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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Solicitor General Called In For Berrymans
No Naughty Net Research Needed, Says SSC -
Kevin List's Had A Month Of It
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Condoleezza Rice Goes To Russia
MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

SCOOP COLUMNS:
How The United States Is Able To Torture Political Prisoners
Hon Simon Upton's Diaspora Edition Newsletter
MOTORNET: Karl Ferguson On Subaru's RS
Bonus Joules Is Banned From The Welly. College Of Ed.
Julie Webb-Pullman Gives The US A Human Rights Report Card
Martin LeFevre Meditates On Benedict XVI
MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Chicago Palestine Film Festival: 2000 Terrorists
Green Team Ready To Have A Crack At Election 2005 -
Planet Needs Saving For 365 days of the Year -
Coddington Takes A Swipe At Media Before Re-entering Fourth Estate -
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LEAD STORY:
Solicitor General Called In For Berrymans

[1] Attorney-General Michael Cullen said today he had asked the Solicitor-General to consider and report on whether there were grounds to apply to the High Court to issue an order for a new inquest into the death of Kenneth Richards on the property of .Keith and Margaret Berryman in 1994. “The Solicitor-General alone has the statutory responsibility to determine whether such an application should be made." See... The Berrymans [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00501.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00501.htm


No Naughty Net Research Needed, Says SSC -

The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, today released a copy of the letter he has sent today to all State sector chief executives regarding the appropriate use of Internet and email by their staff. See... Appropriate Use Of Internet And Email [1] MORE:

  • Police - Police investigation on staff emails [2] , Wellington Police District staff in e-mail inquiry [3] & Canterbury District staff in email inquiry [4]
  • Garnet Milne - Police corruption and immorality is bound to worse [5]
  • Phillips Fox - Police Pornography Warning For All Employees [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00280.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00261.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00262.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00282.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00279.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00275.htm


    Kevin List's Had A Month Of It

    - It’s back, Scoop's 'A Week If It' column, not by any popular demand but just for the sheer flippin' heck of it. Due to the soporific nature of the Parliamentary year this irregular Scoop column went away. It’s hard to type a column when one has fallen asleep at the keyboard. See... A Month of It – Late April Politics, News & Stuff [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00226.htm


    Scoop Report: Enroute To Gallipoli

    - Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning sent in the following snapshots from Dubai where the New Zealand Air Force Boeing 757, currently en-route for Gallipoli Turkey, had a stopover last night. See... Images: Snapshots From The Gallipoli Voyage (2) [1] . EARLIER: Scoop Images: Snapshots From The Gallipoli Voyage [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00227.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00209.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Civil Union Services Available From Tuesday [1]
  • Peace Action Wellington: War mongers at Te Papa [2]
  • Foresight shown in Landsborough purchase [3]
  • Lines Businesses: Commission recommendations [4]
  • Solid Energy seeks to drive down wages [5]
  • 1 Million Withdraw From Chinese Communist Party [6]
  • War mongers at Te Papa [7]
  • Auck. Fair Trade Info. Evening 19 May from 7.30pm [8]
  • Finance companies could improve disclosure [9]
  • Kupe Field Reserves Upgrade [10]
  • Ethnic Diversity Projected to Increase [11]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00283.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00278.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00277.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00276.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00275.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00274.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00273.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00268.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00280.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00278.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00273.htm


    Condoleezza Rice Goes To Russia

    [1] PRESIDENT PUTIN: (in Russian) I'd like to welcome Dr. Rice and her colleagues and I'm very pleased to welcome you here in the Kremlin. I'm very pleased to welcome you here in the Kremlin in your new capacity as the Secretary of State. See... Rice Remarks with Russian President Vladimir Putin [2] MORE: Rice with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov [3] Rice Press Availability at the NATO Ministerial [4] State Dept. Daily Press Briefing April 21, 200 [5] Condoleezza Rice Interview With James Rosen of Fox [6] Rice Remarks to the Press En Route to Vilnius [7] Rice IV With Aleksey Venediktov of Ekho Moskvy [8]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00350.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00350.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00353.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00357.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00356.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00355.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00351.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00349.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Ecuador - The Next Domino to Fall? [1]
  • Ecuador: Respect for human rights [2]
  • Benedict XVI Goes Outside Vatican for 2nd Day [3]
  • Fiji TV Protects Source [4]
  • Aid Workers Unable To Reach 25,000 Displaced In Congo [5]
  • In Indonesia, Annan Keeps Focus On UN Reform [6]
  • UN Human Rights Office In Nepal [7]
  • Nepal: Human rights abuses escalate [8]
  • UN Effort To Help Restore Iraq’s ‘Garden Of Eden’ [9]
  • Colombia: Amnesty International condemns attacks [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00334.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00330.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00354.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00347.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00345.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00344.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00343.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00333.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00338.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00332.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    How The United States Is Able To Torture Political Prisoners

    - Paul Buchanan examines the revelations about torture of political prisoners held in US prisons in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Iraq. See... Buchanan: The Symmetry Between Torture & Terror [1] MORE:

  • Cuban Govt - Guantánamo, A Moral And Legal Black Hole [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00197.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00298.htm


    Hon Simon Upton's Diaspora Edition Newsletter

    - In this issue: France discovers a new way of putting itself at the centre of Europe by threatening to derail the new European Constitution; the Father of the Constitution, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing plans his own apotheosis; and French farmers are given holidays paid for by the taxpayer. ... See... Upton-on-line: France’s Allergic Reaction To EC [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00212.htm


    MOTORNET: Karl Ferguson On Subaru's RS

    - How do you give an existing car that's generally well respected, but no longer the new kid on the block, a new lease of life? Simple really. Take the most popular model and put a bigger engine in it. See... MOTORNET: Old Dog, New Tricks [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00217.htm


    Bonus Joules Is Banned From The Welly. College Of Ed.

    - Banned from me old alma mater. Yes, no room on the Ship of Knowledge for me. Left sitting in the gutter in the cold outside the warm, cosy Home of Education. And they made it sound so wonderful: See... Bonus Joules: New Zealand Heroes [1] 22 April 2005 |


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00225.htm


    Julie Webb-Pullman Gives The US A Human Rights Report Card

    - How does the United States measure up against the Universal Declaration of Human Rights? This, the first of a two part series, assesses US performance in relation to Articles 1 to 15 of the UDHR. See... Julie Webb-Pullman: UDHR Report Card For US, Pt. 1 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00224.htm


    Martin LeFevre Meditates On Benedict XVI

    - So now we (the ‘we’ in this case is most problematic) have a new pope whose diffident exterior masks a doctrinaire interior. The Catholic Church could have embraced worldwide ecumenism. Instead it is, in Pope Benedict XVI, reasserting its medieval claim to ... See... Meditations (Spirituality): The Last Pope? [1] MORE:

  • Bill Berkowitz: Pope Benedict XVI's Questionable Qualifications [2]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00220.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00205.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Molesworth and Featherston - (Lobby Edition) – 21/4/05 [1]
  • Russell Brown - Public Address 22/04/05 – Jesus' Ipod [2]
  • Peter Cresswell - Women & Nuclear Environmentalists [3]
  • UQ Wire - Sibel Edmonds Case Roundup - Links [4]
  • David Swanson - A Nation Is Not a Father or Mother, But Our Child [5]
  • Douglas Mattern - From Earth To Space, There’s No Biz Like War Biz [6]
  • Scoop Link - Scoop Link: Guardian - The End Of Oil Is Close [7]
  • narconews.com - NarcoNews: Del Castillo - US Soldiers in Colombia [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00218.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00222.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00221.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00223.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00216.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00215.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00214.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00213.htm

    Chicago Palestine Film Festival: 2000 Terrorists

    - Several survivors of the 1982 Sabra and Shatila massacre share their testimonies in the documentary “2000 Terrorists.” On September 15, 1982, a day after the assassination of Catholic Maronite, Lebanese President-elect Bashir Gemayel, Christian Phalangists entered the Sabra and Shatila camps. See... Sonia Nettnin Film Review: 2000 Terrorists [1] MORE REVIEWS:

  • Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Door to the Sun – Pt. 1 [2] & Pt. 2 [3]
  • Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Private [4]
  • Nettnin: Massad Lectures at Palestine Film Fest. [5]
  • Sonia Nettnin Film Review: Women in Struggle [6]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00219.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00198.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00199.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00191.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00178.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00154.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Green Team Ready To Have A Crack At Election 2005 -

    The Green Party’s talented team of candidates for this year’s election will attract as many voters as the party’s forward-thinking and practical policies, Green co-leaders Jeanette Fitzsimons and Rod Donald say. See… Green Party List released on Earth Day [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00497.htm


    Planet Needs Saving For 365 days of the Year -

    International Earth Day is a positive celebration of efforts to save the planet, but the challenge is to make every day an Earth Day, says Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons. See…Make Every Day Earth Day: Greens [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00492.htm


    Coddington Takes A Swipe At Media Before Re-entering Fourth Estate -

    I won't miss the catty girlie remarks from female journalists, like Jane Clifton (who's obsessed lately with personally attacking Katherine Rich's lipstick - could there be a green reason for this?) and Linda Clark. See… Liberty Belle - April 22 2005 [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00500.htm


    MORE PARLIAMENT HEADLINES:

  • NZ Govt - Landsborough Station purchased for National Park [1]
  • NZ Govt -Helen Clark Address at Official Luncheon Poland [2]
  • NZ Govt - New Zealand signs tax agreement with Poland [3]
  • NZ Govt - New Zealand Tourism Flows Model Under Way [4]
  • NZ Govt - Government on Waitaki Water Allocation Plan [5]
  • NZ Govt - Budget '05: $12mn for children witnessing Violence [6]
  • National - Foreshore and Seabed Act - the poisoned chalice? [7]
  • National - What’s your petrol tax for? [8]
  • National - Commemorating Sacrifice & Preserving Freedom [9]
  • National - Michael Cullen's spending nightmare [10]
  • NZ First - Time To Take Chlamydia Seriously [11]
  • ACT - Hawkins to blame for drop in police confidence [12]
  • ACT - Govt vindicates ACT's claims over police inquiry [13]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00483.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00482.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00480.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00494.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00488.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00486.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00493.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00498.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00496.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00495.htm
    [11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00499.htm
    [12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00485.htm
    [13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00479.htm

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