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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Peru Asks Japan To Extradite Fujimori: Amnesty Int. Reports
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Thom Hartmann - A Roundup Of The Diebold FTP Story So Far
STORY OF THE WEEK: LATEST KEY LINKS FROM THE AMERICAN COUP PAGE
John Chuckman: That's Just The Way It Is
Online Trading In Terrorism Receives A Red Light
How Ahmed Chalabi Got His Mits On The SOTU
Streets Of London: The Rapidly Revolving David Kelly Story
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
David Lange Receives NZ’s Highest Honour
Sutton Livered Over Japan’s Beef Tariff Hike
PNA Legislator Abu Ala To Visit NZ
Nats Back Paul Holmes Over IRD Complaint
Govt Business And Union Agreement Announced
Transition To Secondary School Vital To Learning
Goff Speech: Free Expression And Open Justice
GE Moratorium Extension Bill Enters Ballot
Seabed And Foreshore Issue Racked With Racism
Tackling Child Poverty The Green Way
Farmers Concerns Over 4 Weeks Leave Can Be Addressed
Govt Ideology Leaves Defence Lacking
Tracking Truancy Promise Broken Say Nats
Penny Pinching Cancels Otago Surgery

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00248.htm
Mangere's Mr Honourable, David Lange, Receives NZ's Highest Honour

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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 - Thursday, 31 July 2003 [1] . See also... Tuesday's Q&A Transcript [2] and Wednesday's Q&A Transcript [3] . Come back this evening for today's answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00577.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00567.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00561.htm

LEAD STORY:
Peru Asks Japan To Extradite Fujimori: Amnesty Int. Reports

- Today the Peruvian government is submitting an extradition request to the Japanese authorities for former President Alberto Fujimori. Amnesty International is calling upon the Japanese government to stop turning a blind eye to Fumitori's responsibility ... See... Alberto Fujimori must be brought to justice [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00349.htm

NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • David Lange Receives NZ’s Highest Honour [1]
  • Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! [2]
  • New Challenges for NZ Broadcasting [3]
  • ASB Bank Reduces Variable Home Loan Interest Rate [4]
  • Number of New Dwelling Units Remains High [5]
  • FieldPower Named 'Best Mobile Deployment of 2003' [6]
  • Contact Energy Announces Third Quarter Result [7]
  • NZUSA Says Free Trade In Education Already Failing Students [8]
  • Big Bus Changes Around Auckland [9]
  • North Shore Civil Defence Exercise Tests Evacuation Procedures [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00248.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00126.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00128.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00278.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00277.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00276.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0307/S00274.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0307/S00079.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00163.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0307/S00162.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    United Nations

  • UN Radio: Annan Calls for UN Force In Liberia [1]
  • Fighting Poverty and Deprivation Crucial to Peace [2]
  • Int Community Wants UN Control In Iraq But No Resolution Imminent [3]
  • United States
  • Bush Discusses Top Priorities for the U.S. [4]
  • Cuban Espionage Activities Against the U.S. [5]
  • China Sees U.S. as Long-term Challenge Report Says [6]
  • US State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for July 30 [7]
  • Colin L. Powell Interview with Reuters July 30 [8]
  • European Union
  • EU Approves Independent Iraq Reconstruction Fund [9]
  • Fischer: Germany Joining forces to achieve peace [10]
  • European Union Midday Express [11]
  • Middle East
  • Powell Says U.S. Has Concerns Over Israeli Fence [12]
  • Ariel Sharon Statement at the White House [13]
  • Bush Discusses Middle East Peace with Sharon [14]
  • PNA Unsettled by Sharon – Bush Meeting [15]
  • Abbas Meets Solana in France, Will Visit Italy [16]
  • PNA Prevents 7 Terror Acts But Israel Prevents 0 [17]
  • Action Call: Qalqiliya Thursday Tulkarem Friday [18]
  • David Watson update [19]
  • Former ISM Media Officer Detained At Ben Gurion [20]
  • Iraq
  • Bush: Iraqi People Are Reclaiming Their Future [21]
  • Africa
  • US Submits Resolution Liberian Peacekeeping Force [22]
  • Liberia Situation Critical: UN Action Urgent [23]
  • Annan Appeals To Security Council To Move On Liberia [24]
  • Sierra Leone: Foday Sankoh's death [25]
  • Central Asia
  • Annan urges Nepalese parties to end conflict [26]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Myanmar: Justice on trial [27]
  • Merger Of Pacific News Organisations Close [28]
  • Sun Editor-In-Chief Dies Of Massive Heart Attack [29]
  • Latin America
  • El Salvador: Where are the "disappeared" children? [30]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00360.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00359.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00357.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00372.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00365.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00364.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00345.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00344.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00368.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00367.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00366.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00362.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00374.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00373.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00371.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00370.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00369.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00353.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00352.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00351.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00361.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00363.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00358.htm
    [24] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00355.htm
    [25] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00354.htm
    [26] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00356.htm
    [27] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00350.htm
    [28] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00347.htm
    [29] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00346.htm
    [30] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0307/S00348.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    STORY OF THE WEEK: Thom Hartmann - A Roundup Of The Diebold FTP Story So Far

    - Are computerized voting machines a wide-open back door to massive voting fraud? The discussion has moved from the Internet to CNN, to UK newspapers, and the pages of The New York Times . See... The Theft of Your Vote Is Just a Chip Away [1] see also…AlterNet Links: The Challenges of Voting Reform [2] FOR MUCH MUCH MORE SEE SCOOP'S FEATURE PAGE... "A Very American Coup" [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00246.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00239.htm
    [3] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup

    LATEST KEY LINKS FROM THE AMERICAN COUP PAGE

    *** US: VOTING SYSTEMS 'CAN'T BE TRUSTED – DENVER POST [1] **** US: VOTING COMPUTERS: THREAT OR MENACE? - NEWSFORGE [2] **** US: SADLY HARDLY ANYONE CARES - SLASHDOT [3] *** US: VOTING, THE CHALLENGES AHEAD – MOVEON.ORG [4] (max of five stars in ratings for new links)


    [1] - http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~1540873,00.html
    [2] - http://newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=03/07/25/1349255&tid=4
    [3] - http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/07/30/0219239&mode=thread&tid=126
    [4] - http://www.moveon.org/moveonbulletin/bulletin24.html


    John Chuckman: That's Just The Way It Is

    - Anger over the abuse of power unavoidably drives my views. I can't explain why this should be so, and it doesn't truly matter why. It just is . See... John Chuckman: Answerable To No One [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00241.htm


    Online Trading In Terrorism Receives A Red Light

    - Watching the news last night, I saw Ron Wyden (D-Oregon, Senator) on a 10 second soundbite lambasting a "terrorism lottery" being paid for with our tax dollars. The newscasters gave no explanation of what in the world he was talking about. See... DARPA's FutureMAP - Trading In Terrorism [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00240.htm


    How Ahmed Chalabi Got His Mits On The SOTU

    - Last weekend, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz explained that the United States at times relied on ''murky'' intelligence in trying to link Iraq to the al-Qaeda terrorist group, but the war against Iraq was justified despite the fact that the White House is now being dogged by questions about the accuracy of its prewar intelligence. See... White House Used Iraqi Exile Info In SOTU [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00237.htm


    Streets Of London: The Rapidly Revolving David Kelly Story

    - There is an old adage in British Politics, when you are in trouble, attack the BBC. There have been numerous examples of this and the war of words over Andrew Gilligan’s reports is simply the latest. See... William Moloney: Doctor David Kelly And Other WMDs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00236.htm


    Katya Daily

    - The Church is already going through the great trial of fire where she shall be purified, sifted, until the separation of the dregs of humanity comes about. See... Katya Rivas: I Expect Great Things [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00238.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    David Lange Receives NZ’s Highest Honour

    - The Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright invests former Prime Minister David Lange as a Member of the Order of New Zealand at a ceremony at Government House in Wellington this morning. The honour received by Mr Lange is the country's highest. See... Images: David Lange Joins The Order Of New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00575.htm


    Sutton Livered Over Japan’s Beef Tariff Hike

    - Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton has expressed concern at Japan's action in raising tariffs on imported beef despite strong opposition from New Zealand and other beef exporting countries. See... Increase in Japanese beef tariff not justified [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00581.htm


    PNA Legislator Abu Ala To Visit NZ

    - Palestinian Legislature Speaker Ahmed Qurie (Abu Ala), is to visit New Zealand next week, New Zealand’s Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt announced today. See... Speaker of the Palestinian Legislature to visit NZ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00579.htm


    Nats Back Paul Holmes Over IRD Complaint

    - National Party Revenue spokesman Dr Lockwood Smith is lending his support to Paul Holmes' complaint about nosey IRD staff. See... Holmes complaint supported by Lockwood Smith [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00584.htm


    Govt Business And Union Agreement Announced

    - Associate Minister for Education (Tertiary Education), Steve Maharey today announced an agreement between the government, Business New Zealand and the Council of Trade Unions to promote workplace learning and industry training. See... Tripartite initiative on workplace learning [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00570.htm


    Transition To Secondary School Vital To Learning

    - Minister responsible for the Education Review Office Trevor Mallard said today it is vital that schools prepare students well for transitions between schools, to ensure they remain engaged in and enthused about learning. See... Good transitions between schools vital [1] ALSO: Mallard’s Speech - Easy transition to secondary critical for students [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00568.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00569.htm


    Goff Speech: Free Expression And Open Justice

    - Mr Speaker, this Bill involves the serious issue of if, when, and under what circumstances the right of free expression and the principle of open justice should be abridged. See... Phil Goff Speech: Police Complaints Authority Bill [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00565.htm


    GE Moratorium Extension Bill Enters Ballot

    - Green MP Ian Ewen-Street has entered a private members' bill into today's ballot that would extend the moratorium on the commercial release of genetically modified material until 31 October, 2008. See... Green Bill would freeze GE moratorium for 5 years [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00564.htm


    Seabed And Foreshore Issue Racked With Racism

    - Green MP Metiria Turei is calling on politicians of all parties of take a deep breath and pull back from racially-charged rhetoric that's threatening to derail rational and constructive debate over claims to ownership of the foreshore and seabed. See... Foreshore furore reveals the real racists [1] ALSO: United - Dunne: Jones moves seabed issue forward [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00583.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00571.htm


    Tackling Child Poverty The Green Way

    - A Green bill bringing back a universal benefit for all children has been drawn from the ballot today, an excellent first step in tackling child poverty in New Zealand, Green MP Sue Bradford said. See... Kids' bill tackling poverty pulled from hat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00582.htm


    Farmers Concerns Over 4 Weeks Leave Can Be Addressed

    - Federated Farmers' concerns about the Progressives' Four Weeks leave bill can be addressed by careful implementation and fair wages and conditions says Matt Robson MP today. See... Rural workers need four weeks too [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00585.htm


    Govt Ideology Leaves Defence Lacking

    - The Government's idealistic approach to New Zealand's defence needs is leaving us drastically under resourced in what is an increasingly uncertain world environment, says National Party Defence spokesman Simon Power. See... New Zealand shortchanged on defence [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00576.htm


    Tracking Truancy Promise Broken Say Nats

    - The National Party says the Government is giving up on trying to educate a small army of young New Zealanders with a decision to abandon a central records database to track school attendance. See... Govt breaks promises on truancy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00573.htm


    Penny Pinching Cancels Otago Surgery

    - National Party Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott says the penny pinching that has forced the cancellation of scheduled surgery in Dunedin is just the beginning. See... Surgical penny pinching in Otago just the start [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0307/S00572.htm

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