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Wrongful Conviction Compensation – Highland Dance – Quit Smoking – Clinton’s Sign – Grant Gillon – Eggs – Inside Political Headlines – Editorial: Mark Todd

WRONGFUL CONVICTION COMPENSATION: The Dominion leads today with a report that A man who served 14 months in jail after being wrongfully convicted of sexually abusing his children will receive compensation - believed to be more than $100,000 - from the Government.

HIGHLAND DANCE: The front-page photo shows Kylie Allison, of Lower Hutt, Wellington, showing her winning highland dance form.

Also on the front page:

- QUIT SMOKING: a report that moderate to heavy smokers will be offered subsidised nicotine replacement therapy later this year to help them quit – for the price of a packet of cigarettes;

- CLINTON’S SIGN: a report that US President Bill Clinton wants a Presidential Highway road sign that links him with his vice-president Al Gore. The sign comes from Southland and points to Clinton and Gore;

- GRANT GILLON: a report that Alliance whip Grant Gillon is to keep his job despite National withdrawing cooperation from him for his comments about National MPs committing bestiality with sheep;

- EGGS: a report that after 30 years if bad press eggs have been given a clean bill of health by an American nutritionist who says an egg a day will not increase the risk of heart dissease;

INSIDE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

- Cullen says bill may allow use of strike breakers;
- Harre push for higher youth pay continues;
- Goff to test warmth in Washington;
- ABOUT THE HOUSE: Nats out to get Gillon;
- Home detention to be extended;
- New role for protest veteran;
- Treaty settlements cost Crown $500 million

EDITORIAL – MARK TODD: Mark Todd should either deny the cocaine allegations or withdraw from the Olympic team.


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