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Bomber manager resigns Feds refuse to comment on reasons why by Natalie

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he Bombshelterwas hit with a major shake-up last Thursday, February 26, when the Federation of Students announced that manager Larry Vaughn and assistant manager Tyler Brown will no longer be working for’ the Bomber. On Thursday, Vaughn and the Feds reached an agreement and Vaughn resigned as manager, effective immediately. The same day, Brown was informed that his contract was being terminated two months before its official expiry date at the end of April. The Federation executive announced the moves later on Thursday at a meeting of all Federation employees. The Federation of Students, Vaughn and Brown refused to comment on the reasons for the departures, and it is unclear what connection exists, if any, to complaints lodged after an end-of-term Bomber staff party last December. However, a Bombshelter staff member informed Imprint that Vaughn’s resignation may have been precipitated by events that cook place at the party (staff parties are held at the Bomber), where three or four Bomber staff removed all their clothes over the course of the evening. Current Bombshelter Acting Manager Steve Sjimanski confirmed the report. All parties denied that any one incident triggered the dispute, and all refused to comment on the details. “It was no one incident,” said Federation of Students President Mario Bellabarba. “I can’t say any more because of [Human Resources] and legal issues.” However, when asked

directly about the party, Bellabarba told Imprint, “I won’t confirm or deny it. It’s none of your damn business. I know the truth.. .and I’m not going to discuss it with the paper.” “I didn’t want to work for them anymore, and they didn’t want me working for them,” said Vaughn. “It was a mutual agreement.” As for Brown, Vice President Administration and Finance Raju Pate1 simply said, “We didn’t need his services anymore.”

Several Bomber staff became naked during the last staff party. While the removal of clothing and naked “rookie dances” have traditionally taken place at Bomber staff parties, Imprint was informed that a staff member complained to the Feds about nudity at a previous staff party. Following this, Bellabarba warned Vaughn that nudity at staff parties is illegal and goes against the Federation of Students’ policies, and that it should not happen again. According to Sjimanski, Vaughn warned staff not to get naked at the December 1997 staff party, but the warning was not heeded. “Larry was away for a bit through-

out the night. When he came back, some people had taken their clothes off,” he said. Subsequently, another complaint was lodged with the Feds. “It wasn’t just this staff party. It was a build up of stuff from the past,” said Sjimanski. “I think he figured he’d been here long enough and had accomplished what he could here.” The circumstances surrounding Brown’s dismissal are more-tenuous. When Vaughn left the staff party last December, he left Brown in charge. “The line wasn’t distinctly drawn of what [Brown] was supposed to do while Larry was gone,” said Sjimanski. It was under Brown’s charge that the nudity began. Brown’s initial termination seems to have been a mistake on the part of the Feds, By Monday, March 2, they had amended their action against rhe Assistant Manager, and had offered instead to buy out the remainder of his contract. Belfabarba admitted that the initial dismissal had been ‘Ihasty and inappropriate.” “The process was not handled properly,“added Patel. Having left the Bomber, Vaughn has moved over to the Grad House. He said that he hopes to achieve at the Grad House the same promotional success that he had at the Bombshelter, to bring in new and bigger crowds. The Bombshelter will continue with a leaner managerial staff. Sjimanski has been appointed Acting Manager, but no new Assistant Manager will be hired. Pate1 and Feds General Manager Bob Sproule will handle the administrative side of Bombshelter operations from the Federation of Students office. Pate1 insists, however, that the changes will not affect the operacions in any way. “From the staff and students’ point of view, nothing will change.”

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fter losing approximately $150,000 in the three years it has been open, Fed Copy Plus will open its doors for the last time at the end of this term. With the Co-op application process going on-line next year, the Federation of Students have admitted thar they can no longer afford to keep their copy centre open. “Close to 40 per cent of our business is resum&. With Co-op online, our market share is gone. There is not enough business on campus to make up for that,” said VicePresident Administration and Finance Raju Patel. “We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” he added. Currently, Fed Copy Plus is unable to make enough revenue to cover its operating costs. According to budget figures released last month, the business has lost over $30,000 this year. Even if Fed Copy Plus found a way to make-up for the loss of 40 per cent of its business, it still wouldn’t be enough for it to run it on a cost-recovery basis, said Pate]. “We don’t have a choice. It’s going to lose money again. We don’t have a hope for that place.” Pate1 added that, “Especially the way rhe Feds are going now, we can’t wait for [Fed Copy Plus] to turn around.”

Fed Copy Plus opened in the Spring 1995 term when the Student Life Cenue addition was opened. That period saw the expansion of several Fed businesses. In addition to opening Fed Copy Plus, the Variety and Post was begun and rhe Campus Shop, Scoops and the Used Bookstore found new, larger homes. The Campus’Shop has since been closed because it, too, was losing money. While UW students have always been served by several Graphics Services outlets operated by the university, these centres were%ot aggressively marketed when the Feds decided to open Fed Copy Plus, providing the rationale for opening a Fed-run copy centre. Since Fed Copy Plus has opened, however, the university has increased the marketing of their own copy centres, competing with the Feds for business. At the time that Fed Copy Plus opened, there was talk of Co-op going on-line. However, the Feds did not feel that the move to Web-based resumd writing would happen so soon, “There’s always talk, especially with the university,” explained Patel. Essentially, the Feds didn’t think the technology would advance fast enough for Coop to go on-line so soon. “If you’d asked four years ago if [a web-based resume ] was possible, I’d have said no,” said Patel.

Pate1 admitted that, were it not for the Co-op departmerit’s switch to on-line service, Fed Copy Plus might remain open. “In the past three months, we’ve seen them do a really aggressive marketing plan, so I would have given them more time. I don’t know how much more time, but I would have given them more time,” he said. Unlike the Campus Shop, the Feds won’t lose much money in closing the business. Because all the printers and copiers are leased, “The only costs to closing [Fed Copy Plus] down are inventory and severance packages,” explained Patel. The inventory, which consists largely of paper, can be returned, and Pate1 said the Feds are trying to create options for staff other than severance packages. These options for staff potentially include jobs within the university or other Fed businesses. “If they want to work for other businesses with the Feds, we’ll give them priority,” said Patel, adding that this does not mean they will be guaranteed a job. Basically, “We want to keep people as happy as possible.” - The Feds are currently planning for use of the soonto-be empty space in the SLC. Options include having an external business or a university business move in. “Whatever it is, it’s going to benefit the students,” said Pate], adding that, “The Feds won’t start a new venture.”

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tion found at this site includes humidity, wind speed and direction, and barometric pressure and it is updated every 15 minutes. Within the next few weeks, data archives will also be an active part of the site. > The site is still under construction and students are encouraged to give their input regarding its development. The data obtained from this station will be used in projects in the Engineering and ES faculties. Some current projects include the Cryospheric System to Monitor Global Change in Canada (CRYSYS). This is a Canadian contribution to NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) program. Another project that will use the information is the Mackenzie Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX). This experiment is meant to measure and model precipitation and evaporation rates in present and future climates. The weather station data will help determine the performance of new models developed by Dr. Nick Kouwen and Dr. Diana Verseghy before the models are used in the weather forecast or climate change systems. While the faculties are mainly

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planning to use the station for research, there are other plans. “In the future, we’re hoping people can download information and use it in classes,” said Frank Seglenieks, the Weather Station website administrator. “The information is there for everybody to use.” The station is being financially supported by the LJniversity of Waterloo, with help from the Waterloo Engineering Endowment Fund and AES.

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negotiator and a professor in Computer Science, believes that “Bell is using this [donation] as a recruiting tool.” Bell Emergis President Jim Tobin says, “ The combined capacity of the universities of Toronto and Waterloo provides access to superb intellectual and physical research infrastructure which is unmatched in North America.”

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will upgrade exresearch labs. Both Forsyth and Dr. Jon Mark, acting chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, have praised the deal for its exploratory aspects. “We want to support the whole range of research. They [Bell Emergis] don’t know where their next idea may be coming from,” says Forsyth. isting

Students will have access tb research infrastructure that is unmatched in North America.” Development Challenge Fund (ORDCF), the deal could potentially balloon into an $18 million project. The funds will be primarily directed to graduate studies programs in two departments, Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Graduate students in Systems Design Engineering and Combinatorics and Optimization will also benefit from these funds to a lesser extent. And how does Bell Emergis benefit from a project that is not being directed at a specific area of research? Dr, Peter Forsyth, a key

Given the dearth of graduates in the high-tech sector and the percentage of students that are snapped up by employers south of the border, the competition for new recruits is getting more and more intense. If the $9 million project does become an $18 million one, $9 million will be used to create an endowment fund for graduate scholarships, $3 million will be directed to hardware and software support, $2 million will be spent on upgrading the computer networks in the Davis Centre, .$Z million will be used to upgrade graduate student equipment and

This marks a change from past corporate donations at UW that have been aimed at graduate students. Generally, companies who donate to universities prefer to see their funds directed to an area that is relevant to their area of specialization. Applied research attracts more corporate donations than basic research does. For example, Bell and Ericsson currently fund several computer labs in the Davis Centre. The research done in these labs is applicable to the companies’ business interests. continued

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Playingwith their minds UW engineersclean up at competition by

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bout sixteen groups of four first year students sat round 16 card tables in the multi-purpose room last Saturday, nervously anticipating what was to come next. Minutes later, they received a few sheets of paper and got to work devising plans. Every so often, groups ran out of the room and returned with building materials like lengths of wood, wire, popsicle sticks and hinges and began to build. After some time, groups gathered around circles of tape on the floor and used their contraptions to pick up a dart and place it in a target on the floor - withour entering the circle.

In the Team Design category, teams of four first year students are required to work as a group and solve a design problem. The problem was to create a device to pick up a dart and place it in a target on the floor without entering the circle surrounding the target. Teams are constrained by time, cost and materials; they quickly work and use “OEC dollars” to purchase materials and time to use screwdrivers and other tools. Teams are then judged on design, performance and presentation. Jason Tham, Emily Rimas, Winnie Leung and Kevin Wong, in Systems Design rook first place. The other Waterloo team of Keith Flynn, Jason Jackson, Ian Tien and Dave Kroetsch performed best in most of the criteria but

and Tonya Sulley, both from Waterloo, took first and second place respectively. Parker Mitchell also took first in Explanatory Communications, where competitors must effectively explain a technical subject in a way that non-engineers can understand. In Entrepreneurial Design, students must design and develop an innovative, marketable idea. Kate Hoye and Diane Cameron developed an Ergonomic Gynecological Leg Support System to win first for Waterloo. The Corporate Design categoryrequires that teams be sponsored by a corporation as they solve a problem that is faced in industry by the corporation. This caregory saw a first for Tyler Close

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were disqualified for accidentally entering the circle. The same problem was posed to secondary school teams from the K-W, Toronto and Hamilton areas. The high school teams were not as restricted by price or materials. The teams performed well and had a good time, Many of the competitors plan co attend UW next year. Communication skills are emphasized in the categories of Editorial Communications and Explanatory Communications. Editorial Communications requires students to support a personal viewpoint. Parker Mitchell

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and second for the team of Paul Bowles, Sheridan Ethier, Dan O’Connel and John O’Reilly. All three of Waterloo’s teams placed in Parliamentary Debate. Doug Suerich and Alex Pak prevailed over the second place Queen’s team. The team made up of Bill Lee and Jason Worry tied with Tim Burns and Bruno Bratti for third place, Those teams chat placed first and second in their category at OEC have the option of representing Ontario at the CEC ‘98 at Carleton this weekend, ready to solve new problems and place new darts in new targets.

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Waterloo Engineering proved its high quality, placing first in all six categories with additional second and third places. This was the Team Design competition of the Ontario Engineeringcompeticion 1998, hosted in Waterloo last weekend as a part of the start of National Engineering Week in Canada. This annual event provides engineering students across the province an opportunity to practice design and communication skills as they compete in six different categories and hopefully to qualify for CEC (Canadian Engineering Competition). Waterloo Engineering proved its high quality, placing first in all six categories, with additional second and third places.

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easel hunting season will come to an end on April 3, when Peter Lenardon,Imprint’s current Editor-in-chief, finishes his year at the helm of Imprint and turns over the controls to a new Editorin-Chief. Kieran Green, a UW graduate and formerImprintstaff has been selected to replace Lenardon for the coming year. Green, a Waterloo native, received a B.A, in Political Science in the fall of 1997. As a fresh recruit in the fall of 1992, Green began atImprintas a news writer. He later became the assistant news editor for two terms, and in the summer of 1995 he edited the

news section. Green noted that he spent much of his university career atImprint, spending many nights on the office couch. Green spent a year in Germany at the University of Mannheim on exchange from UW. He finished his degree in Germany before returning to Canada to scour the job market. When asked why he wanted to return to Imprint, he said, “once Imprint has its talons in you, you never get away.” He is excited to be back and says he has plenty of ideas to improve the paper in the coming year. He hopes to see lots of new volunteers and added that, “I think the experience I got from Imprint is as valuable as the information I got from my degree.”

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UW Co-op has issued the latest report on placement rates. Last winter, the total percentage of students who found employment after first rounds was 96.79 per cent. This year that proporation has increased to 98.07 per cent. . Faculties such as Accounting, ERS, Geography, Planning, and Teaching are enjoying one hundred per cent employment rates. Last year, none of the faculties had a one hundred per cent employment rate. Over the interview period, 1,025 employers conducted 9,113 personal interviews and 165 employers conducted 827 telephone interviews.

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Kmart is closing 40 stores across Canada in the next six months, including the one in the Waterloo Town Square. The Kmart in Conestoga Mall will remain open. The Hudson’s Bay Company intends to change most Kmarts into Zellers, costing some 5,000 people their jobs. Workers will receive compensation packages that are beyond the usual standards. The Bay hopes this merge will help it compete with the American Walmart chain.

K-W Hospital forced to re-direct ambulances Due to crowded emergency rooms, K-W Hospital has been forced to re-direct ambulances to other hospitals, recently as much as five times in aday. This number of re-directs is far above normal and is causing concern among the drivers since they are shuttling between hospitals for as long as four hours at a time.

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An Ottawa judge ruled that a woman may legally bare her breasts as she walks down the street if she is making a statement about gender equality. However, a woman will be breaking the law if she fondles herself and flaunts her breasts for commercial purposes, The judge, Jennifer Blishen, was ruling on the case of Joanne Gowan, an exotic dancer who went topless on an Ottawa street last June.

The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled last year that it was not illegal for a woman to bare her breasts in public when an indecency conviction against Guelph resident Gwen Jacobs was overturned. Blishen concluded that “Cowan bared her breasts in public for sexual purposes. Her public nuditywas degrading and dehumanizing to women.”

Report finds Internet helping hate groups The Southern Poverty Law Center recently released its quarterly report on extremist organizations, and the findings indicate that hate groups are on the rise. The report points to the Internet and white-power rock music as possible reasons for the increase. Upper-middle-class teenagers have been turned into prime targets for hate group recruitment. The new medium of the Internet allows groups to spread their racist messages cheaply and efficiently. The report said there are 163 web sites that advocate racial hatred; three years ago the centre found only one.

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Originally, UW and U of T were slated to receive an equal share of the $22.5 million investment. However, early on in the negotiations, U of T indicated that an internal endowment fund would make a contribution to the project proportional to the amount received from Bell Emergis. Subsequently, U of T received 60% of the total funding while UW received 40%. “This is where the rich get richer and the poor get commented Professor poorer,” Mark. Dr. Forsyth has indicated that this is the first of two major donations that Bell Emergis plans to

make collectively to UW and U of T. The proposed donation was split into two phases due to the impending ODRCF deadline. This announcement constituted the unofficial “first phase.” Phase Two will include. the endowed chairs that were initially mentioned in the press release. Even though the funding is earmarked for graduate students, Dr. Mark, the actingchair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has indicated that undergraduate students will also benefit from this donation. “We would like to be able to create scholarships, undergraduate research assistantships and co-op positions [for undergraduates].”


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UW third in the world Programmers place in Atlanta by Owen

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W Students lined up outside Needles Hall on Tuesday to pick up their Co-op ranking forms. The line up extended across the road to the lawn of the Dana Porter library. The “day from Hell” was caused by a delay in the printing of student ranking forms and by a crash in the Student ACCESSsystem. Though students were supposed to have their ranking ’ forms back to Co-op by 4 p.m. Tuesday, the deadline was extended to 8 p.m. to make up for the delay. Co-op staff extend a most sincere apology to those who endured the lineup* photo by Niels lensen

aterloo has once again demonstrated its pre-eminence in the area of computer programing. A team of University of Waterloo students were the best North American team at the world’s largest computer programming competition, the Association for Computer Machinery’s International Collegiate Programming Contest. The world finals of the contest were held in Atlanta last Saturday. The field had been narrowed co 54 schools from an initial 1,250 schools from around the world. UW has a history of success ar the event, winning in 1994, and advancing to the finals for the past six consecutive years. This year’s squad of Derek Kisman, Chris Hendrie and David Kennedy were confident going

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into the finals after dominating the rex gional qualifying rounds. They were given five hours to solve six programming problems. Kisman, Hendrie and Kennedy had formulated six solutions in 1,026 minutes, orily five minutes behind the second place team from St, Petersburg State Universityi Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic collected the $9,000 scholarship for the first place team by solving six probi lems in 919 minutes. The UW team ref ceived a $1,500 scholarship for their third place finish, Waterloo was the only Ontario University that went to the World finals, and one of only three Canadian Universities in attendance. The University of Alberta placed a respectable eighth and McGill placed 17th. The nearest North American school to Waterloo was the Massachusetts InstituteofTechnology, which placed fifth.

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s Imprint’s new editor in chief, Kieran Green, readies himself for the task of running this fine pliblication, I look not to the past, but to my ‘future away from the cushy isolation of a university campus, I, like many who will graduate in the spring, ;am contemplating the form this future will take. The conflicting motivations of material security and worth‘while occupation dominate my thoughts. Should I go f for the money, the sure thing, the security of steady *employment or the other? But what is the other? Are young people today presented with any other choice than workin’ for the man until he’s finished with you and you wait to die while spending your RRSP money? Ok, ok, the new of our generation will economy, blah - members change jobs eight times - blah, blah. The nature of work is changing. We will be cyberworkers. If you believe that you probably thought that William Gibson “uploading consciousness’ blather on the X-Files a couple of weeks ago was something other than a steaming pile of technobabble. This sort of futurist crap is kicked around all the time by ‘experts’ who have no idea what the future will look like, so they end up ‘projecting their own insecurities about the present onto our collective future. Apparently in the future it ’ will be dark a lot, and people will wear a lot of black. Anyway, a job is a job, whether or not your.boss is cool and lets you walk around the office barefoot and drink free beer in the company lounge every day after five. I’ve decided that I want no part of it. I want no part of slaving away to make someone else rich or working ‘hard and kissing ass in a drone job just so I can get promoted to a job with even longer hours so.1 can get ‘rich myself and buy a lot of shiny stuff. This is a point ‘of view I have espoused in this space before, but this - time I’m taking it one step further. I

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The cover of last month’s 72is magazine had the words “Work Sucks” spread across the front. As you ‘can imagine, I was all over it like an activist on a guilt trip. (By the way, why are we so powerfully drawn to read points of view that we agree with already?) There I was a funny little article inside called “Stupid jobs are , good to relax with.” Billed as a “radical manifesto,*’ the - piece decried the “brain-numbing idiocy of full-time employment,” and claimed that “it’s better to have a low-paying job and freedom than a high-paying job and a U-hour workweek.” It put me in mind of Douglas Coupland’s famous I /first book, Generation X, the title of which has since I been co-opted as just another buzzword for advertising 1i executives. (The narrator inGeHcu$ion Xquit his job as 1a junior ad executive. Is Cmmation X a manifesto as well?) The characters in Douglas Coupland’s novel left their own mind-numbing jobs for warmer climes and . McJobs. One of the cutesy definitions in the margin of the book defines a &Job as “A low-pay, low-prestige, low-dignity, low-benefit, no-future job in the service ; sector. Frequently considered a satisfyingcareer choice I by people who have never held one? 71 I would go one further. Do not accept traditional i wage slave labour. Live on the fringe. Don’t trade y&r : brain and your freedom for security. Otherwise you might as well just go home and live with your parents 1: and let them tell you what to do. The left wing social justice types could band together with the slacker/Cen Xers to bring the evil consumerist syndicate to its knees by simply choosing not to work at all. Not so much a worker revolution as a worker dissappearance. It will be hard to get yuppies ,young and old on side, but the old ones will die off. (I [plan to open Crazy Pete’s Discount Funerals to profit ;from the coming death of the boomers. Nobody sells ‘cheaper coffins, nooooobody. After that, 1’11 open a roadside diner that serves only hotdogs and juice, but I that’s An&m story.) Do you want an exciting challenge? Figure out a way to live in this world without getting a day job. Talk .about a radical, alternative life style. Talk about a good use for a university education.

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reaUy marked? ou will not find a name on this letter and I want to start by explaining why. I am not afraid to speak my mind and I am not afraid to stand up to people. At the same time, I recognize that I have two more years at this university and I know from experience that repercussions from self-expression can be harsh. With that said, allow me this forum for what it was intended: to bitch. I, as most students I know, have experienced lectures with profs who should never claim “teadhing” as a strength on their resume. I have gone to an office during scheduled office hours only to find they were not kept. I have received marks which I found questionable, seen work that lacked enthusiasm and effort, dealt with administration who was downright rude, and received service which was lacking to say the absolute least. I have put up with some of it and acted on what was simply too much to take. The last straw came recenily when I submitted a co-op work report which was missing a page in a more than obvious spot. Yes, I admit, this was a rather childish “trick,” but I wanted to see if, on top of my $411 Co-op fee, this $14 marking fee was valid. The result was not a single mark anywhere on my paper and a grading of “Very Good.” I had put in well over 50 hours on this report and this was the effort I get in return? I have spoken to students who were more mistreated, disrespected, and degraded than I would ever imagine, let alone tolerate. I am not alone in this bureaucratic nonsense. I try to channel my energies into making everything about university a positive experience. I know that from this letter I do not sound like an optimist, but I really am. There are excellent faculty and staff here, and I plan to recommend them for Distinguished Teacher awards. I have told profs when I thought they were doing ‘a good job, I’ve even written them, I have worked with staff who could not have done their jobs any better or treated students any better. I am not a cynic, I am not a pessimist and I am not a whiner, but I am also not a doormat. I am an advocate, and therefore I have this to say to the staff and faculty at Waterloo: Those of you who are doing your jobs and doing them well, congratulations. I hope you get the praise and recognition you deserve, and you will certainly hear it from me. To those of you who have

disappointed more than one student more than one time, let me remind you that you are here because of $IS. We are your customers, and if you forget that, you will also certainly hear from me.

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ny move by the University of Waterloo away from the Macintosh and toward the Intel-Windows platform cannot be considered a long-term solution. The facts speak for themselves: I) The Macintosh operating system has been evolving since 1984. Resources permitting (memory, drive size, etc.), a 1986 Mac Plus can run many applications in use today. 2) The Macintosh OS is already a 32-bit operating system, which is exactly what Windows95 hopes to be, but fails at because of the required backward compatibility with l&bit Windows software. The Mac OS has always been a 32-bit OS. 3) Apple has already made the transition from a sophisticated CISC technology to the more powerful, more efficient RISC technology - all this without loss of compatibility with older software and hardware. 4)Today’s Pqwer Mac is prepared to run tomorrow’s OS, whether the next version of the Mac OS, Apple’s version of NeXTstep, Linux, or BeOS. 5) With programs such as SoftWindowsand Virtual PC, Mac owners have the option of running both Macintosh and DOS/ Windows software. For those seeking the most performance, there are also PC1 cards which provide a full Pentium II processor. 6) The Mac OS has a history of being easier touse, as does Macintosh hardware. Despite the best: intentions of Microsoft, Intel, Compaq, and others, the competition has not yet caught up. 7) Microsoft has a history of obsoleting otherwise viable computers via OS upgrades. For all

intents and purposes, Windows 3 abandoned the 80286 and Windows 95 runs so poorlyon an 80386 as to make using it a futile exercise. We can anticipate Windows 98 and Windows NT 5.0 leaving the 80486 CPU behind, 8) Intel has made irs intentions to move from the 80X86 chip family to a new chip code-named Merced. This M-bit CPU is intended to be shipped in 1999 and replace the Pentium family, obsoleting millions ofcomputers. 9) Apple has been building Power Mats with 64-bit PowerPC processors for several years-without obsoleting old equipment or disrupting the ability to run legacy applications. The Apple Macintosh has been and remains the best longterm computing solution. They are the only computers that can run the Mac OS, versions of Unix, and Windows, something no Intel-based computer does. Other Macintosh advantages include ease of use, ease of expansion, lower support costs, and ease of networking. It would be very short-sighted of the Univesity of Waterloo to abandon Macintosh support unless it wants to create an information systems department with more staff and a larger budget.

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am .once again writing you about your computer support policies in general, and about the Macintosh in particular. The last time I wrote to you, I indicated that I was no longer considering applying to your school because most of mg%vork is and has been done on Mats and your school was no longer offering openminded and fair support for this platform. When I read about the seeming reversal of this policy, I was overjoyed that the IT department at your university had finally figured out what they were there to do: support the users and help &XV utilize their computing choices to get the most out of their work. Instead, as demonstrated by the recent article in Imprint, your IT department still believes rhat iis job is to tell the students, faculty,and staff how to do their work and what tools they must use to get it done, even if those tools are technologically inferior and far less rewarding in terms of their simplifying people’s work both academically and professionally. Once again, they believe that they are dictators rather than assistants, and they maintain this attitudeeven in the face of facts

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which discredit their arguments for being dictators. For instance, one of their arguments was that client support for their Oracle database wasusually released lacer for the Macintosh and that they believed the support would be discontinued. Instead, Oracle has just formed a pact with Apple to bring 40 of its client applications co the Mac at the same time as the Windows platform through utilizing Java. This is just one fact of many that demonstrates the spurious nature of their arguments. So, without arguments to base their decisions on, these IT “professionals” have decided to limit the university’s capabilities to support students in their preferred methods of accomplishing workmethods which are often dramatitally more efficient for both the student and the IT support group - after all, students come to a university to learn about such diverse things as Kant, RNA/DNA interaction, and French literature, not to learn why they can no longer print their papers because a .DLL file has been corrupted at three in the morning right after that Windows 95 virus erased their thesis, If you still believe chat it would be difficult to support Mats at your school (which is funny when you actually compare the support costs of the two platforms) then I suggest that you look over the IT pages of Dartmouth University, one of the leading tech-

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am entering Computer Science at your institution and one of the main reasons I applied to UW was because of its remarkable Macintosh reputation. Now I’m hearing that they are being replaced with PCs and that the students have no say in the matter. How is ir that the students who are paying for their education aren’t even included in the decision to overhaul their entire learning environment? I have been an avid Mac user for over eight years now and am planning to stay loyal to the Mac as always. Mats have been the dominant computer platform in education for as long as I can remember and is clearly the best platform to learn on and easiest to teach on. How come you’ve decided to change to an entirely foreign platform? I am sincerely concerned over this matter as I do not relish the continued

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idea of spending thousands of dollars to learn a platform that I and all students who have applied due to your highly sought Macintosh reputation - wiil never use. Is there still a possibility that you will continue to teach on the Macintosh platform and support the Mac in the future, or is hope lost for all of us?

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hile it sounds like UW is giving teachers the option of choosing their platform, to restrict student’s choice is unfair. Obviously, choice of platform is an emotional issue for many people; usually more so for Mac users. It’s the overall satisfaction of Mac users that keeps them loyal to the platform, but it’s also a matter of productivity. Given the huge increases in time students spend on their computers, it becomes even more necessary to have the freedom to continue to work on one’s platform of choice. To prevent Mac users from working on the computer with which they’re most familiar and most productive is much more than an inconvenience, As to UCIST’s claim that the Mac is “not a viable long term platform,” higher educational institutions disagree and are sticking with the Mac. I sincerely hope UCIST will make the effort necessary to continue to support both platforms for students as well as teachers.

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little while ago, after a series of all-night study binges, I decided to rest and turn on the TV. It was 7:30 in the morning, but I knew of something on at that ungodly hour that was funny, crass, embarrassing, and downright entertaining. No, not Jerry Springer, it was the Benny Hinn hour. Yes, that’s right people, I said Benny Hinn and his “crusades” to change people to believers in God and himself, and for those believers to shell out lots of dough to continue his quest for a new white suit and a singing voice. You know, I don’t know what to do when I watch him. Being a follower, if not a church-going member, of the Catholic religion, I am embarrassed that people believe that he’s actually “saving” people (apparently, he gave a man a new liver by touching him on the forehead). I can’t imagine why people will pay to get into stadiums to watch his “mass” and that he sells out every time. It’s hard to swallow that people stand his singing voice. But I also laugh at people who fall at his touch, and that he has a touring choir. I can sing better than him, I wonder if I could get in? I wonder if there are choir groupies? But I digress, even though I can’t get over that damn voice. What is really bothering me is that Mr. Hinn and that voice are raking in on those people’s ideology. He does God’s work, heals with one hand and steals your

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rawing criticism is a mixed bag. It could signal that my colu,mns are provoking intelligent debate, but more likely the responder is someone who just doesn’t get it. And unfortunately, it is easier to sway readers’ opinions when the original article is no longer fresh in their minds. For example, in Chris Price’s letter to the editor (“Obligated to Profit”, February Z&1998), he seems to think that I am some sort of communist freak whb lives in his own perfect dream world. Well, I’m not. I wouldn’t even .wmt to live in a perfect world we’d all just sit around all day praising the government, and there would be nothing for me to write about. The intention of my article * was merely to illustrate the fact that what I label exploitation taking advantage of a particular .person’s situation - is not limited to the stereotype of the rich exploiting the poor. It is true that no one is forcing consumers to buy any given product, but when foreign fac-

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wallet with the other. And people trust, and they pay. All with smiles on their faces, tears in their eyes and hope in their hearts. This is one entertaining hour for anyone with a stomach for it+ I watch, laughing at his words, angry at his manipulations, and fearing that really he’s building an Army for the apocalypse. But also I am in awe of that man, because he has enough charisma to make a packed stadium thinkJesus was on stage beside him and healing the people coming up. I don’t mean that he said Jesus was working through him, I mean he said (and made everyone therebelime) that Jesus was working otz stage with him. That takes some doing to make people see that. In actual fact, I envy those people. Those people are diving into their faith, willing to believe and follow it to the ends of the Earth. They’re willing to give up thousands of dollars to the cause. If what Benny Hinn is doing is false, they don’t know it, and to them what he says is a truth that is written in stone. But what bothers me about a belief that strong is their conviction, which is just as strong, that every other religion is wrong, and that everyone who doesn’t follow with them is going to hell: their feeling that AIDS is a God-made virus to kill homosexuals; that Muslim, Hindu, Buddist, and all the rest are actual Satanists, not what they really are. Now, not all assume these things, but enough

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tory workers are coerced into toiling for eight cents an hour there is no gun-toting slave driver either. Large corporations are merely exploiting the workers’ misfortune - the fact that their native country has no wage controls. Personally, I have nothing against exploitation as a concept. Any negative stigma attached to the word is Mr. Price’s and not mine. I just want to portray the duality of the situation: an annual two week discount sale could just as easily be construed -as a fifty week price hike. At the end of his letter, Mr. Price touches on the issue of responsibility. This is convenient, as it is a topic I was planning to bring up anyway. Specifically, I want to discuss the complex web of responsibilities between school, government and student. This is a very moot issue, and I don’t expect to get much support. You see, in any organization there is bound to be at least one malcontent - by now, you’ve probably figured out that it’s me. There’s been a lot of talk about converting universities into

more’vocationally-oriented institutions. I have already devoted one column to condemning this philosophy, but there is a another more compelling reason why I disagree with forcing universities to focus on high tech fields: they suck at it! Strong words, I know, but heartfelt ones. Rapid change has never been a mainstay of academic procedure. Unfortunately, a university’s distinguished reputation is an excellent disincentive to curricular improvement. But unlike Shakespeare, technical knowledge becomesobsolete relatively quickly. A more dynamic organization, such as a college, is better suited to this volatile environment. With no prestigious reputation to fall back on, an institution of this type should theoretically be more prone to innovation. I haven’t been to college myself, so I must resort to hearsay. However, I do have a friend who attended college after university, and he assures me that self-motivated students can learn * a lot there. +I . t

IMPRINT, to make me shudder. And I thought Benny Hinn’s voice was bad enough. In the end, faith is good. It gives people who feel they have nothing believe in themselves and in the world in general. But

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ost people in our society support equal rights for gays and lesbians; most people oppose special rights for them. Given these facts, the question is less a matter of whether or not we should have equal rights, but what rights should we consider “equal” and what rights are “special.” It’s no wonder that groups who oppose gay rights try to keep the emphasis on that phrase “special rights” and often say they oppose gay rights bills not on the basis of what they contain, but because such legislation might lead to “special rights.” For example, several Reform Party MPs voted against the Federal Government’s Gay Rights Bill because they said it would lead to gay marriage, although there was no mention of marriage in the bill. Whether those MI% believed their

claim or not, the threat of gay marriage, for many people a “special right,” is a way to drum up opposition to gay rights. . The truth is, despite all the talk of gay marriage and “special rights” that surround any gay rights bill, the vast majority of such bills passed by municipalities, provinces and states in North America do little more than make it illegal for an employer to fire an employee for being gay. Another way some groups argue against gay rights legislation is by saying it is the result of pressure on governments by special (there’s that word again) interest groups. Never mind that any group which organizes itself to oppose gay rights is itself a special interest group; the ploy is an attempt to deny the fact that such legislation often enjoys widespread public support.

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aterloo Public Interest Research Group is organizing a “UW and the Public Interest” forum on Saturday, March 14 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in MC 4045. As a new endeavor for WPIRG, emphasis is placed on defining the phrase “Public Interest” and examining some examples of public interest issues. For the first hour, a panel of four will discuss the definition of Public Interest. For the second hour, three topics will be explored concurrently: ethical concerns of biotechnology, impact of information technology on the public, and intellectual property rights. Each of the above three topics will be discussed by a panel of four. The third hour will be a plenary discussion, The Public Interest issue does not belong to any single area. As such, a multi-disciplinary approach has been taken in forming the panel members for this forum. There are representatives from Political Science, Electrica and Computer Engineering, Sociology, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Economics, Systems Design Engineering, English, and Mechanical Engineering in this forum. This multi-disciplinary approach will enable the panel to discuss multiple aspects of the various top its. We want to provide 9 ‘Ithe, ’ acat I

demic community with a forum in which to explore and discuss the public interest aspectsoftheir discipline. We want to form partnerships with the academics to consider a current public interest issue in their field.,And third, we want to create opportunities for discussion and reflection on public interest issues identified by members of the academic community as of current concern in a given field. So what does “Public Interest” mean to you? What issues are you concerned with? Do you think that the UW community has the public interest at heart? What about other universities? What kind of impact does the growing field of information technology have on our society and the general public? What about biotechnology? What kind ofethical concerns do we have and how do we address it? Is it a matter of education or should research be limited? Let’s talk about intellectual property rights. What kind of rights does the public have on intellectual property developed on campus? How does the increasing corporatization of universities across Canada affect thi public rights? Do you have questions? Come to the UW and the Public Interest Forum. No sign up is necessary, you can just show up. will be ‘.served., I Refreshments . .I i’ I ._ I


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f I didn’t go to school.. . then I would have fewer falls,” I thought to myself as an elementary school student who dreaded scabbed knees, bruised shins, and scraped hands. My childhood hypothesis was that I would be safer at home. I know now that falling can take place almost anywhere, and at any age. Young, sprite university students may fall and just pick themselves off of the pavement, but the elderly don’t get off so easily. “Falls are the leading cause of deaths in the elderly,*’ quoth Dr. Jim Frank, a UW professor of Kinesiology who is studying the reasons why older people fall. However, it isn’t the falls that may cause death, it’s the chain of events that: follow that deceriorate an older person’s health, An elderly person who falls may injure themselves (hip fractures are frequent) and once hospitalized, they are at risk of pneumonia and may die of a lung infection. Alternatively, Dr. Frank explained, older people who survive a fall without injury may reduce their activity and consequently become more dependent on others. Reduced physical activity is bad news to potential failers. Without activity the balance control system of the body becomes “detuned,” says Dr. Frank. Balance needs practice. In the 1980s (around the time of my childhood hypothesis that I could reduce falls by staying at home), the Journal of Applied Physics was shoocing down my theory by illustrating the necessity of getting out of bed. The study had young, healthy men bedridden for 10 days. One group did not budge

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for more than a week, while anocher group was allowed to do exercises while laying in bed. When the 10 days were up, the subjects were put through some simple balance tests such as walking one foot directly in front of the other. Neither the completely sedentary group, nor the “exercise” group could complete the taskPhysical activity may also be reduced in elderly who have fallen because of cognitive factors, such

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as the fear of falling. Research at the UW Kinesiology lab is simulating this fear with a hydraulic platform that lifts subjects to various heights. No, the elderly are not pushed off the lifts. Subjects are strapped into harnesses and placed on a force plate which is built into the rising, 4 by 6 foot platform. The force plate measures changes in the centre of pressure, or sway, by sensing the pressures made by the subject’s feet. Another measurement tool they are using is

called the Optotrack, a movement analysis system that monitors limb movements. The Optotrack system, designed by UW Engineering graduates, describes joint forces and muscle activity patterns at high frequencies to one thousanth of a second and is accurate to one tenth of a millimetre. These high-tech instruments are used by professors and grad students alike. Dr. Frank’s team of kinesiologists are using the force plate to look at balance while subjects are learning tasks. (So maybe there is an explanation for a fall on the way to your exam). Grad student Mike Amos is researching whether or not people use sensory systems differently at various heights. Our sensory systems are central to balance control. The main components of the balance control system are our eyes, inner ear (hair cells in you inner ear are bent by gravity), and the proprioreceptive sensors ot’ your muscles (like in the soles of your feet). These senses are particularly important in walking or gait. Walking requires a person to throw out their center of gravity until it is caught by the next foot, says Dr. Rhonda Bell. Youngchildren toddle (hence, the name “toddlers”) from side to side when they learn to walk because these senses aren’t as developed as an adult’s, Dr. Bell says. Most falls occur when walking because our center of mass is constantly unstable, concurs Dr. Frank. Whether you’re a coddler, a toddling university student on skis, or a toddling elderly person with a cane there are better ways for all of us to fall. The most common technique for falling is to stiffen up and “timber over like a tree,” as Dr. Frank puts it. “When we become fearful of fall-

Drawing out the Midnight Sun by Ruth Allen and Jessica Kwik special to Imprint

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he Midnight Sun solar car is looking to soak up a new logo and to recogthe new rays of creativity. in prize money is being offor the winning entry. The logo will shine on Midnight T-shirts amongst other

nize $300 fered new Sun places. The contest is open to all full-time students currently registered at the UW, including those on work terms. Entries must be the original work of the anist.

Team entries are also welcome. Fireball your design to E3-2103D or let it slowly radiate through the mail to Midnight Sun, c/o Systems Design, on a 8.5 x 11 piece of paper inside a sealed envelope. A smaller sealed ID envelope containingyour name, address, phone number, email, and student ID must be stapled to the back of your submission. To ensure the integrity of the competition, do not write any form of identification on the actual logo. All personal information must only be found inside the ID envelope. More than one submission will be accepted.

The Midnight Sun represents the largest student project on campus. Students are involved in the design, management, and building of the Midnight Sun. The project spotlights innovation in solar car design which is presented at competitions such as the World Solar Challenge in Australia and the Sunrayce in North America. If you want more information mail your questions to the Midnight Sun team at: mail@midnightsun.uwaterloo.ca or visit the Midnight Sun web page: http://midsun.uwaterloo.cal Deadline for submissions is April 13, 1998.

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ing, we stiffen up our joints which is actually helpful because you become more still,” says Dr. Frank. This helps when a person gets nudged in the line-ups for co-op rankings because you can maintain balance, but if you know you’re going over it’s better to stay loose. Staying stiff ifyou fall is more likely to result in injury, Dr. Frank says. He teaches the elderly to fall by collapsing from the center of mass so that the fall can be absorbed through all the joints. Ed Wilson, a martial arts athlete, agrees with this method in martial arts. Wilson learned to fall by allowing all joints to hit the floor simultaneously so that the impact can be spread evenly. It’s always better to prevent falls though, and a successful program for preventing falls in the elderly is Tai Chi. This martial art which stresses slow, controlled

movements is beneficial to retrain sensitivity to the sensory systems that provide good balance control. A recent study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society has proven that Tai Chi is better than high-tech methods like computerized balance training, where a subject adjusts his/ herpostureaccordingtofeedback given by a force platform. Tai Chi is not only a better method of maintaining strength and reducing mulriple falls in the elderly, it is also more accessible and less expcnslvc. While it would be easy to lecture our grandparents about the benefits ofTai Chi, it is older people who appreciate that each step is a fall until one catches themselves with the next step. Pcoplc who walk are perpetually falling. . .and perpetually saved. Savour each step.

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riving is the subject of a number of interesting scientific trivia questions. For example, if you make a sudden left turn while your friend in the back seat is holding a helium balloon, on which side of the car will the balloon end up? Many people would intuitively say the right side of the car, but they are wrong. They forgot the first rule of trivia: if the answer seems obvious then it is obviouslywrong. When thecar turns, your body is pulled to the right because you are heavier than air, but the helium balloon is actually displaced to the left by all the air that is rushing towards the right side of the car. Winter driving (it’s still winter folks) has its own set of challenges. And its own set of trivia. For example, have you ever wondered why a car tends to skid when you slam on the brakes? And why don’t we ever skid on concrete? Obviously, we only skid on ice because ice is slippery and concrete isn’t. In scientific terms, we say that ice has a lower coefficienr of friction than concrete. If you ever took high-school physits, you will probably remember

these experiments where you gently tug on a block until it starts to move across a flat: surface. The block jerks forward at first, but it quickly settles down at a conscant speed. This is because the coefficient of friction is actlially slightly higher for stationaq objects than it: is for moving ohjects. It takes less effort to keep the block in motion than it dots co start its motion. Now this is the interesting part. Since the bottom of the tire is moving backwards at exactly the same speed the car is going forwards, the point of contact hetween the tire and the road is actually instantaneously statirjnary (note: this is only true for properly inflated tires). When the user slams on the brakes, there is a sudden difference between the speed of the car and the speed of the bottom of the tires. On a rough surface such as pavement, this kineric energy is absorbed by the pavement as it scrapes small amounts of rubber off the treads, but on a smooth surface the car just skids. Of course, the same principle applies to sudden acceleration as well as deceleration. If you cry to accelerate too quickly on a slippery road then you might find yourself just spinning your wheels.


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wo of the most basic human urges, sex and eating have been married by societies from time immemorial. Both activities provide complete sensual experiences, two of the few pass-times capable of stimulating all five of our senses at once - perhaps this is why we love them so much. Individually, the desire for sex and the need for food have driven humans to desperate lengths; in combination, sex and food provide us with some of our most intense experiences. Eating can be the perfect arena for foreplay. Indeed, one group that analyzed 500 seduction scenes in literature found that 98 per cent of them were preceded by a meal. What makes food sexy to us, besides the urgency with which we crave it? There may be purely physical reasons: the lips and tongue have the same neural receptors as the genitals, making them highly sensitive and conferring a similarity of response, We

can’t ignore, either, that we use the mouth both for eating and for sexual pleasure (kissing may have been invented by primitive mothers who chewed food for their infants and then fed it to them through mouth-to-mouth contact). There may be psychological factors at play, too. Much of our food is created by the sexof plants and animals - fruits are floral placentaand, though this probably doesn’t figure prominently in our daily thoughts about food, it may have an effect on our subconscious. Indeed, many fruits have been prized for their aphrodisiac qualities (prunes were offered in Elizabethan brothels). Given such strong connections between food and sex, the centuries-old belief in aphrodisiacs (foods believed to increase feelings of love and the desire for Sex when eaten) was likely inevitable. Named for Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of sexual love and beauty, hundreds of foods have been used as aphrodisiacs over the years (with a little imagination, nearly any food can be

and varied world of aphrodisiacs thought to be an aphrodisiac). So whar makes an otherwise ordinary source of sustenance an aphrodisiac? Shapes and textures of foods excite the imagination, and most aphrodisiacs are reputed as such based on the “law of similarity”. Foods resembling genitalia are

regions and are a commonly believed to have aphrodisiac qualities). Foods have sometimes been touted as love potions for the physiological effects they produce; hot spicy foods and curries increase the heart rate and may cause sweating, reactions similar

often thought to have sexual powers (witness the plethora of phallic shaped aphrodisiacs: asparagus, pickles, leeks, carrots, eels and bananas, to name a few. Oysters and figs are thought to bear a similarity to a woman’s nether-

to those experienced during sex. Ginger is used to excite the senses and cause heat flushes. There was a time when men would rub their genitals with a mustard mixture, which dilated the blood vessels and intensified circulation to the area. Many aphrodisiacs wcrc thought of as such for their rarity or mystery (hippopotamus snout, camel hump, swan genitals, dove brains, goose tongues and crocodile semen were all once prized for their aphrodisiac qualities). Chocolate and vanilla were once rare and precious commodities, giving rise to their reputations as the extremely powerful aphrodisiacs. Truffles must be sniffed out: and dug up by sows, and sell for as much as $500 a pound in Manhattan, making them the most expensive vegetable on earth. For centuries people have fed their lovers truffles to rouse their dusire (Napoleon is believed to have conceived his only legitimate son after having truffled turkey). Given the hundreds of possible aphrodisiacs, the obvious question is: do any of them work? While the US, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doubts the efficacy of aphrodisiacs, saying their reputed sexual effects are based solely in myths, the FDA has 5,000 years of said myths to debunk (some beliefs really were based on myth: because Aphrodite was said to be born of the sea, the Greeks thought almost any sea food had aphrodisiac powers). Of course, if aphrodisiacs really are ineffective, disproving the folklore shouldn’t be very hard to do. The difficulty with this lies in the placeboeffect. People are incredibly open to the

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op Quiz: what’s the most you ever got for$O.94 Sure 1 you can buy a pack of gum or a chocolate bar, maybe even a doughnut, but how about a $2.5 billion scholarship? Maybe you could spend the money on making the interest on your student loans into a (ax credit. You might even be able to get an extended repayment period so that your costs per month are less or so that you would qualify for $10,000 of debt remisslon. You might even buy the opportunity to invest in your kids’ education through a Registered Education Savings Plan that’s treated the same way as your Registered Retirement Savings Plan. For $0.99, could you really buy all of this? How about if that $0.99 was charged just once a year? Well, that’s exactly what each of you bought last week in the federal budget. That money, which you pay every year as part of your Fed fee for membership in the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, was used to

produce a document called &al solutions. That document contains a list of recommendations on how to restructure the Canada Student Loan Program, how to spend the Millennium Scholarship, how to reform the tax structure so that Canadians can invest in their children’s education and return to school themselves if need be, and how to reduce the overall amount of debt owed by students for their education. Those recommendations were drafted by members across the country, in particular your own Feds, and, after months of lobbying, are now a Canadian reality. So what does all of that mean? Well for starters, the new Millennium Scholarship will see about 1 in 10 high need students get an extra $3OOO/year. That won’t affect every student but it at least helps the ones who need it most. A student will sit on the Board that directs the spending of that money. The Canada Student Loan Program has also been restructured to give students 15 years to pay back their ioans, lowering individual monthly payments.

More importantly, the government is going to give you time to find a job after graduation. For your first five years after graduation you will be eligible for interest relief (where the government pays your interest for you if you can’t) graduated to your income. If you make a lot of money right away you won’t get tons of relief, but the lower your income the more help you’ll get. The interest itself will be a tax credit, allowing you to put away more money by reducing your income tax. And for those students who are still having difficulty, the government will reduce your loan by 50% or$lO,OOO, whichever comes first. Overall, the Liberals have made a huge start and so too has CASA. This budget isn’t a miracle cure, but at the very least it puts a dent in the problem of student debt and gets us going in the right direction. CASA tried something different, sitting down with the government and working together to improve the system, and it worked. There’s lots more to be done, but we’re doing it. And all this for less than a buck.

power of suggestion; if you tell someone that eating ground-up rhinoceros horn will improve their virility, it probably will. Because animals are not subject to such psychological complications, some animal studies have been conducted. However, the findings are inconclusive because it cannot be assumed that foods have the same physiological effects on humans as on animals. Many experts haveconceded that some foods may once have had aphrodisiac powers because they were rich in vitamins and minerals often lacking in the nutrient-deficient diets of centuries gone by. By increasing health generally, sex drive may have been improved (it’s hard to feel sexy when you’re unhealthy). This may explain the widely held beliefs about oysters and caviar, which are rich in zinc and phosphorus, respectively. However, most North American diets aren’t really lacking in either of these nutrients, so any effects these foods might have is questionable. Truffles arc one type of food which may actually have a legitimate claim to their reputation. They contain androstenol, a hormone chemically very close to testosterone. This may explain why women are attracted to the scent, and why men feel more virile after eating them. Experiments have shown thar women looking at pictures of men will find the men more attractive when androstenol has been sprayed in the room. Some foods may not have specific sexual effects, but alter mood. Alcohol is a prime example of this. It is known for its ability to reduce inhibitions, but, as Shakcspears said in Macbeth, it ‘+rovokes the &sire, but cakes tiwa> the pcrformancc.” Both ctiffcinc and

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may affect sexual performance in this way. Coffee drinkers are said to be more sexually active than other people (but then again, they’re more active about everything). Actor Errol Flynn, a rampant womanizer, reportedly liked to put a dab of cocaine on the end of his penis before engzzging in intercourse. While it is generally agreed that whatever is good for your overall health is likely good for your sex drive, there are probably very few foods that will have guaranteed effects on anyone and everyone. The only universal aphrodisiac is the human imagination. With a little of that, you can’t go far wrong, no matter what food you choose.


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Tax returns:how to file them, and the fact that you should by Darren Krc#r special to Imprint

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t’s the time ofyear again when we all start to think about preparing our own tax returns or having someone else prepare them. Acommon question from students is: should I apply? The answer: Yes. If you want to apply for the GST Credit, claim a refund, owe tax or if you are a married student and are entitted to spousal amounts. No matter how little income you earn, you should file a return to build your allowable RRSP contribution deductions limit, which is based on your income. The deadline to filea tax return is April 30. Now that you have decided that you are going to fXe a tax return, what types of receipts or information do you need? Here is a brief but comprehensive list: Employment receipts (T4), Scholarship/Bursary Income (T4A), Interest and Investment Income (TS), Social Assistance Payments, Self-Employment Earnings, Employment Insurance Rcnefics received and RRSP withdrawals arc all types of income slips you may have. Deductible expenses may include child care expenses ifyou spend at least ten hours per week

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at lcast rhrcc consecutive studying or to earn t’mployment income. If you move more than 40 km to attend school full time, take on a summer job or co-op position, or move hack to school after a summer break-keep dose rece;Pisyou may be abie to deduct these expenses from an income earned during the school year. You will need to fil1 out formTl-M, Claim for Moving Expenses. If you receive social assistance payments, remember to deduct these payments at line 250 of your income tax return. Taxcreditsforeducationand tuitions must be accompanied by form T2202A from your school. You cannot claim medical care, meals and lodging, parking, cost of books or entrance fees to a professional organization. biedical receipts should be saved, however, as you may qualify for a credit on your medical expenses at line 330, Note: under proposed changes, fees such as athletic and health service fees are allowed to be clairhed as a credit only if all students had to pay these costs. Pay rent? Keep those cancelled cheques or get a receipt from your landlord as you can apply for the Ontario Tax Credit. Last but not least, a change weeks

for this year relating to students who do not need to use all of their tuition and education amounts and do nor transfer them to their spouse, parents or grandparents in the year may now carry forward the unused portion and claim it in future years when you are earn-

ing more income. This will result in a larger tax return upon graduation that you can use to reduce any loans payable, move to a better job, or even to assist in buying a car. If you have any questions or would like more information re-

garding your tax return, call Darren at Economical Tax Services, 57 l-8833. We offer e-file so you can receive your tax return within two weeks, and with presentation of your student card we will deduct 20% off the price of your return.

Best Buddies in Waterloo by Kimberly Kehler special to Imprint

people with developmental disabilities. Students who get involved with Best Buddies are often surprised at what they learnnot only about people with developmental disabilities, but also about themselves. Your best buddy may turn out to fie one of the best friends you’ll ever have.” In addition to the friendship aspect of rhe program, Best Buddies has also created a leadership and training program. Campus coordinators from all across Canada will travel to Toronto for two and a half days of training in August, with all expenses being covered by Best Buddies. “This is a fabulous opportunity for any student looking for real life management experience,” says Johnston. “Our campus coordinators are well trained and receive ongoing support. At the same time, they still -get the experience of managing a volunteer

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n a gym once I saw a skinny Indian kid hoisting pull up jump shots and dribbling hard with two balls. This was work and he repetitively and monotonously did simpie things at high speeds for hours. I never understood why he worked so hard. He was the man. Yet he still put in his time. Dedication-a good thing. Two years later-last Tuesday night-1 watched that same kid-named Watsa-lead his team to a big win. He didn’t really shoot that well but he turned the ball over just once, played 34 minutes and spent the night in his man’s face. Hard work-another good thing. A wise man once said that when you’re wrestling a bear you don’t quit when you’re tired, you quit when the bear’s tired. That’s what it’s all about. It’s the playoffs and that means one thing: do or die. It’s every time you’ve sweat when you didn’t want to, worked when you didn’t have, to, jumped a little higher or ran a little faster, all come down to a few ticks of the clock. Oh and the twelve guys trying to stop you who have probably been working just as hard. It’s life. Balled up and hectic-the fine line between glory and disappointment. Pressure -a bad thing. Opportuniry-a good thing. There are pros and cons to our Warriors hosting the OUA West Final Four (affectionately termed the Wild West Shootout) this weekend. It’s good to have playoff home court advantages. But if you fail to earn a spot it can quickly become a depressing honour. So when the Warriors took a four game losing streak into Tuesday’s contest there was a slight bit of tension that smelt something like doubt-a bad thing. They came out flying, dropping points frequent and early but it soon became obvious where Lakehead would stake their claim-behind the black semi-circlar threepoint arch. How appropriate that the Norwesters tried to get to the Wild West by gunning down our people with 27 3-point attempts. The early going had the Warriors strug-

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giing to defend those bombs. TVlissed defensive assignments, failure to stay in the face of shooters, or properly covered ball screens all resulted in 35, Lakchead first half points. Good thing the Warriors scored 43. I looked over at Gus-that’s the mean-looking guy who guards Blue North duringgames -he’s thinkin’ thesamc thing I am-“‘I‘hesl= guys need to D-up.” Second half is a battle. Warrior guys stagnate offensively but do play some commando style, shot clock violatin’ defence-a good thing. ‘I‘he Norwestcrs still hung around, that’s a bad thing. It was gut check rirnc. Time to find out what you’re at1 about. I kept telling myself that the tough guys are gonna win it, the rough guys are gonna win it. So what’s it all about? It’s ahour Wtitsa to Stroeder and the rim’s still shaking. It’s about Woody Kiwatowski whose game is like Parkay-straight butta baby. It’s about Mike %av who lead the league this year giving out more rejections that CXAP. 1t’s 48 seconds to I ingtofigurcuutwhich way Thunder Bay is so I can let a few Norwesters know which way they’re hcadcd. ‘I’hcn bad things happen. Watsa picks up his dribble-bad thing. Throws a high cross-court pass-really bad thing. Jack barely tips the pass which heads for out of bounds. Jack tries to save it, but a Lakehead thug is blocking his way, shielding the ball. Jack dips and buries his shoulder into the guy’s back after the ball’s out of bounds (wasn’t that Koko B. Ware’s finishing move?)-really really bad thing. The refcalls a technicat-Lakehcad gets two shots which they hit, and the ball. Let me recap. Forty-eight to go, up five, our ball. Now, 40.8 to go, up three, their ball, and I’m thinking, “Put me in coach. I can play!” But it turnsout the Warriors did not need my help. They handled their business and that cold front felt around ten to ten p.m. was the collective sigh of fans, coaches, and hoopcrs alike. I wake up that night screaming “WMREEOORS!” when I realize that it’s over, they won. We’re in the Wild West Shootout this weekend. Our place. And that’s a goud thing.

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A second-year Kinesiology student from Summerside, PEI,’ Moyse helped lead the Athenas to their great showing this weekend in Toronto atthe Last Chance Qualifer. Moyse set two personal best records over the weekend with times of 7.68 in the 60 metres and 40.79 in the 300 metres. Moyse now moves into second place in the CIAU rankings for the 60 metres and eight place in the 300 metres. Moyse and the rest of the rest of the track team travel to York this weekend for the OUA Championships,

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fresh players who didn’t play game two. McIlveen and Moffat dressed dressed for Brooks and Widmeyer whom had both played with injuries. The 20 minute mini-game saw Western score at the mid period point only to have Mike McIlveen tie it for the Warriors. At the 18 minute mark of the mini game, Western scored and the Warriors’ season was coming to an abrupt end, but with goaltender Joe Harris on the bench, Aaron Kenney tied the game and the teams headed to the dressing room to prepare for overtime. After 17 minutes of overtime Captain Jeff Goldie tipped a pass out from Mike Chambers passed by goalie Denomme to lift the roof off the Icefield and send all Warrior fans home happy after being in the arena for five hours. Yes, the Warriors eliminated the Mustangs and qualified to play the Windsor Lancers in a best of five series for the West division winner to compete in the Queen’s cup.

he new format for the divisional semi-finals was implemented with much success for the battle between our Warriors and the Western Mustangs. The best of three series consisted of two full games plus a mini game following game two if the teams split the first two games. On Tuesday, February 24, the Warriors traveled to London for game one, In regulation time the Warriors defeated Western 32. Warriors winning goal came from the stick of Dave Pfohl with less than five minutes left in the game. The Warriors’ other goals were scored by defenseman Mike Johnson and Sean Oliver. The

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five years ago, was playing in the shootout. Joe Raso, Mac’s coach, has cone to the Nationals in Halifax ive years in a row.By comparison, we haven’t been there for at least a decade. Yet our own maestro of ceremonies is confident about the soldiers’ readiness. Along with coach Warkenton and first year assistant coach Provenzano, he oversees a troop of tough guys who have displayed potential to be great. Oh yeah, there’s a few hoopers out there too. The entire first team all-star squad (except Geoff Stead cause Windsor got Lanced) will be chillin’ led by last year’s all-Canadians Titus

Who’s gotta get whooped WILD WESTPREVIEW Hoops is struggle, setting and achieving goals, friends, success, glory, disappointment and defeat. It’s all there in that two hour span from warm ups to buzzer. Like life, you must make a stand, you must work hard. Scapegoats are branded. Heroes are made. This March, I don’t have to go anywhere to get my fill. Live and direct in our own PAC, the hoops drama is coming. Thugs, little guys, shooters, rebounders, money players, bench warmers, and trash talkers are aI coming to dance a little dance our way. Lest we forget the coaches will also be there. Now about Craig Boydell, OUA Coach of the Year. In November, he lost Chris Webber, a first team all-star and still finished with only two losses and a firm lock on second place. OraguylikeChrisO’Rourkewho,

Channer and some guy named Mano. Western’s Bourdeaux and Grahm promise damage. Rookie of the Year Mike Ayambadejo-a brother with more shoulders than the 401--leads Guelph’s bomb squad, along with gunner Jeff McNeiland Shebazz. By the way, we hate Mac cause they’re bringing in Wasta’s infamous whipping boy Steve Maga and arch-nemesis Doug Doyle. Rusic and Akrong two roughnecks will also travel. They’re the favourties and they’ll get a wild card to the Nationals after Waterloo wrecks them on Saturday. Wow! I can smell the sweat and hear the sneakers squeaking already. Lower the rims, Scottie! Let me get a coke and a large popcorn. Pm too excited. I think I’ll go to the PAC and work on my handle. C-Ya in Halifax.

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by Michelle Robinson Campus Recreation Ontario Inter-University Lifeguard Competition This past weekend, the University of Waterloo played host to the Ontario Inter-University Lifeguard Competition. There were 16 teams in the phenomenal event won by Queen%. The two-day competition was also a showcase for our lifeguards, and for those involved with organizing the event. The three Waterloo teams placed well. In the final standings, Back in Black with Geoff Sanz, Levi Waldron, Elissa Crete, and David Devine placed eighth, Odd Man Out with Gil Aburto, Sarah Wilson, Lisa Ramm, and Todd Bentley placed tenth, and in eleventh place, we had the BMF’s with Kristen Alderson, Christian Leveille, J.V. Arnaldo, and Heather Fitzgerald. In the individual events, the Waterloo teams also did very well, especially in fitness and NLS skills. The Fitness Test is a team relay with each team member completing four lengths of the pool: one length at front crawl, two lengths towing a member of the team, and a final length of freestyle. The Laurentian team set an incredibly fast pace for this event, and Waterloo did a great job cutting time off of their team bests. In this event, the Waterloo teams placed fourth (Odd Man Out), fifth (BMF’s), and sixth (Back in Black). In the NLS skills event, all three Waterloo teams placed in the top ten: Odd Man Out in fifth, Back in Black in seventh, and BMF’s in eighth. This event was also an example of amazing teamwork by those organizing the event. Special appreciation and thanks go to Corinne Peden who did an absolutely fabulous job as the Competition Coordinator. This event set a standard of excellence which will be hard to top. Thanks also go to Cheryl Trenholm and Gil Aburto who helped the Waterloo teams to their best placing ever. Thanks also to all of the volunteers at the event-there were too many to mention here. But, without them, the competition could not have happened. Thanks to the victims, camera crew, marshals, timers, judges, and swimmers. Special mention must be made of the work put in by Darryl Rolfe: Darryl has been the homepage administrator for the competition for months, and during the event, tallied the scores for each event. This job kept Darryl in front of the computer for most of the day and away from the excitement. Thanks also to

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the sponsors of the event, including Campus Recreation, Federation of Students, Waterloo Wellington Regional Aquatic Council, Canadian Red Cross First Aid Services, ACTAR Life Saving Society, and Parks and Recreation Ontario Aquatics Branch. Thanks to the staff at Ground Zero and the Bombshelter for doing a great job with the Banquet on Saturday night. This was an event which will not soon be forgotten. Thanks to everyone who was a part of this event. It was amazing. Tennis

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On Sunday, Campus Ret hosted a tennis tournament at the Waterloo Tennis Club. The tournament involved five competitors in each of the two divisions. The competition was tough and everyone was exhausted at the end of the day. Each player was into play in at least four games. In the end however, only one per-

son could walk away the Tennis Champion for Winter 1998. In the A division, Lynn Michaud defeated Gregory Sych and in the B division Kevin Sue-Cheu-Lam defeated Bobby Ho. The event was a great time, and special thanksgo to tournament convener Fanny Harsono for organizing the event. Playoff

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This week, playoff meetings started for the competitive leagues. Meetings for Indoor Soccer and Ice Hockey are Thursday March 12. Both meetings will be held at 4:45 p.m., but contact Joe Cascagnette for room numbers. Captains or team representatives need to be at the meeting to get information about the up-coming playoffs. Teams who do not send someone to represent their team may miss games or be ineligible Jfor the playoffs. Good luck to all teams in the playoffs. Have fun, and play fair.

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ove at first sight, sexual sibling rivalry, tension, and fatherly love are all includedinTheUniversityofWaterloo Drama Department’s -production of Tamiptg of tht Shw. The play has often been labelled chauvinistic and demeaning towards women. Director Lloy Coutts has handled the controversy by showing Kate’s transformation as one inspired by love and not abuse. Kate, once wild

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ouring is second nature to the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Says bassist Joe Gittleman, “We don’t really tour in album cycles, we tour regardless . . .we fancy ourselves entertainers.” This is quite obvious from their shows. The eight Bosstones take to the stage in suits, and make as if they’re in their gym clothes. If you blink, you’ll miss them taking a rest. No, suits don’t last forever under that kind of duress. “We’ve been at plenty of shows where it’s been raining inside just ‘cause of the humidity!” recalls Gittleman. That’s why they have a whole titiiler full of suits which follows them on their tours. The Bosstones, an octet straight out of Boston (hence the name), started out in 1485. Their lineup consists of Dicky Barrett (vox), Nate Albert (guitar), the aforementioned Joe Gittleman (bass), Joe Sirois (drums), Dennis Brockenborough (trombone), Kevin Lenear and Tim Burton aka Johnny Vegas (sax), and Ben Carr (dancer), They’re now known as The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, since they found out another Boston band was called the Bosstones. They’ve been around that long, and you only just heard of them? Looking at the music

and bitter, becomes a caring wife who discovers dignity and independence by letting love in. Lloy Coutts has added a unique element to this controversial play by co-writing an introduction with students, The play begins with the arrival of a troupe of starving actors at Giovanna’s restaurant in 1998 Italy. The actors put on a play for Giovanna in exchange for food. This allows Ciovanna to interject, adding her own commentary from a 1990 point of view. The play itself is set in 1962 Italy and deals with the dilemma a father faces in marrying off his two daughters. Bianca, the younger compliant daughter, is besieged by suitors but Kate, the elder embittered daughter, is hav-

ing difficulty fsnding a husband. The father refuses to marry off Bianca until Kate is wed, thus to ensure Kate will also be married. Petruchio, initially interested in Kate because of her dowry, marries her but soon grows to love her strength and beauty. The university of Waterloo Drama Department’s exciting last production of the year is not to be missed. The play’s comic twists, battles of wit and conflicts between the sexes fill it with high intensity and action. The Taming of the Shrew starts March 11 and runs till March 14 at the Theatre of the Arts in Modern Languages. Tickets are $8 for students and $10 general admission. To reserve tickets cal! 888-4908.

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The ska’s the limit ence to the band) has experienced a (second) revival recently. Other bands like Goldfinger, Buck-ONine, and No Doubt have also been a part of this third wave of ska. This new wave has helped bring the Bosstones to the top of the charts lately. When asked if this sudden rise in popularity has affected the band, Joe replies: “It hasn’t affected the band at alLbut it’s changed our shows. You see a lot of new faces. We’ve always wanted our shows to be come one, come all.” The band was weaned on ska and punk, and have created their own brand of what’s known as ska-punk, or ska-core. For those of you unfamiliar with ska, well, you suck. In Jamaica in the sixties, before reggae and bobsledding, there was ska. A ska band’s brass section is what gives it a unique sounding style, It’s also generally very up beat, happy music, and dancing to it is very hard to resist. You might hear ska fans referring to Z-tone. This is derived from the black and white musicians playing together in a ska band. It also happens to be the logo-dude for The Specials. Consequently, ska bands tend to have anti-racism messages. As for punk, the band cites influences like The Clash, The Sex Pistols,

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Throwdown’ where they play at 5 clubs, along with other Boston bands, This is very important to them (and their fans in Boston) because the band is very much a road-based band, and so they don’t find themselves kickin’ around Boston very often. “This tour is pretty much a year without much time at home at all” re-

marks Gittleman. Why so much touring? “I like to think that we control our own destiny. We’ve been doing well all these years without tv and radio.” Their performance on stage explains this success. One band member, Ben, simply dances the “People night away on stage. love it!” Gittleman adds, “It’s almost like sign language. He almost mimes the music in a way.” If that’s not entertainment from a band, what is? These guys are real crowd pleasers. As an example, the band is also known for having gone through a major plaid phase. They love plaid! Actually, it all started with a gig where they all wore plaid pajamas.. .and they liked it so much (the fans, and the band) that they kept it up. Says Gittleman, “It’s got to be exciting.. . that’s what keeps me interested - if the shows are exciting.” Guaranteed, if the band members are still very excited about their shows after over adecade of performing, you will be too! Come out and see them! They tour Canada through most of March. “We’ve never really been too well known in Canada until now.. *(we’re> excited, we’ve never done it - (our first) extensive Canadian tour!” exclaims Gittleman. To see them live (not simply hear them on the radio) is what they’re all about,

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hatever you do, don’t try to pigeon-hole Fred Eaglesmith and his music. Many a seasoned critic has tried and failed. “Nobody seems to know what to call it,” explains Eaglesmith. “ Some people call it Teias singer-songwriter -music, or alternative country...1 think it’s

Raised on a farm in rural Southern Ontario, Eaglesmith’s childhood is the stuff of many a rock and roll legend. One of nine children, Eaglesmith learned the harder lessons of life at an early age. “I was raised poor, I was raised with religion, and I was raised with agriculture,” says Eaglesmith. “And that, if you look at the history of rock and roll, is the formula.” Originally influenced by the likes of Hank Snow and Elvis

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more like rock music myself, although nobody knows what rock and roll is anymore.” Too true. And yet, Eaglesmith trudges on, travelling from gig to gig in a venerable 1958 Wayne Touring Bus, bringing his own brand of honest music to audiences, old and new alike, across Canada and the US for close to twenty years. “Right now, this music is very fresh,” says Eaglesmith. “We have lots of kids at our shows. I’ve been doing this for a very long time . .. and for the first time in my life, I’m cool!”

Presley - “I’m more of an Elvis than a Hank Snow,” he admits Eaglesmith later spent a briefstint in the folk arena, where he developed and honed his chops. “Folk music to me is like the kindergarof music,” ten explains Eaglesmith,. “Everyone should go there and learn structure... and then get the hell out ‘cause it’s so boring.” He spent his teen years on the road, working odd jobs, until the day he saw John Prine on a television variety show. The impact that Prine’s against-thegrain stylings had on the young Eaglesmithwas profound; jbst th;

kick in the ass that he needed, From that point on, Eaglesmith began to take his passion for music seriously, writing and playing his own songs, thick with all the emotion and fury of his tough upbringing. The songs themselves are hard drivin’ mix of country and rock and roll hooks married with a generous helping of wit and sarcasm. “We have a lot of trailerpark humour in our songs,” explains Eaglesmith. And with songs like “Alcohol and Pills”, “My Baby’s Got Big Hair”, and “When Did We Become White Trash”, it’s hard to argue that fact. “I make this music and I play it for everyday people,” says Eaglesmith. And play he does. More than just your typical performance, a Fred Eaglesmith show is one that you’ll not soon forget. “Jt rocks pretty hard”, he explains, “We don’t have a drummer, we have a washboard player. It’s unlike any show you’ve ever seen. That’s what we’ve been told. It’s just too whacked out+ Very intense.” Eaglesmith is accompanied by his band, The Flying Squirrels, featuring Willie P. Bennett on mandolin, harmonica and vocals, Ralph Schipper on bass and vocals, and Washboard Hank on percussion, whose combined talents provide the backbone for Eaglesmith’s powerful music. Eaglesmith’s latest attempt to capture his passionate style on vinyl,lips&>& Lies @Gusoc’ine, was recently released on Razor Tie Records (for a review of this album, see this issue’s New Revolutions section). An expansion on his previous efforts, (his last album, l%ve-ln Movie, won a Juno award), LL&‘G features more signature Eaglesmith tunes, including “Spookin’ the Horses” and “Time To Get A Gun.” Says Eaglesmith of his new recording, “It rocks more than the older albums...this [album] is much more groove oriented.” If beer, rock and roll music, and generally having a good time are high on ‘yzur list of priorities (they are on mine), you can be sure Fred Eaglesmith won’t disappoint. You can catch Mrs. him at Robinson’s in downtown Kitchener on Saturday, March 7.

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of his microphone stand as he recited his odd ball lyrics in a drawl that is truly his own. However, when he decided to leave his post and galavant around, his bass never strayed from its parallel axis shared with the stage. Les Claypool is one of the most accomplished bass players of his generation, but does not overshadow his two other band members, drummer: Brain and guitarist Larry Lalonde. Brain pounded out an amazing three minute drum solo during “Tommy the Cat,”

which left the crowd in complete awe, and Larry wailed away with solo after solo, leaving traditional chords (avd rock guitar playing) for the less skilled. The surprising highlight of the show was the result of the inevitable projectile thrown on to the stage, a water bottle. After being hit with the bottle, Les stopped the show and exclaimed, “Hey, I don’t come into McDonald’s and throw shit at you when you’re flipping burgers!” ‘Nuff said.

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the late ’80s (all of which went gold), but split up in ‘92 for controversial reasons. With wack MCs and groups becoming as common as interns in the White House, their triumphant return last year was praised by hip-hop fans everywhere. Their performance at The Warehouse only cemented their credentials. Classics such as “You Gots To Chill”, “So Whatcha’ ‘Sayin’!” and “Headbanger,“matched with more recent efforts such as “Richter Scale,” “Never Seen Before,” and the straight-up bangin’ “Da Joint,” rocked the crowd like Shaq rocks the rim, As if that wasn’t enough, the Mic Doctors stepped aside while DJ Scratch put on a display of turntablism that had even the coolest brothers in the crowd jumpin’. It’s unlikely that hip-hop will be represented so strongly in one night in this area for a long time. Attending hip-hop/R&B jams is enjoyable, but illustrates the demise of hip-hopand the growth of R&B. For the few of us here that are bothered by that, take comfort that as long as groups like the X-Men and EPMD are doing their thing, hip-hop ( what KRS-One call the only art form totally created on North American soil) will never die.

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radically different approaches to drawing. Belanger’s works are mostly black and white and Musselman’s works are filled with colour. Belanger’s works arc black and white charcoal drawings. Rclanger says he is heavily influenced by classic film noir such as works by directors like Alain Renais and Orson Welles. His drawings could be stills from those movies. They are ordinary scenes of people drawing or sitting but Belanger has drastically altered the perspective and the lighting, in so doing he has given the draw-

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Vancouver trio Blisterene’s debut release is a solid collection of songs guaranteed to put these guys on the main stage of the Canadian music scene. The guitar-driven and fuzz-laden rock sound is similar to that of Blinker the Star, Smoother, and Mystery Pure Machine. Former

humourous lyrics. Standout tracks include “Goldfish”; a love song to the girl who sold them a goldfish, and “Gratitude” which is a good stab at bands in it purely for the money who give fans attitude: “That’s gratitude/bad attitude/ forget your attitude/shut up “Broadcast Nationand play.” wide” is another memorable track which might actually be a foreshadower of their career; “you’ll hear my voice, broadcast nationwide”.

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Kominar staff

Fred Eaglesmith is another in the line of difficult-to-pigeonhole musicians who are producing in the 90’s. His gripping mix of country and rock, with hints of blues and folk from his time with the Flying Squirrels, results in his latest release, Lipstick Lies and GUSOlitle.

keyboardist Mark Henning has traded in his ebony and ivories for a four-string and a microphone and, along with his buddies Malcolm on guitar and Tarbash on drums, the threesome give the listener a great ride of catchy riffs, sweet vocal harmonies and

try singer voice” and you’ve got Fred Eaglesmith’s. But make no mistake, it’s a moving and powerful one. Its strongest county elements however, would have to be the lyrics and song titles. The title alone implies a trip of some sort and the songs sympathize dealing with dysfunctionals, drunks, and people generally be-

Why is it country? Well for starters, with a title like “Lipstick Lies and Gasoline,” would you expect anything else? Fred’s singing on this CD also heavily influences the country-esque feel of the album. Think “slightly toned down yet stereotypical male coun-

ing dumped on by life. This isn’t a journey through the States, it’s a journey through the states of people’s minds. Why is it rock? It’s true, a lot of the instrumentation in the band on this CD is traditional country but through the use of acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, and lap steel guitar, wurlitzer, the oh-sosweet B3, and reed organs, mandolin, and harmonica, they manage to generate a traditional rock sound and beat through most of their songs which complement Fred’s vocals nicely. Why is it blues? I’ve said it

once, but I’ll say it again: that ohso-sweet Hammond B3 organ, not to mention the twangy lap steel guitar and pedal steel guitar, And to round out the blue, one can’t help but look back to the song material. “Seven Shells” which opens up the disc is the story of a man a few fries short of a happy meal, “Time to Get A Gun” tells us of a man who wants to buy a gun but is just a little short on pocket money from all the hard drinking he’s been doing, and finally, “Alcohol and Pills” is a tribute to that tender relationship between fame and substance abuse. Why is it folk? Truthfully, there’s only slivers of Fred’s folk experiences showing through in this effort, Slower run-es like “Alcohol and Pills” and “Angel of the Lord” gives us those slivers. All in all, this is a solid effort from Fred Eaglesmith. It’s worth a listen from fans of Brooks to Springs teen. For more information, check out Fred on the Web at http://www.pobox.com/ -eaglesmith. -

by Rachel Imprint

E. Beat-tie staff

Most people will recognize Mono for their song “Life in Mono” on the &-eat Expectations soundtrack. The rest of the CD is pretty much the same as that sin-

gle, except in some cases a little bit less catchy. Mono basicallyconsistsof two people, Martin Virgo and singer Siobhan De Mare. Virgo wrote about half of the songs onF~rmica Blues and the rest were co-written

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De Mare and others. Mono is not a bad band, it’s just that, well, we’ve heard all this before. Groups Ii ke Morchi ba and Sneaker Pimps have all covered this ground and they have done it much better than Mono. Fomic;a Blues is good background music, it won’t intrude too much on your concentration. Several tracks like “High Life” and “Playboys” rise above the mediocrity of the other songs but that is not enough to really make the CD. If you love electronica with an ethereal-voiced female singer then buy Mono’s CD, Otherwise you can hear the same thing, only better, on other CDs.

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