Volume 96, Issue 20
Wednesday October 2, 2002

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But do I get a gun?

The London Police is recruiting volunteers for its Auxiliary Police section.

"[Auxiliary officers are] a group of volunteer citizens who assist our police service in a variety of crime prevention programs," said Const. Byron McNeil, Auxiliary Police co-ordinator.

Volunteers will be involved in different programs, such as "project safeguard," where volunteers provide security advice to home owners, McNeil explained. They can give police station tours, assist in public displays and parades, as well as ride along with police officers, he said.

Application forms are available at a kiosk in the University Community Centre atrium until 3:00 p.m. today, McNeil said. Applicants must be at least 20-years-old and will be asked to attend an auxiliary meeting at the end of October, he said.

Applicants must then go through fitness and written aptitude tests, background check and interviews, McNeil added.

Currently there are 30 auxiliary officers, but they are hoping for 50 volunteers, he said. For those interested in volunteering, the LPD is asking for a two-year commitment.

For more information or to download an application form, visit http://police.city.london.on.ca. Applications can be faxed to McNeil's attention at 661-2450 by the end of next week.

–Marcela Colangelo



The Wright stuff


Outdoor Life Network personality Ian Wright travels to Western today.

Wright – host of Pilot Guides (formally Lonely Planet) – will entertain students with his humour and travel experience, according to Lil Chieh, University Students' Council VP-student affairs.

"This really caters to people who watch the show and travel," Chieh said.

The event, "Wright of Way," is part of a Wright's tour through eastern Canada.

Brought in by USC Speakers, Wright will appear at Althouse College from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. Tickets are available at InfoSource in the atrium of the University Community Centre.

Students get in for $13 and non-students for $21.

–Emmett Macfarlane



Searching for people with no humility


As if the Concrete Beach is not enough, this year's makers of the W-girls and W-boys calendars are looking for even more skin.

Brad Bloch and Adam Luck, second-year honours business administration students, said they are looking for a diverse group of Western students to audition for the calendars. The proceeds from the calendars will go to benefit the Canadian Red Cross Society.

"We are looking for potential models from all backgrounds who want to help out the Canadian Red Cross," Bloch said.

Twelve guys and 12 girls are needed to fill the roster for each of the calendars, Luck explained.

Anyone interested in auditioning for the calendars can contact Bloch and Luck by e-mail at wcalendars@hotmail.com.

–Chris Webden

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