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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings 30 Sept to Oct 1 2006


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

1: Lt. Gen. Odom Speaks Truth In US Capitol Basement

Present (whole time or briefly, in order of arrival): Representatives Lee, Woolsey, Jackson-Lee, Rothman, Kilpatrick, Conyers, Hinchey, Owens, Kaptor, Hoyer (Hoyer!?, yes Hoyer, but he left quickly and did not get a chance to speak), Tierney, Farr, ...

2: Pinochet Also Thought He Could "Legalize" Torture

On September 11, 1973, Gen. Augusto Pinochet headed a military coup that overthrew the democratically-elected government of President Salvador Allende. Chile at that time was one of the world's oldest constitutional democracies.

3: Women Increase Connections

Today members of the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) will be converging on Invercargill for the 2006 National Conference. The Conference will run from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October 2006, at the Ascot Park Hotel.

4: Police National Headquarters

The name of the Office of the Commissioner is to change to Police National Headquarters. Police General Manager of Public Affairs, Michael Player, says the Office of the Commissioner name has outlived its usefulness.

5: Adult Learners' Awards

Six University of Waikato students will receive Adult Learners’ Awards of $1,000 each from Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford at a ceremony on 6 September. The Vice-Chancellor’s Adult Learners’ Awards are presented each year during Adult ...

6: Stroke Awareness Week

"Strokes are the third highest cause of death in New Zealand each year, and the highest cause of ongoing disability," says Mark Vivian CEO of the Stroke Foundation.

7: Business Briefs

Conference of importance to agribusiness Massey University economist Professor Allan Rae says the next Australian Agricultural Economics Society conference will have special relevance to New Zealand’s agribusiness sector. Professor Rae is president-elect ...

8: National Librarian elected

National Librarian and Chief Executive of the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, Penny Carnaby, has been elected to lead the World Conference of Directors of National Libraries (CDNL). The election took place at the World Library ...

9: News release

With only a fortnight to go in the Shop For Your School campaign, the race is on for communities across the country to help their favourite school take a share of loads of new technology equipment.

10: ABC Brethren Investigation Uncovers Broken Lives

Earlier this week the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's current affairs show Four Corners aired an in-depth documentary on the Exclusive Brethren. They ban mod cons like the Internet, TVs and mobile phones but run a profitable office equipment ...

11: GLW: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez slams Bush

Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez once again sent waves of shock through the US elite, and the corporate media, by using his speech before the United Nations General Assembly on September 20 not for diplomatic niceties but to expose the reality ...

12: Global Warming Is More Than Just A Green Issue

Climate change must be viewed as much more than an environmental issue if the world is to understand and tackle the scope and nature of the threat it represents, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said last night.

13: Private Investigator Hired To Dig Dirt On God

A private investigator has rocked the establishment by claiming that he has dossier of information about God that will send shock-waves and empty churches "faster than a visit by the Taliban."

14: Browbeating Military Officers on Geneva Convention

As a retired US Army Reserve colonel, I am aghast at the blatant browbeating by civilian political appointees of the Bush administration of another generation of senior US military officers. In late 2002 and 2003, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld began ...

15: Real Deal: Unanswered Questions About Andrew Cuomo

In 2000, three and a half years after Andrew Cuomo became Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), I met with a senior staff assistant to the Chairman of one of the appropriations committees for HUD. When I asked what ...

16: 'Nuclear War With Iran' Public Talk by Larry Ross

In the face of the outrageous killing of Lebanese civilians, Palestinian injustice and pending war in the Middle East, what is the role of Nuclear Free Peacemaking New Zealand? AUCKLAND MEETING - 7:30pm Monday 9th October - Trades Hall, 147 Great ...

17: Sherwood Ross: George Bush vs. Gospel of Matthew

According to the gospel of Matthew, it came to pass that Pontius Pilate said to Jesus, “ Do you not hear all this evidence that is brought against you? ” for even in those days of rudimentary justice a man had the right to hear the charges of his ...

18: Health Experts Refute Fish Oil Scare

Natural Products New Zealand has spoken out against an erroneous article in Dominion Post’s 28th September edition claiming a cancer risk from oxidised fish oil tablets.

19: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop Images: Wearable Arts Hit Wellington Streets - Religion: Not A Gay Day For Presbyterians - Politics: Turia Says Money Offered For Labour Support - Labour Denies Knowledge - Economy: GDP Rises A Bit In June Quarter - MORE HEADLINES: - Business: ...

20: Link: US Congress Passes Bill on Terror/Torture

Washington - The House approved legislation Wednesday giving the Bush administration authority to interrogate and prosecute terrorism detainees, moving President Bush to the edge of a pre-election victory with a key piece of his anti-terror plan.

21: Capital Graced by Wearable Arts Parade Of Wildness

Wellington has lately been blessed with the World of Wearable Arts. Last Friday a parade of strange and colourful costumes was supposed to proceed from Parliament and snake its way through the office blocks of Lambton Quay. Tragically for bored ...

22: Robert Parry: How to Avoid World War III

Typical was one e-mail that asserted, "they started it; now we're going to finish it." But I'm never clear who "they" are or exactly what "it" is. If "they" are the Sunni Islamic fundamentalist terrorists of al-Qaeda and "it" is 9/11, U.S.

23: Woosh Wireless takes Initiative of the Year

Last night Woosh Wireless took the Initiative of the Year Award at the annual TUANZ (Telecommunications User Association of New Zealand) Innovation Awards, for their Plug-and-Play Broadband and Phone bundle, which launched in September 2005.

24: Thai Coup Leaders Promise Corruption Investigation

BANGKOK, Thailand -- The military coup leaders promised to investigate alleged corruption committed during ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's reign, including his family's 1.9 billion U.S. dollar telecommunications sale, Thailand's purchase of ...

25: Serious Human Rights Transgressions In DPR Korea

Painting a grim picture of the human rights situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), an independent United Nations expert today highlighted egregious transgressions involving the rights to food and life, humane treatment ...

26: Why Smart Growth Isn't As Smart Is It Thinks It Is

LIBERALS hate tweaking things until they work right. That's why the Department of Housing & Urban Development ended up as a corrupt, ineffective monster. That's why affirmative action didn't turn out the way it should have. And that's why smart growth ...

27: Global Anti Terrorism Strategy Stressed

The heads of three major United Nations anti-terrorism committees briefed the Security Council today on the latest efforts to tackle the scourge, calling for greater involvement by Member States and stressing the importance of the world body’s Global Counter-Terrorism ...

28: Public Address 29/09/06 - Goodbye To Che

Well, I guess this is goodbye. They say all good things must come to an end, and I guess they must be right. Except in Australia that is, where they say, "Go you good thing!"...

29: Wellington Triangle Television schedule

00.00 Drive-in Double Bill [AO]: Fury of Achilles / The Mark of the Hawk 03.00 DW Journal 03.30 Euromaxx 04.00 Africa Journal 05.00 DW Journal 05.30 Bundesliga Kick Off 06.00 Democracy in America 06.30 American Athletes 07.00 DW Journal 07.30 Quadriga ...

30: Research on economic effects of gender based work

The Ministry of Women's Affairs (MWA) is to lead a trans-Tasman research project on the economic effects of the different work that men and women do, Women's Affairs Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today.

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