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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 11 November 2005

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

1: 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


2: Nandor's decision

Nandor Tanczos will be taking a seat as a Member of Parliament for the Green Party of Aotearoa / New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00137.htm


3: 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


4: Scoop Video: Snippets From Rod Donald's Funeral

Green Party co-leader Rod Donald died suddenly on Sunday November 6 2005. Scoop here presents video snippets from his funeral, held at Christchurch's Cathedral on Thursday, November 10 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00162.htm


5: Amid Eritrean-Ethiopian Tension, UN Continues

Visiting Ethiopia and Eritrea amid concerns that deteriorating relations could lead to fresh fighting between the two countries, which fought a bitter border war from 1998 to 2000, a United Nations Security Council envoy today received a briefing from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00148.htm


6: Ray McGovern: CIA v. Cheney

Allegations keep cropping up in the press that CIA professionals are undermining the administration. In at least one sense, I suppose, this is true. For when an administration embarks on a war justified by little or no intelligence, speaking truth can be regarded ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00155.htm


7: Rod Donald Funeral Rivals Election In Net Ratings

Television New Zealand may be regretting its decision not to broadcast Rod Donald's funeral live on free-to-air television after its interactive services division struggled to cope with massive demand from the public to view the funeral via an online stream. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00158.htm


8: Peters Gives US Ambassador Good Kiwi Welcome

Today, high among the upper levels of Bowen House New Zealand's new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, set about warming up relations with the latest American Ambassador to New Zealand, William McCormick.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00160.htm


9: '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


10: International Briefs

One Law For All: A French Success Story - Bush Clarifies Position on Torture - Watching Opening of New Zealand Parliament Turns Queen into Republican

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00161.htm


11: 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


12: Selwyn Manning Reports From Rod Donald's Funeral

Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning attended this morning's funeral for Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald at Christchurch Cathedral. After the service he talked by phone to Scoop's Alastair Thompson and gave his impressions of the funeral and the man. Later he spoke ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00159.htm


13: 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


14: Sickness, Invalid numbers a more worrying trend

National’s Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins, says while it is encouraging that unemployment figures have fallen, a far more worrying trend is the continuing rise in Sickness and Invalids’Benefit numbers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00136.htm


15: DPR Korea Urged to Take a Human Rights Measures

In the effort to improve the human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), a rights expert today urged Pyongyang to invite him and other United Nations-mandated personnel to visit the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00163.htm


16: 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


17: The Struggle for Coca Decriminalization in Bolivia

Bolivian social scientist and coca historian José Mirtenbaum provides a fascinating retrospective in The Narco News bulletin today on the history of coca criminalization and the struggle to decriminalize it during the last two decades.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00153.htm


18: 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


19: 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


20: Ramzy Baroud: Rosa Parks' Enduring Legacy

What I find truly remarkable in Rosa Parks’ now legendary defiance is the simple forthrightness of her actions. Her death, at the age of 92, should be more than a sober reminder of the legacy of a legendary Civil Rights pioneer, but rather a reminder ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00152.htm


21: 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


22: Scoop Live Video: Rod Donald's Funeral In ChCh

In association with r2.co.nz Scoop will be streaming this morning's funeral service at Christchurch Cathedral for Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald live.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00148.htm


23: Polio And De-Worming Campaigns In Liberia

Liberia’s third round of National Immunization Days will be kicked off tomorrow, aiming to provide 1.2 million children under five years of age with the oral polio vaccine and de-worming medicine, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00156.htm


24: Respect your workmates: always wash your hands

There's about 119,000 cases of food-borne illness in New Zealand each year and one of the easiest ways to avoid being a statistic is to go wash your hands.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0511/S00044.htm


25: 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


26: "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


27: 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


28: Ernest Partridge: The Sleeping Giant Stirs

“The Americans will always do the right thing” Winston Churchill once remarked, “after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.” The American public may be running out of alternatives. If so, the Bush Administration and the Republicans have reason to be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00151.htm


29: Press Briefing: Rove, Torture, France, Australia

# Congressional investigation/leak on secret prisons # Ethics briefings # Karl Rove/CIA leak investigation # Torture/CIA exemption? # Presidential pardon for Libby? # Illegal immigration # Australia/arrests of terror suspects # France/riots # Presidential ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00161.htm


30: 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

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