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

1: Image: The Two Towers Teaser Poster has arrived!

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers stars (in alphabetical order) Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Hugo Weaving ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00149.htm


2: Royal Bank Of Canada Report On Gold

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following report has been circulating heavily on “Gold Bug” web sites in recent days. The Royal Bank of Canada has recently denied that it is the official bank view of the market, and that it was prepared purely for internal use. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00141.htm


3: Evening Post Doesn’t Need To Close

The Evening Post is not losing money and jobs are being lost unnecessarily, Economic Development Minister Jim Anderton says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00435.htm


4: Scoop Link: Follow Which Leader?

Helen Clark’s official election campaign site has an imitator. And in this case it could probably not be said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00132.htm


5: Satire: Computer Addicted To Sitcoms, Playstation

Paris: France is in an uproar today after the revelation that Le Nausea-2b, the world’s first truly independent artificially intelligent computer, has acquired a taste for US sitcoms and playstation, with indignant editorials from France’s leading newspapers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00147.htm


6: Murdoch Group Closes NZ's Last Metro Evening Daily

AUCKLAND (Pacific Media Watch): The Rupert Murdoch newspaper chain in New Zealand is closing the country's last metropolitan evening newspaper in what is being described as a "merger" by the publishers and an "axing" in a Radio New Zealand report.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00150.htm


7: Shock at Post

Staff at Wellington Newspapers are shocked and saddened by today’s announcement that the city’s evening newspaper, the Evening Post, is to close.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00150.htm


8: Congressional 911 Investigator Led Waco Coverup

The official in charge of ferreting out information about the FBI for a joint congressional intelligence panel allegedly obstructed a Justice Department probe of the bureau two years ago.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00148.htm


9: Scoop Images: Damie Silvia Signs The Writ

The Governor General Dame Silvia Cartwright signed the writ today and handed it over to the Chief Electoral Officer David Henry in the Council Room at Government House. Those not on the roll will have to cast a special vote.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00151.htm


10: Bush-Nazi Connections: Beware The Cornered Rat

In the period of national mourning following the September 11 attacks, public suggestion of U.S. government negligence or complicity in the attacks would have been an apostasy to most Americans. The blind trust and faith in the American “leadership” was such ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00131.htm


11: Bush Administration Decides Who's a Terrorist

White House Assigns Itself the Power to Determine Who is a Terrorist, While Denying an American Defendant Due Process and Access to Attorney - Interview with Theresa Younger, executive director of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00146.htm


12: That's As Good As It Got!

"Today's release of the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) shows the real reason why Helen Clark decided to call a snap election," says National's Finance spokesman David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00447.htm


13: Scoop Link: 20/20 911 Israeli Spies Investigation

June 21 — Millions saw the horrific images of the World Trade Center attacks, and those who saw them won't forget them. But a New Jersey homemaker saw something that morning that prompted an investigation into five young Israelis and their possible ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00133.htm


14: NASA Image: Rodeo Fire Burning In Arizona

The Rodeo Fire (easternmost cluster of red dots) in east-central Arizona is burning within the Fort Apache Indian Reservation about 100 miles east-northeast of Phoenix (seen southwest of the fire as a large area of grayish pixels surrounded by scattered ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00080.htm


15: After-Ball Parties Must Be Planned Carefully

24 June 2002 A set of guidelines for managing teenagers’ after-ball parties is to be launched shortly, in time for the secondary school ‘ball season’, Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00434.htm


16: David Miller: Israel’s Security Wall?

Is this new policy of physically dividing Jew from Arab simply a statement by the Israeli government that it cannot prevent Palestinian suicide attacks despite its powerful military? In other words, is this wall a symbol of failure?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00145.htm


17: Book Extract: How To Lose Friends &....Chapter 1

Imagine, way up in the sky, a balcony that resembles a viewing platform where you and others stand looking down on Earth. You are but a spirit. From the balcony you can see the marvelous and wondrous things on Earth....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0003/S00096.htm


18: Iceland, Norway Resume Intl. Whale Meat Trade

After a 14 year hiatus, all systems are now go for the resumption of international trade in whale products. The trade will start with an export from Norway to Iceland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0206/S00075.htm


19: The Evening Post will be sadly missed

Readers of the Wellington region will mourn the loss of the Evening Post, National Deputy Leader Roger Sowry said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00437.htm


20: Scoop Update #7 – Scoop Guess 2002!

In This Edition: - Scoop has SEVEN copies of a REALLY USEFULL BOOK to give away to the seven closest guesses at the election result. Welcome to Scoop Guess 2002!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0206/S00152.htm


21: New Newspaper Proposed - The Dominion Post

Independent Newspapers Limited today announced a proposal to merge the two Wellington daily newspapers, The Dominion and The Evening Post, into a new morning newspaper, The Dominion Post.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00148.htm


22: Treasury Confirms Govt's Slashing Of Health

The Government's plans to slash health services across the country have been confirmed in the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) released today, says National Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00451.htm


23: Cave Creek Inquiry

Prime Minister Helen Clark has today advised Christchurch lawyer Grant Cameron that she does not intend to get involved in a re-examination of issues around the Cave Creek tragedy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00445.htm


24: Life Sciences Network Hedges Bets On GE Safety

Tuesday 25 June, Auckland. Despite GE foods having been approved and released into our food chain without any long term testing, Life Sciences Network is claiming that ‘Approved use of GM is safe’.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00161.htm


25: Wise Up. Issue No# 34

CONTENTS - Minister's introduction - Mid term staggered board of trustee election - More focus on school trustee training - Innovations funding - New school in Hamilton - Tertiary education commissioners appointed - Strategy heralds new era for tertiary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00441.htm


26: Marian Hobbs Regrets Evening Post Closure

24 June 2002 Wellington Central MP Marian Hobbs has expressed her regret that the capital is to lose its evening newspaper.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00427.htm


27: National To Streamline Economic Development

"An incoming National Government will undertake a major revamp of current economic and regional development services," says National's Economic and Regional Development spokesman Tony Ryall.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0206/S00438.htm


28: Registration For Another Political Party

The Electoral Commission today announced it had registered Jim Anderton’s Progressive Coalition party and approved its party logo.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00157.htm


29: National’s Socialists Resurrect Muldoon

“I hear Rob Muldoon laughing”is how Libertarianz Spokesman on the Deregulation of Commerce Scott Wilson described National’s Economic and Regional Development policy today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0206/S00166.htm


30: Steel workers welcome anti-dumping move

The union that represents steel workers is welcoming the Government’s commitment to action on steel dumping.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0206/S00145.htm


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