DEPORTED. PAUL FRANCIS GADD, a.k.a. GARY GLITTER, 58, 1970s British glam rocker, after his December detention on unspecified charges; from Phnom Penh. In 1999, Glitter was convicted in Britain of downloading child pornography. Last summer, the Cambodian authorities asked Glitter to leave the country after he was found living with a young girl.
HIRED. KAORU HASUIKE, 45, former law student and one of five kidnapped Japanese repatriated in October from North Korea, to teach a Korean language course; in Kashiwazaki, Niigata prefecture. The job is part of the city's plan to resettle Hasuike and his wife, Yukiko, who was also kidnapped by North Korea. But Pyongyang may still demand their return.
WANTED. ANDREW LUSTER, 39, swinging bachelor and great-grandson of cosmetics magnate Max Factor, after jumping bail of $1 million while on trial for charges of raping three women and drugging them with gamma hydroxybutyrate, the so-called date-rape drug; in Ventura County, California. Luster videotaped his assaults on two of the women, declaring in one tape: "That's exactly what I like in my room. A passed-out beautiful girl." Luster has pleaded innocent; if convicted of over 85 criminal counts, he could face up to 150 years in prison.
DIED. YAYORI MATSUI, 68, Japanese journalist and women's rights activist who campaigned for Japan to admit its employment of "comfort women" before and during World War II; in Tokyo. Already suffering from cancer during a trip to visit feminists in Afghanistan last October, Matsui said: "I wanted to live at least 10 more years."
DIED. JEAN KERR, 80, American author and widow of drama critic Walter Kerr, whose farcical portrayal of married life and show business resulted in the best-seller Please Don't Eat the Daisies (1957) and the Broadway hit Mary, Mary (1961); in White Plains, New York. A colorful collection of everyday oddities, Please Don't Eat the Daisies was made into a movie with Doris Day and David Niven in 1960 and an NBC television series from 1965 to 1967. At the height of her success, Kerr remarked: "It's pretty good for a girl who tried writing to justify not doing the dishes."
DIED. CONRAD L. HALL, 76, Hollywood cinematographer whose masterful use of light in his 50-year career won Academy Awards for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) and American Beauty (1999); in Santa Monica, California. Hall is considered a candidate for a posthumous Oscar for his work on Road to Perdition. Commenting on Hall's skill, producer Richard D. Zanuck once said: "It was like Rembrandt at work."
DIED. SARAH MCCLENDON, 92, veteran White House correspondent who battled discrimination and condescension in a male-dominated press corps and who covered every President since Franklin D. Roosevelt; in Washington. In a statement made last week, former President Bill Clinton said: "I hope St. Peter is prepared for the kinds of questions that nearly a dozen presidents had to face."A
1.2 million excited residents of New Delhi rode the capital's metro on its first day of operation. The result: chaos. It was designed to carry only 200,000 people daily
9 space launches are planned by China this year, following the recent successful launch and return of Shenzhou IV. A manned mission is slated for the end of 2003
2007 is the year India intends to launch its first, unmanned mission to the moon
18 homes once owned by Chinese actress Liu Xiaoqing, who has been fined for tax evasion, were sold at a government auction for $800,000
500,000 people in Iraq could suffer injuries in a war with the U.S., according to a U.N. report entitled Likely Humanitarian Scenarios
20 million people of Indian origin may be granted dual nationality by the Indian government in a plan designed to bring the diaspora, and its wealth, back home
In recession-plagued Japan, thieves have started using heavy construction equipment to rip ATMs out of bank lobbies. More than 50 automated-teller machines were swiped last year