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Person Relation

Living a dream that became reality in the stars

As a schoolgirl, Eileen Collins would race home after class to watch Star Trek, fascinated by the exploits of Captain James T. Kirk and the crew of the USS Enterprise.

Sunday, 10 July, 2005, 12:00am

Poles apart

Throw a group of strangers together and they will bond according to age, background and economic standing. Throw a group of strangers together on a ski slope and you have a level playing field, especially if they're all first-timers on the piste. There's nothing like sliding down the baby slopes on your butt to bring people together.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

by Sarah Churchwell

Granta, $150

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Arthur & George

Arthur & George

by Julian Barnes

Jonathan Cape, $270

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The Harmony Silk Factory

The Harmony Silk Factory

by Tash Aw

Harper Perennial, $96

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Heart of Harkness

LEAFING THROUGH an old magazine published by Chicago's Brookfield Zoo, Vicki Croke came across the unlikely mention of a Manhattan socialite and dress designer. Ruth Harkness, she read, had undertaken an arduous expedition to the border between China and Tibet, beating a pack of male competitors in an unusual race. Harkness was the first person to bring a giant panda to the west.

10 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

HARRIED MARRIEDS

IT'S BEEN A bad day for Teresa. There's lots of pressure at work, and this morning she heard that her elderly father has had a mild stroke. To make matters worse, her husband, Steven, didn't turn up to the parent-teacher conference at her son's school.

9 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Royal award for Spanish envoy

On behalf of Spain's King Juan Carlos, the Spanish ambassador to China, Jose Pedro Sebastian de Erice, will today bestow the Cross of Queen Isabella the Catholic on Rafael Gil-Tienda.

Mr Gil-Tienda has lived in Asia since 1981 and splits his time between the mainland and Hong Kong.

He has been one of the main liaisons between the central government and Spain.

8 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Funds and games

The Hong Kong International School's annual fund ball at the InterContinental Hotel in Tsim Sha Tsui was, again, a success.

8 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Maid hurt by debris from falling window frame

An Indonesian maid was hurt by debris from a falling window frame in Mid-Levels last night. Police took away a 70-year-old man from a flat in Lyttelton Garden in Lyttelton Road for questioning and released him later on $1,000 bail. The window was said to have collapsed as the man opened it shortly after 7.30pm.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Mister Marvell ous

FROM THE DARK side to enjoying sex appeal status, Australian actor Julian McMahon has returned to the dark side for his role as Doctor Doom.

In the latest film adaptation of a Marvel comic, Fantastic Four, McMahon plays the twisted, dark scientist who inspired the creation of Darth Vader.

7 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

London hopes Beckham can bend the IOC voters to his will

One star-struck female admirer could not believe that David Beckham was right in front of her, in the flesh, so to speak, at a welcoming reception thrown by the British High Commissioner at his residence in Eden Hall.

6 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Fok has decision to make as contending cities lobby hard

Hong Kong sports chief finds himself in midst of celebrity-packed bidding war

6 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Fok has decision to make as contending cities lobby hard

Hong Kong sports chief finds himself in midst of celebrity-packed bidding war

6 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Rapist fears for his life, appeals exile order

A convicted rapist facing deportation has asked the court to intervene because his life will be in danger and his family will be split up if he returns to India.

6 Jul 2005 - 12:00am