Winnipeg Free Press

December 31, 1989

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Issue date: Sunday, December 31, 1989

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - December 31, 1989, Winnipeg, Manitoba Cloud tonight 18 Cloudy tomorrow 6 FREE PRESS VOL 1 18 NO 31 SECOND CLASS REGISTRATION NUMBER 0286 Sunday Free Press December 1989 SUN Rises Sets MOON Rises Sets Weekly Home Delivery In Winnipeg Outside Winnipeg Home delivery 957O550 Classified 9562330 News Watch Sauve speaks out From the news services OTTAWA In a television interview to be broadcast outgoing Governor General Jeanne Sauve says viceregal representatives have to avoid controversy in their public The broadcast comes just two days after Sauve caused a bit of a brouhaha with a New Years message that contained a veiled appeal for passage of the Meech Lake constitional You in your public invite or refer to the Sauve told CTVs Question taped Plane lands safely DETROIT A Northwest Airlines DC10 jetliner landed safely at Detroits airport yesterday despite a bomb threat that prompted more than threequarters of the passengers to cancel reservations on the flight from Just 14 crew members and 28 including three journalists writing about the were on board Flight 51 when it landed at Detroit Metropolitan The plane left Paris after authorities were convinced no bomb was Tory glory fades TORONTO The federal Conservatives are in third place in party popularity with the support of only 23 per cent of decided a poll released yesterday In the Angus Reid published in the Toronto 40 per cent of decided respondents said they would support the Liberals and 30 per cent said they would support the The rest supported other 30 per cent of those surveyed said they were undecided about which party they would support if a federal election were held No potted WASHINGTON VicePresident Dan Quayle said hes not just a potted plant in the administration and that he now knows what it takes to be Quayle also said he thinks he had a fairly easy first year as vicepresident because ol low expectations that followed the newsmedia hazing he received when President Bush picked him as a runningmate last Quayle fairly Ann Landers Billinkoff Bridge Classified Crossword Deaths Editorials Letters Entertainment Horoscope Issues Money Puzzle Answers Relax Sports Sports Record Tempo TV Listings Lotto Winning Numbers Bonus 1 8 The Plus Winning Plus number is M 1 Drought deja vu to parched southwest farms By Bill Winnipeg Free Press MELITA If theres a region of Manitoba that knows more about drought than any its In sevenyearold Len Collier watched as destitute farmers on horsedrawn wagons filed past his parents Or if not the horses pulled steel wheeled Most families took with them a small herd of scrawny Winds of Change First of a series Farmers are at a crossroads heading into as federal Agriculture Minister Don Mazankowski begins the most ambitious program review ever Free Press reporter Bill Redekop talked to producers and analysts about their worries and hopes as they say goodbye to the Dustbowl 80s and hello to the It was recalls The farm families would stop at their Virdenarea farm to water cattle and Theyd graze their cattle out on the road allowance and in the morning theyd be The travellers were part of the mass exodus Playboy Bunnies invade East Berlin to publicize magazine that arrives in East Germany next month AP PHOTO Humankind entering era of basics From the news services Take a look In almost every area you can Canadians have returned to basics mashed potatoes and meat the most elemental meal could stand as a metaphor for the Were into monogamy in our function in our and cocooning as a form of Life on the planet may be moving forward at the speed of but our human limitations make it difficult to cope with so much complexity and So why not embrace some oldtime truths See COPING page 4 Crowds cheer as Berlin Wall crumbles under hammer of Year of triumph ends today The Associated Press The wind the earth and the wall came There it is 1989 in A year of disasters that rivaled Old Testa ment of triumphs that challenged credulity year that led people to the same words I never thought Id see the For a it seemed that this would be the Year of the Oil Then the Year of the Then the Year of the but the last turbulent year of the decade will be remembered as the year the Iron Curtain Twentysix years John Kennedy had stood before the Berlin Wall and said of free citizens everywhere Let them come to In they came and from the least imaginable They came from the We live in exciting said President The rapidity of change is mindbog See COMMUNIST page 4 from this droughtravaged region in the Yvonne nee is almost a neighbor to Collier today in but in 1934 hers was one of the families on that dirt The Debarrs had finally given up on Manito bas southwest corner like other were migrating north to the Swan River region where there was supposed to be land more The family of seven made the 320kilometre See FARMERS page 4 Students threaten to take to streets Little has activists declare From the news services BUCHAREST Fears were growing among students and intellectuals yesterday about Ro manias prospects of moving toward full de mocracy as the provisional government tight ened its grip on the Some of those who took part in the bloody overthrow of the Ceausescu dictatorship in the last two weeks threatened to take to the streets again to press for full political The old structures are still fully in place and too many of those who just weeks ago were speaking in the name of executed President Nicolae Ceausescu now talk of democra said Ion one of the emerging political Party structure exists a chemistry teacher and chairman of the newly founded Romanian Resurrection said he had so far been unable to publish his partys 18point manifesto and the names and addresses of its organizers in the mass The newspapers and broadcasting media are still mostly in the hands of members of the Communist the administrative vehicle for Ceausescus autocratic The party has politically ceased to function at but its whole personnel structure said one of Mateis teacher col The National Salvation which began running Romania earlier this week and scrapped many of the repressive laws im posed during Ceausescus 24year faces colossal tasks in building democracy in a country that has been subject to autocratic rule for much of its The provisional government has appealed for patience while it tackles urgent economic and social See PROVISIONAL page 4 NO PAPER TOMORROW The Free Press will not publish The classified advertising department will be resuming normal hours at 8 ALERT draws line against drunks By Dan Lett OK its Winnipeg police Brian escaping from the bitterness of a December night to the warmth of the ALERT strips off his parka and rubs his hands I think we got Hot on Cyncoras heels are two other offi cers and a balding man in a grey As he walks towards the van with the two Alberto sways ever so slightly from side to On this the ALERT truck a modi fied Chevy box van equipped with a telephone bathroom and breathalyser machine is supported by a dozen uniformed offi cers and two unmarked The patrol has stopped about 100 cars at two different roadside At this setup on Hespeler at the mouth of the Red wood Alberto was one of the very last cars to be How much have you had to drink tonight Len Small asks after Alberto is seated in the Do you know how much you had to drink New law allows police to seize suspend drivers licence Alberto looking at no one in Small tries again Im going to read something lo you very So OK After being informed of his rights and asked to give a sample of his Alberto blows into the ALERT device a mobile breatha lyser about the size of a thick After about five seconds of a bright red light Whats happened is that youve registered an impaired Small That means youre being arrested for impaired Do you understand me Alberto just stares at the ODD Sniffing out drunk according to traffic veteran Larry is like sorting a somewhat smelly needle from a How many cars do you think are on the roads tonight Kashuba asks as he relaxes in the ALERT And what do you think the chances are we are going to stop you Not very But its amazing how many we The war against drunk driving takes many different Kashuba in addition to the ALERT roadside On almost any traffic cops in unmarked cars are roaming the city looking for impaired driv See LAW page 5 ;