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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Brian Cloughley: Interrogated To Death In The Star Chamber
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
U.S Kills Saddam’s Sons Uday and Qusay In Mosul
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Mapping The Real Deal: Backcasting A Brighter Future
Sludge Report: Why The Economy Looks Set To Give Us A Kicking
INVESTIGATION: Oil And War Fraud Traced to the White House
Scoop Images: Stupid Winston And Safe GE
St Molesworth
STORY OF THE WEEK: WMD Evidence Tampering (Week 2)
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Anderton Encouraged By Kiwibank’s Popularity
PM And Anderton List Govt Achievements
English Casts A Dire Eye Over Labour Book
United Applauds Graham Kelly’s Contribution
Broadband Goes Rural
GST Drawn From Thin Air
Brash Cites His 30% Company Tax Proposal
Inter-Country Adoption / CYFs Deal Supported: ACT
Progressives Are Anti-Drugs Says Anderton
John Keys Nat Coms Spokesperson
Sutton To Attend Informal WTO Meeting
Burton Farewells Kiwi Contingent
Cullen Speaks To Saving NZ Forum
Tamihere Speaks To Maori Business
Sensible Sentencing Trust Submission Good Says ACT

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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Is In The House

– For today's questions for oral answer See... Questions Of The Day - 23 July 2003 [1] . See also... Tuesday's Q&A Transcript [2] . Come back this evening for today's answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00406.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00396.htm


Brian Cloughley: Interrogated To Death In The Star Chamber

- Mackinlay (MP): "You are now before the high court of parliament and I want you to tell the committee who you met." The 'high court of parliament', forsooth. On what meat doth these pygmies feed that they are grown so great? See... Brian Cloughley: Blood On Their Hands [1] RELATED: - Hard News - Hard News 22/07/03 - Dark Actors [2] . - Scoop - Dr Kelly's Final Hours Did Not Indicate Suicide [3] - BBC - BBC Statement On Death Of David Kelly [4] - David Kelly - Examination Of Dr David Kelly July 15 [5] - LINK: Gulufuture - The Kelly Suicide? Naming The Elephant [6] - Aim.org - Vincent Foster Murder Evidence Released [7] For MUCH more on the related issue of WMD propaganda in general see… STORY OF THE WEEK: WMD Evidence Tampering (Week 2) [8]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00185.htm
[2] - http://publicaddress.net/default,hardnews.sm#post549
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00165.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00275.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00254.htm
[6] - http://www.gulufuture.com/david_kelly.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00277.htm
[8] - #sow


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Performance Payment Tops Nurses' Annual Salary [1]
  • Solomon Islands Unions Support NZ Intervention [2]
  • Two Injured Soldiers Remain At Palmerston North Hospital [3]
  • Taradale Sex Offender Youths Given Home Detention [4]
  • Crucial connections needed in electricity sector [5]
  • $40 Million Investment Continues Kiwibank’s Growth [6]
  • Fonterra Announces Payout of $3.63 & $284m Surplus [7]
  • Hillarys to lead Britomart opening on Queen St [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00120.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00119.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00118.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00117.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0307/S00116.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00208.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00206.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00121.htm


    U.S Kills Saddam’s Sons Uday and Qusay In Mosul

    - The U.S. Central Command reports that Saddam Hussein's sons, Uday and Qusay, died July 22 when forces of the 101st Airborne Division and Special Operations Forces mounted an operation against suspected regime figures in the northern Iraqi city ... See... U.S. Kills Saddam's Sons Uday and Qusay [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00307.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Iraq

  • UN Radio: UN Calls End Military Occupation Of Iraq [1]
  • Annan welcomes Iraqis at Security Council session [2]
  • UN And Iraqi Delegation Call For Occupation To End [3]
  • Security Council: Iraqi Governing Council 1st Step [4]
  • Middle East
  • Palestinian PM Meets with Mabarak, Abdullah II [5]
  • PNA Pleased Israel Accepts EU Peace Process Role [6]
  • PNA Dismisses Int. Law Violations Report [7]
  • Sharon Hails Settlers, Challenges ‘Roadmap’ [8]
  • Israeli Breaches of Ceasefire [9]
  • International Solidarity Movement Updates [10]
  • Ariel Three Still Being Held Illegally [11]
  • Freedom of Movement Day [12]
  • Gush Shalom: Civil rights organization ACRI speaks out [13]
  • Central Asia
  • UN closes camp along Pakistani-Afghan border [14]
  • ‘Child Survival Crisis’ in Caucasus & Central Asia [15]
  • United Kingdom
  • PM takes questions from Chinese students [16]
  • United States
  • U.S. Military Seeks Influential Adult Recruits [17]
  • U.S. Committed to Partnership with "United Europe" [18]
  • State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for July 21 [19]
  • Europe And EU
  • 930,000 new mini-jobs in one hundred days [20]
  • European Union Midday Express [21]
  • Slovakia: Illegal sterilization of Romani women [22]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00315.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00314.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00313.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00312.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00319.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00318.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00317.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00316.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00304.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00303.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00302.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00301.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00299.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00311.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00306.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00310.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00309.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00308.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00305.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00321.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00320.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00300.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Mapping The Real Deal: Backcasting A Brighter Future

    - The following presentation is a “back casting.” It is a fictionalized story set in the future that envisions the success of one of the first solaris – Fillmore Solari in San Francisco, California in the United States. See... Mapping The Real Deal: Solari [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00181.htm


    Sludge Report: Why The Economy Looks Set To Give Us A Kicking

    - In This Edition: Introducing Recession 2003-2004 – Lookout, It's The Economy Stupid! See... Sludge #155 – Introducing Recession 2003-2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00177.htm


    INVESTIGATION: Oil And War Fraud Traced to the White House

    - This story begins with the California energy crisis, which started in 2000 and continued through the early months of 2001, when electricity prices spiked to their highest levels. Prices went from $12 per megawatt hour in 1998 to $200 in December 2000 to $250 in January 2001, and at times a megawatt cost $1,000. See... Oil And War Fraud Traced to the White House [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00184.htm


    Scoop Images: Stupid Winston And Safe GE

    - Two pieces of culture jamming have been submitted to Scoop today. Site: See... Culture Jamming: I'm Stupid - GE Is Safe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00183.htm


    St Molesworth

    - Top 10 signs Maurice Williamson doesn't care anymore. See... Top 10 signs Maurice Williamson doesn't care [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00180.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: WMD Evidence Tampering (Week 2)

    William River's Pitt: It's The Coverup That Counts - The scandal axiom in Washington states that it is not the crime that destroys you, but the cover-up. Today in Washington you can hear terms like 'Iraqgate' and 'Weaponsgate' bandied about, but such obtuse labels do not provide an explanation for the profound movements that are taking place. See... UQ Wire: The Crime and the Cover-Up [1] MORE: - Jason Leopold - Tenet - Wolfowitz Ctte. Gave Dubious Intelligence [2] - Not In Our Name - NION Demands Bush Admin. Be Held Accountable [3] For MUCH more on this issue see… STORY OF THE WEEK: The Niger Row (Week 1) [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00166.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00157.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00250.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00163.htm


    Katya Daily

    - I know you want to have an understanding of how I suffered in soul and body for you, My beloved creature. Your wish pleases Me because from everywhere I receive petitions for graces, but very few ask to know about My sufferings. See... Katya Rivas: Few Are Able to Know My Sufferings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00179.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Anderton Encouraged By Kiwibank’s Popularity

    - “The bank is even more popular than the business case forecast. It is appropriate for New Zealand Post to support its growth with capital from its own balance sheet. The alternative would be to restrict the bank’s growth at a time when there is clearly ... See... Anderton welcomes Kiwibank expansion [1] ALSO: ACT Kiwibank To Cost Taxpayers Another $40 Million [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00407.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00411.htm


    PM And Anderton List Govt Achievements

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton today released a solid list of achievements in a review of the Labour-Progressive government's first 12 months in office. See... Strong, stable government delivers on its promises [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00404.htm


    English Casts A Dire Eye Over Labour Book

    - National Party Leader Bill English says Helen Clark appears to have developed yet another case of selective amnesia in the launch of a book heralding the Labour Government's achievements. See... Labour's legacy of taxes and racial tension [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00403.htm


    United Applauds Graham Kelly’s Contribution

    - United Future leader and chair of Parliament's foreign affairs, defence and trade select committee Peter Dunne, today praised the contribution retiring MP, Graham Kelly, has made to Parliament and the people of Wellington. See... Dunne praises Kelly's contribution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00415.htm


    Broadband Goes Rural

    - The government today announced the first major step in a nationwide project aimed at lifting education and economic development in regional New Zealand, with the launch of high speed internet access to the Waikato, Taranaki and Wellington regions. See... Govt Pushes High Speed Internet Into Rural NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00414.htm


    GST Drawn From Thin Air

    - United Future local government spokesman Larry Baldock today highlighted a growing concern among local councils when he asked for clarification of the IRD's expectation that councils pay GST even on rates that have been remitted. See... Baldock: IRD claiming GST from thin air [1] ALSO: United - Copeland: Kiwis overtaxed - adjust tax brackets [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00416.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00400.htm


    Brash Cites His 30% Company Tax Proposal

    - I gave a speech at the National Party conference in Christchurch 10 days ago in which I proposed a company tax rate of 30% (on a par with the Australian company tax rate) and a top personal tax rate to match. As I suggested some weeks ago, a tax change ... See... Don Brash Writes - No. 13, 23 July 2003. [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00413.htm


    Inter-Country Adoption / CYFs Deal Supported: ACT

    - ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today congratulated CYF for granting accreditation to Inter-Country Adoption New Zealand to act as an agency for inter-country adoption, but was disappointed that the process had taken so long. See... CYF Finally Gets It Right [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00412.htm


    Progressives Are Anti-Drugs Says Anderton

    - Progressives have not agreed to support an easing of drug laws, Progressive leader Jim Anderton said. See... Progressives are anti-drugs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00410.htm


    John Keys Nat Coms Spokesperson

    - National Party Leader Bill English has appointed Helensville MP John Key as the National Party's Communications spokesman. See... John Key appointed Communications spokesman [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00408.htm


    Sutton To Attend Informal WTO Meeting

    - Mr Sutton will attend the next WTO informal ministerial meeting in Montreal, Canada. This meeting, the last such meeting before the full WTO Ministerial Meeting in Cancun, provides another opportunity to meet with key like-minded colleagues to issue a strong ... See... Minister to attend informal WTO meeting in Canada [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00402.htm


    Burton Farewells Kiwi Contingent

    - Minister of Defence Mark Burton today farewelled the first group of NZDF personnel deploying to the Solomon Islands. See... Minister farewells first deployment to Solomons [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00401.htm


    Cullen Speaks To Saving NZ Forum

    - Thank you for the opportunity to make a few observations about the context in which you are discussing savings policy at this forum. First of all, let me congratulate the Insurance and Savings Industry Association for taking the initiative to pull ... See... Cullen Speech: Opening of the Saving NZ Forum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00399.htm


    Tamihere Speaks To Maori Business

    - Extracts From A Speech To The Wellington Maori Business Network, Te Papa, 22 July 2003 See... Tamihere speech: Wellington Maori Business Network [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00398.htm


    Sensible Sentencing Trust Submission Good Says ACT

    - ACT New Zealand Associate Justice Spokesman Deborah Coddington today said that she supports the Sensible Sentencing Trust's submission to the Government - and in particular - Item 10, which states "Assurance of urgency for a publicly available register ... See... Support Grows For Sex Offender Register [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00397.htm

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    Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

    Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

    Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

    Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

    Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

    I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

    Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

    It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

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