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   Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Winnipeg, Manitoba                                Weve got CANADA NEWS continued on AROUND Canada PMs ethics targeted trolled by Claude a key figure in conflictOfinterest alle against Jean Benefited frdin more than 1 million in immigrant investor rfitnds on top of federal grants and the Canadian Alliance disclosed But the Alliance dame up short in Its effort to trace the funding back to the prime who has insisted he1 played no role in funneling foreign money to busi nesses in his Alliance Leader Stockwell Day claimed in the Commons that Gau thier had lucked into million worth of immigrant investor f unds after the prime minister met with those Ramsay gets new trial Alberta MP Jack Ramsay will face another trial on a 30yearold charge Of attempted rape dating back to v his years as an RCMP In a decision announced yes the Saskatchewan Jus tice Department decided to send the 63yearold former Moiultie back to court for a Ramsay had been sentenced in May to nine months in jail after he was convicted of attempting to rape a 14yearold girl in babys death recalled nurse broke down in tears yesterday as she described how a baby under her care strangled on his own IV It was a horrible putting it MaryAbra ham Abraham was testifying at a fatality inquiry in the case of who died last He had been found two days ear lier in his bed at Edmontons Royal Alexandra Hospital with his IV tube wrapped three times arourid his heckrflp 71 Cmplted ftom Canadian press 1 i Cash for quake victims rSAJf J3 Salvador T Overwhelmeddpctors worked i in the back of jpickup i trucks ti bamboo poles yesterday this countrys second major 1 earthquake least 255 In resppnsVtothe latest theCanadian government announced yesterday miljion in assistance for relief efforts in El Yesterdays funding brought Ottawas total aid package for the victims of the in EJ Salvador to t 1 r stations rM ll J i I FEBRUARY 2001 B1 BUSINESS B7 TSE LISTINGS B9 MUTUAL FUNDS B10 EDITOR Doug Speirs 6977248 doug.speirs@freepress.mb.ca Hitandrun attack kills eight in Israel UADIKABAIO ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli police surround a bus that was involved in the hitanrun attack that killed eight people Arafat held responsible for busstop carnage Israel A Palestinian driver upset about weeks Mideast violence rammed His bus into a packed bus stop killing seven Israeli soldiers and a civilian in the deadliest Palestinian attack in four The hitandrun raised fears that violence was spinning out of control when prospects for a resumption of peace talks appear The attack shook Israel at a time of political tran sition and efforts by prime minister elect Ariel Sharon and his defeated Ehud to form a joint Sharon said he would take all nec steps to restore security once he takes In a first move ordered by Israel sealed the West Bank and Gaza Strip by land and sea and confined Palestinians to their Angry Israeli and Palestinian lead ers blamed each Israels deputy defence Ephraim said Israelis and Pales tinians may face a guerrilla war in the West Bank and Gaza 400 people have been killed in five months of gunbattles and stonethrow ing The Canadian Jewish Congress angrily condemned the bus attack in a statement Canada must insist that Arafat and the Palestinian Authority take action to prevent further violence and incitement to said Moshe the groups national Yesterdays the deadliest in Israel since July took place short ly before 8 while dozens of Israeli soldiers and civilians crowded a bus stop in just south of Tel Without Khalil Abu a driver from Gaza crashed his bus into the group at high The bus was moving slowly and suddenly it speeded up and drove into KOK BARAK ASSOCIAf f 0 PRESS A police officer walks by victims of a hitandrun attack in from a speaker truck that drove through Gaza City after Abu Olbehs relatives said he had no ties to any Palestinian but was distraught over the large number of Palestinian casualties in clashes with The father of five had been driving Palestinian labourers from Gaza to jobs in Israel for the past five years as an employee of the Israeli bus com pany Israels Shin Bet security service issued him annual security Abu Olbeh was among Pales tinians who had been permitted to return to their jobs two weeks As a family man past his he did not fit Israels profile of potential Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat gave conflicting saying at first the attack was a response to Israels military which has a direct effect on the feelings of all the Palestinian he said it may have been an accident and that he opposed regardless of the but did not refer directly to the Outgoing Foreign Minister Shlomo who had once advocated concessions to the warned that Arafats government was headed for If I were I would not only fight terrorism as it ought to be which he is not but I would be worried about my own shaky BenAmi ADEL KAMA ASSOCIATED PRESS Khalil Abu Olbeh sped the said Ayelet a Abu Olbeh sped leading police on a chase that ended 35 kilometres later when an officer wounded him with a shot to the causing him to crash into a At the scene of the back packs and jackets were strewn across the Blanketcovered bodies were lined up along the each marked with a Among the dead were seven young Also killed was Julie an immigrant from In a call to Israel the Islamic militant group Hamas claimed respon The Popular Front for the Lib eration of Palestine also claimed responsibility in an announcement Canadas madcow testing faulted We may be at risk scientists suggest By Dennis Bueckert OTTAWA Canadians may be at risk of contracting the human form of madcow disease from domestic beef because curr rent testing is scientists say Neither the United States nor Canada does the largescale testing needed to detect diseases such as mad said Michael a biologist with the Consumers I would predict that if they tested enough animals theyll find a pos Hansen said in an interview yes He said the government should be using a new test which is cheaper and would allow largescale In a North American mission to examine Brazilian cattle for madcow disease said yesterday it would focus on about animals imported from Europe that Brazil has forbidden its farmers to transfer or Brian Canadas chief veteri narian and the countrys representative on the mission that also includes and Mexican health said investigations would focus on whether those animals were still being used for reproduction and how they were slaughtered and The mission would end Evans but added there was still no fixed date for a resumption of Brazilian beef exports to the United States and banned on Canadas recom mendation on AntiCanadian sentiment spilled over onto the docks when steve dores and union activists refused to unload Canadian goods in Latin Americas biggest In a Forca a trade union said Santos stevedores started the blockade by refusing to unload a cargo of one of Canadas main exports to A cargo of fertilizers due to be unloaded today would not go Canada tests about 900 animals a year and that is not enough to detect disease if it is agreed David Westaway of the Centre for Research on Neurode generative Diseases at the University of It means you cant make a definitive statement you dont have it mad cow disease he Westaway said animals are being tested weekly in while Canada generally tests only those that are visibly He said the disease has a fiveyear incubation and animals could easily be infected without showing Hansen said Canada and the States should be using the new SwissT developed Prionics Markus a spokesman for Zurichbased said Canada not be sure it is free of bovine form encephalopathy madcow with its current testing With 800 or 900 tests a the ation would have to be an absolutely cat astrophic one in order to see said Switzerland tested cattle last year and found five BSE Thisj the country is testing all animals over a certain Claude a spokesman for the Canadian Food Inspection said largescale testing is not needed because mad cow has not been detected in North Canadian Presk Hacker charged for Anna Kournikova virus police arrested yesterday the hacker known as OnThe a 20yearold man who claims he wrote a computer virus that backed up e mail systems worldwide by purporting to offer a photograph of tennis star Anna Authorities charged him with damag ing private property and computer pro and sent the man home with his parents in the small town of about 100 kilometres northeast of saying the offence didnt warrant hold ing A prosecutor will decide later whether to seek a jail sentence or a The discovery of the apparent hacker in the Netherlands harked back to the 1980s when this country gained a repu tation as a virtual transit point for hack ers trying to break into government computer Its up to the public prosecutors whether and for what he should be said Peter a police A district court was expect ed to hear the case in a few In the national police set up a special unit of dozens of cyber detec but they were apparently clueless that a Dutchman was to blame for the most widespread Internet bug in near ly a In a letter posted on the Internet on Tuesday admitting the computer buff said he copied the worm from a program he found on the Internet because I dont know any pro gramming A police statement indicated the sus pect had altered the bug but didnt real ize how much havoc he would create when he sent it scurrying around the world feeding off a computers address book to spread from one victim to the When he realized what the virus wag he agreed with his parents to report to the the police state ment j The Anna Kournikova virus backed UD email systems in millions of computers from Australia to the United The virus arrived as an email attach5 ment named and carried the message Hi Check This It promised to deliver a picture of the teenage tennis star but does not actually include a Press   

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