Winnipeg Free Press

January 28, 1986

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Issue date: Tuesday, January 28, 1986

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - January 28, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winnipeg Santas home to Cantonese boy By Doug Speirs A letter sent to Santa Claus at North by an eightyear old Chinese boy has found its way to Winnipegs post Canada Post spokesman Brian Garagan said local postal officials were baffled when the written in arrived last They have no idea who decided that Winnipeg is Santas Canadian I really dont know how it got said co ordinator of the corporations Santa Letter Reply Program for Saskatchewan and northwestern On We really cant figure that one It may have come in through I really was None of us can figure out how the little fellow heard about the Santa Claus letter Written by Ho Li of the letter was ad dressed to Ho Ho Christ mas Old North and read Dear Santa How are you To night is Christmas Eve and I wish you have a merry I am eight years old and I belong to the gymnastic I wish you can send me just a little bit of something or a souvenir and thank you and wish you every Christmas is the Garagan said the letter was trans lated into English by a Chinese em ployee at the main post The same worker translated one of Santas preprinted letters of reply in which the old elf explains that hes finished work for this sea son into Garagan also noted the corpora tions subordinate Clauses at the Winnipeg post office have never be fore received a letter from such an exotic Thats the farthest point in the world that weve ever received a letter from a he This season the program sent about letters of includ ing in Winnipeg each in the language of the New ripMj recoromp Is it really cheaper in the Clear tonight 25 Sunny tomorrow 18 Free RNAL Home delivery 9570550 Classified 9562330 SECOND CLASS MAIL REGISTRATION NUMBER 086 January VOL 114 NO 58 SUN Rises Sets MOON Rises Sets Shuttle explodes crew lost in fiery blast seconds into flight AP PHOTOS CAPE AP Space shuttle Challenger exploded today as it carried schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe and six crew members into space There was no indication of the fate of the crew but it appeared there was no way they could It was the first such failure in 56 such maninspace The shuttle rose spectacularly off the launch pad at CST and was climbing smoothly trailing a 200metrelong geyser of fire when suddenly it erupted in a huge fireball and shot out of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Mission Control in Houston said tracking crews deter mined there was an impact in the minutes after the There were no indications of any problems with the engines or any other systems up to the moment of the Recovery in cluding ships and paramedics were in the area within A voice at Mission Control said We are checking with recovery forcesIt see what can be done at this procee dures are in The voice Vehicle has ex ploded we are awaiting word from any recovery forces down There were seven crew including a 37yearold New Hampshire selected as Americas first citizen in Mission Control said debris from the shuttle fell several kilometres out in the The other crew were commander Francis 46 pilot Michael 40 Judith 36 Ronald 35 Ellison 39 and Gregory Mission Control said parts of the craft fell at degrees north lati tude and degrees west longti just a few nautical miles of Cape Ships and helicopters raced to the and control centre said paramdeics had lept into the There was no indication of how much of the shuttle was The explosion was a devastating setback for the space progam after successfully carrying out 24 shuttle missions in slightly less than five The craft was travelling just under miles an miles on hour Challenger was a billion one of four in the The flight was the second of a record 15 flights that NASA had planned this It probably will be months now before another shuttle can be while engineers try to de termine what went President Reagan was in a meet ing with his top aides when the space shuttle Told what had he broke off the meeting and went immediately to his small study to watch developments on tele vision while waiting for word of the astronauts Kama a spokesman for na tional security adviser John Poin said a lunch with television anchors in the Roosevelt at which Reagan was to lay out the themes of his State of the Union was NASA said the explosion occurred about 60 seconds into the about 18 miles down at a point when the astronauts were beginning to throttle up their engines to maximum They would have earlier throttled down to a 60 per cent level at the 35 second mark to reduce the forces of gravity dur ing Shocking spectacle The explosion also occurred about the time Challenger was to enter a period of maximum aerodynamic when wind and other at mospheric condition would place the maximum force on the outside of the The shocking spectacle of the ex plosion was seen by millions of peo ple in both the United States and Canada who were watching the launch on All students at McAuliffes Concord High School were cheering the televised launch when a teacher yelled for them to be silent because something appeared to be As it became clear there was an stunned students mur mured This cant be We cant be watching who were gathered in the were ordered back to their Many of them went protesting that they wanted to be allowed to continue White House spokesman Larry Speakes said President Reagan was concerned and saddened at the acci dent but had no immediate de We dont have any more infor mation than what is being provided the public on Speakes There vas no indication whether the explosion occurred in the solid boosters or in the main engines fuelled by hydrogen and oxygen from the main When Chal lenger lifted its huge fuel tank carried almost two million litres of volatile liquid hydrogen and oxy Mission Control reported there was no indication of any problem with the the solid boosters or any other system and that the shuttle just suddenly blew Radio communications and telem etry abruptly There was total shock and disbe lief among workers at the shuttle assembly building as they watched Challener break up in a ball of fire and white and orange I cant believe said a young almost as she stood among coworkers outside the build I cant see the orbiter what happened to the said a young Space shuttle Challenger explodes shortly after liftoff from Kennedy Space Center with crew of seven The citizen passenger Christa commander Francis 46 pilot Michael 40 Judith 36 Ronald 35 Ellison 39 and Gregory is shown entering the craft earlier this CLC chief McDermott named Canadas ambassador to Ireland McDermott new career OTTAWA CP Dennis McDer the outspoken president of the Canadian Labor has been appointed Canadas ambassa dor to In a telephone interview late yes McDermott said Prime Min ister Mulroney had just informed him he will take up the diplomatic posting which has been vacant since June when Edgar Benson left the said he was very recently approached to take the job but that he hadnt been looking for it and didnt know why he had been Asked if he was looking forward to going to he replied Of course I but refused to give any further details until the ap pointment is officially announced CLC secretarytreasurer Shirley Carr has already won the backing of the executive to succeed McDer mott at a convention April 28 to May 2 in No candidate endorsed by the executive has been rejected by the New Democratic Party Leader Ed Broadbent said he was delight ed with the governments decision to appoint Its entirely appropriate that the government recognize the very great contribution that Dennis McDermott has made to the life experience of ordinary Canadians that goes well beyond the trade union Broadbent said in an who is completing his fourth twoyear term as CLC took on the job in 1978 when he was Canadian director of the United Auto As head of the twomillionmember he has earned a reputation for out Shop around The main contender to take over Flyer Industries is also talking to other bus Shut out Wayne Gretzky is held scoreless for only the second time this season as his 39game points streak comes to an Inadequate Inadequately trained security guards in Toronto may have contributed to jet Canadian report Direct talks Libya says it wants direct discussions with the United States to resolve the crisis between the two INDEX Ann 17 7 49 35 48 35 6 32 7 Jumble 39 34 17 17 Sports 46 50 27 TV 17 ;