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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 9 November 2005

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

1: Mary-Kate and Ashley are ACE

Teenage fashion icons Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen are among a star-studded line-up of personalities to be honoured in the 2005 Accessories Council Excellence Awards (ACE Awards).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00100.htm


2: Congress Reps Seek Meeting With Ahmed Chalabi

Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Maurice Hinchey and other Members will send the attached letter to Mr. Ahmed Chalabi asking for a meeting to discuss his role in manipulating the intelligence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00123.htm


3: The Real Deal: Tagging Terrorist Chickens

Have you heard about the National Animal Identification System (NAIS)? The radio ads feature a “farmer” telling us how hard it is to make a living farming today - harder than it was for Momma and Daddy. Worse yet, now we’ve got the risks of all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00146.htm


4: 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


5: Protests against new US Ambassador - one arrest!

The new US ambassador, William McCormick, was confronted this morning by anti-war protesters at Government House today where he was presenting his credentials to the Governer General. Fifteen anti-war protesters gathered at the entrance gate displaying ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00083.htm


6: "Kerry Told Me He Now Thinks Election Was Stolen"

New York University professor and author Mark Crispin Miller says in an interview on Democracy Now!: “[Kerry] told me he now thinks the election was stolen. He says he doesn't believe he is the person that can be out in front because of the sour ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00139.htm


7: Proceeds From NZ Music Month T-Shirts Donated

In May of this year the NZ Music Month Committee teamed up with Hallensteins to make the official NZ Music Month 2005 T-shirt available for sale for the first ever time. This was a highly successful campaign which saw thousands of New Zealanders showing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00026.htm


8: 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


9: Karen P. Hughes: America's Dialogue With the World

Karen P. Hughes, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Remarks at Women's Foreign Policy Group's Tenth Anniversary Luncheon Event The Fairmont, Washington, DC November 4, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00118.htm


10: Brownlee's Attack Ill Informed Nonsense

“Gerry Brownlee, with all the finesse of a rather large bull in a China shop, has managed to not only offend the office of the Governor General, but to highlight his complete ignorance of constitutional maters in the process,” says Rt Hon Winston ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00112.htm


11: 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


12: Westpac Business & Financial Journalism Awards

Outstanding business and financial journalism has been recognised by Westpac New Zealand in its 42nd annual Business & Financial Journalism Awards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0511/S00148.htm


13: 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


14: Japanese Whalers leave for Southern Ocean

Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on the Fisheries Agency of Japan and the companies behind it to recall the whaling fleet that has just left the port of Shimonoseki in Japan to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean whale sanctuary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00075.htm


15: VIDEO: US Used Chemical Weapons In Fallujah

Powerful new evidence emerged yesterday that the United States dropped massive quantities of white phosphorus on the Iraqi city of Fallujah during the attack in November of 2004. The attack killed insurgents and civilians with appalling burns that are the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00143.htm


16: Public Address 06/11/05 - Worf Vs Tuvok

One of the things I recall most strongly about the occasions I visited Paris is that they had three kinds of police - and all of them were pricks. You could be arrested if you were caught without ID, and my more romantic illusions about Paris parks were ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00144.htm


17: 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


18: Combating the Proliferation of WMDs

Robert G. Joseph, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Remarks to Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference Washington, DC November 7, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00126.htm


19: Governor-General Wars: The Letter to Leaders

Below is a letter sent by the Cabinet Office to all party leaders after the election, regarding Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright's role in the negotiation to form a Government. The letter was released by the Prime Minister.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00145.htm


20: Maori Party Concerned By Contaminated Site

An independent peer review conducted by Lou Gallagher, environmental epidemiologist, has recommended the Whakatane District Council initiate an evaluation of human health risk at the site proposed for The Hub shopping centre.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00125.htm


21: Anderton: Tribute to David Lange and Rod Donald

There is poignancy in the death of David Lange and Rod Donald since this House last met. I worked closely with each of them at different times. And I came to part ways with each of them too.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00123.htm


22: Burma's foreign business partners list published

BRUSSELS, 8 November 2005, (ICFTU Online): As the International Labour Organisation (ILO) prepares to hold a crucial debate for Burma's continued membership of this UN agency, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) today released ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00111.htm


23: Is Your Fridge Safe?

A study carried out for the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) and the New Zealand Foodsafe Partnership (NZFP)has found that one in three Kiwi homes has a fridge that's operating above the recommended temperatures for keeping food safe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0511/S00038.htm


24: PM: Obituary Speeches 9 November 2005

Tributes to the late Rt Hon David Lange, Rod Donald, Hon John Falloon, Jack Luxton

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00120.htm


25: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 8, 2005

IRAQ Assassination of Defense Attorney: US Condemns Violence, Offers Condolences US, Iraqi Efforts to Ensure Security at Saddam Trial Iraqi Security Forces to Provide Security at Proceedings for All Participants

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00128.htm


26: 18th Annual Global Trade Controls Conference

John Hillen, Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs Remarks to the Conference Washington, DC November 3, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00119.htm


28: My Friend the Addict - Wed 9 Nov 11.25pm TV2

New Zealand filmmaker, Carthew Neal tries to get his best friend off methamphetamine and films the rocky process. When things don’t go to plan he searches for answers in a country gripped by a methamphetamine epidemic. He meets a woman with seven people ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0511/S00084.htm


29: Scoop Feedback: Touching the World

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. They do not appear in any precise order.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00135.htm


30: Kelpie Wilson: Let Them Freeze in the Dark

Every time conservationists have criticized the energy industries for the pollution and climate destruction it takes to pull oil, coal, gas and uranium out of the ground and turn it into energy, the retort is always the same: "You eco-freaks want everybody ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00141.htm

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