Site ColumnsBy Amy
November 8, 2000 - 7:25 AM
Well, I have to admit that unlike my dear co-editor, I can't muster more than a passing interest in the current American electoral race – and this is actually despite being an American citizen myself. I hope Gore wins because, quite frankly, I think Bush is a prat with draconian ideas, but I'm not actively following it.
In other news – which we over here in the most isolated state capitol on Earth deems a helluva lot more important than which corrupt pollie ends up in the White House – a man was killed by a great white shark or white pointer Monday morning on one of Perth's most frequented beaches – North Cottesloe. Another man was attacked by the same shark minutes later, but escaped with only a mauling - he was released from hospital late yesterday. My thoughts go out to both men. Also worth noting is the bravery of those who were at the beach that morning – particularly the three surf-skiers who risked their lives by helping get swimmers out of the water and attempting to protect Dirk Avery, who survived the attack. Also worth a mention is the local doctor who attempted to revive Mr. Crew when he was ashore.
The attack has sparked a public debate on the fate of the shark, with many calling for it to be hunted down and killed, despite it being a member of a protected species – an order from the fisheries department was issued to that effect this morning. However, public opinion at the moment seems firmly in favour of allowing the shark to live – an idea that I agree with. After all, it was only doing what nature had intended for it to do, as the ocean's greatest predator, and we have always known that we use the ocean at our own risk – the sea is a harsh mistress and demands the occasional sacrifice. What we do about it now, though, remains more or less up in the air, though many have resumed the call for shark-netting.
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Today On TV
-At 9:00pm (8:00pm Eastern Time), UPN will be showing Voyager's 'Inside Man'. Here's what they ahve to say about the episode:
The crew is optimistic when Starfleet transmits a holographic version of Lieutenant Reginald Barclay with a plan to deliver Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant. While the Doctor and Seven of Nine assist the holo-Barclay, the real Barclay, seen back at Pathfinder Project Research Lab with Commander Harkins and Admiral Paris, realizes his hologram has been hijacked and re-programmed by the Ferengi. When he learns their motive and their method, Barclay enlists Counselor Deanna Troi's help.
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-In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'Unity' at 4:15am, TOS's 'Where No Man Has Gone Before' at 10am (repeated at 4pm), TNG's 'The Royale' at 12pm, DS9's 'Visionary' at 5pm and Voyager's 'Darkling' at 10pm
-In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'In the Flesh' at 5pm (repeated at 11:30pm) while BBC2 will be showing DS9's 'Through the Looking Glass' at 6:45pm. Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
-Here in The Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'Rascals'at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!
Today is the birthday of Alfre Woodard who played Lily Sloane in 'First Contact'