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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Enron-Doer and U.S. Army Sec. Thomas E. White Resigns – The Full Story
A Better Class Of Playing Cards Released
Judith Miller Super-Reporter Scoops Again
Ministry Of Health Warns Re: Taiwan And Toronto Travel
Scoop Cartoon: G.I. Joe Millionaire
Incompetence Ignorance Ethnocentricity And Why The US Foreign Plan’s Flawed
A Hard Sell Forecast For U.S. Imperialism
Guest Opinion: Tony Baldwin On Fonterra Elections
Streets of London: Malaria Breakthrough
Scoop Photo-Essay: ANZAC Day The Silent Ode
Anzac Day Image:: ANZAC Celebrations In Bougainville
Save More Power! Riskmeter Moves Into Red Zone
....And From The Star Trek Made Real Files
Katya Rivas's Crusade Of Love

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
PM Helen Clark speech to European Policy Centre
Cullen Speaks To Labour Conference
Hodgson Says Govt Sector Must Save Power
Struck Off Psychologist Named
Members Stop Work To Remember The Dead
Cuff-Em Birthing Policy Should Be Scrapped
SARS Looms At Hospital Gates
Starship Debate: English Says A Rose is a Rose
Smith Wants inquiry Into Custody Dispute
United Says Keep Pimps n Madam’s As Crims
When Policing Goes Bad
Preb Applauds Interest Cuts
Time To Reflect: Worker’s Memorial Day
Peters Squirms Over Govt’s Orwellian Race Policy
Turia Opens Kura Kaupapa
Robson on Politics and Iraq
Govt’s Commitment To Child Welfare Appalling
Gossip And Guff From The New Write

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Anzac Day Commemorated In Bougainville

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Scoop Photo-Essay: The Silent Ode


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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Enron-Doer and U.S. Army Sec. Thomas E. White Resigns – The Full Story

- On Sunday Army Secretary Thomas E. White submitted his resignation. No reasons are given for the former Enron executive's sudden decision to step down. However Scoop can fill this vacuum rather nicely with a series of reports from our very own Jason Leopold, a Californian journalist whose run-in with the Army Secretary became a cause celebre last year, and whose vindication ought, with any justice, lead to his winning a Pulitzer. See... A Bush Administration Enron-doer Bites The Dust [1] and Secretary Of The Army Thomas E. White Resigns [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00209.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00303.htm


A Better Class Of Playing Cards Released

- In the wake of the U.S.'s "pre-emptive" destruction of Iraq, her people, and her culture, the Trade Regulation Organization is issuing a "55 most wanted" playing-card deck similar to the one that the Pentagon issued two weeks ago. See... Playing Card Deck Shows Way To Regime Change In The West [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00320.htm


Judith Miller Super-Reporter Scoops Again

- Editor’s Note: We are grateful to Dennis Hans for bringing to our attention the latest blockbuster scoop by Judith Miller, the embedded super-reporter of the New York Times. This story was filed back on February 7, several weeks before Miller traveled to Iraq to expose the WMD programs of the deposed dictator Saddam Hussein. It’s publication was delayed until today, for reasons explained in the article. See... Judith Miller reveals Raiders won 2003 Super Bowl [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00210.htm


Ministry Of Health Warns Re: Taiwan And Toronto Travel

- The Ministry of Health today updated its travel advice relating to Toronto, in Canada. To keep in line with World Health Organisation recommendations the Ministry now advises that people should consider postponing all non-essential travel to Toronto. See... Further updated travel advice regarding SARS [1] and Updated Travel Advice regarding SARS [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0304/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0304/S00029.htm


Scoop Cartoon: G.I. Joe Millionaire

- Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Scoop Cartoon: G.I. Joe Millionaire [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00215.htm


Incompetence Ignorance Ethnocentricity And Why The US Foreign Plan’s Flawed

- U.S. foreign policy is as astounding in its fallibility as it is in its short sightedness. The Bush administration's plans for Iraq are faltering primarily due to incompetence, cultural ignorance, and ethnocentricity. See... Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy - Trouble Ahead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00207.htm


A Hard Sell Forecast For U.S. Imperialism

- The United States has failed to persuade the world to support its quest for global hegemony. The belief that America is the "indispensable nation" that needs to continually expand its sphere of influence has been met with resistance from many, both inside and outside its borders. See... U.S. Hegemony: The Dynamics Of Global Power [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00214.htm


Guest Opinion: Tony Baldwin On Fonterra Elections

- Accountability in large companies tends to be fickle. Directors love to bask in good news glory. But when things turn sour, most dive for cover. Too often, only the chief executive is left standing in the line of fire. See... Tony Baldwin: Fonterra’s Director Elections [1] and Voting Starts Today In Fonterra Director Election [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00213.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00262.htm


Streets of London: Malaria Breakthrough

- Researchers finally have ‘all the information’ necessary to develop a new generation of resistance-busting anti-malaria drugs, a professor on a joint Edinburgh-Bangkok project told Scoop. See... Streets Of London: Big Breakthrough On Malaria [1] . See also... Malaria is Alive and Well and Killing 3000 A Day [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00212.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00309.htm


Scoop Photo-Essay: ANZAC Day The Silent Ode

- Prayers From The Fallen: "As I get older all of my friends are dying off. Many were killed during the wars. All those buddies were lost over there," he gestures with his hand. "Please remember I was no hero. I was not brave. I was scared. I ran often." See... The Silent Ode - ANZAC Day in Auckland [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00208.htm


Anzac Day Image:: ANZAC Celebrations In Bougainville

- New Zealand and Australian Defence Force personnel serving as part of the Peace Monitoring Group, called Operation BEL ISI, on the island of Bougainville marked ANZAC Day 2003 with a morning commemorative service at their Loloho base camp. See... Anzac Day Commemorated In Bougainville [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00304.htm


Save More Power! Riskmeter Moves Into Red Zone

- The Winter Power Taskforce today increased its targeted level of electricity savings to 10 per cent, following continued low inflows to hydro lakes. See... Electricity Riskmeter Moves To Red Zone [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0304/S00265.htm


....And From The Star Trek Made Real Files

- Non-linguist U.S. troops in Afghanistan and Iraq have been able to communicate with local citizens by using a paperback-book-sized device called the phraselator. See... DARPA Phraselator Device Bridges Language Divides [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0304/S00058.htm


Katya Rivas's Crusade Of Love

- For the remainder of 2003 through till Lent 2004 Scoop will be publishing a serialisation of Katya Rivas’s " The Great Crusade of Love ". See... Katya Rivas: The Great Crusade of Love - Preface [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00211.htm


http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00320.htm
IMAGES: A New Deck Of Cards Is Released

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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PM Helen Clark speech to European Policy Centre

- This is a time for all the EU’s close friends and partners to re-examine relationships with the Union, to contemplate how enlargement affects them, and to consider whether we could expand the two way ... See... EU Relationship New Challenges and Opportunities [1] ALSO: - New Embassy In Warsaw - PM announces new embassy in Warsaw [2]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00472.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00473.htm

National Seeks Independent Agent Orange Probe

- The National Party is seeking broad support as it pursues a select committee inquiry into the exposure of our troops to Agent Orange in Vietnam. See... Nats seeks broad support for Agent Orange probe [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00475.htm


Cullen Speaks To Labour Conference

- This year’s round of regional conferences takes place against the most uncertain and disturbed international environment for many years. In this situation New Zealand is profoundly fortunate to have a Helen Clark led Labour Government in power. See... Cullen Speech to Labour Party Regional Conference [1] ALSO: - Nats - Cullen confirms Government's agenda on Maori [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00471.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00479.htm


Hodgson Says Govt Sector Must Save Power

- Energy Minister Pete Hodgson said it was important for the government sector to provide leadership in electricity savings to help reduce the risk of power shortages this winter. See... 15 percent power savings target for govt sector [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00504.htm


Struck Off Psychologist Named

- The Psychologists Board has struck off an Auckland psychologist after finding the man guilty of having a sexual relationship with a client and related professional breaches. See... Auckland psychologist deregistered - Psychologists [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00162.htm


Members Stop Work To Remember The Dead

- Union members from Kaitaia to Bluff will stop over the next two days to remember those who have lost their lives at work. See... Workers Stop And Remember The Dead [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00160.htm


Cuff-Em Birthing Policy Should Be Scrapped

- The Minister of Corrections should be taking immediate action to make sure no more female prison inmates are handcuffed during birth, says National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich. See... Handcuffs outrage demands answers - Rich [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00477.htm


SARS Looms At Hospital Gates

- New Zealanders need an assurance that our hospitals can deal with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome patients and prevent the spread of the disease, says National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... NZ hospitals must be prepared for SARS [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00500.htm


Starship Debate: English Says A Rose is a Rose

- National Leader Bill English says he backs the overwhelming support for Starship Children's Hospital to keep its name. "This is not just an Auckland issue. The name matters a lot to families throughout New Zealand. See... English supports keeping Starship name [1] ALSO: - ACT - Health is More Important Than a Name [2] - NZ First - Starship Argument Futile Says NZ First [3] - Nats -Space cadets propose Starship name change [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00501.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00497.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00492.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00478.htm


Smith Wants inquiry Into Custody Dispute

- Nelson MP Nick Smith is demanding an urgent inquiry into a child custody dispute in which the parents have been legally fighting for over three years to get back custody of their six-year-old son. See... Smith demands urgent inquiry into parent custody [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00499.htm


United Says Keep Pimps n Madam’s As Crims

- United Future MP Gordon Copeland believes that brothel keeping, procuring and pimping should remain illegal in New Zealand. See... Brothel-keeping and pimping should remain illegal [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00498.htm


When Policing Goes Bad

- ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today said she will write to the Prime Minister - in the hope that Helen Clark will see the problems facing police, which Police Minister George Hawkins seems to have missed. See... Newman Goes Over Minister's Head [1] ALSO: - Newman’s Column - Thin Blue Line Set To Snap [2] - Nats - D-I-Y policing appalling says National [3] - NZ First - Police Must Attend Accidents Says Peters [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00496.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00480.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00490.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00488.htm


Preb Applauds Interest Cuts

- The Letter strongly supports Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard's surprise move to cut interest rates - a signal to the market that the Bank will respond to the coming slow-down. In the last slow-down caused by the Asian crisis, both Treasury and the ... See... Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00503.htm


Time To Reflect: Worker’s Memorial Day

- International Workers’ Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have lost their lives at work. See... International Workers’ Memorial Day [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00494.htm


Peters Squirms Over Govt’s Orwellian Race Policy

- New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says the Government is continuing to head down a very dangerous path with its Orwellian policy that although all citizens are equal, Maori are more equal than the others. See... New Zealand Ruled Like Animal Farm - Peters [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00493.htm


Turia Opens Kura Kaupapa

- I am delighted to help to open your kura. I call it yours because I know full well the long hours, determined effort, and effective lobbying and consultation that are required to progress a kura from conception to birth. See... Turia Speech: Te Kura Kaupapa Mäori, Taumarunui [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00491.htm


Robson on Politics and Iraq

- In the 1970s and 1980s in Amnesty International writing groups, we asked the New Zealand government to act on human rights abuses in various countries. Two were Suharto's Indonesia and Saddam's Iraq. See... Robson on Politics - Iraq - what now? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00484.htm


Govt’s Commitment To Child Welfare Appalling

- ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused the Labour Government of an appalling lack of commitment to child welfare, in light of new information showing that some children at risk of abuse have waited more than two-and-a-half ... See... Labour Leaving Children In Danger [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00481.htm


Gossip And Guff From The New Write

- Not withstanding the dire predictions of doomsayers and peaceniks the Iraq conflict has come to a rapid and decisive conclusion. Whilst every death and casualty is a tragedy the tens of thousands of casualties predicted, if not demanded, by those ... See... The New Write [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00163.htm


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