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Published: Fri 16 Nov 2001 07:55 AM
Yesterday's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
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1: Bin Laden Met with the CIA in July and Walked Away
FTW, November 2, 2001 – 1200 PST -- On October 31, the French daily Le Figaro dropped a bombshell. While in a Dubai hospital receiving treatment for a chronic kidney infection last July, Osama bin Laden met with a top CIA official - presumably the Chief of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00077.htm
2: Scoop Feedback: Demilitarising Aotearoa
Now as Alliance Party members seem to be into head-on collision with their leadership and parliamentary members, and therefore the Labour Government too, I wonder if anyone will take a longer view of this sort of foreign policy problem so it will not keep ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00087.htm
3: Oracle Delivers A First In J2EE With New Java Tool
Oracle Corp., the world's largest enterprise software company, today announced that it will complete delivery of its Oracle9i generation of technology with Oracle9i Jdeveloper: a major Java tool innovation that offers application developers unprecedented ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00018.htm
4: Govt. Turns Record Keeping Into Profit Taking
“The recent decision by the Government to substantially increase the charges for accessing information or records held by its department of Births Deaths and Marriages, will come as a most unpleasant surprise when they are required to now pay a grossly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00270.htm
5: Behind the Veil: Women Have Their Own Culture
Being a woman in the Middle East is an art in itself. The western woman in general is very frank, casual and extroverted. The Middle Eastern woman, and in particular the Saudi woman is not. Women here almost have a culture all to themselves.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00096.htm
6: BBC Transcript Of Osama Bin Laden Statement
Transcript Of Message From Shaykh Usaamah Ibn Laadin (Osama bin Laden) broadcast November 3rd by Al-Jazeera satellite television channel
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00049.htm
7: Keith Rankin: Auckland Traffic Blues
Auckland has a serious traffic problem. Not congestion. Strangulation. Spaghetti Junction and its tentacles already surround over 200 degrees of the central business district (CBD). This motorway interchange primarily serves to get traffic past the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00095.htm
8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day –15 November
Today's questions of the day concerned: Economic Development – Susan Bathgate - NZ Economy – Tariana Turia – TPK Audit Of Training Programmes – Tariana Turia (And the Maori Land Court) – WTO Meeting Outcome – Susan Bathgate – NZ A State Of Australia? ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00097.htm
9: PC's Opinion: GE - Why They Don’t Get It
A restive audience sits shivering in a school gymnasium on a cold Auckland evening. They hear a scientist painstakingly explaining the exciting new technology of gene modification, yet they are not listening. His words cannot reach them. "What about ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00091.htm
10: Images: More Indymedia Anti-War Pictures
All images below originally published on Indymedia.org .
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00086.htm
11: Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 15 November
1. WILLIE JACKSON to the Minister for Economic Development: What recent reports has he received on New Zealand's economic development initiatives?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00296.htm
12: Six Questions Posed To Professor Noam Chomsky
(1) There has been an immense movement of troops and extreme use of military rhetoric, up to comments about terminating governments, etc. Yet, to many people there appears to be considerable restraint...what happened?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00014.htm
13: Scoop Feedback: Further To Demilitarising NZ
Thank you for publishing my letter on increasing this country's diplomatic role in international conflicts today (14 November). I feel it is important for me to say something about the "demilitarisation" title you gave it.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00092.htm
14: Scoop Images: Biker Envy
I was glad I had my digital camera with me the other weekend when I walked 'up town'. I saw this old guy sitting on his electric cart, one third of the way into the street around the Martinborough Square, just drinking in the sight of these guys across ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00088.htm
15: Waitakeres GE Decision is Silly
Waitakere District Council's decision to declare the city free of genetic engineering field trials is ridiculous, ACT leader Richard Prebble says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00299.htm
16: 3 Releases: NZers Among World's Top Entrepreneurs
New Zealand is one of the world's most entrepreneurial countries. It ranks second in the world behind Mexico and two percentage points ahead of third-place Australia in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2001.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0111/S00139.htm
17: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 14 November
Today's questions of the day concerned: Tariana Turia – Phonics Report – Skill Shortages – Tariana Turia – Opposition Health Policy – Police Interference – Susan Bathgate – New Medical Official – RTLBs – Health And Safety Bill – Communications Trumps – ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00089.htm
18: Sludge Report #119 - Superpower Summit Forecast
As this item is published US President George W. Bush and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are headed south to “The Ranch” for a superpower summit. And as has been oft reported before by this column. Where goes Dubya, there often follows a ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00098.htm
19: WTO All Night Talks Reported On Indymedia Via IRC
EDITOR’S NOTE: The WTO Doha meeting has gone all night Tuesday night and it is now around 8am Doha time. A new text is allegedly about to be presented though nobody has seen it yet (apparently). The following reports have been posted recently on ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00093.htm
20: Praise for WTO Head Mike Moore
Opposition Leader Bill English today praised former Prime Minister Mike Moore for his outstanding achievement in winning an historic agreement from the World Trade Organisation, which he now heads.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00298.htm
21: Anti-Bypass Action This Saturday - Park Up 2
"The anti-Bypass gardening movement is digging the dirt again literally this Saturday with 'Park Up 2'.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00098.htm
22: Trade Breakthrough a Headache for the Coalition
The welcome trade breakthrough in Doha has created another major headache for the Coalition Government, given the opposition to free trade regularly expressed by the Alliance and Green parties, Owen Jennings said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00297.htm
23: Kiwis Highly Entrepreneurial Nation
“New Zealanders are among the most highly entrepreneurial and innovative people in the world,” said Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton welcoming the news that New Zealand has ranked second in the world in a study of entrepreneurship.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00289.htm
24: No Cleavage Until Christmas
Another reason to love New Zealand: It’s still the only country in the world that will make the weather the lead item on the TV news, ahead of GM, the war on Afghanistan and the top ten New Zealand songs of the last 75 years.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00040.htm
25: Links: Le Figaro Reports CIA, bin Laden Contacts
The Front-Page lead story in French Newspaper Le Figaro on Wednesday, October 31, 2001 is that Osama bin Laden was in an American Hospital in Dubai, in July, and had contacts with the CIA. The story, also featured on Radio France Internationale and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0111/S00018.htm
26: Decisions Taken On Future Of The FM Band
Communications Minister Paul Swain and Broadcasting Minister Marian Hobbs today announced decisions on the future of the FM radio broadcasting band.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0111/S00294.htm
27: Entrepreneurial Biotech Company Wows Audience
A2 Corporation received strong international interest in the commercialisation of A2 milk, as a result of the IDF World Dairy Summit held in Auckland last week.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0111/S00015.htm
28: 'Lord Of The Rings' Tickets On Sale Nov 15th
Thousands of lucky movie fans will be able to enjoy the first ever public screening of 'Lord of the Rings' in Hoyts cinemas around New Zealand at one minute past midnight on 20th December.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0111/S00038.htm
29: Doha Meeting Crushes NZ Govt’s Free Trade Hopes
The end of the 4th World Trade Organization Ministerial meeting in Doha, Qatar today should signal the end of an era in New Zealand’s trade policy, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, an Arena analyst.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0111/S00097.htm
30: 10th Mountain Division Soldiers - Uzbekistan
DoD News Briefing Soldiers Of The 10th Mountain Division - Uzbekistan Friday, November 2, 2001 - 10:00 a.m. EST
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0111/S00076.htm
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