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 August 21, 2003

A Holiday Every Year for Life
IS all this hot weather putting you in the mood for a holiday? Then here's your chance to win a fantastic sunshine holiday every year for the rest of your life. We've arranged this amazing contest with Direct Holidays, Scotland's No.1 holiday...
Archie Gets to Coin It in; Employment FOCUS
THERE'S just no stopping the success of Modern Apprenticeships ... just ask Archie Henderson. The 19-year-old is an apprentice at the Hunterian Museum within Glasgow University, the oldest such establishment in Scotland, and he deals with the museum's...
Campbell's Mole Plot; Hutton Probe
Byline: IAN SMITH ALASTAIR Campbell secretly plotted to out the mole behind BBC allegations he had "sexed-up" Iraqi intelligence, the Hutton Inquiry heard yesterday. In his evidence, the Downing Street spin chief had strenuously denied any involvement...
CAMPBELL'S MOLE PLOT; HUTTON PROBE : Aide Tells of Plan to Expose Leak
Byline: IAN SMITH ALASTAIR Campbell secretly plotted to "out" the mole behind allegations he sexed up British intelligence on Iraq, it was claimed yesterday. The probe was told Campbell suggested leaking the fact the mole had been pinpointed,...
CELTIC CHIEF TROUSERED Pounds 800K IN LAST YEAR; Axed McLeod's Bumper Pay-Off
Byline: SIMON HOUSTON EXCLUSIVE SACKED Celtic chief executive Ian McLeod walked away from Parkhead with almost pounds 800,000 - more than three times his salary. The bumper windfall included pounds 400,000 from guaranteed share options. And...
Checkout Conman Is Jailed
Byline: BOB DOW A SUPERMARKET conman who spent pounds 100,000 on escort agencies and foreign trips was jailed for a year yesterday. Soon Qui Yap, 34, used his job as a checkout operator to get customers' bank and credit card details from their...
COOL & THE GANG; They Are the Labels and Brands That We Would Gladly Sell Our Grannies to Get Our Hands On
Byline: MARIA CROCE By MARIA CROCE HE'S the self-styled bad boy of British fashion and has been named the coolest brand in the world. Designer Alexander McQueen was chosen by a panel of experts out of a shortlist of 700 of the world's top...
DIGGING THE PAST; Historic Trail Led Scots Graduates on to TV Screen
Byline: Sasha Mansworth ROOTING around in dusty fields is seen as the favourite hobby of ancient relics. But a pair of thirtysomething Glasgow University graduates have proved that lovers of the past can make a living out of archaeology. And...
EASY MONEY; How No-Thrills Airline Chiefs Can Flog Cheap Seats and Still Rake in Massive Profits
Byline: KEVIN TURNER IF you had told someone you were flying to Holland for under pounds 20 just 10 years ago, they would have thought you were from cloud cuckoo land. But some passengers on easyJet's 1.55pm Edinburgh-Amsterdam flight today will...
Family Fury over Jodi School's Luke Ban; Boyfriend Told to Stay Away
Byline: ROBERT FAIRBURN THE boyfriend of murdered teenager Jodi Jones spent yesterday playing computer games as his classmates returned to school. Luke Mitchell, 15, was excluded from school for two days by education chiefs for his "well- being...
FIONA DIED FOR DREAM; Heartbreak of Dad Andrew as He Pays Tribute to His Brilliant Daughter
Byline: MARK McGIVERN UNITED Nations bomb victim Fiona Watson died for her dream of helping others, her heart- broken father said yesterday. Andrew Watson sobbed: "This was Fiona's dream job. She loved what she was doing. "She was an extremely...
FIONA DIED FOR DREAM; Heartbreak of UN Girl's Dad as He Pays Tribute to His Brilliant Daughter
Byline: MARK McGIVERN UNITED Nations bomb victim Fiona Watson died for her dream of helping others, her heart- broken father said yesterday. Andrew Watson sobbed: "This was Fiona's dream job. She loved what she was doing. "She was an extremely...
Flashpoint
FLASHING your bits might be a laugh for some and a way of life for others, but letting it all hang out is more likely to land you in jail than ever before. In a Greek police crackdown British teenager Gemma-Anne Gunning was arrested for baring her...
Football: ARTETA: I NEVER HAD ANY PLANS TO QUIT GERS
Byline: COLIN DUNCAN MIKEL ARTETA last night insisted he had no intention of leaving Rangers during the summer. The Spanish midfielder was repeatedly linked with a move to Atletico Madrid in the close season. And the Primera Liga side had...
FOOTBALL : CHANCE WOULD BE A FINE THING; One Shot at Goal All Night .. It Looked as If Scots Had out a Team of Sleep Walkers
Byline: JAMES TRAYNOR NORWAY 0 SCOTLAND 0 JUST as well it wasn't for real. Scotland would have been in big trouble had Norway been wearing their serious heads. It looked as though all of their players were head and shoulders above Berti Vogts'...
FOOTBALL: CHANCE WOULD BE A FINE THING Scots So Solid but We Didn't Even Get One Shot; NORWAY 0 SCOTLAND 0
Byline: JAMES TRAYNOR JUST as well it wasn't for real. Scotland would have been in big trouble had Norway been wearing their serious heads. It looked as though all of their players were head and shoulders above Berti Vogts' team, who survived...
FOOTBALL: Chelsea's Mu-Two on the Mark for Romanians
ADRIAN MUTU, the latest of eight new Chelsea buys since new Russian owner Roman Abramovich took over the club, turned in a devastating performance last night for Romania. He bagged both goals for his country as they romped to a 2-0 victory over...
Football: COWBOYS AND INJURYUNS; De Boer: It Felt like Wearing Western Boots against Dons but I'm Winning the Race to Make Copenhagen Gunfight
Byline: COLIN DUNCAN Exclusive RONALD DE BOER last night revealed he is winning his fitness battle to make Rangers' crunch Champions League qualifier with FC Copenhagen next week. The Dutch international has been struggling with an Achilles injury...
Football: DUFFY IN MOVE F0R HATELEY; Gers Hero to Coach Strikers at Dens
Byline: KEITH JACKSON Exclusive MARK HATELEY is set for a shock return to football as a specialist attacking coach at Dundee. Sports Record can reveal that the former Rangers, Monaco and AC Milan hitman has been asked to take charge of training...
FOOTBALL : EURO HELL AS DRAGAN SL AYS THE DRAGONS; Welsh Record Put to Sword
Byline: JOHN GARDNER SERBIA & MONTENEGRO 1 WALES 0 WELSH hopes of making their first major finals since the 1958 World Cup took a blow last night. Just when it looked as if Mark Hughes' men had done the hard work, up popped debutant striker...
FOOTBALL: EURO HELL AS DRAGAN SL AYS THE DRAGONS Welsh Record Put to Sword; SERBIA & MONTENEGRO1 WALES0
Byline: JOHN GARDNER WELSH hopes of making their first major finals since 1958's World Cup took a blow in Belgrade last night. Just when it looked as if Mark Hughes' men had done the hard work, up popped debutant striker Dragan Mladenovic to...
FOOTBALL : FAB DOUGLAS; Berti Hails Hero Keeper as Scots Blank Norway
Byline: JAMES TRAYNOR in OSLO BERTI VOGTS hailed keeper Rab Douglas a hero last night for saving Scotland from embarrassment in Norway. The Celtic star pulled off terrific saves as his side came under almost constant aerial bombardment in a 0-0...
Football: Hot Line
Byline: GORDON PARKS takes your calls THE silence from Scotland's Tartan Army was deafening as once again the Hotline only had Old Firm topics up for debate. With Rangers set to lose two home-bred stars, opinion was mixed over Barry Ferguson...
Football: I FEARED MY SEASON WAS OVER AFTER JUST 1 GAME AND 10 MINS; Injury Nightmare of New Arab Scott
Byline: NEIL CAMERON DUNDEE UNITED star Scott Paterson last night revealed he was convinced his season was over when he lay crumpled on the Parkhead turf. The defender lasted only 10 minutes of last Saturday's match against Celtic when he was...
FOOTBALL : I'm So Glad My Switch South Went Pear-Shaped
Byline: Neil Cameron STEPHEN PEARSON may trail James McFadden in the superstar stakes - but it looked as if he would be first to win a big move from Fir Park. As everyone waited and wondered who would bid for Motherwell's No.10 in the summer,...
Football: I'M SO GLAD MY SWITCH SOUTH WENT PEAR-SHAPED; Says Well Star STEPHEN PEARSON
Byline: NEIL CAMERON STEPHEN PEARSON may well be behind James McFadden in the superstar stakes - but it did look as if he would be the first out the Fir Park door. As everyone waited and wondered who would go for Motherwell's No.10 in the summer,...
Football: IP UP AND AWAY; Guy's the Limit as New Livi Striker Moves In
Byline: IAN ORR GUY IPOUA may be pretty much of an unknown quantity to Livingston fans - but he reckons they'll soon be chanting his name. The powerful striker is still a couple a weeks away from being fit enough to start a game in the top team,...
FOOTBALL : I'VE NOTHING TO PROVE; Dave Hits Back after Zero Rating in Spain
Byline: ED CASEY ENGLAND 3 CROATIA 1 DAVID BECKHAM went from zero to hero as England beat classy Croatia at Ipswich. Days after being given a zero rating by the Madrid media for his display against Valencia, the ex-Manchester United was back...
FOOTBALL: I'VE NOTHING TO PROVE Dave Hits Back after Zero Rating in Spain; ENGLAND3 CROATIA1
Byline: ED CASEY DAVID BECKHAM went from zero to hero as England beat classy Croatia at Ipswich. Days after being given a zero rating by the Madrid media for his display against Valencia, the ex-Manchester United was back among friends - and...
Football: Levein's Fine Snub Is More Than Just a Spoken Gesture
Byline: Stuart Cosgrove WHEN it comes to human rights abuses Craig Levein is hardly manacled to a fence in Camp X Ray, but he is amassing support for refusing to pay an SFA fine. For too long, summary justice has been handed down from the offices...
Football: Pounds 90,000 PACKET OF CRESPOS; Chelsea's Tempting Offer to Argie Ace
Byline: GREIG THOMAS CHELSEA are ready to make Hernan Crespo the biggest earner in their multi- million pound revolution after using Juan Sebastian Veron to try and lure him to Stamford Bridge. Argentina World Cup star Crespo has been offered...
Football: Robson Rage over Debacle in Darlington
Byline: CARL ASKEW NEWCASTLE manager Bobby Robson will read the riot act to his fringe players after they disgraced themselves in a reserve match at Third Division Darlington. Robbo's men will take on Manchester United at St James's Park on Saturday...
Football: SHEET HOT; Varga Keeps Goals out at One End but Admits He Fancies a Pop at the Other
Byline: ANTHONY HAGGERTY STANISLAV VARGA was chasing shadows against Ruud van Nistelrooy when Manchester United gubbed Celtic 4-0 in last month's friendly in Seattle. Varga was made a scapegoat as Sir Alex Ferguson's side outclassed Martin O'Neill's...
Football: Soccer Shorts
CITY XAUSA BID AMBITIOUS Brechin City have made a move for out-of-favour Livingston striker Davide Xausa. The Canadian international has found himself on the sidelines under new coach Maximo Marcio. But he would fit the bill for the new First...
Football: Soccer Shorts; GER IN, THERN
FORMER Rangers star Jonas Thern is favourite to take over as manager of Sweden. Tommy Soderberg, who shares coaching duties with Lars Lagerback, will step down as boss after the Euro 2004 finals in Portugal. Thern, 36, is currently in charge...
Football: They Think It's Ayala for Gerard; Fears for Houllier Future as Boar KO Valencia Ace Bid
Byline: CARL ASKEW LIVERPOOL boss Gerard Houllier will not be given any more cash to make signings before the transfer deadline as the first sign of cracks appear in his Kop empire. Wheeler-dealer Houllier will now have to go with the squad he...
Football: TV Deal Set to Leave Man U with No 3pm Game When Saturday Comes
Byline: JOHN GARDNER MANCHESTER UNITED last night admitted 3pm kick-offs on a Saturday will be a rarity for them next season. And chief executive Peter Kenyon the only way to bring them back would be to scrap the ban on screening live games between...
FOOTBALL : Voller: That Was Simply Stupid Losing to the Italians
SCOTLAND'S Euro 2004 qualifying rivals Germany continued their slump last night when they flopped 1-0 to Italy in Stuttgart. Christian Vieri struck the winner in the 17th minute in a friendly watched by a capacity crowd of 50,382. Alessandro...
Football: YOU'LL NEVER WORK ALONE; Celtic Legend McStay Heads New Scheme to Help Unemployed Players Beat the Dole
Byline: NEIL CAMERON PAUL McSTAY picked up his boots, said his goodbyes and then walked out of Parkhead for the last time as a Celtic player. It was 1997, he was only 31 and should have had a lot more football left in him - but a lifetime in...
Girls Go from Bad to Worse; PICK OF THE BOX
DRAMA Bad Girls, ITV, 9.00pm IT'S all happening behind bars tonight as the last episode of this series of Bad Girls comes to an explosive climax. Fenner sees his life flash before his eyes as Yvonne's hitman makes his move. But thanks to...
Golf: In the Line of Fire; Parry Fears Angry Woods Will Burn Up His Favourite Course
Byline: DALE REID CRAIG PARRY last night admitted he fears a Tiger Woods backlash as the world No.1 prepares to challenge at one of his happy hunting grounds. Aussie ace Parry defends his NEC world championship title at Firestone, Akron, today...
Golf: Justin's Dollars 300,000 US Tour Card Bid
Byline: RODDY DUNCAN JUSTIN ROSE today starts the first of three events which he hopes will end in him qualifying as a member of the USPGA Tour. The 22-year-old Englishman, fifth at the US Open in June, needs to earn around dollars 300,000 from...
Hidden Danger of a Heatwave; RECORD PETS
Byline: NEIL McINTOSH THE recent hot spell has not been kind to dogs suffering from heart problems. It has, however, had one positive point to it - it has allowed us to diagnose new cases earlier. Let me explain. The heart is essentially a...
Horse Racing: HAVE A SWEETDREAM; Oasis to Burn 'Em Off
Byline: GARRY OWEN (Gordon Brown) ACE speedster Oasis Dream looks too hot for his York rivals today. The Group 1 Victor Chander Nunthorpe Stakes looks at the mercy of John Gosden's speed merchant after his dazzling display in last month's July...
Horse Racing: THE SAINT GOES MARCHIN' QUINN; Richard Gets in Ale with a Late, Late Whip Round
Byline: GARRY OWEN DAVID ELSWORTH'S Saint Alebe came with a relentless late surge to record a dramatic last-to-first victory in the Tote Ebor yesterday. The late-maturing four-year-old's task had been made considerably harder after he slipped...
I'LL DO TIME BEFORE I PAY BLAKEY FINE; Disabled Parking Bust-Up
Byline: MICHAEL CHRISTIE A NOTORIOUS traffic warden's latest victim has vowed to go to jail after being slapped with a ticket while doing a good deed. Sandra Philpott had her neighbour's disabled badge on display in her car while she gave the...
JACK IN BLITZ ON COUNTRY THUGS; McConnell Told of Rural Crime Misery
Byline: DAVE KING FIRST Minister Jack McConnell yesterday promised to crack down on thugs and vandals in rural Scotland. He said that the law- abiding majority in country areas faced "the same kind of misery" as those in towns and cities because...
Jobs for Everyone; Want a New Start or to Improve Your Skills? Get along to a Top Scots Jobs Fair, Writes SASHA MANSWORTH
Byline: Sasha Mansworth HUNDREDS of vacancies are on offer as Job Scene The Roadshow celebrates its third year at Glasgow's Royal Concert Hall a week on Wednesday. The event, supported by the Daily Record, Sunday Mail and The Glaswegian, runs...
JUST JOAN THE AGONY AUNT WITH ALL THE ANSWERS; I Can't Make Love to My Dream Girl
Q I AM 31 and I have wanted one particular girl all my life. When she was 13 and I was 15, I wanted to ask her out, but my best friend got to her first so I couldn't do anything. They got married 10 years later and I was best man. I went home after...
Killers Will Not Stop Un's Work to Rebuild War-Ravaged Nation
TERRORISTS will not force the United Nations out of Iraq, secretary general Kofi Annan vowed yesterday. He said: "We will persevere. It is essential work. "We will not be intimidated." Agents from the FBI combed the wreckage of the Baghdad...
KIRK GAY WEDDINGS RETHINK; Law Change Could Force U-Turn
Byline: IAN DOW THE Kirk will have to take a new look at gay marriages, Moderator Iain Torrance has said. Professor Torrance has already declared he is not opposed to gay clergy, though he would expect them to be celibate. He said that if...
Mauled by Devil Dog
Byline: BRIAN McCARTNEY A BULL mastiff savaged a holidaymaker as his family desperately tried to save him. John Smyth feared he was going to lose an arm as a second devil dog joined the mauling. But the animals' owners raced off with their...
Motor Racing: COULTHARD'S ON LAST LAP; McLaren Give Scot One More Year Then Axe Him for Montoya
Byline: FRANK HAYNES DAVID COULTHARD will have the brakes slammed on his McLaren-Mercedes at the end of next season. Then the Scot's place in the team will be handed to Williams-BMW's Colombian star Juan Pablo Montoya. Coulthard was rewarded...
RECORD VIEW; No Choice for Real Beggars
THE news that bogus beggars are raking in as much as pounds 18,000 a year brought calls for begging to be banned altogether. That goes too far. It would be unworkable, for one thing. And it fails to recognise the sad fact that most beggars are...
Rugby: I GAVE ENGLAND COLD SHOULDER; Bath Wing Simon Ends Injury Agony and Pledges His Future to Scotland
Byline: RODDY DUNCAN SIMON DANIELLI will make a belated debut for Scotland on Saturday after booting England into touch. The powerful Bath wing lines up against Italy at Murrayfield in the first of three World Cup warm-up matches. Danielli...
Rugby: Petrie Told to Get His Nose Mashed
Byline: RODDY DUNCAN JON PETRIE was last night told he could win a World Cup slot in Australia if he gets his face mashed about a bit. Scotland director of rugby Jim Telfer advised the back-row forward to sacrifice his looks to be sure of joining...
SADIM TOUCH; (That's the Reverse Midas Touch as Scientists Turn Gold to Mercury)
Byline: SIMON HOUSTON A SCOTS scientist has used a giant laser to turn gold into mercury. And while it may not seem like the cleverest thing to have done, experts say it could be the start of a revolution. By using laser light to change chemical...
Scotland Calling.; How a Retired Teacher from Glasgow Taught Indian Call Centre Workers How to Say Auchtermuchty and Toss the Caber So That They Could Understand More about the Country They Were Phoning
Byline: SAMANTHA BOOTH MUSIC teacher Mary Rose Graham stood in front of 80 pupils and led them in a sing-a-long of old Scottish folk songs. But these were not Scots high school students revelling in their country's heritage, they were call centre...
SHARP WORDS ARE IN OFFICIAL; Chib in Dictionary
THE English no longer have an excuse to look blank when confronted with Scots words. Chib, a knife used as a weapon, nippy, a tangy, sharp-tasting food, and hoor, a prostitute or anyone who behaves badly, are among the Scots terms included in the...
SHIRLEY: MY THROAT OP NIGHTMARE; Garbage Star Faced Up to Her Ultimate Horror - No Singing
Byline: RICK FULTON SCOTS singer Shirley Manson has revealed how she was terrified she'd never sing again after losing her voice. Edinburgh-born Shirley - who will turn 37 later this month - confirmed 192's story in June that she had to have...
SOHAM COPPER BEATS KID SEX CHARGE; Case Dropped after Computer Expert's Blunder
Byline: GARY JONES A DETECTIVE involved in the Soham murder inquiry was cleared yesterday of molesting young girls and distributing child porn. Brian Stevens told of his "tremendous relief" after evidence from the key prosecution expert was exposed...
Sport Update: Skipper: What a Load of Pollocks; UPDATE
MICHAEL VAUGHAN has warned England's task won't be made any easier in the fourth Test today when they take on a South Africa team minus worldclass Shaun Pollock. Pollock's eight-wicket haul and first-innings 62 helped keep the tourists' hopes alive...
THAT VITAL SPARK; Gorgeous Nicola and Ross Win through in Our Toughest Catwalk Competition Yet
Byline: LINDSAY CLYDESDALE STARDOM awaits these two gorgeous young Scots after they lifted the Vital Face of 2003 title. Both have been signed up by top model agency The Look and been launched into the glamorous world of fashion and showbiz. ...
THE BEGGARS WHO MAKE Pounds 18K A YEAR; Storm over Street Life Cash Claim
Byline: BOB DOW BEGGARS are making pounds 18,000 a year in oil-rich Aberdeen, according to a report out yesterday. Many don't live rough and even take taxis home before blowing their cash on drugs and booze, it was claimed. The findings provoked...
THE SHAME GAME; Posters Move to Stamp out Scum
Byline: LORI CAMPBELL NIGHTMARE neighbours are to be named and shamed with their photographs put up on lamp posts. Scum caught harassing the folk next door, selling drugs from their homes or vandalising property face being publicly humiliated...
THE SORE YIN; Silly Billy Traps Privates in Zip on Packed Jet
Byline: MARK McGIVERN BILLY CONNOLLY was left bleeding when he got his Big Yin caught in his fly at 30,000 feet. The foul-mouthed funnyman howled in pain after the excruciating accident aboard a flight from New Zealand. He was returning from...
TV WITH Frances Traynor; EYES DOWN FOR A REAL FRIGHT NIGHT
Byline: Frances Traynor BBC blow it with their comedy-free zone Eyes Down (BBC1, Friday) OH, the working classes, with their bad teeth and feet, their love of the bevvy and bingo and their complete lack of brains and morals ... Where would...
UPDATE; Henman Draws a Roddick Cracker
TIM HENMAN'S US Open tennis title bid could be over in just one day. The British No.1 has been paired with hot favourite Andy Roddick in the first round of the New York event. Henman missed out on a seeded slot by one place and will be hoping...
Voice of Scotland; to the Bitter End
ONCE again, the Government has let our servicemen and women down. They are debating whether to cut down on units and regiments, yet they still use TA units. The TA are part-time and cannot be as fit or well-trained as regulars. Now a TA soldier...
Work's a Real Gas, Gas, Gas; in Years Gone by It Would Have Been Thought of as an Unsuitable Job for a Woman but Kath Constant Is Helping to Change All That after Training to Be a Gas Engineer
LIFE'S a blast for Kath Constant. When other mums are dropping the kids off at playgroup, she's firing up the power tools. Life as a gas installation engineer can be dirty work but the mum of two loves every minute. And in a job traditionally...