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

1: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?

MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering in New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm


2: 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


3: Jay Shaft: The Real State of the Union

So what’s the good news George? Homelessness increased 50% in three years, poverty increased again in 2003, and more children are going hungry. 502 soldiers died in Iraq, and 100 soldiers have now died in Afghanistan. Is there any good news?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00101.htm


4: President Bush's 2004 State of the Union Address

President George W. Bush delivers his State of the Union Address to the nation and a joint session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2004. "We have not come all this way – through tragedy, and trial, and war ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00145.htm


5: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush Likes His Flags

2004 State of the Union cartoon from John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00096.htm


6: Bush in Trouble! RICO Prosecution Going Ahead

“This lawsuit may be the most important case in U.S. History” Phillip Berg attorney for Ellen Mariani said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00029.htm


7: A Chance To Meet Mary-Kate And Ashley In LA

The ZM radio network in association with the mary-kateandashley brand is searching for New Zealand's biggest Mary-Kate and Ashley fan! The winner and two companions will get to meet the most famous teenagers on the planet in their home city, Los ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0310/S00118.htm


8: William Rivers Pitt: The Color of Bush’s Sky

It took a little less than a half hour for George W. Bush to taint the 215th State of the Union address with a bald-faced lie about Iraq. It was, in the end, merely an accent in the symphony.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00098.htm


9: Peace Action on Lambton Quay 12.30pm Today

Members of Peace Action Wellington will demonstrate what the New Zealand contribution to the occupation of Iraq actually means. A colourful action will highlight the role of the more than 60 NZDF personnel that are serving with the British in Basra.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00057.htm


10: Scoop Feedback: Cuba, Common Law, The Flag & More

In this edition: Common Law & The Constitution – Cuba, Internet - Senator Byrd- NZ Flag- Problems With Telecom's $10 Txt Campaign - Hiding Student Failure - U.S. Secret Virus Program = HIV/AIDS Pandemic- Paying Sex Workers To Sleep With Disabled ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00100.htm


11: Elephant Burma’s escape short lived

In the early hours of this morning, Burma, Auckland Zoo’s 20 year old elephant cow, had taken a large log in her enclosure, dropped this on an electric fence, resulting in the fence becoming inactive.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0401/S00079.htm


12: GPJA #52 - Hubbard wins! Funds needed. Forum Feb 2

It's great to announce a victory to start the new year ­ the police decision to drop all charges against GPJA activist Bruce Hubbard for allegedly sending an "offensive" email to the US Embassy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00058.htm


13: Voter Verification Newsletter -- January 19, 2004

* H.R.2239/S.1980 Report * New York Times Op/Ed Calls for VVPT * Florida Special Election Proves Need for Paper Trail * Meanwhile, a Florida Judge Requires Accessible Machines by August * Fairfax, Virginia GOP Calls for VVPT * North Carolina Activist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00164.htm


14: Greg Palast: No Child's Behind Left

Go ahead, George, and lie to me. Lie to my dog. Lie to my sister. But don't you ever lie to my kids.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00097.htm


15: Wesley Clark On Defensive On School Of Americas

From June 1996 to July 1997, General Clark served as Commander of the US Southern Command, where he was responsible for US military activities concerning Latin America, including the School of the Americas (SOA), now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00141.htm


16: Dan Spillane: ''Black Hole'' Found in US Economy

In a troubling sign that accounting problems have grown beyond corporate balance sheets, two of the main economic gauges used by Wall Street, banks, and in the calculation of Social Security payments have been found to contain serious problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00076.htm


17: Ross Sea 2004 Discovery voyage begins

A discovery voyage to the Ross Sea, Antarctica, begins next week, Monday 26 January, 100 years after the famous 1902 - 1904 voyage to Antarctica by Captain Robert Scott in his ship "Discovery".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00042.htm


18: Harvey Wasserman: Bush Can Be Beaten

Is the tide turning? George W. Bush and his puppetmaster Karl Rove tried to upstage the Democrats with a State of the Union Address full of tricks and gimmicks, martian distractions and rattling sabers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00095.htm


19: 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


20: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Dead Man On Govt's Banned Terrorist List - Business Roundtable Turns Monopoly Theory On Its Head - Over 185 Million People Unemployed Globally - ZZZZZzzzzt: Scoop Has Feedback - Hard News & More Is There! - SOTU: Jay Shaft On The Real State Of The ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00102.htm


21: Image: An Xtreme Performance in the Rain

Around 2000 people sat through torrential rain and driving winds to see the first-ever Impact World Tour New Zealand show at the Awapuni Stadium in Gisborne last night.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0401/S00058.htm


22: 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


23: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: "They wanted it to happen" - J. Buchanan

I stand before you today less as a candidate and more as a messenger and the message I bear is simple and stark. We have all been lied to about 9/11, the country is in mortal danger and only you can make it right.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/5c/7b/200401151409.4baa9d1b.html


24: Eight-legged monster spotted by vigilant wharfies

A large exotic spider was apprehended at the Bledisloe terminal on the Auckland waterfront today after a keen-eyed crane driver saw it crawling about on top of a container.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0401/S00102.htm


25: Bush Speak: a Weapon of Mass Destruction

As soon as the Bush administration declared a “War on Terror,” something disturbing happened: Dropping this verbal atomic bomb in response to the horror of September 11th, the United States, a world superpower, elevated a cult leader, mass murderer, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00032.htm


26: 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


27: Avian Flu in Asia

The Ministry of Health says New Zealanders travelling in Asia should be alert to World Health Organisation advice of a bird flu outbreak in parts of Asia.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0401/S00017.htm


28: 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


29: Public Address 23/01/04 - Fish And Bird

Well, this ought to get entertaining. Winston Peters, whose claims had a great deal to do with the establishment of a select committee inquiry into alleged corruption in allocating scampi quota, allowed himself to be shouted a fish supperby the alleged ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00099.htm


30: Tory Tale: Private oligopoly good for your health

Progressive MP Matt Robson is predicting that the National and ACT parties will go into next year's general election promoting less protection for consumers' rights and interests and more protection for private oligopolies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00177.htm

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