Volume 96, Issue 73
Friday February 7, 2003
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TODAY'S COMIC

WEEKEND EDITION
LAST UPDATED: Friday February 7, 2003 - 3:00 p.m.

Is nuclear terrorism inevitable?

It is self-evident there is a crisis in the Middle East. At its centre, the 5,000-year failure to divide a piece of land 100 km by 400 km, which many call "the Holy Land." When using an approach built upon logical and truthful premises, and through the consultation of experts, the dire consequence of failure to achieve peace becomes clear.



Western professor seeks local NDP nomination

A Western professor is hoping her background in post-secondary education will translate into a candidate nomination for the provincial New Democratic Party.

Rebecca Coulter, a professor in the faculty of education, is one of three women competing to be the NDP's candidate in the riding of London North Centre.



Magazine editor tells of Afghani women's struggle

Can you imagine a world where women's rights are horribly restricted, and they live under the consistent threat of violence?

After Afghanistan was taken over by the Taliban in 1997, Afghani woman faced a bleak and restricted existence, stated Sally Armstrong, editor-at-large for Chatelaine magazine, and one of the first Canadian journalists to visit Taliban-ruled Afghanistan.

 


USC Hot Air

The first week of the University Students' Council presidential election was filled with "interesting" comments from the six candidates. Here's a taste of what they had to say...



USC councillors get booted

Two councillors have been booted from the University Students' Council, leaving the faculty of law without representation.

Faculty president Jen Brusse and councillor Quinn Ross were dismissed at Wednesday's council meeting for poor attendance, after the two went to a combined total of one meeting.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> Cure-puters
> NEWS FOR DUMMIES: Two tragedies and the case for war
> The joy of spending fake money

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

12 QUESTIONS: Gore Gore Girls
Gore Gore Girls rock Detroit


Melody and Amy of Detroit's The Gore Gore Girls took a few minutes out of their hectic day to answer The Gazette's 12 Questions.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> Predictable Oscars
>
Sweet Candy Ass Rock
> Wave rides into London, washes over Avril
> CHRW 94.7FM Top 30

SPORTS

Every "LaRose" has its thorn: Bob LaRose fired

Bob LaRose, the Western Mustangs assistant football coach and defensive co-ordinator, was released from the program on Wednesday.


MORE SPORTS HEADLINES:

>
Mustangs gain inspired victory
> Playoff bound
> Purple Pipe: Rob Nigro
> Lancers shutout struggling Mustangs

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Diets Clash:
Oscar Meyer vs. Green Giant

Carnivores and herbivores face off.

A new C&C every Thursday!

SMOKER OF THE WEEK

Deep in the heart of the Western jungle lurks the rarest breed of bear known to man. In a rare sighting, a Gazette photographer snapped one of only three known pictures of the timid Billabong Bear, which can be distinguished from other species of bears by its bleached fur, opposable digits, propensity for debauchery and ability to win gimmicky newspaper contests like “Smoker of the Week.” Truly this is a watershed event.

Smokin’ Stats:
Brand: Skippy peanut butter tipped Exports.
Hibernation patterns: 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.
Main source of nutrition: Natural springs of draft beer.
Closest relative in the bear family: Smokey the Bear.


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