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Volume 96, Issue 97
Wednesday April 2, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday April 2, 2003 - 1:15 p.m.

London takes SARS precautions

Governments, hospitals, numerous other institutions and individual citizens are reacting promptly to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, as cases of the virus continue to crop up around the globe.

According to Graham Pollett, medical officer of health for the Middlesex-London Health Unit, the Ontario government and local hospitals are taking steps to try and prevent the spread of SARS, which has already killed six Toronto residents.



American students love Canada, hate pain

According to American students, it's cool to be Canadian – especially when you're travelling abroad.

"When studying abroad, some students claim to be Canadian," said Stephen Burmeister-May, director of international education at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University in Minnesota..


London Hydro: No more free rides

Broke students may soon be left out in the cold – literally – as hydro companies across Ontario prepare to disconnect power to customers who have not paid their bill.

"They have to pay now," said Nancy Hutton, a spokesperson for London Hydro, noting 3,000 customers in the London area will face a loss of power in the next couple of weeks.


More canucks heading to Iraq?

(AP) Allied warplanes and missiles blasted targets in Iraq's capital yesterday, including one of Saddam Hussein's palaces and what was believed to be an Iraqi air force officers club.

The Iraqi information minister, reading a statement he said was from Saddam, called for a jihad, or holy war, against the American-led invasion..



Vancouver Olympic bid has good chance, expert tells Western

Toronto may have proven unsuitable for the 2008 Summer Olympics bid, but Vancouver may still have a chance to win the 2010 Winter Olympics.

"Vancouver has a good shot at it," said David Leighton, the former president of the 1988 Calgary Olympic Games Organizing Committee..

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> THE USUAL SUSPECTS: Wusual wuspects strike again
> News Briefs


Allen Chen/Gazette
PASSING THE BUCK, ER TORCH. University Students' Council President Chris Sinal (left) and incoming president Paul Yeoman helped raise money yesterday for the Canadian Cancer Society in the UCC atrium.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

From blues to rap, to punk rock, Club Phoenix had it all Sunday night when it showcased the first ever London Music Awards.

A total of over 600 people – including performers, media, nominees and the general public – gathered in the downtown club to watch a show filled with smiles, surprises, a few technical difficulties and amazing live performances by some of London's finest bands.




MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> MOVIE REVIEW: The Core
> MOVIE REVIEW: Basic
> THEATRE REVIEW: Izzy works best intimately

SPORTS

Western football team undergoes changes

The Mustangs announced numerous changes to the makeup of their coaching ranks last Friday. The highly anticipated announcement however, was the designation of linebackers coach Paul Gleason as Bob LaRose's replacement as defensive co-ordinator..



MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:

> March Madness pool results
> Back bacon: Monkeys, hunchbacks and salmon
CAMPUS & CULTURE

The ABCs of understanding advertisements

Advertising has no effect on us. Right? Wrong.

In Ferdinand de Saussure's 1916 Cours de Linguistique Générale, Saussure deconstructed the building blocks of language into two pieces: signifier and signified. He concluded by writing, "It is therefore possible to conceive of a science which studies the role of signs as a part of social life... we shall call it semiology."

MORE C&C HEADLINES:
> Kalle Lasn: the Robin Hood of mindspace
> Shampoo wants to sex you up

A new C&C every Thursday!

CAMPUS INQUISITION

The Gazette decided to find out what you think about April Fool’s and whether it has ever gone too far.

“Oh ya [April Fool’s is great], I love fuckin’ with people.”
—Kevin Fuss,
Physiology IV

“I think it’s just a lot of fun, and no one ever actually plays any tricks on me anyway.”
—Ashleigh Cresswell,
Kinesiolgy and Nutrition IV

“I love April Fool’s. Today when I knew my girlfriend was coming over, I pretended to make out with my roommate right as she walked in the door. Boy, was she fooled.”
—Connor Fused,
Psychology IV

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