1999-10-14

    
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October 14, 1999
  Gauntlet angers Gazette editor, sickens alsoPDF files may take a moment to load

An editorial in the Oct. 7 Gauntlet ("A brief history, told in present tense") claims the U of C Gazette "would not run a feature about Shell Oil's involvement in Nigeria simply because Shell Oil gives this university a dump truck full of money."

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October 14, 1999
  Will we see a repeat of last season?PDF files may take a moment to load

For all but four minutes of their game against the Langara College Falcons, the Dinos men's basketball team looked great--they just couldn't finish. The final score was a 73-66 Dinos loss in a game they should have won.

October 14, 1999
  Athletics FestivalPDF files may take a moment to load

Consider this a warning for those who fear physical activity: an Athletics Festival is lurking in MacEwan Student Centre from Wed. to Fri. between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Students' Union is hosting the event to give interested students the opportunity to meet sport clubs and university teams.

October 14, 1999
  Many, many people more important than Princess DiPDF files may take a moment to load

Dear A and E:

In light of your recent "Biography of the Millennium" special, let us say we agreed with most of your picks for the top 100 influential people of the last 1,000 years, save one: Princess Diana.

Please accept the following suggestions to replace her on the list:

October 14, 1999
  Christ makes sense from a marketing standpointPDF files may take a moment to load

I may be going out on a limb here, but I'm going to say Christianity is popular. After all, who can think of a manger without thinking of Jesus?

But is it popular because it's right? Or does Jesus just have one hell of a PR team?

pr is all about selling. Get people to think what you think--about a product or an idea--and stop any criticism or critical thinking the best you can. With television ads, Nike slam-dunks criticism for making their shoes with third-world child labor.

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October 14, 1999
  American pie, Canadian poundcakePDF files may take a moment to load

Stretched out along the foreign floors of a basement hostel in London, I felt the weight of a land drowned in past and saw above me a figure of the future. She stood tall with vigor as her shadow blocked the sun from my eyes. With cheerful interrogation she let loose a southern us accent and gestured toward the Canadian Flag on my pack, "So you really Canadian or ya just using it as a cover like us?" I grinned at the irony and stood up to find that the girl was not quite as tall as I had thought.

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