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

1: UQ Wire: Failure to Provide Answers Fuels Stories

A Letter to the Wall Street Journal. ''I fear you buried your lead. The reason citizens develop theories is because those with the responsibility, authority and resources to provide answers fail to do their job. ''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00038.htm


2: Top 10 Other Things TVNZ Should Apologise For

1. Not declaring its spending on TV1 News as a donation to the Labour Party in its annual financial statements. 2. Three words: Kim Hill Sung.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00031.htm


3: Zaoui victim of mental torture, says Locke

Green MP Keith Locke is accusing the Government of being responsible for the mental torture of Algerian asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui and is demanding that he be immediately moved out of Paremoremo Prison.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00086.htm


4: Link Between Misinformation and Misconception

A new study based on a series of seven nationwide polls conducted from January through September of this year reveals that before and after the Iraq war, a majority of Americans have had significant misperceptions and these are highly related to support ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00040.htm


5: Jamaica: the killing of the Braeton Seven

One year after the Coroner's Court verdict on the police killing of seven young men in Braeton -- on 14 March 2001-- the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has yet to announce a decision on whether the officers involved are to be charged ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00032.htm


6: Afghanistan: UN refugee agency deplores attacks

Responding to a spate of attacks on relief personnel in Afghanistan, the United Nations refugee agency today condemned the trend while vowing to continue its work on behalf of the country's beleaguered people.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00035.htm


7: Journalist Raps NZ Travel Journalism With A Whine

New Zealand mainstream media coverage of Pacific issues is often little better than travel writing, says Agence France-Presse correspondent Michael Field.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00031.htm


8: Dunne: Why are we (still) waiting?

Ohariu-Belmont MP and United Future leader, Peter Dunne, says the weekend’s weather disaster on the Kapiti coast has exposed the faulty thinking behind the continued delays in getting the Transmission Gully route out of Wellington started.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00084.htm


9: Meditations (Politics): "As California Goes..."

Viewed from Michigan, my home state where I’m visiting family, the California recall election looks both silly and significant. ''Crazy Californians'' will indicate on Tuesday whether America has hit bottom, or the world will have to suffer through ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00041.htm


10: Scoop Link: GM Crops flunk the test

UNITED KINGDOM/London - The debate on Genetically Modified (GM) crops is often a polarised one with environmentalists and the majority of sceptical consumers against the crops and powerful corporate interests attempting to steamroller all opposition. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0310/S00009.htm


11: IDF Action in Syria

The IDF carried out an air attack in Syrian territory last night, against a training base used by terrorist organizations, including the Islamic Jihad. Yesterday, Oct. 4, a vicious terroist attack took place at Maxim Caf? in Haifa, in which 19 Israelis ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00038.htm


12: 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


13: Stateside with Rosalea: Arianna of Troy

One is tempted to ask if that is a horse's arse one sees entering the gates of Sacramento, doing its business and then skipping gaily off across the horizon. Yes folks, hilarious Arianna Huffington withdrew from the California recall election this week, citing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00033.htm


14: Philippines: Children on death row

Philippine and international law are clear: child offenders cannot be sentenced to death or executed, Amnesty International said today, launching its latest report "Philippines: Something hanging over me: child offenders under sentence of death".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00033.htm


15: SRA: Nationalise Defence, Internationalise Oil

The communiqué of the G7 meeting concluded over the weekend of September 20 and 21 was a masterpiece of the obvious. ''Exchange rates should reflect market fundamentals'' was the tired and hackneyed phrase used, followed by the implicitly contradictory ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00039.htm


16: Israeli Air Strike on Syrian Territory Deplored

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today strongly deplored the Israeli air strike on Syrian territory, warning that it could inflame violence in the troubled region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00036.htm


17: UN report highlights concerns about NZ Children

A United Nations report released this weekend highlights substantial and wide-ranging concerns about New Zealand children and young people.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00023.htm


18: Straw: Report shows Iraqi action 'justified'

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said that the Iraq Survey Group (ISG) interim report provides "further conclusive and incontrovertible evidence" that the Iraqi regime was in breach of United Nations Resolution 1441.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0310/S00034.htm


19: Transmission Gully - Now

ACT New Zealand Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today called on the Government to prioritise approval of the Transmission Gully route, after the weekend's atrocious weather highlighted just how vulnerable State Highway One is to natural disaster.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00085.htm


20: 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


21: Young Generations Increasingly Society’s Worriers

Young New Zealanders between the ages of 18 and 34 are increasingly society’s biggest worriers, particularly about money, but also about time, family and work. The September TOWER/NFO Survey on ‘What Worries New Zealanders’ reveals more than half are particularly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00050.htm


22: Rush Limbaugh May Teach Conservatives A Lesson

The reaction to the drug problem - and drug felonies - recently alleged against Rush Limbaugh highlight sharply the differences between conservative morality and liberal/progressive morality.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00037.htm


23: Electricity Lines Charges Excessive

Waihi Gold Mining Ltd has laid a complaint with the Commerce Commission regarding excessive electricity lines charges by Powerco. David Ingle, General Manager of the Waihi mine said that Powerco and its predecessor companies PowerNZ and United Networks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00043.htm


24: Treaty Conference 2003 Tamaki Makaurau, Oct 2-4

The 15th Annual National Gathering of Pakeha and Tauiwi (non-Maori) Treaty Workers urges the Government not to introduce legislation based on its current proposals for the foreshore and seabed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00021.htm


25: Kalafi Moala Wins Media Freedom Award

Kalafi Moala won the Media Freedom Award for the second year in a row at the Pacific Media Awards last night. The Taimi ‘o Tonga publisher and the rest of the newspaper’s staff were awarded the prize in Auckland for their struggle for media freedom in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00034.htm


26: Greens draw up their own anti-smacking bill

The Greens are designing a bill that will stop parents physically punishing their children, in line with United Nations demands.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00087.htm


27: Martin LeFevre: Plunderers, Barbarians, or Tyrants

The Bush Administration and their media hacks are being hoisted on their own petard this week over a revenge leak. But the award for ballsy duplicity goes to Thomas L. Friedman, the influential columnist for the New York Times and chief apologist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00028.htm


28: ACT's The Letter - Monday, 6 October 2003

On Saturday, ACT dismantled the intellectual and moral basis of Labour’s foreshore proposals. ACT held a dialogue with all NZ and some of the leading authorities to produce a positive solution.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00090.htm


29: Why a Falling Birthrate?

New Zealand First is seeking a Select Committee inquiry into New Zealand working women’s experiences.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0310/S00097.htm


30: Public Address 03/10/03 - Pure New Zealand

Earlier this week NZPundit's Gordon King bashed out an angry lament for New Zealand , wondering why we can't be more like Australia. If we don't go and beg to be a state of Australia, we will, apparently, wind up "tribal, corrupt and poor, just like all ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00029.htm

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