Washington Post,Feb.21, 2010 on page A4:
Alexander Meigs Haig Jr. was born on Dec. 2, 1924 in the Philadelphia suburb. He was 10 when his father died of cancer and left the family $5,000 in life insurance.
General Haig picked up a master's degree from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in 1962. Six of my works are listed at Georgetown University Library online catalog in the fields of China Studies and Economics as an alumnus of Georgetown University Graduate School, Class of 1950.
In January 1972, Gen. Haig led the advance team too China that laid the ground work for Nixon's historical visit. "A Glimpse of the Chinese Language" published in 1965 was a precursor of US-China relations. www.rand.org for reference.
Gen.Haig was president of United Technologies before being named Ronald Reagan's Secretary of State in 1981. I received a letter from Ronald Reagan when I was in Los Angeles doing statistical work at Farmers Insurance Group. I noticed that his signature was small but his later position was big as the president. What a contrast!
On the same page, First lady urges state leaders to help youths: Obama asks governors for a comprehensive plan to fight obesity.
Such news is the same as my prior blog.
The annual parade of the Chinese New Year of the Tiger will take place in Chinatown, Washington, D.C. this afternoon as per Radio WTOP.
Francis Shieh aka Xie Shihao on Sunday, Feb.21st at 9.18 a.m.