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


1: Links: Widespread Claims Kurds Got Saddam First

A series of stories have been published today , so far in Europe, Australia and Asia, casting the capture of Saddam Hussein in an entirely new light.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00184.htm


2: Fiji Coup Editorial Response - Pattrick Smellie

I don't want to seem rude, and I accept much of what Himona says about the way Maori issues are reported. However, I am confused by his column on Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0005/S00091.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: Public Address 22/12/03 - Liberty And Justice

I don't know who writes ACT MP Muriel Newman's press releases, but they're on to a winning formula. My favourite titles to date: "Stop Beating Around The Child Support Bush" "The Grinch who stole hard-working families' Christmas" ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00183.htm


5: 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


6: 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


7: Kiwi Aircraft Manufacturer Receives World Orders

Less than five years after the concept was first developed, Pacific Aerospace Corporation has delivered its new PAC 750XL to its first offshore buyer - Utility Aircraft Corporation, in Woodland, California. This is just one of 18 that PAC has already sold with options ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00265.htm


8: 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


9: Ahmed Zaoui: Summary Of Judgment: Justice Williams

Justice Williams: "The right of a person charged ¨C or subject to a Certificate - to know at least the outline of the allegations against them and the basis on which they are made is one of the most fundamental tenets of natural justice..."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00163.htm


10: Chuckman Cartoon: Saddam Vs Bush

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00179.htm


11: 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


12: Ramzy Baroud: Is The Capture Of Saddam Really Over

If the capture of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein on December 13, by American forces, is of any contribution to the Iraq quagmire, it is a further inflection of an already augmented array of paradoxes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00180.htm


13: Arafat Accuses U.S. Of Backing Sharon's Plan

President Arafat Accuses US Administration Applauding Sharon's Plan, No Date Set for Qurei'-Sharon Meeting

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00150.htm


14: Ahmed Zaoui Case - Full Judgement Justice Williams

The Refugee Convention and international jurisprudence and writings relating to it all, as might be expected, strongly support Mr Zaoui’s entitlement to the relief he seeks...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00164.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: Weekend's Letters To Scoop

Broadcasting Standards Authority: Paul Holmes - Dates Reported Re Saddam Hussein's Capture - Congratulations Scoop - CFS Social Workers - More Reality Of War Comments - Green Party And School Discipline Policy - Good On Ya Chuckman - Do Managers Hide ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00173.htm


18: PM on Saddam Hussein's capture

Prime Minister Tony Blair has said the arrest of Saddam Hussein 'removes the shadow' from over Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0312/S00085.htm


19: World Meteorological Organization looks at 2003

GENEVA, 16 December (WMO) - The global surface temperature for all of 2003 is expected to be +0.45 C above the 1961-90 annual average, according to the records maintained by the Members of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO ). This value makes ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0312/S00064.htm


20: 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


21: 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


22: Uri Avnery: Send Saddam to The Hague!

The spectacle was disgusting. ''Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth, lest the Lord see it, and it displeaseth Him, and He turn away His wrath from him!'' Thus commandeth the ancient Jewish moral code ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00181.htm


23: Free Ahmed Zaoui: Vigil In ChCh Today

Christchurch supporters of imprisoned Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui will gather outside the offices of the SIS at 1pm this afternoon. A citizens delegation will then proceed to the SIS office to ask the SIS for the summary of the charges against Mr. Zaoui.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00157.htm


24: Disney Channel Launches On Sky

The magic and fun entertainment of the Disney Channel comes to life this Christmas when the leading kids and family channel debuts on SKY Digital channel 40 on Wednesday, December 24 at 6:30pm, featuring a festive programming line-up to entertain and delight ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00270.htm


25: Appointments Broadcasting Standards Authority

Former television executive Paul France has been appointed to the board of the Broadcasting Standards Authority and current member Diane Musgrave has been reappointed, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00512.htm


26: Cabinet Room Refit - Parliamentary Questions

Sent: Thursday, 18 December 2003 09:26 a.m. Subject: 12982 (2003) Published - Speaker of the House - Normal Reply

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0312/S00508.htm


27: Kidd Millennium Cartoon: Iraqnid Celebration

Cartoon by kiddmillennium.com…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00177.htm


28: BSA Decision On Holmes’ Kofi Annan Comments

The Broadcasting Standards Authority has released its decision concerning comments made by Paul Holmes on Newstalk ZB in September. Among many other controversial statements Mr Holmes twice referred to the Secretary General of the United Nations as a ‘cheeky ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0312/S00159.htm


29: $34 million in e-learning and innovation projects

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has given the go-ahead for twenty four projects to receive a total of almost $34 million to improve e-learning and foster innovative ideas in tertiary education.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0312/S00079.htm


30: Image: A Wider Angle View Of The Fall Of Baghdad

The above image is a wide angle shot – source unknown – of the scene around the famous fall of the bronze statue in Baghdad, a scene hailed by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld as the equivalent of the fall of the Berlin Wall and purveyed on the front ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0304/S00117.htm

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