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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Return Of The King Trailer Is Here!

TheOneRing.net 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0307/S00126.htm


2: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm


3: Desperately Seeking The ROTK Trailer? Click Here

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00004.htm


4: Eco-Economy: Bruce Dyer - The Almighty Dollar?

The US dollar accounts for almost 70% of global currency reserves - the money that nations use to finance international trade and hold to protect their own currencies against financial speculators. Because it is so dominant any marked shift in its ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00223.htm


5: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00522.htm


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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00212.htm


7: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00064.htm


8: State Department Daily Briefing

State Department Deputy Spokesman Philip Reeker conducted the department's daily press briefing August 28. Following is the State Department transcript:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00380.htm


9: Top 10 Things Revealed During The Corngate Inquiry

1. Mark Prebble can stuff up royally even without the distraction of Christine Rankin's short skirts and low cut tops.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00228.htm


10: Ex-Im Bank Approves $500m Support for Iraqi Bank

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has approved a $500 million export insurance program to cover transactions with the new Trade Bank of Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00381.htm


11: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


12: Chuckman Cartoon: Nixon Gives Bush The Thumbs Up

"He says I'm doing a fine job" – Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00221.htm


13: Commission info pack for Cancún: WTO Farm Talks

Today, the European Commission presented an agriculture information pack for the upcoming WTO Ministerial meeting in Cancún, Mexico from 10 to 14 September 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00378.htm


14: U.S: Iran Must Satisfy IAEA's Nuclear Concerns

The United States says no country should engage in nuclear cooperation with Iran until Iran has fully answered the questions of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about its nuclear programs and fully addressed the concerns of the international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00383.htm


15: U.S. Admits Wider UN Role in Iraq Being Explored

The United States is exploring with its colleagues in the United Nations Security Council the possibility of introducing a new U.N. resolution on Iraq, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told representatives of U.S. regional news syndicates ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00379.htm


16: Hard News 29/08/03 - Feeling Parekura's Pain

I feel sorry for Parekura Horomia, whose absence from the house was so prominently noted the week. He has apparently had treatment to relieve fluid retention, dropped five stone in weeks, and suffered a consequent attack of the gout ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00226.htm


17: UN Radio: Sergio Vieira De Mello Buried in Geneva

UN Radio special report: Iran to start negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency on adopting an additional protocol for UN nuclear inspections

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00376.htm


18: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0308/S00066.htm


19: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


20: Six parties exchange views in frank atmosphere

Delegates attending the Beijing six party talks on the Korean nuclear issue exchanged views in a frank atmosphere on Thursday Aug. 28, according to China's Foreign Ministry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00385.htm


21: U.S. Sentences Colombian Drug Lord to 30 Years

Washington -- A federal judge in Miami, Florida, has sentenced Colombian drug lord Fabio Ochoa to more than 30 years (365 months) in prison on drug conspiracy and money-laundering charges, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00382.htm


22: Keep Criminal Law for Criminals

The Astrid Andersen case shows we must restore criminal law to its proper sphere - controlling and punishing criminals, not well meaning people who make an unfortunate mistake, ACT New Zealand Sport and Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0308/S00585.htm


23: SOL: Tony Blair's Evidence At The Hutton Inquiry

The main witness today at the Inquiry was The Prime Minister, Tony Blair. Mr. Blair is only the second serving Prime Minister to give evidence at a judicial inquiry. Mr. Blair’s appearance has sparked much interest with a queue of many hundreds of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00224.htm


24: Lynn Landes: Internet Voting - End of Democracy?

Despite inherent and increasingly blatant security risks, Internet voting companies are steadily gaining control over the U.S. electoral system and American civic life. The risk to democracy is very real.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00222.htm


25: 6 Nations Agree to Tackle Nuke Issue Peacefully

BEIJING - The six nations taking part in talks to resolve the North Korean nuclear row agreed Friday (Aug. 29) to pursue a step-by-step, parallel solution to the standoff and decided to hold a second round of talks without fixing a time or place.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00384.htm


26: INVESTIGATION: Sept 11th - Unanswered Questions

Within a few months, the events of Sept. 11th, 2001 became but an echo of the events that followed. War in Afghanistan, anthrax, unprecedented powers of detention: the public mind moves from one shock to another, appearing to accept the government’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0202/S00079.htm


27: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


28: Story Of The Week: The Fight On The Beaches (2)

STORY OF THE WEEK: THE FIGHT ON THE BEACHES (Part 2) For the week ending Friday, 29 August 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00225.htm


29: White House Press Gaggle by Claire Buchan

MS. BUCHAN: Good afternoon, everyone. The President had his usual briefings today. He's been working out on the ranch since then. And I will take your questions, and if someone will remind me at the end, I have your week ahead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0308/S00377.htm


30: John Chuckman: A George Will Follies Review

I used to read George Will occasionally just to see how strange words bent to political purpose could become. No political commentator in America is better able to use large words to say something at times indescribably odd.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0308/S00220.htm

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