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

1: Super Computer Weather: Hurricane Isabel

A deepening hurricane presently in the Carribean appears headed for the US mainland and could eventually make landfall anywhere from North Florida up to Massachusetts. The current NOAA medium range super computer forecast (see images below) however ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00109.htm


2: 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


3: Dimona Reactor… a Mystery Threatening Middle East

“The Israeli nuclear reactor of Dimona is vulnerable to meltdown, like the Russian reactor of Chernobyl two decades ago, which caused a humanitarian and ecological catastrophe. If Dimona melts down, it would affect an area 500 aerial kilometers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00228.htm


4: Eritrea: detention of prisoners of conscience

Eritrea: Continued detention of prisoners of conscience and new arrests of members of religious groups

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00233.htm


5: Cheney Says Pre-emption Needed to Thwart Terrorism

Vice President Dick Cheney says the United States, together with its allies, is confronting terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan "so that innocent civilians will not have to confront terrorist violence" anywhere in the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00222.htm


6: Cancer Society Applauds Progress

The Cancer Society is delighted with the progress of the Smokefree Environments Amendment Bill as it goes through its committee stages in Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0309/S00070.htm


7: Microsoft Security Bulletin Alert - MS03-039

We are contacting you today to ensure you are aware that we have released Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-039 over night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0309/S00041.htm


8: N. Carolina Eyewitness Reports Of Hurricane Isabel

It is raining sideways. The wind is gusting up to 50 mph. Most businesses and schools are closed today. All of this and we are in Raleigh, North Carolina about 200 miles west of the coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00174.htm


9: 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


10: Diebold Confirms U.S. Vote Count Vulnerabilities

Scoop has obtained internal mail messages from Diebold Election Systems which clearly and explicitly confirm security problems in the GEMS vote counting software that were highlighted in reports published on Scoop.co.nz and widely elsewhere in July.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00106.htm


11: 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


12: Stamps Return For The King

Anticipation of December’s world premier of the final The Lord of the Rings film is building with New Zealand Post today unveiling a series of stamps to celebrate the third movie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00177.htm


13: Chuckman Cartoon: Imagine

Imagine The Good $87 Billion Could Do - Cartoon by John Chuckman….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00172.htm


14: 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


15: A special plea from the parents of Coral Burrows

The parents of missing Featherston schoolgirl Coral Burrows are making an impassioned plea for public help in finding their six-year-old daughter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00094.htm


16: Arrest for murder of Coral Burrows

Wairarapa Police have early this morning arrested a man and charged him with the murder of six year old Featherston girl Coral Burrows.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00135.htm


17: Hard News 19/09/03 - Fried Day

Who'd be a Californian? Larry King's interview last night with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the man who would be Governor of the golden state, would have filled no sensible person with joy. Arnie, as you might expect, knew his lines well enough...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00175.htm


18: Richard S. Ehrlich: Landmine Torture Burmese Style

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Burma's military is killing people by forcing them to walk across minefields to reveal where explosives are buried, and Burmese rebels are buying U.S. landmines on the blackmarket, causing death and injury to soldiers and civilians, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00173.htm


19: Hurricane Eyewitness Report: Farewell Isabel

Isabel has left over 1 million people without power tonight in both North Carolina and Virginia. That is twice as many people as our most recent hurricane, Floyd. Isabel is continuing to the northwest with a little bit less power than she began with, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00177.htm


20: Scoop Image & Links: Hurricane Isabel's Landfall

http://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/0309/98867b7f2ffd731a3217.jpeg NASA MODIS IMAGE – CLICK IMAGE FOR BIG VERSION

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00176.htm


21: Liberia: Annan to close old UN office

In light of the impending establishment of a new United Nations mission in Liberia, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has decided to close an office that was set up in the war-torn West African country six years ago but whose efforts to bring peace, reconciliation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00239.htm


22: ‘Health Nazis’ Actually Saving Lives

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation, Heart Foundation and Cancer Society are extremely disappointed by United Future leader Peter Dunne’s comments in Parliament last night about tobacco control health workers. Mr Dunne called the workers ‘health Nazis’, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0309/S00137.htm


23: Coral’s body found in bush near Lake Onoke (Ferry)

Detective Inspector Rod Drew, head of Operation Reef, says Coral’s body was found about 9.15am in bush near Lake Onoke (Ferry), on Wairarapa’s south coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0309/S00139.htm


24: Upton-on-line: Special Trade & Environment Issue

A lengthy rumination about just what Europeans might (and then again might not) be on about when they raise environmental issues in the context of trade liberalisation; but first, some notes on the fall-out from France's summer heatwave.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0309/S00178.htm


25: Scoop Images: Dom's Stale Hobbit Photos Are Fake!

More than three weeks after Scoop first published a picture of, allegedly, the home of a Hobbit from the Lord of the Rings, and the day after we published aerial photos of the Waikato set the Dominion News Paper have run two highly dubious – and probably ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00081.htm


26: 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


27: New Telecom Xtra Jetstream Plans From $49.95/Month

Broadband will be more affordable with the launch on Monday of three new Telecom Xtra JetStream plans starting at a low monthly rental of just $49.95 ($11.53 a week).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00206.htm


28: Mother Jones article + response

Thank you to everyone who has already written in to Mother Jones Magazine (ISM Action Alert of Tuesday, September 16). Some, however, have indicated trouble accessing the original article and response via the links that we sent out. For those that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0309/S00214.htm


29: ACT Smacks Children's Commissioner

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today said that new Commissioner for Children Cindy Kiro's leap into the anti-smacking debate was showing Labour's ideology.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0309/S00458.htm


30: Sky To Launch Three New Channels

SKY Television has announced today that it will launch UKTV, The History Channel and Disney Channel before the end of the year on Start-up, SKY Digital's basic package.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0309/S00214.htm

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