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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 11, 1992, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                Tempo Matenurws Men in like women in ihdrfweting or medicine years ago C23 Business lit n wom days df aarfy or even at age may be Local Bear kMted In park Same onlookers were angry after a bear was killed yesterday in Kildonan Park VOL 120 NO 162 PUBLICATIONS MAIL REGISTRATION NO 0286 Winnipeg Free Press Weekly home delivery 60 in 75 outside city Front May 1992 Dushanbe TV station Tajik talks resume Tajikistan Tajik govern ment and opposition leaders resumed talks last night after exKGB troops loyal to Tajikistan President Rakhman Nabiyey opened fire on a crowd of killing eight and wounding many Muslim opposition groups had stormed out of negotiations on a new government immediately after the but re turned to the table only hours Azerbaijani forces said they recaptured their stronghold of Shusha in Armenian officials in the disputed enclave denied the but said fighting continued B19 Soldiers brave snipers group of Canadian soldiers braved sniper fire to evacuate about 175 patients from a hospital here The 20member United Nations team took advantage of a shaky ceasefire to par tially clear out the considered a flashpoint in the downtown Alija Bosnias Muslim appealed for limited mil itary aid from the UN to lift road and rail blockades and reopen Sarajevos All Filipinos go to polls a bitterly fought cam paign in which at least 58 people died in guerrilla bombings and assassina the Philippines votes today to choose a president and The polls opened at 7 but the first un official results were not expected until at least 16 hours Counting will take at least a Hours before polls a land mine placed by Communist guerrillas blew up a truck carrying police officers for election killing two people were shot dead and a town mayor survived an as sassination 1A12 ODDITIES Ifsacrime think it would be the safest place in town to leave your bicy but brazen thieves are helping them selves to bikes in the fenced compound be hind the local police They got away with three owned by police officers or other employees at the station in the most recent theft the week before The thieves opened a locked proba bly by reaching through the wire mesh and opening the lock from said Gordon And its not the first time its he It happened last year Elias didnt know if the departments crime prevention experts were looking into how to prevent the if the bicy cles were But maintenance better be doing some he QUOTE OF THE DAY All you do is odd throw in a few odds and and Brent Wall has Joined a growing trend to brewing your own brand of hooch at B15 Ann Sports TV Today Cloudy with a few sunny Wind southerly 20 High 12 Low tonight Tomorrow Mainly Chance of High Sun RJita 8Mr Moon Rfeft fete Hope fades for miners 11 bodies pulled from 15people could still be alive By Stephen Thorne Canadian Press Rescue teams creeping through a tangle of black tunnels yesterday found the bodies of 11 men who died in a blast that tore through the heart of a coal Officials said the dead miners all found at equipment they were working on probably died instantly in the explosion early And they held out only slim hope that 15 others still trapped about 350 metres below the surface might be found Im an optimist by so I would have to say were operating on the basis that the 15 people could still be mine official Colin Benner said at a news confer ence early However we are very concerned at this The dead many of them young men in their found in one of three work areas about 31 hours after a methane gas explosion in the Westray about 130 kilometres northeast of Debris cluttered a shaft leading to two other work hampering efforts to reach possible Benner Res cuers were still up to 300 metres from the remaining miners shortly after Sleepless relatives clutched one another and sobbed at a community hall as mine of ficials broke the grisly Officials did not release names to the but fami lies knew who had been I wish to convey the nations heartfelt sympathy to the families and friends of all those who Prime Minister Mulroney said in a Our thoughts are also with the families of the 15 miners whose fate is still un We pray for their continued cour age and that the tremendous attempts to rescue them are There had been no communication with the miners since the ADT which ripped through a metal shed at the mine smashed rocked houses and scattered black ash over this tiny bluecollar The blast also knocked out power and ventilation in the main News takes emotional A2 RCMP officer comforts woman after confirmation 11 miners found November startup targeted for lab By John Douglas National Reporter Taxes turn drinkers into brewmeisters By Randy Turner StaffReporter it is fast becoming a province of As costs for beer continue to spiral largely due to tax increases more tipplers are turning to homemade brewing Its booming right said Bill who sells the kits out of his West Kildonan People are getting tired of paying all those And making it your own beer is a lot less who started selling kits on the side more than three years initially sold about worth of equipment and product each These he sells between and worth a That monthly total includes about 20 starter the true gauge of growth in the homemade beer In the last year more than 10 wine and beerbrewing kit stores have popped up in giving residents more than 20 outlets from which to Five years there were only two or three such Jams coowner of Hop and Vine on Regent said the increase in sales can be traced to rising beer A home made batch of beer can be brewed for a fifth of the price of vendorbought I think everybody jumped in because they thought this is a business that cant she This is a business that will boom in the Lawrenz noted that improved quality and variety of beer mix has also con tributed to Doityourself beermeisters have their choice of all variations of in cluding lager and And those with a taste for foreign beer can choose styles from almost any country Canadian and Brit ish Winemaking is undergoing a similar growth in as brands multiply and quality Beer can be brewed in 10 to 21 days for anywhere from to per dozen Despite the popularity of homemade brewing kit entrepreneurs are ner vous about the Its kind of said Sandro partowner of two Brew Doctor outlets that opened in the last A lot of them brew ing kit stores have spurted At one point its going to get saturated and youre going to see businesses start to slide For consumers are reaping the benefits of a competitive Beer which sells in Winnipeg for about a is worth up to in other Prairie prov Foianesi Doityourselfers B15 OTTAWA Tired of being snowed by de senior Mulroney cabinet ministers have decided to kickstart construction of a virology lab in Winnipeg this The fasttrack approach was approved last week during a highlevel meeting among Energy Minister Jake Health Minister Benoit Agriculture Minister Bill McKnight and Finance Minister Don Ma Sources say Epp told Winnipeg Mayor Bill Norrie of the decision The four principals are in Bouchard There should be no McKnight added that he was looking to proceed in the most timely and costeffi cient Ministers made the decision after a prelim inary environmental assessment gave the project a green The initial environmen tal evaluation will go to the provincial Clean Environment Commission for a final public which should be concluded this sum Construction of the stateoftheart facility is tentatively slated to begin the first week of November and could provide a needed spark for the Manitoba Ottawa estimates the lab construction will create 620 direct jobs and another indirect Once up and the facilitys opera tion and maintenance is to bring million annually into the local economy in addition to the 126 scientific jobs It is now set to go to the federal Treasury Board in June for project approval the fi nal hurdle to putting shovels into the That proposal is being drafted right now and weve got to get the accelerated start written into it now so we wont have to re write it after its been an official Another trip to the Treasury Board could add months to the project and delays have a way of killing Health and Welfare officials turned down a timetable that would have al lowed construction of the facilitys founda tion this they wanted all as pects of the lab to be finalized before any for mal building The officials wanted architects Smith Carter of Winnipeg to have plans completed by June so the entire project could go before the Treasury with the aim of getting complete approval by October and construc tion under way by May the four ministers have approved a plan to split the construction into two sec with the foundation started by 4 and the main building next The plan carries with it some Officials estimate it could add to the overall cost if contractors have to be How given the scope of the multi milliondollar one source called those concerns almost Thats one days rain another source Tainted soil not major problem B16 Plan disastrous for groups fear Assiniboine detour will kill foul foes say By Nick Martin City Hall Reporter THE BARRICADES are being thrown up in Winnipeg to defend the Assiniboine River against a diversion project that city politicians and environmentalists claim is being rammed through by rural Tory cabinet Opponents say it will expose pollute kill erode riverbanks and rack up big for the benefit of potato farms in southern Civic works and operations committee will hear a demand tomorrow from chairman Terry Duguid Miles Macdonell and Greg Selinger Tache that Ottawa be asked to order a full environmental But provincial Environment Minister Glen Cummings says that is not noting the provinces Clean Environment Commission will hold public hearings on the proposed The hearings are expected to be held later this That will be the opportunity for everyone to make known their Cummings said adding his department and JEFF FREE PRESS From left Allen Sullivan oppose Assiniboine the government are taking a neutral stance on the The proposed diversion between Brandon and Portage la Prairie would feed water from the Assiniboine into the Boyne River and then through pipes to a wide area in the Pembina Valley that includes Morden and This is a project that needs to show it is environmentally sustainable and that its a development that takes into consideration aL Cummings Winnipeg Mayor Bill Norrie admitted to I project opponents at a recent civic executive policy committee meeting that he knows virtually nothing about the project or its possible effects on the That is precisely the said Don a member of the group There hasnt been any substantial It costs Thats why we want the City of Winnipeg to get we want the federal government to get Sullivan argued that the project has been justified on the basis of population growth projections of 270 per cent over the next SO years in the Pembina Valley yet population is up only one per cent since Its really an irrigation project for large potato he Some of those large farming outfits and multinationals are buying up land in the The diversion of cubic metres per second would reduce the Assiniboine flow through Winnipeg by 10 per he It doesnt take a rocket scientist to figure out that creates a greater effluent concentration in the waterthat reaches he making cleaning that water far more expensive for the Lower flow adds to exposes riverbank and increases Sullivan University of Winnipeg biology professor Eva Pip With the low flows we already a further reduction would be she The temperature in that river will go The bacteria levels are sure to such as freshwater mussels near will be she and water quality for Selkirk and points beyond Winnipeg will be adversely Choices is circulating petitions against the project and has affiliated with Manitobans Against the Assiniboine Diversion a coalition of 52 community environmental organizations and native bands drawing their drinking water from the affected MAAD president Gerry McKinney Were calling for an independent We want it taken out of the provinces hands McKinney This project should be a IN TUESDAYS PRESS Having famous pe rents has its ups and   

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