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1: The Dirty And Deadly Secrets Of Khamisiyah

In Khamisiyah, southern Iraq, 1991, a man made plague was unleashed. Some of the world’s deadliest chemical and biological warfare agents were housed in Khamisiyah, a sprawling desert bunker complex – and then released into the atmosphere.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00217.htm


2: LOTR Two Towers New Zealand Premiere Date Set

Roadshow Film Distributors is delighted to announce the New Zealand Premiere of THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, will be held on Wednesday 18th December at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00048.htm


3: The Thomas E. White Affair – The Documents

The following are the source documents (emails, charts and spreadsheets from Enron Energy Services) which were used by freelance journalist Jason Leopold for his expose about U.S. Army Secretary Thomas E. White’s direct involvement in crooked accounting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00018.htm


4: Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey

The following is a summary of the facts available at this time via the media, surrounding Senator Paul Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. Judge for yourself, was this more likely an assassination or an accident?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00206.htm


5: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal‘s The Enemy Within

Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00205.htm


6: US Election 2002: Senate Races - A Runner Stumbles

The sudden departure of Robert "The Torch" Torricelli from the New Jersey Senate race evokes no end of sports metaphors. He fumbled. He choked. He dropped the baton. He hit the wall. The Torch is passed. It looks bad for the Dem team.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00010.htm


7: Scoop Feedback: Caption Contest For Dubya Photo

The folks over at sharetrader.co.nz have been having a whole lot of fun coming up with captions for the picture of George W. Bush featured on Scoop yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00021.htm


8: Philip J. Rappa: Rhapsody For Democracy

There is a lunatic king in our midst. A monarch crowned by an irrelevant parliament, a man whose character traits exude a convoluted contrivance of being cavalier, insincere, incompetent, and arrogant.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00027.htm


9: Scoop Images: Wellington’s Guy Fawkes Display

Images from Janet Gudmun of last night’s fireworks celebration of the attempt to blow up the UK Parliament by Guy Fawkes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00030.htm


10: Top 10 Signs Of Ross Armstrong Trick Or Treating

Top 10 Signs You're Being Trick Or Treated By Ross Armstrong

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00024.htm


11: UQ Wire: Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorist Attack

This column stands foursquare with the Honorable Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, when he warns that there will be more terrorist attacks against the American people and civilization at large.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00019.htm


12: Live Election Results: Party Vote Status Table

ON THIS PAGE: Live Election Results - Overall Status (Party Vote) - Polling Places Counted - Total Votes Counted - Special Votes - This Page is updated every minute - PRESS REFRESH FOR LATEST RESULTS....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00206.htm


13: Poll Watch: TV1 And TV3 Final Election 2002 Polls

TV1’s Colmar Brunton Poll and TV3’s NFO Poll have recorded remarkably similar results on the night before the final day of the election campaign. Today will not be recorded among National Party Leader Bill English's finest moments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00194.htm


14: ACC’s Conscious Disregard for Claimants Health

In the latest development of the ongoing ACC saga, Scoop has learned from claimants and a central North Island lawyer, that class action claims are being prepared in both the North and South Island against ACC and some branch and case managers alleging ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00029.htm


15: Big News: Secretly Surveying The ACC

The ACC has contracted BRC Marketing & Social Research to complete confidential telephone interviews with claimants this week to provide feedback to the corporation on how their services are appreciated by claimants. The random survey of claimants ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00028.htm


16: Open Letter to the Democratic Party - Ralph Nader

The Democrats should have an easy time winning control of the House of Representatives and the Senate in next week's election. Recession is deepening, unemployment is rising, and corporate corruption headlines are proliferating. Health care costs, drug prices ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00021.htm


17: Wellstone Plane Crash Media Survey - Updated

A summary of the facts available at this time, surrounding Senator Wellstone's airplane crash of 10-25-02. (Updated 11-01-02 – note this posting is an update of… Wellstone Plane Was Out Of Control – Media Survey )

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00013.htm


18: Questions For Oral Answer - 6 November 2002

1. IAN EWEN-STREET to the Minister of Agriculture: When did the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry presentation on how "conditional release" may assist in achieving coexistence between GE and other forms of agriculture first appear on its website, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00096.htm


19: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


20: GPJA: NZ Govt Must Renounce CIA Assassinations

Global Peace and Justice Auckland has called on the government to condemn the CIA organised assassination of alleged Al Qaeda suspects in Yemen as a gross violation of international law. “This is a blatant use of terrorist methods by the worlds most ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00028.htm


21: What taniwha? Get on with the road!

Maurice Williamson sought leave in Parliament today for the House to order Transit NZ to re-start construction of the Waikato expressway, but the move was blocked by the Government. The work has been halted because of concerns that there is a taniwha ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00111.htm


22: George Monbiot: Why Blair Is An Appeaser

Tony Blair's loyalty to George Bush looks like slow political suicide. His preparedness to follow him over every precipice jeopardises Britain's relationships with its allies, conjures up enemies all over the world and infuriates voters of all political colours. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00026.htm


23: Scoop Images: Bush Looks For The Way Forward

The following image has been doing the rounds on the Internet over the weekend. Is it for real, or another example of photoshop altered reality? The general consensus at this early stage in the post-mortem appears to be that it is indeed a real image. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00012.htm


24: First Glitch In US Elections – Exit Polls Fail

Voter News Service exit polls will not be used in presentation of the 2002 US mid-term election results tonight due to vote analysis problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00032.htm


25: The wheres and what-withs of voting

In this third background piece on the California elections, the topic is polling places and equipment. On Monday, October 7, California's Secretary of State is coming to Alameda County to declare absentee voting open. In California, the Secretary of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00036.htm


26: Questions Of The Day Transcript - 5 November 2002

1. Rt Hon. WINSTON PETERS (Leader--NZ First) to the Minister of Immigration: Does the New Zealand Immigration Service have any safeguards in place to ensure staff have no conflict of interest when dealing with any contracts for service?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00070.htm


27: Desecration Of Monument Disgusting Says Peters

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters is concerned that the Cenotaph has become the latest camping ground for a group of Wellington hobos.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00106.htm


28: US Elections 2002: Notes On Election Eve

In a few hours the polls will open, and in a few more hours we’ll start to see some results. Representative government is not yet entirely dead in America.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00023.htm


29: Anti-War Protest This Saturday - QE2 at Noon

Saturday 26th October is another day of international action to oppose American plans to attack Iraq. Big gatherings are planned in many centres around the world - including Washington - and here in New Zealand marches are planned in several centres. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0210/S00167.htm


30: Stateside With Rosalea - Horse sense

After this year's dramatic - or should I say, theatrical - market slide, the media puzzle only deepens. Was what happened on 14/11 or 15/11 any more significant than what happened on 9/11?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00025.htm


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