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

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1: Sludge Report #120 - US Participating In War Crime

In This Edition: An Unusually Clear Moral Dilemma - US Officials Wring Their Hands (In Their Own Words) - The US Position In Summary - And So There Is Now No Way Out… For Pakistani Teenagers! - Is This A War Crime?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00133.htm


2: Scoop Link: WTC Photo Hoaxer Revealed

The identity of the world-famous "Tourist Guy" has been revealed, but his fear of becoming an Internet freak show means he'll be shunning the limelight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00140.htm


3: Secrecy Over Auckland City Review Causes Alarm (2)

Birch Consulting Group has responded to the PSA, saying he would not meet but instead referred us to Brian Taylor CEO Auckland City.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00026.htm


4: Secrecy Over Auckland City Review Causes Alarm

'The secrecy surrounding the razor gang employed by Auckland Mayor John Banks to cut $25 m from Auckland City budgets is causing alarm amongst Auckland City staff' said Richard Wagstaff, PSA National Secretary.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00025.htm


5: New Zealanders Want More Of New Zealand On Air

New Zealanders want to see more of New Zealand programmes on free-to-air television channels according to NZ On Air's latest research into New Zealanders' television viewing choices.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00070.htm


6: Osama Bin Laden: An Enemy Of Islam

Bin Laden has become a significant moral challenge to Muslims. His alleged association with the perpetrators of 9/11 attacks raises a major question about the relationship between Islam and terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00139.htm


7: Headlines from the NZ Business Times Fri 23 Nov

Briscoe Group managing director Rod Duke is happy to go shopping with Australian retail guru Gerry Harvey ­ but he is drawing the line at buying a block of land with him. This means property investment is out for the Briscoe Group, but using some ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0111/S00021.htm


8: Scoop Images: Paradise Found

Two images of the environs of the most photogenic mountain village in the world taken by Norman Mackay .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00142.htm


9: NZSTA Scores 100% Strike Rate On School Houses

The New Zealand School Trustees Association has won the war against councils charging illegal rates on school houses, collectively saving schools an estimated $1 million to $2 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0111/S00042.htm


10: New Zealand’s first Ambassador to North Korea

A New Zealand Ambassador has been accredited to North Korea for the first time, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00411.htm


11: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement

Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00049.htm


12: Scoop Archive: Auckland Joins Global Pro-Capitalism Rally

Auckland will be one of over 100 cities around the world on December 2, 2001 to host the WalkForCapitalism - the first annual Global Rally for Capitalism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/26/89/200111221125.ad8aacdc.html


13: Images: Water Group’s Interdimensional Picket

This was the extraordinary scene as the Water Pressure Group Picket made its presence felt outside the Auckland District Court just prior to their court hearing on Friday morning.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00141.htm


14: Feedback: Green Party Says Afghans Have Rights

Writers who attack Green party members and others for opposing the bombing of Afghanistan, nearly always refer to this opposition as being "anti American".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00136.htm


15: Tühoe Exhibition Opens At Te Papa

Tühoe moumou kai – We give you our stories Tühoe moumou taonga – We give you our treasures Tühoe moumou tangata ki te Pö – We give you our lives

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00068.htm


16: Reclaim The Night Promotes Hate Crime

"The Reclaim the Night march is an exercise in denying violence by women. Denying or minimising female violence against men is spreading the message that it is acceptable for women to be violent if they can justify it to themselves, which is effectively ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00132.htm


17: The World’s Toughest Multisport Event Is On

The world’s greatest, gutsiest and gruelling adventure race will take place in New Zealand over 28 days at the end of this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0108/S00089.htm


18: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition

SPECIAL ANTIQUARIAN NUMBER: Upton-on-line reflects on swearing fealty to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as a member of Her Majesty’s Privy Council .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00134.htm


19: Fraud Investigation Underway Into Enrolments

Associate Minister of Education (Tertiary Education) Steve Maharey today announced an investigation is underway into possible misuse of the student loan scheme and the activities of a private education provider based in Taranaki.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00400.htm


20: But April Fool's Day is in April...

Green co-leader Rod Donald said his first reaction was to laugh when he saw the likes of BP, Mobil, Shell, and British American Tobacco in a list of New Zealand's 20 greenest companies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00383.htm


21: I'm loving Dallas instead

Wanda Martini and I didn't shed a tear when 43,998 other Wellingtonians belted the chorus to "Angels" (What does "I'm loving Angels instead" mean??) down at the stadium. How far away from being "over" is Robbie Williams? I wonder if Robin Reynolds feels ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00069.htm


22: Pan industry grouping formed to handle Kyoto

“A coalition of New Zealand business organisations spanning the electricity, petroleum, gas, forestry, agriculture, cement and transport industries has come together to work on Kyoto climate change policies. This coalition has formed because of rising ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00133.htm


23: Intel Marks 30th Anniversary Of The Microprocessor

From the Bathroom Scale to the Powerful PC, Your House is Home to More Than 40 “Chips”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00048.htm


24: New Zealand’s 20 Greenest Companies Announced

New Zealand’s most environmentally responsible companies were honoured last night at Parliament in the Unlimited-Massey University Corporate Environmental Awards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00197.htm


25: Act Denigrates Highly Valuable Creative Industries

Act MP Muriel Newman’s 19th Century view of what real work is must ring hollow with the young, talented and able New Zealanders who have spent thousands of hours and thousands of dollars getting training and education in creative areas, says Associate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00397.htm


26: Fill Up At BP Today!

BP encourages motorists to take advantage of its seven cent petrol and diesel price promotion and fill up at BP today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00208.htm


27: Howard's End: Flight 587 - Truth Will Out

Some media, including Scoop, is not convinced the explanations of the U.S. administration that American Airlines flight 587 out of JFK New York simply came apart and crashed over Long Island passes the smell test. Maree Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00115.htm


28: Keith Rankin: Left Scenarios

The Alliance appears to be fracturing. The crisis is partly a result of maintaining the identity of a party which is in government as a minority partner. (The Greens in Germany have similar problems, indeed triggered by the same issue; the war in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00129.htm


29: Feedback: Scoop Offends Ground Zero Worker

As an American Citizen, who was essentially forced to read your "propaganda" for my work, I am compelled to tell you that I am offended. Not that that will mean anything to you, as far away as you are.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00124.htm


30: Mobil’s environmental ranking a bad joke

Auckland Regional Council chairman Philip Warren says Mobil’s inclusion in a list of New Zealand’s most environmentally responsible companies is a very bad joke.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0111/S00027.htm

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