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the new Paper FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2001

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Pri 5 girl: Teacher asked me to take off my clothes [ARTICLE]

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Pri 5 girl: Teacher asked me to take off my clothes SHE'S only 11, and just a Primary 5 schoolgirl. Yet, she said she was asked to pose for nude drawings by a male teacher from her primary school. Now, that teacher, who is in his 30s, is being investigated

Flexi-U for adults? [ARTICLE]

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Flexi-U for adults? By Santokh Singh THE fourth university may just turn out to be a flexi-U. Here's why: A polytechnic diploma holder may be given exemption for relevant courses. A student who can cope with a faster pace of study will be able to complete their degree within a

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Dangling from the 22nd storey [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dangling from the 22nd storey Two frightened workers dangled outside a 4 building yesterday, almost 90m off the ground. But they were saved thanks to two brave men from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). ANDRE YEO and FABIAN CHAN retrace the daring rescue 3pm: The SCDF receives a call

ABANDONED TEENS [ARTICLE]

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ABANDONED TEENS For more than a year, two teenage brothers struggled to survive on their own in a one-room flat. Abandoned by their parents without a cent or word. Help never came... until one of them got into trouble with the law. They tell IRENE KEW about the darkest days

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EYE read well see poorly [ARTICLE]

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EYE read well see poorly IT is a long view on a short-sighted issue. Very young children who read more than two books a week are three times more likely to become short-sighted. Those with short-sighted parents face a similar risk. That means a child who has short-sighted parents, and

CPF cuts 'help save jobs' [ARTICLE]

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CPF cuts 'help save jobs' IN FOCUS KEEPING the CPF cut means more people will keep their jobs. So said labour chief Lim Boon Heng yesterday. He was talking about the cut in the employees Central Provident Fund contributions. The rate is now 16 per cent, 4 percentage points below

Good condo buys [ARTICLE]

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Good condo buys HDB upgraders are better able to buy suburban private condos as affordability return to 1997 levels. The picture is rosier from six months ago, thanks to better credit conditions and lower property prices, The Business Times reports, quoting a paper by property consultancy DTZ Debenham Tie Leung.

Recycle phones [ARTICLE]

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Recycle phones YOU can now recycle handphones of any brand, thanks to Nokia. Members of the public can put their phones and accessories in special boxes at Nokia care centres at Wheelock Place and Orchard Cineleisure for a homegrown Citiraya Industries to recycle. The deal was signed during the opening

Tussle for $388m [ARTICLE]

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Tussle for $388m THE telecoms-industry regulator is suing Sing Tel for $388 million of 1.5b it paid for earlier-than-planned loss of SingTel's monopoly status. Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) says the $388 m was the tax component "mistakenly included" in the $1.5b paid Sing Tel in March 1997. The taxman ruled

'Unsafe' slimming [ARTICLE]

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'Unsafe' slimming COMMISSIONED by the Consumers Association of Singapore, a study found that most slimming centres here attempt to promote weight loss with "questionable methods". Wraps, herbs, drugs, laxatives and muscle-stimulating devices should only be prescribed by a medical practitioner. But all of the 11 out of 39 slimming centres

SNF won't join SDA [ARTICLE]

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SNF won't join SDA THE Malay-based political party, the Singapore National Front (SNF) will not be joining the Singapore Democratic Alliance (SDA), to be officially launched tomorrow. The differences arise because the SDA champions multi-racialism. But SNF secretary Mansor Rahman said: "Our party philosophy says we must fight for and

Love, love me do [ARTICLE]

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Love, love me do PAUL McCartney has finally popped the question to his girlfriend Heather Mills. Last Monday, the ex-Beatle got down on one knee to propose to Ms Mills, a 33-year-old model and charity worker who lost part of her left leg in a road accident. McCartney, 59, also

Bright balloons [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bright balloons PICTURETHIS Picture/ Afp Hot-air balloons light up the shores of Silbersee lake in eastern Germany. Eighty balloon teams are taking part in the Saxonia International Balloon Fiesta.

GLOBAL? NO! [ARTICLE]

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GLOBAL? NO! QUOTE WORTHY Banking is a very competitive business today. In the Singapore context, even if all the four banks merge into one, I don't think we could be considered as a global bank. United Overseas Bank chairman Wee Cho Yaw at the bank's extraordinary general meeting yesterday

Stock watch [ARTICLE]

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Stock watch STOCKS in the US ended higher yesterday, as investors hunted for bargains after a blue-chip sell-off. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 49.96 points, or to end at 10,455.b0. The Nasdaq composite index rose 38.64 points, ar 1.95 per cent, to close at 2,022.96. About 1.2 billion shares

Men, the weaker sex? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Men, the weaker sex? ON THE RACK BOYS are boys. You expect them to be rough and tough as they grow up to become men. Girls, on the other hand, have all along been labelled the weaker sex. How wrong, says the US News and World Report quoting experts. It

LOCAL HEADLINERS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LOCAL HEADLINERS The Straits Times: Hamzah Haz is V-P, Gus Dur leaves for US The Business Times: UOB-OUB merger could lead to 2,000j0b cuts Lianhe Zaobao: Government extends rental rebates to factories, shops and hawker stal s Berita Hanan: New vice-president calls on Indonesians to stay united Newsßadio 93.8FM: Indonesia's

WORLD HEADLINERS [ARTICLE]

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WORLD HEADLINERS International Herald Tribune: Beijing sets free convicted scholars Asian Wall Street Journal: Hynix seeks to reschedule nearly $1 billion of debt New Straits Times: Muhyiddin tg death threat news. Senior western env °y s h e met both sides in the a x? h man C n ,Ct

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She has a degree but can't teach. Why? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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She has a degree but can't teach. Why? SINGAPORE By Gloria Chandy SHE returned to Singapore last month with a Bachelor of Education degree and hoped to put it to good use. But when Mrs Josephine Jesudhass (above), 46, applied to the Ministry of Education (MOE) for a post as

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The maid and the strange man in the kitchen [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The maid and the strange man in the kitchen By Arul John CAUGHT with another man in his flat, the maid allegedly walked out on her wheelchair-bound employer. Mr PF Shim, 66, felt so helpless. He had lost both his legs to diabetes. They had to be amputated. He was

If your maid disappears... [ARTICLE]

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If your maid disappears... File a police report immediately. Contact the Singapore Immigration and Registration and cancel her work permit. Otherwise, you have to keep paying the monthly foreign worker levy. Contact the maid agency to find out if it knows where she is. Get in touch with her embassy.

HARD TO FIND RUNAWAY MAIDS [ARTICLE]

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HARD TO FIND RUNAWAY MAIDS OUT of 208 maids who went missing last year, fewer than half were found and repatriated. This means that 125 of the employers involved forfeited the $5,000 security bond that must be posted for each domestic worker. That's because they failed to find the maids

Slapped, punched, kicked repeatedly [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Slapped, punched, kicked repeatedly BY Amrit Kaur HOW could girls be so vicious? .Two secondary school students' parents are shocked. Shocked that their daughters were beaten up by three older girls. The two 15-year-olds said they were slapped, punched and kicked without mercy. The reason? The older girls wanted to

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They drive him mad [ARTICLE]

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'Exclusive rights' to sell flat: Five more agents lent him money [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Exclusive rights' to sell flat: Five more agents lent him money By Ben Nadarajan THE plot thickens. Last Friday, The New Paper reported that two real estate agents had lent money to a man who promised them exclusive rights to sell his flat. The two agents had lent Mr Vincent

Another boo-boo on Millionaire [ARTICLE]

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Another boo-boo on Millionaire BY Amrit Kaur FIRST, the boo-boo over whether papyrus or bamboo is the world's oldest writing material. One disqualified <r Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" participant got invited back. Then just yesterday, The New Paper reported that confusion over Fann Wong's surname saw eight participants

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Swatch those balloons fly! THE NEW PAPER TURNS 13 By Lim Lee Ching Thirteen was decidedly lucky for us. On The New Paper's 13th birthday yesterday, though it rained in some places, we were blessed with perfect weather for our mission. The New Paper editor Ivan Fernandez released 13 clusters

Girls sell their toys for a sick baby [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Girls sell their toys for a sick baby By Sheela Narayanan WHEN Natalie and Samantha Chia heard about their family friend's sick baby boy three months ago, they felt they had to do something. According to their mum, Madam Chen Lee Lee, 39, a programme manager with Nurture Craft a

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Mum watches in horror as fan blade flies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mum watches in horror as fan blade flies SINGAPORE By. Azhar Ghani THE object "flew" from above, hitting the wall and causing a distinct dent. Imagine what would have happened if it had hit someone! Like the two boys who were playing right underneath. The object was part off a

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Nothing like the rain to bring out character [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Nothing like the rain to bring out character slice of life COMMENT WOON WUI TEK WE all know rather shady characters that we'd like to really "suss out". Let me suggest you scrutinise that person during a downpour. If it's at all practical, you might even "arrange matters" so that

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Good news: Specialist nurses soon [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Good news: Specialist nurses soon SINGAPORE WANT to be looked after by a specialist? A doctor or a nurse? You may be asked that question soon with a new scheme to promote nurses. They can now become nurse clinicians, trained to provide specialised care for cancer patients, nerve patients, mental

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Don't name buildings after me while I'm still alive: Dr M [ARTICLE]

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Don't name buildings after me while I'm still alive: Dr M WHAT'S in a name? Plenty. Just ask Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. Or Che Det! Dr Mahathir is not too thrilled at the renaming of a traditional Malay bazaar after him particularly in his lifetime. The Pekan Rabu bazaar's

50 cents for a start and home is yours [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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50 cents for a start and home is yours Bernama. GOOD news for low income earners in Selangor they can own a house for the initial cost of just RMI (50 cents). That initial sum buys them the Sale and Purchase Agreement. The cost of the house is between RM35,000

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81 arrested in Thai 'stock scam' sting [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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81 arrested in Thai 'stock scam' sting WORLD THEY were caught by surprise yesterday when Thai police raided their Bangkok offices. The 81 people arrested are alleged to have cheated investors in a £100 million ($257 m) global stock scam. The arrests came after two years of investigation, requested by

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His parents did this to boy, 9 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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His parents did this to boy, 9 MALAYSIA FOR alleged naughtiness. But was he so bad that he had to be whipped like this? With a cane wrapped in rubber? There are welts all across his back and buttocks, scars of beatings that he has been getting since last year.

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Minister gets death threat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Minister gets death threat MALAYSIA THE threat came in the form of a note and a knife. It was received by Malaysia's Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The former menteri besar of Johor said he lodged a police report on Tuesday. The threat came as

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Indonesia's new VP a modest man HIS house has seen many changes over the years. But the new Indonesian vice-president's neighbours hope he will not change his modest ways. Mr Hamzah Haz (right) may be an unlikely choice. But the leader of the Muslim-oriented United Development Party (PPP) was yesterday

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TODAY'S KRANJI (FIBRESAND TRACK) RACE CARD — Going forecast: Good [ARTICLE]

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TODAY'S KRANJI (FIBRESAND TRACK) RACE CARD Going forecast: Good CB3 Marc Tan Danny Khoo Lionel Lee Tan Thean Loon Michael Lee 4 Brilliant Polo 3 Seventh Heaven 3 Seventh Heaven 6 El Qi 2 Giulia Di Francia |jj Si 3 Seventh Heaven 2 Giulia Di Francia 4 Brilliant Polo 3

All Saints (Race 5 No. 1) [ARTICLE]

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All Saints (Race 5 No. 1) PICK OF THE NIGHT Has come right and should make his presence felt tonight. Has shown his distinct liking for the fibresand track. Apart from his eye-catching last-start second to Millennium Magic early this month, his only other outing on the fibresand saw him

Tapildo on the go again [ARTICLE]

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Tapildo on the go again On The Kranji Track With DANNY KHOO RAFFLES International Cup winner Tapildo must have lit up the morning for trainer Laurie Laxon at Kranji yesterday. For the Kiwi trainer could not have asked for more from his three-year-old filly who wrapped up her preparation for

WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENGAGED TOMORROW [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WORKOUTS BY HORSES ENGAGED TOMORROW RACE 1: Double Tap canter/43.2, fluently. Clear Vision canter/39.8, kept pace with Jet Star (KB Soo, Race 5). Both are in good shape. Slow work: After Dark, in top shape, Maumill's Magic, Beat Em 9 All, Our Sandman. RACE 2: Star Sapphire (S Scriven) canter/40,

Field size increased [ARTICLE]

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Field size increased STARTING next Friday, the maximum field size for most turf races at Kranji will be increased. Races run at 1,400 m and beyond, over both the long and short courses, will have the field size capped at 16, instead of the present 14. The number of runners

TOMORROW'S KRANJI (SHORT COURSE, C) RACE GUIDE [ARTICLE]

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TOMORROW'S KRANJI (SHORT COURSE, C) RACE GUIDE n AFTER DARK 59<6i) G Cooksley (5) (3nzg Busuttin-AES) By Stark South-Lady Jane; brown; late 11.04.00; lOr 2-3-0 (KRsl600g 1:42.757. KRal600g 1:37.2 56.5). 23.06.01 C4 Cooksley 56.5 (55) (9) 10 9 1/12 ($47) Nk Kazam KRa1600g 1:37.2 (465) 29.06.01 C4 Cooksley 59 (60)

FOCUS ON PENANG NEWCOMERS FOR SUNDAY [ARTICLE]

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FOCUS ON PENANG NEWCOMERS FOR SUNDAY NST STERLING JET looks the pick of the five Class 3 newcomers entered for the Penang Turf Club's one-day July Meeting on Sunday. The three-year-old bay New Zealand-bred did not run at two. The Jetball-Sterling Gift gelding went out four times at three for

GUIDE TO PENANG TRACKWORK [ARTICLE]

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GUIDE TO PENANG TRACKWORK NST. NEWCOMER Welcome Back wrapped up his preparations for a strong claim in the Restricted Maiden Stakes race for two-year-olds over 1,200 m on Sunday with a good workout in Penang yesterday. Taken out by a track rider, the Australian-bred was kept on the bit to

THE NEW PAPER'S RACE CARD LEGEND [ARTICLE]

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Back to Earth but loving it [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Back to Earth but loving it By Brian Miller THE warning should have been printed on the back of the tickets much like those ominous words you see printed on a packet of cigarettes. It could have read: "Don't expect to see a match like the one you saw two

MATCH POINTS [ARTICLE]

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MATCH POINTS THE FIRST GOAL! Bth minute: From way out, Clementi's Abdul Wafi Othman floats a free kick into no-man's lancUand the ball is in the back of the net. INDRASAHDAN MISSES... 12th minute: Indra lifts the ball over the post. THE SECOND GOAL! 15th minute: Clementi's Japanese connection, Michiaki

WANNA BET? [ARTICLE]

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WANNA BET? WOODLANDS v SEMBAWANG 11x2: (1) Woodlands: $2.90 (x) Draw: $3.15 (2) Sembawang: $2.10 1/2 GOAL Woodlands:(+l 1/2):51.27 Sembawang: (-11/2): $3.2< TOTAL GOALS: OGoal: $8.70 IGoal: $4.70 2 Goals: $3.80 3 Goals: $3.90 4 Goals: $4.90 5 Goals: $8.00 6 Goals: $14.00 7 Goals: $28.00 8 Goals: $60.00 9+

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Litmanen's triumphant return [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Litmanen's triumphant return LIVERPOOL 1 (Litmanen 84) VALENCIA 0 AJAX AMSTERDAM 0 AC MILAN 1 (Rui Costa 13) REPORTS ...IAN BROWN IT WAS a hollow victory for Liverpool over Valencia, thanks to Jari Litmanen's late bouncing volley. Pool boss Gerard Houllier would have slept much better after a sound performance

Boost for Barca as Rivaldo makes peace [ARTICLE]

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Boost for Barca as Rivaldo makes peace CLUBCALL: BARCELONA Reuters. AFP. RIVALDO has confirmed that his contract dispute with Barcelona is over. He said he has withdrawn his threat not to turn up at pre-season training. The Brazilian international says he has received an assurance from club president Joan Gaspart

Youthful Ajax not good enough [ARTICLE]

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Youthful Ajax not good enough EVEN with only 10 days' training under its belts AC Milan's experience and class proved too much for Ajax's youthful ranks. The Ajax defence was repeatedly stretched in the first half by Milan's pacy counter-attacks with Pippo Inzaghi and Andriy Shevchenko creating a host of

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How Becks left a lasting impression at VJC [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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How Becks left a lasting impression at VJC AN AFTERNOON WITH DAVID BECKHAM by HUP I know he's famous and all but for a soccer clinic, his arrival was bizarre! His soccer skills were flawless, further enhanced by the fact that he played against kids. After the clinic, the imprints

An afternoon with David Beckham

Victoria & Beckham [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Victoria Beckham All those who say the English have a stiff upper lip, should have been at the Victoria Junior College yesterday where David Beckham conducted a coaching clinic. The midfield masestro was all smiles as he saw the kids fling themselves at the ball in order to try and

Becks leaves his mark at VJC [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Becks leaves his mark at VJC IT was short but the memories are sweet. David Beckham's whistle-stop visit to Victoria Junior College (VJC) was over in a flash but the Man U superstar left an indelible impression on the 1,400 students who stayed behind to see him in the flesh.

No slosh of his finger [ARTICLE]

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No slosh of his finger WHILE obliging The New Paper team for autographs after an interview, the marker pen that Beckham was wielding ran out of ink. Quietly, he put down that marker and walked away. Depressing, isn't it? But Becks surprised all when he returned from his brief absence

BECKS' CORNER [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BECKS' CORNER Lucky Siva Kumar! BECKS' shirt is hot property. Everywhere he plays, his jersey is one of the most sought-after souvenirs at the final whistle. Against Team Singapore on Tuesday, it was no different. At the end of the 90 minutes, many players wanted it. Said a national player:

From 11-year-old boy wonder... ...to wonderful 26-year-old [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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From 11-year-old boy wonder... ...to wonderful 26-year-old WANG MENG MENG SPRINGS A PAGE FROM THE PAST ON BECKHAM IN A ONE-ON-ONE MEETING Some months ago, while I was spring cleaning my room, I chanced upon a bundle of old football magazines left neglected in my cupboard. Rummaging through those yellowed

Red-carpet welcome awaits Red Devils [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Red-carpet welcome awaits Red Devils RED DEVILS' NEXT STOP: BANGKOK Delayed telecast, sunday, 10.30pm FOOTBALL fever is high in Bangkok as thousands of fans flocked to grab the final batch of tickets for Thailand's big game against Man U on Sunday. At the World Trade Centre yesterday, the 2,000 tickets

New contract [ARTICLE]

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New contract RESERVE goalkeeper Raimond van der Gouw has signed a new one-year contract with Man U. The 38-year-old Dutchman, who has made only 26 starts for the Red Devils, now faces further competition with the imminent arrival of Roy Carroll from Wigan.

'Man U midfield greatest' [ARTICLE]

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'Man U midfield greatest' The Mirror. THE smile says it all. Ruud van Nistelrooy is about to enter footballing heaven and he can barely contain his excitement. Just 16 days and three goals into his Manchester United career, the Dutch striker already knows he has hit the jackpot. Backed by,

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An afternoon with David Beckham

Becks and me [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Becks and me Catching a glimpse of David Beckham is divine for many. Hearing him speak itself is equivalent to a dose of Viagra for them. The New Papers WANG MENG MENGgot to achieve what every Beckham fan pines for: He got up-close to the Man U icon. Not only

The boot that launched Beckham's precision kicks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The boot that launched Beckham's precision kicks HOW come Becks finds such precision with his free-kicks? The German sportswear giant adidas has equipped the dead-ball expert with a deadly weapon the Predator Precision boot. Becks said: 'The most important thing to me is comfort and this is definitely the most

Now, there's a way to catch a ride with Becks: Get your zipper stuck... [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Now, there's a way to catch a ride with Becks: Get your zipper stuck... BY Wang Meng Meng GETTING close to David Beckham. It's every footballl fan's dream. I did it yesterday. And, let me tell you, it was a pleasure. I made it, thanks to adidas (Singapore). At its

BOY,9, WHIPPED 200 TIMES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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