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

1: Israel’s Attack a ‘Crime’, ‘Terrorist Act’

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) condemned an Israeli missile strike against the political leader of the Islamic Hamas movement Abdul-Aziz Al-Rantisi Tuesday as a “terrorist” attack, as the US, UN, UK and Arab foreign ministers warned ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00158.htm


2: The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin - Sen Byrd

Remarks by U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd June 24, 2003 "The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin" Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00377.htm


3: Strike Against Senior Hamas Leader

The Hamas leadership has made a strategic decision to undermine the "Road Map," and ruin any chance of dialogue which may lead to a cease-fire and political negotations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00153.htm


4: Auckland Rugby Fans Prepare to salute the Captains

In the lead up to the Rugby World Cup ‘The Captains Dinner’, will see three former Captains and rugby greats - Mark Ella of Australia, Tiaan Strauss of South Africa and Sean Fitzpatrick of New Zealand – take to the stage with their personal World ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00115.htm


5: Prostitution Bill passes by one vote

Parliament last night passed law changes after MP’s used their conscience to vote 60-59 in favour of decriminalising prostitution.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00192.htm


6: Bush Troubled with Israeli Gunship Attacks

Before we begin our discussions I do want to say something on the Middle East. I am troubled by the recent Israeli helicopter gunship attacks. I regret the loss of innocent life. I'm concerned that the attacks will make it more difficult for the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00146.htm


7: Image: U.S. Military Checks Nuke Cake-Mixer

Greenpeace Image: U.S. Military Checks Nuke Cake-Mixer - June 2003 Al Tuwaitha, Iraq US military checks a yellow cake mixer returned by Greenpeace to the Tuwaitha nuclear facility. The device was found in an open public place in front of a bus stop. The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00376.htm


8: Dennis Hans: Lily Gilder Or Liar?

Here’s the problem with all the euphemisms mainstream commentators use in their strenuous efforts not to brand President George W. Bush a liar: He’s not entitled to a single one.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00193.htm


9: Clark strong arms MPs over prostitution law

National Party MP Judith Collins says there's mounting speculation over the involvement of Helen Clark in last night's narrow vote on prostitution law reform.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00488.htm


10: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 26 June 2003

1. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Did she say “Ownership of the foreshore and seabed has long been considered to lie with the Crown”; if so, does that remain her position today?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00492.htm


11: The aftermath of the Prostitution Reform Bill

United Future MP, Gordon Copeland, says the passage last night of the Prostitution Reform Bill will lead to an explosion in the exploitation of young Asian women.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00496.htm


12: Sludge #153 - Was Ashraf Pushed Or Did He Fall

Listener Political Editor Jane Clifton this afternoon on 95BFm essentially confirmed observations made by Judith Collins MP concerning Prime Ministerial pressure and influence over Ashraf Choudry MP – NZ's first Muslim MP – and Winnie Laban MP , a ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00199.htm


13: Maori Customary Rights & William The Conqueror

As the debate rages across the country over Maori customary use of the sea-bed and foreshore it is well to remember that the basis our land laws is a fiction which started over nine hundred years ago when William the Conqueror stood on a hill in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00197.htm


14: Carter Speech : 'We Are All New Zealanders'

I have just greeted you in only a few of the scores of languages that are spoken daily in New Zealand in 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00485.htm


15: Social Engineers - Economic Mismanagers!

New Zealand First has called on the Government to provide more economic leadership and to focus less on its politically correct social engineering agenda.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00486.htm


16: Powell Draws Outlines of "New Middle East"

Dead Sea, Jordan -- President Bush's vision for a prosperous, peaceful and democratic Middle East is optimistic and forward-looking and has the full commitment of his administration, Secretary of State Colin Powell says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00340.htm


17: Questions Of The Day Transcript - Wed. 25 June

1. Myanmar—Aung San Suu Kyi 2. Seabed and Foreshore—Crown Ownership 3. Immigration—Cost to Taxpayers 4. Justice, Associate Minister—Confidence 5. Hazardous Substances—Regulation 6. Genetic Modification—Sheep, PPL Therapeutics, Waikato 7. Seabed and Foreshore—Crown ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00478.htm


18: Jason Leopold: Wolfowitz Sought To Undermine Blix

Paul Wolfowitz, the deputy secretary of defense, was so eager to see the United States launch a preemptive strike against Iraq in early 2002, that he ordered the CIA to investigate the past work of Hans Blix, the chief United Nations weapons inspector, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00195.htm


19: Symantec Security Response -- W32.Sobig.C@mm

On May 31, 2003, Symantec Security Response upgraded the mass-mailing worm W32.Sobig.C@mm from a Category 2 to a Category 3 rating based on an increased number of submissions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00001.htm


20: NewsFlash: Prostitution Decriminalised By Parlt.

MP Tim Barnett’s Prostitution Reform Bill has passed by the thinnest possible margin, decriminalising soliciting, pimping and brothel keeping in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00190.htm


21: A Great Win For A Fair Society!

The 60-59 vote (with 1 abstention) for the Third Reading of the Prostitution Reform Bill finishes unfinished business.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00494.htm


22: Students applaud prostitution law reform

"User pays in education has unfortunately encouraged more students into sex work to support themselves through their studies," said Camilla Belich, National Women's Rights Officer for the New Zealand University Students' Association (NZUSA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00168.htm


23: Act Parliamentary Out-Of-Parliament Offices

This letter outlines for you, in your capacity as Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chair of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC), my decisions regarding recent requests that I conduct an inquiry into certain electorate and out-of-Parliament ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00487.htm


24: Iraqi Fighters "We Will Send Them Back The Bodies"

Somewhere in America, someone is itching to say "told you so". Elsewhere in the world, millions of people laugh, scoff, mock, and launch vitriol and hyperbole when discussing America's role in the world. All of a sudden, the so-called victory in Iraq, which ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00171.htm


25: One giant leap forward for New Zealand

Green MP Sue Bradford said today that New Zealand has made huge social progress with the passing of the Prostitution Law Reform Bill last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00483.htm


26: John Chuckman: Liberals Versus The Crypto-Nazis

The Real Clash Of Civilizations: Liberals Versus The Crypto-Nazis By John Chuckman June 24, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00181.htm


27: UN: help Palestinians, Syrians and Kurds in Iraq

The United Nations refugee agency is stepping up its relief efforts in Iraq on several fronts, ranging from finding housing for hundreds of evicted Palestinians and registering undocumented Syrian refugees to providing aid for returning Iraqi Kurds forced from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00369.htm


28: The Future of U.S.-UN Relations - Kim R. Holmes

Kim R. Holmes, Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs Remarks at the XXI German American Conference Berlin, Germany June 13, 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00388.htm


29: Security Response: W32.Bugbear.B@mm - SEVERE

W32.Bugbear.B@mm is a variant of W32.Bugbear@mm (originally discovered and named in the Sydney Symantec Security Response Centre in October 2002) and appears to be spreading quickly.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00021.htm


30: DoD News Briefing 24/6 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers

Q: Mr. Secretary, General Myers spoke of aggressive operations to put down opposition in Iraq, and he spoke of the raid last week upon the convoy. Has the United States authorized U.S. forces to move into Syria in hot pursuit of suspected former officials? ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00383.htm

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