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98th YEAR NO. 112                                                                             TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006                                                                                        $1.00


                                                       Home again
                                                                                                                                              Inco,Falco
                                                                                                                                              execs push
                                                                                                                                              for local
                                                                                                                                              merger
                                                                                                                                              Fending off rival                  launched a hostile $17.8-bil-
                                                                                                                                                                                 lion takeover bid for Inco on
                                                                                                                                                                                 the condition Inco abandon
                                                                                                                                              bids best for                      the deal with Falconbridge.
                                                                                                                                                                                    On Monday, Inco Chief
                                                                                                                                              Sudbury Basin                      Executive Officer Scott Hand
                                                                                                                                                                                 said he had no intention of
                                                                                                                                                   BY ROB O’FLANAGAN             dropping the Falconbridge
                                                                                                                                                      The Sudbury Star           deal. Instead, he re-asserted it
                                                                                                                                                                                 was the best possible deal for
                                                                                                                                                Rival suitors eager to break     shareholders of the two com-
                                                                                                                                              up the courtship between           panies and would generate
                                                                                                                                              Inco and Falconbridge will         $390 million US in savings,
                                                                                                                                              have to pay a much heavier         particularly through the uni-
                                                                                                                                              price as of this week.             fication of Sudbury Basin
                                                                                                                                                The proposed marriage of         operations.
                                                                                                                                              the two companies seems
                                                                                                                                              more secure than it was last
                                                                                                                                   CP PHOTO   week, but both remain attrac-
Canada’s Gov. Gen. Michaelle Jean holds a news conference overlooking the city of Port-au-Prince Haiti as she tours the capi-                 tive to mining companies           “People who hold
tal of her native country Monday. Impoverished Haiti can become a better place if people change their mindset about how                       anxious to expand.                 shares are guessing.”
things should be done, Jean said in a speech to business people.                                                                                A mining analyst says a
                                                                                                                                              more potent “poison pill”
                                                                                                                                              attached to the failure of the                 Laurentian University
                                                                                                                                              proposed merger could scare                professor David Robinson



No need to call police: Fraser
                                                                                                                                              hostile bidders away, or at
                                                                                                                                              least give them pause. An            “For Inco’s and Falcon-
                                                                                                                                              economist says the owner-          bridge’s investors, by far, the
                                                                                                                                              ship of Sudbury’s mining           best way to maximize the
                                                                                                                                              camp is going to change dra-       value of their holdings is to
                                                                                                                                              matically, whether Inco buys       join the companies together,”
                                                                         the rules have been ignored,      of the registry has improved       Falconbridge or not.               Hand said Monday during a
Auditor general’s gun registry                                           noted Fraser, pointing out        since then.                          Over the weekend, Inco           conference       call     with
                                                                         seven similar incidents in           Fraser said there were          raised its offer for Falcon-       investors. “This is the right
report will be released today                                            recent years.
                                                                           She advised opposition MPs
                                                                                                           “important inaccuracies” in
                                                                                                           the details of the story, lead-
                                                                                                                                              bridge to $19 billion, a strik-
                                                                                                                                              ing increase from the original
                                                                                                                                                                                 deal, with the right com-
                                                                                                                                                                                 pany.”
                                                                         irate at the latest leak to       ing her to believe the infor-      offer of $12 billion made last       Robinson said the only cer-
  OTTAWA (CP) — Auditor              RCMP,” Fraser told the Com-         direct their questions to the     mation was obtained verbally,      fall. It represents the largest    tainty at this point is Falcon-
General Sheila Fraser isn’t          mons public accounts com-           Conservative government,          rather than from a printed         takeover deal in the history       bridge shareholders stand to
happy some of her findings           mittee on Monday.                   which has announced an            copy of the report.                of the Canadian mining             make lots of money.
about the federal gun registry         “Rather there has been a          internal investigation.              The auditor general sparked     industry.                            “People who hold shares
were leaked to the media, but        breach of the government              At issue are reports last       a furor with an earlier study in     Laurentian University’s          are guessing right now,” he
she and her officials see no         security policy.”                   week that predicted Fraser’s      2002 that predicted the long-      David Robinson said the offer      said. “They are trying to
need to call in the police.            That policy says auditor          report would offer fresh evi-     gun registration system for        will likely have to be sweet-      guess where the best deal is
  “In our opinion there has          general’s reports are confiden-     dence the Liberals hid the        rifles and shotguns would          ened again before any deal is      and whether to withhold
been no breach of the law            tial until tabled in Parlia-        true cost of the gun registry     reach a cumulative cost of $1      done.                              shares because it might drive
that would require us to             ment.                               for years — but would also        billion over its first decade in     Last week, Vancouver-            them up.
report the incident to the             But this isn’t the first time     conclude that management          operation.                         based       Teck     Cominco                       See MERGER/A2




Paramedics feted like TV heroes
   BY HEATHER HODDINOTT             lege to be nominated,” said             After his courageous battle     that brought ambulances to
       For The Sudbury Star         Kadwell, an advanced care            with cancer, the Leonce            Sudbury back in 1952.)
                                    paramedic.                           Seguin Memorial Award was            Kadwell said over the years,
  As a boy, Paul Kadwell was           “It goes right back to the        established to honour local        paramedics have taken on
inspired by the classic televi-     show Emergency. I think if           paramedics who exemplify           more responsibility. As a
sion show, Emergency.               you talk to any paramedic my         dedication to continued pro-       result, they can now adminis-
  So much so that, as an            age, that is probably the most       fessional development and          ter adrenaline, provide air-
adult, he became a para-            common reason (for becom-            lifelong learning.                 way management, treat car-
medic.                              ing one).”                              Kadwell has been a para-        diac arrest and initiate IV.
  “It’s a job where you show           On Monday, the City of            medic for 21 years, while            Also, through technology,
up and do it, and when it is        Greater Sudbury honoured             Gauthier has 38 years of expe-     paramedics are much better at
all over and done, that is          Kadwell and Leo Gauthier for         rience.                            getting to the scene with their                                             JOHN LAPPA/THE SUDBURY STAR
when you reflect about your         their outstanding achievements          Both have seen many             new GPS-like computer, using      Greater Sudbury paramedics Paul Kadwell (left) and Leo
day,” Kadwell said Monday,          and dedication to their jobs.        changes in their profession.       a program that displays a map     Gauthier were recognized for their service and achieve-
while picking up the Leonce            Leonce Seguin was a Sud-          When they started out, an          on a laptop computer to show      ments at a ceremony at Tom Davies Square on Monday.
Seguin Memorial Award.              bury paramedic who led by            ambulance resembled a              them how to get to any            Kadwell received the Leonce Seguin Memorial Award for his
  “I was honoured to receive        example and was an inspira-          hearse. (Ironically, it was        address in the city.              dedication to continued professional development and life-
this award and it was a privi-      tion to his colleagues.              Lougheed’s Funeral Homes                             See HEROES/A2   long learning and Gauthier for his 38 years of active service.



Index                                                         Weather Forecast                           Quote of the day                           Smile of the day                      thesudburystar.com

BUSINESS                   B5   OBITUARIES               A9                 Today: Variably cloudy       “You are out there helping people           How do you make a milk-
CANADA                     A6   OPINION/LETTERS    A10, A11                 High: 21       Low: 10
CLASSIFIEDS            B7, B8   ONTARIO                  A5                                              every day, though people aren’t             shake?
                                                                            Tomorrow: Cloudy with rain
COMICS/CROSSWORD           B6   SPORTS               B1-B4                  High: 21      Low: 7         always happy to see you ...”                You take it to a scary movie!
GREATER SUDBURY        A2-A4    TV LISTINGS              A8                 Thursday: Cloudy with rain
LIFE & HOMES               A7   WHAT’S ON                A8
                                                                                                                                                                         — anonymous
                                                                            High: 19        Low: 6                 — Greater Sudbury paramedic
MOVIE LISTINGS             A8   WORLD                   A12                                                                                                        Send your Smile to
                                                                       Weather map on Page B4                                     Paul Kadwell          editorial@thesudburystar.com




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