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The Ubyssey Jan 9, 1996

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Array Still in recovery since 1918
AMS elections a joking matter
by Sarah O'Donnell
This year's AMS elections
may be more of a "joke" than
When nominations closed last
Friday, an equal number of joke
slates had announced their bid
for office as had serious
Joke slates like the "Radical
Beer Faction," a group of
Science Undergraduates, have
become a regular part of AMS
elections, but some of the
candidates trying to take this
year's election seriously feel the
joke slates have gone too far.
Allison Dunnet, coordinator
of external affairs candidate for
"Agents For Change," says she
feels the joke slates are a
disservice to UBC's electoral
"It makes the jobs of people
who are trying to take [the
election] seriously harder,"
Dunnet said. "I would have
preferred it if there had been a
lot more serious candidates out
"Students for Students"
presidential hopeful Scott
Walker says the AMS should be
fun, but argues joke slates are not
the ideal way to bring levity to a
student society. "A society with
a gross budget of around ten
million isn't really a joking
matter," he said.
Presidential candidate for the
Radical Beer Faction Blair
McDonald expects the large
percentage of joke slates will
further reduce an already
traditionally low voter turnout.
"It's not something I want, but
I couldn't justify running
seriously," McDonald said.
"People just aren't going to come
out and take the time to vote for
fun; they only vote if it's an issue
they really believe in."
Although most of the
candidates expected the Radical
Beer Faction to run, some were
suprised when "Like We Care"
Commerce support staff
"tired of remaining silent"
by Sarah O'Donnell
Support staff in UBC's
Faculty of Commerce are
being forced to work in an
environment "rife with fear,
insecurity, and suspicion"
according to a letter received
by the President's Office,
CUPE 2950, Commerce
faculty administrators and
The Ubyssey.
The annonymous letter
alleges "numerous incidents
of racial and sexual
discrimination and workplace
harassment" within the
Faculty of Commerce that
include "a barrage of ethnic
and homophobic jokes
targetted at various minority
According to the letter's
author, workers have not
come forward with their
complaints publicly because
of "negative repercussions
from management which
have been evidenced by past
The author also claims
individuals who speak out
against the harassment and
discrimination within the
Faculty's administration are
"forced to transfer, quit or
face termination."	
Polly Diether, president of
CUPE 2950 (clerical and
secretarial support services)
says the allegations do not
come as a "complete
surprise" to her.
"I think the complaints
look very serious," Diether
said. "It is, however, difficult
for us to respond to
something annoymous. It's
disappointing it didnt come
to us with a name."
Normally union members
can file harassment
grievances with their union,
but the letter's author claims
that the union has been
"ineffective dealing with
Union members can also
take individual complaints to
UBC's discrimination and
harassment office or the B.C.
Human Rights council, which
was also listed as receiving a
copy ofthe anonymous letter.
"It's disappointing,"
Diether said. "It doesnt give
[the union] a chance to even
try to come about some
University administrators
refused to comment on the
submitted their nomination
"Like We Care" is a joke slate
made up of former "serious"
student polticians such as current
AMS President Janice Boyle,
who has won a seat on the AMS
executive for the past three
years, Arts Undergraduate
Society (AUS) Representatives
Trevor Presley and Craig Bavis,
Dentistry Rep. Patrick Lum and
Engineering Rep. Michael
Independent Vice-Presidential
candidate Lica Chui, running on
a platform to bring academics
and the AMS back into university
students' lives, says she was
surprised when she learned who
was running on the Like We Care
"I think it does take away from
the credibility of the AMS,
because those were such
prominent student polticians
before," Chui said. "They of all
people should not be further
stereotyping the feelings of
people who aren't involved in
the AMS."
Dunnet, who is focusing her
campaign on fostering student
activism on campus, says this
year's joke slates are in bad taste.
"It's a little bit the best of both
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what would happen if [she] put
[her] name in and didn't actually
run a hard campaign.
"If I felt there was a serious
worlds; you don't have to put
yourself out there and actually
tell the students what you plan
to do for them.
"I think when you've been
elected so many years in a row
and students did trust your
vote...it's a slap in the face,"
Dunnet said.
Janice Boyle, the candidate
most severely criticized by
others for running as a "joke"
candidate because of the
perceived value of her name
recognition, says she has no
desire to serve a second term as
president but "wanted to see
chance of me winning, even
[without] running a campaign, I
wouldn't do it," Boyle said.
Cross says that if anyone
running on a joke slate gets
elected, they will be expected to
perform the job.
Although Boyle and
McDonald say they have no
intention, of winning, both say
every member of their slate
would take office if elected by
Langara protests federal cuts
"Earth to Ottawa, We
Have a Problem!"
by Desiree Adib
The Langara Student Union
has mounted a full-scale blitzkrieg
against Ottawa.
Langara's "Students' Issues
Action Committee" kicked off a
$5.5,000 radio, telephone and
postcard campaign last week to
protest massive federal cuts
planned for post secondary
Committee media relations
representative Shannon Kaplan
says Langara students want to
make sure Ottawa gets the
message loud and clear. "A $188
million cut to post secondary
education will eliminate 20,000
seats to future students," she said.
"This is an unacceptable way to
reduce the deficit and we are
asking the government to get their
priorities straight."
Whereas UBC protests such as
last November's "Trek for
Education" have been more local
in focus, Langara has organized a
wide spread public media
campaign involving not only post
secondary institutions in B.C. but
universities and colleges right
across the country.
The three-tiered campaign
centres around informing the
public about the detrimental
impact huge tuition hikes would
have on students' lives and
education. Over 15,000 "Earth to
Ottawa" postcards have been
printed for students to send their
local MP's, BC Liberal Caucus
Chair Anna Ten-ana, and federal
Finance Minister Lloyd Axworthy.
The campaign also includes 30
second radio ads with the "Earth
to Ottawa" message and a
telephone hotline to provide
information about the campaign
and its focus.
Kaplan says the campaign is well
worth the $55,000 bill. Langara
students approved contributing an
extra 25 cents per credit to the
Students Issues Action Committee
in a referendum, which works out
to approximately $3 per student per
"It's the best $3 they've ever
spent," Kaplan said, "and if we do
fight the cuts we save $900 per
semester in the future on tuition
UBC's AMS External Affairs
Coordinator David Borins says
Langara's campaign sets an
example for UBC and shows how
far a bit of cash can go.
"The fact that Langara can raise
$55,000 is important, because it
shows Ottawa that students are
going to have influence on the
public and that they have the
money and the lobbying power to
inform the public on their
perception ofthe events."
Borins used Langara's example
to plug next week's AMS
referendum. Students will be
asked to support a fee reallocation •
that would earmark $3.50 per
student for "university and
external lobbying efforts"
comparable to Langara's
Langara's "Earth to Ottawa"
phone line can be reached at 878-
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January 10th, 1996
5:00 pm in SUB Rm. 211
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The AMS is looking for poll clerks to maintain the polling stations during
the voting week  (January 15th to 19th, 1996) of the AMS Elections.
Those interested are advised to bring a resume to SUB Room 224 at
12:00 pm (noon) today .   Honoraria will be paid.
No experience necessary — just some enthusiasm and creativity. You can
choose your own hours and locations ie. work as many or as few hours as
you'd like!
For more information, please contact Brian Cross, Elections Administrator,
c/o SUB 238.
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Activity Fee which subsidizes Athletics, the AMS is asking students to re-allocate their $7.00 AMS Athletic Fee towards the following areas:   External and
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Bisexuals of UBC and Colour Connected Against Racism), Intramurals and the
World University Services Canada.
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per year.
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Prepared by your student society
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 9, 1995 News
UBC student hopes to take Harcourt's place
by Matt Thompson
UBC student Donovan
Kuehn says it's time to inject
some life back into BC's New
Democratic Party (NDP).
Kuehn formally announced
his NDP leadership bid last
Thursday, making him the third
officially-declared candidate in
the race. At 25, he is believed to
be the youngest person ever to
run for provincial NDP leader.
The part-time geography
student has two main reasons for
running, he says; the first being
to stop Liberal leader Gordon
Campbell from becoming
"Campbell essentially has two
sides: slick, and greasy," he said.
"He simply cannot be trusted."
Kuehn says his leadership bid
is also driven by a desire to
"reinject some ofthe idealism the
NDP used to have back into the
party," returning the party to its
roots as a social movement rather
than a political bureaucracy.
Kuehn is disturbed by what
he sees as the party's steady drift
to the right in the face of
rampant conservative sentiment
in BC and the rest ofthe country.
"Quite frankly, that's
intolerable. The NDP should be
a party that stands up and fights
for a left-wing, progressive
He also says he plans to bring
the political concerns of students
to Victoria.
"Ultimately I believe post-
secondary education (PSE), just
like primary and secondary
school education, should be free.
But in the short term, we have
to look at providing affordable
childcare and housing for
students so that PSE does not
become out of reach."
Provincial politics runs in
Kuehn's blood; Donovan's
parents were active members of
the NDP's green, union and
women's movements in the
party's earlier days.
Both earned reputations as
party mavericks, and as a rogue
candidate in a race many other
expected candidates have shied
away from, Donovan appears to
have followed in his parents'
activist footsteps.
How does Paul Tennant, a
UBC political scientist who
specializes in provincial politics,
rate Kuehn's chances at
capturing the leadership?
"Zero," Tenant says.
"Absolutely zero."
Tenant says the NDP
leadership race probably won't
be much of a race at all, with the
campaign likely to turn into a
"coronation" for Minister of
Employment and Investments
Glenn Clark, who is expected to
announce early this week.
The real test for a "dark
horse" candidate like Kuehn-
who is a former student of
Tennant's-will be whether he
can improve the quality of a
leadership debate likely to be
long on rhetoric and short on
"His challenge is to be taken
as a serious candidate, rather
than some flake who just wants
some attention," Tennant said.
While he acknowledges his
leadership bid is a long-shot,
Kuehn says he will campaign on
serious issues that will force the
other candidates to take notice.
"I want [my campaign] to be a
critique of where the NDP is
going and what the NDP is
doing," he said.
"I think we'll galvanize the
others and make them realize
they have to deal with the issues
if they want to be taken
Besides, he says, "in politics,
once you get to a [leadership]
convention, anything can
DONOVAN KUEHN: this man could be your next premier
Georgetti Board of Governors appointment welcomed
BC Federation of Labour President Ken Georgetti may bring an
alternative perspective to UBC's BoG.
by Ian Gunn
The provincial government's
appointment of Ken Georgetti to
UBC's Board of Governors (BoG)
has been met with enthusiasm
from students and UBC labour
As president of BC's Federation
of Labour since 1986, Georgetti
has long been an outspoken
supporter of labour and the
provincial NDP. His appointment,
announced in mid-December by
Skills, Training and Labour
Minister Dan Miller, is for a three-
year term.
Student BoG Representative
Michael Hughes says he welcomes
Georgetti's appointment. "It will
be good to have someone on the
Board who will not be afraid to
stand up to the administration,"
Hughes said.
Hughes rejected the accusations
of opposition parties in Victoria
that Georgetti's appointment was
a case of government patronage.
"There's no money involved, and
it's no great jump in prestige for
him to add a UBC Board of
Governors seat to president ofthe
B.C. Federation of Labour, so it's
hard to see this as patronage."
Georgetti's appointment is
timely, as post-secondary funding
crunches may force the university
and its Board of Governors to
tackle tough labour issues such as
staffing levels and employee wages
on campus. Hughes sees the
labour leader's background as a
valuable asset in the coming
"The experience he brings is
especially useful, as relations
between the university and its
employees have been notoriously
bad under this administration."
Georgetti also says he hopes his
labour background will be an asset
to the Board.
"I have broad experience in
[labour relations], and as there is
increasing emphasis on efficiency,
I hope I can help to bring about
solutions in a collaborative way
between administration and
employees, such as we've seen
happen at places like Ford and
Boeing," Georgetti told The Ubyssey
last week.
Campus labour groups also
welcomed the appointment. Polly
Dietcher, president of CUPE local
2950—which represents more than
1500 of UBC's 4500 unionized
employees—says the union is "very
pleased" to have Georgetti on the
"Relations with the
administration have been a little
rough in the past couple of years,
so having a strong labour voice
bodes well for us," she said.
It's not yet clear how much
influence Georgetti will have with
the administration, with his being
just one seat of fifteen on the
Board. But with the recent election
of outspoken Political Science
Professor Philip Resnick as a BoG
faculty representative, the Board
will include a couple of high-
profile members not afraid to lock
horns with UBC's administration.
Resnick has said publicly this fall
that he has serious concerns with
current administrative policy.
When asked if he has any
concerns about assuming the
position, Georgetti says that he
feels a lack of direct knowledge
about student issues on campus. "I
don't have enough connection
with students themselves. I look
forward to hearing their
Upcoming Chomsky visit
manufactures discontent
by Matt Thompson
World-renowned intellectual
Noam Cfoomsky'supcomrngvisitto
Vancouver has manufactured some
discontent for its AMS organizers.
Chomsky, famous for his
revolutionary work in linguistics
and his stinging analysis of media
and US foreign policy, is
scheduled to speak at Vancouver's
Vogue Theatre this March.
UBC's student union is
sponsoring the event, with AMS
Programs picking up the tab for
Chomsky's transportation,
accomodation, and hefty $7,500
US speaker's fee.
But Chomsky has included
other speaking engagements to
his itinerary while in Vancouver,
and that has AMS Programs
Director Pamela Tagie furious.
"I'm just so fed up and
disgusted with the whole thing,''
Tagle said in December, calling
Chomsky "a hypocrite."
Ordinarily, Tagle says, the
AMS includes an exclusivity
clause in its contracts with bands
and paid lecturers to ensure the
AMS doesn't end up footing the
bill for other engagements.
She says she didn't think it
necessary to include the clause with
Chomsky, however. "We thought,
'If you can't trust someone like
him, who can you trust?'"
Tagle says the other groups
Chomsky has added to his
itinerary, which include the BC
Federation of Labour, the
University of Western
Washington and a group called
*Jews for a Just Peace" should
share in the expense of bringing
Chomsky to Vancouver to speak.
But the AMS aren't the only
ones unhappy with the
arrangment. Chomsky himself
was apparently upset to learn
about the prohibitive eighteen
dollar price the AMS charged
UBC students for the event
Tickets went on sale through
Ticketmaster on January 4, and
the 1,200 Vogue Theatre seats
had completely sold out by 10:00
am the following day.
Tagle says the high ticket price
was necessary for the AMS to
break even, given the high cost
of Chomsky's speaking fee and
the cost of renting the Vogue
Theatre venue. Tagle said she
would have preffered an on-
campus venue, but that UBC
simply didn't have a theatre large
enough for the high demand.
Tuesday, January 9,1995
The Ubyssey News
Registration headaches worse than usual
UBC students
vent tele-rage
by Stanley Tromp
Imagine having to switch a
UBC course at the start of the
January term. You stand at a pay
phone in the rain, pumping in
quarters, trying to get past the
busy signal on the Telereg
system. (Some have been dialling
for five days.) By some miracle
you get through. Then, while
punching in course codes, the
computer hangs up in mid-call.
That's the unhappy experience of some UBC students
this term.
According to Registration
Adminstrator Sham Pendleton,
Telereg only has 47 lines. "We
need more lines but don't have
the funding," Pendleton said.
By contrast, she noted Simon
Fraser University, with half
UBC's population, has 40 lines.
By January 8 all Telereg lines
were still full, many from
students wanting their fee
assessments. (To cope, Telereg's
hours were extended on some
days until 10 pm.) Pendleton said
students starting at UBC this
term who hadn't paid byjanuary
8 would be deregistered, but
students continuing from 1995
would be granted a "financial
Pendleton said the first week
ofjanuary was "unusually hectic"
compared to other years.
One reason was that part of
UBC's mainframe in the
computer science building shut
down for an hour on January 2
and had to be completely
In Brock Hall, grade and
registration information could be
found on the four kiosks, two of
which were often inoperative. As
many as 15 students would stand
in line for 20 minutes.
The kiosks are able to inform
students of their grades and
current status, but are not yet
set up to register students or
provide information on course
New refuge for downtown south
low income earners opens it doors
by Douglas Hadfield
A unique new community
centre, The Gathering Place, is
offering badly-needed services
to members of downtown
Vancouver's disadvantaged
With funding from the City of
Vancouver's Social Planning
Department, the centre is aimed
at those living in downtown
hotels, hostels and residences, as
well as those living on the street.
"Two things happen here,"
Centre Recreation Programmer
Peter Greenwell said. "First we
have a service to provide. For a
buck a year people have access
to a wide range of programs and
space, equipment to utilize, a
learning centre, reading rooms
and an opportunity to get
something back through
volunteering-that's practical
experience that they otherwise
wouldn't get and volunteer
tickets they can redeem at our
"The second thing we provide
is a place to congregate. In that
way it becomes a community
group through which issues are
raised in the neighbourhood."
With a permanent staff of
about two dozen in addition to
assistance from volunteers, the
Centre is hard pressed to provide
adequately for the 1,900
members who have already
made use of its services.
The services are diverse, says
Greenwell, providing "good
cheap meals," fitness courses
including martial arts and weight
room instruction, laundry and
shower facilities, and arts and
crafts programs.
"But it is more than that," Peter
said. "If you're homeless, if
you're a low wage earner, or if
you're a pensioner in downtown
south, you might not necessarily
have a place to meet people. The
Gathering Place is a common
ground for these people."
"If we had to
charge more here it
would be like asking
people to pay at the
food bank."
And common ground it is.
The Gathering Place's Boxing
Day dinner provided not only a
superb holiday dinner for guests
three times that day, but also gifts
and enough good will to flip
frowns and raise cheer. In the gift
packs were basic necessities such
as hygiene products, food and
other such stocking stuffers.
The Gathering Place's
clientele is extremely diverse,
and the dinner's crowd included
folks from all walks of life. At
some tables, friends shared
lighthearted conversation with
complete strangers; both the old
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and the young seemed young at
heart together. A teen with dyed
purple hair and bodily
ornaments raised her newborn
child before a camera which
flashed, capturing a moment of
rare and wonderous generosity.
While the Gathering Place was
officially opened December 6,
staff began serving the public
back in March of last year.
Approximately 900 people now
make use of the centre daily from
Monday to Saturday between ten
in the morning and eight in the
The commitment of staff and
volunteers and the influx of
members has not gone unnoticed
by Vancouver's top brass; letters
from both Premier Harcourt and
Mayor Owen have praised the
centre's efforts.
There are nearly two dozen
other centres offering similar
services around Vancouver, but
Greenwell says the Gathering
Place's low user fees make it
unique. In a time of widespread
cutback hysteria, he says the
centre's funding is money well
"The 22 other community
centres in the city are run on a
cost recovery basis," Greenwell
said. "If we had to charge more
here it would be like asking
people to pay at the food bank."
The Gathering Place can be
reached at 609 Helmcken Street,
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availability. Administrative
clerks took pity on some
students and registered them
If funding can be obtained
from the UBC administration,
Pendleton says the kiosks could
be improved by June for the
1996 winter registration.
Registration by internet and
additional telereg lines may
also become a reality.
Many students have also
complained that instructors were
slow to post their Fall 1996
Grades were ready for 75
percent of classes in the last week
of December, but were not
inputted because the registrar's
office was closed. Over 90
percent of the marks were
available on Telereg by last
This was hard on students who
needed to know if they had
passed a prerequisite course in
1995 to continue to a higher
UBC guidelines require
instructors to submit the term
marks one week after final
exams. But a few teachers had
not even marked last year's final
Since the privacy act was
passed in 1993, UBC's senate
has discouraged teachers from
posting grades on their doors to
protect students' privacy.
A YOUNG teen mother and her newborn child enjoyed a hot meal on
boxing day at The Gathering Place.
Thefts force AAAS to pull used
books out of UBC Bookstore
by Charlie Cho
Last fall's experiment to
provide students with "one-stop
shopping" for used text books
ended up costing the AMS
several thousand dollars,
sending the AMS Used
Bookstore back to its old home
in the SUB.
The AMS and UBC
Bookstore combined operations
last September, with AMS used
texts sharing shelf-space with
the Bookstore's regular stock.
Students found the service a
real convenience, but when the
two groups met in October to
evaluate the arrangement, they
discovered at least two hundred
AMS texts had vanished.
Unlike the bookstore's
regular stock, the AMS used
books did not carry a security
stripe, making them a prime
target for thieves.
"Neither of us expected (so
many books would be stolen],"
AMS Used Bookstore Director
Joe Cheng said. "We felt that
students were generally honest.
We trusted their integrity."
UBC Bookstore Director
Debbie Harvie said the
Bookstore employs undercover
security people to keep an eye
on their inventory, but said
security staff couldn't watch all
the stock all the time.
Students whose books were
stolen were offered a
replacement text, a cash
payment or a credit for future
purchases. Shelving and
inventory practices also turned
out to be more inefficient than
expected, costing the AMS a
grand total of $5000 in lost
revenue, according to Cheng.
Cheng hasn't ruled out
working with the UBC
Bookstore in the future, and
Harvie says the bookstore is
anxious to have them back.
The AMS Used Bookstore
will continue to operate in the
SUB basement unuljanuary 26.
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 9, 1995 ultru
Of Monkeys, jealous siblings, and Lost Children
Twelve Monkeys
at the Granville 7 theatre
by John Bolton
Here's the pitch: Bruce Willis is
James Cole, sent from the rock-
video future to our brink-of-disas-
ter present in search of a virus that
will leave five billion dead. Nothing here the Terminator couldn't
take care of, yet both the time
travel and deadly infectious disease are inherently appealing premises, even when built on masses
of silly coincidences as in Twelve
While time travel and a deadly
virus should be enough to hold the
audience's attention, David and
Janet Peoples' script leave director Terry Gilliam and his actors
little to work with. As proven by
endless other films paraded before us these days, all the crazy
camera-work and frenetic editing
in the world can't save dialogue,
conflicts and characters that
haven't been carefully thought
out. Gilliam, in choosing to direct
Twelve Monkeys, apparently decided early on that the Steadicam
operator deserved a greater stake
in the creative process than the
It's a shame, really, because the
opening sequences are promising
and the film does manage short,
concentrated bursts of invention.
The biggest problem is Gilliam and
the Peoples' trouble in establishing the right tone. Cole isn't passing through different times, but
different movies. The future is a
cavernous underground dystopia
a la Brazil, presided over by a bizarre scientific tribunal. These
scenes are intended as satirical,
but come off as merely silly, especially when compared to Cole's
past (and our present): a realistic,
rather drab cityscape that lends
itself to mayhem and melodrama.
This aggravating mix of fantasy
and realism cancels out the dramatic momentum that Twelve
Monkeys desperately needs. The
casting is correspondingly uneven. 01' Bruce is a strong physical presence, and his performance, while offering nothing
new from the Willis school of acting, is quite effective. He makes
Cole's vicious, even murderous
persistence spring from the
character's own fear and desperation — as far as even he's concerned, the whole thing could be
in his head.
Of course the audience hasn't
a clue either, and is thereby forced
into identifying with Cole by default. Madeleine Stowe's is a game
performance, but Dr. Cathryn
Railly isn't much of a role. As mental defect Jeffrey Goines, Brad Pitt
demonstrates again he's a highly
instinctive but wildly undisciplined actor, and Gilliam gives him
free reign for better or for worse.
Pitt's looney-tunes banter and
cracked-out physical comedy are
enjoyable for all of five minutes;
then Goines becomes the most annoying presence in the film.
Without actually giving away
the ending, expect a big let-down.
Besides the clumsy (and inexplicable) references to Vertigo,
thanks to the movie's mercurial
structure, the audience knows
what's going to happen anyway,
so the 'surprise ending' is anything but. In the end, David
Buckmaster's terrific score and
Willis' somewhat inspired performance aren't enough to save surprisingly low production values
and the script itself. Twelve Monkeys isn't a terrible film, but a
troubling and confusing one, for
all the wrong reasons.
at the Park theatre
by Rick Hunter
There is something brave,
beautiful and original at the heart
of Georgia but, unfortunately, it is
not given sufficient room to grow.
The title character (Mare Win-
ningham) is a successful singer,
but this movie is actually the story
of her sister Sadie (Jennifer Jason
Leigh), a downward-spiraling alcoholic with ambitions of becoming a singer herself. Georgia never
seems to feel anything, while
Sadie often wallows in her emotions. The scenes between the sisters, as well as those on stage,
work brilliantly; unfortunately, the
long scenes describing Sadie's descent become tediously repetitive.
If the life of a loser with unlimited
hope was not a cliche to begin
with, it becomes one by the film's
Leigh gives an all-out performance that, while appropriate to
the character, begins to feel forced
after a while. The script never
gives Sadie (or Leigh) a chance to
grow. Any depth of character is
saved, perhaps ironically, for
Sadie's moments on the stage. It
is then that her pain appears to
be genuine, and not just for show.
Her feelings are focused into her
songs, and there are enough of
these scenes to keep one interested in her character.
In stark contrast to Leigh,
Winningham has the more difficult task of portraying a character
who never seems to reveal what
her own true feelings may be.
Winningham's beautiful performance moves from reserved dignity to silent rage in a single
scene. Georgia is the enigma of
the movie and becomes its most
"Houston, we have a problem here ... the script sucks, and I think my cerebrodome's fogging up ...
plus my flashlight's too friggin' huge ... " Bruce Willis stars as Cole in Twelve Monkeys.
fascinating character. It is unfortunate that we never learn more
about her.
One leaves the theatre feeling
the power of the relationship between the sisters, but without
knowing its full nature. The bonds
between them are fresh and original, but more time should have
been devoted to Georgia to build
on these themes. The movie,
bravely and thankfully, never
settles for a simplistic good/bad
dichotomy between the two sisters, and both, oddly, come across
as flawed heroes.
The rest of the story is never as
unique or interesting as the sisters' relationship. The script
should have been tightened and
revised. If the entire movie had the
passion and honesty of the sisters
onstage, it would have been superb.
The last ten minutes, with
Georgia and Sadie talking and
then singing, show just what an
amazing movie was buried under
the rest of this cinematic rubble.
The City ofthe Lost
at the Caprice theatre
by Peter T. Chattaway
The sponsoring studio might be
named for the Lumiere brothers,
but Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre
Jennet's follow-up to Delicatessen
is closer in spirit to the theatrical
magicianship of George Melies
and the dreamlike surrealism of
Luis Bunuel.
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Try this for a mood-setter: The
City of the Lost Children opens
with a dreamy Christmas vignette,
a chad staring in awe as Santa
Claus emerges from the chimney
bearing gifts. All is sickly-sweet
until another Santa emerges. Then
another. Kris Kringles multiply as
the screen warps like a digital
fisheye lens gone blotto. A reindeer shits on the carpet. The child
wakes screaming from this nightmare to discover himself trapped
in a room full of half-witted clones
(Dominique Pinon times five), a
mad inventor named Krahk
(Daniel Emilfork) who always
seems to be on the verge of multiple aneurysms, a spooky midget
with a zeppelin hairdo (Mireille
Mosse), and a brain that survives
on Alka-Seltzers in a fish tank built
like something straight out of a
Jules Verne novel. And that's just
in the first five minutes.
The bulk of the story follows
One (Ron Perlman of TV's Beauty
and the Beast), a circus strongman
in search of a brother kidnapped
by a cult of blind men known as
the Cyclops. (Dashing about in
their trenchcoats and peering
through their infra-blue monocles,
they're like some strange mixture
of Borg technology and film noir
hoodlums.) One gets help from
Miette (Judith Vittet), a determined
nine-year-old moppet who abandons her gang of orphans to assist One in his quest.
Many filmmakers have tried
(and failed) to create their own
universe, but Caro and Jeunet
seem to know what they're doing. They cram the film with so
many ingenious details and deadpan understatements that one
quickly loses track of them (says
one character on being speared
through the abdomen: Tm allergic to steel!"). Several scenes play
on pulleys, levers, or a series of
chain reactions so contorted they
make Rube Goldberg look like a
simpleton; it's Physics 101 with a
minor in scatology, and the computer effects are kept wonderfully
It's the sort of grand, gmngy
live-action cartoon one might expect from Terry Gilliam - substitute a belch for Porky's Th-th-
that's all folks!" — but it achieves
a consistency uniquely its own.
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Sublime [Skunk]
Although the dominant musical
theme underpinning this collection of
songs is concrete (or post-industrial)
reggae, H also contains a bewildering
variety of musical styles stapled ran*
domty together, with no serious attempt at fusing them into a single unified whole. Imagine a smorgasboard
of alternative music styles spanning the spectrum from Punk
to Industrial tossed together like a chefs salad, and you might
get an idea of what Sublime sounds like. Within a single song,
the style can switch from reggae to thrash and back again - or
it might just veer off somewhere else altogether, into territory
charted by, well, Suzanne Vega for example. Surprisingly, it
works. And, although the semester's just started and the homework hasnt piked uo yet, there is the added bonus that one
can listen to it while studying. - Andy the grate
Little Buddha: The Secret Score of Tibetan Chant
Why they're releasing this so long after the film's largely
unnoticed release is a mystery, but this critic aint complaining. Ryiuchi Sakamoto's score was a polished work of orchestral magic, but it could be criticized for sounding too Western.
Secret Score, on the other hand, has rougher edges (and, unlike Sakamoto's disc, it actually puts Keanu Reeves on the
cover), but it's a pleasant enough listen for anyone who's got
the patience to hear out a discful of sitars and tablas.
There's little actual chanting, though, apart from a few snippets of dialogue clipped from the film, none of which last more
than a minute. Dechen Shak Dagsay sounds like she's actually
singing on 'Chenresie, Flame of Peace and Compassion' while
Ying Ruocheng's ominous quotation ofthe 'Heart Sutra' - lifted
from the film - sounds like something out of a Bugs Bunny
Halloween special. Yet another reminder that the music far transcended the movie. • Peter T. Chattaway
Rebecca Timmons [Iron Music Group]
if you liked that schmaltzy collection of mums and dads
music Skinhead O'Connor released a while back, you'll love this.
There are a few of us out there in the hinterlands of popular
music who fear Generation X will never tire in its ceaseless
pursuit of stripmining the past for archaic musical fads and
styles. If s a great pity that this generation, whose entire raison
d'etre seems to involve nothing more than a negative reaction
to a previous generation, has proved itself so utterly incapable
of generating anything of its own. One cant help but see the
hands of record company moguls in all of this - hell, Ws a
heckuva lot easier to recycle old fads than It is to create new
ones, after all. Take Rebecca Timmons, please! Take her out
into a field and shoot her! - Andy the grate
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The Tit and the Moon
Jan 12 -18 at the Ridge theatre
by Peter T. Chattaway
They say the moon drives men
crazy, but in the concluding chapter
of Bigas Luna's "Spanish trilogy" (which began with
Jamon, Jamon and continued in Golden Balls), the
light that rules the night gets upstaged by a certain
other milky-white orb. (Yes, it's one of those foreign films.)
Tete (Biel Duran), a nine-year-old boy whose
name, presumably, is not to be confused with the
Harper brings spirituality, passion to his music
innocent, if only for its guilelessness, about
Tete's obsession. At times Luna lets us see
things as Tete sees them; pigs in cribs and
Roman soldiers pumping gas may look laughably absurd, but here they help to generate a
quaint sympathy for Tete's plight.
But what does this film have to say about gender
roles across the Atlantic? Estrellita's ballet act begins and ends with her inside a ribbon-tied package, and there's something vaguely unsettling about
a film in which a tender moment consists of a man
telling his woman, "One day I'll put you in your box
and take you far away." A hint of incest lurks in
Ben Harper
Jan 10 at Richards on Richards
by Peter T. Chattaway
Biel Duran opens wide and drinks his fill in The Tit and the Moon.
titular teta, envies his newborn brother. Tete's jealous of the fact that the wailing brat gets to suck on
their mother's breast while he is forced to drink
cow's milk. Feeling spurned, Tete prays to the moon
for a breast of his own, and lucky for him, a seminal
shooting star grants his wish in the form of Estrellita
(Mathilda May), a French ballet dancer who wears
awfully fragile slips and tours the countryside with
her husband Fartman Maurice (Gerard Darmori).
(Howard Stern, eat your heart out.)
Maurice would pose serious competition for Tete
if it weren't for Miguel (Miguel Poveda), the local
electrician who feels Estrellita's sparks and begins
an aggressive campaign of nocturnal flamenco serenades to win her love. It doesn't hurt Miguel's cause
that Maurice is impotent and can offer Estrellita
nothing but a dry, stale baguette for their fellatio
For all that. The Tit and the Moon is not quite as
raunchy as it sounds. There's something strangely
Tete's declaration that he's fallen "in love with a
breast" — in the end, he doesn't seem to care
whether it's Estrellita's or his mother's — and the
reason Tete figures these women have any milk in
them at all is because men fill them first; without
the male brand of white fluid, these women are,
literally, empty.
In the end, Tete's sexual awakening is all about
making a "man" out of him, while the women in his
life stay safely tucked away in the wings. As a foreign film. The Tit and the Moon may be touring the
art-house circuit, but its treatment of women is little
different from any Private Lessons rites-of-passage
flick. Tete's personal moment of triumph comes
when he climbs a quasi-phallic "human castle,"
goaded on by his father's cries of "Show your balls!"
It's quite telling, though, that the men in this film
never do make such a spectacle of themselves, while
the women, almost without exception, are made to
let it all hang out.
L\TJL Thanks to some last-minute confusion
"^ over phone numbers, I'm several minutes
late when I finally get through to Ben Harper,
slide guitarist extraordinaire. No sooner have I apologized
for my tardiness than he begins the first of several spiels.
"I don't deal with clocks and things like that, man. I
make it to my shows on time. A lot of people, man, they
just get all mad if someone's late or doesn't show up. For
me it's like, okay, I got plenty of shit to do, so if someone
doesn't show up, great!
"Time is really for those who really need it. I mean, I
deal with it. A lot of people are slaves to the second, minute
hand. I can't do that! If something comes up and / can't
call, great! You got something else to do, right? Like if I
wasn't here when you called, so what, right?"
A phone rings and Harper goes to answer it. I look at
my list of questions. One of them concerns the criticism
some have levelled at his newest album Fight for Your
Mind - to wit, that it has perhaps one or two songs too
many and is therefore a tad long. I cross it out.
Harper gets back to the phone, so I ask the next question, something about the similarities between his music
and that of Jimi Hendrix or Bob Marley (a comparison that
is especially evident in the hemp tribute 'BurnOne Down').
He winces audibly.
"Oh man, you can't do that shit, that kind of thing's just
crazy. You got to understand, man, I love those guys —
with a passion — but I can never be compared, they're too
good. Those are two people you don't compare people to.
I'm sure I can do that with a few songs, but those guys
were coming from a place that was beyond life, so you
can't say those kinds of things to me."
The phone rings again. Then a doorbell goes off. He
answers both. "It's crazy man, I never get this much action. My mom's here, speaking of musical influences! My
mom's a great guitarist. She's blowing Emmylou Harris
and Dolly Parton out of the water." I ask if she appears on
the album. "No!" he snorts. "Would you want your mom
playing on your album?"
Country, reggae, blues — Harper lets them all orbit his
Weisenborn guitar ["the greatest sounding acoustic instrument in the world," he says) on Fight for Your Mind. He
even gets a string quartet to accompany him on 'Power of
the Gospel,' though he has only performed live with them
once. The album also covers a wide range of subjects, from
relationships ('By My Side') to the environment ('Excuse
Me Mr.') to political awareness ('People Lead'), but most
prominent of all is Harper's spirituality. It courses through
almost every track, and the album reaches its zenith with
the personal creed (and twelve-minute opus) 'God Fearing Man.'
Dicks on Dicks is not as spacious as this, but Ben Harper's show will be great nonetheless.
Somali bildungsroman offers a new perspective
Harper is reticent at first to discuss this aspect of his
music. "People who try to define their spirituality sometimes are annoying, 'cause the spirit is something you feel
and let guide you and humbly respect. It's not like something you can talk about and be interviewed about, it's
beyond any of that."
He continues nonetheless, his voice dropping to a conspiratorial whisper. TH tell you what, man. The spirit is
what guides my life, and I'm humbly on my knees in thanks
for guidance and direction every day. But God is not something to be preached, it's something to be lived, you know
what I mean?
'There's no room in my life for religion. Religion is separation and segregation of God. How can you segregate the
Almighty? Religion is man's greatest weakness. God would
have no part of religion today, not man's religion, no. I
just believe in everyone's right to believe in
peace, you dig? I just give thanks for being
born where I am, and one way you can praise
God in the highest is to share your blessings
"Business," he laughs, "just so it enables me to make music. And I love skateboarding." Harper doesn't see a clash
between the quieter spiritual concerns of his music and
the more mundane pressures of interviews and the like.
"It's just necessary to reach more people than I could otherwise, and it's also just doing good business. It's a part of
farming and nourishing the seed that's been planted. You're
helping that seed grow.
"I feel strongly about humanity and equality and unity
and the betterness of life on God's earth, and the way I
express that is through music. I know of no
other way to bring a positive vibration to
the earth but through songs. Music has
meant so much to me — I mean, it's
back to Bob and Jimi. They brought
so much betterness to my life, and
if I bring half as much goodness to
the earth as their music has, then
I've done a life's work."
Aman: The Story of a Somali Girl [Vintage]
by Teresa Yep
As a welcome diversion from the often stagnant and
meagre North American notions of culture, Aman: The
Story of a Somali Girl comes highly recommended as
an enlightening window into a 20th century girl's life
story in a corner of the globe about which most North
Americans know nothing.
It spares us the brick-to-the-head subtlety of The
Simpsons and the hollow splendour of mega-musicals
held in buildings bearing the names of American auto
This relief from cultural indigestion takes the form
of an autobiography that reads like a girl's version of
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn but with greater
emotional intensity and self-revelation.
This female Somali rendition of a bildungsroman
marks the development of Aman, a pseudonym meaning "trustworthy" in Arabic, from her life of pastoral
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nomadism to one of living by her wits on the streets of
Mogadishu, Somali's capital city, before fleeing for
Kenya after a military coup.
Her stubborn and bold determination to act independently often violates social mores and brings public ostracization upon herself and her family.
Her audacity surfaces in a forbidden, even
life-threatening, interracial romance
with an Italian boy, a rash marriage
of convenience to a middle-aged man
at age thirteen, and her subsequent attempts to escape it.
However, sometimes the sources of her crises also
become the courage and will needed for their resolution. For example, this same tough atitude initiates
the perilous escape to Kenya while in an advanced
stage of pregnancy. Like most girls who attempt to
defy and operate in a system with few opportunities
and advantages available to them, Aman's life of independence constitutes a series of obstacles in which
she has to sell her body for survival.
Still, Aman's picture of Somalia does not
correspond to the insipid, depressing pictures fed to us by the media. Aman's
candour and skills in storytelling in the Somali oral tradition make for rich and visceral descriptions of life with, all its ephemeral sparks of joy and monumental trag
edies. Some of the more pleasant occasions include the
enjoyment of rain, feasting and close familial bonds:
"Most of the time, we'd sing and talk. With the fire and
the smoke, the flies and mosquitoes go away... We're
just wild kids, in this beautiful place. We dance, we
have fun. That is my first memory."
Some of the less pleasant descriptions
include the ghastly pains of female
circumcision, rape, and giving birth.
While losing her virginity to a rapist,
she recollects hearing her "circumcision
rip open with a sound like the tearing of a
piece of cloth and feeling at the same time
the most awful pain." She expresses the emotional toil
of such a twofold violation in a culture where a woman's
virginity is her one valuable possession.
Important cultural details are further clarified by anthropologist Janice Boddy in the Afterword, which reads
like a textbook. She discusses salient issues such as
"the importance of family, especially lineage and clan
membership, in Somali society," the history and effects
of colonialism, the oral culture, and the politics of Somali cultural practices and gender codes.
Lastly, with Us simple diction and narrative flow, the
300 pages of Aman are not difficult to read. The significance of her story lies not only in its first-hand cultural information, but also in that it gives credence to a
perspective that is too often neglected.
with someone who needs it. That's a much
better prayer than time spent in church, I'll
tell you that much."
What does Harper do apart from music?
D,E HARD Mtu *
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 9.1995
Tuesday, January 9,1995
The Ubyssey sports
UVic Alumni win volleyball tournament
IZABELA RUDOL slams a spike over the hands of her taller opponents
in the final match against UVic Alumni.
Thursday, Jan 11
vs Victoria Vikes
War Memorial Gym
6:00pm (W), 7:45pm (M)
Field Hockey
UBC Indoor Tournament
Fri., Jan. 12 - Sun.,Jan 14
Osborne Gym
Fri.,Jan. 12 & Sat.,Jan. 13
vs Brandon Bobcats
Thunderird Arena, 7:30pm
(CiTR 101.9 FM Saturday)
Friday,Jan. 12
vs Winnipeg Wesmen
6:15pm (W), 8:00pm (M)
Saturday,Jan. 13
vs Winnipeg Wesmen
6:15pm (M), 8:00pm (W)
Monday, Jan. 15
vs Tsukuba University (Japan)
6:15pm (M), 8:00pm (W)
War Memorial Gym
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1995/96 Winter Session.
Eligible Applicants:
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who have demonstrated financial need.
Applications and information are available from the
Office of Awards and Financial Aid in Brock Hall on
weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Application deadline is February 1, 1996.
by Scott Hayward
Fatigue was a factor as the
women's volleyball team fell to a
team of wily veterans from
Vancouver Island this weekend.
The Birds varsity team placed
two entries in the seven team
tournament. The first string players lost to the UVic Alumni team
in the final while the UBC Club
team, which had the remainder
ofthe varsity players, came third.
Despite his disappointment at
losing a close match against UVic
Alumni, coach Doug Reimer was
happy with the competition, especially the nail-biting final.
"In terms of organizing this
thing prior to our league play, I'd
hoped we would get a couple of
matches like that," he said. "It's
hard to recreate that, we couldn't
get that in practice."
"I think one ofthe good things
was the play of the second group,
getting to play that much," he
said, noting that their third place
finish showed "the players that
don't play all the time what they
can do."
The UBC Club team won four
of six round robin matches
against club teams from the
Lower Mainland and Vancouver
Island, as well as beating the
UVic varsity team.
Jill Fougner, former national
team player who now coaches the
UVic varsity team, led the UVic
Alumni team to victory. She said
the team was mainly a mish-mash
of former UVic players and national team members. "It was nice
to play against UBC," she said.
"We haven't played a team at that
level for a while."
"I just think that we
broke down at the key
points towards the
end ofthe match."
—Tanya Pickerell
In the final, the undefeated
UVic Alumni led through most
of a close first game. UBC fended
off several game points before
succumbing to a 15-13 loss.
The Birds bounced back to a
15-12 win in a see-saw battle in
game two with strong performances from Tanya Pickerell and
Izabela Rudol.
The lead changed hands several times in game three and was
UBC won ugly against Port
Alberni Saturday afternoon. In
cold, rainy conditions both teams
had difficulty holding onto the
The game remained scoreless
until the last play, when Ian
Stewart kicked a penalty to give
UBC a 3-0 victory.
Men's Volleyball
UBC started and finished
well, but sagged in the middle
to finish with a 2-3 record at the
Mizumo Excalibur Tournament
at York University this weekend.
After beating last year's NCAA
finalists Penn State 3-0 in their
opening match, the T-Birds lost
3-1 to Waterloo and 3-0 to York.
Then they lost 3-0 to Toronto in
the consolation semi-finals, but
finished the tournament with a 3-
1 win over Waterloo.
The Birds were missing starting centre Jamie McKay who was
out with a sprained thumb. According to coach Dale Ohman,
McKay should be healthy
enough to play this weekend as
the Birds open the second half of
the regular season at home
against the Winnipeg Wesmen.
Following that series, the Birds
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tied 10-10, before a tired UBC
team lost its concentration and
started making unforced errors.
"I just think that we broke down
at the key points towards the end
of the match," Pickerell said.
"That really hurt us, but it was
close all the way."
She added that the Birds must
not let other teams get up on
them. "As soon as we lose one
point or the other team gets a side
out, we have to come right back
at them."
Izabela Rudol, who has spent
most of the season on the sidelines with ankle and shoulder injuries, had a very strong weekend
in areas outside her specialty. "I
do basically all the passing for services on the defence," she said.
"I'm just there to pick up a lot of
stuff, to make a lot of saves."
However Rudol was deadly at
the net this weekend, playing at
a height much taller than would
be expected of her 5'7" frame.
UBC is back in action at home
this weekend in a league games
against the Winnipeg Wesmen,
and will play an exhibition match
against Tsukuba University on
Monday night and 8:00 pm.
play an exhibition game against
a Japanese team from Tsukuba
University on Monday night.
The T-Birds kept their slim
playoff hopes alive by splitting a
series on the road against the
Regina Cougars.
UBC lost Friday's game 4-3,
but came back strong the next
night upsetting the East Division
leading Cougars 4-3 in overtime.
Winger Matt Sharrers scored the
game winner for UBC 42 seconds
into the extra frame.
UBC's record in Canada West
play now stands at 4-12-2 and the
T-Birds are currendy eight points
behind Lethbridge for the third
and final play-off spot in the Western Division.
The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 9,1995 sports
UBC splits weekend series with Lethbridge
by Wolf Depner
The T-Birds women's team
split a weekend series against the
Lethbridge Pronghorns as they
resumed their Canada West
Friday night, they struggled to
a 68-63 victory but lost 72-63 the
following night against a more ex-
perienced opponent with a
"refuse to die" attitude.
If Trixie Cruz and Lori Kemp
had not stepped up their play Friday night, the visitors, who were
1-5 in Canada West play prior to
the series, could have easily won
both games.
In Friday's game, UBC came
out with intensity and got off to a
quick start. They built up an early
14-4 lead with a successful
run-and-gun offence, while
Lethbridge could not handle
UBC's full court trap defence.
The Pronghorns created some
turnovers and setded down into
a patient half court offence.
The visitors scored easily on
the inside as 6'1" UBC centre
Kim Phipps sat on the bench for
the last four minutes of the half
after picking up three fouls.
Phipps, who was also hampered by a sore Achilles heel, did
not return until the 10:42 mark
of the second half. Her absence
was crucial as it allowed the
smaller Pronghorns to pound
away from the inside and the
Birds were flattered by their
34-28 lead at the intermission.
Lethbridge continued their
tough play throughout the entire
second half before Trixie Cruz
and Lori Kemp took matters into
their own hands. With 3:30 left
in the game and UBC hanging on
to a 59-55 lead, fourth-year guard
Cruz knocked down a crucial trey
to put the Birds up by seven.
She also converted three of
four free throws in the last minute
of play. Kemp, who led the team
in scoring with eighteen, pre
served the hard-earned victory by
hitting two critical free throws in
the last five seconds.
"We were outplayed, out-
hustled and I really don't know
why we won," admitted coach
Deb Huband, "We were lucky to
walk away from this game with a
However, that luck ran out on
Saturday. The Birds got off to
another hot start, but the
Pronghorns fought back to keep
the game close. UBC led 36-30
at the half.
The game's turning point came
early in the second half as UBC's
shooting went into a deep freeze.
The Birds scored only two field
goals in the first seven minutes
and were a dismal 28 percent
from the field in the half.
Meanwhile, the Pronghorns
were allowed to penetrate the
Birds' defence and shot a sizzling
52 percent from the field. As
Lethbridge closed the gap and
took the lead, panic set in and an
impatient UBC gambled on low
percentage shots.
With 4:50 left in the game, the
Pronghorns were ahead 61-51.
Led by Lori Kemp, who had thirteen points on the night, the Birds
briefly ignited War Memorial
Gym and cut the lead to just four
points with more than a minute
Unfortunately the rally came
too late as the more poised and
experienced visitors held off the
attack to win the game.
The 4-4 Birds will host the
league leading Victoria Vikes
Thursday night at home.
T-Birds slaughter Pronghorns
by Wolf Depner
UBC reduced the Lethbridge
Pronghorns to roadkill last weekend at War Memorial Gym.
The Pronghorns were 3-3 in
Canada West play going into the
two game weekend series against
the T-Birds. All indications were
that they were a viable opponent,
having beaten Victoria.
However, the Birds eliminated
that perception when they
outscored Lethbridge 194 to 140
over two nights to sweep the series and keep pace with Alberta
in first place with a 6-2 record in
Canada West play.
Lethbridge's nightmare started
Friday night as they got trounced
95-72. The T-Birds, buoyed by the
return of point guard Ken Morris
to the starting line-up, got off to a
slow and nervous start. They
missed several easy shots, were
guilty of early turnovers and fell
quickly behind 12-4 in the first
three minutes.
But the Birds gradually regained their composure, and
fought back to lead the
Pronghorns 47-37 at the half.
The T-Birds then showed killer
instinct as they opened the second half on a one minute 48 second long 9-2 point run that broke
the Pronghorns. They then
cruised to an easy victory, shooting 58 percent from the field and
running up the score.
Lethbridge tried to get back
into the game, but couldn't mount
any offence as their shooting went
ice-cold. A pathetic one of seventeen from outside the three
point line was representative of
their performance.
The key to the Birds' success
was strong play on the boards and
in the low post. Lethbridge's
6'10" starting centre Chris Orr
had to be benched fifteen minutes into the game after picking
up his fourth foul. Two ofthe fouls
were questionable. He fouled out
of the game midway through the
second half and finished the game
with only four points and ten rebounds.
Without Orr being any factor
whatsoever, the T-Birds out-rebounded Lethbridge 39-24 while
his UBC counterpart, Mark
Tinholt, led the T-Birds in scoring with 25 points and nine rebounds.
The Birds' impressive play
continued Saturday when they
hammered the Pronghorns
99-68. Unlike the previous night,
UBC started strong, but the
Pronghorns stayed close and with
five minutes left in the half,
trailed by just three points. But
an explosive 24-5 run by the
Birds gave UBC a 51-29 half-time
lead and quickly destroyed any
illusion of a competitive second
John Dumont led UBC with
eighteen points in just 26 minutes
of floor time. Ken Morris, Mark
Tinholt and Dave Buchanan all
scored in double-figures.
Fifth-year Barnaby Craddock
was the lone bright spot for
Lethbridge over the weekend.
His two game total of 54 points
led the Pronghorns.
"Friday night we played in
spurts, but [Saturday] we played
pretty well for 40 minutes," UBC
head coach Bruce Enns said.
UBC is back in action against
their arch-rival Victoria Vikings
and despite the two easy victories
over the weekend, the Birds will
not be overconfident going into
Thursday's game at War Memorial.
"Victoria is still one of the best
teams in the country and causes
us some real problems with their
size," Enns said. "But it should be
a really good game."
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The Ubyssey opinion
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AMS "joke slates'" shennanigans disgraceful
When this year's AMS elections committee
welcomed all the candidates after nominations
closed last Friday, almost half of those in
attendance might as well not have bothered to
show up.
The meeting revealed that students going to the
polls this year will find themselves forced to
choose between almost as many self-professed
"joke slates" as genuine platforms, along with a
smattering of independent candidates.
The unexpected appearance in this year's race
for the AMS executive was "Like We Care," a
joke slate comprised of well-known student
polticians. While it had been anticipated that
AMS hacks like Janice Boyle, Craig Bavis, Trevor
Presley, Patrick Lum and Michael Blackman
would be running for election (or re-election as
the case might be), not many people knew they
would be running as a hoax.
The Radical Beer Faction is the one joke slate
on campus that has almost become an electoral
institution, and even we wouldn't begrudge UBC
its version of the Rhino party.
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Rick Hunter lemonade love and Cynthia Yip hope was in the ait as Siobhan
Roantree levelled a welt-timed kick to Charlie Cho's exposed right side. Down, down
he fell into Scott Hayward's Pit of Ultimate Teresa Yip Justice. The fires of Peter X
Chattaway lit its rocky depths a sickly cyan.
Sarah O'Donnell passed judgement from her craggy pulpit; "1 find the defendant,
Alison Cole, guilty of the heinious crime of drinking from the magenta chalice of
Jenn Kuo." Instantly house torturer {and part-time clothier) Matt Thompson perked
up and searched the room for his cat-o* nine-tails.
Mike Kitchen, that denizen of destructive diatribes, was busily defending the
murderous Desiree Adib fromthe piercing prosecution of Chris Nuttali-Sirrith. "Your
story grows tiresome!" the annuatedJustice Ian Gunn belched, "Execute her, Douglas
Hadfieid!" .     .
Warden Stanley Tramp was in a tizzy. "Three drawings-and-quartings in one
day, this workload is simply daemonic!''
Irfan Dbatla, the esteemed executioner ofthe deep Andy Barham pit, was sipping
a cup ofJohn Bolton tea with the nefarious Jesse Getber.
Wolf Depner's ghost held a grim and fearful: vigil over the Fit of Justice.
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Copy Editor: Sarah O'Donnell
News Editor: Matt Thompson
Culture Editor: peter T. Chattaway
Sports Editor: Scott Hayward
Production Coordinator: Joe Clark
Like We Care, on the other hand, is the epitome
of student polticians who want one more kick at
the can, but don't want to admit it.
Running a joke campaign allows candidates the
opportunity to run without pressure. If they win,
they get the job, the ego boost, and the $16,000
salary that goes with it. If they lose, they can claim
they didn't want the job anyways. Nobody has to
put themselves on the line.
"Like we care" about student politicians who
once ran serious campaigns and now couldn't be
bothered to put in the time to come up with actual
ideas that would be beneficial to UBC students.
Simply because they have "outgrown" AMS
political life doesn't mean the joke candidates
should mock a process some people are just
beginning to get involved in.
Even people like Radical Beer Faction's
presidential candidate Blair McDonald, who is
just fooling around in this year's election, have
admitted that the number of joke slates is likely
to decrease an already poor voter turnout, which
traditionally hovers at around the ten percent
letters ^^"~~"
The meaning
of rape
Okay, boys, I tlrink it's time
to explain the meaning of
RAPE. It seems to me that
some of you still don't
understand the concept yet. By
definition, rape is forced sexual
intercourse with a woman. It is
also considered rape when a
girl is coerced into sex without
acutally giving verbal consent.
When a woman says, "No, I
don't want to have sex with
you," it means that she does not
want to have sex with you. It
does not mean yes and it does
not mean maybe. No means no!
I was walking across campus
last week and overheard a
group of guys discussing how
they would react if they were
being forced to have sex. "Yea
man, I would love to be raped,
man. It would be great to have
the woman on top. Cool." You
wouldn't believe the shock I felt
at hearing such an ignorant
statement. By definition rape is
not something one would
desire and it is not "cool." Rape
does not mean that one person
is on top and doing all the work.
Don't you guys get it? Women
feel violated, dirty, angry, hurt,
betrayed,   frustrated,   and
Last year's election included tangible issues and
real choices. The "Action Now" slate, for example,
ran on an activist platform and slate members
were elected to four of the five executive seats.
Far be it from us to criticize those who poke
fun at the AMS. (We do it all the time.) But it is a
very different thing indeed to make fools of the
students at UBC. Joke slates make a mockery of
the one chance UBC students have on a regular
basis to have a say in the system.
It is contradictory for someone to run for a
position they say they don't really want in the
first place. It is even more disgraceful when those
same candidates say they will take the job if
elected. If you don't really want the job in the
first place and don't have any good ideas, what's
the point in wasting students' time and money
(up to $100 per candidate) with posters and
Quite frankly, most of the student body
probably doesn't find the joke slates half as funny
as the joke slates find themselves.
cheated when they are forced
into sexual activity. How would
you guys feel if an unwanted
object was forced into sexual
activity. How would you guys
feel if an unwanted object was
forced into one of your body's
orifices? Women don't ask to be
raped and women aren't the
ones at fault. It is a man's
conscious decision to rape a
woman; to violate har and
control her.
I wish there was some way I
could teach men the fear a
woman feels when she is totally
and completely overpowered
by a male with his pants down.
Amanda Kobler
Arts 1
Single parent
poverty dilemma
The dilemma and the
poverty of the single parent,
it is difficult for me to begin
because my thoughts have
been taken over by
menopausal attacks.
Headaches, indecision and
sad feelings. Well that feeling
aside, I think that poverty
could be what I will write
I think the worst thing I
have experienced is loss of
dignity and disrespect for my
child and I.
Now the government of
B.C. has lessened the amount
of social assistance you
receive by fifty dollars.
I see their point of view, of
course, but if you can't find a
job, then what! Does your
child starve? As it is, you do.
I have always thought that
the elderly and the students
have it in the worst way.
But back to my dilemma.
What if you need a well
written resume and its cost is
over your budget. And so this
is what happens, no money
for clothes, or those things
(resume) that help you get
Finally, I think the second
worst thing is starvation and
nowhere to turn. As my child
So I have chosen school
with the loans and social
assistance. So can we create
jobs? I ask you, what is he
answer. Send me a letter.
Maybe if we put our heads
together, we can petition
together for the
Send it: Cookie M. Johl,
BSMT 6849 Cambie St.
Vancouver, B.C. V6P3H1.
What about the
humanist club?
Dear Friends,
Many of your readers must
often wonder what happens
after reading announcements
of particular events in
the newspaper. Regarding
"UBYSSEY" reports last
November on the new UBC
people attended the inaugural
meeting, including several
directors of the local branch
of the B.C. Humanist
Amidst the flow of coffee,
donuts, and fellowship, it was
decided to start the CLUB.
An organizational meeting
was held in December and an
executive board of students
was appointed to get things
up and running.
Members of the university
community interested
in atheism, humanism,
pragmatism, rationalism (and
other related "isms") should
watch campus billboards for
Yours sincerely,
Glenn M. Hardie
Secretary, BCHA
Photo Coordinator: Jenn Kuo
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Unity...a word we all strive to understand
For several minutes, silence
descended on the Assembly
as the youth present filed to the
front of the room, offering
participants a glimpse of the
future. "In this silence, can you
hear the fear, anger, confusion
and pain: the hope, joy,
knowledge and love. Do you hear
the silence? We do." It was in this
way that the youth addressed the
Sacred Assembly.
On December 6-9, 1995 the
first Sacred Assembly of our
country took place between
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal
peoples at the Palais des Congres
in Hull, Quebec. This gathering
of spiritual leaders, traditional
peoples, youth, elders and
political leaders was the vision of
Elijah Harper. Elijah feels that
"we, as Original inhabitants of
this land, have a creator
obligation and a greater
responsiblity to maintain the
unity of Canada because this is
letters continued.
our home and our land."
Throughout the four days, many
of us present found our place
within the shared spiritual beliefs
and helped to build the ground
work essential for spiritual
healing, reconciliation, restitution
and restoration. For myself,
finally understanding and finding
truth in trust and respect for all
peoples opened the doors for me
to embark on this journey. To
hear the churches apologize for
the "decades of abuses towards
aboriginal peoples" and
admitting that they were
"physical and psychological
punishments beyond any
Christian means of discipline"
enabled me to feel comfortable
in an environment that we share.
It is understandable that
aboriginal people, whose culture
has been destroyed by
governments and churches, carry
much scepticism about this vision
for unity. Ovide Mercredi said
Oiildish pranks in
the Bookstore
An open letter to the student who
decided, along with his friends, to play
a childish prank by staying in the
Bookstore after closing.
I just want to make you aware of the
consequences of your actions. I do not
know if you were charged by the police
or not. It may have been better if you
had been, you probably would not be
so stupid in the future.
Not only did you jeopardize the
security of the Bookstore, you almost
cost the job of a security patrolperson
and cost the university a considerable
amount of money investigating your
actions, due to the time lost
interviewing several patrolpersons and
the loss of two days' work for one of
them, when the department is already
stretched to the limit and has enough
work answering legitimate alarm calls.
Your actions have probably made at
least one woman in the Bookstore feel
a lot less comfortable working alone. I
wonder if you have ever thought about
that. You can probably be very thankful
that it was not the police who
investigated the alarms. They send
dogs in to find people hiding in the
buildings. I don't think you would find
that an amusing experience.
By the way, I did not put your name
on this letter, not to protect you - being
a student obviously provides ample
privilege - but to prevent you being a
"hero" amongst your fellow pranksters.
Frank Walsh
CUPE Local 116
that "the reconciliation is essential
amongst ourselves-and that
journey hasn't started." An Elder
emphasized that "reconciliation
begins at home with our
families." Many people spoke of
the importance of listening to our
youth and elders, the need for
sound leadership with sound
philosophies and encouraging the
dialogue to begin between
Aboriginal and non-Aboriginals
so that we can achieve a peaceful
resolution of differences between
all nations.
One of my beliefs was
affirmed with Elijah saying
that "we have the spiritual
authority in this
country to lead-
not just our own
nations, but also
the rest of
Canada. Within
our home we
have the authority to speak." I
agree with Gerald Morin,
President of the Metis National
Council when he states that "it is
time that the people take the
power." These, I believe, are the
sentiments of many ofthe people
in this country that we now call
Roman Catholic Bishop Remi
de Roo pointed out that "there
are a number of organizations
across Canada waiting to help
each other, and emphasized the
need to create global support to
counter the ideology of a global
market economy."
We, as the people that live
on Turtle Island, need to
take responsibility for the past
injustices and work toward the
Aboriginal Students' Rep
Canadian Federation of Students
reconciliation of all peoples. We
need to find the balance for all
life so that no element is suffering.
We need to protect the
environment that we live in so
that the future generations may
inherit the life they deserve. But
first, we must recognize that our
present system of governance was
not designed by and for the
people it represents. It was not
created with this ideology and for
obvious reasons it does not work.
As our national leaders are caught
in the imaginary figures of the
global economy, they justify
dismanding our social safety net,
they justify the destruction of
human life. This
is not the
mandate of
leadership. This
land is very
sacred, for it is
the only island in
the world that is
the home of four colours of
The Canadian government is
trying to reform an inappropriate
institution. The constitutional
veto (Bill C-110), passed third
reading in the House of
Commons on December 13,
1995; now it is up to the Senate
to decide the fate of this
resolution of the House. Why do
we not hear the responses from
the Aboriginal community on this
matter? Why does Native Affairs
Minister Ron Irwin brush aside
complaints in the House of
Commons that Aboriginal
peoples were excluded. I can
assure you that this is not because
we did not participate in this
issue. Both the Assembly of First
Nations and the Inuit Tapirisat
of Canada presented
submissions to the Standing
Committee on Justice and Legal
Affairs. Aboriginal leaders were
outraged at this feeble attempt
to strengthen unity among
Canadians by introducing an
Act respecting constitutional
matters that clearly excluded
the participation of Aboriginal
peoples and the Territories.
Furthermore, their intention
was to rush this through quickly
and quietly before opposition
accumulated. It is interesting to
note that the Bloc Quebecois,
the Reform Party and
Aboriginal peoples were all
fundamentally opposed to this
motion. Is this the opposition
that the Canadian Government
is trying to silence with their
expedient ways of dealing with
such matters? Politics aside,
who are the people in this
country, and more importantly,
who will be at the table when
discussions take place in 1997
regarding the Canadian
One must wonder if it is
possible to reform this
institution through the present
guidelines we must follow. Or
will reform happen out of
society's frustration? Many
people feel the shift in global
ideology approaching. Some
people call it a revolution,
others accept it as prophecy.
However we define it, there is
an underlying sense that our
world cannot continue as it is.
This is the common ground that
will unite us as peoples.
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Tuesday, January 9,1995
The Ubyssey
11 News
AMS seeks elusive quorum in upcoming refendum
by Alison Cole and Charlie
Getting UBC students to vote
in referenda has traditionally
been about as difficult as having
them submit to a voluntary root
canal. The AMS has spent
$4,000 in the hopes that next
week's vote will be different.
Referenda at UBC have a
history of failing to attract the
minimum ten percent of voters
required to approve the bylaw
changes recommended by the
Committee for Organizational
Review and Planning (CORP)
report, with November of 1994's
failed AMS Special General
Meeting being the most
spectacular example in a series
of unsuccessful referenda
attempts. The meeting, which
featured Celtic rockers Spirit of
the West in an attempt to boost
attendance, ended up costing
students an estimated grand total
of almost $100,000.
Am Johal, chair of the
Referendum Working Group
and AMS director of
administration, says next week
will be different.
"In this situation, it's been a
movement from the grassroots
up. We've actually gone out and
collected the signatures to get the
mandate to hold these
referenda...We collected 1700
signatures for CiTR, 1500
signatures for the child care
bursary fund."
The AMS has sent letters to
all students living in residence
and has distributed posters and
handbills to promote the
referendum. This week the AMS
also plans to distribute about
10,000 flyers on campus
outlining information on the
The referendum, which will be
held in conjunction with the
AMS executive elections next
week, consists of three questions.
Students will be asked to:
• pay an additional three dollars
a year for three years to establish
a childcare bursary fund
• to reallocate the current seven
dollar AMS athletic fee toward
external and university lobbying,
the WUSC (World University
Services Canada) Refugee Fund,
AMS Resource Groups and to
• and to pay a five dollar per year
fee levy to CiTR in support of
their financial autonomy.
"I hope students are willing to
pay what is essentially the price
of a pint of beer a year to ensure
the fundamental issue of
accessibility to education...at a
time when the government is
pulling out of education."
The ins and outs of the AMS elections
Borins, David (Independent); Boyle,
Janice (Like We Care); McDonald
Blair (Radical Beer Faction); Milne,
Scott (Agents For Change); Walker,
Scott (Students For Students)
Chui, Lica (Independent); Khan,
David (Agents For Change);
Manarin, Doug (Radical Beer
Faction); Popatia, Tawfiq (Students
For Students); Presley, Trevor (Like
We Care)
Director of Finance:
Cumming, Erin (Agents For
Change); Davies, Ryan (Students
For Students); Lum, Patrick (Like
We Care); Van Rhijn, Lyn (Radical
Beer Faction)
Director of
Bavis, Craig (Like We Care); Chen,
Jennie (Students For Students);
Kong, Henry (Radical Beer Faction)
Co-ordinator of
External Affairs:
Blackman, Michael (Like We Care);
Dunnett, Allison (Agents For
Change); Kok, Victor (Students For
Students); Wiggin, Matthew (Radical
Beer Faction)
Board of Governors:
Blackman, Michael; Ivanochko,
Tara; Lee, Cheng-Han; Pacradouni,
Bavis, Craig; Blakcman, Michael;
Boritz, James; Briggs, Anthony;
Curry, Thomas Michael; Gorman,
Christopher; Lum, Patrick; Murray,
Jason; Pacradouni, Vighen; Presley,
Trevor; Rodocker, Talman William;
Shu, David
Senate, Individual
Boritz, James (Graduate Studies;)
Chui, Lica (Medicine); Kan,
Valerie (Pharmaceutical Sciences);
(Dentistry); Ng, Carol Sok-Ching
(Pharmaceutical Sciences);
Pacradouni, Vighen (Graduate
Studies); Pang, Turen
(Pharmaceutical Sciences);
Rodocker, Talman William
(Graduate Studies)
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Johal said he isn't aware of any
student opposition towards the
referendum. Some students are
finding the fee reallocation
question a litde complicated, but
says, students have favorably
received the other two questions.
If the referendum does not
reach quorum, depending on the
percentage of the 'yes' vote
(probably if over 70 percent ofthe
votes are in favor ofthe questions,
according to Johal), the AMS will
most likely run the questions again
during next year's election.
A draw for a year's free tuition
will simultaneously be held at
voting booths this year. Johal
recognizes the concerns that
people may have about the draw,
but he said, "The one thing that
binds the membership of the
AMS together is that we all pay
tuition-we're all students."
In the last five years, only two
referenda have passed:
renovations for the Pit Pub and
the autonomy of The Ubyssey.
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for more details
Why does Neil Young appear on the AMS referendum campaign
posters? Johal says he was inspired by a dream he had in which the
AMS held a Special General Meeting featuring Neil Young in concert—
perhaps in a more successful version of last year's failed AMS Special
General Meeting, which featured Spirit of the West. "I thought since we
actually can't spend $100,000 on another SGM with a Neil Young
concert, we might as well have Neil Young there in spirit," Johal said.
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The Ubyssey
Tuesday, January 9, 1995


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