Imprint, Friday, june 16, 2000
Student Web alternative to Access shut down ready to do it. We're just waiting for IST." Jay Blackadmits toadelay with the implew e b site but states The Access information on Brown's site mentation of the new~ccess was later moved to the Web site the reason for this "is simply one of training www.coopstudent.org, a student-run "media resources and timing. We have to compete source". The studentsresponsiblefor this Web with other things that are going on, but we are site were then forced to remove the informa- very close to having something up before the tion after they received a strongly-worded e- continuous phase." Black would like to find a mail from Jay Black, the Associate Provost, role for OCO with the design of the new Web Information Systems and Technology. Thee- site as he states, "We are not going to solve the mail was copied to the Deans of Mathematics problems in isolation." But commenting on the OCO members and Engineering, as the students involved are in those two faculties,even though the posting that have volunteered their time Black says, "They don't typically have of the Access informaexperience terribly reltion had nothing to do One evant to the design of large with the academic information systems." health or integrity of those faculties. AndyBrownhasrecently joined OCO. Woodside is Somesee this as an intimidationattemptby glad to have Brown within the organization as it proIST with the threat of vides Brown with the supacademic penalty for port and clout he needs in the refusai to remove his quest for a faster and the infomation. The morereliableAccesssystem. e-mail states, "The in~t also sends a message to formation youarepreIST that OCO is prepared senting on these sites to have members within its belongs to the Univerrankswho are willing to go sity of Waterloo, and you are not authorized by anyone at UW to outside the recognized hierarchy of action. make it available on our behalf. Please remove "People are so frustrated that they are putting up their own sites," says Woodside of Brown. it immediately." Black recognizesthe mood on campus but Simon Woodside is a member of Open CECS Online (OCO)-astudent group dedi- believes that the recent student action has been cated toimprovingthecurrentAccesssystem- detrimental to the relationship between OCO andha~hadmeetin~swithISTinrecentmonths and IST. "I know that there is frustration on regarding OCO's role in the creation of the campus but this is not a very helpful way to new Access online. Woodside believes that his proceed," he says. group has made some progress in convincing Woodside believes that Brown's Web site the members of IST that OCO should have has motivated IST to speed up their design some involvement in designing Access online schedule. "I think that it helped because for one but admits thingsare "mo~ingslowl~." Mem- thing it demonstrated how easy the system is. bers of OCO have offered to volunteer their The guy wrote it in only one night," says time to ISTin hopesof s~eedingupthe process, Woodside, "I think one good thing that could but these offers have only been met with refus- come from what he did is to put the fire under als. As Woodside says, "We're here, we're theirass." continued from page 1
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eat it. don't wear it. Coleman here. You may (or ma not) rehe3er my role as the inimitable inold Drummond or han waif cum comedm on the hittvsitcom"~#ferehtrokes".I'm here to talk about the Used Book Store. It's owned by you the students. So use it! Plan on getting nd ot text-boob as soon as you're done with hem. Don't hold on to boob that will only collectd dust. Likemylunch-boxmerchandise.
could come from what he did is to put the fire under their ass."
Hundredsof ES, AHS and Independentstudiesstudentsaskthernselves,'Whatdo I donow?"
3,000 Students get their degrees Approximately 3,000 students will be passing by the Senate and the University's other governing figures to receive their degrees over the next couple of days. Havingbegun on Wednesday withstudentsfromEnvironmentalstudies,
Applied HealthStudiesandIndependent Studies - some of whom are pictured above Waterloo's 80th convocation for the conferment of degrees is underway. The ceremonies continue until Saturday afternoon.
Students with families must wait and see UW Place prepares to give many students with families the boot SUSAN BuBAK AND SCOTT CORDON. /mpnnt staff
tudentswantingtoliveat UW Place in September had until June 1 to get their applications into the University. Those students not considered apriority by the University must now wait until the middle of July for the residence lottery to find out if they will be allocatedspace in the complex. According to the new rules, establishedearlier this vear. first-vear undereraduates, graduate students,scholarship recipients, studentswith disabdities, out of province students and exchange studentswillbe given priority in the residence. But following the advice of its lawyers, Housing and Residence Administration (HRA) will no longer give priority to married students and studentswithchiidren in order to comply with Section 2, part 1 of the Human Rights Code, ,
whichstates that "every person hasa right to equal treatmentwithrespect to the occupancy of accommodation, without discrimination because of marital [andlor] family status." All applicants who do not receivepriority,~ncludingstudentswth
have special consideration because we can't getmtoany other residence oncampus." According to HRA, there are a number of reasons why first-year undergraduates are given priority. Formany ofthesestudents, on-cam-
Cr~t~csargue, however, that this is one-sided and overlooks the speclal needs of students w ~ t hfamilies. Most parents, for instance, are only abletogo toschoolifthey haveaccess tochildcare facilit~es.UWPlacehasa daycare and playground; the cam-
families, will be randomly selected for housing at UW Place. Since the majority of applicantsare single students, those with familieshave aslim chance of winning the housing lottery scheduled for mid-July. "The lottery further decreases our chances of getting housing on campus," explained Heidi Hoernig, a planning student who lives in UW Place with her young daughter. "We feelthat studentswith familiesshould
pus housing is a must, especially if they live too far away from campus to commute every day. Additionally, providing these students with on-campus housing during the critical first year of university helps them make friends and adapt to their new environment. There is also the very real possibility that they may choose another universityover UWif their other choice has residence space availableto them.
pusand Waterloo Parkare alsowthm wallungd~stance. Just as undergraduate students mav choose to no elsewhere if thev are not granted residence space, this ~racticallvunwinnable housing" lottery may encourage some families to instead attend universities like Toronto or Guelph, bothofwhich cater tothe housingneedsof studentswith families. UW Place, formerly known as
the Married Students' Apartments, consists of two apartment buddings and four low-rise courts. The apartments in both towers and one of the courts will be converted into single rooms, drast~callyreducing the number of units available for students with familiei. Ina statement that appeared in the ail) Bulletin, Bud Walker, Director of Business Operations, explained that housingofficials"met with representatives of the UWP residents with familiesn in an attempt to "work through so?le options." He continued on to sav "over the next few weeks. there w ~ lbe l on-going dialogue w ~ t h various senlor administrators, student leaders and the group of students we met with. Hoernig is encouraged by the fact that senior administrators have met with families at UW Place. "It's been heartenine to receive k b r e attention," she said. Still, studentswith families hoping to live in UW Place next year are keeping their fingers crossed.
developmekt ment of a research park could move ahead quickly if sufficient lead tenants were identified in the future." fter two years of planning . The idea to build a research and development, the Uni- parkonasquare mile of NorthCamversity of Waterloo Board pus behind the Columbia Ice Fields of Governors has put the develop- came from the Campus Master Plan mentof itsproposed~orthcamGs adopted in 1992. k e r a period of ResearchPark on hold. The decision. reauests for offers, U W reached an announced after an hour-long con- understanding w i h the Watpark fidentialsessionof the board on June Consortium, headed by Euromart 6, brmgs to a halt the development International Bancorp Ltd. and Coplans-of the Watpark Consortium operators Development Corporawho signed a Letter of Intent with tion Limited in 1998. It seems that the University in 1998. neither the University nor the conThe emergence of an "anchor sortium, however, have been able to tenantn or "anchor tenants" for the bring thisvision to fruition asof yet, park- a large, establishedtenant or despite media speculation that a group of tenants that would attract number of UW spinoffs or dot-coms other smaller companies to the park may have been interested. -has yet to occur. This lack of sucJohn Whimey, acommercialreal cess, despite national and interna- estate agent helping to market the tional marketing efforts, seems cen- park, calledthe University'sdecision tral to the decision to stall plans for to freeze progress on the park a the park, according to a June 7 re- "huge disappointment" in an interlease from the UW News Bureau. view with The Recod. "It was with Plans for the park have not, great disappointment that the board however, been entirely quashed. decided to stall its plans," responds . "The university will now take some UW Governor Ann Simpson. "We time to re-evaluate the options for stiHhave great 'faiththe Master Plan's the development," according to the vision for a Research Park will pronews release, adding that 'developceed in some way in the future." ROBIN STEWART /m@t staff
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Where the Sun don't shine T
he Canadian newspaper industry is at its papers across the country, announced it felt most competitive time as the country's that Torstar's free-for-all strategy was "a seritwoprintgiants-Hollinger Inc, andThomson ous threat to the current health and long term Corp. - prepare to jettison a truckload of survival of student newspapers." Not only does their daihesinto the watersof Canadian media. the CUP believe that Torstar is a threat to the As more daily newspapers become avail- campusnewspapers,itspresident,Tariq Hassanable print corporations,suchas Quebecor (Sun Gordon, thmks that newspaper moguls, ltke Cotp, chain papers, Canoe.ca) andTorstar (the Torstar, could "destroy the.student press." The reality that is free newspapers for Torontostar, the Record) might begin to make their respective moves on the abandoned op- students do nothmg to'hurt the student press. portunities. The newspaper market has be- In fact, the effect 1s quite the opposite. The simple pro is that students have easier come increasingly more competitwe over the past five years, thanks mostly tathe arrhal of access to newspapers, and in turn, to Information. Studentsbasically have a free subscription Southam's NationalPost. The result?Afull-blown readership-seek- to the top newspapers in the country. At UW, ing bonanza by the three largest papers In students can read news from three different Ontario-thePost, the GlobeandMailandthe cultures of information represented nationally Star -trying to boost their circulation num- by the Post, regionally by the Record and locally bers, which, in turn, will raise their attractive- by campusnews services likelmprint. ness to potenual advertisers. And, if you think that these three newspaThis latest circulatory craze has recently persare in direct competition, thinkagain. Put targeteduniversityandcollegecampusesacross simply, you aren't going to find the same story Ontario. AtUW,copiesof theNationalPost are in Imprint and the Post, or even the Record. readily available in-manybuiIdings and often Stude&sturn to d~fferentsources for the news litter the floors of the SLC. And, withTorstar about which they choose to read. recently announcing its copycat, free-for-all A second pro for campus newspaper comapproach,campusnewspapereditors arecon- - petition is that it .. - cerned about a potential newspaper war of kill wise the bar their own. of news delivery Campus newspapers simply do not rank campus newspaon the samescale asthe maior dailiesacrossthe pers need t o country. In fact, the two news sources are achieve. One of placed in two different cultures that represent the reasons stuthe audience which they are addressing. For dent-run publithis reason, free drop-offs of maior daily news- cations are franpapers on~campusesshouldnot pose any threat tic over competito campus newspapers in Ontario. tion is because 1n-~ebrua&,WLU signed a deal with they aren't used Torstar which will allow Torstar to freely dis- to seeing a new tribute copies of its Toronto Star on campus. "kid o n the The staff at WLU's weekly campusnewspaper, block." The efthe Cord, were up in armsafter they found out fect mimics the competition was looming in the subsequent Globe's s h o c k when Conrad months. Last September, the Canadian University Black launched Press, which represents over 60 student news- the Post. If fear
Fixing Highway 'Iproperly S
upporters of the plan to modify Highway 7 between Kitchener-Waterlooand Guelph argue that the road cannot handle the number of cars that currently make the 30 kilometre trip between the two cities. They would like to see a new highway built that would cut down on driving time and accommodate more drivers. Opponents claim that re-routing the highway willendangerenvironmentally sensitive lands in the area. They propose widening the existing highway in order to accommodate the increased traffic flow. While it's true that buildinga brandnew highway would be more destructive than beneficial, in their own way, . . both sides are missing the point. The problem is not the road so much as the excessivenumber of cars that use it. Rather than build a bigger road why don't we look at ways of reducing the number of cars? The problem is that people insouthern Ontario simply don't think about alternatives to driving. The solutionto heavy traffic is always to increase the size of the road or even build a new one rather than decrease the number of cars using the road. Public transportation is soniethingthat barely registers on people'sradar in this part
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of competition is truly a concern of campus publications, it should be a driving force behind making the newspaper an even better journal of campus life. Eventually, campus newspapers will have to turn to new portals to deliver informatlon. This means boosting efforts into creating online news services, such as Web sltes, w t c h will make t h e ~ products r even more accessible to readers. One such effort, uwstudent.org, has looked to the Web to bring "real-time" news toUW students. Even though the slte 1smore of a message board than a news service, the developers are seek~ngnew ways to glve students easy access to campus informat~on. In the future, Imprint and campus Web start-ups,likeuwstudent.org,wll bethe media services m competition. The competltlon won't be between large national marketsand small campusmarkets. Fear not, campus ed~tors.It's just another case of David and Goliath. Big~er -- isn't always better,
of the province; it'ssomethingyou're forced to use when you can't afford car payments. You can hardly blame peoplefor not gettingbehind any public transportinitiatives. Our country is almost bereft of any efficient and well-run public transportation systems that people can look to for guidance. For the most part, our elected officials have no interest in public transportation. So contemptuous were federal politicians of rail travel In Canada that ,in spite of ~ tbenefits, s they spent the better part of the last 15 years tearing up the rails and dismantling the network'sentire infrastructure. Governmentsare seemingly reluctant to support public transit beirause it is at best a break-even ventire, with almost no hope of turning a profit. But questions of cost aresomewhat problematicwhenitcomestopublictransponation. Yes. it is exvensive to build and maintain a translt system and you will not be able to recover all of those costs through passenger fares. If you factor in other costs, likethe effect increased car emissions have on the environment and the amount of money that is spent building bigger and better roads, then investing in public transit suddenly begins to look more responsible,fiscally and otherwise. Of course, politicians aren't above sup-
porting certain instances of public transportation if it will increase their profile. But if the proposed raillink betweenunion Station in Toronto and Pearson Airport is good for a fewvotes, just think about many many more votes federal Transportation Minister David Collenette might garner if he was interested in providing sustained, long-term funding for public transit. Imagine a network of publictransportationin the tri-city thatwould allow people to travel at their convenience between cities and then connect with each city's municipalbus system. The reality is that there'is no reasonable means of transportation between the two cities. The only form of public transort tat ion between K-W and Guelvh is a 'Greyhound bus that charges $18.60 for a round trip and whose schedule is less than convenient. We're all agreed: Highway 7 cannot handle itscurrent trafficload. Let'suse this opportunity to stop blaming the roads for traffic overload and to start pushing for better all-around public transit between and within the area's cities.
A political letter To theEditor,
mprint's attemptatfront-pagesentionalismsmwasnothingmore than a piece of garbage I would expect to see in the 'fournal& Montrdaal' or other suchiabloid. The headline got the situation all wrong: members of the PC Party of Ontario club at U W are not divided on the matter of the Party Formerly Known as Reform; rather, club members almost unanimously support the fledgelingAlliance. And there seems to be very little support on campus this summer for the PC Party of Canada and it's leader, former Prime Minister Joe Clark. As a disenchanted Tory myself, I would say that I am in neither camp myself a t this time. However, I do have an opinion on the policies, attitudes and leaders of these parties. But first, I ask myself what 'rightwing' really means? What makes a person 'right-wing'? This term has become somewhat of a buzzword, somethingthat is often said in attack of others but not really defined. Apparently, there are many torieson campuswhodescribethemselvesas 'right-wing', and according to such people, Mr. Clark is not one of them. I wouldarguethat although neo-conservatismmay work in provinces such as Alberta and Ontario, federa!parties must be more centrist in scope if they hope to attract the support of a coalition of Canadians from every region of the country. Instead of usinglabels, let's examine how the policies of the Reform Party or the PC Party of Canada differ. On taxation, the Alliance is calling for a flat income tax rate. Sounds like a great idea, until you crunch a few numbers and realize that a flat t a takes away all the features of the current system that make it "fair". That is why the PC Party of Canada has adopted a taxation policywhich bringssomeamendments to current tax regulations,but keeps the progressivetaxation basis intact. As for leadership and attitude,
reetings from your Federation of Students. I definitely have the most exciting job with the Feds, I manage services, volunteers and clubdfiliated with the Federation. I'm also actively involved with nonacademicawarenesscampaignsand liasing with all student groups, includingsocietiesand residencecounA Cravingapoetryfix?The Phoenix is in. Written by UWstudents, the ~hoenixis~ubli&edannualI~ by the Feds especially for your enjoyment -stop by our office in the SLC and pick one up. Offering a wide variety of poetry, prose and short stories, this year's Phoenix is well worth the read. Donationswill be acceptedfor the issue.
these go hand in hand. Preston Manning was the architect of the 1997 election campaign ads attacking Quebeckers and its separatist leadek.~t&ell ~a~ has Goken against abortionandimmigation. Both these men are religious conservatives spreading an American right message of intolerance.As forTom Long, his performancein televiseddebates last week illustrated what an insincere-lookingindividualhe really is. Looking at the candidatesforPrime Minister in the next election,which may occur as early as this fall, I ask myself which one I would waht to have over for supper, which one has some integrity. Reluctantly, I have been forced to conclude that the Right HonourableJoe Clark would make the best leader of thiscountry. 4harlesBetgm Past President VWCIFmpusTories
cause some people get in automobile accidents,no one should ever drive." Because some people engage in sexual behaviour they regret, all sex is wrong? What a load of shit. The column entirely failsto mention the possibility that two people can have sexresponsibly, and havea lot of fun doing do. Mr. Hagey seemstolive in aworldwhereall sexualactivityconsists of one-night stands that are regretted by all involved. Nonsense. The reality is that some negativeconsequencesare not inevitable, that sex can be a lot of fun,and that as an adult, one of your responsibiitiesistofigure out how tohandle sex. Thesimplemin&~mralisticview that all sex is wrong and damagingis simply that -simple-minded, moralistic, and not helpful. -ChtistopherPn'ce 3B ComputmScience
A sexy letter
An even sexier letter To theEditor,
write regarding Warren Hagey's column in the Imprint last week regarding sex. Mr. ~ apresetlts ~ ane incredibly ~ incompleteand shortsighted column on se&lity. He begins by stating that "we callsexbynameswithwhich we'te comfortable a fling, fooling around". Actually, when sex is between two people in a relationship, I call it sex. So does everyone else I have ever met. I guess it didn't occur toMr. Hagey thatallstudentsarenot constantly having one-night stands, and that all sex does not consist of casual affairs between indifferent parties. In my experiences, most of the people who are having sex on a regular basis are doing so within the confines of a monogamous relationship.Thisis not aUfling". He goeson to write "the devastating effects [of sex] are real.What about the woman who wakes up.. . without rememberingwhoshe slept with?" What about her? People do stupid things; some of them involve sex. This isakin to saying "Be-
Missed your oppbrtunitytosubmit to the Phoenix? The Womyn's Centre is running a CharityArt Auction Fundraiser. They would be pleased to receive your work. Call them at ext. 3457 or visit them in the SLC up the stairs next to the BombShelter, room 1102. Haveweekendplansyet? Check out the GLOW (Gaysand Lesbians of Waterloo) booth at the Pride CelebrationsJune 17in Victoria Park, Kitchener. For information on GLOW and other Prideeventsin the community, please contact GLOW at 884-4569. Want a change of pace after midterms? Did you know there are 38 Feds Clubsactivethis term? Contact;hesedubs t h r o u g h ~ ~Eagles, an Clubs Coordinator ext: 3909. Each club is running events and welcomingnewcomers.
es,Mr. Hagey, please sign me up for this born again virgin stuff. I feel terribly guilty making love to someone I love and respect without a sheet of paper to validate it.
- k c h a Kokott 4APhysics
A very special letter To theEditor,
IS 1s to the fucking loser who stole' my bike last Wednesday (June 7). You suck, buddy! You are apiece of shit coward,andif Iever see you riding my bike around, you are going to get a beating! And to all the people who saw it being done and didn't do anything, you all suck too!
-Simon Hmmnond 2B Mech. Eng.
astweek,we began lookingat sex and saw that sex outside of marriage issin. There are also somelongterm consequencesof premaritalsex, which we shallconsider before moving on to other topics. It's asad fact that in our society, divorce is a common occurence. In 1995, there were 48 per cent as many divorces as marriages (Statistics Canada). Few families remain untouchedby the devastatingeffects of broken marriages. This is not the way it was meant to be: God's plan from the beginning was that marriagewouldbealifelong commitment between a man and a woman. Woman was designedto be a helper for man and when they came together, it was to form a permanent union (Genesis2:18-25). A fornicator someone who has sexual relations either before or
A letter about Milton To theEditor,
our account of the events sur roundingMilton Chan'sineligibility to run for Federation of Students' Council ignored a few facts and principles. 1. The entire referendum was overseen by a Chief Returning Officer, aReferendumCommittee, and a Referendum Appeals Committee. To identify aconflict of interestwith respect to the Federation of Students consulting its members on a matter of importance toit is toquestion the integrity and neutrality of the FEDS employees and students whom I am convinced served to the best of rheir abilitiesdespite the difficult decisionstheywere facedwith. It is unfortunatethat more than two years later individuals are still being questioned. + 2. Mr. Chan's 'No' campaign disposedof the sameresources as the Yes' campaign, andwas required to abide by the same rules. Hewas suspended from the campaign because of his numerous attempts to spread a sensationalistmessage that everyone except himself were cheaters and immoral. His repetitive and unsubstantiatedclaimsthat the FEDS is afinanciallycorruptwrporationwas unacceptable. Being involved in political activities external to UW,Mr. Chan shouldknow that had he made similar commentsaboutan opposing candidate duringaprovincial orfederal campaign, he would have been sued. 3. Mr. Chan will remain ineligible to be acandidateto electedoffice of the Federation of Students becausehe refuses to abide by the rules of which he isandwasveryaware. He was entrusted with a sum of money to run the 'No' campaign and violated that trust. As the result of not abidingby severalrulingsby the CRO and the Referendum Committee, he now owes a few hundred dollars to the FEDS. Fbr the FEDS not to attempt collectionof suchfundswould make it a financially corrupt corporation.
outside of marriage-has deviated from God'sstandard.Whilethey may think they are doing so with good reason (love, pleasure, etc.), quite the opposite is true--they are only buildingamiserable future for themselves. No one would deny thatthere is momentary pleasure and enjoymeat in any sexual relations, but at what cost? God created us as relational beings and one important aspect of our relationshipswithone another is commitment. No one enjoys being abandoned by those they thought they couldtrust, but thisisexactlythe mentality fostered by having sex outsideof marriage.if someone"slept around" before they were married, how couldyou trust themnotto later on? Premaritalsex breeds mistrust. Others agree that faithfulness to one person is important, but still
It is important that an elected student not have a conflict between his debt to the corporation and his role to iepresent his peers. -CharlesBergeron PastFEDSCouncillor -
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think that living together before marriage is the best way to assure compatabiiity.Research revealssuch thinking to be faulty, aside from the numbers, logicandconscienceshould make onewary of sucharrangements. Sex isn't something to "just try outn. The truth is that marriage and sexual relations are serious matters, and when two come together, it is much more than a physical act. A bond is formed, andliketwo pieces of paper glued together, separating them will cause damage to all involved. The only proper place for sex is within marriage. Even if you're already distanced fromGod'sstandards, youcanchange your headingrightnow. God doesn't promise your problems will disappear, but,He does promise to help you through them if you will only turn to Him.
Imprint, Friday, June 16, 2000
onder what time it is?I'm walking down the road near my house. Gee, the sky looksweat. Baseballgame,nicehit,bh, foulball. I hope Idon't missmy bus, I hope Idon'tmiss my...heywhat's that sound?It sounds like someone'scrying. There. There'sa kid. He's standing. It sounds like he's crying, but so much traffic, so hard to hear. Some kids behind him. Hmmm ...I'll look back repeatedly until I'm sure he's not CNing. They're crossing the street. They're ahead of me now. Better walkfaster, keep an eye on them till I know he wasn't crying. Now one of them is yelling. Ok, walk even faster...Did he just spit on the smaller kid? No. Did he? Better cross the street. Why are you waving the stick at him.. . oh shit .. if you fuckingtouch him.. .now I'm jogging to the other side of the street. But what can I do? They're pretty far away. Can't prove anything. Haven't seenanything. Lookslike they're just playing. I'll pretend to be waiting here and make sure.. .Ican't see the smaller kid. Where is he, where is he.. .NO! I'm running now. The kid with the stick is moving away. The 3 u n g e s t kid is on the ground, crying. The older klds are
laughing. They're smiling. The kid is screaming. I -put my. hand on his shoulder. His pain isscreaming. Itryto take his mind of it. What can I do?The tears are slowing. Why would you hit him? How old are you? 15! He's only 1l ! He's not listening. He says he understands, but he's not listening. They don't want him around. But this little kid won't leave. These were his best friends. He iust wants to be friends again. He says he doesn'tgiveashit. He sayshe doesn't care. He cares. He hurts so much he lets them hit him. He wantsthem to be friends again so he doesn't care if they hurt him. He thinks they'll accept him. They threw rocks at him. They spat on him. They hit him. Andafter all my explanation, they threaten to do it again. Kid, stop hanging around these guys, please. No one is listening. I watchas they go their separate ways. I'U sleep soundly tonightinmy middle-classair-conditioned house and tomorrow I'll go to work at my high-tech job. Perhaps down the street from my bus stop this kid will be beaten. He won't stop it and the bigger kids won't stop it. I am as powerless as a child.
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The on-going saga
he Feds shut down an opposition campaign, decided after they lost the campaign that I, the opposxtion campaign chair, owed them money, and hired a collection agency to actively harass me over the phone and through mail. My personal credit rating was affected because I provided a service to students. When Icontacted the current President Chris Farley and demanded that the collection agency be called off, he brushed me off saying "we accept cash, certifiedcheque or credit card-' and showed no interestin discussingtheactualissue. Is this the type of student government 1 should expect? The 1999 Referendum Campagn was a hard fought campaign. Underhand campaign tactics employed by the Federation of Students constantly undermined our campaign. Yet we contributed our tirne,withnopersonal gain in return, to ensure students got to hear both sides of the argument. Sincethe Feds paid for the mail-out andpostersfor the YES campaign, it is simply ludicrousfor the Fedsto demandrepayment for theNO campaignexpense. As the Imprint editorial rightfully pointed out, we dealt with a group of "judgesn that were appointed by the Feds and headed by a paid Feds employee. The decisions made by the Referendum Committee were a double standard, biased
and their attitude was uncooperative. Unlike the YES campaign, we received no "extra assistance" offered by the Feds executive. Then VPAF Keanin Loomis was openly campaigning before the campaign even started. We were denied financial figures, not tomention thegrand "hypothetical 11year schedule" that we never heard of until we read it from the Imprint interview with the YES campaign chair. Other VPs, though not very wisely, also campaigned openly. Let me correct an inaccurate statement from the last issue of Imprint. After the initial dispute, the NO campaignactuallycompliedwith the demand of the Fedsand included the same substantiation printed in the mail-out in all other printed materials. Students who were on campus may remember the extra yellow stickersthat were added to all the posters on campus. We repeatedly read out our substantiation throughout the forum. CRO Awey Peters blatantly lied to Imprint in the last issue when she claimed that we refused to substantiate our allegations. The Editor wrote two weeks ago that I "dislike playing according to rules." Aside from the dispute during the referendum, I am not sure what events will lead to such a conclusion. Perhapsthe editor found
of Milton Chan versus the Feds itwas necessaryto attackmy charac- . strong, vocal and effective opposi- deniedstudents fair representation, ter with some unproven generaliza- tion from the student body. A new ironic considering Mark Schaan's tions for the article. Anyway, I shall rule was added last year to prevent articleabout democraticstudent repme, who representedengineering for resentation in "Well-Fed" last week. leave the debate of journalistic protwo consecutive years, to take a seat I am ashamed that my student fessionalism to some other time. in Students' Council. My right as a fee government chose to go down to After all, if the Toronto Sun and paying member was denied. What that road. As I said "There is no way NationalPost are doing it, why can't was even more disturbing was that I'm going to pay," the reason is simImprint. Farley, who was fully aware of the ple. I refuse to concede to the unWhat I would like to argue is whether the NO campaign - - actually affairs, "chose to forget" mentioning democratic, suppressing tactie emviolatedany rule. ~ h e ~ e d s w e r e n i t the "new regulafiol;" to me before ployed by the ~ e d s . able find any technical regulations the nomination process closed. that the NO campaign violated. So, Through their action the Feds -Milton Chan the Fedsused the least objective reason to silence opposition. The campaign was With a 65% deemed "below reproach," arule which allowed them to randomly suppress any dissidentvoice. The Feds displayedits intolerance of opposition and took an active role to suppress them. The points we presented were harsh facts. But the level of "nastiness" waspale in comparison to the NO You don't really go to the U n h d y of Waterloo. This is just a campaignin the CASA dream world, a prison for your mhd Near the stmt of the 2lst referendum held in cmtury, students at U W gave birth to iutelligent life at Lawier. We Queen's and UBC. don't lmow who struck fitst, us or than.but we do bow that it wns It was evident us who burned the computer science club. that the Feds has no appreciation for any
Imprint, Friday, lune 16, 2000
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Diverse group protests OAS in Windsor Military-style police presence new standard for organized protests agenda through the North AmeriKRISTA LORD A N D can Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) S H A N N OFRANSSEN N and other international trade agreespecial to Imprint ments. Canada is a member of the ave you ever seen one of OAS, which aimsto expand free trade those disaster movies throughout all of the Americas over where the Police, the Navy, the next few years. The numbersand and the Coast Guard all come out to plurality of people in the march save the day? Well, they could have clearly demonstrates a strong oppofilmed one in Windsor on the week- sition to this agenda. Talking with a variety of peoend of June 4. Over 2,000 police officers from at least four different ple in the streets, it became clear that jurisdictions occupiedthe downtown this was not just a mob of young, area. Helicopters flew above and police boats patrolled the waters. Military-styleauckscar" rying more than a dozen officerscruisedthestreets,snapping oictures of oedestrians as thev went. The reason for this militaristic muscle flexine?A dreaded gathering of about 3,000 people angry, and uninformed protesters. from all over the continent, includ- The CanadianAuto Workers (CAW) ing students from Waterloo. They had a hand in organizing the rally, came to express their discontent with and many of the participants were the Organization of American States union members and their families (OAS) over foreign and trade poli- concerned with protecting workers' rights. As Brian Wintemute, an auto cies that disregard human rights. Labourers, students and con- worker from Hamiliton said, "Lacerned citizens of all backgrounds bour plays an important, central role met to march against trade liberaliza- in this protest." A large group of NDPmembers tion in the Americas, part of a global came with their own message. Jenny project which increases prosperity for the already wealthy and pushes Ellislen fromToronto said she came down the poor and the workmgclass. tosay, "globalization iswrong."She Currently, Canada supports this was critical of the 0.45 and their
claim to promote human rightswhen members of the Pinochet government and other notorious regimes have participated in previous meetings. Derrick Martens, a Peace and Conflict Studies student at University of Waterloo, wore asigndisplaying military presence in Mexico. He said that militarism has dramatically increased in Mexico since the onslaughtof NAFTA. He suggested that NAFTA caused human rights violations in Mexico and advocated an - end to the expansion of free trade. Noam Chomsky,arenowned intellectual, was among the speakers at the rally. He said that free trade is a farce: "It is not an agreement; nor is it really free trade." Despite critics' accusations that labour omosition to free trade supports protectionism, Chomsky asserted that free trade is in fact protectionism for the powerful. It was hard not to wonder who and what the police were really protecting on the streetsof Windsor last weekend. As we walked downtown the day before the rally, we wondered whether we had missed something at the planningmeetings. Were we really going to bomb the confer-
N m A l is not an agreement; nor is it really free trade."
3,000protesters,includingDerrickMartens,converged inWindsortoprotest the OAS.
he Stonewall Inn, located in New York City's Greenwich district, is unarguably the most significant building in gay and lesbian history. The buildingitself isn'tvery important, but what happened there in 1969 wascriticalinestablishingthemodern gay rightsmovement. In the late 1960s, the Stonewall Inn was home to a gay bar although it wasn't advertised as such. Policemen regularly visited the establishment in the hopes of closing the bar down if ever they found illegal activity. Meanwhile, they saw it fit to harass the patrons and staff for wearing gender-inappropriate clothing. (Dressingin drag was more common at the time thanat present). Patronswere familiar with the lights switching off and on as the signal that the police were on their way downstairs. On the fateful eveningof June 26 and27,1969, eight policemen conductedasurprise inspectionof the bar. Citingaliquor licenseviolation, the police arrested the staff and began to eject the bar's patrons from the building. Passersby on the street soon accompanied the patrons and a crowd formed
"The policeused towatch over the people;nowthey'rewatchingthe oeoole." ence site? Were we going to be part of an all-out siege on Windsor? Was this group of concerned citizens really the angry mob the police were expecting?We read in the paper that the Chief of Police said thisexcessive show of force wasgoingto be the new standard police response whenever
people decide tovoice their opinions in the streets. That was enough to make us wonder about our own security in this "democracy." In the wordsof one protester, "People were woniedabout amob comingtoWindsor, but I don't think they thought it would be the police."
outside. After several people were taken away in a paddy wagon, the crowd became riotous. They shouted and threw bottles and other objects at the police. Reinforcements soon arrived, and before long, the crowd wassubdued.Newsoftheriot spread quickly, though, and the following two eveningswere marked by similar clashes between the police andgays.
organization, just 20 months after the Stonewall riots. The one-year anniversary of the Stonewallriots was celebrated inNewYork City with agay rights march. It hascontinuedevery year since, and has given rise to modern-day gay pride celebrations across the world. An excellent film was produced in 1995, called Stonewall, by director Nigel Finch. It follows the lives of several fictitious characters who were present at the illfated bar leading up to the riots. The film does a good job of depictinggay lifeinthe 1950sand 1960s. 30 yearsto the date, the Stonewall Inn in was declared a national historicsite by the US government. And just this year, the status was upgraded to a historic landmark -adesignation reserved for about 3percent of all historicalsites.The Inn is the first gay and lesbian site deemed to be of natianal historical significance. At the inauguration speech, one government official compared the Stonewall riots to other important protests in American history including the Boston Tea Party, the battle of Gettysburg and the signingof the Declaration of Independence.
No longer would gays put up with police bullying and brutality. Fromasymbolicstandpoint, the Stonewall riots ended decades of oppression and conformity from withinthegay community.No longer wouldgaysput up with police bullying and brutality. No longer were they willing to hide in the marginsof society, without rights or recognition. Organizations began to form acrossthe continent, incitiesand on university campuses. The University of Waterloo was the second Canadian campusto form a gay liberation
Imprint, Friday, June 16, 2000
The maturity that lives amongst us Mature students: not just the keeners in the front row MELANIE special
eeners. That's what many UW students, especially younger ones, wouldcall the mature students with whom they attend classes with each day. But nothing could be less true. The mature students (for those of youwho haven't taken the time to pay attention) are the students that you see in your classes each day who are a little older than the majority of the studentsin the class, andwhether you realize it or not, are probably a lot wiser. It may just be my fascination with people, but I always wonder about mature students' reasons for returning to this fun-filled institution of higher learning. Why do they come back here after having that taste of the "real lifenthat us youngerstudentsalways seemto be thirsting for? Theanswer is simple: They want to learn, and sometimesthereare thingsthe School of Life just can't teach you. After tallung to Betsy Dunbar and Craig Hickie, both full-timemature students at UW, I discovered that they are just like regular students, just as I suspected all along. However, there are differences between them and other students, and these differences lie in their reasons for continuing their education, and the attitudes with which they approach their education. For some reason, fellow younger students I talked to think the term "mature student" always refers to an "old" student. The exact
opposite is true of both Betsy and Craig. At first glanceyou can tell that Craig Hickie, a3B Computer Science major, isnot only young (only in his mid-30s) but is also young at heart. Craig began his studiesin Engineering and dabbled in Anthropology at the Universityof Calgary. After taking time off and travelling the worldto workavariety of jobs, Craig
Why do they come back here after having that taste of "real life"? -
found he was really impressed with his co-workers' knowledge of computers and the skills they possessed. His co-workers had computer science degrees and so Craig decided he wouldget those skillsandhewould do it at the best computer science school in Canada, so he moved east to attend UW. Craig lives the typical life of a UW student. He lives ina house with five other students, is involved with school organizations,actsasWeb editor for the Imprint and referees for Campus Rec. The only significant difference he sees between himself and his fellow students is his focus on his work and the goal he isworking toward. "I think I'mmore focused, because the
choice to come back to school was very personal. There wasno one else making me do this, it was a personal choice," he says. Betsy Dunbar notices the same thing in her classes. A first-yearArts student, she has her sights set on a double major in History andsociology with a Human Resourcesoption. She explained that she sometimes feels like she has a stronger sense of what she isworkingtoward. "I am at UW for a very specificreason, I have a direction," she explained. That is easy to understand, because lots of students enter university with only a general idea of what they want to do and usually end up changing their minds and their programs. Betsy'sdecision to come back to school, after doing part of alanguage degree at WLUand beinga full-time mom, came after a big change in her life forced her to regroup and figure out where she wanted her life to no. Betsy is like a train going full speed ahead and she isn't slowine "down or stopping until she reaches that goal. "I'm doing this for me," she said. Both Betsy and Craigagree that
having life experience can be a definite advantage when it comes to understandinghowthe things they learn in the classroom can be applied to real life and career situations. They also agree that university is the time to take advantage of the clubs and organizationsavailableto you by getting involved. Once you enter the real world and get a full-time job, your life is more structured and there'slesstime than you think to get involved and do the things you want to do.
What we're learning really will be useful when we leave.
Betsy and Craig feel there isn't a real generation gap and they have no problem relating to their fellow studentsof any age. Betsy admitsthat her relationship with professors is a little different this time around and
Craig said he feels a sense of mutual respect with his professors, as should every other student. So next time think twice before you call them keeners. Yes, they're ready and willing to learn, but shouldn't we all be? Isn't that what we're here for and paying big bucks for? And thinkabout it, they've been out in that cold harsh world; they know what it takes to succeed and now they're doing it. Mature students have had a chance to experience life, recognize thatthere's alwaysmore to learnand have taken the a&on to do it, whether working toward a degree or just takingcoursesfor interest or self-betterment. They don't feel as though their life experience or age puts themat an advantagein their classes, but having astrongsense ofwhere they'regoing definitely helps to keep them motivated and interested in their classes. And when the rest of us get frustrated with our classes, they're an encouraging reminder that what we're learning really will be useful when we leave the safety of campus to venture into the real world.
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The world of E. coli A look at the organism which has Walkerton residents living in fear KATE SCHWASS
alk into any home in the small town of Walkerton and you will smellbleach. Chances are, you will see dozens of water jugs lining the counters in the kitchen. If you have to use the public washrooms by the baseballdiamonds, there are two jugs of water and bleach mixed together for handwashing. Water jugs are still being given out by all the grocery stores and a Javex truck sits in the parking lot by the Agriculturalbuilding. Other than that, life seems to be getting back to normal in the rural community. It is stillnot clear how the deadly strain of E. coli got into the town's water system. It may have been a result of spring run-off. It is believed that cattle manure entered the water system throughone of the four main wells found outside of Walkerton. The contaminated water has killed as many as 11people and hundreds of others have suffered from diarrhea, nausea and fever. Sowhat exactlyis the E. coli that contaminated the water? E. coli is a member of the family enterobacteriaceae and is short for Escherichia coli. The specific strain that contammated the water in Walkerton was E. coli 0157:H7, whichcanbelethal. About 10,000to 20,000 E. coC cases are reported in the US every year. Although E. coli causes disease in humans, it can live in cattle and other domesticanimalswithoutsymptoms, and thus can be tranferred to humans without warning. It is most often transferred through meat which becomes contaminated during butchering, but can also cause
contamination of fruits and vegetables in contact with animal feces. Although undercooked meat is the main way 0157:H7affectsthepopulation, people can alsobecome sickby drinkingunpasteurizedmilkdirectly from an infected cow or by swimming in or drinkingsewage-contaminated water. The 0157:H7 strain ~roduces
blood vessels and causes the victim to lose water and salts. This can cause bleeding, and often hemorrhaging. E. coli 0157:H7 usually causes diarrhea,bloodin stools andabdominal cramps. Children under the age of five, elderly people and the infirm are at a high risk of further development of symptoms including "hemolyticuremicsyndrome" (HUS). HUS occurswhenred bloodcellsare destroyedand thekidneys fail. About five per cent of infections lead to HUS. Most people will recover from non-severe symptoms in about five to 10 days without the use of antibiotics, but HUSusually meansthatthe victim hasto undergo kidney dialysis. Many other Ontario communi-
ties have been hit with contaminated water; however, it is not only E. coli that can affect the water system. Coliforms often contaminate wells and are commonplace in rural communities. Coliformscan alsobe found in the Great Lakes after a heavy rainfall, because the rainwaterwashes animal excrement into the lakes. If you swallow the water while swimmingafter a heavy rain, you might be a little sickandyou might get diarrhea, but the water will not contain the deadly toxins that infected Walkerton residents. Scientists at the National Research Council in Ottawa may have foundaway tostop E. coli 0157:H7 from making its way into water systems. Researchers have discovereda vaccine that might be able to kill 0157:H7while stillwithin the cattle. Clinical trials have been successful in killingthe 0157:H7straininlabmice. Trialson cattle could begin in August. This type of research would help to prevent E. coli from ever reaching the water systemsof ruralcommunities. Thevaccinehasalsobeenshown to produce enough antibodies to prevent infection in humans during clinical trials. However, further trials are required before the vaccine can be put to use in humans. For now, the residents of Walkertonmustcontinue to boil their water and use bleach to clean their homes and hands. Door-to-doortestingwill be takingplace to ensure that water with E. coli is not lying dormant in the plumbing. Residentswill be encouraged to boil their water for at least another month. By then, the town's tap water should be safe. "It'll be funny," commented one Walkerton resident. "[Walkerton] will have the best water in Canada, but nobody will want to drink it."
The future of climate change R E N6 E 1.A. M E R C U Rl /mphtstaff
hat we say matters. So does what we fail to say. This is especially true in effortstocommunicateinformation about global climate change. Response to climate change is not just a difficult and significant current issue; it is also heavily dependent on deeper public understanding of the risks, their implications and the response optionsinvolved. The challenge to communicators, in particular the media, is to raise awareness and provide balanced information that empowers people to act for asecure fucure. So far, the challenge has not been met. This is the consensusamong the organizers of the International Conference on Climate Change Communication (C4), a unique gathering held from June 22 to 24 in Kitchener-Waterloo that will address effective communication strategies and their role in responding to the challenge that climate change presents to our global society. Although many may have heard about the science related to climate change, this conference "is not about climate change science," explains UW professor and conference organizer Jean Andrey. It is "about communication as a better basis for action." Sponsors of the conference felt there was a need for this kind of
gathering. Specifically, media reports of climate change have propegated uncertainty in the general public, while the world's scientific community has reached aconsensus that we are vulnerable to climate change. As a result, there has been insufficient public attention focussed on how to solve this problem, as well as widespread confusion about related issues, such as the plausible future scenarios the world will encounter. To correct this, C4 will address these challenges and barriers through international representation from key organizations such as the climate change research unit of the University of East Anglia, the US G l o b a l Change Research Program, the World Council of Churches, the Pembina Institute and the federal EnvironmentalProtection Agency of Nigeria. Canada will be represented by variouslevelsofgovemment,community groups, researchersandpublic organizations. This representation is key in fosteringthe creation of an international climate change communication network. Ultimately, conference organizersfeel that as a society, we have the capacity to change and to work towards a restorative way of life if we act now. More informationabout the C4 schedule, speakers and other details can be viewed at http:// geognt.uwaterloo.ca/c3confer.
"This conference is about communication as a better basis for action."
A Brave tale continued from page 1
on the first Sunday of the month to discusshdraisin&therevenuesfrom Aswell, the Bravesplan to add to the the bingos the Bravesdoand alternateam in a few years some of the tive ways to raise money. Most ofthe players from the Bantam team that board members also help out w ~ t h won the provincial the game. Some board members are championship.Working with the responsible for the gate, some with minor systemwill also go a long way security,while others try to drumup towards the goal of creating a team support for the Kitchener-Waterloo that could stikefear, terror and loatk- Braves. Your dear writer is, as a matter ing into the hearts of Orangeville, Whitby, Six Nations and St. of fact, the statistician for the team, responsible for tallyingup face-offs, Catharines. When thefinal secondselapse, the goals, assists, penalties, steals, reBraveshave left dejectedagain, asthey bounds, etcetera. With the help of lose 18-11. thanks to a late ~err'od the general manager, the board ensures that the Kitchener-Waterloo ship stays in seaworthy shape in the piranha infested waters that are the Ontario LacrosseAssociation. Currently, the Braves are in a
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JeffEvans ing St. Catbarinesa run fortheir money. For the Braves, it is a long road from the training camp to the playoffs. Beginning inMarch, the players go through a rigourous training camp. Here, veterans compete w t h rookies and players from the midget level to see who will make the team and participateinapelling20 game schedule. Those who fail to make the Junior "A" team often get sent to midget or the Guelph Royals. For the board of directors, it's just as busy and hectic. Always concerned about the club finances, the board of directors sit in on a meeting
Jessica has been teaching fitness for eight terms at UW Campus Rec and continues to accomplish leaps and bounds as a fimessleader and a Campus Rec staff member. Jessica is always willing and eager to help out when she is needed. She is always enthusiastic about teaching and is a lot of fun to be around. Keep up the awesome work, Jess!
ith the sunbeating down on the campus, studying and books may seem like the furthest thing fromstudents' minds. Walkingisapart of almost every student's life, even if it just means walking to class. Althoughsometunes it can appear to be a hassle, walking iswonderfulexercise that helpsshape leg muscles while also providing a low-impact cardio workout. Although walking to and from class can be good for the body, it is not the most exciting thing to do. Backpacking is one way to enjoy walkigkore soihan theusual walk to class. Taking an adventure into the great outdoorsis anexcellentway to get into shape while also giving students a change of scenery. If you want to get away for a day, hiking is a good choice, but you have to be prepared. First off, be sure that your footwear is comfortable. Beautiful scenery can easily be ignored if there is a blister formingon your heel. Be sure to also wear clothing that suits the
Excelsiors and the Toronto Beaches for last place, the Braves are trying to catch the Peterborough Lakers for the finalplay-off spot.&formnately, iniurieswill no doubt foulup the best l&dplans of Mr. ~ a m l e ~for . hthe top flight, the SixNationsArrowsare proving the team to beat, with the Orangeville Northmen and the defending Minto cup champions Whitby Warriors tied for second place. The MississaugaTomahawks, St. Catharines Athlet~cs,Burlington Chiefs, OrilliaRamaHammond Kmgs and Peterborough are jockeying for play-off pos~tionto see who won't First ever glow in the face Six Nations, Whitby o r dark golf tournament Orangevllle in the quarterfinals. With the memories of thegame Are you itchmg to get out on the freshinthemindsoftheplayo~~coaches green because the golf season sher re andfans, thecmwdgoestotheupstairs and in full swing?How about trying lounge for some hot pizza andsome 18 holes in the cool evenlng breeze COG$ r&eshingbeer.Afterall, thearena insteadof sweltermg afternoon heat. is humid, evenat 10p.m. Afterwards, Campus Rec presents the first ever it's hometoprepare foranotherTuesGlo-ball Golf tournament. On July 8 day night andanothergame. at the Westhill Meadows Golf Course, there will be many glow in the dark golf balls, tees andglowmg smiles. YOU have to r e ~ s t e before r June 30 at 4 p.m. in 2039 because there is a maximum number of players. The cost for this awesome event is $30, whch includesa pre-tee offprep socialat Dooly's (freepool), -a dinner providedby Angie's Kitchen and 18 holes of night golf. You can register as a single, twosome, threesome or foursome for the tourney for this night'of fun that has a value of $60. If you need extra incentive, everyone gets a free tournament prize. So, come to the PAC and register so you can go swing those golf Katie Obst and !Pamela clubs in the moonlight.
Leaders 0f the Week
Why don't you take a hike, bub!
Rylands Katie and Pamela are Australian exchange students who have been active leaders in CR since arriving last fall. They were both convenors for squash andtennistournaments.Katie convenes ice hockey, while Pamela organizes the Co-Rec sports. They are doing a fantastic job. Both are well organized and alwayssmiling.
Calling all badminton enthusiasts
weather and prepare for the worst. Evenif the sun isshiningbrightly,you might want topackaponchoin your backpack just in case there's rain. Something else you'll want to take in your backpack is food and water. Snacks like granola bars are light and easy to carry. Water is a must to keep you hydrated.
Walking is part of almost every student's life. As you head out, there are several things to remember. For beginner hikers, stay on the trailsand don't go wandering off the beaten track. You will probably want to hike with someone, so choose a partner who will provide you moral support as wellis good conversation along the way.You should alwaysresearchthe place you're hiking, and carrying a map is essential. Seeing as students often cannot go very far because there are classes on Monday, there are some trails
tourney takesplace July 7 and8 w t h double eltmmation draws in men's and women's singles, doubles and mixeddoubles. It'sfree for UWBadminton Club members and only $8, $10 and $12 for one, two or three events, respectively for non-members. You can register online (beginning June 19) or get more information about this awesome event by checking out the U W Badminton Club's homepage http:ll www.csclub.uwaterlob.ca/clubs/ badmintol or e-mail Adrian at firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for registration is July 5 by 12 am., so sign up soon.
Broomball midseason report
With only six games left before the playoffs, the Spring term broomball teams are getting ready to face each other in the finals. Though the term went by quickly, the competitionwas fierce and the games intense. The Whackers have managed to take the leadso far, however, it'sstillanyone's gamewithStallionsin the Desert not far behind. Come out for some surefire action Sunday and Wednesday nights at ColumbiaIcefieldsandsupport your favourite team.
It is the time of the year for killer midterms and endlessa s s i m e nts... Ice hockey midboo! ~ o o k i n ~ fao~rh a n ~ i a n d a r e a l season report challenge?The time has arrived for the UW- adm mint on Club's most famousevent: "Survival of the Fittest" Despite the onset ofsummer, close to Tournament. Thisyear's badminton 200 playersstill commit to lacingup
close tothe schoolthat are enjoyable. Kitchenerhas the GrandValleyTrail as well as the Laurel Creek Trail. Travel to Guelph and go on the Guelph and Speed Rwer Trail. London has theThamesVdey Trail while Dundas has the DundasValley Trail System. While hiking, remember that old saying: "Leave only footprints, take only pictures." Whatever you take with you onto a trad should come back out with you, so that others can enjoy the trail as much as you did. Jf you see a piece of garbage, do the trad a favour and pick lt up. Also, do not pick thingsthat are in nature (i.e. flowers, bark off trees). Leave the trail just like you found it. After a trekon atrail, your body will begin to feel tense, so be sure to stretch after you're done and every so often before you go to bed that evening. It will help you wake up without the stiffness. Also be sure to drink plenty of water. While walking isn't everyone's dream activity, it can be made exciting and perhaps a little hike7dhring the weekend will make the books a little more appealing on Monday morning.
their skates and taking to the ice on Sundays and Tuesdays. With 20 teams m two divisions, the summer definitely proves to see some exciting action that has already taken place at the Columbia Icefield Centre. The "A" divisionisatight competition with only five teams. Thehighest scoring team, AHS Wizards, are being followed closely by the XL7's and the Mennoknihts. - .who are both currently battling for second place. Nonetheless,LesVoyeursandWeav~C'S h m v a r e ~ t i l l uthere. ~ andwith most teams still to play two games, there is still the possibility for big changes. The second division with 15 teams has themost competition; the title and the standings sure convey that. The Tools hold the lead at the moment, with Roppel's Rockers a closesecond The tie for thirdis tough with Paisley Packers, FightingIrisand Flying Kennedy's battling it out. There isnothing to say that theother ten teapscan't put up some tricks in the next two games, though, and in the playoffs. The "spirit of competition" rankingsare high overall. It isgreat to see so many out there for the joy of the ice. A big thanks to the referees, too, for their fine effortsin the arena. It is hard to pick the winners at this stage, asthere arestiU plenty of games lefr. One thing is for sure, if you come out to cheer for a team on Sunday or Tuesday nights, there is no doubt thatyouwiUwimesssome~eh~.
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North By Northeast rocks Toronto Two perspectives result in one conclusion; needs more planning North By Northeast Music Festival Variousvenues, Toronto June 8 to 10 RACHEL E. BEATTIE Imprint staff
he annual indie music show case and schmooze-fest, N o r t h By Northeast (NXNE), was held this weekend in Toronto. The three-dav festival brings hundreds of bands into clubs all Tomnto to showtheir stuff and hopehlly impress some record labels at the same time. Many musicians have com~ l a i n e dthat NXNE islessabout the music and more about schm-oozing. While NXNE industry bias is verv, ~ronounced.it does offer a lot of music as well. Beyond theconcertsthemselves, there are also panel discussions, includingasongwriter's workshop and a celebrity interview. This year, the interview featured rockand roll road movie director Bruce McDonald interviewing Headstones front man Hugh Dillon. Truthfully, the idea sounded good on paper, but left a
little to be desired in reality. Some interesting topics were touched on, like the making ofvideos and some things about Hard Core Logo (the movie directed by McDonald and starring Dillon). However, the interviewoccasionally descended into McDonald praising his friend Dillon and expressinghis wish that more bands could be like the Headstones. This is fine for a conversation,but it doesn't make for the most fascinating - interview.
"Aww shucks I'm just playing my guitar" demeanor, was described as a "Multi-instrumentalist," but played only an acoustic guitar throughout his entire set. He was good, but if people came expectmg multiple instruments, they would be disappointed. The hit-and-miss quotient is very high with NXNE and more detailed descriptionsmay have been helpful. As well, the map provided was often too vague and sometimes wrong. Some clubs were on smaller streets, but those streets dldnotappear on the map, so a person who is unfamiliar with Toronto would not be able to find these clubs. The festival had its fair share of glitches, startingwiththe factthat the Websitewasnothelufulat all. It l~sted each individualband, but offered no scheduleso that youcould planahead and decide whlch bands to see when. Perhaps more people attended NXNE this year because many of the showswereuncomfortablycrowded. Some bands that are getting a lot of hype, like Ottawa band Starling, played smaller clubs. Starling performed at Ted's Wrecking Yard, a
The festival organizers need to provide good information and carefully - plan the events for it to work. This year, it felt like some more planning Was needed.
OneproblemwithNXNEisthat most of the bands have received little or no radio airplay, so it is hard to know who isgood and who will make you wish you had stayed home. NXNEprovidesa directorycontaining bios to help you sort through the performers. However, some of the descriptions ranged from exaggerated to down right wrong. One singer,Jack Breakfast, who charmed the small intimate audience with his
Moe Berntellsa story. relauvely smallvenuethatwas packed way pastcapaaty, causmg the club to become a hot, stuffy n~ghtmare,even for Ron Hawlansandthe RustyNals, the band that followed Starlmg. NXNE does have the advantage of a w ~ d range e of muslc, however.Youcan see folk, rock, hlp-hop, jazz, country, metal, pop and hybrids of all of those. Besldes the rnvlted bands, there were also many buskers out on Queen Street takmg advantage of themus~c-lovmgcrowds.Some of these acts, hke a trlo that played gultars, drums and varlous percussions at the same tune, were even better than some of the bands that were offic~allyperform~ngat
NXNE. There were bands to suit every musical taste. NXNE can be a great three days, or it can be a three-day-long dentist appointment. The festival organizers need to provide good *(ormation and carefully plan the events for it to work. This year, it felt like some more planning was needed.
Second verse, same as the first LISA JOHNSON Imprint staff
ver 2,000 hopeful indeI pendent artists applied to
NXNE this year,and 1,600 of those had to be turned away. Playing NXNE signals prestige among local independent artistsand often timesit provides the "big break" that many musicians avidly seek. For those of you who are still wondering, here's what NXNE is: Over400 bands fromacrossthe world performing in three days at 27 Toronto clubs. The annual schmoozeapalooza allows up-and-coming artiststo showcase their talent and make
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valuable contacts. There is also an industry trade show and conference consisting of various workshops, mentoring sessions, song-writing circles, roundtabjes and industry panels. All of this and (if you can believe it) more, is packed tightly into three days. Perhaps a little more planning could have gone into the event this year, in termsofwhich bandsplayed at which venues. For example, Plumtree isan east coast band witha big name and huge buzzsurrounding it.Their infectious and well-crafted poplrock tunes were hungrily devoured by a capacity crowd at Cameron House, a venue more conducive to smaller acts. There wasa crowd of people outside the club waiting to get a glimpse and an earful - of Plumtree. The band would have been more appropriately placed within the Saturday night line-up at Lee's Palace. Extensive experience with Toronto live musicvenues allows one to generate
opinions as to the better clubs to attend. For example, excellent sound and an inviting atmosphere can be found at C'est What, Barcode, Clinton's, and Holy Joe's. With the excepaon of Holy Joe's, these are all clubsthat fit equally wellwithsofter, folk music or louder, rock music. Lee's Palace is a rock and roll club that holdsmore people, but has a sub-par sound system. Ted's WreckingYardis becomingapopular venue, but it tends to fill up very quickly and become intolerably hot, sweaty and smoke-filled. The sound system at Ted's, as well as at Oasis, leaves something to be desired. Some of the more notable performersof this year's kstivalincluded Plumtree (mentioned above), Ember Swift, Mia Sheard, Flux A.D., The Weekend and Michie Mee. Ember Swift is extremely wellknown and well-respeaedin the Toronto music scene and always manages to draw in a huge crowd. Her short but inspired feisty folk set had the C'est What crowd cheering for an encore. Mia Sheard recently released her new CD, Reptilian,and it is gar-
neringenviablereviews. Her live performanceonly solidifiedthe immense talent demonstrated on her outstandingalbum. The sonic hurricane created by the four people on stage was empowering. For more information on this phenomenal artist, visithttp://www.miasheard.com. Flux A.D. and The Weekend are both poplrock bands that play hooky, solidly-written songs. Flux A.D. incorporates a few psychedelic tingesand definitelygetsmore points in the originality column. The WeekendisaToronto band that has been getting so much press lately that many were compelled to check them out. Despite the 9:00 p.m. time slot at Lee's Palace, the club rapidly filled up with eager listeners. One of the biggest draws of the weekend was international recording artist Michie Mee. Although she performed Songs from her solo albums, she is best known as the front woman of the band Raggadeath. Michie Mee has been part of the Canadian hip-hop scene for years now andmembersof the mediawere in abundancefor thisass-kickingperformance. A great feature of the Conference part if NXNE is the SOCAN
NekoCase plays a tune. Songwriter's Circle. The one held early Saturday featured talented singedsongwriters Sarah Harmer, Andy Stochansky, Neko Case, Moe Berg (Pursuit of Happiness) and Ian LeFeuvre (Starling). The musicians each played a couple of songs and spoke about the craft of song-writing and their experiencesas songwriters. Overall, the massive festivalwas lessthrillingthisyearthanlast. However, the sheer magnitude and exhilaration of such an undertaking as North By Northeast cannot be denied. It is an incredibleopportunity to have so many varied performers to choose from- it'slike walking into amusic store butwith live actsinstead of albums. The spirit and energy involved in the weekend makes North By Northeast a brilliant, addictive drug for musiciansandardentmusicfans.
Irnmint. Friday. lune 16, 2000
Mature third album from Terri Clark KATE S C H W A S 8 Imprint staff
urham, Ontario, has had its share of big stars come to visit its small community centre. johnny Cash, Charlie Pride, Paul Brandt,TheW i n s and Blue Rodeo are just some of the names that have travelled to the one stoplight town to entertain locals. Now, it's Terri Clark's turn. The Canadian country music superstar Terri Clark will be hitting the Durham Community Centre stage on June 25, along with guests Chris Cummings and John Landry. Growing up in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Clark knows what rural Iiving- is all about. According to her biography, Clarkusedto fallasleepto her mother strummingthe guitar &dsingingold country hitsinstead of lullabies. Music ran in her family, as Clark'sgrandparents were also country stars in Quebec. Clark was astar-struckteen who pasted photos of country legends like Reba McEntire, Randy Travis andTheJuddson her bedroom walls. She would watch awards shows and cry afterwards because she desperatelywanted to go to Nashville to become a recording artist. When she was just 18 years old, her mother took her to Nashville and Clarkstarted.her singingcareer.
Her first gigwas at the Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. There was a musician on stage playing for tips and being a little innocent and a little bold, Clark asked him if she could take the stage on his break. The man agreed and by the time Clark was getting ready to wrap up
"I don't want to be Queen of the World; I want to be Queen of Myself. I need to reach my goals within myself as an artist." her little show, people had filtered in off the street and the place was full. She was hired and her mother left her there three days later. Clark also waited tables and worked in a boot store in order to make ends meet. In 1995, her first single, "Better Things To Do," went to number three on Billboards' top 40. Herselftitled debut album went gold and
Clarkcontinued to pen hit after hit. Clark has released several singles since "Better Things to Do" including "When Boy Meets Girl," "Poor, Door PitifdMe," "Emotional Girln and "Unsung Hero." In 1996. she won the Canadian ~ountry~u&4ssociations (CCMA) Album of theyear,,Single of theyear andvista RisingStar awards. She was also chosen as the TNN (The NashvilleNetwork)Music City New Star of Tomorrow. In 1997, Clark continued her winningways,placing CCMAAlbum of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year andFans' ChoiceAward on her shelf. Her recently released thud collection from Mercury Records,How I Feel, is what Clark herself has said takes a deeper look at how she has grown over the years emotionally and musically. Her third album holds a maturity the first two did not. "They say change is the most traumaticthing for a human being to go through. Doing this album was like therapy for me. "I've done a lot of growing up and I wantedmy music to show that .[HowIFeel]reflectsalotofwhat I've been going through inside," claimsClark in het Web site bio. Although she has been widely acceptedby country fansworldwide, Clark admits, "I don't want to be Queen of the World; I want to be
screeched into Toronto's Rivoli for a two-nightstint. Both nights saw the club swell with excited fans. June 3 at Lee's Palace was no different. This time, however, the one-
are some of them) and more the mature crowd that seems to gain enjoyment from the music as opposed to outlandish on-stage antics. Which is not to say that the band did not play in to some pretty cheesy rock clichb. No, they had the flying "V" guitars, wild hair, ripped stockings, dramaticmake-upandthestandon-the-speakers,head-bangingmentality. With quite an extensive repertoiretochoose fromL7 performed
Dead," "Andres" and "Shove" incited the mosh pit's most vigorous energy. One of the more annoyingpeople in attendance repeatedly yelled out for L7 to play "Pretend We're Dead," to which Donita Sparks respondedinamodunglysarcastictone, "Why don't we all pretend you're dead? Ha ha." L7 is a great band to see live. They have no troubletranslatingtheir brand of hard rock into a live show
mately professionalband. Their live shows demonstrate not only their talent as musicians andsongwriters, but their genuine respect for and appreciation of their fans. L7 fans tend to be less the 14 year-old girl crowd (although there
songs from many of their albums. However,theirnewestrelease,Slap-happy, was the guest of honour this night. Old favourites always receive the strongest crowd response, though, and tunes like "Pretend We're
time L7 performsin a town near you, check them out - you will be rewarded with a night of fun and fervour. For an uproarious laugh, check out L7's web site at http:// www.sm&7.com.
Lee'sPalace, Toronto June 3,2000 L I S A JOHNSON Impnnt staff
,t was less than a year ago that L7
Terri Clarkrides home tocanada. Queen of Myself. I need to reach my goals within myself as an artist." Clark will be delighting fans in Durham as she tries to reach those goalswithin herself. Although itys no Air Canada Centre, Clark can be sure that the
fans in Durham will be just as receptive as all of her other fans nationwide. ' Tickets are availablefor $29 and $39 seated. Get them at http:// www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling (416) 870-8000.
you don't like violent movies, don't go see Gladiator. Better yet, do go see it and cover your eyes for the gory bits.You'l1 miss a lot, but it will still be worth it. In Gladiator, Ridley Scott, the director of such classics asAIien and BladeRunner, bringsus the first pop-
the great hero, Maximus (Russell Crowe,TheInsider)suffersagreatfall at the hands of the evil Emperor Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix, 8MM).
Commodus kills his father the good Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris, The Field) and sentencesMaximusto death (unsuccessfully) along with his wife and child
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comes agladiator. He then fights his way to fame and back to Rome, where he sees the opportunity to exact his revenge. Featuring a stunning opening scene of the final battle between the Romans and Gauls and numerous spectacular scenes of gladiatorial combat, Gladiator hasall of the fixings of agood action movie. What makes
Swords.tigers.bloodandstuff. It's all good. it stand out though are great actors like Crowe, Harris and the Shakespearean-trained Derek Jacobi (Gracchus), as well as a plot that stands up to more than a cursive examination. Sure, poetic license is taken with the historicalfacts but it is
all basically correct andthe fantastic recreation of Ancient Rome should bemorethanenoughtocompensate any disgruntled history buffs. Gladiator may not be an indicator of what to expect for the rest of the summer, but it'sstill a good start.
Stay tuned for cars a.nd chicks LISA JOHNSON Imprint staff
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he only good thing about Gone in 60 Seconds is the opening song. A ridiculous but fun premise can sometimes work for a movie (ie., Speed)-it doesn't have to result in a completely horrible movie (ie., Gone in 60 Seconds). Most people have heard of the stereotypical"chick flick." Well, this movie is a "dick flick" at its best (ie., worst). Let us have no misunderstanding- this isacar chasefilm. It isabout stealing cars, after all. Here's a synopsis of the plot development: car chase, car chase, car crash, shootout, car chase, fight scene, car chase, clichtd actionmovie one-liner, car crash, shootout, car chase, fun electronic car-stealing gadgets, shootout, car chase, fight scene, clichtdaction movie one-liner, car chase, car crash, things blowing up, gratuitous sex scene, car chase, fun electronic car-stealing gadgets, shootout, lame attempts at base humour, car chase, shootout, things blowingup, car crash, clichtdaction movie one-liner, lame attempt at
cheap sentimentalky, car chase, car crash, thngs blowingup, fight scene, car chase, shootout, car crash, fight scene, shootout. With complete appreciation for frivolous, action-packed, thrill-ride movies, this one is a dud. There were momentsduring the film where members of the audience were laughing out loud and id was not at the clichtd action movie oneliners or lame attempts at base humour. With no knowledge of the origi'nal 1974 film, I can say that this remake is just a really poorly-made movie. The humorous, yet eye-rolling, dialogue is bad enough, but the stunts are socontrived and far-fetched that they don't even try to hint at plausibiity. The characters are all stock each andevery one of them. Nicolas Cage is annoyingly Clint Eastwood throughout the film, and you can predict each impendingsquint, smirk, raised eyebrow, snarky retort and cliched action movie one-liner. There is a grand total of three women in the movie, with a collective on-screen time of about 60 seconds -except for thegratuitous sex scene. One woman is a weak, weepy girl who is really bad at learning to
drive, so she cries. One woman is the "wife" character who servesnopurpose whatsoever but to stand near her husband looking either supportive or admonishing. She doesn't even have a line. And then there's Angelina Jolie -incase theshiny, fastcarsdon't get the predominantly male audience members hard enough. Most guys enjoy hot cars and hot babes, but to really get themoff, put a hot babein or on a hot car while people are fighting, shooting each other or having sex nearby. Another 60 secondsin that theatre and I would have grown a penis.
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What a drag for the AFI JOHNSWAN Imprint staff
ony Curtis andJackLemmon may not have looked asgood as MarilynMonroe in a dress, but according to the American Film Institute (AFI)theywere part of what was considered the funniest cinematic comedy to have been shown on the big screen. On June 14, the AFI determined just what films were the funniest made. Chosen by directors, filmcritics and other movers and shakers in the Hollywood industry, this list was compiled fromsome 500candidates. Topping thelist wassome Likelt
Hot. Starring one half of The Odd Couple (ranked 17inthissurvey)and a famous crooner, this movie tells about two musicians who witness a murder and then hide out with this all female band. Adding appeal with this movie, of course, is the blonde bombshell who made men look at street grates in a whole new light. Created in 1959, SomeLikeItHot wasdirected by Billy Wilder. At number two wasanother film about cross-dressing,Tootsie, starring Dustin Hoffman. As a down andout actor who finds success as a woman, Hoffman had made this 1982 film into a classic that Syndey Pollack di-
rected. Ridingthebomb to number three was the late StanleyKubrick'sclassic, Dr. Strangelove, or how I learned to stop wortyingand love the bomb. Although better known for his darker films like FUNMetal Jacket and A Clockwork Orange, Kubrick put the best names in humour into this odd film. With Slim Pickens and Peter Sellers, who took on three of the roles, thismovie is thevery essence of film noir (et blanche). As for the rest of the top ten, most of them are films that have appeared in last year's AFI Best 100 films. Whiny Woody Allen's Annie Hall, The Marx's Brothers' 1933
Hip hop obsessions and the quest to be different MF special to lmprint
irst off, the topic on most people's minds, even if they aren't into hip hop, "What's the deal with Eminem?" Yup, thiskid hasset the world on fire. He sold, getthls, 1,760,000copies of his album in one week. Of course, immediately following this massive success, a ton of heads immediately wrote Em off as a purely commercial MC, but they couldn't be more wrong. Listen to a track like "Stan," a story of an obsessed fan and tell me that Em has got all the teenybopper Britney and N'Sync fans in mind when he writes songs. I thought so. Get off his back, and appreciate him for the premier lyricist he is. One question remainsand troubles me however: Why have I heard the new Em single on CFNY 102.1, an alternative rock station, but not any other hip hop tracks? Discuss. Speaking of new releases. Pick up the new Dilated Peoples joint before local stores start selling it for $24.99! It's off the hook and worth every penny. Incaseyoudon'tknow,Dilated are agroup out of Cali, comprisedof
Iriscience, Evidence and DJ Babu of the Beat Junkies. The album completely brings hip hop back to its essence, with all the quality lyricism andjawdroppingscratchesyoucould ask for. The petpeeve of theweekiship hop influenced clothing. To put it bluntly, it pisses me off. Any head who has bought a pair of poorly constructed "name" brand jeans or t-shirtsknowswhatI'mtalkingabout. I'm just as guilty as anyone but con on all thes
adoring fans has led to clothing having their names emblazoned across every square inch. On the DJ front, I've been confronted by a lot of established DJs lately who've made it a very strong point that 1200s are the only way to
go if you want to be a "real" DJ. Please! To all the beginners out there, or any students strapped for cash, take my advice. Go out and buy a package of tables and a mixer that doesn't exceed $500. Then do the deed for a year to figure out if you like it. During that time, you'll be practising like a madman. After that year, if you're still into it, then sell your tables and hook up some SL1200s for upwards of $1,300. The equipment debate is stupid. If Jimi Hendrixwasstill alive and he had to play with a $10 guitar, he'd still rock. It's allabout the skillsand not the gear you rock. All right then, that'sit and1hope all the hip hop heads out there enjoyed my ramblings for this week. CKMS 100.3 FM offers The Wax Jungle every Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. And make sure to listen to ThaRuckw, every Monday morning from 6 to 8 a.m., hosted by yours truly, MF, for your weekly dose of new hip hop singlesandbreakingnews. Don'tforget to check out the Official Ruckus Hompage, at http:llgo.tol ThaRuckus. Peace, MF.
classicDuckSoup,Me1Brooke'sBlazingsaddles (huh?),Robert Altman's subversive gem MIA *S*H, Frank Capra's It Happened One Night and the seductivefilm fromMike Nichols called The Graduate occupied positions four through nine, respectively. Atthe foot of the top tenwasAirphne!, a comedy from the team (Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker) that made Leslie Neilson famous. As one can guess, there were a lot of recent films in this. The earliest movie in this list was from Charlie Chaplin's 1925 The Gold Mine, ranked 25. Chaplin also had four other movies thatwere in the top 50, but some critics were outraged that some of his movies weren't ranked higher. The most recent of the lot came fromthe Farrelly Brothers 1998 film There's Somethingabout Mary (just goes to show you how far American
culture has gone down the cultural ladder), rankedat number 27, ahead of Chaplin's three other films. The top rated silent film was Buster Keaton's The General, who came in at number 18. Finally, Good Morning, Vietnam!, a comedy that featured madman Robin Williams, talkedits way into the foot of the list. Obviously,some peopleweren't happy with this list, or even the top ten. BlazingSaddles?In the top ten? 8Oth, at best! Annie Hall may have been atop ten, but puttingit at number four was a tad overrated. And sure, Tootsie and SomeLikeIt Hot may be top ten material, but they can't be rated above our favourite Dr. Strangelove. Must be something "preverted" that's going on here. Also, M"A*S*H and the Graduate deserve to be in the top five. Still, it seems that Lemmon, Curtis and Hoffman are the best laughs one can get.
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One8"xlO"/Two5"x7"/Six2"x3" $15.00 sitting fee (reg. $30.00) expires July 31,2000
Individual portrait session in a professional studio * Your choice of pose * 8 to 12 poses to choose from PROOFS READY IN 24 HRS. "We carry all colours for U W and WLU"
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EVERGREEN PLAZA. 370 Highland Road - KITCHENER at Westmount (next to Food Basics)