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July 24, 2002
  Carte Blanche 3, Various ArtistsPDF files may take a moment to load

To be honest, you've probably never heard of the Naked Music label. You probably have yet to hear artists such as Onda, Dave Warrin or Blue Mar Ten, who, among other things, share a similar, textured and relaxed electronica style sure to make any house fan's knees quiver. If this is all news to you, Naked Music's new compilation Carte Blanche 3 will serve as the perfect introduction.

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July 24, 2002
  U of C student and modelPDF files may take a moment to load

With her beauty, intelligence and charm, it's no wonder Calgary's own Kimberly Castle was chosen as this year's Miss Model of Canada.

Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, Castle came to Calgary in 1994 to study interior design. In 1996, she graduated with an Interior Design diploma from Mount Royal College. She was admitted to the Fine Arts program at the University of Calgary in 1996, which she now attends part-time.

July 18, 2002
  The Stampede strips downPDF files may take a moment to load

Ah, the Stampede. For many, it's a cultural tradition of cowboys and bucking broncos; for others, it's a time-honoured ritual of Budweiser Beer Gardens and Nashville North. And for some, it's the greatest chance of the year to show off some serious T & A. However, while the Stampede may seem like the most obvious place (other than Cowboys) to put the goods on display, those who have the goods are not the ones flaunting them.

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July 18, 2002
  Hollywood sucked into the Dark SidePDF files may take a moment to load

Generally, I'm not much of a summer hater. I love the heat and sun. The hotter the better. This past weekend saw the mercury hit the mid-thirties, which makes many Calgarians pine for cooler temperatures. While many of us will enjoy the fine weather and find things to do outside, be it biking, walking or sitting on the patio of a pub enjoying a good book, others will head for the air conditioned multiplexes where they will be exposed to the best of what Hollywood has to offer.

July 18, 2002
  On the golf course...PDF files may take a moment to load

Not since my trip to the Space Needle have I been so flustered with getting a dented ball of twine into eighteen different plastic cups. A shoulder injury and a heavily-breathing rabid thunderbird (or was it just the wind?) conspired against me, but we had fun nonetheless.

July 18, 2002
  Land of the Free?PDF files may take a moment to load

A strange thing happened this week. In something resembling a Mexican kangaroo court, "American Taliban" John Walker Lindh plea-bargained ten charges of being really, really evil down to two charges of being just evil. Apparently, convicting him on charges of illegally providing aid to the Taliban and carrying explosives "proves the criminal justice system can be an effective tool in combating terrorism."

July 18, 2002
  Speedealer, Second SightPDF files may take a moment to load

"Speedealers" is a album that is heavy in music and lyrics. The subject of the music are angry, frusterated and outlashing individuals that create music to vent the energy. The lyrics of the songs are of a distorted state of anger towards the self and towards the world that has caused the type of disallusionment. The heavy beating drums and fast pased guitar compliments the mood of the lyrics. The songs titles are as blunt as the lyrics for example, Leave me alone, All the things that you will never be, and Kill myself tonight.

July 18, 2002
  Jack Johnson, Brushfire FairytalesPDF files may take a moment to load

If your summer is all about being laid-back and you need some music to go along with that attitude, chances are you won't find an album more laid-back than "Brushfire Fairytales" by Jack Johnson. The ex-pro surfer from Hawaii has produced an excellent debut album that establishes him as both a whimsical songwriter and intricate guitarist. The songs sound like they were effortlessly done in a few takes and Johnson sounds like a great performer to catch live.

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July 18, 2002
  With a thumb pointing down underPDF files may take a moment to load

I'd like to make one thing clear straight away: I'm not going to say "it".

I'm not going to work that ubiquitous Crocodile Hunter catch phrase into the title of the piece in some kind of witty pun or exclaim it at any point in the review. I'll leave that to every other review written for Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course.

Having said that, my review proceeds.

Collision Course features a downed intelligence satellite pursued by a bungling good-cop, bad-cop, sexy-cop trio. They're not important.

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