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Top Scoop Stories - 10 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 10 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Gordon Campbell: Bassett Book Review

NZ POLITICS:

Legal Issues: Abortion Decision Welcomed By Copeland
Electricity: Power Saving Campaign Likely To Start
Afghanistan: NZ Thanked For Work On Behalf Of George Bush

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Dodgy Business: It's A Crime To Lose SFO Says Expert
Lobbying: PR Firm Signs Up Successful Republican Party Organiser

WORLD:

Joseph Kabui: Ban Ki-Moon Mourns Death Of Bougainville Leader
United Nations: Somali Parties Reach Peace Deal After UN-Led Talks
Zimbabwe Elections: Runoff Vote Will Be 'Dead On Arrival'
Diggers: Rising Sun Collar Badge Confirms Australian Soldiers Are Buried At Fromelles
The Last Roundup: President George W. Bush Departs For Europe

COMMENT:

US Elections: McCover-Up: Abramoff & The GOP Money Machine
US Elections: Part 1: McCain's Role In The WMD Cover Up
US Elections: McCain's 30-Years Of Service To Saudi Bank Raiders
Bully Boys: New FDA Rules Will Curb Drug Industry Profiteering

LIFESTYLE:

Bookworm Alert: Non-Fiction Dominates Awards
Knitting: A Wordwide Celebration of Kneedlecraft
Lifestyle: Photos In Aotea Sq Support China's Quake Victims
Kiwi Attitudes: Google More Trusted Than Salvation Army


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LEAD STORY

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Gordon Campbell: Bassett Book Review - Scoop's political guru Gordon Campbell has been up all night reading and analysing Michael Bassett's history of the Lange years. The book itself was launched yesterday... Well, what did we expect? Turning to Michael Bassett for an account of the Lange years is a little like basing your understanding of Julius Caesar's assassination on a version written by Brutus Jnr...More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-reviews-working-with-david/
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0508/S00109.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Legal Issues: Abortion Decision Welcomed By Copeland - Independent MP Gordon Copeland today welcomed the decision of the High Court, questioning the lawfulness of many abortions currently being authorised by consultants. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00128.htm


Electricity: Power Saving Campaign Likely To Start - TV advertising by the electricity industry is likely to start this weekend to further encourage homes and businesses to be prudent with their power use, Energy Minister David Parker announced today... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00118.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00134.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00122.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00101.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00110.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00078.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00129.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0806/S00069.htm


Afghanistan: NZ Thanked For Work On Behalf Of George Bush - Under a bright mid-morning Bamyan sky Mrs Laura Bush was greeted with a haka... Following the greeting, Mrs Bush thanked the PRT for their warm welcome and for New Zealand's work in Afghanistan on behalf of President Bush and the people of the United States. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00080.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/international/9001.html
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00084.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Dodgy Business: It's A Crime To Lose SFO Says Expert - New Zealand should not abolish its Serious Fraud Office, according to international corruption expert Indira Carr, Professor of Law at the University of Surrey. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00177.htm


Lobbying: PR Firm Signs Up Successful Republican Party Organiser - Auckland-based corporate and public affairs consultancy, Exceltium Ltd, has announced the appointment of a new senior consultant, Emilie Isaacs. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00158.htm


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WORLD

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Joseph Kabui: Ban Ki-Moon Mourns Death Of Bougainville Leader - ''President Kabui was known as a skilled mediator and peacemaker who had a genuine interest in the future of his people,'' Mr. Ban's said. ''He played a crucial role in bringing peace to Bougainville, following the years of conflict.'' More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00149.htm


United Nations: Somali Parties Reach Peace Deal After UN-Led Talks - Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and the opposition Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia today signed a peace deal ending their conflict and calling on the United Nations to deploy an international stabilization force to Somalia. More >> [1]

RESPONSE

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00161.htm


Zimbabwe Elections: Runoff Vote Will Be 'Dead On Arrival' - 'Since the runoff was announced the violence in Zimbabwe has gotten even worse,' said Georgette Gagnon, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. 'Zimbabweans can't vote freely if they fear their vote may get them killed.' A 69-page report, ''Bullets for Each of You: State-Sponsored Violence since Zimbabwe's March 29 Elections" documents numerous incidents of abductions, beatings, torture, and killings by officials and supporters of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union–Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF), the armed forces and police, 'war veterans,' and youth militia against MDC activists and perceived MDC supporters. More >> [1]

RELATED DETAIL

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00155.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00154.htm


Diggers: Rising Sun Collar Badge Confirms Australian Soldiers Are Buried At Fromelles - Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, the Hon. Warren Snowdon, today confirmed that an Australian Rising Sun collar badge had been discovered during the limited excavation of a First World War burial site in Fromelles, France. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00152.htm


The Last Roundup: President George W. Bush Departs For Europe - ''The U.S. economy has continued to grow in the face of unprecedented challenges. We got to keep our economies flexible; both the U.S. economy and European economies need to be flexible in order to deal with today's challenges.'' - George Bush. More >> [1]

MORE

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00141.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00142.htm


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COMMENT

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US Elections: McCover-Up: Abramoff & The GOP Money Machine - Senator John McCain has proved to be Jack Abramoff's best friend. As Chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee from 2005-2007, McCain was instrumental in suppressing evidence of Jack Abramoff's role in directing illegal foreign payoffs to ranking ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00097.htm


US Elections: Part 1: McCain's Role In The WMD Cover Up - Who's responsible for the "intelligence failure" that plunged the U.S. into the Iraq War? As much as anyone else, that distinction is shared by two Americans who discovered and nurtured Ahmad Chalabi and "Curveball", and pushed their fortunes ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00095.htm


US Elections: McCain's 30-Years Of Service To Saudi Bank Raiders - From BCCI, to Milken's Junk Bond Kings, to Jack Abramoff, Senator John McCain has long provided the clean All-American face to the dirty job of cleaning up after the looting of America. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00096.htm


Bully Boys: New FDA Rules Will Curb Drug Industry Profiteering - The "bully tactics" and "intimidation" of drug industry operatives could cause "thousands of additional cancer deaths," cries an angry doctor in a May 29 oped in the Wall Street Journal. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00108.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Bookworm Alert: Non-Fiction Dominates Awards - The quality and scholarship of the non-fiction finalists are the stand outs among the more than 220 books entered in this year's Montana New Zealand Book Awards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00087.htm


Knitting: A Wordwide Celebration of Kneedlecraft - On Saturday the 14th of June 2008, crafters the world over will hit the streets needles and hooks in hand, to celebrate Worldwide Knit in Public Day. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00074.htm


Lifestyle: Photos In Aotea Sq Support China's Quake Victims - AUT journalism student, Natasha Burling reports that an effort to bring hope and encouragement to Chinese earthquake victims, people in Aotea Square, Auckland, posted photos of themselves smiling on a large map of China. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00110.htm


Kiwi Attitudes: Google More Trusted Than Salvation Army - More people trust Trade Me than the Police, eight out of ten people enjoy their work and a third of us are extremely concerned about the economy. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00143.htm


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

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