A bad week for ...
Hong Kong Sevens
The Hong Kong Sevens has lost its position as top dog. For years, it has offered more points to the champions than the other eight legs of the Sevens World Series but the International Rugby Board has now ruled a level playing field must apply. Hong Kong Rugby Football Union chairman Trevor Gregory said. 'We have lost our status.'
The 68-year-old retired sheriff of Arapahoe County, Colorado, was arrested by ex-colleagues and accused of trying to swap methamphetamines for sex with a man. The 2001 'National Sheriff of the Year' has been held at a jail that bears his name. 'This is a sad time for our community,' said Grayson Robinson, the current sheriff, who served under Sullivan.
The 28-year-old former Taiwanese beauty queen and pilot was arrested by US immigration officials and charged with enrolling foreign students from Egypt, Sri Lanka and Taiwan at her California flight school on fraudulent visas and without authorisation. Officials say she fell foul of rules brought in after four of the September 11 hijackers were found to have had flight training in the US. She was released on a US$40,000 (HK$311,000) bond with electronic monitoring. A preliminary hearing is set for December 21. She faces up to 10 years' jail if convicted.