Tuesday, May 12, 1998

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - May 12, 1998, Winnipeg, Manitoba 0 DC pftHndilllt Man com Free Press reporter Dan Lett has the complete story on the Philippine election JLJI fllrl 1 1 I 1 1 1 1 IM l Sportswriters Scott Taylor and Tim Campbell are on the Stanley Cup trail in Ottawa and Edmonton to give Free Press readers firsthand coverage of the National Hockey League playoffs The Weather Partly 30 chance of High Low Details on page B12 Winnipeg Free Press Garbage Day 3 School Day 4 Inside Silence from the bench Chief Provin cial Court Judge Judith who was expected to set the record straight on allegations of misconduct against Jus tice Minister wasnt talking yesterday India openly nuclear India created diplomatic shock waves yesterday by setting off three under ground nuclear blasts and announcing it is capable of making nuclear weapons Assimilate them FDR Former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt honoured with a statue by the Quebec government last week advocated the assimilation of French Canadians in a letter to Canadian prime minister William Lyon Mackenzie King in 1942 Setback for CanWest In a ruling handed down an Ontario Court judge threw out Can Wests bid to scuttle a acquisition agreement between WIC and Shaw Delta Winnipeg sold A Vancouver investment trust is buying the Delta Winnipeg hotel for about million and spending another million to upgrade it to a four or fourandahalf star hotel IB7 Play ball with stats Regular coverage of teambyteam sta tistics for Major League Baseball begins in todays sports section Sunnyside please As cases of skin cancer increase each doctors and educators step up efforts to get out the madeintheshade message Help after accidents A device that automatically summons help to a carcrash site is being tested in New York Using an electronic in car and transmitting via cell phone and it reduces deadly delays in helping victims Today IN YOUR CITY PROVINCE Benjamin Victor Victor dis cusses the life and career of his late father and popular Jewish physician in Winnipeg in the 1930s Asper Jewish Community 123 Marry Widow Cafe Speakers from the Winnipeg Mennonite Theatre give an overview of The Merry Widow McNally Grant Park 8 Cinematheque Men With and to INDEX Local Canada World Numbers on j page 06 In Lite NetReader and Ann Sports TV May Its not a holiday but lets celebrate anyway M A AW HJf 11 1 if viroont linfrl I By Keith McArthur Staff Reporter w w T c SH SOMEONE a happy Man itoba Day today and youll probably elicit a confused Most Manitobans dont know it and most calendars dont even mention but today is the 128th anniversary of the day when Parliament passed the Manitoba I cant say that Ive ever heard of it said 21yearold John His 18yearold Rachel said Manitoba deserves a day to call its even though nobody knows about Theres a day for everything Why not one for Manitoba Although Prime Minister Jean Chre tien milks Canada Day for all its worth by shaking hands in Premier Gary Filmons Manitoba Day plans are a little more Business as usual for he said We usually have a news release marking the When first NDP Leader Gary Doer couldnt remember what day it His first guess was After a moments he remembered that it was Manitoba Doer said that while its important to celebrate Manitoba we should be celebrating the years that peo ple have lived in the Red River not just the 128 years since Manitoba became a While Ottawa passed the Manitoba Tax kills shows Citys amusement scares bigname touring musicals Winnipeggers wont see Rent left or Sarah McLachlans Lilith Fair Cosby By Kevin Prokoeh Arts Reporter amusement tax certainly is an impediment to brpging entertainment into Winnipeg and that has been proven again and again and again Harold Buchwald THE first time in a H the city has been shut out of the touring stage show circuit and many Winnipeggers are blaming the citys amusement The only highprofile con cert booked this summer at the Centennial Concert Hall is jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis on June It means lean says John the halls executive who says the amusement tax is a recurring jrefrain from Promoters are continually telling us that the amusement tax often affects their decision on whether they are going to play says Wal They hate Its an additional cost they dont encounter anywhere As long as its they either wont come or were definitely lower on the priority list of Not since the Andrew Lloyd Webber megamusical Cats made its debut appearance in Winnipeg in 1989 and led a parade of stage spectacles has the city not hosted a summer I dont think there is any doubt that what we were afraid of is coming said Harold chairman of the panel that reviewed the citys cultural policies a year The amusement tax cer tainly is an impediment to bringing entertainment into Winnipeg and that has been proven again and again and mayoral Continued Please see Angus says if too easy to take a popular position on the amusement tax and ignore the revenue It He says the Buchwald report has very serious recommendations that should be considered but it needs to work its way through the process of city MURRAY Murrey already moved i motion to pnaw out the amusement tax over the next three I think it has a negative impact on downtown develop and has prevented lots of things from hap a lot of He proposes replacing revenues by cancelling the new homeowners tax credit PCTEMKAUFUANN Kaufmann says the amusement tax is a dis incentive to and should be He says even though it col lects up to million for local arts if the city is losing shows because of then it is also losing tourist Were sort of being pennywise and dollar he Act on May it wasnt until July of that year that Manitoba offi cially became a John a geography professor at the University of Winnipeg and first vicepresident of the Manitoba His torical said more should be done to educate people about Manitoba Day especially through the school A greyhaired woman on Osborne Street had another Make it a hol she Thats the only way theyll get us to know about Our kids live in poverty capital Manitoba children classified as poor in 96 survey By Paul Samyn National Reporter OTTAWA MANITOBA is once again the child poverty capital of with one in four chil dren living in poverty in Despite a growing economy and a glowing jobless the province was home to the secondhighest poverty rate in Canada as nearly 20 per cent of Manitobans were living below the low income The grim profile of poverty in Man itoba comes from the National Coun cil of which yesterday released its 1996 report that shows the number of poor in Canada is The statistics show that in five years after the last that million Canadian women and men lived in said the report based on data from Statistics While the rest of the economy enjoyed modest growth year after the overall poverty rate inched up to per Quebec has the dubious distinction of having the highest poverty rate at per But Manitoba is in sec ond at per or Mani The third highest poverty rate was in Nova Scotia at per On the child poverty Manitoba had the worst record in as children were classified as poor for a poverty rate of per That same the provincial unemploy ment rate hovered around per Manitoba also had the worst child poverty rate in The next worse off province was Nova Scotia at per For a fam ily of four living in a city the size of the lowincome cutoff as set by StatsCanada was the national poverty rate for children inched up to per cent from per cent in The Nation al Council of Welfare says there were million poor children in the highest level in 17 This latest child poverty portrait comes as the deadline for a 1989 par liamentary resolution to eliminate child poverty by the year 2000 draws Continued Please see Baby ilm By Alexandra Paul Medical Reporter Hospital guard blocks parents from entering A FAMILY rushing their child to Childrens Hospital yesterday was outraged when they were stopped at the entrance to the emer gency department to accommodate the filming of a CBS movie of the The first thing they said at the door was You cant go in Theyre shooting a movie and youll have to be quiet and youll have to said Gail She said she was told by a guard at the door that the wait would only be a few minutes but the question she was nt asked is the one that upsets 1 come rushing in with a covered they never asked me if it was an The problem is that I was told I couldnt go in and I dont want to see what happened to my kid happen to anyone MacAulay MacAulay and her Free JPress reporter Kevin went to the hospital seeking attention for their daughter who is fed by a stom ach tube that slipped out While the family readily conceded this wasnt an the tube is also the only way the 10monthold can The movie being filmed is called Marriage of starring Jane Seymour and James Traf f ic was bottlenecked on William Avenue where Childrens Hospital emergency department doors are and production trucks and trailers lined both sides of the HSC spokesmen yesterday said the facility struck a deal with local pro duction company Elizabeth Produc tions for the film crew and its stars to shoot scenes yesterday and today in several locations the waiting room to the emergency the neonatal intensive care unit for criti cally ill the daysurgery unit and the outside of the Continued Please see