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Friday, June 16, 1995
His locale was Celtic and his season Spring
Just thought I'd quote a Supreme Court judgement there, in honour of
Bloomsday, the annual day when
James Joyce is
honoured. We may not be altogether Celtic here at Waterloo, but it's
spring all right, edging into summer, and the Midnight Sun III solar
race car is off to a qualifying round of Sunrayce '95.
Outdoor activity for this weekend: open house Sunday, from 10:30 to
3, at the University of Guelph's Arboretum, in honour of its 25th
birthday. (Information: 824-4120 ext. 4110.)
Indoor activity for this weekend: second annual Canadian Optometric
History Day, running from 9:15 to 4:30 on Saturday in Optometry
room 347. (Information: ext. 3178.)
$1 million reward in bombings
"Beginning in May, 1978, a series of bombing incidents have occurred
across the United States for which there is no apparent explanation or
motive," says a bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Invstigation. " No
person or group has been identified as the perpetrator(s) of
these incidents. The explosions have taken place in eight states from
Connecticut to California. As a result of these bombings, three
individuals have been killed and 23 others injured, some grievously."
The attacker has come to be called the "Unabomber" because many of
the bombs have come addressed to university researchers in technical
fields. Says the FBI: "You are not being asked to place yourself in harm's way. You are
encouraged to come forward if you have information that might help
identify, arrest, and convict the person(s) responsible for these
bombings. Contact the UNABOM Task Force at 1-800-701-2662 or
send email to firstname.lastname@example.org."
The FBI has set up
World Wide Web pages
to provide more information about the case and to announce a $1 million
reward. There's also a Web page from the
Institute of Technology with some advice on how to identify and
deal with suspicious packages. Among the possible characteristics of a
"protruding wires, screws, or tinfoil".
Training in workplace safety
safety office notes that by Ontario law, everyone who works
for the university must "be made aware of current Health & Safety legislation
and the WHMIS Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System program. To
facilitate this, the Safety Office has prepared a video decribing
the WHMIS program and requirements of the Occupational Health &
Two sessions have been announced when faculty, staff and graduate students
can see the
video. "The presentation, including a brief quiz, runs for approximately
1 hour." Showings will be Friday, June 23, at 9:30 a.m., and Tuesday,
July 4, at 2 p.m., both in Davis Centre room 1304. Information: ext. 6359.
Also happening this weekend
A few more things:
- The Waterloo Centre for Groundwater Research hosts its Partnering
Network Workshop at the Waterloo Inn tonight and Saturday, presenting
the work of graduate students and faculty to representatives of the
companies and government agencies who work with the WCGR. Keynote
speaker tomorrow ill be Ronald McCullough, president of the consulting
firm KlasTek Ltd., on "Technology and Innovation in the Year 2000".
- The German Drama Group production "Die Leiden des jungen W."
continues tonight and tomorrow night at 8 in Humanities room 373.
Tickets: ext. 2260.
- An "ACM-style programming contest" starts at 10 a.m. tomorrow in
Math and Computer room 3006 (register with the
Computer Science Club in
advance). Says an announcement: "Last fall's winners went on to the
International Finals and represented the University. You could be
there, too!" Programmers will spend three hours solving programs in
either C or Pascal.
- Another local dance school is using the Humanities Theatre, with
its production "Glass Slipper" hitting the stage Saturday night and
Water, water, hardly anywhere
Water supplies will be shut off in parts of Village 2 several times in
the next few days to allow tank maintenance, the installation of new
valves, and other chores. The central complex will be without hot
water starting Sunday at 6 p.m. and without cold water starting
Monday at 7:30 a.m.; water in that area will be back Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The north and west quads will be without hot water from Monday at
7:30 a.m. to Tuesday at 4 p.m., and without any water at all on
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The south and east quads will be
without hot water from Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. to Thursday at 4 p.m., and
without any water at all both Monday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (cold water returning about 1 p.m.).
Got all that?
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