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Lifestyle 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Words of 2002

AT their annual meeting each January, the members of the American Dialect Society select words and phrases that came to prominence in the previous 12 months. This year#8217;s is noticeably more serious than some that have preceded it and has been deeply affected by current political and military concerns.

Nation 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dept proposes tagging imported pets

In a move to curb the indiscriminate disposal of pets of foreign origin, the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) has proposed the tagging of such species.

Letters 06 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Firecracker ban a farce in Rawang

From WONG EE LYNN of Rawang.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

A simple act of love

For island dwellers, access to medical care can be knotty at times, let alone healthcare facilities for pets or strays. In Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, LEONG SIOK HUI met a group of animal lovers who are geared to set up a non-profit organisation to care for these unlucky souls.

Lifestyle 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Feline fragrance

FEMALE cheetahs at the Bronx Zoo in New York just love Calvin Klein#8217;s Obsession for Men. No, they don#8217;t dab their favourite perfume behind their ears, but they do enjoy rubbing up against tree stumps sprayed with it.

Letters 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Paying a social price for progress

b>By Seah Chiang Nee/b>

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chance to give pets a grand farewell

ANIMAL lovers in Singapore who prefer to give their pets a grand farewell can do so with frilly lace coffins, but it will cost more than a human cremation, the I>Sunday Times/Ireported.

Lifestyle 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign fish havoc in Japan

AGGRESSIVE foreigners of the scaly, slimy and furry kind are invading Japan, threatening its delicate island ecosystem. Tons of black bass and blue gill are hauled up from the historic Lake Biwa every week as the country steps up efforts to wipe out the voracious American fish. In other parts of the country, a host of invasive flora and fauna poses a growing threat to native plants and animals. MARK WAGNER reports.

Lifestyle 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

No fun for the animals

A READER writes in voicing concern about the proposal to set up a petting corner at the Malaysia International Pet Expo 2003.

Health 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

This allergy

Home sweet home, they say. Where else would things familiar and old habits dwell so well? Yes, but home too is where the old allergies are preserved, amongst other things.