INDEPENDENT NEWS

Sunday Star Times

Published: Sun 4 Jul 1999 12:33 AM
MENTAL HEALTH: The Sunday Star Times leads today with a report that only 3.5 years after he killed his wife and attempted to kill his three children, former Southland dairy farmer William Cameron is being released on leave from psychiatric care.
DODGY TEACHER: The front page photo shows former Bream Bay Chemistry teacher Magnesh Reddy who worked for several years without qualifications. An accompanying story reports that Reddy who escaped detection for nine years was fully registered to teach two years ago - at the same time as other government agencies were criticising his ability.
Also on the front page:
- SPICE WEDDING: a report that Britain's most glamorous couple - soccer player David Beckham and Posh Spice Victoria Adams - tie the knot today in what some newspapers are calling the people's royal wedding of the year.
- PRISON MOVIES: a report that the Correction's Department has stopped plans for screenings of Alan Duff's new film What becomes of the broken hearted? at Mt Eden prison;
Inside the paper:
- WTO: Mike Moore wants the first WTO term;
- FLU: A report into the new flu drug;
- ALAMEIN KOPU: A report that Alamein Kopu is headed for trouble over wanting to spend her Party Leader's allowance on an election campaign manager;
- KYLIE BAX: A report that kiwi supermodel Kylie Bax says she is not sleeping with Donald Trump;
- SCOTT WATSON: Frank Haden reports from the Scott Watson trial, and comments on why we are better off without Labour;
- KOWLEDGE ECONOMY: Ruth Laugeson looks for the knowledge economy;
- APEC: Pattrick Smellie analyses APEC
WTO: The editorial says the time is right for Mike Moore to step up to the top job at the WTO.
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