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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Published: Thu 16 Dec 1999 03:47 PM
Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...
1: Russia Launches New ICB Missile as Grozny Invaded
As the Russian military begins its invasion of Grozny, Russia has launched a strategic intercontinental Topol-M missile using the occasion to warn the West against criticising its Chechen campaign. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00079.htm
2: Grozny Assault Underway - Troops Enter Outskirts
The Moscow Times reports that Russian troops have blasted their way into the outskirts of the Chechen capital of Grozny and are now engaging rebel soldiers in the besieged city.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00078.htm
3: Scoop Editorial: The Right Thing To Do
Russia this week decided not to blanket bomb Grozny. With the benefit of hindsight it appears the decision not to bomb was taken on Tuesday, right at the beginning of the week, Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports on the motivations behind the sudden ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00058.htm
4: Scoop Images: Christmas Weather In The Holy Land
SCOOP MILLENNIUM SPECIAL: Scoop's Alastair Thompson asks the ARL Weather Supercomputer about the Christmas forecast in the Holy Land - Only On Scoop....
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00064.htm
5: Americas Cup - Prada Favourite At End Of RR3
After two days of strong winds and postponed match races the Americas Cup challenger race committee finally gave the gun to the final stages of RR3.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00028.htm
6: Americas Cup - French Make It To Semi Finals
Le Défi was rewarded for winning seven consecutive matches in Round Robin Three of the Louis Vuitton Cup. Today, the French sailed around the course safely and confirmed the last Semi-Final berth.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00027.htm
7: Rankin on Thursday - Labour has Balance of Power
How strong can a Labour-led Government be in the MMP environment? Is Labour a dog easily wagged? Is it not true that the Greens have the "balance of power"? Or maybe New Zealand First? I argue here that Labour is strategically placed to dominate ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00075.htm
8: NEWSFLASH: Here We Go Again!
Perhaps Scoop spoke too soon.....
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00074.htm
9: Greens Flex Muscle Over Party Hopping Bill
It appears Green concern over the coalition’s anti-party hopping legislation will see the bill delayed until 2000.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00077.htm
10: ACT files for judicial recount in Rangitikei
ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble said today that the ACT Party had filed in the District Court for a recount of the vote in the Rangitikei electorate. "In Rangitikei the returning officer has admitted that 100 votes are missing. As both National and ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00063.htm
11: Opposition Teams And Responsibilities List
The Leader of the opposition has allocated her members into five teams. The following is the full list of the teams, and each members responsibilities within the groups.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00058.htm
12: Yesterday’s army fighting yesterday’s war
“Jenny Shipley’s determination to look busy has let her down again. Had she given herself more time to consider her caucus reshuffle, she may have come up with a better result,” Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00065.htm
13: How Often Things Break Down - Y2K Defence
Lights go out, computers crash, flights are delayed, baggage is lost, ATM's run out of cash, cellular phone calls won't go through - that's on a normal day. The White House wants you to know that. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00071.htm
14: Americas Cup - Prada Loses For Second Time
AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and schedules...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00011.htm
15: Americas Cup - Prada Reclaims Top Position
Italy's Prada team has once again reclaims the top position in the Americas Cup challenger series.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00022.htm
16: Tertiary qualifications not answer for WINZ staff
National’s spokesperson on Work and Income (excluding Employment) Belinda Vernon MP is keen to identify and remedy policy shortcomings by working with those who deliver services from Work and Income NZ, and those who receive them.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00066.htm
17: Americas Cup - Prada Leads Table As RR2 Ends
Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of 46 points, ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00101.htm
18: Shadow Cabinet List - Leader Of Opposition
1 Rt Hon Jenny Shipley Leader 2 Rt Hon Wyatt Creech Deputy Leader Health 3 Hon Bill English Finance 4 Hon Roger Sowry Leader of the House, State Services,Transport & Civil Aviation 5 Hon Max Bradford Economic Development, Labour, Industrial Relations ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00057.htm
19: Dr Michael Cullen's First Speech As Treasurer
Speech to an Ericsson's product Launch Dr Michael Cullen Treasurer and Minister of Finance
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9912/S00062.htm
20: Editorial: Massive War Crime Threatened In Grozny
In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00030.htm
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