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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 10, 1998, Lethbridge, Alberta
D12 the Lethbridge Herald saturday january 10, 1998 world pal Sullivan editor 328-4411 world in Brief Karpov wins two to retain chess title Lausanne Switzerland a defending Champion Anatoly Karpov Defeated challenger Viswanathan Anand in two straight tie breaker games Friday to retain the fide world chess championship title. Karpov and Anand were tied at three Points apiece after their six game match which then was decided by Friday s tie breaker. Beauty Queen s killer gets 14-year sentence Warsaw Reuters the Man who Slabbed to death former miss Poland Agnieszka Kotlarsky two years ago was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday the Pap news Agency reported. The 38-year-old Man identified Only As Jerzy l., killed Kotlarsky and wounded her husband outside their Home in the southwestern City of wroclaw after she repeatedly refused to Date him. Germany destroys All its landmines Bonn Reuters Germany said Friday that its army had become one of the first in the world to destroy All its anti person Nel landmines. Defence minister Volker Ruehe said Germany had destroyed 1.7 million landmines in 1997. He said this made Germany one of the first countries to fully com ply with the Ottawa treaty Banning Apps which was signed by 121 governments last month. Deadly floods race through Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Reuters at least four people died and hundreds were made homeless from a torrential downpour that paralysed Large parts of Rio de Janeiro authorities said Friday. Firefighters said two people drowned and one Man was crushed by a falling tree As heavy rain pounded the City for six hours late thursday. They said another per son died in the flooding but did not know How. The rain tapered off Friday. Russians Rescue Drifting ice anglers Moscow Reuters boats lifted 37 russian anglers to safety Friday after ice they were fishing from near Kronstadt Island off St. Petersburg broke away and began Drifting into the Gulf of Finland an emergency services spokesman said. Air traffic control system crashed by test san Francisco a tests on new software led to a 16 hour collapse of an air traffic control video display system that monitors planes flying from the Pacific coast to Hawaii and the far East. No major problems were reported from the outage which began about 7 . Wednesday. The video display system was repaired by 11 . Thursday. Because the area involved was so Large about one tenth of the Earth s surface the Chance of an Accident was relatively Remote aviation officials said Bird flu probably not spread by people Atlanta a Early tests indicate the Chicken flu that sick ened 16 people and killed four in Hong Kong is not spreading from person to person . Health officials said. But they won t Rule it out. Test results from the first seven people stricken with the a h5n1 virus show at least two different strains of the virus sickened them a sign each victim contracted he virus not from another person but from a Chicken. New Delhi bomb blast injures at least 44 new Delhi a a bomb hidden by a Peanut cart exploded Friday on a bustling Street outside the police chiefs office in the Indi an capital. The lunch hour blast injured at least 48 people. Just hanging around at work a photo clean sweep Perdro Estrada left Omar Estrada and Reynaldo Duran Alloi Scottie s building service work Friday to clean the windows on the Mecklenburg county jail in Char Lotte . It took the Crew 30 minutes to clean the 80-window building Side. Loyalist inmates reluctantly Back talks London up the beleaguered Northern ire land peace process survived a potential crisis Friday when a group of jailed protestant paramilitaries reluctantly agreed to let their political representatives return to negotiations that resume monday. Their decision came after Britain s Northern Ireland Secretary to Mowlam paid an unprecedented visit to the infamous Maze prison to talk the prisoners out of withdrawing their support for the peace talks. It was a High risk venture both politically and in terms of Mowlam s personal Security but it paid off. The roughly 130 prisoners of the Ulster defense association held a ballot among themselves on participation in the talks. The prisoners let it be known they were impressed by the minister and her arguments. The Secretary of state i believe has taken a risk and that risk has been a helpful said Gary Mcmichael Leader of the Uda s political Wing. The withdrawal of Mcmichael s party would Proba Bly have scuppered the Multi party negotiations. Mowlam toured the top Security prison when she was the opposition critic for Northern Ireland. But her visit Friday was the first by a Northern Ireland Secre tary. She was typically matter of fact. There was no metaphorical gun at my Mowlam said at a news conference following her three hour visit. Putting my Case face to face arguing it through with them was i thought the Best Way of doing it. So i m Mowlam said she offered no compromises and no guarantees though the statement she presented to the prisoners mentioned the need to talk about prisoner releases in the context of a peaceful and lasting Settle ment being agreed Mowlam admitted it was t easy to sit Down to talk to some of Northern Ireland s worst criminals. And she recognized her visit was deeply offensive to Many who have lost loved ones in the bloody conflict. She apologized publicly to them while thanking others who offered support for her initiative. It earned her plenty of scathing criticism in British newspapers. Most ran Long articles on the men with whom she was meeting among them Michael Stone who killed three mourners and wounded 60 oth ers in an attack during an Ira funeral and Johnny mad dog Adair convicted in 1994 of directing Ter painful Knish balloon Pilot Dave Mellon is Pul in a helicopter Fri Day before being airlifted to a Hospital after suffering an apparent Dis located hip when he and partner Dick Rutan parachuted from their balloon capsule near the Lown of Vaughn . Balloon quest comes to a crashing halt Albuquerque up two . Adventurers parachuted out of their balloon Friday after a helium leak forced them to give up an attempt to make a non Stop voyage around the world. Live coverage from Kob television in Albuquerque showed balloonist Dick Rutan and Dave Melton jumping from their balloon near the town of Vaughn in Eastern new Mexico. A spokesman for the men said both had been picked up by police and were in Good condition. The two men who had hoped to become the first to Circle the Earth non Stop in a balloon were forced to abort their flight a Little More than an hour after lifting off. Patrick Barry a spokesman for the global Hilton balloon team said there was a rip in the helium part of the 52-metre High balloon. He did not know the cause of the rip. They had been searching for a Landing spot in the rolling desert terrain. It was not known what forced them to jump. The is million assault on one of aviation s last frontiers was the third such attempt by a balloon team since dec. 31. Two balloonist in Switzerland also plan to launch soon. It s a be Battle Over be ministre gender Paris a it was a Small revolution when women in the Cabinet started calling themselves Madame France s language defenders took it As a Call to arms Friday demanding hat the government put a Stop to it. In a letter to president Jacques Chirac the Academy Ever wary of the widening use of English words in France insisted he order his women ministers to revert to the authorized Madame be the difference is the use of the feminine instead of the masculine be does t have a gender Neutral it s not up to those ministers to manage the Lan Guage. It s not part of their Job. They can t Call them selves As they Academy Sec relay for life Mau Rice Druon told France info radio. Mom of obese teen guilty of child abuse Martinez Calif. A a woman whose grossly overweight 13-year-old daughter died on a filthy bedsheets surrounded by empty food Cartons was found guilty Friday of Misdemeanour child abuse. However Marlene Corriga could get up to six months in jail when sentenced feb. 27. Judge Richard Arnason issued the verdict after a five Day non jury trial. Corrigan s daughter Christina died of heart failure in november 1996. The five foot three girl weighed 680 pounds when she died for your convenience direct payment Letha Erald the Dawn of a news Day now accepts virtually any Type of payment visa you can think of. . We also accept Cash
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