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Top Scoop Stories - 18 July 2007 News Summary


Today's Top Scoops - July 18, 2007

LEAD STORY:

Scoop News: Parliament's In-House TV Service In Safe Hands

NZ POLITICS:

QUESTIONS OF THE DAY: [1] [2]
Politics: Maori Party Slams National
Legislation: Govt Puts Therapeutic Products Bill "On Hold"
The Ahmed Zaoui Case - Security, Paranoia, and Immigration
Health: DHB Funds for Union Coffers

BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH:

Conservation: Badly-Behaved Bachelors Get New Mates
Travel: Grabaseat Celebrates Birthday With $1 Fares
Lockouts: Coal Miners Join Cleaners
Real Estate News: Iconic Bluff 'Paua House' Sells

WORLD:

U.S. Senate Democrats: Reid: Republicans Must Allow Up-Or-Down Vote
Senator Russ Feingold: The Question of Impeachment
UN Report: Climate Change Will Be Key Topic
United States Government: Interview With Maria Bartiromo on CNBC

COMMENT:

Marjorie Cohn: Reining In an Out-of-Control Executive
Jason Leopold: Swastikas at Hunter Airfield, a Rabbi on the Run
Tanveer Jafri: Operation Sunrise - not an end
Michael Collins: Florida Citizens Versus Party Insiders
Mark Drolette: Don't even start calling things Bushian

LIFESTYLE:

Advertising: Hell Pizza Magazine Offends Family First
Film: The Little Film That Could
Music News: US Ambassador Snubs Bacharach In Sydney
Dance: Around the World in 80's Outfits


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LEAD STORY

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Scoop News: Parliament's In-House TV Service In Safe Hands - Parliament VIDEO LIVE on Scoop! This week and thereafter when Parliament is sitting members of the public are able to watch the live streaming of Parliament on Scoop Live Video [1] or on www.parliament.nz [2] and a continuous quality live feed will be available to broadcasters on all sitting days. Previously, only question-time was covered in full. More >> [3] ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/news/parliament/live/128.html
[2] - http://www.parliament.nz/en-NZ/Visiting/LiveBroadcast/
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00213.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00253.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00175.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/news/parliament/live/128.html
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/news/parliament/live/384.html


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NZ POLITICS

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QUESTIONS OF THE DAY:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00272.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00273.htm


Politics: Maori Party Slams National - The Maori Party today expressed their disappointment that the National Party, while mouthing the rhetoric of equality before the law and access to justice, has acted against the interests of Maori in stating they will vote against the repeal of the Foreshore and Seabed Act. "This was always an issue about Injustice" said Mrs Turia. [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00254.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00252.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00215.htm


Legislation: Govt Puts Therapeutic Products Bill "On Hold" - The Government is not proceeding at this stage with legislation that would have enabled the establishment of a joint agency with Australia to regulate therapeutic products, State Services Minister Annette King announced today. Ms King says the Therapeutics Products and Medicines Bill has been postponed, but will remain on the Order Paper to be revisited when sufficient parliamentary support is available. More >> [1]

AND:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00235.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00240.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00237.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0707/S00236.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00141.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00055.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00056.htm
[8] - http://www.publicaddress.net/default,4349.sm

The Ahmed Zaoui Case - Security, Paranoia, and Immigration - Gordon Campbell writes: It is particularly easy to despair when Michael Cullen can get up in the House – as he did yesterday - and deliver the same old inaccurate rant against Zaoui and his false passport, while attacking Zaoui’s lawyers to boot. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00232.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00174.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00108.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/features/nauru.html
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00069.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0605/S00004.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00177.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00065.htm


Health: DHB Funds for Union Coffers - “The SFWU has been demanding that Spotless sign up to an agreement it had never seen, let alone negotiated. Now we understand why. The union is expecting Spotless to sign a contract that could see many hundreds of thousands of dollars poured straight into union coffers,” said Mark Russell, General Manager Spotless Healthcare Services. More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00316.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00334.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00193.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00164.htm


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BUSINESS SCIENCE & TECH

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Conservation: Badly-Behaved Bachelors Get New Mates - Staff at Wellington's Karori Sanctuary are hoping that a new conscription of female bellbirds will help to restore peace to paradise. A mysterious shortage of female bellbirds at the world-first urban wildlife sanctuary caused feathers to fly during the last breeding season. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0707/S00034.htm


Travel: Grabaseat Celebrates Birthday With $1 Fares - One-dollar fares to celebrate grabaseat's first birthday today sparked a frenzy of online activity as Kiwis snapped up Air New Zealand's cheapest-ever domestic fares. Special offers on grabaseat.co.nz included $1 each-way flights from Auckland to Dunedin and Christchurch to Nelson. More than 115,000 seats have been sold exclusively on grabaseat since it was launched in July 2006. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00309.htm


Lockouts: Coal Miners Join Cleaners - 200 coal miners belonging to the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union were locked out last night by Henry Walker Elton - the contractor for Solid Energy's Rotowaro mine, near Huntly. HWE's decision means the miners will have no income until the lockout notice is lifted. More >> [1]

ALSO:

OTHER COAL NEWS

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00183.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00188.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00332.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00330.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00331.htm


Real Estate News: Iconic Bluff 'Paua House' Sells - Following strong ongoing interest from both the local community and a number of potential buyers, the internationally renowned iconic 'Paua House' in Bluff has been sold. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0707/S00291.htm


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WORLD

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U.S. Senate Democrats: Reid: Republicans Must Allow Up-Or-Down Vote - Reid: Republicans Must Allow Up-Or-Down Vote On Amendment To Change Course In Iraq Washington, D.C.--Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke on the floor on the U.S. Senate today, urging Republicans to allow an up-or-down vote on the Levin-Reed amendment to the Defense Authorization bill that will transition the mission in Iraq. Following are his remarks as prepared for delivery: More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00226.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00227.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00229.htm
[4] - http://www.cspan.org/


Senator Russ Feingold: The Question of Impeachment - Last week I came here to discuss how I plan to tighten my legislation to end the open-ended military mission in Iraq so the Administration would not be able to exploit it and keep tens of thousands of troops, if not more, stuck in the middle of an Iraqi civil war. I appreciated all of the responses and of course I noticed that many of you advocated for the impeachment of the President as well as the Vice President and the Attorney General. I've been hearing some of those same comments in Wisconsin. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00225.htm


UN Report: Climate Change Will Be Key Topic - On the eve of his meeting in Washington, D.C. with United States President George W. Bush, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the two will discuss climate change ahead of a special session on the issue planned for September in New York and a global conference to be held two months later in Bali. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00217.htm


United States Government: Interview With Maria Bartiromo on CNBC - Interview With Maria Bartiromo on CNBC's Closing Bell Secretary Condoleezza Rice Washington, DC July 6, 2007 QUESTION: Secretary Rice, good to have you with us. Thanks for joining us. SECRETARY RICE: Thank you. Nice to be with you, Maria. More >> [1] ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00195.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00197.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00196.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00194.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0707/S00193.htm


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COMMENT

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Marjorie Cohn: Reining In an Out-of-Control Executive - Our Founding Fathers created three separate but co-equal branches of government to check and balance each other so no one branch would become all powerful. Indeed, James Madison wrote in the Federalist Papers, "The preservation of liberty requires that the three great departments of power should be separate and distinct." Madison warned, "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary in the same hands ... may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." More than 200 years later, we have another King George. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00247.htm


Jason Leopold: Swastikas at Hunter Airfield, a Rabbi on the Run - A former Army chaplain who has been listed as a deserter by the Department of Defense intends to file a civil rights lawsuit against the United States military for refusing to discipline three Evangelical Christian Army chaplains at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The three allegedly subjected Rabbi Jeffrey Goldman to vulgar displays of anti-Semitism in 2001 and 2002... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00237.htm


Tanveer Jafri: Operation Sunrise - not an end - I n the last days a military action to oust the terrorists from Lal Masjid in Pakistan was propagated as 'Operation Silence' by the media but according to the Pak military sources, it was a name given by the media whereas the Pak military had given it the ....... More >> [1]

ALSO:

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00218.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00169.htm


Michael Collins: Florida Citizens Versus Party Insiders - Karen Thurman is the current Chairman of the Florida Democratic Party. Al Cardenas is the former Chairman of the Florida Republican Party and a major player in Republican politics in Florida. Al pays Karen $3,500 a month [1] to lobby

[1] - http://tinyurl.com/327whd


Mark Drolette: Don't even start calling things Bushian - I'm sick of lefties snidely comparing the grim totalitarian society of George Orwell's 1984 to today's freedom-spewing United States, a country few Americans would dare call dystopian, even if they could define it. The following analysis exposes these aspersions as utterly specious. Unfounded, even... More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0707/S00182.htm


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LIFESTYLE

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Advertising: Hell Pizza Magazine Offends Family First - Hell Pizza continues to offend customers and families with an offensive promotional magazine being included with takeaway pizzas being delivered to homes according to Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. The publication shows the company's continued fascination with condoms, soft porn, and offensive material. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0707/S00182.htm


Film: The Little Film That Could - A short film made on a shoestring budget in Dunedin has made it to Hollywood. Cake Tin, a film by fledgling collective Screen Dunedin, has been selected to screen in competition at the Moondance International Film Festival, described as "The American Cannes". The festival takes place at Universal Studios City Walk in Hollywood. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00166.htm


Music News: US Ambassador Snubs Bacharach In Sydney - At Thursday night's official function preceding An Evening with Burt Bacharach at the Sydney Opera House, the Guest of Honour was the American Ambassador to Australia, Robert C McCallum Jnr. The VIP guest and his wife Mimi expressed immense excitement in anticipation of their impending private introduction to the bona-fide legend, to be held backstage following the show. More >> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00156.htm


Dance: Around the World in 80's Outfits - The World Recording breaking, May Day Cup holding, Lycra clad dance sensations, The Real Hot Bitches are bursting out of the winter drizzle to bring you one of the most ambitious and anticipated shows of 2007! More>> [1]

[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0707/S00150.htm


And those were the Top Scoops on this day, July 18, 2007

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