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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY
Unionist Bill Anderson Dies
NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY
Tamihere's Speech: Was It Edited By The 9th Floor?

INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Bomb Explodes Near Australian Embassy Baghdad

STORY OF THE WEEK - Tsunami Report:
Richard Ehrlich's Tsunami Report: Ghosts Among The Disaster

SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT
A Statistician Talks US Election Malfeasance

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop's Kevin List Attempts To Peel A Smile From Kiwi Comedy -
Iran Awaits As War-Clouds Gather
Blessed Be The War Monger For He Shall Inherit The Earth
Russell Brown Spots An Anti-Apple Bug
Republicans Move To Quiet Ohio Counters
Bush's Cronies And The Mythical Mandate
Cartoon By John Chuckman

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
ACT's Alleged Concern For Workers Derided By Swain
Cullen Targets John Key With His Flip Flop Analogies
Green Party's Patriotic Efforts Keep New Zealand Safe From Vampires
ACT Campaigns To Take The Tech Out Of Unitec
English Tackles Educational Gremlins And Debunks Myths
Indigenous Snails In for Good Year
NZ First Smell Something Very Fishy In Foreign Crews Hiring

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...TODAY'S PHOTO STORY...


Guy Capper And The Putaruru Crash

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY
Unionist Bill Anderson Dies

- The death of long-serving trade unionist Bill Andersen is a huge loss to the union movement, Council of Trade Unions secretary Carol Beaumont said today. Bill Andersen, who at 81 was still serving as president of the National Distribution Union, died yesterday in Auckland following a heart attack. See... Trade Unions Mourn Loss of Bill Andersen [1] Greens mourn passing of trade unionist [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0501/S00150.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00156.htm


NEW ZEALAND LEAD STORY
Tamihere's Speech: Was It Edited By The 9th Floor?

- In coming to talk with you tonight, I have had an opportunity to reflect on a number of things that we perhaps take for granted. For instance; “who we are?”, “what shapes us?”, “where we are heading?” and, more to the point, “where are we heading both as a community and as a country?”. See... Tamihere: Speech to Waitakere Rotary Club [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00153.htm


INTERNATIONAL NEWS:
Bomb Explodes Near Australian Embassy Baghdad

- A large explosion occurred in the vicinity of the Australian Embassy in Baghdad at approximately 7.05 am Baghdad time on Wednesday 19 January. See... Baghdad Bomb Incident [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00214.htm


STORY OF THE WEEK - Tsunami Report:
Richard Ehrlich's Tsunami Report: Ghosts Among The Disaster

- BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts. See... Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00168.htm


SCOOP SPECIAL REPORT
A Statistician Talks US Election Malfeasance

- I am a statistician. When I testified about electoral tampering in Martin County, Florida, in November 2000, I focused exclusively on the fact that the number of disputed ballots would have changed the outcome. See... Guest Opinion: Why We Must Question Our Elections [1] Warren Stewart: What Are They Hiding in New Mexico [2] Key Election Evidence Destroyed [3] Plan B: Parallel Elections & Signed Ballots [4]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00148.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00152.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00192.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00155.htm


SCOOP COLUMNS:
Scoop's Kevin List Attempts To Peel A Smile From Kiwi Comedy -

A voyage of comedic adventure nearly ended in south Waikato when a traffic incident re-designed a borrowed car moving the boot a lot closer to the rear seat. Fortunately, with the kind help of a police officer and the bus, Wellington comedian, Guy Capper, ... See... Billy T Awards Journey Becomes No Laughing Matter [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00171.htm


Iran Awaits As War-Clouds Gather

- For months before taking his second oath of office, the resolute Mr. Bush has done exactly what he promised he would. He has raced full-throttle to expand his Middle East Crusade, this time against Iran, number two on his Axis of Evil. See... Steve Weissman: Target Iran. War with No End [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00170.htm


Blessed Be The War Monger For He Shall Inherit The Earth

- Jesus said, ''Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the sons of God.'' What then, will a warmonger like George W. Bush be called? See... Meditations (Politics): A Question of Faith [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00167.htm


Russell Brown Spots An Anti-Apple Bug

- Adherents to the Cult of Mac who have visited the fine websites operated by Scoop, The Listener, Street Talk, Rialto and Stuff in the past two or three days may have noticed some odd behaviour... See... Public Address 20/01/05 - Geeky Stuff And More! [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00169.htm


Republicans Move To Quiet Ohio Counters

- COLUMBUS -- In a stunning legal attack, Ohio's Republican Attorney-General has moved for censure against the four attorneys who sued George W. Bush et. al. in an attempt to investigate the Buckeye State's bitterly contested November 2 election. See... Revenge Attack On Ohio Election Protection Team [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00166.htm


Bush's Cronies And The Mythical Mandate

- It seems that the Bush White House and the Bush Republicans have conjured up a mythical mandate for their most unpopular and controversial policies out of the highly flawed 2004 Presidential Election. See... Mythical Mandates & Social Security Piratization [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00165.htm


Cartoon By John Chuckman

- See... Chuckman Cartoon: President Bush & His God [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00164.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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ACT's Alleged Concern For Workers Derided By Swain

- Act party's pathetic attempt to appeal to working people in New Zealand is so ridiculous it is laughable, Labour Minister Paul Swain said today. See... Act must be joking [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00164.htm

Cullen Targets John Key With His Flip Flop Analogies

- John Key appears to have caught the Brash disease, says Finance Minister Michael Cullen. See... Key Joins His Leader In Flip Flops [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00161.htm


Green Party's Patriotic Efforts Keep New Zealand Safe From Vampires

- The Green Party's year-long campaign calling for country of origin labelling of food has played a key role in bringing the New Zealand garlic industry back from the brink of collapse. See... Green campaign helps rescue garlic industry [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00160.htm


ACT Campaigns To Take The Tech Out Of Unitec

- ACT New Zealand totally supports Auckland Unitec in its legal fight against the Labour Government to obtain university status, ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... ACT supports Unitech's legal action [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00162.htm


English Tackles Educational Gremlins And Debunks Myths

- The truth is out - 'free education' is a myth and every parent is paying a substantial amount for their children's education, despite record surpluses, says National Education spokesman, Bill English. See... Free education: the truth is out [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00159.htm


Indigenous Snails In for Good Year

- Kiwi, brown teal, frogs and snails are among native species to benefit from more than $2.67 million in government grants to 148 conservation projects nationwide. See... Government allocates $2.67m for biodiversity work [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00155.htm


NZ First Smell Something Very Fishy In Foreign Crews Hiring

- New Zealand First has grave concerns about the pattern of New Zealand workers being pushed out of their jobs to make way for cheap immigrant labour. See…Cheap Labour Imports [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00143.htm

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