A recent edition of the Cathay Pacific in-house publication, Crews News, caused a storm in the cockpits out at Chek Lap Kok. The controversy began with some personal snapshots in the 'Recent Joiners' column of the publication's October edition. Two fulsome profiles on new aircrew who joined the company earlier this year - which included names and pictures - were printed. In one profile, when asked for his achievements, a pilot from Canada was uninhibited enough to reveal: 'Joining the Mile High club in Cathay's Business Class bathroom.' The other new recruit from Australia really let it all hang out. The most notable recent achievement of this rhinocerous-skinned recruit? 'Three airlines, three days, three mile-high clubs.' The pieces caused a huge debate at Cathay - and the next month's Crews News was awash with reaction. The editor of the magazine admitted receiving no less than 26 phone calls, memos and face-to-face visits about the profiles. A further five letters on the subject were also published on the magazine's correspondence page. One senior pilot commented: 'If I wanted to read about mile-high experiences I would have bought a Penthouse. 'I often lend my copy of Crews News to my parents and friends in other airlines, but I am too embarrassed to show them this issue . . . ' Another pilot noted: 'Several adjectives spring to mind, with 'inappropriate' and 'offensive' being two of the more mild.' Yes, those 'mile high' sexploits might be good for a pub boast - but they went down like a lead balloon with the Cathay captains. The recent rally in the Hong Kong stock market may have pleased many investors - but investors in another market have been grunting about recent market fortunes. The hog market was in the depths of a trough yesterday morning. The cash price of hogs in the US fell to a 34-year low of US 18 cents a pound, a fact due to chronic pig oversupply. With no immediate improvement in sight, pig prophets are apparently advising investors to give pork the chop and turn elsewhere in the animal kingdom if they're looking for a quick buck. We have just one question? If hogs are so cheap, why does a slice of bacon cost so much at Oliver's? An advertisement in the most recent issue of HK Magazine amazingly implied Pauline 'Oxley Moron' Hanson has a supporters' group in Hong Kong. Under a heading: 'One Nation now in HK!!', it implored readers to 'Join Pauline Hanson's team and help tell the real story!' It then went on to list a contact name, Stephen McKinnon, along with his home address and the name of his company, Boutique Wines. It also gave a time for the next One Nation meeting. But all was apparently not what it seemed with the ad. A representative of Boutique Wines was angered by the ad, and emphatically denied that Mr McKinnon or the company had any involvement with it. 'We have no political position on the status of One Nation in Australia,' she said. 'Our only position [on Australia] is bringing in Western Australian wines.' The big mystery is, who placed the ad? A practical joker, perhaps? Whoever it was, HK Magazine's managing director, Stephen Freeman told us yesterday he was working with the wine group to try to find the culprit. The strange thing is, the ad was paid for with an anonymous counter cheque - deepening the intrigue. Mr Freeman said the magazine was 'happy to run a correction' in the meantime. Some readers have an alternative view of what we saw as an error on the shirts carrying the 'Five Nations' logo being sold at Stanley Market at the weekend. If you recall, the shirts were carrying the flags of six nations: France, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Italy. Reader Brett Free points out Italy will join the Five Nations rugby contest in 2000 - turning its name into the 'Six Nations' championship. 'Just another example of the wiley ol' Hong Kong trader being one step ahead of the game,' he claims. The KCRC yesterday trumpeted the extra Guangzhou services it is putting on for the Christmas/New Year period. One, it said in a statement, would depart Hunghom at 7.53am and arrive in Guangzhou East at 9.35pm. A 14-hour trip to Guangzhou? Now that's a slow train to China.