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  1. Slice of life

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher Excerpts from the South China Morning Post this week in 1972 In a daring pre-dawn raid on the Olympic Games village in Munich, a five-man Arab squad shot dead two Israeli athletes, wounded several others and captured more than 20. Hundreds of Bavarian policemen and army snipers moved into the village as the Arabs held 13 members of the Israeli team ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/515069/slice-life
  2. slice of life

    Posted Aug 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher Excerpts from the South China Morning Post, published this week in 1957 Sir Alexander Grantham, the governor, was to retire at the end of the year. The official ... Virginia, called president Eisenhower a lousy liar for denying responsibility for killing a US$1.5 million school construction bill. Mr Bailey, a chief sponsor of the measure, also said president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/510632/slice-life
  3. Small Portuguese community loses tireless champion

    Posted Dec 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Cassiano Dias Azedo (1914-2005) Cassiano Ricardo Dias Azedo was a tireless champion of the Portuguese community in Hong Kong. He was a greatly admired and respected member of Club Lusitano and his many qualities and generosity were rewarded when he was elected its first life member. Azedo was an honourable man, loyal to his family, his friends and his home- which he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/527573
  4. Slice of life

    Posted Jul 12th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1979 The Skylab deathwatch began in earnest as the huge American space laboratory neared the end of its long space journey and was heading for a flaming plunge back to Earth. Representatives of several federal agencies gathered in Washington to keep track of Skylab's final hours and take emergency action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/507980/slice-life
  5. Slice of life

    Posted May 10th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1981 Pope John Paul II was hit by three bullets when a gunman opened fire on him at close range in St Peter's Square in Rome. Vatican Radio said the bullets were removed in an operation at Gemelli Hospital and said they had 'struck no vital organs'. He was hit in the left hand, the right arm ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/499979/slice-life
  6. slice of life

    Posted Jan 18th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1961 John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 43, the youngest man and first Catholic elected president of the United States, took the oath of office on a freezing day in Washington. In his inaugural address, he called on the world to begin a new quest for peace to save mankind from its 'final war'. He pledged ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/485996/slice-life
  7. Slice of life

    Posted Dec 20th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1964 Radio Hongkong's fifth Operation Santa Claus exceeded all expectations when it ended with a record $86,746.88 pledged to help make a happy Christmas for the colony's underprivileged children. The climax of the three-night operation was a 'cold plunge' into the harbour by three ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/530006
  8. slice of life

    Posted Nov 15th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher Excerpts from the South China Morning Post this week in 1966 A broker admitted in court that he had cheated an amah out of $12,000 on the pretext of getting her sons out of China. Edwin Leung Kwok-to pleaded guilty and was remanded for a probation officer's report. Leung cheated the woman by transferring money from her bank account into another ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/524989
  9. slice of life

    Posted Nov 08th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher Excerpts from the South China Morning Post this week in 1960 Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy beat vice-president Richard Nixon in a suspense-laden photo finish in the US presidential elections. The victory made the 43-year-old Democrat the first Catholic, the youngest man and the first son of the 20th century to be elected president of the United States. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/524001
  10. 'Voice of Burma' at the forefront of many battles

    Posted Oct 24th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Harriette Yapp never imagined, as she sailed through life as a successful career woman, wife, mother and activist, she would spend her last 28 years as an inspiration to all who came into contact with her. Her greatest challenge began in 1977 after a stroke that left her paralysed on her right side and unable to speak for 10 years. She later described that decade, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/521822

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