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 21, 2004

Bob Shields: 'Team Europe' Showed Us All the Way Forward
Byline: Bob Shields I WOKE up seeing stars yesterday, and it had nothing to do with my local boozer's Ryder Cup party. It was a tribute night to our team's German kapitan andwe had Bernhard Langerfurters, sauerkraut, strudel and cream. Not to...
BRAKE FAILURE BLAMED AS TOURIST BUS CRASHES OFF ROAD: CARNAGE AFTER HOL WELCOME MEETING; Two Killed, Seven Seriously Injured
Byline: By Kevin Turner TOURISTS killed and injured in a coach crash had been on their holiday island for less than 24 hours. They had just attended a tour operator's party to welcome them to Gran Canaria when tragedy struck yesterday. The...
BRIAN CLOUGH 1935-2004: I Wouldn't Say I Was the Best Boss in the Business. but I Was in the Top One; GREATEST-EVER ENGLISH MANAGER DIES AFTER BATTLE WITH STOMACH CANCERIES AFTER BATTLE WITH STOMACH CANCER Words Of
Byline: By Bob Dow BRIAN CLOUGH didn't want an epitaph. But the football legend seemed to write his own every time he opened his mouth. Old Big 'Ead, who guided the unlikely stars of Nottingham Forest to back-to-back European Cups, died yesterday...
BRIAN CLOUGH 1935-2004: Words of Wisdom
Here are some of Brian Clough's most memorable quotes:'At last England have appointed a manager who speaks English better than the players' - On the appointment of Sven-Goran Eriksson. 'The Derby players have seen more of his balls than the one...
CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE GOES ON WAGON; He Quits Drink to Save Leadership
Byline: By Pippa Crerar CHARLES Kennedy admitted yesterday he was forced to give up booze to save his party leadership. The politician said he now drinks 'next to zero' alcohol and is trying to cut back on the fags as well. The Scot, affectionately...
Don't Be a Diddy. Do Your Tax Return; to Help You Get Started, Here Are Some Handy Tips on Who Needs to File and How to Do It
Byline: BY ALEX MORGAN FEW people would put paying tax high on their list of favourite pastimes. But if you're one of almost 970,000 Scots due to complete a self-assessment return, it's worth getting it done before the end of the month. September...
FLU TIMEBOMB; 1 in 5 for Jag as Epidemic Hits 20yr High
Byline: By Judith Duffy HEALTH chiefs want to vaccinate almost one in five Scots against flu amid fears the worst epidemic in 20 years will strike this winter. They are set to launch a campaign encouraging nearly one million vulnerable people...
FOOTBALL: Anderson Hopes to Russell Up a Victory
ABERDEEN skipper Russell Anderson has warned his Pittodrie team-mates to be on their guard against a Rangers backlash. The pressure remains on under-fire Ibrox boss Alex McLeish despite Sunday's return to winning ways against Inverness Caley Thistle....
FOOTBALL: BRIAN CLOUGH 1935 - 2004: Cloughie Rewarded His Euro Heroes by Sending Them out to Play a Testimonial in the Third Division
Byline: By Colin Duncan JIM McLEAN last night paid tribute to his old friend Brian Clough and labelled him the best English manager in history. McLean developed a close bond with Clough after the Englishman agreed to bring his Nottingham Forest...
FOOTBALL: BRIAN CLOUGH 1935 - 2004: HE WAS THE GREATEST; O'Neill and Robertson Hail Their Old Boss Cloughie as Muhammad Ali of England
Byline: By Neil Cameron MARTIN O'NEILL and John Robertson last night hailed their former boss Brian Clough as the greatest manager of all time. The emotional Celtic duo held a specially-arranged Press conference at Parkhead after being told that...
Football: Celts Sweat on Sutton for Euro Crunch
CHRIS SUTTON was last night at the centre of a fresh injury scare and is a major doubt to face AC Milan next week. Celtic boss Martin O'Neill revealed the striker suffered a recurrence of his groin problem in Sunday's2-2draw with Hibs and it forced...
Football: CROCKED CHRIS IN EURO SWEAT; Celtic Striker a Worry for AC Milan Crunch
Byline: By Neil Cameron CHRIS SUTTON was last night at the centre of a fresh injury scare and is a major doubt to face AC Milan next week. Celtic boss Martin O'Neill revealed the striker suffered a recurrence of his groin problem in Sunday's...
Football: FAB FERDI'S SILVE LINING; PREMIERSHIP Man Utd 2 Liverpool 1 Mik Lifts Reds as Rio Welcomed Back
Byline: By Ed Casey MIKAEL SILVESTRE was last night forgiven all his defensive blunders when he grabbed two glorious headed goals to make Rio Ferdinand's return a winning one. The French defender, so often the fall guy in United defeats, became...
Football: Gordon: I Want Gong to Brag to My Mates
Byline: By Neil Cameron HEARTS keeper Craig Gordon last night admitted he would swap UEFA Cup glory for a League Cup winners' medal this season. Winning the CIS Cup does not even get you a European place any more, yet it is clear which is the...
Football: IT'S LOVELL ..NOT WAR; CIS CUP SPECIAL Livingston V Dundee Steve Would Rather Score
Byline: By Alan Marshall DUNDEE'S Steve Lovell insists his bust-up with David McNamee won't spill over into tonight's cup tie. The Dark Blues striker and Livingston defender were red-carded during Saturday's SPL stalemate at Dens Park after squaring...
Football: I Want to Lead Falkirk into the SPL and Europe Then Land a Job in Premiership; CIS CUP SPECIAL Hughes Hungry to Reach for the Top Celtic V Falkirk
Byline: By Anthony Haggerty THEY say a journey of 1000 miles starts with a single step and tonight John Hughes will embark on a trip that he hopes will one day lead him into the English Premiership. Hughes knows he can step closer to fulfilling...
Football: Jimmy: I'd Hate My Pal Eck to Be Axed If We Beat Gers
Byline: By Keith Jackson ABERDEEN boss Jimmy Calderwood last night launched a staunch defence of the man he's being tipped to replace as Rangers manager. Calderwood could hammer the final nail into Alex McLeish's coffin tomorrow when the crisis-hit...
Football: Lambert Learns Players Have It All So Easy; Hughes Hungry to Reach for the Top
Byline: By Neil Cameron IT has taken Paul Lambert a couple of weeks shadowing the Celtic coaching staff to realise just how great the previous 17 years have been. The club captain has been back at Parkhead for the past few weeks after spending...
Football: Miller's Set to Wield the Old Pal's Axe; Cis Cup Special
WILLIE MILLER and Alex McLeish have been close friends for the past 26 years, but they are both well aware that sentiment must be tossed out of the window at Pittodrie tomorrow night. The defensive duo formed one of the most successful and impressive...
Football: Remon Faces Real Battle at Bernabeu
MARIANO GARCIA REMON reluctantly took charge of Real Madrid yesterday and admitted he only accepted the role after receiving the blessing of departing boss Jose Antonio Camacho. Camacho's resignation was accepted by president Florentino Perez yesterday...
Football: Scarred Moyes Is Back to His Best
EVERTON manager David Moyes yesterday admitted last season's flirtation with relegation had scarred him mentally. In his first season as a top-flight boss he took the Toffees to within one place of Europe but last term his world nearly came crashing...
Football: United Stand-In Is Getting His Big Chance at Lars; Dundee United V Clyde
Byline: By Gordon Parks LARS HIRSCHFELD will make his debut for Dundee United tonight after No.1 keeper Tony Bullock was ruled out for up to three months. Bullock broke a collarbone during Saturday's 4-2 defeat at Motherwell and was replaced...
Gold: Ryder Cup 2004: 5 EURO STARS OF ALL TIME
FALDO 11 appearances Overall record: W 23 L 19 H 4 Total points - 25 NICK FALDO never earned prizes for charisma but, as he would tell you, that never contributed to him winning any points or trophies. His sheer longevity in the competition,...
Gold: Ryder Cup 2004: CAPTAIN M MONTY; Scots Hero Wants Skipper's Role but His Team-Mates Beg Him to Play One a M-Mates Beg Him to Play On
Byline: By David McCarthy at Oakland Hills RYDER CUP hero Colin Montgomerie wants another slice of the action at Dublin's K Club in two years - but doesn't know if he'll be driving the ball or the buggy. The Scot is desperate for a crack at the...
Gold: Ryder Cup 2004: THE HIGHS BIG COLIN AND LOWS OF
HIGH - 1987: Becomes Scottish amateur champion. Turns professional. HIGH - 1988:European Tour rookie of the year. HIGH - 1989: Maiden Tour win at Portuguese Open. HIGH - 1991: Wins one anda half points on Ryder Cup debut as Europe lose at...
HELICOPTER CRASH KILLS HOTEL BOSS; Pilot Survives Fireball Smash
Byline: By Keith McLeod A RETIRED army major died in a helicopter crash - minutes after dropping his daughter off at her school. Neil Sutherland was killed when the chopper burst into a ball of fire after it came down in atrocious weather within...
HORROR AFTER WELCOME PARTY; Holiday Isle Bus Smash Kills Two
Byline: By Kevin Turner TOURISTS killed and injured in a coach crash had been on their holiday island for less than 24 hours. They had just attended a tour operator's party to welcome them to Gran Canaria when tragedy struck yesterday. The...
I Had No Respect for Girls ..They Gave Me Sex on a Plate; Now Leslie Wants Wife
Byline: By Donna Watson FORMER TV star John Leslie has admitted that he had no respect for women because they gave him 'sex ona plate'. But, despite his frank confession, the former This Morning host claims he is a 'gentle giant' desperate to find...
I LOVE YOU MONTY; RYDER CUP VICTORY.. RYDER CUP VICTORY.. Partner's Note of Laughter at Party
Byline: By David McCarthy RYDER Cup hero Colin Montgomerie was handed a comic love note from team-mate Lee Westwood as the Europeans celebrated yesterday. Monty revealed how his fellow golfers had kept his spirits high, helping him perform at...
IRAQ BEHEADING; Claim over Hostage Held with Briton Ken
Byline: By Don Mackay IRAQI extremists holding a British hostage last night said they had beheaded one of two Americans kidnapped with him. The claim came on a website used by rebel leader Abu Musab al- Zarqawi's terrorist gang, who are holding...
It Sounds Fishy, It's Phishing; Cruel Hackers Are out to Fleece Unsuspecting Scots through Internet Scams. Here Are Some Tips on How You Can Avoid Falling into the Traps
Byline: BY ALEX MORGAN THE rise in electronic financial transactions has led to an explosion in high-tech scams. More than pounds 2.9million was stolen from Scots' bank accounts last year by crooks using phone and internet scams. The most...
JAIL CELL SUICIDE OF TRIPLE KILLER DRIVER; Victims' Brother Sends Sympathy after Prison Horror
Byline: By Richard Elias A DRIVER who ploughed into a car, killing three elderly members of the same family, yesterday killed himself in jail. Scott Currie was discovered in his cell at HMP Inverness. The sales rep had been just two months...
Just Joan: Wife Won't Admit Child's Not Mine
Byline: Joan Burnie QEIGHT years ago, I had a vasectomy because my wife didn't want any more children. But four years later, she told me she was pregnant and insisted I was the father. Naturally, I was quite surprised and questioned it. I...
LIB DEMS AT BOURNEMOUTH : Champagne Charlie's on the Wagon; Bid to Save Leadership
CHARLES Kennedy admitted yesterday he was forced to give up booze to save his party leadership. The politician said he now drinks 'next to zero' alcohol and is trying to cut back on the fags as well. The Scot, affectionately known as 'Good Time...
Lindsay Cochrane: Chatroom; A WEEK IN THE LIFE OFA TEENAGER
Byline: Lindsay Cochrane Monday... WINTER is most definitely a-coming. Noticed it is decidedly colder and wetter. The dreaded woolly jumper has been resurrected and have had to rummage about room in search of socks - preferably a pair which are...
Make a Pile out of Your Property; ...and How to Avoid Losing a Fortune Which DIY Projects Add Value to Our Homes - and Which Actually Lose Us Money? We Investigate, with Some Help from TV's Scots Interior Design Gurus Justin Ryan and Colin McAllister
Byline: BY LOUP RENDERGAST BUYING a property is the most expensive purchase most of us will make in our lives, so naturally we want to make the most of our investment. A flurry of home makeover TV shows have persuaded us to get off our sofas...
Moneybites: Starmoney: I Have No Loyalty to Any Bank.They Do Not Hesitate in Taking Advantage of Loyalty; Waseem Zakir, the Business Presenter on Radio Scotland's Good Morning Scotland Show, Talks about His Money and How He Handles It
WHAT was your first ever wage and what did you spend it on? I earned the princely sum of pounds 1.25 a week for a newspaper round and spent it on comics and a long-range catapult whose elastic snapped. I never used it and never knew why I had...
Money for Numpties
Byline: BY ALAN STEEL RESEARCH shows four people in 100 reach retirement without much loss in their income. The fancy term for this is financial independence. Put another way, it's having enough spendable income to enjoy holidays without scrimping....
Money Makeover Making Student Finances Add Up; It's Difficult Not to Get into Debt but There Are Ways to Ease the Burden
Byline: BY ALEX MORGAN MAKING ends meet as a student isn't easy these days. Unless your parents have bottomless pockets, it isn't possible to get through college or uni debt-free. Melanie Ward, president of the National Union of Students in Scotland,...
Moneywise: POLLING POWER; What Happens in the American Presidential Election Can Affect the Money Markets in Britain
Byline: BY JOHN PENMAN BUSINESS AND FINANCE EDITOR DOES it really matter to you who the next President of the United States is going to be? You may not be interested in politics but if you are an investor in the stock markets or your pensions fund...
Moneywise: Yikes! Hikes Dent Market; House Prices Are Stalling at Last after Interest Rate Rises
HOUSE prices stalled during the past four weeks as the usual autumn pick up failed to materialise, new figures have revealed. Property website Rightmove said the number of homes for sale reached its highest level for nearly a year, as buyers stayed...
Mr Fixit: FLOPPIN' ECK; HOME AND AWAY HE'S QUICK ON THE DRAW
Byline: BY PAUL JAIN ALEX McLEISH is on a hiding to nothing as he tries to make his Rangers job safer tomorrow. It seems like every match is do or die for the Ibrox chief and his players didn't do him any favours with their displays against Maritimo...
Off the Record
Byline: BY PAT ROLLER MUCH joy in California yesterday - at 11.30am Britney Spears and Kevin Federline celebrated 40 hours of wedded bliss. On Britney's planet, this qualifies as a ruby wedding. We're led to believe that Brit &Kev - as they...
Pounds 20BILLION RACE FOR WINNING POST; Rivals to Challenge Royal Mail
Byline: By Gary Jones MAIL users are to get a choice of postal firms as the pounds 20billion-a year industry is opened to competition in 2006. Industry regulator Offcomm said yesterday the Royal Mail would lose their 300-year-old monopoly. ...
Power 'Savings' Deals Could Cost You Dear; It May Sound like a Good Idea, but a Policy That Caps Prices Can Be Poor Value
Byline: BY JOHN FERGUSON ENERGY companies are cashing in on recent fuel hikes by selling price-capping policies that could cost you money. They include a scheme from ScottishPower which could add a crippling 14.5 per cent to your bill. Sales...
Pregnant Pause Then a Book Was Born
SINEAD MORIARTY was desperate for a baby but, after four years of trying, she still didn't know what was wrong. She had numerous tests and was eventually told she had 'unexplained infertility'. She believes as many as 20 per cent of women may face...
Racing: CHIC BLOW; Filly's Ascot Ko as North Light Limbers Up for Arc
Byline: By Garry Owen (Alan Thomson) STRONGLY fancied Chic will miss Saturday's Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot after a gallops injury yesterday. Sir Michael Stoute's star filly was kicked and Chris Richardson, managing director of Cheveley...
Record Business Insider: Business IN BRIEF
Byline: John Penman FASTER economic growth boosted tax receipts and helped the Government reduce the budget deficit last month. The public sector deficit for August stood at pounds 3.5billion, pounds 900million lower than a year ago,Treasury...
Record Business Insider: INTEREST RATE PUTS BITE ON MORTGAGES; Lending Slowdown to Give Housing Market Soft Landing
Byline: John Penman MORTGAGE lending eased last month, showing the slowest rise in two years. And loan approvals for house buying fell, according to figures released yesterday. The reports provided more evidence the house price boom is stabilising....
SLAUGHTERED; Fanatics Behead Hostage Held with Brit
Byline: By Don Mackay FEARS for British engineer Ken Bigley grew last night after a video of one of his fellow hostages being beheaded hit the internet. Footage posted on a website used by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terrorist gang showed US construction...
Snaps from My Dad's 40th Made Me Cry; . . . and That Was When Charlene's Mother Stepped in to Help Her Lose More Than Three Stones,writes Margaret Mallon
Byline: Margaret Mallon WHEN Caroline Olliffe bought her daughter Charlene clothes the first thing she did was get the scissors out to cut off the size labels. 'Charlene was embarrassed that she wore a size 18 or 20 and didn't want the other...
Sports Hotline; ANTHONY HAGGERTY Takes Your Calls
THE RYDER CUP, referees and Rangers were the talk of the town yesterday. Monty's winning putt secured the win for Europe but it wasn't a good flag day for our officials. Bill Hollywood, Clackmananshire, said: 'It was a magnificent effort from...
Terrestrial Pick of the Day
Too Posh To Wash Channel 4, 8.30pm AFTER sorting out the minging homes of those who couldn't be bothered tidying up after themselves, queens of clean Aggie and Kim have a new target - people who can't keep themselves clean. Unbelievable though it...
The Razz: I'LL BEY BACK; Exclusive Singer to Bring Destiny's Child to Scotland as Part of Their Comeback Tour
Byline: By Rick Fulton DESTINY'S CHILD are coming to Scotland. No date or venue has been confirmed, but insiders have admitted these shores will play a huge part in the trio's comeback. One said: 'They are definitely going to play the UK, and...
TOWING BOAT; Autumn Blows in as Wind and Rain Bring Mayhem
Byline: By Craig McDonald FLOODING caused havoc across Scotland yesterday as high winds and heavy rain battered the country. The wild weather left roads, property and possessions under water. And the Met Office warned stormy conditions will...
Tuesday Satellite; Satellite Pick of the Day
Deadwood Sky One, 10.00pm SADDLE up, pardner, for a ride back in time to the real Wild West. And this ain't no darn picnic. Deadwood, made by the god-like HBO, has been a huge hit in the States for its raw portrayal of life in a lawless western...
UPDATE: Golden Double for King Kenny
BRITISH cyclist Darren Kenny won his second gold of the Paralympics after smashing another world record en route to the 3km individual pursuit crown. The Bournemouth star, who won gold in the CP div 3-4 1km time trial on Saturday, demolished Spain's...
Vital: Gadgets to Get You in Shape; Have We Got Stuff for You!
IF you ever wondered how footballers get their fine physiques then check out the latest craze at Greens Health and Fitness club in Glasgow. Soccercise is an alternative circuit class to help improve co-ordination, fitness and endurance for guys...
Vital: Singleton versus Mum; THE SINGLE LIFE IS BAD FOR YOUR HEALTH,IF A NEW STUDY IS TO BE BELIEVED.REAL LIFE BRIDGET JONESES ARE LIABLE TO DRINK MORE,EAT BADLY AND WORK LONGER.AND,SAY THE RESEARCHERS, THAT CAN KNOCK SEVEN YEARS OFF YOUR LIFE.WE ASKED A 30-SOMETHING SINGLE GIRL ANDA MARRIED WOMAN TO KEEP A DIARY FOR A WEEK AND PUT THE RESULTS TOA HEALTH EXPERT.SASHA MANSWORTH REPORTS
Byline: SASHA MANSWORTH single girl JANETTE BURNS, 35, is single and lives in Glasgow. She is an operations support consultant for Travel 2. MONDAY Up at 7.10am, showered and made lunch for later. Caught the 8.26am train to work in Glasgow's...
Vital: The A-K of Vitamins; EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BUT NEVER GOT AROUND TO ASKING
Byline: By Annie Brown EXPERTS now want Vitamin D added to our foods to tackle a deficiency caused by our fear of over-exposure to the sun. Britons only get a third of their daily recommended amount of the vitamin, which helps strengthen bones and...
Vital: Your Kids' Health - Get a Head Start on Those Beasties; How to Beat That Louse AN Expert in the Battle of the Louse, Nick Mortimer , of Lloydspharmacy Has Some Advice
Byline: Nick Mortimer IT'S not a pleasant thought, but at any one time most schools are likely to have a few pupils infected with head lice. And now that your nearest and dearest have headed back to school for the new term they could be returning...
When Every Breath You Take Is a Struggle for Life; ONE IN 10 SCOTS SUFFER FROM ASTHMA AND MANY LIVE IN FEAR OF THEIR NEXT ATTACK. HERE ONE VICTIM TELLS NAN SPOWART OF HER DAILY BATTLE WITH THE DISEASE
SCOTLAND is the world's asthma capital, but a recent report claimed there were shocking failures in how we managed the disease. The research, by charity Asthma UK, says that although some sufferers' symptoms are relatively mild, for more than half...
WHO WORE WHO; It's Designer Dresses Only as Brightest Stars in Tinsel Town Shine at the Emmys
THE buzz on the red carpet at the Emmy awards wasn't what the glittering gals of Hollywood were wearing, but who. Sarah Jessica Parker, the biggest fashion star at the event for the past few years, chose Chanel Couture for her strapless, black-lace...