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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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0310/S00003.htm

2: Calling For Breast-Cancer Volunteer Collectors

Volunteer Collectors are urgently needed between 11.00am & 1.30pm on Saturday 4th September to help raise money for breast cancer awareness at the 'Great Race' Gallagher Boathouse 8s.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0408/S00077.htm

3: Norma Sherry: Girls Of The Olympics

Playboy Magazine arrived in our mailbox yesterday. On the cover was a striking Olympiad in a rather demure bathing suit, but the promised story was far different.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00202.htm

4: 9/11 Commission Report Recommendations

E. Anthony Wayne, Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Testimony before the House International Relations Committee Washington, DC August 19, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00268.htm

5: 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

6: Flushing away cancer research

Christchurch Animal Action will be out on the streets during Daffodil Day, encouraging members of the public to not flush half their donation down the toilet.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00257.htm

7: UQ Wire: Presser & Opening for 9/11 Truth events

Press Conference & Film Showings WHEN? Fri. Aug. 27 - 11AM - 3PM Kicking off Summer of Truth 2004 in New York City http://summeroftruth.org Presentation of "The 9/11 Omissions Dossier" http://www.911Truth.org

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00265.htm

8: La Paz Paralyzed - Blockades Return to Bolivia

Claudia Espinoza reports from La Paz, Bolivia, an important news story that, surprisingly, has not been reported by any English-language wire or news media: The capital city was paralyzed, beginning yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00289.htm

9: Destiny's Dealings With The Party Of Common Sense

Noticeably absent from the 'Enough is Enough' rally on Monday were any of Peter Dunne's flock of United Future MP's, particularly the more evangelically inclined. Kevin List investigates.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00291.htm

10: Sanders/Austin Fitts: The Negative Return Economy

The United States government has operated a secret budgeting and spending program for decades outside the framework of the American Constitution. The institutional and political roots of this system of clandestine finance reach back to at least ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00277.htm

11: Olympic Sailing Results – 26 August, 2004

Barbara Kendall has finished the Athens Olympics in 5th, while fellow kiwi, 21 year-old Thomas Ashley came in with a top ten result. Racing came to an end overnight in Athens for both of New Zealand’s Mistral board sailors concluding the New Zealand sailing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00185.htm

12: Peak Oil 101. For the benefit of Dr Cullen.

The fact that our Minister of Finance is completely and utterly unaware of the “peak oil” issue is absolutely astounding. By inference one can only conclude that this ignorance clearly demonstrates the current Government’s Energy politics are in total ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0408/S00084.htm

13: Steve Weissman: Neo-Cons Rethink Iraqi Fiasco

One of America's friskiest neo-conservatives, young Michael Rubin leads a heady life. While still in his twenties, he did his Ph.D. on Iran, Iraq, and the Middle East, sat in on meetings of the Bush transition team, and worked in the Pentagon's Office ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00287.htm

14: 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

15: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing for August 25

RUSSIA - Plane Crashes - Official Condolences - Secretary Powell s Call to Foreign Minister Lavrov THAILAND - Resettlement of Hmong Refugees in the United States COLOMBIA - U.S. Support for Counterterrorist Efforts / Political

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00264.htm

16: Freemasons throw open the doors

New Zealand Freemasons are opening the doors of their lodge rooms during September in an unprecedented move to dispel once and for all the incorrect public perception of secrecy that surrounds the organisation. There are just over 300 Masonic Lodges ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0408/S00263.htm

17: Chuckman Cartoon: Global Pollution

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00295.htm

18: Damian Clarke: Update From Palestine 4 photos/text

Yesterday I met a young man in a village who had just been released from a detention centre. For his sake I won't name him or his village or the detention centre he was held in. For the purposes of this article I'll call him Walid...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00293.htm

19: Free Iraq, Free Palestine, Free NYC, Free Speech

In the Great Struggle : For the Great Lawn : In Central Park : Free speech : Once again : Takes a back seat : To corporate : And political interests : In a world devoid : Of dissent only : Consent of the governed : By mass decree

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00288.htm

20: Permitted Not In Our Name Rally To Kick Of f March

Permitted Not In Our Name rally to kick of massive march on this Sunday. Sunday, August 29

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00266.htm

21: Peru: Human Rights Key To Ending Conflict

Peru: A National Human Rights Plan is key to ending the consequences of internal conflict

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00259.htm

22: Fracture - Kiwi Move To Open Soon

A bungled burglary causes the lives of two families to spiral out of control

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00198.htm

23: Bush & Rummy's Crime in Torture's Chain of Command

How much torture will it take before someone in power asks the right question: Who gave the orders that put the torturers to work?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00286.htm

24: Simon Pound: ACC And Response, Or Lack There-Of

Sooooooo. It has now been over 11 weeks since I sliced my hand whilst at work in a small yet brilliantly disabling accident.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0408/S00279.htm

25: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 26 August 2004

1. Roading—Transport Congestion 2. Refugees—Immigration, Minister 3. National Certificate of Educational Achievement—Cambridge High School 4. International Reputation—Criticism in Australia 5. National Certificate of Educational Achievement—Cambridge High School ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00492.htm

26: Rod Stewart – One Night Only at the Mission Estate

Rod Stewart – One Night Only at the Mission Estate Winery Concert – It’s All Rod and It’s All Night!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0408/S00111.htm

27: 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 ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0307/S00065.htm

28: Peters: “Look out 2005, here we come!”

An address by Rt Hon Winston Peters to a public meeting, James Cumming Wing (Gore Town Hall), Ardwick Street, Gore, 12.30pm Friday 27 August 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0408/S00503.htm

29: Images: Final Photocall - LOTR Stars Depart NZ

A final photocall for The Lord of the Ring's stars 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/S00025.htm

30: UNICEF Reviews Liberia's War-Traumatized Children

United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF head Carol Bellamy is on a three-day visit to Liberia to assess progress in reintegrating thousands of youngsters who were abducted, recruited as soldiers or sex slaves and otherwise exploited in the 15-war civil war ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0408/S00241.htm


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