Volume 92, Issue 4

Friday, June 5, 1998

george likes his chicken spicy



On second thought...

Applicants who are reconsidering attending the deregulated honours business administration program in September can get their $100 application fee back.

"We feel bad about the lack of notice. We want to be fair to people who want to withdraw because of financial hardship," said Joanne Gibb, associate director of admissions at the Richard Ivey School of Business.

Deregulation has forced tuition up to $8,000 from $3,800 for the business program starting in September 1998. As many as 430 students have applied for the 146 positions. Gibb said so far, many still want to be considered.

Reaching for the stars

"Have you ever seen the mountains on the moon?" asked David Gray, professor of astronomy at Western. "It doesn't seem like much, but it always amazes me."

Beginning June 6, moon gazers and star searchers alike are welcome at the Cronyn Memorial Observatory every Saturday evening. The doors are open from 8:30 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.. Observers will be treated to a brief slide show in the dome on topics including planets, stars and galaxies.

When darkness falls, a peek through the main telescope, with a 100 times magnification, will reveal star clusters, the rings of Saturn and shells of gas thrown off by stars, among other galactic delights.
–Michelle Demeyere

High times

The Air Ontario Airshow begins today at the London International Airport. The public can enjoy classic helicopter and car displays, a free midway, balloon rides and live music.

The show will feature the high-flying Canadian Forces Snowbirds along with the Skyhawks parachuting team. The Chevy Shockwave jet truck will also make an appearance equipped with two jet engines enabling it to reach speeds of 600 km/h, giving it a fighting chance in a runway race against an airplane.

The three day event costs $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
–Shara Cheeranj

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