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

1: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00148.htm


2: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


3: Upton-on-line - Diaspora Edition 29th August

Special Edition for readers interested in Sustainable Development, especially in NZ * Stop Press: important Dutch report advocates “a return to basics”; see below * [General readers may care to award themselves a break until the next issue]

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00152.htm


4: A Debate on Iraq As U.S. Warplanes Kill Eight

AS U.S. WARPLANES KILL EIGHT IN IRAQ, A DEMOCRACY NOW EXCLUSIVE DEBATE From Basra to the Pentagon: Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark at the scene of the attack vs. Lt Colonel David Lapan at the Pentagon From… http://www.democracynow.org/iraq-debate

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00150.htm


5: Questions Of The Day - 28 August 2002

Mr SPEAKER: Before we come to questions for oral answer, I would like to advise all members that as from today an uncorrected transcript of oral questions, question time in the House, will be available on the Office of the Clerk Internet site from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00268.htm


6: Keith Rankin: Teacher Relativity

I generally favour higher wage rates over lower wage rates. Higher wage rates enable parents to work fewer hours. (Commission for the Family, take note.) Further, higher wage rates encourage firms to economise on labour. The result is higher productivity; ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00151.htm


7: Questions For Oral Answer Thursday, 29 August 2002

1. TAITO PHILLIP FIELD to the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs: What progress has been made with the establishment of a national Pacific radio network?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00285.htm


8: Funds To Be Found For Suburbs Rugby Club Upgrade

A big increase in the number of women's rugby teams is one of the reasons the Suburbs Rugby Football Club in Avondale urgently needs to upgrade its changing and showering facilities.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK9910/S00007.htm


9: Dunne blamed for kids on cannabis

Green MP Nandor Tanczos today said Peter Dunne must take full responsibility for children continuing to access and use cannabis as a result of blocking the introduction of legislation which would reduce children's access to cannabis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00270.htm


10: Tanczos: and kids will continue to use cannabis...

Nandor Tanczos And kids will continue to use cannabis... Address in reply speech Delivered 28 August at 9.30pm

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00280.htm


11: Scoop Images: Katya Rivas In Wellington

Dr Ricardo Castanon With A Slide Showing A Cloud Formation (In The Image Of Mary)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00144.htm


12: American Group Defies Iraq War Rhetoric - Part I

They say bravado breeds idiocy, arrogance, and insensitivity. That is certainly true of all the politicians who stand in the shadows, spewing their Iraq war rhetoric, systematically ignoring the humanitarian toll such a war would produce.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00146.htm


13: Jeanette Fitzsimons Address In Reply Speech

Jeanette's speech in response to the Prime Minister's speech from the throne Jeanette Fitzsimons MP, Green Party co-leader

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00269.htm


14: Greens offer cooperation, but not confidence

The Green Party today proposed an amendment to the no confidence motion in the Labour-Progressive Government, based on the failure of the Speech from the Throne to address fundamental concerns about the direction of social, environmental and economic policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00267.htm


15: Scoop Feedback: ZZZZzztt

In This Edition: NZ HRT Prescription Numbers - Growing The Economy & Saving - Heaps Of Junk - Can We Ever Bask In The Sun?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00153.htm


16: Pelvic Floor - Peak Performance

Introduce the simple lifelong habit of pelvic floor exercise that will enhance your physical and sexual well being, now and in the future.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0208/S00052.htm


17: Katya Rivas: I Want Us to Talk about Heaven

Love of My sorrows, I want us to talk about Heaven. The place of which you must talk to encourage My children to work toward its conquest... I transfigured before My apostles so they would see the beauty of My divine face and what irradiates from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00149.htm


18: UQ Wire: 911 Hijackers Who Lived At A US Navy Base

Come Fly With Me? A Saudi Flying Instructor Who Died Mysteriously On May 8 Had The Same Name as Two 9/11 Hijackers Who Lived At The Same U.S. Naval Air Base

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00085.htm


19: Deborah Coddington Maiden Speech

Mr Speaker, congratulations on your appointment as speaker for the new term of the 47^th Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00300.htm


20: Saudi Arabia: The Sarajevo of the 21st Century?

Is Iraq a Diversion from the Real Invasion or Will Bush Try to Occupy Both Countries at Once? - by Michael C. Ruppert of From The Wilderness

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00119.htm


21: Images: Portland George Bush Protest Turns Nasty

The following images and press statement come from the Portland Indymedia website which is carrying extensive coverage of the Bush Protest and its aftermath. See… http://portland.indymedia.org/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00129.htm


22: “Baise-Moi” should be Banned says Bill Hastings

Chief Censor Bill Hastings has confirmed that the French sex-violence film “Baise-Moi” (transl. “F*** Me” or “Rape Me”) is a shocking film that is injurious to public good and should be banned.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00114.htm


23: NZ Public Service Amongst Most Honest In World

New Zealand public servants have been confirmed as amongst the most honest in the world, the State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00121.htm


24: Anna Leese Wins Mobil Song Quest

Anna Leese, a 21 year old soprano from Woodville, has won the Mobil Song Quest 2002.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0208/S00002.htm


25: Speech from the Throne

It is a privilege for me to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 47th Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00234.htm


26: Reducing Poverty Key To NZ’s Future

Reducing poverty in NZ needs to be a key priority for this government according to a report released today by the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00116.htm


27: Mike Ward's Maiden Speech

Could I just thank the members for the warmth of their welcome. From the Prime Minister who came up and welcomed me by name while I was having dinner with Jeanette on my first night in Bellamy's, to fellow Coast to Coaster Bill English and all of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00294.htm


28: Scoop Images: Katya Rivas Portrait

Bolivian Mystic (& Scoop Columnist) Katya Rivas

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00145.htm


29: David Miller: Al-Qaeda Deals the US Another Blow

The discovery of a large archive of video footage in the remains of an al-Qaeda training camp could not have come at a worst time for the United States. For one thing, the first anniversary of the September 11 attacks is only a few weeks away. Given that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00136.htm


30: NZ First Preliminary Caucus Responsibilities

--- MP'S NAME ---- MAJOR PORTFOLIOS --- ASSOCIATE PORTFOLIOS RT HON WINSTON PETERS Commerce, Economic Development, Finance, Immigration Racing, Revenue, SOE’s PETER BROWN Accident Insurance, Energy, Labour, Transport BRENT CATCHPOLE Communications ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0208/S00271.htm

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