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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 14, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba Focus nicaraguans get signal exiles in facing decision on return to native land Tempo classic eats tastes return to Homey desserts and traditional sunday roast 29 Winnipeg free press 24 Cloudy tonight 5 Cloudy tomorrow 1 second class Mai registration number 0286 winning if free press we Iii i i we i March 14 1990 b Sun rises sets Moon rises sets March vol us no 103 outside Winnipeg weekly Home delivery i Winnipeg outside Winnipeg main switchboard 9439331 Home delivery 9570550 classified 9562330 Talwin returns in deadlier form by Allison Bray despite efforts to rid Winnipeg of Talwin and a More dangerous form of the drug combi nation is making a police and Street workers we know its making a come Winnipeg police vice Divi Sion Ray Johns said yester Day in reference to also known As the poor mans Johns said while a series of police raids on shooting galleries buildings used by addicts last year dried up about 90 per cent of the Supply of Talwin and the drug combination is beginning to trickle while Johns said the drug seems to be confined to the North main Street area and is not spread throughout the City As a raid on the Portage Village inn last week turned up what health and Street workers fear addicts would use As an alternative to the see addicts Page 4 52 flee As Gas fills sewer by Kevin Rollason about 52 East Kildonan residents were forced from their Homes last night after a Large amount of Gaso line leaked from a panel Road service station into a nearby police cordoned off three blocks of North of Nairn be Hind the Kildonan crossing shop Ping Centre soon Afler receiving Calls Aboul a Gas like odor around in was decided to evacuate the residents living Between 602 and 618 panel at about after fire officials determined 35 per cent of the effluent in the sewer line was gasoline enough to cause a Large Flushing sewer there was enough gasoline in the sewer line that an open flame could have done it caused an Deputy fire chief Al Beveridge said in an interview at the we dont want people in buildings where the sewers Are Well let them Back in As soon As were satisfied it is below an explosive Well keep Flushing the sewer if it takes All Ron a Shell Canada confirmed last night that gasoline had been discovered by firefighters in the underground tank bed of the service he said Shell would be testing the gasoline tanks today to see if they Are workers began dig Ging up the service stations gasoline tanks Early this morning to Seal Mary of 618 said she sounded the alarm when she noticed the Strong smell of gasoline about 8 last i smelled the Gas and phoned up the Gas White said As she sat with others inside a Winnipeg transit bus last All Day today it was All Day Long we were getting head White said its not the first time she has smelled gasoline in her Ive smelled it for about three months she i phoned once but i guess this time i finally got somebody to listen to Whites said she also suffered from a headache i just smelled i really smelled it when i took a see gasoline Page 4 Wayne free press soviets approve powerful presidency changes most profound since bolshevik revolution by Michael Dobbs the Washington Post Moscow the soviet Congress created a powerful executive presi Dency yesterday in a series of sweep ing constitutional reforms designed to Lay the foundations for a Multi party democracy and a free Market yesterdays decisions by the con Gress of Peoples deputies sealed what Are probably the most important changes in the soviet unions political and economic system since the 1917 bolshevik they also marked a major political Vic tory for Mikhail who is widely expected to be elected the country first executive in order to push his proposal for an executive presidency through the Gorbachev was obliged to make some tactical concessions to progressive and nationalism deputies concerned that he could be Accuu Laling too much a constitutional provision allowing the presi Dent to declare a stale of emergency anywhere in the country was watered Down in overnight political we Are standing before the Grea most meaningful step in the history of our said urging legislators to vote in favor of the constitutional the 59yearold soviet Leader described the creation of a Strong see Gorbachev Page 4 Gorbachev new Powers Moscow a some of the new presidential Powers included in legislation approved yesterday by the con Gress of Peoples deputies d to propose d to negotiate d to overrule decisions of the Council of ministers and other state bodies if they violate the Constitution and endanger rights and d to veto Laws passed by the supreme which can override the veto with a two thirds d to declare a slate of Emer gency or martial bul Only after a warning to the area with the consent of the republics presidium and approval by two thirds of the National supreme d to declare with imme Diate consultation with the supreme lithuanian decree called illegitimate placard carrying civil servants boo Jim Downey at noon hour protest rally uprooted staffs jeers Mark ant relocation rally by Fen montaigne Knight Ridder newspapers Moscow two Days after Lithuania declared the restoration of its pre second world War ind Epen soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev yesterday called the action illegitimate and invalid and said the Central government would not negotiate with the Baltic re pub along with representatives of Latvia and have asked to hold Gorba Chev said at a session of the supreme there can be no question of we hold talks Nelv with foreign but legislators from the Baltic states said that Gorbachev hard line statements were largely made see decree Page 4 by Zena Olijnyk and Dan Lett most some All were i just cant believe they want to Force us to said Marcel one of about 500 government workers and their friends who protested outside the legislature yesterday against the Filmon governments decentralization those who attended the noon hour rally booed bitterly when Northern affairs minister Jim Downey tried to explain the plan to move 692 Winnipeg based govern see relocation Page 4 ment jobs to Rural Manitoba was necessary to give communities outside the City an economic Many had never been to a rally but with their jobs and Home life at they were prepared to youre talking about our were human beings one woman shouted As minister responsible for said that the government is moving not but while most workers said decentralization would be Ili jul oui Good for Rural they feel the province has gone about it in a Way that Index Ann 31 a imbue sports record deaths 40 to 35 38 34 44 45 slips of paper crack burglar proof meters Juho Ontoh the h by Paul Wiecek a thief who used pieces of paper to loot burglar proof parking meters has the City scrambling to find new ways to protect its Mel civic traffic operations said his staff has contacted the distributor of the cites estimated Park ing meters and asked what changes could be made to avoid a repeat of the were quite concerned and have contacted the distributor to find out what changes could be made to prevent this from happen ing Hirt said in an interview yester a 39yearold parking meter collector was fired by the City and charged by Winnipeg police Friday afternoon with theft under system circumvented Hirt said the meters contain a locked Deposit which collectors remove and insert into a locked collection the coins Are emptied into the collection but at no Point in the process Are workers Able to physically touch the Money after you drop a Coin in a nobody supposed to touch it until it gets to the Hirt he said the thief seemed to have found a Way around the system by simply preventing the from entering the Deposit a police source said a Man placed slips of paper on top of the Deposit which prevented coins dropped in meters from falling through the Slot in the the thief would then unlock the meters and scoop up the Money sitting on top of the Deposit he it seems so easy its amazing no one has thought of it the source the source said police have evidence the thief was Able to steal an estimated in just two Days last Hirt said the traffic department is investigating whether other employees May have been reviewing procedures Ive heard of similar things happening in other but never he he said the department is also reviewing procedures in the Sevenman division responsible for emptying the the police source said it is not Clear How Long the meter thefts have been going he noted the suspect had been an employee of the traffic department for two Hirt said the City collects an estimated million annually from parking the police source said officers were called in by a department supervisor who Unco Vered the problem during a routine Check of a meter last thursday undercover officers followed a Man Fri Day morning and arrested him after a meter was emptied on Good South of por Tage the accused was released on an appear Ance notice and cannot be named until he appears in court later this

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