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2003

24,

Conestoga College, Kitchener

34th Year

SANDHAM June

the

plentiful

Dahmer

Memorial

Disability Services

were shed, smiles were and in the end, everyone

Tears

— No. 10

hands out awards

Disability Services By CARLA

Idol

soon have shine on Canadian Idol. will

recognized a staff

Award, which member, proctor,

Services

student and faculty for their out-

awards ceremony March 13. While only about a dozen individuals received an award, the entire college was honoured for

standing support to students with

won

making to

the

at

Disability

possible for

it

be successful

serving a

The

full

Roger Mainland Monica Himmelman

is

committed

to

inators,

range of students.

very passionate and committed to doing what’s best for the clients they serve,” said Conestoga

was personally

“He recognized

She received the Stephenson Award for Academic Excellence after earning the

average in her

highest

first

work

Scott,

who

more

said she spends

(Photo by Carla

Jessika Kunkle, public relations officer

for

Business

the

Computer

and

Association,

Student

resigned her position on

March

5,

citing a year of chaos, disorganization

and petty behaviour from some

of the executive members.

hours on her work because she has to, but also because she is determined to do well, finished with a 92 per cent average.

The college named sary in

the

new

bur-

honour of the event’s guest

speaker. Dr. Bette Stephenson,

who

Despite returning to her position

left

the

CBSA’s

she said.

Kunkle added

that

this

year's

by the

CBSA

was not well

business conducted

members thought out and was executive

not professional,” she said, declin-

“When you make

a mistake like

your personal life the consequences aren’t as bad, but the repercussions are worse as an executive dealing with the public,” she said.

Some of the rumours going around Conestoga College are the

CBSA

that the

CBSA

will not see anoth-

“I'm just here to say that what you have heard is wrong and so far from the truth it’s preposterous." The banquet will go on as scheduled at Bingemans on April 10. Cocktails is at

start at

5:30 p.m., din-

6 p.m. and the ceremony

will commence at 7 p.m. The endof-the-year blow-out will follow at

you can't realize why you're there, you should not have accepted

2004 was supposed

Kunkle added a number of execmade mistakes which tar-

life.”

There were also four recipients of

to is

“It’s

an honour

work with Marty one of about 600

students at the college with a learning disability. Mainland said the award is special to him not only because of what it represents, but because it is

named

in the honour of June Dahmer, who was a close friend of his.

See Page 1 1 and photo.

for additional story

the election for

CBSA executive team to

for

2003-

be held on

Feb. 20.

But due to lack of participation

from the students, the seven posiwere acclaimed, including the

tions

“When I am president next year I know what works and what

doesn’t as a result of what I’ve

learned this year,” she said.

tion

trying to get

is

the organiza-

two schools

to

mesh.

“Over the summer the

CBSA

be discussing how to best split the organization so that the school of IT and media studies as well as the school of business will each have their own student-run organization.” she said, adding. “Having all the students under will

one organization makes to run the organization

er year.

the

utives

the

cancelled and

the organization.

the position." she said.

broke,

is is

to the organization but didn't fly in

“If

my

and privilege (West)” who

surprised by his

will

One problem with

ing to elaborate.

Sammy’s Garage. As for next year,

personal gain, which added passion

to

Kunkle.

“Some of the

ner

executive has an ulterior motive of

exciting time of

presidency which will be held by

awards banquet

which

dis-

abilities.

tion.

that

remaining executive to perform the duties themselves while scrambling to find replacements,"

ondary students with learning

nished the organization’s reputa-

remain the same. "CBSA’s executive this year could not pull together as a team. “Some of the people who signed up for positions could not fulfill the term,

Opportunities Task Force (LOTF), a government initiative testing innovative services for post-sec-

have the award named in her honour and added it should be the Conestoga College award because of the college’s strong commitment to the LOTF project. “What I do is purely a labour of love. It has been the most heart-warming and most

who was

nomination, said,

officer takes issue with executive

her feelings about this year's executive

Stephenson, former minister of colleges and universities, is now the chairperson of the Learning

She said she was embarrassed

the reception.

that in

However, her skills were missed and she was asked by faculty to resume her position and help the association (CBSA) improve its image.

Sandham)

Early childhood education student Cynthia Scott receives an award for overcoming her disability through hard work and determination at the Disability Services awards reception on March 13.

CBSA PR By DANIEL ROTH

with.

Irwin,

presented Scott with the award at

year.

didn’t to dis-

And the award winners appreciated the recognition they received from their peers and those they

have beaten their disabilities and achieved personal success here and elsewhere.

Bette

I

go

tear of gratitude.

She added it was a heart-warming ceremony learning of students who

attained success.

to

so I can succeed here now,” she said as she shed a

the support the college has given to students with learning disabilities.

Cynthia Scott, a student in the childhood education program, was one individual who, through hard work and determination, overcame her disability and

me

ability services

by

early

Mainland’s

things

see and encouraged

also present, said thrilled

they

has done for her.

Minister of Education Elizabeth she, too,

why

expressed

nominator, said she would always be grateful to Mainland for what he

College President John Tibbits in his opening remarks.

who was

who

(staff),

had chosen them. Karen McNally,

disability services’ staff here is

Witmer,

(faculty),

Paul Sherrocks (proctor) and Ken Irwin (student) were presented with plaques by their nominator or nom-

students

all

Conestoga.

at

“The college

disabilities at the college.

have

all

different

it

difficult

when we

needs

and

expectations,

“As will “1

CBSA

president next year

I

of work to do. already have an amazing exec-

have a

utive

lot

who have

excellent interper-

sonal skills and a sound judgment

of what’s professional.

“This team has a lot of ideas about fundraising and promotions so next year is shaping up to be a lot

of fun for anyone associated

with the

CBSA,"

(Photo by

After briefly quitting the

Association, Jessika Kunkle returned to her position as public relations officers the urging of faculty.

she said.

CBSA

an executive with sound business

with the resources to set up a comprehensive marketing plan and the

minds.

team needs

Kunkle added the

‘All the

CBSA

Dan Roth)

Computer and Business Student

needs

is

requires

a leader

to be

empowered.

"This organization was set up to

sen e the students that it represents." She said next year's executive team has the skills and the knowledge to restore the CBSA’s image.


Page 2

News

— SPOKE, March 24, 2003

CSI approves $30,000 By CARLA

SANDHAM

equipment

supports

that

a

high

level of technology, at a greater dis-

The

advantage,

lives of students with disabil-

ities at

ed he

just gotten

Conestoga have

easier.

Computer Services was

lab,

to

Students Inc. worth of upgrades.

The lab, which had old equipment and software, is now full of modern equipment high-tech,

LRC

to

in

May

2002, but the college

funds for the adaptive technology

undergo

The

mately $1 million and will extend Learning Resource Centre (LRC) out over the balcony towards the pond. Catherine Wilkins, director of

nity

centres,

hospitals,

universi-

and colleges. "The money was saved by the

ties

college specifically for this purpose,” she said, adding, “This was the best

way

to create

more space

said

Olinski

“As the college grows the LRC needs to grow with

it.”

Catherine Wilkins,

Director of LRC

will see 196 added for the students, as

The expansion seats

well as electrical outlets half of the

work

at

about

stations for the

inch

optical

monitors,

Windows XP and

mice,

other software

main programs used in the lab are Kurzweil 3000, Dragon Naturally Speaking and Inspiration, which were all on recent

the

at

Disability

ple

puters

Inspiration

a

is

But, she and others such as James

Cunningham,

visual-thinking

think

in

and organize

pictures

rather

than

words.

She added 90 per cent of students use the lab have learning diswhile 10 per cent are

abilities,

Cunningham, who was working on the mechanical desktop, said the program was only on one computer before and he always had to wait to use it. But now it is on several computers with an optical mouse, which also makes it easier for him to use.

physically disabled. These students are also accommodated with a spestation designed for

computer

cial

“Space was a problem, judging by the activity level,” she said, adding, “With all the college growth and the double cohort, these changes should be made to

adaptive devices are a step above, Turton said the lab could still use for additional soft-

more funding

posted warning of the noise. The expansion is an indication that more emphasis is being put stu-

dents. This

is

building

the

an exciting time, explaining that

collection

for

stu-

throughout the area by shelves for books. The expected end result will be a large, open area with

dents will enhance their learning

plenty of glass.

needs to grow with

“As

the college grows, the

adding,

“It’s

LRC

it,” she said, time to do that now.”

By DIANA O ’NEILL ready to tackle

is

the challenges ahead has filled the new manager position at the

Learning Resource Centre. Francesco Lai welcomes the changes that will result from both the Learning Resource Centre’s (LRC) expansion and the recent and technology of institute applied learning (ITAL) status earned by Conestoga College.

LRC

“I see the

evolving quite

rapidly since the college is now ITAL,” said Lai, adding, “A lot of to

be done

to

handle

changes, but I know the staff here are looking forward to making things happen.” Previously, there was not an

in

technology student

the Career Services office.

Brigitte

said.

LRC

of

to job

faculty,

all

in

order to see

what they require for their students. “The LRC can help build up what’s necessary for them to bring the proper resources to teach their students,” he said, adding, “We’re just working towards increasing what we can offer (the students).”

LRC

see the

“I

evolving

quite rapidly since the

college

now

is

Francesco

ITAL.”

Lai,

Learning Resource manager

it

was

The

LRC

is

not only expanding

physically, but also in terms of overall the accommodating

growth of the college. The resource system will be changing

client, that

said

natural.

is

“It’s

which Lai (the

LRC)

never going to be stagnant,’ he said, adding, “We re always looking for

to better serve our

ways

degree in library and information science, as well as a BA honour’s

being the student.” As information resources manager, he hopes to better present the material and further expand the

degree

in both history and English from the University of Western

resources that are within the LRC. Lai has been at the college since

Ontario.

late

The 38-year-old has extensive training that has allowed him to

part of the

work across Canada, in places such as Calgary, Thunder Bay,

nice and the students are energiz-

keeps

Electrical engineering

he

LRC, but also the college. The London native has a master’s

“And

binders

be a barrier to students’ success,”

internally quite a bit,

ling quite a

I’ve

bit,”

enjoy travelhe said, adding, “I

always liked work that

my mind

I

active.”

find really important

January and enjoys being a growing environment. “I find people here are extremely ing. “I

have heard nothing but good from people that have

things

worked here

for

years and

many

that’s a sign that they're

At the college, Lai hopes to improve all aspects of the LRC. “We’re looking at the existing programs and the upcoming applied ones and trying to push forward the virtual aspect of the library,” he said, adding, “One thing

for a job using the

lack of

a

that

introduced to help things run more smoothly at the LRC. Lai’s previous work history and enthusiasm are sure to be a positive combination for not only the

and Nova Scotia.

is on Savignac starts her search

satisfied

these

growth of the college,

The search

am

“I

proper technology will no longer

with

information resources manager position, but due to the continuing

(Photo by Sarah McGoldrick)

said.

also impressed

is

with the “top-of-the-line” equip-

and experience

work needs

environment.

he

lot better,”

Olinski said he

brings enthusiasm

A man who

Construction will begin March 31 and is expected to be completed by mid-August. The LRC will still be accessible during the summer months, but signs will be

on the learning resources for

a

“It’s

ment.

a wheelchair.

comply with the college’s library standards.”

and

robotics

a

automation student, do appreciate the current improvements.

ideas and information. Turton said it is designed for people who prefer to

is

she said.

document for them with simvoice commands.

tool that helps clarify

one lab with only 20 comsometimes not enough,”

services,

New manager

facelift

be divided

way

tion)

Although the new equipment and

reception.

Kurzweil provides both an audio and visual presentation of scanned tests and images. It also has a talk-

said,

Planning has been under

10 per cent of Conestoga’s popularegistered with disability

suffer

syndrome,

tunnel

carpal

their

who

Turton said the three

display

who may

for students

ware and hardware. “With about 600 students (about

Turton said Dragon Naturally Speaking is a handy tool. The software allows a person to speak naturally into the computer as it types

upgrades.

Wilkins

will

And from

The new hardware and technolo19gy updates include four new

use of electronic devices such as laptops. Space

ing dictionary and by using a highlighting tool can create study notes.

he was not

said.

from

have been made on behalf of the government to renew and expand the province’s highways, commu-

But,

said.

since this time last year, Wilkins

learning resources at Conestoga College, said funding is coming

SuperBuild, a program sponsored by the Ontario government. Multi-year investments

Robles

lack of knowledge,”

a

need greater access to resources and part of that includes places for study and research.”

project will cost approxi-

the

was

for the students. In today’s world,

students

For the first time in eight years, Learning Resource Centre will be expanding.

“It

Services Awards

However, Robles said there was resistance to approve the

the

sary.

college, not CSI.

for the pilot project

some

By DIANA O’NEILL

Program (OSAP) bur-

students with disabilities.

of governors.

require

the

upgrades because of a misunderstanding about an Ontario Student

vative services for post-secondary

each year,” said Francesco Robles, who is on the CSI board of directors and Conestoga College board

are already at

who

the

in

technology the from lected enhancement fees, which all fulltime students pay into with tuition

had not realized how old the technology in the lab was. “When I found out that we were or

was chosen

continued support for the lab. “CSI approved the money col-

Susan said equipment,” Turton, who works in the lab. “It’s state of the art and students love it." CSI President Jon Olinski said he

accept

aware of any previous call for funding for the lab and added the request must have been made to the

ended

new

disadvantage,

participate

The funding

designed to help students with learning and physical disabilities do their work. “It’s wonderful to have all this

a

after the college

was slow to recommendation for

said the association

Assistant

Learning Opportunities Project, which was a government initiative testing inno-

Conestoga approved $30,000

putting students

be done as soon as possible,”

said.

ment

after

who

knew something need-

Students first got a taste of the easy-to-use programs and equip-

recently

busy installing and updating hardware for the adaptive technology

computer

to

I

He

upgrades

in

is to

bring the resources to the user.” Lai hopes on working closely

ted to

making

commit-

their career here.”

Lai said he and the other

LRC

working to make overall environment better for staff

are

the the

students. “I like looking at the big picture

and having a challenge, but

good one,” he

said,

think with the end clients will

adding, result,

be pleased."

a I

the


News

SPOKE, March

Don’t be a victim The By AIMEE WILSON The number of sexual date rape cases

high

is

according

is

two

is

now

it

it

would never end, but that winter is finally

retreating.

The

because

months have been snowstorms, flash

past four

Idled

universities and a

with

freezes, and, of course, cold temperatures.

college.

Cullen, who has been with the centre for two years, spoke to students at Conestoga Residence and

Canadians are known for their resiliency towards winter, but most of us probably wondered, when is this cold stuff going to end? There

Conference Centre March II. Around 25 to 30 students showed up

were

countless

mornings

hear Cullen’s information and advice regarding this subject.

nights the temperature

"We see a lot of date rape drugs,” she said, adding, “Eighty per cent

in Ontario. But,

to

were ter

of these cases involve drugs.”

According the

number

to Cullen, alcohol

drug involved

1

in

living in the

“We

“We

(Photo by Aimee Wilson) Cathie Cullen, a nurse with the sexual assault treatment centre, provided information on date rape and sexual assault at the

Conestoga Residence amd Conference Centre on March

GHB

readily available

to Cullen,

and easily made. Benzodiazepine, common sleeping pills and antihistamines have also been used in cases. Although there have been

is

OK.

rumours

Last year, the centre treated 250 victims.

treated

The

pretty

“It's

high,"

said

The common age group

Cullen.

18 to 22 year olds.

is

centre works on a 24-hour

call basis out

of

St.

Mary's hospital

Memorial Cambridge Hospital. “The youngest we’ve

and

seen

is

five years old,” said Cullen.

that

is

some

date rape drugs

result in sterilization, Cullen says

there

no such

is

thing.

Victims have authority over

how

11.

able to see a sexual assault evi-

dence

kit.

The

kit is

on every

hospital

brought to the

do neces-

call to

sary treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, and assessments and

treatment for pregnancy.

When

victims leave the hospital

they receive information on recommendations for follow-up treat-

names of

originally thought this win-

is

thought to occur

“This winter has been consistently colder than the last nine,” said

meteorologist Harold Hosein of the

City

(GHB) and flunitrazepam (Rohypnol). According

as afterwards,

present

to

offer

counselling at the hospital as well if

required.

Students at the presentation were

Cullen advises people

who

think

they have been sexually assaulted to

atmosphere’s flow was directed farther south than before.

At

this

it

and we may be heading toward above normal temperatures for the in Ontario unseasonably warm

to

was summer

made

feel like

it

Then the record-breaking heat wave ripped through Canada last summer creatin April.

ing havoc for farmers.

The heat damaged most of

their

crops, and the lack of rain caused a severe drought, especially in the

provinces. Fanners in Manitoba and Saskatchewan had to have hay delivered to their animals from Ontario farmers because of prairie

Environment Canada

also predicting that this

ward. but for reasons not yet fully understood to meteorologists, the winds can become reduced or even

summer

will

is

again be

extremely

hot.

reversed.

why Canada

has experi-

Environment Canada

enced unseasonably warm temperatures through the different sea-

predicting that Ontario

This

is

sons.

“The forecasts

are given

for a

is

going to have a colder spring than experienced over the last few years. British Columbia and the Yukon will be experiencing the

by Environment

temperatures

be like for the upcoming sea-

“January

much ters,”

during

warmest and

April

May. But. Environment

Canada

predicting that this

is

summer

also will

again be extremely hot for every right across Canada. Through the months of June. July and August, they are predicting

province

son.”

because there’s help,” she

currently

is

three-month period for each season

contact the centre or police. “Call, said.

in

upper

the

The winds normally move west-

information on sexual assault.

be

also

station

"Basically,

there are changes in the normal patterns of trade wind circulation.

will

would

Pulse television

Toronto.

when

tended to them, names of police officers involved if necessary, a list of the treatments they received and

who

worker, physician and nurse

last

the drought.

Nino

have evidence collected, a SATC physician would be called. The police will also be called if the victim wishes. A SATC social worker

social

New

Barrie.

longer this year.”

it

Canada,” said Brintnell. “We even have the outlook for spring posted on our Web site, predicting what the weather

the

the

in

“The colder temperatures may

temperatures that

ments,

the

station

Last spring, people

ter.”

El

Ontario,” said meteor-

television

were treated

thorough they want to be examined by SATC. If the victim chooses to

Other date rape drugs mentioned at the presentation were gamma hydroxybutyrate

VR

in

Bob McIntyre of

spring.”

“But because of a cold vortex of air that moved down and affected parts of Canada, the weather was colder than had originally been andcipated for this win-

police or a bouncer. “Bouncers are

good idea to always said. It is be with someone who is sober to

be

arctic

advised to contact family, friends,

also a

to

this

was going to be milder because this is an El Nino year,” said Kari Brintnell of Environment Canada.

alcohol,

trained to look for signs,” Cullen

was going

been mild ologist

appears that we have seen the last of the extremely cold air,

ter

non-alcoholic

beverage or only a small amount of dizziness, confusion or sudden feelings of drowsiness. Sedative substances can affect the ability of consciousness and memory under the drug's influence. If a person is feeling abnormal while at a bar or club, they are

thought

was milder than normal.” “The previous four winters have

time

Environment Canada

Signs to watch for include the feeling of extreme intoxication

sure everyone

win-

Kari Brintnell,

watch the bartenders make your “Sometimes, the bartenders are in on it,” she said.

make

this past

a weather station that monitors conditions, in Kanata, near Ottawa. “However, December

milder.”

drinks.

a

we

Yukon, instead of

was

originally

winter

college and university scene.

consuming

felt like

colder than previous ones?

Cullen advised students never to leave their drinks unattended, never accept drinks handed to you and to

after

and

is

date

rape and sexual assault cases. It is easily accessible and popular within the

employee of

seems

felt like

It

the

at

Waterloo Region Sexual Assault Treatment Centre (SATC), who said the reason for this

NOE

Cathie

to

Cullen, a registered nurse

the city has

winter that

By JASON

Region.

This

— Page 3

2003

would not die

and Waterloo

assault in

24,

and

February

were

colder than previous winsaid

Rob

Hounsell,

an

above normal temperatures.

College Royal more than just cattle By JEFF

MORLEY

Summer Holmes,

a

member

of

the student executive that organizes

Organizers

this

at

College

annual

year’s

79th

Royal

at

University of Guelph tried to show that event

is

not just an agricultur-

and runs the largest open house in Canada, says the event isn’t just

tive.”

agricultural.

Royal

This

year

marked

This year organizers

included

more events from the school’s colleges at the open house. While the livestock show, square dancing and the logging competition have long

been a part of the

12-day event,

the

tried to integrate

university

and the show.

unique programs for the public to

are also hoping that

just the

OAC

contest

attempted to appeal and

cater to

more

different people.

Knoll came to College watch her daughter and

see

to

all

the

other things

third-year art history student

in

attendance this year.

special

Jeff

“It’s a

his tw

o sons

good opportunity

to get

because

that the event it

is

entirely

beautiful day." he said.

was

show

off

nor-

(Photo by Jeff Morley)

great."

For

more

information

College Royal go to their

while being open to the public. us a chance to

“We

mally take them to the science show every year. This year we saw the photography contest. It

organized and run by students, “It gives

Young brought

to see the sights.

the kids out of the house on a

Holmes explained is

and

(Ontario Agricultural

said that 30.000 to 35.000 people

were

to

her Australian shepherd in the dog show. “I came to see the dog show'

more

College).”

The

Jackie

here.”

“We

enjoy.

Programs, such as the chemistry magic show or the photography

25th

fashion

colleges and clubs be involved, not

has

more diverse and

the

show 50th anniversary of the dog

anniversary of the

al tradition.

community and to each other from an entirely student perspec-

to the

at

about

Web

site

www.collegeroyal.uoguelph.ca.

Reza

Imamidoost. a graduate student

College, probes around

as a teaching tool and

in

for

at the

Ontario Agricultural

Snowflake's stomach. The research.

cow

is

used


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Commentar

— SPOKE, March 24, 2003

Have respect

for

public officials way politicians in this councome under their jurisdicthey are human beings that remember should we

We may

not always like the

try handle certain policies that tion, but

and deserve

to

be treated with respect - not to mention the

office. fact that our votes elected them to This respect was definitely lacking on

March 10 when jostled, heckled was Witmer Education Minister Elizabeth meeting of the a leaving when punched and allegedly Catholic teachers union. but The minister had agreed to participate in this meeting the that clear was it was met with hostility. From the outset out not and protocol of because union had only invited her of respect for her position in provincial government. that when In the Hamilton Spectator it was reported Witmer arrived at the hotel to make her speech, she was union officials that the teachers did not want to hear

by what she had planned to say. Instead of a speech they wanted her to give a few opening remarks and then answer told

questions.

The same article went on to say that Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty and N[DP leader Howard Hampton were given an earlier opportunity to deliver their comments without any incident of disrespect. Witmer agreed to keep her comments to a minimum, foregoing her speech and answering a few questions, but when she made her way out of the room, the childish

behaviour occurred. This action went too far. These people were supposed to be professionals in whose care we leave our children anc they behave in a manner we wouldn’t even expect from their students. What kind of example is this to set? The extreme unprofessionalism of the action did not go unnoticed and the head of the union did send an apology to Witmer the next day, but an apology should not have been necessary since the action should never have been taken.

Kathy McVean, the outgoing president of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association, sent the letter expressing her deepest apology to the education minister. the In the Toronto Star, McVean is reported as saying that association does not condone violence and a full investigawill be conducted to determine the involvement of tion

members of the

have taken the whole For her part, Witmer overly shaken at the appear not did She stride. episode in What else could apology. the accepted graciously and time Witmer’s policies as education minister are not something you agree with, such action is not the answer and is unlikely to promote any kind of change. She may have gotten a little wet from the water thrown on her, but such is she really going to change her policies because of if

an action? such a way, would their demands likely, they would be punished, which

had acted

be given into? More is exactly what needs

now

in the

who

there are parents

in

to

happen

to these people.

And where does

cannot afford

to give their children three

day.

States

meals a

There are people who need

a loved one

These are

to

who have just

do with France; the term

taking place in the U.S.

the style of

But instead of doing something constructive, such as combating

cooked.

these kinds of problems, the U.S.

few places

government has decided its

Two weeks ago menus

change

to

on

fries,

some

offer

freedom

toast

now

and freedom

fries.

thing

I

does nothing to

hurt France. Certainly,

it

pommes

Changing

that

France has

name of something

ing view

is just

ridiculous.

on the

also hypocritical

American soldiers made for them during the First and Second World Wars. Some Americans

U.S. The United States

believe that without their help,

their

France could be a part of Germany

opinion

right

busy drudging up

is

it

And

it’s

part of the

advertised

is

as being the land of the free. People

are supposed to be able to speak

mind, no matter what is.

their

But apparently France

cannot have

now.

Revolution. If

it’s

the

just because a nation has an oppos-

too easily forgotten the sacrifice

its

opinion on the war.

Evidently freedom of speech in the ,

U.S. only applies as long as you

history, they

-

agree with everyone else.

shouldn’t forget the American

may

cause a stir in the media, but

war? Are Americans going to start “Oh look, the freedom geese are flying back home for the

saying,

summer?”

frites (fried apples).

However, while the legislature

have ever heard.

First of all, this

is

that

Iraq. Instead

restaurants will

one of the even refers to them

The U.S. claims

of

measles as freedom measles? And what if Canada opposes the

called chips and in France they're called

their

to protest France’s opposi-

tion to the attack

is

as french fries. In Britain they’re

waste

legislators urged

owners

that

refers to

the potato

Also, North America

doing ridiculous things.

time by

restaurant

to

how

of

name

What about Germany? Are they going to start referring to German

Opinion

few of the thou-

just a

title

a country that opposes them?

lost

sands of examples of the suffering

the United

the line? Is the United

everything that bears the

Leach man

an incurable disease.

draw

States going to alter the

Lesley

help battling a drug addiction.-

There are people

in fries tory at Saratoga in 1777.

United States,

This has to be the most ludicrous

she really do after all?

If students

Right

of serving french toast and french

union. appeal's to

Even

Keep the french

If the

weren’t for the

U.S.

is

so concerned with

keeping the world free of terrorists

not like France gets a commission

military aid the French provided

off everything sold in the U.S. that

for

begins with the word french.

Britain, the U.S. might not have

Secondly, french fries aren’t even

gained

from France, they originated

believed that the supplies of French

of something in order to oppose another country is simply a waste

gunpowder secured America’s

of time.

in

Belgium. The name has nothing

to

them during

its

their battle with

independence.

It is

and

tyrants, then

trate

vic-

on

that.

it

should concen-

Changing

the

name

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2003

24,

Professor says Bush shouldn’t be impeached By PETR CIHACEK demonstrations against the war on Iraq.

“Bush is the most incompetent and dangerous president in living memory.” This

“The

impeach Bush and stop him from threatening Iraq,” .she

according to prominent

is

MP

Labour

Australian

said,

Mark

And Latham is not the only wellknown individual to make such a comment about American President George W. Bush in connection with

Conestoga College the idea of getting

was

described Bush as a Christian thug,” and

Ducros, the chief spokesperson for Prime Minister Jean Chretien, caused a lot of con-

U.S. a

“moron.” Frustrated by the Iraq crisis, Canadian Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish promptly described all Americans as “bastards.”

And

there are groups

ber of the Californian chapter of

Women’s

president

a

unless

commits a high crime or

treason.

is

thinks

he

following the course

right,” said Dale. “Folly and short-sightedness are not the grounds for is

impeachment.”

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

— When asked about the right solu-

Conestoga College politics professor Michael Dale says demands for Bush’s impeachment are unrealistic, even though he understands the feelings of people who make such demands.

tion for the “Iraq crisis,”

would be easier if he was a dictator. “And that’s exactly what’s hap-

Dale said he did not think that there was any crisis to solve as Saddam Hussein did not do anything to

pening

raise security concerns.

that

League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). "We think Bush is a criminal. He stole the election; he’s committed

many crimes

constitution,

“(Bush)

and individ-

go even further. “We’re demanding an impeachment,” said Carol Brouillet, a mem-

understand their sentiDale about WILPF

cannot be impeached

he

uals that

the

can

and similar organizations. “But there are no grounds for Bush’s impeachment.” Dale explained that within the

Francoise

Bush

Bush impeached

ments,” said

playwright,

calling

politics pro-

realistic.

“I

Harold Pinter, a respected British

by

sanctions

fessor Michael Dale did not think

his plans to attack Iraq.

troversy

UN

adding that the

should stop so the Iraqis “have access to food and medication.”

Latham.

“hired

best solution (for the Iraq

crisis) is to

International

against the people of

Texas and America.”

1

1

attacks

Bush’s administration

started attacking people of

Middle Eastern descent and gave sweeping powers to the FBI. She compared it to Adolf Hitler who also used a teran excuse to severe-

rorist attack as

Brouillet also said after the Sept.

ly

curtail

civil

liberties

of the

German

people.

what Bush is doing now,” she said. “The worst “That’s exactly

the world are in the

terrorists in

White House.” According to

Brouillet,

been quoted saying

in his administration.”

She also said organizations such as WILPF used to be ignored by the mainstream media but it has changed because of the worldwide

Bush has

that everything

“Nobody wants

to say why the Osama bin Laden Qaeda to Saddam Hussein

focus went from

and and

al

he said.

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others. For students at Conestoga College, this

weeks

finally over.

means

that this

much anticipated summer

of school remaining until the

is

For many graduating students, the 'home stretch'

exams

finally

sprung. After one of the coldest winters

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— SPOKE, March 24, 2003

Page 6

Deadline for taxes April 30 By CARLA The dreaded

here,

is

He added a T2202A

a few extra dollars in their

mean

tax refund

$300

to

Henry

and some

receive $1,000 or more. But, for students to get

this

possible audit.

April 30.

it’s

“As

tips

unsure of their taxes. First, tuition and education amounts for courses taken in 2002 are credited to both

Henry

not there,”

government

the

or those just

filers

know Conestoga does

I

you

just write

it

it

the facility

is

a recognized institu-

and part-time students. “Both amounts reduce taxes federally and provincially, but do not

problem if the course description is not on it. Another drawback students may be unaware of is textbooks and sup-

create a refund,” said Henry.

plies

full-time

have

also

Students

a

choice

unused portion of their tuition and education amounts to a parent, spouse or grandparent or to carry it forward to transfer the

whether

for use in future years. “If a student decides to transfer

tion there shouldn’t be a

never deductible, said

are

Henry. Therefore, culinary students can’t claim their knives, journalism students can’t claim their cameras

On

with

the plus side, the first $3,000

of a scholarship or bursary granted to a student for a program they

The

was

stage

up and the

set

audience had gathered around, but the comedian never arrived.

Many Conestoga gathered

March

the

in

had Sanctuary on students

12 at 12:30 p.m. to await the

performance of standup comedian

Ryan

Belleville.

Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) events programmer Jody Andruszkiewicz had the unfortunate task of informing the crowd of the cancellation.

Once

announcement was number of students in the

the

made, the

Sanctuary thinned out considerably.

“He was supposed at

to

go on stage

12:30 p.m. and his agents didn’t

call

me

any

with

Nobody had

problems.

me,” said am extremely

called

Andruszkiewicz. “I upset.”

“Quite honestly, this

makes

ly,

really bad.”

CSI events programmer

As

tised for

weeks

“Quite honestly,

CSI look

this

makes

really, really bad,”

the

it’s

have fun with his extra money. “I’m going boozing.”

good cam-

for students living off pus, but for on-campus residents, living on it’s not so good. “Students

news

manager

can't claim rent as a deduction because cities allow residen-

Other deductions students are eligible for are moving expenses,

campus

Canadian Pension Plan benefits, child-care expenses and rent.

cies breaks

Henry said to be able to deduct moving expenses to go to school, students had to have received a scholarship. But, students moving home for summer employment can

dents could claim $25. For those paying rent for accommodations off campus (excluding room and board which is never

such as gas, meals, truck rentals and the breaking of a lease, he added.

deduct

expenses,

“Under the you can deduct gas at 43.5 cents a kilometre and three meals a day at $1

without receipts,” said Henry.

1

said. But,

on property taxes,” he

he added on-campus stu-

deductible), the year’s amount can be deducted as long as it’s not paid

And

H&R

said

$49

WHAT YOU MAY NEED TO DO YOUR TAXES: -

T2202A

-

T4s (taxable employment)

-

Babysitter’s receipts

-

Rental receipts (or

“Cable, Internet and utilities as is never deductible,”

-

lastly, all

employment

able and reportable even

if

is

tax-

T4AP (CPP child

Receipt for interest paid on a student loan

no T4

Sanctuary

Sanctuary.

ance of

at the

Canadian Organization

Campus Activities conference

in

summer. The conference gives school programmers from across Canada the chance to view young talent. “I thought I would give our students something different,” said Andruszkiewicz. “We’ve had some real top name acts in the past, and let’s give some young up-and-com-

Guelph

this

ers a shot to get

some exposure.

This time the situation was different because Belleville

much

was

in

Los Angeles auditioning for television pilots. His agency called Andruszkiewicz later that day and informed him that Belleville would

for

shows

“Some people we’re going

scheduled show.

“This

is totally

unprofessional on the talent’s part,

and

unacceptable

totally

in

my

opinion.” Andruszkiewicz

is.”

Andruszkiewicz feels this is also unfortunate because the students are coming out to see the scheduled talent, and not just having lunch in

the talent’s part, and totally unac-

the Sanctuary.

ceptable see

to

live

lunch entertainment which is topnotch, and they’re genuinely excit-

is

comedy

for free.”

the second time a comedi-

show up. CSI wishes

an has failed to uation

the

It is

change, but unfortunately

it

a

sit-

could

it is

out

Last semester on Oct. 22, comedian Russel Peters failed to

show

broke down in Mississauga while he was driving

after

don’t cancel nooners.”

nately

Andruszkiewicz explained they would never postpone these shows

because of the twisted Tuesday

his

car

to the college.

His agent tried to reschedule the for later that day, but unfortuit

could not be arranged

movie night

in

the

Sanctuary.

“This

is totally

in

unprofessional on

my

opinion,”

said

Andruszkiewicz. “Especially after having a couple hundred students in the

see

Sanctuary that came out to

this.

“Now

they are going to think that

we’re a bunch of idiots that don’t know what we’re doing, and that’s not

my

fault, it’s the talent’s fault.”

bad for the CSI and the guy that had to go up there and tell everyone that the comedian wasn’t coming,” said general arts and science student Cirby Coulter. “It’s not their fault that he didn’t come.” “The comedian is not setting a good example to everyone,” said general arts and science student Ken Feltis. “In the working world “I felt

we

are expected to follow through

with things, and this

is

kind of dis-

still

has faith in

appointing to see.”

Andruszkiewicz

in

the

to

have back because there has been an overwhelming response; others we might not have back because there hasn’t been that type of

long after his

not be appearing,

Because he had never been here before it was a fresh face and now students still don’t know who he

show

es,

year

PEER

benefits

slip) -

added Henry.

next

letter

from the landlord)

to see Peters perform.

full

and

(for tuition

education amounts)

time for quite awhile. Andruszkiewicz saw his perform-

comedy

Block

flat rate fee to

e-file a regular return.

well as food

at

Henry

offers students a

to a relative.

And

to help students prepare their

taxes,

conference again this

“Here we "are advertising events and we don’t pull it off. It’s one thing to cancel an event because you want to spend time promoting another, but we

Andruszkiewicz.

said

response,” he said.

of their control.

said

for rent,

Henry

and he plans on bringing back the same number of comedians

This

by the CSI.

But, Dan Clarke, a first-year marketing student, said he’s going to

receive the

the talent he signs for performanc-

quality of

This would have been the first time that Belleville performed for the college, and he had been adver-

pay off debts with her refund.

Social

Andruszkiewicz was luckily able to reschedule the show for this March, because he wanted to give Conestoga students the opportunity

ed to see free comedy,” he said. “To go to Yuk Yuks it costs $ 1 5 per person, and here you can see the same

Jody Andruszkiewicz,

to

on

plan

students

doing with their extra cash? Julia Decicco, a part-time student at the college, said she is going to

because there is nothing else competing with them during the day. His agent had billed Belleville as a young talent who had been doing

“They come here

the CSI look real-

So what do

mar-

law, qualify for a

Number

government

the

doesn’t accept 10 or 15 percent “as this amount is not usually correct.”

deductions.

Comedian a no-show By JASON NOE

single,

because

track

are also par-

babysitter’s

the

Insurance

...”

simplified method

and so on.

labour and tips.” He also said students reporting tips should keep

must have a receipt

fied students

Canada Customs

and Revenue Agency said as long as the certificate specifies whether the student is full or part time and

common

casual

includes

“This

Henry.

between

portion of their child-care expenses to be deducted. Henry said quali-

Lloyd Henry, client service

who

students

whether they are

ried or

if

in yourself.

But, an agent at

at 43.5 cents

adding

said,

will not accept

And ents,

“Under the simplified method you can deduct

gas

are

$170 per month.

off student loans

personal loans can’t be deducted.

not include the course information and it can really hurt the students if

Lloyd Henry, client service manager at H&R Block in Kitchener, said the company is committed to for first-time

far as

when paying

who

18 and 25 and have had a parent critedie. All students fitting these about ria are entitled to benefits of

from government agencies, such as OSAP, interest is deductible. But student lines of credit or interest on

said the slip should have

they cash, much-appreciated should be aware of what they can and cannot claim on their personal tax return, which must be filed by

some

said

the students’ course description on during a it or else it will be rejected

may

students and he offered

required to

students in late February.

about a

to

entitled

are

students

$200

post-secondary

full-time

full-time students

$3,000 must be reported. Another area students are familiar with is interest on loans. Henry

claim tuition. According to the Registrar, the forms were mailed to

pockets.

Most

is

slip is issued to the student, said

benefits are also available to

CPP

claimed education amounts for, is tax-free. Only amounts exceeding

est income,” said Henry.

students taxes can

many

but for

tax season

*'

(up to a maximum of $5,000) to his or her parent the best benefit is to give it to the parent with the high-

SANDHAM

SERVICES

Andruszkiewicz will attend the

new

summer

to

and also to evaluate what he wants to do with the comedy program next year. representing agency The Belleville will be giving the CSI

scout

talent,

back their deposit because he to perform at the college.

failed


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SPOKE, Month

Political

By STACEY MCCARTHY

Parliament

Students interested

in Canadian and the country's economfuture have an opportunity to

(valued

a

in

Canada Scholarship Fund, kicked off March 3. The awards program is open to It

is

estimated that two-thirds of wolf deaths are caused by

college or university in

2004

Ontario activists

in a

school

Canadian the 2003-

years.

George

Marsland, Magna’s director of corporate citizenship, says college and university students are chosen because, “They are our future leaders, those who present the opportu-

develop

innovative

who

claim that wolves in Ontario are under threat, are pushing the government to create a

be a tragedy for the ecosystem,”

Ontarians eligible to trap them, while there are only approximately 8,000 wolves left in the province. The wolf population in the Algonquin Provincial Park has been decreased by half since the 1960s to approximately 150 to 175 wolves. That is another reason why

Kuperman, a

Earthroots

protection plan to limit wolf hunting and trapping. “Wolves represent the top of the food chain and if they are att mur-

dered,

will

it

humankind and said Alexandra

member

There are 328,000 Ontarians eligito hunt wolves and 16,000

ble

local

of the grassroots environ-

mental organization Sierra Club. “As an Ontarian, I feel that I have an

launched The Wolves Project

Ontario!

push

to

the

provincial government to provide

who

co-ordi-

nates the program. “We’re looking

is

of

is

regional view.”

that the

sustainable

and can be used

November when

change

to

the

last

Ministry of

Natural Resources announced a moratorium on wolf hunting and

(for hunting).”

trapping in 39 towns surrounding

Maria Dealmeida,

Algonquin Park. The decision was made because the wolves often venture outside the park where they were no longer

Ontario Ministry of

Natural Resources

protected.

According

to the

environmental

It

is

estimated that two-thirds of

were caused by hunters and trappers who were free to kill them as soon as they crossed the

group Earthroots. Ontario is North America's worst jurisdiction when comes to protecting the wolf it

their deaths

population as there is no provincial wolf protection plan. There is no limit on how many wolves can be killed outside our provincial parks. Raccoons are

park boundaries.

There

Dealmeida. section

Wildlife

from

of the

the

is

no

limit

on how

killed

outside our provin-

Ontario

cial

parks.

missed all concerns by saying that hunting does not threaten the wolt “In recent years there hasn't been

wolf populaOntario," said Dealmeida.

any habitat loss of the

the population

do not like the moratorium automatically expires June 2004. "We're pushing the government However,

is

is

that

nity

will

bound copies of prime

present

to

their essays

have the opportuthe deputy

to

minister and to tour Parliament,” says Marsland.

The

national

from these

10.

winner is chosen The winner is given

an additional $10,000 and the offer of a one-year internship at Magna, valued

“We

at

$50,000.

suit

the internships to the

candidates,”

says

Marsland. “Interns at Magna can be involved in NGOs (non-government organi-

is,

“If

semifinalist will be presented with

a

$500 cheque and a

certificate

of

achievement.

Only 10

Magna

International

It

has

a

is

more than

73,000 employees and branches in 22 countries around the world, and

more than $13 billion in annual sales. The company contributes two per cent of its pre-tax boasts

profits as a charitable donation to

the

As Prime Minister Awards.

“We

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Food poisoning By JA SON NOE

ingested,”

Be careful whal you eat, foodborne illnesses can quickly make

county

health

Bennett.

“Symptoms of salmonella

you sick. Food poisoning

poisoning can occur within 72 hours of eating the contaminated food. But most people begin expe-

ness

that

a type of

is

ill-

from eating

originates

foods that contain harmful bacteria or toxins.

Everybody needs

to eat to sur-

vive, but society forgets is

it

how

riencing the illness in the

36 hours

after eating

Elaine

first

12 to

the tainted

food.”

Bennett.

Health Canada also believes that cases of food poisoning rise in the

summer when more people

Health Canada sets policies and standards governing the safety and quality of all the food that is sold

soning

across Canada.

coli.

Some

illness.

may

people

dards.

trendiest restaurants are suscepti-

releasing

What

comes down

it

to are a

It

is

the job of the

Canadian Food Inspection Agency to enforce these policies and stan-

cause this problem, however, this isn’t always the case. Even the

couple of simple precautions: safe food handling and preparation. Health Canada estimates that every year almost two million Canadians suffer from sicknesses caused by food-borne bacteria. About 30 of these cases are fatal. Almost 99 per cent of food poison-

They

also are responsible for

warnings to the public when there is a recall or warning about a certain food.

“Foods

to

be aware of include

poultry, meat, fish, shellfish, milk

and eggs,” said Bennett. “These foods are categorized as hazardous foods because they are capable of supporting the growth

Barbecue syndrome

Those who develop this syndrome frequently report they ate ground beef prior

may

to

not get sick at

feel like they

all,

have a bad

borne

illness.

dling food has dirty hands or fin-

and headaches.

The symptoms themselves can appear anywhere from 30 minutes

two weeks

person has come in contact with a food-borne bacteria, although in most cases it to

usually

after a

happens

in

the

48

first

hours. The time delay makes it extremely difficult to link an illness with a food-related cause. “Symptoms usually have a gradual onset and can last for several

and the food has been stored area that

is

not

at

an the proper temin

perature.

and how they should properly handle cooked food. “Most people believe it is necessary to cool down food to room temperature before refrigerating. But, investigations of food-borne illnesses,

ways

(Photo by Jason Noe)

Food-borne illnesses and preparation.

in

food can be prevented by safe handling

that E.

can infect meat products.

this

“The bacteria gets mixed into processed meat through fecal matter, pus, and urine which gets mixed in with processed meats. This is a result of filthy and fastpaced operations at the plants

temperature will

teria.

Once

kill

the cooking

most baccomplet-

is

ed, maintain the foods temperature to

60 C. This temperature

allow bacteria to multiply

will not

if

there

is

themselves, not to mention they lack frequent and strict inspec-

any post contamination. Health Canada suggests these simple tips in order to reduce the risk of contracting a food borne-ill-

tions.”

ness:

Bennett

Bennett believes there are myths that the public has about food-borne

and

Kiki Hubbard of the Center for Food Safety in Washington, D.C.,

because people often mistake a food-borne illness for the flu since

pain, diarrhea, nausea, chills, fever

flu,

will need seven to nine days to recover from this type of food-

is

gers, the cooked food has come in contact with raw meat that is being prepared in the same area, the food has been under-cooked,

infected

others will

some may experience life-threatening symptoms. Most people

says there are other

many of the symptoms are similar. The symptoms include, stomach

their sick-

Some who become

ness.

coli

stances including, the person han-

com-

the

given for a type of poicalled Verotoxigenic E.

Food can be susceptible to bacteria under a number of circum-

death are never reported. This

is

mon name

of bacteria.”

ing cases relating to illness and

are out-

side having barbecues.

easy

believe that only fast-food restaurants are the likely candidates to

that

and storage in large containers have been implicated in causing 56 per cent of food illnesses,” said

to actually contract a food-

borne

ble.

inspector

says

there

many

are

we

can do to minimize the risk of contracting food poisoning. “We must be aware of the foods which can cause food poisoning and handle these foods with care,” she said. She suggests cooking foods to an internal temperature of 74 C, as things

Beeswax candles can

Wash hands and surfaces with hot soapy water, before, during, and Always saniyour countertops, cutting boards, and utensils with mild bleach or water solution. Also, wash all produce thoroughly before eating or cooking it. Store and keep your raw meats after preparing foods.

tize

away from other meats, including during the preparation process. Use separate cutting boards

for

raw

meats or vegetables, and always keep your foods covered. One of the most important tips is to cook your food thoroughly. But be warned, cooking times and temperatures vary for different meats and poultry. Serve them quickly, and do not Jet them linger at room temperature where bacteria can begin to grow. Always refrigerate or freeze your leftover food within two hours of preparing it. Your refrigerator should be at a set temperature of 4 C and the freezer should be at —18 C.

help you breathe easy

LEACHMAN

By LESLEY

— Page 9

have consistently improper cooling

illnesses

revealed

2003

24,

30 Canadians a year

kills

depending on the bacteria said Windsor-Essex

days,

SPOKE, March

dies.

For Fraser these candles are

symbolic.

Beeswax candles quite

a buzz,

their

many

are

use beeswax candles for spirI use them for my practising as a meditations, “I

creating

itual reasons.

thanks in part to

benefits that regular

Buddhist. It is the purity that (draws) me to them,” says Fraser, who has been making candles for

For instance, they are non-toxic and candles

paraffin

lack.

non-allergenic.

about two years. “Also, in the Catholic church they use the symbol of the beeswax candle as a representation of Christ. The pure

You don’t have to worry about opening a window while burning them, unlike paraffin candles which let off fumes. In fact, paraffin candles can be dangerous to your health. According

wax

symbol for the sinless The wick symbolizes his soul and the flame his

to

www.beelites.com, paraffin

a

is

flesh of his body.

divinity.”

starts

Beeswax is many

also the key ingredi-

out as greyish-black residue from petroleum refineries. Then it is bleached, which creates dioxins,

ent in

then textured using carcinogenic chemicals and then artificially

creams, lotions and

scented.

only

And

candles.

“Beeswax

and

of petroleum

Beelites, in Arden, Ont. "Petroleum jelly,

baby

al oil all

oil, lip

balm, and miner-

come from

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)

who

runs the beeswax candle company,

Beeswax candles are non-toxic and non-allergenic in part because they don't let off any fumes. They also burn hotter, cleaner and longer than paraffin candles. Some claim that they release negative ions

which neutralize positive contaminants and clean the

ins, pollen,

mould and some

virus-

es.

“Anyone who

has

burned

a

scious.

But paraffin candles are

cheaper so unfortunately they

allergy suffers.

burning.

candles for her store Jennifer's Baskets in Maine, U.S. “They just

Negative ions, which neutralize the positive contaminants, clean the

have so many good qualities. They burn brighter, hotter and

from

dust, dust mite feces, tox-

lip

in

soaps,

balm." says

also

longer than other candles. They

sell

better."

Beeswax candles

are healthier for

use beeswax candles mostly because I don't have to worn about "I

1

my

The

makes a good list

(of items)

is

rust

end-

less."

Fraser works alone and makes about 500 to 700 candles a week. Last year he used about 5,000

pounds of beeswax, and expects

becoming more popular as people become more health con-

are

beeswax candle will generally not go back to paraffin." says Jennifer McMahon, who makes beeswax

air

air.

petroleum.

Check the label on some food items and you will see mineral oil in licorice and Gummi bears." However, beeswax candles are all natural and burn clean. People have also claimed that these candles produce negative ions while

it

inhibitor.

products that are considered safe but aren't," says Ian Fraser,

used

“It has been used for centuries by sail-makers to waterproof thread

residue. lot

is

Fraser.

candles are not the made with this

products

"There are a

other items, not just

family being allergic to any

scents or toxins that are released by

paraffin candles.” says

McMahon.

However, it is never a good idea burn paraffin candles and beeswax candles at the same time. The negative ion effect from the beeswax candles will cause the to

double

He

it

to

this year.

collects

the

wax from bee

yards across Canada, then cleans

it

and turns it into candles. The melted beeswax is thicker than other waxes, so a coarser wick

black soot of the paraffin to cling to the static surfaces of your

is required in beeswax candles. Fraser chooses to use fiber of jute

room.

from a

Health issues are not the only reasons for using beeswax can-

are

local supplier.

handmade and

to the candles.

The wicks

are then

added


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Featur e

— SPOKE, March 24, 2003

Children with Down’s capable of regular lives

Down’s syndrome does not define a person

By JULIANNA KERR In the first

moments of her

Janet Clark faced a big ques-

life,

without the condition is different. An adult with Down’s syn-

boy who was bom with an extra chromosome.

drome aspires to participate in community life, just like everyone else - education, employ-

know

I

tion.

What will his quality of life be? Cameron was bom with Down’s

That pesky

syndrome, caused by an error in cell division. he “I had mixed feelings when was bom,” she says. "I knew the second I saw him that there was something wrong, but the word “Down’s” didn’t come out at that in the

ting for Janet.

thing causes

He

respiratory problems and

Down’s syndrome. Down’s syndrome

room

ease.

is

normal.’”

tion affects physical

After begging for the doctor s professional opinion, Janet says the

lectual development.

finally

out.

(Photo by Julianna Kerr)

“But they wouldn’t really talk much about it,” she says. “They said they’d have to do all the genetconic testing before it could be

Cameron tion life

firmed.”

is

on.

ill

right

time to herself. She

turned out,

it

quite a healthy

regular visitation

Cameron was

at

newborn and Janet’s

Then came the questions about

But Cameron does well

own home. “He really Janet says.

how Down’s syndrome would

and

Cameron’s learning abilities. “You have some children who are profoundly affected and you have

beside him

affect

are only mildly affect-

I

this

his

Cameron, to minimize the strain on his knees. The one she has

35, primarily because those are the women- having the most

start

need

every

the house to

be right

moment

here.”

Cameron’s also comfortable

He

school.

Janet

is

looked

“He knows at

in

loves this house,”

really don’t

at

attends Crystal Bay, a

special needs school in the

us to it can be hard for communicate. He’s very intelligent and gets visibly frustrated when I just don’t get what he’s trying to tell me. It s been hard

often, so

developmental abilities for children with the condition are from moderate mental disability to near-normal development. The

currently trying to get a for stroller wheelchair-type

have a

point.

little.

who

routine

getting his point across sometimes. I don’t see him very

Association says the range of

secret

divorced and stay with

his father, they don’t really

away and

fears about quality of life faded a

those

is

The Calgary Down Syndrome

(among many others) says 80 per cent of babies with the condition are bom to women under

much

Ottawa

at

costs about $5,000 and

many myths One of

people, there are the

most common

for

is that

women

over the age of 35 are the most

demographic

likely

to

have

babies with Down’s. In fact, the

Association

Minnesota

While the likelihood of

she can’t afford it, so she’s trying to get some help with that. One organization has already turned her down, saying Cameron does-

babies.

n’t qualify because he’s developmentally disabled, not physically disabled. In any case, she’ll keep

giving birth to a child with the

giving birth to a baby with Down’s increases with maternal age, the average age of a

condition

is

woman

26.

Numbers vary, depending on where you look, but my research has led me to a common belief that Down’s syndrome occurs in approximately one out of every 750 births. It is accepted as fact that Down’s syndrome is the most common chromosomal disorder.

ed,” Janet says.

area.

In spite of financial stress, health concerns and an insanely hectic

he’s growing.”

“They’re really good with him,” Janet says of the school’s staff members. “They even give me suggestions.

a

she had a crystal ball to see the

“If I have a problem with something at home, all I have to do is

future.

call

remember when he was bom, they said the magic year would be when he was seven years old. That’s when I’d know the severity

ideas.”

time job means that Cameron spends a fair amount of time at day care, so when they are home together, they make the most of it.

curriculum based on individual assessments of the children. The

they feel for each other is evident. They delight in each other and they

Other misconceptions I’ve encountered in my research include short life expectancy and the inability of the individ-

level.

school also has great activities for the kids. Cameron swims every

make

ual with

Cameron

is

progressively learn-

ing things, but Janet

still

wishes

“I

“Well, seven came and went and now he’s eight, and I still don’t know,” she says. But Janet tries not to worry too much about the unknowns. She and

them and they’ve got a million

Crystal

a

week and even

other

horseback

He

Bay has

is

specialized

gets to

go

schedule, Janet and

good

They

also in an integrated class,

together. Janet’s full-

sing and they play.

a great team.

moment

As

together.

for the future, Janet doesn’t

so he attends regular kindergarten every other Monday morning. It’s a great opportunity for him, but

have any answers.

she says. “I have to

ly dark days,” she says, “but then

enough. For now, though, one morning a week seems to be all the budget will

you'll have a really great day.

allow.

Cameron have and

it

seems

a nice routine going

to

work

quite well for

Janet fears

them.

“Sometimes you go through

real-

“The advantage with Cameron

is

I can see him work so hard to accomplish things that it makes me feel really good for him when he

that

finally

does

it.”

it

isn’t

These days, Cameron’s having some problems with the ligaments and tendons in his knees. They stretch but don’t snap back into place like they should. Surgery

is

The love

For now, they live one day at a time and try to make the most of every

riding.

life

Cameron have

“My

goal

is

just not to prevent

Down’s

to ever experi-

ence independence.

While serious heart defects can be quite common in the babies bom with this condition, many of the problems can now

be corrected by surgery.

Down

know how

to

to respond

When

he realizes I don’t understand him, he tends to give

up and go on

to

someone

else. I

don’t understand his sign language, and I have a hard time

recognizing his words. Christmas, that

Until

Down Syndrome of

me

to him.

trying.

“But to be truthful, you don’t know which it is until you’re working with the boy and

crazy

intel-

and

about Down’s syndrome.

it

and he

toys,

mom

his

with his boundless energy. The only real difference I see difficulties is that he has some

have been,” Janet says, “he’ll need to have surgery in another seven or eight years because the problem is actually with his genes. “So if he uses that joint overly, he’ll stretch it out again and he’ll only have to have more surgery.”

Janet finds

and his

loves driving

majority of individuals are mildly to moderately disabled. I have found, in speaking with

Cameron does

although

can’t sustain life.”

As

mom,

incredibly difficult to have

“At the same time,” Janet adds, “I was very lucky that Cameron wasn’t ill. A lot of these babies are

and they’re

a single

his friends

the only real option, and would most likely be successful. But there’s a catch. “If things continue the way they

that’s

a week.

going

As

bom

was

what keeps her going — the accomplishments of a little boy who tries so hard. That, and the support she gets from family, particularly her sister, and a helper who comes to her house about once

ers if the medical staff could be upfront and honest about the situa-

and what they think

Clark

Down’s syndrome, a genetic condidivision. But he leads as active a

born with

caused by an error in cell as any other eight-year-old boy.

And

Looking back, she says she hopes future mothers won’ t have to deal with that kind of stuff. She thinks it would be much easier on the moth-

tion

roves singing and watching videos. He loves playing with

He

at

What’s

came

cousin is just like every other 8-year-old kid I know. Granted, I don’t know too many kids. But he’s rambunctious and hyper and he loves Spider-Man.

My

is

wrong?”’ Janet says. And they were saying, ‘Well, he doesn t look

word “Down’s”

Down’s have jobs and apartments - just like the rest of us.

not a dis-

conception. Most of us have 46 chromosomes - 23 from mom and 23 from dad. A person with Down’s has 47. This condi-

think.

with the condition will be able to function completely independently, many adults with

extra error in cell division when chromosome material is present

control of the situation. “I was just madly saying, ‘Just

life.

Although not every person

is

It

which

comers whispering and the docwas trying frantically to get

me what you

family

has

some

a genetic condition caused, as far as medan ical science is concerned, by

birth was upsetThe nurses were all

tor

tell

ment, recreation and social and

knee troubles. He’s different. People set him apart and compare him to “normal” children. He is my cousin and he has

Cameron's

after

little

trouble communicating.

point.”

What was happening

a

him problems. He has some

condition

genetic

a

in

B y JULIANNA KERR

son’s

never seemed to get

We

is.

together

it

my mom let me in on a little

until

- it’s all about the music. Cameron was frustrated or

If

to do was - especially Christmas carols. Or the theme

distracted, all

had

I

sing

to

Spider-Man cartoon. He would stop what he was doing immediately and come right over to me, eyes wide, singing

to the

along.

started off too quickly,

I

not realizing that he loves music so much, he always wants to join

So

in.

I

slowed down and

we sang Jingle And there was bond between us

Bells together.

suddenly that

this

had never

previously existed. I saw him about a month ago and he called me by name something that has never happened before. He danced around and sang for me, and sat on the floor and played with me. He even sat still long enough for me to snap a few photos. Cameron’s like every “normal”

kid around. In

He

kid.

fact,

he

is

a normal

has health issues that

must be addressed, and he’s still too young for it to be really clear how Down’s syndrome will ulti-

them happen.

majority of individuals with the

mately affect him, but he’s just a And he’s a great kid. I bet he’ll be a caring, hard-working

hard though. You don’t want to set him up to fail, but you don’t want to hold him back either.”

condition are expected to live an

adult

average

family.

him from being

able to do things,”

make

sure

I let

“It’s

But

there’s

one thing she

is

sure

“Cameron’s

Syndrome

As

life

far as

span.

independence goes,

every person with Down’s different, just as every

of.

boy.”

The

Association of Toronto says the

just a

normal

little

is

person

kid.

I

-

just

just like the rest of

hope people can

know him and he

is

see

and not for

him

my

get to

for

who

his differences.


News 15th annual

Woodchuck shines at By NIC K

him two years

piece took

woodHow much wood could woodchuck if a chuck, chuck chuck wood? $25,000 worth, Well, about according to “Woodchuck” Charles Bernard, who was a participant at 15th annual

plete,

high-relief

wood

— Page 11

wood show

14, 15

in

One can

3D.

in

one of Canada’s

The

of his carvings. wife Bernard’s

were

...

his

draw people

his

work

by

the

for

more

than an hour.

She also takes credit for inspiring him to turn his hobby into his profession after seeing what he could

the

do.

Bernard

is

55 years old and

He

12th kid in his family.

is

the

is self-

taught, but learned the basics by

practising carpentry with his dad, who would always get him into the

shop.

“What

thought was punishment

I

was

at the time,

the

Cheryl,

in theatre

captivated

Woodchuck and

the

wood. Bernard has been featured on the CBC show On the Road Again with Wayne Rostad and was also featured on Arthur Black’s final season tour of Canada on Basic Black. During a visit to Dieppe, Jean Minister Prime N.S., Chretien was presented with one

every bird, animal and flower repterritories.

carving,

carved

is

who

called

where

be

to

she said, pointing out a family

in,” is

behind the image carved

picturesque carving incorporating

and

“He used

personality, his work,

a

actually put his or her finger in

he displayed many extraordinary pieces of work which he built over his 27 years of carving. The most noticeable was a large,

provinces

The piece has

Bernard practises what

renowned for his unique style of carving. At this year’s wood show,

resenting every

2003

Woodchuck.

com-

to

/days a week,

six

price tag of $25,000.

internationally

is

working

eight hours a day.

K-W Wood

Working Show, held March and 16 at Bingemans Park. Bernard

24,

HO RTON could a

this year’s

SPOKE, March

ing,”

he

actually a bless-

said.

His ability using a chisel has led

“Woodchip,” says people love the

to sales all over the world, includ-

ing

as

away

far

and

Japan

as

(Photo by Nick Horton)

Switzerland.

Despite his popularity, Bernard says many judges don’t like his

work because unfinished.

He

look over the displays at the 15th annual

Crowds Bingemans Park March

says that

is

the

way

and

is

for sale.”

Bernard professes the awards he has won, which are many, and the money that could be made, he is broke. "It and I cost me $2,000 to be here am not going to make a. dime, he

Monica Himmelman By AIMEE WILSON smile, She was greeted with a hug. big ;ary eyes and a Monica Himmelman, alumni

was

the June ervices officer, received award in the support-staff

what

Services :ategory at the Disability

disability

Dahmer

March

iwards ceremony

13.

in Sandra MacKinnon, a student foundations prothe human services

presented the gram, nominated and

award

to

Himmelman

at

the ceremo-

ny.

“Without her,

I

would have given

MacKinnon. The June Dahmer award was

up,” said

pre-

recognize sented in four categories to those

who have shown concern and

sensitivity to the

needs of students

Himmelman

reading.” Shortly after, put her in contact with

Himmelman had been teaching the the at life-span elective course met she when Waterloo campus MacKinnon. into reading the text-

Before

services.

MacKinnon was being

continue to be there for her. coAccording to Marian Mainland, almost ordinator for Disability Services, currently 600 students with disabilities

“That s attend Conestoga College. college popthe of cent per almost 10 ulation,” she said.

With

that

many

stu-

services dents the staff at disability and support rely heavily on the help staff.

such a wondeitul peistudents,” son in terms of helping provides “She adding, said Mainland,

“Monica

is

with outstanding support for students College." Conestoga at

K-W Wood Show

much

Included in the

was Canada’s

HGTV’s Show

weekend show

largest

woodcarving

In the

Workshop.

Kathy

co-ordinator

Beaumont says everyone family

in

the

is invited.

“Most of the people that come it’s an event here are hobbyists for the whole family,” she said, .

.

.

adding having reputable vendors are the key. “People are looking for everything they need under one roof; this

the place,” she said. a representative for shares the a vendor at the show, same opinion.

is

Hugh MaGill,

“It’s

to offer.

a

common

group.

interest

People come here for woodworking tools and that’s what

we

Dahmer award a cere

Himmelman

support,

sell.

y

helps

students

disabilunderstand and cope with their ities.

“I

and

know

God

that

in

she is one of he has put her

s

angels

my

life to

MacKinnon.

guide me,” said ° was Also present at the ceremonies

John Tibbits, of educaminister Winner, Elizabeth $tephenson, former tion, and Dr. Bette president

college

universities, minister of colleges and her who presented an award named in

honour. Stephenson

is

presently the chair

Opportunities Task of the Learning Force.

‘The people services)

are

in

this

very

area (disability

passionate,"

Tibbits, adding, ‘They ly committed to the serve.

You can

see

it

said

are absoluteclients

(Photo by Aimee Wilson)

they

in their faces.

When asked what it felt like to award win the June Dahmer me makes “It Himmelman replied, feel like a million bucks.

Monica Himmelman received the

June Dahmer aware

I

in

thesup-

ceremo y Disability Services awards oort-staff category at the a human MacKinnon, Sandra by March 13 She was nominated services foundation student.

TUESDAY

THURSDAY

WEDNESDAY

<

of the week.

attracts

competition, a kid’s workshop and seminars by John Sillaots, host of

disabilities

MONDAY

McDeals™ every day

long

tested for learn-

buddied up,” said ing disabilities. “We “I just always adding, Himmelman,

from faculty and

with disabilities.

“Two days

I

being able to understand

at

emotional Not only does she lend

I

tears of not

carved

different vendors and many so different people because it has

said.

receives the June

was stuck and panicking,” “I called said MacKinnon, adding, back the choking home at Monica

book

The many

Included in the middle of the dismade play is his coffin, which he

shows off one of his carvings. Charles ‘Woodchuck’ Bernard years. for 27 , carving been oaiv.My has ueen Bernard bernara nas

chronolog-

pay for his way back to Scotia from Kitchener. Bernard obviously isn't in it for the money, he is in it for the people and the way he can make people “Every once in a while you feel. touch someone’s soul," he said.

all

nui tuny

in. It

Nova

that despite

rnow uy

be buried

ing where x>ne can drop a toonie to

“My body

for sale, Bernard replied,

to

around the sides. A space at the end of the story has been left open for someone to carve when he dies. Included on the coffin is an open-

“The edges on this floor aren’t exactly straight because they aren’t supposed to be, the floor is old and has chips in it,” he said. When asked if all of his work

is

ically features his life story

carvings.

(

wood show

15 and 16.

looks rough and

it

he means it to be, pointing out a worn and tom floor in one of his

is

14,

McChicken

2

Cheeseburgers

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

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— SPOKE, March 24, 2003

Life

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polish bottle

throw out the never purchase

altogether,

and vow

to

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Henson

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This product comes in a variety of colours, all of which have a metallic finish to them. Sally

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specializes in nail care, and doing so, has created a reputation of trust and integrity. The comin

“They’re

relatively

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her

at

it,”

still

she

intact

always lose some polish I do that, but not this

chip. Just beautiful colour.”

Seems too good

to

Well, after passing

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nails along a kitchen cupboard.

strength of soft, brittle nails.

anytime and anywhere. Diana Hau, an esthetician for Sharons Nail Elegance in Kitchener, agrees with Aston’s

nail polish

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she said, as she applied a topcoat to a client’s freshly air brushed nails. Aston applied the Chrome Nail

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SPOKE, March

Canadians

enamel, bleaching products open the teeth’s pores, draw out the stains and then fill in the pore with

Crest

and

Whitestrips and Colgate Simply White. But what’s the difference between bleaching with

Crest

these products, and using products sold at dental offices? Basically,

comes down

it

teeth,

box of Whitestrips will set you back about $40. A bottle of Simply White costs about $15. But be advised, both treatments are not

A

he hadn’t told me, I would’ve bought the Colgate Simply White and been

her she couldn’t use the product, but that with Colgate Simply White you can’t put your lips over your

none the wiser.” Before she was aware of the problem with whitening her teeth, Samms had done some research and discovered that Colgate Simply

teeth for

my

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)

looking their whitest, a treatment should be reapplied every six months.

your

But

this is

teeth

no

and people Teeth whitening has become a popular social trend smile. brighter new, much as $350 for a are spending as

different than a pro-

get form-fitting

ment. At the Fairway Dental Clinic at Fairview Park Mall, the dentists

are

sell

Nu

your dental office is, of course, the cost. One box of Nu Pro Gold will

you back $350.

However,

agrees with Blyde’s statement.

this

does include a dental impression of your teeth, in order to create a proper-fitting mouth guard for the whitening material to be placed in, and enough material for a six-week treatment, with enough left over for few touch-ups, every six months.

Web

get But wait, there’s more, you also whitening proda dental approved big cash difuct. But is it worth the

ference? fied

with

assistant

the

This holds true for people

By JEFF

you

Hanna Boos, her nomination a lifetime achievement was

for sur-

Boos

She explains that a co-worker Keith from Wellington Hospice,

craft

Conrad, submitted the nomination. “I wasn’t expecting it. This year marks the eighth

it is

achievement.

selves.”

a While the course runs once to week. Boos also volunteers give them a and caregivers relieve

While no nursing duties are not required called for and Boos is

May

Boos earned

the nomination for

and 20 years of volunteer work, more recently, for creating an art therapy course at the Wellington Hospice. The clay pottery course focuses on palliative care patients, the terminally stricken.

ill,

and the

grief-

still

is

important.

“It just

matters that

I

am

human being ... We find that who we can share with someone dying,

because

is

we

and their

has a lot to do with

it

Samms

said. “I

mean who

wants to spend $350 and visit their dentist, when you can get a quicker and cheaper result by just walking into Wal-Mart or even Zehrs?

These companies have made

it

so

almost scary.” Yet, even with the accessibility and evident lower cost of these products, people are also still makbleaching the choice to purchase

easy,

it’s

ing kits from their dentist. “I

know

if

would

buy

Samms

said.

I had from

the option I dentist,”

my

research and

“After doing the

hearing stories about the products, with the Nu if I could, I would go If anysells. Pro Gold my dentist thing, I

would buy

it

for the piece

sold it to of mind that my dentist kid school high some not me, and doesn’t know at Wal-Mart who

But anything about the product. me.” just that’s hey,

by offering

event is the awards, says that the important for women, including

Mae

Potten

whose neighbour nom-

inated her. Potten

spends her time

and those visiting with the elderly leaving difficulty have people" who their

homes.

The March 7 issue of the Guelph Mercury reported that Stacy Kempel was nominated for the Youna,

Women of Distinction OAC student got to

award. The

Rural know a woman who used the decided then She Shelter. Women’s

it

teens.

think

very special. have so much,

ill

and

is

a

it

smile For Haywood, a whiter but wasn’t worth the awful taste, for a hole the in $40 was now he

abused develop a program where to stories their tell women could

there as

I

time.”

over

YWCA

enjoys teaching her she loves to work with

job handle any problems, her

about five

“I think

cost,”

products

comfort and dignity. Sue Richardson, the YMCAhonourary chairwoman for

The sculptor also says that build exciting to watch people can 'lou clay, the something with they build as people about lot tell a express themup a piece; as they

to

15.

to assists clients

ty of life of its clients

for a few

people.

break.

after

more minutes. So I spit it out, and same threw out the box at the

these chasing bleaching kits.

hospice

also

and

award winners will be announced at the River Run Centre

The

life

and worse tasting

by saliva, and remains on the teeth. Even with the awful taste of Crest Whitestrips and the possibilof washing away Colgate ity Simply White, people are still pur-

The families through the ordeal. qualithe improve to looks

hours.”

prise.

annual Women of Distinction 5S awards in Guelph. There are nominations for eight different including lifetime categories,

works

in

my mouth,” he said. All I could and I still taste was this awful thing It got gooey go. to minutes had 20

two minutes. This is a preventative measure to ensure the substance doesn’t get washed away

awards has 58 nominees

care for the terminally

pain and totally forget about their

worries in their

began to get a funny mouth. dissolve “It was beginning to

the

The clients can gather their tools, they have the their lump of clay and “What something. create to chance them is that they is so amazing for

Haywood

taste in his

by Teeth stains are often caused cofas such products, dark, harsh which get into fee, tea and tobacco, In order to teeth. enamel of the

of Distinction

of

After about 10 minutes,

treatment.

But according to Blyde, the white desire to have a beautiful they smile overpowers people, and

MOR LEY

placed the clear adhesive strip over his front top teeth and went to watch television, while he left the minutes. strip in for the required 30

He

teeth to

the

of

originally decided

Samms’ friend Kyle Haywood purchased the Whitestrips and was looking forward to a brighter smile.

have whiter tooth. She would also loan to cover to qualify for another cost of the highly expensive

who

alter the natural state

my

actually,

I

more.”

replacanother implant procedure, with a ing the original implant

a tooth.

Distinction The on an awards in Guelph shed light For women. of unassuming group

Women

would

can do

“If

them and hated them to the point where he couldn’t use them any-

be badly stained,” the 25 -year-old But it Kitchener resident said. would be nice to brighten them up dramatic, a bit. Nothing overly maybe just a shade.” But in order for this to happen, Samms would have to go through

have have implants, root canals or undergone any other dental work that

years

wouldn’t consider

“I

natural

teeth.”

work,

Women

and

However, a major

The products only whiten

three

said.

go with the Whitestrips, but a friend of mine had just purchased

were

overly

Samms

to

some damage.

when bleaching

goes away. disadvantage of whitening is if you have fillings it won’t whiten them.

whatand get whitening strips, or do still ever other product, they just not to the same extent.” kit

stained,

side effects can be monitored. real side effect is that some people get sensitive teeth to usualcold,” Blyde said. “But that ly

but

teeth

be

to

considered

not

‘The only

pharmacy

With the dental bleaching

best

At the time, her

tooth.

all

sonal choice. to the

it is

teeth to see your dentist, so any

Fairway Dental Clinic, it all comes down to making an informed per-

“When you go

The

(www.cda-dca.ca) specif-

same, and

to Niki Blyde, a certi-

dental

site,

And

For Melanie Samms, whitening her slightly off-white teeth was not Three particularly important. years ago she had one of her top front teeth replaced by an implant

ically states that not all kits are the

a

According

their desired whiteness.

properly around your teeth, which allows it to do a better job, and isn’t going over the edges into your saliva. The Canadian Dental Association

dentist,”

easy.

White was the best product for her. “I went to the pharmacies and priced them out. I read how long they take and what you have to do.

and sometimes

even replace an implant to gain

fitting

actually

Pro Gold,

an at-home bleaching kit. The only exception in purchasing a kit from

set

will replace fillings

mouth guards that made specifically for you, she You know the material is said.

fessional dentist’s bleaching treat-

recommend and

but the implant tooth will

Then I talked to my dentist.” Not only did Samms’ dentist tell

new smile. In fact, recommended that in order to

keep

Dip the “It sounded so simple. brush, apply the product and repeat twice a day for 14 days. Sounds

to

quick fixes to a it’s

After hearing his story, Samms decided to try the brush-on method of Colgate Simply White.

or

remain its original colour. “I’m so lucky I actually talked

to cost.

those things

30 minutes, twice a day, for two weeks, than having white teeth must be super important to you.”

Colgate Simply White, you’ll begin whitening your

Whitestrips

recommend

for

be whitened because of their lack of natural enamel. However, if you don’t read the fine print on the packaging of Crest

Colgate have targeted this growing demographic with products such as

don’t

he said. “But if you want to go through having that gooey thing dissolve in your mouth

tooth enamel reacts to the product, implants and other fake teeth can’t

dislike their smiles. like

“I

to anyone,”

new, whiter enamel. Since the procedure is heavily based on how the

a

of

millions

are

who

companies

So,

As

impression.

there

result,

product he couldn’t, or rather, wouldn’t use.

the stains and whiten

the

today’s society, smiles have become an integral part of making first

down

break

In

good

— Page 13

about the cost

all

By MARCY CABRAL

a

2003

24,

we

should share with others." provides The Wellington Hospice

to

,

.

woman

often

work

invisibly

,

(Photo by Jeff Morley

,

. Richardson says, “It is wonderful as a woman ot to be recognized think I achievement. distinct

Hanna up

for

at Wellington Hospice, Boos, a sculptor and volunteer award. lifetime achievement

a

is


:

Page 14

— SPOKE, March 24, 2003

Entertainment Horoscope

David Gale keeps audience guessing

Life of

LANG LOIS

By DENIS

students

vowed

to

do whatever

it

took to pass his class. Action, adventure and an unpredictable ending

make

his

David Gale a sure-to-please hit. The movie is about David Gale, an opponent of capital punishment who finds himself on death row for the murder of his co-worker and close friend. Gale, played by Kevin Spacey (Seven, American Beauty), relies on a famous magazine reporter, played by Kate

wife’s

affair

a fantastic

is

movie

and,

during a

school party, he has sex with the desperate student, after she gets

ing.

Spacey does a wonderful job of portraying Gale and proves once again that he is one of the best

terminated from the school.

death.

Gale goes downhill

Later, the student accuses

movie retraces the

of rape and his life from there. He loses his wife, son, job and reputation. He sinks further into depression and relies more on alcohol to get him

events leading up to Gale’s arrest

through a series of flashbacks, the

journalist.

Before getting arrested. Gale was an esteemed university pro-

who seemed

to

through each day. After passing out in his car after a night of drinking. Gale is arrest-

have every-

thing he wanted. But things were

ed for the murder of his colleague. The details of the murder turn out to be more complicated than we

seemed. Gale’s wife was having a long-term affair and left their son with Gale while she took frequent trips to Europe different than they

first

to see her lover.

At the

university,

one of Gale’s

Uve

who

That person

You

are going to be busy

on your birthday. Try to finish up any extra work or projects before you celebrate. Otherwise you could stretch yourself too thin.

assume. In the end,

it

is

up

to

way about

you. Take the initiative

him or her know how you

to let feel.

Luckiest day:

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A

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relationship will be getting

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partner.

friends

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to let

helpful they are.

be able to cele-

will finally

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projects will start to payoff. Take the time to enjoy your success.

actors of our time. Winslet’s per-

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is

also impressive and

Luckiest day:

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28.

March

Luckiest day:

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believable as the naive, yet

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Cambridge conservatory Stay tuned for tutors Canadian Idol hopefuls more reality TV By NICOLE CHILDS think you’ve got what

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their stage presence.

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they don’t

students

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said,

Dave Hinschberger, Conservatory manager

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Canadian Idol could come from Cambridge he said, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful. Obviously it’s going to be a Canadian so who says it can’t be from here. Who’s to say a voice in

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who

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many

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things. Birds return

a

new

instalment of reality television

shows

hits

Some new

debuting reality shows have

concepts, while others are just

For instance, All American Girl debuted at the beginning of the

month and was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe, the inventors of American Idol. It has the same idea as American Idol in it’s still

a talent search, but this girls

who

to offer than just a

good

time they’re looking for

have more

voice and a pretty face. testants are

advice from

judged on

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their intelli-

gence, talent, athletic ability and beauty. The winner will obtain a

management contract from Fuller’s company and a chance to enter any

and then were

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and-approved contestant. Nashville Star also debuted on

March 8. American

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the

same

petitor performs songs

who

can’t cut

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in this

it

all

do

it.

and those

show

the contest-

ants’ personal lives are detailed as

they compete.

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however,

renowned

family.

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series

at the start

of April

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Seinfeld

Simpsons,

to

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Beverly Hills 90210

by America also debuted ^t the beginning of March. In this show two single men and two single women will have five possible mates chosen for them. Family and

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friends are involved in the choos-

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Sports

show no effort

Raptors Have ten

By NICK HORTON

these two losses, the Raptors followed up by being blown out twice,

the Toronto Raptors forgot-

first

how

Every team goes through slumps, but losing to the Denver Nuggets!

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are playing little

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is

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couraged when they tune into a game and see Mamadou N’ Diaye getting 22 minutes a game. No offence to the guy, but with the

depth of the Raptors bench and the cast of characters in the starting

lineup,

he shouldn’t be getting

close to that

Two

many

nights before this pathetic

Memphis

ment needed.

Grizzlies.

lost

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The Toronto Raptors are playing the season out with at

little

or no effort

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off of

pointed in the team. “Raptors fans

all.

deserve better than after the loss to

On March one win too much to ask? Injuries aren’t an excuse for the Raptors anymore. Sure, Jerome Williams missed a few games, but can’t the Raptors win without him?

Coach Lenny Wilkens knows

minutes.

excuse for a game, the Raptors to the

Kings 119-84. Now granted, the and the Kings aren’t exactly a walk in the park, but is Trail Blazers

Cleveland Cavaliers

record

Nuggets have 17 games. the

to the Portland Trail Blazers

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to play basketball?

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Sports

Legends go on to soccer final By BRANDI S TEV ENSON

(goals) for them.”

Refereeing aside, the

Soccer is a passionate sport enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Legends and the Scouts

felt this

passion during their

March 13. but some said

Scout’s player

said

“(He’s) biased and unfair.”

after

some members

of the Legends were getting aggres-

and the ref wasn’t calling

sive

Gemmell’s Quarter-final

trick

match won shorthanded

By BRANDI STEVENSON

hard

shot

Savoski

at

the

and John

net

took advantage of bad

only figure that mat-

positioning by the goalie.

ters in the

end is the score. Even though they were outnumbered,

Knowing they were at vantage, Dave McArthur,

with five against eight, Gemmell’s trounced Dynasty 8-4 in the intra-

on Gemmell’s, said his team had to hustle if they were going to make a

mural

ball

comeback

March

10.

In sports the

hockey quarter-final on

their

competition they meant busiAfter a short scrum, they

managed

game, and by the second period they had broken the

tie

to

to tie the

make

it

2-

1

Russ Butler, from Dynasty, said team was excited to be in the playoffs. “We’re playing hard right now,” he said at the beginning of the second. By the end of the period, Dynasty managed to steal a 3-2

when

yet.”

a disada player

in the third.

at his

bleeding knee.

favourites.

“I called

everything

I

saw,” he said, adding, “I can’t score

felt

it

only

did he stop the Scouts’ advances, but he also scored twice.

Legends captain Bojan Vidic was happy his team was advancing to the finals, and was confident about the game. “We knew we were going to go to the finals since we started,”

he said.

Legends faced Soccer Kicks on March 19 for the season championship.

tricks

4-3.

after.

Matt

McHugh

scored two goals in a row to go along with the one he scored earlier.

He

said the

game “was

“It

feels pretty good, but

we

haven’t

won

yet.”

aggres-

sive, but fun.”

Dynasty wasn't going to give up and quickly scored. Unfazed, Gemmell’s scored two more goals to

Chad Gemmell, Gemmell player,

tying the

Terry

Samon

fired

a

game

game

off at 8-4.

Dynasty, which was in sixth, is now out of the playoffs. Gemmell’s

which was after

completing a hat trick

and

finish the

to

the

advanced on March 13.

in third place,

semi-final

They beat Dog Faced,

the second-

place team. In the other quarter-final

Vas

Deferns,

in

fourth

Hustling is exactly what they did and two players managed to get hat tricks. Chad Gemmell, who com-

played^ against

pleted his hat trick

place team. Garibaldi, in the

first,

feels pretty good, but

we

said, “It

haven’t

game, place,

fifth place team Beta Cama Pie, and won. Vas Deferns went on to defeat first

1

March

3 semifinal.

(Photo by Brandi Stevenson)

Vas Deferns and Gemmell’s players struggle for the ball during the intramural ball hockey final on March 17. The Vas Deferns won the watch 4-1.

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By BRANDI STEVENSON

Deferns player Brent MacDermid

you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s exactly what Vas Deferns did to win the intramural ball hockey championship on March 17. After making it to the

back with a hard shot from Dave McArthur, but the goalie was quick to defend his net, and the rest of his team jumped on the

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His third goal broke the

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Shortly

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won tie to

looked

it

easily,

Scott Novosad from Dynasty scored the first goal of the game. But, Gemmell’s wanted to show ness.

two hat

with

it.

“One of them tripped me and pushed me against a concrete wall,” said Eddie Raimundo, as he However, referee Mickey Vukovic said he wasn’t playing

Dynasty

in

good to score the first goal of the game. But, Legends responded quickly by tying the game and building on that. Their goalie, Alex Gaic, was a big part of Legends' success. Not

Scouts started complaining about

hockey quar-

their first.

Legends won 4-1, they didn't win fairly. “The referee is friends with the

bad refereeing

ball

Scouts put pressure on opponents by scoring Raimundo, who also plays soccer league, said

Due Vu.

(Photo by Brandi Stevenson)

a

intramural semifinal on

other team,”

Dynasty goalie Brett Snider stops a shot from a Gemmell’s player in the intramural ter-final on March 10. Gemmell's won the match by a score of 8-4.

game was

hard-fought battle on both sides.

three years in a row,

managed

to

come

out

top.

“I

think we’re due for a big

win,” said the team’s captain Jeff

Darroch before the game. He added their strategy was to move the ball and try not to-allow any goals. This strategy seemed

work well for them, since they beat Gemmell’s 4-1. Ben Goodings opened up the to

scoring

for

Vas Deferns when

Gemmell’s were changing play-

slowly

trickled

in

after

in.

Gemmell’s

tried to

rebound.

Although they were down 2-0 heading into the third, Gemmell’s weren’t discouraged. “This is where we get our second wind,” said netminder Dave

Roy.

But the team was quite winded, they only had one extra

since

while

player

their

counterparts

had seven extras crowding the bench. To

make

matters worse,

was played on the whole when it was divided in half

the final court,

for previous games.

“We were

ers early in the first period.

During the second, the

it

fight

relying on half court,

ball

but we’re not going to

Vas

excuses,”

make any


Sports

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of a two-

the first part

Major League

part look at the 2003

Baseball season.)

It

lor base-

was an exciting year season.

ball Ians last

No one Angels

to

bouncing between the rotation and bullpen.

Pedro Martinez is the leader of the rotation and quite possibly the

Minnesota’s weakness lies in their young, albeit talented, hitters. Jacque Jones, Torii Hunter and

American League

best starter in the

Corey Koskic

he can stay healthy.

have the tools to

types of numbers on a consistent

thrill ride

What makes impressive

American League.

first

New York Yankees up

are aging,

their annual

playoffs without a fight.

They have

the

oldest

rotation in baseball.

pitching

However,

also one of the best and

it

is

it

has a

lot

of depth. Mike Mussina, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte and David Wells are

competitors

lop-of-lhe-line

any

team would love to have. The Yankees can also count on newly acquired Cuban import Jose Contreras, the emotionally unstable

Weaver and

disappointing

Lowe was

that

is

year pitching

full

in the

spending

most of his career as a closer. Boston also has underrated knuckleballer Tim Wakefield and promising young Fossum. A lot of teams

Fossum away

Boston refused to part with him, even for top pitcher Bartolo

and provide some

much-needed

innings

in

the

bullpen.

Japanese import Hideki Matsui

was given

huge contract

a

in the

winter to leave Japan’s professional league to play in New York.

The White Sox have not gotten a

surprise

and they have right in.

league leader Cleveland has plum-

Giambi, Johnny

meted.

Durham said,

the past

-

this

winter by acquiring

year in

New

a contender for the season

it

MVP by

New

second be

York

the end of is

in the

playoff hunt.

Soriano

is

poised to become one

of the greatest in baseball but he needs to become a little more selective

and

patient at the plate.

Boston

it

this season.

The Red Sox cannot compete with

New

they have

Not

York’s potent lineup but

an excellent starting rota-

to

deterred

be

though,

Minnesota went out and signed veteran lefthander Kenny Rogers to take Milton’s place in the rotation. Along with other veterans Brad

is

in

as

the

fifth

starter

and

Frank Thomas is back after testing agency and realizing that no one was really interested in him and his

He

declining abilities.

Santana actually out-pitched the veterans during a stretch last season and could easily be a number 3

on most other teams right

now. He struck out 137

batters in

Damon

and Ray

to free agency, the A’s

con-

tinue to roll right along thanks to their

awesome

pitching and ability to

develop solid major league batters

and make key

trades.

season and

this

force,

it

if

much

Paul Konerko, Magglio Ordonez, Jose Valentine and Carlos Lee all

above-average offence and second-year third baseman Joe

The only the lineup

is

if

he can stay healthy

part of the season.

Chavez and Miguel Tejada,

season’s American League MVP, were both developed by the organization and are two of the

most

in

hitters

promising

baseball.

They are both capable of more than 30 homeruns, hitting .300 and driving in more than 100 runs. Unfortunately Tejada is a free agent at the end of the season and the

for

the rest of

better.

lot

Eric

he can be a

makes

lot

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the players in the lineup that

Crede has a

and

would be smart

some

quality

him now prospects. They

to trade

be able to afford Tejada’s asking price because they are a small market team. The money they save on Tejada could be used to aren’t

likely

to

lock up Chavez long term and also lengthen the contracts of to Hudson, Mulder and Zito.

of potential as well.

weakness in a lack of speed. Chicago

real glaring

did not replace the speed they lost

Anaheim Anaheim, shocked a

like

lot

of teams

last

season

of the season.

a solid veteran

-

and healthy the stuff he used to and is better suited as a number 3 or 4 starter but the injuries will push him up in the rotation.

Ramon Ortiz is a promising young pitcher but he has pitched the last

couple of seasons with a small labrum and it could tear

tear in his

he

any point. However,

at

possesses a nasty fastball

still

and won 15 games last season. John Lackey showed why he was such

highly-regarded

a

prospect

going into last season by winning nine regular season games after a mid-season call up from the

He

minors.

game of

also

the

won

the seventh

World Series

for the

Angels. Francisco Rodriguez was another heralded rookie who was sensational in the post-season last year, win-

ning an unprecedented five games out of the bullpen. His pitches are absolutely nasty and he struck out 28 batters in 18 playoff innings. The Angels don’t have any perennial all-star-type hitters in their lineup but

they have talented and consistent players in Garret Anderson, Troy

Tim Salmon and David

Glaus,

Eckstein.

Eckstein and leadoff man Darrin Erstad possess tough-as-nails «attitudes and their all-out efforts on the

rub off on teammates and

field

serve as inspiration.

Their hitters must prove that last was not a fluke if they

season’s effort

to compete again this season. will be a tight race to the finish

hope It

of 2003 but chances are one of these

Minnesota,

is

but he doesn’t have

-

completely

Despite losing the likes of Jeremy

to

has a

offer

arise.

starter

around for a

free

They also have youngster Kyle Lohse penyoung stud Johan Santana waiting in the bullpen should more injuries

built

number of seasons now.

dominant

solid.

needed

and bat .300

prove

Twins look

fit

the talent

the top of their rotation.

Radke, Joe Mays and Rick Reed, the

waiting for

all

Colon and Mark Buehrle give the Sox two big-time winning pitchers at

team has been

after surgery.

ciled

The Boston Red Sox seem determined to be the team that unseats the Yankees as the powerhouse in the American League. They could very well do

Eric Milton tore up his knee this spring and will miss four to six months

lea-

baseman Erubiel Durazo was brought in from Arizona in the offseason and he could hit 40 homeruns

ing staff

when

the rota-

First

the aforementioned Colon.

their

are

start

Kevin Appier

season,

second season. Minor

to

young and inexperienced. For them to be a dominant force, Danny Wright, Jon Garland or Jon Rauch will have to step up. The true fate of Chicago will probably lie in their offence, which the

his

could miss the

last

the opportunity to join this illustrious

over the past few

and expectations. Minnesota also boasts a solid starting staff, although they did

will likely

coming over

of promise heading

lot

staff

lot better

young players handle the pressure

entering

after

guers Rich Harden, John Rheinecker

Chicago did make a significant upgrade to their starting rotation - a source of weakness in

team in 2002, enter this season as one of the best teams in the American League. But they don’t have the element of surprise this time around and it

and has a

also

injured his shoulder this spring and

Aaron Harang rounds out

seasons but they have stayed consistently good, while long-time

whole

leagues but he was considered the best ball player in Japan. We should also see outstanding seasons from Jason Giambi and

York and

Young ace Jarrod Washburn

Lilly battled

New York

a trade from

and Mike Wood

Unfortunately the rest of their start-

is

remaining.

Ted

into his

will be interesting to see

Giambi

some arm problems

having a large contract

despite

abili-

winning big for years.

starter

from Cleveland’s decision to dump and start a rebuilding salary

Scouts are mixed over how well he will adjust to playing in the major

Alfonso Soriano.

Number 4

tion

That

of a hit

season and have the

The Chicago White Sox have more than any other team

Minnesota

tittle hit

bly never pitch effectively again,

benefited

order.

take a

in a

shoulder problems and will proba-

Mark Mulder,

training so far this spring.

Nomar Manny Ramirez

how

Barry Zito, 24,

games

25,

Cy Young winner have all won 20

27,

season’s

last

Chicago

second

The Minnesota Twins, a

Tim Hudson,

Michael Restovich.

Sterling Hitchcock to round out the staff

Veteran Aaron Sele will miss a chunk of the season with

are.

in

for a potent top of the batting

make

creep up.

you

their pitchers

large

ty to continue

process.

Colon.

Garciaparra and

in

but he has been lights out in spring

but

Johnny Damon, new baseman Todd Walker,

how young

group of talented youngsters that includes Bobby Kielty, Dustan Mohr, Michael Cuddyer and

pry

to

tried

lakes over in right field from a

Casey

lefty

off-season trades,

in

be interesting to see

will also

It

who

when

especially

account for

and young pitchers in their rotation but injuries have already begun to

have

Athletics

baseball,

and

basis.

in his

time

after

rotation

starting

but they won’t give

it

prove that they can put up those

more

the

champions. They have a solid mix of veteran

Oakland

The

were dominant most of the season. all

season.

arguably the best overall rotation

year teams arc

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and will have to live up to lofty expectations as reigning world

Oakland

to

Oakland

be

New York

starting

all

late last

but they have yet to

all-stars

Ray Durham

after trading

He and teammate Derek Lowe both won 20 games last season and

for fans of the

Jeff

while

this season.

if

poised to deliver another

trip to the

season

last

expected the Anaheim end the season as world

champions and

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innings

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