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The Dominion

Taiwan – Wine Race – Satellite Phones – F16s – Mass Suicide – Jonah Lomu – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Arrogance

TAIWAN: The Dominion leads today with a report that defying China’s threats of war, Taiwan has ended more than half a century of Nationalist Party rule by electing the opposition leader Chen Chui-bian, a pro independence politician to the presidency.

WINE RACE: The front-page photo shows a group of wine-lovers dressed in togas running through a vineyard in Martinborough.

Also on the front page:

- SATELLITE PHONES: a report that doubt remains over whether lone French rower, Jo Le Guen will be one of a bout 20,000 Iridium customers to have his satellite phone service cut as he rows to Chile from New Zealand;

- F16S: a report that Prime Minister Helen Clark has telephoned American envoy Carole Moseley-Braun to ensure today’s Cabinet cancellation of the lease-to-buy contract for 28 F16 fighter planes comes as no surprise to the United States;

- MASS SUICIDE: a report that excommunicated priests and nuns foretelling the end of the world led a mass suicide in which at least 235 people died by fire, according to police investigating a Millennium Year tragedy in Uganda;

- JONAH LOMU: a report” “Let’s get this straight: rugby superstar Jonah Lomu says the Ricky Martin CD sitting on the boom box in his four-wheel drive is not his, and the ring on girlfriend Teina Stace’s finger is “not necessarily” an engagement ring;

Inside Political Headlines:

- POLITICAL WEEK: Clark a consummate wheeler-dealer on Chilean jaunt;
- Higher interest rates predicted;
- Sir Riger Puts MPs on notice;
- ACT distances itself from “lazy” National;
- Clark and Sutton confident Alliance will back accord;
- End near for Kiwi knights and dames.

EDITORIAL – ARROGANCE: The virus of arrogance could be a potential pitfall for the new government, particularly in relation to its approach to the Kit Richards affair.

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