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HARD NEWS 14/03/03 - Dreads Up

Hi folks,

A little slow on Public Address this week, but the blog-quality index is as high as ever. Exclusive reports from New York, Sydney, Mt Eden and Point Chevalier ?




Morning dreads |Mar 14, 2003 10:36
Russell Brown's Hard News

Are you waking up with the morning dreads? Every day, I get up, wake up the G4 and click Google News, gloomily, for rumours of war. It depresses me but I can't help it. Helping a close friend through a ghastly personal situation hasn't improved my disposition either. And then this morning there was the 6.55am flyover, the dank, pooky smell of Foray 48B and the sharp, brief, inevitable headache on stepping out the door...,


Strawberry cheesecake forever |Mar 14, 2003 10:07
Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

It's been a sweet time round ours, with all the leftovers from Michel's coming our way. Girlie, surely, has one sweet tooth. Strawberry cheesecake for breakfast. Even before the windfalls she had me, after nagging weeks, beating up a tiramisu. Not that I'd ever made it before, understand. Girlie will not be denied...,


War and order... |Mar 10, 2003 16:31
Jolisa Gracewood in NYC

So you've all heard about the fellow who was forcibly ejected from a mall in upstate New York for the unspeakable crime of wearing a T-shirt with a peace slogan on it. When mall security asked him to take it off or leave, he refused and was promptly arrested for trespassing. Turns out he's headed to New Zealand in a couple of weeks -- he's retiring from his job as a lawyer, and this ...,


City life |Mar 09, 2003 15:44
Now playing in the Muse Lounge

I moved house eight months ago but mail still appears mysteriously to the old address. My ex-neighbour called to tell me another stack had gathered so I drove round on Sunday to collect it. The booty of junk mail included a small, damp cheque and a month-old bankruptcy notice from Mr Heath Cleland, Collections Manager (their capitalisation) for Dun & Bradstreet (New Zealand) Ltd, the strong (but local) arm of the Accident Compensation Corporation. Bankrupting ...,


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