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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: Worldwide Solution to Global Warming

First to Solve Green House Gases from Combustion of Fossil Fuels; Global Economic Impact Projected

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00065.htm


4: Who is Lord Hutton? - Ireland, Pinochet, M15...

Upon his resignation as BBC chairman Gavyn Davies commented on the irreconcilable contradictions between Hutton's ''bald conclusions'' and the balance of evidence presented to the actual Inquiry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00155.htm


5: An Investigation into the CIA’s 'Black Budget'

The Black Budget Report: An Investigation into the CIA’s ‘Black Budget’ and the Second Manhattan Project - © Michael E. Salla, PhD Center for Global Peace/School of International Service American University Washington DC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00151.htm


6: Skull & Bones & John Kerry & President Bush

A little-known fact unites Democratic frontrunner John Kerry and President Bush: they are both members of Yale's secret society Skull and Bones. We speak with the author of "Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00143.htm


7: W32.Novarg.A@Mm Upgraded To Level 4 Threat

New Mass-Mailing Worm Attempts to Launch a Denial-of-Service Attack Beginning February 1

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00058.htm


8: Symantec Security Response - W32.Novarg.A@mm Updat

Symantec Security Response has been continuing to track W32.Novarg.A@mm (also known as Novarg, Shimgapi, W32/Mydoom@MM and Win32/Shimg) and has noticed significant new activity surrounding the threat:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00064.htm


9: 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


10: Nuns Priests & Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sentenced

Nuns, Priests, Divinity School Student, a Former New York City Firefighter, and a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Sentenced for Nonviolent Protest of the School of the Americas/WHISC

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00215.htm


11: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry In New Hampshire

John Kerry Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00148.htm


12: Public Address 30/01/04: Jumbo Hutton's Bonus Pack

Apparently, you need a higher standard of proof to make a radio broadcast than to take a nation to war. I'm not being flippant. That is the clear implication of the findings of the Hutton Inquiry...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00154.htm


13: Greg Palast: BBC At War

He did not say, "hello," or even his name, just left a one-word message: "Whitewash."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00153.htm


14: Scoop Feedback: Iraq War Photos & Bruce Hubbard

In This Edition: What a News Organization! - Thank You!! - Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq - Exciting New Developments In Bruce Hubbard Case! / Bruce Hubbard on our victory and my victimization. - Johnny Got His Gun Thanks To Bush

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00152.htm


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


21: 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


22: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

North Island Nurses Promise Black Friday Strike - Child Youth Family Opens New Justice Facility - Ongoing Civilian Attacks In Israel/Occupied Territories - Hutton Inquiry: Who Is Lord Hutton? - Hutton Inquiry: Hard News & More Is There! - Hutton Inquiry: ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00156.htm


23: Sam Smith: Is That All There Is?

IF things keep going the way they are, the Democrats will nominate for president a man who was wrong on the Iraq war, wrong on the Bush tax cuts, wrong on the Bush education disaster, and wrong on the Patriot Act. And despite intimations of immutability ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00144.htm


24: BioScience News and Advocate Daily Highlights 30/1

Daily Highlights 1. Bayer notifies import of GM rice to Europe 2. US patent law changes could ease Africa's use of biotech 3. Biotech crops good for SA, study finds 4. Everyday chemicals killing animals, WWF says 5. New form of matter may help improve energy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00068.htm


25: Sheila Samples: If Words Could Talk...

I'm not lazy, but when George "Peanuts" Bush trotted up to the podium on January 20, state-of-the-union football tucked under his arm, to give the American people yet another futile shot at making a play, it occurred to me that it might be easier ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00150.htm


26: Legal Aid For Czechs A Joke - Mark

New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark is appalled that the Legal Services Agency has granted a top academic and a noted botanist legal aid.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0401/S00305.htm


27: UN Mission To Afghanistan Steps Up

The United Nations Mission to Afghanistan reported today that it is intensifying efforts to support women's participation in the electoral process, focusing its initiatives on those cities where the female turnout to register to vote is low.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0401/S00223.htm


28: Maori & animal welfare orgs condemn horse kill

Seven of New Zealand's most prominent animal welfare organisations and Maori land owners have joined forces to save over twenty wild horses from being hunted down by helicopter and shot to death by the Department of Conservation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0401/S00092.htm


29: Big money could be disappearing down your shower

Many New Zealand households could be washing big money down their shower drains because of the growing use of mains pressure hot-water systems, a new study shows.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0401/S00066.htm


30: Images: The Celebrated Soubrette & Saltarello

Images from the Royal New Zealand Ballet's latest production. For more information see… Ballet Moves With The Times

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0401/S00104.htm

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