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Johnson back from national competition

She may not have walked away a finalist but Annissa Johnson still had fun and learned a lot at the Miss Hawaiian Tropic national competition in Laval, Que. on Sunday.

The competition was stiff as Johnson, who won the regional contest here last month, had to vie against 130 contestants, many of whom were from Quebec.

“The language was a real barrier,” she noted yesterday.

ITS gets new owner

Manager of International Travel Services here for the past four years, Pat Herr recently became its new owner after buying the business from Dr. Robert and Margaret Lidkea and George and Bev Mylenchuk.

“Officially, the deal was done on May 7 but it only got through the banks and the lawyers about two weeks ago,” she noted last Thursday.

Mill talks remain at standstill

No new talks are slated between Abitibi-Consolidated and the Communications, Energy, and Papermakers union as the strike moves into its 10th week.

In fact, CEP administrative vice-president Cecil Makowski, who will be in town today and tomorrow morning, said there has been no further communications between the two sides.

Outflow drop to affect mill power

Dropping output levels on Rainy Lake will decrease the mill’s ability to create power at its dams but it isn’t known yet by how much.

Bob Anderson, communications officer with Boise Cascade in International Falls, expected to know next week what impact the possible one-third reduction in outflow from Rainy Lake will have on its power-creating abilities.