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  1. Virginia Maher

    Posted Dec 29th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher For the past year, Virginia Maher has uncovered a series of fascinating personal accounts of the lives of some of Hong Kong's most interesting people. In this, her final Past Times submission, the woman behind the column reveals the story behind the columnist. I was born in China 57 years ago and moved to Macau in 1951, where our family was housed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/439414/virginia-maher
  2. A working holiday for East Timor's president

    Posted Sep 08th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao and his family are making their first private visit to China since he was elected in 2002. Mr Gusmao, his wife Kirsty and two sons had a stopover at Chek Lap Kok on their way to Shenyang. It is the third visit to China for the former rebel leader and his wife. 'We are going to China because some of our Chinese business friends ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/469517/working-holiday-east-timors-president
  3. slice of life

    Posted Mar 30th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1955 Britain's leading umbrella makers were up in arms, protesting loudly to the British Board of Trade ... lives that week alone. In a bitter personal attack, West Virginia Democrat senator Matthew Neely accused president Dwight Eisenhower of being an 'Alice in Wonderland' and compared his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/450312/slice-life
  4. Respected news hound loved living in the firing line

    Posted Jul 26th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Tommy Lewis 1939- 2004 Thomas Victor Lewis, aka sai fei, was a pioneer in newspaper reporting in Hong Kong. In his 45 years in journalism, he set the standards for those who came after him. He was always at the forefront of dangerous jobs, came within a whisker of losing his life- and relished every minute of it. It was a remarkable career for someone who wanted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/464349/respected-news-hound-loved-living-firing-line
  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 May 18th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1958 Magistrate Hin Shing-lo had the unenviable task of unravelling a maintenance case in which the bridegroom at a Chinese wedding was said to have been represented by a rooster. A summons brought against Wat Kam-sang, 60, by 53-year-old Chan Kam alleged that Wat had, since 1937, wilfully neglected to pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/456201/slice-life
  7. THE CENTENARIANS

    Posted Oct 30th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Wan Hang, 100, readily admits that she was a stern and stubborn mother towards her five sons and five daughters- all of whom lived into adulthood. She also says she treated her children equally, except in one way: the boys were educated and the girls were not. It was not because they could not afford to put all the children through school, because they were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432802/centenarians
  8. slice of life

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1977 The king is dead. Elvis Aaron Presley, the Mississippi farmer's son who launched his own record career and became America's greatest rock star, died of a heart attack. He was 42. From his emergence in the mid-1950s, Presley, whose records sold millions and films played to hordes, shaped American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466842/slice-life
  9. Slice of life

    Posted Jul 19th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1973 The popular Chinese martial artist/actor Bruce Lee died in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where he was taken after complaining of feeling unwell. Doctors administered oxygen, but he died 31/2 hours after admission. He was survived by his wife, Linda, and two children. Bruce Lee was from an acting family. His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/508807/slice-life
  10. Aileen Bridgewater

    Posted Oct 27th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher Aileen Bridgewater, 69, arrived in Hong Kong in the early 1960s, having worked at the BBC. She joined Radio Hong Kong before she moved to Commercial Radio, where she became the station's long-standing talk-show host. She recalls how her work on radio helped lead to the launch of Helping Hand, the charity that caters for the homeless elderly, and the Kidney Patients' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432467/aileen-bridgewater

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