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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1990, Lethbridge, Alberta Wither the in slate weather will persist Mlo the weekend but me Lethbridge weather office said conditions will be mainly sunny. Tonight s Low in Leth badge Willic 3, thursday s High 16. For Complete weather details please see m. What politicians Excell at Index Lxxxii-134 wednesday May 16, 1990 40 cents total newsstand Home delivered save 35c weekly or annually to stut delivery Picoe 32t-m11 today. Memo urges province to drop contempt charges last Rhoto Jim Henson dead Jim Henson creator of the cuppels died in new York today at the age of 53. Henson shown with some of his creations known to television viewers world wide died at . From a massive bacterial infection said Kathleen Robinson a spokesman at new York Hospital. Henson created the cuppels in 1954. Woman suspect in care of City health unit an aids infected prostitute who recently disappeared from the streets of Victoria has been charged in connection with a Bank robbery in Lethbridge. Victoria police were looking for Renee Linquist 20, after health officials issued an Isola Tion order against her. Linquist a known drug addict was having unprotected sex with her customers and sharing Needles authorities said. She was arrested near Pincher Creek monday follow ing the robbery of National Trust in Park place and charged with Possession of Sto Len property. Charged with robbery is Mathew Simon Jones 23, also of Victoria. Victoria health officer or. Shaun Peck said Alberta officials will need a court order to have Linquist put into hos Pital. Lethbridge cily police say once it was discovered Linquist was carrying the aids virus she was taken to the correctional Centre and put in the care of the City s health unil. Jones is scheduled to appear in court again thursday and Linquist Friday. Minimum parking Fine will double tuesday the minimum parking Fine in j Lethbridge will double to tuesday. F the tickets will be reduced by if paid within j seven Days. The old reduction was i Insp. Len Kolpak says the police were waiting for the new f shipment of tickets for bylaw i infractions before enforcing the i higher amount. I there has been hide change in the ticket. Kolpak recon i mends people look Over the ticket for details of payment. Cily Council approved increase in fines last month. Seen and heard1 Kuss Stewart recalling when he was a Young boy i jumping on the Baler porn j Scales thinking to himself it j would take a pretty big person to make the indicator go All the i Way around and Back to i jumping on the same scale today he says that end is now in sight after breaking his leg 13-year-old soccer Starl Brian Woodring being s offered a position As a Corner f Flag while he recuperate. Definitions liability business.dl-2 classified.d6-10 comics.b8 horoscopes.c2 lifestyle.cl-2 local.a3-a5 Public theatres.c6-7 to listings.d7 advertising supplements woolco.16 pages Edmonton up staff a government memo says a senior bureaucrat has urged Alberta social services minister John oldring to drop contempt proceedings against the province s striking social workers. The May 14 memo from Deputy minister Stan Remple leaked tuesday by the liberals recommends that no workers fired if they return to work by today. But Remple adds that the depart ment reserves Power to terminate any of the employees who during the course of the strike have been guilty of Gross he stresses that this would not include participating in the illegal walkout or picketing. The social workers now into their third week of the strike Are seeking reduced caseloads. Two social workers in the South Ern Alberta Region returned to work today leaving the tally at 51 off the Job says a spokesman for the regional office of Alberta fam ily Ana social services. Otherwise the situation is Nelty much the said Jim Leilich. A social worker who walked off the Job in Lethbridge said today her chapter of local 6 is seeking precisely what Remple is recommending. Well go Back if we have an agreement protecting Barb Ferguson said. The government has not agreed to do Ferguson said there Likely won t be any social workers picketing in Lethbridge today As they planned to go to the social services offices in Taber today. Thursday s plans include a visit from Alberta new Democrat Leader Ray Marlin at a picket line planned for 8 . Thursday at the Lethbridge provincial building. At about the strikers plan to travel to Calgary for an ape organized labor rally to protest the province s treatment of social workers. Bettie Hewes Liberal social services critic says Remple s memo is the first government attempt to be open and reasonable in negotiations about 750 of Alberta s social workers were joined on strike last thursday by the province s jail guards and correctional staff. Both groups belong to the member Alberta Union of Provin Cial employees and their jobs Are deemed essential services by a 1977 Law that prohibits them from strik ing. Nine striking Calgary social workers and 34 in Edmonton have been Given notice that they will face contempt charges in court Friday. No contempt notices were known to have been served on ape officials in the South this morning. The government trying to enforce a May b court injunction against the illegal strike has been thwarted by some workers who have avoided being served with court documents. So it got court approval tuesday to leave injunction notices in the workers Home mailboxes. Those workers will still be expected to appear in court Fri Day afternoon. Minister Elaine Mccoy said the tactic was necessary because officials have Goue to striking workers Homes to serve them with the injunction and found that nobody would answer the door even though televisions inside could be heard. Please see related Story on Page 01. Vii Gogh portrait fetches record Price new York a Vincent Van Gogh s Melan Choly portrait of he doctor who treated him in the weeks before his suicide sold at auction for 5 million us making it by fir the most expensive painting in the world the Sale tuesday at portrait of or cachet Jiame Aher a it minute bidding War at Christie s auction House Between two buyers who jacked up the Price in increments of 11 million f their by 57-centimetre my was f 22 per Square centimetre to Kobayashi gallery of Tokyo which his emerged in recent years As a major buyer of impressionist Art the total surpassed the million paid for Van Gogh s irises in in at rotheby a said Susan but Man a Chris ties spokesman r f explaining the astronomical Price Chris ties president Christopher Burge cited the painting s Good condition its High profile exhibitions in new York and the opinion among Many that it is one of Van Gogh s five Best paintings t we May have to another 10 years another i 20 years for a picture of that Burge said Vincent Van Gogh s portrait of or Gachet sold for 5 million tuesday at Christie s auction House in new York making it the world s most expensive painting Small business could get break from 7 tax Strong Southern Alberta winds projected As alternative Power Edmonton up the pack Vinci Al government thinks Southern Alberta s High winds Sunshine May help save the environment and acid rain. Energy minis Ter Rick orman tuesday announced a new Agency that will invest in projects using wind and. Sunshine to Cre ate alternative forms of Power. Support for renewable Energy technology is not Only environmentally sound it makes economic orman said in establishing the Alberta office of renewable Energy technology. The office will be responsible for managing alternative Energy i projects As windmills and solar Power i southwestern Alberta. Southern Alberta winds Are among the strongest in North America and Alberta gets More hours of Sunshine than any other province in the country orman said. The office will have million to spend on projects in the next three years with a commitment of government support for the next 10 years. It will also advise the government on various Energy technologies and set up an information office in Pincher Creek. Orman said alternative Energy technology. Could eventually replace pollution creating Coal and other Fossil fuels. The key is to make such Energy More economic he said. Board chairman or. John rot Ger said there Are already Sev interested in applying for provincial funding for solar and wind assisted Energy projects. Rottger said it s far sighted for lie province to push alternative Energy projects in View of the recent concern for the Environ ment. Any contributor that perhaps in the Long term will reduce Sulphur emissions Carbon dioxide emis Sions will be of he said. This is not going to replace All our conventional production of Energy. It s a Rottger said he foresees Many potential users of wind Power including Farmers in Southern Alberta who can run irrigation pumps off the technology. Califor Nia experiments in alternative Energy have already led to projects which generate the equivalent of one million barrels of Oil per year. Ottawa up Michael Wil son is thinking about cutting the seven per cent goods and services tax for Small business a conserva Tive senator and an accountant said tuesday. The finance minister is consid ering changing the Way Small Busi Ness could pay the unpopular tax including lowering the rate and applying it on their Gross revenues they told the Senate banking com Mittee. One alternative i believe is being considered is a Flat Rale tax applied to Small businesses which would then just use a lower rate and it would just apply to their reve said Bruce Flexman National partner in charge of the goods and services tax at peat Marwick Thome an accounting and management services firm. It would be a option As i understand conservative Sena Tor William Kelly told the commit tee Revenue minister Otto Jelinek said he will announce How the fed eral government will make the lax simpler for up to Small firms in a May 31 speech to the re la it Council of Canada in Toronto. In an interview Jelinek refused to comment specifically on lower ing the get rate for Small business but said he wants to trim any additional paperwork for firms employ ing one or two people. I want those types of Busin esses and there is to of them in Canada. To live mini. Mal if any and i chose my words carefully Here additional accounting procedures As the result of the introduction of he said. Jelinek is still pulling the finish ing touches on his planto make the tax simpler but he believes it will a Ispell fears expressed by Many Small businesses. We have looked at everything from exempting businesses who collect the tax to collecting it on their behalf to doing All kinds of he said. The Prospect of a simpler tax for Small business did Little to melt frosty opposition from one of the government s harshest critics John Bulloch president of the Canadian federation of Independent business. He Beheye the government is Embar Assirio itself by tinkering with the tax after claiming in Book lets and ads that it s already Sim ple. Bond rates increase Ottawa up Ordinary canadians finally got a break in the fight against inflation interest rates on their Canada savings Bonds went up tuesday. Finance minister Michael Wilson boosted savings Bonds Rales to 11.5 per cent from 10.5 per cent to Stem a flood of redemption. Spurred by higher Deposit rates elsewhere canadians were stampeding to Cash in their savings Bonds redeeming billion last week alone. A lot of people Are holding them and they want to get a fair said Ted Carmichael senior economist at bums Fry Ltd. The government had to. Acknowledge that rates had moved up elsewhere and cab holders were not going to be left out in the cold. The Gulf Between savings Bond Rales and other Deposit rates has widened As John Crow governor of the Bank of Canada Sticks to his fight against inflation. Environment minister Klein excluded from Impact reviews Edmonton up Alberta environment minister Ralph Klein is being excluded from managing legislation to establish Environ mental Impact reviews of major projects the Canadian press has Learned legislation to create a natural resources conservation Board is being handled by Energy min ister Rick orman who is chairman of the provincial Cabi net s economic mint Klein planning Coin Millee said a source aware of the planning to Date. Klein confirmed orman was handling the legislation and also con firmed the Cabinet has t decided whether the Board will eventually come under his jurisdiction or Oman s. He said there s nothing wrong with orman handling preparation of the legislation. I be got no problem with Klein said tuesday. We re consulting frequently with or. Orman s the natural resources Conser vation Board was among several environmental initiatives announced by Premier Don Getty in the throne speech opening the Spring session of the legislature. Orman is to Pilot the legislation through the House within the next few weeks. Ken Bradley communications director for the Energy depart ment said the legislation was put under orman s jurisdiction because of his role As chairman of the economic planning committee. They wanted to make sure there was the broadest possible v departmental said Bradley. That s Why it was decided to have the chairman of the economic planning committee of Cabinet be the minister responsible for piloting the legislation through the but environmentalists said it appears Klein is being pushed to the sidelines by members of the conservative Cabinet who favor Industrial development Over environmental Protection. Catholic Central High school students Lisa Der left and Cynthia corbiere right show visiting French speaking students Anabess Perron second left and Karyn Tremblay How to Cook steaks Trie Western Way tuesday at Popson Park. The Grade 10 students Western hospitality who have been in Lethbridge since thursday Are part of a group of 21 students and 2 teacher chaperone from the la baie area of Quebec who attended the Farewell Barbecue. Photo by Wavd ros3t1h three party committee backs Meech proposals Ottawa up proposals to break the Meech Lake constitutional impasse have been unanimously backed by a three parly House committee. I really think we be found the Way out of the new Democrat lome Nystrom said tuesday. We can keep this country together with some give and the report of the special commons committee As yet unreleased is said to Snow the Way to Compromise on issues that have dogged Meech Senate Reform minority rights and Quebec s distinct society clause. The report could be released As Early As thursday and a first ministers meeting to discuss it could be convened next week. In Edmonton Alberta Premier Don Getty said the first ministers must meet before the end of next week if there is to be a Chance of saving the Accord. Chairman Jean Charcel said his committee achieved something exceptional in gaining unanimity. The Toronto Globe and mail said the three major Federal parties have agreed to support the committee report. It said that to achieve unanimity negotiations continued As late As tuesday afternoon after the nip and Liberal caucuses look firm positions on monday. But the Toronto Star reported trouble among some tory maps from Quebec. Gilbert Chartrand said he is very worried about the impel on the Accord. For me they the recommendations Are amendments to the Meech Lake other Quebec maps clearly unhappy refused comment the Star reported. An he who has seen a draft of the report says it will Call for thei Rati f Ica Tion of Meech condition he not be named said the report also seeks to meet some of the demands of Meech opponents by recommending changes to the pact within an unspecified Lime. If they come one minute after Meech Lake is signed that s Fine. If it comes simultaneously that s Fine As Well. As Long As the application of the amendments is spelled any changes however will have to win the support of que Bec which has opposed to alteration of the Accord. Meech Lake which would recognize Quebec As a distinct society is designed to make the province a willing partner in the 1982 Constitution. Debate Over the Accord has fuelled Quebec nationalism. The committee report is expected to recommend a first ministers meeting be quickly convened. New Brunswick Premier Frank Mckenna s com Panion Resolution which Calls for greater Protection for minorities and women in the Constitution be accepted. Aboriginal and multicultural Peoples be recognized As fundamental characteristics of Canada and that a first ministers conference on aboriginal concerns be held every three years. The Federal government be allowed to preserve and promote linguistic duality in areas of Federal jurisdiction

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