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Feb 05 issue

Feb 05

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DESPERATE FINDS DATELESS Behind closed doors at a singles convention You could ask the question, who’d be seen dead at a singles convention? As NEILL HUNTER discovered, nearly 2000 people were willing to pay $20 […]

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Australian edition

May 05, AU Edition

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Helen Clark has been New Zealand’s PM since 1999, and her Labour Party has had about as firm a lock on power as is possible in a democratic country. But all that could be changing […]

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Australian edition

SPIN CITY: June 05, AU Edition

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ALAN ANDERSON The Liberals’ states (and territories) of confusion Swept up in the excitement of federal issues, one can be forgiven for stifling a yawn at the mention of state politics. Liberals, in particular, might […]

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Australian edition

SCIENCE: Nov 05, AU Edition

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A CASE OF THE SHAKES New research says that earthquakes may be contagious, reports Sandi Doughton Geologists used to answer with an emphatic “No” when asked if mega-earthquakes like the one that hit Southeast Asia […]

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BOOKS: June 05. AU Edition

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KILLERS, GREAT AND SMALL From September 11 to Alexander the Great to hapless would-be crims, a range of books that looks at murder and its consequences EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE By Jonathan Safran Foer […]

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Australian edition

DIARY OF A CABBIE : July 05, AU Edition

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THAT’S MY BOY When a night out goes horribly wrong, it can leave scars that might never heal On a recent Friday night I carried a fifty-something fella from the North Shore down to Sutherland. […]

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THE WATCHER: June 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES In paranormal news… On the north Welsh coast there is the little village of Abergele, where locals claim a ghost ship, the Gwennon Gorn, appears from time to time. According to legend, […]

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Australian edition

Dec 05, AU Edition

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ALL THOSE BURNING FRIDGES A former appliance serviceman claims a bad fridge design could burn someone’s house down, another finds a string of safety faults in other brands of appliance. Is there a big problem […]

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Australian edition

May 05, AU Edition

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Would you want a job where getting vomited on or dodging a falling telephone pole was considered part of the normal 9-to-5 routine? Probably not. But luckily for the rest of us, some men and […]

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Australian edition

Money, Nov 05, AU Edition

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DON’T CALL US… …or we’ll call ADMA. Everything you need to do to parry the assault of the telemarketers Quiz time: You’ve just arrived home after a busy day and are starting to prepare dinner. […]

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MUSIC: July 05, AU Edition

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VAN’S STILL THE MAN The grumpy Irishman brawls with mediocrity – and wins – while Nash and Stigers show where jazz is headed Van Morrison ‘Magic Time’, Geffen 3 stars After four decades of peerless […]

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HEALTH: June 05, AU Edition

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NOT SO FAT New numbers from America suggest obesity isn’t as dangerous as previously thought. But don’t reach for that Big Mac just yet Obesity is the second-leading preventable cause of death in the United […]

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THE ARENA: June 05, AU Edition

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JAMES MORROW Forget Supernanny. What Australia needs is Superteacher If there is one show that is appointment viewing in our house – OK, besides Desperate Housewives – it is Supernanny. While most ‘reality TV’ is […]

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Feb 05 issue

Feb 05

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PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS The mysterious road death of Paul White hits the big screen Truth, as is often said, can be stranger than fiction. Or as Pontius Pilate remarked, “What is Truth?” The […]

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April 05

ENDANGERED SPECIES: Apr 05, AU Edition

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ENDANGERED SPECIES Redefining the Australian family She works hard for the money. She works hard at home. He’s burning the candle at both ends, chasing the dollars they desperately need to get ahead in Australia’s […]

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Australian edition

MOVIES: July 05, AU Edition

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MOB RULES Also: DreamWorks’ latest fails to excite, and don’t expect a rush of copycat oyster farming flicks any time soon Layer Cake Released: July 14, 2005 Rated: MA 4 stars Boy, is the cast […]

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SCIENCE: June 05, AU Edition

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ORBIT OR OBIT? There’s a lot of talk of space tourism after Spaceship One, but not much about the risk, says Pat Sheil So a privately-funded manned flight has finally made it into space. Some […]

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Australian edition

TECHNOLOGY: June 05, AU Edition

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CALL BAITING Mobile phone phishers will always have Paris, writes Chris Cobb. Will they have you too? Paris Hilton may have unwittingly provided us a glimpse of a new technology menace when telephone numbers from […]

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DVD & Movies

DVDs: Feb 05

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BEFORE SUNSET, M, 77 Minutes What if you had a second chance with the one that got away? This is the tagline of this film, the sequel to the 1995 cult hit Before Sunrise. In […]

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Alcohol & Drugs

X IN THE SUBURBS: Apr 05, AU Edition

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X IN THE SUBURBS Ecstasy and other party drugs used to be an import-only business. But now, home-grown gangs have figured out the trick to pill-making and are flooding the market with their goods. JAMES […]

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Australian edition

Nov 05, AU Edition

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THE KYOTO CONSPIRACY How Enron hyped global warming for profit Amidst all the talk about the benefits that Kyoto Protocol is supposed to promote, it is perhaps forgotten especially amongst the greenies how Kyoto was […]

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Australian edition

Money, June 05, AU Edition

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GOAL SCORING Playing the market is still a good move – if you have your priorities in order You would be forgiven for thinking that we are in the middle of a depression if you […]

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BOOKS: July 05. AU Edition

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GREAT MAN THEORIES Curl up this winter with these tales of occupation, exploration, and depredation ATTILA By John Man Bantam Press, $39.95, ISBN: 13579108642 Of all would-be world conquerors, Attila the Hun (406-453 AD), self-declared […]

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April 05

FIRST DRAFT: Apr 05, AU Edition

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MATT HAYDEN One of our youngest insiders recorded the following exchange at Kirribilli Kindie… Master John (waving a jewel-encrusted rattle): I’m da king of da castle! You da dirty rascal! Master Peter: Not fair! I […]

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April 05

TRAVEL: Apr 05, AU Edition

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NORTHERN LIGHT On a long weekend in Montreal, Carol Pucci discovers that there’s a lot more to Canada than maple syrup, cold weather, and beer New Yorkers call it “Paris without the jet lag.” That’s […]

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April 05

FOOD: Apr 05, AU Edition

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THE TAXATION DIET Eli Jameson says the best way to keep kids slim is to run them around – not tax their snacks We Australians are a funny lot: we are either fiercely individualist and […]

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April 05

HEALTH: Apr 05, AU Edition

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SLICE OF LIFE The circumcision debate has reignited, with a Melbourne doctor calling the controversial cut a lifesaver. But is it really? What do you call the useless bit of skin at the end of […]

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Australian edition

TOUGH QUESTIONS: May 05, AU Edition

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IAN WISHART Debating the Resurrection – is it important? So that was Easter. You know, the time of year when we all jump in cars for a long weekend away, enjoying the rain and high […]

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LEFT HOOK: May 05, AU Edition

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JOHN QUIGGIN How does the right win? By aping the worst habits of the left One of the problems of war is that you inevitably come to resemble your enemy. Nowhere is this more true […]

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RIGHT HOOK: May 05

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ANN COULTER The purposeless-driven left It’s been a tough year for the secular crowd. There was Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, the moral values election in the U.S., the Christian hostage subduing her […]

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THE WATCHER: May 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES Of screaming plastic turkeys and fish wrap Afew weeks back, it was reported that the BBC had tried to book an interview with Bob Marley. I don’t mean Robert Marley, Dean of […]

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Australian edition

SPIN CITY: Nov 05, AU Edition

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ALAN ANDERSON The last thing we need is a politicized judiciary For politicians and rock stars, publicity is like oxygen. For members of some other professions – central bankers and public servants, for instance – […]

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April 05

SCIENCE: Apr 05, AU Edition

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RELATIVITY, SCHMELATIVITY Sure, Einstein hit it big in 1905. But let’s not forget the really important inventions of a century ago – like the windscreen wiper, says Pat Sheil The Japanese thumped the Russians in […]

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THE WATCHER: Nov 05, AU Edition

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ALAN RM JONES Rudd and the ALP may be having a meltdown – even if glaciers aren’t National security is too important to tolerate the fundamental misrepresentation of the truth’, shadow foreign affairs spokesman Kevin […]

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THE ARENA: Nov 05, AU Edition

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JAMES MORROW Iraqis have a sturdy constitution If it bleeds, it leads’ is the old cliché about how journalists, editors, and producers decide what leads the evening news and makes the front page of the […]

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Australian edition

Sep 05, AU edition

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RAGING BULL There’s nothing more red-blooded than a juicy slab of steak, but BARBARA SUMNER-BURSTYN reports that a female sex hormone linked to ‘gay’ behaviour in animals and adverse effects on children is being pumped […]

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Feb 05 issue

TOUGH QUESTIONS: Feb 05

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UWE SIEMON-NETTO An act of God? An answer to lightweight theorists In these first dramatic days of the New Year, theodicy seems to be the favorite topic in salons and around kitchen tables. Theodicy is […]

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Feb 05 issue

LINE ONE: Feb 05

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CHRIS CARTER Engineering road kill They reckon that the Aussies will gamble on two flies crawling up a wall, which may very well be true, but equally, when it comes to not only the extraordinary […]

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Australian edition

May 05, AU Edition

March 10, 2008 iwishart 0

HOWHERE TO HIDE Biometric passports. A worldwide database tracking one billion people. Cameras on every street, tracking every move. Opinions that must be registered to be published – if they are legal at all. Is […]

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Double Speak

DOUBLE SPEAK: Feb 05

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IAN WISHART The love of the common people Like an old Paul Young tune, the National Party has finally twigged to a vital fact – it needs the love of the common people if it […]