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Jennifer Blackburn's photo of this Australian starfish takes first prize in Imprinfs photo contest. For the rest of the results, see page 15.

Alumni return to UW with diverse showcase of art Ela Malkovsky IMPRINT STAFF

Incelebrationofthe UniversityofWaterArt GaIlety's 40th anniversary, an alumni juriedexhibitionis currently displaying the diverse art of 27 University of Waterloo graduates in the gallery. Graduates from across Canada responded to an invitation for submissions by the gallery, amounting to 65 submissions by graduates from 1975 to 2003. The three jurors, Barbara Fischer (Blackwood Gallery, University of Toronto), Arlene Kennedy (l\icIntosh Gallery, University ofWestern Ontario) and Judith Nasby (l\facDonald Stewart Art Centre, University Of Guelph) selected 27 distinctive works that display originality, diversity and artistic mastery. The ongoing alumni juried exhibition has been displayingworks in many media, including painting, prints, photographs, metal and plaster sculptures

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and much more. Each of the pieces is thematicallychargedandverydistinctive in style. The artists featured in this very modern art exhibition display an effective use of materials and innovative mediums. With images of nature, giant bunny heads, sharp shiny metal sculptures hanging on walls and even paintings that show the process of painting, everyone is bound to find something pleasing to their eye. CarolPodedwomy, director and curator of the University ofWaterloo Art Gallery, commented, "What I like best about it is its diversity at the opening

reception." Retired u\v fine arts Prof. Tony Urquhart said that the original professors agre~upon very earlyin ~depart­ ment's history, that they should encourage students to be the bestatwhateverit was they chose. It isn't an alumni exhibit in which one can visually see that everyone came

out of the same school Rather, it is an exhibition in which one finds diverse media and themes-representational, abstract; painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, digital imaging-and lots ofindividual perspectives. The one thingthatconnects everybodyis that the objects are extremely well made. The representation of the alumni spans the country and years of graduation as it features artists from Nova Scotia to British Colurnbiaand points in between. The exhibit also has representation from artists at the beginning of theircareers,gtaciuatingin2003,asweI1as . from those who are established, having graduated in 19751" OneworkthatreallygraspedattentionisAmandaBurk's''Lapse.''Because it successfully freezes arepresentationof the journey from the present into the absent, "the subjectloses an awareness of selfandsurrounding," asBurkdescribes. This acrylic and graphite painting em-

bodies theartisfstherneofaDloDOentof "away."Thelargeblackanonymouseyes aretunnels thattransporttheviewerinto anotherrealm. The ambiguity ofthe face, an expressionless symbol for humanity, stands as areminder, a question, ofhow weperceivethe beingsaround us. Itbegs . the question, ''Who is the subject, who is man, who am I?" The joumeyinto "away" is frozenin thepaintingwiththe use ofsquigglylines and "targef' shaped positioned dots. This "target" image is very powerful in making the viewer descend into theplcture, into the face and into surreality. "Lapse" maintains a very powerful compositionthatcreatesasenseofmys- . terious familiarity to the mind's representationofjoumeyingwithin. Themost sensually powerful elementin the paintingis thevatiable-sized sliced panels that breakwhatweunderstand as "space"the painting exists on the surface in the present and also the mind makes it exist

in the "absent" thatisrepresented by the light blue gaps that the viewer falls into. Another distinctively original creationis ''Sortirdel'obscurite''byGaetanna Simoune Sylvester, which captures the spitit ofbeginnings and Dlotherhood in a three-dimensionalsetting.As Gaetanna describes her theme, "My focus Dlost recentlyhas beenon the beginningoflife and a woman's role iri that context." Blackclothoutlines thespaceofthework with cast sculptures of pregnant torsos hanging from the ceiling. In addition, a strip of black and white photographs livens Sylvester's creation. The UniversityofWaterlooArtGallcry is located in East Campus Hall ( the long building across the railroad track behind theDq. Thegalleryis closed over the holidays but when iHe-opens its doors, the exhibition>\1ll continue until January 20. emalkovsky@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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laura Katsirdakis EDITOR-iN-CHIEF

The C~U1adian .Al!iance of Student Associations (CASA)and the Ontario Undergraduate Student. Alliance (OUSA) h~.ve been very busy this month. Feels president Becky \Vroe explained CASA held a 10bbyconfeJ:L11Ce in Otlawaon Novembt-1:22 to 27. Delegates from CAS A's 19 member school~ attended, and three schools sent representatives to obsetve the proceedin.gs. \1(/roe,"\'P educationJeffHenry and councillor Steven lhyle attended as UW's representatives. \X'roet),.1JkUnedthatHenryalsoattcndedtheOl.TSA <i}nt(~relli;,~,which took place in Toronto from November 29 to December 1, along with [.1\\7's cn lS1\ campus co-ordinatorJosh Crosbie. "DdcgatesftomOUSA'seightmemberschools [met] with over fifty Liberal, Conservative and NDP!\fPPslattheconference].-nletopicofdiscussion \vill be Bob Rae's Postsecondary Review, addressing issues related to funding, tuition,and student financial assistance," said an OUSA press J't'1ease. '111eCASA conference hosted discussion about dleir organi.zation's proposed improvements to postsecondary education, \Vroesaid, addingamain recommendation was a dedicated trans rer of$3. 99 billion to l'he provinces. "\,\'ernetwi.th over 150 Members (lfParliament _._.. that's "bout half of the House of Commons," Kusie, CASA's national director. PattoflheCOlJJt.'n:nCe\VlL~ the display ofthe '''-vaU ofdebt."\V;'roc explained that postcards featuring names, student numbers and debt levels from approximately 10,000 students were posted to appear as bricks on the wail. They were affixed tD "I\,'w,',rod \'}hich wa.s displayed on the walkway to , Parli.11nent Hill. The display was held on Novem-

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Students set up a "'wall of debt" to protest what they call high tuition fees. ber 24 and dle press conference attracted media attention as well as the notice of many l\IPs. "Our me(lia stunt went vcry welL .. [the wal! was] 120 feet long and 8 feet high," Kusie said, adding it \vas a strong visual represemation of student debt in Caqada. "In genera~ the MPs were v<.>fY receptive and happy that 'we brought our ideas forward," said 'ill/roe, adding, "Nothing is for certain until someone stands up and talks about it in the I-louse." 1.a..~tl\Ioi1J.ar, Garry BK1tlrreuz,l\ fPfr)I'YorktonIvIdville brought the issue to the House: "l\1r. Speaker, post-secondary education costs are sky-rocketing. Many ofour future reachers, nurses and engineers are being forced to forgo careet dreanls simply because dley cannot afford the high cost of tuition.

"The Canadian Alliance of Student Assoo,'i" tions has put together a list of recommendations that will assist Canadians from low income back.. grounds to ~bt,1in .111 education that could in tUlTI provide a brighter financial future. ;Unongthose is a recomrnendation to provide funding through a dedicated Canadian education transfeJ:." Kuste confirmed CASA's recommendations, although they address education at a fcdet'all<~''l:~l, will scnt to the Rae postsecondary education only in Ontario. \Vroe noted the Rae review, which passed through the K-\'i/ area on NovClllber 26, has received ~ submission from the Feds, OUSA and

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Don't worry, your quesadilla or deluxe pizza won't cost you more than usual when you go to the Bomber. But, it is costing the Bomber more. Such fOQds are costing the owners and operators of restaurants across North America. On Canlpus, Marian Gadd, head corporate chefin charge of ordering food for the Bomber, has felt the pinch of high produce costs. She says, "'Prices for fresh produce are way higher than they should be at this time of year. \'Ve have seen prices for usually inexpensive vegetables double." For instance, acase of green peppers, a common food item at tl1e Bomber, now costs a whopping $50 per 10 kg case. Gadd says, "U sually a case ofgreen peppers costs us $25. Because of the increased cost:, we have had to cut back on the amount of produce we use and use alterna .. tive vegetables. \Ve aren't going to raise the prices of any of our products, but we may be forced to take them off the menuifprices get even worse." Green peppers are just one of the many produce items abnormally high. Checking the order sheet at the Bomber, Romaine lettuce, red peppers, and tomatoes are all cos ting over double their usual price. Ordinary customers are paying more for their veggies too. At local grocery stores, green peppers now cost around $3.99 per pound. That's a far cry from earlier in the term when they could be purchased for $.50·$1 per pound.

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f\nother university professor has joined the crusade in blaming aIcoholfor all the transgressions seen on Canadian carnpuses. Chris McCormick, head of the ment at St. Thomas favour ofa campus-wide ban on alcohol based on findings from the i\ddictiOll Re~earch Foundation, such as that 96 students are drinkers and lhat there is a dear correlation between binge drinking and bad gTades. "I found ;l1cohol on campus to have a relationship with an increase in various types of crimes, from minor assault and vandalism to drunk driving and rape ," said McCol'fnick. Failing a ban, McCormick advises friends as the best antidote. "Peer pressure is one of the biggest problems that students face at this point in their lives. Discouraging this kind of [akohofJ abuse would help to control the situation."

Canada The. contest is over, the votes have been tabulated and the decision is final-··- Tom.my

Douglas is "The Greatest Canadian," according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corpo. ration contest of the same name. The CHC's heavily-hyped, l:wo-rnonth-long saga to name the Great \,\7hite North's biggest hero ended with Douglas·- the Fonner New Democratic Pai"ty leader who is regarded as the "fathei' of Canadian medicare" _._- claiming the top Rpot, \\1th T erty Fox tinishing st.'Cond, Pierre Tmdeau third, insulin discoverer Sir Frederick Banting fourth .11ld environmentalist David Suzuki fifth, Suspiciously, websites touting the life's work of these gentlemen - from the David Suzuki Foundation site to the federal NDP site to the Canadian Diabetes Association site -- all of· feted links to the CBC's "Greatest Canadian" site for quick and easy voting. All this is a link pompous for an idea we ripped off from the Brits, don't you think?

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A Bomber employee shows off their new oddly-shaped green peppers. But what caused this produce price increaSe anyway? 111e answer is simple: Mother Nature got angry at the United States. Earlier this year, hurricanes ripped through Florida, destroying the crops that would normally be supplying much of North America with fresh tomatoes, green and red peppers. As if that wasn't enough, bad weather hit California faxmers as well, setting back those crops too.

And, the prices aren'tlikely to decrease either. Amelican Thanksgiving slgnalled the beginning ofrheCh1i'itmasrushofcateringevenrsandl.arge diJmers. During the pre-Christmas period, the price ofproduce can only be ell..1JCcted to increase as the demand increases. But once the New Year begins, most food analysts predict that the price for produce will come down. So if you can give up your garden salad addict'ion until the New Year, you might just save yourself a few bucks.

Australian phone company Vitgin I\Iobii(~ has developed a new service that allows customers to blacklist numbers from their personal phones on nights when ,vill he drinking, preventing them from making embarrassing late night drunken phone calls. The company surveyed 409 people and found· that 95 per cent made akohol-fuelledcallstocxlovers (30 per ct."!1t) and current partners (19 per cent) as well as bosses and other people (36 per cent). Fifty-fiye percent of those polled said that the tirst thing they do the moming after a :>tupor is check their phone to see who they privileged \.V'ith a call the night before, compared to the eight per cent who reach fortbeheadache piUs first. In other news, an informal study I conducted has found that 100 per cent of people woutd love to be researchers for Virgin 1Iobile. mstratford@imprint.uwaterioo.ca


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Protesters greet Bush Janice Jim IMPRINT STAFF

As Paul Martin, George Bush and other select guests dined inside the heavily guarded Museum of Civilization on Tuesday night, hundreds ofprotestors stood face-to-face with lines ofriot police. The nighttime protest in Gatineau, Quebec, capped a long day of action during Bush's state visit to Canada. Tensions rose as several hundred protestors arrived outside the museum around 7 p.m. A group of protestors pulled down two lines of metal barricades that police had erected. Police re~cted quickly and bolstered their lines with rows ofheavily armoured riot police. The standoff outside the museum continued for several hours and, except for some shoving by protestors

and a few arrests, the standoff ended without incident. Anti-Bush protests began on Wednesday with a noontime rally. Allrnanners ofprotestors were in attendance, including university stu.dents, teenagers, families with kids and senior citizens. Protestors travelled from all across Ontario, Quebec and even the Maritimes to demonstrate. The first speaker, Ottawa city counsellor Clive Doucet, implored protestors to "treat my city as if it was your grandmother's living room. Leave the furnl.turein place." Protestors heeded that message, as there were few incidents of vandalism during' the ~ch. Speakers, representing many different groups, presented a laundry listofgrievances against Bush. See MARCHES, page 7

The tale of two dis'senting cities

For the past two weeks, the Western world has seen something remarkable occur in Ukraine. Following what appeared to many Ukrainians to be a rigged election, they took to the streets to protest the political outcome. Straddling east and west, Ukraine mtxes Russian and European Unibn influences and

against the winter's cold. All it would take is one yahoo to throw a stone and the peace would be broken, but for now, neither side has provoked the other physically. What is it about a cause like control of Ukraine that compels these people to rely only on the written and spoken words to fight for them? Perhaps they have seen what can happen when a country is torn apart by violence. One need only look at the shattered Yugoslav republic or the war-tom areas within the Russian federation to see that guns alone will not win the conflict. So too has the Russian elite discoveted the powerohvords. Journalists who have recentiy

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for. control Aver the Russian frontier. ' sian-~etic) pq.ttiopof theq>U11~~epolt What is remarkable about this protest, howthat the govemm:s and Wge business owners ever, is that in spite of the tens of thousands of have reverted to ~M)Vl£!·>S!Vle rNlCtJi'io<is peopl~ protesting, there has been no record<..a out the support for Yanwmvych. violence. • The media and company public address Yes, crowds have packed downto\vn Kiev. systems beseech, command and otherwise presYes, the riot police are out in force. Yes, major sure their audiences and workers to gather in commercial arteries and,enterprises have been support ofYanukovych. There have yet to be blocked at various times by various groups any reports of equal tactics from the western, anxious for action. But, at least according the Yushchenko supporting end of the country media reports that I have read, not one shot has but there is little doubt that no door has been been ftred by either side in hostility, nor has leff unknocked upon in order to rally support anyone hit anyone else in anger or fear. Instead: for either side. we have been treated to pure discourse. However, the spontaneous support of the Daily images are beamed around the world Yushchenko side seems ungoaded while the showing an orange-clad Viktbr Yushchenko Yanukovych supporters appeared, marshalled . support~r arguing with a blue-clad Viktor in front of the cameras in order to show Yanukovych supporter. Each argues and hasupport for their loved and (perhaps) soonrangues the other - sometimes quietly and to-be leader! frequently in raised voices - about who would Whether the crisis wears itself out or exmake the best Prime 1'vfinister. plodes into something unforeseen is irrelevant. Then, rather than come to blows, one sim- What matters is that, for two glorious weeks, ply throws up his or her hands and walks away. the conflictofideologies has danced from tongue While the electoniI crisis slowly works its way to mind without a single shot being ftred. through th~ parliament and the courts, the nmoogksoulis@imprint.uwaterloo.ca people patiently wait outside, bundled up

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High school students to hold federalprovincial simulation at UW NextweekwillseeModeml.anguat,:res flooded 'with hundreds of high school students participaungin the Federal-Pwvinc-ial ConfcrenceSimulation. The youngyisitors \!.>ill be acting in the role of politicians, the govemmentand the news media. The cyetlt is sponsored by U\\7' s depal1ment'Of f'VHU' .. ", science and the local History H.eads

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T t' check itout, go to the ModetnLanguages Formore information, contactProfessorJ ohnJaworsky at 888:.4567, extension 6566 or at jiaworsk@uwaterloo.ca. foy(~r()n, December 7 or December 8.

Former Conrad Grebel president passes Rodney Sawatsky, a former president of Conrad Grebd University College, died Saturday in Waterloo. He was 60. Sawatsky came to Grebe! as a faculty member in 1974 and served as academic de~, vice-president and acringpresident, then as president from 1989 to 1994.

"Rod Sawatsk-y's vision and passion for liberal arts education were instrument.'1l in shaping the academic program at Conrad Grebe!," said Henry Paetka14 current Conrad Grebe! president. "He helped to forge the close relationship the College has with the University of Waterloo. Rod's vision extended beyond undergraduate education to gJ:aduate theological education which would serve the leadership needs of the church. He left anindclible imprint on the college." In 1994 he was named president of another Mennonite-affiliated institution, Messiah College in Grand1am, Pennsylvania, where he \vas president until his retirement on June 30 this year. He and his wife, Lorna, t(etired to \vatedoo. Memorial donations may be made to the Sawatsky Visiting Scholars Fund at Grebe! or to the !-.fennonite Central Committee.

cil ,vith an update on the pro!:,'1:ess ofthe campus. "Weare grateful for this very generous gift by the Lyle Shantz Hallman Charitable Foundation," said Johns ton. "1 t5 implications are far reaching for hoth the university and our community. " He added, "The downtown Kitchener health sciences campus and school of pharmacy continue that tradition of building communities through an innovative partnership with the City of Kitchener, U\'/' and the other project partners." Jim Hallman, president of the Lyle Shantz Hallman Foundation, also spoke to council. H\'fe are very committed to this fine initiative by the City of Kitchener and the University of \i{:aterloo to improve health care in d1C local region," he said. "\'/'e hope our contribution will fOim a strong foundation for the school of pharmacy." The schoolofpham1acycould be under consttuction by 2005, ,,-ith the ftrst students arriving in 2007. The Family Medicine Teaching Centre will begin phase I in space near the ne,\,\' campus in 2005, in order to provide for new medical trainees for dle 2005-06 academic year.

Big cash for pharmacy school The Universityofl.X'aterloo's SchoolofPharmac)' has received a substantial donation from the Shantz Hallman Foundation. The donation of$3 million allows the university to take a major step forward in the development of its 'new downtown I<.itchener campus by naming its first director: Dr. Jake Thiessen. The Hallman Foundation's one-time payment of $3 million ,vill be used for an endowment fund to support in perpetuity the school's head position, the Lyle Shantz Hallman Director of the school of pharmacy. At a meeting of Kitchener city council, the president of the university, Dav-id Johnston, made the announcementwhile providing coun-

Medical report released The grmvingchallenge of storing our medical records, especially the masses ofdata in diagnostic images, is the focus of a new report issued November 29 by the \XI'aterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research (WII-UR) based at UW. The WIHIR' s report is entitled J torage in the D~gitaf Healtheare

panel of industry and academic experts formed under the aef,..ts of the Waterloo Health Informatics Think-Tank. 'The report examines the information storage requirements ofhcalth organizations at both the enterprise and the regional leveL It outlines the storage options currently employed, as well as emersring solutions using grid-computing strategies. "'The challenges health. organizations face in t.lte area of infomlation storage require new thinking and new solutions," said Dominic Covvey, the founding director ofWlHIR. "Hospitals are faced with the challenge of reliably stoting and ensuring fast access to ~he rapidly grO'.ving volume of ftxed-content data, especially medic"J images_" Cowey added;"Senior hospital management, including CIOs and eros, need up-tn-date information on the latest products and their associated issues in order to be well positioned to effectively their entcqnise storage strategies. This a good starting point." The report identifies issues that Ihis new storage paradigm creates for the health applications developers and for IT decisionmakers. The material in the report is presented in executive-friendly form anditis freely available at hiuwaterloo.ca. Formoreinfonnation, contact Shirley Fenton, managing director ofWIHl R, at 888-4074 or hi@uwaterloo.ca.

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According to Paul Volcker, the former helmsman of the American economy, the American economy has a '75 pet cent chance ofexperiencing a curtency crisis wit卤lin the next five years. By a "currency crisis" he means a sharp change in the value of the liS dollar that would hurt the economy as a '.vho1e. In the lasttwo years, d1e greenback has fallen in value from 1.61oonies per greenback to 1.17. The sinking US do11'lf has been a bonanza for travelers to the U.S. But, the further the US dolL'lf sinks and the longer it stays there, the higher the losses will be in Canadian trade. Trade \V1.th Canada is profitable becausemaking stuff in Canada is cheaper than doing so south of the border. The strongerthe loonie, the less sense it makes for Americans to buy Carladian goods. There are some interesringeconomic forces driviilg the current news. For a long time, Americans have been buying more foreign goods than they were exporting to the rest of the world. This has usualIy been compensated by foreigners investing in America. Some countries, lil(e Japan, have also been buying American dollars as a way ofkeeping their currencies cheap_ This makes people buy more Japanese goods. This happy arrangement seems to be coming to an end. ,X/hile America's appetite for imported goods has increased, foreigners have started to doubt that investing their entire fortune in the Yankee economy is a good idea. This has meant that Americans have increasingly been bOJ:row-

ing from the rest of the world. Currently, Americans suck in a net of$2 billion every day. Many financiers don't believe this can continue and so they are less and less willing to take dollars from Americans. This is what causes the dollar to fall in value. However, instead ofa decline we could gel an avalanche. There are trillions of dollars with no buyers_ Selling it at once would be a disaster. , Instead, it is soW in a small trickle. It is thi.s ttickle that C()ntinuous!y beats down the value of the greenback. This trend would probably continue or even escalate. Conseq\lently, everyrhingvalued in US dollars from Ford trucks to Miami skyscrapers will lose value. Even middlecl;1ss Canadians would see huge losses beciiuse d1e American shares they own would fall in value. Something similar has already happened in the 1970s. Runaw-ay Vietnam \Xlar spending coupled with a sudden hike in the price of oil had wiped the value of the US dollat and thrown the Amel1.Can economy and the world economy into a deep recession. Nations that kept their money in America gbt seriously bruised. Eventually, the economies recovered and crisis-control meth.ods were devised. Yet, some people decided that capitalism was just not good enough and tumed to Marxist economics. Indeed, in the bumpy '70s, Marxism promised to be u~e "perfect" economic system. This "perfect system" collapsed within 20 years. If today's dollar crisis materializes and hits people hard, glohal capitalism will again be chaHe11t-,1'Cd as a system. Nations andhumanitpvillagain have a choice - to keep the imperfect system of Adarn Smith or to trade it forthe utopias of Marx or Mohammed. sgutfraind@imprint.uwatetioo.ca

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This month sees Fed HaH escaping from the clutches of debt and preparing to open its doors to a host of new events for U\V students next term. For the past 25 rears, part of student fees has gone towards paying off the looming mortgage at Fed Hall; the most recent division put towards the deht was $7.50 per head. adding up to approximately per term depending on the amount of students. But this December marks the last payment, meaning that Fed HaH wiUnolonger need to ta_ke a chunk of the student fees. "The purpose for that cost was simply to covet the cost of the building," said Raved Afzaal, Federation of Students vice president admin and finance. "Now that it's been covered we don't feel it's fair for the students still to pay for it. Our policy regarding all our businesses has always been that they shaH be self-sufficient. " The development is mostwclcome, as Fed Hall has been steadily losing money over the past year, even after doubling their rental rate from $50 to $100 in Octoher 2003. Afzaal is anxious to turn Fed Hall into a campus hot spot once again. "We have some plans already in place for next term. It's all about the image of the dub. We have to build up that image again," he said. TIllS image reconstruction has the management behind Fed Hall cooking up new ideas for successful events to keep the finances on the plus side. They have consulted with other schools as to what successful events they ha\Te held, set aside $10,000 in the budget for guest speakers and continue to design new events to

attract underage students. Marc Thususka, manager of campus bar operations, suggesteu that money has been lost through undetage events - a mix oflow attendance and no alcohol sales --- and that best thing to do is playup new events offering diver路sity and cntcttainmen t without alcohoL "Alcohol.i$ not a focus in the bars at all. Our focus is to provide a safe environment for students on onr campus. \\/hethcr they are old enough to drink or not old enough cd they're still students and all students," said ]'hususka. The most promising innovation is a new student group dubbed "The Crew," consisting of U\Y/-ers \vho will receive money and information from thc Fedsmarketing department and will then organize get-togethers at Fed HaH themselves. They are not only In charge of organizing events, but also keeping tabs on U\Y/ student groups who wish to hold events at Fed Hall and recrl!iting fellow students who want a piece of the Crew's student activism. One idea the group 'w'ill be investigating are the tentatively tided "House Jams," which arc parties with food and drinks held as a sign of appreciation and homage to councillors and part-time staff at UW. Afzaal is happy to see the idea taking off. "These people are so dynamic and energetic. They are going outside recmiting more people teUingthem about the nights, getting them in. We have 60 people as part of this crew right now," he said. For more information on 'D1e Crew, contact Afzaai at 888-4567 ext. 3880 or v-paf@feds.ca. mstratford@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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Students help others "Extend-A-Family" Christine Loureiro

The organization receives financial support primarily from the Ministry of Community and Social Services, Fourth-year social development studwhich assesses funding applications ies student Lisa Bianchi spends two made by the program on behalfofthe days a week working with a special . families. The program matches families who have special needs individuals needs child; she takes him bowlingand to the movies and since September has with community members, according worked with his family to introduce to their website, creating opportunihim to different social situations. ties for friendship. Through the Waterloo Region Although they run a variety of difbranch ofExtend-A-Family, Bianchi, ferent programs, Bianchi and other students are involved through Special like about 800 other volunteers supporting over 700 families, is developServices at Home. "One of the hallingwhat she calls a great relationship mar~s of the program is individualwith a special needs person and his ity," says Lobe. "[Special Services at Home is] keen on creating responses family. Extend-A-Family was founded in based on what families need." 1981 by a local mother who wanted to Workers can help individuals learn "create relationships for her daughter to use the bus, cook, do homework or, like Bianchi, work on social skills. The instead ofjustpaid support," according toExtend-A-Familyrecruitmentcoor- . positions are primarily paid, and the dinatorand UW alumnus David Lobe. average weekly commitment is five IMPRINT STAFF

hours, but can range from one or two up to twenty, depending on an assessment from the Ministry of CommunityandS~Services. Lobe is also a worker in the Sp.ecial Services at Home program, working

areas, depending on each family'S needs, echoing the emphasis on individualized services. Extend-A-Family offers sessions in first aid and CPR, non-violent crisis intervention, medication and lifts and transfer training. Bianchi, who aspires to become a speech pathologist, came t() ExtendA-Family in September, havingpreviously volunteered with Kids Ability (another program aini'ed at assisting children with disabilities) andin class. room situations with special needs children. She knew other people involvedwith Extend-A-Family and was looking for a part-time job, so she contacted the organization and went in for an interview. This is her first one-on-one experience, and she says it with one individual for the last three is a rewarding one. years. He first became involved with "It's something that's a good exExtend-A-Familyin 1999. perience and I thinkit's a great place to Workers receive trainingin various work," Bianchi says, advising any in-

Marches: Parish, Layton speak Continued from page 5

They mainly spoke against the war in Iraq, criticised the behaviour of the US military and called Bush a war criminal. The other major issue was opposition, to the missile defence shield. During the rally, loud cheers and chants of "Bush go home," "occupationis actimet fromlraq to Palestine," and "sL'1ld Bu.<;h to jail" rose up from the emhu~iastic crowd. The march began around 1 p.m. with Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" blaring from a sound truck. Under the watchful eyes ofpolice and several circIinghelicopters, the crowd, which was estimated to be from 5,000 to 15,000, wound its way through the downtown core. Marchers were armed with signs and banners (some nice, others not so nice) that read "resist empire," "drop Bush, not bombs," and "war criminal, go home."

Ottawa's downtown was brought to a standstill as the march wound its way to Parliament Hill. The highlight of the march was the toppling of a three metre-high papier mache Bush effigy on the lawn of Parliament Hill. Parodying the toppling of Saddarn's statue, the Bush stame ,"vas quicldy destroyed by stomping protestors. As the crowd arrived at the Hill, more spciti-rs tobk ttlthemakeshiftstagek

from of the Padiarnt.':f1t '!::mildings. Some marchers decided to take more direct action and made their way to the Chateau Laurier hotel, several blocks from Parliament Hill. Bush was said to be speaking there in the afternoon. A tense confrontation ensued as police tactical units blocked protestors from the hotel. Some bot. des and several paint balloons were thrown at police, who responded with pepper spray and pushed the throngs ofprotestors back. Thestandofflasted late into the afternoon.

As the sun faded, the action moved back to Parliament Hill for a 5 p.m. candlelightvigil. Thousands ofomdles flickered in the wind as speakers once again took to the stage. Jack Layton, Carolyn Parrish andAmerican war-resistor Brandon Hugherallspolreanhe Pam5h dtc,'\' the iOk'tk'5t dlt.'Cn;

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a "coalition of the idiots." Parrishvo,vt:.'<itobethevoiceoftruth and "work hard on your behalf" Some in thecrowd sang "0 Canada" as thevigil drew to a close. After the v.igil, some protestors gathered forthe march. to the Museumin Gatineau, whileothersmade their way back onto buses for the trip home. Democracy is alive and ""ell in Canada as thousands were able to express their opposition to Bush. The dememsttations in Ottawa werelargely pea:ceful TherewerenomaJorincidents . and police reported only 21 arrests.

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ifthey have the time and dedication to do so. According to Bianchi, families rely on Extend-A-Family and partner children are often excited to see their friend. Lobe also believes that Extend-AFamilyi$ a great program for student involvement. It provides great work experience ~d develops people skills, the position is relatively flexible and the position pays well compared to other student jobs, starting at $10.50 per hour. Support through Extend-A-Family is offered to community members aged tw:o to eighty, although the majorityare school-aged. For more information, visitwww.eafwt.on.ca or contact David Lobe at 741-0190, exten~ sion 38. cloureiro@imprint.uwaterloo•. ca

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"In today's highly competitive job market,1 am watching my friends with master's degrees getting turned down for jobs. It is always a "catch 22" story where you can't get work without experience, but you can't get experience without work. I went through UW's co-op program, but the jobs available either did not really relate to my p(Jrticuiar career goals (you always find out what you OONT want to do), or did not provide enough responsibility to impress future employers. For me, WPIRG provided a forum to get involved in the community and work on issues that really mattered to me, Because WPIRG activities are designed and run by students, it is the students who develop technical know/edge, and organizational, planning, and communication skills, with roles of responsibility for projects higher than they would achieve in any entry-level job when leaving university. WPIRG got me involved in the community where I was developing partnerships with other organizations, making presentations to city councils and chambers of commerce, and learning first hand about provincial regulatory processes that are essential in my field of work (urban planning and environmental assessment). AI! of these experiences were key to getting and succeeding in my first "real"job, (working for a national lobby group for municipal government). We are in an era of decreasing faith in politicians to represent their constituents; knowledge of public processes beyond the ballot box have empowered me to continue being an active part of my community, supporting efforts that I see 05 important, rather than being a community member simply by default of where I live.

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Friday, December 3, 2004 Editorial Board Editor-in-chief, ~ Laura Katsirdakis editor@imprint.)lwaterloo.ca Assistant Editor, Phil Weiner Cover Editor, Dan ]l;ficak News Editor, Sarah Allmendinger Opinion Editor, Rachel· Shugart Student Life Centre 1116

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Stripper shortage rocks the nation Some countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia, exploit their own citizens for the sex trade under the noses of (or with co-operation from)lawenforcement Let'scallthem "old school." More advanced places, like Amsterdam, have legalized the sex trade. How very European. If you read the news, you've likely But here in North America, our scanned past some headline or anentrepreneurial spirit knows no borother about the tvfinister ofImmigraders. For years, women have been tion, Judy Sgro and the Romanian brought into the United States and l'tripper. Canada through back-door channels to work in "massage" parlours and . The angle the media has been covling examineswbether it was appro- other establishments of'ill repute. priate for Sgro to give permission to . The Canadian government reissue a visa for the Romanian woman sponded to the indus~"s outcry and to stay in Canada. enacted anirnmit,>ration firogram. The respected and honoured businessmen Other papers ask the more interestingquestion ofwhether this strip- . (i.e. the admirable entrepreneurs we call strip-club owners who've worked per visa immigration progr~ has any merIt at all and whether the their fingers to the bone and contributed somuch.to our society) pleaded wom~n brought in through the protheir case to our government: there is gram are brought in not so much to a shortage of strippers - please help! stnp but to perform less legal acts And they did. Our borders became (one assumes they mean jaywalking open to strippers from' everywhere and tax evasion) which homegrown strippers refuse to do (see, this is through the stripper visa program. what happens when you educate Canadians saw the black market situwomen and let them know their ation and did the U.S. one better. Smuggle in sex workers? How quaint. rights - our economy suffers). See, Canadians can indeed outdo Trust the media to miss the point. This isn't a story about Sgro; it's Americans at something- we saw a need to exploit women and unlike not even a story about Canadian imcountries with. limited visiqn (only migration policy. It's about Canada forging the way thinking about exploiting their own women), we said, "let's import 'em!" forward in international trade. Opening our markets, widening our economic horizons. Let me explain. See STRIPPER, pg 14

Editorial Staff Ne"'"l> Assistant, Mark Johnson Opinions Assistant, Jonathan Chiu Features Assistant, Brendan Burrows Arts Assistant, David George-Cosh Science Assistant, Jeff Anstett Sports Assistant, Rod McLachlan Photo Assistant, Mohammad Jangda Graphics Assistant, Hitpshi Murakami Web Assistant, Scott Houston Systems Administrator, Javed Iqbal Lead Proofreader, Simon Yarrow Proofreader, Nada'a Fayyaz Proofreader, Ernie Lau Proofreader, Anthony Lodi Proofreader, Rebecca Temmer Production Staff Claire Mousseau Serena Wong Christine Loureiro

Durshan Ganthan Janice Jim Office Staff General manager, Catherine Bolger cathy.bolger@imprint.uwaterloo.ca Advertising & production manager, Laurie Tigert-Dumas Advertising Assistant, Bobby Hyleung ads@imprint.uwaterloo.ca Distribution, Chandra Mouli Di~tribution, Suresh Datla Volunteer co-ordinator, Kirika Bussell Production assistant, vacant Next staff meeting: Friday, December 3 12:00 p.m., SLC 1116

Turnkey Desk? Tina explains that turnkey archaically means jailor and holder of the keys. A little bit closer to reality, the .turnkey can open any door for anyone atUW. Most People go to the turnkey to get Greyhound tickets at a student This column has been devoted, for the . discount, but did you know that you most part, to a peek at other university can also get batteries, coffee, plastic news. At the close of my first termat utensils, maps of campus and the city, UW, I'd like to comment on an aspect Tylenol, band aids, tampons, conof Waterloo life that amazes me. doms, sewing kits, first aid kits, disThe subject of my awe the counted Galaxy tickets,goggles, nose Turnkey Desk. When I did my plugs, badminton birdies, cereal, pretundergraddegree at Western, the only zels' soup and local tourist information? 24-hour thing I encountered was the Tim Horton's and that was onlydurAnd everyone should be aware that theNationalPostis not the only option ing exam weeks. It is not often that such a thing in the SLC. Mimy newspapers and exists anyone can walk up to the desk and askanyquestion about UW. Not only is there someone behind the.

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Ever want to hear some obscure David Bowie or Michael Jackson's Thrillei2 No problem. It is not surprising that those who man the 24-hourdesk have some pretty odd stories to tell. Beingadjacentto the Bomber usually: brmgs about most of these stories. TheTurnkeyDeskoffersaonedollar coatcheckservice, purelyoutofthegoodness of their hearts, on Bomber nights, One night, an inebriated female approached theTumkey Desk, described her jacket, and was irate when told it could not be found She made her dissatisfaction known and persisted in this. Whenthefirealarmwentoff,shestill could not be convinced to drop 'her

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Some of the employees, like Ryan Shaw, have existing UW knowledge from years of acting as a frosh leader and don, but all new turnkeys must 'go through four training sessions, each eight hours long. As Tina Deacoff explains, each new turnkey has a mentor lead him or her through this process. The name for the mentor? TMT, or turnkey master trainer. Deacoff says that she has been a turnkey for five years and loves the job. Ever wondered why it's called the

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magazines, including theG/obe and can be borrowed from the turnkey desk. There are also information binders on everything from biking in Waterloo to birth control. The turnkey has a lost and found service and a collection of dishes that can be borrowed, and they take music requests from anyone. Since the Turnkey Deskh~ been 4.J. existence for roughly thirty years, it has quite the music collection, including some interesting vinyl records. }y1fi~Adbustersand The Economist,

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witnessed her rushing in, finding the coats and reclaiming hers. She had COURTESY TURNKEY DESK descti~d a red coatto the turnkeys. Unfortunately, in her state ofmind she'd forgotten that she had worn a black jacket that night Sheleftwithoutsayinganotherword to the turnkeys. . On top ofallthe things the turnkeys do,dea1ingwithBombercrowdsisprobably nptone of the most exciting tasks, butit is pretty funny after the fact The TurnkeyDeskis aunique service. According to them, it is the only one of its kind on all of Canada's campuses. And I am truly in awe of it editor@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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Cigarettes stabbed my grandfather to death To the editor, I was reading through Imprintwith a friend of mine today. We were having fun ridiculing Mark Johnson and his puerile arguments for banning smoking. We laughed at the, "scourge of our society,'; we snickered at the bald assertion that they're, ''wreaking havoc on our environment;" I nearly fell on the ground? laughing at "we're fighting for their health!" What really got me was when I got to, "45,000 Canadians die every year from tobacco use..." Didn'thejust say second-hand smoke was in fact more dangerous? Lets take aclosedook. Ontario's population is about 12 million. Let's call that one third of Canada. It stands to reason that we'd have about one third of these 45,000 smoking deaths, lets say a quarter, just to be on the safe side and

account for regional disparities like more smokers in Quebec. So now we've got about 11,000 people dying from tobacco use in Ontario. We'li further assume that the second-hand smoking deaths are bundled into "tobacco use," I can't 'look it up because Johnson didn't inchlde a source. But wait! Second hand smoke is 'more dangerous' than first hand (so presumably it kills more people?) this means, that at most, 5,200 people are dying from fir~t and second-hand srn'oke. This leaves an unfortunate 4,900 people who are dying from tobacco use, but not from the smoke. Now, I don't know of anyone dying from snuff or chewing complications. I hardly think these can account for ten times as many deaths as murders. Obviously, these poor people are being stabbed to death by their packs of cigarettes. You saw the menacing, fanged cigarette comic in the bottom right

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- Tim Foster 2Bphysics GRT and university need .each other

Dear editor, I want to thank Tim Mollison for the community editorial that he wrote concerning the GRT and its relationship with the University ofWaterlo.o. . As someone who has been here for three years and wo.rks in· Kitchener, I have been repeatedly frustrated with the costs of using the GRT as my primary mode of transportation. I canflotafford a vehicle: I am male, under 25 years ofage, as well as an outof-province student. YetI may as well buy a car, maintain it, and pay insurance for the costs that I incur riding the bus. OnPriday, the day the article came out, I was at the GRTTransportation centre waiting to make my: connection. I wandered upstairs, wheretheGRT had set out a booth to. promote the four proposed routes for the new Express Route Corridor, and indeed: UW was left off of two of the propo.sed routes. In all four routes WLU was included, but in two of them, our school, the number one ranked comprehensive school in the country, the school which consistently has the best reputation \\i.th employers, was left off the propo.sed route. The staff who were at the booth expressed their dismay at Peds disinterest in continuing discussions re- . gardingthe U-Passandsuggested that it could have disastrous future consequences for transit accessibility to our· university. .My concern is this: the current relationship of the University o.fWaterloo with the G RT not only affects those of us currently attending the university. Itaffectsfuture students toagreater degree. T'4e proposed routes not only represent an express bus route, but also the futureLRT system which will be coming to Kitchener-WaterlooCambridge in the not-so-distant future. In the GRT's explanation of the Central Transit Corridor, they have included this description: "The CTC Express Bus Service will build up ridership levels that will ultimately support a higher order transit system such as Light Rail Transit. . "In the future, riders will travel along the Central Transit Corridor and be able to connect to Grand River Transit bus routes, inter-city bus services, GO transit and VIA Rail." \Ve are students at one of the best universities in Canada and yet we do not have adequate access to the current city transportation system and risk being left out ofimprovements to this

system which will drastically increase the accessibility ofstudents to thevarious services (including affordable housing) in Kitchener, Waterloo. and Cambridge. Alongwith anew School o.fArchitecture in Cambridge and a planned School of Pharmacy in downtown Kitchener, would it not be'in the students' best interests to. be invo.lved and included in improvements to the current urban transportation system? Por the sake of future students at our institution, I implore Ms. Wroe andher friends in Peds to take an active role in opening up dialogue with the GRT, discussions of the U-Pass and discussions surrounding the new Express Corridor. Otherwise, our university risks losing its place of prominen<;e in our community and risks an eventual loss o.fits p~ce ofprominence in our country. Wouldn'tit be tragicifthe development of an LRT system through the K-W-C area were tOlgnore the University ofWaterloo because ofthe unwillingness of the Peds executive to enter into negotiations with the GRT?

-Peter Thurl~ 4A philosophy

Not what you say but how you say It To the editor, Do we truly want Members o.fParfulment to actin such disgraceful man. ner that just shows them to be no b·etter than spoiled brats? I do not have problem \vith Parrish speaking her mind, even ifI disagree with her o.pinions, I do have problem with how she is saying her views. Perhaps she wan~ed attention to her views so that more people would be aware of her o.pinions about Bush. Perhaps she is just being pllJ.in silly. A Member of Parliament is suppose to represent the constituency.and and people who reside in there. As a public official, she~ suppose to be more than a brat. If sensationalism is only way she can express her view, I question her aJ:>ility and qualificatiori to be an 1-IP.

- Sang Jk "fohan Bang 2A history A case for WPIRG

To the editor, Prom time to time, Canadians get the chance to see what makes them Canadian. These opportunities can come in the guise ofa CBC televisio.n program searchingforthe "GreatestCanadian," peacekeeping in Haiti, debating universal healthcare, or choosing to. support an o.n-campus organization committed to. improving the lives of others. \X.'hen I am confronted ,vith these opportunities, I am strengthened by the remembrance thatwe are a people who are committed to supporting

others in their struggles to make things better. Defining "making things better" is challenging, but there are certain litmus tests that can be applied to see if it's a ''betterment'' activity. Por instance,is the activity helping people to foster tolerance and \illderstanding, live a more healthy life, or feel empowered? As students, we cannot do much about peacekeeping missions or universal healthcare, butwe can do. something closer to home by supporting WPIRG. This organization has passed all of the above litmus tests for working . toWards making things better and now its existence is in danger because a few students feel that no one should pay $4.75per term as part of their student fees. This is a shame for the following reasons: 1) Students can opt-out of paying this so why not let some students do that instead of ruining it for everyone else who wants to support WPRIG? 2) WPIRG is staffed mainly by students who., by default, are frugal so each centofyourmoneyis being spent wisely. 3) Many students complain ofuniversity being filled with many ideas andlittle action. WPRI G' s pUrpose is to transform ideas into reality! Making things better is always a struggle and those doing that work ah~rays need support. Offer a helping hand (www.wpirg.org) and don't sign or support the anti-WPIRG petition.

- Nathan Fahry

2AERS A little over the top To the cditol; I'm writing in response to Graham Barclay's article, "For shame again, Elmasry." While I am not advocating in favour of, or against Pro.fessor Elmasry, I do think that to impune religion in general for a few examples is a little extreme. I wo.uld submit that this is equally as into.lerant as those who feel like they are discriminated against, such as Barclay. I do reco.gnize that some people use their religion as an excuse to discriminate, perform hate crimes or pursue terrorists. However, by no means is the religion telling these extremists to do. this. Can the entire Christian commur;rity be shunned because a fewunstabIe peo.ple killed abo.rtion doctors? , And not "promoting" a1ifestyleis not discrimination. I do believe it is possible to loo.k beyond the actions of a person and still like the person. Look' at the basis of most religions. They promote peace and acceptance, while still adherihg to certain standard o.f right and wro.ng. I just hope thatin the future disagreement is not equated with discrimination.

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At 1:09 p.m. on Movember 30, 2004, George W. Bush was in a meeting with Prime Minister Paul Martin in Ottawa. At that moment, CNN.com's top story was unsurprisingly tided "Bush arrives in Canada." ~BC.ca, on the other hand, declared "Brothers in Walkerton Accept Plea Bargain." Huh? Below that story, there was a mention of "that cowboy dude is here today, or something." Supporters ofour state-run news agency -the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -claim thatit operates withou.t bias. But would an unbiased news organization funded by the Liberal Party downplay the arrival of a US President to highlight the woes of former Ontario Prog1:essive Conservative premier Mike Harris? Would a news organization that has a balanced opinion of all political parties conveniently forget to include

And why do the snobs at the CBC have to name their Bl}sh blog an "Online Diary?" Their fake British accents already establish a sufficient level of snobbery. Whether or not CBC's editors believe it, the arrival of Bush in Canada is quite possibly the most important event in recent Canadian memory. They would be wise to take note of the occurrence. At the joint press conference following their meeting, believe it or not.Bush appeated warmer and more considerate than ~fartin. (I guess they " just don't make moronic murderous Christian fundamentalist American presidents like they used to.) . Bush laughingly thanked Canadians who welcomed him "with all five fingers" for their kind hospitality and warm reception. Martin, on the other hand, droned insecurely about scientific decisions in favour of Canadian bee.£. Despite some Canadians' opinions and possible misgivings about Bush, he is more ally than enemyand avery powerful one at that. Bush made both facts cleat during his Ot-

tawa visit. Bush's visit signals the . ate perhaps the most famous: "Gefrom CBC's online atchives. Perhaps end ofJean Chretien's sour reign and ography has made us neighbors, its $1 billion-a-yeat of my money is the beginning of a new era in the history has made us friends, ecogood for something cyclical relationship that exists benomic~ has made us pattners, [and] tween the leaders of our two closely- . necessity has made us allies." talevesq@imprint.uwaterloo.ca knit nations. , The quotations, by the way, ate Chretien, apparendy referred to as "dino" around the White House, was not the only Prime Minister stunning ••• who found himself at odds with a evocative Osbii's vision is cerIaiIIIy impressive enough for tills viewer tv want tv go back for more." US President. IIiIIAlDMEie· .......... Prime MinisterJohn Diefenbaker SA stunning acIIievement of described President Kennedyin this 21st CentIIy anime." fashion: "He's a hothead. He's a fool - too you~g, too brash, too inexperienced, and a boastful son of a bitch!" And Nixon called Trudeau "a pompous egghead," a "lousy son of a bitch" and "an asshole" on separate occasions. " So, in retrospect, I am willing to forgive Fran<;oise Ducros for calling Bush a "moron," but in the future he should strive for more creative insults. Reagan's relationship with Mulroney stands at odds with such insults, as they happily sang their favorite song together- When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. Last but not least, John F. Kennedy's rematks about Canada's relationship with the United States

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Conservatives simply jealous of the success of Martlli's Libera.ls a dead-end attempt to do even more gay bashing. On the fiscal side of things, Conservative chiefnut Stephen Hatperand deputy Peter :MacKay - two champion anti-PC/ Allianc:e merger backstabbers --;-whine about the governm~nt's huge· surplus and scold them for "overtaxing Canadians to As we near the term's end, there resupport [paul Martin's] spendinghabmains one embarrassing element in its." Canadian politics that sticks out like a If taxes ate so high, why does the sore thumb-- a collection ofgrumpy Reg1:essive Conservative Party bleat ~urmudgeons who care only about about how we've got to raise spending scoring cheap political points. I am of on the militaty and on farm subsidies? course referring to our beloved AlliThey want tax cuts and higher spendance Conservative Patty. Look at their antics in the House of ing-that's the kind ofidiotic George Bush econ~mics that creates huge defiCommons. Do theycate about aid for cits and recessions! farmers? Debt repayment? SoCial proDon't forget that in the 2000 elecg1:affis?Theenvironment? Nope, their tion, the Conservatives (then called top priority is stopping same-sex the Canadian Alliance) actually supmarriages. ported income tax hikes for the poor! In spite of provinces representing What cold-hearted economicwackos! 85 per cent of Canada's population The federal Liberals have paid off having legalized same-sex marriage, over $60 billion of the Mulroney naone ofPatliament's no-name redneck tional debt and ate putting more fundReform-esque backbenchers has ininginto affordable housing, childcate, troduced a bill (C-268) to try and define marriage as "the la~ful union of implementing the Kyoto Accord, wind power, foreign aid, the military and one man and one woman to the exclumany other ateas to benefit Canadision ofall other persons" -meaning And our economy just keeps ans. to deny human rights to gays. booming. The justice committee ofthe House That's making the Conservatives of Commons has ruled the bill unconangry. They detest seeingCan!lrla prosstitutional but an appeal is likely per under the Liberals and their prounderway. With the Bloc Quebecois, NDP, , g1:essive policies. They're pissed off that because of most Liberals and parliamentaty IYIILF the huge deficits, collapsing economy Belinda Stronach favouring gay matand massive unemployment brought riage, the bill will be defeated. Still, it's to us by the last Conservative governshameful that the Conservatives would ment in Ottawa, Canadians prefer to ,vaste Patliament's time and money in

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stick with what works for theit countty. Thanks to this Liberalgovemment, our economic position has earned us the envy of the rest of the G-8 nations, most ofwhom have been unable to ~t out of deficit. Martin's Liberals ate spending tax dollats responsibly and maintaining healthy spending with low tax rates. With such agteatperformance,is it any wonder the Liberals are consistently the mostpopulatpolitical pattyin Canada? Can't the Conservatives get the. message? High deficits and tax breaks for the rich are not what Canadians want! Nor do they want the self~right­ eous crusades of social conservative MPs railing against gay marriage, the decriminalization of marijuana and a woman's right to an abortion. • Canadians are a prudent, sensible and prOg1:essive people, fat too intelligent to ever vote in the dangerous Alliance Conservative Party ofAlberta, er... Canada. With the possibility of an election within a yeat, Canadians must again consider whether they'dlike to choose less debt, lower taxes, prudent spending, better health care, the Kyoto Protoco~ effective gun contiol,low:inflation and independent foreign policy ... or the Conservatives. To those who call politicians liats and the like, please be optimistic! I trust our federal government and hold politicians in the highestregatd. Let's hope the wondrous fiscal management of the Liberals will continue to bring great prosperity to Canadians. mjohnson@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

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. focus on anti-gay sentiment and gaybashing in America. The murder, the trial and the media surrounding the event spawned two television shows and a documentary play called The Laramie Project. Shepard never gave any great speeches, he didn't try to challenge society's norms and never ran across the country for any cause - yet he is one ofour martyrs, solely because he suffered the fate which every openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individual secredy fears. When ABC's 20/20 began airing adverts for an "investigative report revealing shocking new revelations" about the entire event, I was confused. The media has covered the murder, both in the mainstream and

underground, beyond measure. If there was anything new to reveal, it would have to be something major, right? Apparendy, after six full months of looking into the matter, they've come to the conclu~ sion that it wasn't a hate crime after all, just a robbery gone bad. Ohhhkay. So if this is their claim, they must have some sort of concrete proof, right? Nope-just the two convicted killers. Aside from relying heavily upon some other minor witnesses (whose stories have changed in one way or another from their original testimonies), they lay their journalistic integrity upon two people who hopped themselves up on meth, kidnapped a five-foot-two, 105pound guy from a bar and pistol-

whipped him 18 times. Robbery? Sure, I can accept that - there's never one single reason for any crime - but to say that anti-gay sentiment wasn't even involved isn't just naive, it's blind stupidity. I wouldn't have had such a problem with this so-called "investigative report" if the writers had done, at the very least, a half-as sed job. For six whole months of research, 20/20 didn't manage to come, up ~th a single new theory or factoid about the murder. Each and every "shocking revelation" had been published before, debated over and accepted as truth or falsity by any number of well-respected media outlets. 20/20 ignored information from ' over 200 interviews with the killers that went into the creation of The

Laramie Project. They ignored the killer's extreme an:ti-gay hate that was delivered with pride by one of the killers during the initial talks with police, before they'd even talked to lawyers about how to plea to the case, and they then dismissed the "gay panic defense': (used by the pair during the trial) as a fabrication invented by lawyers. 20/20 selectively edited their own taped interviews with the Shepard family and police who investigated the murder to try and back up their own twisted truths. But whatis the most telling, isn't anything. that actually goes on during the show, but what happens near the end. When the interview with one of the killers, Aaron See 20/20, pg 14

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Analyzing Ukraine's 2004 presidential election I am a second-generation Ukrainian living in Canada who is deeply concerned about the future ofUkraine. The presidentihl elections in Ukraine are akin to this year's United States presidential elections in terms ofimportance to the future of the country's democracy. Thedifferencesinideologies between twoleading candidates, the pro-Moscow Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych, supported by the current regime and the Krerplin and West-lCaning Viktor Yushchenko, ancpivotalin determining Ukraine's future. l>Jumerous falsifications, voter intimidation and a vicious propaganda campaign have, prevailed in the first round. In spite of all the dirty tricks, media bias and slandering, thecurrentregime still failed todiscredit Yushchenko in the eyes of Ukrainians. The final election ..outcome will have an impact not only

internally, but also internationally. yushchenkp won the firstround ofvoting on October 31 by the narrowestofmargins, receiving 39.87per centof the ballots against 39.32 per cent for Yanukovych in a race\vith 24 candidates. SinceneithercandidatereachedSOpercentofthe vote, asecondroundrun-offelecrionwascalled for November 21, 2004, ultimately determining Ukraine's fate - demoqacy or a continuation of dictatorship. Yanukovych won Ukraine's presidentialrun-off,however,elecrionobserversandthe opposition affirmed that the vote did not meet international standards. Yushchenko and his supporters deemed the eleCrlonfraudulentandillegitimate,whilecallingfor a recount or a nulling ofthe vote. With 99 percent of the votes counted, Yanukovych led with 49.42 percentto his cha1lengei's 46. 70percent Thefocus

of concern. is that several exit polls had found Yuschenkothewinner, one byaslgnifi~tmargin oft 1 percentage points. 0nNovember24, Ukraine's Central Electoral' Commission (CEq declaredPritneJ\.finisterylktor Yanukovych the official winner of the disputed presidential election. Yanukovych's final results showed 49.46 per centcompared to 46.61 percent forYushchenko. CongratulatingYanukovychearly Monday momjng, even before Ukraine's own Kuchma-controlled CEC declared Yanukovych the winner, did not seem like a very wise move on RussianPresidentPutin's part Rather,itaffirms the opposition's viewthatRussia was expectingnothing but a Yanukovych victory. AlthoughPutinpartiallyretractedhiscongratulationofYwukovych thefollowingdaybyarguing that a review ofballot procedures was "inadmissi-

ble" until there1easeofthe "official" election results, the damage was already done. Thereis no doubtthatmuchis atriskfor Russia in Ukraine--loss ofinfluence in nearby countries and plans for a Commonwealth of Independent States (as) common economic space. As well, Russian energy policy depends to some degree on its control of oil and gas pipelines that cross the Ukraine. Moreover,many Russiansviewthecityof Kyiv as the bitthplace ofptesent-day Russia, thus, if Ukraine were to distance itself further from Russia,itwould beabigloss fortheRussian psyche. Yuschenkosaid, "'Ihisisnotaconflictbetween two Viktors, but a struggle between two world views, two moral systems." I agree. , Sophia Genyk, VP Internal, University of Waterloo Ukrainian Students Club

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Stripper: Made' in Romania Continued from page 9 Sure, we proudly buy goods "Made in Canada," but our strippers should be made in Romania (pur preferred trading partner- 582 of the 601 exotic-dancer visas issued last year were given to Romanians) and then shipped over to be exploited in Canada. That's international commerce, baby! But trust our government to start doubting itself now. Ethics commissioners are looking into Sgro, her staff, and the stripper program. But what to do in the meantime about the critical stripper shortagein Canada? Here are a few initiatives that might help us through this trying time: 1) Stripper rationing. Just like during the \'l;Todd Wars, when there's a shortage, we must ration for the greater good. Each Canadian male should be issued a monthly stripper ration card-no trading for food stamps. 2) Strip-joint blackout periods. They seem to do the trick during' energy crises, and might work here . too. Businessmen will just have to find a new place to lunch - it's a sacrifice, but they'll just have to eat at Hooters. .3) Fundraising booths. Local groups across the country need to raise money and awareness about this horrible situation. I can see the placards now: "life without lapdances, is

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and the people of Guyana also carry a certain type of pride that is found in those who know \vhat it is to en(lure trying times -- these are but two 0 f the things that all ofus ',,-ithh,cays remember about life in Guyana_ Bailey, technically the assistant administrator and in reality the adm_inis-trator of the Children's Home, has responsibilities that would give most professionals, never mind co--op stu dents, an att.ack of the nen'es. She must manage a staff of over 20 workers and coo-ordinate the care of the 25 children (aged between five months and five years) who live in the home. Bailey takes care of everything from ensuring that kids have an adequate supply of new tmderpams to taking them to the public hospital when they fallilL From what I have seen, she do(~ it aJl \\1thimpeccable skill and with at least one super-appreciative child with his arrns \vrapped permanently around her. From ~d 10 f our experiences, three cardinal rules for yOlmg people seekto work in the developing world _seem to have emerged. One, lTy not to carry too mam c (if expectations into the environment you are enteras just frustrate or cun-fuse you; two, project confidence and be steadfast when encountering your sUl'foundinfss; and three, it's not hk.e

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Sergeant Debbie Bodkin, an i8-year vetetan of'\1{!ate.rloo Regional Police, departed for Sudan in November to join a UN fact-fi.ndingmission. She,\~l be part of a team of investigators, analysts and forensic officers that\villgather evidence of the atrocities committed in Darn!r. More than 1.5 million people, mostly etr,nic African Sudanese, have fled their homes in the Darfurregion of western Sudan. An estimated 70,000 Sudanese have been killed by govern-ment troops and the Janjaweed -Arab militiamen mobilised by the Sudanese government in Khartoum. These refugees now struggle to survive in makeshift camps in Darfur's main towns and in neighbouring Chad. With little resources, food or water, !he refugees are dependent on the United Nations and foreign aid groups for !heir survival. In the best of times, Arab tribes and farmers from !he Fur, l'vfassaleet and Zagawa ethnic groups struggled to raise crops and herd animals in the harsh landscape of Darfur. The dearth of resources in !he arid region cre.ated tension among the ethnic groups over land and grazing rights. The current confuctin Darfur began in early 2003, when rebel groups attacked govern-ment targets. The rebels claimed that the region was being neglected by the

ccntralgovemment in Khartoum and that the government was opPJ:essing black Africans in favour of ,'\tabs. To fight !he rebellion, the government mobilised the Arab Janjaweed. The Janjaweed have been accused of committingtheworstatrocities inDarfur. It is alleged that they engaged in a CUTIpaign ofethnic deansingwith the murders ofblack Sudanese civilians. Thousands of Sudanese women have also been raped and maimed. 'Ibis campaign of terror has been labeled as genocide by some. Colin Powell, the_ U.S. secreta!:y of state, con~ eluded that "genocide has been committed in Darfur and that the governmentofSudan and theJanjaweed beat路 responsibility, and that genocide may still be occurring. We believe !hat the evidence corroborates a specific intent to destroy a group in whole orin part." Despite !he strong rhetoric of some western governments, little action has been taken by the international community to mitigate this crisis. Wi!h insufficient resources, the UN and for-eign aid groups struggle to help !hese 1.5 million refugees. This will be Bodkin's second trip to !he region. She ttllvclecI torefugt.-ecamps in Chad this past smnmer as a volunteer for the Coalition for International Justice. The group was hired by the U.s. state p.epartmentto invest%,>ate the situ-anon in Da.rfur, In an experience that changed her life, Bodkin spent two weeks intef\1.ew-

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house, I mean we're sitting in a stick tent. Amazing people, 1 mean just incredible. They have no!hiugand rhey offered everything to me." Bodkin conducted the interviews with the help of a Sudanese interpreter. "I had a young, 24-year-old interpreter who was a vel'J soft spoken, localgentleman and the women felt comfo.rtable Iwith us]. Wnen we start in the beginning, he would say 'pretend I am not here, it's just you and Debbie, and

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I am just bere to translate.' That made a huge difference. 111at's why this time \ve are trying to !:,'Ctmore female invest1g}ltors." It didn't take a long time for Bodkin to establish arapport with the women.'They\vere soanx:ious for someone to help them that!hey readily af,>teed to the interviews. Bodkin tried to intervi.ewthewomen privately, but there were often many kids and otllerwomen around. "]\iost of the women were raped; not all of them disdosed !hat. Some of the \vomen had newborn babies, and we can't say f01:certain, butitwasobvious !hat tbe babies were fairer than if their father had b(''en an African Sudanese as opposed to an Arab Sudanese. A lot of them saw their husbands being beaten or shot - execution style, some of them. Therewere some reports ofchildren - male children, mainly, but young children -beinggrabbedwhen theJanjawced came in on horses. [They were] grabbed and !bro\vn into huts that were set on fire." The conditions of!he refugee camps i.n Chad were bearable. There were no problems delivering aid in Chad. Aid groups were doing !he best !hey could in the camps, hut, \vith insufficient funding, there just wasn't enough .t()od and water to go around. Bcxlkin praised the work ofl\lede<..-1nsSans Fromleres: ,qfhey areincrt:.ilible. I mean, they could be millionaires in the U.S., but they're the.re living in tents." The camps were extremely cramped and there were long

lineups for water and food. J\lost of the refugees livedin scicktents coveted '.vith plastie sheeting. Thereweteno facilities at the camps, no hospitals and no schools. "The kids have nothing to do, so eyery Ilmch hour we would playvlith the kids. Ihey had a deflated soccer ball that they played with. There was just nothing to do, YOLl\l have thousands of children \vandering armmd." On this trip to the region, Bodkin \\-111 be part of a four-member fact~ finding team. She will receive training at tbe UN headquarters in Geneva, S\\-cit-zerland Thefact-findingteam will ttavel to Darfur to further !he investigation from the initial one that was done by the coalition. Investigators, analysts and forensic officers ,vill compile evidence and document the situation in Darfur. For Bodkin, the conffictwas hard to comprehend: ''It was impossible to understand why." Fortherefugees, "so much time has gone by ill. !he camps, every day is the same and nothing has changed." Though the flghting in Darfur has died down, there are still reports of rebels attacking Sudanese dvilians. A..11 international peacekeeping force and morc aid is desperately needed in Sudan. As the mon!hs go by, the international community continues to negotiate agreements and ceasefires, while aid workers on the ground struggle to prevent a humanitaruw catastrophe. jjim@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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A new report on the B.c. marijuana industry indicates that there may be' economic benefits to legalizing pot. First of all, think about the policing expenditures the government could save if officers no longer had to arrest people for possession. Based on the number "fcharges and subsequent jail time estimates multiplied by the cost of jailing offenders, an estimated $1.9 million in Ontario aione could be saved. A "sin tax" added to the cost of producing weed would provide society with enough money to combat the real issue with drugs - addiction. Stephen Easton, an economics professor at the Simon Fraser University, released a report that was published by the Fraser Institute entided "Marijuana growth in British Columbia." It suggests that in the long run, prohibition of marijuana "cannot be sustained \vith the present technology, production and enforcement." He undertook a cost- benefitanalysis of a grow operation using an average-size house \vith 100 plants. He determined that the return on investment (ROJ) is large enough th~t for every grow operation that the police shut dO\~rn, a new one starts up. With an ROI as great as 55 per cent, it sounds enticing to almost any investor, even \\rith the off chance you may , be caught. "Easton estimates that at current prices ,a joint costs about $1.50 to produce and sells on the street for around $8.60. He suggests that the tax on marijuana should reflect the difference between these prices. Essentially this would transfer the revenue from the producers and the middlemen to the government. He further suggests that at current consumption levels, this would produce around $2 billion ,in tax revenues. After the release of his study it was found by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse that Canadian pot consumption is twice the amount that Easton thought it was, making this figure a yery low esitrnate.. Classical economic price theory states that when the price ofa product falls, demand for itwill rise. The price ofmarijuana would likely fall ifit were legalized because there would no . longer be a risk factor associated with producing it. Taxing at this suggested lever would prevent an increase in demand by keeping the price constant. In the report, Easton estimates that the marijuana industry is second only to the forestry industry in British Columbia and thus it would make good economic sense to legalize and tax marijuana, as it would be taking the profits from organized crime and giving them back to the tax payers. pmrorke@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

This time of year is a time of remembrance, especially for the victims of violence against women. November 25 was the IntemationalDay Against Violence Against Women and here in Canada December 6 is a National Day of Rememberance and Action on Violence Against Women. When I try to conceptualize violence against women my stomach is wretched into a painful knot. Itis the same feeling I get when I read about a nine-year~old girl, Cecilia Zhang, who has been abducted and mur-

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be sold into sexual slavery each year. So to anyone who says to me that the fight to end violence against women is old news, I point them to the day's newspaper headlines. . Last week, when U.S. troops invaded the now destroyed town of Fallujahin Iraq, they found the decapitated bodies of village women in the streets. Their bodies had been violated and butchered only hours prior to the soldiers' arrival. like so many other women caught in war zones, these women are victims ofa violendy el'bdingpatriarchal system. To people who say to me that this scale ofviolence against women does not occur in North America, I ask them to remember the events of December 6, 1989 in the Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal. On that

day, shordy after 5 p.m., 25-year-old Marc Lepine walked into the engineering building at the Polytechnique with a: fully loaded semi-automatic riffle. His shooting spree began in the corridors and he killed students as he traveled from floor to floor. On the third floor he entered classroom 303.. In the room there were 1owomen, 48 m<;n and a male professor. Lepine fued two shots into the ceiling, shouting, "I want the women. J hate feminists!" He smiled and forced the men to leave at gunpoint. One of the women, who at that point were lined up against the wall, pleaded that they were not feminists, just students taking engineering. See EQUITY, page 22

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Adam: H~ Phi4 danks a lotfor being here todqylYOU dow it's uead t~ habyou. Phil: No problem, Adam. Say, you sound a little stuffed up. Don't tell me you've got that cold that's going around.

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I would lobe your bedical adbice, Phil. How can I get red ofthis derrible cold? Well, Adam, exam time is the worst rime afyear for illness. When your body gets tun down by stress and lack ofsleep, your imrmme system is weakened and you become more susceptible to illne~s. Now, thelastthlngyouneedwlienyou're ttyingtostudyis tofeelsick.Luckyforyou, there are a few simple steps you can take to prevent a cold, or if you're unlucky enough to get one, to get rid of it quick.

Oh bqy! Like wbad? Rt:mernbertheoldsaying, "An ounce ofp(CVenrionisworthapoundofcure?" It's true! In this case, the ~t thlngyou can do to prevent yourself from getting a cold is towash your hands. A "handy" rule of "thumb" (haw haw) is to make

However,theystillhadoneproblem:they had no way to isolate the sleep hormone wit!tout hurting the bear. That was, of rourse,untilonebrilliantresearcherdiscovered thatlatge amounts of this honnone aresecretedin bearurinel Thispaved the wayfortheinventionofNeoGttan,and .oneofthegreatesimedicalbreakthroughs ofthe2Othcentury.

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yenow? Also "Neo Cittan" is latin for Well, Adam, while there's no cure for "bear urine." the common cold, there are a lot bfgreat Abaiing. Thanks Phil. 50 are there products on the _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . atfy bore rebedies I market to alleviate could lISe? the symptoms. One You know, Darn rightl Why do ofthe bestthings to despiteallofmodhelpyour body heal you think it's yellow? ern medicine's and fight the infecAlso IINeoCitran" is gIitzandglamour, tion is sleep; howsometimes the ever,whenyou'resick latin for "bear urine." old fashioned it's often hard to get rem.ediesworkthe the sleep you need. best Takechicken LuckiIy,the:re'sa great soup,forinstance! productouttherecalledNeoCitranwhich It's been proven to be just as good, or canhelpydurbodygetthesleepitneeds to better,attteatingacoldthananythingout heal. There's actually an interesting story • there today! behind Nee Gtran! When scientists are Abaiing. HOlY does it worg? searchingfonnedicalcures,theyoftenturn Well, Adam, are you familiar with to nature for inspiration. Now, who in the !illcientAztecs? Because ifyou are, you'll probably have noticed that they nature gets the best sleep; youmightask? used to do a lot of chicken sacrificing. Why, black bears, of course! By studying hibernating bears, samtists were able to Historians studying this phenomenon isolate a honnone that can help even the recently discovered the existence ofan sickest perSon get a good night's sleep. anclentAztec god, Quetzalgalopocetl,

who, coincidentally enough, really likes chickenl Even more coincidentally, it turns out that the recipe for chicken soup is actually his ancient demonic sacrificialrituallWhatis the relationship between thisdarkpre-Colombianmagic and your stuffy nose, you may ask? Well, wheneveryoumakechickensoup, Quetzalgalopocedrewards your sacrifice by curingyour cold! Not baa, eh?

. Ob wow! That's abaifng!Areyou serious? Of course! Why else do you think employees of Campbell's have life spans of approximately 400years?

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thing you have to remember,"though. During an epidemic, the only way to stop a cold in its tracks is quarantine. If you are sick, you must do your duty to , avoid infecting others an~ avoid all pqblic places. Except, of course, for bars, restaurants, shopping malls, orgies; gyms, arboretums and Turkish baths. Those envitonments posearelatively low risk of transmission. However,itis absolutely imperative that you do not attend class. Itmay be a difficult sacrifice to make, butit's your civic duty, Who ab I to argue with I!J civic dtlry?

Well Phi4 led me end f(y wishingyou, and all f(y readers, Habl?J Holidqys! And a Habby Holidays to you!

moving forward Continued from page 21 But the gunman did not listen. He shot the women and then killed ·hlmself while parents of students waited outside the school crying and wondered if their daughters were among the dead. Theseeventsarenotfaraway. They are not distant, isolated occurrences , that can be forgotten in the annals of history. They are reasons to act and to live conscious of this violence. They are reasons to fight against violence against women in whatever way we can. . Coundess men Itfld women have dedicated their lives to the struggle against oppression and violence because of and in spite of immense grief. The families of the women killed in 1989 and students of the school are an amazing example of this dedication. After the massacre they were ~ble to petition the Canadian government to create a gun registry, requiring all owners to carry firearmscenification. We ~emoving forward but we are not quite there yet. Each positive action, each constructive thought, counts as one step towards our goal of equity and justice.

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1. Deus Ex 2: The Invisible War This game takes first spot with no questions in my mind. I twas immersive, innovative and-set new standards for free-form gaming. Although undetappreciated by mainstream media, it rnakes a tough contender as the best game of all time.

The flrst one innovated and the second just proved that the concept could survive. Pikmin 2 series boasts addictive game play and an intriguing, quirky story. It is truly a gem in the anqrexic Gamecube lineup.

5. Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life I may be alone in my love for this franchise, but I don't care. The Gamecube sequel made up for the sins of the flamingly horrible PS2 version. This one introduced control~ that could actually function, an addictive and frustrating mating system and a great storyline. It kept me wanting to play until my farm became the Microsoft of the Harvest Moon world.

workagainstthistiile.Butinthe\\'Orldof1.tMORPGs, FFXIdefinitely shifted the standard Itwas the first wildlysuccessfulM1-:10RPGtobeseenonaconsole. With the demise of PC gaming,. pioneering this wonderful genre on consoles was definitelyanoble move by Square Enix.

8. GrandTheftAuto: SanAndreas AlthoUgh I have a massive proble;m with the series, thisgamewas trulyashiniqgexampleoffreeform massive slaughter action gaming. It incorporatedRPGelementswithsenseless bloodshed,which made for an addictive fun gamingexperience.

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9. Ninja Gaiden Ni;ya Gaiden comes in as a close contender with DeliS Ex 2. Easily the best ninja game yet. It brought the :A'box up to a new level in graphics

and game play and set the standard for other third-person action games to live up tq. Its immense difflculty kept me playing as well as (fccasionally driving me to'fits Of crying.

10.NIll..2005 Ah, the hockey game. This year's wasn't better than the last, but it is still the most fun party game I'veplayedthusfar.Itwasn'tnearlyasgoodasthereal thing, but tht;ms the breaks when you got greedy players and owners. Thereyouhaveit-the bestoftheyear.Andeven though a bunch ofrecent releases could havemade it onto this list, I haven't had enough time to give them all the love and attention they deserve. talamen@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

2. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance 2 This game is co-op gaming at its finest. The. origip.al was good, but the sequel flushed out the dungeon-crawler character statistic system and drastically improved the game play. Although there are better single-player RPGs, the co-operative mode is untivalled in the console world.

6. Rallisport Challenge 2 I'm not much of a fan of racing games, but this one is simply gorgeous. It features tons of unlockables,.gorgeous graphics and intuitive controls. The tuning system is complex enough for car buffs to understand but simple enough . or somebody like myself to manipulate.

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hdd all oEhis podiurn laid none at the .--. ilnd if you 0111er than Kevin Smtth, and it wa~ heard this guy tKlk you'd laugh too amazing. I'd even go so far as to say it -- Keyin said that he was amazed was one of the ftmuiesr evenings of that someone managed to work Jemy entirelife·-- I found myseiflaugh·sus, Chewbacca and Chuck Norris into ingllon--stop for nearlyrbe entire three a single sentence. and a half hours. The night was full of incidents like [fyuu'renmfamilianvithhim, I this. W'hat really made the event more don't know how you got into Unlthan just stupid humour was Kevin's vetsity. Kevin to the Smith is a film- - -..---.--.-------.--...---.-... <tudience's attention What they got was throughout the en

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solid movie \vith two notable faults: it drags on for too long and the sort of hammy. But eyen these negative points are balanced some good acting and several truly stunning sequences. I won't go over the entire story, as it's far too intricate and detailed. Basically, afterthe death ofltis father, Ale1l.aHder becomes king and then to conquer wbatwas at the the entire \X'estern \vorId. \\'halhas made Alexander such an intriguing lndiyidual, in addition to his military prowess, W;~.5 his drc;Jn1 E~uropcan and Asian culture .-- quite a indeed. Alexander's take him all the vlay to India before he decided to head back home, dying thereait,'rat the age of 32. Colio: Farrell stars in the lead role

Colin Farrell does a good job as the lead - you always know exactly what he's thinking. and he does a good job. Then again, perhaps it isn't so surEY\.;r since he came into public consciousness fot his role in lUiRfJ,;ort opposite Tom Cruise, he's proyen to bea force 10 be reckoned with. His performance in.AIfx{mder proves that there is reason for thi~. l-le in1 hues the ch.atacr~~r \.\yjtb an almost tangible char.isma. You can see why these men would follow him the-way, even to their deaths. On a side note, Alexander was known to be bisexual: bis life-long friend Hephaisrion ared I,eto) was a good deal more than just a "friend." Go in with an open mind and a mature attitude and r think you'll be intrigued by learning of a yery different, and far older, outlook on life. \Vhat I felt \vas the strongest aspect of the film ,.vas that more than anI' other' "swords and sandals" movie to han: come out in the past this one has the most respect for its character and his dream. The film does c\'erything it can to convince you that this isn't a movie about Colin Farrell Oliver it\ a movie about Alexander the Creat a group of people who \-"ere desperately to under· stand him and communicate what

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film,.l'm still baftled at how poorly it has been received, especially as it contains some excellent sequences and is backed by a story that really tries to s'ay something. As great as he may have been, the film suggests that in many ways, Alexander's life \vas a tragic one. But the ultimate tragedy ofAlexatlderis that, domestically, it's going to get beat at the box-office by Christmas lllitb the Kraflk.f. That drives me nuts. Do yourself a favour and don't believe thebad hype. Ifyou're looking for a11 exciting -- jf SOIlle\vhat long movie \,-ith some great visuals and a

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Mrs. John MU11)hy led three bald men onto the stage,anJ on thecountofthree said, "In heaven everything is fine." \\'ith simple bass notes and sparse guitar, the 9000-plus in attendance were slm>;-ly brought closer to heaven. Cone were any cynical complaints that had previously clouded the night's tone: now the long cold 8nm",y drive was okay, the brutal opening bands were okay, the poorairporthangervenuewas okay and the seven months the show's tickets had sat on m\' desk seemed short.

i\S this was the flrst Pixies shO\v in Torontosincethcirbreak-upin 1993, the crowd \"<lsdiYersc, filled with J:-,.ighschool enthusiasts, coll~>el)feps and Cen·Xers. Tbelongtoagroupoffans'\,-ho "discovered" the Pixies in high school,inslantly proclaiming that "Debaser" off 1989's D(}()/i!th!was the greatestsongevet. \X'hile some might argue the acclaim the Pixies receive as sODg\vtiters, fC\,-will dispute

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The dynamics used in the Pixies' sounds have been imitated \\1ddy in present-day rock music. l\fainstream bands such as Nirvana, Radiohead and \veezer often cite the Pixies as a m'1.jor

enthusiasts and stoners. Quite acrosssection, llmow. Over the past several years he's been traveling across North America to host Q&A sessions at various universities. I-lim being a filinmaker and all, the administration probably thought they were hiring someone to talk about 1he art of storytelling in a visual medium - instead what they got was three hours of sex jokes, S\vearing and hilarious stories about how illtane I-Iolly,yood truly [s. Last year saw the release of AN

bdinlcd someone, even \vhen the audience turned ag-ainst the indi-vidual.lhe first person to the mic was a physically disablcdmidget,andnotonlydidKevin take his comments seriously, but he defended him against others who booed the man's attempt at getting film-related advice. After the talk was through, J got to attend a Sh01t serum ,,-iill sevetal other newspaper representatives. It was ~hockjll.g hO\1.'much calmer Smith was when not in front of lhousands of people. J realized thaton stage, he really is a perf0111KT. Tn real life just a roned-dO\vn guy in his mid·· to rai.se his Afrer

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three hours of sex IToversial .mo-v-· jokes; swearing and ies.Eversincehis hilarious stories deburin the early nineties ,,'irh the about how insane indiehit Hollywood truly is. he's made it name for himself as a noholds-barred filmmaker with a sharp and led to \That i:Cl'Jly impressed me about deah 'wiTh the

ini1ucnceand echo similarstyiings in their music. Even l.J2's Bono has labelled the PL'{ies as"oneofAmetica'si-,rfcatest bands eVd:." 'TIle magnitude of the hlCt that the

Pixieswereperfomlingliveinfrontofme was overwhdrning at first, and I'm sure I wasn't alone with those thoughts. Hmvever,asBlackFt<U1cisstrummcdtheopeningE-chord to "\1{'hereisMy j\End" ihree song:; into the set, the crowd's at1']]05pherewent ftomone ofa"ie to joy, as the concert transformed from an exhibition to arock concert. See PIXIES, page 26

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hold up. Would it be a rehash of the same marerial? Did they edit his best jokes into the feature? \X'uuld the racy humour lose its Luckily for me and the 3,000 others filling Roy Thompson Hall's scats, the ans\\e'er to all of these questions ig a most resounding "no." The night started off at a brisk pace and quickly ramped up into w-hat can best be described as a satnd-up comedy routine, coycring cTerything from "talcingitup the chute" to bionic ninjas savingJesus from beingcruci .. fied. People then approached the rmc and asked Keyin questions.Usu~illy

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putting boobs in alcohol. With this song, Log single-handedly manages to pull off lively and foot-tapping rock and roll that other artists spenddecades trying to do.

4. Tits on the Radio - Scissor Sisters

Is discQcomingback? ScissorSisters seem to "think so. Along with their cover of ''Comfortably Numb" and a song about taking your mom out for a night of debauchery, this song is the only one that features back-up singer Ana Mattornc, while fronttnan Jake Shears does his best B(!e Gees impression. An shamefully guilty pleasure.

1. One HwulredYears-MaEk Lanegan With the backup of a who'swho of contemporary rock, Lanegan continues to take advantage of):ris whiskey-soaked voice to paint a desolate, haunting and yet undeniablycafchytune. Chris Goss' accompanying vocals and production add the icing to the cake. If there's just one songyouh~this year, make it this one.

Itbeginswitha fast-risingcrescendo of noise, then mixes in Smith's formula for being emo without actually being emo. The song ends as triumphantly as it begins, one of the many gems on what could have been a long andlegendarycareer. 3. Boob Scotch - Bob Log III "Hey! You've got your bopb in my scotch!" And so begins Bob Log's tribute to the odd sexual practice of

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Anexcellentconcertitwas, as thePixies played strings ofnostalgic classics continuously, rarely stopping to talk, drink . or even breathe. Joey Santiago's lead guitar echoed tile mass of screaming flesh thads BlacK Francis, all while Kim Deal's bass weaved tightly with David Lovering's drum play, providing 路rhythmandbackbone.DealandFrancis' voices have not significantly changed over the band's ll-year hiatus, still providing a some complement for their often outrageous lyrics. }.IIany in the crowd danced and sang along to favourites like Nimrod:r 5011 and Coriboll, breakingeveryruleofaudienceetiquette, enjoying every second oEit. Once their set finished, all four Pixies stayed on stage. The boys greeted the crowd as KimDeal took a final cigarette break. When she was done, the band embarked on a two-song encore startingwith what Black Francis called their "most rocking song," La La Ltwe YOIt, featuring David Lovering on vocals. The final song ofthe night was Vamos, my personlll favourite Pixies song. Vocals andguitarplayed call and ansv.tl until the guitar lefloose a wild squeal and took control. Joey rn~ted some knobs and assaulted his Les Paul Goldtop, shaking and beatingitwith a drumstick, creating a robotic voice out of distortion - a voice that screamed as it bid adi~u to a very jolly audience.

7. No Transitory-alexisonfire Evenifyourlittle brother/'sister who doesn't know any better blares alexisonfire, this songmakesthe list for the fact that I love the juxtaposition of a guy screaming shit I can't understand whileanothervocalistmanages to draw out the word "tomorrow" for several long seconds.

8. Come Alive - Burning Brides Successfullyincorporatingtheirlive showirltotheirsophomorerelease,Leaw No Ashes, the Burning Brides find a song that makes me wield the devil horns in one hand and a bottle of Jack in the other without making me feel like a fucking idiot.

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with the faux-Bee Gees vocals ensures that you'll be hearing this song at Phil's very soon.

ThisMontrealbanddoesexact:lJ'\vhat theNew Pornographers do, but better. From the openingdrivingbass riffto the whispered exchanges bern'een Amy l\fillan and Torquil Campbell, this is everything right with Canadian music.

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Eagles of Death Metal Ignoring the other dreckon the Eagles' debut album, Jesse '''The Devil" Hughes saved the best for last. Josh Homme's fast tempo mixed perfectly

Streets So I jumped on the bandwagon withA Grand Don'tCome ForFree. l\fike Skinner's ode to the age-old practice of getting drunk and hitting on chicks is something any normal male fl?y age can relate to, especially when Skinner gets "chips and drinks."

10. Neighbourhood #4 (7 Kettles) -The Arcade Fire I'm kicking myself for not catching The Arcade Fire when I had the chance to in Guelph: \X-'hy? Mark my words, songs like this are one reason this l\lontreal-based band is going to rule the world in 2005. dgeorgec@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


& TECHNOLOGY ~u~~~ .New treattnents discovered for Hyperhidrosis Hyperhidrosis, a medical condition causing excess sweating, affects one per cent of all Canadians Arlen Panchoo SPECIAL TO IMPRINT

There is such a thing as sweating too much.' A condition known as Hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating in various parts of the body, causing a person to produce up to four times the normal amount of sweat. This condition appears in close to one per cent of the population. The condition usually starts in high school or university and i;S brought 01). by emotional or physical pressures. There are numerous types of Hyperhidrosis -Axillary (profuse sweating around the armpits), Palmer (palms of the hands), Plantar (around the feet) and Facial (face). Although the exact cause of Hyperhidrosis is unknown, it is associated with the sympathetic nervous system. There appear to be two types of Hyperhidrosis. Secondary Hyperhidrosis is causeq by an underlying condition, such as Hyperthyroidism, severe psychiatric disorders, menopause, or obesity. The more common

condition of Hyperhidrosis, referred to as primary or essential Hyperhidrosis, has no distinguishable cause. Nervousness and anxiety can induce or aggtavate sweating, but psychological and psychiatric disturbances are only rarely the cause of the disorder. It can be elicited by high temp.eratures or emotional stress, or appear without any obvious l;eason. Generally, the condition worsens during the warm seasons and gets better during witlter. Individuals suffering from Hyperhidrosis often hide theit condition from family, friends and even doctors, thinking that they wouldn't understand the accompanying feelings of embarrassment and isolation. Often they assume they just sweat excessively. . There are a few type~ of treatment for this condition. The fIrst measure is to apply an antiperspitant of aluminum chloride, two to three times a week. Ointments like Qrysol can also be applied to dry up the sweat glands. A treatment using mild electrical stimulation, called iontophresis, where j:>a-

tients place theit hands in a bath while an electrical current is passed through, "stuns" the sweat glands and reduces secretion. This effect lasts from six hours to one week. A more recent treatment uses the bolulinum toxin (Botox), which affe~ts nerve endings and decreases the transmission of nerve itnpulses to the sweat glands. This treatment has to be injected ditectly into the desited site, but provides effective results for one to six months. However, none of these treatments have been able to provide continued or permanent relief. At the Centre for Hyperhidrosis in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Rafael ReisfIeld believes that a sitnple surgical procedure called Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy could eliminate the discomfort and embarrassment of Hyperhidrosis once and for all. ReisfIeld claims that this procedure is a proven surgical cure that takes advantage of the latest endoscopic techniques. Titanium clips are placed within the chest cavity, applied on the sympathetic nerve chain and effectively eliminate the problem of excessive sw.eating, as well as excessive blushing. This procedure appears to be successful in nearly <100 per cent of cases.

Marine life census identifies 178 new' species Beth Payne SPECIAL TO IMPRINT

The catalogued number of new marine species has shown exponential growth over the past year, thanks to the work of the fIrst ever census of marine life. The Census is a collaboration of scientists from over 70 countries worldwide involved in quantifying species past, present and future in the world's oceans. In 2004, they have discovered and characterized 178 new species of marine fIsh and hundreds of other plants and anitnals, assembling more than 5.2 million records mapping the distribution of 38,000 marine species. l\.£odem technologies in deep-sea exploration are responsible for many of the Census'

2004 highlights and are what allowed census One of the major goals for the census, researchers to do the most extensive research which is scheduled for completion in lOW, is the creation of a public database, the Ocean yet in the ecosystem surrounding deep-sea Biographic Information System (OBIS). The hydrothermal vents. Using manned Itnd remotely-operated vehicles to withstand the exdatabase records completed so far have shown treme temperature and pressure conditions of scientists that 95 per cent of the species characthis ecosystem, researchers were able to colterized have been from the near-surface ocean lect samples of a suspected new species of envitonment. There is little information on clam that lives off the methane exuded from species living in the lower portion of the water these vents in an area off the coas't of Chile. In , column, which will become one of the main the deep Southern Ocean, researchers have focuses .of the census in the coming years. discovered a suprisingly large collection of Another initiative being taken on by scientists octopods including one genus new to science. in the census is the genome mapping of these One of the most suprising discoveries ip2004 known species. It is hoped that by studying the was a species of red-striped goby that lives in genetics of the speci~s living today scientists a sybiotic relationship with a snapping shrimp will be able to gain a b~tterunderstanding of the .' in its tail. evolutionary his~ory of marine life.

Set course for Draconis! Hoist the solar sails! Ay~-aye! You read that right; light does have momentum. E=mc2 isn't just something you say to

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New spaceship uses momentum of light Last month, a private group known as the Planetary Society announced that theit pet project, the Cosmos 1 solar sail spacecraft, will be launched on March 1, 2005 .. This project is to serve as a kind of "proof of principle," as to date there has never been a controlled spacecraft that has flown by solar sail. A "solar sail" is pretty much exactly what it sounds like - a lightweight, high surfacearea structure designed to capture energy and use it to propel a vessel, just .like a traditional sail. However, while the energy' harnessed by the traditional sail is the motion of ait (wind), the solar sail harnesses tqe momentum oflight.

sound smart, you know! That equation has meaning in the real world! Even though photons are massless, they still have an equivalent mass because they have energy. Assuming this solai'sail technology is feasible, it offers quite a few advantages over traditional rocket-based propulsion. Fitst of all, a solar sail craft doesn't requite fuel (that's the point of having a sail). Fuelis currently the bulk of the mass on any spacecraft. Secondly, a solar sail craft will continue to accelerate as long as it's gathering light from our sun (or any sun, for that matter). If our sun runs out oflight, we will have bigger problems.

MRI used to detect lies Your mother always used, to be able to tell when you were lying and now you know why. A team ()f scientists, lead by Dr. Faro, .ditector of the Functional Brain Imaging Centre and Clinical MRI at Temple University School ofMedidne in Philadelphia, has discovered that people use different parts of the brain when deceiving than they do when they're telling the truth. Clinical studies using 12 subjects were used

to develop these fIndings. The subjects were hooked up to a traditional polygraph machine as wen as monitored via ]1.00 from another room. The. subjects were asked questions in two phases. First, there was a truth-only phase where the subjects were asked questions such as ''Is today Sunday?" In the second phase, the subjects could only lie. Those administetingthe questions were blind as to who was telling the truth and who was lying. After analyzing the results, the scientists found that the subjects used more of theit brain to decieve than to tell the truth, as well as using different parts of their brains. "Overall, the brain is more active during deception," Dr. Faro explained. ''This increased activation probably relates to the greater emotional charge and the higher levels of planning, judgment and inhibition involved in lying," he said.

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Pogo plus - Flybar Adam Gardiner IMPRINT STAFF

Well, the inventors are at it again. Ifyou thought the Segwaywas a really cool hypeq-up scooter, how does a tricked out pogo stick grab you? Yes, there is such a thing - and it's only been around for a couple of months. It's called the Flybar. It's the brainchild of pro skater and pogo lover Andy Macdonald and it's quickly gaining attention in skateboarding and ex- . treme sport circles. U nli¥:e the metal-springed, back-pounding pogo everyone is used to, the Flybar can launch you up to fIve feet in the ait - using nothing but the power of your legsand is built to handle as much abuse as an adult of normal weight can throw at it. How does this wunderstick work? Its "elastomeric system" is the name the manufacturer, SBI Enterprises, uses - although it's reall)' nothing more than sitnple elastics. Inside the oversized aluminum shaft of the Flybar are twelve large elastic bands resembling big hot dogs. The l?ands c~nnect the bottom of the stick, where the moveable piston and pedals are, to the handlebar area at the top. Each band can stretch up to three times its original length. When someone jumps,down on the Flybar, the bottom connection inside the shaft is pushed downward, stretching the bands. The bands recoil, driving the unit up in the ait and bouncing riders like they've never been bounced on a pogo stick before. Another quality unique to the Flyharis its ability to. be tuned to varying degrees of thrust. Each elastic band is connected by sitnple, adjustable Clips at .both ends. So, for less bounce, it's simply a matter of disconnecting as many bands as desited, thus weakening the recoil force; consequently, for added bounce or to prolong the life of worn out bands, they can be clipped further than normal, thus tightening the' connection. The bands will lose their elasticity after about six to twelve months under normal use, but replacements are 'available. The piston is also adjustable and can be moved up to seven inches to either limit or increase the bounce height. SBI plans to manufacturef<1ybars thatwould be smaller and less • • • powerfulforyounger riders in the near future. Until then, there's only one model on the market - the 1200. The number comes from the total amount of force the Flybar generates -1 00 pounds of thrust per 12 bands. Andnow, the bad news - Flybars are currentlyonly sold in the States, either from a hafidful of skate and bike shops, or off amazon. com. Plus, lhey're fetching. prices of $299 a piece, which could easily buy a regular pogo stick plus a decent skateboard to boot. But they are a ride like no other and are versatile enough to be both a novice's toy and a skater's challenge. Undoubtedly they will eventually become available in Canada, possibly in the near future, especially ifthey're set to be the latest tren'd. Just don't forget to wear your helmet. agardener@imprint.uwaterloo.ca


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There's an adage that reads, "there is no time like the present" For the Waterloo Warriors men's hockey team, nothing could be further from the truth. This pastweekend, Waterloo greatly increased its chances of making the postseason byimprovingits:ecord to 56-0-0. The Warriors defeattwo mid-east . division teams, shuttingouttheQueen's Golden Gaels 2-0 on Saturday,November27 and trouncing the IDvIC Paladins 9-1 the following afternoon. mVheadcoachKarlT.aylorpoints to the stabilityofhis team's playas the main reason for his dub winningits last three games. "Out team is playing more consistently," said Taylor. "In the last fout games, out team has been dedicated to team play." InSaturdaysgameversustheGolden Gaels, the Warriors got onto the board early. At 4:50 ofthe first period, secondyearPetetboroughnativel\t1ikeDellaMora swatted in a spinning puck in front of Queen's netmindcr Matthe'... Kenney, after mvs l'tank Fazio had done a t:remendous job behind the net to create the offensive chance for his teammate. The goal was all U\V would need as first-year goalie CuttisDarlingmade 18 saves,recordinghis secondsttaightshutout, with the previous shutout coming ina5-OwinagainstRyersononNovember21. ''RightnowCuttis [Darling] is playing outstanding," boasted Taylor, addingthatteamdefencehascertainlyhelped Darling out, but is not the only reason for his goalie's success. "With only one goal against in three games, he's definitely doing something right" Although Darling has hadfoutconsecutive startsinnet forWaterloo, coach Taylorsays thatfans certainly should not count out UWs other capable rookie goaltenderNickPannoni. . ''Nick'sagreatgoaltender.He'svery competitive. 1Mt won't be the last we see of him this year," said Taylor in reference to Pannoni being pulled midway through a humbling 5-2 loss to Guelph back on November 13. Queen'splayerBrettDeanwasaconstantthorninWaterloo's sidedutingthe courseofthegame,recording38penaity minutes during the contest including tworoughingpenalties,across-checking penalty, two ten-minute misconducts and a game misconduct ''It all comes down to personal choice," saidTaylorofhis players' ability toignorethedistractionDeanoffered. ''I ask [myplayers] to take the firsthitforthe coach-that'sme-thesecondfortheit teammates and the third for what's on theirc\:lest-the Warriors' pogo]." Ifa player takes a fourth hit from his opponent, UWs coach says that it then comes down to protecting onesel拢 Of note, UW first-year left-winger Doug Spooner added an early third-

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Waterloo Warriors' first-year centre Sean Roche (#21) attempts to win a faceoff in action earlier this season. The Warriors have now won their last three gal'J'les to improve their regular record to 5-6-0-0. UW's next 'game is on December 4 versus the Brock Badgers. period insurance goal as the home team Warriors cruised to the 2-0 win over Queen's, who dropped to 4-8-0-0. The following afternoon, November 28, the Warriors hosted the RMC Paladins in amatinee match that kicked offat2p.m. The contest proved to be another breakout game for the Warriors, who had'struggled to bury their offensive chances earlierin the season. Waterloo put up three goals in the firstftame, five in the second and added a final goal in the third. . L:adingthewayforUWwastheline of Kevin Hurley, Matt Levicki and Spooner, with each ofthe three Warrior forwards recording foutpoints. Coach Taylor said that he was not surprised by the huge offensiveproduction coming from the Hurley-LevickiSpooner line. '''That line has.been together since day one," said Taylor. ,Waterloo's other goal-scorers were DavePhilpott,JordanBrennerandDella MorawithoneapieceandTrevorGntham with two markers.

Looking ahead to this weekend, . Waterloo will takeon the 3-9-0-1 Brock Badgers tomorrow - Saturday, December4~inStCatharinesat7:30p.m.

ButcoachTaylorpromises that UWwill nottaketheB,II.dgers lightly despite their Iacklustrerecord. "Brockis adesperateteamrightnow, and we've had team meetings about that ''I don't see that happening this time," said Taylor, promising that his dubwouldnotunderestimateBrocklike , they did with Guelph three weeks ago. ''We're fightingt0get [outrecorcl] to .500," explainedTaylor, whowenton to say that'Waterloo has not entered the Christmas break with a .500 record in about five years. To help achieve this goal and to 'prepare for a tough schedule against Lakehead and Western in January, the Warriors will only take lOdaysoffduting ChristmasandwiIlhavemandatorypractices right up until December 17. BARTLEY

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UW's Kevin Hurley recorded four assists in a 9路1 win over RMC.


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Kni hts in shining armour salvage hockey for anadians reason than to assert their place among the best teams in Canadian junior hockey history. The first step of attaining such lofty recognition is surpassing the aU-rime CHL unbeaten streak of29 games, set by the 1978-79 Brandon Whe!1t Kings of the Western league. The Knights, who recently passed the OHL mark of 25 games, could break Brandon's record on Decem-

London's improbable run gives puck fans a purpose to go on that comes close to a blemish on London's sterling season thus far is their 3-3 tie with路the Jlvfississauga Ice Dogs on October 22. To make a long story short, the Knights are good. The Knights are damn good. They have become the Ken Jennings of the Ontario Hockey League, steamrolling their way The game ofhockey needed the Lonthrough the competition like Dom don Knights this season. Deluise at a buffet. But whatis most With fans across Canada tending to the withdrawal symptoms impressive about the Knights' run brought on by the National Hockey is just how dominant tht.)' have been. The Knights have not exactly League work stoppage, the game has been forced to endure a lot of nailbeen searchiilg for a feel-good distraction from the shakes, nausea and biters this season. In fact, of their 25 constant chills caused by the fleet of victories, only five have been by oneempty pro arenas in 2004-05. goal margins. With 120 goals for But just when it looked lik~ NBA' and only 48 against, the Knights win each game by an average margin of basketball was becoming a viable alternative, a group of twenty-six almost 3 goals. On any given night, junior hockey players in southern ' London can - and likely will Ontario marched in and saved the score more than Wilt Chamberlain day for Canadian puck f~ns. In fact, at a nudist colony. the London Knights have' given us And it is that high-octane offensive attack that makes the Knights all kinds of reasons to forget about the NHL lockout. so exciting. London forward Corey Actually, the London Knights Perry leads the league with 57 points. Fellow forward Rob Schremp's horhave given us 26 reasons - and counting. rific attitude may only be matched by Simply put, the Knights are up-his nose for the .net - his 24 goals are tops in the OHL. And Dylan beatable - literally. Through the Hunter's explosiveness has ,been a first 26 games of the 68-game 200405 season, London has not lost, breath of fresh air to London management - which just happens to compiling a record of 25 wins, no include his father Mark (London's losses and a single tie. The only thing

general manager) and uncle Dale (London's head coach). Throw in sniper David Bolland and two goalies with .930-plus save percentages and any fan can see why the Knights are such a spectacle. But what is truly fantastic about the Knights is that any hockey fan can see the spectacle. Unlike the $1 00a-ticket NHL, fans across Ontario can take in London's mastery for less than 15 bucks a game. Eveq.locals can grab a glance at the best team in Ontario - the Knights will travel to Kitchener and Guelph a total of four more rimes this season. And I am sure their superiority is even more apparent when you're watching it live. While the legions of fans grow, however, the team is not getting wrapped up in the rapidly forming media circus that has descended on London. The Knights have the dominance of the New York Yankees, but they also have the obligatory streak of Canadian humility in them. After registering the best regular season record of all-rime last season, the Knights fell short of their goal of a Memorial Cup championship. This season, as hosts of the tournament, London will gain automatic entry - but don't tell them that. London wants to win their way to the tournament, if for no other

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UW skater'S. have strong showing at ueen's Invitational Massicotte turns in superb performance, handing Waterloo its only silver medal Amanda Breen SPECIAL TO IMPRINT

The Waterloo Warriors figure skating team had a tough day at Queen~s University on Friday, November 26 in i:he Queen's Invitational, their fIrst competition of the year. They battled the fierce competition right to the end ofthe day and all ofthe team's members gave everything they could toincreasetheirchanceofmoving up in the ranks. In the end, the Warriors fInished in eighth place, while the home team Queen's took the gold medal. Toronto won the silver and Western brought back the bronze. UW second-year veteran Chantal Masskotte had an amazillg skate, which placed her in second, winning " the Warriors' only medal for the day. Fourth-vear veteran Katie BenIq:>vich ~d fu:st-year rookie Cara Mc1'vfahon skated a new program in the senior similar pairs event, ranking them fourth overall in an extremely competitive event. Benkovich and McMahon gave everything they had for an excellent skate. In t~e newest event to varsity figure skating, the open men's event,

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ber 10 against Guelph. But don't count on the Knights being satisfied with that. Because with the way the London Knights are going now, they may not lose for a long time to come. Maybe by the end of the season, we'll have 68 reasons to forget about the lockout.

second-year UW skater Leo Kwong was up against a very skilled group of men, placing fourth overall. In other free skate events, rookie Paula Lam skated the short pro- . gram, placing seventh. . Meanwhile, Warriors' skater Katie Selman also placed seventh in the senior silver singles event. Waterloo Warriors Katie Selman and Ashley Meyer placed ninth overall.

Rookie Emma Haines skated the long program, placing eighth overall. In the dance events, Sheridan Hinnegan and Sarah Norris skated their way to a fifth-place rank in dance variation. Erin Memering and Jennifer Zenger's "Rocker Foxtrot" routine earned them sixth place, while Meaghan Gleason and Lindsay Cloke placed sixth in the Paso dance. Waterloo's Elise Cunningham placed eighth in the Argeptine Tango and Jennifer Zenger placed ninth in the senior silver solo dance. Next up for Waterloo's fIgure skating team 'will be the Wilfrid Laurier University Invitational, which will be held in \VaterIoo on Friday,January28,2005.

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GABY LESNIAK, VOLLEYBALL Graham, a 4th year Kinesiology student from Cambridge led the number 7th ranked Warriors to two wins over as ranked teams. Graham had 19 points in an 87-71 win over #8 ranked McMaster and 24 points in the Warriors 77 -69 win over #3 Brock.

Gaby led the Warriors offensively with 17 kiUs and defensively with 24 digs in a 3-1 win over the Ryerson Rams. Lesniak is currently 1st amongst as freshmen in kiUs per game and 2nd fur points per game. This is Gaily's second Athlete of the Wee!< award.


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Swim.m.ers defeat WLU and. U of G gao to compete against a number of American schools in an open meet.

Dan Micak IMPRINTSTAFF Men's swimming team crushes local rivals Despite the absence ofcaptain Matt Mains, who was attending the Swim Canada short course championships in CaIgary,theWarriorsmen'sswirnming team defeated both the University of GuelphandWiliiidLaurier Universityat a meet in Guelph. The Warriorswereled by Raymond Chow, who posted wins in three breast stroke events, Mike Goodwin, who posted wins in three backstroke events, and Alex Watson, who had three wins in butterfly events. Erich Rohmann was strong for the Warriors too, posting victories in two freestyleevents. The Warrior women were not as fortunatein thepoolin Guelph. Though they defeated crosstown rival Laurier, theyfell to Guelph. CarolineAmyotwas thetop femalefinisherwithsecondplace finishes in the 100,200 and 400 individual medley events. Boths\vim teams will finish offtheir fallseasons witha ttipto EastemMichi-

Ice beginning to break under women's hockey team 1beWarriorswomen'shockeyteam fell to 2-7-1 on the season, losingto the Toronto Varsity Blues bya scoreof3-1. The Varsity Blues,rankednumbereight in the country, proved a fonnidable opponent, holding the Warriors to a singlegoal, whichwas scoredin the third frame by Nadine Vandenheuvel. AlexisHuberwas one brightspotfor thelast-place Warriors as she stopped27 of30Toronto shots in thelosingcause. The Warriors' next game will see themhostNeurnan eollegeforanexhibition match on December 3, before they host crosstown rival Laurier, the second-ranked teaminthe CIS, on December4.Bothgamesbegin at7:30p.m.

Lady basketballers drop another pair The Lady Warriors lost a close road match to the Brock Badgers for the second time this season, droppingtheir mostrecentcontestbyascoreof51-47. Thelossdroppedthe Warriorst02-7 on the season. Sttongfust-halfeffortsfromGillian Maxwell and Julie Devenny had the Warriors out in front early, but Brock's more experienced players helped the Badgers to overcome the deficitand tie the game at the break. The Badgers pulled ahead in the second half and despitekeepingitclosethroughout, the Warriors offence fell just short. Waterloo distributed their scoring evenly in the contest with Madeleine Noble,MaxwelIandDevennyeachscoring nine points. Devenny also chipped in 1Orebounds and a blockedshotin the

affiUr. Men's rugby star named OUA West Rookie of the Year Paul Auzins, eight-man for the Warriors Men's rugby team, was named theOUA WestRookieofthe Yearforhis stellarperformancethis season. The6'Z', 200 lb math student from Brantford was also named an OUA West all-star alongwith Brian Stubbs, Blyth Gill and Jared Eghoetz. Auzins, whohelped themen'srugby teamdefeatQueen'sfortheOUAbronze medal this season, finished theyearwith four tries in seven games for 20 points ovetall.

In their secondgameoftheweek,the Waterloo Warriorspostedadisappointingloss to the last-place WindsotLancers. DespiteanotberstrongJulieDevenny effortwhichsawthefourth-yearforward score ·17 points, add 6 rebounds and register2 blocks, the final score was 58-

so. The Warriors visit crosstown rival Laurier on December 4 for their next contest. GLENN BARTLEY

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Waterloo Warriors' third-year guard Katie Tucker reaches for a loose ball in a 51-50 loss against Windsor on December 1.

Warrior women push for playoffs Adam MeGuire IMPRINT STAFF

As the holiday break approaches, the Waterloo Warriors women's volleyball team findsirselfin very unfamiliar territory - the playoffhunt. The Warriors, whohadlostfourof their last five matches, snapped a mini two-match losing streak with a 3-1 (25-20,25-16,22-25,25-23) victory over the Ryerson Rams lastSaturdayat the PAC. The win pushes Waterloo's record to 4-5 this season, meaning UWhas already surpassed its win total fromallof2003-04-aseasonwhere the Warriors were a disappointing 315. Their solid start also has the Warriors in fifth place in the competitive OUA Westem Conference, only four points back ofMcMasterforthe fourth and final playoff berth. And even though the Warriors have just hit the half-way point of2004-05, UWhead coach Jason Grieve said each game is important for his team's postseason aspirations. ''We're sitting fairly firm in fifth place right now," he said. "But we're looking at fourth. With thatwin [over Ryerson], it keeps us in striking distancewith McMaster and [third-place] Windsor." Rookie sensation Gaby Lesniakled the Warriors in scoringwith 19 points in the home win over Ryerson, a match which made UW's home record an impressive 3-1 on the season. See VOLLEYBALL, page 32

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The Waterloo Warriors men's basketball team is ready to clip the wings of Canada's best team this weekend. The Warriors, coming off a pair of victories last week, will welcome the Carleton Ravens to the PAC tomorrow - Saturday, December 4 - at 8 p.m. in what is a colossal game between the province's only two unbeaten clubs. The Ravens, ranked number one in the nation, are riding a record 56-game CIS unbeaten streak coming into Waterloo. But the Warriors, who sit in third spot on the CIS top ten list, may have as good of a chance as anyone to play giant-killers with the powerhouse Ravens. "This is agreatchallenge," said UW head coach Tom Kieswetter. 'We feel confidentthatwecanmakethisacompetitive game. Both teams are perimeter shooting teams and both teams work really hard defensively." What makes the match-up with Carleton even more anticipated was UW'stwo victories lastweek, defeating the 3-4 Western Mustangs 68-62 on Wednesday after topping the star-laden Brock Badgers 77 -69 last Saturday. Waterloo stretched their OUA record to 6-0 against the Mustangs, who gave UW head coach Tom Kieswetter's team all they could handle in a hard-fought game. ''They're scrappy," Kieswetter said. "They showed a lot of discipline. They're fearless, that's how they are." Leading the Warriorsinscoringwas fourth-yearguard GrahamJarmin, with 21 points. Dave Munkley chipped in with a double-double, scoring 10 points and adding 10 rebounds. But before their win over Western last Wednesday, the Warriors thrust themselves into the top three in the nation with a monumental 77-69 road victory over the Brock Badgers last weekend. The game pitted two of the top ten teams in Canada at the time against each other, as then-number seven Waterloo travelled to St. Catharlnes to faceBrock- a teamthatWater100 beat 67-61 in their home opener 'on November 3. At the time, the Badgers were the third-ranked team in the CIS, which fuelled the intensity ofthe earlyseason game.

'We looked atitas a playoffgame," said UWh~ coach Tom Kieswetter. ''It had the atmosphere of a playoff game. We're playing for home court advantage [come playoff time]." In a game that was tied at 11 differentinstances, the Warriors relied on a balanced scoring attack and unconscious shooting to secure the huge road victory. Leading the way was Jarmin, who delivered a regular season-high 24 points on 8-14 shooting, as well as adding five boards. For his efforts, Jarmin was named UW and OUA male athlete of the week. But the strong scoring touch was hardly limited to Jarmin. Three other Warriors - Mike Sovran, Dave Munkley and Chris Edwards - all scored in double figures in the victory. While Waterloo is used to getting consistent offensive contributions from fifth-yearveteransSovranandMunk:ley, it was Edwards who was Saturday's surprise hero. Coming off the bench, Edwards scored 10 points and collected 6 rebounds - four of them on the defensive end - in only 13 minutes of play. ''Different players have been stepping up at different times," Kieswerter said. 'We know what we're capable of." The Warriors certainly cemented their reputation as one ofthe country's best shooting teams against the Badgers, as Waterloo shotaninctedible 51.9 per cent from the field. But Brockwas certainlyup for the challenge, as BadgersvetetanMorganFairweather hitfour three-pointers in amassing a team-high 20 points. Butwith the score 59-58 for Brocklatein the fourth quarter, Waterloo's experienced veterans took over. The Badgers failed to score on their next eight possessions and the Warri0rs closed out the game on a 9-3 run, securing their fifth victory in as many league games in 2004-05. Kieswetter was obviously pleased with the hard-fought road victory, as he knew the win would move UW up from their number seven spot to a higher placing in the CIS rankings. And, when the top 10 list was released late last Tuesday, the Warriors had climbed to third. Although he said he is proud ofhis club's third-place ranking, Kieswetter was quick to point out the relative insignificance of the weekly poll.

UW veteran Andrew Coatsworth dropped 13 points in Waterloo's 68路62 win over Western. 'We've been through this before," he said of the top 10 rankings. 'We've learned our lessons." As for UW's showdown with the two-time defending national champion Ravens, Waterloo will be looking to furthercementthernselves as one of Canada's best teams. The two clubs last met on January 10, 2004, with CarletondowningtheWarriors66-56. Tip-off time from the PAC tomorrow -Saturday, December 4-is 8 p.m.

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Volleyball: UW gears up for match with 'Stangs continued from page 31 Lesniak, a native of Hamilton, added 18 kills and 24 digs-both team highs -as her efforts againsttheRams eamed her UW female athlete of the week honours. "She's been a tremendous impact offensively for us," Grieve said. "She's been such adynamic athlete forus [and] she still has a lot of room to grow." Lesniak is an early-season favourite for OUA rookie ofthe year, as sheleads the nation in scoring among rookies with 3.97 points per game. According

to her head coach, the first-year phenom's exploits are even more impressive considering her youth. ''I think at this point right now, she's the top rookie in the OUA conference," Grieve commented. Next up for the Warriors is an important match with theOUA Western Conference-leadingWestetnMustangs. Defeating the Mustangs be a formidable taskfor the Warriors, as the London-based school has compiled a near-perfect9-1 record this season. But while the Mustangs, ranked 10th in Canada, will be tough to beat, Grieve

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said his team will be up for the chal-

lenge. 'We're at the stagenowwherewe're ready to have that match that takes us to the nextlevel," Grieve said. "Every week, our players are takingmore steps forward. "[Beating Ryerson] was really important just to build some confidence goingintothematchagainstWestem." Game time from the PAC tomorrow - Saturday, December 4 - is 1 p.m. amcguire@imprint.uwaterloo.ca

UW guard Graham Jarmin earned ~UA male athlete of the week honours after scoring 24 points in a win over the Brock Badgers.

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