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Solomon Islands - Olympic Flame - Fiji Coup - False Alarms - Burglary Funds - Global Cooling - Toilet Cameras - Everest Attempt - Inside Political Headlines - Editorial: Jock Barnes and the ERB

SOLOMON ISLANDS: The Dominion leads today with a report that a NZ frigate was on standby last night in case NZers trapped in the Solomon islands have to be evacuated.

OLYMPIC FLAME: The front-page photo shows the Olympic flame going out in the hands of PM Helen Clark.

Also on the front page:

- FIJI COUP: a report that support for Fiji coup leader George Speight is waning as the military stiffens its resolve to run the country without him;

- FALSE ALARMS: a report that the fire service is considering doubling the charge to commercial property owners for a false alarm to $1000;

- BURGLARY FUNDS: a report that police will get an extra $14 million during the next three years to crack down on burglaries, the government said yesterday;

- GLOBAL COOLING: a report that global warming doom-sayers may have got it all wrong, according to a Victoria and Auckland university study - we are more likely in the middle of an Ice Age;

- TOILET CAMERAS: a report that workers at a West Otago sawmill are furious after management hid cameras in the unisex toilet cubicles to catch employees using drugs at work;

- EVEREST ATTEMPT: a report that a NZ climber who was attempting to be the oldest woman to climb Mt Everest has given up.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Compliance costs bogy stalks whistleblower bill;
- $11,000 awarded for job dismissal;
- Extra $14m for police crackdown on burglary;
- Swain comes back from the brink;
- MPs get steamed up about cannabis;
- Anderton unfazed by policy setback tension.

EDITORIAL - JOCK BARNES: Eulogies for Jock Barnes will confirm many employers fears about the Employment Relations Bill.

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