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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 10 November 2007



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

1: Collins: Stealing Ohio 2004 – The Case Heats Up

Michael Collins

April, 2007. Columbus, Ohio. 56 of 88 Ohio counties defied a federal court order and failed to return some or all of the 2004 presidential ballots that they were ordered to retain indefinitely.

2: Country Music Honors Best Talent At CMA Awards

VOA News

The 41st annual Country Music Association, CMA, Awards were handed out November 7 in Nashville. This year's winners included several predicted favorites, as well as a couple of surprises.

3: Rural Bulletin Survey Results: Snapshot…

Rural Women

We received 362 responses from Rural Bulletin readers within the timeframe (more came in afterwards). Of these 185 were from people living in rural areas, 66 from people in small towns and 94 from people in cities. Our thanks go to you all.

4: Indonesia Vs. Samples For Avian Flu Vaccines

US Information Service

All countries except Indonesia are sharing human samples of the H5N1 avian flu virus with the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network so experts can assess the risk that a viral strain might mutate to pass easily from person to person and so diagnostic ...

5: American Leaders Prepare For Avian Flu Pandemic

US Information Service

The plan is part of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (SPP) of North America, a trilateral effort launched in March 2005 to increase security and enhance prosperity in Canada, Mexico and the United States through greater cooperation and information ...

6: Questions And Answers - Thursday, 8 November 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. LYNNE PILLAY (Labour—Waitakere) to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Has she received any reports on the number of New Zealanders reliant on a benefit?

7: Taliban Leaders Captured In Afghanistan Identified

American Forces Press Service

Coalition forces today announced the positive identification of two Taliban members who were detained during an operation in late October to disrupt suicide-bomber operations in Afghanistan's Wardak province.

8: Christians and Jews boycott TV3

Catholic Communications

The Wellington Council of Christians and Jews is urging their congregants to boycott TV3 for one week starting this Thursday, 8 November. The action is a response to TV3's airing of “Californication”, in which a nun gives oral sex to a lead character ...

9: Sunday schools will be closed under Labour

New Zealand National Party

Labour has confirmed that Sunday schools are also at risk of closure if they do not meet strict regulations to become licensed early childhood education centres, says National’s Associate Education spokeswoman, Paula Bennett.

10: Strong Showing by NZ Universities In 2007 Rankings

Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd.

The world’s most comprehensive international university rankings, the THES-QS World University Rankings 2007, show a strong performance by New Zealand’s universities, competing with the world’s best

11: Terror Delegation To See Michael Cullen Doesn't

Julie Webb-Pullman

A delegation of around 20 turned up this afternoon at Parliament intending to deliver a letter to the Attorney General Michael Cullen from a large number of concerned New Zealanders . The letter is about the 12 terror accused and asks Dr Cullen to ...

12: U.S .Black Hawk Crash In Italy Kills Five

American Forces Press Service

Five U.S. servicemembers died today after a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in northern Italy. Eleven U.S. servicemembers were aboard the helicopter, which was attached to 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment.

13: Concerns Raised Over Minister and Gay Agenda

Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.

The Society has grave concerns about the appropriateness of New Zealand having an "openly gay" Minister of Education, given his track record of aggressive pro-gay rights activism.

14: Images & Audio: Collins & Minto On Terror Charges

David McLellan

Dr Collins announced yesterday he will not be granting leave for charges to be laid under the "Terrorism Suppression Act" against 12 people arrested on October 15th. After reading out a prepared statement Dr Collins took questions from the media. ...

15: "Terror" Accused Bailed & Name Suppression Lifted

Joseph Barratt

Rangikaiwhiria Kemara, 38, of Maurewa was bailed this morning in Auckland District Court. A suppression order remains in place in relation to his image. Kemara who faces arms charges appeared only momentarily and bail was not opposed.

16: UNHCR, Angelina Jolie Receive Freedom Award

United Nations

The International Rescue Committee has given its annual Freedom Award to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and its Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie in recognition of their contributions to the cause.

17: Tension Continues On Ethiopia-Eritrea Border - UN

United Nations

"There is no other option but for the two parties to find common ground that would allow the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission to proceed with the demarcation of the border," Mr. Ban writes in his latest report to the Security Council.

18: Claims of ‘No Terrorism’ Vindicated

David Small

Broad Must Resign. Terrorism Bill Needs to be Withdrawn Inquiry into Surveillance of Political Activists All Prisoners Must be Bailed.

19: Video: Solicitor Gen. "Terror" Charges Presser

Alastair Thompson

Video on demand of Solicitor General Dr David Collin's 4pm press conference this afternoon. Dr Collins announced will not be granting leave for charges to be laid under the "Terrorism Suppression Act" against 12 people arrested on October 15th. ...

20: Release The Evidence Says Peters

New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters has suggested that those caught up in the military style training camp raids could waive any rights to have the police evidence against them suppressed so that the whole case becomes public knowledge.

21: Burgundy’s Most Coveted Wines Land on NZ Soil

Rockburn Pinot Noir

Wines from Burgundy’s most famous - and probably the world’s most elite - wine estate have landed on New Zealand soil.

22: Media Statement: Solicitor-General

Solicitor General

Decision of the Solicitor-General in Relation to the Prosecution of People under the Terrorism Suppression Act 2002 ("Operation 8")

23: Taxpayer Funded Activism

Muriel Newman

In the wake of last month’s Police raids, Tuhoe activists have asked to be left alone to establish an independent Tuhoe nation. They say that they will take up arms to defend their right to live as they please, as a country within a country.

24: Five More "Terror" Accused Get Bail In Auckland

Joseph Barratt

Five more of the "12" terror accused - who are no longer "terror" accused - have been granted bail in the Auckland High Court including the alleged leader of the group Maori Activist Tame Iti.

25: Family Party Opposes Sunday School Licensing

The Family Party

Paul Adams, Deputy Leader of The Family Party said today that the idea of the government forcing churches to license their Sunday Schools was further evidence of unwelcomed state interference in family and community life.

26: Bennett being mischievous over Sunday schools

New Zealand Government

National’s associate education spokesperson Paula Bennett is being misleading and mischievous by claiming Sunday schools risk closure under the Education Act when the same regulations were in place for nine years of a National government, Education ...

27: Medical Journal backs call for trans-fat labelling

Green Party

Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is urging the Government to rethink its policies on trans-fatty acids, in the wake of the New Zealand Medical Journal today highlighting the dangers of trans-fatty acids and recommending labelling regulations.

28: USAF F-15 Fleet Grounded Following Crash

American Forces Press Service

The Air Force has grounded its F-15 Eagle fleet following the crash of a Missouri Air National Guard F-15C on Nov. 2. However, F-15s assigned to North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Central Command Air Forces will be on alert and fly required ...

29: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 8 November 2007

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30: King response on Solicitor-General's decision

New Zealand Government

Police Minister Annette King says she welcomes the statements made today by the Solicitor-General Dr David Collins QC and Police Commissioner Howard Broad.


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