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

1 & 3: Top NZ Photographer Gets The Ultimate Billing

Acclaimed New Zealand landscape photographer Andris Apse has achieved the ultimate exhibition space - on the side of an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00197.htm


2: Sarid: Army Uses Illicit Weapons Against Palestine

GAZA - - Former Israeli Minister of Education and current Knesset member, Yossi Sarid, warned Tuesday of publishing confidential information on the missiles used by Israeli warplanes while perpetrating extrajudicial executions of Palestinian resistance activists ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00176.htm


4: Images: Admark’s Middle-Earth Challenge!

Admark’s partnership with Air New Zealand continues with the newly-themed Lord of the Rings Boeing 747-400, designed to commemorate the release of the third and final instalment of the trilogy – The Return of the King.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00221.htm


5: Annan launches UN humanitarian appeal for $3bil

Declaring “no one should die because they lack food and medicine that are available in surplus elsewhere,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan today launched the 2004 annual Consolidated Appeal on behalf of United Nations humanitarian agencies, calling for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00174.htm


6: Indymedia Images: Bush Protests In London

The following is a snapshot of Indymedia coverage of the second day of protests in London against U.S. President George Bush's state visit to the United Kingdom.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00158.htm


7: Uncovered - JRR Tolkiens Real Middle Earth

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND, 19th November 2003 - Discovermiddleearth.com launches this week with a unique calendar featuring photography on Tolkiens Trail in Birmingham, England, unveiling the locations that inspired JRR Tolkiens Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00105.htm


8: 30 UN staff withdrawn from Afghan border

The United Nations refugee agency announced today that it was temporarily suspending assistance to Afghan returnees from Pakistan, withdrawing 30 international staff from the border area and closing reception centres in four provinces following the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00173.htm


9: Interview Of Bush by Sir David Frost of BBCTV

Q Mr. President, a lot of people say this might be your first trip to London. But it's not.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00168.htm


10: Questions & Answers For Oral Answer Wednesday

1. NANAIA MAHUTA (Labour—Tainui) to the Minister of Education: What steps is he taking to lift student achievement through improved teacher development?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00405.htm


11: EU Tells Israel To Dismantle Apartheid Wall

The European Union has vehemently condemned Israel’s unilateral separation wall, which it is building on occupied Palestinian land.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00177.htm


12: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 20 November

1. HEATHER ROY to the Associate Minister of Health: Does she stand by her claim in the British Medical Journal that "Conventional Western medicine has been unable to close the disparities in mortality and health revealed in official statistics." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00417.htm


13: Bush's UK Speech Will Outline Pillars for Peace

A senior administration official briefed reporters on Air Force One November 18 as they accompanied President Bush on a royal state visit to Great Britain at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00167.htm


14: Unpopular War: Americans Turn Against Bush

For the first time since the US began its war to conquer Iraq and turn its oil resources over to US corporations, a majority of US voters disapprove of the way US President George Bush is handling the situation in Iraq according to the latest USA Today/CNN/Gallup ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00155.htm


15: Public Address 20/11/03 - Just Thursday

Unacceptable uses of technology department: if you have a modern, RDS-enabled car radio, the ZM Network can - and does - force it to retune to ZM whenever the station broadcasts a traffic update. Yes, they have ways of making you listen ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00159.htm


16: New Zealand Can Do Better - Deborah Coddington

Address to the Importers - Institute Annual Conference, Heritage Hotel, Auckland, 20 November 2003

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00422.htm


17: Bush Discusses Iraq Policy at Whitehall

Europe's peaceful unity is one of the great achievements of the last half-century. And because European countries now resolve differences through negotiation and consensus, there's sometimes an assumption that the entire world functions in the same way. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00182.htm


18: Photo-Essay: Queen Polishes The Silver For Bush

Arriving in London for a State Visit to the United Kingdom, President George W. Bush is greeted by Prince Charles at London Heathrow Airport Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003. This State Visit is the first time an American President has visited as a guest of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00183.htm


19: Indymedia UK: First Full Day Of Bush Protests

Wednesday was billed as a day of civil disobedience and direct action throughout the country. In London, amidst the massive security operation, people took to the streets with events and actions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00157.htm


20: Ivan Eland: Which Way Is Iraq Turning?

As Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top U.S. general in Iraq, unleashed a more aggressive plan to pulverize the intensifying insurgency, he declared that the war was at a turning point and was breaking America’s way.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00156.htm


21: Lies Propaganda & Media Distortion in Iraq

Since September 11 2001 the propaganda machine in the US (and UK) has been cranked up to levels not seen outside the 1939-45 war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00150.htm


22: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now

I had the unique opportunity to interview five US military servicemen who just got back from Iraq, or in the case of two men, corresponded with their wives so that I could ask questions of these soldiers by mail.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00105.htm


23: Breast cancer screening buses lie idle

The six mobile breast-screening buses are lying idle when they could be saving more lives, says National's Health spokeswoman Dr Lynda Scott.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00421.htm


24: U.S. to Reorganize Forces in Korea Around Two Hubs

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld shakes hands with South Korean Minister of National Defense Cho during the Security Consultative Meeting at the War Museum in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 17. The visit was part of the secretary's week-long visit ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00170.htm


25: Shirley To Stand In Tamaki

At a public meeting in the Selwyn College Auditorium, Kohimaramara last night, ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley was announced as the ACT candidate for the Tamaki electorate challenging Clem Simich for the seat at the next election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00413.htm


26: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm


27: Feb 2003 Santa Barbara DA PR On Michael Jackson

The purpose of this press release is to balance the widespread public interest in the position of the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office relative to the recent BBC program on Michael Jackson with the operational needs of this office to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00185.htm


28: The Column November 19th

The column looks at the Government's mis-management of taxpayers' money, and the lack of control mechanisms that Labour has in place to ensure that public money is spent as it should be...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00407.htm


29: Emirates' services to please NZ cargo customers

New Zealand customers dealing with time-sensitive cargo are in for a treat once Emirates SkyCargo begins its services with the brand new Airbus A340-500s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0311/S00242.htm


30: Scoop Reader Opinion: I've Been Reading...

I’ve read Richard Prebble’s latest Association of Consumers and Taxpayers ‘Letter’ and it’s good to see he’s taking creative writing classes while he’s spending time in America. Let’s look at a few choice morsels from Preb’s ‘Letter’:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00152.htm

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