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Paid Parental Leave – Pylon Risk – Source Of Inspiration – Golden Shears – Edge Of Space

- PAID PARENTAL LEAVE: Prime Minister Helen Clark has promised unions paid parental leave by the end of the year.

- PYLON RISK: Children living close to electric pylons face a greater risk of contracting leukaemia, it has been reported in Britain.

- SOURCE OF INSPIRATION: Tracey Kennedy, who has terminal bowel cancer, leaves for Corpus Christi, Texas today, to visit the final resting-place of singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez, whose music acts as a pain reliever and inspiration for the cancer sufferer.

- GOLDEN SHEARS: World class shearing champion David Fagan won his 13th Golden Shears championship title in Masterton on Saturday night.

- EDGE OF SPACE: An Australian adventurer plans to attempt a world record parachute jump from the edge of space, 130,000 feet above the earth.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Clark’s agreement with Howard widens the Ditch;
- Labour delay on party-hopping bill concerns Peters;
- Jail assault complaints investigated;
- $60,000 boost for teen parent school;
- Widow gets $500,000 asbestos payout;
- NZ offers India engineering skills.

Editorial: No party dictatorship.

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