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Top Scoop Stories - 09 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 09 July 2008

LEAD STORY:

Justice: Witness Protection Fails To Protect Public

NZ POLITICS:

Political Columns: Robson Has Hearty Law And Order Debate
Religion: Call For Incineration Of Blasphemy Law
Gordon Campbell: John Key, personality politics and the Immigration Bill
Scoop Satire: Lyndon Hood's Protest Briefs
Health Policy: ACT Backs Docs' Call For Wide Maternity Inquiry
Scoop Multimedia: PM'S Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 7 July 2008

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Ornithology: Single Green Female Seeks Love
Malware: Consumer Becomes The Consumed
Commerce: Bright Ideas For The Electricity Market

WORLD:

Troubled Province: Indo Doublespeak Distorts Brutal Truth In West Papua
Food Crisis: UN Urges Boost Investment In Agriculture To Reduce Global Hunger
Grave Concern: Full Text Of Group of Eight Leaders' Statement On Zimbabwe
Virtual Disaster: Simulated Nuclear Accident To Be Staged In Mexico

COMMENT:

Suzan Mazur E-Book In Six Parts: Evo Exposé - M. Pigliucci & M. Piattelli-Palmarini (Part 3)

LIFESTYLE:

Charity: Consoles Now Come In Dan Carter, Crusty Demon Flavours
Wackiness: Ginger Nut Jumping In To Record Books


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LEAD STORY

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Justice: Witness Protection Fails To Protect Public - Police and Probation and Services, said today they have acknowledged and responded to recommendations of the Ministerial Inquiry report on the death of Nelson woman Debbie Marie Ashton in December 2006. Ms Ashton died on the 6th of December 2006 following a collision with a vehicle driven by an offender on the Police Witness Protection Programme. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00121.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00182.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00185.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00183.htm


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NZ POLITICS

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Political Columns: Robson Has Hearty Law And Order Debate - I was delighted with all the reader comment on my piece on crime and what to do about it last week. Debate and discussion, with reference to facts , on this important subject is what is needed More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00125.htm


Religion: Call For Incineration Of Blasphemy Law - From July 8th blasphemy will no longer be a crime in Britain. The NZ Association of Rationalists and Humanists recommends that New Zealand follows Britain's example by removing of the crime of blasphemous libel from its law books. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00123.htm


Gordon Campbell: John Key, personality politics and the Immigration Bill - Some of the more excited posts on my last column queried whether I lacked the fortitude to accuse John Key of corruption over his use of Parliamentary questions on Tranzrail. Also: Will this Immigration Bill be an albatross around Labour's neck? More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-on-john-key-personality-politics-and-the-immigration-bill/


Scoop Satire: Lyndon Hood's Protest Briefs - In a General Election held over the weekend, the Protesting Truck Drivers achieved a landslide victory. "We weren't supposed to have an election for a while yet," explained New Zealand today, "but I suppose we all just got caught up in the general enthusiasm of it all. Trucks are cool! Honk honk!" More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00067.htm


Health Policy: ACT Backs Docs' Call For Wide Maternity Inquiry - ACT Health Spokesman and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today put her support behind doctors calling for the Government's review of maternity services to be extended into a wider inquiry, and said that Wellington is not the only region in crisis. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00168.htm


Scoop Multimedia: PM'S Post Cabinet Presser - Monday, 7 July 2008 - Scoop Multimedia: The Prime Minister Helen Clark faced questions about Labour lagging well behind in the political polls. She was also questioned about Asian Anti-Crime organiser Mr Peter Low's warning that Triads may provide security to south and east Auckland communities. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00063.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Ornithology: Single Green Female Seeks Love - A blind date with one of six eligible bachelors awaits a young female takahe when she is released onto Mana Island today. The seven-month-old bird, named Moa, will be paired with a single male on the island in the hope that they'll eventually breed. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00016.htm


Malware: Consumer Becomes The Consumed - Consumer NZ is warning other website operators to be vigilant - particularly those using SQL databases - after its website was attacked at the weekend. Late on Saturday night the site was subject to a SQL injection attack in the form of an automated worm that exposed visitors to the site to a Trojan virus. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00158.htm


Commerce: Bright Ideas For The Electricity Market - Retail competition and prices, energy affordability and how electricity generators are paid are some of the key focus areas of an Electricity Commission report into the operation of the electricity market. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00155.htm


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WORLD

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Troubled Province: Indo Doublespeak Distorts Brutal Truth In West Papua - Indonesia's foreign minister Hassan Wirajuda has defended his government's policy of restricting access by foreign journalists and human rights monitors to the troubled province of Papua by saying "We simply want the people to have a peaceful life." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00242.htm


Food Crisis: UN Urges Boost Investment In Agriculture To Reduce Global Hunger - The United Nations agencies working to alleviate global hunger have called for decisive action by the Group of Eight (G-8) most industrialized countries, currently meeting in Japan, to boost investment in agriculture to help feed the world's hungry. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00235.htm


Grave Concern: Full Text Of Group of Eight Leaders' Statement On Zimbabwe - "We expressed our grave concern about the situation in Zimbabwe. We deplore the fact that the Zimbabwean authorities pressed ahead with the presidential election despite the absence of appropriate conditions for free and fair voting as a result of their systematic violence, obstruction and intimidation." -- G8 Leaders, Hokkaido Toyako Summit, Japan, 2008. More >> [1]

UNITED NATIONS

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00236.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00233.htm


Virtual Disaster: Simulated Nuclear Accident To Be Staged In Mexico - "The IAEA says the exercise will provide an opportunity to identify shortcomings in the national and international emergency systems to a potential radiological emergency, and that the agency's Incident and Emergency Centre will work around the clock." -- United Nations. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00228.htm


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COMMENT

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Suzan Mazur E-Book In Six Parts: - (1). An Exposé Of The Evolution Industry [1] , (2) Will the Real Theory of Evolution Please Stand Up? [2] , (3) Evo Exposé: M. Pigliucci & M. Piattelli-Palmarini [3] [More Coming]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00057.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00057.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00071.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Charity: Consoles Now Come In Dan Carter, Crusty Demon Flavours - Kiwi first five Dan Carter and adrenalin junkies' Crusty Demons go head-to-head on Trade Me this week. Images of the celebs feature on custom-designed Xbox 360® consoles which are being auctioned for charity. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00081.htm


Wackiness: Ginger Nut Jumping In To Record Books - Mike Heard, long suffering ginga and Bungy Jumping nut, will attempt to jump into the Guinness World Records from 6am, Friday 15 August under the Auckland Harbour Bridge from the AJ Hackett Bungy Pod. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00077.htm


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

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