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six

Advocacy group

ghosts including

Group urges

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ATM machines due

himself.

LIFE

Monday, November

25 colleges

2

calls for boycott

public to stop using to high service fees.

10

Conestoga College, Kitchener

2002

34th Year

— No. 26

Opinion spiit about whether poiice are biased By PETR CiHACEK

helps students understand the

“It

on

impact

A

some black community

activist

local

members of the

argues

Kitchener area treat people of colour unfairly. “I belong to an organization where some black members have made reports about individual incidents of being badly treated,” said Edwin Laryea, chairman of feel police in the

Waterloo Region Youth Action Committee (WRYAC). “I’ve had members telling me that the police are racist,” Laryea said. “I’ve had that so many the

times.”

WRYAC

holds monthly meetings with the police and Laryea said the police are friendly with him as he is a representative of the group. He also said he does not feel the police are biased or racist.

“That’s a very broad statement

want to make.” But Laryea argues that “some people have felt that they have been followed by the police because they were black.” Lauris DaCosta, president of the K-W Caribbean Canadian

that I’d not

especially young people from her community “feel that they have

cultural

association,

said

been stopped unnecessarily.” However,, she was not sure whether all the complaints she heard were true. “I feel certain that some of

them

are,” she said.

from Kitchener branch of the Waterloo regional police said he could not tell what the situation Staff Sgt. Brent Thonlison

the

was as the regional “do not keep statistics based on one’s ethnicity.”

in this area

police

“From

a

much broader

tive, there is a

perspec-

bias in existence in

our society (and) in our community,” he said. “I don’t think anyone can say the problem of bias is not present in just about any

that exist in people.”

He

also said the police are try-

ing to

make

Laryea said

training

session for officers. At Conestoga, police founda-

true that the

their relationship with the black

community.” ^ But he was of the opinion that they could do more. He suggested the Waterloo regional police could contact representatives of the black community to find out if there is a problem in this area. “We bury our heads in the sand and say, ‘Oh, we don’t have that

kind of a problem here,”’ said Laryea. “But I think we do have it

but

we

are not discussing

it.”

Laryea and DaCosta suggested young people from the black

community

are afraid to attend

WRYAC’s

the

meetings with the

police.

“They don’t

feel

comfortable

going to the police,” said DaCosta. “I guess they are afraid of being ostracized or (that) something further might happen.”

Laryea said the police should take steps “to break the barrier between themselves and the

black community. “I cannot eliminate the fear by going to my people and saying, ‘Well, they are OK,”’ he said. “The police have to demonstrate

They Helm as Jillian Diaz,' Cameron as Miazga included (from left), Tania Corda as Catwoman, Kate Paquin Anna as Simoes Christina Dinkley, Velma Doo’s Britney Spears, Misty Watters as Scooby

house on Nov. 11. Advertising students dressed up as celebrities for the program’s open

and Jay Veong as Jet

Li.

it.”

DaCosta reasons”

said there are

why young

“many

people are

Advertising open house a creative success

not happy with the police. “We've heard of situations

Bv BRANDI STEVENSON

where a group of youngsters are standing

at the

comer

(and) the

come and break them “And yet a similar

she said.

diversity

is

it

police are “trying to (improve)

police

cultural

sure that their serv-

ice delivery is fair.

aware of that.” Thonlison said the police are taking steps to “overcome any of those unconscious or conscious biases that exist in people,” such a

particular

According to Thonlison, the Waterloo regional police “are doing a lot of very positive things to try and overcome any of those unconscious or conscious biases

organization and we’re certainly

as

these

groups.”

Spears,

Britney

up,”

cor-

celebrities

ner would have a group of whites and nobody bothers about them. I think over the years blacks have

been stereotyped.” But not all people of colour feel they have been treated differently

Ringo

Starr,

Diaz, and about 25 other

Cameron

were

at the

college on

Nov. Students from the advertising program dressed up as celebrities as part of their program's open 1

1

house. Justin Lanigan.

who

dressed up

Toronto Maple Leafs captain Mats Sundin. said coming as celebrities demonstrated the creative aspect of their program. He

as

deal with racial and ethnic issues. “Students focus on topics per-

by local police. Clarence Mascoll, chair of the United Caribbean Association of Canada, said police officers in

taining to inequality and various

this area are “quite decent.”

added. “The open house is a good idea to promote our program, since

tions students, too, learn how' to

social

settings,

which

would

include race, gender and ethnicity."^id Carolyn Harrison, co-

ord ^^ir of Conestoga College's police

foundations

program.

“I don't

had trouble with the police Kitchener- Waterloo," he said. don't know about any stereo-

really in “1

know any person who

typing."

it is

new."

The students had a few

classes to

The\ also

plan the event, he said. designed their ow n business card

portraying their celebrity.

said

Program co-ordinator Deborah Reyner said each business card also had a job title on it. such as media buyer, communication co-ordinator. or designer. She said w hen the

neat.

a celebrity was She said she chose J-Lo

portraying

because

"I like

her style and

1

think

she's a great person."

The event was open ment. support

staff,

to

and

managefaculty.

each card. The titles also let employers know what types ot jobs

Besides the celebrities, another highlight of the afternoon was a chance to win SI million. .A lottery ticket was one of several door

the students want.

prizes raffled off.

students graduate,

for ever)' job

qualified

The event was said,

be

listed

on

a success. Reyner

adding that they achieved

four of their objectix es.

were

will

they

all

"Our goals

to generate awareness, posi-

from differentl) other programs, showcase the creati\ e designs of the students, and ol tion

ourselves

course, to show off our wonderful students.

Emih

"

who came

as J-Lo.

Butts,

her new program.

Madeleine Poynter. also from the services program, said the event was “\erj creati\e and fun." social

Butts

she said.

Peric.

from the social was pleased w ith the open house. She said she attended "to support (Reyner) and Patrice

services program,

and Poynter were among

about 42 people

in attendance.


News

— SPOKE, November 25, 2002

Page 2

make the grad^

VIP/CIP day helps students By REBECCA LEARN

bags and agendas for the day’s workshops.

thousands of high school students, 25 college exhibits and a drag rac-

They also wandered the halls answering students' questions, and helped them find their work-

ing car together in the rec centre

shops.

What would you

get if

you put

gym? The answer

year’s visitor

is this

information program day (VIP) which took place Nov. 13. “This

a golden opportunity for

them

is

Amanda

said

questions,”

ask

to

who

Briand,

helped co-

ordinate the event.

There were displays from 25 colincluding Conestoga, with specific tables for alumni services, the recreation centre, residence and leges,

out.

this

said.

Guelph

Conestoga’s prominently

Mustang

their

LX drag racing car in

the

gym. The car

of the

centre

campus

displayed

is

“Before,

knew

I

be a chef, but

I

wanted to didn't know what I I

17-year-old

said

do.”

to

that

from She she found out a lot by Clark,

Chantell

a

student

Stratford Central high school. said that

spending the day here. also from

Satvinder Lambe, 18, Stratford Central, admitted,

new

kind of

“It’s all

for me.”

Volunteers

Conestoga

out passed temporary tattoos,

“We're the biggest event with information sessions,” Briand said, adding she expected more than 3,500 people to attend the event.

Each school

is

given

its

own

area

gym, which were crowded from about 8:30-

and they “just bring in students from that area,” she said. Young people from Waterloo, Wellington, Huron and Perth counties attend Conestoga’s VIP day. Briand said Fanshawe hosts the second biggest event of this kind,

10:30 a.m.

with an average of about

maintained by the school’s automotive service technician, welding fitter and graphic design pro-

grams. started with col-

The day’s events

lege displays in the

OSAP.

had

"We've got so many volunteers year, it’s awesome.” Briand

Then they went to their afternoon college information program (CIP) sessions, where they chose two colleges they wanted to learn about. Following this was the closing where prizes were given

The young people then disbursed

1

,500 stu-

dents.

An open

house also took place

morning VIP sesthey chose two Conestoga programs to learn about

the night before the event.

in depth.

ly

Following the morning sessiqns, they broke for lunch. Harveys, Mr.

come

Sub, Pizza Pizza and the outside

turnout to the open house as well,

go

to

to

their

where

sions,

hot dog cart

had special combos money.

all

to save students

“Guidance counsellors are

good

at

real-

students

getting

to

out” in this area, she said.

She added because a

had a great

that they

lot

of parents were in

attendance.

(Photo by Kathleen Deschamps)

Jenny Erb, a 22-year-old business management studies student, shows fellow Conestoga student Tavia Grimes a map of the college during VlP/ClP day on Nov. 13. Erb acted as a tour guide during the event, which attracted more than 3,500 students to the school.

Public advocacy group calls for By DENIS LANGLOIS

An

Ontario-based public interest

group is telling consumers to “Just say no” to generic bank machines.

The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) held a press conference in Montreal on Nov. 5 to urge the public to discontinue the use of automated teller machines (ATMs) because of the high fees Option Montreal-

charge.

they

Consommateurs,

a

Association to cover the cost of the

the Interac Association, said their

ATM

job

and the servicing and mainte-

nance of the machines. Finally,

there

is

a convenience

only charged by generic machines. Lott said this fee creates a profit for the owner of the machine and the store where the

fee,

which

the potential to incur

is

based public interest group, cohosted the conference. The groups claim convenience fees, charged by generic bank machines, are unnecessary and

any amount from $1.50

should be regulated by the govern-

fees regulated.”

ment. They say unless a boycott is issued, the fees will continue to

And, according to Lott, getting these fees monitored and controlled by the government was the main issue at the press conference. The groups also want to send a message to the government and the

increase.

Sue

Lott, a

lawyer with the

PIAC

Ottawa, said consumers pay

in

three fees

when using generic bank are regular

first

bank

fees,

which are determined by individual

The

banks.

to

time the transaction

plete,” she said

from

$5.50 by is

com-

her office in

“Our main

cost of these fees

is

fees

issue

is

to get

ATM

charged by the more than

36,000 generic Canada.

ATMs

month.

charged.

But the Interac Association said

communications and marketing

Masquerade CBSA

By KATHLEEN DESCHAMPS

public

plans to trade in

Sanctuary leather couches the

its

and pool tables in exchange for a winter wonderland.

The

Conestoga

Business

(CBSA)

Students Association

holding the

semi-formal with

first

theme Masquerade.

The and

its

is

festivities will

finish

Since

code

up

it is

will

at

1

begin

at

9 p.m

intact.

prohibited,

and

encouraged

to dress

the special occasion.

will

be a night to

“It’s like

Jeans

guests

up a

little

are are for

charge fees,

to

to receive a source

of revenue. said

government some

the

ATM

said.

“"We think the

Interac fee should cover the cost of

ATM

the

we

and

are

wondering

the business rationale of this

what

(charging a convenience fee).

is

if there are more ATMs, the would go down. Ironically, the prices are not going anywhere (but

said

fees

up).”

She said consumers could alsp encourage the government to regulate the fees.

Lott said banks are also starting to increase their Interac

machine

Dawn Chan,

Royal Bank of Canada, said individual banks have no control over fees charged. She Banker’s Canadian said the assistant

ability

But the PIAC disagrees. They say because the market is not regulated,

machine with money” are some of the things these fees pay for, she

fees could continue to rise.

said.

have

to explain

why

is

they don’t

the increase

is

justified,” Lott said.

because the number of bank

branches has decreased, Lott said

consumers

“Along with the light

bar,

buffet

we

will

with

have fruit,

Kunkle.

an awesome way to socialize

a

on

different level.” Jessica Kunkle,

CBSA public

liaison

items will receive a free mask.

CBSA came

idea, she said,

up with the because it was some-

thing different. “It

machine and the

sentative with

stock

the

Consommation

to

Option advocacy group Consommateurs, a business can make up to $4,000 a month from a privately owned bank machine. Lott said something has to be

We

wanted so

little,

to

has never been done before.

deals with the

it

mix things up a wasn’t

same-old,

the semi-formal

ing of bank machine fees

singles and $15 for They can be purchased at CBSA office in the D-wing

“This

until

Thursday.

a great opportunity for

is

students

to

go

out

and

meet

people from different programs,” said Kunkle. “It’s an awesome way

on a different level.” raised from the event will go towards the business yearbook, awards banquet, and to help IT and business students.

The money

is

the

decision of individual banks.

No other banks would comment on fees charged. The PIAC

said, until fees are reg-

consumers should use cash or their credit cards to pay for ulated,

items.

way

“This

the

merchant

will

incur fees, which might act as a deterrent.”

story

a

In

on renovating a

building at the college in the

Nov. 18 edition of Spoke, incor-

are

for

up

repre-

said the pric-

rect information appeared. to

couples.

right

CBA,

CORRECTION

same-old.”

to socialize

The

the

securely

to

According

the

Kunkle added that those who two non-perishable food

fees.

magazine, released by the public

$10

door for $2. There will be games and prizes, and the Sanctuary will be decorated in a

convenient loca-

However, Sharon Wilks, a

“The cost of

Tickets

“It’s

(CBA)

in a

the Sanctuary

in a

no

have

sometimes

the

at

fees.”

the scary thing

an administrative

There is no transparency.” But the Interac Association said this fee is important and necessary. Feldman said ATM providers

tion.

“The price could go up tomorrow.

and bank

she believes

they should be regulated as well.

“The marketplace, supply and demand determines the level of the

And

And

fees.

Association

at the

The masquerade is an all-ages event. Those over 19 years of age will wear wristbands in order to purchase alcohol from the bar.

she

this.

“People could complain to the Competition Bureau because they

apply fees, so they can provide a

We

will have feathers and the masks you hold on sticks available

fee,

done about

bank machine

fees, to

vegetable and deli platters,” said a Shakespearian theme.

transaction lists. Lott said the convenience

boycott

degree.

does regulate

bring

a.m.

ATMs

allowing

Jessica

remember.

account balances and

about,”

ATM ownfrom charging fees during transactions, Feldman said. After that year, the government removed the rule to encourage more competition in the market. She said by

winter theme.”

a semi-formal, a dress

be

it

liaison,

like deposits,

ers

arrives

Kunkle, said

This Thursday,

at

through their bank, consumers cannot access other banking options

Association prohibited

And

Sara Feldman, vice-president of

not

choice but to use generic ATMs. But because they are not going

charged by ATMs, is unnecessary and should be removed. “That’s what we’re confused

across

they have no control over the fees

is

involved in any discussions regarding fees and, in fact, is prohibited from doing so,” she said. Interac the Before 1996,

Feldman

dependent on the number of transmade throughout the actions

There is also an Interac fee, Interac which to the goes

“The Interac Association

owners are able

Ottawa.

Interac Association to regulate the

machines.

The

the

order to process transactions.

is

machine is located. She said many people are unaware of these fees and how much they may cost the consumer. “There

monitor the exchange of information between members, in is to

ATM

story

stated

it

was

the

The

ATS

Centre that was being proposed for

renovation,

funding

is

when

in

fact,

being requested

to

renovate the proposed industrial training

centre,

immediately

adjacent to the recreation centre.

proposal $5-million The would see the building grow to

18,000 square feet. Spoke apologizes

for

the


News

SPOKE, November

Vandals damage student’s car

dence. The.se included food being

broken into

wa.s

poured over cars and windshield wipers and mirrors being ripped ofl'.

at

Cone.sloga Residence and Conrercnce Centre. On Nov. 13 the driver's side window of a 1992 Clicvrolet Cavalier was smashed and the trunk was broken intev Damages arc estimated

He

was walking across <S:50

p.m.

the parking

cameras in the parking as soon as possible.

lot

noticed

the car.

walked by the car noticed the trunk was open. The window appeared to be open but then noticed the glass on the ground,'’ De Backere said. 1

1

Adam Dunham,

owner of

the

Cavalier said, “I looked outside

my

19,

Students,

find

to

(Photo by Aimee Wilson)

was broken

This 1992 Cavalier

Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre Nov.

into at the

who

er at the residence, there have been

manag-

Blais, a

four vehicle break-ins since

September. Another car

Conestoga By SARAH McGOLDRICK

She

event.

at the col-

is

also the contact for

She said there

will play host

Governance Act

an

people, their land and culture,” she

are run.

said. “It will give

counsellor

power

playing host to the

to the

more governing

bands but the federal

Internet chat popularity tions of a

By DIANA O’NEILL

more. Best of free.

We’ve all been guilty of it. Whether at work or at home, we all have sat down at a computer and typed

LOL

phrases like

BRB to

TTYL

you

later)

like

music to

The

dent.

The 22-year-old

IM

said that

program.

“It’s

MSN is

so

much

brings instant gratification and. at the

easier to keep in touch with friends

from home,” he said, great, because you can

time, guilty pleasure.

so

much

second-year general student.

The

Jill Pirrie.

fun!” said arts

19-year-old

a

thing

I

school, and

a self-con-

it’s

the

Dan

“even before

take

my

shoes or coat

agree

couldn’t really

ware before coming admitted that using

more.

used the

to

IMs

soft-

college,

Growth in IMs has exploded with AOL. Yahoo and MSN competing in a fierce battle to

become

the top player.

These programs provide instant conwith a large number of Internet

users.

You can send

with emoticons,

call

instant

messages

anywhere

in the

when

world from your computer, see som^ae’s typing, page a contact

cell(^ phone, send music

to

your

pictures

s

and

friends, receive notifica-

he

saves time,

and more importantly, money.

off.”

tact

Bycraft,

Although he never

first

turn on.” Pirrie said, adding, 1

more

talk to

at the same time. Second-year woodworking student.

fessed addict of the software. "1 get

home from

adding, “It’s

than one person

and science is

Canada.”

Kelly Nixon,

"It s

easy and accessible,” said the 2()-yearold. adding. “Now I can devote more time to more important things

...

like

Conestoga counsellor was created

feels the act

Nixon with

little

of First

consultation

Nations people, who would have to become Canadian

under the act

a

better

Despite the benefits, students do encounter slight problems with IMs.

else’s

someone

words can inevitably lead

conrmunication

among

to mis-

friends

and

loved ones. Even though a lot of time is spent electronically conversing with

management

faster

it is

and

easier.

all impact Canadians. There won’t be an ‘aboriginal’ person left in Canada.

could

“This

She

said the act serves to

on Eva

is

General said the forum would allow future leaders of territory or municipalities an opportunity for

He shares Nixon’s feelings regarding the act and hopes the forum will bring some of these

discussion.

the other

serious or not. different

because hear the

than

It’s

person

is

it

s

being

detinitely a lot

using

the

phone,

with that you can changes in the tone of

at least

voice.”

Costello said there's always the option of blocking a user, to avoid future incidents.

Despite the difficulties. increased 28 per cent

last

are trying to let our neigh-

Grand River

bours up and

down

the

know why

Six

Nations

Nault

is

stands

“The things

giving in capacity and legal

By ANDREA SMITH

Costello, a second-year gener-

tell if

IM

already have.”

tion

“We need

to get the

message out

there,” he said.

The forum will feature a video, and a question and

discussion

answer period. It will be held from 3:30

Room 2A619

p.m. in

to

at the

5:30

Doon

campus.

Magical mystery tour a success

and science student.

hard to

we

said the leadership legisla-

said.

response.

went to the Magical Mystery Tour on Nov. 14 Students

who

got great value for their dollar, said

year alone,

minutes a month.

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grammer for CSI. The mystery venues were all in downtown Kitchener. The\ were

free

the Still Bar and Grill. Boomer’s Basement Bar and Harry’s Grill. “The bus itself was full and everyone told me they had a great Andruszkiewicz. said time,”

were won

E Wing

I

m

sort

munchies.

Games were

The new E wing cafeteria has been dubbed Coz E

officially

a first-year

LASA student, who came up with the name, was the winner of the the cafeteria contest.

Wilson won 25 Pizza Pizza and 25 Mr. Sub combo vouchers. The college’s food services John Kast, said the prize was worth more than $200. Kast

director.

was

at

free

bartender “Ail in

at

ow n

Harr\

all. I’d

tastic event.

played and prizes s Grill. Students

Harr\

received their

cess,

"

pri\ ate

room and

s.

say this was a fan-

Andruszkiewicz

said.

a big suc-

new name

w ith more than 400

Two

also said the contest

music and

live

of

By BRANDI STEVENSON

name

would

pool.

cafeteria gets

Comer. Joey Wilson,

the event

bus ride to the venues,

T-shirt, a

adding, “To be honest,

knew

go well but 1 didn’t think that it would go off as well as it did. For S8. students received a free

Jody Andruszkiewicz. e\ents pro-

use has

according to www.cnn.com. Time spent typing and clicking your mouse away has also increased to roughly

aback by such a positive

taken

lacking,

impersonal.” she said, adding. “So

Nixon

the speakers at the forum will be Dave General from the Six Nations of the Grand River.

against the act.” he said.

into

the rise

people, the quality of the chat

al arts

fit

standing

Nations.

forum

concerns into the open.

citizens.

said

break-in occurs,

be able to find out whose vehi-

people become more aware that the agenda Nault has is different from that of the First

said she hopes the

help

“We

13.6 billion

school work.”

Staring at a screen and reading

and

One of

old has encountered a few difficulties while using IMs. “They’re kind of

unbelievable

his choice

"It’s

left in

long distance each month.” said Steve McArthur, a third-year accounting stu-

stu-

world of instant messengers (IMs)

same

vehicles next

ensure

will

serves no purpose because they can already vote for leaders. “It all ties together with the Land Claims Bill. It doesn’t recognize land claims of the Six Nations and limits what you can claim,” he

will

amounts on

save

the country should be run

Nixon

“There won’t be ‘aboriginal’ person

“You don’t have that face-to-face, or even eye contact you would have with regular conversations.” The 20-year-

“I

(talk

etc.).

these services are

dent?

or even emoticons (sym-

bols such as smiley faces,

all,

Doesn’t that sound

your ears as a strapped for cash

(laugh out loud),

(be right back) and

much

e-mail and so

new

cle

at the resi-

people.

be aware of its implications. “It is being imposed by minister Nault and will affect First Nations

have rejected the legislation, feeling it interferes with the way their

dalisms as well this year

does not address the First Nations

Act.”

an opportunity to further discuss the act and inform students and members of the community who may not

of the First Nations

will

how

will serve as

She said the forum

If a

been about eight or nine car van-

the federal government’s view of

students in general.

welcomed with open arms.

is

of the residence, said there have

government will still have the final say. It’s no better than the Indian

said the forum will be a opportunity to learn about issues affecting these students and

design and adopt guidelines for leadership, finances and governance. But, this legislation has not been

communities Conestoga College

This

year.

forum on native issues

great

Robert Nault, affairs and northern development and enables First Nations people to

Kelly Nixon

commu-

same

the

John Kobylnik, general manager

Nixon

was introduced by

minister of Indian

Members

a small

into

nity

(Bill C-61).

legislation

is

of aboriginal students who attend Conestoga, but many don’t make their status known because Others have not always been kind.

unique educational opportunity on Nov. 26. A forum will be held on the implications of the First Nations to a

was broken

lege night.

to host

aboriginal students at the college.

Ctmestoga College

who own

residence

in

13.

stick-

issued to students living

tracking system. at least

Gen

may be

ers

the vehicle.

According

can see

from their window. Kobylnik also said parking

I0;30 p.m., while resident manageto

possible, should park

if

their cars in an area they

window and saw my trunk open and the window smashed in.” Dunham saw his car around ment were trying

manager

residence general

1

The

lot

John Kobylnik,

“When

owned

looking

is

into getting surveillance

student,

when she

cameras

the parking lot as soon as possi-

in

20, a visiting

of Waterloo

looking

is

ble.

...residence

Dc Backcrc,

Univcr.sity

around

said the residence

into getting surveillance

at .$250.

Alicia

— Page 3

2002

residence

at

By AIMEE WILSON Anolhcr car

25,

dents.

first-year

entries.

advertising

stu-

Cindy De\ries and Misty

Watters, helped organize the contest.

The two routed through

everx’

and created a short list of 25 names. From there. Kast selected four finalists, and the winner was chosen by a vote from all the food

ballot

ser\ ices staff.

The graphic design students w ill design the logo and sign for the name. They will also be designing a sign for Dooners.


Commentary

— SPOKE, November 25, 2002

Page 4

AS you CAN

Sexual predator

PLAINLY SEE

on the loose

WEAPONRY

still

Our community

up

is

WE HAVE NO NUaEAR HERE...

arms. About 250 concerned citizens

in

packed into the auditorium at Cameron Heights Collegiate on Nov. 13 to hear the Waterloo regional police talk about the sexual predator that

is

on the loose

in

stemmed from an

It all

our area. attack on Oct. 30

when an

1

-year-old girl

1

was picked up while walking down Southdale Avenue in Kitchener. After enduring a brutal sexual and physical assault, the girl was released near Madison Avenue South. The girl gave a detailed was driving a burgundy van. Cambridge was approached by The girl was walking alone at car. his a man trying to lure her into in Cambridge when a darkBoulevard Franklin along about 8 p.m. coloured car pulled alongside her demanding she get inside. When she refused, the man stopped his car and got out telling her once again to get into the car. Thinking quickly, the girl told him to leave description of the

Most

man and

said he

recently, a 14-year-old girl in

her alone and she ran away to call the police. The meeting at Cameron Heights was intended to ease parents con-

answer questions and provide guidelines about streetproofing

cerns,

their children.

Composite sketches were provided of the suspect and parents were instructed to talk to their kids about what to do if someone approaches them.

Police assured the public they are determined to put the predator It is reported that seven officers are on the case full time

behind bars.

to school

and additional officers on patrol are paying close attention areas and other places

from people wanting

to

provide a safe house for children. There

ever, they

still

It is

sad that

it

Donald Mumford has been convict-

takes an incident of this nature for peo-

ed of sexual crimes against minors

better late than never.

it’s

home

have sent newsletters

dren warning parents of the situation and outlining

all

with the chilof the meas-

ures the school boards are taking to ensure their students are safe.

burgundy van we

is

caught

we

see, especially if

will continue to question every

it is

driven by a

man who match-

es the composite sketch that has been given to schools and

play in

We ters,

community

centres, libraries

is

on

dis-

and newspapers.

should take a minute to speak with our children, brothers, nieces and nephews. Let them

are people in this world

who want

know

that, as

scary as

As long

to hurt you.

sheltered into thinking everyone out there

is their

it is,

sis-

there

as they are not

friend, kids should

be able to recognize the danger signs when they see them.

At press time, more than 350 residents

who

believe they

tips

had come

may have

into the police

local

who

say they have spot-

tips

regarding these incidents should be directed to the special

650-8558 or

Crime Stoppers

call

at

1

-800-222-TIPS.

community The Mumford was released

and

their

did

his

letters to

who have

it

comes

Karla Holmolka

is

and

hurt

^

already out on

she will be out for good. of convicted was

where he was promptly arrested

manslaughter

because he violated his parole.

of teens Leslie Mahalfy, Kristen

Police have warned the public that

The

harassing these people causes their stress levels to

them more

1993

Tammy

own

I

have heard many people say

or Paul

if

to

do

have a clean record would never have to encounter these criminals.

also stated in a press conference that

They would all be shipped to an island where they could fend for themselves. The island would have

crime.

bars around

ex-convict’s house bearing

re-olfend

at

any

time.

Who really has the rights in a case

escape.

like this?

public fought for the right to

know when and where are over, but

when

live,

they find out

they are infuriated.

In a previous case,

a convicted

pedophile was harassed so

much by

he fled to a hotel

so they could not

laws would ever be bro-

ken; no child would ever be harmed.

pedophiles

are released after their prison terms

No

jt

Unfortunately, this tic.

still

is

their time,

deserve

it,

and even they

if

for an eye right?

However, we cannot

they don’t

have rights

like

This would

resort

make

us

to

the

criminals. I

don’t expect people to go to an gifts.

many

of the freedoms they do have.

Nonetheless, like

we

can’t treat

them

animals in a cage. These people

have already spent

their

time in

cages, and they deserve a chance to

do a

right in their lives instead of a

everyone else does once they leave

wrong. After

the prison doors.

if

it is

all,

some

people, even

a small per cent, do change.

Spoke is

published and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College

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would be

helpful. Letters

must not contain any

libellous statements,

I

don’t even think criminals should get

not realis-

The convicted criminals are citizens. They have served

to Karla

they ever met them. Eye

from harassment as long as he

Mumford might

sister

Holmolka.

what they would love

who

in the deaths

French and Holmolka’s

go up, which makes

likely'to re-offend.

In a perfect world, citizens

life free

in

remains crime-free. However, they

editor. Letters

No unsigned

people

swallow.

Holmolka

their

and he

time

deserves the right to live a

welcome

Spoke welcomes

children.

have told the public that

police

when

years,

outraged,

away from them,

far

schools,

Opinion

which

in is

and with every right. They are demanding he be moved to another area,

pill to

it is

abused children.

Deschamps

have the

to

a hard

especially hard

day passes. Within the next few

his neighbours,

Letters are

known

is

Kathleen

virus.

where they

ted the suspect in their area.

Any

AIDS

The from

information on the case. Police

say about 20 calls per day are from individuals

hotline at

four times and

Mumford

What more can we do? Until this pedophile

know

provide adequate coverage of

to

how-

Schools are doing their part by providing lessons to the students on what to do in the event of an attempted abduction. Police are providing streetproofing packages to schools all over the region, which will be sent home with the students, and teachers are making an effort to talk with their students about what has been going on. in the area

I

to

ple to reach out to volunteer their help, but

few schools

sexual

a

ago,

offender was released in Toronto.

need about 600 more

residential areas.

weeks

Several

It is

are currently 3,000 block parents registered in Waterloo Region,

A

Criminals are people too

local chapter of Block Parents has been flooded with applica-

The tions

young children frequent.


1

Life

SPOKE, November

25,

— Page 5

2002

*Antioxidants can improve health By LESLEY LEACH MAN

Free radicals can begin to harm

and the genetic materials within the which can lead to disease.

Tricker. “I (attributed) this to eat-

cell walls,

granted.

Antioxidants help to deactivate the

what kind of

more about

care

fuel they’re putting in

their cars, than

what kind of

noticed that there

I

much swelling and there wasn’t that much pain,” says wasn’t

It seems as though some people today are taking their health for

“Some people

(for surgery),

particular cell structures, cell walls

free radicals before they

can damage

your body. get

antioxidants

from

contain

that

However,

“You can

fuel

foods

ing

antioxi-

dants.”

haven’t

since

antioxidants

been researched extensome critics doubt their

they’re putting into their bodies,’’

most coloured

says Terry Tricker, 54, a research engineer for Textron.

such as sweet potatoes, broccoli, grapes and tomatoes,’’ says Tricker,

efficiency.

you haven’t been taking care of your body properly, there are ways to improve your health. For example, antioxidants can help

who

study their effectiveness,” Tricker

If

prevent certain health problems. Antioxidants arc a categorization

many

of

mins

C

and E, vitamin A, and carotenoids (the pigment that adds colour to fruits and vegetables). According to SportsMed Web site, www.rice.edu/~jenky/sports/antiox.h tml, at the molecular

antioxidants

els

particles

called

and cellular

neutralize free

lev-

specific

radicals.

In

humans, free radicals come in the form of the oxygen molecule. This molecule wants to be oxidized and this

can sometimes be carcinogenic.

and vegetables,

has been learning about antioxi-

more than 10 years. “But you must eat a variety of these (fruits and vegetables), otherwise you’ll only be getting one type of antioxidants for

dant.’’

organic substances, which

include: selenium (a mineral), vita-

fruits

“Also, vigorous exercise can help

generate

and

antioxidants

help

spread them throughout your body,”

sively,

“I think

says.

“But

worked

we need more time I

me. (Before

time.”

Tricker feels that in the future antioxidants

But he warns this doesn’t mean you should just start eating nothing but tomatoes and broccoli. “Everyone is different and different people need different diet requirements,” says Tricker. “People need to use common

more

will

be studied

in

detail.

“Right now things are at a changing point,” he says. “Before, doctors were not educated thoroughly in nutrition, but now things like antioxidants

and vitamins are

getting into the medical system.

“People are slowly becoming

sense in these matters.” Also, antioxidants are believed

help strengthen

that they’ve

I was aware of antioxidants) I used to get colds all the time. Now/ 1 hardly get them at all, or if I do they’re only mild and last for a short

for

he adds.

to

do know

to

the

immune

more aware of how

they’re treat-

he continues. were told to eat our

ing their bodies,”

“As kids we

Free radicals are the natural byprod-

system, reduce the risk of cancer,

ucts of several processes within cells.

heart disease, lower the chances

vegetables

They can also be created when the body is exposed to outside pollutants,

of skin damage (such as sunburns) and even decrease inflammation.

increasing awareness of antioxi-

“When

such as tobacco smoke.

I

went

in

we

dants)

and now will

have

(with the

all

the

more

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)

Terry Tricker, 54, of Kilbride, Ont., drinks a glass of grape juice,

which

Increased poverty keeps St. John’s Kitchen busy By PETR CIHACEK

it

A

St.

is

absolutely unacceptable that in

at

who works

the facility in

in

antioxidants.

By IAN ROSS

ed to fighting kidney disease and The kidney related disorders.

Toss your lemon for a good cause and get a tax receipt at the

foundation has given more than $53 million to research programs in pursuit of eliminating

time.

the disease and improving the quality of life for those that are

The Kidney Foundation of Canada is asking people to give away their old junkers to help

a country as rich as Canada people are forced to access emergency

time

high

Old cars worth cash to kidney foundation same

John’s Kitchen worker says

food programs. Gretchen Jones,

is

reasons to do so.”

the hospital

affected by In

with kidney disease research.

full

Kitchener that serves meals to around 250 hungry people a day, said there is no reason for soup

for charity, the elimination of an

putting your old car up for aucwith members of the tion,

old car helps the environment

Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) bidding on

are

charity will raise

since the

ty,” is

A minimum

The kidney foundation is holdCanada so

OARA

a right, not a privilege.”

The numbers

indicating the level

of poverty in this region are alarming: 9,000 people are on a waiting

Every month, 10,000 people access emergency food services, almost half of them children under 18. number of children “The accessing emergency food pro-

list

for affordable housing.

grams has increased substantially since the early 1990s,” said Coun. Sean Strickland. “And we're seeing more people accessing emergency food programs who list full-time and part-time jobs as their primary source of income." The member of the Waterloo Regional Council and executive of the Food Bank ol Waterloo Region said poverty is a

director

result

of the

lack

of affordable

housing and the high cost ol living. "We have a low vacancy rate and costs of rents are increasing quite

substantially."

“And

if

Strickland.

said

your income

is

ing as fast as your rent,

not increasit's

usual!)

the food budget that sutlers. l^-\ccording to Strickland, the should s:o\ernment *n'ario

ing this event across

amount of $60

will be set for vehicles 12 years

said Jones. “I believe that food

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

Gretchen Jones works full time at the St. John’s Kitchen, that serves meals to around 250 people a day in downtown Kitchener. and Waterloo Kitchener, increase the minimum wage and welfare to lower the

people

who

rely

number of

on food

assis-

tance.

were cut back “Welfare in 1995 by 22 per cent and there’s been no increase since,” he said. “The minimum wage rates

hasn't been raised since 1993.” He also said the municipality

is

“doing a lot of things" to help poor people. “We’ve established one of the affordable ambitious most

housing programs in North America," said Strickland. “We hope to bring a thousand affordable housing units to the market-

place b\ 2005. The municipalil) also helps by investing in

community and

out-

reach centres.

The Food Bank of Waterloo Recion collects tood .ind redistribprograms in to it 55 utes

Cambridge. “Those programs include food hamper programs, soup kitchens, hostels and shelters,” explained Strickland.

The

St.

John’s Kitchen

the places that

is

one of

members use

and older. them for scrap and parts. Cars that are worth more than $60 will be auctioned off so owners

may

the

than

call

or visit the

Web

1-800-565-551 site at

Proceeds will go

to the

minimum

will it

also pick up your

also

exploring

approaches

free of charge.

More than 100.000 volunteers Kidney the made have Foundation of Canada a well respected organization dedicat-

renal

so

that

insufficiency

chronic can be

at an early stage to and complications prevent delay its progression.

the food bank pro-

4

parmapaoTon,

one of the three full-time workers at the kitchen. Starting

1

are

preventative

detected

vides with food almost daily. It has 125 volunteers, 80 of whom work there every week. Jones is

teer,

kidney

They

number of donors.

car and tow

www.kid-

foundation in your area. Currently the organization is focusing on increasing the

amount.

OARA

anyone can ney.ca.

receive a tax receipt for

more

and battery

oil

tires,

disposed of and recycled

properly.

it.

kitchens to be in Canada. “I’m so angry when I see pover-

money

money by

The

downtown

it.

addition to raising

as a volun-

she has been working there for

2 years.

was on welfare and people really nice to me. 1 had some time on my hands and wanted to gice something back." Jones “I

were

1

said, explaining

why

she started

volunteering at St. John’s. Like Jones, many volunteers at the kitchen used to be or still are on welfare. Some of them eat at the kitchen every day.

Phyc;iral Artivrt-.y

flow much?

T

How often?


Page 6

Life

— SPOKE, November 25, 2002

Hangover remedies you can use

or buns neutralize the acid in your

By SINEAD McGARRY

stomach and absorb the excess alcohol. Fresh fruits and vegetables like bananas are packed with potassium that will alleviate muscle

The dreadful morning after: your is pounding, the room is spin-

head

stomach

ning, your

on a

feels like

Sound

roller coaster.

it

is

cramps, replenish lost nutrients and re-hydrate your body quicker than

familiar?

A hangover is a result of your body experiencing a mild reaction to a large consumption of alcohol and toxins. Your body attempts to producing itself by protect enzymes to metabolize and remove the toxins from the body; but flushing and cleansing of the body isn't fast

enough

water.

Treat your hangover like a cold:

which causes

warm soup and

lounge on the Hangovers do go away with time, but your body

drink

couch

day.

all

needs time to metabolize the alcohol and sleep off the consequences

from the previous

to prevent the effects of

ingestion

toxic

home*

at

To avoid

a

night.

the dreadful morning-

hangover the best advice is to from drinking or drink in moderation, but if that doesn’t work, hopefully these home reme-

after

hangover.

sustain

One of the most common symptoms of a hangover is dehydration. Drinking water throughout the evening of partying, before you go to sleep and once you wake up will help to alleviate the hangover the

dies will help.

The famous hangover drink

next morning. Eating solid foods before and during the drinking will

slow the body’s absorption and

Ingredients;

(Photo by Sinead McGarry)

Nick Faulkner, 20, a connputer programming student, feels the effects of a

1

long night of drinking.

provide nutrients to process the

When you consume body

is

alcohol, your

actually losing fluids.

Your

kidneys and liver require water to

from alcohol.

dilute the toxins

If

water and fluids are not available for the detoxification process, the

body

what water

will redistribute

is

common

advice given to fellow drinkers to avoid a hangthe

alcohol.

most

over.

According

to

www.hangover-

prevention.com. this advice is valuable and true. Beer is carbonated so it before liquor will cause your body to absorb the alcohol

drinking

affecting

quickly,

the

individual

“Beer before liquor, never sicker. Liquor before beer, never

fear," is

it.

Sweet drinks

like margaritas, fuzzy navels or sex

on the beach can disguise the taste of alcohol, allowing you to consume a lot more than you probably should.

Some

suggested hangover reme-

dies incorporate liquids and sugars.

Gatorade, a sports drink,

faster than usual.

available.

erage and stick to

Avoid mixing types of alcohol together: try to find a favourite bev-

lar

remedy

is

a popu-

for curing a hangover.

Gatorade rehydrates and replenish-

large can of tomato juice

3 tablespoons of vinegar

were

es the body’s nutrients that

1

lemon

while drinking. Drinking any sort of fruit drinks such as orange juice, will replace the potassium

4

and help to build sugar levels. Coke or any form of cola or pop

2 tablespoons of Tabasco sauce

lost

4 celery

lost

headache, while

will help to fight a

Mix

headache and the cola syrup

let

will

food

ingredients in a container,

mixture

sit

overnight.

Strain and serve.

help soothe the stomach. sort of solid

stalks

Directions:

the caffeine eliminates the pain of a

Any

of onion

slices

3 tablespoons of sugar

bread

like

Herbal products can cause side effects B y JEFF MORLEY With the cold weather upon us. are fortifying themselves against the common cold and the flu by taking herbal medicines. However, caution must be exercised

some people

for thought from

when using these supplements. One of the risks in taking these herbal medicines side

is

PARTICIPACTION

their possible

For example, echi-

effects.

nacea, used to boost the

immune

system and to prevent colds,

is

Couch potatoes? French

not

for use by people with multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis,

AIDS,

C

or white blood cell disor-

ders.

ouch potatoes, not French fries, may be to

bleime for obesity. That was the

treat depression,

anxiety and sleep

disorders, should not be taken in

AIDS

combination with

medica-

(Photo by Jeff Morley)

catchy the

Although herbal products are considered natural, they can have dangerous side effects. Consult your doctor before taking them.

title

many

erally used as an appetite suppres-

These herbal remedies may be natural, but can have negative side effects, particularly

when

reacting

with other drugs. Katija Blaine, a research assistant

body-building effects and for increased energy or wakesant, for its

We

With an

However, warnings are given

to

women who

are pregnant or breast

feeding,

who

or

are

considering

pregnancy, to consult their doctor before taking herbal products.

is

and

liver failure.

used to relieve

stress,

and menopausal symptoms. However, it too has been recalled by Health Canada. Herbal medicines are considered drugs by Health Canada. However, these drugs do not sleeplessness

ticularly dangerous to people if used as directed. Health Canada has allowed the products to be sold on

store shelves.

you wish

undergo

the same testing or approval procedure as prescription or over-the-counter drug

medications. ucts have not undergone any con-

herbal products due to their toxici-

clusive testing that provides sub-

ty or possible

stantial

with

These include the herbs ephedra and prescription

drugs.

kava.

Ephedra can cause heart attacks, and even death. It is gen-

seizures,

purchase a herbal medicine. The first question might be how the product will interact with prescribed or over-the-counter medications or with vitamins? Are there any adverse effects if these

drugs are combined with alcohol or certain foods? Second, ask if there are any side effects associated with the herbal product? Third, is there an expiry date? Finally, are there different brands of the same drug? If so, do the amounts of herbal product vary, and if they do, how do they vary in strength and content? For more information on herbal regulations visit the Health Canada Web site, www.hc-sc.gc.ca, or contact your doctor or pharmacist and ask about the herbal products

Health Canada has also issued a warning about the use of certain

harmful interactions

teens

really

the food was there,

the

rise.

Losing weight and keeping

and

be challenging. The key to successful

adults

is

on

junk foods combined with sedentary

Furthermore,

many

herbal prod-

evidence of th^r benefits. However, because they aren’t par-

to take.

a result of TV, computers

video games, generation

"X

"

is

and

quickly

weight

"Balance and moderation are what need,"

suggests Judy Toews,

registered

dietitian

book on

raising

Toews

and author of

eat

absolutely perfect or entirely bad. simplistic

good

to

claim

some foods

for us, while others are ‘junk.’

All foods

can

a

"weight-wise" kids.

"Nothing we

notes,

a

fit

your in

lifestyle

can

you

Here

are

measure that the goals you

says,

is

and

essential.

"When

set are

attainable.

it

comes

As the old adage to bodies, there’s

only one per customer."

Your family doctor, educator

or

small changes in specialist

a

registered

community

fitness

can provide more helpful

information.

ideas to help get

tat right

started;

eat

and drink

for the next

Be sure

to include

what you

much and

and

Establishing healthy habits at an early age

In a journal, record everything that

you

reasonable

Monitor your progress

It’s

make a big diflerence

some

to

being

the necessary changes,

are

helping you reach your weight loss

goals.

specific goals.

and

a

low

30-60 minutes per

setting

reasonable, realistic

into a healthy diet,

Making

by

is

a

is

but some foods must be eaten in moderation.

begin

diet

fat

To make

day.

off can

of following

low

calorie,

it

and maintenance

loss

combination

physically active for

becoming generation "XL".

we

you were out

with your friends)?

increased intake of "fct

and young

lives as

hungry or did you

eat for other reasons (just because

of obesity in children,

rate

How frequendy are you eating?

"

The herb

tised as natural.

5

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Sign up By MICHELLE TIMMERMAN

London Health .Sciences Centre (LHSC), Multi-Organ Transplant

Two families.

Program’s

lowing

And

Web

lack

is

It

of

was

and

on average

a patient

waiting

for as long as

room with

a half to three years.

several teams of surgical

staff.

The tragedy which took their loved

as hospital staff

major factor

attitude

is

another

lack of donors,

in the

often nervous or

is

unwilling to approach the next of kin to obtain their consent for the transplant.

The

major factor

third

the

in

donor',

was

which

decrease of donors

health care and are taking better

in a hospital

1998.

care of themselves.

ported by a ventilator.

in

Canadians are

Transplant

Two

years ago, the McCarthur

children thought for sure they were

about to lose an important of their family,

when

their dear father liver disease.

had

He

member

they learned fallen

of a

ill

required a trans-

plant but the waiting

list

for a liver

was miles long. There are more than 3,500 patients like McCarthur waiting for an organ transplant

in

Canada, with

1,700 of those patients living in Ontario.

an accepted treatment today for people suffering from organ failure. More Transplantation

is

patients are referred for transplant surgery and waiting lists are

Yet there are not enough organs and tissues donat-

increasing. ed.

A

mandatory helmet law for

motorcyclists, seat-belt and infant seat laws, anti-drinking-anddriving campaigns and air bags in

car

cars lead to fewer

highway

and fewer donors. An article published

fatali-

ties

on

the

is

the lifestyles

living.

generally

are

one and

“There are no strict age limits because the deceased person’s health is more important than age alone. For example, our program accepted a liver from a 92-year-old

Ah! That wonderful gift The gift of life. The above poem was written by a heart transplant recipient

can be on a

regardless of their age.

The other will remember with joy. The gift which gave their loved one to them.

list

Anyone can be an organ donor

Professional

one.

back

for

liver recipients has also increased,

organ

maintain

The waiting time

able kidney.

the

donors, as well as run an operating

burned memories of both families. One will remember with .sadness. is forever

reason

1

expensive for hospitals to

identify

Into the

for

four years before receiving a suit-

The number cost.

Canadians

receiving

hospitals

have

successfully

transplanted,” said Abbott.

Abbott explained that one regulation is that an organ

better

“With a

tried

donor must die

with their body sup-

ventilator

oxygen

circu-

is

several different strategies to obtain

lated in the blood so organs can

more organs.

used for transplant. For

Criteria

for

organ

donors have expanded so that older donors are considered. Unsuitable

less than five per cent

are

would not normally be used for transplant are now being used as a “bridge” in urgent situahearts that

tions

The same

is

with kidneys and

suitable

Furthermore,

be

of

all

potential all

declared

be

this reason,

deaths

donors.

organ donors must

brain

dead,”

she

explained.

(Photo by Michelle Timmerman)

For many the thought of death or what will be done with their

another heart can ^be

until

found.

also being done

remains

livers.

is

lung or the

suggested that anyone considering

donating their organs following their departure to talk with

known

family and

liver,

“domino

the

as

trans-

This allows a patient’s healthy organ to be transplanted into another recipient. According to Cate Abbott, coordinator of the Multi-Organ Transplant Program at the LHSC, the longest waiting list is for kid-

the

LHSC

is

of patients waiting for ney,” said Abbott.

Conestoga

their

them know what Then sign a donor is

to

show support

organ tissue donation.

for

letter or

sent for the donations. They also receive a follow-up letter, thanking them, and outlining briefly how the organs were distributed,” said

tion

gram. Although recipients may include their first name and men-

in

included,” added Abbott. As the days go by many families are still patiently waiting for a donor to help save or improve the lives of their loved one.

The McCarthur family got their miracle and Lome McCarthur got to see his only son get married.

Ontario guarantees

As

confidentiality.

“If recipients

some personal information,

correspondence is anonymous so identifying information can’t be

is passed along to both the donor’s family and the recipient, no identifying information can be given. The Trillium Gift of Life

Network Act

to

express

may

write a

want

their gratitude, they

send a card to the donor’s

family through the transplant pro-

Although some basic informa-

donors family nor the recipient’s family is given contact information

instructor

about the other. “The donor’s family will know which organs or tissues are used because they will have given con-

tion

wishes of the donor.” One policy with organ donations, Neither the confidentiality. is

are

wear a green ribbon

Abbott.

family does not support the donation, their decision will overrule the

composed a new kid-

The average waiting times

or

a legal document, hospital staff will ask for consent from the next of kin to be certain the family supports the donation,” said Abbott. “If the

ney transplantation. “About 75 per cent of the waitlist at

let

your wishes are. card or register as a donor. “Although a signed donor card

plant.”

Ontario citizens are encouraged to either sign their donor cards

a scary subject. Abbott

bowel may be removed from a living family member,

Also, parts of a

small

ing

life

kidney and liver Kidney patients wait between one and a half to two years, but sometimes as long as longest

donors:

indescribable gratitude.

'Today

the

for

— Page 7

2002

patients.

site stated the fol-

reasons

25,

save someone’s

to

Each unknown to each other. Yet hound to}>ether Forever and irrevocably By a yolden chain Whose links are Love, unmatched generosity.

SPOKE, November

research

a true golden to

By SHANNON McBRIDE

technology

and

advances, hopefully more families will get the same miracle.

girl The Kitchener resident Wednesday

tapes.

drives to Toronto every

to rehearse with the group.

More than 25 years ago Nancy Hamacher joined Sweet Adelines Inc.,

a

of

group

“Sometimes I wonder what in the world I'm doing.” she said, adding

international

that the drive to

women’s choruses, with little more than a hobby in mind. She now three

holds filled

On

gold

medals and

But. she said the balancing act

is

comes

with pride.

Nov. 9 Hamacher’s chorus.

supposed

North Metro, won first place in a field of 33 competitors at an international competition at the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tenn, It was North Metro’s third

Hamacher

uj

J

chorus of 181

to

all

sing at the competition

the other competitors in the

women, was

the last

be able to sing

“It’s thrilling to

front of all The

Hamacher

|North Metro, a Toronto-based

>

ir.vwww

able to relate her

is

basically a the-

in

Sweet Adelines.”

said.

North Metro focused their efforts on an arrangement of barbershop tunes from Paint Your Wagon, a musical that

tells

the story of the

gold rush history in North America.

said the music was because her chorus was

Hamacher fitting

hoping way.

to strike gold in their

own

They sang the medley of goldtheme songs dressed in suspenders, pants and boots in an attempt to mimic gold miners.

“We

like to

push the envelope.”

she said, adding that the

women

in

her chorus always try to dress a bit

“After w e size each other up. work together and then

start to

can

learn

so

we we

much from each

other."

of the

Friends and family have always taken an interest in Hamacher s

Hamacher. who radiates youth-

musical pursuits. Her two sons, who live in Toronto, come to

International competition in Nashville, Tenn.

audience.

has

ifui

College, shows off one of the dance Nancy Hamacher, a general education instructor at Conestoga medal at the recent Sweet Adelines gold win a Metro, North chorus, moves that helped her and her

Despite this win being her third in a row, the bass singer said she will never get used to the feeling of

team

Tm

to death.

3,280,

the

what

she said. \3’hen she walks into class the first day she is scared

with

iade,” she said.

is

“The classroom

group

so proud of the

it's

atre."

competition, scored a record-high 2,983 points out of a possible

winning,

because

be doing.

teaching experiences.

for

musical arrangement, showmanship, expression and sound. North Metro, the largest chorus in the

to

performance on stage with her

gold in a row and scored them the highest marks ever awarded in a

“You just feel accomplishment

naturally to her.

"I think it's

Sweet Adelines competition. Being judged in categories

Toronto can be a

pain, especially in the winter.

differently

from the

rest

competitors. fulness with her easy-going attitude and funky silver jewelry,

joined North Metro in 1998 after from choruses with singing Michigan and Kitchener. The general

education

instructor

at

Conestoga College learns the music in her spare time by listening

show and her daughter Andrea sings in a quartet with her. Hamacher said her friends are all

every

supportive, but she

s

not sure that

they understand Sweet Adelines. “it's like a Star Wars convention,"

belong

she said. “You have to understand."

to


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Page 8

Life

— SPOKE, November 25, 2002

Add a

sparkle to those pearly whites

little

the piocedure

done

at the centre.

Bv NICOLE CHILDS

They

tried

to

ensure the dia-

New body everywhere;

trends are popping up

now

mond

dentists are get-

on the craze with tooth tattoos, piercings and other crazy trends, we were bound to explore our teeth as a new form

ting

in

using two dif-

gems. With

of body

but she later had

problems when

art.

it

the

out

ordinator at the centre, they get

Hayes

said she’s found a lot of

teenagers are interested in getting

charms attached to their teeth, but has yet to perform the procedure. Image Dental Arts offers gold charms with gems in a variety of shapes. In about 20 minutes anyone can have a heart, moon, dolphin or even a four-leaf clover attached to the

his or her teeth. The prices range

asked

were any dangers associated with swallowthere

if

Raphael

keep

it

for a long time.

fell

it

out.

If

it

it

out,

falls

out

no more,” laughs Blyde. While Blyde did have the dentist

again, (Photo by Nicole Childs)

drill into

mond

Paul Santos, a dental hygienist at Fairway Dental Centre, examines the diamond set into Niki

her tooth to have the dia-

put

in,

Blyde’s tooth.

“Maybe one of the charms, Hayes laughed and said, “Kids eat pennies and toys and stuff all the time, so I wouldn’t imagine there would be any danger.”

The procedure

for attaching the

Image Dental Arts, is because it’s non-invasive. The charm lies flat against the tooth so there is no need at

to drill to set the It it

should

that

The

cleaned thoroughly

carrots

using pumice or a sandblaster and then etched, rinsed and air-dried. A bonding is applied to the etched enamel, and then thinned with a stream of air. The dentist uses a blue ultraviolet

Hayes.

is

more to ensure it will hold. Hayes said that one of the main

it

charm. long as you want

last as

but there

to,

charms is similar to what a dentist would do to put braces on a patient. tooth

she says she hasn’t

noticed any problems.

.

When

to

unless

from $40 for a plain yellow-gold charm, up to $190 for a white gold charm with a brilliant cut diamond in it. There is a charge of $5 for the cost of getlight to harden the material. A comting the charm from Mississauga:, posite is applied to the tooth folsince the centre doesn’t keep any,} lowed' by the charm or jewel. on site. There is also a $50 installaUltraviolet light is applied once tion fee.

tax for the at

“I don’t think I’d ever take

ing

dental supplier in Mississauga.

time

diamond and the second came during her finger on

hopes

Twinkles from Nordenta, a

their

swallowed

works at the dental centre the procedure was free. She says she hkes having it because it’s unique and she

are

Sweden, but according to Cheryl Hayes, a restorative co-

she

Jewelers in the mall, but because she

introduced Twinkles to their cus-

The Twinkles gems

out twice. first

Blyde paid $40 plus diamond she bought

same procedure to attach gold and silver charms or even diamonds to your pearly whites. While tooth gems are relatively new in Canada, youth and adults in Europe, Sweden and Scotland have been sporting them for years. Image Dental Arts, located at 25 King George Rd. in Brantford, has the

in

fell

The

^Thanksgiving dinner.

attached to your teeth. Dentists use

made

cements,

ferent

During a routine visit to your dentist, you can spice up your smile by adding a little sparkle. Anyone who has had braces knows how easy it is to have things

tomers.

would

stay in place by

is

always the chance depends how if you go crunch

will fall off. “It

rough you it

are,

may

last as long,” said

not

Using this procedure, if the charm did fall off the bonding glue would be left on the tooth. It would be gritty and would have to be removed by a dentist. Dr. Victor Daveikis, a Kitchener

something

that

people have never really asked

for.”

dentist,

said, “It’s

He added

that there are a lot of

things that people can put on their

from

teeth

reasons they chose to offer Twinkles

tattoos to gold veneers.

“People can do

all sorts

of things

for looks.

I

believe a perfectly

good

word

untouched tooth is ideal. You can’t improve mother nature,” he said.

tooth,

According to Daveikis, the glueon procedure used by Dental Image Arts is safe, but as soon as a dentist

come

drills into

a tooth to

fit

a charm or

can be dangerous. “As soon as you make that hole you can get a place where cavities can form,” said Daveikis. He also added that if there is a problem and crystal, it

a tooth is damaged, there is nothing a dentist can use to fully replace it.

Niki Blyde, a receptionist at Fairway Dental Centre in the Fairway Mall, has had a two-point diamond set into her tooth since August. Blyde saw a gem on one of her teachers three years ago and always wanted one herself. She was the first person to have

drilling

to user, it’s

it’s

isn’t

the best

not a hole in

the smallest, tiniest,

my

little

dent because the diamond doesn’t flat,”

said Blyde.

Andrea Feirier, a hair styling student at Donato Salon and Spa in Mississauga, also had a gem attached to her tooth, but removed it one day later. She said the feeling of it on her tooth annoyed her. “It was too noticeable, it was gritty and sticking out there and it looked kind of tacky on me. It’s something you have to get used to,” said Ferrier.

Unlike Blyde, Ferrier didn’t get gem attached at a dental

the

A woman who had taken a video course through another supplier of the gems, came into a office.

salon and offered to attached

it

to

her tooth.

Kids need to learn safety at an early age By JA SO N MIDDLETON Ifs

know that who is

nice to

someone out

there

know.” Despite

there

is

teaching

children about safety.

attempts in

safety village

emphasis

The Waterloo Regional Police Children’s Safety Village has been educating kids about the dangers

of the world around them, since 1991.

Each year 25,000 elementary

ity

in

safety at the facil-

fire

located on

Maple Grove Road

Cambridge. Educating

children

"stranger danger” lessons

the

is

about

one of the

children

first

when

learn

they are introduced the program in

Grade "They 1

(children)

strangers are

always

men who

shabbily,” Const. Barb

say

are dressed

Young

said.

Children are uneducated about

who

strangers are.

Children think they can tell who a stranger is by just looking at them.

According

to

the

children,

people have a mean look on face

they are a stranger.

they don’t realize is

just a person

is

if

dangers

the

of

The

two difwhich educates children in Grades 2, 4, and 6; and police, which is visited by children in Grades 1, 3, and 5. ferent

village

into

is split

sections;

fire,

Fire education co-ordinator

Cressman

said the

learn about safety

way

Pam

children

changing. “You’ve got families where both parents are working. is

Mom

is

busy.

The

on her mind

first

thing she has

get supper ready, get kids ready for bed, clean up, get laundry done and is

that’s her time.”

Cressman said she knew a two-year-old child who early one morning got up from bed and grabbed her mother’s lighter from a wall unit in the kitchen.

The

child took the lighter under her mother’s bed and accidentally set the

bed on

fire.

In the fire section of the village

“What

children learn the importance of being aware of the dangers in

they don’t

their

home.

Simple things like not touching equipment while in the bath, or dosing a smouldering toaster with water are things the children are unaware of until they are warned. While half of the class learns electrical

safety

fire

using a

fire

house” where children

“playidentify

safety hazards, the rest of the class visits

Sparky’s apartment.

During their time in the apartment children learn what to do if they

awake

They

are told to roll off the

to

a

smoke alarm.

bed and onto the floor, then touch the door with the back of their hand.

When

to

"their

that a stranger

that

not putting extra

is

on

strangers.

children are educated about traffic

and personal

abduction the Kitchener area, the recent

the

the children realize there

no way out of the room except through the window they have to go down a ladder to safety. is

The Children’s Safety Village also has a miniature village where children learn about road safety. They

and work on hand signals while riding ride their bikes

their

around the village. The faux town has working stoplights, storefronts, railroad crossing.

The lage

law of the

unofficial

is,

“I

remember,

hear

I

do

I

I

and a

forget,

(Photo by Jason Middleton vil-

I see I understand.”

Co-op student Melanie Kerwin, 17, of Jacob Hespeler high school, helps a child down a ladder, at the Children’s Safety | Village. The children practised what to do in the event of a fire. ^


Life

SPOKE, November

2002

25,

— Page 9

^ student guide to shoe shopping By BLAKE GALL

Learn to shop around a little, before committing yourself to a $150 investment. Stores like Transit often carry the exact

Imagine a world where every outhas a matching pair of shoes, footwear grows from trees and shoe racks line your closets. This world can be a reality, except for shoes growing on trees, by simply following a few rules of shoe shopping from an expert. fit

same

Once your one

The

It

turn

me

saddens

many people

to see so

Things

a shoe

the

it

logical

choice for shoes. Wrong! fear of coloqr has

boring and conformed. Colour can be fun and if used correctly it can bring a whole new style to your outfit.

most of

this

weekend

checking out the shoe stores in the area to see what’s hot and what’s not for this

(Photo by Blake Gall)

A shoe

like fur trim

and rhine-

coming winter. gentlemen of the

if suede seems too high maintenance for you. For the ladies on campus, suede is also in. Boots are a must for your Christmas list. I often see the 1999 look of the huge wedge boot that seems to double or even triple the size of your foot. This season is the time to throw those out and move on to the more slim and sleek style that boots have taken on. High cut boots with a thin heel and

camels are the Browns colours that dominated shelves. However, leather is always a good

tion is the importance of caring for

clean lines are being seen in stores on runways around the world. The second step to shoe perfec-

your

We wash

footwear.

clothes

whenever

our

stains appear, but

shoes are often forgotten like that old carton of milk in the fridge that

no one dares

to touch.

truly feel pain

I

when

I

see

my

use water to wash their shoes, trench through mud and snow but never take the time to protect their feet. Many people think that salespeople are lying when they try to sell you- cleaners, protectors and polishes for your shoes but I assure you they are not. Leather protector can prolong the life of your shoes and help them survive the elements that they face friends

son there

is

a

new hot colour

that

in this harsh world. Protectors are

also available for suede, fabric

the halls for sure.

and styles. Suedes, leathers and synthetics brown help to keep your feet in style.

variety of colours ranging from red to blue to

as well as

and

belief, red is

over the shelves but red always seems to linger around. Jump on the red pair as fast as you can because it will be a winner in

collection could include a variety of colours

For the college, suede is the material to buy. Suede has great texture and is durable if cared for properly.

oiled leather.

A

in

a

and

quick spray over

your shoes will add years to their life allowing your shoe collection to

grow.

Cleaners and polishes can get rid of those nasty scuff marks and breathe new life into what appears to be road kill with shoe laces. Step three in the shoe recovery process is affordability. Students don’t have the money to buy 30 or 40 pairs of shoes sometimes. That is only because they are paying too much for the one pair of shoes they

takes

Step five

wearing your shoes

If you know that you look good in them then everyone else will too. Don’t buy shoes that leave you with blisters and are impossible to walk in. No one will

respect that decision.

Buy comfortable

shoes and wear

them with a

smile. Cruising the halls in the hottest shoes will grab the attention that you deserve and

only increase your confidence. So it’s simple to see that being a shoe aficionado is not as hard as

you may

do have._

is

with confidence.

think.

Ceiebrating Polish

Christmas traditions of Jesus

B y IZABELA ZARZYCKA

father

came

es,

he arrived, my mother and I came over to be with him. Despite each holiday the

brate

that

feel religion is

of family It

is

an important aspect

life.

a land of fascinating tradi-

tions, superstitions

and legends and

Christmas

with them. This

holiday the

is

is filled

widely celebrated across

country

and

it

is

the

most

important holiday of the year. Christmas Eve is a great celebra-

and a time when the whole family gets together to rejoice the

tion

**

birth

of Jesus.

The family

gathers

togethoL and watches for the star l|

night,

first

which represents

custom

that an

number of dishes

we

would if we were back in Poland. My mother and I have been in Canada for about 1 1 years now. Each country has its traditions and Poland is no exception. Most families are Roman Catholic and

a

knocks on the door.

try to cele-

way

gravy, barley and

even num-

ber of people are seated around the table with an extra plate set out in case a stranger in need

after

we

mushroom

It is

country to visit family about 13 years ago and never left. Two years

being in Canada,

many Some

sauerkraut.

this

to

the

favourites that could be found on the table are a variety of fish dish-

be able to celebrate Christmas in Poland for nine years beforq my family and I moved to

My

in

is serxTd but there are dishes that the family enjoys.

meat

to

Canada.

and his birth

manger. The family dinner is called “Wigilia,” and during this feast no

celebrated ever you Have Christmas in a different country? Well, I have been fortunate

enough

is

actually a classic colour. Every sea-

choice

made our

society

spent

a victim to trends will

into the laughing stock

Contrary to popular

getting past the every-

everything making

I

away

three weeks.

becoming

day and tossing out some of those black shoes. There is a common misconception that black goes with

The

staying

acceptable for more than two or

challenged world.

is

is

that is too trendy.

shoe world. So buy more classic styles that will remain socially

wish to put an end to this sad state of affairs by our fashionably

aficionado

and the

the same.

fourth step

you

the shoe no

is in

stones are not going to last in the

I

step to

of

-

by poorly selecting shoes to finish off the ensemble.

first

foot

to see the label

of the school once that trend old news.

constantly

ruin an otherwise beautiful outfit

The

is

Becoming

become somewhat of an expert on footwear in general.

going

from anything

have

I

is

quality

As someone who has worked in a in the past and owns few pairs myself,

at a fraction

the cost.

shoe store quite a

styles as their higher priced

counterpart Aido

believed that even numbers would eliminate any hope of an increase in wealth or

because (Photo by Izabela Zarzyeka)

Poland the tree is filled with ornaments and treats.

children.

the star of Bethlehem, to appear in the sky. As soon as it appears, everyone exchanges a greeting and

the

In

breaks off a piece of “oplatek," a semi-transparent wafer of unleavened dough with a Christmas scene

stamped on

it.

After each

member

of the family has a piece, it is eaten with as a symbol of their unity Christ.

Then everyone

sits

down

at the

dinner table, which is covered with the the best white tablecloth that hay of bits features and has host

underneath; The hay

is

a reminder

An uneven

will be serx'ed

it

Chilling out Chris Cressman. First-year graphic design students (from left) break Jon Steele, Paris Deligiannis and Lori Goldthorp take a

from critiquing class assignments on Nov. 13.

is

After the dinner, family and guests will remain at the table until host rises.

If

someone

“When diabetes enters your life, you need someone to turn to. Call

rises

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Ghosts haunt pub and SANDHAM

By CARLA

Ever had the feeling you were a ghost? not impossible, said Patrick

Cross, a famous ghost hunter and parapsychologist from Burlington. In ity

Kitchener other-worldly activhas frequently been noted at

Homer Watson House and and in Cambridge Green Irish Pub.

Gallery

Fiddlers

at

than hers.

Homer Watson, who died in is

1936,

also suspected of lurking the halls

of the house.

He

is

said to have

been

a strong believer in ghosts and as the story goes, his deceased wife

Roxa

visited

him

several times at

house. This leads Hieblinger and others to believe Roxa is one of the six ghosts haunting the Homer the

Faith Hieblinger, director of the

house, located on

Homer Watson

or you’ll hear her groan when Watson’s work is highlighted,” she said. Hieblinger added Phoebe was known to compete with Watson’s artistry, which was more prominent art

being watched or thought you saw

It’s

Old Mill Road about

five

minutes

from the college, said she believes six ghosts inhabit the gallery.

Last year, she said a medium (a who is in contact with spir-

Watson house. No one at the gallery has had a good look, at the ghosts, but Hieblinger said their best proof is of

play pranks, such as setting off the

image the local TV staon tape while doing a feature piece on the museum. Fiddlers Green is also said to harbour the dead. The pub, which operates out of what was once Galt’s post office, is a three-storey stone building on

alarms.”

Water

person

the ghostly

and communicates between the dead and living) verified the ghosts were friendly. However, Hieblinger

tion captured

its

said one spirit "It

makes

mischievous.

is

life

challenging here

at

the gallery,” she said. “It likes to

Gallery

staff

familiar with

has

who

also

Homer Watson

become

they suspect

Phoebe Watson, the late

we know

in a passionate love affair

famous

artist

(the ghost’s) personality

“Its

similar to that of what

about Phoebe,” Hieblinger said. Phoebe, who was also an artist,

managed

the Watsons’

art collections in the

Rumour has it the spirits of the old postmaster William S. Turnbull

house and

1900s.

man“I think she is still age the house today by making appear and drift off papers trying to

shelves,” Hieblinger said. Also, during art classes at the

Hieblinger said Phoebe making her work more renowned than her brother’s. “The lights will flicker over her gallery, tries

involved

tomers have reported ghostly sightings, especially after having a few drinks.

said he has not seen any

Cohen

ghosts, but added strange

things

have happened. night as bartenders prepared

pub to open, said Cohen, a smashed on the floor, but the bartenders swore they didn’t do it. Cohen, a bit curious, replayed the incident on their video surveillance tape and witnessed the event with for the bottle

disbelief.

But Emily, who was frustrated and guilt-stricken about the ordeal, threatened to go public about their

which I think was gin or vodka, was thrown off the shelf and was twisting in midair,” he said. “You could see the

scandalous

lights reflecting off the bottle as

at the turn

Soon

of the 20th century.

affair.

after

she was reportedly

found dead hanging by a rope from the beams in the building’s clock tower. Turnbull was said to have died in his sleep of a broken heart

weeks later. Nash Cohen, owner of Fiddlers Green, said a lot of staff and cus-

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

Homer Watson House and

Faith Hieblinger, director of

Homer Watson

in

activity

has been reported. Watson

the late

Gallery,

where paranormal believed to be one of six

art studio

stands

is

ghosts haunting the house.

One

is

of the

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

Roxa Watson is believed to be haunting the Homer Watson House and Gallery.

Street.

and his mistress Emily have yet to pass on to the other side. The legend says Turnbull and Emily, a postal employee, were

sister

(a

is

1800s and early 1900s).

in the late

art gallery

“It

looked as

if

the bottle,

it

spun and then smashed on the floor.” Cohen said, without a doubt, there was nothing there or at least that he could see moving the bottle. And, that is not the only spooky

experience Cohen said encountered at the pub.

On

the

building’s

he

third

has

where the postmaster had supposedly lived, a window was repeatedly found open. Each winter, about once a month, he said he found the window wide open with snow blowing in. In an attempt to stop it he screwed the window shut, only to find it open again the next month with the screws lying on the floor.

getting rid of them.

This time, after screwing the window shut, Cohen stacked chairs up

Ghostbusters), which

against the window.

ings at each location.

A

month later, Cohen said he felt coming from the third floor and walked up the dark, winding a draft

staircase. When he reached the top, he said the window had been opened again. However, Cohen said the window has stayed shut after doing some

renovations.

Both Fiddlers Green and Homer Watson house employees said they have

floor,

learned

to

live

with

the

apparitions and have no plans of

“They’re friendly ghosts and have given us no real problems,” Cohen said, adding Fiddlers has a special shooter in

memory

of Emily.

Recently, Kitchener’s very

own

ghostbusters investigated the pub

and the gallery. The KitchenerWaterloo Paranormal Research Society four

Girly

the

(a.k.a.

is

a group of

women, confirmed

the haunt-

With the help of some

crafty gad-

Jen Kieswetter, Dana and Corrie Matthews and Nicole Dobie said they discovered a definite spiritual presence in the pub’s clock tower and in Phoebe’s bedroom at getry,

the gallery.

The girls said they have also documented paranormal activity in Woodland Cemetery, St. Andrews Cemetery and Cambridge’s Preston Springs Hotel as well as several other sites in the region.

Ghost researcher enjoys educating people By CARLA

SANDHAM

Cross, also

Who

gonna

you

call?

maybe

known

as a parapsy-

chologist and Canada’s most famous

ghost hunter, said he has been study-

Ghostbusters.

Or

ghost

His

Patrick Cross of Burlington.

researcher

ing the paranormal for years.

interest

in

ghosts

first

emerged during his childhood, at which time he claims to have lived with 12 ghosts in Rexdale, Ont. However, Cross did not see

ghosts until after he suffered a blow

temple while working in a warehouse. Since then, he said his paranormal psyche has been

most students are settling into a routine and beginning to feel a sense of familwith their classes. However, some students may feel uneasy, and wonder if they have chosen the course of study best suited to them. If you are having these thoughts, try asking yourself the following questions:

At

this point in the fall term,

Why

did you decide to

come

to college?

Are you looking

to gain qualifications for a specific career goal?

up to the expectations of parents, family or friends? Did you come to college because you weren’t sure what else to do after high school? What did you think would be interesting about the program? Try to identify what you were hoping to learn. How do your courses differ from your expectations? Are they not challenging enough, or are you lacking some prerequisite skills or knowledge to be successful? What aspects of your courses are you interested in? Are these areas to be examined in greater depth later, or are they more closely related to a different program of study? Are there other issues that may be interfering with your involvement with school? Do you spend more time thinking about your social life, your family, sports or other activities? Are you still unsure of what truly interests you, what you feel able to do and what you would find most rewarding?

Are you

living

possible for ghosts

enhanced.

Humber

College and

now

sionally helps police with

He

investigations.

iarity

it’s

objects, but not like they

do in the movies. summon up can’t “Ghosts enough energy to do bodily harm. They are dead and without body.” He said there would have to be

Cross, 40, studied police science

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move

to

at

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

Cross said

to his

film

has also

occa-

murder

several ghosts with strong spiritual

made a

energy to throw an object.

on ghosts for the channel

Space; The Imagination Station

and has been featured on several talk shows and TV programs. Cross said his main purpose in ghost research

because there paranormal.

He

is

is

to educate

“Ghosts can’t

summon up

enough energy

to

do

bodily harm.”

people

Patrick Cross,

a big interest in the

ghost researcher

defines ghosts as “the spirits

of people

who have

know they refuse ta move

died, but either

are dead yet or

don’t

on.”

He added

ghosts only stay where they feel

comfortable and most will eventu-

go through to “the other side.” However, he said spirits can

ally

become trapped

When

asked

how

to rid a place

of

way

to

ghosts. Cross said the best

do so

is

to talk to

it

like a person.

“Try to find out why it is there and what it wants,” he said, “and then simply ask it to leave and tell it its

life is over.”

Perhaps after being exposed to college and the many possibilities, you are considering another area of study. Perhaps you just don’t have enough information about the path you have chosen to be able to explore all the

for hundreds of years, especially if

Cross said in 80 per cent of the cases the ghosts leave. He added he

they died tragically. For example,

has rid Ontario of about 40.

opportunities.

he said, Catherine, the eighth wife of Henry VIII, can still be heard

today believe ghostly experiences

If you are feeling unsure, and this can certainly have an impact on your motivation to study, seek out information and help. Your faculty can be a rich source of information about their field and the variety of jobs. The Student Employment Office has information about employers and the world of work after graduation. Counsellors in Student Services can also assist with career exploration, educational choices and future goals.

Talking about these issues can help clarify you clarify your goals.

in this

and seen screaming

at

dimension

Buckingham

Castle in England.

Catherine’s

seem

shrilling

cries

Cross, ghosts are harmless. “In 85 per cent of the cases

A

Message from Student Services (Room 2B02)

may

frightening, but according to

we hurt

ourselves out of fear or by allowing

our imaginations to run wild.”

So, do you believe? are

made up

Many

people

or can be explained

through science. But Cross said everyone who is a skeptic or nonbeliever will

believe

when

they

have experienced or witnessed paranormal activity. “No one m ffie world can tell you it didn’t h|^ n when you have witnessed it.”


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Quebec

SPOKE, November

City offers a touch of

This

is

on

Want

you can

to

travel

money

arc

Old Continent?

the

to

Don’t worry; Quebec City around the corner.

is

Just

most beautiful and most North America,” said Paula Berqeron of the Quebec tourism bureau. “For visitors from North America it’s like travelling to Europe without crossing the

book.

and saw the cobblestone

Quebec

streets

and

old buildings with pointy roofs that

made me feel as if were back home. From the monumental old I

statues

the colossal

to

castle

La

Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City’s Upper Town makes you forget that you are still in Canada. That is probably why the narrow streets of Old Quebec are always packed with people. Another thing that is enjoyed by the six

who

million tourists

every

year

breathtaking

the

is

visit the city

view on the monumental St. Lawrence River and the cleanliness and neatness of the city. Oh,

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Over six million people visit Quebec monumental St. Lawrence River.

City every year to

see the European-style architecture and

When

its

others

Montmagny

the streets in the

summer and

view on the river

is

Quebec City

in

the

very nice.”

also

pubs and nightclubs where you can enjoy yourself after restaurants,

touring the town.

And because

the

Atomik and

near

Quebec

City.

“They are good clubs; they have gigs from all over the world.” If you like good home-brewed beer, you can go to La Barberie, a cosy brew pub that always offers, a selection of eight beers.

many

has

like

where you can see shows,” Mackie who lives in

unique architecture

added. “There are performers

the

city is relatively small, everything is

Arlequin, the Fourmi said Wilfrid

“The people are so nice and everybody is so friendly,” Dufour

clubs

are

Quebec City

said she likes visiting

because of and nature.

“There

close.

“There are seven or eight bars from La Barberie,” said Mackie. “It’s interesting to go there once in a while to find out what kinds they’re selling.” that sell beer

Dufour said the price of food

is

about the same as anywhere else

Quebec and Ontario, but rants in Old Quebec are more expensive.

picking out an

their

purse.

And

So what

seem

to

is

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usually

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of places

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tourist

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said Page.

heading to the same destination. After paying a $6 membership, you

Quebec

for

a

instance, tq get

Montreal

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are

residences,”

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Entertainment

— SPOKE, November 25, 2002

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Michael Moore exposes U.S. gun culture Magnum

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Moore

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for his ability to confront

CEO

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Moore

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(NRA)

In

president

Moore makes

torical facts

the audience gasp

inside Columbine High School in two where Colo., Littleton, teenagers went on a shooting rampage in 1999. The title of the film

represents the whereabouts of the just hours before they

13 people and later them-

They went bowling. Moore asks an unusual question:

selves.

If

heavy metal music and violent

video games can be blamed,

why

can’t bowling?

He interviews shock rocker Marilyn Manson, who says he wonders why the media isn’t blaming former president Bill Clinton, who was leading the Kosovo war at the time, instead of music artists. Heston attended an NRA convention in Littleton, just 10

the

Columbine

humour, Moore

days after shootings.

informing the audience

with deadly world events. Facts, such as the murder of more than

captured by surveillance cameras

killed

to

about America’s past involvement

horror with the video-footage

two shooters

addition

uses a lineup of back-to-back his-

Charleston Heston.

in

its

racism and guns.

National

confronts

to

points out

produced by the creators of the cartoon series South Park, which reenacts a comical and exaggerated version of America’s history with

huge corporations,

such as General Motor’s

He

while the murder rate has dropped 20 per cent in the U.S., media coverage of killings has increased by 60 per cent. Also included is an animation,

in fear.

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public.

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and empha-

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and producer

of

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Columbine.

for

Attempting empathy on the NRA’s part, clips of Heston announcing his gun will have to be taken “from my cold, dead hands,” appear only minutes after the audience is exposed to the Columbine footage. Amazingly, Moore is able to interview Heston (who ends up

Canada, 68 in the United Kingdom, and 39 in Japan.

walking off mid-way through the interview) and asks him why he

raised in Flint, Mich., instead tries

prove a lack of

to

thinks

so

many Americans

are

by guns every year. Heston blames it on “race mixing.”

killed

More

than

1

1

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U.S. were killed by guns in 2000 as opposed to 381 in Germany, 165 in

Despite the film’s introduction,

Moore

had registered weapons, yet Canada only had 165 seven

million

gun-related murders in 2000.

walks into a Michigan bank and receives a free gun for opening a new account, the film doesn’t concentrate on U.S.

asks, “Are

gun control policies. The 48-year-old director,

Moore

where

to

uncover

why

bom

and

gun-related murders

in the U.S. are so

high compared to

other countries who also have gun access, such as Canada. Although Canadian gun policies are much more strict, Moore says out of 10 million Canadian homes.

we

(Americans) a nation

member

of the

NRA),

says gun control policies in

U.S. are not to blame but American mentality is. He interviews a Michigan militia member

the

who

says,

by an American led coup in 1973, are flashed at the bottom of the screen.

He

of gun nuts?” Using even himself as an example (being a

3,000 Chileans by dictator Augusto Pinochet who was put into power

“If you’re not armed,

you’re not responsible,” as well as James McNichol, brother of Oklahoma City bomber Terry McNichol. After taking Moore into his bedroom to see the loaded .44

Although the film opinionated, is

its

is

very

much

comical approach

what makes the film so effective. Moore puts his words into action

he takes two surviving victims from the Columbine shootings to a nearby Kmart and asks that the store please stop selling ammunition. Whether you agree or disagree with its message, this is a film you as

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persuade you to think she does.

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he or

like

are fully capable of

thinking for yourself, so do so.

According

to

snowbladcrs (a shorter ver-

through

skiers,

sion of the twin-tip ski), and

its

sudden change in your life will force you to stop and think about your situation. Be prepared for unexpected news this week.

November

26.

snowboarding and alpine skiing, increased throughout the country by 13 per cent from Oct. I, 2000 to Sept. 30, 2001. However, the largest increase was cent of

terrain park for all three sports.

“For Conestoga College students,

we have

for-one

Dwayne

a two-

offer.”

Orth,

Chicopee Ski Club

alpine skiers and snow-

marketing manager

boarders residing in the province.

Taurus April 20

Sagittarius

May

-

20

November 22 December 21

Dwayne er at

Chicopee Ski Club,

be looking

will

idea in a results

at

an old

new way. Expect

better

with decision-making

you follow your

if

intuition.

Your

intelligence and ability to

see both sides of any situation will pay off. Good things will come if you follow your intuition.

who

got too busy for

November

Gemini May

21

28.

Capricorn December 22

June 21

-

November

Luckiest day:

25.

-

January 19

lies.

An announcement from

unresolved event from the

past could

make you

help, they'll

could take you by surprise. If a friend is acting unusual consult him or her to make sure everything

feel trapped

Consult friends for

in a situation.

make you

a peer

feel better.

is

are

now

finding

In doing so, they’re realizing

how much

they miss

but

comment on

for snowboarders,

should

be beneficial, this everyone to take advantage of all the jumps,” Orth said. it

year, for

The

“For Conestoga College students, a two-for-onc offer that runs from Monday to Thursday as soon as the hill opens, straight

we have

until

Though meteorologists arc a warmer winter,

last year’s

he won’t hinder the ski seaThe club has the ability to

.son.

it

make its own snow and will remain open regardless of the weather. However, the club is not yet open and the official season will begin Dec. 7. “We’ve got people chomping at the bit to get on the hills now,” he said. “The temperatures need to

four, intermediate

And

it.”

according to the

to ski or

tle

levels

slightly

more

popular.

ticket options.

17.9

“People have busy schedules,” he

to

“The tickets are a litmore flexible and we’re trying accommodate people the best

way we

it.

they try

said, adding,

becoming

order to

ter-

ness an increase at the club, but he

boarding as the fastest growing winter sport, but according to statistics Orth has seen, twin-tip skiing is

in

and

rain park. This year, the club is also

new

hide from

does agree with most of the tics. All, of course, but one.

council reported snow-

bit,

Orth is expecting Chicopee to have a good season and encourages people to embrace the winter, not

introducing

statis-

pre-

dicting

because he was hired in July and was not around to wit-

ski

the end of the sea-

son,” Orth said.

“The key is people have to come out and try it for the first time. Most people end up liking it after

ski club offers 12 runs, four

beginner,

four difficult, in addition to the

it.”

local figures

The

An

it

“In the past, the (terrain) park

was only open

the time, and bringing their fami-

Orth can’t

Luckiest day:

it

skied in the past and

college students

maintain good snow quality.”

attributes

outings. “I think a big part of

a.s.sisting

are strapped for cash.

drop down just a

manag-

the increase to family trips and ski

people

You

Orth, marketing

who

believes

Ontario, with 38 per

in

all

is

snowopening up

winter

in

sports, such as cross-country ski-

21

A

Luckiest day:

28.

and snowboarding arc also

boarders, Chicopee

the Canadian Ski

Council, participation

-

recorded

November

Luckiest day:

skiing

“Twin-tip skis have a bit of a lift on the back, which allows for acrobatics and more freedom in tricks and maneuvering than snowboarding,” he said. To better accommodate twin-tip

ing,

An

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-

Sagittarius!

will

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25,

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can.”

now be purchased for two- and four-hour ski times. But the club is not only accommodating the business world, they Tickets can

statistics,

per cent of Canadians,

snowboard. Participation from 2000-2001 increased by 543,000 compared to 1999-2000. With such high escalating numbers, one is led to believe that winter sports have reached a high, but as stated by Orth, there is still plenty of room for growth.

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November

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Vinyl

Audioslave creates unique

Bv JAMES DOYLE

year, but the

when What do you

get

when you

put

Chris Cornell and the remaining

members of Rage Against the Machine in a room? supergroup the get You Audioslave.

came

Audioslave

together

early last year and spent time in a Los Angeles studio writing

music and jamming. The band produced 21 tracks, with 14 of

making

those

it

onto their

self-

debut album. is the former singer of one of the most influential bands of the ’90s, Soundgarden, which he started with Kim Thayil and titled

Cornell

wind sculpture. Soundgarden sold 20 million records worldwide and broke up

named

after a

1997 after 12 years. making continued Cornell music as a solo artist and released in

a debut album in 1999 entitled. Euphoria Morning, which is described by his official Web site

Cornell

Although records have stopped being pressed in Canada, many people still buy, sell and listen to

band called it off left due to person-

al issues.

There were also business problems because both parties had

own management

their

which caused a

deals

scuffle that

was

immediately resolved when the band decided to get a third man-

agement company involved. Audioslave has

sound which

Rage fans

The

caters to old

still

as well as

and Chris Cornell first

own unique

its

Soundgarden

fans.

single, Cochise,

is

a

prime example of how the old Rage Against the Machine sound there but also shows how Cornell affects their style in the is still

bridge of the song.

Audioslave has its handful of hard thumping songs, but because of Cornell’s musical background they also have a number of slower, more emotional songs where the listener will be in shock to hear the riffs Morello is embrac-

terrain.”

song

Against the Machine exploded onto the scene with their 1992 self-titled debut album which began to change the face of

than any song by Crap, sorry, I mean Creed. Then there is a song like

Rage

rock

’n' roll.

The group was described as “one of the most original and virtuosic new rock bands in the nation ...” by Timothy White in Billboard. It broke up in 2001

feel to

it,

but

is still

creative guitar I

much

give

the unique style, creativity,

anticipated

LP

earlier

this

you

tative

from Bay Bloor Radio

Toronto, says

it

all

late

and records, not exactly

in

that

to

he has his own collection as well, which he says is “growing all the time.”

Collectors gather at record shows that are held

throughout the year.

The biggest show takes place

what you enjoy. a very personal feeling.

I

get

people in the store who love the sound of a record and I will get people who want the newest stereo

equipment for their CDs.” Bay Bloor Radio is one of the few electronics stores that sells and maintains record players. They offer a turntable clinic where cusbring in their old turntables

tomers to be serviced. Bowden says the clinic, which has been going on for three years, has been a huge success.

in

Barcelona, Spain. North America’s largest

Most

collectible

record

show

Guelph show Nov. 10. One of the most expensive albums ever sold went to a

takes place in Austin, Tex.

was host

to a

is

comes down

to

willing to pay or

album,”

says

albums are from the

rare

late ’60s. This is because there were not the major record labels that are around

’50s

valuable ture to

to

Records

today.

order!”

in

comes down

an

for

’60s when 1 was a kid and spent all my money on doughnuts, ice cream

more

become

they have a rare feaThis could be alterna-

if

it.

appear on most albums, bonus packaging

tive tracks that don’t

with the record or limited edition versions.

Diebolt says that there are a

number of

collectors

fair

the

in

Kitchener- Waterloo area, but a lot of his business is done out of town. “I will get people driving in from Toronto, Hamilton, London and the Niagtira region. I also

Japanese collector who bought a the with album Beatles “butchered baby” cover art. The album shows the four members of

have dealt with people as

butcher outfits holding a knife. John, Paul, George and Ringo are surrounded

similar to cards or coins.

by babies.

music while enjoying your hobby.

The Beatles

of

I’m not sure how Audioslave came up with the name, but a band in the UK was already using it, so Rage and Cornell had to pay them $30,000 US to share the name. Audioslave was originally ly

will argue that

accept Diebolt.

Diebolt not only sells records, but

can get a better sound on vinyl, but Richard Bowden, a sales represen-

all

not be happy doing anything else but this. "My love originated in the

like the- vintage appeal.

Record lovers

$100,000. “It what a person

in

away

as

England,

far

and

Italy

Korea.” Collecting records

is

a hobby,

The fun

part

of an extensive record collection that

you can

listen

to

is

a variety of

riffs.

don’t want to give too

records worldwide.

planning the release of this high-

used records, as well as new and used CDs. Diebolt says he would

the

Hypnotize, which is something totally new. It has almost a dance-type drum beat to it which is mixed with Morello’s

decided to pursue a solo career. Rage sold more than 15 million

Zach De La Rocha

is their kids

owner of X-Disc-C Records in Kitchener, a music store that sells

the

The cover was pulled from

shelves but the few that were already sold became instant colOne copy sold for lectibles.

better

album away, but I will say, buy it, don’t download it!!! Overall, if I had to give the album a score out of five, I would

after singer

who

though, are useless without a record. This is where Kevin Diebolt comes in. Diebolt is

ing this time around.

An example of such a song is. I am the Highway, which has a pop

new realm of

Records are popular today with two crowds. The first crowd is baby boomers who still have their old record collections from their

“It’s

more experimental and emotional

as "a rebirth into a

them.

youth and the second

and spinning

alive Turntables

The '60s may be over, but vinyl records have not gone out of style.

new sound By SAM ON DRIAS

still

WMMmmi

the

it

four and a half because of

and

time and effort put into making the record. In case you are wondering what Zach De La Rocha is up to, he was in Nothing Studio with Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails recording some tracks for his solo

(Photo by

Although

vinyl

records are no longer produced

in

Canada, the old

albums are

still

album.

When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Where: For (Internet photo)

Audioslave’s self-titled debut album has a mix of hard metal songs as well as a few slower, more emotional songs.

IDO

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

James

popular.

Doyle)


News

Bond

Bond defeated him and saved world,

After 40 years and 20 films,

man

the

people

of

millions across

that continues to

the

to

who draw

theatres

world? Bond, James

Bond. This past Friday^ the 20th James

Bond movie opened, following

the

40th anniversary of the franchise this

October. stars

Pierce

Brosnan, has secret agent 007 chas-

new

villain

around the world.

Halle Berry and

Madonna co-star who is playing

ing a

alongside Brosnan,

Bond

for the fourth time.

The 49-

year-old actor has played the action

hero since 1995, when the film GoldenEye opened. World famous writer Ian Fleming created James Bond, the most well-

known

fictional

time. But

it

character of

that starred in the first

some may

as

all

wasn't Sean Connery

Bond movie,

think. In 1954, a tele-

was made and Barry Nelson played CIA agent Jimmy Bond. The film was called Casino Roy ale, and Woody Allen eventually stan'ed in a spoof version about vision version

the

Bond

years

series of the

same

title

later.

movie that reached theatres. Dr. No, was released in 1962 and starred Connery as Bond. He was just 32-years-old and the movie featured few special effects, and had a lack of Bond gadgetry. But, the movie had several stunts, showing Bond chasing his first bad guy, the evil Dr. No. Of course. But the

first

beginning the series

would expand over

the

the that

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40

They included. Live And The Man With The Golden Gun, The Sp‘y Who Loved Me, franchi.se.

Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only,

Even though producers of the film wanted to cast Cary Grant as Bond, Connery eventually got the part. Flemming wanted to cast Moore, but he was busy filming The Saint. He felt Connery was

Octopussy, Never Say Never, and

unrefined

for

Flemming would never

the

role.

see

Moore

Bond, because he died in 1964. Moore finally put on the suit to play 007 in 1973. Connery would play Bond until 1967, starring in From Russia With Love, Goldfmger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice. In 1969, George Lazenby took on the role as Bond, when Connery prematurely retired from playing the role. The film was called On Her Majesty’s Secret, and went on to become a major Hop at the box office. This would be his only role as Bond, because Connery replaced him in the 1971 film. Diamonds Are play

The

film would mark his last role Bond, because it was handed over to Roger Moore in 1973. “It was the shift into all that highas

stuff that

series,”

on

Web

his

“1

put

Connery

Calgary Sun

in

“It basically

me said

off

the

to

the

2001.

said in an interview

hastened

my

depar-

regret that

heroes are always depicted- with

guns and

I

hate guns.”

Timothy Dalton portrayed Bond in the next two films in the series, in 1987 and 1989. They were titled. The Living Daylights, and License to Kill. The series had been in a serious slump and Dalton managed to widen its appeal to a new generation of fans. However, Dalton wasn’t the producers’

first

choice to takeover from where

Moore

left off.

They wanted Pierce

Brosnan, but he was busy working

on the television

sejies

Remington

Steele.

The

production

quit

series

almost six years,

until 1995,

for

when

Brosnan stepped

into the

Bond

GoldenEye. The

in the film

to

become

role

as (Internet photo)

the high-

est-grossing film in the history of

the

franchise

and

would

make “When

Brosnan an even bigger star. the camera begins to roll and you’re pretending to be Bond, it’s great,” Brosnan said during an Internet interview in 1997. “I’m 007 and I’m getting paid to do this.” Brosnan did two Bond movies. Tomorrow Never Dies in 1997, and

from the series, because I’m not good with that stuff.” Roger Moore played Bond for the next decade until 1985, after he

After the success of

starred in the next eight films in the

films,

ture

A

don’t regret those

site. “I just

movie went on

Forever.

tech

View To Kill. days,” Moore

The World

Is

Not Enough all

in 1999.

three

Brosnan decided

to

Bond take

From the Sanctuary

Die Another Day, the 20th Nov. 22.

The

film stars

film in

the

James Bond

series,

opened

Pierce Brosnan and Oscar-winner Halle

Berry.

some time

off before filming his

been a very hectic four years since GoldenEye and I want to give it some space before the next one,” he said in an interview to Online in 1999. So in late 2001, production began on Die Another Day, Brosnan’s fourth film playing Bond, alongside actress next one.

“It’s

EW

Halle Berry.

But what does the future hold for James Bond after one television movie, 21 films, and more than 40 years of adventure and beautiful

women? “The producers have asked me

come back and

been accepted,” Brosnan told Daily Variety. “I think the series has the mileage to go another 20 years.”

SIGNS OF STROKE

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Students The CSI talked about being generous and helping students at Thanksgiving. gave what they could but more is always needed. here and But because Thanksgiving has already passed and Christmas wUl soon be so yourself of giving gone, it cannot be stressed enough about the importance of deed. amazing you've done an freely. And when they leave, smUe because by giving, t stop giving. don staff and students if year aU It can be Christmas

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— SPOKE, November

Page 16

25,

Sports

2002

Super Bowl teams are unpredictable Watching

Bay Green the Minnesota

the

quiet ones of the bunch.

made a great decision in obtaining Drew Bledsoe in the

'Vick is a

off-season.

The Atlanta Falcons

HORTON

Bv NICK

Packers lose to Vikings Nov. 17 in Week 11 shows the never-ending unpre-

the

are

Michael young phenomenal quarterback with tremendous upside,

is

is proving it this year. Atlanta has met the New Orleans Saints twice this year and beat them both times. It takes one hell of a football club to beat a team of such

in time.

stature as the Saints twice in a season. Look for Atlanta in the

NFL.

dictability of the

who

This being said, predicting

going to win the Super Bowl is just about impossible at this point

Even with only

NFL

the

in

who

to

left

make

deep

it

into the playoffs is quite the task.

But never the

no task

less,

ever

is

championship game. In the AFC, a Super Bowl clinch

is

just as complicated.

The

defending champions, the

Super

Bowl

New England

be lucky to make it into the playoffs, especially with Miami and Buffalo to contend Patriots, will

too large. Let’s start with arguably the best team in football right now, the

Green Bay Packers. Going into Week 11, the Packers had won Their seven games in a row. defence has been impeccable throughout the seven games, and their offence, led by veteran Brett Favre, can pick apart the bdst defences

NFC

predicting

season,

on track

is

weeks

three

and

with. Quarterback

Tom Brady

is

struggling under pressure this season and isn’t showing the youqg,

poised athleticism seen leading his team

to

last

year

Buffalo

49ers in overtime. Brees threw for a career-high 336 yards in the win

champi-

wins

onships.

Buffalo makes it to the playbe hard pressed to make it past the first round. The Miami Dolphins are look-

and is showing the world the business. mean Chargers However, San Diego still has a lot

They won convincingly against Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11 and

Look for them to be in the AFC championship game next year. The Oakland Raiders and San

If

offs, they will

“Predicting

who

is

going

win the Super Bowl just about impossible

to is

at this point in time.”

to Hearn.

ing good.

against Buffalo, the

Francisco 49ers are both great teams with great quarterbacks.

Bledsoe has already passed for more than 3,000 yards in only 10 games. He made an instant connection with wide receiver Eric Moulds and uses every eligible receiver on the team as a weapon.

Dolphins look to be shaping into a true Super Bowl contender. San Diego finally has a decent team in town. The football Chargers have been turning heads

The key for these two teams will be play calling and turnovers. Both have the potential to be Super Bowl champions and have something to prove, the Raiders

Running back Travis Henry has finally shown he belongs in the NEL by putting up decent numbers and number 2 wide receiver Peerless Price is racking up the

Quarterback Drew Brees and LaDainian back running Tomlinson are the catalysts of the team and are grasping every

with

all

1

season with their young team.

their

defence,

and everyone

.

maybe more so. This is a make

or break season aging Raiders. If they don’t win the Super Bowl this year, it might be awhile before

ics in

Week

1 1

The Super Bowl

their crit-

they are for real by

year in

this

San Francisco

rallying to beat the

the

for

they do.

The Chargers showed

The question Tmark with Buffalo

to

opportunity that arises.

yards.

is

expected

Fiedler

Jay

return Dec.

Super Bowl

glory.

defence

knows

Feb.

New

will take place

Orleans, La. on

3.

in the league.

Favre, the obvious catalyst of the team, has started 166 consecutive

games and doesn’t seem

be

to

letting up.

Packers’ 31-21 loss to the Vikings is inconsequential and won’t affect the task at hand. They can clinch the NFC North

Week 12 against the The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. with a win in

Packers will go as far as Favre will take them. Speaking of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, now here is a team with potential. Unfortunately, potential doesn’t win playoff games or the Super Bowl. They have two things going against them, their inability to adapt to playing in sub-zero tem-

and

peratures

their

inconsistent

offence.

No one expects Tampa to put up 38 points like they did against the Vikings in Week nine, but that is also Tampa’s strength, unpreLook

dictability.

Buccaneers

in the

the

for

second round of

the playoffs.

Continuing

NFC,

the

in

Philadelphia Eagles future

the

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is

i

looking

good

at

all.

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