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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
The Niger Row: Apology Not Accepted
The Niger Row: Who Knew What When?
The Niger Row: A Warning For The President
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Russia Steps Up Role In Middle East Peace
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop Image: Frosted Jewel As Seen From Space
The Useless Invasion Sketch
Public Address's Latest
Naomi Klein Interview On Iraq Reconstruction
The Stench Emanating From The US Ballot Box
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Sutton In The Farmers’ Den
Petition Displays Why FlatuTax Is A Crock: ACT
Forget Maurice The Conference Was A Success: English
US Tariff Crooks Rob Kiwis Of Jobs
Will The PM Sign With Blair Or Not?
Police Minister Must Show Leadership: ACT
Michael Cullen’s Speech To Community Trust
Transport Woes Drive Rates Sky-High
Catholic Schools On Par With State Counterparts
Tamihere Says Ban Smokes On Marae Too

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
The Niger Row: Apology Not Accepted

- Things have reached a pretty pass indeed when you apologize for making a mistake, but nobody believes your apology. So it is today with CIA Director Tenet, and by proxy George W. Bush and his administration. See... UQ Wire: The Dubious Suicide of George Tenet [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00111.htm


The Niger Row: Who Knew What When?

- The CIA successfully got the White House last October to omit references to Iraq’s alleged attempts to purchase uranium from Niger because the agency concluded that the documents used to back up the allegations were forgeries, according to two Democratic members of the Senate’s intelligence committee, both of whom were briefed by the CIA in classified hearings last year about the uranium allegations. See... CIA Warned White House Last Oct On Forged Docs [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00117.htm


The Niger Row: A Warning For The President

- MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity SUBJECT: Intelligence Unglued - The glue that holds the Intelligence Community together is melting under the hot lights of an awakened press. If you do not act quickly, your intelligence capability will fall apart--with grave consequences for the nation. See… Time to End the Dodginess - Intelligence Unglued [1] . For more on this issue see… STORY OF THE WEEK


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00171.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • CTU Says Low Inflation the Basis for Interest Rate Cut [1]
  • No Change in June Quarter CPI [2]
  • Food Prices Fall 0.4 Percent in June [3]
  • Farmers Challenge “Bad Policy” [4]
  • Ken Mair Says All Maori MPs Must Declare Customary Rights Position [5]
  • Paeroa Declaration On The Foreshore And Seabed Paper Released [6]
  • Wizard Home Loans’ advertising misleading [7]
  • TV Local Content Targets Set [8]
  • Submissions Sought On Victoria University Charter [9]
  • Report Shows Auckland City Beaches Pass The Bacteria Test [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00143.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00141.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00140.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00080.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00078.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00077.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00137.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00068.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0307/S00040.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00083.htm


    Russia Steps Up Role In Middle East Peace

    - Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov is expected in Ramallah, coming from Jordan, the first leg of a five-day visit to the Middle East aiming to step up Russia’s role in the peace process and to discuss the idea of international forces deployment to monitor the implementation of the “roadmap”. See... Russia's In Middle East to Discuss Int Forces [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00152.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Middle East

  • Abbas Slams Israeli Threats against Arafat [1]
  • Israel’s Weekly Cabinet Meeting [2]
  • Deportation hearing / Statement from ISM prisoners [3]
  • The Wall Is The Issue [4]
  • Iraq
  • UN Registers 1000s of Palestinian Refugees in Iraq [5]
  • Iraq: UN envoy hails Governing Council [6]
  • Saudi Prince vows support for peace in Iraq [7]
  • Central Asia
  • Rebuilding Afghanistan requires reform [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00153.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00150.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00146.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00145.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00151.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00149.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00147.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00148.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Scoop Image: Frosted Jewel As Seen From Space

    - An image from NASA's MODIS Satellite of New Zealand's South Island after recent snowfalls. See... Scoop Image: A God's Eye View Of Te Wai Pounamu [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00121.htm


    The Useless Invasion Sketch

    - THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (played by John Cleese) walks down the street carrying THE IRAQUI INVASION (played by an empty parrot cage). He walks into THE WHITE HOUSE (played by a cheesy storefront) and addresses COLIN POWELL (played by Michael Palin). See... The Useless Invasion Sketch (After Monty Python) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00120.htm


    Public Address's Latest

    - I should manage a rant on my own behalf tomorrow, but today you should read these three fine works - including Jolisa's very prompt report from the New Zealand Sounds show in Central Park, New York. See... Hard News 15/07/03 - Abroad, Away, Departed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00118.htm


    Naomi Klein Interview On Iraq Reconstruction

    - U.S. Plan to Privatize Iraqi Industry May Signal New 'Bomb Before You Buy' Doctrine - Interview with Naomi Klein, author and columnist, conducted by Scott Harris See... Naomi Klein On Plans to Privatize Iraqi Industry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00116.htm


    The Stench Emanating From The US Ballot Box

    - Since we're going to get there anyway -- and since our mailbag is starting to get weighted down already on this issue -- we might as well jump into the electoral debate now and see if we all can reach a resolution before the primaries and, for sure, before next year's presidential election See... The Advisability Of Holding One's Nose When Voting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00115.htm


    Katya Daily

    - If in the Mystical Body the members function in accordance with the Head, everything will be well arranged and not only for the present hour, but also for the future, for eternity. See... Katya Rivas: I Am the Head…You My Members [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00114.htm

    - If in the Mystical Body the members function in accordance with the Head, everything will be well arranged and not only for the present hour, but also for the future, for eternity. See... Katya Rivas: I Am the Head…You My Members [1]


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00079.htm
    IMAGE: Dad's Off To The Middle East

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Sutton In The Farmers’ Den

    - President Tom Lambie, chief executive Tony St Clair, Ladies and Gentlemen: Earlier this year, those of us working in agriculture were criticised for not providing leadership, for not standing up and saying agriculture is important. See... Sutton Speech: Federated Farmers Auckland [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00260.htm


    Petition Displays Why FlatuTax Is A Crock: ACT

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today offered New Zealanders what could be their last chance to speak out, by launching his petition to oppose the Labour Government's Flatulence Tax, at the Federated Farmers' National Conference. See... Last Chance For Rural New Zealand? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00261.htm


    Forget Maurice The Conference Was A Success: English

    - You might not have thought it from the media coverage, but our annual conference was a great success, demonstrating that the Party grass roots is in perfect tune with the Caucus over the policies we are pursuing. See... The Right Talk, The Leader's View - 15 July 2003 [1] ALSO: Government - 1 standard of citizenship for all – except Maurice [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00265.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00264.htm


    US Tariff Crooks Rob Kiwis Of Jobs

    - Illegal US tariffs on $70 million dollars worth of New Zealand steel exports threaten jobs in New Zealand says Matt Robson, Progressive Deputy Leader. See... Illegal steel tariffs could steal our jobs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00257.htm


    Will The PM Sign With Blair Or Not?

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark's integrity is on the line if she signs the Tony Blair initiative at the Left-leaning conference on progressive governments," ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... Will Clark Sign Her Integrity Away? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00259.htm


    Police Minister Must Show Leadership: ACT

    - ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today welcomed Eastern Bay of Plenty Police Chief Inspector Jim Marshall for taking a pro-active approach to Taneatua's gang problems, and recommended that Police Minister George Hawkins follow Mr Marshall's ... See... Show Us Some Leadership, Minister [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00267.htm


    Michael Cullen’s Speech To Community Trust

    - This is not a time or place for me to talk to you, but for us to talk together. I am therefore going to make these comments brief, and to touch on two core issues: the relationship between the responsibilities of central government and the need ... See... Address to the Community Trust Chairs meeting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00266.htm


    Transport Woes Drive Rates Sky-High

    - New Zealand First has warned that ratepayers in many parts of the country face huge increases in their rates bills to meet spiralling transport costs. See... Ratepayers Flogged Over Transport Costs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00263.htm


    Catholic Schools On Par With State Counterparts

    - An Education Review Office report out today has found that Catholic schools provide an education equal to that offered by other New Zealand state schools. See... ERO report on Catholic schools in New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00262.htm


    Tamihere Says Ban Smokes On Marae Too

    - In the last year, just over 400 people died on our roads and we justifiably see that as a tragedy. See... Smoking ban should extend to marae [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00258.htm

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