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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Bush Speech: Iraq Gets More And More Like Vietnam
Worldwide Day Of Action Protest For Saturday
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
Germany & France Say U.S. Resolution "Not Dynamic Enough And Not Sufficient"
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES
Confused About The Beach Yet?
ACT's Letter Highlights A "Maori Crisis"

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Solomons Recovery Plan Leaves Much To Be Desired
ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Bev Harris: SLO Election Officials Explain The Indefensible
Martin LeFevre: Meditation On Death
Brian Cloughley: Playing With A Stacked Deck
Stateside: American Football & American Militarism
Thom Hartmann: Blood,Oil,Tears & The 2004 Bush Campaign
US Election 2004: The Perfumed Prince Wesley Clark
Public Address's Weekend Postings
Cartoon: Kidd Millennium - The Ten Commandments
Cartoon: Ariel's Eye
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Government Releases Maori Literacy Report
Govt. Opens Round XIII Of The Student Loans Debate
Been Ticketed Lately? Nats Locate New Source Of Umbrage
Williamson To Remain Out In The Cold
Mental Health Timebomb Warnings
Medical Misadventure Change Proposals
Attention Hamiltonians – Prepare To Be Sprayed
Coddington Is Outraged! In Capital Letters
Making Farms More Productive
Small And Medium Enterprises – Tamihere Reports
Trampling On The Little Guy At Cancun

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Bush Speech: Iraq Gets More And More Like Vietnam

- Nearly two years ago, following deadly attacks on our country, we began a systematic campaign against terrorism. These months have been a time of new responsibilities, and sacrifice, and national resolve and great progress. See... Transcript: G.W. Bush's Address On Terror & Iraq [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00094.htm


Worldwide Day Of Action Protest For Saturday

- Aucklanders have the opportunity to join a protest to mark the worldwide day of action and protest the NZ government's decision to send troops to Iraq at the end of this month to assist the US/UK occupation. There will be a rally outside the US Consulate Customs St, from 11am on Saturday September 13. See… GPJA: Protest US Consulate, 11am, Sat Sept 13 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00042.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Organ Donation Shortage in New Zealand To Be Discussed [1]
  • Weta Digital Co-Founder To Receive Doctorate [2]
  • NZTE Marketing Group Managers Appointed [3]
  • 25 Selected for Entrepreneur of the Year Award [4]
  • Parents Denied ‘Right To Know’ What’s Been GE-ed [5]
  • International Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Day Tuesday [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00071.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00068.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00018.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00027.htm

    Germany & France Say U.S. Resolution "Not Dynamic Enough And Not Sufficient"

    - Germany and France consider the new draft resolution on Iraq announced by the United States to be "not dynamic enough and not sufficient" the way it is formulated at the moment. After an informal meeting held in Dresden on September 4 Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and French President Jacques Chirac noted that the text of the draft resolution reflects a major shift in US thinking. See... US Resolution Not Dynamic Enough & Not Sufficient [1] ALSO: UN Radio: U.S Delivers Draft Ideas on UN Iraq Role [2] - Security Cl to Hold Informal Talks On US Resolution [3] - U.S. Seeks U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Iraq [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00087.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00086.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00085.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00060.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • Civil society in Middle East peace 'indispensable' [1]
  • Liberia: UN Aid To 50,000 People Fleeing Flighting [2]
  • Chief prosecutors for UN war crimes tribunals [3]
  • Asia Pacific
  • North Korea Refuses To Cut Nuclear Weapons Program [4]
  • UN: Warning That Nuclear Test Ban Is Vital [5]
  • China Advises UN To Back Off Korean Nuke Crisis [6]
  • Roh Praises Beijing's Role in Nuke Issue [7]
  • Chinese Premier: Stable RMB Benefits US and China [8]
  • Koreas Swap Search Results for Family Reunions [9]
  • Iraq and Central Asia
  • Iraq: UN weapons inspectors ready to return [10]
  • U.S. Seeks U.N. Peacekeeping Force in Iraq [11]
  • UN: Sovereignty must be restored to Iraq ASAP [12]
  • Objectives of U.S. Draft Resolution on Iraq Detail [13]
  • Middle East
  • PNA, EU Reconfirm Commitment to ‘Roadmap’ [14]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00084.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00082.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00081.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00073.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00056.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00050.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00051.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00074.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00072.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00057.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00060.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00058.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00065.htm
    [14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00075.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK - THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES

    Confused About The Beach Yet? - "The Government is casting more uncertainty over its confused beaches and seabed policy," says National Party Leader Bill English. See... Government eroding its own beach-head [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00128.htm

    ACT's Letter Highlights A "Maori Crisis"

    - The Treaty, Maori, and what sovereignty means, are going to be the defining issues for a generation. See... ACT's The Letter: 8 September 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00143.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Solomons Recovery Plan Leaves Much To Be Desired

    - The Solomon Islands government has recently unveiled its recovery plan--National Economic Recovery and Development Plan (NERDP)--to get this country out of its current mess and once more stand on its own two feet. See... National Recovery Plan . . . misses the point! [1] and instant feedback... Re: National Recovery Plan . . . misses the point! [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00056.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00060.htm


    ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - Good on National MP Shane Ardern for driving a tractor up the steps of Parliament. See... Well Done Nats Re: Murtle The Tractor Prank [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00062.htm


    Bev Harris: SLO Election Officials Explain The Indefensible

    - The explanation for the SLO midday votes is that they were absentee votes, counted early. This has a plausible explanation, but also raises more questions. See... The Diebold San Luis Obispo File Mystery Deepens [1] . For MUCH MORE see … SCOOP'S SCOOP – A VERY AMERICAN COUP [2] LINK: US: SECURITY OF SLO COUNTY'S VOTING SYSTEM - SLO TRIBUBNE [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup
    [3] - http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispotribune/6695542.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Meditation On Death

    - Acrid smoke wafts in over the parkland from an unknown fire. Upstream, a dog standing in the water barks loudly for fifteen minutes, goaded by its owner. See... Meditation (Spirituality): A Meditation On Death [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00064.htm


    Brian Cloughley: Playing With A Stacked Deck

    - Damon Runyon, in 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Browne' (which became the musical 'Guys and Dolls'), delivered a cautionary tale through his character Obadiah Masterton, otherwise known on Broadway as The Sky, whose father offered him advice in lieu of more substantial patrimony. See... Brian Cloughley: Bush's Stacked Deck [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00059.htm


    Stateside: American Football & American Militarism

    - The most compelling reason the United States should not be in charge of any military operations around the world is American football. See... Stateside: Thinking Outside The Stadium [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00055.htm


    Thom Hartmann: Blood,Oil,Tears & The 2004 Bush Campaign

    - The two words we never hear in the corporate media's discussion of Iraq are "oil" and "nationalism." See... Thom Hartmann: Blood, Oil, and Tears [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00058.htm


    US Election 2004: The Perfumed Prince Wesley Clark

    - The Perfumed Prince declared himself a Democrat. Many Americans may not recognize the nickname bestowed upon Wesley Clarke by British colleagues as he strutted around Serbia with his set of platinum-plated general's stars. See... John Chuckman: The Perfumed Prince [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00063.htm


    Public Address's Weekend Postings

    - Having courted a media beat-up with her upcoming book on the on the beauty of young boys, Germaine Greer throws another rock in the pond today with publication of the latest edition of Quarterly Essay ... See... Hard News 08/08/03 - Sealed Section [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00066.htm


    Cartoon: Kidd Millennium - The Ten Commandments

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Moses Loses In Alabama [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00065.htm


    Cartoon: Ariel's Eye

    - Cartoon by John Chuckman… See... Chuckman Cartoon: Where The Roadmap Ends [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00061.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - The first time I cried from pain, was caused by a drop of Blood that would assign to Me ownership of the Jewish world, in which the ceremonies had arisen for the justification of the spirit. See... Katya Rivas: I Gave You Redemption and Nobleness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00057.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Government Releases Maori Literacy Report

    - ‘Building the capacity to ‘read’ and shape Maori and other worlds’ is proposed as a national definition of literacy in a report released today by Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia. See... Turia Launches Maori Literacy Report [1] ALSO: Turia Speech: Whanau development and literacy [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00129.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00130.htm


    Govt. Opens Round XIII Of The Student Loans Debate

    - Student Support in New Zealand aims to build a common base of understanding about the level financial assistance currently available to tertiary students. See... Student financial support up for discussion [1] REACTION: - Greens - Time to act, not talk on student support [2] - National - Maharey fails students after years of promises [3] - NZUSA - Nothing new in student support review [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00134.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00132.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00127.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0309/S00018.htm


    Been Ticketed Lately? Nats Locate New Source Of Umbrage

    - The Government stands to make millions of dollars in extra revenue by lowering the speed camera tolerance level from 10 km/h to 5 km/h, and introducing hidden cameras, National said today releasing official figures on the number of tickets issued. See... Speed camera tax grab hits your region [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00125.htm


    Williamson To Remain Out In The Cold

    - National Leader Bill English says he is happy with the National Party board's decision on the continued suspension of Maurice Williamson. See... Fair decision on MP's future [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00124.htm


    Mental Health Timebomb Warnings

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today condemned Health Minister Annette King for ignoring the warnings of North Shore mental health nurses, who have been predicting that staff shortages will soon lead to disaster. See... You Have Been Warned, Minister [1] and NZ First… Mental Health Timebombs Tick Away [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00142.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00139.htm


    Medical Misadventure Change Proposals

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today said she was not surprised that record numbers of medical misadventure claims were made in the last financial year, nor that the amount paid out in compensation has hit an all-time high. See... Compensation Should Not Be A Lottery [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00141.htm


    Attention Hamiltonians – Prepare To Be Sprayed

    - Cabinet has approved funding for the eradication operation against the Asian Gypsy Moth incursion in Hamilton, Biosecurity Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Funding for Asian Gypsy Moth eradication approved [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00140.htm


    Coddington Is Outraged! In Capital Letters

    - ACT New Zealand Transport Spokesman Deborah Coddington today condemned Labour's plan to tax motorists - based on the distance they travel - as just another blatant tax grab. See... What, ANOTHER Petrol Tax?! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00138.htm


    Making Farms More Productive

    - There was still plenty of potential for productivity improvement in the primary production sector, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton and Associate Rural Affairs Minister Damien O'Connor said today. See... Agricultural Productivity Focus Of Govt Attention [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00137.htm


    Small And Medium Enterprises – Tamihere Reports

    - A new report on the SME sector shows small-medium enterprises form a dynamic and vital part of New Zealand's economy, Minister for Small Business John Tamihere says. See... Small businesses dynamic and vital contribution [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00136.htm


    Trampling On The Little Guy At Cancun

    - The Green Party is urging the Government speak out for the rights of developing countries so they don't get trampled on again, at this week's World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Cancun. See... If Parliament was run like the WTO... [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00133.htm

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