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Class by class, students at M.V. Leckie Elementary, in Washington, filed up to the freshly poured cement walkway. They dropped to their knees and pressed their palms and fingers into the mush, beginning the transformation of a patch of barren land into a flowering memorial.
The SARS killer virus has lately assailed four-footed victims as well. Last week, I>The Star/Ireported that rumours of animals and pets being potential carriers of the disease resulted in a surge in Hong Kong pet owners unceremoniously disowning and abandoning their animals at the local SPCA or simply letting them loose on the streets.
It has been 50 years since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. ALLAN KOAY speaks to Edmund's son Peter, who scaled the mountain last year with Tenzing's son Jamling to make a National Geographic film that commemorates the day the world's highest peak was conquered - May 29, 1953.