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Top 30 Items On Scoop For Monday

Top 30 Items On Scoop For Monday Date: 19/Dec/2005

1: WTO: Who Is Responsible For The Violence?

The parallel worlds of protesters who say the WTO is destroying the lives of people in North and South, and of trade ministers who desperately seek a cosmetic deal that can keep the WTO alive, finally met last night when a mass mobilization forced the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00196.htm


2: Kellogg's "New Oil" A Turn-off at Breakfast

The announcement by Kellogg's that they will use Monsanto’s 'nutritionally altered', low linoleic soybean oil (Vistive) is a major consumer turn-off and a risk to health.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00247.htm


3: Jason Leopold: The Case Against Karl Rove

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald met with the second grand jury investigating the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson for several hours Friday. Unless Rove's attorney intervenes at the 11th hour yet again, Fitzgerald is expected to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00194.htm


4: Haiti: 3 UN Peacekeepers Injured In Ambush

Three soldiers serving with the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) were injured in an attack on Friday, the UN reported today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00312.htm


5: Condoleezza Rice On Fox News with Brit Hume

QUESTION: Characterize, if you will, how well this -- or badly -- this has gone in Iraq today?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00319.htm


6: British Mercenaries Shooting at Baghdad Motorists

Security contractors of the so-called "Victory" Group of the British mercenary Firm Aegis Defense Services have committed the ultimate war crime: the indiscriminate killing of civilians as part of a "game", not a video game but a real game of shooting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00108.htm


7: I’m Just Not The Same Person I Was Before Iraq

“I’m Just Not The Same Person I Was Before Iraq” Interview with Spc. Michael Harmon , OIF Vet and Combat Medic 12/18/05 Coalition For Free Thought In Media

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00219.htm


8: TeenScreen - New York Times - Danger Signs

Maybe my expectations are too high. All of my life I've put a lot of stock in a story if I read it in the New York Times. In hindsight, I must admit that I found the whole saga of the planted WMD stories, that in large part helped the administration push ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00221.htm


9: Jason Miller: The Iron Fist of Jesus

How much damage will men like George Bush, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Sam Brownback, Ralph Reed, and Rick Santorum inflict before reason prevails and they are unmasked as the twisted, malevolent charlatans that they are? Fundamentalist Christians, adherents ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00167.htm


10: ACT's The Letter – 19 December 2005

Liberty is safe as parliament is adjourned for the summer. Peters loses his electoral petition. The Herald poll puts Labour ahead.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00281.htm


11: Letter From NZ Jewish Council To Iran's President

Your comments casting doubt on the Holocaust, and calling for Israelis to be relocated to Europe and North America are totally unacceptable to New Zealand, New Zealanders and the New Zealand Jewish community Our Foreign Minister, Rt. Hon Winston Peters, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0512/S00154.htm


12: Talks Continue Around Clock In Search Of Consensus

WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and Hong Kong Ministerial Conference Chair John Tsang released a revision of the draft ministerial declaration to Members at approximately 2 p.m. on 17 December. Notable additions to the 7 December draft presented to ministers ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00300.htm


13: Bush's NSA can't be trusted with Waihopai data

New Zealand should immediately suspend the transfer of data intercepted by the Waihopai spy base to the US National Security Agency following revelations it could be being used for illegal purposes, Green Party Security and Intelligence Spokesperson Keith ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00275.htm


14: Cullen on BPS, latest economic and fiscal forecast

“After growing 25 per cent since 1999 against an OECD average of only 16 per cent, the New Zealand economy may be about to enter heavier waters,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00286.htm


15: Jewish protest at Iranian Embassy

Members of the Wellington Jewish community will demonstrate 12 noon, Monday 19 December outside the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Wellington [151 Te Anau Road, Hataitai].

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0512/S00139.htm


16: Ghali Hassan: The Crimes of U.S. ‘Democracy’

As the Occupation of Iraq is approaching three years, the mass murder of Iraqi civilians is not questioned, but normalised in Western conscience. President Bush reached the stage where he is able to make his own figure of Iraqi deaths, with no remorse or ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00213.htm


17: International Support for Iraqi Democracy - Rice

An Overview of International Support for Iraqi Democracy On the Eve of the December 15, 2005 Elections

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00334.htm


18: Good news (and bad news) for Air NZ engineers

The unions representing aircraft engineers are welcoming news that Air New Zealand is seriously considering their proposal to keep some heavy maintenance work in New Zealand, but say they are disappointed that engine work won’t be part of the package.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00259.htm


19: Screen Council To Target Training Courses

The New Zealand Screen Council today announced plans to target the quality of screen production training with a new website designed to help students choose entry-level courses.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED0512/S00077.htm


20: Presents Urgently Needed for Christmas Appeal

Close to 10,000 presents have been donated to Kmart’s Wishing Tree Appeal and The Salvation Army and Barnardos say they hope the generosity continues over the next week, to help struggling families around the country cope with Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0512/S00113.htm


21: Q and A : New Licensing System for Older Drivers

The new system will remove the mandatory on-road driving test that is currently needed to re-license at age 80 and two yearly afterwards. The medical certificate of fitness to drive will remain, however, with referral and support systems for GPs and health ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00295.htm


22: Travelcafe Vs Rotorua i-site

TravelCafe is an independent travel agency and tourism business, newly established in Rotorua, with branches in both Napier and Hastings. TravelCafe recently launched free internet access for travellers and tourists at all their locations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00255.htm


23: Interest free student loan costings

“The final costings for the interest free student loans policy justify Labour’s confidence in the policy’s affordability,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0512/S00277.htm


24: Local Company Strikes Trade Credit Deal

Local Company Strikes Deal to Provide $30 million Dollars of Trade Credit Financing to South Africa

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00256.htm


25: Condoleezza Rice on The Tony Snow Radio Show

QUESTION: So we had an election in Iraq. I think it's safe to say that it exceeded the expectations of many. You've just spent a week in Europe and many of our allies there had opposed the United States going into Iraq nearly three years ago. Should ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00324.htm


26: Spinal Cord Injury Cure One Step Closer

The CatWalk Trust has taken another step towards finding a cure for spinal cord injury with the announcement of its first funding allocation today. A total of $50,000 is to be split between two New Zealand based spinal cord injury research projects.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0512/S00064.htm


27: Putting Transatlantic Power to Work for Freedom

Daniel Fried , Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Address to the American Enterprise Institute Washington, DC December 14, 2005

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0512/S00328.htm


28: Kiwis Light Up Their Christmas In Grand Style

19 December 2005 - A North Canterbury house decorated with so many Christmas lights it is visible on the flight path into Christchurch, is the winner of The Warehouse's 'Light Up Your Home' competition.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0512/S00263.htm


29: Scoop Top 30 weekend Ratings - Dec. 17-18 2005

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00197.htm


30: Queen Street set for comeback

Work on transforming Auckland's iconic Queen Street into a world-class, people-friendly main street, will begin on 4 January 2006.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0512/S00129.htm

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