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Articles from June 29, 2002

Ace Elena Vows to Give Her All at Wimbledon
Byline: IAIN FLEMING THE girl who has revived the flagging fortunes of British women's tennis was preparing for her third-round Wimbledon match last night as fans in her adopted Scotland willed her towards victory. Elena Baltacha, 18 - the...
All Yours, Ronaldo; Renaissance Man Will Strike It Rich in Final Gold Rush
Byline: JEFF POWELL BRAZIL, having pulled the plug on one hi- tech team made in Germany, now have to dismantle another in order to win their fifth World Cup. Should be simple enough, since they are familiar already with the mechanics of the operation....
Another Day,another Shock as Big Gun Kafelnikov Shoots Himself in the Foot
Byline: JOHN GREECHAN THE No. 5 seed is crushed in straight sets by a player who has never been past the second round before - and barely an eyebrow is raised. It was Yevgeny Kafelnikov's turn to suffer the Wimbledon guillotine yesterday and,...
Beckham Does Not Even Rate a Mention
Byline: JEFF POWELL SO DAVID Beckham just missed out on selection for the Fantasy XI that FIFA compiles from among the stars of each World Cup. He had no business even being on the shortlist. That Beckham was patently unfit in body and mind...
BLONDE DOCTOR'S [Pounds Sterling]25,000 TO COMFORT DANDO KILLER
Byline: STEPHEN WRIGHT A GLAMOROUS blonde psychologist has received pound sterling25,000 of taxpayers' money for helping Jill Dando's killer Barry George handle the 'stress' of his trial last year. Now, according to jail sources, George has...
Britain Happy with Smith in Middle; RUGBY LEAGUE
Byline: RICHARD BOTT CASTLEFORD'S Russell Smith will referee Great Britain's eagerly-awaited Test match against Australia in Sydney on July 12. Smith's appointment is no real surprise but it is still a major boost to the Great Britain squad,...
Can the City Rise to the Challenge?
to the challenge? THIS was the week the party ended. With disaster engulfing corporate America, all the blithe assumptions that the stock market boom could go on for ever have been exposed for the folly they always were. The City is left with...
Can You Really Do Oz in a Fortnight?
Byline: CHRISTOPHER HUDSON As an all-round holiday destination, Australia has no equal. But can you squeeze its attractions - beaches, cities,mountains-into two weeks? Christopher Hudson tried his best A world of contrasts: From sophisticated...
CCTV Cameras on Every Inch of Every City Street
Byline: ADAM POWELL EUROPE'S most sophisticated spy camera network was unveiled yesterday in the city which hosts this summer's Commonwealth Games. More than 400 state-of-the-art digital cameras comb every inch of Manchester city centre and...
Coach Driver on Death Charge; Survivors Fly Home to Their Families as French Prosecutor Brings Accusation of Manslaughter
Byline: PETER ALLEN;GAVIN MADELEY School term ends in sombre mood amid speculation that teenage accident victim may not have been wearing a seat belt From Peter Allen in Semur-en-Auxois and Gavin Madeley THE driver in the coach tragedy which...
Computer Fraud Sting That Trapped 'Mr Big'
Byline: PATRICIA KANE IT may not sound like the Great Train Robbery - no gold bullion or stacks of freshly-printed notes were involved. But in the world of high technology, the seemingly minor theft from an airport cargo bay was every bit as...
Copycat Scandal at Xerox
Byline: ALEX BRUMMER ANOTHER day, another flurry of accounting scandals. Latest to come to light are a further pound sterling1.3bn black hole in the revenues of Xerox in the United States and, on a diminutive scale, a problem at Kwik-Fit here...
Cut Price Holiday Bonanza
Byline: SEAN POULTER CUT-PRICE HOLIDAY BONANZAA CUT-THROAT holiday price war is looming with 2.5million summer packages still to be sold by desperate travel firms. The September 11 terror attacks and the desire to stay home for the World Cup...
D-Day for Leeds; Path Is Clear forMcCarthy with O'Neill out of Reach
Byline: PETER FERGUSON LEEDS UNITED'S plc board will meet tomorrow to decide who they want to succeed the sacked David O'Leary as manager at Elland Road. Peter Ridsdale's dream of gatecrashing the domestic and European elite, underwritten by...
Driver of School Death Coach Is Accused of Girl's Manslaughter; French Charge Briton after M-Way Tragedy
Byline: PETER ALLEN THE driver of a coach which crashed on a French motorway, killing a British schoolgirl, is to face a manslaughter case. French authorities last night charged Mark Chisholm, 32, from Edinburgh, with involuntary manslaughter,...
Drunken Woman in Jet Terror Is Jailed
A DRUNKEN woman passenger who spread 'fear and terror' on board a packed holiday jet only weeks after the September 11 atrocities has been jailed for four months. Charlotte Davies, 31, had been drinking from a bottle of rum when she went berserk...
Eight Thugs, 91 Charges and [Pounds Sterling]250,000 in Damage; Smirking Mob of Young Criminals Terrorised Town in 13-Month Crimewave
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK THEY spent 13 months terrorising a Scottish town in a crimewave which ruined lives and left pound sterling250,000 worth of destruction. But yesterday justice finally caught up with eight teenage thugs whose sustained...
Freddie's Keen on Hard Slog; I Don't Need to Go in Higher
Byline: GRAHAM OTWAY CRICKET CRICKET fans will head for Lord's today with the sort of anticipation they have not known since Ian Botham's heyday. India's expatriate population have snapped up thousands of tickets for the one-day international...
From Don till Dusk
Byline: LEO MCKINSTRY The Godfather is a triumph of modern cinema. But what of Corleone, the Sicilian town from which the family central to the trilogy took its name? Leo McKinstry went on the trail of Marlon Brando's Sicily WHEN we arrived...
FSA Swings into Action over Forced Selling Fears; Rescue Move for Hard-Pressed Insurers Threatened by Falling Markets
Byline: BRIAN O'CONNOR THE Financial Services Authority threw insurers and the stock market a badly-needed lifeline by easing rules that effectively force insurers to sell at the bottom of the market. That helped London shares to soar more...
Give the Dog a Break
Byline: PAUL GOGARTY MAN'S best friend can be the worst enemy of anyone who wants to go on holiday in Britain. Although famed as a nation of dog lovers, the truth is that most hotel owners ban anything with four legs. Our dog Lucky has become...
Glastonbury,the New Glynebourne; at 72,harry Enfield's Dad Edward (Pills in Pocket) Makes His First Festival Foray
Byline: MARK REYNOLDS ONCE, it was all peace, love and brotherhood - a place for free spirits to roam. But when the gigantic Glastonbury Festival got under way yesterday, it was firmly enclosed behind a daunting four-mile long, 12ft high fence...
Golden Greg; Mac Backing Rusedski as Roddick Rout Lifts Title Hope
Byline: IVAN SPECK JOHN McENROE led the tributes to Greg Rusedski last night and urged the Briton to grab his chance and win Wimbledon in the year of the underdog. 'That's the best I've ever seen Rusedski play at Wimbledon - that was the teacher...
Heart Girl's First Steps to a New Life at the Age of Three
AT three years old, Emily Bayley has finally taken her first steps. Now there's no stopping her. Yet the moment every parent treasures was one that Samantha and Matthew Bayley feared they would never see. For their daughter was born with a...
Hiddink Bids to Rethink Crimson Pride on Last Date with the Devil
Byline: STEVE CURRY THE abiding memory of this World Cup will not be the early baths taken by France, Argentina and Italy, nor the sight of a reinvented Ronaldo wallowing among the goals again, heartening though that is. It will be of the unfettered...
Holiday Island Purge; 13 Britons Held on Indeceny and Drugs Charges
Byline: PAUL ANAST POLICE have launched a crackdown on British holidaymakers in Faliraki on Rhodes, making a record 13 arrests in five days for indecency, sexual activity in public and drug offences. Four tourists have been thrown off the Greek...
How We Spend [Pounds Sterling]21bn a Year on 'Stress' Drinking
Byline: SEAN POULTER THE pressure of work and the daily battle to get there is driving the nation to drink. Britons are drowning their sorrows much more readily than their European counterparts to cope with the stress of the office and misery...
Ibrox Eyes Fixed on Spanish Steps
Byline: STEPHEN MCGOWAN ALEX McLEISH believes new pound sterling 6million signing Mikel Arteta has the talent to outweigh both his substantial price- tag and his tender years. The highly-coveted Spaniard arrives in Glasgow on Monday with a...
In the Wake of Two Hospital Rapes, How Our Male Reporters Were Able to Enter
Byline: TOM RAWSTORNE GAPING holes in security at nine out of ten NHS hospitals have been exposed by a Daily Mail investigation. Our findings come after two rapes on the wards and highlight the shocking vulnerability of patients too ill or...
Invasion of the Killer Crimplene; We Journey Back in Time to an Age before Taste Began-And Belive It or Not,we Actually Wore These Clothes Only 30 Years Ago
Byline: BRENDA POLAN YOU really had to be there. Few decades were quite so much fun for the fashionable. Few look quite so hideous in retrospect. The photo albums, the movies, the newspaper clippings, the hoarded magazines and catalogues...
Iv'e Built a Brick Wall around My Heart
Byline: ANGELA LEVIN HE FIRST thing Sara and Michael Payne do when they wake up is to say 'good morning' to Sarah, their beautiful little girl who was brutally murdered exactly two years ago. 'Her picture is the first thing we see when we come...
Jobs Go as Frasers Closes Older Stores
Byline: STUART PATTERSON STORE giant House of Fraser is to axe hundreds of jobs by closing two of its branches in Scotland. Outlets in Aberdeen and Dundee are being sold to a developer, leaving the workforce with little chance of being kept...
Kahn Is King but Pity Old Seaman Could Berti Emulate Korea's Blue Dragon?
Byline: BRIAN SCOTT NO matter how long is a week in politics, a week in football can be longer still. Ask David Seaman, the England goalkeeper blamed for their World Cup departure. Has he dared open his curtains yet, to let some light in on...
Krajicek on Collision Course with Scud
Byline: IVAN SPECK THE Scud is primed. Warhead on and ready to explode. The Crackerjack is fizzing. Strap on the tin hats and beware. In Wimbledon terms, that means Mark Philippoussis against Richard Krajicek in Monday's fourth round. Those...
Labour Fails in Battle to Clean Up Dirty Wards
Byline: GRAHAM GRANT A KEY Labour pledge to clean up Scotland's filthy hospitals was exposed as a sham yesterday. A promise to recruit specially-trained nurses to combat lethal hospital infections has not yet been met. It was announced last...
LCI Looking for a Big Stroke of Luck
Byline: GEOFF FOSTER THE silence has been deafening at heavily-indebted casino operator London Clubs International. Its shares eased 3/4p to 131/2p on whispers that the struggling owner of Les Ambassadeurs and 50 St James is still at loggerheads...
Life Four
Byline: CLARE KITCHEN A BUILDER was last night convicted of the murders of three generations of one family in an attack described as a 'massacre'. David Morris, 40, was given four life sentences for bludgeoning Mandy Power, 34, her mother...
MISSING ... and FOUND!
Byline: MONICA PORTER THE DAILY MAIL offers readers a unique opportunity to re-establish contact with long-lost relatives and friends. Each week, MONICA PORTER features the story of someone trying to find a missing loved-one, as well as a tale...
MSP's Banker Son Charged in [Pounds Sterling]4.8m Enron Fraud Case
Byline: REBECCA ENGLISH THREE high-living British bankers have been charged with a pound sterling4.8million fraud involving collapsed American energy giant Enron. The trio, including the Scotsborn son of a Labour MSP, are being prosecuted...
MUDDLE ON THE MOUND; Even the Politicians Aren't Happy as Devolution Fails to Deliver and It's a Constitutional Fankle That's to Blame
Byline: TIM LUCKHURST SATURDAY ESSAY by Tim Luckhurst AS term ended at the Scottish parliament this week the prevailing mood among MSPs was close to despair. Despite the prospect of summer holidays stretching until the first week of September,...
Named and Shamed, Laughing Muggers Who Wrecked a Widow's Life
Byline: ANDREW LOUDON AN 88-year-old widow's life was wrecked when two thugs mugged her for her handbag containing just pound sterling5, her pension book and a bus pass. Yesterday Marjorie Harrington's attackers, 14-year-old Andrew Brown wrecked...
Nancy V Ulrika (the Real World Cup Final)
Byline: NATALIE CLARKE Delaying tactic: Sven seems THE line became his mantra, his protection against his girlfriend's unceasing campaign to make an honest woman of her. 'I can't think about marriage until the World Cup is over,' Sven Goran...
NOW XEROX STUNS US WITH [Pounds sterling]1.3BN FINANCIAL SCANDAL
Byline: STEPHANIE BENTLEY MODERATE CALM SLIGHT CORPORATE America faced further humiliation yesterday as a second massive financial scandal hit confidence in accounting procedures. Photo copier group Xerox, already fined once for accounting...
One to Watch
Is she just another anonymous Russian? Well, the women's circuit hopes not. She is rated as a potential challenger to Venus Williams (by the double Wimbledon champion herself), which would be a relief if it shook up what is fast settling into...
On Parade with Five Generations of a Family at War; the Military History Student Who Is All Set to Become the Latest in a Long Line of Archie Hendersons to Serve Queen and Country
Byline: JONATHAN BROCKLEBANK THERE was, of course, no pressure on young Archie Henderson to join the Army - even though his father Archie served in Ulster, his grandfather Archie in World War II, his great-grandfather Archie in the First World...
Prepare Your Travel Plan; (1)Fanshawe Stayer Looks Ready to Improve on Close Second in 1999 Northumberland Plate (2) RACEMAIL SPECIAL Balakheri the Only Danger to High Chaparral in Irish Derby
TRAVELMATE (Newcastle, 3.20), touched off by Far Cry in the 1999 Northumberland Plate, can go one better today. Trained by inform James Fanshawe, the eight-year-old has shaped well over inadequate trips in his two runs this season. He appears...
Prime Target; Leeds Will Not Be Thwarted in Their Efforts to Tempt O'Neill
Byline: RODDY THOMSON LEEDS turned up the heat in their chase for Martin O'Neill last night as the Celtic manager cancelled his flight to Japan for the World Cup Final, fuelling speculation that he has stayed behind to sort out his future. ...
Red-Top Which Just Cannot Be Serious about 'Mr McEnroe'
Byline: IAN WOOLDRIDGE SO WHO is the imposter rampaging around London, swearing foully, insulting hotel staff, raging about the inadequacies of his room, threatening to beat up people in the car park and claiming that he is John McEnroe? I...
Sack Thse Useless Race Busybodies
Byline: SIMON HEFFER FAMILIES AT WAR WE ARE by now well aware that we are all racists - the fool who runs the useless Crown Prosecution Service, Sir David Calvert-Smith, told us all so only the other day. Now, though, this idiotic self-flagellation...
Samurai-Sword Maniac Is Freed after Two Years
AN 88-year-old widow's life was wrecked when two thugs mugged her for her handbag containing just pound sterling5, her pension book and a bus pass. Yesterday Marjorie Harrington's attackers, 14-year-old Andrew Brown wrecked and David Auger,...
Scolari Video Does the Trick; Suffering on Fans' Faces Will Help Brazil Avoid 1998 Repeat
Byline: MATT LAWTON WHEN Luiz Felipe Scolari packed his bags for the Far East last month, he threw in a video tape that he plays to his Brazilian squad before every match. 'It shows Brazilian people celebrating when we have scored a goal,'...
Screams Awakened Sleeping Pupils to Nightmare Ordeal
Byline: HAMISH BURNS ONE of the teenagers caught up in the French tragedy yesterday told how the coach filled with screaming as it crashed to a halt. For 13-year-old Suzanne McCracken, the trip was her first holiday abroad without her parents....
Serena Falling on Hard Times, So It's Time to Ring Dad
Byline: ALAN FRASER THOSE who feel that Serena Williams has been struggling to keep her feet on the ground since her French Open triumph were provided with some powerful evidence yesterday. Williams spent a great deal of a tight and tense third-round...
Should Frodo the Chimp Be Tried for Murder; Campaigners Claim Chimpanzees Are So Similar to Us Genitically Given the Same Rights as Humans, So What Frodo,world Famous Chimp, Who Has to Death and Disiembowled a Baby Girl?
Byline: DAVID JONES EVEN in a world where animals routinely achieve celebrity status, Frodo the chimpanzee is a simian superstar. Unlike the PG Tips teaparty chimps, whose fame was collective and confined to this country, his personal renown...
SIMPLY BREATHLESS ON RUSEDSKI RIDGE; Spellbinding Greg Leaves Poor Roddick Gasping for Air
Byline: IVAN SPECK HE LEFT US all breathless - on Centre Court, in the Royal Box and on Henman Hill. But affected most of all was American teenager Andy Roddick, who was not allowed so much as an intake of air in 85 minutes of spellbinding...
Snorkeller's Bottom
Byline: ANN LESLIE If you don't like diving, Mauritius may not be for you. But Ann Leslie found lots to do, and even persuaded her husband to take a dip MY HUSBAND is frightened of fish, unless they are thoroughly dead and smothered in dollops...
So Much Fun That's Free
Byline: NEIL MACLEAN MARY, Queen of Scots, had her head cut off, twice. First by a Celtic warrior, then by a Roman soldier with a light sabre. 'But I'm not dying yet,' she said. ' Because I haven't eaten my crisps.' Yes, the Museum of Scotland...
Sorry Seve Faces Up to Sad Decline
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON SEVE BALLESTEROS, depressed beyond measure at the loss of the artistry that made him an icon, has pulled out of next month's Open Championship at Muirfield. The poignant downfall of Europe's most charismatic champion...
STAY IN AT NIGHT; FARMER SUSPECTED OF CAUSING [Pounds sterling]20BILLION FOOT-AND-MOUTH CRISIS ESCAPES WITH CURFEW
Byline: CHRIS BROOKE THE pig farmer accused of starting last year's pound sterling20billion foot-and-mouth outbreak was yesterday sentenced to be electronically tagged and confined to his home at night. District judge James Prowse refused to...
Street Lights Beat Cctv in Cutting Crime
Byline: JO BUTLER ORDINARY street lighting can be four times more effective in cutting crime than costly security cameras, according to a report. Research suggests adequate street lighting can reduce crime by up to 20 per cent compared with...
Suffering Seve out of Open
Byline: DEREK LAWRENSON SEVE Ballesteros, depressed beyond measure at the loss of the artistry which made him an icon, has pulled out of next month's Open at Muirfield. The poignant downfall of Europe's most charismatic champion is now almost...
Superstars of Safety - but Still a Peril to Pedestrians
Byline: RAY MASSEY MODERN cars are now providing better crash protection for drivers; but they are still failing miserably to reduce the risk to pedestrians they hit, according to new official crash-test figures. Only one out of 15 cars in...
Suspects in Soldier's Killing Seek Damages from Parents
Byline: DAVID WILLIAMS THREE thugs who admitted their involvement in the killing of a British peacekeeper in Macedonia are seeking compensation from his parents for the 'inconvenience' they suffered in custody. The three were among a gang of...
Taxes Will Have to Rise,warns New Whitehall Adviser
Byline: PAUL EASTHAM A NEWLY-appointed Government adviser faces the sack before even taking up her post after predicting that Gordon Brown will have to raise taxes again. Vicky Pryce, who has just been appointed chief economic adviser to the...
Tennis Is Lonely Full of Lesbiains and Almost Drove Me to a Nervous Breakdown. I Only Found Happiness When I Quit
TENNIS has been Annabel Croft's life almost since she was a child. She was Britain's golden girl, ranked 22 in the world and a potential Wimbledon champion. She spent most of her teenage years playing on the international circuit, but by 21 she...
THE MILD MAN OF ROCK; Smashed out of Their Minds on Booze and Drugs, Trashing Hotels and Mobbed by Groupies, the Who Were the Archetypal Rock Stars of a Generation - except for One of Their Number, Who Died This Week
Byline: GEOFFREY WANSELL THE first time I ever saw John Entwistle, who died on Thursday, was in a now-defunct rock club above a gas showroom in Putney, South-West London, called Zeta. The year was 1964, and he was bass guitarist of a rock group...
The Molar Mobile; Tiny Tooth Implant Lets You Take a Discreet Phone Call or Listen to the Radio
Byline: TIM UTTON IT is a gadget that sounds as if it should exist only in the world of James Bond. A tiny electronic device, implanted in a tooth, which allows the wearer to take a mobile phone call or listen to the radio. The amazing invention...
The Sisters Deserve Our Full Respect, Insists Capriati
Byline: CLAIRE NASH JENNIFER CAPRIATI may be the only woman capable of challenging the Williams sisters at Wimbledon - but even she admitted yesterday it was time to give full credit to the ruling family of tennis. A merry-go-round of controversy...
This Bear Market's Claws Are Still Lethal; INVESTMENT EXTRA
Byline: BRIAN O'CONNOR ONE of my favourite cartoons, by Lowry, has four horsemen riding across a stormtorn sky, with the third turning to the fourth to ask: 'This your first apocalypse?' This your first bear market? For UK investors, there has...
United Shame; Tomrrow's World Cup Final Is a Meeting of Two Fine Modern Nations,but There Is Something Else That Links Brazil and Germany.for It Was Brazil That Sheltered Countless Nazi Monsters Fleeing Justice and the Shadow of the Swastika Still Looms Today
Byline: TOM BOWER SATURDAY THE BLOOD mingling with the bath water brought a scream from the Brazilian male nurse. Slumped in the tub was Gustav Wagner, the notorious 'Angel of Death' at the Nazis' extermination camp in Sobibor, Poland. It...
VISCOUNT MONEY; HE HAS SOLD HER TREASURED ROLLS FOR [Pounds Sterling]20,000 AND MADE[pounds sterling]1.5M FROM HER HOLIDAY HOME. IS PRINCESS MARGARET'S SON THE MOST FINANCE CONSCIOUS ROYAL OF ALL?
Byline: ROSS BENSON VISCOUNT LINLEY once confessed that his overriding motivation in life is money. It drives him on, 'absolutely always has'. It was a unique admission for a member of the Royal Family to make - and all the better for that....
Weekender
Byline: KATIE GRANT ARE you a good citizen? I know I am because I have a certificate to prove it. Like Sue MacGregor, formerly of the Today programme, I went to Hartwell House, formerly known as the House of Citizenship and now a five-star hotel...
Why a Tycoon's Staff Backed His [Pounds Sterling]40m Land Deal; Memo to Managers: Tell the Council You Support My Green Belt Housing Plan
Byline: ANDREW LOUDON ONE of Britain's richest men yesterday urged scores of his top managers to help him turn green belt land into a residential goldmine. Mobile phones king John Caudwell sent them a memo saying he wanted to build luxury homes...
WIN THIS DREAM [Pounds Sterling]300,000 COTTAGE
WIN THIS DREAM pound sterling300,000 COTTAGE WE HAVE given away in recent years some of the most beautiful dream cottages, but this year we have found our most idyllic yet. Worth more than pound sterling300,000 and dating back to the 16th century,...
Wounded Burglar Sues Tony Martin
Byline: BEN TAYLOR THE burglar wounded by Tony Martin is suing the jailed farmer for thousands of pounds in compensation. Career criminal Brendon Fearon, 32, is demanding a fivefigure payout for the gunshot injuries he suffered on the night...
Wuff Guide to Fife
Byline: NEIL MACLEAN DOG owners do strange things to keep their animals amused, but dancing the Gay Gordons with your pet really takes the biscuit. 'Now use your biscuit to lead him into a figure of eight,' said Margaret McCabe as the sound...