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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 30, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba A2 BRANDON June 2002 Kirton wont say where city wants to see casino locate CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al Kirton says hes aware of which highway sites the band wants but wouldnt comment on where the city would like to see the casino Thats all part of the discussion of how to benefit the casino and the community We cant pass any judgment until we have all the infor Bonnie owner of the Super 8 on the says she hasnt heard either which sites the band is But she adds her own hotel has surplus land it would consider selling or leasing to the casino if The casino is critical to raising money for the band and creating jobs for its McKay About twothirds of Sioux Valley members are he The casino is one of the biggest things well ever be investing Premier says policy allows for more flexibility CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al Manitoba Government Employees Union president Peter Olfert says the hir ing policy makes it difficult for remain ing workers to do their Workloads are Stress lev els are Its not a healthy Premier Gary Doer acknowledges that downsizing pressures staff and affects The policy is all about saving the he Unfilled jobs in the Conservation a handful of which Doer says were recently filled to fight represent more than million in start ing wages and Those savings equal the cost of one MRI magnetic res onance imaging but are a tiny fraction of the Manitoba With the government bound by law to balance its budget or face leaving jobs unfilled provides it political wiggle We can manage our budgets and try to reduce our spending without going through the difficult decisions of laying people Doer You have more But its not highpaid for the most whose jobs are going unfilled in Thirtythree of the or just less man pay less than Only four pay more than of the government employees says the province is racking up overtime expenses because of the The hiring freeze might be considered more of an asset for the NDPs image than a political Opposition par ties generally ignore it and NDP minis ters usually mention it in the same breath as fiscal Six per cent of the civil service is cur rently Doer The unionized workforce alone includes about suggesting that at least 750 jobs and maybe many more factoring in management are Frontline such as jail are filled Doer Doer says the policy has helped Manitoba improve its rank from fifth most costly civil service per capita in 1999 to Winnipeg is the region most affected by unfilled Conservation In the western half of there are at least seven jobs wanting in Portage la Brandon and McCreary TUESDAY See Tuesdays Brandon Sun for a list of this years Assiniboine Community College Storms create havoc across western part of province Fastmoving thunderstorms caused all kinds of outages in the southwest ern part of the province last according to Manitoba Hydro spokesman Jim The storm is creating a lot of Peters said yesterday at Weve got customers in the thou sands out right Towns reporting power outages last night included Virden and as well as Birch River and Peters Peters did not have specific reports of lines being down or damage caused by the but said lots of branches on power lines had been creating major power The reason why so many customers were without Peters was that the storm affected subtransmis sion lines that feed into the towns When you take out the main feed thats what would Peters Numerous Hydro crews had been dispatched to work on restoring he The Brandon Fire Department reported responding to a number of calls last night of power lines sparking in the LOTTERIES PICKS WESTERN 49 Bonus 11 649 49 Bonus 46 THE PLUS 182232 CONTACT US Toll DEATHS Gladys Clara Irene nee 1912June Cooling off BRUCE SUN Angle Chapman of the Supply fastball team gets a refreshing spray from one of her coaches during a break between innings at Simplot Millennium Park Environment Canada issued a severe weather bulletin last night for the city of as well as rural municipalities across southern A line of intense thunderstorms was moving across southeastern according to Environment Canadas Web with wind gusts over 100 kilometres an hour causing extensive tree Sun Westman towns also have events planned CONTINUED FROM PAGE Al Focusing attention on the riverbank should help attract crowds she There will also be a childrens carni val in the Safeway parking lot on Victoria Avenue from 10 to 4 A pancake breakfast starts at Proceeds go to Westman Special Also on Canada the Sportsplex will be open for public swimming from 14 and 710 at regular Other Westman communities are also planning In Victoria Park will be the site of fireworks and a barbecue to raise money for health The barbe cue starts at In organizers will block off South Cook Street for a block Park officials have waived the gate fee to Riding Mountain National Park for Canada The main beach area will be the centre of events that At the new reno vated pier and improved beach will offi cially Reserved campsites at Wasagaming campground are fully booked for the while nonreserved sites at Moon Lake Whirlpool Lake and Deep Lake are also nearly Minnedosa Beach will be the site of childrens a wiener roast and Israeli troops sift through rubble for wanted Palestinians West Bank Israeli troops searching yesterday through heaps of smashed concrete and metal found no sign of several wanted Palestinians while an Israeli army officer said the men may have escaped two massive explosions at a Palestinian building the army blew up when surrender went Many Palestinians doubt the men were inside when the fourday siege ended at a government and security com pound early maintaining Israel only wanted to deliver another blow to Palestinian President Yasser Arafats Broken satellite water blankets and metal window frames were strewn over an area nearly a square Two bulldozers pushed through the piles of one of them smashing a demolished small concrete Israeli officials said weapons and ammunition had been found at the com Soldiers took an AK47 found in the debris and carried out some rolled International observers videotaped the work and interviewed area who were cleaning up shattered glass and picking pieces of metal pipes out of flower beds 150 metres Dust and shattered glass coated desks and textbooks in a Japanesefunded ele mentary In its statement after the first explo the army said it had rigged the building to blow in the area where the wanted men were Olivier an army said that although no bodies had been the army remained convinced the wanted men had been There are two possibilities No one is there and they proceeded to or maybe there are some bodies under he Right we dont believe there are bodies Jibril the head of the Palestinian Preventive Security in the West said that as far as we no one was inside at the time of the Several Hebron residents also were skeptical anyone was inside but most allowed for a slim They said they want to hear the names of those Israel believes were inside so they could find out from their Rafowicz said the army had but would not release Imad a 45yearold business said he was confident nobody was A halfdozen friends sitting in the watching the bulldozers work about 150 metres away nodded their heads two chiming in Army troops surrounded the Hebron compound early Tuesday as part of a West Bank military offensive that has confined some Palestinians to their homes while soldiers search the West Bank for Palestinians suspected of links to deadly attacks on The openended prompted by a pair of suicide bombings that killed 26 began a week and a half Press North and South Korea accuse each other of provoking naval clash SEOUL Hours after North Korea sank a South Korean patrol boat yester the president of the South and com mander of forces in the country accused North Korea of violating the armistice that ended the Korean A defiant North said the South fired The 21minute confrontation in the Yellow Sea is the worst border clash in recent years on the worlds last Cold War frontier and killed four sailors and wound ed It dealt a new blow to Korean rec onciliation efforts and embarrassed the South during its moment in the sun as host to the World Cup soccer President Kim Daejung called an emergency meeting of the National Security while South Koreas military sent a battleship to the poorly marked accompanied by a squadron of fighter The military provocation of preemp tive firing by a North Korean navy patrol ship is a clear violation of the armistice and an act that raises tension on the Korean We cannot keep Kun In a statement after the Defence Minister Kiin Dongshin demanded an punishment of those responsible and a promise from North Korea to refrain from such actions in the and South Korean forces were in close contact after the said Leon who commands some troops stationed in South Korea as a deterrent against North Korea LaPortes statement did not He has asked for a command meeting with North Korean officers to but said the North has not There was no immediate word on North Korean casualties or A Northern warship was seen being towed away from the battle scene in according to South Koreas Joint Chiefs A Pentagon Randy said there was no heightened alert and South Korea had not made any request for The dash occurred at local time as South Korean navy vessels tried to repel two North Korean navy warships and an unspecified number of Northern fishing the Southern military Two North Korean warships ventured five kilometres into the Souths ignoring loudspeaker warnings to with the military One of the Northern boats then fired a heavycalibre gun from about 460 scoring a direct hit on the steering room of a South Korean patrol boat with 27 sailors the Souths military Press Brandon Suns Forecast Wcrthtr On DtiMltd i Weather Western Manitoba Forecast Mainly sunny with a few morning Winds westerly becoming High Humidex Tonight Low H 27 L 12 Tomorrow High Low Tuesday Wednesday High Low High Low Thursday High Low UV forecast Todays UV index Time to bum Skies today tonight 6 Moderate 23 minutes Warm front Cold front Occlusion Trough H High pressure L Low pressure HI Rain i Storms I Snow Rain Sunrise Sunset Moonrise Moonset O 3 July 17 July 24 Aug01 July 10 Brandons almanac today Temperature Normal Record Last year Yesterday Precipitation Todays Normals Yesterday High Low Omm Bismarck Boston Chicago Dallas Denver Fargo Houston tstorms tstorms cloudy Miami tstorms New York Phoenix Salt Lake San Diego Seattle showers Tucson tstorms tstorms cloudy cloudy tstorms tstorms tstorms Canada iociny Calgary Charlottetwncloudy Churchill rain Edmonton sunny Estevan sunny Dauphin sunny Fredericton Halifax Kapuskasg Lethbridge Moncton Montreal North Bay Ottawa showers Albert George Rupert showers Quebec tshowers Regina sunny Saint John cloudy Saskatoon sunny Johns Sudbury Swift sunny tshowers Toronto Vancouver showers Victoria showers Whitehorse Windsor Winnipeg sunny YellowKnife Resorts Acapulco Barbados sunny Bermuda Cancun tshowers Cuba tstorms tstorms Monlego B Nassau Puerto Rico rain sunny sunny showers rain sunny sunny tshowers sunny tstorms tshowers tstorms cloudy Commercial Services 2002 ;