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July 19, 2001
  Sights narrow in coach huntPDF files may take a moment to load

Since the departure of Dinos men's hockey Head Coach Tim Bothwell, there has been a void in our lives. Frankly speaking, Bothwell's dash to the greener pastures of a National Hockey League left Dinos fans in a strange state of uncertainty. While increased alcohol consumption by all concerned was the first step to dealing with Bothwell's departure, it by no means solved the problem. What it did however, was give Dinos brass (most noticeably Dr.

July 19, 2001
  Proud mediocrityPDF files may take a moment to load

"Those Canadians really know how to build great hardware, I tell you."

These were the words of American astronaut Susan Helm, spoken minutes after using Canadarm2 to attach a US-made airlock to a port on the International Space Station earlier this week. One could call it a proud moment in Canadian aeronautical history--or perhaps it's just another in a series of mediocre Canadian space accomplishments.

July 19, 2001
  The genetics of generosityPDF files may take a moment to load

I have a problem. It's one I'm sure I share with many other students. My car is nearly as old as I am and it runs as frequently as it doesn't. If you drive down Memorial Drive and see a sun-faded '85 Mustang with bald tires, odds are that's me, broken down, again.

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July 19, 2001
  Doubling up on discoveriesPDF files may take a moment to load

Sufferers of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases may soon find respite from the excruciating pain caused by their afflictions.

Researchers at the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine recently identified a new pain receptor active in inflammatory conditions and mapped its activation and transmission pathways. Fortuitously, the team also identified a substance that interferes with the receptor's normal operation.

July 19, 2001
  Troublemakers without student cardsPDF files may take a moment to load

Non-students wreaked havoc on campus during the months of May and June, keeping Campus Security officers busy with broken glass and bones, a kidnapping attempt and a gun complaint, among several other incidents.

July 19, 2001
  BLOWN AWAY BY BEAN MOUNTAINPDF files may take a moment to load

Beans are good for the body, the soul, and lately, the Guinness Book of World Records, too.

On July 13, "Bean Mountain" was presented by Canada Safeway and Heinz Canada Inc. to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank. Staged at the Dalhousie Station Safeway,the mountain of 11,749 cans was also declared a Guinness world record for the largest indoor display of canned goods.

July 19, 2001
  Legendary acting drowns out lacklustre plotPDF files may take a moment to load

The safest bet for a good movie this summer has to be The Score.

Starring three of the most capable actors to ever grace Hollywood--Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro (the next Marlon Brando), and Edward Norton (the next Robert DeNiro)--it has to, in the very least, feature good acting. Not surprisingly, it does. The Score is the best showcase of acting skills in recent memory, though not the most compelling story.

July 19, 2001
  Realism becomes extinctPDF files may take a moment to load

Even Gilligan would've learned by now. But unfortunately, the professor is still way behind.

Dr. Grant (Sam Neill) is back in full form in Jurassic Park III, the third instalment in the series, to prove that, not only are raptors even more intelligent than ever imagined (even after almost being eaten in the first movie), but he hasn't learned anything about getting tricked into going onto a dinosaur infested island. Again, Grant is lured with lucrative promises to fund his research.

July 19, 2001
  Worth their weight in goldPDF files may take a moment to load

We all remember that special teacher: the one who turned math and science into an education instead of mindless memorization. After all these years, the bad and mediocre faded away while good teachers still linger.

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