Ice dealer jailed after police drugs sting
A dealer of the drug Ice has been jailed for six years and eight months after taking orders from a policeman posing as a buyer. Joe Wong Yuk-lun, 29, pleaded guilty in the Court of First Instance to four counts of trafficking dangerous drugs and a count of possession of dangerous drugs. He sold the officer 29.92 grams of the drug, with a street value of just under $11,000.
few get cholesterol checked, survey finds
More than half of local working-class people have never had their cholesterol checked, a University of Hong Kong survey has found. The survey found that while 87 per cent of 512 respondents were aware that high cholesterol levels could cause heart disease, only 27 per cent had had their levels checked in the previous 12 months.
applications on hand for next year's primary one
Parents who want to apply for a Primary One place in government or aided schools for their children next September can obtain application forms from now until September 30. Information is available from the Education and Manpower Bureau's 24-hour hotline at 2891 0088 and its homepage, www.emb.gov.hk.
concrete fall hurts man
A security guard suffered an injured shoulder when he was hit by debris from a square-metre slab of concrete that peeled away from a block of luxury flats in Mid-Levels. The 34-year-old man was treated at Queen Mary Hospital.