Volume 93, Issue 4
Friday, June 4, 1999
The crisis in the Balkans was the topic of discussion this past weekend as Western played host to a conference focussing on the war-torn region.
Maya Shatzmiller, president of the conference, said international and local scholars and diplomats were at Windermere Manor to discuss Balkan history, as well as foreign policy and possible measures for diplomatic resolution. "We had a freeflow of ideas that truly deepened our understanding," she said.
Shatzmiller added several diplomats who were previously posted in the former Yugoslavia were also present. "They gave a very good analysis as to what happened on the diplomatic side."
Beer lovers have a new reason to raise their glasses since the Labatt Brewery received eight new beer vats on Wednesday.
"It's exciting. This is one of the biggest events we've seen," said Les Sparling, plant manager at the Labatt Brewery.
Sparling added the vats, each measuring 21 feet in diameter and 63 feet in length, required a London Police escort while London Hydro, Bell Canada and Rogers Cable crews were on hand to take down the wires which stood in obstacle to the delivery of the vats.
The sweet sounds of love and passion will soon fill the air as Western professors, students and special guests sing arias, love-duets and ensembles for charity.
Opera for Hospice of London: a musical expression of love and friendship is a benefit taking place June 10 at St. Paul's Cathedral on Richmond Street, with proceeds going to Hospice of London.
"The opera will give exposure to Western's up and coming performance artists," said Irena Welhasch, one of the evening's featured performers.
The opera starts at 8 p.m.
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