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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Published: Thu 21 Oct 1999 04:06 PM
Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...
1: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring
The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm
2: Scoop Images: Gandalf’s Two Exploding Trees
Responding to the hints of a couple of US Lord of The Rings websites – http://www.lordoftherings.com/ and http://www.onering.net/ - Scoop earlier this week informed its star Hobbit paparazzi of a reported sighting of Gandalf’s exploding trees in Upper Hutt.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00097.htm
3: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….
Having seemingly scored the internet Scoop of the week with his pictures of BREE AT FIRST LIGHT Scoop contacted the Hobbit who scooped the world and asked him if he had any more snaps from his visit to Bree….
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00074.htm
4: OneRing.Net: That Photo a FAKE?!
ID4 has sent me some startling news! This may not be accurate, but ID4 does have some expierence in the field of CGI art, he first sent me this:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00089.htm
5: Forget the cost! Feel the Quantity! - Winston
Today our country is being let down with a dumbed-down media. A media which will trot out any old rubbish and pass it off as news.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00463.htm
6: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo’s House
Scoop wouldn’t normally so shamelessly lift a photo from a newspaper but in this instance the claim in the Mirror/Daily Record that this is the “first” picture of the Lord of the Rings secret Kingdom, is, respectfully disputed.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00085.htm
7: Tizard appalled at attacks on opponents' hoardings
Labour Auckland Central MP Judith Tizard & Labour Candidate for Auckland Central today called on residents in Auckland Central not to damage opponents political hoardings.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00479.htm
8: Scoop Column: Scoop Not Part Of Dumbed Down Media
NZ First leader, Winston Peters, decided to play journalist in a speech yesterday and again attacked the media saying it was dumbed-down and will trot out any old rubbish and pass it off as news. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00098.htm
9: Kennett Shows Aussie Polls Way Off Mark
Victoria's Premier Jeff Kennett, stood before his people yesterday a broken man, but unbowed. In lessons for New Zealand politicians, the opinion polls were way off the mark. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00092.htm
10: Rankin on Thursday: Where communism succeeded...
I watched BBC's Horizon programme The Virus the Cures on Prime TV on 11 October. The programme revealed that we - ie humankind - had discovered a superior cure (to antibiotics) for bacterial infections around the same time that penicillin was being ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00096.htm
11: Losers Picking Winners with 'Other People's Money'
"If Labour's science policy is a pillar for a knowledge economy, then for your own sake don't stand underneath the overhang," says Libertarianz spokesman Robert Winefield.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00102.htm
12: We Want You…...
SPECIAL NOTE TO SCOOP READERS AND SCOOP TODAY SUBSCRIBERS - VERY IMPORTANT YOU READ THIS: Scoop needs your support to continue to provide you with a free world class information service. Please pass this on to friends, colleagues, associates, thespians ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00094.htm
13: Sawmill Leaks Confirm 70-80% Of Beech Is Wasted
Native Forest Action have been leaked information from three separate West Coast sawmills which have trialed beech milling who say that after processing and dressing beech, between 70 % and 80% of the ancient logs are wasted.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00101.htm
14: Estall nightmare nearly over
The Government is set to remove the final vestiges of former Fire Service Commissioner Roger Estall, Labour internal affairs spokesperson Trevor Mallard said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00491.htm
15: Bendon closure body blow
"Today's announcement by Bendon is to be deeply regretted as, with unemployment already running at 7 percent in New Zealand, every job is precious," Labour Deputy Leader Michael Cullen said.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00464.htm
16: National Radio Midday Bulletin
Fire Service – Prefu – Prefu Reaction – Job Losses – Train Crash – Indonesia – Netanyahu – Stagecoach Strike – Boer War – Frigate Waikato
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9910/S00125.htm
17: Turia approached by Fox associate
Labour MP Tariana Turia says she was approached on behalf of independent Maori candidate Derek Fox at least three times to sound out what, if any, future Mr Fox had within Labour.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00447.htm
18: ACT requests fairer broadcasting allocation
The ACT Party, which the polls now say is the third party and rising rapidly, is requesting a review of the fairness of the broadcasting allocations.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00497.htm
19: Luxton arrogant, cruel over job losses
John Luxton's response to the announcement yesterday that up to 300 clothing workers will lose their jobs is arrogant and cruel, says Green Party Co-Leader Rod Donald.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00498.htm
20: "No Crap" Youth Website Launched
A group of young National Party members and supporters have put together a "no crap" website, designed by young people for young people. The website at www.nocrap.org.nz is designed to show that politics need not be boring and a "turn off" for ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00099.htm
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