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

1: Ahnuld, Lay, George Bush, Dick Cheney & Gray Davis

Arnold Schwarzenegger isn’t talking. The Hollywood action film star and California’s GOP gubernatorial candidate in the state’s recall election has been unusually silent about his plans for running the Golden State. He hasn’t yet offered up a solution ...

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: Exiled Burmese MP seeks NZ help

An exiled Burmese MP, Teddy Buri, arrived in New Zealand yesterday to seek this country’s support for pressure on the Burmese military regime to release democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi and restore democracy.

4: What Has Happened To The US Army In Iraq?

Recently there have been several reports of incidents in Iraq involving the killing of civilians by the US Army. There is no doubt that civilians are being killed in increasing numbers, and the matter of army involvement is apparently being investigated.

5: Schmoozing Toward An Australasian Pacific

Australian Prime Minister John Howard has won a major victory in his goal to Australianize the Pacific. Howard brokered agreement among Pacific Island leaders to make his man Greg Urwin into the next secretary-general of the Pacific Islands Forum.

6: Discussion Paper On Foreshore And Seabed Released

Te Ope Mana a Tai, a Steering Group led by Te Tau Ihu Iwi has released a discussion document on customary rights today to ensure that Iwi are well informed of the issues around the coastal marine environment.

7: NEWSFLASH: This Is Not A Drill - Blaster Worm Link

If computer virus's are like earthquakes… then this one is of a new variety that has the potential to flatten several city blocks. Window's NT, 2000 and XP user's (And - yes that means you at home as well as at work.... )have till Saturday to either ...

8: Thirty-Fourth Pacific Islands Forum Communique

1. The Thirty-Fourth Pacific Islands Forum was held in Auckland, New Zealand from 14-16 August 2003 and was attended by Heads of State and Governments of Australia, the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, ...

9: Turia warns Maori providers to expect attacks

Associate Maori Affairs Minister Tariana Turia today issued a warning to Maori service providers to brace themselves for an ‘open season’ of public criticism.

10: Richard Prebble’s The Letter

It’s very expensive – but some other government will pay! Labour believes the public does not care about telephone number Maori settlements as long as the public still has access to the beaches. ACT will look very closely at any proposals the government ...

11: 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 ...

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: Johnson's Baby Of The Year Finalists

Five finalists have been selected from the more than 6,500 entrants in this year's Johnson's Baby of the Year competition.

14: Paper Bank Statements become part of history

New Zealand banking has moved into a new era with ASB Bank developing the process and technology that allows online customers to stop their paper bank statements being mailed to them.

15: Dunne: Government should have been bolder

United Future today gave a luke-warm reception to the Government's foreshore and seabed proposal, with leader Peter Dunne saying it was a move in the right direction, but that much bolder steps now needed to be taken.

16: Just Say No To The Spread Of Forced Labour

Stop the spread of forced labour! Boycott Mamee Double Decker Food products - Mamee noodles and Mister Potato Chips.

17: A Patriot To A Nation Is A Traitor To Humanity

This is that time of year when graduations seem to follow on one another like waves breaking on a beach. Most are as quickly forgotten, along with the earnest and cliché-ridden speeches given by students and guest speakers. But if one listens between the lines ...

18: Labour Perpetuates Maori Misery

ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman today demanded to know how Labour could claim to be uplifting Maori, when it excludes them from the very initiatives that could help them escape the misery of entrenched, long-term welfare ...

19: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Powerless

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20: Harvey Wasserman: The Bogus Fossil-Nuke Blackout

This is the fourth---and worst---completely unnecessary major blackout of the Northeast in forty years, dating back to 1965.

21: Rodney Hide Fails Miserably

ACT New Zealand Finance Spokesman Rodney Hide said today that he was very disappointed to have failed so miserably and comprehensively to have boosted the ratings of Dr Brian Edwards' show `Edwards at Large' last Saturday night.

22: Ill-fated Paraguay President-elect Takes Office

President-elect Nicanor Duarte Frutos’ Colorado Party has already acquired a tattered image after searing corruption scandals blistered its last two presidencies.

23: Stateside with Rosalea: Election, election...

Jeesh! The lengths those East Coast folks will go to in order to be top of the news bulletins again. A power blackout! Some folks here are saying it happened because all the TV channels' OB vans plugged into the grid at the same time just to film ...

24: 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 ...

25: Foreshore And Seabed: Summary Of The Gov. Proposal

In June 2003 the Court of Appeal delivered its judgment in the Marlborough Sounds foreshore and seabed case. It decided that the Maori Land Court had jurisdiction to consider claims based on customary rights in the foreshore and seabed. If the ...

26: Labour Ducks Leadership Over Foreshore And Seabed

New Zealand First says the Government has shown political cowardice and created legal confusion by not vesting ownership of the foreshore and seabed with the Crown.

27: Hero in War and Peace

Sometimes a single sentence is enough to reveal a person’s mental world and intellectual profundity. Such a sentence was uttered by Shaul Mofaz, the Minister of Defense, some days ago during a visit to the Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip.

28: Saving Air NZ: Air NZ & Qantas - Good Or Bad?

Over the next week the airlines are to explain to the Commerce Commission why their merger will be a “good” and a miscellany of opponents will explain why it is a “bad”.

29: Labour can't avoid foreshore 'ownership'

The Government must say tomorrow it will legislate to confirm exclusive Crown title over the foreshore and seabed, says National Party Leader Bill English.


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