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Top Scoop Stories - 15 January 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 15 January 2008

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Satire: Light Verse Versus Politics

NZ POLITICS:

Crime: "Give Bailey Junior Kuariki A Break"
Government: Republicans Welcome Moore's Convention Call
Sir Ed: Which Day For The Public Holiday?
D.I.V.O.R.C.E: Natalie Imbruglia Torn Apart And Plenty of Others

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Legal Eagles: Marilyn Monroe Stages A Comeback In Image Protection Lawsuit
Finger Lickin' Good?: New Code of Practice for Poultry Processing Sector
Commercial Design: Barcodes Attempt To Be Beautiful

WORLD:

European View: Gordon Brown Explains Vision Of "Global Europe"
Australian Climate: 5th Wettest Darwin Day On Record Overall
Ship Wreckers: Steel Beach - Shipbreaking In Bangladesh, An Exhibition
Sour Note: Coca-Cola Ally Recommends India Plant Closure

COMMENT:

Sherwood Ross: D.C. Appellate Court Holds Gitmo Prisoners Are "Non-Persons"
Michael Carmichael: It Wasn't A Miracle, Hillary Won Via A Rigged Vote -- European Press
Uri Avnery: The Hands Are The Hands Of Esau

LIFESTYLE:

Rock Excess: IFK support Melbourne's Bang!Bang!Aids! At PR Bar
Jaws: Omaha Reopens After Shark Incident
Popular Music: Steve Abel Leads Ak Super Folk/Rock Group On Nationwide Jaunt
Adventurers: Aerial Photos of Aussie Kayakers' Arrival


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Satire: Light Verse Versus Politics - Scoop's Lyndon Hood poeticises the pollies:

Though a wit, Michael Cullen
Made some people sullen.

They were grinding their axes
'Cos he'd not cut their taxes.

More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00114.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Crime: "Give Bailey Junior Kuariki A Break" - "Bailey Junior Kuariki is due for release from prison this year... Every time the community or the media publicly highlights his offending, or criticises decisions around his ongoing rehabilitation and reintegration, it will erode his determination to change," said Kim Workman, Project Leader for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00083.htm


Government: Republicans Welcome Moore's Convention Call
- "The Republican Movement welcomes former PM Mike Moore's call for a constitutional convention" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement of Aotearoa New Zealand. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00086.htm


Sir Ed: Which Day For The Public Holiday? - The Green Party believes that an annual public holiday on the day of Sir Edmund Hillary's birth would be a fitting tribute that all New Zealanders could share. "Sir Ed's birthday, July 20, or the Monday nearest to it, would be perfect..." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00092.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00071.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00081.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/4322.html
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/4308.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/4299.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00109.htm


D.I.V.O.R.C.E: Natalie Imbruglia Torn Apart And Plenty of Others - For couples whose marriages are on the rocks, first comes the Christmas break - then the new year break-up. And then, reports the Melbourne Age, the offices of family lawyers will be filled with the annual wave of broken hearts and bitter feelings. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0801/S00080.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Legal Eagles: Marilyn Monroe Stages A Comeback In Image Protection Lawsuit - Loeb & Loeb LLP attorneys secured an order in the Los Angeles Federal District Court granting reconsideration of the previous summary judgment decision that stripped Marilyn Monroe of her posthumous publicity rights. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00094.htm


Finger Lickin' Good?: New Code of Practice for Poultry Processing Sector - New Zealand Food Safety Authority and the New Zealand Poultry Industry Association have developed a new code of practice (COP) specifically for poultry processing. For many years, the Poultry Industry Processing Standard 5 (PIPS5) has been the industry's main standard. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00086.htm


Commercial Design: Barcodes Attempt To Be Beautiful - The "ugly duckling" of packaging - the barcode - is being turned into a swan by a collaborative effort of three organisations who want to encourage designers to incorporate the barcode into their art, as opposed to feeling it is an intrusion. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0801/S00079.htm


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WORLD

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European View: Gordon Brown Explains Vision Of "Global Europe" - Speaking to business leaders at a London conference, the PM said that Europe should act as a ''driving force'' in the changing global economy and called for continued economic reform and liberalisation. Mr Brown highlighted the importance of the EU. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00178.htm


Australian Climate: 5th Wettest Darwin Day On Record Overall - On the morning of Sunday 13 January Darwin Airport recorded its second highest January daily rainfall total on record, and its 5th wettest day overall. It was the highest daily rainfall total since 244mm recorded when Tropical Cyclone Thelma was nearby in December 1998. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00177.htm


Ship Wreckers: Steel Beach - Shipbreaking In Bangladesh, An Exhibition - Skeletons of half-scrapped ships and workers tearing them apart on the mud-flats of Bangladesh are vividly captured in a new photographic exhibition showing the tough reality & dangers of unregulated shipbreaking. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00176.htm


Sour Note: Coca-Cola Ally Recommends India Plant Closure - In a major blow to the Coca-Cola company in India, a report by its ally, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has called for the closure of one of its bottling plants in India - in the village of Kala Dera in the state of Rajasthan. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0801/S00175.htm


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COMMENT

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Sherwood Ross: D.C. Appellate Court Holds Gitmo Prisoners Are "Non-Persons" - It's hard to believe, but the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., just ruled three Muslim British humanitarian workers and a religious pilgrim captured in Afghanistan and detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison, were non-persons! the Appeals Court held the Pentagon can do as it pleases to aliens held outside U.S. borders.More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00125.htm


Michael Carmichael: It Wasn't A Miracle, Hillary Won Via A Rigged Vote -- European Press - The mainstream Italian media are reporting both the rigging of the New Hampshire primary for Senator Hillary Clinton and the official demands for a swift, accurate and impartial recount. In an article written by Marcello Foa, one of Europe's most respected journalists, it appears that vote tallies for all Democratic candidates as well as Republicans were reduced by Diebold vote-counting machines. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00124.htm


Uri Avnery: The Hands Are The Hands Of Esau - Jacob exploited the absence of his brother and went to his father in order to steal a blessing. "The voice is Jacob's voice, but the hands are the hands of Esau." (Genesis, 27: 22). Yet Jacob, the impostor, did receive the blessing and became the father of the nation of Israel. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00119.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Rock Excess: IFK support Melbourne's Bang!Bang!Aids! At PR Bar - Infinite Flying Kick support Melbourne band Bang!Bang!Aids! at the PR Bar, Ponsonby on Tuesday Jan 22 ( that's next week). The small venue should be the ideal catalyst to ensure some lovely early week chaos. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00093.htm


Jaws: Omaha Reopens After Shark Incident - Lifeguards will be back on duty at Omaha Beach after an incident involving a three-metre bronze whaler shark biting the lifeguards' inflatable rescue boat... Lifeguard Manager Dean Storey says that public should not let the incident put them off going back into the water. More >> [1]

MORE BEACH NEWS:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00072.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0801/S00093.htm


Popular Music: Steve Abel Leads Ak Super Folk/Rock Group On Nationwide Jaunt - Steve Abel & The Chrysalids are making their first appearance as a band in the South Island in January. The band is: Geoff Maddock, (Goldenhorse) electric guitar; Mike Hall (Pluto) double bass; Milan Borich (Pluto) drums; Gareth Thomas (Goodshirt) accordion. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0801/S00087.htm


Adventurers: Aerial Photos of Aussie Kayakers' Arrival - A Scoop reader writes... "I was on board a Air New Zealand flight from New Plymouth to Wellington at 12:30pm yesterday when the kayakers from Australia arrived. The air crew announced the arrival before takeoff and then the pilot took an unusual departure route so that we would be able to see the arrival." More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0801/S00110.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0801/S00011.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0801/S00052.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 15 January 2008

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