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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS:
LEAD STORY:
World Vision Launches AIDS Awareness Challenge -
Press Council Rejects Palestine Human Rights Complaint Against Herald
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
U.S. Congress Passes Syria Sanctions Bill
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

COLUMNS:
Pacific Ecologist: Assessment Of Monsanto Soybeans Flawed
Reader Opinion: Don Brash Exploiter Of The Unemployed
Culture Jamming: Not The Sunday Star Times
Norma Sherry: A Consumer Confesses
George Bush Marks Veterans Day With A Smirk
John Chuckman Writes On Kennedy's Assassination
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics):
Scoop Is In The House
Pollies Columns: Alexander, Coddington & The Beehive
Progressive Coalition Consults Crystal Ball
How Much For The Airwaves?
Jilted Families Receive Dunne’s Commiserations
Dyson & Newman Trade Blows Over Child Deaths
Kiwi Dogs To Be Chipped
More Money For Diplomacy
Copeland Declares Victory On Super, Launches New Battle
Burton Returns From Blighty
These Are Days Of Our Select Committees


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AIDS Awareness: Cyrus Phiri Runs For Their Lives in NZ

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
World Vision Launches AIDS Awareness Challenge -

The Run For Their Lives baton challenge, organised by World Vision New Zealand, will begin in New Zealand's farthest tip Cape Reinga and conclude in the deep south of New Zealand at Bluff. For More see… Scoop’s Run For Their Lives feature…


Press Council Rejects Palestine Human Rights Complaint Against Herald

- The Palestine Human Rights Campaign ( P.H.R.C. ) had its complaint against the New Zealand Herald to the Press Council REJECTED. See... Press Council Rejects Complaint Against NZ Herald [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00104.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Dunne Retracts Allegations About Kelsey In Cancun [1]
  • Aucklanders support draft brothel bylaw [2]
  • Countdown To Launch Auckland’s New “Party Central" [3]
  • Boost To Broadband Coverage On The West Coast [4] & Manawatu-Wanganui [5]
  • NZ International Arts Festival Tickets On Sale Sat [6]
  • Harry Potter World Premiere Trailer Debut [7]
  • Contact Energy Net Surplus Of $118.3 Million [8]
  • New policing centre for North Shore [9]
  • Plugging into tidal power [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00103.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00109.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00194.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00193.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00192.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00082.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00080.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00185.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00315.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00052.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00130.htm
    IMAGE: Can This New Palestine Cabinet Broker Peace With Israel?

    U.S. Congress Passes Syria Sanctions Bill

    - The US Congress gave its final approval of the US-imposed Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty in a vote of 89 to 4. The Act means that new tough sanctions would be imposed on Syria from economic restrictions to downgrading Washington's diplomatic representation. See... U.S. Congress Approves Sanctions Against Syria [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00132.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Parliament Rubberstamps New Palestinian Government [1]
  • Israeli Troops Kill a Palestinian; Expel a Second [2]
  • U.S., Europe Face Policy Challenges in Middle East [3]
  • Bremer Discusses Iraq at White House with Bush [4]
  • Senate Approves USD$401.3 billion Defense Budget [5]
  • Amnesty: Morocco/WS: sharp rise in torture in Morocco [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00130.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00129.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00127.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00128.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00126.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00125.htm

    COLUMNS:
    Pacific Ecologist: Assessment Of Monsanto Soybeans Flawed

    - Monsanto’s safety assessment application to the Japanese health ministry for Roundup Ready soybeans was “inadequate and incomplete,” according to assistant professor Masaharu Kawata , of Nagoya University, Japan. See... Beware Monsanto’s Soybeans - Assessment Flawed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00113.htm


    Reader Opinion: Don Brash Exploiter Of The Unemployed

    - Don Brash was introduced at a recent ACT conference as ''the ninth ACT MP''.(Tracy Watkins in the Dominion Post) The appropriateness of this has been detailed in Alister Barry’s documentary video, ''In a Land of Plenty''(Vanguard Films). See... Scoop Reader Opinion: Don Brash - De Facto Act MP [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00112.htm


    Culture Jamming: Not The Sunday Star Times

    - For as long as she can remember, Rebecca Sinclair hasn't felt like one of the girls. At high school, she struggled to remember motorbike models and she could barely suppress her boredom when girlfriends obsessed over political magazines. See... Driving Down Brooklyn Hill Made Me Lesbian [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00111.htm


    Norma Sherry: A Consumer Confesses

    - I apologize for my ignorance and that of many of my fellow Americans. I apologize, too, for my short-sighted eagerness to get the best buy I could, and for my silly desire to save a few extra pennies, or a few more dollars. See... Norma Sherry: A Letter To America’s Workers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00110.htm


    George Bush Marks Veterans Day With A Smirk

    - As another Veteran's Day passes by, George W. Bush has sent a clear and present message to the men and women of America's armed forces: Drop Dead. See... Harvey Wasserman: Bush To Veterans - Drop Dead [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00109.htm


    John Chuckman Writes On Kennedy's Assassination

    - "If, as we are told, Oswald was the lone assassin, where is the issue of national security?" - Bertrand Russell. See... John Chuckman: Forty Years Of Lies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00096.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Among so many earthly creatures, I have chosen you precisely to give you riches, light, and love. See... Katya Rivas: I Have Chosen You All [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00108.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Is In The House

    – For Thursday's questions and answers see... Questions And Answers For Oral Answer Thursday [1] . Earlier Q&A: - Q&As For Wednesday [2] , Q&As for Tuesday [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00312.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00285.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00243.htm


    Pollies Columns: Alexander, Coddington & The Beehive

    - To pretend that one religion is no better than another may result in less conflict, but despite the overlap of some universally held precepts, this seems to be contrary to the very essence of religion. See... Marc My Words Leap of Faith [1] . See also… Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle [2] & for the view from the 9th floor see.. Beehive Bulletin - Friday 14 November 2003 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00323.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00316.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00330.htm


    Progressive Coalition Consults Crystal Ball

    - It’ll be back to the days of low-cost, low-skill, low-value commodity exports and a declining standard of living if United and NZ First help Don Brash and Act to form a government after the next election, Labour’s long-term coalition partner, the Progressive Party, says. See... Back to low-cost, low-value under Brash-Act-NZ1st [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00319.htm


    How Much For The Airwaves?

    - A draft formula for calculating future prices of radio spectrum rights has been released for public comment today by Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Associate Communications Minister David Cunliffe. See... Comments wanted on spectrum price-setting formula [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00317.htm


    Jilted Families Receive Dunne’s Commiserations

    - United Future leader Peter Dunne has written to all those who made select committee submissions on the Families Commission Bill, only to have them completely ignored because of an unprecedented stunt by National, ACT, NZ First and the Greens. See... Dunne writes to insulted select com submitters [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00313.htm


    Dyson & Newman Trade Blows Over Child Deaths

    - Child, Youth and Family Minister Ruth Dyson today challenged National MP Katherine Rich to stick to the facts in the deaths of Saliel Aplin and Olympia Jetson. See... Katherine Rich should stick to facts [1] and Muriel Newman… The Buck Stops With The Minister [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00310.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00308.htm


    Kiwi Dogs To Be Chipped

    - New Zealand will be a safer place for children with the passage today of the Dog Control Amendment Bill, Local Government Chris Carter said. See... Dog Control Bill passed with overwhelming support [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00306.htm


    More Money For Diplomacy

    - Foreign Minister Phil Goff today announced extra funding for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to help promote New Zealand's economic and security interests. See... Goff announces funding boost for Foreign Affairs [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00305.htm


    Copeland Declares Victory On Super, Launches New Battle

    - United Future revenue spokesman Gordon Copeland today welcomed Finance Minister Michael Cullen's turnaround on super tax rates. See... United Future wins battle on super tax rates [1] and Copeland: Bring fiscal creep to an end [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00325.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00324.htm


    Burton Returns From Blighty

    - Minister of Defence and Tourism Mark Burton returned today from a highly successful two-week programme in the United Kingdom, where he met with senior ministers and officials and took part in several high profile events showcasing New Zealand as a premiere tourist destination. See... UK programme a resounding success [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00322.htm


    These Are Days Of Our Select Committees

    - There were 18 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. See... Select Committee Business From 7 November to 14 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00321.htm

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