Winnipeg Free Press

January 02, 1990

Issue date: Tuesday, January 2, 1990
Pages available: 85
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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - January 2, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba TEMPO Blazing scandals Jimmy Bakker and weepy Tammy felled by sex scandal 23 SPORTS Football galore Couch quarterbacks had plenty of choice on New Years Day 35 Cloud tonight18 Flurries tomorrow 10 SECOND CLASS Winnipeg Free Press January 1990 VOL118N032 Rises Seta MOON Rises Sets 25t 354 otrtskto Wfnnfpog Weekly Home Delivery In Winnipeg Outakto Winnipeg Main 9439331 Home delivery 9570550 CtoMffled 9562330 99 PHOTO Scores of fireworks trace bright patterns above Berlins Brandenburg Gate as East and West parted East bloc rings in freedom By The Associated Press Revellers frolicked on the Berlin Romanians watched their first televised New Years Orthodox mass in 40 years and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev declared that so cialism can prosper with democracy in the new decade that began yester Festivities ranged from solemn to More than people lit candles and rallied in the rain in Hong Kong Bella peal in in support of expressing hope that Chinas leaders would grant greater freedoms to avoid the type of bloody revolution that con vulsed Romanians were not the only Eastern Europeans to celebrate an end to repressive oneparty Commu nist East Germans and Czechoslovaks also had peaceful revolts to take pride In the a barrage of fireworks and gunshots in the air left more than people injured and triggered at least five fires in Ma officials And in Londons Trafalgar at least 114 people were injured during a New Years party that drew about See GORBACHEV page 4 Coupks coveted first son citys first baby of decade By Glen MacKenzie Lorraine and Tony Trout start ed the 1990s with what both agree was the best possible New Years present their first as an added the boy was the first baby bora in Winni and possibly the in this new a spokesman for the Health Sciences Centre con firmed Lorraine said the boy arrived at at the See HEAVYWEIGHT page 4 Rate rises mark year By Aldo Santin The price of gasoline and postage stamps went up yesterday and de ductions off paycheques for Canada Pension Plan and Unemployment Insurance will increase immediate Welcome to A number of tax and utility in creases went into effect yesterday and at least one more affecting natural gas rates is expected to be announced this not everything is costing more this Those who made longdistance tele phone calls yesterday will find the cost of keeping in touch has dramati cally See PROVINCIAL page 4 African spill dwarfs slick in Alaska From APReutcr RABAT Cleanup experts tried to protect Moroccos sensitive coast line yesterday from an oil spill esti mated to be twoto threetimes the size of the Exxon Valdez spill that fouled Alaskan beaches last A tug secured a line to the half sunken Iranian supertanker Kharg5 and began towing the 560metrelong vessel out to 13 days after an explosion tore through its hull about 600 kilometres north of Las Palmas in the Spanishcontrolled Canary Is The giant rusting under tow by two was heading out into open sea in unseasonably calm For several kilometres the water Was streaked with brown fingers of crude oil reaching out toward the Experts said the leak was plugged two days ago but by then the ship had lost about onequarter of its The 280squarekilometre oil slick See COUSTEAU page 4 ENLARGED Morocco Oil Spill Area threatened by oil spill SPAIN Explosion tears through Khark 5s hull g Rabat Safi MOROCCO CANARY ISLANDS Drifting tanker creates 265squarekm oil slick WESTERN SAHARA Source French television reports AP Lawyers lament low Legal Aid fees By Terry Weber Legal Aid has become a losing proposition for most experienced civil lawyers in forcing many to refuse cases they cant afford to the head of the provinces bar association The provincial government contin ues to drag its feet on increasing funding to Legal Aid Manitoba so it can offer competitive fees and at tract quality counsel in civil and domestic George Orle Its essentially because of the fees they cant afford to do he You find you cant do the Legal Aid work because its a losing Lawyers are offered about an hour for Legal Aid For the system to become that would have to be increased to almost an Orle Although civil and familylaw matters make up a large percentage of the agencys only law yers just starting out with less than five years experience can take enough cases to make a he a Winnipeg civil added that he continues to get calls from prospective clients asking him to take Legal Aid but he has to I cant do it Im very upfront about he it isnt viable for Last lawyers in Alberta threatened a complete withdrawal of services unless that provinces Tory government beefed up support for Legal but Orle says Manitoba lawyers havent come to that he said he has little hope that continued negotiations between the Manitoba legal community and the Filmon government will yield results See PUBLIC page 4 INDEX 28 Horoscope 26 Barry Deaths Letters 30 25 43 J5 27 Sporte Rewrt 40 2 30 Tflpvy 23 I T IJsWSI Continental domestic grain trade predicted By Bill Redekop For better or Prairie grain farmers may soon be trading in a domestic market that includes all of North Looking into the market analysts see Manitoba fanners freely selling barley to the and Alberta grains being sold in as northsouth trade patterns as sert And that will set off a chain of events drastically altering grain marketing in West ern Its the logical a member of the grain trade Or else we the Winds of Change Second of a series Fanners 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 face a new and cloudy and Canada start battling each other with countervail Its the way were Jim Leib a University of Saskatchewan econo mist and a former commissioner with the Canadian Wheat The biggest problem in Western Canada is we dont have a big The freetrade agreement is opening up some and I think there are going to be signifi cant markets for western Leib Economists and members of the grain trade say it would not signal the demise of the Canadian Wheat The board would remain the sole exporter of wheat and bar and might even add canola to its marketing But the word export would be changed to That sales to the United States would not be considered exports and would therefore be no longer in the wheat boards The board would have to give up powers it holds in this domestic like sales of malting milling wheat and feed Grains would then be allowed to flow freely across the CanadaUnited States bor and the selling would be done by farm ers and private And the day may not be far Esmond the wheat boards chief said recently that an open border could happen as early as next partly because of the 1988 Under the freetrade grains can enter Canada only when subsidies fall to Canadian Those subsidies are cur rently to a tonne above See OPEN page 4 ;