the survey says at residence want more events, but few people show up.
audience wowed a crowd during
by doing hands-on
Kitchener Oct. 21
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 9
from CSI election By JEFF
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
breaking three campaign rules. Each of the rules broken was related to their campaign poster, which included
rules say each candidate
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)
their talents in the
Sanctuary Oct. 27 along with other rock bands Fully Loaded and Redefined.
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.
for the board, to
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
wants the students to have the chance to vote, even if it is only for one position. "This is
Abboud. the CSI.
not about us versus
board of directors acts
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 three years,
to see great
ment and that.
to take part in the
culture here should experience
graced the college with their talents including Conestoga’s own Fully
think something like this
There was no cover charge
viding a vision that the CSI carries out.
wowed what was
of the crowd
because obviously there are students out there who want to make student life as good as it can be." out the
want to hear and they do enjoy
whole theme of tonight.” The man to thank for most of
of his efforts. Miller says.
Speers, a third-year broad-
wanted a place for bands
to play at Conestoga." he says.
Unfortunately, until this year
a no-go due to the power situation and inadequate audio setup in
CSI knows people do live
a successful event. That
definitely paid off.”
Plans are in the works to have
Speers and Miller both hope to have different themes for the nights, such as punk, reggae, hip-hop or anything else that
are out there because
commendable." While Speers receives a lot of praise for his leadership, he
CSI's support. "They gave me a
“That's what this college
about: having the place to express yourself.”
music in the Sanctuary are missing out on the essence of Conestoga's student vitality, says
"I think that is
acknowledges the could not have done
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.
something Speers took
upon himself. Miller says. "You could see him around the halls handing out pamphlets, which is outstanding and refreshing to see.
Speers was happy the event turned
takes awhile to catch on."
are willing to partake in
think that speaks volumes in
vice-president of student
have- a room full, well a room half-full, of people who want
a very special night.
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-
end of the night with
The Sanctuary may not have been
three disqualified students
were running against for
“They're missing the time
Conestoga mindset." "Why do you want
They did everything they could
cops bust speeders
By MIKE WILSON the noticeable presence of police
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.
speeding and seat-
w as enough
of a deterrent.
someone comes around
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
Gacparski said most of the complaints were about speed. He esti-
accomplished our goal." ing
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
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.
Const. Henry Gacparski said a number of complaints about traffic violations from area residents
prompted the division
One man was his
on then we've
ticketed for wear-
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
— SPOKE, November
degree program kicks NOE
By JASON has taken
more than two years
to arrange, but will
have a business degree proavailable to accounting grad-
uates next September.
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
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
College board of governors meet-
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
with the University of Windsor, where students can peruse a third-
be students of the university, not
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.
“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
will see, is that
will be the
for this program.”
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
this into other areas.”
and hopefully we
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-
lems concerning liquor. The Record reported on Oct. 6 have university students that already been charged with 175 liquor-related offences, only a
into the school year.
“There’s a lot of student pubs there. I think
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.
a notable increase,” Sgt.
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
won't happen," Suljak
Residence has taken many steps to ensure underage students aren’t drinking
in their building.
“The safety of our students
he said. Students, both underage and of age, are not allowed to drink in our number
Hunter said Conestoga hasn't seen the problems the universities
have because of our location. “We only have our little bar
and the Chinese restaurant (Chinese Delight) across the street,” he said. “The University of Waterloo and
(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-
increase in charges this year could
practices, moderation and respon-
Jessop told The Record.
English as a second
students will be par-
our students,” said Tibbits.
up to the discretion of the office,” he said. “Underage drinking is serious,
“This ty for
severity of the situation.
access to a degree,”
said Mensink. “If they are able to
be a welcome addition to the
be attributed to more underage stu-
Students would take 13 courses in
dents on both university campuses
dents by a small amount.
“I think there are a lot of students
President of Conestoga College, John Tibbits, believes this degree
ed and the double cohort only increased the number of stu-
graduates of community colleges.
Police say another factor in the
Students at Conestoga seem to be
playing by the rules
teach the pro-
College students are drinking safely
only offered to students
announcement during a Conestoga
at the college,
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
don’t have the huge student
lounges. There are also no beer
can’t just go into
someone’s room,” Suljak said. He said if an underage student was caught drinking they would
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) also implementing certain measures to ensure there is no underage drinking at their events. is
CSI has increased
presence from 1 0 to 16 people per event, increased the use of volunteers
monitoring, and intro-
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
they attend post-secondary
hoping that the doing its part in awareness weeks, safe messages and workshops on the matter,”
said Justin Falconer,
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."
licensed establishment in 2000.
“The matter of an alarming increase
increase (this year)
younger group in residence all and we’ve seen more
dent activity. The student govern-
ment has been holding bpecid/
“We are more hol issues (than the universities) because we have things like sensitive to aleo-
have safety issues here not have at other
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
said there have been a
like to see
“Although frankly I'm pleased with what I’ve seen this year.
were expecting the worst and we didn’t get that.”
Executive director of strategic projects, Fred Harris,
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
currently exploring will have to be
Conestoga College’s vision for
their 100-year plan includes a lot of
not funding any of
have to be philanthropy and the
ment has dropped from 288
267, a seven per cent decrease.
program at the Doon campus and is being blamed on the impact of as a second language
courses yet to begin.
Township, Conestoga College President John land
a college council
piece of land the college
near Breslau, north
of the Waterloo Regional Airport.
this point the
a long-term develop-
Conestoga College wants chase land
“You won’t see buildings
next year or two.”
The parcel of land is approximate200 acres and will cost about $1
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
“People will look back and say,
had the foreassemble the land.’ They
‘At least the college
can’t afford the land,'”
pay ridiculous amounts of money
services at Conestoga.
be coming into play,” said Mullan.
goodwill of the community that will
Kevin Mullan, vicepresident of finance and student site,
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
purchased through fundraising.
increase in enrolment in 2002. International
sitting there saying,
At some point the college will grow as more applied-degree programs are added and more diploma programs
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:
(Photo by Kate Battier)
continuing on the $2. 5-million addition to the
ation centre, the student life peo-
ple expect with a real campus.”
The college purchase the
has plans to
136 acres of land
as 401, University Heights school in Waterloo
up your sleeve and get a
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
Trish Weiler, a nurse from the health office, said people who are in “high-risk groups” for getting the
should get the
although anyone can benefit from it.
ple in long-term care, they often
die,” said Weiler.
Health-care workers and people live with a high-risk person
pneumonia sick from
“Nursing students work with peo-
easier for doctors to rule that out when trying to diagnose SARS.
recommended you you
people assume if they get sick immediately after being vaccinated then the vaccination is to blame.
By MIKE WILSON
The Conestoga chapter of
Canadian Information Processing Society
hold a video
where you just write a You have to be working for a
Information System Professionals of Canada (ISP) certification.
have to be a CIPS
a really big deal being ISP certified,” said Darby O’Brien, a “It’s
CIPS member who
the party. “It’s not like Microsoft
we’ve only seen upper
as a cold).”
party will party.
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
Counterstrike and Warcraft 3. Counterstrike is a combat simulation where you play as either a terrorist
really big deal
or a counter-terrorist, gun-
down members of
a fantasy-type strat-
egy game where you build an army and try to eliminate the other players’ armies.
panel will decide if you have made an adequate contribution in the IT
early in the season,”
ethics in the IT field.
nology workers in Canada. They formed in 1968 to share ideas and promote professional standards and
though they are not
bug hasn’t been a problem so far this year at Conestoga. “We haven’t seen any cases yet,
tions with potential employers, said
CIPS (pronounced “kipps”)
mote awareness of tion.
the store has
across from the Sanctuary to pro-
d say for the vast majority of
monthly meetings where they new technology from industry insiders and make connec-
party on Nov.
minute cards with a purchase. cards to last till Christmas.
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
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-
Flu shots are free for anyone with a health card. free shots even
year there’s another reason to get a flu shot.
effects other than a sore arm.”
encouraged to get a shot. Most students and faculty don’t fit in any of those categories but
Pizza and a
they work with
— Page 3
High-risk groups include the eld-
Severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly known as
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.
Sidewalk sale on Nov. 4 By KRISTEN
"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,”
says the bookstore
for the event.
The bookstore, located Door 1, has made some
has implemented the sugges-
have some good stockreduced at ideas
Students can expect to find items
board outside the door of the
at the college.
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,
Sale items will include a variety
the bookstore at
you're planning on attending
orders for the event.
Students can cards,
sidewalk sale for a coffee maker. Ballots can be obtained with each
low as half their original price. Andraza says. There will also be a draw at the
pick up the col-
lege's waste material
Building Maintenance company have noticed an increase in the number of plastic bottles being recycled
“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
like students’ input as
with everyone at DAWN HASSON
what they would like to see the bookstore,” Andraza says.
Recycling plastic bottles a By
be posted on the board along with a response from the bookstore staff.
recycle a lot more,” said Vogan.
about seven per cent of the waste that would normally go to the landfill.
much more from
Vogan. “I’m so glad is
said there are a lot of plas-
in the physical resources depart-
recycling bins to cans and plastic The school also has bins tor
rules allow students to take only a
Vogan, a support services worker
Environment waste management
the changes and that helps us to
because the classroom container with
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
— SPOKE, November
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
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-
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.
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.
The search has
nappings done by strangers since
Cecilia’s disappearance, astating for her parents
pening right here
The second alarm
was grabbed by a
sexually abused. In addition, there
0-year-old Holly Jones
disappeared from her Toronto
have been countless reports of
strangers trying to persuade
May. She was found
Earlier this year a nine-year-old
for her search
sents a sad reality for Canadians.
especially because they are hap-
dead the same day the Amber Alert
Children are disappearing and
These numbers are alarming,
and garbage searching.
included everything from door-to-
to Jan Barr
children to enter cars in the area. like these,
75 to 90 per cent of
part of our province’s political
agenda. The issue here
not a bigger
find abductors or potential
ing children are runaways, this
strangers kidnap only a small
Where do we look and what
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
children abducted by strangers are
Amber Alert was
The first March 2002 when two-
called in Toronto.
found dead, killed by
abductors within our community.
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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
and an organized soccer game where only three people showed up were just a your-own-pizza
done at Residence
over half of the
few of the other poorly attended Residence manager Ivan Suljak, who organized the soccer game, was not impressed with the turnout in the
of participation for most of the events but I understand that stu-
dents have better things to do,” he
events and no one comes,”
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
for a half-hour
waiting for people to show up.
put up 14 flyers
residence and no one came; not a
Out of 600 people it was just Kendra and 1 down there." said
have an idea
said people only
promise free pizza just
what kind of events
they want so people will actually attend.
events in the works include
a hockey night in
basement lounge and a second party in the lounge to watch the
ple to go.
As a result of the poor attendance, residence staff has realized
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
said people aren't
because of the bad publicity the events are getting.
gets around that the events
no one even
aren't good, therefore,
bothers coming out." she said.
about them. Signs are usually posted near the elevators
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and alcohol had to
(plan another event),” he said.
because they aren’t being advertised enough and no one knows
had poor attendance. A poker tournament, a make-
The euchre tournament wasn’t
for then for sure I'd
the only event held this year that
referring to the drug
what they are doing
ning another event.
you're drinking,” she said.
“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,
working. They are
Despite the poor soccer turnout
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-
people to core is if wa
The only time we can get
but he wasn’t really surprised.
events are held in residence and yet
"The surveys said not enough
give everyone a chance
events that are already available.
Suljak said posters need to go up
more information attend one information night at Grand River C.I. in Kitchener on Thursday November 13 OR Friday November 14 at 7:30 pm. www.cisvwaterloo.org
Conestoga Students ma0
these hats are miscellaneous student quote
Students unhappy with Net By RYAN CONNELL
installed a server in the residence
basement With half of the
finished, students living in res-
waiting for their
By recording activity,
can determine the heavy traffic users and whoever puls viruses onto the server.
instead of using the data ports pro-
vided in^ach room.
Students are upset that the
nies that deal with the Internet.”
attract residents to live in the build-
amenities including air-conditioning, cable television, free local
that deal with the Internet,” Suljak
weekly basis. Therefore, not having the Internet really
“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
erly providing services
that they advertised to
Internet doesn’t appear as a
separate charge on their
beginning of the year. a service
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
brought a virus
Students are upset that the residence
an ongoing thing right now. We’re just trying to get
18. said the lack
residence has affected
receive a refund because it is a free service provided by the residence.
“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
Connie Coggan, of Internet
Ivan Suljak residence
for long-distance calls.”
network,” Suljak said. not our doing.”
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
and telephone enrolment and usage policies.”
Norton Antivirus 2004 package from the Conestoga College book-
“Everyday we plaining about
and we even have
parents calling about
and regulations conmust be dated and signed
signing the contract, students
were August when Logisense Corp. was hired to control the amount of Internet bandwidth that can be used
with the residence’s effort to
in the build-
data that can be passed along the Internet in a given period of time, are
Triangle continues to be the centre’s primary Internet provider, but
Returning residents encountered the
year with the Internet being down for long periods of uously
and tests her program
student Kathleen Bahen. 19. thinks
year with the Internet are dilferent
of bandwidth becomes too
Internet files are
Management had suspected dents had downloaded too
loading the Internet server. just the straight
“This year it's \iruses causing a problem." Suljak
Jkid. Internet technicians have recently
"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
said she has also seen the
problem pose a problem
for international students
interesting about the
Are you still unsure of what truly interests you, what you would find most rewarding?
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
you think would be
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
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
management should have consid-
periods of downtime.
involve the use of the Internet.
that she has to
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
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?
had exceeded the Students amount of bandwidth allowed on
the Internet not working.
store for $53.
here and the Internet
(Photo by Ryan Connell)
Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre manager Ivan
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
antivirus program such as or Norton that is up-todate with the current virus definitions. Students can purchase the
operates or not.
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
not our doing.”
to the conditions of the
First-year public relations student
sign up with another cable Internet company, like Rogers Cable Inc.,
offers to students.
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
of the semester,
unable to contact their families. "International students are pissed
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
â€” SPOKE, November
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
to be accepted
into Conestoga's pre-service fire-
perform the task, that it normally does not take that long. "They're learning along the way," Richard said.
state that they are
looking for students
"In reality, this
And, according to their performances at the school Oct. 23, they have found
Ben McGrath, a second-year service
wing, students from the secondyear pre-service firefighting course got hands-on experience learning
about confined spaces rescues.
and restricted access coming out," Richard said. "There is defiin,
nitely a potential risk for
was great having the opportudo some hands-on training that and work as a team."
also a second-
year pre-service firefighting student, agreed with
a big part of
firefighting," the 20-year-old said.
being trapped in an area no bigger than themselves. it
The students took turns being lowered into the small hole and having their classmates, or as they to
teammates, work together and pull them up to
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-
in the first place.
a rewarding career," he said.
McGrath agreed saying he thought firefighting was one of the most
interesting lines of work.
motivated and on the move," he
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
the students eventually get
Richard pointed out that industrial
areas are usually high-risk areas
of confined spaces.
their job, so they
cial studies student said, giving the
However, Muller made one thing
ing the students.
there and need to be saved. That's
students a vote of support.
the second-year spe-
become unconscious or something worse," Richard said. "They would get trapped down
dents were taking a long time to
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
hired by a fire department they will
firefighting students learned
"There's restricted access going
Everyone would have their specific role, and they would pull it off
ordinator for the program, a confined space is a space that was not
(Photo by Val Rapoport)
Door 5 and
was happy to be lowered into the hole and rescued by his teammates.
would take 10
15 minutes tops."
integrity, reliability, maturity, self-
direction and determination.
-she said, eye-
"Claustrophobia would ing!â€?
more than one way
By DESIREE FINHERT Conestoga
new continuing education course that teaches there is more than one way to string a guitar. about a
class of introduction to
guitar repair and design, taught at
McConville’s studio, administrator
Oldfield said she for
and that there have already been discussions about a second level to
dents only study the theory of gui-
“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.
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.
should be set up for
once a semester."
said students could
the guitar repair class.
understanding the physics of a guitar’s
McConville said the class goes right through from the standing tree to the finished guitar,
formance, ease of playability and,
touched it I couldn’t let it be busted up anymore,” said Lucus,
The course fee is $567.50, which is more expensive than other con-
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
held at a
private studio and provides one-on-
the instrument being
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,
Oldfield said the course
sive because the instructor’s
be able to teach this
course," said Oldfield.
McConville, 42, has held a similar course, teaching music-store owners to repair string Instructor
focal points of the bridge
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.
"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
through different atmospheric pres-
made overseas may be when they leave the factory.
But after transportation and ware-
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
points of the nut. All the parts of a guitar come together in a symbiotic
guitar repair problems by
for the college to get involved in
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
tars and would like to take the course worldwide after only one class.
30 was the
Thompson and he
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
(Photo by Desiree Finhert) Michael McConville teaches Conestoga College’s new continuing education course, Introduction to Guitar Repair and Design.
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-
banjo, fiddle, drums, keyboard and
— Page 9
for private clients.
wood, grain orientation and how each gives strength and tonal characteristics to
said McConville, w'ho crafts guitars
the basic physics of
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-
course of the week
they can formulate questions about their particular concerns, come
“This is a dance you do with every guitar you make: balancing
McConville’s Darcy Thompson, 49,
foreman, excited to
see people taking an interest in gui-
harp. “Part of the learning process
giving.back by teaching." for 36 years in
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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— SPOKE, November
psychic or scientific?
Palm reading By DESIREE FINHERT
broad based to fine McBride, who works
a spooky time of the
year for most of us. but not for the
approach to the
takes a scientific
Sandee Ryan, 50, one-day basic palm reading workshop through Conestoga College s continuing education program. She has taught the course at Doon
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
a seventh generation psy-
chic with 30 years’ experience. Ryan thinks the worlds are closer
Halloween because the mentality draws the physical
and the spiritual worlds together. "People are more spiritual than
any other time of the year,” said Ryan. “It’s an energy thing. There is
Ryan's mother and grandmother both read palms for a living and now Ryan does half-hour readings for corporate clients.
Franklin’s Pizzeria Restaurant in
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
currently taught by another teacher
well they do
well they don’t,” said
begins with a
world being very aggressive,” said Ryan. “If the branch starts further the middle finger, then
that aggression is
said the life line does not
long you are going to live that, in life, we have
course leads into different areas, so
students can put the whole package
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
“I’m trying to see what she means by the high mounds," said Lama, touching the fleshy part of
ogy, metaphysics, parapsychology
and hypnotherapy. Student Ellen McBride, 52, said Ryan’s class is logical, organized
not moving fast enough for personal preference. “You go from A to B; general to
the subject’s relation to the world.
part has a plane-
name and emotional
Ryan. “You might go
through that particular period of your life and have nothing happen to you, but, at that particular
could have hap-
pened.” said nothing
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
do a program on the
three times a month.
could mean the person lacks
can," said Ryan. "L^do readings on the phone for people who call
course to be a
Couch potatoes? French IT
3 Did you enjoy what you were
of a recent
factors involved in effective
have long blamed
diets for creeping
body weight, but
of obesity in
frequently are you eating? really
hungry or did you
increased incake of "fast
junk foods” combined with sedentary lives as a result ol T*V,
video games, generation "X"
"Balance and moderation are what
suggests Judy Toews,
be challenging. The key weight
measure that the goals you
remember who you
you and they I
see something in a perand the way they are it,
may be two
Ryan knows when she
head. She keeps a drawer in her
Student Denise MacDonald, 30,
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
I’m a I
of someone mentally
“I believe that people
need to be
sent in a direction for their health,”
be that palmistry was
recorded in the Bible. Proverbs III, Verse 16 says. “The length of days is
her right hand. Riches and
Ryan said that your hands book of your life.
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.”
DON'T WAIT FOR YOUR SHIP TO COME INSWIM OUT TO IT!
As the old adage
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
crooked it means you embellish. cross under your middle finger
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.
said if she meets someone she reads as having undiagnosed mental or emotional prob-
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
a statement and be
Monitor your progress
Establishing healthy habits at an to
star is a sign
are reading for because people will
“i don't set a r>erk
from these people.”
30-60 minutes per
absolutely perfect or entirely bad. simplistic
the necessary changes,
reasonable, realistic eat
and author of
Losing weight and keeping
physically active for
becoming generation "XL".
There are bars,
In palmistry, if
the food was there, you were out
and young adults
to see in the
"other" foods did you
with your friends)?
eat for other reasons (just because
6 Were you
In fact, they are a
just to get a
said the biggest problem
4 How many (those
than just lines. There are bars,
some people come
to be exercised all the time.”
How often were you active? 2 How long did you do each activity?
for obesity. That was the
of momoi-y worL
“I’m a firm believer that everyone can develop intuition,” said Ryan. “Intuition is like a muscle that has
people’s psychic ability.
ALL ADDS UP!
not potatoes, ouch French fries, may be to
say they do not have confidence in
PART I CI PACTION
“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
said 20 to 25 per cent of her students continue to do palm reading after taking the course.
of writing a book. Ryan takes offence
the palm than
chains, islands, crosses, squares, grids
reserve in Ohsweken.
is egotistical. If it is
the person it
well as having lines, the hand
they have developed through their life.”
and end have great significance.
has a bachelor's degree in psychol-
distinguish the differ-
palm because where
She decided to take courses that would fine-tune her profession and
and interesting, but that
For four years, Ryan has taught tarot, palmistry and psychic devel-
a scientific reason.”
want to see the extremes, from low mound, to a very high
to bodies, there’s
while others are ‘junk.’ only one per customer.”
All foods can
into a healthy diet,
Your family doctor, a
but some foods must be eaten in moderation. Making small changes
can make a big difference
can provide more helpful
AT PEER TUTORING SERVICES
helping you reach your weight loss
Here are some ideas to help get
Eat right •
In a journal, record everything that eat
for the next
much and 3
to one tutoring
Ask your doctor
the time you eat. After the
days ask yourself the
Peer Supported Learning Groups
For further details or to book an appointment for one to one tutoring. Please feel free to visit us in Room 2 804 (Student Services)
News Copperfield magical
Week of Nov. 2
— Page 13
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
not fool this master illusionist. He had no trouble coming up with the
Express your ideas and take cal-
Despite your'moodthe time for repriori-
Libra September 23 October 22
arc not as powerless as
Getting what you
your responsibility. Your
passions are of primary
tance to you now.
number sequence. Copperfield mesmerized the packed crowd with numerous
told the audience that every-
day of his
he closes his eyes
and travels to a far-away place. “That was my dream,” he said.
He made two
Despite your obvious talents,
performances that night by sending himself and a member of the audience to an back-to-back
success comes lowly
Respect the past and learn from
Magician David Copperfield wowed the audience during his perat the Centre in the Square on Oct. 20.
man even called out "take me” when Copperfield was about to depart on his journey.
of his jokes ranged from
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent indiscretions to Martha Stewart’s business practices.
Since his early
and then reappear. This talented magician has won
Copperfield was not alone on the stage.
many assiswhite duck named Webster
the time he turned
16 he was teaching magic York University.
told the audience that although
ness. Don’t let
Canadian territory. operated by Puretracks.com, Toronto-based Moontaxi Media, is a music downloading service that was launched Oct. 14. It
have been in many downloaded songs lately.
outside the United States that allows to legally
favourite songs for as low as 99 cents and some entire albums for
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
holds the record for the high-
has more than 175,000
songs and guarantees no viruses or those swoosh sounds or scratches
person and you won’t get
the time to balance
Although paying a dollar per song may sound pricey to some people,
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
Jon Wilkin, 20, a second-year foundations student at police Conestoga College, says he would use the new site as a means of
Everyone’s happy.” As of now, Puretracks will
Capricorn December 22
“It’s legal that way. You keep within the boundaries of the law and the artists get their cut.
Windows-only means Mac users
weigh you down. Also, stay away from anything that goes against
four different countries.
you download music
By CHRISTINA Paying
never spoke again.
November 22 December 21
Phantom of the Opera and even
audience in stitches throughout the performance. The
Spend time with someone you
into his job, so the two stubborn
love; take care of unfinished busi-
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
quences of their actions. Be your
ther as a child, his grandfather did-
Take your time to make informed decisions - you won’t
French government and has even had his image on postage stamps in
has also been knighted by the
Unfortunately for the people in the
audience a few times.
he had been close with his grandfa-
his fans vanish
kept popping up out of nowhere. front row, W'ebster urinated
the Statue of Liberty disap-
pear and often
he has strolled through the Great Wall of China,
Copperfield began performing illusions as a child growing up in
word, but there’s no harm
have to be a man?” was Copperfield's response to the
ance. Don’t react too hastily;
start at illusions,
Copperfield has performed some
Frustrations, obstacles, delays, or
island off the coast of Hawaii.
The audience was energized. One
at this time.
has been weighing on your mind. Your ability' to solve problems can
be determined only when you apply what you know and feel.
have to look
self-doubt get the best of
Money may become
Surround yourself with colleagues looking out for your
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
You're being hesitant, secretly doubting that you'll succeed. Don’t
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.
Leo Julv 23
brings to the table.
be afraid of what you have to offer, as well as what the competition
“You keep within the boundaries of the law
or not the
Don’t be insensitive.
search for people illegally downloading songs will spread outside
of the U.S. borders. But many people are willing to take the chance they will be over-
make any outstanding apologies. People may be asking too much of you right now. Find ways
to relieve ten-
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
“The odds of getting caught arc pretty slim," says Wilkin.
Phillips, 20, a
Conestoga, agrees. “It’s a rare chance that
August 23 September 22
caught.” It is
estimated that more than five songs have been traded over
(Photo by Christina Bramburger)
files legally for
where people can
less than a dollar.
For more information check out www.puretracks.com.
year journalism student Rise above material concerns and the way things have always been. Allow others to change their
minds and look
who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot cards just for kicks.
— SPOKE, November
Local pro wrestler hits the big time By JASON SMITH At some point
chance and moved to Cambridge to attend a pro wrestling school. “I wasn’t surprised at all,” said
has a wild and crazy dream that
seems far-fetched. Sometimes dream seems so unreal it gets
wrestler and lifelong friend. "He has a natural ability for wrestling. I
behind. In the case of Jeremy Fritz, his life
most young Canadian males, Fritz didn’t dream of one day playing in the NHL and winning the Stanley Cup. to
only gets better with time.
the way, but
honestly didn't think he would make it as far as he has. It's unbe-
Although his family was
be a professional
After more than eight years since he and two friends built a wrestling ring from a trampoline in his back-
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
dream and finds himself competing World Wrestling Entertainment
behind him. We knew how much it meant to him.” International with Enrolling Championship Wrestling, which
yard, Fritz has realized his ultimate
with best friends Bill Littlewood and Mike Holt, all resi-
dents of Florence, Ont., started the Florence Wrestling Federation.
FWF is a “backyard wrestling”
located in Thamesville, Ont. known as the Frontier
Backyard wrestling has received of trash talking over the years from the media, but Fritz still beams with pride at the mention of a
Fie said he’s
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
one of the most legendary wrestlers of all-time, winning
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
wrestling school and didn
But that didn’t change the fact that I was so sore that I basically cried myself to sleep
WWE has called them, never
“People don’t realize work,
dedication and heart
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.
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
(Romeo Adams) and
the late Sean
Jeremy took a
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
ties with the old World Championship Wrestling (WCW),
the trip, but
be a blessing in
wrestling school a few days
Showtime was noticed by Jay Reso,
wrestles as Christian in
Reso was immediately impressed with Showtime’s work
the backyard wrestling federation that
McDonald, who portrays Evan Storm, said tion.
a huge inspira-
appear on television, realizing all of his potential in the middle of a
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
WrestlePlex Ontario,' a training has become a hotbed
talent aspiring to train
with the best.
u.u u j;.. d .l. FSPW World Heavyweight Title, the XWC World Title, IWF World Illustrious
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
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.
small-town kid was
He began working
International of the Wrestling Federation’s wrestler of the year award and has been voted recipient
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-
biggest competitor with a
weekly pay-per-view show and
received another and was told he would
tag-team partner for the night.
knew WWE special.
they Had tound soon Fritz
every passing second.
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
some very big names, Fritz’s dreams began to get more real with The
Seeing the desire
successes along the way, including
(Photo by Jason Smith)
At the age of
a great impres-
for the business, the
(“Suicide” Sean Ball),
his life forever.
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
Realizing he wanted even more
wrestled in the
ing very quickly.
didn't get to perform
day that “The Director” realized he wanted
Oct. 14, 1998
Ortega in his
opening up his own professional wrestling school in Cambridge. Fritz is the owner and head trainer
out of a potential career, Fritz soon found that the summer of 1998
pay attention to the man who nickname the garnered “Showtime”.
school with Hying colours, Fritz was -able to go out and get work
coming true.” Showtime has had many other
moving through his pro trainWorking with fellow FWF performers Mike Holt Wood Aaron Harley), (TJ
whose bag was beside mine,” said Showtime. ‘As was Shawn it turns out, it
From that day on, wrestling promoters everywhere continued to
my bag down
After graduating from wrestling
in the ring.”
a firm believer that pro
(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-
such as Chris
tion to several friends, fans
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
believing in your dreams.
overcome many obstacles to get where he is today, and has no plans of stopping. “I
as part of the show,”
Sabin, Frankie Kazarian, Michael
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.
program. Fritz said he isn’t too surprised
when he looks back on how come in his career. worked hard
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
have, but you never know if you don't try. And I think if you as
don’t try to live your dreams, you’ll regret
information more “Showtime” Eric Young,
WrestlePlex Ontario's official website at www.wrestleplexontario.com or contact Jason Smith at chambers-
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
— Page 15
t-ookout for rookie LeBron By JEFF
Gary Payton played 12
sons with the Seattle Supersonics
the best player
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
Aside from the draft, many prominent players left teams they’ve been with for most of their
should be able to keep their focus.
what has been one of the busiest off-seasons in recent
practically forced to skip col-
lege and start his
soon to be 19-year-old will
join the worst team from the
The Cavaliers are a very young team, which means James, will probably get
of playing time.
James does poor-
be extreme pres-
sure from the fans and
the league, so the veteran players
Nets on July
coaches were switching teams
two-time Defensive Player of the
Detroit Pistons. In his
head coach Carlisle put together back to back winning seasons, tak-
The 33-year-old his
be passed his prime, but Mutombo does help the Knicks, who haven’t
an enormous part of the team’s six championship wins throughout the ‘90s.
The 37-year-old who played the last
Portland Trailblazers for the four years, entertained offers
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
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
many championship con-
go of Carlisle to head coach Larry
Brown had coached
should have no problem to their game plan and
get former 76ers
centre that can score points because
The Pistons held the best record in the Eastern Conference last year
had a decent centre in years. The Chicago Bulls re-signed seven-time All Star Scottie Pippen
Aside from the players even
Pistons were looking for a
should be playing
Mourning played the last seven years with the Miami Heat, where he was a seven-time All Star and
The Lakers are a much better team now than last year, and at the
Butupe IJj1«« A.-..,.;plwinff since he was 14. Although the Pistons finished first in their conference last year in
oldest and experienced rosters in
With this signing the Nets filled a huge gap in their lineup after
trade with the Grizzlies.
agent away from a possible post-
The Detroit Pistons selected centre Darko Milicic second overall. The seven-foot Serbian has been
Luckily the team boasts one of the
second overall the draft because of a prior
in the ‘90s.
another draft pick or big free
rounding teammate Kobe Bryant the Lakers will have to do their best
will be better, but they’re
ask a rookie in the
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-
will be expected to carry
the team, and that’s too
996, Payton became the
guard to win Defensive Player
Nuggets were the second worst team in the league last year, and there are no other good players to
of Year since Michael Jordan
Alonzo Mourning signed
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
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
seasons and could make
playoffs for the
ward Karl Malone and guard Gary
Los Angeles Lakers. He’s played the Spurs many times and is very familiar with the
spent 6 1/2 years as Knicks head coach and took the team to the finals in 1999.
season officially begins
Bob Dylans By
his entire 16-year
long time teammate John
The Houston Rockets hired former Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy.
career with the Utah Jazz but left
to three playoff appearances.
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
more room to operate. was way too small,
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The CFL's Grey Cup and the Canadian University League’s Vanier
are approaching, so
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above zero degrees.
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through,” he said.
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
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