Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 25, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba
BB BRANDON SUN, Tuesday, June 25. 2002
THE Daily Crossword
Edited by Wayne Robert Williams
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14 Island off Venezuela
15 Litter's littlest
16 Long John of the PGA
17 Cook's clock
18 Present starter?
19 Stage direction
20 Tree juice
21 Decision to believe
24 Long-legged bird
31 Alda or Ladd
32 Words of realization
34 "The Pirates of Penzance" heroine
39 Mother of France
40 Works for
42 A few
43 Houston pro
45 Quit it!
46 Eight to Yves
47 Blackjack tie 49 Go-betweens 51 Rowling's hero
55 Statistical inclination
56 Seasonal restlessness
59 Research rm.
62 Get better
63 Snakelike fish
64 Field of action
68 Itemized accounts
70 Quick step
71 Medicinal portions
2 "Stride la vampa," e.g.
Troops step up training at start of last combat phase of Afghan tour
By Norma Steinberg San Francisco, CA
3 Dead battery solution
4 Vigoda of "Barney Miller"
5 "Hell's Angels" star
6 Frog call
7 Well adjunct
8 Part of A.D.
10 Novel thoughts
12 Select group
22 Sgt. Bilko
23 Masses of bubbles
25 Skin cream
27 Cradle call
28 Bravos at the bullring
29 Former capital of Scotland
30 Late night Jay 33 Mouth off
37 Give forth
38 Oh, why not?
41 Trunk tire
Monday's Puzzle Solved
By Nahiah Ayed
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — When Canadian soldiers hanging from ropes started dropping from the Kandahar airport tower early one morning, American soldiers couldn’t help but stop and watch.
The Canadians, in their distinctive green uniforms, were practising rappelling — sliding down a line, on a hook fastened to a rope seat. One by one, the soldiers swooped down one side of the tower, only to go back up the stairs to go down the other.
The scene repeated itself some days later, when the same platoon was back at it — this t ime practising the “death slide,” — sliding from the top of the tower, all the way down a line attached to the face of a truck down at the other end.
It’s the lighter side of a training regime that, by all accounts, makes Canadian troops among the most active and creative groups here as far as training
goes. In recent days, the battle group has stepped up its training schedule to prepare for its current turn as the combat-ready unit, to be deployed if a mission comes up.
While they’ve been spending extra time on the range — throwing grenades, firing machine guns and shouldering deafening antitank weapons, the soldiers have also worked to polish up basic skills — while also trying to have some fun.
“We just injected (rappelling) to add some excitement and some interest,” said Capt. Jay Adair, a platoon commander in the A company of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry battle group, who helped orchestrate the exercise.
“But it’s also all things that we use ... tying a (rope) seat, conquering the fear —- you have to stay brushed up on things like that. But the bottom lute is, it just keeps people interested and focused.”
The Canadian battle group is just coming off several weeks of
watching the perimeter of the Kandahar airfield, where thousands of anti-terrorist coalition forces are based.
That means that training, while ongoing, hasn’t been as rigorous as it would have been had the troops not been so busy securing the airport.
And with skill-fading a constant threat, the troops have had to spend more time practising of late, said the battalion’s training officer.
“You’ll start to see the companies, yes, will increase the tempo of training and that’s only natural — we’ve got to get ready for combat operations,” Capt. Todd McClure said last week in an interview at a training range where grenades exploded and guns fired in the background.
“Some of the weapons systems, I would say they haven’t fired them in a month or two months, which might not seem like a lot, but you know it’s that fraction of a second that’s the difference between life and death on the battlefield.”
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44 Candid 48 Pressing
50 Ford or McRaney
52 La Scala production
53 Prepare for the bout
54 Spanish diacritical mark
55 Boob tube
58 Ticklish doll
60 Poker stake
61 Choir part 65 Carnival city,
660 Campers For Sale
680 Motorhomes For Sale
Motorcycles and ATVs
Parts, Sales, Service 2030 Park Ave.
1985 STARCRAFT, $1,300 725-2952.
Travel Trailers For Sale 684
1995 34' Jay co Trailer, bumper hitch, slide out, double frame. Queen size bed. sleeps 4, air/furnace, mint condition. Call 728-9065 or weekends 1-204-729-5662.
1978 Edson trailer, sleeps 6, fridge, oven/stove, furnace, equalizer hitch, lots of storage. Phone 727-7812.
1977 20’ COACHMAN, sleeps 6, furnace, fridge, stove, oven, bath, canopy, tandem axle, equalizer hitch, $5,900 726-8644
1980 Chev Coachman motorhome,
sleeps 6, fridge, stove, furnace, roof air, new tires, very nice condition, low mileage, $11,000 759-2177 days, Romain
UNRESERVED AUCTION Sat. June 29
10:00 a.m. 2 miles east on #1 Highway Virden. Rototiller; Ariens riding mower; Husquavarna chain saw; garden tools; shop tools; cream can; old pictures old frames; bench saw; annex wood stove; lawnmower; office, filing cabinet, desk; 300 gallon fuel tank & more. Cherns Auction Service 204-799-5392, 204-748-2527.
Police charge teen iii shooting of policewoman
HALIFAX — A supporter of a teen accused of shooting a Halifax police officer shouted angrily at a police spokeswoman on the steps of a courthouse yesterday, shortly after charges were laid.
Draper Donald Grouse, 18, faces two charges of attempted murder, two charges of discharging a firearm with intent, and five other weapons-related offences.
During Grouse’s court appearance, police spokeswoman Judy Pal was speaking to reporters when a woman from the inner-city neighbourhood approached.
“You’re a bunch of liars,” the woman yelled at Pal, who didn’t respond. “You go down there, you attack our people. You think we’re illiterate. What community? The cops? Nobody’s right or wrong here.” The woman then walked into the courthouse.
Const. Susan Foster was wounded in the right leg and left hand as she sat in her patrol car early Sunday morning.
The shooting happened after officers arrested a woman following a noisy disturbance on the street. A small group of people confronted the police during the arrest. As the officers left the scene, Foster was shot through the car’s passenger side door.
The five-year veteran of the force was taken to hospital by her partner, Const. Dwayne Hodgson, who was also slightly injured.
Grouse entered no plea on the charges and was remanded until another court appearance July 3.
Terrorism suspect not saying much to police
MONTREAL —- An Algerian man arrested by Canada’s elite anti-terrorist squad on suspicion of being linked to a plot to blow up the United States Embassy in Paris has been looking for a lawyer but hasn’t said much to investigators, the RCMP said yesterday.
Adel Tobbichi, 34, was arrested late Friday by members of the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team in Montreal following an extradition request from Dutch police. He will appear in Quebec Superior Court today for an extradition hearing.
“On Friday night he was given a chance to contact a lawyer and he made calls,” said Cpl. Richard Huard, an RCMP spokesman in Montreal, although it wasn’t immediately known if he had retained counsel.
Tobbichi was interrogated by the anti-terronst squad Friday night but has not been questioned by such agencies as the Canadian Security Intelligence Service or the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
“It was not of interest to either one of those two,” Huard said. “It really is a matter of the Dutch authorities wanting to speak to him....”
The Integrated National Security Enforcement Team was set up in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. It groups investigators and intelligence analysts from the RCMP, Quebec and Ontario provincial police and major Canadian metropolitan police departments. — Canadian Press
1974 21’ prowler tandem awning. Garage Sales
(ridge, stove, loaded, mint, first $4,500 ■
takes it. Call 725-4147.
1972 16’ Southpark. fridge, stove, oven, toilet, awning, furnace, updated inside, very clean, $2,400 0B0. Call 728-2467.
OLDER 16’ trailer, fridge, stove, air conditioning, toilet, new tires, recently reconditioned. $1,650 OBO Phone 727-4247.
DUTCHMEN LITE - 26’ 2000 model, fully loaded including more than $1,600 in extras, asking $19,000. Call 728-7650.
TRAVELAIRE Lowlife 18.5H. 5th wheel, awning, fridge, stove, bathroom, new rubber, good condition. 728-2711.
GARAGE SALE - 608-25th STREET,
Wednesday, June 26, and Thursday, June 27, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
4~FA MI LY~YA RD SALE - Lots of tools, china, ornaments, kids miscellaneous, etc. Wed & Thurs. 9-5 1324-3rd Street.
NEW & USED HUGE SALE, Wednesday, June 26, 10-4. 3315 McDonald Ave.
1994 SUZUKI RM250 DIRT BIKE, lots of performance parts, $3,500 OBO Phone 859-2517.
1989 YZ250, good running condition, asking $1,200 OBO Phone 204-571-1826.
Motorhomes For Sale
688 Flea Markets
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1999 29’ SHASTA, V/10 ENGINE, generator, air, awning, rear bedroom (queen bed), sleeps 6, excellent condition, 45,600 kms, $54,300, warranty. Phone 727-3676.
BRANDON HILLS FLEA MARKET -
Sunday, June 30, 10 a.rn.-3 p.m. 11 1/2 miles south of Brandon. Numerous displayed, collectibles, yard sale items. More information call Bev 728-6142.
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Congratulations to the Grand Prize Winner;
Denise Lecocq of Brandon
Wintling Recipe I
2 or 3 slices processed cheese 1 diced tomatoe 1/2 cup milk 4 eggs
1 tbsp, butter
1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1 tbsp flour 1/8 teasp pepper 1/4 teasp. salt
Preheat oven to 425“ F. Melt butter in a 9 inch pie plate in oven. Cut cheese into cubes combine with celery & tomatoe toss lightly with flour. Beat eggs well. Stir in milk, salt pepper & flour mixture. Pour in pie plate & bake 5 minutes Reduce heat to 350’ and bake for 20 minutes longer.Campers For Sale
1987 ESPRE 5th WHEEL CAMPER, air,
awning, forced air furnace, 2 way fridge, good condition. $9,000 OBO. 634-2424
1987 Starcraft Camper, sleeps 6, ice box, 2 burner stove, sink, hydro, mint condition, $2,900 OBO. 724-2499. 725-3206.
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