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A TROOPER ON THE WAR PATHS

THE STORY GOES that in China there was once a 90-year-old farmer, Yu Kung, who wanted to bring down two mountains that were blocking his path. He chipped away for years until, moved by the man's determination, the gods ordered two strong spirits to do the work for him.

Wednesday, 6 July, 2005, 12:00am

Pair face action for singing in park

Department considers options after receiving complaints from residents

A retired music-loving couple may face prosecution for singing and playing guitar in Tuen Mun Park.

The case would be the first prosecution under the law governing behaviour in public parks, which was first enacted in 1960. If found guilty, they face a $2,000 fine and 14-day prison sentence.

5 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Bill's still a lady killer

In his prime, veteran actor Bill Shek Sau made all the ladies swoon and when CitySeen bumped into him recently, we found he still has what it takes to make women act like schoolgirls.

5 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The mouse that soared

THE VIEW OF Yau Ma Tei is the most distinctive feature of Ronnie Yuen Jnr's bedroom studio. Other than that, the 50 sq ft space is fairly nondescript, with a computer, microphone stand, a set of headphones and a wide array of books, CDs and fluffy animal toys.

4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Singapore ready to reap benefits after nabbing IOC's big show

For three minutes on Wednesday, tiny Singapore will be the centre of attraction on the world stage. As an estimated one billion viewers watch on television the voting for the city to host the 2012 Olympics, they will also see Singapore showcase its attractions in a video presentation to be made at the 117th IOC Session.

4 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Outspoken talk-show host gets the sack

Commercial Radio sacked outspoken talk-show host Wong Yuk-man yesterday after rejecting his demand for a show five days a week.

Wong previously hosted a popular programme that aired five days a week. But he quit in May last year after complaining of fatigue and intense pressure from the government and business circles for him to tone down his criticism of the Communist Party.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

March behind talk of Ching's release: wife

Rumours that detained reporter would be freed are seen as a ploy to spread a positive mood ahead of July 1 protest

The wife of a Hong Kong journalist detained on the mainland for alleged spying has claimed rumours about her husband's impending release were spread deliberately to create a positive atmosphere ahead of the July 1 march.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Former HK man charged with wife's murder in Egypt

An expatriate engineering executive who moved from Hong Kong to Egypt with his family and Filipino maid has been formally charged with the murder of his wife, consular officials in Cairo have confirmed.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Contenders aim to woo voters with red ties

Ma Ying-jeou and Wang Jin-pyng did all they could to hide their weaknesses and present their best sides.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

The Lady and the Panda

The Lady and the Panda

by Vicki Constantine Croke

Random House $202

In 1936, a plucky American socialite, Ruth Harkness, journeyed 2,400km into China's interior with an audacious plan: to capture and bring to the US a living giant panda.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Dance troupe finds the key to unlocking intimate dreams - in bed

For many, a bed is a space at most shared by a couple. But for Hong Kong choreographer Andy Wong Ting-lam, it can be a metaphoric venue where strangers and friends cross paths, where countless dreams meet reality.

Performed by Wong and five other dancers from Hong Kong and Taiwan, Individual Dreams ... Shared Bed is their search for identity, love, fear and desire.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

FROZEN IN TIME

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY July 9, 2001

Goran Ivanisevic is finally crowned Wimbledon champion on 'People's Monday', and greets his triumph by spread-eagling himself in the middle of Centre Court and bursting into tears.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

If the shoe fits

Christian Louboutin is a man after every woman's heart. Divia Harilela speaks to the footwear designer about what women want.

3 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Hayes heads home while Wong brings curtain down after 28 years

David Hayes was the biggest name to say farewell this season, departing after 10 years to rebuild the Lindsay Park operation into a major Group One force in Australia, but he was not alone.

Hong Kong's longest-serving trainer, Alex Wong Siu-tan, began his career in the 1978-79 season and bowed out last week for reasons of ill health, having trained 401 winners.

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

Students remain principal priority

'WHAT DOES IT MEAN to be free?' history teacher David James asks his Year Seven students. Sitting cross-legged on his desk, he goads children to think deeply about a critical issue.

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am