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TO MY SCOOP EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: Normal Scoop service resumes today following a busy weekend with the Scoop Deputy Editor in Korea with PM Helen Clark and the Scoop Editor flat out with the E-Voting Scoop which broke on Friday in the United States. - The Scoop Editor

TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:SCOOP IN KOREA
A Week Of UN-Styled Statesmanship
Photo Essay: Kiwi War Vets Revisit Graves Of Fallen Friends
NEW ZEALAND NEWS:
COLUMNS
STORY OF THE WEEK: Diebold Rebuttals Simply Astonishing
The Cons And Cons Of Depleted Uranium
Vote Day In Phnom Penh
Central Europe: When Things Are Not What They Seem
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Kissinger Meets Clark in 45 Minute Meeting in Seoul
Contact And Crown Announce New Power Plant For Whirinaki
Test Backlog At ESR Slows Meth Investigations
Quarter Of NZ Schools Have Unregistered Teachers
Minister To Advise Select Committee On Easter Sunday Trading
“Lie In Unison” Memo Needs Explaining
NZ To Help Set Up IT Centres In Peru
Counting The Cost Of Brit Justice
English Rejects Cullen’s Race Card Accusation
Traffic Ticket Quotas Unpopular With Voters
Maori Support Maori Radio
Lifting Teacher Quality Key Govt Priority
Dunne Speaks To Union Of Fathers
Lay-Offs At TVNZ Question Charter Commitment
Student Loans At Record Levels
Becroft’s Truancy Statements No Surprise Says Coddington

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NZ PM Helen Clark Speaks On Behalf Of UN Nations At Korean War Armistice Anniversary - Image by Scoop Media

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:SCOOP IN KOREA
A Week Of UN-Styled Statesmanship

- New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark was the keynote speaker Sunday at the 50th Armistice Anniversary in Panmunjom, South Korea. Celebrations marking the signing of the Armistice were led by the United Nations at the south side of the Joint Security ... See... Clark Keynote Speaker: UN Anniversary at Panmunjom [1] EARLIER: - Former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark today in Seoul to discuss the North Korea nuclear crisis. See... Kissinger Meets Clark Over North Korea Nuke Crisis [2] ALSO: - Eve Korean Armistice 50th: Kissinger To Meet NZ PM [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00212.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00209.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00208.htm


Photo Essay: Kiwi War Vets Revisit Graves Of Fallen Friends

-New Zealand Korean War Veterans gathered Saturday at the United Nations War Cemetery in Busan South Korea to commemorate 36 men who died in the 1950-53 Korean War. See... Kiwi Kay Force Vets Honour Our Dead In Korea [1] Photo-Essay: Scoop Eyewitness To Last Cold-War Bastion - Staunchness is the dress code at the North / South Korean border. Scoop Media Sunday captured the scene at the 50th Armistice Anniversary at Ponmunjom on the North - South Border, Korea. See... Photo-Essay: Korea’s DMZ Dress-Code Staunch [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00210.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00211.htm

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Top Young Chef In New Zealand [1]
  • Tranz Rail: Meeting on Toll’s Agreement With Crown [2]
  • Tranz Rail: Grant Samuel Report now available [3]
  • Karen Walker Turns On The (White Trash) Charm [4]
  • David Bellamy Stuns The NZ Science Community [5]
  • Ministry receives report on PAM health effects [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00254.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00253.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00248.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00242.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0307/S00109.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0307/S00072.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:

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    STORY OF THE WEEK: Diebold Rebuttals Simply Astonishing

    - Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states. Four computer scientists published a 24-page paper last week, announcing stunning flaws that appear to make vote-tampering easy. Diebold responded with some stunningly foolish assertions. See... Bev Harris: Diebold Rebuttals Don't Stand Up [1] ALSO: - PROPOSAL: Online Indymedia E-Voting Truth Alliance [2] - Hard News 27/07/03 - Expert analyses etc [3] - Fintan Dunne: The Real Scoop On Diebold [4] - Scoop's Great Big List of E-Voting Story Links 1.0 [5] FOR MUCH MUCH MORE SEE SCOOP'S FEATURE PAGE... "A Very American Coup" [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00224.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00225.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00221.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00220.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00219.htm
    [6] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


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    The Cons And Cons Of Depleted Uranium

    - Recent flap highlights administration’s different standards of accuracy, depending on the speaker, setting and audience - By Dennis Hans See... Undeleted Uranium And The Highest Standard [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00216.htm


    Vote Day In Phnom Penh

    - PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- In this haunted tropical land of mass graves, political intimidation and languid post-French colonial charm, people who survived Pol Pot's "killing fields" and Prime Minister Hun Sen's tough regime, hope Sunday's (July 27) election won't ... See... Richard S. Ehrlich: Cambodians Go To The Polls [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00214.htm


    Central Europe: When Things Are Not What They Seem

    - Nineteen percent of Germans believe it is possible that elements of the United States government may have intentionally allowed or even ordered the Sept. 11 attacks to go ahead. Thirty percent of those under 30 hold this view. And 68 percent of all ... See... UQ Wire: Conspiracy Madness Grips Central Europe [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00218.htm


    Katya Daily

    - See… Katya Rivas: My Mother - Few Truly Appreciate Her [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00222.htm



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    Kissinger Meets Clark in 45 Minute Meeting in Seoul - Image by Scoop Media


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Contact And Crown Announce New Power Plant For Whirinaki

    - A new 155 megawatt power plant will be built before next winter to help provide increased certainty of electricity supply for New Zealand, says Energy Minister Pete Hodgson. See... New power plant for electricity supply security [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00526.htm


    Test Backlog At ESR Slows Meth Investigations

    - ACT New Zealand Police Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused Police Minister George Hawkins of doing nothing more than paying lip service to the looming methamphetamines crisis, in light of new information showing a huge backlog of forensic work relating ... See... ESR Bottleneck Lets Crims Go Free [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00510.htm


    Quarter Of NZ Schools Have Unregistered Teachers

    - ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today that reports indicating 25 percent of New Zealand schools have unregistered teachers in their classrooms - and that two schools have unregistered principals - raises the question of whether ... See... Teacher Quality Versus Registration [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00525.htm


    Minister To Advise Select Committee On Easter Sunday Trading

    - The working group was established in February by Labour Minister Margaret Wilson to provide assistance and independent advice to the Commerce select committee currently considering the Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal Act (Abolition of Restrictions) private ... See... Easter Sunday trading [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00524.htm


    “Lie In Unison” Memo Needs Explaining

    - New Zealand First has called on the Immigration Minister to explain the existence of an Immigration Service memo in which one of her officials revealed there was an agreement to “lie in unison” over the detention of a suspected Algerian terrorist ... See... Minister Must Explain "Lie In Unison" Memo [1] ALSO: - National - "Lie in Unison" Memo Utterly Unprecedented [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00523.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00514.htm


    NZ To Help Set Up IT Centres In Peru

    - Two of the poorest rural regions of Peru will get New Zealand help to set up business and community targeted internet centres, Aid Minister Marian Hobbs announced today. See... NZ help for poorest regions of Peru [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00522.htm


    Counting The Cost Of Brit Justice

    - If you happen to be thinking of taking a case to the Privy Council, you'll no doubt want to pay attention to the following Tamihere Tight-arse Tips, because you'll definitely be needing them. See... John Tamihere: The cost of British justice [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00521.htm


    English Rejects Cullen’s Race Card Accusation

    - National Party Leader Bill English is strongly rejecting unsubstantiated accusations by Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen that he's guilty of inciting race hatred. See... Cullen plays race card of his own [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00520.htm


    Traffic Ticket Quotas Unpopular With Voters

    - A recent nationwide survey of some 750 people – conducted by UMR Research, for the New Zealand Police Association – has found that most people disagree with the Government initiative giving police quotas for the issuing of traffic tickets. See... Things Not Fine With Ticket Quotas [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00519.htm


    Maori Support Maori Radio

    - Maori are tuning into Iwi radio in large numbers according to a survey carried out by Massey University. See... Maori are tuning into Iwi radio stations [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00518.htm


    Lifting Teacher Quality Key Govt Priority

    - A key government priority for education in the future will be on improving the quality of teaching to help lift students’ achievement, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Research on teaching to help students achievement [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00517.htm


    Dunne Speaks To Union Of Fathers

    - Tonight I'd like to talk about United Future's position on some key pieces of legislation that affect the family, as well as making some general observations about the government's social agenda. See... Peter Dunne Speech to Union of Fathers, Tawa [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00516.htm


    Lay-Offs At TVNZ Question Charter Commitment

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley today questioned the commitment of TVNZ to its new Charter in the light of its decision to scrap its flagship current affairs programme and lay off senior staff. See... No news is bad news [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00515.htm


    Student Loans At Record Levels

    - The Government has failed to deliver on its promise to keep tertiary education affordable as graphically illustrated by figures on the level of student debt, says National Party Tertiary Education spokesman Simon Power. See... Labour gives up on student loans [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00513.htm


    Becroft’s Truancy Statements No Surprise Says Coddington

    - "New Zealanders should not be surprised by Chief Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft's strongly worded statements on truancy - and the situation will only get worse," ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Diversity An Answer To Truancy Question [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00512.htm

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