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Scoop: Weekend Ratings


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.

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 ...

3: John Kaminski: Uncle Sam Wants You ... Dead!

Do you remember how many U.S. soldiers died in the first Gulf War? On television at the time, they told you it was around 64. Later, as news agencies recalculated the total from a variety of sources, it became 146. But now, some 13 years later, ...

4: 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 ...

5: 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 ...

6: The Coincidences Keep On Coming

While getting my daily dose of "real" news from this morning I happened upon an article documenting "The Military records of George Walker Bush" I scrolled down the page and opened up document 30 dealing with George W Bush's suspension from ...

7: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #53

This weekend we have a great peace festival to check out with music, film and dance. (See inside)

8: Oil Spill Reinforces Need For Ban On Big Ships

Sunday's oil spill in Milford Sound is proof that a recent decision to ban large ships from Doubtful Sound was necessary according to conservationists.

9: Letter: Medical Evidence Does Not Support Suicide

No fewer than SIX MEDICAL SPECIALISTS wrote to the Guardian today (see letter in full below), contending that the medical evidence, as presented at the Hutton Inquiry, does not support the cause of death cited by forensic pathologist, Dr Nicholas Hunt. ...

10: 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 ...

11: Kiwi Stars Of The Lord Of The Rings In Auckland

The Two Towers Karl Urban (Eomer of Rohan ) and Bruce Hopkins (Gamling of Gondor ) and Ed Sims, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Air New Zealand.

12: Man Finds Love Online And Proposes After 45 Minute

It was love at first click for Christchurch romantic Nathan Calland. Whilst in London in December he posted an ad in the singles columns of , a website for Kiwis, and Aussies and South Africans living in the UK, and proposed to one of ...

13: Forgiveness, Not Revenge, in Holy Land - Pope

John Paul II Calls for Forgiveness, Not Revenge, in Holy Land Receives Palestinian Prime Minister in Audience

14: 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 ...

15: MOTORNET: Honda's Accord Euro Is That Good!

As a motoring writer, I have a problem with Honda's new Accord Euro. I knew I had a problem a mere five minutes after getting behind the wheel. You see, it’s so impressive that my overwhelming tendency - rather than to write a considered, well researched ...

16: Nigeria: The death penalty and women

The death penalty as applied in Nigeria violates fundamental human rights and is sometimes used in a discriminatory way against women, Amnesty International said today in a new and its first report on women and the death penalty entitled: "Nigeria: ...

17: Public Policy& the Maori and the Don Brash-eitis

A transcript of an interview of economist Brian Easton by Carol Archie for Mana News broadcast on “Radio New Zealand”, 6.25am Tuesday 10 February 2004.

18: Three Pacific winners AUT/PIMA media scholarship

AUCKLAND (AUT/Pacific Media Watch): Two former Fiji journalists and a Tongan community volunteer have been awarded the AUT/PIMA Pacific Communication Scholarships 2003 and will take up their studies at Auckland University of Technology this year.

19: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 12 February

1. STEPHEN FRANKS (ACT) to the Prime Minister: Does she agree with the Deputy Prime Minister that fear of a damaging response “in the international courts” will hold Dr Don Brash back from doing what the Orewa speech indicates; if not, why did she ...

20: Landfill gas scheme wins carbon credits

Palmerston North City Council’s Awapuni Landfill has won “carbon credits” from the government for a scheme that will capture the methane given off by the landfill and use it to generate electricity.

21: Biotechnology too important to leave to experts

Decisions about biotechnology are too important to be left solely to government, business or science. Sir Paul Reeves, Chair of Toi te Taiao: the Bioethics Council said today.

22: Mapping the Real Deal: The American Tapeworm

By managing it’s hosts desire, a tapeworm manipulates its host to set aside self-interest and please its parasite. And so the tapeworm proceeds to consume its host’s energy and health, with the host doing most of the work.

23: Public Address 13/02/04 - Pop Quiz!

I'm off to the cricket today, but here are two fine post for your education and amusement. I can't urge you strongly enough to read David's post and take his Treaty pop quiz and tell your friends to do the same. But, hey - that's just me: I tend to prefer ...

24: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Damien O’Connor: Why He Sent Girl (16) Back To Sri Lanka - Sir Paul Reeves: Biotech Cannot Be Left To Experts - UN Calls For Tougher Nuke Non-Proliferation Regime - STORY OF THE WEEK: Brian Easton Joins The Race Debate - Public Address's David Slack ...

25: St Valentine's Day Challenge For Kiwi Men

New Zealand's new cleaning products company, B_E_E, has issued a challenge to Kiwi men: show your woman you love her by cleaning the house for St. Valentine's Day.

26: Apple And Sounds Join Force!

The Apple Division of Renaissance and Sounds Music Stores are going to give New Zealanders the opportunity to enjoy music in new and exciting ways!

27: Serious Injury following Deportation Police Raid

Nearly every week we hear about Migrant Workers who try to run from the police, end up falling from a great height and suffer injuries.

28: 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.

29: 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 ...

30: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

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