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The Ubyssey Oct 11, 1989

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 the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, Wednesday, October 11,1989
Vol 72, No 10
Fires anger UBC community
by Steve Conrad and Chung Wong
Slash burning at the Hampton development on the corner of
16th Avenue and Westbrook Mall
belched smoke and ashes as far
away as the Student Union Building all weekend.
Incensed residents of Acadia
housing, located next to the clear
cut, are petitioning to stop the
burning which has created health
problems and left their houses
covered in ashes.
"Ifs difficult to breathe," said
John Davies, a resident of Salmo
court. "You get a nauseating feeling after you breathe the ashes,
and your eyes also burn.
"There's a cloud of smolten
ash falling continuosly onto the
window—it gets on the car, the
furniture, and our clothes. The
Fire Department is the only place
having jurisdiction that we could
get a hold of, but all they can do is
keep a close watch."
Residents are complaining
over UBC Real Estate Corporation's failure to issue warnings of
the burning held on the site slated
for the Hampton Place develope-
ment. No official from the
UBCREC was available to receive
community concerns over the
weekend because of the holiday.
Smoke from the sight has also
been reported in the Kerrisdale
area around Dunbar and even as
far as Yew St. In terms of health,
elderly people and individuals
with lung or respiratory problems
have been affected most severely.
"My wife only has one working
lung," said the husband of Barbara Reeves. "Any smoke will not
do her good. And it's not doing me
a hell of a lot of good either. I'm
well over my seventies. Older
people just cannot take it."
"I've talked to the GVRD—
they're in charge of pollution in the
city, they don't like whaf s going on
at UBC but they have no jurisdiction," said Mr. Reeves.
Slash is the debris left on a
logged area after all the good saw
logs have been hauled away. In
B.C., slash is usually burnt rather
than transported from the logging
"The municipality wants it to
burn—the cost of taking it away is
hundreds of thousands of dollars,"
said a worker on site from AM PM
Land Clearing. "It's an inconvenience of course for a few days I
guess for local people. This unfortunately is the easiest and least
expensive way to do it."
"In   retrospect   I   think   we
should've notified the residents,"
said Mark Betteridge, president of
Two workers are kept on site
overnight to put out little fires
created by flying sparks from the
"You know I don't like it—but
there's no law against it," said
Zaheer Manki Waste Management officer in the Ministry of
Environment. "Most of the developers are conscientious. They try
to do it between 10 and 6 a.m.
when everybody's at least sleeping,"
"It is not a requirement, but
usually developers do notify
neighbouring residents if they are
going to slash burn."
According to Dirk Brinkman,
owner of Brinkman Reforestation,
the largest company of its kind in
Canada, that in Oregon where the
adverse effects of slash burning
have been studied extensively,
burning regulations are much
more stringent than in B.C.
"It's well documented that the
effects of slash burning are detrimental to human health," he said.
"It's prohibited to burn slash
in Oregon even when there are
just tiny villages miles from the
burning site. Slash burning is only
One of many slash piles at 16th & Westbrook burning 24 hrs/day.
permitted in favourable wind conditions and with light slash," said
Betteridge said the fire department gave the okay for the
burning over the weekend, but is
now skeptical over their decision.
"There was no concern Friday
morning—the wind was blowing
in the right direction (away from
residences)," said Betteridge. "The
fire chief was comfortable. They
told us it was OK."
Betteridge blames the unexpectedly moist slash and low
weekend temperatures for the
amount of smoke and ash coming
from the site. He hopes putting the
slash in pits will make it burn hot
enough to decrease emissions significantly when the UBCREC
continues burning this week.
Legalizing suites changes economy
by Mark Nielsen
Vancouver City Council's decision to legalize secondary suites
in two Kitsilano neighbourhoods
may lead to the end of affordable
student housing in the area, according to AMS coordinator of
external affairs Vanessa Geary.
Under the new zoning
granted by council last Thursday,
Geary said developers can now
replace existing homes with more
upscale duplex housing—the price
of which could force students out
onto the streets.
"There is no assurance that it
(the new zoning) is going to maintain affordable housing in this
area, and I think we should be
concerned," Geary said.
Council's decision came on the
heels of a lengthy five- hour public
hearing concerning secondary
suites in the Kitsilano and Kensington—Cedar Cottage areas.
Most of the public hearing was
devoted to the latter. Only three
speakers—Geary and NDP MLA
Darlene Marzari (Point Grey) included—made presentations concerning Kitsilano.
Both Geary and Marzari
asked council to defer the issue
and let it be included in the mandate of the recently launched Local Area Plan for Kitsilano.
"Defer it to the LAP and get
everybody out, including students," Geary said.
Council turned down the re
quest after staff said that in the
past secondary suites have been
too divisive for LAPs, and that it is
a city wide issue being dealt with
in other ways.
Geary was upset at the poor
turnout, and blamed council for
the lack of effort that was made to
raise resident's awareness of the
public hearing.
Ads giving notice ofthe public
hearing were placed in the legal
sections ofthe Vancouver Sun and
Province and in the Sunday edition ofthe Vancouver Courier that
"Putting two ads in the Sun
and the Province is not a proper
way to give notice of a public hearing," Geary said. "Considering
the amount of students
who live in Kitsilano, it
could have been advertised at UBC as well."
Both Geary and
Marzari said they didn't
know about the public
hearing until the day it
was to take place.
Geary also objected to the timing of an
opinion survey on secondary suites which was
held in the summer when
most students are elsewhere earning money for
the upcoming year and
thus unable to vote.
Because of the
survey results, secondary suites will not be
made legal in neighbourhood three, which is
in the south of Kitsilano
and is bordered by 16th
and 17th avenues in the
north, Trafalgar st.in the
east, 21st ave. in the
south and Quesnel dr.
and Gaiiano dr. in the south—after 65 per cent of those who voted
opposed the move.
Support for legalizing suites
in neighbourhood one - bordered
by Broadway in the north,
Macdonald in the west, 16th in the
south, and Dunbar, and Alma in
the east was 54 per cent.
And in neighbourhood two—
bordered by 12th Ave. in the north,
Vine and Arbutus in the east, 16th
Ave. in the south and Macdonald
St. in the west was 56 per cent.
Voter turnout ranged from 41
to 44 per cent over the three neighbourhoods.
Voters were asked to either
approve or oppose rezoning of
their respective neighbourhoods
from code RS-1 which only allows
one family dwelling to code RS-lS
which allows new and existing
houses to include a permanent
secondary suite.
The number of suites affected
in neighborhoods one and two is
estimated to be 1296, and 105
suites are believed to be affected in
neighbourhood three.
In voting to support rezoning,
mayor Gordon Campbell said tenants will be assured of safe and
secure units.
"Some people may not believe
it, but I do," he said.
However, alderman Jonathon
Baker said the health hazard in
secondary suites is not major and
that the city is now banked on a
course of increasing rental rates.
Instead of rezoning, council
could use legal precedent to close
down unsafe suites Baker said.
Baker said landlords looking
to improve suites to meet the standards set out by council under the
new zoning can expect to pay as
much as $6,000 in renovations.
City to
Students living in Kitsilano secondary suites may tie
forced out of their apartments
within the next year.
On the heels of a public
opinion survey conducted this
summer Vancouver city council opted last Thursday night
not to rezone and legalize secondary suites in the south
Kitsilano neighbourhood.
Of the 41 per cent who
voted, 65 per cent opposed rezoning, which was higher than
the two other Kitsilano neighbourhoods where 56 and 54 per
cent of those who voted were
not in favour.
As a result, the city will be
phasing out secondary suites
in south Kitsilano, bordered by
16th and 17th Ave. to the
north, Quesnel and Gaiiano
Dr. to the west, Trafalgar St. to
the east and 21st Ave. to the
The number of suites affected is estimated to be 105
As well, suites in the two
other neighborhoods which do
not meet safety standards will
also be phased out under city
The duration for which
secondary suites can remain
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October 11,1989 NEWS
Training program
lacks organization
by Joe Altwasser
Relief for sore muscles in the
UBC athletic and intramurals
department will have to wait until
January when a new athletic
trainer is hired.
The position opened after the
resignation of Georgina Grey at
the end of September.
The resignation has created
difficulties at both athletics and
intramurals because the head
athletic trainer had, according to
student trainer John Stevenson,
been the focal point ofthe training
"Georgina was outstanding.
Besides looking after up to 20
athletes a day she taught the
physical education 355 course
which is a necessity if you are
going to be a trainer," said Stevenson. "Also Georgina was the support system for the trainers. Now
the seven trainers are in a vacuum
and they have no support except
among themselves."
Stevenson said intramurals is
already facing difficulty in finding
trainers for events and athletics
will face a crunch next year when
up to five of the present seven
trainers graduate. Without the
355 course there will be no replacements.
Associate director of intramurals agreed the resignation of Grey
created a crisis situation for intramurals.
"We need trainers on site for
the contact sports events like
Logan Cycle, Soccer Bowl, and
Storm the Wall," she said.
For now, intramurals will rely
on the UBC emergency health
services, the fire department, and
the B.C. Sports Med clinic for
training services.
"It is a great concern for us as
we need them to cover our liabilities," said Webster.
Assistant director of athletics
Joanne Jones said the resignation,
"will put a damper on things," but
hopes it will have a positive effect
on the athletic department training service.
"We hope to set up a practicum system with rehab medicine. Georgina's resignation has
forced us to operate with other
departments on campus," said
Jones realizes the present
situation is only a band-aid solution but the athletic department
should have someone new in place
by January.
Barry Legh is now coordinating the training operation until a
replacement is found.
New sculpture on Engineering lawn
Engineers acquire art's sculpture
Quebec suffers measles outbreak
An epidemic of Red Measles
in Quebec has campus health officials stressing the importance
of immunization in order to minimize risk of the disease spreading to B.C.
Over 900 cases of Rubella,
more commonly known as Red
Measles, have been confirmed in
the Montreal vicinity since
Visitors to Quebec are advised to take proper vaccination
before entering the province.
Red Measles is easily transmitted through direct contact
with the infected and precaution
should be taken, said Dr. Janet
Anderson from the G.F, Strong
"When one gets older
measles become more serious,
usually affecting the reproductive systems of both males and
females, often resulting in sterility."
75% of those affected are between the ages of 20 to 30 years.
"Vaccination against Rubella is free and I hope that students who have not been vaccinated in childhood protect themselves from this disease," said
Margaret Johnson, headnurse of
Outreach Centre in University
by Steve Conrad
Several female urinals were
stolen from outside the Buchanan
building late last night.
The six plumbing fixtures,
entirely unsuited to any woman's
excretory needs, had a combined
value well in excess of $30.
The purloined porcelain eventually reappeared on the lawn of
the Engineering Undergraduate
Society Constituency office.
Owing to the fastbreaking
nature of this story, the EUS was
unavailable for comment as of
press time.
However, Alma Mater Society
arts   representative,   Donovan
Keuhn, who keeps somewhat later
hours than the EUS, was shocked
when approached by The Ubyssey
with news of this nocturnal
"Oh, it's awful," he said.
"I suspect it's some faction of
the Arts Undergraduate Society
trying to get revenge for Ken
Armstrong being painted green,
although I myself can not condone
such actions. Toilets are a valuable resource and not to be played
around with."
Keuhn expressed his moral
approbation for the perpetrators
of this thievery.
"It's unfortunate that the
porcelain was pinched from Arts. I
hope the RCMP catch the culprits," he said.
UBC Security reported no
complaints of wayward washroom
wares when contacted early this
morning, but said they would have
a security detachment investigate
the matter with due haste.
Workers from Plant Services
arrived on the scene and soon returned the errant urinals to their
rightful place— deep in the bowels
ofthe physical plant.
"A patrol reported toilets.
They're not—they're urinals,"
explained a spokesperson from
Plant services identifying himself
as No Concern CYours.
Sixties radical to speak at UBC
by Rick Hiebert
The woman who once said
George Bush was influenced by
Nazis and fascists will speak at
UBC this winter.
Radical American communist .Angela Davis will speak as
part of the AMS external affairs
lecture series on December 1.
In an October 1988 speech at
Dartmouth College in the United
States, she spoke to the students
on "Women, Race and Class".
In the speech, she said that a
George Bush presidential administration would result in "...four
more years of erosion of rights of
women and workers.
"The Bush campaign is literally saturated with right-wingers,
racists, fascists and Nazis."
Davis was invited to speak at
UBC by AMS coordinator of external affairs Vanessa Geary. Davis
often speaks on college campuses
across the United States.
In the Dartmouth speech,
Davis said that the feminist movement was made up of "women,
some women, some white women"
who often acted out of "a posture of
pity." She added that "a new political party" that could "kick out the
Republicans and Democrats alike"
would be necessary to address the
concerns of women, labour, gay,
disabled and youth groups effectively.
"I have held this opinion for a
great long time—that the socioeconomic system of capitalism is
going to have to be abolished if we
want to kill the roots of oppression," she said, "I've become increasingly convinced that this is
what we must do."
Angela Davis was one of the
most famous radical activists of
the '60s. In 1970, she was tried on
the charge of giving a convict a gun
with which he shot and killed a
judge. She has also appeared on
the Federal Bureau of Investigation's "ten most wanted fugitives"
In 1979, Davis was awarded
the Lenin Peace Prize by the
USSR. Also, she was the vice-
presidential candidate of the
Communist party of the USA in
the 1980 and 1984 elections.
Davis currently teaches
women's and ethnic studies at San
Francisco State University.
Geary said the idea to bring
Davis to speak at UBC was suggested by Coreen Douglas of Will-
Do Productions.
"A woman from Will-Do Productions approached me about
having Angela Davis to speak out
at UBC and I thought it would fit
in perfectly with my series," said
The AMS, Will-Do Productions and the National Congress of
Black Women are sponsoring the
"Angela Davis is a civil rights
activist from the U.S... I don't
think that she's someone students
will be aware of but their parents
sure would be. She was quite well
known in the '60's and she was
quite a radical," said Geary.
"I've never read any books by
her," she added, "Davis was associated with the Black Panthers and
stufflike that."
Geary is excited about the
planned Davis visit as part of her
speakers program, which she said
would "provide a service to students in the form of different lectures on several issues.
"The initial thought was that
it would have a social and ecological focus to it and my initial ideas
were things like sustainable development, women's issues, race
relations on campus, environmental issues, that sort of thing."
Other speakers for this term
include representatives of the
Gitsan-Wet'Suwet'en band speaking on their land claim, the Western Wilderness Committee on
B.C. Forestry practices and Carmanah valley and local recycling
expert Andrea Miller.
Feds fund forestry building
by Dale Fallon
Two new buildings at
present are going up on campus are largely products of
the Western Economic Diversification Corporation
The larger one, whose
shell is currently rising up
near Thunderbird Stadium,
will be the new home of
Forintek Canada Corp. The
Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada
(FERIC) is moving into an
adjacent smaller home next
The $30 million project
will be primarily funded by
two levels of government:
$13.5 million from each of
Victoria and Ottawa.
Eventually, 136 people
will work in the 105,000
square foot research facility,
along with about sixty in
FERIC's smaller office building. Parking for employees
will be totally contained on
the site which has been
leased from UBC for 99
According to Forintek's
development manager,
Grant Betz, "Research facilities tend to be one of a kind."
This building will be no exception as it's to be constructed almost entirely of
wood, using technology primarily developed by the institute itself.
According to Betz, lumber industry companies are
actively seeking ways to
encourage the use of wood in
buildings which are now
made of concrete and steel.
"We'd be in trouble down the
road," he said, "if we were
only counting on single family housing for our products."
Forintek, which is currently located just south of
the Place Vanier residence,
was set up by the federal
government during World
War II to look into airplane
fuselage materials. It was
privatized in 1979, and is
now co-funded by Ottawa,
five provinces, as well as
about 140 Canadian lumber
industry companies.
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Information Presentation
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or elsewhere in the fall of 1990, come to an information
presentation hosted by Dick Rennie, Admissions Officer and
Assistant to the Dean of Law at the University of Victoria.
1990 Admissions packages and LSAT Applications will be
Brock Hall 106
Thursday, 12 October, 1989
at 10:45 a.m.
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Forest problems discussed
by Esther Besel
A lack of professional forest
managenment has led to the
world-wide destruction of forest
resources according to one of Australia's pre-eminent ecologists.
"I believe that not all foresters
have come to accept the necessity
for the same professional approach
to the management of non-wood
resources," said Dr Bryant
Richards, a forestry and science
consultant in New South Wales,
during a lecture at the Macmillan
building last Thursday.
His lecture, titled "Sustainable Development in Forestry:
Ecological Perspective" covered
the impact of logging on natural
forest environments.
Richards said underdeveloped
countries should not be blamed for
poor forest management.
"We can't point the finger at
the third-world countries," he said.
"I think there are examples in so-
called developed countries as well
as underdeveloped countries."
As for the worldwide destruction of forest resources, Richards
said problems of forest destruction
are not caused by forest cutting.
"Only a few places are being
destroyed by logging. Most are
destroyed by agriculture," he said.
He said people in third world
countries cut forests down to grow
crops because they are starving.
"Rural poverty is the main cause of
forest destruction, not logging."
Richards stressed the importance of forest conservation.
"Both economic development
and environmental protection
must be given equal consideration." he said. "There are two sides
to the conservational co—utilization and preservation."
Richards also said that laws
appear to provide adequate protection for forest resources, but
that there is often a difference
between theory and practice. He
stressed the importance of forest
"Both economic development
and environmental protection
must be given equal consideration." he said. "There are two sides
to the conservational coin—utilization and preservation."
Richards also said that laws
appear to provide adequate protection for forest resources, but
that there is often a difference
between theory and practice.
One of the main problems in
forest management today is the
lack of professional forest managers, whose expertise is greatly
Richards said that there is
evidence of political influence in
forest management. "The goals of
national economic policy in the
western democracies are full employment, a positive growth in
gross domestic product, and low
Richards, an honorary fellow
in the department of ecosystem
management at the University of
New England spoke to an audience of 150.
"I have been concerned with
the role of micro-organisms in
ecosystems for the greater part of
my career." said Richards.
Richards said that we can
learn the most about nature
through the study of microscopic
"A single handful of soil will
contain more bacteria and microbes than there are people on
this planet." he said.
Richards stressed that these
microbes and bacteria are important to the ecosystem because they
mediate ecological processes.
Richards said that many nutrients are lost from the ecological
system through leaching. "We will
be increasing dependence (for
nutrients) from atmospheric
He said that because of leaching in some tropical areas, the
ecosystem may be entirely dependant on the atmosphere for nutrients.
Richards said that for conservation to be totally successful, we
must know how much nutrients
are presentin both the soil and the
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- homes with three or more
additional units have one year,
and those with two additional
units have two years before they're
considered illegal.
- those with no onsite parking
have two years, and those with one
onsite parking spot have four
years grace.
- suites with ceilings under
6'4" (193 cm.) have one year, those
with ceilings at 6'4" have two
years, those under 6'8" (203 cm.)
have four years, those under 6'10"
(208 cm.) have seven years and
those 6'10" or over have ten years.
Council also decided to use a
different process for the rezoning
of the Cedar Cottage and Riley
Park neighbourhoods in Kensington. Point Grey will be considered
A public information meeting
is set for November 14 at Lord
Byng High School.
Other areas council is still to
look at include Hastings/Sunrise,
South Cambie/West Riley, Ren-
frew/Collingwood, and Fraser-
Were still singing the same tune.
But now we're performing on a bigger stage.
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Skid & Mojo:
Cookin' up
a McStorm
by Greg Davis
AWRIGHT! Them two gone
daddies Mojo Nixon and
Skid Roper stirred the crowd into
a gin-guzzlin' frenzy at the Town
Pump last Friday. Mojo was
hootin' and hollerin' through his
classic numbers while Skid
played the washboard something
Opening the show was a
band called Evan Johns and the
H-Bombs. They blasted things off
with their hard-nosed blues rock.
The fallout from their music got
the crowd kickin' and in a Mojo
mood. Geronimo!
The joint was packed like a
skillet full of
hog sausage, everybody lapping
up finger lickin' tunes like "She
Put The Louisiana Liplock On
My Love Porkchop," dedicated to
Tammy Faye Bakker.
The duo played a list of their
best-loved favourites (stand by to
order), including the anti-drug
test declaration "I Ain't Gonna
Piss in No Jar", "Mushroom Maniac," as well as the HIT, "Elvis
Is Everywhere."
"Everyone has some Elvis in
them, except for Vancouver's
own Michael J. Fox. Michael J.
Fox has NO Elvis in him. He's
the anti-Elvis."
Mojo demonstrated his eloquent rapport with the crowd.
"Don't touch
the lights. If we
want a light
show well
do a stupid
Bon Jovi
song," he
barked at
Mojo Nix'x CiTR
"You mother fuckers wanna
go wild, go wild left, right, or
backwards, but not on the fuckin'
stage, otherwise we can't play,"
he yelled at the thrashing
dancers crashing into his
Many secrets were revealed
that night. We found out that
Vander Zalm is really Zamphir,
master ofthe pan flute. The song
"Gonna Eat Them Words," was
dedicated to him.
Mojo also sang a great rendition of his ode to his pop star
sweetie in "Debbie Gibson Is
Pregnant With My Two Headed
Love Child," a real nasty number
from their latest album entitled
Root Hog or Die.
The musicians cooked up a
succotash of sarcastic wit, lewd
comments, and street savvy in
their rambling, obnoxious songs.
The songs reflect the pop culture,
working class ethic, and rural
roots of down home America.
Songs like "I Met Jesus at
McDonald's at Midnight" and
"Burn Down the Malls," cry out
against the plastic, corporate
uniformity that is swallowing up
the REAL America.
The real America is where
you get your burger from a
greasy spoon or a diner run by
an old Greek guy, not in some
sterile chain where they give you
a shrivelled up little thing in a
styrofoam carton.
Skid and Mojo are two unrelenting pioneer-spirited pariahs
who are not gonna let the real
America go down without a fight.
If their show at the Pump was
any indication, they're gonna
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spreadin' their hip gospel to
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Neurology and
opera don't mix
by Otto Lim
What do Velveeta Cheese
and Pat Boone have in
common? Not much. But then
again, stranger things have
happened. Take, for instance, the
relationship between neurological medicine and opera in the
Vancouver New Music's production of The Man Who Mistook
His Wife for a Hat.
The Man Who Mistook hid
Wife for a Hat
Vancouver East Cultural
October 13-14
It is an hour-long chamber
opera based on case studies done
by an American neurologist, Oliver Sacks, who examined individuals suffering from perceptual
and neurological disorders.
Dr.P is a musician suffering
from visual agnosia or "mental
blindness." He is lost in a world
of visualization where he sees
but does not see. He has trouble
distinguishing what a rose and a
glove are. Dr.P can live and see
only through his music.
The problem with this production is its reliance on the
visual, which detracts from the
drama on stage. An example of
this is the projection of Dr.Ps
mental cognition on two large
screens. City landscapes, fire
hydrant, felt-brimmed hat, and
hues of pink and blue,
but it takes away from
the performances
on stage.
I found
that the
music carried
the drama of
Dr.P more effectively than
the actual performance, and
becomes the
focal point rather than the
acting. I felt I viewed the drama
of the opera through the musical
rather than the theatrical
performances which lacked development of character—I
wanted to see the relationship
between Dr.P and Mrs.P embellished.
The vitality of an opera rests
upon its music—the human
drama of life rhapsodized
through the beauty of the human
voice. Anything that is performed visually serves only to
supplement the voice. Anguish
and joy can be expressed more
emotionally through the voice
than through actions.
The whole production is
minimalist—in style, score, and
setting. The stage is adorned by
only a television set, sofa, and
dining table and overlaid by
geometric metal-framed squares.
The orchestra was also
minimal, consisting of only
violin, cello, harp, viola, and
piano, under the tight direction
of Owen Underhill. Lighting was
effective, giving Dr.P alternate
spotlight and silhouette, understating his turmoil between the
shadows of his abstractions and
the searing blindness of reality.
Gary Dahl (baritone), as
Dr.P, with his aristocratic grey
hair and chiselled appearance,
gives a magnetic performance
both in terms of voice and presence. However.Iraina Neufeld
(soprano), as Mrs.P, is never
allowed more than the role
of a sympathetic wife.
Dr.S, played by Edd
Wright (tenor), is
the clinician
treating Dr.P .
The Man Who
Mistook His Wife
for a Hat is currently playing at
the Vancouver
East Cultural
Centre October 13-
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Cold Comfort leaves a chill
by Sylvie Peltier
Take the Prairies at their emptiest. Add an unbalanced tow
truck driver, his eighteen year old daughter, and a smooth
talking travelling salesman. Stir in a blizzard, and you get Cold
Comfort, a black comedy directed and beautifully shot by Vic Sarin.
Cold Comfort,
Limited Release
Havingfound Stephen, a salesman played by
Paul Gross, in a ditch during the storm,
Floyd (Maury Chaykin) tows him out and
brings him to his daughter (Margaret Lan-
grick) as a birthday present. Dolores is
delighted with her present but Floyd becomes jealous of the attention she ladens on
the salesman.
Floyd wants the salesman to be the
birthday puppy he gave his daughter, and
not the prince charming she hopes will take
her away from the abandoned service station they call home. Caught between love
and desire for his daughter, Floyd enters a
contest with Stephen over her heart. Seeing himself lose, he treats Stephen more
and more like a dog.
Maury Chaykin, a large man with a
voice as soft as he is large, saw Jim
Gerrard's play Cold Comfort 12 years
ago, and loved it. "The play was very
funny" says Chaykin, "but when I
_was given the screenplay for it, it
_had lost all of its humour. They
had done it thriller style. And
I thought it was terrible."
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Maury Chaykin points gun at Stephen the salesman.
Four re-writes later, most of
the humour was back, but two
more re-writes later it had lost all
humour again. So Chaykin decided to bring back the humour
through his acting. Something he
does very successfully.
Chaykin hasn't spent much
time thinking about the message
of Cold Comfort. He couldn't tell
you whether it is a film about loneliness or normality, although he
would find the idea interesting
and worthwhile to consider.
He will tell you, however, that
it was Floyd's inner contradictions
and ambiguities that attracted
him most to the part. "I find it very
interesting that he doesn't have a
single motivation for his actions.
We're all like that, we all have
contradictory reasons for doing
what we do."
Because Floyd oozes with violence and incestuous desires,
many would see him as crazy—but
not Maury Chaykin. "A lot of
people think that he's crazy, but I
don't think so. Floyd only sees the
world in a narrow way."
A way that is justified, he
says, by the environment in which
he lives.    A dog-eat-dog world
where the winters are harsh and
sustenance difficult to find. Floyd
checks out the ditches with his
towtruck like he checks his traps
in the woods, keeping his eyes
open for a good catch. Here a
abbit, there a truckload of
ozen crab.
If normality is only relative to our environment
and one's ability to adapt
to   it,   then   Chaykin's
Floyd is a winner, and
perhaps the most normal
person   for   miles.   If
Chaykin's  right,  better
watch out for that tow-
truck   driver   next   time
your car gets stuck in a
Cold Comfort should be
back in Vancouver later
this fall.    In the meanwhile, Chaykin can also
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at fault
Dear Kurt Preinsperg,
You so eloquently told us all
about what a drag women are
because we are "always looking for
a commitment." So now please
allow me to tell you about men who
demand "every-hour-accounted-
for relationships."
There are men so jealous they
do not allow their companions to
have any social life. There are men
wanting sole possession of a female - to beat and abuse at their
For women in abusive relationships, freedom does not mean
the ability "to pursue the promptings of their polymorphous attractions ... to the stage of consummation." These women do not want to
cheat on their partners, they
merely want the freedom to
regain their sanity, self-respect and stop fearing for
their lives.
Women may con men
into making a commitment
by sexual ploys.   But men
force women into relationships   by   slamming   their
heads into concrete and threatening to kill them if they ever told
anyone.   Women are so cruel to
Yes, there is "a genre of books
to teach women how to coax and
shame men into making commitments." I agree with you that
these books are garbage. I suggest
replacing these guides with books
to teach men how to stop physically and sexually abusing
women. How does that sound to
As a woman, I am angry at
your rhetoric of cliches. If I was to
write an article that began, "a
male friend told me some time ago,
'the only thing men want from
women is a nice body. If I told you
I like you for your intelligence, it's
only because you have a great
ass,'" I would hope you would rise
to defend that not all men are a
bundle of walking hormones.
You do recognize, (the exceptions, you call them) that there are
women who do not exist primarily
to shackle men into relationships.
These women however, have
much higher standards in choosing men than the possessive female you seem to encounter.
Maybe you should examine why
you don't seem to encounter confident, independent women.
Carol Hui
Ubyssey Staff
Be one with the
universe, Kurt
To Kurt Preinsperg and anyone
else who cares to listen:
R0aders comment
on Dr. Kurt
I... uh ... have a few problems
with your characterisations of
men and women and commitment
most recently brought to light by
your lengthy diatribe on the subject in October 6'th's edition of this
paper. To summarize, it appears
that you see commitment as "surrendering permanent monopoly
rights over a large part of oneself
(and especially one's sexuality)".
Furthermore, you pin a gender
relation to this: women want it;
men don't. Well, big guy, I feel
obliged to present a different view.
Commitment is a loaded
word. When things haven't
worked in my relationships, I have
often blamed the evil spectre of
commitment differential.    I sel
dom actually thought about it. In
a love relationship, it seems an
essential scapegoat. So, a while
back, after much philosophising
and tears, it seemed for me an
appropriate time to define "commitment". I can, after all, make it
whatever I want. I tried the following: Commitment is the desire
and responsibility to solve or
ameliorate problems, frictions,
tensions and troubles, large and
small, in a relationship, as opposed to calling it quits and bolting
or succumbing to fear. Keep in
mind that a solution can include
ending. It embodies the desire to
live life to the lees, to resist stagnation and boredom. Commitment
can thus have nothing to do with
surrender, permanence, rights
and sex. Its domain is simply the
connection of one person with
another and it is located entirely
in the present. I've found
this works. I recommend it.
You seem to blame commitment problems (which
can be any problems) on
women who demand so
much from men who ask so
little. But do you actually
know any men like the
archetypes you describe?
Or women? Do baby-making urges
wreck your love-life? To enclose
commitment problems in the semantic space of women's maternity complexes, incapability of
understanding your wandering
eye and desire for powerful and
moneyed men is in a word, totally
utterly absurd. (Ok, three words.)
How can you look at society and
conclude that men are the victims
of women's psychoses? The world
doesn't have to be seen this way.
The process of relationship doesn't
have to be one of victimization.
Love can be giving freely. Commitment can be a good vision.
Write your own definitions, Kurt,
and love comes easy.
Janie4, and Antoine 51/2,
with rotary 4 valve
double French horn.
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October 11,1989 LETTERS
Kurt Preinsperg's article in
Ubyssey's Friday edition, Perspective, set me to musing, and I'd like
to respond. He was considering
the issues of committment, intimacy, and the stress placed on
relationships by women's instincts towards "nest-building".
To begin with, it seems to be that
men display an equally strong
instinct towards satisfying their
sex drives and exploring their virility as women's instinct towards
satisfying their sex drives and
experiencing motherhood.
However, these drives result
in a situation that I'd like to draw
to the attention of your readership. Most of us expect to live a
good long life which can now reasonably extend to eighty years -
give or take a few. I think it is also
safe to assume that most of us
expect to have children. So, let's
imagine a pair of young adults, of
the age of twenty -approximately -
starting a family of two kids.
When these two children reach the
age of twenty, let's imagine their
finding a mate and having two
kids, each. Suppose these children
also come of age and also have two
kids. When these children come of
age at twenty, the original couple
would be eighty, their children,
sixty, their children, forty, and
their children ready to have children of their own. Where once
there had been two, there woul d be
eight, and they would all be in
need of food and shelter, but the
planet, in the meanwhile, would
not have expanded but dwindled
in available space and resources
per capita.
Admittedly, my numbers
were simplified, but for simplicity's sake they cover the vast run of
humanity. I also concede that not
everyone will live to eighty nor
have children. But, many do enjoy
long life, and many have more
than two kids. It must also be
conceded that we in the First
World expect more than basic rations. We expect cars and appliances - hence the auto-industry,
highways, oil-drilling, and the
damming of rivers for hydro-electric power. We also expect a certain
standard of living which includes
meaningful employment attended
by a compensory financial reward -
hence the felling of trees and pushing around of paper. Our needs
seem never ending, yet this may
not be necessarily due to increasing expectations so much as to increasing numbers demanding the
same goods.
How long do you think this can
go on ? What kind of world are we
inviting these anxiously awaited
children to share with us? For, if a
couple has a right to have children,
surely, once born, they have an
equal right to live their natural
span of life. This is how the population increases exponentially
while the planet, itself, is reduced.
Perhaps we plan on letting
nature take its course, and trust in
those great decimators, war, disease, and famine. The survivors
can then debate on the relative
merits and demerits of the Powers
that Be. Perhaps like Nero, we can
fiddle around while the earth
burns, or like Hamlet, waste ourselves wondering whether or not to
It is my belief that we are going
to have to reconsider what is natural and right, what we are responsible and commited to as a species
as well as individuals, whether we
can any longer suffer unbridled
sexuality and acquisitiveness,
what it means to love children - all
children, not just our own - and
finally, what it takes to be an intimate and compassionate adult.
While you deliberate on my words,
I would ask you to consider the
million and more children who now
cry out for food and comfort, and I
further suggest that you address
any responses to those wretched
mothers who must hold these
babes in their arms until they are
R. McLeod
Arts 4
Behave yourself
This is another year at UBC,
and again the Patrol welcomes the
new students, and requests that
our few simple rules be obeyed, so
we can all live another year. We
sincerely hope you graduate, and
be of benefit to yourselves and our
Now, for the irresponsible one
percent of you who couldn't graduate from a garbage can -Greeting!.
The UBC buildings, which include
the Greenhouses, cost a fortune,
and money hasn't been too plenty
around here lately. Ripping out
trees, smashing glass and defacing hard earned classrooms and
buildings is not funny. The money
comes right out of your parents
Laugh this off- you are going
to get caught.
In spite of what you hear,
there isn't much sympathy for
some idiot who wanders around
the campus with a lung full of pot
or a gut full of alcohol. There isn't
any sympathy for a Vandal. Slopping up is no excuse for wanton
vandalism, you damage yourselves and others.
If you can't hold your Booze,
Don't drink it.
I refer to a typical example-
"Name Withheld" Arts 2, 6 Oct
1989. Cry Me a River! There are
many students here who can't afford a bicycle to get to UBC, and a
few who wonder if their shoes will
hold out another year. Your class
doesn't start until 10:30 A.M.
Well, get off your duff a little earlier and take the bus. Most of our
students do, and their classes
start earlier than yours. You predict damage to the students "B"
lots ifyou can't find a parking spot-
BRILLIANT.! I think my point is
made, welcome to the One Percent.
Wayne Kieler
Parking &
Security Dept.
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October 11,1989
THE UBYSSEY/9 Top 10 hit list
SPY magazine has As special top 100 list of obnoxious people, places, and
things. We, with our scaled down ambitions and egos, do not expect to
match Graydon C. Carter for such a lengthy list, but certainly there are a few
Hems B.C. which should be noted as generally...OBNOXIOUS.
1.) Slash-burners at Hampton Place—The fact the bloody place is being
built is crime enough when students are facing steeper rents or longer bus-
rides (if they want to go to UBC). The developers' tactics used in getting the
project off the ground were truly of the hardball variety one might find in the
big city. No not Vancouver. Disinformation, lack of consultation, disruption
of native claims, and now the list grows even longer. The slick operators at
UBC Real Estate Corporation decided once again to capitalize on a holiday
weekend to hopefully carry out their misdeeds in secret. Yeah, well Mr.
Betteridge or whoever you are the front-guy for, it didn't work judging from
themushroomsizeclouds hanging over Acadia-Fairview. We hope the stink
of the smoke sticks and the heat from the fire turns up a notch and you begin
to sweat.
Inherent repulsiveness 9
The Ubyssey score:    298
2.) Student Recreation Centre—Another obnoxious development, whoops
redundant, which would have difficulty winning any straw poll outside ofthe
AMS boardrooms is the rather benign sounding SRC. Another masterful
game of development sleazy has almost assured that the building will be
constructed, unless of course their is another student petition to halt the
spread of building schlock on campus.
Inherent repulsiveness 8
The Ubyssey score:    244
3.) Diamond Dave Strangway—Thanks for all your efforts to make this
campus just a little more mmm, practical. There were too many nonproductive types (read Arts students) here, most of who could never
compete in the burgeoning global economic conspiracy, pardon me markets. Oh yes and thanks for pushing for higher education costs and interior
Universities. This double whammo rids the campus of those undesirables
from such notable communities as Kamloops, Vavenby, and Dawson
Creek. We have no need for those poorly dressed slobs who usually only
aspire to become educators.
Inherent repulsiveness 9
The Ubyssey score     665
4.) Peter Brown—Too many trees would have to be cut-down to provide
paper to compile the list of alleged misdeeds this symbol of educational
enlightenment has survived. We are environmentalists.
Inherent repulsiveness 10
The Ubyssey score     666
5.) the Vancouver sun—The the in The Ubyssey is capitalised. This may
have been caught if there were any Ubyssey grads working there, (or is H
UBC grads) Too many Carleton and Langara formula writers. They also
publish Bil Keane's comic "The Family Circus" which has been known to
induce vomiting even when Tortellini's fails. Owned by a large monopoly.
Sister paper is the province.
Inherent repulsiveness 6
The Ubyssey Score     222
October 11,1989
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It was a happy domestic see ne. Itwas (almost) Rick's birthday and he, along with
Mom, Doug, Rags and Poncho (the vomiter) had just eaten a lovely turkey dinner (urp)
and were settling downto improve their mind by watching Laura Hanson defend hertruck
and tractor puH championship on TSN.
"Shhh," said Franka, Baroness Cordua-von Specht to Joe Serf Altwasser and the
other Ubyssey staffers who had snuck up to Triple Creek Estates in Steve Conrad's
station wagon to siprise Rick with birthday greetings and a few well placed phosphorous grenades. Myron Neville, Sheena Scott, Christian Raupach arid May Wong were
cuningthebarbedwirearoundthe mobile ho me park when lanWallace and Esther Besel
took a wrong step and stepped on the land mines, setting off Doug's park security system,
"Aaah, get the intruders," Doug yelled at Rags and Poncho, who ran outside and
cuddled up to Hai Le and Yukie Kurahashi. Poncho jumped up and knocked Yukie over,
which made Sylie Pettier laugh. However Jason Glynos, Rebecca Bishop, and Reebye
Rajiv weren't laughing when Rick's mom started force feeding them the infamous apple
pie, saying "Eat, eat, you're too thin."
Martin Chester, Dale Fallon and Ono Lim had been already shot in the crossfire
when Effie Pow and Nad Swerdna (turnabout is fair play) had returned Doug's fire. Omar
Diaz, and Greg Davis (Mark Nielsen was in Sechelt doing an undercover investigation
into Dave's whoopie making) were hiding in the treatment plant when Keith Leung and
John "the Usurper" ran up to them carrying the golden remains of Rick's turkey, "We
liberated the turkey from carnivore exploitation," they cried.
However, their grip was unsure and the turkey fell into the murky brown, smelly
depths of the treatment plant Mutated by the chemicals within, the turkey began to
mutate and grow...,to a height of 1000 feetl
"Revenge, Revenge!" cried the transmogrified turkey who picked up Chung
Wong and ate him like a drumstick. Katherine Monk did the first thing that came to mind
and started filming the turkey as it marched around the park, destroying mobile homes.
"Save us Rockin' Ricky," cried Michael Booth and Victor Wong as Ernest Stelzer and
Theodore Aussem cried "It's not in our job descriptions. We're already on overtime as
Nadene Rehnby was watching the battle, walking backwards in the treatment
plant (a no no), when suddenly she fell in. The Ubyssey staffers were transfixed as
moments later a 1000 foot Nadene began punching the giant turkey into kisensibiky.
"Yaaay," cried the staffers as the turkey soon lay dead at Nadene's size BOO feet.
Thanks guys," said Nadene, "Now if only I could be reduced to my normal size."
"Hmmmm," said Doug, That'll take some thought. I'll give it a shot after Roller-
games is over..."
Joe Altwasser • Franka Cordua-von Specht
Chung Wong
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1. No 2. No 3.
Yeah, we made
up this letter
Homecoming parade
1. Engineering
2. Athletics
3. Agriculture
Why, in the Sept. 29
issue of The Ubyssey do you
have not one but two pictures of Science floats in the
parade. I am particularly
curious because I know the
Ubyssey photographer took
pictures of the winning
floats. Did they not come
out? Is your photo editor a
member of the SUS? Or is
this simply another example of The Ubyssey's
creative news coverage?
Alan Nichol
Parade assistant
fighting is for
When the tanks rolled
into Tiananmen square on
June 4 and government
troops began firing on the
thousands of Chinese students encamped there,
somehow I, a student nearly
eight thousand kilometres
away, felt threatened. Why?
The suppression of popular
movements by authoritarian regimes is, after all, a
standard news headline.
Every night, the television
bombards us with images of
places in chaos and violent
upheaval. Current political
hot spots such as Central
America, the Middle East
and Africa, as revealed
through the selective eye of
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the media, seem to me
places of frequent injustice.
The massacre of over
five thousand Chinese students in Beijing for their
opposition to the central
government dictum, however, was particularly disturbing. Like me they were
university students, and
yet, unlike me, they were
having to sacrifice their
lives for a vision they believed their country must
I once thought, naively,
that the lives of university
students everywhere must
be composed of a set of universal ills. Financial hard
ships such as tuition fee increases, living expenses,
student housing and exorbitant book costs are the immediate concerns. More distant in the mind are national
and international issues.
What a shocking realization it is to suddenly discover what it really means to
be labelled a radical, a critic
of the government and even
a traitor. At that same time
in June when I was agonizing over which electives to
take for my graduating year,
the students at Beijing University had taken on the
responsibility of effecting
change   in   their   country,
even if it meant a harsh and
bloody government crackdown.
It is not a cliche to state
that here were people my
own age fighting and risking
their own lives for freedoms
they believed in and which I
take for granted. Before the
massacre at Tiananmen
Square, I thought that the
sacrifice of human lives
which ensured the freedoms
I enjoy belong to such conflicts as the French and the
American Revolutions. Today I know that the battle is
L. Mitchell
Arts 4
Hawking is naive
Chance (happenstance) produces
new things. Necessity (regularity) preserves and eliminates things. Both together result in the fruitful process of our
world. God is he who has given us freedom of choice yet has restricted us with
physical laws. Evil and suffering can
thus logically (and conveniently) be explained. Allrestsonbeliefandfaith. But,
there is one complication. God does affect
our lives for he is the liolder'(maintainer)
of our World. He does
pull a string or two when
he sees fit. And who are
we to pass judgement on
His actions? After all there is ample proof
of God's works in the bible. And the cycle
goes on and on.
The last ofthe lecture trilogy, Order
and Disorder and the Idea of Creation by
Dr. John Polkinghorne, president of
Queen's College, Cambridge, may be
summed up by the following dialogue:
Stephen Hawking: If we combine
quantum mechanics with general relativity there is a possibility that our Universe is self-contained and singularity-
free (inculuding the Big Bang).What
then would the role be of a Creator?
John Polkinghorne: How naive of
you! Creation at the 'beginning' is irrelevant.   Creations occur every day of our
lives. God's role is that of holding the
world in 'being'.
This is NOT a Logical Reasoning
question from the most recent LSAT.
Apart from the obvious
misconstruction.the exchange illustrates
beautifully the continually ongoing process of shifting the divine goalposts: now,
Creation is NOT temporal but rather, on-
tological. The (mis)interpretation potential ofthe Bible is endless.
God has a Universe creating machine. It has many nobs. He has fine-
tuned the fundamental
constants to such remarkable accuracy to
make life possible but he
has failed to adjust even the coarse nob to
eliminate evil and suffering. We are
unable to entertain the idea of a differing
electron constant between diffenrent Universes or even within our own Universe.
The answer to the question rWhy is the
Universe the way we see it?' is simply 'if it
had been different, we would not be here'.
John rightly points out that Science,
although initially hurtful to Christianity,
actually opened up its eyes, freed it of self-
imposed restrictions and now positively
compliments it. Openmindedness is key to
understanding our Universe. Many possible theories exist. One of these is the
God theory.
Jason Glynos
October 11,1989 OWED
Some thoughts on SRC and AMS
The results of the present
REC Fac referendum reveal that
elements in the AMS executive are
out of touch with the needs and
concerns of much of the student
population. The results clearly
showed that students did not want
the facility, despite a relatively
low-key "No" campaign, and a
"Yes" campaign which was funded
by a tacky amount of money, which
came from the students.
The main proponents of REC
FAC included AMS President
Mike Lee, Director of Administration Andrew Hicks, and Board of
Governors Rep. Tim Bird. The
AMS, dominated by a pro-REC
FAC executive and council,
wasted thousands of dollars ofthe
students' money on the REC FAC
yes campaign and on an officially
and supposedly neutral campaign,
which was de facto yes. The no
campaigns spent little or none of
the students' money. It was a
grass-roots effort.
Much ofthe yes campaign, in
my opinion, was a flagrant insult
to the intelligence ofthe students.
I  feel   the   Intramurals  poster
which boldly proclaimed, "Intramurals supports REC FAC, why
don't you?" really takes the cake
for exuding stupidity almost before being within reading distance. Great argument folks. Also
of juvenile interest was a yes
campaign poster which featured a
cartoon by Board of Governors
Rep. Tim Bird. The cartoon
showed two protesting students
holding "NO" signs and wondering
what they were protesting against this time. .
Almost cute. Almost.        'i'
All of these antics
were paid for out of the
students'pockets. It is interesting
to note that since AMS executives
have their tuition paid for, they
weren't really spending their
money. They were spending the
money of the rest of us on all this
But wait....There's more.
Andrew Hicks tried to censor the
Ubyssey regarding their coverage
ofthe REC FAC story during the
week of the referendum. There
was a lack of good information
about REC FAC in the time leading up to the referendum. Hicks
attempted to make this situation
worse. During the week of the
referendum, polls were not open in
designated areas where they were
supposed to be. Polls were not
staffed during all the hours they
should have been. SAC was supposed to oversee the referendum.
Andrew Hicks is the executive
responsible for SAC. And of course
on top of these insults to the process of student democracy, there
was the Ubyssey's report of students being able to vote more than
once in the referendum.
In the days since the referendum, pro-REC FAC elements on
the executive have been waffling
on the question of exactly whether
or not REC FAC was defeated in
the referendum. It has been said
that quorum (approximately 10%
of the student population) for the
validation of the referendum was
not met. This, to be perfectly
blunt, is supreme bullshit. Originally, it was suggested that 2600
students in total needed to vote to
reach quorum. This number was
bandied about the AMS before and
during the referendum. Now, after the prevailing "no" side got just
over 2600 votes, it has been suggested by some AMS executives
that the number required is just
over 2700, and that this number
must be on the prevailing side, and
not inclusive ofthe entire number
of votes, yes or no, cast. It would
appear as if certain people are interpreting the rules to suit their
own personal preferences. Yet an-
x^j.^^ other slap in the face of
;?$>.* || the students. And I for
one really don't like sore
losers. Also, it is intriguing to observe that the
number of students who voted No
in the referendum was far greater
than the number of votes any of
the present executives were
elected by. The people who spent
all the money got fewer votes than
the no side in the REC FAC referendum.
Perhaps some in the executive aren't ready to give up the
battle after spending all that
money, time, and energy fighting
for REC FAC. Perhaps during this
whole controversy, some in the
executive got carried away with
the idea of leaving their mark on
UBC. If they contributed to the
building of REC FAC during their
term in office, it would offer a feeling of having helped do something
really significant at UBC. Itwould
probably look good on a resume.
It is my great hope, as one of
the few members of students'
council who has stood firmly
against REC FAC, that after all
these funds have been spent, and
after all the errors in the campaign
and the referendum, lessons can
be learned. The AMS executive, or
at least powerful elements in it,
should learn a lesson about being
more open and responsive with
students. Lessons should be
learned about AMS executive interference in the democratic processes here at UBC. Lessons
should be learned about the democratic processes themselves being
conducted in a more responsible
manner. And of course, students'
money should not be so wasted in
the future.
At least we should be able to
look forward to getting our $30
REC FAC fee back this year, as
long as the powers that be are
Mark Keister
AMS Arts Rep.
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Fleet Bird feet
by Myron Neville
Playing host to the Pacific
Northwest Cross Country Championships last Thanksgiving
weekend, UBC men's and
women's varsity teams recorded
wins over the rival University of
Victoria Vikings with point scores
of 21-65 and 50-50 respectively.
Under clearing skies and the
ideal conditions of a flat and
grassy 10km course, UBC's Phil
Ellis ran away from the rest ofthe
pack to win in a time of 29:45. A
solid team obliterated the rest of
the field.
The woman's team squeaked
out a win over the Vikings with
some concentrated team running
on a 4km course. Led by Lisa Par-
ish( 14:56), the UBC squad held off
a late charge from the Vancouver
island competitors.
Her comment about the race
was touched with surprise, "I had
a much better race today. I don't
really know why, it was just one of
those good days."
In the men's race Ellis started
to forge a heady pace pulling along
the likes of UVic's Paddy
McClusky and local athlete Scott
"It was my first race of the
season, so I just went out hard to
see what would happen. I've still
got more in my legs and I'm ready
for the upcoming Canada West
Championships," said Ellis.
By the half-way point Ellis
was well on his own, while the
second group trailing about thirty
yards behind was vying for control
ofthe top spots amongst itself. Led
by Larry Nightingale(30:10) who
finished second, UBC placed all
five of its counting members in the
top 10, including Brian Klas-
sen(30:54), Allan Klassen(31:17),
Martin Pardoe(31:34), and Mike
The UBC women's did not slip
into top spot quite so smoothely,
tied with UVic in team points.
Consequently, the women's race
was decided by the "fifth place"
rule—the team whose last place
finisher has the best finish determines the final team position.
UBC came out on top since
their fifth place runner was 16th
as opposed to UVic's 18th place
Like the men's team, the
women's team was able to place
most of its members in the top 10.
Backing up Parish's seventh place
finish were Teresa Rind(13:49),
Karen Reader(14:04), Frederique
Smidt(14:09),    and    Brenda
Huskies like poultry
by Michael Booth
The youthful UBC Thunderbird football team ventured out
onto the cold, dark, and forbidding
prairie on the weekend only to
suffer a 31-10 mauling from a veteran University of Saskatchewan
Husky team.
The T-Birds had their
chances early as they had possession deep in Husky territory three
times in the first half, yet settling
for field goals each time.
"Twice the ball was dropped
and the third time it was overthrown," said UBC head coach
Frank Smith. "We had a chance for
21 points but we settled for nine.
We didn't finish up our drives;
interceptions and dropped balls
hurt us."
The T-Birds racked up 322
yards in offence but this paled in
comparison to the 553 yard the
Huskies produced.
Interceptions were the name
of the defensive game as Husky
Phil Guebert picked off three errant UBC tosses while the T-Bird
defense responded with four thefts
of its own.
Smith was not discourged by
the result, citing the fact that UBC
travelled to Saskatoon with more
freshmen onits roster (six) than on
any road trip in the last ten 10
"Calgary, Alberta, Saskatchewan and SFU all have most
of their players from last year's
teams returning and we can't control that," Smith said, adding the
T-Birds lost several key players to
graduation last year.
Pleased with his team's play,
Smith pointed out that if the T-
Birds can win their final two
games against Alberta and Calgary, they can still finish in second
place and qualify for playoffs.
October 13th - 19th/89
Organized by the AMS and the Outreach Program, Student Health Service.
Endorsed by President Strangway.,'
Friday, October 13:
Intramural Fun Run. T-shirts with this year's theme
logo will be sold to competitors.
Monday, October 16 - Thursday, October 19:
Displays by the Student Service Departments, ICBC,
RCMP, Counterattack, AA, NA, Al-Anon, ACOA,
MADD, BC Lung Association, etc. Student representative tables will offer "hands-on" displays. To be held in
SUB Concourse.
Wednesday, October 18:
RCMP will have the breathalyzer available for blood
alcohol testing.
Wednesday, October 18:
Forum on Alcohol & Drug Use. Guest speakers are:
Rick Hansen, Linda Filsinger, Director of B.C. Sports
Medicine Council and a student representative. To be
held in SUB Auditorium.
The Pit and Gallery Pubs will also be promoting the weeks during their hours
of operations.
With two races under their
belts, the UBC squad travels to
Vancouver Island next weekend to
compete in the Victoria Invitational. The Beacon Hill course will
prove to be tougher than anything
they have faced to date and will be
their final tune-up before the
Canada West to be held Lethbridge on November 4.
UBC's Darcy Vogt
Bird bits
The TJBC women's
varsity votteyball team
went iwwlefeatecl to win
ihe Oniversiiy of Puget
Sefljid invitational
tournament on ihe
weekend The T-Bird&
defeated teams from
the University of Puget
Sound, Central Washington University, and
Simon Fraser University, compiling a 9-0
record in, the process.
UBC Power hitter
Sonya WaehowsM was
named the totirna-
ment*& Most Valuable
Birds lose late
by Sheena Scott
Though blocking the initial shot, not even the magic of UBC
goalkeeper Darcy Vogt could keep out the rebound—the only shot that
got by the fieldhockey ace all weekend.
The winning stroke came in the late stages of the championship
game between UBC women's fieldhockey team and Vancouver league
team, the Doves, in the tenth annual Early Bird tournament.
In the ten-team round robin that featured top competition from the
Lower Mainland, the Bird finished second.
Squaring off against the undefeated T-Birds last Sunday afternoon, the Doves—many of whom are ex-national players—played a
topnotch first half that culminated in a goal early in the second half. The
T-Birds picked up the pace in the later stages, but did not convert
several penalty corners attempts.
"They (UBC) played extremely well and were unlucky not to win,"
said head coach Gail Wilson, adding that her team "started to believe in
themselves in the second half."
It was exactly this—the confidence and disclipine—that Wilson
said was the main objective ofthe Early Bird tournament.
"I wanted to get everyone in and playing with some discipline," she
said. "They learned they could run with the Doves and the University
of Victoria-—two very strong teams in Canada."
Wilson said the players' mental preparation was vital for future
play when the team would be expected to achieve consistency, not only
on a given afternoon, but an entire weekend.
The T-Birds opened the tournament last Friday against another
Vancouver league team, the Jokers. Despite numerous scoring opportunities, the T-Birds were unable to capitalize and the teams ended 0 - 0.
But their scoring touch finally re-emerged in the last five minutes
of next day's game against SFU as T-Bird rookie attacker Leslie
Richardson converted a penalty corner for the victory.
In the third game, the T-Birds' scoring problems ended as they
trounced West Van 7-0. Attackers Penny Cooper and Sam LeRiche
collected 5 and 2 goals respectively.
In Saturday's final game, the Birds took on the Doves in what was
a hard fought battle with scoring opportunities on both sides, but it was
UBC who came out on top 1-0 with attacker Jennifer Vanstone scoring.
With an unblemished record, and first in the pool, the tough T-
Birds took on cross-water rival U.Vic in the semi-finals, whom they
defeated 1-0. Again Vanstone scored the winner.
Next weekend the T-Birds travel to Winnipeg for the second of
three Canada West Tournaments.
Birds grounded in Calgary
by Michael Booth
At the Air Canada Cup (formerly the Empress Cup) in Calgary last weekend, the UBC Thunderbird hockey team built a 2-1
record before being dumped by the
nation's top ranked University of
Calgary Dinosaurs in the consolation final.
The T-Birds got off to a strong
start at the tournament, defeating
the University of Saskatchewan 4-
3 and the University of Brandon 7-
5. But their fortunes ended with a
6-4 loss against the University of
Despite the setback, the T-
Birds shared a three-way tie for
first with Alberta and Saskatchewan after the first round,
with all three teams sporting 2-1
Yet upon calculation of the
teams' goals for and against records, the UBC squad suddenly
found itself in third place and facing the top-ranked team in the
country, the Dinos.
The T-Birds played a fine
game, but gave up three goals in
the final seven minutes to lose 8-4.
UBC head coach Terry O'Malley was pleased with the level of
competition the tournament offered as it allowed the coaching
staff the opportunity to determine
which players can compete at the
Canada West level.
UBC opens the season at the
Thunderbird Winter Sports Center, next weekend taking on the
Dinosaurs Friday and Saturday at
7:30 p.m.
The vilest ma
OCTOBER 16th &171
""•Anthropolgy Shop
at the
Museum of Anthropology
Native Arts and Crafts
and Imported Gift
from Tuesday
October 17,1989
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6393 N.W. Marine Drive,
October 1_U 1989


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