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


1: UQ Wire: Harken Energy - Bush’s No Good Trade

One key trade just a few weeks before Iraq invaded Kuwait -- but reported some eight months late after the Gulf War was over -- netted Bush close to $1 million in profit as he sold stock in Harken Energy, an oil company doing business in the Middle East ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00047.htm


2: Scoop Editorial: George Bush’s Denouement

This morning's press conference by U.S. President George Bush signalled an interesting new phase in the ongoing battle on the liberal left to hold the White House accountable.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00064.htm


3: Investigator Who Cleared Bush Gets WorldCom Job

A former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman appointed court monitor of WorldCom Inc. on Wednesday was previously responsible for clearing U.S. President George W. Bush of insider trading concerning his involvement in Harken Energy during the lead ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00033.htm


4: Rik Mayall Defends Nazi Use In Anti-Euro Film

British actor Rik Mayall has defended himself against accusations of insensitivity towards victims of the Nazis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00055.htm


5: Bush Faces Harken Accusers – I Am Not A Crook

U.S. President George Bush held a press conference this morning NZT (5pm July 8th EST) and faced intense questioning from the White House press corps on allegations of insider trading in relation to Harken Energy in 1990.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00062.htm


6: The New Write 8/7/2002

It is no secret that Helen Clark is better at manipulating the media (or communicating depending on your point of view) but recently the State News Provider has caused more than the odd eyebrow to raise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00094.htm


7: Scoop Satire: Where Was Bruce Willis On 911?

As the arduous task of clearing the debris and bodies grinds to a halt some 9 months after the unprecedented terrorist attack on the World Trade Centre, American citizens are beginning to ask pointed questions of the Bush administration and US intelligence ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00050.htm


8: The GW Bush - Osama Bin Laden Connection

EDITORS NOTE: The following is a transcript of a link submitted to Scoop by a Scoop reader. Clearly questions are raised in this material about the nature of the relationship between the Bush family and the family of Osama Bin Laden.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00108.htm


9: The Manipulators - Winston Peters Speech

Thank you for joining us here tonight. This speech will not be reported in your paper, and this meeting will probably not feature on the television news.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00257.htm


10: Five Questions Helen Clark Must Answer

"Helen Clark must answer key questions police put to her over the 'Paintergate' cover-up," says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00265.htm


11: Full Police Report On PM's Art Forgery

This report refers to the enquiry completed following receipt of a complaint that the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Helen Clark, may have committed a criminal offence by signing paintings or drawings completed by another. The complaint followed related ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00095.htm


12: Undernews Jul 8 - D.C.'s Most Unofficial Source

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a slightly edited version of the exquisite email news bulletin from Sam Smith in Washington D.C. which comes out daily. For the full version see Undernews Website where you can subscribe.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00059.htm


13: David Miller: The Election and Education

I first applied for my student loan back in the ‘old days’. The reason I say ‘old days’ is because that’s what they where. You simply filled in all the forms on the day of enrolment, received your password and the free phone number and away you went. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00058.htm


14: Mistruths Tangled In Metaphors

“Don Brash will need more than an eccentric use of metaphors to cloak his mistruths about Labour’s economic programme,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00284.htm


15: Paintergate's A Diversion

“Richard Prebble’s accusation that Helen Clark had a ‘memory lapse of Wine Box proportions’ over “Paintergate” is the last writhe of a desperate ACT,” the New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00263.htm


16: Blame The Fat Jockey Not The Horse: Brash

“Dr Cullen’s bad policies are like a fat jockey slowing down a race- horse,” National list candidate and former Governor of the Reserve Bank, Dr Don Brash, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00097.htm


17: When GE Goes Bad

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is challenging the Government to put their money where their mouth is and accept liability for any "accidents" involving GE released into the environment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00278.htm


18: Feedback: Regarding Adrian Picot On GE

It is indeed a sad reflection on our tertiary education system that Adrian Picot, a science graduate should espouse such a comprehensive set of untruths, half-truths and misinformed opinions as those expressed in his article “The BAD Science of GE ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00061.htm


19: Public Waking Up To Greens Hysteria On GM

The rejection by Lyttelton people in the recent Holmes telecast on TV One of the Green Party's scaremongering on genetic modification is but the tip of an iceberg of public realisation of the extent to which they have been misled by the Greens' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00096.htm


20: Labour's Plans To Sell Air NZ Will Destroy Icon

Labour's plans to sell a strategic stake in Air New Zealand to Qantas will destroy a national icon, National Transport Spokesperson Belinda Vernon said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00285.htm


21: Poll Watch: Dominion Post/BRC Wellington Central

The Wellington Central electorate appears to be getting both Greener and safer for incumbent MP Marian Hobbs in a Dominion Post BRC Marketing And Social Research poll published today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00052.htm


22: Voters Left In The Dark

The Government must take full responsibility for the shocking level of public ignorance about how our electoral system works, Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00269.htm


23: BNS Denies HMS Nottingham Was Escort

British Nuclear Fuels today categorically denied that HMS Nottingham was to provide escort duties for the Pacific Pintail and Pacific Teal on their voyage from Japan to the United Kingdom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0207/S00035.htm


24: Knowledge Of MMP Falls--Commission

The latest research by the Electoral Commission shows that the public’s knowledge of some aspects of how the voting system works is lower than immediately before the last general election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00093.htm


25: Zero Tolerance Has Worked In New York

This morning I want to show you that New Zealand does not have to accept its current level of crime. Our crime level is a politically inflicted wound. It is within our capacity to solve it, as experience in New York has proven.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0207/S00277.htm


26: Scoop Link: On The Shooting Of Women And Children

July 9, 2002 "Why Are They Shooting Our Women And Children?" A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL From… http://www.buzzflash.com/editorial/2002/07/09_mazar.html

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00063.htm


27: Marking the Spot: Sara Hughes’ Dot Works

At first glance, the works in Sara Hughes’ exhibition “Places for Paintings” have the appearance of flat, mathematical patterns assembled from thousands of carefully placed dots.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0207/S00015.htm


28: New figures show Europe rapidly adopting GM

Recently released figures show a marked increase in the environmental release of GM crops right across Europe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00099.htm


29: Gender Pay-Parity Not A Right

Rosslyn Noonan said today "Women have a 'right' to equal pay." "Why?" asks Libertarianz spokesman Sally O'Brien. "Where did this 'right' come from?"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00102.htm


30: Would You Like A Vote With Your Coffee?

People enjoying a coffee break throughout New Zealand now have the chance to predict the outcome of this year's general election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0207/S00100.htm

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