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

1: 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, ...

2: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

Go to Google , type "ROTK Trailer" into the box and click the "I am feeling lucky" button.

3: The New Write

Official Newsletter of the New Zealand Young Nationals

4: Microsoft To Windows Users: Apply Security Patch

New Zealand Businesses and Home Consumers Should Download MS-03-026 from Microsoft Web Site Today

5: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program

Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material. Readers ...

6: Survey Photo-Essay: Do We Want U.S Warships in NZ?

Should U.S. Warships be allowed into New Zealand’s waters? A top-ranking U.S. Government official said yesterday that New Zealand's anti-nuke law is an artefact, and that it hampers the USA's push to fight what it perceives as the bad guys. Have your say, ...


Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

8: The Past Is Present: Watergate, Vietnam & Iraq

A few years ago, while visiting Bellingham -- one of the few times I'd been back to that Northwest town in decades -- I walked out of a downtown drugstore, happened to look across the street, and suddenly started shaking and sobbing.

9: Libya: Imminent deportation of Eritrean deserters

Amnesty International is seriously concerned about reported plans by the Libyan authorities to forcibly return seven Eritrean detainees to Eritrea in the coming days, apparently at the request of the Eritrean government which has close relations with Libya.

10: Air New Zealand Takes Express Spirit Trans-Tasman

Air New Zealand today becomes the first airline to introduce everyday, low-cost travel across the Tasman - cutting its lead-in Auckland-Sydney fare by 45% with an average reduction of 20% across the full range of lead-in fares including Business class.

11: Annan hopes nightmare is over for Liberians

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the decision of Liberian President Charles Taylor to resign office, hoping that it marked the beginning of the end of the "long nightmare" of the people of the war-torn West African ...

12: Sludge Report #154 – Bigger Than Watergate!

In This Edition: Bigger Than Watergate! - How To Rig An Election In The United States - Fantasy vs Reality - How We Discovered The Backdoor - Evidence Of Motive - Evidence Of Opportunity - Evidence Of Method - Evidence Of Prior Conduct - Consistent Unexplained ...

13: Questions for Oral Answer - 12 August 2003

1. Hon MATT ROBSON to the Minister for Economic Development: What steps has the coalition Government taken to develop a set of economic indicators that will objectively measure economic development and New Zealand's growth?

14: Appointment Of CEO Of Justice Ministry

The State Services Commissioner, Michael Wintringham, today announced the appointment of Belinda Clark to the position of Chief Executive of the Ministry of Justice and Secretary for Justice.

15: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here! brings you this exclusive first look at THE RETURN OF THE KING! This file was sent to us by person or persons unknown, it shows 1:35 minutes in GLORIOUS quicktime a TON of shots from ROTK. Sam and Frodo in Moria, Pippin and Merry, Gandalf ...

16: UQ Wire: White House Obstructs 9/11 Investigation

White House Obstructs 9/11 Investigation - Interview with David Potorti, cofounder of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, conducted by Scott Harris

17: ROTK Trailer Description?

So we all know that the ROTK trailer is not out, nor will it be out for a little while...or will it? Check out this email from Ringer Spy Mr. Sieve. Mr. Sieve was at a convention in Chicago over the weekend and stumbled across a booth with the ...

18: Kidd Millennium Cartoon & Comment: Road to Baghdad

With the recent passing of Bob Hope, fond memories of the "road" flicks that made Hope and Bing Crosby household names are apt to seep back into our collective nostalgic psyches. From 1940 to 1962, this raucous comedy team was stereotypically ...

19: Don't Blame Court When There Are No Volunteers

ACT New Zealand Sport Spokesman Stephen Franks today labelled event manager Astrid Anderson's conviction this week as a tragedy.

20: Bev Harris: The Election Center and R. Doug Lewis

Everyone wonders why, when it costs only about $15 to have the touch screens print out paper ballots that voters can verify, that can be kept in a ballot box for use if needed as evidence and an audit trail, the Election Center quietly passed around ...

21: Tvnz Tokenism Belittles Maori Says Peters

New Zealand First has described the appointment of a Maori “programme policeman” by TVNZ as a gross insult to all New Zealanders and Maori in particular.

22: Terrorism Traders Take Huge Losses In Single Day

Des Moines, IA .--Hubert Willard, 67, former deacon of the Crestwood Baptist Church, lost his life savings last week in search of a jihad jackpot on the Defense Department's short-lived and much-maligned Terrorism Futures Market.

23: Former VP Al Gore Remarks to At NYU

Former Vice President Al Gore Remarks to New York University August 7, 2003 From:

24: Dr Cindy Kiro appointed Commissioner for Children

Dr Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro has been appointed New Zealand’s fourth Commissioner for Children, Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey announced today.

25: Real Deal: 20 Questions On "Where Is The Money?"

''When the government pays your expenses, then your gross is your net.'' -- Philadelphia Mafia Leader

26: Sacked TV2 Host to take legal action

Jonathan Marshall (18) the host of TV2's Queer Nation who was dismissed from independent production company Livingstone Productions has today filed papers with the Employment Relations Authority over his sacking from the award winning television program.

27: Israel Defies US & Diverts Attention to Hizbullah

Israel Freezes ‘Roadmap’, Defies US and Diverts Attention to Hizbullah Sending US Envoys Now and Then Is Insufficient: Yasser Abed Rabbo

28: U.S. Scientist Discovers Telekinesis Equation

Murdock, Florida USA, August 4, 2003 - Frequent travelers on the Information Superhighway are aware that it has its own "Twilight Zone" of sorts, and out there on one stretch are signposts directing the curious to the website of James A. Conrad.

29: Greens reject American arrogance

Green MP Keith Locke has rejected American claims that the nuclear issue is a relic of the Cold War.

30: Tasman Express' $250,000 Online Seat Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of its new Tasman Express fares, Air New Zealand has launched its biggest ever online promotion - offering 1,000 free one-way trans-Tasman seats to customers booking online during the first 11 days of the new Tasman Express fares.

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