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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop today are...

1: 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


2: Election 1999: Much Needed Humour Enters Campaign

As the official Halloween campaign launch days - for both Labour and National - approach, polls show a tightening gap between the two major parties. And finally, as we pass the half way mark of the campaign, some much needed humour (intentional ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00106.htm


3: 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


4: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….

Having seemingly scored the internet Scoop of the week with his pictures of BREE AT FIRST LIGHT Scoop contacted the Hobbit who scooped the world and asked him if he had any more snaps from his visit to Bree….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00074.htm


5: ATM Users Fight Back With Pentagon’s Help

The Pentagon wants to ban ATM bank charges on all military bases in the US and around the world. The move has delighted politicians and consumer watchdog groups. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00104.htm


6: Scoop Column: Scoop Not Part Of Dumbed Down Media

NZ First leader, Winston Peters, decided to play journalist in a speech yesterday and again attacked the media saying it was dumbed-down and will trot out any old rubbish and pass it off as news. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00098.htm


7: Irish retailers threatened over New Zealand lamb

Supermarket group Iceland is the first to crumble under pressure from militant Irish sheep farmers, agreeing to remove New Zealand lamb from its stores in Ireland and replacing it with Irish lamb.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00103.htm


8: Irish Eyes: Weather On The Inside

Irish Eyes is an occasional column from Dublin Scoop Greg Meylan - feedback may be sent to paloona@yahoo.com.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00101.htm


9: Government 'Buy Global' Campaign Progressing Well

“The Government’s “Buy Global” campaign appears to be progressing very well,” Trade Union Federation President, Maxine Gay, said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00103.htm


10: City Voice: In search of full employment

Unemployment is again the number one issue for voters in this election, says a NZ Herald DigiPoll. Simon Collins reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00108.htm


11: Where Is The Scrutiny Of Potential List MPs?

“Where is the media and public scrutiny of potential List MPs?” asks Belinda Vernon, MP for Maungakiekie.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00533.htm


12: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Ambulance - Agriculture - Grozny - HIV - Plunket - Alcohol - Syringes - US - Timor - Union - Inmate - Teams

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9910/S00135.htm


13: Latest Americas Cup Challenger Race Report

Thursday's Americas Cup challenger series races were cancelled due to bad weather. Here Scoop brings you the lastest on Team standings, points, who will race who next and what weather can be expected on the Hauraki Gulf.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00136.htm


14: Govt plans $70m cut in elective surgery

The Government is planning to slash $70 million from the public hospital elective surgery budget after the election, Alliance health spokesperson Phillida Bunkle says.The Pre-Election Fiscal Update released today includes a table showing changes to the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00531.htm


15: Rankin on Thursday: Where communism succeeded...

I watched BBC's Horizon programme The Virus the Cures on Prime TV on 11 October. The programme revealed that we - ie humankind - had discovered a superior cure (to antibiotics) for bacterial infections around the same time that penicillin was being ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00096.htm


16: Megawati's loss shows she lacked tactical grip

While Asian governments were quick to respond positively to the election of Indonesia's new president, Abdurrahman Wahid, Megawati's loss shows she lacked tactical grip. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00100.htm


17: Losers Picking Winners with 'Other People's Money'

"If Labour's science policy is a pillar for a knowledge economy, then for your own sake don't stand underneath the overhang," says Libertarianz spokesman Robert Winefield.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00102.htm


18: Rogue Russian Troops May Be Behind Grozny Massacre

Salvos of rockets have slammed into a crowded open air market and other parts of the Chechen capital of Grozny, killing at least 118 people and critically injuring up to a 400. The Russian Defence Ministry is denying responsibility. Rogue troops ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00109.htm


19: The National Business Review – October 22

Poll: Kingmaker Returns – Poll Analysis Major Parties Slip – Cocaine Accused Gets Bail – Medical Scam Nets $5m – Editorial: End Treaty Litigation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9910/S00132.htm


20: OneRing.Net: That Photo a FAKE?!

ID4 has sent me some startling news! This may not be accurate, but ID4 does have some expierence in the field of CGI art, he first sent me this:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00089.htm


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