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College student’s

Through the eyes of the

identity stolen

Bill

Many cases identity theft

until

too

late.

20,

man

ice

the person behind

is

Victoria Park’s ice rinks.

go

unnoticed it’s

Monday, January

of

Gallagher

The long arm

of the law Conestogas security team is concerned with more than just safety at the college.

2003

— No. 3

34th Year

Massive expansion in the works By TORI SU TTON

Announcements regarding

distri-

bution

Officials

are

at

waiting

Conestoga College word from city

for

council and the provincial government regarding funding to help deal with the double cohort.

At

the Jan.

13 college council President John Tibbits and Kevin Mullan, vice-president of finance and administrative oper-

meeting.

Fun during this

warm sand and

bright

sun

in

Florida

is

resist

By CARRIE HOTO

Loose Change Louie’s, a bar Waterloo,

is

known

in

for hosting a

popular post-New Year’s party to

nights planned. There

music, dancing and drinks; all captured on free disposable cameras.

welcome students back from the

left

holiday.

two

was a night

full

However, at the expose yourselfthemed pub night in the Sanctuary, only 20 students showed up to join

“All

I

ask

is

that the students

have

in the excitement.

bar will get better. We’ve listened to every single concern and we have certain agree-

The idea behind the expose yourself pub was for students to go to

ments with companies until May,” said Andruszkiewicz. “Once May

and receive disposable cameras, care of Conestoga

hits we’ll

Students Incorporated (CSI). The

a nightclub bar.”

the Sanctuary

CSI

then collected the cameras to

develop the pictures. The snapshots were posted in the Sanctuary for students to go look at and take the pictures they wanted. This

was

all

provided free to students. So. where was everybody?

faith that the

bar

start re-evaluating.

never meant to be

we have was

The students in attendance and some of the staff agreed that there needs to be a wider array of beer

“Get a better selection of alcohol. Nobody likes Brick beer,” said Vik Sandhi, a security guard

“More people need Brick

Andruszkiewicz. events co-ordina-

accounting student.

Boehmer,

second-year

a

Andruszkiewicz said is

pub.

isn’t exactly the best.” said

Cliff

tor.

at the

be here and

to

waiting until

all

that the

CSI

contracts are up

which has been eliminated by buying beer tickets, and having more places to purchase alcohol in

before changing anything within

the Sanctuary.

top to

drinks,

Another reason why may have been missing was. “They’re all at Louie's," said students

Shannon

Clarke,

accounting student.

a

first-year

“We know what we have we want to do a bottom on how we do our

the pub. to

change. Overall,

pub

nights,”

he

said,

adding,

“Starting with inventory and product. Our students have requested a

change

and

we

are

going

respond to that accordingly.”

to

one pub

March and two in April. The January pub should be one to remember. The theme of the pub is the Traffic Light. The CSI will be in

handing out coloured

leis;

a red

lei

means off limits, a yellow lei means proceed with caution and a green lei means go ahead. The pub will

be on

CSI

will be get-

head off to Daytona spring break with

Beach for Breakaway Tours. honour of

March

17. the

St. Patrick's

Day on

CSI has two days

planned to celebrate the Irish event.

The first night March 13, which

will

be held on

will

be a salute to

green beer, and the second date will be on March 17, and that will be a salute to Bailey's and Guinness.

Both events

will

be held

in

the

Sanctuary. “If the students

support the

come back and

student

union

we'll

give them what they want,” said

Andruszkiewicz.

“The students might not see the changes

this year, but they'll see

it

night city staff told councillors

it

to clamp-down oh capital spending after examining a $52-

was time million

from the

bill

three

last

years.

However, Tibbits said he was optimistic about the proposal and

down

in

But the Doon campus is not the only Conestoga property in need of renovation. Tentative plans to

Tibbits told the councillors the

expand the Guelph campus are cur-

down

rapid demographic growth of our area and the college’s new degree programs will be putting even more of a strain on the school. In order to keep with the times,

rently in the works.

Tibbits said the college plans to

is

expand if_they receive newly allotted government Superbuild money to create another wing at the Doon

centre could be built in addition to the pre-existing building. $elling

campus. The provincial government has invested $10 billion into

not net

the Superbuild project, giving coluniversities,

leges.

create

hospitals

and

new

buildings and impro\e

“We're thinking of building something around the same scale as the new wing (E-Wing),” said Tibbits.

Original plans to scrap the cam-

pus on Speedvale Avenue completely and start fresh have been reevaluated. Instead, brainstorming

underway

“We're also thinking of

some renovations around

the

to

determine

we were George Brown

"If

in downtown Toronto.' maybe we would get enough money through a sale." he said.

College

building

is

get 53 million

is

much time

not leave

to

finalize

College administration was only informed ideas

in

the

for

December

round

project.

there

was another

of Superbuild funding avail-

able.

The college expects to spend about $10 million on new additions to the Doon campus, using $4 mil-

own money,

lion of

The college

money

its

to

will also

Tibbits said. tr\'

to raise

help offset the cost.

our

The college is not planning on using $uperbuild funds to pay for the project.

"The best bet for $uperbuild is to grow here (Doon cam-

pus).” said Tibbits.

posal

if

sold."

areas.”

due Jan. 27, which does

new

said Tibbits.

funds

college's Superbuild pro-

a

would probably enough money to rebuild,

school to deal with inconvenient

The

if

the old building

"We might

infrastmcture.

here and now we need them dents) to be patient with us.”

share of regional Superbuild funds. The new area would be used to upgrade existing workers and train new ones. The proposal came on the same

that the city has not turned

next year.” he said, adding. “In the (stu-

ing

centre

Doon campus, possibly takthe money out of the city’s

the plan yet.

municipal governments grants to

Jan. 23.

ting ready to

In

choices.

is

8, 000-square- foot training

sand are expected in 2005 and 10,000 in 2006, while the num2007.

January, one in February,

In February, the

“Because of the issues with the first two pubs, 1 think the students Jody said still upset,” are

Issues included long lines to get

The

in

1

flood the schools. Sixteen thou-

bers will start trickling

With only four months left of school, the CSI has seven more pub

of fun with

It

are expected to

city

before council in early November. Appearing as a delegation at the meeting, Tibbits asked council to kick in cash to help build an

$6. 7-million

2004 when 21,000

Beer taps still flowing slowly at pub nights but fun times are ahead

from Kitchener

council within a month regarding a $1 -million proposal he brought

sidering to help deal with the influx of students graduating under the

the first year of the double cohort will be the worst, Mullan quoted numbers from the province saying only 6,900 more students will be coming to Ontario’s colleges as a result of the larger than usual graduating class next year. The biggest rush will be September

the sun

in

almost too much for students to cold and snowy time of year. For story and photos turn to page 10.

allure of the

well. Tibbits is expecting to

at the

Although many people assume

The

As

hear back

ations, outlined potential building projects the college has been con-

double cohort.

(Photo by Denis Langlois)

of Superbuild funds are expected in mid-March.

The matter will be brought before Guelph city council on

As well, Tibbits may have the opportunity

said he

Jan. 20.

to pres-

ent his proposal to a high-ranking

provincial

official,

something

which could help the cause. “The project will only be cessful port

if

we

from the

can gain a city, local

lot

suc-

of sup-

businesses

and officials." said Tibbits. “We need to grow to meet the needs of our community and our community is grow ing."


awareness encourages security of

Head

they’re at Conestoga. support service of “I see us as a process here," he the academic a safe envimaintain help said, “to ronment for our students.

By JULIANNA KERR is conConestoga’s security team just safety. cerned with more than

Head of

A1

security .services

much

nature.

love the stu-

dents." In

head more than four years as been has Hunter security.

He

the

key

is

treating

campus

with

whether

said,

relationcan’t just develop

"you have

to

have them

he

to

tor.

arm of Conestoga s there. Hunter end law to management teaches classroom doesn’t

new said.

the

.

of can have a different point respect have you as

view as long and communication." teams Hunter said his security be the always will concern primary staff of students, faculty and safety

on campus. in their “People need to feel safe they when especially environment, in the on going what’s at look .

world today. “It's important

to

well.” he added, “to

know

parents

as

that their

in a safe sons and daughters are environment.” help Hunter and his staff want to while wnue students iiudenls focus on education

o'JdTlmlgbt wfare

fmfauS”

“We

emergency preparedness and

with difficult strategies for dealing

do not happen

Typically, under cover of darkness. between 11 a.m. and

they happen

Hunter encourages students, report to secufaculty and staff to that something rity if they see

He makes them uncomfortable. necessarily said although it isn’t to solve probresponsibility their of the collems, they are members therefore is it and lege community responsibility to report prob-

situations.”

team Hunter said a good security communication good have has to clients with its most important the students. rela“You must have the sort of comare people tionship where We probfortable coming to you. student more handle ably

inquiries than

anyone else

in the

college.”

a great Security services offers online for the deal of information

The pages can from Conestoga’s at page

college community.

be

linked

to

home

their

www.conestogac.on.ca. The

lems.

issues as features details about such

“If

it

alarm, turns out to be a false

“We would rathei so be it,” he said. false alarms hundred respond to a thing. real the miss than a security In Hunter’s opinion, integral part of an be should team any uu:y

college cv.

Sy^5“bose Tho^

antipersonal safety, Conestoga’s of standards and policy violence

social conduct. is

services

Security

located

by Julianna Kerr)

Head

Al of security services

safe on campus. everyorte several college boards.

Hunter does much more Ita" on He also guest lectures and s,ts

inside

Door 4 and

can be reached

security staff

at ext.

3357.

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*

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#

Jr.

"

Powerful words spoken by a man by Ihousands of people.

idolized

site

.15 s birthday Martin Luther King

community. Security

^

U.S. celebrates B y MICHELLE TAYLOR

he a three-hour workshop, procetalk about college

dures,

vehicle-related theft, vehicle or is theft from a

these things

“And

full-time faculty.

“It’s

is it

the long

And

2:30 p.m."

time.

“You

all

facilitates

also

program Walksafe by

co-ordinaworking with a student

itself. theft of the vehicle

when you need them,

ships

the escort

is

day.

a

hours

services

Security

realize

respect.

“You

isn’t

believes

others

the residence. and outside

Doon campus

24

monitored

everything

at

also patrol inside

buildings.

all

he said. gency phones on campus," should ° everyone that He added crime on that the number 1

of serious involved in almost every He said in all case of misconduct. never had a stuthat time he has dent talk back to him.

They

say that students should ignore their surroundings. safe "Although we have a very have a campns. they still need to awareness about certain level of of emerlocations the like things

That

,

it s he said, the energy and people assisting 1

with management

place."

supportive."

level is really high.

Conestoga work closely

at

staff

“'We do pretty are in we can to ensure that things

about his Hunter said the best thing positive a of is it of job is that most 'it's

News'

— SPOKE, January 20, 2003

Page 2

''

Ivr

off'cb"'

ever'y'ylar is

'fi

de“gnld

as a federal holiday

and work of Dr. King. Today, schools, federal offices, across post offices and banks to celorder in closed are America ebrate.

King was

bom

in Atlanta, Ga., in

He became known

as a great

moveleader during the civil rights without equality sought who ment the need for violence.

man he preached

As

a clergy-

to his followers

and it was his unmistakable voice and motivating speeches that caprights tured the spirit of the civil

movement. It was his famous I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 23, 1963,

for

which

many people

Finally,

a

Jan. 20, 1986, almost

on

after

20 years

According to a Martin Luther King Web site, in his lifetime King wrote several books expressing the need for equality, he founded the Leadership

Southern Conference and he received the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in attempting to bring

about social, political and economthrough nonic equality for blacks

Conyers proposal,

many people celebrated the first Day. official Martin Luther King Jr. and origins holiday to a According traditions

Web

site, it is

the only

an

commemorating

holiday African-American.

Many

celebrations will take place

vigils today. There are candlelight across the U.S. and many college to classes are shortened. According

Marine Corps News, every year the Department of Defense recognizes the anniversary and encourages an military installations to provide appropriate

remember him.

Christian

become

national holiday.

life

1929.

to

birthday

King’s

honouring the

observance..

The

marine corps base in Quantico, Va., with ‘celebrates this day every year symbolic a and service memorial a ringing of the Liberty Bell. On this day, people are asked to

day off.” honour the by servlife and work of Dr. King are ing their community. There

view

it

as a “day on. not a

Many Americans

Web

sites

will

devoted to helping peohow they can serve the

great violent means. Tragically, this

ple find out

when leader met an untimely death he was assassinated on April 4,

community. Although Canada does not have an official holiday recognizing

1968, in Memphis, Tenn.

Times Web site, only four days after King was assassinated John Conyers, a According

to

The

Seattle

Republican, submitted the first legbirthday islation proposing King’s California 1970, In holiday. as a the first state to pass legislation

was making King’s birthday a school holiday. In 1983, President Ronald

Reagan

signed

legislation

for

King’s life, there’s nothing stopping those who wish to celebrate. People can help out at youth cenexample. tres or soup kitchens, for

Even recognizing those

in

need or

helping out your neighbour or

fel-

enough to celeKing said himAs brate his dream. be great, self, “Everybody can

low classmate

is

because everybody can serve.


News

SPOKE, January

20,

2003

— Page 3

Cellphone fraud can happen to you By TORI SUTTON

Hamburg

to

Initially,

Wc

have

seen the slick, hig-

all

Hollywood

huclgel

We

watched Sandra Bullock battle guys who stole her identity the Net and saw Arnold

the bad in

Schwarzenegger identity

after being

ihel't

And

the Sixth Day.

to

cloned

in

while the silver

sci-een's interpretation

may seem

victim

fall

of the issue

thought the companies had merely mistaken her for someone

else.

Identity

involves stealing

theft

work

the service

industry

clerical errors

can hap-

in

know

I

she said.

pen,

enough

to

thought

I

them

call

right

away, but

.

Upon

Wade

calling Bell Mobility,

discovered it was more than just a computer error on the bill. A customer .service representative immediately took

es.

Criminals often use other peoinformation, specifically government-issued ID, to estab-

to

ple’s

ment; Her next call to Telus confirmed her worst fear - someone

lish

credit

for

themselves,

use

her information

pass on to their fraud depart-

had

up cellphones using her

set

appliances,

present

the

cellphone, offers users convenience and simplicity in

connecting with business

partners,

With

heightened

suspicions,

contacted the Waterloo Regional police to inform them of the identity theft.

To her

were not

the police

surprise,

interested.

friends and family. However, some people are taking advantage of user-friendly cellphone systems to connect phones

resolve the situation and they did not involve themselves in matters

other people’s names. 'This known as subscriber fraud.

According to Olaf Heinzel of the Waterloo Regional police, he has

in

Not only

is

the unsuspecting

it

victim’s

name

nished,

unpaid

is

that

and

can be

tar-

unreported

fraudulent cellphone bills can put a serious mark on the victim’s credit record.

According to a recent document published by the U.S. General Accounting Office, many cases of identity theft go unnoticed and do not surface until there is a problematic situation, often

approval.

it

Some

up

victims

to

involving cred-

cases have taken

175

and

hours

$10,000 US to resolve. third-year a Wade, Tannis Conestoga College journalism student, never thought such a thing

mine,” said Wade.

not heard of

many

cases of cell-

phone fraud where the police were involved. “If the cellphone to

S.l.N.

if

it

is

really

is

The company also offers Internet which requires the same personal information as tele-

we

us,

will

company comes

investigate,”

said

Heinzel. “It must be handled by the cellphone company if

who

the user

phone

activation.

Wade

thinks her inlormalion was most likely taken from official forms she filled out at her place of employment or her apartment lease. Currently, Bell Mobility has confirmed the phone was fraudulent and cleared the bills in Wade’s name. However, she is still wailing

for a response from Telus, who has disconnected the phone but has not settled her account.

Despite Wade’s case, some working in the cell phone industry say

some

first it

is

calls us.”

Like most modem day amenities, cellphone companies offer clients multiple methods for connection of a new phone, including Internet

and telephone activation. “I wasn’t sure how this could happen, so out of curiosity I asked the companies what sort of infor-

not as easy to

is

it

someone

in

hook up

else’s

name

think depending on the

a as

com-

pany’s policies. “In terms of fraud,

someone

it’s

extremely

phone hooked up

difficult to get a in

“They pretty much told me it was up to the cellphone company to

like

and

determine

the person.”

phone

Wade

One of our most popular day

down

personal information.

accounts and a variety of other crimes.

1

was only calling to tell had received the wrong

1

bill.”

was concerned

“I

someone’s personal information and using it tor fraudulent purpos-

existing credit cards, access bank

licence to

registration,

“I

and

futuristic, identity theft

a reality.

is

driver’s

enough

aiul

lllms wilh high-

lech plots based on ideiility (hell.

Hawaii.

Wade was confused

else’s

name

who also did not want his last name used, of Wireless Wave. Wireless Wave sells cellphones a

variety

of

companies, including Fido, Bell Mobility and Rogers AT&T. Unlike other companies, Wireless

Wave

activates all

phones at their booth in Fairview Park Mall and does not encourage customers using their

up a

home

someone

here,” said

Gord,

from

(Photo by Tori Sutton)

Tannis Wade, 21, holds two of the phone

telephone to hook

cell.

“All our customers have working cellphones when they leave here,” said Gord. “It helps control fraudulent cases and ensures the phone works.” Additionally, Wireless Wave’s

checks identification themand must be shown at least one piece of photo ID before connecting a customer’s phone.

staff

selves,

still

set up two fraudulent cellphones

went

to

went to the AT&T store and manager what was happening,” Ladano said. “They believed my story and I was not charged for the calls. I believe this was a real problem at the time.” Although he was not charged for the calls, new mysterious charges appeared on his cellphone bill for two more months. After that, his cellphone number was changed and no more fraudulent calls were made. Ladano’s experience did not make him lose trust in cellphone

Wade

companies, but

ing

decade.

hasn’t contacted

days before Christmas. “I went to pick up old mail and there were two large envelopes

or photocopy of any identification.

from Bell Mobility and Telus,” said Wade, 21. “My dad was joking around about them being phone bills but 1 only had a pre-paid cellphone so I don’t usually get bills. It wasn’t until we opened them we discovered they really were bills

Insurance

for cellphones that weren’t mine.”

give her last name, said the system

two bills Wade more than $1,500 for calls placed all over Canada and the U.S. Although the bills were for

her

different phones, both statements

Number in order to run check when setting up

Together,

opened

the

totaled

showed calls being made to the same phone numbers from New

New

Number

is

programmed

was

“Bell Mobility cient at getting

my

back

and effime and eas-

fast

to

concerns, but Telus

sure what

is

still

me

and I’m not going on with my

Wade

planning to contact U.S. -based company that specializes in secure global is

with the factory-set electronic serial number of a legitimate phone.

Equifax,

a

consumer

commerce

and fraudulent phones have the same presets and cellular networks

representative

are unable to distinguish the differ-

finance and credit, to make sure her credit history is clear. Even if her credit is fine, Wade may face even more paperwork next time she makes an application. “Once I contact Equifax and let them know what’s going on, they may implement more secu-

lost

Telus

phone,

who

Cassandra,

require

address,

licence

wallet.”

did not want to

company uses

“We

my

is efficient.

name,

person’s

a

phone number, driver’s and Social Insurance a credit a

new

phone,” Cassandra said. “Usually

ence between the phones. All

calls

are then directed to the bill of the

owner of the original phone. Donald Ladano was a victim of cloning fraud a decade ago. The Kitchener

69-year-old

man

received bills with charges from

phone that

calls to

Poland and Maine

identity theft: *CaiTy only the ID and cards you need at any given time. *Sign all new credit cards immediately with permanent ink.

^Oo not malce Intemet purchases from unsecured sites. *Avoid writing your PIN number, S.l.N. or passcode on any of your credit cards or on anything you plan to throw out. *While making a purchase, keep your eye on the cashier, especially when a card is being

^

and

rity features

within a reasonable time, contact the issuer.

*Have someone you

name and major

vacation.

*Do

not cany' your S.l.N. in

your wallet. *Don’t give out personal or account info to anyone without verifying their identity.

*Create passwords and codes that are not ob\ ious.

*Destroy

all

tising.

special

Team

stands

on

for

Group

an organization that

will meet approximately every two weeks to discuss events and ass’st in promotional endeavours.

to

new

ideas.

Mielke.

Jay

and contributing

events

activities at

which

is

promotion, organization of

looking

for.

STOGA

allow students to contribute their own viewpoint on entertainment topics such as bar events, adver-

vice-president

of

CSI. says the idea was

inspired by a conference he attend-

ed

in

which another

.school

used an

“activities club” to help with their

events

and promotions.

“I

think

could work very well here at Conestoga.” he said in an e-mail. this

“STOGA make

it

over your shoulder at an .ATM. *Check your personal credit

credit card infor-

file periodically.

credit file, like

who want

designed as a club to

is

of fun for the students

lots

to get involved while at

same time gain valuable experience and meet new people.” If you are interested in joining STOGA or would just like to see what all the fuss is about, there will be an introductory meeting on the

Thurs..

16

Jan.

at

4:30 p.m.

in

For more Jay Mielke via

e-mail

“When diabetes

enters your

you need someone

information,

contact

748-5131 ext. 25 or at csivpsa@conesto-

at

to turn to. Call

Carol Seto. dietitian

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CANADIENHE

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www.diabetes.ca

gac.on.ca.

life,

the Canadian Diabetes Association

CALL 1-800-BANTING

Room IB 25.

carbon copies.

*Never leave your receipt behind after making a purchase. *Beware of people looking

mation.”

he did not make.

trust col-

your mail while you are on

mother's maiden

my

on

my

asking for

you have applied for a new credit card and it does not arrive *If

lect

credit,” she said.

After cloning, both the legitimate

other

is

process where

a

’90s,

the

in

cloned cellphone

is

And although it does not seem to take much information to set up a

though I’ve never

designed to consider students’ perspective might be what you’re

Activities,

birth

(S.I.N.),

date and former street address even

The purpose of

Have you ever wanted to have your say about the kinds of activities and events that go on at Conestoga College? A new club

Student

number. Social

licence

driver’s

Equifax’s tips heip prevent

club lets students get involved

By HALLEY McPOLIN

STOGA,

my

Essentially they had found out

be cleared.

processed.

industry has seen within the last

a

said she

weary of some services

definitely

Wade

Cellphone cloning scams peaked

in

she received when her name. She is

“I

could happen to her until she stopped by her father’s house a few

out they didn’t require a hard copy

cellphone

his

told the

mation you needed to hook up a cellphone over the telephone,” to find

to

provider’s store for assistance.

now.

was surprised

bill

Initially angry and fearful he would have to pay for the $600 phone calls,

Using others’ identities to hook up phones is not the only fraudulent activity the cellular phone

said. “I

one phone

waiting for

Ladano

bills


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^

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also said he

by

the information that has citizens who have registered

would destroy

been gathered so far on those guns through the system. j -.u registered with the Nearly two million Canadians have

system from the beginning.

controversial

program becomes even more so when

people have to dig deeper expected just to pay for it.

into their pockets than they

so concerned about public through the possession safety and the prevention of crime the more diligent of firearms, than it should have been a program the make to needed way it handled the funds If the federal

government

is

m

success

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way to get the program thrown money and make it cost more than

best

age the

out

sure

way

to

make

us reject the feasibility

misman-

speculated.

thing Canadians love to complain about of the springing an unexpected rise in the cost

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taxes and

program is a of a program we

begin with. audit are expected by the independent an of results The end of the month.

were divided on

time

at this

my

ting at the side of

I

was

father's

time.

deathbed watching him slowly

estly say

Marc Hulet

can hon-

thing to deal with and

I

one. But

Opinion

can also say that the as horrible and

I

experience

painful as

it

was

my

for

myself and

family

—has taught

a lot about life. I've had a lot of time to think father was sick for 10 about it.

My

woken-up-abruptly haze, my stomach sank. I just knew.

many

voice was strained and cracking. "It's time," she said, trying to maintain her composure.

filled with a

London

at the hospital

father. I

was

from a strong, father to a pital

reliable

man who

and loving

"I'll

bed 20 hours a day and could

say.

well as one can

dren on a "good day."

for

Then came the morning I phone call from my sister. Remembering it still brings to

my

eyes.

He

stroke while

ing

suffered a

my

him dinner

doing well. seeing

him

all silently

And

tears

I

hoping

it

if

we were

me

prepared for the

I still

call. It

for this

sister said.

my

raspy.

It

all

life,

who And

wasn't

was a

I

"Maybe

I

His

sounded as

me

and taught

me

so

I

had another 10 years lot

of pain, frustration

who

can't say that.

a lot of children

mommy

up without a

There are

who had

to

grow

or a daddy

-

So when I'm feeling sad, I like I to remind myself about that. And like to remember all the wonderful moments we had as a family and the great times we had - just the two of us. I hope this

story serves as a

reminder about what's important in life.

the effort

Too

often

we

get busy with

everyday distractions and we don't spend the time that we should with

I'll

man who gave who protected me and

those

told the

I

had 14

and sadness. But my mother still had her husband and my sister and I still had our dad. There are a lot of people out

body-even with the

loved me, that

I

or worse, without both.

moment

father's ear.

each breath took

Then

would end

soon. that,

aid of a breathing machine. never forget that sound.

to

But despite

my

left in his frail

t

10 years of

think

else to

time.

receiver up to breathing was

long-term

after

in pain

I

you should say... goodbye... in case you don't make it in time." the I agreed and she placed

sriaall

care facility a couple of weeks before and we all knew he wasn

some

"Wait,"

mother was feed-

at the

can,"

There wasn't We had been preparing— as

only recognize his wife and chilgot the

I

because

things.

there

much

replied.

lay in a hos-

my

with

in Kitchener.

be there as soon as

I

yard with

sister's

multiple sclerosis.

watched him go

I

backfishing, played catch in the

Then

My mother and sister were in

I

when

I feel.

had a father who took me

years

years before finally succumbing to

In that time,

them how lucky

Sunday morning around 8 a.m. and I was jolted out of a deep justsleep. Even in my fuzzy,

My

said goodbye.

years with a wonderful dad who always had time for me. For 14

certainly

wouldn't wish the pain of watchanying someone you love die on

I

of people

lot

feel lucky

I

hasn't been an easy

it

then

shock a

I

tell

later I

And

slip

away.

Twelve months

life

life, a wonderful influence on my a of short too for was it even if

sit-

me

the federal The Conservative administration challenged lost. and Alberta, with along legislation in the courts, federal government the of part the on blunder This latest who have opposed the simply adds to the argument of those

The

A year ago

the rest of

of the Th^response from the Ontario government has been variety. so” “I told you j ^

registry

hard lesson on

A

how to replace it. governnearly 100 times more than the already This is would registry entire the ment’s initial estimate of what

figure out

we

love.

We put

promise to get to

But there

loved him.

thanked him for being such

isn't

it

off and

it

another day.

always a

tomorrow.

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Is this

actually the time of

By CARRIE HOTO

A

lot of

college

is

there are

I

say,

yeah

1

Carrie

my

times of

life will

school and enter into the so-called real world. Everybody else is great

Hoto

be spent here

... at least 1 hope not. I spending thousands of dollars on school, working my butt off try-

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years

am

ing to get

broke

hope

good grades and

I

am

my name. Don’t get me wrong, I have met a lot of amazing people at Conestoga here even forget

so

can’t afford a Kit Kat bar. I the best times of my life are I

College and

have become close to some of them over the past year, but then again have only known

less stressful.

go

school with thousands of people who don’t know me. Some of the people I consider friends up I

to

Know what

1

I

them

for a

everyone

over a year. Out of

little

have met

I

Kitchener,

in

By KATE VANDEVEN

We

all

know

the feeling

-

the

all

is

it

symptoms you

who

testers

with

those

VandeVen

driving

faced and every time you make a move, they write something down

on

their trusty little

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started last June, when I first G2 exit test. I

all

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went

to take

my

entered the licensing bureau and

go wait in my car. As I sat their watching people drive away or pull up after their The test, I began to get nervous.

was

told to

unknown

fear of the

who had days

in his

driving tester

the fate of

my

As he passed over my

car,

I

However, he did say I was a had a few incidents that forced him to fail me. The second time I went to take the test, which was in October, I had a crack in my windshield and

was

told

I

alright.

to parallel park, drive

around the block and do a threepoint turn with no difficulty.

nightmare began when driving on the highway.

I

fail

my

dri-

my

the farms and the

boring, but

it

is

own. I

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years

I

now

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come and go

as

don’t have to report to that I

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I

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my

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and

the hardest

down

they didn’t do that then they wouldn’t be my parenLs.

two

I

will

the

if

always be a ^mall town

make

trying to

it

at

home. And

some of

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girl,

in the city. But,

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have been spent at home. have lived in Delhi, a small town

rest

the

to

was one of

things

my

have only all

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location

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my par-

spent two weekends up here,

years.

when

on

plea.se

pretty nice. In the

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Consequently, well either.

I

go

accidentally ran a red

turned the wrong way, forgot

my

car in reverse and almost

flew into a

field.

However, I guess the driving gods were with me, and somehow, I

passed-.

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driving test days are

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something your student union faces on a regular basis, and this year is no different. is a conflict with events in February. This isn't necessarily a bad thing mind you. Choice is incredibly important for students. Getting to choose which party you go to has to be the ideal choice for any student to have to make. It's hard to think of any choice that can be so hard, yet the end result is stiU the same you had a great time. And that's really what student life is all about. The CSI is a big proponent of students having a great time in a safe environment. In the events that are thrown on or off campus by It's

As usual there

student organizations, CSI puts the interests of the students at the forefront. It's also why the CSI will step back and cancel an event so as not to compete with other student events. While the CSI Events Staff might get the short end of the stick, which is regrettable when a CSI event is cancelled, the general student body wins out because they get to choose the best event to go to. Admittedly, the CSI has an incredible distaste of canceling their events. Weeks of planning and work go into a CSI event. Putting an end to any CSI event is a bit of a blow to the pride of CSI.

But the pride of CSI is salvaged when the students have the time of their life at an event hosted by the other student organization. Again it goes back to allowing the students to make a choice about which event they want to go to, while not cripphng all events on that night. in competition with each When student organizations on campus have events that other, as has happened in the past, they bomb miserably. The crowd is spht as to where they should go. The CSI continually strives to eliminate that problem by seeing which event can be re-scheduled or cancelled. As often as possible, CSI tries to avoid these conflicts. That's why CSI plans their events in the summer and then helps the other student organizations with their events. But no matter how much planning goes into events, there will always be scheduling confhets. In the event that happens, CSI wiU look to see what is in the best interests of the overall student body. And regardless of what happens, the student body still gets to choose which event they get to have fim at. - A message from Conestoga Students Inc. -

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to run a red light

I

third

licence

already had I

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started

if

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drive. I

my

except

Needless to say, as the truck flew into another lane to avoid hitting me, I knew I had failed. After

managed

couldn’t take the

would not have been so

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ful

to put

I

little

my

to Kitchener.

kilometres

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licence.

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— SPOKE, January 20. 2003

Student Services offers

workshops

variety of R y tiTACEY

orientating printing costs for the

MCCARTHY

to

workshops semester a

little

make

help

this

more bearable

for

The workshops

anxifew months will be the test of Feb. week the during group ety lesbian,

gay,

the

4,

start

bi-sexual,

date yet to be

almost doubled as well. Gregory, who just

be anxiety group with date yet to

most students end up doing well. “The other participants in the

as well.

counsellor

Student Services Carol Gregory is optimistic about — a this year’s newest service program. peer-assisted learning

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CBSA has exciting new events planned for winter semester B y DANIEL ROTH Computer and Business Student Association (CBSA) has The

this

College

winter

semester. Jessika Kunkle, public relations for CBSA, discussed the

officer

what

details of winter.

is

planned for

this

of three Biz Bashes was 16 at Sammy’s Garage Jan. held on

The

first

in Kitchener.

“The theme was past,

that’s

retro

a blast

and '80s,” she said, adding, “Prizes were given out for the best ’70s,

’60s outfit, the best ’70s outfit, best ’80s outfit, and the best teacher night

Buses ran continuously from Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre. The cost of the bus service was $1 for the round “This will be a permanent feature

Biz Bash will be in next week’s Spoke. The next Biz Bash, which will be held at Stages Nightclub on Feb. 6, will have a Valentine’s Day theme. this

“There will be prizes for best pick-up lines and the most romantic thing to say, so everyone find

something interesting and original, I’ve never I want to hear lines that said. she before,” heard Of course they will be having the as well.

people get into a try

to

swap

as

where two small shack and is

many

articles

of

clothing as possible before the curtain hiding

couple

them

is

dropped. The

who have swapped

the

most

clothes by the end of the contest

wins a

to

fill

the

-

they are open so bring

quet and the yearbook for students. The awards banquet is held on April 10, before the Aloha Luau. helps subsidize the The meal at the banquet, which helps

CBSA

keep the cost of tickets

"Most of are either

"We are looking into whether or not we can have a special feature drink for the night, something that goes along with the theme,” she

Biz in

advance are $4 for singles and $7 for couples. At the door the cost is $5 for singles and $9 for couples.

the students

who

attend

nominated for an award

for excelling academically in their course, or are students who are

supporting friends

who

are nomi-

nated for awards,” she said. The teachers attend to give out

awards and representatives from the business world are there to present the awards that their companies donate. The most exciting thing CBSA has planned for the winter semester a trip to Montreal.

bus

trip is

A

scheduled for

weekend March 21

"We

feel the

because

it is

buckle

timing

just before

down

is

excellent

we

all

for exams.”

have she

is

trip will

consist of a three-

day, two-night stay at the Quality Inn in Montreal, round-trip transportation from Conestoga College

booked

tant

to a I

most club goers. One floor is for techno and the other floor is for R&B and rap. “The atmosphere alone, so I’ve heard, is enough to keep you going to satisfy

for at least

D-Wing

located in the

1D14-D. The cost of the

at

trip

depends on the room occupancy. If you have four people in your room then the cost

$185, three people

is

room $195 and two people to a room it’s $215. “This is CBSA’s first big bus trip

to a

and it is looking Kunkle said.

to

be a

1

blast.”

All the proceeds will go back into CBSA to help fund the awards

the

banquet, yearbook and other various services provided by the asso-

new

who

the association

holding elections

is

for next year’s

executives on Feb. 20

at

4;30p.m.

inRoomlD15. mation on the

Web

for

more

infor-

CBSA can check out

www.cbsa.on.ca or drop by the office, 1D14-D, and

their

talk to

site

someone

at

directly.

are stu-

are trying to adjust

culture.

While workshops are free, peer tutoring and the student orientation service package both cost $15. This

money goes towards

paying student tutors for their training and sessions and offset-

last year’s gay, les-

expected for

bian, bisexual and transgendered

workshop, Gregory hopes that won’t be the case this year. “But it It really depends on the students. requires them to take the lead. To help keep possible attendees

While no new workshops

new

are

statis-

trends and issues are examined at the end of every year to see if there is a need for another

tics,

“We may be at

identify students that

group.

and decide if a workshop might be helpful for risk

them.”

She

says

though

even

that

“actively

Student

Services

recruiting

and hiring peer

is

tutors at

this point in time,” any students

interested in attending this year’s workshops should bring their class

schedules to the Student Services office near

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and maybe, they’ll make the walk to the podium.” While attendance was lower than

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Sign-up sheets are available from your student reps or at the CBSA office,

RAs

and assault. They may companions to foreign

students

one of Montreal’s

an hour or two,” she

training.

who

also act as

noisiest clubs with a to 7,000 people. close of capacity This is an after-hours club that has

music

(RA)

suicide

not included. is

Student Services

help monitor school students at risk of for residences

Eor anyone who is really into clubbing, Montreal Nite Life has an open invitation to Club Sona on both nights, although admission is

says Gregory. “They may start up sitting, then they may stand

planned, Gregory says

skills.

addition.

dents

Club Sona biggest and

and mentoring, and and time

test-taking

will also provide residence assis-

all tastes.

“Everyone does

group.

(the exercises) differently,”

or call Students Services instead. “We want students to be comfortable,” says Gregory, “and to get the support they need.”

In

Crescent Street where there are a variety of clubs and pubs to satisfy

the

student housing listings, personal and academic counselling, peer services which includes peer host-

management

for

in

anonymous, those interested in online the workshop can sign up

ing, tutoring

located on

it is

others risk exercises” in front of

year.

These include workshops, community information resources,

said.

Anyone looking

said.

The

Student Services will continue to last offer the same programs it did

studying,

In other

to 23.

to

said.

down.

is to

Gregory.

both

There will be three clubs on the agenda - Club Element, Club Extreme and Club Sona. Club Element is one of the most unique in Montreal due to its decor. “It’s a must-see in my opinion,” Kunkle

Club Extreme

that

is

help prevent students from falling too far behind,” says

VIP club for

Doon

at

be continuously reviewed.

“This

nights.

your friends and make it more fun. All proceeds from the Biz Bashes go to the CBSA, which provides the National Post, the awards ban-

is

prize.

The entrance fees for this Bash are as follows:' tickets

is

al to

also available with on-loca-

Saturday night but

to non-students as well

for future Biz Bashes,” she sai3.

Love Shack The Love Shack

has

Conestoga students

trip.

from

CBSA

is

tour escorts and entrance (no line-up)

place to capacity with the Biz Bashes of this semester.” Biz Bashes are not just for

outfit.”

Full details

will

the goals

A

activities.

program

those in the peer-assisted program meet their students on a more regmateriular basis, allowing course

three-hour city

tion

Kunkle said approximately 400 Biz to 500 students normally attend a has “Sammy’s Bashes adding, capacity of 800 people and one of

’60s,

all

tour

class reps have suggested.

from the

from the

group

have prizes awarded to outfit for both Hawaiian best the roast sexes. We will be having a pig handed be will leis and Luau at the out at the door,’’ said Kunkle. CBSA comes up with the themes for the Biz Bashes throughout the summer. When planning the events they consider what has gone over well the year before and what their

“We

difference between peerassisted learning and the students

The

tutoring

speaking workshop, students are asked to take part in “several low-

them

the course material.

on a luxury motor coach with TV s and VCRs, plus transportation to

at

blowout, with a Hawaiian theme.

put a lot of effort into co-ordinating fun events for the students of

Conestoga

be held

The last Biz Bash Sammy’s Garage on April 10 after will be the Awards Banquet. It end-of-the-year the dubbed will

groups are very respectful, giving positive feedback to other students, which is a great thing.” During one stage of the public

Senior students from challenging courses will be hired to assist othwith ers who might be struggling

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finished

overseeing a workshop on public speaking and performance, says

announced and a public speaking announced

Doon campus

divided into two separate groups because so many students signed was up. The test anxiety group

transgendered workshop in midsupport January, a multicultural

group with

at

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fair

coming soon By SINEAD

MCGARRY

advice for preparing are; research the

Searching

for

a job

has just

become easier. Companies from across Canada and the United States

will

ing

Job

to

2003

the

be flockFair

in

Waterloo looking to hire applicants till 1-time, part-time and sum-

companies

travel

schools, so

fair

allows students to

network with potential employers and research career options. More than

50 employers are expected to attend the fair that takes place on Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at RIM Park in Waterloo. 1

Make the

fair,

the

most of your time

said Free.

at

Some -helpful

t

you were attending a real interview; and be patient and courteous. There will be hundreds of students

The job

don

packs with your roommates; dress business casual as if

mer jobs. The job

open positions, said Sara Free, Conestoga s career services officer.

be repre-

in

for

fair differs from the career fair because employers who attend have to be hiring and have

that will

sented; explore the fair solo;

sion

from surrounding making a great impres-

visiting

is critical,

Visit

said Free.

career services

in

Room

2B04, for help on perfecting your resume and cover letters, as well as assistance

on employers and

how how

to

approach

to

conduct a

successful interview.

For further information on which employers will be attending this year and bus departure times, visit career services a

week before the Free buses and admission will available to students at

fair.

be Conestoga College.

Residence greets returning students By KATE VANDEVEN

and take them for a tour

if

they

wanted.

Now

that the holidays are over,

welcomed back not only student returnees, but 45 new residence has

ones as well. A few events in the first week of school were put on in residence to integrate returning and new stu-

Genevieve Blais, manager of Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre, said it was decided to put on the events because residence wanted to start dents.

the semester off right

for

its

stu-

dents and get everyone back in the

ago and has moved back because he sold his house. Although he said he liked living in residence better before because

five years in

was more people

his age, he

will be participating in

some of the

there

events that will be going on and said he enjoyed the free food at the

barbecue.

swing of things.

A

Although only six students showed up for this meeting, many showed up for the free food. Jason Wullms, 22, has moved back into residence for the second time. Wullms said he lived here

Crystal Carefot

free barbecue, a student orien-

planned bus trips once a month and Sunday sundaes are all events residence is planning tation meeting,

childhood education and

said she

is

is

the

This first

time residence

has put on a barbecue in the winter.

Most

years,

one

is

put

on

in

September and once again in April to welcome and see students off.

looking forward to

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ing in residence.

for students.

This

in her first-year

is

in early

is

the first time Carefot, 19,

home and she hoping to get to know people and form a social life.

has lived away from is

If

you

are a

new

The first bus trip is to Casino Niagara on Jan. 22 and the following one is on Jan. 29 to Chicopee. There are deals for students and there will be a bus leaving from

new

students, an orienta-

was held

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tion meeting

them of the

rules

freedom to go more places more often.

about upcoming

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Feature

20, 2003 Page 8 — SPOKE, January

world cold ^ „ cold,’earmthehMiiof^-melier

But icy memories

able due to a car accident. Emieis

remember the shifts when through tractors would break

to

By LAURIE yAN[^ENHP^FF

the the

and the employees would wade through the knee-

intemperate ice

The

unusually mild for mid-

air is

trying to deep, bone-chilling lake the water s save the machines from

Bill

worries january and that from Gallagher. Across the road

the

headquarboathouse, the informal Victoria Park, icrs of Kitchener's two giant ice pads.

depth.

days But since the lake’s skating numbered and there is no

are

rests the city's

park.

the

at

winters

16

After

telling

when Ernie will return, it all memory to Gallagher.

like an Gallagher knows the rinks also aware that the

remains a

temperatures evening's above zero

when the pads’ birth back 15 years, lake one wincity had to drain the pipe additions. ter for repairs and a solution for were rinks two The

The Sarnia

old friend. He's

future. are trouble tor their

Gallagher

Tonight, however, all Halk and and his co-workers, Greg

Mark Thiboeau. can do

drops

C

target.

tomorrow’s below the crucial -4 Anything greater results surface

year, but the lake’s absence that followthe remained presence

hope

is

temperature

their

ing winter.

in a slushy

Gallagher

persist, as that the ice pads will

Gallaghers time and he is

and long as the weather concedes people 2,500 the appYoximately the keep showing up each weekend

past

just

start

11:30p.m.

chair, the already slumped in his

fact that

Nature

his side troubles

The not on

is

rinks are open. isn t Gallagher says there really of the to the technical side ^

Mother

night a bust.

employee, City of Kitchener is nothing he there knows he but

much

(Photo By Laurie Vandenhoff)

the

can do. Gallagher follows the weather from all carefully, keeping records Park. of his winters at Victoria Twice a day he calls the Waterloo conRegional Airport for weather of his ditions, once at the beginning the morning. shift and then again in By also watching western climate predict patterns, he can generally days. 10 within happen will what

become

the winters

fer the

same

And

shorter as well

if

it

tures will

today’s chances for a

mean someone must parking

pads were open

for only four days. 48-year-old to It's hard for the

He remembers previous when the three rinks would

imagine.

lots

salt the city s

and Gallagher

This year the City of Kitchener Jan. 1 1 as the official open-

even Gallagher chuckles at Now, with only two days goal. that rinks will be left, he’s uncertain the

ing, but

:,cvcii seven

winds through the park. •‘One night I was almost

go skating on Kitchener’s Victoria Park Lake

you had any plans

to

you’re out of luck.

There are signs posted by the community services department

his

hit

ing that.”

Gallagher carefully slips his way onto the ice, limping slightly due to an injured right leg. mi -e- The father of

is

broom it because with

half-hour to (the ice)

a

flat

faster.”

and high

Often he gives the same attention of the ice. The crusty snow crunches under

to the life

-

the previous day’s

snow-

a two-inch blanket on marches about a small He rinks. the

fall

has

left

would

face.

He

blood sugar. Gallagher now keeps a close eye on his levels and has to endure four needles a day.

his feet

(the ice)

mind, however, that the than your city’s hoses are bigger a oneaverage garden feeder, at are brooms the and inch diameter, with large actually small vehicles

Keep

in

also brushes. The vast ice surfaces require a back-dragger, a tractor with a large blade behind it. for snow removal. However, the

easy

men

agree, even basic ingredients

done in your own backyard if you don’t mind a soaring water bill. As Gallagher prepares for a night away from his ice pads, he

will get the job

quietly

remembers days gone

by,

winters were not subjected to the effects of global warming, when weekends at Victoria Park were brimming with the sounds of

when says goodbye to his co-workto care for the

ers and entrusts them ice tonight.

Back his diabetes

it

create ridges when a blemished surresulting flooding,

City of Kitchener employee

agement of

broom

because with a flat surface the water freezes faster.” he explains. He’s realized the ice is still too on loose and leaving the snow tonight

surface the

water freezes

extra half-hour to

broom

and water.

at the

boathouse, Gallagher

continues to reminisce, remembering when the eight-hour shift would entail a constant flooding of the rinks, and nights off because of mild weather were limited. But Gallagher is the only one

who would remember those days. He fondly recalls his longtime partner Ernie, who has around tonight

been off work

since

mid-December

happy families and when the two rinks were alive with the sounds of skate blades cutting across their surface.

Tonight

among

the

calm of

the

dim park, few Kitchener residents ice realize the chilling fate of the surfaces as winters gradually disappear and one man finds it hard to

imagine that so much has changed over a short 16 years.

a thing of the past

maintain safe ice through the win-

Richardson wrote a report that was submitted to city council on Jan. 6 stating that

warmer winters

during the past 10 years have made maintaining a natural ice surface impossible.

ple to stay off the ice.

“"We’ve fought to maintain the ice for several years and it’s not work-

Glen Richardson, manager of and development for the

design

services department, unfortunate that people

community

on the lake. He said, “The decision doesn’t come because we want to do it. It comes because we are unable to

part of Victoria Park’s heritage for

close to 100 years.

months.”

surrounding the lake that warn peo-

can’t skate

to take the extra

Bill Gallagher,

by a he road, this snowmobile crossing are laughs. “Most of the time you looking for cars so I wasn t expect-

ter

says

easier

hose, a ice’s creation, just a

skating on thin ice

R y JASON MIDDLETON

it’s

it’s

of.

Rink on Victoria Park Lake

this winter,

“Sometimes

given

friends are taken care He leaves the boathouse and crosses the road that delicately

marked

If

is

But not before he makes sure

February.

No

good night of

that responsibility instead.

be open from Christmas until mid-

up to their usual standards. Typically they require

work

also flooding. But the slick roads

winLast year's especially balmy

winters

at

at yesterday, he's definitely pleased

park's lake.

meant

keep the trio hard

Even though Gallagher’s relaxed demeanour hasn’t changed from

the rink that used to freeze over

ter

rinks

I.

this night.

fate as the defunct ice

the ice

The two

adds water to the ice pads Citv of Kitchener ennployee, the most part they are a qualify ice surface For create ,o least seSen days of flooding temperatures are at their lowest, flooded at night when determinarea for several seconds, vts.ts to one keeps active with daily for a qnalcondition of the ice. the straight days of flooding ing was health the gym. However, his instrucContrary to his previous ity ice surface. several years ago. He good as not moves snap Gallagher tells Halk and The next night a cold tions, was which suffered a heart attack, perfect in bringing with it weather Thiobeau to sweep the snow before complicated further by poor manfor flooding. flooding the surface. Bitter winds and -12 C tempera“Sometimes it’s easier to take the

rran Halk a

keeps up sufcould pads ice Victoria Park’s

warmer.

Victoria Park.

in

Each year though, Gallagher says as

confident though

is

not since the water will

freeze. It's

native dates the ice

ing out very well.

It’s

a wasted

effort.”

Service vehicles used to plow snow off the ice surface have fallen through the ice during some winters.

Skatine on the lake has been a

The lake is used as a storm water management reservoir, which means water levels can change rapidly if a rainfall

comes, changing

the stability of the ice. “From the public we’ve received

very

little

(criticism),”

Richardson

said.

He

added,

“There are costs

associated with preparing the ice

and if we spend that money on our staff and equipment and the weather is unpredictable, our money is, literally, thrown into the lake.”

(Photo by Jason Middleton)

The

lake

in

surrounded by signs warning of the discouraged conditions. The City of Kitchener has weather over ice due to the unusually warm winter

Victoria Park

dangerous ice skating on the

is


.

News

SPOKE, January

Snowmobile clubs caution ^MICHELLE TAYLOR

according to the area

in

which they

Waterloo, Elmira,

are located.

Use

your own

trail at,

The

risk.

This

is the sign snowmobilers sec entering any one of the regis-

when tered

Ontario

Federation

zation

of

relics

Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trails. These trails are groomed and maintained, but the

OFSC

to the

OFSC

signs posted on all trails also tells snowmobil-

tion

of

divides

The

trails.

trails

its

districts

K-W Honda

at

ditions

backyard the

all

Muskoka, so everyone

is

trails

starting

still

have the

When

best

trails

Breslau

and

who

has registered

Breslau,

in

north

fatalities.

can also

es riders to

wear

“When

the

trails

are

How

The aware

placed on

site,

the

permits must be front windshield

the safety materials provided with your sled.

*Stay on the marked

advises riders to be one’s surroundings. Helmets can impair one’s hearing, so be extra alert. Never assume

someone standing 10 metres away. A seasonal trail permit is now $170. If it had been purchased before Dec. 1, a permit to

would cost $140. The permit

May

31, and

another to do.

snowmobiler

must be obeyed

alcohol

•*=Wear an

approved snowmo-

bile helmet.

*Stop before crossing roads and railway tracks.

*Use the approved snowmohand signals. *Wear reflective clothing at

bile

order to maintain safety as well. legal provincial speed limits

The

night.

for

Snow-Gliders Snowmobile, Club and the New Dundee Snowmobile Club.

consuming

while riding.

in

snowmobiles are; 50 km/h on trails, 20 km/h on highways with automobile speed limits of 50 km/h or less; and 50 km/h on highways

comers and

all

cresting hills.

*Avoid

is

Driving a snowmo-

limits

to the right side of the

*Slow down on

when

such as fallen limbs, unexpected weather and unsafe ice.

Speed

Ontario only. A permit may be purchased from any trail-building club in Ontario such as the

*Keep trail.

bile is like driving a car, except out in the open country a lot of things can suddenly show up

valid in

is

OFSC

trails.

of

what

to be a safe

The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs offers various safety tips. They include: ^Review and understand all

OFSC

going

the best

is

rider

and do not take any unnecessary risks. As a general

officially

and

there’s snow,” Stuebing

snowmo-

conditions

up small clubhous-

of

sport around.”

According to the OF.SC, drowning is one of the leading causes of snowmobile fatalities. Always be up to date with weather and ice

volun-

limits

mind

“snowmobiling

said,

biling outfit.

run through

automobile .speed

reflective cloth-

ing and always wear a

*Carry an emergency survival kit.

Local snowmobilers beating the winter blues By VALENTINA RAPOPORT

twice this year,” she said, it’s only been on open fields (that belong to neighing)

adding, “But

While some of us are trying to stay inside and avoid the winter weather. Laurel Moore just wants to get out there and catch some air. That is, on her snowmobile, of course.

Unlike many

others

who

dread

bourhood friends) because the have been closed.” Living in Bloomingdale, Moore considers herself lucky because trails

she can ride around her neighbourhood while she waits for the

While winter sports may cure what happens if it’s cold enough to feel blue but not cold enough to keep snow on the ground for sports? According to Dwayne Orth, manager of marketing and business developments at Chicopee

“Every morning I can hear the neighbours running their motors (on their snowmobiles) just waiting to get out there and ride,” she

extra cold throughout the winter

last year.

said.

the hills (which

“If it has to be winter then it might as well snow so you can enjoy it,” said Moore Having bought her own snowmobile three years ago, Moore said she hasn’t been able to get

out on her sled as like to

much

as she’d

because of the mild winter

temperatures. “I’ve only been out (snowmobil-

Last winter’s mild temperatures for a disappointing snow-

mobiling season for Moore, who said she was only able to ride five times the whole winter.

hope we get more snow

year,”

she

adding,

said,

this

“It’s

-3

C

at

nighttime, is

often

machines in the evening) can be preserved even throughout milder day temperatures. “Cold nights and milder days is the best of both worlds,” he said,

winter.”

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worth.

“You pay big bucks to snowmoMoore. Not only does snowmobiling

bile,” said

you’re looking to purchase a

way

to enjoy

as

“I try to

more often then them.” Aside from wanting to

get out-

17th,

sled

you can expect

to

spend from

helmet and boots) usually “Getting cold

is

the last thing

you're worried about

when you

have your suit on." said Moore when asked about staying warm. “Half the time you're too hot and overdressed."

,

;

YogaSrOO am-10'.20 am Tai Chi/10:30 am-11:50

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well as paying insurance.

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it also means buying perwhich now cost up to $170.

but

suit,

FRIDAY

Shinny Hockoy/1 IKX) am-12:50

equipment money’s

their

by any means. I just like to get out there and ride.” Unlike many others who take up the sport, speed and distance aren’t the main reasons why Moore enjoys time on her sled.

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to

mits,

keep up with the boys, although I do seem to roll my machine a bit

may

money on

and want

Milverton (160 kilometres). “I’m not a hard-core (snowmo-

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of

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said

year than

hood to own her own snowmobile, was able to travel as far as

friends,” she said.

Having all 12 slopes Chicopee by the first

be a good year for winter sports.

all

this

and enjoy themselves, many winter lovers have also spent a lot side

some scenery and hang out with

at the hill.

up inside

we have

think

“It’s also a great

referring to perfect ski conditions

at

I

snow

biler)

the

week of January, Orth

women

only

snow for made by

open

natural

this

did last year,” he said. Despite the lack of snow last winter, Moore, who is one of the

order to preserve the snow. Orth said as long as temperatures stay

30 centimetres of snow

we

in

(snowmobiling) a great way to get outside instead of being cooped

0

SS

open.

made

“I

more

tures don’t always have to stay

trails to

to

year already.

Ski Hill in Kitchener, tempera-

Moore, who has been snowmobiling since she was 10 years old, looks forward to a good snowfall and hopes this winter will bring more snow than the winter months,

“We.’ve brought the (snow) base

up

the winter blues,

J

patience for the winter weather, Ontario snowmobiling can be a scenic and exciting sport.

rule, travel in pairs.

OFSC Web

expires

more than 70 per cent

in

Night ridbe dangerous. It involves nine out of 10 accidents. Usually alcohol and speed are also combined. The OFSC advising

open snowmobilers must display an official permit to ride on any OFSC trails. According to the

visible

involved

is

to Parry

trails

is

of snowmobile

Cambridge

OFSC

Locally, the

the

in

way

their land, setting

a

heads up north.

As of

consistent, area

with landowners,

trails

in

good con-

message promoted by don't drink and ride. According to the OFSC, alcohol

OFSC

the

far

Sound. “It’s fantastic (snowmobiling). There are clubhouses in St. Clements and at Conestogo Lake.” There arc many rest stops along the

try

Brad Stuebing,

area that currently has

federation

into

friend’s

drove

es or inns.

Waterloo for the last 14 years, the temperature needs to be below the freezing mark for a couple of weeks along with a good few feet of snow in order to open the trails. “We don’t ask for much,” he said. “We get snow and then it will melt, so I’m not sure we will get to ride around here.” The only

Pembroke. up-

fiakes start to

snowmobilers who want to have a chance to ride area trails, the up-

to

snow is some of

with

more than 50 km/h. With safety in

imjiortant

around,” Stuebing said. A couple of years ago he started right outside his

teer to

mechanic

maze of running from as far south as Thomas to as far north as

on the condi-

first

can take you as

the

season and a bad one. Northern Ontario is guaranteed to have a useful season, but for local

According

available as a guide for the

sites offer

as the

Before heading out to the trails, must be considered. One

to the

— Page

2003

riders

salcty

officially closed.

are

trails

one’s patience.

trails

Web

at

snowmo-

and-down temperatures can

snowmobile’s engine will undoubtedly be heard many times. Maps, such as the Ontario Snowmobilers’ Trail Map Atlas, are

Snowmobiler

“When

good

of a

to-date information

with family

the largest

connect

trails

trails that

remained

unpredictable Ontario weather can mean the difference between a

across Ontario, the distinct rumble

Ontario

According

standing

thc.se

north as you’re willing to go. press time these trails

It

avid snoinobilers start tuning their engines. Unfortunately,

Snowmobiling can be an extreme or leisure sport. With thousands of OFSC trails and many more private and Trans Ontario Provincial (TOP) trails (18,000 kilometres of trails showcased by the OFSC)

and

site,

now

is

main

volunteers to

trails.

OFSC Web

As soon

located in rural areas, cellphones may not work.

OFSC

many

its

it

260 snowmo-

their associations.

tall,

must know and obey the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act. they must use caution at all times and, because so many trails arc

The

of

All ol

biling organization in the world.

The

ers that they

St.

and

on

200,000,

inherently risky olt-road environ-

ment.”

composed

membership

an

in

a non-profit organi-

is

help maintain the

warns riders

snowmobiling occurs

that

OFSC

bile clubs

New Hamburg, Clements and West Montrose.

St.

20,

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Travel

January 20, 2003 — SPOKE, or

u Page h'age 10 l

creates vast nriemories

Ocean

Everglades.

T

ago the sun was blue sky

shining in the bright

while birds dove through the shorts and tourists, dressed in

air

dogs and and sandals, walked their beach proflew kites. A day at the and vided much-needed relaxation face.

As

glanced ahead,

1

stood on the Atlantic

could

I

The blue water was visible against the

our

first

we

breeze. contrast to

in

palmettos are base than the near narrower often them they are on top. This makes

many Canadian trees,

seem

slightly

You

rally fascinating.

made me

my

of bright and colourful lights. My wife and I sat on the beach and sifted through piles of shells trying to select the most beautiful before

waves of Edisto State Park. Camping has always been special

shell

my

from the

everyday

Besides, the last time

camp was

I

As

time will probably be next summer,

I

could feel

my

heart

shaking because of the excitement. I once heard if you spend a week each

hands

and

Interstate 95, our tired at

RV came

a vacant camp-

and the door swung open. It was being on the set of a movie. I dashed out of the tiny door and over a hill where the ocean waves were crashing and hundreds of birds were like

flying

in

morning

sky.

My

breath was instantly taken

away and

could do was

There

all

1

stare.

to discover

and

jellyfish.

And

in the

Beach.

ing a large

which

number of manatees,

live in the natural

springs

park. large the throughout cows, sea as known also Manatees, are large grey in salt

mammals, which

live

water and breathe oxygen

Standing on the shoreline near the manaspring, we could see a dozen

swimming and playing

each day

to take slowly reaching the surface

a short breath.

Manatees are known as Florida’s spend mil“friendly giants” and people them from lions of dollars to protect boats and other sea craft that

We

may harm

sand

Each of the large creatures has been and categorized and has a trying name. We spent about two hours

identified

each one. They were identified white by their markings, often by

to spot

which

from boat motors.

One,

always remember, was Tail, because it lost its

I will

named No

in the

to the ocean.

returning to Edisto Beach. During scoured the the last two days, we for new shells before driving

them.

nicks

we walked

spent countless hours driving Florida’s panhandle before

around

a collision with a boat. After seeing the manatees, we State stayed at Jonathan Dickinson the Park, only 50 miles from

tail in

every four minutes.

tees

gift

30 more hours home. surprisingly,

Not

when

we

returned to Canada, after yet anothwas cover flat tire, the landscape

ered with a thick and familiar blanket of snow. It was an interesting

be welcomed home. one that I will rememforever. I cannot appreciate ber and wait to return to the crashing waves

way

to

This

trip is

of the vast ocean.

bury

my

cannot wait to

I

feet in the

warm sand and

of search through the endless miles advennew for water seashells and tures

and memories.

fasci-

fell,

we made

the short

I

(Pnotos by Denis Langlois)

the Florida sand (above) bring you on&step closer the sun rises over to the Atlantic Ocean. In Edisto Beach (right) breeze. warm the in sways palmetto the ocean while a Footprints

in

We each spent hours

the

scenery through a doesn’t take long

It

how much

different

New Session Starts in January

it is

Canadian landscapes. One minute we were driving up and down the streets of Palm and Melbourne Beaches, admiring the large houses only metres from the Atlantic, and the next we were sitting at the side of the road admiring

compared

site

the

at

to notice

mostly excited to see some-

an abrupt stop

own unique and

small window.

new, something enormous and something not even the imagination could produce exactly. Finally, after two tires exploded to

night

staring

thing

on

its

the panhandle.

year by the ocean, it’s better for your health and happiness. But I

was

had

all had their own special meaning and importance to us. We spent two days at Edisto Beach before heading into Florida, the sunshine state. At 7 a.m. we all hauled ourselves into the RV and cruised for eight more hours into

of Ontario for most of my life, I had never seen the ocean until this trip. So, just before we arrived at

pounding

life

It

visited

teeth

so the timing seemed perfect. Being confined to the perimeters

the beach,

was fascinating move the water and to see them lying in they made.

we

journey back to our campsite and inspected our shells. The oysters, conches and tiny, yet unique, shark

to

July and the next

last

stopped at through

sifted

For the next few days,

Universal Studios, Kennedy Space countless Center, the Everglades and end of the at However, shops.

nating characteristics.

life.

was able

we

countless photos.

placing them into a bucket. Each

if s an instant cure

stresses of

were

well by tiny lizards, which were camouflaged against the various shades of brown and green. For hours we searched for and admired snapped the tiny creatures and

slowly

and flipping in the water. people were gathered to see witness every the giant animals and

Everglades, we found hermit crabs. One night we stayed at Blue Springs State Park, near Palm The park is famous for hav-

feel

Because tUe air, gliding off the Atlantic Ocean, was warm we were able to pitch a tent and camp only metres away from the churning

to

sui sur-

twinkled against the soft sand, they collage in the sun and shone like a

awkward, but natu-

family and

dollars

wide-open eyes, three dolphins jumped and splashed about five metres from shore. For the next few days, I spent many hours on the beach. I often spot stared into the water and tried to plenty. signs of life. And there were Lining the miles of sand were miland lying lions of seashells. Empty

front of

the

If s easy to see why.

and

water

mammals,

Many

,

At Melbourne Beach, we found starfish. Near Daytona Beach, we found sand

most of excited, happy, thrilled and in right then, just all, alive. And

in every In every direction, living sway piece of wilderness, the trees

Interestingly,

the

Seeing

well-known palm tree, in the United States. And South Carolina

southern

species of ocean and learn about.

to

to the

the

makes

live on.

in Florida,

.

sand for different seashells. Each beach offered us different

and all the probfeel like your comlems in it, are meaningless of pared to the grand scheme care and doesn’t ocean The things. some extent, neither should we.

the

in

we

large

protected,

well

ly

and wild

the

life,

of the state, claims to have relation largest palmettos, a close

state.

sand.

feel small

tip

palmetto

warm

fascinating planet

arrived at

named

While

many beaches and

And

and it gives you a on the vast and perspective new

you

tiny island off the

appropriately

which

interesting animals,

more

The

are endangered and extreme-

rolling

the only thing

life. a day that changed my ocean the beside Standing

coast of South Carolina. Edisto Island, on the southeastern

is

for the

the

like alligators, armadillos

the water as the sun was rising over I realized it was day, new a begin to

and warm inon Dec. 27 when my wife, son, recre1978 a into laws and I loaded driving to ational vehicle and began Florida. of the warm beaches About 26 hours of constant

on a

Ocean before me

was

time.

first

only metres from shore. The search for a clear blue sky breeze began at midnight

stop

a beach with

clear water.

it

pigs-

in the deep see tourists splashing jumping blue water and dolphins

motion ended when

Then,

of crane.

my

air felt great against

warm

the

Our campsite was

rounded with more giant palmettos. Unlike South Carolina, however, inhabited the trees at this park were

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Feature

— SPOKE, January 20, 2003

Say goodbye By BLAKE GALL

majority of fat in turkey

comes from

the skin but continue to turn to

Christmas family,

a time to spend with

is

it

and loved ones.

"I this

when many people pack on

the

pounds. is

“Simply returning

a regular,

to

holidays can get rid of those pounds

almost as fast as you gained them,” said Jinnie DeLazzari, 44, a regis-

nurse

Niagara Niagara Falls.

Greater

at

General Hospital

in

DeLazzari said she constantly hears people talking about the weight they gained but no one seems to know how to lose it. “The first thing to do after a holiday dinner is to assess your leftovers and get rid of the more fattening foods,” DeLazzari added. This means that the leftover gravy

may need to be thrown away despite how tasty it was. Also, removing the skin from turkey before putting

a

sandwich

will

it

lower your

on fat

meal

Most people

are aware that the

meals

my family and my Kyle Digby, 22,

Marie.

he loves the

that

quick and delicious

leftovers. It’s a

that is hard to turn

“Why buy

Take

into consideration that foods

and bread are high

like potatoes

which

lunch

down.

Be

gain.

good

“I did pretty

He goes

gym

to the

three times a

week and being a waiter sheds the pounds easily. “I’ll be back to my perfect body in no time at all,” he joked. DeLazzari points out that watching your weight over the holidays is always a safe bet too. “If you don’t gain any weight then you have nothing to lose,” she said.

season and

D’ Alessandro, 22, of

Julie

Waterloo.

knew

got to

of them.

this

only gained about four pounds,”

He says he gained about 10 pounds over the holidays but isn’t rid

sure to bal-

keep your metabolism up and the pounds will bum away.

family functions so

worried about getting

in

cause

to

said

work when

at

more weight

will

ance the carbohydrates with protein

you can take a full turkey meal for free?” Digby added.

“I

there

would be a I

lot

of

made more

time to exercise before the potatoes

my

hips,” she added.

Both she and Digby intend

to

increase their exercise patterns so

they can say goodbye to the pounds as quickly as possible.

any weight this year ahead of the game,” DeLazzari said. But she has a few “I didn’t gain

so

am

I

friends

who

will

have to work

to get

their figures back.

works for you,” she

said,

a simple point that some

adding, “Everyone’s bodies are dif-

you know how you can get back to your healthy self without going hungry.”

This

is

don’t have to necessarily eat so

much.

(Photo by Blake Gall)

“Just get back to a consistent diet that

people tend to forget. Even though we have so many dinners to attend

we

intake.

Ste.

Digby admits

easier

of than most people think.

for

carbohydrates

six Christmas

girlfriend’s,” says

healthy diet immediately after the

tered

had about

year between

of Sault

Excess Christmas weight to get rid

it

a late night snack.

also tends to be a time

friends

However,

Christmas pounds

to those

ferent so only

The

best advice

is

to stay

away

some

Kyle Digby, 22, enjoys

leftover turkey dinner during his

break at work. He brought his lunch instead of buying from the fattening leftovers, get back to the gym as soon as possible, watch your carbohydrate and protein intake and most importantly.

don’t stress out too

weight gain.

It

it.

much about

seems

the

be a natural

to

part of the holiday season for every-

one.

Insect-based snacks served up at butterfly conservatory By NICOLE CHILDS

It was really a mixed some were eager, some were

of curiosity. bag,

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stick a cricket or any other insect in your mouth? Most people haven’t, but Wings of Paradise

conservatory located in Cambridge helped make it a reality for those adventurous

enough

butterfly

to try

it.

The

second annual Bugfeast, which ran from Dec. 27 until Jan. 5, was an insect-tasting event, which focused on one specific area of the world. This year

provided a Far East cultural aspect and featured dishes like Burmese mealworm it

reluctant and others

sum, and honeybee larvae ice cream topped with bee pollen. Melissa Parker, marketing director

was pleased with the way the event went. She estimated about 3,000 people went at

the

conservatory,

through the

and sampled the food. Most people were open to the experience and eager to try somefacility

thing new.

“There certainly was an element

in others,

were reluctant

public’s acceptance of the idea of

became

“You don’t often hear words bugs and fantastic in the same sentence.” He was happy with the way the event went and said, “I think it’s a very novel idea, I would do

Entomophagy may seem a little far-fetched, but it is no more farfetched than some of our cultural practices. North Americans eat

at first but after they tried

it

very enthusiastic,” explained Parker.

Wings of Paradise ran the event over the Christmas break when people were looking for something a little different to do. Because of the amount of intensive labour required to prepare the dishes, the facility cannot offer it year-round. Each cricket had its wings, legs and head removed before 7,000 crickets, bers

it

it

44 hours

was

roasted.

took 15

staff

With

mem-

to prepare for the

event.

curry,

chocolate-covered crickets with amber, mealworms in dim

match made in paradise.” He was pleasantly surprised by the

Jeff Stewart, a tourism tality

and hospi-

professor at the University of

Guelph, created some of the insectinspired

dishes

for

Wings

of

Paradise.

He developed the recipes off and on for a couple of months, and highly scrutinized them before sending them out to the public. He said he’s always had a big interest in the notion of innovation and enjoys trying new things from different cultures.

As he

put

it,

the job was, “a

eating insects. the

Bugfeast again at the drop of a hat.” There are approximately 1,500 species of insects that are edible.

According to Stewart, anyone who’s eaten a hotdog has probably eaten

you can buy a bug on a from a street vendor.

stick

pigs’

snails,

and

lobsters

cies, like

some

insects delicacies.

So why

are

squeamish

Parker, insects

is

held only by North

Americans and Europeans. Parker “Two-thirds of the world eat

said,

them willingly.” She added, “In Mexico they eat grasshoppers like

we

eat French fries.”

The

big question

want

to stick

their

mouths?

is:

squirmy

why do

they

bugs in

little

insects in our lives.

tures insects are a delicacy,

much

Study

When: Thursdays, 5:30 n.m. Where: 1 D1 7" Enjoy the. fellowship of friends.

weevils

Parker said she enjoyed the insect “It

was

really tasty, I ate so

couldn’t keep track.”

Bake

done they should be and crush easily. Take your dried insects and put them into a blender or coffee grinder, and grind them until they are about the consistency of wheat germ. Now you can add them to this insects

about trying a cricket covered in chocolate, or mealworm chocolate chip cookies.

Mealworms and

crickets

aren’t

something you can get at the grocery store, but you will find them at

your local pet store. Bugfeast obtained their insects from a sup-

which provides many pet It isn’t

advisable

you eat insects you unless you are absolutely that

come

catch, certain

in contact

with

any pesticides.

To prepare the bugs, rinse them off thoroughly with water and then pat

them

dry.

Once

dry, put

them

in

a freezer bag for about 10 minutes until they are dead.

Now

’•'1/2

*

cup butter cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg

* 1/2

it.”

who want something a different to snack on, how

For those

stores with bugs.

are

fairly brittle

*

eating chocolate

Chip

dient, the mealworm flour. Spread cleaned insects out on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Set your oven to 200 F and dry insects for approximately 1-3 hours. When the

a nut.

plier,

until

Cookies Before you can make these cookies you must make the main ingre-

* 1/2

little

250 F

wax paper. Mealworm Chocolate

recipe.

like

the crickets at

piece of

She

the

“It’s

semisweet

crunchy. Heat the squares of semisweet chocolate in a double boiler until melted. Dip the dry, roasted crickets in the melted chocolate one by one, and then set the choco-

chocolate-covered crickets as having a flavour that’s a cross between a sunflower seed and

I

they haven’t

interested or with

as

The Web site also provided some of the recipes Wings of Paradise used for their Bugfeast. fare.

whereas

According to

known

and flour beetles can be found in flour. They feed on the grain and end up milled with it. Eatbug.com had some interesting facts. According to the author, rotten and bug-infested apples in apple orchards can end up in cider.

Unknown to many people in terms of nutrition, insects are high in protein and low in fat. In certain cul-

* Several squares of

chocolate

We

The stigma that surrounds entomophagy, which is the practice of

Fellowship

cluastions.

so

an insect.

eating insects,

Chocolate-Covered Crickets * 25 adult crickets

late-covered crickets out to dry on a

we

about trying insects?

with nuts in

all

cultures call various

unknowingly consume more than a pound of

Conestoga ChHsFi^r^

For

I

times seeing cow’s tongue in the grocery aisle. We call these delica-

described

Bih!^

clams, recall a couple of oysters,

feet,

the following recipes.

you’re ready to use them in

teaspoon vanilla all purpose flour * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 cup oats *

1

cup

* 1/2

cup chocolate chips cup mealworm flour Cream butter well, then mix ’•'1/4

sugar,

egg,

vanilla,

flour,

in

salt,

baking soda, chocolate chips, oats, and mealworm flour. Drop batter by the teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 F. This recipe is a good way to try

entomophagy because you

will

hardly notice the insects, except for a light nutty taste. If you enjoy these or if you are just looking for something

different,

check out the next

annual Bugfest Paradise.

at

Wings of

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Wedding Dreams show

Bingemans in Kitchener. held The show, which was

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it

mind

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magnets,

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Local tanning booth offers customized tans

Tanning booth patrons should heed warnings wintertime once again

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When

20,

Life

2003

Stephen King lurks around LRC

the innocent

play with the devil By

By BLAKE GALL

usually a

Need a

ANDREA SMITH

from study-

In need of a break

ing?

of

Tired

about

reading

Your kids are upstairs playing when your seven-year-old daughter stumbles upon a loaded gun. She doesn't know the gun, which

human biology or political history? Want something a little lighter on the brain? Look no further

doesn’t have its safety on, is real. You hear a loud bang and find your six-year-old son dead, with your daughter being the one who

Centre (LRC) here

pulled the trigger.

endless

Unfortunately, this that

took place

Jan. 3.

is

It

in

than

at

Resource Conestoga

Upon dents

the

entering

LRC

stu-

overwhelmed by the

are

of textbooks. never imagine that there could actually be a nonshelves

Many would

Mississauga on

book

school-related

a tragedy that could

in the

room.

have been avoided. “Hiding your gun is a good idea, says enough,” not but it’s http://users,rcn.com, a Web page

Contrarily, popular novels are at

on children and guns. Kids will climb. They will go through drawers and cabinets because children are naturally curious about everything. “Guns are the third leading cause of death among Canadians from ages 15 to 24 following

at

motor vehicle accidents and suicide by other means. Guns kill more youth in this age group than cancer, drowning and falls combined,” says Katherine Leonard in an article entitled Firearm Deaths and in Canadian Adolescents Young Adults, which was published in an issue of Canadian Journal of Public Health in 1994. How can we prevent this?

Surprisingly, fake

are recovered

guns

weight.

way

Most children

back of the LRC. books are donated by students or faculty,” Gross said. Therefore, none of the school’s funding is spent on these lighter at the

“All the

reads. (Photo by Andrea Smith)

Jailynn Pennock-Phillips, 2, plays with a toy gun.

the third leading cause of death

Guns

among Canadian

are

now

John Grisham has found his into Conestoga with his

way

best-selling novels

youth.

Brief,

According to the www.guncontrol.ca,

Web

home

Some

starter pistols fire real

good them to

is

“Tell

guns.

be converted to

site

Jorbins.com says educating your children about guns even if you do not have one in your own

by stealing them or buying them illegally, or by using “fake gun” replicas, starter pistols, air gunS

BB

Web

the

www.safety-council.org.

offenders usually get their guns

or

says

alone,”

site

young

a

stop!

Don’t touch.

can even

getting

ammuni-

them than if they learn from television or from their peers. “You need to talk to your chil-

“Each year there are over 50 children under 18 who require hospitalization from air gun injuries

it

right if their parents teach

dren about what’s important, about

your values,” The

The Firm and

Locks such be purchased

Web

House, just to mention a few.

quently used Canadian Criminal

Web

Stephen King, a man who has scared readers for many years, has a few novels kicking eiround too.

and Needful Things, best sellers, can be found right here on campus. If you need to add some excitement to your day. King’s thrillers are Insomnia,

gun

at

and

stores

The only

1

best-sellers

Vanished, Accident and

Star.

The

accomplished author can add a little love to your day, which could definitely help students

some

stress.

There are also novels from classic authors such as Tom Clancy. He can be found in the form of best-sellers Debt of Honor and Net Force. Or perhaps you’d

his

to

like

read Clancy’s creation

with Steve Pieczenik Op-Center:

Mirror Image.

Dean Koontz has a few novels in the LRC. The Door to December, Hideaway and Mr. Murder are worth checking out

works that are Koontz novels tend to

just a couple of his available.

have a unique sex appeal that

some

students would enjoy. “Sometimes I just need a break from all the clutter in my head,” said Katherine McIntyre, 20, a

nursing

third-year

McIntyre

took

a

student.

break

with

Grisham’s The Pelican Brief.

The list of talented authors goes The LRC welcomes any

on.

unwanted novels from students and faculty. If an old book is taking up shelf space at home, drop it off and share that read with someone else.

The

LRC

is

not just a study

can be a retreat if you dig far enough. So, if you’re yearning for an escape from real-

hall; instead

ity,

it

make your way

to the

LRC,

but don’t worry, there won’t be a

pop quiz on these books.

site stated.

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

in

for the

Web

successful childproof-

ing methods are those that

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against unauthorized adults.

Threading plastic-coated bicycle locking cables through the receiver and out the ejection port of many magazine-fed guns is a

(^rcnApy ccvw KeJp Would you

Another option

is to

take the

hole in one of the important pieces to prevent reassembly. to buy.

will

is

also

a

A gun safe is also

prevent theft and

to safely store a

What

to nominate

loaded

self-defence gun.

teachers are those who demonstrate exceptional commitment to students and to their programs and whose teaching skills are above average. They also demonstrate leadership in their schools and/or the college and in related work with their professions or in the community. For more information or nominations forms, contact one Distinguished

of the following

committee members:

mechanisms should have

five wheels.

They say most only come with three but these could be opened in an average of 10 minutes, by systematically trying every possible

combination

(there

are

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Unfortunately, just keeping your

gun locked and safe sometimes just isn't enough. Your child could just as easily find one on the street or at someone else’s house.

What

is

an SLG Leader?

SLG Leaders are students who have taken the course in the recent past and done well. They are prepared to share with you what they have learned about how to study this course and how to better retain what you learn. What they won't do is lecture; their Job

is

to help

you think about the material you hear and read.

What courses have SLG's? In the winter semester, SLG's will

be offered in: Business Math 2 Engineering Technology Math 2 (MET Math

NOTE: not

2,

not available)

requests can be filled because (1) we may not have someone lead the group, or (2) we may not be able to resolve schedule conflicts. all

who can

When do SLG

sessions start? SLG sessions start shortly after the beginning of the term. Session schedules will be announced in class, posted around the campus and advertised In Spoke. Each Leader will set up review sessions, and you can attend as your notes; bring your textbooks; bring your questions.

many

as you

like.

Nominations open on January 1 3, 2GG3 Nominations close on March 14, 2GG3

Bring

in it for me? Chances are you will receive a better grade If you attend regularly. You will have developed a better understanding of the course content and more effective ways of studying. To find out more, contact Student Services.

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Supported Learning Groups are a series of weekly group study sessions. They are provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. For you, SLG's are a chance to meet with other students in your class to compare notes, discuss concepts, develop strategies and test yourselves before the instructor does. Your SLG Leader will facilitate each

gun

apart and put a padlock through a

lockable gun case

like

a distinguished teacher?

idea.

nation

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number

Conestoga with

American

her

site.

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Whether you are studying law or not, Grisham novels are always a nice change from the more fre-

all

Steel has graced

will find a

gun magazines, suggests the

good item good and allow you

A

not

weight on a slide or

to put

lock,” says the

good

The Pelican

Code.

idea.

Leave the area and tell an adult. “Children have a better chance of

tion.

“Don’t think your gun is safe if you depend on a child’s size or

you take the

Conestoga, gladly pointed out an entire section of novels located

guns.

often as real handguns.

if

Shari Gross, library technician

Surprisingly, fake guns are recovered in crime as often as real hand-

crime as

in

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heads north By REBECCA LEARN

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show American Idol coming to CTV, with contestants from Newfoundland to British Columbia vying for star-

sion of the is

welcome.

96

St.

1

which opened in 64 Victoria Kitchener, is growing

restaurant,

and

N.,

is

in

located at

1

dom.

I

walked

Metro

1

(Poland) national stardom and Heinz Winckler (South Africa)

which went platinum

a single

according to a media release on

the

a rich history

the

more casual

It

to

din-

resembles a chalet with

it

a European

twist.

The room on

the right

is

more of

a fine dining room, with cloth-covered tables and traditional dishes from Prague displayed on the blue walls. Its dominant pink and scream authenticity and

colours

harmonize with the big painting of Prague on the back wall. The ihiid room, located at the Wack of the restaurant, is where the a pub bar is located. Resembling aimosphere, the wooden floors and and bar dominate the room. Tables textured booths are separated by by arches, which are decorated

for17 years shows off the Metro Restaurant in Kitchener Stanva Rous who has been working at of schnitzeUibs, cab consists plate The combination one of the platters offered at the restaurant. in town. schnitzel best “the having for is known bage rolls and red cabbage. The restaurant In addition, both the red cabbage green peppers, mushrooms, tomaof ferent types of veil schnitzels, all and sauerkraut added a zest to the toes and bacon. We chose mashed which could be changed to chicken The mashed rest of the platter. cabred ot side a potatoes as well as and topped fresh were potatoes '

Other entree choices included cabbage rolls, ribs, perogies, smoked sausage and pigtails. Prices range from $11.55 to

bage and sauerkraut Knowing the food

$16.95. All entrees are served with a choice of Caesar salad or soup, garlic bread and a choice of pota-

expected to wait

'

right

away.

The

of the restaurant schnitzels reads), the choices of front

seemed endless. There were 1 7

and

carrots.

was warm and efficient. once The real treat, however, came menu. Known for the I opened my (as the “best schnitzel in town” in

fries)

cooked sauerkraut, applesauce or

service

sign

(mashed or home

toes,

Vegetable choices vegetables. included red cabbage, coleslaw,

hanging plants of all sizes. My guest and I were seated were quickly in the first room and offered drinks

dif-

meals, Soups, salads and light

and such as schnitzel on a bun ranging of sole, are also available filet

from

$7.95 to $8.95

My for

guest and

two

at

$25.

I

ordered the platter The meal included

schnitzel, the three different types of the schnitzel, Vienna, a plain

Meaner

Schnitzel,

which

is

topped

melted with barbeque sauce and cheese, and the

which

is

Gypsy

Schnitzel,

topped with grilled onions.

when

it’s

is

prepared

ordered (as specified on

we

the sign seen at the entrance)

at least 20 minutes To my surprise, the main course was served only 10

for our food.

minutes after our soup, salad and garlic bread starters, which arrived after the table only five minutes our order was taken. The size of the platter for two Served on a was unbelievable.

at

three turkey-sized oval plate, the schnitzel were of portions huge

be accompanied by what seemed to It potatoes. mashed mountains of better yet. and wonderful, looked

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seemed

just right as

many ways

one was

the dessert appealing, there

on

seemed

menu

simply wasn’t enough room. The meals themand selves were more than enough a doggy bag came to our rescue. The combination of cosy atmosfriendly, phere, fantastic food and efficient service

made

an out-

it

The

standing dining experience. sure sign outside the restaurant doesn’t

Canadian

Idol.

CTV

proud is Canadian

to

bring

the

next

superstar

the

to

world,” said Susanne Boyce, president of programming and chair of the media group for CTV, in the media release. The names of the finalists and

judges have not been released ly

be

with

“The

in its

series

would

like-

competition not only American cousin, but

with Popstars on Global TV, which plans to search for a solo said a artist in its next round,” Canadian Press article in the Hamilton Spectator on Oct. 17, 2002. If the show is successful

and there are more seasons, it may take some Canadian viewers

away from American

Idol.

and All we can do now is wait the ratsee which one will win ings race.

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ing room,

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giving Alicja Janosz

Africa,

The restaurant, although small, is cosy and consists of three differently decorated rooms. is

the

,

I

ctv.ca.

the left

aired

second immediately season of American Idol, which begins Jan. 21 wraps up. The show has also had versions in Poland and South

words home sweet home came to mind as the aroma ol fresh food cooking and the sound of soft instrumental music enveloped me.

To

being

is

alter

authentic her family have added an to the spin European Eastern restaurant’s cuisine and design. into the

show

The

more popular everyday. Owner Iva the Rous, who has been running for the restaurant with her husband working past six years, first started cook. Having at the restaurant as a immigrated to Canada Irom Prague Rous and in the Czech Republic,

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— SPOKE, January 20, 2003

Page 18

Love and catastrophe mixes in Just Married

Horoscope Week of January 20 - 26

Happy

o

ANDREA SMITH

By

New Marriage and your honeymoon are two things that every girl dreams about. They should be perfect, beautil'ul and two of the happiest times of your life. Unfortunatel'.. for Tom Leezak (played by A.-.aton Kutcher) and Sarah McNerney (played by

may

pressures in your

day celebration. Try

Everyone warns them that they young and they need to

who they are before they down but the two lovebirds

find out

when

ding night

Expect a change routine.

make

which

An (Internet photo)

Sarah

Murphy) and

(Brittany

some romance

bring

Tom

(Ashton Kutcher)

honeymoon

to their troubled

win her back. The movie is your typical love story with humorous twists that anyone would enjoy. hotel and tries to

try in vain to

in

Just Married.

love.

go right as they are forced to spend a night in a slinky hotel with cockroaches and, to top it all off, Sarah’s rich ex-boyfriend Peter Prentiss, played by Christian Kane, shows up at their

Girls

love

will

movie

the>

because of the romantic love story and guys will love the sick “fart jokes.”

myself

found

laughing throughout the movie, even at the cheesy sex jokes. I

these have in

-

common?

the established

style.

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on

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Minn, natives Husker Du released the album Zen Arcade. Zen Arcade mapped out the early

This explains the style and

come when Minneapolis,

beats

to

form a

“hardcore” sound with substance and emotion. This

is

where the term “emocore”

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gramming

Indian

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moments. It is a movie that everyone can relate to if they have ever had a vacation “go wrong.” In my book it deserves three out of five

finances.

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with bands

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so

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ongoing

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authority, stand

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of music that the term

selves listening to

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supporters

bad rap by other

to you.

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who need

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be

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starting to take their toll

you.

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best

way

could

on

to fix this is to

deal with each issue separately.

later.

Luckiest day: January 22.

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going

be making trouble for you.

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let this

to run

your

person

tell

you how

stand up for your-

life,

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Everything's going your way.

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will have a really good week. you maintain a positive outlook, your good fortune could last a If

self.

while.

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fans put a period

name for Internet chat programs such as ICQ or MSN to show other users they

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before and after their user

music.

All the stressors in your life

could really

Boxcar Racer, a band formed by Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker of Blink 182, seems to be a way for DeLonge and is

not the image of Blink

182, although the

emo

band did produce

named

songs, one aptly

Stay Together for the IGds, which turned out to be a huge success.

“There are always going

music fanatics who called them

those ‘made’ bands that play

wimps

or weaklings.

tional

rock

fast-forward to present day.

Racer,

who

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it.

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fans at concerts,

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earlier felt

and are considered emo or “emocore,” he said. Still confused? Here is a little

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to deal

recently

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emo

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is

have emotional

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like

Luckiest day: January 26.

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types

are a lot of hardcore bands that lyrics

Luckiest day: January 25.

happening, things will be better

stars.

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originates

creative.

more controlling than you would like. The best way to avoid confrontation is to agree with him

hilarious

bands and other emo bands to come would now frequently end with the audience screaming or

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more

tle

unexpected turns and

rimmed

intricate

years

sound goes, it’s normally a punk sound, although a couple of indie bands have come in and made it more mellow, but there

to life with

with

Nick Faulkner, an avid emo fan and second-year computer-profar as

to

emo for inspiring bands. Husker Du provided intense lyrics style of

originated.

student, explains.

throw up on the person in front of you. Unfortunately I was sitting in

you want

“The ‘hardcore’ emo fan will wear pretty tight clothing, mod dressing, and pea coats. They will also wear black square-

substance of the rhythms and lyrics involved in emo music.

“As

something

start

little

makes

typical sweet ending that

irrelevant.

largest influence

They’re not emo, or are they?

tional.

a

Balance will be coming into your some manner. To maintain this, keep on top of your work and

come your

emo music

played a more emotional form of

punk music than Alternative, industrial, ska, rap

along with your typi-

love story must

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explanation of

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unable to

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each other their

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or her.

are too

enough. Problems begin on

you combine your projects and

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only this time with marriage.

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now

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worse.

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their peers

insist that their love for

make

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fast.

settle

to

to you.

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said Faulkner.

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feel better.

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