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1: Possum Bourne update - Tuesday

Medical staff at Dunedin General Hospital remain comfortable that Possum Bourne's condition is where they would expect it to be at this stage of his treatment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0304/S00073.htm


2: A Populace has Lost its Head, Heart & Direction

Argentina's Presidential Election: A Populace that has Lost its Head, Heart and Compass Direction

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00328.htm


3: Deck of Cards Helps Identify Regime's Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2003 – Coalition forces in Iraq are using a specially created deck of 55 playing cards to identify the "most wanted" members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00221.htm


4: The Role Of Media In The Second Gulf War

While preparing this morning for this talk I was listening to the latest radio news bulletins and reading this morning's paper, and I think we can now say with some confidence that the New Zealand media's focus on Iraq has come to an end. However ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00223.htm


5: Possum Bourne update - Sunday

New Zealand's top rally driver Possum Bourne today remains in a serious but stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit of Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand, following a traffic accident on Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0304/S00065.htm


6: HARD NEWS 28&29/04/03 – Compulsory Reading

Two reasons you should check out today's Public Address postings. One is that they're quite good - the Rumsfeld story in Fortune needs to be read to be believed, and I'm quite pleased to have located a few Internet artefacts related to the original graphical ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00224.htm


7: Possum Bourne update - Monday

Goodwill messages continue to flood in at the Possum Bourne website and via fax. Messages can be left at the website http://www.possumpwrc.co.nz on the message board, or faxed to 09 238 5737.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0304/S00067.htm


8: Mapping the Real Deal: The American Tapeworm

By managing it’s hosts desire, a tapeworm manipulates its host to set aside self-interest and please its parasite. And so the tapeworm proceeds to consume its host’s energy and health, with the host doing most of the work.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00228.htm


9: Possum Bourne Passed Away Last Night

It is with deep sadness that we announce Possum Bourne passed away peacefully at 12.58am (New Zealand time) on Wednesday 30 April at Dunedin Hospital.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0304/S00103.htm


10: All News Is Lies: A Falling-Out Among Thieves?

In the middle of the war in Iraq, the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, did an extraordinary thing. He left Washington for a week to undertake a trip to Turkey, to Nato HQ in Brussels and…to Serbia. Can Belgrade really be on a strategic par with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00233.htm


11: Possum Bourne's Family Remain At His Side

Statement from Murray Brown, general manager of Possum Bourne Motorsport, on behalf of the Bourne family.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0304/S00099.htm


12: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


13: Tribute paid to New Zealand motorsport icon

Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard today paid tribute to New Zealand’s greatest motorsport hero and icon Possum Bourne who died in Dunedin early today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00551.htm


14: Iraqis Organize to Oppose U.S. Military Occupation

After Costly War, Iraqis Quickly Organize to Oppose U.S. Military Occupation - Interview with Wade Hudson, member of the Iraq Peace Team, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00221.htm


15: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


16: Powell Interview by U.S. News and World Report

QUESTION: Thank you for visiting with us. My first question would simply be this: Twelve years ago, President Bush spoke of a new world order that was based on international cooperation, made possible at the end of the Cold War and the end of the Gulf War, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00330.htm


17: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


18: Questions For Oral Answer - Wednesday, 30 April

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Justice: Does he consider that the changes introduced by the Government in 2001 with respect to sentencing and parole policy has achieved the Government’s objectives of a fair, firm and rational sentencing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00558.htm


19: Images: Playing Card Deck Shows Way To Regime Cha

In the wake of the U.S.'s "pre-emptive" destruction of Iraq, her people, and her culture, the Trade Regulation Organization is issuing a "55 most wanted" playing-card deck ( http://gatt.org/regime/) similar to the one that the Pentagon issued two weeks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00320.htm


20: Stateside: It's just not cricket

Contrary to last week's bleat, sometimes I *am* where the story is, as happened a couple of weekends ago when I went to my first ever baseball game.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00226.htm


21: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 29 April 2003

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS: 1. Electricity—Supply 2. Economy—Reserve Bank Statement 3. Economy—Reserve Bank Statement 4. Electricity—Dobson Hydro Scheme 5. Electricity—Savings 6. Social Policy—Development 7. Police—Car Crash Inquiries 8. Genetic Engineering—Risk ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0304/S00534.htm


22: Firas Al-Atraqchi: The Thieves of Baghdad

On February 27, 2003 U.S. President George Bush told the conservative American Enterprise Institute think tank, "We will seek to protect Iraq's natural resources from sabotage by a dying regime, and ensure those resources are used for the benefit of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00231.htm


23: Biography Of A Motor Sporting Icon

Possum, who celebrated his 47th birthday on April 13, was New Zealand's top rally driver in the history of the sport here. Brought up in the Te Kauwhata area where his parents were farmers, Possum later shifted to Pukekohe where he has lived ever ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0304/S00113.htm


24: HARD NEWS 30/04/03 - Last For The Month

Wow, you *did* tell your friends - we picked up about 600 new users yesterday! Anyway, here's the last for April. Have a look.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00234.htm


25: Powell: Realizing the Hopes of a Hemisphere

Secretary Colin L. Powell Remarks to Council of the Americas' 33rd Annual Washington Conference Loy Henderson Conference Room, Washington, DC April 28, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00331.htm


26: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for April 28, 200

NORTH KOREA 1 Missile Testing and Nuclear Weapons Program 2-3 U.S. North Korea Relations 3 U.S. Chinese Discussions on Denuclearization of the Peninsula

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00332.htm


27: Image: Arrests At Auckland Airport Pollution Depot

Arrests At Auckland Airport Pollution Depot - Auckland, Tuesday, April 29, 2003; 3.00pm: Three Greenpeace activists have been arrested after police cut them away from blockading the entry point of the Auckland International Airport Incinerator. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00180.htm


28: Scoop Link: Al Gore - I would Never Start This War

SCOOP EDITOR'S NOTE: As the previous article from Nick Turner pointed out it is somewhat surprising that during the extended parliamentary debate over Helen Clark's comments regarding Al Gore over the last couple of weeks, nobody bothered to cite ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00204.htm


29: Disability Insurance Scam By American Insurer

ACC claimants across the country have been shocked over the weekend to learn of a massive disability insurance scam against legitimate claimants by America's largest Disability Insurer, UnumProvident.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0304/S00184.htm


30: Marc Grossman Interview by European Journalists

QUESTION: What's the meaning of the trip, which has been announced by Secretary Powell to Damascus? Do you know where it will happen and what will be the exact purpose of this trip?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0304/S00339.htm

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