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Published: Wed 20 Nov 2002 09:17 AM
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Yesterday’s top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: American Coup: Mid-Term Election Polls vs Actuals
Scoop’s analysis found shows that - according to the polls - the Republican Party experienced a pronounced last minute swing in its favour of between 4 and 16 points. Remarkably this last minute swing appears to have been concentrated in its effects ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00078.htm
2: Elle Intimates Strips Off With Billboard Campaign
Rush-hour traffic was treated to a striptease in Auckland today as the second of two new Elle Mapcherson Intimates billboards were unveiled by a pair of Kiwifire dancers.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0210/S00031.htm
3: Washington Sniper - Terrorist Or Informer?
That John Allen Muhammad, nee John Allen Williams and several aliases, was known to the U.S. Government long before the "sniper" shooting spree is fast becoming apparent. There are just too many instances where authorities should have investigated, arrested ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00116.htm
4: Soundtrack For A Secret Country
Music has moved many of us to act, and inspires us in our work for justice and liberation. Close friends and comrades tell of how music has helped form, frame and inflame their political consciousness and hunger for justice. While much of the world is being ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00124.htm
5: UQ Wire: Osama Is Under Your Bed
It's been a nervous week. Every night before bed, I've taken a broom handle and thrust it under my bed. Each time, I'm waiting for the "Oof!" Osama is under there, I just know it. If the President says it, it must be true, right? One of these nights, I'll ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00122.htm
6: Questions For Oral Answer - Tuesday, 19 November
1. Hon BILL ENGLISH to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by the statement in the Speech from the Throne in December 1999 that Article Three of the Treaty of Waitangi implies equality in the rights of citizenship; if so, why?
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00411.htm
7: UQ Wire: Gore Vidal‘s The Enemy Within
Gore Vidal is America’s most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America’s response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0210/S00205.htm
8: Barbara O’Brien: Playing Politics With Our Lives
Creation of the Homeland Security Department will be the biggest reorganization of government since the Defense Department was established in 1947. The new department will combine the Coast Guard, the Customs Service, the Secret Service, the Federal ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00123.htm
9: Diary Of A Protest – A NZer At WTO Sydney
"Diary of a protest" are the verbatim email reports from Garrick Martin of Wellington who attended the WTO mini-ministerial protests in Sydney last week, which has been largely misreported and misunderstood.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00117.htm
10: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing
More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0209/S00105.htm
11: What About Property Owners' Rights?
Private land owners in Welcome Bay whose properties have been made wähi tapu by the Historic Places Trust should not have their rights overridden, ACT Justice Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00408.htm
12: Maori Cyberterrorism Vs LEGO Leads To Reprisals
New Zealand website Aotearoalive.com has been threatened with hacker attacks from a group calling itself the Army of Free Speech following a denial of service hacker attack earlier this week on a website run by a subsidiary of LEGO by an anonymous ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00055.htm
13: Scoop Link: U.S. Considering Resuming Nuke Tests
The Bush administration is laying the groundwork for the resumption of nuclear testing and the development of new nuclear weapons, according to a memo obtained by Knight Ridder.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00121.htm
14: Bill English Speech to NZ Institute of Directors
On election night, an occasion I have good reason to remember, I spoke about the heritage of the National Party, how my party has represented the best of our national character. The question I have heard most often since then is this. “What does National ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00405.htm
15: Abbott Murder Trial: Police Used Excessive Force
The trial of Senior Constable Keith Abbott, who shot dead 23 year old Steven Wallace in Waitara on 30 April 2000, opened before Justice Chambers and a packed Courtroom 3 at the High Court in Wellington today. Security was tight, with members of the ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00119.htm
16: Flying Kiwi ready to take on the best
High flying Kiwi freestyle moto-x (FMX) rider Nick Franklin gets a great opportunity to demonstrate what he’s made of when he takes on two of the world’s best in Wellington next week (November 23 & 24).
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0211/S00149.htm
17: National defines principles over breakfast
National Party leader Bill English has launched a wide ranging attack on the Government's politically correct initiatives and outlined his Party's principles at a breakfast meeting in Wellington.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00416.htm
18: CBC Fundraiser - Lord Of The Rings spectacular
Campaign for a Better City (CBC), is organising a spectacular Lord of the Rings evening at the Embassy Theatre. The fundraising event includes an early screening of The Two Towers and spot prizes, and cinemagoers will be encouraged to dress up as their ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0211/S00089.htm
19: Clark's Comments On FTA: Absurd And Inappropriate
Prime Minister Helen Clark's claim that ACT and National do not want a free trade agreement for party political reasons is absurd and not an appropriate comment for a prime minister to make, ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00407.htm
20: Firas Al-Atraqchi: When The Master Whips The Slave
Plantation owner whips slave (non-white, non-blue-eyed, non-European) for coming up short on the cotton. Slave cries out for mercy saying there was no more cotton to be picked. Whitey beats slave savagely for daring to protest and for the speculation ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00113.htm
21: Hon Bill English’s broadside at business
In referring to Hon Bill English’s broadside at business, Auckland Chamber Chief Executive Michael Barnett said that business organizations had lobbied, consulted, negotiated and compromised with the present Government as vigorously and consistently ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00149.htm
22: Biased Report Lacks Credibility
The report blaming economic reform for harming New Zealand children is completely skewed by political correctness and a left-wing agenda, ACT Social Welfare Spokesman Dr Muriel Newman said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00420.htm
23: Poll writes off extreme claims on immigration
“The One Network News poll on immigration tonight shows that most people think Winston Peter’s claims are inciting problems between different ethnic groups,” says National’s Ethnic Affairs Spokesperson Pansy Wong.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00404.htm
24: Conservative DLC Biggest Loser in 2002 Election
Conservative Democratic Leadership Council Biggest Loser in 2002 Election * Democrats who sided with Bush's tax and Iraq war policies lose seats in House and Senate
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00120.htm
25: SCOOP: AMERICAN COUP FULL COVERAGE
November 5th 2002 - The U.S. mid-term elections see the Republican Party take control of all three branches of the U.S. Government. Not everybody believes the remarkable last minute swing in vote in key seats was purely down to George W. Bush's good luck. ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0211/S00114.htm
26: Centres of Research Excellence push boundaries
A further two Centres of Research Excellence were announced today – bringing to seven the number of world-class research centres the government hopes will make a major contribution to New Zealand’s future economic and social development.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00409.htm
27: Final Meal for Animal Abusers
Delegates of the Eighth Pacific Rim Biotechnology Conference will be holding a dinner tonight, November 19, at the Auckland Museum, and animal rights protesters will be present outside, from 7pm, ensuring that it is an incredible unpleasant meal. The ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00147.htm
28: Dean appointed to trans-tasman School of Govt
State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed the announcement of the appointment of Professor Allan Fels as foundation dean of the new Australia and New Zealand School of Government.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0211/S00410.htm
29: Massive GE Free Rally shows opposition strong
An estimated ten thousand plus people marched in saturday’s GE Free Rally, showing opposition to GE release is as strong as ever despite a year of government smokescreens on the issue.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0211/S00136.htm
30: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!
Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm
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