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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY:
Arnold Schwarzenegger Expected To Win Recall Election
Stateside With Rosalea Assesses The Recall
Greenpeace Cites RMA Failure Over Giant Huntly Mine
HEADLINES:
Lebanese Retaliation Threatens Further Escalation
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Molesworth & Featherston: Inside Politics Column
Scoop Review: Interdigitate An Explosive And Awakening Experience
Guest Opinion: Reflections For Yom Kippur
Satire: Ashcroft Distancing Himself From FBI Investigation
ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
Pacific Journalism Review Vol. 9 Launched
Bev Harris's Black Box Voting Book Is Open Sourced
BBVreport.Org Set Up To Record Recall Irregularities
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Economic Costs Of GE Release Now A Consideration
The US Ambassador's Speech That Wasn't
Govt. Sidesteps Goon Squad Inquiry
Last Ditch Attempts To Stall Supreme Court Bill…
…. As Supreme Court Bill Celebrations Begin
Tree Cutting Fine Sends Unintended Signal
Cycling Policy Détente Found Between Greens And Govt.
So Says Bill
Auckland Mayors Come To The Capital
Student Debt Forecast Falls
Children's Mental Health Alert

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For Wednesday's questions for oral answer see See... Wednesday’s Questions For Oral Answer [1] And... click here for Tuesday's Questions & Answer For Oral Answer [2] .


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00140.htm


LEAD STORY:
Arnold Schwarzenegger Expected To Win Recall Election

- Reports have begun to come in on results in California's recall election for Governor. Albeit with a tiny fraction of the votes counted major media ( MSNBC , CNN and Washington Post ) are already calling the race to actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, aka The Governator. See... NewsFlash: US Media Calling Victory For Governator [1] . See also…. Chuckman Cartoons: Heil Governator! [2] and Chuckman Cartoon: The Governator Online [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00068.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00065.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00049.htm


Stateside With Rosalea Assesses The Recall

- One thing you have to say about the president: he sure knows how to rub people's noses in it. No sooner does a poll come out saying that the most likely voter against the recall in California is a female African-American PhD from the Bay Area than he appoints someone who meets those criteria to be in charge of rebuilding Iraq. Well, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former Stanford University provost, I wish you all the best. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Galloping Gertie [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00062.htm


Greenpeace Cites RMA Failure Over Giant Huntly Mine

- Today Greenpeace slammed the first big failure of Marian Hobbs' new Resource Management Act amendments. In the first publicly known example of the RMA's new "limited notification" rules, a giant new Waikato coal mine, Awaroa 4, is being ferreted though the system with severely restricted public scrutiny. This follows an $800 million panicked coal deal in April between SOEs Solid Energy and Genesis Power also with virtually no scrutiny. See... New RMA Rules Abused for Giant New Coal Mine [1] MORE: - Greens - Just a minor coal mine... [2] - Forest and Bird - Giant mine sneaking through under new law [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00047.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00149.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00051.htm


HEADLINES:

  • Kurariki home detention application declined [1]
  • NZ Muslims Condemn Israel’s Attack on Syria [2]
  • Concerns in the UK and New Zealand Over GE Release [3]
  • Supreme Court Important Milestone For New Zealand [4]
  • Time For NZ Media To Represent Pacific [5]
  • NZ International Arts Festival Celebrates 10th Fest [6]
  • August Retail Sales Increase 0.6 Percent [7]
  • 3,000 NZ Children Take ‘Walking Bus’ To School Daily [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00041.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00039.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00018.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00144.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00044.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00049.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00077.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00075.htm


    Lebanese Retaliation Threatens Further Escalation

    - The senior United Nations envoy for the Middle East, Terje Roed-Larsen, today condemned an attack from Lebanese territory that killed an Israeli soldier across the southern withdrawal line last night and urged Beirut to control the use of force everywhere ... See... UN Condemns Lebanese Attack Killed Israeli Soldier [1] ALSO:Security Council Disagrees Over Israel Air Strike Against Syria [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00062.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00060.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    United Nations

  • UN Radio: Mission Finds Evidence of Congo Massacre [1]
  • UN team finds 65 bodies in eastern DR of Congo [2]
  • In Focus: Middle East
  • Syrian Resolution Security Council Takes No Action [3]
  • France Says Israel Raid In Syria Breached Int. Law [4]
  • US Envoy: Syria on "Wrong Side of War on Terrorism [5]
  • US Burns Cautions Israel, Syria against Escalation [6]
  • IOF Escalates Situations in Rafah [7]
  • Germany's Schröder Arrives In Egypt [8]
  • Bush: Israel Has Right To Defend Itself [9]
  • Asia Pacific
  • North Korea Demands US Back Off Military Pressure [10]
  • Roh Does Not Want North Korea to Collapse [11]
  • Seoul Eager to Expand Ties with ASEAN [12]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00063.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00061.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00051.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00056.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00053.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00052.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00055.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00054.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00050.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00057.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00059.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00058.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Molesworth & Featherston: Inside Politics Column

    - Reading Molesworth & Featherston for the first time? See... Molesworth & Featherston - 7 October 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00048.htm


    Scoop Review: Interdigitate An Explosive And Awakening Experience

    - Interdigitate, the live perfomance based multimedia event that’s been a tradition in the Auckland arts scene for a decade was back at the St James theatre Auckland Friday Oct 3 as part of the AK03 festival and courtesy of Moving Image Centre. Sara Root and Hanne Bryde were there. This is their first review for Scoop. See... Interdigitate: A Mind Physical Sensory Experience [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00066.htm


    Guest Opinion: Reflections For Yom Kippur

    - I respectfully offer these words as my own personal and group observance of the Jewish High Holidays of Yom Kippur this year. It takes the form of an urgent letter to the Israeli People, but in truth, I am speaking to all people everywhere. See... Guest Opinion: Redeeming The 'Promised Land' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00067.htm


    Satire: Ashcroft Distancing Himself From FBI Investigation

    - Washington, D.C.-- Worried that the Justice Department's investigation of the White House will jeopordize his status in the Bush administration's self-described "cabal," Attorney General John Ashcroft is trying to distance himself from the widening "Leakgate" ... See... Ashcroft To White House: "We're Still Buds, Right? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00064.htm


    ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback

    - Mike Hoskings interview of Helen Clark on breakfast television (6 Oct) was shameless. I have never heard a journalist ask so many patsy questions. See... Hoskings' Patsy PM Questions Shameless [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00060.htm


    Pacific Journalism Review Vol. 9 Launched

    - A former Fiji deputy prime minister says the Pacific's first "embedded journalists" were reporters who worked too closely with George Speight's rebels in the ousting of his government. See... New Pacific Journalism Review Launched At Weekend [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00058.htm


    Bev Harris's Black Box Voting Book Is Open Sourced

    - Read It Now Black Box Voting – The book is out of the gate. Go here for FREE electronic chapters 1-7. New uploads are scheduled every two days. (They may come sooner.) See... Black Box Voting: Read The Book, It's Free & HERE! [1]


    [1] - http://scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=usacoup


    BBVreport.Org Set Up To Record Recall Irregularities

    - Sponsored by Black Box Voting: Instant reporting at http://www.BBVreport.org – California voters can submit voting experiences immediately at this site. For unusual or egregious problems, the BBV team contacts the media to direct them to the scene of the action. Black Box Voting: Live Online Cal. Recall Reports [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00061.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - In the maternal bosom are formed the bodies of creatures who will be rational if they belong to humanity… See... Katya Rivas: Man Is a True Image of His Creator [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00063.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00057.htm
    GE Protestors Get Their Gear Off


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Economic Costs Of GE Release Now A Consideration

    - The GE regulator ERMA, the Environmental Risk Management Authority, will now have to consider the economic costs of any application to release GE into the environment, not just the economic benefits. See... Greens succeed with substantial change to GE bill [1] MORE: - Progressive Coalition - Progressives realistic and rational on GE [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00142.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00162.htm


    The US Ambassador's Speech That Wasn't

    - Thank you. Let me begin by stating that I understand all too well that there are people – probably some of you here today – who disagree with various policies and actions of the U.S. in recent times. See... Remarks by US Ambassador Charles J. Swindells [1] REACTION: - ACT - Friendly, But Firm, Warning From US Ambassador [2] - Lockwood Smith (NAT) - Foreign Policy link to failed trade agreement [3] - Simon Power (NAT) - What happened to free speech at Victoria Uni? [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00152.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00160.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00159.htm


    Govt. Sidesteps Goon Squad Inquiry

    - The Government's move to avoid a select committee inquiry into the Paparua Prison 'goon squad' was indicative of an administration losing the plot, United Future's Marc Alexander said today. See... Alexander: Govt running over 'goon squad' probe [1] and Labour blocks inquiry into Goon squad [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00158.htm


    Last Ditch Attempts To Stall Supreme Court Bill…

    New Zealand First is calling on the Government to withdraw the legislation that proposes to get rid of the Privy Council and replace it with a New Zealand based Supreme Court. See... Withdraw Bill Or We’ll Repeal It Says Peters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00156.htm


    …. As Supreme Court Bill Celebrations Begin

    - Progressive Party deputy leader, Matt Robson, said today that he believes the safe passage through Parliament of the Supreme Court Bill thanks to cooperation between the three centre-left parties represents an important milestone for New Zealand nation-building. See... Supreme Court important milestone for New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00144.htm


    Tree Cutting Fine Sends Unintended Signal

    - ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today said that the Auckland City Council's ludicrous decision to fine a ratepayer $2,500 for cutting down a tree on their property has sent a crystal clear message to Aucklanders - don't plant trees. See... Auckland City Council Says Don't Plant Trees! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00153.htm


    Cycling Policy Détente Found Between Greens And Govt.

    - The Green Party has welcomed the release of the draft walking and cycling strategy, another outcome of their joint work with Labour on Transport policy. See... Greens and Labour in step with walking and cycling [1] , Swain: Draft Walking and Cycling Strategy Released [2] and Cyclists Welcome Release of Draft Strategy [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00150.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00137.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00052.htm


    So Says Bill

    - Ask any New Zealander if this country is any closer to settling the argument over who owns our beaches and they'll probably be unable to give you an answer. The majority of us are in exactly the same position and that includes the Government. See... The Right Talk, The Leader's View - 7th October [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00139.htm


    Auckland Mayors Come To The Capital

    The mayors and chair of all eight of Auckland's councils will meet with at least eight government ministers and the Prime Minister tomorrow to discuss key issues affecting New Zealand's most populated region. See... Auckland's council leaders come to Wellington [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00163.htm


    Student Debt Forecast Falls

    - The latest Student Loan Scheme Annual Report, tabled in Parliament today, shows a $2.6 billion fall in debt forecasts, largely as a result of government policies. See... $2.6 billion less student loan debt predicted [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00161.htm


    Children's Mental Health Alert

    - “Social Services Minister Steve Maharey has received another wake-up call with regard to implementing the Agenda for Children, says Barbara Stewart MP, NZ First’s Social Services spokesperson. See... Children's Mental Health - Action Urgent [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00157.htm

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    Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

    It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

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    Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

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    Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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