Volume 96, Issue 93
Wednesday March 26, 2003
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LAST UPDATED: Wednesday March 26, 2003 - 1:00 p.m.

War in Sudan: 20 years and counting

While the world's focus has recently been fixated on the war in Iraq, yesterday, members from the London community attempted to bring attention to the devastating 20-year civil war raging in Sudan, and their efforts to create peace.

"Peace is something we need to talk about, and not only when there is a large scale occurrence," said Michael Veenema, Christian reformed chaplain at Western and one of the event organizers.

Bioterrorism fears increase

Anthrax. Ricin. Small Pox. Could they be coming to a neighbourhood near you?

Since the tragic events of Sept. 11, there have been growing concerns regarding the threat of bioterrorism. These concerns have only been heightened by the international tension created by the American-led war on Iraq.

Civilian and military casualties rising in Iraq

AP - American infantry troops fought off an attack by Iraqis in the desert yesterday, inflicting heavy casualties in a clash less than 160 kilometres from Baghdad.

Defence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said between 150 and 500 Iraqis were killed in the ground battle near Najaf, adding there were no immediate reports of American casualties.

ITS eliminates entire department

Another Western service has gone the way of the dodo.

"Effective immediately, Hardware Services has closed," said Debbie Jones, director of Information Technology Services in an e-mail release.

ITS will no longer be accepting further requests for hardware services or equipment repair, she said, adding all current work requests will be completed.

Love and marriage: Permanent happiness not included

Marriage has no permanent effect on an individual's happiness, according to a recently released study. It is neither a lifetime sentence of incessant torture reminiscent of the fires of hell nor a trip down euphoria lane.

Richard E. Lucas, professor of psychology at Michigan State University, conducted a 15-year study, drawing from a sample of 24,000 men and women. His research documented people from long before to long after they were married, and measured their satisfaction.


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