Volume 95, Issue 24

Tuesday, October 16, 2001
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The world at war

BOG candidates speak to the masses

Experts say no need for Anthrax paranoia

Techies get university of their own

Kidnappings and flaming tires cap week of crime

News Briefs

Editor's Note

UWO United Way kicks-off

News Briefs

Student arrested outside of classroom

A Western student has been charged with criminal harassment, after being arrested outside a classroom in Somerville House following a Business 020 class, last Friday.

After a week of investigation, police apprehended the unidentified male on Friday at 1:50 p.m., according to the University Police Department.

Details of the offender, victim and nature of the case have not been released in order to protect the victim, police said.

UPD Inspector Bob Earle said the suspect was released Friday night on the condition he stay away from school and the victim, but was promptly taken back into custody.

"We re-arrested him on Saturday after he attempted to contact the victim," Earle said.

–Joel Brown

Drag the chic for the week

Coming Out week kicks-off today and lasts all week in the University Community Centre atrium complete with a Drag Queen show you don't want to miss.

The event, put on by the University Students' Council, focuses on the gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transsexual community, said USC VP-campus issues Sera Vavala.

The week is designed to make all students aware of the gay and lesbian community and the diversity that makes up Western, she added.

"Coming Out week is the students' way of celebrating their individual sexuality," she said.

"[This week] is for making all students aware – for those part of gay and lesbian communities and for those who are not," Vavala said, adding one of the purposes of Coming Out week is to show Western is an open, accepting community.

There will be information and resource booths available on Tuesday, Oct.16 and Thursday, Oct.18 from 12-1 p.m. in the UCC atrium.

On Wednesday, Oct.17 from 12-1 p.m. there will be a Drag Queen show.

Vavala said the popular Drag Queen show will attract a big crowd.

–Judie Larracey

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