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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - October 29-30 2005

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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Lion Red "undie 500" in conjunction with The Rock

When is it ever appropriate to get your kit off and sprint down Queen Street in your undies to the screams of hundreds of supporters?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00196.htm


2: Jason Leopold: Now It’s About The Niger Forgeries

On Friday, after securing a five-count criminal indictment against Vice President Dick Cheney’s Chief of Staff, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, for lying to a grand jury about what he knew and when he knew it in regard to the outing of a covert CIA agent, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00316.htm


3: A Week of It: Fat Cat Pay Packets - Winston Smiles

Earlier this week State Services Commisioner Mark Prebble released a report showing that Public Service chief executive's wages were not rising as fast as he wanted them to. In a graph on page 102 of the report a brave line clawed its way to salaries ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00314.htm


4: Senator John Kerry Statement On Libby Indictment

“Today’s indictment of the Vice President’s top aide and the continuing investigation of Karl Rove are evidence of White House corruption at the very highest levels, far from the ‘honor and dignity’ the president pledged to restore to Washington just ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00423.htm


5: Cheney Aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Indicted

US Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby has been charged with perjury, making a false statement and obstruction of justice in relation to the investigation into the outing of Valerie Plame a CIA agent in an ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00315.htm


6: A Window Into The White House Cesspool

With Scooter Libby's indictment, the first shoe has been dropped in the Plamegate criminal case. Whether there will be other shoes is problematic.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00317.htm


7: Full Text Of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Indictment

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Holding a Criminal Term Grand Jury Sworn in on October 31, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00422.htm


8: Senate Dem. Leader Harry Reid On Libby Indictment

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has released the following statement on the Lewis "Scooter" Libby Indictment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00424.htm


9: President's Remarks on the Resignation of Libby

President George W. Bush speaks to the media on the South Lawn regarding the resignation Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, of Vice Presidential Chief of Staff Scooter Libby. White House photo by Paul Morse 3:51 P.M. EDT

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00429.htm


10: Vice President's Statement on Libby Resignation

Mr. Libby has informed me that he is resigning to fight the charges brought against him. I have accepted his decision with deep regret.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00425.htm


11: Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan October 27, 2005

MR. McCLELLAN: Good morning, everybody. You have the letter from Harriet Miers and you also have the statement by the President. I'm here to kind of answer whatever other questions you might have. I also want to give you a couple of tick-tock items.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00427.htm


12: Ambassador Joe Wilson On Libby Indictment

The five count indictment issued by the Grand Jury today is an important step in the criminal justice process that began more than two years ago. I commend Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald for his professionalism, for his diligence, and for his ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00428.htm


13: Iran Israel Statement Unhelpful: Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has criticised comments by Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for Israel to be “wiped off the map”.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00189.htm


14: Burma’s Military Regime Labels Bush A Murderer

BANGKOK, Thailand -- America's war on terrorism is an excuse allowing the "bloodthirsty murderer" to invade Afghanistan and Iraq, kill innocent people, and strip survivors of their human rights, according to Burma's military regime. Burma's newest tirade ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00308.htm


15: White House Official I. Lewis Libby Indicted

WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL I. LEWIS LIBBY INDICTED ON OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE, FALSE STATEMENT AND PERJURY CHARGES RELATING TO LEAK OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION REVEALING CIA OFFICER’S IDENTITY

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00421.htm


16: Harriet Miers' Supreme Court Nomination Withdrawal

Today, I have reluctantly accepted Harriet Miers' decision to withdraw her nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00426.htm


17: Lyndon Hood: More 'Innovative' Reshuffling

First, there was the constitutional innovation involved in the formation of the new Government. Now, Don Brash has created a post for Wayne Mapp officially titled "Political Correctness Eradicator". This throws open a world of possibilities. Scoop has some ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00305.htm


18: From Bollywood with Love

Two Bollywood names will bring a taste of movie glamour and star power to the Asia:NZ Diwali Festival of Lights in Aotea Square, Auckland, this weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00216.htm


19: Scientists Argue Over Planned Dalai Lama Lecture

Washington – A planned lecture by the Dalai Lama to U.S. scientists has caused controversy among neurologists. U.S. neurobiologist Nancy Hayes said this week she cannot support a non-scientist giving a lecture on research results in front of scientists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00414.htm


20: www.mccully.co.nz 28 October 2005

It was payday for the nation's top bureaucrats this week with the unveiling of huge salary increases for departmental heads. And State Services Commissioner Dr Mark Prebble warned there is more payolla on the way. "I am now at a point where I need ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00183.htm


21: Prime TV Video: Holmes This Week, Urban Gangs

Urban Jungle: Gang warfare in South Auckland: Holmes interviews Maori Party co-leader Dr Pita Sharples and Youth Court Judge Andrew Beacroft on what can be done to make the streets of South Auckland safe again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00311.htm


22: Video: Shine TV’s NZOne Current Events

Shine TV current events interview. Video courtesy of Shinetv.co.nz and r2.co.nz.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00313.htm


23: No Right Turn: Sedition in Australia

In the wake of terrorist threats against Melbourne and more bombings in Bali, the Australian government is attempting to pass draconian new anti-terrorism laws .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00273.htm


24: Would You Like A FTA With That Order

Bill Grigsby of Eastern Oregon University examines the rise of Karen Hughes, former TV reporter, George Bush’s longtime publicist, and now undersecretary for public diplomacy in the State Department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00309.htm


25: PUBLIC ADDRESS 27/10/05 – Groupthink Comedy

The National Party might have harnessed its talent, old and new and set out on a course of informed opposition to the new government, and the presentation of robust policy alternatives. Instead, it chose to make an appointment that makes it look ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00304.htm


26: No Right Turn: Neither consistent nor liberal

Why do conservatives oppose "political correctness"? Over the last few days, we've seen a lot of bluster about how "political correctness" is about minorities attempting to impose their views on the majority, an attack on freedom ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00312.htm


27: Scoop Feedback: Controversial New James Bond

The following is a selection of feedback and other unsolicited email received by Scoop recently. The opinions they contain do not necessarily reflect those of Scoop.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00295.htm


28: Help us find geckos

ROCK CLIMBERS and other high country enthusiasts could again become the heroes of a survey of alpine geckos, designed to discover new species and new localities. The Department of Conservation, the National Parks and Conservation Foundation and outdoor ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00064.htm


29: S Auckland gangs are the children of Rogernomics

The Green Party will today lend support to local efforts to tackle the youth gang issue in South Auckland, but believe that New Zealand's entire economic model must be seen as the root cause of recent violence, Social Justice Spokesperson Sue Bradford ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00177.htm


30: New Zealand Sme Market Set To Benefit

New Zealand small to medium sized enterprises are set to benefit from one of the most acclaimed and proven business methods available - the Balanced Scorecard.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00505.htm

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