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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
David Miller: Putin Takes The Honours After Mission Difficult
Scoop World: Bush & Putin Pow Wow
Health Ministry Considers Action On Diet Patch
Govt Commitment To Great Sea Birds
Guest Comment: Collateral Damage
Union Launches “take Back the Track” Campaign
Media Flash: Oz Media Insider
Raking Over The Coals Of The Florida Vote
Rod Donald: Borrowing To Save For Super Doesn’t Make Sense
Dayna Berghan: A Man In A Woman’s World
Katya Rivas: Who Are The Angels

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Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Food Price Inflation – Small Business Policy – Yelashgate – Borrowing And Saving Super – Shane Rogers Parole Application – Social Welfare Changes – Talking To Picketers – Global Dairy Co. – Secondary Teacher Training – Hong Kong Trade Negotiations – DHB Funding Shortfalls – Energy Crisis. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 19 June [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00103.htm


David Miller: Putin Takes The Honours After Mission Difficult

- US President George W. Bush’s first trip to Europe was always going to be mission difficult. There were differences of opinion over the controversial National Missile Defence System, the Kyoto Treaty on gas omission from industrialised countries and the death penalty in the US. See... David Miller: The Real Winner On Bush’s Euro Visit [1] . See also... Sludge Report #88 - George Bush’s Worst Nightmare [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00100.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00091.htm


Scoop World: Bush & Putin Pow Wow

- PRESIDENT BUSH: Good afternoon. President Putin and I have just concluded two hours of straightforward and productive meetings. We had a good discussion of our views of Russian-American relations, and of the changing world at the beginnings of this new century. See... Presidents Putin and Bush Press Conference [1] and President Bush In D.C. Comments On Europe Trip [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00078.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00079.htm


Health Ministry Considers Action On Diet Patch

- The Ministry of Health is currently considering whether to take further action against the distributors of Shape Patch which allegedly breached the Medicines Act, says Senior Advisor Stewart Jessamine. See... Future Of Shape Patch Under Consideration [1] and Shape-PATCH Temporarily Withdrawn From Sale [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00172.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0106/S00168.htm


Govt Commitment To Great Sea Birds

- WWF hopes New Zealand’s signing of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) in Canberra today heralds a stronger stance on seabird protection by the government. See... Albatross Protection One Step Closer [1] and Greater Protection For Petrels And Albatrosses [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00253.htm


Guest Comment: Collateral Damage

- Another date "which will live in infamy" might be April 19, 1995, the day Timothy McVeigh blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City. Without provocation or warning, McVeigh killed 168 people he didn't know. See... Guest Comment: Now The Blood's On Our Hands [1] . See also... Murderers Loose In Washington DC [2] and Two More Executions Due On Tuesday [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00101.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00071.htm


Union Launches “take Back the Track” Campaign

- “The RMTU launched it’s Take Back The Track Campaign this week with the release of a petition calling upon the Government to move to return the rail network to public ownership in response to Tranz Rail’s planned sell off or systematic closedown of ... See... Take Back The Track Campaign [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0106/S00071.htm


Media Flash: Oz Media Insider

- Trevor Sykes, veteran business journalist, joined the growing number of media writers this week targeting One.Tel directors Lachlan Murdoch and James Packer, as well as Jodee Rich and Brad Keeling, over the telco's financial collapse. See... Media Flash - June 18, 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00102.htm


Raking Over The Coals Of The Florida Vote

- Some eight months after one of the most chaotic presidential elections in United States history, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released a report June 8 which examined irregularities in Florida's pivotal 2000 election. See... Florida’s Aggressive Purge of Voter Rolls [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0106/S00075.htm


Rod Donald: Borrowing To Save For Super Doesn’t Make Sense

- It has been revealed that the Government is borrowing to pay for part of the super fund. Over the next four years it’s planning to increase net crown debt by $3.8 billion at the same time as it intends to put $6.1 billion in the super fund. As individuals learned in the 1980’s, borrowing to put money into the sharemarket is very risky. See... Column: Rod Donald On Green Super Policy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0106/S00250.htm


Dayna Berghan: A Man In A Woman’s World

- A good friend of mine is studying Women's Studies at Victoria University; he is one of two males in his class. He’s currently on study break and working hard for his exams. He said he really enjoyed the study and the topics - but what he wasn't enjoying was the reactions that he was getting when he told others what he was studying. See... Are You A Feminist Or A Masculinist? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0106/S00015.htm


Katya Rivas: Who Are The Angels

- My daughter, write all that I am going to reveal to you because it is very necessary for certain things to serve for your instruction because of the times that have already arrived. Without this help it would be very hard for you all to survive. See... Katya Rivas: The Angels Guide Us [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0106/S00099.htm

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