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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's Top 20 rating items on Scoop were...


1: Free'd billioniare reveals arbitrary injustice

Cannabis law reformers have mixed feelings over the recent "non-criminal" importation of marijuana and hashish by an American billioniare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0001/S00002.htm


2: Poms Dropping Like Flies As Flu Epidemic Bites

The UK is in the grips of what is being desribed by authorities as a full scale killer-flu epidemic. People are dropping like flies and up to 20,000 could die. John Howard reports

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00009.htm


3: 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


4: 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


5: 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


6: 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


7: New Zealand Herald

Drugs Billionaire – Liquor Shop Bashing – Waitangi Row – Lost Hand – Gay Scouts – Timor Shoes – Childcare – Folic Acid – Cannabis Special, Q&A, Attitudes, Legal Loophole – Conservation

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0001/S00007.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: 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


10: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: 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


14: 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


15: 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


16: Irish Eyes: On the Time

Time, what is it? Like the weather it is something to talk about. And like the weather you have to take it has it comes. And it keeps on coming, at the speed of light. Occasional Dublin Scoop Greg Meylan writes on how to get free bananas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0001/S00008.htm


17: 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


18: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Police Commissioner - Arthur Allan Thomas - Chechnya - IHC Shortchanged - Drug Billionaire - Middle East Peace - Norwegian Train Crash - Gambling Warning - Pope To Step Down? - Lytellton Port - Cyclone Iris - Coromandel Scallops - Tourism Bonanza - UK Flu ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0001/S00009.htm


19: 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


20: 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


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