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The best

New club on campus Optimists collect baseball equipment for kids in the Dominican Republic.

thing

about volunteering is putting a smile on a lonely

NHL season

person’s face.

Which

stars

picks burn up the ice as the

will

hockey season heats

Monday, October 20, 2003

Conestoga College, Kitchener

OK’d

Eating BRAMBURGER

By CHRISTINA

Students of Conestoga College the Sanctuary.

(CS1) has decided to look into hiring a cleaning staff to help solve

garbage problem they have

been experiencing. “What we have found is that students have made a conscientious terms of throwing garbage

effort in

The problem

is

not solved, but

they have tried,” says

CSI

president

Justin Falconer.

At one point, the garbage crisis had grown to more of a sanitation and health issue than just an issue of appearance.

a

Seminar

lady!

boosts

says he’s shocked by

the response

here.”

CSI weighed

end they thought

the

Falconer to having people clean up

them because in the cafeterias staff cleans up after students.

after

Aguilera’s weight big news. Kelly Clarkson proudly announced she

it is a reasonable cost, be paying for cleaning staff to look after the Sanctuary

lose weight to be a Britney Spears was recently caught with diet pills in her “star."

periodically throughout the lunch

purse.

hour and clean up after students. As long as people are making a concerted effort CSI should keep the room open and allow people to it,

money capital

What

a

development fee

CSI

wonder society is becoming increasingly obsessed with body image, when by Hollywood standards 125

that every

student paid at the beginning of the year.

There

is

some money

pounds

is considered “fat?” Ninety-five per cent of" us are dealing with body image issues, said Lynn Robbins White, a counsellor with student services.

left

over and the idea would be to take some of that unspent money and use it to pay for cleaning this year. Unfortunately what this is going to do is cost students thousands of

up

dollars rather than picking

"We put so much energy into obsessing about how we look that we lose sight of what’s important

their

garbage. Falconer says. “Don’t take this as a service that is free or as something we do as a It

is

costing

students

knows

the deci-

in life,” said

CSI came to is the best one. “This way we can continue to

image seminar beginning the week (Photo by Blake Gall)

sion

The

life

of

a drag queen

isn’t all glitz

and glamour. Brad Hamacher,

acknowledge and attack the issue of

26, of Kitchener, tapes his chest to give the illusion of natural

says.

pride in our school. Students are

cleavage.

something we are going to continue to promote and I hope just

also going to have a clean area, but

Full story

It

an endless

is

battle.

Miller

“It is

they're going to pay the price for

Page

10.

CARLA KOWALYK

Conestoga College's radio staThe Condor at 88.3 FM CJIQ. is now being heard by more stu-

tion.

dents than

in the

school year.

And

the Sanctuary taste this

of what

on Oct. 30 is

homegrown

Now

the

bottom up. “I got here in fall of 2000, and we went on the air in January of 2001,” Burley said. “I've been here for the whole ride.”

yet to

is

“We have heavy metal shows, New Age rock shows, rock shows,

from

just a

come from

treasure.

problem of

contemporary Christian on Sundays, ethnic programming, hip-hop,

the station

not being played in the cafeteria

has been solved by a control box, more and more students are recognizing the variety station as one

they love to tune in

reggae, you

to.

play

Adam

Schmidt, a first-year aviation student, said it best when he used a swear word to describe how

awesome the radio station was. “I know you can't print that." 20-year-old said. “So

heard a I

lot

of

I’ll

new music on

din^fcT. built

we

” it.

it

that

editor

being

current

with

music. But every once oldie will be thrown

anything from Clay Sloan,”

Burley

in

in.

said.

today’s

a while an

We

“During the day, we play have heavy metal shows, new age rock shows, rock shows, contemporary Christian on Sundays, ethit

all.

programming, hip-hop. reggae you name it, we play it. Broadcasting radio and television

nic

"

-

student, agrees that

CJIQ

lets their

else, but

are."

White encourages anyone with body image issues to attend, including men.

“Men face just as must pressure women to look a certain way.

as

They need

creative juices flow.

something

who you

to feel

comfortable talk-

we

ing about their body image issues." This is the first time the college

want, to talk about," the 22-year-old

has held a group workshop on

“We

get to

come

on the radio and

in here

talk

and be

about stuff

working get to be

said. "It’s really full circle

here

on

CJIQ.

We

body image. The ability

to

talk

involved with the college, the stu-

own

dents and the music industry

helpful, said White.

same

all at

time.”

about your is always

issues in a group

“In a group people will realize

students help run the station. This is where they learn the ropes of

the

CJIQ w ill be broad-

their feelings are normal, the) are

being a DJ and keeping their

listen-

casting the Halloween Bash in the

going through the same things as the person sitting next to them.

Colin Smith, a third-year broad-

Sanctuary 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. DJ Dropkick. DJ Skary and DJ Klutch

ers interested.

casting

radio

said

for

and television him. working on stu-

you would

at

than

a commercial radio

station." the 21 -year-old said.

Burley describes the radio station as

to

live to air

CJIQ is amazing. "You get a lot more freedom

Mari' Burley,

CJIQ program

Aiken

dent.

the

CJlQ’s program the station from the

Burley,

it,

say I’ve

really like.”

Mark

name

“We

play

at the college.

seminar is called A Different Kind of Hunger,” she said. “It’s about finding a hunger for a different passion, not always

“The

accepting

beginning of the a livc-to-air

of Nov. 3

striving to be

it.”

College radio goes By

White.

White hopes students who are dealing with body image issues will attend the four-week body

money.” Miller says he

problem with these

Well, Aguilera now weighs 115 pounds, Clarkson 125 and Spears is famous for her perfect abs. With messages like these, is it any

budgeted amount of

available through the

the

is

statements?

says Falconer. is

was

refuses to

will

eat in

MENDONCA

Christina

gain

Providing

CSI

bonus.

used

would be from some

cleaning services.

before.” are

By JENNIFER

it

best to receive quotes

own

students

the pros and cons of

a lot of different solutions, but Tn

CSI has had from students. “The garbage in the Sanctuary has got to be half of what it was believes

body image

I do think it speaks volumes about the students that go

There

At the beginning of the year, CSI wanted to let students handle it. They put up some posters reminding people to throw out their trash and warn them that if the mess continued they could lose their beloved lunch spot. Ethan Miller, vice-president of student activities at Conestoga,

the

like

ing with this.

Conestoga Students Incorporated

out.

looks

out of true spirit students help us out by throwing out trash and stick-

are allowed to continue eating in

the

Dude

— No. 7

35th Year

Sanctuary

in

up.

"They

you to put together your own show’s, and pretty much do what you want to do w hen you want to do

On

Oct. 30.

said about the live broadcast.

those

Students can requests songs the) to hear by e-mailing CSI at

want

it.”

csiparty@hotmail.com, and those songs w ill be played that night. But to hear your song, you'll have

a

third-year

broadcasting radio and television

seminar, then

the

allow*

Scott Wilkie, also

“If they feel better after leaving

and show Conestoga students a good time. “We’re going to be doing requests ahead of time." Burleyare going to spin records

go to the part) or tune into 88.3 FM. and listen for The Condor. to

it

was

a suc-

cess.”

Individual available

who

in

counselling student

is

services

also for

are uncomfortable in a

group environment. To sign up for the seminar, bring a copy of your timetable to student sendees. They will assess a convenient time for everyone to meet.

The deadline 29.

to register is

Ocl


News

Student responsible for accidental alarm The loud shrieking fire alarm has become a common noise for

who had

residents,

The alarm rang in hung

after a student

Kobylnik

8.

the afternoon

we

the

A

to the building.

student

who

we

students not to touch or

tell

seriously.”

Kobylnik said another important

flooded the

damaging

The sprinkler

second-floor room, floors, walls and

the

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

to inspect a broken sprinkler, Firefighters enter the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre which flooded a second-floor room on Oct. 8.

ceiling.

Water also damaged surrounding rooms and leaked through the floor, damaging the rooms and hallway below.

manager

general

Residence

New

John Kobylnik said restoration

company

it

is

hiring a

to inspect the

rooms to find out what needs to be done to fix the damage. Kobylnik said it is the first time

he has had to deal with a flood caused by a sprinkler being set

weather, but this

off.

actions,”

break,

because

of

cold

the

first

time

It is

Kobylnik

unclear

will cost to fix the

would

Kitchener store.

interactivity

The

scheduled to open this on Fairway Road South

store,

is

are offering students

Sam

Zhang

Carrafiello,

ing.

“We

electronics,

electronics and entertainment

away

home and

Information obtained from the

company web page states-it plans to open 60 stores in Canada over the

Computer

Sam

technician

Carrafiello said the Kitchener store

open Nov. 1 1 with the grand opening on Nov. 21. He said seven or eight students showed an interest and were referred to Best Buy’s is

set to

giving students hands-on

Carrafiello said Best

Buy

is

look-

ing to hire about 100 people for various positions and said this

be a good

“We

would

job for students.

are offering students flexible

hours,” said Carrafiello. District

manager

Bryan

Dipasquale is eager to see Best Buy’a continued expansion in

experience with robotic

programming.

next five years.

has

It

Brothers,

Way

supported local Big Big Sisters and United

Manufacturing engineering welding and robotics is a threeyear program offered at the Guelph campus of Conestoga College. The program focuses on

agencies that support youth.

Donations of Canadian Best Buy stores

A

online website application.

stu-

The program focuses on

if

consumer

ucts and software.

WeldTech

engineering technology welding and robotics. Zhang led second-year students with an average of 88 per cent.

products,” said Dipasquale.

office prod-

deals with

McBurnie and Thomas

are this year’s winners of

ing

ment requirements.

Buy

in their class.

per cent in first-year manufactur-

they meet the company’s employ-

Best

College

McBurnie had an average of 96

look forward to providing

Students are notified right

computer technician

Conestoga

the annual Praxair

and no-pressure brows-

Best Buy is conducting preliminary interviews online. The process takes approximately 12 minutes.

flexible hours.”

in residence.

dent award.

sumer

“We

rooms

Patrick

Kitchener consumers with affordable, easy-to-use high-tech con-

beside The Record.

Students whose rooms were flooded were moved to other

averages

offer cus-

tomers a unique electronics shopping experience that focuses on fun,

fall,

not.

Two

Employees from Best Buy recruited students at the Doon campus of Conestoga on Sept. 25 for the new

said the store

or guardians’

house insurance policies to see if their belongings are covered or

mechanical engineering technology students have received a $500 award for achieving the highest

store.

He

residence’s insurance policy. It is suggested that students look

By JAMES CLARK

new Kitchener

the

students’

not covered by the

Weldtech awards

students jobs Canada with

not realize

to

Two win

electronics

DARREN SMITH

it

damage, but

store offers

By

it

said.

how much money

is

into their parents’

has been because of somebody's

“We've had times where the pipes

is

may

damage

that

belongings

system

sprinkler

off.

off fire

tamper with the fire equipment,” Kobylnik said. “We take it pretty

Firefighters entered the building the

sets

removal from the program they are taking at Conestoga College. “At the beginning of the year,

students not

is

it

fire

alarms under false pretences can risk being charged a fine, being from residence and evicted

issue that students

inspect

inves-

fine for the fire alarm.

residence general manager

and turn

to

department and is discussing whether the student should pay a

John Kobylink,

to

is

tigating the matter with the’

equipment.”

fire

unsure what reper-

Residence management

on a

a jacket

touch or tamper with

to

is

face.

“At the beginning of the year,

acci-

being held

cussions the student will have

Students had to wait outside for about 30 minutes for three fire

tell

is

responsible.

room.

come

looking

Although the incident was

kitchen sprinkler in a residence

trucks to

is

to recover the cost.

dental, the student

and

Residence Conference Centre on Oct.

Conestoga

ways

for

CONFERENCE CENTRE

to evacuate the

management

residence

1fz&zia&tce

RYAN CON NE LL

By

exceed $300,000.

human Mayda Forrester,

fax from the regional

resource manager, said Best

Buy

giving students extensive handson experience with robotic pro-

provides regular per-

formance reviews providing opportunities for career advancement. “Best

Buy

is

Don’t

looking for individu-

als who enjoy technology and entertainment and can help create a fun environment for our customers,”

said Forrester.

(Photo by

James

gramming. Clark)

fall!

and Ron McLiveen (kneeling) Dean Wickens install a new vending machine in the B Wing at Conestoga College on Oct. 8. (standing)

Praxair Inc., the sponsor of the

award,

is

a Fortune

500 company

that supplies a variety of gases,

high performance coatings and related services and technologies.

Annual

sales total $5.1 billion.

.


News house celebrates new location

SPOKE, October

Open By JENNIFER

HOWDEN

dents

who

Co-operative education, career services and alumni services held an open house on Oct. 8 to cele-

new location. As of August this year services have all moved

Alumni services helps alumni ets,

Room

By CARRIE

“We

The open house ran from

p.m.

I

just

People from both faculty and dent body were

welcomed

by and meet the

staff,

location and learn

we

stu-

new

more about what

wanted

Not only were the open house and goodies they also had the chance to fill out a ballot to win two Toronto Maple Leaf tickets for the Dec. 2 game. The Leafs will play the New York Rangers. The tickets were donated by Mike

to let the stu-

visitors treated to refreshments

know where we co-op adviser Linda Hart. The big move is designed so students only have to go to one place are,” said

for the services instead

of three

dif-

ferent rooms. difficult for students to

visit three different

locations

Shipley, a business administration

when

that we’re in

easier

lot

for

one place

students

to

it's

John Savoski

get

ets at the career services

fills

out a ballot to win two Toronto Maple Leaf

open house on

tick-

Oct. 8.

help.”

Co-operative education helps students

write

resumes, cover

their

management alumnus.

materials (Photo by Jennifer Howden)

they needed help,” said Hart.

“Now

A week from tonight the Sanctuary will be filled with the beats of live, original alternative-

j

1

rock tunes.

“Live music

college

at this

is j

co-op adviser

dents and faculty

was

are.”

HOTO

j

the services have to offer. just

to let

know where

Linda Hart,

to stop

see the

wanted

the students

to 5 p.m.

a

other

about the music

things the students need.

building.

“It

TVs and

computers,

— Page 3

2003

It’s all

the client/student services

in

“We

come back

organize reunions and donates tick-

the three to

previous

in

to

and get help finding a job.

brate their

220

graduated

welcome

years arc

20,

and find placements.

letters

find

Career services helps students

employment

after they gradu-

ate or find part-time jobs. Also, stu-

Shipley graduated in 1986.

long overdue and

is

a perfect

outlet for students to

showcase

amazing hidden

talents to

their

;

I

1

fellow students and staff,” said j

Ethan Miller, Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI;

j

vice-president of activities. "Historically,

music has

live

synonymous

been

with

!

the j

and existence. Why would this be any different at Conestoga?”

human

spirit

'

Miller said since he was elect\

The winner of the tickets was originally Andrea Leis but she passed them on to Tim Read, second-year computer program analyst student.

ed

year students have “con-

last

J

and

sistently

demanded

continually

j

music.”

live

For the past two years, Rob Speers, a third-year broadcasting student has been trying to get his

show draws an

Variety

ment

into student life, or if students

choose

Glen Ottaway came to Conestoga College on Oct. 6 to perform his comedy-magic show, only to see no students in attendance. The Glen and Wlark Comedy Variety Show was supposed to start 8 p.m., but no students showed up until 8:30 p.m., so the starting

at

time was pushed back. Students weren’t the only ones who didn’t show. One of the two entertainers, Mark, pulled a noas well.

“We

can't control

entertainers doesn’t

one of the

if

show

up. If he

to miss out on a paying gig, then that’s his choice," said Jody

wants

Conestoga

the

Andruszkiewicz,

Students Incorporated events pro-

grammer.

When

the

show eventually

started

dozen students in attendance. CSI had predicted a packed house of close to 50 students. Andruszkiewicz said he finds it

there

to a

were close

1

extremely disappointing a

dozen kids showed a at “I’m

Andruszkiewicz.

come

don't

when only

“I

We

out.

said

loss,”

just

don’t

students

planned and

advertised this event well and

still

no students showed up." He said if you want to see a show Cutaway's at Yuk Yuk’s it costs $15 a ticket and CSI is offering it to like

the students for free.

"This

is

supposed

to

be a free

night event for the

Monday students to come and

casual

and

entertainment drinks

if

enjoy the

have

a

tew

they want."

Andruszkiewicz said he felt it was a great show’ and many students' missed out on it. These events are funded with students money, so they should come out

and enjoy them.

to

home and waste

investment,” said Andruskiewicz. He feels the success of student life events is not determined by the number of students attending the event, but how good the event is for the ones

who

attend

He says to embrace student life is important, so students can enjoy all the different activities

CSI

is

comes is

Ottaway was unsuccessful on guessing her card, but the crowd was really involved in that trick. from Benevides, Christine Cambridge, was the chosen student here on a date. attend the college,

She doesn’t but found the night to be quite good

was a and I was “I

nervous up there trying really hard to

little

focus and not

was

let

him know when I was

lying,” said Benevides. “It

fun and I'm glad

I

did

it."

own

website www.ottaway.org, where you can find out more personal information

Ottaway has

his

and some of the other places where he has performed.

offer-

been a long, hard strug-

“It’s

i

j

i

! i

at CSI and we’ve heard

a fresh mindset here

bottom

the

line is,

the

many

live

music groups loud and clear

student requests for

Miller.

"This

the event;

at the

audience

pro-

it

works out

;

great."

the

first

of .

.

Sanctuary.

The

was

Sanctuary

equipped for

Ottaway.

music

live

not in

the

past.

Ryerson

attended

“A new electrical supply and DJ booth containing sound

University for technical theatre, but got bored and started out doing

equipment were required (for live bands to be able to play in

magic. then started doing a combina-

years experience.

the other bands'

Ottaway has done military shows and absolutely loves doing them. "The Canadian military only receives one type of show every six months. Whether

it’s

a

magic show' or whatever,

when

they

appreciative of

it,

they're

it

sty les.

band,

music as heavalternative-rock

The 23-year-old and including

his

other

three

original music. "It's

really

all

about writing... We

don't get together to play other

said Ottaway.

Croatia,

Miller.

members, will be playing mostly

people’s music.” he said.

Ottaway gets to go to interesting places and perform in front of crowds as large as 800 people. “Heck, I've been to the North Israel.

and

ier-rock

comedy

show,

said

"These components were completed over the summer." Speers describes his music and

found the two gelled really nicely together and now has more than 25

get

Sanctuary)-”

the

and comedy and

of magic

Pole twice.

we

what Speers hopes to be many live band appearances in the

and seeing only a few people that I was going to need my best stutt tonight and work really hard to keep the audience involved,” said

He

because

Tonight will be

knew looking

Ottaway

is great,

vide the venue, while the students make the tunes and support

lege students. “I

Speers’ band, which has “no name” will take the stage at 9 p.m. Following Speers’ band will be Inside, a band from Hamilton, and the feature band. Re-defined from St. Catharines. "We’re starting a new era with

formal

and we are responding,” said

Ottaway is from Whitby, Ont., and is a pretty casual guy, but even he realized it was going to be a tough show in front of a dozen col-

“We to

don’t want to waste time

other

play

music

people's

when we have so many

ideas to

harness.”

Italy

Speers said the music is all about "feeling the groove." "I want to have a forum for

and many more and it's simply amazing.” said Ottaw'ay. He called one of the few students in the crowd up on stage to help him in a lie-detector magic trick.

ask her a series of questions about the card. She was supposed to say

it

lying.

despite the poor attendance.

ing.

whether students see a return on their invest-

when

no to every question he asked and he would be able to tell if she was

who was

it.

to student

offering students a

is

the choice

JBt

stay

The student picked a card out of the deck and Ottaway was going to

“The CSI choice

to

their

tion

up.

why more

understand

crowd

to play in the

Sanctuary. gle,” said Speers.

By BRYAN MARTIN

show

intimate

band and others

1

people in the college to experience their music. Hopefully this (Jive music at Conestoga) will continue

Glenn Ottaway performed his comedy-magic show at Conestoga event. on Oct. 6. Only about a dozen students turned out for the

Doors

when I'm will

gone."

be open

at 7

p.m.


Commentar

— SPOKE, October 20, 2003

Page 4

Government burns medicinal pot users It

be

will never seerns the issue of medicinal marijuana use

"Now, before I can give you this prescription you must promise to refrain

from laughter, munchies,

settled.

allowed patients to as HIV and use marijuana to ease the pain of ailments such July 9 saw the passing of a law

that

giggles,

hysteria or any other signs of fun.

multiple sclerosis. An interim policy was introduced that supplied pot to cost. approved users at set prices that are lower than street licences to granted been had Canadians 580 By August,

no way to use marijuana for medical reasons, but they had obtain it. An appeal was almost immediately filed to criminalize a marijuana once again. However, pot was never made truly who people the to supplied just was it legal substance; .

need

.

it.

27 article in The Record told the story of an HIV-infected Toronto man who was using governmenthis medissued pot to relax his body and stop the nausea

An August

was causing. Dvorak was quoted as saying, “I don’t want to be a criminal when I’m buying the medication from dealers. His point was an excellent one but it was ignored on Oct. marijuana 10 when the government prohibited the use of ication Jari

once again. physiUntil then, marijuana was being supplied through

were cians on a monthly prescription basis. Patients were they approved, if required to apply for the pot and, was drug The $150. of cost at a given 30 grams per month it was still but tax sales federal and provincial subject to cheaper than buying it on the street and it was legal. Today people such as Dvorak will have to turn to the set up a regular streets to ease their pain. They will have to supply adequate an that transaction with a dealer in hopes

can be obtained. citizens through It seems absurd to put terminally ill such a process. As well as having to devote so much energy to getting their pot, they are also running the risk of being arrested for the crime they are committing. The marijuana the government was supplying was grown in Flin Flon, Man., under contract to Ottawa. This meant that it was without a doubt a safe drug, anyone purchasing drugs on the street runs the risk of getting

something that is laced. But apparently this is not important to the Canadian gov

Uh-oh You’ve

got...

MSN

issues in chat rooms.

voice from inside your computer

Each year more and more

says.

You wonder why you hear

Jason

this

Middleton

non-reassuring voice and realize

Limiting 50 people per chat

you cannot find your favourite Microsoft Network chat room.

As of Oct.

14,

MSN

subscriber to one of their services.

Microsoft says the reason for this

change

is

to “provide

customers

something to ease their pain that wasn’t multiple pills. The issue will probably still be debated by government officials as it has been an ongoing argument for quite some time now. But it seems obvious the real issue here is not decriminalization of marijuana, it’s whether or not the government is willing to recognize that people in need exist and should be acknowledged. No one should have to risk their life to obtain something

children from “inappropriate

It

erated

rooms

for subscribers to

MSN 8, Hotmail extra storage and MSN Internet access. Brazil will only offer free moni-

tored rooms, while Europe, the

Middle East, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia

online experience.” also says these changes are to

help protect

Opinion

says

unmoderated chat rooms will be a thing of the past unless you are a

members from spam

no longer be offering chat room services of any kind. will

Kitchener- Waterloo was repre-

(unwanted e-mail) and help protect

com-

chil-

dren are being lured to meet people from chat rooms.

that

with a safer and more secure

sented on the

room and monitoring them could also eliminate spam messengers

who

send pre-fonned messages to

users.

The messages ask visit a

the chatter to

website in any form, from

pom to

mail-order drugs.

Microsoft,

it

seems, has a busi-

ness plan to get people using free products

its

and waits for Internet

culture to adapt to this

new

tech-

nology.

MSN chat site with

After a few years,

it

seems,

it

munication online.”

two rooms geared toward people

snaps the product back up, update

These changes might not affect every Internet user but to young

older than 19.

it,

people these chat rooms have

rooms

become

the locker-room conversa-

Canada, the United States and all

Many of the

have decided to allow

chatters in these

will miss the

that has built

meetings

their casu-

at local

coffee shops.

Having monitored chat rooms,

users free access to

which require users

ed chat

full profile,

some moderatrooms and use of unmod-

community

up around

conversations and frequent

al

tions of today.

Japan

ill.

amount of child endangerment

screwed, a friendly

emment. It would rather play the role of ruler, in the sense that no one will possess illegal substances, than acknowl edge that some people need this medication. Medicinal marijuana didn’t get the greatest reviews from some approved users, but others were pleased to have

like marijuana, especially the terminally

limits services

to

might help

fill

out a

and puts a price tag on using

it.

While Microsoft says its plan for the future is to promote the new

MSN messenger, which

it

says

is

communicashould keep in mind

the future in Internet tion, users

that

one day

that service

may have

an invisible price tag attached to

limit the

its

code.

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SPOKE, October

Canada calendar an

By KATE BATTLER Breast of Canada

aimed

is

to help

themselves and to be comfortable with themselves.

The

brain child of Sue Richards,

Guelph

This

was dismayed to was a lot of

The

find that while there

breast

two

more

started

about

is

It

TERA

helps

last

women

top-free in public places. is not just about depressing stories but fun days and

amazing

likely to

calendar

stories of bravery too. is

a story to go with each

picture in the calendar and one of the

because she wanted to open people’s eyes to other ways to view the breast.

years.

There this

Rights been a

- This calendar

take care of them.

She also

has

with legal fees resulting from going

become more comfortable with their bodies they are

Equal

(TERA)

sponsor of the calendar for the

was almost nothing to be found on breast health. She wanted to change that.

women

Topfree

Association

cancer, there

Richards has found once

to the calendar launch.

the third instalment of the

is

calendar and Richards said she has no plan of stopping anytime soon.

she was doing research for

information available on

come

not

health.

the calendar, she

most

heartfelt

ones goes with a pic(Photo by Kate Battler)

ture entitled the Breastless Warrior.

The women

usually only thought

in the picture

wanted she had

relation to pornography,

to get

advertising or cancer. Richards said

come

she wants people to get another

body

perspective.

tectomy. She was scheduled to go

This was part of the reason why she wanted to add The Strong

in

Breast Revolution, a one-act play

wanted a picture that would show how strong she was now. She based the idea for the photo on ancient Greek folklore about

in

this year.

After

seeing

the

play

at

the

restage

it

the cast and crew to for the calendar launch

because she was so amazed by

The

it.

was performed eight conjunction with the the Guelph Youth Music

play

times

in

launch

at

to prove that

for

having her second mas-

breast

reconstruction just

this shot

was taken but

riors,

top-free, not topless. Topless is a

After coming to the calendar

woman had gone home

Sue

Richards, Guelph

endar cover

at

and creator of the Breast of Canada calendar, shows the Guelph Youth Music Centre Theatre on Oct. 7. artist

the 2004 cal-

off

to terms with her breastless after

had one of their breasts removed to be able to shoot a bow and arrow with more accuracy. Throughout the article going bare-chested has been referred to as

Centre Theatre. launch, one

done

Amazon women. The Amazon women, who were hunters and war-

University of Guelph in the spring,

she asked

it

days after

performed top-free, to the calendar launch

tool

because she said she would not have done the self-examination if she had

and entrepreneur, the calendar is filled with all types of useful information about breast artist

When

and informative educational

artistic

and done a self-examination and discovered a lump in her breast. She had undergone radiation and chemotherapy in the past year but was now in the healing process. She thanked Sue for saving her life

a calendar

women

helping

at

— Page 5

2003

women

Calendar helps to educate Breast of

20,

criminal term used by the police when referring to strip clubs and

the like.

The women

referred to in

many

this article as well as

find the term offensive all women. The calendar

others

and degrad-

ing to

is

available

at

www.breastofcanada.com and has been sent out not only across Canada but across the United States and around the world as well.

Richards and her supporters are holding a contest for the 2005 edition of the calendar. The contest is open to any photographer to submit a picture to be published in the calendar. They are always looking for volunteer

models as

well.

Just

Dead Bra Day on saggy, faded bras,

check out the website.

Feb. 13,

was

in

which

included

in

women

rid of their old,

get

the calendar to add

some

fun.

One-act play puts focus on women’s breasts experiences but there are also sto-

By KATE BATTLER

mixed in from friends and fammembers’ experiences. The play itself was very bold and in your face but it was the only way to get the point across and to make

ries

one-act play called The Strong

A

Breast Revolution will change the way you think about the most

prominent part of a

woman’s body.

Hambley, the director of the play, wants to change the way people think about and view the Vicki

ily

people take notice. There was audience involvement in the

To

breast.

She said she wants women to realize everyone is different. She

start

off,

how

Richards told the

the calendar

A said

University of Guelph student she has hers posted in her

room

at

has had

about

it

Once

the student residence and

many from

positive

girls

comments it

came

be and then asked audience

to

mem-

their

own

bodies.

The play touched on all aspects from young to old. black to white, small to big, and perky to saggy. It also discussed teen and pre-teen issues that girls go through, prob-

lems new mothers face when breast

and guys.

the play started

was very

moved by the stories that you heard. It made you realize just how oblivious people are to the struggles many women face about hard not to be

presentation as well.

story of

bers to share stories about reaction they have gotten to their calendars.

feeding in public and even

how

to

play with yourself. After the play was finished the cast and crew, which consists of actors

Meagan Timms,

Christine

Lafazanos, Melanie Gayle and Laurel Atkinson, stage manager Jessica Strothard and Hambley. had much to say during a question and

answer period.

When

asked

if

it

was hard

for

them to be around each other naked. Hambley responded at first uncomfortable but completely natural to them to be around each other as

it

was a

now

it

little

is

well as others.

They group has been criticized more diverse cast; they are all young and perky. Hambley said the reason for that is

wants women to know they don t have to feel ashamed about their bodies because they don't look like the ones seen in advertising and on

for not having a

television.

who were

The play was originally produced by Hambley for a directing course

play top-free.

they

When

University of Guelph last

find

couldn't

other

women

willing to perform the

asked about why they feel a need for another perspec-

there

is

spring but

tive

when

endar.

Atkinson said. “What do boobs and stilettos have to do with selling

at

the

was brought in for the launch of the Breast of Canada calSue Richards, the creator of the saw the original presentation and knew it would complement perfectly the image aitd issue

comes

it

to

breasts.

malt whisky?" There needs to be other images out there than the ones seen in

calendar,

advertising now. she said.

she was trying to get across with

One younger audience member,

away by

brought to the play by her mother, said after seeing the play she is not

her calendar. “I was blown it,"

she said.

play, which is performed top-free, is a series of short stories and vignettes that all weave into

each other. Most of the stories

c^j| from

anymore. If you hear about an opportunity (Photo by Kate Battler)

in the

play

the actors’, the direc-

tiWr and the stage handler’s own

up and get breasts

afraid to grow

The

Meagan Timms,

i

cast and stage manager, from left to right: Atkinson. Jessica Strothand (stage manager) and Laurel

vie,

Christine Lefazanoes, Melanie

to see this play

you see it. you think.

It

I

highly

will

recommend

change the way


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age 6

News

— SPOKE, October 20, 2003

offers stress-free fun

Woodworking By DESIREE FINHERT Releasing stress and having fun re part of the woodworking curculum, says Conestoga College’s Sparling,

s

much

woodworking

appeal will be important. However, Sparling said students don't worry about the concerns in

“Some

Doering.

said

it

class.

“These people are enjoying their obby and releasing the tensions of ae outside world.’’ said Sparling ho has been department co-ordi-

are

their

own

"A

project and

sure jobs during the week,” said

be anything from an AV cabinet to a bar, beds or birdhouses.

studying

woodworking

most of whom are graduof the Conestoga program.

iachers, tes

The woodworking department ldudes a full-time course and four on-ed courses: introduction to oodworking, finish carpentry and making, furniture refinishlg and woodworking alumni shop, Mark Evers, 30, instructor ibinet

introduction

:aches

wood-

to

orking on Monday nights, and lid his course has four projects eared toward people without

uncomfortable so he’s building a he can go on longer sailing trips without getting

folding chair so

co-ordinator

tired.

“Not everybody finishes and we try to tell the students that up front,” said Doring. who has been teaching for seven years. “If they don’t finish their project then they

come back the next semester.” Student Monica Vandenberg, is

37,

island for her

making a kitchen

project in the finish carpentry and

cabinet making

Vandenberg pist

business, but

course.

is

who does

a massage thera-

not want to open a

would

like to

be more

ourse that they might not experi-

cherry top. “Then

nce

and

ressing

omer

mirror with drawers,

a

cabinet with doors and a

“There’s a particular style and shape that I want to have,” said Ho. “1 don’t want to have a plain chair that I could buy anywhere. It’s

that

mapped

checked with

helpers to see that

I

lot

out

it

one of the had the right

I

the past.”

Ho is a product manager for a computer company in Waterloo and is hoping to get experience and skills that are different from his day job.

Sparling said Ho’s project is a one because a chair has

familiar

I

of curves, which do and something have not been able to do in

going to have a

are difficult to

xperience. “Each project introduces differnt elements,” said Evers. "‘If stuents take a couple of courses, they an learn different things in one in another.”

and is now Conestoga to make

is

continuing education

with putting together a piece of furniture and the proper use of tools. “I measured the space in my home to see what dimensions I needed,” said Vandenberg, who is making a pine-body island with a

Students do a pedestal table, a

at

May

something out of the ordinary. Ho said the chair on his sailboat

things are safety, quality and daxation, not going to work in the

five

47, took a boat

Ben Ho,

Student

building course in

int

are

certificate.

have airline pilots, doctors, accountants and housewives.”

Al Sparling,

on-ed students. "These people are hobbyists, aid Sparling. "Their most impor-

There

woodworking

“We

the outside world.”

ade.”

who is a graduate of Conestoga’s program and holds an Sparling,

industrial

ill-time students to teaching the

come Friday

to

releasing the tensions of

Sparling said the instructors have j change gears from teaching the

they are in the shop.

of them

might

“These people are enjoying their hobby and

ator for 10 years.

when

lot

nights to do something different because they have really high-pres-

come it

and esthetic

accuracy

that

their life

home. Others want

at

to get out of the house.” But Doering said they all

make

and

interested in the machines, so

they can do

shop

full-time

a relaxing environment

they are a

“They are the customer and whatever they want to know we try to

more

iacher and continuing education o-ordinator, says the night classes re as

will be a focal point in the kitchen

teach,”

oodworking co-ordinator. A1

nights and said every student takes the course for different reasons.

difficult

many symmetrical

parts,

cuts and, curves.

case,

“We

Sparling said Vandenberg’s island

this

make

are going to

he does

it

make

many many

sure that

in a fashion that is safe,”

said Sparling. “If need be,

we

(Photo by Desiree Finhert)

will

which we we want as

the necessary cuts,

don’t like to do because

much

dimensions.”

in

of the project to be done by

Woodworking student Monica Vandenberg, 37, compares her blueprints with a magazine picture during the finish carpentry and cabinet making continuing education course at the college Oct. 3.

the students.”

onsole table with four tapered

OVERCOMING PUBLIC SPEAKING ANXIETY GROUP

'gs-

Graduate and instructor Keith fandall, 54, started volunteering in

ue shop to help students with their rojects

and make sure they are

sing the machinery properly.

Now

he teaches the introductory nights a week, about the

lass, six

ools they can use at home.

Randall said the students learn

ow

to use a lathe, jointer, plainer,

Are you anxious about public speaking?

and routers, routers and table aws. the

“It’s

new

students that

ave to watch a

bit

you

Avoid doing speeches

Accept a “0”

“But most of them come take other courses and now what they are doing.” The department allows second-

-fandall.

-ack to

con-ed students in the evening nd on weekends. Sparling said the integration ikes the curiosity and fear out of

make

This 4 session group will begin the

week of October 27 th

oodworking. the students in the intro-

course become experinced hobbyists, they begin to take uction

Meeting times

to

be determined

from students’ timetables

he other courses,” said Sparling,

i

speaking

the speech?

ie

ho

in the public

part of a course rather than

ear carpentry students to help out

“Once

at all costs?

more,” said

Conestoga’s representative Chapter, the Ontario

is

architectural

lanufacturers

Woodworking Association

'anada.

In the shop, there

is

a

Facilitator

To

-

Shawna Bernard

of

register, bring a

copy of your

mix of

ew students and return students, ome of whom have taken 10

timetable to Student Services,

ourses.

Room 2B04 by Wednesday,

Jason Doering, 30, caches finish carpentry and cabiet making on Friday and Saturday

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News

2003

Top dining choices near Conestoga i

Are you

The meal

ORMSTON

By JENNIFER

of eating cafeteria

tired

there are several restaurants near the

If so,

food yet? excellent

“We have

it

owner, Country

is the $3.49 breakincludes two eggs, bacon or ham or

The best meal fast special;

it

fries,

sausage

sausage and

Polish

or

comes with

breakfast

fresh

and plenty of everything, including a whole pot

homemade

fries

es

Monday through

p.m.

9

at

5

If you are looking for the best chicken fingers in town, look no further than Jack Astor’s Bar and

joint in town” has a large selection of food, with everything from burgers to fajitas to

"The best

pasta.

The Parmesan chicken bow

dine with

its

at

509 Wilson Rd., is a perfect place and affordable food.

Healthy, affordable

er of the Kitchener location.

feel like

cooking? Have a

student ID? Starting Oct. 20, Pita Pit on Fairway Road will have an offer for

students

Kitchener- Waterloo area

in

who

the are

looking for a nutritious, afford-

Conestoga

Students Residence and Conference Centre will be able to get free delivery every Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. until Dec. 15. Also, students can already present a valid student ID card any at

to the residence.

as falafel and

like to

delivery?”

said

Ramalho,

a first-year office administo

is

Tavares,

This

Pita

Pit

the first time

aimed This

it

has

choice of sauces, real whipped cream and icing sugar. The closest Williams Coffee Pub

Conestoga College is at 340 Fairway Rd. Moose Winooski’s is a favoured

cost of a

$3.99.

On regular days you can get a hamburger for only $ .25, although since they are small you may want 1

two.

Mac, Big popular The McChicken and Quarter Pounder are

all

$5.19.

is

also the only Pita Pit in

Kitchener- Waterloo

the

offer

at students.

area that

they

It

costs $5.89 for a delivery so

would be saving the cost

pita or salad.

thinking and healthy eating,” said

About a month ago, owner Bobby Tavares, along with part-

“We’re trying to promote it and bring everybody in,” he said.

Ramalho, adding, “Your mom would want you to eat here.”

As

pita.

the slogan goes

“We’re fresh

wmmmm

McDeah”

but the golden waffles are even better. come with ice cream and a excellent,

Belgian

to

Days, which feature

combo each day, the combo is reduced to only

this is

made an

tomers.

any

On McDeal a different

The Williams baguette sandwich-

They

Winooski’s.

establishment

opened about a year ago and

of a regular

discount on

Moose

well-known has a wide

menu

variety of tasty food choices.

are

possible to plan a

whole afternoon or evening trip around

table.

coffee blends, the

is

an

from the residence in the past and would like to attract more cus-

5 per cent regular-priced

It

Although you have to wait in line to order, the food is worth the wait and a server does deliver it to your

has this particular special available.

trative executive student.

According

Pit

students

1

is right.

the price

alternative to fast food.

haven’t received a lot of business

Tuesday and receive a

Jack Astor’s is Fairway Road, at 509 Wilson St. Williams Coffee Pub is another

hummus. Tavares

and Faclaris say Pita

keep the students

According to Ramalho, students most popular customers. “Students are on a budget, so why not offer them a discount and is

best

steak to vegetarian options such

happy,” said Tavares.

who

the

from Philly

bread ranging

pita

free

is

choice. In addition to being located right across the street from school,

special deal for students

catering their next offer to students and providing free delivery

are their

able meal.

money, McDonald’s off

Wondering what to order? The healthy eatery offers a wide variety to fill its famous stuffed

Maurie Ramalho, a Conestoga student, came up with the idea of

“We

is

amusement

meals now come with free delivery on Mondays

ner Nick Faclaris and employee

By AIME E WILSON

specifically

students to

now offering a

Pita Pit

Don’t

for

ties is

meal for value and taste, said Simon Evans, general manag-

the best

great tasting

trip it

ing range, go rock climbing or try your luck in the arcade. If you don’t have much time or

The restaurant’s outgoing staff and busy decor indicate Evans is located

since

park. After enjoying a platter of wings you can njove on to the driv-

place to be,” said Evans.

es

Grill.

Jack Astor’s,

to

"The reason Jack Astor’s is so popular is that it is a casual and fun

In addition to their

Saturday.

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

Boy

Moose Winooski’s

area.

Manitou Dr. Early risers will be happy to know that it opens at 6:30 a.m. and closis at

is

great casual dining option in the

of coffee, said Voulcaridis. “You can’t beat it," he said.

Country Boy

only

afternoon or evening around a

right.

toast.

it

around $3 per meal. possible to plan a whole to

inside the Sportsworld

said.

The

for three meals, so really

it

comes out

takes to

be a good restaurant: good service, good" food and good prices," he

eggs,

go for the club salad. It is enormous and only $9.47, said Shantz. “It is so big I end up eating

Terry Voulcaridis,

everything

Moose

at

definitely the Buffalo

dollar,

It

“We have

home

it

prices.”

Voulcaridis,

said Terry

owner of Country Boy.

is

chicken fingers, she said. They cost $10.99 and come with fries. “But if you want value for your

restaurant:

This restaurant offers a homestyle meal where everything is

Shantz.

The most popular meal

good service, good food and good

quality and value.

included,

everything

Tammy

takes to be a good

restaurant in the area in terms of

IJffisl'

because of students hPCflUSC by ctlldp.TltS relaxed atmosphere and awesome food, said restaurant host

fartoiiront restaurant

1.-,

Winooski’s

number one

the

! 1

grilled

and house salad, said Evans.

Plus, there are lots of options that budget. fit into a college student’s is

_r

of

its

school.

Country Boy

Vi. consists

chicken with Asiago and Parmesan cheese and creamy sun-dried tomato cheese sauce over pasta. It comes with unlimited pan bread

employee and student at Conestoga College, helps advertise the free delivery offer to Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre now running every Monday. Maurie Ramalho, a Pita

Pit

immom

%um*f

<

every day . of the week. Big

Big

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More than He

Bv BLAKE GALL

a drag

just

has managed to turn his love

of entertainment into a career, perIn

1995 Kitchener was a

dull city

without a female impersonator to liven up the bar scene when suddenly from the darkness emerged a

Miss Drew. Brad Hamacher, now 26, was

man

calling himself

only 18

when

his friends dared

him

competition to enter a drag queen Hamacher Hamilton. in bar at a agreed and managed to win.

“Female impersonators add a different element to a night out at a bar and I enjoyed being that ele-

Hamacher explained. Suddenly he was receiving sup-

ment,”

as

women

At the age of 8 Hamacher came 1

family,

He

his

revealing

confided that

it

wasn’t a positive experience for his family but he continued to live his

He found his way in downtown Renaissance to Club Kitchener where a new family that life

supported his lifestyle

to

study

at

Voila in

in

and believable woman. “I consider myself pretty

tiful

motivated so to

be able to do

style

my own

Hamacher

said.

self-

important for

my makeup wigs,”

I

people get

been blessed

He

in that department.

me and

do so

I

can’t let the catty

me down."

(female imperson-

.

but

lifestyle,

his biggest fan

is

and even his grandmother comes out to shows and helps him create

ators) are a minority

us,”

had a hard

said his family

time accepting his

his outfits. Most drag queens don’t receive support from their families so he considers him-

some of

.......

a minority.” Hamacher

within

it’s

his

cup per breast

female impersonator

into

“I love to I

like

and

when people

are

laughing,”

he

explained.

Through years of performing he has met

many people

within the

tice

little

and a

per-

until I put

is

I

like to incorporate a

outfit into

to

every show and

change

a

outfits

I

lot

throughout the night,” he said. In addition,

30 wigs and

of

:

when he

face to

for fun,

like

Hamacher owns

six or seven pairs of

shoes. All of these elements

come

many

looks

together to create the styles

is

me,” he

exciting

said.

“I think of this as

Acting allows

is my me to

an acting job.

passion and this

do

that,

have a

great time and get paid for

Hamacher

it.”

said he can trans-

fell

in par-

laugh was

twice during a per-

But the life of a drag queen isn’t glitz and glamour. Life as a homosexual can be hard enough at times so being a female impersonall

ator just adds another level of diffi-

culty to his struggle.

“We a

(female impersonators) are within

minority

a

minority,”

He said he message on to other drag queens to inspire them to do their best every time they per-

Hamacher

explained.

likes to pass

which

why

is

that

work

charity

such a big part of his career. “What other way can you make

for a good cause without always donating?” he asked, then

money

answered with, “By bringing a lively and unique performance to the event.” If

he quit doing drag tomorrow,

the thing he wouldn’t miss rance.

He

is

igno-

said he wishes people

could understand

it is

just a part of

his life but doesn’t define the per-

son he

is.

However, Miss Drew

too important to give up that

of Miss Drew.

for

made him

makes himself and he pointed out that he loves to buy pieces he can alter to make them look better. “The first thing people look at when I come on stage is what I’m wearing, so

really

One

ticular that

various places. Seventy per cent he

heart.

“Watching the other impersonators grow on stage and develop

embarrassing

stage too.

petition gets to him, he said! He prefers to do shows that are purely

is

Drew

praclot

had

has

month on makeup alone. He owns 300 to 400 dresses that come from

my

my

paint

community, watched other female impersonators step on stage for the first time, then watched them bring down the house a few months later with a

He

moments on

eyes and I never see my eyelashes on.” he spends about $100 a

favourite part of

In total

Waterloo and Area because it brings the community. entertain and when I do

make

formance of Total Eclipse of the Heart. But as in life, he got back up and went on with the show. Sometimes the element of com-

“My

enjoys helping raise organization AIDS Cambridge of

stage. It’s his job to

on

is

sure everyone at his shows has a good time and wants to come back.

Miss Drew but as

as four cups each when forming as Dolly Parton.

(ACCKWA) money

for

much

money for the Committee Kitchener

he

squeeze the skin to achieve a little natural cleavage. For breasts he uses nylons with rice in them. One

Brad Hamacher,

also

out the difficulty of always having to be funny and entertaining when

them secure while performing and putting duct tape on his chest to

me to be able to do my makeup and style my own wigs.”

He

Like being an actor, he pointed

also takes the time to glue on rhinestone earrings to keep

He

important for

smiling

handy when transforming himself from a handsome young man into a beau-

it’s

what

never been an issue for him, so he s

consider myself pretty

hair.

came

know there are people out who enjoy watching me do

“I

self lucky. “I

a show,

abilities

there

said with a twinkle

Hamacher

Kitchener where he learned to style

These

exclaimed.

Standing 5 feet 1 1 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds, Hamacher is quite thin. He said his figure has

and his

female counterpart welcomed him. After graduating from Forest school, secondary Heights Hamacher attended Gina’s School of Aesthetics in Waterloo where he learned the art of makeup. Then he

an acting job,” he

just

“It’s

them look more feminine.

“We

as he wanted.

moved on

performing for them./ They just have

self-motivated so

17 in the region.

homosexuality.

charity

them.

make

in

Kitchener, but currently there are

his

of their relationship often bothers

improving what he thinks of as a wide nose and his'

his

especially hard to find a boyfriend because having Miss Drew as part

That’s his technique

features to

past

He finds it

drag queen.

lifestyle as a

out,’

look

always

couldn’t

is ‘If in it

for

fun

in his eye.

out to

motto

today his mother

and Miss Drew was born.

queen

/

because the children are more accepting and don't care that we| are a bunch of gay men dressed/

watching

the first drag

§

Children’s

favourite

it

doubt, white

softening

my

“That’s

ple enjoy hanging out with Brad and think he’s a great guy, they

./ he joked.

Hospital.

have hard, tough names but Drew is a little softer, like me,” he joked,

Drew was

Sick

Toronto’s

“My

|

As Miss Drew he has helped raise money and brought laughter

port from various people within the

gay community in Kitchener to continue performing in the area. “Most female impersonators

wants but

explained that although peo-

He

he

if

usually

takes about an hour.

charity work.

to

little

as five minutes

Club at weekly forming Miss show the in Renaissance Drew and Crew as well as travelling around North America doing paid performances and endless

form and remind them how strong each and every one of them is.

into

form himself Miss Drew in as

I.

is

easily.

Eventually Hamacher would like and open

to take a business course his

own

spa in the area.

“In five years less of

my

life will

be devoted to drag. Miss Drew will be put on the backburner but she’ll

always be a part of me.” Until then she can be seen every Thursday night in Miss Drew and Crew at Club Renaissance at 24 Charles

St.

W.

in

downtown

Kitchener.

(Photo by Blake Gall)

Brad Hamacher performs as Miss Drew, the character he created, (left) but also enjoys impersonating Shania Twain (centre) and Reba MacIntyre (centre). But he always returns to Miss Drew

(right).

Hamacher can transform

Miss Drew in as little as five minutes if he wants to. However, he usually spends an hour getting ready for a show. into

t


Feature

/

SPOKE, October 20, 2003

— Page

1

Door-to-door lunch with a smile Meals on Wheels

offers

a

self-fulfilling

volunteer experience for

all

BY VALENTINA RAPOPORT The best unteer

Anne, and 64, Guenther Sprenger, 67, have both been volunteering for 1 Vi years at the pro-

part about being a vol-

bringing a smile to a

is

ages

gram.

lonely face.

Meals on Wheels executive director Joanne

“We do it because we can and we like helping out others,” saicT Anne. “You get to know them (the

when asked why many young people don't volun-

individuals they deliver to) and most of all you help get healthy

teer.

meals out Guenther.

“It

may seem

thing

as not being a cool

do,”

to

said

Klausnitzer

Klausnitzer,

who

has worked

at

them,”

to

added

Funding for the program is prothrough the Ministry of

the program for 16 years, said students don’t often volunteer at the

vided

program because of school schedules and lack of transportation.

Health Long Term Care Division and through the board of directors

"We deliver during the lunch hour and for many students it’s an

program

fundraisers.

Meals on Wheels has delivered meals and friendly

who

to

community mem-

are unable to

cook

for

said she hoped when volunteer hours became part of high school

themselves for the past 28 years. The program runs Monday through Friday with the help of 193 volunteers made up of mostly

requirements

more

retired or shift-working individu-

program's clients’)

“Volunteering sends a to the

community that you (students) do care about seniors.”

Joanne Meals on Wheels executive Klausnitzer,

director "Volunteering sends a message to the

community

that

you

(stu-

dents) do care about seniors,” she said.

Klausnitzer said she hopes current discussions to get universities

and colleges involved

in fundrais-

ing for the program will get

more

dents involved in the program. Seniors like to see young peocome (deliver their meals),

students

would become involved. “Students should see what kind— of impact they have on their (the

als.

message

the years the

had

Catering Services. In regard to having students volunteer more often, Klausnitzer

nutritious

bers

Over

partnerships with different food providers and is now partners with Bingeman’s

inconvenient time.”

interaction

has

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

Anne Sprenger, 64, pack lunches ready to be delivered to Kitchener-Waterloo their van. The couple has volunteered at the program for 11/2 years.

Guenther, 67, and residents into

they like to offer life advice and it also brings a great big smile to their faces,” she said. The program currently delivers to 21 routes across the Kitchener-

Waterloo area, delivering between 180 to 240 meals each day. To date the program has delivered more than one million meals. “We could not function without our volunteers,” said Meals on Wheels co-ordinator of programs

and volunteers Dipali Batabyal. “These people (volunteers) are amazing. .they are just incredi.

ble.”

Batabyal,

who

has worked

at the

program for nine months, said Meals on Wheels is a very important

service

to

the

community

because it helps those in need maintain the quality of life they may not be able to provide for themselves. “It’s important because

it

helps

people remain living at home and also save costs of going to retirement homes,” she said. The program also provides reassurance for family members who, because of busy work schedules, are unable to visit their senior relatives as often as they would like to,

she said.

lives.”

She said volunteer positions at the program are advertised through newspaper ads, volunteer action centre fairs and most of all through word of mouth. The program, which consists of five employees at the Kitchener

"They Tchow we would contact them if there were any concerns (with the family member).” Volunteering for Meals

on

consists of choosing what day(s) individuals have the time to spend during the lunch hour to

Wheels

centre, created a

new award

after

25th anniversary in 1999. The Heart of Gold honours individuals who have volunteered at the proits

gram

for 25 years.

deliver meals.

Volunteers meet at the office at 40 Shirley Ave. in Kitchener and are given their route number and meals to deliver for the day. Each meal is specially packaged to keep meals warm. Volunteers have up to 90 minutes to deliver the meals and are also reimbursed for their mileage. “Volunteers must have their own all

transportation as well as a clean

record.” said Batabyal, outlining the only qualifications that have to be met by volunteers.

driving

“Everything here is done in an efficient matter in order to provide the safest service to our clients.”

Wilf Linder, 84, volunteer

at

the

who

has been a

program

for

18

because he likes helping those who can t

years, said he does

it

cook for themselves. “You have no idea how many people wouldn't be able to get nutritious meals

(il

it

weren

t

lor

program)," he said. Linder, who used to work for Schneider's the

and is now retired, says he has always made the time to fit volunteer services into his life no

how busy it gets. Homer Langford. 78.

matter

is

also a

volunteer and keeps a record ot all the meals he has delivered. “To

day I have made 566 delivery trips,” he said. Having been a volunteer tor the this

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

to meals delivered to clients before noon from Monday lingeman’s Food Services staff pack all the diets. different require attention as different clients of the lunches require special

riday.

Many

past 15 years, he said the experience not only lets him catch up on his exercise but

aood

to

know

he

makes him is

feel

helping others.

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

Program and volunteer co-ordinator Dipali Batabyal stands with one of the

packages used to keep the delivered meals warm.

specially designed


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News

— SPOKE, October 20, 2003

Students struggle with procrastination By KRISTEN

MCMURPHY

In

a

world

filled

palm

organizers,

"My

with digital

and

pilots

all

social

life

comes study-

no

kinds of electrical gadgets, there

before

tomorrow,” admits April Reid, 19,' a second-year nursing student at

should be no excuses for leaving

ing,” she says.

projects and assignments until the

Conestoga College.

last

“I procrastinate like there’s

Most can

students

relate

to

that.

You

come

home

from a day of

long classes,

and the

you want to do is dive into your

last

Reid

thing

homework. You know your assignments

minute.

yourself for pulling another nighter to get the

C

something

r

1

y

second-year marketing

are

you will have to get them done. So why are you putting them off?

many

a

Shepherd, 19, a

that eventually

is

all-

work done.

dent

Procrastination

that

at

stu-

Con-

estoga, says she

delays completing

her home-

work

Walsh

students constantly struggle

with.

go

because

would

she rather

a

19,

But no matter how many “to do” lists you make, and no matter how many places you write down your assignments and their due dates, you will likely, at some point in your school career, be kicking

piling up.

You know

Kellie

out.

Herriot

work

I

better

under stress.” Heleniak also says sometimes she procrasti-

Walsh,

when

nates

first-year

she

advertising stu-

has more excit-

dent

ing

lege,

at

the col-

says

she

Heleniak

procrastinates because she always

time

thinks she has better things to do

do,

than assignments and studying.

She admits that it always catches up with her in the end. Some students blame their procrastinating tendencies on how they’re feeling. Second-year

things

“A

do.

lot

of the

and

up watching television or something,”

she adds.

According to a pamphlet written by a counseling centre at the University of Illinois, students can learn to overcome this issue By

wants to dive into a pile

day of classes?

when

Especially

more

there are

important things to do. Like going out to the bar or fooling around on the Internet for hours at a time.

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to

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it.

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though,

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you get a project done early. If you’ve never finished a project a week ahead of schedule, better if

you’re a procrastinator.

accounting student Dave Herriot, 20, says he has to be in the right mood to do work. “Sometimes I

pinpointing the reasons they pro-

Conestoga College offers oneon-one counseling for procrastination, says Joy Tomasevic, learning

crastinate.

skills adviser.

am, sometimes I’m not,” he says. “I never feel like doing work

students

struggle

inability

to

when

know

should be,” says Kristen Heleniak, 20, a secondyear marketing student. “I feel like I

I

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SPOKE, October

20,

2003

— Page 13

Student spreads optimism College

now has student

By AIMEE WILSON

Optimist Club

way around

the halls and recruit-

ing people to join.

A

“The whole point of

Conestoga student is not only his optimism around

club

this

is

spreading

to build an

campus, but is also putting a smile on laces outside the country. Marc Brendemuehl, 20, a general

students at

environment in which Conestoga can express

their will

to help out

business student,

Club

Ontario whose main project collect

According

in

used baseball equipment for

club will give people a better per-

the

in

Dominican

on the community and

spective

and other Caribbean

build the spirit. “It’s

“The whole point

countries.

This

British

club

Columbia now

native,

to build

trav-

Dominican each

Republic

in

an

which

students at Conestoga

can express

their will to

new

friends

and

make

feel

good

Marc Brendemuehl,

age of supplies

Optimist Club president

are used sports equipment, school

and medical equipment

such as wheelchairs and crutches. From seeing the unfortunate lifestyles, particularly of the chil-

Brendemuehl wanted

charitable

to start

organization

that

beneficial.

After attending a club day at the Sanctuary earlier this school year, he got the idea of starting an

Optimist Club at the college. With new the help of Keith Holden, the building chair in this district, and

Chris

Renner,

and

interacting

with

see on

day

a

you day-to-

basis,”

said

club

Sept.

28

was

started at

the

Eastside Optimist

to According Brendemuehl, club president, the top three demands in the Dominican

would be

same

community

officially

the country has.

a

at the

time helping the

The

nessed the short-

dren,

network

individuals

Renner.

about themselves.”

he has wit-

an excellent to

individuals

help out humanity,

his vis-

supplies

way with

the

to

On

of this

while

of

Kitchener,

is

environment

a

resident

its,

second-

Renner,

to

year financial planner student, the

is

Republic

year.

good

to

children

els

humanity,

friends and feel

about themselves.”

has started the

Optimist

college

first

make new

president-elect,

Brendemuehl’s ambitions were put into action. A week later this ronfident student was making his

Club in Kitchener. With already approximately 55 student members from the college, Brendemuehl has a good feeling about the organization’s success. “I think they could do a lot of

good things internationally and community-wide.

It’s

one of the

(Optimist) clubs for youth and of that,” said I wanted to be a part Amanda Doroslovac, 20, second-

first

year recreation and leisure student, adding, “It also looks good on a

resume.” At an Optimist meeting Oct. 8 the Sanctuary, Brendemuehl

in

told

members about his last Dominican when he him more than 30 with brought

his fellow visit

to

the

and gloves along with 400 pencils and 15 notebooks to be baseballs

In the Conestoga College Optimist Club, gives a child Marc Brendemuehl 20, president of the Club ,n Opt,m,st college-based first the club is Dominican Republic a baseball and glove. The

Ontario.

used

in the

dent of Wilmot Ladies Optimist Club, adding, “Marc’s going to do maka great job. His heart is into will do he and successful this ing

classrooms.

He also told a touching story about a particular day on one of on his visits when he was sitting the beach and a

little

boy came up

“It’s

the boy to stay put, Brendemuehl returned and handed him a baseball and glove.

telling

and "I gave this kid a baseball glove and he didn't even have shoes on,” said Brendemuehl, demonstrating the dire need some

while at the

Brendemuehl

said about

and

lucky,"

Canada,

back."

Each

new

Optimist

Club

is

required to pay a start-up fee of $450. A fellow Optimist organiza(Photo by Aimee Wilson) .eft)

i

and Chris Renner, pres Marc Brendemuehl, club president, faculty ot encourage members, students and

lent-elect,

baseball equipment to onestoga College to bring in used Republic. anctuary for kids in the Dominican

Club tion called the \\ ilmot Ladies decided to donate the money and sponsor them.

“The potential here is unbelievpresiable," said Linda Fewkes.

same

to join.

“This" will be one amazing "He club." said Fewkes. adding, said he wants 100 members by Christmas and I think he'll do it" This optimistic student has had ’

time

interacting with

individuals

a

of experience

lot

you see on a

promoted president-elect.

Other Optimist Clubs own propwhere they can hold meetings and events. Because this particular

•erty

college-based. is

interested in

work-

ing along with Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI). “All the things we need are

wanted environment

said. "1

already here." he create a positive

to

where people can have fun. help peothe community and grow as

music

courts

also used to fix basketball the in the area. “A lot of

courts in this city are run-down,

he said. Renner, incoming president for next year, also volunteers his time at the

Marillac Place, a shelter for with children. Renner has

women

assisted his dad

w ith

construction

of the home.

Conestoga's

current

Optimist

Club will continue to run until Oct. of next year when the new club 1 will begin.

ple.”

Students are encouraged to drop off their used baseball equipment will be to the Sanctuary where it held until Brendemuehl

independent

artists.

He

Brendemuehl

helping

not only the captain of the basketand ball team. he also marketed

Chris Renner,

is

in

communities and getting people involved. In high school, he was

day-to-day basis.”

club

adding. "This is the land of opporgiving my tunity. I'm dedicated to life

Brendemuehl says the club isn t bound to the college. Anyone from encouraged

to

helping the community

According to the motivated student, most of the workers only make up to $10 Canadian in a 12hour work day. According to Holden, the children use cardboard as baseball gloves. "What we look at as garbage, kids down there look at as

an excellent way

network with individuals

in.

gold.” said Holden. " really "We're

Christmas.

the area can join. Faculty are also

his to him and offered to shine shoes for some money. After

of the children are

Dominican. His goal is to bring with him one tonne in time for

the

returns to

"Hopefully w'e're starting a legaadding. cy.” said Brendemuehl. "It's

eoins to build on the reputa-

tion of the college."


Page 14

News

— SPOKE, October 20, 2003

New

additions

revamp the downtown

The Kitchener Theatre Company and Children’s Museum downtown

Kitchener’s

directly behind the Casablanca Bookshop. In July, the city gave permission to the library board to plan a new

building

not

is

used to be, and hasn’t been

it

for quite

The

revive the city’s core

HEUCHERT

By JEFF

what

may help

some

time.

"possible to try

was once the

facility.

done as much as to revitalize what

city has

Pettigrew

focal point of the city,

So what has to be done to revitaldowntown Kitchener? Many business owners feel there’s more to do than just add new businesses to the area. They also feel there are many more larger issues that have ize

Since the mid-’90s the city has

downtown

core, but only recently has

it

taken

a more aggressive push to rebuild

downtown.

the

hoping a new bookhim would help, but

he’s not sure.

many problems still remain for those shops in the downtown core. but

put $80 million into the

is

store behind

be addressed.

to

_

2002, the city attracted the Kitchener Theatre and Company to

the

move

shops. She said

In

into a

Street

new

directly

location on the

in

Frey feels the city has to clean up

King

downtown

in front

core.

This year, the Waterloo Regional

Museum

-etswn Kitchener, business

is

of Petsche’s Shoes Anita

Petsche-Good said it hasn’t been a good year. She attributes this to the years,

retail

business

which she

over the

2000

that left

both said business

is

not good for

them.

been going down over the

“Its

last year,” said Frey.

They both blame many of their problems on larger issues such as Sept. 1 1 S ARS and the blackout in

fee 1 that loss.”

August.

Petsche-Good said people used to look at clothing at the Gown House, which was burnt down in the fire, and then come over and look at shoes in her store. "It’s that kind of spin-off business that hasn’t been happening

,

“After those events

Shoes

at its

has for

in

50 years, more

current location for

than nine years.

Petsche-Good said she doesn’t have the walk-by traffic that takes place from people coming downtown for specific reasons. Other businesses are in the same situation.

The* Cafe Juice Bar has been in

downtown Kitchener

for

almost

in the

down-

four years.

King Street location. But Pettigrew does admit things could have been worse if the additions weren’t built and said it’s possible business could have gone the

down without them. One store, though, does

feel the additions have greatly helped. Budd’s clothing store manager

Howie Budd

said

business has

continued to go up since the mid’90s.

“The city’s doing the right thing,” Budd. “They’re on the right

said

track.”

town they

aren’t sure if the addi-

downtown have helped

tions to the

or not.

for

50 years and has been

75 years. city

Many

businesses downtown feel new market was built too far from the actual downtown core. the

Frey said the market wouldn’t help the Juice Bar but only attract people from the east end, not the middle or the west. Petsche-Good said the new market is kind of far away, but that it’s a piece of puzzle that will make the

downtown

come

afraid of

even though they probably wouldn’t be,” she said.

Petsche-Good also said some of from the House of Friendship and the homeless don’t always create a safe feeling for

relying heavily on the

garage.

Queen

Street six years ago.

He

doesn't necessarily attribute

improving

attractions, but rather that

to the

new

on the

fact

he has a bigger inventory

at

unsure

influx of people

Library’s

King

is

will

if

the market

because

feels

parking

Good

“I expect we'll have to wait another three to live years before it

it

will

who

bring an

Good. With the probable addition of a new library in a few years and the new market next year, the

presently are

not coming downtown.”

Budd does expect the market to new people because it will

gets better,” said

attract

Kitchener downtown will survive

be open seven days a week, not just

for

on weekends as

it

now

is.

The city is also considering moving the Kitchener Public main branch from

Street location to a

its

new

many years to come. But a revitalization of the core

may be looks

at

impossible unless the city the

issues

that

business

owners, before them for good.

concern it

loses

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: SELF-ESTEEM Schnitzel Talking about self-esteem, people use phrases like “She has high self-esteem” or “He has low self-esteem.” don’t think anyone can be categorized that simply. all have strengths and weaknesses and our attitude toward these affects our self-esteem.

served up

We

I

Reactions to low test marks vary from

“I

didn’t

do

well

on

Oktoberfest-style

this test” to “I’m stupid.” (Photo by Jason Middleton)

How

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

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

You can read about self-esteem

or talk to a counsellor

A message from Student Services

in

Student Services.

is

it’s

four blocks away.

open in 2004, will have two condominiums, indoor and outdoor markets, permanent retailers, an open square for more retailers, as well as an underground parking

location on

also

too inconvenient downtown,

to

will help his business

moving

new

Pettigrew

much

suggests the city should try add more smaller, unique stores, as you would see in St. Jacobs.

new farmers’ market to boost downtown business significantly. The $30 million market, which

its

here.”

she said.

“We’re hoping is

Pettigrew adds, “It’s not that it’s unsafe to be downtown, its that we're not creating a safe perception where you can walk your family

and suggests making it more accessible and free, as at malls.

need the centre block to be developed for us to be affected,”

Mark Pettigrew, owner of the Casablanca Bookshop, said business has gone up immediately since to

better for everyone.

people.

"We

Pettigrew

Budd’s clothing has been in downtown Kitchener for more than

The

his business

Managers of the Cafe Juice Bar Kathy Frey and Della Baczyk

seems

just

people just wanted to stay at home with their families,” said Baczyk.

For some businesses

been

it

like

should,” she said.

downtown Kitchener and

older peo-

the individuals

without a building permanently affected her. “Many stores left forever and we

five businesses

downtown Kitchener

at this location for the past nine years.

calls disturbing.

said the fire in

Petsche’s

knows

they won’t

“Physically they feel threatened, (Photo by Jeff Heuchert)

Petsche’s shoes on King Street has been a part of

of

say

them.

strug-

gling.

Owner

who

downtown because they’re

even with these additions to many shops in down-

Yet,

it

of her store and she watch-

thing, adding she

ple

the core, for

like

new

build

kids hang out

crowds of teenagers. Petsche-Good said the same

museum.

She

many

to avoid the

opened, also in

the heart of the downtown. The city provided $1.5 million to help build

loss

not just

es other people cross the street just

Children’s

the

streets,

Noel Robinson, 32, a second-year food and beverage management student, helps cook

some of the 450 kilograms of sausage at the 22 annual Oktoberfest family breakfast. Thirty

students from the food

and beverage management program volunteered at the event.

Some up

students showed

at 5 a.m. to help

start cooking.


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situation

and plea

to either look out

for the child, send in a donation

Ghost story versus horror

myth versus tion

are

...

all

reality, fact

that’s

story,

versus fic-

what urban legends

about.

Urban legends are

that

stories

accompa-

(strangely, there usually

child and family.

Sometimes

circumstances are

real,

were

some

the

at

the

fate as the habitual victim.

that this

Most recently, urban legends have made their may into our modern-day medium of choice: the

any importance are unlikely, yet thousands put their name to it.

Internet.

free services, such as

We have all heard or passed along an urban legend at one time

instant

were passed around war in Iraq. Chances petition reached anyone of

of losing certain

which letters

of

nothing. Free gift certificates, serv-

good luck/love charms or

virus,

donation requests for a sick child (insert

random name and ailment

here).

ices

stories are based on urban legends and have evolved to fit whatever timeline the tale is being told in. Other urban

legends are told specifically to

tar-

get a certain group, such as big

corporations

like

Disney

and

Coca-Cola

or celebrity-based myths. In all cases, the stories in question tend to be so compelling one cannot help but pass along the (frequently misguided) information to a friend, thus the cycle of the urban myth continues. E-mail legends are becoming so frequent they are as

now

referred to

spam - garbage e-mail

created

only to junk up a person’s inbox. One of the most common e-mail

theft.

There have been no complaints as of yet.

sometimes

Granted,

KFC

true,

these

such as when

(in participating stores in the

U.S.) offered free popcorn chicken

on lune 20, 2002 between 1 1 a.m. and 2 p.m., or when participating Baskin-Robbins ice-cream outlets offered a “free scoop night” earlier this year. Most of the time, howevthe only thing free about these notices is the advertising. Disturbingly, another common trend is the e-mail scam: sent from er,

- often company -

(one

of

the

on

phone calls from inside the house, baby spiders hatching from unsan-

Most

for these tricks, but those

are not as familiar with the

who Web

can be duped out of money, passwords or even their identities.

theme parks, Disney company and Walt himself. These pages look into popular rumours such as the letters S-E-X appearing in The Lion King, Aladdin urging individual sections:

films,

the

teenagers

to

“take

off

their

taken belief that Walt Disney was

than once. In

put into cryonic storage after his

to

Snopes,

this is

fact, there are several

reports of similar occurrences dat-

ing from 1982

when

of this year,

way to July man checked

death.

a

from immune

Celebrities are far

the

all

rumour

to

mill; in fact, they’re usu-

horrible stench, cleaning staff dis-

ally thrown directly into the mix because of their popularity. These rumours are created to take away

covered a decomposing body under the mattress. The stuff urban

from the perfect image of the Hollywood star and expose the

into a hotel in

Kansas City and,

days of enduring the

made

flaws underneath the surface, even

of.

fatalities are so bizarre or it is

hard to believe they

could ever be true. One of the most

those judgments are unfair or

if

cruel.

For example, Marilyn Monroe, up-to-date

sources for true stories like this

www.darwinawards.com,

is

which

recognized for her beauty and per-

was

rumoured to foot. Jamie Lee Curtis is rumoured to be a hermaphrodite and ’20s movie starlet, Clara Bow, known for being bolder and more defiant than woman were permitted to be at that time, fection,

falsely

have six toes on each

tion.

babysitter receiving

savvy individuals don’t

dedicated to

divided into three

entirely

a bank or

other personal data.

is

unlucky gerbil ... the details of which won’t he mentioned here, except to say the story is pure fic-

requesting

some

site is

Disney, which

most commonly believed urban legends now involve popular companies and celebrities. Snopes has sectioned off pages dedicated

a false source

or

space on the

the Web) no cases involving kidney theft - or any other organ theft - have ever been reported in this manner. This particular legend was so compelling it prompted the Kidney Foundation to set up a hotline for anyone who may suspect personal kidney theft. As of yet, there have been no complaints. Of course, one can’t mention urban legends without the most popular tales: the killer’s hook hanging from the car door, the

credit card

payment, credit card information

one

at

event that has been reported more

legends are

According to Barbara and David Mikkelson, founders of

cocaine

of)

clothes” and the strange but mis-

so ironic P.

traces

an

Some

www.snopes.com

fall

Your

personal kidney

largest urban legends libraries

rumours are

in

company of a corpse embedded

after three

Gates to Starbucks coffee, just for

Internet

hoaxes revolves around a missing or sick child. The letter will open with a mournful description of the

who may suspect

passing along an e-mail.

Most ghost

old

money have been by everyone from Bill

the

According

or even

offered

cover they have spent the night in the mattress.

or Yahoo! charging for messaging, have also

to avoid the e-mail variants,

The next morning they take

another look around only to dis-

MSN, AOL

come

spending the night in a hotel room while dealing with a terrible smell they cannot identify.

rumours of

prompted many e-mail protests. One of the most obvious stunts is the promise of something for

of a tourist, or

trusting

Urban legends involving organ theft prompted the Kidney Foundation to set up a hotline for anyone

small time.

Another significant amount of

tells

in foreign countries

many

protesting the

strain

ill

who, naively one of the natives (often a prostitute), wake up in a tub of ice only to find their kidneys missing.

petitions that

warning of some new

usually affecting

by the time mass audience

the story is old news.

False threats

theft,

prepared tourists or businessmen

point, but

the e-mail reaches a

of organ

or at least

twist

are based in fact.

tourist couple,

and retold, often as a warning to who wish to avoid a similar

form of chain

surprising

is

most of us have heard the warning

those

in the

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asks for prayers on behalf of the

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close to impossible

have been proven which ones

stories

One legend

any

In all cases, these legends are told

It’s

these

true, but

eration to generation. For example,

if

Other popular e-mail chain letters include boycotts and petitions.

or another.

The oldest form of the urban myth comes in the form of frightening tales passed along from gen-

or

nies a false address,

have been told for generations but little to no truth behind them. Some are, however, based loosely on fact, while others are taken straight out of the news.

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a

fairy tales with

itary

hair

threatening

conditions

or

from

strange facial boils.

ours go to those who, by doing

something remarkably foolish, wind up killing themselves accidentally.

As testament to our modern society, the fastest spreading and

on those

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supposedly participated with the entire

to

“Cokelore,” focusing

stories revolving

around

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of course,

in

orgies

football team.

who can

forget

ongoing myth revolving around Richard Gere and one the

Urban legends can be used

as

Coca-Cola. These include disprov-

educational tools, warnings and

Coke invented modern-day Santa Claus image or that eating Pop Rocks and drinking Coke can be fatal,

simply as a means to entertain. But if they exist to teach us any-

ing rumours that

the

Even old ghost stories, such as chanting “Bloody Mary” in front of a mirror to summon a spirit, are considered urban legends.

“rewards” those people who “improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it.” Top hon-

and verifying the fact that, yes, Coca-Cola did in fact contain (very

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SPOKE, October

King Diamond storms Toronto

2003

20,

— Page 17

Horoscope

By PETR CIHACEK After an unbearably long three years, the legendary

heavy metal

band King Diamond

is

it

September 23 October 22

Birthday!

on its way to Canada again. Promoting its latest masterpiece, The Puppet Master, King Diamond is going to pull the fans' strings Nov. 4 at the Opera House in Toronto. As usual, Toronto and Montreal, where the band performs Nov. 5, are the only stops on the band’s North American tour. And it is unlikely that the fans who saw the amazing show King Diamond put on in Toronto’s club Reverb in August 2000 will miss the opportunity to see

Libra

Happy

finally

Don’t jump the gun or get

rise.

power plays

are on the

21

Seek new options

Kim Bendix Petersen, a.k.a. King Diamond, stormed through Reverb

within ethical boundaries

skills.

you down.

to,,

in

writing.

Scorpio October 23

4

November

-

21

Associates seem to be plodding

Stay firmly

when

you act. This is an important time to remain calm and avoid acting

who

let

can’t lose what’s not yours

A -

growth and

for

mobilize your

almost banged their heads off

You

April 19

IP*

with an unbelievable energy that

may

begin with. Get everything

Aries March

again.

his teenage fans,

Friends

Don’t rely too much on others.

Hurt feelings could steer you

the singer and leader of the band,

many of

atic.

down the wrong path. Be open to new friendships and relationships.

Though more than 20 years older than many of his most devoted fans,

left

Making plans becomes problem-

angry when others disagree. Political

-

along slowly. Keep a backup plan

handy

case they can’t keep up.

in

aggressively.

Exaggeration

in the

is in

the stars, so

moshpit, exhausted.

Taurus

f Make

April 20

minute

first

Diamond’s dark small

theatrical

downtown club

started to

easily

Master,

from and Conspiracy, and Them albums walking around with a wolf s head the band played songs

hearing King

who now

Diamond

s

astound-

time in the band’s 18-year his-

first

the

tory,

album

will

also feature

female backing vocals. As on every album, the lyrics of The Puppet Master were written by

metal throne. Now 47 years of age, the great in

King and compose a gruesome horror story. The tale of the album is into

18th-century Budapest,

Dallas, Tex., has not lost any of his

set

energy and as he says, his new opus. The Puppet Master, which

Hungary and according

by Metal

will be released Oct. 21

May

21

the

to

make

author, the ghastly story will the hairs stand up on the back of

the listeners’ necks.

And King

Black’s School of If

will

So Dewey decides

ORMSTON

you’re looking for a movie that

make you laugh

through, buy

the

whole way newly

a ticket to the

Keep in mind, this opinion ing from atre

someone whose

experience

is

com-

last the-

included Duplex,

one of the most ridiculous movies in history. However, if the laughter of the packed audience is any indication of the movie's success. School

to begin his

teaching career and is delighted to find out that his adorable 10-yearold students are actually quite

tal-

quickly puts the kids to work on a strict schedule of rock appreci-

that started

positive strokes or physical affec-

show The opening bands are Swedish legend Entombed, and Texas from Nocturne for the

Single Philadelphia’s Theory. The show begins in the

and adaptability will bring luck. Family problems will soon mellow.

tion. Flexibility

p.m.

June 22

E.,

roommate, Ned Schneebley, substitute

teach

prep school. opportunity cash.

at

a

to

For more information check out the band’s official fan club and site at:

web-

www.covenworldwide.org.

prestigious

Dewey sees an easy to make some quick

“man”

as

the

band

at the end.

_

-

Your hard work and devotion others

boldly, as soon

others

them openly and

keep them

from dominating your thinking and blocking your talents.

may not be paying off. know what you expect

Although

this

all

movie

is

being

ages.

Really anyone who is looking for a good laugh should make a trip to

In

to

Let in

return. Temporary' health and financial problems may be ahead.

Pisces February 19

March

-

20

Dewey would What you make up for

lack in daring,

you

in

perseverance. Stay

focused; don't

others scatter

Express your ideas and take calculated risks.

Getting what you

your energies or sway you off

your responsibility. Your passions are of primary' impor-

course.

tance to you now.

let

want

is

News

of a wed-

ding or pregnancy arrives.

it.

him another chance. School of Rock Black

Virgo /'

August 23 September 22

Diana O'Neill

is final-

ly cast in a role that really suits

played cess. The school’s principal, snotty the all and Cusack, by Joan parents even come to approve of

January' 20

Troublemakers surround you. It’s necessary that you deal with

say, has repressed her.

"

a great suc-

a

Aquarius

July 22

see her character clearly possesses the spirit of a rocker, but

give

is

-

You can

Shallow Hal and Saving Silverman,

band

is

very good time for travel r taking a break and getting away.

February 18

For those of you who are apprehensive and only remember Black for his roles in movies such as

the

others’ sense of fair play. This

Cusack gives a great performance as the uptight head of the school.

the theatre to see

Of course

judge them harshly. Appeal to

for $25.50.

appeal to

for his

on your horizon.

Cancer

Opera House on 735 Queen

near the intersection of Queen and Broadview Avenue and you can buy tickets at Ticketmaster St.

Victories are

Reject negative people but don’t

Bullet at 8

band, called School of Rock.

rock group. No Vacancy, kicked him out of the band. in

June 21

as well.

shows Los Angeles

publicized as a family film with no swearing, sex or violence, it would

after his

comes

-

has

new

of

ation and band practice. Soon these children turn into an incredible rock

Rock is definitely a hit. The premise of the movie is diehard rock fan Dewey, played by Jack Black, is in need of money

a call

Meet opposition with

compassion and sympathy.

Oct. 18 in

society, or

ented musicians.

of

When

plentiful.

eerie acts for his

lot

Rock rocks

He

released School of Rock.

change course midstream. Cois minimal; pushiness is

operation

People around you are seeking acknowledgement in the form of

probably prepared a

as possible. This will

By JENNIFER

to

A fall

Be prepared

stores Oct. 21

ing falsettos as well as his deep murmur. On the top of that, for the

on when songs from the House of God were played. experiIt was an unforgettable fans his to proved King and ence that he truly belongs on the heavy

lives

is in

Blade Records, is as powerful and heavy as any other of his albums. As always, fans can anticipate

of the songs, an actress performed on the stage, dressed up as Grandma

Danish singer

You

patience right

is likely.

Gemini

4 as King Diamond performs at the Opera House in Toronto Nov. part ot his North American tour. His latest album, The Puppet

immersed his fans into his mystic kingdom of darkness and insanity. During most

when

little

now. Try to relax. Let go of all your worries.

fill

up with a gloomy, mysterious atmosphere. Wearing deadly makeup and singing into a mike mounted on a cross made of two large bones.

King Diamond

from glory

of

have very

November 22 December 21

Delays are inevitable.

emotions

could cloud your message.

King show the

Sagittarius 20

sure you’re speaking

clearly; high-strung

The

May

-

gives such a natural performance that you will leave the theatre think-

ing he did not even have to act.

a third-

year journalism student

him:

a guitar-playing slob. Black more than pulls off the character. He

is

Stop struggling!

Stay focused

and don't be intimidated by know to time Take it-alls. Ask questions. clearly define what you want.

who dabbles gy and likes

with astroloto

read tarot

cards just for kicks.


— SPOKE, October 20, 2003

Page 18

the most wonderful time of the year

It’s

By JASON SMITH

The puck has

officially

dropped

new seaNational Hockey know I’m not the

to declare the start of a

son

the

in

Sports

League and I only one excited

about what should be a very exciting and

memorable

Coming

Milan Hejduk, last year’s leading goal scorer and winner of the Rocket Richard trophy with 50 goals; Joe Sakic, Alex Tanguay, Rob Blake and Adam Foote among others, and Colorado looks

many

team for a chance

the

goaltender David Aebischer get

done between the pipes?

expected to be a leader and the

like a legitimate all-star team.

The question surrounding

the

is

can

Nobody can replace future Hall of Famer Patrick Roy and Aebischer

go-to guy on a

season.

definitely has a tough task ahead

fused.

Who

has what

takes to

it

make

a

the

final

hockey fans across North America are asking what to expect for the 2003-04

•^surprises,

at

Cup with Colorado - even though his team had just made the Stanley

- and he took a huge pay cut in the process. As Kariya walked out, however, Sergei Fedorov walked in. The former Red Wings star was in need of a change and is

former Quebec-based team

year.

off a post-season full of

This year, there’s no heroic capbe found. Kariya ditched

tain to

the job

of him. The sad truth

is,

may seem

a

But never

a remote-

Ducks team lost

little

fear...

that

and con-

Jiggy’s here.

NHL.

Ray Whitney (24G. 52A, 76P last season with Columbus) was also added to the mix, as the Wings hope to fill some of the void

Goaltender Dominik Hasek has returned from retirement, forcing Curtis Joseph out of a job as the

Wings continue to look to ship signing the Cujo despite renowned goalie just one year ago.

With captain and locker-room Yzerman - winner of the 2003

leader Steve

long playoff run?

Which team

from Fedorov's depar-

left

ture.

Master ton

will

take a quick run

Trophy

out of the gates?

dedication,

Who

sportsmanship and perseverance - back on

will

finally

step

up and reach

the

next

level?

for

f

Who

catch

will

everyone guard? It

full-time

the

off

roster

frustrating

much

too early in

knee problems,

the

season

the

these

no

just

Brendan

problem my two

tossing

Wings

might look better than ever.

but I’ve

dictions,

got

to

pre-

cents into the mix.

Shanahan and N c k a s

Don't

Lidstrom,

many

i

expect

NHL this year.

the

1

who won his third consecutive

surprises in

Notwithstanding the teams that

for

broke out during

defenceman

last year’s

Norris Trophy

regular

season and playoffs — Tampa Bay,

It seems as if all the memoribillia is coming out of the closet as everyone celebrates the start of a and new hockey season. Many North American fans are asking what to expect for the 2003-04 season.

Anaheim

many eye open-

shouldn't be too ers in 2003-04.

The Eastern Conference is normally the more predictable side of the NHL, but expect some stiff competition this seaBetween

son.

Leafs,

Senators,

freight

the

to

another top conthe West, should

in

and even the Lightning and Rangers, anything can happen. The hope for a Canadian team to

come

out on top of the east at the end of the season - and playoffs looks good.

Conference,

much of the same The Detroit Red Wings,

Giguere, the Mighty Ducks goaltender, proved he has what it takes to be a superstar in the J.S.

NHL, winning

final.

Dallas,

tender

Flyers,

Western

directly

train

Cup

Stanley

be firing on all cylinders this season as well.

Bruins,

the

decent Aebischer may be good enough to carry this offensive ly

the Devils,

Capitals,

In

last

year,

depended

NHL

play-

team

pens to go

Add

on

to lead this

Jiggy

you

bottom of the one-shot wonsay Carolina

Same

old story.

finalists to

barrel? 1

.72

der?

Can

A

down

all

signs point to a very suc-

cessful year. Let’s

another

yet

hope

be a threat and have to be considered favourites to win this year’s Stanley Cup. With Markus

Although the Detroit Red Wings lost a key component of their squad in Fedorov, the Wings may

Naslund and tough guy Todd Bertuzzi leading the team into war, nobody can take Vancouver

be better off without him. Fedorov has been accused of not bringing his best play to the ice on a con-

too lightly.

Don’t expect prises

year too

...

in

many

NHL

the

sur-

the playoffs and

this

There shouldn’t be

many eye-openers

in

2003-04 season. The Avs were arguably

the most team in the off-season, first losing legendary goaltender

active

Patrick

Roy

to

retirement,

and

then picking up free agents Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne. Kariya and Selanne, former teammates in Anaheim, bring a unique chemistry to this already solid

team.

Add

reliable

Peter Forsberg,

superstars

who

in assists (77) last

for

NHL

season as well

as points (106), and

Trophy

led the

like

won

the Hart

most valuable player;

knocking off the former champions, the Detroit Red Wings, followed by the Dallas Stars and Minnesota Wild. The Ducks seemed as if they were in the middle of a Walt Disney classic, allowing each of us to become caught up in the Cinderella story that just couldn’t last long enough.

Led by Kariya,

their heroic captain Paul

Anaheim found them-

selves in the 2002-03 Stanley Cup final, facing off against the New

Devils. Of course, the Devils disposed of the Ducks and

Jersey

the

n't

only

face

to

leave

winger

left

in

the history of the

NHL, Luc

Robitaille, finds himback in Los Angeles with the Kings, two years after making his self

debut with Detroit. Igor Larionov, the oldest player in the NHL at

You'd think the Wings would be disarray

with these

losses, but general

big-time

manager Ken

that can only be earned through hard work, sweat, blood

and

sidered the best blue lipe in the

thing

tears.

Respect.

things

...

In

Conference,

of the

same

the Eastern this

may

just

be the year for the white and blue. Then again, it

seems we’ve been saying that for quite some time

is now a member of the New Jersey Devils after eight years as a member of Hockeytown's elite.

Holland was quick to ensure his Wings would be even better than last year. Picking up rugged defenceman and former Dallas Stars captain Derian Hatcher adds to the depth of what has to be con-

won Lord Stanley’s coveted championship, but Anaheim found themselves gaining some-

see much

now.

42,

in

medical attention if you have any of these symptoms.

Conference, expect to

the

Wings this season. The most prolific goal-scoring

FOUNDATION

the Western

In

and letting his personal problems have an effect on his game play. But Fedorov wassistent basis,

HEART

AND STROKE

Seek immediate

Jumping north of the border, the Vancouver Canucks continue to

Hurricanes?

come playoff time is unknown. The Anaheim Mighty Ducks made believers out of everyone last year, clawing their way into

NESS Unsteadiness or sudden falls, especially with any of the above signs

Detroit-Colorado

playoff showdown.

goals-against average and a .932

to lead the Stars into a possible late playoff run. Whether or not Turco can get the job done

of speech

for

save

same way

Temporary or trouble

again this year.

old thing.

Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars and Vancouver Canucks are all set to have great seasons, with any of these teams finishing as number one and two in the conference.

TROUBLE SPEAKING

Brett Hull, Chris Chelios,

expect to see

percentage last year and looks to continue playing the

EAKNESS Sudden weakness, numbness and/or tingling in die face, arm or leg

if

and Darren McCarty and many more to the mix and

From

EADACHES Sudden, severe and unusual headaches

Schneider, Pavel Datsyuk, Henrik Zetterberg and the infamous Grind Line of Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby

relied

playoffs this year.

vision

Mathieu

los-

will be on heavily for his team to stand a chance at even making the

Sudden low of vision, one eye or double

particularly in

Yzerman hap-

ing the series.

to-

with a

in the

offs, despite his

beat on any given night.

Turco led the

Conn Smythe

trophy awarded to the most valuable player

With Mike Modano and Bill Guerin leading the way on offence and proven goaltender Marty Turco protecting the goal, the Stars will be tough

the

'

will

Wings team

Minnesota — there

1

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best

be

(Photo by Jason Smith)

N fTIT'T

after-

may be

make

Vi]

Ed Jovanovski blue

again

line

will this

anchor the year with

Mattius Ohlund. The acquisition of Magnus Arvedson adds even more speed and offensive savvy to the

'Nucks roster

finds a

way

will be

no

to

that constantly

improve. This year

different.

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to par: finishes

A

playoff berth

how

OCAA

far

depend

on

assured, but

is

can

they

already-prominent heat up even more.

1

make

may Dan

it

goallender

Look for a second-round defeat of the Canucks this year, but don’t be surprised if you see them Cloutier.

vidual play for the tournament with

a two-day

The Conestoga College golf

of 155. Conestoga

total

also finished fourth in

team play

with a two-day

total

The coach

said

vidual play.

The cold conditions meant the ball doesn’t tly as far as it would in warmer conditions. Add the wind to the mix and it was very hard to

All six

members of the

Morrison,

golf team,

Marty Skowron, Jeff Wes Haynes

Kolb, Casey Watson,

and John Pederson, played in the individual tournament while the first five

played as the team

in the

played a big part

have consistent

play.

The guys were being forced to

when

very happy with the

have used a 7-iron, said Banton. Overall the coach said he

ers

team

prised to see the

The tournament was held on at the Upper 30 and Oct. Canada Golf Club in Morrisburg, Ont., just outside Cornwall. The course was longer than most PGA

place.

Tour courses, stretching 7,000 yards from the tee decks. After the first day of play Conestoga was sitting in second place in team play, behind

medal at Championships

Humber

returning next year.

1

College, with a score of

314. Morrison and Kolb were tied for third after the first day, shoot-

ing a four-over-par 76.

The weather on

day was

the first

not the best with the temperature only 7 C and it dropped to about 3 C with the wind-chill. The winds,

were gusting up times making it very to

50 km/h

at

difficult to

play.

go so well for the team, said coach Mike

The second day

didn't

Banton.

"The boys played their hearts out but the cold, wet weather just got

day placing him

in the

could

second

in fourth in indi-

was

the play-

tell

second

in

they wanted to win

that

in

and are now in contract disputes with Mike Comrie. The team is in disarray and looks to be heading down the same path it has been on for the last few years.

The Flames

same boat. be the Jarome

are in the

Jarome Iginla has to of 2001-02 who led the league in scoring for the Flames to remotely have a chance at anything. But don't expect much. In the Eastern Conference,

the Toronto

Maple Leafs

Let’s face

This just

it.

this year.

may

the year

He

graduating

from while

Morrison, Skowron, Pederson and Kold will all be graduating

chance at victory every night, and Marian Hossa, team captain Daniel Alfredsson and Radek Bonk should remain solid. They have to be if the Sens want to take the next step that’s been eluding them. Montreal has a tough task ahead

new Watch

for

coaches award

Calgary

friends

yet.”

school newspaper

http://www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke/

For

this

happen, goalie Jose Theodore

also needs to get back to his old

form and pave the way for

this

sey,

the

Maple Leafs

jer-

look for the Leafs to take a no-prisoner attitude. the

pairing

and

of old

linemates Joe and

Roberts Gary Nieuwendyk and keep an eye on Matt Stajan, a youngster who

Speaking of the Leafs, expect Ottawa- Toronto to be the focus of a lot of energy this year asr the

The Bruins have been beefing up the last couple years and this year

united.

Although

this

year’s

need

to

forward be a part of the Thrashers

all-star

will not

roster,

draw

inspiration

from these

Byron Dafoe stays net, Ilya Kovalchuk,

strong

as

in

Shawn McEachem, Marc Savard, and Patrik Stefan Slava Kozlov,

band together and

should be able to make this year a season never to be forgotten in

what you

NHL

will, but

history. Call

me

watch out for the

They acquired

different.

end of the off-season from Toronto and should be a force to be reckoned with. Joe Thornton has been getting closer and closer to being the league leader at the end of the year and 2003-04 could be his ye^ to shine.

With

Brian

Rolston,

Martin

Lapointe, Sergei Samsonov,

Knuble and

Mike

Axelsson tearing up the ice every night, opposing teams have more to worry about

When

P.J.

may

all is

realize.

said and done, and a

new name

is being engraved on Lord Stanley’s Holy Grail, who will Lind themselves looking back on a season they’ll never forget?

It’s too close to call, but I'm going to go out on a ledge and

predict the final

all

of us want to

Toronto Maple Leafs fac-

ing off against the Detroit

Wings

for

Red

ultimate

hockey’s

prize.

Will

it

happen? Likely

not.

But

the best thing that could hap-

it’s

pen

to the

NHL

from a marketing

stand point.

But

if

you want me

cally look into

Thrashers.

grit-

forward Travis Green near the

see: the

tragic events.

As long

no

than they

Habs team.

Dany Heatley

Owen

now donning

was an exciting and

goes a long way.

still

win a round or

two.

ty

The Canadiens need to remember this if they want to survive through

Bruins to break into

the playoffs and

is

that heart

the

it’s

influence rubbing off

in net for the

they continue to

if

lightly.

I

draw inspiration from captain Saku Koivu and his battle with cancer, anything could happen. Koivu returned to the lineup near the end of the 2001-02 season and led his team into the playoffs, showing

of them, but

must be just as consistent. A repeat performance of last- year from Alexander Mogilny wouldn’t hurt either. With rough and physical defenceman Bryan Marchment

not.

on the web!

like the way the bon me, but town boys are looking this year. Felix Potvin has found a new home with Boston and needs to stay solid

be his usual

self in net, allowing the Senators a

tragically losing Dan Snyder on Oct. 5, the team has become very

Mats Sundin

Maybe

Patrick Lalime will

will continue to be the leader, but for the Leafs to truly Notan succeed this year.

son.

With Scott Stevens, Scott Niedermayer, Patrik Elias, Jeff Friesen and John Madden in front of him, Brodeur will be concentrating on nothing but the Devils fourth cup in the last 10 years. Lastly, don’t take the Boston

Don Cherry

The Atlanta Thrashers find themselves in the same situation. After

Leafs

continues to get better with age.

Bruins too

another solid sea-

are set for

from the pre-service firefighting program together in December. Coach Banton will be giving out the MVP award and the later on.

the

around the world. Winning the Vezina trophy for best goaltender last season and being named starting goaltender of the 2002-03 first NHL all-star team shows Marty

one-year contract with the Sens.

exciting

off-season,

the

Although it hurts me to say it, 2003-04 could be the year of the Maple Leaf. But 1 hope

the

ready for a break-out

Hoglund In

is

offs last year.

Check out

now

is

an

Haynes

entertaining year.

— Page 19

season after recently signing a new

be

will

have

joined the Leafs during the play-

official

Havlat

to

foundations

"The best one

many

fans in this area will be rooting for

contract holdout by Martin

no problem between the pipes. Although they’ve lost Doug Gilmour, Glen Wesley and Jonas

used to be at Whistle Bear and this past summer he was at Lake Joseph in Muskoka. The other five members of the team are graduating this year.

it

the off-season

The

Havlat raised eyebrows as well, but

management

an assistant professional

said

Rangers last speedy veteran

tinuous financial problems.

this year’s regular season.

Haynes,

ex-golf professional.

will

Todd Marchant

the

a good ol’ Canadian showdown? The Sens will have to be on their game every night after losing left winger Magnus Arvedson to

goal crease, the Leafs obviously

program.

police

lost

to the lost

end

does not offer

the professional golf

Watson

season, then

to

OCAA

the

player,

Edmonton

berth.

way

better

Eastern Conference final than with

and white. Then again, it seems we’ve been saying this for quite some time now. With Ed Belfour manning the

Conestoga College would have been the first college to win a

Only one

have

for the blue

the event,” he said.

He

the best of them,” he said.

Morrison shot a 79

"I

way

played and he was not sur-

calculate the team total.

Sept.

would

they normally

four lowest scores counting each to

hit

a 3- or 4-iron to get the ball to the

hole

Those scores are added up

weather

tournament.

in the

team tournament. Only five players can count toward team competition with the day.

of 647.

will

season long to gain a

to fight all

Anson Carter

team finished fourth in team play at the OCAA Tournament and Scott Morrison finished fourth in indi-

the

Edmonton and Calgary playoff

What

should

feud

Vancouver and dealing with con-

at the finish line cither.

By KATE BATTLER

2003

20,

Hockey: intense season looming

Golf team up fourth at

SPOKE, October

my

to realisti-

crystal ball.

I'll

ing Stanley

go out on a limb and say... look out for the Canucks. The Stanley

look to defend

Cup may be

title this

again, the

The

New

Jersey Devils, defend-

Cup champions, will - and retain - their year. And if history tells us

way with their all-star Or the Devils could repeat champs. Hell, what do I know ? the

very well could hapis the corner-

all

pen. Martin Brodeur

team.

stone of the Devils franchise and never ceases to amaze hockey fans

as

anything,

it

in their grasp. Then Avs very well could go

Enjoy the season

fans.


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