Volume 95, Issue 8
Thursday, September 13, 2001

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"Why would anyone do this?"
Western alum caught in chaos

Tim Vetter arrived at work – a software firm located in midtown New York – just after 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Vetter, a Western alumnus (MBA '92) was having coffee when a colleague told him a plane had crashed into the World Trade Centre.

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PAYING RESPECT. Michael Masci, a fourth-year sociology student, took a knee Tuesday to honour those who died as a result of terrorist attacks in the U.S. The memorial, organized by several students, is located on the Concrete Beach.

How you can help

The Western community continues to join hands in an effort to support students, faculty and staff affected by Tuesday's events in the United States.

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Western expert: difficult to assign blame

Over the past two days, there has been considerable speculation over whom the attack on the United States will be blamed upon.

Although there is a tendency on the part of the North American public to assume responsibility for the attack lies with a certain identifiable group, it may only be fair to link the participants in the bombings together by one common thread – some form of personality disorder.

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Bullfrog: The Beatles with a turntable

July 1994 was an interesting time in music.

Even while the Crash Test Dummies were "Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm"-ing their way to popularity and Ace of Base were in high rotation, an exciting acid jazz scene was emerging in Montreal 

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 Western ruggers off and running amok

They may be a ship without its captain, but the Western men's rugby team is hoping to maintain their course and defend the Ontario University Athletics title they have won for the last two years.

"Losing Aaron Abrams wasn't a surprise, it was a shock," said Western head coach Gerry Slattery. 

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