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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Published: Fri 19 Nov 1999 04:18 PM
Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...
1: Americas Cup Race Reports - White Caps And Clashes
Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes delivered a stinging defeat to Paul Cayard's AmericaOne on a white-capped Hauraki Gulf today as one boat in each of four other matches retired with gear problems.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00093.htm
2: The Abortion Bonus! U.S. Theory Considered
Today, Scoop welcomes Barb Sumner to our columnist fold. Barb is a freelance writer, a regular in "Grace" and "Metro" and occasionally in the NZ Herald. She warns: some consider her works "too extreme". You be the judge.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00124.htm
3: ELECTION 1999: Polls, Personal Attacks, Pressure
There is a real risk in placing too much trust in the polls, however this week definite and consistent trends suggest New Zealand is preparing to vote for a new government. Jonathan Hill writes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00142.htm
4: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?
Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm
5: Cannabis Debate - Nats Get Nasty Over Green Threat
If there is one thing you can say of the Green Party in this election, it is that they have run the cleanest campaign. Despite barbs and ridicule from every main political party, including those who may eventually depend on their support to form a government, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00134.htm
6: Peters Responds To NBR Allegation
The Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First, today responded to the NBR story (19/11/99) alleging an outstanding New Zealand First debt.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00459.htm
7: 'Green' Light for Terrorism
In a fit of pique, upset that his Green counterpart is getting more publicity, Bernard Darnton, Libertarianz spokesman for law and order and leader of Wild Libz - The New Freeland Liberation Army, today announced his plan to burn down the houses of his ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00115.htm
8: TV3 Poll Shows Left Breaking Away
The latest TV3 CM Research Poll shows the left breaking away from the right, with Labour able to form a government without the help of Winston Peters.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00139.htm
9: Christchurch Press Using Smear Tactics - Peters
The New Zealand First Leader, Rt Hon Winston Peters, said today that the Christchurch Press is using dirty tricks and sheer malice to malign the local candidate, Dr Andrew Gin.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00458.htm
10: Mr Delamere: Enough Is Enough!
How much longer do we have to endure the shame of having asylum seekers hunger striking while locked up inside Mt Eden Prison? A long time yet if today’s media release from Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere is anything to go by. Frankly the minister’s ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00136.htm
11: The National Business Review - Latest Poll
The latest National Business Review-Compaq opinion poll, taken by UMR Insight from November 11-16 on a sample of 750 people, gives Labour-Alliance a theoretical 10-seat majority over a National-led coalition in a general election. The poll gives Labour ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9911/S00125.htm
12: Kiwis Trying to Kill Potential Cancer Cure
Officials in New Zealand want to capture and kill, as illegal pests, imported Australian frogs, while in South Australia doctor's have discovered frogs may be the key to curing a wide-range of human ills. It's a strange world. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00122.htm
13: ENTER THE GREAT SCOOP ELECTION COMPETITION!
Scoop has a fine, unopened bottle of single malt whisky to whomever can correctly predict the election result.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00119.htm
14: Herald Digi Poll Shows Greens Over Five Per Cent
This morning’s (Friday) Herald DigiPoll shows the Greens breaking the five per cent threshold for the first time this campaign.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00143.htm
15: Web Site Launched To Monitor Global Spy Network
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has launched "Echelon Watch" a website designed to prompt worldwide governmental investigations into the global electronic surveillance system called Echelon. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00138.htm
16: More porkies from Prebble?
Mr Prebble told One Network News last night: "I've got employers in my electorate who've had people who've turned up, worked for two days, and they have then had to pay them $4000 just because they didn't like the job."
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00455.htm
17: Scoop Images: Jim Anderton On Don’s Bad Hair Day
Lights…. cameras….crane… are we ready…..Steady now...don’t mind the wind Jim...Nearer my god to thee...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00125.htm
18: Americas Cup Today's Full Race Report
Italy's Prada Team is proving an almost unstoppable force in the Americas Cup challenger series races on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00091.htm
19: NZ's First Premium Vodka Launched In Wellington
42 BELOW, New Zealand's first full strength premium vodka will be launched tonight at a special 'exhibition' for invited guests at Wellington's 'infamous' Brava restaurant.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00054.htm
20: Simich and Tanczos in agreement over Cannabis
The National Party's condemnations this week of cannabis decriminalisation are in stark contrast to comments made by their Police Minister Clem Simich, the Green Party says.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00114.htm
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