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Top Scoop Stories - 13 July 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - July 13, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop Satire: Youth Parliament Broken Up by Police

NZ POLITICS:

Gordon Campbell: Zaoui's beliefs-
20 Free: Parliament Creche Skirts System, Reserve Bank Creche Opts Out
Environment: Cautious Optimism on Kyoto Two
Health: "Scandal" - Ryall

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Tech News: Affordable GPS Tracking Solution Launched
Stats News: Cars and supermarkets lift retail sales
Employment: Largest Ever Hospital Lockout Set To Continue

WORLD:

Socialist Alliance: Indigenous leader agrees with Maori MP
The Neilsen Company: Harry Potter Charms The Entertainment Industry
UN Report: Top UN Official Appeals for Aid
UN Report: UN Officials Urge Male Involvement

COMMENT:

Poll: 54% of the US Wants Cheney Impeached
Election Fraud: Where's the Outrage?
Touchy Feely: Bush Promised to Kiss Blair's Ass
Martha Rosenberg: Seung-Hui Cho's bullets haven't stopped NRA agenda
Palestinian Left: Lost Opportunity for Relevance

LIFESTYLE:

Kiwi Pride: Cucumber Destroying World Record Holder Needs A Hug - Today!
Theatre: Tandi Wright Takes On Julia Roberts
Scoop Link: Spare Room IV's SJD
Theatre: Jennifer Ward-Lealand in 'Falling in Love Again'


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LEAD STORY

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parliament in the houseScoop Satire: Youth Parliament Broken Up by Police - Police were dispatched today to disperse a large gathering at a Molesworth Street address. The mob of between 119 and 500 youths had formed repeatedly over consecutive days before police finally intervened. Many of the youths were allegedly engaged in debating, politics and underage voting, lending strength to recent calls to reign in this entrenched youth culture. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00137.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00131.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00176.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00127.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00119.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00105.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00086.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00133.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/sections/nzpolitics.html#youthparlt


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NZ POLITICS

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Gordon Campbell: Zaoui's beliefs- - Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell writes about the Zaoui review for Scoop. 'To talkback radio, Zaoui is barely human and a waste of time and money. At the other end of the spectrum, his supporters have presented Zaoui in a variety of lights - man of peace, poet, lecturer, family man, prisoner, ping pong player, cook, theologian, and soccer coach.' More>> [1]

AND:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00108.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00127.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00106.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/nauru.html


20 Free: Parliament Creche Skirts System, Reserve Bank Creche Opts Out - The three and four-year-olds of politicians, parliamentarians and public servants are now learning first-hand what the Education Minister meant when he said 'every three and four-year-old in the country will have 20 hours of free early childhood education', says National's Associate Education spokeswoman, Paula Bennett. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00198.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00143.htm


Environment: Cautious Optimism on Kyoto Two - Prospects for a Kyoto II Treaty with a cap on international emissions are improving day by day and the APEC talks will provide more progress down that path. Speaking to student leaders in Wellington today about the upcoming APEC talks, Peter Neilson the Chief Executive of the Business Council for Sustainable Development said the tide of public opinion in developed countries was moving to pressure even reluctant governments to take an action on climate change and adopt binding targets. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00134.htm


Health: "Scandal" - Ryall - National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says the Hawke's Bay District Health Board has rightfully signalled that it has no confidence in Pete Hodgson's handling of alleged conflicts of interest at the board. "Mr Hodgson must come into line and agree that the issues are too serious for an internal inquiry, and that the matter should be properly put in the hands of the Auditor-General." More >> [1]

PLUS:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00189.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00165.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00159.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00153.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00140.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Tech News: Affordable GPS Tracking Solution Launched - Auckland based company VeriPay Ltd announced today that it has launched an ultra low cost GPS tracking service, VeriFind®. VeriFind® sets a new benchmark in affordability for people wanting to know "on demand" the precise geographic location of a vehicle, valuable asset, employee, or loved one. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00242.htm


Stats News: Cars and supermarkets lift retail sales - Seasonally adjusted total retail sales rose 1.2 percent in May 2007, Statistics New Zealand said today. This increase was strongly influenced by rises in the two largest retail industries, supermarket and grocery stores and motor vehicle retailing, both of which increased by over $20 million compared with April 2007. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00244.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00249.htm


Employment: Largest Ever Hospital Lockout Set To Continue - From Northland to Southland, the lockout of up to 800 workers by Spotless Services Ltd is set to continue into a second day as hundreds of union members picket and rally outside public hospitals. Spotless locked the workers out from midnight Wednesday and has issued a further 14 days of lockout notices. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00135.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00139.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00144.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00143.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00118.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00109.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00202.htm


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WORLD

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Socialist Alliance: Indigenous leader agrees with Maori MP - "I completely agree with New Zealand Maori Party MP Hone Harawira that Prime Minister John Howard, by attacking marginalized Aboriginal communities, is a 'racist bastard'," Aboriginal leader and Socialist Alliance Indigenous spokesperson Sam Watson said in response to Harawira's controversial comments. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00181.htm


The Neilsen Company: Harry Potter Charms The Entertainment Industry - With the imminent release of the new Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," as well as the upcoming book release on July 21 of the seventh and final installment in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," The Nielsen Company today released a multi-dimensional overview into the young wizard's strong impact on the entertainment industry. Here is a unique look at the Harry Potter effect. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00164.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0707/S00145.htm


UN Report: Top UN Official Appeals for Aid - The top United Nations humanitarian official today called for international assistance to help Lesotho which is facing its worst food crisis, with 400,000 people - or a fifth of the population of the small southern African nation - in need of emergency food aid. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00163.htm


UN Report: UN Officials Urge Male Involvement - UN Officials Urge Male Involvement in Maternal Health to Save Women's Lives New York, Jul 11 2007 10:00AM Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the head of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) marked World Population Day today by calling for greater participation by men in maternal health to reduce the number of women who die each day in childbirth and to ensure safe motherhood. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00154.htm


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COMMENT

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Poll: 54% of the US Wants Cheney Impeached - A new poll conducted by American Research Group finds that 54% of American adults want the US House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney, including 76% of Democrats, 17% of Republicans, and 51% ... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00088.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00124.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00122.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00110.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00096.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00087.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00086.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00084.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00085.htm


Election Fraud: Where's the Outrage? - On March 8, 1994, scarcely year into Bill Clinton's first term, The New York Times reporter, Jeff Gerth, "broke" the infamous "Whitewater" story, claiming that the Clintons were involved in some sort of cryptic land investment... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00076.htm


Bush Promised to Kiss Blair's Ass - In the UK newspaper The Guardian today, Tuesday 10 July 2007: Describing extracts from the - just published - diaries of Alistair Campbell, Blair's director of communications: British concerns over the influence of neo-cons in the Bush administration are laid out repeatedly, with Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld identified as behind the war with or without UN backing... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00121.htm


Martha Rosenberg: Seung-Hui Cho's bullets haven't stopped NRA agenda - On April 16, Seung-Hui Cho's bullets stopped 32 people in their tracks. But they haven't stopped the NRA's fast track agenda. If anything, they've accelerated it. Sure, the NRA worked with its Congressional enemies to draft legislation that would close Cho loopholes--H.R. 2640, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System Improvement Amendments Act--which passed the House in June. But it was a con job by the NRA's own admission... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00117.htm


Palestinian Left: Lost Opportunity for Relevance - When Hamas members were elected as the majority bloc of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and as it became apparent that a US-led international embargo would be an adjoining price to that victory, I contacted many intellectuals and writers in Palestine, mostly those who often positioned themselves as part of the Palestinian Left. I asked them to solidify behind the collective choice of the Palestinian people and to shield Palestinian democracy at any cost.... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00097.htm

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LIFESTYLE

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Kiwi Pride: Cucumber Destroying World Record Holder Needs A Hug - Today! - Record breaker extraordinaire Alistair Galpin, with the help of TV ONE'S Good Morning Show, is going to attempt to break the world record for the most hugs in an hour. Galpin needs at least 700 people to give him a hug to break this world record. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00124.htm


Theatre: Tandi Wright Takes On Julia Roberts - The Pulitzer Prize nominated play which launched Academy award winner Julia Roberts' theatrical career comes to Silo Theatre on July 28 as Tandi Wright steps into the Hollywood starlet's role for Richard Greenberg's Three Days Of Rain. More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00122.htm


Scoop Link: Spare Room IV's SJD - What I/we do is pretty hard to pin down," says SJD songwriter and band leader Sean James Donnelly. "I can't help seeing music as playing with dynamics. I hesitate to use the term duality, but it's your louds, your softs, your fasts, your quiets." The fourth studio album from SJD, called Songs from a Dictaphone, is a strangely revealing listen. Scoop Link: Spare Room IV's SJD [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00144.htm


Theatre: Jennifer Ward-Lealand in 'Falling in Love Again' - Star of stage and screen, Jennifer Ward-Lealand, brings us a dazzling evening of cabaret and glamour from a time gone by in Falling in Love Again. Jennifer brings to life the sultry performances of screen goddess, Marlene Dietrich, with sizzling physicality. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00100.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, July 13, 2007

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