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February 26, 2009
  Helicopters, Vietnam, pigeons and campus securityPDF files may take a moment to load

It was by way of helicopter that Lanny Fritz got to where he is today.

The current campus security director obtained his private pilots licence while completing high school at Saint Mary's in the late '60s and was interested in pursuing a career as a helicopter pilot. There were a number of good helicopter flying jobs in northern Alberta at the time that caught his eye.

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January 22, 2009
  Chemistry department under new leadPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite his modest appearance, Dr. Peter Kusalik has a dark secret: he desires to be a mad scientist from a horror movie. Instead, he'll have to settle for being the new University of Calgary chemistry department head.

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January 15, 2009
  Genocide trial a small step in the right directionPDF files may take a moment to load

After five years, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda sentenced Rwandan army commander and cabinet minister Theoneste Bagosora to life in prison for his role in the Rwandan genocide.

The case was declared a legal victory for people hoping to prevent atrocities with legal prosecution. However, University of Calgary professor Dr. Maureen Hibert warned there is a still long way to go before legal prosecution can successfully prevent genocides and military means and economic sanctions may be required to do so.

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November 13, 2008
  80-year-old PhD recipient writes another bookPDF files may take a moment to load

The idea to become the first PhD recipient in the department of communication and culture had never occurred to Verna Reid, who was enjoying her retirement party with good family and friends at age 69. For a woman who passionately devoted her career to the literature and visual arts for more than 35 years, it was only natural she'd want to pursue painting, her favourite pastime.

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November 13, 2008
  Alumnus named chief prosecutorPDF files may take a moment to load

A University of Calgary alumnus is taking on Calgary's criminals.

Lloyd Robertson replaced outgoing veteran crown criminal prosecutor Gordon Wong on Nov. 3 to become Calgary's interim chief Crown prosecutor. In his new position, Robertson will lead a team of 85 lawyers as they tackle the greatest challenges facing Calgary's justice system.

"There's really been rapid growth in the population of Calgary," said Robertson. "There's a lot of money in this city and with that money comes a lot of trouble."

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November 06, 2008
  Read me, no reallyPDF files may take a moment to load

It was during a 1998 trekking trip in the Himalayas that John Wood, founder and CEO of Room to Read, decided to leave his job as an executive at Microsoft and dedicate his life to his now globally recognized organization that strives to help provide impoverished children with an education.

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March 31, 2005
  Profile: Get your granny blasted with ElliottPDF files may take a moment to load

At first glance, with his half-hearted explosion of red hair and gawky glasses, Canadian comic Lorne Elliot doesn't seem to share too many similarities with legendary musician Bob Marley--one does stand up comedy with a ukulele and the other brought reggae music to the mainstream. Still, the two artists share a certain perspective regarding audiences that guides their work. As Bob Marley himself said, "I don't play an instrument, I play a room." But Marley never did stand-up comedy. He never had a joke fall.

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November 27, 2003
  Goose with golden eggsPDF files may take a moment to load

The great number eight; a line that will follow one Dinos football player in particular as he finishes his tenure at the University of Calgary and his career as a Dinos varsity football player. He plays with talent, desire and heart every time he steps onto the turf, and he makes heads turn, laying bodies out everywhere.

"He" is fourth-year linebacker and defensive captain Agustin Barrenechea, affectionately known by his teammates and friends as "Goose".

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November 21, 2002
  Chad Murray dives into our heartsPDF files may take a moment to load

Think swimming. Dinos varsity swim team member Chad Murray does. A native of Lethbridge, Murray is currently clocking his 15th year in the pool, his third season with the University of Calgary, and his first year at the National Training Centre. To date, this 21 year old has enjoyed half a lifetime of swimming successes.

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October 24, 2002
  It's Charlotte's worldPDF files may take a moment to load

Our interview was set for Thursday 4 p.m. On Wednesday, at roughly 6 p.m., Charlotte Sullivan suffered her first concussion.

"If I act stupid right now, it's the concussion," said Sullivan with a big grin. She then proceeded to curse herself, teammate Jessica Horning's knee, the doctor who did not clear her to play, the numerical portion of the concussion test, and finally, life itself.

"It sucks; I can't play. I have a midterm next week and now I feel retarded 'cause Horning gave me a concussion."

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