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World A12 CALGARY HERALD Friday, ju.y 21. 2000 Brief ; From Herald News Services ; Ugandan cult i deaths total 780 KAMPALA, UGANDA Ugandan police said on Thursday the final death toll from a doomsday cult massacre and mass suicide earlier this year was 780. Hundreds of members of the Movement for the Restoration of the Ten Commandments were burned alive in a church in Kanungu, western Uganda, in March. Police believe cult leaders systematically killed another 400 of their followers after a prediction that the world would end at the start of 2000 failed to come true. Volcano spews ash 800 metres in air SANTIAGO, CHILE A towering volcano in northern Chile erupted Thursday spitting ash about 800 metres into the air, authorities said. The 5,000-metre Lascar volcano, located about 1,600 kilometres north of Santiago, erupted around noon. The volcano is located in a sparsely populated area and authorities said no evacuation appeared immediately necessary for the 150 people who live in the nearby village of Talabre. The Lascar volcano is one of 55 active volcanos in Chile. Cellphone-user hits bus with car KANSAS CITY, MO. A driver ran a red light while reaching for her ringing cell phone and hit a bus, sending a rider through the bus windshield, police said. The bus rider was in hospital in fair condition Wednesday. The bus driver and two other passengers had minor injuries. The driver of the car told police she bent over to pick up the ringing phone and sat up to find she was going through a red light No immediate charges were filed. Quake hits Tokyo, rail service cut TOKYO A strong earthquake rattled the Tokyo area before dawn Friday, temporarily halting railway service and cutting off water supplies to nearly two-dozen homes. The 6.1-magnitude quake hit at 3:39 a.m. local time and was centred in the ocean about 112 kilometres northeast of Tokyo, Japan's Meteorological Agency said. Tokyo police spokesman Shigeru Seki said there were no reports of injury. Some rail lines in the Tokyo area temporarily suspended service as officials checked for damage to tracks. Train runs later resumed operatioa i Skydivers'fly' A km for record DEN HELDER, NETHERLANDS A group of seven skydivers Thursday set a world record for unassisted human flight by gliding from a Dutch island in the North Sea to the mainland. Dropped from a height of about 4,900 metres, the group flew the four kilometres that separate the island from the nearby town Den Helder. Organizers said it was the first time such a distance had been bridged in pure human flight The parachutists wore special suits in which the arms were joined to the body by a layer of material providing a sort of wing which promoted gliding. ( IN PUBLIC AUCTION IMPORTED CARGO CONFISCATED FOR NON-PAYMENT NEW HAND-KNOTTED PERSIAN & ORIENTAL CARPETS LARGE. MEDIUM AND SMALL SIZES HANDMADE OF PURE SILKS. WOOLS. CAMEL HAIR AND NATURAL FIBRE t MAJORITY OF OTHER TRADITIONAL PERSIAN AND ASIAN RUGS ADDED AND SUPPLEMENTED WITH Jewellery Columbian Emefakfc Bjrma Rubes Sacprves Jade fr Necfcaces a-aceets !KXX r:- l-'.i Date: Sunday, July 23rd, 2000 Location: Westin, 4th Avenue & 3rd St S.W. Time: 1 p ro, Public Inspection from 12 noon Power Nap x ml . m 1 urn ji yinimin m 'A - Enny Nuraheni, Reuters Yenni Zanubah Arifah tries to wake her father, Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid, who fell asleep during a critical parliamentary session in Jakarta Thursday. Wahid refused to justify to an angry parliament his controversial firing of two ministers. Penguins elude oil spill but fishermen open fire The Associated Press CAPETOWN Penguins evacuated from islands off South Africa to save them from an oil spill were shot at by fishermen who feared the birds would chase their catch, a newspaper said Thursday. Close to 20,000 penguins were trucked about 755 kilometres from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and released to swim home. The operation gave workers time to clean up oil spilled from a wrecked tanker before the birds could become contaminated. The Eastern Province Herald, a Port Elizabeth daily, citing two unidentified sources, said fishermen on at least two boats fired shotguns at a large group of penguins for about 45 minutes to keep them away from their catch. "They were talking on the radio and suddenly someone realized hey, these are the birds they released after the pollution disaster, and they stopped," one source told the paper. The news came as a party was held in Cape Town to celebrate the return of Peter the penguin, who left Port Elizabeth on June 30 and took 19 days to swim back. Scientists monitored the journey via a satellite-tracking device Maze of maize Times of London LONDON The world's largest maze, a colossal cat's cradle of passageways carved into a field of Sussex cattle maize, opened to the public Thursday. It was designed and built by Adrian Fisher, an Englishman (48) who has designed more mazes (200) in more countries (including Mexico and Australia), and on a bigger scale than anyone else. This one has six bridges and a portable toilet "The trouble is, you have got to find it to use it," said Chris Smith, a worker on Tulleys Farm, near Crawley, where the maze has been created. Carpets PashTOia Bokhara Naturaily Dyed Tribals fine Tabriz tepfiarian Custom Decor Pieces S. Waster Weaves Trfcais Sfwaz TurtLSfiKars '-'Mi ft. 1 ' j. i 7 sir. .3 r-f M. .1 U -v50-:sc; glued to his back and posted his movements on an Internet site. Environmental Affairs Minister Valli Moosa said the bird's journey showed its remarkable endurance and the minister praised the efforts of thousands of volunteers who are helping look after 23,000 other birds covered in oil from the spilL Peter arrived at Robben Island, about six kilometres off Cape Town, on Tuesday but scientists can't find him. Authorities estimate cleaning up the spill from the tanker, the Treasure, will cost millions of dollars and are holding the ship's owners and insurers responsible for paying the bill "I don't think the excitement about the return of the penguins should diminish our anger about the incident itself," said Moosa. Fewer than 400 of the captured, oil-soaked birds have died. However, it will take years for the penguin population to recover because the spill happened during the breeding season and many chicks and eggs were lost. African penguins, which are only found off the coast of southern Africa, are classified as vulnerable to extinction. The population is now estimated at between 150,000 and 180,000 birds. amazes many There is a kiosk within the five kilometres of pathways that wind across eight acres. It offers cold drinks and ice cream Sadly it does not sell camping gear. "We've been here 40 minutes, but feel like we're getting nowhere," said Diane Ryan, with her two children. Amy and Christopher. Fisher's maze took nine months to create. TRAIL APPLIANCES LTD J ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING! 7 7 mm NEW YORK SENATE RACE Tell-all book hurls trash at Hillary TOBYHARNDEN The Telegraph WASHINGTON It's not easy to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. The First Lady normally exudes about as much warmth and charm as a dead polar bear. She is imperious and insincere. Her every act seems a calculation. Like her husband, she has learned to use the lie and the smear with consummate skill So when a tiashy book, State of a Union by Jerry Oppenheimer, claimed this week that she had called an aide a "f ing Jew bastard" in 1974, it was difficult to resist joining in the fun as Hillary (she has dropped the surname for the duration of her campaign) was branded an "anti-Semite." With Jews making up 14 per cent of the vote in New York State, the explosive row over the allegation could cost her dearly against Rick Lazio, the Gary Lineker-lookalike who stepped into the breach when Mayor Rudy Giuliani pulled out of the Senate race. But to wield her alleged utterance of the J-word, the F-word and the B-word being so much a part of both the Clintonian and New York vernaculars that their use was unremarkable as a sword against her is to stoop to the tactics of the Clintons themselves. First, there is the story itself. The "victim" was one Paul Fray, Clinton's then campaign manager, and the occasion, the night the president lost in a Congressional election his first run for political office. Fray had previously spoken to numerous journalists about avieuh IRUllNlinulI S4PP. the angry finger-pointing session prompted by Clinton's defeat But the J-word had never been mentioned. Or at least that is one of Fray's versions. The other is that he told two journalists but they somehow neglected to write about it Six years after the incident, Fray lost his law licence for altering a court document to erase a client's conviction. He also suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that led to erratic behaviour and memory loss. And Hillary Clinton was able to release a 1997 letter in which he apologized to her for saying things "without- factual foundation." To cap it alL it turns out Fray is a Baptist According to Jerry Oppenheimer, his father was Jewish Hillary Clinton but it now seems we are in fact talking about a paternal grandmother. Second, the truth or otherwise of the allegation is virtually beside the point There are many accusations that can be laid at Hillary's door but anti-Semitism is hardly one of them. Does the alleged comment mean she is or was anti-Semitic? Hardly. Tapes of President Richard Nixon, considered a friend of Israel, reveal he commented in 1 971 that Washington was "full of Jews" and that you "can't trust the bastards." ilMlt ill. MM W I'VU Wl.' HO ' mews -scoso o G3T tiq cJwje mm not m mc as shewn Aucor m Dang wa ay 7T ScotJi CRtrt 2E2-7452 Avenida Z7U322 Britannia 20535 i

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