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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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

1: Caption's Wanted: AWOL George Returns To Service

U.S. President George Bush will tonight mark what is being billed as the end of the War in Iraq with a speech delivered aboard an aircraft carrier.

2: Three-yearly cervical screening reduces cancer

New Zealand evidence shows that population based cervical screening is beneficial for the people it is targeted at, National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) clinical leader Dr Hazel Lewis said today.

3: Scoop Mystery: Inventing Private Lynch? Or Not…

Another day another inexplicable event on the world wide weirdness. This time we have the odd case of the prescient registration of an Internet Domain Name.

4: The Mirage Of Iraq's Weapons Of Mass Destruction

In late August 2002, I listened with trepidation to President Bush's burgeoning false allegations about Iraq's nuclear military capability.

5: Deck of Cards Helps Identify Regime's Most Wanted

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2003 – Coalition forces in Iraq are using a specially created deck of 55 playing cards to identify the "most wanted" members of Saddam Hussein's regime.

6: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

7: Unemployable?

There's one reason ­ among many perhaps ­ why Rodney Hide (the ACT MP) and Katherine Rich (from National) don't have a job with Mana, and are unlikely to land one. It's to do with getting things right.

8: Mapping the Real Deal: The American Tapeworm

By managing it’s hosts desire, a tapeworm manipulates its host to set aside self-interest and please its parasite. And so the tapeworm proceeds to consume its host’s energy and health, with the host doing most of the work.

9: 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, ...

10: Trade Marks/Domain Names Beware of the Distinction

Being forced to pay nearly $1 million to buy back the domain name from a US company, highlights the dilemma faced by organisations such as Government trade and tourism agency, The New Zealand Way, according to Intellectual Property ...

11: Possum Bourne update - Tuesday

Medical staff at Dunedin General Hospital remain comfortable that Possum Bourne's condition is where they would expect it to be at this stage of his treatment.

12: Annan 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli raid in Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan voiced deep concern over Israel's military incursions today in Gaza, stressing that they violated international humanitarian law and contradicted the international community's latest efforts to solve the Middle ...

13: Scoop Interactive: Heads Of Domination Captions

"Throughout the 20th century, small groups of men seized control of great nations, built armies and arsenals, and set out to dominate the weak and intimidate the world. In each case, their ambitions of cruelty and murder had no limit. Now, in this century, ...

14: All News Is Lies: A Falling-Out Among Thieves?

In the middle of the war in Iraq, the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, did an extraordinary thing. He left Washington for a week to undertake a trip to Turkey, to Nato HQ in Brussels and…to Serbia. Can Belgrade really be on a strategic par with ...

15: 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 ...

16: Ash Pulcifer: The U.S. Should Not Rule By Force

The vision espoused by the Bush administration and other American elites is one in which the United States plays the role of the "indispensable nation," needed by the global community to preserve world order.

17: Images: Playing Card Deck Shows Way To Regime Cha

In the wake of the U.S.'s "pre-emptive" destruction of Iraq, her people, and her culture, the Trade Regulation Organization is issuing a "55 most wanted" playing-card deck ( similar to the one that the Pentagon issued two weeks ...

18: Hard News 03/05/03 - Rock 'n' roll etc

The annual New Zealand Music Awards has had its share of bum notes over the years. Deep down it was your Dad's awards ceremony and it was usually at its most awkward when they tried to package it for television...

19: Howard's End: Here’s A QUERTY Idea For You

Who knows why the keys on a computor key board are still laid out in the QWERTY arrangement? It's always been that way but does it make sense when leveryone uses a computer that can respond to keystrokes at a rate faster than any human could ever ...

20: 15 killed - and not by an uncontrolled militia

When the most mainstream man of Israel, newsreader Chaim Yavin, asks whether our army is perhaps exaggerating its use of violence - then it means that probably more people are starting to see through Sharon's way of "fighting terrorism" ...

21: Advance tickets to X Men 2 and The Matrix Reloaded

New Zealand cinema goers have rare opportunity to purchase advance tickets to X Men 2 and The Matrix Reloaded.

22: Naked in Nuhaka: Enter the Matrix

ONE OF THE SADDEST stories that came out of the Bali Bombing involved Sonic the Hedgehog. An article in the Sun-Herald last year reported how one of the victims of the terrible tragedy had a unique tattoo (1):

23: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

United Nations: Israel Has Violated International Law - NZ Music Awards: Hard News Was There! - Iraqi Nuclear Scientist On The Search For Iraqi Nukes - Caption Competition: The Mother Of All Photo Opportunities - TranzRail Says Declares It Is NOT A Basket ...

24: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

25: Pope Sketches Profile of Ideal Political Ruler

John Paul II sketched the profile of an ideal political ruler as presented in the Bible, underlining that his action should be governed by "moral integrity" and "commitment against injustice."

26: Press Gaggle En Route Naval Air Station North Isl.

Press Gaggle by Ari Fleischer Aboard Air Force One En Route Naval Air Station North Island

27: Photo-Essay 3: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

28: Tranz Railwinner Of The Roger Award

For The Worst Transnational Corporation In New Zealand In 2002 Novartis: Special Spin Award; Carter Holt Harvey: Continuity Award: The Government: Collaboration Award

29: Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Ended

President Bush Announces Combat Operations in Iraq Have Ended Remarks by the President from the USS Abraham Lincoln At Sea Off the Coast of San Diego, California

30: Mapping the Real Deal: The Solari Solution

Holding the federal government accountable to obey the law and to obey the most basic principles of fiduciary management and Judeo-Christian stewardship sounds like a better plan to me than cutbacks, issuing IOUs and selling our drinking water and ...

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