Volume 94, Issue 93

Friday, March 16, 2001


Atrium protest disrupts Israel Day

FTAA protesters get ready for summit

Homeless get funding

Teachers oppose criminal checks

Third meningitis scare lands boy in hospital

Crush the octogenarian uprising!


Corroded Disorder


Starving for charity

The University Students' Council is asking students to go without food to help those who are malnourished.

From Friday Mar. 30 to Saturday Mar. 31, the World Vision 30 Hour Famine will take place in the University Community Centre, explained event organizer Jen Hollowell.

Both students and faculty are encouraged to participate or sponsor someone who is participating, she said.

Powerade and water will be provided for the duration of the famine and a Friday night sleepover will take place in the UCC with entertainment and games. Tomorrow morning, there will be fundraising activities around London and a free celebratory feast at the completion of the 30 hours, Hollowell said.

The famine helps fund relief efforts in Rwanda, Kenya, Honduras, India, and Ethiopia, she added.

Pledge forms can be picked up at the UCC Infosource or obtained by contacting Hollowell at 439-1695.

London cops bust school janitor, drug dealing suspects

London Police have arrested a school janitor for lewd behaviour involving a young student.

According to Const. Ryan Holland, police have arrested and charged a 49-year-old Craig Power with one count of sexual interference after police received a complaint of inappropriate behaviour at Princess Elizabeth School in London.

After regular school hours, the victim, who is under the age of 14, was allowed into the school by a custodian, where the custodian engaged in inappropriate behavior, Holland said.

Power has been charged with one count of sexual interference with a person under the age of 14 and one count of supplying a person under the age of 19 with liquor and cigarettes.

To protect the identity of the victim, no further information which could identify the victim will be released, he added.

On Tuesday night London Police executed a search warrant at an address on King St. and as a result seized $1,400 worth of cocaine and $3,200 worth of marijuana. Seven people, ranging in age from 18 to 50, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and one 17-year-old female was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

–Aaron Wherry

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