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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Ronald Reagan Dies At 93 of Alzheimer’s Disease
Greens Announce Election 2005 Platform
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Campaign To Save Ocean Bottoms Goes Global
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Jason Leopold: Enron Execs (& White House) Implicated In Enron Trader Tapes
Hard News & More Is There!
UQ Wire: Catherine Austin Fitts Asks Who Benefitted From 9/11
IDF Accused Of Using Ambulances For Troop Insertion
Kidd Millenium On Chalabi
Between The Lines Interviews Greg Palast
Norma Sherry: Jobs Galore, But Where Are They!
W. David Jenkins III: Meltdown Time In DeeCeeVille
Toni Solo: Britain's Liberal Press Shoots Chavez
A Brace Of Eulogies To The Gipper

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Politics According To ACT - The Letter
New Youth Justice Initiatives
Education Funding For Solomons Kids
Scampi Row Headed Back To Court
The Mother Of All Advertising Con's Seen In Budget Info Plan
IRD Sees Common Sense On Barnados Tax Issue
Chris Carter Urged To look Again At West Coast
John Key Sees Incentives For Three Day Weekends
Power Cuts Due To PC RMA Laws
Talking About The Littlies
Unethical School Computer Funding Schemes Criticised
English Warns Polytechnics And Wananga On Pending Cuts
A Call For More Health Openness

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LEAD STORY:
Ronald Reagan Dies At 93 of Alzheimer’s Disease

- Former United States president Ronald Reagan died Saturday U.S. EST from pneumonia, complicated by years of Alzheimer’s Disease. Reagan was 93 years of age. His wife Nancy issued a statement saying "We would like the world to know Reagan has passed away”. See... Former U.S. President Ronald Reagan Dies [1] REACTION: - Kofi Annan - Annan Remembers Personal Warmth Of Reagan [2] - John Banks - Mayor sends his condolences to America [3] See also a brace of comment on the passing of the Gipper below:…


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00049.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00055.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0406/S00048.htm


Greens Announce Election 2005 Platform

- The Green Party has extended an olive branch to Labour, at the conclusion of the party's annual conference in Wellington today, but stressed its commitment to keeping New Zealand GE-free. See... Greens eye big result in 2005 [1] MORE: - Two-Faced Govt Denies Food Freedom For Kiwis [2] - Superbug Antibiotics Threatened By Factory Farmers [3] - Greens launch Food Revolution [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00104.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00098.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00103.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00102.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Bishop’s Comments May Damage Young New Zealanders [1]
  • 3 News TNS Opinion Poll - 27 May to 3 June 2004 [2]
  • From “Gorillas In The Mist” – To The VSA [3]
  • New Zealand troops deploy to South Pacific For Exercise [4]
  • Orange roughy fishers urged to keep to the facts [5]
  • Westpac: Are you listening to your staff? [6]
  • Fishery Officers Have No Confidence In Executive Team [7]
  • Highest Number Of Sea Lion Deaths In A Season [8]
  • 42 Below wins a gold and a silver medal [9]
  • Property Crash Evidence is Absent! [10]
  • Encouraging omen for free trade [11]
  • New Zealand tops world company growth [12]
  • BrewNZ 2004 New Zealand Beer Awards Results [13]

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    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00072.htm
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    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00069.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00062.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00058.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00113.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00111.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00110.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00101.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00099.htm


    Campaign To Save Ocean Bottoms Goes Global

    - New York, June 7, 2004: A broad international coalition of environmentalists, The Deep Sea Conservation Coalition, today called on the United Nations (UN) to suspend the most destructive fishing practice on the high seas. See... Coalition seeks UN halt to deep sea destruction [1] MORE: - Greenpeace NZ - World Enviro Day Focus On Greatest Deep Sea Threat [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00057.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • Flotilla Askes Nauru To Allow Delegation Ashore [1]
  • Support must continue during Iraq’s transition [2]
  • Iraq resolution making progress - Jack Straw [3]
  • 9/11 Whistleblower & Dan Ellsberg At Hearing 14/06 [4]
  • Israel Decision On Settlement Withdrawal Welcomed [5]
  • Sudan: Rebels Release Humanitarian Aid Workers [6]
  • Angelina Jolie Calls For Urgent Aid To Sudanese [7]
  • Ebola Death Toll In Southern Sudan Reaches Seven [8]
  • Sudan: Humanitarian Workers Released In Darfur [9]

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    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00057.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00052.htm



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    Speaker Jonathan Hunt Visiting Canberra

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Jason Leopold: Enron Execs (& White House) Implicated In Enron Trader Tapes

    - Federal energy regulators have just released more than 400 pages of documents that suggest former Enron chairman Ken Lay and former chief executive Jeff Skilling were aware that Enron's west coast traders may have broken the law by using manipulative trading tactics in California to boost Enron’s profits during the height of that state's power crisis. See... Docs. Suggest Enron's Lay & Skilling Knew About CA [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00065.htm


    Hard News & More Is There!

    - I called Paul on Saturday morning to make sure he was still on the face of the Earth. After all, with the Anglican Archbishop of New Zealand boldly looking forward to a world without gays, there was every chance it'd been shuffled up God's to-do list. See... Public Address 08/06/04 - Liberally Freaking Out [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00064.htm


    UQ Wire: Catherine Austin Fitts Asks Who Benefitted From 9/11

    - A spirited and global citizens' media was birthed by our hunger to learn the truth that lay inside the graves of those who gave their lives on 9/11. See... UQ Wire: Mapping The Real Deal - Cui Bono 9/11? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00046.htm


    IDF Accused Of Using Ambulances For Troop Insertion

    - This is one of those occasions where it pays to read the original in Hebrew. It is not only Haaretz that occasionally softens a story for international consumption. - "The IDF used ambulances to smuggle in fighters during operation 'Defensive Shield' in 2002", claims Zohar Shapira, one of the initiators of the elite 'Sayeret Matkal' unit refuseniks' letter." See... Soldier Claims IDF Smuggled Troops In Ambulances [1] . See also... A Letter From Serbia - Translation From Hebrew [2] and Israeli Beasts of Prey Ravage Again & Again [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00058.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00057.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00053.htm


    Kidd Millenium On Chalabi

    - Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com… See... Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Neo-Con-Artist! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00061.htm


    Between The Lines Interviews Greg Palast

    - The Ballots of 1 Million African-American and Latino Voters Likely to be "Lost" in 2004 Presidential Election - Interview with Greg Palast, BBC investigative reporter, conducted by Scott Harris See... 1 Million Minority Ballots Likely To Be Lost In 04 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00054.htm


    Norma Sherry: Jobs Galore, But Where Are They!

    - If you've listened to Conservative Radio or Fox News lately then you already know the good news. Jobs are aplenty! In fact, according to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and President Bush, we are in the midst of a huge boom! See... Jobs, Jobs Everywhere And Not A Job To Find [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00051.htm


    W. David Jenkins III: Meltdown Time In DeeCeeVille

    - Well, I guess that request didn't work out now, did it? Usually I like to wait until the smoke starts to clear but the bombs have been going off like crazy in the last week or so. Kind of makes you wonder what the heck is going on down there in DeeCeeVille. See... W. David Jenkins III: Scandal? What Scandal? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00050.htm


    Toni Solo: Britain's Liberal Press Shoots Chavez

    - Another article in the continuing media campaign in Britain against Venezuela's President Chavez again posits civil war as a possible sequel to the current recall referendum process in Venezuela. See... Venezuela 2004 – Nicaragua's Contra War Revisited [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00047.htm


    A Brace Of Eulogies To The Gipper

    - Rosalea Barker - You have to wonder about those folks at Aunty Beeb. There I was in my lunch break at a computer class in San Francisco on Saturday, surfing the web, and I happened upon the news.bbc.co.uk website ticker saying that Ronald Reagan had died. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Ronnie Goes To Washington [1] - William Rivers Pitt - Ronald Reagan is dead now, and everyone is being nice to him. In every aspect, this is appropriate. He was a husband and a father, a beloved member of a family, and he will be missed by those he was close to. See... William Rivers Pitt: Planet Reagan [2] - John Chuckman - See... Chuckman Cartoon: Ronald Reagan Tribute [3] - Norma Sherry - We're inclined in this country to glamorize and idolize those that have passed on. A marriage may have been horrible for the last twenty-five years, but the surviving spouse will undoubtedly remember only the good times - even if they were thirty years ago. See... Norma Sherry: One For The Gipper [4] - Dennis Hans - It is typical of Americans, unlike other peoples, to not truly appreciate someone until he or she passes away. Surely this is the case with our 40th president, Ronald Wilson Reagan. See... Dennis Hans: Reagan's Dark Global Legacy [5] - Greg Palast - You're not going to like this. You shouldn't speak ill of the dead. But in this case, someone's got to. Ronald Reagan was a conman. Reagan was a coward. Reagan was a killer. See…Killer, Coward, Conman - Bye-Bye Ronnie Reagan [6] - Sam Smith & Undernews - Ronald Regan has carried out his last con. The first occupant of the White House to make politics just another form of show business is being buried as a hero despite having been one of the worst presidents America ever had. See... Undernews: Ronald Reagan’s Last Con [7] (contains extensive links to more progressive views on Reagan's departure.)


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00063.htm
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    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00042.htm
    Scoop Review: Imperial Russian Ice Stars Return To NZ

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Politics According To ACT - The Letter

    - More on the Budget, Helen Clark's foreign travels, the new Maori party and the recent oil price rises. See... ACT's The Letter Tuesday 8 June 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00113.htm


    New Youth Justice Initiatives

    - New initiatives to improve residential services for young people were unveiled today. See... Package to bolster youth residential services [1] | MORE: - Govt. - New Youth Justice Centre planned [2] - Govt. - New programme to focus on young people on bail [3] REACTION: - Family Help Trust - Christchurch Social Agency Applauds Initiative [4] - CYFS - Work begins on new youth justice residence [5]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00112.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00111.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00110.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00074.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00066.htm


    Education Funding For Solomons Kids

    - New Zealand, the European Union and Solomon Islands have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will provide up to NZ$33 million over three years to ensure children in the Solomons receive a good basic education. See... Goff signs education MOU with EU, Solomon Islands [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00106.htm


    Scampi Row Headed Back To Court

    - Scampi fishers that the Parliamentary inquiry recommended be paid ex gratia for wrongs by the Ministry of Fisheries are now seeking a court declaration, says National's Fisheries spokesman, Phil Heatley. See... Fishers seek court declaration on scampi QMS [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00101.htm


    The Mother Of All Advertising Con's Seen In Budget Info Plan

    - "Labour's $21 million taxpayer funded Budget ad campaign is worth nearly four times the total amount spent by all political parties on advertising at the last election," says National Party Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee. See... Labour's vote buying campaign charts new territory [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00100.htm


    IRD Sees Common Sense On Barnados Tax Issue

    - Common sense has prevailed in Inland Revenue's backing down on its earlier decision to bring in back taxes from lowly paid Barnardos caregivers, United Future's Gordon Copeland said today. See... Copeland: Back Tax Backdown Common Sense [1] and


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00097.htm


    Chris Carter Urged To look Again At West Coast

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Conservation Spokesman Ken Shirley today accused Conservation Minister Chris Carter of looking through the wrong end of the telescope when it comes to the West Coast. See... Minister's Skewed View Of West Coast [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00115.htm


    John Key Sees Incentives For Three Day Weekends

    - "Labour's narrowly targeted 'Working For Families' package will make a four-day working week more attractive for thousands of Kiwis, while the vast majority will miss out," says National Party Deputy Finance spokesman John Key. See... Four-day working week now more attractive for some [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00116.htm


    Power Cuts Due To PC RMA Laws

    - The significant cuts to power generation along the Waikato River, predicted to occur within the next 10 years, will be a direct result of the Resource Management Act's expansion to cover metaphysical and spiritual beliefs, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Energy Spokesman Ken Shirley said today. See... Power Crisis Result Of Political Blundering [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00114.htm


    Talking About The Littlies

    - The government is taking further steps to deliver high quality, affordable and accessible early childhood education for every child in the country, through a public consultation process on proposed new policy, Education Minister Trevor Mallard said today. See... Government consults on early childhood education [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00109.htm


    Unethical School Computer Funding Schemes Criticised

    - Schemes whereby parents are having to pay $500 for their child to receive their schooling in high-tech computer classrooms are unethical, says New Zealand First education spokesperson, Brian Donnelly. See... School Computer Schemes Unethical – NZ First [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00108.htm


    English Warns Polytechnics And Wananga On Pending Cuts

    - Polytechnics and wananga should be preparing for significant reductions in government funding, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Funding cuts set to bite at polytechnics & wananga [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00107.htm


    A Call For More Health Openness

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today that communications between Ministry of Health officials and Health Minister, Annette King, are plainly not what they should be. See... Health Ministry Glasnost? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00105.htm

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