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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Published: Wed 23 Feb 2000 08:38 AM
Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...
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1: Scoop Link: New Zealand A New Space Invader?
A former employee of Canada's security agency has charged that Canadian spies once managed to overhear the American ambassador to Canada discussing a pending trade deal with China on a mobile telephone and used that information to undercut the Americans ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00107.htm
2: Team NZ Leads Race Two With A Whopper Lead
Near flawless sailing by the New Zealanders coupled with some disasters for the Italian crew saw Prada lose the second race of the America’s Cup by a whopping 2 minutes and 43 seconds.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00110.htm
3: Big Brother Bill Is Watching You
The world of computer espionage is hotting-up with French accusations that US secret agents worked with computer giant, Microsoft, to spy on worldwide communications. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00105.htm
4: Don't Worry Windows Users, Everything Will Bo2k
[July 19th, San Francisco] The CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc) publicly challenges Microsoft Corporation to voluntarily recall all copies of its Systems Management Server network software. In addition, cDc calls for the antivirus industry to respond with signature ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0002/S00022.htm
5: Scoop Images: Castles & Tents In A Quarry
Scoop’s anonymous Hobbit photographer has been busy again snapping away at Lord of The Rings sets, this time at the most photographed set of them all, the Haywards Hill (Dry Creek) quarry. Filming at the site is now fully underway with scenes of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00081.htm
6: Opinion:On The Left - The State Of The Opposition.
I thought I would write a column this week on the National ACT opposition both because I am fascinated at the way they are reacting to being out of power, and because I think their reaction goes a long way to explaining why they're going to be out of ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00068.htm
7: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day
Today's questions concern: Fringe Benefit Tax - TVNZ Jack Ups - East Timor Development - Victoria's Vice Chancellor Payout - Trade Prospects - Infrastructure Auckland - WINZ Accountability - INCIS - ACC and Accredited Employers - Departmental Accountability ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00109.htm
8: Rankin Won’t Apologise
Beleaguered Work And Income New Zealand boss Christine Rankin said she would not resign, despite mounting pressure to do so over problems the department is experiencing with processing student loans.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00097.htm
9: Scoop Clarification: How To Get Your Car Back
Lest it appear that Scoop's has implied that a special rule was invoked to allow Conservation Minister Sandra Lee to get her car back, the following item of clarification should be born in mind.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0002/S00093.htm
10: Situations Vacant - NZers Living Overseas
Under Grandstand 2000, a new New Zealand Government initiative, the Minister of Sport will do all he can to create a job for you, however meaningless. All you have to do is offer to come home, and allow him to take the full credit for arranging your ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00276.htm
11: Opinion: Upton-On-Line - Delicious Delegations
The Prime Minister has released the schedule of responsibilities that has been drawn up for the myriad Associate Ministers that this government has spawned. There are no fewer than 18 different ministers (out of an Executive of 26) running around associating ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00233.htm
12: Transalta Wins Roger Award As Worst Transnational
Canadian power company, TransAlta, which owns energy retailers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (Southpower), has the dubious honour of being the winner of the Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation in New Zealand in 1999. The Award ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00120.htm
13: Pageant Outdated , A Laughingstock
A group of Dunedin women who protested at last year's Miss Otago pageant are today delighted to hear the Miss New Zealand contest is on its last legs.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00070.htm
14: Third Generation Techonology First For NZ
Auckland – New Zealand today became the first country in Australasia to experience third generation (3G) mobile multimedia technology at work.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU0002/S00126.htm
15: Personal Explanation from Nandor Tanczos
Mr Speaker, I seek leave to make a personal explanation concerning the motion moved by Rodney Hide this afternoon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00237.htm
16: Retention Of The Title "The Honorable"
His Excellency The Governor-General has advised that Her Majesty The Queen has been pleased to approve the retention of the title "The Honourable" by:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00224.htm
17: The State Versus Shane Warne
Its never ceases to amaze what makes TV News and what doesn't - and why - notes Smokers of the World Unite founder and libertarian Joy Faulkner.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00072.htm
18: Stoned In Charge Of A Country?
“Neither drunk, NOR stoned in charge of a country, thank you Nandor,” is the response from Christian Heritage Party’s Health Spokesperson Gael Donoghue, to his statement in the House yesterday. The Green MP charged some members of double standards when ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0002/S00060.htm
19: Tanczos Tour Not Focussed On Cannabis - Greens
The campus tour launched by Green MP Nandor Tanczos is not based around encouraging support for cannabis decriminalisation, as is being widely reported.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00288.htm
20: Greens, Don’t Promote Drugs - NZ First
New Zealand First MP, Ron Mark, has urged the Greens to concentrate on protecting the environment and the interests of New Zealanders instead of promoting mind-blowing drug use.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0002/S00231.htm
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