Milestones Apr. 16, 2007


She was worth $4.2 billion, but Nina Wang, Asia's richest woman, liked to eat takeout and shop at discount outlets. The saga of "Little Sweetie," as she was dubbed by the Hong Kong press, became tabloid fodder as she battled her father-in-law over the fortune of her real estate--tycoon husband Teddy Wang, who was kidnapped in 1990 and never seen again. (A 2005 ruling allowed her to hold on to the estate.) She was 69 and reportedly had ovarian cancer.

• Few people have the inside view of the bathrooms of U.S. Presidents. As the main White House plumber for seven Presidents,...

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