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 May 13, 1999

A Feast Fit for Chefs; One Scot Has the Job of Cooking for 350 of His Peers at the Culinary `Oscars'
TOP class golfers receive a green jacket. But few people know that top class chefs receive a red jacket. Just as in Hollywood, chefs have their Oscars, too, when the cream of the crop, as judged by their peers, are honoured. Chef Willie Pike...
Aisle Be There for You Pledges Bridal Boss
A BESIEGED bridal shop owner last night insisted her customers would not be left in the lurch. Police had to be called in when around 20 people turned up at Cathy Cockburn's shop demanding their money back. They claimed they had been kept waiting...
ASTOR BOY FINED FOR SMOKING COCAINE; 'Breakfast' on Hotel Roof
PLAYBOY Josh Astor escaped jail yesterday after being caught taking drugs on a hotel roof. A court heard he was smoking crack cocaine for breakfast when he was spotted on the rooftop. Astor, illegitimate son and heir to disgraced Gannex raincoats...
At Last I Know What Love Is ... and It Doesn't Leave Me Black and Blue; She May Be a Million Miles from Pamela Anderson, but Rita McAllister Also Knows How It Feels to Crave the Affection of a Violent Man
A CHILL ran up Rita McAllister's spine this week when she read of Pamela Anderson returning to her violent ex-husband Tommy Lee. The 41 year old has spent more than 10 years in abusive relationships, and is only now piecing her life back together....
BACK IN CHARGE; 'The Scottish Parliament Adjourned on the 25th Day of March 1707 Is Hereby Reconvened'
"THE Scottish Parliament adjourned on the 25th day of March, 1707 is hereby reconvened." That's how Madame Ecosse - veteran Scottish Nationalist Winnie Ewing - announced the opening of our new Parliament yesterday. And in a voice quavering with...
BOXING: Carr Won't Duck the Challenge; PUNCHLINES
BRIAN CARR last night promised his kids a trip to EuroDisney - after he takes Cassius Baloyi's WBU featherweight crown from the South African next month. Eight-year-old Dean and Briony, three, will come face-to-face with Donald Duck but there's...
Brassed-Off Band Walk out over Girl Soloist; OUT OF TUNE: HOW FEMALE HORN PLAYER CAUSED DISCORD WHEN SHE BROKE DOWN A 114-YEAR ALL-MALE TRADITION
HORN player Lesley Howie mirrored the hit movie Brassed Off by breaking a 144-year all-male tradition when she joined a brass band. But unlike the film's heroine Tara Fitzgerald - who won over the hearts of Ewan McGregor and fellow musicians - Scots-born...
Brother Wept as He Killed Little Sister; FAMILY ON TRIAL: COURT HEARS HOW MURDER WAS CARRIED OUT Mum-to-Be Strangled
A MAN wept as he throttled his sister after she shamed the family, a court heard yesterday. Shazad Naz, 22, had tears streaming down his face as he strangled Rukhsana Naz in front of their crying mother, his younger brother Iftikhar told police....
Cash-Mad Dentist Pulling a Fast One
A DENTIST raked in pounds 600,000 a year by rushing through up to 150 patients each day, it was claimed yesterday. People with appointments to see Melvyn Megitt were allegedly kept waiting more than an hour and then spent as little as three minutes...
Centre of Industry; Cumbernauld's Living Up to Its Reputation as a Magnet for Jobs, with 1000 More Promised
CUMBERNAULD has now become a proper hotbed of construction, which can only be good news for jobs in the area. At the beginning of this month, international financial services company Morgan Stanley Dean Witter announced they are creating 1000 new...
Cover Girls; MARJORIE CALDER Finds Lipstick and Eyeliner Are Tools of the Trade as Three Sisters Face Up to a Television Career
SISTERS Audrey Kieran and Carol and Linda Wilson have been adding a touch of glamour to newly launched Lanarkshire TV - in more ways than one. The groomed and gorgeous threesome are the new cosmetics queens for the Lanarkshire station's Make-over...
Cricket: Guide to All the Action
May 14 - England v Sri Lanka (Lord's, live on Sky). May 15 - India v S Africa (Hove, Sky); Zimbabwe v Kenya (Taunton, Sky). May 16 - Australia v Scotland (Worcester, BBC); W Indies v Pakistan (Bristol, BBC). May 17 - Bangladesh v N Zealand...
CRICKET: IT'S OUR TURN TO DO A PERU Horror as Beamer Bullet Hits Hamilton
TOP Scotland cricket star Gavin Hamilton last night relived the terrifying moment that could have wrecked his World Cup dream. Just four days before their opener against Australia, Hamilton was left badly shaken after being struck in the face by...
Deal Goes to the Wire
LABOUR and the Lib Dems were still haggling over a coalition deal to run Scotland's Parliament early this morning. Party leaders Donald Dewar and Jim Wallace negotiated through the night in a bid to break the deadlock over tuition fees. Labour...
DEVIL'S SPAWN; as His Evil Father Tries to Wipe out an Entire People, Milosevic Jnr Smuggles Cigarettes and Lives the Good Life
HIS father is waging war as Kosovars sleep 16 to a tent in refugee camps. But life could not be sweeter for Marko Milosevic. The 25-year-old son of Serb butcher Slobodan has fled the NATO poundings of Belgrade to live out the war in a playboy paradise...
Employment FOCUS; Referee a Job Match
REFERENCES go in and out of fashion as a final selection method, with most employers currently using them only as a fail-safe once they have more or less decided on their preferred candidate. The recommendation from Gail Ellis, of HR consultants,...
FOOTBALL: Aberdeen Stars Face Showdown with Milne
ABERDEEN chief Stewart Milne is poised for a major showdown with a select group of first team stars. Milne - now seeking his fourth boss in 18 months after rejecting Paul Hegarty for the long term - wants a meeting before Saturday's game against...
Football: Baxter's a Pittodrie Possible - but Burns Says No
ONE-TIME Celtic target Stuart Baxter has thrown his hat in the ring for the Aberdeen job ... but Tommy Burns isn't interested. Baxter, boss of Swedish champs AIK Stockholm, is on Dons chief Stewart Milne's list of possible managers. But the highly-rated...
FOOTBALL: Eu Just Forget about John
COVENTRY boss Gordon Strachan last night told Dundee United to forget about trying to tie up John Eustace on a permanent deal. Tannadice manager Paul Sturrock is ready to bid pounds 250,000 for the midfielder who has impressed during his loan spell....
Football: Gunners Won't Splash the Cash; Turning a Deaf Ear: United and Lazio Prove That Money Talks More Than Ever - but Arsenal Boss Wenger Ain't Listening
IT was around this time last year that Alex Ferguson stared at an empty trophy cabinet, checked Manchester United's bank balance and went on the biggest shopping spree in the club's history. Arsenal's Arsene Wenger will do no such thing despite...
FOOTBALL: I Won't Forget Paul Gave Me My Big Chance
JAMIE McALLISTER was on cloud nine on Monday after clinching a dream move to Aberdeen from Division Two minnows Queen of the South. But within 24 hours he was worrying about his Dons future after the announcement caretaker boss Paul Hegarty was...
FOOTBALL: Jeff Would Be Nuts If He Left Us for a Smaller Outfit like Dons; HOME IS WHERE HEARTS ARE: COLIN CAMERON THINKS THAT JIM WILL COMMIT HIMSELF TO SCOTLAND'S THIRD BIGGEST TEAM
JIM JEFFERIES is currently facing up to the most difficult decision of his managerial career. Aberdeen's desire to hand the Hearts manager the keys to the door of Pittodrie is likely to test his lifelong loyalty to the Tynecastle club. Jefferies...
Football: Money Talks Louder Than Ever but Gunners Boss Wenger Turns Deaf Ear
IT was around this time last year that Alex Ferguson stared at an empty trophy cabinet, checked Manchester United's bank balance and went on the biggest shopping spree in the club's history. Arsenal's Arsene Wenger will do no such thing despite...
FOOTBALL: Nor Way Can Pair Play; REDS REBUFF FOR NORSE BOSS
MANCHESTER UNITED yesterday called time on a cheeky bid by Norway to call up two of their players only 48 hours before the FA Cup Final. Norway coach Nils Johan Semb has named Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ronny Johnsen in his team for a friendly against...
FOOTBALL: ONE DOWN AND ONE TO GO; Rovers Are out but Title Race Going to the Wire
BLACKBURN 0 MAN UNITED 0 STUTTERING United relegated Blackburn but improved their own title chances only slightly in the process last night. If United boss Alex Fergusaon was going to send his old sidekick Brian Kidd's team down anyway, he would...
FOOTBALL: Parma Cash in on Blanc Boob; Italians UEFA Champs Again
PARMA 3 MARSEILLE 0 PARMA last night continued their country's dominance of the UEFA Cup when they became the eighth Italian side to lift the trophy in the past 11 years. Goals from Hernan Crespo, Paolo Vanoli and Enrico Chiesa saw them coast...
Football: Spit Shame Viduka Was Close to Tears after Match
MARK VIDUKA'S best friend last night revealed the Celtic striker was nearly in tears after last Saturday's East End Park spitting shame. Krunoslav Jurcic spoke to his former Croatia Zagreb team-mate on Monday after he saw red for gobbing at Dunfermline's...
FOOTBALL: Who Needs the Cash When We Have Those Old Firm Memories?; JINKY AND WILLIE MISSED OUT ON THE MONEY - BUT THEY DID EARN RESPECT
IF Jimmy Johnstone and Willie Henderson had been born 30 years later they would be swanning about in Ferraris and living in houses the size of small countries. The kind of rewards handed out these days to players possessing only a fraction of the...
Free Vote on Tuition Fees Is Stumbling Block as Labour and the Lib Dems Inch towards a Coalition Deal
THE Lib Dems were last night set to to cave in over tuition fees, paving the way for the formation of a historic coalition to run Scotland. Negotiators for the two parties were said to have struck a deal over the issue - the main barrier to an agreement....
FURY AS STALKER IS FREED FOR THIRD TIME; He Plagued Ex-Girlfriend for Years
STALKER Ian Lynagh walked free from court yesterday after a third conviction for terrorising his former girlfriend. But last night his victim said Lynagh should have been ordered to get medical help. And Scottish Women's Aid and a victim support...
GRANDAD'S A TOY BOY; but He'll Give Box of Riches to Little Adam
IT'S hardly unusual for a doting grand-father to present his only grandchild with lots of toys. But five-year-old Adam Dalgleish won't be getting things like football strips, Teletubbies or the latest Rugrats figures from his grandad. Instead,...
HILLARY JOINS PEACE FIGHT AS MAN IS SHOT; Gun Attack Mars Ulster Visit
A WORKMAN was shot near Belfast yesterday in what is thought to be a sectarian attack linked to protection rackets. The attack came as US First Lady Hillary Clinton asked Irish people to show the world "what enduring peace looks like". The Catholic...
History in the Making at Mummy's New Office; First Day at the Office: No Pomp but a Solemn Occasion as Scotland's Parliament Comes into Being
THERE was no Queen, not much pomp but plenty solemn circumstance as on the anniversary of John Smith's death, new MSPs settled his "unfinished business". But who needs carriages of stiff, waving royals to return demo-cracy to Scotland? We can do...
Horseracing: Knockout Punch
SUPER Scot Richard Quinn rode a superb race on Salford Express to win the Dante Stakes at York yesterday The win earned the David Elsworth-trained colt a 14-1 Derby quote (from 50-1) with William Hill, while Godolphin's Slip Stream shot out from...
I Was Born in Serbia, the World Hates Me ... and I Have No Future; CASUALTIES OF WAR: KATARINA JOVANOVIC, 15, DESCRIBES HER LIFE IN WAR-TORN BELGRADE IN A MOVING DIARY
THE bombs have rained down on Belgrade for seven weeks, changing the lives of ordinary Serbians forever. Among those living in the war-torn city is Katarina Jovanovic, a 15-year-old schoolgirl who shares a small, two-roomed apartment with her parents...
Knifeman Who Hated All Women; Attacker Faces Life Term
A KNIFEMAN who can't stop attacking women faces being caged for life. In a five-year reign of terror, Darren Black assaulted five females, including a girl of 12. His latest victim was ambushed with a knife held at her face as she walked along...
Labour Are Backing a Sell off for the Tote
RACECOURSE betting shops are to be sold off in a deal that could raise pounds 120million for taxpayers. Home Secretary Jack Straw yesterday announced that the Tote would become the first full-scale privatisation under Labour. The racing industry...
LAST NIGHT; New Love Is Unkindest Cut of All for Surgeon
PLASTIC MAN (ITV) JUST when you thought John Thaw had played his middle-aged sex symbol card for the last time, he was at it again. The actor who charmed a nation as Kavanagh QC and Inspector Morse is back in the mould he suits best - ageing...
Lib Dems Cave In
DONALD Dewar will be elected First Minister today after Labour and the Lib Dems thrashed out a coalition deal at the eleventh hour last night. The breakthrough came when the Lib Dems agreed to water down their demand for Labour to scrap university...
Mark Kills Himself in Boundary Wall Feud; Ruined Lives: Father's Suicide after Family Lose Futile 17-Year Fight
A FATHER hung himself after his family lost a long court feud with neighbours over a 12-foot strip of land. Mark Powling took over his parents' bizarre 17-year fight with their one-time best friend over a boundary wall. The struggle cost the...
MILLENNIUM GLOOM; Revellers Turn Their Backs on Big Hotels' Big Prices
FIRMS hoping to rake it in during the Millennium celebrations are having to rethink- because revellers are refusing to pay extortionate prices. Edinburgh's luxury Balmoral hotel has slashed the cost of its basic package by nearly pounds 3000 after...
Missing Giant Murdered and Dumped in River; Drugs Killing: Bodybuilder Tortured to Death
A BODYBUILDER who went missing four weeks ago is said to have been tortured, murdered and dumped in the River Clyde. Criminal sources have told the Daily Record that David Baxter was killed after getting caught up in a drugs deal. They outlined...
MOTOR RACING: TIME TO STOP WHINING COUL; Jordan Blast for Scot
SCOTTISH Formula One ace David Coulthard has been told to grow up by Grand Prix boss Eddie Jordan. The McLaren driver is raring to go in Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix but Irishman Jordan has told him to stop whingeing about the slow backmarkers he...
Net Advantage; the Internet Is Becoming the Quickest and Easiest Way to Go Job- Hunting, MARJORIE CALDER Advises
THE Internet is moving so quickly into all areas of our lives that myths and assumptions are springing up around it which have little to do with known facts. This situation led employment researcher Andy Parsley to set up a questionnaire to find...
PETS PAGE: Now's the Time to Get in the Frame
NOW that the better weather has arrived, it's a good time to see just how photogenic your pet is. For example, The Cats Protection, Glasgow Branch, (formerly the Cats Protection League) is holding a Photographic Cat Show on Saturday, July 10, with...
PICK OF THE BOX; Medics Find Love's Healing Touch
DRAMA: Psychos (Channel 4, 10.00pm) THE powerful drama, set in a Glasgow psychiatric ward, begins to sizzle as the sexual tension between doctors Danny Nash and Kate Millar increases. Whether the series gets the portrait of mental health right...
POWER TO THE PEOPLE; Sheridan Leads Protest over Oath to the Queen
THE Holyrood rebels yesterday stamped their mark on the new Parliament. Republican MSPs protested at being forced to declare allegiance to the Queen during the swearing-in ceremony. And maverick Tommy Sheridan made his affirmation with a clenched...
PROBLEM PAGE: JUST JOAN; Affair with Married Boss Cost Me My Job
Q LIKE a fool I began an affair with my boss who is married, but because I didn't know his wife and he never really spoke about her, I sort of kidded myself she didn't exist. I thought the rest of the office didn't know either, because as his secretary...
PROBLEM PAGE: VOICE OF SCOTLAND; the Curse of Apathy
I NEVER thought I would live to see the day - I am 83 - when so many apathetic and stupid Scots would spurn the franchise our forebears struggled - and many died - for. In effect, those who couldn't be bothered to vote in the Scottish Parliament...
RECORD VIEW; No Pomp, Just Glory
ANYONE expecting Parliamentary pomp and pageantry on Edinburgh's Mound will have been disappointed. The re-convening of Scotland's own Parliament after nearly 300 years made history by just happening. But it was not surrounded by the trappings...
Robertson Says the Air Strikes Are Having Huge Effect
THOUSANDS of Serb troops who have been involved in ethnic cleansing are being sent home in bodybags, Defence Secretary George Robertson said yesterday. And yesterday Milosevic backed up the claim when he admitted for the first time air strikes were...
RUSSIA IN TURMOIL AS YELTSIN FIRES CABINET; Popular PM Falls Prey to Jealousy of President
PRESIDENT Boris Yeltsin plunged Russia into political crisis yesterday by sacking the popular premier Yevgeny Primakov and the cabinet. Yeltsin blamed the 69-year-old politician for failing to revive the nation's stagnant economy. But many believe...
SCAREDY CATH HIRES 6 MINDERS; Bomb Find Leaves Welsh Star Terrified
ACTRESS Catherine Zeta Jones has hired six bodyguards to protect her at the Cannes Film Festival. She is scared of further terrorist threats after an unexploded bomb was discovered in the French resort. The safety-conscious star is also concerned...
Special Brewer; Four Decades of Progress Elevated Bill Brown from Office Junior to Scottish Brewers' Top Accountant
AT 55, Bill Brown seems much too young to remember carrying leather- bound ledgers to the clerks' desks in his past life as an office junior with Scottish Brewers. But in 1959 the then 15-year-old Bill was an apprentice clerk in an office filled...
The Beauty Treatment; One Company Sets Up Special Outings to Thank Staff for Their Dedication, Effort and Loyalty
THE family-owned Walker Group has been saying "thank you" to its loyal, hard-working, dedicated staff for years. Away days from golf outings to go-karting events have all been hugely successful. But the latest outing, for ladies only, has been...
THE KILLER AIRBAG; Fears for Children over New Car Safety Feature
THE latest car safety device - side airbags - could kill young children, says new research. They are coming as standard in more and more cars but they pose potentially fatal risks to small front passengers, according to tests. The new warning...
The Mi6 Monty Python Traitor; Betrayal: Man Who Was Thrown out of Britain's Secret Services Seeks His Revenge by Naming Agents and Offices on Internet
BRITAIN'S undercover spies were named on the Internet yesterday - by one of their own. Traitor Richard Tomlinson listed the locations of six MI6 offices throughout Europe and identified spies working for the Secret Service. The site set up by...
'The Scottish Parliament Adjourned on the 25th Day of March 1707 Is Hereby Reconvened'
"THE Scottish Parliament adjourned on the 25th day of March, 1707 is hereby reconvened." That's how Madame Ecosse - veteran Scottish Nationalist Winnie Ewing - announced the opening of our new Parliament yesterday. And in a voice quavering with...
Tim's 7000 Miles Away Home Game; Flying Wing-Back: Boy Who Emigrated Returns for Final
FOOTBALL daft Tim Eatwell flew 7000 miles to play in a crunch match - the under 11s cup final. Tim travelled back to Britain from his new home in America so he could be with his old side for the big game. And his pounds 1000 trip was all worthwhile...
Treachery That Has Already Cost Lives of Secret Squads; Ronnie Payne, a Defence Analyst, Gives His Opinion on Former MI6 Man Richard Tomlinson and the Latest Scandal to Hit Britain's Spy World
IT'S not the first time undercover agents have been put in danger by acts of treachery. The revelation of the names of field men and women can put their lives at risk. When American CIA officer Philip Agee made a similar gesture 30 years ago,...
Turmoil When Men from the Shadowy World of Dirty Tricks Sell out and Seek the Spotlight
BRITAIN'S secret service has been humiliated before by the exposure of agents as drunken bunglers and boastful traitors. Traitors have been unwittingly recruited by both MI5 - Britain's counter-intelligence agency - and MI6, which operates abroad....
UPDATE; Lee Can't Get Back in the Swing
LEE WESTWOOD was yesterday forced to pull out of this week's pounds 800,000 Benson and Hedges International Open at The Oxfordshire. He lasted only nine holes of the eve-of-tournament pro-am before heading for more treatment on the upper back problem...
UPDATE; Two out of Three Ain't Bad for Col
COLIN MONTGOMERIE has set himself a tough target of two wins from his next three tournaments. His first chance is in the Benson and Hedges International Open at The Oxfordshire which starts today. Monty said: "I've set my goal and I'm keen to...
We Should Be Able to Die with Dignity; No Shame in Ending Suffering
DOCTOR David Moor has become the martyr of the death-bed. We cannot choose our martyrs, or we would have chosen someone better. He admits to "helping a lot of people to die". I just wish he wouldn't smile so much about it. I wish he wasn't so flamboyant...
When I Grow Up I Want to Become a Ballerina; EXCLUSIVE: The Secret Diary of Caroline Quentin Aged 14
ACTRESS Caroline Quentin has opened her secret album and revealed how, as a chubby teenager at a private school, she dreamed of becoming a ballerina. And she might have fulfilled her ambitions if her parents hadn't split up and she hadn't had to...
When John Smith Died It Seemed the Whole Country Stopped - He Would Have Been a Great PM
PRIME Minister Tony Blair paid a moving tribute to Labour's lost leader John Smith yesterday. Speaking on the fifth anniversary of Mr Smith's death, Mr Blair said had he lived, he would have been a great premier. And Scotland's First Minister...
Who's That Trying to Get in the Picture with Gail?; Anthea Finds a Year Is a Long Time in Photocalls
GAIL PORTER was delighted yesterday as she notched up yet another of her maximum publicity appearances. Especially since she successfully ousted a seething Anthea Turner. Last year, it was Anthea who, with a sickly smile and thigh-skimming mini...