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August 03, 2000
  Steep profit margins no longer existPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet
Re: "McQ's becomes McSU's," May 18, 2000
Re: "Outcry over ousting of McQ's," July 20, 2000
Re: "SU store benefits students more than McQ's," July 27, 2000

I was glad to read Toby White's balanced perspective on the operation of the convenience store in MacEwan Hall. As an ex-smoker, I chew a package of Freedent gum every day. Today, when I bought my gum, I could hardly believe my ears when she asked for a mere 37 cents.

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August 03, 2000
  Abstract and cheeky letter gets publishedPDF files may take a moment to load

Editors, the Gauntlet,
Re: Everything and everyone

I feel personally offended by your newspaper. I have been slighted not only your choice of font, but also by the repeated use of graphics and advertisements. Your layout staff has maliciously targeted me as long as I can remember, and I have even gone so far in the past of speaking about this with random strangers. That my dissatisfaction has gone unnoticed reveals the void of community spirit that obviously plagues your thoughtless institution.

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August 03, 2000
  When money meets politicsPDF files may take a moment to load

The North American political arena exists as an ongoing forum for the dissection of democracy. As political wanna-bes gear up for the next election both across the border and here in Canada one thing remains eminently clear: money rules.

August 03, 2000
  Urban cows migrate into hearts and mindsPDF files may take a moment to load

Maybe the rest of you have found a way to fit them into your understanding of Calgary. Maybe they slip smoothly into your day and you don't even notice them anymore. But I'm just starting to get used to the fake cows downtown.

My favourite one has to be "Automoobile" at 4 Ave. & 3 St. S.W. A sleek black cow, legs splayed out to afford a more aerodynamic stance with its udder barely clearing the asphalt, flames shooting from its nostrils--obviously a very, very fast bovine.

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August 03, 2000
  Kinesiology Fundraising beginsPDF files may take a moment to load

A "major beginning to fundraising" occurred in the Faculty of Kinesiology on July 26. The faculty received $3.2 million of the more than $4 million granted to the University of Calgary from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

August 03, 2000
  Ka-ching! Take it to the bankPDF files may take a moment to load

This fall, students will still be able to cash their government student loans at the bank, despite the banks' withdrawal from the Canada Student Loan Program. On July 31, Human Resources Development Canada announced participating banks would continue to disburse student loans until March 2001.

August 03, 2000
  Private MRIs leading to line jumping?PDF files may take a moment to load

Friends of Medicare declared July 25 that a shortage of public magnetic resonance imaging machines is forcing many Albertans to pay for private MRIs.

"The central problem is line jumping," said FOM's Calgary Chapter Chair Judy Johnson. "When a citizen purchases a private MRI, it means they can use their diagnostic results to get treatment in the public system while the rest of the public is still waiting for testing."

August 03, 2000
  Bombermen kick off tourPDF files may take a moment to load

Two weeks ago at the Night Gallery, local punk group The Bombermen played their first show since completing their debut CD Good Times. Last Saturday, they kicked off a three week tour which takes them from British Columbia to southern California. It's been an arduous two year journey for the band, but they are now starting to hit some good times with their first CD and their most ambitious tour to date.

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