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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Sludge Report #131 – Sludge Scoop Haunts Hide
Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A
Police Raid Michael Moore Booksigning In San Diego
Coming Soon: Multi-Billion Dollar Media Mergers
Bush Laying The Groundwork For Nuclear Strikes
The Real Deal: Enron Cover-up Dissected
David Miller Looks For Glimmers Of Mid-East Hope
Scoop Images: Wild Eatin’
Motorsport News: Dixon’s Progress & WRC News
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Ron Mark Labels Chaplain Cuts Reverse Racism
Hate Crime Definition Disturbs
Art-For-Dole Scheme Ripe For Abuse
Alliance Campus Politics Mystifies
Hormones & Antibiotics In Chicken Feed Different Issues– Tegel
Maharey Leads Charge To Volunteer
Gender Pay Gap Should Head EEO Commissioner’s List
Gosche To Stand For Maungakiekie

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Sludge Report #131 – Sludge Scoop Haunts Hide

- One of the Sludge Report’s greatest hits has come back to life. Sludge wondered at the time how such as story could so quickly die. But it is back…. See... Sludge Report #131 – Sludge Scoop Haunts Hide [1] See Also... The FREE MONEY FOR THE GREEDY mystery An oldie, but still a goodie... - Sludge Report #10 - Free Money For Greedy Mystery [2] - More Evidence Emerges [3] - Rodney’s Trip To Fiji [4] - Rodney’s Speech In Fiji (1) [5] - (2) [6] Full coverage - Winston Peters on Investors International [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00074.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00043.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00053.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00072.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0006/S00073.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0006/S00295.htm


Scoop Is In The House: Today’s Q&A

- Today's questions of the day concerned: Aquaculture Moratorium – Zimbabwe – Parole Reform – Mental Health Patients In Jail Cells – Confidence In Ministers – Rodney Hide, Scams and Fiji Speeches – Palmerston North Home Care – MS Drugs – NZ Vs Australia. See... SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 12 March [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00072.htm


Police Raid Michael Moore Booksigning In San Diego

- It's a few minutes before midnight, on Friday night on 3/8/2002. I'm in San Diego, and I have just escaped being arrested by the San Diego police. This book tour keeps getting more surreal, but the last hour has been unlike anything I have yet seen. See... Police Raid Michael Moore Booksigning In San Diego [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00073.htm


Coming Soon: Multi-Billion Dollar Media Mergers

- On Feb. 19, a federal appeals court struck down Federal Communications Commission regulations that had prevented cable television companies from owning broadcast TV stations. See... Coming Soon: Multi-Billion Dollar Media Mergers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00071.htm


Bush Laying The Groundwork For Nuclear Strikes

- In less than two years, G W Bush has transformed the United States from leading peace-maker to world totalitarian nuclear aggressor. The latest outlining of USA’s nuclear policy is the continuation of the Bush administrations push toward the brink of global warfare. See... Two Suns In The Sunset [1] Links: Scoop Links: US Nuclear Weapons Hit List [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00064.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00055.htm


The Real Deal: Enron Cover-up Dissected

- Fitts believes that the most damning evidence in the Enron case was allowed to slip away so that political damage to the current administration could be minimized and money stolen protected from recapture. See... Enron: The Anatomy of a Cover-Up [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00066.htm


David Miller Looks For Glimmers Of Mid-East Hope

- The comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon that his government is prepared to open dialogue with the Palestinians without the stipulation that there be seven days of peace is perhaps a glimmer of hope in the darkness that has fallen over the Middle East in the past seventeen months. See... David Miller: Is There Hope For The Middle East? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00065.htm


Scoop Images: Wild Eatin’

- Photographer Ian Gill was at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival, capturing the smiles and grimaces of punters as they sampled the wide-ranging menu of acquired tastes. Click through to view his gallery. See... Scoop Images: Hokitika Wildfoods Fun [1] . See also... West Coast Revels In Wildfoods Festival [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00070.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00021.htm


Motorsport News: Dixon’s Progress & WRC News

- Starting from 14th on the grid, Dixon always had a battle on his hands, yet fate turned to favour Dixon allowing him an early jump on many of the opposition. See... Dixon Gets Strong Finish In Opening CART Race [1] and Peugeot Cleansweep Corsican World Rally [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00069.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00068.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: Barrabas Is Set Free [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00067.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Ron Mark Labels Chaplain Cuts Reverse Racism

- New Zealand First MP Ron Mark today lashed out at the Government’s snub of chaplain services in hospitals saying it was reverse racism at its worst. See... Chaplain Cuts Are Reverse Racism In Hospitals [1] MORE: - Nurses Org. - Chaplaincy service deserves increased support [2] - NZ First - How Low Can This Government Go? [3] - Nats - Hospital Chaplains Are Important [4] - United Future - PC Government Priorties All Wrong On Chaplaincy [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00188.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00177.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00173.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00178.htm


Hate Crime Definition Disturbs

- Research by the Maxim Institute has found that members of the legal fraternity are disturbed at new “hate crime” guidelines for sentencing criminals that have been slipped into a Bill soon to be voted on in parliament. See... Law fraternity disturbed at hate crime provisions [1] MORE: - NZ First - Definition Of A 'Hate Crime' [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00054.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00182.htm


Art-For-Dole Scheme Ripe For Abuse

- With its soft approach to welfare, the Government is in danger of trapping a whole new type of beneficiary in the welfare trap, ACT Employment Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Art-For-Dole Scheme Traps More In Dependency [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00187.htm


Alliance Campus Politics Mystifies

- University students are confused as to which party is the real Alliance, says Young Nationals Chair Grant Tyrrell, after completing a nationwide tour of six major campuses. See... Will The Real Alliance Please Stand Up [1] ALSO ON CAMPUS: - Greens - Campus Tour Ends, Concerns Grow [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00051.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00185.htm


Hormones & Antibiotics In Chicken Feed Different Issues– Tegel

- Tegel says that research and market feedback show that consumers see a distinction between antibiotics and growth hormones. “New Zealanders see antibiotics and hormones as two different issues.” See... Consumers know the difference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00053.htm


Maharey Leads Charge To Volunteer

- Minister responsible for Community and Voluntary Sector, Steve Maharey, is encouraging MPs from all over the country to take on volunteer duties, or spend time talking to voluntary groups, as part of Volunteer Awareness Week. See... Call for MPs to support Volunteer Awareness Week [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00176.htm


Gender Pay Gap Should Head EEO Commissioner’s List

- The growing gender pay gap must be the first priority of the new EEO Commissioner, just as soon as someone is appointed to that position, Green Party Women's spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today. See... Gender Gap A Priority For New EEO Commissioner [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00181.htm


Gosche To Stand For Maungakiekie

- Maungakiekie MP Mark Gosche has been confirmed as Labour’s candidate to stand in the electorate at the next election later this year. See... Gosche To Contest Maungakiekie [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00179.htm

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