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Students sick of health plan
                    by Alex Dimson        early last week and that student          wondering about how that will affect             Lo and Laird claim that students     ed mixed responses.
                                          response to the petition has been         their root canals in January,' she           felt misled in previous AMS referen-        Mike Cormack, a second-year
The Alma Mater Society (AMS) may          positive.                                 added.                                       dums on the issue, explaining that       Law student, said that despite the
be forced to hold another referen-            'A lot of people didn't even know         AMS bylaws state that after the signa-   they believed students received          fact that he is opting out, he would
dum on the student health and den-        they were paying for it,' he , said,      tures are collected, the AMS will have 30    mixed messages from the AMS              not sign the petition. "I think [the
tal plan if two UBC students get their    adding that some of students that he      days to begin the referendum.                about whether the plan was manda-        heath plan] is a good thing and you
way.                                      has approached claimed to have had            Adamec said that even if the stu-        tory.                                    have the option to opt out"
    Computer science students Kathy       problems with the health plan             dents' efforts result in revoking the            Foster disagrees. `The referen-         Students can opt out of the health
Lo and Matthew Laird are circulating      claims process.                           health plan, it would not be cancelled       dum question asked was so clear as       plan provided they have both extend-
a petition around campus that asks,           Lo added that she is 'pretty confi-   this year.                                   to make the Quebec referendum            ed- health and dental coverage from
'Should the AMS immediately with-         dent' that the required signatures            AMS General Manager Bernie               question seem even more ridicu-          an alternate source.
draw from the AMS/GSS Health and          will be collected within three weeks.     Peets said that if students vote in          lous.'                                      But Tina Yang, a third-year
Dental Plan and refrain from seek-            AMS President Maryann Adamec          favour of eliminating the health                 Lo said the inspiration for the      English student, said she probably
ing another Health and Dental Plan        said that she is not sure about the       plan, the AMS' contract with Student         petition came from a successful          would sign the petition because she
without staging a referendum first?'      two students' chances.                    Care Networks (SCN), the plan's              effort at Simon Fraser University        doesn't think students are aware of
    AMS bylaws state that a petition          'It's hard to say, I've talked to     provider, would likely not be                (SFU)•                                   the cost
signed by 1000 active students has        some people who signed the petition       renewed at the end of this year.                 In 1997, SFU students voted out a       '$168 is a lot of money to pay and
to be put to a student referendum,        [but] who support the health plan.'           Pacific Director of SCN Kristen          health and dental plan only four         too many people don't know that
but the petition must also contain a      Adamec feels that these students          Foster said she is surprised at the          months after the plan was imple-         they're paying for it'
'dear and unambiguous' yes-or-no          signed the petition because they          student petition.                            mented, citing poor planning and            The health and dental plan was
question. -                               missed voting in the initial referen-             feel quite strongly that [the        the $105 annual cost of the plan.        approved by referendum held last
    Laird said that he and Lo have col-   dum. 'I've also been receiving a lot      health plan) is well supported by stu-           Meanwhile, UBC students in line      October, with 4458 students in
lected roughly 300 signatures since       of calls from students who have been      dents and pretty popular.'                   to opt out of this year's plan provid-   favour and 1911 opposed. +

Campus RCMP investigating
attempted abduction of boy
                    by Cynthia Lee he was returned.
                                            The RCMP describe the suspect
A four-year-old boy went missing as a very clean cut 5'9' Caucasian
from the UBC Aquatic Centre on male with dark skin, a medium
Monday after an attempted abduc- build, and dark brown hair in a
lion.         ,                          'buzz cut' style. He is around 35-
   The boy's father was at the years old and was wearing dark blue
Aquatic Centre registering his son jeans and a dark long-sleeved t-shirt
for swimming lessons when the boy, According to the RCMP, this is
whose name is not being disclosed the first attempted abduction to be
by the RCMP, disappeared from the reported at UBC.
Aquatic Centre at around 6:50pm.            Efford said she could not deter-
    Constable Danielle Efford of the mine whether this incident is related
UBC RCMP detachment said the boy to other recently-reported abductions
told RCMP officers that a man had in Vancouver.
approached him and led him                  Patty Hambler, residence life
towards to the Student Union manager of UBC's Acadia Park resi-
Building (SUB).                          dence and University Apartments-
    -The boy somehow got away and home to 800 families—said that
ran downstairs [in the SUB],' she said. while she has never heard of a simi-
    Leslie Grundy, UBC Aquatic lar incident on campus, she is aware
Centre Program Coordinator, who of two occasions in the past year
was on duty at the time of the abduc- where a child has wandered off and
lion, said the boy's father indicated is found elsewhere in Acadia Park.
that he had seen a man talking to his        'Our community is very safe and
son while he was registering for the we're very vigilant about reporting
lessons.                                 any kind of suspicious behaviour to
    `He looked behind him and saw the RCMP," she said.
his son talking to a male stranger,'         'But we do find that some parents                                  ,     .0- ..
said Grundy.                             develop a false sense of security and                                   e''     tt                           x
    "The father continued to do his do allow their children to play outside                      eve,             45w at                                     t mikes a; or room ju t hat much
registration and when he turned unsupervised,' Hambler added, say-                         5q16 Th ere' other pater                                       that ii ovie iii anies"are stu pi d
over his shoulder again, the child ing she continually reminds parents                  tin e face,,:..
                                                                                                    apparently,                                                                    vies` r;° tieiix^awr f
                                                                                                                CT. Pii                                                        -
was gone. And this man was gone.'        to watch their children.
    The boy was later found in the          John Carlow, a spokesperson for

                                                                                      age residents irked
SUB by a female student, who the BC wing of the Missing Children
returned him to his father.              Society of Canada, agreed that vigi-
    Grundy said that the child was lance is the most effective way of pre-
missing for 12 to 15 minutes before venting child abduction, but said that

                                                                                     by Resnet installation
                                                       parents should take
                                                       care to perform at-
                                                       home child identifica-
                                                       • "If at some point
                                                       your children went                                    by Ailin Chock      Internet access provided by IT           students 'an educational advantage.'
                                                       missing, would you                                                        Services.                                    Cari Evans, another student liv-
                                                       know what they were          Problems encountered during                      'We're not allowed to subscribe      ing in Gage, agreed with the educa-
                                                       wearing when they left       Resnet installation have left stu-           to off-campus high-speed Internet        tional advantages and said she looks
                                                       the house? Do you have       dents living in residence anxious for        service providers,' he added.            forward to the convenience that
                                                       a current picture [of        Internet access.                                 But before installation can con-     Resnet would provide.
                                                       your child]?' he asked           UBC Housing and Information              tinue, cables and wiring must be             'I think it [would] be a huge
                                                       parents to consider.         Technology (IT) Services halted              replaced, said Susan Mair, the for-      asset, and would be really conven-
                                                           The RCMP are also        plans to install. Resnet, the high-          mer manager of Resnet.                   ient as it will definitely reduce line-
                                                       reminding parents to         speed Internet network, in two of                Mair added that the highly intru-    ups at computer terminals around
                                                       educate their children       the three high-rise towers of Gage           sive nature of installing Resnet in a    campus,' said Evans.
                                                       about strangers.             residence because of difficulties            large number of individual rooms is          Cottons said that Housing is now
                                                           "We urge parents to      related to the age and condition of          another factor in the delay. These       exploring alternative options with IT
                                                       talk to their children       the buildings.                               setbacks, she said, made the instal-     Services, but added that changes to
                                                       about strangers and the          Students like Andrew Wu, a Gage          lation more 'expensive than              Resnet installation will depend on
                                                       dangers of strangers,'       resident, are concerned with the             Housing anticipated.'                    this year's budget proposal.
                                                       said Efford.                 cost of access to high-speed Internet            Darcelle Cottons, acting director        While UBC recently received a
                                                           The RCMP are ask-        without Resnet.                              of Housing and Conferences,              $3.1 million grant from Ottawa for
                                                       ing for assistance from          'I think that access to Resnet is        acknowledged how important it is         the UBC Networking Project, the
                                                       any witnesses to the         necessary and by delaying its instal-        for students to have access to high-     money cannot be used for Resnet
                                                        UBC incident and may        lation,.they're making us pay extra,'         speed Internet She said that provid-    installation. The terms of the grant
 SUSPECT: Call us if you see a generic white guy. be contacted at 224-              said Wu, who is currently paying             ing access at a cost equal to or less    specify that the funds must be used
 Average height, average weight RCMP SKETCH 1322.                                   $80 a month for the high-speed               than off-campus service would give        for research connectivity. +
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                                                                                                                              Faculty reps wavering
                                                                                                                              on new Academic Plan
                                                                                                                                            by Daniel Silverman         that the plan would put departments
                                and learn...                                                                                                                            in competition with each other for
                                                                                                                             UBC's Faculty Association is now tak-      resources.
                                         from professional arts reporters and critics                                        ing no position on UBC's Academic              The plan
                                                                                                                             Plan, despite once being its most          was approved
                                                                                                                             vocal opponent.                            by UBC's Senate
                                                                  DATE: Saturday, $ept. 30                                       Faculty Association President          last May. While
                                                                  TIME:  11 :00am                                            Norma Wieland says that while the
                                                                                                                             association is keeping an eye on the
                                                                                                                                                                        the vote found
                                                                                                                                                                        the majority of
                                                                  PLACE: SUB 241K                                            plan, it has taken no official position.   voting faculty in
                                                                                                                                 'We've asked people to monitor         opposition of
                                                                                                                             planned developments and let us            the plan, only
                                          or more information call Michelle Mossop 822.2301                                  know how they're working positive-         25 per cent of
                                                                                                                             ly, negatively—whichever,' said            the representa-
                                                                                                                             Wieland. She indicated that a 'Plan        tives submitted
                                                                                                                             Watch' update will appear in the           ballots.                KAZEM I
                                                                                                                             Faculty Association newsletter every           McBride said that the plan, which
                                                                                                                             month.                                     will be implemented over the next
                                                                                                                                 'It's a wait-and-see attitude,' she    ten years, will not cost any extra
                                                                                                                             added.                                     money this year. A combination of
                                                                                                                                 According to Vice President            federal and provincial grants, as well
                                                                                                                             Academic Barry McBride, the plan is        as a redistribution of resources with-
                                                     . If you can answer the                                                 already underway via new UBC pro-          in each faculty, will cover the plan's
                                              following question, you may                                                    grams such as integrated engineer-         expenses.
                                               win a copy of Zuckerbaby's                                                    ing, expanded co-op programs, and              Erfan Kazemi, vice-president aca-
                                                new CD "Platinum Again",
                                                                                                                             Foundations One, a first-year inter-       demic affairs for the. Alma Mater
                                                 or a mouse pad and a new
                                                                                                                             disciplinary social sciences pro-          Society (AMS), said that while the
                                           Zuckerbaby T-Shirt! Come to
                                                                                                                             gram.                                      AMS has not taken an official stance
                                    SUR Room 245 with your answer:
                                                                                                                                 The Academic Plan grew out of          on the plan, councillors are in favour
                                                                                                                             UBC's TREK 2000 initiative, which          of it
  What Canadian city do Zackerbaby, call home?                                                                               emphasises 'an integrated learning-            'We've discussed it at round
                                                                                                                             centred community.'                        tables with the VPs,' he said, 'and we
                                 feoturiel tilck 4'4 '10,0rirS,                                                                  Over the past year, faculty mem-       do support the initiatives of Trek
                             wwUu.ZUCKE R I3                                                                                 bers have criticised parts of the plan.    2000 and the Academic Plan.'
                                                                                                                             In particular, professors had                  Kazemi noted that the Academic
                                                                                                                             opposed suggestions, for a more cen-       Plan will not affect the AMS directly,
                                                                                                                             tralised decision-making process,          but said that the plan's Mandate for
                                                                                                                             and plans to reward those units of         retention and renewal of faculty is an
                                                                                                                             the university that advance the goals      important one. He added that he
                                                                                                                             of the plan.                               believes the plan is focused on stu-
                                                                                                                                 Some professors had also argued        dents and the learning experience. 0

                                                                               THE THREE SISTERS                                                                         Wednesday's AMS meeting, because
                                                                                                                                                                         councillors said that the proposal
                                                                               ANTON CHEKHOV
                                                                                                                                                                         was poorly worded.
                                                                               SEP 27-OCT 7                                                                                  The proposal claimed that per-
                                                                               TELUS STUDIO
                                                                                                                                                                         sonal data revealed for opt-out fees is

                                                                               BONJOUR LA BONJOUR                                                                        'often collected with people with
                                                                                                                                                                        unknown employment status with
                                                                               MICHEL TREMBLAY
                                                                                                                                                                         respect to UBC or AMS.'
                                                                               NOV 1-11                                                                                      But Mike Warner, the AMS' Vice-
                                                                               TEWS STUDY	              TE
                                                                                                                                                                         President Finance, said the claim
                                                                               FRANKENSTEIN                                  Council criticises                         was untrue and students need only

                                                                                                                             differential tuition
                                                                               VICTOR GIALANELLA                                                                        to supply their student number to
                                                                                                                                                                        opt , out of AMS fees and that all
                                                                               NOV 15-25                                                                                employees are known to the AMS.
                                                                               FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE
                                                                                                                             Students criticised a revised proposal          "In principle, I think it's a nice
                                                                               AS YOU LIKE IT                                to introduce differential tuition at an
                                                                                                                             Alma Mater Society (AMS) Council
                                                                                                                                                                         idea for students to be able to opt out
                                                                                                                                                                        in one place, but the problem we
                                                                               .WILLIAM SHAKESPEAR E
                                                                                                                             meeting Wednesday evening,                 have is the administration of it,' he
                                                                               JAN 11-27                                         UBC VP Students Brian Sullivan         said, explaining that staff would have
                                                                               FREDERIC WOOD THEATR E
                                                                                                                             fielded questions from councillors         to answer technical questions about
                                                                               THE CRUCIBLE                                  during a presentation about the uni-
                                                                                                                             versity's controversial plan, which
                                                                                                                                                                        the health plan coverage along with
                                                                                                                                                                        concerns about other student fees.
                                                                               Opera by ROBERT WARD
                                                                               o produced wrtli the UBC School o f    uric   would have students from different
                                                                                                                             programs pay a different amount of
                                                                                                                                                                            Warner said he oppposed the sec-
                                                                                                                                                                        tion of the motion that proposed opt-
                                                                               MAR 1-4                                       tuition based on the cost of their pro-    ing out through the Internet
                                                                               ELAN SHUN CONCERT HALL                        gram.                                          'They're going to opt out without
                                                                                Ian Centre for the Perform:rig Arts
                                                                                                                                 The AMS passed a motion in the         even knowing what the services pro-
                                                                               GREEK                                         spring that opposed differential           vide.'
                                                                               STEVEN BERKHOFF                               tuition.                                       A new version of the proposal will
                                                                                                                                 Sullivan argued that because stu-      likely be put forth at the next AMS
                                                                                   AR 1-17                                   dents from lower cost programs com-        meeting.
                                                                               TELUS STUDIO THEATRE
                                                                                                                             pensate for the cost of more expen-
                                                                               THE BEGGAR'S OPERA
                                                                               JOHN GAY
                                                                                                                             sive ones, the policy is already 'very
                                                                                                                             differentiated.' He also said the poli-    AMS to caffeinate
                                                                               MAR 21-31                                     cy is 'not an argument for increasing      non-beer drinkers
                                                                               FitInC E RIC WOOD THEATR
                                                                                                                                 But AMS President Maryann              Designated drivers will receive free
                                                                                                                             Adamec said that little had changed        bottled water today at the AMS
                                                                               SUBSCRIPTI NS                                 from the proposal that Council reject-     Welcome Back Barbeque.
                                                                                                                             ed last March.                                 In a joint initiative with
                                                                               SAVE UP 10 39%                                    The major change in the proposal       Counterattack UBC, the AMS will be
                                                                               SEVEN SHOWS Reg S10, St/Sr $42                was the removal of a provision for a       covering the costs of pop and other
                                                                                  R SHOWS Reg S10, St/Sr $24                 standard tuition rate for all first-year   non-alcoholic beverages at beer gar-
                                                                                                                             students.                                  dens and social events.
                                                                               SINGLE TIC                                        The proposal is set to be debated          'It's to promote a safer campus
                                                                               Reg 516,, St/Sr $10                           in a BoG meeting next Monday.              and community,' said AMS VP
                                                                                re'view S6                                                                              Acadecmic and University Affairs
                                                                               OPERA Reg 518 St/Sr S12                       Opt-out option                             Erfan Kazemi, adding that the AMS
                                                                                                                                                                        takes a stance promoting the respon-
                                                                                                                             An attempt to centralise the student-      sible use of alcohol.

    photo Fahnct .0
  Ihe Nay of the Work'
                             st season
                                                                                   EDERiC WOOD BOX 0
                                                                                                                             fee opt-out process has been delayed.
                                                                                                                                A Graduate Student Society repre-
                                                                                                                             sentative withdrew the motion at
                                                                                                                                                                            The AMS voted in favour of allo-
                                                                                                                                                                        cating $1500 to the project at a stu-
                                                                                                                                                                        dent council meeting Wednesday. 0
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CFI funds boosts
research on health
                                                                                                    Student questions
                      by Sonia Grewal

An attempt to prevent smoking in
childhood is among the research
projects that ,will receive an infra-
                                                           fields such as genetics, engineering,
                                                           environment, education, and
                                                               A $28 million portion of CFI fund-
                                                           ing was awarded to the Centre for
                                                                                                    scholarship processby Andrea Milek         now.                                             into post-secondary education.'
structure boost thanks to a recent                         Integrated Genomics, the joint proj-                                                    'If what the Millennium                          By having the federal government
funding boon from the Canadian                             ect developed with the BC Cancer         Bev Meslo was not pleased when, she        Scholarship is supposed to do is help            partially compensate for the cost of a
Foundation for Innovation (CFI).                           Society and associated with Nobel        opened her mail to find that she had       students to acquire and complete a               loan, Huhn said that provinces,
    Chris Lovato, an associate profes-                     laureate Michael Smith.                  been awarded a Canada Millennium           post-secondary education, the money              which pay the interest oq student
sor of health care and epidemiology,                           Michael Feller, an associate pro-    Scholarship last year.                     should go to the student and should-             loans, save money because students'
is conducting research on potential                        fessor in Forestry, may have                 Meslo, an Arts student at UBC,         n't be deducted from the barebones               loans are smaller and fewer students
young smokers and how to take pre-                         received , a much smaller amount,        received the needs-based                   loan the student has to live off of,'            default on their loans.
ventative measures in early years.                         but he used his $33,000 grant to pur-    Millennium Scholarship and was             said Meslo. 'It would make the stu-                  But Conlon said that a compari-
Her work also includes the effects of                      chase equipment for his study on the     simultaneously notified that the           dent's life easier if they had access to         son between provinces shows that
smoking on adolescents.                                    influence of forest operations on        funds had already been sent to her         those funds.'                                    soma, including BC, have a better
    Lovato, who is also associated                         streams, the only project of its kind    bank to be applied against her                 But Huhn said that students'                 record than others of reinvesting the
with the Center for Community                              in Canada.                               provincial loan from the Ontario           needs are assessed and met by the                money. BC used its portion of the
Health and Research at the                                     Feller and his team, composed of     Student Assistance Program.                loan. To have the scholarship on top             fund to expand
Vancouver General Hospital, says                           faculty and students, are looking at         The letter said 'yes you got it and    of the loan would be 'overfunding'               the provincial
she sees her research as a potential                       the effects on streams of such activi-   no you can't have it because we're         the student, he said.                            grant program.
improvement to human lives and a                           ty as cutting down of wood and           giving it to the bank,' said a frustrat-                                                        '[Ontario
decrease in the rising medical costs                       clearcutting.                                                                           "Government policy can't
                                                                                                    ed Meslo.                                                                                   and
associated with smoking.                                       CFI Coordinator for UBC Dr.              The Canada Millennium                    be based on Ideology, but                                   No
                                                                                                                                                                                                Scotia] take the
    Lovato received a $56,000 CFI                          Donald Brooks says that the goes         Scholarship Foundation (CMSF), first        actually has to be based on                     money and
grant, which she described as an                           beyond immediate improvements to         announced in the 1998 federal budg-         what's best for the citizens                    don't put it back
essential component in setting up                          research infrastructure.                 et, was hailed by the federal govern-            of the province."                          in...other
her laboratory, providing her along                            ICFI funding] not only helps the     ment as proof of its commitment to                                                          provinces do a
                                                                                                                                                                               —Ryan Parks
with her students the necessary                            people that are already here, but it     post-secondary education.                                             executive director,   good job,' he
space and equipment for research                           gives UBC the opportunity to recruit         The $2.5-billion federal endow-               Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance    said.                     MESLO
and data collection in the area of pre-                    new faculty and students, as well as     ment is managed by a non-profit                                                                 Huhn disagreed, saying that the
ventative medicine.                                        giving UBC the capacity to raise         organisation which coordinates the             Michael Conlon, national chair-              $77 million that Ontario saved was
    Currently, Lovato and her team                         [other) research funds,' explained       funding through provincial student         person for the Canadian Federation               appropriately reinvested into a vari-
are working on various projects                            Brooks, who is also a professor of       assistance programs.                       of Students, a national student lobby            ety of areas, including loan remission
reviewing the effects of tobacco use                       pathology and laboratory medicine.           Cory Huhn, a spokesperson for          group, said the payment procedure is             and a graduate student program.
and its link as a major cause to pre-                         As it stands, CFI funding provides    the CMSF, said that it is standard         just one of the problems with the                    For Ryan Parks, executive director
mature death.                                              40 percent of the expected costs of      practice for the scholarship to tie        Millennium Scholarship system.                   of the Ontario Undergraduate
    The federal government, through                        the 20 UBC projects awarded,             applied to a provincial loan, rather           'The [Canada Millennium                      Student Alliance, the concern is that
the CFI, is investing a record $68                         matched by the provincial govern-        than to provide funding in addition to     Scholarship] duplicates what [stu-               politics interfere with solutions to stu-
million in 20 UBC research proj-                           ment through the BC Knowledge            the loan.                                  dents] are already entitled to,'                 dents' problems.
ects—the largest amount granted to a                       Development Fund (BCKDF).                    Meslo, however, is concerned less      Conlon said,                                         'Government policy can't be
Canadian university.                                          The remaining 20 percent is           about the debts she will have to pay          Huhn acknowledged problems of                 based on ideology, but actually has to
    The money will go towards                              raised by UBC fundraising efforts        off later and more about being able to     duplication within the system, but               be based on what's best for the citi-
research infrastructure for UBC in                         and private donors. •                    afford schooling and living expenses       said 'the money [saved] is going back            iens of the province,' Parks said. 4
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vote on whether these ads should be stripped, or that 85 per cent of them Zoom Media to renew the contract administration to renew die con- and the result will be sent along to
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student organisations will have tration agreed to give students a able,' Di Grappa said. ''We tried to with the students.'                            tising is controversial.
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said Tom Keefer, the Concordia advertisements, the money will be               The agreement, however, does work with students to address their renew its advertising contract in
Student Union (CSU)'s vice-presi- split between the student associa not include the dozen giant Mega concerns.                                        May, after a history professor
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              yOlOhOtat.gratiley..                            SWIMMING STRATEGY: Marianne       Limpert andTom Johnson talk over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              race at an October 1999 meet at UBC. CYNTHIA LEE/UBYSSEY FILE PHOTO
                                               Saturday, September 16
                                               vs University of Victoria
                                         2:00 pm Thunderbird Stadium                                                                                                                                                                    work when we first got here," he said, but explained         been taking human growth hormone (which he has denied), Arts student, will swim on the 4x200m free relay team, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that the team had been tapering their workload and          Dutch _swimmer Inge de Bruijn has been accused of using Dustin Hersee, somewhat of a surprise qualifier on the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        were now just fine-tuning in the last few days before        drugs after setting world records earlier this year, and team, will swim the 200m back. Mark Johnston, a computer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sydney. Johnson echoed these thoughts, saying that          promises of widespread drug testing at the Sydney ganies science` student, will race the 100m and 200m free, events
                                                                                                                                                                                                               'the morale is very high.'                                  have given doping an especially high profile.                    dominated this year so far by the Australians, as well as the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            If the mood in the training camp was calm, though,           The Canadian contingent, however, seems to be focused 4x200m free relay. Tim Peterson will swim the 1500m free,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Versfeld was confident about his goals for his Olympic      exclusively on preparing for the meet at hand. Derek Schoof, the longest event of the meet.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         debut making the medal podium in the 100m back-             who is coaching the rest of the UBC team in Vancouver, says

                                                                                                     FASTER! UBC Olympian Mark Versfeld cheers on his teammates at a meet in November 1998 (above).The nine UBC                          stroke. He also sees potential in his 4x100m medley         that the reports from Sydney say that the Olympic contin-              ersfeld explains that the team in Sydney has been
                                                                                                     swimmers in Sydney will try to bring back medals to go with the Aquatic Centre's existing collection of championship relay team.                                                                gent has been training well, and is ready to race. 'It's just           well-disciplined, training, and resting and not doing
                                                                                                     banners (below). TARA WESTOVER/U BYSSEY FILE PHOTO (ABOVE), CYNTHIA LEE/UBYSSEY FILE PHOTO (BELOW)                                     Versfeld, a native of Fort McMurray, Alberta, a dou-     final preparations. [They're] just a few days away.'                    much of anything else, save a trip to the Great Barrier

                                                                                                     1  n 1956, the last time the Olympic Games were held in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ble gold-medalist at the 1998 Commonwealth Games,
                                                                                                                                                                       'When I first came to UBC, I hoped that we could com- and a leader of the CIAU-champion UBC swim team, has
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In Cairns, Johnson was equally confident about the Reef and some excursions into town. 'It's pretty tightly con-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     team's preparations. 'It's been pretty smooth so far,' he trolled,' he sail After the meet though, Versfeld plans to
            WEST 1OTH OPTOMETRY CLINIC                                                                  Australia, four UBC oarsmen won a gold medal for bine a world-class swimming program with a world-class plenty of international experience, but knows that meeting                           said, adding that the tone of the training camp has been take a month's vacation, starting in Indonesia.
                                                                                                    -- Canada in men's rowing, beating out the United States education? So says Tom Johnson, head coach of the UBC his goal is going to be tough. As Johnson said, this is 'the                      business-like efficiency.                                           'We're all focused on doing what we need to do to have a
                         PATRIC/A A. RUPNOW, B.Sc., 0.0.*
                                                                                                    by a decisive five boat lengths for the first-ever Canadian swim team, and assistant coach of the Canadian Olympic most important meet of their lives.'                                              As for what to wear, Versfeld has elected to wear either a very fast meet,' Versfeld said, 'We knew going in that this
                          STEPHANIE BROOKS, B.A., O.D.
                            MEG SEXSMITII, B.Sc., O.D.
                                                                                                    Olympic gold medal in rowing. The US team had its revenge team. Sending nine swimmers to the Olympics is proof                    All of the preparations may indeed be going well, but          full-length pant version of the FastSkin suit, or a sleeveless was going be a very fast meet.'
                                                                                                    in the eight, beating Canada by half a length, but in doing so, enough that UBC boasts an elite program. But when the UBC's Olympic swimmers still have their work cut out for                   full-body one. He says that most of the team will be wearing        The task at hand, however, has not completely overshad-
                                                                                                    three American oarsmen collapsed, two requiring medical meet starts on Saturday, the team will soon find out just how them, something neitherJohnson nor Versfeld tried to deny.                 them. 'I think the advantages definitely outweigh the disad- owed the upcoming CIAU season. Versfeld asked about the
                                   Phone: (604) 224-2322                                            attention. In these two races, UBC athletes achieved the good it is.                                                              Versfeld's personal best time in the 100m backstroke,          vantages,' he said. 'We've had the chance to try it out and I weather in Vancouver, and both he and Johnson are plan-
                         4320 West 10th Avenue Vancouver, B.C. V6R 2117                             highest success in amateur sports, an Olympic medal.                                                                           55.17 seconds, was good enough for second place at the            think we've all made our decisions.                              ning a successful return to university-level competition,
                         GENERAL EYE HEALTH AND VISION CARE                                             Forty-four years later, ULC athletes ,have returned to            ast Thursday, the day before the swim team left its 1998 world championships in                                                                         This confidence in training camp even though Versfeld anticipates some post-Olympic fatigue.
                                                                                                    Australia to take to the Olympic waters, this time , not on           training facility in Cairns, Australia, for Sydney, UBC Perth, Australia. 'I would call                                                             has clearly led to high expectations.      'I expect it might be a bit hard,' Versfeld says of gearing
        •Nagai Oplainetrk 'Corp.                            Erma: tato e wesuothoptomeu-Pbcal       Lake Ballarat, but in the glistening pool in Sydney. Seven            swimmer Mark Versfeld was quietly excited about his [the world championships] the                                                                   Or maybe high expectations have up for the CIAU season. But here in Vancouver, the rest of
                                                                                                    current and two incoming Thunderbirds have, made the prospects, and the team's, in the upcoming meet                           highest level of competition at                                                            created the focus within the training the swim team are already gearing up for the defense of the
                                                                                                    trip. And whether they can repeat the success of the 1956          'It's going great,' he said of the preparation for the any meet I've been to until now,                                                                group. In either case, the team men's and women's CIAU championships,
                                                                                                    oarsmen will be the ultimate test of a varsity program, that Games. The swimmers had reduced the volume of training, he said.                                                                                             expects to dp well. While Sports           'It's been very good,' School said of the team's first week
                                                                                                    has aimed at becoming one of the best in the world,             and were focusing on resting for their races. "We did a bit of    Since those championships,                                                              Illustrated hasn't predicted a single of practise. 'The team looks good. There's been very few
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   though, American Lenny                                                                     swimming medal for Canada, changes from last year.'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Krayzelburg lowered the world
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   record in all three backstroke,       UBC @ the Olympics                                   Versfeld says that the team wants to       One change for the better is the addition of what Schoof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              double its medal count from Atlanta, calls the two best recruits in the country, Richmond's Brian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   distances. The new mark in the                                                             which would mean six medals in all. Johns and Winnipeg's Kelly Stefanysliyn, who are both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100m is 53,60, over 1.5 seconds better than Versfeld's best.     Like Johnson, he mentioned Marianne Limpert and Jessica swimming for Canada at the Olympics as well.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In August's US Olympio trials, Krayzetburg didn't match        Deglau as top prospects.                                            Schoof says that the swimmers training at the Aquatic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   his world-record pace, but has still posted the fastest time of                                                   w       on ten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Indeed, much of the spotlight in Sydney ill be - Centre are very excited about watching their teammates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the year, a 53.67. Krayzelburg's teammate, Neil Walker, has       year national team veteran Marianne Limpert, who with 76. swim. "We're in touch with e-mail all the time. We'll be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the third-best time this year, while Australians Matt Welsh       international medals, including a, silver at the 1996 watching all their races on CBC.'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and Josh Watson have the second- and fourth-best times,           Olympics, is UBC's most accomplished swimmer. Limpert               Understandably, ,:Schoof, is also looking forward to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   respectively. In all, six swimmers this year have gone under      will be racing in the 20Orn individual medley, the 100m return of the Olympic team, which threatens to make UBC
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Versfeld's personal best. Clearly, Versfeld is on the right       free, and two relays at what will be her third and almost cer- complete4 unstoppable in CIAU competition. 'IC11 be great.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   track when he estimates that he will need to swim better          tainly last Games.                                                               ack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      They'll bring back all their Olympic experience.'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   than 54.50 to make the podium in Sydney.                      -       Deglau, by comparison, is only in her second year at           Johnson, agrees, noting that the return of nine Olympic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         The world of international swimming has been focused,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     UtC, but is already competing at her second Olympics. In swimmers can only improve the already deep team. And he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Atlanta, she managed a sixth in the 200m butterfly and a doesn't predict any , difficulty in the season ahead. None of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           recently, 'on all manner of events outside the pool.      fifth in the 4x200rn free relay; in Sydney, she will challenge ,,the Olympic swimmers will start school until January, but
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Much has been made, of the rivalry between the US-        for a medal, swimming in a total of five events. ` Johnson after that, 'it'll be business as usual.'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     swimming's traditional powerhouse—and Australia, which          warns, however`, that the finalists in the 200m fly will all be     But for now, the business is , anything but usual. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    calls swimming its national sport. The new Fastskin suits,       within one second of each other.                                Sydney International Aquatic Centre holds 17,500 specta-
    THURSDAY OCT 5 2000 8PM                                                                                                                                                                                                         supposed to reduce drag in the water, have been declared             Of the UBC athletes, Schoof picks both Deglau and tors and has been described as the best swimming pool in
    VOGUE THEATRE 9 1 a                          GRANVILLE, VANCOUVER                                                                                                                                                               legal for the Olympic meet, and there has been much spec-        Limpert as medal hopefuls, and says that Versfeld, too, the world. Versfeld eagerly described how loud the pool will :,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ulation over who will be wearing what in Sydney, and how         'could have a shot' at making the podium. Of course, any- be. His parents and girlfriend will be in Sydney to watch
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    much difference, if any, that will make.                         thing could happen. 'In swimming, it can be anyone's race him. And the Australians, in front of their home crowd, will
    TICKETS,:.$15       PLUS SERVICE CHARGES . •                                                                                                                                                                                       And, of course, there has been much talk of doping and        on any given day.                                               be trying to show up the Americans. 'It's going to be pretty
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  Saturday at 2pm Thunderbird`.                       'He started running, taking a double Canadians and people all over the           Terry's younger brother, Darrell.' and hauntingly, at a speech -in
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                                                                                                                sonal diary,
                                                                                                                                           At a Tuesday
                                                                                                                                      night book sign-
                                                                                                                                                            Canadians and                        will begin outside

                                                                                                                                                         people all over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the • UBC
                                                                                                                Scrivener's biog-     ing at the                                                 Thunderbirds
                                                                                                                raphy retells the
                                                                                                                story of a
                                                                                                                                      Chapters • on
                                                                                                                                      Granville, Terry's        world.                          Sport Complex. at
                                                                                                                Canadian leg-         mother, Betty,                                            Participants are
                                                                                                                end. The diary        echoed her son's sentiments for the encouraged to collect pledges, with
                      ate 11,441:i§:.                                                                           excerpts allow        book.                                 all proceeds going towards the Terry
                                                                                                                readers to know            His Story teaches people to set Fox Foundation for Cancer research.
   gtate-4:10f:.43/. g(e 3-1 : lastasoxt                                                                        Terry's daily         [their] goals high and never give up For more information., or to make a
                                                                                                                thoughts during       on a dream,' she said.                donation, call 1-888-836-9786 or
                       Dick                                                                                     his journey. As            On top of the book's endorse- visit the official website at
                                   i   s reach;                                                                 well, they reveal     ment by the Fox family, it should be
   fortlz,gazie.                                                                                                some of his per-      noted that the first edition was
   eran g)rward VariessaT344114:0,                                                                              sonality traits,      approved by Terry
       7.§.0: able to play for at! least                                                                        often hidden          himself.
     iffopho genie, Martino                           A CANADIAN LEGEND: Terry and his mother                   from the public           On his run and
   rently,erecovering from                            Betty Fox hold hands during a press conference eye.                             throughout his life
   iur          t :played                             at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New                      Two weeks           Terry         showed
        e .against                                    Westminster.                                             into the run,          integrity in it's
   virashtixg tea U.140..t.1                                                                                   Terry- demon-          purest form. He
g:              rovect...hw                              Twenty years ago, a young man strates his determination and stub-            refused to accept
       e the is fair th e: :                         from Port Coquitlarn named Terry borness by writing, would keep                  any endorsements
 Illtde won that s an e 4-C                   It     Fox launched a 'Marathon of Hope' going no matter what happened. If I            or sponsers that
                                                     as he attempted to run across died, I would die happy because I                  wanted something
                                                     Canada to raise a million dollars for was doing what I wanted to do. How         in exchange. Terry
                                                     cancer research.                        many people could or can say that?'      was adamant that
                                                         Although he lost his leg to - Terry's diary also reveals the                 every cent raised
                                                     osteogenic sarcoma, a rare form of hero's rarely-seen comical side:              was to go to cancer
                      Dmos in their..                cancer that develops in males aged 'Having an artificial leg has its             research and today
        game Of gigi:séa.613..                        10 to 25, Terry believed that his dis- advantages. I've broken my right         ninety cents of
      bro'adcast,tne game live`,                     ability wasn't a handicap, and he knee several times and it doesn't              every dollar does
     at 6pM                                          resolved to overcome it With 'the hurt a bit.'                                   (the rest goes to
     Centre : Chris Pat e rso                        dream of collecting one dollar from        His Story does an outstanding         advertising and
sat 99.s140trAwekxiaiyio4:4061
       ,                                             every Canadian, he set out running job of retelling Terry Fox's legend           organising). Not
the' University of Rem paria                         on a prosthetic leg to raise cancer while portraying him as a strong, yet        surprisingly
insists that he has sorted                Out        awareness.                              grounded, personality. There is no       Scrivener's book
problems 'with E h s acac emit                           Tragically, after 143 days of run- denying that Terry's accomplish-          upholds the tradi-
standing                                             ning at an average pace of 23.3 ments make him one of the greatest               tion; all the pro-
longed. • absence
„                                                    miles a day, Terry's journey was cut Canadian heroes of all time, yet            ceeds from the sales
Itltliaugh Paterson SA! h'fs still                   short. East of Thunder Bay, the can- Scrivener presents him as a normal          of His Story go to
            whether be will play this                cer he had beaten three years earli- man chasing a dream.                        the Terry Fox
                                                     er returned and spread into his            Scrivener's book skillfully cap-      Foundation which
 he stislsined 44ing tr                              lungs.                                  tures the essence of Terry Fox. It       so far has raised
 camp rs still an issue.                                 After completing an amazing accurately depicts who he was and                over 250 million
   The i Birds:: looki ng                            3,339 of the 5,300 miles that link what he stood for. The narrative dis-         dollars for cancer
 ward 	            e • agaiu             Canada's east and west coasts, he tinguishes Terry's two sides, his cel-         research.
 Calva ry                      it will l             returned home, and nine months ebrated endeavour and his guarded                     All over Canada
        r al out "8
                  ”'                                 later succumbed to cancer. personal life.                                        and across the
      What was it was
      werev                                          However, before Terry died, he             His Story is both uplifting and       world millions of
                     •. and                          realised Ms dream by raising 24 sorrowful: it is the story of a simple           people will run,
         4,•,.into • the           seem              million dollars for cancer research. man following and accomplishing a           rollerblade and
                 sand at               fins          one dollar for every Canadian.          selfless dream, the tragic tale of a     cycle this Sunday
   da v•-°4.1h 4t ganie'4311       -;-                   Terry united an entire country hero who achieved greatness and               September 17 in a RAIN OR SHINE: Terry ran an average of 23.3
 W§;r) t f>ni           the #6,14 four               behind his effort He set out to run died too soon.                               combined effort to miles a day for 143 days.

                                                                   n interesting Fox facts
                                                     • Fox used 21 pairs of shoes during the Marathon • Fifty miles of the Trans-Canada highway                 general of Canada,
                                                     of Hope; however, he only used one shoe on his between Nipigon and Thunder Bay was named                   • Terry was posthumously inducted into the
                                                     right leg.                                        the Terry Fox Courage Highway in 1981.                   Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.
                                                       Throughout his run, many drivers tried to run • In 1983, Fox was entered into the Guinness               • Terry was named Athelete of the Decade by
                                                     Fox off the road. To his relief Fox was granted a Book of World Records for being the top charity          TSN, the sports specialty channel, in December
                                                     police escort when he reached Ontario.            fundraiser, collecting $24.7 million in 143               1990. '
                                                     • Fox was the youngest man to ever receive the days.                                                       • The first Terry Fox Run raised $3.5 million.
                                                     Order of Canada, Canada's highest honour, in 'a • Fox's face was put on a stamp, a privilege nor-          • Last year, the Terry Fox Run raised $17.9 mil-
                                                     1980 ceremony held in Port Coquitlam.             mally reserved only for royalty and the governor         lion for Cancer research..
    Frida September 15 2000                                                                                                   op/ed                                                       Page Friday—the Ubyssey Magazine
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            FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2000
                VOLUME 82 ISSUE 3 .

                    Daliah Merzaban
                   NEWS EDITORS
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                         Cynthia Lee
                 CULTURE EDITOR
                    Michelle Mossop
                  SPORTS EDITOR
                       Tom Peacock
                FEATURES EDITOR
                    Nicholas Bradley
                       Tristan Winch
                   PHOTO EDITOR
                      Tara Westover


                     Graeme Worthy
                          Laura Blue

                                                                          Health plan still hurts
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                      Fernie Pereira
                        AD SALES                                         Kaiser decision                          for 'two years from the date the         on campus because of the 'contro-         troversial' views provides no justifi-
                      Jennifer Copp                                      comes under attack                       penalty was issued, regardless of        versial' view that I hold. These feel-    cation for violence against them. I
                       AD DESIGN                                                                                  whether or not [you have] graduat-       ings have been amplified by the           thought university students had
                     Shalene Takara                                      I felt sick to my stomach after I read   ed.'                                     pathetic attempts of these 'top UBC       enough self-control to resist the
                                                                         the 'GAP decision made' article              I believe in respect for all human   officials' to try and discipline Erin     impulse of violence. I guess I was
                                                                         (Sept 12, 2000). The President's         life. This includes life six inches in   Kaiser, Jon Chandler, and Lesley          wrong. I thought 'top UBC officials'
                                                                         Advisory Committee on Student            the womb. Does this mean that            Washington, the people who felt jus-      had enough sense to properly disci-
Daniel Silverman loped along the trail with Sonia Crewel and             Discipline, composed of 'top UBC         because I hold this 'controversial'      tified in destroying my display           pline those university students who
Andrea Milek at his side. They were reminiscing about the good
times they had with Ailin Choo and Andrea Winkler when they'd all        officials: has essentially opened the    view, I should put tape over my          because it was 'controversial:            resorted to violence because they
gone to Natasha Chin'i place a couple summers ago. It was a pity,        flood gates for mob rule. If you don't   mouth and not be able to express it?         What is happening to our free-        disagreed with another student's
they were saying that Maya F'apineau or Duncan McHugh hadn't             agree with your neighbour's view         I thought university was a market-       dom? Now, it's me that's being sup-      :view. AGAIN, I was wrong.
made it up that time, but thank god that Graeme Worthy wasn't aloe
to cone. He would have ruined everything and they probably               and she happens to express her           place of ideas. I thought university     pressed. Tomorrow it could be YOU)
wouldn't have met Laura Blue or Holland Gidney. Olt the fun they'd       view by holding a display, GO            was a place where differing beliefs      Suppression will not silence met                         —Athena Macapagat
had taking pictures with Dallah leferraban's camera and making
the long trek to Ales Dimeon's place Jiist outside of town or visiting
                                                                         AHEAD and DESTROY ITI The most           could come together and 'people          Imagine if Martin Luther King, Jr.                a third-year Environmental
Cynthia Lee at the candy store where she worked every summer.            you'll get is a six-month suspension,    were entitled to express their point     surrendered because he was being            Science student is a member of
Remember, Nicholas Bradley was saying that time when Tom                 where four of those months are in        of view' (quoted from Dennis             suppressed, or Da Vinci, or Newton,                 ' the AMS Lifeline Club
Peacock and Michelle Mossop stole Tristan Winclie shorts and
when Tara Westoves and Dustin Cook made pancakes for ever).
                                                                         the summer, and a 'student mis-          Pavlich, UBC's legal counsel, in the     or Gandhi. the list goes on. The fact
body? Oh what good times they were.                                      conduct' notation on your record         article). I personally don't feel safe   that others have different or 'con-

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 Keep it Comm' On                                                  by Tom Peacock
THE COME-ONS                                of fifties- and sixties-influenced         practised rock 'n' roll attitude
AND MOONEY SUZUKI                           garage rock, only stomping on the           that totally lacked conViction.
at the Brickyard                            distortion long enough and hard                But tired or not, you can't
Sept 13                                     enough to remind us that this is actu-     just stand there and point at
                                            ally the year 2000 and rock 'n' roll is    the audience and make a face
Though rock 'n' roll isn't dead, it has     not dead, just a little stunned maybe.     like an overgrown turtle.
been knocked senseless, and in                  Bryce Dunn set about destroying        What's that?
recent years it's begun to lose some        his drum kit and Jeff McCloy                   Sporting the stupidest look-
of its effectiveness. So what do you        bounced around with his bass and           ing haircuts, the foursoume
do if you're one of its outspoken pur-      the world's goofiest look ever on his      thrashed about in a vain
veyors?                                     face, which by itself was worth the        attempt to sell us on their Big
   You step up, that's what you do.         price of admission—though to be            Apple cool, but we're a hard
   And you just keep steppin' up            honest, I didn't pay to get in.            sell up here in Vancouver,
until you just can't step up no more.           The Come-Ons play with a com-          harder than anyone from the
   And that's just what local band          plete lack of pretension and a sin-        centre of Western culture
the Come-Ons did on Wednesday               cerely heightened energy level that        might even begin to
night at the Brickyard, in spite of the     harkens back to rock's glory days.         think...especially on a school
sleepy vibes emanating from a cata-             After a short break, Mooney            night
tonic crew of mid-week regulars             Suzuki took the stage and launched             And to add insult to injured STEPPIN' UP FOR MORE: The Come-Ons kept on steppin' up lit they
slouched around the dance floor. ,-         into their own brand of garage rock.       eardrums, the lead singer was couldn't step Up no more at their recent Brickyard show. TOM PEACOCK PHOTO
   The Come-Ons played a tight,             But in spite of the fact that they had     wearing sunglasses.
flawless set, only stopping long            come 'all the way from New York,'              Sunglasses. So they jumped on pointing habit, or his awful voice, or but I had to leave early.
enough to thank headline act,               Mooney Suzuki were a - major disap-        stage and started jumping around, the bad dancing, or the sameness of       Sorry Mooney Suzuki and thanks
Mooney Suzuki from New York for             pointment                                  and playing their guitars, and rock most of the songs. Or maybe it was for coming all the way out here to the
coming out                                      The four fellas emerged on stage       'n' roll suffered another blow to its those stupid haircuts, or even the edge of the civilised world. Usually,
   Come-Ons singer and guitarist            wearing tight black everything and         consciousness.                        sunglasses, or maybe I was just we really appreciate that sort of
Shane Nelken belted out their brand         assuming a very staged and well-               Maybe it was the singer's silly rocked out from The Come-Ons' set, thing. +

                                                                               by Andrea Winkler                                                                                           ,              „.
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When you visit www.hissyfitcom, you are               bits in the most delightful ways.                   Soixari,                               W..7.Whir,kappear only is . Meaningless black;
greeted by the fitting image of a sassy anime             Wing Chun writes to Jennifer Lopez, the        ..a(thitgharies                                         y
                                                                                                                                                 dots for the la man, are works that are reati.-:.!
girl, arms crossed, one eye wide open, and            movie's leading lady. Jennifer Lopez, were          0ritil5Mt. 22                          mzscent of b444er's exploration of text and the
ready to bitch.                                       you half or three-quarters through a bowl of                                               written word.
     She is witty, she is in your face, she is Tara   crack when you decided that you could get           Good  arti    fed wit                     Enlarged: from:: standard fonts, these 1804-
Ariano aka Wing Chun, creator of                      away with playing a forensic psychiatrist?'                                      A*        p0 Mt: pencil drawings play: with the ideas Of.",',
Hissyfit corn—a website that rants about every-            But although Ariano loves to throw punch-                                                        shape,::: and contrast.. Moreover,
thing from the world's obsession with Jennifer        es, Ariano says that Hissyfit isn't just about                  mow 're ares6' Os   t'urer iono40: 914ctioA of :ficwerimages; captured
Lopez to the drudgery of bra shopping. All this       pop commentary.                                                                                                        sequeb0Sg:,chaedgei
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earned Ariano the title of Queen of Social                 'It isn't pop culture in particular,' she                                                                                            y
                                                                                                                                                                    •     ,                      ...

Commentary, and she's been one of '100                explains. "There're [pieces] about laundry,                                                  azi event zrrtire real     thwactitaLeftetit                     that',

Canadians to Watch' by Maclean's magazine.            one about our crappy cable company, one                                                              urred   the past?.,>:
     Imagine a place where you can rant to your       about me not feeling very organised.'
heart's content about all the things that make             'It just happened that pop culture seemed
you cringe, laugh, or just make you sick Well         to be the thing that bothered me the most—it
Ariano is doing just that, and making money           was a bad year for movies,' Ariano laughs.
from it.                                                  For Ariano, seemingly mundane events
     In 1997; after graduating with a degree in       like laundry and cable hook-up disasters
English literature from the University of             became opportunities to display her wi tty
Toronto, Ariano was working in southern               writing style. It wasn't long until the site
California, writing copy for websites. Her web        received positive reviews, including awards                                                                  VOX

developer husband, known to Hissyfit fans as          from Yahoo! and Netscape, and until she gar-
Glark, set up and named the Hissyfit website          nered so much recognition.
'My husband just suggested that we start a                'I still don't know why Hissyfit is so popu-                                                                                            human be
site to vent all that irked me,' Ariano explains.     lar,' Ariano laughs. 'It's a mystery.'
'So that was the genesis.'                                Now that Ariano is able to make a living                                                                                             er explores these4
    Then it was time to find an alias , so she        from her pet project, she is now developing                                                                       J.MCfg.os,e book, The At:4131,
came up with the infamous 'Wing Chun.'                new web projects. Hissyfit has spurred the                                                                                 book that is based ,oAbex'
     'Wing Chun is a style of martial arts and        growth of Faraetracker—a sarcastic commen-                                                                 4. of six weil-kncon. Xetnam Wa
it's also the title character in a movie starring     tary on star-obsessed culture—and Mighty Big                                                                                              ..9140Y f4-14.1P64
Michelle Yung,' she explains. "I started calling      TV—witty one-l iners on teen-oriented shows.                                                                                                                 '915
myself that because I needed a handle and                 When asked if she has any advice for those
'Tank Girl' was already taken.' ,                „    who want to start websites of their -own, she
     With a cool alias and a place to vent, Ari       warns, 'you should never start out thinking
has been happily ranting away.                        thatyou are going to be making a profit imme-
     This week, the website features a poll on        diately.'
the slogan 'Got Milk?' and 'Reviews of                    'Start doing something that's fun enough
Movies We Haven't Seen,' where The Celt or            that you would want to do for free and the
as Ariano dubs it, The Smell is shredded to           recognition will follow.'4 hate your roommate? is cat food getting you
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1340-56th St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1820 Burrard St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1199 West Fender St
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      809 West Fender St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         - 684-7000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      762 S.W. Marine Dr.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Oakridge Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          City Square
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         208 Keefer St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5759 West Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Pacific Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       920 Davie Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2691 West Broadway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     766 Hillside Ave.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               • 8-1950 Government St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    , Eaton Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hillside Mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      WEST VANCOUVER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Park Royal North
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