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Top Scoop Stories - 09 May 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 09 May 2008

LEAD STORY:

Lyndon Hood: Emitting Sector Excluded From ETS

NZ POLITICS:

Tauranga: Bob Clarkson To Step Down At Election
Crimefighting: SST Applauds Christchurch's New York State Of Mind
Election 08: Fishing In Troubled Waters, Tax And Retirement

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Rural Affairs: Sick Animals Face Animal Doctor Shortage
Keeping It Simple: Plain English Practitioners Get Fair Go

WORLD:

Crime: Suspected Child Abuser Arrested, Focus Of INTERPOL Global Appeal
He Had A Dream: Martin Luther King Lived And Died For Values Shared By The United Nations
Middle East: Lebanon Faces Most Serious Crisis Since Civil War
United Nations: Zimbabwe Electoral Process Must Be Peaceful, Transparent
Cyclone Nargis: U.S. Preparations For Relief Efforts For Burma
Cyclone Nargis:Frustration Growing Over Lack Of Access To Burma Cyclone Victims

COMMENT:

Gordon Campbell: Clinton's Last Chance To Go Gracefully
Matt Renner: Bush Iraq Emails Not Recoverable
Ali Abunimah: The senator, his pastor and the Israel lobby
Richard S. Ehrlich: Cyclone Help For Irrawaddy Delta Survivors

LIFESTYLE:

Hi- Culture: Award Winning Bulgarian Violinist Tours NZ
Activist Artiness: Tame Iti in Webb's art and design auction


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LEAD STORY

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Lyndon Hood: Emitting Sector Excluded From ETS - Scoop's resident satirist, graphics mogul and arts editor Lyndon Hood casts a satirical eye (for that is the ocular slant a satirist has) over the recent ETS kerfuffle... Why do we have an Emissions Trading Scheme? If New Zealand wants to maintain its edge as a clean, green nation, we urgently need to pretend as hard as we can to take decisive action on climate change. More >> [1]

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[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00101.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00158.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00158.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00123.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00152.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Tauranga: Bob Clarkson To Step Down At Election - National Party MP Bob Clarkson today announced he will not now be standing as a candidate for the Tauranga seat in the 2008 general election. More >> [1]
ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00145.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00146.htm


Crimefighting: SST Applauds Christchurch's New York State Of Mind - The New York tough on crime approach will lower crime and the prison population says the Sensible Sentencing Trust. Trust Spokesman Garth McVicar was commenting after Canterbury police district commander, Superintendent Dave Cliff released details of the New York style policing regime he is instituting. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00147.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0805/S00083.htm


Election 08: Fishing In Troubled Waters, Tax And Retirement - 'How ironic that Sealord - half owned by Maori business interests - was being denounced on RNZ this morning by foreign human rights agencies for co-exploiting the fisheries resources of the indigenous people of Western Sahara," writes Scoop's perplexed Election 08 guru. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/wtf-%e2%80%93-may-8-2008-sealord-tax-cuts-retirement/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00126.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Rural Affairs: Sick Animals Face Animal Doctor Shortage - A new report has reinforced the urgent need to find ways to reverse declining numbers of veterinarians in rural New Zealand, said Graeme Peters, chief executive of Agcarm. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00144.htm


Keeping It Simple: Plain English Practitioners Get Fair Go - At this year's WriteMark Plain English Awards $10,000 will go to the organisation most committed to communicating in plain English. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on 11 September hosted by Fair Go presenter Kevin Milne. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00164.htm


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WORLD

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Crime: Suspected Child Abuser Arrested, Focus Of INTERPOL Global Appeal - Within 48 hours of INTERPOL's global appeal to the public, the prime suspect, Wayne Nelson Corliss, 58, from Union City, New Jersey, who was photographed sexually abusing young children in Southeast Asia in images distributed on the Internet was identified. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00132.htm


He Had A Dream: Martin Luther King Lived And Died For Values Shared By The United Nations - Viewing original papers written by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today paid tribute to the renowned United States civil rights leader, saying the values he lived and died for are shared by the United Nations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00125.htm


Middle East: Lebanon Faces Most Serious Crisis Since Civil War - The stalled political process in Lebanon, combined with the current violence on the streets and the "defiant manoeuvres of militias," is leaving the country struggling to function as a sovereign, democratic State, United Nations Special Envoy Terje Roed-Larsen told the Security Council today. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00129.htm


United Nations: Zimbabwe Electoral Process Must Be Peaceful, Transparent - Voicing concern over reports of politically-motivated violence and intimidation against the backdrop of Zimbabwe's ongoing stalemate, United UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for the next phases of the nation's elections to be free and fair. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00122.htm


Cyclone Nargis: U.S. Preparations For Relief Efforts For Burma - "We hope politics do not come into play. We hope that with the size and scale of this crisis, that the focus is on the victims and the focus is on being able to allow access and allow our operational partners to be able to deliver life-saving assistance." More >> [1]

RELATED

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00130.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00131.htm


Cyclone Nargis:Frustration Growing Over Lack Of Access To Burma Cyclone Victims - "I do appeal very strongly indeed to the Government of Myanmar both to step up their own relief efforts to help people on the ground and to change their attitude completely to the efforts that we are making to get these relief supplies in.'' More >> [1]

MORE

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00124.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00106.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00108.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00112.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00104.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00120.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00111.htm


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COMMENT

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Gordon Campbell: Clinton's Last Chance To Go Gracefully - Hillary has been talking tough (and sounding hollow) ever since the Indiana/North Carolina primaries results came in yesterday, but that's only to convince prospective donors that she's still viable. Really, its all over at last. Barack Obama has ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/us-election-08-clintons-last-chance-to-go-gracefully/


Matt Renner: Bush Iraq Emails Not Recoverable - A late-night court filing by the White House on Monday revealed that official administration emails about the run up to the invasion of Iraq and the initial occupation may never be recovered. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00089.htm


Ali Abunimah: The senator, his pastor and the Israel lobby - US senator Barack Obama was widely hailed for his 18 March speech calming the media furor about the sermons of his pastor for twenty years Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Wright's remarks, Obama said, "expressed a profoundly distorted view of this country ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00084.htm


Richard S. Ehrlich: Cyclone Help For Irrawaddy Delta Survivors - BANGKOK, Thailand -- When Burma's biggest enemy the United States offered to send emergency cyclone relief, it probably sounded like North Korea wanting to send its warships and troops to New Orleans to rescue people in the aftermath of Katrina... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00094.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Hi- Culture: Award Winning Bulgarian Violinist Tours NZ - Last year Bulgarian violinist Bella Hristova delighted audiences and judges with her winning performance at the 2007 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00087.htm


Activist Artiness: Tame Iti in Webb's art and design auction - A collaborative work featuring Maori activist Tame Iti goes on sale at Webb's auction in Auckland next week.
Iti features in a political CD release of songs and a work on four canvasses, mounted with fence post construction. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00084.htm


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

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