Volume 93, Issue 61

Wednesday, January 19, 2000


Provincewide intern program renewed

USC to vote on type of campaign

Fraternity falls victim to prank

Another hand reaches to government pockets

Freezing temperatures a danger for homeless

Super computer grows at U of A


Bass Ackwards

Caught on campus


Investigation into Wave stabbing closed

The London Police have finalized their investigation into the stabbing that occurred Nov. 14 at the Wave, in the University Community Centre, said London Police spokesperson, Const. Tracey Frizell.

"Over 50 people were interviewed in connection with the case," Frizell explained. "The police have exhausted all possible investigative leads and there have been no arrests or charges laid."

One person was injured in the early morning attack, but Frizell said the victim's name has not been released at the request of the family.

The investigation has been primarily turned over to the London Police, who are responsible for any serious crimes in the municipality, but the University Police Department will still be involved in the event any new leads are discovered.

"We've got a great working relationship with the UPD, so if they get any new leads we will be following them up," Frizell said.

–Aaron Wherry

Champions of science

Western will be reaping the scientific spoils of victory, thanks to a group of 18 science students who won the Annual Science Games competition last weekend at the University of Toronto.

Two Western teams of nine competitors, composed of biology, chemistry and physics students, tested their ingenuity and problem solving skills against groups from McGill University, Concordia University and U of T, according to second-year science student Varun Kapila.

He explained the annual provincewide contest consists of various mini-science projects. Over 100 students participated in the event, he said.

"The whole point of this is recognition. We're putting Western in the forefront in the faculty of science," Kapila said. "This is a big step."

The victory gives Western the honour of hosting the 2001 Annual Science Games, Kapila said, adding as hosts, the Western contingent wants to expand the competition. "Next year, we have sights on inviting people from B.C. and McMaster [University]."

–Andrea Ellyn

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