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Solomon Islands – Fiji Coup – Road Safety – Auckland Murder – Stabbing – Clinton Cigar Mystery – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Cannabis

SOLOMON ISLANDS: The Dominion leads today with a report that up to 100 men have been killed in a gunboat attack outside the Solomon Islands capital, Honiara, according to unconfirmed reports.

The front-page photo shows winning Victoria University student Bridget Stocker from Lower Hutt.

Also on the front page:

- FIJI COUP: a report that the military is trying to starve Fiji coup leader George Speight and his supporters into submission;

- ROAD SAFETY: a report that a ban on the continued use of hidden speed cameras is likely to be part of a package of road safety measures due to be announced in Hamilton this morning by Transport Minister Mark Gosche and Police Minister George Hawkins;

- AUCKLAND MURDER: a report that members of an Auckland family are haunted by the single high-pitched scream they heard from a Glen Innes park where a woman’s naked body was found;

- STABBING: a report that a woman was stabbed when she went to collect her mail in the Wellington suburb of Crofton Downs last night;

- CLINTON CIGAR MYSTERY: a report asking: Did US President Bill Clinton smoke his way through a stash of Cuban cigars packed into a humidor at is Stamford Plaza hotel suite during the Apec Summit in Auckland last September.

Inside Political Headlines:

- Goff rules out meeting Speight during mission;
- Fijian Indians plight laughed at;
- Submissions on de facto law changes wanted;
- Budget may understate surplus size;
- Business more hopeful now says Cullen;
- No surprises, pleads Robson;
- $200,000 quake aid;
- Agency structures announced;
- Help on way for overseas doctors.

EDITORIAL - CANNABIS: Keep the drugs message to kids clear.

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