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The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday 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: Feedback: Amazing Lies, Distortions And Omissions

EXPLANATORY NOTE: The following rather trenchant criticism of Scoop was written in response to a series of editorials by Alastair Thompson and carried on Scoop before, during and after the conflict in Kosovo last year. Robert Rodvik is an internet activist ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00051.htm


3: Revealing photos of rimu logging published on net

Native Forest Action activists were chased through dense bush in Orikaka Forest as they attempted to get photos of the Timberlands rimu logging operation. Although they twice came close to capture, they managed to elude forestry contractors and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00059.htm


4: Tobacco A Lifesaver?

Tobacco, the product that has received so much bad press and has been implicated in illness, disability and death, may yet turn out to be a lifesaver. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00055.htm


5: People Smugglers Helped By Corrupt Kiwi Officials

Organised criminals who traded in human cargo were helped by corrupt New Zealand officials to help run their multimillion dollar operation police say. Chris Holm reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00052.htm


6: Havoc In The Forests

The appearance of Mikey Havoc and his spunky sidekick Newsboy in Westport yesterday drew interest from the public wanting autographs from the famous Aucklanders.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00063.htm


7: Scoop Link: Moscow Bombings Linked To Putin

The photograph below of a detonator pre-set to explode a bomb calls into question Russian leader Vladimir Putin's line - endorsed by Tony Blair during his visit to Russia yesterday - that Chechen terrorists were responsible for the explosions that ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0003/S00055.htm


8: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day

Today’s Questions concerned the subjects of: Chilean Relations – Press Secretary Contracts – Antibiotic Superbugs – Economic Development – Napier Health Centre – Growth And Job Forecasts – Kindergarten Teachers – Moutoa Gardens Conflict Of Interests ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00056.htm


9: Scoop Images: Urban Dreams Begin....

The Urban Dream Capsule in Farmers shop window in Cuba Mall began yesterday. Four Melbourne actors will live in public view for the next two weeks - 15 days in all..... photos Tori Buttle. For more information... See... Message In A Bubble in the Headlines ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00038.htm


10: Scoop Images: Scottish War Dances

The Edinburgh Tattoo at Westpactrust Stadium....photos Stephen Thompson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00037.htm


11: A Job To Die For

A new documentary series - A Job To Die For, featuring ordinary New Zealanders working at jobs they love, is being produced thanks to funding from NZ On Air.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0003/S00039.htm


12: The Employment Relations Bill: An Overview

“build productive employment relationships through the promotion of mutual trust and confidence in all aspects of the employment environment.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00213.htm


13: Message In A Bubble

It's a nice art-antidote to crappy reality TV shows! Four intrepid cultural adventurers transfer their entire lives to a sealed shop window in Wellington for 15 days, in this 24 hour, non stop incubation event.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00049.htm


14: On The Right - If It Ain't Broke...

The point of a select committee is usually to allow public input into policies, to hear from experts and modify proposed legislation. However the select committee on Labour's ACC policy, which made its recommendations this week, was a kangaroo court. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0003/S00062.htm


15: Scoop Opinion: More Apologies Wanted

Pope John Paul II didn't go far enough in making his appeal to God for forgiveness of the ancient sins committed against humanity by the Catholic Church. But it's time also for The Queen to apologise for the sins of her ancestors. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00050.htm


16: Greens Lucky They Weren't Killed - Timberlands

Native Forest Action people who ventured into the Orikaka Forest to protest were lucky not to have been killed according to State-Owned Enterprise Timberlands Ltd. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00047.htm


17: Newsflash: Aussies All Out for 229 In 2nd Innings

In an excellent second innings in the field today New Zealand's Black Caps have taken five wickets to leave Australia all out for 229 on the third day of the first test at Eden Park.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0003/S00009.htm


18: Questions For Oral Answer - March 14th 2000

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00204.htm


19: PR Analysis Of Seattle WTO Protests Leaked

The following is a guide – apparently addressed to corporate America – to the protest movement which closed down the Seattle WTO meetings for a day in November last year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0003/S00041.htm


20: Employment Relations Bill worse than expected

The Employment Relations Bill is worse than we anticipated and totally out of step with modern businesses and today's generation of workers, Opposition Industrial Relations spokesperson Max Bradford said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0003/S00200.htm

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