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US ELECTIONS: The Florida Recount
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TUA FIGHT: Messages Of Support & Politics
Rosalea Barker: Punched cards! I ask you!
Upton On Line: Examining Holocaust Claims
Free Trade With Hong Kong Worse Than Singapore - CAFCA
Gillon’s Smouldering Fags Bill
Armed Guards Whisk Fiji Military Commander’s Children To Safety
Swift Govt Action On Racist SA Police Beating Praised
Petrol Price Rip Offs In Rural Sector
Southern Cross Cable Heralds Dawn Of A New Age
Every Fleece Has Its Thorn
Live Theatre At The Movies

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Hard news Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... does it occur to anyone else that the run-up to the "real" Millennium is quite a bit more millennial than the one everybody celebrated last year? See... HARD NEWS - The President's Mandate is Missing [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00065.htm


The Florida Recount

- With 65 of the 67 counties in Florida recounted, Republican George W. Bush's lead has narrowed to 225 votes. The result of the recount appears to be academic, however, with legal action looking inevitable. For earlier coverage of the US Elections on Scoop, see the WORLD PAGE [1] . Click HERE [2] to see how not to design a ballot paper.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=world
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00066.htm


TUA FIGHT: Samoa Ready To Rumble

- It’s being billed as Super Sporting Saturday in Samoa. A day which will start at 4.30am Saturday Samoan time (Samoa is 24 hours behind NZ) with the Manu Samoa vs Wales test, continues with the league World Cup quarter-final between Toa Samoa and world champs Australia and then climaxes with the David Tua’s shot at the world heavy weight title. Jeremy Rose reports from Apia. See... TUA FIGHT: Super Sporting Saturday in Samoa [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00067.htm


TUA FIGHT: Messages Of Support & Politics

- Best wishes for your epic struggle. You can be assured of the support of your country, and we will all be watching you this weekend. Jim Anderton writes to David Tua. See... Anderton Offers Tua Support Of The Country [1] . Mark Gosche has also expressed his support, see.. Ia Manuia David Tua [2] . Meanwhile Opposition Pacific Affairs Spokesperson Arthur Anae was outraged yesterday that Labour denied the opportunity for Parliament to officially recognise David Tua's huge success and wish him well for his weekend. See... Labour Hits David Tua Below The Belt [3] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00189.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00191.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00178.htm


Rosalea Barker: Punched cards! I ask you!

- Missing my usual flutter on the Melbourne Cup on November 7, I took a bob each way on the Presidents Cup instead. Three green Tic Tacs still await their fate, bet recklessly on George Bush winning as I sat with my fellow Alameda County vote counters last night, fanning through wads of punch cards looking for chads. See... US Elections: Two horses win six-legged race [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00064.htm


Upton On Line: Examining Holocaust Claims

- The fourth estate (and, to be the fair, oppositional elements of the ‘third’) have been making a meal of the latest reference to a holocaust on these shores – this time from the lips of Sandra Lee. Incredibly, no-one it seems is even interested in the empirical (as against the rhetorical) claim she made. See... Upton-on-line November 10th [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00187.htm


Free Trade With Hong Kong Worse Than Singapore - CAFCA

- Yesterday, Jim Sutton announced that negotiations with Hong Kong on a free trade agreement like that with Singapore are imminent. Such an agreement will be even more dangerous than the Singapore one. See... Hong Kong FTA [1] and NZ to explore CEP prospects with Hong Kong [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0011/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00157.htm


Gillon’s Smouldering Fags Bill

- Now there is the prospect of cigarettes that are less likely to start fatal fires. See... Gillon stubs out fag fires [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0011/S00182.htm


Armed Guards Whisk Fiji Military Commander’s Children To Safety

- SUVA: Fiji military commander Commodore Frank Bainimarama's two children were whisked away from school yesterday by army bodyguards and the armed forces denied any 48-hour curfew amid rumours of major civil unrest in the capital. See... Commander's Children Whisked To Safety Amid Unrest [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00085.htm


Swift Govt Action On Racist SA Police Beating Praised

- Amnesty International welcomes the swift response of the South African authorities to the shocking evidence of the police torture of suspected illegal immigrants, broadcast on state television on 7 November [2000]. The arrest and suspension from duty without ... See... Govt Action On SA Police Beating Welcomed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00084.htm


Petrol Price Rip Offs In Rural Sector

- Federated Farmers is asking its members to check if fuel retailers are overcharging them following massive fuel price rises and falls. The federation is investigating via its members if fuel retailers are using the volatility of fuel prices to rip off the rural sector. See... Federation Investigates Rural Fuel Rip-Offs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00076.htm


Southern Cross Cable Heralds Dawn Of A New Age

- Telecom Chief Executive Theresa Gattung today heralded the lighting up of the NZ$2.2 billion Southern Cross submarine cable as a great day for New Zealand. See... Dawn Of A New Technological Age For New Zealand [1] and All Systems Go for Light-Up of Southern Cross [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0011/S00031.htm


Every Fleece Has Its Thorn

- Specialist wool processors from the Manawatu to Belgium are up in arms about thistle contamination in New Zealand wool. See... Thistles Give Mills The Pricker [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0011/S00073.htm


Live Theatre At The Movies

- Bats theatre's latest STAB production, AAARRRGH! - The Live Movie, will give Wellington audiences a taste of the chaos behind the scenes of film production. See... Behind the scenes exposed at BATS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0011/S00028.htm


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