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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Winnipeg, Manitoba D to Winnipeg free press March Page 3 Tiana men Square off limits for East German leaders try to defuse local mans attack on child makes blood run cold by Terry Weber a Winnipeg than who assaulted a four year old girl when the child tried to halt an attack on her Mother was sentenced to 10 months in jail what kind of Man would strike a child under these circumstances a frightened child asked provincial court judge Charles Newcombe before sentencing Jose it makes the blood run Reis pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily in the 22 attack on his former Girlfriend and her Crown attorney Ray Wyant told new Combe the incident began when the woman returned Home from a night of drinking to find Reis waiting for Wyant said Reis grabbed the 37yearold woman by the hair and struck when she fell to the he began kicking Hie attack stopped briefly when Reis fell asleep on the but resumed around after he As the Man continued his assault on the her Foury Earold daughter trying to protect her Only to be punched by Reis and knocked to the the child was taken to Hospital and treated for bruising inside and outside her Reis was arrested later that defence lawyer Ian Mahon said his clients actions could be partly explained by the circumstances of the initial Mahon said Reis had Given his Girlfriend Money earlier in the evening to buy diapers for her 10monthold but the woman went out drinking instead and came Home late the next he Mahon also said Reis and the who both have a drinking had a difficult relationship they exacerbated each others drinking but calling the mans actions said there was no excuse for either adding the attack on the girl was particularly offensive because she had no Way to defend Reis was also Given a two year suspended sentence and put on supervised probation for two years for an unrelated charge of uttering As he was ordered not to have Contact with either Gerry free pres8 incompetent dentists wont face upgrading Law court rules fou Byone stroller Spring conditions brought out the strollers Osborne Street the dedicated worker took four few As determined As this daycare worker from an tots in the stroller and one on her lab turned itself manager says by Alexandra Paul Assiniboine clinic Laboratory blew the whistle on itself when a medicare fraud was its business manager Douglas Mckenzie yesterday disputed the Manitoba health services commissions version of the fraud that lab officials had lied about almost tests billed to we went to the ramp via the attorney generals office we not Mckenzie Misc insurance division director Rpbert har vey said thursday the lab was Able to bilk the commission out of by taking advantage of its Billing the fraud involved the clinic Billing Misc for higher fees than it was entitled to for certain blood the tests were performed on a Hitachi 705 multichannel biochemistry but they were billed As if done fees for tests conducted by machine Are generally lower than if they Are done by Harvey said a 1988 ramp investigation Unco Vered the which had operated for six after Misc began questioning the clinics charges for certain blood but Mckenzie countered that the commissions interpretation leaves out the clinics role in uncovering the Harvey could not be reached yesterday to respond to Mckenzie Mckenzie said he regretted not responding thursday to my pcs version of the matter when contacted by the free accountants dont know what things Are going on in machines in the lab perhaps that was an error on our he i guess we had hoped it would just Peter in trying to take a lower because it was an embarrassing it Doest seem to have done us any Mckenzie conceded that clinic officials did not go to the provincial Justice department until the clinic was told of my pcs suspicions about the Billing but the through its informed the department before the commission he an Misc letter to the dated outlined the commissions suspicions and resulted in an internal inquiry by the Mckenzie our inquiry revealed there was a he Mckenzie also disputed Harvey recollection of when the clinic repaid the Money to the Misc is wrongly implying that the clinic paid restitution because the ramp was he the ramp investigation haunt started at that Mckenzie adding the clinic initiated the restitution offer by asking Misc to define the extent of the Mckenzie also took Issue with allegations made by former lab technologist Fritze Schnell Beaton in a wrongful dismissal suit against the the Only person who was charged in the pleaded guilty to fraud this week in court of Queens she was granted an absolute discharge after defence and Crown attorneys agreed she received no financial Benefit from the beacons statement of claim alleges that Mckenzie and clinic doctor Garth Mosher instructed her in the fraud although Mckenzie refused comment on the suit he said yesterday the clinics statement of defence denies beacons i will Tell you now theres not a Whit of truth to he Mckenzie added that clinic accounting staff we rent aware of the despite its six year because they didst involve themselves in the mechanics of How test results were of it takes a lab technologist to understand what actually accountants dont know what things Are going on in various machines in the by Catherine Mitchell Manitoba court of Appeal ruled yesterday the Manitoba dental association does not have the Power to order incompetent dentists to up Grade their the dental association act May Well be deficient in that the Powers Given tothe association May not be adequate to meet its mandate to protect the Justice Allan Philp writing for a three judge the ruling sparked an immediate Call from a patient advocacy group for legislative amendments empowering the peer review body to order upgrading for dentists whose skills have been found surely its in the Public said lawyer chairman of the patients rights committee of the Manitoba association for rights and where the dental association concludes that educational upgrading is they should have the right to require it of Mem noting the peer review group is mandated to protect the Public Philp said the Power to order remedial retraining for disciplined members is not spelled out in the dental association the Philp allows Only for a licence suspension for up to two licence fines and it also allows the association to suspend implementing a legislation needed he said the acts deficiency can be addressed Only by the provincial die decision came on an Appeal by the association of a lower court ruling that it had overstepped its Powers when it extended the 1987 suspension of a Winnipeg Russell Laba had pleaded guilty to one misconduct charge and was convicted on two others in March a month after three former patients complained about the treatment they the dentist had lost his licence for three months in As the association suspended Labas licence for four following a decision by the Dean of dentistry at the University of Mani Toba that the dentist would need remedial retraining for a the association refused to return the licence until the upgrading was Laba appealed that order to court of Queens Bench and last year Justice Gerald Jewers said the association had no right to extend the Laba was reissued his subject to a supervisory order from the the association and the University asked the court of Appeal to Over turn Jewers decision and Force Laba to take the oneyear retrain but the court of Appeal also found the governing act did not Autho Rize orders of supervision and Moni As applied to the dentist said he applauded the court of appeals judg he said he was planning to sue the faculty of which failed him in professional tests taken after the misconduct Labas Jim pointed to numerous affidavits filed in court from academic and professional dentistry who said Labas skills Are up to professional feel a dial a shovel the City has set up a pothole to expedite re pairs of potholes caused by cycles of freezing and unseasonably warm weather in january and Early March is Likely to result in a particularly severe pot Hole problem this Chris chairman of civic works and operations said in a statement Lorenc said permanent repairs Are possible Only after the ground has but he said City Crews will try to repair potholes on a temporary basis As they occur if citizens Call the hotline with pothole the Public can also report pothole locations directly to civic operations District Mike Ward victim of an injustice that bureaucracy wont write Mike hell look into it when he returns next Glenn free press in loot found after tip three arrested after phone Call by Paul Wiecek an Anonymous phone tip to police led to Worth of stolen property thursday afternoon when police raided three Northend smashing what they believe is a major break Andente ring that preyed on downtown it was a big one and we think weve got All the principals in crime Joe Gallagher said electronic rifles and handguns stolen in about 15 breaking during the past year were seized in the raids and three men were charged with Possession of stolen police spokesman Eric Turner said the most recent breaking took place at the Manitoba arts Council offices at 93 Lombard Avenue Mon Day an estimated Worth of com Puter equipment was taken after thieves broke Down the Turner said the breaking was typical of the others police believe the men were responsible they were just breaking Down grabbing what they could and taking it want very Turner he said the thieves seemed to prey on downtown businesses in the warehouse District North of Portage Avenue and East of main the buildings Are fairly old and so i guess they figured the Security be that he Gallagher said investigators Are now poring Over evidence from the breaking in Hopes of determining who actually committed right weve charged three men with Possession of stolen but theres obviously still the whole matter of who did the actual Gallagher adding that More but no More Are James Howard of King Edward and Hugh Allan of Aikins Are charged with Possession of stolen Barry Bradford of Bur rows is charged with pos session of stolen goods and unsafe storage of a ringside seat a resident of Winnipeg new Veteran Manor watches veterans groups and three Levels of is official opening ceremonies from the Comfort of an located on Higgins Avenue at Princess Many upstairs lounge the funded by five residents had lived in main Street Rooming i

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