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                                                          VOLUME 62
 January 10, 2008                The Uniter                    contact: uniter @ uniter.ca

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          Business ManaGer
          James d. Patterson         » managing@uniter.ca                Pluralizing post-secondary education                    rates.                                                    post-secondary education.
          Production ManaGer
          Melody Morrissette       » designer@uniter.ca                                                                                “Male participation rates, I think, are                   Peter Mason, 34, came to Red River Col-
                                                                                       Ksenia PrinTs                             a function of the economy,” he said. “Raising             lege in Winnipeg due to the lack of training op-
          Photo editor                                                                 news ProdUcTion ediTor                    them would be difficult in the current economic           portunities on his reserve at St. Theresa Point,
          colin Vandenberg       » photo@uniter.ca                                                                               context, just because there are so many jobs out          located 400 km northeast of Winnipeg.
                                                                         and nicK Taylor-Vaisey                                  there that males seem to be attracted to that                   “There are not so many options in the field
          coPy & style editor                                            cUP oTTawa BUreaU chief                                 don’t involve post-secondary education.”                  you want to study in; that’s why people like me
          Jacquie nicholson      » style@uniter.ca                                                                                     The StatsCan report comes to a conclusion           come to colleges and universities [in the city]-
                                                                                                                                 that many universities long ago realized: there is        --to further my education in a different field

          neWs assiGnMent editor                                                  recent study of future post-secondary          a need to attract students from all across Can-           where no one has ever achieved yet (sic),” said
          stacy cardigan smith         » news@uniter.ca                           enrolment predicts an acute shortage of        ada, the world, and all socio-economic levels.            Mason.
                                                                                  students for Canada’s colleges and uni-              “I know a lot of universities [are] worrying              Mason has since enrolled in the aboriginal
          neWs Production editor
          Ksenia Prints newsprod@uniter.ca                               versities unless more non-traditional applicants        about what happens after the baby [boom] echo             self-governance program at the University of
                                                                         are drawn in.                                           moves through the system. One of the things al-           Winnipeg, a degree meant to, according to the
          coMMents editor                                                      “We wanted to put forward a series of             most all of them are focusing on right now is the         program’s website, advance “original and cre-
          Ben Wood comments@uniter.ca                                    what-if scenarios,” said Patrice de Broucker, one       international marketplace,” said David Robin-             ative solutions” to aboriginal issues.
                                                                         of the authors of a Statistics Canada report en-        son, associate executive director of the Canadian               Mason hopes to use his post-secondary ed-
          arts & culture editor                                          titled Postsecondary Enrolment Trends to 2031:          Association of University Teachers.                       ucation to improve life back in his community.
          Whitney light arts@uniter.ca                                   Three Scenarios, co-written by Darcy Hango                    Robinson believes these institutes should                 “Education is important for me so I can be
                                                                         and with the help of the Canadian Council for           first be looking inside the country. “We know             a role model in the community once I’m done,
          listinGs coordinator                                           Learning.                                               there’s a huge cohort here in Canada, even if you         and inspire other upcoming students… to do
          Kristine askholm listings@uniter.ca
                                                                               “We can’t believe that demographics it-           take away the population issue, who graduate              better,” he said.
                                                                         self (sic) is setting the trends; it’s more than        from high school and don’t go on to post-sec-                   Many universities, colleges, governments,
          sPorts editor
          Kalen Qually      » sports@uniter.ca                           demographics … But it is a factor to take into          ondary education. We need to find out why and             and other organizations recognize the difficulty
                                                                         account.”                                               need to target some of those underrepresented             of enrolling under-represented students.
          Beat rePorter                                                        Three enrolment scenarios were studied            groups and get them into the system.”                           Most institutions participate in career fairs
          Jenette Martens       » jenette@uniter.ca                      in the report. The first projection, based purely             Robinson pointed to the under-represen-             in rural areas and abroad, and many offer rural
                                                                         on demographics, assumes students will con-             tation of aboriginal students as a problem that           extensions and programs.
          Beat rePorter                                                  tinue enrolling in institutions at current rates.       needs the attention of policy makers.                           Needs-based bursaries and scholarships
          cameron Maclean         » cameron@uniter.ca                    It concludes that enrolment will reach its peak               “We have a terribly low participation rate          pave the road for many, and initiatives like the
                                                                         in 2012-2013, after which a drastic decline will        amongst Canada’s aboriginal population, and               University of Winnipeg’s Task Force on Access
          Beat rePorter                                                  occur and prevail over the following 13 years.          yet that’s one of the fastest-growing components          aim to improve the availability of post-secondary
          dan huyghebaert        » dan@uniter.ca                               The second scenario takes into account            of our population; particularly young, urban ab-          education to people from all levels of income.
                                                                         longer term trends in post-secondary enrolment          originals who arguably are in dire need of more                 At the federal level, the Post-Secondary
          Beat rePorter
          James Janzen      » james@uniter.ca                            over the period 1990-2006. This projection saw          education.”                                               Student Support Program (PSSSP) and the Uni-
                                                                         a rise in students aged 17-29 until 2017, com-                Schwartz, on the other hand, doesn’t be-            versity College Entrance Preparation Program
                                                                         pensating for a drop in other age groups. But           lieve that post-secondary participation can be            (UCEP) encourage aboriginal youth to attend
                                                                         this group too will run out of youth in 2031,           substantially increased.                                  university or college by targeting funds at re-
  t h i s w e e k ’ s c o n t r i bu to r s                              leading to a steep decline.                                   “I think most people who want to go are             serves, the distribution of which falls to band
                                                                               The final and third scenario hypothesizes         currently going,” he said. “Aboriginal students           councils.
        Joe Kornelsen, Brooke Dmytriw, David EisBrenner,
       Stephanie Christie, Jennifer Hanson, Matt Preprost,               that men, a currently underrepresented group in         are an exception, I think.”                                     However, at least one observer claims these
        Tom Llewellin , Sasha Amaya, Conrad Sweatman,                    universities, will begin enrolling at the same rate           “It’s not just a matter of offering more            initiatives are not enough.
             Sam MacLean, Aaron Epp, Kat Gallagher,                      as women. This prognosis is the rosiest, as it pre-     money or, in my opinion, more information.                      “The biggest problem [for aboriginal youth]
        Matt Prepost, Cory Falvo, Mike Collins, Kelly Ross,              dicts steadily rising numbers in many provinces         Those who want to go are going, those who                 is lack of funding that’s holding them back,” said
    Denis Vrignon-Tessier, Marko Bilandzija, Graham Podolecki
                                                                         and age groups well into the future.                    don’t want to go aren’t going, and we can’t do            Don Sandberg, aboriginal policy fellow for the
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                                                                                                                                                              Democratic race. Perhaps this is because nobody really believes the Re-
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                                                                                                                                                              more interesting.
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                                                                            Oval Office in American history, is on his way out the door after serving
                                                                                                                                                              from Illinois who has been the talk of coffee shops and dinner tables
                                                                            (or disserving) the maximum two terms. Indeed, the large majority of his
                                                                                                                                                              nationwide, and is the first African-American with a shot at presidency.
                                                                            own Republican party is ready for a breath of fresh air after eight years
                                                                                                                                                              Not far behind, however, sits nice guy John Edwards, touting messages
                    Postsecret                                              of fun in the desert sun that has left America with nothing but massive
                                                                                                                                                              of poverty alleviation, CO2 reductions and universal healthcare.
                      now showing                                           deficits and a global reputation of warmongering.
                                                                                                                                                                    With a drastically altered political landscape and candidates who,
                                                                                  The election itself is also one of the most open in decades, with no
               at the Winnipeg Art Gallery                                                                                                                    by and large, actually harbor public speaking skills above and beyond the
                                                                            sitting presidents or vice-presidents in the running. A large majority of
                                                                                                                                                              stammering blunders that have become the norm south of the border,
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Keeping young people in Manitoba
Joe Kornelsen
                                                                            NumbEr of youth iN thE proviNcE haS                                                                     international
                                                                                                                                                                                    news Briefs
VolUnTeer sTaff
                                                                             goNE up, but for hoW

F                                                                              loNg?
        or this holiday season, the province got a                                                                                                                                  Compiled by Brooke Dmytriw
        much-anticipated gift: another year of net
        gain in young people.                                                                                                                                                       Speeding grandpaS
      Drawn by a strong economy and a low                                                                                                                                                  TORONTO, Ontario: New speeding
cost of living, 15 to 24-year-olds from across the                                                                                                                                  legislation designed to crack down on street
world have been making Manitoba their home                                                                                                                                          racing caught an 85-year-old man driving at 161
for the last nine years.                                                                                                                                                            km/hr.
      Ben Fulte and Keith Duma, both Univer-                                                                                                                                               The law, enacted to deter young people
sity of Winnipeg students, said they like Mani-                                                                                                                                     from competing in street races and stunts, is
                                                                                                                                                                                    applied to drivers traveling more than 50 km/hr
toba because it is cheaper than other nearby
                                                                                                                                                                                    over the speed limit. Though he was not engaged
                                                                                                                                                                                    in street racing, it still applies to the 85-year-old,
      “It’s also a good location: right in the mid-                                                                                                                                 who was caught speeding along a major highway
dle,” said Duma.                                                                                                                                                                    north of the city, according to Reuters. The senior
      “A hub, if you will,” added Fulte.                                                                                                                                            told the officer he was on the way to the bank and

      According to Statistics Canada, Manitoba                                                                                                                                      to do some shopping.
recorded a net inflow of 802 young people in                                                                                                                                               Under the legislation, the man could face a
2007, a positive one for the ninth consecutive                                                                                                                                      minimum $2,000 fine. His license was suspended
year. From 1999 to 2007, 4,080 people between                                                                                                                                       and his car impounded. The officer drove him to
the ages of 15 and 24 came to Manitoba—a no-
                                                                 When looking for jobs, “the type of                                                                                the bank.
table change from the previous nine years, when                  analysis [youth] do is quite a bit more                                                                                   Prior to last week, two 75-year-old men
                                                                                                                                                                                    had been the oldest individuals arrested under
the province lost almost 3,500 young people.
                                                                 extensive. Money isn’t as important,”

                                                                                                                                                                    Joe Kornelsen
                                                                                                                                                                                    the law.
      With baby boomers retiring and the birth
rate steadily declining, attracting young people                 —Graham Starmer, president of the                                                                                  Saving the world, one
                                                                                                                                                                                    computer at a time?
from out-of-province into Manitoba’s workforce
is becoming increasingly necessary.
                                                                 Manitoba Chamber of Commerce.                                                                                             SAN JOSE, California: Leading computer
                                                                                                                                                                                    chip manufacturer Intel Corp. pulled out of the
      “One of the things we are doing is the re-                                                                                                                                    humanitarian project One Laptop Per Child.
bate on tuition, which is for graduate[s] from              For 21-year-old Cody Friesen, Manitoba’s lucrative job options were a reason for staying.                                      Stating organizational differences, Intel’s
anywhere around the world—that’s drawing                                                                                                                                            withdrawal from the venture could halt OLPC’s
people,” said Colin Lemoine, spokesperson for                     Cody Friesen is a foreman for a local con-       immigrants by 2016.                                              progress in 2008.
Jim Rondeau, minister of competitiveness, train-                                                                         Statistics Canada marked the net total pop-                       OLPC was established in 2005 based on
                                                            struction company. The 21-old considered mov-
ing and trade.                                                                                                                                                                      the idea of providing low-cost laptop computers
                                                            ing out to Alberta until he found a good job in        ulation growth of Manitoba from October 2006
      The Manitoba Chamber of Commerce                                                                                                                                              to children in developing countries.
                                                            the province. He reports seeing people coming          to October 2007 at 11,471 people, with 2,587
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Associated Press reported Intel has
is also trying out strategies to convince young             back from the west.                                    coming from other provinces. This year, Mani-                    been developing its own inexpensive portable
entrepreneurs to operate here. A special rate de-                 “Both the guys on my crew worked in Al-          toba gained 176 people from Alberta.                             computer, called the Classmate; Intel also plans
signed to encourage young people to join the                berta but they came back to work construction.               “The bloom is off the Alberta rose,” said                  to market the Classmate in the same markets
chamber was introduced earlier this year.                   I think [young people] go out there to make            Falk. “You make a good buck in the oil sands but                 OLPC was planning to launch.
      The president and CEO of the Manitoba                 money and they find that they are spending as          now the cost of living one can call ridiculous.”                        OLPC intended to create a $100 laptop.
Chamber of Commerce Graham Starmer said                     much money as they make.”                                    According to Falk, in the past immigrants                  However, the current “XO” version cost $188
that when young people are looking for jobs “the                  Young people are not the only ones coming        first moved to Manitoba and then left to other                   Forgot the wrong
type of analysis they do is quite a bit more exten-         to Manitoba. According to Wilf Falk, the chief         prairie provinces. Now, the in-migration rate                    memory Stick
sive, because they have access to more informa-             statistician for the province, the Manitoba set a      rose while the outflow rate significantly dropped,                       STOCKHOLM, Sweden: The Swedish
tion than they used to.”                                    goal in 2000 to take in 10,000 immigrants. Hav-        keeping more newcomers here.                                     Department of Defence is investigating a breach of
      “Money isn’t as important,” he added.                                                                                                                                         security after a memory stick containing sensitive
                                                            ing reached that goal, they now aim for 20,000
                                                                                                                                                                                    information was left at a public computer.
                                                                                                                                                                                            According to BBC News several classified

assassination endangers Pakistan’s chances for democracy                                                                                                                            documents were on the device, including data
                                                                                                                                                                                    on security threats in Afghanistan and other
                                                                                                                                                                                    countries, including the U.S.
                                             records herself, but that “her heart                                                                                                           The stick was returned to the military by the
             James Janzen
                                                                                                                                                                   JAMes JAnzen

                                             was in the right place.” Axworthy                                                                                                      Aftonbladet newspaper, which received it from a
             BeaT rePorTer                   has ties to Pakistan as a former Ca-                                                                                                   member of the public.
                                             nadian foreign affairs minister and                                                                                                            The department believes someone on staff

                                             had met Bhutto on a few occasions.                                                                                                     left the stick. One employee had acknowledged a
        ast month’s assassination                                                                                                                                                   missing memory stick to superiors.
                                             He was the leader of a 1999 Com-
        of Pakistani political leader
                                             monwealth task force to Pakistan.                                                                                                      china to embrace
        Benazir Bhutto not only                                                                                                                                                     lethal injection
shattered regional hope for modera-                                                                                                                                                        BEIJING, China: The country is looking into
                                                   Axworthy believes the situ-
tion and democracy but also sent                                                                                                                                                    expanding its use of lethal injections for capital
                                             ation presents opportunity for
shockwaves around the world.                                                                                                                                                        punishment instead of gunfire for executions.
                                             positive change that will only be
      “She was one of the true lead-                                                                                                                                                       China, which has the highest execution
                                             possible with the help of the inter-                                                                                                   rate in the world, is considering instituting lethal
ers of Pakistan,” said University of
                                             national community. But presently                                                                                                      injection because it is perceived to be more
Winnipeg student Ali Raza.
                                             the situation in Pakistan is one of                                                                                                    humane. According to the Associated Press, the
      Raza, 23, moved to Canada
                                             the most dangerous in the world                                                                                                        government does not release official figures,
from Pakistan two years ago and his
                                             with no sign of a positive shift in                                                                                                    but Amnesty International estimates Chinese
family remains in the country.
                                             the foreseeable future, he said.                                                                                                       executions tallied 1,770 in 2005, equivalent to 80
      “This was a great loss . . . it cre-                                                                                                                                          per cent of the world’s total.
                                                   “Here’s a chance now, with the
ates a vacuum. You can’t just create
                                             tragic death of Benazir Bhutto, while                                                                                                  hiStoric race potentially
another leader like that.”                                                                                                                                                          cancelled due to
                                             things are still in a highly fluid state,
      Bhutto was killed Dec. 27                                                                                                                                                     terroriSt threatS
                                             to come back with a much stronger
while leaving a campaign rally                                                                                                                                                             LISBON, Portugal: The French government
                                             effort of international involvement
when a gunman opened fire on her                                                                                                                                                    announced cancellation of the 2008 Dakar Rally
                                             supporting democratic initiatives,
vehicle. The shooting was shortly                                                                                                                                                   due to security concerns in Mauritania.
                                             such as putting real conditions on                                                                                                            The organizers decided to annul the
followed by a suicide bomb blast,
                                             things like foreign aid.”                                                                                                              competition after four French tourists were killed
leaving another 20 people dead.                                                          Ali raza, a Pakistani UW student, says Benazir Bhutto’s visionary
                                                   Instead, he said, America is                                                                                                     by an alleged sleeper cell affiliated with Al-
      The attack was followed by                                                         leadership will be hard to replace.
                                             planning on using the situation to                                                                                                     Qaeda.
days of rioting and caused serious
                                             launch a military operation in Paki-        had been in self-imposed exile since   new face of her 19-year-old son, Bi-                       The rally, scheduled to start Jan. 5 in
disruption in a country already
                                             stan’s northern border region with          1998. Upon returning to the coun-      lawal Bhutto Zardari.                               Lisbon, has never been cancelled in its 30-year
plagued with a geopolitical situation                                                                                                                                               history.
                                             Afghanistan.                                try in October 2007 to prepare for          However, Raza said, Bhutto
that is nothing short of volatile.                                                                                                                                                         The Dakar Rally is the world’s largest
                                                   “There are some people who            the scheduled January elections, she   had a vision and a persona that will
      “This was a great blow to the                                                                                                                                                 off-road race, coursing through the Sahara and
                                             just don’t get it, and the problem          was met with a series of car bombs     be difficult to recreate.
entire situation,” Raza said, adding                                                                                                                                                ending Jan. 20 in Dakar, Senegal. Stages of the
                                             is that countries like Canada aren’t        that left nearly 140 of her support-        “She created an example to fol-
the country has been plunged into a                                                                                                                                                 race had been cancelled in the past but eight of 15
                                             speaking out,” Axworthy said.               ers dead.                              low but it will take time,” he said.
state of doubt and insecurity.                                                                                                                                                      legs of the rally were set in Mauritania.
                                                   This was not the first time                 The Jan. 8 election date has          “People wanted some sort of
      University of Winnipeg Presi-                                                                                                                                                        Direct threats were also made against the
                                             Bhutto had been subject to vio-             been moved to Feb. 18 and Bhutto’s     progress. In that way, she was the                  race itself by terrorist organizations.
dent Lloyd Axworthy said that
                                             lence. The former Prime Minister            Pakistan People’s Party now has the    hope.”
Bhutto did not have the cleanest of
January 10, 2008          The Uniter                contact: uniter @ uniter.ca                                                                                                News editor: ksenia Prints
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  news Briefs
                                                              terrorizing the world wide web
                                                              WEbSitE mapS
                                                                                                   n the ultimate fix for concerned citizens and           Using several computers set up in the base-
  Compiled by Stacy Cardigan Smith,                                                                news aficionados, a single website allows         ment of his Missouri home, Clements searches
  Graham Podolecki, Jenette Martens,
  and David EisBrenner                                        tErroriSt                            users to instantaneously observe all terrorist
                                                                                              activity occurring across the globe.
                                                                                                                                                     the Internet for and compiles any news articles
                                                                                                                                                     containing certain key words or phrases, such as

                                                              activitiES                            Part Internet news digest, part global im-
                                                                                              aging system, www.GlobalIncidentMap.com
                                                                                                                                                     “bomb” or “terrorists.” The article is then linked
                                                                                                                                                     to an icon on the map in the location where the
  literacy teSt haS un-
  Settling reSultS
         First Nations people who live off-reserve
                                                              for citizEN                     displays terrorist and “other suspicious activity”
                                                                                              reported in the media all over the world. Using
                                                                                                                                                     incident occurred.
                                                                                                                                                           Clements pulls articles from news sources
  and Métis adults who live in urban prairie areas
  scored much worse than non-aboriginals in recent
                                                              coNSumptioN                     technology similar to that of Google Earth, the
                                                                                              website displays a map of the world with bright
                                                                                                                                                     all over the world, including state-controlled
                                                                                                                                                     media and blogs. Although he tries to include as
  literacy proficiency tests, according to a Statistics                                       flashing icons representing various types of in-       many perspectives as possible, he does not check
  Canada study.
                                                                                              cidents, such as suicide bombings, plane hijack-       the articles for accuracy or bias.
         The study, released Dec. 7, was based on
                                                                                              ings, and suspicious packages.                               Shannon Sampert, a former journalist and
  the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills
  Survey, which assesses the literacy skills of                                                     “It gave us a way to give a visual representa-   politics professor at the University of Winnipeg,
                                                                            cameron maclean   tion of what was going on” said American creator       says that websites have a responsibility to provide
  Canadians ages 16 and older.
         The study found 72 per cent of First Nations
                                                                            BeaT rePorTer     Morgan Clements.                                       their users with accurate information.
  people in urban Manitoba and 70 per cent in urban                                                                                                              “As good media consumers, we need to
  Saskatchewan scored below what is considered to                                                                                                         be cognizant of the sources we access and, as
  be “the minimum for an individual to successfully                                                                                                       is also the case with the mainstream media,
  cope in a complex knowledge-based society.”
                                                                                                                                                          question potential biases.”
         Fifty-four per cent of Métis in urban
  Manitoba and 56 per cent in urban Saskatchewan                                                                                                                 The publisher of two previous web-
  scored below that same level.                                                                                                                           sites (www.TerroristWarning.com and www.
         For non-aboriginal people, these numbers                                                                                                         TransitSecurityReport.com), Clements cre-
  sat at 44 per cent in urban Manitoba and 37 per                                                                                                         ated the incident map primarily to “assist
  cent in urban Saskatchewan.                                                                                                                             law enforcement and military and govern-
         Lower levels of formal education among                                                                                                           ment people who are protecting the USA.”
  First Nations people and a different mother tongue
                                                                                                                                                                 Although it was created primarily for
  than the one tested were suggested as possible
                                                                                                                                                          the use of military and law enforcement of-
  reasons for the differences.
                                                                                                                                                          ficials, Global Incident Map receives no gov-
  new Fertilizer regulationS help
  protect manitoba waterwayS                                                                                                                              ernment funding.
          The provincial government introduced a plan                                                                                                            Since it was first established over a
  to limit the phosphorous content of lawn fertilizers                                                                                                    year ago the website and its creator received
  in residential areas and golf courses on Dec. 20.                                                                                                       much attention. Clements was invited to
  The limit will reduce the flow of excess nutrients                                                                                                      the Pentagon and developed several custom
  into Manitoba’s lakes and rivers, and stop the blue                                                                                                     versions of the incident map for military
  algae growths in Lake Winnipeg.
                                                                                                                                                          purposes. He also met with members of the
          By January 2009 the province will restrict
  lawn fertilizers containing more than one per cent                                                                                                      U.S. congress.
  phosphorous. Currently, lawn fertilizers can have                                                                                                              In February, the website will be on dis-
  phosphorous levels as high as 20 per cent.                                                                                                              play as part of an exhibit at the Museum of
          This legislation makes Manitoba the first                                                                                                       Modern Art in New York City.
  province in Canada to limit phosphorous-laden                                                                                                                  Clements has also drawn criticism,
  fertilizers in residential areas.                                                                                                                       being accused of fear mongering and of hav-
  SignS honor alco-                                                                                                                                       ing a right-wing political agenda. He denies
  hol related deathS
         The province of Manitoba and Mothers
                                                                                                                                                                 “Look, I’m not making this up, I’m not
  Against Drunk Driving Canada intend to create
  a new memorial sign program marking the                                                                                                                 writing these articles,” he said.
  locations where impaired drivers have caused fatal                                                                                                             “It’s not my fault that the world is a scary
  accidents.                                                                                                                                              place, and I’m not trying to scare people…I
         The signs will include the name of the victim                                                                                                    believe the website…is a tool of awareness,
  and a picture of a red MADD ribbon. They will                                                                            IllUsTrATIon BY CorY FAlVo     and it’s a tool to fight complacency.”
  only be installed after receiving permission from
  the victim’s family and after a conviction has taken
         These signs are visible in other provinces
  such as Ontario, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward
         Margaret Miller, the national president
  of MADD Canada says that MADD commends
  Manitoba for agreeing to place these signs. The
  signs are not only a memorial but they “also serve
  as a message to motorists to drive safe and sober,”
  she said.
         Since 2003 MADD has recognized Manitoba
  as having the best impaired driving laws in
  umSu optS out oF democracy
         The University of Manitoba Students’ Union
  passed two motions that significantly change the
  student elections process on their campus.
         The decisions were made on the Nov. 29 council
  meeting, in which UMSU had difficulty attaining a
  sufficient number of participants for quorum.
         The first decision was to remove the
  requirement that polling stations “be placed in
  all faculties, [residences], and colleges” during a
  student election, according to UMSU policy 2017.
         According to the Manitoban, UMSU president
  Gary Sran stated the current policy conflicted with
  UMSU bylaws and should be changed.
         The second motion approved by UMSU now
  grants it the power to appoint students to council
  positions that are not filled in their annual general
         According to theManitoban, some council
  members raised concerns that electing students
  to those seats was crucial for the democratic
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Campus News                                                                                                                                                                             campus
                                                                                                                                                                                        news Briefs
u of W takes over army surplus building                        what it will house in the single storey, 26,000               Balan said that bookstore plans look prom-
                                                                                                                                                                                        Compiled by Jenette Martens, Stacy Cardigan
                                                                                                                                                                                        Smith and David EisBrenner

                                                                                                                                                                                            univerSity to buy mine
                                                               sq. ft. building, there is good possibility at least    ising at the moment and the full study should be                     SniFFing dog
                    sTacy cardigan smiTh                       some classes will be moved to the off-campus            completed by the end of the month.                                           The University of Winnipeg is currently
                    news assignmenT ediTor                     location.                                                     The new location may also be used to house                     raising money to purchase a landmine
                                                                     “We’re pretty sure there will be classes in       staff and classes temporarily displaced from                         sniffing dog through the Canadian Landmines
                                                                                                                                                                                            Foundation and the Canadian International

                                                               there, we’re just not sure which ones,” said Bill       Wesley Hall as renovations on the century-old
       ome University of Winnipeg students                                                                                                                                                  Demining Corporation.
                                                               Balan, acting vice-president of finance and ad-         building continue. The university is doing its
       might soon find themselves trekking a bit                                                                                                                                                    The mine-sniffing dog, Wesley, will
                                                               ministration with the U of W.                           best, however, to ensure classes in the Collegiate
       further to class: all the way to Memorial                                                                                                                                            most likely work in Bosnia to assist in ridding
                                                                     The U of W is also working on a business          are not disturbed even while the building gets a                     the country of landmines. The decision to
Boulevard and Portage Avenue.
                                                               plan concerning the feasibility and viability of        new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning                       purchase Wesley is a result of the University
      Last month the university signed a 10-year
                                                               putting an extended bookstore in the spot, and          system.                                                              of Winnipeg’s Global College’s “No Landmines
lease on the former United Army Surplus Sales
                                                               perhaps adding a café component. The upcoming                 The university has possession of the build-                    Action Week” that occurred during the last week
building located at the busy downtown corner.
                                                               closure of McNally Robinson Booksellers in Por-         ing now, but Winnipeggers likely won’t see any                       of November.
Although the university is still deciding exactly                                                                                                                                                   Naniece Ibrahim, communications and
                                                               tage Place makes this idea even more inviting.          changes to the building until April or May.
                                                                                                                                                                                            marketing officer at the University of Winnipeg
                                                                                                                                                                                            and one of the initiators of the project said the
 ColIn VAndenBerg

                                                                                                                                                                                            purchase of Wesley is “another way of keeping
                                                                                                                                                                                            the topic of landmines on the minds of students
                                                                                                                                                                                            . . .[and a way to] contribute towards something
                                                                                                                                                                                            that would actually help mine-infested areas.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wesley is able to find landmines without
                                                                                                                                                                                            coming into contact with them. Mine sniffing
                                                                                                                                                                                            dogs are the most productive, safe and efficient
                                                                                                                                                                                            way to find landmines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The university still needs to raise
                                                                                                                                                                                            over $15,000 to purchase Wesley. Anyone
                                                                                                                                                                                            interested in contributing can visit http://www.
                                                                                                                                                                                            uwinnipeg.ca/index/newsflash-071214            for
                                                                                                                                                                                            more information.

                                                                                                                                                                                            learn Sign language on campuS
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Ever wanted to learn sign language?
                                                                                                                                                                                            You’re in luck, as this is just one of the many
                                                                                                                                                                                            activities planned during Disability Awareness
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Presented by the University of Winnipeg’s
                                                                                                                                                                                            Disability Services, other events include an art
                                                                                                                                                                                            show, a movie screening, a meet and greet and a
                                                                                                                                                                                            discussion panel. All events take place between
                                                                                                                                                                                            Jan. 14 and 18.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Times and locations vary. For more
                                                                                                                                                                                            information, stop by the UWSA offices in the
The University is considering establishing an extended bookstore and cafe in the newly leased building.
                                                                                                                                                                                            Bulman Centre.

u of W student awarded province’s greenest scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                            uwSa document blunder
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The University of Winnipeg Students’
                                                                                                                                                                                            Association’s newly upgraded website hit
                                                               undecided major, works as field manager for the         student’s research and studies, as well as the po-                   a minor snag recently when a document
sTePhanie chrisTie                                             Western Canadian Wilderness Committee and               tential for continuing achievements. Each appli-                     containing the minutes from a closed-session
                                                               admits to having an unwavering dedication to            cant is required to explain in the application how                   board meeting was posted online.
                                                               sustainability and environmentally conscious            they are currently involved in sustainable devel-                           Closed session meetings are not open

          niversity of Winnipeg student Robin                  endeavours.                                             opment, as well as how their education and their                     to the public due to the private and sometimes
          Bryan was recently awarded the Sus-                                                                                                                                               sensitive nature of the discussions that take
                                                                     “I work really, really hard for this stuff,” he   goals for the future relate to sustainability.
          tainable Development Scholarship,                    said.                                                         While Bryan has yet to choose a major,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vice president advocate Vinay Iyer said he
given to students who intend to pursue studies                       Bryan is also involved on campus, acting as       he is interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary                    was unsure how the closed session document
and research related to sustainable development.               a co-coordinator for the student environmental          degree that will incorporate both biology and                        ended up on the Internet, but said it was most
Two awards are granted annually for the purpose                action group EcoMAFIA. He also works with               anthropology.                                                        likely due to a mislabeling.
of helping out with tuition, books and other                   SUNSET, which stands for Sustainable Univer-                  Submissions for the 2008 Sustainable De-                              Iyer said steps would be taken to ensure
educational costs: one to a graduate student for               sity Now, Sustainable Earth Together.                   velopment Scholarships are currently being ac-                       similar mix-ups would not happen in the future,
$4,000 and the other to a university undergradu-                     In a province-issued press release, Manitoba      cepted until April 4, 2008. According to the                         such as having a second person look at each file
ate for $1,000.                                                Conservation Minister Stan Struthers reported           website, the award is open to students in any                        before its posting.
      The award was established by the Manitoba                a positive response to the program and called           field of study in an approved Manitoba post-
Round Table for Sustainable Development and is                 Bryan a “terrific example of the talent and prom-       secondary institution.                                               Student newSpa-
intended to encourage students to continue to re-              ise we find in so many Manitoba youth.”                       For more information visit http://www.                         per under threat
search and work towards a more environmentally                                                                                                                                                      The Gleaner, one of two student
                                                                     Recipient selection for the scholarships          gov.mb.ca/conservation/susresmb/scholarship/
stable way in which to live, work and teach.                                                                                                                                                newspapers at Langara College in B.C., is
                                                               is based on the inclusion of the principles and         index.html.
                                                                                                                                                                                            on shaky financial ground after the Langara
      Bryan, a second year student with a still-               guidelines of sustainable development in each           —With files from Stacy Cardigan Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                            Students’ Union significantly reduced the
                                                                                                                                                                                            paper’s budget.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    The LSU drastically cut the Gleaner’s
                                                               BY sTACY CArdIgAn sMITh                                                                                                      student levy and is threatening to cease paying
                                                               Do you plan on staying in Manitoba after graDuation? Why                                                                     it entirely until a forensic audit of the last seven
                                                                                                                                                                                            years of the newspaper’s financial records is
                                                               or Why not?                                                                                                                  completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Opinions vary on the underlying reason
                              Hamid Hosseini                                          Lauren Partridge                                  Tricia Cooper                                       for the LSU’s actions, but the union claims it is
                              3rd year Bio-Chemistry                                  2nd year French Studies                           4th year Honours Theatre
                              I am. [I’m going to] med                                I think you need to do some                       Yes, I am staying in the                            just holding the Gleaner to the requirements of
                              school. I’ve been here as an                            traveling before you settle                       province. I think there are great                   its own by-laws to conduct general audits.
                              international student for four                          down, but I think Winnipeg                        opportunities here. It’s cheap                              The estimated cost of the forensic audit
                              years so my classmates are                              will always be my home so                         and all my friends are here.
                                                                                                                                                                                            could reach $40,000, which Tanya West, the
                              here. Plus, I really like the                           I’ll never leave.
                              summers - with the summers                                                                                                                                    Gleaner’s business manager, is worried could
                              being extremely hot, you long                                                                                                                                 lead to the newspaper’s shut down.
                              for the winters but when the
                              winters are really cold, you
                              long for the summers.
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Editorials                                                                                                 maNagiNg editor : Jo snyder
                                                                                                           e-mail: editor@uNiter.ca

THe LaziFiCaTion oF an                                                                                     leTTers To The edITor
overinduLgenT CuLTure                                                                                      in deFenCe oF THe STudenT union
                                                                                                                 This is in response to the article entitled
                                                                                                                                                                  Nov. 22 entitled Student Population, Will You
                                                                                                                                                                  Marry Me: Engagement Versus Involvement In
                                                                                                                                                                  Student Politics, by Devin King, I would like to
Where’s the balance in a strong                      this month marveling at the lack of effort her
                                                     students make. This time around she awarded no
                                                                                                           Free pizza? F$*# yeah! written by David Eis-           thank Mr. King for his suggestions on how to
                                                                                                           Brenner and published in the Nov. 8, 2007 issue        increase student engagement in the UWSA, as
work ethic and a good life                           A grades to the class, and wondered what mo-          of the Uniter. While I am not accustomed or            well as for providing clarification of our diction.
Jo snyder                                            tivated them to show up if they weren’t willing       particularly inclined to respond to tongue-in-         While I disagree wholeheartedly that the UWSA
managing ediTor                                      to work. Some of them would consistently pick         cheek (which I hope this article was) criticism of     is stagnant when it comes to involvement, I do
                                                     one out of four assignments, and disregard the        the UWSA, I would like to make Mr. EisBrenner          see room for improvement when it comes to stu-
                                                     rest thinking that’s enough for now, or ‘I’m too      aware of a few important points that he may            dent interest in the politics and management of

                                                     busy to do all the work’. Other university pro-       have missed in his plan to dissolve the students’      the organization.
            ver the Christmas holiday, if you can
                                                                                                           association into a pizza joint.                              What I see as the solution, Mr. King sees
            in any honesty call it a holiday, an     fessors commonly complain about students on
                                                                                                                 Firstly, I’d like to point out his insulting     as simply ideal. I agree with Mr. King in saying
            old friend and I rolled over the idea    laptops checking Facebook instead of listening
                                                                                                           approach to almost every individual involved on        that when students are knowledgeable about the
of our work ethic and financial status. We are       to lectures. One explanation is a recent study                                                               affairs of their student association and care about
                                                                                                           campus, from arts students to community mem-
recovering students and extremely low-income         by Statistics Canada describing something we’ve       bers and students who use the food bank, to the        it, they are more likely to run in an election to
earners. We are frustrated and tired, anticipat-     know for some time: a university B.A. is the new      staff and parents (as well as children) who are        manage it. Speaking from personal experience, I
ing the day when we might have cash to burn. I       high school diploma and if you don’t have one,        involved with the UWSA daycare. I understand           was involved with the UWSA prior to becoming
complained about my wealthy relatives and the        your employment opportunities will be severely        the ignorance behind the comments, as I’m cer-         engaged in it, as were most of my fellow execu-
ease with which they make decisions about cars,      limited. They even go as far as to examine the        tain Mr. EisBrenner is neither a single parent         tives and directors.
homes and where to spend their holidays. Ja-         impact of the gap between the time a person           nor in need of food bank services, however I                 I feel that the student involvement that is
maica again? No problem. Of course my mother         finishes high school and the time a person en-        am surprised that this approach has been taken         present within the organization will certainly
                                                     ters into a post-secondary degree: the sooner the     in expressing dissatisfaction with the students’       promote more in-depth engagement as well as
reassures me that the choices I’ve made have
                                                                                                           association.                                           the sense of ownership that is needed to create
been more interesting, and that I have more life     better, they say. So it’s possible some employers
                                                                                                                 Secondly, I’d like to take this opportunity      an environment where students feel comfortable
experience than that of my cousins who rolled        won’t investigate into your university experience,
                                                                                                           to promote the many great services mentioned in        running in an election, and then subsequently
out of bed and into the milky warm arms of           but rather just make sure that you had one.                                                                  managing the organization. At the UWSA, we
                                                                                                           the article, and make it clear that these services
farm dividends and healthy inheritances. Sure              But what good is an uninspired education?       are well-used, important, and available to all         are actively working on ways to continue in-
that’s comforting mom, but I still take offence      Or being a seat warmer in a school scrambling to      students. The health plan provides coverage for        volving students, and are confident that those
to how quaint a hand-to-mouth life seems to the      produce students who will reflect well on their       students who may not otherwise be covered by           students who are interested will become further
perpetually comfortable. However, she makes a        institution? It seems as though exhausted and         their parents’ health plans. I encourage students      engaged.
good point. And, my old friend, a PHD student        frazzled teachers are passing lazy students as a      to visit the health plan desk for information on             Finally, I’d like it noted that the UWSA is
at the University of British Columbia, agrees        last ditch effort to maintain their own wits. Todd    the benefits of the plan. The UWSA daycare pro-        not “fearful” of any criticism. In fact, construc-
that had we been more financially comfortable,       Hirsch wrote an article in the Globe and Mail a       vides affordable childcare, prioritizing students      tive comments from students are what build this
                                                     couple weeks ago about Canadians lagging be-          and staff at the university, as well as community      organization. What we do not act upon are criti-
it’s possible, likely even, that we wouldn’t have
                                                                                                           members. Peer Support is a highly active student       cisms that are not for the benefit of students at
tried as hard for our degrees, or that we would’ve   hind Americans in inventions, that we have pro-
                                                                                                           group who are available to talk to students who        the U of W, but are written as self-indulgences
taken more time off and missed valuable oppor-       portionately fewer patents. He too suggested we
                                                                                                           may be feeling stressed from exams, relation-          and unconstructive “humour” as noted in my
tunities and work experiences. Fair enough, but      might be a bit lazy. I think, if we can over ana-
                                                                                                           ships, student life, or for those who just want to     comments on EisBrenner’s article.
it still makes me wonder about our generation        lyze, or be a tad moralistic about such a predica-    talk about stresses we all face as students.
and work. What is too little or too much, and        ment, the answer is simple: work hard for what              Finally, Mr. EisBrenner, arts students are       David Jacks
what motivates us? We seem to be maintaining a       you have, and be grateful for what you don’t have     not “mathematically deficient.”                        President
status quo of doing just enough work to get by.      to work for. Laziness is an unbecoming quality.             In response to the Comments article of           University of Winnipeg Students’ Association
And maybe being too comfortable makes many           But in then end we need to find meaning in our
of us lazy.                                          work, and feel inspired. The balance of a good
       A disgruntled professor at Capilano College   life and the ability to work hard will bring a per-
in North Vancouver wrote an article for the Tyee     son opportunity, and thrilling uncertainty.
 January 10, 2008       The Uniter             contact: uniter @ uniter.ca


Comments                                                                                                           commeNts editor : ben wood
                                                                                                                   e-mail: commeNts@uNiter.ca

reSPeCT in our modern age

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        KellY ross
Backlash at uW raises some archaic ideas about women’s sexual liberty
Kelly ross                                                                   the women who shared their stories of rape and violence.
                                                                                    Other conversations came up on the paper, namely “men and
                                                                             the violence that they experience.” Yes, yes, yes… what about men?
  1.    Act like a lady, not a slut.                                         The question used to make me roll my eyes, but I’ve now come to
  2.    Be like your grandma said, not like Britney Spears.                  a place where I understand it as a really constructive question. One
  3.    Don’t get drunk at a bar or at parties with a bunch of               comment stated, “Men experience violence as well, but in different
        horny men. (How stupid can you be?)                                  ways. Everyone is hurt by patriarchy and gender roles.” The social in-
  4.    Don’t be alone with a man unless you actually want                   fluence that patriarchy holds in our society manifests itself in several
        sex. (Again, common sense)                                           ways, one of which is the enforcement of gender roles. Men are not
  5.    Keep your legs crossed, dress decently.                              inherently violent, just as women are not inherently submissive. Pa-
  6.    Don’t show your tits like this stupid display above!!!               triarchy is violence—it’s not physical violence, but it is violent in the
                                                                             sense that it is socially restrictive and forceful. Sometimes physical
      Although this might seem comical, the author did not intend            violence is a result of patriarchy and gender roles, with the perpetra-
it to be a joke. And although the advice may seem outdated, readers          tors often being men using physical violence against women, trans-
may be surprised to learn that it was written only seven weeks ago.          gender people and men that deviate from the heterosexual norm.
      The author of this “helpful advice” was responding to a display        Men also fight men in machismo gender battles, such as the stabbing
put up by the campus Womyn’s Centre (for which I am co-coor-                 at the Empire Cabaret that killed my former next door neighbour
dinator) in conjunction with the National Day of Action and Re-              and coworker in November, 2007.
membrance on Violence Against Women. The day of action marks                        So, you ask, if everyone is hurt by patriarchy, why highlight
the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre—a tragic event where 14             women? A few reasons. Initially, the impetus was to do a project in
women were murdered in their college by an anti-feminist male on             conjunction with the National Day of Action and Remembrance on
Dec. 6, 1989. The display included plaster-of-Paris casts of the chests      Violence Against Women. And according to the previously quoted
of several volunteer women. These casts bore statistics from Statistics      statistic, “51 per cent of women in Canada have experienced vio-
Canada about violence against women, including: “Only six per cent           lence.” This percentage is even higher in the native population of
of rape is reported to police,” and “51 per cent of women in Canada          Canada, where 80 per cent of aboriginal women in Ontario have
have experienced violence.” The casts were put up in three locations         experienced family violence (Ontario Native Women’s Association).
in Centennial Hall, the primary one being the bottom of the escala-          We can do the math and see that more than a quarter of the Cana-
tors near the security office.                                               dian population has experienced sexist violence. With figures this
      Observers of the display were given the opportunity to respond         high, one can be certain that “someone you love has experienced
to the casts and the statistics on large sheets of blank paper that ac-      physical or sexual abuse,” as one of the displayed statistics quoted.            brainer, right…?).
companied the exhibit. I want to use this opportunity to respond to                 So, as for my advice to women who want to be treated with            2.   Remember that women are not objects, and do not treat
some of the unsupportive commentary left on the sheets of paper.             respect: do whatever you want. Act like a lady, or act like a slut.              them as such.
      Despite the abundant gains of feminist movements around the            Nothing that a woman does, or does not do, warrants physical or             3.   A drunk woman or a woman dressed in sexy clothes is not
world, it is evident that flippant attitudes toward violent manifesta-       sexual violence. Just be respectful of others, too.                              begging to have sex.
tions of sexism still exist, even in institutions of “higher” learning.             It makes me ill to know that people still blame the victim. The      4.   Consent before sex is sexy. If you do not have full and
Examples of negative commentary that appeared on these sheets                notion that women should not be alone with men unless they want                  informed consent, you are committing an act of rape.
include: “Get over it!” “I’m glad my mom doesn’t flash her boobs             sex is mostly just insulting to men; all healthy adults are in control of   5.   Understand how your own attitudes and actions perpetu-
like you. Moral degenerate,” and “The people who made this display           their own actions and understand the consequences, regardless of sex             ate sexism, and work towards changing them. Examples
should be careful how they define rape before 50 per cent of their fa-       or gender. In response to Mr. Advice and other folks that scribbled              of sexism include taunting or whistling at women and
thers and brothers find themselves behind bars!!!” One person went           down similar statements, I would like to close with some advice for              telling or laughing at discriminatory jokes.
so far as to say, “Feminists are just as dangerous to women as psycho        men that want to treat women
rapists.”                                                                    with respect. This list is certainly
      If the statistics about physical and sexual violence against           not complete, but it provides a
women were not enough, these comments are evidence that the                  few solid examples of actions one
feminist movement needs to continue to remain steadfast. The com-            can take.
ments that praised the display were empowering, and we appreciated             1. Don’t use physical force
                                                                                      against women (a no-

a diFFerenT TyPe oF CriTiCiSm
                                                        ings to be about $250 a year. Hydro partnered
             Ben wood                                   with the community-based organization (CBO)
             commenTs ediTor                            BUILD, an organization staffed with commu-
                                                        nity members working within the neighbour-
                                                        hood and to the benefit of the community, so

     n early December the Canadian Centre for           that the initiative is not only beneficial to each
     Policy Alternatives—Manitoba released its          individual resident but to the sustainability of
     annual State of the Inner City Report, and         the neighbourhood itself.
what follows is my attempt—a New Year’s resolu-               The decision to work with BUILD instead
tion perhaps—to take what I have learned from           of hiring a larger private contractor reflects
this report and make a conscious effort to com-         Hydro’s recognition of the importance of sustain-                                                                                         denis Vrignon-Tessier
ment on our city by looking through an asset-           able community building. Working with CBOs
based lens instead of a deficit lens.                   is important because it transforms development             only for those who are financially able to re-        munity members, mostly aboriginal, and train
      This forms a different type of criticism: in-     into a participatory process that involves many            spond to the rising prices. The market will not,      them for employment in the construction indus-
stead of focusing on what is missing from our           different members of the community. Individu-              however, create houses for low-income residents       try, success can be the individual’s recognition
city, my constant disagreement with mayoral             als are active and engaging with the development           because there is not enough profit to be made,        of the systemic racism, oppression, and effects
decisions, or the failures of downtown develop-         process rather than being observers of outside             especially when compared to the new develop-          of colonization that have shaped a large part of
ment, it begins with the strengths of a neigh-          agencies creating change for them.                         ments of St.Vital or Waverly West.                    their lives. The CCPA report acknowledged that
bourhood or an existing positive force in a com-              The logic behind these partnerships comes                  However, measuring the success of such          reversing the damaging effects of colonization is
munity and builds up from there. It is criticism        straight from the State of the Inner City Report:          initiatives is hard because funding institutions      one of the first steps before some inner-city ab-
that recognizes a problem but also comes with a         “poverty is expensive [and] we all benefit eco-            or governments have little use for the qualitative    originals can begin to transform their lives.
solution. The result is the difference between a        nomically and otherwise, when effective anti-              outcomes—such as the improvement in the daily               These types of changes are far more im-
feeling of helplessness and hopefulness.                poverty programs are implemented.” This part-              life of someone who has learned a trade, fixed a      portant than the number of houses retrofitted
      Last month Manitoba Hydro announced a             nership ensures that, first, residents save money          home, helped out a neighbour, and realized their      because they spread to the individual’s children,
new energy saving initiative for low-income resi-       by retrofitting their homes, second, employment            self-worth. What secures funding is quantita-         family, and community. In this way, Hydro’s
dents of the Centennial neighbourhood. They             is given to community members, and third, that             tive success—the highest number of retrofitted        partnership with BUILD is less about creating
plan to retrofit old homes in the neighbourhood         the money stays in the community.                          homes in the quickest amount of time. This not        energy efficient homes and more about trans-
so that they are more energy efficient and cost               This partnership is also a great response to         only hurts a CBO’s chance of receiving fund-          forming communities. What is important is that
effective. It is estimated that the renovation costs    the housing problems of a city that relies on the          ing but it also ignores a lot of positive change or   the criticism, the energy inefficient homes, came
can be covered by the money residents save on           market to provide suitable homes for all citizens.         qualitative success these organizations produce.      with a solution, the use of a CBO to create the
their energy bill—Hydro—estimates the sav-              And yes, the market does provide housing, but                    As for CBOs such as BUILD who hire com-         change for themselves and their community.
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Arts & Culture                                                                                                                                         arts & culture editor: whitney Light
                                                                                                                                                       e-mail: arts@uNiter.ca

a STorm oF SeCreTS
                                                                                                              One that was not printed in English contains a              collage, and not behind glass. Many are elabo-
                                                                                                              translation on the other side. Still another from           rately decorated, or contain references to Post-
                                                                                                              someone in Japan has a note apologizing for art-            Secret, perhaps so the mail carrier would know
                                                             Already there have been four PostSecret          work on the postcard, which says “Happy New                 what was inside and ensure the postcard arrived
PostSecret at the Wag                                  books released, the most recent being A Lifetime       Year” in Japanese.                                          at its destination safely. The evident care many

is a show for everyone                                 of Secrets, a compilation of “hundreds of never-
                                                       before-seen artworks from people aged eight to
                                                                                                                    The cards are generally not placed in any
                                                                                                              type of order or category. One exception I no-
                                                                                                                                                                          people put into the envelopes is touching, and an
                                                                                                                                                                          excellent element in the exhibit.
                                                       80 in loose chronological order, showing the way       ticed, however, was a display that contained                      If you’re feeling creative, the gallery offers a
Jennifer hanson                                                                                               several secrets with elephant artwork. How                  station where you can make your own secret.
                                                       secrets change over time and the way they stay
VolUnTeer                                                                                                     many different secrets incorporated the idea or                   “There’s something potent about secrets;
                                                       exactly the same.” The book is immensely popu-
                                                       lar, as the others have been, even achieving the       the physical attributes of an elephant! The va-             there is a lot of power when we release them,”

                                                       status of the number one hardcover book in the         riety of secrets is amazing. There are depressing           said Warren.
          he PostSecret exhibit at the Winnipeg
                                                       world.                                                 ones, amusing ones, sexual ones—so many dif-                      So the fact that there is a station and a box
          Art Gallery is made up of over 400
                                                             But there is something very special about        ferent types that almost everyone can find one              to put the new postcards in (without having to
          homemade postcards containing secrets
                                                       seeing the postcards up close in three dimen-          they relate to. The diversity of secrets displayed          pay postage) is good, and offers catharsis for
their designers have never told anyone. All were
                                                       sions. Here the secrets are displayed behind glass     is similar to the website the secrets are displayed         those who long to release a secret out into the
received by Frank Warren, creator of the PostSe-
                                                       on the walls and in glass cases on the floor. The      on. Many who frequent the website will notice               world.
cret project, and these 400 secrets are just a hand-
                                                       setup works well, particularly the cases on the        that some of the secrets in the exhibit have been                 This is a show for everyone, even non-fans
ful of what he has received since the project’s
                                                       floor, where the viewer can see the back of the        posted in the past. Many others have never been             of the website. It is enormously therapeutic to see
beginning in November 2004. Warren has col-
                                                       postcard, which is generally not visible on the        seen before.                                                these secrets from anonymous people, knowing
lected over 180,000 secrets and has been getting
                                                       PostSecret website. On many of the postcards,                Also rarely seen on the website but on dis-           that they are things they have never told anyone
an average of 1,000 every week for over a year.
                                                       the other side contains a short message to War-        play at the exhibit are the envelopes many of the           else. You can check out Frank Warren’s beautiful
      “It was a trickle, and now it is a torrent,”
                                                       ren, or a more in-depth explanation of the secret.     secrets come in. They are pasted on the wall in a           project at http://postsecret.blogspot.com.
he said.

arT oF THe PeoPLe                                                                                                 an interview with
maTT PreProsT
                                                       discussion about it. I think the best art should
                                                       be subversive and cause a little bit of controversy.       Frank Warren
VolUnTeer                                              So I would say that we’re on the right track.

                                                       U: Does the secret shape the art or do you think

     n 2004, PostSecret creator Frank War-             the art shapes the secret?
     ren distributed 3,000 self-addressed
     postcards to strangers around the Wash-           FW: I think the secret shapes the art. I think
ington, D.C. area. The idea was simple: write          the art works to serve the secret. If some-
an anonymous secret on a postcard and mail             one has a secret that is so painful to face that
it back. The project was originally expected           they can’t even say it, maybe they can use
to be a one-time deal for an art exhibit, but          images to express it in a way that someone can
Frank has since received close to 200,000 se-          understand it, but allows the sender not to have
crets, published four PostSecret books and             to put it into words or admit it out loud to
currently hosts the world’s largest ad-free blog.      themselves.
Warren continues his PostSecret art exhibits and
tours college campuses across North America.           U: You’re making a stop in Winnipeg this January
The latest PostSecret art exhibit opened at the        to talk about PostSecret. Why do you host these
Winnipeg Art Gallery in November and Warren            events?                                                                                                                                                               JAMIe goodrIdge

is set to speak at the WAG on Jan. 17.
       I had the opportunity to speak with War-        FW: It’s another way to share the secrets and
ren over the holidays to discuss PostSecret:           really it’s my favorite part. I really enjoy listen-
                                                       ing to people sharing their inspiring stories with
Uniter: PostSecret started off as an art exhibit. Is   me, talking about how their life was changed by        Frank Warren, creator of Postsecret, will be speaking at the WAg Jan.17.
that why you still continue the exhibits today?        a stranger’s secret, or how mailing in their own
                                                       secret made a difference to them. It just gives me
Frank Warren: I’ve always looked at the post-          an opportunity to see the community that’s out                                                                      ect—connecting this old world communication
cards as works of art. Even more, I think of them      there online that you can kind of feel and sense       FW: It can be difficult. Sometimes some se-                  technology with something very contemporary.
as “punk art” or “people’s art.” I like the way you    but not really connect with like you can at one        crets will make me cry and others will make me               I think there is something very powerful about
don’t have to really be considered an artist to        of my events.                                          laugh. It can be an emotional journey and I try              that connection and it shows the value of both.
present one, because it’s open to anyone. I like                                                              to convey that every week by sharing secrets that
the idea of how displaying those postcards in          U: As PostSecret evolves, there’s more opportunity     reflect all of our human emotion. I try and knit             U: What do you think will contribute most to its
fine art museums challenges existing ideas and         for you to expand the project. For example, you        them together to tell this narrative, a story about          success, the medium or the secrets themselves?
conventions about how we define art and how            created the online PostSecret community in Octo-       us through our secrets. In a sense, it’s replicating
we consider what it is to be an artist.                ber. What motivated you to start that?                 what I go through every day when I walk back                 FW: Oh, I think that’s got to be the secrets
                                                                                                              from my mailbox and sit down at my kitchen                   themselves. That’s what is really most compel-
U: How do you feel that the general public receives    FW: It just seemed like a natural way to expand        table and individually go through every secret               ling about the project. It’s the human element,
the PostSecret art exhibits?                           the project. There seemed to be a real sense of        mailed to me.                                                and the courage these anonymous folk are dis-
                                                       community building around the blog and when                                                                         playing when they mail in these secrets that they
FW: Well I’ve been getting a lot of positive           I visited college campuses and talked to students,     U: So the secrets are laid out in a certain order…           might not just have been hiding from others,
feedback. What I’m unable to do on the website         so I wanted to bring something together in the                                                                      but hiding them from themselves.
or in the books is show the texture and the tan-       virtual world too.                                     FW: When I arrange them, I think of myself as
gibility of the postcards, which I can do at the                                                              telling a story. I use different literary and visual         U: What do you hope to accomplish with PostSe-
art exhibition. People can also see both sides of      U: I noticed you do a lot of charity work, espe-       techniques to make connections between the                   cret in the future?
the postcard, which is in some cases critical, as      cially for the Suicide Hotline.                        cards so that they’re not just being displayed
you can see in a lot of cases that there is more to                                                           individually but they’re having a conversation               FW: Well, for 2008 I hope to speak to
the story on the back of the card. It’s nice to be     FW: We try to have a charity component with            amongst themselves. I think that’s one of the                more college campuses. I’m looking for-
able to share that as well.                            everything that is associated with PostSecret, and     reasons that every week the PostSecret blog is               ward to that more than anything else.
                                                       it’s important for us to have that. We think that’s    greater than the sum of its parts.
U: There are people who write PostSecret off as        one of the reasons the community has thrived,                                                                       PostSecret is at the Winnipeg Art Gallery until
a voyeuristic project with no artistic merit. How      because of this model of sharing both in secrets       U: PostSecret is very unique in that it is a snail           Feb. 10. Warren’s speaking events will be hosted
do you feel about those who discredit it as an art     and charities we believe in.                           mail phenomenon in a digital age. Do you think               at the WAG Jan.17. Tickets are available for both
project?                                                                                                      PostSecret will rely on this to continue its success?        events through Ticketmaster or directly through the
                                                       U: When you receive 200 secrets a day you must                                                                      WAG.
FW: Well I think it’s great that we can have a         deal with a lot of emotional exhaustion.               FW: I think that’s one of the beauties of the proj-
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                    Postsecret images courtesy of Frank Warren


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                                                                                                      is anything that makes me
                                                                                                      feel comfortable. I like
                                                                                                      dresses because you can
                                                                                                      move in them.”
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guiTar and danCe
                                                                                                           have an outside perspective of what is occurring.
                                                                                                           In my current processes I am becoming accus-               FBO: I am working on a new solo work to be
                                                                                                           tomed to trusting my internal instincts and per-           performed as a part of a group exhibition at the
                                                                                                           spectives while also using a video camera as a tool        Winnipeg Art Gallery on Feb. 14. This new work
                                                                                                           for external perspective.                                  is a site-specific creation. The exhibition is co-
                                                    SA: What is the process of a collaborative project,
aN iNtErviEW
                                                                                                                                                                      curated by Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan
                                                    particularly a music-dance collaboration, like?        When performing for a company, I can focus                 and is titled Subconscious City. Don’t forget to

With Freya                                          FBO: In this case our collaboration came
                                                                                                           solely on the performance of the work; the com-
                                                                                                           position is in the care of the choreographer. And
                                                                                                                                                                      put it on your calendars—it will be an event to

Bjorg olaFSon
                                                    through discussion of the piece. Kurt and I had a      in most of these cases we have the luxury of sig-
                                                    few listening sessions where with his musical ex-      nificant time to develop and grow to understand            Freya Bjorg Olafson performs with the Classical

oN hEr lateSt                                       pertise he would guide me through Hovhaness’s
                                                    composition. He also discussed the relationship
                                                                                                           the work.                                                  Guitar Society 8:00 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Manitoba
                                                                                                                                                                      Museum Planetarium Auditorium. Please call 667-

collaBoration                                       of the instrumentation to the proceedings of the
                                                    church: in “The Mystery of the Holy Martyrs” a
                                                                                                           SA: What projects are next for you?                        5250 or 775-0809 for tickets or more info.

                                                    veritable call and response takes place between
                                                    the string quartet and the solo guitar. It took a
sasha amaya                                         lot of listening to figure out what parts of the 17-
VolUnTeer sTaff                                     section work I would perform. Our main focus
                                                    was deciding how to integrate the dance so that

                                                    it is not simply to embellish or spice up the music
     n the spring of 1915, thousands of Arme-
                                                    but that there is a deeper relationship conceptu-
     nians were killed by the Turkish state. Al-
                                                    ally and compositionally.
     though still officially unacknowledged in
Turkey, over 20 countries have adopted formal
                                                    SA: What was working with a classical guitarist
resolutions recognizing this event as genocide.
The late and prolific American composer Alan
Hovhaness also paid tribute to the slaughtered
                                                    FBO: It has been really interesting. I took classi-
Armenians of 1915 in his work “The Mystery of
                                                    cal guitar in high school and always had a sincere
the Holy Martyrs.” Dancer, multimedia artist,
                                                    appreciation for the mastery of such an instru-
and University of Winnipeg alumni Freya Bjorg
                                                    ment. My training foundations were in classical
Olafson, who has collaborated with guitarist
                                                    ballet so it has been neat for me to unite with
Kurt Tittlemier to reproduce Hovhaness’s work,
                                                    artists who have, albeit in a different art form,
will perform in Winnipeg this Saturday.
                                                    a classical foundation. Inherently, I have been
                                                    sourcing my classical movement vocabulary to
Sasha Amaya: What kind of foundation do you
                                                    create this work and connect with the intonation
need to begin work on a new project?
                                                    of the musical arrangement.
Freya Bjorg Olafson: It depends on the work.
                                                    SA: How do you find your dance performance
In the early stages of our collaboration, Kurt
                                                    differs when you’re performing your own work as
emailed some information to me about Hovhan-
                                                    opposed to company repertoire?
ess’s “The Mystery of the Holy Martyrs.” I had to
do a fair bit of research to get an understanding
                                                    FBO: While performing my own work is a plea-
of the Armenian massacres.
                                                    sure, it can also be frustrating. I am unable to

                                                                                                           Freya olafson will perform Jan. 12 at the Planetarium Auditorium with classical guitarist Kurt
                                                                                                           Tittlemier and guests. Photos provided by Freya olafson.

                                                                                                           Photos provided by Freya olafson.
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                                                        readerS’ review                                                                                                        Unpaid and anonymous

 arTs Briefs                                             Tom llewellin
                                                         VolUnTeer sTaff
                                                                                                                         A dialogue of many voices, perhaps less ar-
                                                                                                                  ticulate but more genuine in appearance, is what
                                                                                                                  defines the new literary criticism in the Internet
                                                                                                                                                                               writers are changing the
                                                                                                                                                                               literary review, but is it
      compilED by aaroN Epp
                                                                                                                  age. Bloggers who review books have gained sway              useful?
                                                                                                                  over people’s opinions. After all, they’re just regu-

  indie bandS Sue camel,
                                                                 iterary reviews as we know them are in for       lar folks.
  rolling Stone over ad
         Xiu Xiu and Fucked Up filed a class                     a fundamental change. The phrase con-                   Readersread.com is one of the more popu-
  action lawsuit against Camel cigarettes’                       jures up images of established armchair          lar ones, and it has a “by readers, for readers” air
  parent company R.J. Reynolds Tobacco,                  critics writing for newspapers and magazines,            about it. All of these Internet-connected ‘regular
  Rolling Stone, and the magazine’s parent               dispensing their detailed, dense, almost academic        folks,’ however, have background information
  company, Wenner Media, Pitchfork                       analysis of a text from above. For many readers,         available like never before. Cyberpunk author
  Media reported in December. The suit                   such dense wads of words sail right over their           William Gibson told the Guardian of how overly
  was filed Dec. 17 on behalf of 186 artists             heads. The majority just want to figure out what         conscious he’s become of a “Google-able” world.
  whose names appeared in the magazine’s                 book is worth their very precious reading time.          People no longer take reviewers’ opinions as gos-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ColIn VAndenBerg
  November “Indie Rock Universe” feature,                      As Adam Kirsch in the New York Sun points          pel truth. They can and will engage in criticism
  tucked conspicuously within a fold-out
                                                         out, conventional book reviews are going by the          of their own.
  advertisement for Camel’s indie-friendly
                                                         wayside, with newspapers across the world slash-                Harriet Klausner is Amazon.com’s most pro-
  “The Farm” campaign. It accuses the
  defending parties of “unauthorized use of              ing the amount of space devoted to conventional          lific reviewer, having reviewed over 12,896 books
  artists’ names; unauthorized use of artist             reviews and often rewriting press releases from          as of December of last year. With a Masters in
  names for commercial advantage (right of               publishers in a ‘review’ format. There will always       library science, and a speed reader, she’s hardly         readers far more power than they would expect to
  publicity); and unfair business practices.”            be a spot for in-depth criticism, but the centre of      regular folk in that sense, but her pieces are short      wield over a traditional book review piece.
  The plaintiffs ask that the magazine print             attention is shifting.                                   and mainly just pure old-fashioned pragmatism.                  But as Winnipeg Free Press books colum-
  a follow-up feature equal in size to the                     This is where the Internet comes in. From          With an average of three reviews a day, there’s           nist Morley Walker points out, “If a writer hasn’t
  original clarifying that artists’ names                its original discovery by academia in the 1980s,         bound to be some beating of the dead horse, but           found someone willing to pay him, he has to start
  were used without consent. They’re                     it had been destined to be an outlet for the shar-       she occupies her niche of thrillers, mysteries and        to wonder what his work is worth.” The anonym-
  also seeking financial recompense for                  ing of ideas and debate, and once Internet con-          cop novels well.                                          ity of much of the Internet, he explained, makes
  damages. Rolling Stone alone could be
                                                         nections became available to the public at large,               The new breed of online reviewers are              those reviewers who are accountable to no one
  forced to pay as much as $195.3 billion if
                                                         they were able to join in the debate as well. The        pressed for time just like you and me. There aren’t       much less trustworthy. Author John Rechy was
  found guilty. A number of indie labels are
  seeking an apology from Rolling Stone as               reviewers gaining the most steam are bloggers and        enough hours in the day for them (or many of              caught several years ago giving anonymous five-
  well.                                                  Amazon.com commentators—random folks with                us) to read 1,000 intricately assembled words             star reviews to his own books on Amazon.ca.
                                                         a computer and an Internet connection.                   crammed into a skinny column. And without                       So will the Internet lead to traditional re-
  jawbreaker Film and                                          “I usually don’t hold ‘critic’s’ reviews in high   the complex web of mainstream media owner-                views going the way of the dinosaur? Walker is
  reunion rumorS leave                                   esteem,” explained Chrissy Chubala, a fourth-            ship, independent bloggers can essentially say            confident that it won’t. He acknowledged that the
  FanS, Sadly, cold                                      year psychology student. “Their agendas for read-        whatever they want without fear of reprisal from          online world offers us “an astonishing array” of
        The thought of a Jawbreaker reunion              ing books are much different than my own, but            publishers. They aren’t given press kits or exclu-        new material, and that it has resulted in changes
  tour should make any fan’s heart leap up               other casual readers will probably hold a similar        sive interviews. They’re beholden to essentially no       to how he works, but he doesn’t see print reviews
  into their throat. It should nearly choke              opinion to me.”                                          one except their praising or disapproving readers.        going anywhere anytime soon. If the major print
  them. But the second thought might be, “Is
                                                               The new reviewers are casual in the truest         On Amazon, reactions to a review are stripped             outlets change to primarily online methods of de-
  that something I want to see?” According
                                                         sense of the word. More often than not they’re           down to the most basic of elements: positive or           livery, they’re just another horse in the race.
  to Punknews.org and the Onion Audio
  Visual Club, the post-punk trio met up on              paid nothing for their troubles, only the knowl-         negative. “Was this review helpful to you? Yes or               “Anybody can do it badly,” Walker said of
  the San Francisco set of their upcoming                edge that their advice as fellow readers will help       no.” The majority view defines what gets writ-            reviewing, “but doing it well is extremely diffi-
  Jawbreaker documentary and jammed out                  someone somewhere make a decision.                       ten and the result is a mini-democracy that gives         cult.” ■
  a few of their old songs. Drummer Adam

                                                        FiddLer deLigHTS aT mTC
  Pfhaler not-so-subtly dropped that the                                                                                                                                                     hour or so, however, are well worth
  band was going to reunite, at least for a                                                                                                                                                  waiting through for the emotional
  performance. April fool’s day 1996 also                                                                                                                                                    tying up at the end.
  promised a reunion tour, of course that                                                                                                                                                          Israeli actor Topol may be,
  didn’t happen. In fact it seems as though                                                                                                                                                  for some, the definitive Tevye, but
                                                                                                                                                                                BrUCe MonK

  Jawbreaker fans have been waiting for
                                                                                                                                                                                             Brazeau offers a very jolly perfor-
  a reunion tour since the day they broke
                                                                                                                                                                                             mance, with perfectly executed
  up in 1995. So while some are confused,
  some are titillated, and some are ready to                                                                                                                                                 comedy inspiring many moments
  leave their angst in the 90s, all of us can                                                                                                                                                of laughter. His voice booms and
  impatiently wait for someone to front the                                                                                                                                                  bubbles warmly all the way through
  cash to finish what will be the greatest                                                                                                                                                   “If I Were a Rich Man.”
  musical documentary of all time.                                                                                                                                                                 Other memorable songs, “Tra-
                                                                                                                                                                                             dition,” “Matchmaker,” and “To
  Study divideS culture                                                                                                                                                                      Life”, are sung well and the dances
  conSumerS into groupS                                                                                                                                                                      are entertainingly choreographed.
         An international study released last                                                                                                                                                The Russians jump and throw their
  month by Oxford University researchers                                                                                                                                                     legs up nearly to their ears in “To
  divides culture consumers into four new                                                                                                                                                    Life.” A terrific scene is made of
  groups, the Toronto Star reported Jan. 5.
                                                                                                                                                                                             “The Dream,” in which an evil spirit
  “Univores,” the largest of the four groups,
                                                                                                                                                                                             warns against a match made for
  consume great quantities of pop culture-
  --TV, pop music and Hollywood flicks--                                                                                                                                                     Tzeitel (Brenley Charkow), with an
  -and little else. “Omnivores,” the next                                                                                                                                                    eerily shimmering `spirit’ suspended
  biggest group, are people who go to the                                                                                                                                                    high above Tevye and his wife’s bed
  ballet, symphony or opera on occasion                                                                                                                                                      as it is spun around in a cloud of
                                                        In photo (left to right): Anne Brummel ,Brenley Charkow & sarah sheps.
  while still buying lots of pop culture.                                                                                                                                                    smoke. And rather than having the
  Only “Paucivores,” a decidedly small                                                                                                                                                       musicians in a pit, they sit in the
  group, may be found at a blockbuster                                                                   When the curtain went up             and less sway. Each daughter marries
                                                                                                                                                                                             balconies of the set’s buildings where
  museum opening. But that’s about the                                whiTney lighT                on opening night, oohs and aahhs           for love: the first marries a tailor, the
                                                                                                                                                                                             you can see them, allowing WSO
  extent of it. Paucivores don’t care much                            arTs ediTor                  rippled across the audience as the         second, a radical educated in Kiev,
                                                                                                                                                                                             violinist Simon MacDonald to have
  for contemporary art. The “Inactives” are                                                        village of Anatevka, an impressive         and the third, a Russian.
                                                                                                                                                                                             a couple of spotlight solos.
  the study’s version of couch potatoes,                                                           set comprising quaint storied build-             Unfortunately for the third,

                                                                 eviewing the screen ad-                                                                                                           Essentially a period piece,
  hunkered down in front of the television                                                         ings and a road receding into the          Chava (Sarah Sheps), she cannot
  day and night.                                                 aptation of Fiddler on the                                                                                                  there’s little that will truly resonate
                                                                                                   distance, was revealed.                    convince Tevye to acknowledge her
         “In our report, we found that                           Roof in 1971, Roger Ebert                                                                                                   with young viewers aside from a
                                                                                                         It is the eve of the Russian Rev-    marriage (some traditions aren’t
  participation in the (higher) levels of               remarked that the story is “quite                                                                                                    subtle message about the dangers of
                                                                                                   olutionary period, but Jewish family       ready to be broken) and is disowned.
  all the arts is really quite low,” said               simply boring.” Yet he gave the film                                                                                                 being too fixed on the way things
                                                                                                   man Tevye’s (Jay Brazeau) attention        At the same time, Tevye comes to re-
  John Goldthorpe, one of the two main                  three stars. Manitoba Theatre Cen-                                                                                                   were. That is not a bad thing. Fiddler
                                                                                                   is focused on his three daughters of       alize that there is no “simple peace
  researchers behind the study, which was                                                                                                                                                    is an enjoyable musical. The charac-
                                                        tre’s production of the popular mu-        marriageable age. Tradition—with-          and harmony” between the Russians
  prepared for the Economic and Social                                                                                                                                                       ters are dynamic and real, comedy
                                                        sical evokes a similar sentiment. You      out which the villagers’ lives would       and the villagers, who in the end are
  Research Council in England. “When it                                                                                                                                                      lightens the mood at every turn, and
  comes to the visual arts, you find there’s            know the plot and you’ve come to           be “as shaky as a fiddler on the           forced to pack up and leave.
                                                        see how well the sets, the costumes,                                                                                                 the feeling of celebration in most of
  a sizeable part of the adult population that                                                     roof ”—dictates that the local match-            The story is broken up so that all
                                                        the acting and the very catchy songs                                                                                                 the play is infectious. Too bad the
  doesn’t participate at all.” When asked                                                          maker Yente (played charmingly and         this drama unfolds in Act II, which
                                                        are carried off as a package. With                                                                                                   end has to be bittersweet.
  why this was the case, Goldthorpe said                                                           with a croaky, high-pitched voice          is far less entertaining than the first
  that he didn’t know.                                  a highly capable cast, live band,                                                                                                    Fiddler on the Roof plays at MTC
                                                                                                   by Doreen Brownstone) find each            and, fortunately, much shorter. The
                                                        and striking sets, MTC doesn’t                                                                                                       until Jan. 26. Tickets are available
                                                                                                   daughter a husband, but as the story       comedy, dance sequences, and rous-
                                                        disappoint.                                                                                                                          online, at the box office, or by calling
                                                                                                   goes on, tradition seems to hold less      ing songs concentrated in the first
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SeriouS gaming                                                                                                   Tv HoLiday SPeCiaLS
SeriouSLy STrange                                    to discredit Wiebe’s score, taking pictures of his
     The King of Kong:                               machine’s motherboards. As a result, Wiebe travels
                                                     to New Hampshire’s Classic Arcade Tournament
     a fisTfUl of QUarTers                           to challenge Mitchell head to head and prove his
     Directed by Seth gordon                         ability once and for all in front of a live crowd.
     79 minutes                                      Mitchell is a no-show, so Wiebe plays anyways,
     Cinematheque Jan. 11 9:00 p.m.,                 breaking Mitchell’s record again for an incredible
     Jan. 12-17 9:00 and 7:00 p.m.                   crowd of a dozen or so. But Mitchell has some-
     3.5 out of 5                                    thing else up his sleeve.
                                                           The rivalry now seems to have reached leg-
dan hUygheBaerT                                      endary significance. Logging in to twingalaxies.
BeaT rePorTer                                        com you can see a gamer wearing a Team Wiebe
                                                     T-shirt. While this may indeed sound like a Stiller

                                                     comedy, the truth here is definitely weirder than
     magine a world where cutthroat athletes ac-
                                                     fiction. Director Seth Gordon plays it mostly
     cuse each other of cheating as they vie for
                                                     straight, which serves to bring more laughs, while
     the highest possible achievement of being

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     MelodY MorrIsseTTe
                                                     making you root for the underdog. The film, how-
crowned World Champion. Thoughts of track and
                                                     ever, does come with cheesy ‘80s feel-good music            yule logS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         IllUsTrATIon BY
field or wrestling may be dangling in your head,
                                                     that only exists in films where the underdog must
                                                                                                                 and rotating
but this documentary reveals the ugly world of
                                                     overcome substantial odds and teach the bad guy
head-to-head retro video gaming.
                                                     a much-needed lesson about fair play. “Eye of the
      In one corner we have Billy Mitchell, who
looks uncannily like Ben Stiller with a mullet and a
goatee and plays the role of the bad guy that Stiller
                                                     Tiger” anyone?
                                                           The film is not just about a world of finger          treeS, What’S
                                                     pointing, but also a sly examination of the competi-
usually plays in those wacky comedies. Mitchell
runs a successful hot sauce company and has been
                                                     tiveness of the American psyche. While most of the
                                                     people who remember playing such games are wax-
                                                                                                                 NExt?                                                        But this is not the first year MTS or Shaw
                                                                                                                                                                        have provided a free Yule log program for their
called the best retro arcade gamer of all time, and                                                                                                                     customers’ enjoyment. As I recall it has been at
                                                     ing nostalgic at seeing such titles as Joust, Galaga, and
the “closest to being a Jedi of any of the players.”                                                                                                                    least three years now. Of the channels provid-
                                                     Carnival, others take this game way too seriously for
He was the first to score a perfect game on Pac
                                                     their own good, showing the pettiness, vanity and ob-                                                              ing the service I have picked channel 11 as my
Man. He is also the proud owner of the Donkey                                                                    sam maclean
                                                     session that exists in a world where some grown ups                                                                favorite, for its real fire crackle without holiday
Kong world record since 1982, with a score that                                                                  VolUnTeer
                                                     haven’t quite grown up yet.                                                                                        music.
no one has come close to in 20 years: 874,000.
                                                           For further conspiracy theories check out                                                                          Although the programs run for only a
      In the other corner we have Steve Wiebe, a

                                                     Twin Galaxies’ official statement on the film at                                                                   scheduled number of days, you can nip down
mild-mannered high school science teacher, failed                                                                          he holiday season brought the usual
musician and family man. Armed with a Donkey         www.twingalaxies.com/forums, as they point out                                                                     to most large department stores and pick up
                                                                                                                           things. Snowmen and toboggans.
Kong arcade game in his garage, Steve soon mas-      some inconsistencies in the film.                                                                                  a Yule log DVD for that special someone. (I
                                                                                                                           A number of religious celebrations.
ters the patterns of the video game,                                                                                                                                    have received two as Christmas gifts.) The
                                                                                                                 The opportunity to relax and visit with family.
eventually video taping himself play-                                                                                                                                   programs are not limited to Christmas either,
                                                                                                                 And what completes a casual family reunion
ing to a high score of 1,006,600. He                                                                                                                                    as I have noticed that Shaw has broadcast a
                                                                                                                 like the warm glow of a crackling fire? Who
sends the video in to twingalaxies.com,                                                                                                                                 Thanksgiving turkey program the last two
                                                                                                                 (excluding arsonphobics and thermophobics)
a website that tracks world records in                                                                                                                                  years. A cooked turkey sits with all the trim-
                                                                                                                 doesn’t love a good fire? Not everyone owns
retro video gaming. Walter Day and                                                                                                                                      mings on an elegant dinning room display
                                                                                                                 a fireplace, however, and that must have been
his team of referees sift through hun-                                                                                                                                  while a turkey baster occasionally douses the
                                                                                                                 on the minds of a number of television provid-
dreds of hours of video tapes weekly to                                                                                                                                 already cooked bird.
verify scores and soon award Wiebe a                                                                             ers when they aired a record number of Yule
                                                                                                                                                                              The shows are enjoyable, unintentionally
world record.                                                                                                    time fireplace and Christmas tree programs on
                                                                                                                                                                        humorous as they are. But they leave me won-
      What follows is intrigue and de-                                                                           a twenty-four hour loop.
                                                                                                                                                                        dering, where does it end? How long until Val-
ception that rivals the best spy movies                                                                                On Shaw television alone you could see
                                                                                                                                                                        entine’s Day TV features a box of heart-shape
as Mitchell’s camp sends an entourage                                                                            as many as three different Yule log burnings
                                            donkey Kong champ Billy Mitchell: evil incarnate.                                                                           chocolates? How long until Saint Patrick’s Day
                                                                                                                 and one rotating Christmas tree set to holiday
                                                                                                                                                                        is commemorated by a televised Irishman with
                                                                                                                 classics. The greatest anticipation while watch-
                                                                                                                                                                        a flute on twenty-four hour loop? I don’t know
                                                                                                                 ing these programs was for the occasional add-
                                                                                                                                                                        if this trend in broadcasting really has a future,
                                                                                                                 ing of a log or poking of the fire with an iron
                                                                                                                                                                        but you can be sure my family is waiting in an-
                                                                                                                 poker. My whole family would drop what they
                                                                                                                                                                        ticipation for a long-eared, egg-laying rodent,
                                                                                                                 were doing to gather round the set and criti-
                                                                                                                                                                        or perhaps a pancake-munching lumberjack
                                                                                                                 cize the performance of the hand model and
                                                                                                                                                                        on a dogsled.
                                                                                                                 laugh at the absurdity of the program.

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muSiCaL                                                         cd reViews
groundswell to                                                 JUlie moffiTT
                                                               The stolen eP
                                                                                                                              sTUarT mclean
                                                                                                                              an important message from The Vinyl cafe michael Peters
                                                                                                                                                                                      michael PeTers
perform innovative                                             Burst records                                                  vinyl Cafe Productions                                  Independent

work by Berio
                                                                                              Julie moffitt’s sound on                                      Stuart mcLean con-                                       Local singer-songwriter
conrad sweaTman                                                                               her new disc is one we’ve                                     tinues to delight with                                   michael Peters recently
VolUnTeer sTaff                                                                               become accustomed to over                                     stories of Dave and                                      released this eight-song
                                                                                              the past 15 years. She is a                                   morley’s family and                                      debut. one of the first

           roundSwell, presenting Canadian and                                                young woman who sings                                         friends. The vinyl                                       things that will strike lis-
           international contemporary music to                                                about love, loss and con-                                     Cafe airs weekly on                                      teners is Peters’ impres-
           Manitoba audiences, opens the sec-                                                 fusion. She writes her own                                    CBC, but the sto-                                        sive guitar work, which he
ond half of their 17th season with “Folk Songs                 lyrics and has a nice voice. It’s not new territory, but       ries are mostly worth listening to more than once       showcases not by playing solos, but with his dexterous
and Signs” curated by Canadian composer Mi-                    that doesn’t mean it’s not pleasant. moffitt’s voice has a     and can be perfect company on quiet afternoons.         finger-picking and strong songwriting. many of the songs
chael Matthews. The concert features late Italian
                                                               sweet, innocent quality reminiscent of a Disney princess.      These seven previously unreleased stories on two        include tasteful bridges and codas that don’t distract, but
composer Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs (1964), an
                                                               Unsurprisingly, she used to sing at Disneyland. moffitt
innovative arrangement of nine traditional folk                                                                               discs should please old fans and would be as good       rather serve the song they’re a part of. The acoustic guitar
songs from several countries, which also includes              manages to have a certain level of honesty and openness
                                                                                                                              a point as any for new listeners to start. each is      tones are clean and warm, and subtle electric guitar
two his own early songs.                                       to her songs, which always remains appealing. The des-
                                                                                                                              entertaining, but there are a couple of real high-      parts---as well as the pedal steel playing of Bill Western
      The performance, which takes place 8:00                  peration and frustration on the final track, “Stolen,” makes
                                                                                                                              lights. In “The Hairdresser,” Dave’s eavesdrop-         and ron Halldorson---give the songs shade and texture.
p.m. Jan. 16 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, will be              it the strongest one on the album. Here moffitt excels at
                                                                                                                              ping on morley leads him to think, erroneously, that    “Dark Star,” the CD’s first song, is the best. Peters’ voice
sung by Montreal’s Mireille Lebel (singing the                 conveying the torment of liking someone but being unable
part that Berio designed for celebrated Ameri-                                                                                his marriage is in serious trouble---with comical       mixes beautifully with the guest vocals of B.C. singer-
                                                               to talk to them. She stays true to the emotion of the situa-
can avant-garde vocalist Cathy Berberian) and                                                                                 (and heartwarming) results. mcLean shows that           songwriter Kim mcmechan in a song about two lovers (or
                                                               tion and that is what makes her enjoyable.
conducted by Michelle Mourre of Winnipeg.                                                                                     he’s in touch with the young folk today with “Tree      is it two potential lovers?) who have reached an impasse
                                                               —Kathleen gallagher
      Other performances that evening will in-                                                                                Planting,” a charming and quietly motivational story    in their relationship. The next two songs, “The Last Word”
clude pianist Cheryl Pauls performing Berio’s
                                                                                                                              about Dave’s daughter Stephanie, who struggles          and “Drifting,” mine similar lyrical territory. although the
Sequenza IV for piano (1966), percussionists
                                                                                                                              through her rookie summer with a planting com-          second half of the disc isn’t as strong as the first, music
Ben Reimer and Marianne McPeek performing
Canadian James Harley’s Encounters II (1984),                                                                                 pany in ontario. “Teeth,” a tale about Dave’s neigh-    fans should check this CD out. after all, as David Lee roth
and WSO principal viola Daniel Scholz per-                                                                                    bour’s quest to eat corn on the cob with false teeth,   once asked, “Who doesn’t like a well-played acoustic
forming excerpts from György Kurtág’s Signs,                                                                                  offers the goofy good humour that mcLean is re-         guitar?”
Games and Messages. Folk Songs was produced                                                                                   nowned for.                                             —aaron epp
relatively early in Berio’s career and is said to
                                                                                                                              —Whitney Light
be more than a simple arrangement of themes
from traditional folk music. It’s a restatement of
these themes in avant-garde musical terms. Cu-
rator Matthews is supportive of Berio’s works,
and explains that they generally “depending
on the time period, exhibit varying balances of
      Berio was well known for his experimental
music, his use of the musical technique called
serialism, and his ground-breaking work in the
electronic music genre. According to Matthews,
Berio was fascinated with human language for
its purely aural quality and superimposed spo-
ken vocal parts in some of his work. He was
likely drawn to the works of author James Joyce
for their experimentation with language, and
incorporated passages of Ulysses in his Thema
(Omaggio a Joyce) (1958). Berio turned to ar-           said, “The stylistic range of music over the last
ranging works by Schubert, Mahler, Wolf and             hundred years is vast, and, sadly, audiences have
other composers near the end of his career, be-         so few opportunities to get to know it.” Seeing
fore his death in 2003.                                 this innovative work will likely prove for some
      Matthews is aware that most music fans            to be a unusual musical experience, but also
don’t get a chance to see works like Bario’s, and       refreshing.
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                                                                                                                                                              SEMAI GAllERY Basement Corridor 264 McDermot Ave 275-5471.
                                                                                                                                                              traces, drawings by Michael Benjamin Brown, until Jan 12. Hours:
                                                                                                                                                              tues-Sat 12-6

                                                                                                                                                              VAUlt GAllERY 2181 Portage Ave Gallery hours 11-5 tues-Sat

    concerTs                                                                    PARK tHEAtRE 698 Osborne St. 478-7275 Jan 10: Scott nolan &
                                                                                ensemble. Jan 11: Breed Productions movie premiere & DVD launch.
                                                                                Jan 13: Jazz Winnipeg nu Sounds Series, 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                              WAYnE ARtHUR GAllERY 186 Provencher Blvd. Colour My World,
                                                                                                                                                              paintings by ted Bobier, until Jan 19. Gallery closed Jan 20-28. Hours:
                                                                                                                                                              tues-Sat 11-5
                                                                                MAnItOBA tHEAtRE CEntRE 174 Market Ave 942-6537 Fiddler on the
                                                          Trole                 Roof, until Jan 26.                                                           WINNIPEG ART GALLERY 300 Memorial Blvd. 789-1760. • Opening Jan
                                                                                                                                                              26: Edward Burtynsky: In the Pursuit of Progress. Internationally ac-
                                                                                SOAP SCUM PRODUCtIOnS presents Space Quest, an improvised                     claimed photographer Edward Burtynsky documents the toll our “want
                                                                                space comedy on Mondays at the Park theater 698 Osborne St. at 8              it all” society is taking on the environment. • Until Feb 10: PostSecret
                                                                                p.m. tickets are $5 and available at the door.                                by Frank Warren. • Until Mar 2: 18 Illuminations: Contemporary Art and
                                                                                                                                                              Light. • Until Mar 9: Inuit Games and Into the Collection: Tony Tascona.

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                                                                                    liTerary                                                                  thurs, Jan 17 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Advance tickets $13 WAG members,
                                                                                                                                                              $15 general public available in person at the WAG or through ticket-
                                                                                                                                                              master. Admission includes admission to the exhibition the night of the
                                                                                MCNALLY ROBINSON GRANT PARK • Jan 10: The Opera Club presents
                                                                                Met Preps, 7 p.m. • Jan 15: Joe McLellan & Matrine McLellan, launch-
   free show JanUary 10th                                                       ing Goose Girl, 7 p.m. • Jan 16: Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson,
                                                                                discussion and signing of Social Murder and Other Shortcomings of
                                                                                Conservative Economics, 7 p.m. • Jan 16: Waldemar Janzen, launch of
tROlE Free concert Jan 10 at Canad Inns Windsor Park, 1034 Elizabeth            Growing up in turbulent times: Memoirs of Soviet Oppression, Refugee
at lagimodiere. Doors open at 6 p.m. show at 8. All night Happy Hour            life in Germany and Immigrant Adjustment to Canada, 8 p.m.
and 35 cent Wings.

KWAGAlA FOUnDAtIOn 2nD AnnUAl BEnEFIt Featuring the JD
Edwards Band, Serena Postel and Ian la Rue. Jan 11 at the Pyramid,
176 Fort St. Doors at 8, show 9. tickets $10 in advance / $12 at the
door, available at Music trader and University of Winnipeg Info booth,                                                                                                                                         vanishing Point
or kwagalafoundation@hotmail.com.                                                                                                                                                                         by Jarod Charzewski
                                                                                                                                                                                                             & Colleen Ludwig
CEntRE Performances by Ryan Stec, Venetian Snares, and Mama
Cutsworth. Video Art, Music, Costumes, Contests, Cake, Prizes, Media
                                                                                                                                                                 ace arT inc
Gift Exchange, and more! thurs, Jan 17 Club Desire - 441 Main St.
Admission is $15 or $5 with costume. Doors open at 8 p.m.

JAZZ UnDER tHE ROOFtOP at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Sat, Jan
19, 8 p.m. Heat up your Saturday night with the George Reznik trio
featuring Bob Jackson and Bill McMahon. tickets $17 WAG members /
                                                                                                                                                                  Bars, cafes & VenUes
$19 adults / $18 seniors and students available at the WAG or through
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                                                                                    wildflowers of manitoba                                                   ACADEMY BAR & EATERY 414 Academy Rd • Jan 12: Manitoba Inde-
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                                                       ian Larue                   PlUg in ica                                                                ACADEMY FOOR DRINKS MUSIC 437 Stradbrook • Jan 15: Ministers
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                                                                                youth art centre.                                                             8 p.m.

                                                                                KEEPSAKES GAllERY 264 McDermot Ave 257-0374 non-profit art                    MCNALLY ROBINSON PORTAGE PLACE • Jan 11: Los Romanticos, 6:
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                                                                                KEn SEGAl GAllERY 4-433 River Ave 477-4527. tues-Fri 10-6 (Sat                OZZY’S 160 Osborne Downstairs • Jan 19: The Doldrums, Codename:
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                                                                                                                                                              PYRAMID CABARET 176 Fort St. • Jan 12: Elvis Lives! Elvis Birthday
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                                                                                10-5.                                                                         of Manitoba’s best Elvis tribute Artists! there will be a cold cut buffet, a
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Jones with Andy Jones live in person, 7 p.m. • Jan. 12-17: The King of          100 Arthur St (Artspace) 942-8183                                             Riviera Regime.
Kong, 7 & 9 p.m. (additional 2 p.m. show Jan 12). Play Donkey Kong
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                                                                                OUtWORKS GAllERY 290 McDermot Ave 949-0274
                                                                                                                                                              Wed at 9 p.m. The Marlborough Men. • Thurs at 9 p.m. Shandra and
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                                                                                      Girlfriends/Hand of Osiris. • Saturday, Jan 12: New Technicians vs.
                                                                                      Tomorrows/Swayback/The Say Goodbyes. • Friday, Jan 18: Nutty Klub
                                                                                      DJs. • Saturday, Jan 19: Deep Cave Presents Big Bear’s Birthday Show.
                                                                                      • Thursday, Jan 24: We Are Wolves with special guests Tigerr Beat.
                                                                                      tickets $8.00 at Into the Music, Music trader and online at www.ticket-
                                                                                      workshop.com. • Friday, Jan 25: Nutty Klub DJs. • Saturday, Jan 26: Cry
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               nEEDS CEntRE FOR WAR AFFECtED FAMIlIES is looking for vol-

                                                                                          commUniTy eVenTs                                                                                                                                     unteers to work with immigrant and refugee children and youth. the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               needs Centre provides accessible services and programs to children/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               youth from the ages 5-18. Programming includes arts, crafts, music,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               computer skills, employment, educational and EAl activities. For more
          Jan 13 aT Times changed                                                                                                                                                                                                              information, contact Jodi Alderson, Volunteer Coordinator at 940-1265
                                                                                      tHE lAtE lUnCH SHOW - Fabulous training for Arts & Cultural types.                                                                                       or email volunteers@needsinc.ca.
                                                                                      the 7 Aspects of Personal Resiliency with Erin Stewart, Acting Dean
 SHANNON’S IRISH PUB 175 Carlton St. • Jan 10: Ash. • Jan 11: Flosoul.
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 Filbatross. • Jan 16: Sheena Grobb.
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                                                                                      ARtS (2787)                                                                                                                                              per week through the school year. Call 253-7993 or email cgartside@
 TIMES CHANGED HIGH AND LONESOME CLUB 234 Main St. • Jan 13:                                                                                                                                                                                   frontiercollege.ca for more information. literacy is an essential skill in
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                                                                                      SIMPlICItY CIRClES with the Simplicity Practice and Resource Centre.
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 WEST END CULTURAL CENTRE 586 Ellice Ave. • Jan 11: Split Lip Grin                    Community Centre, 980 Palmerston. Registration $150 at 475-4233 or                                                                                       reading. through a network of thousands of volunteers, Frontier College
 w/ Grandmaster and Jarhead. • Jan 12: An Evening with Uncle Val star-                info@simplicitycentre.org                                                                                                                                is helping people to realize their potential and seize the opportunities that
 ring Andy Jones.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              come their way. See www.frontiercollege.ca.

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                                                   or work placement, arrangements must be              completed a first degree or, for post-doctoral         SoroPTimiST FoundaTion oF Canada                   DID YOU KnOW… If you are a student who

UNIverSITY                                         made with a University of Winnipeg academic
                                                   department to grant degree credit for the
                                                                                                        fellowships, a Ph.D., by the beginning of
                                                                                                        the tenure of the award. Applications must
                                                                                                        be submitted on-line via the website, www.
                                                                                                                                                               Are offering its Grants for Women Awards
                                                                                                                                                               for women enrolled in a graduate program of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  has had past Government Student loans and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  you are currently a full-time student, please
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fill out a Schedule 2 document to remain in

                                                                                                                                                               studies at Canadian universities. the aim is to
                                                                                                        scholarships.gc.ca Please note that the                assist women in financial-need to complete         non-payment status. Please come to Student
                                                   Special consideration will be given to               governments of Italy, Japan, the netherlands                                                              Services in Graham hall, where front counter
                                                   applicants under 25 years of age who elect                                                                  their studies for careers in a field that will
                                                                                                        and Spain also offer awards to Canadian                improve the quality of women’s lives. Ap-          staff can help you with this form.
                                                   to self-identify. Application and all supporting     graduate students. the embassies of these
                                                   documents should be submitted to the                                                                        plication forms for 2008 are available on-line     DID YOU KnOW…. 2008 Winter terms
                                                                                                        countries in Canada are responsible for the            at http://www.soroptimistfoundation.ca/
                                                   University of Winnipeg Global College 1W01,          administration of their respective scholar-                                                               Disbursements of Manitoba Student loans:
INTerNaL aWarDS:                                   Wesley Hall - 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
                                                   MB R3B2E9 Deadline: January 30, 2008.
                                                                                                        ships.                                                 Deadline: January 31, 2008                         Confirmation of Enrollment will be done
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  electronically in the Awards & Financial Aid
                                                                                                        Deadline: January 28, 2008 for awards                                                                     Office, and an authorized loan document will
univerSiTy oF winniPeg generaL                                                                          beginning academic year 2008-2009                      Kin Canada BurSarieS                               be mailed to you by the MSAP office in late
                                                   univerSiTy oF winniPeg graduaTe &
BurSary aPPLiCaTionS                                                                                                                                           Awards are available to Canadian citizens or       December.
                                                   ProFeSSionaL STudieS aPPLiCaTion
General Bursary Application Forms are now          eXPenSeS BurSary                                     THe daTaTeL SCHoLarS FoundaTion                        landed immigrants who plan to register as a
                                                                                                                                                               full-time student in September of the upcom-       MSAP representatives will be available on
in the Awards office located in Graham Hall                                                             SCHoLarSHiPS
                                                   this bursary assists students with respect                                                                  ing school year at a recognized university,        January 3 and 4 in the Bulman Centre to
or at Student Central in Centennial Hall.
                                                   to the high costs associated with applying           the University of Winnipeg is a new Datatel            community college, technical institute or          process your Manitoba Student loan and de-
Bursaries are small, supplementary financial       to Graduate and Professional Schools.                client institution and as such, Datatel is             other post-secondary institution for advanced      posit it to your bank account. to do this, they
assistance awards, normally $300 - $750            Applicants must meet the following criteria:         offering unique scholarships ranging in value          learning. $1000 scholarships will be awarded       will require the following information: -one
in value. In order to be considered, you                                                                from $1,000 to $2500 to students from our              to students who demonstrate high ideals            piece of identification with your signature
                                                   • Have a minimum GPA of 3.55 in the                  institution.                                                                                              -complete bank account information (void
must prove financial need and you must be                                                                                                                      and qualities of citizenship. Applications
                                                   previous academic year.                                                                                                                                        cheque or bank transit, institution code and
making satisfactory academic progress (i.e.                                                                                                                    should be submitted to a Kinsmen, Kinette or
                                                                                                        Datatel Scholars Foundation Scholarships—                                                                 account numbers
maintaining a “C” average). Because funds          • Be registered in the final year of an honours                                                             Kin Club nearest your permanent residence
                                                                                                        for outstanding students currently attending
are limited, not everyone who qualifies will       or four-year degree program in Arts or                                                                      by February 1st. Applications are available
                                                                                                        eligible Datatel client institutions.                                                                     If you present your loan document to the
receive a bursary. these University of Win-        Science, or in the final year of the Integrated                                                             either in the U of W Awards Office located
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  representatives on these dates, you will have
nipeg bursaries are available to our students      B.Ed program.                                        Returning Student scholarships—for                     in Graham Hall, or on-line at http://www.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to forward this information to the MSAP
in any year of their program.                                                                           outstanding students currently attending               bursary.ca/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  office on your own, along with your loan
                                                   • Have documented financial need: a Canada           eligible Datatel client institutions, who have                                                            document. Please also note the following:
Deadline date: January 31, 2008.                   Student loan/Provincial loan or a Student                                                                   Deadline: February 1, 2008
                                                                                                        returned to higher education after an absence
                                                   line of credit at a banking institution.             of five years or more.                                                                                    Missing Information. If any documentation
anTHony J. BeSaraBowiCz BurSary                                                                                                                                maCKenzie King SCHoLarSHiP                         requested by the MSAP, such as summer
                                                   • Full-time and part-time students may apply.        nancy Goodhue lynch scholarships—for                   Program                                            income verification, has not yet been
this annual award of $1000 is established
                                                                                                        outstanding undergraduate students                                                                        submitted, electronic confirmation of your
from a bequest from Anthony J. Besarabow-          Applications are available in the Awards                                                                    the Open Scholarship is available to gradu-
                                                                                                        majoring in Information technology related                                                                loan document will not occur and your loan
icz through the Winnipeg Foundation. It will       office located in Student Services and will                                                                 ates of Canadian universities who pursue
                                                                                                        curriculum programs at eligible Datatel client                                                            funds will not be in place at the beginning of
be awarded to a certified teacher who has          be accepted beginning november 15, 2007.                                                                    graduate study in any discipline, in Canada or
                                                                                                        institutions.                                                                                             the Winter term.
taught for at least one year and who registers     Students may apply any time during the Fall/                                                                elsewhere. One Open Scholarship is awarded
at the University of Winnipeg in a degree,         Winter academic year, providing that funding         Apply online at www.datatel.com.                       each year. the value has recently been about
diploma, or certificate program leading to                                                                                                                                                                        Revision to your needs assessment. You
                                                   is available for this bursary.                                                                              $10,000 but it is subject to change.
further qualifications, not necessarily in the                                                                                                                                                                    should be aware that new information, such
                                                                                                        Deadline: January 31, 2008.                                                                               as verification of your summer income,
field of education. the applicant must be          Applications will be evaluated on a first come,                                                             the traveling Scholarship is available to
planning to return to teaching in Manitoba.        first serve basis.                                                                                          graduates of Canadian universities who             may increase or decrease your MSAP needs
                                                                                                        Canadian Hard oF Hearing aSSoCia-                      pursue graduate study in the United States         assessment and the resulting loan amounts
Preference will be given to a student in need
                                                                                                        Tion                                                                                                      you are eligible to receive. Similarly, if your
of financial assistance.

Applications are available from and should
                                                       eXTerNaL aWarDS:                                 the purpose of these awards are to offer
                                                                                                                                                               or the United Kingdom in the areas of
                                                                                                                                                               international relations or industrial relations.   current course load is different from that on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  your notice of Assistance letter, the amount
                                                                                                        financial assistance and recognition to hard           Recently four scholarships of $11,000 each
be submitted to the Awards & Financial Aid         auCC awardS                                          of hearing and deafened students registered            have been awarded annually, but the number         of loan you are eligible to receive may
Office, Student Services, Graham Hall, Main                                                             in a full time program at a recognized                 and the amount are subject to change.              change.
Floor.                                             the Association of Universities and Colleges
                                                                                                        Canadian college or university, in any area
                                                   of Canada provides 150 scholarship pro-                                                                     Applications are available either in the U of      did you Know... Manitoba Student Aid
                                                                                                        of study, with the ultimate goal of obtain-
Deadline date: January 18, 2008.                   grams on behalf of the Federal Government,                                                                  W Awards Office located in Graham Hall, or         staff is on campus on Fridays from 1 - 4p.m.
                                                                                                        ing a diploma or degree. Applicants are
                                                   domestic and foreign agencies, and private                                                                  on-line at www.mkingscholarships.ca                to set up an appointment time, phone
                                                                                                        requested to read the criteria for eligibility
                                                   sector companies. Check out website www.                                                                                                                       786-9458.
weC B.ed. Program BurSarieS For                                                                         and to provide all the information required
                                                   aucc.ca look under the heading scholar-                                                                     Deadline: February 1, 2008
aBoriginaL STudenTS                                                                                     to complete the application. Applications are                                                             the Awards and Financial Aid staff at the
                                                   ships open to the public.
                                                                                                        available either in the U of W Awards Office                                                              University of Winnipeg will continue to keep
winifred gamble Bursary
                                                   Deadlines: various                                   located in Graham Hall, or on-line at www.             maniToBa STudenT aid Program                       you informed of available awards, scholar-
this bursary is awarded to an aboriginal                                                                chha.ca/chha/scholarships-index.php                    (mSaP)                                             ships and bursary opportunities.
student who has completed 30 credit hours          Trudeau FoundaTion doCToraL                                                                                 DID YOU KnOW... You can still apply for a
                                                                                                        Deadline: January 31, 2008.
and is registered currently in the second          SCHoLarSHiPS                                                                                                2007/2008 government student loan online           Financial aid websites
year of the B.Ed. program at the Winnipeg                                                                                                                      at website www.manitobastudentaid.ca
Education Centre. Value: $600.00                   this award is offered to humanities and              Canadian norTHern STudieS TruST                                                                           Canlearn Site www.canlearn.ca
                                                   social science students who are pursing              awardS                                                 DID YOU KnOW... You can check the status
grace Thomson memorial Bursary                     Doctoral                                                                                                    of your student aid application, find out          Manitoba Student Aid Program www.
                                                                                                        Awards are available to undergraduate                                                                     manitobastudentaid.ca
                                                                                                        students who are interested in pursuing                what documentation is still outstanding, and
this bursary is awarded to an aboriginal           Studies in human rights and social justice.                                                                 update your address information and much
woman who is registered currently in any           Up to fifteen (15) trudeau Scholarships are          studies in the northern regions of Canada
                                                                                                        including nWt, nunavut, Yukon and the                  more on line? Go to www.manitobastuden-            Surfing for dollars?
year of the B.Ed. program at the Winnipeg                                                                                                                      taid.ca My SAO to log into your existing
Education Centre. Value: $875.00                   awarded each year. Each scholarship is               Provincial north. Awards are also available                                                               try these two websites for more award
                                                                                                        for those students pursuing masters or                 account.
                                                   valued at $35,000 per year for three years,                                                                                                                    opportunities.
Applications available at the Winnipeg Educa-      plus up to an additional $15,000 annually to         doctoral degrees in northern studies.
tion Centre from Kevin lamoureux, or from          support research-related travel. Interested          Application information can be found on-line                                                              www.studentawards.com
the Awards office located at the University of     students can find more information at www.           at http://www.acuns.ca/
                                                   trudeaufoundation.ca                                                                                                                                           www.scholarshipscanada.com
Winnipeg, Graham Hall.
                                                                                                        Deadline: January 31, 2008
Deadline date: January 18, 2008                    Deadline date: January 10, 2008.
                                                                                                        mariTime dairy induSTry SCHoLar-
dr. dougLaS w. LeaTHerdaLe gLoBaL                  youTH ServeS maniToBa Program                        SHiP
CiTizen inTernSHiP Program                         Youth Serves Manitoba (YSM) encour-                  Students who have completed at least two
the Dr. Douglas W. leatherdale Global Citizen      ages post-secondary students to engage in            years of post-secondary education and are
Internship Program provides study periods of       meaningful, part-time community service              currently enrolled in a program that has
six weeks to three months to U of Winnipeg         with incorporated non-profit or registered           application to the dairy industry are eligible
students looking to study abroad, and to           charitable organizations. Upon successful            to make application for this scholarship. two
international students wanting to pursue their     completion of 100 hours of service, approved         scholarships of $2000.00 will be awarded.
studies at the University of Winnipeg. the         students will receive a $500 bursary towards         For more information email mroy@dfc-plc.
program is designed to support students            tuition or student loans.                            ca Applications are available on-line at http://
who want to augment their degree programs                                                               www.dairygoodness.ca/
with credits they obtain through international     Students who have completed 100
studies/activities in Human Rights and Global      community service hours on or before                 Deadline: January 31, 2008.
Studies, Health and Human Potential, or            January 11, 2008 may apply to the program
other topics relevant to Global College            to increase their community service to 200           rBC aBoriginaL STudenT awardS
activities.                                        hours and be eligible for an additional $500         Program
                                                   bursary. to apply, students must forward a
Applicants must satisfy the following criteria:    letter of request signed by the student and an       Each year, eight students will receive
                                                   organization representative along with their         $4000,00 annually for their education
• Satisfactory academic performance (B             completed Hours of Service Record. You               expenses, to a maximum of four years
average or higher; GPA 3.00)                       must be a full-time student and returning in         at university or two years at college, in
                                                   the next academic year, 16 years of age or           disciplines related (but not restricted) to the
• Demonstrated commitment to the                   over, legally entitled to work in Canada and be      financial services industry. If you are a Status
community                                          approved by the YSM staff before beginning           Indian, non-status Indian, Inuit or Metis,
                                                   your community service hours for this                you may apply for this award provided you
• Demonstrated leadership qualities                                                                     meet the following qualifications: you are a
                                                   program. For more information or to apply,
                                                   go on-line at                                        permanent residence/citizen of Canada, can
• Successful completion of at least 30 credit
                                                                                                        provide proof of acceptance to an accredited
hours in pursuit of an undergraduate degree.
                                                   http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/youth/employers/            post-secondary institution, in a discipline
Recipients will likely be in the second or third
                                                   YouthServes.html Deadline: January 25,               relevant to the banking industry (e.g.
year of a 4-year or Honours degree program.
                                                   2008.                                                business, economics, computer science)
• Pursuit of one of the focus areas of the                                                              or other industry not relevant to banking, a
Global College Institutes                                                                               full-time student, and are in need of financial
                                                   Foreign governmenT awardS
• Proposed program of study or activity in         Countries—Chile, Colombia, Korea, Russia
selected international institution must be         and Philippines                                      Applications are available either in the U of W
for university credit. Should recipients wish                                                           Awards Office located in Graham Hall, or on-
                                                   Awards are available to Canadian citizens            line at http://www.rbc.com/uniquecareers/
to participate in an international practicum
                                                   for graduate studies or research abroad at           campus/aboriginal-student-awards.html
                                                   the master’s, doctoral or post-doctoral level.
                                                   For most countries, applicants must have             Deadline: January 31, 2008.
 January 10, 2008     The Uniter            contact: uniter @ uniter.ca

18          SportS

Sports                                                          sports editor: kaLen QuaLLy
                                                                e-mail: sports@uNiter.ca

41           ST
                            annuaL mTS weSmen CLaSSiC
local talENt ShiNES iN WiNNipEg baSkEtball ShoWcaSE
                                                                          under. There was also an eight-team tournament for boys’ high              finished first, taking the Classic for the second time in three years.
            Kalen QUally                                                  school basketball and men’s university basketball, with the finals         They beat Minot State in the final by a score of 98-88.
            sPorTs ediTor                                                 happening on Dec. 30.                                                            The Wesmen Classic also matched up the city’s top high school
                                                                                At the university level, the host Wesmen failed to win the           level talent. The Garden City Fighting Gophers made their way to

                                                                          Classic for a second consecutive year. The Wesmen defeated Royal           the championship game for the second year in a row, but unlike
         he Wesmen Classic is an opportunity for basketball play-         Military College in their opening match, 80-56, before losing to           last year, they were able to finish the job by beating the defending
         ers of all ages to participate in a showcase of Winnipeg’s       Minot State and being relegated to the 3rd place match. They lost          provincial champion, Oak Park, by a score of 87-64. Garden City
         top talent. The Classic is a Christmas Tradition that took       that game to Calgary, 99-79. Erfan Nasajpour, who was the Wes-             was nothing short of dominant in winning all three of their games
place throughout the month of December and included boys’ age             men Classic MVP a year ago, was named a tournament all-star                by margins of 23, 32 and 23 points respectively. The high school
groups of 11-years old and under, 12-years, 13-years, 14-years, 15-       after leading the Wesmen in scoring through the tournament and             tournament MVP was Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson of Garden City,
years, and 17-years, as well as a girls’ age group of 13-years and        putting up 36 in the final game against Calgary. Brock University          who racked up 25 points in the final against Oak Park.

THe PremierSHiP
                                                                                                             where. In the history of the Premiership, they              Ham United, putting them two points behind
                                                                                                             had a slow start and it wasn’t until the 1997-98            Arsenal. However, the team appears to be a bit
                                                                                                             season that they took home their first title. So far        too dependent on their young star, Ronaldo. Sir
                                                                                                             this season, they remain first place with a slight          Alex Ferguson commented recently on ESPN
                                                     have witnessed only the above-mentioned teams           lead over the famed Manchester United. Manag-               SoccerNET after shutting down transfer win-

thE guNNErS                                          take the title. In most cases, it’s easy to compare
                                                     rosters and notice a pattern of remarkable play-
                                                                                                             ers and trainers come and go but the story flows a
                                                                                                             little different for Arsenal. The Frenchman Arsene
                                                                                                                                                                         dows and a request from Real Madrid to pick up
                                                                                                                                                                         Ronaldo: “We have never spoken to them and

aND maN u                                            ers, but that is not true for this league. Was it the
                                                     coaches that were amazing? With coaches chang-
                                                                                                             Wenger has been with the team since the 96-97
                                                                                                             season and is the club’s longest running and most
                                                                                                                                                                         they have never spoken to us,” he said, explain-
                                                                                                                                                                         ing the trade relation between Real Madrid and

lEaDiNg at thE                                       ing constantly in soccer, it’s very doubtful. It’s
                                                     very hard to find a specific formula for continued
                                                                                                             successful manager. It is no wonder that he’s still
                                                                                                             with the team; no sense in replacing a good man-
                                                                                                                                                                         Manchester United. He also stated on Ronaldo’s
                                                                                                                                                                         case: “It is nonsense and tedious. Who would not

half                                                 success and I’ve just come to believe that there        ager. The great thing about Arsenal, at least right         be interested in Ronaldo? That is why we bought
                                                     really isn’t one. One could assume great manage-        now, is that they find success through very few             him.” With a little less than half of the season to
                                                     ment and training but with different players and        big names. By big names, I refer to Beckham,                go, Manchester United should hopefully deliver
                                                                                                             Henry, Zidane and so forth. The current Arsenal             a great performance.
marKo BilandziJa                                     coaches being changed up so often, I don’t see
                                                                                                             lineup is very strong. Currently their lineup con-                Even though I was disappointed in Liv-
VolUnTeer sTaff                                      that making the grand difference.
                                                            The 2007-2008 season isn’t much different        tains players like Toure, de Silva, Fabregas and            erpool’s recent decline due to constant draws
                                                     compared to the past. Currently Arsenal is lead-        Adebayor. Any team out there should fear play-              against Wigan Athletic and Manchester City,

         he English Premiership (Barclays Pre-       ing the chart with full games played so far, with       ing Arsenal. Having each area of the field care-            these two teams will make a grand final worth
         miership) is not an ancient competition     Manchester United in a close-call second place          fully covered, manager Arsene Wenger is looking             watching. However, Chelsea can easily come out
         by any means. The point-based tourna-       and Chelsea trailing in third. Liverpool, though        to perform another double by winning both in                on top with Joe Cole and Frank Lampard, poten-
ment held its first season in 1992. Having 20        not at having played full games to this point, is at    the Premiership and the FA Cup, where Arsenal               tially surprising us enough to bounce from their
teams in the competition, one would think that       fifth place, falling below Manchester City by one       has definitely succeeded before. By this time,              current third place to first. As it is still too early
there would be some decent changeups in win-         point. Perhaps we might see some difference in          most any team out there should know why the                 to know what the final outcome will be, I can
ners throughout the Premiership’s short history.     top finishers this year or it could all change still.   Arsenal F.C. is also known as “The Gunners.”                only predict. And predict is what I shall do:
Apparently there isn’t.                              With the season only halfway completed, it’s too               On the other hand our current champion,                    My take on the winner for this season
      When soccer fans think of top performing       close to call right now.                                Manchester United, hold a close-call second                 would have to be Arsenal. Always being under
teams from England, the majority would name                 We have seen the defending champions,            place to the above mentioned Arsenal. Big-                  Manchester United’s shadow does them little
off Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and          Manchester United, take second place to Arse-           ger names, best performance history, and with               good and recently they have been fighting even
Liverpool. But if you look at the Premiership’s      nal, who currently hold the second-most Pre-            the most titles, will Manchester United play it             harder and it shows. With talented recent addi-
history, the champion teams have always been         miership titles won, which is three to Man. U’s         through for another win? Or will they give teams            tions to the squad, it’ll be a great finale, win or
Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea with          nine. I wanted to cover these two teams, as at          like Arsenal and Chelsea, or perhaps Liverpool              not… but mostly win.
the exception of the 1994-95 season, where the       least one of them will have a huge impact on the        and Manchester City a chance at the title? As
Blackburn Rovers took the title. For those who       final result. Now, our big contender and current        stated earlier, it’s still very early to tell. With great
aren’t familiar with the Premiership way of play,    champion Manchester United has won this com-            players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney
a champion is crowned at the end of a season         petition nine times, which is the most out of all       and Carlos Alberto Tevez, it is hard to see how
(August-May) after they have played all the other    of the clubs by at least three-fold. Needless to        such a team can lose or fall very far behind. Not
teams twice: once at home and once away. If the      say, it wasn’t the English managing these winners       only with great talent to show on the field, but
points are tied between the top two teams, then      since no Premiership Team Champions had an              they also are led by a knight, Sir Alex Ferguson.
there is a tie-breaking procedure employed that      English manager.                                               There is little I can say that is bad about this
considers goal differential among other criteria.           Arsenal have always been a top-notch team,       team. Although they won their last game against
      Over a span of 15 completed seasons, we        winning competitions and tournaments every-             Birmingham, they lost the previous one to West
                                                                                                                                                       contact: uniter @ uniter.ca              The Uniter         January 10, 2008

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nFL PiCKS                                                            Kalen Q
                                                                     Scott C
                                                                     Jo V
                                                                     Dan V

                                                                     Tom A      36-29             .554
                                                                     Steven K   36-29             .554
                                                                                                                                                                                        comPiled By Kalen QUally

       Kalen Qually is the sports editor at the
<italics>Uniter<italics>, appears regularly on the Ultra
                                                                       Kalen picks: Seahawks                                  Tom picks: Patriots                               my dog ate it
Mega Sports Show, and is a former NFL Picks champ.
                                                                       Jo picks: Packers
       Jo Villaverde is a longtime football player, first
                                                                       Dan picks: Seahawks
year NFL Picks member, and regular contributor to
                                                                       Steve picks: Packers                                            Game #3:                                        When the Boston Red Sox won the World
Uniter Sports.                                                         Tom picks: Packers                                                                                       Series in 2004, it took a court order to seize
                                                                                                                                 San Diego Chargers
       Dan Verville is a contributor to Uniter Sports                                                                                                                           the baseball from the final out of the series
                                                                                                                                 @ Indianapolis Colts
and is a veteran of NFL Picks.
                                                                                                                          “Oddly enough, this game doesn’t entirely             from first baseman Doug Mientkiwicz. If you
   Steven Kotelniski is a regular contributor to                                 Game #2:
                                                                                                                   rest on the shoulders of Peyton Manning, but                 want the baseball from the final out of the
  Uniter Sports, a rookie to NFL Picks, and a former                     Jacksonville Jaguars
               fantasy league champion.                                                                            rather the Indianapolis defense. It’s a question             2007 World Series, you’ll have to go through
                                                                       @ New England Patriots                                                                                   Jonathan Papelbon’s dog. Not to be confused
       Tom Asselin is the co-host of the Ultra Mega
                                                                  “Let’s take a look at what the Patriots’ quar-   of who they want to pay more attention to. Do
Sports Show and is also the defending NFL Picks                                                                    you want to focus on stopping LT or do you                   with Pavlov’s dog, who just drools a lot,
                                                            terback has accomplished to this point: guided                                                                      Papelbon’s dog eats baseballs. The Red Sox
                                                            team to undefeated season, set single season TD        want to shut down the passing game? The Ti-
                                                                                                                                                                                pitcher received the ball from the final out and
                                                            record, awarded league MVP, currently dates            tans figured LT was the gamebreaker and shut
                                                                                                                                                                                kept it in his home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi,
                    Game #1:                                Gisele Bundchen… Brady is seriously overdue            him down, but forgot about Rivers in the sec-
                                                                                                                                                                                where according to ESPN.com, his dog, Boss,
             Jacksonville Jaguars                           to get mauled by a cougar. While we don’t have         ond half. It’s a coin flip. You shut down one of
                                                                                                                                                                                got a hold of the prized piece of memorabilia.
              @ Tennessee Titans                            a cougar, a Jaguar will suffice. The Jags are the      two and hope the other has a bad day. No mat-
                                                                                                                                                                                As Papelbon explained, “He jumped up on
      “It’s kind of a surprise that the Seahawks            ultimate underdog (under-cat?), not only be-           ter how you look at it, the Colts are up against a           the counter one day and snatched it. He likes
are here. The Redskins were hot coming into last            cause they’re playing an undefeated team but           pretty decent team. I’m taking the Chargers in a             rawhide. He tore that thing to pieces.” (ESPN.
week’s game. Seattle’s defence did well to allow            because they have a better shot at New England         little bit of an upset at the RCA Dome to meet               com)
only 14 points out of Washington’s offence. You             than anyone else. The Jags are a team known for        up with Patriots in the AFC Final.”
might think that Brett Favre and Ryan Grant                 their defence, but 31 points against the Steelers             —Dan Verville                                         “that’S why i hate toronto…”
will put up more points than the Seahawks can               is pretty damn impressive. The numbers will tell
                                                                                                                              Kalen picks: Colts
handle, but who knows the Packer offence bet-               you the undefeated Patriots are a no-brainer to                                                                            New York Rangers’ mouthpiece Sean
                                                                                                                              Jo picks: Colts
ter than Mike Holmgren? Expect both teams                   win, but I’m going with the gut on this one. The                  Dan picks: Chargers                               Avery is generally disliked all over the NHL,
to be well prepared and possibly a defensive                underdog wins a memorable one, 20-17.”                            Steve picks: Colts                                but he let it be known why he dislikes the city
match-up against two good offensive teams.                        —Kalen Qually                                               Tom picks: Colts                                  of Toronto prior to the Leafs-Rangers Dec. 29
Expect late game dramatics with the Packers                                                                                                                                     game. According to FanNation.com, Avery
coming out on top 20-10.”                                              Kalen picks: Jaguars                                                                                     was raised in Pickering, a suburb of Toronto,
                                                                       Jo picks: Patriots                                              Game #4:
      —Jo Villaverde                                                                                                                                                            but hates coming home to play. “I never enjoy
                                                                       Dan picks: Patriots                                        New York Giants
                                                                                                                                 @ Dallas Cowboys                               playing in Toronto, really.” When asked to
                                                                       Steve picks: Patriots
                                                                                                                                                                                explain himself, Avery answered, “Why? I
                                                                                                                          “The playoffs are a sudden death extension
                                                                                                                                                                                don’t enjoy hockey-obsessed Canadians. The
                                                                                                                   of the regular season. What happened in week
                                                                                                                                                                                exchange rate is not very good right now. And
                                                                                                                   two is irrelevant, and what happened over the
                                                                                                                                                                                it’s going to cost me a lot of money for tickets
                                                                                                                   past two weeks is what matters. It’s all about
                                                                                                                                                                                for people I don’t even like. How’s that for a
                                                                                                                   momentum and the Giants are riding a wave
                                                                                                                                                                                list?” Not since the Hamburglar has someone
                                                                                                                   of it into the second round of the playoffs. The             played the villain so well. (fannation.com)
                                                                                                                   Cowboys are down a Terrell Owens and Tony
                                                                                                                   Romo’s play leaves a lot to be desired. It’s like
                                                                                                                                                                                davy crockett would
                                                                                                                   he’s constantly looking over his shoulder (at Jes-           be So proud
                                                                                                                   sica Simpson, perhaps?). The Giants are a legiti-
                                                                                                                   mate threat to upset, but I think the playoff bye
                                                                                                                                                                                        Tre Merritt, a young boy from Dewitt,
                                                                                                                   will save the ailing ‘Boys after all. It’s time for
                                                                                                                                                                                Arkansas, killed his first black bear at just five
                                                                                                                   Romo’s playoff redemption.”
                                                                                                                                                                                years of age. Why is this important? As re-
                                                                                                                          —Kalen Qually                                         ported by ESPN.com, Tre is a descendent of
                                                                                                                                                                                the raccoon hat-wearing Davy Crockett. “His
                                                                                                                              Kalen picks: Cowboys
                                                                                                                              Jo picks: Cowboys
                                                                                                                                                                                10th great-grandfather was Davy Crockett,”
                                                                                                                              Dan picks: Cowboys                                explained Tre’s grandfather, Mike Merritt.
                                                                                                                              Steve picks: Cowboys                              According to Grandpa Merritt, Tre could
                                                                                                                              Tom picks: Cowboys                                have one-upped old Davy. “Davy suppos-
                                                                                                                                                                                edly killed a bear when he was three. And Tre
                                                                                                                                                                                is five and really killed a bear. I really doubt
                                                                                                                                                                                if Davy really killed one when he was three.”
                                                                                                                                                                                The bear Tre killed weighed 445 pounds,
                                                                                                                                                                                which is roughly 12 times his weight. Funny
                                                                                                                                                                                how things can even out with a gun.

                                                                                                                                                                                ruSSian tenniS Star
                                                                                                                                                                                tied up by robberS

                                                                                                                                                                                       Anna Chakvetadze was tied up while
                                                                                                                                                                                intruders robbed her home on Dec. 18. The
                                                                                                                                                                                young Russian tennis star is currently ranked
                                                                                                                                                                                sixth in women’s tennis. She was reportedly
                                                                                                                                                                                bound for half an hour while masked robbers
                                                                                                                                                                                stole money and goods worth hundreds of
                                                                                                                                                                                dollars from her home just outside Moscow.
                                                                                                                                                                                According to SI.com, six assailants approached
                                                                                                                                                                                the home at dawn and entered the home
                                                                                                                                                                                after tying up Chakvetadze’s maid in another
                                                                                                                                                                                building and forcing her to hand over a remote
                                                                                                                                                                                control that allowed them to enter through the
                                                                                                                                                                                garage. Just a thought…Chakvetadze may
                                                                                                                                                                                want to consider a security guard to hold the
                                                                                                                                                                                remote to her home, instead of a maid. Maybe
                                                                                                                                                                                next time. (SI.com)
January 10, 2008    The Uniter         contact: uniter @ uniter.ca

20         SportS

weSmen edge BiSonS in CroSS-Town THriLLer
iNtENSE See-SaW Battle culmi-
                                                                                                      folded. In the final game of the two-game series,     when the Wesmen began to pull away from their
                                                                                                      both teams wanted the win; however, the Wesmen        one-point lead to make it a seven-point game.
                                                                                                      just wanted it more. In the beginning, it looked            “Every time we play the Bisons it’s always
NatES iN WinniPeg victory                                                                             like the Wesmen were in trouble as Manitoba was
                                                                                                      forcing turnovers and the Bisons quickly jumped
                                                                                                                                                            a close game,” said post Matt Opalko. “We were
                                                                                                                                                            ready to play them, they were ready to play us. It
                                                                                                      to a lead of 23-16 at the end of the first quarter.   was good to close out the two game series with a

                                                          n Saturday night, in a packed Univer-       The tides turned in the second quarter, with the      win today.”
michael collins
                                                          sity of Manitoba gym, the classic rivalry   Wesmen trailing by a single point. At the end of            The game finished with a score of 80-73,
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                                                          between the Winnipeg Wesmen and             the half it seemed like both teams were getting       which bumps the Wesmen record to 9-10. When
                                                 the Manitoba Bisons men’s basketball teams un-       ready to pull out all stops to force a win out of a   asked about the post-season, Opalko said, “We’re
                                                                                                                           tight defensive game.            taking it game by game, and our goal is to get a
                                                                                                                                 The third quarter was      home-court advantage for the first round of play-

                                                                                                                     KAren Asher, The MAnIToBAn
                                                                                                                           the beginning of the end for     offs this year.”
                                                                                                                           the Bisons, as Wesmen guard            With the cross-town match-up culminating
                                                                                                                           Erfan Nasajpour began scor-      in a Winnipeg victory, Opalko’s goal of home-
                                                                                                                           ing almost at will. The Wes-     court advantage seems like a definite possibility.
                                                                                                                           men tied it up at the end of     Let’s just hope that the Wesmen play every game
                                                                                                                           the quarter at 57 points each    like it’s against the Bisons in order to make the
                                                                                                                           and momentum was swing-          shots when they count. Otherwise, the Wesmen
                                                                                                                           ing their way. The final pe-     might be doomed to another first-round playoff
                                                                                                                           riod of play ended the hopes     defeat, and Opalko’s lofty post-season goal might
                                                                                                                           of the Manitoba Bisons,          never come to fruition.

Wesmen and Bison went head to head at the U of M last weekend.

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