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Monday, March 22, 2004

Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

11

— No.

1

Students fume at idea of drug search KOWALYK

By CARLA

randomly

just

invade

people's

lockers which contain their person-

The dogs were brought

and the

in

belongings.”

al

students were kept in their class-

John Renwick, a defence lawyer,

rooms wondering what was going

said in an article in

The Brantford

on.

Expositor on March

9, that police

new trend at - police come in and

This seems to be a high schools

search the school for drugs and

are allowed to search students and

However,

their lockers at schools.

he added, “Only

if

they have a rea-

other illegal substances without the

son to believe that there might be

students' knowledge.

weapons or

It

happened

in

Brantford

at all six

of its high schools and it has some Conestoga College students fuming over the idea that it can happen anywhere at anytime. First-year civil engineering stu-

there might be drugs.” Twenty-year-old Sandra Parry said she felt the drug sweeps were fair and only those with something

should worry.

to hide

"Drugs are n’t

illegal

be bringing

and kids shouldkind of stuff to

that

dent Matt Wilder said everyone has

school with them anyway,” the sec-

a right to their privacy.

ond-year early childhood education

“A

person’s locker

is

their per-

(ECE)

sonal space,” the 21 -year-old said. “1

know

don’t

but

unfair,

would

I

call

it

She said she wouldn’t be happy with being locked in a classroom and not being able to leave as

Rawlings, a second-year

police searched through her lock-

I

like

would be

an

it.”

Scott

management

business

studies stu-

dent, agreed with Wilder.

and

er

her personal belong-

all

(Photo by Carta Kowatyk)

ings.

“Students should not have been locked in their classrooms not

knowing what was going on,” he said.

Peckford. disagreed.

totally

it

invasion and against

if

does seem

student pointed out.

But her friend, 19-year-old Jody

Police should not be able to

“That’s like

someone going

into

my bedroom and going through all my personal belongings,” the second-year ECE student said.

Drug searches at high schools are happening more often. Police come into schools to search for drugs and other illegal substances without the students’ knowledge. Most drug busts turn up marijuana. This has already happened in Brantford at all six of its high schools. This has some Conestoga students angry over the idea that drug searches could happen anywhere at anytime.

Residence hires new advisers New

panel aims to be

By JAMES CLARK

Eight new faces

will be in

charge next year

A new

panel

Since it is the first year Conestoga has had an adjudication

making sure

is

stu-

dents with behavioural issues are

By

CARLA KOWALYK

questions

about

Seventeen students applied to be a resident adviser at Conestoga’s Residence and Conference Centre for the

2004-2005 school

only eight

made

year, but

it.

my

From

ing a resident adviser (RA).

“The process involves

inter-

said.

“They shot off some questions and see how you respond-

pretty

tough

watched

to

Some students were then selected to move on into the role-play-

member.” Throughout

playing.” the process the pool

From

of applicants

is

slowly narrowed

picked.

only eight

RA

hope-

They

Stephanie Bristow, Charlene Genno, Nelson are:

Dan Armchuk, Amanda Crawford, Alicia Goheen, Rob Boomsma. and Ryan Connell. Kobylnik said the board knew exactly what they were looking for in a

resident adviser.

RA when they

“We

who

demonstrate leader-

ship skills, but a

first-year

w'ould

who we

work together

public relations student, recalls the

with the rest of the

tough process she went through to become one of the successful

positive,

applicants. “I

had

to

do a

lot

of things

to get

the job,” the 20-year-old said. “I

had

to

program '

hand

in a

resume with some

Genno

RAs

exciting

many

also feel

as a team to create a

residence

at the residence,”

said

this

life

he said.

was obvious

because the students had so

do, but

lot to

started out with I’m

one

1

we

7 and

chosen up for it.”

of the

so I’m

Charlene Genno,

relations student

“The RAs have to work two 12hour shifts per week, which

to

have

meetings.

“The process was quite long

of the year

the panel at a time.

responsible for the

change. to

the

formation of the

individual

deans were

in

w ho had ;

"It

behavioural problems.

wasn't that sanctions weren't

being levied or issues weren’t being dealt with,” said Hoover. “It's just sometimes the punishment for one student would vary from that of another student who behaved similarly.”

that

to set

“Again, it’s consistency we are concerned about in terms of sanctions being levied,” said Hoover. She is still looking for more volunteers to sit on the new academic appeal panel that was formed at the same time as the adjudication panel.

This panel deals with students

who

appeal a final grade or discon-

tinuance from the program.

She said dents

problems or students who have already breached the code of con-

areas

to

is

it

make

"Many

students think that since

of fake or fraudulent parking passes

they appeal then the program rules said Hoover.

meeting with students, and being on call in case of emergencies,” he

said Hoover.

of the

“They are

"That

is

Hoover

said.

also responsible for

programming,

con-

ducting floor meetings, attending

RA

meetings, dealing with roommate conflicts and overseeing the zone contest.” Genno said she’s happy she w as selected as an RA and all the hard work won’t bother her. r

“It is a lot to do,

but

we

started

out with 17, and I’m one of the chosen eight,” she said. “So I’m up for it.”

own academic

rules.

do not apply;

rounds

academic

that

their

they are breaches of the

doing

important for stu-

realize

are also brought to the panel because

involves

is

up a rotation system sees only one member leave

Only issues involving serious

duct are brought to the panel. Issues

not sure

summer term and

hoping

is

is

the panel will keep operating

building, updating bulletin boards,

organizing

started.

look for highly responsible

students

Charlene Genno,

RAs were

Stewart,

There are many stages to becoming a

a

“It is

how

through the

charge of meeting w'ith students

to the actual role

eight

there

according to

Janeen Hoover says an adjudication panel formed at the beginning

panel,

first-year public

you moved on

until

new

fairly

some kinks Hoover

panel, there are

has yet to w'ork out. She

the college’s associate registrar.

Prior

“If they liked your answer than

Centres as well as a college staff

fuls are left standing.

Kobylnik, being an

about meeting

being treated

a team.

said.

from Campus Living

to

isn’t just

eight,

deal with certain situations,” she

down,

According

ing situations.

“The

sentatives

but in the end

-

people and working together as

“They asked us how we would

interviews are completed by repre-

of them

we

“The first interview was with myself and the representatives,”

the

there,

views, role playing and a group discussion,” Kobylnik said.

lot

-

RA

ed.”

becom-

did a

goals.”

the interviews

all

called in for interviews.

said the selection wasn’t easy.

stages to

because of

the board picked their eight.”

Genno

many

talk

resumes were screened and some students were

With an even split - four boys and four girls - John Kobylnik, general manager of the residence, There are

and answers and

fair

law'.

a fairly consistent one,”

said in the fall semester

reviewed approximately 20 cases with two cases ending up w'ith the discontinuance of a student. Hoover acts as the chair of the panel, w'hich has four members.

The panel includes a

support

a faculty

mem-

staff worker,

an

employee

from Conestoga’s administration and one student. The student position was filled at the

beginning of the year after

Hoover

sent

not the case,”

She said students have

to follow

program’s rules if they are discontinued and wish to come their

the panel

ber,

this is

out

a student volunteer.

a

call

for

back.

Any their

who wants

student

to appeal

grades has a period of 10

working days from

the time they

receive their final grades.

Hoover said she gives ority to the students that

special pri-

come

in at

this time. “I

always

make time for know it’s kind of an

try to

them because

I

awkward time, being discontinued, not knowing what is happening or going on,” said Hoover.


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News

— SPOKE, March 22, 2004

Tibbits

Now deep thoughts

The nuclear money pit

criticizes

...with Conestoga College

prosperity

(Random questions answered 6y random students

report The town of Pickering has

If you

By DESIREE FINHERT

were on Survivor, what

er

John

would your luxury item be?

recently been mired in yet anoth-

Tibbits

by

insulted

is

Kitchener- Waterloo’s

prosperity

report.

The January W’s economy

report has linked

K-

would have

to bring

my

guitar.”

last

February

at

a

prosperity meeting in Kitchener.

Conestoga

College’s

my

However,

tem and

Surprisingly, the story has gar-

the ideas released in the prosperity

scandal and misspent and mis-

report.

used money, the issue of the is

extremely prejudice

already have a university degree,”

radar of public opinion.

K-W

in the

area.

With mem-

Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, the Cambridge Chamber of

Commerce,

Communitech

the

technology association and Canada’s Technology Triangle, the task force’s report focused on busi-

hair

wax...c’mon.”

ness, transportation industrial land

Ryan Kleine

and education. Tibbits sits on the board of directors of three of the organizations, excluding the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.

The nuclear

there’s

agement and has wasted of dollars over the

Melissa

that

the

prosperity

tooth-

members used “fallacious when writing the The council concentrated

to

the

economy

as

Tibbits said a successful econo-

needs a wide range of people.

and

we’re training nurses it is not a fair comparison,” said Tibbits, since the college is unable to have doc-

critic

program

written a letter

Council express-

ing his views.

executive

claims in part because they failed

in

of the nuclear energy

Canada.

says flashier, more emotional stories are more media savvy, like the sponsorship scandal.

than

industrial

to bring a pillow

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council

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said Tibbits at a College Council

Krystal Kloepher

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Keeping your dog

SPOKE, March

means a happier

fit

By MICHELLE TAYLOR

as

Timbit for your

like a

my

drive-thru the other day.

Your dog

was

It

Ribs

the fat

time

third

this time,

The

I'd

been asked

was

1

that. But,

went

1

my pup

in

I

if

I’m

my dog would not

sure

like

was

a Timbit.

my

if

ly

stuttered

response was even heard correctly, but she didn't end up giving my

dog

the small doughnut, so

1

leading

-

for.

obese

is

if:

under thick

difficult to feel

cover

Overhead view - back is markedbroadened Your dog is overweight if: Ribs - difficult to feel under mod-

erate fat cover

must

Tail

my

have responded no. Or, maybe face gave it away.

a

- thickened and difficult under thick fat cover Side view - no waist, fat hangs from abdomen

shocked when an employee asked

me

base.

I

to feel

Tim

to a

tow,

tai

Tail base

getting annoyed.

time

first

Hortons with

and

Nutrition,

look and feel

disgusted response

went through a Tim Hortons’

I

life

dog food brand, has created a chart to help a dog owner know what to

don’t think so.

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That was

Pet

Hill's

Would you dog ma’am?

Ummm,

to feel the ribs

— Page 3

2004

22,

base

-

some

thickening,

bones can somewhat be moderate fat cover

was just so surprised that someone would actually think feeding a

under

felt

I

Side view - no abdominal tuck Overhead view - back is slightly

dog a sugary, fattening doughnut is know some of you may be

OK.

broadened at waist Your dog is ideal if: Ribs - easily felt with cover

1

thinking

it’s

just a Timbit, but just a

Timbit turns into just some table

which turns into just a fat, unhappy dog. According to Dogs in Canada, a magazine geared toward dog ownscraps,

ers and breeders, experts estimate

as

many

as 75 per cent of

compan-

50 per cent

weight. That

are grossly over-

a shocking

is

number

considering dogs are supposed to be a human's best friend.

want my best friend to live a long and happy life. In order to do that I have to make sure she is healthy and fit. I am by no means perfect and have given in and given her a taste of human food. But, I make sure it is some-

know

I

I

I

fit

ing your pet a long

well into

life.

A

its

prime

healthy and

like this

dog

fit

seven-year-old Jack Russell Terrier

will

have fewer problems

later

on

will

slight fat

result in giv-

-

smooth contour with

cover

Side view

-

in life.

abdominal tuck

Overhead view thing healthy like a carrot or an apple.

ion dogs are out of shape, and close to

Tail base

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

Keeping your dog

I

in

make sure she isn't many calories. If she

also

too

special treat one

day

taking gets a

like rice to

keq> her coat healthy,

I

ration her

dog food accordingly. Exercise is above all the most important key to keeping your dog healthy. To keep your dog at its ideal weight, daily exercise is important. If you have a yard, then a daily romp with a ball thrown

around

enough

is

keep most

to

dogs happy. Every dog

leash-free is

different

though.

Knowing your dog and what needs

essential.

is

content

Some dogs

it

are

be

couch potatoes. However, a couch potato’s food to

needs

intake

be

to

carefully

watched.

to

dog park

a great

is

way

keep a high-energy dog content. my dog is a high-energy

Since

shepherd-collie cross,

Dogerloo

Bridge Street as

1

I

take her to

Bechtel

in

in

Park off Waterloo as often

can.

It is

difficult with so

many

Overweight dogs can suffer from tis,

life.

running around.

ideal weight.

A

daily

tor these

and

fit.

walk or run is important dogs to remain happy Taking your dog to a

The

universal

is at its

way

to

determine if your dog is the right weight for its breed is to view your dog from overhead and the side and

heart

disease and

Keeping your dog fit young age. A healthy,

ent breeds of different shapes and

your dog

diabetes,

breathing problems.

Other dogs are high in energy and are happy only when they are

if

well-propor-

diseases as they age such as arthri-

will

know

-

tioned waist

differ-

sizes to

slight fat

starts at a fit

have fewer problems

puppy later in

will also be easier for your dog remain at its ideal weight. And, to make sure your dog stays fit and healthy throughout its life, It

to

try to

avoid the Timbits.

Bertuzzi faces the music By JEFF

GM Place,

MORLEY

Brown While Todd Bertuzzi of Vancouver Canucks received a

the stiff

in

defend himself.

2000.

says Bertuzzi will most

be charged with assault causing bodily harm because likely

suspension from the league for his

Moore

on Steve Moore, his punishment may not end there. Currently, the Vancouver police are undergoing a criminal inves-

Bertuzzi to plead guilty

attack

tigation of the

power forward.

was

punch and hit on the Colorado Avalanche's Steve Moore sent the young player to hospital with

two fractured cervical vertebrae, a concussion and cuts to his face. Bertuzzi received a suspension

to

the

occur and that by stepping on the ice they’re almost agreeing to

the courts, he

accept any risk of injury, not just

is

likely looking at a

discharge

or

a

sus-

apply for reinstatement next sea-

ing

Bertuzzi

is

12 to 24 months.

Brown

that Bertuzzi will not serve

believes

occurred and given that Vancouver police responded to the

McSorley

Bertuzzi's defence will likely try

Marty McSorley also faced

a

member when he

criminal investigation as a

of the Boston

Bruins

slashed

Donald Brashear

head

Vancouver’s

at

in

home

the rink.

The

Star says one of the

a British soccer player

first

when

was con-

victed of manslaughter.

The player kneed an opponent “Authorities are likely to

the chest

in

and subsequently burst

his intestines.

press charges.”

The judge

Trevor Brown,

rules

or

in the

practice

"No game

case said,

of any

whatever can make that lawful which is unlawful by the law of the land.”

to establish that there

intent to cause bodily

Brown

was no

Brown

real

believes that the courts

should only get involved when

harm.

beyond comand boundof the game, particularly

however, that complete defence. A complete defence would require proof that Bertuzzi did not

circumstances go

intend to assault Moore.

cast.

explains,

this is not a

The prosecution, however,

incident by pressing charges."

sport.

court cases occurred in 1878

criminal lawyer

highly publicized nature of what

but

Moreover, the courts have a history of involvement in

any jail

time.

$500,000.

likely to press charges, given the

rules

long

approximately

will press charges.“Authorities are

the

likely include a probation period of

currently cost-

Trevor Brown, a criminal defence lawyer for the law firm of Karam, Greenspon in Ottawa, says it is likely the Vancouver police

within

within the context of the game."

son.

The suspension

necessarily

pended sentence.” The sentence would also most

from the league for the remaining season and playoffs and will have to

Bill

he has no prior involvement with

charge against him, and assuming

conditional

Bertuzzi's controversial sucker

“Were

injured.

March 14 Toronto Star artiDaly, the NHL’s chief legal officer, said. “Most people understand when they're participating in the game that injuries In a

cle,

and that Bertuzzi “stalked” Moore on the ice.

Moore without Moore could not

then attacked

warning, so that

aries

when games

will

argue that the act was premeditated

He

monly held

is

beliefs

are so widely broad-

“The involvement of the courts required to send a message to

(Photo by Jeff Heuchert)

Selling sweets

public that certain conduct won't be tolerated, whether on or

Shannon

off the ice, court or field.”

brownie to a student during

the

The

sale

hands a bake sale on March 12. banquet at the end of the year.

Blinkhorn, a second-year paramedic student,

was a

their class

fundraiser for their


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Commentary

— SPOKE, March 22, 2004

Stop the violence on Toronto’s streets Something has

to

be done to curb the escalating violence

being seen on Toronto’s

streets.

There have already been 1 1 homicides in the city, eight of which were gun-related. Between last September and March 9, police made 530 arrests, laid 1,476 charges and seized 124 firearms as part of an initiative announced

last

summer

called the street

violence task force.

Last year, Toronto police recorded 326 reported shootings, an increase of 53 per cent. All but two of the 31 homicides involving guns are believed to be gang-related,

according to a March 10 Globe and Mail article. According to Toronto police, 84 per cent of people arrest-

ed for gun-related offences are career criminals. Also, a number of police “house call” checks on those charged with gun crimes and granted bail have found that almost half were violating their bail conditions. Numbers like these cannot be ignored. These so-called career criminals need to be locked away

and not allowed access to guns. The Ontario government is trying to help by persuading judges to hand out harsher sentences for criminals using guns.

“What we're going

on of Toronto,” said Attorney General Michael

the extent of the streets

to put before the court is evidence of

gun crime and the number of guns

that are

didn't like your

‘I

Patrons should quit wine-ing BYOB

purpose of going out for a meal

is

plausible option on a restaurant

to enjoy

what the restaurant has

to

menu?

offer

if

when has

Since

Surprising as

it

may

be, this idea

unusual in provinces

isn’t all that

Quebec, Alberta and

like

been a

is.”

planning on giving special affidavits problem to judges when someone is gun detailing society’s charged with a gun-related crime. Bryant and Toronto police Chief Julian Fantino are asking for minimum 10year sentences. But violent offenders need to be stopped before they

hit

wine

that’s

difficult to

an idea

patrons.

piquing the interest of

Consumer Minister Jim Watson. He’s been quietly meeting with

Even

opposed

“very

Hotel and Motel Association

so.

to the notion

lifestyle.

that

them

in,

SARS

have banned smoking,

significant impact

rants charge significantly

their business.

They

could create it

liability

also feel this

and insurance

would be much more

they’re

a glass of wine than

that he

knows where

coming from -

Welcome

he, himself,

- up

when

restaurants and hotels

was written

off after

an impaired driver slammed into his

feel a

And

whole

When

I

I

know

that

heard

I

assumed

it

where

make

a

So why,

of a sudden, should these busi-

all

nesses sacrifice that revenue to

lot better.

first

for

costs

Of

this is the case, it’s

large part of their profit.

makes me

it

to three

to eating out!

course

his car

more

what

was once a victim of drunk driving

this

appease picky wine-drinkers? In

proposal

my

in conversa-

was a joke. After

is

own wine to a you may not like the selection? What next bring your own lunch? The whole conall,

on

like

brand of wine

with their meal. Also, most restau-

tion,

this

would cause a

must have when you choose

bringing your

restaurant because

. .

out: enjoy what’s

save the

.

cept seems ludicrous to me.

opinion, they shouldn't. There

a certain understanding you

on

money and

the

to eat

menu, or

eat at

home.

This should be no different when

The

it

comes

to wine.

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Is published and produced weekly by the Journalism

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and set up outreach programs within their neighbourhoods, giving opportunities to those who would not normally get them.

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to support Miller

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to a buffet at the very least.

groups such as Mothers Against

Premier Dalton McGuinty says the

They need

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the courts.

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choose your menu, stay

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winemakers and restaurant associa-

assess their stance on the idea.

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By KATE

Kwame, and

tunity

showed ended up

their

Do you

radio waves and lakes us through

He enjoyed the experience so much, he decided to stay in radio and learn more about it. Prior to this, Kwame went to school at Seneca for law enforcement, something that could come in handy if he’s ever face-to-face

our afternoons.

with an

irate fan.

From

Kiss 92,

ever listen to a radio sta-

who

and wonder behind the mike? For anyone who

is

sitting

listens to

91.5

The Beat, from to 7 p.m. a voiee known as Kwame eonies over the I

who

But

is this

Kwame?

Well, he grew up in Toronto, he to

likes

watch movies and play

games

video

in

his

Flow 93.5, also Kiss 96.9

in

Kwame

in

radio

^

background it

in

radio

and,

Kwame,

his

age

him more advantages. comes experience and maturity, two things that stand out when you're on-air. Kwame's radio career did not says with age

In

help in

many

have.

1999 a friend asked for his in

mix show a new and upcoming

putting together a

Toronto for

radio station Kiss 92.

He decided

to

go with

He

all

on-air personalities.

some

As

film work."

Who knows, maybe we’ll see Kwame and Allen Iverson team up

10 years into the future,

for

Kwame

says as long as he's enter-

taining, lie's

good

to go.

all

to 91.5

e

s

t

i

n g

is

that all

of the

worked

for

just starting up.

says he likes to

work

at

new

because “everybody is always amped up to do the best they can, so they can make a success.” As for 9 .5 The Beat, he wants to do the best job he possibly can, pull in good numbers and have the city be proud of something that’s stations

1

their’s.

Kwame

says he wants to be “the

franchise.

The Allen Iverson of

radio.”

the oppor-

career

radio stations he has

were

gives

start like

radio

about

Kwame’s

or not, he’s 33.

But. according to

He

the

let’s

Carl Henry!

1)0 thing

doesn’t put up barriers in his career, it

dr>

i

y-rwn

jducrtulVj believe

on

movie, and just for kicks, in

The Beat. The inter-

four

tional

be

in a

add

to

we

know,

worked!

has

to

he’s also a writer, so he says wouldn't mind “dabbling in

92 and then, as

stations, .unions,

become

also like to help people

— Page 5

Calgary, back to Kiss

spare

hasj^

at

went

He would

who want

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2004

Toronto, then to

time he

and helping new stations

22,

The Beat

at 91.5

get up and running.

being picked. tion

sultant,

SPOKE, March

But

if

that doesn’t happen,

he’s thinking about being a con-

(Photo by Kate VandeVen)

Kwame All of

K-W’s newest DJs at 91.5 The Beat. He has also worked in Toronto and Calgary. the stations he has worked at have been new and upcoming, just like The Beat. is

one

of

Buddhist monk pays college a visit Attends Tibetan Heart Yoga session MCMURPHY

By KRISTEN

Conestoga College doesn’t shut the weekends.

down completely on In fact,

you might be surprised

at

how much activity occurs at the when full-time classes take

college a

weekend

A

Buddhist

held* in

the

gift

offering

for

Michael. “It’s really exciting is

because

this

coming to Canada,” She dances with her

his first time

Pearl says.

break.

Tibetan Heart Yoga session

The Sanctuary on evening of March 14. was

porter of Michael, came to the event with her mother to perform a dance she says is considered a

mother and older sister. “My sister would normally be here,” Pearl says.

Diamond she’s at "But Mountain working on an animal “It’s

really exciting

sanctuary.”

because this is his first time coming to Canada.” Pearl Steele, 12-year-old supporter

Michael's stop at Conestoga was one of several scheduled tour dates for Toronto and surrounding area. For more information on Tibetan Heart Yoga, you can visit the website

Although

it

wasn’t

an

organized by the college,

open It

www.heartyoga.org.

event

was

it

to the public.

was held

to

welcome Geshe

Michael, a Buddhist monk,

to

recently Michael returned from a three-year silent retreat at Diamond Mountain to promote his book. The Tibetan

Canada.

Book of Yoga. Tibetan Heart Yoga is defined as “an inspiring combination of traditional physical poses of yoga (asana), (Photo by

James

Clark)

Finishing the Job Andrew Murray and Mark Resource Centre on March

Willet put the finishing 2.

touches on the outside

of the college’s

Learning

breathing

practices

(pranayama) and meditation.” Michael claims Tibetan Heart Yoga focuses on breathing and thoughts and

is

a

way

to

make

yoga practice more powerful. Pearl Steel, a 12-year-old sup-

(Internet photo)

Michael’s book,

Book

The Tibetan

of Yoga, Ancient

Buddhist

Teachings on the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga, is available now. Michael wrote the

book along with the Diamond Mountain Teachers.


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— SPOKE, March 22, 2004

News

Mother Nature is playing tricks on us ...

Strap on your winter boots...

(Photo by Jason Noe)

Regional Road 3

March

8.

The

in

Puslinch Township

entire region

is

was snow-covered

after

another winter storm

experiencing an extended winter this year.

(Photo by Lesley Leach man)

...but attire

keep your beach on hand... *

^ w. &

.

*

because this weather ...

just won’t Environment Canada is predicting a warmer summer year with temperatures ranging from 25 C to a high of 37 starting in June.

this

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

watches her rabbit Princess the year. March 10 brought

Cassie Connell

of Kitchener

enjoying

outing of

its first

sunny skies and a warmer temperature.

make up mind.

its


News

The secrets By TIM

MURPHY

"The

first

SPOKE, March 22 2004

— Page 7

one-hour photo

of

two chemicals develop two set it,

the negative, the second

As

photo technician

a

photo processing

lab,

busy

in a

you

asked the same question

to prevent fading,

almost

Once

work?

ing,

Jayne Ziegler, a Wal-Mart photo

It

employee has to answer this question on a regular basis and, with a laugh, she admits to not knowing "1

how

just

everything works. film

put the

comes out

in,

the film

is

is

finished process-

safe to expose to light.

then gets taken to the printer,

"Before

it

you

put

in

it

the

she

machine, you set the paper size, whether it’s matte or glossy, and

her sense of humour,

how many copies to print. You also have to make sure the right type of

the

other side,”

Ziegler decided to co-operate, to assist

it

$1 million.

and

joked.

Despite

three

which isn’t like a photo printer you would buy in an electronics store; these machines can cost upwards of

lab

exactly

last

printing,” she said.

how does one-hour photo

daily;

and the

clean and finalize the negative for

be

will

the general

film, the first step is to

comes

“process”

undeveloped negatives within the metal container. Film is light

in

container

the

a

separate,

which

is

in

the

the canister, and taped to a plastic

card, leaving the canister with the

are sorted,” she said.

it’s

processed, so

it

remains within the container.

A

short section of the film (which

contains no photos)

unexposed film

to

is

pulled out of

hang from

The photos

the

card.

tive

“After the negative a

plastic

card,

leader card,

it

she said. The

is

attached to

which we

call

V50

is

the

a

name of

the Noritzu negative processor, a is found in Kodak photo The V50 contains seven

brand that labs.

.There is no ink involved, as on a commercial photo printer. The paper comes on large spools, some rolls more than 170 metres long. The printer measures the photos, and cuts off the proper lengths for each photo. The photos come out of the machine, are sorted by employees.

chemical baths which process the negative, each reacting differently to

on a light-sensiphoto paper through a chemiprint

cal process.

goes into the V50,”

produce the finished product.

^

light-tight

put

machine when needed. "The photos get colour balanced, and it goes through the machine, into all the different chemicals which are similar to the negative processor. They then come out, and

sensitive before

j

paper is in the machine, to match what you have selected.” Each type and size of paper

public in their

photography knowledge. She said once you drop off your

(Photo by Tim Murphy)

Jayne Ziegler is a photo lab employee at Wal-Mart who processes one-hour photos. She has answer a lot of questions on how one-hour photography works. and handed back to you. Now that you have a better understanding of what happens in a photo lab, there are a few other things that

many customers

don’t

Pornography

is

the police unless

not reported to it

involves chil-

tomer’s question,

Most modern photo

labs process

your “digital film,” whatever

that

cameras

lime to break

it’s

the biggest one-hour photo secret

of

dren.

all;

The

does not take one hour! it takes to develop

it

actual time

a roll of

35mm

film

is

program

for full-time

$3000 to jump important that’ll last

-

a

start

is.

Photo lab employees do look at your pictures. Although they are not allowed to discuss what they view on customers’ films, they do

do not use

cards hold your photos, which are

colour adjust, and four minutes for

on a regular basis see people’s voyeurism and other sexual feats,

inputted into the printer, and print-

the prints to exit the machine.

ed. Just like a roll of film.

hour is just to give a buffer zone for problems and busy times of the day.

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Feature

Views By HALLEY McPOLIN

on

differ comes

Voisine

Martineau

up,

begins speaking with a lisp and

“Oh boy!

Ontario’s

first

pancreas

transplant recipient!”

With

introduction

sarcastic

that

of humiliating out-

into a series

Gord

takes, veteran Citytv anchor,

Martineau would find his career permanently tainted. But should be the case

that really

the clips in

if

question were never meant to get

hands of the public?

into the

The now infamous depict

shockingly

a

unprofessional Martineau during a

public outcry

simply

is

in

Those

in the field

took the situa-

Internet, the it

was time

for cleanup patrol. In a

Martineau

furore,

“I’m per-

said,

some tired, silly comments made might damage the stellar rep-

sonally mortified

and

inappropriate that

I

Citytv has earned.

I

wrong wrong time could easidevastating

taining

According to Dave a DJ at Kool FM,

absurd

ly result in a swift but

backlash.

because of the nature of the journalist’s work, blowing off steam can come

many forms and

in

this

was just that. “Working in a news environment where you are deluged with sad, incident

depressing

release

a

stories,

needed and humour says

release,”

was

great

a

is

is

“Gord

Schneider.

comcdic

you haven’t yet seen them, chances are you’ve missed the boat. As

time a broadcaster has been caught

and comedians say a

spread,

with their pants down, so to speak.

that are not their personal beliefs to

were on the job

Back in 2000, former CTV Newsnet anchor Avery Haines was fired over some comments that somehow made it to air. After fiub-

evoke a laugh.

making sure

all

ried the clips

removed them imme-

the sites that car-

diately.

co-anchor

After

Mroczkowski defends about

pancreas

the

the

This

Anne

bing a

story

stuttering

transplant,

of course, not the

is,

line,

first

Haines joked that her

was an example of equal

opportunity for the disabled.

Martineau points to his crotch and responds, “this is interesting. That is not.” Later, when an off-camera

“We've got a stuttering newscaster. We’ve got the black, we’ve got the Asian,

we’ve got the woman.

I

technician inquires about a key (a

could be a lesbian, folk-dancing,

term used for a specific graphic),

black

up a piece of paper manner, "right here's your key ... see this key?” He also manages to berate

Under pressure from

Martineau

rolls

and gestures

in a phallic

co-workers,

his

including sports

anchor, John Gallagher,

process

the

of

who was

getting

in

hair

woman

she said.

stutterer,”

the public and Haines was quickly and later found herself work-

media,

the fired

ing

at,

ironically, Citytv.

Even radio

guru Casey

Casum

unfortunate

experience

bloopers

taped

has had the

of

being

pre-

spread

clearly trying to be

of things

lot

rest

of us during our regular

with others.

actions

Gord

fully

...

why

should a newsroom be

any different? Are

we

to believe

journalists are held to higher stan-

dards then the rest of us?

Some

say

you're

information,

delivering

Some

HEUCHERT

Doon campus Marg Airdrie said this issue has come up before.

of Conestoga’s continuing

education students are having a difficult

time getting onto com-

puters at the

Doon and Waterloo

“It's a logistics problem in sheer volume and how they would han-

dle assigning

IDs

to

all

con-ed

Airdrie said the Waterloo cam-

some

him

coming from,

are

print journalists feel differ-

ently. Several

news reporters have

already stressed incidents like these

can lead to a lack of

trust

from the

“From what

ing

after

it

does

while.

a

I’ve read

little

about

he seems pretty typiin voic-

most offensive opinions

the

face,” says Joel Rubinoff, an enter-

columnist

tainment

The

for

human

“Journalists are will

make

and, as

What

mistakes.

they do in their private lives

when

business. But

who

is

deals with

the public trust, are acting in an

Martineau most

clips

anything but shock,” says

Delorme,

was

in

Dan

order to prevent these situations in

music director and

a

it’s

not very productive

when

all

we

kinds of professions

and

we

CDA Dc.

funding

makes

Turner.

HELP

having simple access to comput-

her business courses.

accounts,” he said.

it

difficult to get

knows they

they’ll be using

do

teacher

computers

come prepared with

logins for the students.

a

logistics

assigning IDs to

same for any con-ed courses where computer use is required. They are given logins at It’s

problem in and how volume sheer they would handle

“It’s

her

con-ed students.”

Marg Airdrie, Doon campus

the beginning of the course.

Turner has solved the problem one of the campuses. “I

all

the

at

went

into the

Administrative assistant

at

the

when we had

resources

Currently, the only reason she's able to work on a computer at the

campus

Waterloo

someone

in

her class

is is

because a full-time

student and has an account, but,

He

says the nature of the news

also

contributes

many

journalists share.

“Repotters,

the

to

office

their

in

humour, often poke fun

at the ‘cor-

They can’t They put certain stage - like gay mar-

of things.

the irony.

things on the riage

humour

- write about

being

soberly, then

it

Sometimes

off-camera.

it

newsroom

in a

is

like

being

part of a Saturday Night Live or

Mad TV too

much

skit.

You shouldn’t read

into that kind of goofing

off.”

Some words Delorme

advice

of

to journalists

themselves

in

“This

is

from

who may a

similar

why

they

teach you in college to ‘never say

anything stupid in a room with a Of course, the blooper reel is always good for about 10 minutes of laughs at the Christmas party!” mike.’

treating

it

possible.”

they

said

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www

diabetes. ca

do

have

Apply

Now

either security or the front office

Waterloo campus. There they will provide the student with an account that will last the duration of the con-ed course. Con-ed students have to be able at the

show

their

administrative assistant

work,

their

in

with the exception of columns and

generic

something in place for this issue. Any con-ed student can go to

to

Doon campus

and talked to one of the lab technicians and they gave me a user login that allows me to use any computer at any time,” she said.

of their proximity to King Street. “It was easy for people to walk in off the street and use our

Falkiner

work

never be reflected

SOMEONE YOU KNOW

resources con-ed student, said not

makes

biases, however, profes-

Daniel Druckef- research scientist

£2U DiABCTE

done at school. She said when

own

sional journalism requires this to

should have been working but could only get on one comput-

ASSOCIATION

ers

their

diabetes both depend on research.

\

human

in

the future.

“Beating diabetes

they

both have an assignment due. “We had stuff to type up and

these

l

a

Aagaard freely admits journallike anyone else, can harbour

ists,

predicament:

ASSOCIATION

Turner,

single issue or trend.”

find

of

CA>4AO?AN

Jennifer

tolerance for multiple angles on a

behaviour that need to be respected.” Rubinoff adds there should be a clear code ol conduct

the

they’re registered

ID card

He adds

with

it

&

Programs

Information Technology

Accounting

Career Development Practitioner

Human Resources Management

Waterloo campus

migrated towards this system, and Doon will soon as well. Waterloo has only eight labs so it was a much quicker process for

them then campus.

to these Post-Graduate

to get an account.

that

will

be for the Doon

to

I don’t think so. For one thing, the job demands an open mind. You have to have at least a

certainly was, there are standards

to

we joke around

of journalists?

when it comes humour - sometimes black humour is the only way to deal reaction

most of

say, pro-

blow off steam. It’s always been that way. So does macabre, offcolour, sexist, homophobic, yada, yada humour reveal the true nature

to

"My

we

pounding away

the office,

at

keyboard,

at a

ly politically correct

with dark issues.”

street,

fessionally pushy,” says Aagaard.

“Back

official capacity, as

generic accounts last year because

one.

we’re on the

us are polite and, shall

Unfortunately, we’re not necessari-

Falkiner said they got rid of their

know

their

they, or

Turner said she still has problems at the Waterloo campus because the login she has for Doon is not compatible with Waterloo where she has many of

they

“When

savage

Record. such,

many reasons

are

professional skin once in a while.

resist

pus does not have any generic

if

there

reporters need to shed their

rectness’

close-up on his

in

accounts.

use generic accounts,

why

imaginable as long as there’s a

Technical support specialist at Ernie Waterloo campus the

campuses. This is because con-ed students do not receive personal accounts with login numbers. They have to

believes

camera trained

any professional

you

to

Chris Aagaard, a news reporter and columnist for The Record,

opinion pieces.

public.

own

er," said

students,” she said.

others like

passing along that news to thou-

Con-ed students complain about lack of computer access By JEFF

Ronald Reagan used to joke around the mic before a speech: in 1981, he didn’t realize the mic was live and broadcasting when lie tapped it and said, T’ve just outlawed the Soviet Union, we start bombing in 10 minutes.’ There was quite a big slink over it but he wasn’t impeached.” Although most broadcasters tend to understand where Martineau and

arrogant and comfortable

ronment: people goof around, tell jokes and harass each other play-

concerns over

flair for the

Even ex-president

Leigh Robert, music director and announcer for London radio station, The Hawk, agrees. “As someone who has had to announce deaths on the air, deal with 9/11, child abductions and other horrific events, I know what it’s like to deal with emotional issues,” Robert says. "When you're on the air

get

serious

times.

cal of the (broadcast) breed: cocky,

sands of other people and

stress

an enter-

to this end, on-air

...

people tend to have a at

in

entations are represented.”

So what’s the big deal? Everyone knows what goes on in even the most professional workplace envi-

some comments that could be considered homophobic. When the topic of Canadian singer Roch

way

message

this incident,

around.

did

entertain-

I

Martineau works in the environment where many different cultures and all sexual oriCitytv

and crotch-jokes may simply be attributed to immature, offcamera antics in an overworked environment. However, many people, including gay-rights activists,

inter-

Remember,

implants. Insults

was

Martineau

doing nothing different than the

“I rec-

mean that a large of what we do encompasses this

Schneider,

made it onto the damage was done and

clips

the

utation

Citytv’s lawyers

By

how

apologize.”

material

mixed with

also

is

ment. part

Dubbed “Gord's Gold,”

the

ers

delivering our

of leasers for the evening

as

Oldies 1090.

at

ognize that our capacity as inform-

thing at the

news.

quickly

announcer

tion as a warning: saying the

series

if

The

response to journalistic integrity being breached.

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2004

22,

comments

off-air

Mroczkowski’s confused expresMartineau sion, says, “Roch Voisine - the homo. He sings.” Although it is still not known

statement released shortly after the

which

clips,

had spread over the Internet like wildfire,

swinging his arms back and forth mockingly. Responding to

yes.

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how deep

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the anti-Semitic

all

issues this film has brought up, this

The

film doesn't focus on Jesus’

teachings or his

prior to his last

life

day, but solely on his last 12 hours.

begins with his arrest

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doesn't even matter

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film picks up immediately

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son's

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impact of

people say

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very' little

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feel

we always

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out to

make

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unquestionably, he’s done a mag-

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so you might find yourself wonder-

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so listen!

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Wickens, 20, a second-year

siness

Canadian Mike Bullard’s latenight talk show won't be making

student,

feels

same

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it

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all

seen his stand-up comedy.

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the

effort by Global,

program has not demonstrated

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continued run,” he said in a website statement.

"We

continue to hold Mike

highest esteem and wish

well-deserved

in the

him much

success

in

the

Hoover says Bullard was

told

future.”

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years before in

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start

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miss her laughter and her enthusiasm. We could always depend on Anne. Her ability to cut to the chase and tell it like it was will always be appreciated. Anne was a champion of family and college community. For over 25 years she worked in the LRCs at Doon, Waterloo and Cambridge Nursing Division campuses. She served on various committees including College Council, Presidential Selection Committee, and various OPSEU positions, including treasurer.

Watch out

for

bossy friends! You

won't be as easygoing as usual,

the

and might snap back without

fight

really meaning anything. Avoid them or try to stay quiet, at least

coming

day or two.

for a

down

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it's

at

weird emotional vibes

you from

or you'll just

make

it

all

directions

worse.

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over in a day or two.

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cancelled.

running quite successfully on six

and your

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The Mike Bullard Show had been for

to spare

Your plans should

drive.

hoped

at a time.

memory of our co-worker, mentor and who passed away March 23 rd 2003.

about the news on the morning the

show was

have mojo

friends will be impressed

life's little

keep breathing and take

one step

to a lack of viewers.

major promotion

of

In loving friend

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This will be a great day; you'll

not feel like

problems on their terms. You can

it

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it,

think about where you're headed.

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getting out of bed, but you'll need

and, according to a state-

1

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was

to deal with all

show was cancelled on

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conat

pretty good,” he says.

any more appearances on Global.

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doesn't

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and

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to

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people have, their

with Jon Stewart

need

time slot on

previous

to catch

so cut them

little

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not

awesome, but other

November 2003. The filled

over a

least expected.

own

lives

and

up with themselves,

some

You'll

you

in the right

when you need

Someone you

didn't

know

will step in to lend a

one. liked

hand

at

the perfect time. Discoveries will

seem

slack.

have a friend

place just

like needles in the hay.

and quite possibly snagged

many of

his viewers.

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much sym-

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pathy.

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it."

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says

Diana

21, a second-year mar-

keting student at Conestoga. “He’s a complete idiot

-

no wonder

show's getting cancelled. can stand the guy!”

No

Today might be

a love connec-

make

sure you're pro-

tion day, so

his

one

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third-

year journalism student

We

celebrate Anne's spirit alive in our memories,

As we treasured her presence among us

in life.

jecting the image

you

best.

you think

who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot

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Entertainment

Fans pack

Fiddler’s for

SPOKE, March

some

Borland

Hawkin

Where were you on Day?

Patrick’s

St.

Green

it

beer and

to drink

envelope,"

management

year the

this

the third floor of the

Bom

Innocent.

manager of

Pinnell, the

three-storey

Cambridge pub,

knew

band

the

“We were

would

sell-out,

them

to fly

be too

it’d

The album Destiny was and Craig said he wanted

because of

know

writing

Patrick’s Day. But,

enough

with the Irish holiday.

“We’ve been

bar closed.

the

to

North America three or four times over the years

when

it’s

Patrick’s Day.

seems

to agree with

It

been

North America more than

family

and

relationships

all

make

Scheduling

between competing demands on our time and energy. in

said Craig.

The Buddy Holly

demands on us which can cause stress and stress-related illnesses. But there are ways to maintain our health and keep an equilibrium

Ireland,

time for self-care may mean reserving several

hours a week for a fitness activity we enjoy.

We

can talk to about personal matters and daily

and people to

just "hang out" with and do something purely for fun.

We

in

known for their song I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) from their when

hit

it

Benny and Joon.

film

Craig said

he knew

if

who admits

another one like “I just started

Craig. “It

monitoring our use of alcohol, caffeine and tobacco are choices longer and prevent

help us live

playing chords and

was done

albums we used

were very

more

different.

“A

lot

it

of the

studio, the last

different play-

This one has a

richer feel.

lively,

It’s

more

more big boom.”

potent,

“When we toured Destiny

with

went very

it

well,

when you’ve been

but

away

for

seven years you

know

you still have an honest ear.”

I

if

Craig Reid,

about 50 min-

in

words

Proclaimers member

it

Craig describes the new album as

through

illness.

"It

way

a

in

just

It’s

was

now my

is

lifestyle

will

also

help

now,

by

boosting

memory and stamina. Having a balanced, healthy us feel more relaxed, in control of the present and

is

that other

songs

which

one of those songs.”

More

girlfriend,

wife,” said Craig,

1

the

and

who

song from the

My

soundtrack

the

Dreamworks

Way, was of

the

film Shrek in 2001.

Cambridge Borland was

at

Cheryl

resident

a loss while trying to

describe the duo’s upbeat, Celtic, folk style

and country twang.

“One of

A Message from Student Services

a

much

song called Hate is it

those songs

is

my

Love,

turns to hate,” said Craig.

The Proclaimers have been

this

was

to

times, although

their

time

first

in

Cambridge.

the

last

time was

summer and

in the

at the

high of

today we’re coming

snow," said Charlie.

The

Proclaimers

Day

Patrick's

microphones

at

wailing the

spent

St.

into

their

Birchmere

in

Alexandria, Washington.

They U.S.

song,”

My

about loving somebody so

Canada about 10

“The

5 years.

recently, a

same album, I’m on on

our future direction.

about

basically

song to war ballads. “There

the faith

to get

that

has been married to his inspiration Petra for

having varying subject matter from

seem

you sing

that

woman, who was my

lifestyle helps

the

are very organic,

depend on the

will

it

three

the marching beat.

don’t.

concentration,

is

producer and the band.On the

don’t

admiration,” said Charlie. “They’re

balanced meal daily, maintaining appropriate body weight and

healthy

his favourite track

song.

“The songs

it.

“Certain records catch the public’s

Getting eight hours of sleep nightly, eating at least one hot,

a

their

it’s

Leith.

record in a long time

will last,” said Nisbet.

why 500

Miles was so popular he’d write

Charlie always had a theory that

Living

on

like everything,” said Nisbet,

I

title

was

Depp

featured in the 1993 Johnny

was

will

at the

utes.”

quiet ref lection.

that

were

1988 album Sunshine on Leith.

The song became a

need

being alone, with time for relaxation and

started

there

Stuart Nisbel thinks

got the words straight away,” said

to feel comfortable

2002

ers and the production techniques

Iook-a-likes are

best

need friends we

life,

in

is

it

in

until

for another album.

“It’s the first

that

time

“I think it’s actually celebrated in

songs

best since Sunshine

St.

our touring schedule.”

who

Born Innocent was released

said Charlie, while planning to get a

glass of Alexander Keith’s before

have an honest

still

end of February and the band's guitarist

just a coincidence,”

it’s

you

if

ear,” said Craig,

was

Reid don’t mind being associated

guess

it

been away seven years you don’t

the Scottish twins Charlie and Craig

“I

toured with Destiny

much, but

Proclaimers

St.

make

to

another album soon.

went very well, but when you've

Pinnell said one of the reasons he

the

released

from

in

they’re on tour in Toronto.”

booked

at the

seven years after Sunshine on Leith

“When we

we had

place

in the right

right time,” said Borland.

the

said he

with the

Water Street pub.

on tour promot-

new album

Scotland,

jobs,

among

Scotsmen on

“If

part-time

chests

their

signed by the band and were

the show.

School,

*

had

crowds.

which they did two weeks before

their best efforts into succeeding academically.

somebody and

for

got them.”

who mingled

Tod

The pressures of school can easily cause students to lose the balance between taking care of themselves and the need to put

an

in

"They

15 other fans

ing their

Lifestyle

tickets

scheduled a Scottish band to draw

the Proclaimers are

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: A Healthy

door

Hawkin.

The women

12.

Beth

show even though

said

were being held

on March

friend the front

out.

we

early celebration of the

in

Well known as a one-hit-wonder,

(left to right), Cheryl Borland, Charlie Reid and Beth Hawkin smile for the camera after a Proclaimers concert at Fiddler’s Green in Cambridge on March 12. Borland and Hawkin, fans of the band, had their chests signed by the Reid brothers.

was sold

at

“There were two

songs

But

Craig Reid

her

sing along to their favourite folk

Irish festival

(Photo by Desiree Finhert)

and

got tickets

the night of they

Approximately 350 fans packed Fiddler’s

fun

Irish

By DESIREE FINHERT

— Page 11

2004

22,

are currently touring in the

and

Canada

will

to

be

play

returning in

to

Saskatoon,

said Borland while singing I’m on

Calgary and Vancouver by the end

My

of the month.

Way.


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