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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 8 November 2005

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

1: ImpeachPAC Raises Over $20,000 in First Weekend

ImpeachPAC, a new political action committee created to support congressional candidates who favor impeaching Bush and Cheney, raised over $20,000 in its first weekend. ImpeachPAC was launched late Friday at www.impeachpac.org , and by early Sunday evening had ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00100.htm


2: VP Lied As White House Sought To Defuse Leak Inq.

Months after Plame’s identity was disclosed by conservative columnist Robert Novak, Cheney continued to hide the fact that he and his aides were intimately involved in disseminating classified information about her to journalists.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00120.htm


3: Kiwis Are Keen Lovers Of Unsafe Sex

New Zealand second highest in world for one-night stands New Zealanders have sex 114 times a year - ahead of global average & Australia Kiwis fourth highest in world for unsafe sex & third highest in world for number of sexual partners Queenstown ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0511/S00035.htm


4: New Book: The Next Gulf - Oil Conflict in Nigeria

Published by Constable £8.99 Paperback Published on 10th November 2005 to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Ken Saro-Wiwa’s death In the new scramble for Africa, oil-rich Nigeria and other West African countries are becoming a counterweight to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00099.htm


5: Is Brand 'Wood' Now A Liability For TVNZ?

The media director for BBDO Colenso, Peter Myles considers it likely that Susan Wood will experience a "negative" reaction from TV viewers following her employment disputes with TVNZ.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00133.htm


6: National Party portfolio changes

National Party Leader Don Brash has today announced the following portfolio changes:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00106.htm


7: FULL COVERAGE: Tributes To Rod Donald

News Items and Tributes: Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died Saturday night at around midnight at his home in St Martins, Christchurch. A public funeral will be held at the Christchurch Cathedral, Thursday, 10:30am, followed by a private burial.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00123.htm


8: Euthanasia Promoter Faces Imprisonment In Cambodia

BANGKOK, Thailand -- An American facing possible expulsion or imprisonment for creating a Web site luring suicidal people to die in Cambodia, said he made no money from his morbid venture and did it after failing to convince a California town to legalize ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00127.htm


9: Envoy Says Eritrean-Ethiopia Situation Delicate

At the start of a two-day tour of Eritrea and Ethiopia to dispel rising tensions, the Chairman of the United Nations Security Council Working Group on Peacekeeping Operations said today that the resolution of the border dispute between the formerly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00098.htm


10: Speech from the Throne

It is a privilege for me to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 48th Parliament. On 17 September the people of New Zealand voted for the fourth time under the MMP electoral system. Negotiations since then have resulted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00104.htm


11: New Zealanders Nominate Top Coach

The job of a professional coach has to be one of the world's hardest. You're on top of the world if your athletes win but if they fail the fans are baying for blood and your job on the line.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00078.htm


12: 'Extinct' seabird drops in for dinner

A small seabird known only from specimens collected over 150 years ago flew inside a fisherman’s boat anchored off Little Barrier Island on Friday night. The bird is thought to be the New Zealand storm petrel (Oceanites maorianus), which was re-discovered ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00019.htm


13: Wellington Meets Love in the Fast Lane

Fast Impressions, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest speed dating service, is bringing it’s brand of stylish, invitation-only speed dating to Wellington. Launching on November 23, events will be held on a fortnightly basis at Monkey Bar, Wellington’s slick ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00140.htm


14: Memorial gathering for Rod Donald in Wellington

A public memorial gathering for Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald will be held at Parliament on Monday week, 21 November.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00107.htm


15: Public Address 08/11/05 - Only In New Zealand

Red-robed figures, carrying a proclamation from the head of state, swooshed purposefully across Parliament Grounds today; past a bit of light traffic on Molesworth Street; past schoolkids walking in the opposite direction; past bronzed sunbathers and barefoot, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00130.htm


16: The President & His Vice: Torturers' Puppetmaster

The dots have finally been connected and the picture is not a pretty one. It is the face of the president of vice, Dick Cheney. The policies on the treatment of prisoners emanating from Cheney's office triggered the abuse and torture, according ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00126.htm


17: Bill Grigsby: A Culture Of Lies

The neoconservative pundits are hard at work, attempting to convince their readers that ‘Plamegate’ is an isolated incident, hardly worth the cost of the newsprint. The ever-spry George Will leap-frogged effortlessly from Harriet Miers over indicted ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00128.htm


18: Bird Flu: A Corporate Bonanza for the Biotech Indu

On November 1, President George W. Bush went to the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland to hold a high profile press conference, to announce a 381-page plan, officially called the Pandemic Influenza Strategic Plan .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00124.htm


19: Statement from Susan Wood’s Lawyer

I was surprised to see the statements made by TVNZ’s spokesperson Avon Adams to the NZPA that “Susan Wood has settled her differences amicably with TVNZ” and her indication to the journalist that Ms Wood would be accepting a salary cut.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00153.htm


20: Illegal kitchen brings $13,000 fine

Illegal building works, including the creation of a second kitchen, has given a Glenfield property owner food for thought in the form of a $13,000 fine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0511/S00052.htm


21: Vacancies Filled On Int'l Court Of Justice

Four prominent jurists were elected today – with one re-elected – to serve on the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the United Nations' principal judicial organ for settling disputes between countries, for a term of nine years beginning on 6 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00102.htm


22: Game publisher predicts bird flu upsurge

Publisher, Matt Taylor, reports that the response to the launch of the board game Breakscore® and it's web site www.breakscore.com has been extremely positive with recent orders from Tahiti, Finland, the UK and the USA. Taylor attributes the increase ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00046.htm


23: Real Estate Cash from Treasure and Trash

I liked this book right from the get go. Anyone whose mantra in relation to property is “to be the best at creating beautiful spaces for people to live in, invest in and enjoy” is – in my opinion – in the property investing market for a great reason.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00129.htm


24: Sustainable fish guide launched w celebrity chips

For the second year in a row, no New Zealand fishery was rated as sustainable in Forest and Bird’s wallet card consumer guide to commercially caught fish. The Best Fish Guide 05-06 was launched with the support of the Best Fish Guide Ambassador ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00066.htm


25: New Mexico Law Suit Delves Inside Voting Machines

New Mexico rarely generates much national news. When it does, as in the Wen Ho Lee nuclear espionage investigation, it can be explosive. Now a little-known lawsuit before New Mexico District Court Judge Eugenio S. Mathis has the potential to alter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00067.htm


26: Rod Donald's Posthumous Messages Regarding Ideals

On October 31, I e-mailed Rod inviting him to join us at the January weekend of protest at the Waihopai spybase (as he had done ever since he entered Parliament in 1996).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00072.htm


27: Pay hike not due to unions

Chief Executive Phil O'Reilly says the recent wage movement is clearly related to the skills and labour shortage.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00150.htm


28: John Pagani: A Kiwi Impression Of Paris Burning

I'm a long way from the riots to date, bolted behind layers of security as Paris apartment dwellers are. And though I rented a car for this weekend, I don't have one parked on the street to be burned by the hordes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00118.htm


29: BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys Has Something For All

>From fishing boats, robots and jet-skis to mountain bikes, mini-choppers and golf simulators, BP Ultimate Big Boys Toys 2005 has it all. "The Showgrounds are absolutely jam-packed with exhibits this year," says the event's marketing manager, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00154.htm


30: Fonterra Westpac Dairy Excellence Awards

The Fonterra Westpac Dairy Excellence Awards have a new national focus for the Farm Business section aimed at further encouraging the growth and development of New Zealand’s top dairy farmers into industry leaders and ambassadors.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00152.htm

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