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

1: Is US Govt. Capable Of Lying About Saddam Hussein?

Do you believe the U.S. government is capable of lying to the American people about these important issues?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00168.htm


2: The Lion, the Witch, the Wardrobe Coming To NZ

''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe,'' the movie to be directed by kiwi director Andrew Adamson, is coming to New Zealand in what Industry Development Minister Jim Anderton says is ''a vote of confidence in our country as a location for film and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00475.htm


3: US News & World Report Doth Protest Too Much

Sam Smith of Progressive Review once said that corruption in Washington was a culture, not a conspiracy. US News & World Report -- once again -- proves Sam right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00170.htm


4: 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


5: The Enemy Within: The NeoCon Hijacking of America

Deep in the halls of Washington a putrid wind of sweeping ideology festers, swirling like a hurricane from the Atlantic seaboard, becoming a tornado in the frozen tundras of the Midwest, an impenetrable and monstrous fire wall consuming vast tracts of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00161.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: Liberia: Urgent human rights challenges

The United Nations (UN) Security Council should insist in the strongest possible terms that the signatories of Liberia's peace agreement fulfil their obligations under that agreement to respect international human rights and humanitarian law, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00140.htm


8: 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


9: 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


10: Ferner’s Bride Stripped Bare Exhibition

A rare provocative exhibition studying the human body – called Bride Stripped Bare -- will look at the work of New Zealand artists struggling against the domination of landscape painting when it opens in Wellington in February.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00103.htm


11: 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


12: Chuckman Cartoon: Whitehouse Christmas Card

Cartoon by John Chuckman

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


13: Dunne: Time for Nats to work for New Zealand

National's Gerry Brownlee gets a 'D' for comprehension after misconstruing - "wilfully or otherwise" - United Future's position on the foreshore and seabed issue, the party's leader, Peter Dunne, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00503.htm


14: Guatemala: Time to end the backlash against rights

The killing of Father José Maria Ruiz Furlán last Sunday is just one of many examples that illustrate the magnitude and urgency of the human rights challenges facing the new administration next year, Amnesty International said on the eve of the final ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00136.htm


15: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

More Than Anybody Needed To Know About Ross Armstrong - GDP Increases 2.1% For September Year - Israel Launches Large Invasion Of West Bank Camps - Hard News & More Is There! - The Real Deal With Catherine Austin Fitts - Saddam Capture: Satire - Celebrating ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00172.htm


16: Public Address 19/12/03 - Out And About

So I gatecrash this going-off Christmas party and I've been there five minutes when Hugh Sundae rides in on a Segway. I've never seen one before. "You should have a turn," someone says...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00171.htm


17: More wind power from today

From 1pm this afternoon a little bit more of New Zealand's electricity is coming from renewable energy with the connection of the first of 55 new wind turbines at TrustPower's Tararua Windfarm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00252.htm


18: Insurgents Celebrate Capture With Suicide Bombings

Baghdad-- In a show of national unity and reconciliation following the capture of Saddam Hussein, Iraqi insurgents drove car bombs into government facilities two days in a row.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00169.htm


19: Liberty Belle: Recipe for Strength

You know you're winning an argument when your opponents resort to personal abuse. The past six weeks I've copped plenty of personal flak, but this week two in particular were exceptional.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00464.htm


20: The King Returns To Rule The Box Office

In a scene reminiscent of Middle-earth’s legions, New Zealanders packed out cinemas yesterday to be among the first to experience Peter Jackson’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0312/S00114.htm


21: Top 10 Comments Made By Saddam On Capture

Top 10 comments made by Saddam Hussein after his capture

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00152.htm


22: 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


23: Wellington's Transport Planning Unsustainable

Building the Te Aro bypass through Wellington's inner city would be contrary to principles of environmental sustainability, a review of Wellington's transport planning by Australian researchers has found.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0312/S00157.htm


24: Ernest Partridge: "We Got Saddam!" - So What?

When I first heard of the capture of Saddam Hussein, my immediate reaction was ''Well, that does it. Bush has a lock on the election!'' Then I had second thoughts, as sweet reason took hold of my reflections.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00162.htm


25: Vessels detected by Ross Sea surveillance flight

Several contacts were made with fishing vessels on a surveillance flight conducted over the Ross Sea by an RNZAF Orion Aircraft on Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00502.htm


26: New Iraqi Health System Will Offer Care to All

Washington -- A discriminatory Iraqi health care system that serviced a select few is being transformed by the renewed Iraq Ministry of Health to ensure affordable health care regardless of ethnicity, gender, geographic origin or religious affiliation, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00125.htm


27: 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


28: Sharon's Speech: Tissue of Lies and Half-Truths

Sharon's Speech: Tissue of Lies and Half-Truths His "Plan" - Recipe for War and Annexation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00141.htm


29: Armstrong Report Fails To Identify Real Villain

The report of the Auditor-General into payments made by Television New Zealand, New Zealand Post and Industrial Research Ltd to the former chair of all three, Dr Ross Armstrong, was never going to identify the real culprit - Prime Minister Helen Clark, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00500.htm


30: Huge Israel Invasion in Balata 17 Wounded 1 Dead

NABLUS, Palestine, December 17, 2003 (IPC + Agencies)-- During a massive invasion into the West Bank refugee camp of Nablus, several West Bank cities, the Israeli occupying forces (IOF) shot and wounded 17 Palestinian citizens, including a child ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00126.htm

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