Volume 94, Issue 97

Friday, March 23, 2001


3-yr. degree revision hot topic at Senate

Literacy linked to income

London and Western communities get together at the breakfast table

Calgary wants photo IDs for panhandlers

USC promises a fruitful listening tour

McMaster measles scare prompts clinics


Is it time to opt-in to the USC?

His Royal Mintiness


Deceased male still part of investigation

Police are still searching for answers in the case of male found deceased in his apartment this past Tuesday.

According to Const. Ryan Holland, police received a call shortly after 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon that a male had been found dead inside his apartment at 876 Dundas St.. Police arrived on the scene and determined the man was in his twenties. Members of the major crime section of the Criminal Investigation Division took over the investigation.

After an autopsy was conducted, police found no obvious signs of foul play. Police have now confirmed the deceased is Chet Wythe, 26, Holland explained.

Police will be continuing their investigation and are requesting the public's assistance with reconstructing the events from Mar. 17 to the day his body was discovered. Anyone with information should contact the London Police at 661-5670.

–Aaron Wherry

Denture cleaners win business bragging rights

A group of seven aspiring entrepreneurs won $1,000 and some serious bragging rights this week, when they edged out 157 other groups to win the annual Business 257 Feasibility Competition.

"The winning entry was Denture Venture, a business that goes to senior citizens homes and cleans dentures for people," said Carol Fuller, course co-ordinator for Business 257.

According to Fuller, the competition, which was established in 1990, has produced some business plans that have turned into real world successes. "There are some pretty well-known businesses that have arisen out of it," she said, noting the now well-established College Pro Painters and Little Frosty Fridge Rentals were both born as competition entries.

Entries in this year's contest were judged by a three-member panel consisting of two high-profile Toronto-based businesspeople and Darroch Robertson, the Honors Business Administration Program Director at Richard Ivey School of Business.

Second place was awarded to a group proposing a business called Ayden/Grace.com, an Internet-based company with connections to the modelling industry. Taking third was Rolling Image, a company that would create promotional decals to be affixed to the conveyor belts at supermarket checkouts.

Winning team members were Herbert Cash, Luca Filice, Brandon Foster, Amy Hoftyzer, Gary Hoftyzer, Akinwole James and Jeff Warren. Fuller said over 300 people were in attendance at the Richard Ivey auditorium to hear the results of the judging.

–Mike Murphy

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