20 YEARS AGO

Rutherglen Reformer - - Memory Lane -

Halfway coun­cil­lor and Labour party stal­wart Andy McGowan an­nounced he was stand­ing down due to health rea­sons, in a move that left party col­leagues reel­ing.

A West­burn shop owner hit out after he sold his shop due to suf­fer­ing 16 years of racist abuse.

The Scot­land Against Drugs cam­paign warned that time was run­ning out if West­burn was still want­ing cash for a vi­tal new youth ini­tia­tive.

The Re­former told how a sales clerkess at Greggs in Ruther­glen had trav­elled down to Manch­ester to see her mu­sic idol Barry Manilow in con­cert - hav­ing seen the crooner 80 times be­fore.

Cam­bus­lang Rangers crashed out of the League Cup at the first hur­dle, los­ing 2-1 at home to Neil­ston.

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