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The Dominion

The Lovebug – Pop Mania – Hastings Homicide – Brierley’s Fishing Assets – Russell Crowe – Waitara Shooting – Kiwi Women – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial Vietnam

THE LOVEBUG: The Dominion leads today with a report that the computer love bug virus has taken on multiple identities and could cause mayhem for computer users returning to work today, experts say.

POP MANIA: The front-page photo shows hordes of teenage girls waiting for hours at Queens Wharf for British pop band Five.

Also on the front page:

- HASTINGS HOMICIDE: a report that Hastings police have begun a homicide inquiry after a 38-year-old Clive man was found dead on the side of the road in a suspected hit-and-run incident 10 kilometres north of Hastings yesterday morning;

- BRIERLEY’S FISHING ASSETS: a report that the Government has rejected all the overseas bids for Brierley’s half share in New Zealand’s biggest fishing company , Sealord;

- RUSSELL CROWE: a report that NZ-born Hollywood star Russell Crowe dashed to New Zealand on Saturday after the glamorous opening of his new movie Gladiator in Australia to give a private showing of the film to his very ill uncle, David Crowe, 66;

- WAITARA SHOOTING: a report that the policeman who shot Steven Wallace had fired on duty before, but had not hit anyone, police said yesterday;

- KIWI WOMEN: a report that far from being shrill or emotional, NZ women are more understanding and interested in a clear, two-way conservation than their men-folk, speech research suggests.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Would the real National Party and its leader please stand up?
- Fears raised over legal aid for inquiry;
- Spectrum rights plan “dangerous”;
- J-Day at Victoria University – photo;
- Prebble cries foul over TV3 donations;
- Bee mite spread feared.

EDITORIAL – VIETNAM: What has the triumphant victory of the Northern Communists in Vietnam meant in the south.

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