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November 09, 2000
  Current system A-OKPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,

Re: "Proportional representation worth a closer look" Nov. 2, 2000

Proportional representation means hung parliaments and governments by coalition, which are neither proportional, nor representative.

Oliver Letwin, a British constitution expert, refers to the absence of "proportionality of power" under coalition government evidenced by small parties remaining part of

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November 09, 2000
  Paying the price for the sins of SaddamPDF files may take a moment to load

"You're all falling for their government's propaganda. It's not the sanctions that are responsible for the Iraqis' suffering, it's only their own government."

An individual stated this to me on Aug. 9, 2000, the day that I, along with a group of other Calgarians, protested outside the Canadian Federal building, demanding our government to call for an immediate lifting of all non-military sanctions from Iraq.

November 09, 2000
  Good teams find ugly ways to winPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos women's basketball team opened the regular season with a very convincing sweep over a not-so-strong Brandon University squad. This week the Dinos set their sights on doing the same to the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, a team who would pose far more of a threat than Brandon. The Dinos came into the game on a high note, with a 2-0 record, while the T-Birds entered even at 1-1.

November 09, 2000
  Timely heroics by Dinos hoopstersPDF files may take a moment to load

The Dinos men's basketball team offered up a double shot of last-second heroics last Friday in the first of their two victories over the now 1-3 University of British Columbia Thunderbirds, bouncing back from a shaky 0-2 start to the Canada West season.

November 09, 2000
  There's no place like homePDF files may take a moment to load

Home ice advantage had no real significance for the University of Calgary men's hockey team this year. Thus far, all their games except for their home opener against the University of Alberta saw them playing on the road. Therefore, it was time to test out what sort of edge they could have on opposing teams in their own barn.

Captain Judd Casper had some thoughts on last weekend's play on home ice.

November 09, 2000
  V-ball predictionsPDF files may take a moment to load

A lesson on the nature of sports critics: they can't help but give their opinion. Fearing nothing, they willingly raise their voices above the match recaps of the sports section while risking one or both feet in their mouths.

That said, let me suggest where the women and men of Dinos volleyball are headed.

November 09, 2000
  Regina Rams ravage Dinos playoff hopesPDF files may take a moment to load

In the game that decided one of the finalists for the Canada West Championship, the Regina Rams mercilessly defeated the Calgary Dinos 33-32. In the last five seconds of the game, the Rams' attempt to punt the ball through the end zone succeeded, ending the Dinos' Vanier Cup hopes.

"It was a well played game by both teams and as perfect a game that could be played by both teams on both sides of the ball, with very few mistakes," said Head Coach Tony Fasano.

November 09, 2000
  A great exit for a great playerPDF files may take a moment to load

Another chapter has ended for the Dinos women's field hockey team. The team finished with their best season in Conference play in 13 years with a 5-5-2 record. Calgary capped their season with convincing wins over both the University of Alberta and the university of British Columbia. They also managed a draw with the eventual national champions the University of Victoria. Rookie Head Coach Anne Kromm was extremely happy with the play of the women all year, and has high expectations for next season.

November 09, 2000
  Magic 8-ball predicts basketball futurePDF files may take a moment to load

As we enter another exciting regular season of NBA basketball we can finally feel proud to cheer for our Canadian teams. The Toronto Raptors finished in third place in the Central division last season with a solid 45-37 record. Last year wasn't nearly as successful for the Vancouver Grizzlies, who finished 22-60 which earned them seventh spot in the Midwest division. Both teams enjoyed a roster make-over during the off-season and are primed and ready for the upcoming camaign.

November 09, 2000
  Women soccersaurs upset by evil PandasPDF files may take a moment to load

It must have felt awful. The worst possible nightmare became reality and, in the blink of an eye, all was lost. The Dinos squad saw their first defeat of the season, saw their hated rivals from Alberta triumph, and when it mattered most, suffered every soccer player's greatest fear, a loss on penalty shots.

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