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The WEATHER on WEDNESDAY (5 Feb 2003): Windy and cloudy with passing showers mainly over northern and western Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  THURSDAY: Windy with passing showers. FRIDAY: Afternoon showers.     WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   2.07am  2.6m   1.22pm   3.0m  SUN Sunrise  7.17am    Sunset  7.21pm   MOON  Moonrise  10.07am   Moonset  10.26pm    PSI: 31 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-30 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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Learn a different dance from the family of Swing  dances every three months - expect new moves all year round! In the first quarter, get whisked off your feet with the Charleston phenomenon of the 1920s.

Learn the basics, the funky new variations, solo moves and partner-work. The Lindy Hop Ensemble with its signature jaw-dropping moves and infectious energy, is the first Singapore dance group to perform in New York City at the
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7 February 2003

Wednesday's News


SPH MediaWorks is looking for an additional 12 employees to boost its current headcount of 300. Currently, it produces 350 hours' worth of local productions on a yearly basis, or an estimated 25 to 30 per cent of its total output. The balance is filled by acquired programmes. (L12)

London-based Medical Protection Society (MPS), which insures almost all of the 6,000 doctors here, has slapped hefty premium hikes of 45 to almost 100 per cent on everyone, from the most junior housemen to specialists, from last Saturday. In 1999, insurance payouts totalled less than S$1 million. In 2000, the figure tripled. In 2001, it soared to more than S$7 million. (1)

A man who used an Internet chatroom to find young girls to rape was yesterday sentenced to 23 years' jail and the maximum 24 strokes of the cane. Raymond POK, 26, posed as a teenager and lured three girls, two aged 14, and one aged 13, into his trap. (4)

The Colbar restaurant and two adjoining shops in Portsdown Road estate will be torn down to make way for a new road linking Queensway to the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE). Aside from the three shops, the Gloucester Archery Range and Field, and the Temasek Club's driving range will also have to go. (H1)

Printing assistant QUAK Yik Yin, 48 was yesterday sentenced to six years' jail and 12 strokes of the cane after he pleaded guilty to three counts of molesting and wrongfully restraining his 21-year-old Indonesian maid at his flat in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3.

A youth-oriented L2 "concept floor" will open next month inside the Cathay Cineleisure retail and entertainment complex. The upgraded second-level retail floor will have 25 shop-units carved out of 15,000 sq ft of space vacated by former tenants, which included Chinois Chinois Bar and Viva Music Hub. L2's space is bigger than that of Parco Bugis Junction's Edge (10,000 sq ft) but smaller than the spaces of The Heeren's Annex (20,000 sq ft) and Far East Plaza's Level One (45,000 sq ft). The complex's two-storey mock gorilla has been removed to accommodate L2's gold and blue logo. (A14)




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