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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Missing US Soldier Jessica Lynch (19) Rescued
Feedback on Scoop Publishing War Reality Images
Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Tuesday
EYEWITNESSES: Human Shields on USUK Created Carnage
Sam Smith: Decoding DC
SATIRE: Many A True Word’s Spoken In…
Hard News Is There!
Scoop Was In The House
Propaganda Central Asks Where's Saddam?
U.S. Moves Against United Nations Peace Resolution
Is Another Oil War Brewing In South America?
UQ Wire: 911 Commission Opens - Citizens Pledge To Seek Answers
Katya Rivas's Passion

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Asset Testing To Be Removed Gradually
New Powers To Clobber Terrorists
Marc’s Standing Up For Terrorised Victims
Greens Warns Govt Bodies Over GATS
Regional Health Care Benefits
Govt’s Ailing Primary Care Solution
Brash On The RMA
Creepies Sneak Through Our Borders
Investiture Advisory

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Missing US Soldier Jessica Lynch (19) Rescued

- The US Department of Defense announced today that Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch, 19, of Palestine, W.Va., was recovered and returned to U.S. control as the result of a successful rescue mission. See... Missing US Soldier Rescued [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00038.htm


Feedback on Scoop Publishing War Reality Images

- "You are sick and twisted. Your scoop of shit is a disgrace. This is in regards to your crapatorial... Mass Murder. Huh! Red cross says only 100 innocent civilians have died in 8 days of war. Saddam is averaging 579 people a day in times of peace." See... Scoop Feedback 1: War Images The US Wants Censored [1] ALSO: Scoop Feedback 2 [2] AND Scoop Feedback 3 [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00025.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00024.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00023.htm


Stateside: Rosalea's War Diary - Tuesday

- Rotten Rednecks Of Talkback Drive-Time - Stateside With Rosalea: I can't help myself. I just had to turn on a right-wing drivetime radio show this morning. Got there just in time to hear them open their "international scumbag" story file. Made me wish I'd been listening yesterday after Peter Arnett got fired ... See... Stateside with Rosalea: Fury Logic [1] EARLIER ROSALEA: - Monday - Stateside with Rosalea: Monday, gloomy Monday [2] - Sunday - Stateside with Rosalea: That O-town sound [3] - Saturday - Stateside: Something Beginning With "Ch" [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00017.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00001.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00287.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00284.htm


EYEWITNESSES: Human Shields on USUK Created Carnage

- We visited the Yarmouk Hospital this morning. A woman, who had been wounded in the bombing of the Sha'ab district in North Baghdad, was lying in a ward weeping uncontrollably. When I first saw her she looked up at me. See... Human misery and suffering courtesy of US/UK/Aust [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00021.htm


Sam Smith: Decoding DC

- Things have not been going so well on Planet Potomac. The two most powerful subcultures here consist of the Clingons and the Process People. See... The Clingons &The Process People On Planet Potomac [1] London’s Calling: What’s Happened To England’s Rose? - More Brits die from melanoma than Australians despite a lower incidence in the UK compared with sun-drenched Australia. A key reason is failure to recognize malignant moles and get to a doctor in time, say Government-backed British experts who last week launched a skin cancer awareness campaign, SunSmart. See... Will Mad Dogs And Englishmen Change Their Ways? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00020.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00019.htm


SATIRE: Many A True Word’s Spoken In…

- US President George Bush has given the green light to a plan put forth by the foremost religious mystic within his administration, John Ashcroft. See... Scoop Satire: Green Light to Children’s Crusade [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00022.htm


Hard News Is There!

- I'm taking a break from war-blogging for a few days: securing my supply-lines and all that. It is perhaps also time to stand back and consider what's happening in this war. Writes Russell Brown. See… Hard News 01/04/03: Standing Back


Scoop Was In The House

– For Yesterday’s questions for oral answer transcript see... Questions Of The Day Transcript - 1 April 2003 [1] . Following question time yesterday the house went into urgency. For a list of the Bills covered by the motion see.. Parliament Moves Into Period Of "Tidy Up" Urgency [2] . There were no Questions of the Day today.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00011.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00014.htm


Propaganda Central Asks Where's Saddam?

– It's Day 12 of "Where's Saddam?" Since Sunday, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, and other senior DoD officials have noted that no one has seen Saddam Hussein since the operation to open the war. See... Saddam a No-Show on Iraqi Television [1] and Saddam Has Not Been Seen Since First Strike, Pace [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00024.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00022.htm


U.S. Moves Against United Nations Peace Resolution

- Greenpeace today called on all members of the United Nations to reject moves by the US to block a resolution in the UN General Assembly condemning the invasion of Iraq and calling for a ceasefire and withdrawal of US British and Australian armed forces. See... United States tries to block UN peace-bid [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00039.htm


Is Another Oil War Brewing In South America?

- Hundreds of people have been displaced by incursions into Venezuela by irregular armed groups from Colombia and reported armed clashes along the border between the two countries, the United Nations refugee agency said today as it appealed ... See... Venezuela incursions by armed groups from Colombia [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00036.htm


UQ Wire: 911 Commission Opens - Citizens Pledge To Seek Answers

- The government's 9/11 National Commission opened today. A new non-partisan group called 9/11 CitizensWatch presented "unanswered questions" from 9/11.It says it will work with both the National Commission and independent researchers to get to the bottom of the September 11 tragedy. See... Group Pledges to Monitor 911 Government Commission [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00027.htm

Katya Rivas's Passion

- Pilate has pronounced sentence. My little children, consider attentively how My Heart suffered… See... Katya Rivas: Jesus Forgives the Greatest Sinners [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00018.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Asset Testing To Be Removed Gradually

- The government will progressively remove asset testing of older people in long-term residential care from 1 July 2005, Associate Health Minister Ruth Dyson announced today. See... Asset testing of older people to be removed [1] ALSO: - Progressives - Asset Testing Removal Shows Benefits Of Coalition [2] - NATS - Govt is not removing asset testing [3] - Greens - Asset testing policy will be aged before it starts [4] - NZ First - Asset Testing Not Being Removed [5] - ACT - Labour: Vote For Us, Or Else [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00027.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00030.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00029.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00045.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00047.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00041.htm


New Powers To Clobber Terrorists

- New terrorism-related offences will be created, and Police and Customs officers will have new powers to assist investigations under the Counter Terrorism Bill introduced by Justice Minister Phil Goff today. See... Counter Terrorism Bill creates new powers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00023.htm


Marc’s Standing Up For Terrorised Victims

- In yet another example of the lack of victims' rights, a Christchurch family spent a weekend of fear recently, not knowing if the knife-wielding teen who had terrorised them had been let loose by the authorities, United Future's Marc Alexander said today. See... Alexander stands up for terrorised family [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00048.htm


Greens Warns Govt Bodies Over GATS

- Green MP Mike Ward today warned local government bodies that their attempts to support local businesses may be thwarted by the Government's commitment to GATS. See... GATS threatens councils' push to buy local [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00046.htm


Regional Health Care Benefits

- The formation of four new Primary Health Organisations in Bay of Plenty have been welcomed by Associate Health and Rural Affairs Minister Damien O'Connor, who says the region will be providing some of the best, low-cost health care in the country. See... PHO bonanza for Bay of Plenty [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00039.htm


Govt’s Ailing Primary Care Solution

- The Government's primary care policy has moved to the absurd level of elderly sick patients being forced to shift from their trusted doctor to an unknown one, essentially chosen by the Government, says National MP Dr Paul Hutchison. See... Insane primary care policy must be stopped [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00044.htm


Brash On The RMA

- The Resource Management Act (RMA) was a useful step forward when it became law in the early 1990s, but it's been obvious for years that it also created some major problems. In 1999, the National Government tried to amend the RMA in 16 important ... See... Tinkering with the Resource Management Act [1] ALSO: - United Future - UFNZ position on the RMA Bill [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00042.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00031.htm


Creepies Sneak Through Our Borders

- ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today said that - given the spate of unwanted organisms creeping into the country over the past three years - the arrival of foot-and-mouth, and plum pox disease in New Zealand seems inevitable. See... Increase Biosecurity Before It's Too Late [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00040.htm


Investiture Advisory

- Please be advised of an Investiture ceremony for recipients of the New Zealand New Year Honours 2003. See... Media Advisory - Investitures [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00033.htm

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