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A2c THE VANCOUVER SUN. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1999 OFF THE FRONT. QUICK TAKES World & Nation prayerbook sets off controversy The United Church of Canada is witnessing internal dissent because of the language used in an updated prayer book. , A8 SERIAL KILLER CONFESSES A man thought to be one of the worst serial killers of all time begged forgiveness when he confessed to murdering 140 children in a seven-year rampage across Colombia, judicial sources and local media said on Sunday. A9 City & Region CONDO COMPLAINTS A group of angry condo owners has released a list of B.C. developers it says are responsible for constructing hundreds of leaky condominiums in the Lower Mainland. The Coalition of Leaky Condo Owners released the list following a protest on Saturday at the Georgie Awards. Bl Business LABOUR TARGETS PLACER , World union leaders on Sunday kicked off a global campaign against Vancouver's Placer Dome to fight more than 2,500 job cuts at one of South Africa's biggest gold mines. Labour leaders from the U.S., Germany, Australia and Britain vowed to fight the firm. B5 Entertainment GRACEFUL VIRTUOSITY Twenty-two-year-old Canadian violinist Leila Josefowicz de livered a practically flawless performance in a VSO program of Beethoven and Shostakovich works on Saturday, writes music critic Lloyd Dykk. The final concert is tonight at the Orpheum Theatre. CIO MOORE from Al BCIT from Al A quiet, unassuming hero 5;00,0 1 affected "You hear so many negative stories about athletes today, but you never heard anything bad about Greg. He was a real gende-maa It's a sad day for all of us," Daykin said. Paul Hayes, a close family friend, said Moore was a hero who managed to remain a regular kid despite a fabulous international career, nurtured by father Ric, a local auto dealer. "He was always Greg. He didn't change from the time he was racing go-carts until racing the Indy. His attitude never changed," Hayes said. "We are in a state of shock at this point. We watched Greg grow up and were real close to him. My thoughts go out to his mom and dad." Jim Longridge, principal of Pitt Meadows secondary, where Moore completed Grade 11 and 12, said he was a good student who was quiet and unassuming, even as his fame grew. "He returned to our schools on more than one occasion to talk about what he was doing and about safety issues. "This is definitely a tragedy," Longridge added. "It's going to be difficult times here, that's for sure." Gordon Robson, who founded Meadow Ridge, the private school that Moore attended before transferring to Pitt Meadows for his final years of schooling, said he was a leader for youth in the community. Asked what he did, Robson replied: "Anything he was asked, any time, by anybody." "He really took the time to let kids know that you can go anywhere from here, if you want to bad enough." Moore established himself as a MARK VAN MANENVancouver Sun LOSS OF A HERO: Maple Ridge Mayor Carl Durksen reflects on the loss of Greg Moore, whose photo hangs in his showcase of local heroes. winner early on his in racing career and was seen as a champion-in-waiting. "He had a God-given talent that probably came from his dad," said Andy Field, a former Vancouver racer and promoter who hired Moore at age 17 to test racing tires for a client's tire company. But what separated champions like Moore from other naturally talented drivers is the help they get to reach the highest levels, Field said. Moore's father, who largely had custody of Greg after divorcing in 1991, acted as coach and manager. Steve Challis, of North Vancouver, Moore's racing engineer until last September, was also an important mentor as Moore developed, Field said. Challis, who met the family when Ric Moore raced in the Player's Challenge series, gave up his Vancouver speed shop in 1991 to work full time with Greg. Challis was released by the , Player's-Forsythe team after announcing he would join Team Kool Green next seasoa Moore would be driving for Roger Penske, who runs the winningest team in CART, and Challis elected not to follow him. At the racetrack where Moore died, the flags were flying at half-staff as the race went oa CART chief steward Wally Dallenbach cancelled post-race celebrations. A memorial for Moore was planned for after the race. Mexican Adrian Fernandez was the eventual winner of the race. CART officials observed a period of silence and then held a prayer for Moore by the racing circuit's chaplain. Brazilian Juan Montoya won the season championship but there was no celebration. He hung his head and was comforted by friends and team officials after the race. "Greg was a great guy," a distraught Montoya told ESPN. Tm really sorry for his family." CART president and CEO Andrew Craig praised Moore as the unequivocal, champion of tomorrow. "He was everything that is good about this sport talented, committed courageous, fit . . . it is a very, very profound loss indeed. "As his dad said at the hospital he really loved life, loved having fua" ' The family was due to return to Vancouver Sunday night. Tributes poured in for Moore Sunday. The Player's-Forsythe Web site, at, reformatted to display a large photo of Moore with a link to send condolences. The CART Web site, at, also showed a photo of Moore with a link to send messages to his family. In 1997 Moore became the youngest winner in CART history (at 22 years one month and 10 days) when he won the Milwaukee Mile. He won again the following week at the Detroit Grand Prix, establishing himself as one of the top drivers on the circuit Last year, he finished fifth in the drivers' championship standings. Moore joined the Indy-car circuit in 1996, 13 years after beginning his racing career in go-karts. Sunday's race was the 72nd start in Moore's CART FedEx Series career. He had five victories, including the season-opening race in Homestead, Fla., this season, and was the runner-up in last year's Marlboro 500. EGYPTAIR from Al Radar shows plane's rapid descent Sports grizzlies gripes Doug West and Dennis Scott were both unable to practise Sunday, complicating matters for Vancouver Grizzlies coach, Brian Hill, who must declare to- day his 12-man active roster for the regular season. C4 J 1 .2 il to LJ COPYRIGHT The contents of this newspaper are protected by copyright and may be used only for personal non-commercial purposes. All other rights are reserved and commercial use is prohibited. To make any use of this material you must first obtain the permission of the owner of the copyright For further information, contact Susan Dudley, 605-2318. 1-200 Granville St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada V6C 3N3 Editor-inchief: John Cruickshank 605-2319 Managing editor Executive editor ' Patricia Graham Shelley Fralic 605-2452 605-2170 Chief news editor Nicholas Palmer 605-2167 Newsroom reception............. 6052180 City Desk 605-2445 Newsroom fax line .6052323 Library InfcJine (9 a.m. to 3 p.m., fees vary) 605-2607 Main switchboard (7:30 am - 5 pm) 605-2111 "Eighteen Canadian families have been contacted," said O'-Keefe. They're in Calgary, Toronto, Laval, Montreal, St-Lambert, Stanstead and Shawinigan, Que., and Markham and Richmond HilLOnt There were reports that 18 reservations for the flight were , made in Toronto, but the nation-1 alities were not yet knowa U.S. Coast Guard officials said a scaled-back search would continue through the night, with at least four ships and four aircraft combing ocean surface for debris and survivors from the plane. The USS Grapple, the same U.S. navy search and rescue ship used to locate John F. Kennedy Jr.'s crashed plane in July, was expected to reach the search area 100 kilometres off Nantucket late today. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said Egypt asked it to lead the investigation of the crash that scattered debris over a 94-square-kilometre area. NTSB chairman Jim Hall foreshadowed a long investigation by cautioning against speculation of the cause of the airliner's rapid plunge to the sea. "We do not know at this point what caused the crash," Half said. "We are beginning what may be a long investigation and we are prepared to do what it takes to find the answers to the questions we are seeking." ::The jet vanished from radar screens and crashed into the Atlantic after its 1:20 a.ia EST departure from John F. Kennedy airport, officials said. Preliminary radar datashowed the EgyptAir flight was at 10,000 metres (33,000 feet) at one point not long before the crash but 36 seconds later the plane was recorded at 5,800 metres (19,100 feet). "A very rapid descent" Hall said, estimating a speed of 425 kmh. Both the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Coast Guard said they had received no distress calls from the plane. FBI special agent in charge in Boston Barry Mawn told reporters the agency would be checking the plane's manifest interviewing "anyone who had contact" with the plane and helping secure any evidence as needed. The FBI said there was no indication that a criminal act took place, but Coast Guard Rear Admiral Richard Larrabee, who is in charge of the search and rescue operation, said FBI agents were aboard search ships to properly secure any debris in case evidence of a crime was uncovered. ;One body was found in the debris off Nantucket along with seats, seat cushions, flotation devices, a wheel and two partially-inflated life rafts that are designed to deploy automatically, Larrabee said. There were no signs of burns on the life rafts. There were 199 passengers, including infants, and 18 crew members aboard the twin-en- -one, wide-bodied jet, airline officials said. Three of the crew were nonpaying EgyptAir employees flying aboard. Prime Minister Jean Chretien said he was shocked by the news. "The government and people of Canada offer our deepest con-dolences to the families and friends of all who have died in this sudden and terrible tragedy," Chretien said in a statement EgyptAir Flight 990 began its journey with only a few passengers in Los Angeles, where it was delayed by the consequences of bad weather on the East Coast and because a tire needed to be changed. In a bitter twist the only passenger to get off upon arrival in New York was grief counsellor and EgyptAironsultant Ed McLaughlia As an employee of the Family Enterprise Institute, he is hired by airline companies to do one of their worst jobs ; notify and console the families of crash victims. His services were needed in less than an hour. At a Cairo news conference, Egyptian Transport Minister Ibrahim Demiri said there were 62 Egyptians and 129 Americans on the flight as well as passengers from Sudan, Syria, and Chile. The Canadian government issued a toll-free number 1-800-387-3124 for those seeking news of family or friends who may have been aboard. Sunday's crash of the Boeing 767 was the third fatal accident involving the this kind of airplane since it rolled off the assembly lines in 1980. have been so compromised by that kind of increase," Kessler said Sunday. "People are saying: "We can't do it anymore.'" In October, the BCIT Faculty and Staff Association voted 77 per cent in favour of strike, the highest percentage in favour of such action in the association's 25-year history. The association represents about 600 full-time technology instructors and technical staff and 400 part-time night school instructors. The teachers, who have been without a contract since June, 1998, want a five-percent pay raise in each year of a three-year deal. The entry-level wage for an instructor is about $41,000; top of the scale is $64,300. David Bernard, BCITs public affairs director, said the FSA will have to pare down its contract, demands or there will be no tangible progress in bargaining. He said the association's demands add up to a 40-per-cent increase in total compensation, including more than 15 per cent in wages as well as benefits and workload. Bernard said that runs counter to the FSA's con tention that the key issue is educational quality. "Our faculty are asking for a 15.76-per-cent wage hike over three years that's far out of line with other public-sector settlements," Bernard said. "The faculty refuse to acknowledge the existing public-sector compensation guidelines of zero, zero and two." Bernard also described comments by Kessler that BCIT has accumulated a surplus approaching $10 million as "irresponsible." He said the accumulated surplus is about $1.2 million, or about one per cent of the institute's budget of $126 million. Bernard said that should be obvious to anyone who can read financial statements. Accumulating a small surplus makes sense as a cushion against any future deficits, he said. Bernard described the strike as a hardship for BCIT's tech- nology students, but he said the trades students should come to class. There are roughly 8,000 fulK time students and 13,500 partrj time students taking day and evening classes at BCIT this term, which started in September. Electrical trades students, who have their classes in SE1 on the Burnaby campus will not be affected by the strike. Students in the Industrial Education Teacher Education Program, , which is taught by BCGEU vocational instructors, can expect ' to have their classes cancelled. Classes at BCITs Pacific Marine Training Campus in North Vancouver and the Sea Island Campus in Richmond are not affected by the strike. 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The report, which was leaked to the Washington Post, said law-enforcement officials should monitor radical groups for behaviour such as stockpiling weapons and food that may indicate they are preparing for violence. Neil Gallagher, head of the FBI's nationalsecurity division, said in an interview that the bureau is not predicting that terrorism or violence will occur on or around Jaa 1. Instead, he said, the report is aimed at making local law officials "more sensitive" to heightened security risks posed by the year 2000. He also said the public should be "aware but not scared" of such threats. "If a cult sells its property and personal effects and purchases guns and explosives, we need to Be more concerned about what that cult will do on January 1," Gallagher said. While most of the report focuses on domestic threats, one portion is devoted to Jerusalem, where the FBI says an influx of tourists making pilgrimages and millennial cults will increase the danger. The study also says violence in Jerusalem, a holy city for Christians, Jews and Muslims, could lead to problems in the U.S. and worldwide. The FBI report said potential targets of domestic violence include military facilities, UN posed by 'very real' buildings and personnel, homosexuals, foreign military units residing on US. bases, and institutions associated with the African-American and Jewish communities and other racial and religious minorities. Computer problems brought on by Y2K glitches could trigger a response from some groups, the tai believes. While most people understand that power outages or other problems resulting from Y2K problems can be explained rationally, the report notes that some radical groups or individual extremists may view these events either as signs that the end of the world is near or as part of a larger conspiracy they must violently oppose. 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