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Protesters Target Moore With Secret Weapon
Hollywood Worried - NZ Company In World Technology First
Libertarians Defend Recreational Chemicals -
Scoop Opinion: Rankin On US Elections
GE Inquiry Opens
Scoop Opinion: Future Lefts
Scoop Sports Round-Up
Profits Rise As Petrol Prices Rise
Scoop Arts: Avant Garde Film At Auckland University

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Protesters Target Moore With Secret Weapon

- Mike Moore, director general of the WTO and former PM, is receiving the Order of NZ tomorrow at 10-30am at Government house. The PMA will be protesting outside Government House to voice their opposition. GATT Watchdog will stage a “reception” for Mr Moore, from 11.30am-2pm on Monday (14 August) outside the Centra Hotel, Cashel St, Christchurch where he will address a luncheon. See... Wgtn - Tomorrow, Mike Moore [1] and Fair Trade Group Targets WTO with "Secret Weapon" [2] , both in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00063.htm


Hollywood Worried - NZ Company In World Technology First

- DVD Power Ltd announces revolutionary state of the art development with the release of the world's first DVD player systems with SDI outputs. See... DVD Power Ltd announces revolutionary development [1] in the Business wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0008/S00066.htm


Libertarians Defend Recreational Chemicals -

Laws that prevent adults from using recreational chemicals just serve to titillate the puritan pleasure police, says Libertarianz Health Spokesman Richard McGrath. See... Killjoy Christians Orgasmic Over Proposed Drug Ban [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00062.htm


Scoop Opinion: Rankin On US Elections

- The announcement by Al Gore that Senator Joseph Lieberman will be his presidential 'running mate' points to a significant quirk in the US electoral system. See... Keith Rankin's Thursday Column New York, New York [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00052.htm


GE Inquiry Opens

- Genetic modification will play a huge role in the 21st century no-one doubts that - so it was appropriate that God, justice, medicine and science was represented on the august Royal Commission that met this week in Wellington. See... God, justice, medicine and science gather [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00053.htm


Scoop Opinion: Future Lefts

- Editorial: Rats in sheep's clothing? VSM rears its ugly head again News Web Site Of The Week See... Future Lefts - Brief and to the point [1] in the Politics wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0008/S00056.htm


Scoop Sports Round-Up

- IN this edition: PROSTITUTES approved for Hungarian Grand Prix - Safin could become one of tennis' superstars - Athletes village unveiled - Aboriginal group plans Olympic protest at airport - US boxers as hopeful for gold as outspoken Cuba. See... SCOOP 72 - Sports Roundup [1] in the Headlines wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0008/S00054.htm


Profits Rise As Petrol Prices Rise

- BP Amoco's parent company has announced a record profit thanks to what it describes as 'better refining margins', just a day after BP in New Zealand claimed it is increasing petrol prices because of increased costs of refining. Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton draws some oily parallels. See... Pumping up profits and prices [1] in the Parliament wire. By today all four main oil companies had announced a three cent rise in profits. For BP NZ's explanation of the increase, see... Pumping up profits and prices [2] in the Parliament wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00166.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0008/S00166.htm


Scoop Arts: Avant Garde Film At Auckland University

- We are passing on information about three events at the University of Auckland, August 16-18 - two illustrated lectures about the history of moving images, and a screening of recent experimental films. See... Two Avante Garde Films Visit Auckland [1] in the Art and Culture wire.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0008/S00018.htm

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