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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Scoop Is In The House
LEAD STORY: Scoop Scoop: 911 Investigator Reveals FBI Was Told To Slow Down Its Investigation
Auckland Performances For Ahmed Zaoui: Saturday
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Palestinian National Authority In Crisis: Arafat Urges Restraint From Supporters
INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Terror Alerts For Political Gain – Theory & Fact
The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston
Hard News Is There!
Pacific Ecologist: West Papua – An Issue For The Pacific Forum
Bernard Weiner: Explaining America's Backward Progression
Chris Sanders: The Death Of The Democratic Party
William Pitt Gets His City Back

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT Wants More Engine Noise Less Wet Blanket
McCully Asks Clark To Butt Out Of Rugby Again
Dunne Defends Middle NZ's Values
GE Free Northland Gets ACT Cold Shoulder
Child Poverty Still A Problem – Bradford
Training In Disability Awareness For Taxi Drivers
Cullen Talks To The Sallies
PM Off To Pacific Islands Forum Thursday
Kedgley Sees Door Opening For Complementary Health
Wood Pellet Co. Gets Emission Units
Building Bill Made Healthier By Greens

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http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00028.htm
Don McGlashan Plays For Ahmed Zaoui - Saturday

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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Scoop Is In The House

– For today's Q&A see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 3 August 2004 [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00058.htm


LEAD STORY:
Scoop Scoop: 911 Investigator Reveals FBI Was Told To Slow Down Its Investigation

- "After the terrorist attacks of September 11 we, the translators at the FBI’s largest and most important translation unit, were told to slow down, even stop, translation of critical information related to terrorist activities so that the FBI could present the United States Congress with a record of ‘extensive backlog of untranslated documents’, and justify its request for budget and staff increases." See... UQ Wire: Sibel Edmonds Letter To Thomas Kean [1] (Note: This report is rating through the roof today)


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00012.htm


Auckland Performances For Ahmed Zaoui: Saturday

- One year ago, Ahmed Zaoui was granted refugee status, yet he remains in prison. No charges have been laid against him, and he is held purely on the basis of secret information which neither he nor his lawyers have seen. This is New Zealand’s Guantanamo Bay. See... Don McGlashan Plays For Ahmed Zaoui - Saturday [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00028.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • BNZ Turns Up Winter Heat In Home Loans Market [1]
  • Home loan rates start rising [2]
  • Americans Living in NZ Urged to Register and Vote [3]
  • WTO Dangerous fudge not multilateralism victory [4]
  • Comvita Opens Branch Office In Taiwan [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00037.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00035.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00031.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00030.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0408/S00039.htm


    Palestinian National Authority In Crisis: Arafat Urges Restraint From Supporters

    - Arafat Urges Restraint, PNA Cabinet to Take Measures. An explosion in a prison in Gaza City Sunday, which reportedly killed one person and injured nine inmates, three of them seriously, was the latest sign of the deterioration of Palestinian security. See... Palestine Crisis Arafat Urges Restraint From Fatah [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00036.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

  • UN Urges Sudan To Reject Ethnic Divisions [1]
  • Thailand Pledges Help For Drug Users To Avoid AIDS [2]
  • Georgia: UN To Assist Flood-Ravaged Svaneti Region [3]
  • Lebanon: New Action to Ratify International Criminal Court [4]
  • Algeria: Mass Graves Must Be Investigated [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00035.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00034.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00031.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00029.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00011.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00002.htm
    Sunday Night's Zaoui Concert - Photo Essay

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Terror Alerts For Political Gain – Theory & Fact

    - I'm probably one of thousands-maybe tens of thousands-who believe President George W. Bush will do anything to retain control of the White House. It's not safe to have a healthy dose of skepticism like this these days. But this has to be said. I don't believe the country is going to be attacked by al-Qaeda anytime soon. See Jason Leopold... Terrorist Warnings Another Way To Steal Election [1] - BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: - America's two leading newspapers have just published reports quoting senior officials saying that the information the alerts were based on is old and out of date. See... WashPost & NYT Report Latest Terror Alert Is Bogus [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00019.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00025.htm


    The Inside Oil From Molesworth & Featherston

    - The shape of the next government looks to be changing in the exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling poll of polls. We’ve got the low-down on this week’s Cabinet, a preview of the PM’s visit to the Pacific, a round-up of the economy, new media gossip and a little more… See... Molesworth & Featherston - 3 August 2004 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00024.htm


    Hard News Is There!

    - It takes about 55 minutes to travel by train from Wellington station to Paraparaumu, and I passed the time on Saturday by dipping again into Michael King's Tread Softly For You Tread On My Life... See... Public Address 03/08/04 - Pink Frost [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00023.htm


    Pacific Ecologist: West Papua – An Issue For The Pacific Forum

    - Multinational companies finance Indonesian forces in the region. West Papuans face increasing threats with Indonesia’s recent partition of the country. Will Pacific Islands Forum governments and people power internationally support the list of recommendations at the end of the article to prevent genocide and build support for sustainable options for human development? See... Forgotten Pacific Nation Threatened With Genocide [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00022.htm


    Bernard Weiner: Explaining America's Backward Progression

    - You write that you're ''confused'' about how we American progressives can possibly nominate what you call a ''militarist candidate'', when the bulk of the Democratic Party -- and the population at large -- is opposed to the war in Iraq. See... Letter to Europe: America's Weird Election Dance [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00021.htm


    Chris Sanders: The Death Of The Democratic Party

    - The Democratic Party’s national convention was held last week. It was, frankly, less a political convention than a wake for the corpse of the Democratic Party, presided over by the undertaker himself, the Democratic Leadership Council. See... Chris Sanders: The Undertakers' Ball [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00020.htm


    William Pitt Gets His City Back

    - The banners have come down, the fences have been dismantled, and the city of Boston is returning to normal. All the shiny ones - Blitzer and Brokaw, Dobbs and Rather and the rest - have packed their matched luggage and fought the traffic to Logan ... See... William Rivers Pitt: Shoulder to Shoulder [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00018.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00007.htm
    Leap Of Faith At Cardrona!

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    ACT Wants More Engine Noise Less Wet Blanket

    - ACT New Zealand Transport and Auckland Issues Spokesman Deborah Coddington today urged Transit New Zealand to quit opposing the Auckland V8 Supercar street-race and work more closely with event organisers to ensure its success. See... Stop Being Such A Wet Blanket, Transit [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00044.htm


    McCully Asks Clark To Butt Out Of Rugby Again

    - “Helen Clark should stick to cuddling up with a book instead of interfering in yet another aspect of New Zealanders’ lives about which she knows nothing,” says National Sport, Fitness and Leisure spokesman, Murray McCully. See... Jock Hobbs for Finance Minister [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00043.htm


    Dunne Defends Middle NZ's Values

    - The Government would rather pull teeth than promote the values of middle New Zealand in our schools, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today. See... Dunne: Govt is anti middle NZ values [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00057.htm


    GE Free Northland Gets ACT Cold Shoulder

    - ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Northland-based MP Dr Muriel Newman today expressed her concern at moves by the Northland Regional Council and local mayors to declare the Northland region a GE free area. See... Councils On The GE-Free Bandwagon [1] and Farmers Will Ignore Councils' GE-Free Rulings [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00052.htm


    Child Poverty Still A Problem – Bradford

    - Green MP Sue Bradford said today that a recent report highlighting the health needs of beneficiaries' children once again confirms the Labour Government's unwillingness to address the problem that benefits that simply too low to live on. See... Poverty trap deepens under Labour [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00051.htm


    Training In Disability Awareness For Taxi Drivers

    - A new training module designed to help taxi drivers understand the unique and varied needs of passengers with disabilities, was launched at Parliament today. See... New training module for Kiwi cabbies [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00050.htm


    Cullen Talks To The Sallies

    - "You have asked me to explain something about my personal vision for New Zealand, and to put more of a human face on the role of finance minister and Deputy Prime Minister." See... Hon Michael Cullen: Speech to The Salvation Army [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00049.htm


    PM Off To Pacific Islands Forum Thursday

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark leaves on Thursday for the 2004 Pacific Islands Forum to be held in Apia, Samoa. She will also visit Tokelau - the first Prime Ministerial visit since David Lange's Tokelau trip in 1985, and only the third by a New Zealand PM. See... PM to attend Pacific Island Forum [1] (Note: Scoop will be travelling with the PM to Samoa.)


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00046.htm


    Kedgley Sees Door Opening For Complementary Health

    - Green MP Sue Kedgley is calling for complementary healthcare practitioners to be integrated into the health system, in line with the recommendations of a major report into complementary and alternative medicine in New Zealand. See... Greens want support for complementary healthcare [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00041.htm


    Wood Pellet Co. Gets Emission Units

    - Hastings wood pellet manufacturing company, Fire-Logs (NZ) Limited has been awarded up to 19,818 emission units, under the government's Projects to Reduce Emissions programme. See... Wood pellet initiative rewarded emission units [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00056.htm


    Building Bill Made Healthier By Greens

    - The health effects of building materials will have to be taken into account by the newly-formed buildings department, as a result of Green Party amendments to the Building Bill, which has its third reading in Parliament today [Tuesday]. See... Greens help build healthy houses [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00055.htm

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