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.

down below

Fire

And

the survey says at residence want more events, but few people show up.

Pre-service firefighting

got

NEWS Master

activities recently

show

his

FEATURE

5

audience wowed a crowd during

illusionist tricks

David Copperfield

on campus.

3,

.

dirty

by doing hands-on

Monday, November

.

Students

students

down and

.

in

Kitchener Oct. 21

8

2003

Conestoga College, Kitchener

— No. 9

35th Year

Students disqualified

from CSI election By JEFF

HEUCHERT

Three of the candidates running the CSI board of directors were disqualified from the elecfor

tion Oct. 20.

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) Abboud, Sele Ekpen and Francesco Robles for

disqualified Nizar

breaking three campaign rules. Each of the rules broken was related to their campaign poster, which included

the

three

candidates'

names.

The

rules say each candidate

is

allowed only one poster per 30 feet of linear wall, they could not be posted in the business vying at the Doon campus, and they had to be taken down by a certain dead-

The CSI told the three candidates they had broken alt three of

(Photo by Christina Bramhurger)

showcased

their talents in the

Sanctuary Oct. 27 along with other rock bands Fully Loaded and Redefined.

these rules.

The band

Abboud and Robles quickly appealed the decision and had •separate appeal hearings on Oct. 24. The hearings give the stutdents an opportunity to tell their

Live music returns to the Sanctuary By CHRISTINA BRAMBURGER

side of the story.

The

for the board, to

January

the

fill

to

five others

six positions

September

term.

Following the disqualification, were acclaimed to their positions on the remaining five students

board. The CSI is yet to decide how they will fill the final

the

wants the students to have the chance to vote, even if it is only for one position. "This is

Abboud

just

about

Abboud. the CSI.

The

the

"It's "

students,”

said

not about us versus

'

board of directors acts

on

behalf of the Conestoga College students. In a previous interview

fdled with students, but the energy

room was sky-high. students 80 Approximately showed up for Conestoga College’s

in the

first live

music night

in three years,

“It’s

to see great

ment and that.

monumental

night,”

says

It’s

a

Miller says.

who wants

at

the col-

to take part in the

culture here should experience

Three

alternative-rock

this."

bands

graced the college with their talents including Conestoga’s own Fully

think something like this

There was no cover charge

at this

event. is

not out

to

make

Hamilton-based

band,

Inside,

viding a vision that the CSI carries out.

wowed what was

left

of the crowd

because obviously there are students out there who want to make student life as good as it can be." out the

way

think

turnout that

it

did.

we

got enough

music

Conestoga

want to hear and they do enjoy

whole theme of tonight.” The man to thank for most of

of his efforts. Miller says.

is

Rob

this

Speers, a third-year broad-

"1 just

wanted a place for bands

to play at Conestoga." he says.

Unfortunately, until this year

it

a no-go due to the power situation and inadequate audio setup in

was

Traffic

of a

CSI knows people do live

The people

it

a successful event. That

definitely paid off.”

Plans are in the works to have

music

live

a regular

in the

Sanctuary become

affair.

Speers and Miller both hope to have different themes for the nights, such as punk, reggae, hip-hop or anything else that

people want

If

requested.

is

at

that sort

of thing.'

are out there because

commendable." While Speers receives a lot of praise for his leadership, he

CSI's support. "They gave me a

fact

to,

says

Speers.

“That's what this college

all

is

about: having the place to express yourself.”

People

who

don't

come to

see the

music in the Sanctuary are missing out on the essence of Conestoga's student vitality, says

live

"I think that is

acknowledges the could not have done

music,

to play live

they should have the forum

money, says Miller. “We're out to let students have a great time, because that's the

casting student at Conestoga.

Loaded.

something Speers took

upon himself. Miller says. "You could see him around the halls handing out pamphlets, which is outstanding and refreshing to see.

“I

The CSI

is

Speers was happy the event turned

takes awhile to catch on."

Conestoga College.

every student

"I think

are willing to partake in

think that speaks volumes in

itself,”

Ethan

vice-president of student

activities at

lege

I

Conestoga

entertain-

make

the Sanctuary.

This

abilities.

have- a room full, well a room half-full, of people who want

“I just

a very special night.

their

"We

Oct. 27.

brought a heavier sound to the stage, while Redefined, a foursome originally from Sault St. Marie,

President Justin Falconer described the board's job as pro-

CSI

end of the night with

musical

The Sanctuary may not have been

Miller,

position.

all

at the

three disqualified students

were running against for

Inside

he

that

Miller.

“They're missing the time

it

without the

Conestoga mindset." "Why do you want

lot

of backing.

it?”

They did everything they could

to

asks Speers.

to.

“Why

of

grit

come

see

wouldn't

you?”

cops bust speeders

By MIKE WILSON the noticeable presence of police

school entrance.

You may want to be more careful than usual if you drive past the school on Conestoga Boulevard.

Photo by Mike Wilson nst. Henry Gacparski checks drivers elts on Oct. 23.

for

speeding and seat-

trying

to

make

sure

w as enough

of a deterrent.

someone comes around

“If

the

everyone’s buckled up. If they have children we're making sure they're buckled up and in safety

corner he should be able to see we're here stopping people. If he

seats."

puts

Gacparski said most of the complaints were about speed. He esti-

accomplished our goal." ing

up the

mated that b> the early afternoon on Oct. 23 he and the other two officers had w ritten about 20 tickets to Conestoga students and others. There w ere too many cars to stop

three-person operation outside the

evervone. but Gacparski said that

speed

Waterloo regional police officers from the traffic di\ ision have been stopping cars for speed and seatbelt checks. They have done it twice so far - on Oct. 21 and 23.

i

“We're

Const. Henry Gacparski said a number of complaints about traffic violations from area residents

prompted the division

to set

his

seatbelt

One man was his

on then we've

ticketed for wear-

seatbelt

under his arm.

Another was ticketed for speeding. “That gentleman was talking on a cellphone while travelling at 76 (kilometres per hour) limit.

- 26 over

the


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— SPOKE, November

New

degree program kicks NOE

By JASON has taken

It

more than two years

to arrange, but will

gram

News

2003

3,

Conestoga College

have a business degree proavailable to accounting grad-

uates next September.

the college.

would prefer

the without leaving degree Kitchener campus. The degree pro-

The University of Windsor had the program students taking

pate this would also be of interest

gram

through distance education and

within the last year.”

will run for three semesters,

beginning in September 2004 and January 2005. The program will also be offered full time during the

felt there was some interfrom Conestoga students to take a degree completion program on their campus. The program is

est

College board of governors meet-

Windsor want

ing on Oct. 27.

gram, the college will try and accommodate them. All students

who want easy

attending these classes would also

do that by a continuation of their diploma studies into a degree, they

The program

made

the

partnership

a

is

the dean

is

with the University of Windsor, where students can peruse a third-

be students of the university, not

cohort

By CARRIE

hasn’t

NOE

Conestoga College’s enrolment count has been complet-

There are currently 5,863 registered

for this semester, an increase

of only 4.45 per cent from the last year.

it.

“We’re looking at a class size of between 30 and 40,” said Mensink. “Basically our agreement with Windsor is that the minimum class

would be 20, but the minimum number of students in the program would be 30.” size

a tremendous opportuni“I

think what

we

will see, is that

will be the

hub

for this program.”

we

Tibbits said the program might

more students based on the reputation of the college. “I think what we may see in the also bring in

long run

is

application

rates

in

accounting

rise

can expand

this into other areas.”

and hopefully we

the

at

Doon campus and

being blamed on the

impact of SARS.”

Fred Harris, executive director of

However, Suljak said these consequences depend on the ed.

has more to do with education and not compliance. Students need to

have a consistent message of safe

comes to alcohol. With the fall semester well underway neither the college nor

due to the double cohort. Conestoga wasn’t affected by the double cohort as much as the uni-

the residence have had any prob-

versities were.

lems concerning liquor. The Record reported on Oct. 6 have university students that already been charged with 175 liquor-related offences, only a

month

into the school year.

“There’s a lot of student pubs there. I think

perhaps they

more drinking than we do

here,” said A1 Hunter, chief of secu-

Conestoga. Waterloo regional police reported that the number of charges laid was on the rise from last year.

rity at

a notable increase,” Sgt.

Ken

this year,

Ivan

Suljak,

manager

a

the

at

Conestoga College Residence and Conference Centre, said out of the 520 students living there about 40 per cent are under the age of 19. “We (residence) haven’t had any disciplinary action so

can’t say

we

but

far,

won't happen," Suljak

it

said.

Residence has taken many steps to ensure underage students aren’t drinking

in their building.

“The safety of our students

is

he said. Students, both underage and of age, are not allowed to drink in our number

priority.”

1

common

Hunter said Conestoga hasn't seen the problems the universities

the

have because of our location. “We only have our little bar

bottles allowed.

and the Chinese restaurant (Chinese Delight) across the street,” he said. “The University of Waterloo and

issues, like

(Sir Wilfrid) Laurier are in a differ-

be issued a behavioral contract,

ent geographical location than us

which includes a warning and a fine and the second time they were caught they would be evict-

(O.T.’s)

We

...

strategic projects

increase in charges this year could

practices, moderation and respon-

- when

Jessop told The Record.

English as a second

is

ticipating in

students will be par-

is

our students,” said Tibbits.

up to the discretion of the office,” he said. “Underage drinking is serious,

“It’s

the

many

“This ty for

severity of the situation.

see

language program

access to a degree,”

said Mensink. “If they are able to

believes

Mensink

semesters.

three

be a welcome addition to the

be attributed to more underage stu-

around

is in

Students would take 13 courses in

will

business program.

dents on both university campuses

dents by a small amount.

“The decline

“I think there are a lot of students

graduated

President of Conestoga College, John Tibbits, believes this degree

it

ed and the double cohort only increased the number of stu-

same period

graduates of community colleges.

Police say another factor in the

Students at Conestoga seem to be

enrolment

students

HOTO

playing by the rules

increased

full-time

teach the pro-

are

antici-

College students are drinking safely

Double

By JASON

to

who

only offered to students

that. I

who have

students

to

Mensink

announcement during a Conestoga

who

at the college,

would

year bachelor of business studies

day and would be taught by college faculty. However, if any professors from the University of

Frank Mensink, of business

September

off in

don’t have the huge student

bars.”

halls,

areas

or

lounges. There are also no beer

“There

privacy

certain

are

we

can’t just go into

someone’s room,” Suljak said. He said if an underage student was caught drinking they would

"It’s

it’s illegal.”

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) also implementing certain measures to ensure there is no underage drinking at their events. is

CSI has increased

its

security

presence from 1 0 to 16 people per event, increased the use of volunteers

monitoring, and intro-

for

duced the Wet/Dry card and the digital doorman unit, which checks to make sure the student’s licence is valid and if a student is underage the doormen mark an “X” on their hand. “Students are in a changing time

when

they attend post-secondary

am

hoping that the doing its part in awareness weeks, safe messages and workshops on the matter,”

education.

I

university

is

CSI

said Justin Falconer,

presi-

dent.

properly understand the impact that drinking can have on their own life and others. Never drink and drive,” Falconer said. sibility to

However, there have been no charges this year, although Hunter alcohol-related problems, including disturbance and vandalism.

“The responsibility of educating just the student union."

The

Sanctuary

became

a

licensed establishment in 2000.

“The matter of an alarming increase

in

underage infractions

probably

“I’ve

seen

increase (this year)

a

small

We

have a

...

younger group in residence all and we’ve seen more

first

of

stu-

dent activity. The student govern-

ment has been holding bpecid/

more

active

,**

in *

“We are more hol issues (than the universities) because we have things like sensitive to aleo-

shops.

We

that they

have safety issues here not have at other

may

schools.”

Many CSI

of the activities held by

are licensed events.

»

more nonalcohol events on campus ... Things where alcohol is not the main focus,” said Hunter. “I

students belongs to everyone, not

number of

said there have been a

would

like to see

“Although frankly I'm pleased with what I’ve seen this year.

We

were expecting the worst and we didn’t get that.”

Executive director of strategic projects, Fred Harris,

who

was addressing the Conestoga

Conestoga makes plans

College board of governors, gave the results at the meeting on Oct. 27. There was an 11.5 per cent

BRAMBURGER

By CHRISTINA

is

currently exploring will have to be

government

Conestoga College’s vision for

student enrol-

their 100-year plan includes a lot of

not funding any of

expansion.

have to be philanthropy and the

ment has dropped from 288

to

The

267, a seven per cent decrease.

The decline

is in

the English

program at the Doon campus and is being blamed on the impact of as a second language

courses yet to begin.

college

is

currently

eyeing

Woolwich

Township, Conestoga College President John land

in

Tibbits

said

at

a college council

The

latest

piece of land the college

looking into

is

is

near Breslau, north

of the Waterloo Regional Airport.

That really

ment

is

“At

this point the

this,

a long-term develop-

Conestoga College wants chase land

now

so

when

for

“You won’t see buildings

there in

next year or two.”

The parcel of land is approximate200 acres and will cost about $1

million.

At this point it is privately owned and the developer is willing to hold that land until Woolwich and the college come up with funding from donors. All of the acquisitions Conestoga

to puris

time

have to

it.

“People will look back and say,

had the foreassemble the land.’ They

‘At least the college

can’t afford the land,'”

ly

it

pay ridiculous amounts of money

services at Conestoga.

said

is

will all

be coming into play,” said Mullan.

sight to

tire

it

goodwill of the community that will

Kevin Mullan, vicepresident of finance and student site,

so

for expansion they will not

meeting, Oct. 20.

SARS. Continuing education’s fall registration has seen an increase of more than eight per cent as of Oct. 14 with 200

expansion

purchased through fundraising.

increase in enrolment in 2002. International

for future

won’t be

sitting there saying,

‘We

Mullan

said.

At some point the college will grow as more applied-degree programs are added and more diploma programs

The

started.

smallest the

pus should be, if it is for full-time programs, is 2,500 students, said Mullan. “If you go lower than that you can’t have the appropriate student services:

the

(Photo by Kate Battier)

Woolwich cam-

library,

the

recre-

Construction

is

continuing on the $2. 5-million addition to the

ATS

building.

ation centre, the student life peo-

between

ple expect with a real campus.”

Highway

The college purchase the

still

has plans to

136 acres of land

Fountain

as 401, University Heights school in Waterloo

Street

well

and as

secondary


News

up your sleeve and get a

Roll

By MIKE WILSON

people with heart or lung disease, people in long-term care facilities and people with erly, children,

Flu vaccination clinics will beheld on Nov. 4 and 6 in Room

weak immune systems. “Anyone can get very

1B25 and on Nov. 13 and 14 in Room 2E04 from 9 a.m. to 3:30

the

p.m.

groups can

Trish Weiler, a nurse from the health office, said people who are in “high-risk groups” for getting the

should get the

flu

SPOKE, November

shot,

flu

although anyone can benefit from it.

people

but

liu

ple in long-term care, they often

SARS, has

work

high-risk

in

die,” said Weiler.

Health-care workers and people live with a high-risk person

who

symptoms

similar

pneumonia sick from

is

it

what they

call

to

an

“Nursing students work with peo-

terminally

easier for doctors to rule that out when trying to diagnose SARS.

also

is

It

shot

flu

recommended you you

if

live

get a

residence,

in

people assume if they get sick immediately after being vaccinated then the vaccination is to blame.

is

It

By MIKE WILSON

The Conestoga chapter of

the

Canadian Information Processing Society

game

hold a video

will

“1

the population

students

where you just write a You have to be working for a

association

for

They

also

Information System Professionals of Canada (ISP) certification.

To

have to be a CIPS

member and

get

it

a

field.

a really big deal being ISP certified,” said Darby O’Brien, a “It’s

CIPS member who

is

organizing

the party. “It’s not like Microsoft

far

we’ve only seen upper

respiratory

known

infections

(commonly

as a cold).”

party will party.

be

at

this

The party starts at p.m. and will probably run for about 5 hours, said O'Brien. There is a $2 entrance fee. The games will be 1

Students

go

who

are

CIPS members

to

learn about

Counterstrike and Warcraft 3. Counterstrike is a combat simulation where you play as either a terrorist

ning “It’s

a

really big deal

being ISP

certified.”

O ’Briert,

CIPS member

or a counter-terrorist, gun-

down members of

the oppos-

ing team.

Warcraft 3

is

a fantasy-type strat-

egy game where you build an army and try to eliminate the other players’ armies.

Everything

you

panel will decide if you have made an adequate contribution in the IT

early in the season,”

still

game

Darby

offer

it’s

Saturday’s

information tech-

ethics in the IT field.

but

said Weiler.

CIPS, members

an

nology workers in Canada. They formed in 1968 to share ideas and promote professional standards and

OHIR

test.

O’Brien. is

get

flu

certification

few years.”

also

though they are not

bug hasn’t been a problem so far this year at Conestoga. “We haven’t seen any cases yet,

gamer

for

tions with potential employers, said

their organiza-

CIPS (pronounced “kipps”)

enough

no side

mote awareness of tion.

the store has

there are

across from the Sanctuary to pro-

Room 1B22

8 in

The

“So

d say for the vast majority of

monthly meetings where they new technology from industry insiders and make connec-

party on Nov.

Hawco says

International

covered under

Get ready

minute cards with a purchase. cards to last till Christmas.

said

Side effects are rare but may include muscle aches or a fever for one or two days. Weiler said often

required for health sciences faculty and nursing students.

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

...”

Since pneumonia is a complication of the flu, a flu shot makes it

said Weiler.

phone card Sandra Hawco displays a pepperoni pizza and a phone card at r'i^ a r-i^ix store at Doon. me store gives away the 20-

people

Flu shots are free for anyone with a health card. free shots even

year there’s another reason to get a flu shot.

.

ill

effects other than a sore arm.”

Weiler

encouraged to get a shot. Most students and faculty don’t fit in any of those categories but

Pizza and a

they work with

in pediatrics,

— Page 3

shot

flu

atypical pneumonia.

are also

this

High-risk groups include the eld-

Severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly known as

2003

3,

is

configured

and

Those interested in becoming a CIPS member can fill out an application at the CIPS student office in

so you don’t have to bring anything or set anything up, said O'Brien. Unlike last month’s competition,

the D wing, go to a meeting on Tuesday in the same room. Or you can apply online at www.conestogac.on.ca/cips. If you just want to talk to someone about

one won’t have prizes. “The feedback we got from students is that they don't want a motivating factor. They just want to play and have fun,” said O’Brien.

installed,

this

Sidewalk sale on Nov. 4 By KRISTEN

MCMURPHY

"We’ve bought up a few ends of lines from some of our clothing

If you’d like to get a head start on your Christmas shopping, or if you just enjoy saving money, you may want to check out Conestoga sidewalk College’s bookstore

suppliers as well as our other suppliers,”

Oh

Nov.

beginning

4,

holding

first-ever

its

at

Conestoga

sidewalk sale

Mary Andraza,

campus

retail

operations and

ices,

says the bookstore

for a

good turnout

is

of

serv-

hoping

for the event.

The bookstore, located Door 1, has made some

inside special

It

has implemented the sugges-

prices.

may

have some good stockreduced at ideas

Students can expect to find items

supervisor

board outside the door of the

letin

ing-stuffer

sale will

at the college.

the

box so that students can keep informed of any changes they would like to see, and also to voice any concerns or complaints they

of school supplies, books, and clothing. Andraza adds that the

9 a.m., will be

you may notice new suggestion box and bul-

the sidewalk sale,

bookstore

says.

Sale items will include a variety

sale.

the bookstore at

Andraza

you're planning on attending

If

orders for the event.

tion

staff

have.

Students can cards,

sidewalk sale for a coffee maker. Ballots can be obtained with each

to

low as half their original price. Andraza says. There will also be a draw at the

purchase.

which

“We would

company agreed

to

pick up the col-

on Tuesdays

lege's waste material

Staff

working

for

Martin

s

Building Maintenance company have noticed an increase in the number of plastic bottles being recycled

at

the school.

“Hopefully we’ll be seeing more and more of this," said Cheryl

and Fridays at no additional cost to the school. As a result, the school could recycle plastic bottles since up. picked be would they Conestoga's physical resources

department had Martin

Maintenance

like students’ input as

in

hit

Conestoga

with everyone at DAWN HASSON

comment

out

will

what they would like to see the bookstore,” Andraza says.

Recycling plastic bottles a By

fill

be posted on the board along with a response from the bookstore staff.

selling as

re-label

s

Building

some of

the

recycle a lot more,” said Vogan.

The

plastic

materials

make up

about seven per cent of the waste that would normally go to the landfill.

“It

really

divert that

helps

landfill." said

everyone

that

Vogan

to

be

able

much more from

to

the

Vogan. “I’m so glad is

doing their

part."

said there are a lot of plas-

in the physical resources depart-

only.

recycling bins to cans and plastic The school also has bins tor

tic

ment.

glass.

rules allow students to take only a

Vogan, a support services worker

In

early

October,

the

Capital

Environment waste management

“Everyone seems

to

understand

the changes and that helps us to

bottles

resealable

The

because the classroom container with

them.

cafeteria sells bottles as well.

Jesse and the Hoffmans! Jesse and the Hoffmans performed live at Molly Bloom's on Oct. student 18. Jesse Parent(singing) is a second-year broadcasting K-W the through way its making is at Conestoga. The group music scene. Keep your eye out for their name to appear on mar-

quees across the

region.


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— SPOKE, November

3,

Commentary

2003

Vandals need to learn their lesson What

a bunch of ignorant brats! Not only did they knock over more than 220 tombstones in one of our oldest cemeteries, but they also, for some eerie unknown reason, found it amusing to find

themselves in

jail.

first learned about the vandalism on Thanksgiving when approximately 170 tombstones at the Mount Hope cemetery in Kitchener were toppled. The next day, another shock came when we learned that the vandals struck again, knocking over 50 more tomb-

The community

stones.

Less than a week after, they were caught. As most people assumed, all of the six suspects were adolescents, no older than 18. But it was a big surprise that the youngest ones hadn’t even turned 13 and that three of

them were girls. Judging from those facts, one would think that after they were arrested, they would be scared out of their minds, but the opposite was true. According to the police, the kids said they toppled the tombstones “just because.” After they were taken into custody, some of them laughed, probably at their own stupidity. Maybe they found it hilarious that they were in jail and may have a criminal record that might wreck their entire lives. Or, perhaps, they thought they were cool for desecrating the cemetery and causing sorrow to the people whose loved ones were buried there.

They should

realize

how

serious this

is. It's

not like

knocking over garbage cans, this stuff actually inflicts emotional harm. In the past 20 years, the 140-year-old cemetery that straddles Kitchener and Waterloo has never seen a worse case of vandalism. Indeed, there is nothing Tunny about this. If the little brats laughed because they thought they would get away with it with a slap on the wrist, they might be terribly wrong. The maximum penalty they can get is a $2,000

months in prison. It’s hard to imagine they will be sent to jail. At least the youngest ones probably won’t be. And a fine would be more of a punishment for their parents as it would probably be them who would end up paying it. Mandatory counselling would be a much better

fine or six

solution than fining the children.

Then they would not have time to do any more idiotic things, but they would have plenty of time to think stupid they were.

Letters are

The search has

nappings done by strangers since

door questioning

to

highway signs

Cecilia’s disappearance, astating for her parents

is

and repre-

pening right here

Opinion

ty.

father.

after

1

man

The second alarm

it’s

our communi-

girl

was grabbed by a

while walking

to

school and

sexually abused. In addition, there

0-year-old Holly Jones

disappeared from her Toronto

have been countless reports of

home

strangers trying to persuade

May. She was found

this past

According

often.

in

Earlier this year a nine-year-old

Kitchener

own

for her search

sents a sad reality for Canadians.

happening more

especially because they are hap-

dead the same day the Amber Alert

dev-

Children are disappearing and

These numbers are alarming,

Rapoport

was

and garbage searching.

this year.

Valentina

her

included everything from door-to-

With numbers

was announced.

to Jan Barr

young

children to enter cars in the area. like these,

I

find

Find Ontario,

who spoke

Toronto

75 to 90 per cent of

part of our province’s political

Canada end

agenda. The issue here

Star,

abductions

in

child abductions

to the

in

we

is

not a bigger

is

how do

find abductors or potential

“unfortunate circumstances.”

ing children are runaways, this

strangers kidnap only a small

Where do we look and what

number

number of abducted children. But when that happens, the statistics are horrifying. The National

do we look

Centre for Missing and Exploited

car insurance rates. Sure,

ybar-old Alexis Currie disappeared.

Children said that 44 per cent of

problem, but children aren’t dying

She was

children abducted by strangers are

because of

is

is still

called in

According

alarming.

the third

Amber Alert was

The first March 2002 when two-

called in Toronto.

later

found dead, killed by

to the

same study

abductors within our community.

When sonally,

it

I

signs

for.

comes down

to

it,

per-

could care less about it’s

my

a

it.

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Canada have risen by four per cent. While the majority of miss-

This

their free time.

how

girl.

there have been 35 kid-

Canada

North York. Since then, police have called an Amber Alert for the missing

In

killed within the first hour.

Nine-year-old Cecilia Zhang had

two cats named Happy and Lucky. She loved to play the piano, tennis and go fishing. Now she’s gone. Earlier this month the fourthgrader disappeared from the bedroom of her family’s home in

Since 1994 child abductions in

The youngsters need to learn a lesson, since some of them have been in trouble with the law before. Maybe the best way would be to give them hours and hours of community service work that would take up all

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2003

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your computer spying on you? MURPHY

By TIM

How many

pop-ups promising

to

enlarge your penis do you receive each day while surfing the web?

Unless your genitalia requires enhancement, remove the cause of these ads, which are secret programs on your computer known as spyware.

Spyware

your

tracks

online

habits, creating a profile of

shopping preferences,

your

which

is

then sent to a third party advertising company.

Not only does spyware violate your privacy, it slows down your Internet connection while transfer-

ring the information.

Spyware can do

all

of

with-

this,

out you even knowing.

Ben Edelman, a student at Harvard law school’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, investigated

Gator,

leader

a

in

Internet advertising.

whose

Gator,

programs

are

accused of being spyware, monitors web browsing activity and displays relevant advertisements.

The

some

report "provides

how much

as to

data

advertising Gator

showing and to whom it is geted." said Edelman, who has is

tified as

Gator

in

tes-

an expert witness against one legal challenge.

Edelman

web-

said just about any

targeted by Gator can trigger

site

Is

your computer watching you? These computers, which have eyes superimposed on their screens, could win any staring contest.

tar-

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its

prnc'tices, stziting; their

methods are sumers agree

because con-

legal

receive

ads when they install Gator software. Gator, founded in 1998, claims to

the

more than 35 million current users. Examples of the software Gator produces include precision dock software for your PC, weather programs and form-filling software.

On

identifiable information.

Thru

this

Ad-aware, awarded Best Software Product of 2002 by PC World Magazine, is a free program

play targeted, relevant ads.” The Gator Corp. may seem like an

available at www.downloads.com. which can detect spyware programs. and remove them. The program operates by scan-

homepage, Gator www.gaiorcorporation.coin, the

overwhelming computer problem

company

and an unstoppable threat

the

says

“has the ability to anonymously monitor user behaviour throughout their web travels without ever collecting personally it

bat spyware.

permission-based relationship, Gator has incredible insights into user behaviour, and thus can dis-

privacy, but there

is

a

way

to your to stop it.

Lavasoft, a Swedish company, provides effective software to com-

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Poor turnout at residence events disappointing By JENNIFER In

Conestoga College’s and Conference Centre students said they wanted to see more events being offered.

However, showing up

said

staff

to

and an organized soccer game where only three people showed up were just a your-own-pizza

done at Residence

survey

recent

a

HOWDEN

no one

is

over half of the

night

few of the other poorly attended Residence manager Ivan Suljak, who organized the soccer game, was not impressed with the turnout in the

amount

of participation for most of the events but I understand that stu-

we hold

dents have better things to do,” he

said

events and no one comes,”

residence

adviser

Kathleen

Bahen, adding no one showed up to a euchre tournament she helped organize on Oct. 23.

knock on doors and offer them free stuff

Kathleen Bahen, residence adviser

Bahen and fellow resident Kendra Gordon stayed

basement lounge

advisthe

for a half-hour

waiting for people to show up.

"We

put up 14 flyers

all

around

residence and no one came; not a

Out of 600 people it was just Kendra and 1 down there." said

I

have an idea

show up

said people only

the event

when

seem

to

offered

promise free pizza just

to get

peo-

what kind of events

they want so people will actually attend.

Some

events in the works include

a hockey night in

Canada

part}' in

basement lounge and a second party in the lounge to watch the

ple to go.

the

As a result of the poor attendance, residence staff has realized

final

episode of The Bachelor.

Second-year nursing student Van Haren. who lives in residence, blames the poor attendance on students' attitudes*. “It seems like everyone thinks it’s not cool to go to the events unless

Amy

said people aren't

because of the bad publicity the events are getting.

"Word

gets around that the events

no one even

aren't good, therefore,

bothers coming out." she said.

Another

reason

attending

why the

people

events

is

about them. Signs are usually posted near the elevators

they don’t

for students

seem

to be

to

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coming

Bahen.

*

to

and alcohol had to

staff

not

(plan another event),” he said.

because they aren’t being advertised enough and no one knows

had poor attendance. A poker tournament, a make-

come

said.

where

list

is

asking_ stu-

think people

I

aren't

The euchre tournament wasn’t

he

presentation

dents to

now

for then for sure I'd

soul.

the only event held this year that

late,”

and

referring to the drug

what they are doing

ning another event.

you're drinking,” she said.

in

“Get signs up early so we can get The worst thing to do is think of a good event and not have anyone know about it until too

offer thern free stuff,” she said,

that

working. They are

Despite the poor soccer turnout

Bahen er

see them.

something in return. “The only time we can get people to come is if we knock on doors

Suljak said he wouldn’t mind plan-

"If

people to core is if wa

to

said.

will

The only time we can get

sooner to

Bahen

but he wasn’t really surprised.

events are held in residence and yet

"The surveys said not enough

give everyone a chance

a turnout.

events.

“I’m disappointed

events that are already available.

Suljak said posters need to go up

see but

enough.

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SPOKE, November

Students unhappy with Net By RYAN CONNELL

installed a server in the residence

basement With half of the

now

semester

first

finished, students living in res-

idence are

work

Internet to

They

waiting for their

still

properly.

happy about

aren’t too

By recording activity,

activity.

students’

network

they

can determine the heavy traffic users and whoever puls viruses onto the server.

A common

it

either.

network

to log

question

that

way

to contact

much

resi-

instead of using the data ports pro-

for

service

vided in^ach room.

Students are upset that the

we

call

compa-

nies that deal with the Internet.”

not

is

services

properly

resi-

providing

they advertised

that

to

attract residents to live in the build-

ing.

manager

amenities including air-conditioning, cable television, free local

network.

The companies

that deal with the Internet,” Suljak

"The problems

said.

Students

it

are

calls,

fixed."

facing

research on

we

use

it

a lot

weekly basis. Therefore, not having the Internet really

a

makes things

hard,”

Coggan

“I’m always going to the school and staying late to get my homework done and it’s just a huge said.

voice mail and Internet data

Suljak

said

students

is

not prop-

erly providing services

that they advertised to

not

will

attract residents.

Internet doesn’t appear as a

separate charge on their

the

bill at

beginning of the year. a service

“It’s

can’t

help

down

we

we

have

students

and

in

Residence management plans to all of the rooms on Nov. 3, 4 and 5 to inspect residents’ computers and ensure that they are be entering

provide but

that

it

brought a virus

ongoing

Students are upset that the residence

ports.

are basically

an ongoing thing right now. We’re just trying to get

18. said the lack

residence has affected

hassle.”

receive a refund because it is a free service provided by the residence.

call the

in

“In public relations

pamphlet promoting the residence centre advertises several

Residence manager Ivan Suljak, 22, said management and Internet technicians are working hard to fix the virus problem that has spread through the residence’s Internet

“Everyday we

Connie Coggan, of Internet

A

Ivan Suljak residence

dence

the

costs too

it

for long-distance calls.”

her studies.

“Everyday

totally shut

the

network,” Suljak said. not our doing.”

virus-free

Windows

and have the proper updates.

downtime because the Internet works only in intervals. When the network is down, students are directed to a web page stating, pugt cumiot be displayed." Internet problems have been the most common complaints that management receives from stu-

building states that “all residents are subject to the institution's and/or service provider’s current

McAfee

dents.

Internet, cable

and telephone enrolment and usage policies.”

Norton Antivirus 2004 package from the Conestoga College book-

“Everyday we plaining about

get students

it.

com-

and we even have

parents calling about

too,” Suljak

it

“It’s

Students have

The

and regulations conmust be dated and signed

who

residents

all

By

recourse.

rules

tract that

by

little

signing the contract, students

The

were August when Logisense Corp. was hired to control the amount of Internet bandwidth that can be used

with the residence’s effort to

New

By

ing.

restrictions

Internet

in

in the build-

controlling the

amount of

data that can be passed along the Internet in a given period of time, are

residents

Internet quicker

the

surf

able

to

and

easier.

Golden

Triangle continues to be the centre’s primary Internet provider, but

they

not

are

like they

control

in

made

restrictions

were

to the

of the

bandwidth

Returning residents encountered the

same

Internet

problems contin-

year with the Internet being down for long periods of uously

last

18.

is

student

do

in

and tests her program

so

much money

be

included.”

is

Cook

said.

to

"You

student Kathleen Bahen. 19. thinks

year with the Internet are dilferent

from

moved

The amount

of bandwidth becomes too

many

full

Internet files are

loaded

when down-

computers.

onto

Management had suspected dents had downloaded too

MP3

music

files

last

stu-

many

year, over-

loading the Internet server. just the straight

“This year it's \iruses causing a problem." Suljak

Jkid. Internet technicians have recently

residence

"If it would be down for a couple of days, even a week or two. it would be understandable. But it's

absolutely ridiculous." Bahen said. “If there’s a problem, they should a long time ago. Don’t

and promise students something that you can’t follow advertise

through on."

Bahen

said she has also seen the

Internet

problem pose a problem

for international students

who

interesting about the

program? Try

Are you still unsure of what truly interests you, what you would find most rewarding?

to identify

what you

feel able to

do and what you

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

it

you think would be

in

September.

have fixed

did

activities?

all

into

a

program of study? with school 7 Do Are there other issues that may be interfering with your involvement other you spend more time thinking about your social life, your family, sports or

would think that it would work." Second-year law and security

of the Internet problems that could have been encountered and prevented them before students

term,

were hoping to leam. How do your courses differ from your expectations? Are they not challenging successful 7 enough, or are you lacking some prerequisite skills or knowledge to be What aspects of your courses are you interested in? Are these areas to be examined in greater depth later, or are they more closely related to a different

to live

supposed

management should have consid-

periods of downtime.

What

involve the use of the Internet.

“We pay

fall

high school?

disappointed

pre-tests

that she has to

the

you decide to come to college? Are you looking to gain qualifications for parents, family or specific career goal? Are you living up to the expectations of else to do after what sure friends? Did you come to college because you weren’t

with the service because a lot of

assignments,

in

Why did

Christina Cook,

particularly

ered

the network last year, creating lon«

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

First-year medical office administration

However, Suljak said the problems that students are facing this last year.

has received several complaints from residents about

Unsure About Your Program Choice?

fix the

time.

had exceeded the Students amount of bandwidth allowed on

Suljak, 22,

the Internet not working.

store for $53.

problem.

here and the Internet

last year.

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre manager Ivan

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

contract further states that

managers and the institution are able to change the rules, forcing students to abide by the changed rules, whether they agree with them or not. However, residents are not reluctant to express their annoyance

implemented

antivirus program such as or Norton that is up-todate with the current virus definitions. Students can purchase the

an

Internet,

operates or not.

it

the

Suljak

Students are able to get these updates by visiting the Microsoft website at www.microsoft.com. Each computer is expected to have

are agreeing that they are subjected

whether

not our doing.”

the

in

live

to the conditions of the

said.

“It’s

rez

First-year public relations student

sign up with another cable Internet company, like Rogers Cable Inc.,

offers to students.

them because

down and

Internet’s

the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre has been experiencing several problems with the it

— Page 7

royally because some of them have web cams to talk to their families back home, and they have no

dents are asking is if they will get a refund from the residence if they

start

2003

off

of the semester,

Since the

in

3,

are

unable to contact their families. "International students are pissed

after being

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

A Message from Student

Services


Page 8

— SPOKE, November

3,

News

2003

e

(Photo by

James

Clark)

Above, firefighting program co-ordinator Doug Richard (right), teaches law and security student Lenny Serpa how to extinguish a fire on Oct. 22. Below, second-year firefighting student Ben McGrath looks relieved after being lifted out of a confined space.

(Photo by Carla Kowalyk)

Above, second-year pre-service firefighting students help a

teammate over the bars to safety. The students were learning confined spaces rescue outside Door 5 on Oct. 23. Below, second-year pre-service firefighting student Adam Leis makes sure his classmates follow all of

the rescue procedures. (Photo by Carla Kowalyk)

Students show By

CARLA KOWALYK

The requirements

to be accepted

into Conestoga's pre-service fire-

program

fighting

perform the task, that it normally does not take that long. "They're learning along the way," Richard said.

state that they are

who

looking for students

display

"In reality, this

And, according to their performances at the school Oct. 23, they have found

Ben McGrath, a second-year service

the E-

down

being

wing, students from the secondyear pre-service firefighting course got hands-on experience learning

old said.

about confined spaces rescues.

like

According

to

Doug

designed for

and restricted access coming out," Richard said. "There is defiin,

nitely a potential risk for

someone

being

confined

trapped

a

in

space,"

The

pretty the

there,"

neat

19-year-

was great having the opportudo some hands-on training that and work as a team."

Andrew Harasyn,

also a second-

year pre-service firefighting student, agreed with

"Teamwork

McGrath.

really

is

a big part of

firefighting," the 20-year-old said.

"That's

today

team

-

-

was

being trapped in an area no bigger than themselves. it

like

The students took turns being lowered into the small hole and having their classmates, or as they to

be called,

teammates, work together and pull them up to

Richard

pointed it

seemed

"It's

important to keep the line of

communication going with one another." he said.

Harasyn said working as a team and performing rescues is the reason he wanted to get into the pro-

gram

in the first place.

"It's

"I

a rewarding career," he said.

want

to help

try to

make

a

McGrath agreed saying he thought firefighting was one of the most

interesting lines of work.

"It's

something that

will

keep you

what

the

motivated and on the move," he

how

to

said.

main lesson is for work together as a

as a unit."

use their confined spaces rescue

Denise Muller, 20, stood just outDoor 5, and watched as the students took turns performing different jobs and rescuing their

knowledge most often

classmates.

When

the students eventually get

in

an indus-

trial area.

"It's

Richard pointed out that industrial

areas are usually high-risk areas

with a

lot

side

of confined spaces.

"Someone working

in

their job, so they

learn to

do

it,"

cial studies student said, giving the

However, Muller made one thing

ing the students.

that

the stu-

there and need to be saved. That's

would

we

would

come

to

students a vote of support.

a confined

attack,

where

have

the second-year spe-

become unconscious or something worse," Richard said. "They would get trapped down

dents were taking a long time to

and

difference."

clear.

out like

According to Richard, it is crucial that everyone working in the team knows their role and what is going on.

space could suddenly have a heart

safety.

although

bang-bang-bang."

like

student,

hired by a fire department they will

firefighting students learned

hands-on what

prefer

"It

human occupancy.

"There's restricted access going

pre-

Everyone would have their specific role, and they would pull it off

nity to

Richard, co-

ordinator for the program, a confined space is a space that was not

(Photo by Val Rapoport)

firefighting

was actually

"It

Door 5 and

to

was happy to be lowered into the hole and rescued by his teammates.

just that.

Just outside

would take 10

15 minutes tops."

integrity, reliability, maturity, self-

direction and determination.

their stuff

in.

"I

wouldn't do

it,"

-she said, eye-

"Claustrophobia would ing!�

definitely

start

set in.

I

scream-

#


News

There

more than one way

is

By DESIREE FINHERT Conestoga

faculty

“Over

new continuing education course that teaches there is more than one way to string a guitar. about a

On

class of introduction to

first

The

guitar repair and design, taught at

Michael

McConville’s studio, administrator

Oldfield said she for

new and

course

starts

in

Gillian

and that there have already been discussions about a second level to

dents only study the theory of gui-

“It’s

if

next semester.

only run

more

interest

falls off,

we may

there If

it

is

“Understanding the pressure that exerted on an instrument by the strings and how the pressure is is

deflected in the distortion of the

wood can be used to repair it,” said McConville, who has 30 years’ experience.

although stu-

Student Kevin Lucus, 43, explained he needs to learn how to rebuild old string instruments because his wife brought home a

making and do not make one. "The class will give students an

brand new,” said Oldfield.

awareness of

how

should be set up for

once a semester."

instrument

the

maximum

overcome

said students could

structure.

tar

the guitar repair class.

intonation,”

understanding the physics of a guitar’s

McConville said the class goes right through from the standing tree to the finished guitar,

"We'll see

He

string instruments.

exciting opportunities

broken

violin.

formance, ease of playability and,

touched it I couldn’t let it be busted up anymore,” said Lucus,

per-

“After

I

The course fee is $567.50, which is more expensive than other con-

tion,"

most importantly, accurate intonasaid McConville, who also

career from a stone sculptor to his-

teaches guitar to 20 private stu-

torical guitar restorer.

ed courses, because

dents.

it

it

is

held at a

private studio and provides one-on-

one

instruction.

is

tune with

the instrument being

expenknowl-

throughout the span of the neck. Various factors determine intonation like the lay of

edge is specific to what he teaches. “There are not a lot of people

the neck, gage of the string, length of the scale, profile of the fret,

in

Oldfield said the course

is

sive because the instructor’s

who would

be able to teach this

course," said Oldfield.

McConville, 42, has held a similar course, teaching music-store owners to repair string Instructor

instruments.

focal points of the bridge

and focal

make

relationship to

the instru-

ment is properly tuned. McConville said a guitar goes

McConville said the length of Conestoga's course makes a lot more con.se than th<p two-iiity SCillinar that he was teaching to shop

sures when it is transferred from Utc inanufaaurcr to tfic retail store.

owners.

perfect

who

are

"For people from ground level, trying

coming to cram a

lot of information into a two-day said much,” too is course McConville. He said doing three hours once a week gives the students a chance to

think about what happened

in class.

classic

like

through different atmospheric pres-

made overseas may be when they leave the factory.

“Guitars

But after transportation and ware-

change

to

like to

his

repair old

and

guitars

is using McConville’s class as a place to start. "Maybe I’m just doing this for six weeks and I’ll be all done," said Lucus. “But think will like

itself,

points of the nut. All the parts of a guitar come together in a symbiotic

who would

Lucus would

Intonation

a guitar

to string

guitar repair problems by

with

for the college to get involved in

1

I

it.

We’ll see what happens.”

McConville’s guitar experience began when he was an -year-old boy sanding down his first guitar in his father’s workshop. “I changed the neck and put different electronics on it," he said. McConville, who comes from a family of woodworkers, owned a guitar shop for three years outside of Brampton before moving to 1

1

tars and would like to take the course worldwide after only one class.

Sept.

30 was the

Thompson and he

is

first class for as well as the students, learning how to present

the course in case of McConville’s

Stratford 15 years ago. “I did that for a few years

and

my

call-

was not

(Photo by Desiree Finhert) Michael McConville teaches Conestoga College’s new continuing education course, Introduction to Guitar Repair and Design.

absence. “I

would

like

to

offer courses

house storage they have warped," said McConville. The wood may swell with water

realized that retail

an old chair factory into his guitar

plays various guitars, as well as the

absorption, ruining the string ten-

studio.

banjo, fiddle, drums, keyboard and

sion and

bowing

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for private clients.

wood, grain orientation and how each gives strength and tonal characteristics to

always looking

is

six- week

and

strength

3,

said McConville, w'ho crafts guitars

the basic physics of

Stratford.

Con-ed

guitar

back the next week and have those questions answered,” said McConville. “I think this pace is going to be a lot more realistic.”

Sept. 30, four students attend-

ed the

course of the week

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they can formulate questions about their particular concerns, come

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is

turned

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see people taking an interest in gui-

myself,”

said

Thompson,

who

harp. “Part of the learning process

of

life is

giving.back by teaching." for 36 years in

Thompson worked

automotive repair and paint detailing, but has been painting guitars since he was a 10-year-old boy. Oct. 1, the McConville Guitar Factory had a worldwide launch for invention called Stringtech. Stringtech is a padded worktable that will hold any string instalment its

securely with leather straps, which won’t damage the finish and is used for any repair or adjustment work. using will be McConville Stringtech to demonstrate guitar repairs in his class.

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3,

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psychic or scientific?

Palm reading By DESIREE FINHERT

broad based to fine McBride, who works

specific;

confidence.

Halloween

a spooky time of the

is

year for most of us. but not for the

palm reading

basic

who

instructor,

approach to the

takes a scientific

ancient fortune-telling

art.

teaches

the

Sandee Ryan, 50, one-day basic palm reading workshop through Conestoga College s continuing education program. She has taught the course at Doon

campus

two

for

years.

on All Hallows Eve the distance between the two worlds is closer than at any other time of the year.” said Ryan,

"Some people say

who

that

a seventh generation psy-

is

chic with 30 years’ experience. Ryan thinks the worlds are closer

Halloween because the mentality draws the physical

together social

at

and the spiritual worlds together. "People are more spiritual than

at

any other time of the year,” said Ryan. “It’s an energy thing. There is

course, though.

Ryan's mother and grandmother both read palms for a living and now Ryan does half-hour readings for corporate clients.

a

looking from

opment

Mohawk

at

at

Lama, who

is

manager

Franklin’s Pizzeria Restaurant in

Kitchener.

assesses the

mounds on

a

begin

She teaches the Tarot Reading at Conestoga and would like to teach an advanced version of

palm Ryan would also like to teach the psychic development workshop,

branch up into the Jupiter mound, then that person came into this

course

reading.

basic

currently taught by another teacher

know how

“I don't

how

or

it,

well they do

well they don’t,” said

“If the

life

begins with a

line

world being very aggressive,” said Ryan. “If the branch starts further the middle finger, then

something

that aggression is

know mine

very good.

is

My

said the life line does not

Ryan

how

long you are going to live that, in life, we have

course leads into different areas, so

say

students can put the whole package

and believes

together.”

many exit points. “When people see a break, think, T’m going to have an

Student Sabrina Lama, 26, took the workshop on Sept. 27 because she enjoys learning a

little

bit

of

palmistry

and finds

absolutely fascinating.

“I’m trying to see what she means by the high mounds," said Lama, touching the fleshy part of

is

ogy, metaphysics, parapsychology

tary

and hypnotherapy. Student Ellen McBride, 52, said Ryan’s class is logical, organized

ties..

not moving fast enough for personal preference. “You go from A to B; general to

the subject’s relation to the world.

sectioned.

Each

part has a plane-

name and emotional

proper-

they acci-

Ryan. “You might go

through that particular period of your life and have nothing happen to you, but, at that particular

your

in

life,

period

could have hap-

it

pened.” said nothing

written in

is

stone and that the whole idea of going to a person like her is to assess a situation.

For four years, Ryan has had a the

radio program on 101.3, the Voice

mound, which represents

of the Grand, on the Six Nations

Below Jupiter

the

finger

first

mound

If the

high,

is

it

is

could mean

(Internet photo)

There

"I

do a program on the

week

low,

three times a month.

could mean the person lacks

self-

can," said Ryan. "L^do readings on the phone for people who call

t*

course to be a

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title

of a recent

article

factors involved in effective

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eat

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diets for creeping

body weight, but

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weight gain

active Living

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rate

is

is

How

A

frequently are you eating? really

hungry or did you

increased incake of "fast

With an

rise.

and

junk foods” combined with sedentary lives as a result ol T*V,

computers and

video games, generation "X"

is

quickly

"Balance and moderation are what

we

suggests Judy Toews,

need,"

book on

Toews

a

be challenging. The key weight

begin

notes,

is

and

a

low

a

being

reasonable

setting

claim

measure that the goals you

for us,

will have.

remember who you

to

you and they I

life,

will

want

to

see something in a perand the way they are it,

may be two

differ-

Ryan knows when she

is

over her

head. She keeps a drawer in her

Student Denise MacDonald, 30,

desk

filled

with contact informa-

an assistant co-ordinator for Crime Stoppers but does not plan

tion for mental counsellors, physi-

to use palmistry in her career.

lawyers, in case she reads the

“Apparently,

angry

than

little

more

thought,”

said

I’m a I

MacDonald, who

is

finding

cal

counsellors,

of someone mentally

doctors

and palm

ill.

“I believe that people

need to be

sent in a direction for their health,”

the

It

may

be that palmistry was

recorded in the Bible. Proverbs III, Verse 16 says. “The length of days is

in

her right hand. Riches and

honour are

in

her

left.”

Ryan said that your hands book of your life.

“My

philosophy

is

are the

that the right

hand is the life that you create. The left hand is what the universe says you are dealing with, and the lessons that you have to learn.”

and

and

set arc

attainable.

DON'T WAIT FOR YOUR SHIP TO COME INSWIM OUT TO IT!

is

As the old adage

essential.

are "

good

being

is

ent ways.”

are pessimistic.

on a roof if you run into one, you better get them to the right people before they do are not

with a gun,” said Ryan. “But

“The way

to

experiencing

crooked it means you embellish. cross under your middle finger

card.

It’s

early age

some foods

your baby finger

lems she will complete the reading and then reach into her drawer and give the client a business

hear a certain thing,” said Ryan.

come

of

said if she meets someone she reads as having undiagnosed mental or emotional prob-

Ryan

who

something silly." A Jewish legend Says the lines on the palm are the contract between you and your guardian angel, describing what kind of life you

son’s

means you

have

a statement and be

back

Monitor your progress

Establishing healthy habits at an to

star is a sign

will

make

are reading for because people will

palm

“i don't set a r>erk

from these people.”

30-60 minutes per

is

absolutely perfect or entirely bad. simplistic

A

stars.

the necessary changes,

reasonable, realistic eat

off can

a

"weight-wise" kids.

"Nothing we

by

diet

fat

To make

day.

ro

raising

of following

low

calorie,

it

to successful

and maintenance

loss

combination

specific goals.

and author of

registered dietitian

Losing weight and keeping

physically active for

becoming generation "XL".

stars.

students

“You have

is

children,

on the

and

There are bars,

“Most people

wrong.

squares,

crosses,

islands,

In palmistry, if

or

fat

the food was there, you were out

and young adults

to see in the

"other" foods did you

high

with your friends)?

The

grids

eat for other reasons (just because

dynamic duo.

teen.s

chains,

alcohol)?

6 Were you

In fact, they are a

crucial, too.

more

is

just to get a

said the biggest problem

afraid to

luck.

4 How many (those

the

than just lines. There are bars,

doing?

exploring

weight management.

is

There

some people come

Ryan

to be exercised all the time.”

How often were you active? 2 How long did you do each activity?

for obesity. That was the

many

the

fries?

and

of momoi-y worL

free reading.”

“I’m a firm believer that everyone can develop intuition,” said Ryan. “Intuition is like a muscle that has

1

blame

but

people’s psychic ability.

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say they do not have confidence in

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“They will leave here with enough information. What they do with it is up to them," said Ryan. “I hope some people hang a shingle,

also writes the horoscopes

weekly Tekawennake newspaper in Ohsweken and is thinking in the

for thought from

in

said 20 to 25 per cent of her students continue to do palm reading after taking the course.

in.”

of writing a book. Ryan takes offence

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Ryan

if I

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to

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air,

Onco

more

is

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is egotistical. If it is

the person it

dent,’"- said

Ryan

well as having lines, the hand

As

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they have developed through their life.”

Ryan. “I

lines

and end have great significance.

down under

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palm because where

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2003

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David Copperfield predicted the winning combination in a lottery with a trillion-to-one odds in his performance at the Centre in the Square on Oct. 20. Three volunteers were chosen at random from the audience to pick the numbers; however, they could

You’re feeling overwhelmed and

low

in spirits.

iness,

not fool this master illusionist. He had no trouble coming up with the

tizing.

now You

you may

-

Express your ideas and take cal-

Despite your'moodthe time for repriori-

is

Libra September 23 October 22

arc not as powerless as

Getting what you

culated

risks.

want

your responsibility. Your

is

passions are of primary

impor-

tance to you now.

feel.

number sequence. Copperfield mesmerized the packed crowd with numerous

He

told the audience that every-

day of his

1p

he closes his eyes

life

Scorpio

Aries

unexplainable tricks.

March

J}

21

October 23

-

November

April 19

-

21

and travels to a far-away place. “That was my dream,” he said.

He made two

the

dream come

Despite your obvious talents,

true in

performances that night by sending himself and a member of the audience to an back-to-back

success comes lowly

(Internet photo)

Respect the past and learn from

Magician David Copperfield wowed the audience during his perat the Centre in the Square on Oct. 20.

setbacks will

man even called out "take me” when Copperfield was about to depart on his journey.

“Why

did

it

of his jokes ranged from

targets

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent indiscretions to Martha Stewart’s business practices.

Since his early

made

request.

New

and then reappear. This talented magician has won

Copperfield was not alone on the stage.

many assiswhite duck named Webster

In

tants, a

addition to

the time he turned

16 he was teaching magic York University.

He

at

New

told the audience that although

made

ness. Don’t let

men

Lion King

Website

favourite

to

Canadian territory. operated by Puretracks.com, Toronto-based Moontaxi Media, is a music downloading service that was launched Oct. 14. It

get

people to

allows

have been in many downloaded songs lately.

that

entered

has

songs

“(It’s)

the

first

website

outside the United States that allows to legally

their

music lovers

download

music.”

favourite songs for as low as 99 cents and some entire albums for

$9.99.

Puretracks.com site

is

the

first

web-

outside of the United States

music lovers to legally download music from major record labels such as BMG Canada, Sony Music. Universal, EMI and Warner, as well as songs from a variety of that allows

indie labels.

The

site

He

holds the record for the high-

show,

to

win

has more than 175,000

songs and guarantees no viruses or those swoosh sounds or scratches

that

person and you won’t get

burned.

work with

out

beating

Now

the time to balance

is

play.

your grain.

the

title.

Although paying a dollar per song may sound pricey to some people,

it

is

less

than using an

American site after you add the exchange rate, or paying $20 for a CD when you only want one song off of

it.

Jon Wilkin, 20, a second-year foundations student at police Conestoga College, says he would use the new site as a means of

May

legally

Everyone’s happy.” As of now, Puretracks will

is

Trouble

a

which

service,

21

Capricorn December 22

June 21

-

-

January 19

“It’s legal that way. You keep within the boundaries of the law and the artists get their cut.

Windows-only means Mac users

your responsibilities

weigh you down. Also, stay away from anything that goes against

Gemini

your

download

four different countries.

you download music

BRAMBURGER

By CHRISTINA Paying

lets

never spoke again.

November 22 December 21

own

Phantom of the Opera and even

audience in stitches throughout the performance. The

Sagittarius 20

Spend time with someone you

into his job, so the two stubborn

the

May

-

love; take care of unfinished busi-

est-grossing

kept

it.

Let others suffer the conse-

want him to pursue a career in magic. But he refused to give up his dream of turning his greatest hobby

talents

regret

make

quences of their actions. Be your

ther as a child, his grandfather did-

comedic

Take your time to make informed decisions - you won’t

French government and has even had his image on postage stamps in

on the

Copperfield’s

final

asking

has also been knighted by the

Unfortunately for the people in the

audience a few times.

in

Emmy Awards.

dozens of

he had been close with his grandfa-

n’t

April 20

his fans vanish

kept popping up out of nowhere. front row, W'ebster urinated

have the

for advice.

Taurus

the Statue of Liberty disap-

pear and often

He

like to

unemotional decisions.

he has strolled through the Great Wall of China,

Copperfield began performing illusions as a child growing up in

By

your persever-

You may

word, but there’s no harm

stunts;

have to be a man?” was Copperfield's response to the

Jersey.

test

ance. Don’t react too hastily;

start at illusions,

Copperfield has performed some

amazing

it.

Frustrations, obstacles, delays, or

formance

island off the coast of Hawaii.

The audience was energized. One

at this time.

in

personal relationships

Don’t

let

has been weighing on your mind. Your ability' to solve problems can

be determined only when you apply what you know and feel.

people.

have to look

self-doubt get the best of

Money may become

you.

Beware of

tight.

reckless, irresponsible

Surround yourself with colleagues looking out for your

best intentions.

elsewhere. In September alone, more than 260 people in the States, including student honours 12-year-old Brianna LaHara of New York, and grandpa Durwood 71 -year-old Pickle of Texas, have been on the hot seat for illegally downloading

music

files.

-

February 18

You're being hesitant, secretly doubting that you'll succeed. Don’t

Self-sacrifice

is

likely,

use

so

caution in negotiating affairs of the heart. Attention spans are running short: don’t take

anything too per-

Count your blessings and be content with what you have. sonally.

artists c)et

n ?:%

Wilkin,

unknown whether

Pisces

Leo Julv 23

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February 19

August 22

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March 20

2ft

second-year student

It is

January 20

July 22

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brings to the table.

their cut.”

Jon

downloading music.

June 22

be afraid of what you have to offer, as well as what the competition

“You keep within the boundaries of the law

and the

Aquarius

Cancer

or not the

Don’t be insensitive.

search for people illegally downloading songs will spread outside

time to

of the U.S. borders. But many people are willing to take the chance they will be over-

constructive

Now

is

the

make any outstanding apologies. People may be asking too much of you right now. Find ways

to relieve ten-

sion.

looked.

This is a good time to make peace with anyone who recently did you wrong. Expect a happy surprise, such as a love letter or a new relationship. Don’t buy into

social pressure.

“The odds of getting caught arc pretty slim," says Wilkin.

Mark

Phillips, 20, a

foundations

police

Virgo

second-year student

Conestoga, agrees. “It’s a rare chance that

1

at

August 23 September 22

Diana O'Neill

d get

caught.” It is

estimated that more than five songs have been traded over

billion

(Photo by Christina Bramburger)

Puretracks.com

download music

is

the

first

Canadian

files legally for

site

where people can

less than a dollar.

the Internet.

For more information check out www.puretracks.com.

is

a third-

year journalism student Rise above material concerns and the way things have always been. Allow others to change their

minds and look

at

new

options

.

who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot cards just for kicks.


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— SPOKE, November

Feature

2003

3,

Local pro wrestler hits the big time By JASON SMITH At some point

in life,

everybody

chance and moved to Cambridge to attend a pro wrestling school. “I wasn’t surprised at all,” said

FWF

fellow

Littlewood.

has a wild and crazy dream that

Bill

seems far-fetched. Sometimes dream seems so unreal it gets

wrestler and lifelong friend. "He has a natural ability for wrestling. I

the left

supported him

behind. In the case of Jeremy Fritz, his life

has

And

it

become

a

dream come

true.

most young Canadian males, Fritz didn’t dream of one day playing in the NHL and winning the Stanley Cup. to

I

lievable.”

only gets better with time.

wanted

the way, but

all

honestly didn't think he would make it as far as he has. It's unbe-

Although his family was

Unlike

Fritz

be a professional

wrestler.

After more than eight years since he and two friends built a wrestling ring from a trampoline in his back-

sur-

prised by the decision, they totally supported the dreams of the talent-

ed youngster. “I was really surprised,” said Jessica Fritz, Jeremy’s younger sis-

mean, who moves away to go school? But we stood

“I

ter.

.

to wrestling

dream and finds himself competing World Wrestling Entertainment

behind him. We knew how much it meant to him.” International with Enrolling Championship Wrestling, which

(WWE).

was

yard, Fritz has realized his ultimate

for

a

1995,

In

15-year-old

Fritz,

with best friends Bill Littlewood and Mike Holt, all resi-

along

dents of Florence, Ont., started the Florence Wrestling Federation.

The

FWF is a “backyard wrestling”

promotion

now and

that

exists

still

today,

located in Thamesville, Ont. known as the Frontier

Wrestling Federation.

Backyard wrestling has received of trash talking over the years from the media, but Fritz still beams with pride at the mention of a

lot

Fie said he’s

the group.

proud

that

had so much success and he will never deny being a backyard wrestler from the start.

the fed has

Wrestling in front of a crowd became an addiction to the backyard grappier, who many fans said reminded them of one of his own idols, Shawn Michaels. Michaels is

pro

one of the most legendary wrestlers of all-time, winning

WWE

-

a local pro wrestling school

and independent professional federation, Fritz found himself a couple thousand dollars lighter, and a lot more sore. was lucky,” he said. "I worked before hand so 1 had the money for

of a

hell “I

wrestling school and didn

t

have to

But that didn’t change the fact that I was so sore that I basically cried myself to sleep

work while

my

Fritz

training.

is

or “sports-entertainers”

WWE has called them, never

as the

enough

respect.

“People don’t realize work,

effort,

how much

dedication and heart

it

takes just to go out to the ring and put on a good performance for the fans,” said Greg McDonald, a who young wrestler in the hopes to follow in Fritz’s footsteps.

FWF

“It’s

an

believe Fritz,

FWF

art,

it

whether you

and

or not,

it

who had

Cross (The Ironn Cross), Fritz was looked upon as a natural in the

with any local professional “indy" were interested in that feds

that night, but

sion on

WWE

employing him.

masked

the

match.

Carlos

“Suicide”

first-ever professional

(Romeo Adams) and

the late Sean

18,

Jeremy took a

later

of

wasn’t long before the big time came calling. Becoming popular all

across Ontario and in the United

“Showtime” was noticed by

Border City Wrestling, arguably the biggest, best and most popular independent wrestling federation Based out of on the market. Windsor, Ont., and working with

wrestle

Alliance:

soon Tennessee

native

WWE’s

for

Jerry

Total

Jarrett’s

Wrestling

(National

NWA:TNA

Nonstop Action).

has

historic

become

the

wrestling federation

is

a

that

ties with the old World Championship Wrestling (WCW),

has

Fritz never

would prove

made to

the trip, but

be a blessing in

it

dis-

guise.

While working

at

a

Toronto

wrestling school a few days

later.

Showtime was noticed by Jay Reso,

who

wrestles as Christian in

WWE.

Reso was immediately impressed with Showtime’s work

the

the backyard wrestling federation that

Jeremy

McDonald, who portrays Evan Storm, said tion.

Fritz is

a huge inspira-

appear on television, realizing all of his potential in the middle of a

“But

it

will

always take

me

back when look at where was and where I

and reported his findings to the creative team and agents of the WWE. It was only a matter of time before Fritz received a phone call to Smackdown and come to a

WWE

Velocity television

show

at

WrestlePlex Ontario,' a training has become a hotbed

facility that

young

for

talent aspiring to train

with the best.

He

many

has held

his

in

titles

u.u u j;.. d .l. FSPW World Heavyweight Title, the XWC World Title, IWF World Illustrious

NSP

Title,

career,

Independent Title and

first ever ACW World Heavyweight Champion. Titles are nice and they show that a promoter has belief in you, said Fritz, but the respect of the fans and

he was the

his peers

mean

the world to him.

“Showtime” has also been the I

am. It’s awesome. can’t even describe it. My dreams are coming true.” I

Bobby Rude, “Showtime” Eric Young went to war with one of the WWE's toughest duos. The Full Blooded Italians - Johnny “The Chuck Stamboli and Bull” Palumbo.

taping.

Instantly, the

a

big

almost

star.

small-town kid was

He began working

weekly

wrestling with

NWA:TNA,

for

stars-

International of the Wrestling Federation’s wrestler of the year award and has been voted recipient

number

the

Ontario the

wrestler

pro

1

last three

in

years in a row.

Fritz has had a lot of support while he lives his crazy dream, and he continues to serve as an inspira-

Jeremy Fritz

biggest competitor with a

weekly pay-per-view show and

FWF

received another and was told he would

call

tag-team partner for the night.

Florence

NWA:TNA

created.

phone

knew WWE special.

sometmng

they Had tound soon Fritz

every passing second.

and

Fritz

young kid's eyes as well as the determination and heart Fritz has

On Aug. 23, Fritz’s childhood dreams became a reality. Standing in the middle of the ring with his

received an offer to go to

15, of Thamesville, Ont. wrestles for the

in

some very big names, Fritz’s dreams began to get more real with The

Greg McDonald,

Seeing the desire

successes along the way, including

I

It

States,

(Photo by Jason Smith)

roster.

WWE ring.

Adam Wood

At the age of

a great impres-

for the business, the

(“Suicide” Sean Ball),

his life forever.

made

of the wrestlers on the

to be a pro wrestler for the rest of his life. In Benton Harbour, Mich., Fritz defeated his good friend “Suicide” Sean Ball, then known as

the

would change

Realizing he wanted even more

many

the

wrestled in the

ing very quickly.

didn't get to perform

day that “The Director” realized he wanted

marked

Oct. 14, 1998

Ortega in his

self

Federation.

dreams are

opening up his own professional wrestling school in Cambridge. Fritz is the owner and head trainer

not knowing

Showtime

out of a potential career, Fritz soon found that the summer of 1998

Wrestling

My

it.

Michaels."

circle.

pay attention to the man who nickname the garnered “Showtime”.

World

the

even describe

school with Hying colours, Fritz was -able to go out and get work

squared

hurts.”

as

locker

coming true.” Showtime has had many other

moving through his pro trainWorking with fellow FWF performers Mike Holt Wood Aaron Harley), (TJ

with the

in the

whose bag was beside mine,” said Showtime. ‘As was Shawn it turns out, it

From that day on, wrestling promoters everywhere continued to

formerly

titles

my bag down

"I put

room

After graduating from wrestling

in the ring.”

a firm believer that pro

wrestlers,

get

months

three

first

(Photo by Jason Smith)

has become the biggest and most successful backyard wrestling The promotion in the world. Pictured above is EZ Rage stretching the arms and back of “The Drugstore Cowboy” Scott Chambers. Frontier Wrestling Federation

“The Silverfox” and “The Director” Eric Young, found him-

numerous

1

such as Chris

and

tion to several friends, fans

fel-

low wrestlers across the world. “If you have dreams, you have to act on them or you will never be complete as a person,” he said. “It’s hard, but no matter what life gives you, dreams are worth chasing.” Fritz

is

the

true

definition

believing in your dreams.

He

of has

overcome many obstacles to get where he is today, and has no plans of stopping. “I

on

can

now

WWE TV

say that

I

have been

as part of the show,”

“Showtime.”

said

was

Sabin, Frankie Kazarian, Michael

said

Shane (Shawn -Michael’s nephew) and many more. On Oct. 1 2, “Showtime” found television, himself back on wrestling Val Venis on Vince McMahon's Sunday Night Heat

going to do it and I did it. Now I just keep going and never give up. But dreams; without them the world seems pretty pointless to me.

WWE

program. Fritz said he isn’t too surprised

when he looks back on how come in his career. worked hard

far he’s

and dedicated myself to it big time,” he said. “But it will always take me back when I look at where I was and where I am. It’s awesome. I can’t “I

at

it

Maybe

others won’t

I

make

I

it

as far

have, but you never know if you don't try. And I think if you as

I

don’t try to live your dreams, you’ll regret

it

forever.”

information more “Showtime” Eric Young,

For

on visit

WrestlePlex Ontario's official website at www.wrestleplexontario.com or contact Jason Smith at chambers-

fwf@hotmail.com.


Sports

SPOKE, November

HEUCHERT

With the NBA season starting last week, fans are sure to have noticed the significant changes many teams

The third overall pick was Carmerlo Anthony, who signed with the Denver Nuggets. The 19-year-old forward was

MVP,

many

before

considered by

— Page 15

James

t-ookout for rookie LeBron By JEFF

2003

3,

second

ranks

time

all

in

points scored.

Gary Payton played 12

1/2 sea-

sons with the Seattle Supersonics

the best player

being

traded

the

to

was overshadowed by LeBron James. Anthony led

Milwaukee Bucks finished second

memory, and coaches switched teams and three talented rookies were drafted. The most famous of the three draft picks is LeBron James. James was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He won the 2003 National High School Player of the Year Award, has already received more attention and endorsements than some players in their entire careers. James received national coverage during his senior year in high school and

Syracuse

assists. In

was

Aside from the draft, many prominent players left teams they’ve been with for most of their

should be able to keep their focus.

careers.

very

made

during

off-season.

the

In

what has been one of the busiest off-seasons in recent

star

players

practically forced to skip col-

lege and start his

The

NBA

career.

soon to be 19-year-old will

join the worst team from the

NBA

The Cavaliers are a very young team, which means James, will probably get

lots

of playing time.

The problem

is if

James does poor-

still

be extreme pres-

ly,

there will

a national

to

freshman and

as a

title

many freshman

set

Unfortunately,

records.

James

in

sure from the fans and

owner

to

Denver

season

the league, so the veteran players

birth.

agent with

free

Nets on July

the

New

as

coaches were switching teams

16.

two-time Defensive Player of the

Detroit Pistons. In his

Year.

head coach Carlisle put together back to back winning seasons, tak-

The 33-year-old his

releasing

centre

season

11th

centre

w J.t.

will

be

in

the

Dikembe l-i

New York

be passed his prime, but Mutombo does help the Knicks, who haven’t

he

1

an enormous part of the team’s six championship wins throughout the ‘90s.

The 37-year-old who played the last

again.

with,

Portland Trailblazers for the four years, entertained offers

fired

finals last year.

Rookie sensation LeBron James takes the ball to the hoop during NBA preseason play. The 18-year-old was selected first overall in the 2003 NBA Draft and has been hyped as the next big thing. from

on July 20. Pippen played for the years and was Bulls in his first 1

was Rick from the two years as

surprise

being

ing the Pistons to the conference (Internet photo)

Knicks. Mutombo ranks sixth all time in the NBA in shots blocked. He may

their other centre Ben Wallace contributes more with blocks and

and with the addition of Milicic there’s no reason they can’t do it

The biggest Carlisle

The Pistons

many championship con-

team.

go of Carlisle to head coach Larry

Brown.

Brown had coached

should have no problem to their game plan and

He

let

get former 76ers

tl-»o

centre that can score points because

The Pistons held the best record in the Eastern Conference last year

this

off-season.

had a decent centre in years. The Chicago Bulls re-signed seven-time All Star Scottie Pippen

rebounds.

in the

finals.

Aside from the players even

Jersey

tVItilwinL^,

Pistons were looking for a

should be playing

least,

NBA

Mourning played the last seven years with the Miami Heat, where he was a seven-time All Star and

,

The

The Lakers are a much better team now than last year, and at the

a

Butupe IJj1«« A.-..,.;plwinff since he was 14. Although the Pistons finished first in their conference last year in

job.

their

oldest and experienced rosters in

With this signing the Nets filled a huge gap in their lineup after

trade with the Grizzlies.

focused on

keep

to

agent away from a possible post-

The Detroit Pistons selected centre Darko Milicic second overall. The seven-foot Serbian has been

pick

controversy sur-

the

Luckily the team boasts one of the

tender.

second overall the draft because of a prior

in the ‘90s.

all

another draft pick or big free

still

_

rounding teammate Kobe Bryant the Lakers will have to do their best

will be better, but they’re

NBA.

the

teams

With

NBA.

ask a rookie in the

entering

they acquired

ball

to

him anyways. James makes the Cavaliers better, but still far from a playoff conplay

Malone and Payton both played two of the United States Olympic gold medal men’s basket-

Cleveland,

much

in

for

will be expected to carry

the team, and that’s too

in

1988.

help Anthony.

Like

season

last

996, Payton became the

1

guard to win Defensive Player

first

Nuggets were the second worst team in the league last year, and there are no other good players to

Anthony

Payton

last year.

of Year since Michael Jordan

the

Alonzo Mourning signed

season.

last

in the draft, but

the 76ers for

the past six years.

Former New Orleans Hornets head coach Paul Silas now faces

tenders like the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, but decided

fitting in

wanted to finish his career where it started. The Bulls have improved the last

No team in the off-season was as busy as the Los Angeles Lakers, who signed two huge stars, proving

the daunting task of being the

they won’t settle for finishing second in the conference another year.

head coach of the Hornets after four years in which he led the team

three

seasons and could make

playoffs for the

first

time

in

the six

contributing.

On July

years.

ward Karl Malone and guard Gary

Los Angeles Lakers. He’s played the Spurs many times and is very familiar with the

after

spent 6 1/2 years as Knicks head coach and took the team to the finals in 1999.

The

retired. is

a two-time

NBA

NBA

season officially begins

Oct. 28.

Bob Dylans By

as

Gundy

his entire 16-year

long time teammate John

Malone, who

was released

The Houston Rockets hired former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy.

career with the Utah Jazz but left

Stockton

new

Cleveland

the

to three playoff appearances.

Payton.

Malone played

of

Silas

Cavaliers.

16 the Lakers signed for-

The defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs signed forward Robert Horry. Horry has spent the last 6 1/2 years playing with the

coach

head

BRYAN MARTIN

players

win!

more room to operate. was way too small,

Field No. 2

The CFL's Grey Cup and the Canadian University League’s Vanier

Cup

are approaching, so

pionship would also be coming up. The semifinals took place two

better to

that

in

the

non-prescription medications

community referrals

prescriptions from a Doctor

birth control counselling

health resources and information

pregnancy testing

first aid

a place to rest

when you are

at

game

was

it

the

turing

lots

Bob

thrilling overtime.

unpredictable things happening. In the

second game

game was supposed ill

field

No.

game of

2.

this

move around

it

to

w as the Firm Brown. The be played on

but both teams

and

larger

felt

a

importance should be

^

and much

on."

The second game was more of a

high intensity.

of scoring, turnovers

Assets versus team

realistic

a

the

time.

The Bob Dylans won. advancing them into the finals. Players from both teams admitted it was a crazy game with many

con also help with: blood pressure monitoring

their

Dylan team versus the All White team on field No.l in a game feaand a

allergy injections and immunizations

it

while trying not to freeze

tight

"On

all,

There were two exciting games

In the first

more

field it's

one-sided

affair,

Assets running

with players giving

same

said Hack.

Firm game. The team started off the game on fire and continued to play with

temperatures just

above zero degrees.

We

would have been so

small,"

weeks ago

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NEED MORE THAN A BANDAID SOLUTION?

it

according to Brian Hack, a secondyear police foundations student.

with

the

away with

the

Rob Jackman, a first-year woodworking student, said the team played as a unit and basically the game come to them.

let

“You could tell our team was focused from the beginning and stayed

that

way

all

the

way

through,” he said.

Brad

Fritz,

a second-year pro-

team Brown. He said his team came out. flat from the very beginning. “It’s too bad we didn’t play better. 1 felt we had a chance at first, but the Firm Assets just wore us

grammer

analyst, played for

down." The Firm Assets

won 49-21


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