The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on January 26, 2001 · 1
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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 1

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Friday, January 26, 2001
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- ft.". . FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2001 FINAL i y. BAD GIRLS, BAD EXAMPLES Douglas Todd argues trendy marketing to women is wrong COMMENTARY A17 JENNIFER LOPEZ STIRS REACTION The Wedding Planner star creates powerful chemistry in lead role ENTERTAINMENT D3 -i ! 1 f II I I 1 1 1 f 11 I II II v I I k If f - 1 V 1 1 4. y 4. J? y J V II II V k 1 7 Ik 1 ir r -ih " A giddy, defiant Betty Krawczyk is released early from jail J ,. , . . v t . . .. r . Environmental protester Betty Krawczyk flashes the victory sign at the University of Victoria last arrival at a film night held by the Western Canadian Wilderness Committee. By DAVID HOGBEN : A defiant 73-year-old environmental activist emerged from jail Thursday declaring that the battle over protecting old-growth forest in the Elaho Valley is not finished. "The trees that I was hugging up there, the premier says they are going to go ahead and log. This doesn't sit right with me," Betty Krawczyk said after being released from the Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women. Asked whether she would had any plans to return to the Where the unknown dead are never forgotten The Vancouver coroner's office never gives up trying to identify bodies it's just a sense of responsibility' t 1 V ft Flle 00-2594760 " -r V ' Elaho, she said: "At the moment, yes I do, but I don't know when or under what circumstances." The B.C. Court of Appeal ordered Krawczyk released Thursday, saying holding her in jail any longer could lower public respect for the courts. Appeal court justices Ian Donald and Kenneth Mackenzie found the one-year prison sentence imposed on her was excessive, even for someone found guilty of criminal contempt for defying court orders. "The purpose of sentencing in these cases is to repair the n the morning of Aug. 10 , of last year a fine summer day a woman walking on the far north end of the Arthur Laing Bridge stopped, climbed the guard rail and, for a moment, held herself there. The city on that day was at its best warm, with early morning clouds clearing by the time the woman found herself on the edge of the bridge and after turning her back to the passing traffic, she was looking east at blue sky. The sun would nave been on her face. A witness recalled she was not there very long before she raised and spread her arms out wide, as if preparing to make a dive, or begging a benediction. At fi. J depreciation of the authority of the court If in passing sentence judges are unrestrained by generally accepted principles, the penalty may have the paradoxical effect of further diminishing the public's respect for the court," Donald wrote in a judgment endorsed by Mackenzie. "This I fear is the potential effect of the sentence in this case. Here a term of one year was well outside the range of comparable cases," the court stated in allowing the appeal of Krawczyk's sentence. Chief Justice Allan McEach- She dived. She fell nine metres. She hit, face first, on the roadbed of a ramp feeding on to Southwest Marine Drive. The impact fractured her ribs and collarbone. It lacerat-ed her des cending aorta and liver, and caused her left lung to fill with blood. It shattered six of her upper teeth, leaving a raw bloody gap, and partially broke three others. It broke the left side of . her jaw, and skewed the entire alignment of her face from left to right as It 4, 1 L. I DIANA NETHERCOTTVANCOUVER SUN night as supporters cheer her ! ! ern agreed the sentence should be reduced to the four months already served, but said he would have imposed a period of probation because he felt "the court should make every possible effort to persuade her not to offend again." I B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett sentenced Krawczyk to one year in prison without any possibility of parole for defying court orders banning tree sitting and blockading of logging roads in the Elaho Valley north of Squamish. Convict- See SENTENCE WAS A2 if it were flattened up against a pane of glass. 1 I In photographs taken after her fall her eyes bruised shut, her brunette hair a wild tangle, her left upper lip peeled back in an awful grin of gum and broken teeth she looked drunk, a pub brawler sleeping off a bad night. ' To the living, a suicide is a series of unanswered questions. How can one commit suicide on a summer day? What calamity brought her to that bridge? What last thing did she see as she stood there? Why, in the moment before leaping, was there that artful gesture of raised arms? , Does that not suggest a kind of connection to life? Weren't those raised arms reason enough for hope? See 'UNKNOWN' CASES A5 Good drivers deserve rewards. Safe drivers, such as our RoadStar and RoadStar Gold .UrUvICtfl customers, are eligible jto save even more than 40. For further PT q details ask your local Autoplan broker or visit our website, M Sense Hells Angels prosecutor threatened ith Confrontation took place in downtown Vancouver mall By CHRIS NUTTALL-SMITH One of the federal prosecutors who obtained drug convictions against two members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang was threatened with death this week in a face-to-face encounter at a city food court, police say. In an exclusive interview with The Vancouver Sun Thursday, prosecutor Peter Hogg said the threat was made against his co-counsel at the Pacific Centre mall in downtown Vancouver. "He's in the food court by himself, somebody comes up, shoves a paper in his face," Hogg said, recalling what his shaken colleague told him shortly after the Wednesday incident The paper thrust at the lawyer was the Province, which had on its front page a story about the conviction against B.C. Hells Angels, the first in recent memory. According to police, the two assailants then threatened to kill the prosecutor. Hogg declined to name the prosecutor who was threatened, but his co-counsel was Ernie Froess. Froess could not be reached for comment Thursday. Lyse Cantin, a spokeswoman for the federal justice department in Vancouver, said she could not comment on the incident because it is under investigation. The convictions Monday of Francisco Batista (Chico) Peres and Ronaldo Lising, members of the East End chapter of the Hells Angels, were seen as a major success for law enforcement in B.C Police have long charged the Hells Angels is a criminal organization, but the club's own members have countered that none of them are in jail. Constable Anne Drennan, the Vancouver police media liaison, Flle 00-2564806 death said Thursday police are taking the threat seriously. - "Obviously, the victim was very upset and concerned for his personal safety. We are concerned for his safety as well," Drennan said. See PREMIER SAYS A3 B.G. water plan shows trace ofdejavu By GLENN BOHN Premier Ujjal Dosanjh went to a regional water monitoring station on Thursday, where he vowed to revamp legislation that protects B.C.'s drinking water and released a discussion paper that points to "an inventory of existing and potential problems and risks." "I can tell you this is not about politics," the premier declared at the government-staged press . conference. "This is about quality of water and the safety of British Columbian's health." His pledge is almost identical to one made more than seven years ago by another New Democratic Party government In 1993, See WALKERTON A2 INSIDE . Sua sua sun 'til the day is done FULL REPORT, E6 rrc At Home H Horoscope Q8 Births & Deaths F19 Insight A15 Bridge C16 Ann Landers E2 Paula Brook Bl letters A17 Business F9 Gary Mason Fl Classified C19 Movies D2 ComicsKids E7 Vaughn Palmer A16 Crossword Sports Fl C2,C15,C17 Theatre D4 Editorials A16 Wheels CI Entertainment Dl Barbara Yafle A16 Ferry Schedule E6 SI 25 RETAIL $1.35 COIN BOX $1.50 MINIMUM OUTSIDE LOWER MAINLAND oliJlcL ) S3 El ,.V.W V.A"'.' 'tt VW --:. .A

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