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The weekend's top 20 rating items (Hobbits excluded) were...

2: HARD NEWS 13/10/00 - Pathologically Constructive

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... well, thanks to the people who emailed me about last week's Hard News and to the people who've mentioned it through the week. And thanks especially to the folks who talked to me about Hard News at Derrick Carter. I love you too ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00075.htm


3: Alleged Richard Poole Speech

NOTE: Scoop has received the following courtesy of the visible hand…..we do not know whether in fact it is a speech by Rich Poole (we think probably not). Nevertheless it is amusing reading….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00061.htm

5: NEWSFLASH: Iraqi Troops On the Move?

There are unconfirmed reports coming out of the US State Department that Iraq has begun to move military forces to the West. The Hammurabi Brigade under the control of the Republican Guard is reported to be involved.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00077.htm


6: Bush Policy Wrong For America, Wrong For World

So the second round of the debates is over with a majority analysts saying that the debate was won (though narrowly) by Al Gore. The debate, like the polls, provides us with very little indication any real leader in the race for the Presidency. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00074.htm


7: NORML Issues Health Warning About Toxic Marijuana

The National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws today issued a health warning that marijuana sprayed by the Police with a deadly poison is being sold in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00062.htm


8: LIONS eat, chew and spit out Auckland bogey

THE WELLINGTON Lions ate, chewed and then spat out the imfamous Auckland bogey to make the NPC final with a history-making 46-23 victory at Eden Park tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00080.htm


10: Howard’s End: Origins Of A Crisis

The Middle East crisis today had its genesis over eighty years ago, when Western politicians interfered in something they didn't understand. In 1919 US President, Woodrow Wilson said, " To think that I, a son of the manse, should be able to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00081.htm


11: Sludge Report #33 – Darkness Before The Dawn?

IN THIS EDITION: Plunket’s Question - Israelis burn Palestinian to death - Black Friday - The Darkness Before The Dawn –Over To You Ehud!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00072.htm


12: Upton-on-line October 6th

News that a 74 year old pensioner has been convicted for cultivating cannabis and possessing it for supply has brought upton-on-line up with a start. He did it as a protest against the fact that the Housing Corporation would not concrete his drive.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00285.htm


13: Scoop Cartoon: Railroaded

Cartoon from Paul McDonald of http://www.political-cartoons.co.nz/ POLITICAL-CARTOONS.CO.NZ

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00076.htm


14: T H E J O B S L E T T E R 1 3 2

IN THIS EDITION: Futurework Research - Future Incomes Conference - Paul Callister On Disappearing Work - Simon Chapple On Maori Disadvantage - Waitara - NZH — The Jobs Challenge - Industry Nz Board - Deprivation Atlas - Mayors / Government Partnership

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00063.htm


15: Dumb Dart Throwing, Dumb Qualification

"Teachers who were forced to make darts at training days for the replacement for School Certificate resented the time wasting involved and felt it was highly unprofessional," said Concerned Teachers spokesperson Peter Calvert. Mr Calvert ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0010/S00014.htm


17: Scoop Image And Link: Child Killing email Protest

“when atrocities crooss all the limits , it is means , the end of dark night is getting closer” - Bajwa

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00073.htm


19: Scoop Images: Clashes In The Holy Land

Images of the conflict in the Holy Land from INDYMEDIA ISRAEL

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00084.htm


21: Scoop Images: The Blood Red Moon...Again

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0007/S00105.htm

24: Green Slurry Could Go Nationwide

Massey University students have developed a new resurfacing compound for a Manawatu company that could help make cycling safer in communities nationwide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0010/S00032.htm


25: London Based Kiwi Launches Brain Drain Website

The ‘Brain Drain’ debate has ignited again. London based New Zealander, Jeremy Punnett, has launched a website attacking the recent campaigns of John Carr and Richard Poole. “I am disgusted that people now see fit to conduct debate by buying full page newspaper ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0010/S00045.htm

27: Franks Can’t Count - Cunliffe

“Stephen Franks’ estimate of $300M costs to Telecom from the Fletcher Inquiry Report is fantasy” David Cunliffe, MP for Titirangi, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0010/S00298.htm


28: US Elections: Great Entertainment!

Jim Lehrer, the moderator, is the frontperson of the NewsHour on PBS. The very same Jim Lehrer who first recommended himself to me as a consummate news anchor during the Olympics when he said that a particular female athlete whose lycra-clad form ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0010/S00070.htm


HOBBIT STORIES...
1: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
4: Scoop Images: Hobbiton By The Water
9: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
16: Scoop Archive: Ringswatch: Our Liv Freaks Out In Battle
18: Scoop Images: Arwen Catches A Few Digital Snaps
20: Scoop Archive: Scoop Image: Where The Hobbits Are
22: Scoop Images: Hobbit Slips Scoop Staircase Snap
23: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Liv Meets Some Smokin' Ringwraiths
26: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo's House

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