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Scoop Top 30 Weekend Ratings

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

1: Scoop Images: Hurricanes Jeanne, Karl And Lisa

Following close in the wake of hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, three new hurricanes - Jeanne, Karl and Lisa - are now meandering around the Atlantic Ocean and bringing a sense of unease to those living in coastal areas of the United States.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00243.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: FAQs Re Light Engineer Group To Iraq

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Deployment Of The New Zealand Light Engineer Group To Iraq

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00218.htm

4: 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

5: Israeli Soldiers Force Palestinian to Drink Urine

GAZA - An Israeli newspaper revealed one more example of the sadistic treatment, Israeli soldiers extend to the Palestinian civilians, crossing the different checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories, after reporting a story about a Palestinian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00237.htm

6: 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

7: Obasanjo To Brief Security Council On Darfur

African Union (AU) Chairman and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is slated to brief the United Nations Security Council tomorrow on the situation in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, where thousands of people are dying every month and 1.45 million have ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00298.htm

8: DU: Washington's Secret Nuclear War

Illegal weapons of mass destruction have not only been found in Iraq but have been used against Iraqis and have even killed US troops. But Washington and its allies have tried to cover up this outrage because the chief culprit is the US itself, argue ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00255.htm

9: Congressional Republicans Admit What Bush Hides

Bush: “We’re going to help train Iraqi police and army so they can defend themselves against the few who are trying to stop the dreams of the many in that country. We’ll help them, and we’re making progress. We’re making progress. It’s tough. Of course, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00253.htm

10: 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

11: 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

12: Annan Urges Nations To Ratify Nuke Test-Ban Treaty

Welcoming today's statement of 42 countries in support of the global pact banning nuclear tests, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has urged those countries which have not yet signed or ratified the treaty to do so immediately so that it takes effect.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00297.htm

13: Pravda On The Potomac

On Monday, August 2, a federal crime was committed in plain view of millions of Americans and millions more abroad. A Pakistani intelligence mole, crucial in the “war” against al Qaeda, was outed by an individual in the Bush Administration.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00257.htm

14: Oil and gas discovery in Taranaki

Natural gas and oil have been discovered at the Radnor site, near Stratford in Taranaki, by Bridge Petroleum Limited, a New Zealand company.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0409/S00074.htm

15: Changing Guard at Organization of American States

• Selected at last June’s meeting by the Organization of American States (OAS) to replace outgoing Secretary General Cesar Gaviria, former Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria assumed his new post today at a special meeting of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00302.htm

16: Scoop Link: Cat Stevens Slams U.S. Deportation

Reuters -- LONDON - Muslim convert and former pop star Cat Stevens returned to Britain on Thursday after his deportation from the U.S. over "potential" terrorism links sparked an Anglo-American diplomatic row.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00256.htm

17: A Profound Failure of Leadership

Minister of Education Trevor Mallard’s attacks on schools over alleged sexism and time-wasting during powhiri reflects not a problem in schools but a profound failure of leadership in education.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/ED0409/S00118.htm

18: Hubbard denies being the Prime Minister’s ‘Toy-Boy

Top-polling Auckland mayoralty candidate Dick Hubbard has endured attacks from right-wingers determined to spoil his chances of ousting the incumbent, John Banks. But Hubbard tells Scoop’s Yasmine Ryan he will overcome the sleaze thrown at him...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00260.htm

19: Journos to take Herald to court

Journalists at the NZ Herald have resolved today to take their employer to court over the company’s refusal to apply their employment agreement to workers on the Sunday edition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00243.htm

20: Storm: 600 dead in Haiti & Dominican Republic

21 September 2004 – More than 600 people are dead and at least 1,000 others missing after Tropical Storm Jeanne tore through northern Haiti and the Dominican Republic at the weekend, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) reported ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00270.htm

21: Haiti: Smoldering on the Edge of Chaos

Six months after the abrupt and violence-laced departure of constitutionally elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and over three months after the deployment of U.N. peacekeeping units which were hailed as an instrument for order and stability in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0409/S00303.htm

22: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #69

The GPJA forum Monday October 4 will be about peoples struggles for justice and self-determination in the Pacific. If you want to know more from the Mayoral candidates check out the Maori Party sponsored debates this week. If you like Cuban music check out their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0409/S00242.htm

23: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Depleted Uranium Use In Iraq Making Population And Soldiers Sick - Govt Moves To Issue Zimbabweans Permanent Residency - Quartet Wakes Up And Demands Israel Meet Road Map Obligations - Police Apologise Over Zaoui/FIS/Terror Link Mistake - Outing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00258.htm

24: Satire: Bill Of Rights Authenticity In Question

Blogosphere-- Fresh on the heels of discrediting memos run by 60 Minutes regarding George W. Bush's service in the Air National Guard, web logs on conservative websites are now questioning the authenticity of another famous document.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00249.htm

25: Suzan Mazur: John Deuss - The Manhattan projects

IT'S been a while since I've had a conversation with Bermuda-based oil maverick John Deuss. But what comes to mind after reading about the fatal helicopter crash of Group Menatep's managing director (turned intelligence agency informant), Stephen Curtis, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00244.htm

26: Martin LeFevre: An Abyss of Human Feeling

A piece of music can bring forth the deepest emotions within one; powerful feelings that you didn’t even know were there. I had intended to write a completely different piece, but then I listened to Beethoven’s string quartet, Opus 130.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00259.htm

27: 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

28: Newman On-Line: Grassroots Democracy

This week, Newman On-Line looks at the controversial issue of underage abortion, and asks if parents have the right to know.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0409/S00528.htm

29: World Views Bush Admin. With Disdain And Fear

Much of the World Views Bush Administration Policies with Disdain and Fear - Interview with David Cadman, deputy mayor of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00236.htm

30: In For A Penny: News Digest

Now for this week I thought I’d have a quick look at a couple of papers for rather different reasons, the Guardian Weekly and the NBR. First up, because it is always good to start with something positive first thing in the morning, The Guardian Weekly, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0409/S00254.htm


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