Volume 91, Issue 18

Friday, September 26, 1997

Captain Scarlet



Police given workout

University Police were busy this week protecting students from potentially dangerous situations.

A disturbance in the campus recreation cardio room occurred Sept. 20 as two female students engaged in a fight over a Stairmaster machine, said Const. Wendy McGowan of the UPD.

One female spat water in the other's face and both parties suffered minor injuries after the fight was broken up by campus recreation staff.

There were reports of a male harassing a female student in D.B. Weldon Library Sept. 23 at 3:45 p.m., as a unknown male gave the female a piece of paper with his name on it.

The following day, similar reports of harassment were reported at the library, so campus police patrolled the area and identified the male suspect.

There was also a harassment reported by a female at 10 p.m. Tuesday night when a unknown male grabbed her shoulders and made a comment about female students walking alone at night, McGowan said, adding the female kneed the assailant in the groin and ran away.
–Sara Marett

Education for peanuts

Have you ever wanted to learn to ballroom dance, mix a really good drink or become the speediest reader at Western? Well, here's your chance – another year of Western's famous Charlie Brown University is about to begin.

Your chance to register for classes starts Sept. 29 until Oct. 10. at the InfoSource in the University Community Centre. Registration will run from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m..

New courses this year include indoor rock climbing, web page design and success 101.
–Christie Mann

Changing face of AIDS

National AIDS Awareness Week begins Sept. 29 at Western with an afternoon vigil.

The event begins at 1 p.m. and will be held in the University Community Centre amphitheatre. Speaking at the vigil will be Clarence Croffman, education coordinator for the AIDS Committee of London.

This year's theme is "The Changing Face of AIDS" – an attempt to educate people that HIV/AIDS is increasing among young adults at an alarming rate. From 1987-1995 the average age of infection dropped from 32 to 23 with heterosexual females most at risk, Croffman said.
–Janet Logan

Chocoholics unite

Western's Soliani Strings ensemble will perform this Sunday at the Lung Association's "Festival of Chocolate".

The event will be held at the Westin Hotel at 12 p.m. and will include a theatre performance by Lemontree productions, explained organizer Lynn Davis.

Following the performances will be a brunch with a grand finale of tantalizing chocolate deserts.
–Sara Marett

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Copyright The Gazette 1997