THE Post bids a fond farewell to Manny Kargas, former proprietor of Ettamogah
Pub, scholar, bard, bean counter, and accomplished crooner as long as the lyrics
are visible on the video screen and the Chivas is still flowing. After 10 years flailing
admirably against windmills, Manny is pulling the plug and heading for Normanville,
South Australia. The proud new owner of a yet to be re-named Fish 'n Chips shop just
five minutes walk from one of the most gorgeous beaches on the planet, Manny, his
wife Ai and their eight-month-old daughter Ai-Li lift off on Monday.
A 20-foot fishing boat also awaits the Kargas clan Down Under. Manny says that
for those friends who make the pilgrimage to Normanville, a relaxing day with a few
cold beers out on Encounter Bay awaits the devout and weary.
An alert reader from Africa writes that the last issue's update on Nate Thayer was
incorrect. Thayer has three dogs, not two as originally reported. And, he also has
The producers of the one-hour "adventure" documentary on Cambodia that
will be aired in July or August on The Discovery Channel have re-named the epic saga.
The original title "Search for the Lost Unicorn of Cambodia" has been scrapped.
Taking a lead from the notice that used to hang in the AP office in Bangkok during
the 80s, which read "Get Pol Pot in the story", the new and improved title
is "The Lost World of the Khmer Rouge". It's unclear what happened to the
unicorn although experts say the debate on the elusive Khting Vor is not over yet.
Congratulations to one-time PPPost reporter Ker Munthit. Building on his earlier
four-year training in journalism in the former Soviet Union, Munthit received his
Masters Degree in Journalism from Columbia University last week.
Vira, the American monk, knows some stuff we don't. The family of a man that had
been in a coma for two weeks was ready to throw in the towel and bury him. Vira came
onto the scene, taught the family some special mantras and after three days of chanting
the guy came back to full consciousness, he told the Post.