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five weeks earlier to .check that right Imprint Staff and were told nothing about getting A determined crowd of about 300 a permit. Apparently ACT found out people marched through Waterloo on FndaY (MaY 9) that a permit was Sunday to call a halt to Canadian necessary and by then it was too late involvement in the nuclear arms to apply for one. Such permits are race. not usuallY issued unless a group The march and subsequent rally at Federation Hall, were organized. by ACT for Disarmament, t K-W. lt was the ‘largest demonstration for peace ever held in Waterloo. Despite an uncertain beginning marked by confusion over whether a parade permit was necessary and verbal conflict with a small group of counter-demonstrators apparently in favour of nuclear weaponry for use against “Communists”, the demonstrators began moving at 1130 pm. and proceeded along King Street and University Avenue urging passing motorists to “honk for peace”. Many obliged. Slogans chanted along the way inciuded “Reagan, Gorbachev, listen here! We don’t want to live in fear!” and the light-hearted “Ronald Reagan he’s no good; send him back to Hollywood!” Not all sentiments were directed at the U.S. though, as demonstrators shouted for ‘Brian’ (Mulroney) and ‘Joe’ (Clark) to stop co-operating with nuclear arms reY search. At least two University of Waterloo professors joined in the march along with a number of students, although ~most Q! the marchers appeared to be local families and youths. Ten-year old “Harley” said he was marching because “it’s Mother’s Day and that has something to-do with peace.” The confusion over the pemit stemmed from communication diffrculties. Waterloo Regional Police originally claimed the crowd would have to keep to the sidewalks as no police escort would be available and no permit had been issued. However, Chris Reid, chairman of ACT K-W, insisted on the group’s right to use the the group ACT gets ready for Sunday march. - - roadway -- ---- and stated ~ had called Waterloo Regional Police
takes out insurance, which ACT said they could not afford. The issue was eventually settled by 130, the group received a police es. con, and Reid described the local police as “very co-operative*’ about the matter. Waterloo Regional
Police say no charges will be laid against) ACT. The march ended with a rally at Federation Hall. Speakers included Kitchener Alderman Mark Yantze who pointed out that often “leaders follow rather than lead...the point is to work at prevention.” Reid reminded the crowd that Mother’s Day is “a day of peace, dedicated to world disar. mament”. .Calling the removal of a NORAD clause permitting Canada to drop out of the organization should the agreement “involve any commitment by the Canadian government to take part in active ballistic missile defence arrangements” a non-democratic decision, Reid declared “the way has been paved for active Canadian participation in Star Wars. Peace...can only be achieved through the united efforts of people...working independently.”
Other groups and individuals concemed about world peace- stated their cases at the rally. A plea was made for people to sign a petition demanding the release from a Siber. ian orison camp of Dr. Vladmir Brodsky, arrested in April, 1985 on charges of hooliganism. Dr. Brodsky attempted to show slides of American peace demonstrations to members of the independent Peace Movement of Eastern Europe. Postcards and letters of support from David Suzuki, Margaret hurence and NDP external affairs critic, Dwight Blackbum, were read. An ACT regional conference is to be held May 23 and 24 at Brock University. The group meets the second Monday of every month at the Adult Recreation Centre in Waterloo. For more information, call 742.9068. r-----
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by Bruce ArcuIus and Sarah Hayward The Cord Weekly TORONTO (CUP) Because Ontario Treasurer Robert Nixon increased the tax exemption on preparedfoods to $2, students\ will save about 11 cents on each Big Mac they buy this year. I . ~~@,&.t& budget contained little for post-secondary education, student leaders and opposition critics have charged. Nixon’s Tuesday budget gave Ontario’s 15 universities $15 million as their share of a 1O-year billion dollar research and technology fund, sincreased operating grants four per cent, and continued the $80 million Excellence Fund. ’ Minister of Colleges and Universities Greg Sorbara said he was “delighted”
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Libyan students in Canada pose little threat to security Photo
in red w&h a diagonal line through it. by Suzanne Griffith When someone is cut off, s/he may either leave the Imptint staff establishment or stay and wear the Herman button. Federation Hall has introduced a new button policy to His/her student I.D. will be taken away, and will be re. :ontrolexcessive drinking. Because they were pleased turned at the door upon leaving. with the results of the “Thanks, but no Thanks’ button Manager Chuck McMullen says this button policy is Iintroduced late last fall to identify minors) Fed Hall &Fed Hall’s response to the trend towards the more renanagement has implemented a button policy to be sponsible serving of alcohol. Because Fed Hall is Cana.rsed when a staff member decides a customer has had da’s largest student owned pub, management must loo much to drink show the Liquor Control Board and the community that The new button depicts Herman (looking a little sick) it recognizes its responsibility says McMulian. zrawling across the floor to a toilet. The scene is circled if students are intoxicated enough to be cut off, says McMullan, it’s not the best idea to turn them out in the street where they can cause damage to, public property, or injure themselves. He says it ,is better to keep them in the facility where they can enjoy themselves and where Fed Hall staff can keep an eye on them. The button is used to keep track of people allowed to stay in Fed Hall, but not allowed to drink it’s impossible to watch.650 people at all times; by identifying who is cut off, monitoring will be much easier for Fed Hall staff. Any staff member can refuse to serve alcohol to a customer because Fed Hall can be held liable for customer’s actions even after they have left. if someone who is cut off removes the button, he will be banned. from Fed Hall for four months. it was decided to implement the new button policy in the summer term when, according to McMullan, “busi. ness is brisk, but not as intense”. When asked If he anticipates any opposition from students, McMullan was not concerned. He said whatever Fed Hall does withpeople who are cut off, students will not be happy. In making light of the situation by addina an element of comedy to the buttons, the policy may & accepted, says M&&Ian.
by Neal Banner Imprint staff Last month Britain expelled 21 Libyans who had been involved in or. ganizing student revolutionary activity. Despite this action, little concern has been raised,over potential security threats foreign students studying in Canada may pose to this country. “The federal government’s foreign student policy is being revised cur. rently,” said Francoise Guenette of the ministry of state for employment and immigration, “but not because of the British expulsions.” in a telephone interview Ciuenette said there were 874 L.ibyan students in Canada attending 50 colleges and universities as of January, but added there was “no large group in anyone university.” We’ve had no problems (with Libyan students),” she said. “We’ve received no evidence of activities other than what they are here for.” During the 1986 winter term only two Libyan students were enrolled at the University of Waterloo. Chairman of the Federation of Stu. dents international Student Board, Osford (Ossie) Ogis, said last week he has “not heard of any problems” with Libyan students on campus. “Our major problem right now is the ad-hoc policy of government toward international students, as well as the differential and visa fees recently imposed on foreign students,‘: Ogis said. Since Canada has no foTeign student policy, said. Ogis, the fate of international students is in the hands of individuals in the registrar’s office.
Despite an annual enrolment of more than 500 foreign students, UW has no firm policy dealing with inter. national students on campus. “There is a need for a policy toward foreign students,” said Betty Kellar of the Foreign Students’ Office. “interest has increased in the last few years, mainly becuase of the higher fees recently imposed on foreign students. Most international students on campus now pay four times ,more than Canadian students (in tuition fees).” As well as setting their own foreign student fee structure (within provincial guidelines), most universities in Canada are responsible for selecting their own foreign students and providing them with varying services once they are in thecountry. international students studying in Canada also fall under the jurisdiction of the federal and provincial governments. The federal government is responsible for the movement of foreign students into and out of the country as well as most of the funding for the Canadian educational system (through transfer payments to the provinces). The federal government has “no definite policy” toward foreign students. “Federal immigration policy plays a fairly minimal role (conceming international students),” said Guenette. The government conducts medical and security checks before allowing foreign students into the country, while the provincial governments are responsible #for conditions of admis. sion to the universities.
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with these provisions. He said the budget showed the government’s “‘top priorities’* were education and training. He explained that last year’s budget set basic operating grant increases at four per cent, and said he didn’t think universities and colleges were expecting additional incremental increases. “A budget will never provide everything the community wants,” he said. The Excellence Funds provide for upgrading library and instructional equipment, research,‘and a multi-year. plan for 500 new appointments. The Ontario Federation of Students called the budget disappointing.” Chair-elect Malt Certosimo said he feels, the university and college communities will be more openly critical of the government, because it has failed to live up to its campaign promises. “It’s a gradual process, to bring the funding levels to where they should be, but they missed a glorious opportunity to take a major step forward,” Certo simo said. Progressive Conservative leader ‘Larry Grossman Isaid the Liberals were playing a “shell game.” ‘ Not only is it (the $15 million) not enough, but it’s not new. We funded the universities directly through the BILD (Board of kxiustrial Leadership and Development) for the same’purposes. When you lookat the budget, the $275 million BILD has disappeared. As far as post-secondary funding goes, nothina has changed.” Gyossman &-d his government cut back on funding for all sectors during the recession years, with full intentions of restoring it. “Our game plan was, during the recession, hold tight on spending all over the system. When recovery came, it would come stronger. That’s exactly what happened. The Liberals should now be taking advantage of a fast growing economy and be making large increases not only in capital, but in oFrating as well,” Grossman said. New Democratic Party leader E3ob Rae said education fared as-well or as . badly as anyone else. “1 don’t think they’ve responded to the problems universities have. They don’t understand the nature of the operating problems. They’re nickle and diming it, to make everyone feel like they’re getting something without really establishing any priorities,” Rae said. Rae called upon the hberals to “substantially” increase funding. “Universities have got to know what the picture is going to look like for the next five years to plan to make up for the effects of the last 10 years. Ontario now ranks last among the provinces for per student funding of universities, according to an .April study by the ministry of education, the Council of Ontario Universities, and the Ontario Council of University Affairs. The Ontario government, in 198384, provided s5,000.47 for every student, compared to a national-average of s5,629.22. The highest? Newfoundland, at s7,787.63. University of Waterloo President Doug Wright said the Liberals can’t be blamed for that, but he noted they “have a long way to go”. The Ontario Council of University Affairs esgmates that an annual infusion of $169.2 million is needed to bring Ontario up to the national average. Wright said the government has made “encouraging comments,” but disappointing commitments. However, he is pleased with the $15 million research fund. “The billion dollar technology fund will foster competetiveness, and l’ll be 5happy to be quoted as saying that’s a good thing,” he said. Wright said he doe& know&at slice of,the pie Waterloo will receive. . ,-,* ,.. .
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had been pressured into selling their depressed in 1985, she said. felt by Fleur Macqueen A major goal of the government is . land to Delmonte. EppTessen the company’s administration hadn’t The recent politicai upheaval in ’ boosting economic growth by two knowingly exploited per cent in the next year. Also on the ople, but had the Philippines, in which Ferdinand not been attentive o r- the ways which agenda are plans to curb inflation to Marcos’ government was ousted needed land was obtained. after a 20 year reign, could not have under 10 per cent, lower interest Delmonte, horrified over the negabeen predicted even six months ago, rates to between 15 and-20 per cent, tive Western reaction to their corn says a Canadian external affairs and restructure the agricultural syspany, met with MCC officials to show worker once posted there. tern. Bethany Armstrong, who returned Multinational companies such as they had reformed their policies. Whether or not the Aquino govemDelmonte, the American pineapple to Ottawa last August after four years ment will be able to achieve much company, wield considerable influat the Canadian Embassy, recog needed changes such as land reform ence and power in the Philippines, nizes -the challenges faced by Cory remains to be seen, said Armstrong. Aquino’s new government. making such reforms difficult, he Aquino, through her political invole c Armstrong discussed her impressaid. merit, carries on the work that her sions May 13 at the Waterloo Motor Through the Mennonite Central husband left the safe haven of the Inn with members of the K-W branch Committee (MCC) Epp-liesson and U.S. to try and initiate. of the Canadian Institute of lntemahis wife worked with farmers who tional Affairs (WI). Based on cakpus, this group organized, lectures and conferences to heighten aware ness of Canada’s foreign affairs. Armstrbng described Aquino, with her limited political experience, as someone who the people could look to for than e. Aquino, who came to power in 8 ebruary, was driven into politics through her husbands involvement. Beningo Aquino, fomer oppsition leader, was assassinated in 1983 upon his return to the island republic of 54 million. He had been on a three year tile in the U.S. after being irnprisoned for eight years under Marcos-imposed martial law, which restricted his political activity. The Aquino government faces considerable challenges with the country’s $36 billion (CDN) debt, rampant poverty, and unemployment. But Armstrong called the economy “resilient”. Despite Marcos’ channeling of vast amounts of money out of the Philippines for personal gain (Macleans Magazine reported in December 1985 that $10 billion had left the country in the two previous slightly .years), the T, economy +. ,.e. was only e ‘#
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by Sunny Sharma Imprint staff One of India’s most renowned and acclaimed scientists, prof&sor M.M. Sharma, of the University of Bombay, spoke to UW students and faculty members May 8. The lecture, presented by the Indian Students Association, focussed on the trials, tribulations and triumphs of research in academic institutions in India. The professor has received many national and international awards and has served on the Indian govemmerit’s select decision-making bo- ’ dies in science and technology. He ing 44 Ph. D. and 20 Masters degrees . has also been presented the Moulton in chemical engineering. This stands Gold Medal for excellence in re- as an Indian record and is widely acsearch by the Institute of Chemical cepted as a world’s record for engiEngineers (U.K.) in 1972 and 1977. neering faculties. Currently he is Sharma is perhaps best noted, supervising 8 Ph. D. and 3 Masters however, for single handedly producstudents.
At 48, Sharma is internationally recognized for research contributions in the fields of mass transfer with chemical reactors in heterogeneous systems and reactor design. He has, in fact, received funding from Russian and American universe ties to carry out this research. While at UW, Sharma spoke of his personal rise to prominence as a researcher and teacher in India - a country where bureaucracy is omnipresent and facilities limited. He emphasized “research thrives on ideas and not on mere affluence of facilities.” This axiom provided him with the motivation to stay in India despite many luring offers born the West. He also stressed researchers should not be discouraged by lack of funding or faulty results. They should be prepared to “accept partial solutions to otherwise insoluble problems.”
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by Terry ShewfeIt Impdnt. staff Staggering university enrolment to avoid the traditional September influx is being considered to deal with student housing shortages. This concept was one of the many suggestions tabled at last week’s Student Housing Task Force meeting. The task force is comprised of Waterloo city councillers, representatives from both the University of Waterloo and Wrlfrid Laurier University, and representatives from local real estate boards who have combined their efforts to combat the student housing problem.
The - task- force steering committee met May 8 at Waterloo city hall. One of the items dealt with at the meeting was UW Student President Scott Forrest’s April 14th proposal to city council recommending a housing study be done to assist the task force. The committee agreed a study was important and a motion was car-ried to bring the housing study concept before city council. Chairman Brain Tumball said many of Forrest’s recommendations had already been implemented by
.Summer job centre opens Students having trouble finding summer jobs have an 80 per cent chance of finding work through the Canada Employment Centre for Students. The Kitchener-Waterloo office found some type of employment for four of every five students who registered last summer. The local CECS, which officially opened May 5, is looking to repeat those figures in 1986. Office manager Marg Barber said 3,934 students found work through the Kitchener office in 1985. This year’s goal is 4,050. Canada-wide, the federal program created 437,000 jobs last summer. With an increased budget, s180,000,000, the government is looking to boost those numbers, said Kitchener MP John Reimer following the May 5 ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Students looking for summer income are encouraged to visit the local office, 235 King St. E., Kitchener, and fill out registration cardsStudents’ qualifications are then matched with available job opportunities. Available jobs are posted in the offrce and students are advised to check the boards at least once a week The best jobs go quickly, and usually on a first-come basis, she said. Full-time, part-time and casual jobs are all available in a number of fields including outdoor labour, clerical and retail sales. The pay scale varies greatly depending on previous experience and the type of job. ’ The CECS office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The setice is available until September.
the task force. Both universities are preparing dot maps showing the dispersement of student accommodation in the city. Statistics are also being compiled to show the relationship between enrolmerit and available on- and offcampus housing. Matt Erickson, UWs vice-president of university affairs agreed the housing study was important but stressed data should be collected on a continuing basis and not just during the period under study. In conjunction with Erickson’s idea of collecting information on an ongoing basis, -the formulation of standing housing committees at both universities was discussed. Such standing committees and the housing study, however, would only produce infomtion about the problem and not solve it. Other suggestions and concepts discussed at the meeting were: l Licensing rooming and boarding houses, l Having city inspectors share their information with university housing officers, l Creating a student housing bureau along the lines of a Better Business Bureau, ~ l Educating landlords and students about the importance of being responsible to each other as well as to the community, l Staggering enrolment at the universities so the largest influx of students requiring housing is not in September but spread out through the year.
Humanist Social Science Studied
by MaIou Twynam
They came in great numbers with thoughts and briefcases and kind eyes to celebrate the opening of the Center for Advanced Studies in Humanist Social Science - the brain-child of sociology professor Kenneth Westhues. More than 160 participants from all over Canada and the United States, and from almost every social science discipline, spent three days last week exchanging ideas on their humanist stance for the future of the profession. These brilliant and diverse scholars share a common vision of a social stance of a social science sensitive to the human condition and dedicated to practical solutions to the very real problems that threaten the survival of humanity. These professionals strive to bring the social sciences more in touch with their subject .matter - people. The ivory tower syndrome, which renders the social sciences impotent, are rejtied. The main theme of the many presentations and discussions was thk fulfilment of human potential on a global scale and the redirection of the social sciences to this end. The conference opened May 4 at the Walper Terrace Hotel in Kitchener, where participants were welcomed by University of Waterloo President Doug Wright; Wilfrid Laurier President John Weir; Gregory Sorbara, minister of colleges and universities and St. Jerome’s College President Father Norman Choate. The last two days of the conference took place at St. Jerome’s and world-renowned scholars Gregory Baum, David Bakan, Christopher Lasch . and David Gil were featured speakers. The highlight of the conference was David Gil’s keynote address entitled “Social Science; Human Survival, Development and Liberation:” His stirring speech was a fine balance of lucid reasoning and a deep, unrelenting commitment to the human race and what it could be. /
Get Involved! Social justice and the environment are the primary focus of the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group - a student funded, student directed organisation, located in GSC Rm 123. Because the protection of the environment and democratizing society are two issues which cut across all academic disciplines - engineers, historians, chemists, etc. all have an important role to play. WPIRG can act as a vehicle for the enthusiastic student willing to do their share. Through a unique blend of research, education, and action (public interest research), students can gain experience while performing tasks that will benefit the community. lnformation, for example, cannot alone overcome identified problems. But if this information is compiled in such a manner that it is comprehensible and provides the public with strategies -and opportunities for action it can be very beneficial. During the past 13 years students and staff at WPIRG have worked on many issues including: FOOD (Supemarket Tour, Crooked Path to Good Eating) ACID RAIN (Acid Rain: The Silent Crisis) TOXIC WASTE (Chemical Nightmare: the Unnecessary Legacy of Toxic Waste) OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFEN (A Rubber Worker’s Guide to Occupational Health and A Worker’s Guide to Solvent Hazards) COMPUTERIZATION (Social lmpacts of Computerization) Besides publications, WPIRG has also organized speaking events, conferences, public meetings, and networked on many of these issues. Students were involved in research,
editing, and organizing around these issues. Recently, a UW student working under a WPIRG grant, produced a Tenants Guide for students in K-W. This guide is available free in the WPIRG office. It has been widely distributed both on campus and in the community. Current research topics include pharmaceuticals, waste management, and recycling. If you are interested in doing work on these issues or if you have a good original idea, visit the WPIRG office. WPIRG is looking for students to help us organize environmental and social justice events this term. Positions are also available on our summer board of directors. If you have less time but still want to get involved, WPIRG always needs volunteers for reception, cataloguing material, and refiling library material. WPIRG will be hosting a number of events this term so watch for our posters around campus. Also, WPIRG has a unique collection of periodicals, books and files on topics ranging from acid rain to Third World development. Materials can be borrowed by students for two week periods. The library is located in GSC Rm. 123. A student board of directors oversees the operations of WPIRG. WPIRG staff can provide you with programming schedules and other valuable infom-iation. WPIRG is financially supported by a $2.50 per term fee assessed to every undergraduate UW student. This fee is both optional and refundable during the first three weeks 6f the term. We hope that you choose to support us and get involved in WPIRG this term. Cheers, WPIRG Staff and Volunteers ~
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Are. Engi-news stupid?
Are Engineers stupid? ’ which lends its students a peculiarsocial reputation as “boers,” “nazis, ” “a mob” or “the Klu Klux Klan”? All “C’mon Doug, you can’t call a comment ‘biece that unless you want to be lynched tomorrow!” asked a these words were used, and heads nodded. Of course staffer. the comparison with nazis and the KKK make the point by exaggeration to the absurd, but at some level there “What do you mean by stupid?” another asked. 6ut seriously, the question arose this week and.1 put is similarity. What’s thef similarity,. and why is it? The lack of opportunity for independent study and acait to,the after-midnight crew in the Campus Centre. A demic decision-making has been mentioned. The lack dozen or so students, fromseveral faculties not including the faculty of engineering, had a fair bit to say. of women in the engineering faculty was also m,entioned. The heavy workload typical of engineering And you can relaxengineering students, the consensus was that engineers are IIO# stupid, depending what cuurses may contribute too. The clanishness or clubyou mean by stupid. And it does depend what you bishness of enginering classes was pointed out. Somehow, it seems, engineers do not feel that they are, as a mean by stupid. The best definition to emerge compared stupidity, or the inability to make sense of things,. group, part of the campus-wide social life. As a result of all of the above, individual social development is with ignorance,-or the lack of education, discipline or training. hindered, and.group social behaviour qomes to,display what is sometimes called “the savage ideal’*:This savAn&it seems many other UW students do see engiage ideal emerged in the U.S. deep south after the Civil neers as ignorant. Their education (is too specialized. As individuals they are not unusual; but as a group the War, for example, as well as in Nazi Germany and label “socially stupid” is considered a fair characteri. Fascist Italy &?er World War I. It tends to involve the oppression of minority groups, blacks in the U.S., Jews zation. They are highly trained about the fine points of the ph,yscial, material universe, but often at the exand other ethnic minorities in Germany and Italy, and among the engineers, is there any analogy, however pense of any real education or sophistication about the imperfect, with the attitudes towards women which universe of ideas, passions, and people. One/young woman complained that, in a social gathering domicause so many complaints? And if the comparison has any relevance at all, what l nated by engineers, she felt that she was viewed, not as a person, but as a thing, as a physical object without is the cause and what’s the solution? Well, the engi~ neers are socially isolated --so like the “good ale any other human traits. This she found unpleasant. boys” of the south, or the defeated and economically “They weren’t interested in, me at all”, she said, “except insofar as I was a generic female, a body”. stricken Germany of 1919-l 935 , they stick together making a pseudo-religion .of their group identity over On social ineptness there was a consensus. But and against the identity of other groups. And the engiother UW students also view engineers as inteliectually narrow. And this comes from some students who neers are intellectually deprived, being given a great deal of technical knowledge, but given it outside of the *have takenengineering courses,, and some who have had engineers in their arts courses. “They seem very social, political and personal context which alone can ~ good when it comes to how, but quite ignorant as to the give. any knowledge human meaning. So there is a breakdown of context, just as in the U.S. south, and what or the why” said one s&h student. “Even when they think about the world, and life in general, which ~ much of post WW I Europe. Without context, people becomeimbaianced. The more one is out of balance, some of them certainly do, they don’t have the advantage of any education about these .issues. While they the harder it is to relate well to others. fvljnority groups may be experts at building bridges, they are no betfer are identified in the savage ideal as the party to blame , , off than high school drop outs when it comes to ethics, as the hum,an mind struggles to find an explanation for , politics, or morality” said another. the suffering which results from isolation. Blame the s Jews, blame the blacks, or blame the lack$‘of sexual And reasons were offered. A physics student, whose satisfaction which, for a male engineer, isentirely the discipline is also very oriented to ttie material and phys@al universe observed that in engineering all default of women. The nazi could say - and often believes - that the cisions are made for a student once he sighs up. There problems in Germany were caused by the economic . is very little choice in courses, or anything else. “Engipower and racial inferiority of the Jews. Can the engi- . neers just go along with thecrowd from the beginning . ‘neer believe the proble’ms of, social, political and of the term to the endY Without opportunity to make human isolation are the result of the women who will choices, the mental exercise of examining options and , making decisions is underdeveloped. Course material not yield to their expectations? An examination of the “humourous” fantasy life of the creators of the nowtends not to raise important social or personal ques- tions,$ unlike many other academic programs, so there defunct Enginews suggest that all, problems can be effectively solved with a good fuck. is simply little- opportunity to ask, or struggle with the ’ This the engineers do seem to know how to do, but as answers to questions beyond how to build bridges. x The participants finally concluded that the problem ,with other social and human issues, the what and the .was not with engineers as people, or with the study of why tend to cause problems. Sex, like most human $sues, is not bricipally a mechanical or an engineering engineering as an academic discipline, but with the system as a whole which divides knowledge such that problem. It is personal, it is social. And in an educational institution is it not appropriate that we should . the how can come to be seen as having nothing to do ;~$y ourselves to the exploration of these problems with the what or the why. In fact, the what andthe why should probably take precedence over the how. The While it is undoubtedly a good thing to train people4n idea here is that you n$eed to find out what you want to engineering, it is also undoubtedly a bad thing to fail to do and why you want to do it before you need to know how to do it. And in engineering, an intellectual disser-. help students place their training and their expertise in the social, politcal and human contextwithin which vice is being done to students by removing know-how they, and their expertise must live. If engineers are from the social, political and human context of knowwhat. socially stupid, we should not blame student engineers, but the brofessors of engineering. But what of the answer, “Stupid no, but socially stupid yes”? What is it about the faculty of engineering Doug Thompson
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Forgive the lateness of my response to the demise of the Enginews, but I have recently returned to the Waterloo area, and I feel I must comment on the “January and February” fiasco.. . I am a graduate of Waterloo, and during my first - year, the student newspaper Chevron was axed by referendum because of its leftist leanings. The student body seemed to want a paper with more campus news and less Marxism. Fair enough -- a vote was taken. You can imagine my surprise when I read Chevron’s replacement ,and found it to be as far right as its &predecessor was left. Supporting censorship is as far right as a newspaper can go short of supporting physical nastiness. I, have always believed in the freedom to oienly ’ discuss ideas. This belief led me to university. Some may argue that many of the ideas expressed in Enginews were offensive. I really can’t disagree; however giving offence is not illegal. Not all ideas are appealing or fair or pleasant. Still, education is supposed to free us to realize which ideas we should embrace and which should play tag-along with Mr. Tidy Bowl. That is choice, and choice implies a two-sided argument. Censorship, obviously, negates choice, and censorship does not change ideas -- it ingrains them. It firmly polarizes opinions and ‘ends communication. The enhancement of communication is vitally important to any social movement. Finally, the “turn-around.-fair-play” philosophy embraced by your writers causes me great concern. Because of my understanding of the censorship of women’s ideas over the years, I know the horror of censorship right to my toes! Women should be promoting education and free speech because we have an historical and current understanding of the frustrations of not having equal access to the free ” expression of ideas. Now that women have this access, through papers like Imprint it is important not to give the impression that we disagreed with the philosophy of censorship only because it applied to us. It went beyond that. I cannot feel “bloody right” about the way the Enginews met its demise. These tactics are contrary to what I recognized as the cornerstone of the philosophy of the women’s movement to be: freedom of speech, freedom of choice, and freedom of thought. Jane B.A.
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Just who is Greg Sorbara trying to kid? Sorbara, minister of colleges and universities, is lost in a make-believe world where adequate funding for post-secondary education actually exists. He has given no indication of,when he might stop deluding himself. As recently as May 13, budget day, Sorbara still maintained the Liberal government is committed to addressing the underfunding issue. The $15 million ‘gift’ included in the budget confirmed education is a “top priority”, said Sorbara. Only the minister and his closest political flunkies are fooled by such rhetoric. Since taking power, David Peterson’s government has shown little drive to deal with this pressing issue. Sorbara, and his ministry, have been nothing but wishy-washy. He says the plight of Ontario’s universities is of foremost concern-to provinci I cabinet, yet his actions say otherwise. 4 his indecisiveness is most apparent in the fight 7
So there! But, you may say, there are different kinds of love. The Greeks distinguished four kinds by using different words: Agape (divine love), philia (friendship), eros (romantic love) and libidos (sexual love). And there are other kinds as well. The lover’s “I love you” whispered to the beloved does not mean the same thing as the parent’s “I love you” spoken to the child, or the friend’s “I love you” spoken to the friend. Each carries its own meaning, its own peculiar significance. At the same time all share certain elements in common. For example, a choice is made ineach case, a promise and a commitment. To say “I love you” is tosay “I commit something of myself to you, and you can depend on my commitment not only today, but tomorrow.” True, we all have transient experiences with people, experiences something like loving. The relationship may end with the experience, but to the degree that it was loving it lasts in the lives of those who shared it and remains a part of them forever. For me, love means entering into the life of someone else. It is not an intrusion into another’s life, but an identification with that person. That is why I had difficulty in turning to that steeley-eyed stranger and saying “I love you.” Somehow it was the presumptuous intrusion of a pumped-up emotion into the life of someone I
over computer fees charged at this institution. Despite the length of time that has elapsed since the fees were introduced, Sorbara’has yet to deal with the valid complaints of UW students. The issue has been passed from committee to committee and has been the subject of many studies. The next stop is cabinet itself, where the government must at fast reveal itstrue intentions. The Liberals have enjoyed an extended honeymoon merely because they have-avoided making decisions (which, heaven forbid, could end up insulting someone). Peterson and the boys must realize voters are now looking for something of substance, rather than so much flash and dazzle. If Sorbara (and the Liberal government) is to be taken seriously, he must show he has sope leadership abilities. A firm. commitment from cabinet would also be nice. Politicians are elected to make decisions. Sorbara has been given all the information he ,needs to set a direction for his ministry, he shouldn’t need a kick in the ass to get going.
Let’s Talk about . . . LOW ’ It’s easy to say “I love you.” There. I’ve said it. But “love” is unfortunately a much misused word! It trips easily off the Christian tongue. Once in a church service on a university campus (this was during my graduate student days, and I was in the congregation), the minister told us to turn to the person next to us and say “I love you.” I turned obediently, put out my hand quite properly, and found myself looking down the barrel of a squint-eyed, belligerent stranger. The words “I love you” <just wouldn’t come. I finally mumbled something like “How’re you doin’?” or”How’s the family?” The unsmiling stranger grumbled something back. And yet we are told to love one another. I John 4 pleads: “Beloved, let us love one another. . . if we love one another, God . abides in us and His love is perfected in us.”
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had never seen before and hoped I would never see again. “I love , you” means I want to enter your life. I am open to you and want you to be open to me. Such a commitment should not be made lightly..lt must respect the other’s right to say “no,” “yes,” or “maybe.” That is why so much that has passed for Christian charity has been a poor substitute for love. One description of a Christian women’s group has stuck like a burr to my mind: “Christian women, who live only for others - you can tell the others by their hunted look.” (It could be said as well of men.‘) We all know, because we pursue love all our lives, that it cannot be bought, earned, or coerced. It can only be given. I John 4 goes on to say: “love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God . . . No man has ever seen God.” Have we seen love? Most people feel that they have. I’ve never met anyone who denied all knowledge and experience of love, though I’ve met many who said they didn’t believe in it. But how to define love? I asked in 11 a.mb chapel this past Sunday for definitions. Here’s what I got: “Love is unconditional caring.” “Love is opening yourself to others, and the strength, support, and caring that you give and receive.” “Love is sharing with friends, family, and God our good times and our bad times.” “Love is unconditional acceptance and trust in whatever happens.” “Love is measureless cost.” “Love is putting someone else’s wishes before your own.” “Love is having all of your senses filled up.“. t “Love is not a broken pen. It is-a feeling -strong meat-the ultimate King!” “Love is that, without which, nothing is . . .” “Love is whatever you want it to be.” How would you define this many-valenced, much-abused, and long-sought-after something, of which everyone is a veteran, and no one an expert? (The f?ev. Dr. Tom York is United Church Chaplain to UW and WLU. Hi% office is at St. Pa4.A Co&x~eJ
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Radiation: How it affects humans by Paul Mahon The Ontarion
Xhe recent accident at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Russia, despite the lack of anvu hard evidence and conflicting reports from press sources and government sources, has once again swept nuclear technology into the public limelight. ~ With reports of several thousand dead or injured (most certainly a gross over-estimation), with fears about contamination of large tracts of productive farmland and waterways, public concern in many countries has again risen against nuclearpower and its nebulous, unseen by-product, radiation. Kiev, a city’ nearby to the reactor, has been targetted as a media blitz zone, ‘with speculation running rampant about what the radiation, in whatever amount it was released, will do to those who absorbed it. What is radiation? How is it emitted and how does it affect humans? How does it? as so many now fear, affect the ecosystem around us? Read on. capable of causing one- death in a $6*Radiation”, says Dr: Keith . Solomon,. of the Canadian Centre for ‘million. Natural sources of radiation are not Toxicology and the Environmental Biology department of the University capable,of causing radiation sickness in of Guelph, “is a naturally-occurring the short term, asis the suspected case with those injured at Chernobyl. The decay of certain elements.” High source of radiation from. nuclear energy, sub atomic particles are given off during the decay, and it is these particles and their energy which cause Ohuman health problems. Radiation is not a human made phenomena; there is always some radioactive activity going on arbund us. “Two radioactive elements, carbon 14 and tritium, are synthesized in the atmosphere,” explains upper Solomon, %nd the decay of radium in ” the soil produces radon.” Solar radiation, on the other hand, is an entirely different matter -it is harmless in a sense although a portion of the rays cause the skin to burn. The existance of natural radiation is k the cause of the level of background radiation that is always. present, says ’ Solomon. This level can vary from place to place according to the nature of the area; in China, for instance, the ’ level is higher. A few years back it was plants,- uranium, is not in its natural. discovered that basements in a region state too dangerous. Even when it is in Pennsylvania were unacceptably enriched .preparatory to use in a reactor high from natural causes. The problem it is not unacceptably high. The major was remedied with air exchangers. source of debilatating radioactivity coming .from reactors is from other Even though natural radiation exisotopes created in the reactor ists, however, it does not follow that it isn’t harmful. “Radiation is with the conversion of uranium. acknowledged to have no toxic In the long term, natural radiation threshold. ” explains Solomon, meancan cause health hazards. Dr. Solomon ing that there is no level below which cites the example of early watches, radiation is considered safe* Even the w,here radium was painted, on the smallest amount will have a harmful hands so they would glow in the dark. effect on humans- The designation of “The people painting the hands with the term “acceptable level” as it has radium would occasionally lick the been used frequently in the last week brushes to keep them wet, and many bf a level at which the harmful effects are them came down with cancer <of the not considered too dangerous, perhaps tongue.” He remembers the day he ap-
plied a Geiger counter, which measures is that it is pqrnanent.’ Not SO. Aperradiation, to the .face -0.f his watch. The . son can recover, perhaps not fully but danger alarm went off. “I bought a partially, from a high -does of radianew watch, and tested it.” tion. The. effects are *not. usually im-Authorities consider radiation to be mediate. A very high. dose would be accumulative, and use this when enforneeded to kill someone on the spot. cing acceptable limits. “If a -worker The reports of the two dead Russian happened to’get a dose in one day reactor’ workers, says Solomon, aren’t equal to the amount-he is allowed ‘to necessarily radiation deaths. “They are have for a year, then ht gets sickleave more .lilcely to have been hit with a for the rest of the year.” brick than died from radiation.” ‘How ,does radiation affect the body? He can believe the large number of “Radiation from the sun is called noninj,ured people, however. “They may ionizing radiation, ‘and it passes right not have died- yet, but they might.” through us. The dangerous radiation is Radiation sickness. takes time. More ionizing radiation, and most of it importantly, the levels of radiation passes right through us.” Dr. Solomon that may have been absorbed will be compared the atoms of the body’with causing increased cancer rates and the goalposts of a soccer net, and a possibly mutations down the road. radiation particle as a tennis ball. “If Another consideration is .that of paryou threw the ball,. it would miss the ticulate matter that may have been posts almost all the time. So itis with disgorged from the r.eactor . Commonly atoms and radiation. But when it does known as fallout, the matter is radioachit the post, that’s when the trouble tive and may have a half life of several starts. years. “If it is inhaled into the lungs, it will continue to radiate the body.” Thi$ is the major problem .with fallout in the environment. Aside-from so,me mutations to flora and fauna, the big effect is that /food and water consumed from fallout areas will cause furthur accumulation inside the body. For instance, dairy cows will absorb’ Strontium 90 and secrete it in milk. W.hatever else can be said about the Chernobyl reactor accident, this cani It appears to be’ a subject that can be debated a good long time.
The bad effects of radiation are not the particles themselves but the fact that, if an atom is contacted, high. energy is released and “free radicals”, such as elementary oxygen, are form.ed. These radicals chemically react, causing damage to cells or, even worse, genetic material. “Some tissues are more involved in activities where radiation can cause harm.” says Solomon9 who especially noted reproductive organs. Another consideration is the accumulation of products in the body by certain organs; The thyroid gland accumulates iodine9 and bone marrow collects radium and strontium.. One misconception about radiation \
The J,ohn P.Robarts Research Library of the University of Toronto will be hosting the “Nuclear Arms: Threat to our World” exhibit from May 9 to May 17th:This exhibit was conceived in. 1982 at the United Nations Special Session on Disarmament9 and has been shown,in several cities in Japan, Europe, Scandanavia and now’ North America. The purpose of the exhibit is to heighten awareness of the nuclear threat to the world and also to promote the desire for disarmament. The exhibit comes in three par& the first being .a detailing of the .destruction that occurred at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The second reveals the extent and power of the current nuclear arsenal, and the third section deals with disarmament and development /
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Mature students discover ,deligbt in uriiversity education <. * self-consciousness someone else might have.” He has ‘found the professors to be “m&wellous”. “If you are a “After 38 years, I’m finally ready for an education,” maturq student you stand out more, so they are willing to says Randy Williams, a 38 year old mature student in help you and give you lots of encouragement.” UW’s honour psychology programme. He is finding uniThe biggest problem Williams has faced since returnve rsity “tremendous”, because “for the first time in my ing to school is the lack of money. “I knew I was going to life I feel that school and I are on the same wavelength.” be poorer, but after being on my own for -so long, it is Williams attended Carleton University in the late 60s tough to think of going back to relying on others.” Money and early 70s. He claims that during this $me he, was was even more of an issue when Willianis tias offered “wasting the taxpayers’ money because [he] was not two $40,000 jobs just before and shbrtly after returning to ready for an education.” Even though he was not ready, school. He turned them down because he has “already he managed “to’scrape through” and feels that “these decided to pursue knowledge.” years were not spent in v&n, since the university creates Williams h& also found hk is needing to learn a speciala wonderful environment for learning about people.” ized vocabulary. His attention span has also proved to be Everything but school was more interesting to me/at a bit of a prqblem. :‘I’m not used to listening for more than this time,” explains Williams, “so I started an FM radio 10 - 15 minutes, so having to listen for 50 minutes is quite station because I was just looking for something to do.” difficult .” He comments “sometimes in Psych 101, I wake This led to a career in radio broadcasting and just prior to up and wonder how long I have been day dreaming.” ’ returning to school, he was employed as a sales manager Williams is not involved in campus issues and, activiat a Stratford radio station. ties. “I was involved in them all at Carleton. This time I Although he “liked working with people and there have more of a task-orientation. I want to make a mark in were some elements of satisfaction in this work”, the what I do rather iti the noise I make.” He states, “I want to satisfaction was decreasing “because’1 did not like*where be blunt, be brief, and be-gone!” my career was headed, I decided I wanted to become a Williams has observed that although “fewer students psychotherapist and really work directly with people,” he are involved now than in the early ’70s’ there is not a - explains. major difference in student attitudes. He comments that Williams describes getting into UW as a “whirlwind “although the issues have slightly changed, they are experience”, since he decided on August 10 that he basically framed in the same way.” He explains that wanted to enroll in September. Many of the peoplti he “today the main issue is underfunding whereas in the ’70s associates with reacted to this move with shock. was accessibility of universities to all social They had me slotted as someone moving up in the the main issue In essence these issues are basically the +ame. lbroadcasting wor,ld. They did not realize my career was classes.” He adds that “this campusis more conservative and less not turning out right for me.” There was some “back activist than Carleton, which in the late 1970s was a hot talk” and people actually told me that “you can’t do it!” or bed of campus radicals. People were making and building “you’re crazy !” Williams says “these people felt threa- moral reputations defining themselves in campus radical tened by my change because their own personal securi- activities.” ’ ties were threatened.” When you change, the rest of the “It’s fantastic to increase skills and start a new career. world has to take stock of their own liv& and face their quite confident that I am doing the right thing,” he own unhappiness.” He theorizes that “many people are I’m unhappy with their own lives, but have-made some type ~ says. of unholy pact to live with unhappiness.” He feels “my ************************. real friends are really supportive.” “I can’t control the desire to learn. I want to do it SO ‘:Accepted”, is the way Williams says people at UW have responded to him, since no one has made his age an badly I can taste it,” says Catherine Houston, a mature issue. He also feels that “behaviour often generates re- honours psychology student registered at St: Jerome’s spbnse”. He adds “since I have been working with College. She describes herself as being “like a sponge” when ,classes? end.”. . She younger people for a long time, I.did-not have. th&,slime and she -- ‘.‘h#es - itG*.: ..- “can’t @thorn by JoAnne Hutchison Imprint staff
The Universityof Waterloo reports DEC also has first look at the rea large number of computer re- sults of that research, although those
search projects are. undeway two years into a multi-million dollar agreement between UW and Digital Electronics (Canada) Ltd. The - agreement, at. the time the .largest . . contract ever between a university and a single computer manu facturer, has DEC providing $25 million in equipment to UW. So far, UW has received $15 million w&h of equipment, including 13 Fainframe computers and more than 300 microcomputers. Another $10 million worth is expected in about a year. In n?tum for its hardware, DEC receives a share in deciding the general areas of research to which the equipment will be applied. Speciic , research projects, however, are chosen by a W committee fmm proposals submitted by faculty members. Curr&t research areas im elude computer-aided learning, graphics, and artificial intelligence.
results remain the property of UW or the scientific community in general. Shirley Fenton, UW’s administratar for the proiect, reports research proposals ire &ill co&g in, includ-
why people ‘don’t go to class”. She dislikes missing class she “learns a great deal from the information others have to offer.” She is presently. registered in three &urses, but she wishes she could take five. Houston explains she has tried several things throughout her life. “I was in fashion design, but left after a year to because
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esting.” She then had a child and since she had always wanted to be a nurse,’ she went into nursing. While nursing she “always seemed to be taking the psychological standpoint and asking the big question ‘Why?’ “. She decided’to study psychology because “the idea of therapeutic counselling is something I have found I have needed from time to time and I know that other people are in great need of it.” She says she needs to better understand herself, and has an obligation to fulfill her pptential. She says a career in psychology will integrate her special gifts. She feels combell@d to study and find an outlet for theke gifts. She is also interested in the chaplaincy course at K-W Hospital because she likes “being profound and talking about spiritual matters.” Eventually she ..would like to work with terminally ill, sick, and grieving people. She sabs she “would like’to sit with a sick person and just be there for them.” “Terminally ill people have so much they can teach us because they are-not afraid to be their authentic selves.” She has observed that “healthy people are sometimes afraid to be their authentic selves because being an authentic person is a big role to live up to.” Houston has found money to be the biggest obstacle in pursuing a degree as a mature student. She says she doesn’t care if she doesn’t have enough money “because if there is a will, there is a way.” She found the first time she had to write an essay “to be a bit of a challenge” and “as with most students, there are times when I want a breather from essays.” At first. she found “the hugeness of the university scary and it was hard to get used to being a number.” She has tried to recapture the feeling of belonging by being affiliated with St. Jerome’s College and meeting people in the coffeeshop there. Alsa, since she is a mother, it is sometimes difficult to be available for special meetings or activities.
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“dichotomy” as an example. She has also been amazed at how deeply students think. She questions “is it just them or has university taught them this?” You get more out of courses if you know what you want to do and why.” She also suggested you learn things by risking and if you participate in class. She added, “most importantly keep growing, questioning, and being your own authentic self .” r
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When Pat Tobin, now a graduate student at Carleton University in Ottawa, saw a new fleet of diet soft drinks flood supermarkets in 1981, she saw a new solution to her weight problems. :‘I didn’t look at it like a diet pill, but I thought I could fill up on it - that there would be no calories,” Tobin says. She took an immediate liking to aspartame-sweetened drinks, though soon found her fondness had soured into what she now calls an addiction. However, officials at the Donwood Institute and the Addicition Research Centre, both of Toronto,say there is no known evidence supporting the theory that aspartame is addictive, and suggest that caffeine may be,respdbleTobin, a recovering alcoholic, disagrees. “I have one soft ,drink, and then I want another., I know a physical addiction when I have one, and I’m addicted to Diet Coke. Besides, I hate coffee, and I don’t eat chocolate” says Tobin. She says she was drinking about eight
Houston has found “the majority of maturestudents are w0rne.n who are sinble barents.” She finds this somewhat “depressing because they have to come back and get a career whereas married women don’t seem to be returning to school as much.” She suggested, “this trend would be a good research topic for someone.” Houston has been “amazed at the vocabulary of young students.” She laughs, “there are certain key words I have had to get used to.” She gave
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cans a day last fall, “depending on how broke I was.” Tobinhas other complaints about aspartame. Since giving up the sweetener in January, Tobin says her health has improved. “My sleeping habits cleared up immediately - I didn’t have a night in years where I didn’t wake up at least six times. But it went away just like that,” she says. ’ “I also have a better taste for foods, I’m not nearly as edgy or jumpy, and it’s easier to hold my train of thought.” Tobin said her experiences with aspartame and recent studies on the sweetener indicate the additive is not safe. “Someone told me that aspartame changes the firing order of neurons, and that scared the shit out of me. I found I’d leave the last letter from a word when I was writing d it was regular enough to make me wonder,” she says. Leonard says most of Tobin’s complaints have been found elsewhere many timesbefore. “dizziness is quite common, as well as very severe,and continuing headaches that medication can’t seem to affect.” he said. Leonard says the 19 studies currently investigating aspartame show the additive’s safety is questionable, although the respected American Medical Association approved use of the sweetener last summer. *“If you assume the AMA found no problem, then why are there these studies? Aspartame shouldn’t’be on the market until they are completed.,,” he said. D.izziness 1
are frequently of aspartame.
The AMA decision was are-evaluation of or&inal studies that led to aspartame’s approval Fn the States. As is accepted practice, the original studies were conducted by the manufacturer. Leonard said the AMA’s findings were inconclu.sive, and relied too much on Searle for information. “I think the AMA was influenced by Searle - they went along with them all the way,” he said. The AMA report did observe that some “individuals may have an unusual sensitivity” to aspartame, notably young children, pregnant wo.men, and p-eople with phenylketonuria, or . PKU, a rare genetic disorder. “Although use needs to be-monitored for PKU, the AMA concluded that there was no evidnce of danger to the general public,” said Harold Lubin of the AMA’s Chicago headquarters. But Leonard says the AMA investigation failed to review widespread complaints about the sweetener. “The AMA is being very cavalier about all of it. ,It’s as if they’re playing some sort of high-stake poker game,” Leonard said. Richard Wurtman, a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, found some serious epileptic attacks are related to aspartame consumpiton. According to Wurtman, aspartame lowers levels in the brain that guard against seizures, making the additive a serious risk to people vulnerable to seizures. Other research has ~ shown rats given large doses of aspartame deve. loped uterine polyps, or small, non-cancerous growths. 8ecause the brain, forms unttl high aspartame intake could on many youngsters.
about the age ofsix, be wreaking havoc
Leonard says more people may know of the potential dangers of aspartame once a public forum sponsored by senator Howard Metzenbaum is launched. He also hopes government opinion, long on the side of Searle, may soon shift once an investigation begins. “I think that will embarass Searle,” he said. Aspartame also makes for booming business in Canada, though the federal government has taken no initiative of its own to study aspartame. Instead, the Health and Welfare department evaluated the Searle investigation approved by the FDA, and approved use of aspartame just six days after it was approved by Washington. . John Salmimeon of the department’s health protection branch defends the government’s decision as accountable. and reasonable. “We have no doubt in our minds, based on the data that we have, that aspartame is safe,” he said. He also dismissed Leonard’s objections to marketing the product while it is still being studied in laboratories.
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“Studies on food additives are aLays going on. There will be studies on aspartame for years to come,” he said. Lubin of the AMA said “I would be surprised if evidence came to light that aspartame was unsafe.” There According
are too many unanswered questions. to some aspartame should be banned until they are answered.
Consumer complaints an’d investigations aside, Searle must also deal with a growing amount of media concern. Numerous articles in the print media, as well as investigative reports on CBC’s Sunday Morning and Market Place, have prompted Searle’s American and Canadian divisions to counter negative publicity with a new multi-million dollar campaign. Using press briefings, advertising, and “information bureaus,” Searle wants to diffuse public tension about the sweetener. [Beside “unsafe,” “sweetener” is one word Searle refuses to call aspartame, because of negative impressions following the debates and subsequent bans on saccharin and cyclamates.) Searle stresses aspartame does not cause PKU, can be used during pregnancy, and is fine for children, despite the AMA warnings. It also says aspartame is a ‘natural’ product, containing aspartic acid and phenylaline, two amino acids found in many protein-enriched foods. Searle literature heavily promotes the “protein” connection, although as American science writer Ellen Ruppel Shell says, “aspartame is far from a natural construct.” Ron Leonard agrees. He says the promotion campaign is “trying to make aspartame look like a natural product, like eggs, milk, bananas. It isn’t. It’s a chemical that doesn’t occur in nature and that is produced through only the most intense chemical mechanisms,” As well, foods such as eggs and milk contain many other types ,of amino acids, and in far smaller concentrations. The chemical makeup of aspartame makes it 180 times as sweet as sugar. Aspartame critics say pregnant women should not take aspartame because it may affect the mental health of the fetus. As well, most expecting mothers don’t know of the hazards of aspartame and phylketonuria, or that one in 60 people carry a PKU gene [two genes cause the disease). Aspartame research, though, does show an eight-can-a-day drinker like Pat Tobin is not in danger - the limit for adults is about 12. The limit for small children, though, is much less that that - four. And because many products containing aspartame, including gum, desserts, and soft drinks are marketed directly towards children, many may be far exceeding the recommended limit of safety. Aspartame’s lion dollar
makers have launched ad campaign to counter lic safety concerns.
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Leonard says disastrous effects of aspartame on young people might be found in years to come. Because the brain forms until about the age of six, high aspartame intake could be wreaking’ havoc on many youngsters.
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what the long term consumpwill be. In 40 years will there , be conditions that we can trace back to aspartame?” he askes. Searle and companies that use aspartame are required by law to advise consumers that prducts contain the sweetener. However, adver-, tising and marketing promotions give the impression that the aspartame marker is an attraction, not a warning. “What they’re selling is a lifestyle,” Tobin says. %Those commercials are slick, slick,slick. The advertising exploits several vulnerable groups - children, young girls, the overweight. They’re marketing it as a lifeline, and it isn’t.” . While Tobin as coping with sleep loss and dizzy spells, she also noticed no significant weight reduction. According to an article Shell wrote in the Atlantic, “controlling weight has far more to do with curtailing fat than with curtailing sugar and that obese people are more likely to have a ‘fat tooth’ than a sweet one.” We
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In other words, while the sweet tooth is fooled, the rest of the body, including the bloodstream, isn’t. The body automatically looks for more food, and may not lose any weight at all, according to research by Katherine Porikos of the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. Although participants monitored in her 1979 study reduced their caloric intake when sugar was unknowingly removed from their diet, they increased their intake of other substances. “They eat a bit more of everything - starch, protein, and some carbohydrates,” she said. She said her short-term study yielded no positive proof that aspartame can help lose weight. Marsha Sharp-, a Toronto dietitian and executive director of the Canadian Dietetic Association, says she has recommended aspartame to clients in the past. “I’d recommend it, and will do so again.” She says the promotional war between Searle, and the battered sugar industry, with each promoting adverse effects of the other, can confuse people. “The war between the two is like a Pepsi and Coke war - it’s like six of one and a half dozen of the other,” she. says.
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Poriokos is cautious of both sides of the aspartame debate. “There’s a lot of speculation and she says, although there is not enough lvpe,” information gathered on aspartame to “show whether this would actually help people,” “The lack of information is a crime,” says Tobin, who was not aware of most information about aspartame until she had stopped consuming the additive. She says products containing the sweetener should be taken from the shelves until the sweetener is declared safe by acceptable sources. Tobin feels, bitter about using aspartame in ignorance. “I thought t&y wouldn’t be selling it unless it was safe.” she said.
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Over the last five years Prince Charles and the City Beat Band (Prince as in the classic work by Machiavelli) have produced some of the hardest most distinctive funk records you’ll ever hear. Furthermore,songs such as &S/-I Money, More Money, Zn 0-re Streets, and Combat Zone also deal with the human costs of capitalism - the poverty, crime and waste of life which are the direct result of a system whose highest value is empty and false. h-nprird got the chance to speak to Prince Charles (a.k.a. Charles Alexander) between sets at the BamBoo May 10: Imprint: What’s all this about you being the leader of a street gang in Boston? PC: Aw, that’s old stuff, man. Z: Is there any truth to that? PC: I really don’t want to talk about that stuff because I got myself into a lot of trouble in England running my mouth about things that are true and things that aren’t and wha. tever. I’m really redirecting all my energy and all my music towards making people forget all their troubles ‘cause we all know the shit’s fucked up. We all know that things are pretty depressing in a capitalist system so when we go out we just get drunk, get high. . . but (laughing) don’t drink and drive! Z: So what happened with you leaving Virgin records? PC: Well, the guy that signed me got promoted and the guy that replaced him ran things differently and it just didn’t go well with what I needed so we parted ways. My distribution is independent at the moment because, as I said, I want to change my music, redirect it. All this street gang, hustler stuff, hardcore thing was getting on my nerves and it was being pushed on me once I had established it. Granted, I did come out and say certain things, but then it got pushed on me by the record company to keep coming out with more and more and I had said what I wanted to say and I wanted to move on.
Z: SO the new single is part of that move? PC Exactly. We Cczn Z%Zce Zt Happen is a dance record. The things that we will be doing in the future are in that vein and better. We want people to be able to relate to the music - not necessarily the message. Then again, if they’re relating to the music, the message is in the music. Z: Machiavelli’s Prince. Have you left it behind and kept the name? PC.- Yeah, like I say, we all know it exists so . . . that was then (laughing) this is now, Z: SO, by “dance” do you mean more go-go, rap oriented sound? PC.- Just dance floor.-Whatever 1 feel is relevant to the dance floor as times change and trends change, 1 just wanna keep.on top of the pulse and keep people dancing - keep their ears to the floor. Z: What are you listening to now? PC: Being in New York it’s hard to avoid the big club mixes with big
drums ‘n’ all that. I still listen to European stuff that I was influenced by the Culture Clubs, the Whams, the Level 4%. But primarily the big club mixes. I like Sly Fox (singg) Let’s go ~11 U-re wuy. That’s kicks, that’s the way I feel these days. Z: Let’s go back a bit. Last night when we spoke you mentioned that jazz was your musical start. Can you talk about that becuase that’s something I think people aren’t aware of. PC: Yeah, I noticed that a lot of people are probably not aware that I have a jazz background because it’s not really in the music. z: except when you play flute. PC: ’ ‘Right, except when I play flute, exactly. So you’re really got to listen to kinda hear that. When I was a kid, I used to play real fast - used to play saxophone real fast. The guys I was playing with were all R ‘n’ B musicians and they didn’t know any better: they thought I was playing jazz. Hell, I was just playing fast scales. They kept pushing me into saying that I was jazz so I
figured I’d better find out what jazz was all about. So, I got into jazz and started playing and then I got really depressed when I saw how small the jazz audience was and how small the jazz market in general is. So I said, since I come from an R ‘n’ B background and I like things that are pretty funky, I’m just gonna go funk. I was wished well by a lot of jazz musicians and . . . here we are. Z: Any bands in particular that spurred you to go towards funk? Funkadelic for example. PC.- yeah, well, Funkadelic of course. Z: Do you still cover One ZVution Under A Grooue or Tear T’he Roof wf ‘Z%e Suclcer (Two Funkaledic songs). PC: No, not anymore but it’s still in the music: you can hear little bits of it here and there. Larry Graham and Graham Central Station also influenced me a lot. Larry was the cat. Definitely. But Funkadelic was the mob, they made funk big-time first. Z: Was there anything in the lyrics of Funkadelic that influenced you as much as the music because Funkadelic has a definite message. PC.- Yeah well their message is very cosmic and kindalike “everything is all disjointed but weyre all in this together anyway”. For me personally, I thought Funkadelic was a little too out of touch with humanistic lyrics and so I chose to put that in my music. Things that are kinda real as opposed to “Blue is the colour of the sun, open your pussy and let me in, baby”. Z: Songs such as Gush Money are very personal. Is that the way you see issues - on a very personal level? Or do you just feel the personal is the most important level? PC No. I look at things from a pretty large perspective. Really, I see the world as a pretty insignificant speck in the universe but we have to deal with it anyway and I didn’t think Gush Money was all that effective a song until people really got into it. It evidently related to a lot of people I don’t know how it is in Canada but, in the States, the almighty dollar is a pretty tough issue. It’s really on everyone’s mind every
day. So writing a song like that and following it around makes me realize just how relevant it was at the time. Because, when I wrote it, it was just a song to me. But now, I see that it’s a pretty personal statement - not for me, but how it’s felt by other people. People’probably think it’s a really heartfelt song - which it is but money comes, money goes. I’m not really all that hung up on money. It was really just an issue and something that ~1felt from my political science studies really messed up people’s minds and it’s so irreparable. If everyone could just stop believing in money and start trading goods it would rot k this whole economy. We’d have more power. . . but who’s gonna do that? Who’s crazy enough to do something like that? So we’re stuck and we’ve got to deal with it and Gush Money: It’sstrange sometimes it feels like we’re worshipping money. But it’s not that, it’s just a reflection on how people who are not that aware are hung up, sadly, in something they don’t understand:1 was fortunate enough to understand but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna get rich - it’s just a concept. It’s bigger than you and me. We’ll just have to deal with that. Z: How did you and Tony Rose get together? (Tony Rose is PC’s manager). PC.- That was’a long time ago in Boston. I was running around with a tape of Zn The Streets and he was running around looking for someone to invest his talent, money and time into. We hooked up through Maurice .Starr, who went on to produce New Edition and the Jonzun Crew. Tony
out there and get people to see it this is some d%ferent stuff. I know it’s different because I’ve never been able to go anywhere to see what I do. It must be-different. Z:’ This tour, these gigs at least, you’ve got no bass guitar. PC: I got tired of the bass guitar because it’s so damn hard to amp, it’s so damn hard to mix. In a small club it’s either too muddy or too thin
by Tim Perlich
or too loud,or this or that. At least with a synthesizer you’re working with a signal that you can control. I really just got fed up with bass players . . . I mean, I like bass players but it just didn’t make sense anymore to use one since my music is all done with a Lyricon bass anyway. I had done so much of it and every bass guitar player I’ve ever played with has had a hard way to go trying to
was working on Maurice and Maurice was working on me and we just hooked up and we’ve been together since . . . about 1979 Z: Let’s talk about something completely different - let’s talk bout what you want to do with you Lyricon (a Lyricon is a breath powered synth which looks like a cross between a clarinet and a saxophone with a cord coming out of the end which is linked to a synth). PC: Yeah, okay, what I want to do with it is MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) it. There’s a new box that just came out by J.L. Cooper called the J.L. Cooper Winn synthesizer. One of my Lyricons is a Winn driver (which drives other synths) and the other is actually a synthesizer. This Winn driver will take the signal from my Lyricon and link it to a Yamaha DX7 or a Kurzweil or any other digital synth. I’m looking forward to that a lot. I’m picking that up when I get back home to New York. Z: What about the staccato thing? PC That’s something that really bothers me because my staccato has to happen with my tongue (‘datdat-dat’ like any woodwind instrument). But there is a way to trigger the Lyricon - my friend has a Lyricon which triggers the percussive attack with the keys themselves. When I get that, it will be ridiculous because my fingers are faster than anyone’s. My fingers are faster that most people’s that I’ve seen play the Lyricon. I really want to get this instrument
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enioys Fed Hall by Andrew Saikali Imprint staffThis may’ surprise some readers but\yes, an Imprint staffer actually enjoyed himself at Fed Hall - and at a “clone” band concert no less. The event was the May 7th Blushing Brides concert. Billed as North America’s tribute to the Rolling Stones, the Brides emerged on stage amid green and blue lights flashing to Strauss. “Also Sprach Zarathustra”. The concert was wellbalanced, mixing&blues, rock ‘n’ roll, and acoustic ballads, el%ements which contribute to the whole - to the Rolling Stones. The Toronto-based Brides, together since 1979, are bassist Martin Van Dijk, guitarist Dicky Kahl, drummer Doug Inglis (ex-Goddo member). Fronting the band are Maurice Raymond and Paul Martin as Jagger and Richard respectively. You have to look at the band in two different lights. First, as actors, doing what they can through body language, facial expression, and musical imitation to capture the spirit of the Stones. Raymond was quite convincing as Jagger, reproducing many of the mannerisms attributed to him stage prancing, the lips, etc. Martin, too, projected a solid image of Keith Richard. Even Inglis, while’ not a Charlie. Watts look-alike, mimicked the drummer’s facial expression the smile and the rolling eyes (yeah, like Benny Hill). Secondly, as musicians, the Brides gave a good and at times beautiful performance, especially the start of the second set - Tell Me, Play With Fire, As Tears Go By, and Angie.. Also noteworthy and
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well-recieved were Sympathy For The Devil, Midnight Rambler, Turnbling Dice, Jumpin’ Jack Flash (the encore), and a spirited rendition of Satisfaction. The volume, particularly on the rock and roll numbers, occasionally qot the better of the band, making cocals and instrumentation difficult to define. Yet such problems, common to most concerts, were offset by the incredible amount of energy of the band, most noticably Raymond and Martin. The Brides chose the Stones because of their huge catalogue, and also because the Stones have added their own unique flavour to every form of contemporary music (blues, rock ‘n’ roll, country, psychedalia, etc.), reflecting the times at any given point in time. Not unknown to the Stones, the Brides were even contacted by Jagger who wanted them to do the sound check for the last show of the Stones 1981 North America tour. ’ Although best known as a clone band, the Brides also do have an original album, Unuei/ecj, released
by RCA in 1982. At the conclusion of their current tour, they will be recording a second album. The first few numbers atThursday’s concert were non-Stones. Noteworthy were Can’t Come Back, a fine acoustic piece, a Brides original, and proof of Raymond’s vocal abilities. Linking Cant Come Back with Midnigh; Rambler was a great blues cover, Blues With a Feeling, which in itself showed that Paul Martin can play guitar, and play it well - with sensitivity and power. This brings up the whole question of clone bands in general. They are a legitimate response to a need - the desire by fans to hear and see their favourite songs reproduced ’ on stage. Without question, the fan would prefer to see the real thing, but that is not always possible, and given bands with decades of music behind them, there is no guarantee of hearing the earlier songs which the fan might prefer. The concert is for the fan. Stones fans attended, and we appreciated what the Brides provided - a satisfying bit of nostalgia. And satisfaction’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?.
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Somewhere between the vapid, overproduced, party-ail-the-time daysof Dance Fever disco and the vapid, overproduced, self-parodic gimmickry perpetrated by today’s smarmy dance-club denizens like Divine and Dead or Alive, dance music has become something to be scorned by most serious musical types as an illegitimate genre. Somewhat unfairly, as it turns out, with tough, innovative dance monsters like 400 Blows and Cabaret Voltaire
grinding out their magic for the nimble footed. Chicago’s Alan Jurgenson, who goes under the moniker Ministry, is also an exception. Although the Cab Voltaire influence is so noticeable (i.e. muted and distorted vocals, dubbed in radio voices and synths that bubble with frightening tension) that you expect to see them acknowledged in the credits, Ministry does go a fair distance towards redefining the word “hard” in dance music. With remix master Adrian Sherwood presiding over the production, Tt.uitch is a welcome alternative to the mindless blip-pob bleatings of clubland P.A.‘s. The singles Ouer the Shoulder
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Perlich staff With The Clock
lp, Microdisney continue to walk the tightrope stretched over a slimy quagmire of ’70s Eagles/Cat Stevens/MOR shlock. Their thoroughly mellow production and rigourously considered arrangements (augmenting their guitar, bass, drums and keyboards with sax and viola) teeters on the brink of Steely Dan, but their balance is somehow regained with sharply focused vignettes of life from the kitchen to the factory. Their detailed investigations of the grimy side of relationships are so thickly covered with glistening, almost antiseptic instrumentation that they1 might easily be lost forever in the sickly-sweet marshmallow swirl. Like Paddy Prefab and Lloyd Cole, Cathal Coughlan has a knack for conveying an entire-scenario with a quick turn of a phrase, as in Genuis: “And she knows just what you’ve done And she also knows who with She’// make her-se!f for-get -” This time they’ve managed to defy certain death and join the ranks of James, The Squeeze, The Commotions and Declam McManus.
The Bohemians by Chris Wodskou Imprint staff
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I was sure the Art of Noise had broken up and gone back to the more favourable claims adjusting market. Sadly, they’re back, churning out horribly mundane synthz muzak for the dance proletariat. The latest single is a cover of Henry Mancini’s Peter Gunn theme which, not surprisingly, sounds just like &at Box cdiuersion 28) which sounds just like Close to the Edit, which sounds just like . . . As a special bonus, there is a 355 version of the same song on the B-side for those who can bear six minutes of the dridgery - who says the Art of Noise isn’t concerned about their listeners?
where they run out of ideas and try to compensate by dazzling the listener with their instrumental skill, which is admittedly substantial. Cramming as many notes as humanly possible into .a s&x or guitar riff or settling for safe, “pleasant” arrangements that fade easily into the Pat Methany school of easily ignored mellifluousness doesn’t make up for inspired playing and memoraEnter Skywalk whose new album, ble hooks in jazz or in any other The Bohemians, plopped itself in genre. to the Arts Dep’t. desk with narry a The Bohemians is a good record, but it just leaves you craving press release, so all I can tell you is for more. The truly exciting parts of they appear to be from Vancouver and they play fusion. Verging on the the album are frequent enough to be sound of the Manteca/Hugh Marsh tanalizing, but not consistent Toronto axis, Slywalk straddles the enough to be thoroughly satisfying. boundary between jazz that really With a few more efforts like the title track and The Torchbearers, cooks and inoffensive, unobtrusive lounge Muzak. where solid melodies are driven At their best, they rival UZEB’s * forcefully instead of meandering masterful blend of intensity, polish around a negligible tune, The Boand melodicism, but there are unforhemians could have. testified to tunate moments on The Bohemconsiderably more greatness. about jazz/rock/funk/whatever fusion projects is that that they usually have litle to do with rock, funk, and last ot all, jazz. lnnovators like Miles Davis can turn fusion into a seething cauldron of frenzy, but for most, it is little more than a watered-down excuse for virtuosity, with little more than the playing itself holding interest.
and A// Duy, the companion piece to the Fed Hall and everywhere-else staple Eueryduy is Ha//oween, are almost wimpy, in fact, compared to some of the other songs. The unrestrained bitterness of Just Like You is even more intense than Over the Shoulder’s vocal inflections of coy paranoia, and Jurgenson launches a devastating assault on the eardrums with 12 brutal minutes of mechanical noise on the aptIy named buttmover Where You At Now. But Twitch is, above all else, insidiously infectious. While it seems to brush you off with a cold shoulder, it is also subtly beckoning with a lascivious grin. A very good record of its kind.
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album Dave Shipley, and Randy Stuart, all add their talents to this effort. Considering it is a two-song 45, it is surprising they all fit. The project was sponsored by CFNY FM, and all profits will be forwarded to the Engsoc, who will distribute the funds. A copy should be found in the Campus Record Store in the basement of the Campus Centre. . The tune New Waue Old Ocean is supported by a walking bassline and has the style of M + M (another Canadian talent). The production is tasty and the tune easy to appreciate, except the vocals which grate just a little. The other tune, Carve My Nurne Into the Arches, also suffers from the stark vocals. A deeper mix would have blended the vocal line into the music and alleviate the discomfort of such grabby singing. The basis of the song is a rhythmic acoustic approach and is again well executed. For the cause, for the class, for the hell of it, go down to the Campus Record Store, and part ways with a few dollars of unneeded beer money.
Another day, another Husker Du LP. At least it seems that way after this, Candy Apple Grey, their, third album in 13 months - maniacs! But wait, Candy Apple isn’t sliced into one-minute chunks of screaming distortion buzz-sawed out at (just) sub-light speed like almost everything else stumpy Bob Mould and Hart have’ done in the past seven years. No, this actually has melodies (gasp!), discernablelyrics (shock!) and choruses and bridges (horrors!) without forsaking any of the overt anger (confusion)
and hate that has endeared them to hardcore hearts everywhere. The songs still remember the things we most like to forget: paranoia, frustration, regret and missed opportunity, and the general unhappiness that skulks aIong with everybody. Too Far Do‘wn eats right to the core of depression: ‘Trn too far down J couldn’t begin to smile Because I can’t eve0 laugh ClY Because J just can? do it.”
and it is sung in such. a way that makes you believe that only H-risker -Du and you remember that-themost hateful aspect of sadness is a naked emotional void. It is this one to one relationship with the listener that makes Candy Apple so rare and tasty.
by Charles Mak Imprint staff
Emerging from the New York City music scene, the predominantly female four-member outift known as Book of Loue is’ certainly off to an impressive start with its debut album 1986. The groups delightful dance-oriented effort is awash in a fresh and dynamic synthesized sound that follows pace with heavy electronic percussioning. In no way is their music comparable to the annoying beat-box trash that one expects to hear from the Big Apple. Rather, the very “English” sound of Book of Loue can be placed in that musical category commonly known as “alternative”. Susan Ottauiano gives the music its dreamy quality with a singing style reminiscent of the vocalizing of bands like Moev and Strawberry Switchblade, but with an added sense of feeling and texture. The album is a long-awaited follow-up-to their two fabulous singles Boy and 1 Touch Roses. Both of these songs have enjoyed much play in the dance clubs and are both included on the album. Much of their music is based on wishful love themes that are mildly abstract and airy, but imaginative none the less. With Iyrics like: - “If you think I’m magical ‘cause roses bloom with my touch, that’s mathematical, . I think you think too much.” -. the band isn’t saying anything profound; it’s all enjoyably cute never the less. While Book ojL.oue may not make big waves with. their debut release, as other bands have, their refreshing and superbly produced effort warrants close attention. If songs like”! Touch Roses give any indication of the vitality, and spirit of this impressionable young band, then the future for Book of Loue certainly looki rosy. -
by Peter Lawson Imprint Staff
Following the wave of “cowpunk” bands, Dwight Yoakam is a honkytonker who reflects the style of music which filled the honkytonks in the late forties and fifties. This young man, whose family mi-
grated from the Kentucky moun’ . $ rains to the flat lands of Ohio, found ,j a musical home playing hard coun! try music to eager ears on the West Coast, beginning in the late seven- ’ :I ties. Though he escapes the “cowi punk” label, he has shared the stage i with bands like the Blasters, Rank 4 and File, Lone Justice,...These 1 ! groups have generated awareness in a young audience of the roots of i American music, and Dwight Yoa- i
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kam acknowledges their help for his career growth. With his first album release, Yoakam will receive attention for his own music.
All but three of the numbers are , billy back beat reminiscent of the written by Yoakam displaying his mid 50’s throb which exploded rock ability to write catchy tunes. A memmusic. orable ballad, South of Cincinnati, On the slower side of the life, It remains with you, and finds its way Won’t Hurt is a tongue in cheek balinto your singing-in-the-shower relad with the immortal line “It won’t pertoire. The four cooking numbers hurt when I fall down from this bar Honky Tank Man, Bury Me, Guistool”. tars Caddilacs and Ring of Fire are the songs which highlight this album Be it fast or slow, hurtin’ or howfor the younger set. Honky Tank lin’, this album is an oasis in the cessMan, a Johnny Horton tune from pool of overproduced pop music. A the 50’s, is the most compelling hop. music which is timeless, though not It swings just shy of rockabilly, but revolutionary, and will certainly man is it infectious. The Cash clan’s make Dwight Yoakam a hit with a Ring of Fire has been given a rockavaried audience.
Guitars, CadiUacs, Etc., Etc. is a surprising delight, because country music in the past 10 years has been associated with sappy, overproduced jingles and heroines with big, big, (well, enough said). Yoakam and his troupe make use of acoustic and electric guitars, bass, fiddles (no violins) and drums. This sparse musical unit plays honest music, which really swings. We Can
- Prince Charles and the City Beat Band Solid Platinum Records I Can’t Let You Go - 52nd Street Virgin Records Open Your Eye6 - APB Red River Records Shampoo Tears - Win MCA Imagination - Chakk MCA Here’s a quick roundup of some of the more significant import dance singles released in the last few weeks. We Can Make It Happen, the latest outing for Prince Charles and the City Beat Band, sees the band make a big jump sideways into the mainstream of dance floor funk. Gone is the hard-edged rhythmic attack of earlier, records. Gone too, are the incisive, probing lyrics which distinguished Prince Charles from the hedonistic masses. What we’re left with is a decent dance song in the same musical vein as Cameo, Pet Shop Boys or the System. Unfortunately there are innumberable bands producing this type of music, many of them better than this attempt. It used to be that P.C. was unique ‘- not anymore. With Imagination Chakk have maintained the hard funk sound which characterized You, their second sintile. All the usual Chakk elements are here: forceful rhythm, percussive melody, and gritty vocals. On the A-side however, they’ve been watered down and we have to wait for the dub mix on the B-side before things get hot and sweaty. Not as mind-roasting as their classic: Out of The Flesh, but a solid effort nonetheless. Dance floor veterans and favourites on the New York scene, APB somehow lost sight of their musical strengths on their last single producing some sappy pop of the Howard Jones variety but thankfully some kind soul gave these Scats a kick on the rear and they’ve found that killer groove again. Open Your Eyes is a change in sound for these white James Browns but it is just as feetthreatening as any of their previous singles. Meaty! Win, yet another group of whiteboy funksters have slowed the pace
down for Shampoo Tears. To further the damage, they add some truly inappropriate horn work to the song, making affairs worse. This one’s a dud as far as the pelvis goes but their cover of T. Rex’s The Slider on the B-side is a hoot! Last but not least, 52nd Street, a British soul group whose first few
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singles were produced by New Order, has produced the sexiest song of the lot in I Can’t Let You , Go, a slowed down, steamy workout. Diane Charlemagne’s voice is all-aquiver with passion as she croons her way through some typically trite lyrics. At times verges on being too slick but always manages to escape at the last moment.
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keep up with the Lyricon bass and as far as that WHOOM - that real roar, none ot them can keep up because I’m a whole octave’lower than them and I need that roar to feel my music. Z: Do you want to get into videos? PC.- We have a video out for Skintight Tina which came out on Atlantic last year. It went up, it went down, it did its thing. The video itself was shot by a companv which has a distribution deal wit-h Sony video and they’ve put together a compilation of all the videos they’ve shot and they’re distributing that through Sony. That’11 be out soon and you’ll be able to see that whole
It’s actually a love letter that I wrote to a friend of mine - it came out on record really well. It’s just a matter of mixing it and putting it out. I figure it will do really well on the radio. We Can Make It Happen has opened up a whole different type of radio for me and I’m just going to try and follow that up. Yeah ‘87 will be really good. I have a song on a Japanese compilation coming out. It’s the third in my trilogy of-money songs called ~4 l’%tjul Of Dollars which you haven’t heard yet. Hopefully we’ll tour Japan sometime in ‘87. 1: - So there’s no albums in the works?
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video. It was out on the market bePC: Actually, I’m laying down fore, but the deejays told me it was basic tracks at Intergalactic recordsexist which is ridiculous because ing in New York. I’m engineering we’re not showing any flesh - I now, moving on the board setting don’t understand it, I just don’t unthings, calibrating the machine, setderstand this business at all. Itk like ting the tape up: all the shit work. Girls on Film by Duran Duran Rut it’s more fun. I feel more in connow that’s sexist. We’ve got girls trol of my music. My kick drum has walking around in jeans covering up become awesome, the sound, betheir whole bodies. If anything it’s cause I’m engineering. the lyrics which are pretty sexy but The sound you hear in the future the visual image is pretty cool, will be very different - more acceppretty chill. table to a dance crowd like the peoHopefully it will just keep the ple who like Janet Jackson’s What name alive. I think ‘87 will be a good Haue You Done For Me Lately? year because I have quite a few pieWhatever it is about that record ces: We Can Make It Happen is out it’s pop but it’s funky, it’s hard but right now, there’s ~a rap record it’s . . . you know what I’m saying. It’s called 7’he Prince Charles Crew happening. The sound of the record is really influencing a lot of young, Presents . . . which is by a couple of rappers but we produced it and are , blat k musicians. I’m down with that, I really like handling the distribution. that sound, the sparseness, the hard We’re working on a record now percussion, the great song. Put it all called 1 Can’t Stop Louing You together and it spells “I wanna go which is really great stuff. It sounds see that group, I wanna go see those like Lisa Lisa meets George Clinton. people!!“.
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May 24 to June 1 is National Physical Activity Week. It is an opportunity for all Canadians to celebrate the fun, fitness, and friendship that come from physical fitness and participation. In order to get Canadians into the “active*’ spirit, May 23 has been designated as SNEAKER DAY, The idea is to get us thinking about physical activity by having us wear our sneakers or running shoes ALL DAY - whether we’re at the office, at school, at home or out on the town! So, set a good example at University of Waterloo and slip into your favourite pair of sneakers next Friday. Campus Recreation invites you to come out and participate in your favourite physical activity during this special week and to continue your participation throughout the term.
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by Kandi McElary Campus Recreation
Engineering Class of %7 presents Spring
Pyjama Party H to be held at SC SCH Thursdai May 22, 1986 8:30 p.m. Those with PJs . . $2.00 Those without PJs . . $3.00 Naked . . . . . . . a.$l.OO
If you find you can’t take the time to participate in a Campus Recreation club, competitive league, co-ret league, or fitness, swimtiing, or special interest class. There are many activities you can do individually at your convenience. l Open gym time is available and posted on the weekly gym schedule located at the Red North entrance. l Pick up a free brochure from the PAC receptionist indicating jogging routes with mileage. Also available is a personal jogging log folder. l A brochure on weight training is free for the asking from the PAC receptionist. l One thousand hours per week of squash And racquetball court time is waiting for you! l Book a tennis court and enjoy fun in the sun. l Approximately thirty hours per week of pool time is reserved for recreational and fitness swimming. l Exercise bikes are available - so peddle ‘till your heart’s content. l Row your way to fitness on the rowing machine. l Warm up or cool down to the Flexi Circuit located in Red Activity Area. l Golf anyone ? A nine-hole practice course is at your disposal located north of Columbia Fields. l Horseshoes - yes, a nice way to spend an afternoon. Find out where they are located when you pick up some horseshoes from the PAC equipment centre. l Recreational Skating: Check the ice schedule to see when the 13 hours per week of recreational skating occur. l You may also be interested in Drop-In Figure Skating, Mondays, 590 - 6:00 p.m. or Pick-Up Hockey, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, e 1l:OO - 12:OO noon. Campus Recreation supplies the equipment and facilities. All you need to supply is the INDIVIDUAL.
If you have a creative and artistic streak andwouldlike to get involved . . . the ‘86 - ‘87 Federation of Students’ Handbook Editor nee& your assistance!
Graphic mists and caztoonists who would like to see their work in print or anyone else who wants to help with layout and production, please come to the Fed. Office, CC 235, see Carol Fletcher, Handbook Editor.
Why do so many personal fitness campaigns fail? If you have promised yourself that this summer you will be active and become more fit, but are already “forgetting” this promise, then perhaps you need to take a realistic look at what a fitness campaign requires to be successful. Fir&, you must realize that becoming fit requires a change in your current lifestyle. Since your current lifestyle has probably caused you to become unfit, many habits and routines will need to be changed. It is important to expect yourself to change these habits, but not to change them overnight. Actively work at changing your lifestyle, but be realistic about how many changes you can make at once. Your fitness program should fit into your regular schedule. For example, if you habitually sleep through your alarm in the morning, do not expect to suddenly start leaping out of bed at the crack of dawn to run five miles. Some determined people may be able to make such drastic changes, but most of us may find such a change difficult to handle initially. To break your sedentary way of living, look for fitness opportunities in everything you do. At lunchtime, walk across campus and have lunch in the farthest spot you can find. Do not plop in front of the T.V. to watch a baseball game! Get some friends together to have your own game. (The scores and highlights of the games on T.V. will be televised on the news anyway.) Second, you must realize any campaign - whether fitness or political - must have a well-defined plan. Many fitness campaigns fail for the simple reason that they are not fitness campaigns at all, but rather aimless attempts to do something about physical shortcomings. Long-term and short-term goals are necessary to succeed at anything. As a co-op student, I find it helpful to set a goal for the term. For example, preparing for a bronze swimming examination, training for a tournament or race near the end of the term, or just being fit so you can enjoy some challenging hiking after exams. Short-term goals are realistic, attainable steps which are taken to help you reach your long-term goal. Short-term goals could be signing up for a fitness class, finding a fitness partner, or swimming two more lengths than usual. Jotting these goals down and reviewing them regularly is helpful since it makes your plans more concrete and allows you to measure the success of your own personal fitness campaign. By being realistic about fitness programs and by realizing that to be successful you must change your current lifestyle and establish long-term and short-term goals, you can and will be successful at your personal fitness campaign. %
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Urgently Need house or apt lease for Sept. 86 - Sept. 87 w/n walking distance of U of W. $30 reward. 8848747. Hey! All you people who want to be involved in the Jewish students Association. Did you know there’s a Bagel Brunch/general meeting on Tues. May 20? It’s in C.C. 135 at 11:30 am. 1:30 pm. Come on out and help plan events, meet new (and old) friends and, of course, eat bagelsl. D,on Lyons: Hi there! Welcome back. I hope you had a great workterm andan amazing summer term. I’ll try to reach you through Imprint. Take care. Shayla. To Ian Rabb: The Jewish Student’sAssociation received vour note and SERVICES wants to invite vou to attend our first Bagel Brunch/general meeting on WILL DO light moving with a small Tues. May 20 at 11:30 - 1:30 in C.C. truck. Also rubbish hauled away. 135. You’ll learn everything you want Reasonable rates. Call Jeff 884-2831 to - and more! SAILING - SAILBOARDING ConesGet involved! Delta Omega Chi prestoga Sailing School offers sailing ents Summer Rush ‘86, May 20 to 30. and/or sailboarding instruction. for Drop by the Campus Centre andtalk to adults (2 evenings per week for 3 us about it. For further information,. ,week period). Sessions start June 9, watch for our posters, or call Thomas July 1, July 22. Information and regisat 746- 1996. tration forms: Lorne Moor, 578-2784; PAC MAN - Have you fallen off the Ian Macdonald, X-3596. . edge of the earth? I want a squash BODY CHECK fitness appraisals and game! Call PEGGY 894-0894 bepersonalized fitness programs. Spring tween 10 am. and 2 pm. Mon. -Thurs. special 10% discount. Phone 884GOLD’S GYM member seeks partner 6530. Located at Parkdale II Plaza. for weight training. Any experience CLOWN HUGS - Trained clown will level. Either gender. Lisa 886-0629. entertain at children’s birthday parDESPARATELY SEEKING Barb Alberties, family picnics, parades, promoton. Anyfriendsof Barb & Dave, would tions and other special occasions. you please pass on my phone #I to Balloon animals, face painting, active them: Home 886-3193. On campus games, educational sessions. Hugs ext. 2304. Thanks 2 million: Hans. for everyone. Reasonable rates. T.R. JANUARY 13-1.4 Conference. Phone 888-6057. Let’s Party!!! Call M.E. 884-7226. PARTIES, BBQ Excellent steaks and ’ DO YOU have an-idea for a great skit? ribs at wholesale prices. Ideal for stuIs there a hilarious song you’ve always dent houses, summer BBQ’s and long wanted to do.but were never given the weekends. Call Joel 886-2137. opportunity? Well here’s you; chance to get those skits, monologues, and WANTED songs out of the closet and use them. Bring them with you to the Theatre of WANTED: SEMEN Donors for artificial the Arts May.20; 21 or,22. We’d love to insemination programme in the area. see them! See Campus Events for Donors must be healthy and responsimore details. ble. Preference given to married canDO YOU want to know what the didates. Kindly contact Dr. N. Assad, ORDER of the 8lACK SHIRT is? Do 695 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, you want to know how to join this elite Ont. NlR 7J9 group? Then come to the Theatre of URGENTLY WANTED: East Indian the Arts May 20, 21 or 22 and we’ll male donor for artificial insemination show you how. See Campus Events programme in the area. Donors must for more details. be healthy and responsible. Kindly CALLING ALL members of the ORDER contact Dr. N. Assad 695 Coronation of the BLACK SHIRT. We need you this Blvd., Cambridge, Ont. Nl R 7J9. summer. Come to the Theatre of the MUSICIANS NEEDED for raw rock’nArts on the 20,21 or 22 of May to find ‘roll band a la Beatles, Stones, Who, out more. See Campus Events for deKinks, Zeppelin, etc. Call Doug 884tails. 7106. HAVE YOU always dreamed of doing something in front of all your friends HELP WANTED at Fed Hall? If so come to the Theatre of the Arts next May 20,21 or 22. Your dream can come true!! See Campus HELP SAVE a life! Volunteers to help events for more details. set up (9 am.) and take down (4 pm.) a blood donor clinic May 29 on campus. PARTIES, BBQ Excellent steaks and For more information call Rob after 7 ribs at wholesale prices. Ideal for stupm. 746-l 780. dent houses, summer BBQ’s and long weekends. Call Joel at 886-2137. 1 THE STUDY Skills Spring Programme LOST will begin the week of May 19, 1986 and will include workshops designed LOST PAIR of tinted prescription to help students develop effective glasses, brown&plasticframeson Sunstudy habits such as efficient time day, May 11 near Sunnydale or Albert management, notetaking, reading, as St. Call 746-6992. ~ well as preparing for and writing exams. The workshops are two hours VOLKSWRITER DELUXE diskettes long and continue for four weeks. Stuand manual in green box (in MC dents unable to fit these workshops 2054?) Two weeks ago. Please call into their schedules may see the Diss Trot at Ext. 3717 or 743-9273 or Study Skills Counsellor by appointsend to Opt. 124. ment. Interested students can register at the reception desk in Counsellin’g TYPING Services, Needles Hall 2080.
COMPUTER TERMINAL: VC 404, green screen, printer port: $275 or best offer. Radio Shack CoCo II microcomputer, J & M Drive Controller, 059 Software, cables; $300 or best offer. Call Les at X3423 or 888-7475. BEST PRICES!!! Software, disks, paper, ribbons, hardware and accessories for l8M, Apple, Commodore and many other computers. Call Micromarc Computer 884-5397. BASS GUITAR. Alcivar Bass (fender precision copy) in excellent condition with-H.S. case $225. CAII 745-8804 weekdavs.
25 YEARS experience - 75c per page double spaced. Westmount area. Call 743-3342. TYPING 30 years experience. 75c double spaced page. IBM Selectric. Essays, resumes, theses, etc. Westmount-Erb area. Call Doris 886-7153. PROFESSIONAL TYPING. Essays, term papers, theses etc. Fast, accurate and dependable service. $1 per double spaced page, call 886-4347 (Sonia). UNIVERSITY GRADUATE (English and latin) available for word processing of &urn&, work reports, term papers, letters to employers. Editing available. Personal computer and letter-quality printer. Disk storage for efficient revisions and multiple copies. Draft copies optional. Phone Judy, 886-l 648.
AND HEREWE HAVE A VERY POPULAR EARTH.GiSTURE TO GREE’i THEIR LEADERS TYPING; $1 .OO per double spaced page, close to Universitv -MSA Call Kaien ‘746-0631. . WORK REPORTS word processed. $1 per double-spaced page. Near Seagram stadium. Draft copy always provided. Mav book ahead. Phone 885-l 353. . RESUMES WORD processed. $3 per page, 25c for original. copies. Near Seagram stadium. Draft copy always provided. Phone 885-l 353.
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Sept/86 in 2-bedroom apartment. $55/week. Extra if mealsdesired. Call Joan at 744-9400 or leave a messaae. HURRY! ONE large bedroom in plush Prof’s home has just been vacated. Double bed, all linens and towels, colour cable TV, microwave,.piano, fireplace; the place is loaded!! All for only s 150 a month. Available immediately. 885-5454. HOME AVAIlABLE for summer or permanent beginning June 1. 3-bedroom townhouse needs one further . roommate. All the luxuries-of home: washer/dryer; yard, etc. Semi-fur: nished room. Call, Leanne at 8850836.
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HYPNOTIC SHOW 7:00 p.m., Modern Languages. Tickets $4. Sponsored by the Indian Students Association. BOMBSHELTER -OPEN 7:00 p.m. to 1:OO a.m. Camous Centre.
MASS every Sunday at St. Jerome’s, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. CHAPEL service at St. Paul’s United Colleqe, 1100 a.m.
info, ATTENTION all singers, dancers, actors, and actresses. Upstage Productions is presenting a hot comedy revue this coming June. We\ need actors, dancers, singers, and technicians. Come to the theatre of the Arts at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Wednesday and Thursdav.
ANNUAL MEETING Canadian Federation of University Women. Dessert Party. 6:30 p.m., Westmount Golf & Countrv Club. INNERTUBE WATERPOLO final entry date for Co-Ret 1:OO p.m., PAC 2039. Fitness classes beain. WHEN THE MOUNTAINS TREMBLE film about Central America, 8:00 p.m. at the Princess. Benefit for Canadian Crossroads International, (3rd world awareness program). Admission $4. WOMEN’S CENTRE volunteers needed for the summer. Meet at the ’ Women’s Centre 1O:OO a.m. or call Sheila at ext 3457. WATERLOO JEWISH STUDENTS Association/Hillel presents its first Bagel 8runchIgeneral meeting. Tues. May 20, C.C. 135. 11:30 - 1:30 p.m. All Welcome. EVERYONE WELCOME! The ASEANS is holding a B.8.Q. and campfire at Laurel Creek. Tickets are s2.gg per person. Contact. Jecilyn Lim 884-7913 or Chyau Chiang 746-4350 for more
CAPTAINS SCHEDULING MEETING Co-Ret Innertube Waterpolo, 4:30 o.m. CC 113. THEMAS: Informal discussion 5:30 CC 138B. Communication between faculties is the objective: BRAINSTORMING SESSION for FASS 1987. Writers needed: Latent Humourous tendencies desirable but not necessary. Bring your thinking cap and a smile. All Welcome. 7:00 p.m. M & c 5045. BIRTH CONTROL centre volunteers meeting. 1O:OO a.m. at the Birth Control Centre, Campus Centre. For info call Sheila at ext. 2306 or 3457. WATSFIC (Waterloo Science Fiction Club meets every Wednesday at 7:00 o.m. in Camous Centre Rm. 138B. HURON CAMPUS MINISTRY fellowship Wednesdays 5 p.m. Wesley Chapel, St. Paul’s College. All Welcome. Chaolain Graham E. Morbev. EVENING PRAYER and sermon. Conrad Grebel College, 4:45 p.m. BOMBSHELTER - open 7:00 p.m. to 1:OO a.m. Campus Centre.
BOMBSHELTER - Open 1200 to 1:OO a.m. Campus Centre.
(sl5OImo.) or two-bedroom apt. to share for fall/winter. Call Cindy at 578-9225. TOWNHOUSE WANTED - 2.or 3 bedroomms - finished basement preferred. Close to universities. s5OOImonth range. Call Steve, 888-4848. APARTMENT OR townhouse to share for non-smoking, clean and easygoing female for Sept. to Dec. (or Sept. to April) Close to UW. Call (416) 8452006 (collect). iLASSlilEb ’ DEADLINES: . 5:OO p.m. Monday, the week of Publication. CALENbAR DEADLINE 12:gO Noon Tuesday, the week of . Publication
NUCLEAR ARMS and Canada’s role. Author Dimitri Roussoloupos will speak on new directions for the peace movement. Admission Free. 7:30 p.m., CC 135.
CHINESE STUDENTS Association is having a B.B.Q. at Columbia Field at 6:00 p.m. Come out for an exciting game of earth-ball at 400 p.m. on the Village Green before the B.B.Q. Tickets . and info at the Chinese Library. BOMBSHELTER - open 1200 noon to 1:OO a.m. Campus Centre. First Friday afternoon B.B.Q of the summer!!! Every Friday afternoon of the term. Come and enjoy some burgs in the sun.’
INFORMAL Worship with discussion following. 700 p.m., Conrad Grebel . Coliege. Every Second Sunday of term. MASS every Sunday at St. Jerome’s, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. CHAPEL service at St. Paul’s United College, 1l:OO a.m.
WATSFIC (Waterloo Science Fiction Club meets every Wednesday at 7:OO p.‘m. in Campus Centre Rm. 138B. HURON CAMPUS ministry fellowship Wednesdays 5 p.m. Wesley Chapel, St. Paul’s College. All Welcome. Chaplain Graham E. Morbey. EVENING PRAYER and sermon. Conrad Grebel College, 4:45 p.m. THEMAS: Informal discussion 5:30 CC 138B. Communication between faculties is the objective.
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