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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Published: Tue 2 Nov 1999 04:13 PM
The top 20 rating stories on Scoop at 4pm today were...
1: Leaders Debate #2: Twenty Five Questions
Five leaders, five questions each. Paul Holmes as inquisitor. Yes or no answers requested. The following questions were one of segments from the Second Leaders debate held last night on TV1.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00010.htm
2: A Story You Would Probably Rather Not Read
The All Blacks lost. Yes, it is unthinkable. But yes, it has happened. France beat us. Horribly. And no its not over. We have to play again. Against the Springboks. For third place! So yes, in short, it is awful.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00001.htm
3: Labour pleased with All Blacks loss
“Helen Clark seems to be the only New Zealander pleased that the All Blacks lost their World Cup semi-final match”, Sport Minister Murray McCully said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00011.htm
4: All Blacks Lacked Pride And Identity: Henare
The All Blacks lost against the French today because they lacked pride in themselves and their country, Mauri Pacific Leader Tau Henare said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00014.htm
5: Upton On Line - Getting Out of the Gloom
As New Zealanders arise numb from this morning's horror at Twickenham, politicians must pick themselves up to fight the election campaign. Labour will be tempted to revel in the "doom and gloom", National must find a way out of it.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00001.htm
6: Simon Orme: Republic Referendum Set to Fail
Australian electors appear ready this weekend to toss out the proposed republican model - a republic where the President would be appointed by a two thirds majority of Parliament while retaining the existing "kingly powers" of the head ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00009.htm
7: 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
8: The race for Epsom turns ugly
Labour candidate for Epsom David Jacobs today deplored the petty and personal squabbling between his National and Act opponents.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00008.htm
9: Rank outsiders go off the rails in election race
Truth was a casualty early in the running of the Election Stakes when it was bowled over by the two rank outsiders in the field.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00038.htm
10: What next in National's theatre of the absurd?
"If today's National Party 'policy launch' is going to be as bizarrely entertaining as yesterday's I wish they'd invite me," says Labour campaign spokesperson Pete Hodgson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00040.htm
11: US Vote Not To Pay $900 United Nations Arrears
The US Congress has voted for a budget bill not to pay its $900 million arrears to the UN possibly leaving the country without a General Assembly vote come 31 December. Clinton has vetoed the bill but loss of a US vote in the UN could be positive particularly ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00139.htm
12: Monsanto wants OK for children's GE snacks
The US based food and chemical giant Monsanto has lodged applications to sell eight different genetically engineered potato, corn and canola products in New Zealand, the Green Party said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00029.htm
13: Best Looking Party List on Offer
Herewith the full list of thirty list candidates for Libertarianz, the party aiming to get Nanny State off our backs, out of our pockets, and out of our lives. These people are not committee joiners, scout leaders or bureaucrats - they are passionate ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00129.htm
14: 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
15: Saturn And Telecom Reach 0867 Agreement
Saturn and Telecom announced today they had signed an Internet Traffic Agreement covering 0867 calls.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00001.htm
16: More Needed Than A Collection Of Good Tunes
Yesterday's launch of the election campaign's by Labour, National and NZ First leaders, looked like they all took lessons from their US colleagues. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00002.htm
17: Scoop Archive: Scottish Ref A Serious Threat To Cup Hopes
Taking nothing away from the Wallabies victory - they played very well and the All Blacks poorly - but there are lessons for World Cup contenders, fans and organisers in the refereeing of tonight's Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/71/8e/199908290102.209247c8.html
18: Melbourne Cup Special - TAB Tipsters Say...
Melbourne Cup maestro Bart Cummings is poised to win his 11th Melbourne Cup with Rogan Josh as the horse demolished the field in Saturdays McKinnon Stakes at Flemington..
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00019.htm
19: 217 Die In EgyptAir Crash
A Cairo-bound EgyptAir Boeing 767 that crashed off the US coast on Sunday killing 217 people on board plummeted towards the Atlantic Ocean in "a very rapid descent," the head of the US National Transportation Safety Board has said.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00007.htm
20: Still Time For People To Enrol For The Election
The electoral roll for this year’s general election closed for printing last week with 89 per cent of eligible electors enrolled to vote in the election.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00009.htm
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