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

1: Watch out Dr Brash, the paranoids are after you!

Claims that an NCEA history exam was an attempt to "brainwash" students have been dismissed as ridiculous by Associate Education Minister David Benson-Pope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00290.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: Brash Attacks 'Deeply Troubling' NCEA Question

National Party Leader Don Brash is calling for an urgent explanation from Education Minister David Benson-Pope over a "deeply troubling" question in the NCEA history paper.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00291.htm


4: Kamala Sarup: Nepals Macroeconomic Policy

Given such a strong concern for human development and a promise to eliminate the worst forms of human deprivations, what has been Nepal's performance on the poverty front?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00275.htm


5: GW Bush - Top Lobbyist For Pharmaceutical Industry

As the debate over importation of cheaper drugs from other countries heats up, keep an eye on the politicians listed below. In the year leading up to the passage of the Medicare Prescription Drug Bill, the drug company PACs, employees, and their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00278.htm


6: Condi Rice on ABC with Stephanopoulos & Jennings

MR. STEPHANOPOULOS: And we are joined now in her first interview as Secretary of State with Condoleezza Rice. Madame Secretary, congratulations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00335.htm


7: Iraqi Elections: Stakes and Aftermath Scenarios

The 30th of January 2005 is a landmark in the history of Iraq as it is the date of the first Iraqi elections in half century. This crucial vote is drawing considerable local, regional and international attention not for the occurrence of the elections ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00287.htm


8: NZQA must clear up scholarship rumours

National's Education spokesman, Bill English, says the NZQA must act quickly to dispel rumours of heavily lopsided scholarship results.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00303.htm


9: Liberty Belle Is Back!

I’m back! I’m sorry for the columnus interruptus last year but it took a few months to get into the swing of writing a weekly column for the Herald on Sunday. And I must say I’m really enjoying being back in the media. I’ve missed it more than I ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00300.htm


10: Watching The Buggers (Part 1 Of 12)

Night time. By a swimming pool at the Huka Lodge. Two figures in dark glasses and trench coats enter. They are caricatures of CIA agents. Both clearly have earpieces through which they are receiving instructions.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00285.htm


11: Brash Responds To Maharey

This is a response to comments by Social Development and Employment Minister Steve Maharey on aspects of Don Brash's speech at Orewa on January 25.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00295.htm


12: Manuel Valenzuela: Because There is No Cause

01/26.05 - In an immoral war with no cause, in an aggressive invasion without reason, in a dehumanizing occupation with no justification, those pawns fighting the battles implemented by elite warmongers and corporatists in power have no enthusiasm to risk ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00263.htm


13: Jeb, Marvin & Neil - 3 Profiteering Bush Brother

Its time to take a closer look at First Brothers, Jeb, Neil, and Marvin Bush, and see how much they stand to benefit from W's presidency and his perpetual war on the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00274.htm


14: New Proof that Coca-Cola Buys Andean Coca Leaves

Acting Publisher Luis A. Gómez weighs in today on a statement just released by Peru's drug control agency, the National Commission for Development and Life Without Drugs (shortened in Spanish to DEVIDA).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00266.htm


15: 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


16: Evelyn Pringle: Amway - Mafia Like Business

Professor G Robert Blakey was retained as an expert witness in the 1998 Procter & Gamble v Amway lawsuit to issue an opinion on Amway's business practices. Blakey is one of the nation's foremost authorities on organized crime and after studying ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00279.htm


17: UN – Iraq Electoral Fact Sheet

Iraq Electoral Fact Sheet Table of Contents Who is responsible for organizing the elections?.2 What is the role of the UN?.2 What is the election date? .2 How will voters be registered?.2 What is the out come of the Registration Process?.3 has been ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00333.htm


18: STORY OF THE WEEK: Elections In Iraq (Part 1)

Guest Opinion: Iraq's Election - Analysis - The 30th of January 2005 is a landmark in the history of Iraq as it is the date of the first Iraqi elections in half century. This crucial vote is drawing considerable local, regional and international attention ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00288.htm


19: Ghost Stories Haunting Thailand's Tsunami Zones

BANGKOK, Thailand -- Many Thais believe ghosts are wandering tsunami-hit beaches, spooking taxi drivers, making the Andaman Sea hungry for more victims, and jinxing an economic recovery for devastated resorts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00168.htm


20: Finally A Code Of Ethics – To Do What?

The first task of the Teachers’ Council is finally complete – a code of ethics to which all teachers must comply has been introduced - but Bernie Ogilvy, United Future’s education spokesperson, questions what will it achieve.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00302.htm


21: Condi Rice on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace

Interview on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace Secretary Condoleeza Rice Washington, DC January 30, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00334.htm


22: Bill Grigsby: Faith-based Punditry

You have to sympathize with neoconservative columnists these days. Spinning the straw that comes out of this administration into gold must be a hellish job.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00284.htm


23: Mary Pitt: America's Holy War

The assault on our freedoms by the ''Old Testament Christians'', those who use the Ten Commandments as their lodestar and place great faith in Jewish Law, the advocacy of Holy War, and the justifications of the ancient prophesies in their missionary ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00276.htm


24: Teaching The Constitution In A Post-Democratic USA

Like countless thousands of history teachers in public schools across the length and breadth of this great land, I've made a career out of touting the genius of the United States Constitution, particularly its uncanny ability to strike a delicate, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00273.htm


25: Chuckman Cartoons: The Emerging Picture

Two cartoons by John Chuckman…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00270.htm


26: Alexander: Why Should The Police Bother?

"What's the point of police trying to do their job, often putting their safety at risk to try and catch the bad guys, when sentences being handed out completely undermine their role?," said United Future Law & Order spokesman Marc Alexander.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00299.htm


27: Condi Rice on CNN's Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer

MR. BLITZER: Dr. Rice, thanks very much for joining us. Congratulations on becoming Secretary of State.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0501/S00336.htm


28: Bill Berkowitz: To Hell, And They're Coming Back

Iraq War veterans face formidable challenges and Bush Administration funding cuts.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0501/S00264.htm


29: Governor General's term extended

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that the Queen had agreed to a short extension of Dame Silvia Cartwright's term of office as Governor-General.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00312.htm


30: Car culture costing NZ dearly

Green Co-Leader Rod Donald is calling on the Government to rapidly implement transport policies that reduce New Zealand's dependence on imported oil and cars, following the announcement today of a $4.16 billion trade deficit last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0501/S00315.htm

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