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Conestoga College, Kitchener

2002

18,

pet

34th Year

— No. 25

Master’s degree required to teach new degree programs By

MARCY CABRAL

“1 think, frankly, that

who works college

the

Willi

approved for

Iwo degree programs and two more

and

institution

an

in

in

is

everybody

educational a

teaching

position should always be upgrad-

degree applications under review,

ing their qualifications,” Tibbits

teaching requirements for these up-

said.

programs

and-coming

new

have

In order to teach at the

changed. level

all

now

teachers must

have a master’s degree and signifiexperience in their specific

cant

field.

The policy was formally implemented

last year,

but over the past

management has ensure that all new hires

four or five years tried to

have had a master’s as a

minimum

requirement.

However, apply

in

grams.

does not

policy

this

the

apprenticeship pro-

In these special cases the

But, for

Bums

the bigger ques-

“How do you keep your faculty at the leading edge of their field?” Things are constantly changing and you want people who are upto-date and not antiques, he said. tion

remains:

still

Over

the

summer

new

faculty

college

the

members, and according to Tibbits, 33 of them had a master’s degree and significant field experience, making these hired 34

highly

individuals

qualified

However, not

people believe a

all

college looks for master craftsman

master’s degree necessarily

chosen field. According to David Bums, college vice-president of academics, this new policy is beneficial to both faculty and students. “What we’re looking for is people who have a master’s degree in

better.

in their

their

significant

plus

specialty,

key is to have a deeper exposure both academically- and in the industry.”

industrial experience ... the

to

teach their assigned courses.

means

of president Olinski, Jon Conestoga Students Inc., has concerns with the new policy and believes a master’s degree should be a hiring preference and not a

requirement.

“You’re not including a great faculty.

lot

of

was in would be

If this policy

place 20 years ago there a lot of people, who have been here that long,

who

are excellent, that

wouldn’t be here.”

“What we are looking for is people who have

Although industry experience important tive to

a master’s degree

in

If a teacher can’t teach and the students aren’t learning anything then that teacher really shouldn’t

college vice-president

of academics

be here, Olinski concluded. According to Michael Dale, a

Faculty will not be confined to teaching only degree programs; but they will also be teaching courses

diploma programs as well, so

students will benefit from their

College President John Tibbits insists the college will always with diploma-based remain 15 per cent ot the

institution allocated for degrees.

“We're here

our students

to train

said, adding, the

for industry.” he

current trend

is

for

more

certifica-

strongly believes the college

He owes

its

students the best possible

can otter. With the emphasis on higher education and the degrees versus

training and teachers

it

diplomas argument on people’s minds, what docs this mean tor cuirent faculty

who

don't ha\'e a

master's degree?

Both Burns and that t

informal education.

Tibbits

agree

peopdc should alw ays be going extra mile to better them-

\es, but insist that

threatened.

no jobs are

of health services Nov. Accounting student Tania Wu receives a flu shot from Judi Parry people were vaccinated during the six-day clinic at the college.

believes

someone w'ho

is self-

for

By JAMES DOYLE

n’t

adding.

“It

at

point in their lives.” Fie understands the college’s point of view and is confident the school is moving to the next level,

the best

way

it

knows

how. But he also believes the policy changes have to be made with careful analysis and sensitivity from all perspectives. “1 see the changes as positive. In general there are some problems and glitches, but there

always be problems when you implement change," he

will

stated.

John Tibbits would like to give the ATS Centre a facelift.

The

means they

went through the process

President

College

Conestoga

someone has

behind their name doesmean their brilliant,” he

said,

on Nov. 4

city council

to ask for a in

letters

About 800

asks city to consider grant ATS Centre renovations

secondary education. "Just because

8.

Tibbits

educated can be just as smart, if not smarter, than someone with post-

some

and higher education.

tion

academic support staff one of the policy s biggest problems is that the government has trouble recognizing

member,

up your sleeves!

Roll

full-time

He

expertise.

approximately

have some teaching backtrick, however, is find-

ground. The two.

David Bums,

all

is

also just as impera-

ing the right balance between the

their specialty.”

in the

it is

current

ATS

Centre, located

parking lot 10. is an old storage garage that has been turned into a training centre for information in

technology and industrx training. This new building will be used as a training

centre

tor

companies

to

enhance and develop employees skills. The college is hoping to renovate the current a

$5-million.

1

ATS

building into

S.OOO-square-toot

skills training centre.

$1 -million grant to assist building of the new training cen-

ects.

This would also mean the fed-

eral

government would give the

Super-build funds, they will lose

He

is

tor students

and

ing for workers in the lield.

Tibbits

appeared

at

Kitchener

to get a piece of the

project another $1 million.

The

col-

w ill purchase new centre with equipment more money coming from the prilege has the land and for the

w ho 5 private partners are readv to go." said Tibbits. The pri\ate sector includes some trade

"We ha\e

It is

all

of

if

we

1

estimated that approx-

5900,000 is

"We

wouldn't go up there

thought

it

was hopeless.

will

be private

50.” if

the

give the project the

cit\'

does not help out. then the project

would not become a reality. "We hope to be up and mnning by September 2003, ready for the double cohort." he

said.

council decision could optimistic the city will go-ahead. "1

I

think our odds are better than 50-

donations. Tibbits

it.

Tibbits also said that

vate sector.

imaleh

more spaee

hoping

S6.7 million that has been allocated to the region for Super-build proj-

unions.

train-

city officials told council to stop

spending. Kitchener has runs up a $52-million capital spending bill in the last three years. Tibbits is confident because if the city does not spend any of its

growing so quiek-

is

think we have a good chance.” This optimism comes even though

capital

tre.

said Tibbits. "This will give us

"The college l\."

the

in

December during

discussions.

capital

come

budget


News Out of the Cold gets people off the streets — SPOKE, November

Page 2

2002

18,

ernment get low-income housing for all homeless people. "The City of Waterloo doesn’t want to admit we have this, prob-

By AIMEE WILSON As the cold, blustery days set in many people are pulling out their wools and

flannels.

how

uring out

For others,

lem,” said Savage.

fig-

next four months

ums

more impor-

is

blanket and one pillow including a pillowcase. Extra blankets are sup-

Homelessness is an issue in most major Canadian cities. Living on the streets becomes even more chaotic once the cold sets in and clothing

is

hard to

come

plied

clean each sleeping arrangement and prepare it for the next week. Savage says there are about 25 to 30 volunteers per night. “We call them guests because we treat them like guests,” Savage

by.

shortage of affordable housing has left many of Waterloo Region’s

overcrowded.

Now

that the

cold weather has swept over the province, the vacancy rate

is

said.

even

Each guest

lower.

According

to

the area

in

Marie Morrison, in the area of Waterloo Region,

is tied

Ontario.

A homeless man

Church. In the fall of 1999, three more churches got involved in the program. By 2000, seven churches

coming and warm atmosphere for the winter months.’’ The program

homeless

in Waterloo Region. The churches include; St. Louis Lutheran John’s St. Church, Church and First United Church in

and Trinity United Evangelical Bethany

Waterloo Church,

CCF

Music and praising Sanctuary on Nov.

the

filled

6.

A worship night was put on by Conestoga Christian Fellowship, (CCF) featuring members of a band from Emmanuel Bible College

Conestoga Christian Fellowship, out

at

7

p.m.

hear

to

music and an inspirational message from Pastor David Robinson.

Christian

through bold testimony to of

Jesus

co-ordinator

site

program at First United Church, said, “The purpose (of Out the

of the Cold)

is

to provide a wel-

provides overnight shelter for those in need. Each site is run by volun-

who

arrange hot meals, supervise during the night and clean up

teers

morning. There is training provided for the volunteers twice a year, once in October and again in January. The training consists of in the

Christ.”

Conestoga Christian

drugs or alcohol allowed and

according being able

ceries or visa versa.

With emergency shelters over Out of the Cold program is feeling the pressure. At one capacity, the

point

the

peaked

at

churches in Kitchener 170 guests for a dinner

and 70 guests for overnight. After 40 guests, it starts to get crowded, said Savage. sitting

“Christianity

God

is

all

the only

“In the beginning

God

created

the heaven and the earth,” a lone

was

the

first

evening event held by the group,

male voice

said.

After affirming that this was the

which also has weekly Bible study sessions on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. in Rm 1D03.

correct

The audience sang along with the band members, following along

He

answer,

Robinson said

those words reveal the emphasis

of the Bible. also

talked

about

how

and

heard after he faith.

made

his

way

to the

to find out life.

about the

Animals

don’t.

sufficiently

fund low-income housing, forcing people like himself out onto the streets. Others who attend the program said they want to see the gov-

collecting socks, mittens,

is

by volunteering, giving to the food bank or donating money to the church of their choice. Savage also

recommends donating bus “They are very useful.” United Church volunteers

First

more

for

is

tickets.

looking

the for interested

overnight shift. Anyone Savage contact can

at

msavage@golden.net.

members

discuss

down

to five

key components.

why

37.5 per cent

Students from College

in

Emmanuel

Bible

Kitchener perform at

a worship night on Nov. 6.

in

the Sanctuary

Robinson said the greatest

of you to

someone campus

is

use one

else

someone who tells and soon the whole

will

be talking about

tell

“Be

a bold wit-

ness through bold testimony to tell

of Jesus Christ.”

will occur.

Next on the agenda was the issue

Conestoga College was high on the agenda at the college council meeting on Nov. 1 1

of students using cellphones during

main reasons why

said the ultimate goal

students

all

their

will

is

that

graduate from

programs. In order to achieve

a higher graduation

rate,

he said

must accept students with the academic background that will help them excel. the college

“It starts

lie

people believe is that the worst thing that can happen to them is to have a broken relationship with an important person in their life. “I’ll tell you an even worse break-up,” he said, “and that’s between you and God.” He then challenged the believers in the room to spread the word

It

this

of students don’t graduate from

He (Photo by Mary Simmons)

People do.”

silent

government doesn’t

the

These are personal/financial, academic and institutional.

sage of

But the room grew

only the voice of the pastor was

against the parasites.” John feels

ies.

stage and began to relay his mes-

the

lacks the ability to protect himself

students don’t persist in their stud-

Jesus,” he said.

displaying

gloves and toques. Society can help

there are three

ophy classes meaning of

overheads

According to John (a pseudonym), who benefits from the Out of the Cold program, “The definition of a poor person is a person who

addressed the issue by stating that

of Jesus Christ. “All God needs to do

lyrics.

In preparation for winter, the pro-

gram

Ered Harris, executive director. Student Services and Registrar,

unique our relationship is with God. “Have you ever seen a kangaroo pray?” he asked. “Animals don’t pray. Animals don’t go to philos-

with

to afford a safe, secure

third,

no weapons.

apartment.

Understanding

about the

is

to

was not decided whether or not

started out with a

Jesus because Jesus

homeless, are Morrison, is not

people

By MARY SIMMONS

the broken between human beings and God, which he said first occurred in the Garden of Eden when Eve was tempted by the serpent to eat from the Tree of Knowledge. fact that

Waterloo.

college graduation rate

particularly

ships,

in

In

Council

through the darkness,” he said. He spoke about broken relation-

in the Bible.

Fellowship

night

many

80 and the average number who stay the night is 40 to 50. The numbers drop for overnight stay because some people can afford housing and choose not to buy groto

He started with a prayer expressing his desire for Jesus Christ to be present and evident on campus at Conestoga College. “We pray that Christ will shine

one who could bring people back to loving God.” He asked the audience if anyone could recite the first 10 words

Pastor David Robinson,

The worship

September, “most (shelters) were at 100 per cent occupancy,” said Morrison. The most common reason why

Louis Church

St.

the Sanctuary

in

good relationship with man. We sinned and Christ came to save us from that sin,” he said. “God sent

“Be a bold witness

tell

Mike Savage, for

and safety, mental health issues on the streets and violence. Tours of the church are also given. According to Savage, the average number who stay for supper is 70 health

relationship

in Kitchener.

About 40 people, including members of the band and

came

Lutheran Church in -Kitchener. The seven churches rotate the program for every night of the week.

worships

By MARY SIMMONS

pseudonym), 25, who

month. “When I moved out, I didn’t ask for any help. I had to do it on my own.” The Out of the Cold program has three rules which must be abided by. First, there is no violence by word or deed. Second, there is no

attends the Out of the Cold program at

Missionary Church, Benton Street Baptist Church and St. Matthew’s

their doors to the

(a

has been homeless for about a

From November until the end of March, a program called Out of the Cold is operated to help the homeless find shelter and warmth. The Out of the Cold program originated in Toronto when the first shelter opened in 1988. In February 1999, Waterloo opened its first Out of the Cold shelter at First United

opened

Mark

said

for sixth for lowest

vacancy rate in Canada and tied second for lowest vacancy rate in

able to return as

is

long as they behave. “It’s better than being outside,”

planning associate

homelessness

needed. After each night

if

volunteers

A

shelters

of the churches. Mattresses are

supplied along with a fitted sheet, a

tant.

warm

stay in the gymnasi-

The guests

to stay alive for the

with admission,” he said.

classes.

Melanie Reed, who was also nominated to be the new vice-chair of the council, said she found it wasn’t a problem after a policy was set in the English language studies program. Students were told they could not turn on their cellphones unless it was an emergency situainvolving necessary contact

tion

from dependant children or elderly parents.

now be

This policy will

college-

wide, and will be included in the

emergency dent

calls section of the stu-

handbook'

procedures

in

September 2003.

But after the students are here, he said, there must be a good

CORRECTION

foundation for them to work with.

This aid,

includes

offering

counselling

financial

and academic

services so every student can be successful.

Conestoga College President John Tibbits said he sees the problem as complex, but that it comes down to a level of management. If the college offers quality services

every level, then more students

at

will

want

Tibbits

to stay

also

and graduate.

recommended

look at the issue and narrow

Nov.

1

1

issue of Spoke,

was given that a child-care worker with the Doon Childcare Centre was the sole employee recognized as part of child-care

worker appre-

ciation day.

In

Doon

fact,

the

entire

staff

at

Childcare Centre was rec-

ognized for their hard work and efforts.

a

retention committee be established to

In the

the impression

it

Spoke error.

apologizes

for

the ^


News

SPOKE, November

Conestoga grad excels This

sixth in a six-part Conestoga alumni who are nominated for the 2002 Premier's Award, an annual, provincial awards program created hy the government to acknowledge the important economic and social contrihution college graduates

Despite Dave’s intense schedule

series on

he always found lime for extracurricular

he

sure

attended

His

desire

resulted

in

average,

will

awards:

to Ontario. Award winners he announced Teh. 24. 200J in

Toronto.

award;

By DANIEL ROTH

classes

a

himself

better

to

material

reports;

the

Leadership award, which is chosen by peers for showing leadership qualities in the class; and the Lloyd Andrews award for aca-

Dave Arjune believes deterniinawork ethic and a thirst

tion, a great

demic achievement. This award

in

achieving success.

recognizes a student with excel-

The

rounder Engineering and

Arjune Manuracturing

showed

in

on

and made

fitness

him achieving an A and receiving four the Butler Polymct Materials award for

exceptional

early

volunteered

every lunch hour.

make

key ingredients

He

activities.

his lime as a peer tutor

'

for education are

— Page 3

2002

community

in

the

is

18,

of

life

that

academic

lent

who

standing,

despite his or her workload, finds

he

could deal with difficult situations

time to help other students achieve success by coaching and

and be the better for

encouraging them.

Dave

was

the

it.

Cromart, Guyana, the second eldest in a family of six. At the tender age of seven his parents separated and he took on the rote of head of the household, ensuring his mother and siblings were taken care of. “I used to do the budgeting, plant the farm to make sure there was food on the table, milk the cows in the morning and go to school after that along with my brothers and sisters,”

As

a

born

in

to

and Manufacturing where he was a CNC lathes and milling machine operator. He worked his way up in

At 15 years of age Dave landed his first job as a machine equipment operator and pumps and

company,

the

responsibilities

steam turbines servicer with Bookers Sugar Estates Ltd. Not liking the political system in Guyana, Dave kept his eye out for job opportunities abroad, and learned about openings for machinments

through advertise-

newspapers.

ee trainer and supervisor. In 1988 Dave’s determination

and

thirst

him

for

further.

education pushed

He knew

greater education to

he needed

become more

successful.

“In

my current position

I

couldn’t

go forward without more education,”

moving

assuming other including employ-

he

said, adding, “I

wanted

to

his family to this country in 1981, knowing he would have to go else-

have something different than everyone else.” But the job he had at the time did-

and

to attend school,

Dave

didn’t hesitate in

figure something out. What he was not expecting

was

from companies, including one from Centra Industries, asking him to come and

several

work

phone

calls

for them.

During a job interview with the president

of the

company Dave

explained he wanted to expand his options and his education, making school it clear he wanted to go to

during the day.

and accom-

“They were

modate him.

so he quit.

have a second thought about coming to Canada; I knew wouldn't have any trouble 1

Although he didn’t know how he would fund his education, let alone pay his mortgage and sup-

your tuition and your books.’ Dave took the job on the spot, and within one week of working there

blending

port his family,

Dave wasn’t too

he became the evening supervisor. He also started the mechanical

happy

truly

"I didn't

His

in.”

first

job was

at

Eldorado Tool

allow for him

n’t

concerned.

He knew he would

Gun owners must By IAN ROSS one issue: restrict people who use guns in criminal acts and at the same time give the right to use guns to law-abiding citizens. The problem

Gun

comes dow n

control

is that

we

to

know who will use Guns and who won

don't

t. guns legally have a huge impact on Canadians.

Someone

is

more than twice

as

member it a likely to kill gun is accessible in their home according to the Coalition for Gun a family

Control.

shown

that

statistics

have

adolescents arc

more

Suicide

than four times as likely to kill themhes if a gun is accessible at home,

f

guns arc kept loaded and unlocked the percentages are even higher.

Canada has roughly one million handguns where the United States has more than 76 million. After watching the recent sniper in Washington, nearly

shootings

everyone has cause lor concern about public safety. The gun found

Muhammad's

car

John Allen was a Bushmaster. the civilian \ersion of the M-16. The gun is legal to use along with the ammunition and can be bought from any gun Guns like the Bushmaster store.

in

have semi-automatic capabilities and anyone with a shooting background can fire it accurately. Guns in Canada must meet regulations and specifications to be tarv

in

1995, and is QS 9000 registered and was ISO 9002:94 registered on its first audit.

Dave’s willingness to further his education and to better himself has brought him a lot of success. But despite everything he has achieved,

young and just out I was a dad

of high school, while

and husband,” he said. Dave’s people skills and natural

he

ability to adapt to a situation helped him ease into this new atmosphere. “Interacting with them was awk-

ward at first. But that awkwardness soon melted away and I felt like one of the gang."

is still

a

humble person.

"1 don't think just think if

Tm

a superstar;

you work hard

it

I

will

happen. I'm a pretty simple person - I'm like a farmer. I get up with the sun and go to bed w hen it

goes dow

n."

practise safety precautions matics that can be converted to automatic, short-barreled fully

unloaded and inoperable.

sawed-oft shotguns, large capacity magazines and a tew' otlTer models not suitable for hunting are all illegal in Canada. Guns manufactured prior to 1945

Iws

handguns,

may be passed on

to lamily

mem-

bers as an exemption to laws prohibiting restricted guns.

On

Dec.

1.

1998. the Firearms

was passed in Canada restrictrights. owner's gun ing police using checks Background

.Act

databases, notification ot spouses.

checks and registrations are part of the new laws instituted

safetN all

Fully automatic mili-

b\ the Firearms .Act. Sate gun storage was another big issue that

assault weapons, semi-auto-

required gun owners to store guns

legally used.

all

specializes

seen nothing but success since its creation. It was incorporated in

in his pro-

dated by his classmates.

,

AEM, which

CNC precision high-speed machining for automotive, military and aerospace industries, has

work from 6:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. “And then I would come home and do my homework.”

to

officials

achieve the success he wanted.

be

to

had a good reputation for academic excellence,” he said, adding he attended classes from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and then went to

ethic

Company

knew of Dave’s work were more than happy

own business, and they didn’t have to think twice. “I had a purchase order without having a business plan, machines, financing or anything,” he said.

it

Being the only student

else,

his

engineering technology program at Conestoga College. “I chose Conestoga College since

gram not fresh out of high school, Dave found himself a little intimi-

He said the president’s response was, “So what’s the problem we have an evening shift. And to make the deal even better, we’ll pay for

where

to

work for Dave asked the customers contacting him if they would buy from him if he started someone

David Arjune, a Conestoga College graduate, stands in front of his business, Arjune Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM), which specializes in high-speed precision CNC machining for the automotive, military and aerospace industries.

choice.”

Canada

moving

Instead of agreeing to

But after his uncle died while working under a car, Dave had to rethink his career options. "My mom said, ‘There’s no way you’re going to be a mechanic,’ and so a machinist was my second

in local

eventually

said.

(Photo by Daniel Roth)

his uncle.

in

Industries,

Centra

for

However, in 1994 he knew he needed new challenges, and despite receiving three job offers in two weeks, he decided to open his own business, Arjune Engineering and Manufacturing (AEM). “Obviously my professional colleagues believed in me. It was then I decided to believe in myself,” he

be an automotive mechanic, like

ists

working

the engineering department.

he said.

young man Dave wanted

Dave

After earning his diploma,

continued

It home town of North Bay. me over four months to legalhunt since I had to deal w ith reg-

took ly

istrations

and

Burton likes

all that

his fami-

and was raised in a hunting atmosphere. "M) lather taught me to hunt and his father taught him so naturalK 1 followed what has ly

become

Many

lock

hunt but occasional!) he will use

them

paperwork.

hunting w ith

I army and owns tour guns. all of them inside a glass cabinet and each ot them has a trigger lock." Merrill doesn't use them to

the

A1 Burton. 21. hunts regularly in

much

guns are secure and kids.

Chery l.

8.

my

and Brian. 10. that guns

Man\ gun ow ners argue aren't the problem;

it's

people lock their guns

pulling the trigger.

.A

in a

trigger itself.

Mandatory minimum

sentences of four \ears for \ iolent crimes committed with a tireann

were also instituted. John Merrill. 51. has served

in

children

Merrill has

a tradition."

safe place and buy an additional trigger guard that has a lock on the

feel

knowing m>

safer at night

can't plav with them.

two

"1

for target practice.

the people

popular slo-

gan for pro-gun activists don't

The

kill

people.

1

kill

is

“Guns

people.

issue of the right to

ow n

a

gun \ersus the public's safety is probably still at hand. Debates will ne\ er cease as long as guns continue to be used to commit crimes.


— SPOKE, November

Page 4

H

Commentary

2002

18,

Canada

THATWAS A

IT'S

VERY

NICE CHRISTMAS

AN AD FOR

CHRISTMAS

-

deserves apology Does Pat Buchanan have a mother? If he does, she should wash his mouth out with soap. Buchanan, host of the U.S. -based television show Buchanan and Press on

accused Canada of being a freeloading nation and

MSNBC,

a secret hiding place for international teiTorists.

He

also referred to

as ‘‘Soviet Canuckistan,

Canada

many

after

Canadians expressed their anger over a U.S. law allowing the fingerprinting and photographing of Canadian Middle Eastern visitors.

freeloaders because he thinks the

He accused Canadians of being

U.S. protects and defends our borders because

we

are unable to

do

so ourselves.

These are pretty harsh words coming from a member of a country we have helped or stood up for many times. For example, during the events of Sept. 11, 2001, we allowed planes to land in Canadian airports.

We welcomed

these stranded

homes. We were Americans, made a we while free, for sleep and allowed them to eat promise to stand behind their country for years to come. Also, during Sept. 11, we sent countless police officers and fire-

whom

most of

travellers,

into our

fighters to help with rescue efforts at the

Not only did we

collect

and donate money

the victims of the terrorist attacks, but

we

World Trade Center

site.

through the Red Cross for also held countless

com-

memorative ceremonies throughout the country. Our feet have stomped the ground beside theirs during countless wars and our voices have been heard among theirs on countless

American issues. Even though it entire country,

obvious Buchanan’s views do not represent the was wrong for him to express these views on

is

it

TV

what joins the country and makes

is

together to fight and defend

come

many

issues.

citizens

its

And when our

country’s morals and images are slaughtered across their screens, gives us a bad

name and

creates a reputation

we could

certainly

it

do

Buchanan accused Canada of being “a haven for

he went too

terrorists,”

far.

Unfortunately, because of our proximity to the United States, Canada is a place where terrorists could potentially hide. However, we are a country committed to world peace.

We

have taken part

made

vow

a

stand behind America on

to

we have

peacekeeping missions and

in several

its

war on

so-called

terrorism. Certainly,

it

is

beyond our control

if ten'orists

Canada. But we are doing everything these people stay

Canada

away from our

a nation that

is

is

in

of dollars to fight a war, but

resources

and

finances

choose

to hide in

our power to make sure

country.

not prepared to spend countless dollars

on defence, as the Americans have done.

we

We cannot allocate billions

stand behind nations that have the

participate

to

trying

in

ensure

to

two

siblings,

the

disagreements and conflicts

U.S.

and Canada have had many

in the past. But, like family,

we should

stand and fight terrorism together.

Accusing our nation of being freeloaders and a haven for is

not brotherly and

it is

member

terrorists

for his tirade

and embrace Canada as

Letters are

letters to

should be signed and include the

and telephone number contacted

No unsigned

shopping

squall outside

ment

was

full

was waiting

mailbox. Apparently all the my town thought it was Christmas too. The bundle was at least three times thicker than usual

each year around this must go through the ago-

to

time

we

buy for each of our family mem-

come

bers.

better get

need

don’t

I

out to the mall to check out the

reminder and

great sales.

magically help

the

extra

those flyers won’t

all

me

determine the

October?

The problem with

realize that

proclaiming that Christmas had I

two weeks before

really needs tacky Santa stat-

Lies in

nizing process of deciding what to

overnight and that

a depart-

Canadian

of Christmas paraphernalia.

Who

stuffed with flyers

was

trip to

visited a

find at least five full-length aisles

thinking.

my

it

one I

Halloween and was disgusted

stores in

because

in

store.

Tire store almost

the day after

already looked

the real surprise

is

of this

all

insane commercialism

not that

is

annoying or bothersome, but

we, as

human

it

that

beings, are being

taken advantage

Somewhere

of.

out

there in the dark abyss of giant cor-

porations

it

No

began.

all

one

happens every year. The day after

is

outside the doors of the

knows who started it and no one knows when. But in the dark heart of money-hungry man, no more

Halloween, the masters of com-

malls there really aren’t any signs

than a few decades ago, a plot was

of Christmas anywhere yet, except

evolving that would

maybe

forget the true

I

guess

shouldn’t have been

I

we

mercialism feel that

weeks

three

Christmas

spirit

me

to

into

the

I

wrong.

I

do think

think what bothers that

The idea of even entering a

claims

Dec.

me

But there

distress. all

is

1

causes

something

the advertising that

makes

angry.

students have been

on the planet long enough

to

the

most

is

now

of it

buying.

Each

store

can make your holiday

shopping an easy, fun, and affordable one-stop

trip.

know by now Nobody that nobody

think

we

all

that these are lies. I

know

(at

least

that puts thought into their

can do

gifts)

I

all

their

Christmas

make people

meaning of

this hol-

iday.

Whether you choose

proclaiming the good news of the

season

lot after

me

the television.

a great

is

gift.

Every second commercial

and get shopping.

mall parking

me

can’t wait

get

hitting the malls early idea.

perfect

phenomenon

shocked. This same

to believe

2000 years ago. He was

the origi-

We

nal cause of celebration.

because

He gave

it

bom more than

or not, a baby was

his life. If

give

you

think about nothing else this holi-

day season, think about the

reason

for

the

that. It is

Christmas

season.

Spoke

welcome

Spoke welcomes

it

like Christmas, I

living

editor. Letters

snow was

Halloween and But

had woken up

I

It

Most college

rather than a liability.

and

1

window.

about

totally unnecessary.

Buchanan should apologize a family

was Nov.

Don’t get

international peace.

Like

my

in

without.

When

It

to a blustery

national television.

American

Commercialism replaces meaning

is

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PBS 1940s

Letters to the editor Legalization of gun possession

has

its

This

benefits was

lett-er

written

in

response to Spoke’s anti-gun editorial published in the Oct. 7 issue of Spoke.

You can

against guns

legislate

but not against insanity.

recent

shooting

Patricia Sullivan at a

death

of

Canada Post

outlet.

ic

peoplc,

should be violent

strictly

Richmond, gram called

U.S. Va.

attorneys

instituted

down on

cracking

illegal

pro-

a

posses-

decreased 65

per

This incident was a horribly tragevent and my condolences and

I’m sure the condolences of the

go out to the family and friends of Ms. Sullivan. However, this event is not an excuse to outlaw the possession of

Given the success of

gram

six states

-

this

pro-

similar results in Canada.

On

a final

Murder not

the author of

note,

have to

tele-

very few of these shows

Survivor

events.

has

women competing

cheap thrills to entertain the masses. But what about participating in real

PBS

has

made

its

1

and watched

sat

cope with

their

new

this

situation

House put

three families

own

log

World War was not

all

Last

PBS showed

fall

1

900s

30 years after V-Day. This seemingly easy task that

many would

think

would be fun and

They had

to live, eat

and survive as

certainly

firearms by law-abiding citizens.

a completely true fact but

the author think that

all

of

hibited as well? Should

I

have to

my

be very

difficult to cut steaks

baseball bat?

would

It

thought so too. Firearms do not have the sole purpose of being used to commit murder.

There are many legal activities which require the use of firearms, including: skeet shooting, hunting, collecting and precision shooting contests.

Perhaps one of the most imporThe gov-

tant uses is self-defence.

ernment obviously recognizes as

it

equips

of our police

all

offi-

use.

south, 33 states have enact-

ed right-to-carry (RTC) laws. When these concealed carry laws were instituted, murders fell about eight per cent, rapes

fell

by

five per

cent, and aggravated assaults

seven per cent. (Lott,

fell

by

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Less Crime, University of Chicago States

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legislations

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were sent to live in a completely remodeled home with all the amenities that existed in 1939 to 1945. They were not afforded any of the luxuries of today. They had to cope with rationing, lack of sanitation and the ever present threat of air raids, jwhich for the show were, electronically reproduced.

This

was

letter

rates are

written

RTC

dence. I happened to pick up an issue of Spoke at the Waterloo campus and I just wanted to write in appreciation for the article by Kate VandeVen on

West’s special needs have been happily accommodated.

how Marty

I’m glad to hear that his cerebral palsy hasn’t been a roadblock to his

crime? In a word. yes. The problem with firearms does

was

I

particulaily interested in this

section of the article:

on West’s wheelchair, which allows him to open not only installed

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throughout residence with just a

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The author of Murder

not justiti-

able correctly admits that threequarters of recovered tirearms are

unregistered

s

there

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that restrict the rights ol law-

that

would have more information or

know who Thanks

to contact?

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much.

with the Canadian

Firearms Centre. Rather than imposing additional

au

Is

return to the comforts of the 21st

century. However, they had learned

It

lot from their experience. Aside from the fact that war is no fun,

a

Mom

everyday tasks.

or

much

of our time and possessions for granted. It is easy to see how we can be blind to the fact that it could all be taken away in an instant. For the mother and dealing with the daughter, rationing of cigarettes was enough make their skin crawl. to

Meanwhile, today many smokers can barely last an hour before they

Do You

they also learned

how

their possessions.

Everything from

the

way

to

Are you interested to participate

in

now shops at the local greengrocer and the kids watch far less But,

they

greater sense of

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television.

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only takes the hand of man.

By the end of the program the Hymers were more than willing to

did-

put the effort into their tasks.

We

it

around them

with similar chal-

lenges.

with legal firearm owners but with the illegal ownership of

not

n’t

many

tears.

was not because they

education.

lock, installation, etc.

states.

So does the legal possession of firearms by citizens help reduce

entertaining, actually reduced

aster,

everything

in

response to Spoke’s feature of Marty West, a student with special needs living in Conestoga’s resi-

netic locks

states with the lowest violent crime

A mom,

from the north of England.

dad, daughter and her two children

assault.

the FBI, the five

ing with war.

Paul Royston

push of a button.”

to

to this collection of fine reality programs. This one, however, offered a slightly more modem twist, deal-

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murder, 38 per cent lower robbery, and 1 7 per cent lower aggravated

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cers with firearms for just such

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True gun safety depends on educaand personal responsibility, not

with

a spoon, should my kitchen knives be taken away. Sound ridiculous? I

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opportunity, with no cash reward.

weapons should be pro-

turn in

it

anymore than they should be

tion

Does

were 900. Each of these programs offered

if

the participants the opportunity to

two-thirds of all homicides are not committed with firearms. these other

a British family deal-

zens with legal intentions should not be denied access to firearms

bats or steak knives.

This family had to learn to rely on each other for strength. They also had to adjust to the fact that in an

nearly

effects for

of the family members to

is

that

the

true pioneers.

economic

Victorian era.

This

truly

and physical pressures with war.

instant

the

in the

the other side of the coin states that

is

could be taken away. It does not have to be a famine or a natural dis-

felt

life

denied access to other potentially lethal objects such as baseball

be

constant

who

enough wood to survive winter and live off the land like

ing with

homicides are commit-

never

the

cabins, cut

House about

ted with firearms.

come

that long ago,

anyone who wishes to possess them.” This is true. Guns should not be available to just anyone, but law-abiding citi-

third of all

we can

despite

especially for a country like Britain

her belief that “guns should not be

The author of this article quotes Canada saying that one-

tional

found

how

entire college

Statistics

family 1

unprepared they were. The Second

wild to build their

it seems as from a dis-

.seen

is

simply not prepared for the emo-

my.self taken a back at

Frontier

the western

at

looming threat of attack. It is obvious that society today

period re-creation programs. in the

like

touched,

the reality craze with a .selection of

justifiable states his or

available to

tance,

Opinion

As

contribution to

everything

if

Sarah McGoldrick

buff

events for the sheer experience?

look

I

world’s reaction to war

bikini-clad

against

light up.

Today, when

jocks to fight for$l million and Fear Factor uses gross techniques and

Virginia, Texas,

Florida, South Carolina, Louisiana and Colorado - all have implemented similar programs. There is no reason to suspect that these programs would not have

age of so-called “reality

offer anything close to true-to-life ,

In a year, the city’s homicides were cut 41 per cent from their 1994 high. Crimes committed

firearms

In an

vision,”

at

sion of firearms by criminals.

with

program

reality

in

aimed

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surprises participant family

armed criminals.

1994,

In

2002

18,

laws

existing

enforced against

cent.

The Spoke editorial in the Oct. 7, 2002 issue entitled Murder not justifiable claimed that gun ownership should be criminalized based on the

abiding

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engaging in activities, such as walking the dog or playing with the

By JEFF MORLEY some Studies show that

attention lately?

pets can relieve stress

show

Studies Have you given your

Life

2002

18,

people can interact with each

cat,

pet

other and their pets.

The study

people can relieve their stress by interacting with their pets. By just watching fish in an aquar-

also found that

79 per

of people thought that pets helped to balance out a technologi-

cent

dominated home. In an age dominated more and more by gadgets. people find that it is sometimes

cally

ium, scratching your cat's chin or throwing a ball for your dog. you

can lower your stress and improve

away from technolo-

difficult to get

your health. Pets offer unconditional love and

Television, computers, phones

gy.

any time. They are undemanding, never judge and entirely trusting. Pets' can also be funny and make us laugh. A pet can

and pagers are a huge and growing part of most people’s lives.

a part of the family

another being. Some believe that it triggers a nurturing instinct. If any-

affection

at

even become

A pet ty

and a close companion. It

these

is

characteristics

calm

people. Pets can even help lower

blood pressure. In fact, research has

The

Pet

that

cent of people thought that pets pet made their family healthier.

married couples with normal blood pressure. Researchers then observed cardiovascular data while subjects

A

can

people

bring

together.

By

heart rate increased by approximately 30 beats per minute. People with no pet had about the same reaction from having a friend

ject's

present or their spouse.

The study was published in the of issue September/October Psychosomatic Medicine. Besides relieving lifestyle.

stress,

having a

lead to a healthier

pet can also

For those pets that do

require exercise they need walking

and playing. By walking your dog every day you are also getting exercise, spending time with your pet

(Photo by Jeff Morley)

Studies have

shown

that people

and reducing stress. However, it is also important to realize when you are stressed and

pressure and lead healthier

what to do about it. A Globe and Mail

that

pub-

article,

conducted by State

spouse.

University in Buffalo studied 240

that

five beats

some-

their

effect

84 per

The study showed

by

per minute. However, when friends or spouses were present each sub-

A

more calming

on people than recent study

shown

the subject's heart rate

lished Nov. 2, offers a number of tips for stressed out people. Firstly,

pets can have a

Products Manufacturers (APPMA) published the study May 2000.

American

make people feel as if needed. The survey

fiding in a pet helps relax and

entitled

people’s daily lives.

in

with and care for

are revealed that playing with or con-

they

Healthy Pets, Healthy People, illustrated that pets play an important role

gives people the opportuni-

interact

thing, pets

that

prove to be so beneficial to people mentally and physically. A telephone survey,

to

were given arithmetic problems. Having a pet present only raised

you are stressed speak to one who will withhold judgment. Moreover, make it clear that you need to vent and that you are not looking for any answers. if

lifestyles.

Secondly, acknowledge the fact telling

By

are indeed stressed.

you

people you are stressed out give you some room. In

may

they

way, hopefully you

this

little

may

feel a

Thirdly, walk away.

By

.

getting

distance from the problem or

problems you can find a way relax.

Go

work out

Do

to

for a walk, ride a bike.

some music.

or listen to

something that will take your off the stresses at hand.

mind

For those of you

who are without a humane society The humane

pet, volunteer at the

and walk

less edgy.

some

who own

pets have lower blood

their dogs.

is always looking for volunand by walking a dog you can relive your stress, get some exercise

society teers

and help out a fellow creature.

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is

The

a serious and often

more severe

other,

side

effects are convulsions, seizures, anxiety, depression, paranoia, and

Hatafhita

episodes.

life-threatening disease that is prevalent in exotic and tropical locations. Fortunately, there are drugs that can help prevent it. But at what cost? Many people feel the

psychiatric stressed these effects are rare. Over the past several years, some people have reported suffering from the more severe effects,

side effects of one

which some people call mefloquine toxicity. There are conflicting statistics on how many had negative reactions to the drug. The World

anti-malarial,

called mefloquine, are so danger-

ous that the drug shouldn’t be prescribed.

Mefloquine, or the brand name Lariam, was developed in 1985.

It

problems, including psychosis, hallucinations, paranoia and seizures after a woman took it in September, 2001. The woman had a history of depression,

LaRoche

www.smh.com

every 10,000 suffer from negative

atric,

effects.

said.

chloroquine.

called

al,

news

site

reported

called

one

in

dream while on

trip.

Other side effects he had were a and some nausea on the day he took his pill for the week. brief headache

The

travel clinic at the regional

health unit

made

sure he

of the possible

side

was aware effects

of

“because of monetary concerns, side effects, and just ease of use.” Hanes took Doxycycline while he was in Cambodia because there is mefloquine-resistant malaria pres-

He said he felt nauseous about three hours every day from the pills, and was glad to go

ent there. for

back on the Lariam.

When

the recent controversy over

patients

other options for malaria preven-

this

tion.

he was surprised. “I thought

it

to

history of depression or anxiety. “It

common

a

four-month

his

mefloquine, he said, as well as the

not be prescribed to those with a

from

ing one negative

warn U.S. doctors

psychiatric 100,000 experience effects, while a September article

of the disease were anti-malari-

states

Hatafhita said mefloquine should

new

strains

suit

in

Health Organization stated five

it

resistant to a

didn’t

the

with this type of history.

to

that

but

against prescribing

malaria, after

prevent and treat

filed this

October by an American couple from San Antonio alleging that Lariam caused debilitating mental

was created

was discovered

was

Press said one suit

should never be given to someone who has a history of any psychi-

any depressive

illness,”

she

drug came to

Hatafhita said the other options

fairly

Malarone and Doxycycline. Malarone is a newer drug that has proven to be effective against chloroquine-resistant malaria and However, she is well-tolerated.

taken

are

said

can be expensive.

it

It

common

light,

Hanes

humourous because it

it

said

was

had and never experienced any-

thing along those lines.”

I

He

thinks

the incident with the soldiers had

more

to

do with

their profession

than the medication they took.

Culture shock

is

is

another factor to

consider as a source of anxiety, he

about 90 per cent effective in preventing the disease,

There may be a link between mefloquine and four soldiers who

Spencer Hanes,, a University of

effects are vomiting, diarrhea, or

said.

and is only taken weekly, while most pills are daily. However, it

killed

two of them

"Waterloo student, said he actually

headache.

shock. You’re in a totally different

committing suicide at Fort Bragg, N.C. this summer. The article from

enjoyed one side effect of Lariam when he took if for seven months

Doxycycline is also taken daily and is effective against choloroquine-resistant strains.

www.smh.com

for a trip to India and southeast

side

Asia.

Malarone. She said they present

Mefloquinne

is

comes with many

side effects.

Jane Hatafhita, from the travel and infectious disease department at the Waterloo Regional Health Unit, said the most common side effects

are

nausea,

dizziness,

diers

their

wives,

said

all

four sol-

served

reportedly

in

Afghanistan and were allegedly taking mefloquine. Some have filed lawsuits against

Not everyone

La Roche,

turbances, including vivid dreams.

for withholding or misrepresenting

mental,”

information about the side effects.

thought

An

added

"People

report

they

have

very

colourful dreams,” she said.

October

makers of Lariam,

article

from the United

CLASSIFIED

against this drug.

Hanes said he experienced vivid dreams the entire time he was on the drug. “It was a side effect, but at the same time, it wasn’t detri-

headaches, diarrhea, and sleep dis-

the

is

it

that

all

and

similar

are

effects

side

let

them make

to

going to be

fairly

clients with

their

own

deci-

what

their perceived risks are,” she

He

said.

fairly positive.”

he only remembers hav-

Hanes

he

you’re

chose

Lariam

not

you’re

best,

anxious,” said

He would recommend drug to anyone who meets the

this cri-

because the benefits out-

teria,

weigh

the

risk

of

contracting

malaria.

“The ly

said

your

culture

Hanes.

actually

said.

where at

“People choose based on

was

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City dwellers experience By MICHELLE TAYLOR Dust

fills the air as a horse and perform for the crowd. Cheers

rider

breeds. From Shires to the Canadian, spectators could watch the animals perform and learn

Centre,

Exhibition

Toronto. raised

the

in

Place

in

a chance for people

It’s

city

experience

to

rural life.

known

This year. The Royal ran from year.

It

7 and celebrated

1

its 8()th

featured everything from

equestrian shows to giant vegeta-

According

bles.

Web

site,

it

The Royal’s

to

the world’s largest

is

indoor combined agricultural, hor-

canine and equestrian

ticultural,

and

is

an hour a day, six days a week. She travels and performs in many shows such as The Royal. Amanda Martyn, owner of the Lusitano horse, has been attending tising

The Royal

attend

Hundreds of thousands of people The Royal every year, coming from all over Canada and the

as

United States.

attend

Opening day featured an

agricul-

show, a Royal horse show, agility competitions, a caval-

cade of horses and celebration of the dog. Hundreds of displays

showcased many unusual and rare products as well as some good food. However, the biggest attraction seemed to be the many different horse events. Everywhere you looked there were horses, from the Horse Shop to the Horse Palace. The cavalcade of horses was an all day presentation of various

Hearing By IZABELA ZARZYCKA

isn’t

for the last

very popular so

much

as

I

1

0 years. “I

she said. “The breed

it,”

I

try to

show

it

can.”

biology

professor

at

the

University of Guelph.

The breed has been registered since 1971 and Oakes has been breeding them for coats and gentle nature.

the last eight years.

“I

wouldn’t

compare them to any other horse.” And what about The Royal? “I've been coming here for the last three

that

some weeks

do but other weeks she has no

lot to

what you see but what you hear. By the time the cop reporter gets

write “fluff stories.”

to the scene the victims’ bodies are

ed police reporting she hated the job but after a little while she started to enjoy it. She added that when

and

officials

fire

to

listen

their

descriptions of the scene.

Nicole MacIntyre

working

said while

She said

you are thrown

when she

that

a

first start-

police reporter you get

For example, the reporter has to go to the family of a child who just

London

drowned and ask them how they

the

at the

cop

Free Press she covered a gruesome accident that was described to her

are coping.

He said a couple was walking down a London street with their baby in a carriage when

difficult,

what

While some aspects of the job are MacIntyre said you do get a rush of adrenaline, and that police reporting is the most exciting element of journalism. “Do you remember being a child and seeing the fire trucks going by and won-

should have been on the inside of

dering where they are going? Well,

by a

firefighter.

a car jumped a curb, hit the parents and ran over the baby carriage.

the

The

said

firefighter

baby was on the outside. “The

now

I

get

to

driver that hit the people lost her

inside scoop.”

mind and went and grabbed the baby, which was mush, and start-

the police

ed to run up and down the street screaming. ‘Look what 1 have done.’” MacIntyre said. Then the driver went over to the parents who had their legs broken

and

did to your

“Look what I MacIntyre said

said.

baby.”

was hard This

is

that story

to get over.

her

year as a cop

first

reporter at the Record.

nights from 3 to

which she

1

listens

scanner to see

if

1,

She works

p.m.. during

to

the

police

anything has hap-

pened. She also calls the local Jkolice stations and a fire depart^lent to see if there is anything

new happening.

at

The

“It’s

not (Photo by Michelle Taylor)

too bad; there are nice friendly folk here.” Reisinger, the

who

based with

is

San Diego team, was the

Stalhiuem, Wis.,

said,

New

in

Toronto

Hampshire

who is from Amery, “The Royal is very

entertaining.

things to see.”

An

There are a The team put

lot

of

in a lot

Dana Howson, a second-year from

St. Clair

veterinarian technician student

College, holds one of the Budweiser Clydesdales at

The Royal Winter

Fair in Toronto

8:30 p.m., so most nights they wouldn’t be home until 10 p.m.

at

The Budweiser horses were

at

The

Royal everyday.

average preparation

Dana Howson, a second-year vet-

day would see them working for eight hours. The shows were often

erinarian technician student from St. Clair College in Windsor, had a

of hours.

K-W

them,” Monteiro said.

She enjoys her job because it keeps her on the edge of her seat and in a fast-paced field. She said that it is hard talking to the victims of the crime and the families whose loved ones were killed or injured. She said sometimes she cries with them as they talk about the people that they lost.

on Nov.

8.

chance to have her picture taken with one of the Budweiser Clydesdales. “This day just gets better and better,” she said. Howson was at The Royal for the first time. “It’s very fun here,” she said. “I

would come back.”

police reporter

Nine out of 10 times the family you but Monterio said she has had the door slammed in her face and been sworn at. She also said she’s received a threat from a biker organization telling her that they are watching her, after she wrote a story about the bikers. It shook her enough that she called the police and had

will talk to

them

patrol her

neighbourhood

know and

get

the

Having a good relationship with is important to a cop

reporter but

that

relationship

is

sometimes hard to establish said McIntyre. She added that police and reporters have an odd relationship that can include some tension. However, she said the police need

She added in the

that a reporter can be

wrong place

at the

wrong

time, but said she does not find her

job dangerous.

However, some-

times a reporter will get to the scene before any officials, she said, and sometimes the situation can be dangerous.

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Reisinger,

Homerville, Ohio, was Royal for the first time.

groomers.

hypoallergenic

their

St.

with each team.

known

for

six

of

takes six hours to prepare the hors-

helping

of the most difficult parts about being a police reporter is not

usually covered so to get a story the

teams which operLouis, Mo., Merrimack, N.H., Menifee, Calif., Orlando, Fla., San Diego, Calif., and San Antonio, Tex. The team at The Royal came frbm Merrimack, N.H. Andrew Stalhiuem and Eric Reisinger were travelling with the team, cleaning tack and harnesses as well as grooming the animals. It out

She and Beckenlehner performed about three to five shows daily. With their distinct dreadlock-like manes and tails, Bashkir Curlys are

MacIntyre said

One

There are

es for show. Seven groomers travel

Martyn came from Guelph to The Royal. She is a molecu-

lar

The Royal

the

ate

Beckenlehner has been riding was two years old prac-

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United Stales.

cased a Portuguese Lusitano. This type of Iberian horse was formerly

perament.

Nov. 8 to

it’s

2002

it.”

lavoured

Chanel Beckenlehner, a 14-yearold rider from Bolton, Out., show-

the National Trade

love

known as the PortugueseAndalusian, closely resembling the Spanish-Andalusian. This horse is

of horse.

wins a show competition. Dogs bark, pigs squeal, and the smell of candy and pizza is overwhelming. It’s The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, which takes place at

I

Another popular attraction was Budweiser Clydesdales. The Clydesdale horse is known for pulling heavy wagons and farm equipment. The Budweisers arc now famous with everything from a .soccer kicking commercial to statues and T-shirts. The horses and their many groomers travel ail over eastern Canada and the

interesting facts about the breed

are heard as a 2,70()-poimd steer

every year

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Page 8

18,

Life

2002

Montreal nightlife keeps on rocking This

two-part

the first in a

is

town

series on exploring Quebec.

Although it has already celebrated its 360th birthday, Montreal is still amazingly youthful, cheery, and party loving. “We always have a lot to do in Montreal,” said Michael St. Pierre of Quebec Tourism. "Tt’s almost

my mind memories of

and

is

still

all

summer

this

the city

occupied by beautiful

the

places, great nightlife and

crowds

of fun and outgoing people.

me

amazed

What

packed

literally

streets,

enjoying the day.

Especially

the

in

summer,

Montreal hosts a variety of festivals such as Just for Laughs and the World Film Festival. And different bands play in the city’s clubs

and concert halls year

of shows. There are gigs of all kinds almost every day,” said Jack Rancourt who co-

"There are

owns a company

about

streets all night long in the

sum

mer,” he added.

"You can buy beer in every corner store or supermarket and bars are closing at 3 a.m.”

Young Montrealers seem to fully enjoy the lifestyle their city has to offer and they are well known tor their passion for parties.

And

are

there

of places

lots

where they can enjoy themselves as the city is full of pubs, bars and nightclubs.

round.

impossible to get bored. visited

was

that

with curious tourists, seriouslooking businesspeople and students who just roamed the busy

Bv PETR CIHACEK

I

Montreal the most was the down-

lots

music production

little

lot

home-brewed beers. Those who are hungry and don’t want to spend too much money

of

in the city.

"There’s a

Beer lovers can go to brew pubs such as Brutopia or La Taverne Du Sergeant-Recruteur that are famous for their unique selection

of people in the

can get a big slice of pizza for just

99 cents

at

many

places in the

city.

“There’s a the streets

lot of all

people

Jack Rancourt enjoys a beer with his friend Sebastian Menard during a party at their apartment in eastern Montreal. in

night long.”

ond

largest French-speaking city

world, but don’t worry, English is widely understood.

Jack Rancourt,

music producer

“Montreal gual,”

much

bilin-

expensive.”

He

The best-known is probably the Notre-Dame Basilica, a beautiful neo-gothic building that was built

approximately 35 different languages. “There is a lot of cultures mixing

almost $200.

in 1829. After Paris,

in

Montreal

is

the sec-

Leclercq. said Montreal,” "There are people from all around

$60 per night. “There are three youth hostels between $15 and $20,” said St. Pierre. However, travelling to Montreal is trip fare

And

Everyone has pent-up anger and

release

The

way

Montreal

is

are thinking about

you

if

to

there you can almost always expect to spend at least $300 for a round trip.

flying

all

perfect

from Toronto

popularity as a stress reliever

in

the proper

equipment including will cost you

mask and gun

about $35.

Group

aggression from time to time and the

at

or

a

is

summer and

ers.

just a

By IAN ROSS

paintball

said during the

not cheap as the best Via Rail round

for

you

few blocks from the lively downtown, you’ll see monumental old buildings rising from the shade of the modern skyscrap-

growing

pretty

Daniel Leclercq of

Montrealers multiculturalism. come from 80 countries and speak

famous

distinctive architecture. If

walk

Paintball is

is

safe

is

Quebec Tourism. “It’s amazing when youwvalk on the street and some people speak English and some French.” The city is also known for its

well, Montreal is

As

in

said

he likes that and “not very

said

Pierre

St.

Montreal

Christmas time, hotels are about $55

its

Montreal skyline viewed from Mont Royal, a green mountain the middle of the city.

the world.”

the

in

rates

make

paintballing

cheaper depending on how many

to

players you have.

it.

Games

growing in popularity partly because it helps people take out their frustrations and anger on the battlefield. Students sport

is

encounter a variety of stresses daily life including school,

at the

arena vary in both

length and strategy.

Some games

called “speedball” can be only a

few seconds since opposite teams

in

start

work

within firing range of each

other.

and family problems.

Now ing

and

there’s a safe

way

to release all

satisfy-

“I’ve

those bot-

or three times but

up emotions. Paintball offers and environments in which you can get that satisfying feeling when you douse

tled-

I

love

coming out and mowing

a variety of scenarios

someone with

only been out two

down my

friends.”

Josh Hebert,

paintballs.

-paintballer

Paintball offers a variety of

Flag games,

environments

in

(Photo by Ian Ross)

,

with paintballs.

Josh Hebert, 21, hides

in

a bush and searches

for targets to shoot.

Hebert plays paintball to relieve

his stress.

Josh Hebert, 21, has only played a few times but loves it. "I’ve only played two or three times but

coming out and mowing

love

down my

friends,"

said

Hebert.

"It’s a real stress reliever."

Although

paintball

isn't

for

worst-case scenario you

receive

from

the

clothing scars.

several

may

welts or bruises

paintballs

prevents

but

most

work, leadership and communica-

people but

if all

groups of

large

of your friends

corporations

For beginners a good indoor is in Kitchener and it is sim-

arena ply It

known

is

as

The

Paintball Arena.

an indoor playing field with

Forest takes up the middle of the field

and allows players

from cover

to

dash

to cover.

Most elimination games have two teams starting in the

yourself.

Paintball guns can cost anywhere from $50 all the way up to $5,000, depending on how serious you are about it. The actual paint costs only about $ 0 for every 1 00

their

buildings, a castle wall, a loading

the

employees loose on the paintball

docks area and Sherwood Forest. The playing field is approximately the same dimensions as a football

docks or castle wall and then converging onto the rest of the field

field.

Capture the flag has a similar layout with the objective being to

you can

take the flag to a certain position on the field.

So the next time someone you mad just invite them

skills,

field instead

Not only do

let

of holding seminars. the

employees learn

the skills they need to, they also get

a chance to

extra battle

with

necessity

are too chicken to tag along you can just call ahead and go by

Paintball has a growing market and it’s not just for youths anymore. Since paintball builds team-

tion

everyone it is definitely something everyone should try at least once. In a

and

few of the many selections of game styles to choose from. Booking in advance is always a

which

you can douse someone

1

eliminations

assassination scenarios are only a

scenarios and

Paintball to

some but

into.

let

off

some steam.

may sound it

is

.

The

buildings

are

scattered

intimidating

throughout the arena with a castle

an easy sport to get

wall on one end and the loading

docks on the other.

Sherwood

for a strategic bloodbath.

To play

for an hour or

1

rounds.

After paying a fee at the field

two with

rent or

buy

a

mask and

you’re ready to go.

paintballing with you.

mak^ to

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Student Life

SPOKE, November

18,

2002

— Page 9

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)

Getting Rob

Carriere, a first-year electrical engineering student,

away from

and Chrissy Hanning, a

it

all

first-year continuing

education student, relax on a

Practice

makes

First-year practical nursing students Kristine Atienza other’s blood pressure on Nov. 6 inside Door 4.

new bench

outside Door 3 on Nov.

5.

perfect

(left)

and Tanya Glover practise taking each

(Photo by Denis Langlois)

All

jH

Harold

Nap time

aboard

River Transit bus driver, waits

in front of

a Grand Door 5 on Nov. 7 to take students to the next scheduled stop. Ziegler,

)n

Rock, a

anr.tiiarv

civil

engineering student, catches up on missed sleep during his lunch period

on Nov.

8.

in

the


1

— SPOKE, November

Page 10

rsews

2002

18,

Student mother learns to balance responsibilities By VALENTINA RAPOPORT Kicking and screaming, Owen William Walsh came into the world on Oct. 14, 1997. His mother was

Having full support from her Walsh and her new son were able to live at the family home

with

rent-free.

and the remarks. They (strangers) don’t know my situation and prob-

know

"I

only 16.

sity if

Although she was only in Grade 10, Katie Walsh would have to

port

make one of of her

Now

wouldn’t be in univer-

I

didn’t have the kind of sup-

I

have

I

home.

at

-

It’s

21,

university student

time and has

is

a successful

who works

After staying

home

at

all

of raising a five-year-old boy. “When Katie told me she was

pregnant she was only

15.

I

was not

for three

to return to

Because

was attending income came

she

would

made

paying

the rest of her life.”

affe,ct

And

she

a half years while she fin-

decided

to take

time off school dur-

social changes.

Now

ing her pregnancy.

be pregnant at didn’t want to deal with

want

“I didn’t

school.

I

to

people’s rumours,” Walsh said. “It was a big surprise to people because I was involved in school and was on the honour roll.” Walsh surprised both family and friends with the news of her preg-

me, but “No one was mean they sure weren’t expecting it from me,” she

Bom

pounds and 12 ounces, Owen would give his mother a whole new perspective on

parent,

was

them (her

friends)

I

They

person.

different

a

Walsh parted was once

a part of.

“I think to

weren’t ready to deal with my situation,” she said, adding she has no

hard feelings toward her friends.

“We were

all

For the next two years, Walsh to earn her high

school diploma and succeeded.

2000

graduated

she

high

school with honours receiving a

scholarship

attend

to

Laurier University

Wilfrid

(WLU).

was so rewarding because I worked so hard,” she said. Although she has always had full support from her family, Walsh has experienced many cold looks from “It

life.

“As soon as I gave birth I realized what was important and what wasshe said, adding, “My teenage worries didn’t matter any more. All my worries revolved around him.” n’t,”

She hopes

one day attend

to

pack up and go. I and I don’t want to away from his family

“I can’t just

can’t afford

take

Owen

it

right now,” she said.

meantime, she plans to Conestoga College next

In the

attend

human

resources.

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

She hopes a human resources diploma will help her obtain a job to financially support her and Owen. With summer savings from her part-time job at a Cambridge restaurant, Walsh is now able to pay for all of her and Owen’s

Katie Walsh, a full-time university student currently in her last year at Wilfrid Laurier, works on homework. Her five-year-old son,

expenses, except rent since she continues to live

at

home.

Walsh’s expenses include many

young.”

worked hard In

six

new

social scene she

much

very

said.

weighing

a

from the

nancy. to

in political science, she

year to study

With a new baby came many

Walsh

immediately

Almost

of Owen’s babysitting

all

bills.

did.

it

Majoring

of Western Ontario in London.

ished high school, Walsh’s family became her main financial source,

decision

her last year at

in

Walsh doesn’t have time to care about what other people think.

from the little money she received from her part-time job at The Gap clothing store. Throughout the next

two and

the

off now.”

teacher’s college at the University

said Walsh's mother, Cathy Bullard.

knew

it

Currently

school. Walsh’s only

angry or about to issue ultimatums,” "I

shrug

has big plans for her future.

school.

part

the responsibilities

ably assume the worst,” she said. “I

WLU,

months, Walsh decided

Walsh

incredi-

ble.”

the biggest decisions

life.

“When I go to the grocery store Owen I still get the dirty looks

family,

passing strangers.

of the extracurricular activities Owen is involved in such as hockey, soccer, golf

and swimming

the

movie 8 Mile

Nov.

that

opened on

my

“I don’t let

situation hold

Spears has done it. Mariah Carey has done it too. And so has Bon Jovi. And even Elvis did it. But now, it’s rap star

The movie, directed by Curtis Hanson, stars Eminem as a

Eminem’s turn. As many celebrities have done

fright.

Britney

before him,

Eminem briefly

music scene acting.

to

He made

try

his

left

the

hand

at

his film debut in

struggling white rapper,

Smith

Jr.,

who

suffers

Jimmy

from stage

At the beginning of the story, Jimmy (or Rabbit as he is referred to by his friends) is struggling to cope with his life in Detroit. He’s out of a job, his

him

back from anything,” Walsh said, adding, I do my best for him. He’s a happy kid.” According to Bullard, Walsh has

managed

to balance all her respon-

time,” she said, adding, “Katie

mom

very loving

to

a

is

Owen and

is

fulfilling her responsibilities as a

“Katie knows that raising a child involves nurturing, patience and

Walsh

attends 15 to

20 hours of

ent.

when

stressful

really

gets

“It

everything hits you at once,” Walsh

Owen’s

whom Jimmy Jimmy

went

to

has of

breaking free from his dark

life is

win a rap contest at a local club. In his town, winning a rap to

also 15

conceived, sees

weekend. Walsh and Owen’s father ended their oneyear relationship only one week after Walsh told him she was preg-

“My

heart

breaks

(Owen),” Walsh

respect.

school with. The only hope

who was

his son every other

contest

someone

father,

when Owen was

for

him

“He’s so

said.

you

ultimate

Jimmy’s

lyrics are exceptional,

but the only problem

he lacks confidence when rapping in front of an entirely black audience. Jimmy freezes when he gets on stage and is ridiculed by the crowd. However, with the help of his friends, Jimmy decides to take control of his life and work to get out of the coris

-Although the movie doesn’t show Jimmy becoming rich and famous like in Eminem’s life, you are

able to get an understand-

still

ing of what

Fellowship

Eminem’s

past

And while Eminem

is like.

doesn’t

deliver an awe-inspiring perform-

ance. for

convincing enough sympathize with his

it’s still

you

to

character.

Bible

Study

Where: For

JD03

or with questions. Enjoy the fellowship of friends. all interested

While she admits that her life is much more hectic than most young adults, Walsh said she probably

couldn’t be happier. “I love Owen more itself.

my

than life wouldn’t want to change

1

life for

Eminem’s

roots

real

life,

con-

still

it

The

scene

his character.

The

built-up rage that he lets loose really lets the

viewer see that Emijiem

does have a

fair

amount of acting

in,

mother and

the turmoil with his

his difficult progress as a white

rapper in a black community, are

explored in the film.

all

Most Eminem to

who

fans

gathered

watch the rapper’s film debut

the

Famous Player

theatre

Kitchener, agreed that 8 Mile

is

at

in

not

just a publicity stunt.

“He (Eminem) wanted people to He didn’t make (the movie) just to make an extra buck,” see his roots.

says Kyle Drayton,

1

6,

a Grade

1

high school student.

thought his (performance) Alexandra good,” says Richardson, 19, a cashier. “I think that he really wanted to portray what kind of struggles he had to go through in order to “I

was

things a

successful.”

However, some people who saw the movie thought Eminem took little

he was the

too

far.

“He

acts like

white rapper or

first

something.

He’s not the struggle

to

first

to

Victoria Benoit.

person

make 15,

who had

it,”

says

a Grade

10

high school student.

ability.

8 Mile isn’t in the same selfpromotional category as Crossroads (Britney Spears’ movie) or Glitter (Mariah Carey’s movie). Eminem has not just

records.”

made

be seen.

extra

anything.”

low-class society he grew up

by her boyfriend. During you can really see

treated

Eminem become

When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.

head.”

become

this

par-

“People always say it’s a cycle and that scares me,” she said. “I want him to go to college and do something with himself. I’ll have to stress it and drill it in his

Eminem is at his best when Jimmy and Stephanie get in a passionate dispute over how Stephanie is

young

a

tains the essence of his roots.

rupt town.

Conestoga Chnstian

become

Eminem’s

earns

make

to

is

doesn’t follow in her

footsteps to

and he

He

Owen

sure

each week, yet still manages to keep a B-average in university.

has no choice but to move back in with his alcoholic mother, Stephanie (played by Kim Basinger), who is dating car.

other dads.”

school and works up to 12 hours

of rapper

girlfriend has left him,

young and doesn’t understand why around like most

his dad’s never

Walsh’s biggest goal

mother.”

nant.

sibilities quite successfully.

has no

8.

her.

said.

sons.

8 Mile contains the essence By LESLEY LEACHMAN

les-

Owen, plays beside

this

film

publicity.

for the

sake of

Similar

Prince’s Purple Rain, 8 Mile

to is

a

true account.

While

it’s

only loosely based on

“I

hope

makes.

this is the

He

only movie he

should stick to makfng

Whether or not 8 Mile will be Eminem’s only movie, remains to

What would be more interesting* Eminem could be sflk

to see is if

cessful playing a character

not based on his

own

that^?

personality.


Life

New trend By NICOLE CHILDS

Whenever you go

the thought of needles pierc-

Docs

ing your skin, or a

tattoo

being

emblazoned on your body make you a little squeamish? No problem. Tanning salons across the region have the solution; tanning stickers.

“They’re just stickers

you put on your body, kind of like a

that

shape of your

stickers that

choice. After positioning the stick-

kind of like

ning stickers

in the

on your body, you lay on the tanning bed as you normally would. When you get out. remove the sticker and presto, you have a tan line in the shape of the sticker. This new trend is an inexpensive and painless form of body art. The shape will stay visible as long as you keep your tan. The stickers

come

in different

shapes like

stars,

moons and are easy to The most popular

hearts and

dle of your back and

on your shoul-

Tanning and Aesthetics Spa

Parsalidis,

manager

of

Aphrodite Tanning and Aesthetics Spa, says she finds the stickers are

They’re like tattoos except without

the

work

the

pain

and needles. They

same way

tan lines do.

really popular

ple aged

among younger peo-

16 to 20. However, she

also finds that

some

women

older

“They’re just

.said.

you put on your body, a reverse tattoo.’’ She simple con-

that they are a

Rebecca Comer,

a

third-year

child and youth studies major at

Brock

University

in

St.

Catharines, has had a tan line of

bunny symbol above her pelvic bone since September. She plans to keep it for a few months more. Comer buys her stickers from Tanning Island Heat on Street Glenridge in St. Catharines for 50 cents each and reuses them each time she tans. She bought a tanning package for $25 that allows her to tan for 150 minutes. That works out to about 15 minutes, three times a week. She intends to buy a new package as soon as her time runs out. the Playboy

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

Rebecca Comer, a

third-year

student at Brock University St.

Catharines,

shows

tan line of the Playboy

off

in

her

bunny

der.

Nita

2002

want therh too. The spa is located at 450 Westheights Dr. in Kitchener and sells the stickers by the sheet. For $1 you can buy one sheet with five stickers.

She says she

to de.scribe the stick-

cept and very safe.

symbol.

manager of Aphrodite

Parsalidis

added

er

places to put them are the hip, mid-

Nita Parstilidis,

asked

ers

attach anywhere.

reverse tattoo.”

When

into a tanning

you purchase

18,

— Page 11

cheap and painless

is a sheet of tan-

salon,

Arc you looking for a change?

SPOKE, November

likes the tanning

stickers because

it

is

a relaxing

and inexpensive way to make a change. “I’ve got my tongue pierced and my ears pierced, so I thought I’d try something new. I already go tanning all the time so thought it would be good,” said Comer. I

As a person who frequents tanning beds she said she is aware of the dangers associated with them but

likes going. “It’s in

still

mind,

I

realize the risks but

I

my

want

many who smoke, but

a great tan. There are so

people

risks for

still do it,” she said. According to Health Canada, tanning beds may give off five

they

much

times as

UV

UVA

as the sun.

rays have been linked to a

serious type of skin cancer called

malignant

many

While

melanoma.

tanning clients are aware of

this fact

they are not deterred.

Threading and sugaring an alternative hair removal By SINEAD McGARRY

teeth while

having the other end

looped through her index and mid-

Are you fed up with razor burn and the pain of waxing? Well, throw out the Schick razors because threading and sugaring are

alternative

ways

remove

to

hair.

“Threading people’s eyebrows, lips and faces was the only way my family had income. It has exi.stcd in my family and my country for yeais,” said Kiran, an aesthetician at Appearances hair and beauty upper

on King Street., who didn’t want to disclose her last name. Threading originated in the Middle East and has begun to gain popularity in North America. “We salon

dle finger.

to

aesthetician

holds one end of the thread in her

used to

pull

then stripped away. “I really

piece of cottorLthre^. and allows the eyebrow hairs be shaped easier and neater. Threading can be done to eyebrows, upper lips, chins and faces.

The “I

prices range

from $8

have been threading

to $24.

my

eye-

have sensitive skin so

find sugaring

remove

hairs

The

and

Threading involves removing the hair at the root by using a thin

said Kiran.

of cotton thread.

is

them from the root. The movement back she pulls out specific hairs.” and forth removes the hairs quickly An alternative to threading is and easily. “Threading is considsugaring, another form of natural ered less painful than any other Sugaring also form of hair removal. It lasts two to V hair removal. removes the hair from its root, not four weeks and hair can be removed just from the skin’s surface. A mixat any length as long as it is above ture of sugar, lemon juice and the skin’s surface,” said Kiran. water is heated to form a syrup, Unlike shaving, this technique which is then rolled into a ball and does not produce thicker or darker smeared onto the customer. A cloth is placed over top of the area and trap a series of hairs

have such a strong clientele for threading because I believe that we are the only salon in Waterloo that offers this form of hair removal,”

Threading involves removing the hair at the root by using a thin piece

The small loop

brows for over a year,” said Julia Knight of Waterloo, a customer. “Threading allows the aesthetician to give my eyebrows great shape and clean lines. When she threads

is

the best

hair. It is all natural

way

I

to

and has

great results,” said Liane Barretto of

Waterloo. Sugaring lasts between four to six weeks and can be used in

most areas of the body including legs, underarms and bikini line. Shaving and waxing are still the

two most popular

fonris

of hair

removal.

(Photo oy i>ineao Mcuarryj

Waterloo gets her eyebrows threaded by Kiran, an aesthetician at Appearances hair and beauty salon on King Qtrppt Threadino lasts two to four wbeks.

Julia Knight of

FREAK SHOW

^4

NO, I WEAR THE PANTS IN THE RELATIONSHIP,

“'

Lfi I

WHY?

new people ^ Loo^ng for people who you can relate to * Loo^ng to talfaSout issues in the community * Loo^ngfor a place to express your views ^ Loo^ng

Come

to

meet

out to meetings of the

Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgendered Students and see what Location;

its all

Doon Campus

Date: Thursdays Time 4:30 p.m.

For more information and room location contact Jamie at 20056KUL@conestogac.on.ca or Inquire at Student Services

about.


— SPOKE, November

Page 12

18,

Student Life

2002

A guide By DIANA O’NEILL Students come to college to pursue their goals and dreams. It is a time devoted to the endless pages

of textbooks, the white walls of classrooms and listening, or at least looking

you’re

like

giving

teachers

listening,

their

to

action-

packed. information-fdled lectures. Oh yes, and it is a time to participate in

what

is

commonly

referred

smack dab between Wilfrid Laurier

be.”

University and the University of

retro

Waterloo, which enables

it

to serv-

Johnny

ice stressed out students.

Fiasco’s

attached so

is

encour-

it

ages party-goers to grab a bite to and then step next door to

eat

Louie’s

for

There

no

is

bar, but there is to play the

and drinks.

music

specific format to the

always a DJ willing

music

that is in

is

quite proud of the reputation that

Students are on tight budgets so they are on a constant quest for

Louie’s has garnered. “We’ve pretty much been the number 1 bar in

cheap, yet enjoyable entertainment. Many are from out of town, so they

the area in the last 10 years,

Kitchener- Waterloo is an area that occupies a physical space of 1,400 square kilometres, with a population of roughly 280,000. On top of all that, there

and two

universities.

one college One would be

is

with the impression that this city knows where it’s at, in terms of left

night-time fun.

Listed below are options that the

average student has,

all at their fin-

required,

is

not

longer.”

Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub Address: 10 Manitou Dr., Kitchener and 170 University Ave. W., Waterloo

Hours: seven days a week, 1

1

a.m.

-2

a.m.

Capacity: approximately 60 for the Waterloo location; roughly 239 inside and

60 outside

besides

reading and deciding on where to

go tonight!

Loose Change Louie’s Address: 140 University Ave. W., Waterloo Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Capacity: roughly 700 Cover: none Louie’s is in a prime location.

has

location

music with a DJ on Thursdays, classic and modern rock with a DJ on Fridays and live music on Saturdays, not to mention 16 beers on tap. Sam Arafat, general manager, described the pub as having “good service, good food and a

of fun,” adding,

lot

simple as

“It’s as

that.”

Club Abstract Address: 667 King Hours: Thursday

W.,

to

(Photo by Diana O'Neill)

Sunday,

9 p.m. - 2 a.m. Capacity: roughly 500

Students have an array of

Cover: $2 after 10 p.m. on Fridays and no cover for ladies but $2 for guys on Saturdays Club Abstract is a nice change of

Cover: $5

all

the

best!”

Shannon Waters. atmosphere,

said “It

we have

has a great live

music

and the staff is fun,” she said, adding, “It’s just a great place to

the only alternative scene,” he said,

attraction for those that enjoy the

Room. To

Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights have an alternative theme and seem to be

Water Room and enjoy hits mixed by Scott Fox from Z 103.5 FM and DJ Matt Daddy. The Water Room

most popular with students.

also proudly displays the world’s

reason

ferences his bar offers.

“We

actually

“We play

new

bars)

play techno dance music.”

alternative

and electronica while

Sundays feature DJ 8 Ball who spins Top 40 and R and B.

urban

$1.75 drinks

-

music

all

the time.

scene.

Address: 77 King St. N., Waterloo Hours: Sunday to Tuesday, 1 1

a.m.-

a.m.,

1

Saturday,

Hours: Wednesday

to

Wednesday - 2 a.m.

studies.

Sammy’s Garage

recreation.

the campus bar practising your "arm curls" as you pour a beer down your throat. Nor does lounging around the Sanctuary watching movies qualify as

boasts excellent live music on both Fridays and Saturdays. The cosy and authentic feel make it an inviting place to relax and enjoy a pint. “We’re known as one of the pubs in southern best Irish Ontario,” Flood said, adding, “We also have fantastic service.”

in

campus recreation.

Rather, campus recreation is about being active and breaking a sweat. It's a part of that crazy thing called student life. But more importantly, campus recreation is about healthy living. Conestoga College has one of the best on-campus recreational facilities in all of Ontario. While the University of Waterloo, which is considered by some to have one of the best campus recreation programs in Canada, has more facilities for campus recreation, our facilities are

The worst thing that can happen is that you don't enjoy campus recreation. The best thing that can happen is that you enjoy yourself and keep on participating.

Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 1 a.m. - 1 a.m., Thursday to Saturday, 1 1 a.m. - 2 a.m. Capacity: 500 Stampede Corral is a lively bar

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Sports

at the

Moon, Moon

Stages and Elixir This convenient setup

Bar,

Lounge.

enables students to just go to one

Trumble said, “The strip is oriwant.” to what people Fridays offer Top 40 music, while Saturdays have Top 40 as well, but Trumble retro spin. with a describes

Sammy’s

as offering a

on the meaning of the word nightlife. “We’re not what the

fresh take

with a southern cowboy feel. Tuesdays are Opry North’s Song Writer’s Cafe, which promotes independent artists worldwide. It

other bars are, we’re not a club,

also features $2.50 draughts, so

Revolution Nightclub Address: 341 Marsland Dr., Waterloo Hours: Friday and Saturday,

it’s

an enticing night to check out the of tomorrow.

Wednesday

sons,

while Thursday

is

ladies’

night so females don’t pay cover

and receive a free rose. Friday is a good time to check out the Stampede, because it’s Cowboy Night. If you get decked up in cowboy boots and a hat you don’t have to pay the cover to get in. “The

we’re not a nightclub,” he said, adding, “We’re a party bar.”

9:30 p.m. - 2 a.m.

Capacity: 1,200 Cover: free before 1 1 p.m.; $6 on Fridays and $5 on Saturdays Revolution

is

known

for

and funky atmosphere, not tion

it’s

two-room

Main Room and

its

plush

to

menThe

setting.

the Purple

Room

different,”

feature large dance floors and a

Jackie Strauss, assistant manager,

atmosphere. Everybody and any-

loud sound that moves the masses, according to www.revolutionnightclub.cOm.- The Flying Dog restau-

body comes

rant

Stampede

is

a

little

said, adding, “It has a really fun

here.”

in

is

conveniently attached to

Revolutions and

Elements Nightclub Address: 90 King St. W.,

is

an excellent

starting point to get a bite to eat

Cover: none before 1 1 p.m. Elements brings the atmosphere

the dance floor. “We’re bigger and better than other nightclubs,” said manager, Tina, who didn’t want to disclose her last name. MOFU Fridays fea^"“ one of the largest urban night"

of a Toronto club to the heart of

the province.

Kitchener

Hours: Saturday,

Jody Andruszkiewicz CSI events programmer

Room, Howl

ented

nights offer free line dancing les-

For many years, campus recreation at Conestoga College was an afterthought. That attitude needs to change. Campus recreation needs to be as important as your studies and hanging out the Sanctuary on pub nights.

Sammy’s is part of the Block that Rocks, which includes the Rec

ues.

Stirling St.,

artists

ation.

charity event

Address: 248

Where we

short in comparison to Waterloo is the fact that we don't have their participation numbers. But that can change and it won't take much. All it will take is the student body to use our recreational facilities more often. It will take the student body using our facilities with such overwhelming numbers that more facility space is allotted for campus recreation. This isn't to say the current space allotted for campus recreation is inadequate. The space allotted for campus recreation is designed based on current use. Currently, the weight room is being used heavily. The college and CSI made an investment in campus recreation because both organizations know the value of balancing school with exercise. What students fail to realize is that they have this great facility and this great opportunity available to them. All students have to do is step up and want to participate in campus recre-

W.,

area to explore the different ven-

comparable. fall

St.

Kitchener Hours: Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m. — 2 a.m. Capacity: “lots,” said Doug Trumble, general manager Cover: none, unless it’s for a

Stampede Corral Kitchener

Don't believe what you read? Well you had better believe what you read because many studies have been done over the years that highlight the importance of balancing your studies with

9 p.m.

starting at

Address: 400 King

described the Irish pub as having a “great atmosphere.” It hosts a karaoke night on Wednesdays and an open mike night on Thursdays.

9 p.m. — 2 a.m. Capacity: 425

mention an amazing lighting and sound system. Elements now hosts the areas only all-ages student night on

Sundays

to

Mike Flood, general manager,

Sunday,

dive into the

off,

a.m.

1 1

Capacity: 212

Kitchener

cool

largest disco ball, not to

^ Cover: none

Grandson’s Place Address: 125 King St. W.,

Pbil’s

"Let's play" "Aw come on ref, what a sham! Watch the game!" Nope, you're not listening to some angry parents at a child's sporting game. You're more than likely listening to someone complain at another student right here at Conestoga College. Intramurals, which should be better classified as campus recreation, are an important and vital aspect of every student's life. Intramurals are so important that participating in campus recreation actually helps in your

recreation doesn't mean sitting

sure to satisfy every-

Hip-hop Wednesdays are a popular

college

that students will recognize the dif-

From the Sanctuary

Now campus

it’s

have

among

The pub

some form of

sounds, so

www.partytown.net. R and B and hip-hop is spun by special DJs in the Eire Room, while house, trance and techno are all played in the Air

Phil’s is popular

and university students for a good

Paddy Flaherty’s

“It’s

dis-

feature three unique

one’s urge to party, according to

Fridays offer a'-retro experience. Saturdays play the best new rock

manager

Three

Kitchener.

rooms

pay a cover charge.

the

beers on tap, as well as live music every Wednesday and Saturday.

K-W.

tinct

Thursday features hardcore alternative music with a DJ, while

option for those that enjoy a more relaxed bar experience. The Celtic flavour of the pub and cosy feel make it a welcome environment. The Waterloo location offers 13

in

downtown

nights, but

entertainment acts

an excellent

choices

Saturdays are ladies’ night where the first 100 females don’t have to

rock, whereas everyone else (other

is

nightlife

pace from the everyday. Darius Kybartas, manager, is confident

adding,

for the

St.

Kitchener

Kitchener location Cover: no cover except for certain

Molly Bloom’s

gertips.

No work

if

on the happen-

ing hot spots.

The Kitchener

nightlife

demand.

Mike Lavinge, kitchen manager,

to as nightlife.

are left in the dark

K-W

to

'

9:30 p.m.

-

2 a.m.

before hitting


Entertainment

Family

SPOKE, November

important to comedian

is

By CARRIE HOTO

Cotter said he will

Would you give up a big salary and your own personal assistant to start another career from scratch?

what Simon

That’s exactly

B.

Cotter did.

at

He went from being an executive a real estate company to starting

over

comedy. “Most people thought I was nuts,” Cotter said, adding, “I went from a huge salary to crap.” The 40-year-old has been back in 1

his

in

comedy

the

love,

business for the past

The

his career

stage

where

is

was the kid

in the class

Franci.sco

the past 5 years, but if he doesn’t consider this “taking off,” how far

Internationally

will

Cotter

has

formed on A&E’s Evening improv.

Show

in

per-

The Comedy Store TV the United Kingdom and

and when

who made

being fun Simon

“Most people

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

B. Cotter, a

Sanctuary on Nov.

comedian, kept students laughing

in

the

owned banks and who

After six heart-stopping episodes,

water-skiing

ihe question remains for all those

and playing the

will get the

in his free

for the brunettes.

She also watches

show because of ment value.

the

its

entertain-

London is in his first year of management studies and watches The Bachelor Scott Rawlings, 18, of

piano.

When

rose?

In a few get older.

asked

look

the big question,

because he likes

know what the rose represents, you know that the rose can only mean

who

one thing, the bachelor!

the

some Conestoga

Rawlings thinks Helene is going to be the next Mrs. Bachelor. Taking a different stance, firstyear journalism student Carla

students already

Kowalyk

For

you devoted viewers, you

all

As viewers

sit at

the edge of their

and

couches rose

ceremony

on

Thursday,

women

rose,

final

Rawlings

minds

their

made

bachelor

says she

rooms.

Aaron. Black thought that

For the female they

are eager to see

who

the

pose

to.

hunky bachelor

And

will pro-

the guys, let’s just say

So who southern

will

it

be? Will

it

be the

from Alabama

belle

Brooke, the 22-year-old blond is

-

who

a student?

Or

will

be the challenging Jersey? Helene,

it

thinks is

that

superficial

Gwen

The

UK

teria

stops

it

-

stop.”

gone wrong.” At a previous show Cotter was actually

want

to

with school friends

weeks ago, she

one bachelorette

is

be receiving the

final

rose.

who

Black,

her first-year of

is in

at the girls.

the

hunky

and will pick Kowalyk, 19,

be here!”

episode that occuired a couple of

on.

who

week

just

happens

to

be the

vice-president of a chain of family-

for

at

his

did

1

a

physical

show

in

a strip club, but

nating.

Definitely

Cotter also does stand-up shows

businesses as \yell as Christmas shows. He has performed for such companies as: Sony of Canada, Bell Canada, Scotia Bank, Ford of Canada, IBM, General Motors, TeleDirect and Bayer Canada. He has competed in various festi-

full

it

of about

very

unimpressed with Cotter’s act. “It was the worst hour of my life,” he added.

worth seeing,”

for

was

comedy Bill

Cosby has

inspired him. “I

always want to perform live, that’s what I love about Cosby. No matter

how much money he takes five

weeks off

and do stand up.

has he

still

go to Vegas He’s making $90 to

million a year, but he

still

does

it.”

Cotter offered advice to students wanting to follow in his footsteps. “Follow your heart and when it stops being fun — stop.”

of Brantford does not like to watch

The Bachelor, but gets sucked into it every week by her devoted friends.

However, year

first-

manage-

ment

studies

student

Ashley

Waite enjoys the watching show and is rooting for Miss Alabama. Waite, Kowalyk 19, of Owen Sound, thinks the

show is awesome and feels Brooke should win because she nice,

is

family.

Unfortunately, for

is

it

she

thinks the bach-

"hot!"

is

Leah

Baker,

first-)'ear

nalism.

going

her

in

is

Baker

of jour-

also to

feels

win.

you

addicts,

you

have a few more agonizing days to wait and see who Aaron chooses for his wife.

Many

Quitting

students, exhausted

many

next time.

Leaving causes other problems. A sudden void is created in the student's life. Jobs are elusi%e. Contact is lost w ho form a natural community of support. Returning to school seems a monumental task. This is not a "carry on at all costs" message. Rather, know the costs and tonsider all alternatives carefullv. Consider options other than withdrawal from a program: Drop a course which is not salvageable and pick it up later. Consult your instructor before conceding defeat. Pick up a failed course through Continuing Education evening or summer classes.

Apply

show

the

all

Bachelor

minimal and it works. Considering transferring to another program w ithin your school. Communicate w ith a peer or faculty w ith w horn you are having difficult)'.

likes

pretty

and has a great

Negotiate with the program chair for partial load. Better to save a few than lose

who

“perlect" bachelor,

isn’t

studies, says she

eyed bachelor choose? This is a burning question for Conestoga this

Medicine Hat

management

elor

watch

an enter-

according to www.chortle.co.uk

marks, consider leaving college. Counsellors see

is

Aaron ever)' date. Which one will the blond, blue-

students as they tune in each

is

strong and his stage presence domi-

for Peer Tutoring.

The

cost to the student

Request a leave of absence (Health Sciences).

the bachelor

guide. Chortle,

afraid

“Once

dancers. Needless to say. they were

Ask

10 million questions she asks

referred

“This overweight Canadian

because

the

He

to the students as “test-tube babies

pushing the envelope on the cutting edge of comedy, but his material is

entertaining and

would explain

the

600 British army guys.” The men were at the club to watch exotic

an elementary school that

telling

taining addition to any bill,” adding,

who

psychologist;

back

they wanted to continue

if

interrupting his show.

B. Cotter,

comedy

by

it

the

in

and acid tongued. Cotter

because

is

in

turns out the bar

New

27

comedian perform his hourThe full house was kept hysterics. Although there were a

long show.

referred to Cotter as, “Sharp, lively

bmnette from is

the this

by workload and weather and discouraged by borderstudents who want out and hope to return later. But “out there” any better? Quitting does not solve a financial shortfall or make the course work any easier the

“I don’t

line

might win, the 31 -year-old pharfrom consultant maceutical Philadelphia, but after the shocking

that will not

they tune in to see the ladies!

up

filled

lively

safety.

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

show

addicted to the'

is

into their living

viewers,

crowd

Sanctuary on Nov. 6 to watch

Owen Sound

and wants Helene to win because she thinks Helene is a challenge to

drift

to

the best-looking girl.

up.

Carla Black, 19 of

two

the fate of

you win

do

think will

had

wait for the final

he go?

The

steal the bachelor’s heart?

time partakes in flying, boating,

who

now is his family. when his children

years,

By KATE VANDEVEN

final

they get big, they wish they would have spent more time with their family. I will never have to say that.” Cotter works a lot of venues at night. Therefore he can spend all day with his children. The only thing on Cotter’s mind right

6.

Who will fanatic viewers;

(parents) say after

1

juvenile students to go to the cafe-

comedian

I

own. He is married and has one girl and two boys. His family is the most important thing in his life.

Laughs comedy festival four times. Cotter has accomplished a lot in

Cotter handled

I

me.”

men-

whistling and acting immaturely.

Cotter

has a family of his

not to

test,

lield.com.

the youngest of eight

now

comedy

couple of students

children. “In order to get attention

Cotter

of the

finals

two episodes of LIVE at Jonleurs, UK and the BBC’s The Stand Up Show, according to www.diamond-

the other students and the teacher

ural extension for

the

in

tion being involved in the Just for

at the

“Follow your heart

always found the funny things in odd situations.” His parents have always been supportive. “My parents thought it (comedy) was a nat-

Canadian to San

first

Cotter has appeared on Just for Laughs, CBC-TV Gala, CBC’s Comics, CTV/Thc Comedy Network’s Comedy Now, the Dini Petty Show, CTV’s the Shirley Show and Much Music.

crack up.” is

and was the

vals

land

a year.

belongs. “I was the class clown.

Cotter

let

“take off again.”

He performs between

years.

5

true

200 and 300 shows

Simon

— Page 13

2002

18,

that

Helene

Baker,

18.

is

of

Pickering, thinks that Helene will

win because the guys always

\'ote

all.

is

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— SPOKE, November

18,

Life

2002

Helpful hints for buying that speciai gift “Many men way that size small goes early, so those who know their girlfriends’ sizes should shop now before it’s have learned the hard

to certain store policies, the

(Due names of store clerks have

last

been withheld.) For those of you thinking about buying your girlfriend a shoe rack this year for Christmas, please

too

before

If

New

be a lar.

Here

is

a helpful guide on what

want and do not want

girls really

but

it is

is

set.

She

also popu-

a final sale, which

The Body Shop

may

woman are

for

of gifts that are appropriate to

buy a

fra-

a best seller. Irene,

who

something that never go out of

The Body Shop, has noticed the lack of males coming

Natavia said. Speaking of closets, a woman’s is

outfit in her closet.”

Jewelry is always a fabulous idea. It’s an obvious choice, but for obvious reasons.

“Diamonds, of course, are the best present, whether it’s a neck-

never

lace, a tennis bracelet, earrings or a

25 per cent off sale on

manager of Ben Natavia, Moss Jewelers, says that diamonds

pendant. Just

make

white gold so

sure to get

will

it

it

in

match every

full.

The Gap

is

already gear-

ing up for the season by having a all

sweaters.

Sales representative Lynne says the

time

is

now

to start

buying

is

works

Christmas.

style.

said that at this

gifts for

at

in so far though.

“Men

are definitely last-minute

shoppers. They

will

come

in

a

month from now and pick up something from the table that seems to be moving the quickest.”

Some

other

suggestions

for

a hamster, a kit-

it is

puppy, a pet

is

something

you can both love and care

for

together.

This

gift

should only be bought

if

either she has expressed a desire for it

or you are prepared to care for

she does not want

it.

abandoned each year ty wears off.

Many

it

if

pets are

after the novel-

who love the wild side of

For those

the Stag

things,

time of year their cranberry grance

These are some examples

for Christmas.

store

prepare

discourage some customers.

won’t put a hole in your wallet. She may tell you it is the thought probably lying.

and mitten

hat, scarf,

says that their jewelry

also one that

that counts, but rest assured, she is

size,

that

your way out of the doghouse. Le Chateau offers a snuggly alternative to a sweater. Salesperson Debbie says that a unique gift could

time of year for those with a loved one. You want to get her a gift that

means something, but

you buy the wrong

Whether

ten. or a

to dig

a stressful

is

pet.

Christmas rush.”

buying clothes for women should use extreme caution though.

Year’s Day.

Christmas season

touch with their loved ones. A fun and creative idea is to get a

Lynne. “Don’t wait

Men

Many wonderful gifts can be found within Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener that will not make your dump you

late,” said

until the

think before you spend.

girlfriend

males are watches, cellphones, and decorative cordless phones. These techno gadgets will not only please, but they help girls keep in

girlfriends.

DESCHAMPS

By KATHLEEN

Shop

also offers

Fun gifts two include massage oils, sexual games, and fuzzy love cuffs. Whether you buy a fuzzy pair of

some

toys for the holidays.

for

handcuffs or a fuzzy kitten for your partner, as long as you buy it with

your

you should be OK.

heart,

in mind, she probably won’t enjoy that catcher’s mitt you have been eyeing, so put it down, slowly back away and think before

Just

keep

you get

it

gift-wrapped

at

the mall.

Tips for the last-minute Christmas shopper By REBECCA LEARN

Many

people

know don’t their Christmas

whether to start shopping early or

late to get the

best bargains. For those who are undecided,

some employees from various stores have some advice. "Shop early when there’s no line up and a better deal,” said Sears employee Sheri Nagy, who has worked at the Fairview mall store for six years.

Nagy

perfume

sells

and

cologne, and she said the holiday

ping done earlier and men tend to do it at the last minute, Nagy

wait longer you can find better

admitted.

many

“They’ll buy anything, they’re desperate,” she said, adding, “That’s when you sell your most expensive sets.” A co-worker of Nagy’s said she knew a man who ended up shopping at the last minute for his wife

An employee

they want.

in

early

in

October.

She said the best time to buy is midand October between

November because

the Christmas

rush

the

starts

at

end

of

November.

Nagy

said the reason

you should

However, for those last-minute shoppers Sears is open until 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve. She said they always get a lot of lastminute shoppers that night.

Women seem

to get their

shop-

Wilson recommends that you “look around and see what the

new

ideas are in every store.”

She said a woman came

start

and

she said, wait a little although, she doesn’t suggest waiting until Christmas Eve. longer,

Wilson said they get a fathers then

saying,

lot

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the Fairview mall,

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in

bought a turtleneck already, then the person she bought it for decided she didn’t want it anymore. “You can save a lot of heartache coming back with returns” if you

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that they can’t help you.”

come

many

items start to closer to Christmas.

hose.”

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begin to

at

and had no idea what to get her. She said he finally decided to buy her a garden hose and “she told him where to put that garden

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people around you are bicker-

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news and

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related almost solely to their

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Feldman

The

site

doesn’t miss much, so

if

memory of an old show you

involve yourself in their problems.

now.

a kid used to love when you were or a toy you can barely remember

19.

Luckiest day:

November

but

want

to

track

down,

Yesterdayland will probably have it

July 23

Good

things are going to be hap-

pening soon. But fate has a few surprises in store for

you

as well,

You

November

21.

basis of the site

is

such as the infamous hook-

-

rumours,

are going to be surprised

by

director,

actor,

crewmember and even

writer,

extra listed.

November

.

.

.

Snopes also stays up-to-date with their urban myths, all

those

e-mail

Virgo Daniel Roth

is

of free

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with to

a

wealth

boot,)

of

making

along with everything else they

such as Microsoft

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will be presenting

you

thing new.

Whether

leisure, it’s

worth a

it

is

work or

have appeared

in,

other

The same goes

filming locations, photo galleries, links and much, much more. Very rarely with trivia,

goofs,

taglines,

Web

you down when it and it comes highly recommended to anyone

this

comes

who

site let

to information

loves movies.

- The Urban Legends Reference Page is quite possibly one of the best guides to urban legends on the Net. The Dictionary Oxford Canadian

www.snopes.com

describes an urban legend as an “unverifiable,

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widely recounted as

if true,

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story,

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which

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contemporary

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clairvoyant issues for four

try.

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to

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Luckiest day:

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a giant

a few things this week. Fate has

some

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the old tale of the

like

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you. Expect the unexpected.

so expect the unexpected.

Luckiest day:

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site

teeming

who can’t

there’s a

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on-the-car-door story

affiliated with.

is

with cartoon addicts

into

Luckiest day:

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Saturday morning board

Someone new could be popping

19.

category ranging from popular hor-

our toes. There is a search engine on the

discussing their own favourite memories of childhood.

your life. This person is just what you need to feel better right

www.inidb.com- The Internet Movie Database- is one of the

all listed in

hobbies as you; for example the

several

expect them to seek your advice. If at all possible don’t ing,

thorough

a

names they

has

site

and Lucy Liu and Spider-Man creator: comic guru Stan Lee - all

January 20 February 18

July 22

has

library of urban myths,

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site

shouldn’t miss.

they will be listed in the credits

Tarantino, actors Corey

June 22

all

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are going to be at the centre

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boards where you can converse with other people sharing the same

January 19

as fact at one lime or another.

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you

site

spam our friends) or new and wacky virus reports to keep us on

to you.

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both of which had been issued to

me one

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tat-

you have ever watched a movie or seen an extra you thought was familiar and wanted to look up, imdb.com is the best place to turn. If you didn’t manage to catch their name, look up the movie itself and

and everything will be fine. Luckiest day: November

24.

too stickers in the schoolyard”

your own profile and save all your favourite hobbies, shows and toys while browsing other profiles and sending messages through the site’s own mailcreate

ing system, similar to e-mail

November

more recent “L.SD laced

lo the

even an entire section dedicated to Disney tales and there are a lot

free of charge.

Luckiest day:

from

all,

movie,

be kind to others, as your good

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across.

cut of

while. Expect the unexpected, and

come back

come

search engine with almost every

up.

will

all

happened lo a mine” situation

arcade games, movies, prime time and Saturday morning. There is even an option fashion,

Deal with any problems separately

unrelated situations

lo

make your way down memory

to

November 22 December 21

20

lie;

toys,

Sagittarius

May

childhood

lane,

November

“it

the “spider eggs in the hair” story

Opinion

site

21

coming

— Page 15

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Halley

you for hours:

www.yesterdayland.com - This is brimming with nostalgia, no matter what era you grew up in. The site’s slogan is “your

-

their problems.

Luckiest day:

24.

Taurus April 20

start

They know

for advice.

them with

best for you.

is

Luckiest day:

will entertain

Scorpio

April 18

old

the

friend of a friend of

situation, here arc three sites that !

2002

18,

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— SPOKE, November

Page 16

18,

Sports

2002

popularity increases this year

CFL end,

The Grizzlies have since moved to Memphis. Major League Baseball also shares a market in two major Canadian cities with the CFL

starting to

(Toronto.

HORTON

By NICK

CFL

Another

across Canada.

season has come to Cup is next week-

an end, the Grey

and Canadians are finally pay attention. Many Canadians are unaware of the great history and tradition the Canadian Football League instils

upon Canada’s sporting

The CFL

sports

professional

Canadian organization cities across

operate

to

nine

in

Canada.

The league has taken many lately

hits

because of competition with

other professional sport organiza-

expanding

tions

in

Canada and

in

the United States.

Basketball National The Association expanded into Canada

Expansion teams the and the Grizzlies Toronto Raptors were part of the community sporting growing in

of the nine cities the

1995.

Vancouver

CFL

is

the in six

NFL

and

rapidly

growing

sports such as lacrosse and soccer,

easy to see why Canadians sometime forget about the CFL. This aside, the popularity of the

it

is

CFL actually increased

this year.

It

amplified to the point where the

owners are now making money and players are talking about a legal strike. The players are unhappy with the current col-

team

bargaining

lective

agreement,

although most feel the dispute isn’t large enough to disrupt Grey Cup festivities.

Now that

money

is

to be made, the players want some of the financial concessions they gave up a few years ago when the league was in financial

starting

trouble.

the Canadian Players League Association would like to negotiate is the number of American players allowed in the league. The players would like another import added

Another

issue

Football

is in.

Including the huge popularity of the

history.

only entirely

the

is

and

Montreal)

National Hockey League

a fairly wide fan base and

this year’s

the league is supporting

and South (Canadian-American) with the five American teams playing against the eight Canadian

In the ‘96 season, the

In

the

past,

required

minimum number

Canadians

was

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the

starting

the

of

lineup

10.

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CFL

the

con-

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joined along with Shreveport, La., and Las Vegas, Nev. The Baltimore

end of the season. This of course only lasted until 2002 when the CFL returned to Ottawa with the

club did surprisingly well their first year winning the Grey Cup, while

withdraw from the league

six.

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Calif.,

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Las Vegas struggled with fan sup-

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made

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teams.

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Canadian players from

evision contract

port

first

Renegades.

The CFL and

causing them to

eventually

is

trying to

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the Toronto Argonauts, in conjunc-

after the

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season.

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