Winnipeg Free Press

February 12, 1993

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 12, 1993, Winnipeg, Manitoba Budget surgery Cuts threaten health safety B1 Love soirees Theres no shortage of delights for you and your squeeze on Valentines Day D1 56 PAGES VOL 121 NO 74 PUBLICATIONS MAIL REGISTRATION 0286 Big on hightech Electronics system switches on tiny trust firm B8 Winnipeg Free Press 50 0 Weekly home delivery in ousidc city KEN FREE PRESS A police officer inspects truck that came to fiery stop The driver of the stolen truck is in critical Suicide mission comes to explosive stop By Correy Myco Free Press Correspondent MICHAELPAUK looked out his window yesterday to a horrible man in flames running from an exploded I heard a big bang and then looked out the said the selfproclaimed watchdog of his apartment block at 114 McGregor I saw the truck against the fence and the guy sat inside for a Then there was flames and he jumped out of the truck It was like you see in a had flames coming from his shoulders and his Police spokesman Eric Turner said the 1992 Chevy truck was stolen from Jim Gauthiers dealership on McPhillips Street yesterday by a man on a mission to kill Witnesses said the vehicle crashed into a car at high throwing it over a boulevard piled high with The truck then smashed into a castiron gate and a brick wall of the Vladimir and Olga Cathedral at 1 IS McGregor Street and burst into We knew it was a suicide attempt because he told Turner The man is now listed in critical condition at Health Sciences Police would not release his Witnesses were horrified to see the burning man struggling to avoid those trying to help Turner said the man was obviously distraught because the ambulance crew had to chase him down to help The crew caught up with the injured man about half a block from the It is not known why the truck but it was not the same year and model at the centre of numerous lawsuits against General Motors because of exploding gas Seven officers charged Henry sends force a message Don t stand in way of change Grandma glued to hijack drama Winnipegger Heleene Lear month sat glued to the TV yesterday for reports on a hi jacked Lufthansa airliner car rying her grandson We dont know if hes going to stay in New where the aircraft Lear month He doesnt have any winter Peter works for a computer company in Germany and was headed to Cairo for a Learmonths Major Peter Learmonth of said he had seen his son on televi sion after the plane Gun was hidden in A5 Americans charged by RCMP in aftermath of raids on reserves By Stevens Wild StafFReporter POLICE HAVE charged two Americans with gamblingre lated offences in the wake of last months controversial raids on five Manitoba Canadawide warrants were is sued yesterday for the arrest of John of and Keith of Her RCMP spokesman Wy man Sangster Coleman has been charged with aiding in keeping a gaming house and Camarato with selling illegal gaming Terry head of gambling operations on the Roseau River re Protest has little B2 said the charges against the Americans were political tactics to dry up the supply of gambling equip ment on Manitoba Its a tactic to scare off to scare off people who want to in Nelson said last If they really want to address the issue of they would have charged the chief and council on the issue of Sangster said Coleman and Cama rato were in He declined to say if extradition proceedings would begin against the two RCMP and Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council police seized 47 video lot tery terminals in earlymorning raids 19 on five Sangster said he did not know on which reserves the offences were alleged to have taken Officers with police forces in Riv erside and said they were not aware of any contacts with the RCMP but one Herrin officer said his department would be willing to cooperate in extradition proceedings against Nelson said Americans were not interested in involving themselves in Canadian political controversies and that by scaring off the Ameri can the Manitoba govern ment would have a monopoly on the supply of gambling yes no Rebels shoot up lawyers trip to view apes By Annita Newell Canadian Press IT WAS to be a onceinalif etime experience for Winnipeg lawyer Jack celebrating his 50th birthday among the gorillas of But he and his Bel also had a harrowing encounter with guerrillas of another On an arnis length from gorillas in a volcanic the Londons were perfectly Back at their motel room they crouched in the bathroom for 36 hours while guerrillas in the courtyard outside riddled the motel with machinegun After a day with the London said he and his wife were wakened about by machinegun fire in the We looked at each other and UGANDA RWANDA London fled desperately hoped it was simply isolated he But soon the noises were close and they could hear mortars We hit the floor and crawled to the where they took up the fetal position in a small space between the bathtub and the interior wall of the Minutes guerrillas of the Rwanda Patriotic a rebel group fighting to overthrow the BURUNDI 50 miles 50km L Casleiio took over the courtyard and used it as a transition point to take a hill on the other side of the They shot up our hotel said who is now safe in a hotel in Rwandas Its riddled with bullet The couple remained crouched beside the bathtub for 36 hours with just a few crackers and a bit of bottled By Paul Wiecek Police Reporter He said they ate a tiny bite of a cracker three times a day and drank a capful of water twice a day during the At the end of 36 hours midafternoon Tuesday it became obvious we were either going to starve or run out of he said in an interview So they packed emergency bags and fashioned white flags from sheets and bamboo poles they had brought back from gorilla I ran out into the middle of the zone waving the flag and hoping no one would kill the lawyer Soldiers from the Rwandan army helped the Londons desperately for our across an open airstrip to the army then to a Roman Catholic church where they sheltered for the In the morning we were shocked by rockets falling through the roof of the siid they were on the run under Soldiers took them two kilometres to a Belgian mans and French there on a cooperation took them to the mountains and then POLICE CHIEF Dale Henry dropped a bombshell yester announcing seven city of ficers had been criminally It should now be clear to every body there are no separate rules for members of the Winnipeg police de Henry Im hoping this kind of activity will be far less frequent in the fu In hiring Henry last civic politicians were hoping this kind of which has plagued the department for so would come to an end on its But Henry said new scandals prove rooting out the departments bad apples is going to take more than just hiring a new Lets not be I have no magic I said that But Henry said yesterdays an nouncement should serve as stern notice to the departments men and women not to try to stand in the way of If you stand in the middle of the youre going to get hit by a he Four officers are facing assault causing bodily harm charges for al legedly beating a 27yearold man during an offduty drinking party at the Alexander Docks last A fifth officer has been charged with punching a biker in the face in September 1991 while a sixth offi cer is charged with stealing a water bottle last The seventh officer is charged with impaired driving in an onduty incident last Henry said it was coincidental the cases came together this He said he decided to deal with them all in one day instead of letting scandals dog the While admitting the department has been hit by controversy in re cent Henry said he doesnt believe Winnipeg police are differ ent than There are similar cases in other police departments across the coun he Department spokesman Eric Turner expanded on the Because of the things that have Quote of the Day Larry Smith has got to realize hes the CFL hes not the Theres a guy who forgot where he came This is a black Winnipeg Blue Bombers tackle and player representative Chris discussing Smiths Canadian content Details on C1 The Weather Today Morning cloudiness other wise mainly Low tonight Tomorrow Variable Sun Rises Sets Moon Sets Details on C11 Charge details 8 Charged with assault causing bodily harm are Timothy a fiveyear member of the force Richard a fiveyear member Elmer a five yearmember and Maurice a three year They were charged Wednesday in an assault at the Alexander Docks last They will appear in court March Charged with operation of a motor vehicle while impaired is Michael a 23 year He was charged in an incident 29 in which he was driving his own vehicle while on He will appear before a magistrate March H Charged with assault is Michael a 15 year Varey allegedly punched a motorcycle gang member in the face while he was handcuffed and being held at S Charged with theft under Bruce an 18year Campbell is charged with stealing a water GORDON PREECE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Panel to weigh B2 happened in the past four or five everything we do is intensely Turner It can be likened to working in a fish Turner said that while the media dutifully reports every re ports of officer bravery or heroics receive little or no Inside Ann C8 Sports TV In Sports CFL has halted discussions with Canadian players Details on C1 ;