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  1. Virginia Maher 1945-2007

    Posted Apr 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Every Tuesday for the past three years, Virginia Maher compiled the Slice of Life column in this space, recounting stories published in the South China Morning Post in years gone by. ... sending a reporter on an assignment or convincing friends to visit sick children in a New Territories hospital, Virginia Maher's oft-heard phrase was 'Off you go'. Nobody argued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588328/virginia-maher-1945-2007
  2. Virginia Tech massacre

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... place? On April 16. There were two separate attacks, about two hours apart. The first one occurred at about 7.15am. Where? On the campus of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia. Who? The gunman was a 23-year-old student called Cho Seung-hui (below). He was born in South Korea and grew up in northern Virginia. He was a fourth year English major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/590262/virginia-tech-massacre
  3. Talkback

    Posted Apr 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lamma On other matters... The obituary for Virginia Maher in the Post on April 10 didn't mention yet another of her favourite charities, Hong Kong Dog Rescue. Virginia would spend every ... that would keep Virginia away from the dogs she loved and cared about so much. Her last message before she died was that she would be back to work on Wednesday and couldn't wait to see all her ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/588570/talkback
  4. Slice of Life

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1981 A bomb attack on the Hong Kong headquarters of the Shell Oil Company in Central resulted in an office messenger being injured and debris scattered across a substantial portion of the 16th floor of Shell House in Queen's Road. Glass, wood splinters, chunks of wood and twisted metal from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/587622/slice-life
  5. Slice of Life

    Posted Mar 27th 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in: 1979 Hong Kong's second airport could be built across the border on the mainland, Hilton Cheong-Leen proposed in the Legislative Council. 'Since relations with China are expected to improve in the long term, perhaps the alternative of building a second airport across the Shumchun border, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586570/slice-life
  6. slice of life

    Posted Mar 20th 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1967 The US Secretary of State, Dean Rusk, was accused of committing one of the greatest post-war blunders in the handling of the defection of Stalin's daughter from the Soviet Union. Edward Derwinski, a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, demanded in a letter that Rusk disclose fully ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/585725/slice-life
  7. slice of life

    Posted Mar 06th 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1969 In a move that probably contributed to the poor standards of English today, the University of Hong Kong did away with the requirement of a pass in the Use of English Examination for admission. However, all candidates wishing to enter the university were still required to take ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/583917/slice-life
  8. slice of life

    Posted Jan 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1950 India became a full-fledged republic with the inauguration of its new constitution and the installation of its first president. At solemn ceremonies in the former throne room of Britain's viceroys, the retiring governor-general read the proclamation of the republic. India, a British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/579256/slice-life
  9. slice of life

    Posted Jan 09th 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1974 Most of the legal profession in Hong Kong dropped in at the Supreme Court during the week to listen to Superintendent Ernest Hunt's lawyers fight his battle against a conviction under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance. In November 1973, Hunt was jailed for one year by a Victoria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577941/slice-life
  10. slice of life

    Posted Jan 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1946 Looking forward: 'There are few years that we bury without regret, and many would include 1945 among them- not for its own disillusionment alone, but because it was the last year of a bitter period. The tendency is to wrap up the four years since December 1941 into one unwanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/577223/slice-life

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