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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Steven Wallace’s Justice Delayed Again
Timothy McVeigh Executed
Sandra Lee Under Fire – Calls For Privacy
Motornet: Zero To Love In 8.9 Seconds
Guy’s World: Adolescent Liminality & The Toaster
Herald Journos Strike For Four Days
David Miller: What The UK Election Result Means For NZ
Abortions Rise Above 16,000 In 2000
To Merge Or Not To Merge
Scoop World: Bush Off To Europe - Climate Change Showdown Expected
Scoop World: Bolivian Anarchist Youth Support Miners

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Prisoner Rehabilitation – Tax Scale Changes – Super Fund Borrowing – Yelashgate – University Funding – Teacher Training – Cancer Treatment Shortages – Elective Surgery Funding – Willie Jackson Vs The Govt – Community Initiatives – Welfare Bill Dispute – Whitianga Waterways Rehearing. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 12 June [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00066.htm


Steven Wallace’s Justice Delayed Again

- The Coroner's Inquest into the police shooting of Waitara student Steven Wallace has been further delayed till September at the earliest. See... Steven Wallace Shooting Inquest Delayed Again [1] . FULL COVERAGE - Sludge Report #84 – Shoot, Don’t Shoot [2] , Sludge Feedback: Police Re: Steven Wallace [3] , Shoot; Don't Shoot - 60 Mins On Steven Wallace [4] , Dermot Nottingham's One Law For All - The Steven Wallace Killing and Sludge Report #65 – Killing The Silence [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00065.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00054.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0106/S00023.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0105/S00106.htm


Timothy McVeigh Executed

- At 14 minutes past midnight Monday, New Zealand time, the former USA soldier Timothy McVeigh was declared dead by lethal injection. Before his execution Timothy McVeigh issued a poem instead of making an oral statement. See... Timothy McVeigh’s Departing Poem – “Invictus” [1] and President Bush Remarks On McVeigh Execution [2] COMMENTARY: - Selwyn Manning - “Today the USA is divided, divided on morality, on whether the death penalty ought to be the ultimate punishment, divided on whether it's a form of punishment at all or merely ‘putting out the trash’ – removing monsters from the midst.” See... McVeigh Execution Sparks Introspection [3] - C.D. Sludge - Sludge Report #85 – And One More Makes 169 [4] . - Amnesty International - McVeigh: Adopting The Morality Of The Murderer [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00060.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00033.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00059.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00055.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00028.htm


Sandra Lee Under Fire – Calls For Privacy

- “The current attacks on my personal life are being driven by some who want to discredit me politically,” said Cabinet Minister Sandra Lee today. See... Lee pledges to defend her political beliefs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00129.htm


Motornet: Zero To Love In 8.9 Seconds

- Subaru's new Outback H6 looks little different from the four-cylinder version, but everyone knows that beauty is skin deep. In the case of the H6, it's what lies beneath the bonnet that really counts.... See... Motornet: Back Roading In Subaru's H6 Outback [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00064.htm


Guy’s World: Adolescent Liminality & The Toaster

- The ultimate symbol of adolescence is not the pierced tongue, not green hair, not Limp Bizkit CDs and not tribal tattoos. It is the toaster that represents the transformation from tyke to teenage dirtbag and beyond. See... Guy’s World: The Metamorphic Symbolism Of Toast [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00063.htm


Herald Journos Strike For Four Days

- They walked out at 10am this morning over the breakdown in their employment agreement negotiations. They are not expected to return to work before 10am on Saturday. See... NZ Herald Walks For Four Days [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00090.htm


David Miller: What The UK Election Result Means For NZ

- The only people who appear excited by the result of last week’s British general election are the historians who are enthusiastically chronicling the precedents that were set, and those who subscribe to centre- left manifestos and beliefs in other parts of the world. See... David Miller: Lesson For NZ From The UK Election [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00062.htm


Abortions Rise Above 16,000 In 2000

- “New Zealand needs three things if we really want to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies and abortions in New Zealand. We need comprehensive sexuality education in our schools, we need a detailed sexual and reproductive health strategy that includes the right to over-the-counter emergency contraception." Mr Craig Young, Research Officer of ALRANZ said today when his organisation responded to the latest increase in abortion statistics.” See... More Sex Education and Contraceptive Subsidies [1] and More Abortions in 2000 [2] . See also... Cries In Support Of A Civilised Society - CHP [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/ma son/stories/PO0106/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00085.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00039.htm


To Merge Or Not To Merge

- The Government has sent all dairy farmer shareholders of Kiwi Dairies and New Zealand Dairy Group co-operatives a letter setting out clearly the regulatory package that would be implemented if the proposed mega-merger goes ahead. See... Government sends letter to dairy farmers [1] and Sutton Must Outline The Fine Print - ACT [2] . Meanwhile the campaign against the merger is stepping up with less than a week to go till the vote. See also ... Global Co: Real Unease Among Waikato Farmers [3] , Send Us Your Proxy Votes [4] and Global Co: Top Five In Five Years Impossible [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00131.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00144.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00088.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00087.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00086.htm


Scoop World: Bush Off To Europe - Climate Change Showdown Expected

- “Good morning. I've just met with senior members of my administration who are working to develop an effective and science-based approach to addressing the important issues of global climate change.” See... President Bush Remarks On Global Climate Change [1] , Press Briefing On US President's Trip To Europe [2] and State Dept. Daily Press Briefing June 8, 2001 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00035.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00032.htm


Scoop World: Bolivian Anarchist Youth Support Miners

- At around noon on June 7 about twelve thousand miners converged on the city of La Paz. They are determined to stay until the government approves a fund for reviving their industry. See... 12,000 Miners Occupy The Center Of La Paz, Bolivia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00030.htm

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