Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1990 · Page 9
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Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania · Page 9

Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, September 13, 1990
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NATION /WORLD Monday, September 15, 2003 — Page 9 Talks collapse at Cancun WTO meeting By NAOMI KOPPEL Associated Press Writer CANCUN, Mexico — Poor nations united and claimed a new voice in global trade talks, even as their refusal to be pressured by rich nations contributed to the collapse of a crucial World Trade Organization meeting. Mexican Foreign Secretary Euis Ernesto Derbez called a halt Sunday to five days of negotiations among the WTO's 146 members, arguing that an agreement was impossible. "I don't think we have to beat around the bush. Cancun has failed," EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy said. "This is not only a blow for the WTO, but a loss for all of us." The talks will now return to diplomats at the WTO's Geneva headquarters, likely leaving them with a massive, years- long headache. There is virtually no chance countries will meet a self-imposed deadline of completing a binding treaty by the end of next year. The WTO talks covered a wide range of issues, including reducing farm subsidies and tariffs. But the meeting collapsed because members couldn't agree whether to start a series of new negotiations on topics like rules for foreign investment and competition. The European Union wanted the issues, but several developing countries refused. Some wondered if Derbez called off negotiations too quickly. British Tirade Minister Patricia Hewitt said she had believed a deal was possible. Derbez defended his decision, saying there was no consensus. WTO Director-General Supachai Pan- itchpakdi said diplomats would meet in Geneva in December to decide how to proceed, adding: "We just cannot allow the round to be derailed." Hong Kong was formally confirmed as the location of the next ministerial meeting, but it was unclear when that meeting would take place. The Cancun meeting was marked by the emergence of a powerful grouping of developing countries, including China,. India and Brazil. They stuck together despite differences in their own agendas to demand major concessions from richer nations, including the slashing of farm subsidies. "Not only were we able to keep our unity, we were a permanent actor in the negotiations," Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said. Rafidah Aziz, Malaysia's minister for international trade and investment, said she was disappointed by rich nations' attitudes—not the collapse of the meeting. "Unless they listen to countries, unless they listen to the problems we have in meeting some of the demands of the developed countries, this is what will happen," she said. Auto workers, Chrysler reach tentative contract By JOHN PORRETTO AP Auto Writer DETROIT — Representatives from the auto workers union and two of Detroit's Big Three automakers negotiated past the midnight expiration of their labor contracts and were at the bargaining table today, still trying to hammer'out a deal to help the ailing U.S. auto industry. The United Auto Workers said it reached a tentative, four-year contract agreement with Daim-. lerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group but was continuing to negotiate with General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. The previous contracts, negotiated in 1999, expired at midnight Sunday. But at a time when the U.S. market share for GM, Ford and DaimlerChrysler is at an all- time low, most observers said the probability of a strike was low. Details of the tentative agreement with Chrysler weren't released, but UAW President Ron Gettelfinger said the deal contains what the union hopes to see in the other contracts. "This is the framework for the pattern agreement, absolutely," Gettelfinger said during a news briefing. Chrysler workers must still ratify the deal. Ford and GM employees will New sniper book out By STEPHEN MANNING Associated Press Writer BETHESDA, Md. — Charles Moose looks deeply pained on the cover of his book about his life and sudden vault into fame as head of the Washington-area sniper investigation. His brow is screwed tightly, his eyes cast downward in the close-up photo. Much of what follows in the 319-page story "Three Weeks in October" may explain why: Anger over a life tinged by racism. The pressure of leading the massive manhunt. Sorrow over the loss of life. And a simmering bitterness over the criticism that followed when he signed a book deal to tell his story. "It's the story of how I went from being lionized for helping bring the snipers to justice to being vilified for writing a book about it," the former Mont• gomery County police chief writes in his introduction. Moose's book goes on sale today, nearly a year after the sniper shootings started in the Washington area. It's his insider account of the manhunt, combined, with the story of his North Carolina childhood and his rise through the police ranks. He reveals little about the three-week sniper investigation that isn't already public knowledge. Much of his story simply describes the players involved and chronicles his thoughts as the shootings unfolded. When six people were shot in 24 hours starting Oct. 2, Moose and his commanders were dumbfounded. There was no connection between the victims and no big clues. Moose said he thought the shooter was someone having "one hell of a bad day" who would be caught or killed quickly. But as time passed and more -people were shot, Moose had to admit that he couldn't give the public what it needed most from the police — safety. "People want die police to tell them what to do, that it is going to be OK," he said in an interview Saturday. "We couldn't do that. You felt like you were letting everybody down." He worried for his job as the shootings grew and struggled with relinquishing some control to federal law. enforcement. When the shootings were over, he had a hard time feeling happy and apologized to the victims' families for not solving the crimes earlier. report to work as usual while negotiations continue, Gettelfinger, said. The UAW had hoped to reach simultaneous pacts with the Big Three, as well as auto suppliers Visteon Corp. and Delphi Corp. ~~ ~~ Clyde Sims, co-chair of the UAW's national negotiating committee meeting with GM, said Sunday •the union was close to a tentative agreement with GM and that the overall tone of the talks had been "professional, efficient and respectful." John S. Franciosi, senior vice president for employee relations at Chrysler and a member of the bargaining team, said his company's tentative agreement "balances the needs of our employees — the membership of the UAW — as well as the needs of our company." The union typically chooses one carmaker as the lead negotiator and uses that pact as a model for the other two. The union bargained with all three at once this year and did GETTELFINGER We're glad you asked! Michael G. Minich Supervisor Bowser-Minich, Inc. Funeral Home ARE OUR FUNERAL HOMES ACCESSIBLE TO THE HANDICAPPED? The answer is YES, absolutely! Our funeral homes are designed to serve the needs of the community. By careful decision, entry ways, visitation rooms and restrooms are designed to enable handicapped and elderly persons to move around freely and without aggravation. We realize the importance of having safety hand rails, appropriate seating and even wheelchairs on the premises, if you desire. Our reserved parking for the handicapped is also available to make your visit comfortable and convenient. As always, you will find our funeral homes staff attentive to you and members of your family. Please feel free to call upon us if we can be of any assistance, your concerns are our concerns. ROWSER MINICH ** INC. FUNERAL HOMES 724-349-3100 50O Ben Franklin Road South Indiana Michael G. Minich, Supervisor 724-397-5550 Main St., Plumville Jubal A. Kelly, Supervisor 1-888-923-5550 not publicly name a lead company. The UAW and the Big Three, along with Delphi and Visteon, have been meeting at times late into the night since mid-July. They negotiated on issues such as wages, jobs, health care and pensions that affect 300,000 workers and nearly a half-million retirees and their spouses. Some analysts and labor experts have said the new pacts likely will reflect the difficult predicaments of the automakers, whose combined U.S. market share fell to an all-time monthly low of 57.9 percent in August. Analysts said both sides understood the others' situations and that compromise in areas such as wage and pension increases was likely. "Oh, Pm So Glad It's From ... "We Want To Be Your Jeweler" Two Locations — Downtown and Indiana Mall Pre-Diabetes Program An informational session on pre-diabetes. September 18 at 6 p.m. Healthy Living & Child Identification Program A health fair at Seward Community Center featuring exhibits, health screenings & educational programs. A special program: | Healthy Living, Knowing Your Numbers j presented by Dan Yost, MD at 6 p.m. ] September 25 at 12-8 p.m. i j Yoga for Chronic Pain October1,8&15 at4p.m. Understanding Knee & Hip Pain Learn about the causes of knee and hip pain and the surgical and non-surgical treatment options, October 23 at 2 p.m. Breast Cancer Screening October 29 at 8 a.m. Alzheimer's Support Group For people living with an individual with Alzheimer's. September 17 at 6:30 Breast Cancer Support Group For breast cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment. September 25 at 6:30 p.m. Diabetes Support Group Cooking for the holidays October 8 at 6 p.m. Gluten Free Support Group Information on how to manage your diet, recipes and resources for those on a gluten free diet. September 25 at 6 p.m. Moms & Babes A playgroup/support group for moms and babies. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. MotherShare Form friendships and gain support and information about adjusting to the role of motherhood. Postpartum & Breastfeeding Helpline Questions about breastfeeding, identifying postpartum depression and mothering tips. Helpline 724-464-2458 Smoking Cessation Support Group Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Managing Your Diabetes Class 1 - September 8, 22, 24 & 29 October 6,13,20,23 & 27 Class2- Septembers, 9, 25 &30 October 1,7,14,21,28 & 30 Class 3- September 11,17 & 26 October 2,8,15,16,23 & 30 For more information or to register for a class, please call the Institute for Healthy Living at 724-357-8088. Family-Programs All About Baby Workshop October 9 at 6 - 9 p.m. Birth of the Family Series Mondays - September 15,22 & 29 at 7 p.m. Tuesdays - September 16,23 & 30 at 7 p.m. Birth of the Family Series Class 1 . October 2 at 7 p.m. Breastfeeding Workshop October 4 at 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Grandparent's Are Special October 23 at6-8 p.m. Home Alone & In Control .September 27 at9 a.m.-3 p.m. I'm A Big Brother/Big Sister Now! October 11 at 10 a.m. -12 p.m. Infant/Child CPR October 16 at 6- 10p.m. Let's Talk for Fathers & Sons October 22 at 7 - 9 p.m. Let's Talk for Mothers & Daughters October 15 at 7 - 9 p.m. Maternity Center Tour September 17 at 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. October 15 at 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. .Weekly Programs Beginning Yoga Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Healthy Moves Wellness Hours varied Monday - Saturday at IRMC Monday, Wednesday & Friday at Northern Cambria Family Practice Office People with Arthritis Can Exercise (PACE) Tuesdays & Fridays at 10:30 a.m. Step Up the Pace Tuesdays at 4 p.m. Yoga for Health Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Yoga for Men Wednesdays at 7 p.m. S«pt 1 6 Sept 17 Sept 23 Sept 24 Oct 7 OctS • » Oct 14 Oct 15 Mobile Medical Unit Bl-Lo Foods, BlairsviHe, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Mercek's Bi-Lo, Homer City, 2 p.m.-5p.m. Rankin's Exxon, Shelocta, 10 a.m.-l p.m. Shaulls Mini-market, Clarksburg, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. United Methodist Church, Marchand, 1 0 a.m.-l p.m. Hill's of Home Farm Market, Home, 2. p.m.-5 p.m. FezHl's Shop N Save, Indiana, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fire Hall, Glen Campbell, 1O a.m.- 1 p.m. SanoysCornerConvenIence,D|xonvllle,2 PJTI.-S p.m. Strongstown Emporium, Strongstown, 10 a.m.-l p.m. Church of the Resurrection, Heihvood, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Citizen's Ambulance, Armagh, 10a.m.-2 p.m. Amish Country Store,Smicksburg,10a.m.-T p.m. Chruch of the Resurrection, Ernest, 2 p.m.-Spjn. 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