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1: Scoop Image Feedback: Corruption in Russia

As you, probably, know, the Russian government is totally corrupt now. It causes starvation among the Russian people. The Russian pensioners and war heroes do not receive any money from the government. Many of them are forced to sell their own ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00019.htm


2: DoD Images: Al Qaeda Prisoners At Camp X-Ray

U.S. Army Pfc. Jodi Smith watches from the outer perimeter as detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area in Camp X-Ray at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during in-processing to the temporary detention facility on Jan. 14, 2002. The detainees ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0201/S00047.htm


3: Scoop Satirical Image: Harry Pothead

... found circulating on the Internet and forwarded to Scoop by a reader...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00022.htm


4: 2001 Roger Award Finalists Named

Finalists Named For The Roger Award For The Worst Transnational Corporation In New Zealand In 2001

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00022.htm


5: Election Trail 2002 – The Green Factor

Here is the first in a series of columns titled the Election Trail 2002, where Scoop's Selwyn Manning examines factors shaping political parties that will influence the outcome of this year's general election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00014.htm


6: Image: Phil Goff Meets Fidel Castro In Havana

Phil Goff meeting Cuban President Fidel Castro in Havana. The meeting occurred early yesterday morning New Zealand time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00099.htm


7: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


8: Images: Lord Of The Rings Equine Star Stars Again

The last time Jane Abbott rode at Puhinui, it was to take third prize in her first novice three day event in 1997.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00075.htm


9: A Modern Navy Matched To NZ's Needs

The future shape of New Zealand's maritime force was revealed today by Defence Minister Mark Burton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00114.htm


10: Govt. Response To Student Loans/Allowances Inquiry

1. The Government has carefully considered the Education and Science Select Committee’s (“the Committee’s”) report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00123.htm


11: Greens Talking PC Rubbish On Taleban PoWs

The protest by Green foreign affairs spokesman Keith Locke that the Americans are torturing Al Qaeda prisoners at Guantanamo Bay by forcing them to wear blindfolds and earmuffs, is just hypocrisy, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00096.htm


12: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Bomb Iraq?

Sure. Let’s go in there full throttle and use our most impressive machinery to bomb those Iraqi bastards back to the Middle Ages. Let’s teach them a lesson they won’t forget; destroy their bridges and their hospitals, their water refining stations, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00018.htm


13: Scoop: Top Scoops (Welcome Back 2002 Edition!)

Note: This is the first edition of Daily Top Scoops for 2002. The usual daily headline service will resume today with a bulletin around 4pm as usual. Here's hoping everybody has had a good break over the summer and are now prepared for an election year!. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00020.htm


14: Motornet: Citroen Takes The Path Less Travelled

Citroen have always marched to the beat of a different drum when it comes to manufacturing cars, with some notable successes... but have they lost the beat with the new C5?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00023.htm


15: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Exploding Edinburgh

Edinburgh is exploding; every night the castle glows red and white before erupting into a brilliant display of fireworks, while saxophonists, drummers, jugglers and living statues compete with the flier distributors and tourists for footpath space ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/d1/e7/200008291655.74a9167c.html


16: Richard Prebble's Letter From Wellington

The new year has started well, the rain is producing grass hydroponically and driving people into shopping malls. The two old parties seem to have gone on holiday. While Helen Clark was away in North America, no one in government did anything.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00089.htm


17: PM To Visit United States

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she will meet United States President George W Bush in Washington on 26 March.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00113.htm


18: Labour Turns Navy into Expensive Fishing Patrol

The Labour Government has continued taking the teeth out of the military with today's announcement on the Navy's future, ACT Defence Spokesman MP Owen Jennings said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00118.htm


19: Scoop Feedback: The Warehouse’s Money For Jam

In this edition: Money for Jam - Warehouse style - Kiwi Bank, Every New Zealander’s Dismal Venture - Crocodile Tears All Dried Up - Israel Acting Like Rogue Country Possessing Weapons Of Mass Destruction With The Help Of US Veto! - Torture of Peter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00013.htm


20: Stateside With Rosalea: Tempis Fugitives, Etc.

Who would have thunk it? Not only am I old enough to remember the days when steam locomotives roamed the earth, but I've lived long enough to see the demise of the lead balloon. I suppose THAT went down like a presidential pretzel. Suspicious Old ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00015.htm


21: Commission Of Inquiry Must Investigate Corruption

"Corruption in the Court system is a common occurrence", FARE spokesperson Darryl Ward said today. He renewed the call for a Commission of Inquiry following disclosures on Page 2 of yesterday's Dominion that a senior Christchurch psychologist, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00025.htm


22: Correctives: Nunifesto 2002 Policy Release!!!

Spanking can be a valuable disciplinary tool if it is administered appropriately. It is essential to always balance firmness with loving sensitivity. Indeed, spanking is not appropriate at every age, and may even be enjoyed by some burly thirty year ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0201/S00024.htm


23: Scoop Images: Lake Hobbitton - Another View

Scoop's Hobbit strikes again. Yet another - never seen before - shot of Hobbiton in the the Waikato. Showing the other side of the millhouse pictured in an earlier shot, in the sun, before it was burned down. Hobbit houses can be seen across the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00068.htm


24: Elite soldiers not camp builders

National today called on Helen Clark to assure New Zealanders that our SAS troops are being utilised in the areas they are trained and funded for, rather than building camps for German commandos in Kabul, National Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00097.htm


25: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


26: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Lord Of The Rings Preview Highlights

At the weekend the official LOTR website http://lordoftherings.net broadcast a two minute preview from the movie. The preview is attracting unprecedented internet attention.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a9/99/200004100055.8b5d43fa.html


27: Govt Should Speak Out Against Prisoner Humiliation

Green Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke wants the Government to speak out against the degrading treatment of al-Qaeda and Taleban prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00092.htm


28: David Miller: Kashmir Raises Its Head Yet Again

In the midst of the United States’ war against terrorism, the issue of Kashmir has resurfaced. This is not something the United States wishes to see, as it is desperate to keep both India and Pakistan on side and supporting its campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0201/S00016.htm


29: Maritime Review big downgrade to Navy

Today's Maritime Forces Review outlines a significant downgrade in the Royal New Zealand Navy's ability to contribute to collective defence and regional security, National Defence spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0201/S00117.htm


30: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm

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