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The Dominion

Americas Cup x 2 - Fatal Fire Deliberately Lit - Influenza Shots - Space Sex - Maori Rugby Terminology - Inside Political Headlines - Editorial: The Dollar Debate

AMERICAS CUP: The Dominion leads today with the headline - "Is Prada up to it? Second thumping raises doubts" - the story reports that Italy's Luna Rossa endured a race from hell yesterday to go 2-0 down in the Americas Cup yacht series with Team New Zealand's NZL60. A series of photos shows a crewman attempting to clear Prada's keel.

Also on the front page:

- AMERICAS CUP: a report that an Auckland woman has been charged with trying to steal a brand new $15 million super-yacht from its berth at the Americas Cup village;

- FATAL FIRE DELIBERATELY LIT: a report that police told Wellington Coroner's Court yesterday that they believed a fire that claimed the life of a 16-year-old autistic teenager in his home in Wellington had been lit deliberately;

- INFLUENZA SHOTS: a report that doctors in most parts of New Zealand are cancelling patients' appointments for influenza vaccinations because national supplies have run out as a result of exceptional demand;

- SPACE SEX: a report that NASA astronauts have practised space sex to check which lovemaking positions are feasable without the benefit of gravity, according to a book by a French science writer;

- MAORI RUGBY TERMINOLOGY: a report that All Black Jeff Wilson is a haika (fullback) who scores plenty of tarai (tries), and occcasionally kicks a few hamene (penalties).

Inside Political Headlines:

- Greens opt to support ACC changes;
- Mallard puts For Sale sign on INCIS "dog";
- Public Health watchdog praised as it disbands;
- Clark hears Tuvalu migration plea;
- A fast one on speedsters;
- Parliament's workers polled on smoke-free zone;
- JANE CLIFTON PARLIAMENTARY SKETCH: A jackup of saintly proportions.

EDITORIAL - DOLLAR DEBATE: The dollar debate sparked by ACT's Richard Prebble is overdue.

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