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he controversy


ing Professor Sehdev Kumar’s trip to the Himalayas in India is not dying down. In fact, as time passes, more questions are emerging than answers. Peripheral to the allegations of sexual “harassment” were several other complaints students made, including an inability to receive from Professor Kumar an accounting for the trip’s expenses. President Downey chose not to act on this aspect of the complaint, saying that, “this was a matter to be dealt with by the Canada-Commonwealth Human Ecology Council (C-CHEC).” According to an initial conversation with Professor Kumar’ s lawyer, Kevin Banks, C-CHEC was responsible for the bulk of the organization of the Himalayan trip. The student complainants, however, had been led to believe at various points during the University’s investigation that there was some doubt as to C-CHEC’s official status. Investigation by Imprint determined a few facts quickly.


The name “Canada-Commonwealth Human Ecology Council” is not registered with either the Federal or Provincial govemments in any way. Further, according to government records, C-CHEC does not exist as a corporation, a partnership, a proprietorship, or as a non-profit

ecutive Director, a Mr. Mohan Prabhu, a Senior Counsel with the Federal Department of Justice. Mr. Prabhu was out of the country at the time. When he was eventually contacted, Prabhu took issue with several assertions made by Banks. Specifically, he wasclear

C-CHEC does not exist as a corporation, a partnership, a proprietorship, or as a nonprofit organization. organization, When Professor Kumar was asked for comment on this and other matters, he referred Imprint to his lawyer, Kevin Banks. When contacted, Banks was unable to comment on Professor Kumar’s position regarding this issue. Imprint then attempted to contact C-CHEC through its Ex-

that Professor Kumar did organize the trip, booking the flights and hotel rooms. When discussing expenses C-CHEC may have incurred in sponsoring the trip, Prabhu stated that while his organization was reimbursed for expenses such as phone calls, Professor Kumar hired employees to make the trip arrangements.

In fact, contrary to Banks’ earlier assertions that C-CHEC organized the trip, Prabhu claimed that “C-CHEC had no direct involvement in organizing the trip other than approving the accounting,” later adding that, “we arranged correspondence.” When confronted with Prabhu’s assertions, Banks accepted that, “I guess it’s fair to say that Professor Kumar did make most of the business arrangements [for the trip].” Prabhu confirmed that CCHEC is in possession of the accounting for the trip, but refused to reie;m it to Imprint, saying “I don’t see why I should send you anything.” He also refused to send any financial information to the students. He was blunt, exclaiming, “Why should I? We don’t owe them any accounting!” There is also some question of C-CHEC’s ability to account for the trip’s expenses accurately. Professor Kumar himself details in his letter to the UW community (seepage 5), that he is in a “very poor financial situation,” so the Continued

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no longer top-ranked university

Greg McMehen special to Imprint he University of Waterloo fell from top spot in Maclean’s magazine’s fifth annual ranking of Canadian universities. UW finished third among “comprehensive” institutions, behind the University of Victoria and Simon Fraser University. When asked to comment on Waterloo’s perfarmance in the rankings, UW president Dr. James Downey stated, “I’m always sorry to see us drop, but it’s important to realize that the result is not reflective of the quality of education offered by UW, nor of the quality of our students, which is very high.” Dr. Downey suggested that class sizes and the allocations of operating and library budgets are

quality of education offered by UW. Dr. Downey asserted that “any connection between (the Maclean’s overall rankings) and quality is suspect at best.” Dr, Downey also pointed out that he has maintained this opinion of the Maclean’s rankings even in the years where UW finished at the top of the comprehensive category. Maclean’s defines comprehensive universities as those “with a significant amount of research activity and a wide range of programs including professional degrees -at the

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quality, but rather measures of “efficiency.” He pointed out that in terms of student awards and entering grades, UW still ranks number one The president stressed his belief that the magazine’s reputational survey represents a more accurate measure of the

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graduate levels.” The rankings do not consider the strengths of individual faculties within universities, and do not take into account any feedback from actual university students or graduaks. The survey also does not credit schools for the variety of courses they offer. Due to prob-

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students are confused about the source of Professor Kumar’s profligate spending while in India. According to the students, Kumar threw an exhorbitant “Mango Party” for his family, and purchased paintings. Imprint asked Prabhu if the financial statements for the trip had

been audited. He initially replied that they had, but qualified that assertion by asking what was meant by “audited.” Prabhu was also under the impression that all cheques for the trip were written to C-CHEC. At least one of the students who participated, however, wrote her cheque to Professor Kumar. Prabhu’s main contact with the

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University during its investigation was to write a letter to Dr. Downey asserting that Waterloo had no jurisdiction to act, as the trip was not associated with UW in any way. Prabhu maintained that C-CHEC had itself investigated students’ complaints. He also acknowledged, however, that C-CHEC had not met with any of the Waterloo students who complained.

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OPEZrep speaksat UW by James Russell Imprint staff n Tuesday, November 14, a speaker from OPEZ, the Mexican peasant organization, spoke in the Environmental Studies Courtyard about the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Zapatista uprising, and the economic and social. crisis occurring in Mexico today. Efrain Valdemar Valdez Lopez spoke passionately to about 35 students for about 40 minutes before fielding questions from the audience. As he explained, NAFTA makes Mexico even more dependant upon the United States and the Dollar which contributes to the inability of the Mexican government to effectively deal with theZapatista situation. Lopez said that since NAFTA went into effect, interest rates have hit SO%, inflation is now 57% and the peso has been seriously devalued. This has caused the closure of many small businesses, throwing more and more people out of work. To exacerbate this, Mexico’s equivalent of the GST is soon being raised to 2 1%. The crisis in the economy has lead the government to attempt to totally privatize the economy, and


all major assets are currently up for sale including railways, airports, the telecommunications industry, not to mention what is left of Mexico’s oil. And since these are major assets, only major corporations will be able to purchase them, putting control of Mexico’s economy almost completely into foreign hands. The Mexican government is broke and many social programs are being cut. Lopez said he hopes that the cuts Ontarians are currently experiencing will not have the same disastrous effect as he has seen in his homeland. The national pension plan is being privatized and Lopez said that many Mexicans fear that all the money they have put into. the plan will never materialize when they reach retirement . As far the status of women in Mexico, Lopez explained that when women go to get a work permit they are given a pregnancy test. If they are pregnant, they will not be given a permit to work because the government does not want to have to pay for maternity leaves. He told the listeners of how pesticide is sprayed onto the workers as they toil in the fields, resulting in many cases of breast cancer among the female workers.

Many of the new jobs appearing in Mexico are contract positions said Lopez. This way, companies do not have to provide benefits. Lopez spoke of the many cases of human rights abuses in Mexico, with union leaders jailed and peasants massacred. He said that there were just too many examples to list. He also mentioned the tale of a judge who was sympathetic to the labour cause and was assassinated. There has been no investigation into the assassination. Lopez said all that the Zapatista rebels want is their land. He spoke of how people have worked land for decades but bureaucracy prevents them from having a legitimate claim to it. He said that their goal is to become self-sufficient by selling their agricultural products that they will grow in an environmentally friendly way, not by polluting the earth and water the way the major corporations do. Mexico is in terrible trouble. The government is corrupt from top to bottom and the standard of living is terribly low. Hopefully things will change soon, and no longer will the Zapatistas be able to honestly say that in Mexico “justice is merely a coincidence.”


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grade and in student awards, second in proportion of entrants with 75% or higher and in proportion who graduate, fifth in percentage of international graduate students, and tied for eighth in percentage of out of province students. This eighth place result was due to the UW administration’s failure to provide Maclean’s with the appropriate statistics. However, this oversight probably did not affect LJW’s overall ranking, as the category is only worth one percent of the overall ranking. In the “Classes” category, UW finished ninth out of the nine comprehensive universities in both the second/ third year and fourth/fifth year rankings of class sizes, and fifth of nine in the proportion of classes taught by tenured faculty. UW finished mid-pack in the “Faculty” category, placing third in faculty with PhDs, fifth in awards per full time faculty, fourth in social sciences and humanities grants, and fifth in medical/sciences grants. In the “Finances” category, Waterloo finished fifth in operating budget, third in scholarships and bursaries (as a % or budget), and third in student services (also as a % of budget). Given the current Harris government’s spending policies, UW could face furthur erosion in the operating budget category, especially compared to out of province universities. UW’s library placed fifth in Holdings per Student, third in aquisitions, and fourth in Expenses (as a % of the total university budget). However, for those UW students who feel patriotic about our

fine institution, the news from the rankings is not all bad. In the “Reputation” category in the comprehensive university rankings, Waterloo rankedfirst in Maclean’s surveys, which this year compiled opinions from 3,402 high school guidance counsellors, academic adiministrators and CEO’s of major corporations across the country. Waterloo also ranked first in the national reputation survey, which includes all the universities that participated in the survey. Also in the “Reputation” category, UW placed fourth in alumni support. Along with the rankings, Maclean’s also profiles numerous recent graduates, including UW alumnus Oshoma Momoh, a graduate of the math faculty, who is now working for Microsoft Corp. as a program manager. In an interview with Imprint, Momoh confirmed that UW is the most well known Canadian university at the Amcrican software giant. Microsoft hires more graduates and work-term students from UW than any other university. Momoh declined to comment on UW’s drop in the rankings as he had not yet had a chance to read the magazine. However, when asked why he originally selected Waterloo, Momoh cited the existence of the distinct math faculty and the co-op program as pnmary reasons. Neither of these factors is taken into account in the Maclean’s rankings. As for UW’s future in the Maclean’s rankings, a UW news release paraphrases Dr. Downey expressing “concern about the fate of Ontario universities in anticipation of threatened massive spending cuts from the provincial government.”






the vote, “What

After by Patti


Imprint staff he question seemed to be one of “what happens now?” at a post-referendum forum, hosted by University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier, on Thursday November 9. Held at the Paul Martin centre of WLU, Professor Stephane Dion, from University of Montreal and Professor Ken McRoberts, from York University, participated in the discussion, entitled “After the Referendum: Whither Quebec and Canada?” Dion opened his talk by stating that he had been expecting to tell audiences, after the fact, that he had told them so. He had predicted a clear “no” vote in the Quebw referendum of October 30. He had believed in nationalism as a successful ideology. He was wrong, however, and now he is spending his time explaining his incorrect predictions away. After all, why would people in Quebec ultimately vote “yes?” They knew that there would be no association with Canada, and they knew that there was no support for Quebec separation in the rest of Canada. Why, then, would they vote “yes?” The answer, Dion states, is two-fold: the fear factor and the confusion factor. Both, he states,


played an equal role in increasing the number of separatists between 1982 and now. The “yes” side managed to create fear that the French language and culture would be lost. The “yes” side managed to create the fear of losing Montreaj as a predominantly francophone city. The “yes” side convinced many that the standard of living would decrease should Quebec remain in Canada. Confusion, Dion claims, also boosted the “yes ” side. Qne fifth of “yessers” believed that they would remain a province of Canada. Many believed that Quebec citizens would be Canadian citizens without paying federal taxes. Some even believed that Quebec would be 25% of Canada with 50% representation in the federal cabinet. McRoberts also discussed the reason for the increase in the separatist vote since 1982. McRoberts suggests that the increase was simply Quebeckers’ desire to affirm their identity. Included in this identity are the concepts of ethnicity, language, territory, and culture (although Roberts is quick to assert that he means culture in a very loose sense). He expects, although he is not certain, that another referendum is imminent - at least a referendum/ election. Quebec law does not allow two referendums on the same


Professor Kumar is no stranger to controversy. The following lrrticle is repin ted from Impini, Friday, April 3, 1992.


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wo weeks ago, the frst-year students in Village IT’s north quad were treated to a shock. tutor, Dr. Sedhev Kumar,

had been asked for his resignation. Kumar, who has been a professor in the University of Waterloo’s environmental and resource studies faculty for 23 years and a tutor since July 1, 1990 was told by Dr. Ron Eydt, warden of residences, on March 18 that he was “not tutor material” and was asked to quit by May 1, Kumar said. The professor, who has been nominated seven times for a distin-


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question within the same mandate, although that 1;iw may be changed soon, The response of a future referendum depends on political changes between now and then. Canada must move, as it currently is, towards a more decentraIized feder-

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not know why his performance has been found to be unacceptable. He cited his distinguished teaching career and the strong support he has received from his students as evidence of his abilities as a tutor. He alleged that, on “three or four” occasions during his first year as a tutor, Eydt told him that his performance was “laudatory”; he also pointed to the favourable response he received from a self-initiated survey of the 250 students in

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alism. A recognition of Quebec’s distinctiveness wouldn’t hurt. McRoberts ended by pointing out that although Chretien promised, in the last few days of his campaign, that Quebec would obtain their distinct society status and veto power, his own caucus does

not fully support this decision. Certainly, the Reform opposition is against this. In the endl, both men seemed to agree that future campaigns would be effective only if based on emotional appeals to nationalism, either Canadian or QuCb&ois.


the north quad. Eydt, who toldImprint that he “does not remember” telling Kumar that he was “laudatory,” fully acknowledged Kumar’s good relations with his students, but stated that there was “more than just popularity involved.” Kumar, Eydt claimed, was “out of sync” with his fellow tutors, the north quad dons, and Eydt. “It was a judgment call of mine,” Eydt continued. “I’ve ex-

dons, though he was not disposed to disclose what those were. “I would not have acted if this wasn’t very serious,” Eydt said. “We work in a large circle of trust. My trust in Dr. Kumar’s judgment has disappeared.” He added that, in his 26 years as warden of residences, Kumar is only the second tutor he has fired. However, Kumar denies that Eydt informed him of any complaints about his work and contends that the reasons for his dismissal have “noth-

said that he made “repeated requests” to Eydt for methods to improve his Iperformance and that Eydt refused to discuss any. Eydt disputes this, stating that some ideas were discussed, while others were rejected. All tutors are full-time professors at the University and take on the additional duties of tutor for a stipend. Eydt will now act in Kumar’ s place until the end of April and a new tutor will be found for next fall.

of trust. My trust in Dr. Kumar’s judgment has disappeared.”

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guished teacher award, was “shocked” at the notification and refused to leave. On March 3 1, Eydt formally dismissed him. The dismissal in no way affects Kumar’s tenure at UW. The issue was brought to the attention of Imprint by a group of north quad students who were “upset and confused” at the decision. They have also instigated a petition to have Kumar resinstated as their tutor. Kumar contends that Eydt did not inform him m


plained this in detail to Dr. Kumar.” He also said that the five dons and seven other tutors “were very much aware” of the “levels of concern.” Eydt also stated that Kumar was fully aware of the formal complaints lodged against him by his

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Professor Kumar responds Prufessnr Kumar has issued a response to the recent Letter released by U?V President James Duwney. Downey ‘s letter regarding his decision in the sexual harassment CUSP appeared in Imprint in the Friday, November 3rd issue. Kumar’s letter is presented below,


maintain now, as I have done since the allegations publicized in the President’s statement of November 1 were first made more than one year ago, that they are totally false and fabricated. I reaffirm that in directing Himalayan Field Study Program - a non-UW program, sponsored and administered by Canada-Commonwealth Human-Ecology Council - I did absolutely nothing wrong by any deed, word or gesture. President Downey decided on June 1 to impose a fine on me in connection with these allegations. It must be noted however that the President’s decision - arrived at

with care - cannot be equated with that of an impartial third party tribunal, since no formal hearings were held at any stage by the administration in accordance with the principles of natural justice. Also, in two recent cases, with similar allegations, mine and that of Professor X (as identified by the Faculty Association), for the first time in the history of the University, the administration chose to address complaints under Policy 53, rather than refer them to the Ethics Committee, comprising a student, a professor and a staff member. The Ethics Committee conducts its hearings in accordante with the principles of natural justice.

On June 29, I appealed the President’s decision. However, on October 13, I suffered a severe heart problem and was rushed to the emergency room of KW Hospital. Because of the fragility of my health,

the University that the withdrawal of my appeal was not to be construed as an admission of any wrongdoing. In withdrawing my appeal, I chose to accept the President’s decision rather than face the risk to my

history of the University. I fully support all demands for the revision of university policies to deal with allegations of ethical misconduct in the most thorough and fair manner. In doing so, I believe extensive inputs from all groups - students, faculty, staff are necessary. To respond fully to the charges against me contained in the President’s statement would inevitably require naming names and breachring confidentiality; it would also require reference to hundreds of documents, earlier submitted to the President, and the statements of many others. For these reasons, and because of the uncertain state of my health, I do not believe that it would be appropriate or even possible to respond to the charges here, I derive great satisfaction from the fact that here at the University, since 1984, I have been nominated for “Distinguished Teacher Award” seven times by hundreds of my students, and that in their various evaluations and testimonials, I have been called a “wonderful teacher,” “open,” “inspiring,” “helpful,” “intellectually and spiritually slimulating,” and “most knowledgeable.” Despite recent personally devastating events i will continue to serve my students in the best ways possible.

The President’s public statement ~{~fh;oanf~~: search and teat hamounts to an extremely onerous ing, which is for additional penalty imposed on me ;f;l;yti;;;ai in this spirit of after the fact, apparently in goodwill that I expressed to the response to political pressure. President, the the extreme emotional strain I have been subjected to over the past year, and because of my very poor financial situation, on the urging of my family and friends, 1 withdrew my appeal on October 18, 1995. At that time, it was made very clear to

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Dean and the students concerned my profound regrets for having been regarded “as the cause of emotional and other strain to several members of the university community.” While withdrawing my appeal authorized the President to impose the penalty on me, it did not authorize him to publicize and endorse the allegations against me. The President’s public statement amounts to an extremely onerous additional penalty imposed on me after the fact, apparently in response to political pressure. Moreover, to the best of my knowledge, publication of such a statement in this manner is unprecedented in the

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Ode to the Fed Back Week after week I think “what the hell shall I write ? ” I try and narrow stuff down to a topic that’s light But there’s just so much that I could say So, this week I’m just spewing .. . hooruy! Yes people, I am feeling a little sillier than normal today. There is so much going on with the Feds lately, that I have decided to j ust yip about everything. I hope you don’t mind! There is certainly a whole whack of stuff going on in terms of entertainment. The Bombshelter’s St. Paddy’s day warm-up tonight is sure to be a hit. It is the same idea as the real thing, only this time the Mahones will be entertaining the patrons with their wonderful crazy Celtic stuff. A source close to the band says they are “like the Pogues on acid... ” (whatever that is) ! ! Friday, November 17th will be a wild and wacky “Club Euphoria Rave Night” at Fed Hall. What does this entail, you ask? Well, the quest DJ’s will be spinning a mix of acid jazz, hip-hop, trip-hop and old school till 2am. On Saturday, November 18th, Fed Hall is hosting a “Varsity Night. ” I am sure that this will prove to be a great night for all of those athletes who have worked hard all term, as well as those of us who just want to join them at Fed! Our Lady Peace is at Fed on the 23rd, but that is sold out, so if you haven’t got a ticket, I guess you missed the boat. There will be a free nooner on the 24th, with Mike Woods at the Bomber. Also on Friday, November 24th you can have a kick-up your heels good time at the Bombshelter, at the “Hee Haw Pub.” Fed has a couple




of other crazy themes with a dance night on the 24th of November called “Explosive Rhythm: the ultimate dance party,” and a village night on the 25th. Naturally the Bombshelter is going to bid the term a fair good-night, with a crazy Exam Blowout on the 29th, and an end ‘0’ term pub on Friday December 1st. Be sure to get your Holly Cole tickets soon, for December 9th, at Humanities Theater. There’s alot you can say about the Feds...but you can’t say we don’t keep you entertained! ! Well, good times is not all that we specialize in. The Mike Harris postcard campaign, sponsored by OUSA, is still underway. You can get them from your society, or at the Fed Office. I think that this is an effective and rational manner of getting the point across. Do you like food? Well, you should definitely hit Cultural Caravan. IE is an international showcase of food and talent, put on by many of the student Cultural Clubs on campus. Also on the topic of food .. . did you know that Fed Hall is open for lunch on Fridays? Well they are! The doors open at noon, and on top of the great menu items, you will find a fancy buffet. The .Bomb B Q is hibernating, but notto-worry, the deli bar of open every day at noon with sandwiches and hot soup. There is a Student Council Meeting this Sunday (the 19th). Agenda items include a motion to hold a referendum on the issue of remaining members of the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA). Also, a motion has been put: forth to have concert tickets go on sale at the Fed Office five days before they go on sale anywhere else. These topics should make for interesting discussion. Every student is invited to council

meetings, an,d can participate in discussion and debate. The meeting is at noon in the multi-purpose room of the Student Life Centre. The Phoenix editors have been hard at wor:k, and are currently reviewing the many submissions to this year’s edition. The Phoenix is the Feds annual book of poetry, art, photography, short stories, drawings ._. anything! It is published in the Winter term, and submissions are due on December 1st. If you would like to submit something, can e-mail it at YOU phoenix@ wa,tserv 1, or just drop it by the Fed Office. This year’s Phoenix will be very fancy. It is going to be colour, and it will also be available on-line! Next week (November 20-24) is Breast Cancer Awareness Week. The volunteers of the Office of Student Issues h,ave a very impressive week planned. All week there will be an information booth set up in the Student L,ife Centre. On Tuesday night they will be hosting a movie night in the SLC Great Hall. The movie line-up is yet undetermined. On Thursday there will be a nurse avalilable to answer questions and teach people about breast self-examination. If you would like to know lmore about this week, just give Rosemary a call at 8884042.

I am sure that I have left out about a million things, but Imprint says “Whoa Mumby, too much yippin’ .” The best way to learn about all of the interesting things we have going on is to just drop by the office and grab a coffee and we’ll chat. You could also visit our less personable, but effective web site at http://watservl -fedintm/. I hope y(ou have a lovely new week.



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“I think it’s fixed . . they’ve got to let the other universities feel good.” Kim Rasmussen 4th Year Psychology l

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Why do you think UW wasn’t #l in the Maclean’s rankings this year?

“Maybe because other schoots’ profs don’t sexually harass their students! n Angie Papazotos 1st Year Arts



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There was mixed reaction this week to a bill passed by the House of Cornmans regarding penalties for cannabis possession. The bill has yet to be formalised - although passed by the House of Commons, it presently sits before the Senate justice and legal affairs committee and what that collection of ideological Luddites will do with the bill is anyone’s guess - but it demands to be passed. Conditional is that it be passed by the FULL Senate and must receive royal assent before it becomes law. Let’s keep our fingers crossed. The amendments to the bill would prevent police from fingerprinting people convicted of possessing small quantities of cannabis. This would prevent small convictions from being traceable, since the offenses wouldn’t be registered in the RCMP’s database, and opens up a world of possibility for those hampered by minimal convictions. The most important hamperings are those at border crossings and by employers. One is obliged, nevertheless, to always be truthful about such convictions when asked . . . yeah, yeah, right _ . . but the underlying fact (and beauty of the new law> is that THEY CAN’T CHECK! Possession of less than 30 grams of marijuana or less than one gram of hashish would technically remain a criminal offense, punishable with a fine of up to $1,000 and a jail term of up to six months. The records for these offenses would remain off the record. As far as the measurements of the small quantities involved is concerned, the boys in the House of Commons seem to be a little confused. 30 grams, or just over an ounce, of marijuana is a fair and reasonable perhaps even generous - quantity; nobody who’s a personal smoker really needs more than an ounce of weed on them at any given time. The quantity of an ounce brings the law fairly close to the restrictions in states like California and Alaska, even though the federal law here doesn’t go as far as those states decriminalization. It should, but more on that in a bit. The one gram measurement for hashish though is a bit ridiculous. Hashish is a more powerful concentrate of cannabis than is marijuana, but a single gram is barely enough to keep one high for longer than an evening. The comparable 30 grams of marijuana can keep a moderate and responsible smoker in the green anywhere from a week to three months. The leniency for hashish shobld be extended to 7 or 8 grams, or just around a quarter-ounce, which is typically how hashish is purchased. Nobody needs to keep making repeat visits to neighbourhood video arcades to score cheesy little dimes of hash just so they can fall within the restriction. The bill hasn’t been passed and some are saying that it doesn’t go far enough, but it’s a good recognition of a growing tolerance for a narcotic which has been proven time and again far safer than most legally available drugs, including tobacco and alcohol. Myself, I’d like to see blanket decriminalization for anything less than one plant per person. But for now, I’m hoping the law passes, if only because it’ll give hope and freedom to so many Canadians who have been stigmalizeti and discriminated against because of paltry criminal offenses early in their lives.

The forum pages allow members of the University of Waterloo community to present their views on various issues through letters to the editor and longer comment pieces. The opinions expressed in columns, comment pieces, letters and other articles are strictly those of the authors, not of Imprint. Imprint is an editorially independent newspaper published by Imprint Publications, Watedoo, acorporation without share capital. Imprint, Student Life Centre, Room 140, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 3Gl.

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have in front of me acopy of the WPIRG’s hatchet job on animal research (“Vivisection,” Imprint, Nov. 10th). Very impressive. You can almost hear the tiny pathetic cries of our furry forest brethren as they are tied down to little sacrificial altars and operated on with rusty butter knives, sans anesthetic. From an organization we all pay for with our “voluntary student donations,” I would have expected some slightly more accurate and unbiased research before writing such an article. While I do not necessarily support all the various types of animal research conducted around the world (i.e. by cosmetics companies etc.), I feel compelled to respond to such statements as “Neither can animal research withstand scientific scrutiny,” and “What is important to stress is that nearly all of those [experiments] produced no benefits then or now.” Did anyone bother to check the literature, or obtain a viewpoint in support of animal testing (remembering that as the Waterloo Public Interest R-h Group, one might be expected to actually do some research and provide the public with some factual information)? For starters, all new drugs and medical systems are tested in animals before being approved for use in humans. Why? Because there is no other way to test their behavior in biological systems. You can do all the modelling and simulations you want, but biology is simply too ccmplicated to dispense with testing in uivo, and while WPIRG may not feel that there is any ethical difference be-

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tween testing in animals and testing in humans (column 2, paragraph 4), I doubt many of the rest of us would agree with them. How confident would you feel taking a new drug, knowing that it was untested, and being told “well, theoretically, it won’t cause cancer”? What about research into developing new approaches to human health problems? SCID (Severe Combined Immune Deficiency) mice, genetically engineered to lack immune systems, are providing vital information in the

alcohol consumption, etc.), and the higher incidence of cancer had nothing to do with their product. I stop hlere for lack of space, rather than from any lack of further examples - if you want more, ask at the DC library - it won’t take that much effort. In passing, the suggestion that “financial incentives and industry inertia are probably the two major factors responsible for the continuation of animal research” is ludicrous. Give the professors and research scientists involved some credit for their intelli-gence. With the continual dwindling of research funding in nearly all areas, no researcher is going to blow any of their hard-earned budget on (expensive) animal testing unless it is absolutely necessary, despite the wishes of any industry dedicated to providing “an ever-growing cornucopia of contrivances designed to manipulate living and dead flesh” (excellent sensationalistic sentence by the way). I think maybe someone’s been reading JFKconspiracy theories one too many times, In conclusion, if I sound a little irritated, it’s because it seems to be becoming acceptable practise to make all kinds of emotional, misleading and poorly researched statements to support a case, and then to pass the whole thing off as an unbiased, informative viewpoint. Organizations funded by the public (as in us, the students) halve a responsibility to present at least an honest, if not unbiased, version of reality.

Orguni~utions funded by the public have a responsibility to present at least un honest, if not unbiased, version of reality. effort to find a cure for AIDS. Experiments on guinea pigs are leading towards new treatments for asthma, while animals engineered or induced to develop cancer provide essential tests for new therapeutic approaches. The (sole) alternative is trying out new therapies on human cancer patients to see if they work. Would you volunteer? How do you suppose cigarettes were proven to cause cancer? Until the animal results were in, the cigarette companies could maintain that smokers tend to live less healthy lives (higher

Students would lose To the Editur, I am writing in response to the letter written by “A close friend” in which the author suggests how one could deal with the “disappointing” decision made by the President regarding Dr. Kumar. The author suggests that one option would be to send copies of the Imprint article to alumni who might be interested in this decision and who may, as a result of their disappointment, no longer donate to the University. While this is indeed one option, students would be on the losing end as alumni donations, totalling $1.3 million per year and growing, provide support for scholarships, equipment and other high priority needs within the faculties and colleges. If alumni support were to decline, the impact would be felt around the campus, and even more so in the days to come as the government announces its funding cuts to universities. While students, alumni, staff and faculty should express their opinions regarding University policies, encouraging alumni to cease charitable donations to the University will cause greater hardship for students in the future. Members of these groups may wish to find alternative ways to express their opinions to University administrators. -Eileen Manager,

D. Poison Alumni Development O$ficeof Develupnent& Alumni Affairs, University of Waterloo

Students are losing To $he Editur, In the November 1st edition of The Gazette, president Downey outlined his justification of the lenient punishment received by Professor Kumar for the crime of sexually assaulting (it was not HARASSMENT - look up the defmition) a student. Downey’s justification is unsatisfactory, as is the punishment given to Professor Kumar. A fine of six month’s pay is not severe enough punishment for sexually assaulting a student. If Downey truly believes the student’s story, and believes that Professor Ku&u’ s behaviour towards the student was “reprehensible,” there is more than sufficient grounds for Kumar’s dismissal. If he behaved in this manner before, and received little punishment, he’ll most likely do it again. (By the way, is a monetary fine some kind of rehabilitation for sex offenders ? I don’t think so.) Downey states that he does not feel that there is a threat of Professor Kumar behaving this way towar.ds other students. Why wouldn’t he behave this way again? He wasn’t

punished when he did it. There is a risk. By allowing him to remain at the school, President Downey has jeopardized student safety. I thought that the president’s job was to create and maintain a suitable working environment in which students can achieve a quality education. I don’t believe that retaining a sex offender on the payroll helps to accomplish this goal. President Downey must be out of touch with reality if he believes his decision in this matter is sound. With the above in mind, it was hard to take any pride in the high ranking the University of Waterloo received fromMacZean ‘s magazine. It is hard to find any pride in being part of an institution that acts with such contempt towards its students. -Name








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Students lynching To the Editor, Regarding the sexual harrassment of a student by Professor S. Kumar, and the subsequent “outrage” regarding President Downey’s decision, I’d like to offer my two cents worth. I’ve read the news stories, comment pieces and Downey’s statement several times, and I have a serious problem coming to the same conclusions that others have. Here’s what I can decisively conclude. 1) Dean Kay decided, apparently as a panel of one, that Kumar was guilty as accused and should be dismissed, as a result of hearing testimony I (and presumably others) have not heard. 2) President Downey, as a panel of one, heard similar testimony from the same people, concurred with the guilty verdict, but not with Kay’s punishment. 3) Everyone else seems to agree, based on testimony they have not heard. My first question is: How can everyone jump on the lynching bandwagon with so few (ie, none) reservations? One pseudo-politician/CEO and one administrator have decided a man is guilty. The reasons the wheels of justice grind slowly in the real world are many, but at least the system attempts to determine guilt or innocence in a predetermined, consistent manner, and often with a dozen of our peers. My second question is: Why has no one come forward before? The man has been teaching here since 1970, but only as of August of 1994 did his darker side manifest itself? I understand that he has organized this trip quite a few times before, yet this is the first time it has resulted in accusations of sexual assault and found to be “seriously deficient” in its planning? Third question: If Kay and Downey have a private meeting with Mike Harris and his advisors on the state of education, and decide that tuition should immediately quadruple, will everyone echo their agreement? (Yes, it’s a stupid



Nostradamus goes surfing. example, but . . -) I don’t know if Kumar is guilty or innocent, and this letter is not in defence of him. It comes from my disbelief that so many people seem prepared - almost anxious - to accept the guilty verdict and seek the most severe punishment possible. -Duve


Christian watchdogs To the Editur, I felt compelled to take a moment out to respond to all the whiners who complained bitterly in the November 10th Imprint about a previous week’s cartoon, “The Parking Lot Is Full.” Most of the authors of these letters proclaimed themselves to be proponents of free speech and bitter enemies of censorship, but most of them said, or implied strongly, that you should eliminate the cartoon. I have one thing to say about that: HUH?!? Does anyone else see the hypocrisy here? The thing that sucks about Imprint is that so much of the space is filled up by outraged special interest groups, who all seem to think that they’ll convert everybody to their puritan ways by being the most vocal group on campus. Maybe I should just be thankful that so many people have taken it upon themselves to be the watchdogs of our little “university society,” protecting my ears and eyes from immorality and all things offensive. One thing everybody has to

realize is that there is almost NOTHING that will offend absolutely no one. Harmless cartoons offend you, and your lessons in morality, which you deliver like some *‘messengers of God,” offend myself and others just as greatly. People have the option of ignoring that which they personally find offensive. Ms. Carvalho and Ms. Loewen stated that they believe that the cartoon was offensive to God. I have news for you, ladies: If your God does actually exist, He/She/It wouldn’t even bother reading the Imprint and wading through all your righteous crap long enough to find the interesting parts, like “The Parking Lot Is Full.” Here’s a quote for you: “University education has always been offensive, and always will be. Being offended is a part of learning how to think.” - R. Fulford, Globe and Muil. -Todd


Christian watchdogs To the Edtiur, Your Nov. 10th “Parking Lot Is Full” is blasphemous: the Stanley Garrison


knee-jerk neo-Christian fundamentalists who continually voice their offended-ness in theImprint. Their choice target of late is the funny PLIF comic, especially the “God is a pissing drunken lush” one (why do all the Christians claim that it’s Jesus who is pissing, when we can all see that it is ~God who is pissing? Trinity shminity.). One of the irate Christians claims that the: Imprint, in publishing the comic, “rejects the opinion of thousands of Christians.” Well their self-righteous and offending letters reject the opinion of even more non-Christians. There was a scathing letter in the latest Imprint where the author says he’s a believer of free speech, but wonders “what gives (the Imprint) the right to publish crap (like the comic).” What gives them the right is that most people find comics like that FUNNY. Not offensive, funny. It’s just that most people who find it funny (not offensive) don’t get all ired up and bitch to the editors about it. Look, I’m in favour of free speech, but if Christians want to preach their own offensive drivel, maybe they ought to consider the opinions of the majority of students. Besides., don’t they already publish enough pamphlets?



God, no.” Do the cartoonists realize they are offending all Christians when they suggest someone would have the gall to invoke the holy name of God for something as trivial as deathly fear? The above paragraph was sarcastic. It is in response to all the

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Christian watchdogs To the Editor, This letter is a reaction to the October 27th eldition of ‘“The Parking Lot is Full” by Pete Nesbitt and Pat Spacek, and the numerous responses to it. There was a barrage of letters in the November 10th edition of Imprint which condemned the comic, sometimes asking it to be pulled, because as Christians, the comic was found to be offensive. One comment was that, “as a Christian I was understandably angry that you would publish this kind of filth, as I’m sure all other Christians on campus were.” Being Christian does not automatically make this piece offensive. I served as an alter-boy in my respective parishes for five or six years and I laughed my ass off. The purpose of this comic is not to offend but to entertain (though I will admit that many previous editions of the comic are drab and not funny). The cartoonists succeed in doing what my churches are failing to do. They are able to impose a human element on Gold. While I will be the first to admit that by no means is God human, I feel that the image of an impersonal

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dred percent of the time. My Jewish friend and 1 regularly exchange jokes about each other’s religion. This does not mean that we run to a pulpit screaming injustice every time the other laughs. We are not so ignorant as to ever seriously say anything that would detract from the other’s system of beliefs. And if we can’t laugh at religion, I don’t know what is left to be laughed at. It’s no wonder religious wars last for generations. Many are unable to laugh off a joke in friendly context and instead take innocent words to be personal stabs at ourselves. Why do so many care about another’s feelings towards their religion? Is religion not a personal effect? Can we not keep our beliefs close to our own hearts and dismiss any opinions that we regard inferior as someone else’s opinion, and give it the same respect that we afford our own? Finally, one letter condemned this comic’s portrayal of God saying that “God is holy (without sin)” and therefore infallible. I myself question this statement every time I look up in the sky to see a rainbow after the rain (see Genesis 8, God’s promise to Noah). Remember, it took only one sin to force Adam and Eve from Paradise. There should not be so many assertions of I a just God. -Mark


Christian watchdogs #4 To the Editor, Why do you feel the need to always print letters written by disgruntled Christians? The “Parking Lot Offensive” series last week, for example. Instead, after every slightly controversial cartoon, article, or story, a large disclaimer should follow. Something like: WARNING!! The above material was nut written by u Christianfundmnen tulist. Will induce paranoia in Christians. Reuder ‘s discretion advised! This could save lots of space in your paper. The Imprint has already established the fact that Christians are offended by anything not written by Jesus himself. Plus the Christian articles always have an aura of sacrosanctity about them which gets tiresome. This is for all those people out there who wish to read the Imprint without always having to view comments from the peanut gallery, if you know what 1 mean, P.S. Your cartoons are funny. Amen. -Deter


Christian watchdogs To the Editor, I would just like to take the time to express my disappointment in some of the students here at Waterloo. Disappointment, that is, in their lack of humour. My complaint has to do with “complainers”

of “The Parking Lot is Full.” A large number of people, including myself, find this section of the Imprint hilariously funny and we eagerly anticipate its printing each week. The one particular comic portraying God urinating in a drunken state made us literally laugh all day and we didn’t find it distasteful at all. My upbringing was Christian, and I personally took no offense to this comic whatsoever. Although I can see where some people may take offense and complain about this, all I have to say is lighten up and learn to take a joke! Your behaviour is ridiculous, and frankly, nobody wants to hear how much you don’t like this joke. A joke is just that, a joke, so if you can’t take it, and know that you’ll be offended by this section of the paper, don’t read it! Don’t spoil the fun for the rest of us who enjoy a good laugh. This world is getting to be too serious, and too picky about everything, that you can’t even print a simple comic without having peaple complain about it and jump on your back, So instead of fussing about something that’s supposed to be funny, try getting a life and reading it. Hey, you might even laugh! Cusan

M. Long

All hail Jim Rose! To the Editor, I was first introduced to the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow on a crappy Sunday evening in 1991 or 92. I remember people fainting, scrambling for air and even a few puking. Finally, I thought, a show that touches the very nerve that makes you slow down at a roadside accident. Finally, I thought, something real, something avunt-garde. Since then, the Circus Side Show has had three major tours, a spot on the side stage at Lollapalooza, an exclusive appearance on the TV show The X Files, and has appeared on several magazine covers. Like all good things, I thought the show had gone too mainstream and had lost its avuntgarde appeal. Melissa MacDonald’s letter to the editor (“Regarding Jim Rose”) proved me wrong. Unfortunately, Melissa has fallen victim to art’s new-found “cult-of-the-victim.” Sure, societal, political and social concerns, such as AIDS, racial and sexual oppression, and multi-culturalism, are relevant issues. But are they radical? Not anymore. These issues have been milked so many times there’s little left to fill the bucket. When old Bessie won’t produce, we starve. Avant-garde artists like Jim Rose offer new ways to start the milk flowing again. What Melissa doesn’t realize is that “cult-of-the-victim” rants only perpetuate avant-garde exhibitions. Avant-garde art begins to break down as soon as the public stops offering any resistance. When resistance stops, avant-garde artists cease being foes of the establishment. And as long as Melissa keeps resisting, we can keep watchmg. For this, Melissa, I would like to offer my most sincere thank you. All hail Jim Rose! If you can’t srirq young, stay immature. -Jean


‘V am not a prude!” . To the Editor, Thanks to everyone who wrote back. It was somewhat shocking (not to mention amusing) to read the intensely personal attacks and assumptions made. I guess I should’ve written my article with a flashing disclaimer: “I am not a prude, nor am I a Disneyophile (?!).” Since I didn’t though, I’ll elucidate some of your muddied notions of me now you’ve made this a personal issue. Body-piercing is an art form. I happen to be pierced in several places, not all of them socially acceptable. So much for your Sunday school reactionary little girl theory, eh? And since you asked Gloade, I don’t draw the line on normality. Lift0 is a human being with rights, as are all social misfits. If I tell you I belong to my own marginalized subculture, which I criticize as well, will you feel less threatened? It is precisely because I believe in fundamental human dignity that 1 did not attend the show. I don’t deny there’s skill involved in several of the stunts but I didn’t take issue with them. And yes, Gloade, I was being tongue-in-cheek. Sarcasm. Putting it into pablum for the masses. Of all the issues I brought up it’s sad that my talk show dig was one that struck you to insult me. (So creatively and colourfully, I might add!) Graham, you had absolutely no understanding of anything I wrote. Did it thrill you to see your name in print ignorantly bashing someone? You looked silly and immature, not me. I wasn’t criticizing their career choice but the social structures and implications behind their choice, and the public’s acceptance and support of this. Your statement about whether the “freaks” would subject themselves to this if they didn’t want to was awe-inspiring in its naivete. Go watch The Elephant Man. You won’t feel better, but maybe you’ll understand what the circus sideshow “tradition” (Gloade) is all about. Choice isn’t black or white and anyone “who lives in the nineties” and “possesses a somewhat open mind,” to put it in your own words, should know that: sweatshop seamstresses might “choose” to keep their shitty jobs . . . street kids might “choose” to join a gang . . . abused women . . . . need I continue? Van Straalen, if my tone titillated you for its supposed abusiveness, neither of us would be to blame. But poor society, she’s always getting dumped on so let us move on. The woman reference was for a friend who’s a feminist and fights for the underdog but attended and enjoyed the show. I was attempting to point out how she would see beyond the present manifestations of the flawed social structure if it was, say, the drug use rate of underprivileged peoples. Self-mutilation for money and public entertainment is the issue. Eroticizing pain is everything. Was there a deeper message in your socialist manifesto? Sorry, I’m NOT being facetious (my jokes have a point, you see). We have a society that yroduces conditions where grown men CHOOSE to have darts thrown into

IMPRINT, their backs, etc., for OUR ENTERTAINMENT. Long live Simba. -Melissa


MO’ John Galt To the Editor, This letter is in response to the letters to the editor, John Galt #l-S, appearing in the Nov. 3 issue of the Imprint. I will not question these people’s belief in an omnipotent, all-encompassing super being, since it is their right to have any faith they desire. What I will question is their belief that society needs religion for an ethical system and everyone else’s belief that we need an ethical system at all. The reason every ethical system has failed and is failing is that too many people have an acute case of slothfulness and tunnel vision; therefore, being dependent on these systems. People in our society prefer to do rather than think. The intellectual peons of our masturbating society would prefer to act according to someone else’s code of ethics rather than try to devise their own stance. Their minds would prefer to subscribe to one of the many popular ethical magazines (in this issue: what to say and how to say it AND a FREE cologne sample). Their minds would rather read articles written by famous writers like Hitler, Jesus, Marx, Buddha and Plato. Idon’t mean everyone should instantly decide what they believe and then follow their dogmas with absolute totality. What I do mean is everyone should try to understand the people around them and they should actually question, I mean REALLY question, the legitimacy of their own thoughts and actions. They should ask themselves not only what is wrong and right but also WHY things are wrong and right; answers like the Bible says so, and it’s against the law wouldn’t cut it either. Once they have decided whether something is wrong or right, they should then place themselves at the sword point of their own judgment and see if their decision really makes sense. Of course, this would be a continuous, infinite process. I realize I’m just living a pipe dream and that this would never work because people in our society don’t want to try to understand those around them, They’re too busy trying to wear the right clothes, too busy studying the integral of sin ax sin bx dx = [sin(a-b)x/2(a-b)] [sin(a-b)x/2(a+b)] + C, too busy analyzing Shakespeare, too busy trying to make the most money for the least work, too busy being a slave to a society seething with insipid intellectual complacency. To those who are too busy to think for themselves, I ask: “How do those shackles feel?” -Brian




Tu the Editor, So what happens now? Now that 49.5% of Quebeckers are in favour of becoming a sovereign state. Citizens of Quebec are split in

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half over going or staying, and it will take some hard persuasion to make the sovereign half want to stay. Two weeks have passed since the referendum, and it is becoming clear that none of the key policymakers are willing to look past their own biases. Everyone in parliament has their own bias with respect to the Quebec issue: the Liberal Government seems to want a deal at any cost; the Opposition will push for a great deal, and other parties would sooner see Quebec leave than get special treatlment. This year’s prereferendum lbattle was hard fought, and personal feelings resulting from that battle still linger. Ask yourself, how will the people in power be able to synthesize their philosophies in the face of personal hatred and party biases, accumulated over decades of constitutional debates? It seems nearly impossible. Canadiatn government has tried four times to accommodate the needs of Quebec, however the net result of 1867,1982,1988, and 1993 still falls short. This time, however, it is different. The people of Canada are ready to be involved in the process. I believe that the students of Waterloo can be objective and unbiased, and that if organized, we can form a new synthesis of ideas. By looking at all sides and forming our own proposal for Quebec, we can do what the government has failed to do. We can unite the counw We, as educated students and concerned citizens, should contribute something to the deal with Quebec, after all, we are the future of Canada. I amI confident that we can do it, and I hope that others who share this confidence will collaborate and solve this national problem. If you would like to be part of this collaboration, please e-mail: vabaIasu@whleel.w&tar.uwatefioo.a or: lekim@slhim.watstar --Larry Kim and Vivek Balasubramunyam

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clarification Tu the Editur In response to Melanie Adrian’s article in the Nov. 10,199s issue of Imprint titled “The Dangerous Cults,” I wish to point out that St. Clair McEvenue was invited by Fred Grespan and Peter Dooley, of the Kitchener-Waterloo area, who, in turn, contacted me in order to book: Siegfried Hall for the lecture. Along with this request they faxed me a copy of an article on McEvenue which had appeared in The Catholic Register and which addressed the significance of the deacon’s work in the Toronto Metropolitan aresa. This is, de facto, the extent of St. Jerome’s College’s involvement in the affair: the rental of a hall. Since I was in the audience both for M&venue’s talk and for the question period that followed, 1 take this opportunity to voice my support for many of the issues raised by Ms. Adrian in her article. I had expressed these sentiments to her, Continued

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in private, the morning following the talk. Just to conclude on a brighter note, let me say that McEvenue’s lecture, seriously flawed as undoubtedly it was from the academic1 scientific standpoint, did stimulate, for the most part, the type of vigorous, honest debate which, I would think, is essential in any controversy that is worthy of its name. Finally, I regret that the moderator did not take a more active role in attempting to modulate some of the acrimony into a more proper conduct of civil discourse. 4ubriel Niccoli St. Jerome’s College

Dangerous Cults confusion To the Ed&w, I am writing in response to the Forum article on “The Danger of




In these treacherous times of economic collapse, cultural disintegration and environmental degradation, we must take notice of our neighbours to the south. As we scramble to keep our country together and recover from the socialist terror inflicted upon the iand, we must look to the bastion of capitalism, democracy, happiness and goodwill that is known as the United States of America. We can learn much from the example that they have set. First, we must heed their efforts to designate English as their official language. Only through measures such as this can we restore order, achieve cultural homogeneity and hold the Mexican menace, not to mention the imperialistic Japanese, at bay. Our decaying cultural mosaic should be transformed, nay, discarded in favor of a melting pot of true Canadians with a patriotism equal to that of our southern neighbors. We must, as the Americans have been saying, “avoid Canada’s fate,” for it is a fate worthy of none in this Great White North. As The New Yurk Times has said, our economy can be likened to that of a Third World country. Why is this? The answer is obvious: our sociat programs. But what better omen of the future could we have than to observe this week the death of Emmett Hall, the architect of this socialist Medicare hierarchy? Do not be fooled by the stubbornness of the Americans’ left-wing President Clinton. The times, they are a-changin’ . The prevailing political winds are those of the Right, and Right shall triumph. Newt Gingrich will get the job done. Unfortunately, we have precious few leaders of this type in our country. Here, not only do we have a party called the Liberals, but they are in power! Blasphemy! There are, however, lights slowly shining

17, 1995 Cults” (Imprint, Nov 10). I was one of the people in attendance at the lecture and am completely baffled by the severe bias and lack of understanding presented in Melanie Adrian’ s article. First, I would like to state that I am neither an expert in cults, nor have had any direct experience with them (that I am aware of’). In addition, I had never met, nor heard of St. Clair McEvenue prior to his lecture, and I am not a Catholic either. The first statement I read that was completely false was “the lecturer classified every deviant nonCatholic and even some Catholic organizations as cults.” First of all, he did not classify every deviant non-Catholic as being of a cult. Furthermore, he clearly explained what differentiates a legitimate religion or organization from a cult, the fact that a person has a free will to choose, and voluntarily participate without being coerced or pressured (by the various methods) into their belief or participation. Where did Melanie get the idea that organizations need to be linked by their “social, political, or cultural” beliefs to be considered cults?

through. With the NDP vanquished in Ontario, Mike Harris is returning us to Common Sense. Preston Manning is manning the Western Front and is snapping at the heels of the communist government in Saskatchewan. And here, at our own university, I was witness to a momentous meeting between James Russell and representatives of the University of Waterloo Progressive Conservative Club. The great minds are coming together. But this is only the beginning. As a society, we must wrench our minds away from the subversive ideology with which we have been indoctrinated. The weak will protest cuts to charities, housing projects, women’s shelters and other organizations for those who are too lazy to pursue their goals. They argue that poverty and crime wiI1 increase, even when they know full well that crime has already decreased substantially in New York City this year (the reports of the death of American cities are greatly exaggerated). Let them whine. To protect the environment, we need not look further than the writings of Milton Friedman and his brilliant essay, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.” In following his lead, we can avoid the undemocratic and socialist distribution of resources by those who believe in the “fundamentally subversive doctrine” of social responsibility for corporations. The free market will handle the environment in a more than adequate fashion. And what of our so-called culture, protected from the righteous market forces by the crumbling walls of the CBC and the CRTC? Let them fall. The Invisible Hand will be vindicated once again. Seize the day, my friends, and follow the lead of the United States. Our worries will be put to rest, and only then will we live in a truly just and free society.



The next completely false statement was that he should have qualified his lecture by explaining that it was based on his “personal experience with people who had left cults.” As I recall, he said that the information he was presenting was based on his own personal experience with people who had left cults, in addition to extensive research (he mentioned that he had a very large library of books on cults). In addition, he even said that could not extrapolate or expand on any of the stories since he might be sued for doing so. Concerning Melanie’s comments about standards for a lecturer to be heard, it appears to me that she is suggesting “other points of view should be shunned and forced into silence” if they don’t agree with hers. I hope this is not the case, since I wouldn’t like to have such a closed mind. The last completely false reporting was that a certain gentleman was asked to leave the lecture. I was sitting directly behind this person, and I never heard anyone explicitly ask him to leave. I did, however, observe the gentleman voluntarily leaving, despite suggestions that he discuss his point of view at a more appropriate time (someone even suggested they do lunch) since very few people were interested in hearing a debate, and many other people were anxiously waiting to ask questions. Besides giving a very otherwise biased account of the evening, 1 am unclear on some of the points raised in the article. What is the

‘“other side” that is referred to? Is Melanie suggesting that they should have invited representatives from each of the organizations (Skinheads, IRA, etc.) to present their view, and profess how they aren’t cults? In terms of paranoia, I think her article is a good example of something “riddled with enough paranoia and extremism.” How exactly does Melanie suggest a person relay a story about cults without provoking paranoia? Lastly, I fail to understand why “academic sources” and “official research studies” would be expected from someone sharing their own research and personal experience. Is someone not credible if they don’t have a Ph.D, or publish articles for a top University? I certainly hope not. In my opinion, Melanie is guilty of the same thing she accuses McAvenue of, presenting an unbalanced point of view. Perhaps in the future, she could restrict herself to reporting the facts as they appear, and not present such a “blatantly” flawed and prejudiced article. If she does not, it will probably damage her reputation as a writer, and will certainly demote people’s opinion of the paper she writes for. I think the competent people at the University of Waterloo deserve better.


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What To the Editor,

This letter is in response to James McAughey ‘s letter in the November 10 Imprint (“Mike Harris, what a guy!“) Mr. McAughey, the vice-president for the University of Waterloo Progressive Conservative Club, was attempting to justify the actions taken by our Provincial Government. Mr. McA.ughey writes that he sympathizes with those affected by the cuts. Woulld it not be a powerful show of sympathy, Mr. McAughey, if your vaunted PC confederates in Queen’s Park took a 2 1.5% pay cut to show their sympathy for the victims of the cuts? This would, of course, be merely a gesture, as the amount of money saved would he negligible, but it would be a welcome gesture. Furthermore, Mr. McAughey states that “the deficit is important.” I heartily agree,which makes me wonder why Mr. Harris has promised a 30% cut in income tax payable? There are 500 UOO welfare recipients who have had their payments slashed 2 1S%; would it not have been easier to freeze the income tax rate where it was, and



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leave welfare recipients with. enough money to eat something besides damaged tuna? The cuts in welfare are of questionable efficacy. Provincial government reporls continually illustrate that the greatest wastage found in the welfare program is not fraud, but bureaucratic inefficiency. Terminating large groups of civil servants will not solve this problem; the system must be overhauled. Please do not reply that this is what Mr. Harris plans with “workfare.” The bureaucracy necessary to implement such a scheme would dwarf the already top-heavy bureaucracy in place. In this letter, Mr. McAughey conveniently forgot the performance of our high-school dropout Minister of Education. Can Mr. McAughey truly justify creating a crisis in our education system to allow this government a free hand in mutilating an already damaged public education system? This is lying to the people of Ontario, and cannot be tolerated. Whether the Minister acted out of malice or sheer the action and the ignorance, mindset it implies cannot be justified. Mr. Rae did not waver in asking for the resignation of any of his Ministers when they blundered in such a way. I also tend towards scepticism about the altruism of the Provincial government’s actions when it has been announced that rent control is on the cutting block this coming spring. I cannot understand how this action can help in cutting the deficit, or how this action helps anyone but the already wealthy at the expense of the already poor. I would applaud the actions of Mr. Harris and his PCs if I could believe that they acted out of a sincere interest for their consiitu-

If hkroduction Welcome to my column. This first entry is more of an introduction to what the heck this is going to be about. I guess the title gives most of it away; it suggests a slew of whining, and complaining about miscellaneous information about this generation. Essentially that’s what I’m going to do, but I hope to bring unconventional angles to an issue which may or may not make you think, and pick topics that I think need my five cents added to them. Anyway, I hope to generate some good wholesome discussion here in Imprint. I guess everybody has their politics, and seeing as this column is my opinion, it will more than likely conflict with others. Too bad. Get your own column if you don’t like it, or write me nasty letters telling me I’m a total idiot. It’s your prerogative, and this column is mine. Either way, I’ve got some space to blab about stuff that I think. people should be talking about. I’m not willing to bend (too much) on an opinion just because it isn’t a popularly shared idea. That would

ents and their province. It seems plain, to me if to no other, that our Provincial government has 1~s~ interest in protecting the people of Qntario than garnering the appreciation of big business. A; Mr.. Mulroney moved directly 1’rom Sussex Drive to a cushy consulting job in the States, I can only hypothesize as to the reasons t”or Mr. Harris’ actions. -Fruser


Mike Harris, What a mug! To the Editor, This is a response to James McAughey’s letter (Imprint, November 10) about Mike Harris. I found Mr. McAughey’s letter gave a misleadingly rosy picture of Premier Mike. He felt that “very important questions have been ignored” by critics of Harris, specifically questions about deficit reduction. He has misread critics*however. We aren’t complaining that Harris is “cut[ting] spending to reduce the deficit” as McAughey suggests, because we realize this isn’t what the Premier is doing. Harris is in fact cutting social programs to make up for the revenue that will be lost by his 30% provincial tax cut t&ing money* from universities, hospitals and homes for battered women and giving it to the rich in the form of tax breaks. It is the morality of this that people are questioning. Deficit reduction has little to do with Harris’ scorched earth policy; in fact during the election the Tory’s projected deficit was the same as the NDP’s and only slightly lower than the Liberals. In his letter McAughey admits


that Bob Rae’s government “attempted to exert some sort of control on the deficit.” This is rather an understatement: the NDP govemmerit cut spending two years in a row, the only two years in the past fifty (mostly Conservative years) that spending has been cut. Of course the deficit still increased because of reduced transfer payments, tax breaks for the rich, and high interest rates under the Federal Tory government. It’s obvious that deficit reduction needs to take place, and I support many of the spending cuts made by the Federal Liberals towards this goal. But as for Mike Harris, I see him as a sort of antiRobin Hood: he takes from the poor, by reducing social programs, and gives to the rich, through generous tax breaks. This is not deficit reduction, it’s just widening the gap between rich and poor; and it doesn’t seem right. -huren


Zhirinovsky: the Russian Hitler?


To the Editor, The latest antics of this Russian politician remind us of the eerie similarity between Zhirinovsky and the late Nazi leader. Both men came out of obscurity. Both wrote of an unhappy, troubled childhood. Hitler was anti-Semitic, so is Zhirinovsky. Hitler came to power through the democratic process barring a successful assassination attempt, the overwhelming likeIihood is that Zhirinovsky will win the December, 1996 Russian presi-

Python movies verbatim; 2) people that try to imitate a Scottish accent, and do it poorly (especially that guy on CF’NY); and 3) people that diss 90210, (#3 absolutely cannot be overlooked.) Other people that tend to drive me wild are the holierthan-thou people who always tell me I’m going to hell, and those idiot people that take their minimum-wage jobs way too seriously. And what about the bureaucratic doodoo and red tape that this institution puts every student through every time a student makes a schedule change, or needs a parking pass, or being misinformed by adrninistration about administration? Or getting incorrectly issued fee statements, but still having to pay interest charges on administrative blunders? That stuff happens every day


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totally contradict my premise -that a lot of things don’t get talked about because they aren’t popular opinions. I think it’s a fair assumption to make that many people on this campus, and in Canada in general, are apathetic to pretty much everything that is newsworthy, or things that directly affect us. Hey, I can be counted among the many, and sometimes I even revel in my apathy because it’s easier than doing something about whatever is newsworthy. So, I’m going to explore some of these issues, decide what’s important, and what can wait on the backburner. Okay, some tidbits about humble little me and this new column. “I hate my generation” was lifted from the song by Sloan, a’ really seemed to sum up what I want this to be about. In the song’ Jay sings about taking things with a grain of salt. So I pass that information to you now in case you read something here that ruffles your feathers. Other unmentionable peeves I have are: 1) people that quote Monty

dentiaf elections. Indeed, the situation in Russia today is reminiscent of conditions in Weimar, Germany prior to Hitler coming to power - chaos, disillusionment, and despair. These are the conditions ripe for a dictatorship. Hitler had an electrifying effect on the German people unmatched by any other politician. The same can be said of Zhirinovsky among the Russians. Before and after Hitler came to power, the International Press ridiculed him as a clown and a madman. The International Press today tend to dismiss Zhirinovsky as “the clown prince,” a “political jester,” “buffoon,” etc. - much as they reacted to Hitler. This will prove to be a great mistake. Zhirinovsky is a man of destiny. His rise and fall (“upon the mountains of Israel”) are foretold in the Biblical book of Ezekiel, chapters 38 and 39. He is described as “Gag, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal” NKJV (now Russia, Moscow, and Tubolsk). Vladimir Wolfovich Zhirinovsky the man who would be “Cog!”


So, as you can see, there’s a plethora of topics to stew over and even land on the chopping block from time to time here. As for this generation.. . the gloves are off! That’s about all I’ll say for now. So... urn... enjoy.

To the Editor, Last Thursday morning I posted an urgent action appeal from Amnesty International to save the life of a prisoner of conscience, Nigerian writer and environmentalist Ken Sara-Wiwa, who had just been condemned to death. I showed the appeal to a few students and by the next morning had received 32 letters to fax to the Nigerian High Commission in Ottawa or directly to Nigeria. I know that others sent letters or electronic messages on their own, or signed an e-mail petition sponsored by Body Shop. Unfortunately, Sara-Wiwa and eight co-accused were executed the next day. I’d like to thank all those who found the time, on a busy school day when so many assignment deadlines were looming, to try to help Sara-Wiwa. We have a very caring student body, and on occasions like this it shows beautifully. -Greg


Review incomplete To the Editor, I wish to comment on Dewey Oxburger’s review of the Siegfreid Hall music night hosted by Bertha’s Attic (“A Quiet Night at Siegfried (sic) Hall” November 10) I shouldn’t be complaining as I garnered a very generous write-up from Mr. Oxburger ( I appreciate that),

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dently advised me to keep my big trap shut and not bug anyone. I feel, though, that more could have been said in the article. I certainly agree with Mr. Oxburger’s opinions of Scott Deneau and Mike Busseri (Mike’s use of the electric guitar was quite tasteful and added a lot to his set -

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I’ll probably end up ripping off the idea), but there were some great artists who equally impressed me (and the crowd) that received no mention in print. The Dirge really turned me on to their music as it seemed that all four musicians were making sure that they blended together for the best results possible. I like bands who listen to and play off of each other. Jacob’s Room similarly affected me, with the added pleasant discovery of the fact that Mark Perak is a very capable frontman. Having admired him as a solo musician, I figured that a fellow solo player couldn’t successfully front a band (I’ve tried and failed miserably). Happily, Mark proved me dead wrong, keeping the set’s momentum happening. Dave Pitt assembled some fine musicians on stage and proved equally adeplt at vocals, bass, and piano (nothing beats a real piano). And what about Bertha’s Attic, the hosts of the event? Their song arrangements seemed to work better than any other time that I’ve seen them. Their evening closer “Survive” was performed flawlessly and was the perfect way to end the night. I guess that I’m starting to sound like a cheesy press release but this evening was quite special for everybody involved. I was truly honoured to have been a part of a show where both the performers and the crowd were helping each other to make the night a success. Let me repeat that I don’t want to slag the review as it was quite positive for those who were mentioned therein; I just think that the other participants (especially Bertha’s Attic, who organized the whole show in the first place) deserved mention as well. -Matthew




To the Editor; There’s this guy who’s getting ready for a big party to which he’s invited Iots of people. When it was ready, he told one of his servants to call the people who had been invited and say to them, “Come, because everything is ready now.” But they all started making excuses. The first said, “Ijust bought a piece of property, and I must go and look at it. Please excuse me.” Another said,, “I have just bought five pairs of oxen for my farm and I’m on my way now to see if they were a good deal or not. Please excuse me.” Still another said, “I just got married, so I can’t come.” The servant came back and reported all this to his boss. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, “Go quickly downtown to the streets and alleys and bring the poor, the disabled, the blind and the lame.” Later, the servant said to his boss, “What you have ordered is done, but there is still room for more people.” His boss replied to him, “GO out into the country and the sideroads, and bring those people too, so that m!y house will be packed full of people.. I’m telling you, none of those who) were invited before will get to eat and drink at my party.” -Ken




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Recently, as promised by the Tory government in the election campaign, Bill 40 was scrapped. Bill 40 was the NDP’s labour legislation that, among other things, outlawed the use of replacement workers during a strike. Good riddance. This bill was bad for two major reasons* The first is that this bill put all of the bargaining power in the hands of the unions. The second is that it violates basic property rights. Why is it bad for unions to have all of the bargaining power? Simple. Unions exist for one reason: to seek increased benefits/ wages/perqs for their members. And when companies are compelled to grant all union requests, companies go out of business. I am not saying there shouldn’t be unions; workers have the right to organize if they want- What I am saying is that there must be a balante of power. If companies cannot hire replacement workers (they also

cannot fire the strikers), then they have no options, whereas striking workers do have options (they are free to go and find another job). Speaking of fuing all the strikers? companies should be allowed to do this. Do not think that allowing companies to do this will mean that there will never be strikes or that it will mean the end of unions, because it won’t. For a company to fire its enhe staff (or a significant percentage of it) would cost a company huge amounts of money. One does not find and train a large group of peopie easily, quickly or cheaply. For this reason, companies will be willing to negotiate with workers before canning the lot of them. How does this bill violate property rights? l3ecause I think that if someone owns something, they should be able to do with it as they wish (barring infringing on anyone else’s rights of course). This means


FORUM that if a company wants to hire replacement workers, it should be able to, Where does the govemmerit get the right to legislate what someone can and can’t do with their own property? Perhaps they think they are protecting the unionized workers (at the expense of the companies that give these people jobs), but to do this they must necessarily screw over all the non-unionized workers. If stiking workers want $1 O/hr to return to work and I am willing (and able) to do the same job quite happily for $9, why shouldn’t the company be allowed to hire me? Anyway, this is all a bit moot as the bill has been scrapped. But, naturally, the unions are a littIe pissed. They were handed everything on a silver platter and are now upset that someone took that away. originally there was talk of a province-wide strike in response to the scrapping of Bill 40. Now there will just be a city-wide stike, according to Ontario Federation of Labour president Gord Wilson. On December 11, London will supposedly be shut down by a general strike- Wilson was also the man who said it would be the govern-

merit’s fault if there was violence due to the change in legislation. II-e Gkde und Mad ran an article earlier this week regarding the new legislation, Bill 7. The author, Roy Adams, a professor of industrial relations at McMaster University, asserts the new legislation “encourages employers to deny their employees any say...” yet he repeatedly harps about how today, “business success depends, more than ever, on labour-management cooperation.” If cooperation is so important, surely business knows this and will

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by the act of gathering data. To surpass this problem, then, one needs to obtain data from a rested, normal roach. Downer developed the required experimental protocols and gained for the first time a reasonable impression of what goes on in the body of the average, undisturbed cockroach.

His findings aided considerably future generations of insect research. Having developed an improved method for studying insects at rest, the laboratory went on to develop better ways of getting rid of them. While the laboratory is, of course, interested in researching insects for the sake of pure knowledge, the rest of the world is more concerned with killing off the ones they don’t likeThe rest of the world inciudes major chemical companies, who have supported the labs’ activities in hopes of using the data obtained here to perfect pesticides. So the University of Waterloo’s biology laboratories perform “Phase I” research, gathering the information the companies need to build a better bugspray. The great attraction of Downer’s approach is that compounds developed against highly specific biochemical targets within the insect are less likely to pose an environmental threat. The first work Downer performed in this area involved octopamine, the insect equivalent of adrenaline. Mammals have small amounts of octopamine in their nervous system. (For the chemists reading this, differs from our adrenaline by only one hydroxyl group,) Insects depend on the sub-

stance. It controls the “fight or flight” mechanisms essential to survival, as well as regulating other behavioural patterns. Interrupt the functioning of an insect’s octopamine, then, and you really ruin its day. Many basic functions, like feeding and cleaning, are disrupted, and itleventually dies a rather confused death. Octopamine is involved in the transmission of nerve signals and interacts with receptors located accross the gaps, or synapses, at which octoparnine is released. To prevent octopamine from functioning, one has to bind the receptors, giving octopamine the chemical equivalent ofa “No Vacancy” sign. Since mammals only use small amounts of octopamine, pesticides that work on the principle of binding octopamine receptors are harrnless to non-insects. (How to specifically control which insects are affected then becomes the work of the chemical companies.) Most recently, the lab has been developing new and more varied ways of pest control that work by attacking the insect’s immune system, many involving chemicals with names too long to appear on this page. A current extension of this research is to produce genetically engineerered viruses to produce the pesticide inside the insect’s body itself - death from within.

sufficient and will not rely on longterm institutional controls. Disposing of the waste now will reduce the burden on future generations, Because the waste will be inaccessible, the concept is reputedly the safest option for waste disposal. AECL clairr~, Ymplementation of the disposal concept would provide long-term protection of human health and the natural environment from the potential adverse effects of nuclear fuel waste far into the future. In addition, human health and the natural environment would be protected while the disposal concept was being implemented.” A group of students from the Environmental and Resource Studies (ERS) program at the University of Waterloo are not so confident. After reviewing AECL’s impact assessment many questions come to mind. Who is ultimately responsible for the radioactive waste after the disposal concept has been implemented? Is the public adequately informed of the AECL’ s intentions? How is it possible that human health and the natural environment would be protected when the radioactive products in spent nuclear fuel pose

a threat for a time longer than the histov of civilization? In an attempt to grapple with these questions, a forum hosted by the students in ERS will be held at UW on November 2 1, 1995 in the Davis Centre, Room 1350, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be three guest speakers: Dr. Ken Dormuth, Director of Nuclear Fuel Waste Management Program of AECL, Brennain Lloyd, an environmental activist from Northwatch in North Ray, and Richard Kuhn, a geographer from the Wniversity of Guelph. The goal of the forum is to raise awareness among students and the general public about the issue of nuclear waste disposal in Canada, and to gather input from all sides in anticipation of the nation-wide environmental assessment hearings that begin next spring. The forum is free. For more information about the FORUM or other group activities, please contact: Daniel Rainham (5 19) 745-8845, Cassandra Daly (5 19) 746-8026, or leave a message c/o Greg Michalenko at (5 19) 885 1211 ext. 6577 or fax (5 19) 746-0292.

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o&roaches. One of the most universally detested species on earth- Roger Downer, University of Waterloo Professor and Vice President of University relations, however, happens to be quite fond of them. Not only cockroaches, in fact, but crickets, locusts, and meal worms -all insects who give their lives to science in his UW laboratory, Cocl uoaches are appealing to the scienti fit communi ty largely for the same reasons ev feryone else hates theI n - they’re : extremely common, quite large , and breed quickly. EOl-tl in Ireland, II Iowner holds several degrees from Belfast and Queens University, and came to Canada to obtain a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Western #-k* ** untano. - 1r**ie Mgan nls ; work in tne early 197( l’s as an assi slant pfofessor of biology at the University of Waterloo. Undergraduate experiences at Belfast and graduate studies at Western led to an interest in insects, to which he has devoted the last twenty-five years. One of the first things Downer worked on in the early 1970’s was the principle of excitation. The idea behind excitation is quite simple cockroaches, like any other anil





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arty-eight percent of the electricity generated in Ontario and fifteen percent generated in Canada is produced using CANDU (CANada Deuterium Uranium) nuclear reactors. Ontario Hydra produces and owns the most nuclear fuel waste. But where does this highly radioactive waste go? Current methods rely on temporary storage. Radioactive waste is kept on site at nuclear power plants, submerged in large tanks of water until it is cool enough totransfer to an above ground dry storage facility. Since its inception, the nuclear industry has continued to produce energy without a plan for long term disposal. Until now. There will soon be too much waste to handie and institutional controls are strained+ Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), a federal crown corporation, was given the task in 1978 to seek a permanent method for the disposal of high level nuclear fuel waste. After spending $413 million in studies, they feel that they have a

solution to the problem: deep burial in the Canadian Shield. The proposed site for the concept is still to be determined, since a host community could not be found. The $10 billion disposal concept and possible effects are described in a “concept” environmental impact assessment, completed by AECL in September of 1994. The proposal is the subject of an exhaustive review process, with hearings scheduled across the country, Hundreds of experts and technologists have been involved in preparing the proposal, and a powerful lobby supports it. Howeve& dozens of groups are concerned or actively oppose the proposal, and it is likely ato be a very controversial issue* If the concept is approved, AECL will then select a site and would begin the construction within twenty-five years. The concept consists of elaborately designed vaults, carved out of the plutonic rock of the Canadian Shield, and will be located up to 1000 metres below the surface+ AECL believes that this will safely dispose of the nuclear w&e. Waste will be disposed of with no intention of retrieval and the vaults will be designed so that they are self-

The by Jason Roe special to Imprint ost people’s knowledge about Amnesty International ranges from “something to do with human rights” to “one of those organizations U2 used to promote before they went weird.” Amnesty International is the world’s largest human rights organization. We try to prevent human rights abuses world-wide. Specifically, we have four goals: Une, the release of “prisoners of conscience” (people arrested for their beliefs); Two, fair trials for “political prisoners” (those accused of crimes political in nature or motivated by their political ideas); Three, the elimination of torture and of the death penalty; and Fourthly,


Power the end of extrajudicial execution. How do we do this? We write letters. This may seem a bit odd to people who aren’t familiar with the organization: How can writing letters to all-powerful, totalitarian dictators stop them from abusing their citizens? It does work, though. A government can be omnipotent in its own sphere of influence, leaving its citizens powerless, but it remains at the mercy of publicity* When someone on the other side of the world tells a country’s leaders that they know what abuses are going on there, they’re forced to take notice. Why should we be concerned about human rights abuses? Some may say that we are simply defenders of either a left or right ideology, that human rights are simply an ethnocentric idea and not something that can

of the be applied all over the world, or that torture or the suspension of rights can be justified. To this we respond that we are motivated by just one thing, and it is not related to any ideology or culture: all people have value, and with that, they have certain indisputable rights that go beyond just being norrns.They are fundamental to any

Pen tion with the Peace Society at Conrad At this time, we’ll be promoting campaign to protect human rights Coffeehouse proceeds go directly nesty International and Community

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tortured, and then we nent’s actions. We are note the plight of those in the future, These because they are workghts of their country’s le in a land where doing so automatis one a government foe.We are to defend these people by both sive governments know that ing them and cares about y#&-ights workers? and by activists at risk that

British lawyer, read a couple of students in Portugal. at a restaurant, they raised their glass gave a toast to freedom. Portugal a dictatorial government at this such expressions were not to be: The two were arrested and sen years in prison. Ap got together with*

se we are publicizing in aign involves the many e worked for human rights in blem there is vast, and the ‘ho have been killed or

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Through this case we on that we can take to being far removed from g those Rwandese that conditions in their own country. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to help them by s’igning the letter on this page [or by writing your own) and putting it in the drop-off box located at the Turnkey desk. Or send it yourself!

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I 1 fear for the safety of human rights defenders in Rwanda. Harassment, arrests, 1 “disappearances” and killings of journalists and human rights defenders have 1 I occurred before, during and after the massacres and genocide between April and July 1 1 1994 . I I

1 I have recently learned of the fate of two such people and 1 have reason to believe 1 that other human rights workers now fear for their lives. GRATIE~N RUHORAHOZA, a judge, “disappeared” in October 1994 after ordering the release of 80 detainees I accused of genocide on the grounds of indufficient evidence. PIERRE-CLAVER I RWANGABO, a provincial governor who spoke out publicly about prison conditions 1 and arbitrary arrest in his province, was gunned down and killed by unidentified I gunmen in March 1995.


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Breast Cancer: Everyone’s Concern by Karen Madsen (mce of Student & Safety), special

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fua formonock~nal antities. These are versions of the tiny Y-shaped proteins the immune system employs to fights of disease. They can be made to latch onto the s&ace of the cancer cell; theydonotactuallykillthecell,butpair up with another molecule that does. It is unlikely that many of the new treatments being researched will be availableuntiltheendofthecentury. But their place on the road to fmding a cure for breast cancer makes the f&ure look

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ey,we~owwhatyou’re~~ng,whatd~sbre~tc~~rhavetodowi~ me? Breast cancer is more of a reality than most of us think* Many women in their 20’s do not consider breast cancer to be a threat, but current statistics tell us that one in nine Canadian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. Furthermore, next to the U.S., Canada has the second highest incidence of breast cancer in the world. Breast cancer has been described as adisease that has no mercy and shows no compassion. In a society where breasts symbolize the ultimate in female sexuality, it is hard toac~owl~gea~se~~atsha~rs~e~~tion~conceptionofwhatissexua~y appealing. Our notion of the “perfect” breast frequently found in the mass media is a skewed image of breasts in the real world. Advertisers have capitalized on women’s breasts (i.e. the Budweiser Beauties) as amarketing strategy to sexualize Lheir products. Breasts are nota commodity. Developing sewawareness and healthy habits (i.e. breast selfexamination and low fat diet) are preventative tools forboth women and men. That one woman in nine that develops breast cancer may not necessarily be you, but it could be your mother, your girlfriend, your sister or your best friend. Inadvertently, breast cancer may touch your life at some time.



Cancer November

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speak to the information nurse about learning breast selfexamination. We hope to have a lot of visi tors to the display, and we want to show that the University of Waterloo supports the fight against breastcancer. Wearapink ribbon,sprtaT-shirtorvolunteeryour time at the Breast Cancer Awareness Week or with an organization in the

A Guide to Brealst Lumps a The averaige-size lump found by women getting their regular mammograms is 0.3 cm. If treatment starts when the tumour is less than 0.5 cm, there is a 96% chance of a cure. IZ The average-size lump found by afirstmammogramisO.65cm. Iftreatmerit starts when a tumour is between OS and 1 cm,thereisa90-95%chance of acure. H The lump found by women practicing regular breast self-exam is 1.3 am. If treatment starts when a tumour is between 1 and 2 cm, there is a 8590% chance of a cure. a The average-size lump found by women practicing occasional breast self-exam is 2.6 cm. If treatment starts when a tumour is between 2 and 3 cm, there is a 70-75% chance of a cure.

Awareness Week 20th - 24th

The University ofWaterloo is hostingoneofthefi.rstBreastCancerAwareness Weeks during the week of November 20th to the 24th. Peer Health Services, Student Issues and thecampus Health Initiatives Project have collaborated to organize a week that will be informative and interesting for everyone. These groups felt there was a real need to r&e awareness about breast cancer on campus for students, faculty and staff. Breast cancer is a disease that will affect everyone in some way, andourmosteffective tools in resisting its onset are education and prevention. During the course of the week, Breast Cancer Awareness Week Tshirts will be on sale for only $11 .OO, proceeds from which will go to Canadian Breast CancerFoundation. These wonderful shirts were designed by Catherine Allen from Student Issues. There will also be a CD availableentitled “in Between Dances” which is a collection of songs by female Canadian artists, recorded as a fund-raiser for breast cancer. The money fromthe sale of the CDs will go the Canadian Cancer Society. On Tuesday night at 7:OO in the evening there will be a movie night in the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre whichwillbcfieeandtinforall. There will be a display in the SLC where information on numerous topics willbe available, and on Thursday of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, the Grand River Hospital will be coming with a display, with models and videos of their own. If you are interested in learning how to examine your own breasts or if you are unsure about whether you are using the proper technique for a breast self exam, you can drop by Health & Safety for an instructional session. On Wednesday November 22, between 9:00 and 1l:OO am, 2:00 and 4:OO pm as well as on Friday, November 24 between 1190 am and 290 pm there will be nurses available for this purpose. If you miss these times, you can always make an appointment

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community to show that you are hinking about that one woman in every group of nine. k Breast Cancer? Breast cancer is not a death sentence, but rather, it is the unregulated growth of abnormal cells. Unlike regular cells that grow and reproduce at a controlled rate, cancer cells reproduce much more quickly. There are several types of breast cancer among women: the most common form starts in the ducts of the breast @6%), 12% start in the lobules, and the rest in the surrounding tissues. With respect to treatment, cancer of the breast is generally thought of as two different discs. The original cancer is the tumour in the breast, and the second develops when cancerous cells leave the original tumour and travel through the blood stream to infect other organs in the body. Once the cancer reaches this point, it is said to have metastasti. It used to be thought that cancer progressedthroughregular, predictable stages. The theory was that, until the tumour reached a certain size, it would not spread to the Est of the body. Most doctors now understand that size is not a critical factor; some very large tumo~maynotsp~ata.ll,whilesmaller onesmaybepotentiallydeadly, whichis why it is important to do breast selfexaminations and have mammograms l-%lJl=lYMost breast cancers grow at a relatively slow rate. tt takes approxiWhat

mately 10 biIlion cells to form aturnour

one centimetre in diameter. Some tumours may grow faster than others, while others may grow and rest, and start growing again. Generally though, most cancers have been around eight years before they can be seen on a mammogram, and ten before they can be felt as a lump, Treating Breast Cancer As mentioned above, treating breast cancer is divided into two processes. Surgery and radiation

are effec-

tive for treating the tumour in the breast, whilechemotherapyandhonnonetreatmentsareaimedatthecancersthathave spread to the rest of the body. One of the most dramatic changes in the treatment of breast cancer is that the mastectomy is no longer considerti the safest option for all breast cancer patients. This surgical procedure which

Examination Thebesttimetoexamineourbmts is7to lOdaysafterthestartofaperiod, or for ptmenopausal women, the same day each month. Report any change to your health professional. removes the entire breast, the underlying pectoralis muscles, and sometimes a portion of the ribcage does not increase chaxes of survival anymore than the partial mastectomy or lumpectomy, in which just the tumour is removed and, the breast is left intact. Immediately following the lumpectomy, the patient requires a full course of radiation treatment to kill any quickly reproducing cancerc&thatmayEmaininthebmt. Afterthesurgeryandradiation,the doctor(s) must decide whether or not the cancer has metastasized and is in need of treatment as well. One there is evidence that the woman’ s cancer has spread beyond the original tumour, she must be treated to decrease tie number of cancer cells. Because some breast cancercells thrive on the female hormone estrogen, hormone therapy slows the growth of thecellsbycuttingofftheestrogen.The most direct way to do this is to remove theovaries,bythereisalsoadrugcalled T~o~en~t~~~e~sw~~~b~t cell’s ability to use estrogen. Unfortunately, not all breast cancer cells respond to estrogen, which means the patient must turn to chemotherapy which, for unknown reasons, tends to work better in younger women. This treament uses drugs to kill the cancer ~~11s. The drugs interfere with the process of cell division so that the cells cannot divide, causing them to die. As with many



hormone andchemotherapy have drawbacks. Tamoxifen has anumber of side effects, and may increase a woman’s chances of developing uterine cancer, but doctors believe its benefits outweigh the side effects. Chemotherapy destroys many healthy cells along with the cancer ceils, leaving the body defenceless against infec tion and injury.

Because there have been few new &gs overthepasttenyearsinchemotherapy, doctors are turning to higher and higher doses of those they do have. Larger doses may wipe out metastatic cancer, but they could also kill the patient. Looking to the Future... Many cancer cells grow resistant tochemotherapy drugs over time. This is accomplished through a sort of miniature bilge pump that empties the drug out of the cell as fast as it comes in. Researchers have isolated this pump, called the multiple-drug resistance receptor, or MDR, and are developing drugs that can disable it, Researchers also see a promising

At Risk The Canadian CanEr Society says that about 50% of :a11Canadian women are said to be “at a higher risk” of developing the disease, but that does not mean that they will get it. They shouldbeextracan~fula~u~theirbreas~ health. At ahigherriskare women who: Are over age 50; Have already had cancer in one breast; Have a family history of breast cancer (especially a mother or a sister); Have never had a child or who were 30 years or older when their first clhild was born; Who began their periods before age 12 or who started menopause after SO. -withflles from the Globe and Mail Who’s






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he defending champions were weak, the rest of the fteld was even weaker, but still the Waterloo Warrior basketball team could not pull out a Naismith title last weekend during Homecoming. The Western Mustangs captured the 28th annual Naismith Classic Crown on Sunday with a 8 l-69 victory over the host Warriors. In the tournament, UW showed a remarkable talent quotient - witness sophomore Mano Watsa’s 11 steals against the Ottawa Gee Gees in Saturday night’s semi-final-but also a dearth of experience at some crucial moments. After securing a 44-42 halftime lead over UWO in Sunday’s championship game, the tentative Warriors tortoised offensively, leaving the alumni crowd standing and clapping for the first 7:38. Meanwhile, the ‘Stangs reeled off 17 straight points to take control, Watsa hit a trey with 1:48 to play to pull within six? 73-67, but UW couldn’t sustain that momentum, despite Mike Mime and Blake Gage combining to miss three oneand-one front ends.Watsa led UW with 23 points and eight rebounds, while Matt Williams rode his e-of7 shooting to 17 points. Meanwhile, the Winnipeg Wesmen, winners of the toumament three years in a row, looked but a shadow of their former selves, scraping past the Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks in the first round, but losing to the Mustangs in Saturday’s semi-finalThe Wesmenclid manage a third-place finish with an 86-76 win over the OttawaGees. The Golden Hawks couldn’t

Nick Poulimenos lays in two The Warriors lost to Western

of his 23 points in the Sunday

care less how weak the field was this year; they were just happy to get some recognition at a tournament that usually serves them up as first-round sacrificial lambs. With a 86-69 win over the Lava1 Rouge et Or, Laurier won the consolation crown.The alumni crowd did get to enjoy two UW blow-outs on Friday and Saturday

against Queen%. final, 81-69.

nights aFriday night saw the Golden Gaels hang tough for most of the first half, trailing by only a point, 20- 19, midway through the half, But a 24-7 Waterloo run, fed by rookie forward Mike Crosby and veterans Mark Hopkins and Nick Poulimenos, gave Waterloo a commanding 46-26 lead at the break. In the second half, UW contin-

ued the domination, stretching their lead to 7 l-40. Fuelled by Ian Brisbin’s threepointers, Queen’s pulled to within 16 late in tlhe game, but Waterloo fmished them off with a 14-0 spurt. Poulirnenos led the Warriors with 23 points, including 4-of-6 shooting from three-point range. Crosby went a perfect 7-of-7 from the charity stripe and totalled 18 points. Hopkins and Stroeder scored 13 and 11 respectively.Watsa played a text book game at the point with 11 assists and three steals. On Saturday, the story was about the same. Build up a high20s lead over Ottawa and then crujse to the finish line, letting them launch all the three’s they want. UW led by 27, 94-67, with a few minutes left, but Ottawa put on a 19-5 pseudo-scare to make the final a more respectable 99-86. Watsa and Hopkins were named to tlhe tournament all-star team, along with Winnipeg’s Steve Newton, Laurier’s Jim Toole, and Western’s Mike Lynch.Milne for the Mustangs was the tournament’s most valuabie player. In Friday’s first round games, Winnipeg won a squeaker 86-82 over the Golden Hawks. Western thumped the St. Mary’s Huskies 72-56. Ottawa’s Ibrahim Tounkara hit one of two free throws at the end of regulation to send the game against Lava1 into overtime, where the Rouge ct Or crushed the Gee Gees 103-9 1. On Saturday, Laurier won their consolation semi-final 66-64 over St. Mary’s, while Lava1 beat Queen’s 86-76. The Warriors’ next home action comes against the Carleton Ravens on Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. The Athenas play Carleton’s women’s team at 7 1p.m. Both games are exhibitions.

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or one, it was a spark of things to come. For the other, it was an unfortunate capper to a spectacular career. Anyway you interpret it, the cross-country season ended last weekend at the CIAO championships in London’s Thames Valley Country Club with Waterloo’s two standout runners, Athena Judith Leroy and Warrior Jason ‘tie Jaguar” Gregoire, attempting to solidify their standing amongst the Canadian elite. Both runners approached their respective races differently. Leroy, in her fourth of five eligible running years, wanted a strong showing to build upon next season. “I wanted to finish in the top twenty (in a field of 105 runners),” observed Leroy, a second year optometry student. “I felt really calm,


good going in.” On the other hand, Gregoire was hunting for a victory, the best in Canada. Y’he Jaguar” had been the top university runner in Ontario all season long and had good reason to expect a gold medal. All this, combined with a miserable and sopping wet track, added up to one interesting afternoon. Judith Leroy summed up the track situation. “When it’s raining, the corners are the toughest and they actually had to reroute the last kilometre of our race. When the women run, we really hack up the course for the men who run after us.” The women’s race is five kilometres long; the men run ten. Leroy exceeded all expectations placed on herself, finishing ninth and being named to the second All-Canadian team. She’s the type of person you’d be happy to see succeed, and big things will be

expected of her in her final year of eligibility, 1996. “Next year, I’d like to make first team All-Canadian,” smiled Leroy. As for “the Jaguar,” it appeared that the gods of running did not bless him with the credit he deserved. Already running with an injured ankle (which is probably the worst injury a runner can endure), Gregoire fell during the race and reinjured himself. To add fuel to his already enormous legend, “Tbe Jaguar” actually limped to the finish9 completing his last ever University race in ~II uncharacteristic fifteenth place in a time just over 34 minutes. To appreciate the scope of the type of running Jason Gregoire treated fans to this year, the final placings of the men’s event need to be examined. Even though Gregoire finished fifteenth, there was still over

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hundred participants, and “the beat e&h@-five percent of the while he was essentially runon one wheel. Rob Tyndall, who Gregoire hammered in the OUAA fmal, fmished fourth in the country. Healthy, Gregoire would have tit ieust grabbed a medal. As for Judith Troy , the torch of the Waterloo track and field team is passed on to her. Next year, she will replace “the Jag” as the marquee name on the team, but fortunately, Leroy is definitely someone who can handle the task. Coach Brent MacFarlane instills the winning attitude in Leroy, always improving her, keeping her hungry. “Sugar is poison,” laughs Judith- “I’m careful about my diet during the season.” Now thatcross-country is over, Judith and “the Jag” can both relax until, of course, track and field season starts. l




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riday night at 6:30, while the rest of the Warriors were changing into their uniforms, point guard Mano Watsa was in a distant phone booth, donning his cape. In one of their biggest toumamerits this year, the basketball Warriors were counting on Watsa to deliver at the annual Naismith Classic- And, Watsa didn’t disappoint the packed homecoming crowd. For Watsa, his return trip to the phone booth would not come until Sunday night after he had amassed

49 points, 20 rebounds, 21 assists and 16 steals. In the process, the superstw sophomore collected his fourth straight tournament All-&r selection and the respect of the UW homecoming fans and his teammates. “I thought as a team, we played well. I was really pleased to see how far we’ve come the last four weeks,” said Watsa of the young Warriors squad that is comprised of six freshmen, six sophomores and three seniors. Watsa, in his first season starting for the Warriors, has dominated the play on the court in 1995. 0ne of the smallest players out

there each night, Watsa’s hustle and determination is one of the main reasons for the Waterloo’ s new fastpaced style of basketball that has caused a stir of excitement around the league. ~ “As a team we’re going to be strong this year. We’re an exciting team to watch. I like an exciting style of play and an uptempo game. Our team fits into that this year,” said Watsa, who leads the way as one of the quickest Warriors. Soft spoken and relaxed outside of basketball, Watsa’s personality changes the minute he steps out onto the court. Similar to Clark Kent’s transformation, Watsa’s alterego is full of aggression. Whether he’srunningdownthecourttomake a play, shooting three pointers, slamming or stealing the ball from the opposition, Watsa’s a scary man on the COUK “In order to be successful in basketball, you have to be aggressive,“notes Watsa, who stole eleven balls from the Ottawa Gee-Gees on Saturday night. “Although off the court I’m often soft spoken, on the court l’m willing to do whatever it takes to make the team win. I always want to win and as a team, I always want us to play our best.” In only his second season with Waterloo, Mano is quickly becoming one of the Warriors leaders. “I like to lead by example and play my style on the court. I’m an encourager, I like to encourage my teammates and bring out the best in them.” Watsa’s approach seems to be working. In a year in which many were expecting the Warriors to struggle, Waterloo has played well. Their Naismith appearance this weekend was the first time the Wtiors have been to the championship in years. And, although it is only a pre-season tournamer& it gives the team much hope for the regular season that starts after ex-

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CampusRecRocks! by Heidi Marl special to Imprint ave you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? Many of us probably entertain the idea during finals. Well, CR has a club you may be interested in - the Juggling Club meets Wednesdays 5-7p.m., in the Blue Activity Area at the PAC This could be the chance you’ve always been waiting for - the chance to learn to juggle! No experience is necessary to join the club -they will teach you how to juggle balls, clubs, rings, devil sticks, diabolos, and you could even learn to unicycle. Recently, the UW club participated in ajuggling contest- Robert Berks, the club’s prez, and member Toby Donaldson had this to say about the festivities: In an epic contest of brain Waterloo and and brawn, McMaster Universities recently butted heads on the jugghng battlefield of the McMaster Varsity Juggling Stadium. The teams impacted Monday night (October 30) for a best of seven world series with Waterloo strolling to victory eight games to two. Waterloo’s focused, disciplined performance thrilled the sellout crowd who, nonetheless, spent most of her time complaining about the violent nature of the UW juggling club T-shirts. M&aster called up all-star “Indiana” Bob to bolster an inexperienced line-up for the match, while Waterloo relied on a solid core of wily veterans, beefed up by the creative spark of relative newcomers to combat: Michael “The Phantom” Crawford and Toby +‘Terrninator” Donaldson. The Turning Point evolved during a tense duel between “Indiana” Bob, and Waterloo’s Donaldson in the first game of the match. With all other competitors eliminated from the field of battle, “Indiana” Bob’s devastating play looked sure to eliminate the last pathetically screaming UW victim. Donaldson however, showed no fear and with steely resolve, deftly weathered numerous brutal assaults and counterjuggled with lightning effectiveness. Donaldson’s irondiscipline paid dividends; a stunning distraction manoeuvre finally vanquished the tiring Bob.


The ear1y reversal of fortunes shattered McMaster’ s already fragile morale. From that point, the UW juggernaut crushed Mac with ease. An inspired performance by Waterloo’s MVJ Toby Donaldson playing in his inter-university debut dampened the effect of the Bob menace and, with the exception of a few strategic withdrawls, was always left standing when the last Mac player went down.


Robert and Toby, for Anyone interested in joining this exciting, if not combative, dub should call Robert at: 746-27 15, e-mail him at: rtberks@barrow, or check out the club’s web page at: wmgacrawf/juggle/juggle-html. SOCCER SCORES: Another exciting soccer season is over in League action. In League A 1, the Kardill Kickers proved their dominance, finishing the season first overall and winning against the the report.

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wo astute foot ball enthusiasts were the winners of the IMPRINTj’Vanier Cup trivia challenge. Michael Bonn and Michael Willemse both went beyond the call of duty, answering all three questions (you only needed two to qualify for the prize). The questions, which were tough for anyone uot playing on the football Warriors, provoked these answers: 1. Never 2. Adrian Thorne 3.294 lbs. The two winners each receive a pair of tick-

Informer Finalists, FC Air Suckers. Congratulations Champs! In League A2, the CSA Sprangers won the final in a thriller match. After a scoreless draw, the Champions and the finalists, MG+, found themselves in a penalty shootout. Brilliant goaltending forced the teams to go into extra penalties and eventually, the CSA Sprangers were victorious.

The Grasshoppers continued their dominance in League B 1, after going undefeated in the regular season. They won the B 1 championship, defeating the Finalists, Waterlogged. Penalty shots were required in L,eague B2 to determine a winner. The Muslim Brotherhood were named champs over Dazed ‘n Confused, the Finalists. In League B3, the Erb ‘n Sprawlers found the scoring touch which eluded them in the regular season. They used it to become champions over the Finalists, Mostly Psychotics. The top ranked C teams battled for soccer supremacy in League Cl. Sigsoccer went on to upset the previously undefeated Lilomo team in a brilliantly played game of skill and determination. After compiling a recurd of 0 wins, 0 ties, 5 losses, 3 goals, and 18 goals against, the Field of Bums turned their season around and became champions in the C2 LeagueThey defeated PMC ‘95 for what was the biggest turn around in Campus Ret history. In the Women’s League, the final game saw the top two teams, WlE and Radical Granolas, dual for the championship. The match saw the mud (as well as the goalies) on the fie1d make some tremendous saves, and WlE went away victorious. Congratulations to all the championship teams and to all the players who made this another fun and successful term- Thanks also to all the refs who braved the elements and made this a sensational season. And, thank you to Alan Balazic, Soccer Convener, for all his hard work! See you all next soccer season !

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remaining teams in contention ari 1 the Western Mustangs , of the CXJAA, the Acadia I Axemen, the Calgary Dinosaurs, and the Ottawa

If you can’t catch the game in person next weekend be sure to turi into TSN for the whole 1995 i Vanier Cup Experience. Remember: IMPRINT sports is the place for all your ticket needs.

ifyuu ward to know... t’s Grey

Cup weekend! Before you utter the standard Canadian “Who Cares, eh?“, remember two things. First, the Grey Cup is Canada’s own private possession and is once again at risk of being stolen by those Southern thiefs who seem to take everything else: the Americans. Second, when Calgary and Baltimore kick-off in Regina Sunday evening at 5:30, there will be absolutely nothing else worth watching on the tube until The Simpsons starts at 8:00... Now that Pave1 Bure is injured, Vancouver Canucks’ fans are predicting an unsuccessful season without the socalled “Russian Rocket.” That’s a lot of crap. If Vancouver doesn’t finish second or third in the Westem Conference with the talent they have, then there should be hell to pay... The Leafs are playing a lot better, and dare I say i&Tie Domi is actually producing. This goes along with the theory that players traded to the Leafs either really play over their heads or really stink the joint out. Domi, despite missing eight games and winning Meathead of the Year hopours five straight years, is actually becoming an asset. I didn’t think he’d last the year in T.O.... On Coach’s Corner, the High-Collared One put on one of his best performances of the year. He added another highlight to his Ulfie file, desecrated the new World Cup that’s replacing the Canada Cup, and solved the secret to Mario Tremblay’s instant success in Montreal. Grapes came through with quotes of the year. On the World Cup: “I can’t believe they won’t name it after the country that invented it. The World Cup sounds more like it’s being played in Helsinki, Finland.” Also from the World Cup: “Hamilton doesn’t get its share of the games even though they fill the Copps for their neutral site games, drew a full house for junior hockey and the strike games. It’s another case of the blue-collar worker getting snuffed,” and from the Samuelsson highlight: “Just


throw that in with the others.” Yes, Grapes lives!... In the Yates Cup playoffs, 1 can’t help wondering if I’ve entered tlhe Twillight Zone. 1 mean, the Warriors were beaten again by one point two weeks ago (just like last year) and then last week, Westernagain squeaked past Laurier... The poor Golden Hawks. Without a doubt, the worst way to lose is by a blown snap. When I saw the Laurier kicker O’Leary scrambling after the ball, 1 just threw up my arms in disgust. I’m sick of Western winning the Vanier... Kirk Muller was sent home from the Islanders. It’s not hard to believe that YZaptain Kirk” is unhappy on Long Island. No one seems to wanl. to play there except young guys who want to score 30 goals and then get traded. What is hard to believe is that a once-proud team who won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the eighties (remember?) is so crappy now... Unbelievably, tie Buffalo Bills have rebounded to have another winning season, sitting atop the AFC East After a mediocre year, the Bills have retooled with free agent defensive 1inejmanBryce Paup adding some “pop” to the aging line. Paup was nailed himself with a $12,000 fme for hammering the quarterback in the Indianapolis game. The Colts’ quarterback himself said it was a clean hit. The league has to smarten up. People come to the games to see the quarterback get run over. The one highlight 1’vc seen 50,000 times this year is Bruce Smith destroying Boomer Esaison. Those hits are part of the game and if the league doesn’t want them, then pretty soon, the NFL will turn into hag football or two-hand touch.

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Warrior by Ryan Imprint


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he hockey Warriors’ season just keeps getting weirder and weirder. Back on the opening weekend of play when the Warriors dropped a decision to the Western Mustangs and defeated Windsor at the Columbia Ice Fields, many felt that early season justice was served. The predicted results rang true. However, two weeks later, the Warriors hopped on the bus to visit scenic London and Windsor, and much to Waterloo’s dismay, they also stepped onto some sort of time machine bound for the Twilight Zone. Just like two weeks ago, the Warriors dropped a decision to the Western Mustangs 6-3 and defeated Windsor 1-O.




This time, if numbers mean anything to you or them, the Warriors have to be a bit nervous. This nervousness develops from an early season inability to rope the ‘Stangs. As any Warrior fan knows, the road to success rolls west on Highway 401. 0n this particular trip, the Warriors encountered a little hostility, with University Arena, Western’s barn, plastered with posters, containing less than favourable quotes uttered by both Coach Don McKee and Warrior Captain John “Duke” Wynne. Wynne’s quote was T-shirt print quality, blaring “I recently found out my aunt graduated from Western. I no longer speak to her.” Aside from the extracuticulars, the game itself saw Western take an early lead and never relinquish it, eventually scoring an empty-netter to make the count 6-3. The


Warriors received scoring from Steve Smith who potted two powerplay markers. The other Warrior goal belonged to Mike Chambers, but it wasn’t enough. Waterloo carried the play in the first and third periods, blasting 28 shots in those two frames at Western’s goalie Sean I3asilio {who fills the net with his bdy anyway, so it shouldn’t be too hard for him to stop them). ,Jeff Chldie scored Unfortunately, the ‘Stangs scored three lamplighters in the secant period on only seven shots. The game w 5 tightly calIed, with almost 60 minutes in penalties being doled out by referee Jim Clements. On Saturday, the Warriors met up with another division rival* the Windsor Lancers. This game was a throwback to the old days of the Original Six, a tight-checking skating, low-scoring wing-ding. Barely any penalties were called, as the old stripeys decided to let the two teams decide the outcome. In Don Cherry’s words, it was “Canadian hockey at its fmest.” The game could have gone either way if it wasn’t for the god-like netminding of Joe Harris. Joe played absolutely phenmtenal. It brought a flashback in my mind, back to when my grandpa used to sit me on his knee and say, “Son, Terry Sawchuk was so good, you couldn’t put rice by him.” Watching Joe Harris Saturday night in the Windsor stands, everyone suddenly got a strange craving for wild rice. The Warriors broke through in the third, with Mark Cardiff blasting one past a sprawling Rick Pracey on the power-play. Waterloo needed no insurance with Harris tending pipes, escaping Windsor with a 1-O squeakfest. Joe Harris was awarded the vaunted “Athlete of the Week” honours for his effort. Switching gears, the Warriors recovered from their weekend and headed to Ryerson Tuesday night to finish their can-


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celled game against the Rams. Remember? Broken Zamboni. Stupidly, league officials ordered a total replay of the game, totally disregarding the fact Waterloo led 3-l after the first period in the cancelled contest. Ryerson used the bureuacratic red tape to pull off the upset of the decade, shocking the Warriors 6-3. There are a few games that good teams expect to win. Not only did the loss drop the Warriors to SO0 on the year, but it postponed Warrior Coach Don McKee’s 150th career win, a probable Waterloo hockey record (the archives have yet to confirm this}. McKee notably took the loss as best he could, remembering, “The last time we lost to Ryerson was nine years ago, at home, in overtime. Yesterday was just a sad, sad day.” A plethora of Warriors agreed with the coach. “We just couldn’t capitalize on our many opportunities,” moaned at least a half dozen grief-stricken hockey players. Jeff Goldie did malnage to bang in two biscuits, with John Wynne rounding out the scoring. Mark Cardiff performed the “Gretzky-trick,” a derivation of the hat trick, consisting of three assists. The Warriors will try to rebound this weekend when they battle the Kingston Connection. Queen’s comes here on Saturday, while Waterloo entertains RMC Sunday. Both games are at the Columbia Ice Fields, and the starting times are both 2:m pm.

of the week

Jue Harris - Wum’or Huckey Joe, a second year Environmental Studies student and starting goalie for the Warrior Hockey team, recorded a shut-out during Saturday night’s 1-O win over the Windsor Lancers in Windsor. Joe played an outstanding game, stopping 36 shots in the game, many of them sure goals. This is his second career shutout in only his second season. Thus far in the season, Joe is fourth in the OUAA with a Goals Against Average of 2.41, allowing a mere 14 goals in five games. The Mitchell, Ontario native has a 3-3 record, and is an Athlete of the Week for his second time in two years.

Judith Troy Athena Cross Country Judith is a second year optometry student and veteran runner of the Athena Cross Country Team. This past Saturday at the CIAU chaqionships in London, Judith finished 9th overall in a field of 105 runners in the 5 km race. In her first ever CIAU cross country championship race, Judith who was expected to finish in the top 20, truly ran with the wind with a time of 19: 10, which astounded and delighted the UW coaches. This is the third time this year Judith hias been named UW Athena Athlete of the Week.

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Yo La Tengo The Upera House, Tmmto Sunday November 12th

Boss Hog Lee’s Paiace, Torontu Saturday November 1 lth by Dave Imprixlt

The Rumours Are True by Smdy Atwal special to Imprint

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hey’ve been called the “Christina Martinez Blues Explosion,” and for good reason. Martinez is the wife of .lon Spencer (he of his own legendary Blues Explosion) and also the lead singer of Boss Hog. Although the band is often credited as hers, the evidence of their latest album (the self-titled major league release on Geffen) and their performance in Toronto last Saturday night appews nothing less than a hyperkinetic side project for the tireless Spencer. If anybody questioned prior to the show whether the New York punk/bluesman would be standing in the shadows and letting his wife carry the show, the doubts ‘were quickly dispelled. ln fact, given that Spencer shares and divides Boss Hog’s vocals with his wife, he’s allowed to exercise even more latitude to exhibit his guitar flash on stage with Boss Hog. With his own band he’s comparatively restricted because of his vocal duties, so to see Spencer stretch out on the small Lee’s Palace stage was a real treat. Most of the band’s material is reminiscent of the Blues Explosion, too uncomfortably close for some, but covering Ike Turner’s “I Idolize You” is a wholly appropriate example of the partnership because Boss Hog easily reminds one

of the lke & Tina Turner Revue, such is Spencer’s grounding direction and Martinez’s boundless enthusiasm and kittenish stage and fashion sense. Nevertheless, the Blues Explosion influence resonates always, whether it be in the similar beats punched out by drummer Hollis Queens, or the manner in which

Spencer approaches the mike and shouts “BOSS HOG! !” at precisely the same moments that he screams “BLUES EXPLOSION! !” with his own band. Not that most of the sold-out Lee’s crowd minded; Spencer was the primary reason they were there in the first place. Most left with more than they bargained for.

his year’s Electr-O-Pura finally dragged Yo La Tengo out of obscurity into the (dim) limelight of indie-rock stardom. Whatever the merits of earlier releases such as Pain&i and President Yo La Tengo, it was only this year that mainstream publications such as Spin (and people like myself) really gave them any attention. On the heels of such favourable reviews, Yo La Tengo have now hit Toronto twice in six months, once in July of this year at Lee’s Palace, and this past Sunday at the larger Opera House. The July show was marked by a largely aggressive set and the propensity of guitarist/singer Ira Kaplan to perform several wank out sessions on his guitar, ternpered, of course by some of EZectr0-Pura’s softer moments. For the most part, however, it was a highly energetic performance and a great introduction to Yo La Tengo live. The recent show was much more subdued, though no less powerful. This time around, the band presented a radical reinterpretation of much of their material, stretching out many of their numbers, and disguising tracks with prolonged intros. Starting out with “Hour Grows Late” ar@ “Decora” the band hypnotised the audience with a soft, lilting performance. Part of the show’s tone was no doubt set by the small and rather subdued crowd in

attendance -- which could probably have bee!n stuffed into Lee’s Palace without much of a problem. However, the relative dormancy of the crowd often worked in the band’s favour, when during the set’s quieter imoments, every nuance of Yo L,a Tengo’s performance was heard with nary a whisper from the crowd. Not to paint too quiet a picture of the show, certain freak-out sessions were still made available to the crowd, notably the chaotic “False Alarm” and the show’s preencore ending, “Blue Line Swinger,” which built to a powerful crescendo after a prolonged introduction. The bizarre encore - an instrumental/sulf/rockabilly version of “Blitzkrieg Bop” and an unknown cover provided a rather puzzling end to the night, but both songs were enjoyable, light numbers performed perhaps as an antidote to the semi-seriousness of the previous set. Underlying the band’s musical performance on stage was the melodrama being played out between aforementioned lead singer Ira Kaplan and his wife/drummer Georgia. Throughout the show they shot each other wicked glances and angry glares. It seems ironic that just as the band’s relationship with the musical world reaches an alltime high that the band’s interpersonal chemistry might just decay and spell the band’s end. Hopefully, however, the band’s apparent marital problems will work themselves out -they surely have enough of a reason in the band’s music to keep) them together.

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Garbage The Opera MIKW, Friday November

Toronto 10th

by Wendy Stewart Implixlt smf




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usic stepped in the right direction with its newest pop member: Garbage, led by top producer Butch Vig, who returned to his first love, drumming. Despite the obvious challenge of translating a very produced album to live music, Gar*,a bage managed a performance filled with energy, charisma and polished talent. Opening for Garbage was a west coast band called Acetone. Though their performance was commendakk, their country and western flavour was not received well by a crowd looking for fast action tunes. In a different setting - perhaps sitting down to a few relaxing drinks very late at night - I could see myself really enjoying their crooning songs. As we waited for Garbage to

emerge, I began considering the perplexities of the show. If you have heard their only album, you might ask, can Garbage translate their sound processing and loops to live music? And if you know who Butch Vig is, you might wonder, can Butch make the move from back stage to front? The answers: yes and yes. The band, consisting a generation. of lead singer Shirley i%nt& vi& - heats that defmed Manson, Duke Ericson and Steve Marker on guitar and does he play drums for Garbage, keyboard loops, Butch Vig on drums but his intensity coordinated the group, keeping the music focused, and hired bass-player Daniel even when Manson forgot her lines Shulman, managed to juggle loops, new songs, and even a gimmick or to the song, “Subhuman.” Manson two to make the show into an excitrecovered from a fit of laughter ing live experience. Both Ericson shared with the band and held the microphone out to an audience and Marker smoothly swapped guitars for keyboards throughout the member, “Here, you sing it!” Manson, pony-tailed and show. brash, looks young enough that Butch Vig, in case you haven’t heard, has produced albums for any member of the band could be Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Smashing her father. Garbed in a simple grey tee and black satin pants, she conPumpkins, to name a few. Not only

trasted with her microphone stand wrapped in a bright pink boa. And despite her claim th#at they were up at five a.m., Manson consistently jumped and grooved to Garbage’s moshable music. It was patiially her youthful exuberance md sex-appeal that made this pop band into the whirlwind of fun that they wlere. The last song of the main set left the entire audience begging for more. Their live rendition of “Queer” had even the diehards bopping, to the beat. Garbage performed their previously recorded tunes as well as two songs unheard by North American audiences such as “Subhuman” and “Trim My Wire.” Despite being unfamiliar with the material, the crowd ate up both songs. Pop music as garbage? Perhaps some is, but not when Butch Vig has a hand in it.


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The Deserted West Add to her congeniality the animated nature of bassist Lubs Pearse Thursday November 9th (he dosen’ t play his bass so much as wrestle it) and you had a band that was pleasing both visually and by Greg Krdchick sonically. Imprint staff To be sure, they are in the same breed as the East Coast indie rock y editorial could not scene, but the strong more timely if I triedsongwriting and vocal Barely twenty-four hours after I wrote the comment abilities of Outhit, and of course Pearse’s practice of piece “Where is Everybody?” for the November 10th issue of Irnplaying his bass with a print (commenting on the sad steak knife (producing a surprisingly melodic attendance at local shows) I went to the Volcano to see hot new sound) make them stand Halifax band Rebecca West play out in the crowd. Perhaps t0 f..fteen people. Y’know, the highlight was the closer Rebecca West, the band that out “(ILoveTheWayYouTalk of about 330 others graced the About) TV,” a fantastically cover of ExcZuh to mark the offbeat romp through much North by Northeast festival last distorted guitar and insistJune. The band that received ent bass sawing. Shades of enthusiastic reviews for their Bettie Serveert and album~~~er~&z, the band with Magnapop were evident, the bassist who plays with a steak but chopped up and reinterknife, and so forth? Fifteen preted in a way all their fucking people. The cover own. charge was four dollars, a dollar In spite of the terricheaper than going to Phil’s. ble attendance, Rebecca Posters were all over town, it West held to the admirable was mentioned in these pages philosophy that the few and in the Record. Fifteen who did pay to see a good fucking peopie. And just think, show deservejust that. And I’ll bet Whiskey Jack’s was they delivered in fine style. packed to the rafters. “Does everyone in Nevertheless, in the face of And that’s not all! You also get a free Kitchener hate us?” Alison a 5: 1 ratio of band members to set of Ginsu paring knives! asked at the start of the the audience, Rebecca West put show. on a terrific show, seemingly not at was refused simply because she Well, all but fifteen of us seemal1 daunted by the pathetic attenddidn’t think she could hit the notes. ingly... Rebecca




Real World vuicanu Tuesday November 14th by Pat Merlihan Imprint staff


n a city that supposedly builds its music scene with the Do-ItYourself work ethic, md uses the word “Indie” as a mantra, it was a shock to find only eleven participants (including myself) to a seminar that was designed to help these same people. Where were the Karla Ingeltons that continually write about the strong indie spirit that Kitchener has? Where was the Shannon Lyon Pop Explosion and the entourage of fellow Swallowmates? Could it be that Kitchener has gone so *‘indie” that they scorn the brass ring of a record deal? The textbook of how not to get a record deal could easily be written in Kitchener, so it really shouldn’t surprise me that so few musicians felt they needed the practical and legal realities of recording independent music. The two-hour seminar was directed to get the inside track for musicians to get their music out to the public without too much of a hinderance in figuring out how to do it properly. A panel of four enterttiinment lawyers brought themselves, a whole whack of material, and their insight to the few people that sought this advice. More than just offering legal advice though, they brought the reality that music is a tough business, and it comes at a pretty high price.

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ante this hicktown had to offer. They started slow with the track “Good Advice,” and from there nailed varying degrees of rocking guitar moods. Lead singer and guitarist AlisonOuthit was acharming hostess, despite a raging cold, though a request for “Absolute Fact”

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That, I can only assume, is a lesson that the Kitchener’s “indie” scene knows only too well. Because of the attendance, the panel of lawyers took an informal approach to the seminar and sat among the audience. The information they provided ranged from picking a producer, budgeting, studios, to legal questions of copyright, and tradmarks, to finally packaging, artwork, and getting tg the radios. All of this information could have been pertinent for musicians who think they’ve got a shot at the brass ring, but don’t have a clue how to start. Believe it or not, there is an industry of lawyers that

so indie, only eleven people showed up t.eII bands how to do this, and at a price that would make the twentyfive dollar seminar fee seem like pocket-change, Zack Werner, an entertainment lawyer and producer on the panel, put it best when he said “if you’re not getting played or promoted it’s because you’re not doing it right, or you suck.” The panel was in full agreement that bands that are frustrated because they aren’t being recognized should explore both these points of view. Paul Sanderson, lawyer,author? and a Meatloaf look-a-like, summarized some points that “indie” bands must

recognize if they are truly in pursuit of that ominous record dealFirst he says that bands must be market specific. Do your research and find out where your market is, and what exactly is it that makes your music marketable. Secondly, he says that your music must be unique. Be your own artist, nobody needs another Green Day. Next Sanderson, and Werner stressed that you have to enjoy what you’re doing. Don’t be a rock star, because it takes over your life, your money, and your time. Lastly, Sanderson says there’s nothing more important than playing live because it develops a mailing list, and gets a grassroots fanbase, which major labels do consider- The bottom line is that you have to be a really good musician to make it: no amount of producing and money is going to hide the fact that you can’t Play. The dissolving antithesis of the “indier-than-thou” attitude versus the major labels are really the same, where one hand helps the other. Majors use “indie” as a marketing tool in the same way that “The IZdge” and “Mu&music” do because it’s a fashionable way to get street credibility. If the mantra used to be “we don’t fit, and fuck it, we don’t want to fit,” it’s not that anymore. That’s why seminars like Indie Real World are making tours to give legal and practical advice to start careers in the music biz. Either these lawyers were acting out of pure interesl to create a need for their service, or they’re just telling it like it is: you decide.

with brooding power, but not much fun. Supporting their second album (which was even more somber and d.ownbeat than the first), the six-piece filled the stage with some of the grandest statements of European-flavored ennui this side of 2% Sun Adso Rises.





Tindersticks w/Admiral Lee’s Palace, Toronto Tuesday November 14th by Lance Madon Imprint stti


coring the opening slot for the Tindersticks was a young local outfit called Admiral, headed up by That Guy Who Works At Vortex. Acquitting itself, urn, admirably, the quartet looked like the Byrds and sounded like, well, the Byrds. (The bassist even bore a striking resemblance to the young Gram Parsons.) The easygoing twee jangle of the group’s material washed down well when backing inoffensive lines like “when I see you walking down the street I’m in love,” and Vortex Guy actually has a pretty cool voice. A fun set. The Tindersticks were not much fun. Mesmerizing and filled

First and foremost, the group was undeniably suave. Like Nick Cave (to whom they’ ve often been compared on less specious, more musical grounds), the Tindersticks dress sharp and carry a unifiorm air of continental melancholy. And even when they were at their most fierce (as on the many explosions of light and sound that collected toward set’s most en@, blandmembers maintained a certain icy composure. Not so Stuart Stiples, the group’s lmushmouthed vocalist. With arms flailing and features contorted in pain (physical as well as emotional-he had to stop one song because of the strain on his vocal chords), Staples left no doubt that every line he uttered left skid marks on his emotional well-being. And violinist Dickon Hinchliff, for his part, seemed so overcome during the stark encore that I dare say a tear escaped his eye. The overwhelming darkness did leave its mark, though, especially since the set list all but ignored the debut album in favor of the more singlemindedly gloomy followup. For all the richness of their heavily-orchestrated sound, the ‘sticks did come off as something close to one trick ponies, which is why the show’s promoters did well to press the breezier Admiral into suiporting duties.


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special to Imprint f you haven’t yet become acquainted with UW Dance, now is your chance. If you have, you won’t want to miss this event. 0n Wednesday November 22, 1995, the department will welcome the public (free of charge!) for its first Informal Showing this season- The program, to be held at East Campus Hall, begins at 7:30 and includes works by faculty, students and guests -The Choreographers’ Collective. Faculty member and producer Susan Cash describes her longstanding premise behind these showings in terms of their value as informal testing grounds for new choreography. Within a supportive environment, dancers have the opportunity to share their works in progress with one another and with an audience. Although this is the last year of the Dance degree program at UW, students and faculty energetically continue to create exciting new pieces. As in the past, audiences will encounter an innovative combination of classical and conternporary styles, incorporating ballet and modem technique. Cash’s Jatest piece “Cyberfolk,” represents her desire to create a 2Oth-century folk dance celebrating communities of the future and the passage throughout current age. mis integration of tradition and novelty clearly reflects her vision of the upcoming concert, planned for March 1996. Cash fore-


sees the event as a celebration of past accomplishments and future potential. In the meantime, there will be lots to see on Wednesday, including a sample of course work related to dance history. Students enrolled in a Dance Notation/Reconstruction Workshop under the direction of faculty member Rhonda Rhyman, will preform “La Cachucha.” Influenced both by classical ballet and Spanish dancing, the fourminute-long Romantic solo was arranged by Fanny Elssler in 1836. Rhyman says that the project has given dancers a new appreciation for the technical challenges of the 19th-century. Thanks to German dance professor Frederick Zom, who notated Elssler’s solo, students can completely re-construct the original ,work from his detailed records. Student choreographers Tracy Morrey and Martha Rupert have also prepared pieces for Wednesday’s showing. Money will show several pieces incorporating oldstyle jazz and hip-hop styles as well as modem. Rupert’s work includes a new contemporary ballet solo, “Fiddle with the Devil” and an excerpt from another solo “Little Noises” - also ballet. At some point during the evening, audience members will get a taste of lively Romanian folk dancing, one of many forms studied last year in a fun-filled National dance course. Because numbers are low in the department this year, Cash decided to invite the K-W Choreographers’ Collective, a group of dancers - mostly UW grads - who supportone another in their choreographic endeavors. Generously funded by the City of Waterloo, the

CollecGve serves as a creative outlet for local talent and has already made several successful public appearances. In September, the group performed at the Cambridge Arts Festival and received a standing ovation. That night at Wilfrid Laurier University, the Collective contributed three pieces to “Night Music,” an evening dedicated to the arts. Their second formal show “Spit Second,” held at the Waterloo Community Arts Centre on September 30, met with a full house. The Collective will show several works from this event at the Informal Showing next week. Jackie Latendresse, a Dance graduate and founding member of the Collective, will share excerpts from *‘Fool,” a piece aired on Rogers Cable TV last July, and ‘The Spree,” commissioned for Victoria Park 100’s New Year’sEveshow. When asked to describe her style, Latendresse said “My most recent trend is . .. quirky isolations of exterior body parts in relation to deep internalizations.” Her subjects range from the silly to disturbing and she says her pieces evolve experimentally. With this in mind, it’ s sure to be an interesting evening. The department may be small this year, but the enthusiasm and energy doesn’t appear to have waned. Through its years of existence, UW Dance has made outstanding contributions to the university arts community. Now more that ever it needs support, as the talent from within seeks to establish roots throughout society. Come on out on the 22nd for a preview of what’s planned for the grand finale next spring. See for yourselves that while structures may crumble, spirit need not.

Power, Corruption and Lies department, will be coming to a theatre near you! It is not just yol:r ordinary musical, but a musical that ventures the human fascination with fame and fortune+ Set in the ’ early 1930’s, it reveals the story of Moxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two i “sensational jazz babies ,” who murder their sceptical lovers and go on to a new life of media-immortality as Vaudeville stars. The musical this. The fmt massage scene comes a&r is a combination of Vaudeville acts in which each part of the story serves UW Drama Presents Chicago as the untaught lesson to the innoTheatre of the Arts cent, where society cares for nothWednesday November 22nd to Saturday November 25 th ing more than money, power and fame. The play is a warped and distorted picture of reality, where by Jenny Gee morality becomes an echo into the special to Imprint past as the very belief that “everything has its price” becomes a fact. the newest of the There is an ample amount of humour in this play as plots twist sented by the UW Drama

and turn to the wide array of liars, cheaters and bootlickers: Billy Fly~, the great legal beagle, who mocks the judicial system by playing it against-itselfi Matron Mama Morton, the prison warden who is driven throughout by her love of money; Mary Sunshine, the pop journalist whose maudlin self-serving style makes victims out of killers. Chicugu, written by Fredd Ebb, Bob Fosse & John Kander may seem to be a very sombre and apathetic, but Ebb and Kander, the creators of Cubaret ~MI Kiss of the Spider Woman are masters in creating strong themes and generating it to become a musical with a p&pose-including good old-fashioned entertainment. The spectacular prtiuction of the musical Chicugo will be soon playing at the Theatre of the Arts. It will be playing from November 22” 25, starting at 8 pm. Admission is $10 general public or $8 students/ seniors. Tickets are available through Theatre Centre Box Office (H.H.) or by calling 885 - 4908. Seats are limited, so get them quick. Warning: this play contains mature subject matter, viewer discretion is advised. So to all you kiddies out there - Sex it is!

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Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everybody. An untouchable concept by an untouchable artist. Whether down with the KRS style or not, one can not deny the everlasting affect he has had on the sub-culture of hip-hop. If you think he is just another half-steppin’ Brooklyn punk with something to prove, please skip this article and pick up the new Ozzy Osboume or something. You’re obviously lost in the rap world, and thus, this was not written for you, understand? Just playing. But seriously, for those who already know, and for those who want to be down with the Boogie Down Productions ideology, listen up for a little dose of the newest chapter of hip-hop history. One of the most admirable characteristics of KRS-ONE is his ability to maintain and support his trademark flavourin adingy, slimy, rap marsh of false MC’s and perpetrators. The voice of the “blastmaster” is always the purest and full of the most substance dishin’ out lessons for life sprinkled with various warnings and dripping with mad intellect. Disregard the real truth and you might just get played out like that kid, what’s his name? Ummm, oh yeah, Webster. What the hell ever happened to that little pipsqueak? Anyway, this album’s lead track flexes with crazy strength. “M.C.‘s Act Like They Don’t Know” was released a few months back, and it blew up like Chernobyl. Produced by the one and only D-J. Premier, lyrics that hit hard like Ken Griffey Jr.intertwine magically like an

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Imprint staB Her career, Madonna admits, has been plagued with controversy from its beginning. On the inner flap of the cover of her newish album, Sumething to Remember, she writes that she thinks that in light of this controversy, her music has been ignored. In the past, there has always been a conflict between Madonna’s music and her politics. Many prefer to separate the two- She has repeatedly done outrageous things to ensure the public eye remains on her. I’d like to suggest, perhaps, that Madonna has always been acutely aware that by exposing her body, she has not been exposing her soul. I would like further to

tures of Liz Fraser, while “Half-

With the release of Four CuZendar Cafe, many people had written off the Cocteau Twins as another victim of the ‘*advancing age means advancing mediocrity” synLiz Fraser sang with a drome. merely mortal voice, and though pleasant enough, you knew that the band was capable of much, much better. Well, much (but not much much) better would describe these two domestically released EPs, both containing four new tracks, and both hailing a return of the old, blopsie, unintelligable Liz we know and love. They’re diametrically opposed in style, one complimenting the other. &Ug/z~~ was released first, and represents perhaps the most stripped down and acoustic songs the band has ever attempted. Good news is, they turn out very well. “Pink Orange Red” contains some simple piano swathes that softly compliment the smooth vocal tex-

Gifts” utilizes a string quartet to positively charming effect. As for0rIzemexq this is essentially a Seefeel product featuring Liz Fraser on vocals, and if you like Seefeel, you’re certain to love this. The biggest weakness of this ambient, synthesizer melange is the tendancy to bury Liz’s vocals in the mix, which is half the reason to listen to the bland in the first place. Nevertheless, if you get past this fact (and to balance things oul the %i&,&s EP puts the vocals front and centre) it’s rather pleasant listening. “Feet Like Fins” is the standout, as it surronds you with synthesized chords and deep rumbling bass with Liz’s vocals looped endlessly in the background. The last track is a remix of “Cherry Coloured Funk” from 1990’s Heaven or Lus Vegas, that completely dispenses with the lead vocals and concentrates on the backing track through the original. Fair enough, but I much prefer the first versionAll in ali, if they combine the ideas of these two EPs they’ll come up with an album (slated for release in April} that will be a strong return to form. Until then, these releases are here to enjoy.

her own, something that Madonna has indisputably shown herself to be capable of. Certainly, she can survive without public approval of her actions. All three of these songs are enveloped with emotion. Madonna, in the past, has had the reputation of expertlycontrolling what the public does and does not know about her. Instead, however, on this album, the simplicity of the songs coupled with her matured voice allows her genuine emotion to filter through. The entire album itself has a

and pure tracks thataccentuate Madonna’s musical talent. “Crazy for You” especially is improved from being a 1980’s pop hit to being a passionate song about the unity of two people in love. “Live to Tell” underwent a similar transformation, and is now a telling song about surviving the bad times. The only two songs that don’t seem to belong on this aIbum are “I’ll Remember” (theme song for With Honours) and ‘This Used to be my Playgroun&‘(theme song for A League of Their Own), b& of which still have Hollywood written aI over themThe superficial voice and lyr-


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xmprint staff herbal blend with a baseline that is simply obese. When this track came out, heads worldwide realized that a true pioneer had reemerged once again with the style of a specialist. Crisp as burnt bacon. Always looking for wisdom, I found much inspiration on this album. Tracks like “The Truth” and “Health, Wealth, Self’ reveal knowledge unparalled. “Free Mumia” (featuring Channel Live) and %E.A.LI+T.Y .“, represent the essence of the KRS-ONE concept - real street knowledge broken down into a language easily understood by the masses. Those who appreciate party beats and grooves that stimulate the head nod factor will also get their fill on this album. 0ne of the tightest tracks I have heard in a long time, “Represent The Real Hip Hop” (featuring Das EFX) throws out the Brooklyn vibe like no other. Dope. And of course, this suggest that Madonna, by exposing so little about her inner-self, has cleverly manipulated the focus of media attention on herself. Controversy must be created, so that no one notices that they know VW little about what Madonna is really like. In light of this knowledge, Madonna has released Something to&member&n, quietly, without fanfare. She will not grace the cover of magazines and she will not tour. Instead, she will work quietly at Maverick, her own record company, producing and supporting newer artis& Meanwhile, she hopes that her music will gain the credit that she believes it deserves. She insists that the masquerade is getting old, and that “the show is over, say good-bye” in “Take a Bow,” seeming to indicate that Madonna means what she says. Admittedly, there are only

review would be crazy whack if I didn’t bring attention to the track “Build Ya Skillz” which features the heIp of the groggy-voiced Busta Rhymes. Produced by DiamondD, it contains a beat that real bass freaks can get off on. Classic KRS. Mad Lion also represents lovely on the track “Wannabemceez.” Phat This is one album that cannot be f@*ked with. With so many sloppy artists in the game, it’s refreshing to see a true rap wizard stay on point with bonafide talent. In “Build Ya Skills,” he tells it like it is: “rappers talk too much shit and can’t back it up with lyric.” So before you go waste your money on another Kriss Kross disc, step into the realm of the real. Sleep on this album and close a door to true hip-hop. Pick up KM-ONE or get left in the darkness, fumbling around with garbage like Skee-Lo and such. ‘Till next time, keep your head up. Peace.

three new songs on this albumcomposed exclusively of her ballads. The fust track T Want You,” performed with Massive Attack, has a clubbish, raspy sound. “One More Chance” features an acoustic guitar accompa.niment,a wonderful track that accentuates the maturity that Madonna’s voice has developed. “You’ll See” is a song about being able to survive on

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found on her other albums, the exception perhaps being Bedtime Stories. The album also features ten previously released tracks, fromvaried moments in her career. Most of them have been rerecorded, andthe result is a collection of simplified

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are gone. The hits that everyone is sick of do not make an appearance here. Instead, Madonna has pre-sented an album till of what she considers to be her best work, and hopes that her music will be recognized with the credit it so obviously deserves-

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You remember Martin Lawrence. He had his own television show on Fox. He appeared on Saturday Night Live. He got banned from television. Sure, so he exercised a little bit of badjudgement by using bits of his stind-up routine on network televisionNever mind that even Eddie Murphy knew when to say when, when it came to using his shit on television, Oh well, I guess we’ll just have to watch his HBO specials and listen to this album. If you want to get this album because you liked his sitcom and the stuff he did there, then you are in for a big surprise. He does some nasty shit on this aibum, though probably not at quite the same level as the aforementioned Mr. Murphy. Martin covers all the necessary

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The boys of Big Sugar have given us a little something to chew on during our stopover on our wait for their next L.P. A small snack to tide us over. To some, the snack is adequate with plenty of flavour, while others might find that only the meal will suffice. Deur M. F. is partially new material, partially instrumentai, partially aid material, partially live, and completely rockin’. Overall though, our snack kind of smells like a contract obligation. To say that Dear M.F+ smells like a contract obligation is not an entirely negative comment. The leading track (and consequently its

bases on this one, from washing your ass to John Wayne Bobbitt. He has some really funny points, but the Bobbitt bit has to be the funniest thing on the album. I don’t know why but I find one of the funniest things in the world to be when a black comedian or rapper imitates a white person’ s voice, and MarGn makes Bobbitt sound like the messed up dude that he is. Like many black comedians, Martin takes the token shots at white people. However, these are about as offensive as hockey’s OtUnless you’re a tawa Senators. member of the Heritage Front, KKK, Nazis or other white supremacist groups, you will probably be laughing too much to get offended- We all need to lighten up anyway and Mmin allows us to do just that, taking a good-natured look at us poor white folk. And of course, what would a male comedy album be without women jokes. From Wush Yo’ A ** to dumping a woman because she has a messed up eye, members of the female population may become offended by comonly selling point) “Dear Mr. Fantasy7” is a really excellent Traffic cover. All the distortion and bluesy feel you’ve come to expect, while still maintaining the original elements of the song. The next two tracks, “Goodbye Train” and “Motherless Children,” first appeared on Big Sugar’s

so their initial impact dampened. “Goodbye

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merits made my Mr. Lawrence. Again, however, it’s not meant to piss anybody off and all the remarks are about women that he once knew, fictitious or not. If you don’t offend easily and enjoy good black comedy, then this album is a very good addition to your comedy collection. This is a solid collection that should leave you laughing hard for quite some time. If you get offended easily, then do not get this album. (Of course, the Explicit Lyrics label would be your first, hint to stay away in the first place.) the feel of Five Hundred Pounds’ “Ride Like Hell” and is a super follow-up to “Dear Mr. Fantasy.” “Motherless Children” is a somewhat morbid tune; actually it’s a really morbid tune. It finds Gordie howling “No one can love you like your mother can/Mother’s dead/ Mother’s dead” I guess that tiis is as bad as tie blues get; certainly worse than your dog or cat leaving you. “Night In Tunisia” is an interesting instrumental with lots of twists and turns? sometime sounding like Toronto’s Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, and other times the song takes a more jaz ZJJ feel. The musical landscapes of “Leadbe 11~” is an excellent w ray to round out the album. Also an instrumental we find ourselves “part of a live experience” as Gordie and the boys blow through over seven minutes of jarnmin’. He’s one flaming M.F. All in all, a good snack*

This is the worst CD in my collection. Do not buy the new Bill Usher and the Space Heaters CD. I picked this disk up because I thought it looked like something sarcastic and amusing. With titles like “Baby Boomers Go Boom!” and “They Called Him ‘Queer”’ I thought this was a band 1 could laugh with, not at. But alas, I can only laugh at myself for thinking this could’ve been any good. The CD started off making me think my radio was on the adult contemporary station. The title track features Bill Usher complaining. It’s hard to tell what he’s talking about, due to the music behind him, but I think it had something to with his pregnant girlfriend, but somehow, it doesn’t

There was one spot where Bill shows the pote:ntial at humour, but he comes across sounding like a fool * “Slow Dancing In the Ballroom of Life” opens with the line “Suzanne takes me down, no, not to the river, but to the city.” 1 can’t believe this guy thinks he can compare his song with Leonard Cohen’s* It’s just wrong! What else is wrong is Bill Usher rapping. Yes, kids, it happened” Bill tackles the issue of the role of women in society when he does “Her Name is ‘Woman.” It’s somewhat reminisciznt of Morris Minor and the Majors (“No Sleep ‘Til Bedtime”) witlhout the sense of humour. That pretty much sums up the whole CD: no sense of humour. I imagine that was the intent, but it just doesn’t work. This CD :is terrible. Even my roommate doesn’t like it. Don’t buy Bill Usher and the Space Heaters. If you see it in the store, turn and run the other way. You will not be safe until every last copy of this CD has been dlestroyed!

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The success of Hemingway Corner’s self-titled debut took the music world by surprise in the fall of 1993, not least of all the duo itself, David Martin and Johnny Douglas. Both were established singer/songwriters in their own right, Martin a native Georgian transplanted to Los Angeles, Douglas a Canadian working in Nashville. With five Top 10 singles,

Hemingway Corner proved to be one of the most promising new groups on the Canadian music scene. But the same period that saw titles like “Man on a Mission” and ‘6Love, Love, Love” climb the charts saw Hemingway Corner’s existence as a band fall into question. The strains of extensive touring and a strong desire to pursue his established career as a writer and producer saw Douglas leave the project and return to Nashville. This led to the creation of a new band as Scott Dibble and Mark Sterling join musical forces with founder David Martin. Scott Dibble has been an important member of the Queen St. scene in Toronto for years - as illustrated by his work withBig Sugarand Barenaked Ladies. Sterling, something of a guitar prodigy and multi-ins&umentalist who began his professional career at 15, is a remarkably versatile guitarist schooled in traditional blues. Scott brings his folk tradition while Martin is influenced by his listening to the radio as a kid. Somehow these three distinctive

writing talents have combined to create Under The Big Sly, complete with lush three-part harmonies, soaring guitars, heartfelt emotions, and seductive melodies. From the buoyant optimism of the opening track, “Big Sky,” through to the group’scoverof Neil Young’s “Tell Me Why,” which appeared on the Young tribute album Burrowed Tunes, the group fails to inspire. The song that’s a mix of everybody’s talent is “Stick Around,” one of their first songs written together, a real rootsy feel, but an indication of their discontinuity. Still vibrant with warm sentiments, Urzder The Big Sky fails to fulfill that earlier promise. While “Make It Up As You Go” uses acoustic guitar, harmonies, a smooth flow in dealing with how the record came together the track is still co-written by Johnny Douglas. Meanwhile tunes like “Annabelle” with its faded vocals and harmonica, or “Wild Honey” with a southern country twang, and others like “Heavy” don’t do anything but trundle along. With the quick turnover in the band the downturn must be expected; however the group’s talent should be able to bring forth better material in the future.

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Virtually unheard of before Eddie Vedder sunk his claws into her words and music, the spotlight is back where it belongs shining on that quirky cesspool of bubbles, Victoria Williams. T!zis Momenf !I! Torunto basically appeared out of nowhere; who would have thought a live album on her first tour, and who would have thought Toronto‘? Recorded at the Bathurst Street Theatre last March, Williams justified why so many musicians reached out to her to help. Thank Gawd there’s no Dave Pirner on here to steal some of the thunder of Williams’ brilliant songwriting. Her singing is as unique as instantly recognizing Kermit the frog in her child-like warbly timidity.

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And bet! This Moment In Toronto in a good buy. It takes a good selection from last year’s hose, the album post-&eel &&$that garnered exceptional critical acclaim, as well as previous albun-6~~~~ 7%e Stutue. Of course you’ll fmd “Crazy Mary” and “Summer Of Drugs” the way they were intended as folk oriented, rather than angst ridden. “Summer of Drugs” takes an interesting turn as Williams bridges in the Beatles “Dear Prudence” to complete it. The imp&tance of this album is more a historical document in the Victoria Williams catalogue, that captures her music, and performance as an entertainer to what she has built up to. This is an album that people who love Victoria Williams are going to want to get their hands on. It captures her kindred spirit, her humour, and, yes, even her dog, as well as the barebones aspect of what her music is all about, Although an album of new material can’t be too far in the future, This Moment In Toronto will hold you over.



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by Patrick WUkins ImpIiIBt staff Yes, kiddies, it’s a brand-new movie soundtrack jam-packed with fun and exciting bands you know and love. Does this sound familiar? MuZZrafs. Written and directed by Kevin Smith, barely graduated from film school, a young man with too much time on his hands, writing about other young men with too much time on their handsC/e&s, shot on a tiny budget in black and white, and winner of the Sundance Filmmaker’s Trophy, is an incredible piece of filmmaking. hfullrats is an unofficial sequel to CZe&s, heavily financed on the Hollywood principle that everything’s better the second time around - or at least easier than coming up with something original. This isn’t a movie review. But one should realize how much Kevin Smith has sold out here. Clerks starred Brian “Who?” 0’ l-Ialloran.~~//~~~s stars Shannon “90210” Doherty. The soundtrack, like the movie, tries far too hard for the lost ideal of GenX credibility. There’s the super-cool lineup, trendy hard-to-read lettering on the sleeve, and even a stereogram on the cover. Heaven help us if future anthropologists judge my culture by this album,

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avoid being lost amidst a sea of

Smut Bomb’s “Hatid IV’ and, dis-

trendy music and thus gain the distinction of being the first to annoy. Weezer play their chord with the same grace as always. Sponge demons&ate the inherent annoyance of the word “Seventeen,” by saying it far too much. The Elastica song is an Elastica song. Girls Against Boys do a great Nirvana imitation.

None of these tracks are unlistenable. They’re just all the same. Not even the inclusion of over six minutes of movie clips can help. Indeed, the dialogue snippets only make the GenX reaching more noticeable, with none of the heart of Clerkx’ original script. “Kryptonite Condoms” is funny the first few times. The other five minutes don’t fare as well, ranging from trying too hard to be trendy to down-

hearteningly, manage to fit in. It’s an older track,, however, like many of the selections here. None of these tracks are outtakes or rarities; the only reason to buy this CD would be in worship of the GenX deity, (and we all know that GenX is the generation without a god). The most refreshing song on this album is The Goops’ “Build Me Up Buttercup.” With more punk energy but not half the emotion of the original 1968 Foundations’ song, the track nonetheless provides a. nice break to the Mailrats’ style. From there the soundtrack takes zum upturn, with Sublime’s reggae-style “Smoke Two Joints,” and Silverchair’ s “Stoned’* rounding out the “drugs” third of sex, drugs, and corpo-alternarock ‘n’ roll. More tracks like Subllime, or at least more variety than overproduced alternative, would have helped this soundtrack. Who knows? Perhaps arranged differently, melanged with a few different styles, this would be a good soundtrack. On their own, none of these tracks are overtly terrible, most are good, and a few are rathler catchy. Piled together as they are, however, I feel the urge to throw- this CD from a fifteen-storey building, in a metaphoric sacrifice to the gods of pop culture, the evil that Coupland has brought upon us.

band and, in particular, lead singer Mick Hucknall. The first time I heard “Holding Back the Years,” I was hooked. This album does nothing short of bore me to tears though, and I feel cheated for expecting more. Life is Simply Red’s fifth album and is currently doing quite well on the British charts, if that means anything to you. Hucknall describes Lifie as a “celebration” of the differences between people, a sharp contrast of the sixties’ “we’re all the same” attitude. While you can’t knock the subject matter, it’s not necessarily subject matter that sells CDs. The main folJ y of Life is its overly mellow and repetitive tunes. There is almost no variation in tempo, aside from the not so huge shift from slow to slower, and Hucknall’s vocals stay relatively calm and unenthusiastic. “Out on the Range,” buried in the back of the CD, is perhaps the

exception to the banalities of L,@. HucknaIl explores the realm of loneliness in this bluesy tune. This song is also a prime example of the intimacy that Hucknall is trying to achieve. “You Mike Me Believe” explores the roles that lovers play within relationships (“Sometimes you’re my mama/sometimes my baby girl”) and, again, effectively reveals Huclknall’s innermost thoughts and feelings. Other songs, such as “So Beautiful,” “So Many People” and “Never Never Love” contain the same honesty and self-exploration, but the music lacks the passion and intensity of the lyrics. The bulk of the album can be described in one Hucknall-composed line: “You’re so beautiful but oh so boring.” If Hucknall’s intent was to frame his intimate feelings with soft, unobtrusive music, this album works. Musically however, it is uninventive and tiresome.

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