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Top Scoop Stories - 10 December 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - December 10, 2007

LEAD STORY:

EFB: Herald Accused Of Censorship And Misinformation

NZ POLITICS:

Police: Birthday Celebration Tragedy For Homicide Victim
Politics: Labour Select Candidate For Safe Rimutaka Seat
Scoop News: Secret Zaoui Witness Arrested, Flees To Germany
Santa's Helpers: Defence Primed For Xmas Toy Explosion

WORLD:

Bali UNFCCC Conference: Small Island Nations Seek Action On Climate Change
Iraq: Basra Handover "In Two Weeks" Says British Leader
Bali Conference: Call For People's Protocol On Climate Change
Middle East: Racism In Israel Reached New Heights In 2007
Foreign Affairs: UK PM Calls For Immediate Release Of Iraq Hostages

COMMENT:

Rosalea Barker - Stateside Travel: From DC To CA Via The Southeast
Sean Penn: Piano Wire Pupeteers - The Constitution, Media, & Dennis Kucinich
Sherwood Ross: Bush Reaction to NIE Reveals Him as World Warmonger No. 1
Bradblog: GOP Initiative to Grab California Electoral College Votes Fails to Meet Deadline for June Ballot
Michael Winship: Rudy's Numbers Don't Add Up
Bill Berkowitz: Wolfowitz on the rebound

LIFESTYLE:

Celebrity Sports: Brawn Gives Beauty Volleyball Thumping
America's Cup: Bertarelli Expresses His Vision For the Auld Mug
Theatre: Pint Sized Theatre Returns With Political Bite
Creativity: Short Film Competition Opens To Young People


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LEAD STORY

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EFB: Herald Accused Of Censorship And Misinformation - The New Zealand Herald has censored parts of a 200 word article that the Greens were asked to submit on campaign finance reform for yesterday's edition. They deleted the opening paragraph that was critical of the Herald's coverage of the issue, and replaced it with their own commentary at the end of the article. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00184.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Police: Birthday Celebration Tragedy For Homicide Victim - A young man's birthday celebration ended in tragedy when he died in Kenepuru Hospital a short time after he was stabbed in an unprovoked attack in Cannons Creek, Porirua early this morning. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00081.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00094.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00093.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00092.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00091.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00090.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00087.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00085.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00084.htm


Politics: Labour Select Candidate For Safe Rimutaka Seat - Labour have selected Beehive political advisor Chris Hipkins as the candidate for the safe Rimutaka seat in 2008. The current MP for Rimutaka, Paul Swain, is retiring from politics.More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00115.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0712/S00077.htm


Scoop News: Secret Zaoui Witness Arrested, Flees To Germany - Scoop's Selwyn Manning reports that Mohammed Samraoui, once Algeria's top spook for north Europe and a secret witness in the Ahmed Zaoui hearings was recently arrested in Spain awaiting deportation papers from Algiers. Col. Samraoui fled this week back to Germany, fearing for his life. (Scoop Media image of Mohammed Samraoui by Selwyn Manning). More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00102.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00086.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00075.htm


Santa's Helpers: Defence Primed For Xmas Toy Explosion - Teddy bears, books, toys, Christmas cakes, tinned fruit and chocolate biscuits were among the many donations given this week by the New Zealand Defence Force. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0712/S00086.htm


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WORLD

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Bali UNFCCC Conference: Small Island Nations Seek Action On Climate Change - Small island States today called on industrialized countries to take a leadership role at the Bali Climate Change Conference and adopt targets to keep the world from warming past the point where catastrophic impacts would occur. "No island should be left behind," said Angus Friday of Grenada, the Chairman of the Alliance of Small Island States. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00602.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00611.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00603.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00559.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00574.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00570.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00555.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00552.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00485.htm
[10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00488.htm
[11] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00453.htm
[12] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00473.htm
[13] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00452.htm
[14] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00395.htm


Iraq: Basra Handover "In Two Weeks" Says British Leader - The Prime Minister has announced that Basra will be handed back to Iraqi control within two weeks. Mr Brown made the announcement whilst on a surprise visit to troops in Iraq. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00609.htm


Bali Conference: Call For People's Protocol On Climate Change - Almost five thousand people are expected to march across Indonesia today on International Human Rights Day, to join a growing coalition of individuals and people's organisations from around the world that are calling for a People's Protocol on Climate Change. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00611.htm


Middle East: Racism In Israel Reached New Heights In 2007 - Racism is on the rise among Israeli Jews, and residents of the most marginalized areas of Israel and the Occupied Territories suffer from severe infringements of their basic rights, including the right to dignity, freedom of movement, social services. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00605.htm


Foreign Affairs: UK PM Calls For Immediate Release Of Iraq Hostages - Speaking in a televised statement earlier today, Mr Brown said his first thoughts are with the five hostages and their families who have endured ''an enormous amount'' since the men were taken in May. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0712/S00593.htm


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COMMENT

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Rosalea Barker - Stateside Travel: From DC To CA Via The Southeast - I left DC on a Sunday evening just as the front edge of a winter storm hit the District, bringing cold rain that by the next day would be tinged with sleet. In sunny weather, you normally wait... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00118.htm


Sean Penn: Piano Wire Pupeteers - The Constitution, Media, & Dennis Kucinich - It's been an odd week. For me, a particularly odd week. But that's another story. So, wait a minute. Iran DOESN'T have nuclear weapon capability??? So, who are we gonna bomb? I want to bomb somebody! Didn't Senator Clinton just vote in essence ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00124.htm


Sherwood Ross: Bush Reaction to NIE Reveals Him as World Warmonger No. 1 - So, just how much are the American people supposed to take? Here we've got a president who lied us into making war on Iraq and who, despite a new National Intelligence Estimate(NIE), is... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00119.htm


Bradblog: GOP Initiative to Grab California Electoral College Votes Fails to Meet Deadline for June Ballot - The Republican Party's effort to unilaterally award itself 20 or so of California's 55 Electoral College votes in next year's Presidential Election has failed to reach its fundraising goals for a second time, according to the LA Times today...More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00121.htm


Michael Winship: Rudy's Numbers Don't Add Up - Back in the days when I was a publicist, one of the people whose work I promoted was a filmmaker who frequently appeared on television talk shows. From time to time, the host or another guest would challenge his facts and figures, at which point he ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00125.htm


Bill Berkowitz: Wolfowitz on the rebound - Despite being forced to resign in disgrace as president of the World Bank and helping lead America into the biggest foreign policy disaster in history, Wolfie is still useful to the Bush administration More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0712/S00120.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Celebrity Sports: Brawn Gives Beauty Volleyball Thumping - Hundreds of spectators gathered in Auckland's Viaduct Harbour today to watch teams of young women serve up a great start to summer at the inaugural Venus Breeze Volleyball Challenge. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00113.htm


America's Cup: Bertarelli Expresses His Vision For the Auld Mug - Ernesto Bertarelli, President of Alinghi and current Defender of the Trophy, expresses his vision and feelings about the oldest sports trophy in the world. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00105.htm


Theatre: Pint Sized Theatre Returns With Political Bite - The Six O'clock Swill is a monthly series of one act plays held at Mighty Mighty on Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand. This week week's play has is political and somewhat bent. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00109.htm


Creativity: Short Film Competition Opens To Young People - The Ministry of Youth Development is inviting young New Zealanders to pick up a camera, make the most of summer, and enter ID360 short film competition. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0712/S00103.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0712/S00193.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, December 10, 2007

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