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

1: 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


2: 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


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: Chuckman Cartoon: Whitehouse Christmas Card

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00113.htm


5: 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


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: 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


8: 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


9: On Killing Children: Open Letter to US Military

Dear Bryan, We have never met. Still, I hope you do not mind that I have dispensed with your formal title.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00112.htm


10: 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


11: Tourism driving steady growth across New Zealand

Tourism continues to be a steady driver of economic growth across New Zealand. According to the latest Statistics New Zealand Accommodation Survey, October guest nights show an increase of one percent in comparison to the record figures of 2002, and a seven ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00327.htm


12: Photo-Essay: Out Of Africa - Nigeria

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark attended the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Abuja, Nigeria. Scoop Co-Editor Selwyn Manning reported on events on the ground in Abuja. This photo-essay displays final formalities on leaving Nigeria.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00118.htm


13: Playstation 2 Kicks Butt With Christmas Filmpack

Sony Computer Entertainment New Zealand (SCENZ) has announced a value-added Christmas bundle featuring the latest action-packed DVD movie releases - the PlayStation®2 Filmpack - at a recommended retail price of $319.95.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00136.htm


14: “Baise-Moi” A Case of Censorship Collusion

The appeal case against Film and Literature Board of Review’s classification of the French sex violence film “Baise-Moi” (transl. “F**k Me”), that came before the High Court for the second time on 8 July 2003, was dismissed in a decision issued ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00086.htm


15: Public Address 12/12/03 - Bad Things And Good

I guess if I was Steve Williams' lawyer I'd have my client say "the P made me do it" too. It certainly makes for good headlines. But what's his excuse for the other 88 convictions?...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00117.htm


16: 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


17: Coca-Cola Christmas In The Park 2003

LIQUOR BAN AREA A liquor ban will be in operation for a defined area around the Museum – please see attached map.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00044.htm


18: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Govt Announces Massive Petrol Tax Funded Roading Programme - Transport Package FULL COVERAGE Of Reaction - COLUMNS: Hard News & Cracker With Attitude Are There! - Martin LeFevre: Finding Balance - Naked In Nuhaka: 2003 - Cartoon: Merry Christmas From ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00119.htm


19: Kournikova Lauches the OMEGA Bijoux Collection

Anna Kournikova, styled as Marilyn Monroe, is overwhelmed with diamonds from OMEGA Bijoux collection at the Miljonair Exhibition in Amsterdam on 11 December 2003. The event marked the official launch of the OMEGA Bijoux collection in the Netherlands. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00141.htm


20: Project Aqua – New Zealand’s Cheapest Power Option

Project Aqua – New Zealand’s Cheapest Power Option Project Aqua is the most cost-effective large-scale electricity generation proposal on the horizon in New Zealand and would provide a vital boost to the national grid, helping to ensure security of supply ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00128.htm


21: 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


22: Labour's Spin Knows No Bounds

Labour's propaganda machine has gone into overdrive this Christmas, with news that a large sum of taxpayers' money is being given to an advertising/PR agency to run a campaign `explaining' to the public the dangers of climate change, ACT New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00339.htm


23: Scoop Images: Helms Deep Press Conference (1)

The following pictures show film director Peter Jackson with members of the cast and crew of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films, the filming of which is now drawing to a close in the Wellington region.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0011/S00121.htm


24: 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


25: 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


26: Naked in Nuhaka: Year in Review

SO I THOUGHT I'D DO ONE OF THOSE YEAR IN REVIEW columns, where you look back at another year gone by, and pick out some of the trends -- signals of change, if you like -- that mark the transition of Aotearoa New Zealand's place in the world to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00114.htm


27: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm


28: Noam Chomsky: Hegemony or Survival (Extract)

From the world's foremost intellectual activist, an irrefutable analysis of America's pursuit of total world domination and the catastrophic consequences that will follow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00011.htm


29: Prebble: Urgent Hearing Sought

ACT Leader Richard Prebble said today he is applying for leave from the Court of Appeal for a special urgent hearing of the Court to squash the High Court ruling preventing him from invoking the Electoral Integrity Act in the case of former ACT ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00340.htm


30: 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

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