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VOLUME 82 ISSUE 11
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17/ 2000     RETARDEDLY FLAMMABLE SINCE 1918
Return of
the GAP
 by Miriam Torchinsky
A highly controversial anti-abortion
display that compares abortion to
the Holocaust will make its return to
campus October 25.
The Genocide Awareness Project
(GAP), which is organised by
the California-based anti-abortion
Center for Bioethical Reform (CBR),
consists of graphic images of aborted fetuses placed beside images of
the Holocaust and race-related
lynchings.
Last year, the CBR was unable to
bring GAP to UBC because it refused
to agree to the university's administration conditions that the display be
limited to a specific location, and that
CBR pay for its own security costs. A
'niiy,,,-..„,HaBil,  coalition of pro-
r .'..a*^-**^ J life UBC students, however,
brought a smaller version of the
display to campus last November.
Stephanie
Gray, president
of   the   Alma
/»dav Mater   Society
eRAY Lifeline    club,
said that the club has been in communication with university officials
about the display for October.
"We are working on the details of
the display with them, so they will
be aware of when the display is
going ahead and what the details
are," she said.
As of yesterday, student groups
opposing GAP—including the Alma
Mater Society (AMS)-were still
unaware of a specific date, but have
been preparing for the arrival of
GAP images for some time.
The pro-choice AMS club
Students for Choice says that they
haven't been given enough notice to
prepare.
"We don't consider this to be
enough notice...If it's at the end of
October, we haven't been given
enough notice," said Hannah
Roman, an executive of Students for
Choice.
Roman indicated, however, that
the arrival of the display on October
25 would not affect the club's plan
to hold a pro-choice rally two days
earlier.
"It's a way of raising awareness
on campus about what GAP is, and
letting people know that the display
is going to be there, and that they
may want to choose to avoid it or to
voice their opposition in some
way.
When contacted by the Ubyssey
yesterday, Maryann Adamec said
she was not aware of plans to go
ahead with the display.
"We have not received any confirmation as to what will be taking
place," she said, adding that she
would have preferred to have been
informed earlier.
'[UBC] is responsible to everyone
else on this campus to allow them to
present their opinion arid create an
environment that respects everyone's...right to go to school without
being discriminated against or having their dignity attacked."
Lifeline requires the use of university space to set up its display
because the AMS has taken a stance
against GAFs message and images
being presented in student-controlled space.
Brian Sullivan, UBC's VP, students, indicated that the university
is discussing the conditions for the
upcoming display with Lifeline, He
said that the university plans to notify interested groups about the display before it arrives on-campus.
Last year's controversy over GAP
led to the suspension of Erin Kaiser,
a Students for Choice organiser, and
two other protesters, after the tearing down of the display last
November. ,
A letter from UBC's chair of the
Senate Appeals Committee on
Academic Standing includes in its
description of GAP such terms as
"the offensive and shocking
images," and 'grotesque and abhorrent imagery.
■ This may be the first statement
from a university official that resembles a stance on GAP itself.
But Sullivan provided a different
opinion, suggesting that the display
promoted 'an excellent exchange of
views."
'Obviously the university feels as
though the content wa3 not something that was unlawful," he said,'
adding that legality was the basis for
granting approval for the display.
"There may be differences of
opinion about what's grotesque and
what isn't, and what's offensive and
what isn't That's often what free
speech issues are all about"
Junie D6sil, a representative of
the AMS resource group Colour
Connected [CC], said that CC wants
to write a letter to the VP, Students
to reiterate its stance opposing GAP.
'We're not going to just sit here
and wait for them to bring their
posters," she said. ♦
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AS THE BIRD FLIES: UBC Forward Randy Celebrini takes the fastest line to the goal, tara westover photo
Men's soccer squashes Prairie teams
by Tom Peacock
Sitting in the stands, soaking up the rays, watching
the UBC men's soccer team chalk up another win—
' this was the story on Saturday afternoon. And,
come to think of it, on Sunday afternoon as well.
' :   There was really no question who was going to
. win on Saturday when the Thunderbirds played the
University of Saskatchewan Huskies; it was just a
matter of how k>ng it was going to take for UBC to
put the, ball in the net,
.':' ■ It ended up taking the Birds a long time to score.
Fifteen minutes into the second half, with the less*-
than-skilled Saskatchewan team getting scrappier,
coach. Mike Mosher called on forward Randy
, Celebrini to get in the game and create some opportunities. Ten minutes later, a slightly injured Dave
,, Wong also joined the game up front.
The fresh legs took the Huskies by surprise, and
the Birds shot ahead by two with 15 minutes left in
the final half. After that, Saskatchewan had neither
the time nor the ability to get past the strong UBC
defence, and the game ended 2-0.
Though the Birds had shown a little trouble finishing up front initially, the backfield pretty well
shut out the Huskies for the duration, and assured
the win.
"I thought our defence was pretty solid except
for a few balls we gave up during the first half," said
UBC defender Nick Seddon after the game. "[In} the
second half we were definitely solid; they didn't
have any chances the whole time."
Although Celebrini sat out most of Saturday's
game because he was more worried about playing
Alberta on Sunday, he needn't have bothered sav-
see "Men's Soccer" on page 4
CASA brain on-tour
 by Alex Dimson
With the arrival of a preserved brain
on a stretcher, several people in red
shirts waving postcards, and a number of media cameras, the Canadian
Alliance of Students Association
(CASA) began the UBC leg of its
annual lobby campaign last week.
But some students are questioning the effectiveness of the effort
organised by the national student
lobby group that represents 18
Canadian universities and colleges,
including UBC.
CASA National director Mark
Kissel is traveling to each member
school along with the brain in a jar"
and a large number of pre-written
postcards to be signed by students
. and sent to a local Member of
Parliament
"The brain represents all students' minds at post-secondary educational institutions across Canada,
and we're asking for more money irt
order to fund education," he said.
The campaign is due to culminate in a five-day lobbying session
in Ottawa later this month, and is
intended to bring awareness of student issues to the federal government, students, and the general-
public.
But Bev Meslo, an Alma Mater
Society (AMS) Arts representative,
said that while she thinks the campaign is a "fantastic idea/she
doubts the campaign will have that
much impact on students.
"Students do not feel informed
about it or
involved in the
campaign, and
provincial governments have
no information
about it, nor do
they feel
involved about
it in any way, so
I think it has a
limited function*
MESLO
Kissel, however, said that he has
already received a response regarding the campaign from the MP for
Lethbridge, Alberta—the first con-
stiuency that CASA targeted.
CASA is calling on Ottawa to
restore funding to the Canadian
Health and Social Transfer (CHST)
to 1995 levels, increase,funding to
campus infrastructure, and reduce
student debt The CHST is the primary way that the federal government funds education.
'If [MP] Rick Cassen3 from
Lethbridge is already giving us a
response, that's one mind that's
changed," he said.
But when contacted by the
Ubyssey, the Canadian Alliance MP
said that he had yet to see the postcards.
"This postcard campaign has
postcards coming to me?" he asked.
"I understand they got a few in my
Ottawa office but I haven't seen one
see "Brain" on page 3 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
Students debate renaming of Rose Garden
by Cynthia Lee
Federal Canadian government officials are not the only politicians who
have been embroiled in debate over
how the late Pierre Trudeau should
be commemorated.
At last week's Alma Mater Society
(AMS) Council meeting, councillors
discussed whether they should support a suggestion to name UBC's
Rose Garden after the former Prime
Minister.
Several councillors, including
Vice-President External Affairs
Graham Senft, were in favour of the
idea, despite concerns that Trudeau
government policies may not have
favoured Western Canada.
"I think that if you look at it from
more of a national perspective and
look at what he did for the country as
a whole, then I think it's appropriate/ said Senft, referring to
Trudeau's contributions to social
equality—with
the establishment of the
Canadian
Charter of Rights
and Freedoms in
1982-and his
government's
policies about
multiculturalism
and bilingualism.
But Graduate Student Society representative Suresh Pillai said that he
did not support the idea because
Trudeau's contributions were at the
federal level.
"I think the main concern is that
[Trudeau] hasn't done anything
specifically for UBC,' said Pillai.
'And there's more than enough
things that will happen in his name
regardless.'
Senft said that he thought the idea
was especially appropriate because
Trudeau was known to admire roses
and the Rose Garden has not yet
been named after anyone.
The federal government is cur
rently facing opposition for a plan to
rename Mount Logan, Canada's
highest  peak.   The   mountain  is
v\r
There's more
than enough
things that will
happen in his
name regardless/'
—Suresh Pillai
Graduate Student Society
representative
SENFT
already named after Sir William
Logan, a 19th-century Canadian
geologist..
Pillai, however, said he would
prefer to see the Rose Garden be
named after recently-deceased
biochemistry professor Michael
Smith, who won a Nobel Prize for
his work in genomics. Pillai
added that he doubts the idea will
get very far with the university.
The guiding principles behind
UBC's policy on naming state that
the university 'welcomes the
opportunity to honour those who
have rendered outstanding service to UBC. Naming may be
offered' to those whose accomplishments or generosity advance
the academic mission of the university."
Barbara        Drysdale, a
spokesperson for UBC Public
Affairs, said that any such proposal must be passed by a formal
procedure through the
Committee on Naming, and the
Board of Governors.
The chair of this committee,
acting Vice-President External
Affairs  Chuck  Slonecker,  was
unavailable for comment by press
time.
This i3 not the. first time that
Trudeau has been considered for
commemoration at UBC. Trudeau
was awarded an honorary degree
in 1986.
Drysdale, however, indicated
the difference between bestowing
such a degree and the naming of
campus facilities.
'Honorary degrees are granted
to individuals who are recognised
for their contributions and career
achievements to UBC and to
Canada*," she 3aid, adding that the
degrees go to a wide variety of
individuals every year.
But naming facilities after
individuals is done on an ad hoc,
case-by-case basis and often in
recognition of donors to the university, she explained. ♦
NO ROSES FOR PET: The UBC Rose Garden, mel streich photo
"Brain" continued from page 1
here. I don't even have one in front
of me.'
Cassens added, however, that
many organisations send form letters to MPs and "if the numbers are
great enough, then you realise it's
an issue and that people have taken
the time to do that'
"I appreciate lobby groups that
bring information to you, that come
to you and try to make you aware of
their situation, that offer suggestions to you," he added.
AMS Vice-President External
Affairs Graham Senft said that the
postcards are not the most important part of CASA's campaign. The
main lobbying effort he explained,
will take place at the end of the
month, when MPs are invited to
participate in a national conference
where CASA's policies will be presented.
"Obviously [the postcards are]
just one part of the campaign. A
postcard campaign without anything else is not very effective," he
said.
But at last week's AMS Council
meeting, a few councillors
expressed concerns that CASA's
efforts may be misdirected, since
Ottawa has already pledged to
increase the CHST by roughly $21
billion. They said that CASA should
instead lobby the BC government
which is responsible for allocating
CHST funds.
AMS President Maryann
Adamec said that CASA, which is
mandated to lobby only at the level
that involves the federal government, is still very helpful for the
AMS.
"There's a lot work to be done at
the federal level. Just the restoration of the CHST is not going to cure
all ills in regards to the post-secondary education in Canada."
Adamec said she thinks CASA is
effective because of its involvement
in the federal Canada Millennium
Scholarship and federal student
loans programs.
According to Adamec, CASA is
part of the AMS' "tri-fold lobbying
strategy," with CASA lobbying at the
federal level and the AMS lobbying
the provincial government for
CHST funding, and working with
UBC to implement the funds. ♦
Role of AMS businesses
questioned by students
by Alex Dimson
The pending opening of two new businesses in the
Student Union Building (SUB), and the planned development of several more, have some students voicing
concerns about the role of businesses in the Alma Mater
Society (AMS).
Sima Zeheri, a member of the AMS Student
Administrative Commission, said that she questions the
necessity of having more businesses in the SUB.
"The AMS keeps focusing on getting more and more
businesses in, and making their businesses more and
more profitable,* said Zeheri, who organised a unionisation drive for the employees of the AMS food outlet
Pie R Squared earlier this year.
"But that profit is not reflecting back in the students
lives,' she said. "The profits have been going up and up
every year. However, [that] increase in profits have [sic]
not reflected back on the wages of the students."
The AMS Budget has shown a
$97,145 and $159,166 surplus
over the past two years respectively.
Zeheri said that while in the past
the AMS paid students a wage that
was significantly higher than minimum wage, the gap has been closing since then.
"There is no indication that the
wages of AMS employees are going
to be increasing with the increase to
PEETS minimum wage."
But AMS General Manager Bernie Peets said that the
AMS makes a big contribution to student employment
stating that the AMS has a $ 1.7 million student payroll
and has 'actually expanded the number of students'
jobs.'
AMS President Maryann Adamec, said that students
are paid a 'competitive wage' and added that students
benefit from revenue generated from AMS businesses
and rent paid by SUB leases.
"Revenue from the businesses go [sic] back to the
society's operating budget so they're spent on student
services, student government activities, programs and
publications so they reduce our need to collect higher
student fees," she said.
Bernie Peets added that business revenue helps to
fund additional AMS initiatives, including the renovations of the SUB's upper-level courtyard, the development of the south alcove, and the expansion of the cen
tral kitchen.
The start of the school year saw the addition of a new
insurance company to the SUB, and construction has
recently begun on a tea shop in the building.
Bev Meslo, an Arts representative on the AMS
Council, said that while she supports the principles
behind the businesses, she is concerned about the AMS
leasing space to outside businesses.
"On a personal level, I think the students' union
should run the businesses in the Student Union
Building as opposed to them being contracted-out to private enterprise."
Currently Travel CUTS, the Delly, the Bank of
Montreal, the new Perpetual Insurance Agency, and the
Little Tea Shop are leasing space from the AMS.
But Peets said there are some businesses that the
AMS does not have the resources to operate.
"There are certain services that we just can't do. One
is a travel agency that requires a level of skill that we
don't have. And insurance is another one. We don't have
that level of skill [and] you have to be certified to do
those types of transactions," he explained.
Peets added that he could not reveal details of the
lease arrangements, but did say that the AMS decides
on lease prices based on the market of the local area.
Zeheri, however, said that the AMS should reveal the
details of these contracts-.
"If the AMS i3 there to benefit students, we should
know what's going on, we should have detailed information on what contracts we're having with people,"
she said.
AMS Vice-President finance Mike Warner said the
contracts are kept sealed for competitive reasons,
adding that each business has a different arrangements.
'Obviously our aim at the AMS is to make sure that
we maximise our rent for the students," he said.
"But at the same time, if I release those figures there
might be another business that's paying less for the
same space. So that would produce problems for us."
Warner said that the AMS Commercial Services
Planning Group, which is composed of AMS councillors
as well as students-at-large, decides which businesses
will go in the SUB.
He said that the decisions are partly based on a two-
year-old survey conducted by the AMS that asked students which businesses they preferred to see in the
SUB.
The AMS is currendy planning for a bagel shop, and
possibly a photo-finishing store and bulk-food store. ♦
The results of the Ubyssetfs poll about CASA
Havayou ever heard of CASA?:
Yes: 47, or 17%
No: 23 5, or 83%
For those Hat heard of CASA. what
is it/what does it dol
Knew: 21, or 7%
Didn't know: 26, ot 9%
Total students polled 282
Some notable responses:
'Casa? If s a Spanish house?*
'Sounds somewhat familiar but
not really, no.*
"Yeah, is that the post card thing?
Yeah, I read it in the bathroom,"
'Casablanca?*
"We're just first-years."
'Is that related to NASA?*
'Is that a fraternity house?* ♦ 4     TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
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Super soccer
Young blood and
veteran guile propel
T-Birds towards
season playoffs
by Trevor Kew
With the battle for playoff spots
heating up in the Canada West division, the UBC women's soccer team
squared off against the fourth-place
Saskatchewan Huskies and the fifth-
place Alberta Bears in two crucial
matches this weekend.
Until now, the Thunderbirds had
struggled to find their form, but on
Saturday and Sunday, they played
their best two games of the year,
earning a 2-1 victory over the
Huskies, and an emphatic 4-1 victory over Alberta.
Saturday's match saw the T-
Birds control the ball well against
Saskatchewan; but fail to bury most
of their chances. Eventually, the
UBC players managed to come away
with an only slightly harrowing win.
Head coach Mike Mosher
explained that the women are trying
Jo improve their goal scoring. "We
work on finishing pretty much all
week...about half of our drills are
finishing related.'
UBC struck against the Huskies
in just the 15th minute, when midfielder Kelly Donaldson put the ball
away after a scramble in front of the
goal. Donaldson and veterans Roz
Hicks and Kristine Jack were dangerous throughout the game. Jack
unleashed several outstanding free
kicks, including one which rattled
off the woodwork. The strong defensive play of Amber Brqwnlee cou-
jpled with the aerial abilities of fellow rookie Jacqueline Ferraby kept
the backline at ease until halftime.
One minute into the second half,
an unfortunate miscue by defender
Veronica Lie led to an easy goal for
Saskatchewan. But with the score
tied, the determined Birds stormed
back and a 61st-minute strike by
Jack from 22 yards out flew into the
back of the net
Though UBC controlled the play
from then on, several mental mistakes at the back nearly resulted in
Huskie  goals.  UBC keeper  Sian
-;v
MAD SCRAMBLE: UBC beat the University of Alberta Pandas 4-1
on Sunday afternoon at Thunderbird Stadium, tara westover photo
Bagshawe -covered up a few times,
and Lie atoned for her previous
defensive error with a lunging clearance off the goal line. The score
remained 2-1 at the final whistle..
Improvements in teamwork
paid off on Sunday, as the Birds
scored two stunning goals in the
first 20 minutes and left little doubt
about the result after that
"We had our best game of the
year. I think that it really got started
yesterday when we started to keep
"We had our
best game of
the year."
—Dick Mosher,
T-Birds coach
better possession of the ball, and by
doing so we really opened up the
field and opened up a lot of scoring
chances, and we just continued that
on today," said T-Birds coach Dick
Mosher of his team's performance
on Sunday.
Captain Lyanne Westie, who
missed most of last weekend due to
illness, brought the crowd to its feet
in the 4th minute with a savage left-
foot strike. Donaldson had another
impressive outing, with a goal in the
20th minute that the keeper could
only palm into the net, and another
in the 60th that left the minder with
no chance. Roz Hicks had the other
UBC goal, bungling a bouncing ball
over the line just before the half.
Despite a somewhat lucky goal
by Alberta and a shot that forced
Bagshawe into a highlight-reel
stretching save, there was little
doubt about the outcome would be,
and the game ended 4-1.
Westie's return seemed to bolster the team, but she attributed
much of the team's improvement to
the rookies finding their place within the team.
"We have incredible rookies this
year...the girls get along super-
well,' she said.
"It's like a big family,' added
rookie Ferraby, who had a stellar
weekend.
As the playoffs draw near and
the intensity increases, the importance of teamwork cannot be played
down. *I don't think there's much
discrepancy between rookies and
veterans out there,' said fifth-year
vet Donaldson, "We need to get
everyone involved and play as a
team." ♦
"It's not a
pretty game,
but we're not
expending a
lot of energy/'
"Men's soccer" continued from page 1
ing himself. A weary Alberta team, just off the ferry
from Victoria where it was badly beaten by UVic on
Saturday, was no match for the Birds.
UBC ripped into the game, determined to break down the young Golden
Bears as quickly as possible. Less than
eight minutes into the game, Celebrini
brought the ball in from the left wing,
and after a brief game of ping-pong in
front of the net, UBC striker Adam
Plummer batted it in for his third goal
of the season.
Only seven minutes later, centre
back Aaron Richer shot up the field,
outmanoeuvered two Alberta defence-
man simultaneously, and cranked one
into the top right corner. The score was
2-0, and not even 15 minutes of play
had elapsed. Plummer followed up the
early scoring blitz with UBC's third goal 15 minutes
later.
"We scored really early in the first half...We put
together some really nice stuff, and in the second
half—that's where you should really enjoy yourself—I
think we were already packing our bags," Celebrini
said after the game.
Indeed, it was a while before UBC would score
again, but score again they did. At the end, the tally was
4-0 for UBC, thanks to Richer, who was well-placed for
a header for the final point.
"It's not a pretty game, but we're not
expending a lot of energy. You don't
want to think that you have to battle for
every point," Celebrini said, adding that
this part of the season is all work, and
what the team is really looking forward
to is beating Victoria on its own field
during the last game of the regular season.
UBC head coach Mike Mosher also
_        .     ~  .   .    .   .   emphasised the importance of the last
—Handy LeieDrini, game against Victoria.
UBC forward
"[Next weekend] we go to Lethbridge
and then to Calgary...Hope fully we set
up a showdown against UVic for the last
game of the season. If we both get our
points there [next weekend), then it's a
battle for first place," he said.
If the Birds come out as strong as they did on
Sunday, if they put the balls in early, then the first-
place Vikes will definitely have a tough time staying on
top. But who will ultimately head to the CIAU championships at McMaster University in November is no
foregone conclusion. ♦ THE UBYSSEY
SPORTS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
A FLICK OF THE WRIST: UBC'sTim McEachen scores during the Birds comeback against the Brandon
Bobcats on Saturday night.The game ended in a 4-4 tie. tom peacock photo
Birds open strong
Men's hockey is off to a surprisingly good start
by Sara Newham
October is a busy month. The leaves
are falling, midterms and paper due
dates are fast approaching, and the
UBC men's hockey team has started
its quest for the playoffs.
According to UBC head coach
Mike Coflin, the 2000-2001 version
of the team is better than last year's.
Let's hope so. Last year UBC won
only five games and set a number of
records for futility. This year, the
team is hoping, realistically, to make
the playoffs—don't laugh, it's true. It
just might happen, too. The team
went 3-3-1 in exhibition play and its
depth and experience in several
positions show in its on-ice performance.
"You'll see a team that skates a
little bit better, a team that's a little
bit deeper on defence, and maybe
the best goaltending we've had here
in 15 years," said Coflin, who's back
for his eleventh season.
This year's squad has many
familiar faces—team captain and
defender Trevor Shoaf, centres Rob
Petrie and Nils Antons, and goal-
tender Robert File, among others—
but also some new players, such as
netminder Peter Brady, who tried
out with the Canucks this summer,
Brady and right-wingers Dustin
Paul and Tim McEachen are expected to make a big impact in the
upcoming season. Paul, who scored
85 points in the Western Hockey
League last year, has been drafted by
the Calgary Flames.
"The guys that played last year,
the second-year guys, they've got a
little more experience under their
belt, and they know what to expect
Last year was a learning experience
for a lot of people. [Now] everybody
knows what's at stake, and I think
that's going to help us this year,"
said fifth-year forward Sandy Hayer.
There is no number-one netminder as yet—performance will dictate
who gets ice time—but Coflin said
that this year's tandem of Robert File
and Peter Brady is veiy strong, like
that of Jon Sikkema and Dave
Trofimenkoff in the 97-98 season.
Shoaf said that this year's team
will be great all around. "We've got
great goaltending in Brady and File.
Our D is huge. Our forwards—we've
got guys that can hit, skate, and
score. We've got a lot of pieces of the
puzzle that in the last year has been
difficult to put together."
For their first regular season
homestand. The Birds took to the ice
this past weekend at the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Centre
against the lowly University of
Brandon Bobcats, 0-8 in the pre-season. The Birds took three of the possible four points available, winning
3-1 Friday and tying 4-4 on
Saturday.
Friday's game was scoreless until
10:34 of the second period when,
with the Thunderbirds on a power
play, Hayer converted a rebound to
the left side of Bobcat netminder
Curtis Atkinson. The Birds made it
2-0 less than two minutes later when
Matt Reid drove to the net and shot
it past Atkinson.
The Bobcats then took a 30-sec-
ond timeout and came back with a
vengeance. They controlled the play
in UBC's territory and, after some,
nifty stickhandling by Brandon's
Gregg Zubricki, Alex Argyriou
scored from the slot on a wrist shot
that went over Brady's shoulder. But
the T-Birds sealed the win in the
third period after Shoaf wired a shot
to the roof of the net from just inside
the blueline.
"Peter [Brady] was good. Peter
didn't have a win in pre-season, [so]
that was an important win for his
confidence,* said Coflin.
"We played great Phenomenal.
The young guys played really well.
The old guys played really well," said
Shoaf.
"[It was] beautiful to have goal-
tending like that Brady was phenomenal, our D[efence] wa3 great,
we got timely goals.We earned that
They didn't even have a chance.'
Brady's steller performance the
night before allowed him an opportunity to start in Saturday's game.
Unfortunately, Brandon came out
strong to start the game, and managed to pop in three unanswered
goals on just nine shots, all within
the first seven minutes. Brady was
pulled in favour of File.
UBC fought hard to come back,
and they did. By the end of the first
period, the Thunderbirds had closed
the gap to one, after receiving goals
from Josh Cinnamon and Tim
McEachen.
"I think we showed a lot of character coming back after the first ten
minutes, [and] a three-goal deficit
We managed to get two goals in the
first period, then battled back and
made a game out of it," said
Cinnamon, UBC's player of the
game.
UBC tied it up in the second
frame when the Birds took possession off the draw and Hayer shot the
puck past Atkinson on the glove
side. The game was getting interesting.
The Thunderbirds didn't take the
lead until Cinnamon, in another
remarkable effort, broke out with
Petrie while the T-Birds were short-
handed and wired a shot through a
small crack on Atkinson's glove side
at 10:56 of the third period.
UBC's 4-3 lead didn't hold up,
though, as File allowed one goal to
slip by. A five-minute sudden-death
overtime did not settle anything,
and the score remained tied at 4-4.
"We outshot them, we outplayed
them unfortunately we just couldn't
come out on top. It's a rewarding
time, but it's a disappointing time,"
summed up UBC forward Ian
Lampshire after the game.
The Birds will travel to
Lethbridge next weekend before
they return home again on October
27th and 28th to play the University
of Alberta Golden Bears, two top
teams in a tough division. ♦
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// ir\°y- n°w that's an apple."
|The' man in the apple tast-
'ing tent really hit the old
nail on the head when he said that
line. After all, at the UBC Botanical
Garden Apple Festival, it was hard to
find something that wasn't an apple.
This past weekend's Apple
Festival, the 11th annual version of
the event, was home to 16,000
pounds of apples and droves of apple
lovers. If you didn't like apples, thi3
was a bad choice of weekend activity,
since the whole thing was dedicated
to the wonders of the piece of fruit
most people think starts and ends
with pie.
Akane,    Alexander,    Alkmere,
Ambrosia...
Everyone knows that apples come
in three flavours: Red, Yellow, or
Green. Or four, if you count 'sauce'
as a flavour. All kidding aside, the
grocery store is going to sell you
some Granny Smiths, some Golden
Delicious, some Spartans, and
maybe a Fuji, or a Braeburn. But if
you're really into apples—and judging by the hundreds of people at the
Garden this weekend, a lot
of people are really into W
appk'S—this just won't do. f      .*/•'&.
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Chinook, Corail, Cox's Orange
Pippin...
tt there are over 80 varieties at
I this year's festival. And on a
warm, sunny Saturday afternoon in October, anyone with a kid
or a garden is at UBC to get a taste of
as many as possible.
Hawaii Hokuto, Honey Crisp...
Apple Festival banners greet you
as you arrive at the Garden, and the
candy apple vendor gives you an idea
of what lies ahead, but to get to all the
apples, you need to follow the crowds
marching along the path through the
gardens. Like some kind of fruit pilgrimage, the parade of people snakes
past the visitors' centre, through the
tunnel, and onto a grassy field.
Sans a, Schweizer Orange,
Senshu, Shamrock, Silken, Sinta,
Sintra, Smoothee...
The apples come from 16 suppliers from all over BC: Abbotsford,
Aldergrove, Cawston, Kelowna,
Keremeos, Langley, Okanagan Falls,
Oliver, Penticton, Salmon Arm. Most
of these apples are not available com-
^merrially. So the $1.50 it costs
for testing is a pretty good
deal. After buying a ticket
and standing in line,
.your turn in the tasting
, tent comes up. You
have half an hour to
sample as many varieties as you can
muster, each present-
' ed to you as a delicate,
sashimi-thin ' slice
proffered by a festival
volunteer.
Wagner, Wealthy, Winesap,
Winter Banana, Wolf River...
"It's nice and tart that one,' the
woman offering a wedge of
Barlepsch says. The apple, a variety
from the Rhineland, dating back to
1880, tastes like, well, an apple.
So does the Corail, originally from
Pilnitz, in Germany. The information
card on the table says that it's good
after spicy meals. Kathy Poole, an
energetic volunteer from the Friends
of the Botanical Gardens, the group
organising the event as a fundraiser
for the Garden, tells passersby that
'if s a beautiful-looking apple.'
Some apples, though, don't really
taste like apples. The Dazzling Sue, a
'mystery apple' grown in Naramata,
BC, has a decidely alcoholic taste to
it, as does the Honey Crisp.
The apples on display in the tasting tent are varieties from all over.
The Winter Banana (who comes up
with these names?) is originally from
Indiana; the Wolf River is from
Wisconsin; the Akane is Japanese,
and, a3 an added bonus, is moderately resistant to scab and mildew;
the Muscadet de Dieppe is an old
French cider apple; the Elstar is
Dutch, and "it seems to be the most
popular one at this table,' according
to Rosemary Boyd, a Friend serving
up slices.
Despite the Elstar's positive J-
reception, it seems clear that some "
Europeans are busy eating some
pretty bad apples. The Wealthy is
popular in Russia, and tastes bad,
but not quite as bad as the Ingrid
Marie, an old apple from Denmark.
It's squat and mealy, with a thick
peel, and tastes like a potato.
There's history in these apples,
too. The Northern Spy, named after
the Underground Railway that
brought escaped American slaves to
Canada, was popular as far back as
1840. The Esopus Spitzenburg was
Thomas Jefferson's favourite apple.
"You'll find it a bit sour,' warns Boyd
as she hands out slices.
The air in the tent is heavy with
the fresh smell of apples, and people
move through, some proceeding diligently, tasting apples in alphabetical
: order, others wandering from table
to table. Some are taking notes, some
discussing which ones they like best
with their tasting companions. 'It's
kind of like wine tasting without the
buzz' is the obvious comparison that
one man makes to his gustatory partner. The apple slicers, either Friends
of the Garden, or volunteers for the
event, are uniformly enthusiastic
about apples, and the more knowledgeable among them are more than
willing to offer their opinion on the
best varieties. The photocopied
instructions they all received order
them to "SMILEI HAVE FUNII' and
it's clear that they're doing both.
Even more excited than the perky
volunteers staffing the tables is the
little kid in his underwear and purple rubber boots who keeps running
into the legs of older apple fans. Kids
are everywhere at the Apple Festival,
and their mouths are all sticky from
eating caramel apples half as big as
their heads.
As the half-hour winds up,
Dorinna Palmer, another Friend,
walks through the tent.
HAPPY CAMPERS: The Apple Fesuval wore out some parents who just couldn't keep up with their sugar-fuelled kids
(above). Face painting and apple pie (below) provided the little ones with enough sustenance to last them through the
apple tasting sessions (far left), where the grown-ups munched away, tara westover photos
cheerily announcing that there are
only two minutes left and sheparding
people out of the tent In a quieter
voice she sympathises with one man,
telling him that 'After a while, you
can't really distinguish one variety
from the other.' No kidding.
But some do stand out. The
Sintra, grown in Kelowna is named
after the Punjabi word for 'orange.'
Go figure. It's really good, though-
tangy and crunchy. The Senshu's
another good one. A recent apple
from Japan, it's juicy, crunchy, and
almost sweet
Suggestively located right next to
the tasting area is a tent selling
organic apples. At eight bucks for a
four-pound bag, these are premium
apples. The guy selling them claims
that they're all good, and that you
should pick the kind you want based
on your personal taste, and how long
you want to keep them. Of course, 'if
you're just going to eat them up, it
doesn't matter,' he says. Whatever
he says, business looks brisk.
There are also typical country-fair
goods for sale, some of which are not
related to apples at all. You can buy
'Pure Natural Honey* and beeswax
candles from Vlad's Apiary, soap
from the Country Rose Co., and
metal art from Bent River Creations,
including "The Gardener,* an almost
life size statue listed at a cool $2800.
Ylu can even buy a Blue Orchard
Mason Bee House, which comes
with an informative brochure
answering important questions
such as "But do I want a swarm
of bees flying around my garden?' If all this is too distracting, you can also buy an apple
cookbook, which gives your
recipes for, say, Apple Beets, or
Apple Salsa.
|-|verything costs at the Apple
i — Festival. A cup of cider-$l.
—I Apple tasting-$1.50. Candy
app!es-$2.   Caramel   apples-$3.
Apple pie-$3. Organic juice-$7, for
a big jug. A bag of organic apples—
$8. An apple tote bag-$ 15. An apple
tree-$ 18. An I-Hate-Apples T-shirt-
$20. Just kidding-they didn't have
any of those. But if they did, they
probably would have sold well,
'cause everything else did. Apple
lovers seemed to be eager to depart
with their money. Visa and
MasterCard accepted. The best deal
going, though, was the ornamental
gourds that only cost a quarter each.
If you were in the market for gourds,
this was the place to be.
The pies were hot items, too. On
Saturday, all 800 shces of the Savary
Island pies were sold by 3:00, and
the vendors expected to sell out the
next day as well.
Back in the tasting tent, you may
have decided on a favourite kind,
maybe that Senshu. If you liked it or
any other kind, so much that you
wanted to take some home then you
would make your way to the parking
lot, where you would buy the apples
of your dreams.
In a parking lot near the entrance
to the Gardens, tables were arranged
in a long U-shape, and bags of apples
were on display, from Alexander to
Yoko. Well, actually, Yoko is only the
next-to-last The 85-27-2 apple is the
last one. Seems that the apple
namers have run out of names...
At either $5 or $7 for a four-
pound bag, these were cheaper than
the organic apple's, but not by much.
Nearly everyone was leaving with a
bag or two, though, so the cost mustn't have been much of a deterrent
Now if you were so in love with
these apples that four pounds wasn't
going to hold you, you were in good
hands. Right next door to the apples
tables was the apple tree section of
the parking lot, where you could buy
a potted tree or a columnar. The
trees came from orchards in
Aldergrove, Sidney, and Surrey, and
seemed to be finding new homes at a
healthy pace. Even if you didn't have
a favourite type of apple, there was
plenty of help at hand. "The Kandil
Sinap has got a sweet, sharp flavour,"
explained Hugh Daubner, one of the
tree vendors. And even if you didn't
like any of the apples, that was no
reason not to invest in a tree. "I hate_
Granny Smith...My son likes them, *
but I hate them," said one woman as
she eyed a tree.
Those may have been fightin'
words 'round these parts, but everyone at the Garden was too cheerful #*
to mind the comments of one bad j
apple. The only real violence all day
was at the cider-making demonstration, where kids fed apples to the
grinder, and squealed when they saw
the unappetising mulch they ended
up with. But even though this process
may have been traumatic for the
apples, everyone had their best interests in mind. The hobbyist leading
the demonstration made all the kids
say sorry to the apples whose lives
they are about to extinguish, and a
chorus of heartfelt apologies
accompanied the whirring of the
grinder. Across the way, a small
crowd of gardeners listened intently to a lecture on grafting, and it was
evident that for some people, a love
of apples extends far beyond just one
weekend. For the rest well, the Apple
Festival rolls around every year, and
it won't be too long before the Garden
is once again filled with thousands
upon thousands of apples. ♦ 8
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
SPORTS
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This is your opportunity to provide strategic leadership to
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For more information, please pick up the full description of
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BISON GOING DOWN: But UBC couldn't hang on, and lost to
Manitoba for the first time in 23 years, tara westover photo
Football team flounders
by Tom Peacock
In a back and forth, unpredictable
game that looked a lot like a miniature version of their whole season,
the UBC Thunderbirds football team
fell under the hooves of the rampaging University of Manitoba Bisons
and lost 33-23 Friday night at
Thunderbird Stadium.
'They're a good team," Birds
quarterback Shawn Olson admitted
after the game. "They have a good
game, and they blitzed us."
The blitz came from an intimidating Manitoba offence, led by running back Kenneth Vermette, who
racked up 237 yards in the game.
Bisons fullback Max Irabor also
proved hard to handle for the^ UBC
tacklers during some key Manitoba '
drives. Essentially outsized, the UBC
defence couldn't stop the run, and
gave up 358 yards on the ground.
The Bisons, now 4-1-1 on the season, hold first place in the Canada
West division. Calgary (4-2) is in second place just ahead of the Birds,
now 3-3. The competition in this
conference is really tight, but the
Bisons showed Friday that they are
well-ready to shed their underdog
status.
"They outmanned us right now,"
said UBC linebacker Javier Glatt, who
had ten tackles, and now leads the
conference with 52 tackles this season. "But we think that we can play
better than them. We think we're a
better team still. It's not over."
Friday's game wasn't effectively
over until a long ball by Olson was
intercepted by Manitoba's Mike
Plante late in the second half. With
the score 33-21 for Manitoba, the
drive that would have brought UBC
within striking distance—with time
to spare for another needed touchdown—was cut short
After dropping behind by 13
points at the half, UBC had managed
to bring the score within two points
going into the final quarter. But after
Plante's interception, Vermette
brought the Bisons back up the field.
Manitoba quarterback Shane
Munson connected with Joe Orel,
who skipped down the sidelines for
the major. A field goal just minutes
later gave the Bisons a comfortable
12-point lead, and the light at the
end of the tunnel for the Birds started to fade.
Olson said it was a case of the
team not playing 100 per cent for
the whole game.
"We've just gotta stop patting ourselves on the back every time we
make a good play, and realise that
it's a game. It^s 60 minutes. If we
score a touchdown, it's not all, 'great
job, great job.' Who cares? Let's
move on, and at the end of the game,
tell me how good of a job it was."
Olson, except for two interceptions, had a good game. He lead the
team on the ground, with 96 yards
on nine carries, and threw for 286
yards and two majors. His play and
two great catches by Scott Rintoul
and Dan Lazarri were bright spots in
an otherwise lacklustre performance by the UBC offence.
"We came out and we didn't
make plays. End of story," said
Olson, visibly frustrated at his
team's effort "I could say the same
things as I said after the game a few
weeks ago against Alberta...We come
into our home park and we're looking out for someone to make the
plays, and the end result is that no
one makes the plays."
It was a different story last weekend when the Birds played Simon
Fraser University in the Shrum
Bowl, and everyone, even guys off
the bench, was making plays.
But the Clansmen are not the
Bisons, and the Bisons are not the
Bisons of the last few years. UBC hasn't lost to Manitoba at home since
1977, and UBC hasn't lost two
straight home games since 1995.
The Birds have only two more
regular season games to heed
Olson's advice to forget about the
Shrum Bowl win and get on with the
game of winning. And after that,
there's the playoffs, and then,
maybe, the Vanier Cup. And if the
Birds make it that far, maybe then
they can start thinking about giving
themselves a little pat on the back. ♦ THE UBYSSEY
CULTURE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
Welcome to the Castle!
THE EVAPORATORS
with tha Riff Randelis and King Kong Kordene
Oct 15 at the Pic Pub
Two summers ago, when the Evaporators were scheduled to
open for the recently reunited Bratmobile, frontman and
Vancouver music hero Nardwuar the Human Serviette
missed the show because of a brain hemorrhage which landed him in the hospital. This time around, Nardwuar looked
thrilled to be back on stage, and spent the whole show grinning at the enthusiastic fans grinning back at him.
The venerable Evaporators—Nardwuar, guitarist Dave
Carswell, bassist John Collins, and drummer Scott Livingstone
played a hour-long set packed with crowd favourites such as
"I'm Going to France," "Woof, Woof, I'm a Goof," and "United
Empire Loyalists," and led everyone in classic sing-along choruses like "Mercury outboards have plastic propellors," some
of the truest lyrics ever penned.
The inimitable Nardwuar dove into the crowd, dragged
people up onstage, climbed on top of his organ, and got really, really sweaty. He offered up some Canadian history, and he
had to fend off the affections of a couple of very drunk female
fans.
When it comes to fashion sense, there aren't a lot of bands
that have the Evaporators beat The band came out in matching maple leaf shirts, while Nardwuar burst out in a Stars-and-
Stripes number, thematically coordinated to go with the opening song, the Sinisters' 'Go Go Trudeau.' Nardwuar soon shed
the stars and bars in favour of a Dead Kennedys T-shirt which
he soon got rid of in favour of his hairy chest which went nicely with the gorilla hoods the rest of the band had put on For the
last song, everyone was decked out in the green-and-gold satin
gospel robes that seemed to look more like graduation gowns
that some perverse high school once decided would look
smashing. Special mention must be made of John's hair, which
was wider than Puff Daddy's pants, and had lift and volume.
The real highlight of the show, though, was the one-song
encore of "Welcome to My Castle," an old Evaporators song
that consists entirely of those four words, over and over again.
Seattle's The Rocket once named it as one of the best 100
by Nicholas Bradley
songs ever written by a Northwest band, and everyone at the
Pic believed it
When the Evaporators last played the Pic, they played
"Welcome to My Castle' without Nardwuar. On Saturday,
though, the song seemed like a celebration of the Evaporators'
career, which, sadly, has to end eventually. Nardwuar is starting to look a little old, and Dave looked kinda preppy before
the show. The band was as energetic as ever, but you have to
hope that this wasn't the last great Evaporators show.
The opening band, King Kong Kordene, was an accordion-
and-drums duo that played country and rockabilly covers and
a few bluesy originals. Kinda weird, but not that bad.
As for the second band on the bill, the Evaporators made
the Riff Randelis look really bad. Having already ditched their
erstwhile lead singer, Sean Raggett, during the summer's
cross-Canada tour, on Saturday the Riff Randelis also had
Gabby Resch (a boy) replacing usual bassist Mar Sellars (a
girl), who's been kicked out of the band. Not only did this
. switch change the all-girl lineup that the band sells with songs
such as their cover of the B-Girls' "Who Says Girls Can't
Rock?,' it also drew much of the attention away from guitarist
Kathy Camaro, who now handles the lead vocal duties.
Sporting a "Punk Sucks' T-shirt with some dude's schlong
on it and flashing metal signs to his friends in the crowd,
Gabby didn't quite fit in with the other two-thirds of the band's
too-cool-for-school look. Drummer Anne-Marie Rawk was a
dead ringer for Phil Spector in her saucer-sized sunglasses,
and Kathy did her best to belt out the band's limited number
of songs, but something just wasn't working.
The timing was off, the songs were sloppy, and the set was
anemic. It was obvious that this was a band that could be a lot
of fun, but was doing its best not to be. Not surprisingly, the
trio quit after half an hour.
After the band left the stage and before the Evaporators
came on, the DJ played the Ramones' "Pinhead," inadvertantly revealing how good stupid rock songs can be, and also
how far the Riff Randelis have to go before they can compare
to the the band that their sound relies on. Road to Ruin is one
of the great Ramones albums, and unfortunately, the Riff
Randelis seem to be taking that name to heart ♦
WOOF WOOF: Nardwuar's a goof, but the crowd at the
Piccadilly Pub still lapped up his act. Holland gidney photo
Solo Coughing
BYOSl
MOVING: Doughty woed the fans at
Sonar on Saturday night.
KATE SHIPLEY PHOTO
DOUGHTY
at Sonar
Oct 14th
Armed with only two tiny guitars, Doughty, the
former lead singer of Soul Coughing, brought
his particular brand of 'small-rock' to the
Sonar for an early show Saturday night.
Playing mainly Soul Coughing tunes with a few
songs off his solo album, Skittish, Doughty kept
the 70 minute set flowing, fun and interactive.
Despite a lack of advertising, a venue
change (originally scheduled for the Brickyard)
and the fact that Soul Coughing hasn't played
in Vancouver since 1997, the Sonar dance
floor was packed with Soul Coughing die-hards
waiting to hear Doughty. With only one spotlight and a curtain for backdrop, the simplicity
of the show was apparent before Doughty even
hit the stage.
But its simplicity was a looming shadow
over the show. While the concert was excellent
and Doughty did interact with the crowd the
whole night the show lacked the intensity of a
Soul Coughing show. Perhaps this is just sour
grapes from a reviewer who misses his
favourite band, but no matter how good any
song was, one could only remember what it
would have sound like backed by keyboards,
samples, drums and bass.
Opening the night, with Soul Coughing
favourites ("True Dreams of Wichita,"
"Soundtrack to Mary," and "Soft Serve") the
night was off to a great start with the crowd
bobbing their heads in true Vancouver hipster
fashion. The new stuff off his solo album.
Skittish was strong and thoroughly enjoyed by
by Tyler Bradford
the crowd. Dought/s acoustic guitar playing
was tight and complemented by his nasal
voice. The set included a Mary J. Blige cover of
"Real Love," and several songs were tagged
with snippets from songs by Semisonic and
Built to Spill. Despite the excellent new songs
and covers, it was clear that the crowd was
there to hear Soul Coughing songs. Doughty
gave the fans what they came to hear by closing
out the night with Soul Coughing favourites
"Circles," a sing-alongish "Janine," and the
encore "Is Chicago, Is Not Chicago."
Between songs, Doughty enlightened the
crowd with his witty comments on a variety of
topics from why he'll be voting for Al Gore in the
upcoming US presidential election to bemoaning about taking four prop planes to get to
Vancouver from Pocatello, Idaho for the show.
Doughty showed his playful and silly nature
with the 30-second song "Fire Truck!' which
consisted of hard, coarse strumming and three
syllabicated shouts of "Fire Truckl" But perhaps the funniest point of the night was his
attempt to explain why his favourite word is
"boobies' ("I like the word "boobies,' more than
I like actual boobies").
Towards the latter half of the set someone-
asked Doughty if he missed the band. He replied
"Do you?' to a huge chorus of "YES!' from the
crowd. He played it for laughs that the crowd
could have its money back, but at the same time,
he seemed a little unsettled by the response.
Despite playing a tight set of crowd-pleasing
songs, it seemed that Doughty might have a hard
time ever escaping the shadow of his now-defunct
group. ♦
BY0811 _
at the Blinding UghUt\
Oct 12|
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'We want it all," boasted Lhf ad was for BY03
(or 'Bring Your Own Smtn'}, tlie Blinding
light's showcase for amateur film. And the
audieiif e did gel it ali-hume movies, found
footage, stadttil films, and other homemade
pieces.
The evening began with a quirky black-
anduhite film about a stubble ridden man
who woke up and cooked breakfist Later, a)
sumi professional documentary foUowd six*
members of the Squamish NMicm as thoy'
trekked into Iha coastal raouulidii«. Ther«*
were also thiee animated hhnrls. One u'-ed*
ecu trwn fuuV'jje in .i subtle, seMial juxtaposition of rocket huivhcs And e>e tonlatt.
wl,ii.h diow chuikles from the audieni.i?.'
Ano'her, entitled "Dead Fui.k" (I lea\p Uu'
pli'l l» your imagination), swnu'd inlonded
only for shock value. A t mud-favorite was a <
brief piece known only H "The Beer Run
Olympic"," which was shot on HijjhS and 3
starred two twenty ".omelhirig men. Silting in >
front of their 'IV, Ihe two compete in games!
suih us rtukpaper-sAKMvs and thumb •
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lo»er P'lu« tariUy ;;ets up lo get mint beer.     '
By any stand ird, these film-* weie jjrainy,
silly, .md oP,.-n longer than ihoy should heivo -
bc-wi But they wi-re also eveiylhing that ama-'
U-ur film should be. In f.n t, irm films were •
followed by applause, regardle»s of their'
qualily This warm reception wined tos
show that people weie there looking for an J
escape from polished TV productions, or for I
Ihe kick out of seeing their own slutfon the \
big -itroen. If nothing el&e, B\OS was an!
opportunity for tlie audience lo peek inlo^
someone else's cinematic closet ♦ j
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
VOLUME 82  ISSUE 11
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Duncan M. McHugh Love* pie. It's i simple fact appreciated by
Michelle Mossop, Nicholas Bradley, and Tom Peacock. They
arranged tor Tristan Winch and Tars Westover to pick up a
strawberry rhubarb pie, the specially at the local bakery, owned by
Holland Gidney and Alex Dimson. In search of some variety,
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picked by Laurt Blue from the tree in Graeme Worthy'! backyard.
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Morrison"! grandmother's recipe. This annoyed Tun Wood, who
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and Mel Streich avoided taking sides in the contentious issue by
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Profit not the priority
Let's face it, the Alma Mater Society (AMS) is not
well-known for doing a good job of entertaining
the students it's supposed to represent But the
AMS mission statement, which outlines the student union's objectives, is a good read—seriously. Okay, we're lying. It's boring. But grab a copy
of the one-page statement and you'll find out just
what the AMS is supposed to be doing. You'll
also find out more than a little about what
they're not doing.
The statement says that the role of the AMS is
'to improve the quality of the educational, social,
and personal lives of the students of UBC, and to
provide them with bubble tea"
Okay, so we made that last part up. The AMS
mission statement does not actually mention a
tea shop. Or bagels. Even so, the AMS has
brought a new tea shop to the SUB. It's planning
a bagel shop, and a few more retail outlets as
well. The mission statement doesn't mention
insurance companies, but we've got one of those
coming, too.
If you look closely, really closely, you might
even notice that the AMS mission statement
doesn't say a damn thing about making a profit
Funny, 'cause the AMS seems bent on doing just
that
The AMS' profit margin has been steadily
increasing over the past two years. The 1998-99
year ended with a $97,145 surplus, and the
1999-2000year ended with a $ 159,166 surplus.
An even closer look at the budget will reveal
that the AMS went from being sunk in a $66,409
debt hole two years ago, to having a surprising
$92,757 accumulated surplus in just ayear.
It might just be miraculous fiscal policy, but
what has the AMS done with the extra funds?
This year's budget indicates that AMS has
planned to carry over the surplus rather than
invest in student services.
Last year, students voted in a referendum in
favour of a new $9 student services fee.
But students might not have been so eager to
offer their hard-earned cash if they had realised
that the AMS was sitting on a substantial surplus.- And, apparently, not doing anything with it
When the AMS places a higher priority on
making money than giving its students meaningful representation, actually getting out there
and doing something important, something's
wrong.
It isn't a horrible move to use commercial revenue to lower student fees—it's a good one. But
there's a problem when that money is used to
develop more businesses, the profits of which
fund the development of even more businesses...
The AMS used bookstore was opened in part
as a response to students' perpetual complaints
about the UBC bookstore's stingy offers in return
for textbook buybacks. But the used bookstore's
25 per cent commission on books on consignment is still a hefty toll. This is an example of a
service that's supposed to help students, but
really isn't much help for anyone.
Maybe the AMS could have charged a lower
percentage at the bookstore if it hadn't spent
$8750 for extra costs incurred "in the research
and development of the new used bookstore
model' which included an AMS employee traveling around Western Canada to visit other used
bookstores.
At least student-run businesses create jobs
for students. But an insurance agency, for example, can't hire very many students, since its
agents require special certification.
And although the AMS says that the company
came about as a result of student input we question how necessary it is to have an insurance
agency on campus—this hardly seems like a
service that people can't go off campus for. This
space could have been used for a service that
hires students and is useful to a greater number
of students—or club space, something the SUB is
always short on. As well, the time and money
spent on business is time and money that could
be spent lobbying the government to keep fees
down.
The mission statement says that the AMS
"will be among the best student associations in
the world' by promoting high-quality student
learning, advocating student interest and fostering communication. It says that it will be
democratic, accountable and accessible.
We looked, but the AMS' mission statement
just doesn't mention that maximising profits
and developing businesses are more important
than representing students and giving them a
voice. We all deserve better than what the AMS is
giving us. ♦
LETTERS
Lifeline hopes GAP
will bring debate
On Wednesday, October 25,
Lifeline (UBC's pro-life club) will
host its "baby-GAP" presentation in
the lower plaza (near the SUB). The
Genocide Awareness Project (GAP)
seeks to draw parallels between
abortion and other genocides in
human history, such as the
Holocaust and the lynching of
African Americans.
The Webster's New World
Encyclopaedia, • Prentice Hall
General Reference, 1992, defines
genocide as 'the deliberate and systematic destruction of a national,
racial, religious, political, cultural,
ethnic, or other group defined by
the exterminators as undesirable."
This definition applies to some of
the unborn children in this country, illustrated most aptly by the
Planned Parenthood slogan, "Make
every child a wanted child." An
unwanted, undesirable, unborn
child is subject to extermination.
"Throughout history, we as a
society have a sad legacy of dehumanising those who get in our way
or have something we want Once a
people group is dehumanised, it is
very easy to justify their mistreatment and destruction. Such is the
current plight of the unborn child"
(Center for Bio-Ethical Reform website, www.cbrinfo.org).
You may have already seen the
posters Students for Choice has put
up around campus. I would like to
clear up their erroneous and slanderous claims. They refer to
Lifeline (or perhaps to pro-life advocates in general, the rhetoric isn't
clear) as hate-mongers. Lifeline
does not hate anyone, nor do we
encourage hate. Our baby-GAP pictures compare unrecognised victims of violence with recognised
victims. We are not seeking to
attack anyone; we simply wish to
expose the public to a real-life perspective, of an issue they normally
view only in the abstract. Our policy
is to treat everyone who approaches the display with the same
respect that we are demanding for
the unborn.
I would like to know why
Students for Choice is so afraid of
our visible presence on campus,
and why they feel the university
should not "let" us voice our view3.
In her article "Our Bodies, Our
Souls," (New RepubHc, Oct. 16,
1995, p32) abortion rights advocate Naomi Wolfe makes this point,
"...if these images are often the
facts of the matter, and if we then
claim that it is offensive for pro-
choice women to be confronted by
them, then we are making the judgment that women are too inherently weak to face a truth about which
they have to make a grave decision.
This view of women is unworthy of
feminism." It is also unworthy of a
free society. Would Students for
Choice deny our right to express
our point of view? Do they think
that the students of UBC are not
capable of making their own decisions on this matter?
The word "abortion" has lost its
meaning, disappearing in
Orwellian fashion into the shadows
of propaganda. Most women have
no idea of the actual, physical reality of what happens to their child
when they abort it Abortion is not a
magic wand that can erase a forgotten pill, a broken condom, or even
a rape. It is a violent act perpetrated on a child, tearing him or her
literally limb from limb. The GAP
display seeks to restore meaning to
this most loaded of words.
We hope to see you on the 2 5th
for some lively debate I
-Gillian Long
Unclassified 5
Lifeline member THE UBYSSEY
CULTURE
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
11
ITS a PSyGHQ BEaCH PaRTS!
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY
Now playing
It really sucks when you're having a nice day
at the beach with your hot surfer friends and
the whole thing gets interrupted 'cause all of a
sudden there's some murder going on.
At least that's the premise behind Psycho
Beach Party, Robert Lee King's feature-film
directorial debut It was originally performed
as a play in 1987, but writer Charles Busch
recently reincarnated Psycho Beach Party as a
screenplay. Busch also plays one of the leading
roles in this film adaptation.
It's Southern California circa 1962, and
Florence (Lauren Ambrose) is a naive, nerdy
teenager who longs to fit in with the cool kids—
the Malibu Beach surfers. Florence persuades
Kanaka (Dharma and Greg's Thomas Gibson),
the most revered surfer on the beach. The
Fonz of Malibu, to teach her to surf. Florence
thus garners the respect of her peers by
becoming the only surfer girl in town, and is
affectionately dubbed 'Chicklet'
Something's not quite right about Chicklet
though—her split personality leaves everyone
in its wake. At times she is the sultry, sexy, 30-
something Ann Bowman, and occasionally she
emerges as Tylene, the soulful grocery-store
cashier.
Everything is peachy-keen until a series of
murders upsets the beach vibe and the movie
erupts into an hilarious whodunit murder-
mystery. Enter Busch as police captain Monica
Stark, the first female homicide detective in
the LA sheriff s department Who's the killer?
YoYo and Provoloney, the beefy surfers who
curiously enjoy wrestling with each other?
Lars, the Swedish exchange student? 13 Mrs.
Forrest the perfect mom, a little too perfect?
Bettina Barnes, the stunning Hollywood horror-flick star knows a lot about how to commit
the perfect murder, but isn't she too sweet?
With perfectly timed'entrances and exits,
each character seems a likely suspect at some
point in the movie. The hilarity of Psycho
Beach Party is in the characters/caricatures as
much as it is in the plot
Ben Vaughn's surf-rock score is a delightful
addition to the movie. The rumbling surf guitar accompanies the scene changes and a fab-
by Carmen Desormaux
ulously choreographed luau scene highlights
Psycho Beach Part/s musical prowess.
"BABES, DUDES, MURDERI" screams the
trailer for this surfer-horror flick. Admittedly,
Psycho cannot be summed up in these three
words, but let's face it, there isn't a whole lot
of substance to this film. At times the acting is
simply adequate, and the whole thing's kind .of
campy. The beauty of Psycho Beach Party,
though, is that the viewer is not quite sure
whether these small faults aren't just part of
the game plan. Either way, a few shortcomings
are certainly forgiven by the time the credits
roll. ♦
Gross and Grosser
SPIKE AND MIKE'S SICK AND
TWISTED FESTIVAL OF
ANIMATION
playing at tha Ridge
Weekends Oct 13 to Nov. 12
I love cartoons. Okay, let me
rephrase that, I love old cartoons.
ScoobyDoo (p re-Scrappy Doo, thank
you), Thundar the Barbarian and
unedited Merry Melodies (they actually edit them for content now) could
always be counted on to amuse me
for three or four hours every
Saturday morning. What does TV
have to offer today? Sure The Tick
and X-Men rock, but the bulk of programs feature saccharine-sweet animated do-gooders in glorified 30-
minute commercials. How can I
escape the Digi-Poke-Telemons?
Enter Side and Twisted.
Started ten years ago by Craig
'Spike' Decker and Mike Gribble,
the festival is a showcase for animators who might be classified as
'fringe' (although 'warped' might be
more appropriate). This year's outing is no exception, boasting 14 new
films (and three bonus films) ranging from the humorous and innocent (Pixar's For the Birds) to the
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absolutely deranged (Mute and
Motormouth: Birth of Abomination).
But are they fun to watch? It all
depends on what you classify as
'fun.'
Several of the skits didn't cut it—
they weren't particularly funny or
entertaining. Pussy da Red Nosed
Reindeer turns the story of everyone's favourite ungulate into a
Goodfellas knockoff, and abruptly
ends just when it gets going.
Likewise, Stinky Monkey, a study of
the tortured interactions of a child
and her pet has potential, but is far
too short Monkey vs. Robot is simply obscure—essentially a music
video with a cautionary tale about
the dangers of technology, and goes
nowhere with the idea The Angry
Kid series of shorts (from the creators of Wallace and Gromit and
Chicken Run), should have been
called the 'Whiney Kid.' Finally,
Ghost of Steven Foster by the
Squirrel Zipper Nuts, has good
music, but plays like a bad Betty
Boop cartoon and is neither sick,
twisted, nor funny which begs the
question of why was it chosen.
Okay—now for the good stuff.
By far the most polished of the
shorts is For the Birds—
a hilarious skit involving birds and a telephone wire—a visual
and aural treat.
Hangnail is a cautionary
tale that will give you
pause next time you're
tempted to rip off a
throbbing hangnail...all
I can say is OUCHI
Part Claymation, part
dolly stop-motion.
Wheelchair Rebecca is
for those people who
have ever put their dolls
in compromising positions. The story offers several theories for the doll's current predicament, ranging from bizarre sex
practices to alien probes to mistaken identity tragedies—very warped,
and even funnier. My favourite
piece in the program, hands down,
was Don Herztfeldt's Rejected: a
series of skits featuring wonderfully
expressive stick men, who are
wickedly funny and grow exceedingly bizarre as the film progresses.
The final sequence is, for lack of a
better word, brilliant, combining
animation with  ingenious  stop-
motion photography, and ties all the
sequences together.
That was the good, but how about
the really bad? This year's Charles
Manson award for most demented
short was a tough choice. Mute and
Motormouth (former Siamese twins
joined at the mouth until they were
separated, leaving only one of them
with a mouth) have a chance
encounter with a woman for the
night, which is without a doubt'
funny, vile, and loathsome.
Unfortunately, it can't compete with
Sloaches Fun House a degenerate
exercise in claymation that features
hermaphrodites, necrophilia, cockroaches, and the most disgusting,
mutated characters ever to grace the
screen. I thought I was going to have
to "avail myself of the official souvenir barf bag. I actually had to
cover my eyes for this one.
If you are under 18, easily offended, have good taste, or are prone to
nausea, Spike and Mike's is not for
you. However, if none of the above
applies to you, you're in for a treat
Enjoy! ♦
- Greg Ursic
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2000
NEWS
THEUBYSSEY
Quake poses risk of damage at UBC
by Rowan Hodge
Southwestern BC i3 almost 20 years
past due for a major earthquake-
one that could present a significant
danger to UBC, says the manager of
UBCs Environmental Programs.
Mark Aston, who is also a member
of the UBC Disaster Management
Program (DMP), said that if UBC were
hit by such an earthquake, the university would suffer significant damage.
'We would likely expect some
structural damage," said Astoa who
later explained that UBC buildings
are typically constructed to withstand
an earthquake and not collapse.
'But they're not necessarily built
so that you can actually use them
afterwards," he said, also mentioning that road access to UBC and communications, power and water sys
tems would all likely be affected.
Aston, however, added that he
could not predict with any precision
the consequences of the earthquake.
"It varies because it depends
where the actual centre of the earthquake is and how deep down in the
crust it is,' he said.
According to Aston, two possible
earthquake scenarios pose particular danger for the UBC campus: one
measuring 6 M on the Richter scale
close to campus or a larger 8M the
other side of Victoria. The Richter
scale measures the motion of a seismograph, recording the vibrations
of the ground to determine the
strength of the quake.
In 1994, an earthquake with a
magnitude of 6.7M on the Richter
scale hit the San Fernando Valley in
California.
California State University,
Northridge (CSUN)-which was within a mile of the epicentre—witnessed four casualties and $400
million (US) in damages as a result
of that earthquake, including severe
impact to all 53 major campus
buildings—some of which had to be
completely torn down.
"The fiscal impact to a university
can be very devastating,' said CSUN
spokesperson Carmen Ramos
Chandler. "But it is how a university
responds to the impact of an earthquake will tell you how it does emotionally.'
Northridge reopened its campus
four days later, offering classes in
tents and 400 trailers loaned by the
National Guard.
"Faculty offices and department
offices were in the back of some-
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: While campus rebuilding began
immediately, the final phases of
earthquake reconstruction are estimated to be complete by next spring.
At UBC, the DMP was established
two and a half years ago to prepare
the university for response to a local
disaster such as an earthquake.
The program has trained roughly
4000. individuals in case of emergency or disaster.
Aston acknowledges that in the
past most of the people targeted for
UBC emergency preparedness sessions were primarily staff, faculty
and graduate students.
"We haven't really got to many
undergraduate students," he said,
but added that his department is
increasing awareness through presentations to student residents and
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displays at campus events.
"In a perfect world, you'd like
everyone to have an emergency kit
and everybody to be aware of the
hazard and to know what to do," he
said. 'So I guess that's what we're
aiming for."
The volunteer-run Emergency
Social Services Program, working
with the DMP, is responsible for the
designation and preparation of centres where people in need could go
in the event of a disaster.
The Student Recreation Center is
currently the only designated reception centre at UBC.
But Aston said that it is significant to have established the first
centre at all.
"You probably won't find any at
any other universities or colleges,"
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