2004-01-29

    
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January 29, 2004
  Shisha and donairPDF files may take a moment to load

The sky was like damp concrete, sprinkled with the cobalt shards of a gin bottle tossed away by someone who had long moved on to more temperate climates. Men and women, disheveled and rumpled, shuffled to late meetings or classes. They will apologetically mouth the words "traffic" and offer a helpless shrug to the person rambling at the front of the room. Not that the traffic was to blame, the Suburus and Pontiacs idled impatiently as construction crews gouged the streets.

January 29, 2004
  Fractured visions from VazanPDF files may take a moment to load

Even in his shirt, spotted with year-old inkblots and stains from the local Taco Bell, I could tell he was a man exposed once, for a brief moment, to the secrets of the cosmos. Scrawled across his face, the wrinkles would twist into hieroglyphics when he mumbled lessons on life.

He explained the world of fractions and algebraic formulas in the most inarticulate manner possible, though he gathered enough coherence to explain how mathematics is the language of nature.

January 29, 2004
  Eugene Stickland on playwriting, CNN and nudityPDF files may take a moment to load

My testicles begin to defrost when beloved Calgary playwright Eugene Stickland jokingly promotes this year's crop of plays going up at Alberta Theatre Projects' playRites festival to our more reluctant readers. With a new play, All Clear, opening during the festival, Stickland is pulling out all the stops. Well, except the nude card. He quickly dashes the hopes of all who seek the boobies.

January 29, 2004
  Horoscopes: Chinese stylePDF files may take a moment to load

Want to know what the stars say about your future, but still think Western
astrology is a lot of hooey? Perhaps you need to try some traditional Chinese
astrology, with a proven track record of over 5,000 years. You may be able to
remember all the animals for all 12 years in the cycle, but do you really know
what your sign tells about you? Take a look...

Rooster (1969, 1981, 1993, 2005)
What you see is what you get. You are you, and you don't try to hide it.

January 29, 2004
  Basement suites getting saferPDF files may take a moment to load

Two Calgary MLAs formed a committee to address the existence of basement suites across Alberta.

The committee, co-chaired by Calgary Currie MLA Jon Lord and Calgary East MLA Moe Amery, is proposing a new set of building codes, which basement suites do not have.

Currently, basement suites are built according to the duplex and apartment building codes. Because many suites across the province are converted in single dwellings, they do not comply with existing building codes and can be shut down.

January 29, 2004
  Anti-plagiarism service sparks fightPDF files may take a moment to load

After refusing to hand in his assignments through an online service meant to detect plagiarism, a McGill University student's story is raising questions about electronic anti-plagiarism initiatives.

January 29, 2004
  Guide to workouts stereotypesPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: "The Gauntlet guide to workouts," Jan. 22, 2004,

Shame on the Gauntlet editorial staff for their disgusting display of stereotypes. In this pathetic attempt of humor, numerous prejudices and stereotypes of the Italian male are exhibited.

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January 29, 2004
  Closer to CASA decisionPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite two discussions, the Students' Union has not determined whether to stay with their current federal lobby group or not. However, student councilors have indicated a decision may be reached at their next meeting, one in favour of continuing membership.

A question to council from former SU Vice-President External Oliver Bladek suggested a majority of members would support staying in the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, with four undecided.

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January 29, 2004
  Get ready for the SU electionPDF files may take a moment to load

The Students' Union released their official candidate list Wed., Jan. 28, in preparation for the upcoming SU General Election.

"Some serious steps have been taken," warned Chief Returning Officer Shuvaloy Majumdar, referring to the changes in security strategies for this year's election relative to previous years.

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