Volume 95, Issue 36

Tuesday, November 6, 2001
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Western pin-ups ready to hit UCC

Talking 'Weather porn'

Manhunt on for naked masturbator

No restrictions on foreign students

Gang murders up 63 percent

News briefs

News briefs

Hercules and Adonis to take it off for charity

Hey ladies – get ready to see some Greek bods strut their stuff.

Alpha Phi, a Western sorority, is presenting its annual Mr. Greek competition on Nov. 14, said Alpha Phi VP-marketing, Sarah Miller.

Mr. Greek is the equivalent of a beauty pageant for men, she said, adding it is the sorority's largest philanthropy event of the year.

All proceeds are going to the Alpha Phi Foundation, a charity that raises money for women's cardiac care, she said.

"It is a chance to support, cardiac care for women – a charity that affects everyone in one way or another. We can't wait to see all of Western there," Miller said

Mr. Greek 2001 will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. at The Drink Nightclub. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

–Kristina Lundblad

Spam set to be eradicated - ham still safe

If you're sick of spam, don't worry, the day of reckoning has arrived.

Beginning Nov. 7, Information Technology Services will be offering a spam e-mail blocking service for students, staff and faculty at Western.

"For the past three or four years this has been a growing problem," said ITS system administrator Eric Cartman.

ITS considers spam to be any unsolicited bulk or commercial e-mail.

ITS has subscribed to a service that holds a central database, detecting any misconfigurations in the incoming e-mail, such as an open third-party relay.

If anything is detected, the address is added to the database and a message is sent to the "spammer" telling them the mail was not delivered and why.

If the misconfiguration is corrected, the address is removed from the database, which updates itself every day at midnight. "Midnight is a good time because this is when most spam is sent," Cartman added.

It is possible to opt out of the service by completing an online form at http://www.uwo.ca/its/email/SpamEnable.html.

–Paolo Zinatelli

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