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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Tender For 90 Day NZ Oil Reserve
Mental Health Commission Sceptical Of ECT Report
Terri Schiavo Hysteria Not Confined To USA
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Scoop Report: Two Apples A Day Could Keep Colon-Cancer At Bay
Scoop Report: Unidentified Ebola-Type Disease Infects Angolan Children
Four Thousand Children Die Daily From Contaminated Water
Minnesota School Shooter Wore Bullet-Proof Vest
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
William Rivers Pitt On The Terri Schiavo Case
Mike Ruppert Says Peak Oil Is Here
Am Johal: Hell In The Hebron Hills
Harvey Wasserman: If Christ Returned Today
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Cullen Fund Move Into NZ Assets Welcomed By Winston
Record Current Account Deficit Alarms Opposition
National's Pansy Wong On Campbell Live's Big Scoop
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LEAD STORY:
Tender For 90 Day NZ Oil Reserve

[1] - The government will hold tenders for additional oil storage to meet our obligations to the International Energy Agency (IEA) to hold 90 days of reserves, Energy Minister Trevor Mallard announced today. See... Tenders to be held for oil storage [2] MORE: National - Another unnecessary petrol price hike [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00480.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00480.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00486.htm


Mental Health Commission Sceptical Of ECT Report

- The Mental Health Commission welcomes the just-released ECT report, but says it doesn’t go far enough to protect the rights of mental health service users or acknowledge the high level of risk of ECT as a treatment. Mental Health Commissioner Mary O’Hagan said that she is sceptical about the review’s interpretation of the level of risk posed by ECT: “There are other interpretations of the international research which give ECT a poorer picture than those expressed in the report. People for whom ECT is a treatment option should be told about the full extent of the risks.” See… Mental Health: Need to Put Patients First in ECT Debate [1] ALSO:

  • Ministry Of Health - ECT For Serious Mental Disorders Given Ok [2]
  • Greens - ECT audit reveals appalling state of affairs [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00214.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0503/S00102.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00475.htm


    Terri Schiavo Hysteria Not Confined To USA

    - Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday March 22, public comments you made regarding the case of American woman Terri Schiavo were reported on Newstalk ZB. See... Terri Schiavo -To United Future MP Gordon Copeland [1] MORE:

  • Family Life International - Regarding The Terri Schiavo Case [2]
  • Garnet Milne - Terri Schiavo – Would she live in New Zealand? [3]
  • See also… Commentary In The Comment & Opinion Section


    [1] -
    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00216.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00212.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00218.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Rally in support of the Gender Identity Bill [1]
  • Balance of Payments and International Investment [2]
  • Committee Condemns Auckland To Gridlock - Auck Business Forum [3]
  • Auckland’s transport planning off the rails – EMA [4]
  • Easter Trading Nonsense [5]
  • 2HOT2 Handle to close Aotea and Waterloo Quays [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0503/S00211.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00286.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00285.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00281.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00275.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0503/S00151.htm


    Scoop Report: Two Apples A Day Could Keep Colon-Cancer At Bay

    - Marietta Gross reports that scientists have discovered that antioxidants found in apples may block colon cancer cell growth and kill potential cancer cells. A study of the Institute for Cancerous Diseases of the Intestinal Tract in Strasbourg concludes that the consumption of apples could contribute to the prophylaxis of colon cancer. Study author Francis Raul explains that apples contain antioxidants, which stem the cell growth and kill potential cancer cells. See... Apples Protect Rats Against Colon Cancer [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00214.htm


    Scoop Report: Unidentified Ebola-Type Disease Infects Angolan Children

    - Marietta Gross reports that a disease similar to Ebola has been detected in Angola that effects children as opposed to adults. In past three months 39 people in Angola have succumbed to the anonymous disease that has mainly affected children over the age of five. See... Mysterious Disease Similar To Ebola Infects Young [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00197.htm


    Four Thousand Children Die Daily From Contaminated Water

    - Scoop Report: Marietta Gross reports that more than one billion people worldwide source their drinking water from polluted founts, springs or rivers. On the UN's “Day of the Water” (March 22nd) UNICEF announced that every day more than 4000 children die due to diseases which can be traced back to contaminated water. Also 2.6 billion people, almost half of the world’s population, have to manage without sanitary facilities such as latrines and sewage disposal. See... A Billion People Lack Clean Water [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00235.htm


    Minnesota School Shooter Wore Bullet-Proof Vest

    - Scoop Link: BEMIDJI, Minn. (Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy who killed nine people and then himself on a Minnesota Indian reservation was wearing a bullet-proof vest when he chased a teacher and fellow students into a classroom and gunned them down, the FBI said on Tuesday. Monday's rampage by Jeff Weise -- the worst U.S. school shooting since the 15-death Columbine massacre in 1999 -- appeared to have been planned, investigators said. The spree left seven wounded, five of whom were still being treated in hospitals. Reuters: Minnesota School Shooter [1]


    [1] - http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=QKCAX25X5DLICCRBAEZSFEY?type=topNews&storyID=7977312


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • ISM Needs You To Help Bring Freedom To Palestine [1]
  • UK: The Inquiries Bill - the Wrong Answer [2]
  • Serbia & Montenegro: Failure to Fulfil Commitments [3]
  • Shooting of USAID Officer in Darfur [4]
  • U.S.-Mexican Border Security to be a Hot Topic [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00371.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00370.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00369.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00367.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0503/S00372.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    William Rivers Pitt On The Terri Schiavo Case

    - The greatest strength of the Republican majority in Congress and their allies in the White House is their unfailing ability to say and do anything, no matter how hypocritical or brazen or wrong, in order to win. See... William Rivers Pitt: Dictators, Tyrants and Fools [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00232.htm


    Mike Ruppert Says Peak Oil Is Here

    - "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." - Mark Twain See... The Fire Is No Longer On Its Way - It Has Begun [1] . See also... Marshall Auerback: The Militarisation Of Oil [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00231.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00230.htm


    Am Johal: Hell In The Hebron Hills

    - Off the beaten path, you see the desert for miles from Hebron Hills on this September day. If it weren't for the military outposts, the barbed wire and the checkpoints, it would actually be quite peaceful here - a National Geographic spread waiting to happen. The goats are grazing nearby. Amidst the chaos and the hell, there's beauty here. See... Am Johal: Hell in Hebron - Hebron Hills [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00226.htm


    Harvey Wasserman: If Christ Returned Today

    - As we enter another Easter Season, it's become all too obvious that if Christ returns, those who hate in his name will slime him, then kill him. Christ was a long-haired peace activist who would have been sickened to his soul by the war in Iraq. See... If Jesus Returns, Karl Rove Will Kill Him [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00225.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Public Address - Public Address 23/03/05 - One Way [1]
  • Bernard Weiner - Bernard Weiner: Rove's Tricky Decoy Dump [2]
  • William Blum - William Blum: The Anti-Empire Report, No. 19 [3]
  • Edith Fletcher - Edith Fletcher: A Picture Of Indecent Exposure [4]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: Security Of Life [5]
  • Angie Pratt - Bush Isn't Interested in Fixing Social Security [6]
  • Ivan Eland - Ivan Eland: Free Commerce vs. National Security [7]
  • Sam Smith - Sam Smith: Things To Do In The Bad Times (Updated) [8]
  • Mark Drolette - Drolette: The Fashionable Politics of Face-Spiting [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00233.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00234.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00223.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00222.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00221.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00220.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00219.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00227.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0503/S00224.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Cullen Fund Move Into NZ Assets Welcomed By Winston

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters is welcoming the Government’s belated recognition of a need to make better use of its Superannuation Fund currently valued at $5.75 billion. See... Buy Back New Zealand’s Assets [1] MORE: NZ Super Fund - NZ Super Fund Changes Asset Allocation [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00483.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00288.htm


    Record Current Account Deficit Alarms Opposition

    - Rt Hon Winston Peters said today that the current account deficit, up almost $4 billion in the space of twelve months to a record $9.3 billion, is just one further warning as to the true state of the New Zealand economy. See... Further Warning On True State Of Economy [1] MORE:

  • National - Huge deficit another sign of growing imbalances [2]
  • Statistics NZ - Balance of Payments and International Investment [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00490.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00487.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0503/S00286.htm


    National's Pansy Wong On Campbell Live's Big Scoop

    - National’s Asian Relationships spokeswoman, Pansy Wong, says Labour has known about driver licensing fraud for months, but appears to have done nothing about it. She is commenting on reports that people are buying licences for $400. “For years there have been complaints made about outrageous scams and advertisements. This kind of unacceptable conduct has gone on for too long, with nothing being done,” says Mrs Wong. See... Labour ignored driving licence fraud claims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00471.htm


    MORE POLITICAL HEADLINES:

  • National - Australian ban on NZ apples unacceptable [1]
  • National - Possible flu outbreak, but no vaccinea>
  • National - Labour must listen to disability expert [2]
  • Govt. - Prime Minister's Fellowship established with Samoa>
  • Govt. - Goff meets Tokelau Council to review cyclone aid [3]
  • Govt. Support for seasonal labour shortage strategy [4]
  • Govt. - Addressing housing pressures under strong growth [5]
  • Govt - Partnerships help 500 people off benefits [6]
  • Progressive - robson-on-politics - Tues 22 March [7]
  • Greens - United conservation plans driven by DOC-hatred [8]
  • New Zealand First - DumbEconomics Ruining Exporters – Peters [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00484.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00495.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00492.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00485.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00478.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00477.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00473.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00472.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0503/S00482.htm

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