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 January 12, 1999

62-HOUR LABOUR AS WARD WAS TOO BUSY; I Feared for My Baby, Says Mother
A YOUNG mum spent two-and-a-half days in labour with her first child - because no hospital bed could be found for her. Jane Ford was induced but midwives abruptly stopped the process when they realised they had no bed for her in the labour suite....
A-BOMB TEST VETERANS IN CASE BREAKTHROUGH; MoD Chiefs to Study Cancer Claim
CANCER among the veterans of atom bomb tests may be more extensive than any British government has ever admitted. The Ministry of Defence agreed yesterday to look again at ex-servicemen's claims after new research was carried out by a Scottish university....
Beware of Falling Climbers; Knocked off His Stride: Bill Is Sent Flying by Fellow Mountaineer
BILL Morgan was sent hurtling 200 feet down a mountain - after being hit by a falling climber. The father-of-four was nearing the summit of Lochnagar with a group of friends when he was suddenly sent flying. The climber above him had lost his...
Blooming Heathers - They're All around Us; H-LIST HUNT: WHO IS THE HONEY COOK WAS SWEET ON?
THE best writers like to throw a number at us. I can count from The Three Musketeers to The Thirty Nine Steps without taking my socks and shoes off. Remember Enid Blyton's Famous Five? They were The Secret Seven before two of them left for TV careers....
Bus Tycoon's Kenyan Son Set to Play for Rangers; Next Stop, Ibrox: Peter, 14, Lined Up for Trial Match
THE son of Scots bus tycoon Ann Gloag is to have a trial for Rangers. Peter Gloag, 14, has been invited to Ibrox after being watched by a talent scout. It's a remarkable turn in fortunes for the Kenyan orphan adopted by Ann, 55, when she was...
Children's TV Presenters Front Safe Sex Campaign; ROLE MODELS: BUT HEALTH EDUCATION CHIEFS COME UNDER FIRE
TV presenter Gail Porter, who posed nude for a glossy men's magazine, is fronting Britain's latest safe sex campaign. But last night moral campaigners attacked the decision to use a children's presenter for the role. Edinburgh-born Gail, star...
Cop Who Set Pal's Son Free Loses His Job
THE POLICE chief who ordered the release of a wife beater as a favour to an old friend has lost his job. Chief Supt Iain Anderson was summoned by Chief Constable John Orr after the Record exposed his old pals act. He was immediately sacked from...
DONS RACE TO NET POLE STAR; Milne Bid to Lure Adamczuk
ABERDEEN were last night locked in a desperate battle with Rangers for Polish star Dariusz Adamczuk. Dons chief Stewart Milne spoke to the wantaway midfielder's agent yesterday in a bid to tempt the Dundee ace into snubbing the Ibrox club to head...
Don't Mention the C Word, Gordon; Silence on Cook at Brown's Pep Talk
CHANCELLOR Gordon Brown launched Labour's fightback yesterday. But there was one name that did not feature in the list of Labour successes - Robin Cook. Despite the fact that his speech to business leaders dealt with Britain's place in the world,...
Fixed SMILES; KEEN INTEREST: Some Borrowers Prefer the Certainty of Steady Monthly Repayments
WITH the fourth drop in interest rates in as many months, fixed- rate mortgage borrowers might feel they're in a bad deal. But new home buyer Diane Connor is convinced it's the best thing she's ever done. The owner of flat at Tay Homes' development...
Flexible LIVING; When Your Career Takes You to Strange, New Places, a Rented Flat Can Be Just the Job. NAN ENSOR Reports
WHEN you're buying a home, estate agents will tell you that the three most important things are location, location and - you've guessed it - location. But, says 24-year-old Joe Tink, when you get moved to a new town because of work, you don't know...
GALBRAITH: I'LL QUIT IF NHS FAILS PATIENTS; No Beds Crisis Claims Minister
SCOTS Health Minister Sam Galbraith pledged last night to resign if the NHS fails to meet its targets. But he insisted the Government would fulfil its manifesto commitments to the health service. He also held out a cash lifeline to nurses. ...
Get Stripped .. We'll Give You 56 Seconds to Prove Yourself; COLD SHOULDER FOR KIDS: BOSSES TURN TO THEIR EXPERIENCED SUBS RATHER THAN GIVE YOUNGSTERS TIME TO SHINE
HE new Scottish Premier League wasn't just going to be an opportunity for the top clubs to make more money, it was going to give youth its chance as well. One of the most public examples of that was the new rule for this season which stated teams...
GRAVEHEART; Ray Is Walking Proof of the Benefits of Healthy Living
THEY filmed a One Foot In The Grave Christmas Special in Kilmarnock's team hotel in the Algarve a few years ago. Ray Montgomerie just cannot believe it. You see, the Premier League's oldest captain has heard all the jokes about his age from the...
Helpline Worker Sacked for Having Scots Accent; BT Accused in Racial Bias Case
A COMPUTER worker claimed yesterday he was sacked because BT bosses did not like his Scots accent. Murray Ingram said he was told his tones were, "harsh and aggressive". The 6ft 3in ex-soldier was taken on by BT in December 1996 through the Manpower...
Hitman Robbie Set to Be Best of the Brit Pack
ROBBIE Williams is in line to sweep the board at this year's Brit Awards. The former Take That star, who had two of 1998's biggest-selling albums and his first solo number one single, has picked up six nominations. He is on the shortlist for...
Hot Monnaie Rarin' to Go
SCOTTISH trained Monnaie Forte is going the right way for the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot on Saturday. The Hawick based chaser has won in his only two previous visits to the Berkshire track. "He loves going right handed," said trainer James...
I Married an Older Man. It Was Hell; AGE CONCERN: Model Jan Black on the Generation Gap That Couldn't Be Bridged
Jan Black has more than just a modelling career in common with Rod Stewart's estranged wife Rachel Hunter. Like Rachel, who blamed the collapse of her marriage on the 24-year age gap, Jan couldn't make a success of her relationship with a man 20 years...
Is This a Job for a Girl Who Poses Naked?
WHEN Gail Porter fronts the new Health Education Authority Campaign, at least there will be no need to give anyone an anatomy lesson. Because they have already seen all they need to know and more about the female figure from the plethora of explicit...
It's a SNIP; If You're Searching for a New Home, Why Not Cash in on the House Bargains Waiting to Be Snapped Up in the January Sales?
BUYERS can cut the cost of home buying at Taywood Homes' January sale, with prices slashed at five developments across the country. Among the best bargains are a four-bedroom home, with en suite bathroom and garage, at Seton Fields, Port Seton,...
It's Plane to See .. Well Star Owen Is Just like Bergkamp
HERE, missus, did I tell you about the economy flight I was on during the summer? Cheap? I'll say. The passengers needed the exact change to get on board. Before we took off, the stewardess reminded us to fasten our Sellotape. No, seriously, the...
It Would Take a Miracle to Rescue Him Now
A BELEAGUERED Scot held hostage by a vindictive and vengeful terrorist organisation made a desperate bid for freedom yesterday. Knowing political death could come at any moment, he tried to put as much distance as possible between himself and his...
Jackpot Deal for Douglas
DUNDEE sensation Robert Douglas is ready to sign a lucrative new contract to keep him at Dens Park until at least 2002. But it's certain the pounds 1million-rated keeper - destined to become Scotland's new No1 - will have a clause inserted in any...
LAST NIGHT; Loveable Stott Has Unlikely Sex Symbol Routine off Pat
THE VICE (ITV) BRITAIN'S middle-aged women have found a new, if unlikely, sex symbol in grumpy vice squad chief Pat Chappel. The hard-nosed copper, who has been there, seen it and done it, bared his soul in the second episode of The Vice. ...
MY LIFE WAS ONE BIG DRAG; Darren Gives Up His Fags for Glory
DARREN CLARKE has stubbed out his last fag after becoming sick of seeing his victory hopes disappear in a cloud of smoke. The 30-cigarettes a day Ulsterman has taken the decision despite moving up to 17th in the world rankings. Clarke reckons...
NO RENT FOR 125 YEARS; Amazing Deal That Took AbFab Store to Edinburgh
THE reason top people's store Harvey Nichols chose Edinburgh for their new store is because they were offered free rent for 125 years. The designer fashion emporium struck up a deal with property developers in the capital which will save them pounds...
ONE FOR THE ROAD; Anger over Free Booze with Every Skoda Test Drive
A CAR dealer is tempting customers with free drink if they take one of his motors for a test drive. Graeme Chatham - who once campaigned for better road safety - is giving out bottles of champagne as a reward for trying his new Skodas. But last...
Paisley's Loyalists to Stand for Scots Parly
IAN PAISLEY'S hardline loyalist party plan to put up candidates for the Scottish Parliament, it was revealed last night. The Democratic Unionists say they are confident of winning seats at Holyrood with the help of supporters of the Orange Order....
POLICE CHIEF LOSES JOB FOR FREEING FRIEND'S SON; Officer Switched after Bosses Launch Probe
THE police chief who ordered the release of a wife beater as a favour to an old friend has lost his job. Chief Supt Iain Anderson was summoned by Chief Constable John Orr after the Record exposed his old pals act. He was immediately sacked as...
Pounds 130,000 - How's That for Extras; WINS PAY PRIZES
RANGERS players may be on the same win bonus as minnows Stenhousemuir for the third round tie at Ibrox - but their players shouldn't feel too hard done by. Chairman David Murray has thrashed out a bonus system with his squad which means that top...
Premier Clubs Admit Under-21 Rule Is Flop
THE SPL have revealed they are planning to scrap the rule which forces clubs to name two under- 21 substitutes on the bench. The experiment, which started at the beginning of this season, was intended to give more young players experience in the...
PROFESSOR TRIED TO DRAG SECRETARY TO BED; University Probe after Tales of Hotel Ordeal
A UNIVERSITY chief claimed yesterday a professor tried to drag a secretary upstairs to a hotel bedroom. He told an industrial tribunal she had rejected the advances of 50-year-old Professor Ian Marshall at a conference in the hotel. And when...
Putting on a SHOW; There's Loads on View at Builders' Sites All over Scotland. NAN ENSOR Has All the Information for Eager Siteseers
TAY Homes are showing off their new attractions on a huge scale this weekend. They are opening 14 new showflats and houses across the country. In Renfrewshire, there's an impressive four-bedroom detached home open for inspection at Tay's River...
Really WILD SHOW; Robert Patience Said Cheerio to His Magnolia City Room and Hello to a Lush Rain Forest, Thanks to Designer Paul Hodgkiss. NAN ENSOR Reports
A BORING, white box is how 11-year-old Robert Patience used to describe his bedroom. "And the ceiling's all wrinkly," said the youngster, who definitely doesn't think there's anything attractive about artex! But after designer Paul Hodgkiss came...
RECORD VIEW; Zero Is What He Deserves
STRATHCLYDE Chief Constable John Orr was "appalled" by the level of violence against women over Christmas and New Year. He must have been even more appalled by the senior officer he put in charge of the Zero Tolerance campaign against domestic violence....
SADDAM SPYMASTER DEFECTS TO BRITAIN; Agent Brings Codes and Arms Secrets
ONE of Saddam Hussein's top spymasters has defected to Britain. Jaber Salem, 43, the Iraqi despot's top intelligence agent in Eastern Europe, was being debriefed in an MI6 safe house in the Home Counties last night. Salem disappeared from the...
Second Class Citizens
pounds 130,000 - how's that for extras ALAN LAWRENCE will be on the same money as Andrei Kanchelskis for 90 minutes on Saturday week. Mind you, he'll have earned his. The 36-year-old Stenhousemuir striker will pocket a pounds 1000 bonus if...
Sir Tom Loses Pounds 9m Fortune in Three Hours; Shares Plunge after Warning
KWIK-FIT tycoon Sir Tom Farmer yesterday made a personal loss of pounds 9million in just three hours as shares in the company nosedived. The fall came after the firm announced sales had suffered from the mild weather in December. A total of pounds...
TAKE DRINK DRIVERS' CARS AWAY SAYS POLICE CHIEF; Crackdown Call as Offences Rise
A POLICE chief yesterday called on the courts to confiscate the cars of drink drivers. And Tayside Chief Constable William Spence wants offenders banned from the road as quickly as possible - even before they appear in court. The crackdown call...
Taking the High Road Home; Back to the Fold: As Scotland Prepares for the New Parliament, Exiles Are Returning to Their Homeland in Droves
Fresh air, friendly people, a fantastic quality of life - there are countless reasons why Scotland has always been a happening place to live. Now, with its own Parliament looming and a millennium buzz in the air, Scotland's back in fashion in a...
Teacher Wins Trauma Cash over Dunblane; Nightmares: Criminal Injuries Payout for Woman Who Saw Horror
A DUNBLANE teacher is to get compensation from the Criminal Injuries Board. Linda Stewart still suffers nightmares after seeing the bodies of 16 children and teacher Gwen Mayor shot by Thomas Hamilton. Mrs Stewart was one of the first on the...
Truth about Sex and the Single Girl; between the Sheets: As the Latest American Sitcom about Dating and Mating Launches, Four Brave Girls Tell All
YOU probably thought you'd seen the last American TV sitcom to tackle sex and the single girl when the Ally McBeal series finished. But no. American girls and their dating dilemmas are back with a vengeance. From early February, we will all be...
VIAGRA FREE FOR ALL; Doctors to Break Ban on Sex Drug
DOCTORS are set to break the NHS ban on Viagra. They have told the Government to take the sex drug off their blacklist within 10 days - or GPs will start prescribing it anyway. It means help is on the way at last for Britain's two million impotent...
Voice of Scotland; Move on, Margaret
I AM appalled at the lengths Margaret Cook is willing to go to in order to discredit her former husband, Foreign Secretary Robin Cook. The claims in her autobiography of his many affairs are disgraceful. Far from harming his career and credibility,...
We'll Be Smiles Better for Cup
IF a week is a long time in politics, a year is an eternity in football. Just ask any of the Hearts party who flew into Portugal yesterday for a five- day break away from the stresses and strains of a season of torment. This ought to have been...
WE'LL PAY TO GRAB POLE STAR; Gers Want Adamczuk Now
RANGERS are ready to splash out for Polish star Dariusz Adamczuk - even though they could land him for nothing in the summer. Ibrox boss Dick Advocaat last night confirmed the wantaway Dundee midfielder, who is out of contract at the end of the...