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LEAD STORY:
Has Waikato Man Got Mad Cow Disease? - The Ministry of Health has been notified of a Waikato man with an undiagnosed progressive neurological disease. Neurologists are querying, among other possible diagnoses, the likelihood that this could be Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). See... Ministry notified undiagnosed neurological illness [1] ALSO:What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Q&As [2]

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
LEAD STORY:
Wolfowitz Admits Iraq Not Involved In Sept-11 Attacks

COLUMNS:
Mo’ Friday’s Hard News Is There…
Naked in Nuhaka
Maxim Considers The Real Issues

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
United Nations Commends Solomons Intervention
Health Select Committee Recommends Prescription Dak
Positive Trend: Unemployment Down To 16 Year Low
Harry’s Law A Bad Precedence
Convicted Bali Bombers Get Death Sentence
Dalziel Eyes Immigration Future
Pathways To Employment And Higher Education
Greens: Caution Needed On Mad Cow Scare
ACT: Maharey Soft On Dads
Heather Roy’s Diary
Select Committee Biz For The Week
Mark Cites Botched Parole Case
King’s Health Portfolio Is Mismanaged: ACT

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:

Has Waikato Man Got Mad Cow Disease? - The Ministry of Health has been notified of a Waikato man with an undiagnosed progressive neurological disease. Neurologists are querying, among other possible diagnoses, the likelihood that this could be Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD). See... Ministry notified undiagnosed neurological illness [1] ALSO:What is Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease? Q&As [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0308/S00019.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0308/S00020.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Unemployment Rate at 4.7 Percent [1]
  • Treasury Releases Kiwi Bond Interest Rates [2]
  • Peace Movement’s what's on where listings [3]
  • ACC launches 2004/05 year levies consultation [4]
  • CTU: Business NZ Wails Over ACC Levy Increases [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00070.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00049.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00048.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00074.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00047.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    LEAD STORY: Wolfowitz Admits Iraq Not Involved In Sept-11 Attacks - Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, one of the main architects for the war in Iraq, admitted for the first time that Iraq had nothing to do with the September 11 terrorist attacks, contradicting public statements made by senior White House ... See... Wolfowitz: Iraq Was Not Involved In 9-11 Attacks [1]

  • Annan Commends NZ’s Solomons Intervention [2]
  • Sri-Lanka: LTTE-linked killings continue [3]
  • Arnon Perlman: On Palestinian Prisoners Release [4]
  • PNA Slams Israeli Deception over Detainees Release [5]
  • Waqf Warns Attempt To Force Way into Al Aqsa [6]
  • PM Abbas to Visit Kuwait, Saudi, UAE and Tunisia [7]
  • Bush again Says Isreal’s Apartheid Wall Is ‘a Prob [8]
  • Rice: Commitment to Transformation in Mideast [9]
  • We Demonstrate Because We Want Freedom [10]
  • Free at Last, Free at Last [11]
  • Is your representative on this list? [12]
  • U.S. Condemns Car Bombing in Iraq [13]
  • UN: Jordanian Mission Bombing in Iraq Heinous Act [14]
  • UN Talks With Iran on Enhanced Nuke Safeguards [15]
  • Liberia: UN Envoy To Talk With Troop Contributors [16]
  • UN Radio: Condemns Jordanian Embassy Bomb Attack in Iraq [17]
  • Security Council Meet On Rwanda & Yugoslavia Tribunals [18]
  • Schröder Says Germany’s Economic trend improving [19]
  • Bush and Powell Meet in Crawford [20]
  • U.S. President's Radio Address [21]
  • Powell: U.S. Will Not be Defeated in Terror War [22]
  • White House Daily Briefing With Claire Buchan [23]

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    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00088.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00087.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00086.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00085.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00084.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00083.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00077.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00070.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00069.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00068.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00078.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00074.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00072.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00073.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00075.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00071.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00082.htm
    [20] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00081.htm
    [21] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00080.htm
    [22] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00076.htm
    [23] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00079.htm


    COLUMNS:

    Mo’ Friday’s Hard News Is There… - Risk |Aug 08, 2003 11:54 Russell Brown's Hard News I knew I shouldn't have had that kebab. King's Cross, 1987, I think it was. Or possibly Elephant and Castle. I really don't mean to be flippant, but the news that a Waikato man has suspected CJD reminds me why I can't donate blood. See... HARD NEWS 08/08/03 - Mo' Friday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00051.htm


    Naked in Nuhaka

    - I've been thinking a lot lately about writing a column on topics political. It’s pretty apparent to anyone who follows world news that the U.S. is in quite a political pickle right now. Here's a short-list: Allegations of Republican Party computerised vote fiddling - Outright fibs in Presidential addresses justifying war in Iraq - Cover-ups and information gaps in the investigations of pre-911 CIA and FBI dealings... See... The Maori American Presidential Candidate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00048.htm


    Maxim Considers The Real Issues

    - Contents: School closures defy reason, Several schools south of Dunedin are to close but there are no sound reasons to axe them. - 'Jobs Jolt' expensive remedy, A new 'tough love' package aims to reduce welfare dependency. - Student debt hits $6 billion, ... See... Maxim Institute real issues. No. Seventy-Five [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00047.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    United Nations Commends Solomons Intervention

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today welcomed a statement from United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan praising the regional response to the Solomon Islands crisis. See... Annan commends Solomons intervention [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00161.htm


    Health Select Committee Recommends Prescription Dak

    - Health Select Committee has recommended that the Government pursue the possibility of supporting the prescription of clinically tested cannabis products for medicinal purposes. It has also recommended that the Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs give a high priority to its reconsideration of the classification of cannabis. See... Inquiry Into Health Strategies And Cannibis Use [1] ALSO: Greens - Report on cannabis lays foundation for law change [2] MORE: Anderton Says Progressive Coalition Against Cannabis Reform - Progressive leader Jim Anderton is pleased that the Health Select Committee hasn't recommended any change to the legal status of cannabis. See... Coalition Government won't go soft on cannabis [3] ALSO: United - Green's pro-cannabis stance a loser with voters [4] - United - Turner: Greens prove stupidity can be dangerous [5] - United - Should marijuana be legalised for medicinal use? [6] - National -National against softening of cannabis law [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00158.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00159.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00180.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00179.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00177.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00175.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00165.htm


    Positive Trend: Unemployment Down To 16 Year Low

    - Continued employment growth, against expectations, has seen New Zealand’s unemployment rate fall to its lowest level in sixteen years. See... Employment growth sees fall in unemployment [1] ALSO: Progressive Coalition - Jobs Party positive about new unemployment low [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00162.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00172.htm


    Harry’s Law A Bad Precedence

    - National's Justice spokesman Richard Worth says the behaviour of Labour and the Greens over the Duynhoven issue casts a pall over the integrity of the country's electoral system. See... Duynhoven law frays electoral system [1] ALSO: English - Harry's Law hides the real villains [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00183.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00152.htm


    Convicted Bali Bombers Get Death Sentence

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the guilty verdict handed down today in the first of the Bali bombing murder trials. See... Goff welcomes Bali bombing verdict [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00150.htm


    Dalziel Eyes Immigration Future

    - Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to again speak to the NZAMI Conference. I said in my introduction to the NZAMI Annual report that I was surprised to be invited to contribute to the report given the matter of the legal proceedings that arose ... See... Dalziel Speech: Immigration: Where we are heading [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00171.htm


    Pathways To Employment And Higher Education

    - Senior secondary students greatly value their STAR experiences and the programme is working well to help them move into employment and training, according to a research report released today by Education Minister Trevor Mallard. See... Students moving up with STAR programme [1] ALSO: Mallard’s Speech - Pathways from school to work and study [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00166.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00167.htm


    Greens: Caution Needed On Mad Cow Scare

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for scrutiny of our BSE controls, in the wake of revelations that a Waikato man may be suffering from the related "variant" Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (vCJD.) See... Kedgley urges precautionary approach to vCJD scare [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00160.htm


    ACT: Maharey Soft On Dads

    - ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today accused Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey of incompetence, in light of new information showing an increase in the number of DPB mothers refusing to name the father of their ... See... Maharey Impotent Over DPB Dads [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00182.htm


    Heather Roy’s Diary

    - The week has been dominated by Harry Duynhoven and his predicament in initiating his Dutch citizenship and its ramifications under the Electoral Act. When Harry discovered there was a problem he told the Speaker and his Ministerial warrant was withdrawn. ... See... Heather Roy’s Diary: Saving Private Harry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00178.htm


    Select Committee Biz For The Week

    - There were 14 committee meetings; 13 were in the parliamentary complex and one is in progress in Auckland. See... Select Committee Business From August 1 to 8 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00173.htm


    Mark Cites Botched Parole Case

    - “Corrections Minister Paul Swain should resign after the police revealed last night that convicted five-time rapist Michael John Carroll was missing from his Christchurch half-way house,” said New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark. See... Where Is Carroll Minister? Asks Mark [1] ALSO: National - Where is Michael Carroll? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00168.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00157.htm


    King’s Health Portfolio Is Mismanaged: ACT

    - The fact that combined District Health Boards ran a $56 million deficit for the final quarter of the 2002-03 year highlights Health Minister Annette King's inability to manage her portfolio, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... DHBs Labouring Under Huge Deficits [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00155.htm

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