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1: UQ Wire: S. Edmonds, 911, Drugs & Campaign Finance

Former FBI contract translator and whistleblower Sibel Edmonds and her attorneys were ordered removed from the E. Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse so that a three-judge U.S. Court of Appeals panel could discuss her case in private with Bush administration ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00251.htm


2: Anatomy Of A SWAT From A Lawyer’s Perspective

Mohandas Karamachand Gandhi, one of the most influential figures in modern social and political activism, considered these traits to be the most spiritually perilous to humanity. [2]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00241.htm


3: Net Users Respond To Catholicism

Auckland, Wednesday 20th April, 2005: The recent death of Pope John Paul II, as well as the Easter festivities, has resulted in a surge of interest online. While much of this interest has a religious flavour, Easter also propelled the popularity of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0504/S00062.htm


4: Meeting On Nuclear Power Plant Safety Ends

Nuclear officials from more than 50 countries have wrapped up a meeting at the Vienna headquarters of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency to share information and upgrade precautions in a bid to ensure the safety of nuclear power plants and prevent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00378.htm


5: What were Helen Clark and co doing 30 years ago?

I was astonished this morning to hear Defence Minister Mark Burton laying into Dr Brash for politicising Anzac Day, ACT MP Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00533.htm


6: Did Clark leak or confirm false information?

Helen Clark must come clean on whether she knifed former Police Commissioner Peter Doone in the back by leaking information to the media, ACT leader Rodney Hide said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00537.htm


7: Charles Shaw: Regulated Resistance

In February of this year, United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) , a coalition of more than 800 peace and justice groups throughout the United States, held their second annual Assembly to hear and vote on proposals for a 2005 “action plan.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00267.htm


8: Biblical retribution posited for PM's plane blip

While inspired prophecy has now ceased in the Church, one does not have to be a prophet to predict the likely outcome of the first same-sex civil unions in New Zealand. Homosexuality is notorious for the practice of infidelity and promiscuity with the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0504/S00295.htm


9: Public Address 27/04/05 - Destiny's Child

Was chatting with a mate a few days back and we both agreed. The product of the Destiny Church may be a couple of good things. When you see the discussion blogs and the newspapers reporting around election time, there seems to be a bit of a panic on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00274.htm


10: Interview With Schapelle Corby’s Mother

Tonight at 7pm on Prime, Paul Holmes speaks exclusively with Schapelle Corby’s mother and close friends.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00297.htm


11: Steve Weissman: A Deadly Culture of Life

Randall Terry claims he has mellowed, as most of us do with age. But, along with many of his fellow evangelicals, he remains aggressively committed to his goal of turning America into "a Christian nation."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00273.htm


12: Rice Briefing en Route To The Netherlands Antilles

SECRETARY RICE: Good evening. All right. Well, thanks for meeting me in Waco so that we could go from there. I'm looking forward very much to this trip to Latin America. In many ways Latin America is a remarkable continent, a remarkable place, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00396.htm


13: The 2006 Election Is Happening Right Now

It's crunch time, folks. The Bush Administration is quite aware that lame-duck, second-term presidents have a very brief window of opportunity during which they can push through their agendas with a likelihood of success. So Karl Rove, seeing the window starting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00269.htm


14: Don Brash comment on Doone defamation case

National Party Leader Don Brash says Helen Clark should explain her position on the Peter Doone defamation case.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00546.htm


15: Implications On EU Arms Exports To China - Burns

The National Security and Foreign Policy Implications for the United States of Arms Exports to the People's Republic of China by Member States of the European Union R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs Testimony before the House ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0504/S00398.htm


16: Monty Python's Terry Jones Blasts Bush/Blair War

With Humor and Irony, A Founding Member of Monty Python Blasts Bush and Blair's War on Terror - Interview with Terry Jones, founding member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00243.htm


17: Meningococcal Vaccination Risk In Under 5 Yr- Olds

Press Release Meningococcal vaccination increases risk in under 5 year olds Ron Law & Barbara Sumner Burstyn

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0504/S00089.htm


18: Peters - “It’s The Vision Thing”

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to members of Grey Power Hastings & Districts and members of the public at 1.00pm on Wednesday, 27 April 2005 at St Andrew’s Hall, Cnr Lyndon Road & Market Street, Hastings

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00538.htm


19: Scoop Image: Twin Rotor Chopper Over The Capital

The Boeing Vertol 107-II, owned and operated by Columbia Helicopters New Zealand Limited, has two rotors on top rather the more usual single rotor and tail blade.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00239.htm


20: Scoop Images: Prince Charles At Chunuk Bair

Images from Selwyn Manning of the Chunuk Bair service commemorating the NZ Wellington Battalion's brief capture of the high ground above Anzac Cove. Prince of Wales Charles attended the service and was left waiting for 40 minutes on the parade ground as ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00257.htm


21: Indigenous DNA, Brain Scans, Marburg & Stem Cells

The ambitious DNA profiling “Genographic project” which seeks to retrace the path of human settlement on Earth has been encountering resistance among indigenous people. After a boycott-appeal by the US-American Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00271.htm


22: Don Brash Writes - No. 57, 27 April 2005

Two weeks ago, I outlined the policy which the next National Government will adopt for primary and secondary education.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00541.htm


23: RNZ makes waves with new technology

Radio New Zealand will demonstrate a new digital broadcast system for the first time in New Zealand today when it hosts 75 top broadcasters from around the world for a 3-day symposium.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00539.htm


24: Howard Boycotts Kiwi ANZAC Day Chunuk Bair Service

Scoop's Selwyn Manning reports from Gallipoli that Australia’s Prime Minister John Howard will be boycotting an official ANZAC Day New Zealand ceremony at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, preferring instead to attend a barbeque on the shores of ANZAC Cove.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00229.htm


25: Killing the goose that laid the golden egg

National Party Finance spokesman John Key says Labour is “killing the goose that laid the golden egg”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00536.htm


26: Terrific Tuesday For Prime

Prime powers on with more positive ratings results recorded last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0504/S00306.htm


27: Marjorie Cohn: Right to Choice under Nuke Attack

The year before Roe v. Wade was decided, I met a poor, young woman in a rural American town who had five children, born one year apart. Sally's husband would show up about once a year, beat her up, knock her up, and leave her to fend for herself and the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00272.htm


28: Turner: Here We Go Again

You know its election year when Winston Peters is whipping up fears about the numbers of Asian immigrants again, United Future acting leader Judy Turner said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00540.htm


29: An Extremist By Any Other Name is Still Extremist

Well . we don't have to wonder any more. We now have proof that the Republican Party has been taken over by extremists. These extremists have decided that their far right religious beliefs are the only ones that count. All other beliefs are incorrect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0504/S00265.htm


30: New Zealand – The Last Asian Colony

Rt Hon Winston Peters says Maori will be disturbed to know that in 17 years’ time they will be outnumbered by Asians in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0504/S00527.htm

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