Volume 91, Issue 50

Wednesday, November 26, 1997




Cover-up this!

Peter Desbarats, former dean of Western's Graduate School of Journalism, will make a return visit to Western tomorrow evening to discuss his role as a commissioner for the Somalia Inquiry.

Desbarats retired as dean of the school when asked to take part in the commission in 1995. Somalia Cover-Up is Desbarats' journal-style novel which chronicles his observations and criticizes the politicians who put an end to the commission.

He will be speaking tomorrow night at 7 p.m. in the McKellar Room in University Community Centre. A book signing will follow.

Boozin' on the right side of the law

Western's Inter-Fraternity Council is presenting a discussion today on legal liabilities when it comes to serving alcohol.

Associate dean of law Robert Soloman will be speaking to advise fraternity members on their legal liabilities concerning alcohol, said IFC President Scott Graham. He added they have also invited residence members and local bar owners to participate.

All students are welcome to attend the lecture which will begin at 6 p.m. in Rm. 38 of the Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building.

Elementary school stabbing

The issue of violent behaviour among children hit home yesterday as a 13-year-old girl stabbed an 8-year-old boy in the neck at Princess Elizabeth Elementary School in London.

During the assault, the boy sustained a stab wound to his neck area, said Sergeant Jack Churney of the London Police Department in a press release. The boy was treated for serious but not life-threatening injuries at Children's Hospital of Western Ontario.

The 13-year-old girl was taken into custody by police and an investigation is continuing.
–Sara Marett

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