Volume 91, Issue 58

Tuesday, January 13, 1998

fun dipped



Political drama

Western's 13th Model Parliament took place this weekend with the Bloc Quebecois being represented for the first time by the Debating Society.

The event ran similar to the actual parliamentary process in Ottawa with political parties, represented by various campus clubs, presenting bills and debating them.

"I would like to congratulate all participants who took part this weekend in making it a success," said David Palumbo, the Prime Minister for the session.

–John P. Noonan

Party Gras

Mardi Gras, the theme for this year's Charity Ball, promises to be quite eventful.

Held at the London Convention Centre on Jan. 24, the annual event will include entertainment by two DJ's, a casino, Bwana Moto and the Mardi Gras Firedancers as well as a midnight fire show.

The University Students' Council has made a few minor changes from last year that will be appreciated, said Charity Ball commissioner Michael Albert, including the addition of one long bar with all types of drinks available. As well, all ticket holders are guaranteed food.

Tickets for the Charity Ball can be purchased at the InfoSource for $25. In addition, with purchase of a ticket, students are automatically entered in a draw to win a trip for two to Daytona, Albert added.

The two principle charities this year are Mission Services and the Boys' and Girls' Club, to which the $35,000 in expected profits will be given.

–Keisha Buchanan

Search for soap stars

TV Western is looking for potential actors to star in Western's first soap opera, tentatively titled "Concrete Beach."

Auditions will be held Feb. 14, 15 and 16 in Rm. 249 of the University Community Centre and will require reading from a tentative script which was written by a group of Western students.

The idea to air a soap opera came from the TV station at Columbia University. "Western deserves a soap opera," said TV Western executive producer Mike Mitchell.

The pilot for the show will air in early March and its success will determine if will become a regular series in September, Mitchell said.

–Lindsay Isaac

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