Calgary Herald from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on September 28, 1989 · 4
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Thursday, September 28, 1989
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A2 CALGARY HERALD Thurs., September 28, 1989 Allan Connery's GOOD MORNING First things first: a Denver couple won a $6.5 million lottery the other day, but they didn't collect the lettuce until they'd taken care of their tomatoes. Forrest and Edna Hiller learned of their win Sunday, but the new millionaires spent a couple of days cooking and canning a six-month supply of homemade spaghetti sauce before they collected their winnings. "Our tomatoes were at a crucial point where we had to take care of them, or we would have lost them," explained Forrest Hill er, 66. Waste not, want not. Associated Press MORE GLASNOST; model poses in Moscow for a 1990 calendar to be issued by a British auto-parts distributor. Garage calendars aren't what they used to be. Good news: wheelchair athlete Rich Hansen and his wife Amanda are expecting their first child, and Hansen has won a $25,000 award of distinction from the Manning Awards Foundation. He got the award for making the world more aware of what the so-called disabled can really do. By the way, the Manning Awards Foundation is named in honor of Ernest Manning, Social Credit premier of Alberta 1943-68. Annals of crime: Douglas Brooks took direct action when he saw a stranger driving a car stolen from his friend. He reached through the window and grabbed the driver, and that's when things got interesting. The 16-year-old driver, who's now facing charges, put the car in reverse and took off, dragging Brooks behind him. The driver had the gas pedal, but Brooks had the steering wheel. He steered the car toward the power pole, saying "we're both going to die." That gave the driver second thoughts: he slowed down, and Brooks shut off the ignition. Brooks, 22, wasn't seriously hurt, but his shoelaces were burned off. He received a certificate of appreciation this week from the Prince Albert, Sask. police. "Brooks is lucky he didn't get killed," said a police spokesman. "It was quite a brave feat. But both of them could've been killed." Yeah, but so what? Hardly anybody in Minnesota has heard of Gary Liu-bakka, but he's expecting 40 per cent of the vote in next year's election for governor. As founder of the National Apathetic party, or NAP, he's going to claim the votes of all those who stay home from the polls. With a 60 per cent turnout expected in the 1990 election, he figures the other 40 per cent of the voters belong to him. Here we go again: back in 1876, it 1 1 ' s i ' - p -w teaa h ONE LITTLE DETAIL: the world's longest suspension bridge opened Wednesday across Ja- seemed like a good idea to import the kudzu vine from Japan to the southern United States. It's a fast-growing ornamental vine very fast-growing, it seems. Now kudzu clogs prime development property and can kill trees by blocking out sunlight. It has spread to cover more than 400,000 hectares in the South. Agronomist Al Smith thinks he has the answer to the Kudzu Menace: goats. Four goats will kill almost half a hectare of kudzu in two years of grazing. Chemicals might do the job faster, but goats won't hurt the environment, he says. According to our arithmetic, 3.2 million goats would wipe out all the kudzu in the South in two years. Of course, after that you'd have to worry about the enviromental impact of 3.2 million goats. Associated Press pan's Yokohama harbor. It's impressive, but we're worried about those off-ramps at bottom right. Sore loser: Gil Warren had a good explanation when he went on trial for assaulting four youths aged 13 to 15. "I thought I was dealing with an organized band of Conservatives," he told a court in London, Ont. It all happened on the eve of the last federal election. Warren, still smarting after losing a school board election a couple of days before, found the NDP signs on his lawn smashed. He confronted the four youths, and in the subsequent exchange of views, one youngster said his parents supported the Tory-backed school board candidate who'd just defeated Warren. Warren saw red, pushed and tripped one youth, twisted the arm of another , and grabbed two others by their coats. "Rather regretfully, I'm finding him guilty on all four counts," said the judge, describing the assaults as "trivial" in nature. The weather: Two good ones coming. Sunny today with light winds and a high near 22 C. Low tonight near 8 C, sunny again Friday with a high near 24 C. Probability of precipitation zero per cent today and Friday. Upcoming today: Alberta Playwrights' Network presents Making a Scene, 8 p.m., Memorial Park library, 1221 2nd St. S.W. Lotteries Wednesday's winners: Lotto 649: 1, 16, 20, 21, 25, 33. Bonus 45. Lotto 636: 4, 7, 9, 12, 32, 35. Bonus 13. The Plus: 142961. Western Express: 13, 14, 15, 40, 41. Bonus 18. OFF THE LEASH "Flying isn't all fun, you know there are certain responsibilities that come with it." Arrested, (Continued) The couple were married last year. "He heard about this on the telephone," Grant added. Police reports say Messer was taken hostage at the Suwannee Swifty convenience store around 1 a.m. last Wednesday by an unknown assailant. A 31-year-old man is now in custody awaiting questioning in the case. Darlene's mother Helen was visiting her daughter in Lake City when tragedy struck, said Grant. "Darlene was happy as a lark," he added. "She never seemed to be worried about working the night shift." A Suwannee Swifty clerk, who asked not to be identified, said Darlene evidently struggled with her assailant judging from the debris scattered around the store. She added the store no longer is open unless two or more employees are present. The casket, which will bring Darlene back to Calgary on Friday, has been sealed, said her father, adding the family has not been allowed to see the body. "That tells me she was so badly beaten no one was to see her," he says, adding Florida police have told him a knife was involved in the deadly assault. Darlene also leaves a child, Angela Dawn Teney, as well as two brothers in Calgary. r J , COUPLE: Darlene, Charles Tourism affected (Continued) $30 million to $40 million a year, says Calgary's Via task force chairman. "We're not talking peanuts here . . . it's maybe peanuts to Toronto, but to the city of Calgary it's a lot of money," said Aid. Ron Leigh, who chaired the city's own Via rail task force. The task force issued a brief in July. It urged Bouchard not to cut trains west of Calgary until Via or other interests have developed year-round tourist trains. Leigh said the federal government is being short- sighted in making the cuts, looking just at reducing the subsidies to Via with out ackowledging the broader effects reducing services will have on important tourism dollars. "They're looking at the costs of operating the system and saying 'Hey, this is costing us too much money.' What they should be doing is looking at how much revenue is generated by tourists," Leigh said. Tourism revenue gained directly and indirectly from Via service totals $100 million across the province and employs 3,000 people, Leigh said. Those will be halved, he said. "We're throwing away an apple that could have been shined up and been profitable thing to us," said Calgary Tourist and Convention vice-president Don Anderson, adding millions of tourist dollars will be lost. There was little criticism from southern Alberta MPs. Wild Rose MP Louise Feltham said she's pleased Bouchard appears to be living up to a promise he made to maintain the Calgary-Banff train link. She said she will talk to voters in the Banff-Canmore corridor to see if they're happy with the proposed weekend service and if they are not she will "definitely" raise their objections with Bouchard. Conservative MP Bob Porter, who represents Medicine Hat, said the possible loss of the Canadian route has to weighed against the importance of deficit reduction. ; "I'm sure it (the Via cut) will create some difficulties," he said. "Medicine Hat has always been a railway town. But we can't continue spending money the way we have in the past." Though the Canadian will be eliminated east of Calgary, the northern Via service known as the Supercontinental from Winnipeg through Edmonton to Jasper and Vancouver will be retained, according to Walker. 'Sewing machine' can be swallowed LONDON (Reuter) British scientists have developed a miniature sewing machine that can be swallowed by patients and manipulated from the outside to stitch tissue together internally without surgery. Dr. Paul Swain of the London Hospital, who helped develop the instrument with scientists from University College Hospital, says it will allow doctors to perform operations "from inside out" and lead to safer abdominal surgery. The machine the size of a little finger is mounted on a flexible tube that's threaded through the throat into the stomach and allows surgeons to see inside the body. The device, which can be used to treat bleeding ulcers, works by remote control to suck tissue into a groove and then sew it together with staples or nylon stitches. It can also be used to attach drug capsules inside the body when treating some types of cancer where there's a need for localized treatment. Wnrihinjtnn (Continued) does not believe the lists have yet been made public," Yeagley wrote. The one-page memo, plus 15 pages handed over by Worthing-ton, were released to Southam News by the U.S. government among several thousand pages of official documents. Also included was a copy of Worthington's June 22, 1968 front-page Telegram article about the conference. These documents turned up by chance when the FBI searched its files for material mentioning writer Farley Mowat, the starting point of a four-year Southam News investigation into how the U.S. government has branded thousands of Canadians as politi cal subversives and undesirables. Since Mowat was included on the list of Canadian conference sponsors, the FBI released that list as well as the rest of the Wor-thington material and the covering memo all under the U.S. Freedom of Information Law. The Yeagley memo does not indicate whether the Justice Department got in touch with Wor-thington or vice-versa. Nor does it explain how the documents reached Washington on the same day Worthington handed them over. In Ottawa, federal Liberals called for Prime Minister Brian Mulroney to find out why American customs authorities still turn Canadians away for their political beliefs. Liberal justice critic Robert Kaplan was in cabinet when the decision was made to end sharing RCMP information with the Americans. He said Wednesday: "We got an undertaking, when I was solicitor general, from the (U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service) that those files had been destroyed." In 1978, Worthington was charged under the federal Official Secrets Act for publishing information from a secret RCMP report on Soviet espionage in Canada. The charges were thrown out when a judge ruled the document was not secret because parts of it had already been made public. Faced With Finding The Perfect Gift? M.I. Hummel figurines are the perfect answer. 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