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

1: The 911 Evidence that May Hang George W. Bush

The Case Against G.W. Bush: a Preliminary "Hearing" in the Court of Common Sense

2: How Much did Cullen and Clark Know?

Only an independent inquiry will reveal how much the Prime Minister and Ministers of Finance and Transport knew about Dr Ross Armstrong's insider group, ACT Commerce Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

3: Australia: "Pacific Solution" One Year On

Although Australia has been automatically detaining asylum seekers who arrive without papers for ten years, the 'Tampa' boat incident a year ago showed just how desperate the government is to keep refugees out in the name of combatting people smuggling, ...

4: Armstrong's departure unfortunate but appropriate

Dr Ross Armstrong's resignation from the chairs of Television New Zealand and Industrial Research Ltd is unfortunate but appropriate, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Crown Research Institutes Minister Pete Hodgson said today.

5: Scoop Images: Sydney Morning Herald's Juxta-gaffe

The following front page from the Sydney Morning Herald on October 15th looks on its face like a fitting tribute to the victims of the Bali Bombing. (see… for the original.)

6: Response to Armstrong statement

Acting Prime Minister Michael Cullen today accepted Dr Ross Armstrong’s public expression of regret at the embarrassment caused to the government over his handling of the Public Private Partnership issue.

7: The Legacy Of The 2nd Front Of The War On Terror

This year I was invited by the Philippines National Council of Churches to participate in a fact finding mission on the effects of the ‘war on terror’ on the most vulnerable of society, women and children.

8: UQ Wire: War Plans, Deals, Leverage and Strategy

THE UNSEEN CONFLICT War Plans, Backroom Deals, Leverage and Strategy - Securing What's Left of the Planet's Oil Is and Has Always Been the Bottom Line - The Opening Salvos of a New and Bloody War are PR, Economic and Political

9: Scoop Link: CIA Warning More Specific - Guardian

The CIA warning was more specific than has been officially acknowledged and it fuelled a growing row - not only in Washington but also in London and Canberra - over whether Indonesia could have acted sooner against Islamist militants or whether tourists ...

10: Howard's End: ACC’s Deeds Do Not Match Words

ACC claimants remain unconvinced with assurances from Minister Ruth Dyson that recent legislative changes and a number of other initiatives will ensure that assessments of claimants will be fair and independent. Claimants say the words of ACC do not ...

11: Do Not Use Depleted Uranium Munitions Again

A Two Part Warning to the Citizens for the World "Do Not Use Depleted Uranium Munitions Again" 2002-10-19

12: Is Armstrong’s Defence Costing Taxpayers?

The National Party wants to know if TVNZ resources are being spent defending the besieged chairman of the taxpayer-owned network.

13: What the Government failed to tell us about WSSD

A high-powered government delegation, led by Environment Minister Marian Hobbs, recently returned from the Earth Summit in Johannesburg with a Programme of Action for sustainable development that presents economic globalisation as a solution. Professor ...

14: Richard Prebble’s Letter From Wellington

Parliament has adjourned for two weeks much to Labour’s relief. The problems of operating as a minority government are much more time consuming than commentators appreciate. Labour has not been able to take the initiative and nothing of significance has been ...

15: Stateside With Rosalea - Here come da judges

On October 17, President George W. Bush gave an address via satellite to the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, which was meeting in New Smyrna, Florida to honour Hispanic businesswomen. After congratulating the women on their achievements ...

16: Data Shows Massive Delayed Gulf War I Casualties

U.S. V.A .Data Confirms Massive Delayed Gulf War I Casualties by Denise Nichols - Gulf War Veteran and Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve Major, Vice Chairman of the National Vietnam Veteran and Gulf War Veterans Coalition

17: Taxpayer can't be fall-guy in PPPs

New Zealanders should be very concerned at the way businesses were queuing to be involved in public-private partnerships to build roads and other infrastructure, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.

18: Armstrong resigns from chairpersonships

Acting Prime Minister and Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed Dr Ross Armstrong’s decision to resign as chair of both Television New Zealand and Industrial Research Ltd.

19: Questions still remain over Armstrong

The statements made today by Michael Cullen and TVNZ chairman, Ross Armstrong over the public private partnership issue do nothing to answer the questions that arose when this story first broke on Friday, says National's Deputy Leader, Roger Sowry.

20: LV Cup Images: Luna Rossa Greets Amerigo Vespucci

Auckland, New Zealand October 20, 2002 - The Italian Navy cadet training ship Amerigo Vespucci arrives in Auckland. Luna Rossa ITA sails out to meet her. Images From . Photos by Carlo Borlenghi - (c) Copyright Prada Challenge 2003

21: UQ Wire: I See Four Lights

There was a period of time when 'Star Trek - The Next Generation' was the best thing going on television. Between the character development, the social themes and the awesome reality of the Kingon, Worf, one could regularly tune in and spend an immensely ...

22: Union outraged by Tranz Rail senior executives pay

Wayne Butson, General Secretary of the Rail & Maritime Transport Union describes the remuneration that 4 senior executives of Tranz Rail are receiving as being outrageous, offensive and totally unjustified.

23: Armstrong's Exit Doesn't End the Story

Ross Armstrong's resignation from his Government posts increases the pressure for Ms Clark and Dr Cullen to reveal how much they knew about his dodgy insider group, ACT Commerce Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

24: Armstrong Quits - Government Still in Firing Line

The National Party says TVNZ chairman Dr Ross Armstrong's clearly fallen on his sword to protect his close friend the Prime Minister.

25: NZ returned to highest possible credit rating

Finance Minister Michael Cullen today welcomed the announcement by Moody’s Investors Service that New Zealand has been restored to the highest possible credit rating for foreign currency debt - Aaa.

26: Jason Leopold – Shafted By The New York Times

Editor's Note: This is a story about a story. A great story. A scoop that ought to see a member of George Bush's cabinet at least indicted, if not behind bars. But that is not what has happened. This is a scoop, that for reasons unknown to its author, ...

27: Dunne: Dr Armstrong Must Go

United Future New Zealand leader, Peter Dunne, today reiterated his call at the weekend for Dr Ross Armstrong to resign, or be dismissed from, his Government-appointed posts at the head of Television New Zealand and Industrial Research Ltd, a Crown ...

28: 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, ...

29: Armstrong Case Should Go To Select Committee

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has called for both Helen Clark and Ross Armstrong to appear before a Parliamentary select committee to answer questions about the letter Dr Armstrong wrote to companies about Government projects.

30: Yoga, didgeridoos, skiing: spot the common factor!

Your eyes twinkle and dance, and even though you leave a class looking very dishevelled – it’s hard to keep a hairdo intact when you’re upside down – you feel like you’re emanating a sexy kind of glow.

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