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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 5, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba BR LEAR LAKE GETAflAY Hotrt Conference Ontrr Offer subject to attending a 90 minute information session on vacation ownership SUN Friday JulyS 2002 Sequel doesnt match up Men in Black II reviewed on PageA Former mayor Gome dead at 86 Story on A2 i satellite hniadcnil entitled Midyear Review Smoothing Got the Ride Julv Cnrnplmicntan 122l Richmond Unit MB IMS www edwardjones com Calvin Treichel 204 7270683 FxlwnHJones Indhririuit ASSOCIATED PRESS Travellers pray near the Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport yesterday following a shooting at the ticket counter of Israels El Al Authorities said a gunman opened fire at the ticket killing two people before an airline security guard shot him Three other people were Thousands of people were stranded and evacuat ed from the international terminal at the Locals enjoying long bad habits BY GLENN JOHNSON Sun Editor The good news is Brandon residents live longer than most The bad news is were among the heaviest drinkers in Canada and one in five is over smokes daily or exercises a feder al study Airport shooting puts on edge on Fourth of July BY RON KAMPEAS Associated Press WASHINGTON A deadly shooting attack at Los Angeles International Airport breached unprecedented security precautions imposed countrywide designed to pro tect American lives on the Fourth of But from one coast to the other the holiday was cele brated without any major security prob lems The military temporarily reactivated 11 combat jet patrols over Washington and New York Security zones were imposed at public places such as New Yorks Empire State Building and the Gateway Arch in As Americans braced for possible terrorist a lone gunman opened fire at Los Angeles International killing two people before he was shot dead by an airline security The FBI said there was no immedi ate indication that the shootings were connected to terrorism and that the gun man acted It appears this was an isolated Mayor James Hahn The Shootout at the ticket counter of Israels El Al airline wounded three oth ers and sent passengers ducking behind counters and hiding in airport The first couple of everybody just stood frozen like I said Hakin of Its really hard to tell whether he was aiming at the at people behind the counter or at peo ple in Stefan Beaulieu of who was waiting for a flight to said he had arrived at the airport moments after the shooting I entered the terminal just as every body was running Beaulieu Police cars and ambulances with sirens were arriving just as I I saw a guy and a girl come out of the building crying and holding each El Al had one flight scheduled out of Los Angeles Flight 106 to Toronto and Tel said David a spokesman for the Israeli con sulate in Los It was scheduled to depart at 1 local SEE PILOT PAGE A2 ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles County inspect the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into an occupied Fourth of July picnic killing four people at Frank Bonelli Regional Park in San Those percentages drop slightly in the South Westman and Marquette health but those residents also dont live as The areas where we have shortcomings are the areas we can do something says Nancy population health planner analyst with the Brandon Regional Health Thats the most positive thing about she When we look at areas for it requires us to address the socioeconomic con text in which people Its not about the number of Statistics Canada released a major health study yesterday that includes 139 Canadian health districts and uses data from the 1996 Census and a 20002001 Canadian Community Health Brandons life expectancy rate was ranked 3 in a group of 34 peer grouped according to educa unemployment aver age income and the percentage of aboriginal and visible minority Brandonites have an average life expectancy of years according to data from vital sta one year higher than the Canadian Those living in Marquette are likely to see years and South Westman residents an average of Marquette ranks seventh out of thirteen in its category of pre dominantly Prairie communities with low incomes and the highest percentage of people aged 65 and South Westman is in the same but is second from the One area of the study may have underestimated the number of says She points to a Health Canada study released earlier this year that says Manitoba was tied with for the highest percentage of smokers in the country at 28 per Yesterdays report suggests the number of daily smokers nationally is about 22 per cent Brandon Marquette South Westman We have to look locally at smoking rates and we need to break that down by age McPherson The longterm impact on health and life expectancy is dif ferent based on the age when you Earl CEO of the Brandon echoes the need for programs to combat SEE STUDY PAGE A2 INSIDE LOCAL WORLD EDITORIAL THATS SPORTS 750 tax included o 61 1 56 6 Healthcare support staff vote to strike BY CURTIS BROWN Brandon Sun Raymond Burgess prefers to stay on the But who delivers medical supplies and tests for the Brandon Regional Health feels that a strike may be the only way for Manitobas support workers to get their point across to the govern The members are scared to go on the local president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees CUPE They dont really want to go on But we think enoughs Almost 90 per cent of Manitoba healthcare support workers nurses mainte nance and kitchen staff have voted to go on In 83 percent of Brandon RHA support staff have voted in favour of a Their contract expired in and talks with the provin cial government broke down in The union rejected the provin cial governments offer of a per cent raise over three The head of the provincial labour relations Gloria says the gov ernment has made contact with the union and hopes to restart official negotiations next We absolutely want to get back to the bargaining table as soon as ORourke We cant decide anything if we arent We know theres a wide gap in what each side But we expect to bridge that SEE BACKMAN PAGE A2 Raymond who delivers med ical supplies and tests for the Brandon Regional Health feels that a strike may be the only way for Manitobas support workers to get their point across to the COUN BRANDON SUN o PAY NOTHING UNTIL 2003 onjiH regularly priced Lfeons Only Jf i m Si ruts i MIS f ;