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Graduates helps

Sniper arrests don’t stop the fear

others selflessly Dianne Roth gave

Looking over one’s shoulder at gas bars has become a way of life.

up her time to assist humanity during a seven-year trip to

Diabetes hurts the young too Being diagnosed with diabetes has

the Ukraine.

Monday, October

changed the

2002

28,

many young people

lives of

Conestoga College, Kitchener

34th Year

— No. 22

Halloween dos and don’ts Tips include exercising caution on the big night By CARLA

SANDHAM

glamorous or sexy.

slaying on sidewalks and checking

“Cinderella, southern belles and

Witches, ghosts and goblins will

llappers

and gangsters are

still

be on the prowl Thursday night.

quite popular costumes,” Hilborn

But what are most likely to be knocking on doors this Halloween

said.

are superheroes.

Cam Shop

in

of

superhero theme

He

this year.

is

really popular

attributed this to the

recent screening of Spiderman.

Tom

co-owner of Maskerade Manor in Cambridge, which also sells and rents cosHilborn,

tumes, agrees. “It

(Spiderman) has sparked a

renewed interest in superheroes, such as Batman, Robin, Catwoman and Superman.” Besides the classic superheroes, Tizzey said Shrek is a new addi-

costume collection

tion to his

this

Halloween. Hilborn added the media influences a lot of Halloween costumes. However, he said little interest has been shown in Harry Potter, Star Wars and Lord of the

Rings costumes. However, he said almost any costume is “in” if it meets the proper requirements. According to Hilborn, guys prefer costumes

which don’t include tights or Spandex and requires them to carry a weapon. Girls’ costumes, on the other hand, must be

Two Bv JULIE

pretty.

still

has

mojo again

its

this

As

makeup

for

and

masks,

Hilborn said people are becoming

more adventuresome with makeup less interested in

He

masks.

and prosthetics, which are makeup techniques used in TV shows such as Buffy and Star Trek, have grown in popularisaid

latex

ty-

However, Hilborn added, “Wear

Jim Kolb, a public education officer at the Kitchener fire

decorating their First,

properly and

made of

is

fire retar-

dant materials.

And

avoid masks where Kolb, because a

to

try

said

possible,

mask could block

a child’s vision.

Additional safety tips for trickinclude carrying a flashlight, travelling in groups.

or-treaters

“We

have 250 to 300

loops,” said Matthew.

“We

started

it

on Sept.

he said, place jack-o’containing

lighted

15,” said

can-

home and away

the home should be lit using battery-powered lighting, such as flashlights.

home

safe for all the

make your little

ghouls

and goblins. To do this, remove all items around the outside of your house

rules. fits

driv-

from any flammable materials. He added jack-o’-lantems inside

reflective tape.

sure the costume

homes and

dles outside the

fall.

make

the

those

for

ing Halloween night.

department, offers some safety tips to consider before you dress yourself or your child up for Halloween. For trick-or-treaters, Kolb suggests wearing brightly coloured costumes or decorating it with Also,

recommends

guidelines

Secondly, Kolb said

what’s comfortable for you.”

the centre.

How’s your Halloween spirit? If it is low, look no further then the Doon Daycare Centre for inspira-

too often ruins a time of

Therefore, he

lanterns

brothers

GRAHAM

all

celebration,” Kolb said.

following

year.

and

“Halloween should be a time of due to careless

fun, but tragedy

actions

Tizzey added the Austin Powers’ look

The Costume Cambridge, said the

Tizzey,

treats.

could cause children to trip or Also, turn on outside lights. “Be extra ''^- r^ful when driving,” said Kolb, who added children are excited and may forget safety that

motorists to pay and slow down while driving Halloween night. “Costumes, pumpkins, treats and haunted houses are all part of Halloween,” Kolb said. “But peo-

He encourages

extra

ple

attention

must recognize

associated

with

the

this

dangers

holiday

in

order to prevent tragedy.”

fincJ

Halloween

up in the Scream movie costume for Halloween. “And it took us about

Braden,

who wants

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

rom Hilborn, co-owner of Maskerade Manor on Queen Street in Cambridge, offers a large selection of scary and extravagant cosiimoc fnr rpnt Fnr additional ohotos. see Paoe 8.

to dress

a

week

who

is

Oct. 3

1

to

do

it,”

added Matthew,

thinking about staying in

and handing out

treats so.

spirit

can eat more candy.” Nemec. a supervisor at the centre, said the boys volunteered to decorate and have had a

“then

I

Violet

great time.

w'anted

to

She said the brothers call Guinness World check if their chain

tion.

Records

Kitchener brothers Matthew and Braden Faulkner have taken over decorating one of the centre’s

was the longest in the world. "We checked and the longest was something like 50 miles, she said. According to www.guinnessworldrecords.com. the longest paper chain w as made in Texas in 1998. The chain had 584.000 links, was made in 24 hours by 60

Halloween with first. Matthew. 9. and decided to start a paper

playrooms designs. At

Braden. 7. chain for the smaller kids attending daycare. Made out ol loops ot

black and orange paper, the two had the chain wrapping around the entire "It

just

for

in length.

far

said

fun."

little

called the decorating. "Boys' time goal in the morning." Their No.

"Next vear (Photo by Julie Graham)

1

to.

i^m."

"Gel the chain around the

the chain, the bovs used slapies and construction paper

Daycare Centre. and Matthew Faulkner hold the paper chain they created at the Doon 250 to 300 has chain their said and playrooms of the one decorate The brothers volunteered to

Braden

said Matthew.

trom

the chain

readv to do for you." said Nemec. The brothers both enjoy five-pin bow ling and hope to decorate for Christmas and N’alentine's Das.

attend the day

care for a half hour in the mornings and an hour alter school,

was

when

reached around the entire room. enthusiastic. very "They're Anvlhing you ask them, they re

children.

The boys, who

from the record. Nemec said

they were pleased

Matthew, who also said they wanted something that was Halloween themed, but not scary tor the

was 83.36 kilometres Although the boys were

people, and

playroom before long.

was

to

(left)

loops that

line

the entire playroom.

Fm

too old to

come

might be able to come back and help said Halloween, for out Matthew. to the day-care centre but

I


News

— SPOKE, October 28, 2002

Page 2

for students with learning disabilities sdf

Program

we

of disability services, believes

By HALLEY McPOLIN The Conestoga College post-secaccommodation support strategies program, or PASS, is all

are just beginning to see the impact of the project. "We have seen that

who

attended that

ondary

those students

and ready summer.

one week alone are way ahead of the game. The benefit of the Learning Opportunities Project will be seen for years to come.”

to

set

PASS

is

be inaugurated

this

four-week summer starts at the beginning

a

institute that

of July and

is

targeted to students

who

with learning disabilities

are

heading to college. The objective of PASS is to allow for a smooth transition

from high school

“We have seen that those students who attend that one week alone are way

to col-

ahead

this past

"camp”

disability services

a continuation of

May. That summer one week, but

lasted only

were so positive

results

necessitated

that

it

study.

further

Although nearly $3 million in government funding ended along with the project, Conestoga was granted further funding specifically for

PASS. Marion Mainland, co-ordinator

anxiously

waiting for the approval of two

more applied degrees. "We’re getting antsy,” said John president of Conestoga College, at the Oct. 21 College

Tibbils,

Council meeting. "We'd like to get the answer.” The college submitted two applied degree proposals, a facturing

program and an

manuto

the

Post Secondary Quality Insurance

Board

in

PASS

Students enrolled in

will

not only be given an assessment, but will also be supplied with one-

on-one guidance with a learning disabilities counsellor, given an orientation on campus, plus have a

introduction to recourses

full

Information

of

officer

tion

Technology Services, eight computer labs will make up this cluster, which will be located on the first floor of the C-wing. The construction of the lab cluster will be completed from July to August. Gibson said each lab could hold

(computers) but that

40

stations

it is still

under

If

the

“We’re getting antsy. like to

get the

answer.” John

its

Tibbits,

president of

Conestoga College

are

approved Tibbits said they will be up and running by the fall of 2003. Also discussed at the meeting was the

continue to be monitored after

The

has been designed to ease disabilities

learning skills adviser to fine-tune

students the technical

and learning

including training in the

-

lab.”

Twelve

to

high school stu-

15

dents will be invited to participate in

PASS program.

year's

this

According

to

Conestoga’s learning

disabilities institute proposal, cri-

involved

teria

in

selection

the

institute in Ontario, avail-

of a formal psycho-educational assessment report including

services department provides stu-

dents

the often-difficult changeover stu-

learning

development of a future cluster

1B20

is

computer

a 45-station lab.

while

classroom 1B21 is

Room

a 30-station open access

lab.

The

other 25-station open access lab in the Sanctuary,

is

which Conestoga

Students Incorporated (CSI) sponsored. Altogether that’s a total of

100 new computers in these labs. Along with the new labs, almost all of the computers in the school with upgraded been have

Windows XP and

with the assistance of an

employment adviser whose to discuss the possible

different

in

disability

Computer updates have been happening around the school. Three

open on the new computer first floor of the B-wing. Room labs are

computers with

new

And

will

come

optical

mice

in next year, in

every

lab.

with next year’s 540- to

630-square-metre expansion of the

areas

of

confidence in themselves and their

accommodate

future success.

employee.

According to a recent survey done with former students with learning disabilities, 82 per cent indicated the main area affected by their disability was an academic while only

setting

believed

per cent

13

had a negative impact

it

in

Thus

the

far, results

potential

of the program

have been positive and with the addition of the four-week PASS

program

this

summer, new students

with learning disabilities coming to Conestoga College can be confident they will have

all

the

same

the workplace. This suggests the

advantages and opportunities as

most important time

other students.

to present stu-

Learning Resource Centre, the software

computer

services’

department

is

move

new E-wing

to their

ready to

getting

location.

The issue of book lists being put on the school’s Web site was

“This

is

an important

in

do everything our power to make we’ll

the door, and that for those

these feasible.”

brought up by

Bob

should be a top

“This

make

these

also

added

Jon

Olinski,

who

addressing a new policy on cellphones in classrooms.

should stu-

Tibbits said.

He

a safety issue,” said CSI

had a

list

it

Tibbits

dents and we’ll do everything in our to

difficult

in the office

feasible,”

thinks

be a major focus. "This is an important issue to

power

it’s

brought up the issue during the constmction of Tim Hortons. Most council members agreed that this was a problem and discussed the issue of moving it or Student Services to another location. Further discussions about the situation will take place at a later date, along with

priority.

agreed saying the book

is

President

who

who work

to get out.

Evans, from the

school of business,

due date such as March, in which book lists had to be in, putting the list on the Web site wouldn’t be a problem. Another big concern at the meeting was the Tim Hortons’

Student Services, students won’t come in if people are blocking

issue to students

and

way

lineup that blocks the Student Services doorway in the morning. According to Carol Gregory of

Tibbits

same level. But the changes aren’t over. Gibson said Pentium 400 and 500

is

they need to be successful in college, but also provides them with

program not only gives, knowledge

past, this

labs.

to the

role

impact of a

employment. This includes considering what procedures would be and employer student taken, responsibilities, and what equipment, if any, would be needed to

Office

According to Gibson, the graphic design program received 36 new computers (iMacs and eMacs), with upgraded programs to bring both the second and third year computers

stu-

have graduated from their respective programs. The disability

gram.

with

of the program do

results

dents

encounter when moving from secondary school to post-secondary. From what has been seen in the

XP. The school has also increased the number of Internet-enabled

latest.

two applied degrees

from the student describing why they would like to attend the pro-

Mainland of the program. "They will also get a full course credit and have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the

Microsoft

negotiation.

have been pushed back to or Nov. 14 at the

issue.

students get their assessments done early,” says

ability

of the curriculum themes

form for students 18 years of age The program also asks for a personal letter of 250 words

or younger.

dents

in the college.

minister in China until Nov. 8, the

1 1

is

ondary

management

organization on Oct. 15, but with

Nov.

PASS

include: admission to a post-sec-

Some

need would be during school, where as in the workplace the pressure and time restraints of assignments, tests and exams are not an

PASS

the benefits of

“One of

tive technologies, or literacy lab,

expected formal results from the

results

programs.

co-op

in

be

will

and services including the adap-

We’d

May.

Tibbits and college

who

success course.

skills

architec-

technology program,

tural

enrolled

their study strategies

of computer labs. According to Richard Gibson, the chief informa-

By VANESSA LAYE is

_

(PLP) and workplace accommodations for those students

dents with the extra support they

applied degree programs could be on the

Two more College management

game.”

co-ordinator of

the Learning Opportunities Project, a four-year research study that

ended

of the

Marion Mainland,

ing disabilities and to identify any may face

potential barriers students

is

nology training, learning strategies training, development and completion of the Personal Learning Plan

learning

specific

disability,

are: adaptive tech-

Students will also be given a full credit for the strategies for student

lege for those students with learn-

more quickly. The program

summer course

secondary school transcript with an average of 60 per cent or higher and a signed consent

diagnosis of a

be included during the

will

that

that if faculty

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: SELF-ESTEEM tike “She has high self-esteem” or “He has low self-esteem.” don’t think anyone can be categorized that simply. We all have strengths and weaknesses and our attitude toward these affects our self-esteem. Reactions to low test marks vary from “J didn’t do well on this test" to I’m stupid.”

Talking about self-esteem, people use phrases I

How you regard your relationship skills, personality, job and school performance, body image or sexuality all impact on your self-esteem. This influences how you view opportunities and limitations. For example, do you avoid social situations fearing others won’t (ike you? Do you avoid new experiences because you anticipate failure? You can grow

in self-esteem by developing confidence and strengths from within. Selfesteem doesn't change overnight. It builds slowly by taking care of yourself, developing support and intimacy, setting realistic goals and learning positive self-talk. The objective is to accept yourself and acknowledge your value as a human being.

You can read about

self-esteem, talk to

a counsellor or attend an upcoming group

in

Student Services.

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

It’s

A message

from Student Services

(Room 2B02)

for

you

Brooke Stewart (left) and Abtin Mansoub, sales managers for Professional Communications Inc., show off the cellular phones they were selling for Telus in the Sanctuary on Oct. 1 7.


,

News — Design contest could send students packing SPOKE, October

\)

By VALENTINA RAPOPORT

28,

Page 3

2002

Matt Miller, a third-year graphic design

Conestoga

Third-year

instructor, said contests such as the Agfa contest are important not because of the prizes, but

College

graphic design students are being

asked

be creative and express

to

themselves through a design

because they help students create

that

portfolio material.

The students arc taking part in the Agfa Young Creatives Contest 2002,

for the contest. If

could win them a

Europe.

trip to

“We lio

piece

where they must create a package design as well as a tin can label and

Miller

sticker to market a wristwatch.

has

asking

for

colour Him,

its

students

designs

that

moments

in their lives.

represent

it’s

not a portfo-

not

involved,”

is

the

first

time the college

been involved in an Agfa packaging design contest. In the

is

company’s contests have of photography or graphic design rather then package past the

incorporate

to

we’re

.said.

This

company

Agfa, a manufaeturing

known mostly

don’t go into contests just

consisted

special

The designs

design.

meant to express “the TIME of your life,” (according to the contest are

The contest will .select four platinum winners and 10 gold winners.

“We, as a course, have been in Agfa worldwide contests for a number of years now and we’ve won platinum twice - which means best in Canada.” .Miller said

Platinum winners will be taken to

referring to past photography and

Europe

graphic design contests.

involved

rules) to advertise a wristwatch.

in

2(X)3

attend graphic

to

design workshops and trade shows

where

designs

will

be dis-

The designs

will

also

their

played.

Past

be

both

printed as the product’s packaging

and the students

will

receive four

free wristwatches, a graphic design

book and

a

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

Kelly

a third-year graphic design student, works on a package design she plans Young Creatives Contest, where students can win a trip to Europe.

Stillar,

the Agfa

Gold winners

Award will

winners will have their work displayed on the Agfa

Kelly

certificate.

receive one

wristwatch and a graphic design book. Both platinum and gold

Web

site.

ic

Stillar,

Students were given the project

a third-year graph-

design student

at the college, is

excited to take part in the contest.

“The chance to win an overseas trip to Europe for free, what student doesn’t want that?,” Stillar said.

during the

Couch

R y IZABELA ZARZYCKA

on the

could touch the lungs after putting on a pair of gloves. “The drug and alcohol abuse

Grades 7 and 8 on Oct. 1 7 approximately 190 public

fair for

school kids in attendance.

The nursing

students are finish-

last

semester and will

ing

their

other

was

healthy.

The

groups and each group was respon-

a straight line just as a

fair,

said the nurs-

sible for teaching the

young

stu-

dents the proper ways of staying healthy.

Each group had

15 min-

utes to present their material.

Some of the presentations covered drug and alcohol abuse, smoking and healthy relationships.

in

I

*

drunk per-

that.”

said most of the work was done during the summer.

Couch

The

are used

contest

is

mandatory for

all

to short deadlines.

third-year graphic design students

“There’s no more stress than normal because of our (usual) heavy workload,” she said, adding. “Busy is good in this industry.”

and optional for second-year students in the program. Winners will be notified during the second week of November.

off

with the CSI

that last an entire lifetime. v, and the thousands of people you have It's the activities you participate in experience. chance to meet that make traveling such a worthwhile , , ^ isn t about student a as traveling More importantly, it's vital to note that student along the way. Rather, travehng as a to excess at the final destination and you learn while you are relaxmg. where activity cultural is supposed to be a Year s Eve or Daytona for Sprmg Admittedly, traveling to Quebec City for New at the same tune it is. Break isn't particularly a cultural experience. But Instead, they have heavy drinking. of Travel companies don't plan hours or days experience the p ace and about and out get activity schedules where people can alcohol. they are visiting without the focus being on for everyone. Obviously the biggest isn't locaUy even or abroad However, traveling expensive nor are they extremely me^enfactor is cost. These trips aren't overly :,udents need to pl^ ahead to major expense sive. Going away as a student is a for expenses while on as weU -v money to go as .

if

Putting on the fair took a lot of planning and hard work, but

individual work, students have some very interesting answers. I’m sure,” Miller said. “It’s

will

dru^g

they were pulled over by police. Couch said, “The kids

loved

week and

sent to

Spring Break. New Year s Eve and for The CSI has trips to Montreal and Quebec City available for destination. favoured the Spring Break, DajTona Beach is incredibly strong friendships People who go on these trips together often devek

drinking and driving.

son would

ent projects in a

won platinum and were

Belgium.

or amazing party you went to that will Sometimes it's not tliat remind you of your time at college. yourself Maybe, just maybe, it's that trip you took with your classmates or even by Conestoga. at here time your of moment that might be the defining Year's Eve or Every year, the CSI offers a variety of trips you can take for New

group had a neat idea,” Couch said. The group got goggles and put 'Vaseline over them to represent

ing students were divided into 12

ordinators at the

week of October

Take

students

The goggles showed students the way a drunk person would see. Then the students had to walk in

graduate in December. Sandi Couch, one of the four co-

Pioch.

awesome paper

said each group thought of ways to get their infor-

mation across. The group that did smoking brought in two pig lungs the damaged, and dark one was

tered nursing students put

.Mark

From tlie Sanctuary

interesting

This year’s annual health fair at Lincoln Heights public school in Waterloo was a rousing success. The Conestoga College regis-

first

and must submit their designs via e-mail by Oct. 25. According to Stillar, students in the program work on three differ-

Health fair a hit at local public school

with

to enter into

framed Agfa Young

Creatives Contest

students

1999, and Cathy Grant, in 2001.

'

ensure they have enough trip. Far too often students

.

^s

.

who

,

sure they have enough

plan to go aw^

druix. .uuo and buy souvemrs. to get to their destination and back, need food to survive and not eatmg People important. very is Eating on these trips into a horrible experience. is a fast way to turn a great trip ^ > they bring money just in case they get sick^ sure make to need also Students make sure that a student s Health insurance can be purchased at a low cost to

money

health is well taken care of. ^ meant to scare students off o Explaining some of the hazards of traveling isn't srre that our students who do travehng. Instead, the CSI just wants to make travel come home safely. * about on some grand adventure thi So if you are planning on heading out and make sure you have everything school year, just do a httle bit of research and

you need

to get

home

safe.

-Jody Andruszkiewicz er CSI events progra

mm

-

(Photo by Izabela Zarzyeka)

^andi Couch, demonstrates changing bandages on a dummy. Couch was a co-ordinator at the health fair at Lincoln Heights public school

in

Waterloo on Oct. 17.

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Commentary

_ SPOKE, October 28, 2002

HOW WARM IS YOUR HOME?

New

hydro rates unreasonable this are still in

Chances are people reading

shock over

their latest

electricity bills.

And

it

likely

is

many

a

hand has hovered over the heat

(especially those unlucky people

hydro consumers weigh giant

dial this fall

with electric heat) as shivering

electricity bills against

wearing a

ski

chalW

jacket to bed.

cK<xH^fr

The price of hydro in Ontario is at a ridiculous rate. People all over the province are freezing in order to afford their regular lifestyle. Other hydro customers - especially seniors on fixed budgets are

GOT

I’VE

finding they have to cut back on things like social activities, gro-

TO AGREE

and other “frivolous” areas just to keep from having their radios drowned out by chattering teeth. Rates in Kitchener have soared since Ontario Hydro was deregu-

WITH THIS

ceries

March

and Kitchener Wilmot Hydro adjusted its retail rates residential energy charge was raised to $0.0715 a kilowatt hour in March and climbed to $0.0777 in October. Further clouding the picture is the abundance of charges on the new hydro bill. The number has jumped from three to eight. These lated

1.

The

new charges

ITS

GUY... >

f

PERFECT

IN HERE!

include a debt retirement charge, transmission network

charge, transmission connection charge, wholesale market charge

and a standard supply administration fee. The government should set up a 1-800 number just to help people understand their bill. But, that would just give them an excuse to add a ninth charge to the hydro

bill.

The Ontario government

have blamed the hefty

Energy Minister John Baird lengthy summer. They want us -

have cooled

Eves and

particularly Premier Ernie

-

ter

off, the prices will

bills

on a

hot,

believe once the air-conditioners

Sniper changed our

average out and not look quite so I

But what one has to remember is not everyone has air-conditioning - many low-income families simply can’t afford the luxury but heat or electric-generated straight is whether it everyone has heat, gas heat that requires hydro to run the motor. The problems won’t end after this winter either, according to the Independent Electricity Market Operator (IMO), which was responsible for issuing the numerous hydro-consumption warnings this past summer. A panel group with the IMO has already warned the public that unless things change within the hydro industry soon,

Ontarians

may

liability

summer of 2003. past summer was the unrein Ontario. The Pickering

face brownouts and blackouts in the

Another problem

that

cropped up

this

of two nuclear power plants

nuclear plant has been shutdown for

five years

because of financial

and health concerns. The Bruce nuclear plant had one of its reactors broken for the entire summer. That caused the government to import hydro - at a higher cost - from other provinces to meet demands.

There

is

no guarantee

that these areas will

improve anytime soon.

media in Ontario has not covIt may be surprising to some and vigour as they might much vim with as crisis hydro ered the that the

normally with other stories of similar importance or widespread effect on readers. The main reason for this is because Toronto Hydro charges their customers a

flat

fee for the entire year and

many have

may

am

very well be that the only thing heating up around here this

worried.

As

I

wrote

CNN was reporting on the

this,

down

14th vic-

vulnerable.

States.

By

print time,

had been made

two

found asleep in Frederick,

at

after

want other places like that in our society,

being

but

Md.

six

and was linked by

tics to

The

1 1

seems

nity,

ballis-

five or it

a target of opportu-

like

a target of convenience.”

Today,

of the shootings.

I filled

my

car up with gas

and looked around for spots a sniper could be hiding.

U.S. residents reeling, and changed

It

was

experts say serial killers

to

be caught.

It is

part of their

sick fantasies. However, Dr. Barry

disagrees.

“I’ve evaluated thousands of criminal

defendants over the years and

can

tell

that

to get caught,”

sniper the

you

The

was

he

said,

adding the

killing “for kicks.”

scary part

is in

order to sus-

have

tain that feeling, they

buying gas, getting groceries or

locations and times of shootings

even simply being outside.

that has

become bolder and increasingly brazen. The behaviour that excited

The pure

terror

one

felt safe

sniper did not affect

me

until

I

Ed

read

ice stations

.

.

.

fear.

another country,

made my

shootings alfected us

Gross, vice-president

many of his random

live in

hair

stand on end. Unfortunately, the

have

of the American Snipers

the killer has chosen to

I

the news headlines

an article in the National Post a ago.

embedded me with

Although

caused by the

to

Justus the Sept. 11

commit so

all.

We now

worry about copycats. terrorist

changed how

attacks forever

we

view the world, so did the sniper’s

attacks at serv-

There are probably

killing spree.

It is

difficult to

walk

them the

first

exciting for It is

inal’s

difficult to

the eighth time.

understand a crim-

mind and method.

not be the last time

type of crime. others don’t

make

to

time might not be as

them

But what we do know,

may

I

people don’t want

pure randomness of the sniper’s

their lives forever.

Association, stated, “It’s no suiprise

winter will be the controversy surrounding hydro prices.

And

Rosenfeld, a clinical psychologist,

think of having to

one place for four or

minutes gassing up a vehicle,

just

sniper’s reign of terror left

No

when you

stand in

a roadside rest stop

A Bushmaster rifle was found in their car,

Most

Opinion

were taken

on Oct. 24,

into custody

and not

store,

hand with a feeling of anxiety.

Washington area. John Allen Muhammad, 41, and 17,

impossible to walk

pumping gas now goes hand-in-

Graham

sniping spree that terrorized the

John Lee Malvo,

It is

glance over your shoulder.

Julie

arrests

three-week

in the

a street alone and not feel

and from a grocery

to

tim of the sniper in the United

week

yet to see their charges jump. It

life

is

that this

we

see this

We have to pray that

become

copycats, and

us relive the reign of

terror.

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— News v^onestoga grad bakes up success by the dozen SPOKE, October

By CARRIE HOTO

A

28,

Page 5

2002

hayride around Baden and look at Christmas lights. Last year the event was completely booked. This

Conestoga College graduate dream by owning her

fullllled her

year the special dinner takes place

own

the

first weekend of December and everyone on the hayride will choose his of her favourite house in Baden and the winner of the “best house” will get a free breakfast or dinner from Teddy’s Bakery. Christmas isn’t the only special

teddy bear bakery.

Stacy Waters and her husband

Ryan opened Teddy’s Bakery and Castle View Variety in Baden in 1998.

The

variety

which

store,

is

attached to the bakery, olTers: postal

occasion celebrated.

and photocopying serv-

service, fax

Teddy’s Bakery also provides a romantic atmosphere for Valentine’s Day. “We put candles on all of the tables and have fondue,” Waters said.

centre and groceries.

ice, lotto

graduated from Waters Conestoga College in 1997 after completing the two-year food and beverage management program.

“They

(Conestoga

me

trained

One of her favourite things to make are wedding cakes, ‘They are

College)

many ways. They

in

always different,” because

touch on all aspects of the food industry,” she said, adding, “1

tried to

had a

goes

man-

serving, kitchen,

little

allows it

gets a lot busier,” she said.

it

Just a few

accounting and marketing

aging,

it

her to be creative. “Each year as

weeks ago Waters had to wedding cakes in one

experience.”

make

The small bakery and cafe has a warm, comfortable feel with teddy

weekend. She has one full-time employee and 0 part-timers. Waters also offers co-op place-

bears

around the cafe.

all

“I collect

teddies,” Waters said. That its

There Boyd’s Bear wall hangings.

Bakery.

wooden

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

name, Teddy’s were also three

the bakery got

windows

cafe display

1

how

is

and

crafts

was

it

set for

complete with autumn colours. Waters, her husband and 17month-old daughter, Zoey, live

everything

“We

ly-oriented.

and work

place,” he said, adding, “It is a very secure feeling.”

not easy

It is

work

to

run a bakery

Mmmm, B y KATE

What company has

its

homemade

the oven,

own

and

in

Kitchener on Nov.

This doughnut haven started back

when Vernon Rudolph

1937,

began selling his doughnuts to local grocers in Winston-Salem, N.C. As the popularity

time passed, so grew of its hot glazed doughnuts and well, the rest

is history.

The doughnut company, which opened its first Canadian store Dec,

1

2001

1,

in

Mississauga,

now

248 stores across North America with plans ol opening

has

another 32 locations President and said

the

in

CEO

decision

Ontario.

Roly Morris

to

come

the next logical

Canada “was

into

move

before venturing into other parts of the world."

Monis familiar

thinks that Canadians are

with

Canada has to the

the

product

and

the ’’most similarities These are in.

market we're

two main reasons why Krispy Kreme has expanded into this

the

\\’hy

new

ideas for the

my

dad and two

home

sisters.”

Waters and her family are very

community

oriented.

time volunteer

Ryan

what he studied

is

a part-

which

firefighter,

in school.

He

is

a

member

Waters offered a bit of advice to students wanting to follow in her footsteps. “Be prepared to put in alot of hours and always be open to

they are both

new

For Christmas Teddy’s Bakery offers live music with roast beef and Yorkshire pudding for supper,

ideas.”

Waters passion has always been food industry. “I can remember as a young child baking with my mom,” she said. Waters added

in the

of the Optimist Club and

members of the cham-

ber of commerce. Waters said they are always thinking of new ideas to get the community involved.

It is

said.

of the variety store.

Although his wife

from Krispy Kreme, she

is

with a special dessert to follow. After dinner all the guests go on a

busmess leader to honour Mac Volsin a Kit^ener This scholarship has been established franchises. of chain Shop Meat and entrepreneur, who founded the

M &M

ly worried about its opening. She has heard the doughnuts at Krispy Kreme are better, however,

Award Criteria:

Hortons has better coffee. In addition to the

Has entered

.

a few

weeks

aso and Morris said the response was “overwhelming." He said the purpose of these job lairs, which take place before every store openmunity

to

September 2002_direc^^ firom high school into

l^ag^^t

Analyst

was held

ing, is to attract

their first year of studies in

Admini^anon Ac^unung, one of the following programs; Business Planmng or Computer Programmer Fmancial Studies, Marketing, Materials Management,

ated 150 jobs. fair

Scholai-ship

good dough-

opening of Krispy Kreme beneficial to the extremely will be. community, as the opening has cre-

nuts. the

A job

^^

three stude^ registCTed is awarded annualfy to given Conestoga Collie. The award will be at program Business of any three-year who: and resident permanent or snident who is either a Canadian Citizen

The Mac Voisin

Tim

that

believes

Desnoyers

people

in the

come and work

com-

at

• . •

Has achieved an

overall average of

80%

in

Grade 12

subjects;

years of high school; Has demonstrated leadership during the past two or in the commumty. school high in either demonstrated volunteerism

Has

Value of Award: .

The value of the award

is

$500.00 to each of the three recipients

the

Guidelines for Submission of Application:

stores.

an

Morris thinks that Kitchener is "attractive market" and is positive the store will be well -received by the

community.

In addition to

opening stores

Kitchener.

Windsor

in

December.

.

Provide your

ill

be

in

own

letter outlining

reverse) activities that

i-

j

j demonstrate leadership and ,

your

your volunteer work

in

the next store opening,

stated that Kitchener

Complete the application form (See

.

Canada, Krispy Kreme is looking and .Asia at expanding into Europe within the next few years.

Canada

marks Provide a transcript of your High School documentation to Janecn Hoover, supporting all Submit your application and

SCSB, Associate Registrar, Awards/Financial Aid, Deadline: Thursday, •

Oaober 3 1, 2002

ambitious,

Ryan. Teddy’s Bakery is open Monday to Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and is located on 55 Snyder’s Rd. W., Baden, Ont.

out,” said

THE MAC VOISIN SCHOLARSHIP

not real-

is

she sometimes needs a little motivation. “She sets high goals, but is scared to take the first step. But, as soon as I give her a push she goes in with both feet and doesn’t come

here.

Tim Hortons’ employee. Tiffany Desnoyers, said even though her store is less than one block away

to

Currently Waters and Ryan are working on plans to double the size

Scholarships

with stores such as Tim Hortons and Second Cup already

stiff

it

money

you don’t enjoy the

if

program, she

Bursaries

,

beneficial

a lot of

throw away,”

is

store.

was the next logical place to build. However, competition will be

Kitchener store, w

store in

think of

subsequently, he believes this

ket;

after the

open a

Moms

tortes.

1

In

country.

^ ^.Int.?

for

at

know how

me.

to

not only has a “vibrant market,” but also an “optimistic” real estate mar-,

19.

in

was

doughnuts

up? The answer is Krispy Kreme. The American franchise is set to open its third Ontario store at 800 St. S., in

the displays with

to prepare for the lunch rush until p.m. when she makes batters and prepares tortes. At 4 p.m. she starts the kitchen cleanup. In between 5 and 6:30 p.m. she makes dinner for

three minutes can produce enough doughnuts that, if stacked, would be as tall as the CN Tower? Give

Ottawa

fills

At 8 a.m. she restocks shelves and prepares breakfast. At 1 1 a.m. Waters begins

doughnut theatre, a hot sign that are tells the community doughnuts

coming out of

tries to

At 7:30 a.m, she prepares to open the store and

VANDEVEN

D.

no

preservatives in anything.”

are very fami-

nice being able to in the same

It is

raise a family

bed at 8 or 9 p.m. Then as the day comes to a close Waters looks over paperwork, advertising and

she loved, “Experimenting

to

homemade, except

is

the soup,” she said. “There are

above the bakery and variety store. “I like it, because my family is all together.” She also likes being able to walk downstairs to work, instead of having to drive. agreed.

her family. Finally at 7 p.m. she plays with Zoey until she puts her

and variety store. Waters starts her day at 5:30 a.m. by making doughs nuts, breads and muffins. “Almost

were

fall,

Ryan

ments. “I

Stacy Waters of Teddy’s Bakery and Castle View Variety in Baden stands in front of a display filled with doughnuts and tarts. The items are baked daily by Waters who owns and runs the business.

In the

there

three

Doon Campus.


.

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News

— SPOKE, October 28, 2002

a good wine

How to choose Bv STACEY McCarthy

2.

Zinfandel

-

*

offered in rose ver-

sions as well as powerful reds.

Are you interested feel

wine, but

in

3.

overwhelmed when confronted

with

all

different

the

people don’t

and

types

know where

4.

Many

brands? You aren't alone.

Merlot - a round, full-tfavoured

wine.

Syrah/Shiraz - dark, peppery

wines.

to start

5.

Pinot Noir

their wine selection process.

spicy wine.

However, an excellent way to begin your search for a wine is to first decide whether you are a

mixed

to

tastes in

smoother,

produce deeper, richer

both Bordeaux wines (a mix

of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and

Cabernet Franc) and Champagne (a mix of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay).

while others chose the darker, richer flavours of red wines.

While

But don't be afraid to test many different brands of each in your search - it will help to broaden

it’s

commonly thought

Many people where

your spectrum. After narrowing your choice to red or white, you must also choose eties

lighter,

different varieties are also

These

white-wine lover, or a red one. Many prefer lighter white wines,

between the many different

-

cJon’t

the

know wine

to start their

selection process.

vari-

best wines

of each.

France, more

come from

planted white wine grape, produces

wine connoisseurs are claiming that isn’t always so. Californian wines are among the top-rated in the world, and Niagara

a full-bodied (rich) wine.

Peninsula wines are also well regard-

White wine varieties (as listed by The Guide to Californian Wine) Chardonnay - the most widely 1

.

2.

Sauvignon Blanc - a

ed.

lighter,

Red wines 1

Canadian

in hot

crisper wine.

tle

Cabernet Sauvignon - the most

widely planted red wine grape, a

of

ice

wine

in particular is

demand worldwide. A $20 it

can

sell for

and more than $300

$90 in

in the

also want to add to your

bodied wine.

U.S.

you may

list

good wine

is

no easy

are pro-

Veteran wine drinkers say a

feat.

Spain, Italy

- Always before

and Australia. wine Veteran Grenouilleau,

in

Bernard

taster

author of the Great

of Wine, says there are three

mind when deciding if you've made a good choice in your

things to keep in

swirl the

wine in your glass aroma. This

the

testing

more of

spreads the liquid over

the

exposing a greater portion of

glass,

1

.

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Sight

bright light.

with a whiteness tinted slightly You should steer clear of those dark in colour, or with a strong yel-

clear,

green.

low

Grenouilleau says the smells of dif-

the top-rated

the world, and Niagara Peninsula wines are

Your

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to

some even

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SPOKE, October

28,

2002

— Page 7

Local breweries offer unique tastes By JANIN E

TOMS

Formosa

truck to

and easy drinking, Moore said they cannot keep the dry ale in stock.

for bottling. Last

Brick produced 75,000 hectolitres oi' beer, with one hec-

year the

We’ve all got our brands. We all know what tastes good, but what does

make what’s

take to

it

in

tolitre

Brewery in Waterloo is attempting to sway beer drinkers away from the competition and get them to try something new. Jim Brickman founded Brick Brewing in 1984. With eight

One hundred

in the market.

warehouse and

a

Production manager for six

years,

MacNaughton

Jamie

how

essary sugars

for beer.

ingredient

hops,

is

gives the beer

added

its

is

plant

is

to 5 C.

for

have been a popubottling beer at

on Parkside Drive

The beer

is

for

ties.

got

in

The

Andy Moore, manager for three and a half years at Mister Beer U Brew, explains how they produce beer for customers’ home con-

then

The keg is hooked up to a hose that sends the beer through the filter and into a spout that the customer is able to pour into individual

vious year could return to eaith. Unfortunately, there are no reli-

documents from

that

the era available and so many of “facts” on the ancient Celts are

from old legends. As disagreement as to

whether the Celts honoured or feared those spirits.

Jvlany historians and neo-pagans claim that the Celts believed that on spirits

were allowed

to

roam the earth and possess bodies of peothe living. Therefore, the Celtic ple to

used^o put out

make

the spirits. in

their hearth fires

homes less inviting to They would also dress up

their

scary costumes, noisily parade

around their darkened neigbourhoods and cause destruction to scare the spirits

^

away.

However, not everyone this

view.

Some

shares

experts say the

Brick Brewery has three tanks for processing beer.

Brick’s

beer

is

produced

at its

in age from university students to retired people. Due to the turnover of the wort.

Customers range

Mister Beer

U

All of

the

Waterloo location. preservatives,

Brew does not use

which can leave a

slight chemical taste. “There’s not a bottle flavour to it like commercial beer,” said

Moore.

and 100% smoke-free For healthy food choices, food safety restaurant. Contact the Waterloo seating, choose an Eat Smarll at 883-2253 or Region Comiminity Health Department

WHW. eatsmart web. net

unlatched so the spirits, who were perceived as guests of honour, had

died throughout the pre-

and cap. The Brew has about 30

bottles

The

Eating out tonight? Make a smart choice.

Bridget Haggerty claims that the Celts left their doors and windows

between the worlds of the living and the dead were weakened and so the spirits of

plastic

Mister Beer U steady customers, which amounts to 10 to 25 bags of wort per week.

returned spirits were not feared but honoured and fed. Irish writer

night, the boundaries

(Photo by Janine Toms)

cloudy.

sumption. One batch of beer makes 144 bottles. The batch of beer costs $90, or 63 cents a bottle. Offering seven varieties of beer, dry ale is their most popular brew. Mellow

observed the festival as well. Samhain, the ancient predecessor of Halloween, took place on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The Celts believed that on that

Samhain, the

bottling process starts with

ond, more refined filtering is done, removing any small yeast particles, which would make the beer look

claim that Celts in the British Islands of other parts

is

then pres-

number

Some

a result, there

is

of times.

was called Samhain (sow-in) and was held by ancient Celts in what we now know as

extracts

The beer

drinks and can be reused a

festival

mere

flat beer.

then trans-

now you’ve

It is

the mysterious roots

able written

is

that

of Halloween, we must go back in time over 2,000 years and observe the Celtic “festival of the dead.”

who

The bagged wort

sanitizing the bottles. Then, a sec-

By PETR CIHACEK

people

This keeps the wort from

surized with a carbon dioxide tank for two consecutive days.

bottled on

ancient Celtic festival

Ireland.

said.

beer, three litres of

ferred into a keg, and

eight

Halloween finds roots

The

take the guesswork

Moore

for soft

days to age. Filtering and dispensing beer into kegs takes place at their Waterloo location and tVve rest is sent by

To uncover

the

time.

same ones used

tles are the

to

in

we

every

fermenting again. After two weeks, a filtering system is used to remove any impuri-

the premises into either one-litre or 500 ml plastic bottles. These bot-

ferment the sugars, and in short, you have beer. The process takes six days to ferment and eight

added

choice

Kitchener.

brew and the

cooled. Yeast

eonsistenl

for

long as

in plastic bottles as

years, located

The next

bitter flavour.

to the boiling

mixture

a

is

kept at a standard temperature of 3

U Brew

water to produce the nec-

main

wort.

its

Mister Beer

has three tanks for beer production. store a mix of multi-bar-

the

yeast are added to the 47 litres of

the

would produce

Plastic bottles

brew house

home-

already mixed

customer by

To produce

popular.

lar

is

MacNaugton

bottle.

glass

product it’s

wort

stays cooler than the conven-

said the Brick

the process works.

Mister

that of a

The bag then sits to ferment one week. The wort is then moved to the cold room where it is

tional

The tanks ley with

it

and

out of things,”

said the plastic bottle is

difference between

The premix ensures

“Basically

in

bottles.

the next thing for beer. “It

and

Beer at the Brick is made at its Waterloo microbrewery, which is defined as a brewery that produces less than 100,000 hectolitres of beer. In Waterloo, the

wort

wave of the future in beer for sure.” The plastic bottle doesn’t break

Toronto sales

office.

16-ounce

MacNauglon is

the

for

Brick

Brick Lager beer

its

is

plastic

and twenty-six employees later, the Brick boasts four locations, a Waterloo microbrewery, bottling production in Formosa, a Kitchener

that

is

branch.

Brewery

set out to find his

employees, he

increased sales by 56 per for

The

U Brew

Beer brew

cent.

The newest launch

the

at

the production of beer at

after being reintroduced into stout bottles this spring. The stubby Red

Cap has

beer arrives

the

out yeast.

beer.

Brick

explains

When

Mister Brew from head office, it comes as a bag of wort, beer with-

litres.

The Brick has 15 varieties of The brand Red Cap has become its most popular product

your

bottle of beer?

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— SPOKE, October 28, 2002

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4

Truth behind Wiccan religion Bv SINEAD McGARRY With Halloween

many

little girls

fast

approaching

are thinking about

that

is

have conse-

actions

all

quenees, and that

For those dressing as witches, warts, tall black hats, and broomsticks are a few of the necessities required in order to perfect their

must take responsibility for their own actions and choices. The magic circle is a sacred space for Wiccans, where they

attire.

practise

order

receive

to

or

a central

ture.

However, many people are unaware that witchcraft is still practised today by Wiccans. Wicca is

a

modem

religion that traces

roots back to paganism.

Its

Bv CARLA SANDHAM Candy

all

cian at the Region of Waterloo Public Health Department, pro-

spirituality as well as a physical

ditional chocolate bars

Healthy

element.

its

air is the wind, sky, and the breath of their bodies. The water is the sea, rivers, the rain, and the tears and

“The

beliefs

belief and

their bodies.

combines

magic with religious said Sarah Merry, a Waterloo resident and follower of Wicca. The threefold law and the magic circle are the two central dimenthought,”

sions that contribute to the

of

tradition. Wiccans believe that the

witch stirring a cauldron

threefold law refers to actions indi-

brew, but Wiccans view magic in a

viduals

make and

the consequences

full

different light.

magic as a form of prayer. to do something myself, alone. I don’t “I see

that follow.

and chips.

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

The man with the masks co-owner of Maskerade Manor in Cambridge, models one of his many costume accessories. For the full story see Page 1

Tom

Hilborn,

treats include raisins,

rice cereal treats, peanuts, fruit or

crackers.

She

also

suggests

choosing sugar-based candies, such as lollipops or gumdrops, which are lower in fat and calories titan chocolate.

As

for pro-

portions. Prange offers the fol-

lowing

tips:

Ration

“Linked together theses four components are the basis of their world, bodies, minds, and spirits.” When referring to magic or spells, most people might picture a

Wicca

but

tradition,

vides a few alternatives to the tra-

the practice of

It

the

Mary

Ellen Prange, a registered dieti-

closely tied to nature

four elements.

of

part

Wiccans believe in. Wiccan the to According Church of Canada, “Each element represents qualities of life and

blood of their bodies. Fire is the moon, stars, and the warmth of their bodies and the earth is the land, rock, soil, and the flesh of

its

a

Halloween

tury.

and

is

aligned with the four elements that

clouds,

is

emo-

self-improvement,

Tips for treats

the

and practices have grown from a blend of European pagan folk traditions dating back to the 19th cen-

“Wicca

can

spiritual growth.

and

rituals.

quarter points of the circle are

gain

images have fixture in pop cul-

These

revenge.

become

cast spells in

love

of their

healing,

tional

wholeness of things, as well as the nature of life and time. The four-

the Craft have portrayed witches as

young women who

all

a variety of reasons including

individuals

The round shape symbolizes

Magic and

like Practical

all

it. I

do it alone, I just need some guidance and strength,” said Merry. Wiccans perform their spells for

tal, and spiritual. Similar to the Eastern concept of Karma, the idea

preparing their costumes.

Movies

ask the higher power to do

men-

different ways: the physical,

candy

into

weekly

amounts. Freeze large amounts of perishable candy so portion control is easier.

Teach children to eat candy their meals instead of

after

between them. Small daily portions of candy is

acceptable.

The higher power helps me

These actions can take place on three different levels, or in three

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News

Workshop covers signs By A MEE WILSON

encouraged

I

to attend.

The workshop Suicide affects us

Many

all.

peo-

ple choose to stay distant and not be

concerned about someone be suicidal. The fact

concerned.

be

is

we

services

“We

responsibility

all

get

be held

from

1

workshop

in

Room 3E02

on Oct.

:30 to 3 p.m. Kraler will be

1

conducting the workshop that

open

is

who

students and faculty

to

want

According Suicide

more about suicide and help someone who may be

suicide

SIEC

to

showing warning

People con-

signs.

done by the Education

Alberta

in

1993,

in

the second leading cause

is

of death of

all

15-

to

24-year-olds.

Canadians consider

sui-

cide at one point in their lifetime.

Kraler will be pre.senting more

SIEC

facts

and figures

in the

work-

shop.

cerned about themselves are also

may be

are concerned about

giving that person the

Afso,

She acknowledges

that

dealing

some people may not take it if someone brings up sui-

seriously

cide

while

being intoxicated and

others believe

about

you just shouldn’t

talk

anyone can pick up on the

ily,” says Kraler, adding, “A lot of people are dying before they see a

signs.

coun.sellor.” Kraler says if

is

cru-

about suicide. According SIEC, raising awareness is an important and necessary component

a friend

who may

you have

be suicidal and

you’re not comfortable dealing with it

of suicide prevention, but

you are concerned about your own well-being you may also talk to

it

is

not

enough. ing

start tak-

seriously and always pay atten-

it

yourself, find .someone

who

what

is

agree to keep Kraler, adding,

being said. “Don’t a

it

secret,”

says

“Encourage them

any counsellor

at

Student Services,

call the crisis clinic at

Grand River

Hospital at 742-3611 ext. 2353 or call the di.stress line at

A

to

745-1 166.

quote given by Kraler reads,

get help.” Talking about their feel-

‘The beginning of the way

ings and thoughts gives them a sense

be to

To

of freedom. If the

is.

If

a doctor in health services, talk to

Kraler said people must

Kraler hopes the workshop will

don’t have to be a professional (to

it

know

to

tion to

it.

— Page 9

cial to talk

make people more aware of the signs and symptoms of depression and suicide. The workshop will aim to help people feel more comfortable to act in some way. “You

studies also .show that 12 per

cent of

to learn

ways

to a survey

Information

important for people to

It is

People must understand that

idea.

Centre (SIEC)

involved.”

3

tion period.

help),” Kraler says.

that

they talk about suicide to

if

they

how to handle immediand a discussion and ques-

peo-

think

someone they

all

Some

shouldn’t be involved with. Others

situations,

to

will

is difllcult.

a private matter that they

ate risks

Student

suicide prevention

is

who may

have

A

it

should

counsellor Barb Kraler says, a

of depression and suicide, concerns about helping someone, assessing

ple feel

2002

28,

and suicide

of depression

with suicide

will include signs

SPOKE, October

person refuses to open up to

your concern, “Don’t give up so eas-

let

.someone else

find out

out,

more about

the Suicide

Information Education Centre their

Web

site at

may

in.”

visit

www.siec.ca.

50-cent coin circulating to honour Queen’s Jubilee By ANDREA

R.

SMITH

a unique opportunity to collect a

souvenir of the Golden Jubilee of

Get ready

your pockexchange your

to lighten

when you

ets

change for a new 50-cent Golden Jubilee coin.

The coin was introduced in May 2002 but is expected to be more popular since the Queen’s visit to Canada. is

It

legal

tender

but

most

Canadians will keep the coin as a keepsake to the Queen’s Golden Jubilee tour.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth

said Danielle Wetherup,. president

and master of the Royal Canadian Mint on Canada.com, adding “that it is also a circulating coin and can be used for financial transactions.”

The 50-cent coin displays the Coat of Arms of Canada and honEngland, Scotland, Ireland and Erance, the four founding nations of Canada. ours

is

It

The new coin

made by

is

the

(RCM) and

Royal Canadian Mint

represents her Majesty’s 50-year reign.

“Canadians recognize

that this is

II,”

made

out of nickel plated

steel. The. Latin inscription, “A Mari usque ad Mare,” means “from sea to sea”; the second

“Desiderantes inscription, meliorem patriam,” means “they

desire a better country.”

3ince

used

the

coin

is

not

cent coin usually

in ’ousiness transactions

it

is

mostly purchased by collectors. “The annual mintage (production) of the 50-cent coin is typical-

Eor the Golden 500,000. of HRH (Her Royal Highness), we created a new ly

Jubilee

is

not calibrated

for

vending machines.” coin,

the

has also introduced special

keepsake coins like the Silver Proof Dollar, the Special Edition Proof set and more.

The 50-cent coin has a long hisThe RCM’s

tory with Canadians.

design and increased production of our 2002 50-cent coin, produc-

Web

ing approximately one for every Canadian,” said Eileen Melnick

British Royal Dominion of Canada. It featured the St. Edward’s crown atop crossed boughs of sweet maple that were tied at the bottom by a

McCarthy manager of communications at RCM. “Over the years, the mintage of the coin has decreased due to several factors. We introduced other denominations (the $1 and $2 coin). The 50-

site

says the

was produced

first

model by William Tweed.

The 50-cent coin was

Along with the new

RCM

a

50-cent coin

1870 by the Mint for the

in

the first

be struck at the Royal Canadian Mint on Jan. 2, 1908, the day they opened. It was struck by Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada. Since most retail and banking outlets do not have a separate slot

coin

to

Mint has formed some special distribution partnerships. You can pick up your

for the 50-cent coins, the

own

at Canada Post coin dealers, Laura Secord, the Bay, Royal Bank branches and HSBC banks across

50-cent coin

outlets,

ribbon.

the country.

The obverse featured a crowned effigy of Queen Victoria based on

RCM Web site

For more information visit the at www.mint.ca.

College students have

Queensmount

blast at

Oktoberfest party By DANIEL ROTH

Andruszkiewicz credits different security measures taken this year

Approximately

1,600

students

to

celebrate

together

joined

which prevented any trouble. “The Lions Club hired a profes-

company with a

Oktoberfest at Queensmount Arena

sional

on Oct.

great reputation for keeping events

18.

Conestoga, from Students Fanshawe, Sheridan, Ryerson and Wilfrid Laurier partied to the music of Walter Ostanek.

According

Jody

to

security

safe and fun for their participants,”

he

said.

Also, 12 law and security administration students were hired to

work on

the four buses

commuting

Andruszkiewicz, events co-ordinator for Conestoga Students Inc.,

back and forth from the arena

students from Conestoga College

“They did a fantastic job of making sure that everything was safe,”

with a fan at the Willkommen Scott Moyer, of Pennsylvania’s Great Kensington String Band, poses Lisa Lishman welcomes visimember in Kitchener on Oct. 13. Below, Oktoberfest committee

he said.

tors at the

are not the only

ones

who

enjoyed

the event.

“Oktoberfest

an event that

is

sells itself. “It's

who

a great event that students

come

from outside Waterloo Region really look

of for-

ward to.” Andruszkiewicz said both the student leaders from Sheridan and Ryerson said their students enjoyed

“Based on

that information.

I'm

going to assume the students from the other colleges

A

large

consumed

Andruszkiewicz is also working on promoting school spirit for future events.

For

had a

blast."

amount of alcohol was that

night,

but

the

example,

Fanshawe

and

Sheridan students proudly sported T-shirts promoting their school at that something Andruskiewicz thinks is a good

Oktoberfest,

idea.

The

the event.

to

the residence.

T-shirts included phrases

on

the backs.

One of the more popular sentences on Sheridan's T-shirts readf you didn't get into Sheridan you can always go to Fanshawe." "If

that

"We don't have T-shirts yet. It's something we ha\'e to build on. and it's something we are building on. Andruszkiewicz said. "School spirit like that is grow-

ing to plan," he said, adding,

ing.

evening

finished

without

any

noticeable situations.

1

"There weren't any problems that really encountered. Everything

was planned went off accord"The buses ran on schedule, and to my knowledge the students had a great time."

It's

not here yet, but pretty

e\ents like special Oktoberfest will have T-shirts and

soon

our

things like that."

Canada’s great Bavarian Festival Platz

Willkommen

Platz.


SPOKE, October

Page 10

The

28,

News

2002

social

scene can be dangerous Most of

into any drink.

By JEFF

MORLEY

available

GHB

the

in liquid form.

is

The

dangerous place, particularly for

drug is also undetectable by ordinary drug tests. Furthermore, the drug can be manufactured using recipes from the Internet. As a result, the drug is becoming more popular with

women. The Globe and Mail reported on

sexual predators. is ingested the drug Once

Oct. 14 that a 15-year-old Montreal girl had been assaulted by four

will take effect in about

Student

life

is

supposed

challenging, fun, and

be

to

maybe even

carefree at times. However,

bars,

nightclubs or even a party can be a

GHB

20 to 60 up to four hours. Most of the symptoms can last up to seven hours. However,

minutes and can

men. The girl was found naked and wandering the halls of a motel on the morning of Oct. 12. She had been attending a dance nearby.

people have reported dizziness for up to two weeks. A coaster has been developed that can detect GHB and is said to

Police believe that the girl’s drink

had been spiked by gammahydroxybutyrate also known as

GHB, a When

date-rape drug.

could

not

be

teenager

remember

ple

anything

with a swizzle stick or your finger. If a drug is present the coast-

except that she had been naked in a room with four men. The Globe

er

and Mail reported that police also found evidence of sexual assault. GHB is being used as a date rape drug because it can cause drowsiness,

memory

is

tainted drinks.

However, the coasters have sparked some concern because (Photo by Jeff Morley)

widely sold across the United States and

is

Bars and nightclubs can be a dangerous place. GBH, a date-rape drug, is clear, odourless and make people tasteless. The drug leaves a person feeling drowsy, it inhibits memory and it tends to

even being sold on the Internet. fact,

In

Mercury

Guelph

the

reported that the

RCMP

shed

rape drugs.

Bv JULIANNA KERR movie junkie.

the first to admit

be

I’ll

And I’m

it.

not

ashamed. I’m also not alone - not by any means. So if you love good flicks and want a great way to find

An

to

Internet

it

inability

its

enough

was not used due to to induce a deep

sleep for surgery.

Furthermore, the drug can also have serious side effects, such as

ures from

Movie Guide.

my

made me check

fessed movie junkie just like me.

content of this

better than that, he’s rather

fond of the Net as well. I’m not. I don’t have the patience to surf. However, his promise of short

www.Ifilm.com,

However,

A friend of mine tipped me off about this site. He’s a self-proAnd

them. I’ve got a surprise for you.

Welcome

films featuring long-lost

Lego

fig-

It

childhood finally out the

must be said

that

Web

rill V L

site.

some of

the

could be considered offensive. Now, on with site

the fun.

Www.Ifilm.com has managed to combine all that fast-action big budget stuff with weird and won-

\ip s

PI

coasters will also give people a

to assault. seizures, vomiting, hallucination,

respiratory

unconsciousness, arrest and coma.

GHB

is

tasteless,

odourless,

clear and can be easily

poured

"

derful

little

things I’ve never seen

before.

When you home

arrive

first

the

at

page, you have a couple of

options to get you started. You can select from headings including short

movie

films,

clips,

links

this

Web

site

has

And if you’re hoping to view some of the many trailers, clips, commercials, shorts and videos, you might have to be a little patient. Some of them take a few minutes to load. I’m extremely impatient, however, and I’ve managed to stick it out long enough to watch all kinds of listed.

* Cooing to meet new people

^ Looking for peopfje wHoyou can * Looking

to

reCate to

talfaSout issues in the community

^ Loo^ngfor a place

to ejqpress your views

things at Ifilm, so

Then come out to the first meeting of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered Students and see what its all about. Location;

Doon Campus November

Date; Thursday,

it

isn’t too bad.

An interesting feature Web site is that members the stuff they’re looking If you’re into

5,

2002

of this

can rate

reviews before you catch a flick, Ifilm won’t disappoint you. And it

member

-

become

a

just the usual slew of

Time: 4;30pm

information you have to dole out

For more information and room location contact Jamie at 200S6KUt-@conestoqac.on.ca or inquire at Student Services

to register for

any service on the

Internet.

Now what Web site would be complete without an online shopping option? www.Ifilm.com

Although strikes

that

me

as being slightly off

proverbial

does satisfy

all

not

way

to protect yourself

beaten path, it of those main-

from

drinks

accept

keep an eye on

it.

site

stream needs. Surfers can check out listings of what’s new on it up online. I’m not a big online shopper, but

D’VD and then pick seem

the prices

pretty standard to

me.

One Ifilm

of

my

favourite features of

the search option.

is

do a search on short or stars.

I

tried a

You can movies

films,

couple obscure

trying to trip up the sys-

names

it beat me every time. I’m not promising you’ll find every-

tem, but

thing you’ve ever looked for on this Web site, but I think the

breadth of subjects covered

is

impressive.

AH those aspiring filmmakers out there should take note of the that

fact

accepts

Ifilm

submis-

sions. It’s a little unclear however,

as

whether or not a fee

to

is

involved in this process. But www.Ifilm.com boasts that it

is

Web

“the largest

brating the world of

portal cele-

film.’’ It

con-

tinues on to describe the possibilities

of wider film distribution for whose talent gener-

the lucky few

and interest

in the

Ifilm also tries to help set

up the

ates attention

market.

at.

checking out the

^doesn’t cost anything to

best

to

strangers and to not leave your drink unattended or have a friend

viral

videos and even commercials. Or you can dip into a mixed bag by selecting a channel featuring choices like action, comedy, drama and animation. And the list goes on. One warning for the Ifilm surfer: prepare to spend some time touring the site. There are so many interesting things to look at and listen to, not to mention all the creative

The is

Web

a movie junkie’s dream

The

Others are concerned that the

tive.

false sense of security.

develop a hypnotic drug.

fifteen people

lfilm.com; a

them vulnerable

were arrested in 84 cities across North America. GHB was first synthesized in 1960 when doctors were trying to

massive Internet drug-ring Sept. 18. The ring had been selling chemicals to manufacture date

So I’m

their inhibitons leaving

they are not foolproof. Sometimes the coasters will give a false posi-

disman-

tled a

One hundred and

positive.

test

bars and schools are using

the coaster as a tool to identify

inhibition.

The drug Canada and

will

spots

test

Some

and a loss of

loss

accurate. The work by applying a samof your drink on them either

per cent

95

coasters

the

questioned,

last

new filmmaker with tacts at

helpful con-

and information. They come

a price of course, but

some of

the books and information packages look like they’d be really useful for

someone

Finally,

the

just starting out.

Web

site

offers

descriptions of up-and-comers to watch out for. It even has a section featuring job listings.

So

if

you need

to

fill

that enter-

tainment void or you just want to

somewhere interesting, check www.ifilm.com. You’ll be glad you did.

surf

out


— News f^ormer nursing student nominated for award SPOKE, October

This

the third in a six-part series

is

on Conestoga aliinmi who are nominated for the 2002 Premier’s

Awards, an annual, provincial awards program created hy the

year

my

two-year contract came up

I

said, T'll stay longer.’ Eventually,

1

didn’t

want

Ultimately, Roth stayed in Kiev,

working

adjust to the

GRAHAM

an

to

work

unfamiliar country,

donate her time, knowl-

•seltlessly

some very

edge, and spirit to

r

sick

people.

Roth, 42, of Milverton, Ont. graduated from the nursing program at Conestoga College’s Stratford campus in 99 and has been nominated for a Premier’s Award for 1

1

her career achievements since gradnation.

Roth travelled to the Ukraine with a church group and at first, she could not imagine living in a country where the stores had little on their shelves. However, upon handing out Bibles and other books to native Ukrainians, Roth saw how needy the people were and thought it would be a nice place to come back and help out. Roth said her friends, who were working in Kiev, kept writing to her, informing her of the need for In

g

y

e

e

IS

j.

K j

f

1

in

tions

992,

started

we

work

learning

when she

the clinic.

at

we had 20 boxes of were all expired,” she said. “But from the first year to a year before I left ... we were getting two or three containers a year full of half a million dollars worth of medicine to distribute. It was incredible the amount of medicine we went through.” With their clinic only 1,50 kilometres from the Chernobyl disaster site, Roth and her peers knew their food was probably contaminated

We

tion with

in the

volunteered

Valley Institution

told

Grand

the

at

in

Kitchener. She

has also found the time to

her community, and said she would like to

go back

to

Kiev someday.

Elizabeth

Dianne

said

always has an incredible way of

friends,

getting involved in people’s lives in

at night.

a

positive

“Soon

way.

who was dying

dark!”

woman

of cancer.

was Roth’s endearing commitment to help others that kept her

She became involved with the family and is still considered to be

check when she needed it we were under a mission, because we are believers, we just felt likf if the Lord wants us

part of the family, even though been nearly 10 years.

It

faith in

most. “Because

there, then He’ll

two weeks. However, before she knew it, two weeks at a walk-in clinic turned into two years. "I thought, two years*. That’s a long time! So I went over and the Christian doctor I was working

You don't put yourself

he said. "Two years? That’s a tourist’s stay!’ And he laughed at me. Here I thought I was making a

with

...

big sacrifice staying for two years.

“But as time went on I became attached to the people and each

risk but

I

She helps her single aunts with their work and is currently

have

go there for seven years and I can come home. Roth is modest when it comes to being nominated for the award. However, her sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Roth, who works in I

Conestoga’s health services department. said Dianne has an incredible

and

positive

living with an older single

at terrible

think, ‘These people

to live here.

way

involved in people’s

of

getting

lives.

it’s

some of

take care of us.

nurses. Originally, she decided to for

she

after

graduated, she cared for a

.

go

with

sit

elderly friends and neighbours in

Mary

and

program and has

a palliative care

also

don't need night lights because

we glow

She recently took a posi-

teering.

Nevertheless, she took the threat stride

said.

schedule of both work and volun-

with radiation.

in

she

skill,”

Barely rested and back in Canada, it has not taken Roth long to once again start another busy

that

“Radiation makes us glow

the

new

a

way to same way with

the fastest

is

is

it

gave us a chance to use the head knowledge.”

“When

started off,

medicine

and

“You can have all the head knowledge but if you don’t apply it and use it ... and that was one thing about Conestoga College, they

There were also other

oil.

the

arrived in Kiev.

Kiev. That

learn

culture including

hurdles she had to face

learning

through interacting with the people

di.s-

pcnsing medication, giving injec-

new

at the college,

learned the language mostly

“I

eating food cooked with unrefined

an unpaid position, and

at

when she

.seven

Toronto.

travel

;

for

clinic

years with duties that included

cooking

)

the

at

of

her

11

Ukrainian and Russian languages

and removing sutures. However, before Roth became comfortable in Kiev, she had to

Dianne Roth has what most of us can only wish for: the courage to

I

come home.”

to

government to acknowledge the important economic and social contribution college graduates make to Ontario. Award winners will be announced Feb. 24, 2003 in

By JULIE

on style of learning

reminded

Page

2002

28,

has some health concerns. She has friends in every part of

Dianne Roth has been nominated for a Premier’s Award for her outstanding career achievements since graduation. Dianne said her education from “Dianne’s values are so different Conestoga College greatly conthan the average person. She is happiest

when she

Her needs

ers.

is

helping oth-

are very small, her

wants are even smaller. She can get by on very little. She’s a creative person

...

very grateful for anything

she receives,” said

Mary

Elizabeth.

the globe, and

I

would

add

likely

who knows

everyone

that

Dianne,

would say they absolutely love her. Love her sense of humour, her

way of

tributed to her career achievements.

infectious laugh and her

found our teachers were very good and gave us good experience. They didn’t push us but wouldn’t

being part of whatever is going on. “She has contributed more to than a lot of people humankind

babysit us either.”

jointly

“I

.

do

.

.

She

in a lifetime.

is

very selfless giver.”

She also said the excellent hands-

Volunteer work an ‘ad-vantage’

STUDY TIPS FROM A MASTER SLACKER 1

Bv BRANDI STEVENSON

woman

who

(Photo by Julie Graham)

.

Learn your most

difficult material first

10. 2.

Actively learn difficult to

mnemonics and

remember

and review

it

last.

material. Use

Integrated concepts.

A group of advertising students is 12.

13.

4.

3.

through volunteer work. students

advertising

First-year

Read once very carefully for content, highlighting only the most important material and making margin notes. Review by skimming the highlighted parts.

experience

practical

gaining

Chelsea Ferris and Bryan Felber

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are helping to promote the col-

Way

United

lege’s

effectively.

campaign.

two will be responsible for

The

5. Try to recap word or phrase.

advertising a student raffle of a pair

Maple Leaf

of Toronto

tickets. 6.

was

Ferris

“I think

project.

about the

enthusiastic

cool,” she said.

it’s

As

a

good way

going to be

7.

organization.

unsure of exactly

promote the

how

raffie,

lot

8.

Way is He was

they would it

9.

was

of fun.”

He

$600 for the cause. Alumni services officer and chair of Conestoga’s United Way campaign, Monica Himmelman, was about the students’

it,

I

am

J

thank the advertising profor

encouraging their stu-

and Felber are not the only

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students

Their classmates. Cindy Devries and Misty Watters, are Name the the with helping

events.

Cafeteria

nts to get involved.”

Ferris

1 1.

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hope we have more

and more,” she said, adding. “I really

is

a great

of learning.

promoting

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Make studying your may stick!)

last activity before sleeping, (something

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with short (5-15 minute) non-

Contest in the school.

They are in charge of advertising the

contest,

and announcing the

Simoes and Jared McIntosh are two more advertising students busy with volunteer work. They will sene as representatives

between

their

program and the CSI.

test-taking strategy and practice

it.

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winner on Halloween. Christina

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Get test-smart. Find out about

Conestoga. Misty Watters are volunteering for various events at

involvement. “I love

to

thinking breaks.

ate at least

excited

a

later.

estimates that the raffle will gener-

also

in

money.”

but said

going to be “a whole

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way

and said the United

great

a

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questions about.

Felber was glad to be helping the charity,

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— SPOKE, October 28, 2002

grief after tragedies

Media can influence our many ways. And

it has changed our culture. With incredible boosts

Bv JULIANNA KERR Images of two blazing towers have been forever burned into our memories. How have the media

way we

affected the

when

grieve

faced with a tragedy like Sept. 11?

Have we grown numb to

the images

we’ve come to know so well? Grief counsellor Sandy Lipkus said grieving may be defined simply as one’s response to loss or death.

She doesn’t think the media

hinder our grieving process. “The effect of graphic images

makes

it

feel real,” she said.

public will

still

"The

in this field

She is a co-ordinator of the McGill Centre for Loss and Bereavement in Montreal. She different have people said for 10 years.

responses to grief, but a largely publicized event will elicit the

same reaction vate.

When

as

an

intensely focused

one

that

is

pri-

event

receives

media

attention,

the

proverbial world at our fingertips. We can log on to the Internet or

tune into the radio or

TV

so quick-

and effortlessly that we often find ourselves watching a news ly

event as

How

it is

actually unfolding.

we being

are

affected by an

inability to tear ourselves

a

second plane

away

as

flies into the sec-

ond World Trade

tower

right

before our eyes?

A

study of Americans’ response 1 1 was recently published

to Sept.

of the American

the Journal

in

grieve.”

Lipkus has worked

comes

communication

to

Medical Association.

CMG

Associates, an American

team of psychologists, consultants and social workers, said in a press release that this study suggested a possible connection between the

media exposure to traumatic events and the degree to which viewers experienced trau-

level of

matic symptoms.

CMG

for years,”

has discovered, experience, that people “benefit from conservative as opposed to constant doses of

when

TV

however,

its

audience gains what

she called a visual memory. "The process may tend to go on she said, “especially the media relive the event

each year.” In a piece

said

through

its

it

own

and radio coverage of tragic

events.”

media for an www.thomaspaine.com,

The media’s impact on their audience has always been difficult

Internet-based public interest journal, writer Michael Ryan said

to

about

sometimes remembrances cannot

define,

effects of If

ers.

much

TV

like

violence on

a theory

be escaped. Ryan accused America’s national media of wallowing in grief, saying they “trumpeted their wall-to-wall coverage” on the first anniversary

the real-life violence on the news? An article written

New York. same Web article, Ryan

of the terrorism in In

the

asked the media to report the news and not “produce a melodrama.”

Technology has changed

in

so

view-

that

we

to the fictional vio-

we watch on TV,

stop us from

its

exists

become numb lence

the actual

what’s to

becoming numb

we

to

witness

by Jeanie Davis of WebMD medical news said media coverage is “truly a double-edged sword. We look to the media to tell us what’s going

(Photo by Julianna Kerr) It

has been

may go on

said that the grieving process

Each anniversary marked by the media pushes on, but in the process, fear,

with those sides are that

we

feel the

sorrow and anger right along

it

at the scene.

woven so

is

The two

tightly together

difficult

to

determine

whether, ultimately, we are causing ourselves more pain or helping to process our grief.”

Davis interviewed Glenn Sparks, an American communications professor, in her article.

He

said

media

coverage does have its good points. “It allows us to collectively grieve,” he said. “It allows us to

its

for

when a tragedy

years

viewers back

experience the same emotion.” Sparks added that constant also have a

media coverage can calming

effect, giving its

audience

the sense that people are in control

and things are being done. Dundas, Ont., grief counsellor Cheryl McQueen has worked in the field for 15 years. She said she believes media coverage is a posi-

we know. We can’t deal with what we don’t know.” McQueen said the media have a huge influence on how grief is portrayed.

“The media have the power to downplay,” she said, “or to go over the top with the grieving response in North America.” But the grieving process remains the same.

more coverage,” she “And sometimes it minimizes

“It just gets

tive thing.

be aware,” can deal with what

“The public needs she said.

widely publicized.

into grief.

around the coverage and

rally

is

“We

to

,said.

the grief.”

Ban AR-15 The

rifle

recent sniper shootings in the

U.S. have brought the issue of gun control to the forefront once again.

Police believe that the gun used in the sniper deaths is

an

AR- 1 5,

most

likely

the civilian version of an

M-T6. The question raised is why would anyone need a civilian ver-

M-16? M-16s were used in Vietnam to kill. The AR-15 is an assault rifle sion of an

modified, to disable

accurately with ease.

still

won’t make anyone sleep betthe sniper has

weapons

been shot.

legal

fit

an

alternate purpose. This semi-auto-

matic rifle is not commonly owned, yet police have not tracked down the sale of the gun used by the sniper and still have no sus-

These types of high-powered should be outlawed in North America since it is not a necessity

own

them.

Any

other hunting

could be purchased instead without the semi-automatic capa-

rifle

bilities the

AR-15

has.

The ammunition used

in

the

can be bought from any gun store without any identificakillings

These

tion.

may

sales

the

killing people with only

The problem

is

one

clearly not the

lack of gun control restrictions, but if people don’t have access to such

powerful weapons of destruction, it would make it much harder to kill

people from such great dis-

tances.

pects.

to

if

the semi-automatic function. This

are supposed to be used for hunting

rifles

8<M-0638

sort of

ter at night since

or target shooting but clearly

Hitohener, Ont.

same

purchased

These perfectly

BM5 Weber 5t. East

the

is accurate from extremely long ranges and any person with moderate gun experience can fire it

that

BOO-T-F0LCO5TUME IDEAS FOR LESS AT GOODWILL

gun control but guns can still be

ulations regarding

police

sorts of irresponsible

also be a factor in

why

have no suspects or

they get gas.

This

is

reg-

not a solution to the prob-

lem but people feel much safer buying gas from gas stations that are placing the safety of their cus-

tomers

The

first.

right to

for killing

is

own

a gun designed

not a right that should

supersede the right to secure

leads.

Canada has tougher laws and

In the U.S. volunteers have start-

ed pumping gas and placing tarps around gas stations to prevent the sniper from killing people while

events.

feel safe

and

while going about daitf


News

Diabetes

SPOKE, October

— Page 13

2002

28,

young people too

afflicts

By TORI SUTTON

Insulin

is

most commonly

inject-

ed into the stomach, upper thigh,

many

For

people, giving them-

multiple

daily

selves

buttock or the fleshy part of the

upper arm. Like many diabetics, he was depressed after being diagnosed

injections

would be a nightmare. But for many of the two million Canadians who suffer from diabetes, the nightmare

with the disease.

their reality.

is

“It

was

all

Carignon

Alarmingly, up to one-third of

very overwhelming,”

“At

said.

my

first

I

didn’t

and

those afllictcd with diabetes remain

follow

undiagnosed, not realizing they are suffering from the leading cause of

became a little overweight. Then I read some of the things that could

death by di.sease in Canada.

happen

According

to

to

diet that closely

me

if

1

I

didn’t take care

of myself. That changed every-

Health Canada, 90

per cent of diabetics suffer from Type 2 diabetes, a form of the dis-

thing.”

ease that requires a careful balance

Diabetes Association, diabetes is the leading cause of adult blind-

According

of diet and exercise. In some cases,

I

(Photo by Tori Sutton)

injections of insulin.

when

Diabetes occurs

pan-

the

Diabetics have to test their blood sugar levels a

creas does not produce insulin, a

measured by

the case of Type 2 diabetes, the

produces insulin that

down

insulin to break

betic

body

cannot use

it

school.

in

With

process.

digestive

the

no

the glucose,

important sugars build up in the

bloodstream which can cause the sufferer to feel tired, thirsty,

moody

there are times

Although

diabetes

disease,

do not know

well-

a

is

“It’s

many young people

that cases

of Type

Ivan Suljak, 22, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes during his first year at the University of Waterloo.

The sociology major discovered he

was

had

“I n’t

and

a

lot

of weight and

said. I

and give himself injections of insulin, something he would have to do every day for the rest of his life.

is

weeks ago

was

I

at

Although he had taken

level,

causing sufferers

confused or

Some

A

people

Shaun Carignon, 26, suffers from one or two lows a week. Most lows

He was run-

I’m not

all

Once he awoke from a severe low covered in glass cleaner. “When I came to I was covered in Windex and had the bottle in my hand. It was all over my face and I

of

want

of his disease have become a normal

over at the counter and saw a glass of orange juice. I was so out of it I

part of his routine.

grabbed the wrong thing

“Giving myself injections is second nature now. I’m used to it,” he said. “I know my diet but sometimes I splurge and eat a piece of cake. But

counter.”

this disease.”

The

realization he

would have

carefully monitor his diet

tinuously test his blood

to

and con-

sugar levels

the hardest part of his diag-

was

noses. “I just kept

wondering how

going to be able to this,”

he said. “I

live

knew

I

my

I

was

life like

wouldn’t be

able to indulge in certain things any-

more.”

Even though major role

I

his diabetes plays a

in his life, certain aspects

can’t eat a piece of cake every sin-

gle day like

some people

do.”

Suljak,

the

According

to

most

unpleasant side effect of his diabetes is the lows he suffers from occa-

and eaten a candy bar, when paramedics arrived his blood sugar levels were still dangerously low. In case he does suffer from a low while driving, Carignon keeps an

emergency includes

in

kit

he

car

that

and Life

Savers candy.

can catch my lows. I get shaky and sweaty and I struggle with my words. It’s just the occasional time I don’t realize one is “I usually

really

coming

Canadian

could taste

it

Carignon, with Type

1

in

my

mouth.

I

looked

When and

kidney failure, impotence and amputation of the legs and feet. Today Carignon carefully measures his food using measuring cups and food scales to help him follow his low fat diet. “Some days I think it’s a burden,” he said. “But some days it’s a blessing.

I

hospital. His

diabetes.”

guitar.

However, his disease has taken the enjoyment out of eating at restaurants and other people’s houses he said. “It’s kind of risky. You can’t go into the kitchen and measure your food at a restaurant,” Carignon said. “And if you eat at someone’s house you have to know exactly when dinner will be served so you can take your insulin in the right time frame. If dinner is an hour late, it throws you off.” He takes

to

go

him

straight to the

blood sugar level was

40 millimoles per litre of blood, whereas normal blood sugar levels should be between four and eight. During his weeklong stay in the hospital he met with nutrition specialists to

had

Carignon has not let his diabetes stop him from doing some of the things he has enjoyed for years. To test his blood, he only pricks the fingers on his right hand so he won’t irritate the fingers that hold down the strings when he plays

the results of his blood test

him

healthily

know and I’m at my ideal weight. I exercise now more than I ever did before I knew I

some of

back, his doctor called

told

more

eat

I

than most people

on.”

help

him

tailor his

new

and draw up charts of foods he should be eating. He practised injecting insulin by shooting neediet

dles full of water into oranges.

insulin

half an hour before his

morning and evening meals. Despite his disease,

initial

reaction to his

Carignon now sees

it

“When I first found out it felt bomb was dropped on me,”

Although needles make many people squeamish, giving himself daily injections never really both-

he

who was diagnosed

ered him, he said. “You get used to it.

day. I’ve always been a routine-

diabetes

when he was

20-years-old, has had bad experi-

ences at the Brantford factory where he works as a quality assurance

ly hurt unless

in

you

It

doesn’t real-

inject yourself

one spot too many times.”

like a

said.

“Now

it’s

just part of a

normal

based person so it doesn’t bother me that much. But it does take a lot of spontaneity out of

life.”

manager. Once he experienced such a severe low he collapsed in a break

room, smashing his face off the

Conestoga Chfistian Fellowship

said.

Although Suljak’s father suffers from Type 2 diabetes, he never

Bible Study

thought about getting tested. Those with a family history of Type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of contract-

ing that

form of the disease. The

cause of Type

1

diabetes

is

When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.

not

known.. Despite the fact Type

1

Where:

diabetes

has not been pro\'en to be passed on hereditarily,

the effect

it

Suljak woiries about could have on his chil-

A

"I

would never want

have

niakes

this disease,”

my he

said.

you wonder about the

"It

risk

This unit

having children. "1

remember

a sirl

(Photo by Tori Sutlon)

of

who w as

dia-

is

designed

for

selves daily injections of

Type

1

insulin,

diabetics

some up

who have

to give

to four times

them-

a day.

1

DOS

interested or with questions. Enjoy the fellowship of friends.

For

dren one day. children

as

part of his daily routine.

off the

His diet changes included cutting back on carbohydrates and eating more fruit, which he never enjoyed eating,

his

orange juice

came

pened,” he said.

hair.”

furiously.

his insulin

of his surroundings.

w^s a big shock. I was very depressed and angry. I wanted to be at home and I really didn’t first it

body twitched

as his

falling to

co-worker had to hold

Much like Suljak, Carignon was diagnosed with diabetes after going to his doctor with a few concerns.

there.

my

him

A

he is able to catch, but he is not always as lucky. His lows sometimes cause him to become so disoriented he is unsure

When I come out of it, I don’t remember anything that has hap-

few

was just in the bathroom washing some Halloween hair dye stuff out

my

comfortable

seizures.

ning around the house yelling my name saying that I could be dying. I

.

the floor.

“I don’t pass out, but

a party and

friend couldn’t find me.

diet

table in front of

can experience extreme lows, which can cause unconsciousness, severe and disorientation confusion,

him

him and

where he feels sweaty and During a low, the body’s blood’ glucose levels drop below a

as fortunate as Suljak.

diabetic, he said

because of his condition. “They really baby me.

did-

undergoing a myriad of blood and learning how to balance his

“At

levels.

shaky.

However, some diabetics are not

you’re young like

his friends are overprotective of

Suljak spent five days in the hos-

tests

sugar

their

sionally,

sugar back up to acceptable levels.

when

hard

they find out he

know why.”

pital

assess

sugar will bring a diabetic’s blood

he said. Although most people are well informed and react well \yhen

wasn't

I

was wrong,” Suljak

lost

to

juice or eating something high in

envious

is

Indulgence is a big part of being young.” Most of his friends know he is diabetic, but it is not something he tells someone as soon as he meets them,

emer-

after a trip to the

really sick

sure what

when he

and your friends can order a pizza in the middle of the night. They can indulge and you can’t.

1

before the age of 30.

“I

times a day. Their blood levels are usually

dizzy. Usually, drinking a glass of

this

diabetes are most often diagnosed

had diabetes gency room.

of

pen designed

to feel nervous, tired,

of his friends.

and hungry.

known

when

was in elementary I She was left out of a lot of things because she couldn’t run around and do all the things the other kids did. I would feel horrible if that happened to my children.” Even as a young adult, he said

foods the body uses for energy. In

in

pricking a fingertip with a special

number

down glucose

byproduct that breaks

the

ness and can cause heart disea.se,

is needed to However, Type diabetes sufferers must have daily

additional medication stay healthy.

to

all


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News

— SPOKE, October 28, 2002

Get ready for winter movie biockbusters By JASON NOE

Eminem’s

Hollywood

around the comer and is aiming to attract

moviegoers

to theatres

Winter

is

with a string

of upcoming films.

On Nov. 1 I Spy, an action/comedy with Eddie Murphy and Owen Wilson opens. The movie was partly shot in Budapest, Hungary and .

The premise has

Vancouver. secret

recruiting

champion

boxing

a

(Murphy)

to help

fighter jet.

The

tation of the

a

played by Wilson,

agent,

him

film

is

NBC

find a stolen

a loose adap-

series that ran

from 1965 to 1968 that starred Bill Cosby and Robert Culp. Also on Nov. 1, The Santa Clause Two opens with Tim Allen returning to play Santa in this sequel to 1994 hit. In it he played a man

the

debut and has

acting

ing a fencing instructor. In

Murphy The movie was filmed on

est

as his girlfriend.

Brittany

and

streets of Detroit

New

the

York,

being directed by Curtis Hanson. directed previously Hanson

L.A. and Confidential. Eight Mile is scheduled to be released on Nov. 8 with

Boys

Wonder

most of the soundtrack composed by Eminem and Dr. Dre. Steven Seagal plays a former FBI agent sent to prison in the action film Half Past Dead, due out on

Nov.

15.

Morris Chestnut

mastermind who

inal

is

a crim-

attempts to

super high-tech prison, to retrieve information about missing gold from an inmate

break

into

the

Expect a

on death row.

of

lot

explosions, fight scenes and gun battles as Seagal tries to stop the

heir to the job of Santa Claus. In

bad guys from getting away with the gold. He is up against tough competition that weekend because

who

this new instalment, Allen finds out that he has to get married in order to stay Santa. So he sets off from

North Pole to find the perfect Mrs. Clause and save Christmas once again. The original film the

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets also opens. This is the sec-

ond

in the Potter series, following

the 2001 blockbuster Harry Potter

earned $144 million and began

and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

movie career. Rapper Eminem teams with Kim Basinger for Eight Mile, a drama

Another Day

Allen’s

about a straggling white rapper

coping with his anger. The film

is

in the film play-

Basinger playing his mother and

the

become

finds that he has

cameo appearance

Die in opens on Nov. 22, starring Pierce Brosnan as 007 and Halle Berry as another secret

Bond

James

agent.

returns

that

Madonna

The Sadies

also

makes

a

action

movie bly

to

a traitor holding a ruthless that could destroy the

This

world.

Bond travels Hong Kong trying to

thriller.

from Cuba

unmask weapon

his lat-

for

his

is

the

fourth

Bond

Brosnan and quite possi-

last

playing the

London

secret agent.

George Clooney

travels to space

by Steven Soderbergh, opening on Nov. 27. Clooney plays a psychologist who Solaris,

in

directed

arrives at a space station that orbits

an ocean world called Solaris. He soon finds that a commander on a past expedition to the plant died

under unusual circumstances and other strange events begin to occur.

Soderbergh directed Clooney last year’s Ocean’s Eleven and

in in

Out of Sight. Solaris is based on the novel of the same name by Stanislaw Lem. Analyze That, the sequel to the 1999 comedy hit Analyze This comes into theatres on Dec. 6. 1998’s

De

Robert

Niro reprises his foie as

movie opens with him being released from prison. Billy Crystal returns a mobster, but this time the

as

De

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him

help

adjust to life after the

mafia.

The federation returns on Dec.

1

ful (the additional coverage), but

you are looking for variety in your music then don’t look any

it doesn’t seem record sales.” Good says that media coverage

which stretched the capacity of the Jane Bond, was of a mix of university students and middle-aged fans of Sadies.

further than the Sadies.

on other albums was more related

Among

to translate into

The Toronto-area band recently

CD

released their fourth Stories Often Told

entitled

which mixes

to the band’s relations with big acts.

“When we

first started

were interested

country and rock with everything

ple

music best described as the soundtrack

the kids of the

to a spaghetti western.

and

from ’60s surfer music

to

that

Good

off peo-

we were

Brothers (a

popular Canadian country band), that

we were

40 songs played were a handful from the new album including a track written by Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo. the

When

asked if collaborating with other bands makes the Sadies

got us other-

own music because

Neko Case. That definitely into some newspapers that

than previous albums.

wise wouldn’t have given us the time of day.” The band played Waterloo’s Jane Bond Cafe on Oct.

crowd,

more adaptable Good says, “It makes us concentrate more on our

playing with

The album has attracted a lot more attention from the media Travis Good, a guitar player and backup vocalist with the Sadies, jokes, “It’s humbling and delight-

Patrick

19.

The

it

gives us a

chance to explore other types of music and other situations other than our own. We can stick with what we’re good at.”

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was released last December and turned into one of the highestgrossing films ever. The third is due out next December, entitled The Return of the King. All three movies were filmed at the same time over the course of one year in series

New

Zealand.

Christmas Day yields two new openings with Pinocchio and Catch Me If You Can. Roberto Benigni stars as Pinocchio, the wooden puppet, who wants to

become

a real boy.

The

film

is

Christopher to

including several other smaller

Most of these movies

being released year,

at

the

generate possible

trying to

Oscar buzz. One of these

gangs were started in New York from 1846 to 1863. It stars DiCaprio as well, playing the leader of one of the battling gangs. Cameron Diaz also costars along with Daniel DayLewis. It had been postponed from a summer 2002 opening and pushed back until Christmas. It’s a

way

DiCaprio and Tom Hanks star in Catch Me If You Can, based on the

favorites

the Oscar’s,

until

in

leading to the

coming weeks

the

new

year.

music styles

of

Bob Egan, Blue Rodeo’s

petal

accompanied the band both on the album and during the concert. Egan has also worked with the Tragically Hip on 1998 release. Phantom their

steel guitar player,

Power. petal

steel

guitar

was

several unique sounds at

A

vibraphone (the big brother of a xylophone), an upright bass and an electric fiddle also helped make the concert even more unique. Despite his

the concert.

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Good

belted

out several songs with his deep His brother voice.

baritone

Dallas sang most songs with a

voice

that

made some

Wayne sounded During the

some

like.

set

the band took

fan requests and did

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When

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“On my

stereo.

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you and your guests. lO. Halloween (I978): Starring Jamie Lee Curtis. Part tells of the birth of Michael Myers and how he

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life is

lot better as

going to be getting a weeks go on. This

the

week you might

notice things are

starting to change.

have to weigh both problem carefully before

will

you can take

Consult a

action.

November

Luckiest day:

30.

came

be the creepy ma.scot he

to

remains to

this

day.

This movie

frightens with simplicity, before the

became too complex

series

friend if in doubt.

October

Luckie.st day:

You

sides of a

to fol-

low. Curtis plays the sister of the

1.

deranged Myers

who watches

help-

lessly as her friends are- systemati-

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May

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Recommended

your

are

Your love life is going to start improving this week. A surprise will make you forget about your

going to become stronger. A special person in your life will go out

problems.

of the

November

Luckiest day:

way

to

in

show

life

13th

(1980):

As with

Friday

Halloween,

n

May

21

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December 22

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situation.

while they

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November

part of

last.

Luckiest day: October 30.

3.

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in the

mystery

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paying

coming towards

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is

budget

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All the hard

mended

as

ahead.

the

going to

end of the

November

August 22

Sometime

Good days in

month reward yourself

the

are

next

for a job

well done.

Good

your

life.

You

of the final chapter) that

com-

shouldn't

have to wait too long for them start happening.

to

The Shining

August 23 September 23

Daniel Roth

is

a third-year

journalism student

who will

be making things

life

hasstudied

clairvoyant

mues

difticult.

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for four years.

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(1980): Starring

the Stephen

King novel

tells

the

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a blissful

a nightmare

fault-

this

movie comes

recommended

highly

as

a

Halloween treat. Rosemary’s Baby (1968): 4. Starring Mia Farrow and Ruth Gordon. Another movie centered around

coming

the

of

the

“Heeeere’s Johnny!" Plus

it

Written and directed by

Roman

Polanski, this film forces the audience to endure all the psychological

trauma

later

that

Farrow does as she

who

terrorize

anyone

unfortunate enough to stumble across their way-out-of-the-way abode. This film creates a feeling of claustrophobia and terror, even though the actual violence on

the

Oscar for

audience and

is

modem

film, this

1.

The Exorcist

ence captivated from beginning to end with barely a moment to recuperate. Blair plays a normal,

wholesome 12-year-old

girl

who

suddenly and inexplicably finds herself possessed by an evil spirit. cally

film follows the novel practito the T, with imager>'

which includes a few subliminal shots inserted for effect - that will not only frighten, but disturb.

A

prolonged version was also

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a few additional scenes that were cut from the original. Subtle music

them

the

via

television

set!

now-famous line, ") It was co-writ“They're here ten and co-produced by Stephen .

.

.

and even has its own urban legend revolving around it after three of its lead actors died Spielberg

under questionable circumstances. The deaths happened, of course, years after the movie

w as

released.

excellent film overall with fan-

tastic visual effects. 2.

von Sydow' and

Arguably the best horror film ever made, this fierce adaptation of the William Peter Blatty novel is guaranteed to keep its audiBlair.

recently released, giving audiences

terrorized

(Origins of the

An

(1973): Starring

Max

by ghosts and

family to

ghost stories put to movie revolves around a

a must-see for any

horror buff.

The Starring

Craig T. Nelson and Heather O'Rourke. Considered one of the

who

lunatics

won Gordon

Best Supporting Actress. 3. Poltergeist (1982):

Marilyn Bums. Although there are no actual ghosts or monsters in this film, it was included on this list for sheer shock factor. Considered one of the most frightening and inBuenlial movies ever made, this film is centered around a family of creepy, crazed

in.

This movie uses tension and paranoia rather than gore to frighten its

the eyes of the unwitting mother.

best

Starring

taken shelter

Linda

has some great scenes most respectfully parodied on The Simpsons. 6. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974):

send

to

many

Ellen Burstyn,

family.

line,

humorous manner,

a

once managed

Antichrist, only this time through

stylized, non-pretentious film that

Nicholson at his farcical best. Watch out for the all too familiar

in

film

roller-coaster,

With

performances from all actors involved and a soundtrack that pulls the audience along an emotional

around her ... and just who is behind it. This is a wonderfully

his

this

matched people struggle to sun'ive the onslaught of the undead that besiege the farmhouse they have

to be.

not

begins to discover the conspiracy

with

“brains”

less

what he appears

is

man who

hotel

(1968): Starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. Yes, this film is in black and white and yes, it is actually quite chilling. Made before gore on film was the norm and zombies were no more than stumbling, bloodied androids calling out

out of the theatre in a panic. It once again plays off our fear of isolation, as a small group of mis-

discovers his son

when he

goes off the deep end after agreeing to take care of an isolated

story of an all-American

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this film gives audiences a taste of

Virgo

authority figure in your

Krueger,

Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall. This highly popular rendition of

resort

An

actually

is

directed by creator Wes Craven, it focuses on the sear-faced, claw-

movie worth watching.

Luckiest day: October 31.

Luckiest day: October 28.

the

young Johnny Depp’s entrance into acting, which alone makes the

-

things are going to be

ing into

good

attacks teens as they sleep. As a side note: this film marks a very

work you have done off.

one

of the series.

is

is

Starring

Antichrist” concept, although this

first

wielding Freddy

3.

February 20 March 20

selection

movie.

The Omen (1976):

5.

what you’re looking for; one to see. The only Freddy movie (with the exception

7.

about to pay

is

-

is

comparable to any low

Gregory Peck and David Waiter. The plot is a typical “coming of the

satire as the others, so if a

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work

(Internet photo)

work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy. Actor Jack Nicholson plays a caretaker gone crazy in the movie The Shining.

All

of a string of films did not encompass the same amount of

Better days will be

off.

about things in your ly. A change could be what you

life different-

on the

killer

Nightmare on Elm Street 8. (1985): Starring Robert Englund Langenkamp. Heather and Although better quality sequels were produced out of this movie, it’s once again a highly recom-

scare

are going to start thinking

victim to a

fall

A

this

You

counsellors are isolat-

woods and

career.

This

January 20 February 18

July 22

It

For a novice it’s the only movie of the series really worth watching, plus it’s a great peek into a young Kevin Bacon’s early

Fate will be controlling a large your life for a while. Good days are ahead, but enjoy them

Luckiest day:

movie took place

loose.

People close to you will be seekThey know your honesty will help them with their ing your advice.

this

has a simple, typical plot: a group

ed

Capricorn

June 21

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the

before any nonsensical sequels.

maniacal,

Gemini

enjoy

Starring Jeanine Taylor.

of teen

affection.

Luckiest day: October 30.

3.

who

for those

a pointless blood fest. 9.

Relationships

one-by-one.

slaughtered

cally

November 22 December 21

20

Night of the Living Dead

and a superb makeup job also support this movie's title as the scariest movie of all time. Although always a subject for debate, those are

my

picks for the

Top 10 best

horror movies ever made. There are, of course,

dozens

more worth mentioning, including

many

less

mainstream than those

referenced here... but that s all a matter of opinion, isn't it? Enjoy the

movies and Happy Halloween!


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