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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 5 2008

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

1: Police Storm University Hall After Food Fight

George McLellan

After a trouble free afternoon at the University of Canterbury ENSOC barbeque residents of University Hall were invited onto the hall lawn for a private after function, which erupted into a high-spirited food fight.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00057.htm


2: American Kafka: Susan Lindauer Demands "The Trial"
Michael Collins

(Wash. DC) Accused "unregistered Iraqi agent", Susan Lindauer, is now challenging the September 15th decision of federal district court Judge Loretta Preska, which continues to find Lindauer to be "incompetent to stand trial."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00055.htm


3: Powerball Jackpot Continues To Set New Record
Lotto Powerball

The Powerball jackpot continues to set new records and is now worth an estimated $24 million in next week's draw, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00042.htm


4: Great Potato Challenge finalists announced
Great Potato Challenge

Leading chefs from around the country submitted their best potato dish recipe in the “Great Potato Challenge,” as part of the 2008 activities run in New Zealand for the United Nations’ International Year of the Potato. Three finalists have ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00041.htm


5: Exclusive Interview With Former Diebold Contractor
Velvet Revolution

VR has an exclusive interview with former Diebold contractor Chris Hood that talks about many disturbing actions by Diebold during prior elections, including illegal, uncertified and unreported patches.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00012.htm


6: Unions release Election Policy Statement
Council of Trade Unions

On the eve of a week in which incomes policies will be under scrutiny in the election campaign, the Council of Trade Unions has today released its election policy statement, setting out how to lift incomes and protect workers rights in New Zealand.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00098.htm


7: Royal College Betrays and Abandons Unborn Children
Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life New Zealand is disappointed that the Australian and New Zealand Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists support the Abortion Law Reform Bill that was passed by the Victorian Lower House in September by 48 to 28. The Bill now ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00066.htm


8: Customers against ANZ staff cuts
finsec

ANZ customers oppose reductions in branch staffing numbers according to polling undertaken by bank workers union Finsec. ANZ recently announced a review of its branch network and have called for voluntary redundancies from staff.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00090.htm


9: Extra $8 Million Needed In Ethiopia
United Nations

( WHO ) is appealing for an additional $8 million to fund its humanitarian preparedness and response operations in Ethiopia, where prolonged drought has left hundreds of thousands of the Horn of Africa country™s poorest people at serious risk of malnutrition ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00093.htm


10: NZ’s biggest ever poker tournament underway
Sky City

New Zealand’s biggest ever poker tournament, the SKYCITY Festival of Poker, is underway in Auckland.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00070.htm


11: 2008 Vice Presidential Debate Results
HCD Research

Total respondents for the issue above: 1213 Total respondents for the issue above: 1248 Total respondents for the issue above: 1161 Total respondents for the issue above: 1273 Total respondents for the issue above: 1195 Total respondents for the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00085.htm


12: Auckland Harbour Bridge vulnerable and at risk
North Shore City

"Today's damage to the Onewa Road overbridge which closed the southbound lanes of the northern motorway highlights the vulnerability and risk to the Auckland Harbour Bridge" says North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0810/S00069.htm


13: Disaster Awareness Week 2008
New Zealand Government

Civil Defence Minister Rick Barker today reminded New Zealanders to get prepared for the impacts of a disaster or emergency.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00099.htm


14: eDay diverts 873 tonnes of computer waste
eDay

Kiwis cleared their homes of approximately 873 tonnes of old computer equipment and mobile phones today in New Zealand's second national eDay.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00044.htm


15: Freddie and Fannie Become Penny Stocks
Catherine Austin Fitts

Overwhelming American communities with mortgage, auto and credit card debt as we shift manufacturing and research capacity, jobs and approximately $10 trillion of capital offshore-much of it by illegal means-has been the US economic strategy since ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00059.htm


16: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 4 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00058.htm


17: National Finance 2000 Limited Directors Prosecuted
Ministry of Economic Development

The Companies Office has laid criminal charges in the Auckland District Court against Trevor Allan Ludlow, Anthony David Banbrook and Carol Anne Braithwaite, the Directors of National Finance 2000 Limited.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00087.htm


18: “Terrorist” Gangs Giant Election Red Herring
nupe

“The Union representing Fishery Officers says the electorate is being distracted by a giant red herring with political talk of gangs being defined as terrorist organisations,” said Martin Cooney, Organiser of the National Union of Public Employees (NUPE) today. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00067.htm


19: The Mapp Report: Plan To Stem Crime
New Zealand National Party

Crime has been on everyone’s minds in recent months. The recently released crime statistics show that violence, sex offences and drug offences have all increased. The police say some of this relates to domestic violence, but clearly quite a lot ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0810/S00097.htm


20: Alliance Party says it's time to invest in NZ
New Zealand Alliance Party

Attention has recently turned to the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, which lost value by 4.92 percent in the year to June 30, a loss to New Zealand of $716.5 million and according to Alliance party list candidate Matthew Stephen, the Superfund is ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00063.htm


21: Presbyterian Church To Take Action On Climate
Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand

The Church has urged its 419 parishes nationwide to take practical action, to audit their environmental footprints, and to study the issues of climate change and the environment. The Church also endorsed a declaration on climate change, developed ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00065.htm


22: Kahawai Legal Challenge goes on.
The Kiwi Party

Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock welcomed the news on Friday that the Supreme Court had made a milestone decision to accept an application to review the 2008 Appeal Court kahawai decisions. The Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal against the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0810/S00068.htm


23: Brewery Project Takes Out Sustainability Award
CCANZ

A unique building project using considerable quantities of recycled waste glass won the inaugural 2008 Concrete3 Sustainability Award in Rotorua tonight.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00088.htm


24: The Simpson's Touch-Screen Voting Nightmare Video
Bradblog.Com

Last week we told you about The Simpson's upcoming episode wherein Homer, attempting to vote for Barack Obama on a touch-screen voting machine, has a few problems in the process. Here's the very funny, were it not so very unfunny, clip.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00045.htm


25: eDay live tally update
eDay

More than 200 tonnes of old computer equipment and mobile phones has already been handed over for recycling and disposal at eDay today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0810/S00043.htm


26: UN Mission In Kosovo Reopens Court
United Nations

The United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) today reopened the courthouse in north Mitrovica, which ceased operations after it was stormed and occupied on 14 March by a mob of opponents to Kosovo’s independence.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0810/S00092.htm


27: Get Busy In Brissie
Pacific Blue

Friday 3 October 2008: New Zealand airline Pacific Blue today announced further growth on both its trans-Tasman and Pacific network, adding direct flights between Brisbane and Solomon Islands (Honiara) and three extra seasonal flights each week between ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0810/S00089.htm


28: Economy of Consciousness
Martin LeFevre - Meditations

It’s a strange experience to be in a wilderness in the afternoon, where the bear scat is nearly as big as coke cans, and then be back in the land of McDonalds and McPeople by dark. But there’s nothing more illuminating of the society one lives ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00060.htm


29: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings October 3 2008
Scoop Daily Ratings

Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0810/S00056.htm


30: Challenge To Cure Kids Raises Record $400,000
Cure Kids

Accor $10 Queenstown Challenge To Cure Kids Raises Record $400,000 For Medical Research Ito Children’s Illnesses
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0810/S00021.htm

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