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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 22 September 2005

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Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: ELECTION '05: Special Vote Calculator

Special vote caclulator By Douglas Bagnall Click to view.... http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00316.htm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00316.htm


2: Supercomputer Weather: Rita Is Galveston Bound

Hurricane Rita, presently a Category 5 Hurricane and the third most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico, is headed directly to the low-lying island city of Galveston and then Texas's biggest city Houston.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00342.htm


3: Congress Reps. Object To Valerie Plame Inquiry Res

Dissenting Views to Accompany H.Res. 420, Resolution of Inquiry to the Attorney General - We strongly dissent from the Majority’s decision to report unfavorably H. Res. 420, a resolution of inquiry directed to the Attorney General regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00403.htm


4: Malaria Epidemic Threatening 6 Million Ethiopians

With more than 6 million Ethiopians, most of them children, threatened by a potential nationwide malaria epidemic, and polio continuing to spread, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned that it urgently needs nearly $22 million to ward off the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00409.htm


5: Marc My Words: What Was The Result?

Marc My Words. By Marc Alexander MP Wednesday 21 September 2005 What was the result?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00474.htm


6: Peters Asks Herald To Stop Lying

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has reiterated his call for the NZ Herald to cease its long running exercise in deception. Mr Peters was responding to a front page article in today’s Herald, which states that he ‘had still not returned ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00471.htm


7: Mark Drolette: Hate America? You Bet - This One

“I have seen the face of God!” No, this is not George W. Bush’s daily affirmation upon looking in the mirror each morning after coming to/transmogrifying/getting up (though it could be, I guess), but rather the rapturous exclamation from Howard Beale ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00327.htm


8: Discarded MP can still WOW them

A recently discarded Member of Parliament will begin his personal recycling process this week with an entry in The Wonderful World of Wearable Arts (WOW) in its first Wellington season.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00478.htm


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http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00331.htm


10: SkyTV Revolution “My Sky” Launch Date Confirmed

SKY Television today unveiled “MY SKY”, the personal video recorder (PVR), to be launched on 5 December 2005, which will forever change the way New Zealanders watch television.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0509/S00064.htm


11: US Comments on Chinese Engagement in Latin America

China increasingly is engaged economically and politically in Latin America, and this engagement should enhance -- not impair -- U.S. ties to the region, says Charles Shapiro, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00419.htm


12: Imact of Policy On People Highlighted UN Assembly

As the General Assembly continued the General Debate of its 60th anniversary session this afternoon, government ministers stressed that international agreements and State activities should have concrete, positive impact on the security, rights and peaceful ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00408.htm


13: Lost and Found, 150 Range Rovers in New Zealand

Around 150 Range Rovers have been driving around New Zealand for the last couple of years with factory fitted navigation systems from industry leader Siemens VDO, that couldn’t take them anywhere. Unfortunately when they were purchased, maps had ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0509/S00045.htm


14: Stirling Newberry: What's Left?

Over the weekend, two of the core industrialized nations voted in national elections, and they were joined by New Zealand, which, if it is not a major economic player, is still among the world's most advanced economies. The lens of left and right does ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00322.htm


15: Nat caucus shares Labour's disquiet over campaign

Labour's disquiet about the nature of National's election campaign was confirmed today by rumblings in the National party caucus, Steve Maharey said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00468.htm


16: Whither China: From Membership to Responsibility?

Robert B. Zoellick, Deputy Secretary of State Remarks to National Committee on U.S.-China Relations New York City September 21, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00406.htm


17: Peace in Islam: history, precept and practice

I could not help but feel touched the first time a New Zealand friend said salaam aleikum to me. The familiarity of the greeting, and the warmth with which it was said, made me feel a little closer to home, my native country Algeria. Reflecting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00344.htm


18: Helen Clark and Winston Peters meet

The two leaders confirmed their understanding of Mr Peters’ Rotorua speech on 7th September 2005, in which he set out the position New Zealand First would take to ensure stable government for the next term of Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00464.htm


19: The Fundamentalist Shadow of George W. Bush

“How do you find a lion that has swallowed you?” asked Swiss psychologist, Carl Jung, commenting on the moral dilemma posed by the “shadow,” his insightful term for the dark, hidden side of the human psyche. The answer to Jung’s questions is “you can’t ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00292.htm


20: Rice IV With Time Magazine Editorial Board

QUESTION: Many of my colleagues, I know, are going to ask questions about North Korea and Iraq and things like that, but I thought I'd start off a little differently and talking a little bit about the President and race. Obviously, the hurricane -- ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0509/S00383.htm


21: Public Address 22/09/05 - Not Such A Smart Move

The Herald has gone premium and the people are not happy. Several grumpy readers have contacted me about the New Zealand Herald's introduction yesterday of its new content policies. Opinion pieces are now "premium content" and to read them online ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00340.htm


22: Anarchists reject coalition with any party

“We also thank politicians for further reducing the public’s trust in them. This was the most scurrilous, muck-raking and unprincipled election campaign New Zealand’s ever had – and we think that’s just great!” says Sam Buchanan, spokesperson for the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0509/S00251.htm


23: Body Found At Wenderholm

Police have launched an investigation after a body was found at Wenderholm Regional Park, north of Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00345.htm


24: Kevin List: What's Dunne Got Against The Greens?

Last evening United Future leader Peter Dunne took a leaf out of his good friend National leader Don Brash's campaigning book and explained on TVNZ's Close Up at Seven that the Green Party's worldview was not that of the 'mainstream'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00303.htm


25: Oil companies should soften blow to motorists

The price of oil is likely to spike next week because of the impact of Hurricane Rita but oil companies should absorb the rise themselves before passing it on to Kiwi motorists, Green Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00476.htm


26: Book Launch: Hitler Was A British Agent

Greg Hallett and the Spymaster have co-authored a book titled Hitler Was British Agent. The authors have been researching for the past two years gathering information from all around the world including Europe. Interview subjects included: James Bond ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0509/S00185.htm


27: Ernest Partridge: Who Lost New Orleans?

“If some people are foolish enough to live below sea level, or in flood plains, or in earthquake zones, why should the rest of us bail them out when an expected disaster strikes?”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00326.htm


28: Visa-gate inquiry - once over lightly?

Hon. Tony Ryall National Party MP 22 September 2005 Visa-gate inquiry - once over lightly? National MP Tony Ryall says the QC investigation into Labour’s Associate Pacific Island Affairs Minister Taito Philip Field is completely inadequate and may ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0509/S00477.htm


29: AUS Tertiary Update

Election green light for tripartite process While the final result of the General Election will not be known for more than another week, the most likely outcome is the re-election of the Labour-led Government. Implicit in that is the continuing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0509/S00071.htm


30: Sunday Times Wrong On Mental Health And Cannabis

The UK's Sunday Times recently published an article headed "Mental problems soar among children using cannabis" which had claimed "THE number of children treated for mental disorders caused by smoking cannabis has quadrupled since the government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0509/S00092.htm

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