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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Big News: Selling Sex Law Reforms
Worker’s Hero Poised To Win Brazilian Elections
US Elections 2002: Why Voters Are Like Salmon
Images: Our Place Hosts The Arms Industry
Pokies Are Not Presbyterian
GM Corn Test Results Released
UQ Wire: Junior’s Troops Endangered By Poppy’s WMD Sales
UQ Wire: Unpleasant Developments Foreseen
UQ Wire: Advert Reveals Anthrax An Inside Job
LV Cup: Race Four Results
Countdown To War: Holding The Line – Senate's Roll Of Honour
Countdown To War: William Rivers Pitt Pickets GWB In Boston
Countdown To War: Intellectually Challenged? The Answers Are Here
Countdown To War: Firas Al-Atraqchi on Lying About Iraq
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Nuclear Ships Or Free Trade – The Debate Begins
Prebble’s Letter: Helen Jinxed The Warriors
Electricity Crisis Or Not – Hodgson Says Not
Muriel Newman: Why I Support Transgenic Cows
New Maths Resources Launched
Police Wasting Their Own Time - Nandor
Leaky House Experts Begin Work
What’s Up With The NCEA – Inquiry Call
What’s Happening In Our Laboratories?
Fee Freeze Agreement Welcomed

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Big News: Selling Sex Law Reforms

- Imagine it. You are looking for a job. A legal job with a good hourly rate. Although you can advertise in the paper for work, approaching prospective clients is illegal and so is earning a living from the work. It’s the life of a sex worker. See... Big News: Blowing Jobs and Selling Sex [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00039.htm


Worker’s Hero Poised To Win Brazilian Elections

- Brazilian elections are currently underway. According to exit polls there is more than a fighting chance that the Worker's party candidate Luiz Inácio da Silva, known as Lula, may win the race on the first ballot. See... Lula Might Govern Brazil - Workers Want the Power [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00042.htm


US Elections 2002: Why Voters Are Like Salmon

- In this third background piece on the California elections, the topic is polling places and equipment. On Monday, October 7, California's Secretary of State is coming to Alameda County to declare absentee voting open. See... The wheres and what-withs of voting [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00036.htm


Images: Our Place Hosts The Arms Industry

- Photos from the protest against a Weapons manufacturing meeting outside Te Papa last week. See... Images: Protesting NZ Weapons Industry At Te Papa [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00036.htm


Pokies Are Not Presbyterian

- The Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand has expressed its outrage to the Government about the impact poker machines are having on individuals, families and communities. See... Presbyterian Church Protests Pokies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00032.htm


GM Corn Test Results Released

- The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and ERMA New Zealand announced last week that they had completed their investigations into the genetically modified (GM) maize crops harvested earlier this year at Pukekohe and Gisborne. See... GM maize test results announced [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0210/S00022.htm


UQ Wire: Junior’s Troops Endangered By Poppy’s WMD Sales

- Will Congress Permit Bush 43 to Place Soldiers in Harm’s Way, With Questionable Protective Equipment, Against Same Chemical Weapons that Bush 41 Officials Allowed to be Shipped Illegally to Iraq? See... UQ Wire: Tom Flocco - Iraq Has A Lot Of Nerve! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00041.htm


UQ Wire: Unpleasant Developments Foreseen

- There is not much joy this month in seeing that events over the last year have unfolded exactly the way I said they would, writes Mike Ruppert of From the Wilderness. See... UQ Wire: Across the Rubicon - Here Comes the Draft [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00040.htm


UQ Wire: Advert Reveals Anthrax An Inside Job

- The following is the text of a banner ad in the Washington Times as of Oct. 5th, and it was published in the print edition. Pete Velis, the author who identifies himself as "just an American," uses the available evidence and obvious logic to show that the anthrax attack was almost certainly carried out by perpetrators in an off-budget military program. See... UQ Wire: Anthrax Ad in Wash.Times Says Inside Job [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00034.htm


LV Cup: Race Four Results

- Alinghi defeated the Prada Challenge in ideal wind conditions for Race 4 of the Louis Vuitton Cup. See... Alinghi Claims Another Win Against Prada [1] . See also... - Le Defi - At 13 Seconds To Victory [2] , A True Fight Between Mascalzone & Swedish Team [3] and Results From Race Day 4 - Sunday 6 October [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00052.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00051.htm


Countdown To War: Holding The Line – Senate's Roll Of Honour

- The great Roman historian, Titus Livius, said, “ All things will be clear and distinct to the man who does not hurry; haste is blind and improvident.” See... Rush to War Ignores U.S. Constitution - Sen. Byrd [1] and Levin Amendement on Iraq - Senator Carl Levin [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00053.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00054.htm


Countdown To War: William Rivers Pitt Pickets GWB In Boston

- To get to the Seaport Hotel, you must cross over the Moakley Bridge, named for the recently deceased senior Congressman from Massachusetts. The bridge lies in the shadow of a new Federal courthouse that likewise bears his name. See... UQ Wire: No Retreat, No Surrender [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00038.htm


Countdown To War: Intellectually Challenged? The Answers Are Here

- Once again, in need of help to sort through all the Iraq flak and confusion, I consult the oracle of that great publishing franchise that helps explain complicated matters in terms simple enough for even ordinary types like me. See... Bernard Weiner: Bush's War on Iraq for Dummies [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00037.htm


Countdown To War: Firas Al-Atraqchi on Lying About Iraq

- The invasion of Iraq requires a massive disinformation and propaganda effort not seen since the Third Reich brainwashed its own people into believing that the Jews must be eradicated in a Final Solution and that all of Europe must fall under German Aryan subjugation. See... Firas Al-Atraqchi: How To Lie About Iraq [1] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00033.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved one, what are you amazed at? None of My children should be astonished to know that I love them? This love is so immense that I love them so much that I even chase them with My Love... See... Katya Rivas: You Still Have Much to Suffer [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00035.htm


http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002
Louis Vuitton Cup Latest

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Nuclear Ships Or Free Trade – The Debate Begins

- Green MP Keith Locke is glad New Zealand won't be backing down on our nuclear-free law after Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen was told it was a barrier to a free trade deal with America. See... Don't Sell Our Sovereignty [1] MORE: - Nick Smith - Cullen comes clean on trade impasse [2] - Matt Robson - No trading of nukes for butter [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00126.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00122.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00120.htm


Prebble’s Letter: Helen Jinxed The Warriors

- The government is tired. Clark has been campaigning all year. Then it was straight into coalition talks, allocating portfolios, then parliament again. It’s a very tired PM whose flying home after having jinxed yet another top New Zealand team. See... Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00128.htm


Electricity Crisis Or Not – Hodgson Says Not

- Electricity supply forecasts released today by industry consultant Bryan Leyland appear to err on the side of pessimism, according to an expert review released by Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... Review of electricity supply modelling released [1] and Pete Hodgson Speech to NZ Energy Conference [2] MORE: - Gerry Brownlee - Consumers warned of power shortages [3] EARLIER: - Gerry Brownlee - Hodgson Failing to Read Between the Lines [4] - Pete Hodgson - Strong prospects for renewable energy development [5] - Pete Hodgson - Nats scaremongering on electricity supply [6] - Damien O’Conner - West Coast should not be a political football [7] - Bill English - Dobson Logical Answer To Power Shortfall [8] - Gerry Brownlee - Govt out of touch with power supply needs [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00123.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00119.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00117.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00106.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00098.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00097.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00091.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00090.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00089.htm


Muriel Newman: Why I Support Transgenic Cows

- This week the Environmental Risk Management Authority, the independent body that regulates genetic science, approved a genetic engineering application by AgResearch, the Crown research institute. See... GE Future is Bright for New Zealand [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00118.htm


New Maths Resources Launched

- Intermediate school students and teachers will be able to make further big strides towards better maths with the latest publications in the “Figure It Out” series, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Help for Intermediate Maths Teachers and Students [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00127.htm


Police Wasting Their Own Time - Nandor

- Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said news that police were taking longer to respond to burglaries showed the public needed to decide on the allocation of police resources and priorities for police investigations. See... Public need to decide on police priorities [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00125.htm


Leaky House Experts Begin Work

- An expert group begins work today to establish a mediation service to help people seeking remedies for ‘leaky buildings’. See... Mediation service expert group begins work [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00124.htm


What’s Up With The NCEA – Inquiry Call

- The Education and Science Select Committee must this week initiate an urgent inquiry into the debacle over school qualifications for next year, says National’s Education Spokesperson Nick Smith. See... Inquiry Into School Qual’s Debacle Needed [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00115.htm


What’s Happening In Our Laboratories?

- Green Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Kedgley said a culture of secrecy surrounding animal experiments was stifling public debate, contributing to public disquiet about animal experimentation, and keeping New Zealanders in the dark about the nature and extent of experimentation on live animals. See... Time to lift veil of secrecy on animal experiments [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00114.htm


Fee Freeze Agreement Welcomed

- The decision by Massey and Canterbury universities to accept the government’s fee stabilisation offer for 2003 has been welcomed by Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey. See... Government welcomes fee freeze acceptances [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00112.htm


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