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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
U.S. Bans Bolton From Multilateral Korea Talks
Scoop Is In The House
USA Wants Its Warships In NZ: Should This Be So?
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
LEAD INTL STORY: In Wake Of Roadmap: Abbas Cautions On Total Collapse
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
WINDOWS WORM WARNING: This Is Not A Drill
Richard Ehrlich Is At The Bashir Trial
Stateside: Straight Up. I Love Milwaukee!
Citizen's Watch Response To 911 Joint Inquiry Report
South Pacific Forum Bars Pacific Media Outlet
ZZZZzzzzt: Scoop Has US Warship Visits Feedback
Daily Katya Rivas


OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Smokefree Bill Challenge From A Smoker
Public Access Report Response
Traffic Plan About Money Not Safety
Questions On Edwards At Large
Name Your Dealer Nandor Says Peter Dunne
Responsible Gambling Supported By Progressive Coalition

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LEAD STORY:
U.S. Bans Bolton From Multilateral Korea Talks

- U.S. Envoy John Bolton has been sacked from taking part in multilateral talks with North Korea, scheduled for later this month in Beijing, after North Korea cited him as ‘Human Scum’. See... North Korea Calls U.S. Envoy ‘Human Scum’ [1] FULL COVERAGE: See Scoop’s Foreign Correspondent Reports… ALSO: U.S. Backtracks On Excluding Bolton From North Korea Talks – For Now… [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00086.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00146.htm


Scoop Is In The House

– For today’s questions for oral answer see... Questions for Oral Answer - Wednesday, 13 August [1] . See also yesterday's answers... Questions & Answers for Tuesday [2] . Come back this evening for the uncorrected transcript of today's answers.


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00253.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00254.htm


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: Scoop Feedback: The Scoop Audience Responds... [2] - ACT - New Zealand Safer Without Nuclear Ban [3] - Greens- Greens reject American arrogance [4] - National - National notes nuclear ship comments [5] - Greenpeace - US Desperately Bullys New Zealand [6]


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


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • 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: In Wake Of Roadmap: Abbas Cautions On Total Collapse

    - The Palestine National Authority (PNA) Prime Minister Mahmud Abbas (Abu Mazen) warned Monday that the practices of the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) -- including violation of the declared truce, as well as their continuation of assassination operations. See... Abbas: Israeli Practices Lead to Total Collapse [1] See also... Bombers Strike After Israel's Hizbullah Attack [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00150.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00085.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    On The Middle East Palestinian Health System Facing Major Crisis: WHO [1] U.S. Says PNA Must Dismantle Terrorist Groups [2] Annan condemns two suicide bombings against Israel [3] Suicide bombings in Israel condemned [4] What Happened to Your Promises Mr. Sharon? [5] From The USA The White House Press Update [6] U.S. Backtracks On Excluding Bolton From North Korea Talks – For Now… [7] Armitage, in Australia, Discusses Security, Trade [8] On Iraq Iraq: UN envoy welcomes steps to new constitution [9] On Asia Pacific Solomons: Terrorised refugees get new shelter [10] On Africa UN Radio: Humanitarian Workers Return to Monrovia [11] Nigeria: Amina Lawal's appeal case to be heard [12] Nigeria: No impunity for Charles Taylor [13]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00149.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00145.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00143.htm
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    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00147.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00142.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00141.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00144.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00138.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00137.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    WINDOWS WORM WARNING: This Is Not A Drill

    - If computer virus's are like earthquakes… then this one is of a new variety that has the potential to flatten several city blocks. Window's NT, 2000 and XP user's (And - yes that means you at home as well as at work.... )have till Saturday to either become part of the solution or, if unprotected, become part of what looks certain to become a very big problem, very fast. See... NEWSFLASH: This Is Not A Drill - Blaster Worm Link [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00090.htm


    Richard Ehrlich Is At The Bashir Trial

    - Prosecutors demanded on Tuesday (Aug. 12) a 15-year jail sentence for a Muslim extremist leader allegedly linked to al Qaeda, if he is found guilty of involvement in deadly church bombings and an attempted assassination. See... Indonesian Prosecutors Seek 15 Years For Bashir [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00087.htm


    Stateside: Straight Up. I Love Milwaukee!

    - I love Milwaukee. Straight up. There you have it. I love Milwaukee! It promotes itself as the Genuine American City, and makes it easy for you to get there and have a good time when you arrive. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Milwaukee [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00091.htm


    Citizen's Watch Response To 911 Joint Inquiry Report

    - 9/11 CitizensWatch is in the midst of a review of the nearly 900pp. Joint Inquiry Report on 9/11. We will be releasing this report some time in the coming weeks well in advance of 9/11/03. See... UQ Wire: Preparing Analysis of 9/11 Joint Inquiry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00084.htm


    South Pacific Forum Bars Pacific Media Outlet

    - The Pacific Concerns Resource Centre (PCRC) has accused the New Zealand government and the Forum Secretariat of refusing to grant media accreditation to the Pacific News Bulletin (PNB), the only Pacific Islands civil society-owned newsletter, to cover the Forum meeting in Auckland. See... Pacific News Bulletin Barred From SPF - Fiji Post [1] and


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00093.htm


    ZZZZzzzzt: Scoop Has US Warship Visits Feedback

    - "Yes, US warships should be allowed to visit NZ harbours. They do more for securing world security than the biased rendition of the role of the US set out in your so-called word picture...I haven't seen anything so biased and self-serving since the "Save Harry" rort last week by the Labour govt. Get real." See... Scoop Feedback: Do We Want U.S. Ships In NZ? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00092.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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    Smokefree Bill Challenge From A Smoker

    - “Today I will submit an amendment to the Smoke-free Environments (Enhanced Protection) Amendment Bill to give the public an opportunity to have their say through a referendum before it is enacted,” said New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown. See... Get This One Right : Brown Challenges [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00258.htm


    Public Access Report Response

    - National Party Agriculture spokesman David Carter is calling on the Government to respect private property rights as it invites submissions on the recently released Public Access Report. See... Private property rights deserve respect [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00257.htm


    Traffic Plan About Money Not Safety

    - The National Party says the Government latest plan to tackle the road toll is more about revenue collecting than road safety. See... Traffic plan more revenue collecting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00255.htm


    Questions On Edwards At Large

    - Hon Roger Sowry to the Minister responsible for Ministerial Services (20 June 2003): Did Ministerial Services pay for media trainers Brian Edwards and Judy Callingham to work with the Minister of Maori Affairs in June 2003; if so, at ... See... Parliamentary Questions payments to Brian Edwards [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00252.htm


    Name Your Dealer Nandor Says Peter Dunne

    - Responding to Nandor Tanczos's "shock-horror" revelation in Parliament yesterday that Peter Dunne had admitted to experimenting with marijuana as a youth, the United Future leader today called upon the Green MP to name his dealer. See... Dunne: Who's your dealer, Nandor? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00251.htm


    Responsible Gambling Supported By Progressive Coalition

    - The Progressive Party supports the Responsible Gambling Bill because it expects the new law will make a positive contribution to enhancing the safety and well-being of local communities. See... Responsible Gambling & Campaign To Tackle Poverty [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00250.htm

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