Volume 96, Issue 11
Tuesday September 17, 2002

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News Briefs

Let your Vagina speak out

Attention all Broadway hopefuls, your chance is here to light up the stage – literally.

The Vagina Monologues is being produced at Western once again this year and volunteers are needed to fill the positions of director, marketing coordinator, treasurer and publicist said Sharon Bauer, coordinator of the production.

Positions are also available in the areas of set and stage design, as well as costume and makeup coordination.

"I need people who are interested and want to get the message about stopping violence against women across," Bauer said.

Bauer said the show will run in February 2003 at either The Spoke or The Wave – details will be finalized closer to production time.

Anyone interested in volunteering can e-mail Bauer at shushubauer@hotmail.com.

–Paolo Zinatelli

Walking for a cure

This weekend, the London community is marching its way towards a cure for AIDS.

AIDS Walk London 2002, taking place Sunday, Sept. 22 at Covent Garden Market, is hoping to recruit enough volunteers to walk its way to a record $35,000 in donations, said David Fleming, volunteer chair for AIDS Walk London.

"All proceeds will go into the general revenue [of The John Gordon Home and The AIDS Committee of London] to support local programs," Fleming explained.

The walk is also vital in terms of raising money to find a cure for the disease and creating AIDS awareness in the community, he added.

Registration begins Sunday at 12 noon. For more information, please call 319-AIDS or go to www.aidswalkcanada.org.

–Vanessa Chris

London is a winner

Showcase Ontario Awards 2002 recently presented the City of London with an Award of Excellence for its Web-based Business Location Finder.

London's industrial land officer, Diane Coffin, called the award a team effort.

"It was a very supportive environment, and included the technology services division, the support of the deputy city solicitor [Grant Hopcroft], and the manager of realty services, Ron Sanderson," Coffin said.

The Business Location Finder can be found on the City of London Web site at www.city.london.on.ca.

–Dan Perry

Mosquitos on the attack

London crows and mosquitoes are no longer the only two targets of the West Nile virus.

A woman was diagnosed with the West Nile virus on Sept. 12, 2002. This was the first human case in the London-Middlesex area and was said to be contracted in mid-August, said Dr. Graham Pollet, the medical officer of health at the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

According to Pollett, the 69-year-old woman remains in stable condition at St. Joseph's Hospital, while tests are being performed at the Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg.

–Susan Robbins


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