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 September 2, 2004

200 KIDS HELD HOSTAGE; 8 Die as Terror Gang Storm School and Turn Youngsters into Human Shields
Byline: By Donna Watson MORE than 200 children were being held at gunpoint last night after terrorists seized a school in southern Russia. Police said200parents and teachers were also taken hostage. Up to eight people, including a child, were...
200 KIDS HELD HOSTAGE; Terror as Armed Gang Storm School on First Day of Term Leaving Eight Dead
Byline: By Donna Watson MORE than 200 children were being held at gunpoint last night after terrorists seized a school in southern Russia. Police said 200 parents and teachers were also taken hostage. Up to eight people, including a child, were...
Annie Brown: Life Is So Grim with Alice It's a Wonder Eddie Left Prison; HIGH TIMES STV, Tuesday
Byline: Annie Brown HIGH TIMES is STV's first home-grown drama since High Road was axed almost two years ago - and you have to ask why has it taken so long to reach the screen. They didn't even need to leave Glasgow for this one, setting the six-parter...
Ann Keys in to the Language of Learning
WHEN Ann Gentilomo returned to Scotland after living in Italy for 17 years, she hoped there might be work opportunities where she could use her fluency in Italian. The 40-year-old mum taught English as a second language in Italy, but after returning...
BLAIR: MY SEVEN STEPS TO VICTORY; PM Vows 'Bold Moves' to Hang on to Power
Byline: By Pippa Crerar TONY Blair yesterday set out Labour's seven steps to a historic third-term victory. And he warned his party there would be 'no caution' in the battle for votes. Twenty-four hours after the end of his summer break, the...
Blame Bestie for My Affairs; Cold Feet Star Points the Finger at Footie Hero for Wild Ways
Byline: By Brian McIver HE'S the film and television star with the cheekiest smile on screen and the best chat-up lines in the business. But after being caught and forgiven for alleged affairs and sex scandals, and going through the worst time...
Blame Bestie for My Affairs; Nesbitt Points the Finger at Footie Hero for Wildman Ways
Byline: By Brian McIver HE'S the film and television star with the cheekiest smile on screen and the best chat-up lines in the business. But after being caught and forgiven for alleged affairs and sex scandals, and going through the worst time...
Boxing: JAMIE'S A FIGHT FOR SORE EYES; He Saved Four Years for Op to Turn Pro
Byline: By Hugh Keevins JAMIE COYLE will have a clear vision of the future when he fights on the undercard of Craig Docherty's European title bid. The Bannockburn battler's pro career was threatened when the British Boxing Board of Control refused...
Cosgrove: Eck Risks Lock-In at Last-Chance Saloon
Byline: Stuart Cosgrove AS the window closes on transfer deals Alex McLeish must have sighed with a mixture of relief and regret. The rumours linking Rangers with every passing saviour will end at least until Christmas and the manager faces an uncomfortable...
Employment Focus: First-Class Jobs Drive; A Recruitment Firm Are Steering HGV Drivers in the Right Direction
JOB hunters and prospective employers want a fast and effective solution to their recruitment needs. Pure Recruitment Solutions have established a reputation for providing high-calibre contract and permanent personnel. They operate throughout...
Et Phones Home
Byline: By Nataie Walker ALIEN messages may have been discovered in a bizarre radio signal. Astronomers have recorded three incidences of the space signal. The noise - called SHGbo2+14a - only totals one minute, so is not long enough to analyse...
Fair's Just the Job; A Wide Range of Employers Help to Make the Glasgow Jobsfair a Top Recruitment Event, Writes JOY DUNLOP
Byline: JOY DUNLOP A HOST of top employers will be out in force when Jobcentre Plus host their annual Glasgow Jobsfair at the city's Thistle Hotel on Tuesday, September 14. More than 60 companies and organisations will attend the event, which...
FIT FOR NOTHING? as a Report Says Women Are Getting Poor Advice We Put the Experts Who Fit Bras to the Test E Getting Poor Advice We Put the Experts Who Fit Bras to the Test
Byline: By Lindsay Clydesdale, Women's Editor WOMEN who go for bra fittings at high street retailers are getting poor advice, according to a new report. Research by consumer magazine Which? discovered staff routinely recommended bras that were the...
Football: Edinburgh Ne'erday Clash Is Moved Again
Byline: By Anthony Haggerty HIBS and Hearts fans last night united in condemnation of Setanta after the satellite TV channel switched the scheduled Ne'erday game to January 2. Both sets of supporters were delighted when the fixture list produced...
Football: EL KID V EL CID; but Hearts Babe Craig Reckons He Can Keep out Spanish Giants
Byline: By Keith Jackson AT the age of 21 most of us couldn't be trusted to keep the time. If only life were so simple for Craig Gordon. Tomorrow night this youngster will be thrown into the lions' den at the Levante Stadium here in Valencia...
Football: False Dawns Tell Reds Star Mac Not to Get Cocky
Byline: By Ian Orr PHIL McGUIRE has seen too many false dawns to tip Aberdeen to stay in title contention this season. The Dons, unbeaten in five starts without conceding a goal, have the best defensive record in Britain. McGuire's versatility...
Football: Festival Return Can Be the Real Deal for Skipper
Byline: By Neil Cameron HIBS skipper Ian Murray last night revealed he's ready to face Hearts in the Festival Cup - then prove to Tony Mowbray he is worth a new deal. Murray came though his first match for nine months on Tuesday night whenhe...
Football: Fresh Start on the Cards as Murray Does the Resurrection Shuffle
Byline: James Traynor THERE was no deadline-beating signing and David Murray didn't manage to pull another of those cash-rich rabbits out of his hat. There wasn't even a camera flash as Murray made his long-awaited announcement yesterday. In...
Football: Hotline
Byline: NEIL CAMERON takes your calls GOT told this joke yesterday. Have you heard Wayne Rooney's wage demands? It's 50 grans a week. Well, it made me laugh and needed it before tackling the hour of madness which is the Hotline because there...
Football: I'll Put My Hibs Injury Nightmare Behind Me and Prove to the Boss I'm Worth a New Deal; Fit-Again Murray out to Break Hearts
Byline: By Neil Cameron HIBS skipper Ian Murray last night revealed he's ready to face Hearts in the Festival Cup - then prove to boss Tony Mowbray he is worth a new deal. Murray came through his first match for nine months on Tuesday when he...
Football: Jean's French Fancy Is Move South
JEAN-LOUIS VALOIS was happy to go on trial back in Scotland ... but he has set his sights on a move to England. The 30-year-old former Hearts star starred for Clyde in their Challenge Cup win over Stranraer, scoring the only goal of the game and...
Football: Law States That Spanish Stars Can Be Beaten
Byline: By Ian Orr ONE of Denis Law's happiest memories of his glorious Scotland career involves a game in Spain that rained goals. The Scots prince of goal- scorers readily recalls the night back in June 1963 when he was asked to take over the...
Football: Let Me Be My Own Zan; Keeping Miller Quiet Will Be Enough for Diamond
Byline: By Keith Jackson ZANDER DIAMOND doesn't want to the new Willie Miller. The youngster is too busy trying not to get shouted at by the old master. Aberdeen's teenage rock has made such a sparkling start to the new campaign that his partnership...
Football: Malky's a Bad Omen for Berti
Byline: By Keith Jackson MALKY MACKAY is no stranger to times of crisis. In five years at Celtic he went through five different managers. After seeing off Liam Brady, Lou Macari, Tommy Burns, Jo Venglos and Wim Jansen, Mackay moved to Norwich...
Football: MONEY TALKS ..NOW.NOW SO MUST YOU DAVID DAVID; Ibrox Chairman Has to Follow Up Shares Issue by Letting Fans in on Plans for Future
Byline: Ally McCoist I HAVE always found David Murray to be nothing other than one of the most accessible people I've met in my life. If there has ever been a time whenhe wasn't able to pick up the phone when I've called him then I can't remember...
Football: NEW YEAR'S RAE; Injury-Jinxed Ranger Gavin Sets His Sights on January Comeback
Byline: By Anthony Haggerty OUT of the Champions League,beaten by Celtic,five points off the SPL pace with only four games played - it's a dark picture and Rangers need a Rae of light. Ironically, it's coming from the player who feared he'd be...
Football: Pounds 57m IBROX SHARE
Byline: By Hugh Keevins RANGERS fans gave a cautious welcome to David Murray last night after he returned as chairman. The millionaire club owner vowed to raise pounds 57million via a new share issue but revealed none of the money will go to...
Football: The Last Time I Thought the Good Times Were Back Dons Ended Up Sacking Two Bosses; Phil Warns Mates Not to Get Cocky
Byline: By Ian Orr PHIL McGUIRE has seen too many false dawns to tip Aberdeen to stay in the title chase this season. The Dons,unbeaten in five starts without conceding a goal, have the best defensive record in Britain. McGuire's versatility...
Football: TROUBLE VISION; Ibrox Fans Fury as They Prepare for Sunday Season
Byline: By David McCarthy RANGERS look set to play just TWO of their next 15 games at the traditional kick-off time of 3pm on a Saturday. The news has prompted a Rangers fans' chief to declare enough is enough and to suggest a summit with Celtic...
Football: WAYNE CAN WIN US CHAMPIONS LEAGUE; Fergie's Backing Rooney to Be Hero
Byline: By Alan Marshall SIR ALEX FERGUSON insists Wayne Rooney will help him conquer Europe for a second time. The desire to win another Champions League crown burns in the heart of Manchester United's manager and even though the deal to deliver...
Football: WHO'S NEXT TO GET THE HEAVE? O'Neill: Sir Bobby Sacking Proves That No One Is Safe
Byline: By Hugh Keevins CELTIC manager Martin O'Neill has jumped to the defence of under-fire Rangers boss Alex McLeish and hit out against the intolerable pressures of club management. The idea of O'Neill ever being in danger of receiving his...
Football: Why I Snubbed Gers for United
Byline: By Euan McArthur KARIM KERKAR last night insisted he knocked back Rangers so he could become an even bigger star at Dundee United. Rangers boss Alex McLeish was keen on the 27-year-old Algerian international until Kerkar put pen to paper...
Football: You're Just like San Marino; Spain's Rising Star Reyes Pays Scots Team the Ultimate Insult
Byline: By Colin Duncan SCOTLAND'S current standing under Berti Vogts was put starkly into perspective last night when Spanish superstar Jose Antonio Reyes compared them with San Marino. The tiny principality have long been the whipping boys...
Golf: Lawrie Tips Monty for Wild Fling
Byline: By Bernie McGuire PAUL LAWRIE has backed wild-card pick Colin Montgomerie to win the Ryder Cup for Europe. Aberdeen ace Lawrie wasn't surprised when Monty was named with Luke Donald in the 12--man team last Sunday. Lawrie, who was a member...
I Still Blame My Mum for Little Kyle Murder; Baby's Mother's Claim after Her Husband Is Given Life for Killing
Byline: By Charlie Gall THE mother of a murdered baby said last night she believed her own mum killed him. As her husband Mohammed Ullah began a life sentence for the crime, Karen Mutch said: 'I still think it was my mum. 'The jury has made...
Just Joan: Husband Wants Swinging Sex
Byline: Joan Burnie Q MY husband admits that he would like to have sex with other women. But he swears he doesn't want to leave me and that I am the love of his life. We have been together since he was 18 and I was 21. He tells people he is my...
Just Joan: I Don't Want Flasher to Be His Best Man
Byline: Joan Burnie Q MY boyfriend's best mate dropped his trousers in front of me, saying it was time I saw a what a real man looked like. He wasn't wearing underpants and he pushed himself against me. I was horrified and ran out of the room....
Mum Brands Kyle's Killer 'Sick Animal' Family Feud as Stepdad Is Found Guilty of Murder
Byline: By Charlie Gall A WAITER is facing life in jail after being found guilty of murdering his baby stepson. Mohammad Ullah killed Kyle Mutch, then caused a family rift by blaming his mother-in-law. Last night, Kyle's mum Karen Mutch said:...
Off the Record
Byline: BY PAT ROLLER SO, we're spinning (pun intended) towards a public smoking ban. The word from the Scottish Executive is that Fag Prohibition will come into place with the start of British Summer Time in 2006. Here's a hint as to why our elected...
PARLY OUACKPOTS; Pounds 10k to Protect Ducks They Didn't Know Existed
Byline: By Magnus Gardham MINISTERS have spent pounds 10,000 of tax- payers' cash asking for public views on duck farming - even though they believed there were no farms in Scotland. And yesterday, the Executive were slammed for wasting time consulting...
Race-Fixing Scandal: PUNTERS' F FALLON IDOL; Jockey Quizzed by Cops as Scots Races Are Linked to Fixing Probe
Byline: By Alan Thompson CHAMPION jockey Kieren Fallon was at the centre of a major police probe into race-fixing allegations yesterday. The punters' favourite, two northern riders and a trainer were arrested in a series of dawn swoops. More...
Racing: DARK SHINES FOR LEGER; Godolphin Colt Enters Doncaster Picture
Byline: By Garry Owen (Alan Thomson) GODOLPHIN strengthened their St Leger hand when Into The Dark bolted up at York yesterday. The lightly raced colt put up a smart performance to complete a hat-trick under Frankie Dettori. The Rainbow Quest...
Record Business Insider: SPICE STRIFE; Curry Firm Profits Dip
THE rapid expansion of curry king Charan Gill's restaurant empire is eating into his company's profits. Investment costs in opening three diner-style Ashoka Shaks and the launch of the Curry Karaoke Club saw his Harlequin Leisure Group dip to a...
Record Pets: Cold Comfort for the Huskies
Byline: By NEIL McINTOSH THE Siberian Husky has come a long way since its origins with the Chukchi people of north-eastern Asia The very survival of this semi-nomadic tribe depended on the power, strength and endurance of the breed they had developed....
Record View: Racing Probe Looks a Winner
RACING is supposed to be the sport of kings. Sadly, it currently looks like a game for crooks and villains. The boss of one of Britain's biggest bookies, Ladbrokes, has claimed that a race is fixed every day in this country. Now three top jockeys,...
Scotland's Angels
Byline: By Lou Prendergast NURSING in Scotland is alive and well. Not only is the number of nurses and midwives at an all-time high at almost 55,000, but career prospects are bright, too. Proof of this comes in the form of NT Live Scotland 2004,...
Shari Low: Trust Me, I'm Shallower Than a Contact Lens
Byline: Shari Low MY heart was thumping as I softly whispered goodbye,shed a silent tear, gave my creation a last, regretful kiss, then dropped it down the chute. Sob. Before the switchboard at Social Services lights up like Sauchiehall Street...
SPEEDING FINES TO SHRINK; 'Fairer' Penalties
Byline: By Pippa Crerar MOTORISTS caught just over the speed limit face smaller fines in plans for a fairer system. They face a pounds 40 fine and two penalty points - down from the current pounds 60 fine and three penalty points for an offence....
STEAMIE NOVEL; Comic Turns His Hit Play into a Book
SCOTS comic Tony Roper could clean up with a novel based on his smash-hit play The Steamie. And the Rab C Nesbitt star last night thanked his close pal Rikki Fulton for inspiring him to write it. Tony, who shot to fame as Jamesie Cotter in the...
Tammy Beat Cancer Then Docs Dropped Brain Tumour Bombshell. Hours Later She Was Dead; EXCLUSIVE: TRAGEDY OF GIRL, 18, WHO THOUGHT SHE HAD SECOND CHANCE AT LIFEHOUGHT SHE HAD SECOND CHANCE AT LIFE
Byline: By Marie Sharp A BRAVE 18-year-old girl survived lung cancer, only to die within hours of a tumour being found on her brain. Tammy Duncan was looking forward to a normal life after conquering her illness with the help of chemotherapy....
Television: SATELLITE PICK OF THE DAY
Brainiac: Science AbuseSky One, 8.00pm IT seems almost unbelievable, but Big Brother geek Jon Tickle appears to have found a career that's going places - as a TV presenter geek. Clearly his hare-brained schemes in the house impressed some telly...
Television: TERRESTRIAL PICK OF THE DAY
Doc Martin ITV, 9.00pm THE very watchable Martin Clunes takes the lead role in this new comedy-drama, playing a character he's also portrayed in two films. Dr Martin Ellingham has to give up his career as a surgeon after developing a phobia to blood....
TERROR LANDING FOR 143 JET PASSENGERS; 3-Hour Drama after Tyre Bursts on Take-Off
Byline: By Karen Bale HOLIDAY jet passengers endured a three-hour ordeal before an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport yesterday. The pilot of the plane, carrying 143 passengers, reported he was in trouble minutes after taking off from Glasgow...
The Benefits of Teamwork; A Partnership between a Glasgow College and Partick Thistle Is Helping Students Realise Their Dreams, Says LOU PRENDERGAST
Byline: LOU PRENDERGAST WHEN she started out at college, Amy Buchanan had a dream of working in football. But she couldn't have imagined that within two years she'd be giving massages to top Partick Thistle players. The 20-year-old from Kippen got...
The Razz: Hanging Up on Download Charts Debut
Byline: By John Dingwall BRITAIN'S first ever Download chart has proved a major disappointment, with every one of the Top 20 places held by the five major record labels. The chart was launched last night on Radio 1, with a live version of Westlife's...
The Razz: YOU SCOTS DON'T HAVE X FACTOR; Louis Walsh Reckons We're Lacking Talent
Byline: WITH LEE-ANN FULLERTON AND BEVERLEY LYONS IN the year that Franz Ferdinand, Belle and Sebastian and Snow Patrol have all been nominated for a Mercury Music Award, Louis Walsh says there are no Scots with The X Factor. The pop svengali,...
TYCOON IN BABY AGONY; Soup Boss Audrey Has Miscarriage
Byline: By Charlie Gall SOUP tycoon Audrey Baxter has suffered a miscarriage. Audrey, 43, announced in June that she was expecting a baby. It is understood she was at least five months into her pregnancy. Now she has told workers at Baxters'...
Update: Henman Puts His Back into Getting Fit
TIM HENMAN last night insisted he can overcome a back problem and keep his US Open dream intact. The British No.1 clinched a five-set victory over Ivo Karlovic on Monday despite the injury that threatened to end his tournament early. Now Henman...
WE'RE ALL SO GLAD TO GET OUT ALIVE; Burst Tyre on Take-Off Forces Plane into Three-Hour Drama in the Air
Byline: By Steven Ventura HOLIDAY jet passengers endured a three-hour ordeal before an emergency landing at Glasgow Airport last night. Shaken holidaymakers told how they feared for their lives after their plane to Malta burst a tyre on take-off....
Wife Loses Leg in Car Ramming; but She Pleads with Judge Not to Jail Hubby
Byline: By Aidan McGurran A WIFE had her leg amputated after her husband rammed his car into their porch in a jealous rage. But yesterday Paul Martins was let off with a suspended sentence after his wife said she did not want him to go to jail....
YOBS AND BIGOTS FACE 10-YEAR RED CARDS; Cops Back Ground Ban for Football Hooligans
Byline: By Paul Sinclair FOOTBALL hooligans could be banned from all grounds for 10 years under plans being considered by the Executive. And Old Firm fans who stir up sectarian hate will be a particular target. Police have alerted ministers...