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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: Powell: Interview on Your World With Neil Cavuto

MR. CAVUTO: Secretary, it's always good to have you. Thank you very much for joining us here at Fox. SECRETARY POWELL: Thank you very much, Neil. Good to be with you.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00198.htm


3: 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


4: 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


5: Debates Censor Real Issues, Greens Name Top 12

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Green Party leaders and candidates charged that the presidential debates, limited to the candidates George W. Bush and John Kerry, have effectively censored numerous issues important to Americans.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00199.htm


6: Cuba, Si! Nueva Zelandia, Si!

Miguel Ramirez Ramos, the Cuban Ambassador to our part of the world, visited New Zealand from his base in Jakarta to coincide with the Si! Cuba! film festival being held in Auckland and Wellington. The Ambassador was in Auckland on Saturday and Scoop ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00188.htm


7: 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


8: Cabinet Minister Tells Zaoui To 'Get On The Plane'

Yesterday whilst in the House during oral questions, Scoop was able to observe the reactions of MP's to the vexed question of detained refugee Ahmed Zaoui.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00183.htm


9: 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


10: William Marina: The Three Stooges in Iraq

The original architects of the U.S. empire—long before its celebration by today’s neoconservatives—understood the importance of legitimacy in the neo-colonialist enterprise.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00181.htm


11: An Open Letter to the American People: October '04

We, a nonpartisan group of foreign affairs specialists, have joined together to call urgently for a change of course in American foreign and national security policy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00189.htm


12: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals

Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00078.htm


13: Colin Powell Keynote Johns Hopkins University

Keynote Address of the 60th Anniversary Dinner of the School of Advanced International Studies The Johns Hopkins University

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00190.htm


14: 20 Cars In Lotto's Mini & Monaro Mega Promotion

Summer slips into gear with daylight saving and Lotto's celebrating by giving customers the chance to win one of 20 cars engineered for summer fun.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0410/S00014.htm


15: Annan Hails Inauguration Of Somali President

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today hailed the inauguration of Col. Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed as Transitional President of Somalia, calling it "a significant and hopeful development" in the Horn of Africa country that has lacked effective national ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00194.htm


16: House Prices -- The Worst Is Yet To Come

HOUSE PRICES -- THE WORST IS YET TO COME, SAYS INVESTOR AND TOP SELLING AUTHOR OLLY NEWLAND

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00177.htm


17: Challenges In Engaging Asia in the 21st Century

Paula J. Dobriansky, Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs Remarks at Richard Nixon Library & Birthplace Yorba Linda, California October 5, 2004

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00191.htm


18: UQ Wire: Connecting The Dots Bush..Bath..Bin Laden

Saudi Sheikh Khalid bin Mahfouz, an Osama bin Laden benefactor, has laundered money into tax-exempt U.S. entities for years as a foreign financier of terrorism. But a new 9/11 lawsuit is thrusting Mahfouz’s latent past business links to George W. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00148.htm


19: William Rivers Pitt: Game. Set. Match.

The third and final debate between George W. Bush and John F. Kerry was slated to be about domestic issues. It finished as a crystal-clear argument about basic American values, and made clear for all who watched or listened where each of these candidates ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00178.htm


20: 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


21: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry, Bush Lite

Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0402/S00212.htm


22: DDB and McDonald’s Win At The EFFIES

The partnership between communications agency DDB and fast food company McDonald’s has proven to be a winner at the 2004 EFFIE advertising effectiveness awards with their ‘Eat Smart be Active’ campaign.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0410/S00197.htm


23: Native Frog Facility To OPen At Auckland Zoo

A dedicated facility at Auckland Zoo to breed one of New Zealand's most endangered native frogs is to be opened by Conservation Minister Chris Carter this afternoon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0410/S00129.htm


24: America's Black Budget & Manipulation Of Markets

Investors benefit from understanding the federal budget, credit policies and covert intervention that drive markets -- often overriding fundamental economics. How has the US governmental apparatus become so powerful in the marketplace and what does ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0405/S00268.htm


25: Chuckman Cartoon: John Kerry In New Hampshire

John Kerry Cartoon by John Chuckman

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0401/S00148.htm


26: Shortland Street Star Speaks Out Against Racism

Actress and musician Li-Ming Hu, otherwise known as Shortland Street’s “Doctor Li-Mei Chen”, is calling on New Zealanders to attend the Wellington march against racism on Labour Weekend.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00165.htm


27: EU action on Burma judged insufficient

Brussels, 14 October 2004, (ICFTU Online): Following the biannual ASEM (*) summit in Hanoi (8-9 October 2004), the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) are expressing their deep ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0410/S00181.htm


28: Naked in Nuhaka: Special Guests

In submission and denial the larger part of society flounders behind square walls and gray barriers, their marionette strings tied to the fingers of dominating robots whose own lemming lives ‘trojan’ along an assembly line of oblivion...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0410/S00185.htm


29: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 14 October

1. School Staffing Review Group—Recommendations 2. Local Government—Voting System 3. Health Services—Standards 4. Algerian Refugee—Costs 5. United Nations—Reform 6. Te Arawa—Rotorua Lakebeds 7. Algerian Refugee—Review of Court of Appeal Decision ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0410/S00269.htm


30: Legendary Lange Speech Published For First Time

David Lange's legendary speech in the 1985 Oxford Union debate has been published in full on the Internet for the first time.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0410/S00162.htm

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