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Brave Economic Face – Xena Canned – Youth Suicide – Middle East Summit – Cyclist Home

- BRAVE ECONOMIC FACE: The Government’s upper echelons put a brave face yesterday on the string of gloomy economic indicators that prompted National’s finance spokesman, Bill English, to call for a show of leadership.

- XENA CANNED: American producers have canned the New Zealand filmed hit show Xena: Warrior Princess and will wrap up filming in April, after making the sixth series.

- YOUTH SUICIDE: Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton called yesterday for the “conspiracy of silence” around suicide to be lifted, and Prime Minister Helen Clark agreed that keeping it quiet was not working.

- MIDDLE EAST SUMMIT: Tempers flared among diplomats yesterday at a summit trying to stop Israeli-Palestinian violence.

- CYLIST HOME: World junior road cycling champion Jeremy Yates of Hastings was given a hero’s welcome home yesterday. The championship has put him on track for a professional career in Europe.

Inside Political Headlines:
- Low dollar true reflection of economy, says Anderton;
- ‘Beneficial ends’ justify research;
- Jane Clifton About The House: The best defence is to take offence;
- Myers, Wilde lose Apec spots;
- Petroleum claimants seek meeting with Maori MPs;
- Windows at work ‘good for you’.

Editorial: Dr Cullen knows best.

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