Volume 95, Issue 77

Tuesday, February 19, 2002
 
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NEWS

Dean: don't expect Toronto-like tuition

The Spoke no longer "The Smoke"

Presidential race ends with a whimper

Les femmes rural benefit from new Western chair

Nerdlinger laments lack of geeks

Trophy bandits and 500 crickets

New eateries slip through loophole

Trophy bandits and 500 crickets

By Joel Brown
Gazette Staff


Harold Martin is back home where he belongs – with Western's squash team.

The stolen 50-year-old squash trophy the Mustang squash team won at the Ontario University Athletics Championship was returned last week after London Police followed up an anonymous tip about its whereabouts.

On Feb. 8, while a few members of the team were showing off their new prize at The Ceeps, the trophy was snatched by unknown bandits.

It was found safe and sound at a Canadian Tire, relieving head coach Jack Fairs and his players.

"We're delighted. I don't think the trophy has much monetary value," Fairs said, adding he believes the theft was nothing more than a prank.

The team will not push for further investigation into the matter.

A house fire on Patricia Street caused $50,000 in damage and left five Western students temporarily homeless Sunday morning.

According to platoon chief Ted Brown of the London Fire Department, firefighters came to the rescue of the 1058 Patricia St. house after a blaze began in a bedroom closet located in the one-floor bungalow. London's Red Cross offered the students a place to stay for the night.

On campus, police are investigating several incidents of student card fraud involving food purchases at off-campus restaurants. According to Const. Wendy McGowan of the University Police Department, suspects have been ordering food using other students' numbers and cards.

Someone obviously wasn't in the Valentine's Day mood last week, as pranksters released some 500 crickets in the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library last Thursday. The suspects are still at-large.




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