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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
United Nations: Israel Has Violated International Law
NZ Music Awards: Hard News Was There!
Iraqi Nuclear Scientist On The Search For Iraqi Nukes
Caption Competition: The Mother Of All Photo Opportunities
TranzRail Says Declares It Is NOT A Basket Case
U.S. Indispensable Possibly, But Hated Almost Certainly
Howard's End: QUERTY vs QWERTY
UQ Wire: Baseball And GWB's Remarkable CV
POV: Where Jules Visits An Turkey
Naked in Nuhaka: Will That Be Blue Or Red?
Scoop Was In The House
Katya Rivas's Crusade Of Love

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Helen Urged To Stick To Her Feathers Of Peace
Helen Clark An Obstacle To Free Trade Deal - National
Bastion Point Final Status Negotiations Commence
Killer Playgrounds Report Released
Why The Chopper Went Down
High Times To Be Had Tomorrow
Budget 2003: Free Health Care For Old And Young A Step Closer
Budget 2003: NCEA Gets A Big Boost
These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees
Heather Roy's Diary: SARS
Malcolm Alan Francis Got Off Too Lightly
The Hospital Name Change Bandits Strike Again!
Boy Racers Watch Out

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...TODAY'S PHOTO STORY...
After 30 Years AWOL GWB Returns To The Services

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00016.htm

BUSH: "..I was upright like this one minute , then kerthunk! face down on the runway thanks to my ol'friend Jack Daniels, don't know where I went after that son..." - Scoop Caption Competition

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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United Nations: Israel Has Violated International Law

- United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced deep concern over Israel's military incursions today in Gaza, stressing that they violated international humanitarian law and contradicted the international community's latest efforts to solve the Middle East conflict. See... Annan 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli raid in Gaza [1] and 15 killed - and not by an uncontrolled militia [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00014.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00009.htm


NZ Music Awards: Hard News Was There!

- The annual New Zealand Music Awards has had its share of bum notes over the years. Deep down it was your Dad's awards ceremony and it was usually at its most awkward when they tried to package it for television... See... Hard News 03/05/03 - Rock 'n' roll etc [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00018.htm


Iraqi Nuclear Scientist On The Search For Iraqi Nukes

- In late August 2002, I listened with trepidation to President Bush's burgeoning false allegations about Iraq's nuclear military capability. See... The Mirage Of Iraq's Weapons Of Mass Destruction [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00017.htm


Caption Competition: The Mother Of All Photo Opportunities

- Given the Commander in Theif's illustrious history as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces – namely a year AWOL from the National Guard which has never been explained – today's photo op. seemed like an ideal occasion for another Scoop Caption Competition. See... Caption's Wanted: AWOL George Returns To Service [1] . See also his speech aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln…. Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Ended [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00016.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00017.htm


TranzRail Says Declares It Is NOT A Basket Case

- Auckland, New Zealand - Tranz Rail Holdings Limited [NZSE: TRH] today reported its financial result for the third quarter and nine months to 31 March 2003. See... Third Quarter and Nine Months Result [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0305/S00029.htm


U.S. Indispensable Possibly, But Hated Almost Certainly

- The vision espoused by the Bush administration and other American elites is one in which the United States plays the role of the "indispensable nation," needed by the global community to preserve world order. See... Ash Pulcifer: The U.S. Should Not Rule By Force [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00014.htm


Howard's End: QUERTY vs QWERTY

- Who knows why the keys on a computer key board are still laid out in the QWERTY arrangement? It's always been that way but does it make sense when everyone uses a computer that can respond to keystrokes at a rate faster than any human could ever type? Let's start challenging the conventional ways of doing things by some lateral thinking. Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: Here’s A QUERTY Idea For You [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00013.htm


UQ Wire: Baseball And GWB's Remarkable CV

- One of my earliest memories of childhood is of sitting in front of the television watching a baseball game with my mother in our apartment outside Boston. See... UQ Wire: At The Turning Of The Tide [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00012.htm


POV: Where Jules Visits An Turkey

For the past few months I’ve had to force myself to ignore the doomsayers who’ve gasped in horror when I’ve mentioned spending Easter in Turkey. See... Friend or Foe? The truth on travelling in Turkey [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00010.htm


Naked in Nuhaka: Will That Be Blue Or Red?

- One of the saddest stories that came out of the Bali Bombing involved Sonic the Hedgehog. See... Naked in Nuhaka: Enter the Matrix [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00008.htm


Scoop Was In The House

– For This week's questions for oral answer transcripts see... Tuesday [1] , Wednesday [2] and Thursday [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00534.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00006.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00039.htm


Katya Rivas's Crusade Of Love

- The soul wants to understand what is contained in those moments of life that I give it. In other words, it wants to know what I expect upon making it pass from one state to another. See... Katya Rivas: Be Simple Like Doves [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00011.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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Helen Urged To Stick To Her Feathers Of Peace

- The Green Party is urging Helen Clark to maintain the integrity with which she has opposed the US-British invasion of Iraq. See... A world of difference between war and peace [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00043.htm


Helen Clark An Obstacle To Free Trade Deal - National

- National's Foreign Affairs spokesman says the comments made by US trade representative Bob Zoellick have clearly dashed any hope of New Zealand getting a free-trade deal with the US while Helen Clark is Prime Minister. See... Forget free-trade deal while Clark is PM [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00050.htm


Bastion Point Final Status Negotiations Commence

- The Terms of Negotiation set out the ground rules for negotiations and signal the beginning of the formal talks that will lead to the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Ngäti Whätua o Orakei will be represented in negotiations by Ngäti Whätua o Orakei Trust Board, chaired by Sir Hugh Kawharu. See... Ngati Whatua o Orakei negotiations [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00049.htm


Killer Playgrounds Report Released

- The Building Industry Authority has received a report into the health concerns surrounding CCA treated timber, commissioned by ERMA New Zealand, and is considering its findings. See... Report on Copper Chrome Arsenate Timber Treatment [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00022.htm


Why The Chopper Went Down

- The Court of Inquiry for the accident involving a Royal New Zealand Navy Seasprite Helicopter on board HMNZS Te Mana during First of Class Flight Trials (FOCFT) has been completed. See... Seasprite Court Of Inquiry: Summary Of Findings [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00021.htm


High Times To Be Had Tomorrow

- New Zealand to join over 200 cities this Saturday 3 May, in biggest ever international rally against cannabis prohibition. See... Norml presents J Day tomorrow Sat 3 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00019.htm


Budget 2003: Free Health Care For Old And Young A Step Closer

- Progressive ambitions for universal free health care for under 18s and people over 65 are closer today with the Labour Progressive Government announcement of nearly $20 million for Primary Health Organisations. See... Health priority takes major step forward [1] and Budget 2003 Primary HealthCare Costs To Be Lowered [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00048.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00046.htm


Budget 2003: NCEA Gets A Big Boost

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard today announced a pre-budget package of initiatives totalling nearly $78 million in new spending over four years to support the NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) and the administration of other qualifications. See...


These Are The Days Of Our Select Committees

- There were 19 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select committee business From 24 April to 2 May [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00053.htm


Heather Roy's Diary: SARS

- It has been quite some time since - as a health professional - I sat down to write a case history about a patient with a disease. See... The Diary of Heather Roy [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00052.htm


Malcolm Alan Francis Got Off Too Lightly

- If Justice France felt that Malcolm Alan Francis should serve 12 years for manslaughter, she should have been able to make that 12 years non-parole, because the non-parole period is likely to be the true sentence, ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said. See... Sentence Another Limp Slap On The Wrist [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00051.htm


The Hospital Name Change Bandits Strike Again!

- The name "National Women's" Hospital must stay, according to National MP and former National Women's obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Paul Hutchison. See... National Women's Hospital name must stay [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00041.htm


Boy Racers Watch Out

- The new Street and Unauthorised Drag Racing Act, which comes into force today, will be rigorously enforced said Transport Minister Paul Swain. See... Illegal street racing law now in force [1] and MTA Exhausted By Boy Racer Law [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00037.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00023.htm


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