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Monday, October 25, 2004

Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

7

— No. 21

Looking for

employment? Attend Conestoga job By KRISTEN

meet potential employers

fair to

MCMURPHY

but

logging on

produce more search

will

results.

Tomorrow

is

a great opportunity to fin'd that

career or part-time job you’ve been looking for.

On

Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until

be a job

will

held

1

p.m. there

E-wing of Conestoga College. About 30 employers will be on hand to answer questions, give useful information and recruit students. fair

in

Med

Home

Health Care are just a few of the employers scheduled to be at the job fair. Students should bring copies of their resume with them.

For those students

(Photo

Leaf

by Tim Murphy)

"Halfway down the trail to Hell, shady meadow green, Are the Souls of all dead troopers cramped, Near a good old-time canteen.

And

ft is uncertain whether William or Emily was responsible for her untimely demise. But the outcome of her death has been well

And

film.

as the

poem

the soldier’s song has no

The

itself,

known

surveillance inside the bar

is

extensive, both for security reasons

know when Emily

It was believed to be sung by the 6th and 7th Cavalry of the

and

United States army in the 1800s. But there is no uncertainty that

“You’re on camera right now,” Cohen’s father, Marv, says over a house special of Irish stew. The stories of the mistress are renowned. Each winter, the upstairs windows are boarded up and screwed shut. But twice the owner has found the windows open, like wide mouths breathing in the chilled air, and the screws

author.

Green

Fiddlers

haunted,

is

although, not by soldiers. In

1885,

long

before

it

was

Fiddlers Green Irish Pub, the building at

121/2

Water

St. in

Cambridge

was the post office. The masterful, three-storey stone structure, with a bell

tower over-

at

to

But all of its respectability was clouded in intrigue when the post-

comes from

was found hang-

ing in the bell tower.

The calls

current owner,

Nash Cohen,

himself the pub’s historian

A

story

more frequently

told,

the male patrons who ascend from the basement. There are only two small rooms at the foot of the grand spiral stairs, the men’s and women’s washrooms.

The rooms

are

hollow feeling

opposite bank.

A two-level the

to

patio

Main

would have caused a

scandal. After

a lovers’ quarrel, Emily’s

body was

found beyond the postmaster’s

attic

Marv

says the

all

of the

rubber stoppers removed from the stall

doors to be sure that the doors

would emit

the

shocking

clatter

site.

For more information on the website, conGoad at kgoad@rogers.com.

tact

the clock tower.

The second

floor

is

used for

dancing. Pumpkin-orange and pitch-black paint were used to accentuate the ghostly depiction

of a

woman

hanging on the back

wall.

garish

the

In

afternoon,

the

streaks of light through the win-

room look harmroom is jump-

the

(Photo by Desiree Finhert)

music and a black strobe light that make the painting of Emily come

Green Irish Pub manager Scott Yanover looks out the attic window at Water Street in Cambridge. Unbeknownst to him, the ghost of Fiddlers Green looks back. This photo has been digitally altered by photo editor Tim Murphy to include Fiddlers

alive.

Green’s depiction

less.

But

at night, the

ing with sweating bodies, techno

Up

Yanover

another painted figure.

The white-washed

and a

attic

bar, the

has a

space

used as a lounge for visiting it may soon be convert-

is

bands, but

ed into a martini

of the

ghost Emily.

building,

manager

is

In a nook,

Scott

And even though

kind enough to escort

curiosity seekers to the bell tower.

beyond the quarters of

the former postmaster,

is

a metal

rung ladder ascending into a shaft

is

gone her

spirit

Emily’s body

has not

moved

on. Like the soldiers of Fiddlers

Green she stays

to

drink

for

another day.

in the ceiling.

A

network

of

bells,

weights and pulleys hang

bar.

Further into the upper regions of the

Fiddlers

the winding stairwell to the

attic is

stall

decorating was

She will be on hand at the job fair tomorrow answer any questions about Workopolis, and will also be stationed around the college on a weekly basis until March promoting the

to

sprawling directly below

bridge,

leather couches

done on purpose. He had

With this feature, students can enter information about the type of job they are looking for and receive an e-mail when a similar job is posted. alert.

is

sinks.

which

and there are a of students who use it,” Goad says. One of the best features, she says, is the job

Street

butcher-style cleaning troughs for

the affair public,

“It’s a really useful service

lot

a broad window overlooking the water and century buildings on the

with a girl, Emily,” recounts Cohen. Emily was distraught and wished

make

on-

are also posted.

floor is a pub and where bands are showcased. The back wall is fitted with

sloped roof supported by open rafters. Currently outfitted with

to

campus jobs

both

Some

The main

with stainless steel fixtures,

affair

listings for

part-time jobs and full-time careers.

restaurant

and doesn’t doubt that it’s haunted. “The postmaster, William, had an

doors that clang shut and deep

says.

The website contains many

But the

dows make

cast aside.

Goad

the

neighbour

looking the Grand River, was a pinnacle of order in old Galt.

master’s assistant

has been

work.

such a useful website, it’s incredible people who don’t have a job,”

“It’s

that there are

stone

the

are to see Emily.

on not falling off,” he

pus.com.

rooms.

out concern. “There’s been liquor

as our resident

assures, “flying off!”

As ominous

through

echoes

that

ghost here,” Cohen remarks with-

reported.

“We have Emily

valuable resource worth

a service that

second-year general

at the college,

true local haunt

real shock occurs when men’s washroom door flies open and a figure passes slowly by. The staff jokes that the more the patrons drink, the more likely they

bottles flying off the bar caught

By DES|REE FINHERT

a

Students will need a special access code to site, which can be obtained from career services at 748-5220, ext. 3756. The website can still be accessed without the code.

Green a

quarters,

this eternal resting place.

known as Fiddlers Green. ” - Anonymous

Is

It’s

log on to the

Janis Moriarity, 23, a third-year nursing student at Conestoga College, takes a rest in the fall leaves.

In a

is

is available to current students, but can also be used by former students who have graduated within the past five years.

me alone

Fiddlers

campus.com checking out.

who would rather do the own time, workopolis-

a

works with the career centre to help promote workopoliscam-

the

Bell World, Goodlife Fitness and Para

job-hunting on their

Kimberlce Goad, business student

chains, in

the

tower with eerie stillness, just Emily’s body once did.

like

"No trooper ever gets

to Hell

Ere he s emptied his canteen. And so rides back to drink again With friends at Fiddlers Green."


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News

— SPOKE, October 25, 2004

Now deep thoughts

AGNVA

If.

SUS HUMNA PJNGALA

I

IDA

-JIl *

...with Random

Conestoga College

questions answered by

vishuodhi

random students HEART-ANAHAD

What

4

you going to Halloween?

are

be for

“My roommates and going as

I

are

firefighters.”

Stef Riache, third-year marketing

become connected

Gerlinde Sattler, a Sahaja yoga teacher, said the exercise allows people to spiritual

energy that they are not usually aware

to

a

of.

Chillax helps “My best

and

friend

stressed-out students

I

are going as slutty nuns,

so

my

boyfriend can be By PAIG E HILTON

our pimp.”

felt.

Many

said they felt lighter, or

asleep. Visualization is supposed to

hot or cold sensation

leave the person feeling energized,

felt either a

Karin Bard,

Nail-biting, insomnia

second-year police

are a

foundations

few of

the

many

stressed out, and they def-

person

is

initely

apply to me.

Fortunately, to

and anxiety signs that a

attend

the

I

had the opportunity

workshop

Chillax

held by Student Services on Oct.

and learned some beneficial

15

“I’m going

as a cowboy,

’cause God bless Texas.” Nic Wiersma, first-year

business

management

relaxation techniques.

There were four stations: deep Sahaja yoga, guided imagery, and progressive muscle relaxation. Sahaja yoga stuck out in my mind because 1 had never heard it

before.

Gerlinde

who now

Sattler, a retired teacher

teaches

the

practice,

explained this kind of yoga

is

focused around awakening the inner “mothering” energy, which we all have inside us. It is focused around meditation

“I’m going

chick,

as a biker

because

being wrapped

I

rather

than physical movement,

and can be done anywhere. The process Sattler took the group through took about seven or eight minutes. She asked everyone to close their eyes and directed us

love

in leather.”

Kristen Heleniak, third-year marketing

to repeat a mantra.

The healing

part of Sahaja

yoga

is achieved by placing your own hand on certain places on your

body. Sattler explained part of the practice

“I

don’t

need a costume.

I’m going

Debb

as an

alcoholic.”

Hohl,

is

to heal the

exercise,

I

felt

immediately.

I

how

I

quickly

peaceful

almost

was surprised at was able to feel

although

who

it

suffer

can be used for people

from insomnia.

The deep breathing

station taught

students that in order to get enough

oxygen

in their

system they must

breathe from their diaphragm. babies,

we do

this

naturally,

As but

considering how much once we get older we breathe in a had been dealing with not a shallow manner. half an hour earlier. Deep breathing is something a I can imagine using this kind of person can do anywhere to stay yoga on a daily basis whenever I relaxed and to get the oxygen their feel like I am getting overwhelmed. body needs. Progressive muscle relaxation is For more information on Sahaja yoga, visit www.sahajayoga.ca. an exercise that gets rid of the stress people keep in their bodies. Guided imagery was next on my -Many of us hold our stress in our list. Also known as visualization, it necks or shoulders, and progressive is a technique where a person muscle relaxation allows us to imagines themselves in a different release that tension anywhere. location, like a warm, sandy beach, It consists of a series of 16 differor anywhere they feel happy and at ent exercises that you can do anypeace. We were asked to close our eyes where, anytime. It is recommended that it is done for about 20 minutes and relax. Some people chose to lie down on mats. We were told to every day to achieve total relaximagine ourselves in a relaxing ation. This practice will also lower while were scenario, details your blood pressure and heart rate. relaxed, stress I

breathing,

of

from where their hand had been, even while holding it slightly above their head. While I was participating in the

imbalances

inside yourself, and to do this, all you must do is place your hand where the imbalance is. After the process was complete, Sattler asked the students

how

they

All of the relaxation techniques

described to us, like cool, fluffy clouds,

and warm sun shining

taught

down on

us.

focused on being able to be relaxed

I It

found

almost

notized,

this station very' felt like I

and

it

calming.

was being hyp-

was not

become immersed

in

difficult to

imagining

myself on a sunny beach. I felt a million miles away from the classroom. Student reaction

at

this

station

was good, although one student

fell

at

Chillax workshop

the

at

any time, not just while you are By practising one or

exercising.

more of these techniques regularly, you should be able to relax yourself in

any

Student

stressful situation.

Services

more information on

can provide stress man-

agement and relaxation techniques. They are located in Room 2B04.

third-year marketing

“I’m going

as a

doughnut.”

Kyle Sakai, first-year police

foundations

(Photo by Steph Baulk)

It’s all in

From

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

left,

Curtis Taylor, 18, Paul Poirier, 20,

puter programming analyst classes

the cards

and Bogdan Matu, 20, play cards

was cancelled on

Oct. 18.

after

one

of their

com-


News Grab a mop and bucket By

ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI

residence will be doing a

in

Unlike bars, at Oktoberfcst you can do the chicken dance without

lit-

event of the year as

residence.

unique party

"Weekly housekeeping was we at Conestoga decided

thing

just

getting

The annual party-goers

according to

lest,

Quccnsmount

14, is the ultimate

like

than

different

is

all

“You

some

get to enjoy

Germany’s spirit, good time all around."

celebrate just a

1

The cleaners are restricted from the bedroom area of the rooms and if the counter

him and

and sink

drink and wear hats.

of dishes, housekeeping

“When

...”

As/i/ey Sheppard,

“We

don’t want our housekeepers touching students’ belongings,” he said.

Although less service is being provided, the cost of living in residence will remain the same. Ashley Sheppard, 19, a student living in residence, said she doesn’t mind having biweekly housekeeping but it will create

be twice as

she said.

Oktoberfest at

different groups of people,” said

“With the money we make off this event, after we pay all the

the twins.

expenses,

WLU,

downside of the

find so

many

to

love

"We are getting less hours now. Before we were done at 4 p.m. and now we are

this

done

Steve Dreyer said sales are

With

Although party-goers agreed was the event of the year, 12

“We’re here

essentially

all

Police to monitor the party.

With an event

like

GALHARDO

Is

anyone else

formers such as In Essence, Keshia Chante, Kardinal Offishall and

of the same

tired

local

Titus

artists

and

Kama

kind of Oktoberfesting year after

(Kamikaze), and was a great suc-

year? Have you ever wished Oktoberfest would change, even

cess.

If so, you're in luck!

just a little?

The

radio station 91

.5

changed Oktoberfest

The Beat has

Beat.

According

to Fletch, the

and the events the

K-W

decided

area.

to

weekend

Beat, they wanted to

get involved with the

community

that are popular in

As

a result, they

involved

get

in the

auditorium jamming

sound of hip-hop.

Titus, a local artist

forever.

Since 1969. Oktoberfest has always been a Bavarian festival. That is, until the launch of 91 .5 The

DJ from The

people

with

has been

rapping since the age of 13, said his at Hip-Hop Toberfest

experience

give

tickets to college students

from

To prevent drinking and driving Grand River Transit offered

Mohawk, Fanshawe and

other

Conestoga sold tickets for $10.

$5

“Since hip-hop

Kitchener

resident,

19-year-old said

offi-

said

ears, but if I’ll

little it’s

too loud for

cial.”

my

on

Adam place, the

engineering technology at Conestoga College, said Hip-Hop Toberfest was very entertaining, especially In Essence. “It made me a fan of their music,” said Finch. “I’ll go again next year if they have a good lineup of musi-

sound of the music, the energy,

it

was awesome!”

When asked if he would consider performing again at Hip-Hop Toberfest, Titus said he most defi-

Canadian

positive

talent

and

figured that

Canadian

artists.”

Hip-Hop Toberfest was held on Oct.

13 at the Kitchener Auditorium, with Canadian per-

Titus,

who

classifies his

hip-hop,

tries

this year’s

who missed

Hip-Hop

out

Toberfest,

you may be wondering if there will be one next year. According to Fletch, there will absolutely be another one.

“We

are starting a tradition!”

Finch, a 19-year-old stu-

dent in architectural construction

event was to win passes from The

we

It

Muldoon, a 22-year-old Hamilton resident, said he thought the event was just great and would go again next year for sure.

time.”

play,

hype.

creates

the winners feel extra spe-

go.”

we would have an event called HipHop Toberfest, celebrating

we

tradition

free again next year

cians.”

that

the genre of

who

For those of you

“I wouldn't even think twice to be honest,” he said. “I had a great

music

is

makes

it

the

Kinsmen,

she

thought the festival was good.

was a

then

less

“Exclusivity

area.

nearby colleges.

Students Inc. (CSI)

this there

the crowd,

nitely would.

Oktoberfest.

around the

is

not offering tickets to surrounding colleges anymore,” she said. In previous years CSI offered

Eric

who

was fantastic. “From the reaction of the whole vibe of the

all

Stephanie Vieira, a

“It

There were approximately 3.000 to the

from

have sold about the same tickets this year as in previous years, however, we are

buses until 3 a.m., there were shuttle buses that took students back to the college and Pepsi sponsored a designated driving program.

from the Waterloo Regional

cers

“We

amount of

“The Thursday night crowd

The general manager of CSI, Judy Dusick,

years

situ-

sponsor a Queensmount event, generously provided the college with tickets.

usually pretty good,” he said.

team of

down

any

lems.

costs at the door.

the event called for a

Const.

Dreyer said the event ran smoothly with no major prob-

Hip-Hop Toberfest a new By JEN

to control

the drinking going on,

event staff and four police

from previous years.

fights, said

stop drinking and driving.”

regards to seeing-eye dogs.”

said.

Oktoberfest chair of

we

always be

ations that get out of hand and

back to the community in various forms whether it’s to charities or people in need,” he said. “We help people that need a wheelchair or eyeglasses and one of our major fundraisers is with

beer and. of

the

will

Queensmount Arena.

Jeff Sauve.

dropping

Dreyer.

at

course, the chicken dance,” he

she said.

at

because of the boys, but you can

students

housekeeper for six years at residence. Ana Campos, said bi-weekly housekeeping is a bad thing for her and her co-workers.

at 3 p.m.,"

up

wander around and

20,

the only

got

A

be

to

was better than he expected. “You don’t get a lot of fests anymore so this is great. You’ve

dirty,”

it

"The decline is due to a variety of reasons, but a lot of it is the out-of-town market which seems

to the bar to get

his first Oktoberfest experience

"Students are lazy and don't like cleaning will

(Photo by Alexandra Mastronardi)

Party-goers rev

to

Geoff MacNaughton, 21, said

for the housekeepers.

rooms

go

offers

event was the $5 drinks. "The drinks are pricey but the event is still great, not just

said

the

1

it

excuse

every year, although the local market is still pretty strong,” he said. For the Lions Club, which runs Altesmuchen Haus, an Oktoberfest hall at Queensmount Arena, this event is the major fundraiser every year, said

Averill,

resident

now

his friends an

drunk I get tossed out like a set of leaves but here I keep on drinking and drinking and they keep on serving and serving.” Twin sisters Zoe and Whitney

“Students are lazy

more work

.

he loves Oktoberfest as

will not clean those areas, said Kobylnik.

cleaning

it’s

Tom Wibberley, 2 an employat RIM Park in Waterloo, said

and bathtub and

ee

like

differ-

ent music, different drinks and

clean the floors.

and don’t

other

culture,” he said.

Housekeepers arc required to clean the kitchen and bathroom areas. They wipe

full

the

"You can go to a bar anytime you want but this is a different

every other week to offer equal services,” he said.

is

offers a

it

no other venue.

events out there.

just here

the counters, sinks

drunk

A WL.U student. Scott Wcathcrall. 21, said Oktoberfcst

some-

to do."

and one other property every week so we decided to do it

it

get

at.

at

Arena on Oct.

college residences in Ontario.

was

laughed

without getting thrown out, and wear hats with feathers.

Kobylnik said the residence is trying to stay consistent with the routines of other

so

— Page 3

By

more housework this year. Housekeeping services in residence are now cleaning rooms biweekly instead of weekly as done in previous years. The residence was never obligated to provide weekly cleaning services, said John Kobylnik, general manager of the

down

2004

no other October

‘Fest’ like

tle

doing

25,

ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI

Students

"It

SPOKE, October

music as

to

attract

anyone who enjoys urban music and his self-titled CD will be out in February' 2005.

Hip-Hop Toberfest brought

fans

The only way Beat. But this

to experience this

why were

the passes for

event so exclusive? According

to Fletch, it’s the red carpet feeling (Internet photo)

of having tickets to something and

your friends don’t have them, and can’t buy them either.

a new hip-hop February 2005.

Titus,

artist,

has a

self-titled

album coming out

in


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Commentary

— SPOKE, October 25, 2004

Student fight a wake-up call Every school year there are new hazards for students Students attend college or university knowing that there - their textbook might get stolen, their car might get dinged or they might fail. What they wouldn't expect is to be involved in a fight. Although not a weekly occurrence, when a brawl does take place, it can have serious consequences. A fight occurred outside a student-house party in Waterloo Oct. 16, leaving one student unconscious and bleeding on the sidewalk. The 20-year-old psychology student at Wilfrid Laurier University was taken to Grand River Hospital and later transferred to Hamilton General Hospital. His injuries were so severe that homicide investigators are risks

and forensic officers are working on the case. At Conestoga College’s residence students have been exposed to violence as well. A student living in the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre has been told to get counselling after he threatened another student with a knife in September. Every school year, there are new hazards for students, whether it's avoiding a Waterloo Park flasher or the football-team bully. It’s

I

inevitable that student

from time

accommodations

will swell

time with drunken, partying youths. It is impossible to be constantly studious. But, our colleges and universities should be more than a place of studying and partying. They should also be a place of safety. Today’s youth should learn anatomy in sterile labs from open textbooks, not from a city sidewalk where a victim lies with open wounds. Colleges and universities have codes of conduct to encourage students to behave, both on and off school property. If students

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school

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the habit

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parents probably don't

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inhaling

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shouldn’t be laws restricting them

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be

as a

advertising informing parents

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in the

to

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restricting people's

such a ban was

If

turn into

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they

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people, including

cynical, but

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if

The government should be wisemoney instead in:

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it,

enforced, like jay-walking.

time, the

trying to protect the health of

though people believe smokers

infringing

same

enjoy smoking like a chimney.

By

who smoke

aren’t being considered,

at the

should be considered, even

tell

them they can only smoke there

the rights of people

or father in a beat-up Volkswagen.

However,

homes.

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should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be

the

those laws that you never really see

nied by their chain-smoking mother

editor. Letters

From

ban was imple-

mented,

children

letters to the

in

released a report on Oct. -14 that

outside of the classroom.

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are

Ontario Medical Association

Employees shouldn’t have

welcome

have children

sounds of

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Letters are

who

in their cars that

children on board, after the

solve the problem instead?

is

expect police officers to

sions be for being caught?

have small

in cars that

we

pull over drivers

them? What would the repercus-

Ontario doctors are trying to ban

placed in jeopardy with the possibility of expulsion. You would think the threat of being expelled would keep students in line, even if most schools’ bark is worse than their bite. Unfortunately, schools send a clear message when they encourage students to get counselling rather than banning them from the institution. But, no number of security measures by city police or educational institutions can keep all of the area’s 50,000 students lawful all the time. With school provisions in place and university security cruising the streets and campuses, students’ lives are still in danger. It is the alcohol and the hormones that keep students career

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Page 5

Commentary

Bus I'm starting with

emanate

have a

to a

negative

the

problem

real

attitudes

overworked,

front

need adjustment

drivers

from being arse over applecart in the had he not noticed his mistake

that

tired

ditch,

bus

As

the travelling kind,

trip:

Opinion

make you feel make You can be the

their lives miserable.

most polite person

in the

world and

it

still

wouldn’t stop them from making

you

feel like

you're an inch

A

getting from point

also the service.

a cliche,

but most customers don’t return to

places where they've gotten bad service.

Most of my experiences with bus travel

are

exactly

Unfortunately,

of walking away

if

I

want

weekend.

when

at

A clean sweep

occasions.

Steve Rommelaere helps keep Conestoga clean by sweeping outside by the pond on Oct. 14.

blame

dark outside.

it’s

you

if

knowing how

A

people. His response was,

posed

“Am

sup-

He

new

you

If

to do, but

he called them

nicer

thinking nobody

the

Part of a bus driver's job is knowing where these stops are and keeping

ones getting

whether

and yet the passengers are the

paid,

floor, not

We

make

sure there It

is

seems the

arc, the ruder they get.

most

the

it's

my

for

money,

$2.50 or $80.

the idea of treating customers badly. If

been on a bus where the driver for a

was

I

Not too many employers embrace

ones expected to do their jobs. I've

now I'm not so way to do that.

you want

I

are

when

and didn't know where

thought asking questions to

1

a definite

drivers

local bus driv-

everybody’s job easier was the thing

did end up going back, but after

was digging around

get passed.

to the area

the people boarded and took their seats

The

you ask them questions.

was going.

I

NOT my choice!”

idiots,

if

ten a fair share of attitude

to

"It’s

to drive.”

ers with city transportation. I’ve got-

go back and pick them up?" The passenger told him it was his choice, to which the driver snapped back,

at

road for “not

the

had troubles with

I’ve

two

I

it.

of drivers arc incapable of

lot

being nice

Once another passenger on

the bus told the driver he'd passed

pair of flailing amis, prepare to take the

you get grief instead

of an apology.

a flag-down

haven't got a flashlight and a good

(Photo by Jennifer Howden)

other drivers on

heard what he said.

Try being a passenger stop

go home

to

you’re a

can’t read minds,

bad.

that:

don't have the option

I

to board. If

find

lie

muttering curses under his breath

This has happened on a couple of

to point B. but

may be

It

need

who may person who

open for people

to

was responsible for 40 people. Then he was

that

the lives ot their eyes

tall.

Paying a fare doesn’t just include

for a

Nevermind

of these drivers

you’re a burden, set out to

managed

he

after

not the guilt one.

Some

Not only that, but he had the map sprawled out across the steering wheel

Timperley

a customer, I’m only paying for

one kind of

like

and jolted us back onto the highway.

Chantelle

drivers.

map on

you didn’t have people paying to use your service, you wouldn’t have a pay-

the

paying attention to the road.

cheque.

were about two seconds away

seem

I

don’t

know why bus

to think they’re

above

drivers

that.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Letter gives a different view I

am

Time

responding to your opinion

to

Embrace

Equality, in the

Oct. 18 edition of Spoke.

It is

article.

Monday

important that

the views held by the "49 per cent” of Canadians who favour marriage in the tradi-

man and woman

tional sense of a

alone, are

expressed.

This

letter will

to

It is

Embrace

hard to

in

the opinion article

Equality.

know what

is

meant by “bom-

barded by hard-line ‘experts’ forcing their hard line views.” There are experts

who

talk

about the need for society to have a strong marital structure as a

man and

a

woman

in

order for society’s structure to be stable.

There are experts quences

to

who

speak upon the conse-

They

are speaking out to

all

of us

we do

"everyone has equal benefit to the law without discrimination”);

we

now

are

further

not have, regarding these issues. Could these

from either of these then we ever have been

more expertise and knowledge in these areas then any of us does? Should we just disregard them because

before.

they don’t agree with us?

give same-sex partnerships the

experts possibly have

The government runs our

speak specifically regarding

arguments presented

Time

marriage.

because they have knowledge, which

on same-sex marriages

is,

society.

Marriage

and has been, the foundation of society for

and woman, does not equal man and man or woman and woman. As soon as you

my

riages

same things marriage, then you make our two mar(man and woman/ same-sex) unequal.

thousands of years. Therefore, the govern-

You

ment has control upon marriage. What you

allowing

eat for dinner,

and

how you

what

part

TV

program you watch,

your hair has never been the

foundation of society. Marriage cannot even

be related to these subjects.

If the

doesn’t control marriage then

it

government

Regarding

equality

and

the

to

law

(i.e.

different than marriage.

equality and less dis-

crimination? is

that holds

the family?”

It

the institution

is

our society together.

for society to reproduce.

It

is

It is

the

the

way

No

matter

how many

family matters

(i.e.

people struggle with

absence of “domestic

does not change the

bliss”)

it

family,

what would there be? What would they

me

with

my

wife.

You discrim-

me

by making

is

share

my

unequal to

proposal (supported by

have that can even compare

fragmented family

Thank you

is

fact that

to the family?

better than

for your time

some marriage is

and consideration

cent of us here in Canada.

Andrew Hartung

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SPOKE, October

MURPHY

It’s

for this

a time of prayer and fasting

Muslims

all around the world month, as Ramadan began on

Oct. 16.

During the ninth month of the calendar, Muslims observe the Fast of Ramadan, which lasts for the entire month.

Muslim

Maryam

Akhari,

an

18,

early

childhood education student at Conestoga College, said to her the month is a time of worship and

(Internet photo)

brate

Ramadan, the month-long Muslim

in

Sarajevo to cele-

holiday.

with

three times as

prayers.

heaven fast.

to

guide

Muslims

arc not

is

when

it

Some Muslims spend

cat

and

1

am," Akbari

until night.”

According

is

fast

people should realize that

that

if

they can be nice and follow being a

Muslim

for

Akbari

said

however, the tradition,

for

fast is

night

some people real

a lot of people

whole

for the

da.y,

mean-

who

fast

and then when

sun goes down, they drink

the

alcohol,” she said. In the faith,

Muslim

forbidden to drink alco-

is

it

hol.

She said aunt

where

in

last

year she visited an

during Ramadan, month-long fast is taken

Iran

the

believed that on this

to the

of the world

very seriously.

“From sun up to sun down, the would be completely

received

first

Holy Qur’an.

Qur'an,

when God determines for

the

this

is

the course

following

year

When

the fast ends, in a

it

is

celebrat-

holiday called

Id-al-Fitr, where gifts are exchanged and friends and family

gather to pray.

“A

know

is

the revelation of the

ing. "1

It

Muhammad

ed for three days

simply family

and holds no

Laylat-al-Qadr, the night of

power.

one month, they to.

day

of the month, Muslims celebrate the

She said the idea behind the

said.

the evening of the 27th

any time during the night you can plainly distinguish a white thread from a black thread by the daylight: then keep the fast at

the entire

I’m connecting to

like

feels

“It

what

On

The Qur’an says one may

long as the daily

night in prayer.

then continues again.

fast

should always be able

The month of Ramadan

prayers

daily

five

day the fast is broken with prayer and a meal called the iftar. In the evening following the iftar many Muslims go out visiting family and friends. Upon sunrise, the

"until

visit

to

daylight hours. At the end of the

drink

meals and

addition

In

allowed to eat, drink, smoke or have sexual relations during the

“You have to he really respectful and nice to people,” she said. “Basically, you've got to do good deeds, think good thoughts and be a good person." Muslims fast during the daylight hours, and after sunset, are allowed friends and family.

sent

Muslims must make each day, during Ramadan Muslims recite a special prayer called the Tarawcch prayer, a night prayer. The length of this prayer is usually two to

from mankind. During the

contemplation.

to eat small

was

believed the Qur’an

is

down

Islamic cleric performs a religious ritual

— Page 7

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celebrated around the world By TIM

An

25,

lot

of people cook for the

poor, and go out on

the

streets

with food for the poor.” Akbari said.

She said her aunt brought a homeless family a portable heater. The family was living on a construction site, on a concrete floor with plastic sheets as walls, and they had no food. She said this is only the second

During Ramadan, Muslims go to mosques and spend several hours

time she’s fasted, as her family isn’t strongly religious, and she is trying to find her roots. “I’m just starting to connect with what being Iranian, and being

praying and studying the Qur'an.

Muslim, means."

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— SPOKE, October 25, 2004

Page 8

Merger makes The development BRENT GERHART

By

anti alumni relations

Since combining,

The

year

past

was

learning

a

experience for Conestoga’s devel-

opment

and

alumni

relations

department.

For years, the two services oper-

department has raised more than $1.8

Himmelman.

organization," said

the

depart-

ment has raised more than $1.8 million, including $20,000 from an annual fund request last December donated by college

moved

1,

we are small in numbers, we are big in

“Although

in together.

The merger increased department

the

in

2003, they

to

the

number

five,

with

ideas and enthusiasm.”

Monica Himmelman and Margie Williams coming from the alumni office and Ingrid Town, Antranik from

the

Monica Himmelman,

relations department

of

and being part

has been very exciting.

it

“Although bers," said

we

Himmelman

said

working with

the executive direc-

is

has been a pleasure. “She has been very open with her ideas, vision and experience in the development area,” she said, adding the department created a mission statement for donor-based development, and all members have input into the day-to-day tor,

organization.

“We

leader, as well as to raise funds to

support the college’s continued

The 2004 honouree was John F. Wood, president and CEO of W.C.

Wood Company The event

also have lots of fun in our

Ltd. in Guelph.

raised

$80,000,

the

most successful Golf Classic

to

of the proceeds go into even department or Conestoga, as some are used to sponsor the Welcome Home Award, which is awarded to a

relations officer

employee donaConestoga received donations from corporations, foundations and In addition to the

tion,

all

3M Canada Grand River Hospital, TD Canada Trust and more. The department showed their gratitude by publishing a thankyou letter to donors in

first-year student

Ltd.,

Connections, Conestoga College's

alumni magazine.

Another donor report in Connections includes the 2004 Golf Classic. On Aug. 23 Conestoga held its ninth annual Golf Classic charity tournament, which was held at in Rebel Creek Golf Club Petersburg, Ont. for the second

who

has at least

one parent who is a graduate of Conestoga College.

organizations such as

numHimmelman, "we are are small in

big in ideas and enthusiasm.”

Town, who

The Golf Classic’s purpose is to honour the accomplishments of a business Waterloo- Wellington

the

office.

Himmelman said helping create new development and alumni

year

year in a row.

Not

development and alumni

development

the

its first

date.

Tchlakian and Izabela Piasecka-

Latour

million in

excellence in education.

employees.

ated out of separate offices.

However, on Aug.

and sense

dollars

After a successful together,

the

first full

year

development and

alumni relations office will focus on raising the profile of the department within and outside the college community by initiatives such as meeting with program advisory committees and further promoting the establishment of bursaries.

The development and alumni relations office will distribute the

Welcome Home awards

their

(Photo by Brent Gerhart)

annual general meeting on Nov.

Monica Himmelman, Conestoga’s development and alumni relations officer, is proud of the accomplishments achieved by the development and alumni relations office in its first year of existence.

10 at the

at

Doon Campus

in

Guild room.

the

Women’s group

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celebrates

Conestoga

at (Eojttedyl

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By JUSTIN BASTIN

resources

womens'

regarding

issues.

The Women's Resource Group celebrate

will In

remembrance

of the

women who died

Dec. 6, 1989 at Ecole Polytechnique

in

Montreal

Deadline:

Nov.

12,

2004

Conestoga in the blue room of the on Oct. 27.

lence.

From 3:30 to 5 p.m., guests can come and educate themselves on current women’s issues through

dinner for International

Day

at

various forms of media.

They

also organize a

Dec.

6

and a

DVD

have displays

to

the events that

we

over the

years,”

Relationships, and

Kraler, a

and

all it encompasses, including of support, kindness, harmony, peace

10

member

The event

tolerance.

women

have sponsored said

Fees:

of the group.

talk

The Women’s Resource Group Prizes:

from the government to organize events and provide educational

Waterloo location. ceremony on

remembrance of

who

died

at

the

Ecole

in Montreal. They numerous speakers to

on current issues regarding and members organize

contests. This year

it will be a photography contest with a theme of

non-violence.

is

an organization that gets funding

in

a

Women’s

women

4 p.m.

None

their

also invite

ments, door prizes and a cake cutting at

raising

Polytecnique

Barb

include refresh-

will

is

Every year the group sponsors

production of some of

Current students of Conestoga College may enter photographs promoting the theme, Positive reflections

The group’s main focus

awareness about violence against women and promoting anti-vio-

at

cafeteria

“We’re going

Entries:

decade

a

Kraler said the group encourages everyone to come out. including students.

$150— $100— $50. Rules: All photographs entrant.

must be the original work of the Each entrant may submit 2 photos.

Judging will be based on the photograph’s emotional impact as well as composition, originality and technical quality.

Submit your entries,

“Photography Contest,"

pamiapmtani

to:

j

Student Services

Room 2B04

v.

Ail entries must include the srudent’s Entries can be black and white or colour,

with a

and taken

35mm

or digital camera, but must be submitted as 4” x 6” prints. All entries will become the property of the Women’s Resource Group and

winning entries will be published announced on CJIQ.

in

Spoke and

1

name, student ID number, Program, e-mail address and

Cj

*

clearly labelled

phone number.

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member

Staff

after

SPOKE, October

2004

25,

— Page 9

retires

26 years

at the college By JEN

GALHARDO

“We

certainly

miss her

will

incredibly, that’s for sure.”

Alter

26

Conestoga

years.

College staff bid farewell to a respected member of the admissions team. On Sept. 30, Leona

Watson retired from the college. Watson began her career at the

Leith

says

she admires

Watson was able

how

to deal with the

stress of her personal life

and yet

do her job well and with such professionalism.

Leanne Powell, an admissions who worked with Watson for 20 years, says she admires her

college in continuing education as

officer

Cambridge camSoon after she received a ninemonth position in the registrars office, where she was then hired on

perseverance, her ability to face her personal problems and yet

a part-timer at the

pus.

and admissions area. Eventually Watson worked only on admissions and dealt only -with in

the records

the business schools.

maintain a smile on her face. Powell says Watson is warm,

funny

caring,

and

is

.

always

laughing.

she was able to witness the school

Powell says she and her coworkers will always remember the lunches they shared with

expand and undergo a variety of changes and developments.

so

During her time

When college,

the college,

at

she began working for the there

were only rotary

phones which did not have any hold buttons. “It

was

Hopping from answer the phones

a riot!

desk to desk to because no one could put their phone on hold,” she recalled.

According to Jennifer Leith, a registrar, Watson was very compassionate and helpful to the perspective students. Leith,

who worked

with Watson

for about nine years but

was asso-

ciated with her for about 17 years,

says Watson had a second sense about the admissions process for the business programs which

were her primary responsibility. According to Leith, Watson also had a great wit, which kept everyone in the office laughing, and was a really dedicated worker who had a great ability to balance professionalism and humour.

(Photo by Tim Murphy)

Quan Reeve and

By TIM

MURPHY

international

enthusiastic and fun.

students

“They had an album, and it seemed like a really cool thing,"

continue to participate in homestay, as her family enjoys it.

Reeve, a married mother of two,

she said, so she contacted the international education office of

said.

Quan Reeve keeps open

to

her front door neighbours and friends,

including

international

looking for a home.

gram.

was a

Lou

Gehrig's disease.

would just like to say that I enjoyed working with everyone that I worked with and am going to miss them all” she says. "Everyone was very good to me.” “I

I

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

“It’s

great

for

my

kids

aware of other people,” she

be

to

said, as

her young son Jack scurried around the living

room

floor.

Reeve said she and her husband Dan began taking in international students last January, after having

dinner

at

a

friend’s

house.

The

are going through difficult times, it may seem hard to believe the pain will ever end. Suicide may seem like the only answer to problems, People who have considered suicide may fee! helpless, desperate, or that there is no hope in their lives. If you are thinking that life is unbearable, or you are wondering if a friend may be suicidal, here

some warning

Conestoga College.

The

first

Talk of

- escape, having no

future,

being alone, feeling hopeless or helpless,

suicide, death, or plans for suicide; • •

Feelings of Situation

-

- desperation, hopelessness, disconnection from relationship problems,

work

family

and

friends;

problems, schoof/failing grades, trouble with

Physical

Changes -

lack of interest/pleasure

in all things,

lack of physical energy,

disturbed sleep, ioss of sexual interest, loss of appetite; •

Behaviours - atcohol/drug abuse, fighting, lawbreaking, emotional outbursts, dropping out of school, prior suicidal behaviour, putting affairs in order, giving away prized possessions to friends and family, telling final wishes to someone close, a sudden and unexpected change to a cheerful attitude, behaviour that is out of character (i.e. a cautious person who suddenly becomes reckless)

but in the

first,

end they became very attached. “He was very dominating in the way he talked,” she said. “He came from a very rich family, he had three maids, housekeepers, and even a driver.” She said he was shocked to find

own

room and prepare his meals. "He was really weirded out that would drive, because women from I

his country don't drive,” she said.

ended up

In the end, she said they

"falling in love,”

“He

felt

own

and he appreciat-

you suspect that a person may be suicidal, ask them about it, encourage them to share what is happening with them. Talking about suicide with someone does not support suicide; it only shows that someone cares about what they are going through.

before,

dishes,”

Visit

our website htto://www.conestoaac.on.ca/isD/stserv/index.isp

summer

She said

two-week

inter-

student programs.

be part of the homes-

to

program, applicants need to provide personal and professional tay

references,

as

well

as

a

police

check and a home visit. Gorni said the home visit checks for health and safety issues, acceptable furniture, utilities and security-

“The room needs able size,

it

to

be an accept-

can't be a closet,” she

said.

The home needs to have approsmoke and carbon dioxide detectors, as well as a window in the student's room big enough for the student to climb out of in case

of a

everyone.

than a 45-minute ride by bus from

kind of fun just learning.

We'd debate about religion, little things about women,” she said. “It was never a bad thing, just understanding

how

their mentality is.”

house is Mike, a student from China. Reeve said his English is a little bit weaker, which makes her aware of using Currently living

in their

which

is

my

him say 'Oh

funny, because

bit slangish.”

it’s

God,’ a

little

"In

ways, they're really

at

the

level trying to learn English,

so he likes to read Jack’s books

with him.” that

also

need

to

Conestoga.

She said they look for families have a genuine interest in hav-

who

ing a student.

“We

look for families

makes her

feel

good

her boarders can enjoy her

children as

much

as her children

Jack enjoys

are

they are interested in the diversity

of culture,” she said.

Gorni said many families bring

them when

they go on vacation, sharing themselves and their time, not just their

For students to be involved

in the

homestay program, they must pay a monthly fee of $600. The students receive a room, three meals a day, snacks, laundry' and electricity. not a landlord-tenant agree-

ment,”

when

Gomi

said.

"Homestay

a family opens their

a student, and

it’s

home

is

to

a culture immer-

sion for the student and for the

enjoy them. “I think

who

looking to host a student because

"It’s it

be no more

home.

she said.

She said Mike and the Reeve’s

same

fire.

Homes

the students along with

slang.

Reeve said

A Message from Student Services

national

man.” She said the experience benefited

children get along well.

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. If you feel that any of this information applies to you or someone you know, ask to speak to a counsellor in Student Services.

in total.

Gorni said families can take on

priate

Reeve said. afterwards he was a better

“I’ve seen If

gram

students for the entire school year,

“It’s

the law, family breakdown, sexual/physical abuse;

Angelina Gorni, housing adviser and activities officer at Conestoga, said there are currently 34 homestay families with students, and about 100 families with the pro-

or for short-term,

or did his

J

just have a great time,” she

pleasant to host at

ed what he learned.

signs to consider:

“We

She said the next student, who came from Saudi Arabia, wasn’t as

“He had never vacuumed •

was

“His English was fantastic, so it little bit easier to talk to him, and he loved the kids,” she said.

he was expected to clean his

Suicide

When we

are

seemed

student they hosted a 23-year-old from China.

at

Reeves’ friends were hosting an

,

and Quan

student,

student

and a communications student

with

neigh-

Mike to go play video games with him all the time. It’s really cute.” Reeve said she is sure she will

the

Wilfrid Laurier University, participates in Conestoga College’s international student homestay pro-

is because her son, who is navy Down East, is quite ill

for friends,

really

said

At the present time, everything is not so joyous for Watson. She says one of the reasons she took early retirement and didn’t have a big in the

home

an open mind

for

ous,” says Leith.

send-off

in their

An open door makes

stories to share.

A story that Leith remembers Watson telling is when her husband took a stomach pill and she advised him to wash it down with water. He then grabbed what he thought was a bottle of water, but unfortunately, was a bottle filled with vodka that she had planned on taking to the boat they owned. “Those are the kinds of sidesplitting things that would come out of her that were just so hilari-

maintain an open door policy

like to

bours and international students.

Watson and how she always had

many

her son, Jack,

it,

he bugs

family.”


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Will the scarecrow scare you? By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

black ink and even managed to

Before the six students in Conestoga College’s scarecrowmaking 101 continuing education course began working on their Halloween craft, the teacher told everyone to stop what they were doing and pay attention. There are two rules in this class that must be adhered to, said 'iTfstructor Terrie

Burton with a mat-

smudge some on my cheek. But it was worth it since the use of paper straw

than

rather

increases

eliminates

the

The

was

stuffing

although

words taboo

“garbage

bag”

to as

"Number 1, don't bum yourself. Number 2, have a good time. If you follow number 1, chances are num-

With the scarecrow patterns cut and 'filled it was time to

This lighthearted introduction set

my

it,

crow was

scare-

pattern clearly

over inflated too and bloated

the

were they

The fun began once the clothes were on. We were taught how to make hair from orange and beige raffia, eyes, noses and mouths from black fell and straw hats decorated with wild flowers and autumn leaves. Although each person was taught the same techniques, six distinct

scarecrows

the building at the

left

Of

nity

I

liked

in the

take another course with

to

Burton. She has also signed up for

swag

Christmas November. the

will

I

admit that

I

groupie category. enrolled

class

fall

in

into the

have already

second class with

a

in

too I

Burton, this time to

make

Victorian

Christmas wreaths.

who

Burton, general,

course,

mine

Elaine Grierson, a student

scarecrow class, is a Burton groupie. She took a Halloween wreath course last year and she said couldn’t pass up the opportu-

end

of the day.

off

tear

body

entire

their

yet.

ing

scarecrow

patterns.

putting

jeans,

out of the garbage bag before seal-

into

in the class; instead,

were referred

his

weight into it. Burton joked she had not had a fatality in the course,

insect

put

bags,

garbage

was

setback

infestation.

ter-of-fact voice.

ber 2 will not be hard to do.”

of an

risk

the

next

and

of the decoration

longevity

My

wardrobe. Despite Burton’s repeated instruction to push excess air

loves

said

Halloween

is

holidays

decorating

in

for

one of her favourite

times of the year.

the best!

the tone for an afternoon full of

copious

clear

She recommends holiday-themed

wisecracks and hard work.

amounts

Burton adores

continuing education courses to

duct

her job from

tape,

the enthu-

When held

I

signed up for the class, the

at

Waterloo had no idea

college’s

of

used

child-sized scarecrow in a three-

limbs to the body.

My expectations were low until 1 spoke with Burton on the phone; her lively attitude and southern accent intrigued me and helped to ease my concerns regarding my iack of artistic ability. She explained the objective of the course was simply to make a scarecrow and learn how to do it so if you desired you could make a yard

tedious and laborious than

I

had

crumpled up countless

pieces of newspaper, the stuffing for my scarecrow. Needless to say, I

tall

flailing

as

I

which was am, was bulky

made

limbs

accidentally coated

it

at

wasn't until

can do

I

finally held

him was

sion

my

arms with

is

other.

gun,”

“Uh-oh,”

1

tight budget.

said

as

I

looked

laughter

when

they realize they

into

she saw

it,

we’ll just

make

them even,” she

job-related

she told the class with a

my

curiosity.

had a woman last week who probably burned herself 10 times and I’m talking you remove the glue and skin comes off with it kind of bums. But she told me after class she had a ball.” Another lady burned her fingers and immediately put them in her

mistake.

cut off the other one and

my

do with the glue

to

“I

hysterical

my

to the profes-

dealing with the hot glue gun.

have

denim jeans.

said, her scissors already busy amputating my poor

to

scarecrow.

with her trusty scissors

fit

into his tight

Once

again.

Burton came over in

hand.

Don’t take any pictures of this,” she said as she punctured holes into the body, her

down

in a

arm moving up and

stabbing motion.

Even with the

air

out of

you may see

you come to my class you the know-how to make them by yourself forever,” $20, but

if

give

I'll

As we began to tidy our workstaBurton commented the pop-

tions,

ularity

of Halloween has grown

dramatically

over the past five

years. “It

used to be you could put a

sheet outside on a stick and call

Now

ghost.

it

three-metre-tall decorations.”

But she also said decorating does not have to be expensive.

should

Students stores

if

try

discount

they are looking for holi-

her lips and tongue as well. She

returned

before our class adjourned, so as

to relieve the pain,

to

week with Despite

the

following

the

class

a swollen

burning

we headed

lip.

occasional

injury,

clever crafts have created a fol-

scarecrow pattern, getting the pants on was a two-person job. As the

dents

students forcefully pulled on the

they follow her from class to class.

lowing. She has

who

many

repeat stu-

she calls her groupies;

towards the door she

held up a garbage bag and said,

“What

is this

called?”

Everyone responded

in

unison, "a

garbage bag.”

“Wrong

again,

it’s

a scarecrow

pattern,” she said with delight.

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

Continuing education student

Wanda

Foertsch says she felt the great value for her money. The class

scarecrow-making class was cost around $65, including most supplies.

Instructor Terrie Burton

a

you can buy elaborate

day supplies. Burton could not pass up the opportunity to tell one more joke

mouth

Burton’s fun-loving nature and

my

to a store

scarecrow on sale for around

she said.

chuckle that piqued

peers were already dressing burst

when

you go

“If

a

she said.

“Really, most of

around the room and realized many

Burton

it,

However, a downfall

stories

my

m

rewarding to see people look work with a surprised

up that I realized one leg almost a foot shorter than the

of

s

their

expression

diffi-

maneuver.

“Don’t worry about

expected. I

It

It is

scarecrow,

its

cult to

a

gave her students.

tion she

e

almost as

and

i

and atten-

their scarecrows.

of them.

The production was much more

First,

s

bind

My

hour period.

full

to

h

in particular because younger people are generally on a

students

'

campus on Oct. 2, I what it would entail. What I did know was for $65 I would make a

t

was

It

admires a scarecrow

made

by one of her pupils

continuing education course put on by Conestoga College.

in

scarecrow-making 101, a


Feature People

With

away By JANET MORRIS transmitted

infections

A rate

common

most

just yet. But just because

it’s

mean it’s warm, especially 100 km/h. Warmth is important.

(STIs),

once

among

infections found today.

from Health Canada said the highest in STIs occurs in people ages 15

report

hard to put the motorcycle

it's

doesn’j

called sexually transmitted diseases, are the

these sunny days so late in the

all

season,

and increase

to 24.

Linda Repas,

sunny, not at

from Zdeno Cycle on

19,

Victoria Street in Kitchener, said

it’s always important to wear your gear, no matter what the weather conditions are like.

“People say they’ll never ride in the rain, never get stuck in the rain, people say they’ll never ride in the snow,” Repas they'll

Young

adults have the greatest chance of getting

an infection, especially

if

they have unprotected,

said.

unsafe sex.

But

This does not

mean people from

different age

groups cannot contract an STI. There is more to consider than treating the physical side effects of an STI.

A

Conestoga College counsellor said the best do is learn about the effects of STIs and keep communication open with sexual partners. thing people diagnosed with an STI can

"Education

is

weapon against sexually said Shawna Bernard from

the best

transmitted infections,”

Student Services.

“It will

contracted an STI

make choices

help a person

who

it’s

bound

Let's face

happen.

to

fall is

it,

but the question

here.

for

is

may be sunny, may be

It

how

long?

It

warm, but only between a.m. and 2 p.m. If you plan to be out riding, the prop1

er gear

important.

is

going to do the

1

Layers just aren't

trick.

Christina Spina, 26, from Tri-City Cycle

and

Sport

Weber

on

Inc.

Street

in

Waterloo, said most casual clothes, like cotton sweaters, don’t breathe.

"When your body

has

treatment

in their

and relationships.”

going

heat

to get hot, then

you’re

rises,

you’re going to get

wet,” Spina said.

Bernard said she thinks anyone who is diagnosed with any disease goes through stages of loss.

"There is an initial shock and depression a person goes through as well as a stage of anger. This can

"It’s

not going to be comfortable.”

out driving in the

fall or even the winwant something warm. But you’ll also want something waterproof and

If

you’ll

ter,

A

create stress and strain on relationships," she said.

breathable.

Bernard said people who have STIs may feel embarrassed or ashamed and can sometimes withdraw from those around them. "It would be helpful for a person with an STI to

elbow, shoulder, back and knee armour, wouldn’t hurt either.

seek counselling.” she said. “They are going to need support and guidance.”

Sometimes a person who has been diagnosed with an STI loses some of their personal comfort, said Bernard.

The Joe Rocket Ego, and be used

Shawna Bernard,

is

with the fear of not

having a healthy sexual relationship everagain." Bernard said people who have an STI may also

and anxious around others. feel apprehension towards new

a

have an STI to

"The health

first

may

seek medical attention and support.

wonderful for providing treatment and advice when someone has been diagnosed with an infectious disease,” she said. office here

is

college counsellors are*available to help with

relationships, stress, depression, grief

and much

“Sometimes people

are

too embarrassed

or

good idea

person seeks treatment and warns

their sexual partners, the less likely the disease

will

be spread to others, cause irreparable damage

or, in

the case of a

woman, be passed on

to a

new-

born.

The study ual to learn

also states that it is up to the individmore about STIs and make choices to

minimize the

risk of acquiring

and spreading STIs

it’s still

wear them overtop of regudouble the protection, said

lar pants for

Joe Rocket has four riding pants, two

One

their

summer and two

said Repas.

The

cent

you

windproof,

waterproof,

breathable jackets, but a will tell

thing you want to be doing

last

lot

of companies

Repas suggested spending a good part of your money on gloves. She said that leather

is

After

that.

“That doesn’t necessarily mean

She said a good way

it’s

true.”

to see if gear truly

overall the best choice.

all,

to stick

is

your

fist

She said Zdeno has

They

knee pads and “If you were

is

is

at

triple-stitched.

Repas

said.

it

would-

The pants

breathing holes, just to

Don’t forget the

little

things

when

gear-

ing up.

Fingers and ankles in the

man seem unimpor-

grand scheme of riding, but

200 km/h and you’re

triple and re-enforced knees and hips. She said these pants are $180 at Zdeno. Repas said Kevlar is always a good idea for riders, because it has more features

you were

to

go

in rain

keep your neck and chin warm, but a balaclava will do the trick as well.

Repas said Zdeno has gear available seasons, in all sizes and colours,

said. If

Honesty and openness with sexual partners and a person’s doctor can be very important in reducing the incidence and complications of STIs.

dent, the leather will shred.

Kevlar

is

the

same material used

in bullet-

vests. It's also cheaper than leather. Spina recommended leather over Kevlar.

for

all

rolling, a lot

of

recommend boots with a round backing,” Repas said. “And the ankle, you

all

year long. in

October, and switches back to street in

March. She said the best time Tri-City

March

for

selection

to June.

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it’s

to others.

it’s

with leather,

more brittle,” she raining and you have an acci-

very heavy and

a few.

liners are also available to

than a standard leather jacket.

proof

name

Leather dickeys with zippers and fleece

Spina said she converts to winter gear

“If you're flying off a sport bike at 100

or

thermal-insulated gloves and gloves with

also

have

kinds of different

hand up against the back of the vent. You should be able to see a white material through the mesh. That material is called a

Zdeno, she

waterproof, comes with

falling

of you.

gloves, including four-layer leather gloves,

comes with a

$130

cost

to hit the asphalt,

n’t rip as easy,”

“If

all

when

in front

100 per cent breathable, windproof and waterproof is to open a vent and press your is

said.

The other pant

it’s

instinct

your arms out

for the winter,

looks like a jean and

is

riding in the cold without gloves.

it is.

“(Joe) Rocket offers a lot of, let’s say,

per

same protection?

Motorcycle boots are clean, free from laces and other hoopla that could get caught on something on the road, or worse, something on your bike. “Your ankles are one of the first things that will break, besides your fingers,”

waterproof, but that doesn't neces-

mean

people

Spina.

for the

protection.

membrane.

to

said.

earlier a

much

they’re really a big deal.

a

good but rarely away from plastic armour

of companies claim

with a jean or leather riding pant,

Bernard.

The

unaware as pants and boots

is

lot

tant

fleece insert.

treatable.

far

also

“But you should get it all,” she said. “Because why are your arms more important than your legs?" Just because a company has come out

frightened to ask for help or information,” said

According to a study from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, most STIs are

Spina said a

100

into Tri-City are often its

is

anything nylon and said

riding and

Spina said most of the first-time buyers

Repas

more.

She said Gortex

called Alter

is

very breathable,” she said.

are concerned.

think they

offer the

hide, when skidding along the pavement. It’s also more expensive and few manufacturers use it.

sarily

of what they need

Waterloo.

cow

summer and fall. mesh jacket for hot

and accept their diagnosis. “Some people I have treated thought it would never happen to them and it can be quite overwhelming to eope with this change in their life.”

her favourite motorcycle gear at Tri-City Cycle

want it as stiff as possible, so it’s not bouncing in your shoes.” And bike boots are warm. Your winter boots are probably warm too, but do they

doesn’t really offer

Pants are also very important.

to adjust

Inc. in

off

“Nothing beats leather,” she said. Something you might want to consider if you do go out and buy anything leather; kangaroo hide is 2.5 times stronger than

gear

who come

who

gear, but

The mesh jacket can be covered with the armour and used as a winter jacket to block the wind. Finally, there is a removable liner on the inside. The whole thing is wind resistant, waterproof and breathable.

rela-

and Sport

a three-in-one jacket that can

tionships for fear of rejection or a lack of understanding ” she said, adding it takes time for people

Bernard encourages people

jacket

(Photo by Denise Muller)

shows

Christina Spina, 26,

used. She also suggested to stay

in the

“It offers is

student services

"They may

to have liners in it, be thermal-insuand wind resistant but also be breath-

suggested a jacket by Joe Rocket.

ever again.”

feel isolated

it

Repas said the ultimate jacket would

a healthy sexual relationship

live

that has

she said.

She said Rhyno has very warm

the fear of not having

"They can sometimes

one single jacket

“I can’t find all,"

able as well as waterproof.

with

live

padding, like the basic

Spina said Rhyno has very warm gear can be worn into the winter, but the padding isn't very good.

have

“They can sometimes

little

that

lated

The

— Page 13

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2004

25,

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Travel

— SPOKE, October 25, 2004

Page 14

MOSCOW, A VIBRANT CITY By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

Architecturally, the cathedral

was

reminiscent of the vibrant Church This

is

of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood

of Jennifer's of her

the third part

had seen days

earlier

travel series recounting tales

I

summer

Eastern

Petersburg. However, as

her tour

the

vacation

When

Europe.

group was

she

to

left off,

in

stood

I

St. in

middle of the approximately 500-metre-long square, 1 was

in St. Petersburg.

struck by the magnificence of the

F

lying from St. Petersburg to

vividly

Moscow,

domes

domestic flight, should have been hassle free. However, as our small group of seven trekked through the short

a

the roof of the cathedral.

Our next red granite

we were

suitcases,

officials

politician

the

at

again,

Amber’s pleas to overluggage. weighty our look Collectively, the group’s bags were 200 kilograms more than the limit. The indirect blame game immediately began among our companions. Bob and Ursula Harper, a couple in their late 70s from Boston, proudly declared they had weighed all their luggage prior to departing from the United States and were certain their bags were

waited

died

in

1

924 was not

in a line of more than 100 people for what seemed like a

decade. I

soon discovered my cynicism for as our trip into the

was uncalled

depths of the mausoleum was surprisingly entertaining.

Once

visitors

reached the front of

queue they had to travel down a darkened stairwell to reach the tomb. Guards attentively lined the stairs, ensuring everyone adhered to the strict code of silence. At almost 80 years of age, Ursula, who wore thick glasses, struggled with the descent. She relied on her husband Bob to guide her and neither used quiet voices as the

underweight. Yorker’s Fran

who

my to-do list. But, once my dad was eager so we

counter were unsympathetic to our

New

the west-

high on

check-in

tour director

.

pyramid-shaped,

mausoleum on

Seeing the embalmed body of a

clearly

asking for trouble.

The

in a

ern side of the square.

plethora of carry-on bags and 'oversized

was Lenin’s tomb,

stop

which rested

each person saddled with a

airport,

coloured onion-shaped haphazardly adorned

that

Condon and

John Hanks had a scale sent to their hotel room that very morning to confirm their bags were not too heavy.

Four down, and only my father I were left. As my dad and I twiddled our thumbs, pretending not to hear the

they tried to

make

their

way. Curt

guards, unsympathetic to the visu-

and

ally impaired, rudely

reprimanded

airport

them at every turn. The scene was so amusing my father and I could not control our laughter and 1 feared we would all be thrown out.

pay an exorbitant fee for our luggage to fly, and not a minute too soon: we had nearly missed our Bight!

Finally, we made it to the bottom and came face to face with Vladimir Lenin, a man who signifthe course of altered icantly

subtle insinuations about our hefty

bags.

Amber with

tlement officials.

finally

the

She agreed

Regardless of

we

came

to a set-

corrupt

this

safely arrived in

to

Russian history.

rocky send-off,

Moscow

with-

out further to-do.

The majority of our time in city was spent in and around

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

Cathedral is known worldwide for its exotic exterior - a combination of red bricks and onion-shaped domes. At one time the building was white with gold domes.

St. Basil’s

the the

colourful

Kremlin, a red-brickcd fortress that

during the tumultuous Soviet rule

Revolution, with

epitomizes Russian military might.

over Russia. During that era, the

standing by Lenin’s mausoleum.

was Red Square,

communists held dramatic military

Our

first

stop

the highlight of the entire journey for

my

father

who had been

raised

parades rate

in the

square to

May Day

commemo-

and the Russian

Prior

the

to

political elite

its

communists,

GUM;

in

however, since

middle of

the

May

away.

Sunday. At one time, executions were even held there.

thoughts from

May Day Square,

Red concentrated on more

or the history of

1

it

was

stores

clasped I

ever,

The only

thing that distracted

my numb

my

fingers, if

only for a few seconds, was the multicoloured at the

St. Basil’s

Cathedral

southern end of the square.

side,

her

hands

in prayer.

tried not to

the

had

elderly-

standing by the late

communist’s

already put their winter collections

Russian czars also enjoyed annual pageantry in the square on Palm

Not being highly informed about

the

Ahead of our group an

woman was

be insensitive; how-

mummified Lenin was amusing to see. His long red moustache was impeccably groomed and the

hands and face were so creamy looked like he belonged in Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. Back outside and roaming around his

he

the flawlessly manicured Kremlin,

pressing issues, like shopping.

The world-famous ment

GUM

depart-

store lined the eastern side of

the square. Said to rival Harrods in

London,

way

was eager

I

into

to

make my shop-

three-storey

this

pers’ paradise.

As

roamed through the corriwindows at elaborate displays, I was thrilled by I

dors, glancing in store

everything, except the prices!

The

building’s interior

My

ning.

was stun-

warmed

cold body was

by the sunlight radiating into the mall through its glass roof. Gourmet food stands and gorgeous fountains lined the halls.

My

father

ping than royal

I

blue,

had more luck shopdid.

He purchased

a

rhinestone-encrusted

Fabcrge Egg charm for my mother, of those cherished by the

a replica

imperial family.

Back

had

front that

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

The massive Czar Cannon sits inside the Kremlin walls, however, has never been used to defend the Russian fortress. it

Red Square,

in

hit

Petersburg was

My

body

searched

in

was

the

our group

still

taking

freezing.

in St.

its toll. I

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

cold

had

vain for a pair of gloves

Matrushka doll outside Lenin’s tomb. Unlike the traditional dolls that have peasants painted on them, this doll depicts five legendary Russian leaders, including Lenin, Stalin and Gorbachev.

Jennifer’s father holds a unique Russian


Travel

SPOKE, October

25,

2004

— Page 15

THAT IS LARGER THAN LIFE I

admired one spectacular building More than half of the

walks of

life

could enjoy.

The

big

top

premises were not accessible to the

night

we

attended

Kremlin is the offiresidence of President cial Vladimir Putin, but there were still a myriad of things to see. The golden-domed churches and bell tower in Cathedral Square are * masterpieces both inside and out. But, by this point in the trip, I was tired of wandering through damp churches and musty museums, so a highlight was seeing the largest bell in the world and the famed Czar Cannon. Our local tour guide informed us the 200,000-kilogram Czar Bell,

munching on over-priced popcorn. As the lights dimmed, was amazed by the precision and ability

after another.

public since the

the Ivan the Great

sitting outside

bell

tower,

although an

was sold-out by

the

tourists

I

of the flying trapeze in

artists,

psychedelic outfits,

dressed

who worked

team in the dark room, lit only by strobe lighting. They gracefully flew from one swing to another while performing unbelievable stunts and catching each other in mid-air.

Astonishingly muscular men performed balancing stunts while supporting their entire body weight on one hand from miniscule platforms. Beads of sweat forming on

when he exited young woman had blocked the doorway with her body and wouldn't let him pass, while a robust man pushed against him rom behind. When Bob and Amber filed a

unusual occurrence

down

A

f

police report they were informed the thieves

sional pickpockets

it.

40,000-kilogram

their

visible.

The clowns,

acting out their typi-

routines,, pulled

never-ending

oscow’s nightlife offered a wide array of entertainment possibilities, from world-class opera and ballet performances to nightclubs and bars.

their

built to protect the gates

Red Square, had never been

M

fired.

One night our group went to see what some consider the most celebrated ballet company in the world, Bolshoi Theatre, where the accomplished ballerinas received a standing ovation for their performance of Don Quixote. Despite the glamour and pomp of the

my

most memorable evening in the city was spent at a different world-famous event, the State Circus.

Russians have received internaacclaim for their circuses,

which date back the

He

were

running

heads,

and tripped over massive shoes. The audience was delighted when one joker came into the ring pulling a wagon full of groomed French poodles that ran through hoops, used each other as hurdles and jumped over the clown’s head. Next, chimpanzees driving a miniature red pickup truck made

tional

camera was missing. immediately recalled an

ized his video

The enor-

massive

Moscow

anxious expression overtook

faces and dropping to the ground

1

handkerchiefs from their pockets

ballet,

An

his usually jovial face as he real-

their

1

cal

the

Bob rummaged through

camera bag to make sure his three cameras, one digital, one film and one video, were accounted for.

the building.

stood beside

into

the bus,

his

as a

mity of the bell was brought into prospective when a young girl

cannon,

on

had never been rung ,000-kilogram sec-

tion did fall off its side.

The

Monkey business aside, everyone had fun at the circus; well, that is everyone except Bob. Once the group had reconvened

Soviet era,

centuries.

the

During

communists

backed the circus, as it was an activity people from all

financially

way into the arena. The crowd went wild as the chimps, dressed in suits complete with top hats, bow ties and cummerbunds, performed tricks like standing on one hand and juggling two balls. The animal’s

similar attire

sporting to his cohorts, encourtrainer,

aged them with treats and praise until one ornery chimp decided to rewrite the script. Instead of fol-

lowing his master’s lead, the monkey lunged into the first row of the audience.

With that the trainer pulled out whip and proceeded to flog the chimpanzee. The women in my group fidgeted in their chairs, aghast by this barbaric display. his

were probably profes-

who

used that

scheme to distract tourists, making them vulnerable to theft.

And

so,

after an

action-packed

Moscow, our

to

visit

little

group,

minus one camera, boarded a plane out of Russia headed for the Ukraine.

Pick up a copy of next week’s

Spoke

as Jennifer

ventures into

Kyiv.

RUSSIAN FACTS Language: Russian Capital:

Moscow

Religion: Russian Orthodox,

Muslim, other Politics: to

power

Communists came following Russia’s

in the First World War and formed the USSR. In 1991 this system collapsed and the USSR was divided into 15 independent

defeat

republics.

Economyflt

is

heavily

export based.

GUM,

Currency: Ruble

side the Kremlin. venir

Russia’s largest department store, It

houses a wide

shops and high-end stores

is in

Red Square,

out-^

variety of stores, including sou-

like

Christian Dior.

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

Although the Czar Bell is known as the largest bell in the world, could also win a record for the least amount of use. It has never

been rung.

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston) it

The Cathedral

a central church in the Kremlin’s decorated with frescoes, murals and carved pillars.

of the Annunciation, built in the 15th century, is

Cathedral Square. The interior

is


Feature

— SPOKE, October 25, 2004

Page 16

Donkeys need By MELISSA

HANCOCK

told

her that

placed Publicity from

media may

the

donkeys could be sheep to act as

The

guardians.

friend,

Jy

donkey

When

guard his goal herd. donkey proved an

to

the

little

guardian,

ineffective

neigh-

the

if

Chiperzak, the founder of the Rare

your main source of advertis-

Breeds Conservancy, offered to let her foster three of the conservan-

him and confined him, alone to a stall, where he remained lonely and despon-

cy’s donkeys.

dent.

not always be beneficial, even it’s

with

their privacy, too

ing.

Many

people are not aware of the

Donkey Sanctuary of Canada (DSC) because its founders would like to

^ worker

keep

it

way, sanctuary

that

“Sandra's

first

opportunity to res-

cue a donkey came unexpectedly. A neighbouring farmer had bought a

bour saw no use

“When

for

about the

she learned

donkey rescued, however, he was

now because people

not to be the

be out

"Shortly

is

August

in

became

Sebastian

the

first

and

student to

‘They’re here to retire and

have a good

home of more

life.”

Donkey Sanctuary’

farm, but have experienced slight

problems in the past. “We have people come here and spend the entire day on the farm,” Haas said, “and they don't even

make

DSC

have a good them."

DSC

said,

when

is

published

articles are

newspapers.

“People forget that

this is still

a

open the public for a certain amount is

of time.”

a not-

interested in the welfare of the ani-

The DSC is open to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays from

mals.

May

for-profit organization

“We depend on

and

is

only

those donations

though.”

The

official

website for the

DSC

to Thanksgiving.

1

fall

and

make her dream of

their

Saturdays

farm.

the

to

reality.

Feeding, grooming and cleaning

Dudley, their youngest

the barn always need to be done,

but depending on the volunteers’ (Photo by Melissa Hancock)

lambs while play-

was devastated. Sandra Concerned about the welfare of the ing,

sheep, she contacted a friend

who

Every Saturday during the fall and winter months, volunteers, this woman who did not want to be identified, spend their day the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, located in Guelph.

Loveable pets wait By BENJAMIN

RICHMOND

brought

For as long as they’ve been shar-

and get rid of them if become a problem. The Kitchener- Waterloo humane

ing the planet together, people and

society receives pets from families

ple

animals have been forming close bonds with each another.

that are

Some

people consider their pets

friends,

loved ones or even part of

the family. Others, however, neg-

humane

unable to keep them. The society

mainly takes

in

and dogs, however they occasionally get in rodents, reptiles and

cats

birds.

dogs

the

puppies

as

because they are cute. Once the dogs get older, and people realize the responsibility involved with owning them, they don’t want them anymore. Hence, the dogs are dropped off at the humane society, so they can be adopted by Cats and dogs are also picked up

and

if

by animal control

officers,

they are unclaimed, they also

become humane

The

rest are

claimed by their

Ward

McAlister,

humane

society, said

an

get

general

How

all

of the pets

opportunity

equal

adopted.

the

the Kitchener- Waterloo

to

be

long an animal stays

depends on how full the shelter is, and there is usually enough room for

all

the animals that

McAlister has

come

trained

in.

animal

good shape, but

they’re

men-

so they don’t go

society.

of the person

who makes

a

donation

along with several newsletters throughout the year. An annual donation can also be

made

for the costs of maintaining

For additional information on the

them adjust It

for

a

is

a

pet

home,

itg

have

to

go

humane

to the

society and

out an application for the desired

fill

The

animal.

applicants

then

are

screened by an employee of the

and put into a shelter with other

organization. McAlister said a lot of

animals.

people are turned

McAlister said pets are never more stressed then

when

they

Because of

shelter.

come

into a

this stress level,

some animals get cage aggression and become unadoptable. can never reduce the

stress

The best do is man-

down because

they

want to adopt a pet on impulse. For example, someone goes to

the

shelter looking for a Jack Russell terrier,

when

but they change their

they see a

McAlister adds

German his-

mind

shepherd.

employees are

who know what

level. It’s just impossible.

looking for people

we can

they want and are committed to

age

possibly hope to

owning

it.”

The

stress

When

this occurs, the

society has

no other choice

but to put the animal to sleep. McAlister said there are only so many homes for the abundance of animals in the area.

“We

never, ever, ever profess to

be a no-kill shelter. In my belief, there is no such thing as a no-kill shelter.” Before resulting to euthanasia,

humane

the

society

trade an unadopted animal to

humane

society to give

it

another chance for a home.

For example,

if

German shepherd

they

dogs,

it

the pet they adopt.

“You’re being interviewed from

moment you walk in the front By interviewing the applicants, the humane society knows the

door.”

the pet

getting a

is

To help

good home.

control the plentiful pet

population,

the

humane

makes sure every

society

and dog that leaves the shelter gets spayed or neutered, or the people adopting the pet are given a prepaid voucher cat

to get the animal fixed.

The humane

society

is

a private

organization that receives no public grants from any level of govern-

ment.

Some

of their funding

comes

from the City of Kitchener, contracts the

humane

who

society for

had three

animal control of the area. Aside

would be Thus, one

humane

from

their

city

contract,

the

difficult to

animals arc stimulated by the vol-

of those dogs might be traded for

their

the dogs and play

another hard-to-place animal from

the animals and donations.

There are currently about 300 society

The KitchenerWaterloo humane society works with the humane societies in

The humane society encourages anyone seriously interested in adopting a pet or making a friendly

not only spend time with the

Cambridge, Guelph, Brantford and

donation to stop by the shelter, which is located at 250 Riverbend

who walk

another

with the cats.

humane

home

cage crazy,” McAlister said. The unteers

Kitchener-Waterloo

photograph and an annual donkey is sent to the

DSC visit www.donkeysanctuary.ca.

taken out of

another

tally stimulated,

A

report of the

close

experience

is

it

of the animals’ physical and mental cat in

liv-

ing in Montreal.

of vis-

when

may

keep a dog or

a donation for

we

traumatic

behaviourists on staff to take care health. “It's easy to

made

lots

for the animals to help

humane

manager of

she

donkey, Monty, while

“but

the shelter.

about

Haas said they also offer a program for people to donate money for a specific donkey living on the farm. Before she began her work at

we have

said,

and the

handles

has an adopt-a-donkey

the farm.

out about 2,000 of those animals,

society

owners.

(Photo by Benjamin Richmond)

have

only

up.

and aggression of the animals are expected by the humane society, however sometimes an animal doesn’t adjust to

eligible for adoption.

8,000 animals a year. They adopt

Karen Kennedy, an animal care attendant, spends time rehabilitating a seven-year-old Pomeranian named Ginger at the

show

to their time in the shelter.

“We

a loving family.

as strays

Haas

in

good homes

for

majority of the dogs in are about eight to ten months old. This is because peo-

buy

three people

itors,”

may

they

schedules,

“In the spring

at

The

they

lect their pets

like

donkey

are

space.

first

could

the neighbour's

there

over the world, Haas

all

DSC

DSC,

about five or six people volunteer

poodle, accidentally killed one of

The

the

winter months a core group of

“When

and do appreciate

program for those who have the

her

ing for volunteers. In the

rescuing

I

one of the largest being

she said, but they are always look-

that the Padys purchased farm so that Sandra Pady

animals a

Surprisingly,

sanctuaries

Visiting days are over for now,

their

states

life.

enjoy-

retire

Britain.

private farm,” Haals said. “It to

is strictly

great, but

my

not here for

they're

Haas said it’s really a fine line when it comes to the whole privacy issue of the farm and one of the biggest ways people hear of the in

a donation.”

She said the

working with animals

12 years," she said. “All the

ment. They’re here to

owners Sandra and David Pady are more than happy to have visitors to the

wildlife

in

donkeys here are really

of Canada employee

sanctuary

said

Guelph and majoring

for

keys from across the country.

Haas

rently attending the University of

“I’ve been

Jackie Haas,

than 40 don-

Every summer, the Padys hire a work on the farm, Haas said. The native of Montreal is cur-

biology.

current-

is

on the farm, her

lives right

experience even more enjoyable.

donkey, she arranged to purchase him.

Haas

doorstep within feet of the main barn, and she said it has made the

house if no other buyer appeared, she took them in as well.”

the

1992,

she heard these don-

don’t want to

in this weather."

keys would be sold to a slaughter-

located on a 100-acre farm

just outside Guelph, ly the

When

auction.

Jackie Haas. 24, of Guelph

Founded

she learned about

after,

12 donkeys slated for an equine

said.

DSC

last.

volunteers

who

at

the

humane

pets, but also help clean tain the shelter.

and main-

The volunteers care

adopt them

all.

shelter.

Hamilton.

People

who want

to adopt a pet

society

gets

the

rest

of

funding from the adoptions of

Dr. in Kitchener.


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the winner

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25,

2004

— Page 17

...

Former MuchMusic VJ Tony Young, also known as Master T, was the guest judge at the CSI Idol competition on Oct. 20. He did a question-and-answer period with the audience, answering various questions about his past job at MuchMusic and his future. Business management student Adam Fridenburg, 20, was crowned as the winner competition.

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and an interview

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appeals to your senses.

of courage

have

died on

Oct. 10 of an infection caused by a

bed sore, it was no surprise that the world mourned the loss of a hero.

who was

Reeve,

movie the

52,

Superman and Although he had few to his name, director

role in

three sequels.

screen credits

with your flirtatious

April 20

May

-

so charming that special

week you

this

will

that returned twofold.

Taurus

t

a

1978 when he played

star in

title

became

moon

You have been

self.

someone and

we some-

when Reeve

times lack. So,

Ride off on a broomstick into the full

and romantic towards

with wheels, he always showed us that little bit

2004

25,

BORS

By MIKE

Be

* “Horror”scope

20

\

Scorpio

J

October 23

November

7)

-

21

its

You

and

are an animal lover

generally a lucky person.

Steer

clear of the black cats walking in

Richard Donner realized Reeve’s ability to be stoic as the man from

you or they'll turn your good luck around. front of

Krypton and humble as his feeble alter ego, Clark Kent. Although Reeve became famous

You'll be better

Trick or treat? off

you take the

if

You

trick.

might learn a valuable lesson or at least one you won't forget.

thanks to his role in the Superman films,

subsequent movies did

his

him much notoriety and he seemed well on his way to comic punch-line oblivion a la Adam West That

all

changed

1995 when a

in

news that

(CRPF) and

he would serve as chairman of

Senate subcommittee, as

well as related agencies in favour of

the quality of life for people with

federal funding for the research.

disabilities.

left

Reeve

The

injury proved to be the cata-

Reeve’s greatest contribu-

lyst for

tion to this world, hope.

become stem

He would

the foremost advocate for

cell research, testifying

a U.S.

before

1995 he joined the board of

In late

American Paralysis Association (APA) and in May 1996 he became its chairman. Also in 996 he and his wife Dana started a directors of the

1

non-profit organization dedicated to fighting paralysis caused

by spinal

cord injuries called the Christopher Reeve Foundation (CRF).

1999 Reeve announced the merger of the APA and the CRF Christopher Reeve the into In

Reeve continued Hollywood after his

work in injury. As an

actor he starred in a

made-for-TV

to

update of Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear

Window and made

the

several guest

appearances on TV shows such as The Practice and, in an obvious wink to the fans, Smallville, a show about an adolescent Clark

The

He made his directorial debut in 1997 with HBO’s In the Glooming.

was nominated

film

Emmys

won

for five

Cable Ace Awards, including Best Dramatic Special and Best Director. and

six

Reeve wrote two books on

his life

the accident. Still Me and Nothing is Impossible. Both books were New York Times Bestsellers and Reeve won a Grammy for his after

Your rocky

life

piling

has been a

horror

of a

bit

show

picture

The commitments keep

recently.

up and you’re barely stay-

No

ing on top of them. a break

spoken word recording of Still Me. Charlie Matjanec, employment adviser of Conestoga's disability services, said the day Reeve died was a sad day for him. “He changed

is

worries,

around the comer.

just

There's no need to be scared. Roll

down

those

to relieve that anticipation

June 22

Capricorn

July 22

-

December 22

Reeve had

make

to

a decision

Your sweet tooth keeps

you

linger-

regarding

life and death, Matjanec and he made the decision he wanted to live for his wife and his

ing over things

said,

Take one step back and look

children.

finding

away from

didn’t shy

you have

new

at all

to feast upon.

love

Try

your old

in

Go

easy on the Halloween

treats

and sugar.

Save those

treats

for the

ghouls and

goblins coming around on the 31st; better in their

annual animation

that's invaluable.”

July 23

4?Ji^

SO NSER

Aquarius

to try to use

Fans of animation don’t need

to

look any further for an opportunity to experience

some of

the best the

industry has to offer.

Waterloo The Animated Cinema returning for

its

(WFAC)

is

fourth year to the

and it’s bringing with strong program.

area,

The

of

Festival

it

a

There

Midnight where

a

people can see three films for the price of one. Midnight Madness will

be happening on Oct. 29.

WFAC tival

is

an annual animation fesis

wholly dedicated to the art of animation and to the promotion of ani-

pying two theatres in the area. Galaxy Cinemas at Conestoga Mall

the festival

Chen

way of making

art as a

show people

looking

rather than

at

WFAC

are

1

site.

There

is

It is

Chen except

to

all

a

there’s

little

component.

Get in touch with your inner ghoul and become a little mischievous with the surprise you

tion

year for the Japan animation films to

the remaining days.

animation

Joseph Chen, the curator for the festival, said there will also be an

thousands of dollars. Included

from Africa called

said the cost of putting on the

Chen cial

guests

who

will

tion,

will

which

shorter films

show

that

is

(what will be)

be the Tidbits secour collection of

where we’re trying

animation

is

to

a narrative

come

said there will be a

Sajiki

and the program’s it,”

he said. “I think

of

we’re going to have a

in

ment from

lot

of excite-

for

“I think there’s

a

little bit

and

are interested in sharing with us

Daisukc, also a writer for

and enjoy the very best that the animation field has to offer.” WFAC’s website is www.wfac.ca.

Kakurenbo.

will

be

in

attendance

as will Brett Ingram, the director of

so

much

better if

what you're up

effect will be no one knows

to.

Janet Morris

of that

Kakurenbo,

of

The

are planning.

are a night owl and you most productive when you have others nearby. A good idea to keep up that productivity is to let your best work come out after the sun goes down.

You

are

this

Morita Shuhei. director

writer

respec-

March 20

year’s festival.

year’s festival at their

-

fans.”

Chen has high hopes

few spe-

Pisces February 19

the Japanese animation

everyone despite what they say. I hope to see people out there who

be present

tive films.

and

this

at

out,

going to reflect

motional costs and guest costs.

motion animation. “I think that also

tens

the price arc screening costs, pro-

The Legend of the Sky Kingdom, which is made from junk and stop-

remarkable

costs

Don't

has a very strong Japanese anima-

much broader

interesting film

y

also said this year’s festival

mainly incorporates

festival

Virgo August 23 September 22

more of

as a genre, that

He

where

shine through.

“This happens to be a very good

field.

are

for you.

little.

last year,

cartoons,

a

week

said this year’s festival has-

two days and Princess Twin Cinemas will have the festival for

is

at this

movies and

will host the festival for the first

it

it's

cover up your natural bubbly personality with disguises - let it

full

animation

that

Costumes and masks

dying

of ideas and this is the perfect time to misbehave a always

everything this year.

Chen

is

only available online.

changed much since

n't

you

in

Thankfully you are

also a $75 pass that

allows access

films.

also said the purpose of is to

to let loose.

$ 0 per movie and can be purchased at the door or on the festival’s web-

events.

which, according to Chen,

mation

Monster Road. Tickets for this year’s

said.

part of the festival,

from Oct. 27 through Oct. 30 and will be occufestival will last

also be

will

Madness

Chen

it,”

January 20 February 18

August

on Oct 27

festival hits the city

form and we’re encouraging people

-

22

The prankster By JASON

hands than

yours.

favourites.

Waterloo gets animated fourth

little

gave others

limelight," he said, “he

hope and

the

that

can't afford.

Leo

The

-

January' 19

c

a lot of people’s attitudes towards

and

stress.

Cancer

Ill

windows and

blare Micheal Jackson's Thriller

disability.”

“He

Kent.

November 22 December 21

\Wmtr

Reeve’s death.

of Christopher

the board. The CRPF encourages and supports research to develop effective treatments and a cure for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The organization also donates a portion of its resources to grants that improve

horseback riding accident

paralysed from the neck down.

was saddened by

Charlie Matjanec of disability services said he

Paralysis Foundation

or William Shatner.

1*0jm Sagittarius

(Photo by Mike Bors)

not give

in

K

is

a 2nd-year journalism

student in tune with the universe.


News Second round By JON YANEFF The second session of intramusports is set to begin at Conestoga College's Doon campus over the next two weeks, as slo-pitch and flag football arc ral

wrapping up.

and returned

end of the sesshow up for

at the

sion provided teams

games. Colleen Holmes, an employee of their

all

Co-ed basketball, co-ed volleyball, non-contact ice hockey and ball hockey are the sports students

the

can play.

She said ice hockey goalies are needed because there always seems

A $200 bond an

ice

bond

is

needed to form hockey team and a $30 needed for the other intrais

Local

recreation

hopes

of students

lots

play and meet

to

centre,

new

said

she

come

out,

people.

be a shortage. Students

who

players to form a team can still sign-up. They will be placed on

one of the individual teams

game

for

each sport. All of the sports begin at 4:30

p.m.

Monday

Thursday. Times

to

are subject to change based on the

number of teams in each sport. The same sports will be held again

at the

beginning of the sec-

ond semester of school

in January, during the third session of intramural sports.

be don’t have enough

— Page 19

2004

25,

underway

of intramural sports mural teams. There was a captains' meeting Oct. 20 at the recreation centre where these bonds were handed in. The bond is held

SPOKE, October

that

The only

difference will

co-ed indoor soccer will

take the place of co-ed basketball.

(Photo by Alexandra Mastronardi)

John Yungblut, 19, Jills out a form for intramural ball hockey. Coed basketball, co-ed volleyball and non-contact hockey will also be starting up.

and funds

raises interest

By JANET MORRIS

can’l

afford

tickets.

set

is

It

to

launch next winter. Kitchener- Waterloo has version of the famous

own

its

Monopoly

game. Of the 4,500 Kitchener Waterloo On Board games ordered, 3.000 were purchased before the game hit the shelves and almost 300 games were sold in the first week real estate

of sales. is

available at

all

local

Sobey’s, Canadian Tire stores, the

railroads,

the Kitchener Rangers, University

Waterloo,

of

Wilfrid

Laurier

University, the Kitchener Farmer’s

Market. Grand River Transit and Oktobcrfest symbols.

enhances playing the do notice where you're going and which space yo^ really

game; you

really

Museum.

game have been.sponsored by

not likely that the

ties

are

this

limited

game

will

year and quanti-

Mary Joy

said

Aitken, manager of development

and marketing

at the

Centre in the

Square.

by

late

has been so overwhelming and fantastic,”

landmarks on the board

Forty

local

businesses.

Sponsorships ranged from to $10,000 depending on which part of the game was purchased and are good for the next $1,000

five years the

game will be sold out November as the response

“I think the

ibis

landmarks such as

local

land on,” said Aitken.

be reproduced

(Photo by Janet Morris)

the

Centre in the Square and the Waterloo Regional Children's It is

Mary Joy Aitken holds a copy of Kitchener Waterloo On Board, an “opoly-style” local real estate game aimed at raising funds for two of the Centre in the Square’s community projects.

game has

“It

The game

of

Instead

Boardwalk and Park Place

The

game

two

is

produced.

$10,000

sponsors

received the six spaces formerly

known

community

as chance and

chest and were purchased by the

she said.

The Centre in the Square has produced the game to raise funds for two centre-related projects. One is the elementary school ticket program and the other is a new community ticket program for people in Waterloo Region who

City of Kitchener and the Centre

in

the Square.

Benninger

Peter

chased

Realty

pur-

of the houses and the

all

Walper Terrace Hotel sponsored

the

hotels.

The focus of the

banker’s

the

tray.

game The

centres

on^

Investor’s

Group bought the tray for $7,500. The only way other businesses can get

ON CAMPUS JOB

when

FAIR!

-

Excel Care

Services

The

force

Bell World

Express Personnel Services

Holiday

Bruce Edmeades Company

Fed Ex Ground

Home Hardware Stores

Inn Kitchener

up

players’ a

pieces

include

a

Kitchener Ranger

the

cultural

of

identity

Kitchener- Waterloo said Aitken.

TNT Property Maintenance

Falck

to wait for

hockey player, a Conestoga wagon, and a graduation cap. The local images in the centre of the playing board and box cover are local images that help to rein-

1:00 p.m.

Group 4

is

next January

the Centre puts their spot

beer stein,

© Bring your resume and meet with employers who are recruiting now! © Arvato

on the fun

for sale.

PART-TIME & SEASONAL OPPORTUNITIES! Tuesday, October 26, E WING 10:00 a.m.

in

years or until

five

“It’s a great

community

project

enhances everybody’s awareness of the essence of Kitchcner-

and

it

*Tri-Us Business Solutions

Waterloo,” she said.

Volunteer Centre of Guelph/

sorships

Half the profits come from spon-

Capital Paving

Going Places Cruise &

Municipality of Bayham

Para Med Home

COM DEV

Goodlife

Fitness

Health Care

Securitas Canada

Weber Supply Wellington

Wolsely

Home

will

to pro 3**

duce and are selling at $39.99, which Aitken said is a good deal

Resort Agency

Choices Association

and the other half

come from the game sales. Games cost $24.95 each

Wellington

compared for the

Aged

Industrial Products

to

other

specialty

Monopoly-style games. ' This fundraiser is expected ttT raise $60,000 to $80,000. Games were produced by Help

On Board, a company that provides

EMPLOYER INFO BOOKLETS WILL BE AVAILABLE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21 THE CAREER SERVICES OFFICE - SCSB - ROOM 220 SPONSORED BY' CONESTOGA COLLEGE CAREER SERVICES

fundraising solutions and has had

IN

similar

games produced

than 17 Canadian

for

more

cities.

For more information about the www.centrevisit game, or square.com/kwonboard.html call

Aitken directly

ext. 239.

at

578-5660,

*


Page 20

Sports

— SPOKE, October 25, 2004

Local athlete travels DEAK

By NICOLE

A

chance

local athlete's

com-

to

pete in the cross-country provincial

could be crushed because of

finals

try

needed a minimum of 10 people

bus or a van,

start a

team, but this year he took

upon himself

to train

and get

it

to the

Senior convener of the Ontario

second-year journalism student and longtime cross-country runner is being held back from competing because Conestoga College does not have a

Cambrian

track and field team.

because Conestoga College doesn’t

Brent

Gerhart,

a

College

Association

Athletic

(OCAA), Joe Cannon,

told Gerhart

he wasn’t able to go to the meet

in

Sudbury

able to run in a 10-

Gerhart got

kilometre race.

he

said

he wasn’t gifted jn

felt

sprint. Instead,

he had to work on

his abilities

long-distance run-

in

Last

spoke

Gerhart

year,

to

Marlene Ford, Conestoga College’s athletic director, and attempted to start up a cross-country team. However, his efforts were unsuccessful. He approached Ford again this year about his options and has run into problems.

wasn’t

“It

her budget and she

in

who

me

were

interested,” said Gerhart. “I

to get a

of people

list

only had four or five people e-mail

me

about

starting

team,

a

Conestoga

to

go

with him to Sudbury.

The

is a mixsomething Gerhart has lots of. He also needs a lot of determination if he is going

ture of heart

to

make

and

talent,

to the final.

it

Ford

is

“I

The

race

is

scheduled for Oct. 23

Sudbury. Colleges competing include Fanshawe, Loyalist, in

Mohawk, Redeemer and Seneca. About 100 students

with

rests

by

trying to help

OCAA

which

has run since 1978.

High hopes have been

sending the organization e-mails

Gerhart, and

advocating on Gerhart’s behalf.

the meet, he plans

Gerhart

still

hopes

someday

that

the college will have a cross-country

team and

feels the college isn’t

willing to try ting varsity

“It’s

new

are partici-

pating in the eight-kilometre race,

decision

final

lege has

asked

is

a representative of

OCAA.

ning.

are willing to participate.

else.”

so he isn’t looking for a coach, just

was

who

have a track and

into

eventually

ple

because there

in

cross-country running because he

running for seven years. He started running the 1500 metre in high school and

which

coach,

a

Gerhart has offered to be, and peo-

wouldn’t be happy if I couldn’t run,” Gerhart said. “This will be proof that I’m better than everyone

College

field team, and also no one from the college to accompany him to the event. “I can train myself just as well as anyone can train me,” said Gerhart,

Gerhart has been

team, the school will require a

Cross-country running

provincial finals.

school rules.

To have a successful cross-coun-

and I felt that wasn’t enough.” Gerhart was told last year he to

things.

By

cut-

hockey he said the colextra money.

some

not like cross-country takes

up a lot of money. All you have to do is get a team together,” said Gerhart. “They’re just too afraid to spend any money.”

much

he

if

by

set

able to

is

go

to

on learning as

as possible.

“I feel

can use

I

see where

can

I

If there is

experience to

this

he

get,”

said.

a cross-country team

it would be something new and different for

next year, Gerhart said the college. “I

think

would be a good

it

We

for the college. lish

spirit

school,

this

at

step

need to estabthat’s

As

For the

me was the gum and the

a child, baseball to

smell

bubble

of

excitement

SkyDome

of see

to

the

visiting

players

like

Roberto Alomar and Joe Carter grinding it out on the field. Today my image of baseball has

changed dramatically. Now I see millionaires, monstrous who appear as though they have spent half of their lives in the gym working out and the other half at a lab getting injected with performance enhancing drugs. Ken Caminiti was one of those players who, unfortunately, had a

few years baseball has faced the problem of dealing with performance-enhancing drugs being used by players. Barry Bonds, the man who holds last

the single season

home

run record

and has potential to break the

all-

the field Caminiti could

anybody,

and

old

Off the

field

run.

him improve

Unfortunately,

he

was sentenced

week before

the

One

answered.

one

thing

for sure,

is

man who

of Caminiti, a

that nearly half of

estimated

major leaguers

took steroids during his career.

He

later

He

When

ball,

2004,

meant (Internet photo)

New

in

York, at the age of

His agent-lawyer Rick Licht said

Ken Caminiti, a former National League MVP, was found dead Oct. 10

in

New York.

Caminiti died of a heart attack,

Major League Baseball currently

although these claims could not be confirmed by the medical examiner until a toxicology report came

tests athletes for steroid use, but the

back.

player

It is

ball,

just

ous than or

one more bash for base-

although

Pedro

year-old

Zimmer

it

is

much more

seri-

Sammy

Sosa’s corked bat, Martinez pushing 72-

Yankee

coach

to the ground.

Don

penalties are not very

stiff,

due

to

by the players union. A fails one test must to take counselling. If caught five times the player will be suspended for one year. protests

who

Many

people,

Commissioner Bud

including Selig,

have

criticized this penalty system, say-

to

was

me

-

$2.50 burgers $5.00 burger and Blue

Wednesday Thursday

29 cent wings

all

day

— $3 bottles of domestic beer

$3 bar shots $3.50 pints $5.99 fish & chips special

a child Caminiti rep-

diving for a hard

hit

charging a bunt, gunning the

and even occasionally stealing a base. His drive to win led him to make poor decisions, but he shouldn’t be judged by his faults. I, for one, will choose to remember Caminiti’s drive and his intensity on the field, not his runner out

Tuesday

Friday

180 days

I

pints

$4.00 pints

had used steroids

during that season. resented everything that baseball

41.

$4 domestic

also

League most valuable player died he was found guilty of violating his probation and was sentenced to Caminiti was found dead Oct. 10,

— Monday —

Sunday

admitted to Sports

Illustrated that he

in jail.

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894-4445

action has to be taken for the sake

award.

former National

fiSSEh

a question that remains to be

1996 Caminiti became only the third player in National League history to be unanimously nominated for the most valuable player

2001 he was found guilty of posto three years probation. Just

It is

(Dr.

Kitchener, Ont.

proven he took steroids

is

it

10 IManitou

run record

In

also

experimented with other drugs. In sessing cocaine and

home

career average of .272.

his

691

at ext.

Mody (R(hmn s Irish <PuB

Barry Bonds

five years,

if in

has broken the

and finished his career with the Atlanta Braves in 2001. During his stint in the majors he hit 239 home runs, drove in 983 runs and had a

by

Spoke

hap-

played for the San Diego Padres, helping them win a division title,

Caminiti resorted to

steroids to help

game.

home

pens,

What

is right.

Caminiti began his career in 1987

sprawling out to catch a line drive or by hitting a towering

baseball, and he

with the Houston Astros.

wow

young,

Selig says drag use has a detrimental effect on the institution of

half of his career?

last

Call from

using steroids.

doping for few seasons. Just two weeks ago a voice, reported to belong to his personal trainer, claimed Bonds used undetectable performance-enhancing drugs in the 2003 season. the

Got a hot news tip?

will not deter players

it

and

role in both of these worlds.

On

ing

time homer record, has consistently faced allegations of

(Photo by Nicole Deak)

Brent Gerhart, a second-year journalism student and longtime cross-country runner, practises outside Conestoga College.

something we don’t have.”

Ken Caminiti represented the good and bad in baseball By JAMES CLARK

bumpy road

Saturday

at first

$4

TV giveaway

pints of

every Saturday

anything is learned from the death of Ken Caminiti, it is that drug use is a problem in baseball

nite!

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