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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Arrest Made For Murder Of 6-Year-Old Coral Burrows
UNICEF Reveals 3,500 Children Die From Abuse Yearly
NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:
U.S. Defensive After Undermining Jurisdiction Of International Criminal Court
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hurricane Isabel Up Close And Personal
Where Upton Ruminates On Trade & The Environment
Naked in Nuhaka: Static Interference
Hard News And More Is There!
Richard S. Ehrlich: Burmese Roulette
Imagine The Good $87 Billion Could Do
Scoop Reader Unimpressed With ComCom On Local Loop
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Was In The House
Deborah Coddington On Cancun
NZ Tourism Picks Up
Phil Goff Attends Swedish FM's Funeral
Housing Improvements For Troubled PN Suburb
Warning Suffrage Day Irony Ahead
These Are The Days of Our Select Committees
Cullen Off To High Finance Meetings
Local Loop Report Received

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Arrest Made For Murder Of 6-Year-Old Coral Burrows

- Wairarapa Police have early this morning arrested a man and charged him with the murder of six year old Featherston girl Coral Burrows. See... Arrest for murder of Coral Burrows [1] . ALSO: Coral’s body found in bush near Lake Onoke (Ferry) [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00139.htm


UNICEF Reveals 3,500 Children Die From Abuse Yearly

- Almost 3,500 children under the age of 15 die every year from physical abuse and neglect in developed nations, according to a new report on maltreatment published today by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). See... 3,500 Abused Children Die In Developed Countries [1] MORE: - NZ First - Child Abuse Rates Outrageous [2] - National - Govt must address child abuse rates [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00236.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00450.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00445.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Maori News Service Opens Rotorua Office [1]
  • Family Help Trust Plea: Stop Our Children From Dying [2]
  • Hope Remains For Saving Kakariki Whio & Mohua [3]
  • CDHB General Nurses Agreement [4]
  • Canterbury Nurses Ratify Pay Offer [5]
  • Telecom Cuts Xtra Jetstream Plans [6]
  • Visitor Arrivals Up 2 Percent [7]
  • Celebrating 110 years of Women’s Suffrage in NZ [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00207.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00133.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00129.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00072.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00071.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00206.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00205.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00134.htm


    U.S. Defensive After Undermining Jurisdiction Of International Criminal Court

    - The United States is defending itself against concerns that it has been undermining International Criminal Court (ICC) jurisdiction. The USA insists it is "pursuing a legitimate, reasonable course, acting in good faith, and hoping its concerns can be addressed without detracting from the interests of others," so says the State Department's Lincoln Bloomfield. See... U.S Defends Course Re International Criminal Court [1]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00226.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • UN: GA special emergency session on Palestine [1]
  • UN Radio: Arab States Force Debate On Palestine [2]
  • UN and global cricket body to fight HIV/AIDS [3]
  • From The Middle East
  • Report From Nablus: "Harassment, Detention, and Murder" [4]
  • Report from Gaza: "The Long Anxiety" [5]
  • On Africa
  • Eritrea: detention of prisoners of conscience [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00240.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00241.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00237.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00235.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00234.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00233.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hurricane Isabel Up Close And Personal

    - Isabel has left over 1 million people without power tonight in both North Carolina and Virginia. That is twice as many people as our most recent hurricane, Floyd. See... Hurricane Eyewitness Report: Farewell Isabel [1] and N. Carolina Eyewitness Reports Of Hurricane Isabel [2] ALSO: - Scoop Image & Links: Hurricane Isabel's Landfall [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00174.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00176.htm


    Where Upton Ruminates On Trade & The Environment

    - A lengthy rumination about just what Europeans might (and then again might not) be on about when they raise environmental issues in the context of trade liberalisation; but first, some notes on the fall-out from France's summer heatwave. See... Upton-on-line: Special Trade & Environment Issue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00178.htm


    Naked in Nuhaka: Static Interference

    - Mulling over the weirdness of the September 11 Anniversary last week, I found my mind and my click-finger drifting across the keyboard to find ghoulish images of the explosions and carnage of that fateful day two years ago. See... Leo Koziol: Naked in Nuhaka [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00169.htm


    Hard News And More Is There!

    - Who'd be a Californian? Larry King's interview last night with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the man who would be Governor of the golden state, would have filled no sensible person with joy. See... Hard News 19/09/03 - Fried Day [1] and Hard News 18/09/03 - Magic And Eternity [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00175.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00166.htm


    Richard S. Ehrlich: Burmese Roulette

    - BANGKOK, Thailand -- Burma's military is killing people by forcing them to walk across minefields to reveal where explosives are buried, and Burmese rebels are buying U.S. landmines on the blackmarket, causing death and injury to soldiers and civilians, a Landmine Monitor researcher said. See... Richard S. Ehrlich: Landmine Torture Burmese Style [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00173.htm


    Imagine The Good $87 Billion Could Do

    - Cartoon by John Chuckman…. See... Chuckman Cartoon: Imagine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00172.htm


    Scoop Reader Unimpressed With ComCom On Local Loop

    I am amazed at how so many business groups and telecommunications entities are so "over the moon" at the latest nonsense perpetrated by the Commerce Commission in recommending the removing of Telecom's monopoly over the local copper wire network. See... Unbundling of the Local loop [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00170.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I value in you the union to My sufferings more than any other of your works. See... Katya Rivas: Unite Yourselves to Me [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00171.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Was In The House

    – Click here for... Thursday's Questions & Answers for Oral Answer [1] . ALSO: - Wednesday's Questions & Answers [2] & Tuesday's Questions & Answers [3] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00434.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00418.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00368.htm


    Deborah Coddington On Cancun

    - I've been in Parliament 14 months now, but last Tuesday was the first time I've ever heard the Prime Minister give a speech in the House. See... Liberty Belle: After Cancun - Where's Plan B? [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Matt Robson - robson-on-politics Thu 18 September [2] - Govt. - Beehive Bulletin 19 September 2003 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00455.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00439.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00451.htm


    NZ Tourism Picks Up

    - Minister of Tourism Mark Burton is welcoming the results of Statistics New Zealand’s latest international visitor arrivals survey. See... Visitor numbers up for the first time since April [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00454.htm


    Phil Goff Attends Swedish FM's Funeral

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff is to attend the funeral of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in Stockholm tonight (NZT). See... Goff to attend Lindh funeral [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00453.htm


    Housing Improvements For Troubled PN Suburb

    - Housing Minister Steve Maharey today announced details about a $300,000 redevelopment and modernisation project to improve fourteen of the sixteen Cowley Place properties in the Palmerston North suburb of Highbury. See... Highbury redevelopment project gets underway [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00449.htm


    Warning Suffrage Day Irony Ahead

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling on the police to give public assurances, on Suffrage Day, that they will not serve a 32-year-old warrant on Germaine Greer, upon her arrival in New Zealand next week. See... Greer should be welcomed, not arrested [1] MORE: - Greens - Women leaders urged to try harder on Suffrage Day [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00448.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00444.htm


    These Are The Days of Our Select Committees

    - There were 16 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business From Sept 12 - 19 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00447.htm


    Cullen Off To High Finance Meetings

    - Finance Minister Michael Cullen leaves New Zealand tomorrow for the IMF/World Bank Finance Ministers meeting in Dubai followed by investment promotion visits to London, Tokyo and Osaka. See... Cullen to IMF/World Bank, London and Japan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00442.htm


    Local Loop Report Received

    - The Communications Minister Paul Swain has received the draft report from the Commerce Commission investigation into unbundling the local loop network and the fixed public data network. See... Minister receives local loop unbundling report [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00438.htm

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