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VOLUME 79 ISSUE 2
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1997
'Birds fumble ugly home opener
by Wolf Depner
Be wary of the wounded opponent who seems down
and out.
The Birds learned that lesson the hard way as they
kicked off the 1997 season with an ugly 30-7 home
loss to the defending Vanier Cup Champion,
Saskatchewan Huskies, who are now 1-1 on the season.
The Huskies opened the 1997 season with a surprising 21-16 home loss to the previous year's one-
win wonder Manitoba and observers wondered
whether the Huskies would be good enough to defend
the national title against the up-and-coining Birds.
Well, the answer so far seems to be a clear and
resounding yes.
"Obviously, they played much better than they did
last week. They had their backs against the wall and
they came out scratching and kicking like a wild animal," said Birds head coach Casey Smith, who was visibly upset by his team's uninspired play. He had every
reason to be.
UBC's defence and special teams broke down
more often than the Mir space station and several key
offensive players, including second-year starting quarterback Shawn Olson, were missing in action.
"The offence has to pick it up and I'm at the head
of that Ust," admitted Olson who was intercepted three
times and completed 16 passes on 35 attempts for
203 yards. In a way, these numbers are inflated.
Most of Olson's completions and yards came late
in the second half when the game had all but ended
and Saskatchewan was playing its reserves in the secondary and on the defensive line.
Olson had little time to throw the ball early in the
game as Saskatchewan's pass rush was as varied as it
was suffocating.
They were bringing blitzes from all over the field
and., our protection schemes broke down a little bit"
admitted Smith.
"We seemed to shore it up a little bit better in the second half but you gotta come out in the
first half and be ready all the time," said right guard David Pol.
Olson defended his offensive line. They did a good job as far as I'm concerned," he said. "I
got to stand in there, throw the ball and if I can't do that then things are not going to work offensively. If the blame has to be put anywhere, it has to put on me," added Olson who passed for
only 42 yards in the first half on three completions.
Meanwhile, Husky pivot Ryan Reid completed nine out of thirteen passes for 149 yards and
one touchdown. Unlike Olson, Reid had all night long to pick out his receivers since UBC's pass
rush lacked bite.
"We need to get more pressure [on the quarterback]," said Smith.
UBC could also needs better play on special teams. Rookie kick-
CANC TACKLE: UBC's defence wraps up Husky Doug Rozen who rushed for 94 yards on 17 carries, richard lam photos
er/punter Trevor Bourne shanked a 33-yard second-half field goal attempt, consistently failed
to place the ball inside the 20 yard line on kickoffs and his net punting average was in the
teens.
Return specialists Dino Camparmo and Shane Summerfeld also struggled.
"We're concerned about [special teams] heading into the season and we're still concerned
about them," admitted Smith.
M of this leads to the inevitable question: what will this resounding loss do to the team's
confidence, which some say bordered on cocky heading into the Saskatchewan game.
"This might be the best thing that could have happened to us," said Olson. "We had a long
training camp. We waited three weeks to play our first game. I flunk we're going to come back
wilh a renewed interest, not thinking that we're God's gift to football."
Friday's game certainly proved they are not*>
Record crowd flock to see the 'Birds
by Wolf Depner
Did you hear the two
sounds coming from
Thunderbird Stadium
Friday night? One was
the hiss of deflating egos as the
Saskatchewan Huskies punctured the Birds
30-7. Tlie other was tbe roar of a 2,850-
strong crowd which, according to Marketing
Coordinator Don Wells was the biggest ever
in a decade for a regular season game. To put
this figure in perspective, UBC drew a combined 2,680 fans for four regular season
games last season.
So how come Friday's game was such a
big hit? First, any football team from
Saskatchewan is always a big draw in
Vancouver given the large number of Prairie
expatriates who live in the Lower Mainland.
The game was also well advertised around
campus and in the community and several
Vancouver media outlets ran preview stories.
To generate frosh support, UBC Athletics
also handed out close to 4,000 free tickets to
all first-year students who participated in
Imagine UBC, a first-year orientation program.
Exact figures on how many free tickets
were actually used were not available by
press time, but UBC sports information
director Jacquie Dyck said in general ten per
cent of all complimentary tickets return. If
this figures holds up, it means Friday's game
drew around 2,400 paying costumers which
is still an excellent figure.
"We're really pleased with the crowd,"
said UBC head coach Casey Smith. "I thought
it was really exciting to see as many people as
there were. I'm hoping that the fans will
come back the next time we play at home
and we can provide them some good quality
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GREYHOUND GROUNDED. The Airline's shutdown may mean one less cheap airfare option for students.
RICHARD LAM PHOTO
Greyhound loses discount airfare race
by Sarah Galashan
As of September 21 Greyhound
Airlines will no longer be an option
for students looking for a cheap
flight across Canada.
According to Brent Station,
senior vice president for Greyhound
Air Services, approximately 45,000
students who flew Greyhound last
year will lose because ofthe closure.
Station said that while university
students accounted for four per cent
of Greyhound Airline's passengers
annually, they used the airline,
"mostly for flying back and forth
from school."
The unprofitable airline will close
because of a deal that will see
Laidlaw INC. take over Greyhound
Canada Transportation Corp.
Chris Wilson,  manager of the
SUB's Travel Cuts, believes the airline suffered financially because it
tried to offer lower fares by cutting
out the "middle man".
"[Not using travel agencies] is
certainly one of the reasons
[Greyhound Air is shutting down).
Because they didn't want to deal
with us we actively did not sell
them," said Wilson.
Instead, Wilson said, travel agencies promoted discount fares on the
major carriers that flew non-stop
across the country for a comparable
price.
But Dick Huisman, president of
Greyhound Air, disagrees.
"The travel agents I think had
nothing to do with it," he said. "Our
biggest handicap was that we started late as opposed to what we had
hoped for. We had planned to start
selling tickets in April [ 1996) and to
start flying in the end of May," said
Huisman.
Huisman told the Ubyssey that it
was this loss of three months of
potential sales that put financial
strain on the airline throughout the
winter months.
Huisman added that both
Canadian Airlines and Air Canada
became competitive with
Greyhound by offering discount
rates and student fares.
Wilson said despite the loss of
Greyhound Air there are still competitively priced tickets for sale.
"Just because Greyhound Air goes
doesn't mean there is no competition. There are also the charter companies, Canada 3000, Royal Airlines
and AirTransit, offering cheaper
fares," he said.">
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THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, SEETEMBER 9..1997 .
Tech fee dead
..     by Casey Sedgman
UBC won't try to reboot last
year's proposed tech fee after
me student body voted four to
one against it in a campus-wide
referendum held last April.
The $90 ancillary fee for full-
time students was proposed by
the Student Information Technology Access Committee
(SITAC). It would have helped
pay the cost of expanded internet access, improved computer
labs and campus information
technology wiring for students,
but was defeated after the university's Board of Governors
decided to put the question to a
vote.
Although the referendum
was non-binding, Byron
Hender, executive co-ordinator
of student & academic services,
said mat the proposal has been
officially withdrawn.
"We've come to the conclusion that students are happy
with the service [UBC has] got
and there is no proposal to
bring [the possible fee] back."
.AMS president and SITAC
member Ryan Davies was disappointed with the result. "I
respect the decision of the student body... at the same time
UBC feels it is falling behind in
student access to technology."
Davies added that as a result
a number of projects proposed
by the cornmittee will no longer
be possible.
Graduate Student Society
(GSS) representative Jessica
Escribano, who helped campaign against the fee, hopes the
current budget for information
technology will be protected.
Currently, UBC's technology
infrastructure is supported
with funds from the general
operating budget dispersed
through a large number of different departments and faculties.
"The main issue here is
about what ancillary fees are.
The students looked at what
they'd get, and they didn't think
that it would be worth it."
Escribano said she was
happy the decision was brought
to the students. "Any time the
administration consults students it's a good thing."*
Student debt scheme in doubt
 by Douglas Quan
Chartered banks, student groups and the
province of BC believe a joint Ottawa-Ontario
student loan proposal would raise the cost of
student loans, boost tuition fee levels, and
keep university graduates out of the economy
long after graduating.
Under the proposal, which would set up an
Income-Contingent Repayment (ICR) scheme,
graduates put ten percent of their income
over $15,000 to loan repayment. Unpaid
interest would compound into the loan principle and bankruptcy would be forbidden. The
maximum repayment period would be 25
years, after which unpaid loans would be forgiven.
The joint proposal also calls for tuition
increases and increased annual loan limits for
students.
"They end up paying more in interest than
they do in principal," said Scotiabank's Fred
Vanderlip, who is trying to re-work that bank's
student loan program. Scotiabank, the Royal
Bank and CIBC, the three lenders under the
current Canada Student Loan program, rejected the proposal this summer.
He adds that expanding the current repayment period to 2 5 years would see some graduates' debt loads rise substantially. "It's like a
mortgage," said Vanderlip. Students graduating this year had an average student loan debt
of $22,000. That figure is expected to rise to
$25,000 next year, according to a recent
Statistics Canada report.
Vanderlip said Scotiabank does not disagree with the principle of ICR, but that there
must be provisions for interest relief, which
this latest proposal does not include.
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Reforming the student loan system has
become an increasing priority for Scotiabank
because administering student loans has been
a losing venture for the bank due to a growing
number of defaults.
The BC government also opposes the joint
Ottawa and Ontario proposal.
"What if a student got a job that does not
pay the highest wage level?" asked Paige
MacEarlane, a spokesperson for the BC ministry of Education, Skills and Training. "It
looks good on the surface to be able to tie your
loan to your level of income, but it would just
end up drawing out that repayment for so
long."
She says the province is reviewing a number of proposals for reforming the system, all
of which emphasise the need for the federal
government to implement a debt-reduction
grant program.
That comes as welcome news
to student organisations which
have maintained all along that
debt levels are too high.
"It's not debt management
that is required, but debt reduction," says Maura Parte, BC
chair of the Canadian
Federation of Students. She worries that ICR schemes will give
provinces the ability to raise
tuition.
Vivian Hoffman, AMS director of finance,
shares the same concerns. "[Ontario and
Ottawa] feel that the ICR...would allow students to manage their debts better and not
default on loans, which is what is happening
now, but we feel the reason why default rates
are so high is because the level of debt is
high."
Hoffman hopes other students will raise
concerns about the future of loan programs at
an AMS-sponsored panel discussion of government, bank and student representatives to
be held October 3 in the SUB.*
New students imagine
their first impression
by Ronald Nurwisah
JUGGLING a hectic first day's activities, richard lam photo
First year students at UBC were greeted
with more than a monotone roll-call on
their first day of school last week.
Instead, they got Imagine UBC, a
$50,000 orientation day of speeches,
meetings and a scavenger hunt.
"Organisation was great. Walking
from [Koerner Library] to the [War
Memorial Gym] you could see just
thousands of students. It looked really
good," said Meghan Gardiner, a first
year Arts student who took part in
Imagine UBC.
The students were shown around
campus by senior students who doubled as mentors for the day. The freshmen also met their deans and were
sent on a campus scavenger hunt. The
day ended with a festival at the Koerner
concourse.
Alison Dunnet, coordinator of
Imagine UBC, thought the day went
well and said she was pleased and sur
prised at the large numbers that participated. She said about 80 per cent of
first year students came out for the
event.
"For a long time students felt very
intimidated by UBC, there has always
been a need to address that concern
and to make the transition easier for
students," said Dunnet.
This idea was echoed by group
leader Hayley Reisterer, who said students new to UBC often feel like they're
treated as a number, not a person. She
said the event made a good first
impression on students and that in the
highly competitive nature of modern
day universities, first impressions are
very important.
"I think the university is changing in
how it sees its role towards students
and for a long time its focus was providing academic support and in this
world when you're competing for students you need to provide more than
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U of C signs exclusivity deal with Pepsi
by Sarah Galashan
Coke is not it at the University of
Calgary (U of C). Pepsi is.
The U of C has signed a letter
of intent with Pepsi which will
give the cold beverage giant exclusive sales rights on campus.
The agreement, modelled on a
similar deal with Coca-Cola at
UBC, is not creating a stir like it
did here. According to Pat Cleary,
the U of C student union president, few students have raised
issue with the deal.
"Although students have had
some concern about the limited
choice and intervention on the
university's part on their ability to
make choice, they do realise the
practical reasons for going ahead
with the deal," said Cleary. He
added that U of C students understand the university is looking for
alternative sources of revenue to
subsidise the cost of education.
Like the Coke deal at UBC the
amount of money that will
exchange hands is not being
made public. Fred Frey, Pepsi's
Alberta education liaison, insists
exclusive contracts must be confidential in order to remain competitive.
"We don't want the competition knowing what we presented
and what kind of dollar figures
we're talking about," said Frey.
The need for outside revenues, especially in Alberta,
comes from a lack of government
funding, said Stu Reid, executive
director of external relations at
theUofC.
"Several years ago the provincial government [of Alberta]
reduced our grant by 21 per cent
and that was over $30 million. So
the University is in a position
where it has to maximise revenues wherever possible and this
is one of the number of different
initiatives," said Reid.
In addition to their cuts to education the Alberta government
has introduced Key Performance
Indicators (KPI), which help deter
mine how much government
funding Alberta universities will
receive. One KPI under the category Enterprisal Revenue
includes partnerships with corporations.
Reid said the government is
encouraging corporate deals by
making it one ofthe KPI's but it's
not a major factor in consideration for funding.
Cleary feels that government
policy left the university little
choice but to sign the agreement:
"If the government doesn't
change its financial stance then I
feel the university has no other
alternative than to pursue these
deals," he said.-J*
Thousands of student health files erased
by Stanley Tromp
Data updates are ongoing at UBC Student
Health Services after thousands of patient
files were wiped out last March when the
hard-drive they were on crashed and the
backup system was not programmed.
All records after September 1993 were
lost in the crash, and doctors are now trying
to piece together patient information. In an
effort to replace the data, Dr. Rob Lloyd-
Smith, the centre's acting director, posted a
notice in the waiting room explaining the situation and asking students for help in recreating their records.
"What we're doing to rectify the problem is
to test the backup system on a daily basis,"
said Lloyd-Smith.
According to the acting director the back
up system was never programmed because
of a mix-up within the companies that
Student Health Services hired to set up the
computer system, which cost $ 120,000.
"Each company is saying the other is
responsible for the prograrnming, because a
backup system was not part of our specific
management contract with either one," said
Lloyd-Smith. "It fell through the cracks."
Student Health Services was not insured
for the data loss, but doesn't plan to sue the
consultants, (Compuplan and Compro), said
Lloyd-Smith.
Lloyd-Smith said he was surprised that the
backup system for the hard drive that con
tained health records failed. He said the drive
was installed in December 1996 and didn't
seem to be having any problems. "It was making the right backup noises to the uninitiated."
The disk drive was sent to a file recovery
company in California but that company was
unable to retrieve any information from the
drive.
Thanks to the general good health of UBC
students Iioyd-Smith said the loss shouldn't
impact patients at the clinic. Most students'
health problems are "a series of isolated incidents" without histories and records of lab
results are still on file elsewhere.
The clinic has paper records up to 1993 .♦
Tough job finding a job
       by Marina Aritunes
Directors at JobLink, a service that helps students at UBC find work, say job postings this
summer were booming. But a Statistics Canada
study on student unemployment tells a different story.
"May was a naally good month," said Paul
Muirphy, JobLink riirector. "In May. 309 job
orders [were placed] and for August it's been
close to 285 and those are really good job
orders." According to Murphy, the numbers
are up from, last summer's average of 200 to
230amon&.
But despite JobLink's success at UBC,
around the province student unemployment
was the worst this decade. The provincial student uneinploynient rate this summer was 19
per cent up three per cent ow last summer.
Still the prtrvince tried to find students jobs,
said Bev Verboden, program -coordinator with
the Program Operations Branch in the Ministry
of Education, Skills and Training. Student
Summer Works '97, a federally funded program that works with provincial cooperation,
marked its second year this May.
"In 1995 Student Siunmer Works '97
became part ofthe government's Guarantee for
Youth initiative and [the program] focuses on
post secondary students," said Verboden.
Through rae program, the federal government
provides grants to employers who want to hire
youth for %e summer.
Verboden said the jobs are needed to give
students career skills and to help pay for their
educatioa She added Student Summer Works
funded about 3,350 jobs this summer.
But ina statement last week the BC liberals
said the province should be doing more to help
students ind worit. "Glen Clark has used taxpayers' money to buy advertising to brag about
the youth jobs he's created, but the only thing
he's abated for our young people is a line up at
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Precedent set in plagiarism victory
Student wins lawsuit against professor and the University of Ottawa
by Chris Bodnar
The Fulcrum
OTTAWA (CUP)-A graduate student has
won his lawsuit against the University
of Ottawa (U of 0) and a professor in a
precedent setting plagiarism case.
Paul Boudreau, a 44-year-old part-
time MBA student, was awarded
$7,500 in damages and his legal costs
Aug. 20 after Madam Justice Monique
Metivier ruled that both the U of 0 and
business professor Jimming Lin were
responsible for copyright infringement
of a paper Boudreau wrote.
Lin used the paper in a case book for
graduate students and presented it at a
1992 conference in New Orleans. He
also referred to himself as a co-author
of the paper in an application for a promotion. Boudreau was not given credit
for his work in any of these instances.
It is the first recorded judgment with
extensive rationale in Canada in which
a student took action against a professor for plagiarism and the university
was also found at fault in the incident.
"The cavalier attitude of the university toward this complaint included
showing great deference to professor
Lin's self-interested view of a most serious matter while barely deigning to
consider the student's view," wrote
Justice Metivier in her decision.
" The university cannot stand idly by
while its professors blatantly breach
copyright laws. At the very least, the
university is a passive participant," she
continued.
Boudreau's lawyer Katherine Cotton,
says the U of 0 promoted the case book
that included Boudreau's paper and
was Lin's employer, and is therefore
responsible for his actions. Cotton said
the way the university handled
Boudreau's complaint contributed to
the decision.
U of 0 officials would not comment
on the specific details ofthe case. Public
PLAGIARISM is best kept among students, richard lam photo
relations representative Helene Carty
would not say if the university will
appeal the decision.
In the meantime, Carty says the U of
0 is reviewing the events and internal
proceedings that brought about the
case.
"The university regrets it did not
view in the same light, the events that
led to this," she said.
Metivier specifically criticised the U
of O's handling of the complaint, saying
the university's investigation focused
on the omission of Boudreau's name
from the paper rather than the plagiarism. The university is also blamed for
not responding direcdy to Boudreau
regarding its findings or inviting his
response.
Rubina Ramji, president of the
Canadian Graduate Council, is pleased
with the judgment. She says a precedent was set on how universities deal
with student complaints.
"The university deserved the harsh
comments   the   judge   has    made.
Basically, (Boudreau] received no help
whatsoever from the university," said
Ramji. "If it had been a professor who
was charging a student with the same
offense or charging another professor
there definitely would have been a way
of dealing with it within the university."
Another significant aspect according
to Cotton is that although there is "anecdotal evidence" to indicate this has happened in the past, this may be the first
time a student has taken action against
a university and a professor in such a
situation. Cotton blames students' personal finances and resulting inability to
pursue legal matters of this sort and the
fact most plagiarism goes undetected.
Sanctions against students for plagiarism can include suspension or
expulsion from the university. The collective agreement between the U of 0
and its professors has provisions for a
letter of reprimand, suspension or dismissal of a professor found violating
professional codes of ethical behavior.♦
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On the night Princess Di became a saint
and   martyr,   Vancouver   saw   many   pay
homage to a very different icon. Cream is the
Saturday night institution of British progressive
house, whose home at The Nation in Liverpool
showcases the very best in UK clubbing. Noble House
productions  saw   1,400  advance  ticket  sales  for
Cream's USA tour date at UBC's winter sports centre.
First reactions from those few brave enough to display their skills on the near-empty dance floor con
firmed that this would be a cool evening. Well,
freezing  cold,   actually—hardly  surprising
given the venue was an ice arena.
Arriving  at   10:30  was  perhaps  too
early, and I felt a rising sense of panic on
seeing the near-deserted arena, a feeling
which confirmed for me the extent to
which clubbing always involves a peculiar combination of hope and fear. In
every sense, then, Cream had a very
big space to fill and a long time in
which to do it (9:00 pm to 8:00 am).
I went to Cream ready to be cynical
and scathing, particularly towards the
flyer-hyped showpiece of the evening, the 3
1/2 hour set by Sasha, the biggest of the big
name European DJs. For the majority of
the set, the dance floor was   packed
solid and frantic. The empty an-
thernic content of his much-
criticized appearance at
this year's Tribal
Gathering at
Luton Hoo in the UK (Britain's last remnant of the outdoor
rave) epitomized for many exactly what is wrong with the
club scene. But Cream in general, and Sasha in particular,
were everything they promised to be. And more, it seemed.
For once, there was a real relationship between the DJ and
the crowd with each attempting to match the other's raise in
tempo.
Arriving  early had  some  unexpected  perks.  Most
notably was the totally surreal nature of the provided portable toilets whose confined spaces,
before they became too grim to contemplate, gave a sense of being part of the
music as their plastic superstructures
held on to the beat. Oh, and lets have
a   big   thank-you   to   the   company
responsible for designing the curiously ineffective locks on the portable
doors which, as one embarrassed and
anonymous member of my group discovered, had an unsettling tendency to
spring open at the  most awkward of
moments.
The evening remained apparently trouble-
free and did much to dispel the myth of the club
scene as an express lane to drug-induced satanic rites. The
eclectic crowd resolutely refused to fit any universal stereotype. All different looks and styles were represented, from
the "I don't give a fuck anything goes" right through to the
"I look absolutely fabulous and I know it". The people alone
were fascinating. Drugs there were, but their presence was
restrained, limited to a few very friendly, wide-eyed and
hyper people, clearly determined to make it through all the
way to the end.
The only real criticism I have is of that significant
minority who  attended
replete with whisties which
were blown all night, and (or so it seemed)
right behind my right ear. Come on guys, do
you think it's still the 1980s? If there is anyone
out  there  who  does  actually  appreciate   this
assault on their eardrums and their sensibilities,
please let me know. Oh, and don't forget the people
who persist in thinking that sucking a baby's comforter looks less stupid than ecstacy-induced jaw movements. Trust me, it doesn't.
I have to confess that I failed to make it through to
the end and only managed to catch the beginning of
Dave Seaman's 2   1/2 hour set before leaving a little
before 6:00 am. Seven hours of unassisted dancing is
pretty much my limit and, on reflection, it might have
been more sensible to arrive later and see it through
right to the bitter end, in this case 8:00 am. The uniform brilliance ofthe evening promised a grand finale
and there seemed to be many with enough energy to
keep going.
My leaving early is more a reflection on my age than
on the quality of Dave Seaman's
DJ-ing skills.  I  sometimes
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Moving day for telepoetics
 by Charlie Cho
A couple weeks ago, I was late... I had no
idea just how late. I figured that I had
missed about the first 15 minutes of
Telepoetics. Riinning down Homer Street, I
looked forward to my first visit to the much-
ballyhooed Web Cafe and my first "spoken
word" event.
I turned the corner onto Hastings to see
five forlorn, scruffy kids and a few other
people standing around the entrance of a
dark, empty and locked Web Cafe. A little
sign taped to the door said that the event
was cancelled and the cafe was closed,
indeffnitely. The kids drifted away and I
asked a couple of women what this all
meant, for the cafe and Telepoetics. One of
them was Andrea Thompson, host and
organiser of Telepoetics and executive
director of the Edgewise Electrolit Centre.
After a short chat, we exchanged numbers
and agreed to get back to each other once
we learned more.
Ten days later, we're at another cafe
(Starbucks) and Thompson is ready to put
the Web Cafe closure behind her. Earlier
that day, she had talked to Vancouver Film
School (VFS) Multimedia department head
James Griffin.
"He just told me that The Web Cafe is
closed down permanently, for good, for
good, gone, gone, gone," said Thompson.
"It just didn't work out because of financial
constraints and problems. The space is
taken over by the landlord, who is not the
Vancouver Film School as I'd thought; it's
somebody else. And the company that I
signed the contract with, Cybernet [which
had guaranteed free Web Cafe bookings
and technical support until January], is no
more.... In one respect, I'm mad because
they welched on the contract and,
y'know, jammed me out the night
before my show, but their original
intentions were good and you can't get
blood from a stone. So, what can you
do?"
VFS   is   still   supportive   of  the
Electrolit Centre and some of its students are working with them to put
together a Telepoetics CD-ROM and a
documentary video on spoken
word scenes across the world.
Thompson is satisfied that the
school has done all it can to
help the organisation and is
ready to move on.
With Telepoetics on hold,
the Edgewise Electrolit Centre
is going ahead unplugged with
weekly writing workshops and
spoken word events for teens
that will probably start at the
end of the month. Working
with the Gathering Place and
the Parks and Recreation commission, they're looking for a home lot
these events, which will "focu-. on
inner-city and street youth" and give
them a chance "to speak their mind
and strut their stuff in an environment that
encourages mutual respect and creative
growth." Eventually, they hope to establish
weekly drop-in technical workshops for
desktop publishing, web design and other
multimedia arts.
On October 17, Edgewise will be at the
Virgin Megastore. The store's telephone
and computer wiring may again delay the
return of Telepoetics, but there will be a
spoken word performance regardless.
During the Vancouver International
Writers (& Readers) Festival, the centre
will present a star-studded event with Jill
Battson, bill bissett, Adeena Karasick,
Kazuko Shiraishi, Sheri-D Wilson and a
growing number of other international
writers and performers. Previously booked
at The Web Cafe, a possible alternate
venue for the event may be the Arts Club
Theatre.
Without The Web Cafe's speedy Tl
Internet line, Edgewise has to do without
desktop video conferencing and depend on
video phones, which Thompson calls "leftover technology from the 70s." Though the
'phone's black and white images refresh at
a rate of three to five frames a
minute, CuSeeMe colour video
conferencing is  only a bit
faster and undependable for
audio. Theoretically, as long as
you have two phone lines, you
can use video phones. With
this more accessible, PC-free
device, Thompson isn't limited to sites with a fast Internet
connection.
In fact, the monthly Telepoetics shows
may be start again in November at the
Vancouver Press Club.
"I want to move there," said Thompson,
"I want to call it home....They have a good
TV screen, [she laughs] They have a good
location. We've done shows there before
and they'll let us do our event there without
making it really expensive and a big, huge
pain. And it's solid. I'm really big on solid
now, you know?" Still laughing, she says,
"They haven't gone anywhere in ages, you
know, so good, yeah."*>
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Famous Dead Stories We Just Made Up
at Vancouver East Cultural Centre
September 6, 7, 8,12,13, & 14
By Ronald Nurwisah
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When was the first time you stared death in the face? Was it when a beloved pet finally died? Or was it when someone more significant died? A parent? A friend? Death
is an unfortunate and unavoidable fact of life. It is something we all have to face.
Famous Dead Stories We Just Made Up is a play that looks death in the eye.
Brian Linds, an actor in the play and veteran of the stage explained how the play
came into being.
"The common link was that
three of the company members' parents had passed away
in the last couple of years and
all the members ofthe company had friends they've lost in
the theatre community recently due to the AIDS epidemic, so
everybody had this on their
mind and felt that this was
something they could all write
about," says Linds.
Famous Dead Stories We
Just Made Up marks the return
of the Angry Actors, a company
that has performed at previous
Fringe Festivals. This is the
first time the Angry Actors
are performing a work of
their own creation. The production is a collaboration
between all members of the
Angry Actors, every aspect
of the production was a result of a collective effort.
''Eveiything was consulted with the group, any note session was not with one
actor it was always with the one group being there and everyone putting in their two
cents, and whoever had the loudest voice sometimes won and whoever had the
strongest opinion sometimes won, and sometimes there were clashes," Linds
recalls.
The play is a collection of approximately 20 scenes and monologues which were
developed and workshopped over a period of two years. The stories range from the
humourous to the sombre and they are all united by the theme of death and coping
with, or surviving, its repercussions. The play is entirely based on the real life expe-
Angry Actors Playing Dead
riences ofthe cast members. This gives the play a strong sense of honesty.
"They're death stories and every one comes from the heart basically, and some
are funny and dark and black and all are heart felt."
Famous Dead Stories, also marks the return of several actors to the stage. Most
notably, Kathryn Shaw, the artistic director of Studio 58, who has not been on stage
for 23 years. Pam Johnson, a veteran stage designer, also makes a return to the stage
after a 15 year hiatus. But why now?
"She's [Kathryn Shaw] telling her own stories, so it's not like working on a play as
an actor," Linds explains. "She's playing versions of herself and her parents and her
grandparents, and as an artist and a director you want to touch base and get on the
boards and practice what you preach."
Another notable actor taking part in the production is Jay
Brazeau, a very well established local film and stage
actor. His most recent success
was the local film coup Kissed.
Brian Linds says, 'Jay chose
to do a fringe play because it's
a chance to do work that you
want to do, not work that you
have to do for ajob. This is one
sure-fire way of working with
the people you like to work with
and be in charge and in control
ofthe product."
Like most Fringe productions, the play uses the bare
minimum of sets and props,
though     Famous     Dead
Stories does try to be original and innovative in the
way they are used, in spite of
budget  and  time  restrictions. An example of this is a
hospital bandage that reappears throughout the play.
"It [the hospital bandage] becomes props, it becomes bodies, and we're using it in
innovative ways throughout the whole show to tell the stories. It's proving to be quite
fascinating, and it was really fun in rehearsal to be creative with it," says Linds.
Famous Dead Stories, is set apart from many other Fringe plays by the calibre of
the actors involved. Several of the actors have been acting for over 2 0 years and have
numerous credits all over Canada. This production also marks the first time the
Angry Actors have written and performed their own pieces. In the past the company
has produced some very successful plays, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea was awarded four Jessies. If their track record is any indication this is a show that will be a hit.»>
Sexual Perversity In Chicago
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September 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9
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Watching David Mamet's play Sexual Perversity in Chicago,
is like eavesdropping on the lives of people you hate the
most. All the characters are there: the stud whose conquest
and confidence are only exceeded by ignorance and vice;,
the jaded man-hater who consoles herself vicariously,
laughing at her own romantic failures through others;
Deborah, the free-spirit whose lust manifests itself as
romance; and Danny, insecure and confused.
The director of the play, and UBC Human
Kinetics/Theatre student, Andrew Smith does not tone
down any of Mamet's brutally frank dialogue. Scott
Tremblay, playing the cheesy Bernie Litko, swaggers up to
the singles bar for another bourbon demanding: "What
does a guy have to do for a drink around here, come on a
cracker?" Maybe because ofthe intensity ofthe dialogue, or
for the very reasons Mamet wrote this play, Sexual
Perversityis currendy running at the Fringe Festival, rather
than say, The Ford Centre for the Performing Arts. One has
to wonder if the graphic, occasionally vulgar and violent
play has evolved into a funding exclusive club, censored by
production costs and donation, resulting in "Fringe" status.
Mamet's criticism of sexual powerplays and politics is as
penetrating as ever, irregardless of current political liabilities. In an intimate moment discussing sexual pleasure,
Dena Ashbaugh's Deborah asks boyfriend Danny what he
fantasises about while masturbating. Kasey Kieler pauses,
then responds with his characters trademark honesty, "My
left hand". The audience laughs, women sarcastically, and
men ironically.
Mamet is renowned for both the graphic and real content of his dialogue. Danny's comment reveals both his own
sexual limitations and the expectations of his partner.
Romance and reality share the same bed, albeit for different reasons.
The musical score by UBC music student Broek E.Bosma
is heavy on the blues, which complements the few subtleties
in the play. He should drop out of school and start writing
Ben Harper's next album. It is not often that you leave the
theatre and people immediately declare that they missed the
play's irony. "She's got great tits!" two young men commented loudly on Miss. Ashbaugh's fluid anatomy, displaying the
very attitudes the play ridiculed for over an hour. But again,
as Mamet suggests, what did they really mean?^
Ralph Steadman
Sigmund Freud
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"If Marx were functioning today, he would
have been hard put to avoid saying that
imaginary sex is the opiate ofthe people."
John Ralston Saul tells this memorable
Freudian joke in his book Voltaire's
Bastards.
Sigmund Freud, in his 1905 publication Jokes and Their Relation to the
Unconscious, may have described Saul's
joke as a tendentious joke which means "a
purposeful remark is delivered via any of
the joking varieties." The title would be
labeled as a double entendre, evoking analogical and offensive meanings.
Yawwwn. In Freud's own words (which
appears in Steadman's book), "It remains
an uncontradicted fact that if we undo the
technique of a joke it disappears."
Yet Ralph Steadman, the zany illustrator best known for visually accompanying
gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson on
his "fear & loathing" escapades, feels compelled to explain each of Freud's jokes
with bold-type terminology like a first year
textbook.
But you're buying this for the pictures,
aren't you? You'd expect that Sigmund
Freud's anecdotes of psychoanalysis and
sexual repression to be a perfect fit for the
■man who produces drawings fueled by
pure id. In a '94 issue of Rolling Stone,
Steadman's page-and-a-half lead illustration for Hunter S Thompson's article "Polo
Is My Life" is dominated by a towering
four-eyed horse with large, pendulous
mammaries reclining like a human seductress on a wide couch.
At her elbow is a little polo player with
his legs meekly crossed and his hand and
mallet between his thighs.
Almost none of that appears in
Sigmund Freud, consisting mainly of
grumpy pictures of a bearded Freud glar
ing and kvetching at the shocked and horrified world.
Steadman's ambiguous "x-rated alphabet," which introduces each section, is
more explicitly Freudian than his bigger-
than-Rolling-Stone monochrome graphics.
To be fair, some of the jokes are good.
Freud says to Carl Jung, "Damn it, man!
Have you just farted?" To which Jung
replies, "Of course I have. Do you think I
always smell this way?"
Some jokes are short. Some are long.
All of them are burdened with unnecessary explaination. Ralph Steadman's
Sigmund Freud may have been a rather
good Sigmund Freud's Greatest Jokes if
Steadman had passed on the terminology
lessons. Fans of his Rolling Stone sketches
may flip through this book hoping for
some lively jolts of shock value. I imagine
they'll be disappointed. Academics who
want to learn about Freud's theories about
jokes would do better with his original.
This unpleasant union of humour and
pedantic exposition flips and falls on its
face with a Rorschach inkblot splat. ♦
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by Alec MacNeill-Richardson
By merely flipping switches and punching buttons.
Daft Punk captivated the crowd of nearly a thousand,
transforming the Z95 bopping top-40 Rage into a full-
on warehouse rave. Two guys, forty thousand dollars
worth of hardware, 80000 watts, bass, lights, ravesque
video effects and....not much of a "show" for anyone
sober enough to be paying attention.
The French sensation (yes, they are French) hit the
North American mainstream about eight months ago
with "Da Funk," accompanied with a most notable
video starring a dog-headed character. Since then
another infectious song, "Around the World," has infiltrated the daily humming of thousands. Their album
offers more of these surprisingly simple but catchy
rhythms cleverly mixed together to produce a very
tight album.
- It was clear from the moment the doors opened
that we would be hearing a much more potent sound
than their disc offered. Opening DJs Czech, Tripwire
and Sean Broderick set the tone and built the tempo,
using rave standbys Doc Martin, Keoke and others. By
the time Daft Punk took the stage, the crowd was in full
fever. The floor was packed. The music stopped. Two
short guys, looking all of sixteen years old, dressed in
black skater gear, slid in behind the barricade of digital equipment, strapped on the headsets and began to
"play".
To give them credit, they didn't mess around.
"Musique," a track off the popular Wipeout compilation, was the opener, with "Da Funk" waiting in the
wings. After getting through the obligatory recognisable tracks, uptempo and remixed, they quickly settled into an acid-trance set that surpassed Rabbit in
the Moon. The strong raver element ofthe crowd, easily identifiable by neon orange boots, glow in the dark
deele boppers, and clothing made out of material
chemical engineers had helped to develop, carried
the posers and regulars with it in ecstatic delirium.
No one was left unaffected. Even in the washroom,
swaying to the beat while pissing was a common
theme.
An hour later, Daft Punk surfaced again with
"Around the World" which drew even more shouts of
joy.
But for the discerning fan, the one who had enjoyed
their videos and their quirky songs, what was there
besides the music that made this concert worth
shelling out thirty dollars to see? The screens displayed the typical barrage of psychedelic visual effects
common to most raves which take a heavy dose of
amphetamines to get excited about. The light show
offered nothing new. It was apparent that DP was out
to prove to the underground that mainstream success
should not overshadow digital prowess.
Which leaves those people who were hoping for a
show (of some kind) in the dark. Watching DP work
was rather like watching chemical engineers putting
together aspartame. Sure the end result is excellently
produced music and no tooth decay, but it doesn't give
the sober fan anything to get excited oyer. You might
just as well wait for the remix album lo come out.
Besides, there are a lot of advantages to staying home
and hstening to music. You can get homework done.
There are no line-ups for beer. You rarely stumble over
people doing lines of crystal in your bathroom. You
have volume control. You don't have second-hand
chain smoke. You want fighting effects, try flicking the
switeh a few times to the beat. For bass, crawl into a
confined space with your subwoofer. If you like a particular track, you can put it on repeat.
All in all, unless you are a raver, or you enjoy a
good night of dancing at a decent hour on a school
night, Daft Punk would best be left on disc or video
format. ♦   ....
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Treble Charger
Maybe Ifs Me
.After an album and an EP on Toronto's mighty
Sonic Unyon label, Treble Charger are back with
their first major label release, Maybe It's Me.
This move to a major label has brought them all
the usual accoutrements: a bigger sound, cleaner production, and (surprise!) strings accompaniment, the staple addition on any alternative
rock group's second album.
Unfortunately, not much else has changed
or improved about the band. Their songs are
less adventurous and interesting than ever, as
they have apparently decided to stick closely to
the formula of simple, melodic guitar-pop
songs.
The result is
an occasionally
pleasant, often
monotonous
album with little
variation in style,
substance, or quality. None of their songs are
exceptional or terrible; instead they range
from pretty good, like the songs "Friend of
Mine" and "Red," to weak in "Scatterbrain,"
and "Take me Down." The best song on the
album is the slightly haunting, wistful, minor-
key "Christ is on the Lawn," sung beautifully by
co-frontman Bill Priddle.
Treble Charger are decent pop songwriters,
but uncreative musicians and uninteresting
lyricists. .After five-plus years and three releases, it would be reasonable to expect some kind
of evolution, but there's none to be found here.
lAayhe It's Me's greatest fault is that it's an
average album in a music world already saturated with average music. Diehard Treble
Charger fans (is there such a thing?) and stay-
puff alterna-kids may appreciate this record,
but otherwise, it's better to look elsewhere. ♦
AliMadani
Artificial Joy Club
Melt
Songs are a fine balance between music and
word. If the lyrics take over the music, it's
poetry. If the lyrics are insubstantial, the song
is better off becoming an instrumental piece.
In their debut album Melt, the .Artificial Joy
Club has tried to marry their lyrics with music.
Taking inspiration from every aspect of mod
ern life and pop culture, the Joy Club make references to everything from Kraft Dinner to the
V-Chip. The resulting lyrics are often witty,
poetic, or in the case of the last track "Garbage
Cans," clever social commentary.
A few of the songs on Mild are genuinely
interesting, both lyrically and musically. The
bouncy "Sick and Beautiful" quickly comes to
mind, the song compares a relationship to a
fight between Bambi and Godzilla.
Unfortunately most of the songs are tragically lacking, the lyrics of many songs
often seem
forced and broken, as if the writers had too
much to say and too
few minutes allotted on the track to do it in. .Also, a lot
of the  musical  accompaniment
seems boring and unoriginal.
Perhaps the reason most of the
songs fail in the album are the vocals.
In particular the vocals sung by Sal. Like so
many alterna vocalists today, Sal tries to insert
anger and angst into her songs, but it quickly
comes across as not being genuine. Even
when spouting a four letter expletive, she lacks
the venomous tone which leaves an impression long after the last notes have been played.
Melt as an album falls just short of being a
good album. It does not establish the Joy Club
as anything different, merely as imitators of an
already successful formula. ♦
Ronald Nurwisah
TOAD THE WET SPROCKET
Coil
Perhaps one of the most under-appreciated
bands to develop in the milieu of the late 80's
concert-rock collapse and the gestation of its
bastard offspring, 90's mainstream alternative, Toad the Wet Sprocket has managed to fall
back into anonymity following their breakthrough release, Fear, in 1992. Having settled
into a steady sales pattern supported by a
large, stable core of fans, this relatively young,
highly independent group has been able to pursue a creative path uninhibited by the pressures of anxiety-stricken record companies.
Blending their trademark mix of joy with
sorrow, laughter with pain, and spirituality
with the mundane, Coil is a consistent, if conservative, release. Perhaps signifying a willingness to depart from the road to sublime melodic whimsy well-trod in the preceding albums,
Dulcinea and In Light Syrup, this latest effort
features a more eclectic approach to song
writing. Reminiscent of earlier albums
like Pale and Fear, Toad has once again
adopted straightforward structure and
simple song-writing, verse-chorus-verse
and major chords in four-four time, with
a punctuated twist or selective emphatic nuance for variation. Crisp
and controlled acoustic
guitar and soothing bass support soft but
dynamic vocals,
with basic drumming added to flesh
out the beat.
As with the choral
resonation of the double-helical so far
inscribed with the lyric
transcriptions on the
leaflet underbelly, echoes
of other contemporary musicians can be heard
in the restive undulations of the recording.
There is possibly a touch of 1NXS in "Desire,"
and maybe a throwback to Tom Cochrane in
"Throw it all Away."
However, mdulging in an extensive range of
influences hasn't sacrificed the soul of Toad's
sound; there is no detraction in either the emotional tide of the instrumental ebb and flow, or
lapses in the poignancy of Phillips' lyrical skill.
Coupled with impressive studio work, and a
capable production staff, the final product is
impeccably clean in both sound and content.
This well recorded, enhanced CD is highly recommended to those who enjoy a lighthearted
approach to a basic four-person-band rock; a
must for a Paisley Suitcase fan, a suggestion for
the REM diehard and a relief from the stagnancy of Bush and similar groups of entertainers.
Nathan Kennedy
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SEAN PENN and Robyn Wright get comfortable in
Nick Cassavete's She's So Lovely.
SHE'S SO LOVELY
at the Varsity, Granville 7
by Jaime Tong
The world is divided into people
who can cook five course meals
and those who are better off
preparing just a snack or two.
Problems arise when people who
are good at making appetisers
force their guests to eat only that
for dinner because after a while
starters, even if they're presented
creatively, just don't satisfy. As a
film director, Nick Cassavete
leaves his guests hungry for the
entree.
SAe's so Lovely is a short look at
a few significant days in the life of
Maureen and Eddie, played by
real life husband and wife, Sean
Penn and Robin Wright-Penn.
Deeply in love despite their financial disparity, the couple is separated for ten years after Eddie,
who exhibits symptoms of bipolar
disorder, shoots a mental health
worker during a manic episode.
The film then fastforwards to the
present day where Eddie and
Maureen meet again. In the meantime, Maureen has become a different woman. She has remarried
and is now raising a family.
Eddie on the other hand,
is little different from the man
who ten years ago was forced
into undergoing treatment in
a mental institution. He still
loves Maureen. Great premise
for a movie, only Cassavete
doesn't quite deliver.
For the most part,
Cassavete has written an
entertaining and provocative
story, though the second half of
the film is vastly superior to the
first. The style of writing (screenplay?) is the strongest point of the
movie. Eddie's lines are a pleasure to listen to for (their poetry)
the almost poetic way that words
and phrases are strung together,
but Cassavete spends a little too
much time exploring abstract
details and waxing philosophical.
And unfortunately, a few well-written monologues do not a good
movie make; character development, or rather the lack of, and
some poor stylistic choices prevent She's so Lovely from being a
film that can be appreciated for its
combination of subtle flavours.
Eddie is by far the most dynamic character. The first half of the
film explores  Eddie's wild  and
impulsive nature that results from
his mental disorder. This sharply
contrasts with the timid person
Eddie becomes after he is
released. It's (just) too bad that
Eddie's character is the only one
that is fully developed in the film.
Robin Wright-Penn delivers a
solid performance in her portrayal
of Maureen: she adds an element
of vulnerability to an otherwise
underdeveloped and weak character who tends to cry a lot throughout the film. Though the movie is
supposed to be about Maureen
and the love triangle that she is the
centre of, as the film progresses,
her character becomes less and
less vital to the story. It is difficult
to see why two men would even
bother fighting over her.
(The film improves) around the
same time that John Travolta's
character, Joey, enters the story.
From this point on tlie film picks
up pace, the scenes are tighter and
the comic timing between the
actors is excellent. The dialogue is
also sharper and wittier. But even
the energy and style that Travolta
injects into the role can't resolve
Robin Wright-Penn
delivers a solid
performance in her
portrayal of Maureen;
she adds an element
of vulnerability
the glaring errors in Cassavete's
character development. The end
result is a character that the audience feels neither sympathy for
nor empathy with.
Another major stylistic problem with the film is the musical
score. The director could have
used a lighter touch; there's no
need to strike up the orchestra and
drums to prime the audience.
Similarly, there must have been a
sale on slow motion scenes
because this device is used over
and over in the film.
Parts of this movie are worth
watching but when shown as a
whole, it is evident that some
things are missing: cohesion and
believability of the choices and
actions made by the characters.
She may be lovely but she
certainly needs more work. THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1997
13
tomas Eloy Martinez
SANTA EVTTA
[VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL]
by John Zaozirny
"Dying
is an art like everything else
I do it exceptionally well"
Sylvia Plath's lines lead in the
strange and surreal world of Evita
Peron, the life of whom is captured
in Tomas Eloy Martinez' novel
Santa Evita. Dying may have been
something that Plath
did well, but the circumstances and the
legacy of her death
.pale in comparison
with those of Evita
Peron.
Even before her
passing in 1952, "La
Senora' had been elevated to Argentinian
sainthood by the masses
from whence she had
sprung. Each day a new
record would be broken or
established by an admirer
desperately hopeful that
their travails might somehow save Evita from the cancer that grew within her
womb. One supporter ran
rantinuousJy for nine days,
another fasted for weeks,
and a particularly loyal couple simply crawled around
the Plaza de Mayo until their
knees had been worn down
to their kneecaps.
To many, the adoration
and veneration of a woman who'd
slept her way into power and kept it
with the help of a kteptocracy, led by
her husband Juan Peron, seems
sheer lunacy. But for her time and
place, Evita was a miracle. Born a
bastard child to an impoverished
lamily Evita gradually worked her
way to becoming the most powerful
woman (and some would argue,
indirectly, lhe most powerful per
son) in an intensely patriarchal and
class-bound country. Despite her
success, Evita didn't forget her
roots. In the first months of 1951
alone, she gave away twenty-thousand houses and almost three million packages containing medicine,
furniture, clothing, bicycles and
toys. The poor lined up at the door to
her foundation days in advance for
a mere chance to plead their case in
front of her. What most people,
including Andrew Lloyd Webber,
don't know is that the money Evita
gave away came from the very pock-
Sainted
ets of those lined up outside her
doors. Through her leadership and
power, she kept in office a government that repressed its people,
threw thousands of them in jail or
forced them into political exile.
Martinez is a student of the
Latin-American tradition of magic
realism, blending this style with
other approaches, ranging from
film scripts, straight interview tran-
sciptions, lists of items, and first-person narratives from a host of
sources (including Evita, her mother, several peasants and soldiers
and even the author himself).
Sometimes even speaking directly
to the reader about struggles to tie
the novel together, Martinez
explores the story from every angle.
He draws the reader into a world
that vanished decades ago, and
shows a culture and a country that
most couldn't even point to on a
globe. Yet, reluctant to stick to one
position, he's never really sure
about what Evita
means to him.
The novel boils down
to the tale of Evita's
embalmed       corpse.
Martinez looks at the
story of Colonel Moori
Koenig, who, appointed
to    caretake    Evita's
corpse, gets drawn into
a   lifelong   and   life-
destroying obsession with it
Through   its   meticulously
detailed  portrayal  of her
corpse's journey for a resting
spot Santa Evita strives to
explain and reconstruct the
myth and legend of Evita, all
the while in wonder at it
To get an understanding
of the passion Evita arose in
her people, one needs to
merely take the emotion
expressed worldwide over
the premature death of
Princess Diana and bottle it
into a single country. Evita,
the Argentina she inhabitat-
ed and the Argentina that
has inherited her legacy are brought
to vivid life in Santa Evita, from the
details of the high machinations of
government to the depressing travails of the impoverished. If the
book gets wearing near its end,
carry on For when it finally ends,
you find yourself thrust out of its
well-written intrigue and mystery,
and back into the all too real world,
saddeningly sobered. ♦
The word from the street.,
bums Eat SHrr
by Sparrow 13
Stanzas
a COMPILATION
by Susan MacRae
Wm EAT SHIT
and oHner poems
SPARROW   13
Now that summer is over, everyone can start getting back
to voraciously reading their poetry chapbooks for the win
ter. Bums Eat Shit and
Other Stories by Sparrow
13 from manic d press out
of San Francisco is not a bad
place to start
Although I was originally
kind of put off by the title
[Bums Eat Shit is actually
some graffiti on Market
Street between 7th and 8th
in San Francisco) the poems
in this chapbook are worth
taking a look at. " Cocaine
Pantoum" is a formalist
look at a woman '' praying
to the Versateller Machine"' for fast cash, with "eyes red
as pills and psych ward bright".
"Clinical" describes the speaker of the poem getting
beat up after "meeting the wrong man" at the "wrong
place at the wrong time".
The final poem, and definitely the coup d'etat of the
chapbook was "Evil Queen on a Monday Morning''. With
verses like: '' What did you say/ I've got my witch tits/ a
steely knife thigh/ And a painted evil eye/ I feel one sav
age sissy today'" and
bums paying homage
to "garbage gods" (no
relation, however, to
Vancouver's striking
garbage men), I
enjoyed reading Bums
Eat Shit for its straight off the San Fran street poetry.
THE INSIDE COVER DESCRIBES STANZAS AS A MAGAZINE FOR
long poems/ sequences and boasts a long list of previous
contributors, some recognisable in the literary up and
comers and some not. This particular issue of Stanzas
included a long poem by meghan lynch, who is a third
year creative writing major at York University.
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from The Kootenay School of Writing in Vancouver. In the
long poem/sequence, titled "first floor inside at the ran
domisation factory" lynch demonstrates that she is def>
nitely language-based. Each poem appears to be a random collection of nouns and verbs, fragments of images,
words that seem to have no reference point or juxtapositions of dissimilar words. The poet's skill and talent are
particularly highlighted in the last poem ofthe chapbook.
The way she connects, or refuses to connect words and
images, is particularly interesting, "skeletal
we/parts/picked apart/on front lawns."
Unfortunately, I found myself straining to find the con
nections between words and themes in most ofthe rest of
the poems. Although I admire lynch's oblique approach,
I found them to be a bit too obscure, lynch's poetry doesn't create distinct images or sounds that the reader can
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THE UBYSSEY • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1997
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September 9, 1997 • volume 78 issue 2
Editorial Board
Coordinating Editor
Joe Clark
News
Sarah Galashan and Chris Nuttall-Smith
Culture
Richelle Rae
Sports
Wolf Depner
National/Features
Jamie Woods
Photo
Richard Lam
Production
Federico Barahona
The Ubyssey is the official student newspaper of the University of British
Columbia. It is published every Tuesday by
The Ubyssey Publications Society.
We are an autonomous, democratically
run student organisation, and all students
are encouraged to participate.
Editorials are chosen and written by the
Ubyssey staff. They are the expressed
opinion of the staff, and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Ubyssey
Publications Society or the University of
British Columbia.
The Ubyssey is a founding member of
Canadian University Press (CUP) and firmly adheres to CUP'S guiding principles.
All editorial content appearing in The
Ubyssey is the property of The Ubyssey
Publications Society. Stories, opinions,
photographs and artwork contained herein cannot be reproduced without the
expressed, written permission of The
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Letters to the editor must be under
300 words. Please include your phone
number, student number and signature
(not for publication) as well as your year
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checked when submissions are dropped
off at the editorial office of The Ubyssey,
otherwise verification will be done by
phone.
"Perspectives" are opinion pieces over 300
words but under 750 words and are run
according to space.
"Freestyles" are opinion pieces written by
Ubyssey staff members. Priority will be given
to letters and perspectives over freestyles
unless the latter is time senstitive. Opinion
pieces will not be run until the identity of
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Advertising
Scott Perry
Sirens screamed and people fled, for the apocalypse
had finally descended upon the land. Brought on by the
incantations of Afshin Mehin, Jamie Woods, and
Stanley Tromp, the dark forces had arisen to take their
deadly tolls. At first Richard Lam and Federico
Barahona thought that they could ally with their fellow
evil-doers, but upon their disembowlment by Marina
Atunes and Douglas Quan, they were proven fatally
wrong. Chris Nuttall-Smith's life of sin and outrage was
severed by the frantic chopsticks of Craig Reynolds and
Richelle Rae, his remains then sprinkled with ginger
spice by Sarah Galashan for her immense dining plea
sure, Jerome Yau and Dan Gibbons searched in vain
for a sanctuary, but only Wolf Depner found it in his
beloved pipe'. Pipe! Emily Mak was slaying thou-
sands with her flaming sword of Saint Charlie Cho.
Jaime Tong, John Mcalhster, and Alec Macneill-
Richardson all fell beneath her banner. Nathan
Kennedy and Ah Madam escaped by virtue of not being
anywhere in particular, though Joe Clark was not so
fortunate, as a vengeful Ronald Nursiwah righted
wrongs affected centuries ago. Casey Sedgeman flew
up through the arms of an angel, but Todd Silver was
not for the vassals of heaven. His was to die slowly as
the wild goats of Athens ripped him from limb to limb,
driven all the while by John Zaozirny, risen from the
grave to wreck his vengeance upon the evil.
Canadian
University
Bess
New student debt proposal unites strange bedfellows
There's a new proposal to change the way student loans work in Canada. The Income
Contingent Repayment (ICR) system proposed
this summer by the federal and Ontario governments calls for a 25 year loan repayment
period, during which graduates would put 10
per cent of their income over $ 15,000 towards
repayment.
Interest relief and temporary loan forgiveness
would be forgotten; bankruptcy forbidden. Seven
percent tuition increases for the next four years
with higher borrowing limits to compensate.
Here's how the current proposal could
work: A graduate with $26,000 of loans who's
lucky enough to get a $40,000 per year job
pays the loan, plus $34,000 in interest over 25
years.
We're stymied about how forbidding bankruptcy, raising tuition, and drastically increasing interest costs will help make student loan
repayment easier on graduates. Besides,
repayment isn't the problem with the current
student loan system.
The stat is almost cliche' by now, but this
year's post secondary graduates will owe an
average of $22,000; graduates next year will
owe $25,000. If tuition keeps on its upward
trend—Arts undergrad tuition was up an average of 8.7 per cent across Canada, despite BC's
tuition freeze—student debt will follow. Debt is
the problem, not repayment.
It's strange the left-wing Canadian
Federation of Students (CFS) and the big banks
would have a common cause. But like the CFS,
the lenders oppose this most recent ICR proposal. For the banks, 2 5 years is way too long to
repay a student loan and the interest costs are
too high. If the banks' customers are paying student loans, they won't be taking mortgages or
making investments.
Scotiabank says that while ICR isn't a bad idea
in principle, this incarnation would see 35 per
cent of borrowers owing money after 25 years.
And they say it might have been a good idea to
consult students about the plan.
For the CFS, a program that makes poor
graduates pay more than their rich counterparts—those with high paying jobs straight out
of school—is unfair. There's a flip side to the
ICR proposal: a graduate with a $ 100,000 per
year job pays their loan in no time and with
just a pittance of interest.
Arts students are already being shortchanged by a university that worries more
about training its students for the workforce
than educating them. How many students will
clamour to get into art history or archaeology
courses when those courses almost invariably
lead to low-paying jobs, and in turn long-term,
high-cost indebtedness? How many will come
to universities to learn and to improve themselves, and not to get rich?
The enemy of your enemy, the saying goes,
is your friend.
We'll side with banks then, and suggest this
proposal gets shelved. We'll stand behind
Scotiabank's call for consultation with students before another program is developed. It
is students after all, who are going to pay for
changes to the program.
It isn't surprising to see this proposal come
out of Ontario: the Harris government campaigned on a platform that included an ICR
student loan system, and they've made no
secret of their love of higher tuition fees. But
from Ottawa as well? We can only hope they're
more supportive of access to education than
this plan would suggests*
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Slumlords
get picky
In my search for an apartment in
August, I made use of the AMS
Rentsline. One of the listings was
for a bachelor suite in a Heritage
home, which is actually getting to
be a fancy way of saying rooming
house.
The woman who owned the
home, let me look at the suite and
fill out an application, but during
our discussion, she mentioned
that she was a little leery about my
age (over 35), my marital status
(my wife was planning to come
visit from out of town every
month or so) and my gender
(testosterone enhanced).
Needless to say I was turned
down, even though I was one of
the first people to reply to the ad.
I think the AMS Rentsline is a
great idea, but I think that when
up-and-coming slumlords want to
take advantage of the lucrative
and mostly mortgaged student
economy, it should be made clear
to them that getting too particular
about the kinds of life forms they
want to deal with is essentially
against the law. The worse part of
this experience was that the
woman was a UBC employee, and
over and above her excellent elocution and carriage, her attitudes
seem to be quite incompatible
with provincial Human Rights
Legislation and the university's
own Equity Guidelines. So much
for sensitivity training.
Bob Wakulich
Tell us what
you think
You may recognise this space as
where we usually run letters.
Unfortunately we have run out of
letters that we can run. So we
thought we would take this opportunity to remind you about acceptable
letters for publication.
We also like letters to run 300
words. If your letter is between 301
and 750 words, we'll still run it as a
perspective—space permitting.
the Ubyssey staff
Marxist leader mourned
Hardial Bains
AUG 15,1939- AUG 24, 1997
Dorothy-Jean O'Donnel
Hardial Bains, National Leader of
the Canadian Marxist I^ninist Party
died of cancer last month in Hull,
Quebec.
Hardial Bains was a student
activist and political organizer who
was active at UBC in the early
1960's. He retained his connection
to various university
campuses over the
past thirty years as a
guest lecturer and participant in Marxist
Leninist study groups
at various Canadian
universities.
Bains emigrated to
Canada from India in
1959. He completed his undergraduate studies at Punjab University
that year, and continued his graduate studies at UBC in science. He
completed his Masters degree in
Microbiology (Bacteriology and
Immunology) in 1965.
In 1963, he founded the
Internationalists which began as a
discussion group at UBC. The
Internationalists contributed to creating an atmosphere of serious discussion and ideas on campus. In
1962 he participated in organising
a mass rally of UBC students in
opposition to US nuclear threats at
the time ofthe Cuban Missile Crisis.
His 1967 pamphlet "Necessity
for Change" (reprinted in Student
Power), provided an incisive analysis of the cultural context
Perspective
of the struggle of youth and
students in the 1960's. The
struggle between anti-conscious
acceptance and conscious rejection
of the status quo was elaborated
and the role of consumer society in
deadening  social   consciousness
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was analysed. Bains' celebrated thesis that
■^Jnderstending requires an act of conscious participation
by the individual, an act of finding out", became a focal
point for serious revolutionaries who took the task of
building a new political organization in Canada, the
Communist Party of Canada (MajTrist-Leninist) which was
founded in 1970.
I did noteieet Hardial Bains untiljl9# 3, but I heard of
him ten yeass earlier when my mother and he were both
directors of International House at UBC. I recall hearing I
of his energy, vitality and political acumen, and in particular of his work to ensure that International House took a ;
stand against the South African apartheid regime from '
the early 1960's. |
Hardial Bains' theoretical tMnkiog in the fields of pol- i
itics, oilture, journalism and interdisdplinary studies is
reflected in Ms consistent political wfifing for the Party
press over, twenty-seven years (amongst others for The
Marxist teriMst weekly), and in a number of his important works such as The New Journalism, Communism I
1989-1991, Modern Communism, The Essence of the j
Consensus report on the Constitution, A Future to Face, and ;
A Power to Share.
Bains worked consistently to raise the level of politics i
and intellectual life in Canada. He held a special place in j
his heart for the youth, who, in the|*ords of the Party !
statement Tie never failed to encourage to rely on their \
own convictions and abilities with utmost confidence and |
to kowtow to no one." i
Since his 1990 submissions to the Select Committee
on Electoral Reform, Hardial Bains carried out a broad
range of activity in the field of democratic renewal of the j
poUtical process in Canada, including the work with other
small parties to demand a level playing field in the elec- j
toral arena. ** '
When Ireturned to UBC to do graduate work in 1993, \
a requirement of the History Department for admissions
was to write a short essay on 'Why I wish I wrote this ■
book". My response was to write about A Future to Face,
Hardial Bains' analysis of the 1992 Referendum on the
Charlettetown Accord.
Hardial Bains is survived by his lifetime partner
Sandra, a political personality in her own right, his six
children, and close extended family. j
A memorial meeting will be held at UBC in October, ,
details to be announced. For further information contact
CPC (M-L) at 254-1040 or e-mail q3c-ml@fox.nstn.ca.<«    :
Dorothy-Jean O'Donnel
LL
Quiet side of support
Jerome Yau
1997 means a lot to UBC students. Not
only do we have a new president but
the campus will also be the venue for
the upcoming APEC leaders' meeting
in November. Students may have
noticed that this event is fiercely
opposed by some students while some
others think that the anti-APEC voices
are misdirected and that the APEC
meeting will increase UBC's
international exposure and will
hence be beneficial to UBC students.
Anti-APEC groups have been
very active and vocal over the
upcoming APEC meeting on
campus. Jaggi Singh of APEC
Alert said that the main reasons
they oppose APEC are that the
issue of human rights is ignored and
that APEC's agenda is "fundamentally
anti-people." He criticised APEC's agenda saying that it "helps to perpetrate
and to increase environment degradation and human rights abuses."
Students within APEC Alert, according
to Singh, are particularly concerned
with the fact that President Jiang Zemin
and General Suharto will come to UBC
to attend the meeting and they argue
that these two leaders are responsible
for human rights abuses in China and
Indonesia respectively.
Despite the articulation by groups
like APEC Alert, not all students share
their views, and they argue that APEC
is a good thing. Even though students
at UBC have yet to see and hear organised pro-APEC voices, there are groups
that are working on the issue and trying to come up with an objective, apolitical standpoint. One such group is
AIESEC UBC. Members of this group
are involved in a project to learn more
about APEC and their
conclusion will be based
Perspective
on their findings, not any
pre-determined point of view.
Tinnie Chow of AIESEC UBC personally feels that APEC is a good thing
because "it brings countries closer
together [where] changes are likely to
happen as countries become more
dependent." When asked about the
human rights issue, Chow remarked
that they are aware of the concerns
raised by anti-APEC groups but feel
APEC is not the proper forum to discuss human rights issues as it is an
economic organisation.
She argued if you want to buy shoes,
you would go to a shoes store and that
you don't go to a bagel store to buy
shoes. Furthermore, she said people
should complain to organisations like
Amnesty International for not doing
enough to articulate the human rights
issue, not APEC. Chow also said that
the reason for the lack of organised
pro-APEC voices is that students who
are supportive of APEC do not think the
upcoming meeting is an issue and
some of these students do not want to
"yell and whine" around the campus to
articulate their views. Instead, many
APEC supporters would like to get
involved and focus on long term, sustainable changes. In other words, constructive engagement is the strategy of
these APEC supporters.
In fact, students are deeply divided
over the APEC issue and this is evident
as the AMS does not have any official
position in this matter. Jennie Chen,
AMS Director of Administration said
that the AMS represents all UBC students and that they noticed the polarisation of students' opinions on campus. In light of the situation, the AMS
felt that it is inappropriate to have an
official position. Nonetheless, Chen
emphasises that the AMS does "support and uphold the UN Declaration of
Human Rights" and that the AMS is
considering playing a co-ordinating
role in this issue.♦
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