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Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 9 November 2007



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

1: Collins: Stealing Ohio 2004 – The Case Heats Up

Michael Collins

April, 2007. Columbus, Ohio. 56 of 88 Ohio counties defied a federal court order and failed to return some or all of the 2004 presidential ballots that they were ordered to retain indefinitely.

2: Rural Bulletin Survey Results: Snapshot…

Rural Women

We received 362 responses from Rural Bulletin readers within the timeframe (more came in afterwards). Of these 185 were from people living in rural areas, 66 from people in small towns and 94 from people in cities. Our thanks go to you all.

3: Scoop Top 30 Daily Ratings 8 November 2007

Scoop Daily Ratings

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

4: Five More "Terror" Accused Get Bail In Auckland

Joseph Barratt

Five more of the "12" terror accused - who are no longer "terror" accused - have been granted bail in the Auckland High Court including the alleged leader of the group Maori Activist Tame Iti.

5: Six Bailed In Aftermath Of "Terror" Decision

Joseph Barratt

Another six people from the recent police raids across the country were granted bail today.

6: Country Music Honors Best Talent At CMA Awards

VOA News

The 41st annual Country Music Association, CMA, Awards were handed out November 7 in Nashville. This year's winners included several predicted favorites, as well as a couple of surprises.

7: U.S .Black Hawk Crash In Italy Kills Five

American Forces Press Service

Five U.S. servicemembers died today after a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in northern Italy. Eleven U.S. servicemembers were aboard the helicopter, which was attached to 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment.

8: Indonesia Vs. Samples For Avian Flu Vaccines

US Information Service

All countries except Indonesia are sharing human samples of the H5N1 avian flu virus with the WHO Global Influenza Surveillance Network so experts can assess the risk that a viral strain might mutate to pass easily from person to person and so diagnostic ...

9: Bennett being mischievous over Sunday schools

New Zealand Government

National’s associate education spokesperson Paula Bennett is being misleading and mischievous by claiming Sunday schools risk closure under the Education Act when the same regulations were in place for nine years of a National government, Education ...

10: Parrot eggs seized at airport

Ministry Of Customs

A 21-year-old South African national, Pillipus Fourie, was convicted in Manukau District Court today for attempting to illegally smuggle parrot eggs into New Zealand.

11: Family Party Opposes Sunday School Licensing

The Family Party

Paul Adams, Deputy Leader of The Family Party said today that the idea of the government forcing churches to license their Sunday Schools was further evidence of unwelcomed state interference in family and community life.

12: Protest campaign to shut down company testing dogs

Save The Beagles

Protest campaign will shut down company testing on beagle dogs Animal rights activists are launching a campaign to shut down a Hawkes Bay company that experiments on beagle dogs. Valley Animal Research Centre (VARC), based in Whakatu, Hastings, ...

13: Pan Pacific Winners to World Cup Opening Ceremony

Solid Energy NZ

Eighteen players and their coaches from Huntly’s Kia Ora Netball Club will take their seats, as guests of the New World Netball World Championships 2007, at tomorrow night’s Opening Ceremony to cheer on the Silver Ferns in the opening game against ...

14: New Minister should clarify answers

New Zealand National Party

National Party Associate Education spokeswoman Paula Bennett says Chris Carter is dissembling.

15: Locke calls for Terrorism Bill to be halted

Green Party

Green Party Human Rights Spokesperson Keith Locke is calling for the Government to withdraw the Terrorism Suppression Amendment Bill, currently before Parliament, in the light of the forthcoming Law Commission review of the 2002 Terrorism Suppression ...

16: Taliban Leaders Captured In Afghanistan Identified

American Forces Press Service

Coalition forces today announced the positive identification of two Taliban members who were detained during an operation in late October to disrupt suicide-bomber operations in Afghanistan's Wardak province.

17: Questions And Answers - Thursday, 8 November 2007

Office of the Clerk

1. LYNNE PILLAY (Labour—Waitakere) to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Has she received any reports on the number of New Zealanders reliant on a benefit?

18: Top Scoop Stories - 09 November 2007 News Summary

The Scoop Editor

"Terror" No More / Seals /Trans Fatty Acids / Meth Haul / Export & Trade / Wood Processors / Waikato Times / Passenger Aircraft /.Black Hawk Crash In Italy / Aung San Suu Kyi / Democracy, Authoritarianism, Terrorism In Pakistan / Georgia Election / Patagonia.

19: Short Film Banned

Show Me Shorts

Short film ‘The Game’ may be banned from playing in New Zealand by the Office of Film and Literature Classification.

20: PHA: Some School Handwashing Facilities Appalling

Public Health Association

Public Health Association (PHA) Director Dr Gay Keating is urging all people – but especially school boards of trustees – to take action in response to new research that has found New Zealanders are lax when it comes to washing their hands.

21: Biggest Rock Event Weekend Ever In NZ

Capital C Concerts

Easter 2008 Will See The Capital Explode With Some Of The Greatest Legendary Bands On The Planet Play In A Two Day Double Concert Programme At The Westpac Stadium.

22: Taxpayer Funded Activism

Muriel Newman

In the wake of last month’s Police raids, Tuhoe activists have asked to be left alone to establish an independent Tuhoe nation. They say that they will take up arms to defend their right to live as they please, as a country within a country.

23: Release The Evidence Says Peters

New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters has suggested that those caught up in the military style training camp raids could waive any rights to have the police evidence against them suppressed so that the whole case becomes public knowledge.

24: Public Address 9/11/07 - Tapped Out & Meanwhile...

Public Address

I'm glad that the 12 won't be charged under the Terrorism Suppression Act. I'm glad that Howard Broad has indicated some process of conciliation with the people of Ruatoki is underway. I'm glad I live in a country where the senior non-political law official ...

25: Feedback: Response to 'homophobic' SPCS Release

Scoop Feedback

The SPCS are clearly prejudice against sexual minorities. This kind of homophobia puts undue stress on gay/lesbian/bisexual youth and impairs educational performance. Not just for sexual minorities but for all students. We need to equip teachers with ...

26: 33rd America's Cup starts on July 18th 2009

33rd Americas Cup

Barcelona, 8 November 2007 - At a press conference in Barcelona today, AC Management (ACM), the event authority for the 33rd America's Cup, presented the new Competition Regulations, including the event format and schedule, and elaborated on the new AC90 ...

27: Images & Audio: Collins & Minto On Terror Charges

David McLellan

Dr Collins announced yesterday he will not be granting leave for charges to be laid under the "Terrorism Suppression Act" against 12 people arrested on October 15th. After reading out a prepared statement Dr Collins took questions from the media. ...

28: Waikato Times Edges into Number Four Position


The Waikato Times has moved against the national trend for newspaper circulation, and increased its average daily circulation to 42,152, becoming the country’s fourth largest daily newspaper.

29: Police Disappointed In Terrorism Ruling


LAWFUEL - Legal News & Jobs - Police are disappointed in the decision of Solicitor General David Collins' failure to authorise the laying of terrorism charges against those arrested in recent Police raids in the North Island, but satisfied that they ...

30: Harawira - Terrorism Suppression Bill 3rd Reading

The Maori Party

Mr Speaker, over the past couple of days, comments I made about this Terrorism Suppression Bill seem to have generated some heated debate from politicians, both inside and outside of this House.


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