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

1: Editorial: Democracy, Faith And A People Betrayed

Russia has had a terrible century. In fact Russia - and certainly the Russian peasantry - have arguably had a bum deal for as long as anyone can remember.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00018.htm


2: Suicide Is Painless? - The Craccum Articles

Craccum Magazine makes no apologies for this article. We know that suicide is one of the few taboo subjects still left in society. We know that New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00026.htm


3: The Threat Of The Anglo Word E-mail

Non, Non, public servants cannot use the Anglo word e-mail says the French Ministry of Finance when it announced the ban earlier this week. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00029.htm


4: Cullen's BPS Similar In Scope To Winston's First

The 2000 Budget Policy Statement - the first of new Finance Minister Michael Cullen - appears to be calculated to please, both the markets and the Labour/Alliance's caucus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00032.htm


5: Craccum Editors May Be Forced To Fall On Swords

The co-editors of a student magazine who published a controversial feature on youth suicide may end up being kicked out by their student association. Scoop's Chris Holm reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00027.htm


6: Look To The Government To Lead From The Front

Before Christmas the government's Speech from the Throne somewhat set the pace for the new Government. Forty-five minutes long and packed to the gills with ideas and plans the speech left many of those listening to it with a sense of surprise at just ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00031.htm


7: Scoop Opinion - Judge Me Not

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00033.htm


8: Craccum Article Callous & Irresponsible

“The problem is not that suicide is being discussed. The problem is the way that this tragic and difficult subject has been callously sensationalised by Craccum whose readership represents the age group most at risk.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00092.htm


9: Scoop Opinion: Wheelbarrows Of Hypocrisy

When considering the role of the British baby-killers of the Balkans, the totally overwhelming feature of hypocrisy-on-a-grand-scale comes through loud and clear. This historian has been attempting to determine which of the mass-murderers of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00030.htm


10: LOOP - New Century - New Vision - New System

The first LOOP of the 21st century is about to hit the streets. Relaunching our vision: rethought, restructured, ready to take our country’s creative culture to the world.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00016.htm


11: Govt Puts Exports And Jobs At Risk - National

Thousands of jobs in regional New Zealand are at-risk from Labour's forestry policies according to the Furniture Association of New Zealand. National is calling on the Government to rethink its policies opposed to sustainable forestry on the West Coast.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00096.htm


12: Scoop Images: What Leroy Crook Saw

A scene from a short play by Jacque Ruston, What Leroy Crook Saw. - Photo Tori Buttle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00015.htm


13: Mild Greens deliver Class D Drug solution.

Christchurch Legalisers have recommended that the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 be amended to accommodate Class D restricted drugs. The move would be "in anticipation of a probable shift in the legal status of cannabis".

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00026.htm


14: Scoop Images: SMASH Exploits Shop Windows

SMASH visual artists exploiting shop windows on a grey day in Wellington...photos Tori Buttle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00016.htm


15: Row Over Missing F16 Money

A row has broken out over whether money had been allocated to pay for the purchase/lease of F16 aircraft from the US. Scoop's Chris Holm reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00023.htm


16: Wrong To Open Door To "Lesbian Fostering"

Party Leader Graham Capill is disturbed by the NZ Family and Foster Care Federation’s decision to allow lesbian partners to foster children. Mr Capill asked, “What sort of morals will these poor children imbibe?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00035.htm


17: Government promises fiscal prudence- BPS Statement

"The fiscal goals laid out in the 2000 Budget Policy Statement reflect a more balanced view of the appropriate role and size of the state than has applied in New Zealand in recent years," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00117.htm


18: Finance Minister On Eve Of Budget Policy Statement

I am releasing the 2000 Budget Policy Statement tomorrow, and while I cannot give you any indication of the numbers it contains, it might be useful if I reflected on its role in the Budgetary scheme of things and sketched out the policy principles ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00113.htm


19: Suicide serious, Craccum editor should resign

Youth Suicide is a serious issue and should not be treated in any other way by an editor trying to be sensational, said Opposition Youth Affairs Spokesperson Simon Power in response to the article in Auckland Student Newspaper Craccum.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00095.htm


20: Keeping Cannabis Out Of Schools - Nandor Tanczos

Several commentators and MPs from other parties have misrepresented the stance taken by MP Nandor Tanczos over the cannabis issue. This article, written by Nandor, aims at trying to make his position clear.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00120.htm


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