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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Scoop Wins Highly Commended News Service Award
Huge Software Tax Avoidance Scheme Ruled A Sham
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
UN Aid Worker Killed In Afghanistan Bombing
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News & Much More Is There!
The Battle Of The Sports Utility Vehicles
Stateside: Distractions & Anniversaries
St Molesworth: Dr Don's To Do List
Australian Muslims Concerned At LeT Outlaw Decision
Guest Opinion: The Significance Of A Single Rape-Murder
Chuckman Cartoon: A Bruising War
Kidd Millennium: The Mask Is Lifted
Jay Shaft On John Ashcroft's Fascist Intentions
STORY OF WEEK: World Vision Launches AIDS Awareness Challenge
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
National Experiences Second Coup In Three Weeks
The Letter: Richard Prebble Talks US Politics
Nick Smith Is Back At Work Today
Economist To Replace Richard Long As National's Comms. Chief
Green Co-Leader Calls For Tax Cuts
BooBoo Off To Paris To See Simon Upton
Rodney Hide Challenges Race Relations Conciliator
Breast Cancer Petition
The Death Of Commonsense In The Building Industry
Hand's Off Ministry Of Health A Mockery

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Scoop Wins Highly Commended News Service Award

- Scoop has risen to number two Best News Site in New Zealand by winning the highly commended award in the Best News Service category at New Zealand’s Netguide Awards in Auckland. Scoop’s win is a clear endorsement for concise news and persuasive commentary ... See... Scoop Wins Highly Commended Best News Net Award [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00115.htm


Huge Software Tax Avoidance Scheme Ruled A Sham

- Inland Revenue's Director of Litigation Mike Lennard welcomed the court judgement released today saying it sends a clear message to investors. See... Inland Revenue welcomes ACTONZ court ruling [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00196.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • Care of Elderly Must Come Before Profits [1]
  • Aceh War Journalist William Nessen Tours Aotearoa [2]
  • Special Media Peace Awards [3]
  • SAFE’s Caged Bear Protest Counts Down [4]
  • Kids’ artwork supporting Diabetes Youth NZ [5]
  • Dogs get more access to open space [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00110.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00111.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00113.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00112.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00117.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00111.htm


    UN Aid Worker Killed In Afghanistan Bombing

    - United Nations officials today voiced outrage at the “heinous” murder of a UN refugee worker in Afghanistan and called for greater security measures to protect those assisting the war-torn country See… UN: attack against refugee workers in Afghanistan [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00140.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Bush Welcomes Iraq Political Timetable [1]
  • Bush Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Istanbul [2]
  • Annan condemns terror attacks in Istanbul [3]
  • UN deplores terrorist bombings in Turkey [4]
  • Parliament Rubberstamps New Palestinian Government [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00142.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00141.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00139.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00138.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00130.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News & Much More Is There!

    - If a car can be driven glumly, then glumly were piloted the vehicles on Auckland's slick streets around midnight on Saturday night. I found myself imagining the moods of my countrymen as they wandered home from where they'd been: how that happen?... See... Public Address 14 & 17/11/03 - Winning And Losing [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00126.htm


    The Battle Of The Sports Utility Vehicles

    - Gone are the days when a simple station wagon or large sedan provided adequate family transportation, an SUV is now a must have. And this craze is reflected in the choice of SUV available – there isn't a single major carmaker today that doesn't have at least one on offer. See... MOTORNET: Volvo XC90 vs Landrover Discovery [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00125.htm


    Stateside: Distractions & Anniversaries

    - You can probably expect a lot of dramatic news this week that will keep the Republicans in the public eye. It's the 40th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination and something will need to be done to counteract the attention being paid to Democratic values and history as a natural outcome of that. See... Stateside: The Demise Of The Machine? [1] and John Chuckman: Forty Years Of Lies [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00124.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00096.htm


    St Molesworth: Dr Don's To Do List

    - For the top 10 items on Don Brash's to do list see... St Molesworth: Top 10 Items On Brash's To Do List [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00123.htm


    Australian Muslims Concerned At LeT Outlaw Decision

    - The recalling of the senate for a special session on Friday, November 5th, to rush through legislation banning the group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) raises more questions than it answers. See... Australia's Banning Of LeT Raises More Questions [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00122.htm


    Guest Opinion: The Significance Of A Single Rape-Murder

    - On October 29, 2003, a leading Israeli daily, Ha’aretz, reported a rape-murder that occurred more than fifty years ago at Nirim, an Israeli military outpost in the Negev. The victim was a Palestinian girl, in her early or mid-teens, or younger; the perpetrators of this crime were members of the Israeli Defense Force.... See... Guest Opinion: Voiding the Palestinians [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00121.htm


    Chuckman Cartoon: A Bruising War

    - Cartoon by John Chuckman…. See... Chuckman Cartoon: Bush's Black Eye [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00120.htm


    Kidd Millennium: The Mask Is Lifted

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium: The Reagans & Mr Streisand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00118.htm


    Jay Shaft On John Ashcroft's Fascist Intentions

    - In a nation where a police state atmosphere is permitted, the fascists will rise to the top. This may sound like a crazy, radical statement, but it is going on in America right now with the current Ashcroft led Justice Department. See... In a Police State, Fascists Will Rise to the Top [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00119.htm


    STORY OF WEEK: 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… [1]


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

    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Announce to mankind, beloved daughter, joy and peace. Prepare a new world, renewed in love and in My great Mercy. See... Katya Rivas: Prepare a New World [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00117.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    National Experiences Second Coup In Three Weeks

    - National Party Deputy Leader Dr Nick Smith today announced he had tendered his resignation to National Party Leader Dr Don Brash this afternoon. See... Nick Smith Resigns With Regret [1] and Don Brash accepts Nick Smith's resignation [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00346.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00347.htm


    The Letter: Richard Prebble Talks US Politics

    - A year out from the election, US President George W Bush’s approval rating is higher than that of Reagan and Clinton at this point – but lower than that of his dad. Iraq is the problem. The US public believes 60%-30% that the war was right, ... See... ACT's The Letter - Monday 17 November 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00341.htm


    Nick Smith Is Back At Work Today

    - National Deputy Leader Nick Smith will be back at work on Monday following a two-week break with his family in Nelson and after meeting this afternoon with National Party Leader Don Brash in Christchurch. See... Nick Smith returns to work on Monday [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00334.htm


    Economist To Replace Richard Long As National's Comms. Chief

    - National Party Leader, Don Brash, has today announced the appointment of Peter Keenan as Manager, Communications. See... Brash appoints Communications manager [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00333.htm


    Green Co-Leader Calls For Tax Cuts

    - Green Co-leader Rod Donald said today that Michael Cullen should slice a bit off his fat surplus and give New Zealand families two early Christmas presents in the form of income and superannuation savings tax-cuts. See... Cash flush Labour should cut taxes [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00337.htm


    BooBoo Off To Paris To See Simon Upton

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs leaves for Paris this afternoon to attend an OECD Round Table meeting on Sustainable Development. See... Minister to attend OECD environment meeting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00342.htm


    Rodney Hide Challenges Race Relations Conciliator

    - ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide today said that he was giving Race Relations Conciliator Joris de Bres a chance to redeem himself. See... Hide Gives Joris de Bres Chance To Redeem Himself [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00344.htm


    Breast Cancer Petition

    - A petition calling on the Government to extend the breast cancer screening programme will be presented to New Zealand First Deputy Leader, Peter Brown, at 12.30pm Tuesday, 18 November at the front of Parliament Buildings. See... Breast Screening Petition At Parliament [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00343.htm


    The Death Of Commonsense In The Building Industry

    - ACT New Zealand Economic Development Spokesman Deborah Coddington today described proposed changes to the Building Bill - that would restrict the rights of home-owners to work on their houses without supervision - as yet another nail in the coffin of commonsense... See... Commonsense Must Prevail [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00338.htm


    Hand's Off Ministry Of Health A Mockery

    - Sue Kedgley says the refusal of the Ministry of Health to even draw up guidelines on healthy eating in schools makes a mockery of its claim that it is giving high priority in its health strategy to nutrition and the reduction of obesity. See... Hands-off Ministry slated for school food policy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00336.htm

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    Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

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