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October 26, 2000
  Hot off the presses: Media biasedPDF files may take a moment to load

Did you hear some funny noises last week? It could have been the sound of local newspaper columnists honing their agendas and sharpening their axes for the five-week federal election grind. That sloppy slurping noise might have been the editors and publishers of the two local papers festooning the corporate altar with monsoon kisses. That straining noise? Might have been a bipolar race-mentality being forced upon the writers. That fawning sound? Possibly the result of local dailies' unabashed infatuation with Stockwell Day.

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October 26, 2000
  What's your point?PDF files may take a moment to load

I hate people who can't argue.

As far as I'm concerned, arguing is a healthy pastime everyone should indulge in. Having said that, I also believe there are a few prerequisites to be met if one wishes to air one's views in intelligent company, the first and foremost that one knows what they are talking about.

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October 26, 2000
  Can there be peace in the middle east?PDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,

Re: "War is not the answer," Oct. 12, 2000

Lawrence Bailey characterized Israel's response to the Palestinian riots as a "Zionist temper tantrum" and an act of "blind aggression" by a "terrorist state." Like many others who have limited knowledge of Middle Eastern history and politics, Bailey has been misguided by news coverage of the region, which has been predominantly pro-Palestinian and has grossly distorted the roles played by Israelis and Palestinians in the conflict.

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October 26, 2000
  Can there be peace in the middle east?PDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Israel's history more complex than media lets on," Oct. 19, 2000

Balanero's statement regarding Bailey's understanding of the Middle East from the media and his suggestion to Bailey to have another look at his history books is the same advice I would give to Balanero.

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October 26, 2000
  And God said: Let there be playoffsPDF files may take a moment to load

In the last regular season game at McMahon Stadium, the University of Calgary Dinos muzzled the University of Saskatchewan Huskies 35-14. It seems no one can stop the Dinos; they are unbeaten in their last four games, wins that propelled them into the playoffs in a favourable position.

Head Coach Tony Fasano had many things to say about the game, namely about the strong offence and solid defence executed this week as well as in the last four games.

October 26, 2000
  Dinos trash UBCPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary men's hockey team began their second week of play last weekend with a road trip to the Saskatchewan prairies in order to face the University of Regina. The visiting Dinos went into last weekend's games with only one thing in mind: to win.

"We definitely felt like we should win two games, and we had to win two games," Head Coach Tim Bothwell remarked.

October 26, 2000
  Where has all the violence gone?PDF files may take a moment to load

Wow. This is really exciting. Maybe I should take a picture. I believe that we, right now, have witnessed the true moment where varsity sports fans have set down their swords in favour of ploughshares. Wow. Forgive me if I'm missing a few exclamation marks, but I'm just trying to make a point.

October 26, 2000
  Dino's magical shutout streak endsPDF files may take a moment to load

It was perhaps the greatest streak University of Calgary soccer has ever seen. Suffocating defensive play and brilliant goaltending by second-year standout Taryn Swiatek positioned the Dinos on top of the Canada West standings. They were also perfect; six shutouts in six tries. Saturday's game started like any other for the Dinos this season, with a lead. Leanne Pelosi scored the first goal in the 22nd minute and the women were once again on top. But then it happened.

October 26, 2000
  Iron Mike's iron crapfestPDF files may take a moment to load

A totally predictable thing happened Friday night in Detroit: a Mike Tyson fight ended quickly and in controversy. The funny thing is, this time it wasn't Iron Mike's fault. At least not explicitly.

October 26, 2000
  Crazy zebras shaft DinosPDF files may take a moment to load

If Dinos Head Coach Andy Gibbs were to write a fairy tale about the two home losses the men's soccer team accumulated this weekend, he would be sure to include the three blind mice as characters.

"This weekend we were playing against 12 men," said Gibbs about the refereeing. "Our stats at home of cards are way higher than on the road; you figure it out."

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