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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY: Police Aplogise Over Zaoui/FIS/Terror Link Mistake
Cruelty Of Battery Hen Egg Farming Highlighted
MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
Bush Received ‘Dark Assessment’ Of Failures In Iraq
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
STORY OF THE WEEK: Amnesty Asks Govt Where Is Justice

SCOOP COLUMNS:
Public Address: David Slack Is There!
Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To A Kiwi Restaurant
Three Terrorists Welcomed Into The US During RNC
The CBS Memo Controversy Considered
Good Returns Book Review: " Grow Rich with the Property Cycle "
Bob Fitrakis: Stealing Ohio
William Rivers Pitt: The Taming Of TV
Bush & Co.: War Crimes and Cover-Up
Kerry Encouraged To Get Retro
Mary Pitt: Stealing From The Elderly
Bernard Weiner: A Gameplan For A Kerry Victory

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Maharey Announces CEG Changes
CEG Changes Receive Varied Responses
ACT's Letter
A Rainbow Of Outrage Over Prison Compo Change Delay
Law Changes To Ensure Banks Pay "Enough" Tax
Anderton Reminisces On 20 Years Of Jim In Parliament
Peters Spots "A Shadow Over The Long White Cloud"
Heather Roy Detects A Failure In The PHO System
Mallard Reinterprets National Education Policy
PM Outlines Welcome Plans For NZ's Unknown Warrior
Cullen Ought To Turn Red Over Air NZ Merger Failure - Williamson
PM Announces Extra Border Control Spending
Farmer Flood Assistance Extension
Damien O'Connor's Appointment With A Horse

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LEAD STORY:
Police Aplogise Over Zaoui/FIS/Terror Link Mistake

- Police have apologised to the Prime Minister that they went too far in making statements that the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) had ties to Al Qaeda. See… Police concur they went too far with terror link [1] ALSO: - Scoop Report - PM Clarifies Zaoui/FIS/Terror Confusion [2] For more news on Ahmed Zaoui see... STORY OF THE WEEK [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00208.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00218.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/index.html#sow


Cruelty Of Battery Hen Egg Farming Highlighted

- Campaign Against Factory Farming (CAFF) scientific adviser Dr. Michael Morris says he is pleased with a recent 60 minutes documentary that realistically portrayed the cruelty inherent in the battery cage system of egg production. See… The Cruelty of Battery Hen Egg Farming Highlighted [1] ALSO: - Egg Fed - Bare Facts Rather Than Bare Bodies [2] - Soil & Health - Consumers Urged To Reduce Egg Buying [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00201.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00200.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00250.htm


MORE NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:

  • Tina Nixon Seeks To Take Fight To Labour [1]
  • Work to begin on Wellington Inner City Bypass [2]
  • IFJ Supports Herald Journalists' Collective Right [3]
  • Govt To Extend Flood Assistance For Farmers [4]
  • Visa waivers for new EU states [5]
  • Why the Genesis Wind Farm Never Stood a Chance [6]
  • Size Xxxxxl Knickers Pound The Street This Week [7]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00202.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0409/S00219.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00199.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00427.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00424.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00251.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0409/S00249.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Kerry Speech - "The World is a More Dangerous Place"

    Bush Received ‘Dark Assessment’ Of Failures In Iraq

    - Bush received a classified National Intelligence Estimate in late July which ''spells out a dark assessment of prospects for Iraq.'' The three possibilities outlined in the estimate paint a grim picture for Iraq through the end of 2005. See... Bush's Catastrophic Failures In Iraq - Fact Sheet [1] ALSO: - Congressional Republicans Admit What Bush Hides [2] - Kerry Rebukes Bush's New Rationale for War [3] - Kerry Speech - "The World is a More Dangerous Place" [4] - Kerry Calls Cheney Out Over His Halliburton Payments [5] WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE: - White House Press Sec. Speaks to Reporters 20/9 [6] - Remarks by the President at Victory 2004 Rally [7]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00255.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00253.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00252.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00251.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00216.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00257.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00256.htm


    INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:

  • Anti-death penalty activists speak out [1]
  • Leaders Head to UN for Annual General Assembly [2]
  • Aid Rushed To Haiti As Storm Death Toll Mounts [3]
  • Darfur: How Can UN Protect Civilians From Abuse? [4]
  • International Solidarity Movement Updates Reports [5]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00242.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00249.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00248.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00247.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00243.htm

    STORY OF THE WEEK:

    Court Of Appeal Splits Over Zaoui Bail

    Amnesty Asks Govt Where Is Justice

    - Far from vindicating the Government's position on the imprisonment of Algerian refugee, Ahmed Zaoui, Friday's Court of Appeal decision finding that his imprisonment is legal emphasizes the duty of the Government to ensure he receives a fair hearing of the allegations made against him, Amnesty International said. See... NZ Govt Wins On Zaoui – But Where Is The Justice [1] See also...STORY OF THE WEEK: Ahmed Zaoui (1) [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00203.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00231.htm


    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Public Address: David Slack Is There!

    - You might be thinking that the right time to write a letter to the editor of a newspaper would be after you'd read the newspaper in question. Get with the programme, Sparky. In the cyber-age, you can start writing your letters to the editor before the thing's even published... See... Public Address 21/09/04 - First Responders [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00227.htm


    Stateside: Where Rosalea Goes To A Kiwi Restaurant

    - On account of a luncheon engagement, I dashed out the door before commenting that surely the W Ketchup thing is a complete hoax. The evidence is really on the web page where you can see the barcode label. See... Stateside Restaurant Review - The NZer, Alameda [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00226.htm


    Three Terrorists Welcomed Into The US During RNC

    - Earlier this month, three anti-Castro Cuban exiles flew to Miami from Panama after serving four years in prison for “endangering public safety.” They were arrested in 2000 for plotting to assassinate Fidel Castro by planting explosives at a meeting the Cuban dictator planned to hold with university students in Panama. See... ''If You Harbor Terrorists, You Are a Terrorist'' [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00225.htm


    The CBS Memo Controversy Considered

    - The continued attention paid to the source of documents obtained by CBS allegedly documenting inconsistencies in George W. Bush's accounts of his national guard service provides a powerful portrait of our times. See... Marc Ash: Bush v. Rather et. al. [1] . For the story obscured by all this see also… Scoop Link: Why Bush Left The Texas National Guard [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00224.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00196.htm


    Good Returns Book Review: " Grow Rich with the Property Cycle "

    - You’ve finally found that dream house with the enviable sunny deck and expansive, landscaped garden. This is the perfect home that you’ve been tirelessly searching for weekend after weekend. See... Book Review: Grow Rich with the Property Cycle [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00223.htm


    Bob Fitrakis: Stealing Ohio

    - Whether Kerry or Bush wins in Ohio may well depend on how many voters are disenfranchised in the state’s three largest counties: Cuyahoga, Franklin and Hamilton. See... Fitrakis: Ohio Electoral System Riddled With Flaws [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00229.htm


    William Rivers Pitt: The Taming Of TV

    - The American mainstream television news media, in whole and in part, has catastrophically failed the American people and is singularly responsible for the untimely deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people. See... William Rivers Pitt: Your Media is Killing You [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00228.htm


    Bush & Co.: War Crimes and Cover-Up

    - As the election approaches, we are bombarded with stories about swift boats, dereliction of duty, and who's the most macho leader. Missing from the discourse is a critical examination of why George W. Bush failed to heed warnings before September 11, why he sat paralyzed for 7 minutes after being informed of the attacks, how he subsequently turned Iraq into a deadly cauldron, and committed - then covered up - war crimes in Afghanistan, Guantánamo and Iraq. See... Marjorie Cohn: Bush & Co.: War Crimes and Cover-Up [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00222.htm


    Kerry Encouraged To Get Retro

    - This presidential campaign is stuck in the sixties and seventies, right where it belongs. See... Wasserman: Kerry Must (Again) Make Love, Not War [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00221.htm


    Mary Pitt: Stealing From The Elderly

    - Trent Duffy, assistant to the President, and many others have been telling us that, under the ''privatized'' Social Security plan which this administration is attempting to foist off on us, our savings for retirement will then be OURS, and cannot be taken away by the government. See... Mary Pitt: The Social Security "Problem" [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00220.htm


    Bernard Weiner: A Gameplan For A Kerry Victory

    - In a good many states, absentee voting already has started for the November 2 election. October deadlines in most states are fast approaching for registering to vote. Early-voting is just around the corner. See... Bernard Weiner: How To Beat Karl Rove [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00219.htm

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Maharey Announces CEG Changes

    - The government is changing the way its community employment assistance is delivered to better meet current employment and labour market demands and to ensure clearer accountability, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey announced today. See... Changes to community employment assistance deliver [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00416.htm


    CEG Changes Receive Varied Responses

    - Green MP Sue Bradford said today that the scrapping of the Community Employment Group (CEG) is a major blow to community economic development in New Zealand. See... Communities will suffer from CEG scrapping [1] MORE: - United Future - Turner: Turn it up, Katherine [2] - National - Baby thrown out with bath water in CEG axing [3] - ACT - Maharey's Embarrassing CEG U-Turn [4]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00436.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00433.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00425.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00422.htm


    ACT's Letter

    - Parliament is in recess. Most select committees will be meeting to keep up with the programme of legislation. Despite media impressions to the contrary, the government has a heavy reform programme. See... ACT's The Letter [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00423.htm


    A Rainbow Of Outrage Over Prison Compo Change Delay

    - The Labour Government's refusal to act quickly and end the gravy train of compensation for prisoners is an insult to those in our armed forces, ACT New Zealand Associate Justice Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Prisoners' Compensation Insult To Armed Forces [1] - ACT (Franks) - What's So Hard - Is It Other Ministers? [2] - Franks - If Your Bill Isn't Ready, Why Not ACT's? [3]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00444.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00443.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00429.htm


    Law Changes To Ensure Banks Pay "Enough" Tax

    - The Government will introduce legislation to ensure foreign-owned banks operating in New Zealand pay enough tax on their New Zealand income, Revenue Minister Michael Cullen announced today. See... New tax rules for foreign owned banks [1] MORE: - United Future - Copeland backs fairer tax regime for banks [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00439.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00442.htm


    Anderton Reminisces On 20 Years Of Jim In Parliament

    - "All I have ever supported and worked for is a fair deal for most New Zealanders - in jobs, homes, health care, and education." – Labour MP for Sydenham, Jim Anderton, Maiden Speech. See... Anderton: Supporting a fair deal for New Zealand [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00441.htm


    Peters Spots "A Shadow Over The Long White Cloud"

    - Over the past twenty years the Treaty has mutated as a result of political interference, brown radicalism and judicial activism. Instead of binding us as the founding document of this once great nation, the Treaty now divides, polarises and separates us. See... Peters: "Treaty casts gloom over New Zealand” [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00440.htm


    Heather Roy Detects A Failure In The PHO System

    - Overflowing Accident & Emergency Departments, and closing after-hours services, highlights the failure of Labour's PHO system to deliver better access to health services around the country, ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy said today. See... Illness Not A Nine-To-Five Issue [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00438.htm


    Mallard Reinterprets National Education Policy

    - National MP Bill English has finally admitted his party will not raise the education budget but instead he is promising to axe all the extra help teachers and schools get, Education Minister Trevor Mallard says. See... Gone by lunchtime - support to be axed [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00437.htm


    PM Outlines Welcome Plans For NZ's Unknown Warrior

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark today outlined plans for ceremonies associated with the return to New Zealand of the Unknown New Zealand Warrior and his interment on Thursday 11 November, Armistice Day. See... Ceremony for Unknown Warrior [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00419.htm


    Cullen Ought To Turn Red Over Air NZ Merger Failure - Williamson

    - National Party Transport spokesman Maurice Williamson says Michael Cullen must be feeling some degree of public embarrassment after his strong backing of the failed Air New Zealand/Qantas merger. See... Michael Cullen backs the wrong horse - again [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00432.htm


    PM Announces Extra Border Control Spending

    - Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government will spend $5.75 million this financial year on extra border control staff and equipment to facilitate arrivals at Auckland and Christchurch international airports. See... Government moves to ease airport congestion [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00431.htm


    Farmer Flood Assistance Extension

    - Assistance to flood-affected farmers will be extended, Rural Affairs Minister Jim Sutton said today. See... Flood assistance extended [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00427.htm


    Damien O'Connor's Appointment With A Horse

    - Racing Minister Damien O'Connor will take the reins and ride trackwork on Wednesday at the Cambridge Jockey Club. See... Racing Minister takes the reins in Cambridge [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00426.htm

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