Volume 92, Issue 17

Thursday, October 1, 1998

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NEWS
 

Quickies

Red Green and Blue?


North America's favourite duct tape expert will be performing Saturday night at 5 p.m. in Alumni Hall.

Steve Smith, also known as Red Green, will help Western celebrate this year's Homecoming by judging both a duct tape contest as well as a Red Green look-alike contest. The audience is encouraged to come prepared, Smith said.

Smith's interest in performing tomorrow night stems from the early support the Red Green Show received from southwestern Ontario. "I have a warm spot for London and I really like doing this kind of stuff," he said.

Anyone interested in attending Smith's performance can purchase the $10 tickets at InfoSource or Room 101 of Alumni Hall.

–SABRINA CARINCI



Olympic Symposium


It's torch lighting time as the International Centre for Olympic Studies ignites the next three days with a collection of research and presentations from around the world.

Forty scholars with representation from every continent will be presenting 21 research papers on the social and cultural aspects of the entire Olympic movement. This will be the fourth year that this conference will be held since the ICOS was created here at Western in 1987.

Robert Barny, director of the Senate for Olympic Research, is particularly excited about this year's presentations. "I'm looking forward to hearing the research of people that I don't know, as well as the new findings of previous presenters," Barny said.

The symposium is open to the public and will be held both Friday and Saturday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the north meeting room at Windermere Manor.

–WES BROWN



Great Deal on Timbits


Two dollars is all it takes to sink your teeth into all the Timbits you can eat.

Today, from noon to 2 p.m., a Timbit-eating contest will be held in the UCC atrium as part of Homecoming celebrations.

In an event spawned by John Bayliss, University Students' Council day events coordinator, contestants can battle for the right to call themselves the Timbit-chewing champion.

Not only does the winner receive the cheapest lunch in town, but a choice of prizes ranging from CDs to t-shirts.

USC Homecoming commissioner Tom Mathies is upbeat about the event and said even Ian Armour, USC president, was rumoured to be participating.

–PAUL-MARK RENDON




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