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Volume 96, Issue 89
Wednesday March 19, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday March 19, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.

Prof to duel with Cunningham

Rebecca Coulter, a Western professor of education, has been chosen as the New Democratic Party's candidate in the riding of London North Centre.

"It was a lively campaign," Coulter said of her race against Julie Glaser, founder and co-ordinator of Western's Youth Anti-Violence Project and a representative of the London Homeless Coalition.



Make hot dogs, not war

To the relief of students campus wide, this spring's warm weather has been accompanied by the return of another Western favourite – that's right, the Hot Dog Lady.

Affectionately known as "La femme saucisse," Gabriella Lakatos returned to the Concrete Beach yesterday to peddle her tantalizing tube-steaks. Lakatos reappeared behind her barbecue of beef, after a brief winter vacation, bringing tears to the eyes of many Western sausage lovers.



Mustangs corralled in CASA elections

In a vote held during CASA's annual Internal Review conference, which took place last week at the University of Manitoba, James Kusie, the vice-president of the University of Manitoba Students' Union, won the position of national director in the second round of voting, explained Erin Stevenson, CASA's communications officer.


Hippies and suits

Have you ever witnessed the academic equivalent of mating a cat with a dog? You will soon.

A new concurrent program, combining media, information and technoculture and the honours business administration program at the Richard Ivey School of Business will be introduced this coming September.



Aspirin vs. cancer?

In a new study published this month, Robert Sandler, a professor at the University of North Carolina, discovered that one aspirin a day decreased the amount of polyps – which are thought to cause cancer – produced in the body by blocking the COX-2 enzyme, which is responsible for inflammation.

 

MORE NEWS HEADLINES:
> News Briefs


Allen Chen/Gazette
HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR SNOUT - RARE OR MEDIUM RARE? The world started spinning again yesterday, as Gabriella Lakatos, known simply as "the hot dog lady" to most, made her triumphant return to Concrete Beach.

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

The big man is back in town. Randy Bachman, the architect of two of Canada's most successful bands – The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive – is rolling into Woodstock this Saturday night for an intimate acoustic performance entitled "Every Song Has a Story." The hook of Bachman's new show? All your favourite Guess Who and BTO tunes, and the stories behind them.


MORE A&E HEADLINES:

> Izzy the adults only clown shoots her Tongue at The Grand
> CD REVIEW: Avalanche takes Matt Good to new heights
> Outside the box: Repo Man
> MOVIE REVIEW: The Hunted just can't escape comparisons to The Fugitive

SPORTS

Men's tennis team kicks the "Schmidt" out of Alberta

On Saturday night, the Western Mustangs men's tennis team reiterated why Western is a school known for athletic supremacy. The Mustangs claimed the Canadian Interuniversity Sport National Championship at the University Tennis Centre, making them the best tennis squad in Canada this year.

CAMPUS & CULTURE

Out of bathroom stalls and into public debate

October 10, 539 BC: Celebration continues late into the night in the city of Babylon, while enemy forces camp outside. As King Belshazzar entertained followers, a disembodied hand scrawled cryptic writing on the wall; the kingdom was found wanting and Babylon would be taken by the Persians. The writing on the wall revealed the true state – and fate – of the Babylonian empire. Later that night Belshazzar was executed.

MORE C&C HEADLINES:
> On-campus intolerance: a Western tradition?

A new C&C every Thursday!

CAMPUS INQUISITION

Since they are probably the only people on campus who even remember St. Patrick’s Day, The Gazette decided to talk to the friendly staff at The Spoke and The Wave, and find out what made their green holiday great.

“This girl was giving a random staff member a hug with her legs up in the air and wearing a kilt. She had an awesome red thong on.”
—Tim Mabee,
MIT III

“I was the random staff member.”
—Ryan Petrimoulx,
History IV

“I had a guy spill an entire glass of beer on me and then try and brush it off by cupping my boob. I was really mad.”
—Meaghan Daniel,
English & Women’s Studies III

“Some guy showed up with a green bathrobe on and a green thong. At one point he put his leg up and I saw his left nut.”
—Petrimoulx

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