have enough time to do much with the game. Rather,

game. “They know the

successful-

forced to reach for higher technical excellence. Fifteen years ago, a successful quad jump practically guar-

scored a couple of weak goals on goalmouth scrambles. While the Condors put some effort into the last few minutes of the

first to

quad-double combination jump in international competition in 1991. After setting this high standard, Stojko followed up with a quadtriple jump in 1997. Male skaters have since been

be" refreshed after the break because they totally shut the Condors down. Strong passing, good ball control and taking advantage of the Condors sloppy defence

Stojko was the ly land a

College forward runs up the court as a Northern Girls defender gives chase.

A Conestoga

(Photo by Jody Andruszkiewicz)

ties,

his incredible abili-

he has represented Canada as

few other

athletes haN'e.

The 30-year-old was seen

as

something of a father figure going into die Salt Lake Games. He spoke

whole team when he said Canada w'as going to “kick some butt." And Team Canada complied with its best Winter Olympics

for the that

pannapacmi

o (^LU vi p JxSlLiiLi low much? /r* 1/^

How often?

in history.

When

the

scandal

judging

aaainst pairs skaters Jamie Sale and David Pelletier threatened to

cheat them out of Oly mpic gold. Stojko campaigned for a new

judging system. He thinks technical marks, rather than artistic, should determine a w inner in the event of a tie. This way the skaters

have control over

who

wins, not

the judges.

Of course, none

of that

is

surpris-

s

past tech-

Though Stojko plans

to retire

ing. considering Stojko

nical pursuits.

after

Championship

we yet.

year’s

this

in

World

Nagano. Japan,

haven't seen the last of him He plans to continue skating

professionally and use that freedom to pursue his signature martial arts

moves.


— SPOKE, March 25, 2002

Page 16

AL This article

of

Sports

Major League divisions and how

Baseball's six

cuts into hitter’s

power numbers. At first glance

each team looks heading into the 2002 season. Players have report-

ed

to spring training

and

looks solid.

Bartolo Colon

The Cleveland Indians have been team of the the powerhouse American League Central Division to

stranglehold on the

coming

The

Indians

be

have some - although

still

suffered serious

few seasons -

injuries the past

their hitting that has

is

may

title

pitching

some of them have

show

their

to an end.

promising

it

and

10 years

signs of weakness.

pitching

ing

but

has been considered the Indians’ future ace for a

few years now but

has never had the overall consistency one expects from an ace. His numbers in 2001 - 14-12

Bob Wickman, who

er

saved 32

games few save opportunities

season despite losing a

last

John

to

The

of the pen

rest

thin but if

is

should be okay.

Royce Clayton

The only bats left in the lineup to make pitchers cringe are first base-

allow promising rookie Joe Crede

man Jim Thome and

third.

Burks.

hitter Ellis

Thome

designated

hit

49 homeruns

last sea-

starter.

Roberto Alomar -

1

begun

to

Chuck Finley was signed

Gone

is

free agent contract before the

to a big

28 homeruns despite also missing

-

to protect

Burks

2000

is

who was

traded

him.

another aging player is a wonmanaged to

He

should displace soft hitting

derful leader and

Rowand and

in sick rather than face them.

Unfortunately for the Indians, they forgot to consider that he was

hit

37 at the time he signed the longterm contract - the age most play-

has more power than virtually any-

Chicago way up -

the other hand, the

White Sox are on perhaps ready

this

their

year to overtake

team

the Indians as the elite

in the

ers

retire

or see

their

numbers

The Sox have that the Indians

now

lack and they

have a group of impressive young pitchers, despite trading

And

lineup

solid

the

away

three

of them to acquire one solid veter-

an pitcher, Todd Ritchie, in the

decline

they

Finley

did.

posted an 8-7 record with a 5.54

ERA

as

starter in

number 2 2001. He won’t get much the

Indians’

C.C. Sabathia

is

one of the most

come

the

along in a while but there are a few

dark horse team in the central. They faced possible contraction in the off-season but survived and have one of their best teams since

warning lights flashing despite his 2001 rookie season that saw him go

the earlier 90s. Their rotation

are

from one to three with Brad Radke, Joe Mays and Eric Milton and their hitters are finally coming around with Corey Koskie. Doug Mientkiewicz and Torii Hunter leading the charge. The Kansas City Royals made a few improvements over the winter - most notably Chuck Knoblauch but they still have a way to go is

solid

before they are contenders.

The

Detroit Tigers

are

doubt be relied on heavily

I

knew

Sheila,

HELP

also

went

able to injury.

The Sox

at

2001 sea260 pounds. A

late into

games

- something Sabathia has struggled

seven pitchers to

Lorenzo Barcelo and Antonio Osuna'- are back with the team this season but can not be relied upon for much after missing

much time. Mark Buehrle

so

after

leads the rotation

going 16-8 with a 3.29

20QL He is followed by

ERA

Danys Baez moves from rotation

and could be a pleasant

surprise in only his second season.

The bullpen

is

anchored by clos-

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last

season.

Howry man but

is

with

4.69

a

an above average set up

he struggled

ERA

last

but

Life

Is

ERA in 2001. He

15-11 with a 3.94

rebound.

Mays could be an

ace on Other teams after going 17-13 last

Joe

ERA. He

season with a 3.16

young and should continue

15-7 with a 4.32

solid

2001

is

to get

short, ^et

1

10 RBIs should

improve

who must in

2002

ERA

in

mess and

a

the

up and

step

Royals

to give the

hope include Carlos Febles, Mark Quinn and Dee Brown. The Detroit Tigers have an unspectacular but promising rotation going

Weaver was 13-16

Jeff

season

last

ERA

and

should improve. Steve Sparks was impressive after bouncing around from the majors to the minors for a

number of

years.

He

went 14-9 with a 3.65 ERA. Brian Moehler pitched in only one

game

last

season due to injury but

should return healthy

at

some

point this

season to help round out the rotation. took over the

finally

closer’s role last season after struggling to realize his potential.

He

saved 22

games but had a high 4.82 ERA, especially considering he pitches in a large ballpark.

He

should be watched

carefully early on. If he struggles the

Tigers could be in trouble.

The lineup

is filled

with average to

above average

slightly

Canadian third baseman Koskie leads the group of promising hitters.

Rob Pick and Bobby Higginson lead the way although

He

realized his potential last sea-

their

26 homeruns and driving RBIs.

Torres and

First

baseman Mientkiewicz last

103 also

season with a .306

He must conpower numbers

average and 74 RBIs.

improve

his

he hopes to stay

Promising

while slugging 27

field

homeruns and

driving in 92 runs.

Other players Christian

to

youngsters

Andres

Omar

Infante are proba-

away from being ready for the majors. Once they are though, their speed and solid defence should help point the Tigers in the right direction.

at first base.

and played a dazzling centre

be ham-

bly half a season

Hunter rounds out the impressive trio

will

power numbers

pered.

in

hitters.

Dmitri Young,

son, scoring 100 runs while hitting

if

35 homeruns and

of the same in 2002.

Cressend will be relied on heavily.

more than 20 homeruns, led by the likes of Frank Thomas, Jose Valentin and Magglio Ordonez. season with an injury and should

was a

team lacks a closer. LaTroy Hawkins saved 28 games last season but most were in the first half and he self-destructed in the second half with a 10.70 ERA. Middle relievers Eddie Guardado, Bob Wells and Jack

tinue to

last

2001. Expect more

in

Matt Anderson

potential to see seven players hit

of

24 homemns

to a .306 average,

and 101 RBIs

.

is

1999 but

in

but had a respectable 4.08

broke out

all

memory

ers.

by young pitchers. The White Sox lineup has the

Thomas missed almost

Beltran had one of the best rookie

seasons in recent

into the season.

season

should

Sweeney leaves via free agency 2002 season, the Royals are

provides a lot of quality innings and leadership for the other pitch-

The bullpen

collection of youngsters will

on base.

Hitters

For the first time in years Minnesota fans have something to be excited about. Radke is a solid ace, who went

ing savvy. Despite that he

return to previous form. Expecting

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become above average

would suggest. He also can pitch a lot of innings - something the Sox

round out the starting five. The bullpen has two solid relievers in Keith Foulke and Bob Howry. Both are capable of closing games but Foulke sees the majority of save opportunities and recorded

The most hope comes from hitters Mike Sweeney and Carlos Beltran. Sweeney batted .304 in 2001 with 29 homeruns but drove in only 99 runs - mainly due to a lack of runners

producers.

of the bullpen will be rounded out

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at bats

Eric Milton throws the hardest of

Like the starting rotation, the rest retiree

them gets fulltime

the three, but possesses less pitch-

need with so many pitchers

ERA last season

but did save 28 games.

Luckily for the Royals he rebound-

who

will

less-than stellar 4. 12

then struggled terribly in 2000.

pitched better than his 11-15 record

the

bullpen to the number 4 spot in the

be

to

better.

Ritchie

him and he posted a

years are behind

ed

returning from injury.

doing.

the warning signs.”

lost

season ending injuries last season. Four of them - Jim Parque, Kelly

into the

he hopes to work

Thank goodness

new y

this sea-

pitcher must be in prefnium shape

that they are playing in a spa-

thirsty.

they could

and promising but thin and vulner-

rotation.

Closer Roberto Hernandez best

after the

in

excited about.

overall.

in

son weighing in

another

have something

either of

young

If

assortment of average pitchers

round out the

really in trouble.

more than anyone

is

An

years Minnesota fans

fails to

Wunsch,

son.

if

contact

he

get.

time

first

another

The rotation is abysmal. The top two starters project to be Jeff Suppan and Chad Durbin. Suppan went 10-14 in 2001 while Durbin was 9-16.

If

Branyan rocked 20 homers in only 315 at bats but struck out 132 times while managing only 73 hits

Indians’ pitching staff he will no

was always tired, always

“I

ERA.

Sabathia has pitched a lot of innings for a young pitcher — which often leads to arm or shoulder injuries - and with the state of the

at

team destine to struggle in 2002. They still haven't figured out how to build their team around pitching

now

17-5 with a 4.39

He

in baseball but

The White Sox pitching

heralded young pitchers to

The Minnesota Twins

make

better than that at age 39.

off-

season.

one else

Jeff Liefer

For the

else in baseball.

decline.

division.

28 homeruns and bat .280. Long-ball hitter Russ Branyan

Aaron

youngster

time

playing

Indians’ saviour.

On

to

Ordonez will patrol right field, armed with a new long-term contract, and should be able to improve on his 2001 season that saw him hit 3 1 homeruns and lead the Sox with 113 RBIs. He also added 25 stolen bases and a .305 batting average. Also watch to see how much

with injury problems but

ui for

hitting.

will

season and was suppose to be the

still

Kansas City fans are

season of bad pitching and average

the chance to crack the lineup at

powerful lineup that could cause any opposing pitcher to call the

shortstop

at

rookie Michael Cuddyer.

'

still hit

time with an injury.

- were solid but not good enough for a numbef

ERA

third

shortstop,

Paul Shuey and Ricardo Rincon can stay healthy then the Indians

son and drove in 124 runs in but he will be hard pressed to repeat those numbers without the likes of

with a 4.09

- including

field

2002

in

not be out of the question. Valentin bounced all over the

base and centre field - and

Rocker.

the Indians’ start-

the regu-

lar season begins on March-31.

for close

park that

cious

the fifth in a series

is

outlining

six,

team race

Central a three

watch include

Guzman, Luis Rivas and

It

looks to be a three-team race

for the Central Division

title in

2002. The Indians have the experience but the White Sox and Twins’ youngsters are

coming on

strong.

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