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The Ubyssey Mar 8, 1988

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Court slams B.C. abortion policy
By Ross McLaren
Abortions will once again be
covered by the provincial medical
plan after the B.C. Supreme Court
ruled Monday the provincial government was breaking its own
laws by not funding the procedure.
The court ruled that the
government's order-in-council
which denied public funding for
abortions was illegal because it
was inconsistent with the government legislation which created the
medicare   system,   said   John
Dixon, president ofthe B.C. Civil
Liberties Association, which
launched the court action.
"The medical services act requires services by physicians be
paid for? he said. "Since abortions
require physicians, how can the
lieutenant-governor in council
(premier Bill Vander Zalm) deny
But Vander Zalm, in Saskatoon to attend a free trade conference, said cabinet will be meeting
as soon as possible to discuss how
the government can maintain its
position to not fund abortions.
Health minister Peter Dueck,
who has said abortions are "morally wrong", told The Ubyssey late
Monday he had "no comment until
Attorney-general Brian
Smith said the government will
now pay for abortions an d said the
government will have to re-think
its abortion policy.
Nora Hutchinson, a pro-
choice spokesperson, said it will
Kerby and Jack protest the killing of innocent little babies. Later they pray for starving children in Ethiopia
and victims of child abuse in B.C.
Foreign students welcome at UBC
By Katherine Monk
A UBC Board of Governors
proposal to attract more international students will mean fewer
spaces for average Canadians,
says academic vice-president
Daniel Birch.
"The fact is that there will be
less room for average, less-qualified Canadians? said Birch.
The report, which recommends that students from other
countries be allowed to study for
the same tuition as Canadians,
was presented to the BoG last
Thursday. Currently, foreign students pay tuition of $4,500, compared to an average of $1,800 paid
by Canadians.
"The question (of displacement) is not readily answered.
We're not really looking at dis-
placement(of B.C. students)? said
Birch, head of the committee
which prepared the report.
"In faculties such as engineering and forestry, the quota for foreign undergrads often goes unfilled. The feeling behind the report is to bring out students of
outstanding calibre", said Birch.
The report, which hopes to
raise UBC's profile around the
world, said foreign students provide different perspectives and aid
in the development of long-term
relationships among academic
and professional communities.
AMS president Tim: Bird said
the report "isn't fa-, »vholesome as
some of the other alternatives?
"B.C. has bright students, but
they don't stay here in B.C., they
go out east because of a lack of
recruitment (on the part of UBC)",
he said. "We're not enhancing the
programs, we're bringing already
proven students to make the programs look good."
Bird said UBC should reallocate funding to recruit better students from across Canada rather
than import them from abroad.
not be easy for the government to
attempt to change the medical
services act legislation to prevent
funding of abortions.
"Given the dissent within the
Socred ranks, it will not be as easy
for him to get a majority (in the
Chief Justice Alan MacEach-
ern ruled that the cabinet "can't fly
in the face ofthe will ofthe people?
said Dixon. "You can't pass legislation saying soldiers should be
clothed in winter and then pass an
order-in-council saying all soldiers must go into battle naked."
The Supreme Court of Canada in January struck down a 19
year-old section of the Criminal
Code requiring all abortions be
approved by a hospital therapeutic abortion committee.
Chief Justice Brian Dickson
ruled that abortion committees
were "often unfair and arbitrary?
and thus unconstitutional.
The Socred government said
without therapeutic abortion
committees, abortions would be
performed "willy nilly" and so
stopped funding abortions under
the medical services plan.
Engineers wave
bye-bye to cairn
By Roger Kanno
Six forestry students clear-
cut the engineer's cairn over the
weekend in a move that made a
mockery of mixed-land use of the
south end of campus.
The concrete monolith which
used to sit in front ofthe Civil and
Mechanical Engineering building,
and in the past withstood fire and
attempted towing, was reduced to
rubble after an encounter with an
angry backhoe.
The remnants were then used
to spell out the word 'FORESTRY"
on the grass adjacent to the spot
where the proud monument to
applied science once stood.
"One of the reasons we did it
was because the engineers are a
cocky bunch and we wanted to put
them in their place? said Jared,
one of the forestry students who
took part in the demolition.
"The other reason was to get
them back for all of the forestry
cars (Omars) they have destroyed
over the years. I think they've
trashed eight or ten of them over
the years? he added.
Executives ofthe Engineering
Undergraduate Society were not
at all amused by the destruction of
their legendary cairn. They were
more saddened and disgusted
than angry at the actions of the
"We are rather disappointed
in what they did? said Peter
Gwalick, EUS Treasurer, "I mean
if they had stolen it, it would have
been an impressive stunt, but
anyone can demolish a concrete
Jared said that the foresters
contacted the Campus Cowboys
and that they were given permission to destroy the cairn as long as
no buildings were damaged in the
John Smithman from UBC
Traffic and Security said that he
had no knowledge of the foresters
asking for permission to destroy
the cairn. "They could have talked
to a patrol, but it would be very
strange for them to give permission to do something like that? he
A contractor who received an
inquiry into the cost of demolishing the cairn alerted the EUS, but
the EUS decided not to act on the
tip and left the cairn unguarded
over the weekend, said Gwalick.
"Far be it for us to bad mouth
practical jokes? said EUS President-elect, Don Hallbom, "but
when the cost of that joke is thousands of dollars, that's too much.
Basically, we just want our cairn
Legal action against those
people involved is not guaranteed
but EUS president Z.Z. Larder is
pursuing it said EUS publicity
representative, Kris Edwards.
"As for retaliation, we won't do
anything destructive? she said,
"just fun things."
VOLUME 70, Number 43
Foresters clear-cut cairn after gears bury Omar one too many times
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March 8, 1988 Lubicon band stages afternoon demonstration at Robson Square
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Students sour ceremony
by Mike Gordon
and Ross McLaren
Canadian University Press
Outside, protesting students
shouted "fund education? and
held signs with premier Bill Vander Zalm's image, saying "Stop
this man? while inside the ceremony pavillion, the premier, college and business officials indulged in free liqour and oysters
on the half shell.
About 75 angry students from
across the province crowded Vander Zalm as he turned up for a
"sod-turning ceremony" to open
Capilano College's new $4 million
sports complex.
Students from Douglas, Langara and Capilano Colleges took
the opportunity to confront the
premier and voice their opposition
to provincial post-secondary
underfunding, and Vander Zalm's
personal views on abortion.
"We're here to get control of our
education? said Aias Perez, from
the Douglas College Student Action Committee. "We want some
answers about cutbacks?
"One thing that the premier
will get is that despite what the
government has done for post-secondary education, students still
aren't satisfied? said Rob Clift,
chair of the Canadian Federation
of Students (Pacific).
Douglas college students were
rallyingin support of their faculty,
who are embroiled in bitter con
tract negotiations with the college
Students from all three campuses protested the high numbers
of students turned away at registration last fall and problems with
overcrowding and fewer
course offerings.
Capilano student society officials, college board members and
the premier tried to play down the
role of dissatisfied Capilano students at the protest.
"These are not our students,
they're imports? Vander Zalm
said ofthe protestors. The premier
shook his head and laughed as the
protestors shouted during the
opening ceremonies.
"Well have to expect that
kind of (protest) in the next little
while? said Vander Zalm.
Langara student, Janice
Pasqualotto, was angry the premier wrote off the demonstration.
"Students are students? she said,
"we all need money."
Government spending has increased 37 per cent between 1981-
86, while funding to colleges in the
same period went down 15 per
cent, according to a leaflet handed
out during the protest.
The leaflet also states tuition in
B.C. has risen almost 140 per cent
since 1981 (312 per cent at the
University of British Columbia),
while student loan assistance has
dropped 64 per cent, and student
grants eliminated.
"It's pretty tough? said Vander Zalm  of the  tuition hikes,
adding that there are limited
funds available for post-secondary
education. He would not comment
on whether the pending budget
would have more post-secondary
The provincial government is
paying for $1.2 million of the new
sports complex, $800,000 of which
will come from post-secondary
funds. Capilano students are paying $700,000 over 10 years, from
1985-95, the rest coming from the
three surrounding municipalities
and a provincial lottery fund.
Pat Simmons, Capilano student society ombudsperson, said
the society decided not to take part
in the protest so the college could
work on getting a much needed $5
million expansion grant; over the
next three years.
"We had to sort of bite our
tongues. We had to go with the
sportsplex so the government will
see we have the inititive." At the
same time, Simmons said roughly
1400 students were turned away
from Cap. College this year, showing "the desparate need for expan-
When asked about the some
2,000 students turned away from
colleges last fall, particularily
Capilano, and the $1 billion overrun on the Coquihalla highway
project, Vander Zalm said, "I'll tell
you, If you're looking for the perfect world, you won't find i t here on
Loop undergoes transformation
The parking loop outside
SUB will be turned into a parking lot next week to accomodate
cars while a new multi-storied
parking lot behind Gage towers
is built, according to AMS president Tim Bird.
Bird said the loop and an
area by the tennis courts east of
SUB will remain as alternative
parking lots until September,
1988 when the new parking building is completed.
"The alternative lot will not
provide for the same volume of
cars as it does now? said Bird. "It
will be first come, first serve."
Bird said disabled people
would likely suffer without the
parking loop because of decreased access and said he was
worried about women having to
walk to the corner of SUB boulevard and Wesbrook in the dark.
Physical plant has plans to
turn the loop into a landscaped
area once the new structure is
completed said Bird.
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Uranium threat
goes unheeded
By Randy Shore
Since the seven-year moratorium on uranium mining in
B.C. was lifted last year, the provincial government has refused to
discuss the issue even though it
has been prodded by several interested groups.
In 1979, the Bennett government appointed the Bates
Commission to study uranium
mining and hear public interest
witnesses. However, the commission was prematurely dissolved
when the 1980 moratorium was
imposed leaving two-thirds of the
testimony on environmental hazards and public safety unheard.
When the moratorium was
lifted last year, Greenpeace, the
Union of Indian Chiefs, and the
Confederation of Canadian
Unions took the provincial government to court to have the Bates
commission reconvened. But the
court defeated the action saying
they filed suit under the wrong
"It doesn't matter that we
were defeated. We said what we
had to say in court? said Jim Bo-
lan of Greenpeace.
"Now its just a question of
Vander Zalm responding and saying that B.C. won't allow exploration and mining of uranium? said
Bill Bennett, on announcing
the moratorium, said: "Itis clearly
the mood ofthe people of this province that they are not prepared to
live with uranium mining."
Before the moratorium was
lifted Vander Zalm said he would
like to see a vote on uranium mining in affected communities when
the ban ends.
However, the people reiter
ated their objection in November,
1987, in the Kootenay boundary
regional district referendum on
uranium mining. The result was a
resounding "no" with votes opposed to mining and exploration
ranging from 77 to 93 per cent.
The Premier has made no
move to reimpose the moratorium
and has ignored questions on
health and environmental hazards associated with uranium.
Joan Smallwood, New Democratic Party environment critic,
called on the legislature for a
watershed management Dlan
which included monitoring for
radioactive   contamination.   She
cited examples of B.C. creeks
which are being contaminated by
radiation from mines, adding that
radioactive slag is still being
stored in Surrey. Her concerns
were ignored.
"The biggest danger to
people in B.C. is mines
where uranium is a
by-product of extracting other minerals,"
-Arne Hansen.
Cliff Serwa, Socred MLA for
Okanagan South, has also raised
the issue, asking for "a task force
to explore the health effects of this
on our people." Serwa was ignored
by both the Premier and his own
The Okanagan is the richest
region for uranium in B.C. and the
site ofthe Blizzard mine, one ofthe
most promising uranium mine
sites in the province.
"If the Blizzard site is opened
it will contaminate Rock Creek's
drinking water, about 40,000 litres a day? said Arne Hansen ofthe
Western Canada Wilderness
There is so much uranium in
the area that mining other minerals or even gravel excavation can
produce dangerous quantities of
uranium and deadly radon gas.
"The biggest danger to people
in B.C. is mines where uranium is
a by-product of extracting other
minerals? said Hansen.
When uranium is present in a
mine site, even in small quantities, radon gas is produced. The
radioactive gas is heavier than air
and collects in low areas such as
valleys where it can remain active
for thousands of years.
If the Blizzard mine is opened
Dr. John Hughes, a Rock Creek
physician, will be advising people
to abandon the valley as uninhabitable.
Already some soils in the
Okanagan are too "hot" for agricultural use according to UBC
toxicologist Dr. Chris Van Netten.
Dr. Van Netten found that
vegetables grown in this soil
"could be a formidible source of
If tighter controls on radioactive contamination through irresponsible mining practices and a
ban on mining and exploration for
uranium are notin place soon B.C.
may be headedfor ecological disaster.
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March 8, 1988
The Annual General Meeting Of The Grad Class Is:
Friday, March 11th, 1988
12:30 p.m.
SUB Ballroom
The Following
Class Gifts
Will Be Voted
(Maximum Request
Per Gift Is
Title: Crane Library
Talking Book Fund
Group: Crane Memorial
Library, U.B.C.
Amount: $3,000
Total Budget:    $3,000
Crane Library submits a request for a
$3,000 contribution to the Crane Library Talking Book Fund to supplement the production of recorded talking books, specifically in specialized
areas which require hiring of subject
experts and the production of university level leisure reading materials
such as Canadian biographies, history and books on British Columbia
Title: Disabled Student
Group: Student Counselling
and Resources
Amount: $2,796
Total Budget:    $2,796
Purchase of 4 Cannon Communicators at $699 each. This equipment will
enable a broad range of disabled students to have immediate communication with others. The equipment has a
keyboard which prints the communication out on tape. It is very light and
portable which would benefit mobility impaired students. This device
would further the Independence of
the students concerned.
Title: Handicapped
Access Improve
ments to S.U.B.
Group: Student Administra
tive Commission
Amount: $3,000
Total Budget:    $3,600
Proposed is the installation of anelectrical door at the main entrance of SUB
to allow easier access for handicapped students. Presently, all doors
to SUB are manually opened and this
presents an obstacle for disabled persons trying to enter the building. The
door will be on a time delay which
will allow time for the student to pass
through without having to struggle to
open the door.
Total Budget:
Library Workstation Terminal
U.B.C. Library
To purchase an "intelligent workstation" terminal for student and faculty
access to the Library catalogue. The
project is a major shift to improved
methods and speed of access for user's
via online inquiry of Library files. The
terminal will be one of four installed
in the Main library. Seven others are
being acquired for other Library
Total Budget:
Neville Scarfe
Children's Garden
Education Students
The Neville Scarfe Children's Garden started
as U.B.C.'s first participatory demonstration
project during last year s open house. It has
resulted in the physical transformation of an
under developed area into a very attractive
functional and potentially viable outdoor laboratory for furthering children's development
We are applying for funds to ensure creation of
a Scarfe Educaiton Endowment Fund. This
fund would ensure the following development
of undergraduate and graduate research; increased practical utilization and interaction by
children and educators in alternative learning
environments; creation of a "Special Collection" of related resource and curriculum based
materials; implementation of necessary and
desirable improvements promoting continued
expanding community awareness and participation; and exploration of educational opportunities on and off campus.
Title: S.U.B. Plaza
Group: Alma Mater Society
of U.B.C.
Amount: $3,000
Total Budget:     $4,800
Proposed is the construction of several benches similar to those already
in place to be situated on the SUB
plaza. The present number of benches
is inadequate, and this is evident especially on sunny days when students
have to resort to stairs or the ground
for seating. This project will benefit
all UBC students who venture over to
the SUB and who would like to sit
Total Budget:
War Memorial
Student Garden
Physical Education
War Memorial Student Garden -
Benches and surrounding garden will
be situated on the North-East grassy
area outside of War Memorial Gymnasium. The planning and construction of the garden will be undertaken
by the Physical Education Undergraduate Society and Physical Plant.
This area receives sunlight all day
long but is never used by students to
relax because of a lack of seating arrangements and very little scenery.
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March 8,1988 Arts slams advanced credit
By Mark Seebaran
The Faculty of Arts has accepted a report which argues that
high school students in enrichment programs should not be
granted university credit for their
The Faculty of Arts report was
written in response to two motions
put forward at Senate last November which would give credit to high
school students enrolled in the
International Baccalaureate and
Advanced Placement programs
(IB and AP). Those who take a few
courses of proposed 'concurrent
studies' at UBC while still in grade
11 or 12 would be granted credits.
The Faculty of Arts report
claims that there is no hard evidence that we're losing students
by not giving advance credits for
IB and AP. The report suggests
giving advanced standing to these
students for a three year trial
period. This means simply exemption from the relevant UBC
The report questions, "what,
from an educational point of view,
is achieved by giving Advanced
Credit, that is not achieved by a
more explicit and better organized
system of Advanced Standing."
But some members of the university community think there
should be no question that UBC
grant credit for programs like the
IB. Student senator-at-large Tony
Fogarassy says that "UBC will
relegate itself to a B-class university" if it doesn't do so, and that
"UBC could and should be the
Harvard or Cambridge of Canada? Fogarassy, as well as some
faculty members, feel that the
granting of advanced credit by a
particular campus can act as an
incentive for students to go there.
Supporters of granting credit
maintain that the experience of
other campuses suggests that accelerated students usually still
take a full load each year, and
therefore do not necessarily narrow the scope of their degree.
Rather, having already proven
themselves in high school, they
are permitted to get on with more
challenging work.
The report also suggests some
alternatives, such as offering advanced sections of more first-year
UBC courses (this dependent on
more funding), or making it easier
for exceptional students to graduate after grade 11 instead of grade
IB and AP are programs of
advanced, pre-university study
that have been offered widely in
Europe and the U.S. for decades,
but are comparatively recent in
Many Canadian and American
universities already gi ve credit for
IB courses. The University of
Toronto, for example, gives credit
up to the equivalent of nine UBC
units for an IB grad with sufficiently high test results. Harvard
considers them eligible for sophomore (second year) standing,
while SFU gives transfer credit to
students scoring high in any ofthe
more difficult (known as Higher
Level) IB courses. For graduates of
the Advanced Placement program, these same institutions and
many others will consider giving
advanced standing, but not credit.
Final decisions will not be
reached until the Senate votes on
the motions, probably in April or
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Last Sunday the UBC campus echoed with the cacophony of churning pool water, crescen-
dos of changing gears and the rhythmic pounding of feet on ashphalt during the performance of
the sixth annual UBC triathlon. Participants from the community and UBC participated in the
short course triathlon which consisted of an 800 metre swim, an eight kilometre run, and a 23
kilometre cycle. This year's triathlon boasted a broad cross-section of triathletes, including a 14
year old, a 55 year old and a blind cyclist.  The event continued on its ascending tangent of success as the 431 participants dwarfed the 320 of only a year ago - and there has been talk of a two
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Kemp is out
Candidate to drop bid
J\iDM   _
Copyright 1988, National Review Ltd..150 East 35.1 St. New York, N.Y.  Reprinted with permission
By Rick Hiebert
Barring a miracle in today's Republican caucuses and primaries,
Republican congressman Jack Kemp will abandon his campaign for the American presidency tomorrow.
"Within the campaign circles? said a Washington state party official
yesterday, "it is official. Kemp is going to quit. He told us he is going to
:all it quits on Wednesday. He just wants to give people one more chance
to voice their opinion."
Kemp, the conservative Republican New York congressman, looked
to be one ofthe frontrunners in 1988 when Reagan was renominated. A
godfather to "supply-side economics", the policy of cutting tax rates
without matchingcuts in government spending, a staunch anti-communist who calls himself "a heavily armed dove" and a former star
American Football League quarterback, Kemp looked to be a strong
candidate this year for the Republican right.
But the nagging problems of running a modern American presidential campaign have sent Kemp "to the showers" early. Kemp lacks the
money, organization and volunteer support to be a contender this year.
Kemp's campaign in Whatcom county's problems are so bad that they
had to come up into Canada to recruit Canadian university students as
"We need all the support we can get," said Jim Twining the Bellingham financial planner who runs Kemp's Whatcom county campaign,
who as of last week had "six or seven volunteers" to spread between the
155 precincts of the county. "We are massively underfunded and
disorganized here in Whatcom County? he added.
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8/THE UBYSSEY Kemp campaign is sackei
from page 8
"You'd like an example of our financial problems?
Don Topp, who was county chairman for Kemp before
me, went over to chair the (Pat) Robertson campaign
because he kept on getting letters from the Jack
Kemp national headquarters literally pleading for
money. He finally said 'this is ridiculous' and left."
The campaign problems carried over to the Kemp
campaign's attempt to recruit young people at the
Bellingham campus of Western Washington University. Although Kemp got over 57 percent ofthe vote
in a Feb. 2 vote among campus Republican voters
here, only four volunteers have offered to help the
campaign, according to Paul Kingston, who runs the
campaign here.
"It's hard to get any Republicans at WWU, let
alone Kemp supporters? Kingston says.
However, some campus Republicans, especially
those in Washington state, think Jack Kemp is great.
"On Washington campuses? says University of
Washington College Republican president Mary
Geiermann, "You hear mostly about Kemp, a little
about Pat Robertson and (Senator Robert) Dole and
almost nothing about (Vice President George) Bush?
"Kemp is young, right wing and articulate and
students really go for that sort of thing? she says.
"Well now, I detect some kind of nasty
curve in that last question, which I do
not appreciate at all. I think this interview is going nowhere and I really have
to get back to work."
Mark Pidgeon, a University of Washington business student who is state youth co-ordinator for the
Kemp campaign, is much more optimistic.
"His (Kemp's) youth support is strong, he's unbeatable? says Pidgeon. According to Pidgeon, Kemp won
8 out of 9 Washington campuses, with 67.6 per cent
ofthe vote state wide, in the Feb.2 Washington state
campus Republican non-binding vote.
Nationally, Pidgeon says, Kemp is the favorite
candidate of young Republicans. At the last national
convention of College Republicans, Kemp got 64.8
per cent ofthe non-binding vote. "Nationwide, young
people are a Kemp resource. The youth for Kemp is
the strongest part of his campaign?, says Pidgeon.
He adds that on most other campuses in Washington, there are independently Kemp for President
clubs, but that they are also running into difficulties.
The voting support, he said, "doesn't translate that
well into direct volunteer support unfortunately."
Pidgeon adds that the Kemp campaign's chronic
money problem hurt the Kemp youth campaign in
Washington state.
'We don't have a state youth budget. All I have for
campaign material is 5,000 Youth For Kemp state
flyers," he said.
There's no money coming from the National
campaign for the state campaign, let alone specifically for the youth. It's not that the state campaign
doesn't want to give us money, they've been very generous, it's just that Washington hasn't been given a
lot of money to start with. As it stands, the Kemp
youth campaign stands to lose one or two thousand in
this state."
"No-one ever has enough money. That's one of the
iron rules of politics—you never have as much money
as you need," says Dick Derham, the Seattle lawyer
who is the state chairman for Kemp's Washington
Although Derham is the state chair for the campaign, he is running the state campaign, almost by
himself, out of his house and dowtown office.
Derham doesn't let on that he knows much about
the state campaign. He doesn't really want to discuss
campaign finances. A "fair number" of people are volunteering for the Kemp campaign statewide. He'd
like to get back to his desk, as he has work to do.
However, Derham comes to life when he hears of
the Canadian students volunteering to help the
Kemp campaign.
"I'm very glad to hear that? he says, "I think it's
great to get the Canadian support. Volunteer support
is the name ofthe game."
Does he see a problem with having to get campaign
volunteers from Canada?
"Well now, I detect some kind of nasty curve in that
last question, which I do not appreciate at all. I think
this interview is going nowhere and I really have to
get back to work."
End of interview.
One cannot really fault Derham for wanting to
make the most of abad situation. When told that a Seattle Times poll last weekend of 500 Washington
voters had Kemp as the first choice for President by
only 2 per cent of respondents (he trailed every other
Presidential candidate, even Gary Hart who got 4 per
cent), Derham told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Monday that the poll didn't necessarily include those
who would attend caucuses. "They're just in a different universe? he said.
The national Kemp campaign faced much of the
same problems ofthe state campaigns, namely problems with volunteers, funding and gaining media attention.
Kingston puts the volunteer problem best. "If
Kemp was winning preople would be flocking to
support him. Ifs hard to recruit for a candidate that
is consistently running third and fourth in caucuses
and primaries."
Volunteer drives are also hard to do without
money. The Kemp campaign is the poorest ofthe four
remaining Republican presidential candidacies. As
of late February, the campaign had only raised $14.1
million in campaign funds, hardly enough to run a
national campaign, especially with the advent of
"Super Tuesday", today's mega-state primary. It has
been estimated that at least $2 million was needed to
advertise in preparation for today's primaries, $5
million being necessary to do a blanket ad campaign.
Which means less money for the campaigns in
peripheral states like Washington. Says Kingston,
"Kemp has to look at his priorities. The Southern
states just have so many delegates today and he has
to use his staff and money where it will do him the
most amount of good."
"We just ran out of money? Twining said
yesterday,"We couldn't buy exposure on prime time
TV, get ads or news coverage. That's what happened
to the campaign."
"All you can do is lick your wounds? he
said,"there's always next time."
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Svend defended
Even in 1988, it is a big deal to be a
Last week, Svend Robinson displayed
honesty and integrity by publicly announcing that he is gay. So far he has
been subject to vandalism by homo-
phobes and criticism by fellow politicians
merely for taking a progressive step
towards promoting equality for all individuals regardless of sexual orientation.
His announcement has forced many
people, including political leaders, to face
the issue of homosexuality. While some
politicians, including members ofthe
NDP caucus, have supported Robinson,
others have expressed views that belong
in the middle ages. Grant Devine, Premier of Saskatchewan, says he has as
much sympathy for homosexuals as he
has for bankrobbers. To associate homosexuality with criminality is archaic and
dangerous thinking. Such intolerance is
bred of fear and ignorance. In his first
pre-election speech, Fisheries Minister
Tom Siddon said that the Progressive
Conservatives "were defenders of accepted lifestyles." Just what is an accepted lifestyle? Does that mean being a
white, middle class male, with a wife
and two kids? And last but not least, our
own Champion of Morality, Bill Vander
Zalm, thinks that Robinson's declaration
will encourage Canadian children to
become homosexual. Maybe Premier
Vander Zalm thinks homosexuality is a
contagious disease, or something which
one chooses on a whim.
No matter what your personal politics, you have to admit that Svend
Robinson has contributed a great deal to
Canadian society through his work as a
student politician at UBC and then in
the parliament. He is not alone in being
a gay person in a prominent position.
His critics should respect his sexual
orientation and stop acting like fascist
thugs. This is supposed to be a free
society, folks.
March 8,1988
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Rick Hiebert, salami preluding from his left ear, ran wailing out ofthe room. "Tm
gonnza tellza Momma bear, who works for the National Review! Then well see
who sticks ten pund greased salamis in who.* he sopbbed squafflely as he
smorged Bwarbled vomitingly upon one and all. Laura Busheikin, languishing
on some beach (ie. not at work), was looking around for dark latino men. "I want
dark latino men," she said. "Give me dark latino men." But alas none were to be
found, because Laura had taken the wrong flight- the flight to...to..-the land of
AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGghhhhhhhh. Upon waking, Laura found Corrine
Bjorge (also not at work), basking in the glow of a tall, white very white -
fundamentalist waving The Living Bible. Corinne, desparate for sex, and with
only one week for sex, sought sex sagaciously. Sex, sex, sex. It was nowhere to be
found. Was it under the rock? Under the table? Under the huge salami? No, no
sex. Laura and Corrine paid over $2,000 for what? No sex. But then, over the
horizon it appeared. A man. Walking down the beach towards them, the sun
shining on his well tanned and muscular back. Was this it? Sex? No, no sex. It
was Ross McLaren come to haunt them, carrying a huge dummy in front. Laura
and Corrine shrieked and passed out from the shock. Ross picked them up and
carried them back to the land of
AAAAAAAAAAAGGGCJGGGGGGGGghhhhhhhhh. "Come my littledarlings for
you are mine," Ro6S squeaked. Robs hadn't used his equipment for a time longer
than Laura and Corrine. An amazing long time indeed. And then there was, Sean
McLaughlin, Steve Preece, Steve Scrimshaw, Gordo Clarke, Alison Felker,
Elynn Richter, Chewwie Wong, Katherine Monk, Peter Francis, Heather Jenkins, R.D. Shore, Derrek Craig, Alex Johnson, Kevin Harris, Jody Woodland,
Carolyn Diamond, Tim McGrady, Mark Seeparada, Deanne Fisher wasn't there,
but Roger Canno was, and the spiritually inclined Mike Gordon.
R.D. Shore
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Corinna Bjorge
Ross McLaren
Laura Busheikin
Victor Chew Wong
Little Bill, tormented by the big
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Capitalist pigs
& communist
I am writing an open
letter to the person who
physically damaged a sandwich-board sign last Friday,
used by the International
Ascended Masters Class, a
UBC spiritual club, to advertise the series of video
showings called the Defense
of Freedom, and to the
It is a shame that in a
free country like Canada
people like you must revert
to physical violence to demonstrate what you do not
agree with, in this case, the
video showings ofthe I
The I AM C has been
presenting information
about what Communism is
doing in places like Nicaragua, Afganistan, and the
Soviet Union. We have had
no one publicly protest
about the verity ofthe information that we are presenting, either from The Ubyssey or anyone else. In fact,
The Ubyssey is giving us the
"silent treatment" because
it feels that we are a "right-
wing" club.
I would have thought
that after we presented the
video on the International
Capitalist/Communist Conspiracy by Antony C. Sutton, we would have been
labeled as a "left-wing" activists for exposing the
deadly relationship between the super Capitalists,
like the Rockefellers, and
the Communist murderers.
The I AM C believes
that when freedom is
abused or supressed,
whether in religion or politics, it affects all of us for the
David Chu
President, I AM C
Don't promote
In response to Doug
Gerspacher (Mar. 4) the
purpose ofthe satirical piece
entitled  "What Exactly  is
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Collective arrogance fouls environment
This letter is in response to student feedback
on the "B.C. Wilderness: A
Sacred Trust" presentation. Many students said
they appreciated the slide
presentation and Dr.
Suzuki's lecture, but did
not like his "confrontational" question period.
However, whether or not
we approved of Dr.
Suzuki's approach should
not cloud the importance of
his message.
In his letter to the
Ubyssey (March 1), forestry student Steven
Thorpe asks (regarding Dr.
Suzuki): "Why do we listen
to a man who seems to have
gone off the deep end and is
drowning in his own arrogance?" Dr, Suzuki's mes
sage, however, is that 'all of
us', as a species, *have gone
off the deep end and are
drowning in our own arrogance!' This human arrogance deserves our attention much more than David
Suzuki's supposed egocen-
trism which another forestry student, Mike Barker,
took the time to comment
upon in his letter to the
Ubyssey. This collective
arrogance, which allows us
to believe that we can "control and manage" the natural world to which we belong, is causing the
extinction of numerous
other species daily and the
life systems of our planet. If
you do not trust Dr. Suzuki,
just read about the similar
findings of countless scien
tists from around the world.
"Share the Stein" is not
a reasonable option because we should "Share
British Columbia", in
which case relatively small
areas like the Stein Valley
would be set aside in their
natural state without hesitation. If we were to also
protect all of Strathcona
Park, Meares Island, Seven
Sisters and the Khutzey-
mateen as "Class A" Parks,
along with South Moresby
and other already-protected areas, we would be
choosing to set aside less
than 8% of B.C. in its natural state. Surely our arrogance could stand this
much humility.
Kenneth Andrews
Arts 4
Heterosexuality..." (Feb. 12)
was not to imply that
heterosexuality is an
aberrant behavior, but
rather to obtusely assert
that homosexuality is not
aberrant behavior! Definitively speaking, because
homosexuality is a behavior
that departs from the norm
(standard; regular; average)
it can therefore be classified
as aberrant. In my opinion
the satire goes beyond the
bounds of saying "you have
the right to live, if you so
choose, as a homosexual"; in
fact it implies "it is desire-
able to choose to live as a
homosexual because in so
doing you will discover your
true self, find sexual freedom and escape the common
socially impinged stereotypes to which unthinking
heterosexuals succumb".
Again, it is one thing for the
Ubyssey to advocate gay
civil rights and assist the
GLUBC by making people
aware of the injustices and
struggles ofthe gay community, but (as in the case of
this graphic/article) it is
another thing to print something which advocates one
sexual lifestyle over another. Such an act indicates
either editorial irresponsibility or advocacy. In this
case, neither is worthy of a
first class journal.
In response  to  Philip
Meeks letter (Mar. 4), de
spite his desire that gays not
be represented as "tragic
victims" he nevertheless
depicts them as victims
when he gloats that I now
have "as small inkling of
what it is like to [have my]
sexuality degraded and
mocked - something gays
and lesbians experience
everyday." Furthermore,
Mr. Meeks again contradicts himself when he says
"we are simply gay; no excuses supplied", after having spent the previous paragraph supplying an excuse
as to why gays need no excuses. Mr. Meeks, I never
asked for any exuse either
from the GLUBC or the
Ubyssey. What I did request
was an editorial statement
regarding the Ubyssey's
position on the matter of
printing material advocating one sexual preference
over another. In closing I
want to point out that your
assumed intent of my letter
(eg: "If he thinks..."), is unfounded. It looks as though
you are seeing enemies
where there are none. By
the way Mr. Meeks, regarding your inflammatory comment concerning "how myopic and dense even educated people can be", just
remember, people who live
in glass houses shouldn't
throw stones.
Steven E. Ward
Arts 4
involves two
moral beings
In the present debate
concerning abortion and
the public funding
thereof, various groups
have expressed strong
opinions and critical
charges against discordant perspectives.
Though I side with Pro-
life and the Premier, it is
not my intent to argue my
views here.
Rather I'd like to
question a comment made
by UBC Professor and
spokesman for the BC
Coalition for Abortion
Clinics, Hilda Thomas.
Her remark, "Women
should have the right to
make their own moral decisions about their own
bodies," is one which most
pro-choice supporters
would likely advocate. By
precedent of this, though,
it appears that an individual with such a sovereign
moral authority over his
or her body must necessarily have the same right
to take narcotics or
commit suicide because
such addictions could only
affect the individual.
Please consider that
abortion involves a second
Gord Hohensee
Arts 2
March 8,1988 A call for democratic taxation
Taxpayers should have right to direct dollar disbursement
On February 1,1988, Dr. Jer-
rilynn Prior, an assistant professor 6f medicine at U.B.C. lost her
court case defending her refusal to
pay taxes that could be used for
military spending. Dr. Prior belongs to the Society of Friends
(Quakers), whose stance on pacifism is well renowned.
If individuals cannot
be trusted to contribute to the general
good of the nation,
why do we trust politicians?
How do people who hold deep
pacifistic convictions cope with
paying into a system that supports
military institutions? Some keep
their income at subsistence level
in order to avoid paying taxes.
Others, like Thoreau, may deem it
necessary to go to prison. But most
people, who want to financially
prosper and keep their freedom of
mobility, must find other ways.
The judge presiding over
Prior's casesaid that a ruling in
her favour "would lead to chaos",
presuming thousands would follow her example in any area of
taxation. But is individual control
over one's own money chaotic?
The way the government now
spends our money is where the
true chaos exists.
Some would like to see the
government's function reduced to
protection, and only retain control
ofthe police, the armed forces, and
the courts. Nobody would be coerced into paying for the service, it
would be a matter of personal
choice. People who need the security of being defended by armies
would pay for them, and those who
would rather be killed themselves
than kill others, who believe in a
soul that cannot be slain, would be
free not to pay, though they would
still "benefit" from the army they
do not want.
But this kind of reasoning
could be applied to anything, such
as welfare, education, health etc.
Socialists cringe at the thought.
But if individuals cannot be
trusted to contribute to the general good ofthe nation, why do we
trust politicians?
We must have efficient means
of helping others, but at the same
time, we must have the freedom to
be selfish if we choose, as long as
"the golden rule" is obeyed.
In this dehumanized society,
where profit is put over personal
well being, some think a socialist
government would put an end to
rampant greed. But it is the individuals who have to change; no
single ideology is going to make us
better citizens. More responsibility must be invested every citizen,
at the expense ofthe faceless bureaucracy.
Weighing all these considerations, I feel the best system for this
country's present situation is to
continue a government taxation
policy, only with the distribution
of funds answerable to the payer.
With current technology, this plan
is more feasible than most people
think. I could authorize the government to utilize my tax dollars
for education and social services,
but not for defense or Mulroney's
dinner parties. When Reagan
comes to visit, they can take him to
By no means is this a "cure all"
solution, but it's a start.. How
individual and community interests can be consolidated to a
greater degree requires a continued devotion of time and effort by
every free thinking person in this
country, and indeed the world.
Greg Davis is a Ubyssey staffer
who calls upon the masses to exercise their democratic rights. Yah!
Abortion issue demands free vote
A middle ofthe road situation
has started to veer drunkenly to
the right in regards to the field of
personal rights. Specifically, I refer to the abortion issue. In the
past the abortion committees were
able to function at least passably
well and reflected the views ofthe
surrounding community, had they
cared to vote for their hospital
boards. The recent Supreme Court
decision has cast down this control, and rightly or wrongly, we
live under a new system. This lack
of legislation governing abortion
has resulted in a system akin to
the situation in the U.S, i.e., abortion on demand. This is not in
keeping with previous Canadian
ideology because as a welfare state
we let the government retain some
control over us to protect us from
ourselves. If we did not want any
control then we could easily move
down south to a society that values
a high degree of self-determination.
Unfortunately what has hap
pened in British Columbia is that
an overly strict local control,
which legally has no status, is
being rigorously enforced through
the ministrations of a single man,
Mr. Vander Zalm. I understand
that he has a right to hold his own
opinions on the subject, however
incoherent and misleading they
may be. What does upset me is
that, currently, the provincial
cabinet ministers are evading the
question of their personal belief
through misplaced loyalty to the
government. This allows the autocratic behaviour ofthe Premier to
become the acting law of cabinet
and therefore our 'Lotusland'.
We elect MLA's to give our
views by choosing the candidate
who we feel would do the best job of
supporting the lifestyle in tune
with our beliefs. Through their
refusal to proclaim their own posi
tions that we voted them into
power for, we are left with a one
man government with an unquenchable thirst to leavj a personal impression on the province.
So far he has removed ' Fantasy
Gardens" from the agricultural
land reserve, is in the process of
trying to keep his wife's taxes
down on the property and amend
other laws which would result in
his personal gain, and has now
created this abortion scandal.
Come on Mr. Premier, stop
trying to run this province into the
ground with your personal feudal
system. The abortion issue is a
matter of personal ethics, not one
of personal political power. Put
this matter to the free vote; we
voted for our members of provincial parliament for their morals,
not yours.
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March 8, 1988
THE UBYSSEY/11 Ice-Birds woes may melt in 1988
O'Malley fights to exorcise losing ghosts of yesteryear
While a pair of prairie hockey
clubs are in the midst of a play-off
battle for the Canada West title
the UBC Thunderbirds head to the
rink for an important practice.
The "Birds once again failed to
qualify for post-season play, but a
game against a team of ex-NHL
greats will give a sense of purpose
to the beleaguered 'Birds. The
likes of Guy Lafleur and his sidekick Steve Shutt will draw hockey
fans out in droves, right? Wrong.
The 'Birds brush with fame
has suddenly been snuffed out due
to poor ticket sales.
What are the reasons for this
lack of interest in the hockey
Well the story begins some
seventeen years ago when the
'Birds last won a Canada West
title. The 1971 edition ofthe'Birds
ended the five year reign of the
perennial powerhouse Alberta
Golden Bears.
Since this golden age of UBC
hockey the 'Birds have failed to
capture the Canada West title for
17 straight years. Sisyphus didn't
fail as often as the 'Birds. Even the
most ardent hockey fan would feel
his or her patience wither under
such circumstances.
The snowball has been rolling
for well nigh two decades and to
day people drift into the Thunder-
bar for a few cheap pints of draft
beer, watch Hockey Night in Canada on the big screen and occasionally glance condescendingly at the
'Birds struggling to win a mean-
nothing game.
The "Birds woes are multiplied by the fact that the prairie
hockey clubs have a greater number of talentedlocal players from
which to choose and a successful
record to lure recruits.
But should the 1987-88 "Birds
in 28 games to lead the team in
scoring. He brings four years of
experience with the Spokane
chiefs ofthe WHL onto the ice and
it shows in the tenacity of his fore-
checking and backchecking. Del-
court can only enhance the 'Birds
chances of rising in the standings
next season.
Swift skating left winger
Scott Fearns has demonstrated
good play-making skills and the
ability to score consistently in his
two years with the 'Birds. Fellow
receive the criticism that has been
levelled at their predecessors?
'Birds head coach Terry
O'Malley has tried to build a
stronger team in his two year tenure with the 'Birds. This year's
performance idicates he is progressing. O'Malley has strong
links with tier 1 and tier 2 teams
from the B.C. interior and the
prairies which will be tapped for
recruits next year.
The acquisition of forward
Grant Delcourt of Kelowna has
clearly bolstered the 'Birds offense. Delcourt collected 38 points
forward Toshiyaki Sakai was on
fire for the 'Birds in the second half
of the season amassing 26 points
in just 13 games.
Size and strength up front
will be supplied by Rob Whiton
and Charles Cooper while
O'Malley will have to find solid
replacements for rugged forwards
Mark Hentze and Kevin Griffen
who have completed their studies
at UBC.
On defense the 'Birds will be
weaker due to the loss of captain
Keith Abbott and Peter Twist.
In order for the 'Birds to beat
out the rival Manitoba Bisons for a
play-off spot next season,
O'Malley will have to get consistent scoring output from Delcourt,
Fearns and Sakai. Furthermore
hell have to shop around for a
goalscoring right winger to replace Mark Trotzuk who will not
be returning next year.
On the blueline the "Birds
need a mobile defenseman who
can utilize the open ice created by
the non-existing centre line. More
speed up front would also allow
the "Birds to take advantage ofthe
non-existing centre line.
The "Birds last line of defense,
Carl Repp, has been outstanding
in goal and will certainly be a big
plus for O'Malley next year.
O'Malley has already improved the UBC ice hockey program. His recruiting arm
.tretches right across the prairies.
He has built a team which won 6
consecutive games this season
despite falling behind early in five
of them.
Indications are that O'Malley
is pulling the 'Birds out of a long
chill that has left many fans frostbitten.
Sean McLaughlin is a hock critic
with a keen ear for the sonorous
sound of rink length passes.
Rugby-Birds win one of three
By Jody Woodland
The cliche says that two out of
three ain't bad, how about one out
three? Two UBC rugby teams
played three first division
matches this past week, winning
only the Wednesday night game in
Abbotsford, 16-9 over the Fraser
Valley reps, and on Saturday losing to Oak Bay 12-3 in Victoria and
at home to the Kats 34-6.
First year player John Graf
scored all 16 ofthe 'Birds' points -
two tries, two penalties, and a
convert in Wednesday's McKechnie Cup victory. The 'Birds dominated early and hung on for the
win, their second of the McKechnie series to go with a tie and two
On Saturday, UBC played a
"lacklustre game against a highly
motivated Oak Bay team? said
UBC coach Barry Legh.
Roy Radu scored a try, con
verted by Scott Stewart, to lead
the 'Birds in the 12-6 loss.
The 'Birds went to the Island
with just 15 players to take on Oak
Bay, while the equally undermanned Braves stayed in Vancouver to
face the Kats' first division side.
UBC had no spares and could
not capitalize on six opportunities
for pushover tries because of an
injury to prop Ian Scholnick early
in the game.
Meanwhile, back at Thunderbird Stadium, the makeshift
Braves side, with a few Frosh players and two third division players
making their first division debuts,
was being dismantled 34-6 by the
Kats (one of the top first division
sides in Vancouver and B.C.).
Considering the manpower
situation, the Braves did well
against a Kats side that has
beaten other first division teams
by as many as 30 points. Graf
kicked two penalties to account for
all of the Braves' points.
In other games, the Frosh
came close, despite finishing the
game with only 13 men, but lost
15-7 to the Kats' second division
side. The third division Totems,
with amish-mash of leftovers, lost
17-16 to their Kats counterparts.
This Saturday marked the first
time all year that all four UBC
teams lost.
Next weekend the 'Birds
travel back to the Island to play in
the UVic tournament. Friday's
double round robin sees UBC taking on University of Alberta and
the U.S. Air Force rep side while
UVic plays Simon Fraser and the
Northern Alberta Institute of
Technology in forty minute games.
The semifinals go Saturday
morning and the final game,
which should see UBC vs. UVic, is
scheduled for 4:30 Saturday.
Crews ride waves
of mediocrity
The Thunderbird rowing
crews assembled at Elk lake on
Vancouver Island this weekend
and rowed evenly against the
host University of Victoria
The heavyweight men's
eights came in 1.8 seconds behind Victoria on Saturday.- on
Sunday the 'Birds lost by only .3
UBC fared better in the
smaller boat events by capturing the heavyweight fours and
pairs events.
But the most notable performances were turned in by
UBC's novice men's and
women's crews.
On Sunday the novcie men
won their first race and placed
first and second in their second
race. The novice women: placed
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