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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
USA Wants Its Warships In NZ: Should This Be So?
MORE NEW ZEALAND NEWS:
INTL. LEAD STORY: Arafat Enraged At Israel’s Askar Refugee Camp Invasion
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Vets Demand Answers On Mystery Iraq Haulage Deaths
Bernard Weiner: The Past Is Present
UQ Wire: 911 Families Speak Out
Catherine Fitts Asks 20 Questions On Missing Money?
Satire: Terror Market Punts Go Awry
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Women's And Kid's Affairs Shakeup
Axe Attack Indicates Systems Failure - NZF
Locking And Unlocking Rocky Mountain's High
New Children's Commissioner Appointed
MPs Should Remember Consciences On Gambling Bill - Greens
Pharmacy Nationalisation Warning From Heather Roy
State's Airline Drops Trans-Tasman Flight Price
Mallard Speech On Export Education
English Concerned About Spinning Government
Catch Up With Trevor Online Tomorrow
Accountants Come Out Against Privy Council Change
New Justice Tzar

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00079.htm
Survey Photo-Essay: Do We Want U.S. Warships in New Zealand


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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 - 12 August 2003 [1] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of the answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00224.htm

LEAD STORY:
USA Wants Its Warships In NZ: Should This Be So?

- Should U.S. Warships be allowed into New Zealand’s waters? A top-ranking U.S. Government official said yesterday that New Zealand's anti-nuke law is an artefact, and that it hampers the USA's push to fight what it perceives as the bad guys. Inside, have your say. See... Survey Photo-Essay: Do We Want U.S Warships in NZ? [1] MORE: - ACT - New Zealand Safer Without Nuclear Ban [2] - Greens- Greens reject American arrogance [3] - National - National notes nuclear ship comments [4] - Greenpeace - US Desperately Bullys New Zealand [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00079.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00228.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00227.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00222.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00129.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Appointment Of CEO Of Justice Ministry [1]
  • External monetary policy adviser appointed [2]
  • Guest Nights Fall in June [3]
  • Air NZ Issues Tasman Express' $250,000 Online Seat Giveaway [4]
  • Winter Listing Shortage Drives Up Real Estate Prices [5]
  • Arc Rates: Another Tea Party? [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00066.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00064.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00111.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00110.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0308/S00109.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0308/S00063.htm


    INTL LEAD STORY: Arafat Enraged At Israel’s Askar Refugee Camp Invasion

    - Palestinians React Angrily to Friday’s Israeli Deadly Raid Arafat: Israel Is Destroying the Whole Peace Process See... Arafat On Israel's Invasion Of Askar Refugee Camp [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00107.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    Asia Pacific

  • Pacific Forum Motorcade: Minimal Auckland Traffic Disruption Likely [1]
  • 30 Countries & Orgs Represented At 34th Forum [2]
  • West Papua: The Forgotten Pacific Country [3]
  • Central America and Caribbean
  • Dominican Republic: police fire on trade unionists [4]
  • Europe and Russia
  • Russia: State has an obligation to defend NGOs [5]
  • Portugal: Human rights must be addressed [6]
  • From The Middle East
  • Israel Weekly Cabinet meeting [7]
  • $250 million to Rebuild Palestinian Security Force [8]
  • Our Direct Actions Will Continue [9]
  • "We Didn't Mean to Shoot Him" Israeli Military [10]
  • And It Takes a Bulldozer to Finish the Job [11]
  • It Takes Seven Tanks to Rape a Village [12]
  • From The United States
  • U.S. President's Radio Address [13]
  • U.S. Designates Chechen Rebel Leader as Terrorist [14]
  • NATO to Assume Command of ISAF in Kabul August 11 [15]
  • U.S. Scientist Discovers Telekinesis Equation [16]
  • From The United Nations
  • UN Radio: War Crimes Prosecutor Will Stay On [17]
  • Afghanistan: disarmament to start in Sholgara [18]
  • UN Envoy finds support for reconstruction of Iraq [19]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00095.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00094.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00090.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00093.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00092.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00091.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00108.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00106.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00099.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00098.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00097.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00096.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00105.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00101.htm
    [15] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00100.htm
    [16] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00029.htm
    [17] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00104.htm
    [18] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00103.htm
    [19] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00102.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Vets Demand Answers On Mystery Iraq Haulage Deaths

    - The father stated that his 20-year-old healthy son, a former track star and non-smoker, had written home on June 26th explaining that he would be going on a 30-hour “hauling” mission, but that he could not disclose what they would be hauling. The son had stated that he had been to the Palace of Sadaam Hussein, and it was later learned that he was “hauling” at the Baghdad Airport. See... Gulf War Vets Seek Secret Haulage Mission Answers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00131.htm


    Bernard Weiner: The Past Is Present

    - A few years ago, while visiting Bellingham -- one of the few times I'd been back to that Northwest town in decades -- I walked out of a downtown drugstore, happened to look across the street, and suddenly started shaking and sobbing. See... The Past Is Present: Watergate, Vietnam & Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00081.htm


    UQ Wire: 911 Families Speak Out

    - White House Obstructs 9/11 Investigation - Interview with David Potorti, cofounder of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, conducted by Scott Harris See... UQ Wire: White House Obstructs 9/11 Investigation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00078.htm


    Catherine Fitts Asks 20 Questions On Missing Money?

    - ''When the government pays your expenses, then your gross is your net.'' -- Philadelphia Mafia Leader See... Real Deal: 20 Questions On "Where Is The Money?" [1] . See also... Michael C. Ruppert: Where Is The Money? [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00077.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00061.htm


    Satire: Terror Market Punts Go Awry

    - Des Moines, IA .--Hubert Willard, 67, former deacon of the Crestwood Baptist Church, lost his life savings last week in search of a jihad jackpot on the Defense Department's short-lived and much-maligned Terrorism Futures Market. See... Terrorism Traders Take Huge Losses In Single Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00076.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I want absolute sincerity from you as it is needed in pursuing the Truth, as it is the antithesis of the avalanche of lies that surround My chosen ones. See... Katya Rivas: Absolute Sincerity against All Lies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00075.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Women's And Kid's Affairs Shakeup

    - A new Ministry of Youth Development will be created out of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and youth policy functions of the Ministry of Social Development. See... Young people to get better value from new ministry [1] and Ministry of Women’s Affairs to be strengthened [2] MORE ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT: - Q&A on new Ministry of Youth Development [3] - Q&A – Ministry of Women’s Affairs Changes [4] REACTION: - National - Youth lose services while Minister keeps pay packt [5] - National - Labour's PC double standard in agency review [6] - Alliance - Good news for women, not so sure about the kids [7] - PSA - PSA welcomes public services changes [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00236.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00234.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00235.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00233.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00249.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00248.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00070.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00069.htm


    Axe Attack Indicates Systems Failure - NZF

    - New Zealand First is calling for the re-establishment of secure mental health institutions after an incident in which a Kaitaia mental health patient attempted to hit a police officer with an axe today. See... Another Community Care Failure [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00247.htm


    Locking And Unlocking Rocky Mountain's High

    - Large tracts of celebrated New Zealand high country will be increasingly locked away by private owners if the Government does not act to protect access to land currently up for tenure review, said the Green Party. See... Highest Bidder Locking Gates On High [1] MORE: - ACT - Property Owners Must Protect Their Rights [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00246.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00240.htm


    New Children's Commissioner Appointed

    - Dr Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro has been appointed New Zealand’s fourth Commissioner for Children, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... Dr Cindy Kiro appointed Commissioner for Children [1] REACTION: - Greens - Greens welcome new Children's Commissioner [2] - ACT - Commissioner Must Be Best Person For The Job [3] - National - Children's Commissioner must have independence [4] - Alliance - Alliance welcomes New Children’s Commissioner [5] - Public Health Association - Children's Commissioner An Important Appointment [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00226.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00239.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00245.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00241.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00068.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00067.htm


    MPs Should Remember Consciences On Gambling Bill - Greens

    - The Green Party will not support the Responsible Gambling Bill when it comes back to Parliament for its second reading this afternoon as it goes nowhere near far enough to alleviate the community crisis caused by pokie machines. See... Labour, UF MPs urged not to gamble consciences [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00244.htm


    Pharmacy Nationalisation Warning From Heather Roy

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today announced that she has submitted an amendment to the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Bill, to prevent Labour from nationalising pharmacies - and turning chemists into state employees. See... Government Pharmacies A Bad Idea [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00237.htm


    State's Airline Drops Trans-Tasman Flight Price

    - Minister of Tourism Mark Burton is today welcoming Air New Zealand’s new Tasman Express service, which will offer travellers significantly reduced trans-Tasman fares. See... Tasman Express a bonus for tourism sector [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00232.htm


    Mallard Speech On Export Education

    - I first want to congratulate those of you who have helped grow our export education industry to its current value of $1.7 billion. See... Safeguarding bn-dollar export education industry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00231.htm


    English Concerned About Spinning Government

    - Tony Blair's spin-doctor, Alastair Campbell, is at the centre of a storm in Britain, but things are even worse here. See... Bill English Right Talk - 12 August 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00229.htm


    Catch Up With Trevor Online Tomorrow

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard will tomorrow take part in an online chat session on the new Labour Party youth website, http:// http://www.headsup.co.nz See... Minister goes online for webchat [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00225.htm


    Accountants Come Out Against Privy Council Change

    - Government papers released to the Institute of Chartered Accountants under the Official Information Act reveal concerns from key Government advisors over the decision to abolish New Zealanders’ right to appeal to the Privy Council. See... Lack Of Evidence For Privy Council Proposal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00071.htm


    New Justice Tzar

    - The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, today announced the appointment of Belinda Clark to the position of Chief Executive of the Ministry of Justice and Secretary for Justice. See... Appointment Of CEO Of Justice Ministry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0308/S00066.htm

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