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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Hard News Is Here
George W. Tells Us What Helen Won’t – Where The SAS Are
Feedback: On Yesterday's Security Council Resolution
Streets of London: No Stress Online Zyban Access
Why Do You Hate Banks? Go On, Share
Henceforth, Shihad Shall Adopt the Moniker PACIFIER
Auckland City Council Meeting Furore
Wake Up Auckland! Rally Saturday
Flight 77: Image Analysis & Feedback
Scoop World: Part 2 Of MalcontentX’s 911 Investigation
Scoop World: Amnesty On 911 Detainee Rights Breaches
Katya Rivas’ Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
PM’s Manners Appal
PM Has No View On MFAT Photos
New Car Safety Rules Announced
Lee To Advocate For Great Whales In Japan
Robson To Mexico International Aid Conference
ACT Offers Way Out For Hate Crime Controversy
Principal’s Point Of Principle Preposterous

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Hard News Is Here

- GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Chaos. Tears. People arrested but not charged with any offence, or driven away by private muscle. An autocrat who badgers and intimidates his political opponents and accuses them of things they have not done. No, not Zimbabwe. That's serious. This is, well, pathetic. See... HARD NEWS 15/03/02 - Spite, Arrogance and Deceit [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00103.htm


George W. Tells Us What Helen Won’t – Where The SAS Are

- The United States has finally told New Zealand the news that Helen Clark had a duty to disclose months ago: that our SAS troops are in Afghanistan and have been involved in military action, Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today. See... US Finally Confirms Kiwi SAS Troops In Afghanistan [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00284.htm


Feedback: On Yesterday's Security Council Resolution

- The concept regarding a separate Palestinian state was initially made back in 1947 by the UN. And I ask you by what right do the Arabs have to demand the very state they rejected back in 1948. See... Scoop Feedback: On A Palestinian State [1] OTHER FEEDBACK: - Scoop Feedback: Opinion Grab-bag [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00102.htm


Streets of London: No Stress Online Zyban Access

- The virtually no-questions-asked availability of the controversial smoking cessation drug Zyban (buproprion hydrochloride) on some British websites is causing consternation among the relevant UK authorities. See... Streets of London: Bypassing Prescriptions Online [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00099.htm


Why Do You Hate Banks? Go On, Share

- Authors of the first ten stories about banks accepted for publication on Scoop will receive a free double pass to see The Bank Movie, opening on the biggest Screen in the Southern Hemisphere at the Embassy Theatre on March 28th and moving to the Paramount Theatre from April 4th. See... Scoop Interactive: Do You Hate Banks? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00097.htm


Henceforth, Shihad Shall Adopt the Moniker PACIFIER

- With Shihad's passionate fan base staging an internet and gossip riot, and with the band, management and record company under siege from media and fans in the US, New Zealand and Australia the band have made an unannounced appearance under their highly anticipated new name PACIFIER at The Viper Room in LA. See... Shihad Spit The Dummy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0203/S00038.htm


Auckland City Council Meeting Furore

- 17 otherwise law abiding citizens were forced into a situation where they were placed under arrest for exercising their democratic rights of freedom of expression. See... Citizen rights trashed at Council meeting [1] MORE: - City Council - Banks firm [2] - WPG - Letter [3] - question in the House [4] - CHAG - residential housing sales [5] - Soil & Health - Violent Council Meeting [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00036.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0203/S00083.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00040.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00041.htm


Wake Up Auckland! Rally Saturday

- Don McGlashan, Mahinarangi Tocker, Jubilation Choir, Suzuki Strings Group, Truda Chadwick, Pip Harker, Gaille Tinihau, Lindah E, Ramon, Raphael & Henzart - Henry Ah Foo Taripo See... Entertainment Line up at Wake Up Auckland Rally [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0203/S00039.htm


Flight 77: Image Analysis & Feedback

- The following image has been sent to Scoop by a reader keen to help with solving the Mystery of Flight 77. (Note: The Pentagon building is 78 feet high, the tail of a 757 is 44 feet high.) See... Scoop Image: Image Of Flight 77 (Perspective) [1] and Scoop Feedback: On Scoop’s Flight 77 Coverage [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00100.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00101.htm


Part 2 Of MalcontentX’s 911 Investigation

- The following is the second part of a detailed analysis of the events of September 11th by anonymous analyst and netizen MalcontentX. See... 911 INVESTIGATION: Further Unanswered Questions [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00098.htm


Scoop World: Amnesty On 911 Detainee Rights Breaches

- "I have now been in solitary confinement for 3 and a half months and by the time of the next hearing I will have been here for four months. [...] Why am I imprisoned? Why in solitary confinement? And why under maximum security measures? I have many questions and no answers. What are they accusing me of? Nobody knows." (Letter from a detainee held at the Metropolitan Detention Centre, Brooklyn, New York, for an immigration violation) See... US 911 Detainees Deprived Of Their Basic Rights [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0203/S00082.htm


Keith Rankin: If We Can’t Host It, Lets Win It

- Will New Zealand get to host a few matches of Australia's Rugby World Cup in 2003? We are all on tenterhooks. See... Keith Rankin: All Blacked [1] . See also... Trevor Mallard comment on Rugby World Cup [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00085.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00242.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 Helped to Carry the Cross [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0203/S00095.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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PM’s Manners Appal - Bill English

- Helen Clark is showing a startling lack of respect for the symbols of state, says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Yet Again The Prime Minister Shows No Respect [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00272.htm


PM Has No View On MFAT Photos

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has no knowledge of what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's policy has been on the display of photos in overseas posts. Further, she has never expressed an opinion of any kind on what photos should be displayed. See... PM Comments On Photos In MFAT Posts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00285.htm


New Car Safety Rules Announced

- Transport Minister Mark Gosche today announced new rules to improve the safety of vehicles on New Zealand roads. See... New Rules To Improve Vehicle Safety [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00281.htm


Lee To Advocate For Great Whales In Japan

- Conservation Minister Sandra Lee is to travel to the Japanese whaling fleet's homeport in May. See... Minister To Visit Japanese Whaling Fleet Homeport [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00273.htm


Robson To Mexico International Aid Conference

- Minister responsible for International Development Matt Robson will attend the United Nations Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Mexico next week. See... Minister To Attend Landmark Development Conference [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00279.htm


ACT Offers Way Out For Hate Crime Controversy

- ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks is proposing an amendment to the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill aimed at resolving the controversy over the Government's late inclusion of `hate crime' provisions. See... ACT Takes Discrimination Out of 'Hate Crime' [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00276.htm


Principal’s Point Of Principle Preposterous

- Green Youth Affairs Spokesperson Nandor Tanczos today said Fielding High School Principal Roger Menzies should focus on providing education rather than stamping out self expression among students. See... Brains More Important Than Tongues - Nandor [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0203/S00275.htm

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