Scoop's top three rating stories and press releases yesterday were:
TOP THREE STORIES
It often happens that
fame goes to the people or things which deserve it the
least.Take Rene Descartes, for example. Now he was an
interesting guy. His most useful contribution to human
civilization was undoubtedly his work on geometry and
algebra, in that it provided a foundation for much of modern
Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 27 July 1999
An eagle eyed reader of the Scoop last Thursday saw amazing similarities between 'Tetraplegic Jailed For Medicinal Cannabis' and a story running along the same lines on the BBC website (bbc.co.uk) In New Zealand, tetraplegic Danuiel Clark came to the notice of the media after he complained about his treatment in prison.
TOP THREE PRESS RELEASES
The Alliance has released parliamentary questions that admit Telecom's 0867 proposal to charge for local calls to the internet breach the Kiwishare, prompting Laila Harré to call for the 0867 proposal to be immediately dropped.
state services spokesperson Trevor Mallard said Prime
Minister Jenny Shipley should investigate a serious
complaint against the behaviour of Transport Minister
Maurice Williamson while he was on recent Government
business overseas. A Hamilton businessman wrote a letter to
Labour outlining Mr Williamson's behaviour in London
following an emergency at Heathrow
Labour Leader Helen Clark today called on the Prime Minister and her Cabinet colleagues to rein in Max Bradford's excessive defence spending."A well sourced report today suggests that the costs of the F16 fighters are already ballooning, while at the same time Mr Bradford continues his search for frigates to replace the ageing Canterbury.