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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Police Searching For Gunman Find Body
Select Committee Advocates Donor Organ Register Replacement
NZ NEWS HEADLINES:
Arab World Mourning: Scoop Columnist Firas Al-Atraqchi Writes
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Stateside: The End Of Medi-care
Latest From Public Address
Martin LeFevre: Short Circuiting Globalisation
Guest Opinion: Why Iraq Is Turning Into Vietnam
UQ Wire: Compromised And Compromising 911 Commission A National Scandal
Daily Katya Rivas

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
And Now It's Parliament Vs P
Muriel Newman: Commonsense Under Fire
Texting For Collecting
Housing NZ Standards Concerns
Dr Don Talks Private Prisons
Reparation Rejection In Sexual Assault Case
Tizard Warns Kids/Parents About Loud Toys
US Will Give Up On NZ Soon – The Time To Suck Up Is Now Warns ACT
Smacking Debate Now Pure Politics – Franks

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LEAD STORY:
Police Searching For Gunman Find Body

- Police in Hastings have found a body on the banks of the Ngaruroro River near Hastings. Detective Inspector Godfrey Watson said the body was located mid morning today by Police victim recovery dogs. Police have been searching the riverbanks for Graham Walsh who shot a police officer on the evening of Saturday 15 November. See... Hastings Police have located a body on riverbank [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0311/S00194.htm


Select Committee Advocates Donor Organ Register Replacement

- A dedicated national organ donor register is needed to replace the current system, a Health Committee report has found. Currently information is collected as part of the driver licensing process. However, the committee has found this system is too inflexible. See... Organ donation report released [1] and Greens support register for organ donors [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00511.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00512.htm


NZ NEWS HEADLINES:

  • PM Speech to Seriously Asia Conference [1]
  • ‘Race Card': Clifford W Thornton Jr. arrives in NZ [2]
  • Is New Zealand’s ‘golden age’ in the past? [3]
  • Conflict Looms Over GE-free Labels [4]
  • Fund Appoints International Fixed Interest Manager [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00510.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00163.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00162.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00161.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00301.htm


    Arab World Mourning: Scoop Columnist Firas Al-Atraqchi Writes

    - Finally, in the holy month of Ramadan, the barbarous cult of murdering hooligans known as Al Qaeda has discarded its mask of presumed piety and resistance and shown the Arab and Muslim World its merciless, treacherous zeal for killing. See... Thank You, Al Qaeda, For Revealing Yourself [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00205.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES:

    U.S. Under Attack In Saddam’s Baghdad Palace - Reuters reports Guerrillas have fired rockets at the headquarters of the U.S.-led administration in central Baghdad. Loudspeakers ordered personnel in the compound to take cover as explosions echoed across the Iraqi capital. "Attack. See... Images From The Front: Iraq [1] More Headlines

  • UN Radio: UNAIDS Warns Pandemic Is Worsening [2]
  • Annan Welcomes Pakistan India Kashmir Truce Moves [3]
  • UN must support Central Africa to stabilize itself [4]
  • Elimination of Violence against Women Day, cartoon [5]
  • Iraq: committee set to track Saddam-linked assets [6]
  • UK Foreign Office renews Turkey attack warning [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00250.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00249.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00248.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00246.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00242.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00245.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00243.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Stateside: The End Of Medi-care

    - There are only two things you need to know to understand the health-care system in the United States. It is not about health. And it is not about care. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Vindicare (Part 1) [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00204.htm


    Latest From Public Address

    - I expected to have a few run-ins with Englishmen the day after the World Cup Final. However I was surprised when it happened at one of the homes of English culture - the Royal Albert Hall in the snooty Kensington suburb of London... See... Public Address 26/11/03 - Games, Cars And Girls [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00207.htm


    Martin LeFevre: Short Circuiting Globalisation

    - A thoughtful, if blunt reader from down under wrote, "We cannot have responsibility for any but our own shit." See... Meditations: Dark Matter, Individual & Collective [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00202.htm


    Guest Opinion: Why Iraq Is Turning Into Vietnam

    - Terrorism is an ideological problem, not a military problem. It is a mental illness caused by a lethal set of virulent group dynamics masquerading as religion. See... Why the Bush "War on Terror" is Fated to Fail [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00201.htm


    UQ Wire: Compromised And Compromising 911 Commission A National Scandal

    - Many of you might recall comments made by a field General during the Afghan war saying, in so many words, that they were not there to go after Osama Bin Laden... See... UQ Wire: Compromised 911 Investigation A Scandal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00206.htm


    Daily Katya Rivas

    - Love of My sorrows, the "appearances" have ended for now. We have achieved what is necessary: to recognize the interior handwork, the floodgate of the richness of the unshakable truth. See... Katya Rivas: The World Can Be So Dangerous! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00200.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/features/?s=onering
    IMAGES: Scoop's Lord Of The Rings Photos Archive

    Bree, Hobbiton , Stars And Smokin' Ringwraiths


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    And Now It's Parliament Vs P

    - Green MP Nandor Tanczos today challenged the police to declare an amnesty on personal cannabis offences so they can redistribute their resources toward coming down hard on the manufacturers of methamphetamine (P). See... Make P a police priority, says Nandor [1] and Alexander: Women's refuges fill, get real about P [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00522.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00487.htm


    Muriel Newman: Commonsense Under Fire

    This week…. The Column examines the wave of political correctness that is sweeping the country, and is now threatening the very commonsense way of life that makes New Zealand great. See... Newman: Under Attack From Political Correctness [1] & Newman is not alone in her concerns see… PC Language In Law Raises Concerns [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00520.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00514.htm


    Texting For Collecting

    - Justice Ministry collections centre staff are now sending text message reminders to people who continue to avoid paying overdue reparation and fines, Courts Minister Rick Barker said today. See... Text messaging new tool in fines collection [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00519.htm


    Housing NZ Standards Concerns

    - Shonky building maintenance is putting Housing New Zealand tenants at risk, says National's Housing spokesman David Carter. See... Housing New Zealand is failing tenants [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00521.htm


    Dr Don Talks Private Prisons

    - The Corrections Bill that the Government is pushing through Parliament provides a graphic illustration of the difference between National's and Labour's political philosophies. See... Brash-Report - No. 21, 26 November 2003 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00516.htm


    Reparation Rejection In Sexual Assault Case

    - ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today supported an Auckland mother's rejection of reparation from the man who sexually violated her daughter. See... Reparation Rejection The Right Decision [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00513.htm


    Tizard Warns Kids/Parents About Loud Toys

    - Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard is reminding Christmas shoppers about the dangers of noisy toys. See... How loud is too loud for children's toys? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00507.htm


    US Will Give Up On NZ Soon – The Time To Suck Up Is Now Warns ACT

    - Surely it will not be long before US Ambassador Charles Swindells simply becomes tired of being ignored and gives up on helping us mend our relationship with the US, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today. See... How Many Warnings Does It Take? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00518.htm


    Smacking Debate Now Pure Politics – Franks

    - ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today told the Child/Youth Law & Policy Conference that criminalisation of parents who choose to smack their children is now purely a political struggle. See... Punishing Smacking [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00517.htm

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