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SHARP MOVE: The Bill Gates Manoeuvre

A company executive from Seattle who went to college with Microsoft founder and CEO Bill Gates recently ran into the great man himself in an airport transit lounge.“Bill”, said our sharp executive, “I am having an important meeting with a client in a few minutes, and I was wondering if you could help me impress him by coming over and saying hello on your way out to your plane?”

FULL SHARP STORY:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/ad_html/sharpstories/stein.html

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Scoop Is Back!
Copter Crash On Mt Victoria
Photo Essay: Marion Hobbs’ East Bay Excursion
Howard’s End: Chinese GE Technology Could Feed Millions
Keith Rankin: Peasants versus Pedants
Guest Opinion: Storm of the Zephyr
Supercomputer Weather: No Warm Welcome For Dubya In Washington
Greenpeace Chickens Reveal KFC Chooks GE Fed
Save East Bay – A New Campaign And Scoop Column For The New Year
Howard’s End: Could Santa Be Coming South?
Stateside With Rosalea: Christmas in Seattle
David Miller: Fragile Indonesia
Highland Letter: George W. Bush In A Kinder Light


Chopper Down On Mt Vic, Pilot Dead

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The Man Sent By Sanfords Is Sent Home

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Santa's Timor Tour

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Caroling From A Unimog

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Scoop Is Back

- The Scoop team is back from a restful Christmas break, and full Scoop service resumes from today.


Copter Crash On Mt Victoria

- A pilot is dead and his helicopter lying upside down just metres from the Mt Victoria lookout, after crashing this morning. See... Helicopter Upside Down On Mt Vic Summit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00008.htm


Photo Essay: Marion Hobbs’ East Bay Excursion

- On the last day of her Christmas “holiday” last Wednesday (January 10th) Minister for the Environment Marion Hobbs attended a meeting in Te Aroha Bay, Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds between residents and members of the Marlborough District Council. Scoop was there with a digicam. See... Scoop Images: Marion’s East Bay Holiday Snaps (1) [1] and Scoop Images: Marion’s East Bay Holiday Snaps (2) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00005.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00006.htm


Howard’s End: Chinese GE Technology Could Feed Millions

- Just as year 2000 ended there was amazing news reported in the Chinese People's Daily newspaper, that their scientists have successfully genetically altered plants, including wheat, rice and oil crops, so they will grow using saltwater and in saline soil. See... Howard's End: Millennium Genetic Advances [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00004.htm


Keith Rankin: Peasants versus Pedants

- I hesitate to bring up the divisive topic about which millennium is the real millennium. But I do so for two reasons. First, I am interested in the sociology of the divide. Why did the issue polarise us to the extent that we lost interest in what should should have been a uniquely special time in our lives? See... Keith Rankin: Peasants versus Pedants [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00003.htm


Guest Opinion: Storm of the Zephyr

- The time has long gone when we should have stopped for a moment and adjusted our way of thinking. See... Guest Opinion: Storm of the Zephyr [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00010.htm


Supercomputer Weather: No Warm Welcome For Dubya In Washington

- The recent respite from one of the coldest Christmas holiday seasons on record in the US is set to be short-lived with freezing temperatures due to return to most of the Eastern seaboard over the next few days in advance of the inauguration of President-Elect George W. Bush on August 20th. See… Scoop Images: Icy Blast For Bush’s Inauguration [1] . For earlier forecasts of the US cold spell see… Scoop Images: Christmas Weather Around The World [2] and Scoop Images: A Big Chill Across America [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/e3/5f/200012141320.df46d147.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00134.htm


Greenpeace Chickens Reveal KFC Chooks GE Fed

- Wellington Monday 15 January 2001 – Today Greenpeace chickens and Colonel Franken-Sanders revealed to midday shoppers in central Wellington that Kentucky Fried Chicken (NZ) Limited uses chickens fed on genetically engineered animal feed. See... Colonel Franken-Sanders and Chickens call on KFC [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00008.htm


Save East Bay – A New Campaign And Scoop Column For The New Year

- At the end of January 2001 decisions will be made by the Marlborough District Council that will critically affect the future of Queen Charlotte Sound. This unique maritime area, located at the top of the South Island, is in danger from gold rush exploitation tactics which will leave a beautiful, pristine scenic bay industrialized by the proliferation of mussel farms. Betty Rowe from Lilly Valley in the Marlborough Sounds writes. See... Save East Bay: A Gold Rush To Vandalism [1] . See also... Scoop Images: The Man Sent By Sanfords Is Sent Home [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00001.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00002.htm


Howard’s End: Could Santa Be Coming South?

- In a shock announcement, a source close to Santa Claus has revealed because of global warming at his traditional North Pole home in the Arctic, Santa is considering an alternative magic kingdom in New Zealand. John Howard writes. See... Howard’s End: Santa Considering Moving To Godzone [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00133.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: Christmas in Seattle

There is only one word for San Francisco. It's an affront. Last Christmas Day I walked out from the tourist hotel I was staying in at the top of Market St and could have fired a gun down that usually thronged thoroughfare and hit nobody. See... Stateside: Christmas in Seattle [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00132.htm


David Miller: Fragile Indonesia

- It was unrealistic to have expected the NZDF to withdraw following the November elections in the territory, however another, often overlooked reason is the continued instability in Indonesia. See... David Miller: Implications for NZ in East Timor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00131.htm


Highland Letter: George W. Bush In A Kinder Light

- In one of the many non-descript buildings on Capitol Hill, the staff of the Opposition Research team at the Republican HQ are celebrating a little bit more than most at the end of this election cycle. New Scoop expatriate columnist Belinda McCammon gives an insiders perspective on the new President-elect of the USA, as seen from Edinburgh. See... Highland Letter: Where To From Here For The Shrub? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00129.htm


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