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CAMPAIGNING ON THE HILL

Ridership down
following strike
By Abid Aziz-Ladhani will not be a need for the City to
Gazette Staff fund the LTC additionally. But he
mentioned action will be taken in
Lower than average ridership is the future if such an issue persists.
plaguing the London Transit “If [the LTC] doesn’t recover
Commission in the aftermath of a and if it continues at the rate we
month-long strike. are at now, it would require a fare
In addition to costing the LTC change and more money from the
approximately $3 million in rev- City or a combination of both,”
enue, the strike has caused a Gosnell said.
reduced number of riders even as Moreover, according to Gos-
the Commission continues to nell, the City has reserves set aside
operate normally. if the LTC requires further assis-
“We lost a lot of ridership,” tance.
Harold Usher, commissioner for “We are going to get our rider-
Meagan Kashty/Gazette the LTC, said. “First of all [we] lost ship back — it’s just a matter of
IF A CAMPAIGN SIGN FALLS, AND NO ONE IS AROUND TO HEAR IT… WHICH OTHER CAMPAIGN DO YOU a lot of revenue as a result of the time,” Usher said. “We have
BLAME? As part of a yearly tradition in University Students’ Council elections, massive signs on UC Hill have days that we were not operating, always been doing promotion for
been erected to grab the attention of the masses. but we saved some money ridership — we don’t sit back and
because we were not operating.” say ‘riders will come’ — we have a
However, Usher believed the plan.”

Park, Goldfarb mellow on LTC probably saved more money


in 2009 than it lost due to the lack
of operating costs incurred during
Usher cited a number of mar-
keting and advertising strategies
used to improve ridership.
the strike. Additionally, unemployment

campaign colour conflict “It takes a while for people to


come back as customers,” Usher
added. “Then some people will
may also be a factor contributing
to low ridership according to Gos-
nell.
By Shreya Tekriwal ate that. But it’s out of our hands — sensed any problem.” never come back as a customer “That’s had an impact espe-
Gazette Staff they do what they want with their Park mentioned when an e-mail because they have found alter- cially in the lower income and
colours.” regarding campaign colours was nate forms of transportation.” younger ridership,” he said.
Is yellow the new gold? According to Sach, demerit sent out to the candidates, Goldfarb “A municipal transit strike usu- Plans to expand the LTC are in
Two University Students’ Coun- points will not be awarded for the was not included in the recipients. ally requires a year recovery,” Tom the works, despite supposed dis-
cil presidential candidates may colour mix-up, as choice of colours “In all honesty, when Phil sent us Gosnell, deputy mayor of the City interest of the public.
have to deal with confused students is not protected by election bylaws. an e-mail, Marshall was not part of of London, said. “At the same time we are trying
due to similarities in their cam- “Am I mad? Not really. But at the that process because the CRO did Despite low ridership and the to grow the transit system,” Gos-
paign colours. same time, it doesn’t really help me not know he was running. I can’t lost revenue incurred by the Com- nell added. “We hope to get more
While Marshall Goldfarb techni- out,” Park said. really complain because when I mission, Gosnell believed there people on it.”
cally chose gold as his campaign While Park felt it might be a little told everyone that my colour was
colour and Ray Park chose sun- confusing for students, he did not yellow, Marshall didn’t know about
shine yellow, there appears to be lit- think it would be a major issue. it because he wasn’t part of the
tle difference between the two. “It could bring up some conflicts process,” Park said.
“Elections committee doesn’t […] but hopefully it’s not going to Goldfarb noted nothing could
have anything governing choice of be too much of an issue […] Hope- have been done had he known
colours. If candidates want use the fully people won’t be too confused,” about the colours sooner.
same colours, it’s their own prerog- Park added. “The problem is we didn’t really
ative,” Phil Sach, chief returning “Ray Park is yellow and although know about this until after our
officer for the University Students’ ours appears that way, it’s gold,” colours were picked so everything
Council elections committee, said. Goldfarb said. “It is fairly similar but was finalized, shirts were ordered,
“We try as hard as we can before I’ve had a couple opportunities etc […] so [there is] nothing we can
campaign begins to kind of medi- already to speak to Ray […] I haven’t do about it,” Goldfarb added.

Zeljkovic charges stayed


By Cheryl Stone culties with his mental health at the review of the arrest.
Gazette Staff time. Gwen Boniface, former Ontario
Millar felt the prosecution real- Provincial Police Commissioner,
Yesterday, charges were stayed ized there was no ground for the was appointed by the University to
against the student arrested in the charges because of Zeljkovic’s diag- conduct an independent review of
Social Science Centre in October. nosis. other aspects of the case.
Irnes Zeljkovic was charged “He can’t be charged if he didn’t Gitta Kulczycki, Western’s vice-
with mischief, resisting arrest, intend to do it,” Millar said. president resources and operation,
escaping custody and assaulting a “[The stay] allows medical pro- added the review has not been
peace officer. fessionals to weigh in and ask if this completed, and the results have yet
“A stay in proceedings are guy really knew what he was to be released.
almost as good as a withdrawal of doing,” Millar added. Millar explained the next step is
charges,” Phillip Millar, lawyer for Zeljkovic has been in treatment to ensure everyone is held respon-
Zeljkovic, said of the decision. since the incident, and according to sible for their actions.
He explained the prosecution Millar is “100 times better.” “Now’s the time to turn and hold
decided the charges would be stayed Since the event, Western has people accountable that caused
because Zeljkovic was having diffi- opted to have an independent him pain,” Millar concluded. Corey Stanford/Gazette
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NEWSBRIEFS
Rock on … quietly ninger, committee chairperson for is reduced in areas such as the
Rock the Park needs to decrease the Rock the Park, said. “But other peo- arteries.
noise or increase its budget. ple like to sit out on their deck and Len Piché, a registered dietitian
City hall has stated Harris Park enjoy the concert. We get both and professor of food and nutri-
will be off-limits to the outdoor kinds of responses.” tional sciences at Western, noted
music festival known as Rock the In terms of the London commu- sardines can be important source
Park. After receiving numerous nity, Winninger emphasized con- of omega-3s.
noise complaints during the event certs like this are “good for the city,” “Sardine body oil is known for its
in previous years, City officials have as they support the arts and enforce very long chain of omega-3 fatty
asked the festival to turn down the London’s identity as a creative city. acids,” Piché said. “I love to eat sar-
volume. “We also have to be mindful that dines on top of a nice piece of toast-
As a potential solution, the City people want to quietly enjoy their ed rye bread or 12 grain English
is recommending a $5,000 deposit property, and [concerts like Rock muffin.”
from Rock the Park. the Park] can interfere,” he added. The study noted a three ounce
Having violated the communi- The change in regulation will go serving of canned Atlantic sardines
ty’s noise bylaw for the past two before the city council’s communi- has about 22 grams of protein, large
years, current provisions state the ty and protective services on Mon- amounts of iron, vitamins B12, E, D
festival will not be permitted to be day. and potassium. This serving also
held in the park this summer, but —Lauren Nisbet contains 340 milligrams of calcium
an amendment to the bylaw has — more than a glass of milk — with
been proposed. If noise bylaws Fish are friends the calcium coming from the small,
are violated for a third time, the The thought of fish for dinner may edible bones.
$5,000 security deposit will be for- be unsettling for some, but accord- Piché used the term “highly
feited and the money will go to ing to a study published in the Jour- unsaturated fatty acids,” or
the City. nal of the American Medical Associ- “HUFAs,” to describe these long
“Some people complained the ation, the omega-3 fatty acids chains of important fatty acids.
music was so loud they couldn’t talk found in fish can slow down the For people who cannot stomach
or watch television,” David Win- aging process and help lower the fish of any kind, Piché suggested
risk of cardiovascular disease. taking omega-3 supplements in
Fish is also known to be one of order for the body to reap the
Teach English the best anti-inflammatory foods
because of its rich concentration in
numerous health benefits fish have
to offer.
Abroad omega-3 fatty acids. Inflammation —Alli Aziz

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Fanshawe College is considering many rental units in on area; when-
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Whether it’s at the pubs or If you can’t make it, don’t worry — the event will be covered live to air
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USC Elections 2010
the future, and within the next few prevent that kind of intensification.”
months we’ll have a better idea as Glenn Matthews, Fanshawe’s — Leo Groarke,
to the construction that will be housing mediation officer, estimat- Dean of Laurier’s Brantford campus
done,” Bernice Hull, vice-president ed there are approximately 7,000 to
of administration at Fanshawe Col- 8,000 student renters.
lege, said. Hull noted the exact loca- Hull explained the College had
tion of the satellite campus is not been looking into different housing
yet known. options for students, but had not
“I’m very positive about the decided on encouraging renters to
amount of interest in the down- live downtown.
town both from the businesses and Downtown London already has
the [area] residents,” Hull said. a higher than average concentra-
Wilfrid Laurier University saw tion of young adults than the rest of
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Terrorists
and Tofu LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Though fisheries and oceans minister Gail Shea might entire country?
have expected her press conference to pass by without a
tofu cream pie to the face, a protester from People for the
Advocacy It is the same reason why so many
students believe their actions will have
Joker a tool,
Ethical Treatment of Animals ensured otherwise. The
attack, prompted by outrage at Canada’s annual seal hunt, bandwagon no effect, because they have not done
the reading to help educate their opin- voters should
has brought newfound attention to PETA and caused a ion. Student groups are among the most
member Parliament from Newfoundland to suggest
Ottawa consider labelling PETA as a terrorist group.
short-term fix influential, but if they have not done
their homework, the majority of them
not be fooled
It is sad that Gerry Byrne, Liberal MP for Humber-St. Re: “Student Advocacy” Jan. 22, 2010 will choose methods that will have no To the editor:
Barbe-Baie Verte, feels PETA’s relatively harmless protests net result. Facebook groups are not I am writing in regards to the upcoming
are worthy of the same labels as Al-Qaeda. Though throw- To the editor: counted by members of Parliament, and University Students’ Council presidential
ing a pie at someone’s face is an immature way to make a Jumping on the advocacy bandwagon even a 100,000 signature petition won’t election involving some extremely qual-
point, it’s hardly in the same league as “real” terrorist orga- can do more harm than good. The reach the floor of the House of Com- ified candidates.
nizations. amount of focus towards charity and mons unless you have filed the proper I implore the Western student body to
But in all likelihood, PETA merely wanted to create a activism in Friday’s issue is a great thing, paperwork. do their research and not vote for the
buzz about the issue. The fact news organizations across public outreach is always good; however, If your heart is set on a cause, make “joke” candidates. Recently I was at the
the country picked the story up and reported on it seems the views expressed in the Gazette only sure you have done the reading to back it Ceeps for their legendary Sledgehammer
to indicate PETA accomplished their goals. help perpetuate the stereotype that stu- up. Bingo and saw one of these “joke” candi-
Extreme stunts, while outrageous, might also draw the dents think they know more than they —William Smith dates. Not only was he making a scene
public’s attention to the real issues, and perhaps allow actually do. Biochemical and because of his overt drunkenness, but he
organizations like PETA to throw some information into The recent events in Haiti are tragic, Environmental Engineering III came off as completely careless. I will not
the resulting buzz. but it is far too easy to blame the prob- mention the candidates name, but once
Of course, the accuracy of PETA’s information is ques- lems of a country on Mother Nature. again, I implore all, do your research
tionable. At their core they remain one-sided organiza- Short-term relief is the Band-Aid of before making an aimless vote.
tion, and their information campaigns are unabashedly international development, sure it — Brian Lupavitch
biased. This lack of room for compromise has the effect of appears to fix the crisis, but the removal Physics III
both turning off more moderate supporters and limits the can sting far more. Pick a natural disas-
potential for creating effective change. ter and people will show an enormous
As for the terrorist allegations — assuming a few cream amount of support, but this generally
pies being tossed around carries the same weight as does not last more than a few months
bombs, kidnappings and murders is not only a disgusting and as soon as the funding from the
mentality, but it may also have a chilling effect on demon- West dries up, the underlying problems
strations and protests in the future. One should not throw will show up again.
the term “terrorist” around so lightly in our post-9/11 era. Just because it is the media’s hot topic
The saddest thing though is how much a reflection this
brouhaha is of the changing times. After all, we have a
of the moment, Haiti has larger prob-
lems than its last seismic activity. It is the
Did you know?
time-honoured tradition in Canada of throwing a pie at poorest country out of the Americas and
the faces of our elected officials — recall Jean Chrétian — one of the poorest outside of Africa. Due The Gazette looks back this week to had every right to attend the event if
with the most common response being an arrest followed to a history of unstable and untrustwor- 1990 when the fear of anti-war demon- they so chose, she said she had to look
by a suspended sentence. thy governments, public services are strators forced the Canadian Forces out for the best interest of all the par-
Perhaps the MPs most directly involved with the seal minimal and most of the population has Reserve to withdraw from Wesetern’s ticipants.
hunt should examine the public outcry that continues inadequate or no access to clean water summer job fair. “I’m disappointed, certainly,” Major
to surround the seal hunt. At the same time, if PETA and proper sanitation, electricity, edu- An agreement was reached between Gerry Holden of the Elgin regiment
truly believes this issue to be one worth fighting, they cation and medical facilities. Sharon Lee, then co-ordinator of West- explained. “[However] your University
should look to trying a negotiation tactic that may be More than four-fifths of the country’s ern’s summer employment programs, had some definite concerns and we
taken seriously and create results, instead of cheap, population currently lives in poverty, and the Canadian Forces Recruiting had to respect those.”
flashy stunts. while a small French speaking elite con- Centre to have the militia withdraw in However, for some student advo-
Either way, it should be recognized how unique PETA trols half of the wealth. Most of those in order to avoid a disruption. cates, the militia not attending the fair
and its members are. To have an organization with mem- poverty rely on subsistence farming to Lee explained to the Gazette both was seen as a victory.
bers this motivated is a rarity in an increasingly apathet- produce sugar and coffee as a means of sides felt demonstrators would disrupt “I don’t want them to recruit young
ic world. While PETA may be quite irritating in how they survival. the approximately 50 other companies people so they can die,” protested
go about their actions, they’re mostly harmless. It would So why is it all this funding will be as well as the expected 5,000 students Angelina Vas, a member of the Western
be best for our supposedly rational elected officials to rec- directed towards the reconstruction and set to attend. anti-war committee. “I don’t believe
ognize this instead of banging the fear drum whenever relief of Port-au-Prince and none will Although Lee added the reserves violence is the solution to anything.”
someone disagrees with them. probably see the greater issues of the

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P6 ➤ arts&entertainment theGazette • THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010

Local indie rock band putting heart into art


The Constructionists raising funds for Haiti at tonight’s show
By Lauren Moore Macys and To Tell are lending their The Constructionists utilize the ranging across many instruments, “We have a responsibility to act
Gazette Staff music skills as opening acts in the band members’ musical educa- The Constructionists know writing as much as we can considering that
intimate venue. tions to fuse a variety of instru- is key for the unification of their there [are] almost two million peo-
Local art-rock band The Construc- Representatives from the Red ments, including the cello, guitars, sound. ple who are now homeless and
tionists are taking the power of Cross are also set to attend the violin and accordion. They have “Almost everyone in the band 200,000 people who have died,”
music to a philanthropic level this event with complete enthusiasm been experimenting over the past has a background in music educa- Nelles says.
evening at the London Music Club’s for the band’s cause. year to formulate a completely tion, and we’re all pretty confident Evident success through Face-
Cellar Lounge in an effort to raise Credit for the philanthropic turn unique sound. on our instruments,” Nelles book events and public reception
money for Haiti. lies with violinist Danielle Girard. “We had this interesting idea of says. “We have just been trying to indicate The Constructionists will
“Everyone in the band thought Considering the overwhelming having a rock band but with a make sounds that are coherent and achieve their goal of providing relief
that was the appropriate and devastation of the disaster, she real- strings section,” Nelles says. “It make sense [of ] the instruments to Haiti. They encourage students
responsible thing to do,” says Brian ized people are looking for ways to forces us to actually write out every that we have.” to support local music and world
Nelles, The Constructionists’ guitar help. single part of the music.” With the formalized approach to disasters this Thursday at the Lon-
and accordion player. “I think sometimes it’s hard To get a firmer grasp on their music and a vision of helping the don Music Club.
The concert has received tons of knowing what you can do to help,” musical sound, the six-member greater good, audience members The Constructionists play at the
support from the London commu- Girard says. “But then I realized that band has been diligent in the writ- should be in for a good time at the London Music Club tonight. Doors
nity. Fellow musicians Solomon we’ve got this show.” ing of their music. With talents concert. open at 8:30. Tickets are $5.

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theGazette • THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010 sports ➤ P7

Lowry: “It was a great team effort”


CONTINUED FROM P8 tip over the net. The Rams also have to refocus
Despite the loss, Rams head after the loss, as they play Windsor
Almost everybody got in. Everyone coach Dustin Reid was pleased with Sunday. Though their record is
pulled their own weight and did a his team’s effort. below .500, they still find them-
great job,” Lowry said. “We competed hard on a lot of selves in a position to sneak into the
The Mustangs continued their the points,” he said. “Western playoffs.
dominance into the second set. The played very well today. It is one the “In the OUA, you have a lot of
Rams tried to call timeouts to stem best games I’ve seen them play.” back-to-back games,” Reid said.
the tide, but it wasn’t enough, as After falling behind early in the “Whether it’s a good match or a bad
fifth-year hitter Jacqueline Robin- third set, Lowrie was pleased with match, if you can’t leave it behind
son ended the set with a kill. Robin- the way his team battled back to you, then you can’t be successful.”
son led the Western offence with 11 win the game. The Mustangs also realize these
points and nine kills. “We put some different kids on few remaining home games are
The Rams came out determined the floor, so they found some ener- extremely important in the out-
in the third set, taking an 8-4 lead gy there. With a big game against come of their season.
early on. Despite the quick lead, York tomorrow, I thought it was “We could finish anywhere from
they could not hold on. Western good to get out of here 3-0,” he said. second place to fifth place,” Lowrie
stormed back to tie it at 11, eventu- “We’ll enjoy the win right now,” said. “We have three more home
ally taking the set 25-18. First-year Lowry added. “As soon as we leave games. I think we have to win all
setter Rebecca Oxland ended the the gym we’ll refocus and get ready those, and then go on the road and
match point rally with a deceiving for a big match tomorrow.” win some matches.” Piotr Angiel/Gazette

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P8 THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2010

Sports
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Mustangs winning
streak reaches nine
Poulin dominates Rams
with 14 points, 13 kills
By Justin Duckett of the second. Ryerson led at both
Gazette Staff technical timeouts, and had a 21-18
lead before Western called a time-
The Western men’s volleyball team out. The momentum shifted again,
managed to come from behind and rookie Phil James had a huge
twice, in an exciting game that saw kill to tie it at 22-22.
them extend their winning streak to Western continued to fight, and
nine. The Mustangs defeated the won the set 26-24 on a powerful
Ryerson Rams in three straight sets, serve from fifth-year star Eric
25-14, 25-23, 26-24, Saturday after- Simon that Ryerson could not
noon at Alumni Hall. return.
Piotr Angiel/Gazette “We’ll take the 3-0 win,” Mus- Mathieu Poulin was awarded
WHEN YOUR RECORD IS 11-1 YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH PLAYING LEAPFROG DURING YOUR VOLLEYBALL tang head coach Jim Sage said. “I player of the game for Western,
GAME TOO. The men’s volleyball team took their win streak to nine games with a hard-fought three set victo- was happy with our drive and grit, leading the way with 14 points and
ry over the Ryerson Rams. Once again, Mathieu Poulin and Eric Simon came up huge for the Mustangs with as far as being down in the second 13 kills. Simon also played well,
13 and eight kills respectively. With the victory, the Mustangs were able to hold off the McMaster Marauders and third sets and coming back and with eight kills and 12 digs.
and stay in first place overall. winning them.” “Sometimes it takes a slap in the
“I think we were solid,” Rams face before we start to realize we
head coach Mirek Porosa said. “We might lose the set,” Simon said. “We
Women return home to smash Rams competed really hard in the last two
sets, but we showed our inexperi-
have to change that, because
against really good teams it may be
By Justin Duckett Mustangs head coach Dean Lowrie hesitation, and I’m really happy ence in the end. Both sets could too late.”
Gazette Staff said. “It’s the first time we had that with how well she played,” Lowrie have gone either way.” Sage also commented on the
group all on the floor again, and the said. The first set saw the Mustangs momentum swinging timeouts in
In their first home game of 2010, confidence was good.” The Mustangs jumped on the controlling much of the play. They the second and third sets.
the Western women’s volleyball Fourth-year veteran Sara Farrell Rams early, controlling the first set led throughout and ended it on a “We have some really good lead-
team used a strong group effort to returned to the lineup Saturday to with an 8-6 lead at the first technical powerful kill from second-year ers on this team. Those guys are set-
overwhelm the Ryerson Rams in give the team a boost. It was her timeout. Fourth-year hitter Sarah middle, Mathew Waite. ting the goals for the team. They
three sets, 25-14, 25-18, and 25-18. first game in almost eight weeks Lowry had a huge kill midway Ryerson played much stronger in will buy into that a little bit more
After losing three consecutive after suffering from a broken bone through the set, stretching the lead the second set, leading 8-7 at the first than us berating them with the
games, the Mustangs have put in her hand. She asserted herself in to 17-11. The Mustangs never let up, technical timeout. Western battled same comment after comment,” he
together two big wins to remain in the game, finishing with six points ultimately winning the set 25-14. back though, taking a 16-15 lead at said.
third in the competitive Ontario and five kills. “It was a great team effort. the second technical timeout due to Though Western did manage to
University Athletics West division. “She played with so much confi- a missed serve from the Rams. extend their win streak to nine, they
“I’m really happy with the team,” dence. She was setting balls with no PLEASE SEE STORY P7 Though Ryerson regained the realize every game is still crucial in
23-20 lead, Western called a key order to stay atop the Ontario Uni-
timeout that shifted the momen- versity Athletics standings.
tum. The Mustangs answered with “We have to be really careful
five straight points and won the set playing a team that is theoretically
25-23. less than Ryerson,” Sage said. “We
Porosa made some important could walk into [any] match and be
adjustments that allowed Ryerson rudely awakened. We don’t want
to play an improved game in the that to happen.”
second set. The Mustangs play York Sunday,
“We made two substitutions,” he and know they can’t take the game
said. “We couldn’t pass the ball and lightly.
were forced to sit outside. That was “We can’t take any team lightly,”
the difference, the two new guys I Simon added. “York took us to five
brought in.” in their home gym so we’re pretty
The third set was almost a replay pumped to get some revenge.”

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