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The WEATHER on WEDNESDAY (28 Aug 2002): Partly cloudy and slightly hazy. Showers with thunder are likely in the late morning and early afternoon mainly over northern and western Singapore.    WEATHER OUTLOOK:  THURSDAY & FRIDAY: Slightly hazy. Isolated late morning and early afternoon showers expected.    WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   1.46am  2.8m   2.13pm  2.5m      SUN Sunrise  7.02am    Sunset 7.11pm   MOON  Moonrise  11.03pm   Moonset   10.43am    PSI: 39 (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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Army Open House 2002

The Singapore Army opens its doors to the public once again for the Army Open House 2002 (AOH 2002). On 14 and 15 Sep 2002, SAFTI Military Institute at Upper Jurong Road will be open to the public from 9am to 6pm. Admission is FREE! The event is expected to attract more than 100,000 visitors.

With the theme, “Towards Army 21 – The Decisive Force”, the AOH 2002 showcases the Singapore Army as a fighting force of the 21st century, one with dedicated men, state-of-the-art machines and advanced processes – a combination which will ensure a swift and decisive victory.

Visitors are invited to participate in the hands-on activities available along the three thematic trails (Technology Trail, Combat Trail and Warrior Trail). In addition to that, three stations (Action Station, Party Station and R & R Station) promise a good time for one and all.

From big guns, mighty tanks, and other lean, mean fighting machines to nifty gadgets and cutting-edge military equipment, the Army Open House will dazzle visitors with an extensive array of the latest in military equipment and technology.

A 2-hour long, fun-filled and energy-packed concert featuring celebrity NSMen like Jack Neo, Andrew Seow, Najip Ali and Mark Richmond will be held on the opening evening of AOH 2002. The SAF Music and Drama Company and Media Works Artistes such as Kym Ng, Evelyn Tan and Michelle Chong will be at the Party Station to work up more laughs in the audience with games and plenty of prizes.

Visitors can round off their carnival experience at the R & R Station, which consists of a Food Village, Fun Fair, Adventure Land (for outdoor activities like rappelling and rock climbing) and Retail Shops offering plenty of bargains.

Parking is available at Jurong Camp (beside SAFTI MI). A free shuttle service will run from both Boon Lay MRT station/ bus interchange and Jurong Camp to the SAFTI MI. These shuttle services will run every 5 minutes from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (last bus to SAFTI MI).

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NEW WEBSITES  A new Web site which will translate into Chinese the names of Singapore attractions, like the Padang and Night Safari, as well as computer terms, like gigabyte. It has been set up with a S$50,000 grant from the Singapore Press Holding's Chinese Language Journalism Fund. Maintained by, the online edition of Lianhe Zaobao.  Zuji, meaning footprint in Chinese, is the name of a new online travel portal that has opened in Asia Pacific - in Singapore and Australia.

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Five floors of concrete corridors collapsed at a JTC flatted factory in Toa Payoh North yesterday morning. No one was hurt. The service corridors were used as a fire escape and to hold the air-conditioning units. Developer JTC Corporation said that while its engineers had found the building to be structurally sound, it was arranging to relocate the 22 affected companies to its other flatted factories. (4)

Educator and sculptor Brother Joseph McNally died of a heart attack yesterday night while on a visit to Ireland. He was 79. Brother McNally was the founder of LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts. He was also the former principal of St Patrick's School. (3)

Singaporeans will suffer two months of the haze this year, starting next month, because of forest fires in Indonesia. "This year, it is unlikely the PSI will reach unhealthy levels," said LOH Ah Tuan, director-general for environmental protection at the National Environment Agency (NEA) yesterday. (6)

The Constitution was amended yesterday to bar immediately any MO who has been declared a bankrupt or is guilty of a crime from sitting or voting in Parliament even while waiting for the appeal to be heard. The MP will also lose his seat after 180 days if he does not succeed in his appeal by that time. The Constitution was also amended to extend the term of nominated MPs from two years to 2˝ years. (H5)

Five boys, aged between 11 and 14, have been arrested after washing powder was dumped into the water tank on the rooftop of Block 124 Paya Lebar Way on Monday afternoon. Following complaints by residents, a plumber dispatched by the town council found two 1 kg packets of washing powder, both half-emptied, near the two water tanks on the rooftop. Town council staff then flushed out the down-feed pipes so that residents could get clean water from the second tank. (H8)

An OCBC Bank employee was charged yesterday with siphoning S$800,000 of the bank's interest income into his personal current account. QUEK Liang Kiat, 36, had allegedly done so on two occasions last December when he was working as a bank officer at the bank's head office in Chulia Street. (H9)





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Los Angeles: Compact disc music sales decreased 7 per cent during the first half of the year, a further indication that online music sharing sites are hurting the recording industry. The decline cost the industry US$284 million (S$500 million) in lost sales, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). (11) 



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