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The Ubyssey Sep 23, 1988

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Elvis is back!
City suites
by mayor
By Katherine Monk
Evictions from illegal suites
may begin as early as December,
leaving many students homeless if
an upcoming plebiscite gives city
council a mandate to eliminate
suites in certain wards, according
to an NDPcandidate in the upcoming civic election.
"I think it is crucial for students to know that the mayor has
said whenever the vote comes up
as 'no' for illegal suites, they are
planning to start immediate evictions," said David Levi, one of five
NDP candidates filing suit against
the city of Vancouver for what they
call an incomplete voters list.
Levi and his running mates
say the plebiscite which will appear on the ballots in the November election is invalid because
students are not properly registered.
"People were left off the voters
list, but it wasn't random—students particularily. Most of them
finish school around April or May,
then go off to do whatever jobs they
had to do. But registration started
at the end of April," said Levi.
"What a surprise for those
students who are not registered
when they realize the evictions
could start so early," he said.
But Muriel Honey from the
mayor's office said the plebiscite is
nothing more than an opinion poll.
"It is not a binding decision. There
would be a consultant and a series
of hearings before anything happened."
Levi said the mayor's office
just doesn't care about student
issues. They aren't interested in
student housing; the record just
isn't there."
"There are 20 to 30 thousand
suites in this city. Ifyou have any
kind of mass eviction, we are talk-
ing about massive rental increases. And you know for students it's already hard enough to
find housing," Levi said.
Ian Reid, another one of the
five candidates who held the press
conference on Tuesday to discuss
the legal action against the city,
said another decrease in the
amount of student housing could
result in the development of the
university endowment lands
"Can you imagine the pressure to develop the UEL if there
was no housing, and there isn't
between UBC and the East side—
and Strangway already wants to
develop the UEL," said Reid.
Levi said the possible increase of homeless students would
also mean the wholesale destruction of neighbourhoods.
"If you evict all the people in
illegal suites, you'll have to put
them in apartment buildings. And
people in Point Grey will have to
decide if they want to have an
apartment building next door to
house students," he said.
Alma Mater Society president
Tim Bird said the issue is very
important to students and urged
all students to register. But he
said student housing is not presently one of the Alma Mater
Society's priorities.
Alderman Don Bellamy said
the legal action and controversy
around the illegal suites is no more
than pre-election hype.
"I guess what they are doing is
what anyone would do in an election. We are all inclined to fall
victim to that disease called politi-
cianitis—of which the symptoms
are constipation of the mental
processes, accompanied by diarrhea of the mouth."
Kids camp in army huts
David Levi, Lawyer Rosenbloom and Sandra Bruneau   mandel ngan photo
By Franka Cordua Von Sprecht
The condemned army huts
which serve as UBC daycare facilities should have been vacated last
April, while funding for a new
centre is still short $1.2 million.
The existing daycare was
condemned to close by April 1,
1988 by the Endowment Lands
Fire Chief. But the deadline was
extended to December 31, 1988,
when the daycare proved that it
had raised over half of the funds
necessary for construction.
Not only are the army huts a
fire hazard, their foundations are
rotting, water and steam pipes are
corroded, roofs leak and floorboards are rotting, water pressure
is extremely low, boilers break
down regularly, and there are
problems with insects and rodents.
"Last winter the boilers broke
down over ten times, disrupting
heat and hot water service, in one
case over a week," said Mab Oloman, UBC's daycare coordinator.
As daycares in BC do not receive public funds for capital or
operating costs from either the
provincial or federal government,
fundraising for the UBC daycare
has proven difficult.
"If UBC asked the provincial
government for money then the
floodgates would open up from all
over the province for demands.
And with present policies there is
not enough money for that," said
"I would like to see if government, could find a funding mechanism for us outside of the Child
Care jurisdiction- perhaps
through Advanced Education.
Over 200 UBC students last year
alone, from eight different faculties, used the daycare as a research and learning facility," she
said. "But to date its academic use
has not been acknowledged by the
IThough it has not yet passed
final approval, the federal government has committed itself to a new
Canada Child Care Act which includes a $4 billion devoted to creating 200,000 new child care spaces.
But this strategy does not
provide for UBC daycare because
no provisions are made for renovation or replacement funds, only for
start-up daycares.
MicheaJ Tretheway, Treasurer of UBC Child Care Society,
estimates current construction
costs to be $2.2 million.
Of the $1 million already
raised, the majority was donated
by the AMS ($350,000) and UBC
As for the remaining $1.2
million,"our hope is the generosity
and good business sense of UBC to
fund this urgently needed child
care facility," said Trethaway.
Meanwhile, the daycare's
children remain in the condemned
buildings that were built as temporary structures in 1939.
UBC daycare which was set
up 20 years ago by parents as a
non-profit cooperative now has
275 licensed full-time spaces,
making it the largest on any campus in Canada.
Oloman said that to lose the
daycare, when there is so much
more understanding of child care,
would be a tragedy.
UBC prof aids fish farmers in search of the ultimate drug test
By Jennifer Cho
While the fish farming industry is trying to quell concern that
drug residues may remain in farm
fish sold in the province, a UBC
pharmaceutical analyst is heading up a study aimed at developing
a national standard of analysis.
There are losts of methods (of
screening fish), but no one technique applicable to all the antibiotics used," says Dr. Keith McEr-
The methods of analysis are
too diverse, said McErlane and a
single method to analyze all the
antibiotics in multiple samples of
fish would be cheaper, more effective and specific.
But Jack Forbes, B.C. Director of Health Protection, says
"there's presently no screening
going on for farmed or wild fish,"
and claims the methodology for
analysis has yet to be developed.
The two-year study of drug
residues in farm fish has been
underway since March.
William Pennell, former research director for B.C. Salmon
Farmers Association, says an inspection process is run by the
Department of Fisheries and
Oceans (DFO), and that both captured and farmed fish are
screened by the same methods.
The DFO isn't geared up to do
as much inspection as they will
eventually do, said Pennell. "But
the salmon farming industry has
adopted stringent drug clearance
times in the absence of firm scientific guidelines."
Salmon farmers can only
market fish forty-two days after
any antibiotic is used. "We're quite
confident forty-two days is a very,
very safe period of time," he em
"Antibiotics would be the last
resort of the fish farmer because
they're expensive," he explained.
Veterinarians usually prescribe
the dosage when a disease begins
to break out in the fish pens.
Other types of drugs used in
farm fish pose no additional problems, he added. Vaccines aren't
very useful in larger fish and anaesthetics are used only in brood
fish to quiet them while they're
being handled during examination of ripeness of eggs.
The study will determine if
the forty-two day period is enough.
One of the antibiotics used, penicillin, can cause allergic reactions
in people in small amounts.
"There have been no problems
reported of penicillin allergies
from people eating fish," said
McErlane. "But problems may
have gone unnoticed or there really may not be a problem."
He is currently setting up
analytical methods for the measurement of residues in fish. Tissue in salmon is quite different
from tissue in beef, and there's a
problem getting good extraction."
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"Free trade.
ready now."
Brian R. Sinclair
Psychologist/Graduate Architect
The Pendergast Group, Architects
Calgary, Alberta
"We have developed the technology for putting
building designs on computer. This eliminates
hand drawing, and also permits simulations to
test a building before it is built. Americans are
interested in this capability.
The Free Trade Agreement will make possible
new freedoms for many Canadian professionals
to offer their services in the U.S. In addition,
border crossing restrictions will be relaxed.
I believe young Canadian professionals will
have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills
in the U.S. while continuing to live in Canada."
Canadians are getting ready for Free Trade.
The Government of Canada is there to help.
Note: Noon - 12:30 p.m.
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Summer   seminar   on   international
development: slide show and info session.
Noon, Buch A203.
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To give or not to give
Off campus charitable organizations will continue to receive
money from the Alma Mater Society after council defeated amotion
to eliminate donations.
Board of governors representative Bob Seeman said he objected to the AMS using students'
money for donations because the
AMS is "given this money in trust
for the students."
"It is not for our own self-
gratification," said Seeman. "If
you want to do something good for
society, you should take $20 out of
your beer-drinking budget."
But Arts representative Ken
Armstrong said if the AMS spent
$1500 on charitable donations this
year, it would cost only five cents
per student.
"It is contrary to the political
culture in Canada not to give to
charitable organizations," said
Seeman also said Revenue
Canada was currently reviewing
the AMS's non-profit tax exempt
status and if the AMS continued
with charitable donations, Revenue Canada might "be inclined to
believe...that this is not a nonprofit organization."
"(The AMS) is under serious
threat of losing that tax exempt
status (which means) tens of thousands of dollars," said Seeman.
But graduate student representative Kurt Preinsperg said
the AMS was a unique non-profit
organization and it was "absurd
that a government will prevent a
non-profit organization of relatively privileged people from donating."
Other councils said donations
were important for maintaining
good community relations.
"We are elected to make such
moves on behalf of students," said
Preinsperg. "We are here to become socially responsible and become used to practicing benevolence."
Council approved a subsequent motion to donate $50 to the
B.C. Wheelchair Sports Association as a pledge towards a wheel-
athon taking place at UBC in October.
Support for the recreation facility
The proposed $20 million recreation facility received hearty
endorsement from council in the
form of a motion to "support in
principle that construction of a
UBC Student Recreation Centre".
The motion passed without
debate and a referendum will be
held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4.
New club: any old God will do
UBC is like Beirut or Northern Ireland.
In the same way Muslims and
Jews or Catholics and Protestants
in those areas fail to communicate,
religious clubs on campus aren't
talking to each other. Each group
represents a specific faith or denomination, but none provides a
forum for interaction between
Multifaith UBC is a new club
which has emerged to fill that
"All (ofthe spiritual groups on
campus) are representative of one
particular faith. There is no group
that allows interaction between
them," said Diane Haynes, a
member of the club's steering
Haynes said the club "is going
to be made up of mostly open-
minded people" and that it will not
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be a forum for people to try to
convert each other. "That's not
why we're here," she said.
The club's first members include Baha'i, Christians, Sikhs
and Muslims, with educational
backgrounds ranging from agriculture to music and engineering.
People join the club not only to
understand other religions but to
meet people from different cultures.
"It gives you the chance to
meet other people and not feel
inhibited about talking with them
about their religious backgrounds
or practices," said music major
Amy Stephen.
"As a religious studies major,
I read books about afaith, but I feel
that it's just as important to meet
people who embody that faith,"
said Celia Brinkerhoff, a fourth-
year student.
Riaz Bandali, a Muslim in
second-year science, said: "I've
always been interested in other
religions. I hope that through the
club I can learn more about the
perception of life in general ofthe
other religions."
The club's name recognizes
the diversity of faith on campus
today. There was a time when the
Vancouver School of Theology catered to the Christian religious
orientation that prevailed
through virtually the whole student body. Now, the campus reflects the religious pluralism of
modern Canadian society.
Multifaith UBC intends to
supplement other spiritual clubs,
not replace them. On the agenda
for the club are visits to places of
worship and possibly a lecture
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"The Journey within:
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No deal! says
Johnny Canuck
Patrick Burke
The "No Deal" emblazoned
on the license plates of John
Wilcox's '41 Chevy half-ton reflects the sentiments of a man on
a singular crusade. Having just
returned from a five month trek
across Canada, Wilcox, a.k.a.
'Johnny Canuck', was in Vancouver this week as part of a continuing campaign against the Free
Trade Agreement.
"the U.S. is bankrupt
economically and
morally" - Johnny
Concerned for both the economic and cultural welfare of
Canada, which he perceives as
threatened by the establishment
of a "trade union" with the U.S.,
Wilcox decided to speak out and
protest the agreement.
Working on a 'grass roots'
level, he hopes to educate the average Canadian as to what the
deal holds in store for them.
Likening himself to the
comic book hero of the 1940's,
Wilcox regards himself as standing "once again on guard for
Canada, as she faces another
great threat, this time to her very
existence as a nation."
Considered by some a "fear
monger", by others a "patriot",
Wilcox is hoping to generate
some public awareness of the
deal, especially the implications
of the fine print.
Until recently the only information readily available to the
public was a product of the Conservative government's $30 million campaign to 'publicize' the
impending deal, which he dismisses as propaganda. Pitted
against opposition of this size
and organization, he has invested $12,000 of his own savings
to bankroll this recent tour of
Canada, speaking at town meetings to groups of concerned or
simply curious citizens.
He feels that he has been
successful in reaching the average working person and raising
their awareness of the issues,
although he still sees himself as
Don Quixote. Allied with Mel
Hurtig, a well known 'nationalist', and with Dave Orchard, a
crusading 'anti free-trader" from
Saskatchewan, these men have
generated as much opposition to
this deal as anyone else in Canada.
Much of his personal opposition to the pact stems from his
own conviction that Canada
could not possibly benefit from a
closer association with a country
that he considers to be " bankrupt, economically and morally."
Citing the U.S.'s involvement in Nicaragua as an example
ofthe moral and ethical implications of American foreign policy,
Wilcox wishes to maintain an independent stance in Canadian
policy so as not to be linked to the
"bankruptcy" of U.S. policy.
When questioned about the
possible benefits the pact may
hold for the average Canadian,
Wilcox expressed his fear that
any economic union with the
U.S. would certainly lead to, if
not a political union, to political
Wilcox considers 'free trade'
a very moral and ethical issue.
That Canada has not been more
vocal in denouncing American
support of the Contras is perhaps evidence of Canada's fear
of upsetting the trade deal and
is, in his view, a foreshadowing
of future pressures the U.S.
could apply economically to keep
us 'in line' politically. This outweighs any benefits that might
be accrued from the ability to
purchase cheaper wines or video
recorders by consumers.
Wilcox also attacks the
analogy that is often drawn between the success of the European Economic Community and
the prospect of similar success in
a trade deal between the U.S.
and Canada. He says there is no
similar balance between states
in North America, as there is in
Europe, that can be used to prevent any one nation from dominating the rest. In negotiations
between the two, "Canada is like
a man six feet tall trying to deal
with another man six stories
tall. Who is going to win in a
situation like that?"
The fact that the Free Trade
Agreement is secondary to
American trade law, is further
evidence that any such arrangement will remain an inequitable
one. This leaves no incentive for
the U.S. to work effectively with
the 'dispute mechanisms' that
have been established, as unresolved issues will automatically
fall under the jurisdiction of
American trade law. This ensures inequity, Wilcox says.
Wilcox also disputes the effectiveness of the six month
period of abrogation that Canada has included in the deal as a
safeguard against any agreements found to be not in
Canada's interest. Any attempt
by Canada to initiate this clause
would be met by severe reaction
on the part of the U.S., and
might very well result in the
development of a trade war,
which he feels we could not possibly win.
The pressures that could be
applied by the U.S. are
enormous, and we lack the same
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Johnny maple leaf
leverage to retaliate effectively.
Ironically, it seems that Canadais
vulnerable to the same threats
that it is trying to protect itself
from, through the creation of this
very trade deal. We would be
essentially reliant upon the "good
faith" of the Americans in any
such deal.
Perhaps the most important
concern that Wilcox has is the fear
that through economic pressure
we would risk losing our cultural
identity as well. This doesn't infer
that we as a nation are not already
influenced by American culture -a
nation that watches "Lifestyles of
the Rich and Famous" and "Ger-
aldo Rivera". By culture he
doesn't simply refer to the outer
trappings of television and theatre, but more essentially at culture "as a way of life."
Wilcox fears that the eco
nomic sacrifices necessary to make
us competitive with the rest ofthe
world will mean having to sacrifice
the social benefits that we enjoy,
that give us one ofthe highest standards of "life" - as well as "living" -
in the world. They simply cost too
A "level playing ground" economically would mean an equalization in all conditions, including
rates of taxation which are substantially lower in the U.S. Canada then could not afford to maintain its social programs. Our
higher minimum wage laws, medicare, U.I.C, etc. would end up on
the bargaining table despite
claims that they won't be affected.
Whether these claims constitute "fear mongering" as some
have claimed, or whether Wilcox is
just the voice of a concerned citizen
has yet to be seen.
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September 23,1988 Volley 'birds
blast BRD's
By Hagen Keunecke
In games characterized by
excellent spiking and blocking, the
UBC men's volleyball team
emerged victorious in three of five
games against the Duren team
from West Germany Tuesday.
Although the player of the
game honours were awarded to
Dave Farrell, Kelly Bukowski also
put in a remarkable performance.
UBC Coach Dale Ohman said
he was pleased with the game
adding that he thought they would
have lost a match like this last
year, and that this meet was an
indication of a successful season to
The T-Birds played well under pressure, catching up twice to
a 5 point German lead. The Ger
mans, on the other hand, served
better but played a slower, more
conservative game.
Ohman attributes the wins to
the 'Birds' "quicker and harder
A German team member
commented that the general atmosphere of the game was good
but was later spoiled by a small
section of the audience which
taunted the Duren team members
by sarcastically cheering them on
in German.
The men's team is next scheduled to meet a team from China in
War Memorial Gym on October 25
at 7:30 PM and the women's team
meets the International Ambassadors, a touring club team from
California, October 15 and 16.
High flying T'bird, Kelly Bukowski, helps mates overcome Duren, Germany.
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art for all
By Olivia Zanger
Bored, you say? There's
nothing to see in town? Git
on your Keds and take a tour of
some of Vancouver's art galleries.
Sure there's homework to be done,
but procrastination suits you, and
besides, you work better under
pressure. Then when the guilt
pangs hit, ease that conscience of
yours with the thought that now
you're oksomore cultured.
Contemporary Art Gallery,
555 Hamilton: KENT TATE, The
Stalker, to September 24th.
Upon entering the CAG, take
a moment to let your eyes adjust.
The walls have been painted black
and the light sources dimmed,
giving the interior an eerie cavelike feel.
Deep in this primitive 'cave'
lie signs of Man; the rock-face of
the monolithic slab wall bears an
icon ofthe Archetypical Hunter.
With a twist. Neanderthal Man is
instead the glowing form of 'Ready
Kilowatt', the now obsolete
cartoon mascot of industrialism
and voracious expansion.
'Ready' stands by three
spears, each inscribed with the
name of an Oil Megacorp. Nature,
in the luminous form of a bear,
stands in the center ofthe room,
having narrowly escaped one of
the menacing spears of the oil
industries' invasion.
Tate's newest multi-media installation piece, though a touch
self-indulgent, makes a dramatic
political critique on social
PITT International Galleries,
36 Powell: LUCY HOGG, Recent
Paintings, to October 8th.
This is one of the better exhibitions running in the city at
Hogg's art is peppered with
reoccurring themes: human forms
shrouded, faces distorted or
hidden, nature forcing itself into
closed, personal, domestic situations. This is art that is tense,
emotional and always turgid with
a sense of repressed violence, a
feeling of anger teetering on the
brink of explosion.
In His Idea, a blood red tree
(of knowledge, of id, of raw, violent
anarchistic nature) explodes,
mushrooms from the brain of a
small child, rupturing his skull, as
his face^ontorts in excruciating
pain. The tree decimates the geometry ofthe fhome', shattering
the walls, bringing everything
crashing down on the oblivious
head of Mom, who blends imperceptibly with the kitchen walls,
the tupperware and the room's
Diane Farris Gallery,
1565 West 7th: ANGELA
GROSSMANN, Recent Works, to
September 28th.
Grossmann's art is saturated
with thematic and symbolic continuity. Red-lipped whore-like nuns
and nurses represent her focus on
the roles of women; aggression is
prevalent in her men.
Most interesting among these
works is a series depicting human
forms painted along the insides of
old battered suitcases, creating
fictional worlds and histories for
these social fossils.
Or Gallery, 314 West
Hastings: Michelle Normoyle,
Faithful Portraits, to October
Normoyle presents a series of
five photo murals, each capturing
the quality of celluloid, with all its
essentially unique characteristics
exaggerated. The faces within the
photos tell no story; this is fundamentally a portrait of Film:
scratched, out of focus, blown up,
Accompanying these is a text
of film and social theory, dealing
with aspects of self-actualization
and identity within a media-
sodden culture, whereby reality is
made authentic through fiction,
and fiction is accepted as the
capital R Reality.
Perel Gallery, 112 West
Hastings: Ruth Walmsley, "..And
a Splendid Time Is Guaranteed For Air, to September 24th.
Walmsley has constructed a
landscape for us, reminiscent of
Paul Seurat's famous picnic. We
are allowed to wander through her
idylic world of ever-green astro-
turf, crystal fountains and mythic
trees while listening to a sound
track of chirping birds. Phallic
missile trunks stylisticly painted
in the likes of Picasso, Klimt and
Pollock ejaculate foliage, and we
find ourselves not in the Fantasy
Gardens but in the Garden of
Patriarchal Nature.
Another meaningful installation piece. Ho Hum. One clicheed
symbol too many.
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Damiel (Bruno Ganz) overlooks I
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By Keith Damsell
Italy has opera, Spain has
bullfighting and America
has Elvis. Vancouver will have
him until Sunday the 25th as
Elvis: A Musical Celebration
plays at the Queen Elizabeth
Elvis: A Musical Celebration
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
to Sept. 25
I entered the theater with
some apprehension. The star of
the production is dead! What is
this Broadway show hoping to
do? Cash in on his legend with
some schmultzy Vegas rip-off?
Out-do Reagan's crass Statue of
Liberty re-opening? I had serious
As it turned out, all were
unfounded. Elvis: A Musical
Celebration is a lot of fun and
makes a fine tribute to, dare I
say it, "the King."
The show is presented in a
chronological format, beginning
with a baby's cry. We witness
Elvis' rise to fame, his eventual
disillusionment with stardom
and finally, his death. Over forty
songs are performed by three
energetic Elvis', each representing an era of his career. Faster
than you can say "Andrew Lloyd
Webber", this show has utilized
some of the latest techniques in
flashy stage craft. There are not
one, not two, but (count 'em)
three projection screens projecting news and television clips
from the past. Elvis rises on an
September 23,1988 SOTERTAINMENT
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angels down
to earth
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image of giant hands, sings on
an enormous motorcycle and
rocks away inside a huge
television set to an even larger
fifties family. Everything about
this show is big.
Thankfully the music and
dance do not get lost as they are
carefully blended in with each
number's concept. Particularly
effective is 'Heartbreak Hotel' as
Elvis croons from amidst a sea of
pillow feathers and 'Bossa Nova
Baby' featuring two dancers and
their superimposed shadows. Really cool.
Elvis: A Musical
Celebration's real success lies
in it's own smart sense. Much of
the story is related by means of a
third person rather than having
Elvis explain his own messy
personal life. By avoiding controversy, the show does not lose its
focus or become sensationalistic.
Furthermore, it never takes
itself or its subject too seriously.
Elvis' stream of ridiculous
Hollywood-Hawaii films are
poked fun at, and his Vegas
karate days are the show's
biggest laugh. During 'Falling
In Love', the most popular Elvis,
Johnny Seaton, snarls away into
the microphone and tosses
sweat-laced scarves into the
audience. Finally, the irony is
three-fold as Elvis sings 'Blue
Hawaii' against projected images
of the Vietnam war and civil
rights demonstrations—Elvis
out of touch.
If he is still alive, he would
be pleased with this clever production. Elvis lives!
by Chris Wiesinger
Picture yourself on a bus.
You stare at a row of faces,
some blank, some with slight
smiles, some sad. You wonder:
"What are these people thinking?
How do they feel? Why are they
who they are, and why am I who I
Wings of Desire
The Bay Theatre
Starts Sept. 23
Warum bin Ich mich, und
nicht du? In Wings of Desire,
Wim Wenders takes a gentle but
poignant look at the experiences of
the human self in the physical
world. In essence a love story, the
film begins by trying to take a look
at the world from an objective
standpoint—through the eyes of a
pair of angels, Damiel (Bruno
Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander).
The two, who have, according
to the film, been witness to the
whole ofthe human experience,
spend their days watching human
beings experience life in all its facets. They know what their
subjects are thinking, but they
regret that they cannot actually
feel what is causing those
thoughts. Wenders, in the notes
to the film, describes their
"I've always imagined that it
had to be rather terrible to be an
angel. To live for an eternity and
to be present all the time. To live
with the essence of things—not to
be able to raise a cup of coffee and
drink it, or really touch somebody.
I invented these angels because I
wondered how one could make a
film about how beautiful it is to
live every moment. How privileged
people are that they can taste and
feel the rain in their faces...
whereas the poor angels cannot."
Damiel encounters a trapeze
artist, Marion (Solveig Dom-
martin), with whom he falls in
love.  Marion's existence prompts
him to become mortal, and the
film closes with the two entering
the beginnings of a relationship.
Peter Falk, who plays
himself as an actor on location in
Berlin, is a welcome addition to
the cast. His character provides
the link between the spiritual
world ofthe angels and the
physical world ofthe humans and
provides a lot of warmth to the
The final ten minutes of the
film are perhaps the most powerful, both visually (excellent
camera-work and lighting) and
emotionally. One is not quite sure
whether the actors address each
other, or whether they address the
audience, and this effect drives
home one ofthe film's central
messages, the centuries old live
for the day theme.
How privileged people
are that they can
taste and feel the rain
in their faces...
It is interesting to see a film
of this quality and subject matter
go into general release, something
for which Garth Drabinsky, head
of Cineplex, deserves compliments. The film is very un-
Hollywood; it touches, but does
not dwell on, a multitude of
philosophical questions which
human beings must deal with
from birth on (such as "How
should I live? How should I
think?"). The film manages a
unique mix of the spiritual and
the physical (Wenders studied
medicine and philosophy in
university) and offers a conclusion
which suggests that the good life
contains a balance between the
two, and, more importantly, that
one must savour the experiences
of aspects of both.
Wings of Desire is an interesting departure from Paris,
Texas, which elaborated the story
of a destroyed relationship.
Whereas Paris, Texas dealt with
the end of a relationship, Wings
of Desire is a tale of self-discovery and the beginning of a relationship. Indeed, in the closing
shot, the phrase "to be continued..." lingers on the screen.
The film has the same
agonizingly slow pace that made
Paris, Texas such a joy and a
pain to watch. While this drives
the ordinary film-goer crazy, it
allows the aficionado to savour the
moments ofthe film. Wender's
films should be taken as texts
which must be closely read before
one can feel any sense of pleasure
at the author's craft.
This film is not for everyone.
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Camelot: One on one with the Mafia
T.H. Heathrow, a member of
Camelot since its birth, has
witnessed several incredible experiences of Camelot. Though
what is written about Camelot
sounds fictitious, the reality
has actually been understated.
Heathrow is usually concerned
with documenting apocalyptic
events that have been uncovered by accident. Among these
include Moses babies left in
forests to rot, and Old Age
Homes. It is a strict policy of
Camelot not to criticize or nourish prejudice. Heathrow has
been asked to try as best as
possible to refrain from including names of places should
anything negative be written. If
anything positive has been
written, Camelot has a policy to
invoke people to go out and look
for themselves. All events referred could have happened in
several places.
By T.H. Heathrow
I've always been an extremely
socially wild and crazy person. I
met my very first best friend in
New York through a very strange
circumstance. I was being approached by a gang of street kids
with sticks. After being hit a few
times, I looked up to the leader and
said, Tm kind of new in town...do
you think...we could be friends?"
He was very hospitable after that
and showed me around the neighborhood.
Later in life I learned that
people like to tie myths to people
they do not know about.
Now Fm part of a band from a
land Anna Jameson called a "paradise of hope." I'm working with
"A mathematician approached me..."
very talented musicians, photographers, and writers—all of whom
are very special people in their
own way. As the years go by, we
fore you  act. You may uncon- worked is structured so that the
sciouslygoagainstwhatyoustand people who own cars (one-fifth of
for as a human being." the population) are isolated from
At the beginning of the year, I poverty and knowledge of it. Ra-
are taught more and more to doubt
what we meet in life. A Vietnamese friend recently gave me some
journalistic advice: "Think of the
consequences of your actions be-
was in a Latin American country cism is accepted as a part of life by
on behalf of Camelot. It is a land all. There is noknowledge of otherwhere 'anything goes' in political wise, and for that reason alone,
shifts and little goes to human racism is peaceful and has become
welfare.   The   city  in   which   I a social commodity.
Ethics are not first taught in
grade schools but rather in university. It is considered purely theoretical—a myth.
After working a full day with
those who had nothing, I often
swam for hours in a pool of a hotel
in which those who owned this
society often resided. One day a
man approached me and said he
wished to talk to me. He said he
was a mathematician, and showed
me a formula he had developed for
a computer science research project. I did not recognize the notation.
After I told him in detail who
I was and why I was here, he began
to tell me that he is also a pilot. He
had not slept in eight days and
recently began to drink a lot. He
had three kids. He spoke in detail
of his last flight, a flight which had
encountered violence. He had
been betrayed by someone he had
trusted and consequently lost
credibility with his employer.
"Tomorrow no more," he
said,"I want to be in a plane and
After explaining several
shootouts he had been involved in
with assassins, he then asked me
with a deadly underlying seriousness in his eyes, "Have you ever
had to kill anyone?"
I replied, "My life has not been
placed in a situation requiring it to
be a necessity."
He disliked foreigners, especially those "sent here to assassinate." The economy of the land
thrives on the export of illegal
goods to the land of those who
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September 23,1988
THE UBYSSEY/9 Convenient
Faced with an election on the horizon, and
more showing in the debit than the credit column, Brian Mulroney's Tories have announced
that the 12 000 surviving Japanese-Canadians
who were interned and had their property confiscated during World War II will receive $240
million compensation. The deal may have the
overtones of a truly apologetic spirit, but the
timing belies the real motivation for the deal: to
score political points.
Despite the opportunist nature of the settlement, it is a positive step for the Canadian
government to finally acknowledge past injustices committed in the name of security, but
motivated by racism and hate. As a move
towards justice, it should be applauded by all
Canadians. Displacement of ethnic groups has
been consistently condemned as an immoral
act in other states, but until recently the so-
called freedom-loving democracies have refused to acknowledge their own wrong-doings.
Undoubtedly, there will be some who will
oppose compensation, for instance some veterans who were themselves mistreated by the
Japanese government. As well, there will be
those who believe the internment was necessary to national security, or those who feel that
Canadians of today should not be forced to pay
for the errors of a past generation.
These views are misguided. It was not enemy soldiers or alien subversives who were
forcibly evicted from their homes and had their
property sold, but Canadian citizens, some of
whom fought for Canada in the First World
War. Such persecution, based on ancestry, is a
capital injustice, and must be redressed.
No price can be placed on justice, especially
for those who have died long before it could be
served. Now, however, the Canadian government has finally answered the pleas that those
who have suffered financial and personal
wrongs have been uttering for 40 long years.
It is deplorable that the clean conscience
Mulroney has offered Canada is tainted by
transparently partisan motives. Of course, the
less cynical might dismiss the idea that this
was intended to deliver a much-needed election
boost for the desperate Progressive Conservatives...
September 23, 1988
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Martin Dawes croaked "Gimme a drink" as he swung into his
last hours in Lotus Land. Katherine Monk glowered in his direction,
and Chris Wiesinger placed a solid boot to Dawes' head. Heather
Jenkins raised her eyebrows at this seemingly wanton violence, and
Keith Damsell gyrated wildly, wailing willingly. Mandel Ngan
scowled and barked. Alex Johnson and Robert Groberman joined
Joanne in howling goodbye to the fool on the hill. Jennifer Cho looked
up from her fish and chips to spit a chunk of bouI at Olivia -anger who
replied with -yeah, you guessed it- a boot to the head. "What about
the pygmies?" wailed Ted Aussem as he floundered in a bowl of
chocolate syrup wrestling with Joe and several people who will
remain nameless because Chris was too lazy to walk across the hall
to check the list of names to make sure that he hadn't missed anyone
in the masthead. Actually, they preferred to remain nameless
because they diden't want to be on record wrestling with typesetter
Ted in the chocolate syrup. And who can blame them, eh? Oh yeah,
and Deanne was having modem sex with those perverts at CUPOTT
who kept calling back asking for more. How rude!
Deanne Fisher
city desk:
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Mandel Ngan
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Books or
Re: "Books or Balls?"
editorial, Sept. 20. This is
the best editorial I've read in
the six plus years I've been
at the university.   Keep it
Tony Fogerassy
Student Senator
$49 900 isa lot of money
and this year the AMS
didn't even ask the students
if they were willing to spend
such an amount on endless
bitching, reams of advertising and reviews of obscure
In 19§7-88 the Ubyssey
lost $49 900. Although the
university libraries and
their upkeep and expansion
are not technically the students responsibility...And
what about scholarships,
daycare and student housing?
Yes, what about daycare and scholarships etc?
I'm sure that the Ubyssey
editors know in their hearts
that the services that the
paper provides are quite
worth the fifty thousand
dollar price tag. This of
course does not invalidate
the worth of managing all
the other student woes
stated above. The matter is
simply that Ubyssey money
is meant for one thing and
there are other monies
available to take care of the
other problems.
Let it be known then
that the government and
the UBC administration
have allocated certain funds
to be used for projects such
as RecFac( the recreational
facility). The students then
have a chance to quadruple
the money that they put in,
ie. we pay one quarter ofthe
cost for a project that we
need. This does not mean
that loans and housing are
not prime priorities of the
students but simply that we
know a good opportunity
when we see one. And although it may be possible to
convince the AMS to stop
funding the Ubyssey and
Jocks piss in sink
I would like to raise a point about the inconsistan-
cies of the Pit's staff, in particular the bouncers. Why
is preferential treatment given to the varsity athletes
{i.e. the football and rugby players)?
Last Thursday night (Sept. 15) a group of guys ofthe
jockishilk showed up intent on a good time; fine by me,
I've got no problems so far. However, after a few
drinks the guys began to get a little rambunctious and
began dropping their pants and knocki ng people over
on the dance floor, I saw two girls fall as the result of
a "minor* collision- A friend of mine, Todd, saw one of
the the above take a piss in the sink ignoring his suggestion to use the urinals. I personally can't see any
reason to argue the point with a drunk who is five
inches taller and fifty pounds heavier than I am.
When I asked one ofthe Pit's "fine" bouncers (who'd
been watching the proceedings on the dance floor) ifhe
was going to let them go ape all night, his response
was "Ya, I guess so...". I know guys who have been
warned to cool i t for bumping in to someone else. What
do these "jocks" have to do to gain such preferential
treatment? What gives them the right to interfere
with other patron's enjoyment of the evening? Maybe
I should join the football team, Fm sure the waterboy
gets better treatment from the bouncers than the rest
of us do.
Ward Prystay
Biochem 4.
use that money for some
other cause, it is unlikely,
approaching impossible,
that the government and
administration will re-allocate their funds.
The wise choice is for
students to take what they
need and what they can get.
Recreation is not synonymous with frivolity. A recreation facility is a requirement for any community as
large as UBC and such activity as it would support is
an integral part of a University education.
Ari Giligson
This letter isa response
to the September 20th
Ubyssey editorial questioning the ievel of priority ofthe
RecFac project in the upcoming referendum.
The AMS has no official
opposition party, and so it is
understandable that the
Ubyssey staff might assume
that role. However, the
AMS council is comprised of
individuals elected from
their constituencies. These
members of council are free
to support or oppose any
proposed projects. So try to
bear in mind that all elected
members of council can be
members of the opposition
at any time depending on
their views ofthe issue.
Granted, a student
council responsible to
25,000 students ought to be
hounded by a watchdog organization - such as the
Ubyssey. It's healthy.
Generally I am quite
impressed with the way the
Ubyssey handles this role.
But then I read this editorial. Your arguments
against this project might
sound very convincing to the
average reader - while for
anyone who is closely involved with these issues, as
I am, many of your points
seem out of place, irrelevant
and even misleading.
You know the AMS is
developing a plan to try to
save students fifty to a
hundred dollars in possible
tuition increases this year.
You know the AMS and the
UBC Daycare Society will
most likely finalize the
Daycare project this year.
You know that libraries and
scholarships are not the
students' responsibilities.
So why do these issues appear in your arguments
against this project?
Is this fair to the average student who is trying to
form a balanced opinion on
the issue?
Tell me, in past years
did the Ubyssey oppose
identical efforts by the AMS
towards the construction of
the Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre, War Memorial Gym, Brock Hall, The
Aquatic Centre or SUB
(where today the Ubyssey
happily resides in the largest office)? Get serious!
I feel this editorial went
slightly beyond the point of
being a watchdog, to the
point of being the opposition
for the sake of opposition -
nothing more and nothing
Go out and do your
homework. The next time
you slam this Rec Centre
referendum, I want to see
some good arguments.
Tim Bird
AMS president
The September 20th
editorial seems to have been
written by some variety of
apathethic bookworm. Recreational Sports are an essential part of campus life:
they bring people together,
create healthy, alert, and
diverse individuals, and,
above all, foster school spirit
in the student body.
UBC has been accused
of being a school without a
lot of spirit. In actual fact,
regardless of the recent
whinings of a minority ofthe
students, UBC has proven
time and again to be a university with class. In the
past 60 years, since the historical Great Trek, men and
women have paid a small
amount each year to create
new facilities for future students. Even the Ubyssey
has its offices in the Student
Union Building, built in
part through extra fees assessed to students in the
past years. Is our decade to
be the first to defy this tradition?
The new student sports
complex must be built to
service future students
wanting to participate in
Recreational Sports. The
minimal addition to student
fees is one way each of us can
contribute to this wonderful
campus. It horrifies me to
think that we cannot sacrifice one night out (cost approx. $30.00) to build the
new center.
Keith McCall
2nd Year
Computer Science
September 23,1988 ^Wivw1".
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Historical limitations on Jesus
I have not seen The Last
Temptation of Christ, nor have
I any overwhelming desire to see
it. Nevertheless, as a Christian, I
appreciate the efforts of your reviewers to criticize the film on the
basis of some kind of critical principles and on its fundamental
substance rather than on preconceptions and prejudice. It is not
wrong per se to try to make a
movie—or write a novel—which
attempts to see Jesus in his humanity, but—and I think Ms.
Monk touches on this point in her
review—how far is it possible to do
so? '
Historians tell us that the
Gospels bear reliable witness to an
historical person, but, though
some history and some biography
do emerge from their accounts,
they are not history and not biography in the strictest sense of
those terms. The figure who appears in them is not the Jesus of
history but the Christ of faith.
They are written from the point of
view of the believing community
who looked back on the historical
figure of Jesus through the eyes of
their faith in him as God's chosen
Redeemer of humanity. So, the
historical person is very hard to
see, for he has acquired something
ofthe quality ofthe mythic hero in
the minds of his followers.
Because Jesus was human,
we can reasonably assume that he
felt normal male sexual desire.
We can furthermore assume that
he experienced doubt and fear.
But about the effects of those desires and the nature of those
doubts and fears we know nothing,
and if not silence, then great reticence ought, I think, to be our
response. That he had a powerful
and ultimately disturbing impact
on those with whom he came into
any kind of contact there can be no
doubt; that such a person should
acquire something of a mythic
stature is hardly surprising. That
he has is a testamony to the power
of his personality. Probably,
therefore, he was a man of great
moral and spiritual strength.
Otherwise, as Mr. Jones says in
his review, he would not have inspired an, admittedly small, band
of men and women to leave all to
follow him and to stay with him
through what must indeed have
seemed a very strange pilgrimage;
otherwise, he probably would not
have been crucified.
Yes, we would like to know
more about that man in all his humanity, but we can know him only
as Jesus the Christ, and that only
by faith—which Blaise Pascal likened to making a wager: some risk
is involved. We who believe can
say to those who do not only what
Philip, in John's Gospel, said to
Andrew: "Come and see."
John Marriott
Graduate Studies, English
Sorrell supported
With regard to Carolyn
Beradino's review (Sept 16, Ubyssey) of J.E. Sorrell's Fringe Festival performance of Confessions
in the Flesh. It is hard to believe
that we attended the same show,
which I saw on its fifth and last
night Sept. 18.
I found Sorrell's nine stories,
set in an unspecified rural area, to
be an extremely sharp, clean presentation of strong emotions, acted
out fluidly and convincingly beneath a changing single spotlight.
His one-man show to me harked
back to the starkness of classic
Greek performance. This certainly includes his dramatic and
narrative (rather than lyrical)
poetic line, which rivetted the closing-night audience with the wide
range of emotionally charged experience.  It was a haunting and
memorable show.
Pat Horrobin
Graduate, Librarianship
*      *      *
I was so dismayed to read the
numerous mistakes in Carolyn
Beradino's review of John E.
Sorrell's performance Confessions in the Flesh that I feel
compelled to set the record
Ms. Beradino states that
these confessions are "drawn from
patrons of an Irish pub"—wrong.
This pub exists somewhere in
midwest America. This will account, Ms. Baradino, for the "countrified accent" which you seemed
to find inexplicable.
Ms. Beradino missed the
point of Danny's Confession utterly. Danny was not "abandoned
by his lover" and there was no
mention of flowers in this poem.
The lilac bush referred to was in
fact the pivot on which this luminous and intensely moving poem
Sorrell's performance of his
work was not "poorly received" at
all—in fact its reception was overwhelmingly, positively enthusiastic!
Ms. Beradino refers to a
"beautifully written book" on
which Confessions in the Flesh
was based. I wonder which book
this might be—to Mr. Sorrell's
knowledge no such book exists
Ms. Beradino is entitled to her
unfavorable opinion of Sorrell's
performance—she is not entitled
to publish a review based as it was
on incorrect information. 1 base
this letter on facts which I can
support. I suggest to Ms. Beradino
do likewise in future reviews.
Kathryn Thomson, English
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Mafia speaks to Camelot
have. Without this stream, the
economy would collapse. In order
to progress as an individual, one
would also have to choose corruption as a means. Teachers, engineers and others who do not... become beggars.
With firmness he spoke:
"Why is it that they (foreigners)
have so much, yet so much hunger
exists here?" I asked where—
partly not believing he had seen
hunger. He smiled. "I have seen
hunger," he said in a voice of
Then with slight anger he
cried, "Why is it that they have so
much and they continue to take,
and do not care about the hunger
I thought ofthe bad publicity
North America had been giving
their land. I said, "They have no
knowledge. In order for millions of
starving to truly mean something,
you have to have been there."
Then he got me: "Why then do
they take from us?"
I could only say, "Because we
are selfish."
"I want to die in a plane tomorrow like this." He shows me a
projectile of the route with his
hands. I asked him why, only to be
met by a quick response: "Can you
truly tell me sincerely why... (he
paused and thought) I should
He stared as if looking at a
face that would not respond.
I was silent. But I had to respond. "So you can show the world
what a great human being you are
so that others may learn... so you
can inject individual goodness—
love—into where you live...and so
you can support the weakened
faith in the Human Race. Killing
yourself would only sabotage everything you ever believed in as a
human being."
"You must understand," I say
with affirmation, "every individual has their own realities. That is
when you really bogin to understand people."
He  then  smiled:  "Give  me
your address...I may come to your
land soon."
This man worked for the
mafia. I hesitated. He looked
away: "You don't have to...I understand." Everything I ever believed
in was being challenged at that
very moment. Does one give one's
address to the mafia? Before the
thought continued I gave him my
address. He then gave me his.
Before I left his company, I
told the waiter: "Don't you ever
give anymore to this man." The
pilot interjected, "He's crazy!" I
pulled the unopened can of beer
away from him. He said, "Keep it,
I can always buy more." I placed
the can on the table across from
him and said, "You do what you
want with it."
The next day, I went for my
usual swim. He watched me for a
couple of hours, and smiled at me
when he decided to go in himself
for the first time. I continued to
swim with patience and determination, thinking for the band.
The next morning, I continued
to watch a man I had been watch-
ingfor days. At 5:30 a.m., when the
sun begins to rise, he sweeps a
road. The dirt returns immediately when the cars begin to come.
He did this every day. That was the
sole purpose of his existence. The
sunrise was beautiful.
"We all have the same human
needs. That is the common bond
between all people. Universality is
just a dream. But to let one person
know is to make it a reality." So
spoke a voice from Camelot.
Camelot rarely mentions
names. It is so that people go out
for themselves, and find their
"Jewel ofthe Nile."
The direction of Camelot is to
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ugliness because it believes it has
the intellect and time to produce.
Currently Camelot is working on a
project about human celebration.
It hopes to give audiences a sense
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