Washpost,July 9, 2008 page E1: Countdown to Beijing:
Fort Benning,Ga. - US Army sharpshooter ,19-year old skeet competitor,headed to his first Olympics in August,knows that he must sustain that perfectin to clinch a gold medal.
WashPost,July 8,08 page F6:
"Tai chi(T'aichi Ch'uan" may help elderly have fewer restless nights" "Chi" in Pin Yin system would mean "eat" or "tooth" or other characters in Chinese. It should be "Taiji" for the Chinese movement in boxing. The Wade-Gile system may be OK similar to Kungfu but it should be "Gongfu" in Pin Yin system of romanization.
It would be useful to learn the Pin Yin system since it is the official sytem and has been used at the US Library of Congress www.loc.gov. For comparisons,Cf."A Glimpse of the Chinese Language" in English www.Amazon.com online book catalog or www.rand.org for educational understanding.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao on July 9, 2008 at 11.16 a.m.