Volume 96, Issue 73
Friday February 7, 2003
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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.

 


Cure-puters

Along with the gift of e-mail and free pornography, idle computers may now be used to find a cure for small pox.

A new program will link an estimated two million computers together into a grid to identify possible antidotes to small pox, said Joseph Jasinski, worldwide operations manager for IBM life sciences.



NEWS FOR DUMMIES
Two tragedies and the case for war

With the preoccupation of studies, Charity Ball and constant squirrel-led assassination attempts on University Students' Council presidential candidates, The Gazette is here to fill you in on the news of the week.




The joy of spending fake money

There's no such thing as a free lunch – unless you pay with counterfeit money.

"This past year, there have been 11 occurrences of counterfeit money reported from cash operations on campus," said Const. Wendy McGowan, spokesperson for the University Police Department.

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