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 the Ubyssey
Fonde en 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Friday, January 31,1992
Vol 74, No 32
Campus PCB
handling under
by Frances Foran
UBC Plant Operations may
be charged with mismanagement
for dumping PCBs, after a student
discovered the toxic waste at a
sorting area.
First year Science student Jeff
Dexter discovered six open barrels
stamped "PCB containing light
ballast" last month and contacted
the BC environment ministry.
According to ministry spokesperson Kevin Johnstone, UBC may be
held accountable for violating
provincial waste management
regulations for proper containment
of special waste.
"UBC has the facilities for
proper storage and should have
used them," Johnstone said.
Matter containing PCBs is
"normally" sent to a special storage compound, said Wayne Greene
of Occupational Health and Safety,
and the 50 flourescent-light ballasts Jexter found "may simply
have been incorrectly handled" and
misplaced at the sorting area. But
Dexter said determining whether
a fluorescent light PCB, or
polychlorinate biphenyl, is a suspected carcinogen which migrates
up the food chain and causes birth
defects in animals.
"For a corporation like UBC
to be doing this is pretty bad. UBC
ought to be ashamed," Dexter said.
Johnstone said that the ministry will be surveying dumping
areas in the future. "Well definitely be following this up," he
Students debate
effects of sex
by Sharon Lindores
Students tackled issues vital
to relationships in aforum entitled
"Ethics and Relationships."
Some of the issues discussed
were "Does no mean no?", ' Is it
ethical to write the names of men
who have committed date rape on
bathroom walls?", 'Is monogamy
different for women and men?1,
'Should pregnant women be served
in bars?*, 'Should there be mandatory HIV testing?', Is it possible
to have an authentic relationship
with a power imbalance?'
About 100 people attended the
Thursday noon forum, sponsored
by Student Health Outreach.
The following quotes were
taken during and after the discussion:
No Means No
"I think no does mean no, men
all too often assume, if things are
going ahead its ok, consent needs
to be sought and sex should be
"Trust your intuition, you
should feel comfortable and you
should have the strength to say no
if you want."
"When you're in doubt, cool it,
there is no rush to have a relationship."
Power in relationships
"Power can warp a relationship. What about people that don't
have the ability to consider what's
happening rationally?"
"In any relationship with a
power imbalance it is hard to say
look and see if ifs a good situation.' If there is a lack of self respect you don't have the ability to
do that. There must be mutual
respect for an equal power balance."
Pregnancy and alcohol
"An establishment has the
ri ght not to serve anyone they don't
want to. So if a pregnant woman
doesn't get served in one bar, she
can try elsewhere."
"If you're talking about rights
you have to look at class and everyday jobs. Women have few
enough rights as it is."
"Women have to start assuming that they have those rights, so
that they can get through that
victim mentality."
Mandatory HIV testing
"Yes, there should be mandatory testing, they have it in Denmark and it works."
"I would disagree, Hepatitis
B is transmitted through blood
and body fluids and it is more
easily transmitted, therefore everyone is suspect in hospitals. I
am careful myself as a nurse, and
I treat everybody equally."
"Look at quantitative information. There is only so much
money and resources, we should
spend money where we can save
more lives."
"Education is much more important than testing."
Karen Bopp, student coordinator from UBC Student Support and Lutheran campus chaplain Bill Wiegert, both of whom
have stands in the concourse,
moderated the discussion.
In an effective and refreshing
performance, No/Yes Theatre
made their debut for the year.
Working out of the Sexual Harassment Office, much of their
T-bird Bob Heighten rides the rim during last Friday night's Jam session against the Saskatchewan huskies.
Details on page seven. ma chia-nien photo
performance dealt with safe sex
and peer pressure. They will be
appearing spontaneously around
campus and for other performances. The moderators said No/
Yes Theatre was an interesting
andhelpful way to begin the forum.
They also said they appreciated the interchange of ideas by
those attending the forum.
Bopp said, "I like the range of
opinions, university settings are
the ideal place for different opinions and to discuss different points
of view."
Wiegert said, "Whether the
university setting is unique or not,
it is still a reflection of society.
Just because it is a community of
students an d academics, it doesn't
mean people have an open mind
and are liberal. There is a spectrum. Perhaps, there is a difference between an open mind and
[one that will] listen rather than
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January 31,1992 Hatzic Rock still speaking
by Charlie Gillis
A rock, is a rock, is a rock. Or
is it?
On the north bank of the
Fraser River, just east of Mission,
there sits a stone. To scholars,
local politicians, and preservationists Hatzic Rock is more than a
landmark. It is a prehistoric treasure, and the symbol of what is
now a year-old controversy.
Hatzic Rockis the site of one of
the oldest known dwellings in
North America, a fact that has not
escaped the attention of several
groups wrestling to determine the
fate ofthe land.
During the past year, what
would normally have been a dry
academic project became a race
between campaigning politicians
to see who could gain the most
political mileage.
To members ofthe local Sto:lo
Nation, it remains a spiritual site,
a monument to lore passed down
from their elders.
But to the Calgary developer
and owner ofthe land on which the
stone rests, Hatzic Rock has become a painful matter. Everyday,
as politicians, archaeologists, and
new-age mystics debate what
should be done with the land, Harry
Utzig loses more patience, not to
mention more money.
Initially co-operative with the
Sto:lo Tribal Council's wish to
survey and excavate the site for
artifacts, Utzig has joined the wait
for the provincial government to
fulfill its pre-election commitment
to designate the land a Heritage
financial compensation for Utzig,
and some form of protection and
preservation ofthe land. It would
cost the province at least $1.2 million.
But archaeologists insist that,
considering the success of digs
performed at the site last summer,
the price is well worth it. A n -
drew Mason is one such archaeologist.
Mason is a UBC Master's
candidate in archaeology who is
currently writing a thesis on the
site. To him, the Hatzic land represents a rare research opportunity.
"We don't know a great deal
about (Fraser) Valley pre-history
compared to what we know about
the coast," he said. "That area is
being developed so quickly, if we
don't act soon, we may lose it."
Mason helped supervise a
UBC field school, which excavated
the site jointly with a crew ofStorlo
Natives during the summer of
1991. The UBC students stayed in
a longhouse on the Sum as Reserve,
and helped recover around 15,000
artifacts from excavations near the
The most remarkable find
came in the fall, when Sto:lo excavators uncovered the remains of a
semi-subterranean dwelling, complete with an earth bench, a hearth,
and more than fifty post molds left
over from the building's superstructure.
Radio-carbon samples from
that house indicate its remains are
between 3000 and 5000 years old.
That makes them considerably
older than such famous pre-historic
sites as the pyramids of Egypt, a
statistic that has spurred extraordinary media interest in the story
ofthe Hatzic Rock find. Both major
newspapers in the Lower Mainland
have chronicled the dig and ensuing land negotiations. Even The
Wall Street Journal ran an item
about Hatzic Rock after the house
had been discovered.
HE actual story began in
the fall of 1990, when
Sto:lo Heritage Consultant and archaeologist Gordon Mohs
drove past the Hatzic acreage.
Mohs was alarmed to see bulldozers preparing to scrape away what
he suspected was a treasure of
Coast Salish pre-history.
"We believed there were several sacred stones in the Sto:lo
area, and we'd been compiling information about them since 1984,"
Mohs said. "I had heard one ofthe
elders speak ofthe Hatzic stone in
a legend, so I was concerned when
I saw the heavy equipment that
According to Sto:lo oral tradition, Hatzic Rock is one of many
"transformer stones" the Creator
Xa:l s (pronounced "hals") left when
he appeared to put the world in
In the legend, Xa:ls uses his
transforming powers to make certain objects useful, and turns belligerent individuals to stone. Mohs
said Hatzic Rock is especially significant to the Sto:lo because their
legends indicate it was one of four
chiefs Xa:ls saw fit to transform.
"I contacted the provincial
government as soon as I could before the development went any
further," Mohs said. "We returned
in forty-eight hours with an order
Uncovering voices of the Hatzic Rock
to stop work, but they had already   tounding 9000 years old.
scrape d away about a metre of soil.
There were artifacts lying all over
the place."
Mohs and the Sto:lo Tribal
Council requested funding from
the province to conduct a preliminary survey ofthe area. But to get
the money, they had to provide
radio-carbon dates, a process that
can take up to six months.
"We were concerned primarily for the rock," he said. "We
wanted to prove quickly it was
such a stone, and the elders said
they had lived near it long ago.
That's what prompted us to look
for archaeological remains."
It is also what prompted Harry
Utzig to let them look.
Mohs and Andrew Mason
agree that Utzi^s initial co-operation was nothing short of amazing.
Utzig, who risked losing a good
deal of money if his project was
stalled, agreed to delay further
construction of the subdivision
when Mohs's first surveys unearthed a plethora of artifacts.
The next spring, UBC's field
school joined Mohs in the intensive dig which eventually turned
up the house.
A second house has since been
discovered at the site, and Mason
says samples from its hearth have
been radio-carbon dated at an as-
Economist condemns greens
by Yossarian King
*In the seemingly lofty and
noble [environmental} movement can be found more than a
little evidence of toxicity," Dr.
George Reisman told a capacity
crowd in the SUB Auditorium
on Tuesday.
Professor of Economics at
Pepperdine University and, ac-
Students of Objectivism, "leading advocate of laissez-faire
capitalism," Reisman said "the
environmentalists viewman (sic)
as evil."
Problems such as acid rain,
deforestation, and over-farming
in the American Midwest should
be considered akin to acts of
nature, since the finger of blame
cannot be pointed at any particular offender, he said.
According to Reisman, the
solution is free market capitalism, with environmental control
inthe form of grievances brought
by one individual or corporation
against another.
Many problems have been
greatly exaggerated hy environmentalists, Reisman said. Citinga
study in the Great Lakes area, he
said the acid death of several lakes
Was due not to acid rain, but to a
cessation of logging and the resultant halt ofthe alkaline runoffs it
Another study, he cited,
showed the increase in leukemia
deaths after the Three Mile Island
incident was "statistically random."
Reisman said.the potential effects of global warming have also
been greatly overstated. If global
warming were to occur, "the appropriate response would be to
ensure that there were more and
better air conditioners,*
But, warned Reisman, environmentalists are not merely
misguided, rather "the green
movement of environmentalism is
nothing more than the redmove-
ment of communism shorn of its
scientific veneer.'He likened the
environmental movement to the
propaganda of "communist and
Nazi monsters.1'
Reisman's speech was followed by a question period, in
which one person asked whether
he had "ever gone camping, or
hiking, or rock climbing, or canoeing, or walked in the woods,
or watched a waterfall? Would
you like your children to be able
to do the same?" Reisman answered yes.
Whatis needed, he said, are
more jets and cars to reach these
beautiful places, andmore hotels
in spots like Yosemite park, so
that more people can enjoy them.
Reisman was invited by the
UBC Students of Objectivism.
The speech was sponsoredby the
AMS Programs office and the
Ayn Rand Institute.
HE importance ofthe
Hatzic project has pen
etrated both the political
and public arenas, perhaps to an
extent never before seen in BC.
Greg Brass, a Native UBC
student of socio-cultural anthropology, oversaw a public interpretation programme that was sponsored in conjunction with the dig.
He and a team of students guided
more than 4,000 visitors through
the site during the summer, and
Hatzic became a subject of discussion in everything from scholarly
journals to newspaper polls.
Brass offered several explanations for the interest in Hatzic.
"The site is close enough to the
highway that many tourists
stopped out of curiosity," he said,
trips to see the site."
He also pointed out that public interest in Native protest
movements such as Oka created a
"media vacuum." Lower Mainland
news sourcesflocked to Hatzic since
the event tested politicians' responses to Native issues during
the 1991 provincial election.
For their part, politicians like
Dewdney MLANorm Jacobsen and
then-opposition-leader Mike
Harcourt seemed eager to associate themselves with the spirit of
co-operation between the developer, the Sto:lo, and the archaeologists. Jacobsen and former Native
affairs minister John Savage ensured that the Sto:lo received
funding to produce a proposal for
the use ofthe land.
Mohs and his crews also received $50,000 from the BC
government's archaeological
branch, as well as $23,000 from
the Archaeological Trust to begin
their retrievals and tours.
But some ofthe involved parties are concerned that the new
government is going to tighten the
purse strings at the most crucial
Despite Harcourt's pre-election pledge to "preserve the Hatzic
Rock site," the NDP government
has yet to say whether it intends to
buy the property from Utzig.
Now, with a Sto:lo proposal
for a heritage park and information centre on the table, the government has commissioned a consultant on the matter.
According to Colin Campbell,
director ofthe province's Heritage
Conservation Branch, this appointment was more than just a
stalling tactic.
"(Government consultant)
Bjorn Simonsen is talking to the
Sto:lo Council, the regional district, and the (largely non-Native)
Friends of Hatzic Rock Society," he
said. "They'll try to form the basis
of a partnership with regard to
what happens to the land.
"There's still some discussion
as to whether or not the Sto.*lo
community fully supports the
proposed project and community
based projects tend to succeed
where 'top-down' projects don't."
Greg Brass, however, has a
more cynical view of the
government's move. He believes
the delay is just another example
of the province's efforts to evade
the larger issue of Native land
"All of this public interest in
that site is detrimental to their
intentions to avoid the entire issue
of land claims," he said. "Their
whole heritage policy is a farce.
This just shows their lack of sincerity."
To be sure, the original spirit
of agreement between all parties
is dwindling quickly. Utzig was
reportedly displeased with the
"public interpretation"
programme, and he may take some
legal action against the provincial
government for the money he has
lost. He refuses to discuss the matter, except through his lawyers.
In light of these events, both
Mason and Mohs are concerned
that other BC developers will ignore pre-historic remains on their
sites to avoid costly delays.
"Besides," added Mohs, "if it
takes so long to resolve one site,
how are they going to resolve the
whole land claims issue?"
But Mohs remains optimistic
that the funds for the Hatzic land
will come through.
"I'm sure it will get approved,"
he said. "I know for a fact the Sto:lo
would be most upset if fair compensation was not given to the
WHATEVER the outcome,
to Greg Brass, Hatzic
Rock will always be a sort
of "sacred site."
"It's funny," he said, looking
into the distance. "You can equate
itina way toother religious relics,"
. "It's a point of spirituality, it's of
tourist interest, it has political significance, it has a lot of meanings
attached to it. Just the fact that ifs
still there says something about
human beings and the way they
"In a real sense, it does have
ifs own power."
January 31,1992
THE UBYSSEY/3 Page Friday
January 31,1992
by Paula Wellings
NOAH Render telephones
his wife Hera and wakes
her from a troubled sleep and
says, "I never know whether or
not to wake you in the middle of
a nightmare."
These words serve as the
context from which Canadian
filmmaker Atom Egoyan approaches the creation of The
The Adjuster
January 31-February 6
Starlight cinema
Filled with settings and
characters that exist somewhere
between the real and the surreal,
Egoyan tells a tale of alienation
and objectification. The characters speak out against a universal truth, yet search in paradoxical desperation for their existence.
Anti-hero Noah Render
(Elias Koteas) is a fire insurance
adjuster who confronts the
devastating losses of his clients
with the staunch belief that if
everything can be assigned a
monetary value, order and
happiness can be restored. While
Noah's beliefs direct his career,
they alienate him from his wife
and family. Instead, he thrives in
the ark he has created, a sleazy
hotel where he houses and
seduces his homeless clients.
Noah's wife Hera works as a "classifier" in
a censorship office for pornography. Surrounded by classical architecture and antique
furniture, wailings of arousal and pain, Hera
secretly records uncensored material for her
sister Seta (Rose Sarkisyan). In this setting
Egoyan shows how human sexuality is
estranged from the state and the media.
Intelligent and cynical, Hera exists in a
fluctuating state of silenced hysteria.
Noah, Hera, and Seta's lives are agitated
beyond the bounds of their distorted equilibrium when they encounter Bubba (Maury
Chaykin) and Mimi (Gabrielle Rose).
Bubba is the most tragic character ofthe
film and his state of insanity is perhaps the
most awe inspiring. Wealthy beyond comprehension, Bubba, an ex-football player, dreams
of victories ofthe past. When Bubba comes
across the Render's house, he is immediately
attracted to what he believes is otherwise
unattainable in his life, family, love, and
Everyone is pulled into the more quickly
moving centre of a topsy-turvy reality.
Characters experience the extremes of their
estrangement from each other and from any
universal truth in which may exist.
In a dynamic and fiery conclusion Noah
states, "You may not feel it but you're in a
state of shock" and at this point I realized that
Egoyan has awakened me into a nightmare of
modern reality.
With the use of excellent cinematography,
powerful acting, a plot of pointed purpose, and
a haunting score, Egoyan has created a film
that does not simply illicit happiness, sadness,
or anger. The Adjuster brings me closer to the
theme of alienation as I attempt to name the
feelings provoked.
by Jonathan Wong
LOS Angeles, 1991. An
empty graveyard of
spineless souls—yuppies—walk
from A to B without purpose.
Helicopters fly, monitoring every
move in the city. A baby is
abandoned in the bushes. The
world is passionless. Values have
been uprooted leaving a void—a
Grand Canyon—hollow, stark
and vacuous.
A pulsating Blade Runnerlike soundtrack with awkward
camera-work makes every
movement ofthe city—walking,
driving, and talking—a dark
Grand Canyon
now playing
Resonating F. Scott
Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby,
director-writer Lawrence (Big
Chill, Body Heat) Kasdan's
Grand Canyon focuses on
society's fleeting chameleon
people who have weekly-changing values, desires and loyalties.
Within this world, life is purely
all talk, little action and no
Shot almost in the vein of
Powaqquatsi, Grand Canyon
asks what "life forces"—if any—
propel each urbanized individual.
Two seemingly well-
intentioned people, Claire (Mary
McDonell) and Mack (Kevin
Kline) are like Fitzgerald's Tom
and Daisy—empty, fickle, sheltered, and
uncommitted to any value. They don't even
value themselves.
Like Fitzgerald, Kasdan tells the story
from a somewhat cold, untouched perspective, at times bluntly saying, "Look at the
follies of human nature." What is the
meaning oflife, it asks, when fortune,
happiness or beauty are never permanent.
LA darkness
Simon (Danny Glover), a tow-truck
driver who saves Mack's life, says, "My
father's face looked as if he had walked on it
for 84 years and I wondered...after knowing
all that pain...why he kept on living."
"Habit," he replies.
We also see the pettiness of Mack and
Claire's problems, cushioned by economic
safety, placed on a cinematic pedestal. And
we are conditioned to pay respect to their
Kasdan's sublime incongruities which
lay down the skeleton of Grand Canyon
provide disturbing perspectives: he will
show the white middle-class realities of
Cheers on TV in a black household plagued
by drive-by violence.
He swings frequently from profundity to
Hollywood schlock—if intentionally, I don't
know. A deep film about a shallow society is
inevitably a paradox.
Empty characters, a missing plot and
ambiguous intentions would leave Grand
Canyon floating in questions, but one
magical moment of communication, anchors
Kasdan's film. From a shoddy household,
Simon types into a digital machine (TDD) to
interact with his deaf daughter across the
country at the University of Gaullaudet, in
Washington, DC. Kasdan did his homework:
it is the only post-secondary school for the
deaf in North America.
He hints at the meaningful.
I don't
want that
old a]
by Effie Pow        _* ■*■ v
PlANELIST Djanet Sears coined a
catchy phrase about changing arts
policy at the Women In View symposium
last Sunday.
"I don't want a piece ofthe pie. Let's see
if we can change the recipe," she said.
Entitled Crosscultural Politics In The
Arts: Strategies For Change, the symposium
consisted of six panelists who spoke about
their personal work and the need for more
representation of women of colour in arts.
Sears, who has worked in various
aspects of theatre and performing arts, said
she learned most of black identity from
"I saw black people as slaves, servants,
and man-eating savages. It took years and a
trip to Africa to unlearn who I was," she
As an actor, she realized most work
available were stereotypes, so she began to
write and produce her own work.
"I want a body of work that's mediocre
to great....I want black people to see it as
part of their culture."
Karin Lee, art educator for the exhibit
Self Not Whole, addressed some of her
comments to representatives of funding
agencies in the audience. She criticized the
pervasive tokenism in arts organizations
and the double standards in cross-cultural
funding (organizations primarily for people
of colour are faulted for not representing the
"greater" community).
Viola Thomas, a First Nations woman
working in theatre, spoke passionately
about the diversity of Native people and
outlined some of her negative experiences
with funding organizations.
She also brought up the issue of
appropriation and cited the recent collaboration with Karen Jamieson Dance Company
as a problematic situation. "You do not have
the right to tell our stories, they were never
your stories to begin with."
Ellen Gavin, a founder of Brava! (a
women's arts society in San Francisco),
presented a perspective of crosscultural
programming in San Francisco, where
theatre and cultural groups are very
developed and a city task force is reviewing
funding policies. She suggested beginning
with city grants and reviewing "the population that must be ser ed" as an initial
Edna Diefenbaker in view
thought she was getting a real
catch with Dief, but was over-
whelmer' by an obsessive individual a. i iiis domineering
mother "to deteriorated under the
pressure and eventually broke
down. ,   _   ,,	
Affrr being admitted to an
by Greg Davis
achieved by discovering
truth through the experience of
pain and delusion, Maureen
Medved said to me in a bustling
cafe in the West End.
"Life is
truth or running away from it."
Maureen Medved
J.ll^•v■.l'Ul'■-■■■,■ *«*■  -   -.,      ,
patients she underwent shock
treat. , and it is uncertain
whethei she was coerced into it.
She died of leukemia soon
Medved is the writer and
director of The John
Diefenbaker Letters, a one
woman play being presented at
the Women In View festival. The
play depicts the little known
tribulations of Dief s first wife
Edna, who was sent to an insane
asylum as her life mentally and
physically degenerated.
The play was inspired by
More Than a Rose, a book by
Heather Robinson about the
wives ofthe prime ministers.
Medved was especially shocked
and intrigued by the chapter on
Edna Diefenbaker. She discovered more information in The
Other Mrs. Diefenbaker by
"She was so full of hfe, a
perky and effervescent woman
who had a lot of suitors, a career
as a teacher, but once she
married him he was so demand-^
ing he wouldn't leave her alone.
According to Medved, Edna
of the real letters from the
asylum with Medved's own
interpretations and surreal
im   "I took the story of Edna and
distorted it, I fragmented it,
added what I felt like adding,
because it is not a factual
account of Edna's life, £ */*
own impression of anybody who s
going through that situation.
1Wxv. Medved originally from
after her Winnipeg, has a BA from the
University of Manitoba and a
background in creative writing
and journalism.
During a stay m Montreal to
- - ''. study artist management she
contracted a severe illness which
kept her bed-ridden for a year.
■ /-v..*        At this time writing became the
:   ■'■'-■       primary focus of her hfe.
"I thought, shit, I'm going to
die anyway, so I may as well go
for it." jv^ ,
She recovered her health
and developed the character of
Maureen Medved       Tracy **^**£2? °f
monologues and vignettes
«I saw what happened to Edna, collectively called Thejfracy
being destroyed by another
individual, by pressures and that
kind „--firing, as a universal theme,
[applicable] to this day, not just to
women but by individuals who
allow themselves to be overtaken
and suffocated by another.
Medved examined the letters
at the John Diefenbaker Centre at
tl e     » -ersity of Saskatchewan in
S,-kpW>n. The result is a collage
course of action.
Gavin said women of colour were represented in Brava! theatre presentations by
more than 50 per cent and the participation of
physically-challenged women and lesbians
were also part ofthe organization's mandate.
Representation in the arts must be inclusive,
she commented. "You just can't cut it up. It
just doesn't work that way anymore. It has to
be everything.
"I approach [art] from the perspective of a
political organizer. I don't care about art that
doesn't change the world."
Other panelists included Lina de Guevara
who has been producing works that reflect
experiences of immigrants ("An immigrant is
sometimes a person who has lost her voice")
and South Asian poet Raj Pannu.
Although the time for audience response
was limited and the panelists did not discuss
the different points they respectively raised,
the symposium emphasized the need for
people of colour to organize an independent
forum and a community resource base.
Fragments. Some fragments
were published in magazines and
PC   While studying under J.E.
Sorrell in the UBC creative
writing department, Medved
wrote a short story about Edna
Diefenbaker. When Women In
View approached her about "the
Tracy stuff" she offered to
produce the Edna story as a play
The John Diefenbaker
Letters will be performed
February 2 at the Station Street
Arts Centre, with follow up
performances February 7,8 and
9 at the Pitt Gallery.
by Greg Davis
"HE stark, nihilistic world
of Kafka comes into
dreamlike focus with Theatre at
Large's production of The
Metamorphosis. A travelling
salesman named Gregor awakes
one fine morning to find he has
changed into a slimy beetle and
will miss work for the first time
in five years.
Cinderella Ballroom
The play is quite faithful to
the text. The actor's mimes and
facial expressions convey a sense
of horror and helplessness at
being trapped in a small grey
world with few options. How
does Gregor's family deal with
him now that he is an insect?
This is a dilemma the players
explore, while trying to repress
and guilt
that boils
inside. It
is the
type of lifestyle
that is now embodied
in the term "Kafkaesque."
At times the action shifts
from slow and agonizing to
violently physical. With adequate direction, the actors
coordinate their actions proficiently.
Tyler Tone as Gregor
projects the presence of a
blithering bug quite well, and his
thespian cohorts are just as
believable in their respective
roles: the staunch German father
(weak on the inside), the nattering mother and the ditzy little
sister. The supporting cast also
adds extra boosts of energy to
the proceedings.
The play employs a
minimalist set with an overhanging slide screen which is effective, showing disturbing images
ofthe cast in conjunction with
the action on stage. Haunting
strands of an electric guitar
accent the unsettling milieu.
Metamorphosis is a poignant
portrait of Kafka's world,
which in turn is a searing expose
of our own society. Even though
they face such a bizarre crisis,
the characters try to live their
life by denial. Even Gregor
initially entertains the notion
that he still might make it into
work despite his change.
The performance is timely,
for it is appearing just prior to
the release ofthe film Kafka, so
the author's popularity may
become stronger than ever with
the alienated intellectual set.
Actors of sudsy theatre
by Yuri Fulmer
HE problems
confronting the
aged today are so
well documented
that they are on the
verge of being
general knowledge.
What is required,
therefore, in any
attempt to portray
these problems on
the stage is originality.
The idea of using
participational theatre was in
essence a good one. The
possible disadvantage is that
the ultimate success ofthe
production rests the dramatic
ability of those members of
the audience brave enough to
get up on stage.
Unfortunately, on the
night I attended, members of
the audience managed only to
relate their own personal
prejudices in a fashion that
was more typical of an episode
of "Donahue."
This Is My Life
Waterfront Theatre
While this may be personally
satisfying for those who perform
(more than one person went up
twice), the audience does not
leave any more enlightened. Nor
does it make for good theatre.
Perhaps several different
actors attempting to resolve the
dilemmas would be more
interesting. The script,
while lacking originality, is at least tight and
well polished, and is
effective in confronting
the essential problems
facing the aged and
their relationships.
These positive
attributes were, however, lost on the audience participants who
turned the production
into a third-rate soap
Tepid opera
by Karlyn Koh
- Jay Scott, Globe and Mail
"A Mega-Masterpiece!
Steven Soderbergh is my Oscar pick for Best Director!"
77ie New Wilier From The Director Of "sex. lies, and videotape"
Love for Sale
Express yourself
in The Ubyssey's
Valentine's issue,
February 14th.
We are now
in SUB, Room 266,
9 am - 4 pm.
(Deadline Feb 12th)
Opens today at a Famous Players Theatre near you
The Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual issue of the
Ubysss-     ':V. come out on February 14.
Drop into SUB 24IK if you would like to
Run To Fly
On Sunday February 2nd, U.B.C.'s Hillel House is presenting
its inaugural "Run to Fly". Organized in conjunction with Ihe
Jewish Students' Association, the 5 km run/walk/roller blade with
pets and strollers intends to raise money for continuing Hillel programs. T'ie entire community is urged to participate in this kick-off
to ''Israel Week" - a week long event designed to create the flavour
of Israeli culture including everything from Houmous to politics!
Each participant ofthe "Run to Fly" is entered to win the first
prize which is a round trip to Israel on El All Registration is S1S.00.
Also included with registration is an official T-shirt, Israeli goodies
and much, much more-
Look for entertainment, refreshments, and a great time at
U.B.C.'s Hillel House at II:; > ..-., Sunday February 2nd. Registration forms available at Hillel, 224-474S.
January 31,1992
January 31,1992
IUCCINFS Tosca has all the ingredients for a
powerful opera about love, sex, power and
oppression. However, the Vancouver Opera's
production of Tosca, directed by Fabrizio Melano,
goes overboard in some areas and is weak in other
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
until Feb 1
The title role calls for a soprano who can convey
the passion and vulnerability of a woman caught
between conflicting feelings and allegiances. Irish
soprano Suzanne Murphy did not fulfill these
requirements adequately. In all fairness, Murphy
had a few good moments in Act II. For example, some
ofthe emotional anxiety ofthe character surfaced in
her aria "Vissi d'arte," a solo about her devotion to
art and love, and her religious piety.
But this was not enough; the director's efforts to
emphasize the violence in the opera backfired. In a
stabbing scene the audience reacted with laughter
because there was one stab too many, and a potentially powerful murder scene turned into an example
of dramatic overkill.
The other major element in the opera is Scarpia
(Henk Smit), the evil villain, whom the director tried
to show as the epitome of sadistic and voyeuristic
oppression. Smit's portrayal of Scarpia was convincing. What the singer lacked in size he made up with
a suitably menacing demeanor and egotistical
Richard Versalle sang the role of Tosca's lover
Cavaradosgi, which has often been described as
marionette role, text-book lover. But Versalle went
beyond that in the last part of Act II and III.
Many scenes kept the audience on the edge of
their seats; in one, Cavaradossi stood before the
firing squad with his back toward the audience,
creating the impression that the squad was also
aiming at the audience.
At other times, however, ^he singers were
drowned out by the pristine but nevertheless thunderous orchestra, and this rendered certain scenes
The production does not claim to be high-tech
due to the lack of money. However, the tired and
rather nor-^script r .: (borrowed from the Montreal
O'-sra) di      ;tle to boost the whole production.
The 1       of strong convincing performances and
the somei      s unsatisfactory depiction ofthe themes
made an otherwise averi   a production uninspiring.
~~ THE UBYSSEY/5 Safe sex is
for everyone
Since Wednesday, the SUB main concourse has been running rampant with
sex—safe sex.
Intimacy in the '90s—Reality, Risk,
and Responsibility, put on by the Student
Health Outreach programme, is pro-ac-
tively bringing issues surrounding sex
and relationships to the student body.
Free condoms and information about
safe sex, birth control and relationship
skills have filled the concourse. Presentations have been given on sexual harassment, acquaintance sexual assault, and
mandatory HIV testing. Friday at noon
three guests from People with AIDS Society vill be speaking about Living with
HIV/AIDS—A Male and Female Perspective.
Intimacy in the '90s is taking issues of
sexual contact out of the textbook, the
dark ages, the hearsay of bathroom walls,
and placing it in the forefront of student
HIV, AIDS, STDs, sexual harassment,
and sexual abuse are all issues of relationships in the '90s, regardless of whether
relationships are lesbian, bi, gay, or hetro.
Information on these issues needs to
be accessible to all people without misplaced morality or uptight censorship.
Even as Intimacy in the '90s strove to
bring safe sex into the forefront, it had its
limitations. While literature addressed
both the concerns of AIDS transmission
through intrvenous drug use and lesbian
sex, the programme failed to provide either needles, dental dams, or gloves.
Students are classified as one ofthe
highest-risk groups for contracting the
HIV virus, because of a lack of prevention.
When information is provided in a
medium that encourages open acceptance
and discussion, then change can begin.
January 31,1992
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As Carla Maftechuk awoke this morning slipping her
feet into warm, fuzzy slippers shaped as a cartoon-like Effie
Pow and Yggy King pair then bowing briefly to her Jimi
Hendrix shrine built by Martin Chester, Sharon Lindores
pulled up on her large, noisy, green Harley and suggested
they fly to Girma Jemal's cloud over Antarctica. During
takeoff, a Hastings Express bus carrying Charlie Gillis and
Karlyn Koh playing go fish was snagged on the rear wheel
ofthe bike. The bus landed on a Chevy Impalla in Arizona
driven by YuMe Kurahashi who was on her way to meet
Frances Foran and Greg Davis in New Orleans to plan a
supriseMardi Gras for Charles Nho. The insistently ringing
phone was answered, "Mike Coury's Crematorium, you kill
'em, we grill' em," by S ge Davies who had watched one too
many episodes of the Simpsons with Paul Dayson and
Morgan Maenling. The amused Don Chia-nien Mah was
most suprised when Victor Wong, catapulted while riding
on the hood of Yukie's car, flew by, landing in a field of Ts
cultivated by Paula Wellings and Chris Collard who immediately phoned Raul Peschiera to tell him of the events.
Mark Nielsen, utterly coniiised, woke up to see doctors
Chung Wong and Paul Gordon smiling down on him.
Paul Dayton • Sharon Undore* • Carta Maftechuk
Raul Peschiera • Effle Pow
Photo editor • Paul Gordon
NDP's ethics
To Paul Ramsey,
I, too, am not all that
disappointed with the NDP
government thus far. Their
current policy of fiscal restraint, decidedly right-wing
in nature, deserves praise.
(Obviously, the Harcourt-
Clark team has learned
something from the Rae di-
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saster in Ontario.)
But the point of my letter—and the point that you
chose to ignore—was that
the NDP lured the student
vote with the pledge of a tuition freeze, and now is
waffling on their promise.
The NDP may be big on fiscal responsibility, but if
that's how they intend to
treat their promises, they
seem to have little respect
for ethics.
And I believe an ethical
government was another of
the NDPs promises.
Ryan Reynoldson
Professor finds
I read James Mac
Kinnon's article "Military
play games on Native land".
Out of curiosity, I looked at
the Topographical Survey of
Surely you jest, Dr. Reisman
On Tuesday, January
27th Dr. George Reisman
spoke on The Toxicity of
Environmental! sm in the
SUB Auditorium to a capacity crowd. He gained a
strong emotional response
from most of those attending with a speech made
from weak arguments,
faulty logic, and words
carefully designed to hurt.
Dr. Reisman bases his
entire premise on the idea
that nature has no intrin-
sicvalueofitsown. Categorizing himself among "rational" thinkers, he reaches
the astonishing conclusion
that the environmental
movement is therefore evil
because in wanting to keep
the earth and nature as it
was made frustrates the
advancement of industrial
civilization and negates
human values, or in a word,
are nihilistic. Dr. Reisman,
I would be very interested
to know whose values are
being negated, and where
you got this information
from. You are just making
a claim resting on unsupported conjecture (something you accuse environmentalists of doing).
I don't know any "rational" person who would
choose to live in a wholly
controlled, artifical, industrial, polluted civilization
when there is an alternative
choice. The driving principle behind the environ
mental movement has always been that we do have a
choice—to use technology to
our advantage to keep a
clean, healthy, green, wild
environment in addition to
the civilized spots we inhabit. We cannot create
mountains, glaciers, rivers
or wilderness. We have
learned to create life
artifically, but we have not
yet be able to duplicate the
many species now extinct,
largely due to our technological advances and industrialization of the world.
None of these things can
control man. We choose to
treasure and conserve what
is already there, which
means man must choose self
control, not just a dirty word
in Dr. Reisman's vocabulary
but evil incarnate. We can
also choose to continue on
the present road, Dr.
Reisman's preferred, "rational" choice.
Dr. Reisman further
accuses the environmental
movement of using suspect
statistics, when they are
used at all; deliberately
telling falsehoods; or of
simply telling "scary stories" when all else fails. Dr.
Reisman's logic simply fails
here. What motivates environmentalists to do this, and
who benefits from this? Dr.
Reisman doesn't give us any
reason to support his claim.
He then goes on to quote
from Forbes Magazine and
Policy Review as his unbiased soucres of information
on the environmental wars.
No hidden interests in discrediting the environmentalists there.
Dr. Reisman is an active promoter of conspicuous consumption: more
power, more buildings,
more industry, more garbage dumps. His solution
to global warming is to ensure an adequate supply of
air conditioners; to thinning
ozone levels, sunhats and
sunglasses. He appears to
believe either that our resources are limitless, or if
they aren't, then we won't
miss them and can live
without them anyway. To
him, nature has no intrinsic value and exists solely
for the exploitation to the
utmost by man and his
technology. Surely, you're
joking Dr. Reisman! If, according to your view, "all is
for the best in this best of
all possible worlds," then
we are in deep trouble indeed. And if opposing such
premises as Dr. Reisman's
makes me and the environmental movement evil,
then just call me Old Nick.
K.S. Bailey
Canada map [composite
MCE 120 dated 1984} and
found that the closesd part
ofthe Toosey Indian Reserve
was 5.5km south of the
nearest edge of the CFC
Chilcotin Military Reserve
(not "military lot"). Thus, the
reserves are "adjacentf'inthe
sense of that the UBC campus is adjacent to Granville
Street. The military reserve
has not been legally recognized as "native land" and
the article admits that no
land claim has been filed, so
that the the article's title is a
prejudgement on any future
claim. Piqued by more curiosity, I asked National Defense officers if the training
area had ever been used for
aerial bombing; "no." So the
"bomb blasts rattling windows and waking babies"
must have been something
else. Chief Lacesse is quoted
as saying that "you can just
use your imagination as to
what kind of chemichals are
left lying around" and he is
quite correct because, apart
from spilled motor oil and
gas on the roads, other
chemical residues would be
imaginary. I understand
that the Toosey Band members are allowed to hunt on
the military reserve and they
fear that explosions there
will drive wild animals onto
private lands; that is not
mentioned. A more persistent researcher, undoubtedly , wouldfindmore errors
and omissions in this article.
Democracy needs a free
press; it also needs conscientious reporters. Reporting the partisan claims of
conflicting groups without
independent research is not
good journalism.
P.S. The military training area measures 249.4
square miles, not 144, but
that is a small point. Do the
armed forces "play games"
on military exercises? Woul d
the headline writer describe
students whose tuition is
subsidized as being "on the
dole?" I hope not.
Peter Moogk
January 31,1992 *.x.y.:*:*v.--:.:+y,-x<-:^
Volleybirds come home
Both the UBC men's and
women's volleyball teams can
say goodbye tohotelsandairlines
for awhile.
After ten straight weekends
on the road, the volleybirds are
back home this weekend to play
the Calgary Dinosaurs.
The men are 6-4 in the
Canada West and are fresh off a
pair of victories in
Saskatchewan. The women are
in third place but, at 7-5, are still
above .500 despite losing both
nights in Saskatoon.
The Dinosaurs, meanwhile,
currently lead both the men's
and women's divisions. Game
times are 6pm for the women
and '/:45pm for the men on both
Friday and Saturday night at
War Memorial Gym.
Tracksters in the blocks
UBCs track and field team
is off toarunning start following
an intense training camp in San
Diego and looks strong after
meets in Eugene, Oregon and
Already five athletes have
madeCIAU standards. They are:
•Pan Am 1500 metre champion
Lori Durward (1000 m.).
•Karen Gubbels (55 m. hurdles).
•CIAU champion and record
holder ErikaForster (triple jump).
• Byron Jack (long jump and triple
•Derek Hansen (triple jump).
to meet SFU
The Thunderbird swimmers
continued their winning ways by
defeating the University of Puget
Sound's swim teams last Friday
To date, ten men and seven
women have qualifiedfor the CIAU
championships March 6-8 in
The next opportunity to make
the standard will be this Thusday
night when UBC makes a trip up
Burnaby Mountain to take on the
SFU teams. The meet gets underway at 7pm.
Hockey team struggles
The playoff hopes of UBC
Thunderbirds hockey team
dimmed with the split of a two-
game set at the Brandon Bobcats
over the weekend.
Although the Thunderbirds
edged Brandon 6-5 on Saturday
night, it was not before losing 4-3
the night before.
UBC now has a won-lost-tied
record of 6-13-1 for 13 points, eight
points behind fourth
-place Calgary.
Women near season best
by Mark Nielsen
The UBC Thunderbirds are
one win away from equalling their
conference best win record in 16
seasons of women's basketball.
After sweeping a two-game set
against the SaskatchewanHuskies
at War Memorial Gym over the
weekend, the Thunderbirds currently possess a win-loss record of
8-4 and hold down second place in
the Canada West conference.
A win against Calgary this
weekend will give them their best
conference season since 1975-76,
when they finished third in the
Canada West with a 12-8 record.
With the wins over
Saskatchewan, the Thunderbirds
are currently riding a six-game
winning streak.
As well, UBCs Cheryl Kinton
leads the Canada West in rebound,
averaging 11.4 boards per game.
Kinton is also fourth in free-throw
percentage with an 81.63 per cent
accuracy from the charity stripe.
Meanwhile, teammate Jenny
Mann leads the Canada West in
three-paint shot accuracy, nailing
50 per cent of her attempts.
And Lisa Nickie is third in
Canada West scoring, averaging
14.5 points per game,andfourth in
assists with 34 over 12 games.
Davis Cup arrives
by Charles Nho
This weekend, the PNE
Agrodome will be host to the first
World Group Davis Cupseriesever
held in Canada. At Friday'smedia
draw, it was determined that the
world's top-ranked male player—
Sweden's Stefan Edberg—was to
play Canada's 19-year old Daniel
Nestor of Toronto. A big grin appeared on Nestor's face when his
name was drawn next to thisyear's
Australian Open finalist.
Grant Connell, sitting next to
him, just smiled and lightly said
something to the young Davis
Cupper that made him blush. Before that match, however, Grant
Connell   will   face   Magnus
Gustafsson in the first of the
singles matches.
The doubles to be played on
Saturday sees Canada's best hope
forvictory. The highly touted team
of Connell and Glen Michibata,
with an overall Davis Cup record
of 7-6, goes up against Anders
Jarryd and Jonas B. Svensson.
Jarryd's regular tour partner is
Australian John Fitzgerald. Together they form the number one
doubles team in the world.
Stefan Edberg was greeted with
a loud cheer when he was introduced in front of a small media
crowd that included: TSN's Chris
Cedence, Sports Page's Paul
Carson, and BCTV's Barry
Houlihan. Standing room-only
tickets remain for the three-day
event at $15 for adults and $10 for
Fouls kill T-birds
by Charles Nho
UBC's mens basketball team
split their weekend series against
the University of Saskatchewan to
bring their Canada West record to
9-3. All three loses occurred against
those tough Huskies from Saskatoon.
The T-birds, wholed by four at
the half, ended up losing 93-82 on
Saturday night. A 15-point turnaround highlighted by these statistics:
•Twenty-nine team fouls versus
16 for Saskatchewan. A large portion ofthe second half was stop-
and-go action as whistles blew
continuously and the Huskies went
to the line to score an amazing 32
•Three for 17, or 17 per cent, in
three-point attempts. Many of Ihe
misses occurred late as UBC tried
to come from behind by going for
threes. UBCs two-point field-goal
percentage was limited to only 52
per cent by the quick pressure defence of their opposition.
When the game was still close,
the Husky coach screamed to his
players to "pressure the ball handler "And they did. They forced 20
T-bird turnovers and many more
poor shots. Husky guard Carlton
Haak was outstanding in bringing
the ball up the court, feeding his
players down in the blocks, and
when he was fouled, shot a perfect
11 for 11 from the line.
If the game was sloppily
played, it was also physical. Under
the basket, where rebounds are
fought for, Bob Heighton's muscle
got the job done. He collected four
defensive boards, grabbed three
off the offensive {-lass, and finished with 17 points. Heighten
provided the clutch baskets or rebound near the end even if he did
not start the game.
JJJ. Jackson struggled from
Ihe field hitting on only three of 14
from two-point range and finishing with 19 points.
The T-birds go on the road to
play Calgaryinapairofkey games
this weekend.
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