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November 13, 2008
  80-year-old PhD recipient writes another bookPDF files may take a moment to load

The idea to become the first PhD recipient in the department of communication and culture had never occurred to Verna Reid, who was enjoying her retirement party with good family and friends at age 69. For a woman who passionately devoted her career to the literature and visual arts for more than 35 years, it was only natural she'd want to pursue painting, her favourite pastime.

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November 13, 2008
  Brentwood will get a facelift, not all happy with resultPDF files may take a moment to load

City hall's plans to build a transit-oriented urban village around the Brentwood C-Train stop is causing controversy. Last month, the city's planning commission approved the Brentwood Station Area redevelopment plan which now awaits approval by council. It is a 30-year plan that would develop Brentwood, a 1960s-era suburb, into medium- and high-rise apartment buildings to decrease urban sprawl. The city is also planning construction of at least two office towers in the University Heights suburb, near the Stadium Shopping Centre.

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November 13, 2008
  Hardy Cup comes homePDF files may take a moment to load

The University of Calgary Dinos offence scored so many touchdowns Saturday, the guys who threw souvenir footballs to the fans after scores ran out. The Dinos offence broke the goal line and scored five touchdowns on their way to a 44-21 victory over the Simon Fraser University Clan in the Hardy Cup Final at McMahon Stadium last Saturday.

With the win the sixth-ranked Dinos travel to Quebec City to battle the top team in the country, the Universite de Laval Rouge et Or in the Uteck Bowl on Sunday.

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November 13, 2008
  Letter: Incorrect about correctionsPDF files may take a moment to load

Editor, the Gauntlet,

As the communications advisor for the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers, I read your opinion piece, ["Death in the penitentiary," Kathryn Aedy, Nov.13, Gauntlet] with interest. Kathryn Aedy raised many issues that plague Canada's correctional service and are a daily preoccupation for the men and women who work on the frontlines as correctional officers.

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November 13, 2008
  Cross-country team conquers Plains of AbrahamPDF files may take a moment to load

Returning to the tough 2.5 kilometre course where University of Calgary Dinos cross-country team captain Geoff Kerr set a course record two years prior, the Dinos cross-country team overcame strong winds and an uphill final 400 metres to win both the men's and women's Canada West titles at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport championship on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec.

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November 13, 2008
  Steady Eddie's environmental excursionPDF files may take a moment to load

Ed Stelmach embarked on a 10-day mission to the European Union this week, skipping a first ministers meeting in Ottawa in the process. Though the mission to the EU was dubbed an important trade mission, boosting Alberta's environmental image across the Atlantic was also a goal of the trip.

November 13, 2008
  Laptops in class: useful or irritating?PDF files may take a moment to load

For every boring lecturer, there's a bored student. And for every bored student, there are four options. Sleeping, doodling, chatting with your neighbour about just how bored you are or fooling around on your laptop. The first two are harmless and all parties remain happy. The third leaves the rest of the class scowling and growling at you, while the last invokes plenty of different reactions that range from outright anger, to amusement or even glee.

November 13, 2008
  Online Only: All I want for Christmas is a ThingamaboobPDF files may take a moment to load

The only reason I would want a Thingamaboob is so I could tell people that I have one. A Thingamaboob is an exclusive product, offered by the Canadian Cancer Society, that is not only an educational tool, but a fundraising gimmick. It's an overpriced keychain with a couple of pink beads strung together.

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November 13, 2008
  Dress for sexxxessPDF files may take a moment to load

We are all capable of having sexual fantasies and for those of you that act on them, this article is for you. At least once in your lives you have become aroused by the idea of having sex with someone else or in a place that may be socially unacceptable. The thrills we experience through imagination are completely ours with no restriction or compromise and if we get the chance to act out these fantasies, the reward may be immeasurable.

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