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 April 28, 2006

10 Things You Didn't Know about Big Phil
1. Before the World Cup in 2002 he claimed Pele "knows nothing about football" after arguably the greatest-ever player had criticised his team selections. 2. He is a big fan of Nottingham Forest, having watched their rise to European Cup glory under...
A Fitting Finale; Smart Are Giving Buyers One Last Chance to Get Their Hands on This Fun-Filled Roadster, Says BILL CAVEN
Byline: BILL CAVEN SADLY, it is almost the end of the road for the Smart roadster. But at least it isn't about to bow out with a whimper. As the two-seat funster nears the end of its life, Smart are launching the Finale Edition for customers...
A Little Wisdom Goes a Long Way
Byline: By SILVER WILKIE TURNING up at a new loch to see a vast inhospitable expanse of water you've never fished before can be a daunting experience. Going through your mind will be various questions, none more pressing that the basic one -...
ANDREA McPAIN; Eye-Watering Dream Comes True for TV Girl
Byline: By Rick Fulton TELLY Scot Andrea McLean had her dream come true - and it was a real pain for her wax victim. GMTV host Andrea wanted to become a beauty therapist. So she went to London salon The Parlour, where client Thomas Alexandre...
Athletics: DOUBLE VISION; Baillie Sets Sights on Spot in Britain's Euro and Olympic Squads
Byline: By David McCarthy CHRIS BAILLIE has spent the last month basking in the afterglow of his silver medal success at the Commonwealth Games. But the 110 metres hurdler has decided it's time to consign his glorious performance in Melbourne...
BACK TO SMIRK; Love-Rat Prezza Still Smiling after Facing Cabinet
Byline: By James Lyons SCANDAL-HIT John Prescott smirked to himself yesterday after facing colleagues for the first time since his affair was revealed. Prescott's two-year fling with secretary Tracey Temple has left his 44-year marriage to Pauline...
Bigger Santa Fe Is Showing the Way; Customers Love Choice, and That's What They're Getting with This Revised Hyundai SUV. Available with Five or Seven Seats, It Proves the Koreans Mean Business, Says BILL CAVEN
Byline: BILL CAVEN HYUNDAI are thinking big - and if you need proof of that, you only need to look at their SUV line-up. Five years ago, the Santa Fe marked the Korean marque's first foray into the segment. Today their range includes two more...
Big Yin's Gunning for Arts Chiefs; CONNOLLY JOINS BATTLE TO SAVE CASH-CRISIS THEATRE COMPANY
Byline: By Bob Caldwell BILLY Connolly has joined the battle to save his old theatre company. The comedian said yesterday it would be "a crime" if Borderline Theatre - who face the loss of crucial funding - were to disappear. Scottish Arts...
BLOCKS OF APPEAL; 16 BLOCKS **** 12A Bruce Willis Is Back at the Top of His Game in This Thrilling Crowdpleaser Movie Reviews
Byline: ALAN MORRISON'S EVERY time it looks like he's about to get edged out of the game, Bruce Willis muscles his way back to the top of the Hollywood ladder. Pulp Fiction rescued him from the slump that followed his Die Hard glory days. ...
Boxing: HEALTH DRINK LEFT ME DRINK PUNCH DRUNK; BIG FIGHT COUNTDOWN but Arthur Won't Let Sergey Cramp His Style
Byline: By Hugh Keevins ALEX ARTHUR last night revealed how a nutritional drink that was supposed to be good for him almost sucked the life out of his career. Edinburgh's triple champ put his British, Commonwealth and European super-featherweight...
Box Office; We Rate the Movies That Are on at the Cinema This Week
1 Ice Age 2: The Meltdown MANNY the mammoth, Sid the sloth and Diego the sabre-tooth tiger are back for more. This time their frozen world is starting to melt and they have to make the perilous journey to safety. ***** U 2 Silent Hill BASED...
Business IN BRIEF
UK BUSINESSES are flopping at the fastest rate since 1999, with 4818 companies going under in the first three months of this year. There was an average rise of 15.3 per cent in failures in Britain, although Scotland only saw an eight per cent increase...
CARYLYLE'S PSYCHO ANALYSIS; Robert's a Chill a Minute in Our Great Giveaway Don't Miss Your FREE Copy of the Best Ever Cracker Only in Tomorrow's Record
Robert Carlyle has made a career out of playing psychos - but his first and most memorable one was Albie in Cracker. Tomorrow, the Record gives away the feature-length episode, To Be A Somebody. Here, RICK FULTON charts Carlyle's most chilling roles...
Cool Britannia; Jaguar XK Jaguar's New XK Is Top of the Style Charts as Well as Being a Taut, Lightweight and Refined Grand Tourer. but, Writes CHRIS REES, a True Raw Sports Car It Is Not
Byline: CHRIS REES THE Most Stylish Man in Britain is an accolade awarded by GQ magazine, and this year it was won by the Savile Row designer, Carlo Brandelli. Want to know what car he drives? It's the new Jaguar XK. Somehow it seems to fit....
Dear John, the Dirty Dawg's Had His Day
Byline: JoanBurnie SLING him out, Pauline. Cast him adrift. Come on, you don't need this public humiliation. God knows having to share a double duvet with the Fat Controller for all these years must have been bad enough. Let him sweat it off...
Driving Up Standards; Greater Choice and an Improved Service Aim to Give Disabled People Easier Access to Cars, as STEPHEN PARK Discovers
Byline: STEPHEN PARK THE days have long since gone when a Motability car meant a restricted choice of basic superminis in just a few dull colours. Today, the nation's leading car scheme for disabled people has more than 3000 different models,...
Eager to Please; Peugeot Strengthen the 407 Line-Up by Adding a Powerful Oil Burner and an Extra Trim Level, Says BILL CAVEN
Byline: BILL CAVEN FOR many centuries, there has been a strong affinity between the Scots and the French. We love their wine and their women, and they tend to be partial to the odd dramor two. Now the success of the Peugeot 407 suggests that...
Ex's Partner Lets My Kids Run Riot; JOAN'S SOLUTION
Q I AM at loggerheads with my former husband and his current girlfriend. The problem is our kids. When we split up six years ago, they were only eight and nine and we agreed that we wouldn't fight over them. Everything was fine until his new...
Fancy Space Travel? Ford Galaxy Then You Should Give the New Ford Galaxy, with Its Huge Interior, a Try. and, Says CHRIS REES, Feel Free to Take Half a Dozen Six-Foot Pals Along
Byline: CHRIS REES RENAULT may have started the MPV phenomenon with their Espace, but Ford were the ones who brought the concept home to British buyers. In its 10 years on sale, Ford's Galaxy has enjoyed galactic success - with more than 100,000...
Football: BEAT THE DOLE - IE; Ex-Ger Fergie Urges Players to Safeguard Futures by Learning Skills outside Game
Byline: By Neil Cameron IT took Derek Ferguson until the twilight of his career when he turned part-time to appreciate how hard it is to be a professional footballer. Up until then, he thought it was all a breeze. Then Ferguson saw for himself...
Football: Caldocasts out World Wide Web; Dons Go Global to Find Talent
Byline: By Ian Orr JIMMY CALDERWOOD last night insisted Aberdeen's global talentspotting network can bring the glory days back to Pittodrie. Norwegian kid Frederik Engelhardt, snapped for pounds 15,000 from HamKam, is the first to arrive. ...
Football: Declares Bazza Op a Success
Byline: By Neil Cameron DEREK FERGUSON yesterday revealed brother Barry's ankle op had gone better than expected - but warned against the Rangers and Scotland skipper returning to action before he is completely ready. The junior member of the...
Football: Good Enough for Man U but Not for Arabs
Byline: By Euan McArthur CRAIG BREWSTER yesterday claimed Grant Brebner is good enough to play for Manchester United - then revealed he is letting him leave Dundee United. The 28-year-old midfielder is the latest victim of Brew's end-of-season...
Football: Higgins: Vlad's Mad to Take a Pop at Webster
Byline: By Neil Cameron PLAYERS' UNION chief Tony Higgins last night defended Andy Webster and hit back at Vladimir Romanov's public assasination of the player's character. The language used by Hearts' Lithuanian owner riled Higgins. Romanov...
Football: I'd Make Castaways of Agents Who Make Players Wantaways; TYNECASTLE IN TURMOIL THE COLUMN THAT PACKS A PUNCH
Byline: Jim McLean IT'S time all football agents were rounded up and dumped on an island with no food or water. If Vladimir Romanov wants to pick the venue I'll skipper the b oat because such a drastic move would go a long way to returning some...
Football: Pounds 54m TV Deal; 500-1GARRY OWEN BASHES THE BOOKIES - PAGES 74,75,76
Byline: By Hugh Keevins THE SPL has signed the biggest television deal in the history of Scottish football, raking in pounds 54.5million from Setanta over the next four years. A two-year extension of the current contract with the satellite broadcaster...
Football: Proud Jeff Gives Killie Firm Target
Byline: By David McCarthy JIM JEFFERIES is proud of the fact Kilmarnock have not been beaten by a team outside the top four all season. In fact, the only thing that could make him even more chuffed would be to see his team taking points off the...
Football: PYJAMA MAN; Exclusive First Came the Gorgie Guru. Now It's Stars Taunt Vlad's Mystery Healer
Byline: By Gary Ralston HEARTS are using the services of another alternative therapist I who has been given the nickname Pyjama Man. The Lithuanian healer is part of a team of eastern Europeans causing unrest behind the scenes at the club's Riccarton...
Football: Real RADIO Hotline
Byline: DAVID McCARTHY GOLDEN sticks and stones may break your bones but names will never hurt you.Good job too, otherwise Vlad the Lad might be needing more than a faith healer this morning. Record Sport's revelations that a spooky woman called...
Football: Scarface Star Is Downs but Not out for Lie; JUNIORS WEST
Byline: By Kevin McGoldrick ARTHURLIE star Robert Downs now not only looks like Quasimodo - he's also hearing the bells. Striker Downs is preparing to get hitched but his big day threatens to be spoiled because he's got a nasty gash on his head....
Football: SCHEIDT; England May Have Found Perfect Boss - Scolari Is Gaffer Who Discovered
Byline: By Greig Thomas CELTIC supporters last night finally discovered the man responsible for turning walking nightmare Rafael Scheidt into a multi-million pound "player". So look away now England fans. The Brazilian defender has revealed Felipe...
Football: Teams Collect Tokens to Snap Up Great Gear; KITS FOR KIDS
WHEN the kids at Duntocher U15s started collecting Daily Record Kits for Kids tokens, they made it clear that every token was a prisoner. Anyone who knew a player or coach was left under no illusions that every token could be converted into a kit....
Football: They Said We Were on Our Uppers - Now We're on the UP &UP; TV DEAL PUTS BOOMING SCOTTISH FOOTBALL BACK ON MAP Gold's Joys as SPL Crowds Rise along with Setanta Subscribers
Byline: By Hugh Keevins TWO years ago they said Setanta wouldn't last and the product it was attempting to revive, the SPL, was on its last legs. Yesterday, the company's I managing director Roger Hall and the Premier League's executive chairman...
Football: WHAT A LOAD OF MUMBO JAMBO! Hearts Should Bin Rima's Rods and Stick to Science Says Top Scots Doctor McLean TYNECASTLE IN TURMOIL GORGIE GURU
Byline: By Gary Ralston TOP doc John MacLean thinks long and hard before prescribing a paracetamol to a player with a sore head. So he understands the scepticism of Hearts players refusing to be treated by an alternative therapist with ideas...
Fuel of Good Ideas; Lexus IS 220d Lexus Oil Burner Is Catching Up on Petrol Performer, Writes CHRIS REES
Byline: CHRIS REES THE popularity gap between petrol and diesel power seems to be narrowing all the time. Lexus know this, so added a 2.2-litre, four-cylinder turbo diesel to their IS compact executive saloon range, which previously only had...
Gold Hero Kenny Set for a Bow at Murrayfield; UPDATE
BOXING hero Kenny Anderson will be at Murrayfield next month as part of a celebration of Scottish sport. The light-heavyweight fighter, who won gold at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne this year, will take in the Scotland v Barbarians rugby match...
Golf: Track Attack Stalls Monty
Byline: By Brian Crichton COLIN MONTGOMERIE admits the wheels almost came off his Spanish Open challenge yesterday when a shot bounced off a cart path and buried itself in a bush. Monty, right, looked poised to grab the first-round lead at San...
HAPPY AS HARRY; Prince's Reunion with Little Pal as He Launches AIDS Charity
Byline: By Laura Elston HELLRAISER Harry became the playful prince when he was reunited with a young friend yesterday. The 21-year-old royal was in Lesotho to launch Sentebale - his charity for AIDS orphans, which echoes the work his mum Diana...
High on Power; Volkswagen Are Scaling New Peaks with Their Revised Touareg Line-Up, as BILL CAVEN Discovers
Byline: BILL CAVEN IF ever a vehicle was aptly named then it has to be the latest addition to Volkswagen's Touareg line-up. Called the Altitude, you instantly feel on a high once you've successfully managed to climb aboard. This model was...
Horse Racing: NO JOY FOR MAC; RACING: PERTH FESTIVAL DAY 3 FEATURING THE HIGHLAND NATIONAL Brave Inca out for Fifth Win over Rival This Season
Byline: By Garry Owen BRAVE INCA bids for his fifth win over Macs Joy this season when the old rivals meet in today's ACC Bank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Colm Murphy's charge has already beaten Macs Joy in the English and Irish Champion...
I'll Keep Writing My Songs for Art's Sake; for Charlotte Life Is All about Making Music. It Was Written in the Stars
Byline: By Samantha Booth CHARLOTTE Gordon Cumming writes music so beautiful that Art Gartfunkel declared he may as well give up songwriting. Her song Soul Sound was a hit single for The Sugababes, earning the band an MTV Awards nomination in...
I'VE JACKED IN THE PIPE; Exclusive SITCOM OAP FALLS FOUL OF SMOKE BAN
Byline: By Paul English SITCOM pensioner Jack has become the latest casualty of the smoking ban. The Still Game character has been forced to give up his beloved pipe - even in his front room. But the man behind Jack, Ford Kiernan, hopes the...
Marsh Given Firm Push to the Kirin Cup
Byline: By Euan McArthur CHARLIE CHRISTIE last night hinted at Old Firm bias after frozen-out Celtic keeper David Marshall was included in the Scotland Kirin Cup squad at the expense of Inverness No.1 Mark Brown. The Caley Thistle boss feels...
Movie Q and A; 16 BLOCKS
Byline: BRUCE WILLIS Q DO you think you could have done this film 10 years ago? A NO. The time has allowed me to give this character a different world view than I had when I was in my 30s. And there are such better parts now. There are much...
Offthe Record
Byline: BY PAT ROLLER THE latest issue of New Scientist contains exciting news: you could soon be able to throw away your "Dos cold beers gracias buddy" phrase books, thanks to high-tech gadgets currently being tested by the US military. Mini-computers...
ON THE HOOF; the Office Star Martin Freeman Had to Wing His Way through the Dance Scenes in New Movie
Byline: By Siobhan Synnot THERE'S only one thing that terrifies The Office star Martin Freeman more than being nude on screen - and that's singing. Comedy actor Martin has played several roles in which he's appeared stark naked, including the...
OUR FRIENDS THE SOUTH; English Help Our Population to Grow
Byline: By Lee-Ann Fullerton and Dave King SCOTLAND'S population is growing - and it's mainly thanks to the English. More than 57,000 people moved up from the south last year, enticed by good job prospects, lower living costs and a better quality...
Perfectly Poised; BMW 318 I Touring It Won't Rock Your World in Terms of Performance but BMW's Entry-Level Estate Handles Itself Well and Is Enjoyable to Drive, as CHRIS REES Reports
Byline: CHRIS REES ANY car buff will tell you that BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works but it could also stand for British Motor Within. Any why is that? Well, the brand new BMW 318i Touring estate has an engine built right here in the UK....
PICK YOUR STYLE ICON.. Help Us Choose the Most Fashionable Scot and Win a Great Prize
Byline: By Donna Watson THEY are the stars who have added the tartan touch to the red carpet with style and flair. Here are our final five nominees for the first Scottish Fashion Awards Fashion Icon. The Record revealed last week the winner...
RELIANCE BLUNDER LET TAG THUG KILL; Security Worker Put Alarm on the Wrong Setting
Byline: By John Ferguson A BLUNDER by security firm Reliance meant Callum Evans' electronic tag didn't go off as he hacked a victim to death. The killer shouldn't have been able to leave his home without a curfew alarm sounding. But a Reliance...
Safety in Numbers 1,5 and 9; There's No Reason Why a Good-Looking Car Can't Have Hidden Depths and Strengths. BILL CAVEN Knows This Only Too Well with Alfa's Stunning Five-Star Safety 159 Saloon Alfa Romeo 159
Byline: BILL CAVEN SOME things in life rely more on style than substance. That's how I used to regard Italian style marque Alfa Romeo. I mean, don't get me wrong, there's no doubt they make extremely stylish machines. But when it comes to...
Sensible Choice; All the Talk May Be about the New Civic, but STEPHEN PARK Explains Why the Old Model Is Still a Good Buy
Byline: STEPHEN PARK WITH its striking looks and innovative design, the all-new Honda Civic is one of this year's most talked about motors. Yet while its predecessor is no longer rolling off the production line in Swindon, the few remaining examples...
Singles
Arctic Monkeys Who The F*** Are The Arctic Monkeys? EP***** BROWNIEpoints to the Arctic Monkeys for adding four new tracks to the lead song The View From The Afternoon, taken from the chart-topping Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not album....
STAN MUST McSTALY; SPFA OPEN DAY SPFA OPEN DAY Celts Hero Paul Tells Petrov Parkhead Is Better Option Than Moving to England
Byline: By Neil Cameron PAUL Mc Stay wore a contented smile as he sat inside Hampden Park yesterday and spoke of a life with no regrets. He fears 10 years down the line Stilian Petrov won't be able to say the same thing. Mc Stay was doing...
Stars
Byline: David Wells Aries Mar 21-Apr 20 THE bosom of your family holds more than just the norm right now. It's here you will find the answers to anything that ails you, which is why you might be better popping round for a cup of tea there than...
Sweet Sixteen; Mums on the School Run and Country Dwellers Who Watch Their Pennies Will Find That Fiat's New 4x4 Adds Up to a Great Deal, Writes CHRIS REES Roadtest: Fiat Sedici
Byline: CHRIS REES I'VE always thought that the Ford Fusion, with its higher-than-normal driving position, is ideal for a young mum taking her kids to school. That high stance, combined with its chunky looks, makes the mini-MPV a sort of 4x4...
TAKE A PIKACHU; Steve Lawson's Games and Technology Round-Up Kids Favourite Appeals to All POKEMON LINK **** DS
Byline: Steve Lawson I DON'T think I'll tell him.If I do, I won't see my DS for weeks, while my six-year-old catches 'em all. Having a Pokemon-obsessive in the family, I've come to know the names of far too many of the critters than is healthy...
TAMING THE OLD WEST; Oscar-Winning Tale Is Cowboy Love Story with a Big Difference - BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN***** 15
SOhere it is boys - the much talked-about gay cowboy movie. For those of you macho types who didn't get dragged to it by girlfriends or wives but were too scared to go with a male pal in case you were mistaken for gay, it's out on DVD so you can...
THE COMIEBACKKID; Exclusive the BIG Razz Interview A Boyband, Solo Hits, Awards, Hollywood ... Now Justin Timberlake Is Back for More
Byline: By Rick Fulton JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE has finally revealed he HAS done a duet with Cameron Diaz ... the trouble is, it didn't go so well. So don't expect a Justin and Cameron single any time soon. The 25 year old laughed: "We sang a couple...
THE FAST LANE TO TROUBLE; Dangerous Levels of Road Rage Revealed
ALACK of motorway manners is fuelling increasing instances of road rage on British roads. A quarter of drivers experienced Tarmac tantrums during the past 12 months, according to a new study. And many of them confessed to acting deliberately to...
The Girls' Guide to Being a Success; Scotland's Top Women Join Forces to Offer Youngsters a Brighter Future
Byline: By Annie Brown A HOST of Scottish stars will appear in a new campaign by Girl guiding Scotland to inspire young women to make the most of their lives. The project was launched after a survey by Bliss magazine revealed 60 per cent of teenage...
The Going Rate for Lost Childhood; THE GUTTER SNIPER
Byline: RegMcKay BIG man. Muscled, strong, shaven-headed. He looked hard. Then he started weeping like a lost child. Right then, that is exactly what he was. All real men weep - at funerals, Lassie films, when their football team wins/loses,...
The Razz: CLUBBINGNEWS
Byline: by stuart barrie IF you can't get a ticket for Fatboy Slim at Loch Ness, console yourself with his forthcoming Greatest Hits album Why Try Harder. Out on June 19, the album will be preceded by the single, That Old Pair Of Jeans, the week...
The Razz: I LOVE A BIT OF KILTURE; Vittorio Dons Traditional Outfit to Thrill Scots Fans
Byline: BEVERLEY LYONS AND CATH BENNETT ITALIAN tenor Vittorio Grigolo gave his Scots fans more than they bargained for when he flashed his designer bits at an intimate gig. Slicker than olive oil Vittorio, whose album In The Hands of Love became...
The Razz: THE DJQ&A; Swedish Act the Knife Prove They Can Cut It
Byline: by stuart barrie THE KNIFE are one of the coolest acts to emerge in Sweden since Henrik Larsson had his hair put in dreadlocks. But it was an improbable cover of their track Heartbeats from Jose Gonzalez, the Swedish James Blunt, that...
The Razz: THERE'S ONLY ONE APHEX TWIN; Exclusive - ELECTRONIC MASTERMIND'S SOLO SHOW IS ARARE TREAT
Byline: By Rick Fulton WEIRD electronic wizard Aphex Twin turned down a sports car worth a couple of hundred grand in exchange for two remixes. You could maybe understand if it was someone like James Blunt - but it was none other than red hot...
UNHAPPY BIRTHDAYS; Card Firm Bring in New Boss
GREETINGS card retailers Clinton Cards yesterday installed a new boss at Birthdays after struggling to integrate the chain they acquired 18 months ago. Clinton, who have 748 stores under their own name and 458 sites trading as Birthdays, announced...
WE WANTED WIFE KILLER TO GET 15 YRS; Family Fury at Knifeman's Sentence
Byline: By Brian Horne GRIEVING relatives of a mum-of-two whose husband stabbed her to death hit out yesterday as he was jailed for five years. Robert McKittrick, 60, was originally charged with murdering his wife Jacqueline, 42, but a jury convicted...
While Still in His Teens, He Stabbed, Slashed and Maimed His Way across Europe
BLANCO spent his early years battling for survival against thugs in Bristol and Spain. At 14, he escaped La Linea, a Spanish town in the shadow of Gibraltar to join his father who had remarried and moved to the UK. But after a few months, bad blood...
XC-Er Body Shape; Elegant Curves Are Just One of the Changes to Volvo's Off-Roader, Writes BILL CAVEN Volvo XC90
VOLVO raised a few eyebrows when they entered into the world of off-roaders three years ago. But the XC90 has been a big hit - in terms of sales and plaudits. In July a new, enhanced XC90 will be unveiled at the British International Motor Show....
Yes, I Was at Thorne Execution but I Did Not Fire the Fatal Shot; EXCLUSIVE Gunman Tells of Assassination on Bleak Moor
Byline: By Janice Burns NOTORIOUS hitman Ricardo Blanco yesterday told the dramatic story of the killing which cost him 17 years in prison. But the feared underworld assassin claimed he did not shoot drugs courier Paul Thorne - and managed to...