The Windsor Star from Windsor, Ontario, Canada on December 19, 1991 · 4
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Thursday, December 19, 1991
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A4 THE WINDSOR STAR, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1991 CorrectionsClarifications i The Windsor Star corrects all errors of fact as soon as possible after they are identified. The Star also publishes clarifications of information that could have been misunderstood or misinterpreted. If you know of an error please call 255-5743, any time. Student misidentified ; lA photo on Page All of last Thursday's Windsor Star incorrectly Identified a Sandwich Secondary School student using a computer keyboard. The student was Dawn Thompson. ' f Breathalyser disposable ! A story in Monday's Star about a new breathalyser developed by Safe Trip nc. failed to specify the device is a one-use only, disposable unit " ST i i wv ! l v k N ' Yeltsin- Continued from A3 on its books. "There has to be a retraining element as well as income supplement, and some useful work that needs to be done and otherwise would not get done." "They look at things such as unemployment figures and the track records of who might put the money to good use. And the City of Windsor has a good track record," Gray said from his office in Ottawa.MI'm hoping there will be an early announcement. , "I think they will be setting the basic amount some time early in the year, and sometimes there are supplementary amounts as well." A new bicycle trail, park and public washrooms in the Sandwich neighborhood were made possible by supplementary Section 25 money. Slide ends, bank rate up OTTAWA (CP) - The Bank of Canada bank rate rose Wednesday to 7.57 per cent from 7.52 per cent last week. The increase marked end of a string of four consecutive declines. Last week's level was the lowest In 12 months. The highest rate recorded during the last 12 months was 11.78 per cent on Dec. 20, 1990. A modest Increase was expected, to defend the Canadian dollar. Star photo Rob Gurdebeke The bank rate Is set each week one-quarter percentage point above the DAN FANELLI installs cedar shake roofing on Russell Street windmill, a project funded by Section 25 grant average yield on 90-day government treasury bills sold at auction to financial 1 Institutions. VVItlnQnr OT1 M .t The bank rate was released Wednesday because of the Christmas holidays. V Illvlov-U. KJIL llol Siefker insanity j Continued from A3 following him and his wife was poisoning him and his son. fellaire said the Siefker she saw on the witness stand earlier this week, talking about conspiracies and poisoning plots, was not the man she knew. f'How could you find him guilty of anything but insanity? . . . They were not the acts of a normal person." Bellaire described Siefker, 46, as a very caring father, a hard worker and an honest person - qualities she said were apparent during other parts of his testimony when he spoke about his children and his farm. "THE GARY WHO wanted to tell the truth, who wanted people to understand ... that was the Gary I knew." Bellaire, speaking on behalf of the family, said she and her husband last saw Siefker in December 1990, and decided they would talk to him about getting help after the holidays, "never ever thinking that anything would ever happen." Siefker shot his wife on Jan. 1 after discovering his son sick with a fever at home. Psychiatrists testified Siefker rationalized the multiple shooting by thinking he was saving his son's life by killing his wife. Siefker was remanded to the Oakridge division of the Penetanguishene Mental Hospital for evaluation. His lawyer Clayton Ruby, of Toronto, said he expects Siefker will be assessed as being a danger to the community and in need of treatment. If he was found not to be a danger to the community, he would be, released. THEN HE'LL APPEAR before either the presiding judge at his trial, Zalev, or an official board that will decide where he'll be sent. When asked about the verdict, Ruby simply said he was "delighted." Essex County Crown attorney Denis Harrison said the verdict was justified based on the evidence and he doesn't plan an appeal. "I certainly can accept the verdict," he said. "It was something that had to be tried so all the evidence could be assessed." Ministry orders Continued from Al turned arch-rival "committed many blunders starting from 1987. "A lot of time was wasted and half measures taken, but I don't want to speak badly about Gorbachev. "The importance of his role and efforts is obvious." Yeltsin was asked whether Gorbachev could play a role in the commonwealth. . "IN PRACTICE, no. I told him that when the month of December ends, everything ends. It's useless for someone with his past to lose hmself in secondary tasks," the Russian leader said on the eve of a visit to Rome. Yeltsin and Gorbachev agreed Tuesday to officially shut down the Soviet Union on the stroke of midnight New Year's Eve-New Year's Day. It will then be replaced by the commonwealth set up 11 days ago by Russia, Ukraine and Byelorussia. Five or six other republics; including Kazakhstan, are expected to sign up for it on Saturday. But in practice, the Soviet Union is being taken over by Yeltsin. HE HAS already seized the central government ministries, most of its property, its banking system and its army. Yeltsin has laid claim to the Soviet nuclear arsenal and to what he calls the "vacant" Soviet seat and veto - on the United Nations Security Council. He dismissed fears that a new military coup threatened the crumbling Soviet Union. "The new army chiefs are civil people, not the falcons of before," he said. Southam names first woman publisher At last- TORONTO - For the first time in its 124-year history, the Southam Newspaper Group has promoted a woman to the top post at a daily newspaper. Linda Hughes, 41, was named publisher of the Edmonton Journal this week. The move was part of a shake-up at the top level of three western papers owned by Southam, the publisher of The Windsor Star. Hughes, a graduate of the University of Victoria, had been the editor of the Edmonton Journal, "It took a long time for me to even think about the issue that I was the first woman publisher in Southam," she said in an interview Tuesday. "I've been a woman all my life. It's nothing new to me. I don't think of it in those terms because I've worked my way up . . . and it just didn't seem to be an issue for me," she said. Hughes joins Lise Bissonette of Montreal's Le Devoir as the only other female publisher of a Canadian daily newspaper. Other changes at Southam include the movement of Stuart Noble, 50, president of Pacific Press, publisher of The Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province, to a new role as vice-president of human resources and industrial relations for Southam's daily newspapers in B.C. Donald Babick, 49, currently publisher of the Edmonton Journal will take over Noble's post at the head of Pacific Press. The Southam Newspaper Group is a subsidiary of Southam Inc., and publishes 17 daily newspapers and more than 60 community newspapers across the country. I - Continued from Al ' For weeks, staff and physicians at Met have been wondering how their jobs and practices will be affected. There's a lot of rumors going around, but it's all speculation. Morale is really down because the staff are really uncertain about their jobs," said Carolyn Grabowksi, vice-president of the" Ontario Nurses' Association local at Met. There will be bed cuts and staff cuts. I don't see any service cuts, but some services will be strained," said Dr. Frank DeMarco, a board member an(t in-coming president of the Essex Cojmty Medical Society. JWe are really affected in the emer- Exchange rates The following rates tor normal transactions wer. quoted Wednesday by Windsor banks for the U.S. dollar and for pound sterling: Buying U.S. cash at 1.1320 and selling at 1.IM0. Buying U.S. cheques at 1.1349 and selling at 1 1452. Buying pound sterling at 2.0550 and selling at J.1J50. gency room and if there are any more cuts it's going to be tough," said De-Marco, who works shifts in Met's emergency department. Already, patients are regularly spending a night or two on stretchers because there are no beds to put them in, Horn said. "MET HAS HAD more people coming to us looking for service than the other hospitals because of the large population in the east end of the city." Horn maintains that Met, which has a budget of $58 million, is an efficiently run hospital that is suffering because it has no fat to trim and fewer sources of private funding than hospitals like Grace and Hotel Dieu, which are owned by religious groups. He said he agrees with the ministry's attempts to focus on trying to prevent health problems and changing the public's expectations of health care. "The problem is we can't fall into that mode fast enough because the money is running out faster," Horn said. Harding bares all- Continued from A3 Ryall. Entry forms are available at First Choice salons around the city or from the Centennial committee offices in the YMCA building on Pelissier Street. Deadline is Dec. 31. There is a $10 fee, and entrants must be clean shaven. Judging will take place July 1. Harding can expect some pretty tough competition, said Star advertising salesman and beard-growing-contest veteran Terry Cassidy, who was next in line for a shave. When Essex held its Centennial in 1983, there were some 75 entrants, including Cassidy, who won the first of his three beard contest prizes that year. As for Harding, he stared at his reflection in the mirror after the final strokes of Andari's straight razor removed the remaining stubble from his chin. "Who is it?" he asked. "I feel as naked as a baby. . . ." And when will he start cultivating his hirsute chin for the contest? "I think I'm going to start growing it back right now." Pension delays put older workers- Continued from A3 commission couldn't be reached Wednesday. The commission stopped the pension payouts in March because it hadn't approved them. The remaining 20 per cent of the pensions still has to be recovered from the company. KELSEY WORKERS who retired before the company closed have been getting their pensions all along. Pensions for the 350 younger workers are tied up, but they won't be able to spend any of their pension money until they reach retirement age. So the CAW has been concentrating on getting pensions to people who can use the money. The union is trying to get pensions for about 400 older workers from eight closed plants. Another 800 younger workers still have their pensions tied up at various stages of the wind-up process. . Thirty-six former Wickes Manufacturing workers who were 55 or older at the time of the plant's closure last year have recently qualified for the Program for Older Worker Adjustment, which provides them with 70 per cent of their unemployment benefits until they reach retirement age. Renaud said the union is trying to qualify about 70 older Kelsey workers for the program. THE MONEY FROM the program could be combined with their partial pensions, up to a maximum of about $1,-250 a month, he said. The older worker program is for people who have little hope of getting another job. For Beaugrand, the search for work has been a humiliating and frustrating experience. When he applies for jobs, employers laugh at him, he said. "It's something like a joke. They can't tell you it's because of your age, but that's why." Continued from Al crowd when he confessed his feet weren't cold. " "Mine are freezing," Anderson said. "Keeping the feet warm is the hardest part." Mantha describes himself as a diehard Lions fan, but said nine hours in sub- zero weather may change his loyalties next year. "The Miami Dolphins are looking really attractive right now." At about five minutes past 10 a.m., the two disappeared through the revolving doors. A few minutes later, they appeared, victorious. "We'll be there," cheered the two in unison as they clutched 13 tickets between them. "And the friends we got tickets for owe us big time for this one." JUST BEHIND Mantha and1 Anderson, a few other Windsor residents waited their turn. "I've been here since 2:30 this morning," said Shawn Cassidy, who's body lay hidden under several layers of clothing and a sleeping bag. "I may look warm but it's deceiving because I'm cold, real cold." 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