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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings - 25-26 February 2006


The Weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: IDF opens fire on medical team wounding many

"We were standing in the alley way, everything was quite when suddenly without warning we heard a big explosion and heard gun shots. I then saw Jarar and Ihab liying on the floor. Ihab wasn't moving." Wounded Dutch medical volunteer

2: A Week of It: RadioNZ Ructions – Air NZ Advisories

Radio Ructions – The Story You Probably Won't Hear On Mediawatch - Air NZ Boss Leaves Potentially Departing Staff Inspiring Recorded Message - Andrew Little discusses Air NZ lay offs - National's Foreign Affairs dude lashes Out At Ex U.S. President...

3: Aust: Intelligent Design infiltrates science class

Greens NSW Education spokesperson John Kaye today released figures showing that 2,800 private school students in Newcastle and the Hunter valley are at risk of being taught Intelligent Design as science. He called on federal and state education ministers ...

4: Arts Festival Review: The History Boys

Opening night of the New Zealand International Arts Festival. There's a sense of importance and occasion among the crowd at the St James, even if some of them were not sufficiently awed to remember to turn their cell phones off. This is serious ...

5: Arts Festival Review - Tea: A Mirror of Soul

Dun’s shorter works have been heard by NZSO concertgoers and his score for the soundtrack of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has familiarised a huge audience worldwide with his work. So it was pleasing but hardly surprising to see the Michael Fowler centre ...

6: Dubai and The Bush Dynasty Deal with the Devil

The Bush family has always had a deal with the devil. As Kevin Phillips, the man who originally crafted the GOP "Southern Strategy" for Nixon, told BuzzFlash, the Bush family only excels at two things: corporate cronyism and stealing elections. ...

7: Arts Fest: Mikelangelo & the Black Sea Gentlemen

Mikelangelo & the Black Sea Gentlemen put on a fine foot-stomping, laugh out loud and go home humming sort of show. Mikelangelo (vocals and guitar) looks like a lounge-lizard Elvis wannabe (except for the waistcoat and sombrero), and speaks with the sonorousness ...

8: Contractors Steer Clear of No-Name Cable Products

New Zealand’s major cable manufacturer says most electricians are avoiding the temptation of cheap, unbranded cable products because of liability issues that could rest with the contractor if something goes wrong.

9: Arts Festival Review: Antonio Forcione Quartet

Antonio Focione and his Quartet bring an astonishing array of sounds to the National Bank Festival Club this week, and they opened their five-night run with an electrifying performance on Saturday which had the audience alternating between gasps of astonishment ...

10: Arts Fest Review: King and Country

In August 1914 Europe descended into all-out warfare, and New Zealand stepped into the fray alongside the Mother Country. Many young New Zealanders were eager to prove themselves in battle and see the world at the same time. By 1918, the tiny country ...

11: Arts Festival Review: Les Arts Sauts

The 28 metre high inflatable dome where Les Arts Sauts are staging Ola Karla is an instant landmark on the Wellington waterfront. Entrance to the unusual building is through hair-deranging ‘air lock’ buffer doors, and as you take your seat in a Brighton ...

12: Arts Festival Review: Eraritjaritjaka

Eraritjaritjaka was inspired by the works of Nobel laureate Elias Canetti. His words as they appear in the performance - from notebooks and prose works - have the structure and beauty of poetry, as well as hinting at deeper meanings; about the connections ...

13: Arts Festival Review: The Earth from Above

The photographs in the Earth from Above exhibition may seem faintly familiar from various coffee-table collections, but on this scale they are much more impressive. There is also something enormously appealing about walking through an outdoor gallery.

14: The Mapp Report, 24 February 2006

Even man’s best friend cannot escape from the excessive demands of political correctness. From July 1, all newly registered dogs will be required to be micro-chipped with an identity tag. The legislation was created after a series of dog-attacks in 2003.

15: Radio NZ should explain why Tom Frewen was sacked

Radio New Zealand appears to be breaching its own editorial policies by terminating the contract of well-respected media commentator Tom Frewen, Green Party Broadcasting Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says.

16: Howard's march to Bush's nuclear tune dangerous

Australians ought to be shocked that Prime Minister John Howard has fallen into line behind US President George Bush in advocating nuclear power and undermining the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Australian Greens energy spokesperson Senator Christine ...

17: World's Press Regret FIFA's Withdrawal From Talks

The World Association of Newspapers and a coalition of the world's leading news agencies today expressed their 'dismay' and 'deep regret' about the decision of FIFA, the international, soccer federation, to abandon talks about the severe restrictions ...

18: China: Tiananmen dissident mentally ill by Torture

After 16 years, Tiananmen dissident Yu Dongyue was finally freed from prison yesterday, but with his mental health impaired. Amnesty International welcomed his release and called for all others still imprisoned in connection with the crackdown on the 1989 ...

19: “Democracy” To Justify Invasion And Mass Murder

As the pretexts to justify the illegal war of aggression against Iraq started to collapse one after the other, the Bush Administration, its vassals and the mass media adopted the cliché of “democracy” to justify the invasion and the mass murder of ...

20: Psych Drugs - Doctors Serve As Middle-Man Pushers

Although peddling psychiatric drugs for off-label treatment of every ailment known to man is highly profitable, it is also illegal. Marketing schemes that increase the rates at which drugs are prescribed for off-label use, result in the sale of ...

21: Fringe Review: Newtown Spoken Word

A spoken word festival may not be everybody's idea of a good time. However I have been known to commit poetry myself, so I happily headed off to the Newtown Community and Cultural Centre.

22: Questions And Answers - 22 February 2006

1. Dr DON BRASH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in the Minister of Transport; if so, why?

23: Russ Wellen: The Bourse Conspiracy

For an administration that shrouds itself in the sophomoric secrecy of the Skull and Bones Club, its surprising how its plan to invade Iraq could be read like a book. With Iran though it's got the drapes closed and the shades drawn. In fact, guessing ...

24: Questions And Answers - 23 February 2006

1. MARYAN STREET (Labour) to the Minister of Commerce: What progress has been made recently to advance the single economic market agenda between New Zealand and Australia?

25: Petrodollars and Nuclear Weapons Proliferation

Iran has been in the gun-sights of George W. Bush and his entourage from the moment that he was parachuted into the presidency in November 2000 by his father’s Supreme Court.

26: UN Haiti welcomes national dialogue after election

After updating the Security Council on the election process in Haiti, the United Nations top envoy to that country welcomed President-elect René Préval’s invitation for Haitians to join together in a national dialogue.

27: Paul Buchanan: When Communists Look Good

In 1990, somewhere in the bowels of the Pentagon, someone in the Joint Chiefs of Staff is reputed to have said that the United States would rue the day that the Berlin Wall fell.

28: UQ Wire: The Secret History Of Mohamed Atta

The Secret History Of Mohamed Atta U.S. Didn't Need Able Danger To Locate Terrorist Ringleader FEB 21 2006 - Venice, FL. by Daniel Hopsicker A MadCowMorningNews World Exclusive! From:

29: Suzan Mazur: The Italy-Met Euphronios Accord?

The battle for ownership of the Euphronios vase illustrates perfectly how the New York Times publishing family fools only itself. Sales of the newspaper deservedly continue to decline as the people responsible for putting the Times out think they ...

30: A New Era Of Surveillance & Military Police In Oz

Australian security services' powers to conduct domestic surveillance and to use the military against civilians are being strengthened in two bills before the Australian Parliament.


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