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Top Scoop Stories - 09 January 2008 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - January 09, 2008

LEAD STORY:

Rosalea Barker: New Hampshire Primary Results - Part 1

NZ POLITICS:

Scoop Military and Defence Issues: Minister Concerned? Send A Frigate - Greens

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Finance: Pin Punching Kiwi's Spend $4.0 Billion In December
Scoop Weather: Late Summer As La Nina Continues

WORLD:

United Nations: Two Peacekeepers Wounded In South Lebanon
His Day In Court: SCSL War Crimes Trial Of Charles Taylor Resumes
Conservation: Illegal Logging And Road Building Threatens Tigers And Tribes Of The Heart Of Sumatra

COMMENT:

Daniel Patrick Welch: No Change For Me - I Want Bills
U.S. Elections: New Hampshire Primary - ALL Diebold, ALL The Time
U.S. Elections: Huckabee - Social Conservatism Plus Populism-Lite?
Uri Avnery: The Case Of The White Bird
Jason Leopold: CIA Tapes Destroyed As Pressure Mounted

LIFESTYLE:

Scoop Art and Entertainment: Presenting The Tinkles


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LEAD STORY

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Rosalea Barker: New Hampshire Primary Results - Part 1 - The town I stayed in last August, Littleton, is not very far from the tiny hamlet of Dixville Notch, whose election results I watched on local television news in California during the 9 pm bulletin last night, Monday, January 7. The polling place in a famous resort hotel opened at midnight, seventeen people voted, and the polls closed shortly thereafter. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00067.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00036.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00065.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00061.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00057.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/4245.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/4251.html


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NZ POLITICS

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Scoop Military and Defence Issues: Minister Concerned? Send A Frigate - Greens - The Government must back up the Conservation Minister's concerns for safety in the Antarctic region, expressed this morning, by sending New Zealand Navy frigates to the region, Green Party Conservation Spokesperson Metiria Turei says. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00043.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00034.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/4255.html


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Finance: Pin Punching Kiwi's Spend $4.0 Billion In December - During December 2007 New Zealanders spent over $4.0 billion across the country via 70 million transactions processed through the Paymark network alone, up 8 percent year-on-year. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00024.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00022.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00018.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00029.htm


Scoop Weather: Late Summer As La Nina Continues - Temperatures over late summer (January - March) are very likely to be above average for the time of year in the west of the North Island and the entire South Island says NIWA's National Climate Centre. According to the centre's seasonal climate ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00006.htm


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WORLD

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United Nations: Two Peacekeepers Wounded In South Lebanon - Two peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) were injured today after the vehicle they were travelling in was hit by a blast in southern Lebanon. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00105.htm


His Day In Court: SCSL War Crimes Trial Of Charles Taylor Resumes - After a delay of more than four months, the war crimes trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor resumed today at the United Nations-backed Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00097.htm


Conservation: Illegal Logging And Road Building Threatens Tigers And Tribes Of The Heart Of Sumatra - "We urge APP and its partners to stop clearing any more natural forest whose ecological, environmental and cultural conservation values have not been determined and to stop sourcing any of its purchased wood from such forests," Ian Kosasih, WWF-Indonesia's Forest Program Director, said. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00090.htm


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COMMENT

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Daniel Patrick Welch: No Change For Me - I Want Bills - In the runup to this year's political circus, the buzzwords of hope and change are being bandied about like the cheap currency they are. Divested of any real meaning by their repetition and cynical misapplication, they quickly become empty slogans. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00063.htm


U.S. Elections: New Hampshire Primary - ALL Diebold, ALL The Time - Tomorrow's New Hampshire primary represents a major turning point in the presidential primaries. We've got the rising star of Obama, the stunned Clinton camp, and the populist efforts of the fast moving Democrat, John Edwards, just off a 9% increase. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00057.htm


U.S. Elections: Huckabee - Social Conservatism Plus Populism-Lite? - Far right dubs Huckabee the `Big Government' candidate! Owing to his convincing victory in the Iowa Republican Party caucuses, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee has become "viable." Over the next few weeks expect the mainstream media to both welcome the folksy/friendly Huckabee with open arms, and slice and dice his record and past statements. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00040.htm


Uri Avnery: The Case Of The White Bird - In public opinion polls, Tzipi Livni has enjoyed a remarkable popularity. She trumps all the other politicians in the governing coalition. While the rating of the two Ehuds - Olmert and Barak - was going down, hers was on the way up. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00050.htm


Jason Leopold: CIA Tapes Destroyed As Pressure Mounted - The CIA destroyed videotapes showing its agents subjecting high-level al-Qaeda detainees to waterboarding after the agency's inspector general issued a classified report in the spring of 2004 that concluded the interrogation methods used on the prisoners. Details about when the videotapes were expected to be destroyed were revealed in a February 2003 letter released last week by Congresswoman Jane Harman. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00056.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Scoop Art and Entertainment: Presenting The Tinkles - Meet Big Tones; an aging, ginger-haired 80's boybander trying to get back into entertainment scene with a revolutionary idea: Creating a kiwi children's entertainment group to rival Hi5! More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00031.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, January 09, 2008

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