Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 6, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba
Shooting leaves killer’s family in disbelief
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“We are not ruling out hate crime. We are not ruling out terrorism completely and we are not ruling out other types of issues that it may be a random act of violence,” Garcia said.
Israeli officials said they consider the shooting a terror attack.
Ticket agent Victoria Hen, 25, and Yaakov Aminov, 46, a jeweller and father of eight who was dropping off a friend, were fatally shot before two El Al guards overwhelmed Hadayet.
The guards and a woman who lives in Canada were wounded in the incident; another woman suffered heart problems.
Global News identified the Canadian as Sarah Phillips, 61, of Toronto.
“I just head a firecracker, I thought — you know, being the Fourth of July,” Phillips told the TV network in an interview from a Los Angeles
hospital. “And then everybody hit the floor ... (inaudible) said ‘get down’ and I got down. But before I did, I felt a burning sensation in my foot. I feel lucky to be alive. I’m glad to be alive.”
Initially CBC-TV reported the wounded woman was a Canadian citizen, but Foreign Affairs clarified she was a landed immigrant.
“The Canadian Consulate General in Los Angeles has been in contact with her and she is reported to be doing well. All possible councillor assistance has been made available to her,” said Marie-Christine Lilkoff, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs.
Hadayet listed July 4 as his birthday on one of two driver’s licences.
His wife and two sons had gone to Egypt for the summer, neighbours said.
Federal agents later examined the apartment, from which Hadayet ran a livery service, and carried away a computer, books, binders, and boxes
and bags of matenal.
In Cairo, Hassan Mostafa Mahfouz, a retired general who is married to Hadayet’s aunt, said the suspect’s wife and sister were taken in for questioning by Egyptian intelligence. Mahfouz said the news of the shooting left him in disbelief.
Police also visited the apartment of Hadayet’s father, in a middle-income area of Cairo, security guards at the building said.
Neighbours said Hadayet was quiet but became incensed when an upstairs neighbour hung large American and Marine Corps Hags from a balcony above his front door after Sept. 11.
Another neighbour, Steve Thompson, said Hadayet “complained about it to the apartment manager. He thought it was being thrown in his face.”
Hadayet, who also went by the last name Ali, had California driver’s licences listing two different birth dates — April 7, 1961, and July 4, 1961 —
according to the FBI.
The gunner carried a .45-calibre semiautomatic Glock pistol, a nine millimetre handgun and a 15-centimetre knife, but had no identification, said Ron Iden, assistant director of the Los Angeles FBI office.
“He had extra ammunition and magazines ready to go,” McLaughlin said.
Dr. David Parkus heard five or six shots and turned from the Singapore Airlines counter to see the gunman wrestling with a guard.
A second guard charged and shot the gunman, Parkus said. As the gunman collapsed, Parkus said, he saw a hunting knife fall to the floor.
One guard was hit on the forehead with the butt of the gun and cut on the right arm, and the second guard was cut on the lower back, stabbed on the left thigh, and had a superficial gunshot wound to his right thigh, said Parkus, a trauma surgeon from Texas.
Clark forced to push his car in Stampede parade
CALGARY — Whether they saw it as a political metaphor or just bad luck, Tory Leader Joe Clark and a broken-down car had Calgary Stampede parade watchers roaring yesterday.
Known for leading the Progressive Conservatives through some tough tunes in party history, the former prime minister showed similar tenacity in helping push a stalled Buick more than 10 blocks as he was fuelled by the cheers of thousands of spectators.
It may have helped that the parade wound through the heart of Clark’s Calgary Centre riding.
The Tory leader said afterwards he doesn’t shirk work when it is there to be done.
“When the car stopped, I decided I wasn’t going to, and then when people got out to push, I wasn’t going to be a
passenger in life.”
The 1967 Wildcat convertible broke down about halfway through the parade. The carburetor flooded and, when the dover tried to restart the car, the battery was dead.
With cars full of Canada Alliance politicians cruising just in front, Clark and his helpers abandoned their seats and began pushing the boat of a car with all their might.
“It was not a small car,” he observed. “Not only did I get to be in the parade, I got the exercise too.”
Clark suggested he may use any extra muscle he developed to push the party’s issues once Parliament resumes rn Ottawa.
“I’m in training,” he laughed.
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BAYNE, Ada Louise, passed away at Fairview Home.
BOND, Gordon John, of Kenton. DONOHOE, John Blake, beloved husband of Ellen.
FARGUSON, Eugenia (Inga), 1913-2002.
GORRIE, Elwood C., beloved husband of Treva.
GROSS, Timothy Robert, beloved son of John and Betty.
KENNELL, Theresa Anne (Peacock), of Ham iota.
MARTINOOK, Jennie (nee Labiuk). MCQUAY, Marjorie Mabel, of Deloraine.
RADC LIFFE, Helen Louise, passed away in Saskatoon.
STRAHL, Hilda J. (Gustafson). WAKEFIELD, Gordon Wilfred, of Brandon.
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City held meeting to warn motorists
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Steve Hayward, the engineering consultant for the city, says the city tried to prepare the public for the construction in January and March informational meetings.
“We had a lot of public meetings before we did this and talked it over. We walked them through the process,” he says. “We tried to adapt our program to address some of their concerns.”
Both the province and the city say they are ensuring all business along 18th Street are accessible during the construction.
Ready to retreat
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A group of approximately 50 youths march across Victoria Avenue yesterday evening during a “Pilgrim’s March” in Brandon. The youth were on their way to a retreat for local Catholics who will be attending World Youth Day later this month in Toronto, a gathering of young faithful who will have an audience with the Pope.
Hitchhiking tree-planter disappears
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The emotional parents of a tree-planter missing for two weeks after planning to hitchhike begged yesterday for the public’s help in locating their daughter.
Jack and Barb Hoar of Red Deer, Alta., came to this northern British Columbia city to help in the search for their 25-year-old daughter, Nicole.
She was last seen June 21 on Highway 16 west in Prince George. The highway winds through isolated areas between communities in northern B.C.
She’d been planning to hitchhike to Smithers, a 370-kilometre drive west from Prince George on Highway 16 to surprise her sister, but never showed up.
“We need our daughter home, we need to have her back, Barb Hoar said yesterday, bursting into tears.
“Anything that anybody can do to help us, just absolutely anything, any article of clothing that you find if you could report. We just need to find a place to get started. We want our precious daughter home.”
Hoar was supposed to report back to work June 27. She was reported missing July 2 by her employer Celtic, a tree-planting company doing reforestation near Prince George.
Jack Hoar said his daughter would never go this long without calling.
“She has always been committed to work. She has never missed work, so for her to not show up for the start-date is just something that is totally out of character. We have a very real concern that an accident of some kind has befaiien her.”
Police, search and rescue crews, dozens of Hoar’s fellow tree-planters and her family and friends are taking part in the ground and air search.
RCMP said there’s no reason to believe Hoar’s disappearance is connected to the so-called Highway 16 murders.
Investigators have no evidence to support foul play in the case of Hoar, said Const. Mike Herchuk.
The murders or suspected homicides involved mostly native, teenaged girls who disappeared between 1990 and 1996 while hitchhiking or walking alone at night along Highway 16 or in communities along the route.
Three were later found dead and two are still missing but suspected to be victims of foul play.
Red River continues to pose a threat
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That year, 15,000 flooded basements resulted in $143 million in damage.
On Thursday night, 75 millimetres of rain fell on parts of Winnipeg as heavy thunderstorms rolled through the area and the nearby town of Steinbach was hit with 129 millimetres.
The cleanup continued yesterday. In Winnipeg, the heavy rain poured into some fuel storage tanks on the edge of the city, displacing perhaps 20,000 litres of gasoline which had to be cleaned up with vacuum hoses.
Gary Trask, of Manitoba Conservation’s dangerous goods department, said residents in the area were in no immediate danger.
“The wind is blowing from the east to the west, away from town ... any vapours that are coming off are going out across a field and not really affecting anything.”
Some of the areas hit by heavy rains last month were largely spared Thursday night so the Roseau River didn’t rise again.
But the Red River north of the United States border continued to rise yesterday and without the floodway it would have been perhaps a metre higher in Winnipeg.
Every third of a metre the river rises in the city at these levels decreases the capacity of the city’s storm sewer system by five to IO per cent, say officials.
In June, when the floodway was used to lower nver levels, it didn’t push the level south of the city past the natural level. This time however, that is not the case.
Steve Topping of the Water Resources Branch said only farmers’ crops were being put at risk and they would be compensated.
This is the first time since the floodway was built that it has been used in the summer. It was designed to reduce the threat from spring flooding and in 1997 saved Winnipeg from one of the worst floods of the 20th century.
Topping said it was impossible to say when or even if flooding might occur.
In June, southeast Manitoba got 178 mm to 305 mm of rain in some areas. About IOO people were forced from their homes as the Roseau River overflowed its banks and destroyed hundreds of acres of crops.
The provincial government announced $6.7 million in disaster relief.
The heavy rain has also meant a huge surge in Manitoba’s mosquito population.
Brandon Sun’s Forecast
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Mainly sunny with a few morning
clouds. Winds light.
Clear Low 16
Mainly sunny with cloudy
periods. High 29 Low 15.
Sunny. High 28 Low 13
Variably cloudy (pop 40%).
High 29 Low 13
I Variably cloudy (pop 40%). High 27. Low 12. |
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Skies today tonight
Sunrise: 5:38 a m. Sunset: 9:50 p.m.
Moonrise. 2:49 a m. Moonset: 6:19 pm.
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Brandon’s almanac today
Temperature High Low
Normal 25.5“ 11.7*
Record 36.7°/1981 2.271952
Last year 24.7“ 13 0°
Yesterday 24“ 12 8°
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