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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: A Week Of It: If Tamihere Had Had An Opponent? & Winsome Winston
Operation Waikowhai: Police Call In Criminal Profiler Experts
Scoop Report: Zimbabwe's Olonga: "Shame On Us If We Don’t Try"
Otago University Research Shows Junk Food Adverts Rife Around Schools
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Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Emily Heads For Crawford
Scoop Report: Romania Shaken By Flood Disaster And Agricultural Losses
UN Chief Seeks Expansion Of Security Council
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SCOOP COLUMNS:
Jason Leopold On The Imminent Fall Of Bush's Brain
Lyndon Hood's Guide To Election Lexicography
Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Palestine
Russell Brown: Out Of The Mouths Of…
Suzan Mazur Explores The Mormon/Mason/ Diebold Nexus
Guest Opinion: Harry Potter vs The Warjocks
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Peters Launches Offensive On Right Flank And Releases Brash Letter
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LEAD STORY:
A Week Of It: If Tamihere Had Had An Opponent? & Winsome Winston

In This Edition: [1] - JT Gets In the Muthafunkin Ring…with a Female Prime TV reporter - Peters As Good as Promises To Go With National By Attacking Brash - Culprit For Press Gallery Ranking Terror Partially Un- masked - Thought for the week: See... A Week of It: Boxing Blues & Winston’s Promises [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00230.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00230.htm


Operation Waikowhai: Police Call In Criminal Profiler Experts

- Members of the Police Criminal Profiling team will today assist the homicide team investigating the death of 22 year-old Mt Roskill resident, Katrina Jefferies. Miss Jefferies' body was found in Waikowhai Park at about 8.20am on Tuesday morning and the officer in charge of the homicide inquiry, Detective Senior Sergeant Gerry Whitley said the profiling experts were being consulted to see what they could add to the investigation. He said it was important to keep all options open when dealing with a "whodunnit" type of investigation. Image by Jason Dorday. See... Homicide investigation consulting with experts [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0507/S00112.htm


Scoop Report: Zimbabwe's Olonga: "Shame On Us If We Don’t Try"

- Kevin List caught up today with Zimbabwe’s first black test cricketer Henry Olonga, who surmised that ‘life would be very uncomfortable’ should he return to Zimbabwe. See... Olonga Adamant Tour Should Be Called Off [1] ALSO:

  • GPJA - Olonga To Speak At Public Meeting In Auck Tonight [2]
  • ICC - ICC Advises Goff Its Regulations Will Not Change [3]
  • ACT - Pure Greens hypocrisy on cricket tour [4]
  • ACT - Goff should stop playing politics with NZ Cricket [5]
  • Greens - ICC gives Govt green light to call off tour [6]
  • GPJA - Protest March Against Zimbabwe Cricket Tour [7]
  • GPJA - Dairy Note: Boycott the Mugabe Regime Protest [8]
  • GPJA - Download Your GPJA Protest Poster Here (pdf)... [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00207.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00134.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0507/S00102.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00297.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00294.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00273.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00113.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00119.htm
    [9] - http://gpja.pl.net/files/Zimbabwe%20Tour%20-%20poster%20-%204%20July%202005.pdf


    Otago University Research Shows Junk Food Adverts Rife Around Schools

    - Ads for unhealthy foods high in fat, salt or sugar make up over two-thirds of all outdoor food advertising in areas around secondary schools and may be contributing to New Zealand’s obesity epidemic, according to a preliminary study… See... Junk food heavily advertised near high schools [1] ALSO:

  • Greens - Junk food ads near schools [2]
  • What is Happening Just Outside the School Gates? [3]
  • Ads for junk food – our kids are soaking in them [4]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0507/S00053.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00316.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00137.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00136.htm


    MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Christians and Muslims Rally in defence of tolerance [1]
  • Research: Junk Food Heavily Advertised Near High Schools [2]
  • Govt Delivers 1000 More State Homes [3]
  • Consumer Prices Increase 0.9 Percent [4]
  • Images: Norm Dances To The Beat Of Outward Bound [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0507/S00139.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0507/S00053.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00312.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0507/S00187.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0507/S00103.htm


    Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Emily Heads For Crawford

    - Hurricane Emily, which has now reached Category 3 intensity making her the second official "major hurricane" of the 2005 season - and which is forecast to continue to intensifying to at least Category 4 status - may now to be headed for a Texas Coast landfall, directly through the Texas offshore oil fields. According to the latest long range computer forecast from the NOAA GFS mode Emily will come ashore in the United States midway between Freeport and Corpus Christi on July 20th. See... Supercomputer Weather: Hurricane Emily Texas Bound [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00226.htm


    Scoop Report: Romania Shaken By Flood Disaster And Agricultural Losses

    - Contacts in Romania say 11300 homes have been destroyed by flood-waters, and 70,000 animals have perished. Worst hit is Romania’s south east region where much of the nation’s agricultural heart lies. Concerns exist for what this means for the nation’s future wellbeing. Romania’s Prime Minister Calin Tariceanu has asked for international help including food-aid to help those devastated by the flood. See... Romania Faces More Rain After Floods Strike Nation [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00295.htm


    UN Chief Seeks Expansion Of Security Council

    - Pressing ahead with his proposal to enlarge the United Nations Security Council, which has primary responsibility for the maintenance of global peace and security, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said the 15-member body is not sufficiently democratic or representative of the world organization’s vastly increased membership. “I think we all have to admit that the Council can be more democratic and more representative,” Mr. Annan told reporters yesterday of the body whose membership total has remained unchanged since 1965, when the UN itself had only a fraction of its current 191 member states. “There is a democracy deficit in the UN governance that has to be corrected.” See... Annan Presses for Enlarged Security Council [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00285.htm


    MORE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Sierra Leone: UN Should Call For Taylor's Surrender [1]
  • Kosovo: Lead Poisoning Threatens Hundreds Of Kosovars [2]
  • Amnesty Says UN ‘Deal’ On Arms Controls: Has No Teeth [3]
  • UN AIDS Programme Criticizes SA Police Action [4]
  • Spain & Turkey Move To Bridge Gap Between Islam & West [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00291.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00289.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00288.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00284.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00276.htm


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    SCOOP COLUMNS

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    Jason Leopold On The Imminent Fall Of Bush's Brain

    - Looks like Karl Rove did break the law, the same federal law that got Martha Stewart sentenced to six months in prison. It now appears that Rove, President Bush’s chief of staff, may have lied to the FBI in October 2003—a federal crime—when he was questioned by federal agents investigating who was responsible for leaking information about a covert CIA operative to the media. See... Report Shows Rove May Have Lied to FBI, A Felony [1] MORE:

  • Harvey Wasserman - Will Traitor Rove Follow Nixon's Fatal Footsteps? [2]
  • Greg Palast - : Mr. Rove And The Access Of Evil [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00227.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00229.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00184.htm


    Lyndon Hood's Guide To Election Lexicography

    - Having trouble sorting out the scandals from the storms-in-tea-cup? Have you been left drowning and helpless in waves of catch-all buzzwords and empty political rhetoric, and that even though actual campaigning hasn't started yet? See... Lyndon Hood: An Election-Year Glossary [1] . ALSO: This week on Fighting Talk: a guest post from London, ruminations on national days and jailed journalists from Hamish, and lashings of random outpourings from Lyndon. See... Fighting Talk this Week: Taking on the World [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00209.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00198.htm


    Yasser Abu Moailek's Letter From Palestine

    - Palestinians have generally considered that talk of natural gas or similar minerals being found under the Gaza Strip was only for dreamers. However, a recent discovery of a large field of natural gas has gripped the imaginations of many Gazans. See... Good Gas Is Gaza's New Treasure [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0507/S00277.htm


    Russell Brown: Out Of The Mouths Of…

    - My 10 year-old hears a lot more than he usually lets on. Earlier this week, we were watching yet another TV item on the Zimbabwe cricket tour, and he piped up: "why can't the government just get on with it and intervene?" He said that, from the way ... See... Public Address 15/07/05 - Not Just Cricket [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00225.htm


    Suzan Mazur Explores The Mormon/Mason/ Diebold Nexus

    - Diebold, the Ohio computer election systems manufacturer, remains under a cloud regarding irregularities in its tabulation of the 2004 US presidential vote, which led to the reinstalling of George W. Bush. So it may be productive to explore what appears to be a significant Diebold-Mormon link, as well as observe how the Mormons are jockeying for a major political role in America. See... Suzan Mazur: Diebold & The Mormon Mason Handshake [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00222.htm


    Guest Opinion: Harry Potter vs The Warjocks

    - Harry awoke from a sound sleep, rubbed his eyes, and wondered if his dream was only a nightmare. He dreamt that, in a world of witches, warlocks and spells, a dark spell had been cast on two mighty nations. The people of America and England adored diversion, fast food filled with toxins, children's books and childish movies, cosmetic makeovers, brutish sports, mindless millionaires and vacuous celebrities. See... Harry Potter And the Princes of Darkness [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00215.htm


    MORE SCOOP COMMENTARY:

  • Rosalea Barker - Stateside: Where Rosalea Gets Bloggy W'It [1]
  • Martin LeFevre - Meditations (Politics): War on the Human Spirit [2]
  • Kamala Sarup - Kamala Sarup: Women In Iraq War Continue Victims [3]
  • Stirling Newberry - Stirling Newberry: Peak Olives [4]
  • William Blum - The Anti-Empire Report July 14, 2005 [5]
  • Toni Solo - The Importance Of Haiti – Camille Chalmers [6]
  • Bob Fitrakis - Voter Registrations Shredded in Hocking County OH? [7]
  • Dave McArthur - Bonus Joules: White is Black [8]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00224.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00223.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00220.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00219.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00218.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00217.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00214.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00204.htm


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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    POLITICAL NEWSLETTERS

    - Transtasman Political Letter – 14 July Digest [1] & Molesworth & Featherston (Lobby Edition) – 15/7/05 [2]

    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00213.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00212.htm

    Peters Launches Offensive On Right Flank And Releases Brash Letter

    - A concerned constituent passed on a most disturbing letter from the so-called leader of the opposition basically trying to threaten the Grey Power executive. (Read out Brash complaint and Grey Power reply - 1st letter from Brash 21 June; 2nd letter from Grey Power 28 June). This is a most troubling development in the way some conduct their politics in this country. For example, over the last four months, whenever I have campaigned at Grey Power meetings, the National party has seen fit to bombard vehicles outside the meetings with their paraphernalia, including parking their candidates’ vehicles, signatured, in the carpark. See... Peters: The Super Rip-Off Continues [1] ALSO:

  • Scoop Transcript - Dr Brash Letter to Grey Power [2]
  • NZ Govt - Brash blunder shows pressure taking toll [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00317.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0507/S00221.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00322.htm


    MORE POLITICS HEADLINES:

  • Govt - Advisory to 2000 building industry participants [1]
  • Govt - NZ contributions to Niue and Tokelau trust funds [2]
  • Govt - Investment to build quality in foundation learning [3]
  • Govt - New way of looking at NZ oceans a world-first [4]
  • Labour - Affordable housing for the Queenstown region [5]
  • Greens - Junk food ads near schools [6]
  • Greens - Asking players to wear armbands is a cop-out [7]
  • ACT - ACT on Auckland Central Remand Prison handover [8]
  • Nats - National supports Early Childhood Strategy [9]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00325.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00320.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00319.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00314.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00315.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00316.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00313.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00326.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00324.htm


    POLITICAL COLUMNS:

  • Govt - Beehive Bulletin [1]
  • Nats - The Mapp Report: Are We Safe in New Zealand? [2]
  • Nats - Newsworthy - July 14, 2005 [3]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00321.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00323.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0507/S00318.htm

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