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Volume 96, Issue 79
Wednesday February 19, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday February 19, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.

SmartVote sends message to politicians

As part of the SmartVote campaign, 4,928 letters from Western students were sent to Queen's Park yesterday, to highlight the importance of post-secondary education as an issue in the upcoming provincial election.

"[The letters are meant] to send a message to the government saying that we're watching and we want to see education as a priority," said Dave Ford, governmental affairs commissioner for the University Students' Council. The letter-writing campaign began last October, he added.



Smoking finally banned

Smoking will soon be illegal in London's bars, according to London's City Council, who voted Monday night 12-7 in favour of enacting the new bylaw.



Budget features educational goodies

For the sixth year in a row, Canada's federal government has produced a balanced budget, which features a $14 billion increase in spending on a wide-variety of public services, including a large increase towards post-secondary education.


TAs talkin' tough at UBC

The teaching assistants at the University of British Columbia are ready to rumble.

The picket signs came out last Thursday at UBC, as approximately 200 to 300 members of the teaching assistant union – Canadian Union of Public Employees local 2278 – came out in organized strike action.


Funding to aid abuse victims

A London cultural centre is seeing green, after receiving provincial funding to assist the victims of domestic abuse.

On Monday, the London Across Languages Centre received $209,891 from the Ministry of Citizenship, in a presentation made by Dianne Cunningham, the London North-Centre member of provincial parliament.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> Local activist to run for NDP
> News Briefs


Allen Chen/Gazette
PUT THREE SUPREMELY TALENTED MUSICIANS AROUND HIM AND HE COULD BE RINGO STARR. Ian McKay, a first-year music student, snared some attention with his remarkable ability to hit stuff with sticks.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

As part of a celebration honouring the 200th anniversary of Talbot's settlement, the exhibit Thomas Talbot: Man and Myth pulls its visitors back into a time of growth and opportunity, when the surrounding area of London was wild and uncivilized.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> Local rockers bring good music home

SPORTS

"The Untouchables" - Western's men's hockey team

Don Shula led the 1972 Miami Dolphins to the National Football League's only undefeated season. Bud Wilkenson led the Oklahoma Sooners to a NCAA record 47 game winning streak in college football. Now, Clarke Singer has led his Western Mustangs to perfect 24-0 regular season.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:
> Guelph too much to handle
> Purple Pipe: Terri McNutt
> Big-time badminton
> What's up

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Operation Pick Up:
We did it for the nookie

The problem: we have absolutely no idea how to pick up objects of our affection.

The answer: Operation Pick Up.

The objective: talk to, dance with, woo, taunt and flirt with as many people as possible and get them to call you the next day.

A new C&C every Thursday!


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