Volume 90, Issue 76

Friday, February 07, 1997




Slinging the dirt

Just when you thought trashy gossip was confined to daytime TV talk shows, students can now catch some live coverage tonight at The Ceeps.

The bar will feature a take-off on the popular talk show Jerry Springer, although this one will be hosted by Harry Slinger – who claims to be Springer's estranged nephew.

"People will volunteer to tell some pretty racy secrets about themselves and their friends," said Sue Kish, a manager of the bar. Kish said the event is mainly Slinger's invention and King's College students are also largely involved.

Among all the gossip, participants in the show are going to tell their best friends they want to be more than friends, girls will be telling their girlfriends they are being too promiscuous and it will be revealed that couples have been cheating on each other, Slinger said.

"It will be great because we can say things they can't say on TV," he added.

Dishing of the dirt is expected to start around 9 p.m. and there is no cover to get in on the action. Participants also have a chance to win a trip for two to Florida, among other prizes available to the audience.

"[The event] is something different that will hopefully build some business for the bar on a Friday," Kish said. "If it is successful we hope to run the same thing again."

– Donna MacMullin

Rinse before you spit

Students who want to brush up on their knowledge of the proposed student dental plan can drill representatives from both the Yes and No sides of the referendum campaign.

The two official sides will be on hand at the presidential Soapbox tomorrow in the University Community Centre's atrium starting at 12 p.m.

New reign

The new King's College Students' Council president-elect wants to put lots of enthusiasm into next year's council.

Courtney Hindorff, a fourth-year psychology and economics major, was elected president of the council on Tuesday night.

"I don't like the way the council is going right now," he said. "There were student issues that weren't being met." Hindorff said he will try to make council efficient by using time effectively during meetings.

One main issue for students was the appointment of a new principal at King's. Hindorff thinks the principal will do a good job and said council will make sure he keeps any promises he has made.

Communication with main campus is going smoothly and there is a respect on both sides, Hindorff said. "As far as I know the communication with main campus is getting better."

The new council takes over on March 23. "I'm really looking forward to turnover and the first meeting," he said.

– Karena Walter

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