20 Thursday, 2 July 2009 London Lite Trafalgar Square plinth to open with a lot of hot air Prankster medics facearap MEDICAL students have been warned that any pranks or misbehaviour while at university could threaten their careers. Even loud music in halls can lead to fines and disciplinary action under new General Medical Council guidelines. The British Medical Associations conference heard that pranks such as setting off fire alarms could lead to permanent black marks. Some medics were disciplined for attending a lecture in dinner jackets after staying out all night. Solicitor jailed over stolen art A RETIRED solicitor has been jailed for four years for his part in the attempted sale of a 500,000 stolen painting. Anthony Blok, 72, of Fulham, tried to help his client sell the painting, which was stolen from an elderly woman, to galleries. Purple spuds cut cancer risk PURPLE sweet potatoes are being hailed as a new cancer- fighting superfood by US scientists. The unusual colour is caused by anthocyanin, which is also in blueberries and is believed to reduce risk of the disease. Prankster BY MARK BLUNDEN High hopes: Jill Gatcum will launch balloons from the plinth with a message attached on a card, below SHE says she cannot perform or entertain -- but Londoner Jill Gatcum will have an audience of thousands as one of the first ordi- nary men and women on Trafal- gar Squares fourth plinth. The 51-year-old IT consultant aims to release dozens of balloons during her hour in the spotlight to raise money for good causes. She is asking friends and sup- porters to buy a balloon with a charity donation and aims to inflate and release one every 60 seconds. Each will have a card asking the finder to make another donation and Ms Gatcum, of Marylebone, will record the result on website balloonfromtheplinth.co.uk. She said: I dont have any talent apart from being organ- ised. But I wanted to do some- thing jolly and unusual. She will be the third of the 2,400 people given an hour each on the plinth by random computer selection as part of Antony Gormleys living people sculpture, One And Other. Starting the project on Monday is Rachel Wa r d e l l , 3 5 , a mother-of-two from Lincolnshire, who will highlight the NSPCCs helpline for re por ting child abuse.Platform: The empty fourth plinth index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html