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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Israel Takes Invasion Of Palestine Territories To New Level
Coral Burrows Phone Call Sparks CYF Inquiry
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
UN Security Council Passes U.S. Resolution On Iraq
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
St Molesworth's Top Ten
Hard News Is There!
Aziz Choudry On Conservation International
Martin LeFevre Meditates On A Golden Pond
Dennis Hans: Take It Away Rush Limbaugh
Bolivian Crackdown Extended To The Media
Two More Views On The Suspicious Death Of Dr David Kelly
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Is In The House
The Fart Tax Is Blown Away
Small Business Owners Asked To Have Say On Tax
Drug Dealer's Death Proof Of Legal System Failure
The View From The Ninth Floor
Road Safety $$$ Deserve's Applause
Child Abuse Contact Statistics Appal Pollies
Kids Food Awards Spark A Clever Pun
Shameful Gang Intimidation Incident
Ron Mark Supports Injured Army Brothers
Ahmed Zaoui Moves To Remand Prison
Govt Advises Waitangi Tribunal About Seabed Progress
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Gerry Brownlee Hunts Down An RMA Scandal
Cannabis Debate Next Tuesday
UK GE Experience Contains Lessons
Hide & Rich Examine The Internals Of TVNZ Charter Funding
APEC No Golden Goose Say Greens

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00185.htm
Israel Takes Invasion Of Palestine Territories To New Level

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Israel Takes Invasion Of Palestine Territories To New Level

- Wounded citizens are scattered in the streets, bleeding severely and shouting loudly for help but no one can manage to do anything, as the Israeli forces denied medical crews access, opened fire intensely in every direction and confined the residents to their houses after imposing a strict curfew using loudspeakers. See... Violence Escalates Through Palestinian Territories [1] ALSO: ISM Reports: Israel Escalates Occupation [2] - Al Brazil Is Being Invaded Now [3] - Palestine Authority Arrest 5 For Diplomat Killings [4] - Palestinian Territories Breaking News [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00185.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00179.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00178.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00180.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00187.htm


Coral Burrows Phone Call Sparks CYF Inquiry

- Child, Youth and Family Minister Ruth Dyson today welcomed Child, Youth and Family’s decision to hold an independent investigation into their handling of a phone call to the department by Ron Burrows, father of Coral Burrows. See... Minister welcomes independent investigation [1] MORE: - Barnardos - Child, Youth and Family Service not the problem [2] - CYF - Independent Investigation Into CYF Phone Call [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00436.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00150.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00149.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Big Push For ICT In Schools Announced [1]
  • Better Employment Access For Disabled People [2]
  • Lessons for NZ in UK GE trials [3]
  • Minister concerned by Tongan media restriction [4]
  • Indymedia Presents Alternative Political Docos [5]
  • Chemical trial bid to improve Lake Okaro water [6]
  • Anatomy of a Lucire fashion shoot [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00409.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00411.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00410.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00406.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00141.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00139.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00084.htm


    UN Security Council Passes U.S. Resolution On Iraq

    - The Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution that outlines the political future of Iraq. Today's action followed intense negotiations and revision of the United States-sponsored draft. The resolution authorizes a multinational force to maintain security and stability in Iraq and urges other states to contribute to the force and to the reconstruction of Iraq. See… UN Radio: SC Adopts U.S-sponsored Iraq Resolution [1] ALSO: Security Council details roles for peace in Iraq [2] - Annan welcomes passage of new Iraq resolution [3] - Members hail Security Council unanimity on Iraq [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00177.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00176.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00175.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00174.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    From Europe

  • Monsanto Exits From European Cereals Business [1]
  • Government Of France: Daily Press Briefing [2]
  • From The Middle East
  • ISM Reports: Israel Escalates Occupation [3]
  • Al Brazil Is Being Invaded Now [4]
  • United States
  • U.S. Vetoes Syria's UN Resolution on Israeli Fence [5]
  • Powell Outraged at Gaza Murder of Three Americans [6]
  • Bush Condemns Gaza Terrorist Attack on Americans [7]
  • United States Advises U.S. Nationals to Leave Gaza [8]
  • Asia Pacific
  • Pyongyang - U.S. to Blame for Serious Nuclear Stand-off [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00184.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00170.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00179.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00178.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00168.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00167.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00165.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00164.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00172.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    St Molesworth's Top Ten

    - See... Top 10 Reasons Helen Clark Should Be The Next Pope [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00157.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - So that's what happens when you drink $10,000 worth of methamphetamine for breakfast: you - allegedly - slice bits off your ladyfriends with a sword, then hit the road to shoot one man in the back and hold another hostage at gunpoint for hours. See... Public Address 17/10/03 - News And Sport [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00156.htm


    Aziz Choudry On Conservation International

    - Colin Powell says that its work is "amazing". In 2001, it received what the media dubbed the biggest ever grant to an environmental organization - US $261 million spread over 10 years. Its website proclaims: ... See... Tarzan, Indiana Jones & A Global Greenwash Machine [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00154.htm


    Martin LeFevre Meditates On A Golden Pond

    - Long cattails undulate in the breeze. A blue heron sits on a birdhouse along the edge of the marsh. In the distance, through the telescope, swans cavort along the edge of the wetland. In the foreground, a pair of woodland ducks, the male displaying spectacular coloration, root amongst the lily pads. See... Regarding Swans, Solitude, Science & Consciousness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00153.htm


    Dennis Hans: Take It Away Rush Limbaugh

    - Note from Dennis Hans: I’d like to wish the Rushman well as he attempts to kick his addiction to painkillers. The following article is based on an imaginary conversation Rush and I had two weeks before he publicly acknowledged his problem. See... Limbaugh's Top-Ten Overrated Athletes of All Time [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00152.htm


    Bolivian Crackdown Extended To The Media

    - Narco News correspondent Alex Contreras Baspineiro was forcibly detained today at the Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, upon his return from covering the Indigenous-Campesino Summit in Caracas, Venezuela. See... Journalist Alex Contreras Detained In Bolivia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00155.htm


    Two More Views On The Suspicious Death Of Dr David Kelly

    - Entering the witness box at the Hutton Inquiry on 16th September 2003, one key figure stands out in the events surrounding Dr David Kelly's death. See... Dark Actors at the Scene of David Kelly's Death [1] and David Guyatt: Dr David Kelly And Group 13 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00151.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00150.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Originating with the little plant and cultivated by it, the poison becomes a medicine and continues living condensed. See... Katya Rivas: How Can You Say You Love Me [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00149.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Is In The House

    – Click here for Thursday’s Questions & Answers For Oral Answer [1] . For earlier Q&A see... Wednesday’s Questions & Answers For Oral Answer [2] and Tuesday’s Questions and Answers for Oral Answer [3] .


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00405.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00365.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00324.htm


    The Fart Tax Is Blown Away

    - New Zealand First welcomes Labour’s return to the real world as the government backs down on its crazy flatulence tax. See... Farmers Still Paying Government's Way [1] MORE: - National - Opposition forces flatulence tax backdown [2] - National - Fight not over for farmers [3] - Govt. -Joint statement: Agriculture emissions discussion [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00437.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00399.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00420.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00401.htm


    Small Business Owners Asked To Have Say On Tax

    - Own a small business and got a thing or two to say about tax? The government wants to hear about it. But small businesses only have until 31 October to have their say on the government discussion document 'Making tax easier for small businesses' See... Deadline Looms On Small Business Tax Proposals [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00404.htm


    Drug Dealer's Death Proof Of Legal System Failure

    - Mild Greens say that Police and Court resources wasted on a failed attempt to convict 3 men for the 2001 murder of 23yr old cannabis dealer Philip Cowan represents tragedy, dysfunction and considerable expense to the taxpayer – and all for nothing. See... Cowan Death – Another Tragic Waste Ignored By Govt [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00148.htm


    The View From The Ninth Floor

    - See... Beehive Bulletin - 17 October 2003 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - Liberty Belle: Closing The Schools Of New Zealand [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00433.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00418.htm


    Road Safety $$$ Deserve's Applause

    - Transport Minister Paul Swain and the Government have done a good job securing an additional $47 million in funding for road engineering safety measures, United Future transport spokesman Larry Baldock said today. See... Baldock: Credit Due On Road Funding [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00432.htm


    Child Abuse Contact Statistics Appal Pollies

    ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded that Labour address the problems plaguing CYF, in light of new information showing the department currently has 85,982 children recorded as having a client number. See... Minister Fails CYF, CYF Fails Children [1] MORE: - NZ First - Child Abuse Epidemic Must End [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00428.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00431.htm


    Kids Food Awards Spark A Clever Pun

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley's `Children's Food Awards' shows, yet again, the contempt for science that has become the Green Party's trademark, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Sue Kedgley: Cereal Killer [1] and Gullible media swallows Green food fiction [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00429.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00421.htm


    Shameful Gang Intimidation Incident

    - New Zealand First Law and Order spokesman Ron Mark has labeled the stand off by Police at the Katihiku marae in Otaki as one of the most shameful indulgences yet of gang intimidation and hell raising. See... Marae Gang Stand Off A Disgrace [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00426.htm


    Ron Mark Supports Injured Army Brothers

    - New Zealand First Defence spokesperson Ron Mark today expressed his disbelief at the Government’s treatment of the Nepata brothers seriously injured in freak accidents while serving in the New Zealand Army. See... Labour Shows No Respect For Those Who Serve [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00425.htm


    Ahmed Zaoui Moves To Remand Prison

    - “Moving the Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui from maximum security to remand prison will increase the threat of health and psychological harm that his small misguided supporters fear for him,” said New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Zaoui Under Greater Threat [1] MORE: - Lianne Dalziel - Dalziel comments on RSAA [2] - Greens - Fitzsimons, Donald and Locke to visit Zaoui today [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00424.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00435.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00417.htm


    Govt Advises Waitangi Tribunal About Seabed Progress

    - The purpose of this memorandum is to advise the Tribunal and claimants of progress in the Crown’s formulation of its position on foreshore and seabed issues. See... Waitangi Trib. Memorandum On Behalf Of The Crown [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00419.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were 17 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business to 17 October 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00416.htm


    Gerry Brownlee Hunts Down An RMA Scandal

    - The Government's confirmation today that Meridian Energy is paying cash for consent deals over Project Aqua, is its most glaring admission that the Resource Management Act (RMA) is seriously flawed and needs a dramatic overhaul. See... Cash for consent deals on Project Aqua [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00415.htm


    Cannabis Debate Next Tuesday

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos will debate Progressive Party leader and Wigram MP Jim Anderton this Tuesday evening, October 21. See... Nandor, Anderton square off for cannabis debate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00414.htm


    UK GE Experience Contains Lessons

    - The results of British farm-scale GE trials sound a warning bell for New Zealand, and show the need for serious independent ecological studies here, Green Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... Lessons for NZ in UK GE trials [1] and British GM trials prove cautious approach right [2] and So much for new, home-grown television [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00410.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00413.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00398.htm


    Hide & Rich Examine The Internals Of TVNZ Charter Funding

    - ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that TVNZ's annual report released yesterday showed taxpayers just what the Government had bought with $12 million of Charter Funding. See... Charter Funding Blows Out 'Willy Nilly' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00407.htm


    APEC No Golden Goose Say Greens

    - The Green Party says that Helen Clark and Jim Sutton are dreaming if they think that this week's APEC meeting will reinvigorate the WTO's Doha round. See... Doha a dead duck [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00400.htm

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