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June 17, 2004
  Athletes aiming for AthensPDF files may take a moment to load

Gymnasts from all over Canada will descend on the University of Calgary this week. The Final Olympic Trial camps for Athens will take place under the leadership of Men's National Coach Edouard Iarov. The camps will last two weeks, after which six of the ten gymnasts will be selected for the men's national team. Dinos Grant Golding and Nathan Gafuik, and their coach Tony Smith, will participate in the camp.

June 17, 2004
  Got back problems?PDF files may take a moment to load

Describing lower back pain and identifying its cause can be a long and fruitless task to patients and doctors alike.

Dr. Greg Kawchuk, along with his research team of two University of Calgary undergraduate Kinesiology students--Sean Osis and Laura Glowicki--have developed a soft tissue indenter to measure and catalogue the soft tissue stiffness in patient's back. With this data they hope to eliminate some of the guesswork and quantify the diagnostic process.

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June 17, 2004
  SU saves $283,000 in RBC messupPDF files may take a moment to load

Like swashbuckling pirates of the high seas, the Students' Union is giving no quarter when it comes to money

In a cunning financial move by the SU, the Royal Bank of Canada has been compelled to honour a loophole found in the SU's $10 million redevelopment loan contract, saving the SU a minimum of $283,000 over the next five years.

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June 17, 2004
  An abortion of democracy?PDF files may take a moment to load

All six Calgary West federal election candidates faced off peacefully in front of 250 spectators at the University of Calgary on Wed., June 16. Staying true to the venue, the major discussion topic was post secondary education.

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June 17, 2004
  More trials and tribulations for CJSW's relocationPDF files may take a moment to load

Despite the current cramped and poorly ventilated CJSW office space being one of the driving issues during the 1995 Students' Union referendum decision to expand MacEwan Student Center, it appears CJSW will have to continue waiting for their new space.

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June 17, 2004
  Learn from your peers?PDF files may take a moment to load

"You are traveling, and this course is a way station on your journey--your journey through life. It is a place where you and others like you can reflect on where you have come from and where you are going."

June 17, 2004
  Education on the party radarPDF files may take a moment to load


Conservatives

The Conservatives have very definite goals about enhancing post-secondary education. In their platform, they "demand better services in our communities, post-secondary education in the reach of every young Canadian, a cleaner environment, and support for the family."

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June 17, 2004
  Happy Father's DayPDF files may take a moment to load

This year's Stanley Cup run could be described as nothing short of a hockey phenomenon, with the Flames, led by the remarkable Jarome Iginla, beating all odds and proving the world wrong.

Now, with the playoffs over and the city filled with cliched "you're still our heroes" congratulatory remarks, even the hardest working and most determined of the Flames are relieved to receive a break from their beloved sport.

June 17, 2004
  Prepare to get yer vote onPDF files may take a moment to load

'"The Liberal government seem to have done a fine job of mismanaging things," said outgoing Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Local 52 Chair Dan Tilleman. "There seems to be a certain lack of ethics." Tilleman pointed at Prime Minister Paul Martin's former business interests in Canada Steamship Lines. Martin and CSL have been widely criticized for utilizing offshore tax havens.

"I'm not sure how that can be construed as in the best interests of Canada," said Tilleman.

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