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The WEATHER on WEDNESDAY (25 Sep 2002): Hazy. Showers in the afternoon mainly over northern and western Singapore.    WEATHER OUTLOOK:  THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Generally hazy. Showers in the late morning and early afternoon are expected.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   12.54am  2.8m   12.58pm  2.7m      SUN Sunrise  6.54am    Sunset 7.00pm   MOON  Moonrise  9.43pm   Moonset   9.23am    PSI: 64 (moderate)   TEMPERATURE: 26-32 degrees Celsius (The weather is updated daily before 8am Singapore time) For more information, call Meteorological Service Singapore Tel: (65) 6542 7788.

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Maths and Art?
Do mathematical figures and formulas bore you and frighten your child?
Can there be connections between Maths and Art?
This Children's Day, explore SAM's Art Educational Galleries with your kids and be amazed at exhibits featuring art with mathematical relations. You'll discover and appreciate both maths and art in a whole new way!

Interactive Art Stations

Check out a host of interactive art stations exploring geometric shapes, sequencing, symmetry, perspective and other topics! Have fun with a giant walk-through kaleidoscope, mind boggling puzzles, games using polygonal shapes and other stations exploring perspective and symmetry. These Interactive Art Stations are specially designed in conjunction with the exhibition ART FIGURES : Mathematics in Art. 9am-6pm, Outside Galleries 9 & 10.

Tessellation DIY

Get the whole family moving and build three-dimensional tessellation structures. Find out how creative you can get. 9am-6pm, Glass Porch.
Hands-on Fun with Art Workshops
Don't miss these fun in art sessions for kids. Learn to create beautiful patterns just by combining and repeating simple geometric shapes. Design your own paper friendship band and share it with a friend. 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, Art Lab. Additional session on Sat, 5 Oct, 2.30pm, Art Lab. Please call 6332 3202 for registration.
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Join their Docents on a tour of our latest exhibitions! 11am, 2pm, Meeting point at Lobby.

Admission to the Singapore Art Museum on Children's Day, 1 Oct 2002, is FREE for children 12 years and below. For more information, call (65) 6332 3220 or e-mail santha All information is correct at the time of release. The museum reserves the right to make changes without prior notice.

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A request by SingTel to raise local telephone rates for the first time since 1991 was rejected flatly by the Government yesterday. The rejection of SingTel's bid by the Infocomm Authority of Singapore (IDA) surprised industry watchers who had expected that SingTel would be allowed to raise rates by 10-20 per cent either now or next year. SingTel first tried to raise its rates in 1998 but withdrew its application then. (1)

13 volunteers have walked out of the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case), citing unhappiness with the leadership's top-down approach. They quit en masse yesterday, crippling the group's 22-member CaseTrust committee and leaving Case with only 40 volunteers. Mr LOKE, chairman of Case and a 20-year veteran, told The Straits Times yesterday that he had contemplated resigning since Case president Mr YEO Guat Kwang took over in February.

A man who started molesting his 9-year-old step-daughter on the day his son was born was yesterday sentenced to 24-years' jail and 24 strokes of the cane. The 43-year-old mover was found guilty after a three-day trial on three charges of aggravated rape. The victim, who turned 13 this week, was abused for the first time on Aug 22, 1999, four months after the man became her step-father. (H3)

A Housing Board parking officer who took bribes from car repossessors was yesterday jailed three years for corruption. Mazlan Awang, 39, made an easy S$48,360 by giving two car repossessors information on where to find cars belonging to people who had defaulted on their loans. (H3)

Blood-group information will no longer appear on new identity cards from the end of this month. The change will affect all Singaporeans aged 15 or 30 on or after Sept 30 who are required to register for an identity card, new Permanent Residents (PR) and citizens, and those who have damaged or lost their ICs. (H8)



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New York: A reigning Miss Universe has been sacked for the first time in the beauty pageant's 52-year history. Among other things, Miss Oksana Fyodorova, the first Russian to win the crown, was reported to have been overweight. (6)



To assist you in tracing the above news articles in The Straits Times, we have provided the section and page numbers at the end of each news article. Therefore, (12): main section page 12; (S4): sports section page 4; (A10): asia section page 10; (L3): life section page 3.

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