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

1: 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


2: Remember your member on the 5th of September!

With National Penis Day looming tomorrow, the AIDS Foundation is reminding media of key points about the campaign and the day:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00018.htm


3: Tall Blacks Beat Puerto Rico - Into Semi Finals

New Zealand Basketball legends the Tall Blacks are through to the semi-finals of the World Championships in Indianapolis after a 65 to 63 point victory over Puerto Rico.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00031.htm


4: Big News: Taking The Piss

Who was the “dickhead” that organised tomorrow’s National Penis Day? An AIDS Foundation gimmick, the point of it all is to provide a fun way to promote a serious issue, men’s health - particularly men’s sexual health according to AIDS Foundation Executive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00017.htm


5: 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


6: Guy’s World: Goodbye Garden Shed

Past the carcasses of plastic toys spurned, through the long grass littered with rusting bicycle parts and discarded sports equipment, and into New Zealand’s most interconnected garden shed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00028.htm


7: AIDS Foundation Strikes Problem with Billboard

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation today expressed exasperation that it was being blocked from erecting billboards that feature (non-erect) men’s penises to mark National Penis Day this coming Thursday 5th September. Foundation Executive Director, Kevin ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00008.htm


8: Image: Treebeard The Ent Revealed?

TheOneRing.net ’s Michael Regina reported that this figurine of Treebeard the Ent, posted on www.applause.com , is an exact replication of what he'll look like in the second instalment of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Two Towers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00070.htm


9: Keith Rankin: Transport Modes

Two weeks ago I suggested that the airline industry was going through a transformation that would make it much like any other form of transport; for example like buses. Air New Zealand has travelled further down that road than its Goliath rival Qantas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00029.htm


10: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


11: What Cost Free Trade?

Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Keith Locke has congratulated National's Lockwood Smith on reaching the same conclusion as the Greens: a Free Trade deal with the United States can only be bought by going to war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00071.htm


12: Guest Opinion: The Prospect of Cornutopia

The Prospect of Cornutopia or If Global Warming Didn’t Exist We Would Have To Invent It …a response to Bjørn Lomborg’s book The Skeptical Environmentalist Chapter 7 Publications MMII

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00030.htm


13: Maxim Institute - real issues - No. 32

The AIDS Foundation has declared today (September 5) 'National p_enis* Day' claiming that this is "a fun way to promote men's s_exual health". The news release talks health, but it's really a front for ideology.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00026.htm


14: Iraq Attack

As the world tentatively approaches the anniversary of the horrendous events of last September 11 the New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters urges caution as world leaders contemplate the next steps in the war on terrorism.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00074.htm


15: Tall Blacks Beat China 94-88 - Into Finals

New Zealand's basketball heroes the Tall Blacks came back from 24 points down to beat China in their final pool game at the World Championships in Indianapolis this morning by 94 points to 88.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00025.htm


16: Tube Talk: Un-Cool Britannia

What has happened to British television? Once a feasting ground of witty, acerbic and terribly-well-bred comics who wrote brilliant shows like Fawlty Towers and Blackadder , Brit comedy has descended into unwatchable tripe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00019.htm


17: Have you got a hand on it? - National Penis Day

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation would like to know what’s up

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0208/S00136.htm


18: Symantec’s New Norton Systemworks 2003 Delivers

Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security, today announced Norton SystemWorks 2003 and Norton SystemWorks Professional Edition, the new best-of-breed problem-solving suites that offer comprehensive, integrated solutions to help keep ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0209/S00005.htm


19: Government's Iraq Stance Will Prove Costly

The New Zealand Government's refusal to stand with the US, UK and Australia on the Iraq issue is regrettable, short sighted and will inevitably prove costly, ACT New Zealand Foreign Affairs & Defence Spokesman Ken Shirley said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00078.htm


20: United's Inexperience Exposed

United Future's inexperience has been exposed in its first attempt at dealing with legislation in Parliament today where it stated it will vote for those on the domestic purposes beneficiaries to stay on the benefit and not be work-tested, says National ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00084.htm


21: UQ Wire: Funding War PR With Foreign Cash

As President Bush goes to Capitol Hill today to promulgate his rationale for sending a few hundred thousand U.S. ground troops to spill their blood in Iraq, political polls indicate an eerie public feeling that the rush to war may also be serving to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00021.htm


22: Congratulations Eric Watson

Eric Watson heads to London with the full blessing, if not congratulations, of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce - and a message!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0209/S00031.htm


23: Questions Of The Day - 5 September 2002

1. Hon. ROGER SOWRY (Deputy Leader--National) to the Minister of Transport: Does he have full confidence that the Civil Aviation Authority's procedures and audit processes for proper airline safety standards and checks are adequate; if not, why ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00086.htm


24: UQ Wire: The Complete 9/11 Timeline

This timeline dispels the notion that theorists on 9/11 are working on the basis of supposition and prejudice, it shows clearly that unanswered questions relating to 911 are probably the most vital issue currently facing the people of this planet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00008.htm


25: Ministers Stuck In A 'Dead End' Paradox

"I challenge both of the Ministers of Social Services, Steve Maharey and Associate Ruth Dyson, to define a dead end job," DPB opponent, Lindsay Mitchell says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00025.htm


26: NYC Area Events To Challenge Official 9/11 Story

Weekend NYC Area Events To Challenge Official 9/11 Story - - Offer Highly Documented Lines Of Inquiry In Ongoing Investigation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0209/S00055.htm


27: Debut Of The New Green Muppet

After watching the maiden parliamentary speech of Random Trollop Metiria Turei,a Libertarianz spokesman said he didn't know whether to laugh or cry. "Such mumbo jumbo makes me wonder if the country has been taken over by the Muppets," said ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0209/S00023.htm


28: New Zealand Must Remember Its Allies

The New Zealand Government should remind itself that Britain, Australia and the United States are our most long standing allies before making any final decision about New Zealand's approach to Iraq, says Nationals Foreign Affairs spokesperson Dr Wayne ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00069.htm


29: Government's First Legislation is Shameful

The Government has chosen a flawed piece of anti-family legislation as the first bill on their agenda, signalling that the next three years will see further deliberate disintegration of the family unit, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00077.htm


30: Select Committee Business 6-13 September 2002

Steve Chadwick replaced Jill Pettis on the Government Administration Committee and on the Health Committee. Ms Chadwick was also elected chairperson of the Health Committee.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0209/S00095.htm


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