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 10, 2009

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AMY SAVED BY HOLE IN HEART; Faulty Valve Kept Her Alive until Docs Could Operate
Byline: Lachlan Mackinnon A GIRL born with a rare medical condition was saved by a hole in her heart. Amy Cairns needed major surgery at just 11 days old as she fought to survive. Now aged three, she is fit and healthy and has just started...
A Serious Career Move; ADVERTISING FEATURE
IF THE right job came along with the right organisation, would you think about moving to another part of the country for it? That's the question being posed by one of the world's largest online retailers right now. And if you're one of the select...
Big Guns in Sweat over FIFA Clean-Up
Byline: Alan Marshall s FIFA president Sepp Blatter believes several top European club are panicking about their own positions following Chelsea's transfer ban. The Blues are not allowed to buy players in the next two transfer windows after being...
Cammy's Ton Sees Aussies All White; UPDATE
CAMERON WHITE hit a superb century as Australia soared into a 3-0 NatWest Series lead with a routine six-wicket defeat of England at Southampton. Chasing England's 228 for nine White led the Aussies through the early loss of both openers to hit...
CAPELLO'S 'ARD MEN FLY FLAG; Lampard, Gerrard Crush Croats
Byline: Carl Askew ENGLAND sealed their passage to South Africa in superb style as Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard grabbed doubles. Croatian' coach Slaven Bilic had angered the home side with his pre-match comments that the team had lost their...
Coetzer Tons on Style to Win Deal; UPDATE
SCOTLAND cricket star Kyle Coetzer last night virtually secured his top-flight future by scoring his first century of the season for Durham. The ex-Stoneywood-Dyce batsman shared in a 314-run opening stand with Aussie Michael di Venuto in the County...
Corporate Greed the Only Winner; Record View
DIAGEO'S decision to press ahead with plans to shed 900 jobs is a devastating blow, especially to Kilmarnock, the historic home of Johnnie Walker whisky. The move came as no real surprise. The writing has been on the wall since a government-backed...
CUT AT CLASSIC; Chapple-Hyam Colt Punted for Derby
Byline: Garry Owen LAWRIE INMAN could be in for a very exciting time as his horse, Coordinated Cut, makes his debut at Doncaster today. Two days later, the young City whizz-kid will see his other beast, Monitor Closely, his first foray into racing...
Dave Sure to Finish on a High
Byline: Anthony Haggerty DAVE MACKAY insists the self-belief at St Johnstone is so high everyone at the newly-promoted club is convinced they can comfortably achieve a mid-table place in the SPL. The Perth Saints returned to the top flight after...
Diageno; Johnnie Walker R.1.P
Byline: Janice Burns; Dave King DRINKS giants Diageo put the "final nail in the coffin" for 900 workers yesterday by rejecting a rescue deal. They said alternative plans from a task force backed by the Scottish government were "unworkable". ...
Don't Sack Me; Night the Dream Died
Byline: Keith Jackson GEORGE BURLEY last night pleaded for a stay of execution from his SFA bosses after suffering World Cup heartache. The Scotland boss saw his side crash out of the running for a place at next summer's showpiece in South Africa...
EVERYTHING'S OK FOR ADMEN; Cereal Giants Lead Way with Hard Sell
BIG brands are spending their way out of recession by bombarding customers with adverts. Kellogg's, Coca-Cola, Muller and Stella Artois all upped their budgets over the past year. And for some the hard-sell has paid off with sales rising in the...
Final Words from the Towers Twisted by TV; ON THE BOX
Byline: Paul English Phonecalls from the Towers, C4, Sun 104 Minutes That Changed America C4, Mon AS SURE as the leaves start to turn at this time of year, so the TV schedules start to turn to 9/11. The big Hollywood films, United 93 and...
Frock and Roll Years; It's a Legendary Event and London Fashion Week Is 25 Years Old
Byline: Samantha Booth IT'S been 25 years since London Fashion Week first took the world of couture by storm. In that time it has produced design superstars and left an indelible mark on the industry. Top fashion names such as Alexander McQueen,...
HELL'S DEBELLES; the Razz
Byline: BEVERLEY LYONS; John Dingwall CONTROVERSIAL Mercury prize winner Speech Debelle has urged fans to download music illegally - as long as they pay for hers. The cocky rapper, real name Corynne Elliot, walked off with a pounds 20,000 cash...
HINKEL PULLS BLINKERS ON IN GLORY BID; Full-Back Now Only Looks to Attack
Byline: NEIL CAMERON ANDREAS HINKEL used to always look left before he knew it was okay for him to get up the park - these days it's a case of straight-ahead at all times. When Gordon Strachan was in charge, the German right-back was only allowed...
HOLLAND; Man BY Man
Byline: Neil Cameron Michel Vorm 8 Will claim he pulled off two brilliant saves in the 37th minute. But Kenny Miller did him a massive favour with second. Still, kept his team in the game at that moment. Then got in the way of Miller's 69th-minute...
Hotline
Byline: ANTHONY HAGGERTY ANDY MURRAY is the new Colin Montgomerie while George Burley and the rest of the SFA should step down regardless of last night's result against Holland. After a rollercoaster qualifying campaign, punters have grown sick...
Husband's Affair Is Destroying Family; Just Joan
Byline: joan burnie Q MY husband started acting funny recently and I knew he wasn't sleeping properly. I'd find him downstairs just staring into space. I thought it was stress. We have a toddler and I'm expecting our second child in three months....
I Always Knew That I'd Never Walk Alone; Pardon for Supporter Jailed after Attack
Byline: Janice Burns LIVERPOOL fan Michael Shields walked free yesterday - and paid tribute to the supporters who made sure he didn't walk alone. Michael, 22, spent four years in Bulgarian and English jails for a brutal attack he swore he did...
I CAN STILL WIN A SLAM; Andy Not Ready to Give In
Byline: DAVID McCARTHY ANDY MURRAY left New York last night convinced he still has the ability to become the first Brit since Fred Perry to win a Grand Slam. The Scot flew back to London still hurting at the manner of his shock fourth-round defeat...
I Dived in a Ditch Screaming 'I'm British Hostage' as Paras Opened Fire on Taliban; 'HEROIC' SOLDIER AND TRANSLATOR KILLED IN DAWN RAID
Byline: Mark McGivern KIDNAPPED reporter Stephen Farrell last night told how he dived into a ditch to save his life as British troops battled his Taliban captors. Seconds earlier, he had seen his Afghan translator Sultan Munadi gunned down in...
I KENNY BELIEVE IT; Miller Devastated as Series of Misses Costs Scots Dear
Byline: NEIL CAMERON DEVASTATED Kenny Miller last night admitted he is still struggling to believe he missed an open goal. And the striker, who couldn't hide his huge hurt and disappointment, conceded it wasn't the first time he's blown a sitter....
IRISH DREAM HANGING ON CZECH TREK; Nige Boys' Fate in Balance
N IRELAND 0 SLOVAKIA 2 NORTHERN IRELAND'S World Cup dreams were hanging in the balance last night after a shattering defeat to Slovakia at Windsor Park. Victory for Nigel Worthington's men would have lifted the province above their visitors...
It's a Fair Cop; from Near-the-Bone Scots Humour to a Gilbert and Sullivan Opera
Byline: Rick Fulton KAREN Dunbar is dusting down one of Scotland's best-loved characters for her big British stage break. Scotland's funniest female will use her frustrated school teacher character, Miss Gourlay, from Chewin' The Fat for her...
IT'S EL FOR ELBOWED; Late Elia Strike So Cruel as Scottish Dream Is Crushed
Byline: James Traynor SCOTLAND 0 HOLLAND 1 THE Tartan Army rose to acclaim George Burley's weary troops. Scotland gave everything they had last night but as expected it wasn't enough and yet again this small nation's big ambitions lie in ruins....
IT'S FOUR FIVE WON; Lee: UEFA Cup System Could Be Gers Route to European Success
Byline: GORDON PARKS LEE McCULLOCH will be delighted if Rangers adopt the same defensive approach for their Champions League campaign which earned them a place in the UEFA Cup Final. The Ibrox side were criticised for their single striker 4-5-1...
IT'S TIME TO GO GEORGE; Change Is Needed If We Want to Be a Force
Byline: James Traynor SCOTLAND 0 HOLLAND 1 THE Tartan Army rose to acclaim George Burley's weary troops. Scotland gave everything they had last night, but as expected it wasn't enough and once again this small nation's big ambitions lie in...
I'VE SMASHED THROUGH THE SPAIN BARRIER; Sandaza Cures Op Agony by Going Home to Valencia
Byline: EUAN McARTHUR FRANCISCO SANDAZA spent last weekend amid the luxury of his former club Valencia's five-star leisure complex - but insists he did not head home to his native Spain for a holiday. The Dundee United striker made a fleeting...
Japan Goal Blitz Blows Ghana Away
Japan 4 Ghana 3 JAPAN scored three times in five minutes to come from behind and edge a thrilling friendly between two World Cup qualifiers in Holland yesterday. Ghana, who secured their place in South Africa on Sunday with a 2-0 win over...
Kevin Will Go Down as Captain Fantastic
Byline: Alan Marshall KEVIN DOYLE claims his 100 per cent record as Republic of Ireland skipper may stand for ever - as he may never get to wear the armband again! The Wexford-born 25-yearold captained his country in their friendly against World...
Langer in Frame for Ryder Col
Byline: Bernie McGuire COLIN MONTGOMERIE last night refused to rule out handing German legend Bernhard Langer a shock Ryder Cup wild card. Langer, host of this week's Mercedes-Benz Championship in Cologne, would be the tournament's oldest ever...
Lary: Don't Dare End My World
Byline: Gary Ralston LARYEA KINGSTON insists he is happy at Hearts but will never compromise on his dream of playing at the World Cup Finals. Jambos boss Csaba Laszlo has questioned the commitment of his star midfielder to the club as he has...
Lions Star Ford Is All Talk Now
Byline: Roddy Duncan ROSS FORD admits he had to hold his tongue when Edinburgh boss Rob Moffat opted to keep him in cotton wool after the Lions tour. Now the Scotland star is ready to shout from the rooftops about what he learned as a superstar...
MADDIE BLUNDER COP'S BOOK BANNED BY JUDGE; McCanns Now Target Profits
Byline: Rod Chaytor A BOOK by the Portuguese detective who botched the Madeleine McCann inquiry was ordered to be stripped from shelves yesterday. A judge in Lisbon banned any further publication of The Truth Of The Lie by disgraced ex-cop Goncalo...
MANDY DOUBLE DIP DANGER WARNING; Minister Fears Slump No2 Could Hit UK
Byline: Jason Beattie PETER Mandelson yesterday warned Britain could face a "double dip" recession. The business secretary spoke out as a host of economic data suggested the UK was starting to come out of the slump. A report said the jobs...
MANDY DOUBLE DIP DANGER WARNING; Minister Fears UK Slump No2
Byline: Jason Beattie BUSINESS Secretary Peter Mandelson yesterday warned Britain could face a "double dip" recession. He spoke out as a host of economic data suggested the UK was starting to come out of the slump. A report said the jobs market...
Missus Making Me a Hit - Paul
Byline: Chris Roberts REJUVENATED Paul di Giacomo feared henpecking would wreck his Ross County move. But the former Kilmarnock hitman insists a supportive wife has seen him rediscover the magic of old. Di Giacomo signed a two-year deal with...
MOGGA CROCK AGONY; Celts Boss Admits International Week Leaves Him in a Sweat over His Stars
Byline: Neil Cameron TONY MOWBRAY last night admitted to feeling vulnerable during international weeks. And the Celtic boss dropped a heavy hint he wasn't happy that Scott Brown didn't come off earlier in the game against Macedonia. Mowbray...
Mogga's Fears over Cap Crocks
TONY MOWBRAY last night admitted to feeling vulnerable during international weeks. And the Celtic boss hinted heavily he wasn't happy Scott Brown didn't come off earlier in the game against Macedonia. Mowbray caught Scotland's World Cup qualifier...
NO CHIPS NO BOOZE; Koki: That's What Naka Warned Me to Avoid If I Wanted to Star with Celts
Byline: CHRIS ROBERTS KOKI MIZUNO has been warned to stay clear of french fries if he wants to be a chip off the old block. The Japanese starlet last night revealed Shunsuke Nakamura spelt out exactly what he had to do if he wanted to follow...
No One to Blame but Ourselves
Byline: Gordon Parks DAVID MARSHALL last night insisted Scotland's luck deserted them against the Dutch - but reckons the damage that ended our World Cup hopes was already beyond repair. The Cardiff City keeper was drafted in at the last minute...
Now You Can Net Your Dream Job; Scotcareers Website Joins with Councils to Promote Their Vacancies
HAVE you got an appetite to put your culinary skills to good use by working as a catering manager? Maybe you want a career in teaching, social care or in the fire and rescue service. Or perhaps you even harbour an ambition to work in a busy port...
OUEEN'S SCHOOL TRIP AXED OVER SWINE FLU; Gordonstoun Head Calls off Royal Visit
Byline: Donna Watson THE Queen has called off a visit to a top private school after a suspected outbreak of swine flu. She was due in Elgin on Tuesday to open a new sports hall at Gordonstoun - Prince Charles' old school. But principal Mark...
Our 9/9/9 Baby! Special Date Sparks Celebrations
Byline: Lachlan Mackinnon THE proud parents of Scotland's "999" baby yesterday predicted a police career for their son. Kyle MacLachlan came into the world just after 9am on the ninth day of the ninth month of 2009. And placing a hat on the tot,...
Painted Pooch Is a Sticky Problem; RECORD PETS
Byline: NEIL McINTOSH MY daughter's bedroom is being redecorated - by me. You know you have to when your wife points out it has only been painted twice in 10 years. It will soon be three times in a decade. The trouble is that Ellie has suddenly...
PLAN FOR PENSIONS; It's Never Too Early to Start Saving for Your Retirement Years
Byline: ALEX MORGAN BRITAIN'S pensioners are among the poorest in Europe, with a third living below the poverty line. Whether you are 20 or 50, you need to act now if you want to ensure you don't join them. We have far higher levels of retirement...
Ready Supply of Grief as Gas Bill Estimates Rocket; the Readers' Champion
Byline: LESLEY CAMPBELL REGULAR readers will know that my own problems with service providers often give me material for this column. About a year ago, I received a very cool letter from Scottish Gas informing me that my monthly gas payments...
Satellite Pick of the Day
How I Met Your Mother E4, 7.30pm THIS is one of the funniest episodes of the first series of this great sitcom. Ted and Barney head for a hip club opening, but Lily and Marshall miss out, feeling that now they are engaged they should be doing grown-up...
SAVE OUR STAFFIES; Loyal Dogs Are among Scotland's Least Wanted but All These Pets Need a Home
Byline: Brian McIver THEY are some of the most unloved creatures in the country ... meet Scotland's Least Wanted. This collection of dogs, cats and other pets are top of the rehoming list at the Scottish SPCA. They have been abandoned, abused...
SCOTLAND; Man BY Man
Byline: Gary Ralston David Marshall 8 The Cardiff keeper had conceded 11 goals in his three previous Scotland appearances but performed above and beyond with several super stops. Alan Hutton 6 Some great galloping runs and distribution...
Sitter Sickens Kenny
Byline: Neil Cameron DEVASTATED Kenny Miller last night admitted he missed an "open goal" against Holland at Hampden. And the Rangers striker, who couldn't hide his huge hurt and disappointment, conceded some people will now consider him the...
Stack Joined Huddle for a Bit of a Nosy
Byline: John Gardner HIBS keeper Graham Stack has revealed curiosity led him to mark his SPL debut by joining in the secret Celtic huddle. The former Republic of Ireland Under-21 keeper admitted he enjoyed his first game in Scotland so much -...
Stars
Byline: David Wells Aries Mar 21-Apr 20 ESTABLISHING new rules at work is imperative for you right now. You can't wait for those who want to dither about in the land of what's going to happen next year you want answers now. Ask the right questions....
Staunton on Flight-Path of Robins Nest
Byline: Carl Askew STEVE STAUNTON has expressed his interest in replacing Mark Robins as the manager of League Two Rotherham. The 40-year-old former Republic of Ireland boss was last employed as Gary McAllister's assistant at Leeds but the pair...
Stressed and Tired but at Least All Is Well
Byline: Shari Low HNC In Parenthood, module 3032 - Just when you think you're a grounded, calm mother with an aura of serenity, your offspring will reduce you to a neurotic, sleepdeprived wreck. OK, so I actually never thought I was a calm, grounded...
Timeline
SCOTLAND were looking to sneak into the World Cup play-offs with a draw against Holland at Hampden. The night started well enough but ended in the kind of heartbreak this nation does best, pipped by Norway to second spot in Group 9 on goal difference....
TORIES TO TARGET 6 Million PENSIONS; Cuts Hit Cops and Nurses
Byline: Bob Roberts THE pensions of teachers, police and health service staff will be the top target for cuts, the Tories' axeman has revealed. Philip Hammond, shadow chief secretary to the treasury, said he would not allow Britain's public sector...
Toshack Troops Go Down Fighting
WALES 1 RUSSIA 3 RUSSIA officially consigned Wales to the 2010 World Cup dustbin last night - but not without a fight. Welsh boss John Toshack claimed Guus Hiddink's men were flattered by the result. He said: "My lads did everything that was...
..WELL YOU'D BETTER HURRY; Record Books against the Scot
Byline: COLIN DUNCAN HISTORY suggests Andy Murray has only one more crack at winning a Grand Slam and ending Britain's 73-year losing streak in the tennis Majors. The Scot suffered the biggest disappointment of his career on Tuesday when crashing...
WE NEED TO BE AS GOOD AS THAT IN EVERY GAME; Fletch: Scots Deserved to Finish Third
Byline: GARY RALSTON SCOTLAND skipper Darren Fletcher came out in sympathy for David Weir last night as he lamented the lack of luck that leaves us grounded again at home. But the Manchester United midfielder also bluntly told his Scotland team-mates...
We Were Right All along. We Really CAN Cut It against Best; WHAT A SHAME SCOTS LEFT IT TOO LATE
Byline: KEITH JACKSON IT may or may not have been his final 90 minutes in charge of Scotland. We'll find that out soon enough. But what we can say with great certainty this morning is that this was George Burley's finest hour. Pride. Passion....
We Were Right All along. We Really CAN Cut It against Best; WHAT A SHAME WE PROVED IT TOO LATE
Byline: KEITH JACKSON IT may or may not have been his final 90 minutes in charge of Scotland. We'll find that out soon enough. But what we can say with great certainty this morning is that this was George Burley's finest hour. Pride. Passion....
White's Got Max Factor to a Tee
TO an extent the prophets of doom got it right. Yesterday being the ninth day of the ninth month of the ninth year they said it was Armageddon. And it was - for Scotland anyway and no doubt George Burley too. Although it has to be said we brought...
WIN Pounds 200 OF SHOPPING AT DEBENHAMS
TO CELEBRATE Debenhams' New Season Spectacular, we've teamed up with their 15 stores across Scotland to offer 5 lucky readers the chance to win a pounds 200 shopping spree at their local Debenhams store. With up to 25 per cent off all four departments,...
World Banks Once Again Come under the Spotlight; BRIAN McIVER'S PICK OF THE DAY
Byline: BRIAN McIVER The Love of Money BBC Two, 9.00pm IT'S time for another look at the capitalists who did their very best to destroy the world economy, as this new series looks at how Lehman Brothers fell apart. With the help of eyewitness...
YOGI'S PROVED HE'S THE PERFECT MAN TO FILL MY BOOTS; Mixu:John's Got off to a Great Start as Hibs Boss
Byline: GARY RALSTON MIXU PAATELAINEN is as convinced about his desire to return to football management as he is certain John Hughes is the best man for Hibs. The former Easter Road gaffer is ready to return to the big time and has revealed he...