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

1: The interview with Mr. Balasingham follows

Tamil Guardian: What is your assessment of the current crisis? Do you think that Karuna's mutiny will seriously undermine the Tamil national struggle? How far will it affect the peace process?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00124.htm


2: 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


3: Ariel Sharon: A Man Without A Conscience

Ariel Sharon was born in Palestine in 1928, grandson of a Russian migrant family and the son of farmers. When he was 13, his father gave him a knife. Sharon remembers, "The knife was symbolic, to

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0102/S00060.htm


4: Herald Stoops To Lowest Ebb With French Spook Spin

The Herald has abandoned acceptable checks and balances, printing a course of sensational unsubstantiated claim by an unknown former agent - of the same organization that bombed the Rainbow Warrior while docked at Auckland City’s Marsden Wharf in 1985.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00085.htm


5: 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


6: The Real Deal: 9-11 Profiteering

A Framework for Building the ''Cui Bono?'' UnAnswered Questions - Much has transpired since September 11, 2001. Something does not add up. Someone has something to hide.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0403/S00244.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: Public Address 13/04/04 - Media Defeatism Special

After all these years, a nice early start on Fridays has been etched into my neurons, and Good Friday wasn't any different. So just before seven, I was up in a quiet house, reading about Iraq. There was something eerie about encountering this noise and chaos ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00100.htm


9: UQ Wire: Failure to Provide Answers Fuels Stories

A Letter to the Wall Street Journal. ''I fear you buried your lead. The reason citizens develop theories is because those with the responsibility, authority and resources to provide answers fail to do their job. ''

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00038.htm


10: Richard Prebble’s The Letter

EASTER RECESS Parliament is in recess for three weeks coinciding with the first term school holidays. So many MPs have school-age children that Parliament has adjusted its program to the school calendar.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00195.htm


11: Official Papers Reveal Serious Corruption In NZIS

New Zealand First has called on the Government to make a clean sweep through the Immigration Service to get rid of staff involved in corrupt or fraudulent practices and the management that allowed it to happen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00193.htm


12: Israel's 1982 Attack On Lebanon Remembered

"On the fourth day of the 1982 Israeli attack on Lebanon, I crossed the border at a lonely spot near Metulla and looked for the front, which had already reached the outskirts of Sidon. I was driving my private car, accompanied by a woman photographer. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00121.htm


13: Haiti: Armed Groups Still Active - AI Delegation

At the end of a 15-day mission to Haiti, Amnesty International is deeply concerned for the security of the civilian population. Despite the presence of the Multinational Interim Force (MIF), a large number of armed groups continue to be active throughout ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0404/S00113.htm


14: Real Deal: An Open Letter To Condoleezza Rice

Dear Ms. Rice: I am writing to communicate four points regarding your testimony yesterday under oath before the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00097.htm


15: Show Us Your Foreshore And Seabed Policy

Rt Hon Winston Peters has told National to “put up or shut up” over the foreshore and seabed issue instead of sitting in a glasshouse, throwing stones and making nonsensical statements.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00199.htm


16: Mahara Okeroa's office defaced by protesters

Protestors spraypainted messages on Mahara Okeroa's electoral office early this morning accusing him of being a sellout on the impending theft of Maori land by the Crown.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00086.htm


17: Puncturing the GM Myths

From an interview with Dr. Mae-Wan Ho, Director of the Institute of Science in Society, by Anastasia Stephens of the Evening Standard

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0404/S00032.htm


18: Hatchet-man can't even swing his axe cleanly

Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald says the way Trevor Mallard announced the closure of several Timaru schools today has added insult to injury.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00192.htm


19: Macintosh OS Targeted By mp3 Trojan

There is a new potential threat affecting the Macintosh operating system. Discovered on March 20, MP3Concept (MP3Virus.Gen) is a Trojan that imbeds mp3 data in an application. Once the file is executed, the Trojan executes and displays the following message ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0404/S00036.htm


20: Emirates Launches New Routes To Shanghai, Glasgow

In a same-day double-first, fast-growing Emirates Airline yesterday started non-stop services to two new destinations: China (Shanghai) and Scotland (Glasgow).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0404/S00107.htm


21: Food, Trade And US Power Politics In Latin America

The difference between what Bush officials say to Congress and the pap they feed foreign audiences makes interesting reading for anyone trying to figure out US government rhetoric on Latin America.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00091.htm


22: No Right Turn: Shock, Elation, Horror And Hope

I didn't have access to a TV while I was away (in fact, due to a screwup by the power company, I didn't even have electricity on my first night), so I had to get all my news on the uprising in Iraq from the Net.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00098.htm


23: Scoop Feedback: Death and Casualty From Iraq

The following feedback has been received from Scoop readers in response to our decision to publish graphic pictures from Al Jazeera showing the true horror of war.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00265.htm


24: Tainui Waka Alliance seeks testicular fortitude

The Tainui Waka Alliance applauds the three Maori MPs who have stood up against their Prime Minister and the rest of the Labour caucus over the foreshore and seabed issue.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0404/S00073.htm


25: Zaoui Backers Ignore Evidence

"Advocates for Ahmed Zaoui, a convicted criminal in France and Belgium, continue to ignore damming evidence and decisions made by respected senior courts in modern western democracies," says National Party Immigration spokesman Wayne Mapp.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00190.htm


26: Photo-Essay 1: Death and Casualty From Iraq

Editor’s Warning: The images in this series are horrific and depict the reality of injury and death in this US-led War against Iraq. Scoop is determined that its editorial policy will continue to serve truth, accuracy and honesty and that its reportage ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00258.htm


27: Chuckman: The Children Of Fallujah

Cartoon By John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00094.htm


28: Police vetting fails to stop bad apple

National is questioning police vetting procedures in light of allegations that one of the British police officers recruited to New Zealand allegedly provided false information in his application.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00196.htm


29: 'Wall of wood' jobs being exported: Ewen-Street

Green MP Ian Ewen-Street says the forestry sector's present slump demonstrates that New Zealand needs to put a greater emphasis on added-value exports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0404/S00197.htm


30: The Hidden Unseen War: The Reality of Bush's Iraq

Originally Released in November/December 2003, this three-part series conveys with clarity the situation in present-day Iraq.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0404/S00051.htm

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