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The WEATHER on SATURDAY (8 Feb 2003): Partly cloudy with showers in the afternoon, mainly over western, central and southern Singapore.  WEATHER OUTLOOK:  SUNDAY & MONDAY: Afternoon showers can be expected.     WATER TIDES (this month)  High tide   3.13am  2.5m   3.11pm   2.5m  SUN Sunrise  7.17am    Sunset  7.21pm   MOON  Moonrise  12.07pm   Moonset  -    PSI: 39 (good)   TEMPERATURE: 24-32 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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As part of the publicity for Drama Box’s Main Season 2003 curtain-raiser--Cloud Nine by acclaimed British feminist playwright Caryl Churchill—and aim in 2003 to educate the audience prior to watching the performance, the company will be presenting A City on Cloud Nine on Friday 21 Feb 2003 from 7pm to 8pm.

A City on Cloud Nine is not a mere excerpt from Cloud Nine itself, but an original devised performance which introduces the issues of gender politics, social roles and identity inherent in the latter.

Two actors play a strangely loving couple who will journey through public spaces from Raffles Place to library@esplanade, stopping at times to interact with each other, onlookers and objects. Several scenes will be created out of the most ordinary routine of everyday life; what ensues when SHE chains him up while she visits the toilet or when HE decides to purchase horny goat weed?

Crewmembers will follow the cast to distribute Cloud Nine handbills to onlookers. When and wherever possible, a ticket booth, a mini-exhibition and a book display of Caryl Churchill’s works will be erected at the end point.

Drama Box's Cloud Nine will go on stage at Theatre Studio, Esplanade - Theatres On The Bay from 20 - 23 Mar 2003. Rating: NC (16). For more information, visit www.dramabox.org

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Friday
14 February 2003

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Senior Minister LEE Kuan Yew last night warned of the short-term risk of a global recession caused by a war on Iraq. This would happen if the Iraqis destroyed their oil fields, as well as those in neighbouring Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, as this could drive oil prices as high as US$50 a barrel. On the other hand, if the oil fields remained intact, oil prices could fall after a war and fuel a global recovery. (1)

In court yesterday, Audrey ONG, 23, was jailed for 12 years after she pleaded guilty to two charges of helping her British boss, Michael McCrea, 44, dispose of the bodies of two people he had murdered and removing bloodstains from the apartment they were killed in on 2 Jan 2002. (4)

The Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple in Ceylon Road, which was reconsecrated yesterday, was formally earmarked as a historic site by the National Heritage Board. The temple, which underwent a S$7 million renovation, dates back to the late 1800s. (6)

A newborn baby boy was found dead outside a flat in Jurong East yesterday afternoon. The child had been wrapped in an orange towel and left outside the home of Madam Margaret Verma on the 22nd storey of Block 201 in Jurong East Street 21. (H2)

Some Housing Board staff will be offered early retirement when HDB restructures itself. HDB has 8,246 employees currently. (H8)

NTU students are to get eight new hostels, which will be ready in 2008. The seven-storey buildings offer an additional 5,000 places, allowing eight in 10 undergraduates to live on campus. Currently, about five in 10 of the 16,000 students stay in the university's 15 hostels, which are four to five storeys high. The new halls will be built on the periphery of the campus in Nanyang Avenue, near the Jurong West Extension. (H13)

A part-time IT trainer who molested 20 of his young pupils, aged between 6 and 7, in a primary school was yesterday sentenced to six years' jail and the maximum 24 strokes of the cane. The school is in the eastern aprt of Singapore. (H15)

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New Delhi: India was preparing to test-fire a long-range ballistic missile capable of hitting targets deep inside China, sources said yesterday. Highly placed sources from India's defence research organisation said the earliest probable launch of Agni-III would be after the end of the Indian monsoon season in September. (4)

 

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London: Anti-terrorism police detained seven people in co-ordinated early morning raids in four cities in Scotland and England on Thursday. Two men were arrested in London, two in Edinburgh, one man in Manchester and a man and woman in Glasgow. Officials linked the operations to recent arrests of North Africans charged with plotting attacks with ricin, a deadly toxin. (10)

 

  

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