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Begging to differ on street urchins

IN SAIGON recently, I was reminded of the irritations of beggary. It is advisable not to pronounce that in pretentious imitation of an upper class English accent or it could come out as something quite different. I saw no evidence of that in Saigon.

Sunday, 30 April, 1995, 12:00am

Fears for elderly as costs soar

ELDERLY people might be forced onto the streets because of plans by private homes for the aged for a big increase in charges, operators said.

The warning came as the Association for the Private Homes for the Elderly agreed an increase - up to more than $1,000 a month - to cover pay rises for staff and improvements.

28 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Council trying to move homeless from park

YOUR correspondent To Kin-yi raised concern about the Urban Council's Battery Street sitting-out area being occupied by street-sleepers (South China Morning Post, November 7).

26 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

China Jump on a lively new high

BRUCE Musick of the China Jump was in a philosophical mood yesterday as he looked back at the cocktail bar's first year in business - which it is celebrating with a circus theme party next week.

The past 12 months at The Jump had been rather like a clown's trapeze act - ''plenty of ups and downs'', he said.

30 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

No time for stage fright

SOME children will be making important career decisions tomorrow.

Undoubtedly, over the next month, a number of those who attend the Fuji Film International Children's Festival at Kids' World Theatre, in Ocean Park, will decide that they want to take to the stage.

16 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Veteran athlete sets pace for youth

AT 36 years old, Gillian Castka does not look or feel like a veteran of anything.

But once she had passed her 35th birthday, Castka found herself automatically placed in the veteran category for all the athletic events she entered.

12 Jul 1993 - 12:00am

Well done STAR TV

I REFER to the letter from Mr N. D. Jagoe (South China Morning Post, April 28) and the subsequent letter from R. Davies (Post, April 30).

3 May 1993 - 12:00am

Underground performers

SLENDER Susan Pendlebury stopped at the bottom of the stairs from the Jardine Bazaar entrance to the Causeway Bay MTR.

It was morning rush hour and foot traffic was heavy. Thanks to a signal failure in the depths, it was coming up the escalator in large, stressed lumps. Susan dropped down, cross-legged against a wall and took out her violin.

2 May 1993 - 12:00am

No compassion

MANY young people do not like to live with their elderly parents because they believe they will be too much of a burden. So they allow them to live alone or put them in old people's homes.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am