The Weekend's top 30 rating items on Scoop were...
1: Scoop Images: Hurricanes Jeanne, Karl And Lisa
Following close in the wake of hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan, three new hurricanes - Jeanne, Karl and Lisa - are
now meandering around the Atlantic Ocean and bringing a sense of unease to those living in coastal areas of the United
2: Why Not Just Genetically Engineer Women For Milk?
MAdGE (Mothers Against Genetic Engineering in Food and the Environment) today launched a highly controversial billboard
campaign in Auckland and Wellington to provoke public debate about the social and cultural ethics of genetic engineering
in New Zealand.
3: FAQs Re Light Engineer Group To Iraq
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding The Deployment Of The New Zealand Light Engineer Group To Iraq
4: Calling For Breast-Cancer Volunteer Collectors
Volunteer Collectors are urgently needed between 11.00am & 1.30pm on Saturday 4th September to help raise money for breast cancer awareness at the 'Great Race' Gallagher
5: Israeli Soldiers Force Palestinian to Drink Urine
GAZA - An Israeli newspaper revealed one more example of the sadistic treatment, Israeli soldiers extend to the
Palestinian civilians, crossing the different checkpoints in the occupied Palestinian territories, after reporting a
story about a Palestinian ...
6: Images: Departing LOTR Stars Meet Their Planes
The Lord of the Ring's stars come face to face with themselves on the side of Air NZ planes as they bid New Zealand
goodbye at Wellington Airport before boarding the Air New Zealand 767 emblazoned with giant images of the characters
Aragorn and Arwen.
7: Obasanjo To Brief Security Council On Darfur
African Union (AU) Chairman and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo is slated to brief the United Nations Security
Council tomorrow on the situation in Sudan's strife-torn Darfur region, where thousands of people are dying every month
and 1.45 million have ...
8: DU: Washington's Secret Nuclear War
Illegal weapons of mass destruction have not only been found in Iraq but have been used against Iraqis and have even
killed US troops. But Washington and its allies have tried to cover up this outrage because the chief culprit is the US
itself, argue ...
9: Congressional Republicans Admit What Bush Hides
Bush: “We’re going to help train Iraqi police and army so they can defend themselves against the few who are trying to
stop the dreams of the many in that country. We’ll help them, and we’re making progress. We’re making progress. It’s
tough. Of course, ...
10: Images: Lord Of The Rings Exhibition At Te Papa
In anticipation of the release of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the central instalment in
writer/director/producer Peter Jackson's epic trilogy based on the J.R.R. Tolkien masterpiece, Te Papa proudly announces
a world exclusive and a bold ...
11: Inside A U.S. Election Vote Counting Program
Publication of this story marks a watershed in American political history. It is offered freely for publication in full
or part on any and all internet forums, blogs and noticeboards. All other media are also encouraged to utilise material.
12: Annan Urges Nations To Ratify Nuke Test-Ban Treaty
Welcoming today's statement of 42 countries in support of the global pact banning nuclear tests, Secretary-General Kofi
Annan has urged those countries which have not yet signed or ratified the treaty to do so immediately so that it takes
13: Pravda On The Potomac
On Monday, August 2, a federal crime was committed in plain view of millions of Americans and millions more abroad. A
Pakistani intelligence mole, crucial in the “war” against al Qaeda, was outed by an individual in the Bush
14: Oil and gas discovery in Taranaki
Natural gas and oil have been discovered at the Radnor site, near Stratford in Taranaki, by Bridge Petroleum Limited, a
New Zealand company.
15: Changing Guard at Organization of American States
• Selected at last June’s meeting by the Organization of American States (OAS) to replace outgoing Secretary General
Cesar Gaviria, former Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez Echeverria assumed his new post today at a special
meeting of the ...
16: Scoop Link: Cat Stevens Slams U.S. Deportation
Reuters -- LONDON - Muslim convert and former pop star Cat Stevens returned to Britain on Thursday after his deportation
from the U.S. over "potential" terrorism links sparked an Anglo-American diplomatic row.
17: A Profound Failure of Leadership
Minister of Education Trevor Mallard’s attacks on schools over alleged sexism and time-wasting during powhiri reflects
not a problem in schools but a profound failure of leadership in education.
18: Hubbard denies being the Prime Minister’s ‘Toy-Boy
Top-polling Auckland mayoralty candidate Dick Hubbard has endured attacks from right-wingers determined to spoil his
chances of ousting the incumbent, John Banks. But Hubbard tells Scoop’s Yasmine Ryan he will overcome the sleaze thrown
19: Journos to take Herald to court
Journalists at the NZ Herald have resolved today to take their employer to court over the company’s refusal to apply
their employment agreement to workers on the Sunday edition.
20: Storm: 600 dead in Haiti & Dominican Republic
21 September 2004 – More than 600 people are dead and at least 1,000 others missing after Tropical Storm Jeanne tore
through northern Haiti and the Dominican Republic at the weekend, the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti
(MINUSTAH) reported ...
21: Haiti: Smoldering on the Edge of Chaos
Six months after the abrupt and violence-laced departure of constitutionally elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide,
and over three months after the deployment of U.N. peacekeeping units which were hailed as an instrument for order and
stability in ...
22: Global Peace And Justice Auckland Newsletter #69
The GPJA forum Monday October 4 will be about peoples struggles for justice and self-determination in the Pacific. If
you want to know more from the Mayoral candidates check out the Maori Party sponsored debates this week. If you like
Cuban music check out their ...
23: Scoop: Top Scoops + Just Politics
Depleted Uranium Use In Iraq Making Population And Soldiers Sick - Govt Moves To Issue Zimbabweans Permanent Residency -
Quartet Wakes Up And Demands Israel Meet Road Map Obligations - Police Apologise Over Zaoui/FIS/Terror Link Mistake -
24: Satire: Bill Of Rights Authenticity In Question
Blogosphere-- Fresh on the heels of discrediting memos run by 60 Minutes regarding George W. Bush's service in the Air
National Guard, web logs on conservative websites are now questioning the authenticity of another famous document.
25: Suzan Mazur: John Deuss - The Manhattan projects
IT'S been a while since I've had a conversation with Bermuda-based oil maverick John Deuss. But what comes to mind after
reading about the fatal helicopter crash of Group Menatep's managing director (turned intelligence agency informant),
Stephen Curtis, ...
26: Martin LeFevre: An Abyss of Human Feeling
A piece of music can bring forth the deepest emotions within one; powerful feelings that you didn’t even know were
there. I had intended to write a completely different piece, but then I listened to Beethoven’s string quartet, Opus
27: Diebold Memos Disclose Florida 2000 E-Voting Fraud
Something very strange happened in Volusia County on election night November 2000, the night that first Gore won
Florida, then Bush, and then as everybody can so well remember there was a tie.
28: Newman On-Line: Grassroots Democracy
This week, Newman On-Line looks at the controversial issue of underage abortion, and asks if parents have the right to
29: World Views Bush Admin. With Disdain And Fear
Much of the World Views Bush Administration Policies with Disdain and Fear - Interview with David Cadman, deputy mayor
of the City of Vancouver, British Columbia, conducted by Scott Harris
30: In For A Penny: News Digest
Now for this week I thought I’d have a quick look at a couple of papers for rather different reasons, the Guardian
Weekly and the NBR. First up, because it is always good to start with something positive first thing in the morning, The
Guardian Weekly, ...