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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Bush Rallies Economic Forum To Fight Terror
Dalziel’s Outburst Against Zaoui’s Lawyers Challenged By Coalition Partner
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
APEC: Bush Speaks On Terrorism Dangers
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: Da Mayor
Dennis Hans: The Exploding Dossier
Bolivia Lives Up To It's Name
Kidd Millennium Cartoon
Thomas Hartmann: A Good Business Plan
SNAFU: A Trilogy Of Israel/Palestine Viewpoints
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
NZ Welcomes New UNSC Resolution On Iraq
Child Abuse CYF's Fault Not Parents
Hodgson Seen Falling Flatulently
Solomon's Education Aid Announced
Who's Working For You In The House (says ACT)
Christchurch Cannabis Debate On Tomorrow
Govt. Expected To Look Other At Health Survey
Community Work Sentences Farcical – NZ First
A Review Of The Naming Of Places
Speechifying At The Auckland ACT Conference

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00193.htm
APEC Joint Statement: Terror High On List Of APEC Discussions

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:

Bush Rallies Economic Forum To Fight Terror

- Thailand - U.S. President George Bush said on Sunday (Oct. 19) Osama bin Laden's newest tape proves "there is still a danger," and thanked Thailand's military for sending troops to Afghanistan and Iraq. See... APEC: Bush Cites Danger After Osama Tape [1] ALSO: Fifteenth APEC Ministerial Meeting Joint Statement [2] - Bush Discusses War on Terror in Thailand [3] - Bush Meets With President Hu of China [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00159.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00193.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00194.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00195.htm


Dalziel’s Outburst Against Zaoui’s Lawyers Challenged By Coalition Partner

- “I am requesting that my colleagues in our Labour-Progressive Government stop attacking Ahmed Zaoui’s defence lawyers” said Progressive Deputy Leader the Hon Matt Robson MP today. See... Government Should Not Attack Zaoui Lawyers [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00445.htm



http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00153.htm
IMAGE: Princess Ann Visits Save The Children NZ

NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Scientist says destruction of GE sheep a scandal [1]
  • Top Businesswoman Supports Sustainable No-GE NZ [2]
  • Legal Challenge Call To Protect GE-free Production [3]
  • Law Change Could Spur $1Billion Electricity Spend [4]
  • Cokesmokefreerockquest National Winner Announced [5]
  • Early Childhood Teachers Need To Be Qualified [6]
  • Long Surgical Waiting Times Unfair & Unjust [7]
  • Curtis Decides To Stand Again For Mayoralty [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00182.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00066.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00181.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0310/S00094.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0310/S00080.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0310/S00066.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0310/S00144.htm

    APEC: Bush Speaks On Terrorism Dangers

    - Today, our nations are challenged once again. We're threatened by ruthless enemies unlike others we have faced. Terrorist groups hide in many countries. They emerge to kill the innocent. They seek weapons to kill on a massive scale. See... Bush Discusses War on Terror in Thailand [1] ALSO: Bush Meets with President Hu of China [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00194.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00195.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

    From The Middle East

  • Urgent Action: Jayyous farmers detained in cold [1]
  • From Amnesty International
  • Investigation Into Journalist's Killing Needed [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00197.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00196.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: Da Mayor

    - Now that the Golden Hummer (truckus horribilis) is about to replace ursus horribilis (the Grizzly Bear) on California's state flag, all that remains to do is send some congratulatory thigh-rolled Cubans to the humidors of power in Sacramento and thank our lucky stars that there is no Admiralty for our churchillian new governor to be First Lord of. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Da Mayor [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00169.htm


    Dennis Hans: The Exploding Dossier

    - Brits had African-uranium intelligence from only two sources and about only one nation — Niger. Worse, only one of the sources directly supported the uranium statement in Blair’s dossier cited by Bush in the State of the Union address: the source that gave the Brits believeable summaries of laughable forgeries. See... Dossier Blows Up in Faces of Blair and Bush [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00168.htm


    Bolivia Lives Up To It's Name

    - At midday no one knew how Friday would turnout here. The whole nation tried to decipher the mysterious and cryptic messages coming out of the Presidential Palace. See... In Bolivia, A President Is Forced To Leave [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00167.htm


    Kidd Millennium Cartoon

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium: Guess Who's Coming To Dinar [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00166.htm


    Thomas Hartmann: A Good Business Plan

    - In the last Democratic debate, one of the questioners pointed out that fewer Americans identify themselves as either liberals or Democrats than at any time since before Roosevelt's New Deal. See... Hartmann: The Battle Hymn of the New Liberal Media [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00165.htm


    SNAFU: A Trilogy Of Israel/Palestine Viewpoints

    - The United States apparently has fitted out the Harpoon missiles it previously supplied Israel to accommodate nuclear warheads. See... John Chuckman: Several Steps Closer To Armageddon [1] - It matters little whether the mastermind behind the killing of three Americans in Gaza on Wednesday, October 15, was a Palestinian group or Israeli intelligence. What’s of relevance, however is that the Palestinian people, their leadership, resistance ... See... Truth is Least Pertinent in the Gaza Bombing Case [2] - Do you try to promote peace in your "little corner of the world"? Do you consider yourself to be an anti-war activist? See... Opinion: Activist Fatigue and Palestinian Heart [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00164.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00163.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00162.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - I shall be crucified in My disciples each time that they withstand hardships of reputation, or else, clear offenses to their sincere love. See... Katya Rivas: If One Does Not Love [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00161.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0310/S00068.htm
    IMAGES: The NZ Navy Gets To Work On Some Kidstuff...

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    NZ Welcomes New UNSC Resolution On Iraq

    - New Zealand welcomes the UN Security Council's new resolution – Resolution 1511 - on Iraq, Acting Foreign Minister Marian Hobbs said today. The resolution makes it clear that the needs of the Iraqi people are to come first. See... NZ welcomes new Security Cl resolution on Iraq [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00446.htm


    Child Abuse CYF's Fault Not Parents

    - National Party Leader Bill English says the Government's lost all sense of priority in dealing with the growing problem of child abuse and neglect. See... National says target CYF, not parents [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00444.htm


    Hodgson Seen Falling Flatulently

    - National's Agriculture spokesman David Carter says Climate Change Minister, Pete Hodgson, is the fall guy in the Government's backdown on the flatulence tax. See... Hodgson the fall guy on flatulence tax [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00443.htm


    Solomon's Education Aid Announced

    - Aid Minister Marian Hobbs has announced an $11 million funding boost to the Solomon Islands next year, to improve access to basic education in one of the Pacific’s poorest nations. See... $11 million boost to education in Solomon Islands [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00454.htm


    Who's Working For You In The House (says ACT)

    - The ACT party today published on its website the list of the most effective backbench Members of Parliament. See... ACT Publishes Most Effective MPs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00453.htm


    Christchurch Cannabis Debate On Tomorrow

    - Progressive Party leader, Jim Anderton, will outline the rationale behind his party's strong view that there be no decriminalisation or legalisation of cannabis (i.e. no lifting of the legal moratorium) until it is proven safe in a public debate tomorrow. See... Anderton, Tanczos Debate Tuesday 7.30 Pm Chch [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00452.htm


    Govt. Expected To Look Other At Health Survey

    - The Government will ignore a survey of doctors which shows families are carrying the weight and stress of surgery cut backs, says National Health Spokesperson Dr Lynda Scott. See... Govt doesn't care about patients [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00450.htm


    Community Work Sentences Farcical – NZ First

    - New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark is calling on the Minister of Corrections to explain why up to sixty percent of offenders fail to complete sentences of community work. See... Justice System A Joke [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00449.htm


    A Review Of The Naming Of Places

    - A review of the New Zealand Geographic Board Act will update the process of naming places, Minister for Land Information John Tamihere says. See... Place naming law to be reviewed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00447.htm


    Speechifying At The Auckland ACT Conference

    - Reflecting on the `Reform of the U.K. Public Sector' paper prepared by Ruth Richardson, Steve Robson and myself, I realised how little had changed. See...ACT Auckland Regional Conference [1] MORE: - Richard Prebble - Undoing The Damage [2] - Catherine Judd - Welcome Home To New Zealand's Liberal Party [3] - Richard Prebble - Aucklanders, Get Ready To Walk To Work [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00440.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00441.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00438.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00439.htm

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