2001-11-22

    
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November 22, 2001
  No saxophone, no cigar, just the BillPDF files may take a moment to load

Nearly two months after terrorist attacks in the United States, former President Bill Clinton delivered a clear message to an enthralled audience of 1,400 at the Roundup Centre in Calgary.

"The terrorists who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon believed they were attacking symbols of American power, but they were wrong," Clinton said. "Today, our friendship is focused on our common effort against terrorism."

November 22, 2001
  White powder, dumb pranksPDF files may take a moment to load

As a result of anthrax scares crossing the border and occurring on campus, University of Calgary safety authorities added some new terminology to the lists last month.

"White powder spill" is the technical term now used to describe any incident involving a suspicious or unidentified white powder discovered on campus.

Campus Recreation business operations were halted on Fri., Nov. 9 when a staff member opened a letter and white powder spilled onto her work area.

November 22, 2001
  Probing the murk of the BoGPDF files may take a moment to load

Though decisions regarding tuition, expansion and insitutional policies all impact students by varying degrees, those who make the decisions are not well known.

"With the exception of the tuition meeting, there's not a huge student attendance at meetings," explained University of Calgary Board of Governors Chair Brian MacNeill. "There's usually a few students there depending on what's on the agenda and some other people from the general public."

November 22, 2001
  All engines go at Mount Royal CollegePDF files may take a moment to load

Classes are back to normal after a brief hiccup at Calgary's southern campus.

The Mount Royal College Board of Governors and the Mount Royal Faculty Association have come to a one-year contract agreement for the period July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. The agreement gives faculty members a 4.8 per cent increase, of which 2.8 per cent will be retroactive to July 1, 2001. There are also increases for faculty with over 20 years of service and for part-time faculty who have taught for more than 10 semesters at the college.

November 22, 2001
  In the name of national securityPDF files may take a moment to load

Though it seems unlikely, debate over national security has reached a higher pitch and a University of Calgary initiative is the cause.

November 22, 2001
  Pamela WallinPDF files may take a moment to load

With over 25 years of journalism experience, numerous awards (including The Toronto Life Women of Influence Award and the United Nations Canada Award) two books and an extensive collection of television specials and events bearing her name, Pamela Wallin doesn't include any of this in her definition of success.

November 22, 2001
  Carol ShieldsPDF files may take a moment to load

Carol Shields is a surprisingly petite woman with a surprisingly quiet voice. The winner of numerous international book awards (including a Pulitzer Prize, a Governor General's award and the Orange Book Award), the revered Canadian author speaks with understated confidence and conviction. And, like many people in the last two months, she offers her own opinion of the Sept. 11 tragedy, which she also touched on in her convocation address.

November 22, 2001
  The magic of fiction on stagePDF files may take a moment to load

With the much anticipated release of Lord of the Rings in theatres next month in the very middle of their production run, actor Rob Ullett and director Vanessa Porteous aren't really worried.

"I personally think that it's going to help us," says Ullett, who plays the Elf King of Mirkwood in Alberta Theatre Project's The Hobbit. "A lot of people might see the movie and they'll want to see the story behind it."

November 22, 2001
  Why your band isn't signedPDF files may take a moment to load

Recently, the music industry has seen a great tide of lo-fi ventures. The recent comeback of vinyl, bands spending bundles to record to tape because it apparently sounds warmer, even the idea that faults in guitar riffs add character to a song, all add to the lo-fi surge. But, in this dizzying swirl of return to our roots mentality, bands must not mistake the definition of lo-fi as less professional, at least not if they expect to make it in the industry.

November 22, 2001
  Ska pirates capture the WarehousePDF files may take a moment to load

Get ready for pirate-core to hit Calgary. Well, sort of.

While the Mad Caddies will probably play a song or two about pirates when they play Calgary on their "It's Too Cold to Tour" tour, pirate-core is just a joke genre coined on the internet from the title of their latest release, Rock the Plank.

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