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Cops charge - Digilog at UOIT and DC
VOLUME XXVI, ISSUE 2
SEPTEMBER 29, 1998
Cops charge
DC student
who claimed
sex assault
BY MICHAEL ADAMS
Centre. When she arrived, she
Chronicle staff
told her friend that she had
A Durham College student been sexually assaulted. This
was charged last Friday with friend told other friends, who
two counts of public mischief, eventually involved the police.
after she claimed that she had
When police arrived to
been sexually assaulted out- investigate the incident, the
side the Student Centre.
woman refused to co-operate
Durham students arrived at and then left for a Toronto
school on Thursday morning hospital.
to notice police cars surroundPolice had intended to wrap
ing the Student Centre and up the case but on further
police Investigating an area investigation laid the two
taped off behind the building. charges.
One charge is in relation to
It was believed that a sexual
assault had taken place there. the complaint, and the.»pther
Durham Regional Police now is for providing the name of a
say the assault never hap- possible suspect.
The 20-year-old student is
pened.
The incident began when a to
Oshawa
in
appear
woman arrived late for a meet- Provincial Court at 850 King
ing outside the Student St. W., Oct. 16.
Teachers ratify contract
Bv CHRISTOPHER HARPER
were in favor of the new con-
Chronicle staff
Ontario college teachers
have voted in favor of the new
contract .that was agreed upon
in late August.
Figures were not available
for Durham College but,
across the province 62 per
cent of professors showed up
for the vote and 95.5 per cent
tract.
With the ratification of the
contract teachers will receive a
3-per cent increase now and a
2-per cent increase on Sept. 1,
1999.
The maximum salary for
professors will be $72,158 by
the year 2000, up from
$64,990.
L.ADIES DOMINATE CAN-AM
’. PhoiobyAIFoutnIer
Durham College’s Ladles proved that they’re
undefeatable at the fifth annual Can-Am Classic
on the weekend of Sept. 19. They had un unbeaten four and zero record by the end of the tournament. For more details see Durham’s on pg. 15.
’
Polonsky celebrates
10 excellent years
at Durham College
BY VIKKI SPENCER
Chronicle staff
This year marks Gary
Polonsky’s 10th anniversary as
the president of Durham
College. But try to get him to
talk about that and you’ll find
that the past is the last thing
on his mind.
Ask him about his memories, and he will tell you about
his plans for the future. Ask
him about his accomplishments, and he will tell you
about his goals.
But, after a career in education spanning 35 years,
Polonsky’s memories are rich
and his achievements prolific.
Born 56 years ago to
Russian and Polish parents,
Polonsky grew up in the twin
towns of Port Arthur and Fort
Ontario
(now
William,
Thunder Bay). He later went
to
in
first
university,
Winnipeg, then In Thunder
Bay and Washington, DC. But
it was not teaching that he
began studying.
Take Back the
iNight
Part II
Page 3
"I actually went into medi"I
cine," said Polonsky.
thought I wanted to be a doctor."
Although he soon realized
that medicine was not the
right route for him, Polonsky’s
interest in science was put to
use when he took a teaching
position at Confederation
College in Thunder Bay, in the
math and science department.
And it was here that Polonsky
found his calling.
"I loved teaching from the
get-go. I loved being part of
an educational environment."
Eventually, Polonsky took
over the title of chairman of
trades and technology programs and adult basic education at Confederation, ’a post
he maintained until 1981.
From Thunder Bay, he moved
to Alberta, to become vicepresident of Lakeland College,
where he stayed for three
years.
Winnipeg again became his
home when Polonsky
See On 10th pg. 2
P; 7
Apparitions
Durham’s Mathew
. Goodness
P. 18
Soccer Woes
Men’s Soccer Team
Loses for the First
Time
DURHAM COLLEGE STAFF MEMBERS HONORED
On 1 0th
anniversary
Shiner celebrates
three decades at D C
Polonsky aims
BYJ31ANE DASlLVA
Chronicle staff
towards future
Physics professor Ted
Shiner clearly remembers the
day they buried ’the "bones"
of John Napier.
"Napier was credited for
developing the theory of the
slide rule," Shiner said.
"The slide rule was what
engineers and technologists
used for doing math."
He remembers (lie students and faculty ceremoniously burying the slide rule,
the "bones" of Napier, at the
front of the school.
"The slide rule was very
dear to many students hearts.
It was their bread and butter.
But once the calculator came
about they were pleased to
get rid of the slide rule," said
continued from pg. 1
became president of Red
River Community College. It
was here, in 1988, that
Polonsky was contacted by a
search consultant who invited
him to apply for a job at
Durham College, back home in
Ontario.
Polonsky remembered hav-
Shiner.
Oct.l he will be recognized for celebrating his 30th
anniversary with the college.
Those were the days: Physics professor, Ted
Shiner reminisces over 30 years of events at DC.
ing a good first impression of
the school, particularly of the
"terrific staff" he mot here, but
also seeing the need for
change. One of the first issues
to tackle, he felt, was to reaffirm the college’s commitment
to its staff.
"The college had just laid off
a lot of staff, not too long
those
three
decades, the school has
grown considerably.
out in his mind. For example
he recalls the students burning their ties while rebelling
against the dress code that
a r r i v e d , "
Polonsky said.
"I think there
was a fair bit of
During
"1 watched the college
being hulU, When I came, 1
had my inteiview in a
portable," said Shiner.
"We developed courses
and programs and literally
watched the school grow academically and physically,"
he said.
He witnessed the construction of the main building
and the additions added at
later intervals over the years.
Other events also stand
required them to wear shirts,
ties and jackets to class. He
also remembers the first col-
lege teacher’s strike and getting a chance to tell TV
reporters what class sizes and
work load he believed would
be best for the students, the
school and the teachers.
Over the years Shiner has
had several roles at the
school such as a being coordinator for four or five
before
years . in the technology
department.
"It was a lot of work but
very rewarding," he said.
A graduate of Durham’s
Mechanical
non-confi-
dence by college staff in
terms of the
Engineering
Technology Program, Robin
Bouwhuis, said he enjoyed
Shiner’s teaching style and
his overheads.
future."
It was the
future that held
"If you had any problems
in class you could always go
to his office and he would be
there. Great one on one,"
said Bouwhuis.
Shiner accepted a teaching
job at Durham in 1968.
Polonsky’s
interest then,
BY PEGGY PALLING
Craig Thomas has spent half his life teaching
at Durham College. Last year for Thomas’s
50th birthday, his students brought him a Diet
Coke cake. This year his 25th anniversary at
Durham will be recognized at a staff appreciation dinner on Oct 1.
Thomas is a professor of economics and marketing in the business division and is known by
his students for his love of Diet Coke and ability to keep class interesting.
"He was able to keep your attention," said
one of his second-year business students.
Carolyn Willoughby, Durham professor, says
that he has a genuine interest in his students.
She thinks he’s a memorable teacher because
he makes the connection between the students
and himself.
"He tries to bring the world into the class-
room," said Willoughby. She also says that he
takes pride in his work and his students.
Ironically, he didn’t always Intend to
become a teacher. He graduated from both
Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and Wilfrid
Laurier University with a three-year diploma in
Marketing and a BA in Economics and English.
After that, he worked for several businesses,
including IBM, Bank of Montreal, Coca Cola,
the 3M company and was involved in car sales.
It was when he saw a job posting for a teaching position at Durham College, that every-
thing changed,
"I just happened to see the job posting. I
thought I’d give it a try and just fell in love
with it," said Thomas.
One memorable event that sticks out in his
mind is when the
Sports Administration stu-
dents used to host a "Turkey Trot" 10k race
every year. The competitors would dress up in
different costumes and run the race. This
annual event took place for approximately 10
years, Thomas remembers running in the
Turkey Trot as being "a lot of fun." In the past
he has also coached the college’s tennis and
cross-country teams.
Being at Durham for 25 years has taught
Thomas that he has been an instrument in the
success of his graduates.
"When they do well, I feel that maybe I had
a part to play in that. If they succeeded, I succeeded," said Thomas. One of his significant
accomplishments was guest speaking at last
year’s Convocation ceremony.
"He talked about students having two ears
and one mouth. Which means that it was
more important to listen and gather Information than to talk," Willoughby said.
the current financial situation,
which lias half the college’s in
Ontario in debt (but not
Durham), as an opportunity.
"I’ve lived all my life with
scarce resources," explained
Polonsky. "So, when people
are pulling their hair out, I just
say, ’It’s paradise, compared tc
what it could be.’"
"I’m a great believer in
adversity. 1 think that people
and organizations can only
achieve greatness by overcoming challenges."
In the past
10
years,
Polonsky ha;
faced adversity,
but he has aisc
seen a great
deal of success,
both personally and profes-
sionally.
He
too. With his
" D u r h a m
Diet Coke man appreciated
Chronicle staff
I
ones customers value you; thai
is job one."
And Polonsky has found
tliat even in an era of government cutbacks, progress and
change are not unattainable.
In fact, ever-optimistic, tie see;
.
has seen hi;
children grow
and marry, and
College team",
he compiled a
is now a grandGARY POLONSKY
’wish list’ of
father of three.
And he has seen his school
plans for the college, plans that
guided the college’s progress grow. When Polonsky first
for the next decade,
came here, Durham" was the
Polonsky felt that the col- 18th largest of 22 schools in
lege needed a more employer- the province. He predicts the
friendly emphasis, which school will be 10th largest
included creating the Skills within two years.
The
Futures
Creating
Training centre and more corporate training for employers. fundraising project exceeded
He was also, in his own words, its $12 million goal - by nearly
"struck by the need for more $4 million. And the school is
spaces." This feeling was trans- averaging one new building
lated into the building of the every two years.
All of this success might gc
L-wing, the Student Centre,
and the college residence, and
also the’creatlon of off-campus
programming in Port Hope,
and
Pickering
Whitby,
Uxbridge.
But the change Polonsky felt
most necessary was in the
minds or the community.
"The community was down
on the college," he said. "We
set out to Improve our community reputation, and we have
achieved that."
"Our customers, meaning
our students, employers, corporate sponsors, and the community at large, they now
think we’re one of the best colleges. At the end of the day,
that is what matters. How
to a person’s head, but each
September on the first day ol
classes, Polonsky still feels nervous, "because there’s so much
that can go wrong."
It is an unusual confession
from a man who, when asked
what aspect of his job he does
not like, replied, without hesitation, "Nothing,"
A man who was reflecting
on his ten years at Durham,
ended up talking about the
school’s strategic plan for the
future.
And, as he has recently
signed a new contract, he is
also the man who will be leading the college into’the new
millennium.
THE CHRONICLE ....^September’29; 1998 3
(
NEWS
Shirts with messa ges
hope
BY AMANDA WiLLIAMSON
keeps you awake at night
against your will; refuses to
buy food or other necessary
articles; threatens to injure
your family or friends.
SEXUAL ABUSE- treats
women as sex objects; withholds sex and affection; forces
you to strip when you don’t
want to; commits cruel sexual
acts; forces you to have sex
against your will or after a
beating; accuses you of having
affairs; forces you to watch
and/or repeat pornographic
Chronicle staff
Punches, screams, tears,
rapes and all other forms of
pain are translated into art on
T-shirts. This is the first step to
healing for women and their
families
the
through
Clothesline Project.
The Clothesline Project represents the women and children of Durham Region who
have been victims of violence.
These T-shirts represents the
healing process. Durham
Region has 304 of these shirts,
representing 304 victims,
mostly from Oshawa, according to Cheryl Watts, Durham’s
Clothesline co-ordinator.
This project came to
Durham in 1994 by a committee of local women. Watts has
had shirts at every "Take Back
the Night" march here in
Oshawa and in Pickering, both
held this year on Sept. 10.
Watts said that the mandate
for the Clothesline Project is to
"provide an opportunity for
women to bear witness to their
personal experience of violence, and to celebrate their
transformation from victim to
survivor in a powerful statement of solidarity."
Watts also encourages men
interested in the project to do
something similar.
"The creating of a T-shirt is
a healthy way of expressing
a (,<^n
anger
good first ->i».^>
step to
(,>-« and n
unu
in.ii
i.u
acts.
Pholo by Amanda Willlamson
CLOTHESLINE PROJECT ACROSS DURHAM: These shirts represent the victims
of violence, both women and children, and represents the first step In the healing
process. There are 304 of these shirts for the Durham Region.
EMOTIONAL ABUSE-continually criticizes you; ignores
your feelings; ridicules your
most valued beliefs; denies you
affection as punishment; refuses to work and share financial
responsibilities; keeps you
from working; manipulates
you with lies; insults family
and friends; refuses to socialize
and prevents contact with
family and friends; keeps you
from using the phone; controls
the money and makes all the
PHYSICAL ABUSE- pushes, financial decisions; humiliates
slaps, kicks, or punches you; you in public or at work;
exposes you to risks; throws threatens to leave; throws you
objects and destroys your out of the house; threatens to
property; threatens or injures kidnap the children or
you with a weapon; physically deprives them.
prevents you from leaving;
If you or anyone you know
locks you in the house; aban- can say these things about
dons you In dangerous places; their partner, get help. You or
refuses to help when you are they can contact the rape crisis
sick, injured or pregnant; stops centre at (905) 725-2241.
from .tCCKiny
medical Lare;
you iruni
care;
yuu
seeking nn-un-tii
have died frbm violence because of race or ethnic orisurvival." Watts said.
"It’s hard work and no pay," against them; yellow and beige gin.
said Watts, who is always look- -for women who have been
They define battering and
ing for volunteers.
battered or assaulted; black
abuse this way:
You
can
find
the
Clothesline displays all over
Durham. The displays have
been have been done here at
Durham College and she looks
forward to November, their
busiest month because it Is
Wife
Assault
Prevention
Month.
They divide their shirts into
seven forms of abuse:
white -for women who
wnu
n’fn-
-ivi
vvuiiicii
for women who have been
or
emotionally
verbally
abused; red, pink or oranse for women who have been
raped or sexually assaulted;
blue or green - for women who
are survivors of incest or child
sexual abuse; purple or lavender -for women who have been
attacked because of their sexual orientation; grey-for women
who
have uct-ii
nuvc
wiiu
been diiiiLKuu
attacked
Teachers/ boards try to agree on Bill 1 60
QTALKS RESUME
km
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_
AS GOV’T PLANS
BACK-TO-WORK
LEGISLATION
BY DAVID BROWN
Chronicle staff
Twenty-nine thousand high school
students across Durham finished a n
extra week of summer vacation
Friday, as teachers and education
boards failed to reach an agreement to
open schools, though an end now
seems close as Education Minister
Dave Johnson announced plans to
table back-to-work legislation in the
House on Monday Sept. 28.
Several boards across the province
have been affected by strikes or lockouts. Teachers and boards have struggled to reach agreements that conform to new conditions Imposed by
Bill 160.
Most contentious has been the
requirement for class size average to
be reduced to a 22:1 student-teacher
ratio. This increases the teachers’
workload from six out of eight classes
to seven put of eight, reducing preparation time.
,
Mike Schneider, who works in the
communications department for the
Ontario Rnplish
English Catholic Teachers
Association in Durham, said they
thought for some time they would
have to wait for back-to-work legislation, since the board refused an arbitrator, which the association asked
for.
Talks were scheduled to resume
Wednesday Sept. 30.
"We hope it’s an opportunity to
reach a local agreement, which is
what COECTA has wanted all along."
Paul Collicutt, communications
director for
OECTA. said the union is
"extremely frustrated" by the board’s
actions. They have money to pay for
union’s proposal, said Collicutt.
"There is a board in Waterloo that
settled with similar proposals to our
own, and with less funding than this
board has available to it."
Talks between the public school
board and negotiators for the Ontario
SecondarySchool teachers Federation
resumed Tuesday morning Sept. 22
after breaking off the Sunday night
before. Many marathon sessions followed, though both sides agreed to
adjourn after Johnson’s announce-
ment Friday until the details of the
legislation were knpwn.
Stella Tembe. strike co-ordinator
for the OSSTF, said she does not
believe that back-to-work legislation
Is not necessarily a foregone conclusion, since a local agreement could
still be reached once negotiations
resume,
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hack-tn-wnrk legisThev werp
leeis- They
nrinrinal.
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"We don’t want back-to-work
were stopped
the principal,
lation," she said.
Tembe believes the board has the
money to maintain the previous
workload of six of eight classes and
end the strike without back-to-work
legislation.
"The Durham board is lucky
because it has more money," she
said"Many boards have settled with
less funding."
The OSSTF believes that Durham
Region received an additional $14
million in funding under Bill 160.
The provincial Liberals and New
Democrats have fiercely criticized the
government for the current Impasse.
Lyn McLeod, education critic for the
Liberals, believes that Bill 160 cut
$900 million from education in the
province.
McLeod said the government
caused the conflict by imposing
impossible conditions under Bill 160
and then turning negotiations over to
the two sides.
Liberal leader Dalton McGuinty has
been talking to school trustees and
teachers in an effort to find what the
government should do to end the
deadlock. If elected, McLeod said the
Liberals would repeal Bill 160.
Some parents, frustrated at the lack
of progress, are beginning to take
action. Six parents and 12 kids from
various schools around the region
tried to enter .Pineridge High School
in Pickering on Wednesday Sept. 23.
who informed them the school could
not be opened because of liability
issues.
Mary Brown from the Durham
Board of Education said students
wishing to carry on with their studies
can pick up course materials from
their schools.
Katie Gooder is a grade 10 student
at Eastdale Collegiate in Oshawa.went
to talk to some of her teachers on the
picket line in front of her school. She
sympathizes with the teachers.
"Most of my friends support the
teachers because they’re out there for
us, to improve the education system."
However, Gooder said many students are anxious to get back to
school.
She believes students are unwilling
to take extra time off now if it means
losing parts of their Christmas, March
or summer holidays down the line.
Rob Walker, executive secretary for
the OSSTF in Durham, said Friday that
they are uncertain what the conditions will be for a return to class.
In previous back-to-work situations, employees returned under
terms of their previous contract and
an .arbitrator has been appointed to
resolve outstanding issues, said
Walker.
Walker believes that it will be the
end of next week before the legislation is passed and everyone returns to
class.
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THE
ISSUE:
TWELVE-YEAR-OLDS
AND GUNS
WE SAY: KIDS USED AS PAWNS IN VOTE
Despite the fight lie’s received for
the past decade and despite the anger
he knew something like this would
spark, Mike Harris has decided his own
wishes are what lie’ll follow.
Yet again Mr Harris has decided to
show us just how low he can drive our
province into the ground. His most
recent action shows us our children are
no longer safe either.
The new legislation that was passed
a couple of weeks ago now allows 12year-old children to carry a gun - legally - while hunting. Some people are
angered and some people are thrilled.
There are those who say it’s about time
and those who can’t believe it would
even cross one’s mind. When it comes
to guns, opinions are strong.
The Hunter Safety Apprenticeship
Program stipulates a 12-year-old is now
allowed to hunt with a gun. Why does
Harris feel it’s important? Because, he
has now scratched the back of those
who will soon start scratching his.
The truth is folks, the Tories really
aren’t concerned with what wo think,
They are concerned with a small group
of people who are a part of something
called the Ontario Federation of
Anglers and Hunters (OFAH).
There are those in our government
who insist that this isn’t about teaching our kids to handle a gun safely, it’s
about votes. You know, we’ll change a
couple of laws for you and In return
you vote for us.
Now this has been going on in our
political system since the beginning of
government. If you choose to accept
this, hey, that’s your prerogative.
What you should not be so willing to
embrace is the idea of our children
(yes, the same ones who have to be in
by dark) used as pawns in this self-serving, politically motivated game.
Gun control advocates are outraged.
Don’t forget, we are talking about kids
who have a hard time opening a bank
account without a parent present.
Okay, so Harris’ motivation on this
subject may be a bit unethical. Now it
is a law and we must deal with tlie
issues that have come
up.
You Say
GRAB
There are many out there who grew after all, it is only making legal what
up hunting with their fathers. They has been going on all the while. Good
were taught at an early age and it was a point.
We should all call our local repretime of bonding.
Quality time with dear old dad.
sentatives and insist that driving,
Many want to continue this tradition drinking, speeding and drugs be legalwith their own children. For them this ized. There’s a good number of kids
law provides a safe venue to teach their
children to use a firearm.
There are guidelines to be followed.
The 12-year-old must complete and
pass an apprenticeship program and he
must be under the direct supervision of
someone of at least the age of 18 who
possesses a valid hunting licence.
But all the guidelines in the the
world don’t take away from the fact
that our children are holding guns in
their hands. Do our 12-year-old kids
really understand the finality of death?
The law states that 12-year-olds cannot own guns; they can only share
one. But that same 12-year-old isn’t
considered old enough to vote....not
even for the very people who think the
kids are old enough to carry a gun.
People arc saying (lie law is useful:
R Id’y^ap-old’s
who do one or more of these things on
a dally basis.
There is also the question why it is
important for a child to know how to
hunt to begin with. To most people
these days, hunting is a sport, a game.
The days of going out to kill our dinner
are gone. A 12-year-old child has no
need to learn to kill an animal.
Some say Mike Harris has managed
to decrease our children’s access to
proper health care and a proper education while at the same time increased
their chances of playing with a gun.
Others say he is bringing safety to our
children.
People believe a child can be taught
the proper way to handle a firearm.
The question is, Why would they want
to?
vision
o’fdeer.
’1 don’t agree with It at all...12-year-olds
don’t have the respect for the ammunition;
they don’t understand the finality of death.’
CHARLENE MITCHELL, 1st year Business Administration
’I think 15 is too young, I think 12 is outrageous. I don’t think they realize what a real
gun can do.’
Sue BLACKLAW, Trent Psychology and English
DeTore
’...if these kids are still watching cartoons
on Saturday mornings they shouldn’t be able
to carry firearms.’
ANDY ARIAS, 1st year Journalism
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for a job
in reaching goal for Foundation
BY NADINE HART____
our community and wanted
to surport people who have
lost family and friends to cancer," she said.
Although tlie final figures
for tlie Port Perry run will not
be in until January, Me
Arthur said that 456 people
were on the Port Perry site to
Chronicle staff
Thousands of kilometers of
road stretched ahead as the
lone young man ran through
isolated highways of Canada.
He began his run in St.
Johns Newfoundland on
April 12, 1980, and he hoped
to reach the other side of the
country.
Unfortunately his hope
was never realized.
Terry Fox’s Marathon of
Hope ended prematurely outon
side
Thundcrbay
September 1 that year, wlien
he found out his cancer had
spread to his lungs.
By the end of his run he
had covered more than 5,500
kilometers of Canada.
In memory of Fox, the first
Marathon of Hope was held
in September 1981, three
months after his death.
The event continues to
grow each year, with runs
held in 58 countries.
Pholo by Nadino Had
TERRY FOX RUN OF HOPE: Family and friends
gather together to help raise money for the Terry
Fox Foundation.
Three quarters of a million place, one in Port Perry, the
Canadians took part this year, other in Whitby.
The Port Perry run was
raising approximately ,?15.5
million, said Mike Me Clew, organized by former Durham
Fox College
staff
member
with
tlie
Terry
Elizabeth Me Arthur.
Foundation.
"I felt a commitment to
In Durham, two runs took
participate.
Fox’s dream of raising one
dollar for every Canadian was
achieved in Port Perry as one
dollar was raised for each of
the over 18,000 citizens living there, she said.
Tlie run was also a big success on the national level.
Me Clew said the run had
a wonderful turn out.
"It was great and wonderful and the weather was
great."
The amount of money
raised exceeded last year’s
total by about $1 million, he
said, though that figure is
preliminary because not all of
the numbers are in yet.
Computer tutorial system new at Durham
BY DARRYL CHERRY_________
Chronicle staff
Durham College’s Learning Centre got
a technological face-lift this summer with
the addition of a computer-based tutor
system.
Located in room B291, the computer
tutorial system is open to students from 8
a.m. until 4 p.m.
It was designed to help first-year students in core subjects such as writing,
math or computers.
Brenda Jackson, co-ordinator of the
computer system, stresses that any student can use the system.
"Students who have identified their
own weaknesses or have been referred
here can come in for any length of time,"
said Jackson. "Whatever meets their
needs."
Students can work alone using both
CDs and the network, with an assigned
tutor, or with faculty during the day.
"We even use on-line resources with
our program," said Jackson, "as well as
material from other colleges and universities."
The system is catching on, Jackson said.
"Students are more comfortable with
computers," she said.
Johnston said that the lab offers extra
assistance to students in conjunction with
the peer tutor program, and gives students
the opportunity to work on their skills
alone.
"It’s another area to pursue for additional help," she said.
Wendy Clifford, a tutorial assistant for
the program, also works closely with the
"We’re getting more and more students
every day."
The system is set up so that students students.
"We try to diagnose students’ specific
can learn their strengths and weaknesses
difficulties," said Clifford, "and then we
on the computer;
"Students can then address their specif- can set up a personalized program for that
ic needs and go straight into it," Jackson student."
She said the goal of the program is to
said.
students to work on their own.
we
to
is
encourage
get
needed,
try
"If something
"Once they realize their personal probit for that person."
Brenda Johnston, peer tutor co-ordina- lems, they can get a CD and use the nettor, works co-operatively with the computer based system.
"We hire peer tutors, who are matched
up with students," said Johnston, "and we
recommend one tutor class to be in the
computer lab."
work and work on them," said Clifford.
"If they stumble, they can come to us
and get help."
She said most students coming in don’t
have major problems, but lack the basic
skills needed to go further in their course.
Traditional Wednesdays still alive
By PEGGY DALUNG
Chronicle staff
The beginning of the school
year has found students in distress. They have to buy books,
attend classes and find places
to live and they also need jobs.
There are students who are
supported, but for the rest of
them, begin the search at
Durham College.
The Career & Employment
Centre, located in room B205,
has free resources and helpful
staff to assist students finding
a job. It’s open Monday to
Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.
Tara Blackburn, a Career &
Employment Centre officer,
suggests that students start
here.
"Staff will lielp students
update their resumes, look
through binders for part-time
jobs and learn how to do cover
letters," said Blackburn. She
suggests students check out
the job board located outside
the centre.
Check the job bank, which
is near tlie library. It is run by
the Canada Employment
Centre and always has jobs
listed.
Some students do it alone,
though. Kristen Lindop, a fitstycar student in YLntcrtainTnent
Administration, went to look
for a job.
"I just did up some resumes,
dropped them off at stores in
the mall and hoped for the
best," said Lindop, who works
at Athlete’s World in the
Oshawa Centre.
Blackburn suggests going to
the mall is a good idea.
"Check to see if stores have
signs posted in their windows," said Blackburn.
Blackburn reminds students
that appearances are crucial.
Even if you are just dropping
off resumes, look presentable.
Students should network
through friends and family,
keeping their ears open for
leads. Drop off resumes at any
place you can and call to find
out if they made a decision.
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Wednesday
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BY ELIZABETH BRUCKNER
increased, with as many as
Chronicle staff
600 people showing up for
the first two successful pub
nights of the year. Dwayne
Nothing to do Wednesday
Christo, the DCSA president,
at
sit
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could
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enrollment.
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A fresh face to the pub this
go where Durham College Is
is the DJ, Scott Rooney.
year
goingEP Taylor’s.
"We
needed a change and
Traditional Wednesday has
came
he
highly recommendalways been a good time.
Christo. :
says
ed."
This year, the DCSA is
Students have noticed the
making a bigger effort to
difference.
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"I thought the DJ sounded
I.t seems to be working different than last year," says
student’ Dawn
because the number of stu- former
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music, and not the same
type. He mixes it up."
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something to do on a
Wednesday night. It’s open
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Dance your way
ground for beloved ruler through night school
BY ELIZABETH BRUCKNER
BY DIANE DASlLVA___
just cast of the Technology
wing," he said.
Robin Bouwhuls, a graduate
of the Mechanical Engineering
Program at Durham, said the
history of it’s burial started
back in November of 1976.
"Durham College played a
Chronicle staff
Many students may be wondering why there is a tombstone located by the A-wing at
the school, with it’s cryptic
inscription RIP NAPIER’S
BONES.
Who is Napier and why are
his "bones" burled here at the
mathematician who invented
the forerunner to the slide
rule. The slide rule was used by
teachers in the Technology
division back when the school
started 31 years ago. When the
calculator was Introduced to
the math world the slide rule
was put to rest.
In commemoration of this,
a six-foot slide rule (alias
Napier’s Bones) was buried
beside the A-wing.
Ted Shiner, a Physics
teacher at Durham, remembers
well the day Napier was
buried.
"The headstone was placed
basketball
game
against
Mohawk
with
College,
Mohawk coining out victorious," he said.
"They decided to claim the
slide rule as their trophy.
Durham students were not
impressed. They made their
way to Hamilton and claim
their slide rule back."
Shiner said a funeral procession was held once the slide
rule was returned.
"The students wore white
lab coats and paper bags over
their heads, acting as pallbearers, carrying the rule." They
laid "Napier’s bones" to rest.
Art Mart
Jackets! !
Reminders
college?
Napier was a 17th-century
Photo by DIano DaSilva
If you’re in the market for
Durham College jackets will
art, Durham College is the be on sale Wednesday, Oct. 7
place to be from Oct 2-4 in the and Wednesday, Nov. 11, from
Student Centre.
11 a.m. until 2 p.m.in the pit.
Sept 30-final date for receipt
of applications for bursaries
Oct 2-final date for registration with late fee
^^
Chronicle staff
Along with over 65 new
courses, there has been a
slight increase in enrolment
for Continuous Learning at
Durham this year.
Karen Graveline, registrar
and director of admissions,
said that the numbers for
enrolment, although still
increasing, as of Sept. 4,
were 5,693, up from 5,648
last year.
"Totals change with
time," Graveline said. "We
are still expecting more students to enrol, but are satisfied with the numbers to
date."
New courses this year
include ones in business,
such as ethics in business; in
computers, including visual
studio overview; in correspondence, with programs
like freelance writing; in
general interest, including
astrology courses; in health
and wellness, with courses
like workplace communications; in online classes offering many programs like
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for Windows.
Also included in the
Continuous Learning program are workshops that are
offered to students from
September to December
with subjects such as
Internet Intro, Hypnosis and
your Health, Breastfeeding,
Assertlveness Training, Web
Page Design, and many
more,
Unlike the usual regime
of school, also offered are
different kinds of classes
that promise to be fun for
students, including an
astrology class, ballroom,
country line, tap and swing
dancing, aromatherapy, as
well as many others. Prices
are from $75 and up.
"Costs of courses vary
depending on the subject,"
said Graveline.
Some start as low as
$48.60 and reach as high as
almost $2,000.
Students that are interested in applying should visit
the Admissions Office for a
Continuous
Learning
Handbook.
THE CHRONICLE
M atthew G o o d B and
ro cks at E P Tayl or ’s
BY_DARRYL^ CHERRY_
months ago.
"At a lot of all ages shows the kids are
really high energy, they’re here for the
show," said Good.
"At college and university shows people
get wasted and we get a lot of stupid
drunks."
The next single for the band will be
Rico, with a video coming out in October.
Unlike some Canadian bands, Good
had no problem breaking into the United
Chronicle stall
lie came, he played, find lie tore the
roof off the Student Centre.
Mattliew Good band played a high
energy, high decibel set for 400 fans on
Sept. 19.
The sold-out show opened with the
folk rock of the Monarch Brothers, whose
slow burn set left the crowd restless at
times.
But they did manage to pick up the
crowd with a few faster numbers and
straight-ahead rockers.
Next came Mr. Machete, who cranked
up the crowd with their irreverent power-
pop.
Machete broke their drought on new
material and played a set mostly of
unnamed new songs.
Chris Cochrane, front man for
Machete, said he usually saves both lyrics
and song names until the end of the writing process.
"We have a new album coming out in
early spring of next year," said Cochrane,
"the songs will have names by then."
"Our first video should be coming out at
the same time," he saicL
Machete’s fast and loud set put some
life into the crowd.
"You gotta rule the crowd," said
Cochrane, "you feed off their energy, and
they feed off yours."
After Machete’s half-hour set, the
crowd was primed for the Matthew Good
Band.
The band took the stage while the
Imperial March from Star Wars thun-
INDESTRUCTIBLE: Matthew Good
rocks the crowd at EP Taylor’s.
dered through the sound system.
Even though Good was sick before the
show, he showed no sign of It on stage.
His powerful vocals and crashing guitar
worked up the crowd and the band.
Good played mostly tracks from his
new album, Underdogs, including hits
"Indestructible" and "Automatic".
But the real crowd pleaser was the
band’s current single, "Apparitions," with
Good’s haunting vocals bringing the
room to a standstill.
Durham was one of many dates on the
band’s current tour. which began nine
States.
The new album is yet to be released in
the U.S.
Being Canadian gives his band an edge
over American bands.
"CRTC and Can-con give a lot of
Canadian bands a shot on the radio. A lot
of people believe that crappy bands exist
that way," he said.
"But take away Can-con and you’d just
have a lot of bad American acts spun
instead. If you’re in the upper echelon of
Canadian music, you’ll make it no matter
what."
Canada also wins over the U.S. by having a smaller population.
"In Toronto, there’s 200 bands vying
for spots on stage. In LA, there’s thousands," said Good.
"When you have to compete against
bands of that magnitude, a lot of people
are going to get shut out," he said.
"That doesn’t happen here."
Even though he’s seen a lot of the U.S.,
Good would never leave Vancouver.
"I’ve lived there for 27 years, and I
would still live in that city over any city,
hands down."
One True Thing promises to make fans cry
BY CANDICE LICHTENBERGER
Chronicle staff
One True Thing is a movie that touches on the true spirit of love; acceptance
and devotion. It is heart-wrenching, trueto-life, and makes the viewer think of
their parents as people, not just as mom
and dad.
In the film, New York reporter Ellen
.Gulden (Renee Zeilweger) rediscovers her;self and her parents when she is forced to
move back to her home town to aid her ill
mother.
Ellen soon becomes overwhelmed with
cooking, cleaning, keeping her family
together and conducting major interviews
’or her New York magazine from
Langhorne.
Her mother (Meryl Streep) is trying to
cope with letting her daughter slowly take
over all the responsibilities she once had.
illen and Kate form a special bond when
lllen realizes her mother is wise in the
ways of the world and she is more than
ust a housekeeper.
i George
Gulden (William Hurt)
iemands the best from his children Ellen
»nd Brian (Tom Everett Scott) because he
ivants them to follow in his footsteps.
George is very much in love with his
yife Kate, but finds it hard to accept that
>he is ill and cannot keep everything run-
MOM AND DAUGHTER: Renee Zeilwegger and Meryl Streep cook up
some on-screen magic as mother and daughter in the new film One
True Thing, now playing.
ning smoothly as she always had before,
He avoids his family by staying out late
and not talking about any problems.
The acting in One True Thing is exceptional and very believable. Streep and
Zeilweger have an on-screen magic as
mother and daughter that brings the
movie to life.
Hurt’s performance as a repressed
father and husband is also memorable.
One True Thing is a must see for people
who enjoy a good cry!
SEPTEMBER 29 1998 7
Rockin9
Highliners
swing into
EP Taylor’s
for a l94(rs
style party
BY KEVIN GILROY
Chronicle staff
Get out your zoot suits
and grab a martini! The
Rockin’ Highliners, one of
Canada’s premier swing
bands is coming to
Durham College.
On Oct.
the
1,
Edmonton band Rockin’
Highliners will be appearing at EP Taylors for a
swing party.
Featuring Rob Tycholis
on
vocals,
Clayton
Sample and Alex Herriot
on guitars, Ken McMahon
on drums and Ryan
Menard on bass guitar,
the Rockin’ Highliners are
not your average swing
band.
The band has no horn
section like every other
swing band has. Instead,
guitarists Sample and
Herriot tackle the horn
lines on their guitars giving the band a very
unique sound.
Horn section or not,
Rockin’ Highliners have
gained critical acclaim,
and
received
many
awards and honours.
debut
Since
their
release "Chicks, Suits and
Cadillacs," which was
released in June of 1996,
the band has performed at
the International Blues
Talent Competition in
Memphis after winning
Toronto
the
Blues
Society’s talent search
award in the summer of
1997.
Their second
release, 1997’s "What
Were You Thinking?" has
launched the band to the
forefront of Canada’s
jump and swing blues
swing by earning a "Best
Blues Album" nomination
at the 1998 Juno Awards.
As the swing movement gains steam with
bands like Cherry Poppin’
Daddies, Brian Setzer
Orchestra the swing band
from the Gap commercial
Canada’s
and
own
Johnny Favourite Swing
which
Orchestra,
appeared at Summersault
’98-the Rockin’ Highliners
are a force to be reckoned
with.
RO CKIN’ H I G H L I N E R S
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HOST FOR BIG
UNIT TELLS ALL IN
INTERVIEW
BY BARRY KiRKEj^
Chronicle stall
If you enjoy throwing chairs, breaking windows and yelling at the top of
your lungs, you can release your aggression less violently by listening to Q107’s
Big Unit.
The one-hour radio program Is just
nine months old. It is devoted to metal
fans in Toronto and its suburbs.
Big Unit host John Moran says Q107
is trying to make the show national,
"It’s still in the working stages," Moran
said.
Moran worked hard for 14 months to
convince Q107 to include the show on
the station.
Before the show was approved, he was
asked to make a trial tape for the station.
Q107 listened to the tape for eight seconds, threw it at him and asked if it
could be ready by Tuesday, Moran said.
Moran’s assistant, Jeff "The Killer"
Kitchen, says the Big Unit gets all sorts
of people calling in.
You would expect the callers to be
making requests and attempting to win
prizes, but many of them call to express
what’s on their minds.
Moran and Kitchen talk with them
and work frantically to prepare for the
next segment. The Big Unit phone lines
were full during the whole show, but
callers who did manage to get through
were welcomed by Moran and his assistant. The listeners are what make the
show happen, Moran said. They often
have something funny to say, which is
why he tries to use them in the show
when they call.
Moran doesn’t mind when profanity
is used in a song.
"I use profanity every day, because it
just helps you express what you’re feel-
ing," he said. "When you add the Fword to something, It kind of punches
what you’re saying."
The band Korn uses profanity in some
of their songs. Their vulgar language is
used to communicate emotions to the
listener, "I don’t consider them metal,
but they’re definitely on the same
branch," Moran said.
He doesn’t like the term metal
because it reminds him of bands, like
Poison, Slaughter and W.A.S.P., ho said
"I call it hard rock."
Moran believes Hatebreed, Korn,
Monster Magnet, Slayer and Soulfly
have delivered the best albums this year.
When Soulfly was playing at the
Opera House in Toronto on July 16,
Moran attended, but he missed most of
the show because he was sick and was
vomiting on the side of the road.
"This dog came along after and ate
my puke," laughed Moran.
Many people think metal music is
Satan’s way of communicating to young
people. The harsh vocals, distinctive
sound and physical image of these
bands cause people to label the music as
evil.
People who tliink metal is the music
of the devil are ignorant, he said. It’s
easy to read a bad quote from one band
and apply it to the whole Industry.
"People are basically afraid of what
they don’t know about." Moran said.
Sherry Greengrass, Much Music producer of the metal show Loud, says
bands that do convey an evil image, do
it for the attention. People who protest
against these bands make them more
attractive for their children.
"They’re businessmen," Greencrass
Pholo by Barry Klfkoy
ON AIR; John Moran, host of Q107’s Big Unit, a new radio
show devoted to fans of metal music .
said.
Metal will always have an evil reputation, but most of the current bands arc
normal people, she said,
Regardless, metal is gaining more
fans, Moran said.
For instance, Korn’s newest album,
Follow the Leader, debuted at No. 1 on
the American Billboard.
"Sevendust and Korn and Coal
Chamber are getting some more mainstream appeal and popularity," he said,
The Big Unit can be heard every
Tuesday at midnight and Loud can be
seen on Saturdays at midnight.
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The man, the mouth, the muscle
BY DARRYL CHERRY
Chronicle staff
The man, the mouth and
the muscle are back.
After a long absence from
his spoken word CDs, Henry
Rollins returns with his eighth
release, Think Tank.
Consisting of two CDs,
Think Tank
ranges from
intense, breakneck riffing on
the first CD to lai’d back storytelling on the second. And all
of it is completely unscripted.
The first CD was recorded
this year on Rollins’s birthday
in Chicago, and both Rollins’s
and the crowd’s energy shine
through from beginning.
The crowd even breaks into
"Happy Birthday" and presents gifts to Rollins at the
beginning of the disc.
But Rollins wastes no time
ripping into anything and
everything he hates about
American culture at large.
On "Airport Hell" Rollins
attacks the ordeal of dealing
with the public <md airport
THE MAN: Henry Rollins returns to the spoken word with his eight release titled
personnel. With his trademark
Think Tank.
intensity, lie works the crowd
into a frenzy.
Rollins keeps the energy gay, and his testosterone- Wrong," is a,n explanation of moments, the story drags, on
going through "Television," fueled attitude is his cover-up. the last time his band was in for over 25 minutes, with
On another of his spoken Australia. They played horribly Rollins being far too self-indulcutting through the pretense
of sitcoms: "The people who word CDs, Rollins touched with
miscues,
mistakes, gent.
make all these TV shows arc upon the accusations, but on skipped verses and amps that
The biggest surprise-on the
under the weird misconcep- this disc he wanted to put the cut out.
album is "Marius," Rollins’
tion that we’re all stupid. In issue to rest, which he does
"Being the unprofessional touching tribute to an
1998, if you’re dumb you’re with tongue planted firmly in musicians that we are, we just Australian
boy who had
dead."
cheek.
pretended that nothing was leukemia.
He also knocks Baywatch:
"I’m really getting sick of going wrong," Rollins said.
Marius’s greatest wish was to
"Those poor women are being ’outed’ at gay bars in
"Brazil" is the hilarious story meet Henry Rollins, who was
shoved into bathing suits fit New York.
about the first South American happy to oblige.
for a six year old."
I mean, if I had had sex with gig Rollins ever had, and how
"Marius was one of the
And Rollins doesn’t even another man, don’t you think he managed to knock himself toughest people I ever met,"
own a television.
I’d know about it?"
out after taking the stage.
said Rollins. "He was the
He formed these opinions
But to hear his praising of
The low point of the disc is mountain, I was the molehill."
after only two hours of chan- the gay lifestyle is worth the "Russia," which details the
Clocking in at over two
nel surfing-.
band’s first experience in hours long and running the
price of admission alone.
The stand-out track on disc
The second CD, recorded in Russia, from their own body- gamut from religion to human
one is "The Gay Thing," in Australia in 1997, has Rollins guards to the mistakes of nature, Think Tank delivers
which Rollins responds to mostly telling stories. The first drinking
water. with Rollins’ trademark intelleRussian
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Chronicle Staff
Rob Zombie is a man of
many passions. Zombie,
front man for White
Zombie, loves the old horror B-movics and the ’60s
hot-rod culture and has
married these ideas on his
new solo CD.
Hellbilly Deluxe is a
fun ride through Zombie’s
love for comics, monsters
and souped up cars.
The
first
single,
"Dragula", is a strong and
twisted tribute to the
Munster’s family car.
Remember that old show?
One great thing about
this CD Is that no matter
how dark and twisted the
songs may seem, you can
see that Zombie is having
fun.
The liner notes are
done in a old fashion horror comic book way complete with mail order
monster masks.
The entire CD is filled
with groovy, mind-numbing tracks. Each song
could be the theme to a
great horror movie.
All of the tracks are of
equal quality. If you like
"Dragula" than you are
sure to enjoy the whole
CD.
The CD is all grinding
guitars, thumping drums
and
wacky samples.
Anyone familiar with
White Zombie will not be
disappointed.
Zombie has managed
to put together an excellent team of musicians
that made a solid CD.
with
Co-producing
Zombie
is
Scott
Humphery who has
worked with Metallica
and Motley Crew.
On drums is John
wide array of trick shots,
and he even takes some
time to take questions
from the spectators.
Tempesta (White Zombie)
and Danny Lohner (Nine
Watson has performed
all over Canada and the
United States at colleges
and universities, and military bases,’ Watson is a
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additional guitars.
Zombie has said he Is a
man with goals and it
seems that he has reached
many of them. With five
Grammy nominations,
his own record label and a
new CD, who knows what
he will pull out of his hat.
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BY ViKKI SPENCER
someone a little more twisted.
Chronicle staff
Jack Nicholson might have
If you’re a fan of the original
British television series, The
Avengers, then watch reruns.
The new film, packed witli
star-power, special effects and
more style than a Paris runway, not only doesn’t live up
to the old series, but isn’t
much of a film in its own
been more believable as a man
who dresses his cohorts up in
"Snugglc-bear" costumes and
plays the pipe organ a la
Phantom of the Opera.
Uma Thurman, as Emma
Peel (the role that made Diana
Rigg a star), is unconvincing
and awkward. She actually has
some of the better lines in the
film, and by far the most interesting character to play. But
all the screen time devoted to
^
right.
The same characters are
there: The ever-so-smooth
John Steed (a role originated
by Patrick Macnee, who has a
small cameo in the film as the
Invisible Dr. Jones), the brutal
but beautiful Dr. Emma Peel,
and the harried "Mother".
Added to the mix is a new
villain, meteorological terrorist
Sir August deWinter.
The plot seems to revolve
around Sir August’s obsession
with Emma Peel and ruling the
world - in that order.
To this end, he clones
Emma, uses her double in an
attempt to frame her for blowing up a Service weather project, and creates his own
,
weather, machine to hold the
world hostage. If this sounds
convoluted - it is.
But the film could probably
have gotten away with a plot
no one could understand. The
her storyline only emphasizes
her inability to carry the part
off.
Emma is supposed to be
more than just a pretty face in
a tight black leather bodysuit.
She’s meant to be graceful,
highly intelligent, but ulti-
mately deadly.
WEATHERING THE STORM: Uma Thurman, Sean Connery and Ralph Fiennes
star In The Avengers
cool to be real, and that Emma him nothing but one-liners,
is elegantly sadistic, and and puts him in a will-they-orquirky, relying on dry British they drink more tea than a won’t-they love story with
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Tea and cakes, hQwcver, are the ground.
traits to keep Its audience
faithful. And tliose character not enough.
Similarly, Sean Connery
traits were meant to be transRalph Fiennes tries his best gives ill’s usuai scene-stealing
to portray Steed’s customary performance as Sir August
ferred to the film.
The audience is supposed to stuffiness, but his talent is deWinter, but the role would
believe that John Steed is too hampered by a script that gives have been better served by
original series often did.
Television’s
Avengers was Peel
^
Thurman just looks uncomfortable and clumsy, like a little girl playing dress-up in her
mom’s high heels.
It’s a shame that the scripting, and Thurrnan’s performance, are so disappointing,
because The Avengers does
have style.
Visually, it’s stunning; the
props, sets and costumes are a\\
eye-popping. But the big budget that obviously went into
this movie couldn’t buy it the
class that characterized the
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Now that the fall is here many people
think that all the great movies arc over with
until next summer.
But while this fall line-up may not have
Godzilla or Armageddon, it still has potential
to be interesting.
Universal Pictures is bringing out some of
the more noteworthy movies this fall. Bride
of Chucky brings back that menacing little
doll from the Child’s Play movies. Chucky is
reunited with the love of his human life
when she finds his remains and pieces him
back together. Chucky kills her, places her
soul into a cute doll and they go off on a
murderous rampage as they find a way for
both of them to get back into their human
bodies. Bride of Chucky is in theatres on Oct.
16.
On Dec. 4 Psycho, a remake of Alfred
Hitchcock’s classic horror film, will be in theatres. It is directed by Gus Van Sant (Good
Will Hunting), who uses casting and new
design to turn this film into something original.Holy Man, from Touchstone Pictures,
stars Eddie Murphy who plays a televangelist
who proves that shopping by television can
be a religious experience, and then takes over
a home shopping network. It is in theatres on
Oct. 9.Kurt Russell stars in the Warner
Brothers film Soldier. Russell plays a geneti-
cally engineered soldier who is nearly killed
by one of the government’s new and
improved warriors. He is nursed back to
health by settlers and must learn to live as a
normal human being.Dreamworks gives us
the animated adventure Antz on Oct. 2. A
lonely worker ant tries to break the rigid
structure of an ant colony. This film stars the
voices of Woody Alien, Sharon Stone,
Sylvester Stallone and Gene Hackman..
American History X is a story about urban
racism and how it tears one family apart. This
film from New Line Cinema is out on Oct. 30.
Columbia/Tristar brings us a few interesting films for the fall season. Apt Pupil is based
on a novella by Stephen King and Is in theatres on Oct. 16. The movie is about Todd, a
high school student who discovers a Nazi war
criminal is living in his home town. Todd
begins to blackmail the man. In exchange for
his silence the man must tell Todd of his evil
past.
John Carpenter gives us his spin on the
vampire genre. Vampires follow a group of
Vatican mercenaries as they battle evil vampire Valek. It is in theatres Oct. 30.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is
the sequel to the movie with the similar
name and will be in theatres Nov. 20. The
film stars Jennifer Love Hewitt and Brandy.
Julie (Hewitt) and her friends take a- trip to
the Bahamas and the murderous fun begins.
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BY DANILO SiSON
Chronicle staff
If you enjoy listening to the
cultural beats and lyrics of
Latin America, mixed with all
that synthesized dance music
stuff, then the CD Latin Music
USA is for you.
The album includes various
Latino artists as well as rappers
Wyclef Jean and Will Smith
singing out of their element.
Both singers combine rap
and dance with a simple twist
of Latin American lyrics and a
the listener many aspects of
Latin and North American
music.
Latin Music USA sounds like
a Chris Sheppard Dance Mix
compilation, except for the
language difference. But it’s
not as if we understand much
of the lyrics on those albums
anyway.
Although I liad no idea
what they meant, the lyrics
and musical overtones of Latin
America supplied the bright
spot of this CD, and gave me a
new found appreciation for
Latino music.
Will Smith’s version of
Miami, a popular club beat,
showed some potential.
Unfortunately, it wasnit
enough. The CD sounded so
repetitious that I didn’t even
realize when the song had
ended and another had started. I think it was that continuous beat thing going on in
the background.
If you really enjoy this
blend of music, then by all
means buy Latin Music USA
and just ignore this review.
Otherwise, avoid if possible.
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16 THE CHRONICIE SEPTEMBER 29. 1998
SPOMS NEWS
Men’ s soccer loses for first time
SLLUKEjZEBRAK^
__
Chronicle staff
The Durham men’s soccer
team,
defending Ontario
champions, lost for the first
time this season after a successful opening.
After winning the Durham
College Showdown earlier this
month, the team lost in the
semi-finals of the Fanshawe
Invitational tournament.
Durham, ranked fifth in the
nation, defeated the host
Falcons, but lost in the final to
Humber.
DC beat Fanshawe 3-0 with
goals from Chris Ncskovski,
George Carvalho and James
Prcscod, and advanced to the
tournament final. Carvalho
earned the player of the game
award.
Humber, nationally ranked
15th, shocked the Lords in a 31 win in the final, taking first
place.
Chris Neskovski had tlic
lone goal for DC, his second of
the tournament.
Head coach Stan Bombino
said that his team had a real
back to the provincial finals
and repeat as Ontario champs,
which Bombino believes is
chance to win if they had
more shots on the opposing
keeper and could have benefited from penalties tliat were
not called.
"They started chopping
away at our players," he said.
Bombino said the officials
could have called two or three
more penalty shots, but didn’t.
"I don’t want to put any referees down," he said, "I don’t
want to say we lost the game
because of the referees, but
sometimes there is that fac-
possible.
"I can see us going to the’
provincials," he said.
Before the tournament, in
an exhibition game against the
Whitby under-17 team, the
Lords won 3-1, displaying awesome defence and an exciting,
offence;
Most of the offence was supplied early by the Lords. Both
James
tor."
With this loss, Durham
could see a lower national
ranking in the next release by
tlie Canadian College Athletics
Association.
Although this is a possibility, Bombino doesn’t think
Durham’s fifth place ranking
should change.
"I don’t sec why it should
Pholo by Luko Zcbrak
drop," lie said, "if anything, it
Prescod
leading
DISTANCE:
James
the
STRIKING
should maintain. The word
team.
under
17
attack
against Whitby’s
should get out tliat Durham is
still the strong team."
"We arc looking forward to defenceipan Shaun Plakmcycr.
Although the men will sec a
Humber again in the
This optimistic attitude is
are
their
in
seeing
ranking,
they
drop
Ontario finals," said Lords’ what they will need to make it
keeping high hopes.
DC varsity golf season in full
swing at Lakeridge invitational
BY ViKKI SPENCER
Murdock came in at 87.
Georgian, which finished
second in last year’s OCAA
championships, had a team
total of 308, and Fleming
(Peterborough) finished with
323.
Duggan felt that the team
held up well under the pressure of its first event, particularly given the fact that three
of the four players are rook-
Chronicle staff
The Durham varsity golf
team’s season went into full
swing Sept. 21, as they hosted the 13th Annual Golf
Invitational at Lakeridge
Links. The men’s team
placed third out of eight,
while individual
player
Lindsay Knocker finished in
the middle of the threewoman field.
It was a good showing for
the school’s recently reborn
golf squad, said coach Mike
Correction
In the last week’s Chronicle there were errors in the
Durham College sports medicine clinic story. The clinic is on
the Athleic Complex ground floor.Hours of operation are
Monday to Thursday 8,a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Two athletic therapists and a kinesiologist work with
other staff members.The clinic is owned by Dr. Marc
Marciniak. Therapist Vince Argier’s name was mispelled.
ies.
"That’s why we go and
have the tournaments," he
said. "It gives them the
opportunity to get those
nerves out of the way."
Duggaji was also pleased
with the play of all three
women in the individual
competition, noting that this
is the first time women have
ever competed in the
Duggan.
"At least we’re back to
show that Durham College
and their golf program are
back and they’re strong."
Duggan also hopes the
experience of finishing third
will boost the team’s confidence as it heads into one
more event leading up to the
OCAA championships in
early October.
"You see the excitement in
[the players] and they know
we can do better."
Durham had come into
the clubhouse in second
place, behind the
powerhouse
Georgian
College team, when a strong
finish by Kyle Kosky of
College
Fleming
knocked
(Peterborough)
Durham back to third.
The team was led by Matt
Betts, who recorded a teamlow 79, despite taking a 7 on
Prescod and Lennie
Small had chances to open the
scoring for Durham but were;
stopped by Whitby’s defenders.
Wliitby opened the scoring
before the half. on a bad giveaway by the Lords’ defence.
After the half, the men put
the game away with three
unanswered goals, including
impressive marks by Carvalho
and Prescod.
This was Whitby’s first loss
to any team, including exhibition and regular season games.
Durham opened up their
regular season play on Sept.
25.
Durhamtournament.
Knocker shot 117, to place in
between Georgian’s Sue
Westwood (95), and Seneca’s
Photo by VIkki Spencer
Durham’s golf team
had a strong show-
ing as hosts at
Lakeridge Links.
the par-4 first hole, and finished fourth among the
entire field of players. Kayle
Matthews, an assistant pro at
the Thornhill course, shot
83, while Bryan McNair and
Lee Hummell each shot 85,
to bring the team total to
332. Alternate player Matt
Anastahia Spasopoulos (125).
Both the men’s team and
Knocker will face similar
competition Sept. 25, at a
hosted
tournament
by
Seneca College, and Duggan
expects that last year’s
provincial champions from
Humber College will also be
thereto challenge his team.
It is a challenge he feels his
team Is ready to rise to.
"They have the right attitude, which is so important
in golf," said Duggan. "They
have that hunger."
Women’s Conference
THURSDAY, OCT 1. 1998
Durham VS. Seneca
^Men’s
Conference
FRIDAY, OCT 2, 1998
Seneca VS. Durham
SPORTS NEWS
THE CHRONICLE
Knocker breaks ground for
women’s golf at Durham
BY ViKKI SPENCER_______
trying to do for the last five
Chronicle staff
years or so, to get a women’s
program, not only at our
school, but in the OCAA."
Knocker feels that there is
enough interest among
women in the game, but that
many feel Intimidated at the
prospect of playing competi-
She may not be Tiger
Woods, but Lindsay Knocker
is a groundbreaker in the
game of golf. She Is Durham
College’s first woman golfer,
and one of very few women
players at the collegiate level.
This past week, Knocker
was among the first female
players ever at Durham’s
annual golf tournament, and
when she heads to the
provincial championships in
October, she will play as an
Individual, because there is
not even a women’s team
event in OCAA play. It is a
situation that Knocker finds
puzzling.
"It seems kind of backwards to me," said Knocker,
who played team golf for
Eastdale Collegiate throughout high school. "It isn’t
Fnolo tiy Vikki Sponcor
good for someone like me,"
LINDSAY KNOCKER: DC’s lone woman golfer is
Knocker’s handicap is
leading the way for OCAA women’s team play.
around 28, and while she
may not win the Masters any
"We all kind of helped the collegiate level.
time soon, she enjoys the each other, gave each other
"Lindsay’s going to be like
game, and misses playing golf pointers... it was just nice to an ambassador for us,"
as a team sport.
play witli some other girls."
Duggan said, adding that the
For now, Knocker is findMike Duggan, coach of the presence of Knocker and othing camaraderie with fellow varsity golf program, hopes ers like her is what Is needed
individual players, like those
the
she was paired with at
Durham tournament.
that Knocker will become an
example to other women
who want to play the game at
tively.
"There was a girl in my
program who wanted to try
out, and Mike (Duggan) said
there were four or five girls
who showed interest. But
girls don’t think they’re good
enough," she said.
Although she has been
playing since the age of fourteen, Knocker is not a golfaholic. She gets out about 10
times a summer, playing
more this year because she
joined the golf program. But
her main intention is to
enjov the game, not to win.
"It’s just really for fun,"
she said. "It’s not like I’m
going to be first, but that isn’t
important."
What is important, says
Duggan, is that Knocker is
bringing awareness to women’s golf and helping to promote the sport.
to bolster support for wom"She’s laying the grounden’s team play in the OCAA. work for women’s golf at
"That’s what we’ve been Durham College."
SEPTEMBER 29. 1998 17
S o c c er
Lady Lords
finish last
in London
BY TENNILLE NORTES
Chronicle staff
The Durham College women’s soccer team played two
exceptional games but lost at
Fanshawe’s
Invitational
Tournament on Sept. 19 -20.
Humber College won the
tournament.
The team’s first game was a
2-1 loss to Seneca College.
DC’s only goal was scored by
Tara Ernst. Rookie goaltender
Sandra Shred played well.
On Sunday the women’s
team played in the consolation
round against
the hosts
Falcons. The team had many
scoring chances, but were
defeated once again 2-1.
Michelle Kennedy scored for
Durham.
Expectations for Durham’s
performance were high after
last year’s tournament win.
Assistant coach Lori Ferren
said all of the teams involved
in the tournament were very
good and all of the games were
close.
"The team really came
together and played a lot better on Sunday," she said.
The women’s team has what
Ferren calls "a guod base, a
good nucleus."
"Now we know what we
have to work on," she added.
Durham athletic council offers
lots of intramurals for students
3Y BARRY KIRKEY
chronicle staff
If you’re interested in playng sports, then intramurals
ind extramurals could be for
/ou.
Durham College offers
"loor hockey, ice hockey,
ndoor soccer and softball.
Intramurals are sports that
ire played at the college and
sxtramurals are sports played
lutside of the school.
Brett McGarrell, a third-year
ports administration student
md vice-president of sports at
Durham College, says intranural ice hockey will begin on
4. An extramural ice
jockey representative team
^(11 be selected from the intraTiural league. They will play
jl tournaments against other
Indoor soccer begins in the
second semester during the
floor hockey playoffs.
McGarrell would like to
have a softball tournament in
^ov.
ylleges.
5 We also offer intramural
^por hockey," McGarrell said.
;t will begin Oct. 19 in the
ym. There will roughly be
Wo games a week, depending
an how many teams join. Last
/ear there were 20 teams, he
’aid.
| Floor hockey is the most
popular sport, McGarrell said.
y Ice hockey and floor hockey
ast for the whole year.
BRETT MCGARRELL
the first semester. There may
player statistics, and awards
are given to the top scorer and
goalie, he said. There is also an
all-star game in the middle of
the season.
When playing floor hockey
or indoor soccer students must
wear proper gym attire and
non-marking shoes.
Students playing floor hockey are provided with sticks.
"We supply the goalie
equipment," McGarrell said.
Students can pick up registration forms at the student
association centre. On the
form, write what level you’ve
played at in the sport.
"We don’t want to stack
teams," McGarrell said.
There is a fee for joining.
Ice hockey is $80 a player and
floor hockey, soccer and softball are $20 a team.
McGarrell is also trying to
get a road hockey league started. They would like to play
the games in the back parking
lot, he said.
He is also looking to start a
be a barbecue and an awards
ceremony at the pub, he said.
Everybody can play if
they’re interested," he said. He
urges classes to join the co-ed
leagues because everyone on nighttime volleyball league.
the team will have the same
"I haven’t seen too much
spares. Individual students Interest in it yet."
will be placed on teams that
The student association cenare short on players, he said.
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BY LUKE ZEBRAK_______
Chronicle staff
The news and rumors are flying around
the wrestling world as usual. Here are all the
scoops and happenings in the World
Wrestling Federation and the WCW for
September.
News, Happenings and Rumors
WWF
***Right now the degenerates are leading
the way in the WWF by holding the
Intercontinental championship, the tag team
championship belts, and thanks to X-PAC,
also the European belt. If anyone has any
questions about DX and their reign as
champs, I think they have two words for
you....How about Badd Ass Billy Gunn’s version of Road Dogg’s opening? Not bad!
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dream has come true. Austin has a full article about him and his family coming out in
Rolling Stone magazine. The date was not
available, but keep your eyes open.
***Did you like the latest game from the
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game slated for release in the summer of ’99
Hey poolies,
hockey’s back
^
turned from red-necked hicks to lawyers over
night, tag team champs. Garbage.
*’»*jerry the King Lawler supposedly put
movie star Jim Carrey in the hospital after a
confrontation on the set of their new movie.
WCW
***There’s no doubt that the red and black
of the NWO Wolfpack needs new members.
Nash is rumored to be requesting the likes of
Booker T and former tag team partner Scott
Hall. With Nash’s popularity, it wouldn’t be
surprising if the WCW responded to his
needs.
***So Hall is an alcoholic. Not really. The
former Outsider has been putting back the
gatorade.
"’Everybody raise the four.
The
Horsemen are back. RIc Flair is back. Chris
Bcnoit is back. Arn, please come back.
Mongo sucks. Great choice in Dean
Malenko. Barry Windham, former horseman, is rumored to be coming back and taking Mongo’s spot.
***Watch out who you mess with at local
nightclubs like Opium, Adrenalyn and the
Siren. Apparently the Giant has been in the
area visiting his girlfriend, who lives In
Oshawa. There have been rumored Giant
sightings in the area.
The Giant is requesting a raise or a push
from Eric Bischoff. If Bisclioff doesn’t give
the Giant what he wants, is he WWF bound?
***Halloween Havoc matches:
Goldberg vs. Diamond Dallas Page
The Warrior vs. Hollywood Hogan
Rick Steiner vs. Scott Stelner.
***Curt Hennig = dirty. Supposedly
Hennig, who was taken under the ring by the
Warrior during his disappearing act, couldn’t
.
titled "Attitude".
***For all of you who like head, Al Snow is
finally here. There’s no news on his next
bout. Hopefully he’ll take on Brisco and
Patterson after they jumped him on Raw,
***OK, enough of this Steven Regal guy.
Your best bet with this guy McMahon, Is to
just forget he ever existed.
***Jackyl, who is known for introducing
Kergan, is coming back. He is rumored to be
bringing in a Canadian. This possibly could
be Whitby’s Andrew Martin, who is one of
the WWF’s top prospects.
wait to go to the bathroom and decided to
***E.vctyone hates Southern Justice, right?! excrete In a pale. These pales were supplied
Apparently not. It is rumored that McMahon under the ring, but were to be used for urinais going to make the Southerners, who tion.
BY BARRY KIRKEY
Chronicle staff
If your favorite NHL club is
so bad that they are thinking
about golf in January, you may
want to consider taking the
helm and becoming the general manager of your own team.
Before each NHL season,
thousands of Canadians organize and enter all kinds of
hockey pools. In these pools
they inherit some responsibilities a general manager might
have, including drafting, trading and releasing players.
There are three types of
hockey pools: the draft pool,
the top-25 pool and box
pools.
The draft pool requires that
a group of eight to 16 people
get together and draft players
from the NHL. Once you draft
a player he becomes the property of your team and nobody
else can select him. Make sure
you have an even number of
rounds when entering or making a draft pool.
Some draft pools have trading and others have re-drafts.
Pools with trading usually
have a deadline during the season.
Re-drafts are held in mid
season and people can release
their injured or unproductive
players from their team. If you
entered the pool unprepared
then you may have to drop a
retired player or two. The pool
entrants can select players that
other entrants have released,
or un-drafted players. Eacli
team must select the number
of players they dropped. It Is
possible to incorporate trading
and a re-draft into a pool.
The draft pool is suitable for
a knowledgeable group of
hockey fans. But these groups
will accept donations from
entrants who have no understanding of the game.
Entrants for the top-25 arc
required to select the top 25
scorers in the league. In this
kind of pool it doesn’t matter
if you select the same player as
someone else. But, it would be
illegal to havejaromirjngr on
your team 25 times, so make
sure your team has different
players. The number of
entrants in this pool is endless
and people don’t need to get
together.
The last type is the box
pool. In this pool there are
several boxes with four to five
players inside of them and the
entrant must select one player
per box.
The players are usually
divided according to their
position. This pool requires
the least research because your
options are presented to you.
Understanding the rules of
your pool will help you be
more successful.
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