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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings

Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings


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

Dates: 03/Jul/2004, 04/Jul/2004

1: Scoop Oddity: US Lap Top Bag Laundry Instructions

In the photo you will see a label from a lap top bag, which is made by a small American company. The label is in French. The translation is below:

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.

3: 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 ...

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: UQ Wire: Reclassification Of Evidence Challenge

Information Provided To Congress Two Years Ago Was Recently Reclassified By FBI To Secure Litigation Advantage

6: NASA Seeks Public Input On Space Nukes Plan

NASA, in cooperation with the Department of Energy (DoE), is seeking public comment by July 30, 2004 on their plan to expand the development and testing of nuclear powered devices called Radioisotope Power Systems (RPSs) for space missions.

7: The Invisible US War in Colombia

In Colombia, the United States is deeply involved in a war between the government and the military, who are supported by various paramilitaries, and the leftist armies of the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces (FARC) and the National Liberation Army ...

8: Scoop Archive: 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.

9: NASA Images: Saturn's Rings Up Close From Cassini

This image shows the region of Saturn's rings known as the Cassini Division. It was taken by the narrow angle camera on the Cassini spacecraft after successful entry into Saturn's orbit. The view shows the dark, or unlit, side of the rings.

10: Sierra Leone: UN Aircrash Victims Being Identified

The remains of the United Nations workers who died in Monday's helicopter crash in Sierra Leone have been taken to a hospital in the capital for forensic identification tests, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said today.

11: Naked in Nuhaka: The Tide Turns

MAYBE ITS BECAUSE THE WINTER SOLSTICE HAS JUST PASSED, maybe its the unseasonably warm weather, but for some reason recent events in the world indicate to me that the numerous "very bad things" going on may have actually bottomed out. Indeed, things ...

12: Redgrave Calls For More Aid For Palestinians

Making her first visit to the occupied Palestinian territories, the British actress Vanessa Redgrave, a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), today urged countries to increase their humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians ...

13: Dave Stratman: Beware the Liberal War on Terror

Many people who oppose the war in Iraq are living under a dangerous illusion: that the war is the work of a cabal of fundamentalist Christians and Jewish neo-conservatives who have hijacked the government for their own purposes–that the war, in other words, ...

14: 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. ...

15: 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.

16: Judge Reserves Decision In Zaoui Bail/Transfer Bid

Scoop Feature: Justice Paterson has reserved his decision regarding a High Court bid to have Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui released on bail or transferred to the Mangere Refugee Detention Centre.

17: Peace Activists On Trial

[Jerusalem] Local Palestinian peace activists, Mohammed Khalil Mansour and Khaled Fuad Salameh, remain in custody today after a brief hearing in which their lawyers were not given a chance to be present. The two were arrested at Saturday’s demonstration ...

18: Q&A On Zimbabwean Work Permit Holders In NZ

Brendan Quirk the Chief Operating Officer of the New Zealand Immigration Service (NZIS) answered some questions relating to issues regarding Zimbabweans in New Zealand.

19: World's Largest Refugee Camp In Ethiopia Closed

What was once the world's largest refugee camp, hosting more than 250,000 Somalis in Ethiopia, has closed after the final return convoy left for northwest Somalia, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

20: UQ Wire: 1000 Days of Continuous Cover-Up

The 9/11 Commission's report of Mohamed Atta's final days does not match what’s already on the record.

21: - road safety information

The LTSA is encouraging people to visit the new website to access road safety information and to get their driving up to scratch.

22: Flooding in Bangladesh concerns Aid agency

With severe flooding in Bangladesh over the last two weeks, World Vision's CEO Helen Green, who recently visited Bangladesh, is concerned about the welfare of children in World Vision's projects in eastern and northern Bangladesh.

23: New Website Launched: Articles And Answers

Articles and Answers is an educational site devoted to teaching the basics of politics and economy. The site teaches things most people haven't learned, but need to know in order to make informed decisions about their government.

24: End To Excuse Justice In Sight

ACT New Zealand Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks today said that he would be keeping score when National Leader Dr Don Brash outlined his party's justice policies - to ensure that he has adopted them all and left nothing out.

25: Illegal Timber Trade: EU says no, New Zealand yes

Brussels, 2nd July 2004: Greenpeace calls on the New Zealand Government to take urgent action and introduce import restrictions on illegal timber after EU Environment Ministers took a firm stand this week.

26: Douglas O'Rourke: Baghdad Bug Out

Like a thief in the night, Bush proconsul L. Paul Bremer disappeared from Baghdad two days early. Mr. Bremer, who used to work for Henry Kissinger's lies-for-hire firm, was very upbeat to the end. Iraqi Democracy was going so well this week, Mr. ...

27: Bush's Torture Deceit: Depends on What "Is" Is

You know the drill: Bush&Co. are so secretive that they will not, repeat NOT, release internal decision-making documents to the public. Never, ever.

28: Public Address 02/07/04 - Friday Special

It's pouring down outside and it really feels like winter. Over the past week or so we've had winds so strong it knocked out my internet connection; hail so hard it sounded like thousands of little balls of ice hitting the roof; and lightning ...

29: Recreation threatened by environmental damage

The Green Party today congratulated the New Zealand Recreational Fishing Council, Fish and Game New Zealand and the Game and Forest Foundation on their merger at the Recreational Fishing Conference, saying it looked forward to working with them to ...

30: Richard Ehrlich: Indonesia's Presidential Election

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- President Megawati Sukarnoputri's perplexing rule has been punctuated by terrorists' bombs in Bali and Jakarta, while her nicknames as ''The Queen of Silence'' and ''The Sphinx'' have not kept her from condemning the U.S. ...

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