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(November 29, 2001, Gazette)

‘Scum,’ ‘skunk’ and ‘liar.’

— Local journalist Bob Benson’s (BA ’62) recollection of some of “the milder terms of abuse” used in the legislature in the days when he reported from the press gallery of the House of Assembly. Mr. Benson was predicting he’ll be underwhelmed with the upcoming televised legislature sessions.

ERCO Developments Inc., the company of husband-and-wife team Elmo Russell (B.Comm. ’91) and Cathy Russell (B.Comm. ’91, MBA ’00), recently won the title of 2001 Homebuilder of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Homebuilder’s Association. Among other criteria, the award is presented to a developer who promotes professionalism, customer satisfaction, affordable and quality housing, and energy efficiency.

As unpopular a statement as this may be today ... recent events don’t change the fact that he’s not suited for the job. And, but for this war and Sept. 11, he would continue to be the biggest joke in the Western hemisphere.

— St. John’s labour lawyer Sheila Greene (BA ’83) on U.S. President George W. Bush.

Stan Cook Sea Kayaking, Cape Broyle, a family business of Stan Cook Jr. (BA ’92) and his father, is one of 11 entrepreneurial companies featured in the NTV series New Shoes TV, launched by the Newfoundland division of Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. The series acknowledges the achievements of the province’s future leaders and creators of wealth by featuring young people who followed their dreams and succeeded.

The MBA student team of Krista Green (B.Sc. ’98), Jennifer Lee (nee Holloway) (B.Comm. ’96), Brad Suter (B.Comm. ’98) and Kevin Woodbury recently won the 12th Annual Advanced Management Competition in Ottawa, under the guidance of long-time case competition coach Dr. Alex Faseruk, and assistant coach Peggy Coady (B.Comm. ’90, MBA ’97). This is the fourth consecutive year that Memorial’s MBA students have won this competition, which showcases some of the best MBA students in the country.

I’m really glad I did this because for me, this is the meatiest, most challenging thing that I have ever done as an actor in a long time, maybe ever.

— Performer Petrina Bromley (B.Mus. ’94) on her role as Blanche DuBois in Shakespeare by the Sea’s November production of the Tennessee William’s classic A Streetcar Named Desire.

Writer Ed Kavanagh (BA’ 78, B.Ed. ’82) recently launched his new book The Confessions of Nipper Mooney (Killick Press), the story of a curious and sensitive young boy in Newfoundland during the 1950s and ‘60s.