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The Sunday Times No: 2840 55 CENTS MCI (P) 15/12/90 DECEMBER 23, 1990 I——1

Task force to woo Malay/Muslim talent from abroad [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Task force to woo Malay/Muslim talent from abroad Zuraidah Ibrahim By THE Government has set up a special task force to attract Malay/ Muslim talent from abroad to help the community catch up and also sharpen Singapore's overall International competitiveness. Revealing this yesterday, the Acting Minister for Information and the

UK scientists make breakthrough m search for Aids vaccine [ARTICLE]

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UK scientists make breakthrough m search for Aids vaccine LONDON British scientists said that a breakthrough m researching Aids m monkeys has raised hopes of finding a human vaccine against the killer virus. Vaccines against simian immunodeficiency virus, the version of Aids m simians (monkeys and apes), were developed m

US officials say war is likely; Saddam refuses to pull out [ARTICLE]

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US officials say war is likely; Saddam refuses to pull out WE WILL WIN 'It increaeingly looks like he ie not getting the meeeage and we will have to uee force to get him out. We promiee a devaatating assault if war comes." US Defence Secretary Dick Cheney. WE WONT

Pauline's parade of peckish penguins at the park [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pauline's parade of peckish penguins at the park THIS one Is strictly for the birds. Or more specifically, penguins. It's chow time and penguin-keeper Pauline Chin has her hands full feeding the little creatures their morsels of fish. The penguins are eating In style In their new Penguin Parade home

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H. SENA (PTE) LTD Shangri-la Hotel Unft 110, Oranga Grova Road, Singapora 102 S. Tal: 732 0721 732 5689 I IM— M^M II I I -I SUNDAY PUIS Can they find a hotel room hi Spore? SBC's starlets are no pretty poppets i k4 n fen Imm i 1 Do

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Britain backs US m eeeking complete Iraqi pullout: Major: Page 7 A atrong defence what Spore neede at all timee: Page 16

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Malay chamber to honour PM Qoh at dinner: Page 20

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NEWS FOCUS

AT A GLANCE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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AT A GLANCE A RARE BIG-SPENDER: Mr lan James does not stinge on Christmas gifts for his family and friends. But the 26-year-old merchant navy officer could be an exception rather than the rule this year. Many other Singaporeans are resisting the urge to splurge, preferring to squirrel away more

New coup bid at Philippine Air Force base foiled [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New coup bid at Philippine Air Force base foiled 4 held for trying to blow up planes, petrol tanks during Xmas party MANILA A new coup attempt was foiled with the capture of four right-wing saboteurs at a Philippine Air Force base north of here, deputy military chief Major-General Rodolfo

S'poreans' Xmas cheer to US soldiers m Gulf [ARTICLE]

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S'poreans' Xmas cheer to US soldiers m Gulf Festive messages will be videotaped at Orchard Road carolling extravaganza SINGAPOREANS may just find themselves m a Christmas video to be shown to American soldiers m the Gulf. The video, which will be filmed during the Christmas Eve musical and carolling extravaganza

Tis the season to give and give and receive and receive m Japan [ARTICLE]

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Tis the season to give and give and receive and receive m Japan TOKYO A senior Finance Ministry official recently installed four refrigerators at home to store the onslaught of hams, smoked salmon, musk melons and selected beers from around the world as end-of-the-year gifts. Taking a different approach, housewife

'Santa Claus' charged with fondling girl, 14 [ARTICLE]

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'Santa Claus' charged with fondling girl, 14 GAITHERSBURG (Maryland) Santa Clans has been charged with fondling a 14-year-old girl at a shopping mall, police said. John Solyst, 27, a teacher's aide who works as a part-time Santa Clans, was charged on Friday with a sex offence for allegedly touching the

Taiwan to end its 40-year cold war with China [ARTICLE]

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Taiwan to end its 40-year cold war with China TAIPEI Taiwan President I^e Teng-hui will end a 40-year state of war with China m May but there is no timetable for unification. Presidential Office spokesman Cheyne Chiu said here yesterday. "The President will m accordance with the law terminate the

Shev will continue work on drafting arms treaty [ARTICLE]

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Shev will continue work on drafting arms treaty 'Don't strike Shevardnadze's name from the list of candidates for senior positions m this country.' Chief of staff to Mr Shevardnadze (left), Mr Gyorgy Shakhnazarov, on his boss's political career. Move seen as bid to allay fears of shift m Soviet foreign

Enraged man threw down TV, fan from flat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Enraged man threw down TV, fan from flat A MAN, m a fit of rage after a quarrel with a family member, threw down a barrage of household items from his eighth-storey flat early yesterday. The items included a television set, a fan and a minicompo set. Two cars, a

Cambodia factions taking to UN peace plan In positive way' [ARTICLE]

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Cambodia factions taking to UN peace plan In positive way' PARIS The Cambodian factions are taking a constructive approach to an ambitious United Nations peace plan to end 12 years of civil war In their country, according to France and Tnrtonfslii Hours before the four rival Cambodian factions resumed then*

Woman runs over her daughter while starting car [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Woman runs over her daughter while starting car A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl suffered a fractured leg yesterday when she was accidentally run over by a car driven by her mother. Mrs Christine Lee, a secretary, said she was warming up the engine of her Volvo at the carpark of Block 466,

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Shoppers cut back on festive buying: Page 17

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Special feeder bueae and extended train eervicee for revellers: Parte of Orchard Rd to bo cloaad tomorrow: Page 20 phase LUXURIOUS CONDOMINIUM NO RESTRICTIONS ON FOREIGN OWNERSHIP SHOW APARTMENTS OPEN FOR VIEWING m m ±m\h E^ark I I Hawaiian-style landscaped grounds, lagoon fountain, footbridge, If I JLIJ 1 a magnificent

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Windy with passing showers over several artas m the afterroonTEMP. (C) up to 6 a.m. tomorrow: 31 max., 24 mm. SUNSET today: 7 05 pm; SUNRISE tomorrow: 7.03 am. TRAVELLERS' MATHER Amsterdam 68C Cloudy Madrid 09 C Clear Athens 10 15 C Cloudy Manila 20 30 C Cloudy nd 14

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WORLD

Japan's population growth hits new post-war low [ARTICLE]

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Japan's population growth hits new post-war low Most government proposals focus on how to convince women to produce more children. A government policy grasp has considered: REVAMPING maternity leave. CHANGING housing policies. IMPROVING child-care services. Govt looking into ways to increase birth rates TOKYO Census figures released on Friday showed

Kidnappers grab wrong woman [ARTICLE]

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Kidnappers grab wrong woman LOS ANGELES Two bumbling kidnappers who held a woman for 28 hours before realising that they had the wrong person released her with apologies and even wished her "Merry Christmas". A police spokesman said the kidnappers, who were trying to obtain U5535,000 (5561,250) from a man

Forecast of slower economic growth m Japan [ARTICLE]

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Forecast of slower economic growth m Japan TOKYO Japan has forecasted slower economic growth and small declines m its trade and balance of payments surpluses m the fiscal year starting next April 1. In an official forecast approved by the Cabinet yesterday, the government predicted that gross national product (GNP)

Nepalese celebrate Christmas m public for first time [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Nepalese celebrate Christmas m public for first time KATHMANDU For the first time m Nepal's history, Chris tians sang Christmas carols m public on Friday. "I'm overwhelmed," said a Norwegian missionary who had spent most of his 26 years m the world's only officially Hindu state. "Of course, we celebrated

Albania removes Stalin statues [ARTICLE]

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Albania removes Stalin statues TIRANA The Albanian government on Friday tore down statues of Josef Stalin m its capital and other towns across the country. It said it would also eliminate his name from streets, squares and factories because such tributes are no longer appropriate. Symbolically at least, the moves

Israel prepares all available planes to fly m Soviet Jews [ARTICLE]

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Israel prepares all available planes to fly m Soviet Jews TEL AVIV The Israeli government has told airport officials to prepare all available planes for the immediate transport of Soviet Jews from Eastern Europe as immigrants flooded m at a rate of about 3.000 a day. "We have been urged

Two Yugoslav republics press for secession [ARTICLE]

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Two Yugoslav republics press for secession LJUBLJANA (Yugoslavia) The northwestern republics of Slovenia and Croatia pushed ahead yesterday with an independence drive that could pave the way to their secession from Yugoslavia. Officials m the Slovene capital. Ljubljana, made final preparations for an independence plebiscite today which central authorities In

Walesa sworn m as Poland's President [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Walesa sworn m as Poland's President WARSAW Mr Lech Walesa, the shipyard electrician who led the workers' movement that toppled communism m Poland, was sworn m as the country's President yesterday m a ceremony shown live on state television. Mr Walesa, 47. took an oath before both Houses of Parliament

Pakistan 'won't use N-arms against [ARTICLE]

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Pakistan 'won't use N-arms against NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar said yesterday that he was not worried whether Pakistan possessed nuclear weapons and wanted problems with New Delhi's old foe to be resolved peacefully. "Even If Pakistan has the bomb, it will not use it against India," he

Being a Japanese will help, says new UN refugee chief [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Being a Japanese will help, says new UN refugee chief TOKYO The newly-appoint-ed United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said yesterday that being a Japanese would aid her m the search for new ways to protect the world's 15 million refugees. Mrs Sadako Ogata, 63, a professor of international relations

Farewell to Berlin war memorial [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Farewell to Berlin war memorial BERLIN Soviet soldiers guarding a giant war memorial m the heart of Berlin marched away for the last time yesterday, handing the monument over to the German authorities. Built In 1945 with stones from Adolf Hitler's demolished chancellery, the monu- ment near the Brandenburg Gate

gunmen m car shoot 5 students [ARTICLE]

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gunmen m car shoot 5 students WASHINGTON Five stu dents, aged six to 15, were shot and wounded by Managers spraying gunfire from a passing car m the US capital, shocking a city that Is on a record-setting murder spree. Police said on Friday that they had arrested a 16-year-old

Hanoi to suspend imports of non-essential goods [ARTICLE]

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Hanoi to suspend imports of non-essential goods HANOI Prime Minister Do Muoi has said that Vietnam is so short of hard currency that il must suspend imports of all non-essential goods next year, the Vietnam News Agency reported yesterday. Vietnam would have to begin paying market prices for essential imports

Taiwanese tycoon freed after family paid $6.4 m to kidnappers [ARTICLE]

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Taiwanese tycoon freed after family paid $6.4 m to kidnappers TAIPKI A tycoon was released unharmed here yesterday after his family paid a record NTJIOO million (556.4 million) ransom, police said. Mr Wu Tung-Hang, 40, president of Shin Kong SyntheticFiber Co, was freed four days after his family raised and

WORLD BRIEFS

France wants Germany to pay war compensation [ARTICLE]

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France wants Germany to pay war compensation BONN France has claimed compensation from (ier many for losses from World Wat 11, Die Welt newspaper said m yesterday's editions. The paper said that m diplomatic talks and two notes to the Bonn Foreign Ministry, Paris said its claims for "considerable sums"

Seoul Cabinet reshuffle plan [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Seoul Cabinet reshuffle plan SEOUL South Korean President Roh Tae Woo plans a sweeping Cabinet reshuffle m the new year to try to strengthen his rule for the rest of his term, which expires m early 1993, state radio said yesterday. Mr Roh was expected to replace more than 10

EC ban on CFCs by 1997 [ARTICLE]

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EC ban on CFCs by 1997 BRUSSELS The European Community (EC) decided here on Friday to ban the use of chlorofluorocarboni; (CFCs) throughout the community by 1997, an EC spokesman said after a meeting of environment ministers. CFCs are used m aerosol cans, refrigerators, air conditioners and plastic foam. Scientists

Shooting a famous shot [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shooting a famous shot picture. Actor Steven Flynn, who portrays John Hinckley, takes aim during the shooting of the film, The James Brady Story. The movie is a recreation of the 1981 assassination attempt on then US President Ronald Reagan m which Press Secretary Brady was shot m the head.

US stops aid to Guatemala [ARTICLE]

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US stops aid to Guatemala WASHINGTON The State Department has announced the suspension of its US$2.B-million (SJ4.B million) military aid programme to Guatemala because of that government's failure to resolve the killing of an American last June. "We have concluded that it would not be appropriate to continue a normal

Lawyers' group Masts HK [ARTICLE]

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Lawyers' group Masts HK NEW YORK A US lawyers' group has denounced Hongkong for its "inhumane" detention of Vietnamese boat people and called on US Secretary of State James Baker to intervene. The organisation, the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, urged m a letter to Hongkong Governor Sir David Wilson

Mob boss denied bail [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mob boss denied bail NEW YORK A US judge has denied bail to reputed Mob boss John Gotti after hearing secret tapes relating to racketeering charges against him that stem from gangland slayings. US district judge 1. Leo Glasser said the government had proved there were no conditions of release

Britain backs US m seeking complete Iraqi pullout: Major [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Britain backs US m seeking complete Iraqi pullout: Major WASHINGTON Britain's new Prime Minister John Major, bringing a militant message of solidarity with the Uaited States on the Gulf crista, has made it clear that a partial Iraqi pullout from Kuwait would not be acceptable. Mr Major, who Just three

US forces go on alert after report of Iraqi Scud test [ARTICLE]

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US forces go on alert after report of Iraqi Scud test EASTERN SAUDI ARABIA Some US forces went on a low-level alert on Friday morning for a possible chemical attack after a report that Iraq had test-fired a mediumrange Scud missile. A crew from the NBC broadcasting network, hi the

19 US sailors drown as ferry sinks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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19 US sailors drown as ferry sinks HAIFA (Israel) Nineteen American sailors drowned when a ferry capsized off the Israeli port of Haifa on Friday, Israel Armed Forces Radio reported yesterday. The Israeli navy, coastguard and volunteers manning their own boats continued a sea search, with military helicopters hovering overhead.

Iraqi missile test 'caught US by surprise' [ARTICLE]

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Iraqi missile test 'caught US by surprise' Spy satellites failed to provide early detection: Report WASHINGTON The launching of three medium-range Iraqi missiles m what turned out to be a test caught American intelligence agencies so completely by surprise early this month that some US officials feared war was about

Tough talk Jives lIS ollara new boost [ARTICLE]

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Tough talk Jives lIS ollara new boost NEW YORK Strong words from Defence Secretary Dick Cheney and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein stirred war jitters on Friday that aided the dollar but helped knock US treasury bonds lower. Mr Cheney, speaking to US troops m Saudi Arabia, said he saw no

World crises weigh heavily on Wall Street [ARTICLE]

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World crises weigh heavily on Wall Street World crises kept Wall Street from climbing out of Its general malaise despite the government's effort to boost the US economy by the recent lowering of the discount rate from 7.0 per cent to 6.5 per cent. The Dow closed at 2,633.66 on

KGB chief tells of foreign elements who exploit country's woes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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KGB chief tells of foreign elements who exploit country's woes MOSCOW The head of the KGB security service said yesterday that the Soviet Union was facing internal and external subversion which could plunge it into chaos. Addressing the full Soviet Parliament, Mr Vladimir Kryuchkov accused foreign intelligence services of trying

Soviet economists praise Western study [ARTICLE]

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Soviet economists praise Western study MOSCOW Soviet economic experts praised a Western study of the Soviet economy but said on Friday that they were unsure its recommendations would be followed. The study, ordered by the Group of Seven leading industrial nations, called for the Soviet economy to break with the

Pan Am may merge with TWA by accepting $645 m takeover offer [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pan Am may merge with TWA by accepting $645 m takeover offer NEW YORK A proposed US airline merger has moved closer to becoming a reality after Pan Am's board of directors said it might accept a USS37S-mlllion (XXXXX million) takeover offer from TWA, but needs an interim loan before

Protests against novel about rape and torture [ARTICLE]

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Protests against novel about rape and torture THE BOOK American Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis, is about a Yuppie serial killer who, in-between lovingly-detailed shopping sprees and drinking his own urine, murders women skinning them alive, poking out their eyes, cutting off their heads and setting rats on them. NEW

Yorkshire Ripper's wife loses libel suit against paper [ARTICLE]

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Yorkshire Ripper's wife loses libel suit against paper LONDON The wife of the Yorkshire Ripper has last a libel suit against a British newspaper that said she had an affair with a Greek who looked like her husband The High Court ordered Mrs Sonia Sutcliffe on Friday to pay the

For the rich and famous, life at the top was not all that rosy [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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For the rich and famous, life at the top was not all that rosy FAILURES IN THEIR OWN RIGHT WASHINGTON There was a time when Donald Trump had everything billions of dollars, a flashy wife, a helicopter, some of the hottest real estate m New York, his own airline all

PEOPLE

Mother Teresa rejects film [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mother Teresa rejects film MOTH Kit Teresa took one look at the script of a proposed film on her life and work and said "no" to French author Dominique I^apierre. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate found the script, titled In the Name of God's Poor, had too many commercial elements,

Book dedicated to Gorbachev [ARTICLE]

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Book dedicated to Gorbachev ONG MING SKING A POLITICAL reference book that dedicates its 1.000-page volume every year to a world figure has chosen Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev for the 1990 honour. The Political Handbook of the World, which annually summarises the political situation m every nation, said m jest

Gorbachev with Lenin? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Gorbachev with Lenin? picture. You may well rub your eyes. Mikhail Gorbachev and Lenin together? Impossible? Not for those who attended a look-alike competition held on Thursday m Leningrad. (For the curious, Lenin died m 1924). Reuter

Baryshnikov donates painting [ARTICLE]

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Baryshnikov donates painting SOVIKT-BORN US dancer and choreographer Mikhail Baryshnikov has donated a painting by Picasso to a telethon to be held on Jan 6 to raise funds for the restoration of Leningrad monuments, the official Tass news agency reported last week. The former dissident said he hoped the painting

Billy Joel 'attempted suicide' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Billy Joel 'attempted suicide' BIIXY JOKL says he irieti to kill himself at Iheageof 20 or 21. "I felt the last thing the world needed was another failed itinerant musician, so I popped a bunch of pills," he says m an interview m Parade magazine "It didn't work, so 1

'No' to Cheyenne's return [ARTICLE]

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'No' to Cheyenne's return AIJKOKNI A Superior OouH fudge Joel Rudof has refused to order Ms Cheyenne Brando to return from Tahiti for her half brother's murder trial, thwarting prosecutors' Hue-month quest to have Marlon Brando'f daughter testify about the slaying of her lover. He issued a five-page ruling on

Kennedy spoof on Milli Vanilli [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Kennedy spoof on Milli Vanilli ONG MING SEING US SENATOR Edward Kennedy is always on top of the news, even when he is having fun at the annual office Christmas party This year, he showed up at the party dressed up m long braids, gold earrings and tights as half

Dalai Lama's 'peace walk' [ARTICLE]

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Dalai Lama's 'peace walk' \OHi:i. Peace laureate I he Dalai Lama has said he would launch a >e.u of efforts for religious harmony next yen with .1 peace walk m I region Of India hard hit b> Hindu Muslim violence. The office of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader said he

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WORLD FOCUS

Mandalay monks bear brunt of army crackdown [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mandalay monks bear brunt of army crackdown Sheryl WuDunn By No mercy to opponents The military is absolutely determined to crush anyone who does not go along with it. It has crushed the spirit of everyone.' A diplomat m Rangoon. MANDALAY Mandalay is home to more than 100 Buddhist monasteries

Spirit of Xmas moves Britain to help the homeless [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Spirit of Xmas moves Britain to help the homeless Gareth Jones Bf LONDON "Makes You Sick, Doesn't It?" This stark graffiti confronts the daily army of pinstriped commuters as they file past hordes of teenage beggars sleeping rough m London's "cardboard city". Sprayed m an underground walkway close to Waterloo

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ASEAN

Thai site picked to intern fleeing Burmese students [ARTICLE]

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Thai site picked to intern fleeing Burmese students Move follows spate of hijackings and bombings m Thailand BANGKOK Thailand has selected a disused border police camp to intern Burmese dissident students following a spate of hijackings and bombings here blamed on them, the Thai News Agency (TNA) reported yesterday. State-run

4 m Thais could have Aids by 2000: Report [ARTICLE]

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4 m Thais could have Aids by 2000: Report BANGKOK More than four million Thais could be infected with the Aids-causing virus by the year 2000 even if the epidemic's annual increase could be slowed m the next four years, according to a report made available yesterday. The estimate was

Maid mutilated for suspected affair with boss [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Maid mutilated for suspected affair with boss MANILA A Philippine woman doctor has been charged with mutilating the nose of a maid whom she suspected of having an affair with her husband. Her husband, also a doctor, was charged with raping the 18-year-old maid at gunpoint at their home m

No discrimination against illegal Thai workers, says Taipei [ARTICLE]

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No discrimination against illegal Thai workers, says Taipei TAIPEI Taiwan has denied that it was discriminating against illegal Thai workers, but reiterated its determination to crack down on all foreign workers without permits here next year. "The crackdown is not aimed at illegal workers of a specific country but at

Philippine Airlines sacks 7 officials [ARTICLE]

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Philippine Airlines sacks 7 officials MANILA Philippine Airlines has sacked seven senior officials after investigating anomalies that cost it large losses. The resignations of three lower-ranking officials were also accepted, and three vicepresidents were suspended for periods of three to six months, the airline said m a press statement on

Soldiers accused of beating farmers [ARTICLE]

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Soldiers accused of beating farmers JAKARTA Indonesia's leading human rights group has accused soldiers of beating up a group of farmers who wanted to report a land dispute to Parliament. Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation chairman Abdul Hakim Nusantara said m a letter to armed forces Commander-in-Chief Try Sutrlsno that soldiers

Thai minimum wage increased by 10% [ARTICLE]

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Thai minimum wage increased by 10% BANGKOK Thailand's minimum daily wage has been raised by about 10 per cent, but labour leaders said it was not enough and they threatened to organise protests. The increase goes into effect on April 1 following Friday's decision by the wage committee, which comprises

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XL 'has not made final decision on submarines order' [ARTICLE]

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XL 'has not made final decision on submarines order' KUALA LUMPUR The gov ernment had yet to make a final decision on the purchase of submarines for the Royal Malaysian Navy although negotiations with several potential principals were continuing, Defence Minister •Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak said yesterday. He

Build unique buildings with character, urges XL mayor [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Build unique buildings with character, urges XL mayor KUALA LUMPUR Future skyscrapers m the city would he buildings with their own "character", and not just imitations of other structures. Datuk Bandar Datuk Klyas Omar said yesterday. Datuk Klyas. the federal capital's Mayor, said that City Hall would reject plans for

Minister slams rich, protectionist nations [ARTICLE]

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Minister slams rich, protectionist nations KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia yesterday hit out at industrialised countries which are reluctant to do away with subsidies and compete freely m the international market. Foreign Minister Datuk Abu Hassan Omar said this attitude caused the failure of the Uruguay Round of trade negotiations upon which

Johor sets up panel to strictly enforce anti-pollution laws [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Johor sets up panel to strictly enforce anti-pollution laws THE Johor government has set up an environment committee to strictly enforce antlpoUution regulations, including suspending or cancelling the licence of any factory found polluting the air. Tourism and Environment Committee chairman Datuk Jimmy Low said that the committee would co-ordinate

Singaporean mum visits battered daughters [ARTICLE]

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Singaporean mum visits battered daughters KUALA TRENGGANU The mother of two battered girls, Madam Farldah Abdul Mutalib, has returned from Sweden to see her daughters. According to the general hospital's superintendent, Dr Jeswant Singh, she broke down and sobbed on seeing the condition of her children especially the elder daughter,

Hotline gets 25 reports of child abuse [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hotline gets 25 reports of child abuse KUALA LUMPUR Twentyfive child abuse cases were reported through the toll-free Teledera hotline since it started on Wednesday and the Welfare Services Department has already started investigations into eight of them. An official of the National Unity and Social Development Ministry, Mr Mohamed

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'A strong defence — what Spore needs at all times' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'A strong defence what Spore needs at all times' This is the lesson to be learnt from the Girif crisis, says Dr Hu I THE SWORD OF HONOUR RECIPIENTS AIR FORCE Lt Ong Su Chiun, 22: FELLOW trainees described Lt Ong as a "natural" when It comes to flying. Even

Penguin Parade opens at Bird Park [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Penguin Parade opens at Bird Park IT WAS home sweet home for the penguins at the Jurong Bird Park that had gone into "hibernation" for about two years. Yesterday, about 100 of them moved into their new home, the Penguin Parade after their long stay out of the public's view

Moneylending and mischief cost labourer $3,300 [ARTICLE]

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Moneylending and mischief cost labourer $3,300 A LABOURER was yesterday fined a total of $3,300 on two counts of lending money illegally and one count of mischief by smashing a potted plant outside a Housing Board flat m Tampines. Tan Yam Ho, 31, pleaded guilty to the offences, committed between

Two fined for forging halal certificates [ARTICLE]

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Two fined for forging halal certificates TWO people were yesterday fined a total of $5,700 In sepa rate cases Involving forgery of halal certificates. Anne Marinda Riley-D'Sil-va, 32, a food company manager, was fined $3,000 while Johnny Lav, 43, a former salesman, was fined $2,700. Both had forged halal certificates

Cable cars lighted up for Xmas [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Cable cars lighted up for Xmas Festive cheer nightly until January 1 THE 1.75 km cable car sys tern from Mount Faber Park to Sentosa has been turned into a fairyland of lights and colour. The cars and stations at Mount Faber, Jardlne Steps and Sentosa are decorated with lights

Shoppers cutback on festive buying [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shoppers cutback on festive buying Choo Siew Bee By AS CHRISTMAS comes only once a year, Mr lan James does not stinge on Christmas gifts for his family and friends. But the 26-year-old merchant navy officer could be an exception rather than the rule this year. Many other Singaporeans are

Women here keen to try 'skin contraceptive' [ARTICLE]

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Women here keen to try 'skin contraceptive' Sandra Davie 'Safe, no side effects and reversible 1 By) NORPLANT, a contraceptive recently approved by the Health Ministry, could well become a popular birth control method with Singapore women. Several women interviewed said they were keen to try the method, which involves

SAF EXERCISES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SAF EXERCISES THE Singapore Armed Forces will conduct military exercises m 11 areas from 8 am on Monday to noon on Saturday. The areas are Lim Chu Kang, Hong Kah, Marsiling, Mandai, Sembawang, Loyang, Tampines, Upper Jurong, Jalan Bahar, Kranji and Seletar. Blanks and thunderflashes will be used. The public

Istana grounds open to public on Jan 1 [ARTICLE]

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Istana grounds open to public on Jan 1 THE Istana grounds will be open to the public on New Year's Day from 8 am to 6.30 pm. Visitors will be entertained by four military bands: the People's Association Military Band, the Anderson Junior College Band, the Police Band and the

Fire engine and car collide: Man dies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fire engine and car collide: Man dies Leong Chan Talk By A FIRE engine answering an emergency call collided with a sports car at a road junction m Ang Mo Kio, killing the motorist, early yesterday. The Singapore Joint Civil Defence Forces (SJCDF) vehicle then spun out of control and

Fleeing pick-up driver crashes to a halt [ARTICLE]

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Fleeing pick-up driver crashes to a halt THE driver of a pick-up truck hit two cars, injuring one motorist, while trying to escape from the police on Friday. The 30-year-old driver, a suspected drug addict, was arrested after his vehicle went out of control and crashed into a gate-post outside

Labourer fishing m canal dies after fall [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Labourer fishing m canal dies after fall AN ODD-JOB labourer died after he slipped and fell while climbing out of a 2-m-deep canal where he had been fishing earlier. Police said on Friday that Mr Li Tianwen, 28, went to the canal near Block 409, Bukit Batok West Avenue 4

'importing mabu^lmP bV%bbb_s9_lb__bbb__. noroin cnargo [ARTICLE]

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'importing mabu^lmP bV%bbb_s9_lb__bbb__. noroin cnargo A GHANAIAN was charged yesterday with the capital offence of importing more than 3 kg of heroin. Mofutaw Salam, 24, a university student, was accused of committing the offence at the Day Room Centre of Terminal 1 at Changi Airport on Thursday at 3.45 pm.

Police warn against radar detectors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Police warn against radar detectors Davld Millar *t RADAR detection devices Installed In can to forewarn motorists of police speed traps ahead art Illegal In Singapore. This warning was given by police after a recent case In which a man was charged In court for possessing such a device A

Singapore's conservation efforts win praise abroad [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore's conservation efforts win praise abroad Rohaniah Saini By SINGAPORE'S conservation efforts have won praise from an exclusive American magazine which ran a five-page feature on conservation projects here. The May/ June issue of Historic Preservation, devoted to the conservation of the American heritage, praised Singapore's "newfound resolve to conserve

SDU attracts more members below the age of 30 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SDU attracts more members below the age of 30 Julia Goh By MORE graduates are now Joining the Social Development Unit soon after graduation. Eight m every 10 of SDU's 5,066 new members last year and this year were below 30 years of age. As a result, about 60 per

Kidney foundation gets $200,000 gift [ARTICLE]

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Kidney foundation gets $200,000 gift KIDNEY patients here have received a Christmas gift worth $200,000 from a leading camera manufacturer. Mr Lim Boon Heng, the MP for Kebun Bam, last night received a cheque for that amount on behalf of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) from Canon Singapore at the

Malay chamber to honour PMGoh at dinner [ARTICLE]

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Malay chamber to honour PMGoh at dinner PRIME Minister Goh Chok Tong will be honoured by the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce and several Malay/Muslim organisations at a dinner to be held on Feb 7. About 1,000 guests, including Cabinet ministers, MPs and Malay grassroots and community leaders will attend

Quran reading champions [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Quran reading champions DESPATCH rider Abdul Wahid Haji Mohamad, 32, kept the audience spellbound as he read a verse from the Quran, the sacred book of Islam at the Islamic Centre last night. He made the recitation after being declared the winner m the men's category of this year's National

Parts of Orchard Road to be closed tomorrow [ARTICLE]

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Parts of Orchard Road to be closed tomorrow THE stretch of Orchard Road between Scotts Road and Killiney Road will be closed to traffic on Christmas Eve tomorrow from 7 pm to 1 am the next day. Other roads leading to Orchard Road will also be closed to traffic at

Special feeder buses and extended MRT services [ARTICLE]

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Special feeder buses and extended MRT services TO CATER for late-night revellers at Orchard Road tomorrow, the SMRT will extend its train services, while SBS will operate special feeder services from bus interchanges near MRT stations. The last northbound and south-bound trains will leave Orchard Station at 1 am. Passengers

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Red card for the referee [ARTICLE]

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Red card for the referee FOOTBALL used to be a fair game with an equal number of players on each team competing for a ball. Then someone decided to spoil it all by introducing the referee, and the game was never the same again: especially when the man-in-black appeared to

25 YEARS AGO [ARTICLE]

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25 YEARS AGO What The Straits Times reported on Dec 23. 1965 THE Singapore Government today announced the appointment of a 10--man constitution commission to assist m the formulation of constitutional safeguards for minority groups. Heading the commission as chairman will be the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Wee Chong Jin,

From diplomat to pivotal voice? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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From diplomat to pivotal voice? An outspoken politician, EDUARD SHEVARDNADZE is also known as a diplomat with a personal style ■EDUARD AMVROSIEVICH SHEVARDNADZE was born m January, 1928, m western Georgia m the small village of Mamati. He is married, with a son and a daughter 1948: Joined the Communist

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Asian or Western, values must sell themselves [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Asian or Western, values must sell themselves Russell Heng There is no point feeling very Indignant that such a hallowed thing as traditional values has to submit itself to the indignities of the market-place. It is the way things are. ON Thursday, I took part In a seminar on how

What it is like to have an older father [ARTICLE]

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What it is like to have an older father Steven Barthelme By the time I was 10, not only were my parents 50 but my oldest brother and sister were m their mid-20s. Adulthood was the only game m town. IN 1947, my father turned 40 and I was zero.

Who says China is on the rocks? [ARTICLE]

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Who says China is on the rocks? Goh Eng Yeow Mr Liem Sloe Liong, Indonesia's richest man, has invested over $167 million m Fujian, m sharp contrast to Western reports that foreign investors have shunned China LAST month when I visited Xiamen, one of China's six special economic zones, I

FIGURE IT OUT with Agnes Chen [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FIGURE IT OUT with Agnes Chen New Year adds up to an ocean of liquor, with more consumed m the months of December, January and February than the rest of the year. And lately, merry-makers have been hitting the bottle harder than before. Festive tippling between December and February amounted

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Life m a Fujian village [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Life m a Fujian village Part 1 of a two-part series Poverty, detention, class struggles, reforms what did all this mean to some 1,000 villagers m China? Dr Qoh Keng Swee reviews The Spiral Road written by Prof Huang Shu-min (published by Westview Press, 1989) about life m Lin village

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PENANG RACE GUIDE

I Profound acts the nod [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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I Profound acts the nod Malcolm Bastians PENANQ PREVIEW By CONSISTENT Profound II gets my vote m the $60,000 Pesta Pulau Plnang Cup today. The daughter of Beaufort Sea, with four wins and two thirds from nine starts, should have the measure of her 15 Class 1 rivals. One of

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THE EXPERTS' SELECTIONS [ARTICLE]

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THE EXPERTS' SELECTIONS Race Jules Carter Ron Teo M Baatians 1 SHOW YOURSELF 3 VERSAILLES PALACE 10 MATTER Of FATE 1 10 MATTER OF FATE 6 PRIORITY POST 1 SHOW YOURSELF 4 WINDSTORM 7 NEW CHAPTER 13 PACIFIC GOLD 9 BETA MY BILL 9 BETA RAY BILL 8 TOP 07*

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Birth of new era at National Stud [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Birth of new era at National Stud Aussie consultants provide big boost with imported mares Malcolm Bastians By THE National Stud Farm has received a massive boost by appointing an Australian bloodstock agency as a consultant. The farm at Tanjong Rambutan. near Ipoh, is m the process of being transformed

YESTERDAY'S PENANG RACE RESULTS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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YESTERDAY'S PENANG RACE RESULTS RACEI RES TERMS DIV 3 1,200 m 4 TRM.Y COMPATIBLE 55 (9 5) leong(l3) 1 1 1 2 PHMITASV WAV 55 13) Wan (10) 5 5 2 15 KEEP GOHG VI 52 c 53 (127) Clapperton (4) 4 2 3 8 M5M 54.5 (7813) Masruhen 6

Mr Peace stamps his potential with swift win [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mr Peace stamps his potential with swift win Ron Teo PENANQ ROUND-UP By IPOH trainer Marinus van Breukelen unveiled a topflight sprinter In Mr Peace who outclassed his nine rivals m the Totalisator Board Feature Stakes at Penang yesterday. And the second horse home, Purple Gold, is no slug, either.

Gulf crisis strikes Newmarket yard [ARTICLE]

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Gulf crisis strikes Newmarket yard ENGLISH RACING LONDON The Gulf crisis has claimed an unintended victim at the heart of English racing. A receiver has been appointed at Geoff Huffer's I-a Grange Stables at Newmarket. The stables are owned by the Kuwaiti-backed Gulf Racing and Bloodstock. Since Iraq invaded Kuwait

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QUOTABLE QUOTES FROM 1990 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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QUOTABLE QUOTES FROM 1990 Righty or wrongly, his price will be as high as it ever was. It's an irony of our sport. If I could have brought him m as a banned athlete, drugged to the hilt, the fans would have packed the stands.' Thomas Jordan, organiser of an

Can Johnson reach the top again – without drugs? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Can Johnson reach the top again without drugs? Smaller, calmer Ben comes back for another shot at winning world fame THE current buzz In athletics is that another major drugs bust, the result of tests at a European meeting last summer, has landed the biggest fish since Ben Johnson fouled

Teams' new look [ARTICLE]

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Teams' new look SINGAPORE'S national, intermediate and youth soccer squads will sport a new-look for the next two years. Umbro of England were selected by the Football Association of Singapore to supply the squads with all their playing equipment for the next two seasons. They were selected from a list

The pitch battle ends [ARTICLE]

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The pitch battle ends ROME An Italian sports official said on Friday that the poor condition of World Cup soccer pitches was due to negligence and "culpable thoughtlessness" but added that there was no ground for criminal charges. Carlo Tognoll, the minister for sport and tourism, said that the only

English goals galore [ARTICLE]

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English goals galore LONDON Forget about moving the woodwork English football Is already enjoying a goal boom. First Division strikers are poised to rattle up their seoth goal of the season by Boxing Day. So far they have notched 451 at an average of 2.75 a game. That Is a

Marseille confident of winning and staying at the top [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Marseille confident of winning and staying at the top SOCCER French League preview PARIS Olympique Marseille, with Franz Beckenbauer ready to leave the dally coaching chores to an assistant after a heart-to-heart talk with chairman Bernard Tapie, travel to Caen today m determined mood. Victory will ensure the champions stay

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Lewis and Co to skip Pan Am Games [ARTICLE]

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Lewis and Co to skip Pan Am Games Carl Lewis and other top American track and field stars are planning to skip the Pan American Games m Havana next year m order to "peak" for the World Chanv pionships. Lewis, the world 100-metres record holder, and Leroy Bunnell, Steve Lewis,

No live coverage [ARTICLE]

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No live coverage Talks on providing live television coverage of Australia's West Indies tour next year have collapsed because of the high transmission costs, the West Indies Cricket Board of Control said on Friday. WICBC executive secretary Steve Camacho said negotiations between the board's marketing agents, International Management Group, and

Syria m surprise win [ARTICLE]

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Syria m surprise win Syria upset the team favourite, Japan, on Friday to win the gold medal m the World Karate Championship. Morocco's Malika Sayd was a surprising winner m the women's individual kumlte, defeating Australia's Kirn Marriott m the final.

Padres sign Andersen [ARTICLE]

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Padres sign Andersen Aging relief pitcher Larry Andersen signed a two-year, US$4.4 million (|7.56m) contract on Thursday to play for the San Diego Padres. Free agent Andersen, 37, played last season with the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox.

Czechs hold Soviets [ARTICLE]

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Czechs hold Soviets The Soviet Union, who already secured first place m the Izvestia ice hockey tournament, finished the competition on Friday with a 2-2 tie against Czechoslovakia. In other action on the final day, Finland and secondplace Sweden drew 2-2.

Andrea ahead — only just [ARTICLE]

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Andrea ahead only just Italy's Andrea Gaudenzi remained atop the boys' junior world tennis rankings this month while Bulgaria's Magdalena Maleeva was a clear leader m the girls' list. Andrea and India's Leander Paes each have 630 points but the former stays ahead because he has gained more m strong

Washington dies m crash [ARTICLE]

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Washington dies m crash Chicago Bears rookie defensive tackle Fred Washington, 23, died In a car crash. Washington, a second-round draft pick from Texas Christian University, was killed when his car lumped the curb on a suburban road and struck a tree.

No contest for Eubank [ARTICLE]

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No contest for Eubank British boxer Chris Eubank has proved too good for his first challenger even before they step into the ring. Eubank was due to face Kevin "The Killer" Watts m the first defence of his World Boxing Organisation middleweight title In Brighton on Feb 23. But the

Collins keeps boxing crown [ARTICLE]

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Collins keeps boxing crown Britain's Tom Collins retained his European light-heavy-weight boxing title when he knocked out France's Christophe Girard m the second of their 12-round bout m Romorantin, France, on Friday.

India's Asia Cup squad [ARTICLE]

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India's Asia Cup squad Hosts India named a 14-metn-ber squad for the three-nation Asia Cup cricket tournament beginning Tuesday. The squad: Mohammad Azharuddln (capt), Ravi Shastri, Navjot Sidhu, Wookeri Raman, Sanjay Manjrekar, Sachin Tendulkar, Praveen Amre, Kiran More. Kapll Dcv, Maftol Prabhakar, Raju Kulkarni, Atul Wassan, Saradendu Mukhertee, Venkatapathy Raju.

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OBITUARIES

321 Deaths 321 Deaths [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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321 Deaths 321 Deaths MDM. KHOO CHAI BEE AGE: 63 YEARS Passed away peacefully on 21st Dec. 1990 I *,_.-> i-»-_. Leafiny uwniiiu.* Huaband: Tan Ah Yew tons: Daughtera-in-law: Tan Kheam Sue Loh Hwee Keow Tan Kheam Seng Teo Bee Tin Tan Kheam Leong Sukanda Goh Hung Jee Tan Kheam

324 In Memorlam ! 324 ki Memorlam [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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324 In Memorlam 324 ki Memorlam IN LOVMQ MBJOiTT OF ANG HAN KIONG sth Anniversary Departed 23 Dec 1866 Always remembered by Beloved Wife, Teo Kay Lan SONS: Ang Yeow Peng SONSINLAW: AngThianSoo Ang Wen Yuan KuahKiangTee Ang Thian Hwa Ang Kwang Meng Oh Chew Keat AngThianAnn KuahAnnThye GRANDAUGHTERS: Ang

921 Deaths [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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921 Deaths MOM. POON YOKE LING AGE: 03 departed peacefully on 21/12/90. Fondly remembered and sadly missed by: HUSBAND: Tham Sun Katt SONS: Tham Wat Kin Tluun Wal Keat DAUGHTER: Tham Wal Mun DAUGHTER-IN-LAW: Lee Heng Keow, Karen 000-OAUO.HTER: Tang Wal Sum Cortege leaving al 10 am. on tS/ta/SO Irom

322 Acknowledgements 322 Acknowledgements [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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322 Acknowledgements 322 Acknowledgements ANGELA ISABEL FERNANDEZ (NEE MONTEIRO) Departed 16.12.90 The family and relations of the late Angela Isabel Fernandez (Nee Montelro) wish to express thier most sincere thanks and heartfelt appreciation to all who so willingly and generously offered their time, attention and support during her Illness; for

324 In Memorlam [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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324 In Memorlam 2nd Anniversary TAN CHENG BAH Departed: 21/12/88 Always remembered by: Tan Electrical A Home Renovations Aaiatic Housing Construction (Berhad Mala) Tangoh Prawn Farm (Buppllf (Mala) IN LOVING MEMORY OF Chan Fun Sang, Barnard DEPARTED 23/12/1983 Your presence Is ever near us, Your love remains with us yet;

323 Condolences 323 Condolences [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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323 Condolences 323 Condolences With Deepest Sympathy Condolence to Mr Jeffrey Gan Cheng Chan Family on the demis< of his beloved father. Mr Gan Kok Leong From the Management Staff of RISENTER TRADING PTE LTD. DEEPEBT CONDOLENCES TO THE BEREAVED FAMILY OF JOE LIM From Director and Staff of Boys'

328 Requiems [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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328 Requiems VEDAYA BANQAROO Departed 5.12J0 Athma Shantl Pooja on 24.12.90, Monday 7.00pm. at Sri Slvan Temple, Serangoon Hj Please treat ihls v a personal invitation. Tl: XXXXX40

Samson's 68 keeps him shot ahead

Aussie Maloney keeps up challenge [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Aussie Maloney keeps up challenge GOLF SUNGAI PETANI Singaporean Samson Gimson posted a four-under-par 68 to maintain a one-stroke lead over Australian Tony Maloney on the third day of the Sharp-PGA golf championship at the Cinta Sayang Golf and Country Club here yesterday. Gimson, the overnight leader, has a three-round

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS BASKETBALL NBA: Pacers 127 Hornets 114, 76ers 126 Heat 108, Nets 111 Cavaliers 103, Bulla 114 Lakers 103, Pistons 113 Hawks 87, Bullets 87 Knlcks 85, Mavericks 103 Bucks 89, Spurs 132 Suns 128 (OT), Blazers 117 Clippers 107. CRICKET 4-day taw match la Ball-rat, 3rd Amy:

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'Cash for Gold' scheme a boost for local sport [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Cash for Gold' scheme a boost for local sport THE SPORTS EDITOR SAYS ...I SNOC/SSC should also plan adoption scheme for NSAs 'TIS the season of give and goodwill, so the Singapore National Olympic Council could not have better timed their announcement last Saturday of the long overdue "Cash for

Paul: Top priority for national championships [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Paul: Top priority for national championships Mahmood Gaznavi BODYBUILDING By I BODYBUILDERS aiming for a place m the national squad next year must participate m the national championships on March 3. Singapore Boydbuilders Federation president Paul Chua said yesterday that this rule will be applied stringently so that all current

Pistons fire on all cylinders [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pistons fire on all cylinders BASKETBALL AUBURN HILLS (Michigan) James Edwards scored 24 points, including eight m a key third-period surge, as the sputtering Detroit Pistons routed Atlanta 113-87 on Friday night, snapping the Hawks' six-game winning streak. Detroit were forced to play the second half without coach Chuck Daly,

Take up outdoor sports — Dr Sect [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Take up outdoor sports Dr Sect THE young should always be encouraged to participate In outdoor and challenging sports. Dr Sect At Mcc, Minister of State of Community Development and Education, urged today's parents not to be "over-protective" and Insisting on "safe sports" In her speech at the opening ceremony

'Invaders' out to vie for top positions [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Invaders' out to vie for top positions Shirlynn Ho Wind and wave will determine champions YACHTING By IT IS being hailed as the "Invasion of the Little People". But there is nothing sinister about this incursion. The "Little People" are the 56 young sailors who have gathered for the First

French duo finish second and third [ARTICLE]

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French duo finish second and third SYDNEY French yachtsmen Christophe Auguin and Alain Gautier were lying second and third overall m the BOC round-the-world race for solo sailors after completing the second leg from Cape Town to Sydney overnight. Both men were more than 27 hours inside the previous record

England m sight of first victory [ARTICLE]

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England m sight of first victory CRICKET BALLARAT (Australia) England were m sight of their opening first-class victory of their Australian cricket tour after mounting an impressive comeback m their four-day match against Victoria yesterday. With Devon Malcolm producing a hostile display of fast bowling to take 4-44, Victoria, who

The Sunday Times [ARTICLE]

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The Sunday Times Sportsf ront

Kedah can't afford Sundram [ARTICLE]

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Kedah can't afford Sundram SOCCER KUALA LUMPUR Its confirmed. V. Sundramoorthy, whose opening goal put Kedah on the road to their first Malaysia Cup soccer triumph last Saturday, will not be playing for them next season. Kedah FA president Datuk Seri Osman Aroff said m Alor Star on Friday that

Harper Valley m Super comeback [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Harper Valley m Super comeback J. Rajendran After 1-3 Choon Meng gets shuttle flying BADMINTON By HARPER VALLEY became the first winners of the Super League badminton championship when they beat Chinese Swimming Club 4-3 m a hardfought final at the Singapore Badminton Hall last night. The Harper Valley team,

Zarinah gives herself six years to reach top 10 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Zarinah gives herself six years to reach top 10 ZARINAH ABDULLAH has given herself six years to make it into the top 10 of badminton's world computer rankings, and if she fails she may turn to coaching as a career, or join the work force like everybody else. After spending

Italian stroll [ARTICLE]

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Italian stroll LIMASSOL (Cyprus) Italy coasted to an easy 4-0 victory over Cyprus yesterday m a Group Three qualifying soccer match m the European Championship. The game was so one-sided that a Cypriot radio commentator apologised to listeners during the live coverage saying: "I am terribly sorry but every time

Leander's title [ARTICLE]

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Leander's title TENNIS MELBOURNE (Australia) Leander Paes, of India, defeated Australian Joshua Eagle 7-6, 6-7, 6-4 on Friday m the final of the Coca-Cola International Youth Masters tennis championship. Leander is the reigning junior Wimbledon champion and is ranked No. 2 junior m ihe world. France's Noelle van Lottum, runner-up

Boban stays — for $136,000 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Boban stays for $136,000 KUALA LUMPUR If Ervin Boban, arguably the most sought-after soccer striker m the Semi-Pro League and Malaysia Cup, was not the hottest property last season, he must be now. For a signing-on fee of US$BO,OOO ($136,000) and a salary of US$4,OOO a month not counting bonuses

N. Korea. China standing m way [ARTICLE]

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N. Korea. China standing m way JOE DORAI By SINGAPORE'S Barcelona soccer squad must first crack two tough nuts, North Korea and China, if they hope to qualify for the final round of the pre-Olympic Games competition. The two Asian giants are among the four opponents the others are Nepal

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[todays events! HOCKEY Friendly: Civil Service v Spore Sikhs (CPE, 6.30pm). YACHTING First Asian Optimist C'ship: Team Racing (ECSC, 10am).

Sunday Plus

Masthead [TITLE SECTION]

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Sunday Plus The Sunday Times, December 23, 1990

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Will Chinatown hookers evei meetthev Richard Gen '12* 13 Will Lourdes' holy water run out? 4 Hair gel: do's and dont's 3 The sandwich generation Q Believe me, Vmsi tii i than >/..• rman 11 Leather furniture: some facts and myths 24-hour eating places on X'mas Eve TV a ful

COVER STORY

Noel, Noel, the hotels did say [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Noel, Noel, the hotels did say MANY readers would have heard of how the inns were full m Bethlehem two millenniums ago and Joseph and Mary ended up m a stable. Thus, Jesus was born m a manger, the scene that has so defined Christmas through the centuries. Today's hotels

'We'll get you another hotel. They charge only $105.' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'We'll get you another hotel. They charge only $105.' THE Khoo Foundation, named after Goodwood Park's owner, Mr Khoo Teck Puat, gives large sums of money to charity at highly publicised events. Surely this grand old landmark of Singapore, listed among the top 300 hotels of the work), would help

'Your wife will be safer m the police station' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Your wife will be safer m the police station' IN THE chan-delier-dripping lobby,we were referred to the duty manager, a young man dressed m a blazer a Mr Peter Wong. He was attending to someone else so he told us to wait m the lounge across. By this time, Melissa

'You can stay if security doesn't complain [ARTICLE]

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'You can stay if security doesn't complain Mandarin AT THE reception, assistant manager Lorraine Seah attended to us. They had rooms, she said, but when I told her our story, she asked for identification. I told her the Indian High Commission had our passports. To Ms Seah's credit, she was

'You can stay m my house' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'You can stay m my house' onangri- WHEN we walked into the hotel, porter K. Supramaniam rushed to get our luggage and showed us to reception. Walking to reception, I noticed a man m a dark suit giving us the once over. As I caught his eye, he said pleasantly:

'You can't just turn them out onto the streets' [ARTICLE]

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'You can't just turn them out onto the streets' Westin Stamford AT ABOUT 1 am, we shuffled Into the quiet lobby towards a kind-looking Mohamed Idrls (top picture) at reception and recited our plight. He called duty manager Sharon Ng who listened carefully and asked some questions. Then, she phoned

STYLK

For you and your gel [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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For you and your gel How do you stop hair gel from looking like dandruff at tomorrow's Christmas Eve party? DAVD FUHRMANN-LIM has the answers. THE THING to remember when using hair gel is that it has crystals little things that give your hair the sorry "dandruff" look. What happens

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Hope springs eternal m Lourdes? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hope springs eternal m Lourdes? ANDREA BIAVARDI Pilgrims to Lourdes have found that a recent drought curtails the amount of holy water they can take back with them. reports. THE holy water of Lourdes, which is regarded by many Christians as the elixir of life, is being rationed. Pilgrims to

The art of getting and staying lost [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The art of getting and staying lost W. D. WETHERELL By My chief failing cornea m one of the talents every world-class traveller muat possess: the knack of picking out the right paaaer-by to ask for directions when loat Lost, tired and confused, feeling the first stirrings of panic, it

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FOOD

Turn cold turkey into hot stuff [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Turn cold turkey into hot stuff LEE GEOK 801 sticks her neck out for a spicy Christmas and dares you to stuff that bird with curried rice. And if you don't like turkey, try chicken with satay sauce. EAT IN HAVE yourself a culinary adventure this Christmas. Fix your turkey

Munch around the clock [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Munch around the clock 'Tis the season to indulge m good food! MARGARET CHAN sniffs out the best eats m town to feed you all night long on Christmas Eve. EAT OUT YOU must know the sentiments of the song that trills, "I could have danced all night." When you

Where to eat the night away [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Where to eat the night away OTHER 24-hour outlets on Christmas Eve, (most are open 24 hours on New Year's Eve as well). Cafe Fontalnebleau, Allson Hotel, 101 Victoria Street, tel: 336-0811. Recommended: porridge buffet, 11 pm to 3 am ($l6 adult, $13 child); kwaychup(%Jl)\ beef rendang ($7); Surf 'n'

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BnfTfeDml THE SOLID SINGAPORE JOKE BOOK by Ben Mathews $10 At long last here's a joke book Singapore can call its very own. It's packed with over 450 jokes plus lots of special items to keep yqu entertained for a long, long time. STP Distributors Blow A Gasket Without Blowing

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Hide: the facts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hide: the facts Top-quality leather is not homogenous m colour and its grainy texture ia uneven. Aa it ia soft, it ia alao not wrinkle-free. Know your PVC from your aniline leather upholstery? JANE CHEW offers some tips. THE best leather is smooth and wrinkle-free. Right? Wrong. In fact, the

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SPECTRUM

Life m the ■_A-*E-fl-l-im nM sandwich [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Life m the ■_A-*E-fl-l-im nM sandwich Contrary to popular belief m Singapore, more and more baby-boomers m America, besides caring for their children, have to look after ageing relatives too. KAREN PETERSON finds out how one family copes. Once, the Josephs tried to send grandma away for the weekend. She

Count water, air and soils as part of country's wealth? [ARTICLE]

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Count water, air and soils as part of country's wealth? ONE catch-phrase which emerged from a recent environment conference In Perth was "sustainable utilisation". It Is a cautious endorsement of the economic exploitation of nature, provided that this does not upset eco-systems, destroy species and provided that the exploited resource

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Yindu geshou [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Yindu geshou I feel like a Chinese trapped m an Indian body. Really, I love Chineee culture. The only thing Indian about me it my complexion and my moustache. Several Indian practices are outdated: I can't imagine marrying a woman I have only met once or twice, just because our

A chance to hear Everything [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A chance to hear Everything MARK LEWIS By IF YOU are looking for a very special evening this Christmas, catch Jody Watley m concert at the Marina Village this Thursday. This is the singer whose insistent, throbbing funk and classy pop have been blended to irresistible effect m major hits

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f| Season's Feastings. WU This festive season, the Hotel Imperial presents you the very finest of season specials. You have a choice m Jmj of specialities and the ambience of festivity. To one and all, season's greetings. «t na (^4tC4CcUouAfc Tl Uj Christmas Eve HflH flflfl| New Year's Eve JUrT

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TODAYS 111 ..-VISION [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TODAYS 111 ..-VISION HIGHLIGHTS TAMIL (INKMA: KN RATIIKTIIIN RATTHAMKH (SBC 8, 12.36 pm). This remake of the successful Hindi movie, Mr India, is a tribute to the late actor M. G. Ramachandran. A driver, Nadaison, falls m lovo with a beautiful reporter. MOVIK PARADK: RKTURN OF TIIK MUSKKTKKRS (SBC S,

Sure, I'm sexier than Superman [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sure, I'm sexier than Superman WONG KIM HOH TV WATCH dead things. I research women. I know them better and treat them better. Don't forget I am also five years younger. Ravi Veloo (Journalist/author, 31) vs Christopher Reeves. Firstly I don't wear my underwear on the outside. Modest men are

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HIGHLIGHTS PLAY OF THE WEEK: THE VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER Today, BBC Service, 9.01 Am This is an enthralling tale from Narnia by C S Lewis Prince Caspi an, the new king of the mythical land of Narnia, sets sail on the ship Dawn Treader to seek the seven

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Crunch-bam action and pristine hero [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Crunch-bam action and pristine hero TAY YEK KEAK MARKED FOR DEATH At Cathay cinemas THE single-line precursor m Marked For Death goes something like this: "Since when did anybody ever accuse me of being sane?" It comes m a brief moment of respite, somewhere between the opening chase-and-kick scene and

Street of brok en fantasies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Street of brok en fantasies Pretty Woman is the ultimate Cinderella fantasy and 1990's top-grossing movie here. NG WAN CHING searches out down-on-their-luck Chinatown hookers and asks if they, too, have dreams. Dreamt? Of course we have dreams. I want to marry Jackie Chan and m Lealie Cheung and Alan

Opposite attraction [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Opposite attraction IN THE movie, Pretty Woman, a Cinderella-hook-er and a Ccrrutl-clad billionaire spend a week together strictly business and fall In Improbable love. The hooker, played by Julia Boberts. steps Into a world of dlssy extravagance on the arm of the billionaire, played by Richard Gere. Overnight, It clicks

Sentosa, Jazreel and comic thrills [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sentosa, Jazreel and comic thrills TOH HAI LEONG THE LAST BLOOD At Shaw and Overseas cinemas THF] romance-comedy, Carry On Hotel, made it as the first Hongkong film to be shot entirely m Singapore's Pan Pacific Hotel, two years ago. Now there is The Last Blood, again described as "the

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On the Mind of the Nation IN SEARCH OF SINGAPORE'S NATIONAL VALUES laitpM flflHMfll 559.90 Times Academic Press is pleased to offer a valuable contribution to the discussion on National Values essential reading for all concerned Singaporeans Available at all good bookshops Federal Publications If you're planning for an exciting

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LOOK EAST CHIA SU-SHYNG Second chance AFTER ending his 15-year marathon romance with Eunice Lam, Hongkong's James Wong vows to win her love again. But two months after breaking off, Wong is still racking his brains as to how to set about it, reports Hongkong's Affairs Weekly. "I needed to

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