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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 10 October 2005

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

1: Suzan Mazur: The Dorak Affair's Final Chapter

The Dorak mystery flower has opened at last. Earlier this week in phone conversations I had with David Stronach, Professor of Near East Archaeology at the University of California - Berkeley, Stronach disclosed that Jimmie Mellaart invented Dorak. He ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00120.htm


2: Depleted Uranium, George Bush & Tony Blair

While U.S. and British military personnel continue using uranium munitions- America's and England's own "dirty bombs" U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. Department of Defense officials continue to deny that there are any adverse health and environmental ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00122.htm


3: Rice's Upcoming Trip to Central Asia / Afghanistan

Josette Shiner, , Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs; Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs; and Christina Rocca, Assistant Secretary for South Asian Affairs

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00162.htm


4: Backgrounder: The DeLay/TRMPAC Indictments

The charges against Tom DeLay are simple. He has been indicted for conspiring with political allies to use corporate money on Texas campaigns and for laundering corporate funds for that purpose. The indictments charge that DeLay used the Republican National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00166.htm


5: Jason Miller: We Can’t Let It Happen Here

Over a year ago, the comfort of my world severely diminished as I took my journey through the looking glass and discerned the ugly truths about the nation of my birth, the United States of America. “Logic and proportion” certainly seemed to have “fallen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00115.htm


6: Kiwi home buyers lose out to foreign investors

New Zealand house prices are being pushed beyond the reach of many ordinary Kiwis thanks to an out of control buy up by foreign investors - but lack of monitoring means the true picture is hidden, Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00044.htm


7: PG Buchanan: Al-Qaeda’s Perverse Environmentalism

One of the less studied aspects of al-Qaeda’s global strategy of irregular warfare is the environmental element of the campaign. As it turns out, the jihadi project meshes neatly with the concerns of Western environmental groups, especially those ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00119.htm


8: Sheila Samples: A Horrid Reality...

While recently watching George Bush's carefully orchestrated performance from New Orleans' French Quarter a week late and a billion dollars short, I was struck by the confused desperation in his eyes, and I was overcome with sympathy. Not at the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00112.htm


9: Appeal for El Salvador

Central America has been devastated by Hurricane Stan, which has caused massive mudslides and extensive damage in Guatemala, Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. El Salvador has also faced volcanic eruption.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00058.htm


10: Tenth Anniversary of War in Bosnia-Herzegovina

The saddest thing about the tenth anniversary of the end of the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina is that it is taking place as late as 2005. During the three and a half years of the conflict, the international community's lack of political will meant that many ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00183.htm


11: Massey Lecturer Awarded Top Science Prize

Massey University's James Watson was presented with the 2005 Agricultural History Ig Nobel prize at the 15th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony at Harvard's Sanders Theatre on Thursday night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00016.htm


12: 1.7 million aid to victims, El Salvador, Guatemala

Commission to provide €1.7 million in humanitarian aid for victims of tropical storm Stan in El Salvador and Guatemala

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00169.htm


13: Chuckman Cartoon: The Genie In George's Bottle

BBC - President George W. Bush told Palestinian ministers that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq - and create a Palestinian State, a new BBC series reveals. Nabil Shaath says: "President Bush said to all of us: 'I'm driven with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00109.htm


14: Online Game Brings Olympic Experience to NZers

Gaming champion of New Zealand to attend the Olympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy, and compete in global championship

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00153.htm


15: Australian farmer falls prey to GE contamination

The first confirmed case of genetically engineered (GE) contamination in a field of commercial canola has struck a Victorian farmer. The incident opens up a legal mine-field for farmers and threatens Australian export markets.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00184.htm


16: Video Promo: Tampa Refugees Doco Broadcast Looms

Video: Pacific Solution - From Afghanistan to Aotearoa is a documentary that follows the plight of the Tampa refugees. The Tampa refugees are 438 Afghanis who on the day the World Trade Center crumbled were awash in a small boat off the coast of Australia, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00125.htm


17: Kamala Sarup: Columbus Day Historical Perspectives

Christopher Columbus accidentally discovered the Western Hemisphere for Europeans on October 12, 1492, although he continued to believe he had reached Asia until his death in 1506, even though his contemporaries knew that this land was not Asia. Before ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00110.htm


18: The Rape of Gulf Province - Independence Special

As we celebrate 30 years of Independence, it is timely that we examine the effective loss of sovereignty over an entire Province. In the last few years, Malaysian corporate giant Rimbunan Hijau has illegally seized control of almost the entire forests of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00123.htm


19: Alleged Organised Crime Gang Appear In Court

A depositions hearing gets underway in the Auckland High Court today which is the result of thousands of hours of work carried out by Police from the Auckland City and Counties Manukau Districts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0510/S00062.htm


20: U.S. Soldiers Trade Images Of Iraqi Dead For Porn

Richard Ehrlich reports that U.S. troops in Iraq have traded hundreds of images of mutilated corpses in exchange for free online pornography, according to the owner of a Web site investigated by the Pentagon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0509/S00389.htm


21: Dems Go After Bennett, Salem Radio Network, FCC

A growing list of Congress Members are not just speaking out about Bill Bennett's recent racist remarks on his radio show. Some of them are pressuring the network that airs his show, Salem Radio Network, and asking the sponsors that fund it to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00108.htm


22: David Robie Wins PIMA Pacific Media Freedom Award

A two-day Pacific media conference was capped today with the annual awards and an AUT journalist and academic, David Robie, won the major prize - the Pacific Media Freedom Award. The judges of the third annual awards, organised by the Pacific Islands ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00121.htm


23: Public Address 10/10/05 - Signal To Noise

Well, damn: I missed the scoop. At the Music Awards on Wednesday night, I bumped into the original Westie Girl, Jan Hellriegel, who had shortly before accosted the mayor and asked him to guarantee the survival of the speedway at Western Springs...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00118.htm


24: Nicholas Burns Trip to Brussels and the Balkans

MR. ERELI: This is an impressive crowd given the early hour, but in view of who's giving the briefing I'm not surprised. We're here to welcome Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nick Burns, who will be briefing on his upcoming trip to the Balkans, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00160.htm


25: Emergency Pakistan earthquake appeal

Aid and relief organisation TEAR Fund New Zealand is appealing for donations to assist victims of the earthquake that struck Pakistan on Saturday morning, and has caused damage stretching into India and Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00054.htm


26: Seminar to assist pandemic preparation

The organisers of a seminar on bird flu expect the event will assist government agencies and organisations plan for the feared Avian Influenza pandemic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00026.htm


27: Who won the Peace Prize? Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?

Oslo, Norway — The Nobel Peace Prize, founded on a fortune made from explosives, has gone to the agency whose job it is to promote nuclear power without promoting nuclear weapons, and the man who heads it. Anybody with that job probably deserves ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00185.htm


28: The Letter

The Bribe of Office; the Greens Dilemma; the Last Cab; U Turns; Queen Maker; Calling the Kettle Black; Don't Bank on It; Labour's Cabinet; New Ministers; Interesting Electoral Facts; the Economy

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00040.htm


29: Property values climb 14.9%

Statistics released today by QV continue to indicate steady growth in the residential property market, as residential properties increased in value by 14.9% over the year to September, up from 14.7% annual growth to August.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00150.htm


30: Cervical Cancer Vaccine Shows 100% Prevention

Investigational Vaccine Prevented 100% High Grade Cervical Pre-Cancers, And Non-Invasive Cervical Cancers (*) in Phase III Study

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0510/S00020.htm

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