Coal tar, shmoal tar
Austrian architect pledges to remediate proposed UW Architecture site C H R I S EDEY Imprint staff
ambridge, Ontario, along with the majority of Canadian cities, possesses an inner city characterized by former industrial sites-called brownfieldsoften polluted by decades of industrial activity. If all goes as planned, the University of Waterloo school of architecture will relocate to just such a brownfield site in 2003. In general, the rehabilitation of polluted land is an extremely expensive operation, and many proposed redevelopment schemes have been halted by unexpectedly large bills for soil remediation. However, in an incredible act of generosity, Oscar Ganhal, the current owner of the property, has promised tocompletely remediate the site before donating it to the school of architecture. "The owner will be giving it to the school of architecture in a clean condition, that's the plan. He has to do it in any event, and he's prepared to," said his representative, Cambridge realtor Tom Watson. Watson also added that the cost has been estimated to be between $250,000 and $850,000. The finepointsof the proposed remediation are still under negotiation between Ganhal, the City of Cambridge, and the Cambridge consortium. The proposed site of the school of architecture has a lone and somewhat dubious history as anindustrial area. In 1886, the Galt Gas Company was formed and began operations on the site. Historical records areincomplete, butthe company did operate what was then known as a coal gasification plant. Before oil became an important source of power, a form of natural gas was extracted from coal in a process that was both dangerous and detrimental to the environment.
By 1905 the plant had closed, and the building was then used for storage by the Galt Robe Company. In 1920, the Galt Robe Company had reorganized itself as Dobbie Industries and a textile mill was constructed on the site. Dobbie Industries went into receivership in 1972 and textile manufacture ceasedsometime prior to 1980. All buildings on the site were demolished and the site was purchased by CNA Holdings. They planned to build luxury waterfront condominiumson thesite in theearly 1980s.For acombinationof reasons. the condominiums were never built and the site remained vacant. Cambridgeplanner Rob Horne was able to shed some light on why the construction did not go ahead: "The issue of how you would remediate the site was not clearly understood, and the condominium market was shrinking." He added that "we were in a slight recession at that point, and it had a lot to do with market forces." CNAHoldingscould not be reached for comment, and it is unclear whether the company is still in existence. At present, the site is vacant and still contaminated. "There has been a lot of testing done, but there hasn't been any cleanup work at all," Watson confirmed. The issue of former coal gasification plants is very important in urban redevelopment efforts throughout Ontario. Sites contaminated by these operations lie vacant from Toronto to Ottawa to North Bay. Jim Steeves, an environmental officer with the contaminated sites group of Public Works and Governmentservices Canada, commented: "The processof coalgasificationused kilns to heat up charcoal, and captured the gas that was produced." The wastes created include "globs
The hillsarealive.. .with thesoundof remediation. and oils, that were often dumped into a lagoon and would then sink into the ground." Coal tar is the primary component of the leftover sludge, but these plants were also known to produce a wide variety of polyarom&ic hydrocarbons, which are well knowncarcinoaens. - Neither Hornnor Watson could confirm the presence of the carcinogens on the Cambridgesite,but many similar sites have encountered this type of contamination. When asked to comment on the expense of an effort to remediate a site contaminated with coal tar. Steeves said "it would depend on how long [the coal gasification plant] was there, the extent of the contamination, and local soil conditions." Watson confirmedthat the contamination is "fairly extensive; [it] occupies the southern quarter of the site and is all localized in one spot." Steevt-s added that he has found soil remediation to be a very expensive undertaking in other projects he has been involved with. Without the commitment of Ganhal to clean thesite, the cost from remediating the site could have easily become a project derailing issue.
Given that most of the past owners, especially the Galt Gas Company, are long since bankrupt, itwould be impossible to require a traditional "polluter-pays" arrangement to clean up the site. According to Watson, the terms of agreement between UW and Ganhal do include a provision that allows him to walk away from the deal if, "during the owner's cleanup, he finds somethine"that is so onerous thatthe cost to cleanitounveighsany economic advantage the land might have." Rick Haldenby, director of the school of architecture, is confident the site will be completely cleaned before the move. He added, "Oneof the most attractive things about this project is that it will remediate a site
that has contamination," allowing it to once again play arole in the urban fabric. He confirmed that the school of architecture will definitelyreceive thesite "whenit is fully remediated." Haidenby feels that aproject including the rehabilitationof an oldindustrial brownfield will be more attractive to the provincial government, which has announced brownfield redevelopment as an important policy for urban development. When asked, Horne was uncertain where the ultimate responsibility for the cleanup would lie, but according to Watson the issue is fully resolved. "It is the owner'sresponsibility under the terms of agreement with the university to have it properly cleaned and have it certified by an engineer."
Quest makes a dubious debut at UW MELISSA GRAHAM Imprint staff
niversity of Waterloo's QUEST online registration systemwentliveonWednesday, July 16, leaving many students angry about a system they say does not work and should have been better tested before implementation. In his post to online newsgroup uw.genera1, Phil Ferreriasummarizes many of the problems students have with the newsystem: "timing, lackof information, need to get a UW password, appointments and freedom -there isn't any." Ferreria criticized the new system, from its rigid format to its poor timing. Studentsare studying for finals and trying to get term papersin, he adds. Ferreriaattended one of the informationseminars, but
says the organizerswere ill-prepared and had insufficient time to explain the process. ThemyQUESTsoftwarewasacquired as part of the administrative and financial software that the university purchased from PeopleSoft in 1996. UWstarted to implement it in 1997andthis fall the first year class had all of its records administered with the newsystem.The PeopleSoft system will be completely implemented over the next 12 months. Studentsscheduled for a 6 p.m. to 10p.m. appointment time on July 18 experienced four hours of frustration when they were unable to log on. The session was extended until 1lp.m., butstudentswouldhave been unaware unless they returned to the first page to read the notice, or called the help line after 9 p.m., when the decision was made.
Last week's problems were caused by an error in the configuration of the application server and an authentication problemwithUWDir. The authentication problem was fixed by July 17,but according to IST project coordinator David Mason, the configuration problem is what accountedfor the problems Wednesday night. Security is also an issue with myQUEST. One student generated several thousand requests to log on, slowing down the system. "I suspect someone was running some kind of script that basicallywas justhammering at the page trying to answer the prompts," said one IST staff member. IST does not believe that what happened was done with malicious intent but rather inadvertently.They have acted to correct the problem and will be monitoring the situation.
IST claims that myQUEST can handle about 1,000 concurrent users, far more than the 400 to 500 students who have an appointment at any given time to enroll. Mason cites two reasons for the use of aopointments: the faculties wanted to manage the first-come, first-serve basis of the system by ensuringsenior studentsgot the classes they needed. But the system also had to be able to manage the load in the beginning. Not all students are unhappy with the newsystem. Melisa Clements, aUWsciencestudentsaid: "I like that IknowifIhaveany conflicts,Icanget them resolved right away." Some students suggested that the system should have been taken offline, allowingIST to workout the bugs. "Once we had the first-year students admitted,itwas the point of no return," said registrar Ken
Lavigne. According to Lavigne, the records for the first year students were not availableon the oldsystem as the new system came online. Lavigne admitted that students used pen and paper for fall registrations and their selectionswereinputted into the system by administrative staff, which could have been done again this term. The time it takes to enroll, accordingto Levigne, is afunction of the learning element of the system. MyQUESTwasnotready for launch until late in the week of July 9, leaving twodays for students toget their UW passwords and attend informationsessions. Staff at IST stressed that myQUEST is just a small part of the Student InformationSystemsProject. please see page 4
Imprint, Friday, July 27, 2001
Feds censor anti-abortion group lmprint staff
wo UW students have accused the Feds of censoring UW Students for Life by refusing to approve two poster designs earlier this month. Alex Cassar and Lawrence Lam are members of UW Students for Life, acampuspro-life group. On July 6, the Feds refused to allowtwo poster designs on Feds bulletin boards. The posters were apart of the anti-abortiongroup's Question Abortion camvaian. . - , featuring ag- I *-a-b--r+"~essivemessagesandpo~ingdiffi~~tque~~on~ *----w~"for pro-choice supporters. ..-l12.222--%.-I One of the two posters features a photo of a blonde woman with the caption: "Did I deserve the death penalty? My 'crime' was being conceived through rape." The other reads: "Is this the face of the enemy? Abortion advocates pit women against our children," and features a photo of a small infant. posters have theintention ofgettinganegative The firstrun ofthe posters wentup Friday, reaction when people look at them. Some June 15. According to Feds vice president of people were alarmed, thinking that they repstudent services Brenda Beatty, SLC manager resented Feds politics." Ann Simpson saw the posters and contacted As a result of the complaints, Beatty apher to get the Feds' opinion. At that time, proved only four of the group's six designs Beatty said she did not have any concerns. when they returned for a second round postAfter students started to complain, Beatty ing. She explainsthat the Feds policy guidelines changed her mind. "The effect was pretty allow the Feds torefuse to postany itemat their quick. For the followingtwo weeks,I had about discretion. "We are allowed to not approve 25 students come in. At least one a day." anything that is presented to us," she said. Beatty said that the students were particuAlex Cassar, vice president of the pro-life larly concernedwithtwo specificposters,"Did group, said, "we support the ~ e dsupporting s I deserve the death penalty?" and "Is this the all students with all views," but was frustrated face of the enemy?" as he attempted to clarig why their posters "Some of [the complaints] were just 'I feel were deemed unacceptable. "They should aluncomfortable walking down the halls in my low all groups to post as they wish under the school with these posters there,"' said Beatty. same standard," he said.
Beatty said there was no standard or set of guidelines that she used to refuse the group's designs, but that she felt the complaints from students were significantjustification. In a letter to UW Students for Life, Beatty wrote: "My decision to not approve two of the posters from the poster run was my attempt to act on behalf of the dozens of students who have communicatedto me their problems with those particular posters used to convey the Question Abortion message." Feds president Yaacov Iland said: "There doesn't exist an official [policy]at the moment, so what we're trying to figure out is what is the fairestone. So we've gone through questioning student ooinion -that's a difficult one. because opinions are not generally agood way of settlinewhat ideas can be heard and whatcan't. " We've discussed the harassing nature of posters, and if that's enough, and how you define harassment." The U W Students for Life has been a recognized Feds club sinceJanuary, 2000. It is Feds policy that all clubs must use thedubslogo on poster materials. This has caused questions as to whether or not the Feds are pro-life. Without a clear policy or standard, the decision to censor the posters was leftto Beatty and the opinions of her complainants. Beatty insisted that the Feds support diversity, and that the Feds would be supportive of acampus pro-choice group as well if it existed. "People often expect the Womyn's Centre to do something in opposition of this, and I would presume that most of the people who frequent the Womyn's Centre are pro-choice, but they've chosen to stay out of this," said Beatty, who was the coordinator of the Womyn's Centre before taking office.
Dixon adjusting to deanship SWAN lmprint staff
hen George Dixon first came to the University of Waterloo, Pierre Trudeau was in the middle of his fourth term of office, the MontrCalExposwere contentding for the National ~ e a ~ u e b e n n a n t and itwas alittle more thanamonth sinceTerrv Foxdied. ~ a v i n ~ ~ r a d u a t e d wh iit hs ~ from h ~ the University of Guelph, great things were expected from this young man. Now, 20 years and several awards later, Dixon started a new chapter in his life on CanadaDay when he took the reigns from John Thompson as the dean of science. Dixon began his undergraduatestudies at Sir George Williams Universityand continued his studies at what is now Concordiauniversity Dixon's new duties that he didn't have to do as in the field of environmental toxicology. His a lecturer and as a researcher was budgeting. specialty is studying how mining and other "One of the big things you have to do as dean activitiesinvolvingtoxicmaterials affect aquatic is to deal with the budget," said Dixon. beings (primarilyfish)and he has passed on this Another of Dixon'scurrentdutiesinvolves interest to graduate students. A decade after finding out the expectadonsofthemembersof entering the department of biology, Dixon not only biology, but also chemistry, earth won the Distinguished Teacher Award for his sciences, physicsand the school of optometry. excellent style of lectures and making the toxi- "Right now,"notedDixon, "I ammeeting with cology of fish a fascinating topic for many each of the chairs, gathering information, just undergraduates. Along with at least 20 publi- sort of like what you're doing right now." cations, ranging from The effects of oil sands Challenges? In Dixon's job, there will alrelatedaquatic reclamation ofyellow perch to ways be challenges, especia!ly when talking Erzuironmentai health assessment ofthe benthic aboutauniversityinOntario. "I think probably habitat adjacent to a pulp milldischarge, Dixon ihe biggest issue is the more than 700 students has also been the chair of the biology depart- inSeptember, which isabout 100more than we ment and served as the Associate Dean of wereexpecting. Obviously,weare makingsure Scienceunder Thompson.He has also won the thatevery studenthaslabspace andclassspace." Excellence in Research Award. Dlxonsaid. As well, Dixon uttered thatthe new As expected, Dixon has had to do some SISP has bugs that need to be fixed and he has adjusting to hisnew position. Whenasked how spent time ironing outthese little nuisances for he was finding his newpost, Dixon replied, "So the system. Dixon seeks to expand science's far, so good, having basically the first couple of research enterprise and to expand science's months is a steep learning curve." One of role in a broader level within the university. - -
When asked about his goals, Dixon responded, "There are three areas that I have long term interest: first, increase the number and breadth of study for graduate students; second, I'minterested in new opportunities for undergrads, in term of distance education, comouter resources and interested in entertaining new programs at undergrad level that are more sensitive to what students are looking for and third, [thisoneismoreuniversitybased] I amvery interested in collaborative undertakings with departments that are outside the faculty." Dixon expanded on this third by explaining, "Here, faculties tend to act as individual units, when we should be reaching out in light of budget cuts. There are opportunities for collaboration with almost all the units on campus." Finally, Dixon neatly summarized his hopesfor his five-year tenureasdean of science by saying, "I suppose that I am very much looking forward to my term as dean. I would like to see my colleagues work towards their objectives."
Virus alert C H R I S EDEY Imprint staff
f only they could use their powers for good instead of evil. As many of you may have noticed from your overflowing e-mail inboxes, two computer viruses have been set loose during the pastweek wreaking havoc on computers and servers across campus. The firstvirus, knownasSirCam, operates through popular e-mail programs like Outlook Express, and promulgates itself through cyberspace by sending copies of itself to addresses lifted from an infected address book. It conceals itself by appearing with a subject title such as "Hi! How are you?" or "I sent you this file in order to have your advice." In an innovative twist, opening the infected message attachmentnotonly cripples your computer and exposes everyone in your address book to the same fate, it is also kind enough to concealitself in an attachmentselectedatrandom from your hard drive. which it Droceedsto rnaiiout. Do vou regret saving all those 'adult' downloads on your hard drive yet? On the plus side, YOU just might receive a completed essay for class that you're in -too bad it's infected. Half a dozen Imprint computers received a knockout HOW tourtesy of Sir Cam, causing no end to the fun for staff members whoworkedunti1 2 a.m. to remedy the situation. How should one avoid a similar fate? Same as always: do not to open suspicious attachments that come via e-mail. If you happen to receive an e-mail with an attachment and it has an extension of .exe or .vbs, do not open it. Those who create these viruses, who are not lackingcreativity,now create viruses of '.doc.com' type by attempting to dupe people into believing that they have received a Word file instead of a pain in the ass. Those who unfortunately possess infected computers are advised to consult http:// securityportal.com/research/virus/profiles/ w32sircam.html for further information on removing this delightfulworm-typevirus. Even computer systems operating with an anti-virus program, suchas Norton, can be disabled if the servers run out of space for stashing quarantined files. Considering howlmpn'nt has alone received approximately 100 messages infected withSirCarn,thisisareal possibility.SirCam is currentlybeing distributed in English and Spanish. Thesecondvirusinquesrion is alsoaworm virus, and is known as CodeRed. The CodeXed worm affectssystemsrunning Microsoltlndex Server 2.0 or the Windows 2000 Indexing service, this worm uses a known buffer overflow contained in 1SAPI.DI.L. It is advised that IIS users should download Microsoft's patch for the .ida vulnerability at http:// www.microsoft.com/technet~security/bulletid MS01-033.asp. Agreat big thank-yougoes out to the well meaningsoulswho unleashed theselittle beasts on the computers of the world. May your computer monitors give you brain cancer.
developers attempt to dupe people into believing that they have a file instead of a pain in the ass.
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osing someone to cancer can be tough. Especially a loved one, such as a mother or father. It was no exception when UW student Brad Hetherington's father succumbed to the disease this past May. Unfortunately, something like this is not a rare event. People die of cancer all the time-rightnowthere's not much that medicine can do, except delay the inevitable. But there's hope that might change. Brad's fellow studentsin the UWTeaching StudentslAssociation wanted to contribute insome way to helping this happen and at the same time show their support for Brad.
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here are youlivinginSeptember? Those SLC couches are lookingprettycozy. Unfortunately, most students might not have much choiceshort froilivingin the Great Hall for the next eight months. The race for housing is on, but many students are being left in the dust of frosh and co-op returnees scrounging for last minute residency. Waterloo is one of the worst regions in Canada to find student housing. The vacancy rate in Waterloois lower than the third-lowest in 26 major centres in Canada. With two universitiesand a satellitecollegecampusin the same three kilometre radius, it's easy to see why vacant student housing is impossible to find. Locating housing is becoming more of a frustratingexperiencethan finding a co-op placement. In many ways, co-op and housing problems go hand-in-hand for UWstudents. Septemberis probably the worst month of the year to find housing. Frosh are first to s c o o. ~UD. residence rooms and off-campus housing after they receive their ac-
Under the leadership of Nerissa Garcia, a fundraising campaign was organized to help out the Canadian Cancer Society. Maybe you happened onto some people selling cotton candy in the SLC on July 10 or 12. If so, you were seeing the fundraisingin full effect. Over those two days, $450 of cotton candy and raffle tickets were sold. There were two raffles, one a 50150 draw, the other for an autographed plaque of Raptor Antonio Davis. The Saturday beforehand, the fundraising kicked off atthe Shellgas station with car washing. Despite a midday downpour, TSA members managed to clean enough cars before it came down, and then later on in the afternoon after it stopped, to rake in $480.
MathSoc kicked in $1000, so that all told, the fundraising brought in over $1,900. The TSA members decided they'd go all the way, chipping in a bit more from their own pockets to reach the magical two grand plateau. At the TSA end of term dinner, a cheque was presented to the Canadian Cancer Society in honour of Bob Hetherington in the amount of $2,001. Nerissa had this to say: "We are hopefully giving some other family more time with their loved one and hopefully one day our donation will play a part in finding a cure for this disease. Everyone has been affected by cancer somehow andeveryone in the TSA felt that this was a very worthwhile cause."
ceptances in June. Co-op students landing jobs in Kitchener-Waterloo don't find out untilJuly that they will need to find housing in the area. By this time,returningstudentsandover 4,000 frosh havebeen enjoying the summer free of classifieds- browsing and nervously checking region housing boards. Some students are resorting to intra-region emigration. The search for housing has expanded as far as downtownKitchener,whichis about a 20 minute bus ride, or a $15 taxi fare, to the campus. But the housing rate in Kitchener isn't any rosier -the fall 1999 rate was 0.7 per centvacancy. Waterloo was 0.3 per cent. More alarming, areport from a student housing task force assigned to assessing the housing crunch in Waterloo predicts that 2,000 students may have nowhere to live in 2004. The report also shows that the rate of beds being built does not meet the eventual need for beds. Major housing problems will arise earlier than 2004. In 2003, UW will be faced with an avalanche of applicationscomingfromthegraduatingOACsandgradetwelves. More
students being acceptedmeans more beds needed. The new Mackenzie King Village will absorb some overflow, but not near enough to even remotely solve the inevitable problem. And that's not even considering the amount of students admitted to WLU. The shortage is only part of the problem. Housing has become a "last resort" affair in this city. Students have no choice but to live in cash-cow housing that barely live up to comfortable standards. Think mice are commonplace inonly Toronto basement apartments? Think again. Last week, a Record report told the region what UWstudents already know: student housingis expensively de~lorable.The article even reported on two illegal housingoperations, located at 225 Albert St. and 100UniversityAve. Each house was fined $1,800, whichis probably peanuts compared to what these landlords pull in from tenants. There is no easy answer to the housing problem in Waterloo region. The region, city and Feds all seem to be on board trying to find solutions, but the only solution is to build fast.
Problems with Quest continued from page 2
Covering everything from registration to convocation.,the ~roiectwill include functions from the administration of financial aid and admissions to marks processing and student accountsreceivable. In essence, itwill affecteverythingto do with the university. The huge scope of the project may be cause for concern, considering the controversy at Cleveland State University who has threatened to sue PeopleSoft over the software they implemented in fall 1998. CSU has had numerous upgrades due to problems with the system including difficulty processing financial aid &
awards for students and the universitv's inabilitv to track the age ,. of its accounts receivable. Accordingto the chairmanof the CSUtrustees. William F. Patient, the PeopleSoftprogramis "an unmanageable system." Originally to cost $4.2 million, this figure has ballooned to over $15 million. The Universityof Minnesota has experiencedsimilarproblems includinga two-month delaygetting financial aid to students in the fall of 1999. In November of l999,Uof M wrote aletter to PeopleSoft in conjunction with six other major universities, demanding changesbecause the performance of the systemswas "simply unacceptable." This is one case where slow
progress by the university may benefitstudents. UWpurchased the software in 1996, and has been working toward implementation since 1997. The systemhadto be "Canadianized" to account for GST and PST among other things -a consideration that necessitated a later implementation date. When Lavigne was asked if he was willing to apologize to the students for some of the confusion, lack of information provided about the enrollment process and the amount of time it tooksomestudents to complete the process, hesaid, "I'll discuss it with the management committee in terms of an appropriate communication to the campus."
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ile I don't usually expect to become angered or incensed on a trip through Hagey Hall, I had that distinct displeasure very recently. On my way to meet a friend, I passed the source of my anger, a poster bearing a Barbie-like face with a placidsmile and serious eyes, and below this face the caption: "Did I deserve the death penalty? My 'crime' was being conceived through rape. So thenexttime you hear people talking about 'exceptions' to abortion for rape and incest, think of me. My name is Rebecca. I am that exception." Thiswas notthe only one. Another poster, this one bearing the visage of a cherubic infant read: "Is this the face of the enemy?" In additionto their vehement anti-choice messages, both posters were imprinted with emblems representing Feminists for Life of America,UW StudentsFor Life (UWSFL),and the UW Clubs loeo. As an ardent believer in the right of choice, my sensibilities were certainly offended by what I perceive as a malignant misrepresentationofthe pro-choice ethos.What had me even more irritated was that these posters also bore the logo of the Federation of Students. My immediate assumption, one I would soon find out was shared by others, was that our student government hadgone beyond non-partisan backing of a legitimate club (as represented by the UW clubs logo) to fullfledged promotion of an anti-choice agenda (as implied by the Federation of Students emblem). Angry at the thought that an institution dedicated to representing a diverse array of students such as the Feds, would even touch an issue as contentious abortion, Ispoke withVP of student issues, Brenda Beatty. I was not the first studentto voice my concerns, and I would not be the last (whileI was making anappointment with Ms. Beatty, three other students came in to complain about the posters). After hearing over 30 complaints, Ms. Beatty decided to pull those posters which had received the bulk of the criticism - the two I have already mentioned. Other UWSFL posters have
or the past few months our new Fed exec have been well below the radar, and now we know what they've been doing. The Feds released their strategic plan this week, with alittle fanfare, and a lot of promises. There's a lot here that we've been waiting for, and a little bit of front-loading to make everyone look like they've been busy. For example, vice pres~dentof student issues Brenda Beatty is charged with creating and implementing an employee of the month program. Well, that particular programstarted in May and ran thoughout June. It's good practice to have things well on their way when you release your plans for the future. I'll admit I'vegot a lot of respect for Feds president Yaacov Iland and the work that he does. It's a marked improvement over past years. That aside, alittle sniping from the grassy knoll never hurt anyone. It's all in good fun. Iland hopes to have Waterloo's 75mlodging house bylaw amended, allowing lodging houses to locate within the distance limit. Not a bad idea, assuming that everyone who's running a lodging house in the region has alicense. It might just create more legal lodging houses, and put more license fees into the municipal coffers.
censor UW Students forlife. "Censorship is a pretty loaded term, and a powerful I one in our time," she said. She asserts that there is a distinct difference between messages and the means through which they are communicated.In the end, Ms. Beatty's criterion for dealing with the contentious posters came from Feds policy #l3, whichstates: "Universitieshave traditionally been the bastions of academic and philosophic freedom. Though the views expressed by members of communities are diverse and sometimes diametrically opposed, we respect the opinions of all those who respect the rights of others." In other words, whileUWSFLrepresents anexpected and respected intellectualniche in UW'sdiversecommunity, these particular posters went beyond promoting a pro-life agenda to maliciously distorting the pro-choice philosophy. I may be pro-choice, but I certainlydo not view babies, or anyone for that matter, as my enemy. I view the option of choice during pregnancy as an agency of protection for children. Someone very close to me once had an abortion because carrying her baby to term would have surely killed her. She had two children already, and because she loves them, she made achoice which enabled them to grow up under the care of their mother. Clearly, there are 'exceptions' on both sides. It is not my aim, however, to debate the
The other big one on Iland's list is the Waterloo Campaign. Although it's pretty hard to argue that more student space and expanded Athletics facilities are a bad thing, I don't expect it will be easy to sell a $20-a-year (times 25 years) increase in the student fee. Vice president of administration and finance Dawn Phillips has committed to getting thingsgoingdown at the Feds UsedBookstore, and again, things are well on their way. The store is up and running in its newlyrenovated space, but students are still hung out to dry without direct deposit and online features, something Phillips promised during her election campaign (althougha little birdie told me last year that the work was already done). No matter whostarted it, it's still not finished. Speakingof the unfinished, the Feds have committed to starting anonline forum to allow students to give feedback and talk about Feds issues. It's a fantasticidea, and one that I think was started way back under the old exec, and squashed by a certain outgoing Feds president with a enchant for bad scotch. Ryan Stammers, your vice president of education (or VP travel, as Mark Schaan used to say with a trademarkgrin), has made his first goal to launch a new Feds Education Station
issue of abortion here. I understand and accept that many disagreewith my pro-choice stance, but Iexpect that anyone who didwish todebate theissue with me wouldshow me the same level of respect, something1feel was sadlylackingin those two posters. It is true that a conception produced by rape does not necessarily have to end in abortion. However, the Feminists for Life of America, andUWSFLby their associationclaim that when it comes to abortion, '.'lack of emotional and financial support are the real enemies." I couldn't agree more; I suggest that perhaps the 'pro-life' agenda would be better served by trying to prevent emotional, financial and physical violence against women, instead of further stigmatizingand alienating its victims. To support an anti-choice agenda is one thing, but if being 'pro-life'is the objective, then it is essentialto be able to understand and evaluate just what kind of life is being promoted.
-Devon Scoble 4Aantbropology
Web site. For the Feds, this might be their smartestmove yet. There isn't asingle portfolio among them that is more poorly understood than that of the VP education. Even better than that, Stammershas committed to putting course evaluations online, something the university administration has been trying to avoid for some hme. A recent interview with incommg UW vice president academic and provost Amit Chakma demonstrated that UW sees more harm than good with prof evaluations online. Brenda Beatty has the new Co-op student service in her portfolio. Last winter, a Feds referendum empowered them to create a new co-op society -with no funding. In other news, Beatty said in a recent uwstudent.org article that she hoped to avoid corporate funding for the safety van as they might try to exert "corporate control" over the van. I'm sorry, but what is she talking about? Sorry kids, the safety van doesn't go straight home any more; instead it swings by pizza hut once per trip to ensure that you're properly satiated with corporate pizza.
RyanMatthew Merkley editor-inzhief
toms practiced by the UW Police that I, as an international student, am just not aware of.
am aninternational student from Germany spendinga year at UW. I hada pre-xystrange experience yesterday and I just wanted to inform you about it. Ileftmy bike atSouthcampusHall (Monday, July 16)foraday,becauseIgotaride home fromschoolandwanted to pickit up on Wednesday. To makesurenobody couldmovemybike, I locked it to a railing. When I came back on Wednesday I found a note by the UW Police, reminding me that I was supposed to leave my bikeinarack. I also found both of my tubes and tiresslashed. Replacing the tubesand tires cost me anice little $50, which doesn't matter, since my student budget is enormous (I hope everybody realizes the sarcastic undertone. . .). I wanted to know if that was just some stupid coincidence or if there are certain cus-
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o tell the truth, I didn't really want to write about the protests in Genoa, Italy. I was ready to havesome fun this week. Too bad. Rest in peace, Carlo Giuliani. Notthe firstcasualty, nor thelast, simply the mostpublicized. Maybe they haven't all beenshot twice in the head, but many people have been severely affected by decisions made by our world leaders -the G8, the IMF, the World Bank and the World Trade Organization, among others. In the build-up to the meetings in Quebec City, Montreal activist Jaggi Singh warned, "There are violent people coming to Quebec -the 34 leaders of the countriesattending the summit have been responsible for thousands of deaths. These leaders are not committed to non-violence. They have bombed Baghdad, Belgrade, and they have refused life-saving drugs for people with AIDS." Unfortunately for Jaggi, this type of outspokeness resulted in his being kidnapped from the streets of Quebec during the protests, beaten and held in jail for 17 days before being let out on bail. I felt1 needed to say something about the Genoa protests because of how well the leaders, police and media have obscured what the protests are about. My mom (who tries to keep on top of world issues) had no idea what the protests were about. None If you read the papers, you won't find out whatthe peopleare protesting about.Youonly hear why they shouldn'tbe protestingand how bad it is that they are. Here's my interpretation of why people are taking to the streets. It's not about any one issue, it's about a multitude of them. It's about how our economicsystemexploits the poor and keeps them there. It's about how our environment is going to shit. It's about how corporations are gradually winning free reign to do what they want, where they want. It's about the huge amount of power in the hands of a few (white males). Whenchretiensaysit's time tostop focusingon the protests andget back to the issues,he means to stop listeningto protesters and accept leaders'soundbites .The protests are aboutthe issues, although youcan't tell from the news. When Bush says that protesters are trying to stop the democratic process, you need only think back one year to when he became the
Response to a letter To theeditor,
would sincerely like to address comments made by Mr. Christopher Price regardingan article on media control by Greg Macdougall. Mr.Pricecommences hisletter by claiming that protestors in Quebec City "received media attention and analysis that is way out of whack with the tiny percentageof the population they represent." Although Mr. Price may not speak with many supporters of the protests in his immediate circle, he should be aware that a CBC poll during the protest showed that 43 per cent of Canadianswere not in favour of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas. I feel that this is a significantportion of the popula-
most powerful manin the world by winning the Floridavote, a vote that was widely criticized for race-related voting irregularitiesand where the man with the final say (Florida's governor) just happened to beGWB's brother. What kind of democracy is that? When Tony Blair said that the protesters don't represent anyone besides themselves, he displayed a very sad understanding of what democracy should mean. Why should they need to represent others for their concerns to be valid? Does democracy not mean that everyone gets a voice? In fact, the 100,000-plus people who showed up in Genoa, many more than were in Quebec, Seattle, or any other previous protest, were there speaking for the countless more who couldn't or didn't choose to attend and throw their human rights on the line. The protesters are trying to say that their voices are being ignored and that they would like to have some input in the decision making process. By usingthepoliceandmilitaryto quell dissent, governments are proving how undemocratic our system actually is. In a democracy, the people would be running the world. Unfortunately, that ain't where we're at. The G-8, the World Bank, the IMF and the WorldTrade Organization are all organizations that have no real accountability to any populations of the world. Onanational level, Igetonesay every four years - and if I don't vote for the winning candidate, my vote doesn't count for shit. I want a better system, as do the people out protesting. For that many people to make the effort they did, just for their concerns to be miscommunicated or ignored by the mainstream media, is telling of the state of democracy in our society. People understand that they have been excluded from the process and are trying to get themselves back in. Its clear to see that in our 'democracy' it's hard for them to even try and speak for themselves. For one, Carlo Giuliani will never speak for himself again. The protests are about everyone having a say -what democracy is supposed to be about. Too bad the democracy we're living inisn't quite living up to the ideal. For more on the protests, check out italia.indymedia.org, or article #I379 on ontmio.indymedur.org.
tion, in fact governments have been elected in this country with equivalent support. However, the mediacoveragegivento the Quebec City Summit was still disproportionate. As a participant of the protests in Quebec the onlv violence that I saw take lace was committed by the police who often tear gassed groups of people who were standing still and holding signs. Mr. Price's views seem to have been effectively moulded by the commercialismof corporate mediawith regard to the "coverage" of the Quebec Summit. Is he even aware that a People's Summit of thousands of peaceful protestors gathered to discuss viable alternatives to the FTAA that same weekend? Furthermore, Mr. Price makes the comment that the reason corporations "make so muchgoddamn money is that they give people what they want." This statement has some truth to it, but Mr. Macdougall's article effectively argues that the mass media is able to control the wants of societv. Is Mr. Price aware that early cigarette and cola companies advertised their ~roductssuccessfullvas health tonics? I'm sure that he would agree that these products in truth pose detrimental healthconsequencesto consumers. Where Mr. Macdougall strives to motivate readers to questionall that they read, Mr. Price seems to defend a blind acceptance of
what the mass media tells you. Mr. Price says thisis human nature. An argument justified by the theory that "this is the way it is and how it will always be"is flawedfor two reasons. First, many societies live according to sustainable principles.These societiesare not based on the consume-at-all-costsphilosophy that Mr. Price espouses. Second,if all beliefswerestatic,many social injusticeswould continue forever without reason. Finally, Mr. Price claims that "corporations only exist because people are all too eager to consume whatever products are shoved in their face." This is grossly inaccurate. Corporationsexist becauseof limitedliability.Limited liability allowsthe owner of the corporation to escape legal responsibility for the detrimental effects that hislher product may have on society. Thls includes the negative consequencesof convincing someone to use a product that is harmful to one's health and environment. Mr. Macdougall's article urges us to get informed about the consequences of our actions through the use of the Internet as a media alternative. He urgesus to make acareful effort to dissect the arguments of the mass media that we so blatantly accept. If this is what Mr. Price txms as "leftist rage" then he can count me in. 4ramgFortier 3Bartslaccountmng
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of oil in Venezuela, which for the most part is nationalized, has been seen both as a blessing and a curse to the Venezuelan people. Alith the electionof Hugo Chavez inVen- though it is seen by many as the cause of ezuela in 1999 and an end to the bi- corruption, many Venezuelans feel that if the party oligarchical rule of the Democratic Ac- money generated from petroleum were used tion Party and the Social ChristianCopei Party, properly, Venezuela would prosper. Venezuela has become the newest battleground Politically,Venezuela's main problem that of Latin American nationalism. Claimingpoliti- led to the creation of the Fifth RepublicMovecal descendancy from theLatin American hero ment, can be seen as corruption and dependSimone Bolivar, Hugo Chavez has carried out ency on the big brother to the north (the US). a peaceful social revolution without firing a Since 1959, the democratic process within shot. However, Chavez has not been able to Venezuela has been marked by corrupt officarry outthese reforms withoutresistancefrom cials, squandering of public resources, and a the internal corporate elite within Venezuela, lack of differentiation between the different who have been doing all they can to attempt to political parties. stop his "peaceful revolution." To understand With the exclusion of humane alternathe struggle between revolution and counter tives to the politicalsystemand the annihilation revolution that is going on inVenezuela today, of guerrilla forces within the mountains in the one must understand the conditions within 1960's, Venezuelan politics became an excluVenezuela and have a brief understanding of sive boysclub for the elite and stagnated. Howhow Chavez came to power. ever, the stagnant rule of this old elite did not Venezuela is a country in Latin America go unchallenged. bordering Colombia,Brazil and Guyana. With The 1989 attempt to impose Internaa population of 23,542,649 living on an area tional Monetary Fund structural adjustment about twice the size of California,about 67 per programs within Venezuela led to a people's cent live below the poverty line. Venezuela has uprising throughout the country, with mass a history of resistance and can been seen as a , looting andstreet fights between the army and powder keg. Although 18 per cent of people the people. This event inspired the failed coup living in Venezuela are unemployed, 91 per of 1992, which led to the arrest of Hugo cent of Venezuelans are literate. Venezuela Chavez and the creation of a mass Bolivarian produces many raw materials, but most impor- movement. By 1998, the would-be coupists tant to the Venezuelan economyis oil, which is won the elections inVenezuela and began the sold mostly to the US and Puerto Rico. The sale peaceful revolution that is going on today. JULIAN lCHlM special to Imprint
Imprint, Friday, j u ~ y2 7 , 2001
What is your favourite unconventional use for food? by Ian Pollick & John A. Drummond
"We put narcotics in it."
at swans." Jeff Craig arts
"Playing with summertime melons." Kory Lauzon 3 B economics
Darren and Mike 3B bio. chem.
Jason Rochon computer store employee
"Sex," and "Wouldn't you like to know?" Natalie and Erin 2B earth science
"In the summer, we made meat helmets." Mike and James 2B economics
"Using an orange slice for a mouth guard." Niki Logel 3N ~ n g k
"Female companionship in the bathtub." Jeff Benoit 4A kinesiology
"I like to throw food
Marlene and Andrea 2 B act. science / math
"Pineapples soaked in rum & jell-o shooters." Carolyn Ogilvie 2 B french teaching
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N I G E L FLEAR special to Imprint
he city of Toronto recently announced that itwill be boosting its marketing of the city as adestination for gay - . and lesbian tourists. It's just one of hundreds of regions and agencies which are clamoring for the lucrative worldwide gay market. A recent study from the US showed that gay people travel more often, spend more money while travelling and are more likely to travel abroad. Montreal has been aggressivelymarketing its gay community for many years. It is in the running for hosting the 2006 Gay Games. Its annual gay pride parade in August attracts thousands of American tourists from neighboringstates. Vancouver hosted the Gay Games in 1990.It isalso knownas agay tourist destination. Growingin popularityare exclusivelygay cruises, most offering ports of call in the Caribbean. Such cruises have generated a lot of controversy in conservative nations such as the Cayman Islands. Gay cruise ships have been prdhibited from docking by the iHlandgovernment. This action has received heavy criticism from other countries including Britain, which has tried to force commonwealth countries to adopt anti-discrimination policies. Tourism is the main industry in many Caribbean nations. Controversy also surrounds Sandals Resorts who cater exclusively to heterosexual couples. Such discrimination really begs the question why queer people would want to spend their money athomophobicresorts and in homophobic countries in the first place. (Would you really want to spend your honey-
moonsurrounded by straight couplessitting in Sandal's "love baskets" and hammocks anyway?)Alas, for many, a trip to the Caribbean is more about relaxation and less about local cultures andinternational politics. Travel for gays and lesbians can also be dangerousgiven that many non-Western countries waive human rights for queers. Some Islamic countries still carrv out the death Denalty for homosexuality. Gays and lesbians are persecuted in China. In Malaysia, former finance minister Anwar Ibrahim was recently charged with violating sodomy laws. And a handful of African leaders have recently issued anti-gay statements; homosexuality being illegal in many African countries above and below the equator. But the world isn't entirely closed to homos. Besides the Caribbean, popular American travel destinations for gays and lesbiansinclude New York City, California (particularly San Francisco),ProvincetownandFlorida. Europe and Australia are also safe bets for gays and lesbians looking for a combination of queer culture and local culture. Queer people, of course, travel around the world, albeit with calculated risk. So perhapsTorontoshouldpromoteitself as a tourist destination for gays and lesbians. As its travel brochure says, it's a cultural centre with live shows,galleriesand museums, restaurants and lots of shopping. (Yep, it's full of things which appeal to the gay stereotype.) It also has one of the largest gay districts of any Canadian city. One of the biggest selling points is the safety and the acceptance towards queer people which Canadian and Torontonian culture offers.
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Delectable summertime cooking ideas K O U R T N E Y SHORT special to Imprint
ummer's here and it's a fabulous time to cook and eat. Fresh, local produceis available atthe St. Jacob's Farmers' Market, the Kitchener Farmers' Market and the Waterloo CountyFarmers7Market. On a recent trip to St. Jacob's Market, I bought a ton of great produce and I thought I'd share some of my ideas with you.
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Kraft Dinner is delicious, but is alittle low in fibre andvitamins. Try adding vegetablesto the boiling pasta water during the last couple minutes of cooking. Drain them along with the pastaandcontinue asusual.Try broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, onions, mushrooms or green beans. Cake mixes are simple to prepare and always seem to turn out perfectly. Frost any flavour of cake with whipped cream, cool whip or a prepared frosting. Then decorate the cake with sliced or whole fruits such asstrawberries,raspberries,blueberries or peaches.
Beyond Cheese Whiz Broccoli and cauliflower are at their peak in August, so expect to see lower prices and better tasting products. I
like to eat them smothered in cheese sauce. Making cheese sauce is simple: Melt two tablespoons of butter in a pot. Add two tablespoons of flour, stir and cook over medium low heat for two minutes. Gradually addoneand-a half cups of milk, stirring constantly. Bring to asimmer andsimmer for two minutes or until the sauce is thickened. Turn off the heat and stir in one cup or more of grated cheddar, pluss& pepper and hot sauce to taste. (You can use the same recipe to make macaroni and cheese- just ;ombine the sauce withcooked macaroni, top with more cheese, and bake at 350째F for five minutes or until the cheese is melted.)
Smoothies Smoothies are great for breakfast, as asnackor jazzed up withsome liquor for parties. They can be made in a food processor, in a blender or with astick blender (the cheapestoptionat about $15 if you don't already own one). You can use any fruit youlike, such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches or pineapple. The fruit can be fresh or frozen, and if it's a little riper than you like to eat itwhole-evenbetter! For a breakfast smoothie, try mixing a banana, a handful of strawberries, 113package of silken tofu or 112cup of plain yogurt and 112cup of chocolate milk or soymilk. For extra flavour, try adding some peanut butter or a squirt of chocolate syrup.
Fruit Crisp Just about any fruit or combination of fruits can be used to make a fruit crisp: apples, cranberries (usually combined with sweeter fruits),apricots,blueberries, raspberries, plums or peaches - your imagination is the limit! Combine four cups of peeled, sliced (if applicable) fruit with a tablespoon of flour and 112cup sugar or to taste (more for tart fruits such as plums and cranberries). Put the mixtureinagreased9" x9" pan. For the topping, combine 112cup of oats with 114 cup each flour and sugar and rub in 114 cup of butter or margarine so the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle this mixture over the fruit and bake at 350째F for 30 minutes or until the fruitis hot and bubbly, and the topping is crisp. Serve hot or cold.
Homemade Tomato Sauce Tomatoes are attheir peak in August and September. For a basic sauce, saute a chopped onion and a few cloves of garlic in tablespoon of oil until tender. Add 112cup of wine or beer and let the alcohol boil off. Add four cups of diced fresh tomatoes and a small can of tomato paste. Season with a teaspoon or more eachof basil and oregano,some pepper and hot pepper flakes to taste. Simmer for 30 minutes to one hour
St. lacob's Farmer's Market: a ~ r e aplace t toget all yourfavouritefresh foods.
For recipes and information about fruits and vegetables, visit the FoodlandOntario Websiteat hap:/ Iwww.foodland.gov.on.ca.
I'm sure our popsicle taste test has you itching to try some new and different popsicles. Have you considered making your own? Popsicle moulds are available at most dollar stores. Fill them withorange juice, or any other juice, chocolate milk or mixtures of pureed fruits such as strawberries and bananas.
TheSt. Jacob's Farmers' Market and Waterloo County Farmers' Market are open Thursdays and Saturdays year round andTuesday in the summer. For hours and directions, call 747-1830. The Kitchener Farmers' Market is openSaturdays year round and Wednesdaysin the summer. For hours anddirecrions, call 741-2287.
From ass pops to pop rocks RACHEL E. B E A T T I E Imprint staff
he oppressive summer heat has finally hit us. Weather like this makes people want to hide in air-conditioned basements injesting cold liquids, ice cream and popsicles. But when you head to the grocery store to buy popsicles what do you do? There are so many choices. How do you know which one is the best? Imprint understands your plight. We have assembled a panel of experts (or at least hungry and hot volunteers) to evaluate a sample of all the latest popsicle varieties. Popsicles were rated on a scale of one to ten - ten being the highest, one being the lowest - in a variety of categories. Here are the results:
Comments: "Should be called 'Loaa Cavities"'; "Looks like adiseasedpiece of shit," "Mine exploded, I had to eat it with a spoon." "Worst popsicle ever!"
Po sicle Scribblers: cents / 50 ml
Description: Multi-coloured crayon shaped popsicle. Appearance: 6 Flavour: 2 Longevity: 4 Value for price: 3 Fun factor: 4 Ease of use: 5 Would you buy this popsicle? Unanimous no. Comments: General consensus that the popsicle "Tasted like ass," "There are laws against the use of asbestos in food last time I checked. . ."
Nestle Lotza Dotz: 45 cents / 50 ml
Popsicle Cyclone: 43 cents / 50 ml
Description: Chocolate-coated ice cream bar covered in sprinkles. Appearance: 6 Flavour: 5 Longevity: 6 Value for price: 4 Fun factor: 6 Ease of use: 4 Would you buy this popsicle? One said yes and the rest said no.
Description: Creamy, lemon flavoured white and red stripes with blue centre. Appearance: 9 Flavour: 7 Longevity: 9 Value for price: 6 Fun factor: 7 Ease of use: 6 Would you buy this popsicle?
All but one said yes. Comments: "Creamy popsicle with low water content. Tonnes of flavour, good size. What a great popsicle.," "Tastes like frozen fruit toothpaste."
Chapman Super Lolly Rocket 11 cents / 50ml Description: Three coloured popsicle in theshape of rocket ship. Appearance: 8 Flavour: 6 Longevity: 9 Value for price: 9 Fun factor: 7 Ease of use: 7 Would you buy this popsicle? All but one said yes. Comments: "These are the best value, if not the most exciting.:" "Cheaper and more fun than heroin. A little big for the inexperienced mouth."
DelMonte Real Fruit Bar: 37 cents/ 50 ml Description: Popsiclemade from real fruit, raspberry or mango flavours. Appearance: 5 please see page 9
and serve over pasta. Try adding other vegetablessuchasmushrooms, sweet peppers, or zucchini. The basic sauce will keep for up to two weeks in the refrigerator or several months in the freezer.
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Porn, tasteless? No way' Michelle, "IsthePenisPastaandBoob Pasta." The mac and cheese sized box has a transparent window that proudly displays the schlong or hooter shaped noodles within. Each box of private part pasta contains two recipes such as 'Big Balls With SteamySauce', 'Microwave Quickie' or 'Sweet and Sour Pasta Boobs'. While most of the candies are available in both male and female versions. Michelleclaims
RYAN T. P O R T E R special to Imprint
f you've been around the blockat the 7-11, chances are you know more than you'd think about the forbidden pleasures of erotic foods. While some might be hesitant to burrow their tongues too deeply into something calleda "Bum Gummie", Stag Shop manager Michelle is always willing to serveup the real dish on the only candiesin town off-limits to minors. "These are just like pop rocks," Michelle explains,holding a box that blares 'Sizzling Body Candy for Oral Sex.' And what strange new sensation does a 'peppermint nipple' provide? "They taste like Mentos," Michelle admits. The unsettling similarities to public school lunch hour don't stop there. Edible underwear, edible bras and the highly dubious contraceptive, the edible condom, are secretly just fruit roll-ups unrolled and re-
A pretty boy in hisunderwear, ifthere'smoreto life, Ijust don't care. wrapped into strange new shapes. "Son, says Michelle casually, 'You wouldn't want to wear them around for too long." While most all erotic foods are
meant to turn your pristine virginal teeth rotten to the core, it is possible to create a well balanced meal based sheerly on the porn theme. "One of our best sellers," says
Still more popsicles continued from page 8
Flavour: 9 Longevity: 6 Value for price: 6 Fun factor: 5 Ease of use: 8 Would you buy this popsicle? All but one says yes. Comments: "Thisshouldbe light - and dainty,nota turkeydinner in popsicle form:" "This . ~ousicleisdeliciousand . nutritious:" "Tastes like frozen iuice on astick.0h. 1tis;" " ~ h e ~ ' knda re small, so I'd consider two of them a singleserving."
JOANNE LAWS special
he semester is coming to aclose; some of you will beleaving town, whileotherswill bestaying. Ifyouare living off carnuus and have roommates, you probablyhave some questions about leases. rent increases and security of tenure. If youare terminating your tenancy, youneed togive your landlord 60days (twomonths) writtennotice of vour intention to vacate the rental unit. If you are remaining in the rental unit, your landlord has the right to increase the rent by the annualguideline (2.9per cent for 2001) providing he gives you a 90 day notice on the form. The landlord may increase the rent no more than once each year. Where there are two or more tenants on one lease and one or more of the tenants is leaving, the landlord may increase the rent by more that the guideline. In Ontario, when anew tenancy is created, there is no rent control when setting the initial rent. A new
1large roughly chopped onion 1 large green pepper cut into large pieces 1largecarrotinmatchstickstrips 6 tablespoons ketchup 150 ml quarter pints dry sherry 2 tablespoons sugar 4 tablespoons soy sauce 250g/80ztimedpineapple rings in syrup 2 teaspoons cornflour
Nest16 Buzz Lightyear Cracklers: 48 cents 150 ml Description: Popsicleon the outside, goo filled with pop rocks on the inside and a sour base. Appearance: 6 Flavour: 7 Longevity: 6 Value for price: 6 Fun factor: 9 Ease of use: 7 Would you buy. this uovsicle? ~ a lyes, f half no. Comments: "There are pop-rocksin the middle of this popsicle. What the *
tenancy was created when the tenants changed. This is not the same if the landlord changes. A new landlord takes on the contractual obligations of the former landlord and as long as the tenants remain the same, the rent is controlled. In order to remain covered under rent control, staff at the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal recommends that each tenant have a separate lease. If you each have a separate lease agreement, your rent will remain controlledas long as your tenancy lasts. Failing that, the remaining tenants may find protection by having the outgoing tenants assignor sublet their tenancies, leaving the original lease intact. For more information, you may contact the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal at 1-888-332-3234 orvisit their web site at orht.gov.on.ca The information in this article was obtained from the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal. You can contact your Ombudspersonat SLC, Room 2 128, 888-4567 ext. 2402 or omb~.uwaterloo.ca
hell else do youneed!"; "The bottom chunkislike swallowingan iceburg. Aniceburgthat tastes like burning."; "There are fire ants in my mouth!" When the dust settled, there was no clear winner. It really depends what you are looking for. Chapman's Super Lolly Rockets will give you the most for your buck but most agreed that the Popsicle Cyclone was the best tasting.
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Second: "Dawn in Siberia" by Sunshine Giesbrecht
Third: "Shelter from the Monsoon" by Seema Pate1
(Leo Dommguez's "Mal~ceIn Wonderland"), t o p o l ~ t ~ c a(Greg l MacDougall's "RIP"), to the relaxcapes of Mark Eltis and Jen
Honourable mention: "Untitled" by Kon h e c k
Honourable mention: "Misty Tree" by Chris Inch
Although there were not as many entries as last term (Winter 2001), the entries ratsed the bar on qual~ty. There were no prints that seemed like they did not belong for one reason or another. The photo exhibition held in conjunction with the UWphoto club was a four-hour chore to set up, but ended up looking great. Quite a few people ventured In to wander around and look at the photos. At times there was also some healthy crltlcisin of the chosen winning photographs, but everyone can be a great armchair critlc, but a lousy player. Since I d ~ dnot judge the contest myself, I can't comment on the final outcomes, but I felt confident 111the judgingprocess. The judgmg was done by Br~anClark (who mcldentally wasthe photo ed~torfor The Chevron -pre Imprrnt - back In 1967) the graph~csiphotoeditor for The Record, as well as Jennifer Adams a photo technman (read: Photoshop goddess) for TheRecord. All entrles w ~ l lbe posted on the ~mprmt.uwaterloo.caWebs~te~ncase you missed the exhibition. Entries ranged from disturbing
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the photos printed in this ' Impr~ntcanbeclaimedatthe office. In future compet~tio vlte and encourage all current a to enter a buddine.photographers - is an excellent learning experienl
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Macworld, NY PAUL SCHREIBER special to Imprint
ew York City has a lot of famous attractions. Fortythird and Broadway. The Statue of Liberty. The Empire State Building. But 34th Street and 11th Avenue?Why would64,OOOpeople wind up there during three sweltering days in July? Exactly what was going on at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center? Two words: Macworld Expo.
Jobs on X After all, who else but Apple CEO Steve Jobs would inspire people to getupat2a.m. togeta frontrowseat for his keynote speech? WhileJobs leftthose waiting for one of hisnow famous oh-one-morethings hanging, he spent two hours ona Wednesdavmorning enthusiastically showing off the best of what was new in the Macintosh world. On the top of Jobs' agenda was Mac OS X, Apple's new operating system. In the 116 days between its March 24 launch and Jobs' July 18 keynote,over 1000 MacOS X applications were shipped. Demonstrating Mac OS X's popularity, Jobs explained that Apple's fourth update - Mac OS X 10.0.4 - was downloaded over 300,000 times. So, what have you done for me lately, baby? While the point-oh-oneupdates have improved Mac OS X's speed, battery life andstability,the big news was what Apple was doing behind
the scenes. The folks in Cupertino have been hard at work on OS X's first major update - 10.1. While it wasn't ready for the keynote, despite several rumours sites' predictions, Jobs announced the update would ship in September. With the 10.1 update, MacOS X is finally ready for prime time. Included are CD burning from the Finder, DVD Video Playback, compatibilitywithWindows networksand built-in support for over 200 Postscriptprinters. Aside from the features that should have been there in the first place, the most noticeable improvement in Mac OS X 10.1 was speed. That thing is damned fast. Windows resize, applicationslaunchandmenus redraw far faster than they did before.
Apple gets more speed While the new iMacs don't have flat panel displays assomepredicted,they didget beefed up in the RAMdepartment (the base model has 128 MB, the others have 256 MB) and had larger hard drives thrown in (20,40 and 60 GB instead of the previous 10, 20 and40-GB sizes). Also new is the option of a combination CD-RW/DVD drive and the aforementioned speedbump: iMacs now come equipped with 500,600 and 700-MHz G3 processors. Gone are theflamboyant Blue Dalmation and Flower Power designs and back are the familiar Snow, Indigio and Graphite models. On the high-end desktop side of things it was also out with the old, in
ADde lovers drool overthe new. beefed-u~C4. withthenew. WhatwasaUS$3,500 computer on Tuesday became a $1,700 computer on Wednesday. This made room at the high end for adual800-MHzPower Mac G4 and allowed an 867-MHz machine to
slide nicely into the middle. Sowhat, yousay?867MHzisno big deal. After all, my Pentiurn4 runs at 1.7-GHz, about twice as fast. So what indeed. In what has now become a Macworld tradition, the G4 beat the pants off a Pentium with a high clock speed. The identically configured G4 performed a seriesofPhotoshop tasks 80 per cent faster than the Pentium system and finished some video editing tasks in Media Cleaner Pro in half the time. Apple Senior Hardware Veep Jon Rubenstein took a few minutes eight, to be exact -to explain what he called the "MegahertzMyth" and just how the G4 was faster.
Microsoft's offerings Thursday morning,itwasMicrosoft's Kevin Browne's turn at the podium. While nobody skipped sleep for a seat, the hall was just over half full when Browne explainedMicrosoft's Mac strategy. The hub of it is, of course, the Office suite. He demonstratedseveral features of 0ffi;e 10, including anti-aliased and transparent graphics and Illustrator-like drawing tools. Conspicuously absent from the demo was Entourage, the calendarlcontact managerle-mail program that made its debut in Office 2001. While Office 10 wasn't quite available for purchase, they did anMessennounce -andship-MSN ger 2.0. While it doesn't quite have feature parity with the Windows version (unlike Office, which goes
beyond its Windows counterpart), it did feature a new UI, Mac OS X compatibility and the ability to receive IMs notificationsfromUPS and Moneycentral. Also demoed, but not shipping, was the oddly named Windows Media Player for Mac OS X. The video and audio quality . were excellent, but most people in the audience didn'tseem to be thrilled at the vrospect of installing yet another media player. The best was saved for last. The Internet Explorer team's Jimmy Grewal put IE 5.1 through its paces, demonstrating "100 per cent supportforHTML4,CSS 1andDOM1." IE was speedy and rendered CSSheavy pages like Jeffrey Zeldman's site flawlessly.
Oh, the show floor The show floor was busy, with people crowding around the Apple, Microsoft, Procreate (Corel), Connectix and Toon Boom booths. Conspicuouslyabsent from the expo was graphicsgiant Adobe-perhaps they were too busy filing DMCA complaints. Macworld's successwas proven by the "Central Park Internet Caf6" being packed all day long, with Airport-equipped Mac users competing for space and all-too-scarce bandwidth. The media centre was crowded until closing and most vendors hawking wares scarcelyhad time to catch their breath in between the speechesand visiting the floor booths.
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Soaring to new heights UW pole vaulter Dana Ellis having the summer of her life GREG
It was there that the opportunity to attend schoolin the States presented itself to her, as she met and talked with the coach from Louisiana State University. It is more often than not that top Canadiantrack and field athletes find their training home south of the border; Stephanie McCann attends UCLA, and Ardin Harrison, the other Canadian vaulter attheJDLF and one of Ellis' roommates in the CEGEP in Hull where theywereshackedup,isat the UniversityofArizona. While the offer from LSU was tempting, thedecidingfactor for Ellis was academics. "School has always
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here aren't many people in Canada who can get higher than Waterloo's Dana Ellis. I t least, not under their own steam. There are only two women In Canada who have vaulted higher than Ellis this year. There was only one who could top Ellis at the CanadianTrack andField Championships held in Edmonton in June. Edmonronisalso thesite oftheInternational Amateur Athletic Federation (M) World Championships in Athletics, startingAugust3. While Ellis won't be there (she has attained the minimum standard of 3.95 m, but not the 'A'standardof 4.40 m), that's not to say she's done for the summer. She recently returned from Les Jeuxde IaFrancophonie UDLF) held in Ottawa-Hull, and is nowreadying herself for the Canada Summer Games in London, where she's topranked going in. Later this summer, she's headed to China to participate in the World University Summer Games. Ellis'bestvault is4.10 m, which she cleared twice this summer once in May in Toronto, and then again in Edmonton at the nationals to winsilver. She was only five centimetres under the winning height of national-record holder Stephanie McCann. McCann is Canada's other female vaulter headed to the World
DanaEllisgettingreadyto fly this pastwinter at theYorkInvitational. University Games, as well as having been one of Ellis' competitors at the Francophone Games. Of the three Canadian vaulters at the games, Ellis finished highest, in fifth place with a clearance of 4.00 m. Ellis' experience in Ottawa was her first major international meet. She described it as agreat time, where all the competitors were so nice and friendly with each other. For example, one vaulter from the Czech republic had lost her poles in transitall the other vaulters were more than willing to share their poles with her. Ellis did represent Canada on the international stage last summer, competing in the under-25 NACAC
Leaders of the Week Kevin Gill, Lori Riding
Campus Rec hockey and powerskating classeswere awesome this term thanks to Lori and Kevin. Lori was scheduled to teach the Powerskatingclass,whileKevin was scheduled to teach the hockey class. They were both very generouswiththeir timevolunteeringwith - each other's class. Kevin and Lori make a great team and made this a great term for hockey and powerskating. Excellent workguys!
Ken Thajer Ken has been the ball hockey Referee-in-Chief for three terms. With his leadership and strong organizational skills, he has tamed the sometimes "wild animals" in ball hockey. He has trained and supervised over 30 referees. Ken is also the coordinator of referee development in charge of training and developing all the referees in CR this summer. As a result of Ken's strong leadership and desire to improve the program, the bail hockey referees are some of the strongest in CR. Ken graduates from ES after this term. Thanks for all your hard work!
Sports shorts Ex-hockey Warrior forward Sean Fingerald has signed a one year contract with the Asheville Smoke of the United Hockey, League. For more informa" tion, visitwunu.ashevillesmoke.com The Warriors 2001-2002 schedule has been released and is available at wunu.athletics.uwaterloo.ca/specspevents/al1wam'or~he~2OOl.htm
(North America, Central America andcarribean)meetheldinMexico. However, the pole vault competition only had five athletes, representingtheUnitedStatesandMexico as well as Canada.
beenmy firstpriority,"saysEllis,and she was disappointed to learn LSU was notrecognized for its academics. She says she loves the program she's enrolled in here at Waterloo kiniesiology -and is even thinking of staying here for a masters in exercise physiology or biochemistry. However, she's also considering Western after her upcoming final undergrad year, mostly because she trains in London under the tutelage of Keith Heard, who is Team Canada's pole vault coach headed to China. Ellis was thinking of medschool andisstill going through with writing her MCATs, but has decided that's not in her plans for the near future. The amount of time required to train at the level she is at isn't compatible with the amount of time that med school would require. For now, she'sgother sightsset on the next Olympics in2OO4. After that, she's thinking of retirement. But until then, there's no telling how high they'll have to raise the bar for her, cause she just keeps clearing it.
Canadian cricketeers in the World Cup! JOHN SWAN Imprint staff
t a time when the IOC has been repeatedly screwing Canada like your typical pimp and our national footballside has not even been competing (I mean, getting humiliated) in the Copa America, it was very good news on July l 7 when the Canadiancricketnot only did well in the ICC (InternationalCricket Council) Tournament, but also qualified for the Cricket World Cup. The World Cup, which will take olace in 2003 in South Africa (loosest guns in the world, right after the United States of America) will have our Canucks take on (once again, I mean absolutely get pummelled by) the likes of Bangladesh, New Zealand, West Indies, the bosom buddies of Pakistan and India and of course, the defending champions from the Foster's-drinking, alligator-wrestling, kangaroo-lovingAustralians. This is very good news for cricket in Canada, especially given that it does not receive much press in the land of Labatt's and loudmouthed hockey ignoramuses who wear God-awful suits, even more God-awful ties and own teams that make the football side of American Samoa looklike Brazil. When the tournament began on June 28, the Canadians were rather optimistic after beating up on
a tough Singapore squad. But after losses against the mighty Scots and the eventual champions from the Netherlands, the boys were reeling. Luckily, the Canadiansgottheir elixir fromlightweightsunited ArabEmirates and Fiji. In the Super Series, our side almost got eliminated from the first match, when they stumbled against the former South African colony of Namibia. But give Canada credit, they gave agritty effort against Denmark and ~ a s t e dthose Southern Scandinavians t o the ground. Canada clinched a spot by beating the Unitedstates, but there was trepidation when in their final match, the Canucks lost to the Irish. In the third place match on July 17, the Canadians, under the strong bowling of Sanjayan Thuraisingham and captain Joseph Harris, defeated theScotsby fivewickets toearnaspot in South Africa. Of course, the batting of Ishwar Maraj and Desmond Chumney didn't hurt the Canadians either. As for the ICC Trophy, this went to the Netherlands, who prospered fromameltdown by Namibian bowling to win by two wickets. Here at Waterloo, and southern Ontario in general with the exception of Toronto, one would be very hard pressed to find a decent cricket pitch or even a game. I remember that there used to be games of cricket played once a week near
Bert MatthemHall, butIdon'tknow where they went. It's a shame, for one could hear the cheers as one got bowled out leg before wicket (or reasonable facsimile thereof) or when someone caught the ball and prevented a well deservedsix. Overall, itwas quite entertaining to watch these boys in action. But in the city where the mayor takes his knowledge of the world and the Dark Continent from the gospel of BugsBunny, cricket isquite prevalent, especially with the folks from the West Indiesand the Indian subcontinent. Yes., vou can see the , players bowl some overs with that hard, red ball while others in the stands sip their Red Stripe in fields that would make the English blush. And the best part is, all of our fans are civilized, not unlike those Pakistani louts who continually storm the field and caused concern for SteveWaugh when he visited England. In the end, this junket for our cricket side will do our nation proud and hopefully, wecancomeoutwith a couple of wins. After all, we managed to beat the Scots, who competed in the World Cup in 1999. And let's face it, nations like Kenya, England and the West Indies have seen better days. One day, we may actually get international status and then we will be able to play with the men regularly, as opposed to the boys occasionally.
Ushering in a new solo disc David Usher calls Imprint interviewer "a fucking devil" KERRY O'BRIEN Imprint staff
avid Usher is apparently a morning person. So saysthe press release for his new solo album, MorningOrbit, which has a single ("Alone in the Universe") already in heavy rotation o n MuchMusic. Iguess I shouldn't have been surprised, then, that our interview took place before noon. Despite the "early" start, we managed to have a coherent conversation about the album, the man and the musicscene. Imprint: Have you got a band together? David Usher: Yeah, Kevin and Jeff from Moist are playing. Chris Munroe from Ottawa is playing drums and Terry Hanna is playing lead guitar -he's from Toronto. On this album there are a lot of guests. How doesit all translate to the liveshow? We do them all live and thev do translate. I sort of had to make a decision because there are a lot of samples andloops on the record and I had to figure out how to play it live. I decided to basically cut out all the samples and loops, and so we've reworked the songs live. It actually worksverywell. It'salotheavier live.
It's sort of surprising-it caught me off guard. My favouritetrackon thealbum
is "Black Black Heart." Why does it have two versions? Weplayedwhatwas basically a
small record company gig and the president of the label, Dean Cameron, heard the song and he was blown away, so he wanted us to try another version which I was completely into. VeaParty's] Jeff Martin just seemed right for the part. Perhapstheoddestcollaboration on the'album is the one with Snow. Howdrd that come topass? Snow and Moist and a bunch of other acts were playing a friend's party just because she was a really good friend of ours. [Snow]went up to jam with Orin, the bass player for theMikeBullardShow, someonewith a beatbox and Esthero doing backgroundsinging.He was just doing his thing and I thought his voice was incredible. It was the first I'd ever heard it really stripped down without all the production. I thought it would be interestingto take his voice and put it into a different context. You know, when you make records, especiallyon your own, you just do whatever comes to mind and rollwithwhatever impulses take you. Why did you decide togo out on yourown with a record, not once, but twice? I just really had stuffin my head that I wanted to hear done different ways. [Moist] uses different instruments as well, but some of my influences aren't the same as the band's.
We're a democracy, and when you do as010 record youdon't have to do that whole thing. There'sbeenachangeinthe Omadian music scene since 1994. Bands likeMoist, the TeaPartyandOurLady Peace, who all wed to rock pretty had, arenow opting forasornewhat more introspectiveapproach. Why do you thinkthat is? You're trying to make records thatreflectwhatyou're thinkingabout at that certain time, and you want there to be a shred of honesty in it that's reflective of who youare. That's why I'm doing thesoloalbum-I'm trying to make sure there's some shred of truth in there. I'm not interested in chicks and cars, so I'm not talking about that. Orgirlsthat wearAmbercrombie andFinch? Yeah. I appreciate that music, but I'm not making it because that's not really what I'm into. So what areyourdesert islandtop fiveCDs? [Annoyed yell]. You must hate that one. You're a fucking devil, man! [Laughs] I would take a Leonard Cohen CD, ablues CD, aBenHarper CDmaybe.ThenewBranVan, 'cause I'm listening to ..right now. please see page 17
Movie theatre presents the whole world RACHEL
chool is out for the summer and most teenagers are workingin retail jobs or hanging out at the mall. But for 16-year-oldEthan Rothberg, summer means a chance to try his hand at managing and operating an independent movie theatre. With some help from his parents, especially his real estate developer dad, Rothberg has rented the old Hyland movie theatre on Ontario Street in downtown Kitchener and has turnedit into the K-W International Cinema. The theatre will showbest-selling films from around the world, most of which have never been seen in K-W before. Since the theatre's opening on July 14, Rothberg has screened films from counaiessuch as. Germany, Cuba, Italy and Serbia. There are plans in the works for films from Poland, Portugal and Vietnam. At this time the theatre is only open weekends, but Rothberg says the response has been so positive that he is consideringa weeknight screeningas well. In person, Rothberg looks like an average 16-year-old. He is modest and fairly shy. When asked how
someone so young can handle so much responsibility, he shrugs and smiles. "I've learned it's really important to keep track of everything," says Rothberg about what his business venture is teaching him. "Records are really important." Rothberg's decision to show international movies had more to do with businessthancinematic esthetics. "K-W is a very multicultural city," Rothberg explains, "There's a big market here for international films." The whole idea started when Rothberg and his father heard that the Hyland Odeon was available for rent. In its heyday, the Hyland was one of the besttheatres in K-W. Itwas one of the few left that had one large screen instead of two or three small screens. Though not as flashy as the new Galaxyor consciously arty as the Princess, the Hyland has a certain charm about it. Rothberg has kept much of the original decor and has added brightly coloured flags from various countries along- the walls. Rothbergdoesn't see himself competing with either Galaxy or the Princess: "We are showing popular movies, which are different from the artier films they show at the Princess." Rothbergdealsdirectlywithdistribution companies in the countries
the films are from. They send him the films on video or DVD, and he plays them on astate-of-the-art digital projector. All thisseemslikea pretty costly venture. "There were lots of expenses at the beginning, like the rental of the space and the digital projector," recallsRothberg. But he is confident he will be able to make back the money because screenings are starting to get more and more popular. "We had about 25 people at our last screening and we really haven't done much advertisingyet," says Rothberg proudly. Rothberg is not limiting himself to just films. He hopes to use the theatre to broadcast, via satellite, international sporting eventssuch as soccer matches. As well, he willopen it to private video parties where for $100 a group could bring their own video and watch it on the big screen. Rothberg is involved in all aspeas of the theatre, from creating advertisements on the computer and keeping financial records to cleaning the theatre after a show. His parents help out with the financial support and dealing with the bank loans,while friends fromschool have been hired to sell tickets, run the snack bar and clean up the theatre.
W h e n asked if it is strangeto actas an employer to his peers, Rotheberg blushes and says, "It'sokay, it'snotlike Iboss them around. I'm just like, 'Okay guys, lets clean.'" Right now the cinema's International Film Festival is just a summer e v e n t . Rothberg hopes to continue screenings up until October, ending with an Oktoberfest festival of German films, but he has consid- TheK-WlnternationalCinemaisrun by 16-year-old ered making EthanRothberg,withalittlehelpfrommomanddad. the theatre a year-round endeavour. this theatre does." Does Rothberg have any plans Formoreinformation about the to run a theatre as a career? "Not K-WlntmtronalTheatre,pleasecaN really," he answers, "I'llsee howwell 579 -721 5.
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Not area 5 1,people piece is not clear-she takesnorisks, MELISSA GRAHAM in the music that they are almost tic at dusk. Mauve and florescent and the piece is wholly ineffective. Imprint staff unaware of their spectators. Onstage, green lights cascaded over the exThe only workin the anthology Incubusgives the impression of being panse of the festivalgroundsasMoby July 22,2001 ropped Threads: What We that is truly courageous is "Mrs. transported out of this world and 'thrust himself into an hour and 20 Aren't Told is an anthology Jones," an essay about the author's extending forth the irresistableinvi- minutes of ebullient performance. EMILY COLLINS edited by Carol Shields and experience with two abortions. The Moby dazzled the densely tation, "Meet me in outer space." Imprint staff Incubus was not the only act on packed crowd with his far-reaching Marjorie Anderson. The editorshave author writes under a pseudonym, t was late afternoon when I set the bill travelling to alternative gal- capabilities for creating diverse mu- chosen a theme that will relate to Lily Redmond, and in betweenflashfoot on the Docks, the Toronto axies. Acosmicbackdrovsetthestage sic under the designation of most women, regardless of age, sex, backs in which she explores each of for dynamic rap duo 0;tkast. while electronica. The classicalundertones ethnicity or sexual orientation: the her abortions, she comments on the site of this summer's Area:One Big Boi sported a chocolate-coloured of "Porcelain," off of Moby's criti- surprises and truths women have not terminology we use. MusicFestival organized by Moby. For example, we say "having a The sun had broken through the one-piece getup, Andre 3000 ap- cally acclaimedalbumPlay, evoked a told each other -those things that rain clouds and was beating vehe- peared in his usual flamboyance - nostalgic feeling that was further in- have "long been beyond the limits of baby" if a woman is pregnant and mently on the ever-growing crowd. blonde wig andcustom-made bright tensified by the four black sheets of acceptableexpression."Itis anambi- happy about it, and "a pregnancyn if pink space pants. The two inter- twinkling lights hung from the set, tious theme, and many women will she is not planning to carry the baby Toronto group, the New Deal, notice that their experiences and to term. Two social extremes are wooed the early comers. Their set changed exquisitelytimed rapid-fire which served as makeshiftstars. Throughout his crowd-pleasing struggles are absent from this book. examined. In one case, the world consistedof a drummer, keyboardist rhymes over funked-out heavymeloMost of the authors i n D r .o.~ ~ e drejoices with the woman, and in the set, Moby and guitarist other we pretend nothing is hapdelved into Threads are midmanufacturing penin; and the rave anthems, one long, conwoman is left in L y n y r d who have never tinuous stream silence without a Skynyrdcover of electronic voice. songs, hard sound that cliRedmond rock-inspired that taboo. If the maxed at peaks touches on the tunes . and of accelerated way women are numbers influrhythm. They very open about enced by disco were playingin abortion in the and African- worst these place of Phillypolitical sense but A m e r i c a n based hip-hop not the personal. down-south band the Roots, Redmond writes: folk music. who for some "On the rare occaDuring the reason never sion when1 do concourse of the madeitpastthe fide in someone evening, border. about my experiMoby jumped The disapence with abortion, from keypointment I usually tell a halfboard to drum caused by the truth. I confess that I machine to Roots' absence have had an aborwasdiminished 4'AcosmicbackdropsetthestagefordynamicrapduoOutkast." electricguitar, tion. Two, somehow, when Califorproving his apparent. For example, in "Casseroles," BonnieBurnard writes seems unforgivable." Redmond's nia alternative-rock band Incubus dies that kept the crowdon their toes mastery of all three. However, Moby's undeniable a fictional piece about a girl delivrr- point is that this experience must be harnessed thestage. Mostly perform- and riding their rhythms. The band ingselections from their nearly two- was joined onstage by four back-up talent isnotwhatwonme over. When ing casseroles to neighbours in times talked about; the veil of silencemust year-oldalbum,MakeYourself,Incu- singers who contributed soul- afan requested to comeup onstage, of death or celebration. Because the be lifted and women should be Moby decided he could go one bet- notion of the cycle of life has never treated compassionately rather than bus held the audience in atightgrasp drenched vocals. for their entire hour on stage. The The balance achieved between ter and dove into the audience. If been hidden from most women, the be judged. The editors did apassable jobof attentiongivenby theaudiencespeke Andre's profoundly introspective that isn't heart, somebodyplease tell essay does not ring true. 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eep in the heart of Scotland there lives aunique and brilliant group who call themselves The Beta Band (pronounced Bee-ta).They are Steve Mason, Robin Jones, John Maclean and Richard Greentree. It is hard to tie each of them to a single instrument because they all play several. The BetaBand captured the imagination of hardcore fans of all
The album has its ups and downs and the band admits it is not one of their best. Mason's last words on the final track, "The Cow's Wrong," were: "I fucked it u p . . . ." Duringthe fall of 1999, the band promoted their self-titled album with a North American tour, making a stop at Toronto's Opera House. Mason mentioned that for each live show the band enjoyed adding a bit of a twist to their songs. Even when they tried to somewhatrecreate their songs onstage, itwasdifficultbecause
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Gutterbunnyiscreditedwithmuchof the productionon youralbum. What is that? Aproduction thing that Jeff and I are working on. Jeff Pearce from the band and I are doing a lot of production stuff, so we're fiddling with alot of ideasrightnow. We just did a song for Juliette Lewis in a new Universal film. So we're doing lots of things. We're pretty busy. And you stillmanage to findtime for touring? Lots of touring, all through September and October. I don't really know the schedule yet, we're just booking it now. You mentioned you use a lot of loopsandsampleson thealbum. Do liketheway musicand technologyare fusingthesedays? Personally, I do. Myself, I justtry to follow my influences-what1 find interesting-and not censor myself. Who intluences you in terms of
technologicalaspects? Well,I don't listento rockmusic, it's just not inmy vocabulary. Idon't consider this a rock record, really. Maybe it is. How do you define rock music? Um, well it's not an old style of rockmusic. .. Iguessrockmusicthese days would be Creed. [Imitates a Homer Simpson shudder].So I guessthat'srockmusic. Or is Limp Bizkit rockmusic? I don't know. But this is definitely notone of those records. Can you classify this record's sound? It's a whole bunch of different things. I'll tell youin a year [laughs]. Hypothetical situation: [R&B singer] Usherpicksupyour CDbecause he thinks you're infringingon copyrrght. He listens to it on the way home and lovesit. He immediatelycallsyou andasks you to do a fullalbum anda three month tour. Do you? I would tour with him for sure.
It would be funny. It would be quite fun. Doing things that are different and rolling betweengenres-that's what makes thiigs interesting.What's that tour, is it Area: One that's coming through with Moby and Incubus? That's a great tour. Could you roll with the same crowd? Would weeverseeMoby and Tricky besideMoistorDavid Usher? I don't know if Moist would fit withthatlineup, but1 think the show I put together might. I wouldlove to do something like that. I don't know if the crowds would be the same, but who knows? I think the crowds that buy the solo records mightbedifferent anyway --some are Moist fan\, but some aren't. Do you enjoy increased artist~c freedom on thesolo stuff? That's sort of the point. The hiphop community does it all the time, where artists work on each other's records. So I kind of take from that and bring in who I want.You want to be continually trying new things.
Beta Bandsays they're"theworst band in theworld." Aucontraire. musicalgenreswiththeir experimental writing of melodic folky, spacey, trippy, hip-hoppy tunes. It is pretty obvious that they are very different from other bands, let alone those in the mainstream music scene. The band first emergedin 1997 and with the help of manager Brian Cannon they created the EP Champion Version, which featured the Verve's ex-guitarist Nick McCabe. Two more EPs were later releasedin 1998, called The Patty Patty Sound and LosAmigosDelBeta Bandidos. These explicitly "funky" EPs consist of chirping birds, cowbells, breakbeats, banging cymbals and jungle sound effects. Songs such as "Monolith" and "Inner Meet Me" are over 15 minutes long. Shortly after TheThreeEPs, the band began recording their self-titled album. Released on June 21, 1999, the album featured 10 new tracks. In an interview, Steve Mason expressed no feelings of success with this album whatsoever. He also mentioned that most of the songs were only half written. Although this album is different from their last one, the band's distinct characteristicofpoppy-rockand hip-hop arestill evident. The album opens withacircus-esquesound,"The BetaBandRap,"whichsounds like it could be a karaoke sing-a-long hiphop gangsta rap song. It is a definite catch to the ear that only The Beta Band could pull off. "Dance-o'er-the-Boarder" highlights interesting sound effects made by the band's mouths as well as various bells and keyboards, and has a rapping background to accompany Mason'svocals. Another great track is "Smile," an upbeat tune of house grooves and "loopy-loopn whirling noises to go along with the band's strangely altered vocals.
of the diversityof sounds. When you DJ MAGNUM FORCE see theliveshow, the tunes youhear special to Imprint on your CD take on a whole new life. The band scampers around on bout a month ago, without stage playing whatever instruments much fanfare, US Congress are closest to them. They looklike a fired off the firstshotin what mess running all over the place, but could be an assault on free speech in they put on a mind-blowing per- music, andmorespecifically hip-hop, formance,leavingyou wanting more. by "urging" the hip-hop industry to You don't hear much about this regulate content in lyrics before the Scottish quartet, simply because they government could get around to it. do not enjoy publicity. There is so The system proposed by US much to say about them, yet they do Congress included a ratings system not have any desire to live UD to the similar to the film industry,andmanhype surro;nding them. ~ i t h o u ~ hdatory posting of lyrical content in thevdescribe themselvesas the worst stores that sell "offensive"music. On band in the world, they definitely thesurface this is not aoroblem. but know howto makesomethingstickin if you delve further you begin to see your head. the ramifications. The BetaBandrecentlyreleased This would mean that every altheir new album, Hot Shots 11, and bumsold by astore with "offensive" will be opening for Radiohead on content would have to have its lyrics August 3 at Molson Park. catalogued and available on demand
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to anybody who wants to see them. Just think of how large a collection that would be, and how much hiphop falls under this umbrella. Also think of how hard it would be for smaller record shops to keep a collection like this, especially if they didn't specialize in hip-hop. Eventually, many smaller shops would find that keeping a hip-hop collection wouldnot becost feasible. Furthermore, the bigger stores would come under heavy pressure from outside groups to ban questionable material outright. One should also question why hip-hop is being singled out. It isn't the only type of music out therewith "offensive" lyrics, but the American government seems intent on trying to silencehip-hop alone. What about other genres?In my opinion,Britney Spearstelling me to hit her one more
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time or B4-4 telling someone to get downon them is more offensive than an MC who tells a true tale of living in the ghetto. And those pop-genre acts are marketed to 12-year-old kids. Could race have anything to do with it? What does this mean for hiphop then? Well, most obviously this means the muzzling of the culture. No longer will artists be allowed to say what they think, but they'll be forced to adhere to guidelines imposed by the government in order to ensure that their music can even be offeredinstores, thus disablingtheir right to free speech. And if you think that the US government is bluffing, just look at their recent actions. Former vice presidential candidate J o e Lieberman has already tableda bill to punish companies that "market" harmful entertainment to children; representativeBennie Thompson has even gone so far as to tell industry that the government will "regulatr [them] out of business if they don' get [their] act together." Then there's question of whar happens in Canada. I wouldn't be surprised to see a major push by the Canadiangovernmentto enact something similar if the US goes through with this. And then not only can you say goodbye to free speech in hiphop, but eventually all other kinds of musicaswell, because youknowthey won't just stop at one genre. As Public Enemy so eloquently stated years ago, "Fighr the power!" Listen to Hip-HopThursdaysonCMMS 100.3 FM, with Tha Ruckus from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and The Wax Jungle from 8p.m.to 10p.m.,andmakesure to check o u t the Web sites: www.tharuckus.com and www.thewaxjungle.com.
"Chinatown": "You're out all night/ Chasin'girliesIYou're late for work, You go home earlies. " To the band's credit, the guitars work well. Some interesting effects spice up the songs and guitarist Sean Eden can adapt well to each song. Often, however, when the banddoes beginto "rockout," as in "PupTent," they quickly succumb to cheesy riffs Luna and an over-reliance on the wahLive wah peddle, devolving into what I Arena Rock pejoratively refer to as "jam rock." These characteristics, I admit, JEFFREY MALECKI may not characterize Luna's entire special to lmprint oeuvre. Perhaps they ?re a band at An admission: I come to you as a the end of their career. However, lunar neophyte, having never really I'm not about to find out. Ultimately,this does not sound experienced their velvety brand of rockand roll music. And, lestmy use like a live album. The songs are too of the adjective"velvety" confer any well produced and are exactly as I overly positive connotations (for it imagine they are on the albums was meant only as a reference to whence they came. I want rawness Velvet Underground), I should tell and errors, blunders and daring you-I don't really like the album. cover-ups. And most of all, I want Luna have been darlings of the witty stage banter, which Luna fails critics for being the torch bearers of miserably at. "Are youguysFrench?" the Velvet Underground sound, a Wareham asks the crowdin between sound I find tolerable when they do songs. "Is it Bastille Day?. .What?It it and trite and hackneyed when was along time ago.. .."This banality Luna does it. This album progresses should have been left off the disc. Luna makes music that is at an insufferable medium-slow tempo, which is neither fast enough listenable, but ultimately not engagtoinvigoratemy rocksensibilitiesnor ing; it's music that fails to challenge slow enough to be dolorous or mel- and fades from your mind as soon as you hear it. For those Luna-tics ancholy. The rhythm section offers no (sorry) out there, this album will surprisesand the lyrics, typicallycon- merely fill out your collection, but sidered the focus of the band, are Live failed to convince this reviewer insipid. Consider this gem from of the band's importance.
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Imprint, Friday, July 27, 2001 listeners are leftwondering whether P is just being sarcastic or if he's so caught up in the paparazzi that he doesn't even care. P doesn't even try to suggest it was anyone but 2Pac who made it cool to be the pensive gangsta, quoting Makaveli: "We buried so many peers, shedso many tears." Butrather than end the album up on a thoughtfulandaffectingnote, it solidifies the factthat GhettoPostageisan exercise in hip-hop redundancy. As a businessman, Master P is a genius- the success of hisNo Limit Records is verification of his abilityto make the paper and introduce numerous rappers to stardom. As an artist, however, Master P has never been anything more than afollower. I guess if you've been looking for an order form for some P. Miller jeans, this CD might be worth picking up.
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into aserni-solidwhole, grinding out some well-orchestrated tunes for the last two-thirds of the record. The lyrics, too, become more personal and subtle, culminating in the title trackand the final track, "DollSkin." Now if the Toadies couldsomehow combine their musical and lyrical maturation with the fun-rocksensibilitiesthey usedto have, they could make a profound impression on the music world.
Master P's latest disc, GhettoPostage, isn't a real album: it's an excuse to advertise crappy No Limit products including apparel, posters, shoes, phone cards and Internet service. Twoof the CD booklet's sixteenpages actually concern the album; the rest are advertisements. As far as the musicgoes, a handful of the tracks have potential. "Bout Dat" is standard hit single material and seems like a pretty good time the first time. And "Would You" is catchy and fairlycompletewitha fun R&B-inspiredhook. Butthat'sabout it. The beats (handled primarily by No Limit's production team of Suga Bear, XL and Ezell Swang) are expected and uninspired; for the most part, they do little to complement the vocals. But what's most overtly disappointing about this CD is its eagerness to reiterate the tried and tired cliches that abound in the rav game. The disc makes no effort to be anvthing more than a vehicle for exploiting worn-out formulas, the most brash of which is its annoying and recurring "army" theme. GhettoPostage isn't revolutionary or even confrontational; it's more like surplus. "Doo Rags," "Golds in They Mouth," "Poppin' them Collars," "Twerk that Thang" and the abrasive "I Like" are essentially the same song with assorted No Limit gearendorsing choruses. The dirty south blueprint is adhered to so strictly that
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TheToadies' first full-lengthalbum, Rtrbberneck,was asubtle tongue-incheek look at early '90s angst-rock. HellBelowlStarsAboveisthe second disc from theTexas-basedrockquartet, and it reveals the maturation of their sound as well as the increasing pretension of their vocalist, Todd Lewis. The first third of the disc is an interesting mix of musical experimentation, using odd time signatures and simple but interesting chord progressions.The songswould have been fun if the band had managed to crawl out from under the towering self-importance of Lewis' vocal stylings; or perhaps if Lisa Umbarger hadn't phoned in her bass riffs. Around track six, entitled "You'll Come t own," which deals with a post-breakup fallout, the band manages to finally congeal with Lewis
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