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Retrospecticus: What Happened in '06 - Part IV

Friday, December 15, 2006

Written by May Warren

Local

Oct 26 –The Central Student’s Association holds their Annual General Meeting but fails to meet quorum with only 58 students in attendance
Nov 2- U of G finishes first in MacLean’s Comprehensive University category, despite controversy surrounding the rating system
Nov 13- Guelph voters elect a new mayor, Karen Farbridge, and an almost brand new slate of city counselors
Nov 19- Ontario Public Interest Group (OPIRG) celebrates their 30th anniversary

National

Nov 27 - Green Party leader Elizabeth May finishes in second place in a London North Centre Federal bi-election, the best results ever for the Greens
Dec 2- Liberals choose Stephané Dion as their new leader in a stunning upset at the Montreal convention

International

Nov 7 - US voters head to the polls in midterm elections; Democrats take over control of the House of Representatives
Nov 22 - A proposed book by OJ Simpson that would explain how he killed his wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman, hypothetically, is scraped after a public outcry
Nov 24 - Alexander Litvinenko dies in a London hospital of radiation poisoning claiming he was poisoned by the Russian government for speaking out against them

Science and Technology

Dec 8- Scientists say they have discovered evidence of water on Mars
Dec 12 - A University of Guelph professor discovers that giving chickens probiotic dietary supplements reduces salmonella bacteria by 99 per cent
Dec 13 - A psychology professor at the University of Guelph find that there is no significant difference between abilities of right and left handed people

Arts

Oct 24 - TV crews arrive on campus to shoot a new series: undergraduates are recruited as extras
Nov 7 - Pop star Britney Spears files for divorce from husband Kevin Federline; a series of underwareless outings ensues
Nov 18 - Couch jumper Tom Cruise weds girlfriend Katie Holmes in a lavish Italian ceremony
Dec 14- Golden Globe nominations are announced in LA; Babel leads all-comers with the most nominations

_Sports:

Nov 12 - U of G men’s and women’s Cross Country teams win gold medals at the 2006 Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) championships.
Dec 15 - Canada assembles its world junior hockey team, which will fly to Finland to compete in the tournament later this month

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