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Smoke Police – Scrap Metal – Soldier Missing – Love Bug – Brian Edwards Media Training – Chocolate Milk Disqualification – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Love Bug

SMOKE POLICE: The Dominion leads today with report that Health Minister Annette King is seeking to ban smoking in all pubs – a move that critics say could be enforced only with creation of a new squad of smoke police.

SCRAP METAL: The front page photo shows a pile of rusty wrecked cars – an accompanying report says that the cars are a boon for the scrap metal industry.

Also on the front page:

- SOLDIER MISSING: a report that a NZ soldier on observer duty for the UN in war-torn Sierra Leone had not been heard from for 48 hours the army said last night;

- LOVE BUG: a report that the Love Bug computer virus and its mutations were likely to continue to cause damage, disruption to business and unauthorised access to computer systems through the theft of passwords, police said yesterday;

- BRIAN EDWARDS MEDIA TRAINING: a report that taxpayers will foot the bill for media training provided to Government ministers by former radio host and television interviewer Brian Edwards and his partner Judy Callingham;

- CHOCOLATE MILK DISQUALIFICATION: a report that Westport harness racing trainer Trevor Craddock has been penalised by a horse being disqualified after a win , and a fine of $2000 plus costs of $500. And all because of a nightly drink of chocolate milk;

Inside Political Headlines:

- Litigation possible over Sealord;
- Rimu logging ruling next week;
- High powered group to study carbon taxes;
- Health advice a phone call away;
- Former (Airways) Executive to repeat claim;
- New member for EEO trust board;
- Big debt for dentists;
- Government not soft on TV3 after donation, says Clark;
- New TVNZ board members named;
- Mt Ruapehu to get lahar warning system.

EDITORIAL – LOVE BUG: Avoiding being bitten by the Love Bug and healing its damage has been costly.

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