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

1: Cheney's Halliburton Helped Saddam Siphon UN $Bns

The one company that helped Saddam exploit the oil-for-food program in the mid-1990s that wasn't identified in Duelfer's report was Halliburton, and the person at the helm of Halliburton at the time of the scheme was Vice President Dick Cheney.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00132.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: Hey Mr. Turkey, That's a Fancy Way to Walk

Daniel Patrick Welch claims physical pain at watching the second face-off between George Bush and challenger John Kerry. It is some compensation -- though not as much as it should be -- that the incumbent shows himself to be every bit the scary puppet ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00106.htm


4: Indian article grossly distorts comments: PM

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that an article which appeared in an Indian newspaper was a gross distortion of her comments to a visiting journalist, and released the transcript of her relevant comments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00187.htm


5: Questions for Oral Answer - Tuesday, 12 October

1. SUE BRADFORD to the Minister of Finance: Does he have any plans to bring forward or increase his Working for Families package in light of the Public Health Advisory Committee's findings on child poverty; if not, why not?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00191.htm


6: Trident Submarine's 5 Hour Blockade Of Downing St

Today, Monday 11 October, peace activists from all over Britain brought a huge model Trident submarine to the seat of British governance to challenge Labour to abandon its WMD and to comply fully with its international treaty obligations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00143.htm


7: Scoop Satire: Furious George Goes To The Debate

Furious George Goes To The Debate - Cartoon Strip By H.O.O. Rey

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00138.htm


8: William Rivers Pitt: The Scary Little Man

George W. Bush, still smarting from his embarrassing performance in the Florida debate, decided on Friday night in St. Louis that volume was a good substitute for strength, that yelling would be mistaken for gravitas. The result was an ugly, disturbing, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00094.htm


9: Bill Moyers Speech: Journalism Under Fire

This speech was given by Bill Moyers at a Society of Professional Journalists conference on Sept. 11, 2004.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00120.htm


10: Letter from Elsewhere: Not A Pretty Picture

Letter from Elsewhere with Anne Else Not A Pretty Picture: The Strange Case Of The Disappearing Celebrity Dads

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00115.htm


11: Hindustan Interview Excerpt With PM October 6

SS After the 1998 Indian nuclear test NZ reacted very strongly. Do you think the trip is also aimed at making a fresh beginning after the chill? Will you tell India to sign the CTBT?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00188.htm


12: Chuckman Cartoon: Bush & The Second Debate

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00107.htm


13: Kerry's Four Magic Words Tonight To Win It All

John Kerry can win the debate and the election tonight by opening with the four most obvious words in global politics today: "George Bush must resign."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00113.htm


14: 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


15: FULL COVERAGE: Local Body Elections October 2004

Local Government Elections: Hard News Is There! - The Eastern motorway - whichever of the multiple versions you're talking about - is toast. There can hardly have been an Aucklander who didn't know it was an issue when he or she voted in the local body ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00118.htm


16: Chile and US Relationship Grows Increasingly Close

As Chile and U.S. Relationship Grows Increasingly Close, Lagos Risks Further Isolation in Latin America

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00127.htm


17: Public Address 12/10/04 - Town, Country & Culture

Auckland elections: Hurry up and wait. I wasn't going to write about the Auckland mayoral election because … Well frankly, why would you bother? People have said it was the dirtiest campaign in years, I just thought it downright depressing...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00135.htm


18: Doug Giebel: Thinking The Unthinkable

The revelations keep coming, proving the Bush Administration's reasons for invading and occupying Iraq were deviations from the truth.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00134.htm


19: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 12 October

1. Working for Families Package—Child Poverty 2. Inquiries—Resources 3. Te Arawa—Rotorua Lake Beds Question No. 2 to Minister 4. International Monetary Fund—Washington Meeting 5. Te Arawa—Rotorua Lake Beds 6. Working Holiday Schemes—Scope 7. Te Arawa—Rotorua ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00210.htm


20: Stephen Franks Speech Mid Canterbury Grasshoppers

When we landed in Christchurch this afternoon the hostess told us not to release our belts, "for our comfort and safety". Apparently a long ago inquiry after a taxiing collision showed that some injuries might have been prevented if ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00182.htm


21: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #71

There are several important events worth supporting this week. GPJA is helping sell a new book on the Zhaoui case with proceeds to his family. There is a meeting for a Human Rights worker from the Philippines this Wednesday and a Hikoi against the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00113.htm


22: Government of Japan: Don’t empty our oceans!

Bangkok - Greenpeace activists today held a peaceful demonstration in front of the Japanese embassy to demand that the government of Japan vote in favour of the conservation of marine species at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (1).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00140.htm


23: THE ANTIDOTE #9 alternative political docos Sunday

The much talked documentary about "OUTFOXED: Murdoch's War on Journalism" provides an in-depth look at Rupert Murdoch's Fox News and the dangers of ever-enlarging corporations taking control of the public's right to know.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00110.htm


24: Dr John Glaister Appointed CE Ministry of Fish

The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, announced today the appointment of Dr John Glaister as Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries and Katrina Bach as Chief Executive of the Department of Building and Housing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00111.htm


25: Uri Avnery: Don’t Believe A Word

When Ariel Sharon announced his plan for ''unilateral disengagement'', the media reported that the Peace Now movement was preparing a big public campaign in support. The Prime Minister’s office asked them to desist, fearing that such a campaign would ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00137.htm


26: Widespread non-compliance in pre-paid phone cards

The Commerce Commission has written to 22 pre-paid phone card companies and distributors advising them of its opinion that their behaviour in relation to the supply of pre-paid phone cards is misleading or deceptive and at risk of contravening the Fair Trading ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00134.htm


27: Weiner: Primer For The Undecided - Why It's Kerry

Cousin Frank told me that you two are still undecided about your presidential vote. You're not alone; there are a lot of citizens in the same boat. Many are turned off by the choices we're given.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00125.htm


28: Health Board STV Debacle Unacceptable

ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today labelled the STV District Health Board elections an unacceptable shambles, and said that blaming the higher numbers of votes received in the last days was nothing more than a cop-out.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00189.htm


29: More Than Half Of Kiwis Practicing Unsafe Sex

***Major 2004 sex survey reveals unsafe sex is on the rise, Kiwi women have infrequent orgasms but high vibrator ownership, Queenstown voted most romantic town, and rugby's Daniel Carter is our sexiest man***

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00142.htm


30: Accolade for government climate change programme

A Ministry for the Environment (MfE) programme to award tradable emissions units to businesses, individuals and other organisations tackling climate change has won the Supreme Award at this year’s BearingPoint Innovation Awards.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00198.htm

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