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ONE: Sunday Soapbox: Writes of passage

By Matthew Thomas

It often happens that fame goes to the people or things which deserve it the least. Take Rene Descartes, for example. Now he was an interesting guy. His most useful contribution to human civilization was undoubtedly his work on geometry and algebra, in that it provided a foundation for much of modern mathematics.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9907/S00102.htm

TWO: The Sporting Scoop - NZ Grinds Out A Lead

Until the last half hour, the second day of the second test belonged solely to New Zealand, who displayed a gritty batting effort to set up a commanding lead. Matthew Horne anchored the day knocking out a century as he formed good partnerships with Nathan Astle and Roger Twose. Opener Matthew Bell and Captain Stephen Fleming failed to get starts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9907/S00100.htm

THREE: The con deconstructed

"Bill English's acknowledgement today that his dollar for dollar pledge is unsustainable beyond the next Parliamentary term shows what a shallow piece of politics it is," Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today. The admission came on National Radio's Crosstalk programme this afternoon .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9907/S00465.htm

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