Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)

A daily newspaper serving the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Stories cover current events, business, politics, entertainment, and sports at the local level, with select stories of national and international significance included as well. Sports stories report heavily on Celtic and Ranger football clubs.

Articles from May 22, 2000

1000 JOBS BUT NO ONE TRAINED TO FILL THEM; Council to Groom New Deal Candidates
THE New Deal is giving hundreds of jobless Scots a raw deal. Edinburgh City Council have almost 1000 vacancies but the long-term unemployed aren't being recruited because they can't meet the council standards. Between September 1998 and February...
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20,000 Calls for Tyson Fight at Hampden? It's Been More like 200; BOXING HYPE: STADIUM DENIES TALES OF HUGE DEMAND FOR TICKETS
FURY mounted yesterday over Jack Straw's role in the Tyson scandal as Hampden admitted demand for fight tickets had been hyped out of all proportion. The National Stadium has taken only a handful of calls from fans inquiring about tickets to see...
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70 % Backing Keep the Clause
DONALD Dewar is heading for a crushing defeat in the referendum on Clause 28. With hours to go, ballot returns show 70 per cent of Scots want to keep the law banning the promotion of homosexuality in schools. More than 1,200,000 voting slips...
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Barbara Dies at 98
THE world's favourite romantic novelist, Barbara Cartland, died in her sleep yesterday aged 98. Her son Ian described her as "larger than life and a legend in her own time". He added: "She touched people around the world and wrote wonderful books...
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British Menare Asnore in Bed
BRITISH women know how to let their hair down in bed - but they find their men are crashing bores. A new report into bedroom secrets shows UK women are more liberal-minded than most. But 60 per cent see UK men as unadventurous fumblers in bed,...
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CAN WE EVER SCRAP NUCLEAR BOMBS?; the 'Big Five' Have Agreed to Destroy Their Nuclear Arms but Message from the Experts Is: 'Don't Hold Your Breath'
AT first glance, it seems to be the most historic announcement since the end of the Cold War. The five most powerful nations on Earth, in an apparent commitment to ever-lasting peace, have agreed to destroy their entire arsenal of nuclear weapons....
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Chandler Car Prang Leaves Home in Ruins
FRIENDS star Matthew Perry narrowly escaped serious injury in a car crash. Perry, who plays sarcastic Chandler in the hit TV sitcom, smashed his pounds 75,000 Porsche into a house. He had only just been released from hospital after being treated...
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Football: DUMPED JUST A HEARTBEAT FROM EUROPE; JAM AND BLAST: BRAVE WELL STUN THE CHAMPIONS BUT THEY WON'T NEED THEIR PASSPORTS EXCEPT FOR SUMMER HOLIDAYS
MOTHERWELL 2 RANGERS 0 MOTHERWELL proved their Euro credentials against a Rangers side expected to do well in the Champions League next season. But in the end the brave Fir Park side cruelly discovered they will sit on Europe's sidelines next...
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Football: I'll Find out What's Up with Zero Once I Know What He's Saying
DUNDEE 0 ABERDEEN 2 EBBE SKOVDAHL tried to play down the controversial substitution of Hicham Zerouali after Aberdeen warmed up for Saturday's Scottish Cup Final against Rangers with a 2-0 win at Dundee. The Moroccan was clearly angry after being...
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Football: James Hailed as England No.1
ASTON VILLA boss John Gregory hailed calamity keeper David James as England's top shot-stopper. Gregory leaped to the defence of his under-fire No.1 whose second-half blunder handed Chelsea the FA Cup. He is furious that the 29-year-old's reputation...
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Football: Killie End Up with Another Cliffhanger
KILMARNOCK 3 ST JOHNSTONE 2 A LONG, hard, mostly disappointing campaign for Killie was brought to a close in some style by the Ayrshire side. Almost. Their ability to surrender seemingly unassailable leads was again in evidence, leaving...
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Football: Let's Hope Our Cup Final Isn't as Bad as This; POOR SHOW: CHELSEA GOAL HERO DI MATTEO GRABS ANOTHER PIECE OF HISTORY BUT THE MATCH IS A SAD FAREWELL TO THE TWIN TOWERS
ASTON VILLA 0 CHELSEA 1 ROBERTO DI MATTEO is clearly a man with a sense of history. Three years ago the Italian laid claim to the quickest goal ever scored in an FA Cup Final - his 43rd-second strike laying the foundation for Chelsea's 2-0 win...
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Football: OOH LAR LAR FOR THE BHOYS; Celts Kids Shine as Hero Henrik Returns in Style
CELTIC 2 DUNDEE UTD 0 HENRIK LARSSON returned to a hero's welcome in front of over 47,000 ecstatic Celtic fans at Parkhead yesterday. Sidelined since breaking his leg in that ill-fated UEFA Cup tie in Lyon last October, Larsson sprung off the...
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Football: PREPARE THE JAMBO JET; Derby Triumph Clears Hearts Heroes for Europe Take-Off
HEARTS 2 HIBS 1 A LONG hard season faded away into a long hard night in Gorgie as Hearts celebrated making it into Europe. The Tynecastle men ensured they went business class by doing it for themselves and inflicting a first derby defeat on Hibs...
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Football: WE WERE SPURRED DON TO EUROPE; Happy Jambos' Final Swipe at Well Star
JIM JEFFERIES led Hearts into Europe last night - then put it all down to a favour from the Don. Delighted Jeff could not resist a final dig at Motherwell striker Don Goodman after a 2-1 derby win over Hibs clinched a UEFA Cup slot. The race...
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Golf: Lee's on a High over Tiger Feat
TIGER WOODS bowed to Lee Westwood after the Englishman had beaten him to the pounds 1.6million Deutsche Bank-SAP Open title in Hamburg yesterday. Westwood started the final round two strokes behind the world No.1 and reigning champ but a birdie...
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Grid Iron: World Agony as Claymores Toss It Away
CLAYMORES 30 FRANKFURT 31 SCOTTISH CLAYMORES' World Bowl hopes suffered a severe blow when they lost an enthralling overtime encounter at Murrayfield yesterday by the narrowest of margins. Jim Criner's side failed with a two-point conversion...
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HESTON'S FIRED UP; Acting Legend Urges Gun Fanatics to Carry on Fight for Firearms
AS THOUGH having just blown away the bad guys in his Hollywood heyday, Charlton Heston holds aloft a rifle in triumph. But rather than winning acclaim with this latest pose, the veteran actor has further angered America's growing anti-gun lobby....
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Horse Racing: ALAIN SENDS WARNING
SENDAWAR, last year's French 2000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes winner, returned as good as ever in the Group One Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp yesterday with an easy three-length defeat of Indian Danehill. The Aga Khan-owned 9-10 fav-ourite,...
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I Couldn't Feel My Feet .. I Said to Matthew: I'm Going to Pass out; Gary Tells of Shock at His Stars in Their Eyes Triumph
STUNNED Stars In Their Eyes winner Gary Mullen almost collapsed into the arms of host Matthew Kelly after romping to victory with nearly a million votes. It was the moment the Scots Freddie Mercury impersonator won the TV talent show after beating...
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I Forgot What an Ordeal Labour Can Be; OH BABY: MUM CHERIE ADMITS LITTLE LEO'S ARRIVAL WAS HARD WORK - THEN NEW ARRIVAL KEEPS HER AND TONY UP ALL NIGHT
PROUD mother Cherie Blair told yesterday how the birth of baby Leo had left her "full of joy" - but exhausted. She admitted: "It is so long since we had our other three children that I had forgotten quite what an ordeal those last few hours of labour...
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I'LL DO HEART SWAPS; Professor in Bid to Reopen Unit
THE man who pioneered heart transplants in Scotland has offered to return to the operating theatre to keep the unit open. Veteran surgeon Professor David Wheatley said: "I would be very happy to do anything necessary, including operating. But...
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I TRIED IN VAIN TO SAVE MAN FROM INFERNO; Student Weeps over Blaze Tragedy
A BRAVE student last night told how he battled in vain to save a neighbour from a horror blaze. Douglas McKinley, who was in his 50s, died when fire tore through his ground floor flat. His daughter Karen, 30, who lives just yards away, watched...
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It's Written in the Stars ... Young Leo Could Be an Eco-Warrior or a Spin Doctor
TONY and Cherie Blair are rightly delighted with the new addition to their family ... and it won't be long before they realise what a big personality little Leo has. Born - like his father - under the steadfast starsign of Taurus, Leo has incredible...
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JUST JOAN; Wife Spent Night with My Brother
Q MY wife has a bit of trouble with the drink. She can go for months without touching even a drop of alcohol, but then she goes on a bender. She says it's just a way of relieving tension and she just needs a good blow out now and then. Until...
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Last 0ueen of Romance; Barbara Cartland, 1901-2000: Life and Times of Woman Who Wrote 723 Love Stories and Became World's Biggest-Selling Writer
DAME Barbara Cartland, was the most prolific writer the world has ever seen. She wrote 723 romantic novels at the rate of almost one every fortnight. And sales of her love stories topped 750million - securing her a place in the Guinness Book...
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Motor Racing: SCHUEY LETS DRIP; Michael the Raining Champ as Slick Show Has McLaren Trailing
RAIN MASTER Michael Schumacher stamped his authority back on the F1 championship race with a convincing win in the European Grand Prix yesterday. Two McLaren wins on the trot had rattled the German but he responded superbly in front of 140,000 of...
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MSP JACKSON SEES LOVECHILD BAPTISED; He Throws Celebration Party
SCOTS MSP Gordon Jackson watched with pride as his lovechild, Timothy, was christened yesterday. Last week, Jackson admitted fathering the baby last year with his long-term lover, Rosemary Guinnane, 36. The Govan MSP was joined by a small group...
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OTR OFF THE RECORD; the Brit Pack
SINGING sensation Britney Spears is paying up to find little clones of herself. The teenage star, who has been voted the world's sexiest woman by female readers of FHM magazine, is funding a summer school in America for budding singers and dancers....
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PICK OF THE BOX; the Secret World of Autism
FACTUAL True Stories: Raising Alexander (Channel 4, 9.00pm) THIS programme is a heart-rending film about the monumental effort made by a family to claim their child back from his secret world of autism. Affecting mainly children, autism...
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PUPILS GO ON RAMPAGE AT TOP PRIVATE SCHOOL; Two Are Expelled over Trashed Room
PUPILS at a top Scottish private school ran amok at the end of their exams. Sixth-year students at George Watson's College in Edinburgh trashed their common room. Two have been kicked out after the destruction which came in the same week as two...
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PUPILS GO ON RAMPAGE AT TOP SCHOOL; Two Get Boot over Vandalism
PUPILS at one of Scotland's top private schools ran amok at the end of their exams. Sixth-year students at George Watson's College in Edinburgh trashed their common room. Two have been kicked out after the destruction which came in the same week...
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Put a Word in for Mums While Daddy Goes Ga-Ga
IT USED to be that women stayed in hospital for a week after the birth of their baby. But it was a frustrating time for many new mothers - and their families - most of whom were desperate to get home. As long as there are no complications, there...
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QUEEN OF THE ROAD DRIVEN MAD BY DVLA; Trucker's Licence Fight
A SEX-SWAP trucker is fighting to win back her driving licence. Susan Watson, formerly James MacDonald, has accused the Driving Vehicle Licensing Agency of "deliberate sex discrimination". The 52-year-old ex-lorry driver has waited more than...
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RECORD BUSINESS: Drawing on Experience; A Family Firm Help Create a Mini Jobs Boom as They Lay the Foundations for New Businesses
WHEN Billy Russell began his printing company in his kitchen 26 years ago, little did he know his firm would one day diversify into construction. But when the opportunity arose, the canny businessman grabbed it and the result is a new company and...
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RECORD BUSINESS: Helping Hand on Road to Success
THE South Lanarkshire Business Venture Fund is designed to help new and existing businesses climb the ladder to success. Set up in November 1996 by South Lanarkshire Council and its public/private sector partners, the fund has helped to create 124...
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RECORD BUSINESS: Signs of Approval; Print Firm on Track for a Colourful Future, Thanks to a Little Help from South Lanarkshire Council
ONLY a stone's throw from the M74, the staff at Owen Pilling Graphics are used to seeing their handiwork go roaring past them. As the fleet vehicle graphics supplier to household names such as Tesco, Barr and Wiseman, their artwork is regularly...
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Scaling Down His Work but the Show Still Goes on for PM Tony
TONY Blair will be scaling down his political workload - for the time being. The PM has ruled out taking formal paternity leave, arguing it's not possible because of his job. But he has promised to slash his hours to help Cherie with their new...
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Straw Blimey; Busting Out: TV Presenter Ulrika Is Glad She's Expecting Again
RADIANT and relaxed as she frolics around in the straw, Ulrika Jonsson's joy at being pregnant is captured on film. These stunning images of the 32-year-old blonde television presenter were taken by David Bailey shortly after she discovered she...
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The Height of Luxury; Bid for a Break and Help Buy Ben Nevis
WE'RE asking everyone to give a little something to help our Buy Ben Nevis Appeal. And the response in our first week has been completely over the top. Among our generous callers was Bill Smith, of Bridge of Allan, Stirlingshire. And his 'little...
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There's Another Boy in the World; Free Teddies, a House in the Country and Holidays with a Princess in Tuscany
THE BLAIRS' STORYAS baby Leo Blair settles into his new Downing Street home he can look forward to a life of considerable privilege. He had his first taste of his family's special status when he was whisked home to Downing Street in the comfort...
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There's Another Boy in the World; Those Were Tony Blair's First Words on the Birth of Leo - Born on the Same Day, Neil MacLeod's Life Will Be Different
THE MACLEODS' STORY TONY BLAIR and Alasdair MacLeod's baby sons may have been born within five minutes of each other, but their lifestyles will be a million miles apart. Yesterday, Bernice MacLeod, 33, and baby Neil, also named after one of his...
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THE SPY WHO SHAMED US; OUT: Uni Team Axe for Scots Professor Unmasked as MI6 Agent
A SCOTS professor has been dumped from the Lockerbie trial briefing unit after he was unmasked as a top MI6 spy. Andrew Fulton volunteered to co-ordinate the Glasgow University team, who are briefing the world's press on Scots law. The unit is...
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VOICE OF SCOTLAND; Trouble in the Air
THE Government must reconsider its plans to privatise air traffic control after the near miss involving two planes at Heathrow. Air traffic controllers are under enough pressure at the moment without bringing in a private company to oversee operations,...
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WEEKEND; Gary's Fine Mercury Was Too Hot for the Rest
STARS IN THEIR EYES (ITV) HIS chosen song was It's A Kind Of Magic ... and Scot Gary Mullen cast a spell over Stars In Their Eyes. The computer salesman from Glasgow had all the right moves as Freddie Mercury - and was the clear, deserving champion...
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Words of Wisdom
Dame Barbara came out with memorable comments over the years. They include: "There is no point in wearing arty-crafty clothes if you don't look good in them. Women should wear pretty clothes and look like women. Why must they try to be men?" ...
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