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The WEATHER on MONDAY (6 Jan 2003): Windy conditions accompanied by showers with thunder are expected in the afternoon and early evening over many areas.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY:  Showers with thunder are expected in the afternoon and early evening. The winds are expected to weaken gradually in the next two days.     WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   2.18am  2.7m   12.56pm  3.1m    SUN Sunrise  7.09am    Sunset  7.12pm   MOON  Moonrise  10.04am   Moonset  10.23pm    PSI: 24 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-31 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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Our new Mix n Match dating service has just come online. Eligible singles seeking dates or someone to chat with on the Internet can sign up at Mix n Match for an account. It's free. Why not give it a try?

What you need to do is register and then post your personal particulars in Mix n Match. You can also upload your photo, but make sure the width of the photo is about 100 pixels so that your picture won't be distorted when it appears in your profile.

Only those who register can get to communicate with fellow members through an internal messaging system. The system can send messages meant for members to their e-mail addresses or to their personal control panel at Mix n Match.

Why have we called this dating service Mix n Match? Because when users sign up, they get to mix around with fellow users and perhaps match with a potential life partner. Even if the whole thing doesn't turn out right, at least, the user has got the chance to mingle with others of similar mind.

Mix n Match comes free to those who sign up now as we are promoting this new dating service. We intend for it to be a paid service in the near future for those who sign up later this year. So, why not take up this free offer now? To visit the new dating service, click the logo below:

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NEW WEB SITES   is the Web site of the new Media Development Authority, formed by the merger of the Singapore Broadcasting Authority (SBA), the Films and Publications Department (FPD) and the Singapore Film Commission (SFC).   is a cyber platform, set up by the Ministry of Law, to keep Singaopore's overseas lawyers informed of developments in the local legal scene, gather feedback on legal reform and developments in other countries and to assist the local legal fraternity to network with those working overseas.  is a new one-stop portal set up by the Ministry of Law. It provides answers to frequently asked questions on legal matters by the man on the street such as whether you need to engage a lawyer to draft your will, can you still pay your traffic fine without going to court after the offer for composition has expired, or how to apply for custody of your children.  is the Web site of a new online monitoring system launched by the Supreme Court on 28 Nov 2002. It allows subscribers to be automatically alerted via e-mail whenever there is any legal action involving a specified list of companies. The information is drawn directly from the databases of the Supreme Court.

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6 January 2003

Monday's News


Two bodies washed up on the shores of Bintan yesterday. The first body has been identified as that of First Sergeant HENG Sock Ling, 24. The second body had yet to be identified. (1)

Government revenue plummeted by S$4.3 billion to S$19.7 billion in the first nine months of 2002. This was a drop of 18 per cent from S$24 billion collected for the same period in 2001. Of the overall S$4.3 billion plunge in revenue, there was a S$3.2 billion drop in total tax revenue. The other S$1.1 billion shortfall was due to lower collection of fees and charges. (A18)




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Frankfurt: The pilot of a stolen aircraft landed at Frankfurt's airport after flying for more than an hour over Germany's financial centre. He had earlier threatened to crash the plane into the tower of the European Central Bank. The random flight of the single-engined plane caused widespread panic and sparked the evacuation of people from the main railway station and several skyscrapers in the city. (1)




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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