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The Dominion

INCIS: The Dominion leads today with a report that IBM has pulled the plug on the troubled police computer system, leaving the government to explain what has happened to its promised state-of-the-art crime fighting computer.

TRANSPLANT REUNION: The front-page photo shows the world's longest-surviving piggy-back (heart and lungs) transplant patient, Kay Burnett, reunited yesterday with the man she calls "god". Renowned surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub.

Also on the front page:

- GE CROPS: a report that future tests of genetically engineered crops may be done in secret, if recommendations of an inquiry into a raid on a research plot of potatoes near Christchurch are accepted;

- DEAD WOMAN: a report that the discovery of the body of a 56-year-old woman, who lay dead for eight weeks in a Wellington City Council flat, has prompted police to call for neighbours to watch out for each other;

- HEART ATTACKS: a report that if you are worried about being one of the 6600 New Zealanders who will die of heart disease this year, then you should relax. Stress is a major cause of heart attacks new research shows;

- GISBORNE CONCERT: a report that Gisborne's glamour millennium concert is expected to collapse officially tomorrow, costing investors, ticket holders and Gisborne District Council millions of dollars;

- LAND ON MARS: a report that internet users have been offered a block of land on Mars for as little as Aus$10.

Inside Headlines

- TRADE DEFICIT: English rules out quick fix as NZ posts June deficit;
- FISHERIES COMMISSION: Fisheries settlement battle returns to court;
- APEC: Apec may be a health hazard, say advisers;
- TRADENZ: Public foots bill for Tradenz's chief Fran Wilde's inner city flat;
- TRIPLE MURDER: Money problems may be factor in Korean killings.

TRADE: The editorial discusses retiring MFAT boss Richard Nottage's views on world trade.

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