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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: The Amazing Alison Annan Resigns At Cambridge High
Muriel Newman Talks American Lessons In Welfare
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Venezeualan Democracy On The Line Sunday
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Hard News Is There!
Norma Sherry Interviews The Libertarian Who Would Be President
Something Is Definitely Rotten Down On The Farm
Reality Is The First Casualty Of War
Anti-war Message Banned at Democratic National Convention
UQ Wire: Former FAA Special Agent Writes To Kean
UQ Wire: Victim Families Respond To 911 Report
Jay Shaft And The Voices Of The Lost And Forgotten
The News From Rafah Today Is Bleak

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Scoop Was In The House
NZ Congratulations To US And Australia On FTA
A Q&A On Meridian / Govt Gas Risk Sharing
Liberty Belle: Let's Hear It For Truckies
NCEA Problems Need Illumination - English
Govt. Dodging Important Samoan Immigration Matters
Hodgson Addresses Transport And Energy Bills
Judith Collins Defends Her New Patch
Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees
Minister To Improve Pacific Immigration Management
Farmers To Benefit From Climate Change Research
Hodgson Taking Kiwi Science To Asia
NZ First Cynical About Packaging Accord
Winston Has A Shot Across Powerco's Bows
Greens Unimpressed With Govt. Race Based Policy Review

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Would You Buy A Used Welfare System From This Man?
Kevin List IVs Muriel Newman On Welfare Policy

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
The Amazing Alison Annan Resigns At Cambridge High

- Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today he is directing the appointment of a limited statutory manager (LSM) for Cambridge High School to assume some functions of its board of trustees, in the interests of the school's students. See... Limited statutory manager for Cambridge High [1] and Acting principal appointed to school [2] MORE: - Independent Schools - NZQA Action Welcomed By ISNZ [3] - PPTA - Cambridge - sad reflection on competitive model [4] - NZQA - Cambridge High School Accreditation At Risk [5] - Concerned Teachers - Statutory Manager Won’t Help Save NCEA [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00244.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00061.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00065.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00063.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00058.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00057.htm


Muriel Newman Talks American Lessons In Welfare

- Scoop dropped by the ACT offices in the hope of a free cup of coffee and a chance to get the inside running on ACT's welfare policies, by way of a chat with Dr Muriel Newman. See... An Audience With ACT's Muriel Newman (Part 2) [1] , An Audience With ACT's Welfare Guru Muriel Newman (Part 1) [2] and Muriel Newman's column... Wisconsin, Setting The Standard For Welfare Reform [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00115.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00229.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Greens – AA Roading propaganda leads Auckland astray [1]
  • P-3 Orion Fleet – systems upgrade approved [2]
  • New Asian And Migrant Health Research Centre [3]
  • Victoria University Students Oppose Anti-Semitism [4]
  • Gov To Transnationals: Come In And Help Yourselves [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00253.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00248.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00064.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0408/S00060.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00122.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00116.htm
    IMAGE: Venezeulan President Hugo Chavez Addresses The UN
    On Sunday He Faces A Recall Referendum

    Venezeualan Democracy On The Line Sunday

    - As Venezuela’s recall vote goes down to the wire, the country’s Washington-backed opposition is increasingly questioning President Chávez’ reallocation of almost $2 billion of state oil wealth to fund social ''missions'' targeted at his lower class ... See... Venezuela Opposition Looks to Washington For Hope [1] MORE: - Greg Palast: Venezuela Gets The Florida Treatment [2] - Colin Powell - Venezuelan Referendum [3] - Kofi Annan - Venezuelans - Resolve Disputes Through Dialogue [4] - COHA - Venezuela Recall 15/8 Could Usher in Better Times [5] - COHA - WashPost's Jackson Diehl Strikes Out on Venezuela [6]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00121.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00116.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00089.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00083.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00070.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00068.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • UQ Wire: 9/11 Summer Of Truth - 2004 [1]
  • Richard Armitage IV by Sankei Shimbun Newspaper [2]
  • UN Sudanese Officials Evaluate Situation In Darfur [3]
  • UNSC Renews Un Mission In Iraq For Another Year [4]
  • No Amnesty For Genocide And War Crimes - Annan [5]
  • UN Human Rights Expert To Afghanistan [6]
  • Nablus - Freedom March Grows - Activist Detained [7]
  • Anti-Terrorism Costs Bring Caribbean to Its Knees [8]
  • Chinese Ed. Minister Sued for Torture and Killing [9]
  • WWF Threatens Australian Old-Growth Forests [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00123.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00122.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00118.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00117.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00116.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00115.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00111.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00107.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00104.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00103.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Hard News Is There!

    - So I'm in the crowd, the D4 are firing out maximum rock 'n' roll, it's getting past midnight, and I'm thinking, first thing in the morning I have my US visa interview, and then I'm interviewing Murray Deaker... See... Public Address 13/08/04 - Southern Boogie [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00131.htm


    Norma Sherry Interviews The Libertarian Who Would Be President

    - I've been interviewing all of the candidates from the local Sheriff to the national candidates on my television show, The Norma Sherry Show. On August 6th, my guest was Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian candidate for president. See... The Libertarian Candidate for President [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00139.htm


    Something Is Definitely Rotten Down On The Farm

    - The General Accounting Office (GAO), Congress’s fact-finding agency, recently released a study of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s management of the farm subsidy program. See... Nicolas Heidorn: The Real US Farm Subsidy Scandal [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00138.htm


    Reality Is The First Casualty Of War

    - It haunts us still. Three-and-a-half decades later, America cannot stop picking the scab of Vietnam. The wound has never healed and has now grown infected and poisoned. Plato said: ''Only the dead have seen the end of war.'' See... John Cory: The Ghosts of War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00136.htm


    Anti-war Message Banned at Democratic National Convention

    - Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Global Exchange and Code Pink Women for Peace, conducted by Scott Harris See... The Democratic Party Leadership's ''Disconnect'' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00135.htm


    UQ Wire: Former FAA Special Agent Writes To Kean

    - I recently had an opportunity to review FBI Whistleblower Sibel Edmunds’ open letter to you as Chairman of the 9/11 Commission and felt compelled to write in support of her observations. See... Former FAA Special Agent Writes To Thomas Kean [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00134.htm


    UQ Wire: Victim Families Respond To 911 Report

    - Victims' Families Say 9/11 Commission Report Avoids Certain Truths, But Makes Some Valuable Recommendations Interview with David Potorti, co-director of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, conducted by Scott Harris See... Families Say 9/11 Report Avoids Certain Truths [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00137.htm


    Jay Shaft And The Voices Of The Lost And Forgotten

    - Homeless families ask an important question: "How can America let this happen to us? Why can’t we get any help?" - Part one in a five part series on the alarming increases of homelessness, poverty, and hunger in America. See... Voices Of The Lost And Forgotten - Part One [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00133.htm


    The News From Rafah Today Is Bleak

    - As Haaretz.com polls the world Jewry community on whether or not the bonds to Israel are breaking, Beit Hanoun City in the Gaza Strip has been virtually wiped out by the country to which world Jewry holds allegiance. See... Palestinian Farming Community Wiped From The Map [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00132.htm



    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00130.htm
    Author Witi Ihimaera Was Honoured Friday Morning


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Scoop Was In The House

    – For Thursday's questions & answers see.. Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 12 August 2004 [1] . For Wednesday's see... Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 11 August 2004 [2] . For Tuesday's see... Questions and Answers for Oral Answer 10 August 2004 [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00249.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00220.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00192.htm


    NZ Congratulations To US And Australia On FTA

    - New Zealand congratulated Australia and the United States on achieving their trade agreement, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Congratulations to Australia and the United States [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00270.htm


    A Q&A On Meridian / Govt Gas Risk Sharing

    - Additional information on the provision of the e3p risk sharing agreement. See... Genesis e3p risk sharing questions and answers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00261.htm


    Liberty Belle: Let's Hear It For Truckies

    - They get such bad press. This week Michael Laws questioned whether they'd have enough brains to be in the All Blacks. See... Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle: Aug 13 2004 [1] MORE POLITICAL COLUMNS: - Matt Robson - robson-on-politics - Friday 13 August 2004 [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00264.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00272.htm


    NCEA Problems Need Illumination - English

    - It's time to come clean about the significant problems with the NCEA and get on with fixing them so students, parents and employers can have confidence in qualifications, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Time to come clean on NCEA [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00269.htm


    Govt. Dodging Important Samoan Immigration Matters

    - Green MP Keith Locke says the Government has dodged the key immigration issues in its response to the petition to Parliament on the Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982. See... Govt dodges key Samoan immigration issue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00268.htm


    Hodgson Addresses Transport And Energy Bills

    - Hon Pete Hodgson: Transport Legislation Bill 1st Reading Speech: See… Transport Legislation Bill 1st Reading Speech [1] and Electricity and Gas Industries Bill 2003 [2] MORE: - ACT - Energy Minister Must Heed Warnings [3] - NZ First - Heartless [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00267.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00266.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00257.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00256.htm


    Judith Collins Defends Her New Patch

    - National Party Health spokeswoman Judith Collins is rubbishing claims that she has appointed Paul Hutchison as an exclusive men's health spokesman. See... National looks at men's health [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00265.htm


    Those Were The Days Of Our Select Committees

    - Fifteen committee meetings were held this week, 14 in the parliamentary complex and one in Christchurch. There was one site visit. See... Select Committee Business: 6 August to 13 August [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00263.htm


    Minister To Improve Pacific Immigration Management

    - Immigration Minister Paul Swain today announced a series of measures the New Zealand Immigration Service would be taking to enable Pacific Island quotas to be filled. See... Management of Pacific quotas to be improved [1] . See also... NZ, Samoa strengthen Treaty of Friendship [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00262.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00255.htm


    Farmers To Benefit From Climate Change Research

    - The Pastoral Greenhouse Gas research Consortium (PGGRC) was today congratulated on the publication of its first annual report by Minister of Agriculture, Jim Sutton, and Convenor, Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson. See... Farmers to benefit from climate change research [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00271.htm


    Hodgson Taking Kiwi Science To Asia

    - Research, Science and Technology Minister, Pete Hodgson, leaves this Sunday to join a twelve strong delegation of senior New Zealand scientists and science managers on a tour seeking collaborative research and investment opportunities in Asia. See... Hodgson promotes NZ science in Asia [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00260.htm


    NZ First Cynical About Packaging Accord

    - New Zealand First says that the voluntary packaging accord announced this week is pie in the sky stuff and not grounded in the real world. See... Packaging Accord Wishful Thinking [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00259.htm


    Winston Has A Shot Across Powerco's Bows

    - The problems with Powerco’s electricity supply to Tauranga residents might only increase once ownership of the lines company is diverted to Australia, because they will be more interested in profits than service, says Rt Hon Winston Peters. See... Powerco Too Busy Selling Itself To Provide Power [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00258.htm


    Greens Unimpressed With Govt. Race Based Policy Review

    - The Green Party today questioned the scope and speed of the Government's review of 'targeted policies and programmes', calling it a race-based sop to appease the divisive rhetoric of the right. See... Race review 'large hammer for a small problem' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00254.htm

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