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New Paper, 8 December 2000


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the new paper FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2000

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KL airport taxis on strike [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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KL airport taxis on strike MORE than 800 taxi drivers at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at Sepang went on strike yesterday. It was the result of a simmering feud between the taxi drivers and the management of Airport Limo (M)Sdnßhd. The taxi drivers are demanding: A change in management, and

Retired teacher's $ 11.8 million thank-you gift to library [ARTICLE]

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Retired teacher's 11.8 million thank-you gift to library AP. FOR 50 years, he spent almost every weekday in the business section of his local library. And when he died, he left the library his entire fortune of US$6.B million (about $11.8 million). The retired public school teacher and guidance counsellor,


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D-DAY IS HERE... The day of reckoningfor our 20 New Face finalists is finally here! The girls have been practising hard for tonight's finals at the Ngee Ann Civic Plaza. DAWN CHIA sat in on one recent rehearsal ACHING backs and blisters on their feet. The 20 finalists had been


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THE FINAL THE 20 finalists will be performing to a packed house tonight. AH tickets to The New Paper New Face 2000 Grand Finals have been snapped up. About 1,200 people, including guests and VIPs, are expected to be present. The event will begin at the Ngee Ann City Civic

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Leisure Showtime: Pages 54 to 70 Comics: Page 73 TV: Page 119 Sorry CPF cash toprups now easier (The New Paper yesterday, Page 7): The phone number listed for public enquiries was incorrect. The correct number is XXXXXXXXXX8. Champ Shoes! ®SUNRISE iM

He thinks he can walk off the 10th-storey balcony [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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He thinks he can walk off the 10th-storey balcony He's adorable. He's unpredictable. He's active. And... he's also autistic SINGAPORETODAY When the two autistic boys fell to their deaths recently, some fingers pointed towards their parents, blaming them for leaving the children unattended. But as this mother tells AMRITKAUR, autistic


City university [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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City university JJ OR y New-look kid on the block IN places with plenty of land, you might have a university town. But where land is much scarcer, a university in the HEART of town is the way to go. And that's just what the Singapore Management University (SMU) proposes

Look who's listening [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Look who's listening yiMKm This X VW A, li 1 VIP AUDIENCE: Cuban leader Fidel Castro (left) was all ears as shipwreck survivor Elian Gonzalez spoke at a school in Cardenas, Cuba on Wednesday during a party to celebrate his seventh birthday. Picture/ Afp

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Bad pork [ARTICLE]

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Bad pork FOOPALERT SCIENTISTS have found that hundreds of thousands of pigs slaughtered in Britain each year are contaminated. Salmonella of various types has been discovered in 5.3 per cent of carcasses in abattoirs during checks. Many of the strains are resistant to antibiotics. The Food Standards agency has urged

Minor surgery [ARTICLE]

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Minor surgery PM IN HOSPITAL PRIME Minister Goh Chok Tong had a minor operation yesterday to repair a torn cartilage in his right knee. The operation took an hour and Mr Goh is expected to be discharged from the Singapore General Hospital tomorrow. The tear in the cartilage was from

Doctor sued [ARTICLE]

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Doctor sued COURTS HIGH-PROFILE surgeon Susan Lim Mey Lee is being sued for allegedly leaving about half of a woman's appendix behind during an operation. The patient, Ms Heidi Bijanki, 35, is a telecommunications engineer with Lucent Technologies. Dr Lim, 45, has denied negligence and said she. would fight the

Withdrawn [ARTICLE]

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Withdrawn RESIGNATION A POTENTIAL crisis within Umno Youth was averted yesterday. Datuk Aziz Sheikh Fadzir withdrew his resignation letter to Umno president and Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad. The No. 2 leader was upset that the Youth wing was being blamed for Barisan NasionaTs defeat at a recent by-election

world Head liners [ARTICLE]

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world Head liners New Straits Times: Al-Ma'unah men jailed International Herald Tribune: Florida high court hears Gore appeal Asian Wall Street Journal: Defiant Central banker returns after his arrest in Indonesia BBC news: European leaders meet in Nice for their most crucial summit in a decade

Better braces [ARTICLE]

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Better braces FOC INVISIBLE dental braces: It's the latest word in dental care. Invisalign is a set of very thin, transparent, U-shaped plastic devices called aligners, which fit precisely over each tooth. A computer generates a 3D model of the patient's current tooth positions, and a model of where they

$7b hotel chain [ARTICLE]

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$7b hotel chain BUSINESS IT'S the biggest foreigninvestment deal ever involving a Singapore party, say analysts. The target: Britain's Granada Compass hotels, worth £3 billion ($7.5 b). And Kwek Leng Beng is bidding hard against several interested parties to clinch the deal. He is said to be teaming up with

Food court [ARTICLE]

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Food court NUISANCE FOR the third time in one month, drunken fighting erupted at a food court on Victoria Street last night. Chairs were thrown out, and bottles smashed. After-hour beer sales were probably the cause. "It will be a real problem if somebody gets killed," said an eye-witness. "People

Honorary PhD [ARTICLE]

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Honorary PhD smIee SENIOR Minister Lee Kuan Yew received his doctorate from the Chinese University of Hongkong. He told some 4,000 graduating students there that the future of Hongkong is what the people and leaders of Hongkong make of it. Hongkong people have up until 2007 when their Constitution will

Ex-cop jailed [ARTICLE]

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Ex-cop jailed COURTS FORMER Central Narcotics Bureau officer Magesvari Somasundaram, 26, was jailed yesterday for 24 months. She had fabricated evidence. On May 31, she lost four straws of drugs that were part of the evidence in an investigation. Instead of reporting the loss, she filled four straws with some

local Head liners [ARTICLE]

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local Head liners The Straits Times: Dramatic start to Estrada trial The Business Times: PSA Corp hiving off massive $3b in property ahead of IPO Lianhe Zaobao: PM Goh: Town councils and CDCs should establish partnership Berita Harian: New challenges ahead for town councils Project Eyeball: Mission DifflcultforPAP Streats: Your


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DOUBLY EMOTIONAL Quote Wworthy tyft&Myer and cuddled her. She was dead—but I was happy that I was holding her. MrMichaelangeloAttard, dad of Siamese twin Mary, whose life saved her twin Jodie


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US STOCKS IP BAD earnings news plagued Wall Street again yesterday. The Dow Jones industrial average tumbled 47.02 or o.4.per cent tp 10,617.36. The Nasdaq composite index closed down 43.85, or 1.6 per cent, at 2,752.65. SINGAPORE COMPANIES ON NASDAQ Close in US$/Change 1. Pacific Internet $3.125/-0.3438 2. Creative Technology

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'Sally' busts drag pushers in Net alley [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Sally' busts drag pushers in Net alley The Central Narcotics Bureau now has a special team to monitor the Internet. Its officers scan websites and chatrooms for drug deals in Singapore. MELVIN SINGH reports on the latest bust SHE was all dressed up, like she was on a hot date.

Ecstasy turns into agony for Internet pedlar, helper [ARTICLE]

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Ecstasy turns into agony for Internet pedlar, helper ON Sunday, during a chat session, the drug pusher revealed he had a fresh consignment of Ecstasy pills. He offered to sell it to "Sally" for $20 each. Two days later, Sally returned his page and agreed to buy. On Wednesday, CNB

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Mr Swing Safely SINGAPORETODAY BY Arul John HE can make a difference between life and death. Doctor? Not really. And his word is law. A policeman? Not really. Australian Ryan Taplin, 29, is the circus safety man. Only when he gives the OK, can the show go on. He is

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In front of the arc lights [ARTICLE]

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In front of the arc lights Attitude How about doing something different during your school holidays? Such as being a volunteer with a theatre company? This week, KENNY LOW, 16, one of Attitude's counsellors, shares with us his experiences in theatre I'VE been a volunteer at the Necessary Stage for

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Get your free Coke [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Get your free Coke HOW would you like to get a taste of the new Coca-Cola Light? Check out The New Paper tomorrow and see how you k can get this thirst-quenching drink to go with your lunch time read.

He gave up A Maths and won $50,000 [ARTICLE]

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He gave up A Maths and won $50,000 FRIDAY WEEKLY ADDITIONAL Maths. Give up. Some students have done that because they could not handle the paper. Sun Ming Hui did give up his O-level paper two years ago. But it was to take part in an international web design paper.

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This poisonous fish can help make babies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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This poisonous fish can help make babies By Desmond Ng JUST look at this fish. Nobody here eats it. The stonefish is usually found in tidal pools and, as the name suggests, camouflaged near rocky areas. If you step on it, you will usually experience swelling, extreme pain and slight

They work with poisons [ARTICLE]

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They work with poisons SPIDERS, SCORPIONS, snakes and other venomous animals. These are the creatures on the hit list of the Venom and Toxin research group. Said Assoc Prof Khoo, a member of the group: "We identify certain venomous creatures and we work on their venom. Our main objectives are

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BATTLE OF THE BOTTLE SINGAPORETODAY By Jason Tan TEN cents. That's what you get for an empty beer bottle. A jail term. That's what he got for quarrelling over one, and smashing it on someone else's head. The empty Tiger beer bottle, which fetches 10 cents if it is returned

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It's not okay, it's bad [ARTICLE]

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It's not okay, it's bad Judge gives teen a dressing-down on his school results SINGAPORETODAY By Lee Tee Jong I'M doing okay in school. James (not his real name) told Judge Malcolm Tan in the juvenile court on Wednesday. The 15-year-old didn't expect the barrage of questions from the judge.

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'I want to hug everyone!' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'I want to hug everyone!' SINGAPORETODAY By Yeoh Wee Teck NOW, this was the nicest surprise at the Asian Television Awards last night. After missing out twice already, Vernetta Lopez (above) finally clinched an award for Best Performance by an Actress (Comedy). Big names like Irene Ang, Neo Swee Lin,

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Vets leave me cold [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Vets leave me cold SPEAK UP YOUR FORUM We published a report in The New Paper on Nov 28, about how James Tan Veterinary Hospital cremated dead dogs on an open fire. We have since received almost 20 calls and letters. Most said they were appalled by what was done

Germs that glow in the dark? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Germs that glow in the dark? muifmui* Carolyn Sebastian, 15, a fecondaiy 3 student who is thinking abouta career in life sciences research: In the past we just saw bacteria and germs; in textbooks, aid they looked disgtisting and shapeless. Now wejgrfi work on them, and we make them glow

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So, will my name be in the papers tomorrow? [ARTICLE]

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So, will my name be in the papers tomorrow? Diver who went off the deep end receives jail sentence without turning a hair SINGAPORETODAY BY Jason Tan HE faced up to seven years in jail for criminal intimidation. But Willy Heng Jwee Song, 48, was one relaxed man in court

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Condom clues lead to sex tunnel [ARTICLE]

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Condom clues lead to sex tunnel THERE were condoms and cosmetics strewn all over the floor. Yet, the nightclub was strangely quiet, with just a scattering of local hostesses here and there. Not surprisingly, the officers from the Malaysian Immigration Department were suspicious. So they started probing into every nook

Soon after this shot, the lights went OUT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Soon after this shot, the lights went OUT TheHghts glowed on the scate Christmas tree. For five minutes. Then w>l my were turned off. The 17m-high white fir tree was IK byCaßfornian governor Gray Davis during ceremonies la the state capital Sacramsnte yesterday. But It coaUntstaylt as the US state

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OH-OH-OH, Mummy, why isn't Santa laughing? [ARTICLE]

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OH-OH-OH, Mummy, why isn't Santa laughing? WORLDTODAY THE non-Christmassy scene was enough to make several children burst into tears. The horror of it all for the little ones Santa in handcuffs, being led away by big, tough police officers. The incident happened on Wednesday in the British coastal town of

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It's politics, not [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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It's politics, not muifmui* WORLDTODAY The impeachment trial nfi*rriiilriit friifrnjw Estrada of the Philippines got yesterday. The Senate Majority leader Francisco Tatad said: More Filipinos will now cease to see the government as -4 entertainment, and will stop electing popular incompetents.

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HK-based piracy gang busted [ARTICLE]

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HK-based piracy gang busted THE haul was large by any standards HK$4OO million ($BO million) worth of pirated discs, software and equipment. That was what an anti-corruption Hongkong government agency netted when it smashed an international piracy gang based there. The gang came to the authorities' notice when private investigators

Nude pictures upset famous Thai family [ARTICLE]

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Nude pictures upset famous Thai family SHE has them fuming. But at the same time, members of the famous Attakor family in Thailand are dying of embarrassment. But it appears, there is no stopping Ms Chutarat Attakor. Formerly, a wife in the Attakor household, the ex-Royal Thai Navy nurse, has

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Pope joins Superman [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Deck the plane with alcohol [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Deck the plane with alcohol WORLDTODAY A ROYAL Air Force (RAF) aircraft is flying on a special mission to France to pick up cheap Christmas drinks at taxpayers' expense, a British politician claimed. Mr Alistair Bisset, a councillor from Moray, Scotland, alleged he had a tip-off about a Nimrod flight

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Blast rocks Phnom Penh [ARTICLE]

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Blast rocks Phnom Penh Source: AFP A BOMB blast rocked the centre of Cambodia's capital an hour before midnight, followed by up to 30 rounds of automatic weapons fire. The circumstances surrounding the explosion were unclear, but it comes in the wake of last month's rebel assault on the capital.

Dad has no time [ARTICLE]

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Dad has no time Go play on the computer, son THE family computer is being used more and more as a "virtual minder" by overstretched parents, a new British report says. Sky News reports more than half the parents in Britain spend four hours a week or less playing with

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Will they drag Erap down? They have been given numbers from "002" to "008". No names. No pictures. Seven women who might bring down President Joseph Estrada with what they say at his impeachment trial. Ifs public knowledge the flamboyant Philippines President has been linked to several women. (See report

Estrada's house of woes [ARTICLE]

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Estrada's house of woes SO much talk about corruption in the impeachment trial. President Estrada is a "thief", a "crook" and "the lord of all gambling lords", prosecutors said yesterday, the first day of the trial in Manila. They homed in on allegations that the President habitually concealed the true

Madonna to wed on Dec 22 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Madonna to wed on Dec 22 WORLDTODAY Source: BBC, Reuters, AP. WOW! Recognise that famous name? Yup! It's Madonna! The singer, 42, is planning to marry her film director boyfriend, Guy Ritchie, 32, three days before Christmas. The couple's banns of marriage have been posted at the registrar's office in

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Together or not? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Together or not? The Pierre Png-Andrea De Cruz puzzle ShowTime Pierre Png and Andrea De Cruz hold hands and hold firm that they're not dating each other. Ohyes?DENISE CHONG checks it out HOLY matrimony! Pierre Png and Andrea De Cruz were spotted trotting together to a church along Thomson Road.

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'Best to be open about it' FROM PAGE 56 SHOWTIME If they're going out and don't mind people knowing, they should just say so. If they're uncomfortable, they shouldn't even attend events or have their pictures taken together. Perfect 10 programme director Georgina Chang, who is married to Darryl David.

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Happy to cruise along By Teo Kuan Yee SO what has Emil Chau, 40, been up to these days? Cruising along on a lower gear and leading a less public life. Sounding relaxed in a phone interview from Taiwan, the singer-songwriter said he has "regained his sou 1" as his

'I am not his girlfriend... but we're close' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'I am not his girlfriend... but we're close' By Serene Foo SHE gets swamped with questions about Japanese heartthrob Takeshi Kaneshiro at her own interviews. Relax girls, Rene Liu isn't the swoonworthy actor's main squeeze. But their friendship goes back more than six years. Recalled Rene, who was here recently

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It's simply out of this world [ARTICLE]

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It's simply out of this world By Eugene Anthony LITTLE NICKY RATWG://// Kicks you deep into laughter land STARS: Adam Sandler, Patricia Arquette, Harvey Keitel, Rhys Ifans, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr STORY: In his 10,000 th year of rule in hell, Satan decides not to give up his throne to

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Speedy Dot-Corn sparkles DANNY KHOO'S GUIDE TO KRANJI TRACKWORK TRAINER Charles Leek, who has hogged the limelight since racing resumed at Kranji a week ago, looks to have another potential winner in Speedy Dot-Com. Taken out by Leek himself, the three-year-old filly underlined her terrific form with an eye-catching workout

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Superb Effect cleared to race in HK Sprint By Lionel Lee IT'S all systems go for Singapore's star sprinter Superb Effect. The Hong Kong Sprint aspirant has been given the green light to travel after passing stringent drug tests conducted by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC). Singaporean trainer Charles


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SINGAPORE WEIGHTS AND RATINGS: WEDNESDAY XXXXX1 Trillion Win 60 (116) (3amg Thwaites-Lucky) 457-0 El Caballero 56.5 (109) (7nzg Thwaites-Eres Tu No. 2) XXXXX0 Centurion 54 (104) (5ag Brink-Auric) XXXXX5 Danger Man 50 (96) (4ag Thwaites-U-Grace) -7448- Monopoly Star 50* (95) (7ag Baertschiger-Monopoly Star) 1361-1 Defence Of Honour 50* (93) (5nzg


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TOMORROW'S PERTH (ASCOT) RACE CARD No. Horse Wt Rating Jockey Barrier (Age/origin/sex, trainer) 1 HOLLY BELLE 55.5 (94) Troy Turner 15 (6am Ken Shanks) 2 RINGROAD 55 (100) Paul Harvey 5 (7am John Askevold) 3 ALL WHISKEY 54.5 (93) Tim Stubberfield 11 (6am Toby Roney) 4 CLIMB THE VINE 54

Opposing Force ready to strike once more [ARTICLE]

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Opposing Force ready to strike once more I GUIDE TO KUALA LUMPUR TRACKWORK NST. OPPOSING FORCE looks ready to go one better in the main staying event for Class 2 horses over 2,000 m in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Taken out by a track rider yesterday, the four-year-old New Zealand-bred

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Saimee to pit skills against world's best INTERNATIONAL JOCKEYS' CHAMPIONSHIP IN HK By Tan Thean Loon LOCAL champion jockey Saimee Jumaat will be taking on the world again this time in ultra-competitive Hongkong. The 28-year-old has been selected to compete against 13 other world-class riders from around the globe at


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TOMORROW'S KRANJI (LONG COURSE, B) RACE GUIDE nCRAIC OF THUNDER 57 (53) F iovine (11) (3amc Busuttin-AES) By Thunder Gulch-Tipically Irish; chestnut; landed07.06.00; 1 r O-O-O. 25.10.00 MS O'Heare 57 (53) (2) 2 2 7/10 ($24) 10 Superior Effect KRs1000g 1:00.2(487) Tipped a good tiling at debut but fared only


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THE NEW PAPER'S RACE CARD LEGEND n STAR GENERAL 57(48) Wilkinson (4) (4nzg Baertschiger-Star General) By Waikiki Star-Maazel; bay; landed 6.1.98; 8r 1-0-0 (KRsl700f1:49.153.5) 12.12.99 C5 Soo 55 (42) (5) 9 9 4/11 ($23) 1 ParisAmour KRb1800g 1:52.1 (415) 05.01.00 C5 Wilkinson 53.5 (40) (1) 5 3 1/8 ($11) Shd


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TOMORROW'S HONGKONG (HAPPY VALLEY) RACE GUIDE D CHINA RED 129(38) M de Montfort (3) (6ag TW Leung) By Marscay-Trite; bay. 07.11.00 C4 Montfort 121 7/14 9«/ 2 BeMyHeart H1650y 1:44.8 29.11.00 C5 Dye 135 12/12 17V4 Simon's Decision H1650gf 1:41.9 7/11 Led from 1,200m until 200m, then faded; 29/11 Prominent


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THE NEW PAPER'S HONGKONG RACE CARD LEGEND nNAZAKAT II 130(35) CH Tse (3) (3nzg WL Wong) By Deputy Governor-Kansas City; chestnut. 07.10.00 C5 Dane 135 14/14 13% FortuneSaJlian S1000gf 0:58.1 28.10.00 C4 Lai 113 12/12 ML Jewel Box H1650gf 1:41.4 07/10 Around midfiekl. Dropped out from 400m. 28/10 Well there.

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UEFA CUP 3rd Round, second leg AEK ATHENS 2 Fernando Navas 17th min, Vassilis Tsartas 49 BAYER LEVERKUSEN 0 AEK Athens wins 6-4 on aggregate KAISERSLAUTERN 3 Miroslav Klose 8, Andreas Buck 65, Vratislav Lokvenc 79 RANGERSO Kaiserslautern 3-1 WERDER BREMEN 0 BORDEAUX 0 Bordeaux 4-1 ROSENBORG 1 Bent Skammelsrud


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BOO, Barca I BARCELONA 1 CLUB BRUGES 1 (Barca wins 3-1 on aggregate) Reuters. BARCELONA was booed off the pitch by its own fans this morning. This came after the Spanish giant struggled to a 1-1 draw with 10-man Club Bruges of Belgium, earning Barca a 3-1 aggregate win and

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Wretched Rangers out in the cold again AFP. Kaiserslautern 3 Rangers 0 (Kaiserslautern wins 3-1) SCOTTISH champion Glasgow Rangers once again bowed out of European competition at an early stage. This time it crashed to German side Kaiserslautern, which swept to a convincing 3-0 win a rain-sodden match. This made

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HO, YOU SO CLEVER UEFACUP: 3rd round, second leg LIVERPOOL 2 OLYMP1AKOS 0 on Aggregate) REPORT EDWIN YEO YES, you read right. I may not like Liverpool but I have to take my hat off to the Reds for playing such a clever, clever game this morning. Their triumph against

Houllier: Reds a force in Europe again [ARTICLE]

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Houllier: Reds a force in Europe again SO Liverpool is in the last 16 of the UefaCup. Only four more teams to beat before this once-great club wins another trophy in Europe. Considering the likes of Barcelona, Roma and Inter-Milan are still in it, that's a pretty tall order. Still,

Easy for Roma, Inter leaves it late [ARTICLE]

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Easy for Roma, Inter leaves it late HOW SERIE A I CLUBS FARED j AS ROMA 3 SV HAMBURG 0 INTER MILAN 2 HERTHA BERLIN 1 AP, Reuters AS Roma's Brazilian defender Aldair inspired the Italian club to a 3-0 win over Hamburg. The 34-year-old scored a superb goal from


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SINGAPORE OPEN GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP WHERE'S THE BALL?: American Brad Wilson couldn't find his rhythm yesterday as he sends the ball wild into the bushes Picture/ Zaihan Mohd Yusof


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RUSNAK'S HOT By Brian Miller THE heat got to him, especially over the final three holes. It sapped his energy. It left him parched. It gave him a headache. Still, Gary Rusnak could not be stopped from shooting a fine six-under par 66 during the first round of the Singapore


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WORLD CUP GOLF LATEST: WOODS AND DUVAL OVERSHADOWED AFP. ARGENTINA and New Zealand grabbed the lead after the first round of the golf World Cup in Buenos Aires, Argentina, early this morning in a birdie blitz which saw them both return 15-under-par 575. In so doing they overshadowed the US

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WANTED: Opponent worthy of the Devils By Suresh Nair THE RED Devils have thrown Singapore a challenge that would make many shudder: Give us tougher opposition. Manchester United chief executive, Peter Kenyon, indicated that he knows the sophistication of Singapore fans. And he took a dig at the quality of


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FAST FACTS WHAT: Red Devils at Kallang WHEN: July 24,2001 WHERE: National Stadium. TICKETS: $110, $90 $60 Five per cent of tickets for students below 16, at $10. 100 free tickets to the handicapped, plus another 100 for assistants. Members of Man U Supporters Club have first option on tickets.


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THE UNITED SHOW It will be Man United's first visit to Singapore since May 1986. Only 11,000 fans turned up at the National Stadium to watch Singapore, boasting Fandi Ahmad and V Sundramoorthy, win 2-0. The match is part of a pre-season three-city Asian tour (the others are Kuala Lumpur


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SOCCER BRIEFS Wire services. LUIS FIGO: The Portuguese midfielder, and the world's most expensive player, has been named World Soccer magazine's Player of the Year. Figo, who moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid for US$53 million (s9om) in June, earned 26 per cent of the votes from readers of the

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Final bow for three Aussie greats TENNIS: DAVIS CUP FINAL STARTS TODAY BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND SPAIN THE DRAW TODAY: Albert Costa (spa)vLleyton Hewitt (Aus) Juan Carlos Ferrero(spa)v Patrick Rafter (Aus) TOMORROW: Juan Balcells/Alex Corretja (Spa) v Mark Woodforde/ Sandon Stolle (Aus) SUNDAY: Ferrero v Hewitt Costa v Rafter Reuters. TENNIS

Can Venables help Boro beat Sunderland? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Can Venables help Boro beat Sunderland? WIN DARK MOON SWATCH WATCHES TERRY Venables is like the Duracell battery despite all his troubles, he keeps coming back for more. These days, the former England supremo has re-acquainted himself with his former assistant, Bryan Robson, at Middlesbrough. Boro is in almost as

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Poulsen's Pick IT appears that heads will roll when caretaker Lions coach Jan Poulsen names his 20-player national squad later today. At 4.30 pm, the Goal 2010 Project Director will break the news that a few players who did NOT perform at last month's Tiger Cup tournament in Thailand will


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RED DEVILS COMING TO KALLANG: BUT WHO WILL THEY PLAY AGAINST? /Page 114 If I'm (wing to bring the Red rfffKm* Singapore, if's the (j<wi$ne Old ir afford showpiece that \s going to plag at Kallang. Not imitations or parallel imports Manchester United chief executive Peter Kenyan (ritflit) Picture/ Mohd


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UEFA CUP 3rd Rd. 2nd Leg LIVERPOOL 2 OLYMPIAKOSO Liverpool report: Pgs 110-111 Roma, Inter through: Pglll Barca booed off: PgloB Myfirstspelings are a sense of pride because this club has built its on Europe and great European nights. We have achieved this victorg with a great performance. Liverpool boss


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