1999-07-29

    
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July 29, 1999
  On the fringe of cancellationPDF files may take a moment to load

Theatre enthusiasts may have to wait another year before Calgary produces its first fringe theatre festival. Festival organizers are currently short almost half the money they need to proceed. Although things have looked up since the organizers sent out a press release last week outlining their Þnancial difficulty, nothing will be conÞrmed until this Thursday night.

July 29, 1999
  The kids are alright.PDF files may take a moment to load

I would like to address the "thugs" who laid waste to the three days of peace, love and debit cards.

Your riotous actions have restored my faith in humanity.

Say what you will about the relative stupidity and futility of violence, but the thugs unwittingly succeeded.

By using "peace candles" to set fire to cars and merchandise trailers, they ensured that Rage Against the Machine will never get a product endorsement deal. Good.

July 29, 1999
  he kids are alrightPDF files may take a moment to load

I would like to address the "thugs" who laid waste to the three days of peace, love and debit cards.

Your riotous actions have restored my faith in humanity.

Say what you will about the relative stupidity and futility of violence, but the thugs unwittingly succeeded.

By using "peace candles" to set fire to cars and merchandise trailers, they ensured that Rage Against the Machine will never get a product endorsement deal. Good.

July 29, 1999
  Calgarians have hand in Pam Am haulPDF files may take a moment to load

Sixty-one Calgary-based athletes are representing Canada in the Pan Am Games. Naturally, there are a lot of medal hopes riding on those athletes. So far, Calgary's
participants have been doing their country proud, but until Wednesday no gold medals had been won by a Calgarian. More on that later.

July 29, 1999
  U of C prof studies violencePDF files may take a moment to load

As memories of Littleton and Taber become dulled by time, questions remain unanswered. What prompted two students to murder 13 people? Why did they do it?

A new book, Building Foundations for Safe and Caring Schools: Research on Disruptive Behaviour and Violence, explores related questions and their implications.

July 29, 1999
  Government runs credit checks to "protect" students from student loansPDF files may take a moment to load

Credit check? No, thanks, say student leaders.

Beginning Aug. 1, the federal government will run credit checks on student loan applicants. Student leaders claim the program will be a barrier to post-secondary education.

"This would deÞnitely make a lot of people think twice," said University of Calgary Students’ Union Vice-president External Nassr Awada.

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