Winnipeg Free Press

January 03, 1990

Issue date: Wednesday, January 3, 1990
Pages available: 162
Previous edition: Tuesday, January 2, 1990
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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - January 3, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba U U FOCUS Social policy must tackle social problems and find solutions SPORTS No more sour Grapes Whats this Compliments for the Winnipeg Jets from the lips of Don Cherry 49 TEMPO Bottled mystique Champagne sauces give meals touch of bit of zing 29 Cloud tonight 20 Flurries tomorrow 15 SECOND CUSS MAIL REGISTRATION NIIWBFTt OJIJ6 January VOL118N033 Free Press SUN Rises Sets MOON Rises 25o outside Winnipeg Weekly Home Delivery In Winnipeg Outside Winnipeg Main switchboard 9439331 Home delivery 9570550 Classified 9562330 PCs seek to quash practice of tying up divorce Winds of Change Third of a Formers arc til a crossroads heading into an federal Agriculture Minister Don Mazankouaki brginx the most ambi tious program review ever Free Press reporter Bill talked to pro ducers anil analysts about their worries and hopes they say goodbye the Dustbowl 80s and face a new and cloudy By Bill Winnipeg Free Press FISHER BRANCH Farmers are start ing to question where the marketplace is taking them bigger fewer neigh Depopulation and its threat to the rural wry moving to the forefront of they enter the The are gram farmer Tom Ive got Pyziak just consider how many guys Ive put There was once a family on every quarter section 160 acres around Ive put out about 20 And thats just Businesses leave But thats the economics Everyone has to get If you want to keep you need the His comments are made in a roundtable discussion at a meeting of the sixmem ber Fisher Branch Grain Marketing The community atmosphere the businesses rml then all of a sudden there enough people to support the curling or says David Mcl another tanrcr iruni Ami tiicrt you ind your kids are growing up in the boondocks away from every Raymond with a grain and cattle See SUBSIDIES page 1 ss re increase By Aldo Saiilin Ottawas decision to eliminate a federal tax rebate will force farmers to pay as much as more for fuel this year and could force some off the farm group spokes men Lome Henry said cancelling the excise tax rebate on farm fuels will add several thou sand dollars to a fanners annual adding it is a cost which many cannot af Rail ruling Fanners today face a tough costprice a Portage la Prairiearea Ihi1 and Europe heavily subsidize their There has been a drought for a d uple of years and arc Its pieity hard to ubs rb any cost in Henry said he estimated she removal of the fuel rebate will incifiise his operation costs See 1 n High waves break up much of the 72miilicnlitTe oil spiil from a supertanker off Morocco 33 Puzzle 53 Bridge Business 33 33 41 45 StocfcS 18 Crossword 32 Deaths 45 Letters 6 TV warier 30 42 29 30 3 By David Roberts Ottawa wants to stop the practice among some Jews of denying a religious or to estranged marriage partners so theycan obtain child custody or a better financial After lobbying from Canadian federal Justice Minister Doug Lewis has tabled in Parliament an amendment to the 1985 Divorce The changes would pre vent a Get being used as With the refusing to accept or to give a religious divorce can no longer be used as a bargaining tool to gain conces sions on child custody and or mone tary Lewis said in a news re These amendments will encourage women in particular to fully exercise their rights under the Lewiss proposal was broadly welcomed by Winnipegs rabbinical community yes But at least one divorce lawyer warned the changes may be constitutionally un sound and may backfire on those they are ostensibly designed to this is welcome Rabbi Peretz Weizman of Bnai Abraham Syna gogue said when told of Lewiss This refusing the Get is a prob lem that goes back hundreds of said who heads a local rabbinical team which oversees the granting of the Jewish religious tradition dictates that a divorce must be carried out by delivery of a Get from the husband and its acceptance by the See LEWIS page 4 AP PHOTO Ottawa cuts East Coast fish quotas Siddon sees job loss in thousands By Stephen Thorne The Canadian Press HALIFAX In what he described as a series of tough Fi sheries Minister Tom Siddon an nounced cuts to Atlantic fish quotas yesterday that he predicts will cost the region several thousand Siddon held news conferences in and Halifax to announce Ottawa had overestimated fish stocks and needs to slash quotas to save the industry from total The result the 1990 total allowable catch of northern cod back bone of the East Coast fishery is Thats tonnes less than last years quota and near ly or 25 per less than two years Blow to economy Based on retail fish prices of about a the total annual loss to the Atlantic economy since fish quotas peaked in 1987 is about Tough choices are said the Were talking several thousand Hardest hit is where the entire middledistance fleet has been wiped out and pro grams designed to sustain fish processing plants have been cut by more than 60 per See ATLANTIC page 4 Northern cod quotas tonnes tonnes tonnes Source of Fisheries and Oceans Nuns killed in ambush nun Maureen Courtney right was one of two nuns killed when gunmen ambushed a car carrying church workers in northeastern church officials also said Bishop Pablo Schmitz above and another nun were The attack took place Monday 19 Radical change planned to controversial fishery HALIFAX CP Fisheries Min ister Tom Siddon plans to radically change the way the government manages Nova Scotias controver sial dragger fishery in Siddon announced yesterday that individual dragger boats power ful vessels that scoop up everything in front of the long nets they use to drag the ocean floor will be given individual This measure is supported by all Atlantic provinces and by the indus all of whom recognize that changes are needed if this fishery is to remain Siddon told a news conference in Halifax where he also released the 1990 groundfish management plan for the entire At lantic In recent the 300 or so draggers plying the waters off south western Nova Scotia have used up the quota of fish shared among them before the years end then de manded more Some as theyre wi dely have unsuccessfully lob bied for individual quotas for several Fishermen say tying quotas to their boats for the year would allow them to plan their business and help conserve stocks by reduc ing Industry spokesmen welcomed yesterdays announcement but said See NEW page 4 Drunken rampage reported Tass describes threeday riot along Iranian border Associated Press MOSCOW A drugcrazed mob rampaged for three days on the So vietIranian wrecking buildings and threatening to kill border guards and trying to enter Iran it was reported The unprecedented barbarous actions in the Azerbaijani enclave of Nakhichevan caused millions of rubles worth of the Soviet news agency Tass It was the latest spasm of violence in the Soviet enflamed in the last two years by strife among Arme Georgians and other ethnic the editor of the Azerbaijan Peoples Front newspaper said the Tass report of attacks by narcoticsin fluenced mobs was a lie written in Mo Vagiv Samedoglu said by telephone from Azerbaijans that a rally was held Sunday in Baku to demand a free border with pickets ren ewed the call in front of Azerbaijans Interior Ministry headquarters and Su preme Soviet Samedoglu Elsewhere in police cadets fired on a crowd yesterday that was attack ing a convoy with stones and firearms in the predominantly Armenian city of Ste Tass One person was killed and three That incident took place in the disputed NagornoKara bakh a flashpoint of ethnic hatred between the neighboring republics of Azer baijan and Armenia since February Tass said the spree of destruction in Nak kilometres south of Mo began Sunday and continued until It blamed extremist but gave few clues as to their The high on drugs or rampaged along a distance of more than ISO kilometres of the Nakhichevan part of the SovietIranian destroying or burning communications poles and border Tass Threats were also heard to burn down the border stations and kill the border guards personnel and their Tass In its dispatch also read on the evening television news program Tass said irresponsible elements are trying to aggravate tension in Azerbaijan and the Caucasus as a but was not more Tass said some people were trying to cross the border into Iran indi See DRUNKEN page 4 ;