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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1983, Lethbridge, Alberta Seen and Heard TODAY THE A Canadian lottery ticket she'd forgotten about for eight months made a millionaire out of a woman in Roseburg Ore who promptly checked out of her job as a grocery clerk when she learned what she'd won two year old JULIA McNEESE flew from Ore to couver Tuesday on the first leg of a four-day trip to Canada where she is to pick up a cheque for million McNeese bought the ning ticket last August through the mail Soviet leader YURI ANDRO- POV Tuesday offered to reduce nuclear forces in Europe to the present NATO levels in numbers of warheads as well as in numbers of missiles and His proposal which left many details unclear would still seek to include French and British nuclear forces within the arsenal of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and would bar the United States from deploying missiles in Europe as planned by the Atlantic alliance later this year A subcommittee of the sity of Utah Institutional Review Board in Salt Lake City has com- its report on artificial heart recipient BARNEY CLARK a necessary step before the second implant of the device officials said Tuesday University Medical Centre spokesman JOHND the report and for a second implant which are confidential will be submitted to the 16 mem- bers of the board on Thursday or Friday THE NATION Solicitor General ROBERT KAPLAN has sided with the RCMP in denying organizers of a Mother's Day rally for peace the right to form a human chain around the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa The RCMP rejected the proposal last week saying it would be impossible for police to ensure access in and out of the buildings if the chain were mitted A spokesman said ing to such a request would not only break a long-standing rule but also would set a precedent for future demonstrations man DEB ELLIS of Ottawa the group was disappointed by Kaplan's decision but the rally go ahead Sunday A permit for the demonstration was granted in early April More than 500 people who live in the vicinity of DR HENRY abortion clinic in Winnipeg have signed a petition supporting the facility spokesmen said Tuesday ELLEN KRUGER chairman of the Coalition for Reproductive Choice in toba said the petition shows there is no animosity towards the clinic from neighbors as some groups have claimed Kruger said the names were gathered in two days by coalition members who support the Montreal tor's efforts to make abortions more available to Manitoba women ABOUT TOWN MATTHEW HUNTER convinced his father KEVIN was referring to Luke Skywalker when he told Matthew and brother MARK that if their expectant mother NANCY has another son he'll be called Luke Taber Mayor GEORGE MEYER receiving a standing ovation upon his arrival at day's council meeting because according to Coun VIRGINIA CAMPBELL We were here w TIM LONG saying jokingly he'll have to con- sult his Super Channel listing before committing himself to a special budget meeting the mayor was attempting to ule for Monday INDEX City Classified Comics D3 Comment A2 Entertainment Lifestyle Marketplace Region Theatres Cll TV listings D3 Weather A4 Here's one Leader of well-known party wanted Junior high school French or better preferred The Lethbridge Herald Weather LOW TONIGHT NEAR 5 HIGH THURSDAY NEAR 22 SUNNY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY MAY 4 1983 30 CENTS Brewery lockout expected By JIM LEGG Herald Staff Writer There's trouble brewing and it appears that spring won't be all roses for Alberta beer drinkers or unionized breweries Cliff Chapman secretary-treasurer of Local 245 of the Brewery Flour Cereal Softdrink and Distillery ers Union in Lethbridge said Tuesday he was expecting a lockout as early as Thursday or Friday in Lethbridge Chapman said members of Local 245 at Sicks Lethbridge Brewery strongly rejected the offer by the Brewery Employers Industrial Relations He wouldn't elaborate on the vote by the 137 brewery employees Sicks produces about to dozen bottles a day which doesn't include draft beer production workers in Edmonton havi served strike notice for Thursday and workers at two other breweries are con- a contract offer Money is not the issue in the growing dispute which could turn into the fourth beer strike in five years in Alberta The industry was shut down by a for seven months in 1981 The unionized breweries in Alberta bargain jointly through the BEIRA The six local unions which includes ers at the Alberta Brewers Agents the distribution arm of the industry have in principle to an industry-wide simultaneous ment but they are demanding ual When Labatts workers went on strike in 1981 other breweries locking out employees even though workers at Sicks here had accepted the contract offer If Alberta's four major breweries and in Edmonton the Lethbridge brewery and Carling O'Keefe in Calgary are closed down by strikes and lockouts only the Rocky Mountain Brewery in Red Deer for- merly the maverick Uncle Ben's will be producing Rocky Mountain produces about bottles a day a fraction of what Albertans normally consume The tiny brewery recently announced plans to open retail outlets in Calgary and Edmonton During the last dispute the Alberta Liquor Control Board increased imports of American beer to fill the void The BEIRA has said a increase in each year of a two-year con- tract would be the final offer to workers at the four major breweries in Alberta An estimated dozen cases of beer are sitting in the Alberta Brewers Agents warehouse in Edmonton Davis opts out of Tory race TORONTO CP Ontario Premier William Davis announced today he has decided against running for the federal Conservative party leadership Davis his voice cracking said he lost no sleep but had a thoughtful end mulling over question and decided his main responsibilities were to remain as premier of Ontario I honestly believe I can make the best contribution to this country by serving as premier of this great he said adding that how we are will have influence on the rest of the country He also said he won't support any candidate in the leadership race but will cast a ballot at the June convention Davis said it was his intention all along to remain out of the race but that a number of people and groups urged him to reconsider Herald by MICHAEL DREW JESSIE HUGHES 7 and her Grade 1 classmates at Nicholas Sheran School plan to spruce up their neighborhood as part of an unofficial Arbor Day ceremony The 90 students were each given the tiny Colorado spruce seedlings to plant in their yards and took part as a mature tree was planted on school grounds The trees were donated by the Chinook Chapter of Landscape Alberta the Alberta Nursery and Trades Association Chapter spokesman Harold Nicholson said the association eventually hopes to Arbor Day and visit all schools in future years Local volunteer group 1983 Citizen of the Year SID left chats with Tara Lavelle who accepted the 1 983 Citizen of the Year award on behalf of the Samaritans a volunteer group operating a local suicide crisis line Heratt photo By DWAYNE JANKE Herald Staff Writer A volunteer group operating a local suicide crisis line was named the 1983 Citizen of the Year by the Lethbridge Jaycees Tuesday The Samaritans which has been ning the service since November was chosen as the award winner recognizing volunteer community work from among 15 nominations received in the past six weeks Tara Lavelle executive director of the agency received the award on behalf of the Samaritans at a Jaycees dinner ceremony I just think it's Lavelle said in an interview It's nice to see the people of Lethbridge agree with what the Samaritans are doing and feels its worthwhile I really believe the volunteers deserve she added They give so much of their time Staffed entirely by 80 volunteers the Samaritans is the first branch in ada of the international organization originally founded by Rev Chad Varah in England 30 years ago The Lethbridge branch operates a ephone line 24 hours a day seven days a week offering assistance to persons considering suicide Lavelle said in six months of tion the agency has dealt with calls About 20 per cent of them involved a risk of suicide Russell who sat on the zen of the Year committee with Ken Fabbi and Sid said The Samaritans were deserving because of the group's strong volunteer ship said the Jaycees were with the number of nominations received for the award including groups and individuals involved in a variety of charitable and volunteer efforts Lavelle was appreciative of the work by Dr Jean Collins and the Centre for Personal and Community Development to apply for a provincial grant to establish the Samaritans branch in Lethbridge The Samaritans is now an dent agency operating out of the Hunt Building downtown Lavelle said the group would like to expand what it is already doing ing more public education on suicide and its prevention The group wishes to do more ling paiticularly on a face-to-face basis and would like to start a crisis line for teenagers operated by their peers she said Alberta blasts possible shift in Crow policy Police satisfied baby not murdered TORONTO CP Metropolitan Toronto Police are Gary Murphy was not dered at the Hospital For Sick Children late last month Solicitor General George Taylor said today Taylor said the results of meetings between digoxin expert Dr Alois preiter Metro police and Dr Ross nett chief coroner of Ontario indicate the child's death April 23 should not be treated as a homicide An inquest into the death has been scheduled for May 24 The police are satisfied after ing both medical and legal advice that the case should not be treated as a Taylor said He did say tiere are still some tests to be completed at the Ontario Centre of Forensic Sciences but refused to rate Preliminary tests showed an level of digoxin a powerful heart drug in the infant's blood after his death on a cardiac ward at the world renowned hospital Since the death authorities have been conducting exhaustive tests on samples of fluids and tissues taken from the body The Kitchener Ont infant's death came just a day after the government appointed a royal commission headed by Mr Justice Samuel Grange to investigate 28 earlier deaths of infant cardiac patients on two cardiac wards between July 1980 and March 1981 BY KATHY KERR Herald Edmonton Bureau EDMONTON Rumored tinkering with the latest grain freight rate posal has prompted a strong attack from Alberta's cabinet A message sent to Ottawa describing the possible shift in federal policy as unfortunate in the extreme was released Tuesday by Agriculture ter Leroy Fjordbotten Federal Transport Minister Jean Luc Pepin and other federal officials have warned a federal subsidy in the new rate structure may go entirely to the railway companies Pepin's original proposal for ending the Pass rates suggested splitting the subsidy between the railways and ers I've said all along the worst possible scenario that we could have is an ad hoc solution which would be tinkering here and there If in fact it ends up to be an ad hoc solution I would rather see no told reporters Until the latest turn of events chief concern has been a speedy change to the rates But Fjordbotten and Economic Development Minister Hugh Planche warn in their telex message that giving the benefit solely to the railways will sacrifice any economic development benefit the freight change would have had for Alberta The economic distortions which inhibit the development of the Western Canadian livestock and processing industries wiU continue to exist and in all likelihood will be the ministers warn They charge the change in plans would damage farmers ability to diversify their crops and make their own choice on shipping method Fjordbotten said in an interview the Pepin plan is a chance for the federal government to do something for ern Canada By losing the option to decide what to grow where to process it whether to feed it to livestock or ship it the farmer loses the benefit of the change said Papal visit OK'd OTTAWA CP The Vatican has approved a general itinerary for a day visit to Canada by Pope John Paul Sept 1984 the Canadian ence of Catholic Bishops announced today Archbishop Henri Legare president of the conference said in a statement he visited Rome April and he dis- cussed the visit with the Pope and can officials While details will be developed at the regional levels Pope John Paul is expected to be in the Atlantic region for 14 days in Quebec for three days in Ontario for lla days in the West for two days and in Ottawa for two days Specific dates for events in each region will be announced later r Skunk buffer zone established CAROL GRBAVAC will visit about landowners in the buffer zone to seek permission to place the poisoned egg baits on their properly SWIHART Herald Staff Writer A skunk eradication buffer zone ing just south of Kenyon Field has been established free of rabies Phil Merrill of Lethbridge a pest con- trol specialist for the Alberta ture department said Tuesday soned eggs wili be spread throughout the buffer zone stretching 30 kilometres on an line from Judson on Highway 61 to Highway 5 and 9.6 kilo- metres north of that line Our main concern is that rabies could spread into Merrill said in a Herald interview If the disease continues to spread like it has in the past three years we were looking at rabies in Lethbridge without the buffer zone Then we would really be stymied because rabies and rabid animals are harder to control and handle in an urban area Merrill said home pels are the main concern in urban areas That is the biggest concern for spreading the dis- ease Merrill said Carol Grbavac of Leth bridge and one other person will visit about 300 landowners and in the buffer zone to seek permission to place the egg baits on their properly He said most of the baits wili be placed in fields likely under granaries or utility shades They will be located where only a small animal can venture said Men ill That puts the onus on the landowner tenant to keep house pets tne bait site Baits will also be provided or placed on farms outside the buffer zone at the request of farmers Merrill said the buffer zone should protect from migrating skunks that potentially carry rabies It is our intent to kill every skunk in that said Merrill We expect to get 90 per cent Killing most of the skunks will ate a skunk in the zone and any animals with rabies coming into the zone will likely stay because of the availability of food Then well keep hammering at He said poison is the main control tool the County of Warner just hasn't done the job He said the incidence of rabid skunks has continued to spread northwest of the Warner area Thirteen rabid nave been found in the County of Warner since January There have been a very number found in the County of Newell and none in the County of Forty said Merrill The County of Warner is the hot spot The last sighting was 24 kilometres southwest of Kenyon Field
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