Karate teacher and fake Elvis' enmity is at heart of ricin letters case

Everett Dutschke works on his mini-van in his driveway in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo: Reuters

United States Federal agents invaded northeast Mississippi several days ago, on a mission: Find the man who sent a poison-laced letter to President Barack Obama.

Monday, 29 April, 2013, 3:26am

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Cabaret performer Rick Lau has built a devoted following in Hong Kong over the years with shows such as How Now Rick Lau and My Queer Valentine. And now he's back as a self-described combination of Barry Manilow, George Michael, Madonna and Frank Sinatra in his new show titled My Generation, which is playing this weekend at the Fringe Club.

22 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Ford County

Ford County by John Grisham Orion, HK$104

11 Jul 2010 - 12:00am


Grateful to a hard-working teacher

There are two kinds of teachers at my school. One type hopes students are on autopilot when it comes to studying and revision. The other type is willing to prepare notes and give students assignments.

12 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

'Dirty bomb' test for US cities

The United States is preparing for its biggest ever terrorism exercise this month when three fictional 'dirty bombs' go off and cripple transport arteries in two major US cities and the Pacific island of Guam, according to a document.

5 Oct 2007 - 12:00am


Waiting List performs this drama about a woman filled with regrets for missed opportunities. In an attempt to reconcile a love lost, she pretends to kill the man who has been gone for years. Starring Perrie Wong (left) and Angela Ng. In Cantonese. For ages 16 and above. Today, 3pm and 8pm, Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Rd, Central, $70 (members), $80 HK Ticketing. Inquiries: 2521 7251

29 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

A tai-tai to the rescue

It's easy to be oblivious to the world's troubles, but a single personal connection can provide a quick reality check. For Korean-born Christine Chu, that came when the gallery owner saw on television the devastation in the southern US. Only a month earlier, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour - a friend of her husband, investor Franklin Chu - was a dinner guest at their Peak home.

6 Oct 2005 - 12:00am


'I can only imagine that is what Hiroshima looked like 60 years ago'

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, on the scale of destruction left by Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama

'I thought the Asian Games in 2002 were more painful'

3 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Peak company

The governor of Mississippi, Haley Barbour, recently met an old friend, Franklin D. Chu, the chief executive of Shanghai Century Acquisition, at Chu's Peak residence.

Barbour, a long-time supporter of free trade and former chairman of the Republican National Committee, was in town for meetings with Chinese government officials and local representatives.

26 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Unlucky in love

IF YOUR LOVE life going well or is it a complete disaster? Have you already found that special somebody? Perhaps you have your eye on someone and are planning your first move. Good luck! We all want to find Miss or Mr Right and put a lot of effort into the chase. But sometimes it all feels like an uphill struggle.

8 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Victory of substance over style

The cut and thrust of politics surrounding the US Congress may sometimes appear far removed from this region. Yet, as the world's most important legislative body, it unfortunately cannot be ignored.

22 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Zietengo to zip in on return to action

Zietengo Boy can bounce back from a bleeding attack to lift this afternoon's feature event, the Ewo Trophy.

Trainer Lawrie Fownes has taken no chances with this potential Class One performer, who surprisingly was found to have bled after a classy victory towards the end of last season when pulling well clear of St Alann and Kashmac.

6 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

It is the right thing to do, Lott tells peers

He has been famously ambivalent for months, but yesterday he had the last word as the United States Senate sought to make history by voting for a sweeping new economic relationship with China. Senator Trent Lott, leader of the Republicans who control the body, said simply as he urged his peers to vote: 'It is the right thing to do.'

21 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Andersen chooses e-commerce over millennium-bug business

Some companies do not want a slice of the billion dollar industry that has grown up around the Y2K issue - and Andersen Consulting is one of them.

The company's global director of marketing communication Eric Jackson said the company had to decide in the mid-1990s whether to become involved in the millennium bug consulting business.

31 May 1999 - 12:00am

Deal on spending near

Washington: The White House and congressional negotiators were close to clinching an agreement on a huge spending package needed to avoid a federal shutdown, Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott said. A temporary spending measure was extended until tonight.

14 Oct 1998 - 12:00am