Site ColumnsBy Amy
October 18, 2000 - 7:00 AM
Ahhh... another beautiful day in sunny Perth.. Though how long it'll last for is anyone's guess, including the weatherman. But, I'll not complain provided that for not this weekend but the next, the weather's fine and sunny. Warm would be nice too. Why, you might ask, is it so important? Well, you see, on the 27th, 28th & 29th of October I will be, for reasons beyond my own comprehension, going bush camping and canoeing with about thirty kids of varying ages, very few of which, as far as I'm aware, have actually had much experience with this sort of endeavor. You only needed to watch them attempt to put up the 20-man army tent to realize that. What was a thirty-minute job for Jo and George (the gnome) took over an hour and a half for the cadets to partially complete. But it should actually be quite fun – playing lantern stalk and attempting to drown said cadets in the river… Ok, so I'm evil. So sue me. But it is for a good cause, well, the camp is, at any rate. The cadets are going for two badges – camping and, you guessed it, canoeing. They're in St. John (I'm not actually a member at the moment but I used to be – I'm tagging along to help supervise) which teaches people first aid – a damn good skill to have (a fact driven home to me recently when I found myself the only person at the scene of a bad car-accident – truck verses two-door – with first-aid training and practical experience. There are no excuses for not knowing first aid, and it could save the life of someone you love someday). As cadets, they both learn first-aid skills at varying levels (preliminary, senior, cadet advanced) and also have the opportunity to pursue proficiency badges, which are a lot like scout or guides badges. I think. I never did scouts. Well, any way, that's my spiel for the day, not to mention my public service announcement. Until tomorrow!
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Today On TV
-At 9:00pm (8:00pm Eastern Time), UPN will be showing Voyager's 'Drive'. Here's what they have to say about it:
An impromptu space race leads to foul play, danger, and a wedding when Tom Paris enters the Delta Flyer in a good-natured space race between former enemy factions. While his relationship with B'Elanna Torres endures a rough ride, Paris realizes that hardlined dissidents plan to explode the Flyer as it crosses the finish line. His only way out may be to take the reigns of both the ship and his personal life, executing a flawless evasive maneuver and a marriage proposal, simultaneously.
-In Canada, Space! will be showing Voyager's 'The Chute ' at 4am, TOS's 'The Enterprise Incident ' at 10am (repeat at 4pm), TNG's 'Home Soil ' at 12pm, DS9's 'The Search Part II' at 5pm and Voyager's 'Remember' at 10pm
-In the United Kingdom, Sky One will be showing Voyager's 'One' at 5pm (repeated at 11:30pm) Thanks go out to the Great Link for this!
-InThe Netherlands, Net 5 will be showing TNG's 'Cause and Effect'at 18:00 CET. Thanks go out to StarTrek.nl for this!