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Top Scoop Stories - 10 January 2008 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - January 10, 2008

LEAD STORY:

Primaries: Barack, Hillary - Sinister Nothingness Of "Change"

NZ POLITICS:

Scoop Disasters and Natural Events: 900 Civil Defence Events Recorded In 2007
Local Government: Last Year's 'surplus' More Apparent Than Real
Scoop Art and Entertainment: Removal Of Greymouth War Memorial Gates
NZ World News: Veteran Peace Campaigner Appointed To UN
Scoop Lifestyle: Sunny Summer Holidays Make For Busy Surf Lifeguard
Scoop Statistics: KiwiSaver Numbers Pass 380,000 In First Six Months

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Scoop Retail: Beware Of The Conman Wearing A Boiler Suit

WORLD:

Sexual Orientation: UK Law Firm In Gay-Friendly Workplace Rankings
Barack Obama: Yes We Can, Thank You New Hampshire
Scoop World News: Settlers Build In Hebron, Police Standby And Watch
World News: New Tourism Chief For Norfolk Island

COMMENT:

U.S. Elections: Clinton, McCain Win New Hampshire Primaries
Ernest Partridge: Kristolnicht: The Decline Of The New York Times
Thailand: She's Back! Thaksin's Wife Returns
Tanveer Jafri: Obstacles For Parvez Musharraf

LIFESTYLE:

Medical: Joe Finds True Bliss With Jenny Craig
Police and Crime: 2007 Drowning Statistics Continue Downward Trend
Scoop Lifestyle: New ENZA Sponsorship Kick Starts Olympic Countdown


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LEAD STORY

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Primaries: Barack, Hillary - Sinister Nothingness Of "Change" - Black Agenda Report writes: The scam of this still-new century enthralls and envelopes the nation, a narrowly-packaged farce in which political twins Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama pretend they are not joined at the hip on every public policy issue that has been allowed to enter the corporate media-vetted discourse: health care, Iraq, trade. Even these points of (non)contention disappear in the din of purely commercial marketing mantras with infinitely malleable meanings: "Change," "Hope," "Reform." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00077.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00115.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00084.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00074.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00067.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00080.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Scoop Disasters and Natural Events: 900 Civil Defence Events Recorded In 2007 - The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Ministry announced today that it recorded 900 weather and geological events or emergencies last year. ''It has been a year of earthquakes, severe weather, tornadoes, floods, a lahar, an eruption, and tsunamis ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00056.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00064.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00052.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00002.htm


Local Government: Last Year's 'surplus' More Apparent Than Real - "Unfortunately the bulk of the surprising 'surplus' indicated in last year's ARC annual report (year ending 30 June 07) and reported this week is not a genuine surplus at all, but is made up of several one-off elements. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00022.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00019.htm


Scoop Art and Entertainment: Removal Of Greymouth War Memorial Gates - The New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) has condemned the insensitive removal of the memorial gate pillars at the former Grey Main School in Greymouth. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00030.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00051.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00059.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00063.htm


NZ World News: Veteran Peace Campaigner Appointed To UN - Dr Kate Dewes, veteran peace and disarmament campaigner and Coordinator of the Peace Foundation Disarmament & Security Centre in Christchurch, has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to his Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00059.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00057.htm


Scoop Lifestyle: Sunny Summer Holidays Make For Busy Surf Lifeguard - Hot sunny days and Christmas holidays have meant a busy month for Surf Life Saving Northern Region lifeguards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00050.htm


Scoop Statistics: KiwiSaver Numbers Pass 380,000 In First Six Months - The number of New Zealanders signed up for KiwiSaver at the end of the scheme's first six months is far more than was expected for its first year, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00053.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Scoop Retail: Beware Of The Conman Wearing A Boiler Suit - The Newmarket Business Association is urging Auckland retailers to be wary of a man in a boiler suit who promises to remove graffiti etching from windows but then flees with retailers' cash. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00037.htm


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WORLD

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Sexual Orientation: UK Law Firm In Gay-Friendly Workplace Rankings - Gay pride is not something we hear a huge amount about these days with lawyers, notwithstanding the occasional lawsuits (like Cravath's faced last year). However Pinsent Masons, the UK lawyers, are positively bursting with gay pride at being named by gay rights ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00116.htm


Barack Obama: Yes We Can, Thank You New Hampshire - I want to congratulate Senator Clinton on a hard-fought victory here in New Hampshire. A few weeks ago, no one imagined that we'd have accomplished what we did here tonight. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00115.htm


Scoop World News: Settlers Build In Hebron, Police Standby And Watch - Early this morning at 4am, settlers from the occupied house Beit HaShalom and Kiryat Arba began putting up structures on Palestinian land beloging to the Jabri family, across the way from them. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00114.htm


World News: New Tourism Chief For Norfolk Island - Terry Watson, 53, moves to the island with wife Debbie on January 14 to take over from Steve McInnes, who returns to Sydney after two and a half years in the top tourism job. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00113.htm

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COMMENT

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U.S. Elections: Clinton, McCain Win New Hampshire Primaries - Hillary Clinton became the new comeback kid by parlaying a third place finish in the Iowa Caucuses into a New Hampshire win in the nation's first Primary Election on Tuesday. On the Republican side, John McCain also breathed new life into his campaign. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00076.htm


Ernest Partridge: Kristolnicht: The Decline Of The New York Times - While I gave up on the Times some time ago, I can't allow the latest outrage, the hiring of William Kristol as the newest Times columnist, to pass by without complaint. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00075.htm


Thailand: She's Back! Thaksin's Wife Returns - Submitting to ''her surrender'' and challenging Bangkok's coup-installed junta, fugitive Pojaman Shinawatra returned to Thailand on Tuesday (January 8) to defend her role in alleged corruption committed when her husband was prime minister. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00078.htm


Tanveer Jafri: Obstacles For Parvez Musharraf - Pakistan President Parvez Musharraf, at present, is above all the heads of the states in the world, which are face to face with the internal troubles & political instability. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00082.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Medical: Joe Finds True Bliss With Jenny Craig - Weight management company Jenny Craig has signed former True Bliss band member and radio presenter, Joe Cotton, as its first celebrity ambassador for Jenny Craig New Zealand. Joe features in a new Jenny Craig television advertisement, currently airing ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00043.htm


Police and Crime: 2007 Drowning Statistics Continue Downward Trend - There were a total of 110 drowning deaths in New Zealand in 2007. The announcement of the official drowning toll by Water Safety New Zealand (WSNZ) indicates the continuing trend of declining drowning numbers. It is the second lowest annual toll since records ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00052.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00025.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00023.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00020.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00024.htm


Scoop Lifestyle: New ENZA Sponsorship Kick Starts Olympic Countdown - New ENZA sponsorship kick starts countdown to 2012 Olympics for women's beach volleyball team More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00033.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, January 10, 2008

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