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

1: Bush: Total Victory Only Option in War on Terror

Remnants of the Saddam Hussein regime and other terrorists are working to undermine Iraq's move towards democratic government, but they will not succeed, President Bush told the 85th annual American Legion convention in St. Louis, Missouri, August 26.

2: W32.Welchia.Worm To Level 4 Threat

Symantec, the world leader in Internet security, today announced that it has upgraded the W32.Welchia.Worm from a Level 2 to a Level 4 threat. Symantec is receiving reports of severe disruptions on the internal networks of large enterprises caused by ICMP ...

3: Questions Answers for Oral Answer - Wednseday

1. Hon ROGER SOWRY (Deputy Leader—NZ National) to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet foreshore and seabed pamphlet that says that the Mâori Land Court would be able to consider fully the ...

4: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

5: Mars Closest To Earth In 73,000 Years

Summary: Never previously in modern human history has Mars been as bright or as close to Earth as tonight. Look for it in the night sky, as it will be easily recognized by its red tinge. As with all planets, its light will also stand out from the background ...

6: Burma New Leaders: Intel Chief Becomes PM

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Reeling from bomb blasts, U.S. sanctions and demands to free Aung San Suu Kyi from detention, Burma has suddenly changed its secretive leadership, promoting its crafty intelligence chief to become prime minister.

7: U.S. State Department Noon Briefing

Israel/Palestinians, Department, Mexico, Colombia, North Korea, Iran, Russia, India, Liberia, Libya, Iraq, Burma, Rwanda

8: Free trade lunacy fuels record deficit

The Green Party is challenging Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel to extend the tariff freeze, in the wake of the record July trade deficit announced today.

9: UQ Wire: NY Observer - Four 9/11 Moms Battle Bush

In mid-June, F.B.I. director Robert Mueller III and several senior agents in the bureau received a group of about 20 visitors in a briefing room of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C.

10: Colombia: Trade unionists under attack

The recent detention of around 42 social activists and human rights defenders in Saravena, department of Arauca, 28 of whom remain under arrest, appears to be part of an on-going coordinated campaign to undermine the work of trade unionists and ...

11: TSB Bank workers come in from the cold

"After twelve years in the employment wilderness the union group at TSB Bank has grown strong enough to initiate bargaining for a collective employment agreement," said Geraldine Molloy, National Organiser for the bank workers' union, Finsec.

12: South Auckland youth get more training ops

Employment and Social Development Minister Steve Maharey today announced a doubling from next year in the number of Gateway schools, giving students a head start into work.

13: 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 ...

14: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 28 August 20

Questions to Ministers 1. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Justice: Is he satisfied that the Sentencing Act 2002 and the Parole Act 2002 are working in the best interests of the victims of crime and the safety of the community as a whole?

15: Confidence data encouraging – Cullen

The latest National Bank Business Outlook showing a third consecutive increase in headline confidence and a rebound to net 26 per cent positive in the own activity indicator is reassuring, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

16: Why Should We Keep The GE Moratorium In Place?

Dr Robert Anderson, a NZ-based scientist writes: "For decades the genetic engineering (GE) biotechnology PR campaign has worked overtime to hoodwink ministers and public into believing that this technology offers bonanzas for New Zealand. It is a moral, ...

17: Govt In Full Retreat Over Fart Tax

ACT New Zealand Rural Affairs Spokesman Gerry Eckhoff today predicted that it would not be long before the Labour Government backed-down over the proposed Flatulence Tax, in light of Climate Change Convenor Pete Hodgson's behaviour in Parliament today.

18: Shell Urges Motorists to Fill Up at Current Prices

Shell New Zealand said today it was reluctantly raising petrol and diesel prices, as a result of international market movements, however, Shell is giving customers until 8pm tonight (Thursday) to fill up at prevailing prices.

19: UQ Wire: Why Faith And Government Don't Mix

Sometimes, what is obvious to some remains invisible to others. Why this is so usually involves matters of preconceived beliefs.


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21: Way forward on digital television outlined

The government is to invite industry to establish a group to plan for the roll-out of digital television in New Zealand, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Associate Minister of Communications David Cunliffe said today.

22: UN staff worldwide march in silent memorial

United Nations duty stations around the world organized silent marches today in memory of their colleagues and friends who were killed, and in solidarity with those who were injured, in the terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Baghdad last week.

23: 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 ...

24: Hard News 28/08/03 - Full Spectrum Coverage

Media coverage of the Corngate select committee inquiry continues to fascinate - and to offer the Opposition a priceless platform from which to embarrass the government. In Parliament yesterday National's Nick Smith yesterday tabled a December 2000 memo ...

25: Inside An E-Voting Whitewash Conference Call

''I don’t want the story saying the e-voting industry is in trouble and decided to hire a lobbying firm to take care of their problem for them.'' - ITAA's Harris Miller 22nd August 2003

26: Action Launch Hastings District Concil Chambers

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Malo Ni, Kia Orana, Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa Atu, Kia Ora and Good Evening everyone.

27: UN Radio: UN Staff March For Slain Colleagues

Special Report: UN Mission in Sierra Leone supports reconciliation and reconstruction efforts in Liberia - UN Envoy Alan Doss

28: Bev Harris: Secret Meeting - Democracy for Sale

On Friday Aug. 22, a meeting was held. David Allen, publisher of Black Box Voting attended this meeting, which was a private teleconference among voting industry insiders that was supposed to be secret. He obtained a transcript and a document.

29: Kyoto Rorts And Scams

The fart tax on pastoral farming and Labour's appropriation of forest-owners' carbon credits is just the start of the Government's Kyoto rorts, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley said today.

30: Streets Of London: Mark Parker Memorial Weekend

Mark Parker was a friend of mine. He was not a close friend. He was one of those people that you always were grateful to see propped up at the bar. He had a lovely friendly face and a ready laugh.

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