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Top Scoop Stories - 18 June 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 18 June 2008

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Satire: The Adventures Of Tom, Tagger

NZ POLITICS:

Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Political Telly: Violent Discussion Likely On Backbenches
Insurrection: Zapatista Sympathisers Stage Wellington Protest
Corrections: Minister Welcomes Coroner's Findings
Crime: Are Liqour Outlets Responsible For Social Disintegration?
Education: NCEA To Get Standardisation Lessons
Immigration: Anonymous Letter Raises Red Flag

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Employment: Young Ones Available For Work ASAP
Good News: Private Business in Growth Mode
Rates: Christchurch Accused Of Being Anti-Business
Technology: First Consumer Hydrogen Cars Go To LA Celebs

WORLD:

Middle East: A Year Since Hamas Took Over The Gaza Strip
Nuke Dispute: P5+1 Updated Incentives Package Presented To Iran
Avian Influenza: Situation Improving, But Threat Remains
Yeah, Right: Security & Liberty Can Be Protected - Gordon Brown

COMMENT:

Franklin P Lamb: Condi bids a quick 'Hello-Goodbye' to Lebanon
Jason Leopold: Top Pentagon Officials Developed Brutal Interrogation Methods at Guantanamo
Bernard Weiner: Increasing Signs of GOP Desperation
Rosalea Barker: Same Sex Marriages Begin In California
Suzan Mazur: A. Lima-De-Faria: Autoevolution, Atoms To Humans

LIFESTYLE:

Horsey News: Mark Todd Off To Olympics
Breaking and Bopping: Kiwi hip-hop dancers to tackle world's best
Museums: No Need To Hunt For Treasure - It's On Display


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop Satire: The Adventures Of Tom, Tagger ... Sure 'nuff, Tom had three cans of spray-paint and he swapped me old knife handle and half an apple for one and swapped Joe a frog for t'other. An then we asked him what we was gonna do with 'em. "Why," says Tom, "Ain't we going to commit the most famous and terrible crime there is? Ain't we gonna write our name on a wall with paint?" More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00236.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00267.htm


Political Telly: Violent Discussion Likely On Backbenches - Tonight on Back Benches the panel is ... Judith Tizard from Labour, Chris Tremain from National, Nandor Tanczos from the Greens and Ron Mark from NZ First. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00232.htm


Insurrection: Zapatista Sympathisers Stage Wellington Protest - At 12 noon on Wednesday 18th June 2008, people concerned about the recent military harrassment of indigenous communities in Mexico will stage a demonstration outside the Mexican Embassy (111 Customhouse Quay, Wellington). More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00219.htm


Corrections: Minister Welcomes Coroner's Findings - Corrections Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the Wellington Coroner's findings that the Government quickly moved to deal with deficiencies which contributed to the death of Karl Kuchenbecker. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00261.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00215.htm


Crime: Are Liqour Outlets Responsible For Social Disintegration? - The New Zealand Drug Foundation has welcomed the Prime Minister's entry into the long running debate about the proliferation of liquor outlets in communities. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00196.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00249.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00234.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00195.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0806/S00203.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/politics/9481.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/national/9491.html
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00222.htm


Education: NCEA To Get Standardisation Lessons - For nine years Labour has been told that NCEA was majorly flawed and truancy rates were out of control, yet it is only months before an election that it has chosen to do something about both of these issues, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00245.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0806/S00051.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0806/S00049.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0806/S00050.htm


Immigration: Anonymous Letter Raises Red Flag - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says an anonymous letter from an immigration officer raises yet more corruption concerns within the troubled department. More >> [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0806/S00232.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Employment: Young Ones Available For Work ASAP - With mid year holidays starting, students are looking for work says tertiary employment service, Student Job Search. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00317.htm


Good News: Private Business in Growth Mode - Privately-owned businesses, regarded as the engine room of the New Zealand economy, are still in growth mode despite heightened volatility in world markets. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00306.htm


Rates: Christchurch Accused Of Being Anti-Business - Two prominent members of Christchurch's property industry are predicting increased pressure on central city retail, if what they describe as the Christchurch City Council's "deliberate anti-business" practices of increased rates for business are voted in on June 23. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0806/S00311.htm


Technology: First Consumer Hydrogen Cars Go To LA Celebs - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced that it has begun production of the new FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle, with the first vehicle coming off the line. It also announced five of the first customers for its advanced new FCX Clarity hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0806/S00050.htm


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WORLD

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Middle East: A Year Since Hamas Took Over The Gaza Strip - In June 2007 Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, neutralized the military and political strength of Fatah and the Palestinian security services and established a radical Islamic entity in the Gaza Strip which is separate from the Palestinian Authority. More >> [1]

DEVELOPING

EARLIER

ALSO IN THE REGION

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00392.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00397.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00348.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00379.htm


Nuke Dispute: P5+1 Updated Incentives Package Presented To Iran - "In order to seek a comprehensive, long-term and proper solution of the Iranian nuclear issue consistent with relevant UN Security Council resolutions, the elements proposed are topics for negotiations between China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, UK, U.S., joined by EU reps, as long as Iran verifiably suspends its enrichment-related and reprocessing..." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00389.htm


Avian Influenza: Situation Improving, But Threat Remains - Although some countries are facing continuing and significant outbreaks of bird flu, the situation in the rest of the world is improving because of major efforts by governments around the world, the UN System Influenza Coordinator said. More >> [1]

MEANWHILE

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00368.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00370.htm


Yeah, Right: Security & Liberty Can Be Protected - Gordon Brown - "Individual rights can be strengthened hand-in-hand with the use of CCTV, DNA databases, ID cards and the extension of pre-charge detention. The challenge for the Government and for society as a whole is to "achieve a settlement that ensures both our tradition of liberty and our need for security", he said. "The modern security challenge is defined by new and unprecedented threats: terrorism; global organised crime; organised drug trafficking and people trafficking." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0806/S00381.htm


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COMMENT

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Franklin P Lamb: Condi bids a quick 'Hello-Goodbye' to Lebanon - Secretary of State Rice's aircraft kept its engines warm and its fuselage surrounded by the US Secret Service and Lebanon's Internal Security agents as she dashed into Beirut for less than 275 minutes... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00249.htm


Jason Leopold: Top Pentagon Officials Developed Brutal Interrogation Methods at Guantanamo - Top Pentagon officials developed the harsh interrogation methods used against detainees at Guantanamo less than a month before the Justice Department issued two now repudiated memorandums that gave... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00257.htm


Bernard Weiner: Increasing Signs of GOP Desperation - Given how low the Republicans have fallen in popularity in the past several years -- mainly because of the dire economy, the endemic corruption, the never-ending war in Iraq, the extremist snooping on ordinary Americans, a government... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00253.htm


Rosalea Barker: Same Sex Marriages Begin In California - The scene outside San Francisco City Hall about an hour into the wedding-fest for same-sex couples. California began issuing marriage licenses at 5:01pm, following a recent California Supreme Court ruling that to limit marriage... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00248.htm


Suzan Mazur: A. Lima-De-Faria: Autoevolution, Atoms To Humans - "For a long time the experimental studies carried out on elementary particles, chemical elements and minerals did not reveal that they had an evolution of their own. This picture has been drastically changed in recent years by the finding... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0806/S00237.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Horsey News: Mark Todd Off To Olympics - Equestrian Sports New Zealand has today confirmed that six-time Olympian Mark Todd and his mount NZB Gandalf have secured a coveted spot in the New Zealand Equestrian Team for Beijing 2008. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00160.htm


Breaking and Bopping: Kiwi hip-hop dancers to tackle world's best - From the streets of Wellington to the world's best in Las Vegas, via the Opera House: It's a curious journey but one that celebrated New Zealand champion hip-hop dance crew Legacy will take when they take on the world's best breakdancers in Las Vegas in July. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00159.htm


Museums: No Need To Hunt For Treasure - It's On Display - Hidden backstage at Auckland Museum are 98% of the close to 5 million objects the Museum has been caring for throughout its history. From July 12th, a host of these treasures will be shared with the world More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0806/S00155.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, 18 June 2008

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