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Published: Fri 13 Sep 2002 02:28 PM
TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
Keith Rankin: A Brief Reflection
UQ Wire: Dubya’s 911 Reactions Fail The Sniff Test
ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
An Essay On The World’s Most Powerful Banker
Big News: Defending The Nuclear Family
Images: Towers Of Light Where Towers Were
Following Mugabe’s Example In The Cook Islands
Countdown To War: Bush Wields A Stick & A Carrot At The UN
Countdown To War: Australia Deploys Orions
Scoop Was In The House
Daily Katya Rivas
OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Six More CYF Providers Are Under Investigation
Labour Gambles Away Prosperity On Kyoto
All aboard for a rail buy-back
New website promotes cultural events
Greens Challenge Govt To List Spray Ingredients
SOE’s plans will hurt households
Mâori to benefit from early childhood strategy
Beehive Bulletin
Local government moves an outrage
Select Committee Business to 13 September 2002
UF defends support for Social Security Bill
United Future’s u-turn undermines the family
Will United Future change its mind?
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Keith Rankin: A Brief Reflection
- Now that it's the first anniversary of the attacks by (presumably) Al Qaeda on New York and Washington, two things in particular worry me. The American political leaders seem to have learned nothing about how to avoid terror, and they make statements that suggest to others that America morally condones terrorism. See... A Brief Reflection [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00078.htm
UQ Wire: Dubya’s 911 Reactions Fail The Sniff Test
- The difficulty when investigating the possible criminal actions of powerful officials is that they can use their power to cover up involvement in criminal conspiracies. One of the ways around this problem is to examine a politician's behavior at the time of the crime. See... UQ Wire: Bush Betrayed Consciousness Of 911 Guilt [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00084.htm
ZZZZZzzzzzt Scoop Has Feedback
- “Once again I have happened upon a website espousing anti-American ideals. Let me say right off, the world depends on US, so the world BELONGS to us, therefor, it ain't "stealing", as you so pejoratively label it.” See... Scoop Feedback: The World BELONGS To US! [1] and Scoop Feedback: Election, AIDs, Budget And Whales [2]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00082.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00083.htm
An Essay On The World’s Most Powerful Banker
- Welcoming the world's central bankers to their annual summer conclave at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, August 30 2002, Fed chairman Alan Greenspan delivered a remarkable speech. In unusually clear language, he acknowledged the existence of a bubble. See... Guest Opinion: Alan Greenspan Is No John Law [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00081.htm
Big News: Defending The Nuclear Family
- Never before has the family received such media and political coverage. We have the beginnings of Commission for the Family and a debate on what constitutes a family unit. We also have a Social Services Minister who says the two-parent family is history. Dave Crampton begs to differ. See... Big News: Maharey's Views Of The Nuclear Family [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00080.htm
Images: Towers Of Light Where Towers Were
The following images were sent to Scoop today by a Scoop reader. They are reported to show lights over Manhattan on 911. See... Scoop Images: Towers Of Light Over Ground Zero [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00076.htm
Following Mugabe’s Example In The Cook Islands
- RAROTONGA (Pacnews/Cook Islands News): The Prime Minister's chief adviser Piho Rua says Cook Islands Government should use the Zimbabwe media law as a model to control newspapers, Pacnews reports. See... PM's Chief Adviser Wants Zimbabwe Style Media [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00136.htm
Countdown To War: Bush Wields A Stick & A Carrot At The UN
- “We want the resolutions of the world's most important multilateral body to be enforced. And right now those resolutions are being unilaterally subverted by the Iraqi regime.” See... Bush Remarks At The UN General Assembly [1] MORE FROM TODAY’S WAR PR OFFENSIVE: - White House - A Decade Of Deception And Defiance - Iraq Fact Sheet [2] , Lunch Remarks [3] , Bush and Karzai [4] , US Rejoins UNESCO [5] - DoD - Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with UPI [6] - State Dept - Powell Remarks to the UN Security Council [7] REACTION: - Amnesty International - USA/Iraq : Not In The Name Of Human Rights [8] - UNSG - UN Sec Gen Kofi Annan's General Assembly Address [9]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00131.htm
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[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00132.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00135.htm
[7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00134.htm
[8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00133.htm
[9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00130.htm
Countdown To War: Australia Deploys Orions
- Two Royal Australian Air Force P-3C maritime patrol aircraft will be deployed at the beginning of next year to support the international coalition against terrorism, Defence Minister Robert Hill announced today. See… P-3C Orion aircraft to be deployed in terror war [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00128.htm
Scoop Was In The House
- For uncorrected transcripts of this week's questions see... Tuesday's Q [1] - Wednesday's Q [2] - Thursday's Q [3]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00156.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00192.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00222.htm
Daily Katya Rivas
- Beloved one, how could I miss this appointment when it is your Anniversary? Let us talk a bit about prayer. See... Katya Rivas: Prayer [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00079.htm


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OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)------------
Six More CYF Providers Are Under Investigation
- Another six providers contracted by CYF are under investigation for financial and performance problems, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today. See... Six More CYF Providers Are Under Investigation [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00233.htm
Labour Gambles Away Prosperity On Kyoto
- The Labour Government is gambling away the prosperity and happiness of New Zealand children, ACT Economic Development Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today. See... Labour Gambles Away Prosperity On Kyoto [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00232.htm
All aboard for a rail buy-back
- Agreement is emerging from political parties, major users and from the public for the Government to regain control of the nation's rail track, Greens Co-leader, Jeanette Fitzsimons said today. See... All aboard for a rail buy-back [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00231.htm
New website promotes cultural events
- Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today launched a website that will promote the hundreds of cultural activities available to New Zealanders and international visitors during the America’s Cup period. See... New website promotes cultural events [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00225.htm
Greens Challenge Govt To List Spray Ingredients
- Green Biosecurity Spokesperson Ian Ewen-Street today repeated his challenge for Government to list all the ingredients in the spray which will be used in West Auckland to try and eradicate the painted apple moth. See... Greens Challenge Govt To List Spray Ingredients [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00227.htm
SOE’s plans will hurt households
- “Thousands of householders will be worse off if New Zealand’s largest electricity retailer, State-owned electricity company Genesis, is allowed to buy the Natural Gas Corporation’s customers and assets,” says National’s Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee. See... SOE’s plans will hurt households [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00226.htm
Mâori to benefit from early childhood strategy
- Whänau whänui and their tamariki will be specifically targeted to increase their participation in early childhood education in a new government ten-year plan, said Mäori Affairs and Associate Education Minister Parekura Horomia. See... Mâori to benefit from early childhood strategy [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00224.htm
Beehive Bulletin
- Education Minister Trevor Mallard this week launched a 10-year plan for early childhood education, which aims to increase participation, improve quality and promote collaborative relationships. See... Beehive Bulletin - Friday 13 September 2002 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00230.htm
Local government moves an outrage
- Business NZ says it is an outrage that the Local Government Bill is continuing to proceed in the new Parliament despite the fact that a virtually new select committee is now considering the Bill. See... Local government moves an outrage [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00229.htm
Select Committee Business to 13 September 2002
- There were 14 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex. One committee went on a site visit. See... Select Committee Business to 13 September 2002 [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00228.htm
UF defends support for Social Security Bill
- The National and New Zealand First parties have today shown why New Zealand needs a sensible, centrist party like United Future New Zealand in Parliament, according to the United Future family affairs spokeswoman, Judy Turner. See... UF defends support for Social Security Bill [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00223.htm
United Future’s u-turn undermines the family
- “United Future must justify its decision to do a u-turn by supporting the Social Security (Working Towards Employment) Amendment Bill. At face value the Bill is anti-family and an insult to widows,” said Party Leader Graham Capill. See... United Future’s u-turn undermines the family [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00067.htm
Will United Future change its mind?
- Petitioner for a Parliamentary review of the DPB, Lindsay Mitchell, says a family without a work ethic is a family doomed to stay on a benefit. See... Will United Future change its mind? [1]
[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00066.htm
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