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  1. Village drunks face women's ire

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... labourers on cheap alcohol known as arrack and then come home and beat their wives. When a group of more than 300 women began patrolling some of the spirits outlets in the area, the atmosphere ... to shut shop, draining litres of alcohol, publicly humiliating drunks (including shaving their heads) and patrolling the streets at night for any unsteady male who might be planning to go home ...

  2. Euphoria!

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... a positive attitude. Drugs, alcohol, certain types of food such as chocolate and chillis, have also been found to cause the brain to produce endorphins, but often with some unwanted side effects. One ...

  3. Talkback

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q What is the point of flash-mobbing when everyone already knows the plan? Well the answer is, there is no point, and that is exactly why what you did in writing about Friday's event in advance was so dumb! And that is why the organisers had to chang ...

  4. Cheers, China's catching up

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology. Mao tai jiu has an alcohol content of close to 55 per cent. 'Drinking wines with higher alcohol content on an empty stomach can cause stomach ulcers,' Mr Chung added. Excessive alcohol could also lead to hepatic cirrhosis, a fatal condition in which the liver becomes inflamed. ...

  5. Now is the time to stop stalkers in their tracks

    Posted Oct 05th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The brutal murder of Ruth Chan Yin-cheung at the hands of her former lover is a tragedy which could have been avoided. Her killer, a serving policeman, had been persistently stalking the young bank clerk since she ended their relationship. He stabbed her ...

  6. Talkback

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Q Should a child's appearance be a factor in an underage sex case? Child sexual abuse is not caused by children, it is caused by perpetrators. As long as we continue to find excuses ... need to believe that our children are safe by hanging on to our illusion that sexual abuse happens to children because of their behaviour or their appearance. So the myth tells us, if we can ...

  7. Mainland 'vice squads' are warned to clean up their acts

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... as well. 'I dare not touch a drop of beer, even when I'm off duty.' Given that three of the instant-sacking offences relate to drinking, abuse of alcohol is seen as a chronic problem ...

  8. Man jailed over attack that killed teenager

    Posted Jul 09th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that morning. Mr Lo said Poon had allegedly verbally abused Mr Tsui several days before the incident. Poon was struck on the back of the head and body with folding chairs and stools, and was kicked ... injuries to his head, trunk, limbs and spleen. In mitigation, barrister Robert Forrest said the defendant was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the offence and he was remorseful ...


    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Kevin Sinclair SHAOXING RICE WINE Wing Sang, $14 About 20 years ago, I went to a wine tasting at the venerable Shaoxing Winery in Zhejiang province. The winery makes more than 17,500 tons of sweet rice wine a year. One version of the wine is Wing San ...

  10. Suffering children

    Posted Dec 27th 2003, 12:00am by Mutsuko Murakami

    ... children in foster care were war orphans or children of poor families. 'Today, they come to us not for financial reasons; most of the children at our home are victims of child abuse,' he said. Kobokan's home for needy children is one of 550 such institutions in Japan, which care for 37,000 children. More than half the children in these homes were abused- physically, ...




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