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  1. Anthony Lawrence

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

    ... Veteran writer and broadcaster, Anthony Lawrence, 91, remembers how his heart sank when he was appointed a BBC correspondent in 1956, but offered Singapore as his posting. He couldn't stand the heat and realised the job would involve covering all sor ...

  2. Anders Gustav Nelsson

    Posted Aug 25th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Anders Gustav Nelsson Anders Gustav Nelsson, 57, became a Hong Kong teen idol in the days before Canto-pop as lead singer of The Kontinentals (right). A born entrepreneur, Nelsson stopped performing when he turned 30, but continued in the field as a promo ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Slice of life

    Posted Dec 12th 2006, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the pages of the South China Morning Post this week in 1941 In spite of seven air raid alarms, the second day of the war with Japan found the locals so calm that a warning had to be issued to civilians to take proper shelter during raids. Japanese planes appeared over the colony during some of the alarms but did little damage. They were greeted with earnest ...

  5. A history of helping those in need

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher For 102 years, the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong has run programmes designed, in its own words, to build a civil and compassionate Hong Kong, encourage youth leadership, promote Christian ethics, help the underprivileged, and help its members to become good citizens. It was set up alongside its English-speaking counterpart in 1901, moving to Wyndham Street, Central when ...

  6. Readers do their bit for war effort

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Virginia Maher The South China Morning Post raised a total $2,748,068.60 for a war fund it launched in 1940. The second world war was under way in Europe when the paper kicked off the fund in June 1940 with a donation of $5,000. Members of the public were asked to add their contributions. They responded in style- more than $1 million was collected in the first week alone. One ...

  7. Making a difference

    Posted Nov 06th 2003, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... The Post has long played a major role in helping to gather money for the sick and disadvantaged as well as raising public awareness of their plight. Over the next four pages, Virginia Maher highlights some of the paper's notable successes Hong Kong may be more renowned for its spirit of enterprise than its spirit of generosity, but time and again its people have proved ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. slice of life

    Posted May 25th 2004, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... Compiled by Virginia Maher From the South China Morning Post this week in 1964 Jawaharlal Nehru, builder of modern India and prime minister since 1947, died of a heart attack at his home in New Delhi. He was 74. A shocked Parliament heard the announcement: 'The prime minister is no more. The light is out.' Nehru- 'Panditji' to the millions of Indians who ...

  10. 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, ...




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