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The Vancouver Suni
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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60 cents retail 75 cents coin box $1 minimum outside Lower Mainland Wednesday, September 3, 1997 orders probe toto role of Jedg photographers Diana's crash The seven men are under formal investigation and could eventually be charged with involuntary homicide. felii i ill! 1 5 1 CRAIG R. WHITNEY New York Times News Service with The Washington Post PARIS A French judge took the first step on Tuesday toward holding six photographers and a motorcyclist criminally responsible for the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, and two other victims of a high-speed crash here early Sunday. In filing what are known as preliminary charges, the judge placed the seven men unuer lurmai invesn- ATPfl' cation for involuntarv "iAl II prince; homicide and failing to come to the aid of the victims or impeding rescue efforts. The judge's rulings on Tuesday started the process of investigation that could eventually lead the judge to order a trial or to dismiss the initial charges.

The court order means the photographers, arrested at the scene early Sunday, will be further investigated concerning their roles in the crash. It does not mean that they will necessarily be charged with any crimes. Of the seven men, five were released without bail, but two others were ordered to post the equivalent of $23,380 Cdn and were barred from Diana's royal example: Barbara Yaffe, A3 Tabloids removed from stores, A6 Spotlight on the House of Windsor, A7 Conference delegates honor princess, A12 Diana's mission: IAN SMITHVancouver Sun FLORAL TRIBUTES: The pile of flowers and cards keeps growing Tuesday as hundreds of British Columbians wishing to give their condolences over the death of Diana, the Princess of Wales, visit the building that houses the British consulate at 1111 Melville in Vancouver. Cards, flowers speak of our grief A14 Editorial, Barbara Amiel and your letters, A15 working as journalists I (if British Columbians pay tribute to Diana at the British consulate and at Government House in Victoria. KEN MacQUEEN and LORI CULBERT Vancouver Sun The grief is written in small painful messages, heaped upon the growing mound of cut flowers and remembrances outside 1111 Melville St, written on the faces in the long, sad line shuffling toward two black books of condolence in the eighth-floor offices of the British consulate-general.

for the duration of the case. As they were released and their handcuffs removed, the suspects slipped out side entrances to the huge courthouse building, avoiding the waiting banks of television and still cameras. French photographers said they would not have taken pictures of them anyway, out of "solidarity." The seven also were said by other journalists to have avoided the spotlight because they had sold their stories of detention to tabloid newspapers and wanted to preserve exclusivity. Prosecutors had asked the judge, Herve Stephan, to keep Romuald Rat, a photographer working for the Gamma Please see Photographer, A2 There, beside a small framed portrait of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Diane Bernard of Burn-aby, by way of Manchester and London, added her thoughts on a princess she has admired and followed since before the royal wedding 16 years ago. "The world has lost an extraordinary princess, a wonderful mother," she wrote.

"Diana will forever live in our hearts." It was a similar story at Government House in Victoria, official residence of Lieutenant-Governor Garde Gardom, the Queen's representative. Please see Mourners, A2 IAN SMITHVancouver Sun KIND WORDS: Messages form part of a memorial outside Vancouver consulate. Greyhound Air folds its wings after 15 months of low-cost travel Alleged killer to opt for trial by judge alone NEALHALL INDEX Amiel A15 Landers C4 Births Deaths B5 Letters A14 Bridge F6 Lotteries A2 Business Dl Movies C7 City Limits D16 Nation Provinces A3 Classified Fl Networks D6 Comics D15 Palmer A14 Crossword D16, F4 Sports El Dvorak D6 TV C7 Editorials A14 Theatres C6 Entertainment C5 Voice Personals F8 Ferry Schedule B2 Ward C5 Food CI Weather B2 Horoscope D16 World A6 Kids' Page D15 Yaffe A3 Reader Sales and Service CLASSIFIED Fl 24-Hour automated service The Calgary-based airline plans to cease operations on Sept 21. ALAN DANIELS 605-7381 Outside the Lower Mainland 1-800-663-2662 Fax 605-2200 Classified 605-7355 Clute said Canadians also did not buy into Greyhound's intermodal concept of busplane travel combinations. "They Greyhound should have gone after the offshore market.

Europeans particularly would have lapped it up." Greyhound Canada president Dick Huisman insisted at a news conference in Calgary that Greyhound's bottom line a nine-month operating loss of $20.9 million did not contribute to its demise. Laidlaw simply wasn't interested in running an airline, said Huisman, who conceded Greyhound Air would have needed financial help from a partner in order to get through the lean winter travel season. But he said a strong summer season planes were 82-per-cent full in Jury and 91 per cent full in August had two prospective equity partners waiting in the wings when Laidlaw's offer of $5.50 a share was tabled, he said. Please see Greyhound, A10 Sun Court Reporter The man accused of being the Ab-botsford killer will begin his trial next week by asking to be tried without a jury. Terry Driver, 32, had originally elected to be tried by a judge and jury for the first-degree murder of Tanya Smith and the attempted murder of Misty Cocker-ill.

But Crown prosecutor Sean Madigan confirmed Tuesday that Driver has reelected to be tried by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Wally Oppal, without a jury. The four-week trial in New Westminster is expected to reveal physical evidence linked to the murder, including fingerprints, DNA testing and a bire mark on the murder victim. Smith and Cockerill, both 16, were walking along an Abbotsford street about 2 a.m. on Oct.

14, 1995, when they were attacked by a man with a baseball bat Please see Taunting, A10 Sun Transportation Reporter with Southam News and Canadian Press Less than 15 months after helping to usher in a new era of discount air travel in Canada, Greyhound Air will ground its planes and close its doors. The Calgary-based airline announced Tuesday it will cease operations Sept, 21 as part of a deal that will see Ontario-based transportation giant Laidlaw Inc. take over Greyhound Canada Transportation Corp. Laidlaw's friendly takeover offer of $5.50 per share, worth between $90 and $100 million, is conditional on shutting down Greyhound Air and the return of Greyhound to its traditional inter-city bus passenger and courier service, mostly in Western Canada. Oh happy, happy days The sun will shine today, the kids are in school is this paradise, or what? That sunshine will bring a high of 21 degrees.

Some clouds on the way for Thursday. Full details, B2 Greyhound Air, which grabbed attention with an advertising campaign showing a dog urinating on a competitor's front wheel, started operations on July 8 last year, hoping to tie in its bus service with discount airfares between such points as Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver. But analysts said there were several problems including the fact that most Greyhound flights connect through Winnipeg, which was inconvenient for travellers and costly for the carrier because of the need for frequent de-icing during winter months. Vancouver travel agent Scott 60 PAGES FOUNDED 1886 VOL.112 No. 98 LOTTERIES A2 0" "57040" 1 '4 7i The imoeccable taste and stunnine beautv of lordans distintive collection of 4 SOFAS, CHAIRS LOVESEATS H(3 gracious designs and exquisite new fabrics upholstered in finest craftsmanship Jj Pi t-- now or to AX'l-: CTTRQTAMTTAT QA7TiaQ TORDANS A FAMILY TRADITION SINCE 1929 -Kit 1 VANCOUVER 1470 W.Broadway 733-1 174 COQUTTLAM united Boulevard 522-9855 VICTORIA KELOWNA.

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