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Evening Standard from London, Greater London, England • 14

Evening Standardi
London, Greater London, England
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EVENING STANDARD Mimi Rogers withdraws Tom Cruise sex claims 14 MONDAY 1 MARCH 1993 BR light show in a dark comer by Dick Murray CASH-STARVED British Rail has spent £20000 on three holograms for the benefit of passengers at Victoria station But the holograms are tucked out of sight on a first-floor shopping precinct and will not be seen by the majority of the 200000 daily users Asked why the holograms showing Queen Victoria and the station concourse were situated out of the way between the Witherspoon pub and WH Smith a BR spokesman said: is for He added: will be seen by a fair number of using the pub and from Gerard Evans in Los Angeles ACTRESS Mimi Rogers is frantically withdrawing claims that former husband Tom Cruise hardly ever made love to her during their brief marriage Rogers 37 has appeared on US television to say her claims in Playboy magazine were merely a Joke but in private is telling friends that powerftil Hollywood cronies threatened to ruin her career unless she changed her story A friend of Rogers said: his agents and certain studios were furious about what Mimi said in Playboy She was told in no uncertain terms that her career would be over unless she put things It is also claimed Rogers' divorce settlement in 1991 gave her $4m in return for keeping silent about the marriage and she had been warned she could lose her fortune At the weekend a flustered Rogers appeared on America's Tonight Show She said: came up with what I thought was a ridiculous story about how we split up because Tom was thinking of becoming a monk and needed to be celibate I was kidding It was a She has also written to Playboy suggesting her remarks were playftil and completely in Playboy is standing by its interview Actress Mimi Rogers: "It was a joke1 Tom Cruise: Friends in Hollywood immee in house in Vernon Road when two men on a motorbike started Mr Lawrence said neither he nor his sons had received any threat Neighbours re- They mark the completion of Victoria Island the final phase in the £178 million redevelopment of the London terminus The Island 25000 sq feet of commercial development on two levels is the last piece of the jigsaw which unites a station that used to exist virtually in separate halves Project manager Barrie Howard said: was always our intention to make Victoria into one station result is that we have opened up the station It now provides a much lighter brighter environment which is more in keeping with the needs of customers as we look towards the next Network SouthEast which transports 400000 passengers a day into London is engaged in a running battle over finances The network is on course to lose up to £200 million this year because of plummeting passenger numbers due to the recession A number of NSE reports have warned that unless extra cash is pumped in services will deteriorate or even stop on some lines Five Pcs hurt in weekend violence by Peter Dobbie A WEEKEND of violence has left a trail of injured police officers in hospital throughout the South In Essex Pc Vicky Wilson 22 suffered whiplash injuries after a car deliberately rammed her vehicle several times before driving off at speed It happened early today in Nags Head Lane Brentwood after the police patrol stopped a youth driving a Ford Capri Earlier two Thames Valley police officers were assaulted as they tried to make an arrest during a suspected burglary Pc Graham Nai-smith 22 and Sgt Raymond Scotcher were taken to hos- Eital after the attack at a ouse in The Pastures High Wycombe At Cookham Pc Alan Fairclough was attempting to breathalyse a motorist when the driver attacked him In Southampton Pc Russell White 21 is in hospital after being attacked in the Shirley area BULLETS ricocheted down a quiet residential street today as a pair of would-be gangland assassins tried to kill the owner of an east London despatch company in broad daylight The terrified target 27-year-old Darren Lawrence fled as the two leather-clad gunmen rode towards him on a powerftil black motorcycle Mr Lawrence was walking with his wife to the home of his brother David in Vernon Road Stratford at about 7am They were in nearby Far-ringford Road when they noticed two men sitting on the motorycle a Honda CX 500 As they passed the men whispered to each other and the pillion passenger jumped off the machlna and ran after the couple Mr Lawrence turned and assassination bid They were on the scene in minutes and sealed off the area but the gunmen had vanished The murder bid comes after the killing in Marylebone of businessman Donald Ur-quhart who was shot dead after he left a pub with his girlfriend At this stage detectives stress that there is no suggestion that the two incidents are connected But shooting is the latest in a long series of unsolved contract killings or attempted murders in the capital all following a familiar pattern an early-morning or late night by two men on a powerftil motorbike The family of Darren Lawrence said today they were mystified at the motive for the shooting His father Brian Lawrence said: got a clue going on Darren was Just walking round to his by Geoff Garvey and Nick Pryer saw the man aiming a revolver at him so he pushed his wife against the wall of a house as the gunman fired from less than 10 ft away The shot missed and Mr Lawrence ran across the road chased by toe gunman who fired a second time As more bullets ricocheted down the street Mr Lawrence ran into Vernon Road where a fifth shot was fired once again missing By then the gunman was so dose that when he went to fire again Mr Lawrence heard the click of the ham-mer Realising the gun was empty Mr Lawrence turned and began chasing the attacker who fled back to the motor bike and escaped Police said that Mr Lawrence had escaped what was a gan gland-8 1 le the time they looked out of the window the gunmen had escaped and Mr Lawrence had run into his brother house Outside John terraced home in Farringford Road a small bullet hole in the lower part of the living room window was the only sign of the shooting Mr Fumell said: heard the three shots and someone screaming and shouting at about 7am this morning looked out of the window but there was no-one in the street think any more of it until we came downstairs later and my wife noticed that there was a hole in a curtain and in the front Knife raiders hold babies as hostages UNWANTED HAIR GROWTH Superfluous hair on the face body or legs feels uncomfortable and looks unsightly CORRECTIVE TREATMENTS- Permanent removal by the STEREX BLEND method OR the RfE painless technique which remove hair and root bub without the need to touch the skin The SONY CM-H333 one of the SMALLEST pocket phones in the world s- Ky I "'V'SWF- i A GANG was being hunted today after two babies were held hostage with knives at their throats during a raid on a house in Milton Keynes The family who are Asian were terrorised after three Asians armed with kitchen knives burst into a house on the Heelands estate and stole more than £20000 in gold jewellery given as wedding presents and £1000 cash Detectives have been stunned by the crime which is a rare example of Asians attacking Asians The ordeal began at 930pm on Saturday when the 43-year-old grandmother was at home with her three daughters two grandchildren and her daughter-in-law One of the gang held a knife to toe grandmother and the other two held knives to the babies aged three months and 18 months before ransacking the house Detectives who have not named the victims for their own protection said the head of the family a wealthy restaurateur was at work One of the attackers was about 5ft llins and in his late twenties The second was about 5ft 4ins slim and aged about 17 while the third was 5ft 6ins chubby and in his early twenties -I Modern medical treatment can now correct the unsightly problem of broken veins HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS AVAILABLE THco-Medic: Hair and scalp problems and hair growth stimulant lotions if 9 hter-Hairi Remarkable 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