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Beijing Media Top Stories: Comet, Olympic rumors, and Gu Yue ...


1. A NASA space probe struck the comet Tempel 1 as planned

2. Beijing Olympic organizing committee refutes false media report, and clarifies that it is impossible to determine who will direct the opening and closing ceremonies of Beijing Olympic Games at this time

3. Gu Yue, an actor known as "Mao Zedong of the screen" for his frequent portrayals of the late leader, died of a miocardial infarction Saturday night

4.The People's Liberation Army (PLA) is to enroll nonmilitary personnel on contract basis

5. "Glass girl" (a girl who suffers from a disease which makes her bones very brittle and does not allow her to stand) graduates from primary school

The pictured front page is from Beijing Daily Messenger. It features a photo of Gu Yue posing in front of a bronze statue of Confucius in New York's China Town.

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