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Volume 03

1Casa News from Spain - No. 3
 
Guardia Civil of Álora - 24 hour service to the people - a great achievement. From October 14 the barracks of the Civil Watch of Álora will be open 24 hours. Next to that of Coín, it will be the only one in the whole Valley of the Guadalhorce.  
 
Licence Loss - drivers soon risk losing their licences by committing only three serious traffic offences. Spain’s new driving licence points system should be in operation by next summer. Each driver will begin with a 12 point credit (eight in the case of new drivers and repeat offenders) and points will be deducted as offences are committed. Drunk driving will result in a loss of four or six points, depending on the alcohol level recorded, and reckless driving and speeding can also result in six point losses - Sur in English 29 October to 4 November 2004.
 
Malaga C.F. - Malaga 1 - Deportivo 1.  Wanchope scored after 6 minutes to put Malaga ahead.  The home team scored again with a shot from Leko but the referee had already blown for an off side decision against Wanchope.  Towards the end of the game substitute Diego Tristán headed a late equalizer to gain a draw for Deportivo.
 
Malaga’s next La Liga game is this Sunday October 31st and is a local derby against Real Betis, kick off at 21.00 hours. The next home game is against Real Madrid on Sunday 7th November.
 
 
 
World Rally Championship comes to Spain – The 40th Rally Catalunya, based in the seaside town of Lloret de Mar, is the penultimate round of the year and the final European event on the calendar.
 
Spain will also host the final round of the 2004 Junior World Rally Championship, where one of four drivers will secure the title.
 
Lloret de Mar will host the ceremonial start on Thursday 21 October before the event proper gets underway on Friday morning, with the first stage taking place at 0906hrs.
 
Among the 20 stages are two runs through the famous St Julia stage on Saturday, before the winner is decided on Sunday in a ceremonial finish back in Lloret de Mar at 1500hrs. 
 
Rally Catalunya is the final asphalt event of the season, and the second successive rally to be held in the Mediterranean.
 
The Spanish are passionate about their rallying, and this season maybe more so than normal, as the 2004 Rally Catalunya will be the last time ‘King' Carlos Sainz competes in front of his adoring fans before retiring at the end of the year.
 
 
 
Red wine 'wards off lung cancer' - a team from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain found each glass a day reduced the risk of lung cancer by 13% compared to non-drinkers.
 
While studies have already suggested red wine can help reduce the risk of heart disease, it was not thought to offer protection against lung cancer.
Read the full story here. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3959121.stm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We are proud to announce the Joint Sponsorship of the Premier Showing of The Rat Pack at the World Renowned Hotel and Casino complex Hotel Torrequebrada in Benalmadena Costa. This spectacular show, Unique in Spain runs on Monday’s from 8th November 2004 to April 2005.
 
 
 
This is a new production, celebrating the incredible, vibrant singing talent of 3 World Famous entertainers and performers - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin - and some of the finest music and songs that have ever been recorded.
 
 
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin. These are names that have been immortalised on the silver screen and in the wider sphere of popular music. To many they are legends of the 20th century and icons of American history who, with their terrific energy and sheer talent, are still a force to be reckoned with.
 
 
So very popular in records, film and television, they were the Pioneer entertainers of Las Vegas. They got their kicks from performing live at their favourite venue: The Sands in Las Vegas.
 
 
Frank, Sammy and Dean made The Sands famous as word spread about their many appearances there, some of them were scheduled, and some not, many spontaneous performances were carried out, in all cases their zany banter and jokes were always present as they pulled on one another both on and off stage. When the Rat Pack were in town everybody had the best of times and everybody made money. Everybody partied hard and everybody who was anybody wanted to be a part of the hottest and coolest exclusive club the world has seen... The Rat Pack.
 
More details? info@ratpackspain.com or http://www.ratpackspain.com/
 
Here is a link to the Venue http://www.torrequebrada.com/en/portada.html