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1: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


2: Scoop Images: ROTK Stars Caught On Webcam (2)

Images caught on the fly off the http://www.r2.co.nz/ streaming web coverage of this afternoon's Lord of the Rings – Return of the King premiere parade. See also… Scoop Images: ROTK Stars Caught On Webcam (1)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00018.htm


3: Images: Final Photocall - LOTR Stars Depart NZ

A final photocall for The Lord of the Ring's stars as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00025.htm


4: Scoop Images: ROTK Stars Caught On Webcam (1)

Images caught on the fly off the http://www.r2.co.nz/ streaming web coverage of this afternoon's Lord of the Rings – Return of the King premiere parade. See also… Scoop Images: ROTK Stars Caught On Webcam (2)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00017.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: Israel Barrs Canadian Activist & Journalist

A Montreal-based solidarity activist and alternative journalist was barred from entering Israel this past Saturday. Stefan Christoff, who is a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and a media activist, attempted to cross into Israel from ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00010.htm


8: Viggo, Orlando, Sean take care with land purchases

Forest and Bird is urging Lord of the Rings stars to not pay excessive amounts for high country, lakeshore or coastal land. Stars, Orlando Bloom, Sean Austin and Viggo Mortensen have been reported as wanting to buy land in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00019.htm


9: 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


10: 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


11: 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


12: UQ Wire: 9/11 In Never-Neverland

Think you're already amazed, alarmed or appalled enough by the state of US journalism today? Chew on this a while and think again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00040.htm


13: Scoop Images: The Return Of The Ringers Party (1)

Scoop was delighted to accept an invitation from Theonering.net to the Return of The Ringers Party in Wellington last night. The following photo essay illustrates just a small part of what was a very very excellent party. See also Scoop Images: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00001.htm


14: Questions & Answers For Tuesday 2 December 2003

1. Refugees and Immigrants—Employment 2. Holiday Leave—Cost 3. Taxation—System Review 4. Health and Disability Commissioner—Patient Files, Tauranga 5. Tertiary Education—Capability 6. Exchange Rate—Government Options

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00044.htm


15: Heartland NZ Says 'Thanks' For Frodo Flyover

Among the many stories generated by Air New Zealand's decision to extend its Frodo celebration flypast on Monday comes one from Gisborne's Wainui Beach School that tugged at the heartstrings of the pilots flying the 747.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00028.htm


16: Scoop Images: Elves Rohan AllBlacks Jumbos &Liv

Elven guards, Rohan riders, AllBlacks captains, low flying Jumbos & Liv Tyler and Peter Jackson were among the sights snapped at the Embassy Theatre door by Scoop's David McLellan yesterday. The Embassy theatre was one of 11 screens showing the premiere ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00021.htm


17: Bald-Faced Lies About Black Box Voting Machines

Diebold voting machines are used in 37 states. The entire state of Ohio is considering dumping its old system to buy Diebold. Georgia already did. The Diebold files, supposedly secret voting machine files left on an unprotected web site for nearly six years ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00078.htm


18: Bob Fitrakis: The Year Democracy Ended

As the year ends, 2003 will be remembered by future historians as the year the pretense of democracy in the United States ended.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00038.htm


19: 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


20: 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


21: Was Bush Turkey Trip Aimed At Hillary Clinton?

The embedded corporate media is still crowing over the details of George W. Bush's Thanksgiving flight to Baghdad. The Shrub spinmeisters have branded it a "home run."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00035.htm


22: Public Address 03/12/03 - Lies And Desire

If I were to say what I really thought of New Zealand First's 'Whose Country Is It Anyway?' leaflet things might get unseemly. So let's just observe that Winston Peters is a coward and a bully and his party is the home of fear, failure and resentment...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00043.htm


23: 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


24: Michel Chossudovsky: The Bipartisan War Agenda

As we go to press, the borders of Syria are being threatened. The Bush administration has identified Syria as the next stage of "the road map to war".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00029.htm


25: Time to Ditch the Kiwi -- Richard Prebble

On Monday the Kiwi dollar hit 64 cents. The Kiwi started 2003 at 52 cents. Exporters are hurting. Manufacturers normally work on a profit margin of just 6 per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00056.htm


26: John Kaminski: Levels Of The Game

Did you know there's a war game played by Air Force types that posits a situation where the United States in the year 2017 conducts a preemptive first strike on China by using a next-generation space shuttle, which swoops down and annihilates strategic ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00023.htm


27: 2003 Roger Award Finalists Chosen

The finalists have been chosen for the 2003 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand. There are eight finalists, a record number - the previous highest figure was six.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00020.htm


28: Guest Opinion: A Coward Goes to Baghdad

Forget "The eagle has landed." On Thursday, the turkey landed - on many Americans dinner plates, and on the runway of the airport formerly known as Saddam Hussein International.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00025.htm


29: Scoop Images: Hobbiton Bridge

Scoop's Hobbit strikes yet again. Hobbiton bridge is revealed in all its glory….enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00122.htm


30: Scoop Images: ROTK Stars On Courtenay (2)

Images taken by Theonering.net's Demosthenes at today's red carpet premiere of the Lord of the Rings - The Return Of The King. The view from inside the media scrum. See also.. Scoop Images: ROTK Stars On Courtenay (1)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00019.htm


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