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

1: Media Alert: 9/11 Widow Sues Bush, Cheney, et. al.

''TOMORROW'S 9/11 NEWSMAKERS TODAY'' at the National Press Club on Wednesday, December 10, 2003. Informal Press Conference at 7:00 P.M.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00058.htm


2: Martin LeFevre: What Will It Take To Defeat Bush?

The thought of another four years of the devil's right hand man as "leader of the free world" is too horrible to contemplate. But can Bush, and what he represents, be defeated?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00097.htm


3: Campaign To Appoint 9/11 Widow On 9/11 Commission

A mass email campaign has begun reaching out to tens of thousands of concerned citizens encouraging them to lobby Senator Daschle to appoint Kristen Breitweiser to take the place of departing Max Cleland, who will likely be confirmed at the Import-Export ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00060.htm


4: US Soldiers to America: Bring Us Home Now (Pt. 5)

The following interview is with an enlisted man who has not been in the military that long. He is not really mad at Bush or the leaders and he does not want to get out of what he sees as his duty to serve in Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00195.htm


5: Dominic Monaghan Supports New Zealand Forests

Actor Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Purifiers, Spivs, Shooting Livien) employs his international stardom by becoming Spokesperson for Project Last Stand, an international effort bringing attention to the current state of the world’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0311/S00149.htm


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: 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


10: 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


11: Take A Warning From Africa, Says Aid Worker

Dr Christopher Kenyi, programmes director for World Vision Tanzania, says New Zealand should beware of what has happened in Africa with HIV/AIDS, especially in the light of new figures just released showing a jump in HIV cases in New Zealand this year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0312/S00054.htm


12: Satire: Bush Makes Secret Trip To The Moon

Washington, D.C.-- Just two weeks after the Bush Administration first announced its “bold, visionary and completely original” plan to send a manned spacecraft to the moon, Americans woke up last Saturday morning to find that President George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00096.htm


13: Questions& Answers for Oral Answer - 10 December

1. Immigration, Minister - Border Control 1 2. Drugs - P Epidemic 2 3. Foreshore and Seabed - Te Ope Mana a Tai Proposals 3 4. Patient Treatment - Decision Making 4 5. Early Childhood Education - Participation 4 6. Employment Relations Law Reform ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00268.htm


14: Scoop Link: U.S. DoD Iraq Contracts Blacklist Memo

The following is a link to the memo that currently making waves in diplomatic circles... http://www.rebuilding-iraq.net/pdf/D_F.pdf . The memo includes a list of countries that are entitled to bid for $18 Billion in Iraqi Reconstruction contracts. The list ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00109.htm


15: Questions for Oral Answer - Thursday, 11 December

1. MARC ALEXANDER to the Minister of Justice: Does he concede that the justice system totally failed to protect Coral Burrows from Steven Williams, in light of the fact that he was repeatedly granted bail after a criminal career of 88 convictions, and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00269.htm


16: Public Address 11/12/03 - Supplementary Questions

Much of the Opposition to the new trans-Tasman regime on dietary supplements has been, frankly, quite self-serving - and it has come from people not normally noted for their sympathy towards businesses struggling with regulatory burden...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00107.htm


17: Clark already cashing in on Iraq War

'The United States has today stated that only countries which were part of the invading or occupying forces of Iraq will be able to tender for reconstruction contracts. New Zealand is on that list as it is actively participating in the occupation of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00098.htm


18: Al Gore: Getting Revenge, Making History

AL GORE'S ENDORSEMENT of Howard Dean gives the former vice president a chance to revenge the damage Bill Clinton did to his political career. The relationship between Clinton and Gore was always far more complicated that the media understood.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00099.htm


19: Mingus Casey: Is Ahmed Zaoui A Terrorist?

Ahmed Zaoui is an Algerian national, who is currently in prison in New Zealand, after arriving on a false passport. At the immigration desk, he openly told New Zealand officials who he was, and was promptly arrested.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00108.htm


20: Stop Beating Around The Child Support Bush

Last week's debacle over New Zealand's ballooning child support debt - now standing at more than $730 million - failed to even address the fundamental cause of the problem, ACT New Zealand Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00180.htm


21: Scott McClellan Briefing December 10, 2003

Announcements Campaign finance ruling Iraq/counting civilian casualties Baath Party member/police chief in Iraq Contracts in Iraq/U.S. policy North Korea Numbers of dead under Saddam Hussein regime Taiwan Tomorrow's Cabinet meeting China/religious ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00072.htm


22: $1.2 million to support NZ's top coaches

Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard said a record 86 Prime Minister's Coach Scholarships have been awarded to support high performance coaches next year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00230.htm


23: Government must rope in Matt Robson

National Party Defence spokesman Simon Power says the Government should move to rope in one of its Coalition MPs after repeated attempts to score political points at the expense of our friends and allies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00283.htm


24: That Kyoto Is A Fraud - Owen McShane

Two weeks ago I was invited to participate in the Vice-Chancellor's debate at Waikato University. The debate was "That Kyoto is a Fraud". Jeanette Fitsimons took one side and I took the other. I wrote the attached paper to inform myself of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00036.htm


25: Radio New Zealand Board appointments

Appointments to the Board of Radio New Zealand have been announced today by Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00265.htm


26: High Court judges appointed

Attorney-General Margaret Wilson today announced the appointment of Alan Donald MacKenzie and Forrest Miller as Judges of the High Court. Both judges will sit in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00264.htm


27: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer - 9 December

1. Employment Relations Law Reform Bill—Policy 1 2. Business—Compliance Costs 2 3. Foreshore and Seabed—Public Access 2 4. Methamphetamine—Supply 3 5. Advance Passenger Screening System—Refusals 4 6. Cannabis—Legislation 5 7. Petrol Tax and Road User ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00211.htm


28: Crisco Is Expensive

If you bought the same goods yourself, it would be over $100 cheaper (26% less!!)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00107.htm


29: New Symbol To Express Concern About Climate Change

The International Climate Symbol is being launched during the Climate Change Conference (CoP 9) with a fashion show today by WWF, UNEP, Greenpeace and with support from the Dutch Ministry of the Environment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00049.htm


30: Barbara Villela: A Sad Day for Miami

Last night was a jolt into a reality that I never thought could exist in this country. What I describe below is the experience of a middle-class woman, a wife and mother who is simply a citizen of the U.S. concerned about the state of her nation. I do ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00104.htm


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