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Breast protest planned by Dave Thomson Imprint staff After recently losing an appeal of conviction of indecent exposure, Gwen Jacob has declared July 18 and 19 to be a “national top-optional weekend.” July 19 is a day of significance for Jacob; it was that day last year when she was a r r e s t e d f o r i n d e c e n t exposure. She had initially taken her top off on the way home from school because it was a hot day, but was charged after refusing police requests to put it back on. The point of the weekend, said Jacob, is “to get women out, with or without men, to do whatever they were going to do anyway, but without a shirt.” But she added that “if you’re not comfortable with it don’t do it.” She suggested that woman who are going to remain clothed but sup port the cause could play a supportive role for their shirtless friends, who may be apprehensive about removing their tops. Locallv, the Universitv o f Waterlo6’s Women’s Centre and the WPIRG Men’s Group are organizing a demonstration of sorts in Waterloo her

Erik Estrada, eat your heart out! Officers Marshall Gavin and Lori Emick prepare to embark on UW’s new bike patrd. Photo by Peter Brown by Peter Brown Imprint staff The UW security department has made a step toward conservation, participacHon, and accessibility, atl at once. With the purchase of two souped-up mountain bicycles, UW police have joined other police forces across the country in instituting a bike patrol here on campus. “We hope that this program will improve iecurity here- on campus, but also help relations with the city community,” said security’s Wayne Shortt. He-said that on M&ndav, two b i k e officers assisted Waterloo Regional Police in searching Waterloo Park behind Westmount Mall for a crime suspect. UW was

called because the mountain bikes could go into areas inaccessible to cars or motorcycles. WRP have a bike patrol in downtown Kitchener, but not in Waterloo. “Canada Day festivities (on Columbia Field) were a good indication of the response from the public,” said officer Marshall Gavin, one of the first riders and a kev player in the purchase of the bikes: “We were constantly stopped and asked about the bikes: Th; iesponse was very positive.”

Shortt hopes that the bike patrols will save gas, as the cruisers iill not have to 6k used as much. He also believes that riding bikes is a more personable approach to the campus community than riding in a car.

The bikes will also allow security to patrol some areas of the campus much more efficiently, according to Gavin. The road to the Bauer warehouse on the north campus, for instance, has been a problem in the past.

To patrol it, an officer in a security would have to drop off another officer on Columbia Street who would walk along the path and be met by the cruiser at the other end, some&nes as much as an hour later. Now, the path can be patrolled in 1520 minutes on the bikes. The UW program, which started two weeks ‘a& will be onRoirig, t h r o u g h a s n&h o f t h e ye& aS

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Prez talks turkey with COU, MCU by Peter Brown Imprint staff *The Federation of Students’ Iobbying contact with the provincial government continues this summer, president Dave Martin told students’ council last Sunday, July 5, “We, and people from the other four schools which are not in the OFS (Ontario Federation of Students), have met with the Ministry of Colleges and* Universities and the Council of Ontario Universities recently,” Martin told Imprint, “Both meetings were positive,” Martin said. “We were meeting to discuss our common perspective. No concrete proposals were made.” First came the meeting with the COU, an organization that is seeking an income contingency plan for dealing with student loans. This is a plan which would link the repayment of

student loans to students’ ability to pay after they have graduated. “The COU is more concerned with the financial aspects of income contingency,” Martin said. “The student organizations (UW, Queen’s University, Brock University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the University of Toronto) are also intere$ed in issues of accountability and accessibility.” Martin says that Jan Donio, the assistant deputy minister in charge of the Ontario Student Assistance Program with whom the student leaders met, felt that income contingency was a more long-term objective. Minister of Colleges and Universities Richard Allen is a big fan of income contingency, Martin said, and wants to increase accountability on the part of students as tuition fees rise. Also at the July 5 council meeting,, council endorsed changing the

Federation record store’s name to The Music Source as a result of a recent contest. Nicholas Mew, a UW alumnus (BA, ‘91, history; BSc ‘90) and WLU history masters student, submitted the recommendation as part of recent contest. He also works on campus in the biology department. “The name is appropriate for the record store,” said John (J. J.) Jongerius, manager of the store. “We asked for name ideas that reflected how the business has changed from vinyl to CDs and cassettes. And we can get most orders for customers within a matter of days, so the name The Music Source is even more appropriate.“

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vinyl LPs and 20 promotional casset-

tes from the store, along with a T-shirt with the new name once they are produced.

’Park on Saturday, July 18, that they are calling a “walk-a-breast . . . in the spirit/flesh of supporting Gwen Jacob and all people who fight to end unfair gender discrimination.” The organizers are hoping for a mix of women and men, both with and without shirts ‘because if they choose to arrest just women without shirts, then it’s obvious that it’s gender-biased.” , Daryl Wilson, a member of the WPIRG men’s group, said that men should begin to “take responsibility and work against the discriminatory nature of our patriarchal society.” Jacob is taking her case to the Sally Jesse Raphael talk show on July 20, and plans to continue appealing her conviction until she reaches the Canadian Supreme Court. Supporters can send donations

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Gwen Jacob has also designed and produced “Targets of Discrimination” T-shirts to help defray her legal costs; they are also available through the above address.

Feds debate protest poster by Peter Brown Imprint staff The Federation of Students board of directors voted 3-2 this week to overturn a student council decision to ban a poster advertising Walk-abreast, a protest in support of Gwen Jacob organized by UW’s women’s centre and a WPIRG men’s group. President Dave Martin’s motion,, that authorized placing the poster on Federation bulletin boards, recognized the autonomy of the women’s centre and acknowledged that the Federation will not be endorsing an explicitly illegal activity. The contentious part of the poster for the July 18 event was text that read: “We need women with shirts / women without shirts / men with shirts / men without shirts - so that if anyone is arrested, it is obvious why.” Councillors at a meeting on Sunday, July 5 were concerned that the poster encouraged an activity that might be illegal and may reflect poorly on Waterloo students. Because this issue was not added to the agenda until the Friday before, representatives of the women’s centre or the WPIRG men’s group were not invited to the council meeting. On these grounds, women’s centre coordinators Sue Forrest and Helen Victoros asked Federation vicepresident, university affairs Sue Crack to call an emergency board meeting for Tuesday, July 7 to discuss the issue. Martin, Crack, and non-executive board members Tom Drlje, Elizabeth Barratt, and Glenn Rutland were present; vice-president, operations and fmance Brent McDermott and none x e c u t i v e m e m b e r mSchm were absent from the board meeting.

“Putting these posters on our boards is endorsing something that’s questionable in the law right now,” Drlje said. “It is considered illegal until the issue is resolved elsewhere, in the courts.” Forrest disagreed, saying that the decision of a judge in one case does not make bearing breasts by women illegal in all cases. “We’re inviting people to wear a shirt or not wear a shirt, and that’s something people do each day,” Forrest said. Forrest quoted from section 173 of the Canadian Criminal Code to show that women exposing their breasts is not literally dealt with. Instead, she said, it takes a judge to interpret this act as “indecent.” “Regardless of sexism in society, the university can play a leadership role in battling sexism,” Victoros told the board. Forrest described the Walk-abreast event as a protest similar to ones in the past, on a variety of topics, where UW’s Federation has advertised the protest and W students have been arrested. The women’s issues board, Forrest said, paid for buses to travel to Guelph for a protest outside the courthouse where Jacob’s trial was taking place. Forrest cited Imprint articles describing anti-war protests in 1489 in Ottawa where UW students were arrested. She also recalled working in the Graphix Factory at that time and producing posters for those events. “I am in full support of the protest,” Barratt said. “But from the corporation’s point of view, I have to consider our legal Liability.” Barratt i& abo chairperson of me women’s issues board.

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Cbmmunity c arden needs green i wmbs byGeoffHiIl special to Imprint Nestled behind the Optometry building, where the groundhogs frolic, a stone’s throw from the car impound lot, lies one of the University of Waterloo’s best kept secrets. This is the location of the North Waterloo Community Garden, a free resource both under-publicized and under-used. The garden, currently in its first year of operation, is funded by a grant from the Ministry of Agriculture and operated through the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group (WI’IRG). The half-acre plot of land is loaned at no expense by the University of Waterloo, which used to run rental garden plots on this land until it became too expensive to manage. Now, under the direction of WPIRG’s Greg Slawson, the use and benefit of the community garden are offered free of charge for anyone wishing to be involved. The objective of community gardening is to enable people who can’t

garden to grow their own produce. Many people lack either the space or time to do their own gardening. The emphasis is on everyone involved working together to create a prosperous garden to be enjoyed by all. Slawson, the garden coordinator, has implemented the technique of organic gardening. This technique eases the effects on the environment

a hearty diet for the Fall term as neither chemical fertilizers nor pesticides are used. instead, natural fertilizers (cattle manure) and pesticides are in use. Integrated pest management is a term used for a strategy of dealing with pests without using chemicals. This consists of encouraging natural predator-prey relationships (ie. birds

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versus insects, insects versus insects) as well as companion planting in which certain plants repel certain insects or animals. At the garden, marigolds have been planted adjacent to the tomatoes since the marigold scent repels aphids (plant lice). Another of the garden’s objectives involves the education of the participants about organic gardening and the food industry in general, By using the local community garden, they will ease their dependence on their supermarkets as welI as foreigngrown products. Also, the organically-grown produce lacks the chemical residue that commerciallygrown produce may have. The benefits of being involved with the garden are obvious - a few hours of your time will: result in a share of the bountiful harvest. At this point of the season, the garden requires some tending and maintenance in anticipation of the harvest. “Everything is set up and already planted,” Slawson says. “What we need now is people to come out. They don’t need to know much and they will learn a lot. I’m here to get things started and to help out as much as possible.” Some of the crops planted include red hot and other chili peppers, corn, lettuce, and beans. These, along with other vegetables, will started to be harvested in mid-August, September, and continuing into October, providing a hearty diet for the fall term. As well, pumpkins, watermelons, and squash are due in late September, just in time for Thanksgiving. , Between now and then, however, the garden (and Slawson) requires community involvement in order to ensure a fine harvest. Everyone is encouraged and welcome to participate (and don’t forget that it’s free), For information regarding the comfiunity garden, contact WPIRG at 884-9020, or drop by the garden behind the Optometry building.

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Ontario government funds UW geoscience research Ontario’s economicaIly important carbonate petroleum reservoir> will be studied by a University of Waterloo earth scientist with funding from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. With the $7,450 provincial grant, Prof. Mario Conigliv will conduct research on “pore characterization of carbon,ltck pcbtrolc’u m rt’servc rirs” located in southwestern Ontario. His grant is among 21 university gt’oscience projects funded this vear bv the ministrv. The research is considered usef;l to cornpan& exploring and producing in these carbonate petroleum reservoirs, as well as to those interested in natural gas storage or commercial waste disposal. Scientists consider thr space between pores an important controlling factor in predictive computer rnodelling and optimal use of hydrocarbon rtrstrrvoir capacitv. * Two grants help make college more physically accessible _ I A project to makt! the Universitv of St. 1rromr’s College more clcct&hltl to pcoplc with disabilities has received a major boost with two local pa n ts. Tom and Elizabeth Mot2 of Kitchenrr have donated $50,000 for thtl construction of an ~lcvnh>r at ths college for ~~c’rsons with phvskxl dis~~biliti~s. The Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation- has contributed $5,000 toward the sarnc project. The college, federated with the. Univrrsitv of Waterloo, is seeking $200,000 in total ior a three-store!, hydraulic t+~\;~~t~,rfor its cLlssr~)onl building. At present, onlv one cIassroom, an auditorium and two htdshroonls xt’ wht-vlchair ncc&sible. Areas such as upper floor classrooms, facultv offices and the librarv clrt’ not whe&hair accessible, posing considvrab& difiicultv t’or studtlnts with physical disabilities. Groundwater probe in Rockwood led by UW earth scientist The safetv of drinking water for almost 100,000 people in the C;Ll+hICockwo~~d art’d could hingt’ ~111 the findings of’ r\ studv bv cl Uni~~tbr~it\~ of Waterloo groundwattlr rxptlrt.

Thtl sturlv is vicwcbd ds important b~mustl oi tlw uniqcw chrlrxtt~rktic~ ot the bedrock material known its karst. Unlike the more porous rndtt+al usu;lllv fcw~ci in Cquifers, karst is hard btlclnlck and whthn f’racturing it w2ates “\wtical cav4.3L*” A potential danger occurs when contL~nlinants filter into thtbstl LIIW because of the high speed thev can trave1 - far higher than in porous quiftlrs. Thor stutjv will attempt to forge guidelines to prt’vt’nt potrntial stjurct’h r)t’ pollution from entering the Amabel-Dolr)stont~ aquiit~r.

Motorized te-ams score big f r o m UW News Bureau It’s been another good year for University of Waterloo motorsport competitors with top 10 standings in both the Formula SAE and Mini Baja events. The UW team placed ninth out of 54 competitors from Canadian and US universities and colleges in the Formula SAE competition over three days in Dearborn, Mich. UW’s vehicle was fourth out of 70 schools in the Mini Baja in Milwaukee, Wis. The Formula SAE event, held ‘at Ford’s Research and Engineering Centre, w a s o n e of a s e r i e s o f collegiate design competitions organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The seven-member UW team, with a turbocharged Honda-powered entry, “came away with high honors,” said Barbara Pontello, communications manager for the society. The winning team was from Cornell University, followed by the University of Texas-Arlington and Virginia Tech. Entries were judged in static events including design presentation and - -

cost analysis, and dynamic events in+ding tests such as skid pad, acceleration, handling and braking. The highlight of the competition was an autocross event that measured the cars’ endurance and fuel economy. The teams were given a year to produce a hand-built, highperformance, formula-style race car. The rules encourage students to be creative rather than force them to adhere to strict engineering parameters since the focus is the actual engineering, not racing, Pontello said. In spite of mechanicai problems, the UW team members were finalists in the design competition and successfully completed an endurance race that half of the entrants failed to finish. “These results combined with lateral accelerations of 1.2 g on the skid pad and a loo-yard acceleratitin time of 5.2 seconds gave the team its top 10 finish and the distinction of being the highest placed Canadian university for the sixth year running,” the team reported. Team members were: John Crocker, Terry Forth, Peter Kuechler, Sal

LeRose, Bill Liu, Dave Nelson and Daniel Zabarylo. Project managers for the 1993 team are David Chen and John Salmon. The car will be displayed during the Indy race in Toronto in July. The Mini Baja racers competed in off-road events including a skid pull, top-speed/acceleration, braking test, handling ability and hill climbing as well as judging for appearance, tiriginality, structural integrity, and ride evaluation, said team member Mike Duu pe. There was also a three-hour endurance race on a moto-cross track in which the UW car was among only 24 that finished. The course included driving down a “20-foot, dead man’s drop,” he said. Tennessee Tech won the event with 840 points, folowed by West Milwaukee Virginia University, SchooLof Engineering, and UW (with 780 points}. UW team members who built the off-road racer from scratch were Doupe, Steve Watts, Rob Wolf and Barry Yerxa, all of whom have just graduated from the mechanicalengineering program.


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b y R o b i n Modler Imprint sports Every term, Campus Recreation hires stidents to fill positions of instructors, pool staff, conveners, referees, referees-in-chief, and student assistants. Campus Recreation relies heavily on the hard work of these part-time employees to organize, instruct and run the instructional programs, as we11 a s t h e c o m p e t i t i v e a n d corecreational leagues. However, the students are hired on a term by term basis, therefore they must learn quick l y , and be both efficient and extremely organized. So today Campus Recreation and all its participants would like to thank

all the student leaders for a job well done. For more information on how to become involved with the program see the PAC receptionist in room 2039 PAC. The following individuals are referees who have provided an outstanding contribution to Campus Recreation. KayIa Dixon

Kayla i s a s e c o n d - y e a r c i v i l engineering student. This is her second term refereeing basketball. Although she played basketball in high school, last term with Campus Ret was her first game as a ref. S h e s i g n e d u p for referrhng because she missed playing basketball and wanted to get involved in

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sports on campus. She enjoyed officiating her first term, SC) she is doing it again. As well as refereeing, ~ she piays innertube waterpob arid soccer onher class teams and also teaches squash. Sam Bruce

Sam is a fourth-year math student who has held the position of umpirein-chief of softball/slo-pitch for two terms. As well, he has acted as assistant ref-in-chief of basketball. officiating at the University of Waterloo, reports Sam, has given him the experience to officiate at a cih, and provincial level. Sam bcg:an ofiiciating in his 2A term, not only to enjoy the sport but as a way to meet people and earn some extra money,

Fed debate wotest Doster Forrest felt that the Federation should not be treating community relations as its first priority. She also pointed out that the mandate of the Federation includes the goal of fighting sexism. “But what we’re debating is not that we fight, it’s how we fight that is the issue,” Martin said. . Last Friday, an eniployee at the Graphix Factory,

Two officers from UW’s police will be taking a course later this summer that will teach them defensive riding techniques, including how to dismount the bike at 20 kiltimetres per hour, how to jump a fence with thtl bike on their shoulder, and how to defend themselves with the bike. These two officers will then instruct the rest of the riders on thest) tcchniques. T h e 21-speed Univrgas includt> the following features: - Two rear brakes, plus the regular front brake. This is to improve braking power in inclement weather and so that a rear brake lever can be on each handle, allowing the cjfficer tt) brake safely with either hand. This is especially important when can-yin): d

package or trying to apprehend someone who is on foot. - A detachable front light, making an instant flash light. - Padding under the crossbar to facilitate carrying the bike Director of securitv Al MacKcnzitr got the idea f<)r the bike patrol from n seminar at York Universitv last fall, and spent the winter trviny: to securt.’ the funding for the bikes, which cosst $1,100 each. First, securitv contacted I-lalton Hqqional Police, the srjuth~rn Ontclrir, police forctl ml& active in bike patr o l s ,Ind a s k e d them for thcb specificCltivns of their bikes. Then, UW touk these specs to fivr nrea bike sfores, four of which said that they could meet the specs. The fifth, Zig&s Cycle, felt that bikes which might have to chase someone across UW’s campus needed more stringent standards, Security agreed, and upgraded the

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where the posters were being printed, brought the objectionable text to the attention of Crack, who notified Martin and McDermott. The executive consulted general manager Fred Kelly, who felt that it was a political, not a legal, issue and should be taken to council. They did not seek advice from the Federation lawyer on possible liability.

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Another bad fee by Walter Wagdeithner Imprint staff A couple of weeks ago, there was an article about co-operative educa-

tion fees in hnpht. Upon rereading said article, it seems there were some questioos left unanswered. As a result, Imprint decided to conduct an informal investigation into the marking of student work reports. After talking to a number of departments (about 17), some significant patterns emerged. In many instances, work reports are marked

this duty piled on to various other administrative tasks they are already responsible for. When some were hired, they did not know they would be marking reports years later. To suggest, as Bob Truman’s glorious “government-approved” formula does, that the University incurs an extra cost by marking work reports, one would expect to see p r o f s g e t t i n g b o n u s e s for this work But, when full-time faculty do the marking, they do not get paid over and above their normalpay scale. The administration’s rationale is just that,

by ft&time professors: this would

rationale. Not all departments have faculty

n o t be necessarily significant except for the fact that this task is often

mark work reports. Some (most ridably Math) have their reports

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marked by someone outside the department. They do incur a cost, but all departments act as if they do too by gohg by this procedure. The real cost simply does not measure up to what must be collected. When all the money is collected, it

“Deparhnental Service”. Any administrative duty not related direc-

tly to teaching or research falls under this heading. Interestingly, many undergrad or co-op advisors we talked to mentioned that profs would still get paid the full amount of whatever they get paid whether or not they were marking work reports. Many profs have

goes into the University’s revenues. T h a t m e a n s the money UW’S

administration obtains by charging co-op students goes into the budget,

which is applied to costs associated with the tihble student body. Co-op students end up paying more in to a system which seems to be shrouding a fee in jargon and formulas based on “estimation”. As a result, someone is not being treated fairly: maybe the profs who do not get paid extra even though the university implicitly tells students they do; perhaps students in departments which do not incur an extra cost, but have to pay anyway; even, those same students who might be paying for departments which use

outside markers. Unfortunately, Bob Truman was not available to discuss these things when Imprint went to press, but there is a good chance WC’ will talk to him in the near future. In the mean time, call, write, or talk to him. Ask him why many students appear to be paying an unjustified fee. And, if you

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I’ve been studying the state of religion (Christianity in particular) in our beautiful country. I’ve been helped by a great book called Fmgmented Gods, written by the Canadian sociologist Reginald Bibby. I-Ie says that Canadians are treating religion differently than they did in the past, due to the increasing industrialization of Canada. As Canada becomes more industrialized, institutions become more specialized. Canadians are consumers, applying the consumer mentality to every part of life, including religion. Bibby says there is a problem with this. Religion, instead of standing over against culture, has become a neatly packaged consumer item. In the past, religion was an integral part of peoples lives. Today it no longer occupies center stage in our society. Canadians still pay lip service to it, but it carries little weight. Religion has little influence when it comes to entertainment and morality. Religion means nothing politically and economically.

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What has happened? Where has Christianity gone in Canada? How are Christians’ affected by living in Canada? Did you know: - Today almost 72 per cent of Canadians believe in God? - 67 per cent believe Jesus is divine? - 58 per cent believe in life after death? So where are these believers? 72 per cent of the people you wilI meet tomorrow believe in God. How many of them go to church? Not too many. What’s going on in Canada? Why is there such apathy? Did you know: - That 35 per cent of Canadians follow astrolo&y? - 61 per cent believe in ESP? - 63 per cent believe in psychic powers? - 75 per cent read their horoscope? This article was written for those people who believe in God and believe in the divinity of Jesus. If the above numbers are to be believed than I am probably addressing at least half of UW’s population. Please note that the above numbers come from Bibby’s book, and the data is from 1987. Maybe things have changed in the past five years, but I’m sure the 72 per cent figure has not gone down much in those five years, if at all. If you are one of those 67 per cent who accept the divinity of Jesus, than listen up!

Shame on you! To the editor, 1 don’t know Jonathon Sweet. Never met him, or heard of him before today. My understanding of the background of the current Turnkey crisis is only mildly more complete than the average person on campus. With this in mind I would like to comment on the memo you printed in your issue of June 26/92, on page 3. There was a time when I would have considered applying for a job as a turnkey. My experience with the Turnkeys has been positive in the past, in fact 1 can’t remember anytime when I have felt that a Turnkey was impolite or unhelpful. 6 years ago, when I was working the nightshift at CKMS, I was scheduled to work the graveyard of New Years Eve. I arrived at the station, a half hour early (luckily), after attending a social gathering with my friends. It was snowing pretty bad, and I found that the person who was supposed to have been on before me had not arrived, or left early, leaving the door Iocked. I remembered that the Turnkey desk was supposed to have an extra key, so at 1:45 in the morning of January lst, I drove through a snow storm back to the CC to get the key. The Turnkey we awake and pleasant, and gave me a cup of coffee before I left. An hour and a half later, while I was doing my show, the Turnkey called up and requested a few tunes, and reminded me to drop the key off when I was done, at 6:00 am. Over the past 6 years, I have never once received a grumbly or annoyed Turnkey on the phone, whether 1 was asking for a student’s number, or asking to be transferred to a different extension. A few weeks ago, I found a wounded bird out on the lawn in front of St. Jeromes. Knowing the Turnkeys’ reputation for handling all and sundry, I ended up stopping by the desk, with the mourning dove nestled nervously in my baseball cap. The Turnkey explained that he knew a vet that would help out the bird, and probably for free, and gave me directions to his clinic. In my long association with this University, I have always viewed the Turnkeys as a vital helping hand stretched out to the students forrnost, and anyone else who needs information, aid, or some quick advice. In the past I have often been greeted by a Turnkey drinking a coffee or tea, eating a sandwich, or munching on some poptlorn. Never once did

it cross my mind that the person was being unprofessional, in fact, I oftpn thought that it made the Campus Centre more approachable, more homey, and eased any nervousness 1 had (in my youngt’r days) in approaching these mysterious hosts. In the past I have looked up to, thanked, admired, been friends with, and appreciated these pleasant helpers. I would rather go to them if I had a question 1 needed answered than any other support staff on campus. I would have liked to be a Turnkey once, but Sweet’s memo destroyed all that. Perhaps it’s just as well; one thing that growing up in North America tries to impress ,on you is that adulthood means throwing away all of your Romantic conceptions, and I must admit that my vision of the Turnkeys was probably one of them. Sweet’s memo and the current crises brings them firmly into the realm of the disgruntled worker coupled with desperately heavy handed management in some nasty domestic confrontation. I am not sure how much popcorn costs, but I am sure that the pay docked for the turnkeys, while they are on shift, but away from the desk eating it will more than cover the expense, and the same goes for coffee, soup, and so forth. K&p that “May I help you”smile on Turnkeys! And whatever you do, don’t let it be unprofessionally marred by the momentary obscurement of a coffee mug, after all, it seems you are there to help, not to make people feel comfortable, or welcome. I cannot berate Mr. Sweet for his actions. His behaviour is minor mimicry of the tendencies of management in our culture. He is playing his role rather well it seems. I can only offer the fading ideals of an increasingly disillusioned student as I watch the corporate politic gradually take over this institution, from Wright’s insistence that academia’s proper bed fellow is lucrative technological research, to Sweet’s insistence that a Turnkey’s lot must not be a happy one, in the interests of budget and security. 1 If it’s all the same with Mr. Sweet, I will now go and seek my employment elsewhere, in what I once thought was the hard, unforgiving outside world. Heck, why stay here; out there, the pay’s better. V. Haag EnglishMnthropoIogy

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Canadians are willing to accept Christian views of the supernatural as well as traditionally non-Christian ones. They are shopping around religiously. When they want to marry, theyll go to a church. But they won’t go to church regularly, because that requires commitment. They won’t give money. They won’t get involved. They’ll go to church on Easter and Christmas. They’lI accept the church’s teachings on life after death, because it satisfies their fears about what will happen to them, but they won’t accept the church’s views on premarital sex, because that requires them to change their life-style. After all, who can live today without having sex?

pick a belies any belief or step right up and pick a moral Christianity has become fragmented in Canada. People are treating it like a consumer item. People will believe and accept what works best for them, and will reject those things that require sacrifice and commitment. Do you see this in your life? I see it in mine ail over the place. I go to church on Sunday and Waterloo Christian Fellowship on Tuesday, and turn around and go to the BombShelter on Wednesday. My sexual activity is not up to the Christian par, but I just keep it separate from my Christ+ beliefs in my head.

Does any of this sound familiar? Do you shop around from church to church, trying to find the one that works best for you? Do you hesitate about getting involved in your church life because it will affect your academic life? Do you listen to some church teachings that satisfy you (such as heaven for believers versus hell for unbelievers) and neglect others that don’t (such as trying to abstain from sex before marriage)? If so, you’ve fragmented Christianity in your life. Is there a part of your life that your Christian values do not touch? (Iike your business-life, your school-life, your love-life, your social-life?) Think about building a cohesive lifestyle that reflects God’s presence in every nook and cranny. Untkagment your Christianity. I get frightened when I talk to people who accept the divinity of Jesus and yet keep a fragmented religious life-style, because I don’t think they have enough. From a Christian perspective, it seems to me that claiming Jesus is divine is step one, but there are other important steps to follow. The next step involves changing your lifestyle to reflect this belief. Most people don’t go on to step two, and it seems clear to me that step two is very very important. Without step two, you might as well get off the ladder. Step one works only in conjunction with step two.

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Richler ponders independence Mordecai Richler Oh ccrncrtkr! Oh Qud?d Penguin Books, 260 pages $24.99

review by Dave Thomson Imprint staff Who cares? That strikes me as the attitude of most of the rest of Canada, when asked about the Quebec situation. The past decade or so of constitutional wrangling is not as simpie as most of us would like to pretend, however, Z received my first truly in-depth understanding of Quebec’s sources of nationalism and “distinctness” a couple terms ago (they all blend together nowadays) from Sandra Burt’s political science course about the subject. What I learned in that course began to erode my previous indifference lo the point of my aImost forming an opinion.

T h e n r e n o w n e d Q u e b e c anglophone author Mordecai Richler enters the ring, expanding Ihe ranks of the enemy but clarifying a great deal, at least for me. Perhaps that is the reason for the countless yards of newsprint devoted to criticizing his latest work. For those not familiar with Richler, it should be further explained that this author has written several works of fiction and non-fiction, winning numerous awards, but managing to incur the wrath of almost every living FrenchCanadian poIitician, regardless of political persuasion, whenever he explores goings-on in the political arena. As usual, his prose is an eye-tickler for a generation raised on television, and knowledge of his dictionary sends the readers to search out their own, every dozen pages or SO.

I’m not sure where this book falls on the best-seller list these days, but publication of excerpts in the ~VPM’ Yorkc~r, and the ensuing “outrage” amongst Quebec’s elite no doubt whet a few appetites.

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The speed of the satirical prose approximates a lumber, as Richler plods along the historical route to the present day. Sentences are made so long by way of extensive comma use, in order to interject numerous analogies or asides, that by the time one arrives at a period, the impact of the statement can become lost. Richter disentangles the Quebec problem in a meandering manner, thank goodness, saving the reader from stifling chronologically-ordered chapters and events. It’s almost as if the book were written in chunks, when an idea popped into his head after dinner. He switches from past to present in a breath, sprinkling the text liberally with analogies and political and social history, and other interesting tidbits. T h e c o n t e n t i t s e l f i s s u p e r b l y wellresearched and thought out. Quebec’s language laws and their effects are thoroughly scrutinized and rightly criticized as draconian, and his statements are shored up with a great deal of varied and revealing evidence. Although there likely are omissions, his arguments are strong as the best bridge; Claire Hay’s babble compares by way of a flimsy footbridge in the Amazon. As Richler is a Jew, the subject of Quebecer’s anti-Semitism and xenophobia in general is recurring throughout the book and linked to problems that go even beyond the constitutional debacle, yet provide an understanding for demands such as control over provincial immigration. As he ponders the possibility of actual separation occurring, he delvcbs into the economic logistics, demonstrating the nearimpossibility of separation on that level alone. He points dut, for example, that the United States and GATT (General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs) wouId likely consider the French-only sign law to be a non-tariff trade barrier. As he nears the end of the writing, Richier reveals his position, one which was not overly evident in the book and won’t be revealed

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After the country has been deluged with thousands of brooding opinion polls and editorials, we are finally blessed with an exciting and revealing text encapsulating the big , picture. The flood of criticism unleashed on such a credible and capable writer is likely a result, as 1 have observed in similar instances, of the writer hitting the nail squarelv on the head.

But is there anything Icft in this late epoch to remind us of ourselves? The string of Fringe Festivals currently happening across Canada, as the summer slowly winds its way to an autumn denouement, provides a cultural arena for local theatre communities often not accorded them by established mainstream playhouses. Many stage original w o r k s w h o s e form a n d conttlnt create a powerful artistic edge that recalls the surfeit of cultural activity in Europe bettitten the wars.

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here, like a dolt who tells the end of a movie vou are half through watching. The nuts and bolts of the matter are surmised eloquently by his conviction “that separation or sovereignty or independence, whichever, is a Quebecois bourgeois conceit and could only be brought about by politicians who are indifferent to the welfare of the province’s working class and farmers and who, furthermore, would welcome the destruction of Quebec’s once thriving English-speaking community. “if Quebec’s independence were a projected book, rather than a political cause, it could only be published bv a vanitv press.” F e w aspects a b o u t Quebec o r i t s institutions are left unscathed bv Richler’s biting satire, which attacks the Surete, the c h u r c h , (mis)treatment o f nativt%s a n d immigrants, alienation of Anglophones, the province’s major French and English language newspapers, former and present federal and provincial politicians, tucien Buchard, Keith Spicer, and a host of other antagonisms,

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The fact that the quality of many productions will often make you wince in pain or blush with embarrassment is acceptable as nothing more than differences in ability. More importantly, people are actually expressing themseIves. While the participants are often in the ~w~w~vsorm~hir~g g e n e r a t i o n , I h a v e n o t i c e d audiences consisting of al1 ages filling the seats. What is equally heartening is the enthusiasm of the volunteers who keep a noon-to-midnight slate of shows running so efficiently, they would shame many large corporations, but without the hierarchical discipline required in the realm of wage slavery. I volunteered in the Montreal Fringe this year and couId only wish my full-time job v,as as pleasurable. That each festival has a local flavour that springs from an organic growth (it ail began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1941 and emerged in Canada first in Edmonton in 1981) is what makes it eminently humanscaled. ~htrrt: is an anarchic feel to SUCK 8 ~~S~VQ movement that it strengthens the notion of building cultural roads for people living in their communities to walk along and maybe heal the dehumanized psyche that is aII SO common in this alienated world.


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are a big deal from UW News Bureau

A team at the University of Watertoo is researching microsensors - tiny devices that detect light or temperature and send the information to a computer.

Prof. Arokia Nathan, of UW’s electrical and computer engineering department, is helping to develop expertise among his students through a graduate course in microsensors that he started. He’s also working at the forefront of the technology, through a lo-member research team at his microsensor t&t and characterization

The research team he has brought together includes a post-doctoral fellow, Yash Bhatnagar, who completed his PhD at Cambridge, three PhD students, four master’s degree

“DALSA has been very supportive. They have allowed us some design space in their chips. They have also given us chips to test and made resources, including design time,

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available.”

Prior to coming to Waterloo three years ago, Nathan completed his PhD at the University of Alberta, working on microsensor design and simulation and in particular,’ magnetic microsensors. He continued with microsensor research as a post-doctoral researcher at the Swiss FederaI Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich: He has also

Among the problems the researchers concern themselves with has to do with how faint can a magnetic signal be and still remain detectable or how small a change can be detected. This is limited by the intrinsic noise (low

worked in industry, notably at ISI Logic

Corp., a leading gate array company in Silicon Valley, CaIif., where he was a senior process engineer investigating micr0sensor fabrication using ASIC technology. .

laboratory.

These days, customers go through checkout counters in supermarkets faster because microsensors read the bar codes on everyth ing we buy. These tiny

frequency or white) generated within the device interior. Speaking in relative terms, the lower the strength of the magnetic field the “greater” the noise problem. Noise is, basically, unwanted signal and its presence makes the reception of the useful or wanted signal very difficult. It is somewhat

semiconductor-based electronic devices are. capable of converting- a physical signal thermal (eg, temperature, heat flow), radiant (light intensity, wavelength), chemical (composition, pH, concentration) - into an electronic signal that can subsequently be made computer compatible.

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and unique dimension to the activities of the fabrication facility of the Silicon D&C& and Integrated Circuit (SiDIC) laboratory,” says Nathan ‘The SiDIC lab was founded on the campus many years ago by Profs. Sawas Chart+ b&tin and David Roulston, who have been .very helpfu1 and cooperative in pro,vi&ng me infrastructure. The full access to the current f&Iity, managed by Roger Grant, is very weU organizd and the device research activity is weII known in the world. I was very impressed by this and had no hesitation accepting the job offer.” *

(approximately the same as the cross sectional area of a human hair) and as thin as only two micrometers. There are several issues that need to be investigated, the key one being device

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(uncrystallized) silicon-aluminium thermocouple. The amorphous silicon technol-

ogy set up in the SiDIC lab by Chamberlain is relatively new. As a material, it is well known for its optical sensing properties though little is known of its other sensing properties. Bhat-

nagar and Nathan have done some preliminary characterization, They find it has a large Scebeck coefficient (named aftgv a 19th century researcher in electromagnetics) . They are now systematically performing experiments for a variety of different samples and operating conditions. “ l n m o s t o f o u r w o r k , computer simulations are our starting point,” Nathan summarizes. “We numerically simulate the

There are microsensors that can make very rapid chemical analyses telling us, for example, whether there are toxic substances in the air we breathe. There are also level sensors, pressure sensors, and so on. So rapidly is their use growing, that it is estimated annual sales of microsensors will approach $15 billion in the United States

c o m p e t i n g i n o t h e r high t e c h , m a s s production-related areas where initial investment costs are enormous. Microsensors are a “niche” product - often a component of a larger product. Fundamentally, all that is needed to guarantee success inthe microsensor area is expertise - knowledge.

Such devices inevitably consist of a suspended diaphragm occupying 100 micrometers by 100 micrometers in area

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They help maintain quality staridards in huge paper mills. They are in change-making machines in Japan where they can detect the denomination of a yen note by sensing the type of pattern printed on it in magnetic ink. They serve as electrical power meters in Switzerland. In the field of high-tech medicine, they permit doctors to do microsurgery. They tell us whether things are hot or cold (temperature sensors); whether lights are o’n or off (optical sensors); where objects are (position sensors}; and how fast liquids or gases are passing through a tube (flow sensors).

What should be particularly interesting to Canadians is that microsensor techno@y offers tremendous opportunities for a modest-sized country that may have difficulty

integrity of the sensor.”

researchers are looking very closely at these issues and also at possible material alternatives, to enhance the sensitivity of the device to very low flow velocities. One possible thermal sensor for very low

Sensing dwica are not new. In 1806, Wilhelm von Siemens, a German-born researcher and innovator, made a temperature sensor by utilizing the temperature dependence of a resistor made of copper. Microsensors as we know them today are a phenomenon of the past decade OT so, and are one of the world’s fastest-growing new technologies. They are being put to use to automate countless boring, repetitive, difficult tasks. They are much faster and vastly more accurate than humans.

alone by the year 2000. Added to that, there will be annual sales of over $13 billion in Europe and $10 billion in Japan where every large automotive manufacturer - Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi - has its own sensor division

“These requirements can quite easily be met with the IC technology in view of the wealth of readily available circuits and circuit design techniques, ” Nathan reports, “The key step is to develop suitable design methodology for the sensor so it can be integrated with pertinent circuitry on the same chip . . . without compromising either the electrical performance of the circuit, or the mechanical

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Microsensors may, one day, make it safe to drive without watching the road. The research Nathan and his associates are analogous to listening to a weak or far-away involved in is supported by Canada’s Natural radio station when static or “noise” makes it hard for your radio to tell you clearly what is Sciences and Engineering Research Council, being broadcast. the Information Technology Research Centre. According to Nathan, there are different (a provincial centre of excellence), the Un&ersity Research Incentive Fund, and by sources of noise within a microsensing device private industry including Gennum Carp:, and coping with the problem is very complex. and the UW spinoff company, DALSA Inc., of Still, he and his team members are learning to Waterloo. DAISA is a manufacturer of optical do so. For example, they have found a way to sensors utilizing CMOS (complementary reduce the intrinsic noise by as much as four metal oxide semiconductor) microchip orders of magnitude, This reduction technitechnology. que has allo&d the resolutiqn of magnetic fields in the high nanotesla regime - the .One attractive feature of ‘microsensors is highest reported so far, using silicon. This that they can potentially be made at extremely reduction technique relies on the fact that the low cost, since they can be built as additions to output noise is highly correlated - a feature the microchip, making the cost of the micinherent only in certain sensor structures and rosensor the same as that of an integrated ciroperating configurations. cuit. The computer microchip (or a microprocessor) still has a long way to go in terms of being expLoited to its full extent. In its present form it lacks “in situ,” or sensing ability; thus by in&grating a microsensor

with, say, a microprocessor on the same chip, one provides the latter with a vital additional function “Our main research thrusts are currently in two areas,” says Nathan. ‘First, we are working on a rnagnetjc pattern recognition system that can‘be realized using the CCD (charge coupled device) technology of DAISA, without violation of any design rules or technological steps. DAISA is currently using CCD technobgy in the manufacture of opti-

to make it possible for them to include magnetic mrs - build them right into their chip, virtually for free. We are close to developing a full technology package that can be transferred to industry. cal sensors. We want

Nathan claims: “As a result of this work, we

are now able to design test structures which can readily allow the identification of the predominant noise source(s) in the device through correlation measurements. Moreover, although we generally view noise as a nuisance it does provide a lot of infonnat-ion regarding the material and it can serve as a useful analytical tool for material characterization.” The second project deals with the devel0pment of a sihcbn-based (miniaturized) thermal gas flow sensor using standard integrated circuit (IC) technologies such as bipolar or CMOS technologies. Conventional flow sensors, which are

in the automotive industry, chemical and biomedical instrumentation, and other applications. Most applications require high accuracy, rapid response, high sensitivity, calibration stability and low power consumption. expensive, are widely used

device in question to gain a better understanding of its operating principles. For example, we simulate the exact electrical current trajectory in a device when it is subject to a magnetic field or the heat transport in a device when subject to various flow conditions. Numerical simulations facilitate microsensor design; they reduce the number of costly trial and error steps of device fabrication. As well, they provide sensitivity estimates and serve as an optimization tool.” T h e UW m i c r o s e n s o r r e s e a r c h t e a m includes graduate students from physics and mathematics as well as electrical and computer engineering students. “Our work is, very multidisciplinary,” Nathan explains. “Physics students have a broad, fundamental background and can be of much help to the engineers. Students from a mathematics background arc particularly helpful in numerical simulations.”

Besides a mixed student team, Nathan collaborates with other faculty with different but complementary backgrounds and expertise. One of these is Prof. W. I? Huang, w i t h e x p e r t i s e o n p h o t o n transport; he cooperates in the development of a newlyinitiated project on an optical sensor integrated in silicon (Si), for the detection of mechanical signals. Yet another is’s colleague in the chemistry department, Prof. V. K. Karanassios. He and Nathan have begun collaborating to develop chemical etch processes to machine or “sculp ture” silicon tar the tabrication of grooves, . trenches, columns and other basic components. As a material, silicon is almost as tough as steel. But unlike steel, the machining of silicon is done with chemistry, which aIlows features of the order of micrometers to be reaIized. To Nathan, one of the key elements impeding the rapid development of microsensor techno&y thus far has been a lack of multidisciplinary teamwork, and he suggests the spread of sensor technology badly needs such colhborati~ -xertamy today, there is no reason why rapid progress can’t be made,” he concludes. “Appropriate microsensor technology and

the benefits of microminiaturization ought to be more readily available than they have been in the past”


Breasts Abound in Summer Heat They hope to have women with shirts, women without shirts, men with shirts, and men without shirts, so that if police chose to arrest only women without shirts on charges of indecency it will be pbvious that gender discrimination is involved., ‘1 There will be an organizational meeting on Thursday July 16 at 7 pm in the Lions Brew Pub (comer of King and Princess in Waterloo). This will allow participants to discuss potential implications of actions they may choose.

by Sue Fix-r& Imprint staff

On the two hottest days of last summer, Gwen Jacob walked the streets and parks of Guelph top-free. Why? She was hot. Very hot,

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this case: “In the preseirt circumstances, one of course, readily sees that the female in exposing her breasts and the male in exposing his breast is doing essentially the same thing and that the discrimination alleged in this case is not limited to an act which one or the other of the sexes cannot commit. The essence of the matter here; as 1 see it, is that anyone who thinks that the male breast and the female breast are the same is not living in the real world. The female breast in its physiological components and its role in the sexual fife of

The Fine Print... “Everyone who wilfully does an indecent act (a) in a public place in the presence of one or more persons, is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction.” The Criminal Code does not supply a definition of “indecent.” Though Section 174 crimiilizes public nudity, ii can only be applied with the express permission of the Attorney General. Short of this, there is no law explicitly criminalizing beitig top-free in a public place, regardless of gender. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms affirms that every indiGdual is equal before and under the law, and should bh free from unfair gender diirimination. Yet police in both Kitchener and Guelph have seen fit to interpret unadorned women’s breasts as “indecent.” A seemingly incongruous inter-

Gwen Jacob’s words of wisdom to women participating in the Waterloo Walk-abreast: “Please use a good sunscreen. Make sure you’re with supportive people. Enjoy the stolen freedom.”

men will meet in the Gwen Jacob and ail

spirit/flesh of supporting people who fight against

unfair gender discrimination. The organizers, the UW Women’s Centre and the WPIRG Men’s Group (Men Working to End Patriarchy), have termed the protest a ‘Walk-abreast” and pIan to meet near the old schoolhouse at 2 pm.

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pretation, given the unquestionable suprernacy of the Charter.

Gwen Jacob has called for women across the country to bare their breasts on the w&end of July 18 and 19, a year to the date she first walked around Guelph top-free. On the Saturday in Waterloo Park, women and

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Both lawyers and Judge Payne debated extensively about community standards, and how these standards can be reasonably measured. Wright introduced advertisements from mainstream magazines depicting women with bare breasts. Judge Payne commented on the role of media in determining community standards: “I think it is significant that, notwithstanding the editorial positions taken and the media coverage given to this incident, no evidence was produced t0 show that Thc~ (C;u~~//~h L&;i!v] M~>R*u~~ or Thr I;rororrtoj &r printed a picture of Miss Jacob with her breasts bare. There may be a’ number of reasons for this, but one reason must (my emphasis) be that these papers did not choose to send indiscriminately into the homes of their readers a photo on the front page (or any other) of a bare breasted women. It is because they thought it might be in bad taste? or ipdecent? This cause of conduct speaks more eloquen-. tly of community standards than any editorial.” &en Jacob confirms that on numerous occasions the Kithwr- Wwrh &OR/ has asked her to pose for top-free photos. In closing, Judge Payne stated that in this case: “protecting the public sensibilities is a legitimate government interest.”

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Both Gwen and Terry-Lee were charged under Section 173 (1) of the Criminal Code:

Walk-a-breast...

Implicit in his reasoning is the belief that men’s right to not be Sexually stimulated in public is more important than a woman’s * right to be top-free. In his decision, Judge Payne chose to quote from another case: “The differences in public opinion concerning the parameters of decent behaviour are naturally prevalent among Judges. Thus similar acts may be found by different Courts to have a different legal charac-

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nurturing of children places this part of the anatomy, as far as I’m concerned, in the community standard to be a part of the anatomy

Out of curiousity/concem for how Gwens charge would be treated in the courts, I attended all of the trial - e v e n t h o u g h it m e a n t five-day-long tips to Guefph over three months. I was struck by the unchecked slew of explicitly sexist parables submitted by court officials, unquotable here as I have not been able to acceis the trial transcripts. I was able to procure a copy if Judge Bruce Paynes decision, of which I have excerpted #e more interesting bits.

Dubious Decision... Much of the discussion around this case

focused on the constitutional question of why a woman was charged for exposing her breasts

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Gwen was not charged. Gwen’s defence lawyer, Jeff Wright, used this issue of constitutional rights as their primary defence. However, Judge Payne found that the constitutional concerns were not applicable ‘in

that should not be exposed gratuitously and continuously in public places and the rights of other members of the community not to be presented with this spe&cle and offended by it ought to be recognized.” Judge Payne felt another issue took precedence over constitutionality: ‘?I thjnk the

important aspect of this case is the time and the. place and the circumstance in which the exposure took place. Surely the people of this

community walking about the streets of the city in the normal course of their business do not have to be subjected (my emphasis) to the sight of female. persons exposing their breasts.”

. Crown Attorney Owen, Haw presented Jtidge Payne with 11 articles disseminating human sexuality. From these articles, Judge Payne deduced: “It is clear to me therefore that the f&ale breast constitutes a very personal and respot4-x part of tke fmvkb anatomy and is a part of the female body that

is sexually stimtilating to men, b#h by sight and touch, and is not therefore a part of the body that ou@t to be flagrantly exposed to public view.” _

Margaret Buist, a feminist lawyer from tondon, is representing Gwen through her appe&. I%edictablyi- they lost thhir first appeal at the Ontario Court, General Divis&n. They will appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeals and, if &cessary to the Canada Sup reme Court. As they are appealing a summary conviction on a point of law (as opposed to a point of fact), in both these courts they must receive leave from the court to be able to appeal.

Buist has worked pru WHO to date, bolstered by the rei,e&ch of several law students. Thky appealed on several points of law, including two references to the Charter {freedo? of >xpression and freedom from unfair gender discrimination) and that Gwen was charged under the wrong sectioneof the Criminal Code. Buist discovered several Canadian cases in which women had been acquitted after being charged for being top free (while sun-bathing) under Section 173; thus by precedent, Gwen should not be convicted under this section. Gwen could not be charged under the nudity section as permission was not requested from the Attorney *General. Buist is no longer financially able to work pm halo. Gwen is continuing to fundraise by selling her ‘Targets of Dkimination” Tshirts, available through the Uw Women’s Centre. She had hoped to proceed through LEAF, who pursues cases on the basis of

unconstitutional gender discrimination; this

avenue is closed following a recent slash of $13.5 million in federal funding to the Charter

Challenges Program. In addition to lawyer

fees, Gwen must pay close to $1,500 for requesting

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This week’s double bill at Lee’s Palace brought TSOB (the sound of Boston) to TO in the form of college radio stalwarts the LRmonheads, sup ported by former Blake ,Babies frontwoman Juliana Hatfield. Hate field is promoting her solo debut &I &&, which features head ‘head Evan Dando on a handful of tracks~ Meanwhile, the great new kmonheads record, Iti CI Shcnncj AIwut &I*, sees Hatfield credited as a third member of Dando’s group (bass and . backing vocals). For all that, Dando and Hatfield pretty much maintained a “separate but equal” doctrine. Hatfield opened with her own two-piece backing band, and for the Lemonheads set she appeared only once or twice to add backing vocals.

And while H&field ‘was clearly frustrated tith her guitar sound, the audience seemed to agree with Evan Dando, who piped up “It sounds fine!” from the front lines of the crowd.

HutJierd and the Lemonheads get the balance right The Lemo.nheads show was split intd ,two distinct sets. The first s$w them ripping through the good new tunes off Rq plus a few older gems (“Mall0 Cup,” “Hate Your Friends”)‘. The sound struck a balance between H(Q~‘s tight, rhythmic suaveness and CL%* *,.*,,,m.,c*A -,c,llL-c. Ai IOCM-V.?

Actually, with the guitar chords at thtr foy&ont throughout the show,

Hatfield proved herself a capable solo rocker, as she passed on doing the Blake Babies’ back catalogue in favour of strong new material like “Lost and Saved” and ‘TEverybody

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former in Canada today, and the most loved” by MK~LWLS magazine. F e r r o n and Fearing, whose accolades have adorned Imprint arts pages in the pa&t, really need no introduction. Praise like “*a feast of

ference was that Dando actually has a

deceht voice, one that can croon and emote as well as it can shout. He also has an attitude and a half, just enough to keep the crowd wildly entertained without crossing the line into obnoxiousness. (F’rinstance, Dando very obviously switched Tshirts with Hatfield before takiig the stage, and then looked put out when a fan called him on it.)

The ‘heads’ second set had an entirely different flavour. It began with Dando on-stage with just his guitar; after a few numbers his rhythm section joined him. The second set featured covers (the Misfits’ “Skulls,” ABBA’s “Knowing Me, Knowing You”), new songs, lengthy (1 trq&~ interludes, and a children’s song called “Being Around,” that the band started and stopped at least three times.

While the first set was tighter, rocked harder and was more consistent, the second was quieter, more musical - and more fun. Each revealed a different side to the Lemonheads (separate but equal again) and taken as a whole, the show established the ‘heads as a creative force to be noticed. A superb night.

A feast of friends

Ah, summer. What better time to off the old Birkenstocks, and settle in for one of Ontario’s fine folk festivals? And what better place to do it than GueIph? Yes, I did say Guelph. The Royal City - well, its environs - is gearing up to host the ninth annual Hillside Folk Festival, which will boast a lineup of 31 performers, the largest in its his and herstory. * Over the weekend of July 24-26, you’ll have the opporhmity to savour concerts and workshops by a rare blend of musicians and artisans from across this country and beyond. Coming in from the East will be Newfoundland’s Figgy Duff and Quebec’s Lucie Blue Tremblay. Joining us from Western Canada are Valdy, Ferron, Stephen Fearing, Jennifer Berezan, and the James Keelaghan trio. Valdy, with more than ten critically acclaimed albums, numerous music industry nominations and awards, and a leading role on 73, ikwchcomb4n to his credit, has been revered as “unquestionably the most public perforget about the day job,.kick

excellent musicianship and fine songwriting” (Ferron) and “a clear voice, astonishing guitar virtuosity. . . , this sort of magnificent Canadian talent simply doesn’t come along every day” (Fearing) tends to speak for itself. L o o k forward to hearing material

from upcoming second albums from the James Keelaghan Trio, and from Jynnifer Berezan, “one of today’s most talented songwrit- and expressive singed’, who got an early start on her career as the guitarist in all-girl rock band in grade six. Ontario natives ‘include Ottawa’s zany Toasted Westerns (“a cross between the Beverly Hillbillies and the Andrews Sisters”), the Rhqostatics, and Anne Walker (and her band Montage) from Toionto. A veritable crowd of visiting Hamiltonians includes Garnet Rogers (with his “guitar from hell” and voice from heaven), Rita Chiarelli, Jude Johnson, and Doug Fever. Chiarelli has just released heT first ‘*product” on a major

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kets on Stony Plain/Warner. Rmdkiii enthusiasts will have enjoyed her, work on that film’s soundtrack, and can look forward io hearing her version of “Highway 61” on an upcOrn-

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about first. Where to begin? As my already dogetied pages indicate, the worst thing about the weekend will be not being able tb be everywhere at once. Tough decisions abound. On Friday, do I opt for Guelph’s King Cobb Steelie’s performance on the Main Stage or the ‘Wird Women Don’t Get the Blues” workshop (with Rita Chiarelli, Jennifer Berezan, Edna and Georgette, and friends) on the Brick stage? On Saturday, things will o* get worse, as yet a third stage will be added to the festival’grounds. Wii 1 go for Valdy% children’s concert or “Songwriting: The Inspiratior(’ with Stephen’ Fearing, Ferron, Garnet Rogers, and Laxie Bh~e Tremblay? As far as I’m concerned, the only uncontested events in the schedule - those being uncontested only because no other &ents are scheduled at those times - are Ferron, Figgy Duff, and the weekend finale on Sunday evening. As this jam-packed lineup will tell you, even the neophyte folkie will find something to hum along to and someone to learn from in this surii1mertime srkxgasbord of singing and

pqe 19. ing album. The bluesy/folksy/@zy Small has. been descriw by Pete combination of Edna and Georgette, Seeger as “one of America’s best S@er Machine’s dance music, and songwriters.” Noble will conduct two King Cobb Steelie’s ‘tip-hop, reggae, workshops on the Motherpeace tarot dub or folk”. promise to make the card deck weekend mu&ally eclectic. Add to If children’s music and eQterta& the mix Waterloo’s own Terry Odette ‘merit are more your style and speed, and the Panhandlers. look forward to spending time with Finally, folks from far places Valdy, Jude Johnson, and Anne include Britain’s Outback a n d B o s - Walker, who will all be spending speton’s Fred Smalb as well as Vi& da1 time with the kids. (Don’t worry. Noble, the Director df the Mother- There will be a supervised play qrea peace lnstitute for Shamanic Healing for e v e r y o n e t o h a n g out in) Lad SillheSS. Arts, from California. forward to Johnson’s “Silly Singin’ Tickets are already on sale Outback, employing musicians and Swingin’Sho4’, whic&promises throughout KW (Provident Bookfrom three continents and in- v o c a l a n d rhythmic parti*aon store probably being the closest for struments from five and perfoming a songs, jazz and scat, and LOIS OF !most Impkt readers), Guelph, and “world fusion” blend of native FUN. Cambridge. To order tickets by A&an and Australian m u s i c , will ‘telephone, call the Waterloo Showappearatthefestiv&spwtof i@fizstWhew! As for the actual &hedule, I time box offa at 747-8765. e& North American &u. d o n ’ t e v e n k n o w w h a t t o t e l l you 1 Ah,summer.

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The band that Waterloo missed be expected from a band less than content with past glories - before returning again to their latest material. With only four songs represented from that initial album, I would’ve preferred one of my more favoured songs (like “Believe You MC”) which they didn’t play than the obvious crowd-pleaser, but with such a young band it’d pretty well be lunacy to ignore the hits. Nevertheless, the Charlatans display from the very outset that they’re with getting the comfortable audience immediately worked by running through the p o p u l a r material, and confident enough with the strength of their entire body to sustain them the rest of the way. Jumping quicklv back to the new album, they ench’anted with “Can’t Even BP Bothered”and their transfixing about-to-be single “Tremolo Song.” Forget thta Madchtlstcr hype, Ihe Charlatans are just a fantastic bind th;lt play gorgeous, melodic, danceable pop songs clearlv elevating thtlm abrnrc thtt rubble.

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The first gig of this summer’s hard rock concert series ‘should be a d a n d y . H e a v y metal g i a n t Ozzy Osbourne will headline along with seasoned sophomore Slaugh tcr and energetic newcomt?r Ugly Kid Joe for a four-hour-plus jam session. C&y i s c u r r e n t l y e n j o y i n g a dramatic rebound in his 13-year solo career with the huge success of his new album No Morr~ Ttrr~s. This, his ninth LP in his meritorious disccsraphy, includes the ballad “Mama I’m Coming Home” and the rhapsody “No More Tears,” both of which hogged the FM airwaves and vaunted the album to near-platinum status this past winter. The former

Sabbath Black troubadour will definitely please the concert goers with old favorites including “Crazy Train,” “Ironman,” “Paranoid,” “WarPigs,” “You Can’t till Rock & Roll,” “Fairies Wear Boots,” and “Bark At The Moon,” along with a healthy dose of the new material.

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EP .Js @$I’ .-ls T/q* Wlurmr &J sent shock waves through both FM and AM pup charts. The catchv single “1 Hate Everything About Yoi” is a disparaging message to a former girlfriend. Another notable track on the album is an outstanding covc’c of Ozzy “Sweet Leaf.”I It-.was _-__Osbourne’s . probably the main reason why Ugly Kid Joe was invited to back up Ozzy on this tour. Now fans can’t wait for the release of their highly-anticipated full Iength LP “America’s &ast Wanted” due out in a few weeks.

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by Trevor Blair Imprint staff After Echo and The Bunnymen’s split, lead singer !an McCulloch pondered his future, released a quiet gem of an album C’c~ttl/&rr~~l, and berated his former bandmates for trying to be 3 “echoes of The Bunnvmen.” Mac’s gripe it seems, was;? necessarily their sound, but that they decided to continue using the name. Ironic then, that many confused punters would continue referring to Mac as “Echo” (Echo was the name of their drum machine). Perhaps the moniker is more a gesture tu the “true spirit” of the former band. Nonetheless, the albums speak for themselves: Echo II’s KI,IY~I./x~/ulio,t, though certainly meritorious, fell far short of the elusive “notion” of an “Echo and The Bunnymen” album. Instead of being buowd bv the nanw, Echo !I were commercially ignored a n d unctbremoniousiy dumped b y their label. Mac’s second solo outing, Ic~1*vfcv*io .a (named after one of Spiderman’s arch-villans,) is a iovous pcjp tour-dcforce harkening back to the glory davs of Echrl’s O(*~,~cl,l Kuitr. A sheer t&mph, t e n o f M\:~tc,r*ir, IY eleven tracks ccluld easily be “hits.” 1say thi> because on separ&r occasions, al! ten have visited my mind, commanding me to sing, hum and dance around clumsilv.

piece of bunnypop floating somewhere between “Never Stcjp” and “Bring on The Dancing Horses.” “Pr)megranate” is a heady elixir, fusing the potencies of “The Promise” and “Mv Kingdom.” But enwgh of the collisions from the Bu nnvhood; lift is too damn short to waste time telling ~&wrs about sun-rising, dr~ddispelling, confident, celebrators albums; I’m gr)ing to terminate this review ~(3 1can go listcxn again. Nclw,

Duty to country 0)mptlls nit’ to rnrntion the covt’r ot Lchonard Crhen’~ “Ldver Lover Ln)vrr.” will rcmcmber Cohtlnophilrs McCulIoch’s “Hey, That’s NO 1’Va~ To Sav Goodbve” from the r e c e n t I’ll1 }i~ltrI-irrr tribute. “Lover L0ver Lover” is even better, with one of the most infectious guit‘lr hooks since Happy Mondav’s “Loose Fit.” No wonder McCuIioch k e p t i t f o r h i s o w n al bum. Bastard!

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KI,; Mrlrllo, released in 1989. This time around, the force is still present in U/Ir~lr, vet is much diluted by his r&urn to American culture as th’eme. In thi> respect, r/J~r~il is a true cross breed b;,I;:: Bvrnr’s e a r l i e r T a l k i n g Heads work* and his previous solo

%rnetime around the end of the last recession, David Byrne tuok a *harp left out of the groove he’d carved that was Talking Heads. In and ;Iround the release of Talking l-leads’ .)j)trrki/rg ill %rrgircts a l b u m , B y r n e discovered the wackv world of suburban mall cu!ture and fell instantly in iove. T h u s c a m e t h e tabloidcsque +ongs o f Litrk c’t+Ljtrllrrr<y a n d Trlrr~ %ir,l+.s (not to mention his tabloidbased film of the same name). This fora\r’ into the depths of American re&tv was, unfortunately, not to the likingsof the rest of Talking t-leads and, though they did release ;lnother album together, caused the dcmisc of the band. Bv this time the new decade was f‘lst - approaching and David Byrne turned his attention to another culture for inspiration, Having become transfixed by the sights and sounds of Brazil, Byrne set out to bring the samba b;at the northern Americas. With the creation of his Luaka Bop label he recruited, recorded, and released two albums worth of Brazilian popular music under the titles * . . A.... . . . . . . . . . ...‘. - . . . . . . .~.:.:.y.-...-.-.*- * - * - - * * . . -. -. P . . ‘. . ... . . .. . .. . .. . ... ... .. . ‘:-..-..i.....-.‘.-.... . . . . . . . . a.., . . . . . . . . - . . . . . . * . . . a. . . . . . .. .. .. .. _ . . . -. . ‘ ..- . .5 ... + *. .. . . - . ‘ . - . . . . . . , . . - . . . ‘.‘-‘.*.-,..... , . . . . . . . . . * . * . . . . . . . . . , . . . . ~. . . . . . . . . . . * . . * . : , : . : . : . : , ‘ . ” . . . . . . . . ‘..-‘:.:.:.~.:.:.:.i;.~~~~~~.~.:.-.

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clean, largir-than-ever voice of Nick Cnvr which soars ahovtl the mix adding cj bombastic percussion to sm-rc tracks, most notably “Papa Won’t Ltlave You, Henrv,“and “Brothtlr, Mv Cup is Empty.” Cave’s added yrcsc’ncc’ is largt‘lv tht) work of producer David Briggs, rt’nown for his product i o n of Neil Y o u n g among many ~~tht~rs. The B‘lds Seeds’ vocal additions to the songs are also well produced as thaw mix r,icelv with bclth thtl storer line and music score. The call and response of the backing vocals work as a

cal narratives. . The album only fizzles un two tracks, “Christina the Astonishing,” and “Jack the Ripper.” The monotonclus sameness of Christina’s music so pervades the song’s verses that not even Cave’s lovely church o r g a n choruws c a n h,~Iv&e t h i s attempted minimal opus mood piece.

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If one song on II/I-UII could be rep resentative of Byrne’s personality al the moment, it would have to be tht opening track “Now I’m your mom.’ Although the opening beat is besl described as Depeche Mode goes tc Brazil, when the rest of Bvrne’s al! stay South American band but in we art: left with a spritely Samba. Add to thal Byrne’s lyrics about a sex-changt operation, and we have found the p’odigal king of postmodern pop (to quote NOI* Mlr.sil. ~s/>n~s). Listen also for his unapologetically sex minded “Giris on my mind,” (Don’t mind me/’ I’m only lookin’). The rest of the album is a p!easant mix of quirkv lvrics about bizarre situations und&&ored by a distinctly South American rhythm section. Although perhaps inspired by a desire for marketability, Byrne’s mix of North and South American culture proves his deftness at creating unique sounds out of seemingly separate entities.

Although Talking Heads are no mow, David Byrne can still remind us

of our far si&. Don’t mind him, though; he doesn’t make sense, he doesn’t care, he’s great. melancholy narratives, a la “Loom of the Land,“and “When 1 First Came to Town,” songs of departure and failure, in the guise of “Brother, Mv Cup is Empty,” and “Papa Won’t Leave You, Henry,” and songs of love and rkgard, which can be witnessed in “Straight to You,” and “John Finn’s Wife.“ Nick Cave is talking about the same themes as he always has on fi~rg*:v I>~*cY~III, which is in itself a radical extension of his last album TRIP Guucl Sorl. The only difference here is in the manner which his tales of magic realism

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The adventures of Nurse Jane Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii

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UW’s Theatre of the Arts (that’s the one in Modern Languages, by the way) is the venue for Nutw Jwtc Goc~s to Hmwii, a farce by Canadian playwright Allan Stratton that began its run on Wednesday and continues tonight (Friday) and Saturday. The play, a comedy of mistaken identity, adultery, and adoption, begins by revealing an affair going on between Vivian (played spunkily by fourth-year drama student Joanna Mills), a Harlequin romance novelist, and Edgar (Randy Streich in an earnest performance), a geography. teacher and sometime pottery maker. Edgar’s wife, Doris (the indomitable Michelle Hielm a fourth-year geography major, ironically), is a fakous advice columnist who decides not to go away for the weekend and discovers the tryst instead. Hjelm has played in .4 &t?* M&Y/ OR\*, , A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and various one-act plays. An English student, Streich has appeared in three FASS shows, ‘4

Midwrttntw Mj$~tts Umrt~t, and as JuIiet in Shdx~pms:v Gr~mw Hit?;. Into this plot come Bill and Betty Scant (Jim

Gardner and Jennifer Monteith) and a longlost son and daughter (of who, we’re not sure until the denouement) played by Leslie Rosenblood and Anita Kilgour. Through the middle-class plot runs a parallel tale of adventure told by Vivian, as she records notes for her latest romance

nove1, IVww Jutrc~ GM+ t j HUMXG. What results is a delightful and truly silly farce on the famous and somewhat respectable, not to mention with an romantic adventure thrown in. The play is presented by Upstage Productions and the Federation of Students. Upstage productions, founded in the mid 1980s by UW theatre students, has since grown into a major operation that presents three major shows per %vear, plus assorted drama-related e v e n t s , s&h as workshops a n d play rradings, Director David Cheoros, draws upon his experience with Upstage, both as director (4 Mb?* M&XI 0~1~) and as actor (L# is u Rock) to direct Mrtw Jrrtw. Davis says he has never been to Hawaii, but has visited Mississauga. He hears the two are q u i t e similar.

Regardless, Morrissev has come up with one of his best single titles in ages. Unfor-

tunately, somewhere along the way, probably at one of those celebrity benefits, Morrissey has seemingly caught Phil Collins-itis because you can sing half of his songs over top of the music ,of this one - in my opinion, “Our Frank” fits best but do not let that discourage you. Try ‘em all. Christopher Waters imprint staff by

On his latest single, you can hear Morrissey bemoaning the fact that “We hate it when our friends become successful.” This song was unveiled during last February’s Amnesty International Anniversary show, a show which placed Steven Patrick unceremoniously at the beginning of the festivities performing third on the bill right after Tom Jones. Perhaps Morrissey was the butt of yet another of the cruel jokes, which he would like us to believe constitute his life, when his celibate-vegetarian sensibility was to perform right after the sheer animal magnetism of Tom Jones, Or perhaps, those insightful folks at Amnesty know a Vegas-bound self-parody act when they see one.

That having been said, “We hate it . . .” is really not a bad song. My only criticism is that I can only imagine that Morrissey must be the song’s point of view (ie. the famous person, and, not as he would love for us to believe, the jilted performer whose fans rally around him). I say this because in the song when the adoring fans assuage the troubled troubadour who is wallowing in obscurity, they tell him: “Oh, you have loads of songs, so many songs / More songs than they could stand.” This could not possibly be Morrissey because he has filled this single, as he did the last one, not with new songs but with more crap live versions of previously released material. Hopefully, next month’s hrr .4twtttrl will produce better things from Manchester’s elder statesperson.

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streamlined-for-redundancy domeschorus, “Never Lose That Feeling” is tic release and the British import, fully deserving of release as a single. It logic dictates that you purchase these captivates and doesn’t compromise. Equally compelling are the said songs with the accompanying two songs available on both releases; ’ brilliant new single. The only glitch, and it’s a slight one, strong, melodic, and exciting, “Scrawl and Scream” and “Hands” display appears to be the flipside extended L remarkable maturation over the version of “Never Lose That Feeling/ Never Learn.” It’s trippy . horn looser arrangements of Raiw and are produced far sharper than that arrangement is surprising and mvenlive, but needlessly long. Neverthealbum’s somewhat muddy sound. I’d less, insofar as some of these go so far as to say that these son@ alone are as strong as anything (take cofivoluted maxi-single, radio edit, your pick) on Raise. Since both of extended version etc. sort-of-things these songs are available on the go, it’s more than worthy.

by David Fisher Imprint staff

* Being somewhat partial to Swer’ vedriver, (a band indirectly responsthe ible for hospitalizing over-zealous), it’s not without a disconcerting measure of reluctance that 1 dismiss their latest Nqrth American r e l e a s e RCJP/ /O Rd. H a v i n g purchased this so-called “maxisingle”, which 1 steadfastly maintain is an EP, on the same day as a..r&tive British counter-release h&~’ LOSL’ %r/ fivih~, the personal feeling I’m left with is something resembling that rd a mug. Firstly, the featured single of Rtdto Htrrl is the fractious and boring “Sandblasted.” Whoever made this regrettable decision should have his

band a regrettable disservice. No offense, but “Sandblasted” is easily my least favourite -and possibly the least obvious/most puzzling choice for single - on their otherwise firstrate debut album kris~. Doing simply nothing for the band, just ail it “Sandbagged.” Thankfully, the remainder of the disc is mostly fresh, gives the Swervedriver fan (who already owns KLGst) a n d , t h u s , t h e afoiementioned tedium of “Sandblasted”) s o m e t h i n g to sink his teeth into, and is really quite excellent. I say mostly fresh in that they do a cover of the Velvet Underground’s little-known “Jesus.” A solid and inspired version notwithstanding, it’s nevertheless been previously released on Ht~cr~c~/~ rug/ Hdl: A Triih~rtt~ to t/a: Wwt Ujt riqyuwrtl (Volww Thrw). Filling out the disc are the songs “Scrawl and Scream” and “Hands,” both tremendous songs of which I’m very fond but - shock, dismay, shame, disgust - both of which are

simultaneously available on the British EP of a different name and feature. As though some of us don’t already amuse ourselves with the idea that CDs are almost affordable, I justify my foolishness by throwing money away. Should N~YCJ~ Lo.u> Thcrt Fklir lg have never been released, I would have fancied Rw/ IO Rrwl as a pretty strong article of consumer purchase empowerment. Instead, it seems essentially pointless (unless the import becomes suddenly . unavailable) and for completists only (eg. those with more money than brains), In stark contrast to the illconceived North American release of “Sandblasted,” on the other hand, the killer title-track of Ntwr LOS~J Thut hvihg absorbs with all the earmarks of what the Swervies are agreeably capable of. Possessing a characteristic driving rhythm and melody, lazierthan-J. Mascis vocal delivery, crunching guitar break, and - best of all memorable, hummable, hook of a

by Trevor Blair I m p r i n t staff

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As a band, The Stone Roses are old; aborted album dtrmos exist from as far back as 1985, and even if that only accounts for seven and a half years, it’s interesting to think of them as a band that’s released one album. in their first decade. Great album it is, their eponvmous debut OC ‘89. St& is, their label Silvertone had thrm locked into a contract recently dismissed by British courts as unfair and unenforceable. Seems the ROVE dmast ttln vears

“A coupk of years ago, my doctor suggested that I shoukJ change certain things about my life. She told me to get away every once in awhile, change my diet, and abave all else, to start t?adihg tmprint Arts It keeps me informed and regular. I like that. visited the Silvertone offices with a tone is making money, 1 think the few cans of paint and did a few thouband would approve. More imporsand dollars worth of van.dalism. tantly, the EP transcends the political Ensuing court cases prevented the context of its release. band from releasing any material and, when a ruling in the Roses favour “Waterfa II,” perhaps predictably, ’ came at the end of 1991, inside sourbegins with. the guitar bits from the ces flatly stated: no new Stone Roses original’s climax. It works quite well product until 1943, at the earliest. and once that killer guitar hook falls Anyways, Silvertone, feeling the 1 in, we have quite a fine piece of trippy financial wrist-slapping has decided ~pop. “One Love,” a bit of an opus a Ia to turn to the meagrr Roses back “Fook Gold” (only with .a harder catalog as a cash cow, re-releasing old edge), is shortened and rocked up a material. Their final single “One tad. Fine. Love” makes an appearance on the “Waterfall” EP; both tracks are in Maybe the band realizes that, once nrwlv remixed form. R&mixes d&e without the band’s they are active again, re-releases like this are going to be sound a lot better supervision or consent can be bad alongside new material. Perhaps news, but as in this case, they don’t they’re just riding out their post-court have to be. The tampering here seem to have been done with some sort of wave. Wet blankets, I say. With “1 Wanna Be Adored”precedndmiration and understanding for ing it and “I Am The Resurrection ’ what The Stone Roses were all about (note past tense - ho! ho!) In other (album single number seven) cominp; soon, the ripples continue. words, neglecting the fact that Silver-

by Trevor Blair Imprint staff NL+Y fi& and Sorl~s F~rD&/tr were two fists of critical acclaim for IAI~ Reed. Seemin@y relaxed from the experience (like a good hard massage, they say), Reed returned with another conceptual piece some-

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Keed doesn’t really go far disco album and box set.) remixes, getting on the radio in the “Circumcision,” itself practically a UK is predicated upon getting people , spoken piece on the album, is only to buy your single which in turn coer- ; distinguished b y the a w k w a r d , ces the artist to produce “unavailable untimely laughter of the audience. A on LP” extras. The extra bits here consimilar disaster occurs with ‘“phe sist of a guitar instrumental called Dream,“a piece done by John CaIe on ‘The Room” from the NOV York Sortgs ForDdIu. Here, Lou sees fit to sessiuns - a good reminder of Lau’s read it in a high, fey, whiny voice, suplove of texture and depth, fully in posedly Warhol’s. Polite laughter evidence on Mu&‘s “Sword of from the a u d i e n c e d o e s n ’ t h o w e v e r , Damrxlles.” prevent Reed from coming across Of significant interest are two like a complete idiot, seemingly readings, one from Lou’s first bk i doing his best to spoil one of the best BLJIWL--,rr 7Ywu~ht Artd E~pre4o~r, a piece from ame of hi= he& alhrImr. collection of lyrics. and interviews, To this die-hard fan, the What’s Good” EP sounded good when 1 and the other, “Harry’s Circumcision” from MC@. LDU did selected heard about it but I can honestly say I public readings in the faU to promote wish I’d left it alone. DO buy MU& the book (and the then furthc~ming Andbs, though.


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(A cavalcade of ci-nema by Jennifer Epps Imprint staff The subject is superior to the treatment in this romance by the director

Look for these summer releases in Toronto or in local repertory cinemas.

Poliakoff, a British playwright, combines sensuousness, comedy, and melodrama to treat a very odd, but largely effective film about brother-sister incest. Saskia Reeves and Clive Owen are the tormented siblings who break this ancient yet v e r v m o d e m t a b o o - one o f Polhkoff’s theties is that there are few taboos left to us. C’Irr.w A$- &:‘rw is full of surprises. It’s surprising how tantalizing Poliakoff makes the forbidden, and it’s surprising that just when you are expding h e a r t s i m p a l e d o n s w o r d s , the tragedy v e e r s t o w a r d Antonioni territory. The sister’s husband, delightful Sinclair (good old Alan Rickman) talks non-stop about I current events, architecture, and 1fashion, while the lovers trv to hide ,‘from the world in their ridiculouslv 1cxclusivtl union. Poliakoff surprises us further by i making t h i s f i l m a b o u t m o r a l \ambiguitv: Sinclair is interested in 1everything, but invested in nothing. \When he bttct~m~s suspicious, his attitude is still drv and calm - “We :spend too much time thinking about 1the end of the world. It’s not going to h a p p e n . N o t t o d a y . N o t before lunch.” Sometimes Poliakoff’s shifting tones don’t seem quite right, but this serio-comedy is ultimately wellworth seeking out.

This British vrrsion of Christopher Marlowe’s play dives right into the savagery of the story+ Jarman makes everv sctrne as per&ted and gory as possible, and you get fixated on his twistedness. That’s not the same as being interested in the tale or understanding the characters, though. The way this adaptation by Jarman, Stephen McBride, and Ken Butler dashes from vignette to vignette, high concept to high concept, you really need to be familiar with the play first. The homosexual relationship between young king Edward (Steven Waddington) and Gaveston (Andrew Tieman) is defended by crowds of gay rights protesters; Mortimer (Nigel T e r r y ) i s p o r t r a y e d a s a homophobic, ultra-macho, green beret. Certainly these are intriguing ideas, and Sandy Powell’s costumes and Christopher Hobbs’ production design cavort gaily through various time periods and atmospheres, sometimes to very witty effect. Queen Isabella strikes a series of fashion poses in o u t f i t s t h a t b e c o m e increasingly gaudy-at the height of her treachery she seems to be shopping at the Sally-Ann. It’s a self-indulgent goofy, approach to Elizabethan drama. At one point, Annie Lennox launches into a music video while Edward and Gaveston

dance. The trouble is, the

actors rarely get a chance to just act, because they’re overpowered by the set-ups. Edwd I/ ends up being more about the director than the material.

of .%&ir~ &&q+!Roshan Seth has tht* role of a Ugandan attorney ot I nd i,ln blood, separated from his adt)pted country and his beloved, friend (Konga d‘lrker-skinned Mbandu), by Idi Amin’s edict. Seth .~nd his young family se& in Greenwood, Mississippi, ‘but he has no +lirit It4 for anything except sueing Ugatld,l for his lost property. His ttwId is completely insular; he liv& in a motel room and associates only with a small community of Indians. B u t h i s d a u g h t e r , aina (Sarita Choudhury), is 23 and restless. When she faalls in love with a carpet cleaner of African-American ancestrv (played bv De&e1 Washington), the samosa hits the fan. Sooini Taraporevala’s screenplay uses a Hu,~~tr) trr~/.l~rlic~~ paradigm but its tone is lighter. We enjr)y watching Choudhurv’s adolescent ptltulance disappear in her lover’s prrst>nce, and Washington brings his usual charm. The antics of both families are arnusing, particularlv thostl of Charles S. Dutton and Yvette Hawkins’ characters.

Cheryl-Ann is made-over with a climactic hair-cut. Everyone happens to have a life-changing experience in the same short period, and there is more eleventh hour pairing than a Shakespeare comedy. Sourh qf Wmw is too tidy to achieve transcendence, ;

I like that E. M. Forster. He’s a great moialist, but he captur.es human nature with such microscopic detail that the result is a moral dilemma, not a lecture. He also writes extraordinarily vivid women characters: Whsw .4tpy/.s F~II’ t o Ttwd, l i k e Hor~wrtls Etd, is peopled by eccentrics and hypocrites, conservatives and individualists. This work, from Forster’s first novel, is not as rich as Hrrr~*~~yls E~tl, but it is much more substantial than .4 Ruwr \17iflr CI I&t* Forster’s main concern seems to be, verv urgently: how to live. Helen M & e n i s L i l i a , a flighty, unhappv widow who no sooner cscaprs’ her bossv in-laws for Ital!/ than she falls in lo;e with a handsome voung Italian of low birth (Giovanni Guidelli). Her brother-in-law, Philip (Rupert Graves), fails to stop the marriage, but finds himself seduced bs the glamour of the country. He starts to hate his uptight English back-. ground. As he tells Caroline (Helena Bonham-Carter), he has never been in love, and usually misses it when other people are. This is neither a sensationalistic costume drama nor a dry chamber piece. It shows the consequences of chieflv thoughtless interference, through Harriet, the peevish, egotistical, pampered sister-in-law, wellplayed by judy Davis. Yet no-one is painted as a complete villain or a cr~mplete hero. The fintl performanc’es and Rachel Portman’s gorgeous scorcT (as stirring as the music for Sturridgc’s excellent mini-series, &i~lt:rI~& Ho~*isi~tri) h e l p t o make t h i s film a powerful, h a u n t i n g cxptbricnce.

Although publicity for L~UVIIIK Nurnwl likens it to Thdttw ctttd ~)l/I:vLJ, the two films are very different. LPWit/g Akmtcrl isn’t about breaking free, it’s about taking root, and the writer, Edward Soloman, isn’t interested in two women’s liberation, but rather, in their coming to accept and have faith in the universe - a very New Age, verv upper-middle class concept. P&&nne (Meg Tilly) and -Darly (Christine lahti) are actually working class drifters, and Zwick, who did so w e l l w i t h y u p p i e s i n TV’S thirtr*,s~~~&il~g, is out of hiq element. We have two luckless, lonely people: Marianne is the talkative, gullible, earnest one; Darly is the laconic, cynical, caustic one. The former has sloppy black hair and wears shapeiess g&b; the latter sports tight red curls and a wardrobe of slutty outfits. Of course, they become kst friends and transform- each other’s lives; in the final scenes, Darlv has abandoned the spandex and Marianne has dis- ’

covered dresses and floral prints. bhti is the movie’s trump card. Though her character is pulled from stock, she is energetic and watchable. Tilly tries, but you can see her straining to believe in Marianne, a character so insipid, watching her is like being

Jennifer will emerge &om darkened cinemas to continue this roundup in the nat ImpriM smothered with Care Bears. This isn’t a road picture like WXl U/ HLWI or I%J$JM~I~ 61, with freaks and hazards at every curve; North America seems to be populated by charming, kindhearted truck-drivers and johns. Similarly, the relationship between the leads is supposed to be focal, but it has no depth. As a girl, Darly probably beat up a dozen Mariannes bef&e her morning whiskey.

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Sexy, s l o t h f u l Lizrtte (jenkins) broods throughout her shift at the donut shop, for it is her 30th birthdav and her husband Terry has reluctantlv agreed to take her to the Dan Hill cbncert on condition he can bring along his pal (Andrew Miller) - and that she find a date for the guy. Lizette’s bubbly, mousy co-worker CheryI-Ann {Catherine Fitch in a promising debut) serves all tht3 customers, does all the chores, and all the while good-naturedlv accepts Liz&te’s cool condesc&ion. C herv IAnn’s secret reality is a mother whrj wastes awav in bed, listening to ’40s tunes and playing with a ventriloquist’s dummy; when Chet-vl-Ann moans “Mv hands are so uglv,’ Mrmmic Dear-est r e m i n d s hei “ W e ’ r e lucky to have hands at all.” ‘This is a likeable movie. It has occasional sparkles of wackv freshness, and even nicer moments 06 expressiveness. When Lizette’s child sticks gum in Cheryl-Ann’s hair, Lizrtttl flashes her * colleague a brilliant, distracted smile, and gives her advice on how to remove the wad. However, Lizette and Terry’s verv serious marital problems dre apparently ironed-out off-screen, and

‘I’he Chinese director ofJz/ L&r11 and K~~~~.G;~JII~~III has created a fa bulouslv political, exquisitely executed masterpiece about a 1%year old concubine in 1920s China. Gong Li is remarkable as Songlian, an intelligent woman who feels life holds no future for her except as the fourth wife of a 50-year old nobleman. Ni Zhen’s screenplay, based on Su Tung’s novel Wiws wd Cimd~itw,~, throws Songlian into an oppressive tlnvironment where women are forced to compete against each other for the attention of the master. The psychological manipulation that takes place is complex and fascinating. This patient, assured, graceful film never pretends there is anything sexy about Songlian’s husband (who Yimou always photographs in long shot), nor anything amusing about the women’s deadly power games. The red lanterns of the title are a status symbol temporarily accorded by the master to the breeding machine of his choice. They are just one of many traditions that keep these characters helpless and spitefu1. Although the location and time frame seem far removed, this fable has strong reverberations. It is like one long illustration of 7%~) &Iu~ MVftl.

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can’t forget but Kaplan’s Capades Folly II can’t remember Skating in

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This novel (published late last year) is essentially a book-length character study. It’s the story of one man’s rather unspectacular life, a life characterized by retreat and failure. The man is Frank; we see his life as a series of episodes that begin with his childhood and take us up to his mid-

Douglas Cooper’s Atntwsicr is one of the many faceless novels to be released this summer. It is an obscure novel which contains a huge surprise. Cooper’s novel is a well-crafted story which, perfect for summer reading, demands nothing from its reader. It’s narrative just washes over the reader as it slo~&y, purposely reveals the

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Each episode builds on the last. sevenyear-old Frank’s failed attempt at “Piano Lessons.” Here, his panic attack in the face of failure can be explained as a normal child’s reaction, However, as the novel wears .on, and as each episode builds on the last, it becomes apparent that failure and panic are a pattern in his life. The first episode recounts

Kuph attern@ a eipk ad but he can’t land it We see Frank begin, struggle with, and bail out from an unhappy marriage to Jena. She is a woman eminently unsuited to Frank; that is to say, she has an actual personality. We also see Frank’s painfully stilted adult relationship with his parents, marked by a dull unwillingness to understand them.

doing so, Cooper tips his hand to the structure of his novel. Simonides became famous for eulogizing 99 men sequentially. To accomplish this feat, he created a city of houses, within each house’s rooms had a key to help him remember the point which he was addressing. Izzy makes much of Freud’s assessment that “the mind is like a city.” Within this city+ cape, architecture becomes the building blocks of memory. This architectural metaphor mutates w i t h i n the novel as the Darlow house becomes a symbol of the Darlow family. The notion that buildings are built, not only by the sweat and toil of the human builders, but on the very sinew of their bones is

forget about forgetting In the end, despite Frank’s new girlfriend and the nominal “redemp.tion” he finds in her love for him, we are still left with the feeling that Frankis alone. The novel’s good points are easily noticeable. It episodic strutire works well, and Kaplan’s economical prose is eminently readable. He also pulls off the tricky task of maintaining unity despite the range of twenty years and two. continents (from P e n n s y l v a n i a t o Greece to California). It is Frank’s character, naturally, that maintains this unity, since each episode is either narrated by him or told only from his point of view. However, Skating irt tku Urrrk is crippled by some serious flaws. The most serious of these is Kaplan’s pro-

tagonist: contemptible. When, near the novel’s end, Frank realizes that “I’ve always been afraid,” he is understating the case. In every episode, Frank says or does something stupid. Any &v episode would not be such a problem - we could still maintain a modicum of sympathy for Frank However, as he behaves badly qaitr ad ugaitt, it becomes impossible to sympathize with him. Furthermore, the “redemption” in the final episode seems trivial; we feel

that if anything Frank is rationalizing his life. Ultimately, the hook is dep ressing, and not in a lifc-affirming way, either. Skating h the Dark is readable and entertaining but ultimately as enjoyable as your best friend’s funeral.

novel’s source - that gushing wellspring of literature itself - the persistence of memory. Atnrwsk is a novel concerned with storytelling and its connection to memory. One of the novel% storytellers, Izzy Darlow, asks of his “captive” audience: “What right do I have to forget the suffering of others?” He asks this midway into his confession to the librarian who he stumbled upon sitting alone his office waiting, like a man condemned, the last four hours until his marriage. Atnmka answers this rhetorical q&stion as it reveals Izzv’s place in the narrative and gives both voice and place to his embralled archivist. The novel tells of Simonides, the famous Roman rhetorician who pioneered the study of memory, and

established in an allusion to the biblical Tower of Babel. When Izzy’s brother Aaron unwittingly destroys the house, shaking it’s very foundation, it is at a time when the family itself is pulling apart at itsseams. Douglas Cooper has a gift, a penchant for description, a flare for metaphor. His literary panache more than makes up for those momentary lapses in his style when, in the advancement of character, details jar his narrative flow. Cooper acts as a general contractor in this, the assemblage of his first novel. Like a builder, he realizes that the first part of construction is destruction; * however, like a seasoned builder, he realizes that what is destroyed influences the living present as it persists in one’s memory

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GLLOW Discussion Group will shar experiences on: “Is There a Place fr Arguements in Relationships” UW Environmental Studies, Bldg. 2, room 173, 7:30 p.m. Everyone welcome. &llenicStudents Association will be hav+ ing an important meeting in rooti CC 138 regarding the picnic to be held the following Sunday.

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