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October 16, 2008
  Hey nerds! Fantasy hockey is a serious gamePDF files may take a moment to load

There is a simple point that is often overlooked by fantasy hockey degenerates and those who know and understand it are the ones who usually end up winning money, prestige and chicks (the third option does not happen very often).

The reality is that the fantasy market place is a virtual petri dish of inequality. Anyone can draft Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin, but the late round picks are always where the smart general manager makes his or her hay.

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October 16, 2008
  Police riding dinosPDF files may take a moment to load

The world is going to collapse under the weight of its own problems soon enough. The current federal election was nothing more than a shuffling of the deck chairs on the Hindenberg, the world economy has gone to hell thanks to American deregulatory efforts and thousands have lost their livelihoods in what could be the next Great Depression. These are but pittances considering the current situation in children's toys-- Hasbro has unleashed Kota the Dinosaur, a 40-inch life-size robotic baby triceratops.

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October 16, 2008
  Collaborative art so coolPDF files may take a moment to load

One hundred blank journals, each cover designed by a local artist, each journal numbered, catalogued, put out into the community. Welcome to the City of Calgary's 100 Journals Project.

"We invite people to contribute their stories, their drawings, writing, poetry, whatever they want and then pass them on in this collaborate art form," says City of Calgary community cultural development program specialist Jody Williams.

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October 16, 2008
  Rumours in Africa hurt vaccination campaignsPDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Alberta's Dr. Amy Kaler shared Africa's struggle with vaccination efforts on campus last week. Her guest lecture focused on reproductivity, rumours and counter-epistemic convergence in contemporary Africa.

Failure to reproduce in certain countries or among certain social groups is the most primal political threat to the continuity of community, argued Kaler.

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October 16, 2008
  Cystic fibrosis patients breathing easyPDF files may take a moment to load

Cystic fibrosis patients are receiving better antibiotic treatments for chronic lung infections thanks to University of Calgary researchers. The department of microbiology and infectious diseases team, led by graduate student Chris Sibley, is the first to investigate how an often overlooked group of bacteria-- the streptococcus milleri group-- worsens bacterial growth in the lungs of adults. Last month, the findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA.

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October 16, 2008
  Election proceeds as expected, not much changes for studentsPDF files may take a moment to load

Another federal election is over and not much has changed for Canadians. The Conservative party won another minority government with 142 seats Tuesday night. The Liberals lost 20 seats overall while the Conservatives gained 16 and the New Democrats five.

Harper's call for support pulled through after he announced that he expected a minority government, but was not sure who would be in the lead.

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October 16, 2008
  Anti-Kyoto group in the clearPDF files may take a moment to load

Elections Canada declared that ads paid for by a University of Calgary research account and ran by an anti-Kyoto group during the 2006 election campaign were not third party advertising and therefore violated no laws. The Friends of Science, a Calgary-based organization that questions the science behind the Kyoto protocol and argues that the sun is the prime driver behind global warming, was under investigation for radio ads that ran during the 2006 election campaign in Ontario.

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October 16, 2008
  Dinos clinch perfect record at homePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Regina Rams performed one of the best turkey impersonations ever witnessed as they were butchered 31-5 by the University of Calgary Dinos on Saturday.

The win marks the first time since 1995 the Dinos have won all four home games and with perfection at home confirmed, the Dinos are now fighting to secure home field advantage through the playoffs.

The Dinos are also now ranked fourth in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport top ten, the highest they've been since 1998.

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October 16, 2008
  University suffers losses due to market downfallPDF files may take a moment to load

Even the University of Calgary cannot escape the global economic recession. The last financial projection saw a $16.8 million decrease in their working capital funds which totals $405 million and funds the operating budget for the entire university.

"There is no direct connection between this year's budget and the uncertainty in the markets," explained vice-president external relations Roman Cooney in an e-mail.

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October 16, 2008
  Schooling the greensPDF files may take a moment to load

Tuesday's federal election was supposed to be a breakthrough one for the federal Green Party. Instead, they now sit in the same situation they have been the last few years: no elected MPs and a decent amount of popular support spread throughout the country.

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