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

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1: David Miller: Escaping the ‘Old Boys Network’

While doing some research for a column on Afghanistan, I happened to come across an article that featured in ‘The Press’ a few months ago concerning those people, or should I say men, who are believed trapped in the ‘old boys network’. I must admit ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00120.htm


2: New York's One Liberty Plaza Collapses

One Liberty Plaza in World Trade Center complex has collapsed, the fourth building to be destroyed following yesterday's terrorist attacks on the USA.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00084.htm


3: Scoop Feedback: Three Readers Share Their Thoughts

In this edition: The Colour Of Ignorance – Green - Where Is The Promised "Light At The End Of The Tunnel"? - I Take Exception (Scoop Feedback 12 Oct) - "All For One, One For All" - The Resource Management Act

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00121.htm


4: Scoop Feedback: Jihad Anyone?

EDITORS NOTE: The following extensive speculation on what comes next in the “War Against Terror” was submitted to Scoop (and many other publications around the world) as a letter to the editor by a clearly enthusiastic news user from Indiana. It is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00123.htm


5: Sludge Report #116 – Shanghaied!

Let the cowards of the world unite. It should be easy enough. They are all in the same place this weekend - Shanghai. And they are all falling over themselves with the same objective - fawning over the United States President.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00117.htm


6: Michael Rowbotham: Written In Belief

In this short book, I argue that there is strong evidence that the events of 11th September represent a terrorism of a kind not currently being discussed, and include the involvement of agents and agencies not publicly imagined as being associated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00021.htm


7: Stateside with Rosalea: Ladies’ Week

Jane Jacobs. In the days after 911, one of the images shown most often was of New Yorkers going to Washington Square Park to light candles, leave messages, say prayers, come in contact with their fellow human beings. Thank you, Jane Jacobs. In the late ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00119.htm


8: HARD NEWS 19/10/01 - Cleaning Up the Streets

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... oh, the humanity. It may take the city years to recover. The shock, the shame, the horror. Yes, with the support of a thunderous 18.3 per cent of adult Aucklanders, John Banks is the mayor.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00115.htm


9: Scoop Images: Aboard A US Humanitarian Air Drop

ABOARD A C-17 GLOBEMASTER OVER AFGHANISTAN, Oct. 18 -- The C-17 cargo plane was ten minutes from its drop zone when the rear doors opened onto the night sky high above Afghanistan. Frigid air burst into the cabin, washing across two rows of boxes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00122.htm


10: Credit Card Pledge Falls Short

Labour's credit card promise to crack down on youth crime has been exposed as empty rhetoric with latest Police figures showing a rise in youth offending under the Labour Government, National's Police spokesman Tony Ryall said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00404.htm


11: "Pot" plant admired by Select Committee M.P.s

The unexpected appearance of a marijuana seedling brought smiles to M.P.s faces at a hearing on cannabis in Christchurch earlier this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00114.htm


12: Sludge Report #114 – The Great Game

If the official story of the World Trade Center attacks reads like a Tom Clancy novel, simple plot, good guys, bad guys and cruise missiles, then this could be the LeCarre version.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00097.htm


13: Lindsay Perigo: After the Bombing, What Next?

Thus far, Bush Jr seems to be doing better than his father in comparable circumstances. He is waging a war not of his choosing with greater resolve & moral self-assurance than the man who balked at finishing the job against Saddam Hussein. He has also ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00113.htm


14: Sludge Report #7 - Negotiating With A Psycopath

IN THIS EDITION - FIJI COUP SPECIAL: How Do You Negotiate With A Psycopath? - If This Was A Telemovie - We Haven't Yet Got To The Bottom Of Who Is Behind This! - Conclusions

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0005/S00125.htm


15: Politicians Lie - Who Goes To Court?

"It is an intolerable situation that while there are no legal ramificatications for politicians who tell lies to the public - one of our members who has told the truth about politicians who have told lies to the public is being hauled into Court!" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00119.htm


16: FAIR: Starvation and Dollar Bills For Afghan Kids

The Pentagon's air drops of food parcels and President Bush's plea for American children to aid Afghan kids with dollar bills will go down in history as two of the most cynical maneuvers of media manipulation in the early 21st century.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00133.htm


17: APEC Image: Helen Elizabeth Clark And Jiang Zemin

Chinese President Jiang Zemin greets Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Elizabeth Clark upon her arrival at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum on Sunday, October 21, 2001.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00143.htm


18: Invercargill, Fiordland, Southland Saved

Two Southlanders have saved Invercargill, Fiordland , Southland and New Zealand Internet Domains from Going Overseas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00046.htm


19: Keith Rankin: The Australian view of New Zealand

I think that most New Zealanders were genuinely puzzled by the attitudes revealed by Australians - or at least the Australian media - in the wake of the Ansett Airlines insolvency. Some of us even went along with the Australians' scathing criticism of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00105.htm


20: Symantec 2002, Windows XP Compatible Security

Symantec Makes Internet Security Protection a Breeze with its 2002, Windows XP Compatible, Versions of World’s Most Trusted Security Products

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0108/S00103.htm


21: Alert! No Navy Support

according to a report in today's 'The Daily News' (Taranaki), "The New Zealand Navy is ready and willing to take on any support role in the United States-led war against terrorism, says Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Peter McHaffie."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00121.htm


22: Landmark Techno Maori CD-ROM available now!

The Techno Maori exhibition has moved into another dimension with the release of an innovative CD-ROM, designed as a third 'virtual gallery' alongside the exhibitions at City Gallery Wellington and Pataka Porirua Museum. This is the first time either ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0110/S00043.htm


23: APEC 2001 Exploiters of Terrorism - GATT Watchdog

As officials, ministers and Leaders of the 21 APEC member economies meet in Shanghai, GATT Watchdog's Aziz Choudry has accused advocates of free trade and investment of exploiting popular sentiment and war hysteria in the wake of the September 11 attacks...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00123.htm


24: Eyewitness Report: WTC Crashes And Burns On IRC

Another Eyewitness account of what it felt like in New York this morning. This time the account is relayed in the form of an Internet Relay Chat conversation between Jeremy in NZ and Glyn in NYC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00073.htm


25: Kyoto protocol: how not whether

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons welcomed the climate change consultation process begun today, but said she was hugely disappointed that the Government was reopening the question of whether New Zealand should ratify the Kyoto protocol.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00387.htm


26: Sharing Knowledge On Quake-Preparedness

International specialists will gather in Wellington next week for a workshop on the measures that can be taken to reduce New Zealand's vulnerability to earthquakes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0110/S00017.htm


27: Scoop: Weekend Ratings

The long weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0110/S00020.htm


28: Image: Ned Kelly By Sydney Nolan

Ned Kelly By Sir Sidney Nolan 1946 Enamel on composition board 90.8 X 121.5cm Gift of Sunday Reed 1977 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0107/S00090.htm


29: Government To Host Wellington Business Forum

Business leaders from the Wellington region are attending a forum with government ministers to identify initiatives which will help improve New Zealand's economic performance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00403.htm


30: ACT to Hold Three-Day Caucus in Hamilton

ACT New Zealand Members of Parliament are holding a three-day Caucus at the Anglesea Motel (36 Liverpool Street) in Hamilton starting at midday Wednesday, October 24 and running to Friday, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00409.htm

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