News In Brief

  • Tonight, beginning at 7 p.m. is the grand opening of the Common Ground coffee lounge in the JDUC. There will be a live show by local musicians Stephanie Earp and Pat Ang as well as the opening of an exhibit by artist Rachelle Villanueva.
  • Fact or fiction... The grease pole has been stolen back by U of T? According to a mysterious press release sent by a group calling themselves “The Brute Force Committee” (BFC), the BFC gained possession of Queen’s historic grease pole as of September 9, 2000. The pole in question was originally an upright from the University of Toronto Varsity Stadium and was removed by Queen’s students at a football game at Varsity stadium in the early 1950’s. According to a press release issued by the BFC, “a totally non existent group of Engineering students at the University of Toronto have managed to secure the grease pole after many years.” Though a long list of possible ransom demands was listed in the fax, the BFC announced that “the [actual] conditions of its return are yet to be publicized. Pictures of apparent U of T Engineering students with the historic grease pole (or perhaps an uncanny look-alike) now appear on the website www.mariosbakery.com/bfc, however at press time no confirmations of the report have been made by the Queen’s Engineering Society.
  • To date, The Journal has been unable to determine whether the theft of the pole is real or whether it was an elaborate prank. Anyone with information pertaining to this story is encouraged to contact The Journal news team at 533-2800.

  • The Agnes Etherington Art Centre will be holding an open house from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. this Sunday. There will be refreshments, music, tours, studio activities and a video. The Gallery Shop and Art Rental will also be open to the public. The event is free.
  • Anna Margaret from Kingston’s Sexual Assault Crisis Centre, will be speaking at a brown bag lunch at the Ban Righ Centre on Monday at noon. She will be discussing Take Back the Night 2000: Protesting Violence Against Women.
  • On Sunday, September 17 there will be a memorial concert in honour of Kenneth Perkins, Faculty of Music and Orford String Quartet, at Wallace Hall, JDUC, at 2 pm. There will be performances by students and friends.

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