The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

A Unionist newspaper published daily in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Articles cover current events, politics, and sports from around Northern Ireland and the UK.

Articles from November 5, 1998

Angel of Mercy in Flood Battle
AN Ulster woman is desperately trying to save lives as the death toll climbs in the storm-ravaged Central American country of Honduras. Co Tyrone woman Sally O'Neill, who was caught up in hurricane Mitch, is working around the clock to distribute...
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Council Launches Initiative for Jobs
BELFAST City Council yesterday launched a major initiative to encourage everyone to take a fresh look at its jobs and opportunities. Under the headline Opportunities for Everyone, the city council is reinforcing its reputation as a fair employer...
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Cricket: Waringstown Set for Real Cup Tester
NCU vice-president Roy Harrison had to literally hold his hand up yesterday and take full responsibility for sending Waringstown to Strangford Road for their first match in next season's Deloitte & Touche Cup. The Waringstown veteran who played...
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Eire TV to Remember War Dead
NEXT week will herald an historic TV first for the people of Eire as state broadcaster RTE turns its attention to what it terms "the greatest case of collective amnesia in modern Irish history", Eire's involvement in the First World War. It will...
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Football: Advocaat Defends Amoruso
DICK Advocaat yesterday launched a passionate defence of Rangers skipper Lorenzo Amoruso on the eve of the vital UEFA Cup tie against Bayer Leverkusen. The Italian defender has come under fire from the Ibrox supporters following a series of indifferent...
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Football: Gunners off Target; DYNAMO KIEV 3 ARSENAL 1
INJURY-JINXED Arsenal were finally taken apart by Dynamo Kiev here in the rain-sodden Ukrainian capital and slipped from top to bottom in Group E of the Champions' League after suffering their first defeat. Arsene Wenger's Double-winners were without...
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Football: I Won't Change Says Ince
PAUL Ince has vowed not to change his confrontational style on the pitch - and hinted he may appeal against his sending-off in Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Valencia. The midfielder, given his marching orders in injury time along with Steve McManaman...
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Football: Laudrup Plans Danish Downfall
CHELSEA striker Brian Laudrup insists he will be doing his utmost to knock Copenhagen out of the Cup Winners' Cup tonight - even if that means causing disappointment to potential team-mates. Laudrup has revealed his determination to leave London...
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Football: Magic Macca Keeps `Em Guessing
LIVERPOOL will continue to hold talks with Steve McManaman to try to avoid an auction for the Anfield and England star. The 26 year-old winger was the centre of attention on Liverpool's UEFA Cup trip to Valencia and both Real Madrid and Barcelona...
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Football: Robbo Sounds Warning with Schwarzer Deal
MIDDLESBROUGH boss Bryan Robson has sent a hands-off message to clubs after tying up goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer until 2005. The Australian international has signed a record six-and-a-half year contract which will keep him at the Riverside Stadium...
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Football: United Run Riot!; MANCHESTER UTD 5 BRONDBY 0
SURELY not even Alex Ferguson could find fault with this five- star performance? Two weeks ago in Copenhagen the Manchester United manager felt his side's play had been sloppy and careless as they trounced the Danish champions 6-2. But there...
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Hurricane Woman Is Found after Six Days
AN OFFICER on board a Royal Navy warship, yesterday, described the rescue of a woman six days after she was washed 50 miles out to sea by Hurricane Mitch. Lieutenant Commander Mark Folwell said the woman, believed to be in her thirties, had been...
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Hyde Park Bomber Freed from Prison; Provo's Release Attacked
AN IRA terrorist jailed for his part in the 1982 Hyde Park bombing was yesterday released from the Maze Prison. Danny McNamee walked free as part of the release scheme set up under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. He had served 12 years...
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Keeping Equality on Agenda for All; PLATFORM: Director of Communications at the Community Relations Council
RAY MULLAN underlines the important work that needs to be done if the Equality Debate is to be successful in addressing the sectarian differences in our community Arguments about equality have been at the very centre of the conflict and political...
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Letter: Promoting the British Culture
As chairman of the Ulster Society I deny in the strongest possible terms that the group has a political stance on the Belfast Agreement of April 10. I would like to make it very clear that the Ulster Society is a cultural and educational organisation...
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Mo Rejects RUC `Orders' Ban
A CONTROVERSIAL proposal that membership of the Loyal Orders should prevent someone from joining the RUC has been given the thumbs-down by the Government. The recommendation was made in a report from the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, which...
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Morning View: A Costly Slip of the Tongue for Sinn Fein
SOONER or later, the cynical abuse of the Irish language as a political weapon was bound to backfire on Sinn Fein. When it did, it was in the neutral territory of Brussels, where the republican party's delegation succeeded in embarrassing everyone...
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Package Unveiled to Boost Role of Family
THE Government yesterday launched its first family policy paper but immediately insisted it was not "lecturing" people about how to live their lives. The document unveiled a raft of measures to shore up families and adult relationships, ranging...
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Premier Hoping for Way Ahead
TONY Blair spoke yesterday of his hopes of achieving a breakthrough in the deadlock over arms decommissioning. He told the Commons at Question Time it was important everyone involved in negotiations felt confident they were dealing with people who...
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Prison Officers Set for Pounds 250,000 Pay-Off Packages
PRISON officers being made redundant because of prisoner releases could receive pay-off deals worth up to pounds 250,000, it was revealed yesterday. Because of the prisoner release scheme, the prison service is scheduled to reduce staff by 1,100...
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Rate Cut Hopes Spark City Surge
BRITAIN'S top companies surged in value by pounds 20 billion yesterday as the stock market rose, helped by hopes the Bank of England will cut interest rates today. The FTSE-100 Index of leading shares ended the day up 119 at 5622.9 although at one...
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Review: Getting the Picture of Jackson's Ulster Roots
ONE of the highlights of this year's Belfast Festival will be a play about Andrew Jackson, the most famous of US Presidents with Ulster roots. In David Pownall's new play Getting the Picture, which will be shown at the Lyric Theatre, the year is...
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Review: Shades of Bright Ideas
MARY McIntyre could surprise and disappoint unless you'd been tuned in by essays on her work. Walk into the Old Museum Arts Centre and so into Gallery One, a church- like space off the cafe. It's blocked off almost by a high black partition. ...
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Royal Carry on for Jittery Leslie; Meeting Queen `like First Night'
ACTOR Leslie Phillips met the Queen yesterday and revealed he was as nervous as on the first night of a performance. At an investiture at Buckingham Palace, the 74-year-old star of the Carry On films received an OBE for services to drama . "It...
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Sinn Fein Talks Its Way into Irish Row; Anger over Euro Outburst
SINN Fein was under fire yesterday after being involved in an unseemly row over the use of the Irish language during the Assembly delegation's fact-finding mission to the European Union. The party clashed with a top EU official at a briefing session...
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Tennis: Red Alert for Henman
YEVGENEY Kafelnikov has no doubts. Tim Henman will face the toughest match of his career when he plays the Russian in the third round of the Paris Indoor Open at the Bercy Stadium today. Kafelnikov was not being threatening nor was he lacking in...
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Tesco Chiefs Face Fury of Carrick Shoppers; Workers Claim Betrayal as Promise of Job Safety Turns Sour
TESCO chiefs faced the wrath of angry shoppers and workers yesterday after it was confirmed one of their stores would close later this month. Over two dozen people protested outside Carrickfergus Town Hall yesterday as Tesco representatives met...
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The Strange Case of the No. 44 Bus; GEOFF HILL on Luxury Breaks in Scotland
In the darkening twilight, the fires were lit in the drawing room. A vase of fresh lilies glowed on the mantlepiece, and a figure could be seen flitting from room to room, straightening a lampshade here and artfully tilting a cushion there. With...
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`The Time Is Right for Queen to Visit Eire'
IRISH President Mary McAleese is set to meet the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on successive days next week. Both presidential engagements will go ahead, with the Duke in Dublin next Tuesday and with the Queen in Belgium a day later, as speculation...
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This Was Not Ron Davies' Finest Hour; Suzanne Breen Is a Journalist with the Irish Times
AT FIRST glance, it's possible to feel sorry for Ron Davies. Entering the House of Commons to make a statement on Monday, he seemed a shadow of his former self. He held his head high and delivered his address in a strong voice but you could tell...
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Your Wheels: All New Aluminium for the Audi A8; Richard Sherriff on Motoring
FOR THE past few years Audi would have you believe it's just that little bit sharper and just that little bit cooler than the average car maker. To a certain extent it's true too. In the first instance because they made the buying public think they...
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Your Wheels: Suzuki's Vitara Comes of Age; Richard Sherriff on Motoring
After a year of unrelenting exposure to off road and sports utility vehicles, we're finally getting to the time of year when having one around one might actually be handy. Unfortunately, Your Wheels has spent this week with a schizophrenic GTi, but...
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