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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 24, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A4 June OPINION 121st Year 1S4 OUR VIEW Barring booze on flights key to curbing air rage A nother another air rage We hear how some nor Junally quiet individual has turned into a monster in the assault ing flight crews and endangering pas sengers flying miles The common denominator in almost every single case is alco This a woman on a flight between Los Angeles and London was offloaded in Winnipeg after the crew decided she was a dan They said she was extremely Are we missing something or is there a quick and simple solution to this Stop serving alcohol on Security is tight enough to make sure passengers dont bring their own supply with them on We expect bar tenders on the ground to cut off drunk patrons so they wont go out and drive their vehicles and kill innocent Why should airlines not follow the Whose fault is air rage The blame for ones actions clearly lies with the individual the airlines cannot escape culpabili ty It is like giving a kid a loaded gun at a target range and expecting him not to same standards dealing with a passenger becomes dangerous if that passenger becomes That means in order to avoid you cant serve any booze in the first Booze has a differ ent effect on the human body at high A person who may become intoxicated after three drinks at sea level is going to be way over the edge at Whose fault is air rage The blame for ones actions clearly lies with the the airlines cannot escape culpabil ity It is like giving a kid a loaded gun at a target range and expecting him not to Perhaps it will take the lawsuits that would result from a crash directly related to an air rage incident before the airlines will take some We hope it doesnt come to LOOKING BACK Sentencing of John Gotti ends reign of mob terror SIXTY YEARS AGO A violent allnight bombardment by Axis artillery indicated the Battle of Egypt may have started today as British headquarters reported very strong enemy columns of tanks and motorized infantry were racing along the coast toward the EgyptianLibyan medical superin tendent at Brandon hospital for mental diseases since 1930 and former deputy minister of health and public has been appointed provincial psychia FIFTY YEARS AGO A owned and operated by John burned to the ground in Wawanesa yesterday Damage is estimated at and the loss is only partly covered by Bill Stothard and Lawrence Bird won the 650 and 500 classes respective ly yesterday at the hillclimb held near Carberry by the Brandon Motorcycle The Commons voted 1703 today to give approval in principle to legislation providing pensions up to a annu al maximum for longservice members of the FORTY YEARS AGO The federal governments Uonayear consumer subsidy on butter has yet to dent the butter Production has pushed the surplus to approximately 200 million about where it was A belttightening program of wide spread tariff government economy and higher interest rates has been decreed to overcome Canadas financial emergency and save the deval ued Canadian THIRTY YEARS AGO Indian high school students to their northern Manitoba homes for a sum mer vacation crashed yesterday in the James district of killing the pilot and all eight The Imperial Hell proficient masters of highspeed closeorder careening car were in Brandon last night performing at the Exhibition TWENTY YEARS AGO Israeli jet planes divebombed Palestinian guerrilla strongholds in resi dential areas of West Beirut today and the Lebanese state radio said gunboats joined in the Safeway prices frying 98 beef ground Edwards instant 10 Kraft Parkay 3 Cheez 500 g Manitoba grown 48 cent a head white California 10 pound Empress peanut A local Carman Bob who saved a 16yearold Paul from choking to death has been awarded a citation from the order of John TEN YEARS AGO A smirking John Gotti was sen tenced to life in prison in New York for his bloody reign as Americas most powerful and hundreds of sup porters stormed the courthouse and bat tled The General Hospital is phasing out its Lifeline program for The emergency responder system has been operated out of the hospitals emer gency department since It is being replaced by a new Apello system offered by the Seniors for Seniors Co A twinengine airplane carrying From the files of The Brandon PARTICULAR capital punishment hut the Supreme Court has outlawed executing the menially NATIONAL VIEWPOINT Theres room at the top BYjlMTRAVERS For The Sun OTTAWA A wandering son working in Africa stum bled across unusual evidence of what happens when the world In Zambias southern a region on the brink of the fortunate few who have both a television set and a car battery are lugging them to hill tops to catch the weak local broadcast of World Cup soccer Observing the same phenomenon from a different per the New York Times considered the impact of globalization on the planets most consuming sports pas It concluded that at the cost of homogenizing the the reward for local players honing their skills in the worlds premier leagues is that even small countries can dream of international That dream is the grand hope of By break ing down trade gaining access to world markets and competing with the both rich and poor will get Its a noble but one that becomes more elusive as theory trips over The considerable challenges of that transition will be between every line of the agenda when the the of the industrialized north meet in Alberta for the G 8 At least the top item is a madein Africa plan that would commit the most troubled continent to radically reforming its In the developed countries would open their purse for aid and investment and lower their borders for That new championed by Prime Minister Jean will be trumpeted as a victory after a few hours of formal talks with four African heads of state attending the Kananaskis Lasting success is certain to be more more its promise and its now appropriately at the client of a After years of proselytizing the potential of market eco free trade and international institutions to enhance peace and the developed world must finally sac rifice some of its interests to advance those of the global vil That test is neatly captured in Washingtons priorities and summit ambassador Paul Cellucci says particularly keeping weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of is the most pressing interna tional Important as they trade and rescuing Africa slip a little below the What the United States wants is a local response to what it sees as a global security As it did with it is exerting relentless pressure on governments everywhere to control factions even at the risk of local political What the world wants is Even critics as benign as Canada point out that the rising tide of trade protectionism threatens to swamp prospects for finding international solutions to international In Washington is being accused of demanding the worlds help in fixing a problem that most threatens the United States while its politicians protect themselves by defending domestic Cellucci doesnt There is no country that is more involved in the world than the United he There is no bigger trader than the United Seen from the dirtpoor trade barriers against low tech particularly agricultural make a mockery of the freemarket philosophy and the promises to help the worlds havenots escape farm subsidies that keep developing world produce off and North American supermarket shelves now exceed in value the total income of subSaharan To be leaders meeting in Kananaskis must offer more than carefully qualified aid to Led by President George they must prove that globalization is an not a formula for filling the pockets of the already That will require sacrifices as well as a reappraisal of the guiding dogma that all politics are Industrialized gov ernments will have to adjust to competition from lowercost They will have to extend to hopelessly indebted develop ing countries the same financial forgiveness as bankruptcy protection provides The opportunity to do that and more is The antiglobalization torn by its inner con tradictions and undermined by the growing aversion to vio lent is searching for traction and More quiescent citizens are ready to be convinced that democratically elected governments can coexist with over arching international institutions and that the interests of the many can be protected from the avarice of the But all of that turns on demonstrating conclusively that globalization works in practice as well as in It requires the reassurance that a new world order offers more than wealth and influence to multinational corpora What is and what the G8 leaders must ultimate ly is proof that sharing the world offers more bene more than dragging a television and a car battery vp a hill in Jim Trovers is a national affairs Tax holiday pays in long run A tax holiday for Atlantic Canada avoids pitfalls of cur rent assistance Former New Brunswick pre XjLmier Frank McKenna is right when he calls on Ottawa to provide a 10year tax holiday for businesses in Atlantic The move would cost the federal treasury about bil lion over that a tremendous amount of money in but a pittance when compared to the billions pumped into the region over the past four decades through various federal assistance programs and including the Atlantic Canada Opportunities The idea McKenna is promoting has worked economic miracles in Its a proven route to Not only it has several other advantages that none of the programs or agencies previously tried has A tax holiday is simple to treats everyone exactly the same and eliminates the need for a new eliminates the political interference in the decisionmaking process of who gets a grant and how and eliminates competition among businesses to see who can obtain the largest grant for this or every business simply enjoys a taxfree thus allowing them to invest in new and attracting new businesses and giving them a break while they establish A limitedtime tax holiday provides benefits of assistance while removing the leaving the decisions on how best to invest the windfall to those who best know what will and removing the negatives of the old style grants and subsidies which can foster reliance on government hand The old way has not worked as with the region still heavily reliant on transfer payments and other assis A tax holiday is a promising route to seeing the region achieve That is how it will win acceptance from the rest of which in the long run will benefit as much as the Atlantic region via reduced transfer A recent editorial from the Moncton Times Dunn Johnson Editor and Director of Readership Development Wright City Editor Jim Uiwthwelte Editor them to 501 Rosser R7A send us a fax at 7270385 or an email message at [email protected] Include a phone number for We reserve the right to edit for spelling aad good BRANDON Serving Western Manitoba Since Published Daily except The Brandon Sun is a Division of FP Canadian Newspapers Limited 501 Rosser R7A 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