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Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - Nov. 26-27 2005

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The weekend’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Extreme Bush: The Good, Bad & Ugly

I watched the newscast footage of Bush addressing an election-eve rally in Virginia a few weeks ago, and the guy looked and sounded somewhat inebriated, slurring his words, a goofy grin on his face, oversized mannerisms.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00310.htm


2: Scoop Audio: Manning, McCarten, Amos On RadioLive

Audio: Selwyn Manning, Matt McCarten, Tony Amos – RadioLive's media pack, discuss: Benson-Pope & tennis balls; Winston Peters/media scrap; coalition govt; bird flu; TVNZ inquiry; Commonwealth sec-gen Don McKinnon saying trade comes before democracy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00324.htm


3: Audio: Robert Fisk Speaks On Middle East

Audio courtesy of L.A. Sound Posse - Robert Fisk: Report From The Middle East, U.C.L.A. ....in association with an introduction of his latest book "The Great War for Civilization: The Conquest of the Middle East".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00245.htm


4: A Week Of It: Media Blasts From The Past

A Week of It had a chinwag with ACT leader Rodney Hide recently and shot the breeze on the topic of broadcasting. This week an inquiry regarding TVNZ begins in no small part thanks to Mr Hide's urgings. Sadly, Mr Hide's own forays into broadcasting remained ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00319.htm


5: www.mccully.co.nz 25 November 2005

They are touchy, touchy people over at GNS Science – the Crown Research Institute previously called the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd. Asked by the worldwide headquarters most excellent analysts to supply the budgets and rationale ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00386.htm


6: Leopold: Woodward Provides Clues About His Source

Embattled Washington Post editor Bob Woodward provided an important clue that may help shed light on the identity of the person who told him in June 2003 that Valerie Plame Wilson was a CIA agent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00303.htm


7: Sharples: Labour's Double-standards

The Maori Party today has raised the question about Labour's treatment of David Benson-Pope in contrast to their response to two of its Ministers in the Maori Affairs portfolio.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00397.htm


8: Dazzling Digital Artistry on Display at Otago

The latest in cutting-edge computer graphics and animation artistry from around the world will be publicly showcased at a major conference hosted by the University of Otago next week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0511/S00086.htm


9: Worlds First Starbucks Strike Spreads To 10 Stores

Workers from stores across Auckland walked off the job today to join the world’s first Starbucks strike, held on Auckland’s counter-culture café strip, Karangahape Rd, New Zealand.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00182.htm


10: Another Australian deported by Immigration

"Any talk of 'culture change' within Australia's Department of Immigration following the Vivian Solon and Cornelia Rau debacles and the more than 200 listed cases of unlawful deportation and imprisonment in immigration detention amounts to hypocricy ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00473.htm


11: Merkel, first German woman elected Chancellor

Germany has its first woman Chancellor, something of a milestone in postwar German history. In a parliamentary ballot held this morning (November 22) Angela Merkel (CDU) received 397 votes, considerably more than the simple majority needed to be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00472.htm


12: Ethiopia & Eritrea Trade Blame For Rising Tensions

At a United Nations-chaired meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, representatives of Ethiopia and Eritrea traded blame for the rising tensions along their shared border but pledged not to escalate them further, the UN Mission in the two Horn of Africa countries ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00489.htm


13: UN Rapporteur's Preliminary Report

Below is the preliminary report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous People. The rapporteur, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, visited New Zealand from 16 to 25 November, investigating the state of Maori in New Zealand. He met with a range of Government ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00323.htm


14: Energy Demand Prompts Fresh Interest in Bio-Energy

New Zealand’s small bio-energy industry will have the opportunity to enter a new phase of research and collaboration on Monday (November 28) when more than 50 specialists meet in Christchurch to explore new approaches to producing fuel gas from biomass.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC0511/S00055.htm


15: Peters refutes allegations of immigration debate

Allegations made in the media to the effect that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rt Hon Winston Peters is in some way involved with leading a debate on immigration whilst attending CHOGM this week in Malta, are “totally inaccurate and the direct ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00384.htm


16: Guatemala: Killings of women continue unchallenged

On 12 August 2005, Claudina Isabel Velázquez Paíz, a 19-year-old law student left her home in Guatemala City to go to university. It was the last time her family saw her alive.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00468.htm


17: Nguyen Tuong Van Will Be Hanged on Dec. 2

1. This is to inform you that the death sentence passed on Nguyen Tuong Van will be carried out on 2 Dec 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00364.htm


18: Dunne corrects Collins - again

Revenue Minister Peter Dunne expressed disappointment tonight that National's social welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins had succumbed again to the cheap and easy option of misrepresenting the Government's reforms on child support payments.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00396.htm


19: Video: Unite Gives Starbucks a Taste Of Union

Scoop Video: Unite Union launched its SupersizeMyPay Campaign today with a crowd of about 100 people gathered to send a message to Starbucks and other fast-food and cafe outlets to give their workers a fair deal. Worldwide, this is the first time ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00285.htm


20: Rule of law has replaced Rule of the stronger

Since the Nuremberg Trials crimes against peace, war crimes, and crimes against humanity have been punishable under international law. These trials laid the foundation for the development of an international judiciary system.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00471.htm


21: China to Minimize River Pollution Impact on Russia

The Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the government will try its utmost to minimize the impact of the contamination of northeast China's Songhua River on neighboring parts of Russia, including intensifying monitoring and water quality control measures.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00476.htm


22: Playcentre Leads With National Parenting Programme

This weekend the New Zealand Playcentre Federation is holding the national launch of its new programme for first-time parents with young babies. Robynn Kopua, president of the NZPF noted that, "While the government is calling for parenting initiatives ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00204.htm


23: Rehabilitation, Reconstruction in quake-hit areas

Rehabilitation, Reconstruction in quake-hit areas and development process in country should move in tandem: President

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00475.htm


24: News Brief from Fiji

Sydney Olympic Games glamour girl Cathy Freeman is willing to give advice to Fiji's athletes before they compete in world championships. Now retired from the international arena, Freeman arrived into the country yesterday and will be at the FMF Dome tonight ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0511/S00474.htm


25: Skateboarders Lend A Hand At Grey Lynn Festival

The Grey Lynn festival will be treated to more than just stalls and music tomorrow when local skateboarders join forces with the Unite workers union to raise public awareness of low wages.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0511/S00205.htm


26: Goff: NZ in the international environment

Can I begin by thanking Massey University and the Chief of Army, Major-General Jerry Mateparae, for inviting me to address the conference today. The topic I have been given, "New Zealand in the International Environment" is particularly challenging ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00395.htm


27: 23 November 2005 - Questions And Answers

1. Dr ASHRAF CHOUDHARY (Labour) to the Minister of Education: How is the Government supporting innovation in New Zealand schools?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00346.htm


28: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics

Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS: A Week Of It: Does Gibbs World Service Have The Answers For TVNZ? Malta: Peters Refutes Media Reports That He Led Immigration Debate Govt Recommends Geoffrey Palmer To Be Law Commission President ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0511/S00322.htm


29: Fitzsimons: Surely the time is now?

Opening address of 'Solar 2005' - the Australian and New Zealand Solar Energy Society conference at the University of Otago, Dunedin, delivered 8.45am, 28 November 2005.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00402.htm


30: Labour's no-show at conference speaks volumes

National's Associate Education spokeswoman for International Education, Pansy Wong, says she is concerned at the Clark/Peters Government's snubbing of a major international education conference.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0511/S00401.htm


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