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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 9 March 2006


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

1: US Schools Failing Children With Disabilities

In 1975, long before the current epidemic of developmental disorders began, Congress passed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which requires public schools to identify children with disabilities and provide them with a need specific ...

2: Pringle: Psych Drugs Used To Manufacture Insanity

Many experts say the wide-spread epidemic of mental health problems in the US is man-made. The case of Susan Florence is a testament to this theory of man-made insanity.

3: The U.S.-European Relationship - Daniel Fried

Daniel Fried, Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Testimony before the House International Relations Committee Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats Washington, DC March 8, 2006

4: Air New Zealand Comes To The Aid Of U2 Fans

Air New Zealand announced today it would lend a helping hand to U2 fans inconvenienced by the unexpected postponement of the band's New Zealand concerts later this month.

5: Christopher R. Hill - East Asia in Transition

Christopher R. Hill, Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Statement to the Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee of the House International Relations Committee Washington, DC March 8, 2006

6: 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.

7: Scoop Images: Len Lye's Water Whirler

The Wellington waterfront has new sculpture. Water Whirler , realised from drawings and descriptions by Len Lye, is now operating on a specially-constructed pier by Frank Kitts Park.

8: NZ First Zaoui Call Unwarranted

The New Zealand section of Amnesty International has criticised the latest call by New Zealand First for Ahmed Zaoui to be sent back to Algeria, saying his refugee status should not be ignored, and the review of his security risk certificate short-circuited, ...

9: Conservatives Are Jumping Ship: Bush Is Going Down

I'm more and more convinced that it will be Republicans, many of them of the true conservative and realist kind, who effectively will do in the Bush Administration.

10: Avian flu spreads, UN prepares for human pandemic

With wild birds spreading the avian flu virus further into Africa and Europe, the United Nations system was stepping up assistance to countries in their efforts to contain the virus in birds and conducting simulation exercises to prepare strategies ...

11: Dahr Jamail: See Dick Loot

Halliburton and its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) have been making hay in the burning Iraqi sun for years now. It is, of course, no coincidence that the man sitting as vice president played a key role with his influence in obtaining the ...

12: Michael Cullen Speech - Economic Outlook

According to Rudyard Kipling, one of the marks of maturity is the ability “to keep your head while all around are losing theirs”. The first couple of months of the year have seen some rather loose talk about recession, and I am very grateful to ...

13: Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley Re Gully Report

"The hearing subcommittee has come up with a plan for the wrong century. They obviously haven't caught up with peak oil and climate change.

14: Last Minute Reprieve Saves NZ Government Red Faces

Mr Mang Za Khup, a Burmese asylum seeker whose final appeal had failed, was due to be deported back to Burma today. Clayton Cosgrove, the Associate Minister of Immigration, gave him a last minute reprieve. Mang Za Khup has been granted a two-year work permit, ...

15: “One Road To Bind Them All” Ignores Known Costs

The Western Corridor Hearing Committee ignored key costs, and undermines rail services and risks gridlock in Wellington, said transport group Option3 today.

16: NZ First shows ignorance on Algerian amnesty

Ahmed Zaoui should not be made to return to Algeria in the wake of an amnesty there, despite calls from NZ First MP Peter Brown for him to do so, Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

17: Nicholas Burns & Shabana Azmi - Charlie Rose Show

CHARLIE ROSE: Welcome to the broadcast. As a conclusion to our visit to India, we talk this evening with Nicholas Burns, the undersecretary for political affairs at the State Department, who negotiated the agreement with the Indians.

18: US Report Singles out problems in NZ

"How many international reports need to come in, before the Government starts to listen?" asked Dr Pita Sharples, co-leader of the Maori Party. "It is a matter of continuing shame to this country, that the world is looking at us, and reporting ...

19: Nuclear Proliferation - Challenges and US Response

Andrew K. Semmel, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy and Negotiations Remarks at the Monterey Institute Washington, DC March 7, 2006

20: Sex Worker Rights Group Participating In Bus Trip

Sex worker rights group participating in national bus trip to stop violence against women and children

21: Most Controversial, Most Powerful, Bush The Great

The president of United States of America, George w. Bush (2) may consider himself the most powerful and the best statesman of the world but in reality he stands at the top of the list of controversial leaders.

22: Bush Is Herding Cats In The US Jewish Community

On the heels of the surprise victory of Hamas in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, President George W. Bush is discovering just how difficult it is to try to herd a bunch of cats.

23: Appointments to Correspondence School Board

Education Minister Steve Maharey today announced appointments to the board of trustees of the Correspondence School.

24: RBNZ MPS: OCR unchanged at 7.25 per cent

Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard said: "Recent data have confirmed our earlier view that economic growth is slowing. Business activity and confidence have been softening for some time. On the other hand, household spending has only recently ...

25: Ernest Partridge: An Appearance of Guilt

The accumulated weight of evidence of election fraud – statistical, circumstantial, and anecdotal – has failed to move the mainstream media to report or investigate this evidence, or the Democratic party to acknowledge and protest the apparent Republican ...

26: Rolling Stones Are Coming To NZ

The most exciting and powerful rock 'n' roll show in the world is coming to Auckland and Wellington this April. The Rolling Stones - A Bigger Bang Tour - will play two shows only in New Zealand at Western Springs in Auckland on Sunday 16 April and Westpac ...

27: Australia's PM Howard Visits Mumbai, India

As India’s largest city and a key commercial and investment centre, Mumbai is an important focus for major Australian companies, over 40 of which have operations in the city. My visit focused on promotion of Australian commercial and business ...

28: Costa Rica's Politics of Change

• An analysis of Oscar Arias’ presidential victory by COHA Senior Research Fellow Frank Kendrick, Ph.D.

29: Rayna Fahey: Stolen or Sharing Wealth?

The 2006 Commonwealth Games is an opportunity for Australia to showcase its success and wealth to the rest of the former British Empire. Such spectacles can only be held in economically secure locations and are only successful when a vibrant local ...

30: Reflections on the Balata Invasion

1.Simply. Not. News. by neta Golan 2.Report of Balata Invasion by IWPS 3.Watching your tax dollars at work by Katie 4.A few days in a war zone by Harrison Healy


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