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 July 18, 1996

A Right Turn to Misery
The Tories blew their cover yesterday - plans to privatise the Welfare State reveal a stampede to the right. Every Government policy document should now carry an official health warning - "Danger: Our policies will damage your livelihood". The...
Atlanta Diary; YOUR DAY-BY-DAY GUIDE TO WHAT'S ON AT THE WORLD'S GREATEST SPORTS SHOW FRIDAY, July 19 the Opening Ceremony (Saturday: 1.30am-5am)
Saturday, July 20 SWIMMING: Karen Pickering races in the 100m freestyle, the event at which she is the Commonwealth champion and record-holder (final, Sunday 1.31am). The 1984 Olympic medallist Sarah Hardcastle is in action in the 400m individual...
Computer Games; Olympic Special
If you think the Olympics are about running, jumping and the rest, it's time you learned the truth. Are you sitting comfortably? The Olympics are all about technology and the ostentatious display of gadgets. Sorry, don't cry - there's no Santa...
Docs Sent Me Home with Dead Baby in Ice-Cream Tub; EXCLUSIVE: Girl's Ordeal after Visit to Health Centre
A young mum had a miscarriage in a health centre, then took the foetus home in an ice cream tub. Distraught Michele Cherrie claims doctors told her to take the tiny girl away because they couldn't dispose of her. The medics say she insisted on keeping...
French Nick Top Scots Babes
Top Scots babes Allan Johnston and Gary Smith last night joined French cracks Rennes. Hearts midfielder Johnston, who rejected a move to Strasbourg earlier in the week, signed a three- year deal after crunch talks with Rennes general manager Gerard...
GOLD RINGS; Wells: Thrill of the Games Just Can't Be Topped
Allan Wells thinks Britain will do well to win 10 track and field medals in Atlanta. But Scotland's 100 metres sprint hero from Moscow 1980 also believes the Centennial Games will be a real spectacular - whoever grabs the glory. And he insists...
Health Staff Put Me on Hold as Son Was Dying; Mum's Fury over Tot Pills Tragedy
A tragic mum claims she was put on hold for ten minutes when she called a health centre about her dying son. Nikki Fraser was frantic when she found toddler Mark had swallowed some of her tablets. Five of them are enough to kill an adult. ...
I'LL SUE ARMY BIGOTS; Racists Made Life Hell Says Scots Gunner
A Scots soldier is making history by being the first to sue the Army for damages over alleged racial bullying. Winston Clay, 22, claims he was branded a "porridge wog" and a "black jock" by fellow gunners. And he insists the racial abuse forced...
I Was So Fed Up Facing the Same Wingers I Saw Them in My Sleep
Rab McKinnon knew it was time to quit Scotland when he started having dreams about Aberdeen winger Joe Miller. The Motherwell full-back flies out to Holland today to begin a new career with Twente Enschede. And the former Scotland man can't wait...
Let's Vote This Sham a Big Miss
When America sneezes, we catch a cold. Or, to put it another way, what the Yanks do today, we do tomorrow. That's all very well in some cases. After all, they gave us the blues, jazz and rock'n'roll and thanks very much for that. Unfortunately,...
MARATHON MA; Mum's the Word as Liz Goes for Gold
Five year old Eilish McColgan will barely be able to contain her excitement as her mum bids to become a marathon marvel at Atlanta. She will watch on TV from back home in Carnoustie as Liz McColgan - our best hope of a tartan track triumph since...
Monty in Drive to Shape Up
Colin Montgomerie cracked up again yesterday after a nightmare final practice round at Lytham. The volatile European No.1 snapped to throw his Open bid into turmoil before it even started. And after missing three cuts in four years at Britain's...
Movies
So-so romantic comedy of confused identities after Ben Chaplin takes a shine to a voice on the phone. It belongs to Janeane Garofalo but he thinks he's chatted with Uma Thurman. THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS & DOGS (15) UMA THURMAN, JANEANE GAROFALO...
My Dream Woman; Exclusive: With Hollywood at His Feet, John Travolta Reveals His Lifetime Ambition
John Travolta's born-again movie career is fast becoming a phenomenon. And now his amazing comeback could be capped by a dream project - a musical with his idol, Barbra Streisand. He revealed: "Barbra and I have wanted to do a musical for years....
Nurse Angela Weds Schizo Armed Robber; HITCHED: Couple's Love Blossomed Behind Bars
A nurse yesterday married the schizophrenic armed robber she met in Scotland's hospital for insane criminals. Mum of two Angela Cooper fell for Gary Simpson at a bingo session in Carstairs, despite his history of violence. And after their quiet...
PAVIN THE WAY TO GLORY; Corey's Set to End Yank Blank at Lytham
With his wiry little moustache and splay-footed waddle, Corey Pavin is a dead ringer for Charlie Chaplin. And I reckon this dogged little American has got what it takes to be the Great Dictator at Royal Lytham this weekend. No Yank pro has EVER...
Peace Pact Can Help Stuff Yanks
Olympic rivals Roger Black and Du'aine Ladejo have vowed to bury the hatchet in their American rivals after a bitter bust- up which rocked British athletics. Our top 400 metres pair fell out at the Birmingham trials when European champion Ladejo...
Pets Win No Prizes; THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS (15)
Ben Chaplin becomes so captivated by radio pet show shrink Janeane Garofalo's voice that he falls in love with her. However, when it comes to fixing up a face-to-face meeting with Ben in The Truth About Cats And Dogs (15), Janeane isn't so keen....
Record Money; IT'S POSITIVELY GOOD NEWS FOR HOMEOWNERS
The housing market is on the up, the Woolwich claimed yesterday. The building society also said most people trapped with homes worth less than their loan will be in the clear after a year. Recent rises in house prices have seen a cut of nearly...
Rodney and del Boy Ride Again; Fools and Horses Trotter Back
It's lovely-jubbly! Del Boy and Rodders are on their way back. BBC bosses yesterday revealed there's to be a new series of top TV comedy Only Fools And Horses. The show's two main stars, David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, have agreed to clear...
Scotland's Roll of Honour
1900 (PARIS) NAME EVENT MEDAL Walter Rutherford Golf Silver David Robertson Golf Bronze 1904 (ATHENS) Wyndham Halswelle 400m Silver Wyndham Halswelle 800m Bronze John McGough 1500m Silver 1908 (LONDON) Arthur Robertson Steeplechase...
Scotland's Top Pet Page; Insurance Advice Is the Best Policy
Insuring your pet can be a minefield unless you know what you're looking for. According to Pet Plan - a company specialising in insurance for all sorts of pets - many pet owners may be inadequately insured under their present policies. Pet Plan...
Shaamit Date for Pat
Pat Eddery will partner Derby winner Shaamit in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes at Ascot a week on Saturday. Eddery was due to ride Shaamit in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown until connections decided not to contest the...
Shake-Up Scheme Born in the USA
The leaked Tory report is based on the US-born Workfare concept. The idea is simple - welfare claimants must do some kind of work for their benefits. Right-wing theorists in the USA believe that if the Government compelled mothers on the dole...
Smith Set for Magic Link-Up
Gary Smith looks set to join up with fellow-Scot Allan Johnston at French cracks Rennes. The 25 year-old stopper trained with the First Division side yesterday along with Johnston and will join them again this morning. Smith - who quit Aberdeen...
Swing into Summer; Heat Faves.Get the Season's Best Buys without Tanning Your Purse
The heat is on as the summer sun finally arrives and everyone looks for the chance to get outdoors. The summer sales are in full swing. And we've come up with the ultimate guide to looking good in the clothes other shoppers leave behind. This...
Switch on; Air Race That Was to End in Tragedy
The amazing story behind the battle to launch the world's first supersonic passenger jet is told tonight. At the end of the 1960s, Britain and the USSR were pushing ahead with their secret plans for a super-duper airliner. But the Soviet Union's...
THE END OF THE WELFARE STATE?; Tories Take a Pounding over Secret Plan to Wreck Social Safety Net
Furious Labour MPs yesterday launched an all-out attack on sweeping Tory plans which could kill off the welfare state. The uproar came after the leaking of a Treasury document detailing astonishing proposals to dismantle the current benefits and...
The Open Championship; Lytham Is Gonna Get You
Golf's biggest superstars will rub shoulders with have-a-go-amateurs round the links of Lytham this week. And Colin Montgomerie's caddy Alastair McLean took us on a hole-by-hole guided tour of the pitfalls waiting for them all at the 125th Open...
There's a Buzby about the Place; Dodds Tips Phone Star Kiri for Top
Billy Dodds already knows that Ilian Kiriakov is going to be a wow at Aberdeen The big-money Bulgar has settled down to life in Scotland in double quick time after his pounds 500,000 move from Cypriots Anorthosis Famagusta. And the ginger-haired...
The Voice of Scotland; Wrong Move
Bishop Joseph Devine has once again upset the churchgoers of Motherwell Diocese by his obvious disregard of how he is perceived by those he shepherds. There can be no justification for the purchase of his new abode at a cost of pounds 220,000. ...
Warders Can't Escape Jail Hell; Bosses Won't Let Fed-Up Officers Quit
Prison bosses who offered fed-up warders redundancy pay-offs were stunned when staff flocked to take up the deals. And now they're forcing many officers to stay in jobs they've come to hate because their short-staffed jails can't afford to lose...
Working for the Yankee Dollar
They're not just battling it out for gold, silver and bronze in Atlanta. Green's the ultimate prize - as long as it's on a dollar bill. The Centennial Games are the most commercialised yet - so much so, that a leading International Olympic Committee...