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   Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 25, 2001, Lethbridge, Alberta                                Friday, May YOUR LIFE. YOUR COMMUNITY. YOUR NEWSPAPER. 930 (plus GST) Home delivery 500 daily Proud Partner In The Lethbridge Herald i, LEARN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Trading for lack It's likely most people think Wolf Creek 1 Intlerite Colony is separated front the Univer- sity of Lethbridge by far more than the 80 kilometres or so which divide them. Marvin Hofer who wilt, along with 600 other U of 1. students will graduate today and Saturday used to think so. too. "It is very rare for a Hut terito person to seek out an says 1 lofer. "In a Hultedtc community you don't need more than Grade The agriculturally based, seemingly simple lifestyle nf a Hutterite colony seems completely at odds with the business of cities or universities. "Graduating from the university, i am able to appreciate the Hutterite culture says I lofer. "University people are very much like the colony people. We're all human beings after all." Among those human beings today and tomorrow will he four honoUrary degree holders: Beverly Mcl.achlin, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; Canadian Astronaut and scientist MarcGarneati; community leader and U of L chancellor Limeriuts Ingrid Speaker; ami, Lethbridge-born l.aughlin Taylor, the ttead of clinical neuropsychology at the Montreal Neurological Hospital. The Ingrid Speaker Medal for Dis- tinguished Research; Scholaiship or Performance will be awarded to Kera- mat Ali, a long-serving faculty mem- ber and internationally respected physician. The university's nistin guisbed Teacher Award goes to Doug liray, an academic assistant in the Department ot'Kiokjgical Sciences and manager of the university's dec- Marvin Hofer switches from Hutterite garb to U of L convocation gown trim micro- scope? facility. Exchanging the colony lor I.ethbridge and its univer- sity was a HERAL D PHOTO BY ROB Ol SON FINAL INSTRUCTIONS: Convocation officer Linda Sebastian gives Marvin Hofer directions lor this weekend's spring convocation al the University of Lelhbridge. Hofer will give the invocation Saturday afternoon. ty is the Feeling of losing a cul- he says. "1 grew up surrounded by people plenty of whom were family members. Mere, T had 10 he more independent, t had u> find my own social group." Hui there were benefits, tno. "livery turn of the corner shows something new which fascinates me." Atid when lie encounters something hiusly unknown some types of humour are a good example the education continues. "In t kuterue culture we just don't kiunv about knock-knock jokes. Two weeks ago a friend told me one but he to explain to me how it all works." 1 later receives bi> di'giee in psy- chology on Saturday. "1 think I can mice back my interest in psychology to being part of the 1 tutterite community." he savs. "We are tight-knit communities where very little is considered private. It was fas- cinating trying to understand it from an academic and scientific perspec- tive. The psychology degree allowed me to do that." Kventually, Hofer hopes to collect a master's degree, and, eventually, a Ph.D. "I'd tike to teach and bean academ- ic or a counselor or therapist." But right now education is the pri- ority. lust like it's been ever since he stall- ed distance learning during his teen years as a member of the Wolf Creek Colony. I le put in full clays of work and studied evenings to finish his high school education. see myself as being a bit of a role model for he hope at some time in the future, consideration will made of allowing 1 [utterite stu- dents to continue on until at least Grade 12." With the increasing technological nature of the wodd, "Grade i) doesn't cut it anymore." And it's not unusual, in North America, for 1 Imrerite communities to encourage their young people to continue studying. At Wolf Creek a community nes- tled between the orthodox and liber- al values of oilier colonies .support for 1 lofer was tremendous. "The support was more emotional than financial but 1 was acknowl- edged and respected for what 1 was "It's not seen as a had thing." Fiery crash in northern Alberta kills six Motorist hailed as hero after pulling boy from burning vehicle RED'EARTH CHl-l-K, Aha. (CP) A passing motorist is being praised as a hero after she managed to break a window in n burning truck and pull n nine-year-old hoy to safety away from a three-vehicle collision that claimed six other lives. Const. James Dcrcniin of the Red Harm RCMP said the motorist, an area woman who did not wain 10 be named, came upon the fiery scene seconds after the Wednesday night crash on i hgliway 88 in northern Alberta. "She ran up TO the vehicle thai was on fire, smashed out n window atid pulled out the youngest person in that vehicle, who was just a child, and saved their Derouin said Thurs- day. "Unfortunately by the time she got back, the vehicle was too engulfed in flames to be able to save anybody else.. 'At the lime I told her that she was a hero and should be recognized for it. And she downplayed it. just kind of shook her bead and looked down and reallv want to hear th.it. In inv eyes, she diet a very heroic thing." The crash happened around 1 p.m. when the driver ot a southbound pick- np truck veered into the oncoming lane, first hitting a semi-trailer rig car- rying propane and then sliding into the path of another pickup. Hoth pickups burst into flames on impact. Oerouin said, and the four occupants of the southbound one were burned beyond recognition. Two people diet] in the nnrllriiomul pick- up, ami two more were seriously injured and fighting for their lives in an hospital I hnrsday. Der- ouin said he believed The nine-year- old escaped with relaiively minor Gas prices Regular unleaded gasoline Cents per Hire May May Lethbridge Red Deer Winnipeg Saskatoon Edmonton Calgary Vancouver Victoria CANADA n.'a 68.9 71.9 64.4 64.7 69.1 69.9 72.9 69.4 72.9 76.9 82.9 74.0 75.0 78.1 81.6 77.7 We're still the lowest Local gas prices far below what other Canadians pay By DAVE MABELL 'cr up? Like those prices? LcthhricJge motorists are [laying as little as H2.9 cents per litre this week, the lowest price in Cnnndn. That's u full 11 rents helow prices in Fcimon- tnn, where the is refined. Tlie best prices are at Canada Safe- way's newest gas bar in West l.eth- bridge. lint elsewhere in Lethhrtdge, typical prices posted Thursday were 69.9 cents a litre for regular-grade gas. That compared with 75 cents in Cal- gary, 78.1 cents inVancouverora2.fi cents in Kegina. Sir SAFEWAY, I'u w .A 7 injuries. 1 he drive of the semi-trailer was not injured and. liis truck was not involved in the fire. The crash scene was littered, with beer cans and liquor bottles. Derouin said, leading police to believe a drunk driver (if the southbound pickup responsible for the disaster. The collision occurred near tted th Creek, about 300 kilometres north of I'dmonton. The two women who diet! in the northbound pickup were identified as Rebecca Makway, a teacher in l.oon Lake, and Carol I.eiendre, .W, a secieiaiy from the sanu- rommunuv A3: "So. Hob Tarleck is running for mayor. Didn't he used to be an A7: "Hid you iiear about thai woman who was nearly abducted in Medicine I latVThat's scary stuff." W1H THE PURCHASE OF ANOTHER EEVEMGE OF EQUAL OF LESSER llfllDE lethbridgeherald.com Agriculture Business City Classified Comics Deaths B5 tntertanimenl Alfi-18 B6-9 Living A14-15 A3 Opinion A6 B13-18 Sports B1-4 B12 Theatres A17 B13 Weather A2 t   

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