Nam Compensation – Winning Brew – Toxic Pesticide – Finger Reconstruction – US Elections
- NAM COMPENSATION: The Government is considering paying compensation to a Vietnam veteran after admitting that doctors failed to identify or treat serious psychological scars, in a move that could pave the way for further compensation payouts.
- WINNING BREW: New Zealand trainer Mike Moroney’s dream that he won the Melbourne cup with Brew, six months before he had trained the horse, proved prescient when Brew came in first in the A$3m Melbourne Cup at Flemington yesterday.
- TOXIC PESTICIDE: Health officials cannot predict what effects the use of the pesticide Derris Dust are having on home gardeners, after the discovery that its active ingredient, rotenone, produces symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease in rats.
- FINGER RECONSTRUCTION: A trainee plastic surgeon saved the pulverised left hand of a young meatworker by turning two badly injured fingers into one good finger.
- US ELECTIONS: Americans began voting yesterday in the tightest presidential election in decades, as a daily tracking poll detected some last minute momentum for Democrat Al Gore in his race against Republican George W. Bush.
- Mind your manners, says Shipley;
- Clark, Cullen ‘at odds’ on tax breaks;
- I’m hooked on nicotine gum, says Donnelly;
- Lee balks at the S-word;
- CYFS plan aims to improve image;
- Gene hearings go outside Wellington;
- ‘Progress’ on doctors;
- Isaacs joins Meat NZ;
- Jane Clifton About The House: A dropped ‘H’ grabs them.