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Yesterday’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.

2: New Study: More Absentee Votes than Voters in Ohio

A careful review of the absentee vote in one Ohio county revealed that many more absentee votes were cast than there were absentee voters identified.

3: Ohio Recount Affidavit - Richard Hayes Phillips

I, RICHARD HAYES PHILLIPS, do swear and affirm the following: 1. I hold a Ph.D. in geomorphology from the University of Oregon. I am a professional hydrologist and am well versed in standard techniques of statistical analysis, with special expertise ...

4: Recount Efforts Move Forward In Ohio & New Mexico

As recounts begin in all several Ohio counties today, and the New Mexico Secretary of State stalls New Mexico's recount efforts, state electors will meet across the country to cast their votes.

5: U.S. Rep. Conyers: What have they to hide?

Yesterday, it came to the attention of the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff that efforts to audit poll records in Greene County, Ohio are being obstructed by County Election officials and/or Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell. According ...

6: NEWSFLASH LINKS: Concorde Crash – Peace Talks Off

Two breaking news stories this morning. A Concorde has crashed taking off from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris killing at least 113 - and the Peace Talks at Camp David have come to an end without a peace agreement between the Israeli’s and the Palestinians.

7: Questions & Answers for Oral Answer 14 Dec. 2004

1. Police, Minister—Confidence 2. Primary Health Organisations—Progress 3. Broadcasting, Minister—Confidence 4. Schools—Enrolment Scheme Legislation 5. Tertiary Education Commission—Funding Outcomes Question No. 6 to Minister 6. Aotea (Great Barrier) Marine ...

8: Cartoons: Save The Speedway From The Ignorant Rich

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9: Public Address 15/12/04 - Television Comedy

"Good evening and haere mai, talofa lava, ni hao, welcome, welcome, welcome to Campbell's Gamble, the show TV3 have given me to stop me going to TVNZ. On tonight's show, Carol Hirschfeld continues her 99-part series about Ahmed Zaoui and it turns out there ...

10: Premium NZ wine leaking into spy network

Marlborough’s award-winning wine Spy Valley has attracted growing worldwide attention this year because of its undercover name.

11: For Nuclear Brazil, It’s Good to Have Friends

• Secrecy shrouding Brazil’s nuclear capabilities, suspected technological advances and provocative statements made by Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva during his presidential campaign alarmed U.S. nuclear control advocates. But, according to Secretary of State ...

12: Ken Shirley challenges Wilson for Speaker

"I am dismayed but not surprised by the Labour Government's arrogance at assuming that it has the right to appoint Parliament's next Speaker," Mr Shirley said.

13: Complete US Exit Poll Data Confirms Net Suspicions is delighted to be able today to publish a full set of 4pm exit poll data for the first time on the Internet since the US election. The data emerged this evening NZT in a post on the Democratic Underground website under the forum name ...

14: Quantum Leap: TVNZ Doubled Salaries – In 1996

Today the Dominion-Post reported that TVNZ presenter Judy Bailey had almost doubled her salary from reportedly around $430,000 to around $800,000 per annum. Scoop after many months of writing letters to the Ombudsman is now able to show that there is ...

15: Richard Ehrlich: Sex Change Operations In Thailand

BANGKOK, Thailand -- After a former U.S. Army corporal became a grandfather, he stopped secretly wearing women's clothes, flew to Bangkok for a sex change operation and emerged as a lesbian.

16: 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 ...

17: New Revelations At Congressional Vote Hearings

Startling new revelations about Ohio's presidential vote have been uncovered as Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee join Rev. Jesse Jackson in Columbus, the state capital, on Monday, Dec. 13, to hold a rare field hearing into election malfeasance ...

18: 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.

19: Manuel Valenzuela: The Rise of the Amerikan Nazis

The rise to power of the Amerikan Nazis, and the subsequent dive into the cesspool of fascism the nation is now experiencing, was assured with the ascension to the White House of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in November 2000.

20: Baumgartner jumps from world's highest bridge

Austrian Felix Baumgartner, known for his Channel crossing in 2003, jumped from the highest bridge in the world (maximum height at the top of the pillars: 343 metres), which was recently completed near Millau in southern France. In order to avoid bridge ...

21: Ohio's Election Challenged by Recount and Lawsuit

Ohio's Official Presidential Election Results Challenged by Recount and Lawsuit Filed in State Supreme Court - Interview with Cliff Arnebeck, lawyer representing the Alliance for Democracy, conducted by Scott Harris

22: National rejects Margaret Wilson for Speaker

"The National Party rejects the nomination of Margaret Wilson as Parliament's next speaker and will be making alternative recommendations for the person we believe should succeed Jonathan Hunt," says Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee.

23: America's Debt to Journalist Gary Webb

In 1996, journalist Gary Webb wrote a series of articles that forced a long-overdue investigation of a very dark chapter of recent U.S. foreign policy – the Reagan-Bush administration’s protection of cocaine traffickers who operated under the cover of ...

24: Peters Challenges TVNZ News To Run Bailey Story

Rt Hon Winston Peters has challenged Television New Zealand to put the Judy Bailey salary controversy in tonight’s news bulletins and says he will be available to debate the issue with chief executive Ian Fraser on Close Up at 7.

25: Molesworth & Featherston – 14 December 2004

Santa brings you a full news bag for the last edition of 2004. A Cabinet re-shuffle looms, Labour can almost govern alone on the exclusive Molesworth & Featherston rolling average poll of polls and Cabinet considers another long pre-Christmas agenda. Treasury’s ...

26: Please Santa Send Me A Man

While Bridget Jones may have found happiness with Mark Darcy for now, her singleton friends are still searching and this Christmas some of them are enlisting Santa’s help.

27: Chuckman Cartoon: White House Christmas Card 2004

Cartoon by John Chuckman

28: Govt to nominate Margaret Wilson for Speaker

Prime Minister Helen Clark announced today that the government’s nomination for the position of Speaker following the retirement of the Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt next year will be the Hon Margaret Wilson.

29: Playing Spy Scrabble

When it comes to spying, acronyms tend to run short: CIA, DIA, DINA, ECHELON, KGB, MI6, NSA, ASIO, KCIA and, to stretch the sample, Mossad. With regard to New Zealand’s intelligence services, the subject is gathered in short fours: SIS, EAB, GCSB and ...

30: Alexander: Is Judy Bailey worth $800,000?

“Whether anyone is worth any particular salary should not be left up to government,” United Future broadcasting spokesman Marc Alexander said today.


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