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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 31 May 2008

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

1: Gordon Campbell on Stone, McClellan and Mike Ward

Gordon Campbell

1. In the wake of Sharon Stone’s comments at the Cannes Film Festival about Tibet and the Dalai Lama, China’s official state news agency has branded her “the public enemy of all mankind” - an even harsher review than those she got for Basic Instinct ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00426.htm


2: Undernews For May 30, 2008
Undernews

I spent most of my life thinking Congregationalists were kind of boring, like the Chevies of Protestantism. But then I hadn't done much theological rummaging in Chicago. Now we find that the action at Trinity Church is more than just about the Reverend ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00433.htm


3: Burma Blames Suu Kyi & Fake Donors For Riots
Richard S. Ehrlich

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After extending Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest for one year, Burma's military junta on Thursday (May 29) blamed her political party members, and fake donors, for inciting Cyclone Nargis survivors to ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00429.htm


4: Texas Supreme Court Challenges Incest Taboo
Michael Collins

The Texas Supreme Court just struck a blow at the foundation of civilized society - the incest taboo . On April 28, 2008, the Court overturned a Texas Department of Family and Protective Services finding that removed 130 children from a religious ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00436.htm


5: Products Optimised for Dual-Processor Servers
Intel

Intel Corporation today introduced two Intel® Itanium® 2 processors optimised for dual-processor systems, expanding the processor family’s reach and enabling lower-cost, lower-power systems for technical computing and front-end enterprise applications.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0309/S00023.htm


6: Burma: Junta Attacks Internet Freedom
Terry Evans

According to a recent announcement by Myanmar Teleport, technical changes are being made to prevent the use of proxy servers in Burma. Myanmar Teleport, one of the country’s two Internet Service Providers, states that the new measures are to improve service ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0805/S00461.htm


7: Stunt earns rebuke for Evans
Kapiti Coast District Council

Kapiti Coast District’s Mayor Jenny Rowan says she is disappointed by the insensitivity and lack of respect for the institution of the Council and disregard for community feelings which Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board member Dale Evans showed by his ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0805/S00318.htm


8: National's 2008 Tax Reform
Keith Rankin

John Key, in his recent statements, talks not merely of tax cuts, but of more widespread changes to the structure of personal income tax. Thus, he is (or at least he says he is) planning tax reform, and not merely a lowering of average tax rates under ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00421.htm


9: Meadowbank Bank Robbery Update
New Zealand Police

Few further details are available in relation to the previously reported armed robbery at the Meadowbank ASB this afternoon. Just after 1.30 pm police received reports of two men carrying a sawn-off shotgun running from the Meadowbank ASB and driving ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00508.htm


10: Internet Attacked as Tool of Terror
Matt Renner

A controversial plan to study and profile domestic terrorism was scrapped after popular push back, however, the spirit of the legislation lives on in Senator Joe Lieberman's office.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00435.htm


11: Bush at Center of Intelligence Leak?
Jason Leopold

Editor’s Note: In light of explosive revelations made Thursday morning by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan claiming that President Bush ordered the leak of classified information in the CIA leak case, The Public Record is republishing ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00428.htm


12: PM expresses shock at death of journalist in Kenya
New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today expressed shock at news of the death of New Zealand photo journalist Trent Keegan, in Nairobi, Kenya, and extended her sympathy to his family and friends.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00651.htm


13: Referendum needed on Maori Seats - Dunne
United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has reaffirmed his call for a referendum on the future of the Maori seats in light of a report released today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00638.htm


14: Communications Line Issue Number 64 of 30 May 2008
John Bishop

Criminal investigations going wrong, politicians making blunders and plenty of bad language in this issue. Oh did anyone mention a budget: tax cuts seem to be overwhelmed by other events. And there’s some thoughts on the PR benefits of natural disasters ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00431.htm


15: Overwhelming support for wind energy
NZ Wind Energy Association

“New Zealand has a huge and clearly identified potential for wind energy – and it is clear that most New Zealanders would like to see this resource harnessed for electricity generation,” said Chair of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0805/S00636.htm


16: Pneumococcal Vaccine Free From Sunday
Wyeth Australia and NZ

Wyeth, makers of the first and only vaccine specifically developed to help protect infants and young children from pneumococcal disease, welcome the introduction of Prevenar (pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, 7-valent) on the National Immunisation ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0805/S00165.htm


17: Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre officially opens
The Hermitage Aoraki Mount Cook

The new Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre at Aoraki Mount Cook was today (Thursday 29 May) officially opened by Sir Edmund’s widow, June, Lady Hillary Q.S.M.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00320.htm


18: Top New Zealand scholars honoured
New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Carter congratulated New Zealand's top secondary school students at the annual Top Scholar Award Ceremony at Government House today. The Governor General, The Honourable Anand Satyanand, presented awards to 28 students ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0805/S00659.htm


19: Masters of Baroque sets the seasons alight
The Edge

For first time ever in New Zealand and for one extraordinary night virtuosic conductor and violinist Fabio Biondi brings the foremost interpreters of Italian baroque and classical music Europa Galante to the Auckland Town Hall, THE EDGE® with their acclaimed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00321.htm


20: PSIS - the not so co-operative co-operative?
Finsec

PSIS, the union established co-operative, may be the subject of strike action following a second rejection of a settlement proposal by union members. Staff are unhappy that PSIS has not recognised that their jobs are comparable with roles in other banks.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00506.htm


21: Jason Leopold: McClellan Suggests Plame Cover-up
Jason Leopold

Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan says George W. Bush’s political guru Karl Rove arranged a private meeting with Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby in 2005 when the two men were under mounting ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00423.htm


22: McClellan and His Media Collaborators
Jeff Cohen

No sooner had Bush's ex-press secretary (now author) Scott McClellan accused President Bush and his former collaborators of misleading our country into Iraq than the squeals of protest turned into a mighty roar. I'm not talking about the vitriol directed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00434.htm


23: Maori Television Highlights Jubne 16 - June 22
Maori Television Service

Takatapui (Lifestyle) – Monday June 16 At 9.30 Pm; Kete Aronui (Arts) – Tuesday June 17 At 8.00 Pm; Hostages Inc (International Doco) – Tuesday June 17 At 8.30 Pm; Malaysian Memories Tour 2007 (Nz Doco) – Wednesday June 18 At 8.30 Pm; Pacific ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00323.htm


24: Myths around homeownership for young and/or single
Jodi Cottle

“Young and/or single people should not believe stories in the media about it being unachievable for aspiring first-time home buyers to enter the property market. It can still be done”,
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00319.htm


25: McClellan Blames Bush, Not Aides, for Disillusionm
Scoop Link

Washington - Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan made clear today that it was President Bush - not the high-profile aides around him - who left him most disillusioned in the run-up to the Iraq War. In an interview on NBC's "Today ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00430.htm


26: Smaller and Smarter Wind Energy
ELECTRICITY NETWORKS ASSOCIATION

A smarter way to achieve sustainable electricity in New Zealand was presented to the Energy Trusts of NZ conference in Wellington today by Windflow Technology Chief Executive and Director Geoff Henderson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00502.htm


27: SRB: Monkey Business
Scoop Review of Books

SRB Picks of the Week 30 May 2008 By Jeremy Rose for the Scoop Review of Books In this week's SRB Picks: Shakespeare an Italian Jewess? Janet Frame and the Marx Brothers and: the Charleston Heston of the motor car - Jeremy Clarkson at Britain's premier ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00432.htm


28: Truthout Interview With Congressman Ron Paul
William Rivers Pitt

Despite what the mainstream news media choose to report, Senator John McCain of Arizona is not the last remaining Republican candidate for president today. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas never abandoned his run for the GOP nomination, and he fully intends ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0805/S00424.htm


29: Kiwi country storms island festival
Norfolk Island Tourism

Kiwi artists have taken a trio of awards at a major trans-Tasman singing contest on Norfolk Island.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0805/S00325.htm


30: This Sunday on Agenda: Ruth Dyson, Don McKinnon...
Agenda

In the wake of sickness beneficiaries allegedly bullying doctors, Social Development Minister Ruth Dyson on whether welfare funds are going to the right people.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0805/S00505.htm

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