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January 15, 2004
  Holiday happenings and goings on in women's basketballPDF files may take a moment to load

While the rest of us were still recovering from the excess of alcohol which accompanies New Year's Eve, the University of Calgary women's basketball team was already back out on the court. They hosted the Holiday Hoops Tournament January 2-4.

The first victims of the Dinos' onslaught were the Thunderwolves of Lakehead University. For daring to venture outside Ontario, they were rewarded with a 71-32 shellacking. All Dinos registered on the score sheet, with Jessica Foltinek leading the charge with 19 points.

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January 15, 2004
  Dinos hurt by injuryPDF files may take a moment to load

Having just lost star player Jessica Foltinek, the University of Calgary women's basketball team struggled against an up-and-coming University of Saskatchewan Huskies team Jan. 9-10 in Saskatoon. The Husky women overwhelmed the Dinos with their, uh, size.

"We struggled," commented Head Coach Shawnee Harle on the lackluster performance. "We need to learn to compete harder without Jess."

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January 15, 2004
  Swept aside by flatlandersPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Saskatche- wan Huskies brought out their big brooms to sweep the Dinos men's volleyball team out of the Jack Simpson Gymnasium Jan. 9-10, dropping the volleysaurs to seventh in the country.

"We ran into the best serving team in the conference," commented Head Coach Greg Ryan about the victorious Huskies. "They were really solid."

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January 15, 2004
  Eat more lacrosse PDF files may take a moment to load

When we talk about professional sports here in Calgary, the Flames and the Stamps almost immediately shoot to the front of the list. Some people might mention some other franchises that were once here or barely hanging on--the Cannons and the Storm for example--but one name that has grown on me has been the Roughnecks.

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January 15, 2004
  Volleysaurs eat the meekPDF files may take a moment to load

One squad was tops in the nation, one was 0-8. Not really the makings of a hard-fought weekend. Nonetheless, the Dinos women's volleyball team barely squeaked past the cellar-dwelling University of Saskatchewan Huskies by identical 3-2 scores Jan. 9-10 at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium.

"I thought Friday we played really poorly," explained Head Coach Kevin Boyles. "We had a bad start [Saturday], but from game two onward it was close because they played really well.

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January 15, 2004
  OutkastPDF files may take a moment to load

Most of those in hip hop seem content photocopying the sounds of P-Funk and firmly entrenching themselves in their gangsta cliches, as if afraid of stepping out and being incinerated by the brilliance of Outkast. In what could be seen as a marketing move, Big Boi and Andre 3000 released their solo projects as a double album under the Outkast banner. What we get is a tour de force, startling in its ambition, scope and ability to transcend genres.

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January 15, 2004
  The UnicornsPDF files may take a moment to load

Oh, indie pop. With its swooning oohs and aahs, it's too cutesy for its own good. 

It's stuck in the rut of Sgt. Pepper-era psych experimentation, enough that one could see the unimaginative likes of Elf Power and The Flaming Lips dominating the genre forever. 

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January 15, 2004
  Martin TielliPDF files may take a moment to load

It's time to face facts: I'm just an awkward white boy at heart. Despite efforts to expand in funkier directions, to shake it like that proverbial Polaroid picture, my album of the year once again resides in the realm of rock and roll.

At least, on the fringe of rock and roll.

Martin Tielli has never been one to be easily classified. He's rock in the same sense that Queen is rock, or that Outkast is hip hop. It's just the easy label.

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January 15, 2004
  Calexico PDF files may take a moment to load

Picking a single best album for any year is a daunting, if not impossible, task. Sometimes it even seems slightly pointless. There is so much music out there that missing a great deal of it is inevitable. The truth about music is there will always be a few albums that are obviously amazing; it's picking one album out of this pool that becomes difficult.

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