Morning newspapers – 9 November 2007

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"Drinkers lose control," is the headline in Sp!ts to an article on irresponsible violent youths at bars and nightclubs. They "go completely over the edge" under the influence of drugs and alcohol, the newspaper writes. "Completely irrational, they see nothing and do anything. And we are going to be faced with this increasingly in the coming years," predicts criminologist Balthazar Beke, who spoke at the conference Youth under the Influence

"Drinkers lose control," is the headline in Sp!ts to an article on irresponsible violent youths at bars and nightclubs. They "go completely over the edge" under the influence of drugs and alcohol, the newspaper writes. "Completely irrational, they see nothing and do anything. And we are going to be faced with this increasingly in the coming years," predicts criminologist Balthazar Beke, who spoke at the conference Youth under the Influence

One of the measures proposed by Minister Rouvoet to combat alcohol abuse among youth is not feasible, the Telegraaf writes. His plan to ban the sale of breezers and other alcopops at supermarkets has to be scrapped. The drinks are in the same category as light alcoholic beverages like wine and beer, and these too would have to be banned in supermarkets if Rouvoet's plan were to be put into action. That, the minister feels, is going too far.

There was a bomb threat on an Amsterdam-bound Air Iran flight on Thursday, the Volkskrant reports. The aircraft was searched for explosives with specially trained sniffer dogs after landing, but nothing was found. There are reportedly indications that the bomb threat came from Arab separatists in Iran, namely the ALO organisation led by Maastricht resident Abdullah al-Mansouri. Al Mansouri is currently in prison in Iran and in danger of being sentenced to death.

The front page of the Telegraaf shows a photo of the "Cavalli hysteria" that broke loose in the H&M store on the Kalverstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday. The newspaper writes that shoppers really pulled out all the stops to get their hands on clothing designed for H&M by Roberto Cavalli. "Customers scratched and bit each other, overturned barriers and stripped mannequins just to get something from the Italian designer," the Telegraaf reports.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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