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Scoop Weekend - The Week's Top 30

Published: Sun 19 Dec 1999 10:19 AM
The top 30 rating items on Scoop over the past seven days 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: Scoop Editorial: Putin Pushes Devil's Own Button
An increasingly desperate Russian Prime Minister may have overstepped the mark in his flagrant nuclear sabre rattling display today, writes Scoop's Alastair Thompson.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00083.htm
3: 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
4: 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
5: 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
6: 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
7: 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
8: 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
9: 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
10: 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
11: Cabinet Moves On Loans, Minimum Wage, F-16's
The government has moved fast on student loans, saying students who enrol at tertiary institutions early next year will pay no interest on their loans while studying or while earning under $25,000.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00067.htm
12: 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
13: Americas Cup - Hoist The Mainsail RR3 Kicks Off
The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00001.htm
14: 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
15: Peters Breaks His Silence! Thank-You Speech
The new Parliament promises to be an interesting place, with a wide cross section of people from many different backgrounds in the House. This is the representation that New Zealanders have decided they want for the next three years, and we in New ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00040.htm
16: Americas Cup - The Latest Race Reports
AmericaOne on Top - Prada Blitzs Spanish - French Win Stars & Stripes Loses - Abracadabra Wins Young Australia Trails: Here is the Americas Cup challenger series latest race report.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00017.htm
17: Who Will Rid Us Of This Troublesome Priest?
The Rt Hon Winston Peters, MP for Tauranga, said today that the request of Labour’s candidate for an electoral recount is “bizarre”, preceding as it did, the National candidate’s concession just before noon.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00044.htm
18: World Watches As Russian Bear Awakes
The issue of Chechnya has been raised informally in the UN Security Council by individual members, but Russia has never allowed the matter to go further. The world is angry - but largely silent. John Howard reports.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00082.htm
19: Biodiversity, Sustainability and Timberlands
Mayors from the three West Coast councils are to meet tomorrow to discuss what action can be taken over Labour's gagging of Timberland's resource management application to log the beech forest. Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard writes.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00068.htm
20: HARD NEWS: The Election That Wouldn't Die
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so there we were, Friday night in Sydney, a cluster of enterprising knowledge workers with a high tolerance for fun. And could we get a taxi? We could not. Not at the same time, to the same place, anyway.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00087.htm
21: NEWSFLASH: Here We Go Again!
Perhaps Scoop spoke too soon.....
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00074.htm
22: Americas Cup - Prada Narrowly Beats Young America
Leading Americas Cup challenger, Luna Rossa - ITA 48, marked her debut today by beating New York Yacht Club's Young America team. PLUS: the points, the weather, the forecast, who races who tomorrow and more...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00003.htm
23: 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
24: Americas Cup - The Latest Race Results, Points Etc
Team Dennis Conner was back on the race course today, against Young America, after the 48 hour delay necessary to fix the structural damage on Stars & Stripes USA 55, which occurred before the race of 5 December. Stars & Stripes beat his rival ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00016.htm
25: 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
26: National Should Have Gone For Tauranga Recount
ACT Deputy Leader Hon Ken Shirley today said National shouldn't have thrown in the towel in Tauranga and should have sought a judicial recount in the electorate.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00043.htm
27: 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
28: 13 Suspected bin Laden Terrorists Arrested
Thirteen people believed to have links to Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden have been arrested in Jordan on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks against Americans over the New Year.
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00080.htm
29: 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
30: ELECTION 1999: The Dust Begins To Settle
After the last two and a half months of exhaustive media assault the New Zealand population only now seem to be emerging from their bunkers and looking cautiously to see if the political dust has settled. Jonathan Hill and Alastair Thompson have ...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00050.htm
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