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Friday November 10, 1995 Volume 18, Nurllber I7 ISSN 0706-7380

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Harassment by Peter Imprint

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Harassment

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he recent

decision

President

James Downey

of UW

in the Professor Sehdev Kumar sexual harassment case raises concerns about the prevalence of sexual harassment at the University of Waterloo and what is being

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Editorial Editor in Chief Assistant Edi tar News Editor News Assistant Arts Editor Arts Assistant Sports Editor Sports Assistant Features Editor Science Editor Photo Editor Photo Assistant WWW Page J3tor Proofreaders

Van Gerwen

Board Dave Fisher Elaine Secord David Drewe Norm Furtado

Greg Krafc hick Greg Pit ken Ryan Pyette Kimberley Moser Natalie Gillis vacant Annette Van Gerwen Aaron D’Hondt Poesy Chen Katy MacKinnon Amberlec Hewlett

Staff Bu5ine~s hlunqer 4d~c~i~ing/Producrir,n Adlpertlsing Assistant Distribution

Marea Willis Laurie Tigert-Durnas Natalie. Onuska Pat Merlihan Andrew Henderson

Board of Directors President Vice-President Secretary/Treasurer Directors at Large

Heather Calder Alex Havrlant David Lynch

List

Blant, Peter Brown, Dave Cooper, Sue Dunbar, Chris Edginton, Alain M. Gaudrault, Kim Gottfried, Alexander Havrlant, Andrew Henderson, Ian “Gus”Hosein, MelissaHunt, Tracy Hunt, Patti Lenard, Heidi Marr, Justin Mathews, Pat Meriihan, Scott Morton, Trish Mumby, Laura Musselman, Jay Nolan, Joe Palmer, Jeff Peeters, Karen Powell, Mark Rankin, Nabil Rehman, Bridget Remai, James Russell, lngrid Schiller, Fayyaz Vellani, Lise Walsh, Ron Watkin, Patrick Wilkins, Nancy Wojcik, Andrea Wyman, WPlRG and The Parking Lot Is Full. Imprint is the official student newspaper of the University of Waterloo. It is an editorially independent newspaper published by imprint Publications, Waterloo, a corporation without share capital. Imprint is a member of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA). Imprint is published every Friday during fall and

winter terms, and every second Friday during the spring term. Imprint reserves the right to screen, edit, and refuse advertising. Imprint ISSN 07067380. Mail should be addressed to Imprint, Student Life Centre, Room 140, University of Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3Gl. Our e-mail address is imprint@ watserv I .uwaterloo.ca Our fax number is 884-7800. An on-line version of Imprint is also available on the World-Wide Web at

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have been less reported

cases of

sexual harassment. She, like many of the other officials at UW to whom instances of sexual harassment are reported, keeps her own records, but laments the

harassment. Many cases go unreported for a number of reasons. The victim may be afraid to report someone in authority (like a professor), or may be too embarrassed. In some cases victims prefer to deal with the perpetrator themselves. Keller also cited societal pressures not to talk about “that sort of thing.” It

cases are reported. This brings up the key element in fighting sexual harassment: education. The vast majority of cases of sexual haras.sment are less severe than the Professor Kumar case, and a victim can simply educate the harasser through communication. According to Erickson, in most instances, people will stop their offending behaviour if they are alerted to its negativeeffects. A lot of people still don’t

Reported cases of sexual harassment are not an accurate measure of the prevalence of sexual harassment. absence of a consolidated system of record-keeping and has reservations about the utility of these sorts of statistics. Keller as well as Matthew Erickson, associate director of the Office of Ethical Behaviour and Human Rights. stress the fact that reported cases of sexual harassment are not an accurate measure of the prevalence of sexual

should be noted that the vast majority of cases reported are of the male harassing female type, but other forms of sexual harassment such as a male harassing a male co-worker are also being reported. As the visibility of the issue of sexual harassment increases and people become more informed about their rights in this area, more diverse

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. both parties can overcome their initial embarrassment about discussing the issue, it may be that it can be settled amicably. A thoughtless comment doesn’t make someone a latent rapist or “bad” in any way if they modify their behaviour in the future. However, in some instances this sort of communication is difficult or impossible. Often the victim feels intimidated, helpless, threatened, or just unsure how to Qntinued

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At Food Services...

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selling Services in Needles Hall, stated that it was her experience that in this calendar year there

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combat this sort of behaviour. Professor Kumar was determined to have sexually harassed one of his students while on a field trip to India. In a unilatera1 decision, President Downey penalized Kumar six months salary, but some students - especially the victim - and faculty believe he should have been dismissed altogether. One is left to wonder how often this occurs at the University of Waterloo and what is being done to prevent it. The answer to the first question is: no one knows exactly. The University of Waterloo lacks a campus-wide system of gathering statistical data on sexual harassment. Linda Keller, Sexual

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conducted by both the produce distributor and by Food Services, but given how the worm was carefully hidden, it is certainly possible that it was over-

has turned ture to be present in the shipped cases. Finding such a pest in the final, cooked product is a very isolated incident, and for this

student found a worm in his meal at the Davis Centre Bon Appetit Food Fair on Monday, November 6, 1995. The worm, found in a serving of broccoli, measured approximately one inch in length. The student immediately reported the incident to Food Services and to Director, Mark Murdoch. Murdoch, in turn, promptly contacted the manager of the Bon Appetite Food Fair, Rosemary LeBlanc, to have her resolve the situation. “We appreciate the prompt response we got from the stuThe worm that turned . . . at no extra charge! dent,” said Murdoch. The matter is currently being investigated. reason, there was no need for a Apparently, the worm had burlooked. pest control service to be conBroccoli is, of course, an rowed into the broccoli stalk, and sulted. agricultural product and it is not as such, was not clearly visible. With respect to inspections, uncommon for pests of this naNumerous inspections are

Murdoch told Imprint, “I deeply regret that this happened and we’ 11 continue all of our efforts to prevent a reoccurrence.” Murdoch also stated that he has been in contact with the produce distributor to ensure that they are being “equally vigilant in their inspection.” The student involved reportedly heard Murdoch say, in reference to the worm, “Aren’t they a good source of protein?” When asked about this statement, Murdoch neither confirmed nor denied it saying that he did not recall making this staternent but also added that it would have been a foolish and lighthearted thing to say. According to Murdoch, the regional health unit conducts inspections of the Food Services outlets on an extremely regular basis and the Food Services Department has “never not received a g& report.”


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embers of the University Art Association of Canada were on campus last Friday (November 3) as part of their annual conference. Seminars were held in the East Campus Hall. Of particular interest was “Passing the Baton IV,” a forum in which artists shared ideas about how and why they do their work. This discussion session attracted a large crowd and some prestigious Canadian artists. The Artists’ Panel consisted of KM. Graham, Doris McCarthy, and Michael Snow. Patterson Ewen was also scheduled to attend, but had to cancel due to illness. KM. Graham was the first speaker of the afternoon. Her message was to “be true to your own voice and intuition.” Her involvement in the art world began with travelling and studying the Old Masters. She was once a volunteer at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and did not actually begin painting until she was t7Cty years old. Graham listed Matisse and Emily Dickinson as being among her influeI7ces. She ended her talk with a slide presentation of some of her works, an array of abstract representations of the “rock deserts” of the Arctic and Newfoundland. Graham aspired to be an author before she found her calling, and encouraged her audience thus: “When you have something to say, you’ll find a way to put it down.” Next, Doris McCarthy outlined herartistic progress: her route was very different from that of Graham’s McCarthy was influenced very early in her life by the Group of Seven. After high school she studied at the

artists Ontario College of Art under Arthur Lismer and J.D.H. MacDonald. She met A.Y. Jackson and went to the studio of Lawren Harris. She trained herself to paint outside; her works flow out of her love and respect for the wilderness. While her early landscape paintings are very reminiscent of the Group of Seven, she later became more confident about expressing herself, expanding her style and also writing a double autobiography. McCarthy summed up her attitude toward painting by saying, “I am more interested in this world than what other artists have done with it.” Michael Snow was the final guest to speak. He claimed that although he’s been drawing his whole life, he never seriously considered becoming an artist until he won the art prize when graduating from high school. Me has since gained renown with his Walking Wmtm, and w-as featured in a special exhibit at the Art Gallery of‘ontario last year. He has also created two famous commissions: the Canada geese permanently on display in Toronto’s Eaton Centre, and the fans on the outside of the Skydome. Snow has experimented in diverse fields such as music, film and photography. Influences he mentioned includtid Picasso, cubism and post-cubism. He was inspired by jazz to join a band which later enjoyed a fair amount of success and gave him an opportunity to attempt to integrate music and packaging. Regarding his work as a musician and visual artist, Snow esplained, “1 saw a work that really moved me, and wanted to do that in my own way for other people.” “Passing the Baton IV” was both informative and inspirmg. 11 was chaired by

IMPRINT, Friday, November IO, 1995

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University of Waterloo professor Tony Urquhart, who is an artist of some note himself, being a recent recipient of the Royal Order of Canada. Urquhart, Graham and McCarthy are all currently showing works at the galleries at 80 Spadina in Toronto. Friday afternoon’s seminars were followed by a reception in East Campus Hall’s Artspace Gallery, where a display of works by University of Waterloo graduate students, former students and professors (including Urquhart) had been erected for the occasion.

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This exhibit included a surprise piece submitted by the three first-year graduate students in UW’s Fine Arts department. After being denied the opportunity of having their works included in the display, the students hired a security guard to stand at the door of the gallery. His presence attacked the idea of art as an elitist object and emphasized the presence ofauthority. This humourbased comment on “the sanctity of the museum” will be part of a future video documentation piece.

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he tension Ieve was high last Tuesday night, as St. Clair McEvenue, a Catholit deacon at St. Clement’s parish, Etobicoke, gave a speech at St. Jerome’s College on the subject of cults. His speech, which initially contained many valid points, was criticized by one student as being “one-sided.” Peppered by dogmatic language and clearly religiously oriented, it alienated much of the audience. Many of his arguments about cults were well worth listening to. For example, he rightly pointed out that young people, such as students who are away from home for the first time, are extremely vulnerable to the influences of cults. However, it soon became apparent that, in his speech, both statistics and hard data were extremely scarce. In addition, he uttered some dubious statements, such as likening the lise of the term “Mother Nature” in school lessons to witchcraft. When a member of the audience challenged some of Mr. McEvenue’ s assertions during the question period, an argument enSt. Clair sued. One of the audience members, obviously known to the He’s wastspeaker, cried, ‘&A non-believer! ing our time!” Subsequently, the man was asked to leave by Mr. McEvenue. Several students, upset by the turn that the evening had taken, pointed out that perhaps a more balanced point of view could have been presented. Their statements fell on deaf ears.

It also came out that Mr. McEvenue, who had previously spoken on the same subject to students at Catholic High Schools in Toronto, was no longer being asked to do so. In addition, it was revealed that he was in disagreement with the Toronto Diocese re-

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garding educational matters. About 15 students walked out of the seminar before the question period had officially ended. All expressed disappointment that the speech had not been as informative as they would have liked, and that, during the discussion, their opinions were ignored.


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f a bit of editorializing can be allowed, it’s a sad time for US when action must be taken to keep the Safety Van sufe. This fall, the Federation of Students’ Safety Van Co-ordinator has been forced to temporarily ban two male students from the Van, while the Federation of Students considers making that restriction permanent. The students in question use the Safety Van and sometimes even the Turnkey desk simply as a place to “meet and annoy” other people, according to sources close to the story. They became notorious for consistently annoying strangers, and claiming to not understand how they had offended anyone. One typical exchange at the Turnkey Desk, offered as an example, went as follows. The students asked a student if she was cold. When she responded with an affirmative reply, one of them said, “Why don’t you warm yourself the way all Christians do?” In another

incident, one of them asked a female student what faculty she was in. When she asked why they wanted to know, he commented that, “Well, there’s got to be nice girls in [that faculty].”

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keep the Safety Van safe. Yet another incident - on the Safety Van itself - occurred when one of the students in question bsagged about the fact that he hadn’t showered recently, while asking female passengers for their addresses: and their shoe sizes. The driver at this point warned him to immediately desist, or he would be

immediately dropped off. The next time these students tried to board the Van, the Coordinator explained that he was no longer welcome to use this service. The students claimed to not understand why these comments would make people uncomfortable, saying that they thought, “Canadians are strange people.” The Co-ordinator offered to have the Campus Police explain the problem. The students accepted. Even after their conversation with the police, however, the students were still confused . In an interview, the Coordinator offered his opinion that, “It seems that they don’t realize that what they are saying could be offensive to other people.” The Safety Van is adrive-home service operated by the Federation of Students. lt runs every night, and women receive priority to use this service. When room is available, men may use the service. S tudents interested in finding out more about using the Safety Van can contact the Turnkey Desk at x3867 for information.

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ometimes, process is more important than outcome. This is especially true within the realm of university funding, and funding crises. When the University of Waterloo formed a new committee two years ago to assess and evaluate each student service, the outcome was the implementation of a new fee. The process, however, could be the beginning of a new trend in University governance. The Student Services Advisory Committee was set up to assess and evaluate student service - including Athletics, Health and Safety, and Career Resources - and to decide on how each service can better serve the students It does this by monitoring each

service, and deciding how much students should be charged; and whether this money should be recovered from a fee on the tuition statement, or through user-fees. The most important point about this powerful committee is that it is student-oriented. There are six students on the committee, plus five university administrators responsible for different student services. Students have a majority of the votes on the committee responsible for Student Services. The point is that students are responsible to evaluate the services that they use. This would be akin to the university coming to the undergraduates when the upcoming crises comes about, and asking for help in setting the tuition rates, since students are the primary users of teaching. Over the past few years, the

student membership has changed, but the task hasn’t. Much has been accomplished. Each student member of the SSAC has reviewed a student service, and has made recommendations on how each can serve the students better. Those recommendations are now being implemented. However, the task is far from being done. The committee still has much to do. If you are interested in finding out more, check out the University Web page, or sfop by the Fed office. Students are in control of their student service fees. This may perhaps be the beginning of a trend. However, if all students are going to be in control of what is going on, the students must know. So keep your eyes open for more information, After all, this is something that does and will indeed affect all students, for years to come.

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losing her job. During her coordinator interview that term she was hesitant to bring up the harassment because she felt it might have been her fault. When she finally decided to confide in her coordinator about the difficult and sensitive issue, she was virtually ignored. After another term of harassment, she returned to school hoping that someone here could help not only her, but the next unsuspecting co-op student placed in the same position. At the time she returned to school (only a few years ago), there was no policy in place to deal with sexual harassment on work term placements. She approached the Federation of Students, and went through some of the normal channels on campus, but while those she approached were sympathetic to her situation, they could offer no concrete remedy for the harassment she had suffered. All she could do was tryto warn the next person who got the job. Mary’s story has many of the common characteristics of sexual harassment. A female, harassed by a male with some power over some-

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take action. One example is the story of a UW student, call her Mary, who experienced sexual harassment on a co-op work term. Mary was a first year student on her first co-op work term. She was an eager, naive student, happy to have a job. Soon one of her male co-workers began to make unwanted com~ ments of a sexual nature and took to pointing a lecherous stare in her direction. She was uncomfortable with her co-worker’s behaviour, but decided to keep quiet, not rock the boat, and endure her feelings of embarassment and degradation. She wanted to keep the job she enjoyed and get credit for her work term. The following work term, she returned to the job only to have the harassment intensify. She spoke to some co-workers who she thought would be sympathetic, but they weren’t. They told her that she was only a co-op student, not full time, so she should just try to put up with it. Again, she wanted to take a stand against behaviour she new was wrong, but didn’t want to risk

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thing she held to be very important: her career. So, in the interest of not losing herjob, she had to endure the harassment. Her feelings of helplessness were not some victim’s psychosis. In a very concrete way, she was left out in the cold by the very authorities she should have recourse to when things like this happen: the University administration and the co-op department, which later apologized after current director, Bruce Lumsden took over. Today, Mary is glad to see the implementation of policy and the distribution information to students in the co-op department regarding sexual harassment, but she categorizes these initiatives as reactionary. it seems incongruous that a cutting edge university like Waterloo would be behind on these sorts of policies. Another student, call him George, was doing piecework for a company, hoping to piece together a work term. However, this is not a typical story of sexual harassment. The comments were unwanted and of a sexual nature, but they came from a male co-worker and con-

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sisted of comments and questions about his girlfriend and her mother. Despite telling the perpetrator to stop making the comments, they continued. Soon, his work began to suffer and he was eventually let go. Since it didn’t turn out to be an official work term, George turned to the Human Rights Commission. He was told that all he could do was lodge a complaint and wait. Complaining to the perpetrator’s superior would be useless unless he planned to take some drastic legal action. Since the job he was working on was over, he had no position to get back and decided to just let the matter drop. George feels that coming forward would have been an unneeded hassle and would have only caused him to relive the whole incident. There were only two alternatives: silence or a full blown complaint and he felt that it just wasn’t worth it. In both Mary’s and George’s situations, they were forced to accept behaviour from others that was degrading and embarrassing. No person has to take this sort of behaviour under any circumstances. Both Mary and George were left without a tolerable resolution to their problems. However, today there are places to get help. A good place to start is the Office for Ethical Behaviour and Human Rights. They currently have two programs to help victims of sexual harassment. When one on one communication is not an option, the University Conflict Resolution Group provides a conciliatory approach to solving sexual harassment disputes. Both parties sit down with a mediator and share their concerns. Mediators are trained to deal with power imbalances between the parties with the intent to *‘facilitate communication*’ and arrive at an arrangement in which some ground rules are agreed

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he new board of directors at local community radio station CKWR and parent organization Wired World looks to have dissolved itself after facing some huge financial and logistical hurdles. Elected on October 25th after dissolving the old board at the same meeting, the new board of directors was in the process of attempting to wrestle control of the station away from the board of directors headed by President Peter Tilkov. According to the new board, the meeting was legal and binding. Nevertheless, Tilkov and the old board would not recognize the meeting in any official capacity and gave no legitimacy to the new board. As such, a bitter fight for control of the station loomed between the two parties. The new board has since discovered that such a fight would hit them in the pocketbook to the tune of at least $15,000 in legal fees.

upon that will govern the way the two people relate to each other in the future. Often, the victim just wants the harassment to stop and their relationship with the other party to continue, albeit with some differences. This is particularly useful when it is inevitable that they will interact in class or at work. The University Resolution Support Program is another inifiative of the Office of Ethical Behaviour and Human Rights. This program is a sort of “buddy system” designed to hel,p victims of sexual harassment take action. Any person who wants to start formal procedures to end harassment are assigned a case worker who will help them navigate Lhe various avenues of action. The victim can be given information, accompanied to meetings or hearings on the matter, or directed to a counsellor. The purpose of the program is to make the whole process a little more approachable. However, all of this is predicated on the fact that victims know that they don’t have to stand for behaviour that degrades or embarrasses them. Here is where education is most important and steps are being taken on campus to improve awareness about sexual harassment. Faculty and stafi’ at UW are hearing lectures and attending workshops like “The New Workplace,” which deal with teaching standards of respectful behaviour between coworkers. Ofparticularimportance tostudents, this year the Village dons hand delivered sexual harassment information folders to students, instead of putting them in their frosh kits. Dons, who were also trained in handling sexual harassment complaints, had the opportunity to discuss with students any questions or concerns they had about sexual harassment.

updlate Since the old board is still operating with the authority of the corporation, the new board feared that a legal battle would be more advantageous to the old board who are able to incur mounting costs. The new/dissolved board will now attend the announced Annual General Meeting scheduled for November 16th and go through the election process again. The controlling board has since undergone its own change, as Tiikov has stepped down as President and been elected to the position of Vice President. The new President is Adolf Gubler. The new board has requested that a professional mediator, with expertise in non-profit conflict, from Community

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ho are we again? Well we’re SAC (Students Advising Co-op) and we’re here to serve you! Got any concerns questions, or (heaven forbid) complaints about the co-op system or process, just see one of your friendly SAC representatives (See us in the picture? Aren’t we beautiful?) or better yet come out to one of our meetings! Our next SAC meeting is on November 13, from 230 to 4:30. So what exactly do we do? Well that’s a great question. SAC takes the student’s concerns (i.e. your concerns) about co-op and makes co-op aware of these concerns. However, it doesn’t stop there! ! We also try to incorporate

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ideas for changes in the present system depending on what you, the student body, want. But we can’t help you unless we know how to heIp you. So contact us, and if you want to, try coming out to one of our bi-weekly meetings. What’s going on now you say? Well, on Tuesday November 14, 1995inMC4061 from4:30to6:30 there will be an information forum held to make students aware of the existing lines of communication betweenco-opandthestudent body. This should be a highly informative session, with both SAC and Co-op representatives there to answer questions So come out and ask some of those pressing questions that you’ve always had a strong desire to ask

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but just never came around to it. tinual basis by your co-ordinator. tern in place, it is hoped that this So what else is up? Now before I hear any yelling, problem will be almost resolved to Sbhh, it’s a secret! ! These are the there is an explanation! ! allow co-op to work more efficiently type of cool secrets you get from Apparently co-op is having and help serve you, the student body, being on a great group like SAC! trouble collecting information from better. The co-op department will take on a more strict approach regarding student information for continuous pliacement (aka 2nd rounds). Apparently it seems that unless you (as co-op students’) actually tell co-op what your intentions are regarding your job search (i.e. whether you have your own job, whether you are looking for your own job, whether you want to go through the co-op process etc.) you will be deemed not part of the coop process, and will not have acA SAC?=full of students and staff working together!! photo by Dave Fisher cess to any co-op placement jobs. You are required to 1X1 out a skills the student body on their job/co-op So how do you contact us? inquiry form and submit it to co-op status. Oh that’s easy ! You can contact us by NOVEMBER 13, 1995. There is too much unnecessary through email at: On this form you should specify time and energy wasted on tracking sac@undergrad.math, WWW (fill whether or not you want your students down and finding out what in the comment form), or drop a resumes to be sent out on a contheir intentions are. With this sysletter in the box at the SAC board.

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such improvements in animal care as the CCAC has effected, the fact remains that the well being of animals in laboratories is severely obstructed by this system. Because peer review in effect requires criticism of superiors by subordinates, or of colleagues by colleagues people are going to have to continue working with or under the very people they have criticized. Furthermore, this basic conflictof-interest between maintaining great freedom for the researcher at his/her institution, versus achieving protection for the animals in laboratories is resolved by the CCAC in favour of the researchers, not the animals. This is despite section 401 (I )a of the Criminal Code of Canada states: “Everyone commits an offence who willfully causes, or being the owner, willfully permits to be caused, unnecessary pain, suffering or injury to an animal or bird.” The problem is not just that there are weasel words “willfully” and “unnecessary” in the Criminal Code; the problem also rests in the f’act thal there are no precedents in Canadian law for charges of abuses to animals in research, teaching or testing. With this degree of legislative protection, it is not difficult to understand why animal experimente.rs fail to address crucial ethical and scientific objections to their work. Most people would oppose painful experiments on unconsenting human beings who had no prospect of individual benefit. What, then, is the quality that nonhuman animals lack which justifies their exploitation in laboratory tests? Differences such as strength, intelligence, language and appearance are entirely arbitrary and also occur within the human species. So could it be, like disadvantaged groups within our own society, that animals simply lack the power of effective protest? Neither can animal research withstand scientific scrutiny. With results only relevant to the species under test, there is the constant risk of misleading predictions since humans and animals respond quite differently to drugs and disease. Today, tens of thousands of medical scientists and clinicians contend that the value of animal research has been grossly overstated. The millions of dollars invested annually could be used much more effectively in cli nical research and public health promotion. Unfortunately, animal-based methodologies are those which are most readily

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It’s been a tough week for the Warrior football team, and no less easy on their supporters. For those of you who haven’t heard, or aren’t prepared to read the coverage of last Saturday’s heart-breaker on page 22, the Warriors lost a critical game in one of the most devastating ways imaginable. They lost the game to a bunch of fiat boys - the Western Mustangs - with horseshoes in orifices I’m too polite to mention. it’d be a nice tidy headline to say that Western won the game with less than 10 seconds to go, but it’s not entirely true; they won it with 11 -seconds left. The contest was as big a football game for UW and it’s football program as has ever come down the pike. In the 25 year history of CIAIJ football, the Warriors have never - repeat, never - won a playoff game. In that same period, the Warriors have never - repeat, never beaten Western, as vile and disgusting a rival as Waterloo will ever have. And Tuffy Knight was ready to be crowned the All-Time leader in Canadian varsity coaching victories. A victory, at Western no less, would’ve exorcised the demons, been more than ample reason for great celebration, and we’d all be preparing ourselves for Laurier this weekend. Instead, we’re obliged to cheer for the Golden Hawks. Without getting into the specifics of what happened Saturday, I’ve got to share another disappointment, and that’s the whisperings around campus by peopte who weren’t at the game, specifically in the use of the loosely tossed-off word “Choke!” The goading and taunting the team faced in a hostile post-game environment at Western was bad enough, but to hear it back home has been more than bothersome. The Warriors did not choke. As much as 1 despise Western, particularly it’s mega-successful athletics programs and Ivy League-wannabe pretense, 1’11 say this much for some of their fans who spoke after the game, and that’s that they saw and admitted to what really happened: An unbelievable game which Waterloo deserved to win and should have won. Fate simply was not on their side. Of course there’s a great many peopIc on campus who hold varsity sports up for ridicule, and 1’11 admit that a couple of years back I was as guilty as the next person. Indeed, it’s only been in the past year as Editor of the paper that I felt it encumbent that 1 even attend varsity sporting events lo accord it the coverage expected of me. As cynical as that sounds - covering athletics as part of my job - I have to admit that I’ve become quite atcatched to the sporting teams here. Whether it be the soccer or rugby teams, both of which had losing records incidentally, or the football or hockey teams, the games are all uniformly exciting with the participants putting a11 of their efforts into their respective endeavours. The fact is, I’m hooked, which is probably why I”m a little defensive. Nobody deserves ridicule for the effort they put forth for our campus. When they play, they carry our name, they pIay under our banner. Ask any of the alumni this weekend for the pride they feel for UW and perhaps you’11 be staring into a crystal ball. As for myhelf, I’ll remember the Warrior’s ‘95 football season fondly. A tie to the No. 1 ranked team in the country and a shatter-q one point loss to the nation’s No. 3. Sadiy, that loss is as

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t.Clair McEvenue was the invited guest speaker for a lecture on the danger of cults on Tuesday November 7th at St. Jerome’s College. McEvenue is from St. Clements Parish in Etobicoke and has done research on cults for the last twenty years. His speech focused on the damage of mind control, traps set by cults in the recruitment of new members, and the five main tools that cults use to brainwash their victims: lies, deceit, mind altering drugs, hypnotism and emotional stress. Cults make slaves of our young people (that’s us folks), especially those who are experiencing the stress of university life - which by the way he compares to the experience of shell shock and trench warfare. To quote McEvenue himself, “the devil inspires all cult activity.” McEvenue continued by giving a list of what he considered cults in our society (get ready for this one): Scientology, Moonies. Rastafarians, Children of God. Jehovah’s Witnesses. Sounds pretty basic, but just wait,.. skinheads, Masons, the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and, yes, even Amway. He didn’t stop there, when one woman in the audience reported that her daughter had experienced sleep deprivation on a Catholic sponsored retreat, he responded by stating that cults surround us - even in the church.

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ing suspicion this would have definitely received some media coverage. But then again, McEvenue cites his friend, who is a policeperson on the Chicago force, for proof of this particular story. In the question and answer period the discussion heated up. There were supporters and friends of McEvenue in the audience, but there were also people who recognized that some of the statements the lecturer made were obviously not based on fact. One gentleman in particular challenged the notion of brainwashing, citing at least three official, academic and recognized organizations (such as the differing sociological and psychological societies in North America) who have

guish between the numerous groups he was referring to nor the practices they were participating in. It would be like saying all Christian churches or groups are the same. As we are all well aware this is not the case. The differences between Christian churches, be they Catholic or otherwise, are crucial. Considering the types of orgalnizations the lecturer groups together it seems imperative that he make the distinction be:tween groups and their activities. Perhaps the most distressing aspect of this lecture was the lack of academic citations. McEvenue did not cite one academic suurce throughout his entire lecture. The information he did refer to was purely from the

done research in this area for the last 30 years. How does one account for the fact that if cults

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are able to brainwash with such ease and success, then why is it that we are not all part of one? (Are we, perhaps, merely considering all the cults the lecturer listed?) The lecturers’ only response was, “well, you know those psychiatrists are all a bit loony too.” There were also those in the audience who recognized how horribly unbalanced the entire lecture WXL To begin with, the lecturer classified every deviant non-Catholic and even some Catholic organizations as cults. What, for example, does the IRA have in common with skinheads ? How can we place these two very distinct groups in one pot? Not only do they have completely different so-

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had left cults. One should wonder how balanced this type of research is. His argument was one sided, extremely prejudice and simply not factual. His speeclh would never be accepted at any university because it didn’t have any academic value. If McEvenue had stated at the beginning of the lecture that he was speaking only about his personal experience with people who had left cults and that his understanding of the issues is biased, perhaps the reaction of some audience members would have been different. Fact is though, he never made such a statement. In addition to that, are we not attending an academic /nstitution here? Should the people we bring onto campus r!~!t at least meet the standards this institution ha? set out? The point is not ‘to havv: c:!rmplet~:. . .,;.:;‘-’ LI’I ‘;11:( a..PTee-q*nL betwee !F?. *i;,c “. ..‘; qc:‘xt ;: I_; I(3 kr :$y b:.‘i’!. ;; s y’i.;~,j~y!>f -’


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Re. assault allegations To the Ed&r, I wish to correct a statement attributed to me in the story headlined “Assault allegations cause controversy” in the Nov. 3, 1995 Imprint. The last paragraph on p. 3 (completed on p. 8) should have read: “President Downey consulted with a number of individuals to confirm that it would be acceptable for Professor Kumar to return to classroom duties. One of those who concurred was Department Chair Sally terner. She based her opinion on the fact that she has worked with Professor Kumar for twenty years and that until this point, there had never been any problems with students on this campus which have come to her attention.” Reporter David Drewe, who interviewed me, did a good job otherwise of reporting what I said, and it is easy to miss a few words over the telephone. -Sally Lerner, Chair, En virunmerit and Resource Studies

Kumar fiasco To the Editor, As a member of the UW community, and as apart-time employee of the University of Waterloo, I find myself having serious doubts about the University’scommitment to Campus security, women’s issues and community justice. In last week’s Imprint, I read about the plight of a female student who was sexually assaulted by her professor, Sehdev Kumar, while on a field course half-way across the world. This assault occurred a year ago, and since then, the victim has suffered immensely from the pressure surrounding this case. I must first say that I, like many other UW students, am appalled that we are continuing to pay this aggressor’s salary, all the while shielding him from the punishment he deserves. His judgment has been passed - he will pay an inconsequential fine and he will then proceed with the rest of his life. Meanwhile, the victim continues to live her life bearing the cold-hearted burden of injustice in our community. When I was considering what this entire fiasco means to me, I realized that I, as a UW tour guide, faced a difficult situation. When asked by prospective applicants to UW, what do I tell them about safety? Over the last few weeks, visitors to UW have asked me about the status of safety and security on our campus, and generally, I have proudly described our successful Walksafe and Safety Van programs. I have gone on to tell these visitors that our campus is an extremely safe place to work, study and play. My dilemma, then, is what to tell them now. Do I continue to tell these visitors that our campus is safe, when I know full well that Professor Kumar continues to roam

our campus? Do I create a facade of utopia, temporarily shoving the victim’s suffering from my mind? To be honest, I don’t know what I will do the next time someone asks about our safety. Does the University take its students’ safety seriously? I don’t know that either. Campus and student security seems to, but what about Jim Downey? Does he take our safety seriously? Please recall that he alone passed down Professor Kumar’s punishment. To the university’s administration I ask - please, what do I tell our visitors? What do I tell my family? What do I tell my peers, my girlfriend or my sister? I don’t think I can tell them that, “Oh yes, the campus is quite safe . + . that is, except for the profs.” Could you? Rememberit could have been you. It could have been someone you love. For some, it is. Vigilance, friends, vigilance. --Greg Wood, 3B Environment and Resource Studies .

Parking Lot offensive To the Editor, In the latest issue of the Imprint (October 27, 1995) we were extremely offended by the comic strip entitled “The Parking Lot is Full.” It portrayed God in a drunken state urinating on an unknowing child and mother below. The child took the “rain” to be God’s tears. Now, we realize that the cartoonist may not have intended this to be offensive, however, it was. The reason that we found this cartoon to be offensive is that it compromised the very nature of God as we see Him. We believe that God is holy (without sin) and wants the best for humankind. This cartoon portrays God as being in a drunken sinful state, urinating on an innocent child who perceives the urine as tears. We believe that God is sovereign, absolutely holy and deserving of our utmost reverence. The cartoon is offensive to us. We do imagine that it is also offensive to God.

publish letters or articles which are judged to be Iibellous or discriminatory on the basis of gender, race, RELIGION, or sexual orientation.” I’m a firm believer in free speech, but if you want to play the censorship game with us, what gives you the right to publish crap like you did last week? -Raymond

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Parking Lot offensive #3 To the Editor, Each week I look forward to aquiring the newest issue of the Imprint. I find the information interesting, informative, and a whole bunch of other “in-” words. Each week, there is one thing in the pages that catches my eye: “The Parking Lot is Full.” Not because I find it funny, but because it is a complete contrast to the entire paper. The “comic” is dry, lacking in humour, and often disrespectful. For instance, the October 27 issue displayed Christ drunk and relieving himself. Although?this is a necessary function of all people, mortal or not, it offended me and many other Christians. The religion may not be to everyone’s liking, but there is no excuse to disrespect it like that picture did. Then in the November 3 issue,

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the picture of people holding down another person at a party to inject him with drugs was just plain tasteless. This was not funny. What about all those people recovering from drug abuse? How do you think it made them feel? In general, I find “The Parking Lot is Full” to be a worthless addition to the Imprint. Better comics could be found to be included in its pages. My vote is to pull the comic entirely. -Matt

Houser

Parking Lot offensive #4 To the Editor, After reading last week’s letters to the editor and, sure enough, seeing a complaint against the October 27th issue’s “The Parking Lot Is Full” comic, I was forced to wonder whether or not the authors submitted it because they thought it was funny, or because they knew it would be controversial. It seems to me that the cartoonists are simply trying to stir up more debate and, in the end, publicity, a la the “Love is supposed to hurt” controversy of last year. While I am totally in favour of freedom of the press, anticensorship, etc., and was not personally offended by the cartoon, it is obvious to me that it could be

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offensive to other students. Surely Nesbitt and Spacek were aware of this too. Perhaps in the future they should rely on the promotion of their comic by how funny it is, and not by how many people it can offend. 4hud

Walton

Parking Lot: Christian cwot3aaancla To the Editor, As a deeply religious person, I wish to express my profound shock and disgust at your October 27th “The Parking Lot is Full” cartoon, which portrayed a drunken “God” urinating on an oh-so-Leave-it-toBeaverish mother and daughter. This repulsive cartoon depicted God as being an elderly bearded white male, an obvious plug for the Christian God-the-Father figure. As if that weren’t enough, it furthered the Christian myth that God is generally benevolent, if somewhat misguided, and sometimes lacking in judgement. This is greatly offensive to all devoted worshippers of Cthulhu, let alone Hastur and Yog-Sothoth. The God-figure should quite obviously have been depicted as being a mile-high world-shattering and sanity-devouring, albeit lazy, squid. The Imprint is supposed to be the newspaper of all students on campus. However, not only does it publish letters from the son of that whitey so-called “God”every week, but it compounds its religious harassment by having cartoons such as the above. The Imprint should immediately discontinue publishing a Christian-propaganda mouthpiece such as ‘The Parking Lot is Full.” Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn! -The Sheol”

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I must express my amusement after reading the Oct. 27 issue’s “The Parking Lot Is Full” (“raindropsh falling...“). I almost pissed myself laughing. I gave out a deep belly laugh in the middle of class. Truly, it was a funny and memorable comic, the best I have yet seen in Imprint.

Parking Lot offensive #2 To the Editor, 1 was appalled at the cartoon in the Imprint of Friday, October 27. The cartoon, under “The Parking Lot 1s Full,” was offensive for a couple of reasons: First of all, being a Christian I was understandably angry that you would publish that kind of filth, as I’m sure all other Christians on campus were. Second, (and this is what damns Imprint’s credibility) you state on the Letters page of the Imprint: “The editor reserves the right to refuse to c

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letters to the editor last week, yours was the one that did it for me. You were abusive and judgmental, and it made me tingle. Your diatribe titillated me. You see, there really is no accounting for taste. If I was serious in my lust for your writing style, who is to be ridiculed? I truly believe that Jim Rose and his freaks have every right to make a buck from their antics. They repulse me, and I did not see the show, but to paraphrase, I’ll defend anybody’s right to see it free from ridicule. Some quick points: The “if it were a woman” reference was just a useless social hot-button, not related to the theme of the rest of your letter. Self-mutilation as a result of abuse is not the same issue as self-mutilation (I’11 just have to assume that your ears aren’t pierced). I’m not going to touch “eroticizing pain,” there are probably plenty of folks who can elucidate this issue. Finally, we all whore ourselves for the mighty dollar. Money even talks to your “crippled ego .” You whore yourself when you sit at your desk on a nice sunny day, or when you sweat under the blazing sun laying pipe. You give up the grains in your hourglass (your most valuable and irreplaceable resource) for the sweet green. For the circus freaks, the hours are a little shitty, and it make a mess of your skin, but showbiz always has bad hotirs. Was there a deeper message in your letter? I’m sorry, I’m being facetious. The world seems full of the sick and violent; not exactly a stellar observation. Every society man has ever experienced has had this character, except the odd group living in extreme conditions (like northern Inuit). Maybe we’re victims of our own idle hands. It’s the devil’s work I tell you. -‘Irian

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Jim Rose justification To the Editor, Regarding Jim Rose (Imprint, November 3rd); Hi Melissa MacDonald, I’m sorry that you are so repulsed by a group of people who are just making an honest living. Their occupation may be somewhat radical and “alternative” but why persecute them for what they want to do with their

lives? Do you honestly think Jim Rose and friends would subject themselves to this unique showmanship if they didn’t want to? Do you think, perhaps, that they see merit in their art? Maybe you find this type of performing disgusting, but basically it’s not for the squeamish. Someone who lives in the nineties, however, who possesses a somewhat open mind, can enjoy the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow for what it is... Entertainment. Go watch yourLion King and yourLittle Mermaid for the twentieth time. You’ll feel better. -Mu-y

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Jim Rose justification #3 To the Ed&y, Melissa MacDonald begs for a response to her letter about my review of the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow. I’d like to thank her for exercising self-censorship regarding the show rather than screaming bloody murder up and down the streets trying to prevent the show from coming - if you don’t approve, don’t go. Simple. By now, many people have an idea of what: to expect from Jim Rose and Can judge for themselves whether they wish to see it, I will however, take issue with several of MacDonald’s comments. First, yes, she is entitled to an opinion without seeing the show, but she went beyond informed opinion. Had she seen the show, she could not deny the skill involved in most of the stunts. Not just any “self-effacing,” maladjusted “victim” can juggle chainsaws, swallow swords, or escape a strait jacket (I guess she didn’t read about the Enigma’s control of his bodily reflexes in National Geographic this summer). So maybe it’s not what MacDonald would call entertainment, but to judge the show solely on Mr. Lift0 is to give the show an unfair assessment. Yes, Lift0 is a freak, but who isn’t? Where do you draw the line on normality? Secondly, MacDonald uses a swell example of pop-psychology from “Ricky” to make everyone into victims of abuse without even seeing the “patients” (What does that mean? Ricki Lake? You’re joking right?) Many people consider body-piercing as art and self-expression, not simply Psych- 10 1 victim responses. Keep the “Ricky” tabloidTV discussions within your S’mores-munch-

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ing, pajama-partying, “gyrating” glib group. Thirdly, comparing the players in the show to Jeffrey Dahmer is unwarranted and unfair, Period. People like Melissa MacDonald force Jim Rose to say “now don’t try this at home” about a stunt that no one except TRAINED PROFESSIONALS LIKE JIM ROSE would even consider attempting (and would sue him if her kid brother unsuccessfully tried to swallow and regurgitate razor blades). -cu?tis

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‘John Gait’ problematic To the Editor, I actually enjoyed James Russell’s Who is John Gult article in which he describes religion as “a crock of shit” (Imprint, October 27). I think it is important to make arguments clear in any such discussion and Russell certainly pulls no punches. I did however find some of his reasoning problematic. I assumed this would soon be corrected by a letter to the editor in the next week’s edition by someone disposed to defend religion from one point of view or another (I am not usually so disposed). This didn’t happen. None of the responses went farther than trying to defend religion in some way, or by advocating its strengths or condemning the alternatives. This is why I am writing. Russell says that his main point is that “YOUDONOTNEEDGODFORAN ETHICAL SYSTEM.” The problem with his article is that he is right. You don’t. His attack on religion is bang on in that respect, but by not going far enough he falls into the same trap of faith. He doesn’t make a choice to not believe, but to not believe in the standard religious systems. The whole beauty of faith (religion is an expression of it) for those who do believe (I hope I get this right, forgive a poor skeptic) is that faith in God (or whatever supernatural force you worship) is not a logical but a spiritual (I would say emotional) decision. It is the irrational part of us that still fears lightning that is wanting of a God (a father or mother). But what’s more, it’s about finding out who you are, by seeing yourself in relation to an ultimate power; placing yourself in and defining for yourself your importance in the world. Religion (unlike any other cause that we believe) remains outside our world of

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proof and disproof, and is therefore hard to touch. Without a God, we must rely (correct me if I’m wrong) on science (being in the realm of the senses). By science I mean the rejection of all things not strictly provable in an empirical sense. Russell believes in the existence of France. Rene Descartes said ‘I think therefore I am;” that all. that can be known with any certainty, is that I exist. Whether I am “A soul animated by God” or “A lump of flesh,” I am in fact something that thinks. I have always agreed with Descartes on this, if on little else. Physicists in our time (men who spend their time on such trivialities as: How did the Universe begin?:) are no longer talking of reality per se, but rather “models of reality .” The problem with Jalmes Russell’s argument is that he does have faith. He believes those who tell him France exists, because they say they have seen it. And yet he denies that God exists when people tell him that they have seen(experienced) him-her-it-whatever, His belief in France however makes the assumption of science, that we exist in a universe with some form of matter, that we have in some way a physical existence. Our senses seem to confirm this, but we could just as easily be wrong. Is France a myth? Some in the Pacific might wish is was. Even something as mundane as the dropping of a stone in a pond has something of magic to it though. Do we know for sure when we let go that it will drop? We assume it will. All things of weight when not resisted are subject to gravity. But how do we know that this is true? It may be up until now stones have just happened to like that direction. A silly example maybe, but it’s one that has bugged philosophers endJessly. Is cause and effect a valid basis for our view of reality, or are we taking false comfort in it? One cannot ever know for sure if the assumptions of science are true, and therefore we must have faith in scientific method. If I flip a coin a hundred times I make an assumption based on probability that they will not all be heads, Until I actually do it though 1cannot know for sure that this rule(??) based on probability will hold true this time. Science is not an answer but a useful, if flawed, method. Religion can also be useful, but is no more of a cheat (if a more obvious one to some). It is merely a question of who you believe. Undeniable proof of anything is impossible even if we consider some things so probable that we can accept they are. By the way, in response to Sarah Barnett’s chastising of yours truly in last week’s Imprint, all I can say is, Pptfffffffffff! Your letter is an example that proves my point better than I could have ever hoped to. Thanks. -J.

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‘John Gait’ correct To the Editor, Mr. Russell is right. Religion is useless and faulted. At first, I didn’t want to comment on it; I have learned through experience that religion is a subject often best undiscussed unless the two people involved are both very comfortable with it and each other. I hold my beliefs, and others hold theirs. But I couldn’t walk away from the irony in Debra Harvey’s response. It was too loud, too clear,‘and contained precisely the reasons that I agree with Mr. Russell. Plus, I wanted to elucidate on what ethical system doesn’t require faith, which Mr. Russell has not mentioned. I am a man. I am human. I think, and I reason my way through life. I act based on my thoughts, and my thoughts are organized based on reason, upon stringent standards. Those standards aren’t set by someone else -


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It’s been a harrowing few weeks for the people who protect the lives of heads of states. Yitzhak Rabin, having decided to forego a bulletproof vest, wasgunned down, ironically enough at a peace rally. Aline and Jean Chrktien were given a scare when Aline found an intruder wandering around with a knife inside 24 Sussex Drive, apparently with the intention of killing Mr. Chr&ien. A reporter also recently managed to enter 10 Downing Street, the residence of British Prime Minister John Major. Fortunately, the reporter had no motive other than to expose the lack of security. All three incidents were startling, and each for a different reason I Mr. Rabin’s decision to decline a bulletproof vest was surprising, if only because the Mossad had been accused of killing the leader of the Islamic Jihad (this accusation, while not proven, is not unrealistic - check out Victor Ostrovsky’s book on the Mossad, By Way of Decepht). As it turned out, it appears that it was one of Israel’s own that needed to be feared. Reports have said that the alleged assassin fit the profile of the security forces’ scenarios, so the possibility was not as foreign to them as it was to the general public. It was surprising that security was not tighter, as any Israeli Prime Minister is probably on more hit lists than anyone else in the world to begin with. With the benefit of 20120 hindsight, we can say that security around Jean Chretien is appalling, especially in the wake of a decision as divisive as the referendum vote. But it is too easy to condemn the RCMP quickly. I think a lot of people were surprised at the attack. 1 couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to kill Mr. Chr&ien - not because he’s a great guy, but simply because I never thought anyone would bother to kill a Canadian Prime Minister. On aglobal scale, Canada is not regarded as a mover and

shaker on a political or economic level. We don’t make waves very often, and when we do, it is usually about the same old thing. So no one is going to expect to achieve a radical shift in Western foreign policy by killing a Canadian Prime Minister. It now appears that the only person who would consider such an act is a disgruntled Francophone who apparently has psychological problems. Unfortunately, it shows along with Jacques Parizeau’s speech that the poles of Canadian politics have entered the realm of extremism in some cases. The RCMP investigation currently underway is definitely necessary. Even more surprising was the ease with which a reporter penetrated 1Cl Downing Street during daylight hours, posing as a contractor. I-Ie was not asked for any identification and was able to walk around quite freely. There are still enough remnantsof the IRA to make garbage cans scarce on city streets in England, giving one ample reason to expect serious precautions to be taken around John Major. The British will be assessing the security around their Prime Minister’s residence as well. How much accessibility to these public figures should there be? Recent events and the fact that Pat Buchanan is a legitimate contender in the U.S. presidential race show that extremism is alive and well on both sides of the Atlantic. The head of state has to be visible to the people, but at the same time has to be protected from them. Moreover, any head of state likes to believe that his or her life is in danger to a smaller degree than is probably realistic, which makes the job of those protecting him or her doubly difficult. As I am not a security expert, I will not try to argue for a particular level of protection. It is just unfortunate that one devastating tragedy and another close call were needed for these issues to be examined by the appropriate authorities.

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they are set and changeable only by me. How do I set them? By the one value which all other values must serve - my life, and its fulfilment. That doesn’t mean I can fulfil my life by, for example, winning the lottery. To fulfil my life, I must live up to my highest potential as a human being. Winning the lottery makes doing some things easier, but it doesn’t actually change who I am and what I have accomplished. In this way, I live by reason and by my own standards. I deal with other people when it is to my benefit to do so, and do not expect others to deal with me if it isn’t in theirs. I hold it as pride that I can think, that I can reason my way through situations and problems. Some people call it greed that I want to primarily live up to my potential. People also call it egoism. I do also. It is where you don’t place your hopes, values, and aspirations, in the protection of someone else, for them to destroy at their whim. It is where your upmost responsibility is to yourself, and to the . recognition of reality for what it is - independently of what you wish it to be. It is not where it is necessary to go to Hell, because of your birth as a human, it is not where you wish to escape the consequences of being human and imperfect. It is where

13 you realize that mistakes are merely indications that there is more to learn and achieve. It isn’t where pride and greed are held to be deadly sins, to hold you in guilt for your pride in being a human. It isn’t where standards are set by an omniscient God who somehow seems to have a vested interest in ‘our’ (not my) existence. It’s where nothing - nothing at all - goes above my own judgment of my own mind. It is, in fact, my understanding of Ayn Rand’s philosophy Objectivism. Within its context, religion is useless and fraudulent. If you wish to learn more about Objectivism and rational egoism, I urge you to study any of Ayn Rand’s many fiction or non-fiction works. Thank You. -Mark

As women, it is totally understandable to us why God (or any other self-respecting deity) could not be a woman. After ail, biology is destiny. How could a woman deity simultaneously meet the emotional needs of her family and the full-time commitments of running the universe while receiving 65 cents for every dollar that other gods earn for the same job? All those strenuous, mundane and tedious universal matters are better left to men. Imagine, war, pestilence and plagues wreaking havoc not once amillenium, but once a month. Oh, those crimson tides and ugly mood swings! But, what do we know...? -Lwi R&t Environment

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Against the club scene To the Editor, I recently attended a local venue for the purpose of celebrating Hallowe’en. Like many others, I am the type of individual who does not necessarily fit into the club scene like a hand in a glove. Let’s just say this glove was hot, smoky, dark, Continued

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dance music I won’t name the place only because knowing North American “culture” I realize that thosearerxactly the things any club would strive to he. Why, then, you ask, would I go to a club fully aware of what that exp&encr entails, and want to complain about it now’! Well, a friend askttd me to go. al‘tt3r enduring my “the-~Iub-s~t:rlC-is-not-for-me” speech. and convinced me to give it ;1 try ‘;just this onc’t’.” as though somehowthis time everything was going to bc dif‘t’erc’nt. 1 think wc all do this to our~1~~‘s - at the rime we have an experience we rr=alize it is not for us. we say we won’t do that to ourselves again, only to be persuaded to give it one more try. Like (going on a vacation with your parents). going out with that friend who always gets wasted and you have to walk home, going to an amusement park when you hate roller-coasters, or having coffee with an ex (the coffee’s not the bitterest thing around). So, there I was, Saturday night, having studied so much I actually felt guilty for not going out and enjoying myself at all (it sounds scary fresh. but it’ll happen to you too). Well, what would any “normal” person (not that I’m claiming that, because I hate labels) in that situation would do - they’d go out! So 1 did, and was that ever a stupid move. I was just going to hang out with friends and talk - no mean feat considering how much we had to raise our voices to be heard over the cheesy dance beats (I like dance music, but not cheese). At the end of the night, my voice was strained, and it took shampooing my hair three times to get out the stench of smoke. I think you can see how this type of environment might not be healthy or conducive to interacting with people and having fun. I’m not against clubs, but the novelty seems to have worn off. As recently as a year ago I loved going out to dance and have fun. It seemed having fun was synonymous with dancing or being at a club. Now, I no longer get a kick out of it and although I sometimes feel like danctincl. it‘1 rwy

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ing, I’m not prepared to put myself into such an uncomfortable, claustrophobic and superficial environment. Have you ever noticed how everyone always seems so happy when lhcy * re in a dance club? Don’t be fooled - it’s the alcohol. Let’s face it, clubbing is for some people and not for others - I have friends who could live on the dance floor, and that’s cool. But I do think it’s unfortunate that in today’s student “culture,” clubbing is seen as the (only) way to have fun, and I just want the: other people out there like me who enjoy dancing and talking but are not prepared to put up with the stilling environmcnt of the club, to know that it’s okay, there are other ways of having fun, you’re certainly not alone, and, you’re normal, whatever that means. -Fayyuz

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Food . services To the Editor, This letter is directed 10 the students who have the sad misfortune of consuming Village food this term. I have been informed that the format of the combo meals in Village has been changed to only feature one entree per meal. In response to the complaints that were made, Food Services has stated that this change was made at request of the students who sat on the Food Services council in the summer. As student head of that council for the summer, I can say that the students definitely did not request that change and furthermore, that the changes we suggested were exactly the opposite. In dealing with the combos the changes that we specifically requested for were more flexibility and choice as opposed to less. This included the option of taking bottled beverages, and having a large salad in place of the dessert or side dishes. Additionally we asked for a cheaper combo with smaller portions for those who do not have a large appetite. The majority of these suggestions along with the others that were made re-

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little consideration. I feel that it is reprehensible and slanderous of Food Services to refuse to accept responsibility for their decision and blame it on students, of whom the majority are not around to defend themselves. It is a betrayal of the time and effort the other students and I put in on the committee. We carried out a survey and held a forum to address villagers concerns over Food Services. Food Services showed no respect for the commitment or effort. In response to the results that we obtained from the survey, the most prominent being that students felt that they were being ripped off by the highly inflated prices, they nodded and said “Well its nothing new .” Pleasing everyone is a difficult process but not even making an effort by trying to accommodate our suggestions that we got from students and using us as scapegoats for their unpopular decisions says just how little respect they have for students. I have often questioned whether Food Services’ first priority is to feed students or to make money, now I know it’s making money. If you talk to the management at Food Services they will tell you how committed they are to students. Complain about the prices of the meal plans you’ll be told that the government makes them charge that much to be tax free. Complain about the cost of the food and they’ 11 look you in the eye and say they’re competitive, yeah right and the world is flat and the sun orbits the Earth. Request a change and if it makes money, such as the addition of a cheap item that will be grossly marked up but students will buy, the change will be made before you can blink, but if it doesn’t make money as in the addition of vegetables with actual nutritional value to the salad bar, as opposed to three different types of pasta and potato salad, hell will freeze over before it happens. I am not asking Food Services to give up the money worshipping dogma which they and most of the modem world follow, though it would be nice. Just be honest and credit students with some intelligence before you tell them fairy tales of how students wanted to make Food Services worse instead of better, you gutless wimps. -Sarah Brooks Food Services rep. Council Summer ‘95

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I was shocked and appalled at the ignorance displayed by one of your reporters, a Mr. Greg Krafchick, who seems totally oblivious of the difference between the Federation of Students’ Council, and the University of Waterloo Senate. In your October 27 issue, he stated that attendees of the WW Senate meeting were presented with the Federation of Students budget for approval. Even the most basic simpleton should have realized that he was in fact at a Federation of Students meeting. Comprehension

of your location should be the minimum requirement for your reporters in the future. In closing, I would just like to say that I appreciate your attempts to cover these important issues. I only wish that your staff had the ability to treat them with a the attention they deserve. Sincerely, -Henry

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To the Editur, On June 8th Ontario voters elected a Progressive Conservative majority government, led by Mike Harris, on a mandate spelled out in the Common Sense Revolution. Soon after being sworn in, the Tories began to cut spending to reduce the deficit and were met by protest from special interest groups, unions, and opposition parties. This protest has not died down and probably won’t. I have listened to the critics of Mike Harris and feel very important questions have been ignored or forgotten. Where is the government going to get the money to continue to fund government programs and bureaucracies? Do they have an alternative way to eliminate the deficit? Should Ontarians risk their sovereignty and continue to depend on foreign investors who have forced our governments into cutting and slashing spending? I feel the answer to all these questions is no. Like it or not, the deficit is important. We, as a nation and as a province, cannot continue to fund deficit spending by borrowing from international investors. We have reached the limit. By continued borrowing we ignore great risks to our economy and sovereignty. Control of internal decisions decreases the more we rely on foreign capital. One only has to look at the World Bank and its effect on some African nations who are dependent on foreign money. The World Bank, in order to get as much money as possible, forces African farmers to continually plant cash crops, like cotton, at great environmental costs. The African nations have no other choice. Some might think Canada is far from that, but Canada is the second highest indebted industrial nation compared to our GDP, behind Italy. If we continue our level of dependence we might find ourselves in a similar situation to Africa in our lifetime. As a result of our government borrowing large amounts of money, our economy is subject to the whims of the foreign investors. In 1994, an American financial institution sold off 750 million dollars of Quebec bonds before the Quebec election, which caused the dollar to fall and interest rates to rise. What if three or four of these foreign institutions demand that the provincial or federal government enact a policy (similar to what the World Bank has done)? By refusing, the government risks a massive dumping of their bonds on the world market, causing the dollartodestabilize and interest rates to rise sharpIy. A currency crisis similar to what was expected if Quebec voted Yes on

Friday, November 10, 1495 the 30th could ensue. Our economy would definitely suffer. Are critics of Mike Harris willing to risk our economy to investors outside of Canada? Eliminating the deficit right now is even more important for our generation. We are the first generation to be earning less than the previous generation, yet we will be responsible for ipaying off this everincreasing debt. This burden on our earnings will increase as govemmerit revenues are expected to decrease and expenses to rise. This is a result of our aging population. Our country’s high standard of living will be threatened, Lyn McLeod and Bob Rae have been some of thle most vocal opponentsof Mike Harris and his spending cuts, yet they have not come up with an alternative way to reduce the deficit. They know how important the deficit is. Lyn McLeod ran on a very similar platform to Mike Harris and prolmised to eliminate the deficit in four years, one year faster than Mike Harris. She would he making similar cuts to those Mike Harris is making. I wonder what has caused her 1.0change her mind so suddenly? Bob Rae attempted to exert some sort of control on the deficit by introducing the social contract even though doing so alienated his core supporters. Why would he have done so if controlling the deficit was not important? I sympathize with those affected by government cuts, especially those on welfare. The unfortunate fact is that when 75% of the government’s s,pending is on welfare, education, and health care the government has to target these areas in order for any sort of progress towards a balanced budget. Tough times force tough decisions and Mike Harris is making them despi te the protest. His hard line approach to our flagging economy has been endorsed by the: business community, international markets, and most importantly the people of Ontario. Keep it up Mike. -James McAaghey, Vice&& dent, University of Waterloo Progressive Conservative Club

Manure Time To the Editor, There once was a man who had a fig tree Planted in his vineyard for all to see. When the tree got big, He came lookin’ for figs But no figs would that tree give. So he said to his gardener Listen here partner, As surely as I live, When this tree got big, I came lookin’ for figs, But no figs would this tree give. So cut the thing down Why should it use up the ground? But the gardener said, “You know its not dead yet; Why don’t you give it one more try. I’11 dig all around And put manure down And if it gives you some figs, welI alright. “If after one year’s time, There’s no figs you can find, Cut the thing down to the ground.” -Jesus Christ Submittedand editedby

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n his decision with regards to Dr. Kumar, President Downey recently spoke out to all the University communities around Canada about how UW feels about sexual assault. In his statement he told us, and our colleges around the country, that sexual assaults like those committed by Dr. Kumar do not constitute a punishment any worse than a monitary penalty. Downey had the opportunity to show those of us here at UW ‘-‘the stuff that he’s made of.” He also bud the opportunity to spearhead the university community at large by stating that the University of Waterloo will not tolerate sexual assault from staff, students and tenured professors. Had he made the right decision, I have no doubt that he would have been greatly supported by the students and staff of this university. But to the disappointment of many, he did not make the decision that many feel is the just one. In his statement, he made it evident that he acted as a committee of one on the Board of Governors’ behalf as prescribed by Policy 53. He also stated, “I was satisfied that Professor Kumar posed no threat of further behaviour of this

sort towards students.” I was not aware that Dr. Downey’s educational training was that of a medical nature where he could have the skills to psychologically assess the stability of individuals, especially those with the serious mental illnesses that caused them to commit sexual assault.

All that is clear to me is that you wouldn’t need special training to recognize that a lot of people do not feel that the penalty was just, or do they feel the same degree of safety that Dr. Downey feels with regards to the behaviour pattern of Dr. Kumar. If he could get out of Needles Hall and be a fly on the wail for a day, he would see the tension that has been created in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and with students around campus. A lot of us are asking if Downey made his decision out of cowardice, The lawyers for the school clearly stated that they would attempt for a dismissal of the professor in the appeal process. Was Downey so afraid that Kumar would take legal actions for possible wrongful dismissal that he was leaving it up to the adjudicator to make the decision that he did not have the nerve to make? We’ll never find out since Dr. Kumar pulled out of his own

appeal process a week before it would have taken place. I’m sure a lot of you are asking what, if anything, you can do. Since in Policy 53, there is no appeal process for the victim or the students if they are unhappy with the President’s decision, I can only tell you what others have done: 1) Some people have sent copies of the Imprint article to alumni who may be interested. Then is they feel like no longer donating money to the University or decide to write expressing their feelings, that is their choice. 2) Some people have sent copies of the Imprint to their old high schools so that when future students choose which universities to attend, they are informed. 3) You, as well as your parents, can write the University expressing your feelings. To end, I would like thank the Dean of Environmental Studies, Jeanne Kay and all those who showed their support for those who were involved; and commend the courage and perseverence of those who withstood a year of disappointing legalities in an attempt to make this’university a safer place for others. -A

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last line, wondering what the specific definition of egregious is. I was, when I: first read it. I had the basic idea, I thought, so I skipped it over. It wasn’t until later that I looked it up in Cullins Dictionary

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he world is so big and I’m so small. There are too many people and too many problems! What can I do as a student to make this seemingly insane little celestial body a better place? If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, read on. Habitat for Humanity is an international non-profit organization with the goal of eliminating poverty housing in the world. We strive to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action. Ourphilosophy is often described as the theology of the hammer and it involves people of all backgrounds and beliefs working together to build relationships, community and houses. Habitat believes that everyone has the right to decent housing and we act on that belief. We also bctieve that people need a hand up, not a hand out. We seek creative ways to work with people and give them a major role in improving their own lives. To this end, Habitat home owners contribute “sweat equity” in place of a conventional down payment, by volunteering in construction, office work and other capacities within the organization. Costs are kept down through the use of volunteer labour wherever possible. Materials are often donated or purchased at below retail cost. No interest mortgages, bastA on the homeowner’s yearly income also make Habitat housing more affordable. These mortgage payments go into a revolving fund which is also contributed to by civic groups, churches, corporations, businesses, private foundations and individuals (Habitat accepts no direct government funding). This fund is used to finance Habitat homes. In these days of dwindling support for social programs, Habitat stands out as a remarkable organization. Constantly seeking creative solutions to provide for real human needs around the world, Habitat now works in forty-four countries. Students here at University of Waterloo have been involved in the

work of Habitat since I992 when we initiated the first Campus Chapter in Canada. Since that time, the Chapter, which is driven by students and aided by faculty and staff, has been actively pursuing the goal of eliminating poverty housing. One of our main aims is to raise funds for Habitat projects. Each autumn, we organize aFcrl1 “Cieanup, ” which involves students armed with rakes and gloves doing yardwork in the K-W community in exchange for donations. Teams of students are at it again this year and we’d love your help. Cider selling at the UW Choir’s Christmas Concert is another annual event. Our secret weapon (which isn’t very secret at all) is theBenefit Cuncerf, a house-rocking affair which is sure to blow the winter tern blahs away. Keep your eyes open for posters! We’ve also done plenty of hands on hammer-swinging type jobs. Currently, volunteers from UW are helping to finish up a Salllcrge Operation in Cambridge, under the guidance of Habitat Waterloo Region. Sulvuge Operutions happen when Habitat can get its hands on a building slated for demolition. We take all the useable parts out (2x4’s, lights, windows, doors) and sell them at the Habitat ReStore in Waterloo. Profits from these sales goes towards future builds. Work on build sites includes a weekend build in Cleveland last fall, and renovations on the Oasis Drop-in Centre in downtown Kitchener. We also participated in the Jimmy Carter Work Project in Waterloo in 1993 as builders and media guides. This February, twenty students went with the Chapter to Washington, Pennsylvania as part of the Collegiate Challenge. The Challenge is an annual event in which students from across North America spend their Spring Break working on Habitat sites. Speaking from experience, it’s an unforgettably great time! This year we’ll be going to Jackson, Mississippi.

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Although our lack of skills left us with blisters, bruises and aching “traps ,” it was a very worthwhile experience. Participation in activities adapted for people with visual impairments such as goalball, object identification and blind walks also reinforced our understanding of this disability. One of our most memorable experiences was probably participating in the high risk activity - rock climbing. A first time experience for many of us, we were again left with some scrapes and bruises. However, seeing Professor Adrienne Gilbert completely out of control and fear in her facial expressions made our fears seem very minor. Lastly, in the spirit of Halloween, we were able to lead fully integrated activities for the children. The acceptance that these children demonstrate and receive at such a young age is outstanding.

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Picture a world where the poor are given money, the hungry are given food, the homeless are given shelter, dogs are given bones, students are given cable, the pimply-faced are given girlfriends, etc., etc. Your basic utopia. How will all this be paid for? Well, it can’t come from the government unless they either print tons of money (and send inflation skyrocketing) or borrow internationally (and get into huge debt where interest payments alone consume more than 50% of tax revenue). 1 know! We can get it from corporations!! They have more money than they know what to do with. What a great idea. WRONG. First of all, I’d like to remind people that no one owes you anything! You want something, earn it. Don’t spend your energy bitching at the government for handouts. Secondly, there are a lot of reasons why taxing corporations is a dumb idea. Corporations, like every business, need their profits. After the bills are paid, corporations require their profits to expand their business (which includes hiring more people) build new plants, do research and development, etc., all of which is good for the economy. They do not simply hoard the cash (that would be pointless) they spend it (and donate considerable chunks to charities, universities and non-profit agencies). Let’s try working out what would happen if corporate taxes are increased to pay for social programs. For a little while, everything is great. Programs have lots of money. However, reducing profit margins cannot help but decrease the competitiveness of companies, both nationally and internationally. Some corporations will go out of business, putting more people on welfare with less corporations to contribute to those people’s cheques. What do you do then? increase the taxes again? Obviously not.

Also, what gives anyone a claim on what corporations earn? Corporations (like any business) make money by providing a product that people want at a price they are willing to pay. How does the fact that some of them do this very well justify stealing their money? Is it a good. idea to punish ability? To tell people that if they aspire to be succestiful in business, the only reward will be having the products of their efforts appropriated for the common good? One reason business makes so much money is that it can, and if taxes are increased so that it can’t, it won’t. Geoffrey Nelson, a Psychology Professor at WLU, recently had an article published in the K-w Record (Nov. 4, 1995) regarding this issue. He says that “the most economically advantaged corporations.. . should bear primary responsibility for fixing our fiscal problems.” Why? Did they cause them? Nelson complains that it is “the advantaged” who get to decide who does and does not get assistance. I’ll tell you why. Because it is THEIR MONEY. He calls societies that value “consumption of consumer goods” unjust. You want unjust? How about a society where I work hard to get a good education, then work hard at my job, only to have my company taxed into the ground to give money to people who don’t work. Is that justice? I think that Prof. Nelson might profit by taking ECON 101, and hereafter sticking to Psychology. As 1 noted earlier, increasing corporate taxes leads to job loss. By a bizarre coincidence, cutting those same taxes can lead to increased employment. Though many people don’t seem to want to believe it, corporations do not hoard their cash. If the govemment lets them earn it, they will spend it, and that turns into jobs for you and me. Increasing corporate taxes is a simplistic idea that just doesn’t work at solving society’s woes.

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with accurate facts at hand. Dialogue cannot exist in a conversation where one side is deemed wrong from the onset. In fact, the lecture not only lacked academic value, but due to its generalizations it has the potential to cause extreme paranoia. Had it not been for my own reading on this subject this speech would have made me extremely suspicious of any organized assortment of people, considering the diverse groups the lecturer included in his definition of a cult. What is fascinating about the evening is that many of the accusations levelled against cults were being perpetrated by the accusers at this lecture. People were receiving slanted and at times incorrect information, other points

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of view were shunned and eventually forced into silence (by the way, the gentleman whom I mentioned before who challenged the lecturer was asked to leave by twoof McEvenue’s supporters and friends - he was told rather forcefully to shut up or get out - he left). More importantly, the level of intimidation was high. Two people approached me after the lecture to thank me for speaking up because they were afraid. Can this be happening at our university? I would like to know who invited the lecturer to the university and I would challenge that person to explain the reasoning behind their actions. This society is riddled with enough paranoia and extremism, why create more?

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The Day of Judgment is a time at which the world as we know it will come to an end and the dead will rise to stand for their final and fair trial. Everything wedo, say,or intend in this world is recorded. Those who do good in this life will be rewarded, and those who do evil will be punished by God. The real nature of Heaven and Hell are known only to God. If some good deedsseemnot to get full appreciation and credit in this life, they will receive full compensation and be acknowledged on the Day of Judgment. If people who commit sins, neglect God and indulge in immoral

Predestination is I;,-,.. iy?-?~ related to the Ultimate .A 1 y$b * Power and Timeless Knowledge of God and God’s power to plan and execute God’s plans. D.C. God does not con- The Mosqw MIS lslcrmic Cmtrc in WAshinston, trol our actions, but 3, Fasting (siyam) is observed during knows what actions we will take the Islamic month of Ramadan.Fasting throughout our life. involves abstention from food, beverages,and sexfrom dawn to sunset,and encourages the restraining of evil intentions and desires. Fasting is a matchless Islamic invery action that is done with stitution which teachesthe principle of the awareness that it fulfills sincere love to God. It instills in huE the Will of God is considered mans a sense of hope, devotion, paan act of urorship in Islam. tience,unselfishness,moderation, willBut it is the specific actions power, healthy survival,discipline, and of worship termed the Pil- the spirit of socialbelonging and brothlars of Islam which provide erhood. the framework of Muslim spiritual life. These pre- 4. Charity (zuk~h)is a proportionately scribed acts bring Muslims fixed annual contribution collected daily and repeatedly before from excesspersonal assets.Zakah is God Almighty as the Crea- spent on the poor in particular and on tor, Sustainer and Judge of the welfare of society in general. all humanity : The payment of zakahpurifiesone’s wealth and soul and helps to establish 1, Declaration of faith economic balance and socialj usticein (shahada) is the initial act society. It also purifies the heart of the of faith expressed in a sim- recipient from envy andjealousy, from ple statement which testifies hatred anduneasinessand fostersgoodto one’s commitment to fol- will and warm wishes for the contribulowing God’s guidance upon tors. which Muslims seekto live their lives: “I bear witness 5. Hujj is the Pilgrimage to Mecca that there is no god but God, which all Muslims must perform at andthat ProphetMuhammad leastoncein a lifetime provided one has is God’s messenger.” the means to do so. The rituals of hajj involve all of the above pillars. 2. Prayers (salah) are prePeaceis the dominant theme; peace scribed five times a day asa with God, with one’s soul, with one duty to God. Prayerstrength- another, with all living creatures. To ens and enlivens belief in disturb the peace of anyone or any God and inspires man to creature in any shapeor form is strictly higher ‘morality. It purifies prohibited. Hajj is the largest annual conventhe heart and controls temptation, wrong-doing and evil. tion of faithon earth. It gathersover 2.5 In prayer, every muscle of million believers into a single commuthe body joins the soul and nity. the mind in the worship of God. It is a matchless and For more information on Islam, unprecedentedformulaof incontact Saif Syed tellectual mediation and (susyed@novice, 747-4280), spiritual devotion, of moral Rania Lawendy (885 1017) or the Musllim Students’ Assoelevation and physical exerciation c/o FEDS. cise, all combined.

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The cafes, boutiques, and restaurants all along the avenue were packed with people (it was August, tourist season extraordinaire) and we were fighting our way down the street, when suddenly the entire crowd was halted by a line of the French military. They held positions all along the street forming a makeshift human barricade to prevent people from going into the closed off area. Being curious Canadian tourists, my family naturally began to question the multitude of cornered passersby for an explanation. “Une bombe! Une bombe!” a

“The French -seemed almost intrigued by the ideu of another bomb. I wasn’t nearly as lighthearted about the situation. ” man yelled in somewhat muffled French. “Dans le sac-a-dos la-bas!” As this information began to filter from my ears to my brain, my body chilled and I began to run. I ran fast. Faster. When I finally reached the end of the street, I turned around and realized that with the exception of a few other crazed tourists, I was the only one running. The French speakers at the scene found my actions obviously amusing, and seemed almost intrigued by the prospect of another bomb. I wasn’t nearly as lighthearted about the whole situation and began to c;ueful l y consider taking the next metro to the airport. Instead, however, with a bit of coaxing, I opted for a good night’s sleep and another sightseeing attempt in the morning. The next few days t devoted to really experiencing Paris and the Parisian culture. I mastered what must be the world’s most complicated metro, paid two and a half

francs to go to the washroom, had a beer at McDonalds, fed pigeons in the park, climbed the Eiffel Tower, went to EuroDisney, drank bottled water, saw Jim Morrison’s grave, and cringed as I watched my younger brother eat duck. I went to church at the Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and spent an entire day completely enthralled with the incredible facets of Marie-Antoinette’s life and with the intricacies of the Chateau Versailles. We had seen all of the most amazing Parisian sights as a family, and therefore decided it was time to split up and pursue our own interests. My brother Jason and I ventured out together early one moming with strict intructions to meet the rest of the family at 790 p.m. at the Arc de Triomphe. “Where exactly at the Arc de Triomphe? We don’t want to spend an hour looking for each other,” said Jason. Kelly, my older brother, replied with more preicise directions: “Cross the street and we’ll meet right underneath it. Noconfusion, okay?” So, with that grilled into our already saturated brains, Jason and I set out. We shopped for shoes on St. Denis, saw the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and proceeded to fall asleep in a park on the bank of the Seinne. That evening, being late for our reunion, Jason and I took the metro to the Arc and proceeded to walk up the Champs Elysees, only to find the street blocked off and more police cars than I had ever seen in one place. Our main concern was the inconvenience the roadblock would cause for our family meeting, until we heard the news. A bomb, hidden in a garbage can, had gone off under the Arc de Triomphe about an hour earlier.

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Certain that by now some kind of family crisis was taking place (after all, we were 20 minutes late), Jason and I searched frantically for, and soon found my mother, whose sole mission was to find her three children. We met up with my dad, who looked reasonably calm but was obviously relieved to see us, and all began to scour the area for my older brother, who was generally the most punctual of the group. Upon locating him, we all sat down, motionless, on the curb and thanked our lucky stars that members of the Remai family are never early: sev-

enteen tourists were injured in that blast. On our last day in the capital, my dad and I were evacuated from a metro station and by the time we made it safely to the airport, we were reflecting on the calmness of the French population in the midst of such a crazed month. Paris is an exceptionally welcoming city even in the face of such a crisis, and in retrospect I can say with certainty that despite a few distinct moments of both paranoia and terror, the city was incredible, and our experience unforgettable.

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would go on to play the Golden Hawks in a Yeales Cup dream game, and Tuffy would get that 138th wm. But the swaggering Warrior offence, so potent in the first 30 minutes, stalled miserably in the second half, giving Western exactly the number of chances they needed. The first sign that those gods had been awakened came late in the third quarter when McGregor caught his first score of the game, a 13..yard reception that was tipped by a Waterloo defender. Combined with a Stewart Beake two-point convert, UW’s lead was trimmed to 21-13. But, for a microcosm of the game, look at that last minute. Down 22;- 16 and facing a 3rdand-12 at Waterloo’s 40-yard line with just over a minute to play, Goldie droppIed bat k. With tealmmates in the secondary swarming over Western’s receivers, linebackers Kevin Pressburger and Ryan Kirk caught Goldie back at the 48 to give the ball back to the Warriors. Two plays and a punt later, the clock was depleted by only a handful of seconds, and UWO regained possession with 56 seconds left. Goldie completed a XI-yard bomb to Stewart Beake down to Waterloo’s 24. WarriorTory Locker had an apparent interception called

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he shivering home-town crowd erupted in celebration. Two hours of stunned silence had left them cold and cranky, but what their team had just accomplished on the field was helping them get their circulation back. For the visiting underdogs and their supporters, the sound of the cheering thousands stung more than the wind chill, swelling to a crescendo and then fading into a numbed shock. With 11 seconds to play, Westem Mustang quarterback Warren Goldie brought the .T. W. Little Stadium crowd to life and killed the Warriors’ hopes with a lo-yard dagger right through Waterloo’s heart. Sandy McGregor curled into the endzone and caught the winning touchdown pass and silently thanked those pesky football gods while the congregation opened their hymnals for the first time that day. At 0:39 of the third quarter, UW led 21-3. Twenty-nine minutes and ten seconds later, Western led 23-22 to perpetuate one of the most haunting jinxes in OUAA history. Realize, first of all, that the unthinkable was happening last Saturday afternoon under the snowflakes. The Warriors were creaming the Mustangs. Tony Garland wrapped up Goldie at Waterloo’s one-yard line to preserve a 14-3 half-time lead built on touchdowns from Mike Malott and Adrian Theme. Then, on the third-quarter’s

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11good things must come to an end. The old saying .couldn’t be more true in describing the Athena’s season ending CIAU championship weekend. The weekend began with the CIAW banquet where three Athenas were honoured for their stellar contributions throughout the season. Rookie midfielder Amy Adair of Sussex, N.B. was named to the 1st Team All-Canadian All-Star Team while Michelle Lo, a 1 st year Environmental Studies student from Mississauga, was named to the 2nd Team, Coach Sharon Creelman, also honoured that night, received the CIAU coach of the year award. Round-robin play began Friday,with ti top tm4eamsC~f each

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The nexl. Coldie pass found Tom McConnell at UW’s 10 with 23.4 to play. The rest, as they say, is history. For once, it seemed, Waterloo’s grasp would finally equal its reach. But any grip can be broken and any football game can be lost.

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pool going on to play in the semifinals on Saturday. The first match of the day had the Athena’s meeting the # 1 ranked UBC Thunderbirds. With little knowledge of the opposition, the Athena’s came out hard against the more experienced western team. Despite a hard fought battle, the Athenas couldn’t control the UK forwards and at half-time they were down 3-O. The Athenas comeback after half--time with the jitters gone and were ready to show why they were OWIAA Champions and limited the T-Birds to only one goal in the half, The team only had a one game break before they were slated to meet the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds. There was a lot *at sti@ in this game. as-the winner

would automatically advance to the semi-finals and the loser would have to settle for playing in the tifth and sixth place game. Both the Athenas and the Varsity Reds came out hard which made for an exciting hame with play constantly going from one end to the other. Despite their best efforts, UNB managed to score on the Athena penalty corner defense with twenty minutes remaining -in the second half. The Athenas had their chances to score but just couldn’t seem to put the ball in the net so this meant that they would have to play York for fifth place. A disappointed but determined Waterloo team took to the field on Saturday to play York who they previously had beaten twice and tied once during UWIAA play. The Athenas couldn’t; manage to score

during regulation time but in sudden death double overtime, Michelle Lo scored off of a give and go on the penalty comer to give Waterloo the victory. This gave the Athenas fifth place in Cana.da and with the loss of only two players due to graduation, Athenas gained valuable national experience which can only heip them next year in their quest to the CIAUchampionships. So watch out world, here we come! ! The

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Hawks who have a good team, should win the game. Waterloo has a club that should compete for the national title in two year’s time, if not sooner. It’s just that you come to expect more from a rivalry. Coming from the Montreal Canadien-Toronto Maple Leaf mentality, every game those two teams played was a barn-burner, no matter how shitty the Leafs were. The same should go for the OUAA version. To the Warriors’ credit, they never let Laurier get a sniff of victory. Waterloo poured it on, throwing every weapon in their arsenal at the Hawks. Jeff Goldie opened the Warrior scoring on the power-play, and Mike Chambers scored on a brilliant short-handed effort to make it 2- 1 after twenty. The second and third periods belonged to Matty St. Germaine. After assisting on a Mike Devereaux lamp-lighter, big Number TwentyTwo banged home two consecutive goals in less than two minutes in the third to put the already out-ofreach game that much more so. Sheldon Gilchrist capped the game off halfway through the third frame with the Warriors’ third powerplay goal of the game. Joe Harris played between the pipes, compiling a Felix Potvinlike 2.68 goals-against average in the three Waterloo games thus far. The Warriors’ next scheduled game is Thursday in London against the Far West leading Western Mustangs. As of press time, there is no final statistics for that game. As always, check out next week’s Imprint for details.

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the 2nd place free relay and added to Athena point totals with a 3rd of her own in the 200m freestyle. Other outstanding Athenas were ‘Jocelyn Stephen, 2nd in 50 free and 3rd in the 100; Jocelyn swam personal bests in both races. On the men’s side, Greg Stump was the outstanding Warrior as he captured Waterloo’s only first place Finish of the day winning the 200yd butterfly by six seconds over teammate Trevor Denstedt, while Adrian Mendes completed the 1,2,3 sweep for Waterloo in that event. Rob Rogut placed 4th in 100 and 2nd in the 200 freestyle-a mere 11 one hundredths of a second ahead of fellow Warrior James Ryans with the aforementioned Stump a close 4th. The Warriors also went 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the 400yd free with Bryan Normandin, Jay CuIl and Allan Nagy taking honours there. Chris Palin placed 3rd in 50 free, with John Harland and Adrian Mendes right behind him. Andrew Moffat swam the most exciting race of the day in 2c)Oyd breaststroke, a race which Andrew led for all but the last five yards and ended up 2nd by 6 tenths of a second. The 4x 100 medley relay oCHarland, Moffat, Milne and Palin was 2nd while Stump, Ryans, Lashmar, and Normandin made up the 3rd place 4x 100 freestyle relay. Good job guys! This week Waterloo Swimming takes on Brock Friday November 10 at 4:30 pm. Volunteers art: needed as timers. So come on out and suppor[ your varsity swim team (refreshmenrs provided).. Your cooperation is appreciated.

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h God! Not again. For the four thousandth time, this weekend’s Yates Cup features the Western Mustangs travelling to Waterloo to battle the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks. Laurier has been described in some news circles as “a team of destiny.” In the rugby finals, the Queen’s Golden Gaels knocked off the McMaster Mauraders last weekend, doubling them 32- 16. The Turner Trophy, emblematic of Ontario rugby supremacy, was awarded to Queen’s, whose grubby little mitts have been all over the Turner nine of the last ten years. Queen’s is evidently an athletic force! The same weekend the Golden Gaels wrapped up the rugby title, the soccer team also found themselves recipients of an OUAA championship. Queen’s defeated Brock 1-O in the title game. In rowing action, the Western Mustangs

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won their third consecutive title last weekend in St. Catharines on the vaunted Henley Course. The ‘Stings beat Brock, their nearest competitor, 82-77. The Warriors finished tied for seventh out of eight teams with Ottawa. The ClAU Cross--Country Championships are being held Saturday, November 11 th. Representing the OUAA are the Warriors’ Jason “the Jaguatr” Gregoire (OUAA champion), Rob Tyndall of Western, and Windsor’s Rich Tremain. Good luck, Jag! For all you Water Polo fans, York, Carleton, McMaster, and Toronto are advancing to the OUAA championship on November 18th in Toronto. Unfortuantely, Waterloo has not been bitten by “Polo Fever” and does not field a Water Polo team. In badminton action last weekend, the Waterloo Warriors finished fourth behind Toronto, Western and Ottawa respectively. The Warriors acquired a total of 35 points in the sectional and crossover, only one less - than third placed Ottawa.

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‘m sick of ultimatums, Everywhere you go in the wonderful world of sports nowadays, there are ultimatums. This week, the two notables come from football, more specifically the NFL. The first happened in Detroit, where Wayne Fontes was told by Lions’ brass, “If you don’t make the playoffs, you’re fired.” How’s that for pressure? Don’t worry that the Lions have a shitty quarterback and no offensive line, which is, last time I checked, a GENERAL MANAGER’s responsibility, but an ultimatum like that is unfair. If I was Fontes, I would tell the Lions to take their job and shove it. The other bombshell was Art Model1 agreeing to move the Browns out of Cleveland. No more dog pound. No more Cleveland-Pittsburgh rivalry. This is just one of a series of cases where greedy owners look to play in a cool stadium so they can look doubly-cool in front of their lousy rich friends.., Can you believe Alonzo Mourning turned down Charlotte’s offer of ten million big ones a year! ! ! No one deserves that unfathomable, ridiculous amount of money for playing the game. To earn ten mill, ‘20 would have to score 200 points a game, block25 shots, grab 50 boards, and drive the team bus on road trips. If anyone believed that salaries were getting out of hand, well, here’s the exclamation point... On Coach’s Comer Saturday evening, Don Cherry gave credit to the men in uniform who, in Grapes’ words, “protect us every day and get no credit.” Grapes introduced an army regiment and a group of police officers, praising their work and acclaiming them “great Canadians.” Other than that, he showed the Jets’ Koralev hogging the puck and shooting it into the empty net rather than passing up to the all-alone Selanne. Grapes simply said, “Typical.” Finally, Grapes again made a case for neck guards, showing St. Louis’ Chris Pronger’s wicked slash on an opponent’s neck... Once again, the St. Louis Blues are stinking the joint out, pulling up the rear in the Central Division. For being the executive of the “Free Agent of the Month Club,” Mike Keenan and the Blues’ brass sure can’t put together a winning team. Maybe things would turn around if they had a good goalie like, say, CuJo... The “Big I? Eric Lindros suffered another kHee injury which may put him out for quite a while. If he doesn’t watch it, hockey’s “total package” may start unwrapping soon. Knee injuries are detrimental to a guy’s success; just ask Bobby Orr... The San Francisco 49ers reached an all-time low last

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by Peter Brown special to Imprint aterloo basketball fans get their first glimpse this weekendof the post-Sean Van Koughnett-era Warrior team. What can they expect to see? Well, less reliance on one player, that’s for sure. This season’s edition of the Warriors will rely on scoring from many sources, and head coach Tom Kievwetter expects any number of players to step up as leaders. “Last season, the scouting report on Waterloo read, ‘Stop Van Koughnett on the perimeter and Balfe inside and you’ve stopped Waterloo,“’ K&wetter says. “But this year, we won’t have that natural go-to man. Someone will have to emerge as the team leader.*’ Not to pul to much pressure on a sophomore point guard, but that leader may just be Mano Watsa. At the point, Watsa will be the key to running Kieswetter’s new two-man inside scheme. “Mano is a true point guard; he distributes the ball well and ensures that we protect the ball. He’s a great weapon against pressure.” Watsa is a defensive force as well, leading the team in steals in the preseason and being named to three successive tournament allstar teams. Backup point guards include Dan Meichenbaum and Mike Downing. Third-year off guard Nick Poulimenos, the other half (with Watsa) of UW’s potent pair of backcourt defenders, is coming off a bout of tendinitis in his left knee. *‘Nick’s just starting to play the way that he can,” Kieswetter says. Poulimenos was the player of the game in last weekend’s 94-63 win over the host Redmen at McGill. In other games at McGill’s tournament, Waterloo lost to the York Yeomen 86-76 and crushed

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the UPEI Panthers 92-63. Second-year man Mike Stroeder was principally a forward as a rookie last year, but tieswetter’s new scheme sees he and fifth-year veteran Mark Hopkins form a two-man, insideoutside post spot. “Both Mike and Mark can get it done inside,” said Kieswetter. “The offence will shift depending upon who is being more effective underneath.” Sophomore Mark Eys and rookie Derek Maat back up these positions. ’ Rookie forward Mike Crosby, sidelined with a wrist injury throughout the preseason, should see some playing time, primarily as a rebounder and defender. Matt Williams should be a long-range threat during the tournament. Three-time champion University of Winnipeg Wesmen return to defend their tournament title, but look for the University of Western Ontario Mustangs to be their primary challenger. Lava1 University makes their first visit to the Naismith.

Pos. Name Jamie Bell G Jonathan Dingle G Jeff Fennell F GiF Blake Gage Dave Kent F F Mike Lynch JasonMeslds F F Mike Milne Nigel Rawfins C Kyle Rysdale C G/F Adriin Smith 22 Nathan Stepanovic G 44 Jeff Wettlaufer C Head coach: Craig Boydell Asst. coach: Bradley Campbell

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very once in a while, an individual player’ s performance can symbolize the efforts put forth by an entire team. Ryan Wilkinson’s play this weekend in the OUAA Semi-finals is an example of such an event. Debilitated entering the game with the flu, Wilkinson’s heart and determination to play on epitomizes the entire season for the 1995 football Warriors. After a disastrous O-2 start to the year, Waterloo battled back to capture third place in the OUAA with a 4-3-l record. Their 23-22 loss to Western this weekend concludes this year’s campaign for the Warriors and the careers of five of its stars. Fullback Mike Malott, cornerback Kirk Witter, offensive Justin Shoniker, lineman quarterback Kevin Danschinko and defensive lineman John Shoniker all rounded out impressive university careers Saturday afternoon. Returning to the Warriors camp this season, out to prove the CF’L Ottawa Roughriders wrong, Mike Malott racked up 1408 allpurpose yards over the course of the 1995 season. Rushing for 916 yards, catching 149 and returning 303 on kickoffs, Malott was involved in almost every aspect of the Warriors’ offensive attack, including passing the ball. In one of the Warriors’ most exciting trick plays, Malott threw for 40 yards and one touchdown on

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the great half-back option. Malott finishes his career with 19 touchdowns, moving into fourth spot on Waterloo’s All-Time Scoring list. He also narrowed the gap between himself and Tom Chartier for top spot on the Warriors AllTime Rushing Yardage list. In his three year career with Waterloo, Malott was an OUAA All-Star three times and an AllCanadian once. Playing alongside one of the best cornerbacks for most of his career, Kirk Witter showed this season that he is no one’s shadow. One of the best coverage corners in the league in 1995, Witter took on the OUAA’s most outstanding receivers. As a result of his superior play, Witter was rewarded with OUAA All-Star honours and there is a chance he may be named to the All-Canadian team. A cool head no matter what was happening on the field, Witter led this team through his outstanding example and laid back attitude. The brother duo of John and Justin Shoniker was the cornerstones of Warrior football the past five seasons. Both ‘95 team captains, John and Justin were outstanding leaders this year. Justin was the main reason for the Warriors strong offensive line this year. At the beginning of the season, he was one of only two players that had game experience at the position. Through his guidance, this year’s line developed into one of the strongest in the league. For his efforts this season, Justin was named an OUAA All-

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been an OUAA All-Star the past three seasons and will earn AllCanadian status this year. John was one of the most feared linemen in the country throughout his career and is one of the main reasons for the Warriors’ respected defense. After taking the 1994 season off, quarterback Kevin Danschinko returned to the Warriors squad this year to finish his university career, A reliable back-up in the past, Danschinko was thrust into the starting job in 1995. He played well platooning with Ryan Wilkinson for most of the season. Danschinko’s past experience and maturity were a great asset to Waterloo in 1995. Third year Warrior Jarrett Smith also had a fantastic year. In his first full season at tailback, Smith was outstanding. He rushed for over 1000 yards and collected five touchdowns, finishing the season ranked third in Canada. Smith also broke into Waterloo’s All-Time rushing list with his play this season. With the departure of Mike Malott, Smith will be Waterloo’s dominate running back in 1996. Rover Tony Garland led the Warriors in interceptions in 1995. An OUAA All-Star for the second consecutive year, there is a possibility Garland may earn All-Canadian status in this, his fourth season. A 199s captain, Garland showed this team what hard work and determination will get you. In his first two years at Waterloo, Tony was a member of the “burger” squad. Three seasons later, he is one of the best defensive players in the OUAA. Safety Shawn Dyson was also

impressive this year. His intense style of pla!y always sparked the Warriors as did his two interceptions and great kick-off returns. Captain Adrian Thorne was once again the Warriors top receiver. In 1995, he broke Waterloo’s All-Time reception and receiving yardage records. A leader on and off the Geld, Thome continues to be one of the most respected members of this squad. For the third straight year, he was named an OUAA All-Star. Punter Matt Armstrong played well in his fiirst ever football season. He brought consistency to a position that caused the Warriors plenty of headaches in 1994. Long snapper Rob Fawcett also played well, solidifing the Warriors’ special teams unit. Rob McMurren and Richard Riha were the forgotten men in the Warriors strong front seven. Anchoring both sides of John Shoniker, McMurren and Riha played extremely well in 1995. Their aggressive, bruising style of play always helped stop the opposing teams offense. Linebackers Mark McIntyre, Kevin Pressburger, Jason Van Gee1 and Ryan Kirk all played well in the heart of the Warriors’ strong defense. Week after week they were able to stop the run and eliminate the pass of thle other teams. Slotbacks Rick Shea and Chris Amey also had very strong seasons. Responsible mainly for bloc king this season, Amey and Shea were impressive. Receiver Cohn Alie played just as well as one of the Warriors go-to guys. In one of the biggest highlights this season, Waterloo’s offensive line developed quickly into a very stong unit. Zsolt Jonas, Dan Sendecki, Martin Barta and rookie Paul Sguigna all played very well alongside Captain Justin Shoniker. Like Willkinson’s performance this past weekend, the Warriors 1995 season was characterized by a tremendous amount of heart and determination. They came back from many setbacks at the beginning of the season to finish strong. In the process, they allowed Heath Coach Dave “tuffy” Knight to tie the CIAU’s All-Time record for career wins and shattered many school records. Of course, to the Warrior players, the ‘95 season has ended too soon. They wanted nothing more than a championship season to cap off one of the lmost successful years in the history of Waterloo football. And, although that is no longer possible this season, Waterloo has nothing to hang its head about. The team has given the Warrior faithful much to look forward to in the 1996 season. This

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earns from all over Canada came to University of Waterloo to compete in a tournament hosted by the Warrior Volleyball team. Teams from Winnipeg, Dalhousie, McMaster and York came to participate in this final tournament before their regular season started. It was a chance for teams to check out the competition and to assess their own strengths and weaknesses. Tournaments such as the “Warrior Volleyball Classic” give teams a chance to do some very important things. They have a chance to compete without worrying about their position in their division, and thus their chance at losing a play-off spot. They have a chance to see where the team is weak, and thus, where practice should be focussed, And, they have a chance to improve their position in the national standings. Going into this tournament, Waterloo was not nationally ranked. However, Winnipeg, York and Dalhousie all had places on this list. Waterloo beat ninth-placed York easily, in three games. Waterloo also defeated tenth-placed Dalhousie in five games. The Warriors are now waiting to see if they’ve entered the rankings. “I really expect to,” Martins says, “especially since we beat two teams in the top ten, and to push Winnipeg to five games is an accomplishment.” Waterloo won the sii ver medal in this tournament, after losing their second game to 4th placed Winnipeg. The team lost to Winnipeg in three games the first time they met

on the first day of the tournament. Both teams made it to the final match, where Winnipeg emerged victorious after five games. The scores in this final game are as follows: 9-15, 5-15, 15-9, 15-9, 15-9. It is evident that Waterloo had a veritable chance at winning the gold at their own tournament, but the team seemed to have simply lost its mental focus. According to Tony Martins, Warrior head coach, the team “just choked in the final” and will now be focussing their efforts primarily on improving their “mental tough-

ness. I think consistency is most important now. In the first match against Winnipeg, we psyched ourselves out. We were in every game, but then at the end, we hesitated, got too tense. In the finals, the big thing was to relax and play well. “We did that perfectly in the first two games, they were probably our best two games of the year, but then we were on the brink of winning, we couldn’t finish it. We were all over them in the first two games, we just dominated them. But at the end, we just couldn’t close it.” The team has been using the pre-season tournaments to learn to

work together. The team lost a lot of top players after last season. Martins explains that “there’s only two guys from last year’s starting line-up that are back, and we’ve come together really well. We’ve been practicing really well, although we haven’t had much competition yet. We came together really well this weekend. It’s good chemistry”. Martins is quick to point out that “technically, on the court, we’re doing everything fairly well. Our maturity, our composure, and our ability to compete well in the clutch need work. “Last year was more of a psychological problem coming into the match, as opposed to now when we’re fine heading into the match, we’re fine playing, but we’re going up and down a little bit.” The only team in the West Division expected to give Waterloo trouble is Windsor. Windsor is the only team that beat Waterloo last year within the division, and this year’s team is “even better,” Right now, they’re ranked seventh nationally. They’re very big, bigger than us. They play a very simple game, and they have a lot of good athletic players. We may be better defensively, and we’re going to have to serve better against them,” according to Martins. The fact is, however, that this weekend was “an almost ideal preparation for us, to prove we can beat a lot of good teams. We demonstrated to ourselves that we have the ability to beat tough teams.” The next home game is Wednesday night against Laurier, in the Main Gym, and the team is looking forward to demonstrating the talent that has given them the nickname “the Black Plague.”

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his weekend, Campus Ret hosted the final tourney for the term. The Black Knight/ ATPTourEnergy BarSquashTournament was a great success with fifty-four competi tars. Players used Black Knight racquets and balls, and everyone received a Black Knight t-shirt and an ATP Tour Energy Bar to tantalize their tastebuds. Black Knight also supplied a variety of prizes including BKfanny packs, wristbands, headbands, socks, squash balls, grips, KevFibre, and ATP Baseball Caps. There will be a lot of BK paraphenalia floating around campus, thanks to the tourney sponsor! Arthur Wang won one of the big prizes of the day; a Black Knight sweatshirt. Andrew Kennedy also went home with a Black Knight racquet of his choice. Congratulations guys! The finals in the Advanced Division pitted Stanley Baer against David Dietrich, who eventually

won. In the Intermediate Division, Jamie Hodge played against C. Sean Mason. Jamie Hodge won the match, but only after a tough fight. In the Beginner Division, Andrew Warkentin defeated Michael Healey in the final game. Special note: Michael Healey had never played squash before the tourney on Saturday morning and he lost his first match in the finals. Way to go, Beginners! Special thanks to Rob Swarm for his incredible work. I-Ie did a fantastic job as convener. Thanks again to the staff at the PAC and a big, big thank you to our sponsor, Black Knight and ATP Tour Energy Bars. Now that the tourney is over, the Varsity Shop in the PAC is giving a special deal on Black Knight equipment. Check out the savings at the Shop - BK racquets make great Christmas presents! The conveners do a tremendous amount of work to ensure that the tournaments run smoothly. Last week, I forgot to thank Alan Anthony, convener ofthe Volleyball Tourney for his contribu-

tion. Sorry, Alan, your efforts were greatly appreciated and the tourney was a blast! The Bombshelter also deserves special mention as it generously provided 2 for 1 pizza coupons for all teams in the tennis tourney. After a fantastic flag football season, I am pleased to report the winning teams. In Division A, the Finalists were the Flying I-Iamrners, and the Champions were the Cardill Crunchers, who were victorious with a score of 22-6. Division B saw the Finalists, Flyin’ Finns defeated by the Champions, Keg Tappers, 2-26. The Finalists in Division C were Chug, who made it there through default. The Supersexy Slackers beat them, to become the Champions of their division with a score of 39-12. Congratulations to all the finalists and champions, and thank you to all the teams for coming out. The refs this term did an excellent job, as did Joanne McLauglin, the convener. Thank you everyone for

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n the world of basketball, confidence is everything. Each time you step out on the court, you must believe that you are the best. There is no time for any kind of hesitation. With Mike Stroeder, there are no doubts. Warrior basketball’s Rookie of the Year in 1994, Stroeder has great hopes and expectations from the 1995 season. “We have a good team this year and a good shot at making the nationals,” said Stroeder whose team will compete for the coveted Naismith Classic Championship this weekend during Waterloo’s

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annual homecoming bonanza. The Warriors first action in the tournament will come Friday night at the PAC. Game time is scheduled for 7 p.m. vs the Golden Gales from Queen?. “1 don’t think this is a rebuilding year or a year that we’re just going to win a couple of games and put up a good showing.” Leading the team in scoring so far this season, Stroeder has already become a leader on this team in only his second year with Waterloo. “Mike’s leadership comes from his example and what he does,” notes Head Coach Tom Kieswetter of the importance of Stroeder’ s role this year. “He’s not vocal. He’s not a

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cheerleader on the floor. He’s more of a player that will go out and get it done. And, just by the fact that he gets it done, he inspires the team. I’m very happy with his progress.” A hometown boy, Stroeder was thrown into a starting spot for part of last season as Tom Balfe was out with an injury. “Last year Mike was put in a very difficult position,” said Kieswetter. “He was a freshman and because Tom Balfe was injured, he had to start as a rookie. Starting as a freshmen is really a baptism of fire. The jump between high school and university is huge.” Stroeder had some difficulties committing too many fouls on some night, but overall he played quite well. This season as a regular starter, Kieswetter is expecting even bigger things from the 6’7”, 215 lbs. star. ‘This year, Mike has the confidence. He’s been through it. He knows what to expect and he’s really asserting himself. I think he’s going to be one of the most talented players in the league.” “He’s a big team talent. There are no gaps in his game. I think mentally, he’s much tougher this year. He continues to battle and doesn’t stop playing at all. He has a complete game. I think mentally, he’s much tougher this year. He continues to battle and doesn’t stop playing at all. He has a complete game .” Averaging almost 17 points a game and nine rebound, Stroeder’s offense talents will be counted on each night this year. The Warriors enter the 1995 season with only three players in

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their senior years. With five second year players and six freshmen, this year’ s Warriors are defmitely a team of the future. “We have a lot of young guys this year,” notes Stroeder. “So its going to take a while for us to come together. However, its agood group and all of us can play. It should be a good season.” And what a better way to start off the 1995 Warrior basketball season then by winning the Naismith Classic this weekend. Come out and cheer on Mike

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Athletes of the week the toumarnent,as our Athenas battled it out for 5th place with York, Michelle scored the winning UW goal for an emotional 1-O double overtime win. This was the first time in 11 years that the Athena Field Hockey team has competed in the CIAU Championships, after winning LJW’s first ever Gold Medal at the OWIAA Championships in an upset win over the undefeated Varsity Blues. Mano Watsa Warrior Basketball

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ing only fo the York Yeomen in a close 86-76 game. Mano led the team in the final minutes of all games, showing outstanding leadership. This past summer, Mano was a starter for the Ontario Gold Medal winning Junior National Team. You can catch Mano and the rest of Basketball Warriors this coming weekend in the 28th Annual Naismith Classic happening all weekend at UW’s PAC in the main gym. The Warriors play at 7:OO pm both Friday and Saturday night.


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ednesday evening saw a fantastic three bands per form at Wilfred Laurier’s Turret bar. With local Cambridge band curb opening for Toronto’s treble charger, and Vancouver headliners Pure, it was a national event that, barring technical problems, ended up more than satisfying all involved. The curb trio started off well, piquing the audience’s attention with a raucus opening number, but were plagued by technical difficulties during the third song, when the lead singer’s amp blew out. Unfortunately, the band wasn’t prepared to handle the situation, and the set’s energy died out. However, before their problems, curb showed that they do have a lot of potential. The sound was there, but the stage presence should, and will, be im-

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feet live as in studio, and was marred further

&red of a series of musical salvos from both their albums NC-f 7 and self-titk. The two 1

hit “red.” and an extended version of “soaker,” featuring a verse of the Alanis Morisette’s “Hand_._ in my -_-_ Pocket” --__and _a rousing rendition of ‘The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round.” treble charger displayed their ability to rouse a crowd, packing the dance floor, and even seeing one brave fan ride atop the hands of his felloR fans during “red.” treble charger ended their show with “trinity bellwoods,” arguably the strongest

forming style over ykars of tiuring, and while their newer songs were still rough around the edges, the old favourites came out in full force. Many of Pure’s songs appear to have changed in the performance, with not a few different arrangements, extended solos, and other changes showing the old songs evolving. “Spiritual Pollution” and “Blast,” both from the band’s Pureufunalia days, used prerecorded accompaniment to keep the feel of Pure’s earlier heavy-handed

song on their debut CD NC-I 7. Headlining the show were Vancouver’s Pure, promoting a brand new EP. Playing achildren’s record for ambience (and causing half the audience to engage in drunken

production style. The newer songs, from Generation 6-Pack ad EP, are less dependant on prerecorded sound effects, but nonetheless heavy onechoandreverb. It’sPure’s trademark, that and a crazy, nearly goofy stage presence that hangs on the edge of tackiness. All’s in fun, though, as long as one doesn’t take Pure too seriouslyToo seriously, or too lightly either -- Pure can definately rock. With a spacey hard-edged sound just bouncey enough to dance to, few of the assembled Turret crowd could stay in their seats. Pure returned the compliment, constantly in motion throughout the over sixtyminute set, Jordy’s neverending facial expressions modern dance in themselves. An enthusiastic crowd demanded an encore, and got more than they expected. After the slower “Drugs Guns and Booze,” Pure turned heavier with an extended version of “Greedy.” All the untapped energy of the night and the crowd went into fulfilling the audiences’ final fix of Pure, in a song that seemed to go on forever, but unfortunately didn’t.

A THONG OF UTTER BEAM-Y Midori Center in the Square Saturday November 4 by Patrick

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rom a debut with the New York Philharmonic at theage of eleven, through more than a decade of non-stop performing, Japanese violinist Midori has at the ‘age of twenty-four established herself as one of the world’s best musicians. Her past collaborations read like a Who’s Who of the musical world: Leonard Bernstein, YO-YO Ma, Isaac Stem, and Michael Tilson Thomas, among many others, as well as performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and dozens of other world-class symphonies across North America and Europe. Last weekend we had a chance to wafch her perform with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. Surprising, perhaps, considering that she now limits her appearances to a dozen of the world’s best orchestras. The reason our little city played host to one of the biggest names in classical music? Chosei Komatsu -longtime friend and mentor to the young violinist, md KWS Music Director. Two sold out perfoxmences on Friday and Saturday night brought a small taste of the world’s best to KitchenerWaterloo. Opening the night’s programme was the Canadian premiere

of Michelle Ekizian’s “Morning of Light.” Written in 1987, “Morning of Light” combines Asian, European and North American elements into An award-winning piece of modern classical. The instrumentation was novel and refreshing the movement begins with three gongs being struck in succession, and more gongs, bells, and percussion are used throughout the piece in a distinctly non-European style. At its worst, “Morning of Light” showed its North American origins too clearly with a ‘soundfrack’ lack of meaning; at its best, it shook the entire hall, drawing elemental images of fire, water, and earthquakes through a constant soundscape. Well enough, but where’s Midori? Modem classical, even of Ekizian’s calibre, does not sold out houses make: we the audience are waiting for the world’s premiere violinist. A pause, and Midori takes the stage, carrying a violin ten times older than she -- older, indeed, than the piece she plays tonight. Amid the shining brass and dark suits of the KWS, she shines in a simple green dress with a shining silver star. With a bow and a smile. Midori greets the audience and her Maestro. When Mozart wrote “Violin Concerto No. 3, M.216,” he was only twenty-one. It is music of youth and intelligence, energy balanced with lifelong love and study of music. It’s a relatively slow piece, with none of the violent fingerwork of Paganini’s Caprices (for the recording of which Midori won a

Grammy nomination in 1990), but dependant on a spiritual understanding of the composer. Midori waits while the first minutes of “Concerto No. 3” come from the orchestra behind her, lifts her bow and begins to play. How can one describe the beauty of Midori’s sound? With painting, with sculpture, there are colours, strokes, flats and glosses, curves and contrasts. So too with the sound from Midori’s instrument, only far more intangible. She is beautiful; twisting and shuffling onstage, she becomes part of her music. The symphony behind her, which has been brilliant all night, sounds dull beside Midori’s Stradavarius. ‘T’he three movements pass in an instant. There are three ovations, whit h Midori humbly accepts before retiring Midori backstage to sign autographs during the intermission. The KWS, less one world-class violinist, returns after the intermission For Dvorak’s “Symphony No. 6? op. 60 in D.” The performance is nearly flawless; the piece itself is more energetic than “Concerto No. 3,” alternating between

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fast, dramatic climaxes and slow, wistful themes. The energy is essential to distract the audience from Midori’s absence. The stage lacks its former visual centre; the eye has nowhere to focus if not on Midori’s green figure. The music doesn’t penetrate as far, and not

even an entire string section can match the memory of the virtuoso Midori. She has entered our lives and left much too soon. Dvorak’s finale is vibrant, the orchestra excellent, but we: still cannot forget that our princess has left the building.


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e love you Shannon!” cried out a pairof touquebrowed fans a few tninutes into the first set. He loves them, too - so much that he’s jumped back into the region’s music scene only a few months after Strange Days dissolved. After the breakdown of Shannon’s previous band, a gap opened up in the region’s powerpop circles. The Shannon Lyon Pop Ex-

plosion seems to fill that gap quite nicely. Along with former Longfellows bassist Adam Buschlen, guitarist Mike Alviano and drummer Jody Cram, Shannon Lyon has assembled a show of sternum-shaking intensity and impressive musical depth. The first set consisted of a half-dozen songs with Shannon on acoustic guitar and a very smiley Tom Murray on flute, harmonica and backing VOX. Shannon’s performance was engaging, but it was Tom’s clear, sweet vocals and genuinely humble stage presence that kept things moving. Even the best solo acoustic acts often wear thin on Volcano crowds, so Shannon wisely kept this set short. (Of note were the truly impressive vocal control and solid songwriting in tunes like “Hobo Song” and “Mods Rule.“) After a short break, the rest of the Shanon Lyon Pop Explosion took the stage and launched into their set. Although the name implies that it’s just a vehicle for a songwriter, there seems to be a genuine desire to explore new textures and different styles. Most work - some don’t. At their worst, the arrangements sound a little contrived: one psychedelic intro seems unrelated to the material at hand, and is more of a “Hey, guys, listen to this new pedal I got.” At their best, however, these songs roam around a variety of sweet guitar

textures. Thin, brittle treblecharger verses plunge into choruses with a dense, warm impact. The guitar solos are deliberately disconnected and wanky. The melodies are often poppy, but the underlying rhythms move from country swinging (in a song about a statue of the Queen at UBC) to intensely funky grooves. And, of course, rock. Or should I say, rawk. And this is the only thing that wore on me through the night. Once (maybe twice) too often, some truly fresh and tasty songs wound their way into very Yankee rock sentiment. It was subtle, but there. This is definitely a matter of personal taste, but the occassional hints of Y-95 irked me. A small thing, but worth noting. The Mighty Fishermen put on a solid opening performance at absolutely mind-numbing volume. I’m looking forward to checking out their recent CD release. A fine, fine rhythm section keeps this highly kinetic band moving, although the vocals wandered a bit on Friday. The thick, wall-of-sound approach is good, but could have more impact if the guitars left some space from time to time. I’ll certainly check out future shows to hear how their sound gels. The Shannon Lyon Pop Explosion has just returned from a six-week tour and will be playing in the area for a while, including a Bombshelter show at the end of November. Shannon’s recent CD release (on Swallow Records, his own label) captures the more laidback side of his performance. In a telephone conversation, he mentioned the possibility of a upcoming release that will reflect the whole band’s talents.

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her 1, 1995. Limit your words to 1,200, please. This year, the editors hope to publish an on-line edition of the journal accessible through the Feds home page during the Winter academic term. Send inquires or submissions over the Internet: phoenix @ watserv I .uwaterloo.ca. Alternatively, you can submit your masterpieces to the phoenix c/o Federation of Students office in the Student Life Centre. Quit wishing you could see your name in print, send your imaginative works tothe phoenix and share your incredible genius with the world.

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he night started off a bit slowly, as the room seemed a bit too spacious for the music. Despite that minor consideration, Seigfried Hall was the perfect venue for a multiple-band concert. Intimate is a word that could be used to describe the atmosphere, with tables, couches, and candles, but I’d prefer to say comfortable. Outstanding through the night were Matt Osboume, Mike Busseri, and Scott Deneau. Matt Osboume is a local singer/ guitarist whose talent was amazing. He began with an a Capella song, singing from the audience floor rather than the stage. Immediately after the applause died down hc explained that he did this not to be 3ntimate” with the audience, but rather to cover up any mistakes he might make: it was his first time perli)rming the song for an audience, he explained, and thr micr+ phuw wouId oniy accentuate an?!

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on his part. He needn’t have worried, the song was performed flawlessly. When he did take a place behind the microphone, the sound was perfect: no more problems with a spacious room. Osbourne closed with an instrumental power guitar number called “Locomotion.” Wow. Somewhere between Yes’s “The Clap” and Eric Clapton’s “Easy Now,” it was mind-blowing. Mike Busseri took some time away from his usual band, My Neighbour Ned, to play the show. He started off with some comments on how shameful the University’s decision in the Professor Kumar case was, and how the issues involved raised many strong emotions within him. After that, he started into a variety of songs, switching back and forth between electric and acoustic guitars for accompaniment. Personally, I did prefer the acoustic numbers, they seemed to fit the entire night’s ambience better. Busseri seemed to realize that himself, however, and used that fact to increase his tomm~;nia’G~ \jfif> t.he <!-I~$‘,5. And then here was Scott

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Writing

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understatement to say that prison life sucks, but isn’t that supposed to be the deterrent from committing crimes’? Most people just use common sense, and respect to keep themselves free from behind bars; some people just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Then there are the true criminals. You know, the Paul Bernard0 types that you like to think of when you read about the dehumanization of prisoners once they’ve entered an unjust system of “rehabilitation.” These two books are coming from two similar worlds, and resonate similar themes, The one,Livefrom Death Row, is an intellectual look at the prison system and what happens as a convict is waiting to die. It also perks your interest because this author is at the middle of attention within a international community that believe him to be innocent, even after serving thirteen years of a death sentence. Mumia Abu-Jamal was sentenced to death for killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner, but he didn’t do it. Why am I so sure ? One only needs to glance briefly at the court preoceedings to realize how bias, race, police setups, circumstantial evidence, and neglect for maintaining basic

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tice system that is unjust. It’s his story that is most moving because he seems to take an honest account of the situation. He doesn’t inflate his arguments, but rather backs everything he says with sources (reliable sources at that) and doesn’t sensationalize on bitterness, or injustice, which can’t be said about a lot of people that feel they’ve been treated in an unjust manner. The second bit of nonfiction is also about prison life, but doesn’t exactly carry the same weight as Live From Death Row. Jerome Washington’s Iron Nouse details his sixteen year stint at Attica through a mish mash of characters he dealt with along the way. His stories revolved around the theme of human waste camps, injustice, dehumanization, and escape, but really didn’t create the pathos of Abu-Jamal’s story. His characters seemed more fictional (which I guess is kind of scary, considering it’s nonfiction) and they also seem to deserve what they get. Washington himself is a disappointment. Never once does he let on his raison d’etre for being behind bars. He characterizes himself as being on the outside looking in, only to later glorify his experi-

Gang ence through the stories of shady characters. Hey, that’s what he has done! The format of taking bits of people’s lives is somewhat problematic only because they are the epitome of the worst bits of that person’s life. It’s too bad that none of the characters are described as to who they are rather than what they have become. There are too many of them to give any detail, or further information to stir any kind of emotion in the reader. This is the downfall oflron House, because it makes the book a fruitless read, and it quickly becomes tiresome. It’s pretty easy to get caught up in siding with the narration of some stories. But when the narrator is clearl:y guilty of doing something bad enough to go to prison, it stays in the back of your head. So you can believe in Mumia Abu-Jamal’s guilt or not, but what he says in Live From Death Row extends past his personal disbelief in an unjust system of rehabilitation. As far as Jerome Washington’s writing, I can’t say that I would co-opt his notion of injustice, when he describes prisoners who have grown to love life within the walls. It’s distu&ing, but then again, we can only ask ourselves if that was the true intention of rehabilitation. In both books though, you’re not going to find the answer.


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ew areas of science, in fact to my mind none, can elicit the wonderment of astronomy and space exploration. It is, after all, the keeper of all the major questions of human existence - How did we get to be here? How is life formed from simple molecules? Is there intelligent life in the Universe besides us? What is our place in the cosmos? This last question is basically the main thrust of Carl Sagan’s Puke Blue Dot, a fascinating though at times unfocussed book that puts the Universe, and our role in it, into a profound perspective. This book draws you in and holds you transfixed throughout. First of all. it’s incredibly illustrated, almost standing on its own as a photo essay of our solar system and beyond. Years after VoyNeptune and the Great Dark Spot ager 2 has completed as seen by Voyager 2 its grand tour of the planets, the deluge of data it sent mately going, in that order. The back has been analysed, enhanced title Pale Blue Dot refers to the and processed to add the proper “family portrait” pictures taken by colours, and come up with explaVoyager 1 on its way toward the nations of what weYe seeing. Preheliopause (the point at which the sented here are some of the prodsolar wind ceases). In February of ucts of this work - and it all looks 1940, this craft was commanded to stunning. We see the deep-blue of take pictures of the all the planets

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Blue of the solar system, including the Earth. The pictures taken, in of themselves, are not spectacular, with the towering exception of our own world, that shows a lonely speck surronded by a giant sunbeam and hundreds of obscure specks of interstellar matter. In one small picture, our entire existance is put into brutally honest - there we are, a pale perspective blue dot in the middle of a lonely cosmos, ind in the ensuing years as Voyager moves further away from us, we’ll disappear into the background of small light points that surronds us. This, combined with chapter three entitled “The Great Demotions,” force us into the reluctant (to many) role of infinitesimally small players in an enormous Universe. In so doing, by the way. it rightly ridicules those religious types who would say that all of creation came into being solely for our benefit, and that we have to be the only life in the Universe a blind, pathetic view indeed. Anyway, the book then proceeds to show what we’ve learned about the solar systern, relying almost exclusively on the Voyagers and other unmanned probes for information. Sagan demonstrates the diversity present even within our own corner of the Universe, and the rich wealth of discoveries we’ve made in the short time since we’ve been searching.

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As such, I think fiis longer term ideas are scientifically possible, though perhaps not financially so in the real world. Sagan also gives compeliing reasons for investing in space. After playing devil’s advocate as to why no! to do so, he returns to what’s so obviously his own point of view, that it’s humanity’s call and perhaps the source of its very survival is on other worlds. The exact reasons themselves I’ll leave to the passion of Sagan’s writing, prose that shows easily how he won himself a Pulitzer prize. Truth be told, 1 was glued to this book from page one, and read it all in one weekend, which is a real rarity for me. Though in my case he is preaching to the converted (I am &zuge spaceenthusist), Pale Blue Dot speaks to such a basic level of human experience and questioning that I think it says something to everyone.

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parents. When he was younger he wanted to protect his parentsespecially his mother. The story where this is most evident is Chinese Movie, in which he wishes that he could give his mother a magic pearl to protect her. The underlting theme of the collection is Michael coming to terms with his own sexuality. Throughout the collection, Michael begins to grow and accept his sexuality, although, he hasn’t revealed it to anyone by the end. He has numerous gay encounters - a few graphic in nature - and I as a reader felt sorry for him being used again and again. One of the more powerful stories was Ordinary Chinese People

commit suitide. Other stories 5 that stuck out were The Chinese Barber, which again dealt with wanting to please his

mother and also was one of Michael first brushes with his sexuality, and Summer Vacation in which we get to know his sister, who is only a minor character in the other stoties. I would have to say that my favourite story was the title story Cultural Revolution, as it brings all the stories together along withthe past. The collection does not seem to end with this story, there are still to many loose ends, so I hope Wong publishes another collection based on Michael. The whole collection . is based on the life of the author, Norman Wong who is also from Hawaii and gay. This does not mean that the whole collection is in your face homosexuality, it is more of a thing that is simply there, just another component of the character which separates him even more from his parents. I realize a number of people are uncomfortable with homosexuality, but this book is an excellent piece of prose work, and not one to be passed over.

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and Blues cian, Brown’s love 01‘ al; music in general is what makes him ;I :x&d musical entertainer, “I get a lot of ideas from jazz and country. I don’t just listen to blues, that’s just part of the circle,” he says. Those ideas have served Brown well in his career which has Ied him from his birthplace Mississippi, to working out his blues with singer Jonny Otis in California, working as a country session musician in Nashville, and eventually playing in the Antone’s night club house band in Austin Texas where Brown played with the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Vaughn, Carlos Santana and Ray Charles. Also around this time Brown played keyboards, an instrument he began playing before the guitar, with good friend and now departed legend, Albert Collins. “If I told you everybody l’ve

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I’ve always been somewhat of a closet Erasure fan collecting their albums because they’ve got great mood relaxing qualities. Not to downplay their music to how selftherapy cassettes say they relieve stress, but the music is nice, and gentle on the ears. I’m also a fan simply because the music is appealing in a catchy, sing-a-long kind of way that makes showering that much more enjoyable. Erasure’s music isn’t ear blasting, and the techno isn’t overpowering bass beats that become redundant within in the first thirty seconds; a quality I wish more techno/ dance musicians applied to their music. Besides using technology to their advantage with Vincent Clarke at the helm, Andy Bell is a great singer. Yeah, it’s fluttery, sappy kind of stuff in a way, but you can’t deny the body and depth of his voice that bring each song to life. Although I wouldn’t list this self-titled album as one of their greatest accomplishments, I think there is material here that is pushing Erasure in new directions. Take the song “Rock Me Gently” which gives Clarke a ten minute wankfest on the synth. (Is that even possible?) During Clarke’s solo a distinguished moan-scream thing

is heard, apparently it’s Diamanda Galas moaning for a good three minutes. A duet with Bell, and the members of the London Community Gospel Choir is an excellent contrast to Galas, keeping the song true to the love and despair theme. Actually that’s somewhat of atheme that runs throughout Erasure. The theme of love, relationships, and innocence have built a Erasure’s career. So it’s no surprise to see that most of the album is somewhat sensitive stuff. Their music is about feelings and emotion which (hey it’s the nineties 1 can say this kind of stuff) is cool. The hegining of the album has a couple minute intro that really sets the themes up front, “Rescue Me,” and “Sono Luminus” get a good jump into the album but don’t really compare to some of their older material. Mind you it will take a bunch of listens before the album grows on you. And as far as a single, it’s really hard to distinguish an outstanding track that would make you rush out to buy the album. Last year’s I say I say I say had “Take Me Back” and a slew of songs that rejoiced in the innocence of childhood. It still wasn’t as solid an album as Erasure though. Although a tour won’t be in the works to support this album, it has been promised that the forthcoming album will bring the entire Erasure entourage, complete with wedding dresses for both Andy, and Vincent.

Stan Rogers was a Canadian folk singer, hailing from near Hamilton but best-associated with the East Coast, which was the subject of most of his more memorable tunes. This tribute album consists of excerpts from a concert held this passed spring at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia. Artists performing include the Irish Descendants and the Ranlcin Family: the rest of them are largely unknowns. I must admit right off the bat that I am a huge Stan Rogers fan. Further, I have heard some excellent Stan Rogers cover tunes mostly played live in bars. I did not, however, hear any excellent Stan Rogers music on this CD. In fact, even good tracks are rare. The CD opens with the Irish Descendants’ version of “The Mary Ellen Carter.” This song sucks. It’s a lukewarm version of what was a show-stopping song by Rogers when he played it himself. Most other songs on the album

follow this pattern: covers which don’t stray far from the original artist’s arrangement, except to be totally devoid of the energy and emotion which made them so memorable to fans initially. Other classic songs massacred in this manner include “Fogarty’s Cove,” “Make and Break Harbour,” and “Harris and the Mare.” Really, the only songs which rise above this third-rate collection are “Forty-Five Years” by Matt Minglewood, and “Northwest Passage” by Madabo. Neither truly hit what can be called “first-rate.” Minglewood’s performance stands out not for its quality, nor for its energy nor emotion. Minglewood (whom I’ve never heard of before this) is the only artist on the entire album who substantially changes the arrangement of the song he performed. Instead of Rogers’ slow, acoustic ballad, Minglewood treats the listener to an electric number with a significantly increased tempo. Madabo doesn’t stray to far from the original arrangment. What they are able to do, however, is put some feeling into the music. That feat alone sets them apart from the other bilge on this album. You could buy this album, but I wouldn’t recommend it.

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To record his amazing, groundbreaking album Outside David Bowie has gathered together some of the best artists he has worked with. David Bowie fans wiJI surely recognize the name Brian Eno. Eno worked with Bowie on the trilogy of albums Low, Heroes, and LRdger during what is commonly considered the height of his past successes . Also on the team is Erdal Kizilcay on bass and keyboards. Kizilcay last worked with Bowie on the Buddha of Suburbia soundtrack. Playing drums for Bowie on Outside is Sterling Campbell from Soul Asylum. Campbell also worked for Bowie on Black Tie, White Noise. Outside is the first in a series (or hyper-cycle) of albums detailing the diaries of Detective Professor Nathan Adler. Alder is attached to the division of Art-Crime Inc. He is faced with a peculiar and challenging murder mystery. At precisely 54’7 am on Friday the 3 1 of December 1999. Baby Grace Blue was murdered and her body was turned into what the killer felt was a work of art. The three suspects in the crime are Leon Blank (a mutant) Romona A. Stone (proprietor ofjewellery made from body parts) and Algeria Touchschriek (a reject from the world-wideintemet). Each character is played by Bowie with the assistance of computer voice modulation. Listeners even get a chance to listen to a recording made by the victim not

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Like almost every Superchunk album before this (their sixth), Here’s Where the Strings Come In takes a little while to settle in before scratching your head as to what took you so long to connect. For those unfamiliar with the Chapel Hill, North Carolina quartet, Superchunk writes anthems, not epic by any stretch, but as crucial as any in Amer-indie rock in the past half-decade, “Slack Motherfucker” being the most legendary of a terrific string. As fans well know, the past two years have not been kind ones for the band’s leader Mac McCaughan. It was badenoughthat his significant-other, (and the band’s bassist and record company cofounder), Laura Ballance went splitsville. Laura’s still with the

long before her murder. As the album progresses the listener is introduced to and learns about each character one by one as Adler conducts his investigation. Bowie plays each character so well that at times you forget that you’re actually listening to the altered voice of David Bowie. Equally amazing is the huge range of musical styles Bowie uses on this album. No one song sounds like another. The sounds range all the way from jazz to funk to techno. Each style is used magnificently to accentuate the focal character of each particular song. For instance, “I have not been to Oxford town” (a song focusing on Leon Blank) is a mix of funk and pop while “We prick you” (a song focusing on

Romona A. Stone) has a techno feel to it. Although each song can be listened to and enjoyed on its own the best way to listen to this album is to put it on and let yourself disappear into the shadowy world created by Bowie for the album’s 75 minute duration. An overall sense of confusion and turmoil permeates this album and is superbly crafted by Bowie. The listener can truly sense how lost and outside the characters feel. The last song “Strangers when we meet” which acts like a segue between albums leaves you on an uplifting note. From the very first surreal notes of the intro to the very end David Bowie’s Outside is a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

group, mind you, but if one can read anything into his lyrics, Mac’s spent the intervening years in a bit of pain. Perhaps worse on the musical front, (though the band may well be indifferent) critics have been claiming that the group’ s primary olrevre and focus was too limited (rubbish!), and that Mac can’t sing. Truth be told, Mac’s voice is an acquired taste as it’s a high pitched nasal strain that’s not exactly to everyone’s liking. Sometimes it even sounds Iike he’s whining, but get past that and you may well come to love them. Much like Sugar’s ironically titled File Under Easy Listening, Superchunk’s Here’s Where the Strings Come in plays with the ideas of both the band’s punk roots and Mac’s introspective songwriting. It kickstarts with the terrific uptempo blast of “Hyper Enough,” their new single, and continues throughout the recording on songs like the bracing “Detroit Has a Skyline” and “Yeah, It’s Beautiful Here, Too.” The album also moves into an assortment of slower but nonetheless intense rockers like the gor-

geous “Sunshine State” and “Silverleaf and Snowy Tears,” which demonstrate a personality the band’s always possessed but also a direction the band may be more inclined to move. Mac has generally always had other avenues to work out his more passive, reflective and moody pieces - like his defiantly low-fi solo project Portastatic - but since he’s the driving force and primary songwriter of Superchunk, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that more of this personality is revealed in the band. Certainly he’s always resisted this side for the band’ s sake -they ‘re a bunch of college-kid-looking punk rockers - but moving in this direction gives the band more scope and maturity. As always, Mac’s lyricism is first-rate. And best of ail, the energy and hooks still remain, as does the excellent rhythm work which propels everything from the hard to the soft. In the end, it’s no better or worse than the rest of their catalogue. Which is to say, a good start for the curious and a must for fans.

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I watch Friends occasionally and usually enjoy it, but I have to admit that if I had come across this soundtrack in a music store, 1 wouldn’t have picked it up to check out - let alone paid money for it! This CD’s cheesy cover caught my eye, _and laughing, I was compe I led to see what artists were on it. Surprised by what I saw, and knowing that it wouldn’t be that hard to write a few words about it, 1 decided to take it home for a listen. I was pleasantly surprised with most of the CD, which consists of previously unreleased songs, a covef

RIM, Dawn by Fayyaz Vellani special to Imprint Jesus might have wept but he certainly didn’t have the slick shades the Cordes brothers from Jersey City don on the cover of this their third album. Don’t be fooled by the Christian-specific references though, their spirituality is for everyone, touching love, the search for truth, and identity. As singer Prince Be says, “it bothers me that the religions like to close people’s minds to other religions. Why can’t they all respect and indulge each other’s perspective?” Jesus Wept is all about perspectives, its musical genres as diverse as its messages, but as unified as its overall theme. After an intriguing intro with the words of the late Marvin Gaye, the disc breaks into the powerful, rhythmicallydriven first single “Downtown Venus,” containing a surprisingly well-fitting sample of Deep Purple’s *‘Hush.” “Venus” has elements of alternative, soul, pop and rock, and somehow it all holds together.

Much of the rest of the popdance-soul-hip-hop-psychedelic album follows this theme - ambivalent lyrics about joy and pain, bliss and sadness, love and divinity, overtop of lush vocals, immaculate harmonies, soothing acoustic guitars, and seriously funky grooves. The Cordes boys even throw in some jazz on “My Own Personal Gravity” and a folky Joni Mitchell reference on “Forever Damaged (the Nth).” It’s the kind of record you will want to play Iate at night when in a reflective mood, of at a party for people to dance to, and with 60 minutes of music it’s a great value. The P.M. Dawn outlook is best summed up in the thought-provoking “Apathy...Superstar! ?” where they sing “almost everyone I know believes in God and Love/so if everything’s okay...well then Sympathy you should be the star that you are.” P.M. Dawn seem to be the kind of stars who want to offer listeners a refreshingly innovative and awakening view of spirituality, love and life. As Prince Be says “I really don’t think anyone tends to look at theirown divinity. People are afraid to think of themselves as divine, which is sad.” There’s a lot to be said for a record that can change the way you view yourself. which is exactly what Jesus Wepr will do.

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song and remixed versions of some familiar favourites. Yes, you will also find the once catchy, but now pathetically over-played “1’11 be there for you” on this CD. You’ll find it not once, but three times T.V. version, long version, and instrumental short at the end of the album. Snippets of dialogue from the show in between songs also contributes to the cheese factor of the CD, but what is left is a variety of musicians playing some pretty good tunes. Besides the obvious Friends fanatic, this CD is targeted towards a wide range of listeners from Lou Reed fans, to Barenaked Ladies and k-d: lang followers. Other artists include: Toad the Wet Sprocket, R.E.M., Paul Westerberg, Hootie & the Blowfish, Pretenders, Grant Lee Buffalo, and Joni Mitchell.

The onky songs from this CD that I have xtually heard on the show are Hootie’s cover of 54-40’s “I Go Blind,” and obviously the Rembrandts’ ‘*I’ll be there for you.” I eagerly anticipate hearing some of my favounites such as Lou Reed’s “You’ll Know You Were Loved,” Toad’s “Good Intentions,” and the dancy re-mix of Joni Mitchell’s popular “Big Yellow Taxi” (Traffic Jam Mix:). All in all, it was a pretty good CD. I’m still teft wondering how artists for T.V. soundtracks are chosen though. Do the artists canvas to be heard on a show, or do shows lure particular artists? I just can’t picture: Lou Reed approaching Fries.& can you? Well, no matter how it was done, it was nice to hear some Canadian voices on this compilation of fine artists,

ship between “sex and imagination,” and rips at the male sex fantasy of the seduction of a passive female. The lyrics are too inconsistent to rave about however, as they range from the mildly clever tunes, mentioned above, to the utterly insipid, in “Lipstuck,” a poor attempt to dispel the female beauty myth, and “Loved by You,” a “clever” (Fitzpatrick’s quote) twist on the meaning of the standard classic “I Want to be Loved by You.” (you know, the song Darla used to sing on The Little Rascals.) Cherry Abe contains 12 disappointing tracks, laced with indifferent political messages and wholly unoriginal music. Fitz- Patrick’s

lyrics could be more inspiring if she gave a rat’s rump about what she sing about. In commenting on her own writing, she spews out some “deep” social commentary for each song only to discredit herself by calling it “silly” (her quote, again). For example, “Cherry Alive” is about the “silly” idea of the male fantasy, and “Jesus Loves You” challenges the “silly” (both quotes hers) conservative views of our society. Take a little pride in your own ideas, Colleen. At least their release made no mention of the originality or inmvation of this band. Then they would be burdened not only with the label of indifferent, but also, hypocritical.

The wider the damage, the deeper the vein.” Machines of Loving Grace are one of those bands with as many engineers as musicians, but unlike most such bands, one that actually sounds like music. They’ve worked with greats from the industrial scene - Trent Reznor remixed “Bum Like Brilliant Trash” from their debut album, and German masters Einsturzende Neubauten contributed samples for Gilt. It’s not industrial, though, nor hip-hop, nor metal, although at timesGilt sounds like any one or all of the above. Press PZtiy on the stereo and enter the underworld of Gilt. A blonde (little girl?) lies dead on the cover (or is she sleeping on broken glass). She is beautiful, lying on her bed of pain. A metaphor for the album? Gilt is dark, hellishly dark... crunching almost to the point of numbness, soft intros cutting to anguished screams. “Suicide King” I . .) ,,d

scares. “Keep it alive/ Watch it dissolve into SlaughterhouseFive... heir to the throne of the Suicide King... BEND LIKE A REED IN THE WIND.” A feral intensity rules the album, mortal tension and suicidal whispe:rs. That’s what the album’s about - contrasts. The contrast between sound and noise, electric and acoustic, the beautiful and the ugly, drugs and religion. There are wide gaps between tracks to give the listener time to absorb the last track before being hit again. The “Richest Junkie Still Alive” pops up again and again, a recurring character in this soundtrack for an unfilmed drug-induced gothic. This is NIN without the selfconcious angst, Ministry grooved deeper, Pantlera a few degrees softer and twisted ninety degrees around the earth’s musical core. Dark and lovely, couched in pain and addiction, this is Machines of Loving Grace. I 4_3 ,

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A review of the new Machines of Loving Grace is in order. It’s I been spinning through my speakers for over two weeks, at the uninterruped high volumes worthy of such a work. It’s difficult, however, to put this album into words - with reference to the old phrase, I’d rather dance about architecture. A dance, therefore, through my subconscious, a dance about the architecture of Machines... Gift kicks off with “Richest Junkie Still Alive,” a misty rockhop vision of incomplete darkness. Snatches of lyrics drift by -- ‘The parasites keep your body warm... ,-.’ .., .


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by Brandon Blant special to Imprint Spookey is definitely a talented musician. He is a very adept guitar player and can also play drums, bass and probably any other instrument if he wanted to. He started playing in a band at age 13 and at age 15 formed his own band called Transilience. Transilience broke up when Spookey moved to Toronto and started going to film school. It’s probably a good thing that they broke up since the independent album that they released amounted to nothing. The music that Spookey writes begins with some idea and then follows a stream of consciousness that includes both music and lyrics. Spookey’s sound is definitely altcrnative and he classifies it as massive wobbly sound. A couple of the

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Call it ambient techno, call it spacemusic, call it weird, call it Al. I’11 call it pretty good. Simon House (early Hawkwind, Bowie) and Len Del Rio (Zero Gravity, Nik Turner’s Space Ritual) two veteran ambient techno artists, join forces to take you on a mystical journey to the outer reaches of your imagination. This is the kind of music that would be really cool when you listen to it while watching one of those computer generated virtual reality voyages that you see at Club Lyric all the time. You blast off with track one, “Cysyrgy” and continue on a voyage of nine solid tracks of spacey music that’s great for studying to. After take-off, you get to experience “Rush Hour Betelgeuse 5,” a nice blend of synthesizer and guitar that seems to depict a hectic day of space traffic.

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Two artists, twocompletely different styles of music: what they share in common are claims to being two of the best and continually innovative artists in the UK at the moment, in any form of music. Though in most cases reviewing import singles is irrelevant to students with limited budgets, these are both between album singles with four new tracks, making each a consideration for purchase if you’re a real fan. First the Boos, who this year saw ‘.W ake Up Boo” become one of the monster hits of the year in the

songs on the album sound similar to the Gandharvas but the vocals are completely different. Spookey single handedly wrote and recorded the song “These Days are Old.” It’s a pretty good song but the vocals aren’t great. He received a grant from MuchMusic to make a video for the song. Again Spookey did it all by himself. He wrote, directed, filmed and edited the video. The video is really bizarre. There is a recurring image of Spookey being knocked down and occasionally there are bodies flying across the screen. I think Spookey has some potential as video producer but he’s going to need more cash to work with if he is going to produce a video worth showing on television. Spookey definitely has potential as a musician and his ideas are creative and original. The main weakness with the album is the vocals. Spookey is a weak vocalist and sometimes it sounds like he’s singing off key. If he could find a new vocalist then he might be able

to release something that people would enjoy. In terms of lyrics, Spookey’s ideas are weird and sometimes comical. Lyrics such as “it’s all fun and games until someone loses their virginity” show some of Spookey’s creative humour. In general, the lyrics are not complicated or insightful. As Spookey puts it, “it’s just weird ideas on how things fit together.” Spookey has managed to be experimental with his sound and the music definitely works for me. Unfortunately, the lyrics and especially the vocals drag the music down. For these reasons, I can’t recommend this album as a valuable addition to a music collection. Perhaps, if you see this album for less than $5 in a used music store one day and your curiosity won’t let you sleep then go ahead and pick it up.

After getting out of traffic you can see the “View From Canymede,” a fast paced song with a bit of chaos mixed in. From here, the “Sands of Mars” slows everything down to almost a standstill. This slower piece takes its time, like blowing sands across a vast desert. After this brief interlude, ‘SF67” begins to pick up the pace again at a gradual rate until the album is back to full

another slow, far off song that falls short of being a techno ballad. From here “Parsecs” keeps the slow pace alive with another ballad-like piece. The album finishes of with “Ice Riders of Charon,” a number that the subjects could use as accompaniment if there actually was figure skating on Charon. On the whole this is a very consistent album, yet with a nice change of pace throughout. This is a welcome twist from the typical format of today’s albums which have a few solid tracks with the remainder being sub-par filler. This isn’t just some repetitive techno bullshit that leaves you pissed off and questioning your existence in university when some yutz is making uncreative songs and seeing more money in a day than we’11 ever see in our lives. This is high quality music that actually requires an IQ to listen to it. There are no good tracks and bad tracks, just solid tracks. If all ambient techno is like this, I may have to listen to more of this stuff.

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From here the album slows again with the title track, a that seems to have a bit of side to it, only to be slapped face with a “Solar Wind,”

UK, a position Martin Car-r has always dreamed of. Problem was that when he got there, he hated every minute of it. So this is a compromise of sorts, with two melodious Wake Up style tunes, and two with a totally experimental tack that come as relief to fans of the legendary Giant Steps. “From the Bench at Belvedere” is like a musical and lyrical sequal of “Wilder” and “Barney and Me” respectively, a catchy tune that matches the harpsicords of “Almost Nearly There,” but the real revelations come with tracks two and three. “Hi Falutin” is like the Boos doing their version of the Happy Mondays, Site’s vocals distorted

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wheeze, while “Crushed” is really out there, with bluesy guitar wails sailing over slow ker-thunking drum machines and backwards looped horns. Don’t worry kids their next album will blow your faces off. FACT! And the same could be said for Orbital, who do nothing short of

amaze me with every new release they put out. Like two sides of the coin, the title track is presented in slow and fast versions, that manage the baffling trick of sounding at once the same and completely different . “Times Fly (Slow)” has their typically complex rhythms awash in echoing synths and vocal harmonies, whereas “Times Fly (Fast)” represents their second foray into jungle, and though not as mindblowing as “Are We Here” from Snivilisation, it still shows that they can handle the genre as well or better than any of their competition. Want more? “Sad But New” is a take on “Sad But True” with the vocals higher in the mix and the music smoothed out, and fits a electronic “Tranquilizer” music box sound to percussive bits that never seek to kill the ears. All told, this is the most kind and gentle we’ve ever seen Orbital, and with a playing time just under thirty minute this is absolutely essential for every fan.

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by Patrick Wilkins Imprint staff Spookey Ruben’s M&s of Transport&on Vol. 1 (the cover informs us) is not a CD. It is a “CD Instructional Manual.” The debut album of this Toronto-based solo artist is user-friendly -- hence the handicapped symbols adorning the front. Most importantly, Modes of Transportationis warped. Barcode lines extend the height of the cover. Grid lines bend in a form of sonic gravitational distortion. Ah, but if the lines on the CD seem warped, wait until it’s in the stereo... A lofty symphonic riff, a children’s choir, chiming bells, a haunting voice climbing through a maze of sound. Welcome to Spookey Ruben ’ s world. First single “These Days are Old” injects simple rhythm with Ruben’s wavering, charmingly untrained voice. It’s pure pop until Spookey injects the irritation of a warning buzzer and a woman’s angry voice. The drums teeter on brink of randomness, high technology samples low-fi sound. The least pop-like song on the album, “Growing Up is Over?” runs like a rat race, ringing literal bells and whistles in an attack on adulthood. The chorus drops into a fright-

ening horror riff, a deepvoiced man repeating, “As long as you’re still getting paid” followed by a triumph of horns like from a James Bond soundtrack, screaming swearing voices and backed by a doublespeed guitar. “Crystal Cradle” begins in affected falsetto, backing a sweet “I love you”chorus with record-like crackling, waterglass high notes and a muted mutated dance beat. The line “Did you ever know there is no such thing as coincidence?’ discredits the theory that half the instruments ended up in the studio by accident. Serendipity, perhaps; with such an insane lineup one would expect noise of the order of Negativeland, or worse, cloyingly self-conscious 80’s style art rock, Modes of Trunsportution Vol. I, however, is completely genuine, and certainly no collection of noise. Call it post-punk pop, Top 40 for the upper class, half AM radio and half late-night acid alternative. It’s not clear how Spookey Ruben relates to modern pop: is this a tribute, a requiem, or an honourable mutation? The best track on Modes of Transportation is “It’s Not What You Do, It’s You.” The song crcates a sonic soup stirred with a wildly insistent drum, crashing guitar chords and Ruben’s everchanging vocals. Most unusual, the featured instrument is a touch-tone telephone - and somehow, it works. Also appearing are videogame samples, more warning buzzers, and a tribalistic caterwauling chorus. The song never stops beeping, buzzing, crashing and wailing, moving through five minutes of insanity without pause. The entire album, actually, never stops beeping, buzzing, crashing or wailing, besides inventing its own modes of sound. YetModes of Transportation Vol I is unmistakably grounded in pop tradition. Spookey Ruben combines studio wizardry and a love of simple pop past to create an album that is at times silly, frightening, catchy, crazy, and downright beautiful.

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fame. Kill Creek draws their name from the site of an Indian massacre and most of their exposure has come with shows with the Meat Puppets, Redd Kross, and fIREHOUSE. The group consists of Patrick Grassy on bass, Charles Sharpe on the drums, Ron Hayes playing lead guitar, and Scott Born as songwriter, guitarist, and lead vocalist. An interesting aspect of the liner are the Band Notes and Producer’s Notes for each of the instead of writing out the

Lead track “Cosmetic Surgery” uses a bass intro with Skynyrd stomp, fast pace, and repetitive screamed lyrics “1 got a girl.” The second song “Busted” uses plain, broken vocals for each word, while “Stretch,” the title song of their previous EP, named for a stretched El Camino, uses variation in guitar to contrast the quiet vocals. “Get& On” has a heavy quick sound which blends into power vocals with lib-

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It’s a long, long way from Queen. ..As the shrving Hollywood records have been striving to expand their sound, signing Seaweed was a natural progression after their impending split from the trendy SubPop label following the end of a three record deal. Syanuwuy is Seaweed’s fifth album, their first though on their new label. With their contract change comes a new harder sound as compared to some of their previous work. The band consists of: bassist John Atkins, guitar and vocalist Wade Neal, drummer Bob Bulgrien, vocalist Aaron Stauffer, and guitarist Clint Werner. This is the type of album that takes some time to get used to. Initiatly, its impact is solely in its noise factor. “Free Drug Zone” is a

good first track; no catchy little licks, just straight forward guitar chords with some half decent vocals. “you’re at the age where we’ll make up your mind / your quality help that’s so hard to find / five dollar hours clocking your time.” The problem that I had with this album was I couldn’t tell where one song ended and the other began. Actually let me rephrase that; the beginnings are interesting but then

era1 swearing smoothed with guitar, and a quiet, corny “lalala” chorus which breaks down into powerful noise, and is by far the best single. The wonky guitar start on “Kelly’s Dead” amid standard heavy chords and quick drumming breaks into a pop anthem and is a solid tune. “Seven-Eleven” uses a distorted amp and unison playing between guitars and drums while “Fruit Pie” is similar but the pleading vocal chorus shows the severe limitation of Born’s parched lungs. “Million” has the most interesting liner notes with references to the last days of college life, while the song is a relaxed mood tune with a drum machine intro and “Die Young”usesarepetitiveguitarflow, with a tempo pull to blow the song into typicat angst. The unexpected song structures create something disjointed but ‘new’ with expressive music, bass focus, a constant mix of crazy and calm, while the power, energy and emotion, broken sound, and Scott Born’s coarse sheared voice are what Kill Creek are about and that might just be enough. the rest just booms into the same old stuff. There’s no long-term variation between the tunes and that’s what makes listening to Spanaway from front to back difficult. Seaweed themselves feel that this CD is their best yet. Guitarist Clint Werner: (We’ve) “finally made a record that we feel completely comfortable with. This is a ful1 album. We feel we’ve finally made an album where the songwriting is solid and the songs stand up for themselves.” Seaweed began a sixweek tour in October with labelmates Into Another in support of Spanaway. If you’re a fan, buy the album and go to the shows, if you’re not, don’t.

by Justin Mathews special to Imprint Over the years since Ian Curtis died, there have been a great deal of remakes of Joy Division songs. Some that stand out are Cialaxie 500’s “Ceremony,” 808 State’s sampling of the “She’s Lost Conbass line with Ian trol” McCululloch’s voice. Unfortunately, there is little that stands out on A Means tu an End. The collection opens with a very weak rendition of “She’s Lost Control” by Girls Against Boys. Day of the Lords as done by Honeymoon Stitch is a bit better. The music is very well done. I guess it doesn’t hurt to have Dave Navarro (Jane’ s Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers) playing bass and guitar. The real problem is the singer. If he at least made himself sound slightly less apathetic when he cries “when will it end?” the song might have worked, but it just doesn’t. Stanton s Miranda’s Love WilE iear Us Apart doesn’t work either.

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by Alain M. Gaudrault special $0 Imprint Being a huge Black Sabbath fan, I just couldn’t resist picking up this Geezer Butler side project. This is easily the heaviest release ever produced by any member of his former group. He’s hooked up with Deen Castronovo on drums (who also appears on Ozzy Osboume’s latest, Ozzmosis), Pedro Howse on guitars, and Burton Bell on vocals. Fans of Fear Factory will recognize Bell’s name, and are encouraged to give this album a listen. While the songs have a modem metal/industrial feel, Sabbath

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stylings appear throughout. Bell’s vocals are more melodic than they are on any of Fear Factory’s releases, and give the songs an almost gothic touch. Unfortunately, the melodies don’t sound distinct enough from one song to another to make them stand out, which is my main beef with this album. Geezer’s bass is fortunately prominent and adds greatly to the overall sound, which is surprisingly fresh and interesting, seeing as Butler’s not done much else than Black Sabbath for the last 25 years. In fact, he is credited for both music (with Howse) and lyrics. Plastic Planet is a valiant effort from a pioneer in heavy metal, but readers are cautioned to give it a listen before buying, as it won’t necessarily appeal to either Sabbath/Ozzy, nor Fear Factory fans.

At the time of its release in the UK, Feed Your Head was recognized as almost a benchmark of ambient techno, a spot-on snapshot of the scene in London and other major urban centres, that encompassed many different styles under the big top of slo-mo. These were bands that toured or were touring with the Megadog shows (I’ve mentioned these before in the Imprint) and were at the cutting edge of what they were doing. It was voted No. 1 compilation album of ‘94 by N.M.E. A year on from that time these songs still sound fresh, because they were so visionary and, really, timeless when they were first released. This isHeady stuff, with space dub, tribai beats and chants, and long lakes of rich textures gathered together on one CD with nothing sounding out of place. It’s like a journey through many worlds, all

of them unique, but with some common features that draws the whole thing together. So the electro-dub visions of Eat Static (on a track called “Kothluwala’wa”) translate nicely into Banco de Gaia’s “Quma” with their usual world-beat offerings, and from there go eventually into the superbly hypnotic (and very coolly named) Knights of the Occasional Table’s “Rain.” And through the Drum Club’s nature sounds on “Furry Meadows,” and the gentle fa.de of closer “...And Hardly Any Ears” by The Ullulators, the album is never dull, a perfect soundtrack for many of life’s activities (like reading Carl Sagan books for instance). Compilations like this basically serve to prove my theory that only a handflul of techno bands at the moment - Orbital certainly, Aphex Twin, and Future Sounds of London, among a number of others - seem skilled enough to pull off entire albums all by themselves. Gathered into) compilations though, enough variety is achieved to make an album that may just be greater than the sum of its parts. Good for those hungry brain cells.

There’s something quite peculiar about these cutsie, highschool sounding voices singing about the torment of a deteriorating love. It’s almost satirical, but satire can be fatal in the hands of those who don’t know how to use it properly. Punk music is also fatal in the hands of those who don’t know how to use it. “They Walked In Line” prooves this. This song has great potential. This band takes the passion out of the song, and if that weren’t enough, the whole song has an annoying heavy-metal-ish guitar riff that just won’t go away. Like most of the bands who appeared on this album, godheadsilo missed that special quality that made these songs so powerful in the hands of Joy Division. Not everyone got it wrong, though. Two songs stand out in my mind after listening to this. The fmt is New Dawn Fades. Who would’ ve thought that tee hno-god Moby would create such a stunning cover of a Joy Division song? Yet this is the only song on the compilation in which you can actually taste the pain and anguish that made Ian Curtis so powerful. This is not typical Moby: a dark gothrock drum and bass line with the

fuzziest guitar I’ve ever heard him play. By far, this is the high point of the CD. The song that follows is quite interesting, however, and worthy of mention. Most Joy Division fans I’ve talked to don’t seem to like it, but I think it’s actually quite beautiful. Low’s remake of “Transmission” is unlike any version of it I’ ve ever come across; it’s slow! Low slowed the song to about one-quarter the original tempo, and in doing so, they gave it a touch of sadness that would otherwise be impossible without bringing Ian Curtis. As a tribute to Joy Division, A Means to con End falls a little short. If you like Jo,y Division’s music, go buy a Joy Division CD.

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Coming Out Discussion Group explores issues in sexual orientation. Topic: ‘Relationships: What do they mean to me?’ Hagey Hall Room 378,7:30 p.m. 884-4569 for more information. Lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgendered people, and those questioning theirsexualitv are welcome. Donate blood 8 the Waterloo Blood Donor Clinic 8 the First UNited Church 6 King and William on Wednesday, Nov. 15/95 @ I:30 to 8:00 p.m. Help us fill our quota of 330 donors.

FRIDAYS Womens’ Centre Collective meeting @ 2:30 in the Womens’ Centre for more information call x3457

Applications for the following scholarships are being accepted during the Fall term. Refer to Section 4 of the Undergraduate Calendar for further criteria. Application forms are available in the Student Awards Office, 2nd Floor, Needles Hall.

All Faculties Doreen Brlsbtn Award: interested females entering 4th year in Spring or Fall ‘96 in an Honours program in which women are currently under-represented. Deadline: Apr 30/96. Don Hayes Award: Deadline: Jan 31/ 96 Mike Moser Memorial Award: Deadline: Jan 12/96. Tom York Memorial Award: available to all for short fiction - not essays. Deadline: Dee 31195.

Classified Deadline Monday

Study in Moscow and/or Prague: Moscow: Russian language + courses in English, for Moscow State University credit. Approximate all-inclusive cost $3200 + airfare. Prague: Central European Studies Program for credit at Prague University of Economics. Fall, Winter, and Spring semesters. Approximate all-inclusive cost $4200 + airfare. Contact: Prof. F. Eidlin, Political Studies, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON NIG

Computers: XTs from $100,286’~ from $225, complete with monitor; keyboard, and warranty. Good for wordprocessing plus. Cobbletech 744-8551. MONTREAL 8 New Year’s. Bus and 5star downtown hotel, December 30January I st. From $129Quad. Call Marlin Travet 888-4054. Space limited. Book Now! 1 . . I, 1 ‘, I

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TYPING SERVICES. Done fast ,and easy!! Letters, Resumes, Term Papers, General Correspondence. 1ASER PRINTER. Call Kathy 8 884-8149 evenings/weekends only. Typing of small/large projects. Laser printer. Tight deadlines and technical material OK, On-campus availability. 742-2589 5:30 p.m. or leave message. Typing and graphic service. Term papers, report figures, resumes, etc. Color Printer. Free pick-up & delivery. Guaranteed lowest rates. 745-9653 anytime.

Big room for rent in 3 bdrm. house. Winter term I7 min. walk to U.W. Next to Waterloo Town Square call 884-3306

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Christmas Gift Wrap rs -creative individuals. Locations - 8”owntown Toronto, North York, Woodbine Centre. Fnsi;i a. Managers to $8.25/hour $ a rappers to $7.15/hour. Full/ Dart time, December I-24. (4161 538-

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Somewhere along the way you may be pregnant and need help. Reach for hope. call Birthright. We care. 579-3990.

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Waterloo Science Fiction Club (WatSFiC) meeting 7:00 p.m. in SLC 2135. Bring a board or card games to play afterwards. See uw.clubs..watsfic or e-mail watsfic@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca for details.

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UW Fine Arts Film Society presents Twanaese Cinema @ 7 p.m. East Campus Hall auditorium 1219 “The Two of Us”. Ontario Police recruitment presentation from I-2:30 p.m. in AL 1 I6

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