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THE CONFEDERATE battle flag still flies over the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., after lawmakers let the legislative session end without voting on a compromise to remove it . . . STRONG WINDS gusted to 65 mph early Friday causing heavy damage in Vienna and several other areas of eastern Austria but no injuries . . . A SURVEY has found that one out of every five Hong Kong girls wishes she had been born a boy, a newspaper said Friday. The results sparked calls in the British colony for a more comprehensive youth services policy and the elimination of gender bias and sex-role stereotyping in education, the South China Morning Post reported.