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

1: John Chuckman: The Doomsday Machine

It occurred to me to write a satire about Osama and the boys sitting around in the mountains somewhere holding a conference about the worst possible damage they could inflict on the United States and deciding that it would be whatever act got Bush ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00222.htm


2: 911 Victim Ellen Mariani Open Letter To The POTUS

This ''open letter'' is coming from my heart. I want you to know that I am neither a Republican nor a Democrat and that this is not an attempt to ''bash the Government''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00262.htm


3: 911 Victim’s Wife Files RICO Case Against GW Bush

Philip J. Berg, Esquire, announced today that he, attorney for Ellen Mariani, wife of Louis Neil Mariani, who died when United Air Lines flight 175 was flown into the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9-11 at a news conference regarding the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00261.htm


4: 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


5: Sludge Report #161 – A $64Bn Gorilla At The Fed

A $64Bn Dollar Gorilla At The Fed - What The Pointy Heads Are Saying About The Gorilla

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00217.htm


6: Pentagon Wants To Scrap Democracy In America

In the wake of the Iraq war, 18 Iraqis and 2 Jordanians introduced a class action law suit in a Brussels Court against General Franks, Commander of the US Armed Forces in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00225.htm


7: Scoop Images: The Nazgul Swoop Into Wellington

Two giant Nazgul riding winged Fell Beasts swooped into Courtenay Place on Sunday in preparation for the festivities surrounding the World premiere of Peter Jackson's Return Of The King, the third part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy next weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00187.htm


8: US Congress Does Israel's Bidding In The Mid East

On October 16 a Muslim leader, Mahathir Mohammed, delivered the keynote address before an all-Islamic Summit Conference in Malaysia. In his speech Mahathir called for Muslim unity.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00223.htm


9: UQ Wire: Mariani Vs Bush (Full Amended Complaint)

.... detailed Amended Complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on 11/26/03 in the case of Mariani vs. Bush et al that he is alleging President Bush and officials including, but not limited to Cheney, Ashcroft, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00224.htm


10: Chuckman Cartoons: The Brothers Bush

Two cartoons by John Chuckman…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00221.htm


11: 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


12: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Michael Jackson

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00213.htm


13: Public Address 28/11/03 - All You Need To Know

Steve in the area: the rumour that Apple Computer and Pixar chief Steve Jobs will be at next week's Return of the King premiere would seem to be bolstered by the fact that he's already on the right side of the Pacific Ocean...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00226.htm


14: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud

Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm


15: Post–Apec Address From PM Helen Clark

Thank you for the invitation once again to address the Chamber following my return from the APEC Leaders' Summit. Events over the past few weeks have enabled me to focus particularly closely on New Zealand's relationships with the Asia Pacific region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00572.htm


16: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

HOT LINK: Newsboy Gets Under Mike King's Skin (Link To MP3) - Trade Deficit Highest Since October 1989 - Govt Must Act On Gang - Hard News & More Is There! - Sludge: U.S. Gorilla Economy On A Diet - General Tommy Franks Voices The Unthinkable - Chuckman ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0311/S00227.htm


17: President Lula first to support arms trade treaty

Brazil's President Lula has stated his readiness to play a key role in pushing for an international treaty to control arms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00278.htm


18: Quest To Save Gollum This Weekend!

Distressed by rumours that he may die on Monday, Kotahi Ao are planning direct action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00175.htm


19: 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


20: Return Of The King World Red Carpet Premiere Live

SKY Television confirmed today that is will screen a LIVE 90 minute red carpet special from the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King world premiere in Wellington on Monday, December 1 from 5:30pm to 7pm on the SKY Movies channel.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00039.htm


21: Te Papa Display 8 Metre LOTRs Tower Of Barad-Dur

To mark the premiere of the third and final film in The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy, Te Papa will display the eight-metre-high, 6-metre-wide model of Sauron's Barad-Dur tower from Monday 1 December through to Wednesday 28 January 2004. Complete with ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0311/S00132.htm


22: 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


23: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa

In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces a world exclusive and a bold ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0210/S00234.htm


24: AUT Professor Wins International Award

AUT's Dr Kate Kearins has won an international award for a case study on cellular communications company Vodafone and its standing in the New Zealand market place.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0311/S00088.htm


25: European Commission To Place Doha Back On Track

EU- WTO: European Commission Proposes To Put Doha Round Of Trade Talks Back On Track

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00263.htm


26: HIV/AIDS deaths and new infections highest in 2003

In 2003 the HIV/AIDS pandemic took the highest number of lives and produced the highest number of new infections since surveillance of the disease started, according to a new global report from the Joint United Nations Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0311/S00264.htm


27: Influence, Not Power

It is good to be here today in beautiful Queenstown, in Gerry Eckhoff country, in the Scenic South for ACT's Southern Regional Conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00574.htm


28: 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


29: New Consul-General for Los Angeles

Career diplomat Rob Taylor is to be New Zealand’s new Consul-General in Los Angeles, Foreign Minister Phil Goff announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0311/S00576.htm


30: Weather Boffins From Around New Zealand Confer

A University of Canterbury geographer has been officially presented with the Meteorological Society's inaugural Kidson Medal for his work on Christchurch's air pollution.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0311/S00108.htm

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