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March 06, 2003
  Gwynne DyerPDF files may take a moment to load

"There's going to be a war. It's going to start in two or three weeks and it's going to be quite bad."

This is what Gwynne Dyer pessimistically views-- and he's only been wrong twice--is an inevitable American-led war on Iraq. He said the war is likely to occur in weeks, not months.

On Wed., Mar. 5 at the University of Calgary, the Internationally syndicated journalist gave a lecture on the American motivation behind the war and how it could change the political landscape of the Middle East.

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March 06, 2003
  UBC labour woesPDF files may take a moment to load

Students at the University of British Columbia could see more strike action by university staff.

The Canadian Union of Provincial Employees Local 2950, which represents more than 1,500 clerical and support staff at UBC served 72-hour strike notice on Wed., Mar. 5 and asked mediator Mark Brown to book out. Job action could take place as early as Fri., Mar. 7.

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March 06, 2003
  Dinos lose team gold by a whiskerPDF files may take a moment to load

In the end, it all came down to one match, by any wrestler, from any team.

In what was surely the closest Canadian Interuniversity Sport Wrestling Championship ever, Brock University won the men's team title with 61 points, beating the University of Calgary's total of 60, and Simon Fraser University's 59. Any match by any wrestler from these three schools could have changed the final outcome of the tourney.

March 06, 2003
  Tibet conferencePDF files may take a moment to load

Students for a Free Tibet tried to educate students and the public on issues surrounding the disputed region this week.

"We figure the university is a good place to educate people on human rights and freedom in Tibet," said Stephanie Garrett, Co-executive director of the University of Calgary Students for a Free Tibet club.

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March 06, 2003
  Zhukov must have eaten two sticks of butter...PDF files may take a moment to load

To wrap up the men's volleyball season, the Dinos once again returned to the unfortunately named "City of Champions" for what would prove to be a surprising, then predictable, but overall exciting weekend of volleyball.

When I first arrived in Edmonton, there was a general sense of disdain for the Dinos among fans and teams alike, and the fact that they were in the tournament was a topic of debate for some fans behind me.

March 06, 2003
  Lots of talk, little differencePDF files may take a moment to load

An attentive audience of students and curious onlookers listened to a panel discuss the merits of differential tuition on Mon., Mar. 3. Speakers at the noon-hour forum, hosted by the Students' Union as a part of their 2003 tuition fight, adamantly opposed the university's plans to charge students of some faculties more than others.

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March 06, 2003
  Continuing Education escapes extinctionPDF files may take a moment to load

The Faculty of Continuing Education avoided dissolution on Thu., Feb. 27.

General Faculties Council narrowly defeated a proposal to consolidate delivery of several programs including those currently provided by the Faculty of Continuing Education, Learning Commons and French Centre; as well as professional development programs, spring and summer sessions, and Weekend University.

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March 06, 2003
  Busking into the Rozsa CentrePDF files may take a moment to load

Busking for Smiles veterans Jamie Cullen and Cameron May have spent many an afternoon over a pint or two at the Den. The only difference this time out was that I brought my tape recorder. You see, this afternoon's chat marked quite the occasion.

Almost four years after May and friend Steven Bleile thought it would be fun to regularly busk in the Social Sciences foyer, the BFS's fifth Unplugged show and their first CD are a testament to how far the whole concept has come.

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March 06, 2003
  Brent Tyler, Better WayPDF files may take a moment to load

This first solo disc from Brent Tyler offers ten songs that tell stories of heartbreak, the battle that love becomes, and one escapist cry for recognition.  His guitar style is reminiscent of early Dave Matthews, though the musicians accompanying him on this disc provide a much different overall sound.  Tyler's technical proficiency on the guitar shines through on the album giving just a taste of what he could do in a live setting.  With Better Way, Tyler writes honestly, sings powerfully, and plays skillfully.

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