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Singapore last year reversed its decades-old ban on casino gambling, and said it would award licenses to operate a casino resort at Marina Bay and another on the resort island of Sentosa to boost tourism and help the city-state shed its straight-laced image.
A popular actor known for his portrayal of a gay persona long before Ellen, Rosie, or "Will & Grace", Lynde dared to sneak doses of slanted wit into American living rooms during a noticeably more straight-laced era than today.
He was conservative in the same paradoxical way as the Dutch themselves have often appeared to be--at once straight-laced traditional and highly liberal or for-ward-looking.
But when your normally straight-laced and very sensible girlfriend ends up in bed with your mother and your mother's boyfriend, you really have got something to worry about.
The whole cast links well, but Ann Marlow in particular is terrific as straight-laced daughter Madge, while Mandi Nichols is a delight as the effervescent Carol.
Having been raised in an orphanage, straight-laced Isabel is firmly dedicated to the right-to-life movement.
Reexamining that event through vivid archival footage (including images of straight-laced suburban Massachusetts citizens joining the fray), this documentary makes it clear that this and other antiwar protests were as much a part of the American mainstream as of the counterculture.
Through Neville, we meet his straight-laced brother Matt (Martin Cummins), a second-rate boxer determined to succeed, and Niko (hip-hop sensation Deborah Cox in her first movie film role), a sultry singer who falls for Neville despite herself.
That does not mean they are straight-laced and dour, though; indeed, they are quite musically enjoyable.
Instead, he is out to change EDS, the straight-laced operator of technology functions that the mercurial Ross Perot founded in 1962 and sold to General Motors in 1984.
After butting heads with a number of Burmese customs, the rather straight-laced delegation concluded a deal and headed for home.
A wrinkle or slouch in a boot gives the normally straight-laced look a funky edge.