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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
A Long Night On The Booze In The House
Scoop Satire: Dr Ruth Goes To The Beehive
Stateside With Rosalea
Senator Byrd On The Top-Gun President
Eco-Economy: Colonisation By Currency
James Addis Reports From Inside Iraq
Roger Awards Judges Report Released
US Moves To Arm Former Enemies In FRY
Singapore Signs Free Trade Agreement With US
The "Making Of" The Most Wanted Deck Of Cards
Get Your Free Flu Vaccination Now!
Katya Rivas's Crusade Of Love

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
What Being Shafted By Helen Feels Like
Is NZ First Top Op?
Why RNZ Gets More Loot
What! Tax Payer Funded Smokes? Muriel Seethes
United Says Sentences Are A Giggle
Flicking The Switch For Maori TV
SADD Mentors Save Lives
Govt Pleased NZ Removed From US Tradewatch List
Youthline’s In The Money
A Green Solution To Generation
Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back…

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer Wednesday, 07 May 2003 [1] - EARLIER Q&A - Tuesday [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00146.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00131.htm


A Long Night On The Booze In The House

- The Labour Progressive Coalition Government is increasing the excise duty charged on some alcoholic beverages in order to promote safer communities by discouraging underage teenagers and children from misusing alcohol. See... Coalition Curbs Child Drinking [1] and Bill bursts bubble for unscrupulous booze barons [2] REACTION: - ACT - Michael's Midnight Madness [3] - NZ First - Government Lacks Bottle In Dealing With Teenagers [4] - ALAC - ALAC Welcomes Government’ Move to Reduce Harm [5] - LIBZ - Abolish Sin Taxes - Enjoy A Drink Instead! [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00136.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00142.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00138.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00064.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00070.htm


Scoop Satire: Dr Ruth Goes To The Beehive

- Got a problem? Need an official answer? Ask the Minister, for the official Government answer to your problem... See... Babylon Express: Ask The Minister... [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00044.htm


Stateside With Rosalea

- May is Asia Pacific American month, which is why I found myself watching a documentary about Pacific skin art on Sunday night. See... Stateside With Rosalea: I've been seeing you! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00041.htm


Senator Byrd On The Top-Gun President

- As I watched the President's fighter jet swoop down onto the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, I could not help but contrast the reported simple dignity of President Lincoln at Gettysburg with the flamboyant showmanship of President Bush aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. See... Making the Military a Stage Prop for Politics [1] MORE: - Captions: The Mother Of All Photo Opportunities [2] - William Rivers Pitt: George W. Christ? [3] - Chuckman Cartoon: George W. Christ [4] - Bush Speech - Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Ended [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00024.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00033.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00042.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00017.htm


Eco-Economy: Colonisation By Currency

- They who control the credit of the nation direct the policy of governments, said Rt Hon Reginald McKenna (1928) – a former Chancellor of the Exchequer and one time director of the Bank of England. Today, such a claim is today highly relevant to the future relationship between Iraq and the United States – the world’s only super power. See... The Colonisation Of Iraq's Monetary System [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00045.htm


James Addis Reports From Inside Iraq

- World Vision correspondent, James Addis is now in Iraq, with an assessment team of World Vision aid experts. He filed this report: See... James Addis Is Inside Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00040.htm


Roger Awards Judges Report Released

- The task facing the judges of the Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation in Aotearoa/New Zealand is always a sad and difficult one. The year 2002 is certainly no exception. Sad because all six shortlisted companies - and some others - score so badly in their treatment of Aotearoa/New Zealand and some or all of its people on many of the criteria of the award. See... Roger Award: 2002 Winners Announced: Judges Report [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0305/S00068.htm


US Moves To Arm Former Enemies In FRY

- I hereby find that the furnishing of defense articles and services to Serbia and Montenegro will strengthen the security of the United States and promote world peace. See... President Opens Arms Sales To Serbia, Montenegro [1] . See also… All News Is Lies: A Falling-Out Among Thieves? [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00233.htm


Singapore Signs Free Trade Agreement With US

- President George W. Bush and Singapore Prime Minister Chok Tong Goh sign a free trade agreement in the East Room Tuesday, May 6, 2003. White House photo by Tina Hager. See... President Signed U.S.-Singapore FTA - Remarks [1] and USA and Singapore Sign Free Trade Agreement [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00055.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00054.htm


The "Making Of" The Most Wanted Deck Of Cards

- The faces of Saddam Hussein's defeated regime on the now-famous "most wanted" card deck have become ever familiar with more than 1 million decks printed and sold. See... The Faces Behind the Faces on the Most Wanted Deck [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0305/S00041.htm


Get Your Free Flu Vaccination Now!

- The Ministry of Health is reminding people most at risk of catching influenza this winter to take advantage of the free influenza vaccination before the end of June. See... Ministry reminds people of free flu vaccination [1] and Support For Influenza Vaccination Amongst Elderly [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0305/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0305/S00030.htm


Katya Rivas's Crusade Of Love

- If I had a faithful creature on whom to pour the fullness of My Love, I would make of her an ember by which I would set fire to humanity. See... Katya Rivas: If Only I Had a Faithful Creature [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0305/S00043.htm

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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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What Being Shafted By Helen Feels Like

- The Green Party is angry the Government has so blatantly and deviously referred the Bill governing GE release to a select committee with no Green MPs, Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Govt shafts Greens over GE committee [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00144.htm


Is NZ First Top Op?

- New Zealand First made the strongest effort possible to oppose the Customs and Excise (Alcoholic Beverages) Amendment Bill. See... NZ First Major Opposition Party In Parliament [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00151.htm


Why RNZ Gets More Loot

- Budget 2003: Radio New Zealand is to receive new funding worth $14.58m over four years to to set up a nationwide FM service and meet the rising costs of its core services, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey said today. See... National Radio gets $14.5m boost [1] ALSO: - Maharey Speech - Maharey Speech: Supporting public service radio [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00134.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00133.htm


What! Tax Payer Funded Smokes? Muriel Seethes

- ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded to know why hard-working families should have to fork out to buy beneficiaries' smokes, in light of new information showing that benefits have been adjusted to compensate for ... See... Labour Kicks Taxpayers In The Butt [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00140.htm


United Says Sentences Are A Giggle

- United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander today said harsher sentences for peddlers of child pornography can't come soon enough, calling Justice Minister Phil Goff's attention to the "laughable" sentences the crime is still attracting. See... 'Laughable' child porn sentences [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00150.htm


Flicking The Switch For Maori TV

- Mäori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia says yesterday's passing of the Mäori Television Service (Te Aratuku Whakaata Irirangi Mäori) Bill will mark a new era in New Zealand broadcasting, and more importantly in Mäori broadcasting. See... Govt Switches On Mäori Television Service Laws [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00147.htm


SADD Mentors Save Lives

- Address at ceremony for appointment of SADD (Students Against Driving Drunk) ambassadors, The Beehive, 3.30pm See... Tamihere Speech: SADD Ambassadors saving lives [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00135.htm


Govt Pleased NZ Removed From US Tradewatch List

- Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton and Associate Commerce Minister Judith Tizard today welcomed the removal of New Zealand from the US Trade Representative's annual "Special 301" Watch List. See... NZ Removed From US Tradewatch List [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00145.htm


Youthline’s In The Money

- Youth line will get $400,000 over four years in Budget 2003 in recognition of their important role in helping young people in their time of need, says Progressive Leader and Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton, who chairs the Government's Ministerial ... See... Budget: Youthline supported to help young people [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00143.htm


A Green Solution To Generation

- Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said the Government should look to the heavens to help solve the energy crisis - and she's not talking about praying for rain. See... Energy solution in broad daylight [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00141.htm


Welcome Back, Welcome Back, Welcome Back…

- Minister of Defence Mark Burton has today welcomed the first of two Boeing 757 aircraft to Rongotai Air Force Base. See... First NZDF Boeing 757 arrives [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0305/S00137.htm


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