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HARD NEWS 21/03/03 - Special Edition

Early days |Mar 21, 2003 12:23
Russell Brown's Hard News

One criticism that cannot so far be levelled against the new Kim Kill TV vehicle Face to Face is that it is dull. Having galloped through an interview last week with an American military strategist, Dear Kim hooked up this week with Saint John Pilger of the Parish of Sydney. And by the end of the programme he was shouting that the interview was a "disgrace" and she, eyebrow arched like an angry Siamese, ventured that ...,


What is it good for? |Mar 20, 2003 17:57
Jolisa Gracewood in NYC

So George W. Bush addressed the nation tonight, announcing the beginning of what one letter writer to the New York Times this week called his "shoot first and ask questions later" plan. It was an uncharacteristically solemn performance by the President; I'm guessing he'd had his smirk muscles Botoxed for the occasion. Bush only addressed the one nation, of course - 'cos everyone else can just kiss his grits - and emphasized his personal desire ...,


Caution - unmarked future ahead |Mar 20, 2003 13:16
Debra Daley's astral plane

We have been preparing for a while to host the Japanese boy with whom Beau stayed in Fukuoka last year. His school party was to arrive on Saturday, and everyone has been looking forward to it. Yesterday the school Taisei Gakuen called, following George Bush's anouncement of the ultimatum to Saddam, and cancelled the school trip to New Zealand - which they had been planning for more than a year. From the Japanese perspective, ...,


Dispatches |Mar 20, 2003 12:36
Now playing in the Muse Lounge

The fourth Moloko album is a sleek breakthrough. Now-staple band members Paul Slowly (drums) and Eddie Stevens (keyboards) have stabilised Roisin Murphy's erratic genius and given Mark Brydon something to play with. 'Come on' is the missing Parliament track and 'Cannot contain this' is blissed chillout. The album's comparitively straight-up jazz sound feels like a marker: maybe after dance everything's going to slip sideways into that old Wayne Shorter world. TV3 is already ...,


A Blair in the Bush... |Mar 19, 2003 10:16
Damian Christie - Cracker With Attitude

48:00.00 Yesterday at 1pm, President George W. Bush told Saddam Hussein and his cohorts to leave Baghdad. Where to go, he did not say; why, he was a bit dodgy on that one too; for how long was also left a bit up in the air, but had a ring of ?permanently? about it, rather than just suggesting Hussein looked tired and could do with a couple of weeks in the Med. The "when" ...,


Tzaruch shemirah! Hasof bah! |Mar 17, 2003 13:58
Rob O'Neill live in Sydney

A few weeks ago I covered the strange goings-on at Coogee. The apparition of Mary in the form of a wooden fence, the faithful flocking and swooning... Since then, you may have heard, the fence was vandalised and the council is now trying to rebuild it in a way that maintains the miracle appearance of Mary in the mid-afternoon sun,


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