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SHARP LANGUAGE: A Literary Definition Of F**K
This week's Times Literary Supplement reviews a number of new dictionaries in some detail. Included in the discussion is a particularly sharp passage discussing the word 'fuck', as follows: (STORY CONTINUES... CLICK HERE)
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/ad_html/sharpstories/stein.html

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
(Today's bumper edition includes material from Friday...)
Kalimantan: Beheadings Nothing New
Deflating Return For Kiwi Super 12 Teams
Howard’s End: Ethics For New Zealanders
Stateside With Rosalea: American Serendipity
Scoop Images: Painted People On Cuba St.
Govt Under Attack For Growing Cancer Waiting Lists
Prebble Hails Kiwi Bank Court Decision A Victory For Democracy
Police Minister Quietly Releases Violent Crime Stats
Hard News Is Here!
Hobbs And Bunkle Stand Down
Will We Be Taxing Burping Cows?
Airways Out Of UK Air Traffic Bidding
MAF Confirm Saltmarsh Mosquitoes In Kaipara Harbour
Scoop World: Rape Now A Crime Against Humanity

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PHOTO STORY: http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00056.htm
Cuba Street's Painted People


Kalimantan: Beheadings Nothing New

- Borneo, or Kalimantan, is in the news today. Indigenous Dayak people have declared war on immigrant Madurese people, and over 100 Madurese have been killed in the fighting, and many of them have lost their heads. See... Perceptions Of Borneo [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00133.htm


Deflating Return For Kiwi Super 12 Teams

- AFTER a long hot summer of cricketing indignities, the Kiwi sporting fan was flexing muscle in anticipation of the glorious return of the winter code but it seems the pumped-up return of Super 12 rugby has been deflated by a dismal series of performances on opening weekend. See... OPENING SUPER 12 SALVO - AN ANTI-CLIMAX? [1] and SUPER 12 Rugby, Round 1 Results, 26 02 01 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00134.htm


Howard’s End: Ethics For New Zealanders

- MP's alleged to be involved in rorts, public servants taking bribes, the stock exchange altering the rules, violent crime doubling in the last decade, these are just some examples of the New Zealand disease. Where have all the role models gone? See... Howard's End: Character Counts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00129.htm


Stateside With Rosalea: American Serendipity

- “In the Winston Racing nation, the right to remain silent is one we rarely exercise.” So it says on the cover of the matchbooks that are given away with Winston cigarettes. This week that right was no doubt exercised nationwide, if only for two minutes, in remembrance of one of car racing's biggest names in America - Dale Earnhardt. See... Stateside With Rosalea: An American Life [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00128.htm


Scoop Images: Painted People On Cuba St.

- Images from Saturday's Cuba Street Carnival parade in Wellington. See... Scoop Images: Cuba St. Carnival Parade (1) [1] and Scoop Images: Cuba St. Carnival (2) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0102/S00057.htm


Govt Under Attack For Growing Cancer Waiting Lists

- Cancer patients waiting for urgent treatment are increasing despite Labour promises that waiting times would reduce under its Government, National's Health spokesman Roger Sowry says. See... Cancer patient waiting lists multiplying [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00387.htm


Prebble Hails Kiwi Bank Court Decision A Victory For Democracy

- ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said the judge’s decision to refuse NZ Post’s (a State Owned Enterprise) application for a gagging writ against a Member of Parliament is an important victory for the Westminster system of Parliamentary democracy. See... NZ Post Ruling A Victory for Democracy [1] and Statement From NZ Post On High Court Judgement [2] MORE: - HOWARD'S END - Howard's End: The Ancient Laws Protecting Prebble [3] - ACT - Prebble Waives Privilege To Fight Gagging Order [4] Full Kiwi Bank Coverage On The Just Politics Page. [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00383.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0102/S00082.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00125.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00341.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=justpolitics


Police Minister Quietly Releases Violent Crime Stats

- Police Minister George Hawkins chose 4.30pm on a heavy news day to dump Labour's shameful secret - violent crime has increased by a massive 5% in the first full year under the Labour-Alliance Government, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said. See... Hawkins tries to hide massive violent crime rise [1] and Violent Crime Statistics Released [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00384.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00390.htm


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... and so the weekend signed itself off with a mad, outrageous sunset that filled the sky, flitting from one colour to another, blooming lighter and darker, hanging on like someone who couldn't bear to leave a good party. See... HARD NEWS 23/2/01 - Thus, The Sky Kissed Goodbye [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00126.htm


Hobbs And Bunkle Stand Down

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today she had accepted the requests of Marian Hobbs and Phillida Bunkle to stand down from their ministerial positions, following close discussion with the Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton. See… Ministers Stand Down [1] REACTION: - PHILLIDA BUNKLE - Phillida Bunkle Stands Down [2] - MARION HOBBS - Marian Hobbs Stands Down From Ministerial Duties [3] - JIM ANDERTON - Bunkle Stands Down As Minister [4] - PETER DUNNE - Ministerial Resignations Miss The Point [5] - RICHARD PREBBLE - Prebble Would Stand In A Wellington By-Election [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00367.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00373.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00368.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00372.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00371.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00370.htm


Will We Be Taxing Burping Cows?

- The typical cow belches 280 litres of methane gas a day, which is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide in greenhouse gas emissions, according to an Australian CSIRO study. A cow-burp tax might help solve the problem. John Howard reports. See... Burping Cows Will Be A Political Issue [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0102/S00127.htm


Airways Out Of UK Air Traffic Bidding

- The British Government has decided not to continue formal bidding discussions with the Airways/Lockheed Martin bid for the partial privatisation of the UK National Air Traffic Services (NATS). See... New Zealand Taxpayers To Fund Failed Joint Project - NZ First [1] and SOE Minister comments on NATS tender process [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00353.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0102/S00360.htm


MAF Confirm Saltmarsh Mosquitoes In Kaipara Harbour

- Mosquito larvae found in the Rodney District of the Kaipara Harbour during routine surveillance last week, have been confirmed as being the exotic southern saltmarsh mosquito, Aedes camptorhynchus. See... Southern Saltmarsh Mosquito In Kaipara Harbour [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0102/S00084.htm


Scoop World: Rape Now A Crime Against Humanity

- Today's verdict by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia that rape and sexual enslavement are crimes again humanity, challenges widespread acceptance that the torture of women is an intrinsic part of war, Amnesty International said today welcoming the landmark decision. See... Rape now a crime against humanity [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00162.htm

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