Morning newspapers – 30 November 2007

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Students have divided opinions on the national student demonstration planned for today, Trouw writes. The newspaper talks to a school in Wageningen, where some students say they will not join the protest because they do not want to be associated with troublemakers. Others are confident it will not get out of hand this time. But they all agree that the minimum classroom hour requirement of 1,040 hours must be reduced. Trouw reports that Labour PvdA and Christian Democrats CDA also have their doubts about th

Students have divided opinions on the national student demonstration planned for today, Trouw writes. The newspaper talks to a school in Wageningen, where some students say they will not join the protest because they do not want to be associated with troublemakers. Others are confident it will not get out of hand this time. But they all agree that the minimum classroom hour requirement of 1,040 hours must be reduced. Trouw reports that Labour PvdA and Christian Democrats CDA also have their doubts about the minimum requirement.

Miss Netherlands Melissa Sneekes will take part in the Miss World pageant in China this weekend. She has a chance, says top stylist Graziella Ferraro in Sp!ts: "She has beautiful hair, an open face, a good figure: on the whole she gives an exceptional impression." Experts say the favourites are the fanatic contestants from Latin America, like Miss Colombia, Miss Venezuela and Miss Ecuador.

The public prosecution department is succeeding at confiscating more criminal money than ever before, the Volkskrant reports. The expected yield for 2007 is EUR 22 million, compared to just EUR 11 million confiscated from convicts in 2005. The largest single seizure in 2007 was EUR 5 million from drug dealer Charles Z.

The private clinic in Bilthoven that was in the news last month after a patient's death has resumed its controversial cancer treatment. The Volkskrant reports this. The Healthcare Inspectorate and public prosecution department are investigating the treatment, which may have proved fatal for a 58-year-old woman who was being treated at the clinic in Bilthoven. The Inspectorate had asked the clinic to suspect the treatment until the outcome of the investigation was known.

The AD is reporting on a new dating trend: light dating. Singles can use the Living Colors LED lamp from Philips to give their interior lighting a personal touch with their favourite colour. If a neighbour puts on the same colour, there is a match. The one "colour flirter" will have to take the plunge and ring the other's doorbell of course. Several relationships have allegedly already started this way. Light therapist Jacqie van Rhee advises against red: "Red, especially bright red, provokes rage in many people." One can think of other misunderstandings that might arise…

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