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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Sludge Report: Don't Mention The Holocaust George!
Harley Sorensen: The WMD's That Aren't
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair
Streets of London: Manic In London
Matthew Riemer: Making The World More Dangerous For America
Brian Cloughley: The U.S. & The Rule Of International Law
John Chuckman: Hall Of Mirrors
Dirty Bomb Ingredients Seized In Thailand
Three Foreigners Arrested In Laos Jungle
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Bush Admin Lies Must Not Drive Another Iran War
Whale Sanctuary Vote Not Enough To Pass
How To Cream Taxpayers Money ACT-Style: Peters
Is The Govt’s War On Meth A Façade?
Protection From Crooks Fraudsters And Border Burglars
Banks Should Remember Sir Peter Was An Adventurer
Bix Box Shops Stealing CBD Vitality
Arts Job Proving A Success
Milk In Schools Back In Hawke’s Bay
Govt Toll Holdings Face To Face Meeting Needed
Borrowing To Pay For Auckland’s Roads Good says United
Child Bill Needs Your Support: United
Cullen Speaks To Wellington Chamber of Commerce

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday 18th June [1] . Come back after 5.30pm for the uncorrected transcript of the answers. - Earlier Q&A - Tuesday's Transcript [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00318.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00313.htm


LEAD STORY:
Sludge Report: Don't Mention The Holocaust George!

- There seems to be a new phrase doing its rounds in the big White House on Pennsylvania Avenue. George Junior the dim grandson talks about "Revisionist History", Condi his sidekick hits the "Revisionist History" button. And Ari Fleischer attempts to explain… well sort of anyway. See... Sludge Report #152: George W's Revisionist History [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00129.htm


Harley Sorensen: The WMD's That Aren't

- Why mince words? These are the facts: 1) President George W. Bush is a liar. 2) Secretary of State Colin Powell is a liar. 3) Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is a liar. 4) National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice is a liar. See... Harley Sorensen: The War Built On A Lie [1] MORE ON THE MISSING WMD'S - White House Under Fire Over WMDs [2] - Kidd Millennium: Free the Fourth Estate [3] - UQ Wire: The Dog Ate My WMDs [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00132.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00116.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00106.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00101.htm

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Cold Snap Curbs Regional Power Savings [1]
  • Goodman Fielder School of Year Winners Announced [2]
  • 40 Hour Famine reaches new heights [3]
  • Award For New Zealand Team At Theatre Olympics [4]
  • New Zealand holds its ground on whale sanctuary [5]
  • Escaped prisoner still on the run [6]
  • Tranz Rail receives bids for Tranz Link [7]
  • Images: Turoa Prepares For D-Day This Friday [8]
  • Student House Building Project Popular In Northland [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00196.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00036.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00107.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00083.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00317.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0306/S00074.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00192.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00086.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0306/S00035.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    European Union

  • German Armed forces role in EU-Congo peacekeeping mission [1]
  • United Nations
  • UN Radio: Liberian Truce and other world news [2]
  • UN backs Afghanistan efforts to fight opium trade [3]
  • Middle East
  • Israeli Settlers' bus runs over four-year-old girl [4]
  • PNA PM Abbas Resumes Inter-Palestinian Dialogue [5]
  • Why are Moslem groups listed and not Jewish groups [6]
  • U.S. Ambassador Wolf Meets Palestinian Israel officials [7]
  • United States
  • FT Agreements US, Chile, Singapore "Comprehensive" [8]
  • Mars & Venus: Transatlantic Cooperation Prospects [9]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Powell Press Briefing En Route Phnom Penh [10]
  • Whaling Commission Rejects ‘Sanctuary’ Proposals [11]
  • Whaling means whale watching, says New Zealand [12]
  • Whereabouts of detained Laotians must be public [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00263.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00269.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00267.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00262.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00261.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00255.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00266.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00265.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00258.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00259.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00254.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00257.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00256.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair

    - It's a relief to get back inside and sit down at my typewriter... I've just been standing in the sun for three hours at a local park. Patti Smith and her band played for a large part of that time and the concert was broadcast live on KPFA, Pacifica Radio. It's one of the opening shots in what will be a summer of protests, the like of which has not been seen for thirty years. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Patti Smith [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00123.htm


    Streets of London: Manic In London

    - I don't know what stand-up comedian Jarred Christmas is on, but I want some. Jarred, from Christchurch and living and working in the UK, is manic. See... SOL: Jarred Christmas, Kiwi Comedian In London [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00134.htm


    Matthew Riemer: Making The World More Dangerous For America

    - Prior to attacking Iraq, the Bush administration was warned by everyone from CIA Director George Tenet to stereotypical anti-war demonstrators that any such invasion would lead to an increase in terrorist acts against the U.S. and its interests. See... Matthew Riemer: Op.Iraqi Freedom - Another Chapter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00133.htm


    Brian Cloughley: The U.S. & The Rule Of International Law

    - The US has bribed and bullied over thirty countries to help it cripple and if possible destroy the ICC, but the great majority of nations (including many of the bullied ones) consider it a major advance in international cooperation. See... Brian Cloughley: America And War Crimes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00130.htm


    John Chuckman: Hall Of Mirrors

    - Perhaps you remember the "fun houses" that were once part of old big-city amusement parks? They were filled with mazes, frights, and surprises. Often, these included a hall of mirrors, a maze of rooms walled with mirrored doors. See... John Chuckman: Hall Of Mirrors [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00127.htm


    Dirty Bomb Ingredients Seized In Thailand

    - U.S. investigators said they want to send to America a sample of the illegal radioactive cesium-137 seized from a Thai smuggler in a hotel parking lot, amid fear that it may have been destined to create a "dirty bomb". See... Radioactive "Dirty Bomb" Sting In Thailand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00126.htm


    Three Foreigners Arrested In Laos Jungle

    - Two European journalists said they were arrested in Laos with an American pastor after Lao troops killed an ethnic Hmong guerrilla in a jungle ambush, according to a Canadian teacher who met them near the scene. See... An American And Two Europeans Arrested In Laos [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00125.htm


    Katya Daily

    - God encompasses all, penetrates all, and fills all. I am your sorrowful Mother. I know your desire to better comprehend your God in order to love Him more. I want to tell you what God is, to the extent that you can conceive Him. See... Katya Rivas: The Surest Road To God - Humility [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00124.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Bush Admin Lies Must Not Drive Another Iran War

    - "Ex-British cabinet ministers Robin Cook and Clare Short are revealing the dishonest basis for the attack on Iraq led by the Bush administration. It is important for the integrity of international law that the same path is not taken with Iran, ... See... Iran must not be the next military target [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00319.htm


    Whale Sanctuary Vote Not Enough To Pass

    - New Zealand has maintained support for the South Pacific Whale Sanctuary at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) despite stronger pro-whaling membership, Conservation Minister Chris Carter said today. See... New Zealand holds its ground on whale sanctuary [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00317.htm


    How To Cream Taxpayers Money ACT-Style: Peters

    - New Zealand First says ACT is as guilty as sin over the way it used taxpayers’ money to fund an electorate office and staff but the Auditor General’s hands were tied because of loose parliamentary rules about the use of resources. See... ACT Guilty As Charged Says Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00322.htm


    Is The Govt’s War On Meth A Façade?

    - ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused the Labour Government of being soft on crime while, at the same time, trying to convince the public that it is serious about cracking down on drugs. See... Labour Drags Its Feet On Meth [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00327.htm


    Protection From Crooks Fraudsters And Border Burglars

    - Minister of Consumer Affairs, Judith Tizard, welcomes the development of OECD guidelines to protect consumers from cross-border fraud and deceptive practices. See... Better cross-border protection for consumers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00314.htm


    Banks Should Remember Sir Peter Was An Adventurer

    - Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen and Auckland City Mayor John Banks seem to forget that Sir Peter Blake was an adventurer, Auckland Green MP Keith Locke said today. See... Govt ought to back island memorial for adventurer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00326.htm


    Bix Box Shops Stealing CBD Vitality

    - Green MP Mike Ward today called for a moratorium on 'out-of-zone' big-box retail projects, saying the city-fringe developments are eroding the vitality of Central Business Districts. See... Shut the door on big-box retailing, urge Greens [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00325.htm


    Arts Job Proving A Success

    - More than 1,200 beneficiaries have found work with help from the Pathways to Arts and Cultural Employment (PACE) programme since it began in November 2001. See... Arts employment success [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00324.htm


    Milk In Schools Back In Hawke’s Bay

    - New Zealand First’s family affairs spokesperson Barbara Stewart says she fully supports the Hawkes Bay District Health Boards milk-in-schools programme and hopes that other District Health Boards will follow suit. See... Milk For Schools Should Continue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00323.htm


    Govt Toll Holdings Face To Face Meeting Needed

    - National is calling on the government to get around the negotiating table with Toll Holdings and nut out a deal now, rather than continue down a path that will see them squandering excessive amounts of taxpayer dollars. See... Govt set for an expensive Tranzrail train wreck [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00321.htm


    Borrowing To Pay For Auckland’s Roads Good says United

    - United Future was delighted that the Government was adopting its suggestion to borrow to make up the shortfall in the level of funding available for fixing Auckland's roads, United Future's Gordon Copeland said today. See... Copeland: Govt does well picking up UF idea [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00320.htm


    Child Bill Needs Your Support: United

    - United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says the controversial Care of Children Bill being proposed by the Government needs support from mainstream New Zealand if it is to be credible among New Zealanders. See... Dunne: Children's Bill needs mainstream support [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00316.htm


    Cullen Speaks To Wellington Chamber of Commerce

    - Michael Cullen Address to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce: Economic Outlook and what it means for Wellington. See... Cullen Address: Wellington Chamber of Commerce [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00312.htm

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