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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings - 6 October 2005

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


1: War-Hawk Republicans and Anti-War Democrats

The past week in DC found me in many offices of our elected officials: Senators, Congresspersons, pro-war, "anti-war," Democrat, Republican. With a few notable exceptions, all of our employees toed party lines.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00070.htm


2: NZ Conspirators Association Praises Victoria Uni

Satire: Emerging from a traditional smoke-filled meeting this afternoon, representatives of the New Zealand Conspirators Association praised the administration of Victoria University of Wellington for actions furthering the suppression of information.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00088.htm


3: Greens defer Special General Meeting

The Green Party has deferred its Special General Meeting, which had been scheduled for tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00028.htm


4: UN urges Darfur parties to tackle key questions

The top United Nations envoy to Sudan today called on the parties to the conflict in the Darfur region to discuss the distribution of power, wealth-sharing and security arrangements at peace talks aimed at reaching a settlement to their long-running ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00044.htm


5: Elle Macpherson Intimates Go Sky High

Elle Macpherson Intimates is turning heads with 14-storey high billboards in Queens, New York city. The two giant billboards, featuring stunning images from the latest Elle Macpherson Intimates campaign, were unveiled this month as part of the North ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00080.htm


6: Victoria University 5-10% FEE RISE!

Leaked documents reveal that Vic students are in for a massive increase in fees in 2006, with the University considering 5-10% across-the-board fee rises.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00084.htm


7: News Worthy

Robert Ripley left his legacy with 27 Ripleys' "Believe it or not" museums worldwide and a syndicated daily cartoon. At the peak of its popularity the cartoon was being read by about 80 million readers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00029.htm


8: Military Grade Biological Bacteria At Peace Demo?

What do we make of the Saturday, October 1 Washington Post headline “Poison Found in Air During Anti-War Protest”? Washington D.C. Public Health Director Greg A. Pane posed the right question in the Post article, “Why that day? That’s what is not explained.” ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00073.htm


9: A girl’s total guide to Mary-Kate and Ashley

You’ve seen them on TV, in movies, on their website and gracing the pages of many magazines. Now you can read the ultimate guide to Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen, uninterrupted, from cover to cover.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0510/S00062.htm


10: The Real Deal: Regarding The Price Of Milk

Mr. Chairman and ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much for the privilege of speaking to you today. I am not an economist with a degree, but for the last 25 years I have published and edited a financial newsletter, and I hope that qualifies me to speak ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00050.htm


11: Marjorie Cohn: Harriet Miers - Bush's Pit Bull

Bush has nominated his Texas crony as a stealth appointment to the Supreme Court. Although the Senate will be hard-pressed to discover Harriet Miers's positions on the critical issues, she does have a long record of loyalty to Bush, whom she calls ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00074.htm


12: National Summit to Save US Elections – Days 2-3

Days 2 & 3: The Ghost You’ll Never See in the Machine (“electronic voting”); Outsourcing Elections to Corporate America; Methods of Monitoring Elections; plus State and Community Level Action.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00082.htm


13: Video: Prime TV’s Holmes Interviews Don Brash

Scoop is pleased to provide Video On Demand re-screening of Prime TV’s Holmes/Don Brash interview that was broadcast on Thursday Oct 6. Scoop thanks Prime TV for making this video stream possible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00089.htm


14: real issues 6 October 2005

Anton Oliver claims in his new book that a drinking culture is prevalent among the All Blacks. That should concern all New Zealanders. Rugby is central to the lives of a greater proportion of young men in New Zealand than probably any other country ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00041.htm


15: Diversity Honoured At Vodafone NZ Music Awards

An exciting mix of new and seasoned Kiwi music talent has taken home the 21 Tui Awards at the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards announced tonight (Wednesday October 5) at the Aotea Centre-THE EDGE® in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00041.htm


16: Resignation Of CYFS Chief Executive

The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble, said it is with reluctance that he has accepted the resignation of the Chief Executive of the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Paula Tyler.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00038.htm


17: National Summit to Save Our (US) Elections – Day 1

In this report: - Activist Attorney Paul Lehto Makes a Strong Case - VotersUnite.Org's Theisen Explains How Citizens have "Outsourced" the Voting and Tabulation Process to Corporations - A Huge Opportunity in New Mexico and Three Weeks to Raise the Money ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00003.htm


18: Aust. Border Security: Biometrics, Passport Alerts

Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone today said trials of two new systems at Sydney airport could help dramatically strengthen Australia’s border security.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00029.htm


19: NZ sponsors assured Niger children safe

New Zealand child sponsors will be relieved that their sponsored children are not suffering from the severe food crisis in Niger, says World Vision Niger's child sponsorship coordinator, Hannatou Hassane. Ms Hassane has just visited the most severely affected ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00048.htm


20: No New Nuclear Transfers to Iran, Say U.S.

Washington -- A top U.S. arms control and nonproliferation official has called on all governments to prohibit new nuclear transfers to Iran and to freeze activity on all ongoing nuclear projects with that country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00082.htm


21: Greens Shouldn’t Waste Time With Greed Merchants

Despite a well intentioned and highly publicized meeting, big business still finds the Green Party scary. By the way the media has portrayed this it seems like we are all supposed to be worried that the ‘anti-business Greens’ may well form part of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00076.htm


22: Falloon Shall Be Missed - Peters

Rt Hon Winston Peters has expressed his sadness over the passing of former New Zealand politician Hon John Falloon.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00023.htm


23: Average Risk of Tropical Cyclones in SW Pacific

For most tropical South Pacific countries the chances of tropical cyclone activity are near normal for the coming season, according to NIWA climate scientist Dr Jim Salinger.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0510/S00012.htm


24: Diversity honoured at NZ Music Awards

An exciting mix of new and seasoned Kiwi music talent has taken home the 21 Tui Awards at the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards announced tonight (Wednesday October 5) at the Aotea Centre-THE EDGE® in Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0510/S00047.htm


25: Interview with PM Howard on Bali bombings

Last night I spoke to the President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. I expressed my condolences to him on the loss of Indonesian lives, he in turn expressed his sadness at the loss of Australian lives and the injuries that had been done. He assured me ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0510/S00093.htm


26: Alastair Thompson and Simon Pound on 95bFM

Alastair Thompson and Simon Pound discuss the latest from Wellington and the New Zealand political scene.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0510/S00086.htm


27: Chief Executive Resigns

Child, Youth and Family’s Chief Executive Paula Tyler has tendered her resignation from the position for family reasons and will be returning to Canada. Her resignation has been accepted by the State Services Commissioner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00039.htm


28: Average Incomes Increase

Average weekly gross income for all people from all sources was $586 in the June 2005 quarter, up 5.8 percent from the June 2004 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Average weekly income from all sources was $738 for males and $442 for females.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00034.htm


29: Bill English Chapman Lecture – 3 October 2005

Last week the class photos came home. In one photo there were only three names I would identify as traditional Kiwi names, and they belonged to the only three obviously European faces.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0510/S00015.htm


30: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #110

It is with great sadness that we must report that David Wakim, a much-loved Auckland activist and a tireless champion of the rights of the Palestinian people, has died suddenly whilst traveling in Namibia at age 60. David was an inspirational man who ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0510/S00032.htm

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