Scoop's top three rating stories and press releases yesterday were:
TOP THREE STORIES
It often happens that fame goes to the people or things which deserve it the least.Take Rene Descartes, for example. Now he was an interesting guy. His most useful contribution to human civilization was undoubtedly his work on geometry and algebra, in that it provided a foundation for much of modern mathematics.
Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 27 July 1999
An eagle eyed reader of the Scoop last Thursday saw amazing similarities between 'Tetraplegic Jailed For Medicinal Cannabis' and a story running along the same lines on the BBC website (bbc.co.uk) In New Zealand, tetraplegic Danuiel Clark came to the notice of the media after he complained about his treatment in prison.
TOP THREE PRESS RELEASES
The Alliance has released parliamentary questions that admit Telecom's 0867 proposal to charge for local calls to the internet breach the Kiwishare, prompting Laila Harré to call for the 0867 proposal to be immediately dropped.
Labour state services spokesperson Trevor Mallard said Prime Minister Jenny Shipley should investigate a serious complaint against the behaviour of Transport Minister Maurice Williamson while he was on recent Government business overseas. A Hamilton businessman wrote a letter to Labour outlining Mr Williamson's behaviour in London following an emergency at Heathrow Airport.
Labour Leader Helen Clark today called on the Prime Minister and her Cabinet colleagues to rein in Max Bradford's excessive defence spending."A well sourced report today suggests that the costs of the F16 fighters are already ballooning, while at the same time Mr Bradford continues his search for frigates to replace the ageing Canterbury.