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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
David Miller: Keeping NZ Nuclear Free
Exploding Tankers Mean Higher Oil Prices
The Article That Salon & The NYT Don’t Want You To Read
SOL: Good Vibrations
Brazil Elections: Lula Looks Forward To October 27th
Undernews: When Cops Go Bad
US Elections: Guess Who’s Counting The Votes?
Israel Welcomes EU Peace Delegation With Helicopter Attack On Children
LV Cup: Racing Today
Countdown To War: Manifest Destiny
Countdown To War: Bush Is Defiant (Or Is That Disturbed ed.)
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT Likes Nuclear Powered Ships
The Family Party On The Drinking Age, Pokies And Smoking In Bars
What Are Aucklanders Being Sprayed With?
Kiwi Children – Abused And On The Run
Beehive Costs Concealed
Hodgson Asked To Apologise
Making GST More Banker Friendly
Chris Carter Is Delighted About His Elevation
ACT Law Reforms To Strengthen Families

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Scoop Is In The House

– For an uncorrected transcript of today’s questions come back at 5.30pm. For today’s questions see... Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday 8 October 2002 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00145.htm


David Miller: Keeping NZ Nuclear Free

- Maybe it is the approaching 20th anniversary marking New Zealand’s first steps to becoming nuclear free, or maybe simply opposition parties' belief that they can get some mileage out of it, but the issue of nuclear power is back in the spotlight again. See... David Miller Online. Why NZ Will Stay Nuclear Free [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00048.htm


Exploding Tankers Mean Higher Oil Prices

- Crude oil prices jumped 1.3% overnight to over USD$30 per barrel after a suspected terrorist attack exploded a French oil tanker off the Yemen coast. See... Crude Set to Soar [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00046.htm


The Article That Salon & The NYT Don’t Want You To Read

- Three months before he was nominated as secretary of the Army by President Bush, Thomas White faced what surely was the most difficult task in his 10-year career as an Enron executive: Helping hide the hundreds of millions of dollars in losses from Enron Energy Services, the retail division he had headed since 1998. See... US Army Secretary Helped Cook Enron's Books [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00052.htm


SOL: Good Vibrations

- National Health Service doctors have started recommending vibrators to sexually dissatisfied British women. See... Streets Of London: Prescribing Pleasure [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00054.htm


Brazil Elections: Lula Looks Forward To October 27th

Yesterday, kind readers, was a long day, full of anticipation for democracy in our América. Throughout the day the people of Brazil went to the polls... and presidential candidate Lula da Silva arrived just three percentage points from opening the doors to the government in the first round... See... And Almost... Lula and Brazil Wait For October 27 [1] , Lula Might Govern Brazil - Workers Want the Power [2] and Lula, Brazil and the United States [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00050.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00042.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00066.htm


Undernews: When Cops Go Bad

- What happened during the recent Washington demonstrations - just as a couple of years earlier in DC, Philadelphia and Seattle - can properly be classified as a police riot. See... Undernews: When Police Riot [1] and BTL: Special Report on DC IMF/World Bank Protests [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00051.htm


US Elections: Guess Who’s Counting The Votes?

- The story is not about allegations of fraud — it's about an appearance of impropriety that is stunning in its magnitude. Unfettered by any disclosure regulations about ownership or political affiliations, just a few companies create and control almost all the voting machines in the U.S. See... Republicans Make the US Elections Voting Machines [1] and The wheres and what-withs of voting [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00044.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00036.htm


Israel Welcomes EU Peace Delegation With Helicopter Attack On Children

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today deplored a deadly attack in civilian areas during an early morning Israeli military incursion in the southern Gaza town of Khan Yunis. See... Annan deplores Israeli military attack in Gaza [1] and Gush Shalom About The Gaza Bloody Provocation [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00067.htm


LV Cup: Racing Today

- Louis Vuitton Cup races look set for a good sailing day with ideal conditions on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. See... Louis Vuitton Races for today [1]

LOUIS VUITTON CUP FEATURE PAGE [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00053.htm
[2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=lvcup2002


Countdown To War: Manifest Destiny

- George W. Bush has resurrected the scourge of Manifest Destiny, a depraved philosophy that states we are morally compelled by God Almighty to kill weaker people and steal their land. See... UQ Wire: Manifest Destiny [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00045.htm


Countdown To War: Bush Is Defiant (Or Is That Disturbed ed.)

- This nation, in world war and in Cold War, has never permitted the brutal and lawless to set history's course. Now, as before, we will secure our nation, protect our freedom, and help others to find freedom of their own. See... President Bush Outlines Iraqi Threat - October 7 [1] More US and UK War PR: - DoD - DoD News Briefing - Rumsfeld And Gen. Pace [2] - State Dept. - Powell Remarks With Dr. Hans Blix UNMOVIC [3] - White House - Gaggle with Ari Fleischer October 5 [4] , October 4 [5] , Iraqi Danger to America is "Grave and Growing" [6] - UK Govt. - Building a coalition to disarm Iraq - Jack Straw [7] and 7 October lobby briefing [8] See also COUNTDOWN TO WAR FEATURE PAGE [9]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00071.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00070.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00065.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00064.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00063.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00060.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00059.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0210/S00058.htm
[9] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=countdowniraq


Daily Katya Rivas

- Beloved one, let us work a bit more on your preparation for Christmas Eve. Thank you for your weeping... See... Katya Rivas: Do Not Be Ungrateful [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00047.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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ACT Likes Nuclear Powered Ships

- Both Labour and National should stop shadow boxing on the nuclear propulsion issue and clearly state their position, ACT Foreign Affairs and Defence Spokesman Ken Shirley said today. See... Nuclear Propelled Ships Make Sense [1] EARLIER: - Green Party - Don't Sell Our Sovereignty [2] - Nick Smith - Cullen comes clean on trade impasse [3] - Matt Robson - No trading of nukes for butter [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00138.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00126.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00122.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00120.htm


The Family Party On The Drinking Age, Pokies And Smoking In Bars

- United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, delivered a wide-ranging speech this afternoon to the annual conference of the Hospitality Association covering the topical issues of underage drinking, smoking in bars and restaurants and the current review of pokie machines. See... Dunne on smoking, drinking and gambling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00139.htm


What Are Aucklanders Being Sprayed With?

- Green Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street once again called on Government to list all the ingredients in the spray which will is being used in West Auckland to try and eradicate the painted apple moth. See... Greens challenge Govt to list spray ingredients [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00134.htm


Kiwi Children – Abused And On The Run

- There have been fifty-three escapes from Child, Youth and Family "secure" youth residences in the past eighteen months, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman revealed today. See... 53 Escapes From CYF "Secure" Youth Facilities [1] and 60 Complaints of Children Abused In CYF Custody [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00143.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00136.htm


Beehive Costs Concealed

- There has been a 22 percent increase in staff in Ministerial offices since Labour became Government; in June 1999, the present administration had 189 staff but by September 2002 it had 232 staff, says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Government uses secondments to hide salary costs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00142.htm


Hodgson Asked To Apologise

- The Minister of Energy is under considerable stress, judging by the way he has reacted to concerns over likely electricity shortages by 2005, says National's Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... Hodgson under pressure [1] and Brownlee must quit scaremongering or be sacked [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00132.htm


Making GST More Banker Friendly

- Banks, credit unions, life insurers and other financial institutions would be treated more like other enterprises and allowed to recover GST on purchases related to the supply of their services to businesses under proposals put out for discussion today. See... Improvements to GST financial services treatment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00146.htm


Chris Carter Is Delighted About His Elevation

- Four weeks ago I was elected by my caucus colleagues to be a member of cabinet. The Prime Minister then selected me to be Minister responsible for Local Government as well as the portfolios of Conservation and Ethnic Affairs. See... Speech To The Society Of Local Government Managers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00144.htm


ACT Law Reforms To Strengthen Families

- At a public meeting in Christchurch today, ACT Social Welfare spokesman Dr Muriel Newman challenged other political parties to support her call for dual reform - welfare and family law reform - as the only honest way to strengthen New Zealand Families. See... Reform Necessary to Strengthen Families [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0210/S00140.htm

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