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March 22, 2001
  U of A gunman "a kind person"PDF files may take a moment to load

As the shock of last Wednesday's arrest of a suspected gunman on the University of Alberta campus subsides, the accused's family is still struggling to make sense of the events.

Fareed Wijdani, charged with weapons and robbery offenses, has been in police custody since Wednesday afternoon. His sister said the family really notices his absence.

"We're missing one person of the family. I hope he gets some help."

March 22, 2001
  Projectors, fires and dueling misdemeanorsPDF files may take a moment to load

Last month, Campus Security dealt with rogue marijuana plants, firebugs, sleepy babysitters and black market home entertainment dealers.

"We handled 3,000 calls again, which is pretty standard," said Campus Security director Lanny Fritz. "This campus is a little city in itself, and yet it's a very safe place to live, work and study. This campus has a very low crime rate."

March 22, 2001
  Down and dirty in Mac HallPDF files may take a moment to load

Student representatives wallowed in MacEwan Student Centre's food court garbage on Wednesday and Thursday in an attempt to convince students to reduce their daily waste.

Seventy-five bags of paper-filled garbage bags and boxes helped onlookers visualize the university's waste at the Students' Union Info Blitz and Waste Management Project info days, March 21-22.

SU Vice-president Operations and Finance Matt Lauzon manned an information table and guarded garbage.

March 22, 2001
  Leaps of technology at U of CPDF files may take a moment to load

Processing power in the Tri-faculty computer lab made a quantum leap recently when some Dell 486 66MHz computers were replaced with a fleet of new models.

The lab previously housed 148 Dell 486 and Pentium III 450MHz computers. These have been replaced with 21 Macintosh G4s and 40 Pentium III 866MHz computers with CD burners.

"These new computers are far faster, letting students work more efficiently," said Tri-Faculty computer lab manager Paul Zubicek.

March 22, 2001
  Porco aces Academic racePDF files may take a moment to load

Nic Porco's conquest of the Vice-president Academic race is just the beginning of an extraordinary year, according to his predecessor.

"Nic is going to have a fantastic year," declared VP Academic Mark Hoekstra. "He's had two years as a commissioner, he [has] a tremendous wealth of knowledge [and] he's known and respected by the administration. He's going to hit the ground running."

March 22, 2001
  Why do traffic jams occur?PDF files may take a moment to load

You're cruising on your way to school, making good time, when suddenly *bam,* you're in the middle of a traffic jam.

Transportation problems are as old as mankind, and we see more and more problems as our cities become increasingly crowded. But as long as we drive cars, we'll have traffic.

March 22, 2001
  Been a Long TimePDF files may take a moment to load

Just when you thought Stevie Ray Vaughn could never be replaced, along comes Double Trouble with a new CD to confirm that fact. Not that they're daring to emulate their glory days, but the very name of the band conjures up obvious comparisons.

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March 22, 2001
  World ConnectionPDF files may take a moment to load

Want to travel? With this compilation, you can go around the world in 15 tracks. World Connection, created by the record company with the same name, is a starter set for world music. Full of upbeat, diverse songs from Peru to Bulgaria, from Portugal to Surinam, this music is like a 200-level course. All the big names are featured, with just enough detail to encourage a life-long interest.

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March 22, 2001
  DiscoveryPDF files may take a moment to load

Daft Punk didn't do it again.

In 1996, Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo released Homework, a CD that revolutionized house music around the world.

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