Edmonton Journal from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on July 8, 1994 · 1
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BRANDING DAY Street prfvmt S3 i ; i ' -y iti to tiUne sttnreefe (3 CS32 """fa . i N i - A CITY SLICKER TAKES THE HEAT r imrfiinT yit"tf''MF"t-"m"'t"'"Wi'i-rt-f" 1 Wi'ntrWa rPsWli The Edmonton William Chen Mostly sunny, High 25, Accu-WeatherD16 : . --'ti - - 75 Cents Metro Only -1 ' V,, j-w:.a t''-v' - j-j.-Ei-.- -. AP Photo OUCH! This runner found himself the filling in a bull sandwich Thursday after trying his luck at the annual bull run in Pamplona, Spain. And the chap at right had his hands full, too. The festival calls for people to be chased through the streets by irritable bulls and may have something to do with machismo. i -jfr- r--j"' - S ' Q r Ball is constructed 32 panels WV&il'n thi than traditional 8 or 25 Higher pressure, shape may lead 3 7 New construction means that ball contracts and expands faster when kicked and gives an estimated 15 per cent greater speed Questra adds bounce, but gives players fits In Spanish, it is called el balon. The ball. For the Mexican World Cup soccer team, and especially goalkeeper Jorge Campos, el balon this week became una pesadilla. A nightmare. The Mexicans were eliminated from the tournament in a shootout, by a few swift kicks at a new and controversial balon, the Adidas Questra. The Questra, introduced for this year's U.S. World Cup, was engineered to create more excitement for soccer, in a land where there has been little soccer excitement. The Questra is lighter and livelier, travels harder and faster, and is giving international goalkeepers like Campos fits. "If you watch some of the goals scored in the World Cup, it 1 1 Published daily bythepropnetor. Southern Inc , at The Journal Building, Edmonton. Ana., TSJ2S8 Second dasemaH registration number 0566 558296" ft LAYER 4 Highly compressed foam-rubber layer (like a child's bouncing ball) r uiex air Diaaaer is imiatea to 0.1'kg rather than customary I r nu air klnrlrlar is inflot o.tkg, giving greater bounce rather smaller size and more spherical togreater swerve Scott McKeen IVorWCupUSAM THE GAMES Saturday Italy vs Spain, 10 a.m. Netherlands vs Brazil. 1 :30 p.m. Sunday Bulgaria vs Germany, 10 a.m. Sweden vs Romania, 1 :30 p.m. tells the story right there," says Sheldon Bakker, manager of Eurosport, an Edmonton soccer and rugby store, which retails the Questra for $120. Please see BALLA7 Friday Fare Alan Kellogg 03 City B1 Lotteries A2 Sports F7 CLASSIFIED ADS Tenders E12 Alberta A7 Comics C11 MarkLisac A14 Staples B1 Index E3 Wheels CM 2 Ann Landers E2 Crossword C11 Obituaries B2 Stocks F10 Auctions E7.8 Births E3 Dr. Donohue E2 Opinion A14 Television D10 Bus. to Bus. F9 THE JOURNAL Bridge D11 Horoscope E5 People A2 Weather D16 Employment ' E5-7 Telephones A2 Business F7 Letters A15 Recreation E1 What's On D1 Legals E12 Canada A3 LizNicholls D4 Ron Chalmers F7 World A5 Real Estate E9-12 rnllM I tU UN HtUYULtU NLWbrnllM I m 'No place in deadly The Associated Press Glenwood Springs, Colo. Twelve firefighters perished in a roaring firestorm that swirled over them as they worked to carve a fire line. Two more are missing. Some died trying desperately to pull their aluminum fire tents over them. From Glenwood Springs, eight kilometres to the east, people said the blowout looked like the mushroom cloud of an atomic bomb. "There was no place to go," said a haggard Bryan Scholz, a fire crew boss from Prineville, Ore. "We kept going up the ridge and it kept going up the ridge." Nine of the dead, five men and four women, were part of Scholz's 20-member "hot shot" crew from central Oregon. The crew's fifth female member is in hospital suffering from smoke-inhalation. U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt called the deaths "an extraordinary tragedy" when he visited the fire scene Thursday. "Even with the best training, the best professionals in the world, this is still a hazardous business." Fifty-two elite firefighters After 15 years, a concert hall to rival Journal Staff Edmonton It's been more than 15 years in the making, but Edmonton is finally getting a state-of-the art concert hall. Details for the $45 million, 1,800-seat facility to be built in Winston Churchill Square, were announced by the Edmonton Concert Hall Foundation on Thursday. Local concert hall boosters says the new facility will put Edmonton on an equal entertainment footing with Calgary. Concert hall facts: Name: Francis Winspear Centre for Music, after the local philanthropist who donated the first $6 million to build it. Where: east side of Churchill Square, with LRT access. When: fall, 1997. How much: $45 million including a $5 million endowment for ongoing operating costs. il '6. If1' 1 " ' A to go' firestorm were working the line Wednesday, on the lea side of a ridge where the Canyon Creek fire had been burning lethargically since a lightning strike Monday. Forecasters predicted a new weather front for Wednesday but the sudden 50-kilometre-an-hour winds took crews by surprise. Within hours, the fire exploded from 20 to 890 hectares. The cold front created a blast furnace. "The wind just took fire bands over the tops," firefighter Larry White recounted, describing with awe the waves of flames that jump from tree-top to treetop. In moments, the fire topped the ridge, blown from behind. Then, fierce crosswinds forced the flames back down on to the firefighters. "Those two winds just came in and sheared together and blew that thing up," White said. The crews split up and sprinted through the thin air for pre-arranged escape chutes; 38 made it. "I just can't describe how quickly it grew," surviving firefighter Brad Haugh told a Denver television station. "I simply outran the fire up one hill. It crested the hill and headed down the other side.". Please see FIREA5 Who pays: $15 million federal government, $15 million provincial government, $15 million corporate and individual, of which $4.5 million still needs to be raised; the City donated land worth between $3 million and $6 million and will try to get grants to cover $600,000 demolition bill. Who'll use it: Edmonton Symphony Orchestra for 60-80 nights per year, local groups, schools, churches, travelling concerts. Features: 1,800 seats, 150-seat choir loft, acoustically-superior "shoebox" design. Who builds: PCL-Maxam construction; Cohos Evamy, project architects; Artec Consultants, acousticians; Hemisphere Engineering, mechanical engineers. Dream becomes reality D3 Pressure's off Jubilee D3 ira(i aiDIrp(Q)r5 DOD SXBIn) Showdown on LINDA DROUIN The Canadian Press Ottawa Conservative senators set the scene for a showdown with the Liberal government Thursday as they blocked a bill to kill the controversial Pearson airport deal. The Tories used their majority in the Senate to pass amendments to legislation designed to scrap the contract, limit compensation to developers and stop them from going to court for more. Prime Minister Jean Chretien, en route to a G-7 economic summit in Naples, served a stern warning that the government will not accept the changes, which would effectively strip the bill. Chretien said he won't ask the House to interrupt its summer break to deal with the challenge from the Tories but the government legislation will eventually prevail. "The deal is scrapped," said Chretien in Rome. "They can cry and pray for their friends who were the lobbyists, but I don't cry about it." The Tory senators are trying to protect the interests of powerful friends who were part of the consortium that signed the contract just before last year's election, Liberals argued during Senate debate. "They cajoled the government, in the last days of power, to create a gravy train that's never been seen before," said Liberal Senator Richard Stanbury. "Now the dead hand of the ousted government is again seeking to clamp down." Senator John Lynch-Staunton, the Tory leader in the Senate, rejected the Liberal claims of Tory cronyism. He said his party opposes the bill because it denies the developers their constitutional right to sue for compensation. "It is immoral and wrong to deny the right to go before an independent tribunal," Lynch-Staunton said. He accused the Liberals of mounting a "cunning smear campaign" against the people involved in Pearson Development Corp., which had won the 57-year lease to administer Terminals 1 and 2 at Canada's largest airport. If all the charges of rampant patronage and excessive lobbying are true, he said, why didn't the government launch an inves- I Il. ! How the Francis Winspear Centre jm.T'i If I I Friday, July 8, 1994 0)ufe Pearson deal BACKGROUND Just before last fall's federal election, Pearson Development Corp. won a 57-year lease to administer Terminals 1 and 2 at Canada's largest airport. The Liberals charged that the deal was the result of rampant patronage and excessive lobbying. Leader Jean Chretien vowed to rip it up. After the election Chretien appointed former Ontario treasurer Robert Nixon to investigate the deal. Nixon's investigation concluded the contract was tainted by close links between the Tory government, the developers and their lobbyists. The Liberals passed bill C-22, which cancels the deal and prevents the corporation from going to court to seek compensation. On Thursday, the Tory- x dominated Senate passed amendments that would allow the parties involved to seek legal compensation for loss of future profits and lobbyists' fees. The Liberals say no dice. Such compensation would cost taxpayers hundreds of million of dollars. Chretien-said the deal is finished. tigation or a public inquiry? "Instead we got the distorted, warped, secretive Nixon report on which this bill is based." Chretien used a report by former Ontario treasurer Robert Nixon as a basis to cancel the deal. Nixon's investigation was done without public hearings and concluded the contract was tainted by close links between the Tory government, the developers and the people who lobbied for them. The bill now goes back to the Commons. If the Liberal government rejects the changes, it returns to the Senate. The senators would then decide whether to propose more amendments, kill the legislation, or admit defeat and adopt the bill. Calgary's for Music will look Inside today Federal government slashes its boards CanadaA3 r

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