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Scoop Today - 21st Century's Top 30 Scoops

Scoop today resumes its normal coverage following the Christmas - New Year break. The top 30 rating items on Scoop over the first 9 days of the new millennium were....

1: 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


2: 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


3: 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


4: 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


5: Americas Cup Jury Called Together After Collision

The collision between Stars & Stripes and Le Defi caused a late night International Jury session. It was called at the request of Team Dennis Conner, asking for 48 hours to repair its boat, which was damaged in a collision with France's Le Défi challenger.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0001/S00002.htm


6: Americas Cup Postponed Races To Be Sailed Today

The two postponed matches will be sailed today [Friday] after being called off due to no wind on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0001/S00001.htm


7: Americas Cup - Prada Dismast Saga And More

Luna Rossa ITA 45 of team Prada dismasted on January 5 during the first leg of the match against AmericaOne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0001/S00003.htm


8: Scoop Editorial: Time To Get Uncomfortable

If democracy can be likened to a flower then in Russia the flower is wilting. Shortly it will probably be plucked and thrown into the compost heap. The results in the Russian Parliamentary elections - now nearly finalised - are a clear wake-up call ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00098.htm


9: 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


10: Scoop Column: Reflections On Revelations

Revelations, the final book in the Bible, which is believed to have been written by the Apostle John, is increasingly on people's minds in these final pre-millennial days. Scoop's Alastair Thompson feels inclined - as ever - to provide a new perspective ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00120.htm


11: Photo Essay - The Wellington Waterfront Plans

In the interests of informing the public Scoop has taken a number of photographs which show plans for massive building development on the Wellington Waterfront.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00104.htm


12: 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


13: Americas Cup - Nippon Protests Against S&S

Japan's Nippon Challenge has lodged a protest with the International Jury against Team Dennis Conner.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK0001/S00004.htm


14: 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


15: Scoop Images: Mountaintop Celebration Of Y2k

The following images were taken on New Years Eve and New Years Day atop Mt Narawhia the highest point on Arapawa Island in the Marlborough Sounds. Mt Narawhia at 535m tall and with a clear view of the horizon over the sea is an ideal place to watch ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00002.htm


16: Cyber-Nations Causing Legal Interest

Psst! Want a new passport? You can get it over the Net. Welcome to Lomar the latest in a string of cyberspace nations that is causing international legal interest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00005.htm


17: Rankin On Thursday - Y2K

Perverse creatures that we are, some people were looking forward to the world coming to an end on January 1.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00007.htm


18: Rankin's Thursday Column - The Old Millennium

Keith Rankin's Thursday Column The Old Millennium 30 December 1999 "The further backward you look, the further forward you see." Winston Churchill, quoted by Queen Elizabeth, Christmas 1999 Much of what passes for historical reflection in ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00123.htm


19: 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


20: SCOOP LINK: UN Sponsored Y2k Readiness Center

Commencing December 29 (US time), the UN/World Bank sponsored International Y2K Cooperation Centre will provide updates on y2k preparedness of 190 countries. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00118.htm


21: 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


22: Jesus In Jeans, The Devil In Designer Clothes

Most of the new Labour Cabinet may not have sworn on the Bible, but in the 2000 Holy year religion is making a comeback around the world. New films about to be released have a modern Jesus in jeans and T-shirt and the devil in designer clothes. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00119.htm


23: 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


24: 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


25: Scoop Archive: 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/archive/scoop/stories/a2/7a/199911121451.844dfbc4.html


26: Air New Zealand Issued 501 Infringement Notices

According to the Australian newspaper, The Advertiser, Air New Zealand has been issued with 501 infringement notices for bringing illegal immigrants into Australia. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00003.htm


27: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Dom's Stale Hobbit Photos Are Fake!

More than three weeks after Scoop first published a picture of, allegedly, the home of a Hobbit from the Lord of the Rings, and the day after we published aerial photos of the Waikato set the Dominion News Paper have run two highly dubious - and probably ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/49/ec/199911101151.3b0b9d9a.html


28: New Satellite Spies On Farms

A new surveillance satellite will be available from July to anyone in the world who wants to monitor land use, farm production and the source of pollution. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00004.htm


29: Annual Intelligence and Security Report - Silly

Silly Season Timing Perfect for Annual Intelligence and Security Report. “Turkey, Chicken or Just Plain Stuffed” ?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00001.htm


30: HARD NEWS: Imagining the Era of Inclusion

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it's just over 10 years since the Berlin Wall was opened, effectively ending the partition not only of the German capital, but of Europe itself; and just short of 10 years since Nelson Mandela was released from internment, setting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00113.htm

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