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Hard News Is Here
Iraqi Troops On The Move?
Sludge Report: Eye For An Eye, Tooth For A Tooth Won’t Do
Goff Says Middle East Situation Deteriorating Dangerously
U.S. President Middle East Statement
Is This What Richard Poole Is Telling Fellow Young NZers?
Fletcher Energy Decision Puts Dollar Into Tailspin
Todd Simpson: Bush For President? God Help The World!
Lea Barker: Hooded Cobra Squares Off Against Texas Bumbler
Upton Online: Elderly Cannabis Cultivators, Superannuation, TOW
Canterbury Cleans Up In Wake Of Storm
Dart Throwing Dumb, Unprofessional
I’m Not Admitting Anything, Franks Says To NZUSA
Scoop Business: Commission Clears Southern Cross' Third Application For Clearance To Acquire Aetna
Greenpeace Protest Against Dioxins At Parliament – FULL REACTION
Scoop Sport: Black Cap Quality Rolls Pakistan

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Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, thanks to the people who emailed me about last week's Hard News and to the people who've mentioned it through the week. And thanks especially to the folks who talked to me about Hard News at Derrick Carter. I love you too ... See... HARD NEWS 13/10/00 - Pathologically Constructive [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00075.htm


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Iraqi Troops On The Move?

There are unconfirmed reports coming out of the US State Department that Iraq has begun to move military forces to the West. The Hammurabi Brigade under the control of the Republican Guard is reported to be involved. See... NEWSFLASH: Iraqi Troops On the Move? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00077.htm


Sludge Report: Eye For An Eye, Tooth For A Tooth Won’t Do

- IN THIS EDITION: Plunket’s Question - Israelis burn Palestinian to death - Black Friday - The Darkness Before The Dawn –Over To You Ehud! See... Sludge Report #33 – Darkness Before The Dawn? [1] . To send a protest flash email CLICK HERE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00073.htm


Goff Says Middle East Situation Deteriorating Dangerously

- Foreign Minister Phil Goff today joined other representatives of the international community in appealing to Israelis and Palestinians to step back from the brink of warfare that would be disastrous not only for their countries, but for their whole region. See... Goff On Israeli/Palestinian Crisis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00284.htm


U.S. President Middle East Statement

- Statement By The President On Middle East Situation And Incident On USS Cole In Yemen See... Clinton Statement: USS Cole Incident & Middle East [1] - MIDDLE EAST CRISIS LINKS - Scoop World Link: Israel Hits Back After Killings [2] - Scoop World Link: Blast Holes US Warship [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00088.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0010/S00087.htm


Is This What Richard Poole Is Telling Fellow Young NZers?

- Scoop has received the following courtesy of the visible hand…..we do not know whether in fact it is a speech by Rich Poole (we think probably not). Nevertheless it is amusing reading…. See... Alleged Richard Poole Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00061.htm


Fletcher Energy Decision Puts Dollar Into Tailspin

- The Commerce Commission today declined to clear Shell Exploration Company BV to acquire Fletcher Challenge Energy (FCE). See... Commission declines Shell Fletcher Energy sale [1] , Shell Hopeful Of A Way Forward [2] and Fletcher Challenge responds to Commerce Commission [3] . The decision sparked a sharp sell off in the Kiwi dollar which is now buying 39.73 US Cents – a new all-time record low. Links to dollar in motion - (Yahoo!- USD CROSS [4]))

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00109.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00112.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00110.htm
[4] - http://quote.yahoo.com/m5?a=1&s=NZD&t=USD


Todd Simpson: Bush For President? God Help The World!

- So the second round of the debates is over with a majority analysts saying that the debate was won (though narrowly) by Al Gore. The debate, like the polls, provides us with very little indication any real leader in the race for the Presidency. See... Bush Policy Wrong For America, Wrong For World [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00074.htm


Lea Barker: Hooded Cobra Squares Off Against Texas Bumbler

- Jim Lehrer, the moderator, is the frontperson of the NewsHour on PBS. The very same Jim Lehrer who first recommended himself to me as a consummate news anchor during the Olympics when he said that a particular female athlete whose lycra-clad form should be "stripped off... stripped of her medal". See... US Elections: Great Entertainment! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00070.htm


Upton Online: Elderly Cannabis Cultivators, Superannuation, TOW

- News that a 74 year old pensioner has been convicted for cultivating cannabis and possessing it for supply has brought upton-on-line up with a start. He did it as a protest against the fact that the Housing Corporation would not concrete his drive. See... Upton-on-line October 6th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00285.htm


Canterbury Cleans Up In Wake Of Storm

- Up to 30 inspectors moved around the trouble spots of Christchurch this morning checking damage from yesterday big storm. See... Council Tackles Bigger Problems First [1] and Patience Urged Over Tree Problems [2] EARLIER - High Tide Passes With No More Trouble [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00037.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0010/S00034.htm


Dart Throwing Dumb, Unprofessional

- “Teachers who were forced to make darts at training days for the replacement for School Certificate resented the time wasting involved and felt it was highly unprofessional,” said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. Mr Calvert ... See... Dumb Dart Throwing, Dumb Qualification [1] and "Please Explain Stupid Training" - Awatere Huata [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00272.htm


I’m Not Admitting Anything, Franks Says To NZUSA

- Last night NZUSA claimed that ACT Tertiary Education spokesman Stephen Franks had admitted flaws in ACT’s stance on voluntary membership of student unions. “The NZUSA release is deceptive,” responded Mr Franks. See... ACT Clarifies Position On Student Union Membership [1] and ACT MP Admits Inherent Problems in VSM [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00281.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00012.htm


Scoop Business: Commission Clears Southern Cross' Third Application For Clearance To Acquire Aetna

- The Commerce Commission today cleared The Southern Cross Medical Care Society’s third application for clearance to acquire Aetna Health (NZ) Limited, subject to Southern Cross divesting all of the medical insurance policies of insured members of Aetna. See... Commission Clears Southern Cross Aetna Acquisition [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0010/S00117.htm


Greenpeace Protest Against Dioxins At Parliament – FULL REACTION

- WELLINGTON, OCTOBER 12. Greenpeace has today cordoned off part of Parliament Buildings to highlight the fact that unless the New Zealand government changes its current position it could become the worst toxic hotspot in the country. See... Link: New Zealand Parliament – a toxic hotspot? [1] and Greenpeace puts Dioxin Elimination on the map! [2] . See also… Scoop Images: Greenpeace Eliminate Dioxin Protest [3] REACTION - GREENS - Toxic site map released today [4] . - GOVT - See... Dioxins and toxic sites map [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00056.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00066.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00262.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00279.htm


Scoop Sport: Black Cap Quality Rolls Pakistan

- INSPIRED by a rare performance of all-round quality from the entire XI, New Zealand turned Wasim Akram's dream of a sub-continental final into a nightmare with a famous four wicket victory over Pakistan at Nairobi's Gymkana ground yesterday. See... BLACK CAPS' Shade Pakistan under African sun [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00071.htm

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