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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
George Bush Calls For Middle East Peace Without Arafat
David Miller: Wall A Symbol Of Failure?
Scoop Images: Writ Signing At Government House
Evening Post To Fold Into Dom, 80-90 Jobs To Go
Image: Let The Two Towers Hype Begin
Unanswered Questions: Has FBI 911 Inquiry Been Knobbled?
Satire: AI Computer Addicted To Sitcoms And Playstation
US Legal Rights Abuses In The Name Of Terror
Image: Arizona Burning
Genes & Alcoholism
Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
PREFU Positive, But Nats Say Golden Weather Over
NZ To Challenge US Steel Protectionism
PM Won’t Re-visit Cave Creek
Govt Help For Clean Up In Weather Bomb’s Wake
What Nurses Want
Life Sciences Definition Of Safe Doesn’t Satisfy
Jim Anderton’s Progressive Coalition Registered
Crime Survey Suppressed, Says ACT

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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George Bush Calls For Middle East Peace Without Arafat

- "Peace requires a new and different Palestinian leadership, so that a Palestinian state can be born. I call on the Palestinian people to elect new leaders, leaders not compromised by terror." See... GW Bush Calls for New Palestinian Leadership [1] . See also... State Dept. Daily Press Briefing June 24 [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00078.htm


David Miller: Wall A Symbol Of Failure?

- Is this new policy of physically dividing Jew from Arab simply a statement by the Israeli government that it cannot prevent Palestinian suicide attacks despite its powerful military? In other words, is this wall a symbol of failure? See... David Miller: Israel’s Security Wall [1] MORE SCOOP MIDDLE EAST COMMENTARY: - Natalia Zawidowski: Zionism & Racism [2] - Firas Al-Atraqchi: The "Errors" That Kill [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00136.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00130.htm


Scoop Images: Writ Signing At Government House

- The Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright signed the writ authorising the general election today and handed it over to the Chief Electoral Officer David Henry in the Council Room at Government House. See... Scoop Images: Damie Silvia Signs The Writ [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00151.htm


Evening Post To Fold Into Dom, 80-90 Jobs To Go

- Staff at Wellington Newspapers are shocked and saddened by today’s announcement that the city’s evening newspaper, the Evening Post, is to close. See... Shock at Post [1] MORE: - Pacific Media Watch - Murdoch Group Closes NZ's Last Metro Evening Daily [2] - Roger Sowry - The Evening Post will be sadly missed [3] - Jim Anderton - Evening Post Doesn’t Need To Close [4] - Marian Hobbs - Regrets Evening Post Closure [5] - INL - New Newspaper Proposed - The Dominion Post [6] - Stuff.co.nz - Scoop Link: Post/Dominion Merge Planned [7]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00150.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00150.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00437.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0206/S00435.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00427.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00148.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00142.htm


Image: Let The Two Towers Hype Begin

- The Two Towers follows the continuing quest of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and the Fellowship that has joined together to destroy the One Ring and stand against the evil of the dark lord Sauron. See... Image: The Two Towers Teaser Poster has arrived! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00149.htm


Unanswered Questions: Has FBI 911 Inquiry Been Knobbled?

- The official in charge of ferreting out information about the FBI for a joint congressional intelligence panel allegedly obstructed a Justice Department probe of the bureau two years ago. See... Congressional 911 Investigator Led Waco Coverup [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00148.htm


Satire: AI Computer Addicted To Sitcoms And Playstation

- Paris: France is in an uproar today after the revelation that Le Nausea-2b, the world’s first truly independent artificially intelligent computer, has acquired a taste for US sitcoms and playstation, with indignant editorials from France’s leading newspapers calling for heads to roll over what is being widely regarded as a disastrous blow to French cultural pride. See... Satire: Computer Addicted To Sitcoms, Playstation [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00147.htm


US Legal Rights Abuses In The Name Of Terror

- White House assigns itself the power to determine who is a terrorist, while denying an American defendant due process and access to attorney - Interview with Theresa Younger, executive director of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union. See... Bush Administration Decides Who's a Terrorist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00146.htm


Image: Arizona Burning

The Rodeo Fire (easternmost cluster of red dots) in east-central Arizona is burning within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation about 100 miles east-northeast of Phoenix. See... NASA Image: Rodeo Fire Burning In Arizona [1] . See also...Supercomputer Weather: US Fires Forecast Hot & Dry [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00138.htm


Genes & Alcoholism

- A genetic discovery by Dr Geoff Chambers of Victoria University has revealed that many Polynesians have inherited a genetic factor from Asian ancestors which may assist in reducing an overall risk of them developing alcoholism. See... Shared Alcohol Gene Reveals Asia/Pacific Ancestry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0206/S00038.htm


Katya Rivas

- These words that have hurt you today are words that are in the mouths of the majority of My children. I spoke to you about Heaven, leave them with their errors and their blindness (they said that Heaven is God, it is not a place). See... Katya Rivas: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Exist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00144.htm


PHOTO STORY
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00080.htm

Arizona Burning


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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PREFU Positive, But Nats Say Golden Weather Over

- “The outlook in the 2002 Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update shows a robust economy and a robust Crown balance sheet and testifies to the quality of the government’s management,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen says. See... Prefu outlook strongly positive [1] PREFU FALLOUT: - Bill English - Soft On Inflation? [2] - Slashing Of Health [3] - David Carter - That's As Good As It Got! [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00443.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00448.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00451.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00447.htm


NZ To Challenge US Steel Protectionism

- New Zealand would pursue a legal challenge at the World Trade Organisation against the safeguard measure on steel imports imposed by the United States for a three-year period in March, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton announced today. See... New Zealand To Take Steel Case To WTO [1] SEE ALSO: NZ Wins WTO Case Against Canadian Milk Subsidies [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00446.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00433.htm


PM Won’t Re-visit Cave Creek

- Prime Minister Helen Clark has today advised Christchurch lawyer Grant Cameron that she does not intend to get involved in a re-examination of issues around the Cave Creek tragedy. See... Cave Creek Inquiry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00445.htm


Govt Help For Clean Up In Weather Bomb’s Wake

- The Thames-Coromandel District Council will receive an ex-gratia payment of up to $330,000 in response to last week’s civil emergency, Civil Defence Minister George Hawkins announced today. See... Government Responds To Thames-Coromandel Disaster [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00444.htm


What Nurses Want

- “We hope the experience and advice of our more than 32,000 members will be taken into account when the parties are preparing their election policies,” president Jane O’Malley said. See... Nurses Organisation election manifesto release [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00163.htm


Life Sciences Definition Of Safe Doesn’t Satisfy

- Despite GE foods having been approved and released into our food chain without any long term testing, Life Sciences Network is claiming that ‘Approved use of GM is safe’. See... Life Sciences Network Hedges Bets On GE Safety [1] TODAY'S GE PR BOMB: - Life Sciences - Greenpeace Can’t Face Facts [2] - Consistency Not Their Strong Suit [3] - PSRG - Look At Research Into Foods [4] - Greens - Aus Govt Admits It's All Or Nothing [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00161.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00165.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00164.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00160.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00432.htm


Jim Anderton’s Progressive Coalition Registered

- General Secretary Marty Braithwaite today welcomed the registration of the Progressive Coalition by the Electoral Commission. See... Progressive Coalition Registered [1] and Registration For Another Political Party [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00158.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00157.htm


Crime Survey Suppressed, Says ACT

- ACT leader Richard Prebble has written to Justice Minister Phil Goff, seeking the immediate release, under the Official Information Act, of results of a household crime victim survey carried out by the Justice Ministry at the end of last year. See... ACT Seeks Release of Crime Survey [1] and Prebble Speech [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00442.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00436.htm

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