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

1: Microsoft Releases Windows XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft New Zealand today confirmed that Windows(r) XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies has been released to manufacturing over the weekend. The easiest way for most customers to ensure they receive Windows XP Service Pack 2 is through ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00030.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: UQ Wire: The Writing on the Latrine Walls

I sat with a photographer from Reuters who had just returned from a six-month tour of Iraq. He had been tagging along with the Kellogg Brown & Root operation, subsidiary of Halliburton, and saw everything there was to see.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00089.htm


4: UQ Wire: Sibel Edmonds Letter To Thomas Kean

It has been almost three years since the terrorist attacks on September 11; during which time we, the people, have been placed under a constant threat of terror and asked to exercise vigilance in our daily lives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00012.htm


5: Israeli Army To Distribute Radiation Antidote

The IDF Home Command will start to distribute an antidote to radiation in areas close to the Nuclear Research Center in Dimona on Sunday. The antidote is intended to protect residents from radioactive fallout from any missile attack on the nuclear station, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00078.htm


6: Housing Bubble Reaches 'Profound' Stage

New signs are rapidly emerging that a dangerous house pricing bubble has taken hold in the US. What's surprising is where the most troubling signs are found -- in arguments of individuals claiming there is no such bubble, from such places as Fannie Mae and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00081.htm


7: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes

The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters Aragorn and Arwen.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0312/S00024.htm


8: Questions for Oral Answer -Tuesday, 10 August 2004

1. LUAMANUVAO WINNIE LABAN to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: What recent initiatives has the Government taken to help achieve the shared goal it has with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs that by 2007 all 15 to 19 year olds will ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00182.htm


9: Not Scared Yet? Try Connecting These Dots

''Pre-election period...pre-election plot...pre-election threats:'' These rolled off National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice's lips no less than seven times yesterday on CNN's Late Edition as she discussed the likely timing of a terrorist attack. She ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00101.htm


10: Public Address 10/08/04 - Shadows

A shadow National Party cabinet in which the Finance minister doesn't warrant a front-bench place? We do live in strange times. National is billing yesterday's reshuffle of responsibilities as a pointer to "the likely shape of a National Government Cabinet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00099.htm


11: Teachers' Pay: Here We Go Again

If secondary school teachers are unhappy with the new pay deal being offered by the Government, what will happen when the pay round concludes in three years, ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00180.htm


12: Million Dollar Church vs. ‘The Sinners’

Against Conservative Fundamentalism is organising a protest march to oppose the conservative agenda of Destiny Church’s ‘Enough is Enough’ rally. Previously the march was advertised as beginning in Civic Square at 11:30 am.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00093.htm


13: National Party Portfolio Responsibilities, Aug '04

2. Gerry Brownlee Deputy Leader Shadow Leader of the House Maori Affairs Constitutional and Treaty of Waitangi Issues

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00168.htm


14: Bernard Weiner: Bush's AWOL Scandal

For its own political purposes last year, the Bush Administration compromised a covert CIA agent, Valerie Plame, by revealing her name and job; outing a covert agent is a felony.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00096.htm


15: STORY OF THE WEEK: Colour Coded Dishonesty

STORY OF THE WEEK - WEEK ENDING AUGUST 6th Terror Alerts For Fun And Political Profit

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00090.htm


16: A Cabinet For The Future

National Party leader Don Brash has announced a portfolio reshuffle which he says points to the likely shape of a National Government Cabinet next year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00167.htm


17: UQ Wire: 9/11 In Never-Neverland

Think you're already amazed, alarmed or appalled enough by the state of US journalism today? Chew on this a while and think again.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0312/S00040.htm


18: Judgement TVNZ Vs AG Re: Ahmed Zaoui Interview

Television New Zealand Ltd (¡§TVNZ¡¨) applied to the Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections to interview a prisoner pursuant to Regulation 87 and 88 of the Penal Institutions Regulations 2000. The application was refused on 27 May 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00083.htm


19: Public Address 09/08/03 - S*x And Terror

There was never a terror threat against the All Blacks. Indeed, it's far from certain there was ever a specific "threat" against their next playing venue, Johannesburg's Ellis Park. What can confidently be said is that it would be nice to know exactly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00088.htm


20: Unemployment drops to 4 percent

The government is welcoming the further drop in unemployment announced today – fuelled by New Zealand’s growing labour market which has just seen total numbers in employment pass two million workers for the first time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00181.htm


21: Oil Profits Behind West's Tears For Darfur

For at least 18 months now, Western governments have quietly stood by as the non-Arabic-speaking black farmers of the Darfur region in western Sudan have borne the brunt of a vicious ethnic-cleansing campaign carried out by state-sponsored bandits known as the janjaweed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00095.htm


22: Two million kiwis benefit from pro-jobs policies

The ongoing surge in employment vindicates government programmes and policies to support economic growth, says Progressive MP Matt Robson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00183.htm


23: Campaign for Affordable Housing - Submission

Building the Future: Towards a New Zealand Housing Strategy Campaign for Affordable Housing …………………………………………………… Submission

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00092.htm


24: 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


25: Parliament adopts motion condemning anti-Semitism

Parliament today unanimously adopted a motion condemning anti-Semitism and deploring the recent attacks on Jewish graves in Wellington.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00185.htm


26: Greens Support Ban On Water!

"The Green Party's support for a ban on water in New Zealand shows how naïve and unscientific the Greens are and illustrates why the Government should ignore their extreme views to ban genetic technologies from New Zealand", says National's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00440.htm


27: UQ Wire: Fabricating Terror

Let me get this straight. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge came barnstorming out on Sunday with a blizzard of warnings about looming terror attacks against targets in New York, New Jersey and Washington DC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00043.htm


28: 'Anyone But Bush' - A Look At Anyone

"When John is president, we will listen to the wisdom of the September 11th Commission. We will build and lead strong alliances and safeguard and secure weapons of mass destruction. We will strengthen our homeland security and protect our ports, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00093.htm


29: Scoop Archive: UQ Wire: The Writing on the Latrine Walls

I sat with a photographer from Reuters who had just returned from a six-month tour of Iraq. He had been tagging along with the Kellogg Brown & Root operation, subsidiary of Halliburton, and saw everything there was to see.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/55/7d/200408091451.f40d50a7.html


30: Simon Power elected unopposed

The National Party Caucus has elected Simon Power as Senior Party Whip unopposed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00179.htm

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