I think it was part of the architects original intention that one shouldn't be just dotting individual houses along streets and hoping that they work in their own right. Then the anger came.' Debbie, who describes herself as 'a jokey sort of person,' had emphatically told schoolfriends: 'No strippagrams.'Like those on the periphery (my son and others walked away because of Debbie's embarrassment, and their own), when the moment came she had no choice. DOROTHY L SAYERS insisted on the 'L'. COOKSON used to be the most boring company in the FT-SE 100.
Even allowing for Matthaus's impressive revival, this sounded like a convenient exaggeration.It obscured the Germans' tactical superiority, the fluency that arises from a system of development that puts English football to shame. There wasn't one before because, McIndoe says, 'you don't have planned maintenance if you are watching your costs too carefully'.Ralston Purina has brought a touch of America in the form of exhortational signs 'Do things right - 85/0.5,' one of them says. Many people see only the police uniform, not the person inside it. In recent years 'kiss and tell' sex scandals have been more usual. Referring to a KGB file numbered 2326, it said she had been captured in 1945, flown to Moscow and jailed for 25 years. 'The proportion of staff wages had risen to over 90 per cent. 'There's enormous pressure to conform, to sell yourself as something more than you are, to put on an act All those TV cameras, constituents, receptions.
A spiral of decline can set in as a school becomes unpopular, in which bad management, poor behaviour by pupils and falling morale among teachers reinforce each other.The evidence from overseas, particularly North America, is that schools take five to seven years to turn round - a generation of pupils - although Professor Mortimore believes that this could be speeded up and three years would be a realistic goal.But he warns against unrealistic expectations for schools in tough inner-city areas which will probably not rank highly in examination league tables even when they operate effectively.'It's easy to turn round a school that has had bad management but reasonably advantaged and motivated students. 'I inherited this tour,' Rowell growled, as if his predecessor, Geoff Cooke, or someone else had been in league with the devil, or anyway the South African Rugby Football Union.On Saturday, England had the excuse that they were up against opposition of the highest calibre, but at the same time the pernicious message of Transvaal's captivating free-running attack and counter-attack was that England are in a different class. In that respect the Royal Philharmonic's all-Sir Peter Maxwell Davies programme on Wednesday (at the Royal Festival Hall, London) looked sensible enough on paper. On a Biman Bangladesh flight, stewardesses had to lift food trolleys over television sets and huge bags in the aisles; on some flights in the former Soviet Union, there is standing room only for some passengers.The defensive flyer should also be prepared for bumping: to fill the seats, airlines overbook every popular flight knowing there will be 'no-show' passengers. Constantine Capsaskis, banker: born Zakynthos, Greece 1923; Managing Director, Ergobank SA 1975-88, Chairman of the Board 1975-93; married 1955 Despina Zervoudachi (one son); died Athens 29 October 1993. It's true that the 'floor of a room filled with lots of the same kind of thing' has become an established artistic genre - but this is far and away its most breathtaking manifestation.It's another half-life effect, like a waiting-room of the unborn.