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Top Scoop Stories - 18 July 2008 News Summary

Today's Top Scoops - 18 July 2008

LEAD STORY:

Gordon Campbell: Anderton Talks About The 80s, Bassett And Fast Bowling

NZ POLITICS:

Hunting: Dunne Bores Govt Over Dearly Wanted Game Council
Big Take Over: Russians Are Coming For Our Cows
Media Downfalls: Veitch Resigns, Police Complaint Laid
Defence: McCaw Tackles RNZAF

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Disaster Prevention: Scientists Check To See Whose Fault An Earthquake Is
Business Confidence: Alcohol Keeps Marlborough Happy
Safety: LG Microwave Safety Recall

WORLD:

World Economic Outlook: IMF Gloomy On Growth, Sees Rising Inflation Threat
Building Bridges: Chinese Engineers Support UN-AU Mission In South Darfur
Cold Fact: One Rock May Prove Antarctica & North America Were Connected
Afghanistan: Three Tons Of Precursor Chemicals Used For Heroin Production Seized
Super Holy Thursday: Holy Father Officially Welcomed To WYD08, Visits Govt House, Mary MacKillop Place
Green Machines: British Government Computers Go Environmentally Friendly

COMMENT:

Michael Collins: Election Fraud and Tyranny (Part 2) - "Miller's Explanation Of Events"
Ludwig De Braeckeleer: Former Iranian Pres Blames Tehran for Lockerbie
Matthew Littlewood: Who is the Listener listening to?
Maya Schenwar: Interview With Rep. Dennis Kucinich
Sherwood Ross: Bush Threats To Iran Driving Up Oil Prices
Burma: Democracy Forces to Challenge Junta at GA

LIFESTYLE:

Food Awards: Snails And Vodka Jellies Comete For Prizes
Poetry In Motion: Cold Collection Warms Judges Hearts
Kiwi Pride: NZ Consulate And Kiwi Comedians Celebrate FOC Emmy Nominations


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LEAD STORY

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Gordon Campbell: Anderton Talks About The 80s, Bassett And Fast Bowling - It is unusual to talk about a 70 year old in terms of untapped potential, but the aura of 'what might have been' will always hang over Jim Anderton's career. New Zealand never got the full benefit of his skills - and conversely, Anderton has never found the right outlet for them, not after his true political soul mate ( ie, the Labour Party) ran off with a bunch of flashier types during the 1980s. More >> [1]

[1] - http://election08.scoop.co.nz/gordon-campbell-talks-to-jim-anderton/


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NZ POLITICS

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Hunting: Dunne Bores Govt Over Dearly Wanted Game Council - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has challenged the Government to honour the recommendations of the Deer, Chamois, Tahr and Pigs Consultation Panel and set up a Big Game Hunting Council as an advocate for New Zealand hunters. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00327.htm


Big Take Over: Russians Are Coming For Our Cows - The take-over of New Zealand's dairy industry by foreign investors has begun in earnest following the precedent-setting decision by the Overseas Investment Office to allow Russian company Nutritek to buy 100% of New Zealand Dairies Ltd, More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0807/S00331.htm


Media Downfalls: Veitch Resigns, Police Complaint Laid

"I have tendered my resignation to TVNZ and The Radio Network today. I need to take stock of my life and spend time with my family before I make any decisions about my future. At the time I undertook counselling and am still continuing to do so. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00225.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00231.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00309.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00227.htm


Defence: McCaw Tackles RNZAF - All Black Richie McCaw swapped his rugby jersey for a flight suit today and went flying with Royal New Zealand Air Force. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0807/S00230.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Disaster Prevention: Scientists Check To See Whose Fault An Earthquake Is - A group of New Zealand and international scientists has been awarded funding to investigate drilling into the Alpine Fault on the West Coast of the South Island. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0807/S00042.htm


Business Confidence: Alcohol Keeps Marlborough Happy - A booming viticulture industry, a marked rise in dairying activity, and a buoyant commercial property market have combined to help Marlborough's economy buck the national trend of economic recession. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00308.htm


Safety: LG Microwave Safety Recall - LG Electronics is voluntarily recalling selected microwave ovens (manufactured between August 2007 to February 2008) in order to repair a fault which may pose a risk of electric shock to the user. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0807/S00307.htm


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WORLD

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World Economic Outlook: IMF Gloomy On Growth, Sees Rising Inflation Threat - "Expansions in emerging and developing economies are also expected to lose further steam, with growth in these countries projected to ease to around 7 percent in 2008-09 from 8 percent in 2007. China's growth rate is expected to ease." -- IMF. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00531.htm


Building Bridges: Chinese Engineers Support UN-AU Mission In South Darfur - A company of 172 Chinese engineers -- including bridge and road-building detachments, construction and installation units -- arrived today in South Darfur to join the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western region. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00533.htm


Cold Fact: One Rock May Prove Antarctica & North America Were Connected - A lone granite boulder found against all odds high atop a glacier in Antarctica may provide additional key evidence to support a theory that parts of the southernmost continent once were connected to North America hundreds of millions of years ago. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00532.htm


Afghanistan: Three Tons Of Precursor Chemicals Used For Heroin Production Seized - Working with UNODC and regional governments, the CNPA has stepped up its efforts to intercept consignments of smuggled precursors through its participation in Operation Tarcet, which began in Afghanistan and now covers the region. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00529.htm


Super Holy Thursday: Holy Father Officially Welcomed To WYD08, Visits Govt House, Mary MacKillop Place - Pope Benedict XVI experienced a warm welcome to Sydney as up to 500,000 people including local and international pilgrims greeted the Pope at Barangaroo as his official World Youth Day WYD08 program began, said a WYD08 spokesperson. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00538.htm


Green Machines: British Government Computers Go Environmentally Friendly - The UK Government became the first in the world to announce plans to slash the carbon footprint of its computer systems, aiming to make energy consumption of ICT carbon neutral within four years. "Worldwide, computers are responsible for the same quantity of carbon emissions as the airline industry. It is a serious problem." More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0807/S00510.htm


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COMMENT

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Michael Collins: Election Fraud and Tyranny (Part 2) - "Miller's Explanation Of Events" - How did we reach our current state of decline in just eight excruciating years? Aren't we working hard enough? Was there some millennial shift in consciousness and morality? How could we elect leaders like Bush and Cheney and their minions on Capitol Hill? More >> [1]

SEE PART 1 OF THIS REVIEW

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00177.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00133.htm


Ludwig De Braeckeleer: Former Iranian Pres Blames Tehran for Lockerbie - In an interview conducted on May 16, Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, the former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, told me that Tehran, not Libya, had ordered the bombing of Pan Am 103 in revenge for the downing of an Iranian civilian airliner by the USS ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00160.htm


Matthew Littlewood: Who is the Listener listening to? - The traditional print magazine faces obstacles everywhere it turns. In Australia, weekly news and current affairs magazine, The Bulletin has folded. North & South and Metro now share the same chief editor. Even in the United States... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00046.htm


Maya Schenwar: Interview With Rep. Dennis Kucinich - Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced a new article of impeachment against President Bush in the House last Thursday. In a single, pointed resolution, he charged the president with lying to Congress about the presence of weapons of mass destruction ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00170.htm


Sherwood Ross: Bush Threats To Iran Driving Up Oil Prices - Oil prices are soaring in good measure because Bush administration threats against Iran have forced key U.S. allies to abort plans for new oil fields there and war talk encourages commodity speculators. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00171.htm


Burma: Democracy Forces to Challenge Junta at GA - The democratic movement of Burma will be challenging the credentials of the Burmese military junta at the 2008 United Nations General Assembly session and object to its right to represent Burma at the United Nations. Since the endeavor is aimed at ... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0807/S00152.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Food Awards: Snails And Vodka Jellies Comete For Prizes - New Zealand's first commercially farmed snails, vodka jellies and a smart cookie that gets the Heart Foundation tick are among the 45 finalists in the 2008 Massey University Food Awards. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00176.htm


Poetry In Motion: Cold Collection Warms Judges Hearts - Janet Charman has won the 2008 Montana New Zealand Book Awards poetry category in a tough contest, one that marked a bumper year for New Zealand poetry. Charman took the prize for her poetry collection Cold Snack. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00170.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00171.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/multimedia/tv/entertainment/10667.html


Kiwi Pride: NZ Consulate And Kiwi Comedians Celebrate FOC Emmy Nominations - The NZ Comedy Guild would like to congratulate Flight of the Conchords on receiving 4 nominations for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place on September 21. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0807/S00169.htm


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

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