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The Evening Post

GOLFER: US Open Golf Chamion Payne Stewart has been killed when his private lear jet crashed in South Dakota after an uncontrolled flight half way across the United States.

QUAKE: An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale rocked New Zealand this morning, shaking central Wellington buildings.

LEADERS: Both Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark are urging voters to vote Labour or National to avoid the messy politics that the first MMP term has seen.

APARTMENTS: An Oriental Bay couple will not return to their home because they fear for their safety after a five year wrangle with developers of a multi-story apartment complex next door.

DOG: A police dog overpowered a sword waving man in Palmerston North last night folowing a domestic incident.

UN FORCE: The UN Security Council today approved a force of nearly 11,000 troops and police to lead East Timor into independence in two or three years.

MEHRTONS: John Hart is optimistic Andrew Mehrtons will play against France although the medical jury was still out.

ALLIANCE/GREENS: The Alliance and the Greens are squaring off over Coromandel with Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons accusing the Alliance of running a hate campaign against her in the seat.


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