OLYMPIC FIREWORKS FAKED FOR TV

 

From SkyNews

LONDON, Aug 12 — The global television audience of more than three billion people watched in amazement as a series of giant footprints outlined in fireworks proceeded through the night sky from Tiananmen Square to the Bird’s Nest stadium — except they were watching a computer animation.

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Suu Kyi Discusses Detention with her Lawyer

By VIOLET CHO

Monday,August 11,2008

Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has had a rare meeting with her lawyer to discuss her continuing house arrest, a National League for Democracy (NLD) spokesman reported on Monday.

The meeting between Suu Kyi, head of the NLD, and lawyer Kyi Win was held on Friday at the Nobel laureate’s Rangoon home, where she has been confined for most of the past 19 years.

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