Volume 93, Issue 27

Tuesday, October 19, 1999


Law school sued for discrimination

Senate prefers to refer decision

CFS and OUSA debate over status

Star deal challenged by papers across country

Newfoundland abolishes New Year's Eve last call

Singing Blues after thefts


Bass Ackwards

Caught on Campus

Singing Blues after thefts

By Nina Chiarelli
Gazette Staff

Western's music department has been singing a different tune since two of its cherished violins were stolen last week.

The instruments were stolen from two separate secured lockers in the music building, said Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department. "Don't leave items unattended for even a brief moment," she said. "Make your valuables unattractive and mark all your property."

McGowan said although the violins belong to the university, there are two separate complainants, since the violins were in the possession of two students.

Thieves also made away with two laptops, stolen from the Richard Ivey School of Business on Oct. 15. The two incidents are not related, McGowan said.

The UPD also responded to a call at the Huron Flats, where officers were told individuals were attempting to steal construction signs from the new stadium site. McGowan said the suspects were unsuccessful in their attempts. "The individuals dispersed upon the officers arrival."

The University Community Centre was the hub of activity this past week, with the usual thefts and a disturbing the peace infraction. "After 5 p.m. on Oct. 15 a female was reported harassing people in the UCC. This person is known to us, was warned and asked to leave," McGowan said. She added the individual is a student at Western.

Aside from the usual lost property and traffic enforcements, McGowan said Saugeen-Maitland Hall was the victim of a farcical fire alarm. "At 2:35 a.m. on Oct. 12 we had Saugeen requesting assistance because someone was playing music into the fire alarm system," McGowan explained. "By the time the electrician arrived the music had been stopped though." She added the incident still remains a mystery.

The UPD has also begun monitoring the traffic lights at Talbot College, as vehicles were reported to be speeding through the intersection to catch the light, McGowan said. "It's a dangerous situation to pedestrians and we'll be monitoring it."

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