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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
More Sludge On Flight 77: No Chocolate Fish For msnbc
Hard News Is Here!
Howard’s End: British Report Favours Mercenaries
Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop
Vatican Asks Where’s The Help In The Middle East?
Allegations Of Sex Abuse By UN Workers
Fringe: Taking The Mickey Out Of The Media
Rounding Out Your Week On The Fringe
Sludge: Everything You Need To Know About Banking & More
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Bere Conviction Welcome, But Sentence Too Light
International Working Women’s Day
Plain Speaking From Bill
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Committee Reports On Aquaculture Moratorium Bill
More Medals For Malaya Veterans
Brian Drain On Again
Clark On Innovation

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Sludge Report: No Chocolate Fish For msnbc

- “Moment of impact at Pentagon” screams the headline. And startling new pictures all right (Why haven’t we seen these before!). But hold it a second. There is still no plane! See... Sludge Report #129 – Great Pics, But No Flight 77 [1] . See also... Sludge Report #127 - The Hunt For Flight 77 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00030.htm


Hard News Is Here!

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... can we make it official now? The United States of America is in the hands of a bunch of dangerous lunatics. First, the nonsensical threat of a military war against a so-called "Axis of Evil". See... HARD NEWS 08/03/02 - Going to Hell [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00045.htm


Howard’s End: British Report Favours Mercenaries

- The days of countries contributing U.N. Peacekeepers might be numbered because Private Military Companies (PMC's) are seen in a Green Paper report to the British Parliament as being more cost effective and doing a better job. See... Howard's End: Mercenaries Better Than U.N. Troops [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00046.htm


Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop

- Transcript of Interview of Greg Palast, Journalist for BBC and Observer, London, by Alex Jones. See... Transcript: “Earth Shattering” World Bank Scoop [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00044.htm

Vatican Asks Where’s The Help In The Middle East?

- As new violence engulfs the Middle East, Vatican Radio raised the question: "Where are the United Nations, the United States and Europe?" See... Where Are The UN, US and EU? - Vatican Radio [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00042.htm


Allegations Of Sex Abuse By UN Workers

- A major sex scandal surrounding alleged mass abuse of West African refugee children has erupted at a United Nations Refugee Agency forum in Geneva. See... UN Aid Workers In Sex Abuse Allegations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00041.htm


Fringe: Taking The Mickey Out Of The Media

- 'New Zealand media is hard to make fun of because it already parodies itself' says Fringe Festival 2002 play writer Tim Barcode. See... Images: 'Interviews And Other Lies' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00043.htm


Rounding Out Your Week On The Fringe

– Fringe rendezvous points for Friday until Sunday. Fringe NZ Listings For Friday 8-Sunday 10 March


Sludge: Everything You Need To Know About Banking & More

- This second part in the Sludge Truth, Peace & Love series is dedicated to shedding some light on truth of the financial system, its history and how George W. Bush and his family fit into the picture. See... Sludge Report #128 – Truth, Beauty & Love (Part 2) [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00037.htm


Katya Rivas’ Passion

- Scoop has restarted a daily serialisation of Bolivian mystic Katya Rivas’ The Passion. In her book Jesus Christ relates in his own words his experiences during the first Holy Week. The serial will continue through to the end of Lent 2002. See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Is Sentenced to Death [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00040.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Bere Conviction Welcome, But Sentence Too Light

- Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that the New Zealand Government welcomed the guilty verdict handed down to the killer of Private Leonard Manning, the New Zealand soldier killed in East Timor in July 2000, but believes the sentence is too light. See... NZ Welcomes Bere Verdict [1] and Media Backgrounder On Trial Of Yacobus Bere [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00137.htm


International Working Women’s Day

- Recognising the need for information addressing women’s human rights concerns, the Human Rights Commission is launching its new “Women’s Lifecycle Leaflet series”. See... New Information for Women on Women’s Day [1] MORE: - SFWU - Caregivers Meet With MPs On Working Women's Day [2] - Honouring Caregivers On International Women’s Day [3] - CTU - 140 Years On Women’s Work Issues Are Still There [4] - International Working Women’s Day – March 8 [5] - NZUSA - Women Tired Of A Decade Of Discrimination [6] - OUSA - Women Will Pay 20% More For Their Tertiary Ed [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00038.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00026.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00035.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00023.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00024.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0203/S00023.htm


Plain Speaking From Bill

- Our oldest child is in year 10 this year (4th form), so that's almost 10 years standing in the queues at parent-teacher evenings and talking to the parents on the sideline. At last count it will be a good 16 more years before my family is finished with schools. See... Plain English - Friday 8 March 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00157.htm


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- From 1 March to 8 March 2002 Committee meetings There were 11 committee meetings, three of which were held out of Wellington. One committee also went on a site visit. See... Select Committee Business 1-8 March 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00156.htm


Committee Reports On Aquaculture Moratorium Bill

“The Primary Production select committee recommendations on the Aquaculture moratorium do not go far enough,”; said ACT Environment Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff See... Red Tape and Bureaucracy Hobbles Industry [1] - Govt - Govt Comfortable On Aquaculture Moratorium [2] - National - Opposition Forces Aquaculture Moratorium Backdown [3] - Greens - Greens Support Marine Farming Moratorium Changes [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00153.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00152.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00151.htm


More Medals For Malaya Veterans

- Defence Minister and Minister of Veteran's Affairs Mark Burton today announced that approximately 800 additional New Zealand navy veterans now qualify for a medal recognising their service during the 1960s confrontation with Indonesia. See... Malaya Naval Veterans Qualify For Medal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00154.htm


Brian Drain On Again

- Latest migration figures back up ACT's comments that the reduction in the brain drain after September 11 was just a blip, ACT Immigration Spokesman MP Penny Webster said today. See... Brain Drain Re-Starts After September 11 Scare [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00150.htm


Clark On Innovation

- “This conference has been very successful in bringing together leading innovators from many sectors, with many people keen to get insights into their success.” See... PM's Address To The Innovation Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00146.htm

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