2001-06-14

    
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June 14, 2001
  Shutting down the hip-hop machinePDF files may take a moment to load

From grassroots churches and politicians trying to thwart Marilyn Manson's tour efforts in recent years to public outrage at the Beatles and the Rolling Stones of the '70s, rock music has always faced a large bulk of media censorship from all sides.

However this month, the government censors have given the rock rebellion a break and set their sights on a much more dangerous foe: the hip-hop community.

June 14, 2001
  Pink Floyd the Wright wayPDF files may take a moment to load

Luther Wright is a hillbilly after The Beverly Hillbillies' Ma Clampett's own heart.

Back home in Kingston, Ont., Wright is prepping his custom-made speed-machine for the first ever Luther Wright and the Wrongs Go-Kart Invitational. Set in a farmer's field, the race will be laden with oil slicks, straw bales, local hosers and $184 in prize money. That's right, $184.

June 14, 2001
  Winning hand for clubsPDF files may take a moment to load

If the University of Calgary clubs are intended to provide students with an enhanced campus experience by providing a rich diversity of opportunity, then the new Clubs Committee chair is the right man for the job.

June 14, 2001
  The future of firefightingPDF files may take a moment to load

The fires in northern Alberta were extinguished due to the timely arrival of rain. Next time, it may be due to cutting-edge technology.

Dr. Naser El-Sheimy of the University of Calgary Geomatics Engineering Department has developed an important new tool for fighting forest fires from the air. According to the associate professor, in less than a year's time firefighters should be able to use the high-tech system to detect hidden "hot spots" and greatly increase firefighting accuracy.

June 14, 2001
  POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCEPDF files may take a moment to load

From June 11-15, a record number of eligible University of Calgary graduands attended their convocation ceremonies to receive recognition for four--sometimes more--years of sleepless nights, caffeine catatonia and full-contact academia. Nearly 70 per cent of the 3,493 students graduating from 11 faculties were present to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.

June 14, 2001
  Magical split decisionPDF files may take a moment to load

Every day in the bowels of Old MacEwan Hall, teams of monsters, some human, some grotesque, and some bearing a resemblance to Rosie O'Donnell, battle to see who will live and who shall die. For those who are resurrected, the battles never truly end.

That was the case with the University of Calgary's own Butros Butros Monroe and his team who were victorious in one of two games this Tuesday.

June 14, 2001
  Lord Stanley's summer vacationPDF files may take a moment to load

Its mid-June, and we all know what that means. No, it's not the start of another outstanding baseball season as the major league is almost at the all-star break. I'm talking about the end to another dragged out hockey season.

Now, don't get the wrong impression.

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