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NOTE: Extended edition includes Friday's material...

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Old, Sick Man of Turkey Should Tend to His Own Flock
Howard’s End: Dusting Off The Dogma Buster
Lea Barker: Do You Know The Way?
Guest Opinion: Tony Baldwin On Fonterra And The NZ Economy
Howard’s End: More “Surprises” To Follow Enron
Ohau Images - Soft Southern Skies
Muriel Newman: The Sky Is Not Falling
Plain English Picks The Election Year Issues
Feedback: Peace And Banking
Dr Don Speaks Out On NZ’s Indebtedness
New York Venue For WEF-Anticapitalist Showdown Next Week
Scoop Satire: Not The Harry Potter Movie Poster
Jackson’s Discrimination Against The Undead Upsets
Katya Rivas - Saints Michael And Mary

AMERICAN STRIKES - FULL COVERAGE
Pentagon’s (Feigned?) Indifference To 911 & More On Those Missing Fighters
Afghan Government Seeks Kiwi Ties
THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL UN, US & UK COMMENTS

OTHER NEWS
Employers Nervous About Work Stoppages Under ERA
Creative NZ Vs. Winston: Parallel Lines Never Meet
Four Reasons Why Massive Nurses Strike Will Fail
ACT Supports Human Gene Insertion In Animals
Primary School Roles Reach Peak
Alliance Reaffirms Water Supply Policy

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Old, Sick Man of Turkey Should Tend to His Own Flock

- In International criticism of Turkey’s repressive and often brutal policies towards its Kurdish and non-Turk minorities has just become a criminal offence under new anti-terrorism legislation. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: Turkey Criminalises Dissent [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00042.htm


Howard’s End: Dusting Off The Dogma Buster

- For decades, most in the medical profession believed that the human heart could never repair itself. But now, researchers in New York have finally confirmed it can, which skittles a long-standing medical dogma that arguably has caused many human beings to be condemned to almost certain death. There is none so blind as those who will not see! Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: The Dangers Of Medico-Media Dogma [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00040.htm


Lea Barker: Do You Know The Way?

- Rosalea Barker takes to the road and illustrates the way from San Jose…. See... Stateside with Images: The Way From San Jose [1] and... Stateside: Madam Rosa's Tea-cup Prediction [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00041.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00039.htm


Guest Opinion: Tony Baldwin On Fonterra And The NZ Economy

- Like it or not, New Zealand's economic prospects are now closely tied to the performance of one company, Fonterra, the mega dairy co-op formed last year under special legislation which let it bypass normal checks by monopolies watchdog, the Commerce Commission. Writes Tony Balwin. See... Opinion: Fonterra's Response Smacks Of Paralysis [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00045.htm


Howard’s End: More “Surprises” To Follow Enron

- Well, that's it. We can all breathe a sigh of relief because Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan feels the recession is over and Amazon.com has finally made a profit. But look, there's a pig flying past the window. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: And Now For The Discouraging Signs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00036.htm


Ohau Images - Soft Southern Skies

- These images were taken this evening from my front garden just as the light was fading. This more than often creates a lovely sky after a hot day with little wind at this time of year. See... Scoop Images: Soft Evening Light Over Ohau [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00043.htm


Muriel Newman: The Sky Is Not Falling

- Predictions of calamitous events have always been around. Some of the most famous were those of Nostradamus, written in the 16th century, which continue to be re-interpreted to this very day. See... Newman: Signing To Kyoto Protocol Will Be Madness [1] MORE: - NZ Business Roundtable - Early Ratification Of Kyoto Protocol Opposed [2] - Submission [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00069.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00070.htm


Plain English Picks The Election Year Issues

- Voters will face the same big issues as usual this election year like education, health and the economy. Dr Cullen's Superfund will become a bigger issue than many in the media are picking at the moment. See... Plain English 24 Jan 2001 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00160.htm


Feedback: Peace And Banking

- Twas the night before Christmas... See... Scoop Feedback: A Peacekeeper’s Christmas [1] and... Scoop Feedback: US In Saudi Arabia & Kiwibank [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00028.htm


Dr Don Speaks Out On NZ’s Indebtedness

- I am delighted to be here again for my ninth annual address to the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce. Last year I spoke to this audience about what goes on “behind the scenes” in formulating monetary policy at the Reserve Bank, and over the years ... See... An Indebted People - Dr Don Brash Speech [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00075.htm


New York Venue For WEF-Anticapitalist Showdown Next Week

- Michael Dolan, deputy director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch discusses his concern that after the events of Sept. 11, confrontational tactics with police may result in further marginalization of the anti-corporate globalization movement. See... BTL Q&A: Activists Organizing WEF Protests in NYC [1] and Activists To Denounce Fat Cat-Politician Hugfest [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00034.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00065.htm


Scoop Satire: Not The Harry Potter Movie Poster

- ... found circulating on the Internet and forwarded to Scoop by a reader... See... Scoop Satirical Image: Harry Pothead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00022.htm


Jackson’s Discrimination Against The Undead Upsets

- “The Corrective Party is shocked at the lionisation of Peter Jackson, whose ‘Braindead’ movie is nothing but a paean of discrimination against the undead!!!” said Sister Palpitatia today. See... Stop Cinematic Violence Against the Undead!!! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00037.htm


Katya Rivas - Saints Michael And Mary

- Always have your hearts open for great hope: the advent of the Kingdom of God in your souls, in the souls of others, and of the whole world. Learn to fall passionately in the arms of the Merciful Love. See... Katya Rivas: A New Kingdom Is Been Prepared [1] and Katya Rivas: What Does Not Come from Heaven [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00038.htm


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AFGHANISTAN - FULL COVERAGE

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Pentagon’s (Feigned?) Indifference To 911 & More On Those Missing Fighters

- On the morning of September 11, the present Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard B. Myers, was having a routine meeting on Capitol Hill with Senator Max Cleland. Just before the meeting began…See... TENC.NET: 9-ll: Ho-hum, Nothing Urgent [1] and TENC.NET: Planes DID scramble on 9-11 FAQ [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00033.htm


Afghan Government Seeks Kiwi Ties

- The Afghan interim government has indicated to Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Matt Robson that it would like closer relations with New Zealand. See... Afghan Government Wants Closer Links With NZ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00124.htm


THE RECEIVED VERSION - OFFICIAL UN, US & UK COMMENTS

- Powell / Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Remarks [1] - Conference for Afghan Reconstruction Assistance [2] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing January 24, 2002 [3] - DoD News Briefing 25/1 - Rear Adm. Stufflebeem [4] - DoD News Briefing 24/1 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers [5] - State Dept. Daily Press Briefing January 23, 2002 [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00079.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00078.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00067.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00066.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00064.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Employers Nervous About Work Stoppages Under ERA

- Work stoppage figures for the first year of operation of the Employment Relations Act are showing a steep increase, which is of concern to employers says Business NZ. See... Work Stoppage Figures Concerning [1] and ERA only one part of the picture [2] MORE: - Stats NZ - Nineteen Work Stoppages End in September Quarter [3] - ACT - Predictions Of More Strikes Under ERA Correct [4] - Nats - ERA brings industrial action and dissatisfaction [5] - CTU - ERA – framework for NZ’s growth [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00066.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00065.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00159.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00157.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0201/S00063.htm


Creative NZ Vs. Winston: Parallel Lines Never Meet

- The cost of developing the Maori Made Mark is $831,000 - not $1 million as claimed by Rt Hon Winston Peters in the press release issued by New Zealand First today. See... Maori Made Mark: Response To New Zealand First [1] EARLIER: - Winston Peters - $1 Million For Six Bendy Lines. Is That It? [2] - Creative NZ - Maori Made Mark: Much more than a logo [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00036.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00147.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0201/S00016.htm


Four Reasons Why Massive Nurses Strike Will Fail

- “The Canterbury nurses planned 15-day strike is doomed to fail for four main reasons,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. See... “Nurses Strike Doomed To Fail” [1] MORE: - Nats - Stop Strike Or Deaths A Certainty [2] - United Future - King Should Stay Out Of Canterbury Health Dispute [3] - Nats - King Must Intervene To Stop Strike [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00035.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00163.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00139.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00137.htm


ACT Supports Human Gene Insertion In Animals

- ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff is urging medical and scientific organisations to be much more vocal in their support for AgResearch Institute's plans to carry out GM research in order to find a treatment for multiple sclerosis. See... AgResearch Institute's Plan Must Be Supported [1] . MORE: Agresearch & Monsanto’s GE Corn [2] Push For More Cows With Human Genes Ignores RCGM [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00165.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00032.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00031.htm


Primary School Roles Reach Peak

- Primary school rolls this year are predicted to be the highest they will ever be, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Peak Year For Primary Schools [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00164.htm


Alliance Reaffirms Water Supply Policy

- Local Government Minister and Deputy Leader of the Alliance Sandra Lee says the party will vigorously oppose any move to soften government proposals to ban the privatisation of local body water supply and wastewater services. See... Alliance On Local Body Water Privatisation [1] and Picket Outside Sandra Lee's Office Friday 25 Jan [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00033.htm


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