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Yesterday’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: Eating Media Lunch: Anita McNaught IVs Robert Fisk

Anita McNaught: You based yourself in the Middle East 25-30 years ago… in terms of writing about history being forged, you could scarcely have put yourself in a better spot, could you?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00009.htm


4: Wayne Madsen - Bush's Military & Political Reality

Bush "Stays Course" on Iraq Plan But Confronts Difficult Military and Political Reality - Interview with Wayne Madsen, investigative reporter, formerly with the National Security Agency, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00014.htm


5: Liberian Ex-President Taylor at UN-Backed Court

The Appeals Chamber of the United Nations-sponsored Special Court for Sierra Leone has ruled that the former Liberian President Charles Taylor is subject to its criminal proceedings even though he was in office at the time of his indictment in March 2003.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00020.htm


6: Ivan Eland: Bush's Real Strategy In Iraq

President Bush’s strategy in Iraq is now clear. And I don’t mean the five-point rehash of existing platitudes found in his recent ''major'' speech at the Army War College. I’m talking about the real, behind-the-scenes plan.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00017.htm


7: Sri Lanka Peace Process, MoU at grave risk

The Sri Lanka Peace Process, MoU at grave risk becouse of the Hidden hand behind killings "It is apparent that the killers have all the assistance from the SLA and we request of you to advise the [Sri Lanka] government that if the SLA continues ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00010.htm


8: Nuclear Terrorism Within America a Certainty

A nuclear attack by terrorists against the United States is inevitable, according to an American international relations expert visiting the University of Canterbury.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0406/S00003.htm


9: Public Address 03/06/04 - Going Danish?

Yes, the Herald's lead story on a poll indicating that New Zealanders are prepared to countenance a more relaxed attitude to nuclear ship visits is, as Gerry Brownlee noted, "interesting". But was the question based on a fantasy?...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00034.htm


10: Image: Don Brash Meets USTR Robert Zoellick In DC

For background see… Free trade discussed at Don Brash's US meetings Don Brash MP National Party Leader 02 June 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00062.htm


11: Canadian Team for the Cocktail World Cup Announced

Tuesday 1st June, Auckland, New Zealand: 42 BELOW Vodka today announced the Canadian team that will compete in the 42 BELOW Cocktail World Cup event to be held on June 28th in Queenstown, New Zealand, as part of this year's annual Queenstown Winter ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00017.htm


12: 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


13: Full Coverage: Nicolas Berg Beheading

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Zarqawi Be Damned - Nicholas Berg screamed. He screamed when he saw the sword brandished in the hands of one of his captors. He screamed when he was pushed down on the ground and his held pulled back, ready for the slaughter. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00151.htm


14: Teen Sex Education, Going Dutch

The Ministry of Justice is to be commended for re-examining the law surrounding age of consent, however Labour’s abrupt U-turn would have us criminalise half of all teenagers who continue to experiment sexually outside the law. The attitude of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00024.htm


15: Auckland Local Govt Tories Merge Teams

Three Auckland political parties - Citizens & Ratepayers, Auckland Now and Advancing Auckland - are joining forces to offer Aucklanders a unified ticket of candidates under a common policy platform at October's local government election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0406/S00023.htm


16: UQ Wire: Long Debunked Rumor Validated by Giuliani

As of this writing, June 2, 2004, the transcript of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's testimony to the 9-11 Commission during the May 18-19, 2004 hearings in New York is the only transcript of that hearing omitted from the Commission website. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00031.htm


17: Molesworth & Featherston - 1 June 2004

The Budget’s more or less been done, don’t you think? So we’re ignoring it. Our exclusive rolling poll of polls shows no one can form a government on current figures. We look ahead to interest rate rises next week, the economic outlook and the Big Mac’s impact ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00032.htm


18: Free trade discussed at Don Brash's US meetings

After a meeting with US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick in Washington today, National Party Leader Don Brash says it's clear New Zealand is not on the radar screen for a free trade deal with the US.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00057.htm


19: NZ Territorial On Top Of The World

Julian Haszard, a 27 year-old Dentist from New Plymouth reached the summit on Sunday 23 May 2004. He said his ascent was the scariest and toughest thing he’s ever done, but is elated by his success.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0406/S00032.htm


20: GLW: The World Is Skating On Thin Ice

Hollywood’s latest blockbuster, The Day After Tomorrow , has triggered the release of vast amounts of hot air from fossil-fuel industry funded ''greenhouse skeptics''.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00025.htm


21: Bush National World War II Memorial Dedication

Thank you all very much. I'm honored to join with President Clinton, President Bush, Senator Dole and other distinguished guests on this day of remembrance and celebration.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00006.htm


22: Reactions to the Movie ? "The Day After Tomorrow"

The movie "The Day After Tomorrow" provides a dramatic picture of climate change and sea level rise. Whilst the reality may not be as dramatic, climate change is nevertheless devastating for small island developing states like Tuvalu.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00009.htm


23: New investigations won't show problems

National's Education spokesman, Bill English, questions whether internal investigations by ERO and NZQA will show-up whether there are real problems at Cambridge High School.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0406/S00061.htm


24: Racism Watch 2004 Calls for End to Anti-Arab Books

Manning Marable, Director of African American Studies at Columbia University, today called for immediate action to be taken to end use by the U.S. military of a book, ''The Arab Mind,'' by Raphael Patai.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00033.htm


25: Al Gore Address on Iraq Policy - May 26, 2004

George W. Bush promised us a foreign policy with humility. Instead, he has brought us humiliation in the eyes of the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0405/S00247.htm


26: Rebels Take Bukavu In Eastern Dr Of Congo

The town of Bukavu in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fell to dissident forces today, while troops from the national army either fled or sought sanctuary among troops serving with the United Nations peacekeeping ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00034.htm


27: Quicker Than Vietnam, & "Worse Than Watergate"

The speed with which the anti-war forces have coalesced and influenced the general mood of the country about Iraq has amazed the peace-movement.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0406/S00015.htm


28: Sudan: Militia Continue Attacks - Hundreds Flee

Hundreds of Sudanese fleeing attacks by Janjaweed militias in the western Darfur area must be transferred to refugee camps located well away from the Chadian border before the rainy season begins, the United Nations refugee agency said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0406/S00015.htm


29: China fails to register New Zealand meat plants

Meat & Wool New Zealand says it is disappointed that China will register only a small number of New Zealand's world-class meat plants, effectively limiting beef and lamb exports to this expanding market.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0406/S00042.htm


30: Rialto MOTW: Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Written by Charlie Kaufman who brought us: Being John Malkovich, Confessions of Dangerous Mind & Adaptation. Joel (Jim Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet) has had memories of their tumultuous relationship erased.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0406/S00008.htm

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