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Top Scoop Stories - 6 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 6 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Satire: Lyndon Hood's Week Incoherence

NZ POLITICS:

Crime Fighting: Call For Police To Release Taser Info
Espionage: Spies Release Guff On Sutch
Gordon Campbell: Immigration Bill = Human Rights Disaster
Politics: English Accuses Labour Of Bullying Watchdog
Hippocracy? Is Soon To Be MP Norman A Hippo Hater

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Is That legal? Top Kiwi Lawyer Heads For Sands of Dubai
Electricity: Temporary Otahuhu Outage
Transport: Electric Car Industry Start-Up For NZ?

WORLD:

Middle East: Ban Condemns Latest Violence In Southern Israel And Gaza Strip
Youth Issues: UK Prime Minister Announces Crackdown On Knives
Privileged & Touched: Hillary Clinton's Email To Supporters, 5 June 2008
Smarten Up: Education For The 21st Century Knowledge Society
World Environment Day: UN Officials Call For End To Carbon Addiction
Facing The Music: Former Broadcom CEO & CFO Indicted

COMMENT:

Tertiary Education: ZED Innovation Forum Connecting Now To The Future
Jason Leopold: Bush Vowed US Would "Kill" Anyone Who Interfered
Stateside: Only my second election...
Cheney: Clinton-Era Sanctions Against Iran Bad for Business

LIFESTYLE:

Booty: A Treasure Of A Book Sale
Faith: Travel In the Style Of Prophets of Old This Sunday


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LEAD STORY

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Satire: Lyndon Hood's Week Incoherence - First thing: Hoodie Day. Why no presents? I waited and waited...And that guy with the KKK outfit did not count as a gift. It's nice he's apologised but I think the fact he hasn't already been lynched says something about the state of our justice system... And that reminds me, how come all these people are being found not guilty? We could sort that problem out once and for all if we abolished trials. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00073.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Crime Fighting: Call For Police To Release Taser Info - Campaign Against the Taser spokesperson Marie Dyhrberg has called for Police to urgently make public large amounts of factual material that were excluded last year from Taser incident reports. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00064.htm


Espionage: Spies Release Guff On Sutch - The Prime Minister and Minister in Charge of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service, Helen Clark, announced today that the NZSIS, acting on a recommendation made by the Chief Ombudsman, has released a number of papers relating to Dr William Ball Sutch. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00079.htm


Gordon Campbell: Immigration Bill = Human Rights Disaster - Few Labour voters may realise the full extent of what the Clark government has in mind - or has allowed to get out of hand - with its rewrite of the 1987 Immigration Act. To date, the parties on the centre right have also shown little interest in its sweeping extensions of state power, while the anti-immigrant crew within New Zealand First must be thinking all their Christmasses have come at once. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/labour%e2%80%99s-human-rights-nightmare-the-new-immigration-bill/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00059.htm


Politics: English Accuses Labour Of Bullying Watchdog - Papers released under the Official Information Act reveal Labour attempted to bully electoral watchdogs over the controversial tax-funded brochure which is now the subject of a police inquiry. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00074.htm


Hippocracy? Is Soon To Be MP Norman A Hippo Hater - An Environment Ministry "Green Ribbon Award" announced today for Auckland Zoo is a bit of a joke considering the zoo's bad record for its hippos polluting a local stream, says Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00066.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Is That legal? Top Kiwi Lawyer Heads For Sands of Dubai - The legal exodus to Dubai has attracted one of New Zealand's leading commercial lawyers, Bell Gully partner Andrew Abernethy. He is to join British-based international law firm Norton Rose next month. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00093.htm


Electricity: Temporary Otahuhu Outage - Contact Energy yesterday took its 400 megawatt Otahuhu B gas-fired power station near Auckland off line to repair a fault... The fault is expected to take approximately four days to repair, however, the actual duration of the outage will not be known until a full inspection of the steam generator is completed, which will be undertaken when the plant has cooled today. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00055.htm


Transport: Electric Car Industry Start-Up For NZ? - New Zealand could soon be building its own electric cars. Talks are underway in the UK now to set up a manufacturing consortium, New Zealand's daily carbon market news service, Carbon News, reveals this morning. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00078.htm


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WORLD

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Middle East: Ban Condemns Latest Violence In Southern Israel And Gaza Strip - ''While recognizing Israel's right to self-defence, Ban Ki-Moon calls upon Israel to exercise maximum restraint, and reminds the IAF and Israel Defence Forces (IDF) of their responsibility to protect civilians under international humanitarian law.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00097.htm


Youth Issues: UK Prime Minister Announces Crackdown On Knives - ''I am serious about getting knives off our streets. We have doubled the maximum sentence for carrying a knife, launched a new advertising campaign to challenge the fear, glamour or peer pressure that can drive young people to knife crime.'' -- Gordon Brown, British PM. More >> [1]

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00105.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00089.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00441.htm


Privileged & Touched: Hillary Clinton's Email To Supporters, 5 June 2008 - "On Saturday, I will extend my congratulations to Senator Obama and my support for his candidacy. This has been a long and hard-fought campaign, but as I have always said, my differences with Senator Obama are small compared to the differences we have with Senator McCain and the Republicans. I have said throughout the campaign that I would strongly support Senator Obama if he were the Democratic Party's nominee, and I intend to deliver on that promise." More >> [1]

EARLIER

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00090.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00084.htm


Smarten Up: Education For The 21st Century Knowledge Society - ''Over the past two decades, the Internet has revolutionized humanity's ability to make use of its accumulated knowledge. Science and technology are increasingly recognized as the drivers of economic growth today, and they will have an increasing role in the future. Nations will prosper in proportion to their scientific, technological and engineering capacity. Today, we have a global crisis in education. We are short of is people with the sufficient technical training and education to support the increasingly science- and technology-dependent societies of the 21st century.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00092.htm


World Environment Day: UN Officials Call For End To Carbon Addiction - Top UN officials have marked World Environment Day by urging individuals, companies and governments alike to kick their addiction to carbon dioxide. The main celebrations for the Day - whose theme this year is ''Kick the Habit: Towards a Low Carbon Economy'' - are being hosted by New Zealand, one of five countries that has pledged to become ''climate neutral.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00093.htm


Facing The Music: Former Broadcom CEO & CFO Indicted - Dr. Henry T. Nicholas III, a co-founder and former chief executive officer of Broadcom, and William Ruehle, the former chief financial officer of the Irvine-based technology company, have been named in an indictment unsealed today that charges them with engaging in a stock-option backdating scheme that forced Broadcom to write-down $2.2 billion in profits. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00100.htm


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COMMENT

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Tertiary Education: ZED Innovation Forum Connecting Now To The Future - AUT journalism student Finbarr Bunting reports that the ZED Innovation Forum is about business people connecting with each other and shaping business now and for the future, Jenny Bygrave, deputy dean of AUT University's business school says. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00076.htm


Jason Leopold: Bush Vowed US Would "Kill" Anyone Who Interfered - President Bush reacted to the deaths of four Blackwater contractors in Fallujah in 2004 by proclaiming in a hastily arranged video conference with officials that the United States would "kill" anyone who threatened to derail the "march to Democracy" ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00056.htm


Stateside: Only my second election... - It's just after 8pm here in California and the polls have now closed for what normally would have been CA's presidential primary election if it hadn't been moved up to February this year. Instead, we had a Direct Primary Election, the primaries being ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00054.htm


Cheney: Clinton-Era Sanctions Against Iran Bad for Business - When Dick Cheney was chief executive of Halliburton in the 1990s, he urged Congress to ease sanctions against Iran and enter into diplomatic discussions with the country's leaders so the oil-field services company could legally do business there. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00058.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Booty: A Treasure Of A Book Sale - They've got so many books for sale, book lovers are being asked to Dig Up A Bargain. Come Black Friday, June 13, there will be a lot of digging up to do at the Pioneer Leisure Centre More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00051.htm


Faith: Travel In the Style Of Prophets of Old This Sunday - World Environmental Day provides an opportunity for us all to share the ways in which we are being active stewards of our world and caring for creation, says Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand Moderator the Right Rev Pamela Tankersley. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00031.htm


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