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

1: Jason Leopold: Secrets And Lies In Cheney’s Closet

The front pages of California’s major daily newspapers were buzzing last week with fresh reports of one energy company ripping off the state in the spring of 2000 by deliberately keeping a power plant from generating electricity so the company could ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00137.htm


2: Elle Intimates Strips Off With Billboard Campaign

Rush-hour traffic was treated to a striptease in Auckland today as the second of two new Elle Mapcherson Intimates billboards were unveiled by a pair of Kiwifire dancers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00031.htm


3: UQ Wire: Was Paul Wellstone Murdered?

Democrats Twice As Likely to Die In Crashes: Was Paul Wellstone Murdered? - History Suggests It - Crash Inconsistencies Suggest It - Many, Including Some Members of Congress, Believe It

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00133.htm


4: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00078.htm


5: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal’s 911 Analysis Called "Wacko"

Gore Vidal once tried to get me to print an alleged secret—a very big secret—about Richard Nixon’s penis. About what has come to be called, in post-Clintonian euphemistic legalese, its "distinguishing characteristic."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00134.htm


6: 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


7: Hard News Is Back!

Hi folks, Public Address is here, at: http://publicaddress.net It is home to weblogs by myself (it's still called Hard News), Chad Taylor, Debra Daley and Damian Christie. It has been beautifully constructed by CactusLab.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00138.htm


8: Venezuelan Coup Foiled – Arms Cache Revealed

I was fooled when they told me that they sought a democratic solution and what had really been intended was a secret pact between (union boss) Carlos Ortega and (ex-General) Medina Gómez that a general strike… would try to generate disorder, violence and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00140.htm


9: Debate: The Homeland Security ACT of 2002

The American people expect us to provide our best judgment and our best insight into such monumental decisions. This is a far, far cry from being our best. This is not our best. As a matter of fact, it is a mere shadow of our best. Yet we are being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00114.htm


10: 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


11: Scoop Feature: Jesus's Secretary Visits Wellington

August 27th, 2002 (Wellington): The customs officer hails me from across the now empty Wellington airport arrivals hall, “Mr Thompson?”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00139.htm


12: Don't forget to tell us, Helen

Green MP Keith Locke is reminding the Prime Minister to let the New Zealand public know when our SAS contingent is finally pulled out of Afghanistan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00481.htm


13: Wizards, Witches And Elves In Wellington With NZSO

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra presents two family concerts in Wellington in December, featuring music from the world of film, 'Musical Mythologies' and musical theatre, 'With a song in my Heart', which will have the Wellington hills alive with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00156.htm


14: Controlling NATO: The Real Agenda At Prague

European diplomacy has clearly often been the nucleus of destruction. Is it now the only buffer left between peace-comparative and Manifest Destiny – the dream of Fortress USA to express its institutions around the world? The NATO Summit will be a decider.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00093.htm


15: Another Job for the Girls

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today that the only possible explanation for Miss Lee's appointment to this tiny island is that Helen Clark's former ally needs a job in the sun and they couldn't trust her to go anywhere else.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00492.htm


16: Sandra Lee new NZ High Commissioner to Niue

New Zealand’s next High Commissioner to Niue will be the Hon. Sandra Lee, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00483.htm


17: TUBE TALK With John T. Forde: What the Butler Saw

Just when TV is becoming so bad, so boring and so banal that chewing your own arm off starts looking like a riveting evening’s entertainment, along comes some fun, trashy Brit TV to take the edge off.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00141.htm


18: Abbott Murder Trial: Wallace Possessed - Constable

The High Court today heard evidence from Constable Jason Dombroski, the police officer who was with Constable Keith Abbott during the 60 to 90 second period before Steven Wallace slumped to the ground on Waitara’s main street, felled by a fatal volley ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00136.htm


19: Washington Sniper - Terrorist Or Informer?

That John Allen Muhammad, nee John Allen Williams and several aliases, was known to the U.S. Government long before the "sniper" shooting spree is fast becoming apparent. There are just too many instances where authorities should have investigated, arrested ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00116.htm


20: Survey shows support for prosecuting buyers of sex

A Bill to reform prostitution, which is currently before Parliament, would decriminalise the sex industry completely. However, some countries—such as Sweden—have moved in the opposite direction, and are now prosecuting the clients of prostitutes rather ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00158.htm


21: Scoop Link: A Vote for Less Tech at the Polls

In the national debate over upgrading election infrastructure, Peter Neumann is an unlikely defender of the low-tech approach. As principle scientist at Stanford Research Institute's Computer Science Laboratory, Neumann has spent the last 20 years studying ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00135.htm


22: Abbott Murder Trial: Evidence Tampering Claims

A prosecution witness in the murder trial of Senior Constable Keith Abbott claimed that another police officer, Constable Jason Dombroski, pocketed an object off the ground shortly after Steven Wallace was fatally shot by Abbott on Waitara’s main ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00126.htm


23: 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


24: Hawkins must be sacked says English

National Party leader Bill English is calling for heads to roll including that of Internal Affairs Minister George Hawkins over the leaky building crisis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00497.htm


25: High Frequency equipment to be installed in NZ

Minister of Defence Mark Burton has today announced Cabinet approval for the installation of an unclassified United States Air Force (USAF) High Frequency (HF) radio transmitter and receiver at a New Zealand Defence Force communications site. The most likely ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00486.htm


26: Big News: Enforce The Drinking Age

Many have said that lowering the drinking age to 18 in 1999 was a mistake. Everyone except the hospitality industry and some politicians appear to have concerns about the move. But raising the drinking age back to 20 won’t solve problems associated ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00143.htm


27: Floodgates Set To Open

The registration of sites in New Zealand as wahi tapu could soon become endemic," ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs spokesman Gerry Eckhoff said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00499.htm


28: Don't be duped Brownlee tells ratepayers

The National Party's accusing some Councils of failing to protect their ratepayers from the fall-out from the Local Government Bill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00503.htm


29: Fact Sheet: News About the War Against Terror

President Bush has been successful in bringing multilateral organizations from every region of the globe into the war against terrorism. The Organization of American States, the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0211/S00116.htm


30: 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

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