February 4, 2000 Volume 7, Number 10


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FRONT PAGE STORIES

Officers refuse duties over pepper spray ‘safety’ issue

The University’s 27 security officers raised the ante Jan. 25 in their struggle with the provincial Justice Dept. over special constable status.

The officers issued a letter to Security Services Acting Director Bob Ferguson that morning and held a news conference shortly after that, detailing 21 regular duties they would refuse to perform because they feel that, without pepper spray, they don’t have the equipment they need to do their jobs safely.

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Crackdown set on abuse of disabled parking

U of S Security Services plans a crackdown on drivers who park illegally in disabled parking spots on campus.

Acting Director Bob Ferguson says misuse of the spots has always been bad, but it’s now getting even worse, and something has to be done.

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Nature publishes Vet. Medicine team’s look at horse-brain cooling

In an article published Jan. 27 in the prestigious journal Nature, a U of S veterinary research team reports it has solved the mystery of the role of a pair of air-filled pouches within a horse’s head.

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Celebrating the Quartet of Amati Instruments

Two of the famed University of Saskatchewan-owned quartet of 17th-century Amati instruments are played to begin the "40th Anniversary Concert" in a nearly full Third Avenue United Church Jan. 23. Joanie Savage, second from left, plays Amati violin and Veronika Rönkös, right, plays Amati cello, accompanied by Gregory Schulte on harpsichord and Walter Kreyszig on flute. They were later joined by Philip Kashap on the second Amati violin, and David Parkinson on Amati viola, for the full evening of 18th-century music. The event capped a weekend sponsored by The Friends of the Amatis Society, held to honor the 40 years since Kindersley farmer Stephen Kolbinson donated the four instruments to the U of S. They were crafted by the famed Amati family, of Cremona, Italy, between 1607 and 1690. The special Jan. 21-23 celebration included a lecture on the instruments by Prof. Joan Halmo, a Friends of the Amatis Society tea, and a reception and banquet at Marquis Hall. The Society can be reached at tel: 343-9887 and fax: 692-7259.






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