Times Colonist from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on October 5, 2003 · 1
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Sunday, October 5, 2003
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MONITOR I SECTION D BOOK ART FOR KIDS SAYOM TO STRESS THE EDUCATION OF CHRISTY CLARK r Ifh . J I Mil-1 y , lb- Times Sunday October 5 2003 'Despicable attack kills 19 in Israel Retaliation swift after bomber strikes on eve of Yom Kippur By Peter Enav The Associated Press HAIFA, Israel A Palestinian woman wrapped in explosives blew herself up Saturday inside a seaside restaurant popular with both Arabs and Jews, killing 19 bystanders, including four children. The bombing prompted new calls for Israel to act on threats to expel Palestinian President Yasser Arafat. Hours later, Israeli helicopters fired missiles at an empty home near the beach in Gaza City, and at a house belonging to an Islamic Jihad leader in the Boureij refugee camp in central Gaza, witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. . The lunchtime suicide attack, which wounded at least 55, ended nearly a month of relative calm. One of the deadliest in three years of violence, the bombing came on the Jewish Sabbath and a day before the start of Yom Kippur, the (Mb Former privacy commissioner George Radwanski says his management style is no harsher than Paul Martin's. Peter J. ThompsonCanWest News Service By David Vienneau CanWest News Service ' TORONTO Disgraced former privacy commissioner George Radwanski denies his tenure was marked by a "reign of terror" and protests his aggressive management style is no harsher than that of Paul Martin, the prime minister in waiting. "Yes, I could be tough, but never vicious or cruel," he told Global Sunday in an exclusive interview to be broadcast today at 5:30 p.m. on BCTV. Radwanski agreed to break his silence on Saturday after the auditor Li l m r mi w mIi il -nit ii mi t holiest day of the Jewish calendar. U.S. President George W. Bush, who has opposed Arafat's expulsion, condemned "the despicable attack" and said Palestinian authorities must take responsibility for stopping terrorism. Arafat supporters appealed for international intervention to guarantee his safety. !, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon called his advisers for an emergency meeting Saturday evening, and the helicopter attacks happened shortly after. "The world will have to accept our decisions," Ehud Olmert, Israel's vice-prime minister said before the meeting. The Gaza house targeted by the helicopters belonged to the Kanita family, one of Gaza's largest, but had been empty for a long time. The Kanita family has members in all the main Palestinian groups, including the violent Hamas and Islamic Jihad, Palestinians said. Please see Israel, A2 f- AO"-'" t 1; general conducted a special audit into his former office. She reported the scope of abuses, cronyism, extravagance and misuse of taxpayers' funds was beyond her "wildest dreams." Fraser also asked the RCMP to investigate Radwanski's spending habits. The scathing audit released last week was undertaken at the request of a House of Commons committee, which in the spring found Radwanski and a senior member of his staff had gallivanted around the globe at great public expense, spending tens of thousands of dollars, with little to show for it. Please see Radwanski, A2 Tears in L Cpl. Dan Matthews of North York, Ont., breaks down during memorial services in Kabul Saturday for two soldiers killed in an explosion. Stephen ThorneCanadian Press Soldiers say farewell to fallen comrades By Matthew Fisher CanWest News Service KABUL Teary-eyed soldiers of the Parachute Company of the Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group saluted Sgt. Robert Short and Master Cpl. Robbie Beerenfenger for the last time on Saturday as their two fallen comrades began the long journey home to Canada aboard a German Luftwaffe transport aircraft. Bagpipes skirled a sad lament and final prayers were spoken moments earlier as the flag-draped coffins of the Royal Canadians, who were killed when their jeep struck a landmine on Thursday, were driven past a NATO honour guard and rolled on to the C-1 60 Transall. As well as the flags, the top of the metal caskets were adorned with the Colonist Kabul troopers' berets and the fronts carried small signs indicating their names, ranks and service numbers. Short's identity tag was stuck to his coffin by a small, ornamental hockey puck carrying the logo of his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. Among the most poignant moments at the airport was when French troops that are also part of the NATO-led International Security and Assistance Force slow-marched onto the tarmac, singing a dirge. The bodies of Short and Beerenfenger were to arrive in Trenton, Ont., today, where the soldiers were to be honoured by Prime Minister Jean Chretien, Defence Minister John McCallum and other dignitaries. Please see Farewell, A2 Heartbreak for families, A3 Victoria, British Columbia Vanished children, endless heartache To lose a child in any way would be terrible, but to have them just disappear one day must be particularly devastating. I heard it in Crystal Dunahee's voice a couple of days ago when I asked her about Michael, missing for 12 years now and not a moment of it free of his memory. "It's always out there," she says. "I see kids the age of Michael when he disappeared and it brings it JODY PATERSON back, or I see his friends and they're all grown up. He. was just about to start kindergarten when it happened and now he's due to graduate this June, and that's something I'm having to deal with right now." Jack and Dorothy Aspinall have been waiting for 50 years for word of their four-year-old son Ronnie, last seen waiting on a Prince George sidewalk in 1953 for his dad to arrive home from work. The parents of David Michael Borer are still waiting 14 years after their eight-year-old son went missing in Willow, Alaska. Here in Sidney, Judy Peterson has been waiting since 1993 to find out what happened to her daughter. Lindsey Nicholls, just 14 when she "disappeared off the face of the Earth" from a Comox Valley road. For Clayton and Jocelan Adkens, it's been two years; their 17-year-old daughter Jesokah vanished from the side of the road near Saseenos elementary in Sooke right around this time of year. Please see Vanished, A2 Illusionist Roy critical after tiger attack, A3 INDEX & WEATHER BOOKS D8 CAPITAL CI CLASSIFIED CS COLOUR COMICS B5 COMMENT D2.D3 CROSSWORDS B12 ENTERTAINMENT Bl HOROSCOPE LIFE MONITOR OBITUARIES SOCIAL PAGE SPORTS TELEVISION Bll B9 . 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