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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

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.

2: Rankin: Sharing Responsibility Negotiating Custody

Whangarei List MP Muriel Newman should be congratulated for her shared parenting bill, presented to Parliament last week. An Act MP, she is entering into a minefield of family and gender politics, which means that the bill will probably fail.

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.

4: Queer As Folk Should Be Removed Quickly

Party Leader Graham Capill has moved quickly to condemn last night’s screening on TV4 of the first episode of Queer as Folk.

5: 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.

6: 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.

7: 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.

8: City Voice: ‘Why not rob a bank?’ – Cr. Morrison

REBEL Wellington City Councillor John Morrison says the council may as well “rob a bank” if it is willing to break the law on how it funds the cost of the city’s new sewerage plant.

9: Scoop Opinion - Judge Me Not

10: 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 ...

11: Naked Chef To Visit NZ

Jamie Oliver, arguably the world's hottest young chef, will tour New Zealand from May 6th-14th to promote his internationally best selling book `The Naked Chef'.

12: Scoop Images: What Leroy Crook Saw

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

13: Scoop Images: Kupe Returns To Capital

SIXTY years after the historic Kupe statue was completed, two of the original sculptors turned out to see a $450,000 bronze replica unveiled on Taranaki Wharf last Saturday (4 March). Phyll Thomas, a daughter of the leading sculptor William Trethewey, came ...

14: 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 ...

15: NZ On Air - Point Of Clarification

This memo seeks to clarify any possible confusion regarding the 6pm news item on TV ONE, 8 March 2000 about NZ On Air and the Public Broadcasting Fee.

16: 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.

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.

18: World’s Highest Performance PC Processor Available

Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel Pentium® III processor 1 GHz (gigahertz or 1,000 megahertz), the world’s highest performance microprocessor for PCs.

19: Christian Heritage Slates Labour's Defence Policy

The Christian Heritage Party is extremely concerned about the poor quality of the defence policy debate centred on recent reviews of defence and the proposal to scrap the purchase of the F16 aircraft. The party’s defence policy spokesperson, Chris ...

20: Why Should Savers Pay Twice For Superannuation?

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says the Finance Minister’s proposed dedicated fund for future New Zealand superannuation is a disincentive to private savings.

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