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Tuesday, January 6, 2004   ^'
Volume 85 Issue 26
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Shrieking harpy since 1913
Pipes panel provokes protesters
Israel advocate shares controversial views with a polarised audience
by Megan Thomas and
Jonathan Woodward
Spectators had to push their way
through a small mob seething with
political tension near the entrance
of the Norm Theatre in the SUB to
hear controversial Israel advocate
Daniel Pipes last month.
Amid defiantly waving banners
of Israel and Palestine, tight security
arid police, Pipes spoke to a crowd of
about 500—who had to check all
coats and bags at the door—about
his solutions for an end to violence
in Israel and its occupied territories.
Pipes called for a shift from
diplomacy in the disputed territory
to an emphasis on action by Israel,
and said that discussing the logistics
of a Palestinian state while bombings continue was premature.
'If someone wants to murder
you, you probably don't want to
negotiate property rights," he said.
"It's like asking in the middle of
World. .War II what the future of the
German government should look
like. There's a war going on."
He added that "skilled and dignified" Palestinians will not have a
peaceful solution 'so long as there is
a long-standing desire [by the
Palestinians] to destroy Israel."
Outside the theatre, approximately 50 protesters rallied against
Pipes' opinions, blocking traffic in
the SUB.
'No more apartheid war!" they
chanted in unison. "Pipes, you
racist, come out here and face us!"
One protester said it was important to show opposition to what he
sees as racist policy suggestions
by Pipes.
"We need to voice our opposition
to Pipes," said Charlie Demers. "I
think our voice was heard."
Demers also said the Alma Mater
Society (AMS) should not have
allowed Pipes to speak in the SUB.
"The AMS should not have
allowed [Pipes] in their own backyard," he said. "I would encourage
UBC Students to ask the AMS how
they can give a stamp of approval to
Daniel Pipes."
But allowing Pipes to speak on
AMS property does not mean that the
student society supports his views,
said then-AMS Acting President
Laura Best
"The AMS has no stance on this
controversial issue, and we support
the right of students to speak on
both sides of the issue in a respectful and peaceful way in the Student
Union Building," she said.
The room was booked before
Israel-advocacy group Hillel,which
brought Pipes to campus, provided
the name of the speaker, said Best,
and clubs are generally allowed to
bring in speakers to rooms they
book. No formal complaints to the
AMS were lodged by any of the
protesting groups, and an RCMP
investigation determined that Pipes'
writings do not constitute hate literature under Canadian law,
Best added.
If there had been calls to ban
Pipes from the SUB, they would then
have had to be answered by Student
Council, which has the power to cancel controversial events.
The Genocide Awareness
Project—a graphic anti-abortion display that liken3 aborted foetuses to
genocide—was banned in 1999 but
can still protest on campus outside
the SUB.
Audience members and passers-
by felt a strong security presence
during the speech. Three AMS
Student Union Building security
staff were assigned to the building,
several UBC Campus Security personnel patrolled the scene, and the
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RCMP displayed at least two uniformed police officers, forensics
staff who videotaped the entire
demonstration and at least one
plainclothes officer.
Hillel paid for the security, said
Campus discussions on the
Middle East are no strangers to
violence. Last September,* protesters damaged property and clashed
with police denouncing a scheduled speech by' former Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu at Concordia Uni-versi-
ty in Montreal. The speech was
cancelled and Concordia put a
moratorium on any public events
involving the Middle East, a ban
which has since been lifted.
One year ago, Daniel Pipes was
banned from a student building at
York University in Ontario after
intense student protest, but was
offered an alternate place to speak
by the school's administration.
Pipes has a PhD from Harvard
University, is a regular guest on
CNN and MSNBC news shows and
consults  for  US   companies   on
Middle East affairs. He has written
extensively on the Middle East and
has also served in the US
Departments of State and Defense.
Despite the vocal protest, event
organiser Arielle Zellman, from the
Israel Advocacy Committee, said he
was pleased with how things went
and was glad the protesters did not
become violent or disrupt the
"We had people who came and
were very much in support of Dr
SPORTS: Beating the Best
T-Birds spot a win against the
2003 National champs. Page 7.
CULTURE: Here fishy fishy?
Tim Burton's latest masterpiece,
Big Fish reviewed. Pages 4-5.
EDITORIAL: A month's
A look at what a Prime Minsiter
can do over a month, a holiday
no less.. Page 6.
Winter round-up
I'm a woman now!
FINALLY ABLE TO HIT THOSE HIGH NOTES Despite frosty temperatures, the spirit was warm at this year's Polar Bear swim. An
estimated 1400 swimmers swarmed English Bay on New Year's
Day clad in everything from Santa costumes and speedos to viking
helmets and little else to bear the &.5 degree water. Michelle mayne
by Megan Thomas and
Jonathan Woodward
Despite the fact that you weren't
here, stuff did happen over the holidays. Here's a summmary.
With the most snow and the coldest
temperatures in seven years, and
five to 20 centimetres of snow forecast for this afternoon, UBC and
Point Grey residents found themselves a new place to ski that wasn't
in the mountains, or the back country. Instead, it was a place that until
a few days ago was packed with a
very different crowd: golfers..
"If there wasn't snow like this,
with the weather blue sky, this
would be packed. We'd have at least
100 golfers,' said Andrew Iddon, a
staff supervisor at the UBC Golf
The golf club allows skiers, tobogganers, hikers, children and dogs on
the course for free when it snows,
but asks that skiers refrain from
using poles when skiing across
the greens.
A home-cooked meal
About 240 UBC students who stuck
around campus were treated to a
home coofced meal courtesy of
UBC's International House on
December 2%
The dinner, held annually since
1993, offered students who could
not get home for the holidays a traditional Canadian Christmas dinner, complete with turkey and all the
See "Roundup" on page 2. TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2004
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"Pipes" from page 1.
Pipes and people who came to dispute what he had to
say...that's incredibly important,' said Zellman.
But he also said he would have liked the group outside to join the discussion inside.
'I think the most unfortunate thing about the folks
outside is that they are absolutely unwilling to participate in this discussion,' said Zellman.
But Demers disagreed. "I don't think this was an
event that was set up for dialogue,' he said. 'This was
sort of a state of the union."
One passerby said both Pipes and the protesters
were welcome to voice their opinions.
'He should be able to speak. They should be
allowed to protest," said Michael Evans, a third-year
history student. But Evans also called on Pipes to
come and defend his views to the group outside.
Pipes left out the back door of the theatre with a
security escort and did not address the protesters. ♦
"Roundup" from page 7.
fixings. Christmas carols, a visit from
Santa and some holiday cheer were
also part of the festivities.
'It was quite a success," said
Father Jim O'Neill, a chaplain at St
Mark's College. "All the places at the
table were filled.'
Night of a Thousand
Dinners a success
Attendance at the second annual
Night of a Thousand Dinners, a
fundraiser to eliminate land mines
from war-torn areas, exceeded expectations with more than 3 50 people
Organisers were anticipating
about 150 people for the event and
had to improvise with the help of the
host hotel, the Westin Bayshore, to
accommodate the extra numbers.
The Vancouver fundraiser was the
largest held in the world this year,
according to UBC's International
Relations Student Association (IRSA).
Organised by IRSA, the United
States Consulate General and the
Youth Mine Action Ambassador
Program, the Vancouver fundraiser
is part of a global landmine campaign. The December 15 dinner
raised about $2000 for the cause.
'Everybody was quite happy and
it was a success in terms of making
money," said Fernando de la Mora,
IRSA's vice-president for external
The dinner also aimed to engage
participants with government officials and agencies working to
remove land mines around the
'It all came together quite nicely.
It got people involved for the long-
term to keep the momentum,' said
de la Mora.
Once the money raised is put to
use, IRSA will receive a report detailing the amount of land mines
University Boulevard
approved by GVRD
Plans to reshape UBC's entrance,
move the outdoor pool, build an
underground bus station, and create
a bevy of shops and services along
University Boulevard were approved
by the Greater Vancouver Regional
District (GVRD) in December.
After four revisions over last year,
the University Boulevard Neighbourhood Plan was approved by UBC's
Board of Governors on October 2,
2003. It was then sent to the GVRD
for approval.
The style and design of the buildings will be determined by an architectural competition, with a definitive plan expected by November
2004. Construction on the infrastructure of University Boulevard
will not begin until after the 2004
winter term.
Welcome backhoes
Backhoes and construction vehicles
parked on opposite corners of
Wesbrook Mall and University
Boulevard have already served their
purpose, and traffic will resume
as normal across the intersection, university officials announced
Over the Christmas holidays, car
and bus traffic was diverted so that
crews could install new infrastructure such as telecommunications
and power ducting to connect the
north and south sides of power lines
along Wesbrook Mall, as well as providing infrastructure for the expansion of faculty in Hawthorne Place,
and ongoing revenue-generating
market housing projects, which
include Westchester, Journey's and
Promontory in mid-campus.
Some work remains on either
side of University Boulevard, but it is
expected to be completed by
February. ♦
Date: Thursday, January 8th, 2004
Time: 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm
Location:   Ponderosa Centre, Cedar Room, 2071 West Mall
The following three institutional development applications
will be displayed for public comment at the above meeting:
1. DA 03052: Museum of Anthropology Expansion,
6393 Northwest Marine Drive
2. DA 03054: UBC Marine Student Residences,
6600 block of NW Marine Drive
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3. DA 03055: Dentistry Mixed-Use Building, University Blvd. & Wesbrook Mall
Campus & Community Planning staff, applicants and designers will attend to answer questions and receive comments.
Development applications are online at: www.planning.ubc.ca/corebus/devapps.html
For directions to the Ponderosa Centre, go to: www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index.php
Free parking will be available at the West Parkade, 2140 Lower Mall.
This event is wheelchair accessible. For more information about assistance for persons with disabilities call (604) 822-6930
or email karly.henney@ubc.ca.
Questions or for more information please contact:
• Jim Carruthers, Campus & Community Planning, Email: jim.carruthers@ubc.ca, or
• DA 03052 - Rob Brown, UBC Properties Trust, Phone: (604) 731-3103
• DA 03054 - Jas Sahota, UBC Properties Trust, Phone (604) 731-3103
• DA 03055 - Graeme Silvera, UBC Properties Trust, Phone (604) 731-3103
www.planning, ubc.ca THE UBYSSEY
Vandalism obscura in repair
Campus millennium art being restored after paint assault
by Jonathan Woodward
Efforts to restore a valuable piece of campus
art damaged by Hallowe'en vandalism are
nearing completion this month.
The Millennial Time Machine, a black,
horse-drawn carriage encased in glass, was
erected for the millennium on Main Mall,
north of the Main Library gardens. It
remains protected for now under a blue
'It's being restored; it should be fixed by
the end of the month," said Scott Watson, the
director of the Morris and Helen Belkin Art
Gallery, who oversees the monument.
At approximately quarter to midnight last
Hallowe'en, a Safewalk patrol reported to
Campus Security that several buckets of
brightly coloured paint—red, white, purple
and yellow—had been thrown at the glass, say
Campus Security reports.
A crew was quickly sent to clean up the
outside mess, but paint that made it past the
glass posed another problem to the
Millennial Time Machine.
"There are slats in the glass to allow the
interior to breathe so the condensation doesn't build up on cold days," said Watson. "The
paint went through the slats and onto the landau, splattering it with paint."
The paint had to be chipped off by hand
for three weeks over Christmas so as not to
damage the art further. Although the inside
of the carriage sustained no damage, the
entire restoration effort will cost $3000.
"The symbol is about
reflecting about history,
going forward and looking backwards."
—Scott Watson
Director, Belkin Art Gallery
UNAPPRECIATED ART? Vandals tried to create their own canvas last Hallowe'en resulting in a $3000 restoration of the landau,
campus art commemorating the millennium, peter klesken photo
The effort will be finished before the end
of January, when the carriage, or landau, will
be open for students to view.
The Belkin Art Gallery is looking at several ways to ensure vandalism remains on the
outside of the glass. While he rejects any
major modifications to the pavilion, Watson
has suggested putting glass panes over the
holes to block any paint but not block air
The vandalism was not a specific attack on
the landau, said Watson.
"I think that it was specific to Hallowe'en,
and it wasn't people attacking the landau
because of what it was and because they
didn't like it."
He said he anticipated no further vandalism, but the Gallery is considering posting a
$ 1000 reward in order to catch the perpetrators, who remain at large.
At the heart of the landau is a camera
obscura: a darkroom in the carriage with a
$10,000 lens which sharply projects an
upside-down image of the moving world
which the camera faces. To see the image,
one climbs into the carriage. Visits to the landau are available through prior arrangement
with the Belkin Art Gallery.
The camera faces backwards out of the
carriage, to give a whimsical look at progress,
said Watson. The 19th-century landau is an
antiquated view of progress, he said, and the
camera obscura is a prototype of cinema.
"The symbol is about reflecting about history, going forward and looking backwards,"
said Watson. ♦
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vSP'   www.planning.ubc.ca
Date:       Tuesday, January 13, 2003
Timef       5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Carey Hal), 5920 Iona Drive in the large classroom
Wesbrook Projects
Ltd. has resubmitted a
development permit
application for 23
townhouse units on
Theological Lot 41 in
the Theological
You are invited to
attend a public open
house to view and
comment on the
revised proposal. The
applicant and staff will
be present.
For directions to Carey Hall go to:
http://www.maps.ubc.ca/PROD/index.php. Free parking is
available off Iona Drive, just west of Carey Hall. To view
development applications go to:
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J      • Jim Carruthers, Campus SC Community Planning, Email:
jim.carruthers@ubc.ca, or
• Greg Morfitt, Wesbrook Projects Ltd., Phone: (604) 542-6558
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North Campus Draft Neighbourhood Plan
UBC has prepared a Draft Neighbourhood Plan for the North Campus area.
North Campus is located north of Northwest Marine Drive and is surrounded by Pacific Spirit
Regional Park, The area includes lands from Green Coitege to Norman MacKenzie House.
Attend the following Public Meeting and give us your feedback.
Monday, January. 12, 2004 9 7:00 pm in the Asian Centre Auditorium, 1871 West Mali. Parking
is .iv.iil.ibl-* in the adjacent Fraser River Parkade.
Yijur yioup can request a special meeting before December 31 by contacting the University Town
inquiry line at 604.822.6400 or by emailing info.universitytown@ubcca
For a map showing the location of the Asian Centre go to:
www.pianning.ubc.ca/wayfinding/Finding/dbase.html and enter 'Asian Centre"
or call (604) 822-6400 for more information.
Background and information: www.universitytown.ubc.ca
Linda Moore, Associate Director
External Affairs, University Town-
Tel: 604,822.6400
Fax: 604.822.8102
email:     info.universitytown@ubc.ca
And that was
the time
now playing
by John Hua
Did I ever tell you the one about Big Fish!
You see, this film that I'm talking about was a
very, very big fish of a film, and that's where he
got his name. But his size isn't what made him
special. It's the story he had to tell.
Big Fish is the heartwarming tale you've
heard before. You heard it when you were five,
sitting on your father's knee. It's before the age
that skepticism seeps in, before you begin to sigh
and roll your eyes the minute your father opens
his mouth and utters a sentence because you
know better. Everything he says is absurd yet fantastic, and when you're that age it comes across
in the timbre of his voice and his grizzled way,
and you revere everything about him: once again,
he's your hero and you're his biggest fan.
Now let me tell you about Big Fish. You're the
child sitting on the knee. Listen.
Big Fish in particular had some very important family and in order for you to understand,
you really have to know his roots. So beginning
with Fish's daddy, he was one of those big
Hollywood types. Tim Burton was his name. He
was so big he had the likes of Batman, Scissor-
hands, and ape-men from another planet starring in his films. Now Fish's daddy was a man of
his own merit, and the way he brought up Fish
was proof of his greatness.
Now, boy, Burton had a reputation as a visionary. He had the power to open his eyes and see
the world like no one else could. Things would
become as dark as a bat-cave or as bright as. the
sun, but whatever he saw, he always saw it'as
beautiful. This would soon become the man's
artistic trademark.
Now when Big Fish swam up to the surface.
Old Man Burton saw nothing but big plans for the
child. So, right then and there, Burton started
working furiously, transforming Big Fish into
something heartwarming and fantastical, possessing a surreal beauty that is a mixture of the
tenderness of the human soul and the largeness
of human ambition, a sensibility that borders on
the sublime.
Deep down inside, right by his heart. Big
Fish had what many would call a spirit. Fish
named this spirit Edward Bloom, the main
character of his story. Now when Fish
describes this man, only Ewan McGregor is fit
enough to play him. This McGregor feller was
nothing short of spectacular, fully assuming
his new role and transforming himself into the
incarnation of the loveable and larger-than-life
nature of Big Fish's story.
Now with a Hollywood icon as a daddy, and
McGregor's smile shinning deep inside him, Fish
was ready to see the world and live with purpose.
And, would you believe it, Fish became something beyond what anyone could've ever expected, touching the lives of everyone who saw him.
The best thing about Big Fish was that he was so
beautiful that he touched something different in
each person that saw him. Sometimes they cried,
sometimes they laughed, but whatever the feeling, he made them appreciate what they had.
And that's just the way Big Fish is... ♦
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The Reason
[Island/Def Jam]
by Nelson Shen
Wearing my Hoobastank T-shirt around campus often fosters one question repeatedly:
What's a Hoobastank? The threat of having
such an intriguing name is that many are
quick to criticise the band as being a manufactured gimmick; however, their debut
album put these accusations to rest as they
provided sustenance to those craving a
new sound.
The self-titled debut album released late
2001 went platinum, making Hoobastank
one of the most popular bands to emerge in
2002. Despite the fact that they were originally coined as the "New Incubus,"
Hoobastank avoided emulating any of the
fads or trends found in the nu-metal scene,
providing a completely fresh and unique
sound that elevated them above the rest
The Reason is the follow-up to the 2001
debut and, like its predecessor, it continues
to show the band's diverse range of influences. The lead-off single, 'Out of Control,"
(which includes the guest vocals from the
Lost Prophets) picks up on the elements
that made 'Crawling in the Dark" a hit. By
retaining the upbeat tempo, addictive hook
and the cathartic and spastic screaming,
Hoobastank delivers a tight track that stylistically portrays the sense of being lost.
Furthermore, "Out of Control" breaks out of
the mold, showing the growth of the group
in their ability to further develop a more
punk-pop vibe in their sound while maintaining an integrity that keeps them from
crossing over to a different genre.
Due to the multifaceted vibe of
Hoobastank, "Out of Control" cannot fully
reflect the content of the album. While working on this album, front man Doug Robb
described this project by saying that "the hard
stuff will be harder and the softer stuff will be
softer and the in between stuff will not make
the record." Robb made good on his teaser as
The Reason emits a semi-eclectic style while
not resembling a band searching for an identity or a sound. This band has a purpose.
The 12-track set is a combination of
songs that contain hard guitar riffs and
songs that have a mellow, harmonious,
acoustic feel. Contrasting to "Out of Control,"
the tracks "The Reason" and "Disappeared"
highlight the different styles Hoobastank
can pull off. This reinforces the maturing of
the band, telling us all how much they've
grown since their independent album They
Don't Make Basketball Shorts like They
Used To.
Lyrically, The Reason continues to avoid
the angst-filled content that many other nu-
metal bands conform to, keeping Hoobastank
on a positive kick. Hoobastank maintains
their intensity, however, this time round
focusing their emotionally charged lyrics on
relationships and love rather than uncertainty and trials. As Doug intelligently continues
to write with sincerity, their listeners will continue to be eager to connect and meet the
band wherever they are.
What is Hoobastank?
That is the name of the band
folks.. Hoobastank. Get over itl ♦
A dozen
years of TLC
Now & Forever The Hits
by Hywel Tuscano
Instead of having my picturesque Christmas
moments scored to Wham! and Mariah
Carey, I popped this greatest hits album into
an old friend's car stereo and we jammed
out while on our way to the suburbs to eat
rum balls.
We embarrassingly realised that we had
12 years of TLC's music under our belts and
the album brought memories all the way
back from elementary school. Grade three,
to be exact. That was when I picked up one
of my brother's singles—singles! Cassettes
no less—and discovered TLC and their
album Ooh on the TLC Tip in 1992.
Their baggy neon pants and big hats were
amusing at the time and I was oblivious to
the fact that the balloons they were wearing
were large strings of condoms. Their first
album had those early 90s breaks and beats
that occupy the same place in my heart as
Bel Biv Devoe and Tonyt Toni! Tone!. "What
About Your Friends" yielded the most shouting in the car.
Their next album, CrazySexyCool gave us
"Creep" and the ubiquitous "Waterfalls'—
damn, they always took out the rap on the
radio anyway—as well as some slow jams
that are presently too corny to give too
many plays. It seems nostalgic makeout
music is less recyclable than anything you
can still pull out dance moves for. This
was their best album nonetheless, where
their sound smoothed out and T-boz's
vocals dominated most of the tracks.
Stylewise, I remember shiny pajamas, dancing water and overalls. It got a lot of mileage
in grade seven.
Fan Mail brought some bounce and attitude to their game. "Silly Ho' and "No
Scrubs" were empowering for, well, I'm not
sure. In a private school, I'm not sure how
anyone was able to identify with the ghetto
pick-up game, but they played the songs at
dances in grade eleven anyway. "Unpretty"
was another somewhat ironic empowerment song from the group. Couture included shiny vinyl, some Asian influences and
CGI bugs and lyrics about DVDs to modernise things a little bit
By the time TLC's 3D came out more than
a year ago, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes had died in
a car crash and the band was grieving and
losing most of its momentum. I bought it out
of loyalty but never dug too deep into the
disc; university had changed my tastes and I
had to hide the CD or listen to it at night. I
liked , their slower songs on this album
including "Damaged" and "Turntable."
This greatest hits album is worth picking
up if you are a big fan. It is an omnibus of
various memories for myself and, with the
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last—and best—we ever hear from them. ♦
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Wow, blink for a minute, and you miss it, don't
you? Paul Martin has gone quickly from being
the darling of the media to an evil harbinger of
terrible, unexpected change.
Criticism flowed freely over the holiday. It
seems that some of the pre-leadership race predictions have not quite panned out and some of
the public expectations have been left in the in-
box so far. Martin may have some priorities of
his own that he didn't let us in on. This is rather
dangerous since he is PM, but has not been
elected as such yet...
Cancelling Chretien projects
Cancelling Chretien projects could have any
number of meanings: it could be the nixing of
the Trudeau museum, a multi-million dollar
legacy project, or the new administrative building that had been planned for the expansion of
Parliament Hill. We can live without these
expenses in the name of scrounging several hundred million for an immediate shot in the arm to
health care and education, Martin's stated priorities before he was sworn in. They were
Chretien's last policies as a lame-duck politician
without the support of his cabinet, so we don't
miss them.
But cancelling another very important
Chretien project does irk us. Sheila Copps was a
deputy prime minister in a previous cabinet
from 1993 to 1997, and held a wide variety of
cabinet posts from Environment to Minister of
Amateur Sport in her career as politician from
1984. She was the only Chretien loyalist to contest Martin's rise to power, however fuulely—
Martin's war chest swelled to well over ten times
the money Copps had to spend on her campaign, especially when it burst past the limit on
campaign spending.
She hardly belongs in the ranks of patronage
appointments to parliament, but nonetheless,
she deserves to be there to tangle with those
patronage appointments. Martin's plan to give
her seat to incoming Transport Minister Tony
Valeri will be quite the fight, because Copps has
proven her mettle before in elections. After
promising to lose the GST or resign, she
resigned—and won in the subsequent byelection
by a landslide.
The other ministers may roll over, but we
wager that Copps is in for a fight.
Martin seems to agree with decriminalisa-
tion but seeks a greater monetary penalty for
possession. This is somewhat contradictory as a
real' stance is not made on the issue. Tiying to be
lax and penal is not going to work. Medical evidence supports that marijuana is less harmful G3V marriage
than both alcohol and cigarettes.
aversion to protecting the environment?
Unilingual cabinet
Initially we questioned Martin's ability to maintain a good relationship with the Francophones
in Canada.
Disguising the unilingualism of his cabinet
members as a sudden devotion to the West may
reflect regional trends, but there are realities in
governing a federation of French- and English-
speaking people: you have to talk to your con-
Pulling out of Kyoto
When it comes to a plan to slow global warming,
Martin seems a bit frigid. He says the whole
debacle lacks a 'coherent plan" and that he has
concerns about going forward without more
assurances...does Martin drive an SUV?
While Kyoto may not be a beauty queen of
environmental protection, it does have some
personality to throw in the ring. Science may not
be perfect but it is pretty clear that the planet is
getting warmer. At least Kyoto addresses this
concerning development Would a former CEO
such as Martin be considering factors outside of
science, such as the transfer of even a smidgen
of wealth from the first- to third-world in his
No reassurance on this issue. In Paul's interview
with Peter Mansbridge he seemed unsupportive
of the idea himself but cited the need for public
discussion and the importance of laws conforming to the Charter of Rights.
Additionally, Justice Minister Martin
Cauchon, an outspoken advocate for gay marriage, was kicked from the cabinet. Hopefully his.
replacement Irwin Cotler, only serving his first
term in Parliament, will be equally supportive...
Not exactly comforting.
So, as you may have noticed, we are going into
this new year a touch apprehensive about the new
leader of our great nation. Maybe there was just
too much hype about the coming of Paul Martin
to be true to reality. But he has from now to election time to live up to his superstar image. ♦
Pave paradise?
Historically, in British Columbia, a
year or so before a provincial election governments have offered
payback to the electors, usually
with visible mega-projects
designed to stimulate their local
economies. WAC Bennett would
build a dam or super highway, his
son Bill, the Coquihalla, and
NDPer Glen Clark a fast ferry fleet.
If the rush to move parking from
Highway 4 to a parking lot within
Cathedral Grove is on the present
government's gift list, then it's
imperative that they do it right!
Following recent government
announcements about the wonderful state of the economy, and the
hundreds of millions of taxpayers
dollars being spent propping up
the timber industry, there must be
ample funds to do it properlyl
It has been put forward by
some that this parking lot,
presently placed within the old
growth Douglas fir, is in critical
elk winter range. Recent evidence
(1997) proved that these giants
are acceptable to wind-throw,
from the adjacent clear cutting
and the last thing the trees need is
to have more openings cut within
and around the reserve.
If previous forest minister
Andrew Petter, and his NDP gov
ernment hadn't failed so miserably, he would have legislated
world-class standards to rule over
private land logging, and we
wouldn't find ourselves in this
sort of quandary whereby it is
legal to log habitat which will damage a park, or endanger wildlife.
Many of the American states and
first world countries have laws
that prevent private profit to rule
over the common good.
The Park boundary signs are
easily missed when positioned
against the majestic forestlands
with trees reaching to the heavens.
Drivers-by can't be blamed for
missing the fact that these trees
are outside of the park and would
be surprised to know that
Weyerhauser has the legal right to
cut them. This once in a lifetime
possibility of expanding Cathedral
Grove should not be missed, and a
decision to expand the park would
receive a majority of support
across the province. It is one of the
few positive things that the NDP
are still praised for.
As a remedial approach, the
government should purchase,
trade, expropriate, intimidate or
somehow come forth with sufficient non-contentious land suitable
for a parking lot outside of the
present park. The government
needs to understand that the elk
herd in the Cameron Valley needs
their habitat protected, as do other
herds using private lands. They
must show wisdom and vision and
legislate the necessaiy rules not
just here, but across the landscape.
If this government really cares
then they will find the ways and
means to provide the public with a
workable, and likely larger
Cathedral Grove along with a non-
contentious parking lot.
-Syd Haskell
President of the
Carmanah Forestry Society
Violence awareness a
good thing
I was glad to see the case of
Bonnie Mooney, published in the
Ubyssey on Tuesday, November
25, 2003. I feel that we are
unaware of incidents regarding
violence against women in society.
The Canadian Crime Statistics
(1998) demonstrates that 82.6 per
cent of sexual assault victims were
women and 98 per cent of the
accused were men. Also, the
Canadian Centre for Justice
Statistics (2003) revealed that in
2001, 85 per cent of the victims of
family violence by spouses or ex-
spouses are women; spousal violence with the use of firearms
resulted in 19 deaths with 18
female and one male victims. All
over the world, the practice of certain oppressive traditional customs consequentially result in the
victimisation of women. An estimated 5,000 women and girls are
victims of 'honour' crimes, and an
estimated 130 million women
have suffered from genital excision and this continues at a rate of
five girls per minute (Sexism and
Globalization, World March of
Women, 2000). Hence, women are
more vulnerable to violence than
men. I think we need to be aware
of and reflect on issues involving
violence against women.
In addition, Mooney's case
points out problems of larger systems responding to domestic violence. If the police had investigated her complaints, the outcome
would have been different. I think
this case clearly teaches us to
think about our own safety. If we
solely depend on the police or the
state, and they do not help us,
what would be the outcome? Do
we want to see more cases like
Mooney's? I feel that we should
think about what we can do to protect ourselves from violence.
I hope we can become more
aware of incidents of violence
against women, think about how
to stop violence against women
and consider our safety.
—Natsuho Shoji
Psychology/ Family Studies 4 THE UBYSSEY
Taking on the national champs
The Thunderbirds show the Carleton Ravens what they're made of
by Sarah Conchie
VICTORIA^Last March in Halifax, the UBC
Thunderbird men's basketball team joined thousands
of spectators to witness the Carleton Ravens win the
national men's basketball championship. Their own
hopes of glory had been cut short just two days earlier
by an eager Guelph team.
Last week, however, the Birds were the centre of
attention. They stepped onto the court at a memorial
tournament in Victoria, and beat the defending champions 73-69. While the crowd quickly warmed to the
acrobatic maneuvrea of UBC point guard Karlo
Villanueva, the Birds cut a 13-point Raven lead to a
mere basket in the second half, and soared into overtime on the strength of a classic Villanueva jump shot.
With two perfect free throws by second-year forward
Casey Archibald in the closing seconds, UBC snapped
the Raven's 32-game unbeaten streak and became the
first Canadian team to do so in 13 months.
It doesn't count for points, but the win does give
the Thunderbirds an edge atop a crowded Pacific
Division. Both the SFU Clan and the UVic Vikings
share a 6-2 record and first place with UBC, but the
Vikes couldn't handle the Ravens at that same Victoria
tournament, and the Clan will not get the chance to
test the number-one-ranked team in the countiy in
regular season play. '^
March and the Maritimes may still be a long time
coming, but the Birds now know what it's like to be on
the court with Carleton and win. That alone may just
push them out of the crowd in the West, and into the
national spotlight.
The men are back practising for the return to their
regular season that starts this weekend as they host
the Trinity Western Spartans at the War Memorial
Gym, January 9-10. ♦
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Watson and Birds win
The women's basketball team took
first place at the Concordia basketball tournament last Wednesday.
After beating Wilfred Laurier
University 82-55 in the semi-final,
the Birds went on to beat the
University of Manitoba -69-44.
Guard Carrie Watson took home the
tournament MVP and post Kelsey
Blair made it to the all-star team.
The women host Trinity Western
this Friday and Saturday at 6pm.
Ice hockey playoff hopes
After winning back-to-back games
against the University of Lethbridge
Pronghorns this weekend, the UBC
men's hockey team are now one
point away from clinching a playoff
spot this year> If they make it, it will
be the first time the T-Birds have
made the playoffs since 1997-98.
The men head to Calgary to take on
the DinoS this weekend.
In other hockey news, over the
break, the Birds goalie Chris
Levesque suited up to be a temporary backup goalie for the
Vancouver Canucks after a series of
events left them without one. But
while he got to don the jersey and
watch the game from the bench,
Levesque never made it out to the
ice to defend the NHL team.
West Coast Classic not a
perfect weekend
It was mixed results over the weekend for the women's volleyball team
competing in the West Coast Classic.
After beating both Dalhousie and
Trinity Western 3-0 on Friday, the
tables were turned and UBC lost 0-3
against Laval on Saturday. They
faced a further defeat on Sunday losing a close 2-3 against the University
of Alberta who hit them with five
hard sets. In their final game, the
Birds walked all over SFU beating
them 25-22, 25-11 and 25-16. This
weekend the women will take off to
Winnipeg to play a double-header.
Year-end volleyball glory
The last three games of the year
spelled glory for Thunderbird
men's volleyball team. After beating
Regina twice by winning all six sets,
they went on to a close five game set
against Laval; winning 3-2. They
will head to Winnipeg this weekend
for a double-header.
Dolphins smash records
The UBC swimmers ended the year
off right by placing quite well in the
Canadian Open swimming championships held in Quebec at the end
of November.
Current national record holder
in the men's 200-metre individual
medley Brian Johns beat his own
record. With a time just 34 seconds
faster than James Hickman from
Paris who won it in 1998, Johns
beat the Commonwealth record. He
also placed first in the 200m butterfly. Mike Mintenko took in a first
place spot in the Men's 50m butterfly. He also placed second behind
UBC's Brent Hayden in the 100m
freestyle. In the 1500-metre individual medley, the UBC men were
on top again with Mark Johnston's
first place finish and time of
Top finishes in the freestyle
relays were also credited to the
Dolphins who placed second in the
women's 50m and 100m freestyle
relays and first in the men's 100m
and 50m. The men's time of
1:29.61 in the 50m made UBC the
national record holder, replacing
the 1:30.19 University of Calgary
record made in 1991. ♦
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a) What do you think that is?
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c) How do you feel about it being recently
a) That is a camera obscura in the shape
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b) I haven't really got into the what the
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pointless. If there's a reason for it that I
don't understand then maybe.
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a) I know that it's a carriage covered up by a blue tarp, but right now it looks
like crap.
b) I think it would be more useful if it were not covered by a blue tarp because
maybe it's an artistic installment. If you can't see it, it defeats the purpose of having it there. It's a little frustrating to look at right now.
c) I didn't know, at all that it was vandalised. I would say vandalism in this case
is kind of not solving the problems that the vandalisers are trying to achieve or
combat. If they want to get rid of the carriage go the university and tell them the carriage is a bad idea, but vandalising it isn't going to put the carriage away. It's a
shame that someone vandalised it.
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a) I have no idea and I'm guessing it cost a lot to build too.
b) It does seem like a lot of money that could be going towards something of
value—me not having to pay ridiculous amounts of money for textbooks. At this
point, with the tarp over it, it's kind of a waste of money.
c) If you're going to go out of your way to vandalise something you're trying to
say something. Paint doesn't say anything. They didn't spray paint their slogan on
it They just threw some paint on it.
—Patrick Beechinor
a) That's an old car from the 1930s. It's not a time capsule, is it? I think it's
pretty cool.
• b) If it's a piece of our heritage, which I can only suppose that it is. I suppose that
it's probably the first car that somebody in Canada built,
c) That's not cool at all. That's not good in any way, shape or form. If somebody's
going to break into this then what's to keep them from throwing a brick through the
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