The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 21, 1976 · 5
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The Citizen, Ottawa, Monday, June 21, 1976, Page 5 Great-goofy race is on! By Sarah Henry Citizen staff writer COBOURG A Meaford couple has gone 75 miles in the past two days in a wheeled sleigh powered by a team of 13 Siberian Huskies. (From page 1, They're off) A Toronto man, Anthony Brown, has skate-boarded the entire way. Going uphill he is pulled with ropes by cyclists. Going downhill he is on his own. In Port Hope he almost killed himself when he hit 35 miles per hour on a downhill slope which ended in a red light and railway tracks. They're part of the Great Canadian Race, the effort to get from point A Toronto to point B Montreal in the goofiest possible way within eight days. Ottawa's Super Trike III, a three-wheeled contraption with pedals situated where the handlebars should be and the driver's head in the area normally occupied by the back wheels, has had few problems. True, going uphill the Super Trike is sluggish and reluctant to move. Going downhill, it moves too fast. Other than that, says driver Dan Casey, an Ottawa University engineering student, everything has been running smoothly. Good mileage In addition, a Simca owner is hoping to travel the full 350 miles on 10 gallons of gas, another group is roller skating the entire course, and a team of 45 runners is jogging, with only brief rest stops. Two young men have welded their bicycles together, there's a "people powered vehicle" which requires the driver to lie down in his seat to pedal, an amphibious golf cart, and a group of people who, because of the lack of wind, have been unable to hook up sails to their cart for speedy wind power. Darren McGavin, of television's Night Stalker fame, is said to be here, though few have seen him. So are two Penthouse pets, one of whom marred an otherwise flawless thigh Sunday in a nasty bicycle tumble. A film crew is gathering footage for a proposed television show and various sponsors, including beer, cigarette and drug companies, follow along in their mobile courtesy units. The race according to organizers will cost $250,000. Services from sponsors, they say, will pay $200,000 of that amount. When the race hits small towns, locals often line the streets cheering, waving. The circus has come to town. And make no mistake, the GCR entrants are aware of the road show aspect of the excursion. Most enjoy it. Anyone willing to travel about 40 miles a day roughly 18 hours wearing snowshoes in June must be a bit of a showoff. Anyone prepared to ride backwards for 42 miles has a title showbiz in his soul. The walkers, joggers and cyclists may have physical fitness and camping as their uppermost objectives. But the feeling of seeing history in the making is enough to turn any head. Italians to conduct own language tests library ggW( 'opened' MSjUh '27 '3 Vanier Public Library's new premises were officially opened Sunday. The library moved to 300 White Father's Ave. after it's original home at 259 St. Anne St. expropriated. The new library covers two floors and stocks 55 000 titles in English and French. The second floor is devoted to children's books. Fernand Guerin, who founded the library in 1948 with his own collection, is still chief librarian. He said that although it is the only public library in Vanier, it is adequate for the city's 24,000 residents. Man charged in assaults on 2 women An Ottawa man has been charged with assaulting two women, one an ABC taxi driver, in separate incidents late Friday. An 1 8-year-old woman was assaulted at Alta Vista Drive and Bank Street about 10:25 p.m. but her screams attracted passing motorists and her assailant fled. Later, in the same area, a man flagged down a taxi. Once in the cab he grabbed the microphone, then dragged the 30-year-old driver out of the cab by her hair. She was sexually assaulted. Her screams attracted passers-by and the man fled on foot. The woman was treated at Civic Hospital for bruises around the head and a serious cut on her left arm. She was released early Saturday. Bruce John James, 22, of 998 Walkley Rd was to appear in provincial court today charged with common assault and indecent assault. Ottawa man dies in crash mmn mm Olympic security Hotelier 'abused9 by check Olympic security is a sensitive topic. Just ask Emile Bara-. kat. While waiting to meet a cousin at Mirabel Airport Sunday, the co-owner of Ottawa's Chez Lucien Hotel chatted with RCMP officers on airport patrol. "I was just being friendly," he said. "I said it was a nice airport, and they must be working hard, and it would be nice to work there in July and meet all the people coming in for the Olympics." He said he also offered the opinion that Olympic security must be good, since it's costing $100 million. In a few minutes, an RCMP officer returned, separated Mr. Barakat from the crowd, and asked him for identification. The officers asked him why he was interested in the Olympics, and ran a telephone check on him. Mr. Barakat said he objected to the question ing and felt "abused" by the episode. "I don't think I'm suspicious," he said. "It was just a friendly conversation." He said information on Olympic security was available on television with pictures. "You don't have to ask at airports to find out." A 1 inn n,nkarl n Dnrl.'nnon, LI I 11 Saturday to protest the imprisonment of Soviet . CyCllSl SWCfVCS, religious aissiueni vjeorgi vins. ft Vvrrvrt V S. ! I3r. . t I V r m m m - ?2P lrvi P H1XTM 1 1 r, in Mil L.fc'Mii''WrniWtnii mm FOR TUESDAY SPECIALS Downtown fT it's jj today's department store 4PIAN mm Sale! Summer w& Handbaas IhWMi.WZfflflr. 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From the Soviet Embassy the marchers walked to the Hill where they presented their petition to Rev. A.B. Patterson (PC Fraser Valley). CPRI had first scheduled the march for May 8. killed by car A 13-year-old March Township boy was killed Saturday morning when he swerved into the path of a car while cycling on the Dunrobin Road. Gilbert Crawford of Lot 17, Concession 3, March Township, was hit by a car driven by Ronald Pelkey of Fitzroy, who was driving in the same direction. SUMMER SANDALS Step into walking ease with these softly-padded sandals . . . great for strolling or shopping in your choice of Natural Tan, Bone or White. This is just one of the many styles available. Hy) 7'95 Ladies' Shoes Downstairs Floor ALL IN ONE CORSELETTE SPECIALLY PRICED AT $5" Special purchase of the all-in-one corselette for the larger figure . . . polyestercotton stretch fabric reinforced with rubber, acetate and nylon has side hooks, is lightweight for maximum comfort. White only. Sizes 40, 45, 50, 52. Slight imperfections will not affect wear. Downstairs Store Caplan's . . . Rideau St. . . . 235-3381 Six scale jail wall MONTREAL (CP) Six prisoners, all of them considered dangerous, An Ottawa man was killed in a head-on colli- - I 4 C Cl.,, Highway 105 7"-""" MONTREAL (CP) Leaders of Montreal's Italian community announced Sunday they would oganize parallel tests for students who fail government-sponsored exams required by law for entrance to English schools The Italian-Canadian education council decided on the move after accusing the government of manipulating the original tests to exclude students from English-language schools in Quebec. Council president Ange-lo Montini termed results of this year's test results "so incomprehensible" that they "put into doubt the validity of the tests." This year, 28 per cent passed the tests, 37.4 per cent failed outright, and 18.7 per cent scored on the so-called "grey area"-between 43 and 60 per cent. The future of children who score in the grey area is left to the school boards discretion. The parallel tests will be based on the "scientifically vilid" Peabody Language and Development Kit, said Donat Taddec, a member of the council and a commissioner of the Montreal Catholic School Commission. The government tests are required by Quebec's controversial official Language Act, known as Bill 22, which requires students whose first language is not English to pass with 1 score of at least 60 per cent in order to have the right to enter English schools. Students wbo score be low 45 per cent must attend French schools. Elsewhere, the Quebec Association of Catholic day on near Chelsea. Dead is James Allan Scott, 24, of 311 Gould Ave., driver of one of the vehicles. An unidentified passenger is in hospital jail in the city's north end Sunday night, police said. The escapees apparently used ropes to scale a wall of the jail and Quebec provincial po- encountered no prison lice would not say wheth- guards during the brea kout, police said. School Administrators, er anyone in the second representing English-Ca- car was injured. No tholic principals and vice- charges have been laid, principals, issued a state- t ment deploring the gov- ElCCtlOU SCt ernment-sponsored examinations. PRAGUE (Reuter) The association Czechoslovakia will hold attacked what it said a eeneral election Oct. were "the gross injustices 22 and 23, it was sav,n8 3,1 of them are being perpetrated on announced Thursday. All considered to be danger- four-and five-year-old candidates will require ous- Offenders serving children under the guise approval from the Com- sentences up to two years of Bill 22 testing." munist party. are confined in Bordeaux. A combined force of Montreal and provincial police began scouring the area near the jail after discovering the escape. 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