Volume 91, Issue 7

Tuesday, September 9, 1997

frosh 'n' tasty



Free pot
Students wanting to decorate their homes or residences should make a stop at the atrium in the University Community Centre where the University Students' Council is holding its annual plant sale.

Variety is the name of the game as a large assortment of cacti, tropical rainforest plants, hanging baskets and cut flowers will be available in a range of prices.

The sale runs until Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the selection of plants will be restocked each day. There are bargains to be found as shoppers will get a free pot with a $20 purchase.
–Sharon Navarro

Lock it or lose it
Attention all cyclists! Today is the last day for bike registration. Western's campus police will be on the sidewalk in front of the University Community Centre from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Police officers will also be there to answer any questions and provide bicycle safety tips. Const. Wendy McGowan said there were 150 bikes stolen from campus last year. "Make sure you use a good quality U-lock when leaving your bike on campus and try not to leave them there overnight," she said.

If students miss the registration or want bike safety information, they can visit the campus police office in room 57 of the Stevenson-Lawson Building.

Tree hugging and other illegal activity
An automobile accident on Huron Drive near Western's tennis courts occurred Sept. 2 when an impaired driver lost control and struck a tree by the side of the road, said University Police Const. Wendy McGowan.

Fortunately, there were no physical injuries to the five occupants of the car, but there was approximately $10,000 damage to the vehicle. Ryan Ptolemy, a 22-year-old Western student, failed a breath test and was charged with having over 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 litres of blood in his system, McGowan said.

McGowan also reported a recent increase of personal belongings stolen from public places, particularly libraries on campus. She said students should not leave valuables unattended and to label items in case they are found.

The chronic problem of cyclists being passed on the University Drive bridge continued as students returned to classes last week. Cyclists should not be passed by cars on the bridge and should be treated as if they were another vehicle, McGowan said.
–Sara Marett

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