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

1: Firas Al-Atraqchi: Iraq: Stay Out Of Our Homes

They just don't get it. Honestly, can there be a more culturally insensitive and brazen lot than the U.S. and U.K. forces in Iraq? The recent massacre of six British troops and subsequent wounding of eight more (three in critical condition) in a small ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00221.htm


2: Scoop Images: Clouds

Images taken from a Qantas 737 somewhere above Raglan Sunday 30th June 2003. CLICK FOR BIG VERSION CLICK FOR BIG VERSION CLICK FOR BIG VERSION

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00219.htm


3: Seven Months Before 9/11 Said Iraq Posed No Threat

CIA Intelligence Reports Seven Months Before 9/11 Said Iraq Posed No Threat To U.S., Containment Was Working By Jason Leopold

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00211.htm


4: Scoop Images: The Return Of The King Poster

This image is attributed to: http://www.lordoftherings.net Author: New Line Cinema http://www.newline.com

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00218.htm


5: TVNZ boss must end culture of cronyism

The National Party is congratulating broadcaster Bill Ralston on his appointment at TVNZ and urging him to put an end to the culture of cronyism that's come to light in the wake of Labour's charter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00564.htm


6: Contempt For The Tragic Death Of Marc-Vivien Foe

When the Ellis Park soccer disaster in which 43 Africans lost their lives was relegated to the sports pages, Africans dismissed the issue as mainstream ignorance as opposed to having any malicious intent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00185.htm


7: Daniel Patrick Welch: The Fire This Time

Kucinich may be the only guy who can win this election. Sounds far-fetched, right? What the Brits would call Loony Left delusional thinking. The U.S. press would just ignore the whole thing, naturally, until it's no longer possible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00217.htm


8: Holy Farce! WMD Castor Beans Seized by DoD

Stop the presses!!!! "The most promising find, yet, in the hunt for WMDs has been located", according to Meg Alexander of NBC's Oklahoma City affiliate, KFOR.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00212.htm


9: Clark's UN principles vaporise after insults

The Labour Government's much talked about 'principles' on the war in Iraq appear to have vaporised in the rush to make amends for the insults traded with our friends and allies, according to National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00558.htm


10: Is this what Jim Anderton calls 'picking winners'?

The news that the New Zealand operation of EDS has posted a substantial loss of $53 million will have Ministry of Economic Development officials racing to look at the fine print of the deal the company signed with them, says National's Associate Commerce ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00561.htm


11: Stateside 2004 Election: Nietzsche-Al Disaster

Yesterday, a helpful bookshop assistant led me to the philosophy section in search of a book about butterflies. When I'd asked to be directed to the nature section, she'd thought I said Nietzsche.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00216.htm


12: Scoop Poem: Let Him Who Hath Understanding

EDITOR'S NOTE: Introducing new Scoop Columnist Kelly Bolton - Kelly Bolton is an Auckland writer who till fairly recently presented a long-running 15 minute international affairs commentary slot on 95 Bfm in Auckland on Mondays. Scoop welcomes him to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00220.htm


13: The Letter - 30th June 2003

Helen Clark’s announcement on Monday that Labour would legislate to extinguish any Maori claim to the foreshore and seabed was poll driven. Labour conducts regular opinion and focus group polling and this says there is growing public reaction against ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00555.htm


14: Top 10 Things In The Prostitution Bill Debate

1. "You gotta admit, Mr Baldock, it's a bit rich for us politicians to be telling hookers that their business is immoral."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00207.htm


15: Ordinary Kiwis Come Last With Labour

New Zealand First claims scarce Housing New Zealand resources (746 houses) are being allocated to refugees and recent immigrants while thousands of ordinary Kiwis wait in a never ending queue for the Government to address their housing needs. “While ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00552.htm


16: Styx Bridge Four-Lane Project Back on Track

The greater priority given to four-laning the Styx Bridge on Main North Road under Transit New Zealand’s revised 10-year plan is a victory for common sense and the community as a whole, says Waimakariri Member of Parliament Clayton Cosgrove.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00563.htm


17: Flatulence Tax must go says English

A National Government would scrap the so-called 'flatulence tax', says National Party Leader Bill English.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00562.htm


18: Indonesia: Jakarta Offensive In Aceh Drags On

JAKARTA (IPS/AT/Pacific Media Watch): Indonesia's armed forces might be winning the propaganda war in Aceh, thanks to "embedded" journalists, but activists warn that peace remains out of sight after more than a month of military operations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00421.htm


19: Independence For All On July 4

Every 4th of July, the USA celebrates the anniversary of its independence from British colonial rule while denying freedom to people around the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00180.htm


20: Howard's End: How To Have An Indoor Hangi

As winter sets in who can resist the wafting aroma of fresh baked bread or the anticipation of eating a casserole which is quietly bubbling away in the oven. But what about the smokey aroma and sensational taste of an indoor hangi without the hole. Maree ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00215.htm


21: Alexander lauds Chief District Court judge

United Future law and order spokesman Marc Alexander today praised Chief District Court Judge David Carruthers for his very commonsense approach to dealing with the causes of crime.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00553.htm


22: Opportunities for getting involved with local gov.

Individuals and communities will have more opportunity to have their say in their local city, district or regional councils when the Local Government Act 2002 comes into force tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00560.htm


23: Confiscation of Maori Property – Foreshore Seabed

TKM REJECT the Government’s threat to extinguish Maori Customary Title to the foreshore and seabed. TKM encourages all Maori and their allies to take direct action against the Government. The Government has willfully threatened to overrule the Court of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0306/S00184.htm


24: Cullen let purse strings go on Maori TV Service

The Government added to the woes of the Maori Television Service by approving more funding for the service against Treasury advice, says National Broadcasting Spokesperson Katherine Rich.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00550.htm


25: 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


26: All Blacks Beat France 31-23

The New Zealand All Blacks have beaten the French Rugby team 31-23 at Jade Stadium.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00213.htm


27: Reps. Criticize Indonesia's Use of U.S. Equipment

June 27, 2003 ‹ Members of both chambers of the U.S. Congress have called on the administration to work for an end to Indonesia's military assault on Aceh and a return to the negotiating table.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00419.htm


28: Muriel Newman MP: Missed Opportunities

Australia is our closest ally. While we may be fiercely competitive in sport, we share many similar goals. In areas of governance we view our neighbour as a large, successful nation that has achieved much that we can emulate.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00545.htm


29: Kiwi Super Yacht Smashes European Race Record

Alfa Romeo, the Kiwi built and crewed super maxi that won the 2002 Rolex Sydney to Hobart, has smashed the race record by more than two hours in one of Europe's leading yacht races to win the Rolex Giraglia Cup.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00139.htm


30: Journalist, Politician Jailed For Life For Treason

SUVA (FL/DP/FT/Pacific Media Watch): One of Fiji's most prominent journalists, Josefa Nata, and rebel politician Timoci Silatolu have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the High Court for their roles in the 2000 attempted coup , FijiLive reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00420.htm

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