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


1: Images: Flying Frodo Air

Air NZ's chief operating officer Andrew Miller launches Air NZ's bold worldwide promotion of Lord of the Rings - Unveiling a special Boeing 747-400 emblazoned with Frodo imagery. For more information see… Air NZ Unlocks The Secrets Of Middle Earth.... . Pics: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00113.htm


2: Scoop Graphic: It Makes You Think!

Graphic by bluebear

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00121.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: The Companies That Armed Iraq With WMDs

Hewlett Packard, Dupont, Honeywell and other major U.S. corporations, as well as governmental agencies including the Department of Defense and the nation’s nuclear labs, all illegally helped Iraq to build its biological, chemical and nuclear weapons ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00126.htm


5: UQ Wire: U.S. Balks At Iraqi Invasion

Over the last three months the world has successfully demonstrated that it can delay and obstruct U.S. plans to occupy the oil fields of Iraq and Saudi Arabia. This is both good news and bad news. Today's UN developments regarding Iraq's statement on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00127.htm


6: Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials

STOCKHOLM - Blaine Williams hasn't stopped grinning since he arrived in Sweden two weeks ago. Several times a day he'll approach a complete stranger, offer a handshake and a smile, introduce himself as a former CIA analyst from America, and proceed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00082.htm


7: Image & Link: Webcam LOTR Two Towers Premiere

Scoop Images & Link: Webcam For LOTR Two Towers Launch Click On Image To Link To Live Webcam

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00109.htm


8: Bush Nominates Himself to Chair 9/11 Investigation

George W. Bush has tapped Thomas Kean to chair the independent investigation into the attacks of September 11th. This nomination comes in the wake of the choice of Henry Kissinger for that post, and his sudden departure.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00125.htm


9: Scoop Archive: Images: Flying Frodo Air

Air NZ's chief operating officer Andrew Miller launches Air NZ's bold worldwide promotion of Lord of the Rings - Unveiling a special Boeing 747-400 emblazoned with Frodo imagery. For more information see... Air NZ Unlocks The Secrets Of Middle Earth.... . Pics: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/a1/8a/200212141707.21075897.html


10: Tube Talk: ‘Tis the Season to be Brain Dead’

If Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the Son of God, then Christmas television is proof that the Apocalypse is nigh.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00128.htm


11: Twin Towers Conquers NZ Box Office

The central film in the trilogy, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS, has broken New Zealand’s opening day record with a staggering $757,887. This record was previously held by THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING, which took $720,933 in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0212/S00110.htm


12: Raft Of ACC Claims Beaches At High Court

Scoop can reveal that the first of what looks set to become a raft of claims against ACC and current and former case managers is to be lodged in the High Court shortly claiming $300,000 in exemplary damages, $300,000 in general damages for distress, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00122.htm


13: New Zealand Domain Change Brings End Of Era

The Internet in New Zealand has matured since its beginnings in 1989 when NASA provided the first connection to the global Internet. "In many ways the Internet has changed beyond recognition over the last 13 years" said InternetNZ President Keith Davidson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0212/S00042.htm


14: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


15: "I Was Raped By The Agents Of Bush-Whacko"

Today, December 10, 2002 at approximately 1:00 pm EST, at my residence 1651 Goldston Carbonton Road, Goldston, NC, I noticed 2 then 3 then 4 cars enter my driveway. I went out to greet them and asked if I could help them with something.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00092.htm


16: The Story Behind The Damning Enron Videotape

The 1997 videotape that surfaced this week in which former Enron President Jeffrey Skilling jokes about the company using accounting sleight of hand so Enron could earn “a kazillion dollars” in earnings could prove to be more significant than the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00113.htm


17: Scoop Images: LOTR Street Party 2002 – Panorama

Scoop takes you virtually to yesterday’s street party in Wellington’s Courtenay Place for the Australasian Premiere of ”Lord of The Rings – The Two Towers” . Photos by David McLellan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00112.htm


18: Images: Lord Of The Rings Game Screenshots

Screenshots from the new Lord of the Rings video game. See… EA Ships The Lord Of The Rings, The Two Towers for more background.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00057.htm


19: Bain case referred to Court of Appeal

The Governor General has referred David Bain’s convictions for the murders of his family in 1994 for a full reconsideration by the Court of Appeal, Justice Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00525.htm


20: Scoop Links: Rape Accusations Against George Bush

Margie Schoedinger of Missouri City, Texas has filed a lawsuit against George W. Bush in Fort Bend County Court. In her suit she is alleging "race based harassment and individual sex crimes committed against her and her husband." The suit lists ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00085.htm


21: Scoop Images: Amazing New Two Towers Screen Shots

A selection of an astonishing new set of images published today by Scoop’s online content partner theonering.net - CLICK HERE FOR FULL SET OF IMAGES . See also the Scoop LOTR feature page

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0209/S00040.htm


22: Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The New American Way

Guilty until proven innocent. This is the new American way. And no evidence is necessary to order someone killed. Just the say-so of the man with the gun.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00115.htm


23: Dunne thanks English for a good laugh

United Future leader Peter Dunne today thanked National leader Bill English for giving him a good belly laugh at the end of a long tiring week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0212/S00502.htm


24: 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


25: Air NZ Unlocks The Secrets Of Middle Earth....

The Lord of the Rings fans can enjoy a birds eye view of some of the most famous locations in the movie trilogy thanks to the extensive flight network of Air New Zealand - “Airline to Middle-earth.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0212/S00112.htm


26: Scoop Images: LOTR Street Party 2002 – Crowd Shots

Scoop takes you virtually to yesterday’s street party in Wellington’s Courtenay Place for the Australasian Premiere of ”Lord of The Rings – The Two Towers” . Photos by David McLellan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00111.htm


27: Fact Sheet: U.S. Free Trade Agree. With Singapore

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a fact sheet December 16 covering the bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) recently signed by the United States and Singapore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0212/S00114.htm


28: New generation surf life savers supported by Xbox

A new sponsorship of Northern Region Junior Surf Life Saving will help support the recruitment and retention of young New Zealanders to the volunteer service.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0212/S00039.htm


29: Bernard Weiner: '02 Politics Summed Up For Dummies

This past year has been such a tumultuous, confusing one. I needed help in trying to make sense of it all. So back I went again to that publishing franchise for easy-to-understand assistance for dummies like me.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00119.htm


30: UQ Wire: Investment Espionage And The White House

There is growing evidence that the FBI and other government intelligence entities are more closely linked to the documented accumulation of pre-9/11 insider trading profits than was originally thought.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0207/S00119.htm

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