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Meningitis scare sweeps Waterloo Students swarm immunization clinics by Owen Imprint

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n outbreak of meningitis in the Kitchener-WaterIoo region has prompted a mass immunization of university students. The immunizations were the continuation of a program to vaccinate everyone aged 2 to 22 in the region. Meningitis attracted public attention in early December when Michelle Risi, a l&year-old Kitchener girl, became afflicted with the disease and tragically died on December 4. By December 13, three more cases of meningitis were diagnosed, all involving the same strain of the bacteria, sero group C. One case, involved a l&year-old boy, who was hospitalized to receive treatment and remains there recovering. The other two cases involved KW residents in the 20-22 age group. One of the youths has recovered enough to leave the hospital, while the other remains under supervised care. Later in the same week, a young Guelph woman was diagnosed with the same group C meningitis. Despite living in Guelph, the woman was exposed to the bacteria I in the K-W area, though health officials did not specify how her case was connected to earlier cases. They did, however, reveal that two of the infected individuals were at the same night club on the same night, bu! did not disclose the location or date of the incident. A further case of meningitis possibly linked to the region was reported yesterday. A 23-year old Mississauga man is in hospital with what may be group C meningitis. Officials say he likely contracted the disease after attending a New Year’s party in Waterloo. . Health officials responded to the outbreak of the deadly bacteria by organizing a mass immunization program, initially for all residents of K-W aged 12-22, the age group most susceptible to infection. Clinics at six area high schools ran 12 hours a day from December 20 to December 29, vaccinating some 50,000 young people. On December 31, another Kitchener resident, 18year-old Melissa Maharaj, succumbed to the disease. Though the young woman had been vaccinated five days

prior to becoming ill, the body requires up to two weeks from the time of vaccination to build immunity. In addition, about 15% of people do not respond to the vaccine. The second fatality caused by meningitis prompted health officials to accelerate a second phase of the immunization program that aimed to reach all K-W residents aged 2-l L Line-ups at the clinics were long, and anxious parents had to wait up to two and a half hours to get their child vaccinated. By January 5, approximately 70,000 young people had been administered the vaccine. Explains Dr. Barbara Schumacher, Director of Health Services at UW, the immunization campaign includes people between the ages of 2 - 22 since they are the most susceptible to infection. By vaccinating the group most at risk, protection is-conferred to the rest of the population. Though viral meningitis is fairly common, the current outbreak involves a particularly potent bacterial strain of the disease, caused by the sero group C bacterium. The disease is transmitted through saliva or mucus, so people should avoid sharing drinks, cigarettes, utensils, or kissing. To accommodate students 22 and under, on?campus immunization clinics began in the Student Life Centre on Wednesday and continue until tonight at 6 p.m. Anxious students flooded the SLC throughout the clinics to get the shot. While no numbers were available at press time, volunteers said thousands of students had received the shot by the end of the first day. Students over 22 are not eligible for the free vaccination at the public clinics. Older students who want the shot can get a prescription from a doctor. Students covered by the Student Supplementary Health Plan can get the vaccine prescription filled for free. Dr. Schumacher stated, “We are aware that those who do not meet the community Health Department criteria for free vaccine are having difficulty finding pharmacies who have vaccine to fill their prescriptions. At the present time we are attempting to secure a supply of vaccine from the manufacturer.” Allaying concerns expressed by students who were on campus last term but are now on work terms, Schumacher pointed out that those students “have passed the incubation period for the strain of meningococcal bacterium

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which we are concerned about, and if they are not returning to campus, they are no longer at risk.” Students should remember that the vaccination can take up to two weeks to take effect, and that 15% ofpeople do not respond to the vaccine. Students should therefore avoid risky behaviours, like sharing drinks, cigarettes and so on even after they receive the shot. See page 11 fur more itrfomation symproms uf mlingiris. L

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UW student dies in gang-shooting Family says death a case of mistaken identity by Adam Imprint p

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irst year IJW physics student Kapilan Palasanrhiran was shot and killed in a Toronto doughnut shop on December 27. Two of his friends, aged 17 and 22, were seriously injured. One person remains in hospital while the other was treated and released. Palasanthiran, 19, loved science and math and modeled his life after legendary scientists such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Students returning to St. Paul’s

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United College, the residence where Palasanthiran lived, were shocked upon hearing the news of his death. “It’s hard to believe that it could happen to him,” says Dave Machacek, Senior Don at the College. Police were called to Cross Country Donuts around 1O:OO p.m. on the evening of December 27 after four hooded gunmen,’ in their late teens to early twenties, walked to a window outside where Palasanthiran and his friends were sitting and fired at least 11 to 12 shots. Homicide detectives have not established a motive for the attack. As reported by the Toronto Star, Vinitha

Gengatharan, cousin of the deceased, believes the shooting was a case of mistaken identity by gang members. “What they did was shoot my cousiq because he was Sri Lankan and they thought that he must have belonged to one of those gangs because he was at that doughnut store and that’s this gang’s territory.” Since 1994, rival \Y/T and AK Kannan gangs have been involved in numerous shootings in the area. A memorial service will be held for Palasanthiran this Sunday. The service starts at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s United College chapel.


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Frosh weeksto see‘changes by Peter Lenardon Imprint staff

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he Provost’s Advisory Committee on Orientation (PACO) has released a report containing guidelines for all future Orientation Week events at LJW. While much of the report’s content has been in effect unofficially for some time, it is the first time that policies regarding Frosh Week have been fprmally articulated. Highlights of the rep&t include new guidelines controlling events that include alcohol, mandatory training for all Orientation leaders and the creation of an Orientation Advisory Committee. The main objective of the report is to state explicitly the purposes and principles which should guide the ‘Federation Orientation Committee (FOC) and all of the Fresh leaders in designing programs for Orientation Week. It also affirms the university’s belief in the value of Orientation Week. The report articulates the purpose of Orientation forfirst year students, upper year students and the university as well as principles of respect, communication, collaboration, balance and moderation, accountability and acceptance for all those involved in Frosh Week. Respect for the dignity and well-being of participants, “accountability among all participants for their actions and activities,” and ensuring a beneficial introduction “to the academic, social, residential and community aspects of University life

in a safe, fun and healthy manner” are among the guiding principles for Orientation. “Our hope is that every activity can be measured against those principles,” said Catharine Scott, Director of Human Resources and Student Services and Chair of PACO.

New committee report creates university wide principles etiphasizingsafety, fun and health. OT particular concern is communication among the various faculties, residences and affiliated colleges involved with orientation so that programming does not conflict and a “consistency of approach to all issues” is maintained. In the past, each faculty or residence set the rules as to when or whether Orientation leaders could drink alcohol in the presence of first year students, The report -states unambiguously that no Frosh leaders are tQ drink alcohol while “acting in their capbcity as Frosh leader.” Thejguidelines also prohibit activities that offei an unlimited amount of alcohol for a flat kharge or “all you can drink” social events. /Further, any money generated through ,the sale of Frosh kits cannot inII i1

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considered unless they have. completed the required sessions, Other new features of Orientation Week include the forming of the Orientarion Advisory Committee. This committee will be comprised of University administration-types who will oversee all of the administrative concerns like venues for events, event size and safety. The FOC, chaired bv Heather Fawcett. Snecial Events Cobrdinator for the Federaiion of Students, consists of all the Qrientation representatives from the various faculties and residences. The FOC is responsible for the delivery of all Orientation Week programs anti will report to the Orientation Advisory Committee (OAC), as well as their respective Deans, on a regular basis. The OAC &ill then ensure that all faculties, colleges and administrations are well informed as to programming and planning. A general information meeting will be held on January 15, at L?:OO p.m. in the Student Life Center Multipurpose Room in order to address any concerns or questions from the university community.

back in to comfort them. Wong kept his head while many other passengers were in a panic. He also led three passengers through waist-deep snow towards rescue crews on the runway and led the team back to the plane. Only after seeing his mother did Wong allow himself to feel scared. “I ran into the terminal and I just hugged my mom and told her I was alive and that I was really lucky,” he told the K-W Record. Though Wong suffered only a sore back, the Shanbhag brothers were not so lucky. Parag suffered a broken right leg while Maneesh suffered several fractures in his left leg. He underwent reconstructive surgery and is expected to remain in hospital for a few weeks. Air Canada has offered the services of trauma specialists and $S,OOO compensa’ tion to the passengers. Wong told the K-11’ Kecum’ that he wasn’t sure whether cept it or not, “I don’t understand

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wh) they’re giving me money when my friends are still in hospital,” he said. “They should wait until everything is settled down and back to-normal to compensate people.”

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Weeks will be required to complete four Orientation training sessions which cover topics like peer pressure, drug and alcohol awareness and Sexual Harassment. A central registry wilI be kept to record which students have completed the sessions. The sessions were required in the past, but attendance was not strictly enforced. Candidates for Orientation leader will not be .

n the late hours of Tuesday, December 16, 1997, Air Canada Flight 646 from Toronto was preparing to touch down at the Fredricton runway, bringing home three UW students for the holidays, when something went desperately wrong. The airplane spun out of control after sliding off the runway, coming to a stop when a tree punctured the fuselage, pinning passengers in their seats. None of the 39 people aboard were killed One of the passengers, Charles Wang,. a computer science student at UW currently on a work term, described the experience in an interview with theK1YKecurd “It felt like an exhibition ride, but we didn’t know where we were going.” Two other LJW students were. also aboard. Brothers Maneesh and Parag Shanbhag were also flying home, and the crash found Parag, a first year engineering student, and Maneesh, a second year engineeringstudent,pinned between theirseats and the luggage compartment. It was their friend Wong who went

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elude the cost of alcohol for any event. The only way first year students are to purchase alcohol during Orientation Week is on a ‘4pay as you drink” basis as in any licenced bar. As before, drinking games or anything that “enqourages the over consumption of alcohol’* are prohibited. All Orientation leaders for future Frosh

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UW Clinical Psychology pro: gram has been crowned the second best in North America, based on a study of scores compiled from a professional exam. UW Clinical Psychology graduates are shadowed only by those from the University of Oregon. The next Canadian university in line was Simon Fraser University, which came in 33rd out of 185 schools in North America. The study is based on scores from the exam that is required for a psychologist CO be licensed to practice. This is the first

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time schools have been ranked by score and the results publicized, according to fir. Richard Steffy, director of LJW’s Clinical Psychology pfogram. The success of the program is a result of “excellent students” who have built a good reputation not only academically, but also among employers through internships and work placements, Steffy said. Only five out of 200 applicants are accepted into the six year Ph.D program. Steffy does not predict increased comperition to get into the program now that IJW’s second place finish has been well-publicized. “We already have ..a good set of applicants. . .it would be hard for the program to improve,” he noted.


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Tuition to increase Possible 20 per cent increase a “slap in the face.” 017

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niversity tuition may in crease by up to 20 per cent in the next two years, following an announcement made by provincial Minister of Education David Johnson last December. The provincial government has given universities the goahead to raise tuition by up to 10 per cent in each of the next two years, and has paved _. the way for deregulation of some university programs Under the new announcement, colleges and universities can implement a five per cent tuition hike in both 1998-99 and 1999-2000, provided that they expand their science and technology programs. They can raise tuition an additional five per cent in each of those years by making “educational program improvements,” a term which, says UW Federation of Students VP Education Jeff Gardner, is still unclear. As with the last tuition increase, at least 30 per cent of fees collected from the increases must be set aside for student bursaries and scholarships. UW President James Downey is certain UW will take advantage of the allowed tuition increases. “We need additional revenues, and I wish more of it were coming from the government,” he said. However, there are many decisions to be made before it is decided just how much tuition will go up. Asked how UW will expand its science and technology programs and make kducational improvements, Downey noted that “we’re simply looking to try and maintain good quality education for everybody.” He

computer science and other nonprofessional fields are highly likely to get good jobs. Downey also has his sights set on deregulating UW’s co-op program, which is “expressely designed to lead to employment.” The province is allowing for deregulation of some college programs where job opportunities for graduates are “virtually guaranteed and income after graduation

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is substantial,” and Downey suggests that this logic be applied to university co-op programs as well. “I prefer, as a matter of principle, for universities to be in a position to set their own fees,” said Downey. “If I can’t have complete deregulation, then I want the broadest possible definition of what constitutes a professional program.” The university president will be meeting with provincial representatives later this month for clarification on this point. Downey emphasized that even with massive deregulation, students shouldn’t anticipate a significant increase in fees, “It’s just not fair to people,” said Downey. “Any increase will be gradual over time.” In some programs, fees may even decrease. “There’s no reason to think that the government is any wiser at making decisions tlian the universities themselves,“Downey notes. Student leaders were left reeling by the province’s announcement. Says Gardner, it

Downey has his sights set on deregulating the co-op program. added that UW is not looking to make expansion possible, but rather to “just to do the best job we can.” The provincial government will also be allowing universities to set their own fees for graduate and “professional” programs, an announcement that has created sqme confusion among universi ty administrators. Said Downey, the government’s definition of “professional” is unclear. “It depends on what principle informs this decision,” he said. “Is it job prospects?” Explains Downey, while UW graduates in some professional programs, such as architecture, aren’t certain of getting high-paying jobs, graduates of

came at a great time for university administrators, but, in the midst of exams and just before the Christmas holidays, “the worst time for student protests.” Basically, he says, “they’re hoping that students aren’t going to care enough t? go after them.” The last tuition hikes (announced last February and allowing universities to increase average tuition by up to 10 per cent), didn’t affect the average overall enrollment - indeed, enrollment at Waterloo saw a marginal increase. However, according to Gardner, “The jury’s still out on whether they affect retention” (i.e., the number of dropouts after enrollment). It is as yet

unknown whether dropouts are caused by academic or monetary issues. “My theory is, it’s money,” saydardner. Meanwhile, the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) remain in dire need of reform, despite Ontario Premier Mike Harris’ promise that tuition would not be increased again until OSAP was fixed. In light of this, student leaders are even more insulted by the tuition increase;

slap in the face. . . it’s reaily frustrating,” says Gardner. Though the government nas announced a revamped OSAP will be in place in time for September of 1998, no details of the new program have been given. Summing up student leaders’s plan of action on the tuition issue, Gardner says, “In the short term, our biggest plans are to push for a comprehensive student aid package. Our long term goal: wait for election day.”

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Students to protest tuition hike by Chestine

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he Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is encouraging university students across Canada to join in a classroom walkout to protest increasing student debt. They are calling for the Liberal government to freeze tuition and replace the existing student loan sysFern with a more extensive student grant system. The protest will take place January 28 on campuses nationwide. Asked if UW students will participate, UW Federation of Students VP Education Jeff Gardner stated that, “We are not march-

ing with them. They [the Liberal governmerit] don’t care for that kind of action.” At the federal level, UW students are represented by the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), who is neither endorsing nor denouncing the protest. CASA agrees that an improved system of student grants is needed, but it is not opposed to tuition increases provided that the extra monies are spent on improving the quality of education. “One can understand the frustration ’ that lies behind it [the protest],” says UW President James Downey, “but I don’t think it will be very effective, from a poli tical point of view.” Jean Chretien’s com-

merit on the recent protest at UBC, where students were pepper-sprayed by RCMP officers, has indicated that the federal government is not responsive to this type of opposition. Both Powney and the Feds feel that the protest will only bring negative pubiiciry to the student debt issue. Jn fact, Gardner thinks that the demonstration will have a “deleterious effect because what the public will remember is whining university students.” The Chretien government has paid more attention to post-secondary education since creation of The Roundtable. This discussion group is currently dealing with many of the pressing issues concerning post-secondary education, Participants include the federal government, student associations in&ding CASA and CFS, as well as the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and the Associa-

tion of Universities and Colleges ofcanada (AU(X). There are also concerns that the protest will undermine support for The Roundtable and only serve to fragment the university community. Since CFS is an active participant in the Round Tabie sessions, students are asking why these issues are not being resolved through discussions. A strong and united voice is especially critical since “the federal government has done more this year to recognize the needs of university students than it has in a Iong time,” says President Downey. In spite of the progress made in the recent year, UW students are still watching their debt loads increase. By 1999, graduating students will have seen a 58% increase in their tuition relative to what they paid in first year. Likewise, community college students will also have experienced a 52% hike in tuition fees.

NEWSIN BRIEF complied by Jessica Kwik, John Meagher and Eleanor Grant special to Imprint

Artic storm blacks-out Quebec Mi1lions in Quebec were blacked our Tuesday due to a freezing rain storm that cut off power to more than 750,000 homes and buildings. The province’s main highway was shut down, schools closed and trains, buses and planes were delayed. The ice, which accumulated on tree limbs and power lines, caused Hydro-Quebec’s worst blackout ever. Environment Canada forecasters did not blame the Pacific warm weather effect, El Nino, for the poor conditions, Meteorologists pointed to a cold arctic ridge for the stor,m.

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The aboriginal community will receive an apology and funds far programs directed towards former residential school students. The federal government has refused in the past to apologize for the school system which estranged aboriginal people from their families and culture and exposed many to physical and sexual abuse. $600 million is pledged by the federal government to open up programs in economic development and healing centres. The apology is a part of a response to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples released in November, 1996. The response was also to include a healing fund to develop language training and counselling for aboriginal people who went through the residential school system. A ceremony in Ottawa was held Wednesday to unveil the response to the royal commission.

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The Liberal government in Ottawa announced that $790 million would be spent for 15 search-and-rescue helicopters. A previous contract with the same company was cancelled in 1993 by Prime Minister Jean Chretien forcing Ottawa to pay a $478 million cancellation fee. Before the latter contract was cancelled, the former PC government had signed a $5.8 billion contract for 50 EH-101 helicopters for both search-and-rescue and ship-borne anti-sub-’ marine duties. Defence Minister Art

Eggleton argued that the cancellation r,f the previous contract was necessary because of program cuts and the deficit at the time. Eggieton cited a savings Ott the search-and-rescue part ofthecontract which was originally priced at $1.349 biikm ccmpared with the recent $790 milliu~l price The EH-101 Cormorant helicopter is the least expensive of its kind to perform search-and-rescue missions for Canada’% vast land mass, according to Eggleton.

Waterloo radio ‘show still censored CKWR-F;M’s Board of Directors maintains its cancellation of Mark Xuereb’s program, Special Interest Radio. The Board may also revoke Xuereb’s membership privileges for “damaging the station’s reputation” by bringing public attention to the show’s cancellation. The Board has told Xuereb to take up his appeal with CKWR’s membership at a General Meeting. At a board meeting Xuereb asked the board to clarify it’s position, saying that some board members’ public statements indicated inconsistency in their reasoning behind cancelling the show. Board lawyer Adolph Gubler admitted that use of the word, “slanderous” in the cancellation letter to Xuereb was not technically correct. According toxuereb, the board’smain concern is potential losses in advertising revenue over the negative publicity he has brought the station. Xuereb feels he is being censored for the sake of CKWR’s rapport with advertisers.

Vigil Held For Iraqi children On Friday, January 16 at 7:OO p.m,, ~1 vigil will be held at Kitchener City Hall co mark the seventh anniversary of the Gulf War against Iraq. Students in UW’s Muslim Study Group and Peace and Conflict Studies Will be among those attending. Severe trade sanctions against Iracj have caused a lack of food and safe water. Thousands of children have died of rn& nutrition and infectious diseases WW, survivors are psychologically traumatized. physically stunted, and prone to &ccz~se. Locally the vigil is being sponsored b:. the Iraq Action Network - Canada. bxxd IH Global Community Centre, alld hy the KW Interfaith Movement for Social justice. All are welcome to attend.

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WI start a petition to the president of the university.” Nathan Hallman 48 Planning

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What will you do to protest the potential 10 per cent tuition hike?

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Human Resources and Student Sewices is looking for 14 students to form a training team that will be responsible for delivering the new Training program for potential Orientation leaders. Teams of two will present four training modules on Principles of Orientation, Diversity and Harassment, Alcohol and Drug Awareness, and Hazing and hitiation. The session will be offered throughout the Winter, Spring and Fall terms. Successful candidates must be full or part-time registered (including co-op) undergraduate students in good academic standing. Applicants must also have a sincere interest in Orientation and Student Life, excellent presentation and oral communication skills, knowledge of on-campus resources and an interest in learning to facilitate discussion among peers. Each member of the team will be expected work between 2 and 10 hours a month and will be paid $lO/ hour. Successful candidates will also be paid for training they receive before beginning the program. Interested candidates should forward a resume and cover letter, by January 19, 1998, explaining why they would like to join the Training Team to: Kelly

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“What was mostimportanrforus was to hve Alan Eagleson 1make a public ucknow&!~dgmvzt of gtrilr. . .It was secondmy to us whhr he spent 30 days in jail ur 30 yean in id. ” - Paul Kelly, former assistant U.S. attorney

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ctually, I would favour the 30 years in jail. When one fully realizes the scope and scale of Eagleson’s ‘fraud and embezzlement, it is difficult not to feel utterly disgusted. He is the archetypal shyster lawyer who recognized the ignorance and weakness of his $ients then robbed them blind. Eagleson’s case also points out how, in Canada and the U.S., there is one system of justice for the rich and powerful, and another (for everyone else. There is also the perplexing prob.lem of why white collar crimes such as Eagleson’s are ,treated with such leniency. The first question is why it took the Canadian ‘government so long to prosecute him. As early as 1990, .the RCMP received complaints about Eagleson’s con-duct, but did not begin an investigation until three years later. And this was more than a year after The IEagh-Trihne in Massachusetts began running s&es which prompted a grand jury only two months later in ‘the U.S. The RCMP was also less than cooperative lwith American investigators. Was any of this because ,he was good friends with then-Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, or because he went to Jean Chretien’s idaughter’s wedding? It probably wasn’t that simple, but who knows? Eagleson was the very definition of 1the powerful and politically connected insider. Players [and agents have been claiming that it’s true all along. I Also perplexing is the idea that, if I was caught 1burglarizing a house tomorrow, I would probably spend .more time in jail than Eagleson will. The way his tbilateral plea bargain agreement looks now, he wiI1 be rsentenced to only 18 months in prison and pay roughly $1 million for stealing untold milhons from ignorant young men who trusted him. If Canada’s justice system operated on the “An eye for an eye” system instead of English Common Law what would his ‘punishment be. Would he be made poor for life? Made a slave to the players he stole from? Have his hands cut off? As it stands, he will hardly be punished at all. IEagleson will be eligible for parole after about 90 days in jail. He will be in a minimum security facility. Three months will go by like Bobby Orr on an end to end rush. The million dollar fine is also an affront to very fundamental principles of justice and equality. Over 1,200 former NHL players are named in a class action suit currently pending against Eagleson. He likely ‘stole many millions of dollars from players. He has already paid the fine he was given through property seized by the U.S. government. One million dollars, while a crippling amount for most Canadians, is not a big deal for Alan Eagleson. Where is the deterrence to this sort of crime?’ To *me, the public moral to be taken from the Eagleson case is that, if you steal enough money and hide enough of it, it will be worth it even if you are caught. This is equivalent to no punishment, to no justice. Some might say, “Too bad, the players should have been smarter, or not trusted him.” I say to them that the rule of law is all that keeps our society together. If it’s just business as usual that those entrusted to interpret that law for us bilk us if we don’t watch them, then expect people to start acting quite unciv-

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This kind of story just lawyers and the world in rupt. ” “There’s no justice is run by rich lawyers who pockets and those of their

feeds public cynicism about general. “Everyone is corfor the little guy.” “Ottawa only care about filling their friends.” If the Canadian justice system wants back any of its credibility on this matter, they should make sure Alan Eagleson gets hung out to dry. For all our sakes.

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s many students and staff are ware, early October marked the formation of PACO the Provost Advisory Committee on Orientation. As I write this letter the final report of PACO is pending approval before the Deans’ Council, here at the University of Waterloo. My name is Albert Nazareth and I am writing this letter as a first year science student and also as a committee member on PACO. This letter is intended to calm the fears of many of the dedicated students and staff who, every year, spend countless hours ensuring that the traditiona‘l week goes without a flaw. As a first year student coming to this prestigious university, Orientation was the first thing on my mind. Of course, the Hollywood portrayal of University life, ie. Animal Hozue, Revenge of theNiv-a&, etc. just did not seem realistic. I was not specifically thinking of alcohol, sex, drugs etc.; I just wanted to have a good time, the best and most significant week of my life. K&s to afl who planned it as it was great. From what I have heard, over the last few years,Orientation has been great, save a few isolated incidents every year. However, there have been no blue prints or guidelines for running a successful orientation. Instead of waiting for Orientation to go downhill, the University decided to produce set guidelines, ones that will ensure that ic will only get better. After looking at some of our sister universities such as Western, Queen’s and Toronto and seeing the drastic changes to, or

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ew-year issues of newspapers traditionally include a year in review section and numerous top ten lists. Never one to question tradition, I’ve devised a list of the top ten gay-related stories of ‘97. Here they are in descending order: 10. Anti-Gay Gospel Song: Gospel singers Angie and Debbie Winans release rheir homophobit single “Not Natural.” Needless to say, it doesn’t go on to become the best selling single of all time. 9. Wellesley Hospital to close: The provincial government announces that Wellesley Hospital, which treats many from Toronto’s gay community, will close as part of a restructuring plan. Patients and services will be transferred to St. Christopher’s Hospital, but some question whether gays will receive fair treatment and objective safe-sex informa-

elimination of most of their Orientation week, usually following some big mishap, PACO was created as a proactive source for improvement. Rather than a bureaucratic, administr&ve delegation, which even T thought it would be, PAGO is acouncil made up mostly of students, from faculties, village residences and church colleges across the university from first year up to graduates. In short, PACO was created with all players of Orientation in mind. We even had resources from the President and a Vice President of the FEDS, the students’ elected representatives. Over the course of two months, PACO examined all aspects of Orientation week. We also received letters from concerned frosh and frosh leaders detailing unacceptable behavior, in their faculties, that was kept quiet. Many frosh told me horror stories that rhey had experienced first-hand. These were discussed at length and should never have happened. They will not happen. 0~ the other hand, another concern was the elimination of activities that, though a little controversial, were lots of fun. As a younger student, I was thinking that all. the fun would be sacrificed for security, That did not happen. In fact not much will be changed from ‘97 Orientation week Waterloo is a great university, one that is modern and unique, and so PACO has endeavored to adapt one of our most important traditions to the times. After two months of assessment there was a set of schematics. These are not carved in stone. With every passing year they will be subject to adjust-

ment in order to suit rhe needs of ’ the university. I have full confidence in the committee and their efforts put forth in order to make Orientation week enjoyable for everyone involved, especially

Fresh. Orientation is an event that is to be clutched and honoured by all the students and staff across the university, it is where -the university begins to nurture its future. The pride that we take in

Invective . Irreverence

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ello and welcome to the second season of Inve&ve Irrzwemct, the column that dares to ask the question “Why am I writing this?” For those of you who are tuning in for the first time, I should mention that you shouldn’t take everythingtoo literally. Even if it’s written down. So what is my column about? Well, it’s about changing the world. But not really. More likely, it’s about changing the way people look at the world. Which is the next best thing. Changing the world is extremely hard; changing people’s perceptions is only very hard. See, I’m a practical person. Function over form-that kind of thing. (Which is not to say that I’m into simplicity. It’s no good making something crystal clear if you want people to read it twice. . .as most of my profs, it seems, realize) But I have nothing but contempt for political columnists who trumpet their unrealistic ideals. Idealism is akin to martyrdom: very noble, but ultimately unprofitable. And alas, my opinions, too, are sold for naught. Which brings me to the question. What is the value of writing? Not just to the reader, but also to the author himself. It cannot be

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orienting our Fresh is the pride that we put into the University of Waterloo, our university. - Ah-t 8. Nazareth 1A Honours Biology

by AnctrewKryvaniuk

Extraduction mere ego-boosting, for I arn nothing but for the occasional rebuke of some poor reader who has misunderstood me. You have no doubt observed that others are rarely swayed by forceful argument, no matter how cofivincing your case may seem to be. But I have noticed that change creeps slowly in. Opponents in debate will not admit their wrong, Admission, in such contest, is submission. Rather, they will change opinions when forced to play devil’s advocate - when confronted by a view more extreme than theirs. And thus I have the secret satisfaction of knowing somewhere that minds are bending like spoons to my will. Forgive the weird analogy. Still, this knowledge does not fully sate my expectations. I view writing as more of a legacy - an expository memory.

A newspaper column is, in many ways, a formof diary. For although my writing does not detail the events of my life, it provides a written transcription of my daily thoughts, which somehow interweave themselves among the things that just need to be said. This is how I justify my writing: it is a mix of the things that need to be said and the things I want to say. The things I want to say should be taken with a grain of salt and the things which need to be said should be taken with a dose of cynicism (sold separately). And it’s interesting, but there is a strong interaction between the things you say and the things that you believe. It’s like being the author of a novel: the characters are all, in some way, reflections of yourself, but, as time goes by, you become more like an incarnation of the characters you created. So there.

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by Law& -Stephen tion in a Catholic hospital. 8. Gay is healthy: The American Psychological Association votes to require therapists to tell gay patients that being gay is healthy. 7. Disney boycott: The Southern Baptist Convention decides to boycott The Walt Disney Co. for “promoting” homosexuality in its entertainment and its employmenr policies. 6. Mayors of London, ON and Fredericton, NB speakout against their cities’ pride day celebrations: So much for representing all the people. 5. Noted ‘beats’ die: Old friends William S, Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, two of this ceneury’s most influential writers, die within months of each other. Their homosexualiry, drug use and radical political views made them notorious in the 195Os, but they became heroes to ’60s counter culture. 4. AIDS deaths decrease: Death

rates drop among people with AIDS because of new ‘cocktail’ drug therapies. Some say the side effects of the expensive therapy are ne,arly as bad as the disease. 3. Gianni Versace murdered: Fashion designer Gianni Versace is shot dead by spree killerAndrew Cunanan, The mainstream media trots out all the old gay stereotypes, 2, Princess Diana / Elton John: Princess Diana, whose many charitable occupations included that of AIDS activist and educator, dies in a car crash. Gay pop star Elton John’s tribute to her, “Candle In The Wind 1997,” becomes the biggest-seIling single of all time. 1. TV and mobies ‘go gay’: Ellen, In and Out, My Best Ftitwd3 Wedding, “Homer’s Phobia,” Daytime Talk shows Kevin from My Chil&en, urn... the guy from Spitr C2y . .. . Enough said.

Jesus Christ came to Earth a second mouth, he was -grabbed by anti-cult therapy. Sooner or later, thky’ll let him decent, TV-watching kids. Then he’ll we’ve won again.

time, but the second he opened his deprogrammers and locked away for out, and he’ll get a job, marry, and have grow old, go senile and. die. Amen,


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pizza and prizes. Concurrently, aclothingswap will take place all afternoon (3:30pm - 6:30pm) and you can drop clothing off ahead of time at WPIRG. The cost to participate in the event is a donation of $3 to raise money for HOPE (Helping Open People’s Eyes), a group of university students working to promote positive body image. RSVP to Tammy 5X-5037 (kev.tam@symaptico.ca) or WPIRG.

anced food consumption, either too much or too little. This pattern reflects global material consumption, in some . places there is abundance, in othWW?G Action Groups ers there is scarcity. Volunteers with WPIRG What would a healthy indiform action groups around a comvidual look like? What would a mon issue ofconcern. We encourbalanced earth look like? Just as age you to participate in, or initiwe will always need to consume ate, an action group. The number food co survive, so too will we also of active action groups, the issues need to use material goods. The chosen to work on, and the level final question is how do we balof activity of each action group ance our consumption? depend on volunteers. Celebrate individual unique WPIRC staff and Resource size, shape, and colour on SaturCentre (including access to our day, January 17th at our Second library,’ computers, Internet, fax Hand Clothing Shopping Party. machine, phone, etc.) are there to At 3:30pm, we’ll meet at the provide you with assistanbe, inWaterloo Community Arts Cenformation, resources and ideas, tre to organize small shopping Visit the office, or attend the teams to tour second-hand stores upcoming meeting. in search of outrageous outfits (you know, the ones you’re too WPIRG Meeting shy to actually wear in public) 0~ On Tuesday, January 20 at to hunt for that unique shirt that 6pm there will be a General Memreally expresses you. Around bership Meeting for the purpose 5:30pm we’ll re-group for a party of consideration of a resolution to

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IMPRINT, alter the current fee collection process. Volunteers will discuss on-going environmental and social justice projects and new initiatives for this term. There will be pizza and refreshments in the SLC Multipurpose room.

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meetof the Canadian Environmental Law Association will speak about current issues facing the environmental movement in Canada.


Menirrwhat??? by Jonathan Imprint

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n light of the recent outbreak of meningitis in the Kitchener-Waterloo area and the subsequent immunization of the University community, I have decided to forego the usual light-hearted zaniness that is the Science section, opting instead for a more publicly-serving approach. it is hoped that this article will serve to inform and enlighten anyone who may have been misinformed about the causes and symptoms of meningitis, and give them something to read while they’re waiting in line for three hours to get their shots. Enjoy.

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Meningitis is the inflammation of thk meninges, the lining which surrounds the brain. There are essentially two types of meningitis; viral (caused by a virus) and bacterial (caused by bacteria). Viral meningitis is the more common of the two and although rarely fatal, can severely weaken a person. In many cases, someone with this form of meningitis may not even realize that they have it, as the symptoms are comparatively mild and may be mistaken for a common cold. The bacterial form of meningitis is less common than the viral form, but is much more serious, The bacteria which cause this form of meningitis are very common, living.natura1ly in the back of the nose and throat, The incubation period of these bacteria in the body is approximately one week. Between 10 and 15 per cent of the population carry these bacteria at any given time without experiencing any ill effects. However, in rare cases, this bacteria gets into the bloodstream and travels to the meninges of the brain, causing meningitis. The actual chemicai process by which these bacteria affect the meninges is complex. what essentially happens is a disruption of the ceil

membranes and the blood-brain barrier, causing brain edema (accumulation of blood in the intercellular space between brain cells) and brain ischemia (lack of blood to the brain). Intracranial pressure rises and a subsequent drop in blood pressure result, and the patient can die from compIications or from massive brain infarction (cell death). Some of the bacteria that cause meningitis also cause septicemia (blood poisoning). Once in the bloodstream, these germs multiply uncontrollabiy, resulting in spontaneous blood clots as the body responds to the infection. This results in hemorrhagic rashes, which begin as clusters of tiny blood spots and quickly grow into larger areas of bleeding under the skin, resembling fresh bruisss.Moresevere hemorrhaging may result in high fever, coma, and sometimes death if left untreated,

cannot be blown float in water.

Both the viral and bacterial forms of meningitis are spread by coughing, sneezing or by saliva transmission through kissing or other contact. The viruses and bacteria cannot survive very long outside the body, and therefore

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Who is susceptible? Anyone can get meningitis, although research has shown that certain age groups are more susceptible than others, specifically those under 5, between 16 and 22, or over 5.5. Teens and young adults are the most at risk, possibly due to the increased likelihood of transmission amongst this age group. It has also been suggested that many people may become immune over time via unapparent lesser infections. There are also many genetic susceptibility-factors, possiblyrelated to HLA antigens, that might prevent a person from effectively fighting off meningitis. It is believed that most of the population is naturally immune to meningitis via their genetic makeup.

What How is meningitis spread?

in the wind

are the symptoms?

There is a wide range of symptoms associated with both the viral and bacterial forms of meningitis which may occur alone or in combination. Adults and olderchildren may experience severe headaches, vomiting, high temperature, neck stiffness, a dislike of bright lights, drowsiness,

and joint pains. Changes in consciousness progress through irritability, confusion, drowsiness, stupor, and coma. Seizures may also be present in some cases. Infants may exhibit high fever, vomiting, cold hands and feet, loss of appetite, high-pitched crying, a dislike of handling, neck retraction, difficulty in waking, and a blotchy complexion. Same 6f the above symptoms will appear while others may not. This can cause difficulties in diagnosing meningitis. Many of the symptoms associated with meningitis are similar to those one might experience with the common cold, however someone with meningitis will experience very severe forms of these symptoms very quickly. Symptoms associated with blood poisoning, such as blotchy skin and hemorrhaging, may also appear if the patient is suffering from septicemia,

How is meningitis treated? Bacterial meningitis may be treated .through use of antibiotics. Antibiotics help the body to stop the spread of the germs and eradicate the bacteria causing the infection. They are also administered to immediate family members and anyone else in close con-

tact with an infected person. Viral meningitis, by its nature, cannot be heIped by antibiotics; Treatment of viral meningitis is based mainly on good nursing care. Symptoms associated with the viral form are generally much less severe than with the bacterial form and recovery is normally complete.

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Meningococcal (bacterial) meningitis has three main strains - A, H, and C. A vaccine exists for the A and C strains, however, there is currently no. vaccine llgainst the B strain. The vaccine for strains A and C provides good -protection against the disease, although it only lasts for three to five years and is not very effective in young children. This vaccine typically takes anywhere between 10 and 14 days to become fully effective. Apart from vaccines, the only other method of protection against meningitis is avoiding activities with a high risk of bacterial transmission, such as sharing a drinkingglass. ‘I’hedisease is not highly infectious and only people in very close contact with an infected individual are at any significant risk of becoming ill.

Privacy, encryptionand the Americanwav J

by Rob Schmidt Imprint staff

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henever technology news wears thin, which is quite frequently, the most popular filler topics are how nasty- bad Microsoft is, and how the American government thinks they can control encryption. Since I have no particular opinion on Microsoft 1’11 deal with encryptlon. Encryption allows people to hide what they say. The most popular method is the public-key system. For those unfamiIiar with this system, it is something like a mailbox with two doors. One key opens the “private” door which allows you to get the mail out. The other key is copied and given to your friends so that they can drop mail into your box, but not take it out. Unless you want everyone to read your “mail” (data, text, anything else digital) it is very important to keep the “pri-

vate” key private. The government doesn’t quite agree; they think that they should be allowed to check the mail if they so choose. There are different opinions as to whether this is a good thing or a bad thing. Some say it will protect us all by allowing government agencies to keep tabs on the criminal element. Others say the government will abuse it, invading the privacy of law abidihg citizens. Beyond both arguments, there is the simple fact that guns don’t kill,‘people do. Encryption, like guns, is merely a tool ofcrime, not crimina1 in itself. At least not yet. The American government has been pushing toward a mandatorycontrol on encryption technology. They ideally want you to either give them a copy of your private key, or a special door only they can use, or use a softer box they can smash more easily. The first problem is that the software to make very strong boxes is al~~cI*~-l~“-l*-**-*-----3

ready widely available, so any at. tempt to control the technology is probably futile, Another problem is that all strategies impose security risks to the users. Many companies want to keep their information private and they have a right to do so in order to protect their internal secrets. Finally, the most dangerous problem is that of. digital signatures. I don’t feel threatened by governments wanting to read my email, but I don’t like the idea that someone else could potentially sign a document for me. Digital signatures use the same technology for a different purpose. Its effect is to verify that every

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sage was written by the person possessing the private key. It is reliable and far more powerful than an ordinary signature since it verifies every character. When talking about the reliability of such technologies, the author of one of the -*a.-* most popular _-~-~.~I-~~* a..---

freeware encryption programs YGP (Pretty Good Privacy) says that the easiest way to figure out a private key is to steal the computer it is on. For that reason most private keys are also protected by particularly long and weird password, at least theoretically. And if you don’t believe me about Americans wanting you to use wimpy boxes, 1’11 refer you back to the end of WWIl where the allies sold off German Enigma encryption machines to third world countries. What they forgot to say was that they had cracked it

during the war. Another popular technology, DES, that the government currently suggests you use, has been proven hackable by a Hell Labs scientist. I Ie said he could build a chip for $10.50 that will test 50 million keys a second. He could build enough for $1 million to guess a password in less than 7 hours. For $100 million the time would be only two minutes, Not only can governments justify spending that money; it is easiiy within the range of Microsoft as well.


How Ato kiss like.,a Cuban beginner’s guide to the goodnight kiss by Dominick special

A. Miserandino to Imprint

Last Thursday, I was sitting in the car with my date when again the panic set in. It was gett can be said that ,within my ting late when she gave me “the life there are ‘only a few situlook.” For those of you unaware ations that elicit cornpI& of what “the look” is, it can best and utter panic. Of these, viobe described as a cross between lence and death seem to be much love and gas. There’s also that easier to deal with then that of the additional glance your partner “goodnight kiss.” gives from your eyes to your lips Following an intense amount and back again. At that moment, of effort throughout a date, one I usually wipe my mouth and needs to take the risk and see if check myself in the mirror to they’ve made the “qualifying make sure she’s not staring at round.” It kind of reminds me of something hanging on my lip. My a college application test, exce.pt face seemed clean. that in this case the entrance exam Now, 1 refee is a little higher. Also, Kaplan alized it‘was dedoesn’t offer as many courses to cision time. I guide you in this matter. didn’t even Throughout my life there plan out which have been many different techof my elaboniques I’ve tried to use to handle ’ rately unsucthis dilemma. cessful techIn one case 1 pretend to be niques to use. coy and shy and hope she’ll kiss Of course, you me out of sheer pity. I’ve learned would expect that, although most major movie nothing less stars always seem to have a beauthan perfect tiful f&male lead kiss them with and rational commonness from little incentive, for the “average me. But in thiscase, it was slightly male”it simply seems to be, urn... less common. Okay, maybe it hopeless. could be better described as comThere’s also the “accident” plete and utter terror laced with a technique; to kind of bob and ’ touch of panic for added zest. dodge, as if you are passing a Of course, as when any of us friend in a narrow hallway and panic, 1 tried to think how somethen sort of bump into each other. body else would handle this situI’ve even tried the rather dipatlon. lomatic maneuver of begging, but The first person I thought of this is even less cool than it wasn’t the coolest guy in class, or sounds. an elder-brother type of figure. I

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chose my old boss, Ed. No, it wasn’t the way he asked me to send faxes, or the way he asked me to write a report analyzing the economic nature of Eastern Zimbabwe. It was his accent. Ed was born and raised in Cuba and i’ve come to learn that women love accents. Even more, women love Cuban accents. Women always seemed to smile when Ed talked, so this must have been the case. Okay, maybe they might have been smiling because they were laughing at him, but it

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was a gamble I was willing to take. I decided that this was the way to go. Since then I’ve come to the conclusion that in most people, panic also causes highly delusionary states, I looked her in the eyes and said, “Jew ahr booty-full.” Now, I must interject again and explain that I was not calling her a Jew, so please understand that I am not anti-Semitic, but I am writing exactly with the ac-

cent I was usingat the time. Then again, maybe certain accents can promote racial tension with other groups due to such misinterpretations. Isn’t it amazing the type of thoughts that go through people’s heads at these moments? As can be expected, she looked at me, smiled and then laughed uncontrollably. Okay, I wasn’t expecting the uncontrollable laughter. However, whether this was a good laugh or bad laugh was irrelevant as it relieved the tension and I felt a little more at ease. Considering her face no longer had that look of either gas or love, but somewhere more along the lines of shock, I figured 1 should explain to her about my Cuban attitude. “I asked my boss what I should do and h’e said, ‘Jew moosed tell ze wooman zat gee east booty-full.“’ - She looked at me and smiled. That smile was more of a salvation than some pilgrims had waited years to see* What was more surprising, she even spoke without slapping me for being an idiot: “What else did he say?” In retrospect, I’d have to imagine that she had caught on to the fact that I was improvising and was just putting me through my own version of Dante’s Inferno, but I figured I had to try. “He said, “Jew moost alzo, old ‘er ‘ands and moov dem a lawt like How-din-i. Ze woman luv ze magic.” 1 sai( this while holding her hands, which I already considered a significant victory. It wasn’t getting to that high school metaphor of “first base” but I think it should have counted for at least a walk or a ball. I-Ier face changed and she said, “Did he suggest for you to d try anything else?” I noticed a little sparkle in the corner of her eye. Then again, it could have been the headlights of another car, but my confidence was rising (not enough for me to fully dismiss the headlight theory) but I would leave that controversy to the FBI to check out. “1 Ie said, “An zen, jew moost kiss ‘er on ze corna of er lips.” At which point I leaned in and kissed her at a point exactly halfway on herlipsand halfway on hercheeks. It was so pecfectly in the middle, scientists could have cali brated their instruments by the exact-

ness of the location. Again, I must interrupt so the readercan realike that at this point, I assumed this was the safest thing to do. Since it was just on the . corner of the lip, I figured it was safe as I was not “really” kissing her yet, but if she wanted to really kiss me all she had to do was turn her head (towards me of course). This was the moment of truth. The moment of glory! There couldn’t have been more tension for any of the gladiators in the history of the Roman Coliseum. And yes, I did hear the appropriate music in the background, but instead of a Vivaldi Quartet, it sounded much more like an “Indiana Jones”-type of soundtrack. After all, I was feeling that curious and peculiar feeling that lays somewhere between love and gas, 1 even debated the issue of whether it had something to do with the Mexican food I had eaten recently and then settled on the decision that since there were no jalepenos in my stomach... it must be love. 1 felt assured in my heart that she would turn and kiss me. Instead, I stayed there for the socially intimidating time of almose five seconds. She didn’t turn. Nothing. My plan had failed. Everything that was going to make my newest essayseemeven the slightest bit entertaining was thrown right out the door. I leaned back in my seat and contemplated the fact that maybe it really was a headlight that 1 saw instead of the glimmer. I started searching the area for that damn automotive offender. I hated that mystical car. Even tiy great adventure movie soundtrack came crashing to a halt and now sounded as if it would be played much more appropriately on a broken pipe organ. Amid the panic is when she grabbed me, kissed me and said, “That was the cutest story I’ve ever heard.” So, after that experience, I’ve learned three things. First, if you didn’t eat anything that disagrees with your stomach and you feel an awkward feeling... somebody, somewhere just might want to kiss you. Secondly, you should only try to kiss someone where there are no headlights around or you may get* confused about that “glimmer in the eye”thing. Lastly, when you’re on a date and all else fails, kiss like a Cuban.


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What? We have academic rights?

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he Academic Rights Advisors (ARA) are students who volunteer their time to help other students understand and cope with the myriad of policies that affect us as students. We operate under the Federation of Students’ Vice-President of Education and work in conjunction with the Office of Ethical Behaviour and Human Rights and are a subset of the Resolution Support Program. Our current mandate is to: Help students navigate through policies and procedure so they may resolve their academic con-

terns; Provide students with a support system during times of academic appeals and difficulties; Provide students with resources and procedural routes so they can save time when appealing. The ARA program has been running for just over a year and it is still in its formative stages. We are always looking for students willing to give some of their time and creavity in order to sustain and improve the program, If you have an interest in policy, conflict resolution, support, helpingyourfollowstudents or even just beefing up your resume with the kind of experiences employers love consider volunteering with the ARA.

At Dobyt, Opportunity Never Sounded So Good! Whether it’s listening to a Pearl Jam tape on pur way to class, building a home theater system in your dorm room, or catching a late night viewing of Air Farce One, you’re touched every day by the magic of Dolby Laboratories. We have literally revolutionized the film, communications, audio and consumer electronics industries with award-winning tee hnical achievements year after year. And just recently, we were chosen as the audio standard on the two most talked-about developments in home entertainment - the new digital video discs (DVD], and the digital television system (DTV!. If you’re looking for a challenging career with the best in the industry, believe everything you hear. Dolby is synonymous with good sound!

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ave you bought your bubble yet? One of the few ways to protect yourself from Canada’s cold winter months is with a unique, individual, one-of-a-kind bubble. You

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Meeting

For the purpose of consideration of a resolution to alter the current fee collection process. Also,

Volunteers will discuss ongoing environmental & social justice projects and new initiatives for this term. Free pizza & refreshments will be served.

7pm

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From the Canadian Environmental Law Association will speak about current issues facing the environmental movement in Canada.

Student Life Centre Multi-Purpose Room Tuesday, 20 January 1998

Friday,

Get your marshmallows

can purchase your bubbIe from a variety of stores, but keep in mind that the selection will vary. The bubbles come in several colours, the most popular this season being yellow and silver. If you haven’t figured out what type of bubble I’m talking about, take a gander around campus. See those

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big, fluffy jackets everyone appears to be wearing? No, it’s not the Michelin Man, it’s your fellow peers donning their new winter bubbles. If you are one to follow popular fashion, you most Iikely own one of these jackets. I do. Mine is a metallic blue, and it is very warm. I can, however, make fun of the bubble jacket. I want everyone who owns one of these Stay-Tuft marshmallow-inflated jackets to step back and look at yourselves. The colours are cool, and the jacket CSwarm, but we nl’ldoo4 the sarnc. I can explain why this happens. There are four stages in fas hion trends. The first stage is the introduction of the product, and is usually worn by a select group of individuals who consider themselves “underground” or “risque.” Companies take over the nextstagewhen they realize there is a fashion trend ready to be cashed in on, and bring this new “underground” look to the malls. The next stage that folIows is inevi table - hoards of high school and post-secondary students all purchase this new trend, and consider themselves to be “~001” and on top of the latest fashion. Hey, I’m not knocking it, I do the same thing. Before you know it, everyone has a bubble. The last stage is one thateve-

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The bubble is now all over campus. photo ryone tries to avoid - wearing the trend when it’s no longer the trend. It usually happens overnight; one minute you’re ‘~cool”, the next minute you’re not. The end will come soon. The colourful marshmallows of Waterloo will be tossed aside for the next trend.

by lot2 Palmer

As the winter months go by, stay warm and puffy in your coloured bubble. Trends are fun, but beware the four fashion stages. Shallow as it may sound, when your bubble is out, so are you. We don’t want &zt to happen, do we?


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Prizes and awards

Imprint quiz: How polite are you?

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I) You are at yourf?iend’s house cmdyuu art hided to sziq J9r ni;nner. 7x2? last ?md she cookt?d tnade hgfoon look gd. Fvhzt do you say?

a) You graciously accept and throughout the meal you hide half the food in your napkin and swallow the other half with a gulp of water making sure not one vile bite touches your tongue. b) You stay and eat their Kraft dinner but halfway through the meal you make a mad dash to the bathroom and puke your guts out, afterwards insisting that it must have been the stomach flu. c) Say “NO thanks. The fumes alone are making me nauseous”. 21 Yourjn~t~dRas n new hairczctandit’s pn%y bad. HE asks you wht yozc think. What do you my? a) Tell him you absolutely love it and thank him profusely when he gives you his hairdresser’s card. b) Tell him it looks great and mention that your grandma just got the same cut. c) Say, “OH...MY...GOD... Are you going to sue?” 3) A person in yaw Peace ad Conflict Stwfies course comes gp to you after dass andaJ.ks yoti somethitlg but he has such cd strung accmt that you can ‘t undershmdkim. W&at do yotl do? a) Nod, smile and say, “I’m sorry I have to catch a bus but we’ll talk later okay?” and hand him your e-mail address. b) Ask him about ten times to repeat what he said and finally give up and say, “I’m fine, how are you?”

c) Shrug and give a non-committal grunt and try to get away from him as fast as you can while thinking, “Him a dummy. Someone should learn him how to spoke good English.” 41 You have decided t/rut #Gigs ml??2‘t workhg out between you and your so-callid s;gtz;f;cant other. wlint do you da? a) Tefl her that you are going away to a coop work term and you can’t bare to see her all alone while you are away so suggest you see other people. b) TeII her you don’t think of it as breaking up, you think of it more as ending the relationship. Besides it’s not her, it’s you and you can still be friends. c) Say, “First of all, I’ve found someone better...” and for the next half hour tell her why her, now ex, best friend is twenty times better than she’ll ever be.

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UW Distinguished Awards

Teacher

Is there a professor, teacher, I& instructor, clinical associate, graduate teaching assistant or distance education tutormarker that has changed your life or at least made you want to go to class every single day? If there is then you may want to nominate him for the Distinguished TeacherAwards. Nominationscan be made in a typed or legible handwritten letter, one to two pages long, to: Dr. James Kal bfleisch, Chair, Section Committee, Distinguished Teacher Awards, c/o’I’eaching Resources and Continuing Education (TRACE), University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, NZL 3Gl. In your nomination you should include examples of the nominee’s teaching approaches, special strengths, innovations and ways they help students. Not only students but also all faculty and staff may submit Distinguished Teacher nominations. So if there is a teacher that has helped you learn, take this opportunity to show her how much you appreciated it.

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FEDBack elcome To the soggy winter term. Despite grey skies, there is a bright side: at least we’re not piled under three feet of snow. With every winter term come Executive Elections for the FEDS. It strikes me that half of the students on campus have never seen an election campaign - they don’t know about the inundation of posters, forums, and classroom speeches, not to mention the glad-handing and nail-biting at the Bomber the night the results are announced. All that excitement for just two days of polling. Nominations for student senators are already open, and nominations for Students’ Council, Federation President, V-P Administration and Finance, V-P Education, V-P Internal, and V-P Student Issues open today. All forms are available in the FED office (SIX 1102) and are due back by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, 1998. What’s the incentive to run? Why, the responsibility and authority that come from managing the affairs of a $4 million corporation, for starters. ‘Then there’s the satis-

the winning chapbook. Entries must be postmarked by March 1, I998 and there is an entry fee per manuscript. For full contest rules send a self-addressed and stamped envelope to The League of Canadian Poets, Chapbook Competition, 54 Wolseley St., Toronto, Ontario, MST fA5.The fax numberand email address are the same as above.

Do you Iike to enter poetry contests? Well this is your Iucky week. Here are not one but two great new poetry contests for you to enter. Are you a starving poet? Are you dying to see your purple prose in print? Boy have we got a contest for you! The League of Canadian Poets is inviting all prospective poets toenter theNational Poetry Contest. Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 will be awarded to the first, second and third place poems. Additionally, the top 50 poems will be published by The League of Canadian Poets and Quarry in an anthology called Vintage. All entries must be postmarked by January 3 1,1998. There is an entry fee per poem, For full contest rules send a self addressed and stamped envelope to: the League of Canadian Poets, The National Poetry Contest, 54 Wolseley St. Toronto, Ont. M5T f AS. Fax, to (416) -SO4-0096, email to league@ican.net or visit the web site at wvvw.swifty.com/Ic/. Another contest offered by the League of Canadian Poets is the Canadian Poetry Chapbook Competition. Submit your manuscripts today. The first prize is $1000 plus publication of your manuscript into a chapbook and 10 copies. Three other lucky entrants will receive honourable mentions and a copy of

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faction that comes from knowing that students need the FEDS’ leadership to keep student debt manageable, to keep FEDS’ businesses running smoothly, and to maintain an excellent quality of student life at LJW. And if alI that just sounds too good to be true, drop in and ask the current executive why they do it. If you’re interested in running for a position, but don’t know where to start, call me a x6781 (r’m the chief returning officer for the elections). The campaign period will run from Jan. 30 to Feb. 9, 19Y8, and polling stations will be open Feb. 10 and II, 1998, And if you’re not the least bit interested in running for a position, at least pull your nose out of the books long enough to find out who is. Pick up an Imprint during the first week of February, or drop in on a forum and hear what everybody has to say. A final note from the halls of FED Central: Club Days have been moved to Jan. 14 and 15 in the SIX Great Hall because of the meningitis inoculations. Those interested in runningclubs this term are invited to an organizational meeting at 530 p.m. Jan. 13 in the Club Comfy lounge.

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EXECUTIVE ELECTIONS NOMINATIONS OPEN TODAY

POSITIONS AVAILABLE: PRESIDENT The president gets the enviable job of committee work - lots of it. He or she is the CEO and official voice of the FEDS, oversees the whole operation, and gets to handle sensitive issues and municipal affairs.

VICE PRESIDENT INTERNAL The VPI is the ‘face of the FEDS’, makes us look good on campus, and keeps in touch with all student societies, residence councils and campus clubs. The VPI also promotes culture through the Arts Commission.

VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE The VPAF counts students’ money, markets the FEDS off campus, and makes sure the businesses are doing well. He or she also prepares the annual budget for the corporation.

VICE PRESIDENT STUDENT ISSUES The VPSI keeps all FEDS’ services humming and- keeps the Student Issues Resource Centre up-to-date. The VPSI also educates the campus about some of the issues facing society like harassment and discrimination.

VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION The VPE works on keeping tuition low, classroom quality high, and student loans affordable. The VPE also jets around the country to liaise with other schools and lobby governments.

SENATORS Student Senators attend all UW Senate meetings and help make academic decisions for the university. Senators may also be appointed to various committees or the Board of Governors.

STUDENTS’ COUNCIL REPS Members of Students Council run the show - this is the place to wield influence over many aspects of student life.

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Shootin’ out the lights New Year off to good start for AtheTas

The man whosaved hockey A lot of the time, the media is portrayed as a negative force, exploiting people, destroying lives, and having generally h negative effect on the world. However, with the conclusion of the Alan Eagleson scandal, it has to be recognized that this inteinational, multi-million dolIar scandal may have never come to light without the diligent work of one reporter for a small American daily. This past week, Alan Eagleson, founder and former head of the National Hockey League Players Association pled guilty to fraud charges in both Canada and the United States, netting himself 18 months in jail and a $I,OOO,OOO fine in the process. Justice? Some think so, others disagree. At the heart of this whole sordid affair is Russ Conway, a reporter for the Eagle-Tribune, a newspaper in Lawrence, Massachusetts, near Boston. Tn September of 1991, Conway published a series of articles that grew from an investigation into Aian Eagleson’s ‘role as head of the NHLPA. After talking with several former members of the Boston Bruins, includding Hall of Famers Bobby Orr and Brad Park, Conway began to piece together a story of corruption, fraud and deceit, with Eagleson firmly entrenched in the middle of this whirlwind. As the story grew, it became apparent that the RCMP, several NHL officials, players and agents, were aware of the problems with Eagleson, to the point that a complaint had been made two years earlier to the RCMP. However, Canadian Iegal powers seemed unwilling to act against whom many considered the most powerful man in Canada, Conway’s investigation, and subsequent series of articles led the U.S. Justice Department to look into the situation, and it was all d,ownhill from there for Eagleson. It was revealed that he’d acted not in the best interests of hockey, as he had claimed since he founded the union in 1967, but in fact, he was working in the best interest of himserf. Eagleson was charged with 34 counts of racketeering, fraud, embezzlement and obstruction of justice in the United States, In a plea bargain, he pled guilty to three counts and will pay a fine of $1 million, In Canada, he has accepted another plea, and will spend 18 months in minimum security. Seems heavy, but this is a man in whom a lot of people placed their trust, and financial future, and he screwed them all, pocketing as much as he could for himself. Isn’t white collar crime great? Conway’s work led to a book, the fantastic cm~s Misconduct, which chronicles the history of Eagleson’s actions over the 25 years he headed the NHLPA, the horror stories that players had to share of being verbaIly abused and degraded by the man who was supposed . to be their leader, left without insurance money, or even the means to live when they were injured. Conway’s efforts won him national acclaim, and a warm place in the hearts of thousands of former, current and future NHL players. Though people will continue to decry the media for its darker elements, such as the papatazzi that led . to the death of Princess Diana, it has to be remembered that Russ Conway, the reporter from’ a town outside Boston, is one of the good ones.

After a hard earned fourth place finish in the Shoot-Out, the Athenas are primed for the regular season. photo

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ram January 2-4, the third annual New Year’s Invitational Shoot-Out happened at the PAC. No, the N.R.A wasn’t involved; this is the annual Athena basketball tournament where eight teams from around the country come to UW to strut their stuff. This year, we were host to the Calgary Dinosaurs, the Queen’s Golden Gaels, the Bishop’s Gaiters, the Western Mustangs, the Regina Cougars, the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks, and the York Yeowomen. The Western Mustangs had won both previous tournaments, so it was the aim of all the teams to dethrone the ‘Stangs as champs. The first round featured York facing off wi th Laurier, Regina versus Queens, Western versus Bishops, and Calgary facing our very own Athenas. York handily defeated the Hawks 86-40. One of the Hawks leading scorers, Brenda Vrkljan, fouled out midway through the second half, letting the Yeowomengoona 184 romp to close out e the game. The next game between Queens and Regina was more of a see-saw battle, with the more experienced Cougars getting stupid fouls and turnovers taken advantage of. In the end, however, the Cougars triumphed S754. The Western Mustangs enhanced their reputation as the second ranked team in the country, dishing out a 7141 defeat to the Bishops Gaiters. The last game of the evening had the Athenas facing off with a team they had never seen before, the Calgary Dinosaurs. Said Athena coach Tom O’Brien: “It was a new situation, not having much on a team we were going to face...(we) focused more on what we were going to do than what Calgary was going to do.” The Athenas jumped out to a 17-6 lead in the first ten minutes, but a determined team of Dinos whittled the lead down to two points by the, halftime mark, with the Athenas ahead 32-30. Through-

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out the second half the score bounced back and forth, with the Athenas leading 42-36 and the Dinos leading by as much as six points. But with thirty-four seconds left in the game and the score tied 51-5 1, Athena rookie Leslie Mitchell swished a shot from three-point land to put the Athenas ahead for good, completing the upset victory over the Dinos and their phenom, the 19-point scoring Leigh ann Doan. The consolation semi-finals kicked off on Saturday with The Golden Hawks facing the Golden Gaels. The beleaguered Hawks were once again crippled by fouls, with Vrkljan fouling out and team captain Amanda Peers picking up four fouls, both at the beginning of the second half. The elimination of these key players allowed the Gaels to coast to a 72-40 victory. In the next consolation, The Bishops Gaiters were barely overmatched by the . Calgary Dinosaurs, 76-72Theonly bright spot for Calgary’s win was Leighann Doan, who scored an amazing thirtyone points to lead all

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Sunday began with a cellar match for seventh and eighth bethe injured McDonnel out, the tween Laurierand Bishops.There teams resumed play. Unfortuwasn’t much of a battle between nately for the Athenas, starting the two teams, with Bishop’s ridguards Mary-Francis Lapthorne ing a comfortable lead most of the and Jodi Hawley ran into foul trougame to a 58-38 victory. The conble, creating rotation problems solation final put the Calgary Diwith McDonnell out. Still, the nosaurs up against the Queen’s Athenas managed to keep pace Golden Gaels. Gael coach Dave with the ‘Stangs for most of the Wilson wisely kept a constant half, but lost 63-56. Challenging double team on Leighann Doan, the Mustangs is an enormous aclimiting her to a still-impressive complishment in itself, especially twelve points. However, none of after the 40-plus defeat suffered - the other Dinosaur players unto the Athenas by Western at stepped up to fill the gap left by the Queens tournament ttio * the near disappearance of Doan, months ago. This feat is made all and Queens ‘was able to pound the more incredible because the out a 62-49 win. Athena’s most reliable sixth player The Athenas final game off the bench was injured. against York was next. York’s All-

Canadian center, Karen Jackson, was held somewhat in check by Waterloo’s Jacalyn White until White picked up her third foul partway through the first half, forcing Coach O’Brien to bench her for the rest of the half. This allowed Jackson to go on a 8 point spree. White soon picked up her fourth foul in the second half, once again benching her and once again allowing the six-foot tall Jackson to dominate the boards. Waterloo’s ace defender Adrian Cillis also picked up her third foul, putting the Athenas deeper into a rotation hole when coupled with the loss of McDonnel. Although the Athenas led 31-Z at half, fatigue and a lack of subs took over in the last half as they

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It may not look like a winter wonderland, but, winter is coming. And if you are interested in 1 hitting the slopes this term, you should join ehe Ski Club. The Ski Club is great for beginners and experts, There will be FREE skiing and boarding at Chicopee Ski Club all season. Plus, the Ski Club has planned a number of day trips to Blue Mountain, and Elliot Ville in New York, and longer trips over Reading Week. Joining the Ski Club is really easy and fun. The first Ski Club meeting for the season is Thursday, January lSth in the SLC multi-purpose room from 500 to 7:OO. Pizza will be served. There are also a limited number of Ski Club t-shirts available, on a first-come first-served basis. Membership will be $35 if you pay at the meeting ($40 for the term, after the meeting). You can contact the Ski Club at the Ski Club Hotline at 757878, or you can check them out on the web (look for the Campus Recreati’on page on the UW homepage to find the Club). You can also look at the club bulletin board in the lower level of the PAC for Club Executive contact numbers.

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were outscored 38-21 by York, who won 60-53. The championship game featured the titleholder Mustangs against a hungry Regina team. Both teams fought hard in the first half, the Mustangs experience facing down the Cougars ferocious ball handling and precise shooting. The Cougars halftime lead of 37-28 was blown wide open as they went on the warpath, scoring twelve straight points to begin the second haff. Mustangcoach Bob Delaney then _called time out to calm his players. The ‘Stangs hit the floor running, going on a 21-O shooting spree to make the score 52-49 in Western’s favour. Both teams then dug in for a,trench war, scrapping

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It’s time to hit the books again. It’s time for you tu carefully plan your days’in your daytimer, with your classes and labs, and study sessions. Just don’t forget to add a little leisure to your life. Campus Recreation offers a wide variety of opportunities to relax, let go of the stress of the day and meet some really cool people. Campus Recreation offers aerobic classes (inclu$ng aqua, box, step and the newest class, Mission Impossible), instructional classes, clubs and sport leagues. Check out The Incredible Campus Recreation Guidebook for details about registering for classes and clubs. Campus Recreation also offers free gym, pool-and ice times. These rimes vary throughout the week, so-it is a good idea to check the schedule in the PAC or CRC, or in the back of The Incredible Campus Recreation Guidebook. So, get involved and stay healthy. We

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for each and every rebound and basket. Disaster struck Western as their power forward Tanneke Blauuboer fouled out, and starters Jenn Haylor and Tricia Young both picked up their fourth fouls. With five minutes remaining and the score 59-58 for Western, Regina regained their hot shooting hands and put together a 17-8 rally to finish off the Mustangs. The Athena team showed much more of it’s potential than ever this weekend. Although McDonnel is slated to be out for four to six weeks, if the Athenas manage to play like they did on the weekend they should have no problem handling the McMaster Marauders, who they host on Saturday, January IO at 11:45 a.m.

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changing of the guard took place last month, as the football Warriors assistant coach, Chris Trinatafilou was promoted to the role of head coach of the football team, replacing the retiring coach Dave “Tuffy” Knight, who leaves Waterloo as the winningese coach in CIAU history. Known by a plentitude of nicknames, including Coach Chris, The Greek and Tree, Triantafilou is stepping into his first head coaching job. Triantafilou (pronounced a little bit differently by everyone who says his name) has been a coach with the Waterloo Warriors since 1987, starting as a Wide Receivers coach, moving to defensive backs after a year, and spending the past six seasons as the Defensive Co-ordinator, this past year seeing his charges rank as the best defense in the country. Triantafilou played his university ball at Wilfred Laurier from 1979-1983 under Coach Knight, forging a bond that would lead to

him joining the Warriors staff. The much-IovedTriantafilou (just ask Jarrett Smith) wiIl bring to all elements of the team the intensity and drive he instilled in the defense these past two seasons. Learning under Coach Knight, Coach Chris has adapted Knight’s philosphy to his own. The team has to be tough on both sides of the ball, punishing the other team physically. He wants to see all aspects of the team come out and play viciously. Clean, but vicious, with the desire to win and win big. His other primary belief is that football is a game of field .position, meaning that a strong kicking game and a special team are as equally important as offense or defense. The admittedly-reserved Coach Chris says that one of his first goals will be improve the offense, bringing more balance between the passing game and running game. Last season, the Warriors were dominant on the ground, but when they had to air out the ball, well, it wasn’t always pretty. “We’re definitely a running

football team. We’re going to have to be able to throw the ball to open up the run, and to run the ball to open up the pass,” says Coach Chris, “We’ve always been a running team that got in trouble then had to throw the ball. I don’t want to wait for trouble. Trouble’s no good.” Triantafilou will continue to function as the defensive coordinator, but plans on leaving the offense to the rest of the staff, “I detest offense. I don’t like anything about offense. My mentality that way is always the same, except when we have ehe ball.” Currently, the football team is busy with recruiting, which should not be affected to greatly by the coaching team. Judy McCrae, head of the Athletics Department believes that some other schools may have tried to use the coaching uncertainty at Waterloo to boost their own position, but as Coach Chris said, the continuity provided in shifting from Coach Knight toCoach Chris emphasizes that the Warriors are a team that can grow from within, a sign of stability and potential.

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season. This resulted in the Warriors qualifying for a Sunday afternoon consolation game against the Cornell Redmen. The Warriors, lost 4-3 in a great match. Brandon Moffat had two goals for the Warriors with a single going to Dan MacKinnon. Joe Harris and Ryan Warren shared the goaltending. Dan MacKinnon was voted the Warriors Most Valuable Player of the tournament. Warrior Tidbits Warriors welcome Greg Eslate back into the lineup after doing his co-op term in B.C. Tuesday, January seventh-

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o begin this introduction of the fresh faces of Warrior basketball let me state this truism: the goal of every hoop player is to be nice. Nice can mean a lot of things: Nice (nIs); adj. nit - er, nit - est I. pleasing and agree&e Nope, not that one 2. mizi&y phasattt Defmitely not that one 3. respeckzbie atzd weii mannered Are you kidding me? 4. 2Zu3witzg o~~~~iringgr~~~~~c~ru~, prmkiun of-skill Yeah that’s what I’m talking about Now that you’ve been educated, let’s talk niceness. There is a significant amount of said commodity in this year’s crop of rooks. T. J. Grant is nice. Go down the 401, take the Highway 24 exit and ask somebody. For five years he terrorized Cambridge basketball with wild-eyed abandon, I remember my former high school coach telling me about a game where he scored 27 points and did not miss a shot, I repeat: DID NOT MISS ONE SHOT! Not a free throw, lay up, jump shot or hook. He served notice early in the Warrior training camp by easily outrunning everyone in the annual beep test, which is torture disguised as an endurance test. Grant is very strong, quick and energetic. Yet his season has gotten of to a slow start. After beginning the pre-season playing point guard, the coach has since moved him to two guard to take advantage of his considerable offensive weapons. Coach K says that his ultimate challenge is keeping his confidence. Grant says, “I’m not really worried. As long as I keep having fun I know I’ll do well.” Ultimately, no one doubts his potential forniceness. John Quinlan, however, has no lack of confidence or niceness. The word got out early this fall: Q can shoot. There are two kinds of shooters out there. One will get so

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White *averaged 17 points and 12.6 rebounds while leading UW to an impressive showing at the Athena Invitational in the PAC on the weekend. The fourth-year student scored 19 points in a 64-61 win over Calgary on Friday, then grabbed 18 rebounds in a close loss to Western on Saturday.

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excited after hitting a few that they become their own worst enemy. The other type will calmly and methodically bury you, growing stronger with every touch of the rock, John is of the latter variety; he’s pure. Which means he’s hard to stop when he’s in his zone. Yet the big question coming in was not whether anyone could stop him but whether he could stop anyone. In university hoops defence still wins games and some critics had Q down as a weak defender. So far he’s silenced the criticism. When asked about his “D” John answers confidently. He’s the only rookie to actually start a game this year. Most importantly he has something almost as valuable as being nice, he believes he’s nice and that’s a necessary but virtually unteachable skill, Adam Kras is a 5’11” rookie from Hamilton who has been handling the point guard business as a rook. It’s a double tough assignment because he has to understand the system better than anyone. Being a rookie is tough but being a rookie point guard is the b-ball equivalent of a sacrificial lamb. Kras is quick as the breeze in the grass and uses his speed to play rough neck defense. Adam seems to love the game most when his man ii uncomfortable. This talent for defence is something all coaches admire and has earned Kras minutes in the pre-season, He adds to this his ball handling, solid passing and more energy than Laserbeak on energon cubes, He is a likely candidate for handling Warrior point business into the millenium.

Mike Stroeder Warrior Basketball A third-year Arts student, Stroeder averaged 17.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as the Warriors won twice and lost twice over the Christmas break. The Kitchener native has led the team in scoring all season and was named to the Ryerson tournament all-star team in late December. l

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the war for control of the world, but for pure greed and complete coverage from his news network. Teri Hatcher is as good as she’ll ever get, which isn’t very good, but dies quickly. Gijtz Otto, as the sadistic Teutonic henchman, Stamper, plays the best and most memorable lethal henchman since Jaws. However, the best sup- d

ing Chinese Operative Wai Lin, she equally serves the role of the love interest but with the ability to really kick butt. The only problem with her character was that she was not made an equal to Bond. In many ways she could top Bond, but she seems like a freight truck: powerful and deadly, but

ruw A to fig mogu World War III. To helc, him fight is a C Michelle Yeoh and the mogul’s wife Bond ? quite best film the S Conn~ E r : Pier Brosn comfc Plays calm, moutl really to kill. Jonathan Pryce is .-_ . one 0” * for he

wasn’t saved by a gadget but by Bond and his skill. If there’s one significant problem with this film, it’s the heavily increased amount of gunplay involved. Most likely a response to the marketplace, the movie, very much Iike Gu/&neyt, utilizes enough ammunition to maintain a small army for years. Classic bond films seemed to keep the firefights to a minimum, and you would never have seen Bond mowing down dozens of bad guys with a machine gun. Tumormw NmerDics is arollercoaster of a movie that truly gives the audience a Bond you can believe in and like.

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Costner’s perks, like a private chef at all hours, and a personal yacht. It’s always difficult for filmmakers to work with a story when everyone knows the outcome. Ron Howard saw that problem with Apollo 13, Frank Marshall experienced the same problem with Alive, and Cameron deals with it in T&z& Because everyone knows the story of the Titanic, that it hit an iceberg and sunk, killing 1,500 people, Cameron’s challenge was to create something more than just a massive evacuation, a story about the individuals that the audience could follow, empathize with, and grieve for. To accomplish that, we have a classic upstairs-downstairs romance between blue blood Rose, played by Kate Winslet and

Of course, between Rose’s meddling mother and jealous fiancee, and that pesky iceberg, their plans are thrown awry. The hour-long sequence in which the Titantic goes under is fantastically done, capturing the emotion, panic and horror of an unsinkable ship, an upper cIass who won’t let the poorer passengers in what few lifeboats there were, and people freezing and dying in the chaos. As more of the giant set goes under, the intensity grows exponentially, until the boat finally disappears under the waves, and a sense of order is restored. Titanic suffered a great deal of negative publicity early on because of its massive budget and eight months of delays getting it into theatres. There were prob-

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creet. It seems like the scriptwriter Bruce Feirstein was looking for excuses to make Wai Lin every other Bond girl: vulnerable and in need of saving. The always bulbous Joe Don Baker returns as American Jack Wade. And god damn, does the formerMitc/relCstar look fat. Huge. Rotund. Immense. He has a

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hen&z&rday h?g&profiled Ken Finklemanof the CBC’s X48 N&Uroom last April, Finkleman was railingabout an incident in which Preston Manning got all of Parliament to stand up and sing “0 Canada.” The whole incident sickened him, “They’re not like Americans,” he said. Referring to their anthem and the pageantry involved, he continued, “The Americans are very good at this, in the same way the Nazis were good at this sort of romanticism. Because it, it, it means nothing. There’s no actual content. You hear a song, you see a flag, and you feel a strong connection to a country. Why? This is classic fascist impulse, visceral rather than intellectual. NowCanadians don’t define themselves by these kinds of symbols. Our symbols are very weak...And, and, a& t/iatS go&. So if you have to define yourself by dlr&&zg about who you are, rather than just drawing on symbols, it’s healthier.” Finkleman’s rant captures much of what is said in John Ralston Saul’s new book, R&ktions uf a Siamese Twin. Canada, Saul argues, is a place that thrives on complexity and cannot cling to ideology, all-encompassing myths or any other form of romanticism. Canadians, he says, beinganorthern people, simply cannot afford

to be romantic, as the environment-geographic, cultural, economic and political - demands a more practical, critical nature. Embracing complexity and a willingness to doubt are what has sustained Canada over its long history and are now its strengths most in jeopardy. Saul argues that Canada’s complexity arises from a number of conditions. Among them are Canada’s small population spread across the huge northern and geographically marginal section of the continent; the reality of its history involving native, anglophone and francophone coexistence; and the reform-minded sensibility that Canada was built upon, to name a few. These elements, Saul argues, lead to a complex mythology that has periodically been manipulated and misrepresented by antidemocratic and corporatist figures, right up to the present day. These include, among others, the Family Compact, the Ultramontane movement in Quebec, and, as you might expect, Preston Manning, Ralph Klein and Mike Harris. It should be noted, however, that few of today’s politicians escape Saul’s admonitions, regardless of their political stripes. Saul says the result of these misrepresentations has been a denial by our elites of our complexity, and a desire to replace it with a movement towards conformity with the other major nation states, especially Britain, France and the United States. But Canada, Saul says, was never meant for such conformity and cannot work with such a simpleminded approach. Not surprisingly, it’s a complex argument, and one which

Saul argues effectively, even if it is long winded. The only real trouble with this book comes from Saul’s vocabulary. If you have read at least one of his other non-fiction works - Vohire’s Rastards, The Doubter’s Cotnpandon, and T&e Uncunscions Civilixation - Saul’s concerns about the grip of ideology, absolute truths,scholasticism, uncommunicative language, and corporatism on Canada make sense. However, if you haven’t read his earlier stuff, you will likely find this a long, difficult and often cryptic read. In fact, l&Doti~ter’s Compaction, touted as a “dictionary of aggressive common sense,” is fast becomingaglossaryofterms for reading Saul’s- work. Granted, Saul does have to build upon his ideas, and cannot explain himself at every turn. However, when the vocabulary is combined with the numerous historical, literary and philosophical references, the effect is somewhat muted unless you have read Saul before or know a fair bit about the figures he discusses, Regardless, the book still holds numerous important insights. Saul’s chapter on the Quebec referendum, for example, is easily the most intelligent thing I’ve read about the referendum and even Quebec itself in a long time, His explanation of Canada’s fundamental East-West (rather than North-South) orientation and positive versus negative nationalism are also illuminating. Saul has a way of cutting through the rhetoric and cacophony of current events and everyday life to get at the true meaning and context of events that few other writers do. In the end, it is definitely worth the read.

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work-is kind of like 1 \watching an aging athlete playing out the string. First, he loses a step, the hands go, the effort level declines, the skills erode away, and soon you’re left watching a shadow of the player you used to enjoy. That erosion is what seems to have happened to Rice in the past few years, as her novels have consistently failed to

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. One curious note is that this is perhaps the most autobiographical work since /nte?wim w&4 the VapnPjr8, as it contains many of the emotions and feelings that Rice has had to deal with in her life, such as the tragic death of her young daughter. Rice spends an inordinate amount of time droning on and on about the way in which Triana’s daughter Lily died of cancer, mirroring her own struggles when her daughter passed away. That tragedy was the genesis for Interview wit4 t.4e Vampire, in which Louis grieved for his lost Claudia, allowing Rice a catharsis for her grief. Violin is a horrifyingly dull read, leaving the reader unfulfilled and empty. It harps on the themes of loss and grief, miring its characters in a morass of pity, yet not elevating to a point where their suffering induces a reaction in the reader, Ultimately, it is a sad reminder that all.things must die, including talent.


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plays through in the order it was in the movie, and is great when you want to recreate the movie in your head (if you have that good of a memory). The album is also great for the fact that it’s a refreshing change from the latest strain of “Songs From and Inspired By” soundtracks, which just have songs from big-name fad-of-themoment bands. It’s great for a video game too. Out of all of these, however, the best song is, by far, Moby’s remixof the original “James Bond Theme,” refreshing it into the 90s sound, whatever that may be. Was the rehash of the great theme needed? No, not really, for the classic is, well, a classic. But this song does stand out by itself as its own separate Bond Theme, and that pretty much sums up the album. It’s not the greatest score, but it does stand alone.

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experienced by the band over the years. Displayed are pits from when Chris Come1 I had long hair and Hiro Yamamoto played, bass. There are also some fantastic concert pits showing the quintet’s on-stage energy. Since the band’s first album S&YEVZ~ingLifG was a Sub Pop release, it seems only appropriate that Sub Pop co-founder, Jonathan Poneman, wrote the introduction for the liner notes. His words make the band’s history seem immense. If you want to pretend that you are a Soundgarden fan but don’t actually own any of their albums then gti out and buy this one. It’ll provide you with just about all the songs you need to know. If you are a die-hard fan, what the hell, it’s only one more CD and it’s pretty hard to go wrong with a greatest hits album.


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more introspective and cynical set of songs this time. The entire band has become even tighter, and have expanded the range of styles present on the album,, ranging from the Stray Catish strut of the first single “I Iitchin’ a Ride” to the surprisingly acoustic “Good Riddance”. Despite their slightly altered approach, many of the elements that make Green Day Green Day are still all there; the up-tempo, upbeat musical stylings, the biting social commentary (see “The Grouch,“) and, of come, the humour. “King for a Day” is the best example of the more humorous side of the band, with its tale of a cross-dressing teenager set to a highly amusing mix of quasi-circus music accompaniment. Like the other Green Day albums, Nimrodis the kind of CD that you can just pop in and e-njoy from start to finish. Longtime fans of the band should certainly be happy with this latest offering. Detractors may have to finally shut up and accept Green Day for the truly exceptional (and one of the few remaining) rock and roll bands that they are.

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Well, there’s not much that can be said aboutLockN%ador Denis Leary that hasn’t been said before. Is it as good asNo Cunfor Ctinceti Yes. Is it the same format of Leary insulting everything under the sun that pisses him off? Of course. Is it truly a “comedy” CD of his stage show? No, not really. Lock N’ Load is really a step beyondNo &re. It includes many tidbits of his HHO stage show, but more than that. The album is a mix of songs, stand-up and sketches, changing back and forth like static on the changing of an analog radio dial. He has four full songs, with some pieces of others that didn’t quite make itor were better sbortened. “Love Barge” is basically “The Love Boat” theme on morphine with a bitter captain. “Life’s Gonna Suck” is a kiddie song gone to hell, and “Save This” is just a plea to stop the pleas to stop the killing of anything.

Everything is done with a sense of irony. I Ie’ll tell you chat wedestroy things because wecan, but shows us the stupid things humans do that make no sense , but we do anyway. He makes comments on everything from the Pope to Marv Albert in a series of stand-up recordings, and the sketches, however few, still add to the whole feeI of the album. Yet the best track on the album, and probably the best exampleofwhat Leary is really about is the semi-serious “Lock N’ Load.” The four and a half minute tirade truly makes a statement on the state of the world morally and religiously that would make Sinead 0’(.:onner look like a practicing priest. Yet it is because of the messages, diversity and lightning-fast delivery that LorL N’ Long exceeds iVo &t-e and makes it stand alone from any other comedy CD done in the past year. In other words, this album is an excellent follow-up to No Cjity fur- Ctinceq and if you liked No &t-e for ihncer, there’s a good chance you’ll like this. I Iowever, if you don’t like having your beliefs and thoughts challenged, you don’t have an open mind, or you just have no sense’ of humour, stay as far away from this album as possible.


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Applications for the following scholarships are being accepted during the Winter term. Refer to Section 4 of the Undergraduate Calendar for further criteria. Application forms are available in the Student Awards Office, 2nd floor, Needles Hail. All Faculties: Undergraduate 8ursary Program - the Student Awards office administersa large number of undergraduate bursaries and awards based on financial need and possibly on other factors such as marks, extracurricular activities, etc. Dleadline: students may apply during the term until the first day of exams. Paul Berg Memorial Award - available to students who are involved in extracurricular MUSIC activities on campus; must have minimum “B” average. Deadline: Feb. 16. 1998. Doreen Brisbin Award - available to third year Regular or 36 Co-op female students in an Honours program in which women are currently under represented.

Deadline: April 30, 1998. CUPE Local 793 Award - available to Union employees, their spouses, children grandchildrenforextracurricular/community involvement. Deadline: Jan. 30,1998. Data481 Schklars Foundation Awards Program - available to full or part-time students based on academic merit, personal motivation, employment, extracurricular activities and letters of recommendation. Deadline: Jan. 23, 1998.

Don Hayes Award - for involvement & contribution to athletics and/or sports therapy. Deadline: Jan. 30, 1998. L88dS-Wat8rlOO Student Exchangs Program Award - students to contact John Medley, Mechanical Engineering. Mike Moser Memorial Award - available to 3rd or 4th year based o? extracurricular involvement. Deadline: Jan. 9, 1998. NCR Waterloo Award - available to all based on financial need, minimum B+ average, leadership, extracurricular activities. Deadline: Jan. 30, 1998. Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubil88 Awards Program for Study in Second Dfficial Language - available to 2nd or 3rd year students who would like an opportunity to study at another Can& dian university in French; must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and in first undergraduate program. Deadline: Jan. 30, 1998. UW Staff Association Award - available to full or part-time’ undergraduates in a degree program, Applicants must be current Staff Association members, their spouses, children, grandchildren or dependents and will be based on academics, extracurricular involvement and financial need. Deadline: Jan. 30, 1998. Doublas T. Wright Award - availabe to full-time students who have participated in a UW international WORK placement who demonstrated leadership qualities

UW-Manulife Community & World Service Award - available to students who have completed a work-term in the service of others, locally, nationally or abroad who received little or no rerpuneration. Interested students should contact Arts Special Program, HH. Faculty of Engineering: Jonathan Ainley Memorial Bursary available to 2A or above in Civil or Environmental (Civil), based on financial need ahd a minimum of 75%. Daadline: Jan. 30, 1998. Andsrsen Consulting Scholarship available to 38. Deadline: Mar. ,31, 1998. J.P. Bickell Foundation Bursaries available to all Chemical students. Deadline: Jan. 30, 1998. Canadian Posture and Seating Ckntr8Scholarship -available toali. Deadline: Oct. 15, 1998. Keith Carr Memorial Award - available to 3IVB or 4A Chemical. Deadline: June 30,1998. Conestoga Heavy Construction Association Award -available to 3A Civil based on fianancial need and a minimum of 75%. Deadline: Jan. 30,1998. Consulting Engineers of Ont&io Scholarship- available to all 38. Deadline: Mar. 31, 1998. Ccp8rators Group Ltd, Award available to 3A Environmental Engineering based on financia! need and extracurricular involvement. Deadline; Jan. 30, 1998. John Deere Limited Scholarship avaiIabl;e to all 3B Mechanical with an

interest in manufacturing and/or product design. Deadline: Mar. 31, 1998. Delcan Scholarship - available to 48 Civil based on interest experience in the transportation field. Deadline: Feb. 27, 1998. Memorial Award avarla le to all 3 Chemica’l. Deadline: Mar. 31, 1998. Forging Industry A$ociation Assistantship-available to2A or above in Mechanical for students with an interest in th8 Forging Industry: The award will provide an opportunity Ppra student to participate in a research project related to the Forging Industry. Interested students should contact Prof. J.G. Lenard by Jan. 15,1998. , SC. Johnson & Son LtU. Environmental Scholarship - aVa/labl8 to 3rd year Environmental (Ghem@al). Deadline: May 28, 1998. Ontario Hydro Engineeririg Awards availabte to 18 Chemica!) Electrical, Environmental or MechanICal. Eligible candidates will be women, aboriginal (native) Canadians, persovs with disabilities or visible minoritie$. Deadline: . July 31, 1998.

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and leadership abilities. Preference will be given to students who have a home address in the County or Municipality of Perth, Huron or Halton. Deadline: Jan. 30+1998. Jack Wiseman Award - available to 38 Civil. Deadline: Oct. 31, 1996. Faculty of Environmental Studies: Robert Haworlh Scholarship -completion of 3rd in an honburs program in resource management related to Park Planning and Management, Recreation, Natural Heritage or Outdoor Recreation. Deadline: May 28, 1996. Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship -available to 3rd year Environment and Resource Studies, Planning, Water Resourve Management. Deadline: May 28,1998. Faculty of Mathematics: Anderson Consulting Award - available to 3B Math. Deadline: Mar. 31,1998. Certified Management Accounting Bursary - avaitable to full-time students in Mathematics Business Administration/ Chartered Accountancy/Management Accountancy. Preference will be given to students who attended high school in counties of Perth, Waterloo or Wellington. Deadline: Jan. 30, 1996. Co-operators Group Ltd. Award - available to 3A Actuarial Science based on financial need and extracurricular invoivement. Deadline: Jan. 30, 1996. Eiectrohome 75 Anniversary Schoiarship - available to 3B Computer Science. Deadline: Mar. 31, 1998. Friar Luca Pacioii Award - available to 1 B Accountancy Studies based on marks and extracurricular involvement. Deadline: Mar. 31, 1996. K.C. Lee Computer Science Schoiarship - available tq 2nd year Regular Computer Science. Deadline: Oct. 31, 1998. Faculty of Science: J.P. Bickelt Foundation Bursaries available to upper year Earth Sciences. Deadline: Jan. 30, 1998. John Carter Memorial Award - avaiiable to 2nd or 3rd year students enrolled in the Faculty of Science who wish to attendafieldcourseand willbe basedon the marks achieved in BIOL 210, 211, 221 and 250. Applications shotild be made to Dr. Wayne Hawthorne in the Department of Biology. Deadline: Jan. 30,1998. Dow Canada Scholarship - available to 3A Chemistry. Deadline: June 15, 1998. S.C. Johnson &Son Ltd. Environmental Scholarship - available to 3rd year Chemistry. Deadline: May 28, 1998. Marcel Pequegnat Scholarship - available to 38 Earth Science/Water Resource Management. Deadline: May 28, 1996. .

GONE MISSING: Sandi McGiver alias the Dancing Turkey Flower has been abducted. Last year our turtle went missing. Needless to say that we would like them returned to theTurnkey Desk, no questionsasked. lfat any time someone has the need to spend time with the turtle or Sandi McGiver just let us know ...we can lend our prize possessions ;;; ;tX~pt Nancy O’Neil at the TumGuided. self-change of alcohol use: for individuals who may have concerns about the amount they are drinking and want to cut down. Call Counselling Services, ext. 2655 to find out more. Scholarship fu,nds are available through the Muttlple Sclerosis Association of America s PROJECT: Learn MS ‘98 Essay Competition. June 5, 1996 is deadline. To obtain reoistration form and info call I-600-LEARN MS. Renison College is now accepting residence applications from undergraduate students for both the winter and spring trms in 1998. for further info contacct the Residence Off ice, Renison College at 884-4404, ext. 611 Exchanges to France or Germany for 1998-99; awards of $1,200 to undergraduates and graduates. Deadline January 16,1998. Forms available from Maria Lange, tP0, Needles Hall, room Distingished Teacher Awards: to nominate your outstanding professor, lab demonstrator, or teachin assistant for the Distinguished 7 eacher Award, contact TRACE, MC 4055, ext. 3132. Deadline is Feb. 6, 1998. The region’s waste reduction office asks all residents to keep Blue Box and cart recycling safe. Keep snow and ice cleared from around your recycling container. Ensure that your recyclihg container is visible and placed at the end of yor driveway for easy access by the recycling drivers. Snowy weather has arrived! Please help the City of Waterloo keep the sidewalks clear of snow for seniors, wheelchairs, disabled and all persons in general. Please shovel and keep cars off streets so snowplows can do their job. Getting Married in 1998? Congratulations! The UW Chaplains’ Association invite you to participate in a Marriage Preparation Course to help make a ood relationship even better. The 8 ourse will be held Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 to 930 p.m., Sat., Feb. 28 at 8:45 to 5 p.m. at the Resurrection College in their lower lounge. For more info contact the Chaplains’ Office at 888-4567, ext. 3633. A bursary is offered for one year of post-graduate study to residents of the Municipality of Waterloo or students studying at the University of Waterloo or Wiffrld Laurier University. Approximate value $3,500. Application deadline April 15, 1998. For info telephone 905-522-9537/fax 905-522-3633 or contact the Graduate Offices at the above Universities.

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Datatei Scholar Foundatin Award:Appiications are now beingaccepted for the Datatel Scholars Foundation Awards Program. The awards have a value of up to $2,000 each and are available to fulltime or part-time students, graduate or undergraduate, in any discipline. Applications will be evaluated based on acedemic merit, personal motivation, external activities, including employment, extracurricular activities, and letters of reference. Application deadline is January 23,1996. Interested students should* contact the Student Awards Office or the Graduate Studies Office for an application form. Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program: The Terry Fox Humanitarian Award Program provides renewable scholarships valued up to $4,000 annually to undergraduate students currently studying towards a first*degree. The awards are intended to encourage Canadian youth to seek the high ideals represented by Terry Fox. Selection is based on community se&e,humanitarianism, perserverance, courage in the face of obstacles, and the pursuit of excellence in academics and fitness. Application deadline is February lst, 1998. For further information and application forms, contact the Student Awards Office.

If you are interested in any of the following volunteer opportunities, please contact Sue Coulter at the Volunteer Action Centre at 742-6610. Quote the position number at the end of the description when you call. Please visit the Volunteer Action Centre’s website at: http:// www.wchat.on.ca/public/kitchener/ vacfiles/vac.htm. .. . BeaFitnessAmbassador:#OSZ-2147. If you enjoy basketball, swimming or dancing and have a good communication skills, you can help to promote fundraising fitness events in the community with the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Support Clean ‘Air: #I 37-2186. The Council for a Tobacco-Free Waterloo Region is looking for volunteers to help monitor compliance with non-smoking by-laws in schools, restaurants and retail stores. Training will be held on Jan. 21 from 7-9 p.m. Co-leader, Anti-Shoplifting Program: #031-2I85. This is an opportunity to gain experience with crime prevention programs and to work in a teaching capacity with young teens. Coach Fidor Hockey, Volleyball or Youth Group Asst.: #030-2163. Kitchener Community Centre is looking for volunteers who enjoy sports to supervisefromages9 to20yearotds. 1 1/2to 2 hours, one evening a week. Short-term position m good telephone skills needed: #023-2162. A volunteer with a pleasant telephone manner is needed by an agency that works with children. The UW Off ice for students with disabitities is looking for students to volunteer as “Peer Helpers” for the Winter Term. Applications can be picked up in room 2051. Needles Hall. We need Big Sisters! - you can make a difference in a child’s life. Female volunteers are required to develop one-onone relationships with girts (aged 4-17) and boys (aged 4-11) years. Three hours a week for one year commitment. Our next training session is Jan. 31 and Feb. I. Call 743-5206 to register. Volunteers with car and time during day are needed to drive elderly clients to medical and other appointments. Flexible position. Mileage reimbursement available. RAISE Home Support, 7447666.

Volunteer tutors are needed to tutor students on a one-to-one basis in written and oral English. Tutors meet students on campus, usualty once a week for l-2 hours for 1 term. If you have a good working knowledge of English, are patient, friendly, dependable, and would like to volunteer, register at the International Student Off ice, NH 2080. For more info call ext. 2814.

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Friday, January 9,1998 Don’t forget to visit us at Volunteer Fair ‘98 at Fairview Park Mall today and Jan. 10 during regular mall hours. Reps from 36 local charitable organizations will be at booths throughout the mall. Learn about their services aqdfind out what volunteer opportunities are available. .Wednesday, January 14,1998 Gay and Lesbian Liberation of Waterloo Coming Out Discussion Group. Topic: “Coming Out To Yourself” 7:30 p. m. Social follows at 9 p.m. PAS 3005. Meet old friends and make new ones. All welcome. Details: 864-4569.

MONDAYS English Language Lab - is held from 2:30 to 3:20 in Modern Languages I 13 from Sept. to June. The class has an emphasis on pronunciation and listening exercises. Students, faculty, staff and spouses are welcome to attend. For more info contact the International Student Office, exf. 2614. TUESDAYS TOEFL Preparation Course - the test of English as a foreign langua e course begins Jan. 20 and ends IA ar. 25. Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursdayfrom2-4:30p.m.ThelOweek course is desi ned to prepare people writing the TO % Ft exam. Register at the lntarnational Student Ofice, NH2080 or call ext. 2614 for more details.

To all students - find out more ido about upcoming workshops by picking up the brochure at the Career Resource C’entre, Needles Halt 1115. Interest Assessment: In this twosession workshop, you can find out how your interests fetate to specific vocational opportunities. Sessions are being held Jan. 12, Jan. 22 and Jan. 28. Please register for this program at the reception desk in Counselling Services, NH 2080. There is a materials fee of $tO.OO Explore your Personaiitv tvoe: cohplete -the Myers-Brigg’s iipe Indicator and discover how vour oersonat strengths relate to your prelerrid way of workin . There is a materials fee of $2.00.Qhesetwopartsessionsbeginon Jan. 15 and Jan. 27. Please register for this program at the reception desk in Counselting Services, NH 2080. NO NEED TO REGISTER for the following workshops . .. just show up! January 8 - Resume Writing - learn techniques for writng an effective resume. Meet in NH 1020,10:30-l 1:30. This session is also being held Jan. 19, NH 1020, 1:30-2:30. Letter Writing learn how to use letters to your advantage in the job search. Meet in NH t020, 11:30-12:30. This session will be repeated Jan. 19, NH 1020.2:30-330. January 13 - interview Skills: Preparing for Questions - view and discuss taped excerpts of actual inten/iews. Meet in NH 1020, 10:30-12:OO. . Janua 14 -Gain the Competitive’Edge: Know tx e Employer - find out how to research potential employers. Meet in Needles Hall 1020, l0:30-12:30. January 20 -The Work Finding Package d learn the “how to” of job/work search, networking, and employer research. Meet in ELI 01, 1:30-3:30. This session repeats Jan. 21,23 Davis Centre.

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The Lyric Night Club - ride our complimentary Shuttle Bus to the Lyric every Saturday night. Departure times are 10:30,11:25and12:15fromSt. Michael’s and 10:45, 11:40 and 1230 from the University Plaza. Buses will be returning at 130, 1:50 and 2: 10. Tweed Music -piano lessonsat reasonable rates. Students of all ages and abilities welcome. Central Waterloo location. 741-9163.

The Lyric Night Club - Student Recession Pub Night - book your own bus trip at The Lyric on any Saturday Night forthe new Winter semester. The Lyric will give your group free admission, free food, the craziest prices, free concec tickets, free prizes, free transportation, and the biigest party hype in the world on our Recession Student Pub Night on Saturdays. Call our info-line now at 749-2121. Also ask us how we can help you raise money for your organization or choice of charity.

Fund-Raisers required - earn $9.00/ hour plus bonus working with others on door-to-door fundraising program for locat charity. We canvasseveningsand Saturdays. Transportation provided. Phone 747-5850 anytime. Exceptional Summer opportunity Camp Wayne, NE PA (3 hrs/NYC) sports oriented. Counselor/Specialists for all Land/Water Sports tnc. Tennis, camping, climbin@ropes, mountain biking, rocketry, roller hockey, sailinq/water skiing, A & C, drama, radio, video. Campus interviews Thursday, March 19. Please call l-888-737-9296 or 5 16683-3067/leave your name, phone number and mailing address. Weekend Counseliors & Relief Staff to work in homes for individuals with developmentalchallenges. Experience, minimum 8-month commitment. Paid positions. Send resume to Don Mader, KW Habilitation Services, 108 S dney Street, S., Kitchener,Ontario, N2 E 3V2. Work in a dynamic environment and earn extra cash while not interfering with your class schedule. The Lyric Night Club is looking to hire Bartenders, Wait Staff, Support and Security. Apply in person on Thursday, Jan. 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lyric Night Club, Kitchener.

Best hotels, lowest prices. All Spring Break locations, Florida, Cancun, etc. from $89. Register your group OT be our Campus Rep. Call for information 1-800327-6013. www.icpt.com. Daytona Beach - Spring Break - lowest price and largest trip on campus. From $99/quint Hotel only and $249. bus and hotel. Book now! Special limited time offer! Book 15 friends, go free! Brad 6667567.

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