Volume 94, Issue 81

Thursday, February 15, 2001


Lawless is flawless - Braun is gone

Candidates give Lawless advice

Gateway denied - Autonomy not on ballot

Heating assistance fund depleting

Your new USC president at a glance


Divisional Results

His Royal Mintiness


Presidential also-rans: here's your second chance

The University Students' Council vice presidential elections officially get off the ground on Friday Feb. 16.

According to Jaime Notman, USC communications officer, those who wish to apply can pick up nomination forms in the USC Office located in room 340 of the University Community Centre. All nominations are due back by Mar. 1 at 4 p.m.. There are four VP positions open, including campus issues, education, finance and student affairs.

All of these positions are full time paid positions, she said, and the positions run from May 1 2001 until Apr. 30, 2002.

–Clare O'Hara

Lab results dispel fear of playground feces

Samples of bad smelling, discoloured ice taken from local public schools were feces-free, according to lab results released yesterday by the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

"It's probably just soil material being decomposed that causes a smell," said Bryna Warshawsky, associate medical officer of health for the area, confirming the lab tests came back negative for fecal material.

Warshawsky said decomposing organic materials such as leaves have probably risen to the surface as a result of the springtime thaw. While the material smells bad, it does not pose a health risk, she added.

White Oaks Public School was closed Tuesday because of health concerns, and several other public schools in the London area also reported fecal smells in their playgrounds, Warshawsky said.

Anna K goes viral

Computer users with a soft spot for Anna Kournikova should beware. She may have a virus.

"The virus showed up at around 1:30 [Monday] afternoon on campus," said Eric Daugavietis, the postmaster and Webmaster for Information Technology Services.

Daugavieties said the virus, technically called a worm, comes in the form of e-mails claiming to have a photo of tennis star Kournikova attached.

"People shouldn't activate any attachments," he said, adding the worm has not caused too much trouble for the university. The worm does no damage to computers, but replicates itself through e-mail and can clog up e-mail servers, he said.

–Mike Murphy

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