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meeting of the minds took place on Wednesday in the A, rear Hall of the Student Life Centre where university president David Johnston, president of the faculty association Fred McCourt and Feds president Christine Cheng fielded questions from a panel of three student representatives as well as audience members. Topics ranged from the issue of steadily increasing tuition to smoking by-law exemptions on campus. Refreshments were provided, along with plenty of food for thought. Student representative Yaacov Iland, a member of the Feds council, opened the forum by asking how university degrees can remain accessible if tuition fees continue to grow exponentially. Johnston, given 90 seconds tq respond, replied that a university education should not be out of anyone’s reach financially. He stated that financial support should be available to students during and after their

studies and that programs such as to the use of corporate dollars within “income contingent repayment of the university, provided that these loans” could help ease the weight of private grants and contracts have no student debt. bearing on the institution’s quality of Cheng echoed Johnston’s assertion that, faced with government cutbacks, students and universities must take active rather than passive approaches to t&on hikes. She pointed out that the Feds have tackled the issue through research, awareness promotion as well as a proposed tuition freeze. President Johnson tries to answer questions-everything With less education reform to the no smoking by-law. government money available to universities, the issue of corporesearch and education. Johnston rate funding arises. repinded those in attendance that None of the presidentsare opposed the co-op program has linked UW to

the corporate world for more than four decades. Cozying up to the corporate world could result in a more rewarding co-op program here at UW and reduce the number of unsatisfying work terms (Fred McCourt called them “gopher jobs”) that many students find themselves stuck with. UW will also continue to work towards a more stream-lined, online based job placement program in order to ensure that the university’s co-op from bicycles to program remains competitive. Concerns of a future housing crunch voiced by student representative and Village One don Ryan Kennedy were also ad-

What time is it? Campus clocks set an hour fast 3EREMY


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ave you been feeling behind schedule lately? Don’t worry; you’re not alone. Students all across campus may have had a bit of a shock last weekend and early this week when clocks in every building were set an hour fast. It started Saturday evening and the clocks weren’t corrected for good untilTuesday morning. Imprintspoke with Bill Carroll from Plant Operations to see what was up. fiWe’re in the process of upgrading the energy system,” said Carroll, which involves bringing in a new ene,rm management panel to control campus settings. It seems as though somehow, in introducing the new panel to the campus systems, a discrepancy occurred between the server time and the new management panel. This probably happened on its own either

Friday night or Saturday, but the problem went unnoticed until S aturday evening. Every day at six o’clock, the “campus correction” goes out from Plant Operations, which means, in this case, that all the clocks in every building are synchronized to account for slight anomalies whichmay have occurred during the day. On Saturday, though, with the master


one hour later than it actually was, and with Plant Operations employees at home, the panel sent out the incorrect time to campus clocks* “The panel decided to go it alone, if you will,” laughed Carroli. “It decided that it knew best.” Plant Operations tried to fix the problem on Monday morning by correcting the display on the energy manage-

ment panel and letting the clocks be adjusted at six o’clock automatically, “When we got in on Tuesday morning, though, guess what had happened,” said Carroll. Seeing that

“1 guess it looked like time was flyin&” the clocks were off .again, Carroll decided to take the option of fixing them ‘Lmanually,” which simply meant that he synchronized the clocks to the panel time, which was now correct, immediately. This would have accounted for hands moving faster than normal on Tuesday morning, Carroll explained. “I guess it looked like time was flying. ”

dressed. Johnston assured that UW, Laurier, Conestoga College, and the University of Guelph will be taking an “integrated approach” to the housing problem over the next decade, as university enrollment is expected to increase by 40 per cent. Johnston was caught off-guard, however, when student rep Val Walker asked why Fed Hail and the Bombshelter Pub had been exempted from the newly implemented smokefree by-law. “I thought we were smoke free,” admitted Johnston. Cheng scrambled to explain that smoking issues in on-campus bars are still “being clarified.” A proposed faculty salary increase was also broached, however, McCourt could not comment on the issue in detail since private negotiations are underway. Where the money would come from for a pay increase remained an unanswered question, although both McCourt and Johnston agreed that a salary hike is one important way for UW to remain a competitive institution for research and teaching.


Imprint, Friday, January 2 I, 2000

Cast your Fedsballot online rr

SUSAN BUBAK special to /mprint


nstead of casting their ballots, students will be clicking their mice to elect the Federation of Students (Feds) executive for 2000-01 on February 15 and 16. For the first time in Feds history, students will be able to vote online as part of a pilot project designed to boost voter turnout which has reached depths of 20 per cent in previous Feds elections. A number of factors play a role in voter apathy: some students may not have time to go to polling stations while co-op students may be away on work terms during election days. Feds President for 1999-2000, Christine Cheng, hopes that online voting “will make it easier for students to vote.” Fourth year Systems Design En-

gineering students, Ching-Yen Chen and Saleem Kanji developed the electronic voting system as a class assignment. Since the program has never been used in a real election before, only students in Environmental Studies and Independent Studies, the smallest departments on campus, will be allowed to vote online in case any bugs need to be worked out, said Cheng. When Cheng was running for the position of Feds President last year, one of her campaign promises was to introduce online voting “to see how it worked.” In the event of a computer glitch, students will be able to vote the oldfashioned way: by casting a paper ballot. If online voting is a success, it will be made available to all students in the next election. Avvey Peters, Feds Information

Resource Manager, expiained that students will be able to log onto the Feds web site at http:// and submit information confirming their status as a University of Waterloo student in either Environmental Studies or Independent Studies. Students can vote by clicking on the names of their preferred candidates. Once a student has voted, that student cannot vote again. Those who try to vote a second time will be blocked by an error message. Students who are not in Environmental Studies or Independent Studiescan vote by bringing their WatCards to the polling stations in their faculties. Vacant Feds positions include President, VP Administration and Finance, VP Education, and VP Student Issues.

A false alarm at the Dana Porter library onTuesday left students out in the cold. Firefighters quickly set things right. Sorry, no book burning here.

Big turnout for Big Chill KATL

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here were only a few tickets sold before the Big Chill took place last Saturday, so when over 1 I00 people showed up to buy tickets at the door on Saturday night, it was a shock. “It’s hard to prepare for that type of door action,” admitted Federation of Students Vice President Internal Chris Harold. “The number of people who turned out was phenomenal.” Despite the original feeling that the Big Chill would not be a success, over 1800 people attended the first event of its kind at Waterloo in the Student Life Centre. At $5 a ticket, students had their choice of everything from Top 40 to karaoke to rock/retro music. According

to Harold,

“It was a

great experience” and “most of the people had a great time.” The most popular area was the rocl&etro area, partly because it was the only licensed area other then the Bomber.

With all new events, though, ehere are a few growing pains. “We recognize there were problems,” admits Harold, who added, “if there are people complaining we apologize.” Bumps in the road started early in the afternoon when the jazz

“The number of people who turned out was phenomenal.” band scheduled to play cancelled. The karaoke, which was planned to be in Ground Zero, was shut down for safety’s sake after a few people decided to abuse the equipment. Some people felt that they had wasted $5 to go and sit in the Bomber. According to UW student Kirk Harland, he was unable to really

experience the Big Chill. “I didn’t really know what it was like because I spent most of the night in lines.” Harland also said that other people in the group he was with, approximately 30 people, shared this opinion. The event, which was a project of the Feds, student societies and the residence council, also could not have happened without a great number of people. Harold wanted to thank all of the volunteers ificluding the Off Campus Dons, past frosh leaders, the Big Chill committee, Eugene the custodian and everyone who just joined in and helped out. “Everyone was just extremely co-operative.” There were no fights and very few people were sick. It is believed that the event did raise a profit which will be donated to a local charity. “It was a great experiment,” commented Harold. “I’m glad we did it.” If anyone has any comments about the event, good or bad, they are encouraged to contact Chris Harold at the Feds office.


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wo of this year’s Feds election candidates, Shannon T Willis, VPAdministration and ?inance, and Desiree Taric, VP Stulent Issues, have been acclaimed to -heir positions. Out of curiosity, Imprint de;ided to investigate the procedure nvolved in acclamations, and at the ;ame time inquire about candidates unning as a slate or team. Nominations for the positions If Feds president and vice presidents ire left open for a pre-determined ength of time each year. Nominated Gtudents must gather the signatures If 25 eligible voters. If, within the given time frame, only one person is laminated to a position, they will be acclaimed to it. They are not required to complete an interview or ,ist credentials, but their form must 3e legitimate. If no one is nominated :o a position, nominations will be reDpened for that specific position. “Ideally the 25 people who sign ;he nomination form will think [the candidate is] worthy of the nomina:ion,” said Avvey Peters, Feds Chief

Returning Officer and Information Resource Manager. “It’s a democratic process.” Acclaimed students are expetted to be present at forums, to present their platforms and to dis-

Shannon Willis and DesireeTaric. play posters like other candidates who are not acclaimed. They must also follow the same rules and are given the same budget for their campaigns. Peters said she aims to treat acclaimed studentsequally to those who are running against other candidates. “It’s still important that students know the candidates,” said

Peters. “Being a part of the forums gives students a chance to ask qutistions [of the acclaimed].” Feds President Christine Cheng said acclamations are a way of encouraging people to run for a job, regardless of their previous experience. “Students step forward and learn on the job.. . so much is learning by doing,” said Cheng. Another aspect of student elections is team or slate campaigning. Some universities, like Queen’s and UBC, slate their candidates, which means teams of students run together for the various positions on their council and are elected as a group. UW’s election procedure does not allow for slates and a11 positions are voted on individually. Candidatescan, however, choose to campaign together. For instance last year Josh Doig was acclaimed VP Finance and the other four current executive members ran as a team. “Teams are unofficial,” said Peters. “They lessen the work load of campaigns and keep you organized.” Students often choose to join together if their platforms are similar, but may not be elected as a group. The campaign begins February 4.



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velopment studies, is a deeply committed volunteer with ACCKWA, the Aids Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area. This committee supports individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, advocates on HIV/AIDS issues and educates the community about the issues and the disease. Jennifer Kieffer, fourth-year combinatorics and optimization, has been involved with the Girl Guides of Canada since 1996 - she is currently aunit guider with the Second Waterloo Guides but she also volunteers a good chunk of her summers as a counsellor at Guide Camp. Linda Mackay, third-year social development studies, is seen as being mainly responsible for the resurrection and recent great success of the

Waterloo Regional Arts Council. Elin Moorlag, second-year social development studies, has been working at St. John’s Soup Kitchen for the last two years. This community kitchen serves about 170 people each day. Moorlag works two days a week doing food preparation, serving and cleanup. Zafrin Nurmohamed, fourth-year computer engineering, has been a volunteer with the Aga Khan Education Boardsince 1995, providing career counselling, academic enrichment and recognition and motivation of students in the Canadian Ismaili community. Nicholas Rose, Ph.D. chemistry, has a long history of volunteer workin the community, in particular with Family and Children’s Services and his particular sporting passion, soccer. As a volunteer with Family and Children’s Services, Rose spends several hours a week as a special friend to a troubled child. Wendy Vnoucek, fourth-year science and psychology, has been a volunteer with the Canadian Mental Health Association for the last two years. She listens to callers with various social or mental health issues, referring them to the services available in the community. As well,Vnoucekanswers the crisis line and works towards alleviating the crisis if possible. She is also chair of the Walkand Roll for Mental Health Committee, which is a year-long committee overseeing the CMI-IA’s major fund-raiser. As chair, she recruits the necessary volunteers and sets up the various sub-committees necessary for such a large event.



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January2 I, 2OOO,Vohme22, Number23 staff linda o. nagy, Editor-in-Chief vacant, Assistant Editor Mar&a Fread, Forum vacant, News Ryan Merkley, Adina Gillian, Arts Kate Schwass, Sports . Jon Willing, J anice Jim, Features ret& LA. mercuri, Science Wendy Vnouctk, Carrie Lindeboom, Photos Mike Habicher, Ryan Price, Graphics Durshan Ganthan, Craig Hickie, Web vacant, Systems Administrator Jeremy Taylor, Proof&der Heather Macdougall, Proofreader vacant, Proofreader vacant, Proofreader vacant, Proofreader Marea Willis, Business Manager Laurie Tigert-Dumas, Advertising & Production Manager Bahi Scladurai, Advertising Assistant vacant, Advertising Assistant Rachel E. Beattie, Distribution vacant, Distribution Board of Directors Robin Stewart, President Rob Schmidt, Vice-President Mike Habicher, Treasurer Rachel E. Beattie, Secretary Contributors Brenda Beatty, Rachel E. Beattie, Mark Besz, Susan Bubak, Donna Cooper, Tori de B&x, Betsy Dunbar, Nigel Flear, Jim Fox, Warren Hagey, Linden Hilson, Lisa Johnson, Greg Macdougall, Saad Malik, Alison Meghie, Evan Munday, Joe Palmer, Dave Robins, David Roche, Mark A. Schaan, Paul Shreiber, Doug Sibley, Robin Stewart, John Swan, Steven Thiakos, Wendel, Billy Wheeler, Josh Van Wijk, Mike Yunker Imprint is the official student newspaper of the University of Waterloo. It is an editorially independent newspaper published by Imprint Publications, Waterloo, a corporation without share capital. Imprint is a member of the Ontario Community Newspaper Association (OCNA). Imprint is published every Friday during fall and winter terms, and every second Friday during the spring term. Imprint reserves the right to screen, edit, and refuse advertising. Imprint ISSN 07067380. Imprint CDN Pub Mail Product Sales Agreement no. 554677. Address mail to: Imprint Student Life Centre, Room 1116 University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario, NZL 3Gl Tel: 5 13-888-4048


Fax: 5 19-884-7800 editor@imprint.uwaterloo,ca

Cover by Mike Habicher

Hmmm, school support or beer? R ately

efunds: where would poor students be without them? Do you desperneed that $4.75 back from the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group? Did you tromp out to Radio Waterloo in the snow and cold to get back $4,5 O? Well congratulations, you just made $9.25 - that’s enough to buy you a pitcher at the Bomber. Do I sound bitter? I don’t mean to sound as though I resent the fact that people go to offices for refunds and then continue to use the services - services that include, oh I don’t know, reading the publication that a group prints weekly. I understand that there are some legitimate excuses for some people who want their refunds back. After all, paying that extra cash can put a damper on some peopte’s wallets. Then there are the others. Other people go toget refunds because, a) they need money for the Bomber and other pubs; or b) they are doing it for the “principle of the thing.” Well, both of these reasons are very stupid. The people who need money for the Bomber are the ones who are the most aggravating. So, let’s say there is some group who charges, oh I don’t know, $4.10 on your fee statement. If you and a friend go and get that fictional $4.10 back from say, the student newspaper, that would buy you a pitcher of regular beer at the Bombshelter. If you go to the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group and get your refund from there, that will buy you a pint of Strongbow cider, for those of you searching for a sweeter taste. So between you and your friend with your refunds, you have ordered your first round of drinks for your Wednesday night at the Bomber. Congrats, you are well on your way to becoming drunk - all because of refunds. Then there are the people who show up for refunds with the excuse, “it’s the principle of the thing.” The reason it is “the principle of the thing” is because you didn’t bother to go to the group and ask what it is exactly that they do. You hold no interest in the group, therefore you do not think they are an important part of student life at Waterloo, which leads to you thinking they do not need Your money to function.

Do you really think Muclemt S magazine would rank us so high in the university list if we had a dying student life where no one supported anyone else? If you think that, guess agam. So now that you’ve got your refunds and you’re planning your trip to Disneyland for Spring Break, I realize that you plainly do not care about anything other than yourselves. If you did care, you would not deny Radio Waterloo your $4.50. There is more to university life than school,

but those of you who go in repeatedly to the office -and actuaIly know exactly where to go - have no idea what that university life can provide for you. There are friendships to be made in those offices if you go in looking for friends instead of refunds. Think of it this way-it’s a lot more fun on Bomber Wednesdays if you have someone to go along with you. -KateSchwass 2B English

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he allure is definitely strong. Try as I might, I just can’t seem to stay away from those seemingly endless shelves filled with potential knowledge and’ entertainment. Yet, somewhere beyond my desire to lap up infinite amounts of information lies the knowledge that the emergence of big box bookstores, such as Chapters, signifies a dangerous trend in the literary world. Incredible selection is the biggest magnetic force the Chapters of this world have. How can the little downtown bookshops possibly compete when Chapters has more volumes in its home renovations and improvements section than some little stores. have in their entire selection? The average shopper can easily come in and find half a dozen books on the subject they’re looking for, not to mention being distracted by half a dozen other books. . However, this vast selection does come at a price. That price seems to be, in my experience, lack of an intimate connection

between the buyer and the bookseller. Now, granted, many people walk into a bookstore looking for something in particular and, once they find it, they head straight for the cashier. There is a whole other segment of the population, though, that I think is caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes to big book stores. These are the people who love to be surrounded by books, people like me who feel in their element when enveloped by the scent of the printed page, people who want to feel that the number one reason for the store’s existence is to share a love of literature. Try as I might, I cannot bring myself to believe that Chapters was created to fulfill this desire. The promotion materials, TV and radio ads,and web site may say otherwise, but in my heart I know that money is what fuelled the fire that created the desire to start the b&j bookstore trend. 1acknowledge that money is the bottom line, but with books I want to share that love and respect for books with the company. Small bookstores almost always have a

bookworm at the counter, someone who’s had a passion for sci-fi novels since they were nine and will gladly help you find that Isaac Asimov book your neighbour told you about. The owner is invariably hidden in the back room pouring over catalogues, happy to take special orders and at the same time telling you about the great book find she made at the flea market last weekend. What really scares me about big bookstores is their potential to swallow up the little shops. I think even campus bookstores are in danger. How will these small operations compete with places that order dozens of copies and offer customers a discount? How can they possibly match up when price is often the bottom line for many consumers? I can only hope that the little bookshop down the street has some answers because, if they don’t, their disappearance will mean a sad day for true book iovers everywhere, -

linda 0. nagy

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Do your research!

To theEditor,

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all this a “Letter to the Editor,” call this what you like, but in the issue published January 7, 2000, I came acrossan error that I would like to identify. In the article on page 21, entitled “Ahead by a Century: Tragically Hip Ring In The New Year,” the reporter/writer stated: “I did guess their last song for 1999, a nearly 15minute version of “Ahead By A CenFry” fromTrof4bleat &eHenbouse. As the song ended, the N-second countdown began. . .” I’m not sure if Jamie Lowrie (writer of the article) was actually at the concert prior to the countdown, but if he was at the same concert I was at, which was the New Year’s Eve show, he would have realized that they did not finish the millennium with “Ahead By A Century.” They finished the millennium with a song called “Last of the Unplucked Gems” from their RoadApples release back in the early nineties. I consider myself a very big Tragically Hip fan and I am certain that the last sofig they sang was not “Ahead By A Century.” If you doubt my claim, I advise you to check out the Tragically Hip’s website at They have posted the set list for New Year’s Eve and “Last of the Unplucked Gems” was indeed the last song before the clocks turned, Jamie did write a good article, don’t get me wrong; but I just wanted to advise you of the tiny error that did not go unnoticed. I’m sure the other “Hip” fans out there will appreciate this notification and correction. -Ian

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n response to Fred Bereskin’s letter in the December issue of Imin which he claims, among other things, that the people murdered by Joseph Stal in were relatively unimportant because they were merely “political opponents” and not a part of any ethnic group: in fact, the vast majority of Stalin’svictims were helpless farmers and workers who were killed because of their economic status, ethnicity or sometimes for arbitrary reasons. . To call them political opponents is a severe distortion of the truth. Also, anyone who has actually done any research about the crimes of Stalin and his agents would know that he did, in fact, target ethnic groups: the case of the murderous expulsions of Poles and Germans from parts of Central Europe and in the case of the artificial Ukrainian famines of the 1920s and 30s. -Maybe Bereskin should read his letter to survivors of the Ukrainian famines, then he would also discover how insulting and callous his statement is. Secondly, Fred Bereskin also claims that “the Holocaust was the first time that an ethnic group was targeted for systematic elimination,” but there are many historical cases that prove this statement false. One example is the Ottoman Empire’s decision to exterminate Armenians and Assyrian-Syrians from its territory in the years 19 15-I 9 19. This genocide killed millions of people and it set a precedent for the Nazis, who consciously followed in the footsteps of the Ottomans. Let us recall Hitler’s response to a critic of the “final solution” of the Jewish problem: “Who complained about the Armenians?”


by C. W. Wheeler

Unfortunately, genocide, in its many forms, has been happening in the world for centuries. I say this not to diminish the victim sta@s of the Jews because it is true but because I think the victim status of others should be recognized as equally important. People like R. J. Rummel or the authors of The Black Book of Communism have given us resources by which we can educate ourselves ‘about the brutality of the past century. Maybe after such an education we could avoid rationalizing the murder of groups of peop1e by dismissing them as political opponents. - PiotrMusiaI

In defense . . . To the Editor,


ecently, some letters have been

printed regarding WPIRG. I believe that much of the language in these letters was hyperbolic in nature and certainly did not describe me or my volunteer efforts with WPIRG. I am involved with WPIRG because of my intense concern for our natural environment and the other people with whom I share the planet. Presently, two WPIRG Action Groups I am involved with are Action Theatre and Amnesty International. Action Theatre is presently working on a play for the Community Health Department and another play, regarding “Safe Reading Week” for Health Services. These theatre projects will benefit the Waterloo community and students on campus. As a member of the Amnesty International group, I write letters to free political prisoners in countries around the world. Basic human rights, such as being free from torture and the right to a fair hearing are promoted through this group’s activities. In my opinion, WPIRG is a very important vehicle which allows students to become active in their community and society at large. -Ryan M&l/y 4A Urban Piannitig


defense . . .

To the Editor,


ettersfromStephenYoung, Chris McPherson and Ryan P. O’Connor from the Progressive Conservative Campus Association expressed anger that the non-profit organization, WPIRG, collects arefunduble fee. WPIRG volunteers were dubbed “socialist terrorists” by Young. WPIRG was said to be c(a group of militant lefties who use mandatory student fees, confiscated from each of us. . .” by McPherson. O’Connor says that it should not be mandatory for students to pay for this





sentative agenda. As a volunteer and board member, I agree with Davin Charney that it is absurd to call an organization that received the YMCA Peace Medallion last fall and is the home to the campus chapter of Amnesty Interna-

tional, “socialist

terrorists.” Nor wouldIsayWPIRGvolunteerswork on a common “agenda.” I don’t agree with Charney or any other volunteer at WPIRG on every issue or even what issues should be priorities. This is one way WPIRG fulfills its mandate of inclusion of diversity. Volunteers work on various issues from native rights to health and poverty issues in different ways. These are not “militant lefties,” marching about like stoic soldiers following an agenda called “public interest.” Volunteers are students who are engaged in the ongoing process of defining and addressing issues that are within the public interest. These are issues of environmental sustainability and social justice that extend beyond the political sphere. People - left, right and centre have reason to be concerned about issues like clean air and affordable and accessible education. Young stated that he doesn’t wish to be associated with our “agenda,” which is clearly selling the Progressive Conservative Party short -Tories have as much of an interest in the future of our environment, resources and basic human rights as those of us who volunteer with WPIRG. -]essica 4Nh&h

Kwik Studies

And again . . . To the Editor,


‘d just like to clarify a few things:’ WPIRG subsidized peopte to go to variousconferences and forums that were happening in Seattle at the same time as the WTO meetings. Due to the amazingly undemocratic and closed nature of the meetings, many NGOs and citizen’s groups decided to have their own conferences and meetings concerning the impacts of liberalized global trade and the PIRG assisted students who wanted to participate. WPIRG did not “sponsor” the street demonstrations and one frankly wonders how to go about subsidizing a riot. It seems to me that recycling old bicycles and writing letters to free political prisoners are not the most effective tools for “socialist terrorists.” WPIRG is a vehicle for student activism, not left-wing politics and students are the ones who organize and work within WPIRG. If there is an issue students want to mobilize themselves around, then WPIRG has the experience and resources to help them out, continuing a long tradition of student activism. WPIRG is not a homogenous ideological body, but rather a whole array of people from all sorts of political backgrounds. So, it’s not a leftwing lunatic agenda, just a tool for students to try to make a difference. Finally, I’d just like to point out that if “WPIRG can’t take advantage of student




then why can, say, the Feds? Or, even more appalling, the athletics fee, which is used to treat a very unrepresentative group to extended stays in exotic cities (or Halifax). I don’t want to get rid of the athletics, Feds or Imprint fees, but to

get rid of the WPIRG fee; it is only consistent to get rid of these as well. However, I’m an optimist, so I’m thinking that the W student body might not agree with everything their money goes towards, but are willing to contribute to create a vibrant and diverse campus community. -Suresh






f volunteers of WPIRG say things that surprise you, it’s because they want to teI1 you a story about the exploitation of people or the environment that isn’t being heard. Power is a funny thing. Left unchecked, unregulated and unscrutinized, it has a tendency to get kind of concentrated. And that’s a bad thingin terms of capital and political power (no matter if Tory, Liberal or NDP). WPIRG is neither left nor right. It is an incorporated, non-profit nonpartisan, volunteer-directed organization and since 19 73, its purpose has been to provide opportunities for students tochallenge the concentration and abuse of power, by researching, informing and taking action on issuesadversely affecting our community. Unlike most organizations, WPIRG does not set an agenda for people to follow, it simply provides an infrastructure and a basic framework that asks people: 1) to encourage diversity and social equality for al1 people; 2) to respect and improve local and global ecosystem health; 3) to recognize the interconnectedness of social and environmental issues; 4) and to work in a cooperative and non-hierarchical way, using consensus decision-making while recognizcontinued

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ing the right of people affected

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to fully participate decisions. Waterloo Public Interest Group’s aim is to motivate participation and reby encouraging students concerned, informed and active in their community by working for social change that is based on respect, diversity, equality, and dignity. Try to remember that the Waterloo Public Interest Research Group is not a person. It is multiple collections of people who may share a common concern, but who are not the same. “Identi-think” is not encouraged and certainly not desired. If you take the time to look within WPIRG with an open mind, you’ll soon realize you’re standing amongst both vegetarians and meat-eaters, fiscal conservatives and anarchists. Diversity is a beautiful thing. -LbyENovuk WPlRG Coordinatorof


Friends of the Lubicon 0

n May 4 and 5, the Friends of the Lubicon are back in court. Daishowa is trying to overturn the Ontario court decision that ruled people in Ontario have the right to organize a consumer boycott of Daishowaproduas. At the sametime, Daishowa has contracted a forestry company for the “logging rights” in an arca which includes Lubicdn traditional territory. What are the consequences of this kind of suit on our ability to carry out effective political work? Why is Daishowa appealing a ruling on a boycott that no longer exists? Does Daishowa intend to respect its public commitment not to cut wood or buy wood cut on Lubicon traditional territory until a land rights settlement is in place?

In May 1998, Daishowa filed for appeal of an Ontario Court ruling rejecting Daishowa’s application for a permanent injunction against a consumer boycott which the company said had cost over $14 million in lost revenue. The consumer boycott had been organized by supporters of the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation whose unceded traditional territory in northern Alberta Daishowa threatened to clear-cut up to 11,000 trees per day. When, in June 1998, Daishowa finally agreed not to cut or buy wood cut on unceded Lubicon Nation territories until a land rights settlement was reached between the Lubicons and both levels of government, the Lubicon Nation called off the successful boycott of Daishowa prod-

ucts. However Daishowa did not abandon its appeal of the ruling which allowed people in Ontario to organize a consumer boycott of Daishowa products. If Daishowa is indeed honouring its word - and its written promises -why are they yet again seeking to tie up Lubicon supporters in court and attempting to outlaw even the possibility of a renewed Daishowa boycott? Daishowa tried to prohibit the Lubicon boycott of their products in the first place because the boycott effectively focused public attention on what Daishowa was planning to do in northern Alberta. This renewed effort to silence public debate on the issue begs the question of what Daishowa is planning that they don’t

Daishowa needs to hear that ongoing bullying of the Lubicon and their supporters who are not even boycotting Daishowa is unacceptable. Daishowa should also be told that people are watching them. This s’hould ensure that they keep the promise they made not to cut or buy wood cut on Lubicon traditional territory until a land rights settlement is reached with both levels of government. A harvesting agreement should be negotiated which respects Lubicon wildlife and environ mental concerns. They also need to be told that if they try to use aboriginal people to break their promise to stay off Lubicon lands, it will be seen the world-over as exactly what it is - a cynical, divide-and-conquer maneouver designed to make profits for Daishowaat everyone else’s expense. As for everyone’s right to organize public action against injustice, corporate misdeeds and the like, if FoL is silenced here, then we will all have marched one step closer to becoming a society with free speech for the corporation and a muzzle for everyone else.


Just say ‘No’ to drug commercials I

f you have spent any of your precious time in the past year watch-

ing American television, you will have noticed

an increase

in commercials

by pharmaceutical companiesselling you the wonders of some new drug. These include medication for impotence, smoking cessation;weight loss and arthritis.

your fingers! After all, there are plenty of these commercials popping up. It seems like there is a new drug hitting the market every week. (Check with

the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration - I am sure they could confirm this statistic.) The best drug for you is probably

under pressure by

The comner-

cials are set up to entice you into believing that this drug could be the answer for you. Now, when you go see your doctor, you canask-evendemand-

for that prescription by namk. After all, you are in charge of your health, aren’t you? Watch these commercials carefully.You will notice that all of them end with the commercial voice speeding up as it quickly lists the known side effects, negative drug interactions and even study results (i.e. “a study indicated that three per cent of users of our drug may experience seizures”) concerning the drug in question. As your hope builds up during the commercial narrative (“Hey, this could be the weight loss answer I have been looking for!“), your pudgy belly drops like a stone when you find out that your condition is not a candidate for this drug. But cross

It seems a new drue is hitting the markLIt every week. some pharmaceutical


to be approved by the FDAvery soon. Stay tuned. The Super Bowl Sunday commercial blitz is only a couple of weeks away. You may be one of the lucky ones who benefit from this medication, based on the criteria outlined in the commercial. At this point, as the potential consumer of the drug that happens to be right for you, you should be asking yourself, is this too good to be true‘ (bothersome side effects aside)? Is it possible that the solution to all that ails me is in this little pill? If you are American and part of the largest drug market in the world, you are bound to answer yes,

it is possible, and no, it is not too good to be true. Herein, ladies and gentlemen, lies our problem: good old capitalism is leading you to think you are in charge of your health, that you can

demand that your doctor prescribe the drug you saw on the commercial last night, despite the doctor’s objections that not enough is * known about the degree to which you will suffer the drug’s sihe effects. Nothing is going to stop you fromgettingthosepillh not even money. That is exdollar

actly what these billionpharmaceutical companies

want. As much asany of these companies will state that they are committed to fighting disease, their goal is an increase in the market share. Their coffers are filling up at your expense. Literally, if you don’t have good medical coverage, those dubious side effects end up doing you in. A bent for capitalistic values should not be your only concern as an ill-atease consumer. The trend towards corporate mergers is strutting its stuff down the pharmaceutical walkway as well. The winter 2000 collection includes the merger of pharmaceutical giants Glaxo Wellcome (GW) and Smithkline Beecham (SB). GW is known for Relenza@ (influenza drug), Zyban@



and Ventolin@ share is with (anti-depressant), Nicor-

(asthma). SB’s market Paxil@

ette@ andNicoderm@ (smoking cessation) and healthcare products such as Sucrets@ and Macleans@ toothpaste. The kicker with the merger between

the U.K.-based



that, pending regulatory approval, this will create the world’s largest pharmaceutical company. Not only that, but operational headquarters will be set up in a new location in the

U.S. (recall Americans constitute the largest drug market in the world), while corporate headquarters will remain in London, England. Details of the news release concerning the

merger are not for release or publication in Canada. I can only speculate that this is related to Canadian regulations concerning the financial aspects of the merger. Unfortunately, nowhere does it state why Canadians are not privy to this information.

Their goal is for ZUI increase in the drug market share. If you still think this wonder drug marketed by XYZ pharmaceutical company is not too good to be true, then think again about what this merger will mean to you. An industry dominated by a small group of titanic corporations dealing with the treatment of major health problems means little competition. With illness and disease abounding and those commercials to suck you in, you are a guaranteed consumer. This enables these titans to set prices as they please, and let’s not forget that we are dealing with capitalists, inevitably leading to higher prices for those treatments.


You’ve probably already heard all this before. Unfortunately, this is not the first, and certainly won’t be the last, article to address corporate mergers and the trend towards world (corporate) domination. Geez, and you actually believed that attempts on world domination were killed by

the Americans during the second World War, the Cold War and the Gulf War. I know for a fact that Canada had something to do with the second World War along with some other countries. Despite devoting bdlions of dollars annually in search of new drugs by pharmaceutical companies, if the drug does not have a large sales po-

tential, there is expressed concern that drug development for rarer diseases will be hurt.You can stop crossing your fingers now. Super Bowl Sunday commercials will probably not be advertising the latest drugs for that rare disease you picked up on your tour of the Brazilian rainforest. Don’t let this discourage you, though. Keep plugging into your favourite American television broadcaster. If the pickings (from your pocket) are as good as I hear, Glaxo Wellcome has no intention of cancelling their Relenza@ flu drug campaign. I am sure you are aware of how many of us have come down with the flu since Christmas, Smithkline Beecham can’t be doing so badly either with their product Nicoderm@. You surely must be familiar with their slogan: “The Power to Calm. The Power to Comfort,The Power to Help you Quit.” I think they forgot “The Power to Suck You In” and “The Power to Control How You Feel.” --reti& 1-A. mercuri Environmental Science


Imprint, Friday, January z I, 2000


“What do you do to keep wcwrn when the Heather Macdougall temperature drops?” and Jeremy Taylor

“1 stay at home cause I’m a suck; I drive.”

“I bundle up. . .lots of lay. en.”

Andrea Postma 3B Psychology

Zidra Ferreira 2A Environ. Ciu,

“I drink lots of hot choco1ate .” Michelle Davison 2B Environmental


“Being with friends is real warmth for me.”

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“I hibernate.”

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k, so it’s January and it’s cold and you want to hibernate, big time. If you have access to a computer and a modem and you want something to do until the snow melts and the birds sing and life is good again, the National Capital Commission (NCC) wants you! Just one catch - you must be between the ages of 18 - 24 and be a Canadian citizen. If you are those things, then read on. Our Federal government is offering young Canadians the opportunity to join Future Trek 2000. This program will provide 400 lucky “youth” a chance to get involved in the development of major millennium activities and to come to the country’s capital for a summer 2000 gathering. Why is the NCC doing this? Their ultimate goal is to make the Capital region Umore attractive to

young people of the aforementioned demographic.” In other words, Ottawa isn’t really the most popular fun spot of choice for college/university students. In fact, few Canadian cities fare better, but Ottawa intends to change its reputation to “Party Central,” or something like that.

Ottawa intends to change its reputation to “Party Central.” Future Trek was officially launched last September with a web site and an original application deadline of December 15, 1999. That deadline has been extended to January 31, 2000. You can log on to and complete your application online.

The plan is to select 400 applicants in February using a computer that has been programmed to note geography, language, and ethnicity of those people who have signed up. Once selected, you become known as a “trekker.” Here’s the hibernation part: if you can devote at least l/2 hour of your time per week (you’ll probably want to give more), you’ll meet your fellow trekkers via the Future Trek web site and begin your five month Virtual Trek. During that time, events will be planned via Internet conferencing and online chat sites, These plans and any aspirations for Canada’s future will be showcased on Virtual Expo, a web site where the general public can log on to see trekkers’ activities and projects. All this conferencing, chatting, and planning leads up to the Summer 2000 event taking place from June 28 - July 3, 2000. All 400 trekkers will then converge on Jacques Cartier Park in Hull for a




ver the four or five years that each of us will spend on this campus, I think that we would all like to have the opportunity to make it a better place. During my time here, I have found no place where I can make more of a difference than I can as a member of the residence life staff. The UW Department of Residence Life currently employs a team of 55 students to be the part of the great link that keeps 2700 student residents and the rest of campus together, and I am extremely proud to count myself among UW apartments their number. This year, Residence Life will for the first time hire four Dons to work in the UW Apartments. These people will join the 25 Ron Eydt Village Dons, 26 Village I Dons, and four COLTS that make up the residence life team. Asa group,

we are charged



a sense of community for the residents of our respective homes. Not just any kind of community, but one based on the pillars of respect and appreciation of diversity. The role of the Don/CoLT is not just to be around to let locked- out

students in and to plan social events, but also to play a fundamental and important role in the “education” of many of our campus’ students. “Nothing hascontributed more to making me who I am,” said second-time Don Todd Coomber, a 4th year student in science. For Todd, the opportunity to work as a member of a great team of fantastic people and to meet literally hundreds of

facets of the lives of each of your residents. From academic life to personal life to plain old homesickness, you will have the chance to assist your residents make the individual and collective transition from adolescence to adulthood. “I know I’ve made a difference,” remarked Ron Eydt Village Don Matt Keysers. “The reason I keep coming back to Donning,” says Ryan Kennedy, now in his eighth term as a Don, “is the opportunity to meet different people and experience the sense of comm u n i t y . )r Posted on his room door in South 5, Ryan has a poster which reads “The heart of education is the education of the heart.” will seeDons appearing in the near future. The experience of being a people that he otherwise wouldn’t Don is one which I will never forget, have, were the things that jumped to both for the lessons it has taught me mind when thinking about his expeand the relationships and memories rience as a Don. Each floor in Ron that I will take away with me. Eydt village has 50 residents, and As t lis year’s application (Febeach house in Village I has approxiruary 4) draws near, I urge all of our marely.54.

The community

of which

you are a part, though, doesn’t stop there. The UW residence community will m&e up about two-thirds of next year’s first-year class. As a Don, you are a part of the front lines of the University community. You become a part of many


to consider

the pathways and walkways of the city of Ottawa. Laurie Peters of NCC stresses that there will be other events planned for the Trekkers as well. More bands? More beer? Of course, there are the Canada Day hijinks on Capital Hill -sure to be better than that darned party on December 3 1. Are you hooked? The web site for Future Trek 2000 is bright, hip, and full of information and purple maple leaves that trail behind your cursor. There’s even a link to the Canada Pension Plan web site that explains how someone might be eligible for more than the $1.3Slmonth you’ll get from the government when you retire. At you can click on links that seem to breathe (no joke) as they highlight various activities in and around Ottawa. Want to apply? If you are interested, visit the Future Trek web site at or visit the NCC web site at or call l-800-465-1867. Remember: the NCC wants YOU!

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“trekkie convention” of their own making. The events that have been planned over the Virtual Trek months wili then take place. Trekkers should pray for clear skies because they will be housed in a tent city called Millennium Village. Events designed by and for the National Trek Team will include “Trek Talk,” a conference designed to allow Trekkers to discuss issues that are “important to the youth of the new millennium”; “Enviro Trek,” a forum on green issues near and dear to the Trekkers’ hearts; “Art Trek,” an artistic free-for-all in the tent city to include comedy, paintings, theatre and whatever else the Trekkers have planned for themselves over the preceding months. No mention of bands and beer here, but they must factor in somewhere. Trekkers will also be invited to participate in Escapade 2000 on July 2. This is an organized hike/bike/ trike/inline/walk/run/stumble along

the opportunity

of broadening your education to include what is truly an awesome experience. Village I Don Brian Koivisto summed it up best, “being a Don has been the most rewarding experience of my life so far.”

BRENDA special


or the sixth the Womyn’s lishing its Voices of Womyn. provide a unified, inclusive outlet for female expressions of creativity. Womyns’ struggles, triump hs, desires, hopes, anger, pride, etc., are all showcased through the media of art, poetry, prose and photography -virtually anything that will fit within the confines of a printed volume. Throughout the past five years, Voices has been published in a tabloid format on newsprint. In 1999, however, a new sleeker format was adopted.


and showcase it to a large audience,” said a Womyn’s Centre Coordinator. consecutive year, Clearly, Voices has an inestimaCentre is pubble value for the UW Womyn’s and annual journal, artistic communities. Voices strives to In conjunction with the publication of Voices, several promotional and fundraising events have been planned. A hugely successful coffeehouse/ bake sale/rafflc was held December 2 in the SLC. Additionally, a charity concert will take place in March to coincide with the official launch of Voices during International Womyn’s Week. Currently, the editors of Voices are in The Womyn’s Centre: Room 2 I 02, the process of securing

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is now

much more formal, professional, and permanent-looking. “Voices is a wonderful outlet for all womyn of the UW community to contribute to a completely open forum in which to gather a diverse and talented array of creative minds’ work


for the publication,

as well as

accepting submissions. All pieces can be left at the Turnkey Desk, the Womyn’s Centre, or the Feds office. Any questions or concerns regarding Voices can be directed to the Womyn’s Centre (x. 3457/SLC 2102), or email:


No frills dining

Imprint. Friday, January 2 1, 2000

Robert Burns (17594796) To u Haggis Istherethato’erhis~rench ragout, Or aiio that wad stuw a SOw, Urfrirussae wad muk herspew Wt’ fperfec~sconner, Looksdown wi’sneeringscornf~ “view, On sic a dinner?

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venturing out to Pho Ben Thanh for a bite one does not go out expecting exceptional service or a phenomenal atmosphere. The Thai Vietnamcse




for an experience


itself. The restaurant’s features are nondescript, with white decorative lights asthe only ornamentation to the simple faux-granite tables and black chairs. The service is literally two words from a server when handed the order slip which you fill out yourself or the mumbled name of your dishes upon arrival. Yet, PhoBenThanh’s fresh a&authentic dishes require no stuffy precocious waiter inquiring about the state of your digestion at every pause nor for candles and sickly string music to fetyou know you truly have hit the big time, Instead, Ben Thanh offers amazingly fresh spring rolls and delectable won ton soup more pleasing to the palette than any pretentiaus, ritzy feel. My dinner guest and I split our courses, &inning our meal with exceptional won ton soup,



on vermicdi,

stir fried beef with

green pepper, sprirlg rolls and an order of steamedrice. The enormous purtions made the meal an enormous undertaking. The spicy beef was exceptionz4 cfeaning the palette with its light texture. While the chicken was somewhat unidentifiable, the




dies, the massive serving of soup was deliciously filling. Following the soup, we enjoyed curried


was pure

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unique addition to the Thai-Vietnamese influences, The spring rolls seem to be a speciality item at Ben Thanh. Wrapped in rice paper, the fresh vegetables, rice and shrimp projeered Viet-Thai cuisine at its finest. Aimost purifying, the rolfs are light and fresh leaving a diner feeling refreshed and satisfied. The total COSE of the meal was an inexpensive $22. Although hardly the price of a pita, sub or a sIice of pizza, the meal provides

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Thai culture at minimal expense+The vermicelli is a must, as are the homemade pastry dishes (rolls and won tons). lt seemsthat Pho Ben Thzmh hasmanaged to create a high cta~sdining experience withaut stooping to the levels of so many conventional North American restaurants, Not steeped in prestige, fake atmosphere or intrusive servers, Pho Ben Thanh reminds sensory-overloaded memhers of the 21~ Century why restaurants were created in the first place: food. Although not perfect in its cuisine presentation (cq~cially its chicken preyaration), the restaurant is a trip worth taking.



DONS & COLTS We are looking for a diverse group of people, interested in and dedicated to helping other students.

CC many Scotsmen around the world, January 25 is a special occasion. From :,he homeland to the New World, the people Erom Alba celebrate the birthday of oncofthegreatestpoetstheworldhasknown, Robert Burns. This famed writer was born on January 25,1759, toan impoverished farmer near A;:r, Strathclyde. Despite the wretched povertv Eurns suffered, he nevertheless attained knowledge in Latin, Greek, French and trr.g;onometr):. But to the world, he is known for his works such as Auf&q’s Sync, To J Muse, Scois W/W ham and Address tu the ikil. 0-1 July 2 1, 1796, Kobert Burnsdied of rheumatic fever and a bad liver (the typical Scotsman’s death). The highlight of any decent Kobbie Burns festival consists of bagpipes, Scotsmen in typical highland dress and the reading of To a

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Now, this hearty dish has endured the stings of many a foreigner and has been the object of ridicule, especially by the English. Worry not, for haggis is not as bad as all that. Of course, presentation is also important. The hag@ should be handled by the highcbt ranking male at the t;ible. The way one carI td this is by looking for how many feathers one has on his sporran. One feather indrcates the heir of a family chieftain (the eldest son), two t^eathU-S ~neans’ he’,s a family chieftain, three is the heir tcl a clan chieftain, four is the head of the clan and five ~xob~~2,Iy means he’s one of the most importaxlt men in Scotland. ‘The highest ranking male also must read the poem To c1I-hzggis as he carves the dish and makes the toast with a shot of whiskey. So,have a great Robbie Burns day and may th haggis turn out well. And please, don’t forget the whiskey!


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But no festival would

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Information Session on Monday January 24, 5-6pm

Ye Pow ‘rs, wha mak mankindyoutcure, And dish them out their bill o ‘fare, AuIdSmtland wants me skinking ware That jatbps in luggies; But, ifye wish hergrate@ ‘prayer, GieheruHuggis!

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he Ombudspersosr is not a lUWyer or an advocate, nor does 1 be orshe bave the pow&a enforce recommendatbzs. Ratber be or she w&zs with clients and members of the University of Waterloo to ensure that resoltition occursand grievances are heard and addressed. Q, Is my landlord month’s rent?


to pay me interest

on my last

A. Yes. The law stipulates that a landlord must pay six per cent interest on your rent deposit once a year. If he does not, you do have the right to deduct six per cent of the deposit from your rent. Q* Can my landlord require a key deposit? charge me for letting me into my apartment out?

Can he or she if I lock myself

A. No to both questions. The landlord cannot insist on extra money for things like keys, putting an elevator on service, processing or administrating fees, painting or cleaning before you move in, late rent fees, or a fee for letting you into your apartment.

what the professor expects (i.e. group work, collaboration, individual work, etc.). Simply handing in two assignments, which are the same, is not considered individual work. Meet with the professor immediately. Do not catch her after class when she is busy, rather set up a time during her office hours to meet. Take all of your rough notes and explain how your assignments came to be alike. The situation may be resolved at this point, but if you are still unsatisfied, refer to Policy numbers 70 and 7 1. The first is the Student Grievance Policy and the second is the Student Academic Discipline Policy. Visit the Office of the Ombudsperson to assist you with this issue. Q. Last for my course I wrote for my

Q. Last term my friend and I collaborated together on a lab and although we handed in two separate assignments, the professor is claiming we cheated because they are exactly the same. What should we do? A. IJnless your professor explicitly to collaborate on an assignment, Before doing any collaboration,

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year, I wrote an essay on the American Civil War history class. This year, I’m taking a sociology that requires me to do an essay on conflict. Since this essay and therefore own it, can I hand it in sociology course as well?

A. Handing in an essay or assignment twice, even though it is for a different class with a new professor, isconsidered cheating. You are expected to do original, new work for each course. Students are sometimes horrified to discover that even though they wrote the original paper, they are charged with an academic infraction for handing it itI twice. For further clarification on what constitutes academic offences at UW, refer to policy number 71 or speak with the Ombudsperson.

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arely do we get to experience the fine food traditions of different cultures in the same meal-or the same pot. I know what people are thinking after stumbling out of the bars each night: How can I combine the I Bavarian delicacies of sausage on a bun with good 01’ slabs of ground beef? Simple. Take the fine soured flavor of sauerkraut 1 and blend it with the finest ground beef in the country. It’s easier than throwing a headof cabbage at acow. The result is a stick-to-your-ribsmedley of German tradition I and Canadian cholesterol, Sauerkraut and meatballs is an orgasm in your mouth, Be forewarned, though, this is not a ‘first-date 1 dinner.’ Unless, of course, you’re trying to impress your date by showing how good you are at rolling a fine looking meatball, this dish isn’t an action getter. Make I

First, place a cooking pot on the stove (don’t turn it on yet) and lay a bed of sauerkraut on the bottom. Place the hamburger in a mixing bowI. Dump a cup of rice into the bowl with the glorious meat. Dice small chunks of onion and add them to the bowl. Add one egg and mix the ingredients thoroughly. Now it’s time to get nasty. Using your new hamburger mixture, roll meatballs (a little larger than a golf ball) and place them on top of the sauerkraut in the pot. Fill the pot full with water. Add a teaspoon of paprika. Bring the water to a boil and let it simmer. Cooking time is approximately two hours. Remember to check the insides of some meatballs to ensure they’re cooked. Serve hot and add salt.




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ne of the strongest associations people make about gays is that they all have AIDS. It’s not true now, but 1 guess the assumption originally had some validity; most of the initial wave of AIDS cases hit the gay community very hard. But a vast majority of new cases affect heterosexuals, with heterosexual women being the highest risk group at the moment. I really hate to natter about AIDS too much because the disease has gained a certain level of over-exposure in the past few years. Most people know the risk factors and preventative measures by now. You might be interested, however. in knowinE about local resources. In particular, resources for HIV testing. Of course, 1shouldn’t need to over-emphasize that anyone who is sexually active, straight or gay, should have the test done. It’s also a good idea to get the tests for gonorrhoea, chlamydia, herpes, etc., done at the same time. Having been tested for HIV before (negative, by the way), I recommend visiting the Waterloo Regional Clinic on Regina Street. (The address and phone number is available in the blue pages of the phone book.) This is the only place in Waterloo to offer anonymous testing. Any doctor can also do it, but as long as they know your health card number it won’t be anonymous. %nyone


Anonymous you say? There are a few reasons for this. First of all, the results are confidential, and you won’t receive messages on your answering machine for your roommates to hear. More importantly though, the results will never get added to your permanent health record. Insurance companies have been known to reject potential clients with multiple HIV tests. Any conscientious person would have the test done a few times throughout his/her life. Usually the results are available within a week. In Toronto it usually takes longer; yet another good reason to have the test done in Waterloo. Waterloo also has an AIDS awareness committee, ACCKWA (pronounced “aqua”). They don’t do HIV testing, but they do provide information about AIDS to the public. ACCKWA is also an important resource for anyone living with HIV in the Waterloo region (fortunately there are only a small number of cases). All money raised in the Waterloo region from the annual AIDSWalk in October goes to ACCKWA. Of course, a much larger AIDS walk occurs in Toronto at the same time with the money going to a sister organization, AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT). The moral of the story is to get an HIV test done. It’s easy, anonymous, and an important componenr of sexual health and e’ducation. .



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For Godw loved the world, that begme his os11y begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should no! pwish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:M)


e saw last time that God offers salvation to everyone - that includes you! We also saw that each one of us has to make a personal decision whether we will receive that free gift or not. The marvellous thing is that we can receive forgiveness for our sins simply by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as there was a cause and effect relationship in the first half of the verse (God’s love prompted Him to give His Son), there is also one in the second half of the verse (whoever believes in the Lord Jesus Christ will receive eternal life). That’s the significance of “believeth” in this sentence--it highlights the fact that we each have a choice either to believe or not, and the choice each one makes determines their eternal destiny. Some people have a distorted view of what “believe” means in the Bible, but it really means that same thing as in ordinary usage to trust, have faith, or put your confidence in. Probably the best example of this is children’s implicit trust of their parents. Indeed, the Lord Jesus Christ said: “Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it” (Mark



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There’s nothing mysterious about it; “believing” means exactly what it usually means (although there is some added significance to the words “in him”, as we shall see in the coming weeks}. Another thing to notice is that only beiief is required; there’s nothing you need to do. Some people teach that you need to be baptized, or go to church, or obey the commandments, or any number of other things to be saved; however, as is quite clear from this verse, if you simply believe in God’s Son, the Lord Jesus - Christ, you have eternal life.

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rhe Lord” (Jonah 29). If you are doing good works and trusting in them to save you, then you aren’t trusting in the Lord and don’t have eternal life. Once you are saved you had better be doing those things, not to earn favour with God, but in response to His great love. Do you realize your hopeless state? There is nothing you can do to save yourself, but God has already done everything necessary to save you. All that remains is for you to receive God’s gift of salvation by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name” Uohn 1:12). -

Biological terrorism: phantom menace?


ccording to a Toronto Star story this past week, Health Canada is “quietly preparing” for the probability of a threat or an attack on Canadians via biological weapons. Documents obtained by Star reporter Laura Eggerston under the Access to Information Act reveal that Health Canada believes that public health authorities and the medical community are currently unprepared to deal with the consequences of such a crisis. Health Canada official Ron St.John is quoted in the story. He stresses that the probability of biological terrorism is very low; however, ubecause 3the consequences could be so disastrous, we have to take it seriously.” The reason that biological terrorism is considered to be a very real threat to the health of Canadian citizens is due in part to the United States’ experience with threats and hoaxes. The FBI receives an average of one call a day from someone threatening the use of a biological agent, according to the Health Canada documents. Hoaxes are less frequent, numbering 45. The Star story also mentions a cult attack in the 1980s that was kept secret by the U.S. Centres for DiseaseControl and Preven-







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and 80s protesters the ‘White Train’ which carried deadly nuclear weapons in the hopes of slowing the war stockpile effort. Now, these weapons of mass destruction, in particular their warheads, are set to be deconstructed and used for nuclear energy. Protesters are again out in droves.

ambitiously followed

“The disarmament cause is merely a front.” The January 14 move to helicopter potentially lethal plutonium into Chalk River has angered environmentalists and town residents. It has been called ‘reckless’ and ‘irresponsible’ by environmenta action groups, including Greenpeace. The project stems from the premise that unused nuclear warheads containing ‘reduced pluto-

tion. The incident caused 750 people to become ill. . In Canada, St. John said that the threat could come from “state-sponsored groups - considered a lower risk in Canada - or from fringe . . . groups responding to perceived grievances. ” Although it would be difficult to try and educate every doctor in Canada to be prepared for such a volatile situation, St.John believes

“because the consequences could be so disastrous, we have to take it seriously ” that targeting the most likely scenarios where a health professional may come in contact with the effects of a biological attack is a step in the right direction. Emergency planning is in development through discussion with the Solicitor General’s office, the provinces and numerous cities, in-

nium’ could be used to produce energy in conventional nuclear energy reactors (similar to Canada’s CANDU reactor series). To test the theory, the Canadian government arranged adeal with the U.S. to ship warheads removed from Los Alamos, ‘New Mexico to Chalk River, Ontario. The plan was touted as a move towards disarmament with the US, putting stored warheads out of commission for the production of nuclear power, However, environmental activists argue that the disarmament cause is merely a front for a plan to help make Canada active in the plutonium industry. Currently, no CANDU reactors utilise plutonium, They employ low-level uranium fuel instead. The shipment of the plutonium has been severely contested due to the choice to ship the cargo by air. Air transfer of plutonium is illegal in the United States, so the shipment was land-transferred from New Mexico to Sault Ste. Marie. Environmentalists were tipped off about the shipment and major protests were planned. Residents of Sault Ste. Marie and towns along the transfer route rallied in an effort to stop the dangerous and controversial project shipment. The original plan was to take the shipment along Highway 17 past Sudbury and North

. cluding Toronto and Ottawa. Details of incidents described as “four possible biological terrorism incidents” were censored before Eggerston’s Access to Information request was released. After refusing to comment on the incidents, St.John implied that the incidents were likely hoaxes. The use of biological weapons involves the release of living organisms or the toxic products they produce. This is done with the intent to cause harm or death in the target, be it human beings, animals or even plant crops. The Health Canada documents acknowledge that it is difficult to anticipate or prevent this type of terrorism. University of Waterloo Associate Professor Dr. Trevor C. Charles, who is with the Department of Biology, pointed out that biological weapons are a tool for terrorists. Looking at it this way, biological weaponry is “no more a threat than another type of terrorism.” Other types of terrorism could include the use of chemical weapons, which is not covered in detail in the ~’ Star story. Chemical weapons, as their name implies, involve the release of cherinicals to cause harm or death in the target. Chemical warfare saw marked use in the First and Second World Wars when many modern day agents were developed. Chemi-

cal terrorism made the news in the 1990s. In March 1995, a nerve gas attack on a Japanese subway by a religious cult group left 12 people dead and 5,500 injured. The surprise attack caused many Japanese citizens to question their security. UW’s Dr. Charles questioned how secure Canadian infrastructure would be in the face of -biological terrorism. The Star story makes no mention of the Health Canada documents addressing security issues. He also wondered if instances of bioterrorism have increased: “Why do people think there is an increased threat of biological terrorism?” The Health Canada documents cite rising international tensions as well asdata suggesting an increasing trend in incidences of bioterrorism as reasons to be concerned about an attack on Canada. Lack of awareness in the medical community being their primary concern, establishing special requirements for managing the consequences of a biological event is part of the pitch Health Canada is making for more money to improve training and public education. The requirements mentioned in the Star story include “the need to train medical personnel on how to respond to the release of a biological agent, how to identify and diagnose it and the importance of working closely with security, intelligence and communication officials.”

Bay to the Atomic

President Christian Provenzano, told the Star that “some technical violation or breach may have occurred” but added that “the whole exercise has been a non-event.” Despite Provenzano’s sentiment, the transfer of plutonium has touched off a political storm. Allegations of skirting accountability are being slung at the government and AECL officials by environmentalists and concerned citizens, An official legal challenge is expected. Similar concern and protest is expected this spring when a shipment of removed warheads will arrive from Russia - also headed for Chalk River.

Energy Canada Limited site in Chalk River. AECL said in a news release that the change to air transport was made through a government order and that the container used umet all regulatory and security requirements. ” Despite AECL’s contention that the shipment was completely safe, the Suult Star reported an NDP MPP will challenge the decision based on federal transportation law. Unlike the U.S., where plutonium transfer by air is illegal, Canadian transportation law has no clear designation on the subject. Sault Ste. Marie MP, Carmen Provenzano, uncle of former Feds


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his past weekend, the Warrior swim team competed in a two day competition with the preliminaries here at the PAC pool on Friday evening and Saturday morning and the finals on Saturday evening at the University of Cuelph’s

Aquadome. This competition included teams from the University of Guelph, Trent University, York University and Queen’s University. With all the hard work done over the holidays at training camp, the team was looking for solid performances from everyone. The hard work paid off as everyone swam individual events in finals and consolation finals. Leading the charge were breaststrokers Carlo Distefano who captured first place in the 1OOm and second place in the 200m and captain Val Walker with first in the 1OOm and a close second in the 50m. Val also placed second in the 8OOm freestyle, only 0.05 seconds behind the first place finisher. Not to be outdone, sprinters Grahame Jastrebski and rookie Natalie’Boruvka placed first in the 50m freestyle and second in the 5Om butterfly respectively. Grahame also placed third in the 1OOm breaststroke. An outstanding performance was turned in by Peter Londry who raced to first place in the 5 Om backstroke, second place in the 1OOm freestyle and third in the 200m individual medley (I.M.) along with Kurt Rohmann who swam to second place in the 200m KM., third in the 20Om freestyle and fourth in the 1OOm freestyle. James Borland stroked to third place in the 200m backstroke. On the women’s side, Jen Sweny grabbed second place in the 200m breaststroke and 200m I.M. and fourth in the 1OOm breaststroke while Robyn Goraj placed fourth in the 1OOm butterfly and negative split the 200m to place second. Cj Mullin swam to second place in the 400m freestyle and Leslie Dowson swam a strong 800m freestyle and finished in third place.

The men’s relays performed well with top three finishes in all three events. Londry, Kurt Rohmann, Dave Zeldin andsteve Miller combined to get second place in the 4x 1OOm free relay, while Borland, Distefano, K. Rohmann and Jastrebski placed second in the 4xSOm medley relay. The 4x100 medley relay of Borland, Jastrebski, K. Rohmann and Londry finished third. The women’s relays swam to fourth in the 4x1 OOm medley relay (Christy Bell, Walker, Goraj and Boruvka) and in the 4xlOOm freestyle relay (Sweny, Boruvka, Dowson and Bell). BelI, Sweny, Boruvka and Goraj raced to fifth in the 4x5Om mediey relay. Other top eight finishes were turned in by Arleigh Robertson (fifth 8OOfr, sixth 200fr), Dowson (fifth 20Om freestyle), Mullin (sixth 200m & eighth 1OOm breaststroke), Goraj (sixth 200m KM.), Boruvka (eighth 50m freestyle and breast-

stroke) and Lisa Mains (sixth 2OOm backstroke, seventh 1 OOm butterfly and 200m breaststroke). For the men: Blake Wilson (fourth in 200m I.M. and 50m breaststroke, seventhlOOm breaststroke), Steve Miller (fourth 200m freestyle and backstroke), captain H.J. Rohmann (sixth 1OOm backstroke, 50m breaststroke), Tobias “fifty” Witrig (sixth 5Om butterfly), Joe Linesman (fourth 100~ butterfly), Dan McKerrall (fifth 1 OOm butterfly and 400m freestyle), Jastrebski (eighth 100m breaststroke) and Borland (fifth 50m backstroke) rounded out the day. The Warrior swim team is competing twice this weekend beginning with a visit to Guelph to tangle with Guelph and McGill on Friday and a trip to York on Saturday. The team looks to improve on this weekend’s solid performance in preparation for the OUAchampionships.

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“Water Water Water!!!!” “Loo Loo Loo!!!”

“Water!” “Loo!” “Water!” “Loo!* “Water!” “Loo!” That was what you would have heard, had you been on the Waterloo team bus after the Friday night portion of the CanAm Classic track meet in Windsor. Unfortunately, if you’d actually been inside the St. Denis Centre that night for the competition, you would have been more likely to hear the “Ooh ooh Y-U Y-U!!” work] or maybe the “Wind-sor Lan-cers!!” cheers of our competitors. So maybe we don’t have the best team cheer. Or the loudest team. And we definitely don’t have a real track to train on. But we do have team pride. And dedication, And commitment. And a damn good team. Once again, the Warriors showed how good, at this meet attended by most of the Ontario university teams, aswell assome American schools, By the time the Saturday session of the meet was over, all these other teams were ready to head home and check how serious the damage done to their egos was. Friday night, Waterloo athletes hurdled, ran relays, and pole-vaulted their way to some fine performances. Adrian Blair, a natural sprinter toying with the idea of taking up the hurdles seriously, got his first taste of the event, finishing 6th in the finaL The relays gave the Waterloo team a chance to shine. Both 4x200m teams won their event-the women are now ranked third in Canada; the men, despite running in the slower of the tvvo timed-sections, ran their fastest time since they last qualified for the CIAUchampionships in 1997. The mens’ 4x8OOm team delivered some excitement on the track, lowering their time by over half a minute from the previous week. All four team

members delivered great runs, led by anchor Stephen Drew. Handed the baton in seventh place, he took little time to pass the McMaster runner and move into 6th. It looked like that’s where he’d finish, since Queen’s anchor runner was too far ahead to catch. At least, that’s what most people thought. Stephen started to reel him in over the last lap, by the time they hit the last straight the lead had been cut to about 10 metres. Reaching deep, deep down inside, he let everything loose and passed the runner from Queen’s at the line, finishing Lhundredths of a second ahead.

We do have team pride. And dedication. And commitment. And a damn good team: That was all the action on the track for the Warriors, but it would be pretty hard to overlook the performance of Waterloo’s only field athlete competing on the night, Dana Ellis in the pole vault. This event for women has grown in leaps and bounds since its introduction a few years ago, and Dana has been one of those responsible for raising the bar and keeping officialsbuay rewriting meet record books. Dana once again emerged victorious, winning the event with a vault of 3.36m. The 2nd place finisher had actually cleared the same height, but Dana was awarded the win based on misses at previous heights. Saturday was a very busy day, and it would be too much to cover all that went on but a couple things stand out: first, I cannot describe how it felt to witness the women’s performance in the

60m. After the heats, the top three qualifying times for the semifinals were a11Waterloo -Heather Moyse, Daniella Carrington, and Angie Ross. Four other Warriors also reached the semis Angela Player, Dana Ellis, Alessia Celli, and Elisa Palmer. In the semis, more magic. First semi, won by Daniella. Second semi, won by Angie. Third semi, won by Heather. Final -Waterloo 1-23. Crazy. Paul Gill finished fourth in the mens 60m final. Neal Roberts had the seventh fastest time in the semis, the only problem was that only the top six made it to the final, Kwame Smart, just back from an extended visit to his native Trindidad, was Waterloo’s other male qualifier for the semis. In the women’s lOOOm, Warrior Shauna Ellis finished just behind Windsor’s Erica Giorgi to claim second, and teammate Gina Jackson was close behind, finishing fifth. Team captain Allison Salter took the lead in her 6OOm run right from the start, but was unable to hold off two of her competitors over the last few metres of the race. It is hard to feel bad about a third place performance, however, when the time ranks Allison fifth in the country. Waterloo’s 4x400m teams also turned in noteworthy performances. The girls picked up a silver for their effort; Windsor was tantalizingly out of reach in first, The men’s team left the meet feeling somewhat cheated out of a medal. They had been placed in the slower of the two sections and had only one other team to race. Despite running most of the race by chemselves, the team finished with a time just over two seconds out of

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place finish - for now - but are looking forward to a chance to get some payback. The team is headed to a meet in Montreal this weekend at McGill university. It is a sort of dry rehearsal for CIAUs which McGill has hosted the past two years. It is a very competitive meet, and the team islooking forward to running some very fast times against many of Canada’s best university track athletes.


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Bump and grind


n January 16, the women Warriors travelled to Windsor to face the Lancers in a match that would prove to be successfulfor the Warriors. The Warriorsgot off to a strong start, dominating the first two sets with consistent passing, attacking and serving. The Lancers couldn’t compensate against the Warriors’ strength. Offensively, Agnes Magolon and Kristyn St. Onge were unstoppable. The Lancers challenged the Warrior service reception and were successful winning setsthree and four. In the fifth match, the Warriors challenged all offensive attempts made by the Lancers. The final set score was 15-12 for the Warriors. Next home game for the Warriors is tonight at 690 p.m. in the PAC, when they take on the Laurier Golden Hawks.

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T t had arrived. After weeks of anticipation, apprehension, hard work and training, the final regular season OUA Squash Townament had arrived. The Waterloo Warriors were poised on the threshold of qualifying for the playoffs, despite having lost half of last year’s starters. The moment of truth had arrived. Going into this past weekend, the Warriors were holding onto the fourth and final playoff .spot in the OUA, The weekend’s four match-ups, Ryerson, Toronto, McGill and Queen’s, stood in the way of the Warriors qualifying for the playoffs. In order to make it to the “big dance,” scheduled for the first weekend in February at McMaster, Waterloo had to better its performance in this tournament over its lastmeetings with the same teams, over two months ago. As usual, Ryerson posed no threat as the Warriors cruised their way to a 6-O victory, without dropping even a single game (18-O in


games). However, it was the rern&ning three teams that required a I 10 per cent effort in order for Waterloo to be victorious. With a firm hold on second in the OUA, Toronto was the next opponent. Unfortunately, Waterloo could only obtain two wins.

Sunday morning was to be a rematch with the from Montreal. The last time these two teams met, McGill walked away with a 4-2 victory over Waterloo; however, this time the Warriors were bent on revenge and came away with a 4-2 win over McGill. The final opponent of the weekend was Queen%. In order to qualify for the playoffs, Waterloo had to win at least one out of six against Queen’s. The Warriors did better than that and tied Queen’s with a 3-3 decision which guaranteed Waterloo fourth place in the OUA and the final playoff spot. All six players representing Waterloo this past weekend, (Sheldon Zimmerman, Dave McIntyre, Mel McMohan, Gory Martella, Adam Spencer and Saad Malik) had exceptional performances this weekend to help Waterloo into the playoffs. The Warriors are now in training for the Individual Championships in two weekstime. The four players representing Waterloo in the Individuals will be Sheldon Zimmerman asthe favourite to win it all, Dave McIntyre, Mel

Women rule, men drool


anuary 12 saw the basketball teams facing the Western Mustangs and both the men’s and women’s teams lost. The women started off excellently; however, they were unable to grab onto the Mustang lead, losing 57-5 1. The men found themselves behind Western for most of the game. The game ended with the Mustangs on top, 73-43. The Warriors played host to the Windsor Lancers twice this past Saturday. The male Warriors, led by Dan Schipper with 16 points, were unable to defeat the Lancers, falling 68-57. The female Warriors fared better, asthey defeated the Lancers by a score of 72-6 1. Leslie Mitchell led the Warriors with 26 points. Next action for the Warriors is on Saturday starting at noon in the PAC.

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tournament Hamilton. The Waterloo Warriors will battle it out with three other teams and expect to return with a medal.

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Adam Spencer Warrior Squash A Health Studies student from Guefph, Adam won aI1 of his matches this past weekend at the Crossover Two in Waterloo to lead the squash team and to secure a playoff spot for the Warriors. Adam was victorious in tough matches against Toronto, Queen’s, McGill and Ryerson. In his game against Queen’s, Adam made an amazing comeback from 2-O dtiwn to win in a must game for playoff positioning. Adam and the Warriors will now gear up for the OUA Team Championships on Saturday, February 5 at McMaster.

fourth year Kinesiology student from Waterloo, Val finished in first place in the 1OOm breast, second in the 5Om breast and the 8OOm free this past weekend at the Waterloo/Cuelph Invitational. On top of her individual accomplishments, Val was also an instrumental part of the Warriors relay teams.After a solid training camp over the Christmas break, her weekend performances against the strong Guelph and Queen’s competitors showed that Val wilt be ready to lead the Warriors into the OUA C ham-




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o you smell what the Rock is cookin’? All right, before you start laying the %mackdown” on my pitiful white ass,it is not about the World Wrestling Federation, but a sport just as violent. That sport, ladies and gentlemen, is known asbox lacrosse. And the team that is making this sport popular in Ontario is theToronto Rock. Playing out of Maple Leaf Gardens, the defending champions of the National Lacrosse Leaguem (NLL) are even stronger than ever. First of all, you are probably asking, ‘750x


lacrosse? Is that not that sport that’s popular in small hick towns like Ohswegen, Whitby and Orangeville?” Well, these teams do well in the sport and they pack in the arenas every summer, but the people of the Ontario Lacrosse Association want the sport to be popular throughout Ontario. To that end, in 1998, the Ontario Raiders were born. Playing out of Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, the Raiders struggled though the season both on the floor and in the stands. The next year, with the Maple Leafs moving to the Air Canada Centre, the Ontario Raiders were renamed the Toronto Rock and started to aggressively seek out new fans and talent. It obviously paid off, since Toronto not only won the hearts of the fans in a “difficult to please” sports town, but also gave “the people’s elbow” to the unsuspecting Rochester Knighthawks to win the NLL title. This year, the Rock looked just as good as ever. With a combination of wily veterans and new talent, the Rock should be hard to beat. Leading the charge for the Rock is goaltender

Watson, who played for Cuelph. His experience led the Rock last year to their first title ever. Fortunately, Watson will be more than adequate backup with Burlington’s Pat Campbell and Anthony Cosmo, a rookie from the MississaugaTomahawks. As for attacking, the names speak for themselves, Players like Brampton’s Jim Veltman, Six Nations’ Kim Squire, New Westminster’s Russ Heard and Vancouver’s Dan Stroup give opposition goaltenders nervous breakdowns, Finally, Colin Doyle (of Kitchener-Waterloo Brave fame and infamy) completes a lineup that is to be loved by Toronto fans and feared by a11others. The head coach, Les Bartley, has done an excellent job with these men and should return to the

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NLL final. Of course, the Yanks aren’t going to make things easy for the Rock. The Rochester Knighthawks, the Philadelphia Wings and the Pittsburgh Cross-fire {formerly Baltimore) are expected to make life difficult for the Rock. The Albany Attack (who won their first game last Friday} and the Syracuse Smash will be competingfor a playoff spot. Only the Buffalo Bandits and the New York Saints seem to be going nowhere. Nevertheless, the Rock’s sophomore year in existence should be quite tough. On January 8, the Rock won their first game of the season against the Buffalo Bandits 17-14. The first home game for the Rock will be tonight against the New York Saints in the evening at 7:30 p.m. So, enjoy what box lacrosse has in store for you, know your role and shut your damn mouth!


long with the squashtournament happen‘ngthisweekend, Black Knight will shower the CR squashhouse league with prizesgalore, including a free racquet for one lucky participant, The league starts with six round robin


Cross Canada


UW students are on their way to fitness, fun and fabulous prizes. The Cross Canada Challenge, a free program designed to promote physical activity among UW students, began on January 17andisconstantlygrowing. AnewSnakesand Ladders theme has added a slippery twist this term. Simply record your physical activity on the board across from the PAC Equipment Desk and, each week,a roll of a big fuzzy die will determine the number of hours that get added to your total. Watch your progress on the board in the PAC Red North display case as you climb up the ladders or slide down the snakes on your way to the top of the game board. Each participant who completes the board is entered

2 I, 2000

into a draw for a free set of in-line skates and pads! As well, incentive prizes (including apiece of clean laundry) can be picked up along the way. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet registered, there’s still time to enter yourself and your friends. To join the Cross Canada Challenge for free, simply drop by the Athletics office at PAC 2039.

matches and culminates with a final tournament. To register, come to the Athletics office

at PAC 2039 before January 26 at 4:30 p.m. The cost is only $20.70 and you get $10 back if no games are defaulted!

Friday, January




Recreation clubs are a great way to try activity in a comfortable, fun environment. There is everything from Archery to Ultimate, the choices are abundant. Most are

Campus a new

under way for the Winter term but you can still join the activity of your choice at any time. To get involved with a certain club, just e-mail or call the contact person who is listed in the blue CR guidebook or attend one of their regularly scheduled sessions.



- January


For all competitive and co-ret leagues, remember to have all your players fully registered on the Campus Recreation web site by January 28 at midnight. In order to bk eligible for league play after this date, each player’s name, student ID number and phone number or e-mail must be registered. No exceptions!

Leaders of the week




As a member of the UW Lifeguard Club, Chris has been honing his advanced First Aid skills. He put these to use last week assisting

a fellow

‘villager’ who had been injured. Chris’ fast thinking and action prevented further injury and promoted life-principles that his training has instilled in him. Keep up your excellent work with Campus Ret, Chris!


Heather is staying busy asthe convener of the competitivevolleyball andindoor soccer leagues this term. As manager of the Waterloo Warriors women’s volleyball team, she is coordinating the efforts of Campus Recreation and varsity to run the Heart and Stroke Volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 11. Heather is valuable to the UW Athletics community!

Will the realJasonTibbits

pleasecomeforward? This isJasonTibbits. Lastweek we ran anarticle telling everyone how Jason Tibbits was signed with the Hamilton Tiger Cats, but we ran Mike Bradley’s photo along with it. As much aswe love Bradley in this office, we also love Tibbits. We’re sorry if there was any confusion and we apologize to both Bradley and Tibbits.

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he Waterloo Warrior i= hockey squad managed to break their two game losing streak by defeating the Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks 5-3 at Clarica Arena on January 19. The Warriors were quite shaky throughout the first period and part of the second period, thanks to two goals by Laurier’s Rick White. Luckily, Phil Willard scored the first of what would be a five goal assault that would leave starting goaltender Frank Ivankovic bewildered and bemused. The fact that Laurier had given Waterloo a two minute, two man advantage with one minute to go in the second period helped Waterloo immensely. Mike Johnson, Jay Henry, Ryari Painter and Mike Devereaux would also scored for the Warriors. Martin Kearns was the only other Golden Hawk that defeated Jason Willard, As for assists, Robert Marie and Brett Turner of the Warriors were credited with two helpers. Jeff Ambrosio also carted away two assists for the Golden Hawks. Joe Kinney and Matt Pomeroy led penalties, while Laurier’s Jeff Ambrosio, Andrew Hamilton and Rick White followed close behind.






The! long lost art of tobogganing TORI DE DAVID special



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obogganing has long been one of Canada’s favourite winter activities. Spanning all ages from toddlers to grandparents, it is a winter ritual of friendship, family, and fun. Despite its popularity, tobogganing has never become the sport of which legends are made, except in the minds of the young at heart. There are always daredevils: building ramps, catching air and taking the steepest slopes-always trying to go faster, jump higher, or slide farther. Manufacturers have risen to the call, designing toboggans to challenge the wildest imaginations. Young and old alike head to the hills as snow warriors, armed with scarf and sled and dreams of glory. Predictably, engineering stu’ dents from universities across North America have set out to out-do the

manufacturers, and build a better “bog&. Students from British Columbia to Maryland are making uncustomary alterations that turn traditional tobogganing into a contest of champions. The toboggans? For starters, they aren’t made of wood anymore. Or even plastic. Students today are making toboggans out of concrete. Canada’s “Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race,” (CNCTR) was conceived in response to the concrete canoe competitions

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Although not members of the tobogganing team, these guys know the importance ofwinter activities. of our American neighbours. A regatta of custom crafted toboggans, linked by the common element of a concrete running surface, gathers each year in a Canadian city for a technical exposition and some.spirited competition. For the more adventurous among us - those daredevils of years gone by - it does recapture that little bit of excitement that tobogganing created in us as children. This February marks the 26’h annual GNCTR competitions, to be hosted this year by the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. Teams send five members hurtling down a hill on a 300-pound concrete slab, complete with brakes, a safety frame and a whole lot of creative engineering+ Past teams from the University of Waterloo have always been strong

promoters of the GNCTR, competing year after year, and hosting the 2jth annual event. With the assistante of Mark’s Work Wearhouse, Bell Canada, PCL Constructors, and other corporate spogsors, the 33. members of this year’s Stone Cold team have designed and built the University of Waterloo’s year 2000 entry. With finishing touches being added, test plans taking shape and sponsor support growing weekly, the UW Stone Cold team leaves for Regina February 2. When asked for predictions, the Stone Cold team will only say that Regina will be cold. Stone Cold. For more information on Stone Cold visit our website at: http:// www.eng.uwaterloo,ca/projects/ boggan2k/ Watch the races February 5.




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I Mother Earth gets back from Mars Edwin is still off on a trip around the sun trying to avoid saying anything


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here’s a saying in the music industry: never try to fill the shoes of a million-selling frontman. Once a band breaks up, there is just no way they will ever regain their previous fame or status. I Mother Earth appeared on the music scene in 1993 with the release of its multi-platinum album Dig and then went on to win a Juno for best hard rock album. Their second album, Scenq and Fish, went triple-platinum, making them one of

Canada’s most successfulrock groups at the time. It seemed as though everything was on track until vocalist Edwin announced his decision to leave the band, citing musical differences. Critics and industry executives alike feared that this would be the end of the band. This was also the attitude of manyIMotherE.arthfansafterEdwin made hisexit to pursue his own music. The fact that he left a band that was well on their way to global stardom to become a one-hit wonder is beside the point. The real point is that the remaining members of I Mother

Earth found

at all. “I think that this is definitely the last set up, no matter what happens,” headdswith bothan optimisticand ominous tone. The group connected with Byrne in the summer of 1997, finally sigriing him as a member of the band in the fall of that same year. The group toured briefly, performing at SummerSault and then headed into guitarist Tanna’s rehearsal space to record their latest release,Blue Green Orange. This time out, the band collaborated more than they had in the past, allowing Brian Byrne to get involved in the writing process. “I didn’t want to just be there hanging out, I wanted to be part of it,” he explains, adding u We’re good friends, so, any idea that I might put out there is still valid.” BlueGremOrangedoesnotmark a dramatic change in the IME sound, but there are noticeable differences. The most obvious change is the introduction of acoustic guitar on several tracks, like “When DidYou Get Back From Mars?”

for “When

Did You Get Back From

Byrne recalls the exact moment he knew that the fans had taken him in. “That sort of happened all of a


sudden,” he exclaimed, obviously excited. “I remember the day that it happened, I kid you not. We were in Edmonton, it was a huge show, there were lots of people there. We broke into ‘Summertime in the Void’ and everybody was singing.” “I stood there, my jaw opened and I kind of dropped the mic a little bit. I looked over at Jag and I looked over at Bruce and I was like ‘what the fuck?’ and ‘hey, that’s really cool.“’ For a musician, there probably isn’t any feeling in the world better than thousands of people singing along with you to your music. “In a weird kind of way, it was a real confidence booster. It was nice.” Many critics and fans knew that the change in vocalistscould be easily managed by the band, since both the music-and lyrics are written by the Tanna brothers, Jagori and Chris. It could have been the casethat Byrne would just fill the position like

Wecanget Skhannelswiththat


ist, ‘Brian

and in the studio and life after Edwin. In guitarist JagoriTanna’s apartment and rehearsal space,guitar technicians are loading gear, the director of the& new video is holding a metting, and drummer Christian Tanna enters the room to bassist Brian Gordon’s elated screaming. Laughingat the cacophony, Byrne explains that staying together as a band was the most important thing for I Mother Earth. “It was really important, they didn’t want to go through that again. You could tell that they just wanted to be a band again and be together

singer. , “He just felt comfortable in that he could play a few chords and nice progressions and not sort of crowd it with everything else.” Without having to come out and say it, Byrne made it clear that this wouldn’t have been possible with ,Edwin in the band. Byrne adds that “Wag felt] comfortable in just playing a few chords and letting [me] sing. [He] wasn’t comfortable with that before.” Does that imply that Edwin made that sort of intimacy in the music impossible? “That’s open for interpretation, but we’re not going to get into that,”

and be wxking

says Byrne,

on stuff



could be excited about.” To say that things with Edwin were tense might be the biggest understatement of the century. The split was hard on the group, to be sure. Not surprisingly, Byrne all but refuses to discuss the issue, obviously body


the least, but Byrne had some opportunities to talk about their origins and meanings on a few occasions. “Mostly over three or four bottles of red wine. Sometimes it’s not necessary, but sometimes it’s offered to me and I like to hear it. He’s three albums in, and I was just trying to get it together on this album.” With a solid record behind them the quartet is prepared to go out on another tour, and will be arriving at






not to

misspeak himself. . Ultimately it doesn’t matter what the critics say; it’s the fans that decide if the band is successful. I Mother Earth has had a top 40 hit with their firstS~~e”SU~e~e~theVOi~”

and is preparing


release the video

22 at Federation Hall. Fanscan expect a heavy dose of the new album, but also some of the

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old hits from Dig and Scenery and Fish. “We actually spend more time rehearsing the old stuff,” laughs Byrne. “I like the old stuff.” Tickets are still on sale in the Feds office for I Mother Earth with See Spot Run on January 22, at Federation Hall.

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n English-speaking Quebecbased group with members . ram Manitoba and Newfoundland seemslike they should be the next Canadian feel-good pop sensation. The group is a perfect made-in-Canada, rags-to riches tale. However, it seems market forces are more on the brains of the band as they seek an American deal and

greater notoriety. See Spot Run’s story seemsidyllic: you takealittle-known band raised on the bars and student Darties of Quebec,


put them


on tou;





Nicholson, ink them a deal with a small record distributor called, quaintly, ‘Loggerhead,: and you get an image-ready, next-step-box-set, highly produced sensation. Their latest musical offering, Weightless, complete with the title track single has placed the band on the top of the charts as the first ever independent band to break the Canaclian top ten. Competing against American giants like Brian M&night and the Backstreet Boys, lead singer Chris Brodbeck comments char “we’re really the only band; we’re certainly the only Canadian band” hitting the charts. The band’s fresh image has been the construct of Loggerhead -Records, a small Canadian company whose other big-name contract lies

in controversy-laden Ashley MacIsaac, The band was signed “with a half-finished record” in early ‘97 while opening for Wayne Nicholson. Their first disc, Ten StotiesHigh was a poppy disc produced by Gary Moffatt, of April Wine and Sass Jordon fame, and featured the single uAu Naturel.” The band “tried to sell [the disc] out of the trunk of [their] car on consignment” but luckily found Loggerhead, who has Universal’s backing, co Qisrribure rhe album. The group put out their original cassette “in ‘93” and “toured across Canada with it three times” earning “just enough to eat Kraft Dinner and pay for gas.” The three tours have taken continued to page 23


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toll on the band.

admits “we’re

on the Jumbotron which Broadbeck



getting tired of the

same row; we want to go to the States

and Europe.” The band seemsto have moved far beyond its humble roots in their quest for new landscapes. The band has set its sights on American famedom which the band identifies as “it’s main concern right now.” See Spot is quick to identify their own motives: “we want our own bus, we don’t want to take the bus.” The new album is a mild depar-

called “a dream come true.” The band has used the success of “Weightless” to push into areas they have previously not explored. Clearly concentrating on financial success the band says the release of a dance-remix of their hit song made clear economic sense. The “biggest radio market in Canada is the dance market, and we thought it was a good song and we didn’t want to exclude that market” says Brodbeck. Brodbeck Ad the band was well aware that dance ‘7s the market you here in gas stations, mails and offices”


their run at the charts and ensure an American deal is around the corner. Making appearances on Humble and Fred, TSN, CBC andY+I+V, the band appears to be Loggerhead’s pet project in the hopes of taking them

.big. t

Unlike other Canadian bands, like the Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo and Great Big Sea, content with Canadian success, it seems See Spot will not rest until they can cleanly reach American market domination. With this in mind, Brodbeck admits the hardest task “is putting an image to the song.”

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Look, it’s Bono! It’s such a shame hedidn’t get.thesequined shirt. ture for the formerly light-pop group. Although more punk than hard-rock, “Weightless” identifies new influences and a slightly meatier edge. “I’m influenced by new music” says Broadbeck who feels “the more music you listen to the better your own music.” See Spot premiered the disc, which is now continuously spinning on MuchMusic’s playlist, at the Air Canada Centre. “It was our party” saysBroadbeckwhoinvitedSOOpeople, including a lot of “heavy industry types” to the flashy debut which included a live Webcast and a show

and wanted to ensure they could exploit it for greater air-time. See Spot, with a few native Quebecers, has also tried their luck in the Frenchlanguage niche. Releasing “decoller” allowed the band to reach #5 on the Quebec charts. “The song is bigger than us” says Brodbeck, clearly pleased with the progress of the release. Hinting at some French-language controversy, Brodbeck retorts: “we’re from Montreal, we should be abte to do

it.” media

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These Canadian rockers have produced radio-friendly pop sounds which have clearly pleased the ears of several genres of musical listeners. The band faceschallenges as they seek out their aggressive goals but their success story is nothing too harsh to fall back on. See Spot Run, which has never before toured Waterloo, will open for I Mother Earth at Federation Hall on Saturday, January 22. For those of you looking to see an up and coming Canadian band, tickets are still available from the Fed office and at the door.

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n a cold winter day, many people want to curl up by the fire with a good book, some hot chocolate and a comfy blanket. These same people search for books with storylines that tend to give warm, fuzzy feelings. Winter Count by Barry Lopez is not the type of book that is going to give you a heart-warming feeling. While the short stories contained within the book may not warm the soul, they will certainly warm the mind, causing the reader to interpret and think about everything that is written. While some people may become frustrated with these stories, passing them off as nothing more then junk literature, upon a second, third and even fourth reviews of the stories contained within the collection, the stories become something more, they become alive and they begin to inhabit the reader’s mind. Once in the reader’s mind, it will take a while until the reader is finally able to stop asking questions. The key to+thesestories are the questions that the reader is forced to ask. It is next to impossible to read these stories without asking who, what, where, when, why and how. The questions can lead the reader to reflect the stories onto personal experiences. The stories make the reader question the people surrounding them in regular, everyday life. The first piece in the collection is “Resforation.” It is a compelling story that deals with two men who meet on a tour of an older house while one of the men is restoring old books. The ending leaves the reader asking more about the characters. Each story that follows after “Restoration” continues to demand questions from the reader. Whether it is wondering where the buffalo go and how a man’s legs get broken in “Buffalo,” or looking at a story such as “The Orrery” which causes the reader to concern themselves with the force of nature and the power of wind. Description also plays a huge role in Lopez’s literary collections, He is able to describe beautiful scenes effortlessly. With just a few words Lopez carries the reader into an entirely different world. With this change of scenery, the stories become more real and it only adds to the entire


for people with busy lives because the reader is able to easily finish one story within half of an hour. While it may not take long on the initial reading, the reader is constantly swamped with questions which may cause certain readers to reread the text. Reading the stories more then once can only add to the whole experience of the text, enhancing the reader’s experience with the written words. Stand out stories include “The Lover of Words” which is an unusual story that is bound to win over the reader. The other stories range from intoxicating tales of a mystical man who is able to make stones rise from the desert floor to a disappearing river. The stories themselves do not end when the reader puts down the book, rather they continue in the mind, waiting for attention. It can best be compared to a winter night in a northern Canadian rural communitya place where even when the sun goes down, streetlights continue to create a soft hue of light and when combined with the whiteness of the snow, a glow surrounds the houses nestled quietly in the semi-dark time just before dawn. e The author, Barry Lopez was borninNewYorkin 1945. Hisother works include Arctic Dreams, Of WolvesandMm, Aht this Life, Crow and Weasel and River Notes. He has won several awards for his work which also includes essays, articles and short stories that appear regularly in “Harper’s North American Review. n Certainly a collection that is a welcome addition to most libraries, Lopez’s Winter Count is a book that combines reality and wonder as well as the pureness of people and the spirituality of nature. Winter Count, which was published in October 1999, is avaliable at most bookstores for $15.95.





of the collec-

tion. There is a total of nine stories within the short collection and the entire collection itself is only 112 pages. The short story format is ideal





Imprint, Friday, January 2 I, 2000

2Pac,and a bucket of KFC


does justice to Shakur. The large, diverse fan base 2Pac has incurred is deserving. His emotion and passion can be heard through his words and his raging talent is evident. His early death was an obvious loss to hip-hop ImlSlC.

2Pac + Outlaw Still I Rise J-=-e ALI~ON special

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Tupac Shakur’s latest release, StiliIRise, continues the legacy of the late hip hop legend. Still I Rise is a cooperative effort between 2Pac and Outlaw, a rap crew Shakur was with from the beginning. The collaborative effort works well. Outlaw mesh well with 2Pac, continuing his musical style and feeling. 2Pac and Outlaw can be described as ghetto storytellers or urban poets. The lyrical style they deliver brings to light the defeating situation they live in and the saddening events they witness day to day. The opening track, “Letter to the President,” which is political in nature, calls out to Bill Clinton as it depicts the environment they reside in and their concern for continuing conditions. Defiantly 2Pac states, “I was born not to make it, but I did. The tribulations of a ghetto kid. Still I rise.” The title track “Still I Rise” speaks of confidence and determination to overcome any and all obstacles that may arise, a theme which continues throughout the album. Songs such as “Hell 4 a Hustler” shows the struggle between good and evil, thug life and society-expected behaviotir, Made evident by their music, death has become a major part of their lives. Singles including “Teardrops and Closed Caskets,” and “U Can be Touched” remember fallen friends and remind listeners that no one is immune to death. The album has a laid-back West Coast flavour. Many of its beats utilize bass,guitar and piano with strong baselines and well-used samples. 2Pac fans may be &heartened that Still I Rise is not a solo joint, but Outlaw

XTC Homespun WTRecordi JOBH VAN special to



XTC have been around, in one form or another, for quite a few years, They have had a number of hits, including “Making Plans for Nigel” and “Dear God.” Artists like Primus, Sarah McLachlan and The Crash T&t Dummies have all covered XTC songs, which says something about the wide range of influence the band has. A nasty break-up a few years back left just two members, Andy Partridge and Colin Moulding, to continue to produce very intelligent, very British pop. Last winter, after a long hiatus, XTC released Apple Venus Vol. 1 to much critical acclaim, This is not a review of that album, as it has been reviewed already by every major music publication around. Instead, this is a review of Homespun, which is a collection of home demos of all the songs on Apple Venus Vol. 1. Some of the demos are presented in their most embryonic state. There are two versions of “I’d Like That,” the first being about 20 seconds long and consisting of “la la las” instead of words. The second version isvery close to the final version, with the exception of a few awkward

harmonies. The first demo for “Harvest Festival” is just a rickety guitar version df the lush final version. As an extra bonus, you can hear the music that

was originally

on the tape used for the demo bleeding through, so it sounds like Andy Partridge jamming along with Handel. Extensive liner notes are includedwith the CD. Each song gets its own little essay, explaining the motivations and process of creating each piece. These notes are surprisingly candid, with Andy Partridge sharing the details of his particularly ugly divorce and Colin Moulding talking about his tool shed andstrawberry garden (hmm, I just noticed what a weird contrast that is). What this album shows more than anything else is the clear vision shared by these two. Even in the roughest demos on the CD, it is obvious that these guys know exactly what they are doing. There are few fumbles or major screw-ups here, though of course who knows what got edited out.Homespun will probably have a limited audience. This is an album for collectors as well as the very curious. As interesting as all the demos are, the actual Apple Venus album is better. However, if you are a serious XTC fan, you may want to checkHomesputr out.

Buckethead Monsters and Robots cyaw MARK special

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OK, I’ll fess up to it: I picked this CD up purely on title alone. I mean, c’mon, could I pass up a CD with a guy in a jogging jumpsuit, a white mask and a KFC bucket on his head on the cover? I don’t think you could either. Yet, the worst things about CDs that you get purely for the cheese factor is that they’re usually disappointing. This is something that you have to live with and I’ve gotten used to that fact. Therefore, I go into the review with a really low expectation.

IWC or no, how good could it be? Answer: really, really good. The first track, “Jump Man,” is a mesh of electronica and Korn-like guitar crunching. It proves to the listener that Buckcthead definitely knows how to play and has no problems showing you right off the bat. Since Les Claypool contributes to the CD heavily, you get classic Primus bass riffs with the comic/disturbing “The Ballad of Buckethead” and “Stick Pit,” and you really have no idea who thought up “Who Me?” or “The Shape vs. Buckethead,” (nor do you really want to question it). “Jowls” and “Sow Thistle” also work to leave the listener reeling from the complete lack of theme to the album, Buckethead letting chaos reign. Other tracks use samples, spoken word, hip-hop flavourings, comic interludes and heavy metal egotistical rock riffs, making the CD something completely disturbing. But you have to give credit where credit is due: I loved this CD. Demented and non-sensical as it may be, Monsters a&Robots does what no other CD I have ever listened to could: completely messed me up.


Friday, January 2 I, 2000



Hurricane makes waves RACHEL









others. However, Jewison doesn’t really try to do anything new or different with the biography genre which is what stops The Hur-&ne from being a great film.

Anna and the King


t’s getting close to Oscar time again, sothat means we will be getting lots of literary adaptations and bio-

graphical movies, always big winners at the Academy Awards. One of the films that is sure to get at least one

nomination is Canadian director Norman Jewison’s bio-pit of Rubin ccHurticane” Carter, the boxer who was charged with three life sentences for a crime he did not commit. Carter’s case

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his is not the first time that the story of Anna Leonowens and King Mongkut has been filmed, or even the second time; however, the new version starring Jodie Foster as Anna and Chow Yun Fat as King Mongkut (finally an Asian actor playing the role!) aims to be closer to the real story than all the other versions.

was a favourite crusade of many celebrities in the 60s from Bob Dylan to Ellen Burstyn, who believed Carter’s conviction wasbasedon racism and not actual evidence.It took aboyfromthemean streets of NewYork and a group of Canadians to finally get the Hurricane out of jail. Tk Hurricane is pretty much your average bio-pit. It’s stirring and inspirational with excellent performances. Denzel Washington delivers yet another outstanding portrayal of a historical figure. Young actor Vicellous Reon Shannon is equally talented as Lesra, the boy who makes it his personal mission to free Carter. John Hannah, Liev Schrieber, and Deborah Unger are good as the free thinking Canadians who teach Lesra to read and encourage him in his quest. There is one actor whose inability sticks out like a sore thumb; Dan Hedaya is awful as Detective Vincent Della Pesca, the racist cop whose mission in life is to torment Carter. Hedaya spends the whole movie squinting and scowling at the camera. One of the problems with The Huticune is that there is too much information to convey, even with its two hour plus running time. Jewison is in such a hurry to give us all the background information we need about the Carter case and his life, that details, such ascharacter development and motivation, are missed. We never know why Della Pesca is so fervent in hounding Carter; he’s a terrible racist, sure, but why Carter? Della Pesca’s obsession reaches Javert-like levels. The Canadians are also rather cardboard characters; we never find out why it is that they choose to go to all the trouble that they do to help Lesra. The hurricane is a good movie; it has strong performances and is moving in some parts and rousing in

The story, in case you haven’t seen one of the many film adaptions, is about a young Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens, who is brought to Siam (now Thailand) to tutor the King’s children in an attempt by the King to “modernize” Siam. Great cake was obviously taken to create historically accurate sets and costumes, but beneath the lavish sets and the lush cinematography is a simple story of two lonely souls who find comfort in each other. Jodie Foster gives a fine performance as Anna, injecting humanity into the character. Her Anna begins the movie arrogant and infiexible but ends up a little humbled by the experience. She remains a hero none the less. Chow Yun Fat likewise makes King Mongkut proud and regal without relying on cheesy racial stereotypes. The chemistry between these <two actors is not the explosive kind of “I want to tear your clothes off chemistry, but a more subtle spiritual longing for each other. Anna and the King is a costume drama but it is also a film with a good story to tell and compelling performances by the two leads. Ja&




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rincess Mononoke is a wonderful story set in the mythical past. It is a fable which explores the relationship between humans and nature, and warns of the evil in abusing


the land. Forced to search for the cure to a curse that is slowly killing him, Ashitaka (Billy Crudup) must leave his peaceful town and journey to a land overwhelmed by strife. Ashitaka soon learns that his fate is somehow tied to a progressive town ruled by Lady Eboshi (Minnie Driver). Suffering constant attacks from neighbours, Eboshi’s Iron Town is driven to progress in order to survive. Mining ore from the land is the only way Iron Town can stay ahead of its enemies. Unfortunately, progress comes with a dire price. The land Eboshi is expanding into is protected by a multitude of animal gods. The overseer of the mystical animal gods is a mysterious entity called the Forest God. In order to take the land, Eboshi must defeat the Forest God. Add to the plot a girl named Princess Mononoke (Claire Danes), who was raised by, and lives with, the wolf-god Moro (Gillian Anderson), and the stage is set for an epic battle between humans and nature. Rather than simply damning the destruction of the wilderness, the story forces us to look beyond our own needs. Iron Town must expand to survive, but is fighting against the wilderness the best way to do it? Mononoke utterly hates the encroaching human, but is constantly attacking them only making things :;;:z _... >:: .:.t,+ ,:.;

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aren’t given an ending where all our questions are answered, In our mind lingers the question: what happens next? After all, if everything had turned out alright in the end, then we wouldn’t feel guilty for our own part in the destruction of the wilderness.The story had to end like this in order for the message to be effective. Despite the mixed emotions the film leaves you with, it’s a good movie with an important message. Definitely something to check out.

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ampus radio (like CKMS 100.3 FM) is a great place for people with an insatiable appetite for new types of music. For every show a large number of bands have to be selected and unless the show is going to get reaIly boring and predictable, a bunch of new bands have to be fourid for the next show. After a while, it can be difficult to keep things fresh. For many years now, I’ve been continually trying to find new sounds to keep radio and life interesting and this has often resulted in strange and annoying obsessions that I have inflicted on CKMS listeners. The latest thing I’ve been learning about is Japan&e Psychedelia. I don’t actually know how I became interested in this topic and I couldn’t actually retrace my steps if I tried. My guess, however, is that somehow the music of the bands Boredoms and Ruins started this obsession with Japan. These are probably the bands coming out of the Japanese underground with the highest profiles. Ruins is an incredibly tight drum and bass duo that plays fast and nasty improvised bursts of sound and can be quite ferocious. The Boredoms managed to make themselves known simply by being extremely prolific, absurd and noisy, and by having the outrageous front-man, EyeYamantanka. The first time I heard the Boredoms, I put my head down on the console at CKMS and laughed throughout the entire U-minute track . . , I was in love.

They play a wide variety of music, often in the same song, combined with much chaotic editing and silliness. Anyway, these folkscaught my attention. Somehow, I discovered that there is a whole scene going on in Japan that is almost invisible to the world of mainstream music. I’ve always been a fti of the Stooges and of the stop/start manic playing of NoMeansNo and the Minutemen, and in Japan I found both in a fellow named Asahito Nanjo. While fronting the band High Rise, he churns out extreme Stooge-like guitar music and with Mainliner he does the same thing, except all of the music is distorted to a sometimes ridiculous degree. Joining with the members of Ruins, Nanjo fronts Musica Transonic and adds a jazzy improvisedelement to all of this (and I’m in heaven). Nanjo has documented a *huge amount of his playing on his own label La Musica ( index,html). The other person that must be mentioned is Keiji Heino. ( haino). This guy is the ultimate example of the mysterious Japanese rock god. Heino has been around for many years and recorded many many albums. His most famous are with a band called Fushitsusha, a “power outfit” whose live release on PSF records has been referred to as the greatest album of the 9Os, Almost nobody bought this album, but it has become legendary and has been re-released. However, I have to work up the courageto spend the rather large sum of money

that’s being asked for the thing. What I have heard of Heino is massive guitar noise punctuated by strange, primitive vocals. He has played with virtually everyone, including Derek Bailey, Loren Mazzacane, Peter Brotzmann, Alan Licht, John Zorn and Faust. Aside from the wall-ofnoise outfits coming out of Japan there is also a distinctly folkylhippy side to the psychedelic scene. It strikes me somehow that this group of artists is even stranger than those I’ve already mentioned. Perhaps the most accessible of these is the band Ghost, who play drones, flutes, traditional Japanese instruments and drums. They can produce a rather hypnotic sound at their best, being influenced by German bands like Can and West Coast 60s hippies. There is far too much going on this scene to mention here, but the full story can be read at http:// japanmusic. html, an exhaustive site of Japanese music of all types. This music is great for those who think thait they have “heard it all,” While it has roots that are familiar to Western ears, it has grown under influences and in an environment that twisted it in unique ways that simply could not have happened here. It also has a deep and rich history, which simply in its strangeness, provides constant surprises. The depth of this scene and the seemingly endless number of releases out there means that I will be injecting this world into radio shows for some time to come, with (hopefully) entertaining results. Wendel’s selectionscanbe heard every other Friday evening between 8 and 11 on CKMS 100.3 FM.


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Coil Sue Co&r at the Volunteer Action Centre (742-8610) for more details on these opportunities. Be sure to quote the number assoiated with the opportunity. Web site kitchener/vacfiles/fac. htm IF YOU ARE KEEN ON TRACK & FIELD.. .# 101- 1765 - KW Track & Field Club IS needing a secretary and Director of Fundraising. Coaching volunteers ore always needed too, ASSIST THOSE GIVING THE GIFT OF LIFE.. .# 1209-235 1 - Canadian Blood Services needs volunteers at their permanent blood donor clinic in Waterloo and at mobile clinics in KW. All shifts are available. MEALS ON WHEELS...#042-715 needs dynamic people to join their Board of Directors. Commitment is 6-10 meetings per year. Also friendly, reliable volunteers are needed to deliver meals over the noon hour Monday to Friday. INTERESTED IN THE ARTS?...#11041 1 15 - Waterloo Community Arts Centre is needing volunteers to join their Program Committee. CHILDREN’S SAFETY VILLAGE TOUR GUIDES...#1016-1 118 - are in demand at the Waterloo Regional Police Children’s Safety Village. Good communication, patience and the ability to relate to young children is important. THE LITERACY GROUP NEEDS YOU...# 1048-l 1 12 - for genereal office assistance. Morning and evening shifts are available. Youth Challenge International invites youth oged 18-25 to aply for volunter projects this year in Costo Rica and Guyana, South America to build job skills or help with gloval development, while also having the adventure of a lifetime. For more info and application call (4 16) 504-

MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2000 KW Chapter of Crohn’s & Colitis is hosting a free education event at 7 p.m. at the Adult Rec. Centre, 185 King St., S., Waterloo. for info call 748-2195. Weekly drop-in sessions for everyone from 4-5 p.m. at the Davis Library and Tuesdays 3-4 at the Porter Library. Look for staff wearing “Ask Me” buttons in the computer area.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 25,200O Sikh Students Association invites al1 to its General Body Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in DC 1351. Refreshments will be served. Atl are welcome. Jewish Studies Lecture series - “From Elisha to Spinoza: A Brief History of Heresy in Jewish Thought” presented by Dr. Allan Nadter. Lecture is held in NH 3001 at 8 p.m. For info call 888-4567, ext. 2443.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26,200O Gays and Lesbians of Waterloo Coming Out Discussion Group. Topic: “Coming Out to Your Parents, Relatives and Friends” 7:3O p.m. Social follows at 9 p.m. ML 104. Meet old friends and make new ones.





Rainbow Community Discussion Group (sponsored by Gays and Lesbians of Waterloo and the Regional Pride Committee) for issues after coming out. Topic: Internalized Homophobia, including Within the Queer Community. 7:30 p-m. ML 119. All welcome. Details: 8844569.



3370 or email or web site Walk & Roll for Mental Health needs volunteers! There’s something for you. 1-3 hours per week, or when you cun. Event happens May 7,ZOOO. Call Lynne at 7447465, ext. 342. Volunteers needed for ACCKWA the AIDS Committee. Noniudgmental people willing to commit to 2.5 hour shifts of Street Outreach to promote HIV/AIDS knowledge and prevention. Please call 570-3687. Join BUDS - a UW student, staff and fac&y group that provides free tutoring and encouragement to high school SIudents. For more information, email or call Sue at 886-2906. Mandatory training session (free) on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m,, Bl room 266. Lunch and refres hments provided. We need Big Sisters1 If you are 18 years of age and older and feel you can make a 3 hour a week commitment for 1 year come to our next training session on Saturday, Feb. 25 or Saturday, Mar. 25; 9 a.m. -4 p.m& at Big Sisters House, 37 Allen Street, W., Waterloo. Call 743-5206 to register. Women’s Crisis Services Cambridge is recruitng volunteers for Spring Orientation. We have many volunteer opportunities avai able: gain experience in fundraising, on reception/crisis lines, in Administrative support, child and youth, and more! For more info, call Melanie Miller-Cassel before February 25 at 653-2289, ext. 229. Come and help at the first annual Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference March 8 to 7 1 at UW. Volunteers are neded on each of the days to help with logistlcs. Fre food and t-shit-t for your efforts. For more info contact Bruce at

The Canadian Blood Service WIII be in the Student Life Centre February 28,29, March 1, 2, 2000. Interested in applying for undergraduate scholarships, awardsand bursaries? Check out the Bulletin Board on ihe Student Awards Offire home page at: http:// www.adm.uwaterloo,ca/infoowards/ Do you write more than grocery lists and assignments? How about prose, poetry, fiction, anything creative? We’re looking to bring together-a group of people for the purposes of sharing writing and getting feedback. We aim to meet weeklv in the SLC. This terms meeting day has ‘not yet been set so send an email to including the times that are convenient for you, or if you have any questions at all. ’ Turnkey Coffee House in conjunction with “Single and Sandy” - February 1 1 - sign uts at the Turnkev Desk. Cheap Campus eats11 The Right Angle Cafe, the Moth Society’s Coffee and Doughnut Shop, is open Monday-Thursday until 10 p.m., Friday until 7 p+m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. -.5 p.m. Check out our wide variety of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items...3rd floor MC. Getting married? Congratulations1 The UW and WLU Chaplains’ Associations want to support your desire to make your marriage stronger. We invite you to participate in a Marriage Preparation Course on Friday, March 3 from 7 to 9: 15 p.m. and Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p-m. at Resurrection College, Westmount Rood, N. For info call 888-4567, ext. 3633 or 884-0710, ext. 2240 or 884-4404, ext. 610. Guided Self-Change of alcohol use: for individuals who maj have concerns about the amount they are drinkin and want to cut down. Call Counsetling !!crevices (ext. 26551 to find out more.




Phone June Smith for the following housing at (4 16) 491-l 370 or cell (4 16) 4533071. Three 5 bedroom premises available September 1, 2000. Twelve month lease required, group occupancy, ample parking, full use of premise, free washer and dryer, large kitchen, 2 bathrooms, extra large living room, near Erb and Menno. Two 5 bedroom duplex avallable and one 5 bedroom house, extra large rooms, both premises fully licensed and some furniture. House for - groups of 5. Clean house, gas heated, washer/gas dryer, 2 bathrooms, cheap utilities, close to grocery store, bank, Tim Hot-tan’s and Beer store. $289/month. Call 742-9562. Various houses and apartments available Sept. 2000 - 2 to 8 bedrooms, lo-25 minute walks, various locations and prices. Renting to groups. 12 month leases. 5885920 or 886-5736. One bedroom in 3 bedroom apartment available. $28O/month inclusive. JanuaryApril sublet. Summer negotiable. Call 8886693. ummer sublet available - single room In 4 bedroom apartment May-Aug., less than 5 minute walk to UW. Laundry across hall, prime location. $342/month inclusive. Coli Alicia at 884-0717. 3, 7, 0 bedroom houses for rent. All very close to the University. AI are clean and well kept and have laundry and parking. Call 722-4187 or 722-4556. May 2000 - 4 month term - Still Meadow Circle - large 5 bedroom house with Iaundry, 5 minute walk, $300/person, utilities included. Phone Matthew 588-5920 or 886-5736.

Cat - brown Tabby - near Phillip Street. Missing since November 29. If seen please call Alicia at (519) 496-3007 or (905) emoil 776-2808 or Reward offered.


frongoing7 Events ONGOING MONDAYS - UW Outers Club - hiking , camping, kayaking, skating plus many other activities. General meetings at 6:30 p.m. in MC 4061. or more info


Need custom clothing for your Residence? Faculty? Club? Organization? Intramural Team? We’ve got polar fleece vests, tearaways, Hospital pants. Call for a free catalogue l-800-400-5455. Language Swap - OKford graduate seeks native Mandarin speaker for basic language Instruction. In return will provide E ngl.ISh ed’t’n I I g, writing, speech. Call Eric 8854425.

#I Spring Break Vacations! Concun, Jamaica, Bahamas, & Florida. Best prices guaranteed! Free parties and cover charges! Space is limited. Book it now. All major credit cards accepted. 1-800-2347007. Daytono Beach - Acapulco, Mexico. Daytona deluxe beachfront hotel. Hotel only $99, bus and hotel $269, Acapulco beachfront all inclusive package from $929. Space limited! Thames Travel l800-962-8262. Xl Panama City Vacotionsl Party beachfront at The Boardwalk, Summit Condo’s and Mark II, Free drink parties! Walk to best bars. Absolute best price! All major credit cards accepted. 1-800-2347007.


Help yourself to a workshop, Winter 2000. Study Ski1Is - “Study Smarter.. . Not Harder”, Study Skills Workshops, Preparing For & Writing Exams. Career Development - Exploring Your Personality Type ; interest Assessment. Personal/Social - Assertive Communication * Eatin disorders ; Exam Stress Manage&ent ; 1rocrastination ; Reducin Releasint 8, Managin Anger ; Se%- Esteem Enhancment 87rou ; Stress Managemnt Trough Relaxation eraining. For more info and re istration, visit Counselling Services, Nee 3 les Hall, room 2080 (across from Registrar’s office). Minimal materials fee applies for mast workshops.

Angels (Ladies) Softball Club tryouts on Wed. nights March 1,8,22,29,April 5,12 and 19 at 8: 15 to 1O:OO p.m. at Stanley Park Public School. For our Jr. Age team (18-23) and intermediate team/s (open age group). Play/coach/manage or for more info call Joe or John Forte at 5794638 or The web site is htip://home.golden .net/-iforte.

Students wanted: Celtic Recruitment IS now recruiting HARDWORKING, MOTIVATED individuals to work in Irish tourism industry. Coming to UW on Feb. 10 in the SLC from 3-7 p.m. Also at WLU on Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in The Peters Building, room 1003. Summer iob opportunities - College Pro Pointers currently is looking for managers to run a business this Summer. If you are in Unversity or College, a leader and goal oriented, apply online at http:// or call College Pro Pointers l-800-465-2839. Weekend Counsellors and Relief Staff to work in homes for individuals with developmental challenges. Experience, minimum 8-month commitment. Paid positions. Send resume to Don Mader, K-W Hobllitotion Services, 106 Sydney Street, S., Kitchener, ON, N2G 3V2. Fraternities - Sororities - Clubs - Student Groups - earn $1 ,OOO-$1,500 this -semester with the easy CIS three hour fundraising event. No sales required. Fundraising dates are filling quickly, so cal! l-888-923-3238 today or visit!

EDITOR-WCmF An opportunity to gain valuable work experience to enhance your resume/portfolio. IMPRINT, the UW Student newspaper is looking for a fulltime, one year contract, salaried employee for the school year commencing March 11 2000 to March 31, 2001. As Editor-In-Chief you would be responsibte for organizing volunteerstaff, overseeing alI production/layout for all sections of the paper and be familiar with IBM compatible computers/desktop publishing. If you enjoy a challenging, fastpaced environment, please submit letter of application, resume and samples of writing to Katrina DiGravio, Staff Relations Co-ordinator, Human Resources, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, NZL 3C 1 by February 1,200O.


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