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Daughter sued by dad over 'miser' poem
(China Daily)
Updated: 2009-02-13 17:24

Daughter sued by dad over 'miser' poem

An 80-year-old father in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, has sued his daughter after her husband wrote a poem accusing him of being a miser.

Zhong was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease last year, while his wife also suffered a stroke. Both were hospitalized.

After they improved, Zhong took his second daughter to court claiming a vicious poem by his son-in-law had angered him and his wife, resulting in the deterioration of their health.

He demanded medical fees totaling 10,000 yuan ($1,470) be paid, as well as 1,000 yuan in spiritual compensation.

In 2005, Zhong and his wife returned to Nanjing after visiting relatives in Beijing, sending gifts of glazed fruits and dry bread to his son and two daughters. The next day, Zhong's son-in-law, who is a lawyer, wrote a poem calling his in-laws misers.

As Zhong's daughter had not written the poem, a court ruled she must pay around 5,800 yuan towards her parents' medical fees.

(Jinling Evening News)Sleepy salesman loses vital documents on train

A drunken salesman lost a 2-million-yuan ($290,000) money order after nodding off on the train home.

The man, a sales manager for a firm in Changchun, Jilin province, had been returning from a work trip to Yancheng, Jiangsu province, where he had enjoyed dinner and a lot of drinks. He had left his luggage under a hard sleeper bunk before going to snooze in the dining car. But when he awoke he had no idea where he had left the order and called the police.

Luckily, a railway cop called Xu found his bag and returned it to the relieved passenger.

(Yangtze Evening News)

Thousands flock to job fair to find new opportunities

More than 20,000 jobseekers attended the first jobs fair after the Spring Festival in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on Saturday.

More than 60 per cent of the applicants were students who will graduate this summer, although many employers stressed they were looking for experience more than schooling.

(Modern Express)

Thief used stolen IOU in bid to extort cash

A burglar attempted to extort 20,000 yuan ($2,900) from the owner of a stolen IOU in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

The crook, surnamed Qi, had broken into the home of a company boss surnamed Sun and stolen two cartons of cigarettes, a cell phone and a briefcase containing an IOU from someone who loaned more than 1.2 million yuan from Sun.

The thief then tried to extort cash from Sun by threatening to tear up the IOU.

Police caught Qi - who is in his 30s and had no previous criminal record - when he went to the bank to check if Sun had transferred the money to his account.

(Yangtze Evening News)