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 9, 1996

Boss Kept Bobby's Sacking from Board; EX-CHIEF BLASTS SECRET DECISION
Under-fire Ross County supremo Roy MacGregor last night faced a boardroom revolt for sacking boss Bobby Wilson. MacGregor claimed every director on the 10-man board had been consulted about the decision. But ousted chairman Hector MacLennan stormed:...
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Cleaner Left Diabetic Lad Dying on Floor; He Lay for 2 Days
A Diabetic student died after being ignored by a cleaner who found him slumped in his room. Brilliant Andrew Reid, 18, who had just started a medical degree at Edinburgh University, was in a coma. The alarm was finally raised two days after he...
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DINNIE MAKE ME PICK A WINNER!; Dodds Agony over Play-Off Mates
Billy Dodds won't dare predict a play-off winner on Sunday ... because he's terrified to come off the fence. Doddsy will sweat it out at Firhill on Sunday as Partick Thistle and Dundee United battle for a Premier League slot. But the Aberdeen...
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Don't League Me Out
Alan Tait last night begged SRU chiefs to revive his Scotland career. The Leeds ace is switching back to union next season - after eight years in big- time rugby league. Tait was capped eight times before turning pro and wants his place back....
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Ewing Grahame Hits You between the Eyes; Don't Call Me Gary Who
Not many world champions could walk down Sauchiehall Street without being noticed. Glasgow-born Gary Murray can - and it hurts! Now the Capetown-based WBU welterweight champ is fighting to be known not only in Scotland - but all over the world....
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Final Poser Has Fergie Cole-Axed
Alex Ferguson faces a double cup final selection headache and admits: I haven't a clue what to do. Manchester United's title grabbing gaffer must decide in the next 48 hours whether to AXE pounds 7million striker Andy Cole at Wembley on Saturday....
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Gordon Brown; It's Kohl Comfort for Euro Jobless
Here in Germany, an unprecedented four million people are out of work. The home of Europe's post-war economic miracle is now facing its biggest unemployment crisis for a generation. And economic insecurity is the biggest headache for Germans....
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Gord Taylor-Made to Hit the Jackpot; SHERRY CASHES IN
Gordon Sherry looked like a million dollars yesterday as he struck his first shot in pro golf. Now the 6ft 8in former amateur takes the first step towards trying to EARN his first million. He tees off in the pounds 80,000 Gillespie's SPGA Championship...
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Hypnotist Drove Me Madonna; Cathy Can't Stop Copying Pop Queen
Spellbound Cathy Featherstone can't stop acting like Madonna after being hypnotised at a hen night. The 20-year-old burst into song in a BANK QUEUE as customers and staff watched in disbelief. And Cathy says she has started copying the Material...
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It's Just Great to Know We Are Not Alone
Little Darryl McLachlan's face lights up with joy as he bursts into life with his mum and sister. He can't see them, but he can hear the shrieks of laughter. And although it is hard to believe, fun-loving six-year-old Darryl is dying. But...
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I've Built a Team Starring Michael Laudrup from the Rubble of a Killer Earthquake; EXCLUSIVE: THE SCOTS BOSS WHO IS A REAL 'J' FORCE IN JAPAN
Stuart Baxter has pulled off the transfer coup every Scots manager dreams of - by signing superstar Michael Laudrup. The little-known Fifer has convinced Real Madrid's millionaire pin-up to join him next season at Japanese club Vissel Kobe. And...
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Judge's Blast from Bench at Forsyth; Trial Outburst at Get-Tough Tory
A senior judge took a surprise swipe at Scots Secretary Michael Forsyth yesterday. Lord Prosser hit out at "childish general utterances" about jailing people. It is the latest round in the war of words between Scotland's judges and the Government....
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Lesbian Granny in Bid to Keep Tot
A lesbian has been given custody of her grandson after a bitter battle with her own daughter. And last night she said: "I'll fight to keep him. Just because I'm gay doesn't mean I can't look after him." She has interim custody of the 15-month-old...
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London's Burning for Tel
Terry Venables is set to throw Darren Anderton and Tony Adams straight back into England action against Hungary next week. Spurs winger Anderton has been on the casualty list since last summer while Adams has been out since January. But the London...
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McCANN: CELTS MAY QUIT THE TOP 10; Fergus Breakaway Blast
Celtic supremo Fergus McCann last night hinted his club could be ready to QUIT the Scottish League. The shock comment came as McCann took a swipe at the state of our football. And he also said that IRISH teams could be brought in to bolster our...
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Movies
movie 12 MONKEYS BRUCE WILLIS, MADELEINE STOWE. DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM Complex sci-fi thriller in which Willis might be a time traveller, trying to discover why a planet-destroying virus was released. Or he might simply be completely off...
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MOVIES; Squall of the Wild
Anchors away - and so is most of the mast and the rigging and the crew in this sea saga. Skipper Jeff Bridges takes a crew of bronzed teenagers on a coming of age cruise in White Squall (12). The dream voyage turns into a nightmare in the drama,...
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NOW LAT'S WHAT WE CALL MUSIC; Exclusive the Record Joins Midge Ure as He Gets a Hero's Welcome in Latvia
Midge Ure nearly choked when he took a phone call from a fan - and discovered it was the President of Latvia on the line. The Scots pop millionaire was gobsmacked to hear that President Guntis Ulmanis is his No 1 fan. He was even more amazed...
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Off the Record; Born to Be Mild
Scots rockers The Gyres entered rock and roll's Hall of Infamy when they trashed a hotel room. But the band insist: "We're nice guys, really." Fined by an Aberdeen court, the hotel stunt left them out of pocket by pounds 1000. But despite...
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PM Sees Devo Blitz as Key to Survival; Scots Tories at Aberdeen
Prime Minister John Major has come to Scotland with a warning - devolution will lead to disaster. He said a Scottish parliament would lead to the break-up of the United Kingdom. Speaking on BBC Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland programme...
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POP; A Star in Her Eyes
The star-gazing mum of Take That's manager has to be the ultimate pop picker - spotting a star-to-be by reading tea leaves. Pop svengali Nigel Martin Smith placed his faith in the old dear's prediction from the bottom of a tea cup. For he bumped...
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Pounds 500 Insult for Mother Stabbed 14 Times by Psycho; Cash Won't Cover Fares to Hospital
A young mum stabbed 14 times by a psycho soldier has been given just pounds 500 compensation. Victim Kay Harper yesterday branded the interim award "insulting". Kay, 29, almost died after squaddie Norman MacKay stabbed her while she was working...
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Scotland's Top Pets Page; Your Cat Could Snap Up a Prize
These days pet owners have a host of competitions they can enter. Now there's a Cat Show with a difference - it's to raise funds for the Falkirk-based Cat Register and Rescue. No cats will be present, only their photographs for their Sixth Annual...
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SHELL-SHOCKED; Lovesick Pet Suzie Pines for Her Heinz
Sad Suzie the tortoise feels like cracking up - because she's pining for her missing mate. Callous thieves have made off with her long-term tortoise partner Heinz. Shell-shocked Suzie has been moping ever since and can't lay her eggs. The...
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Switch on!; Pick of the Box
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: The terrible twosome - Edina (Jennifer Saunders) and Patsy (Joanna Lumley, right) - head off to north Africa for a photo- shoot. Reluctantly, they agree that Saffron (Julia Sawalha) can come on the trip. BBC1, 9.30pm THE...
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The Net; Monkey Business
There will come a time when Film Nineteen-Canteen disappears forever and, with it, Bazzer. And why not? The reason is simple. Some 90 per cent of films are from Hollywood and only reach the UK six months after their US debut. Access to the US...
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The Voice of Scotland; Sick Society
In one day's news I read of the Tasmanian massacre, a young girl dying in a fight, a court hearing of five girls watching another being tortured and a film called Kids about under-age sex. Surely by now we must do something to correct our society....
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Tory MP Cheats on Wife with a Blonde Violinist; They Share Four-Poster
The Tories have been rocked by another sex scandal on the eve of their Scottish conference. MP Rupert Allason was caught cheating on his wife with a blonde violinist 19 years his junior. Spy writer Allason, 44, and 25-year-old stunner Jane Burgess...
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VIDEO; Watch out for the Sub-Plot
There's much macho posturing in the boy's own sub-marine adventure Crimson Tide (15, Buena Vista). Taking two characters in conflict and locking them up in a confined space is an old movie favourite to make sure the sparks fly. In this case,...
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Why I'll Never Take My Kit Off!
Dreamboat Andy Garcia has revealed his biggest nightmare ... to see himself naked on screen. The 40-year-old has turned on his Latin charms in movies such as The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables and When A Man Loves A Woman. But the only...
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