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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Sinister Code Of Army Cadet School Unearthed
Phil Goff Announces Intentions On Prisoner Compensation
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Iraq: Amnesty Calls For End To Slaughter Of Children
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: That Presidential Debate From Many Angles

SCOOP COLUMNS:
The Latest From Public Address Is There!
Stateside: Where Rosalea Watches The Campaign
Simon Collins Corrects Scoop Over Coddington & The Herald
Ramzy Baroud: If The Shoes Were On The Other Feet
UQ Wire: Harpers On The 9/11 Whitewash
Fired FBI Translator and 25 Former Government Security Officials Criticize 9/11 Commission Report
Manuel Valenzeula Gets Inside The American Mind
A Veteran Tells Us What War Is Really Like
Can Someone Show Me the Way to the "Liberal" Media?
Robert Rabbin: Political Higher Consciousness

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Locke Livid Over Being Fingerprinted Like A Criminal
Mahuta's Foreshore & Seabed Appearance Raises Suspicions
Copeland Warns Of An Oil Shock To The Economy
PM Leaves On World Tour Next Week
Kawhia Preschool vs The Ministry Of Education
Anderton Feels Justified In Drugs Stance By Report
ACT's The Letter Previews Huata Case
Michael Cullen Addresses The IMF In Washington
Bradford Gets Starters Orders For The Greens
Coddington Not Surprised At NCEA Rejection
Pete Hodgson Says Nats Confused On Kyoto
Holiday's Bill Misses The Boat On Nightmare Issue
Rich Detects Govt. Backing Off From Benefit Fraud
Lessons Seen In PowerCo Problems
Youth Crime Problems Highlighted In Research
Budget Promo Package Still Opaque – Copeland
Maharey's DPB Claims Pure Hot Air – Newman
Parents And Kids Urged To Walk To School

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Sinister Code Of Army Cadet School Unearthed

- Lauded as the prime source of the New Zealand Army's future Senior NCOs and Officers, for 50 years the Regular Force Cadet School has kept secret a far more sinister aspect to its existence. See... Investigation: Inside The Waiouru RF Cadet School [1] ALSO: - Ian Fraser - Victims Of Army Cadet School Violence Sought [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00015.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00017.htm


Phil Goff Announces Intentions On Prisoner Compensation

- "Wrongs allegedly suffered by inmates while imprisoned are often minor when compared to the far greater wrongs that these offenders have committed against their own victims," says Justice Minister Phil Goff. See... Compensation for inmates [1] REACTION: - ACT - Questions For Mr Goff [2] - United Future - Statute Of Limitations Increase A Good Move [3] & Alexander: Compo law moves weak and half-hearted [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00041.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00055.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00036.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Free needle exchange programme may save lives [1]
  • Govt ignored A&E crisis warning signs [2]
  • Polish refugee children’s 60th anniversary [3]
  • March Against Racism Backed By Communities [4]
  • Record numbers attend Otago Festival of the Arts [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00033.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00029.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00029.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00023.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00009.htm


    Iraq: Amnesty Calls For End To Slaughter Of Children

    - Amnesty International condemns in the strongest terms the indiscriminate attack by armed groups on Thursday that killed at least 41 civilians, 34 of them children. The attack caused the highest number of children casualties since the beginning of ... See... Iraq: End bloodshed and killing of children [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00033.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Jewish American group calls for int. intervention [1]
  • Afghanistan: Refugees Turn Out To Register [2]
  • Bomb Attack Wounds Lebanese Official [3]
  • Indonesian Refugees Relocate In Papua New Guinea [4]
  • Courage To Refuse Founder Nominated Nobel Prize [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00054.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00047.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00045.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00043.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00035.htm


    STORY OF THE WEEK: That Presidential Debate From Many Angles

    - There was a President on that stage in Florida on Thursday night, and his name was not George. See... William Rivers Pitt: It Was a Rout [1] MORE DEBATE COMMENTARY: - Bill Grigsby - Surviving The Debates [2] - Greg Palast - Mr. Tall and Mr. Small [3] - Doug Giebel - What If Bush Didn't Lie? [4] - Am Johal - Bush and Kerry Highlight Differences [5] - Alan Roland - You Can Be Certain & You Can Be Wrong [6] & Kerry Scores / Bush On Defensive ( Debate # 1 ) [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00013.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00017.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00022.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00026.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00024.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00031.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00021.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    The Latest From Public Address Is There!

    - Maybe it's high time we came up with a new word for the kind of politics espoused by our good friend Mr Peters. 'Wedge' seems to be the word of choice these days, but it just doesn't really encapsulate the deliberate division he aims for with mindless ... See... Public Address 04/10/04 - Look Over There [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00032.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Watches The Campaign

    - I have a theory that Gretchen Wilson is to Republicans as Michael Moore is to Democrats. Unfortunately for the Dems -- who have only just discovered that one of the biggest blocks of voters out there are single women. See... Stateside with Rosalea: Hell Yeah [1] and Stateside with Rosalea: Pulling Rank [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00012.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00033.htm


    Simon Collins Corrects Scoop Over Coddington & The Herald

    - Dear Scoop, Congratulations on such a comprehensive story on the way the new Herald on Sunday has been set up! I must, however, correct your opening point. See... Scoop Feedback: Simon Collins Re: Deb. Coddington [1] and Kevin List: Trouble At T'[NewsPaper] Mill [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00016.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00002.htm


    Ramzy Baroud: If The Shoes Were On The Other Feet

    - One can only imagine the utter outrage that would engage world leaders and media if a series of Palestinian bombings rocked an Israeli town, spontaneously, and in less than four days killed 60 people and wounded hundreds, mostly innocent civilians. See... Ramzy Baroud: Anatomy Of Palestinian Outrage [1] MORE: - Genevieve Cora Fraser - Israel Owns the Earth - Palestine Owns the Moon [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00030.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00029.htm


    UQ Wire: Harpers On The 9/11 Whitewash

    - In an essay of the new October Issue of "Harper's Magazine", editor and professor Benjamin DeMott describes, ''how the 9/11 Commission Report defrauds the nation''. See... UQ Wire: Harper's Cover - 9/11 Report A Whitewash [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00028.htm


    Fired FBI Translator and 25 Former Government Security Officials Criticize 9/11 Commission Report

    - Interview with Sibel Edmonds, former FBI language specialist, conducted by Scott Harris See... UQ Wire: Between The Lines With Sibel Edmonds [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00025.htm


    Manuel Valenzeula Gets Inside The American Mind

    - The prevalent and continued decline of the Empire’s mind can be attributed to the evolving degeneration of American capitalism, through the inherent evils it espouses, its subjugation and control of human nature, and its consequences on a society entangled ... See... Valenzuela: Eternal Darkness of the American Mind [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00027.htm


    A Veteran Tells Us What War Is Really Like

    - Slogans -- that's war for most folks. War is Hell. Support The Troops. Uncle Sam Wants You. Yellow ribbons and candlelight vigils. War. See... John Cory: About War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00023.htm


    Can Someone Show Me the Way to the "Liberal" Media?

    - When are we gonna get over the idea that the mainstream US media is “liberal?” Kee-rist, these are the same scribes that thumped the drums for war with nary a discouraging word heard, the same bunch of limp wrists that willingly agreed to embed their “reporters” for a shock-and-awe campaign that awed only network advertising departments and war contractors. See... Show Me the Way to the ''Liberal'' Media? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00019.htm


    Robert Rabbin: Political Higher Consciousness

    - It is self-evident that peace among nations will never grow from the blood-soaked and stained earth of war. When will we realize that killing others never ends the cycle of killing, that vengeance and retribution never bring peace? See... Robert Rabbin: Political Higher Consciousness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00018.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Locke Livid Over Being Fingerprinted Like A Criminal

    - Green MP Keith Locke is asking the Government to lobby US authorities to drop the fingerprinting and photographing of Air New Zealand's transit passengers. See... Locke asks Govt to lobby US over fingerprinting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00037.htm


    Mahuta's Foreshore & Seabed Appearance Raises Suspicions

    - "Labour should come clean on the secret deal it is doing with Tainui after an admission that Tainui MP Nanaia Mahuta is being kept in the dark about talks that may cut across the foreshore and seabed legislation," says National's Associate Treaty spokesman Wayne Mapp. See... Labour Should Come Clean On Secret Deals [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00056.htm


    Copeland Warns Of An Oil Shock To The Economy

    - United Future finance spokesperson Gordon Copeland today called on the government to cut taxes to alleviate the impact of recent oil price increases on New Zealand’s booming economy. See... Oil price increases could knock economy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00053.htm


    PM Leaves On World Tour Next Week

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that she will leave next week for Hungary, India, and Singapore. See... Prime Minister to visit Hungary, India, Singapore [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00058.htm


    Kawhia Preschool vs The Ministry Of Education

    - A case brought against the Secretary of Education by Kawhia pre-school is a sign of things to come, says National's Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Kawhia first victim of Labour's childcare cull [1] and Ministry Forcing Closure Of Kawhia Pre-School [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00057.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0410/S00008.htm


    Anderton Feels Justified In Drugs Stance By Report

    - A report commissioned by the Police Department into Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS) use underscores why the government is pursuing tough-on-drug-supplier laws and regulations, Jim Anderton said today. See... Report underscores tough-on-drugs rationale [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00054.htm


    ACT's The Letter Previews Huata Case

    - The Supreme Court begins its first case tomorrow, Prebble vs Huata at 10 am in the cellar of the Court of Appeal, Wellington. We will post the legal arguments. See... ACT's The Letter - Monday 4 October 2004 [1] MORE COLUMNS: - National - Brian Connell: Carbon Tax [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00050.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00052.htm


    Michael Cullen Addresses The IMF In Washington

    - This year holds special significance as the 60th anniversary since the formation of the Bretton Woods Institutions. The two sister institutions have played an influential and leading role in economic and development issues over the past 60 years. See... Dr. Michael Cullen IMF Annual Discussion Address [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00049.htm


    Bradford Gets Starters Orders For The Greens

    - The Green Party has begun selecting candidates for next year's election, with Sue Bradford the first to be confirmed. See... Bradford becomes first confirmed Green candidate [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00048.htm


    Coddington Not Surprised At NCEA Rejection

    - ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington today said she wasn't surprised that a growing number of students were deserting the NCEA and sitting Cambridge International Exams instead. See... Students Voting With Their Feet Over NCEA [1] and Coddington: Fixing Education - Government Butt Out [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00046.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00032.htm


    Pete Hodgson Says Nats Confused On Kyoto

    - National remain confused on Kyoto and have once again failed to tell the truth about this government's responsible approach to tackling climate change, says Pete Hodgson. See... National have no clue on Kyoto [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00045.htm


    Holiday's Bill Misses The Boat On Nightmare Issue

    - The Holidays Amendment Bill is a missed opportunity that fails to address the nightmarish issue of 'relevant daily pay', says National's Industrial Relations spokesman, Wayne Mapp. See... Holidays Bill a missed opportunity [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00044.htm


    Rich Detects Govt. Backing Off From Benefit Fraud

    - National Party Social Services spokeswoman Katherine Rich says it appears the Labour Government is giving up on tracking benefit fraud. See... Labour gives up on tracking benefit fraud [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00043.htm


    Lessons Seen In PowerCo Problems

    - There is a good lesson to be learned from the Prime PowerCo takeover spectacle, ACT New Zealand Commerce Spokesman Stephen Franks said today. See... PowerCo Takeover Debacle Instructive [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00040.htm


    Youth Crime Problems Highlighted In Research

    - Fresh research on youth offending highlights why it is essential that changes are made to the youth justice system, says National Law and Order spokesman, Tony Ryall. See... Research highlights youth crime problems [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00038.htm


    Budget Promo Package Still Opaque – Copeland

    - United Future finance and revenue spokesperson Gordon Copeland today called on the government to be much more transparent in relation to its controversial $21.15 million publicity campaign related to the Working for Families package. See... Government continues to fudge cost of promoting [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00035.htm


    Maharey's DPB Claims Pure Hot Air – Newman

    - Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey's claims today, that Labour has helped more sole parents into work, are simply misleading, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Maharey Claims Success Where There Is None [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00030.htm


    Parents And Kids Urged To Walk To School

    - Green Co-leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons is encouraging parents and kids to put their best foot forward this week, by leaving their car in the garage and walking to school. See... Greens urge kids to catch the ‘walking bus’ [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00028.htm

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