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 23, 1998

2000 Scots Killed by Pollution Every Year
Two thousand Scots are dying every year because of soaring pollution, it has been revealed. Premature deaths and emergency hospital admissions from respiratory or heart conditions are higher during periods of high pollution, research has shown....
[3] Jock Brown Told Us to Lie
Embarrassed Linz supremo Mats Hagmeir last night apologised for lying about Vidar Riseth's transfer to Celtic. He claimed Parkhead general manager Jock Brown told him to lie to reporters about the deal to bring the Norwegian international to Parkhead....
Adamczuk Tops Pole for Cap Call
Dundee midfield ace Dariusz Adamczuk is in line for a shock international call-up. Poland coach Janusz Wcycik last night revealed that the Dens star is in his plans for the Euro 2000 qualifier against Luxembourg on October 10. The international...
Ally's Formula for Getting His Cash Back
As if Super Ally hasn't got enough in the bank ... here he is getting a backhander from David Coulthard. The Formula One superstar gets pole position in the new McCoist and MacAulay series which starts tomorrow on BBC 1. And when McCoist tells...
America Rallies Behind President after Video Nasty Backfires on Republicans
Shamed President Bill Clinton yesterday received an astonishing vote of support from the American people. Polls showed Clinton's popularity surged after his video testimony about the Lewinsky affair was broadcast. And although most Americans...
A Retreat from a Seat; an Innovative Look at an Old Idea Proves a Goldmine for One Businesswoman. JOHN NAIRN Reports
A business opportunity for Helen Hastings was, in a sense, the answer to her prayers. For the Berwickshire woman hit on the idea for her "ergonomically designed" stool from a prayer seat. Now there's no looking back for Helen after the soaring...
Are You a Monica?; She Shocked the World and Brought a President to His Knees ... but Isn't There a Little Bit of Monica Lewinsky in All of Us? Try Our Quiz to Find Out
She is a classic example of a `bunny-boiler', a woman who will stop at nothing to get the man she wants - whether he is married or not. As yet more details of her obsession with shamed President Clinton emerge, the spurned Monica Lewinsky is fast...
Astra Fireworks
The Astra has always been Vauxhall's homely family car, and still is, but with enough improvements to stimulate interest among people buying other makes. The success of the hatchback, saloon and estate series is based on core values. Almost 1.5...
BATTLE OF THE BULGE; We're Not Unfit to Be Mums Say Pop Girls
All Saints star Melanie Blatt last night denied she and the Spice Girls had turned pregnancy into a glamorous alternative for teenage under- achievers. Unmarried Melanie, 23, rubbished claims that she could trigger a wave of "girl power babies"....
Bernie's Got Bags of Problems
Airport baggage handlers have sabotaged Bernard Gallacher's comeback in the Scottish professional golf championship which starts at Newmachar today. Gallacher flew up yesterday from his Wentworth base to play in the curtain- raising pro-am - but...
BLAIR BOYS' SCHOOLMATES ON `MUGGING SPREE' Seven Posh Pupils Spend Night in Cells
A gang of teenagers from the top school attended by Tony Blair's two sons have been arrested for alleged muggings. The youths - six aged 15 and one aged just 13 - terrorised passengers aboard a bus, snatching a watch, an electronic organiser and...
Bruce Is Back Magic to the Famous
Hundreds of people have had their pain banished by Bruce Band. Yet he has never studied medicine and learned anatomy from the carcass of a cow and a museum skeleton. Yet the Perth "manipulator" regularly flies to the side of some of the richest...
Business Idea Is Truly Sound
Steve and Allan Reilly are on the right track, when it comes to music, with their Red Eye Recording Studio in Clydebank. The 23-year-old twins are setting a new beat in the music recording business with their state-of-the-art studio. When Steve...
Cheating Death Taught Me What a Real Crisis Is; CAPTAIN COURAGE: UNITED ACE JENKINS BOUNCES BACK FROM HORROR SMASH
New Dundee United captain Iain Jenkins laughs when he hears the word crisis mentioned in football. He knows exactly what a real crisis is - one that almost cost him his life. Jenkins, given the skipper's armband by boss Paul Sturrock, has opened...
Christian Aid; Dick to Seal Pounds 6m Brazil Swoop
Dick Advocaat last night revealed that Rangers will complete their record- breaking pounds 6million deal for Brazilian Christian - if he shines in a final spy mission. The Dutch coach will watch the 22-year-old in action one last time before giving...
Cuddle That Means Everything to Anne
Little Andrew Blackie cuddles up to his mum Anne on the sofa as she reads one of his favourite stories. It's an everyday family scene, but one which Anne could only dream of a couple of years ago. Andrew's violent mood swings and hyperactivity...
Dick to Seal Pounds 6m Brazil Swoop
Dick Advocate last night revealed that Rangers will complete their record- breaking pounds 6million deal for Brazilian Christian - if he shines in a final spy mission. The Dutch coach will watch the 22-year-old in action one last time before giving...
Dirty Vid
Celtic paraded Norwegian midfielder Vidar Riseth, their first signing of 1998, at Park- head yesterday after three days of lies and misinformation designed to mislead the media and the club's supporters. The Scottish champions conspired with Austrian...
Dons Swoop for Pounds 1.2m Winters
Aberdeen will sign Robbie Winters for pounds 1.2 million today to end his Tannadice hell. The Dundee United star travelled to Pittodrie for talks late last night and will complete his move this morning - four months after being thrown on the transfer...
Dream Weavers Seek New Enterprises
IAN HENDERSON: SMALL businesses are the lifeblood of the economy because without new enterprises, we'd soon find that we were suffering from a hardening of the economic arteries. But setting up a business is an intensely individual exercise,...
Drivers Warned as Fog Causes Chaos
Thick fog was blamed for a spate of crashes on Scotland's roads yesterday. There were 10 separate smashes on the M90 in Fife and a number in Aberdeenshire as visibility was reduced to 15 metres in places. Most of the accidents happened during...
Eight Years after His Dad Stole Him ... I've Seen My Son Again; HOME AT LAST: A SCOTS NURSE TELLS OF THE REUNION SHE NEVER DREAMED WOULD HAPPEN
As the coach pulled into the station, Jean Bain felt a nervous knot tighten in her stomach. She craned her neck as a stream of passengers got off. Would she recognise him? How would he know her? Then she saw the familiar brown eyes and couldn't...
Exercise Your Mind; How a Highland Fling and Knitting Can Help Improve Your Memory
When you can't find your car keys, don't lose your temper. Instead, start looking for your tartan togs and dancing pumps - because it seems a highland fling is just the thing to jog your memory. It is estimated that we spend a whole year of our...
Family of Five Killed in Head-On Crash
A woman, a three-month-old baby and three men died when their car and a lorry collided yesterday. All the victims were thought to be from one family. The accident happened at an accident blackspot in West Lothian. The car was crushed beyond...
Family of Five Wiped out in Head-On Crash; Carnage: Baby among Victims of Smash
A woman, a three-month-old baby and three men died in a head-on crash yesterday . All the victims were thought to be from one family. Their car and an articulated lorry collided at an accident blackspot in West Lothian. The car was crushed...
Fergie's Mum Died at 100mph; Obsessed by Speed: But She Survived Similar Smash Last Year
Fergie's mother may have been driving at more than 100mph when she had her fatal crash, it emerged yesterday. Susan Barrantes is said have to survived a similar high-speed road accident last year. An Argentine newspaper reported that police found...
FLO-JO DID USE DRUGS TO WIN; Steroids Transformed Her Says Training Friend
Olympic sprint star Florence Griffith-Joyner did use drugs to boost her career, it was claimed yesterday. Her former training partner Lorna Boothe revealed yesterday that Flo- Jo used a cocktail of steroids and testosterone to change from average...
God Only Knows Who They Will Elect Next
The land of psycho-babble gives its own best diagnosis: When it comes to the loves and lies of Bill Clinton, America is in denial. This is the deeply Christian country that tolerates the biggest hard- core pornography industry in the world. This...
HARDIE LEADS LOCKERBIE PROSECUTION; READY: Top QCs to Prepare Case against Libyans
Top Scottish legal brains will lead the prosecution of two Libyan suspects at the Lockerbie bombing trial. Sceptics had doubted whether Colonel Gaddafi would release the men suspected of the atrocity in which 270 people died. But yesterday the...
Heads and Tales of Success; A Hairdresser Reaches the Top after Facing an Uncertain Future
There's no doubt that Eileen Kennedy started right at the top when it comes to business success. For the 34-year-old has been involved in hairdressing since she was a schoolgirl, when she helped out in her brother's barber shop. And earlier this...
Her Loveless Letters
What ever else they might be, love letters these ain't. Not in a million years. This isn't the sort of correspondence which gets tied up in pretty pink ribbons and filed in the memory under R for romance, as anyone who has ever really gone through...
HRT Killed My Wife.Now All Women Must Be Careful; NO REPLACEMENT: Grieving Husband Warns of the Dangers of Tinkering with Hormones
When Irene Brankin started taking low-dose Hormone Replacement Therapy four years ago, she hoped it was going to give her a new lease of life. Instead, the mother-of-two was dead within 10 weeks of beginning the treatment. Now her husband, Bernard,...
It's Home Work; ON THE ROAD: A Caravan Enthusiast Hitches His Hobby to His Business for a Runaway Success
Caravanning has been in Jimmy Melville's blood since he was bitten by the bug when his parents rented a caravan more than 30 years ago. And now he runs the highly successful Bankview Caravans in Dunfermline with his sister, Nancy. Jim explains:...
It's Scrum Deal; FAIR GAME: SCOTLAND FANS WELCOME WORLD CUP TICKET PRICES
Scotland rugby fans are ready to splash their cash to watch their heroes in next year's World Cup. Tickets for group matches - such as Scotland's clash with holders South Africa at Murrayfield - will range from pounds 25 to pounds 50. And a seat...
JAMBOS WELL UP TO TAKE REVENGE; Hammy Bid to Wipe out Heartache
Jim Hamilton shudders every time he recalls Hearts' last clash with Motherwell. It finished 1-1 and sparked a Jambos slump that wrecked their brave challenge for the Premier League Championship. With six games left, Jim Jefferies' side were locked...
Jock Brown Told Us to Lie
Embarrassed Linz supremo Mats Hagmeir last night apologised for lying about Vidar Riseth's transfer to Celtic. He claimed Parkhead general manager Jock Brown told him to lie to reporters about the deal to bring the Norwegian international to Parkhead....
Jock Brown Told Us to Lie
Celtic paraded Norwegian midfielder Vidar Riseth, their first signing of 1998, at Parkhead yesterday after three days of lies and misinformation designed to mislead the media and supporters. The Scottish champions conspired with Austrian outfit...
KILLER MUM SENT TO CARSTAIRS FOR LIFE; She Poisoned Her Twins, 7
A mum who killed her seven-year-old twins and then tried to take her own life was yesterday ordered to be detained in a mental hospital without limit of time. Janice Miller, 31, was seriously mentally ill when she laced their bedtime drinks with...
LAST NIGHT; Hellish Vision of the Killing Times
Hot, very hot, on the heels of Tuesday night's investigation into a possible lost civilisation came an Equinox special called Killer Earth. A mass extinction took place on the planet around 65million years ago, it argued, wiping out two thirds of...
Lib-Dems Bank on Tactical Voting to Outflank Nats
The Scottish Lib-Dems are to urge Labour voters to back them to try to squeeze the SNP out of the Scottish Parliament. It's the strongest sign yet that Lib-Dem leader Jim Wallace and his colleagues believe they will form a coalition with Donald...
MA'AM UNITED; Queen Signs for Rupert Murdoch
Football fans love to see their club making big-name signings - and they don't come much bigger than this. Yesterday, the Queen "signed up" for Manchester United when she put her name to a club ball. It was a remarkable moment - unlike pop stars...
Mac May Miss Perth
Champion jump jockey Tony McCoy could miss Perth today after he complained of feeling "awful" on a bad day for his stable at Fontwell yesterday. Super Mac gave up his last ride at the West Sussex course after being beaten on the first four Martin-Pipe...
Me & My Health
Author and broadcaster Paul Heiney, 49, former presenter of That's Life! and In At The Deep End, currently presents Lion Country on BBC1 on weekdays. In 1990, he ploughed a huge chunk of his savings into a 36-acre smallholding in Suffolk with his...
Money; No Power Bills for Three Years
Homeowners will soon be able to avoid paying gas and electricity bills for three years if they opt for a new mortgage package. The Alliance & Leicester launched their deal yesterday. It is being offered at first to customers in the London...
Monica's Jealous Rage at Hillary; a Woman Scorned: The Picture That Made Clinton's Girlfriend Feel Angry and Humiliated
Monica Lewinsky was consumed with jealousy when she saw pictures of Bill Clinton dancing with wife Hillary on a Florida beach. She told investigators she felt humiliated and deceived after looking at the newspaper photos. Clinton had led her...
My Dons Will Be All Whyte on the Night
If Alex Miller needs to convince a player to sign for Aberdeen, he'd do worse than give club skipper Derek Whyte a call. The Scotland defender helped persuade former Middlesbrough pal Craig Hignett to join him at Pittodrie and would offer the same...
My Dying Pal Rang 999 on His Mobile; MURDER TRIAL TOLD OF ASIAN BOYS' KNIFE TERROR
An Asian schoolboy told yesterday how his friend was stabbed in an attack by white youths. The knifed boy, 15-year-old Imran Khan, died eight days later. Burhan Ilyas told the High Court in Glasgow Imran was drenched in blood after the knife...
Navy Cover-Up Claim over Trawler Tragedy
The owner of a trawler which sank seven years ago with the loss of six crew yesterday accused the Navy of a cover-up. Alan Ayres was condemned in the official report into the tragedy which claimed the boat sank after its fishing gear snagged on...
Norse Racing; RISETH: I'LL HELP CELTS WIN TITLE IN CANTER
Vidar Riseth finally became Celtic's first new signing this year when he was paraded at Parkhead yesterday. Now he wants to party like it's 1999 with a championship medal in his first season in Scotland. The 26-year-old Norwegian World Cup star...
One Sound Investment; Musician Rosie Lock Is Hitting a Different Note with Her New Business
When people stay at Rosie Lock's Aberfoyle guest house they might expect to be woken by the bagpipes. But they are more likely to hear the sound of a flute. For the 35-year-old musician plays the flute professionally with the BBC Scottish Symphony...
Perfect Start for Graham; Quality Is Right at the Heart of Everything One Man's New Engineering Company Does
Anderson Engineering is a new company which is heading for expansion. It was set up in Dumfries only two years ago by 30-year-old Graham Anderson, who had served his time locally as an engineer. From his one-man-band beginning, Graham now employs...
Pitching His Putter; CLUB CIRCUIT: Roy Cannon Is on the Ball with a Great Golfing Idea That's Just Pure Electric
Roy Cannon's driving business ambition has been fuelled by recycled circuit boards. Here's a man who has been in the swing of things with many years in the electronics industry. This time was spent working for a company which tries to cut down...
Record Gets the Go-Ahead for Pounds 10m HQ; ON THE MOVE: NEW HOME FOR SCOTLAND'S TOP PAPERS
The Daily Record is set to move into the 21st century with new pounds 10million headquarters. The spectacular building was granted outline planning permission yesterday - and work could begin as early as next month. Approval in principle was...
RECORD VIEW; It's Alex in Dreamland
The Scottish National Party today open what they claim will be their most historic conference. They believe it will be their last before they take power in the Scottish Parliament. Dream on! A spell of opinion poll popularity will not turn Alex...
Saints out for Revenge
St Johnstone were the sacrificial lambs at the altar of Celtic's championship success last season. Tonight the Saints are ready to show their teeth and bite a chunk out of the crown the Parkhead side clinched against the Perth team back in May....
Scottish Heroes Quids in with Euro
Bank chiefs yesterday banned the Queen's head from euro notes - but heroes like Robert the Bruce and Rabbie Burns WILL be allowed on Scottish versions. When the new single currency comes in, all notes will be produced centrally and display the European...
SHOWER OF BASKET CASES; Council Pay Pounds 40 an Hour for a Man to Water Plants
A council's Direct Labour Organisation admitted yesterday it charges a staggering pounds 40 an hour - just to water hanging flower baskets. The news comes only days after local government minister Henry McLeish warned he would close DLOs down unless...
Side Lines
Leeds are at the front of the queue of clubs chasing Caley Thistle ace Ross Tokely. The 19-year-old defender has been in outstanding form in the club's charge to the top of the Second Division. Leeds boss George Graham has had him watched recently...
Snared by Brief Flash of G-String
Lewinsky snared the president with the same trick she used to seduce another married man. Wearing a two-piece navy blue trouser suit, she flicked up the jacket at the back to reveal the top of her G- string underwear. Clinton immediately arranged...
SNP FOREIGNER THREAT TO SCOTS IN ENGLAND; Brown Attacks Plans for External Relations Agency
Chancellor Gordon Brown yesterday poured scorn on SNP plans to set up a Department of External Relations. He said the proposed Ministry, to look after our dealings with the rest of the UK after independence, would mean Scots living south of the...
Stay Thin ... Don't Watch Your Weight; WEIGHT FOR IT: NOW THERE'S A PAINLESS AND EASY WAY TO HELP YOU SHED THOSE UNWANTED POUNDS
If you want to lose weight then forget all about diet books and throw out those bathroom scales. New research has revealed that stopping constantly weighing yourself is the best way to shed unwanted pounds, because getting into shape is all about...
Strike One to Rangers; Dick's Ready to Deliver: Ibrox Boss Is a Step Ahead of Celtic Rival in Race to Sign a New Goal-Grabber
Rangers are still kicking themselves that they didn't open up a five- point title lead over defending champions Celtic in Sunday's Ibrox showdown. The one unarguable fact to come out of a clash which was watched by millions all over the nation is...
The Identikids
Tragic athlete Flo Jo, the Olympic sprint champion who died of a heart attack, may have left the world a wonderful legacy. Her genes, encapsulated in her daughter. While only two years old baby Mary Ruth Joyner, daughter of Olympic sprint champion...
VOICE OF SCOTLAND; Stop the Gravy Train
Public services are pruned to a bare minimum, but the lavish junkets of Glasgow councillors continues. They should be using their well-paid time to collect the housing arrears within their own council. I urge all voters to mark the culprits' names...
What Would John Major Say Emma?; Her Saucy Debut Almost Outstrips Nicole's
Former game show host Emma Noble may not know much about acting - but she knows how to play to her strengths. John Major's future daughter in law found herself up against Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman last night as the two opened shows in London....
Whipping Up Tasty Talents; Scottish Chefs Were Unhappy with Their Training So Brian Hannan Took Action, Writes JOHN NAIRN
Brian Hannan has put together a training menu that will make sure Scottish chefs stay top of the class. And now his Centre for Culinary Excellence Scotland, in St Andrews Drive, Glasgow, is a model for training chefs and the general public. The...
Why We Loathe Our Legs; PIN CROWD: FOUR WOMEN GO OUT ON A LIMB TO CONFESS WHICH PART OF THEIR BODY THEY DETEST
Everyone wants perfect legs, but few have the never-ending attributes of Eva Herzigova. There is always something to change and even the most beautiful models complain about the size of their thighs. Thick ankles, knobbly knees, cellulite, old...
Your Problems
DR DREENA KELLY Dr Dreena Kelly nursed children in Africa before becoming a doctor while caring for her invalid sister and bringing up her son on her own. Named as woman of the 90s last year, Dreena, 38, answers all your medical queries. Q I...