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The weekend's top 20 rating items on Scooop (Hobbits excluded) were...

1: World Cup Soccer Bid 2006 - Dempsey Allegations

Charlie Dempsey, the Kiwi responsible for South Africa losing it’s bid to hold the 2006 soccer world cup final, was allegedly offered a gift by German interests in return for the guarantee of his vote, the Irish Times Newspaper reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00044.htm


2: Sludge Report #21 – Beasts In The House

The following are a series of colourful quotations made by members in the NZ Parliament. As can be seen, the remark made by Grant Gillon on Tuesday is not the first offensive remark made in the house linking members and animals.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00039.htm


3: HARD NEWS 7/7/00 - Just the Fax

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it's the season when we need to visit our local pharmacist. To top up on Vitamin C, get advice on which cold and flu remedies are right for us - and to send muckraking faxes to the Parliamentary press gallery.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00043.htm


4: Legal Action Over Hoax World Cup Bribe Letters

The German Football Association (DFB) and the world´s football governing body, FIFA, are considering taking legal action against the representatives of the German satirical magazine "Titanic" whose falsified letters sent to the members of the FIFA ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0007/S00006.htm


5: FBI Training Focuses On Holocaust

Trainee FBI agents in America are, for the first time, focusing on the role played by Hitler's police during the Holocaust as part of their training. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00048.htm


6: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Black Boat Lifts Skirt

On Monday Team New Zealand lifted the skirts on NZL60 the boat which will be used to defend the Americas Cup in a nine race series starting Saturday. The following pictures show the keel - with its centrally located fins - and the Team New Zealand ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/ef/6d/200002161531.73bee1b6.html


7: TV3 News

Charlie Dempsey’s Own Goal – World Exclusive Interview With Dempsey – South African Response – Cancer Inquiry – Fiji Coup

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM0007/S00029.htm


8: Government unhappy with soccer decision

Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard said the Government was extremely unhappy and disappointed with Charlie Dempsey's role in the demise of South Africa's World Cup Soccer bid.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00112.htm


9: French judge to investigate Kiwi spy base

Green MP Rod Donald today said news that France has launched a judicial investigation into the ECHELON spy network, of which New Zealand is a part, is the latest manifestation of growing international concern about the eavesdropping network.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00113.htm


10: Scoop Archive: HARD NEWS: Budget, Business and Bum-Tickle

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... Labour Finance Minister in boring Budget shock! Well, not quite ... Michael Cullen's maiden Budget was plenty interesting - not least in its disarming fiscal prudence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/81/b6/200006161328.22b73d4e.html


11: Goff Seeks To Rewrite Parliamentary Practice

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, says Foreign Minister Phil Goff is trying to rewrite New Zealand's constitution.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00120.htm


12: The LOOP Print Emailer

The Secrets Of Harry Potter Iv - Lunch With Bryce - Obituary In Brief – Fun With Names

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU0004/S00040.htm


13: Mr. Gillon, Produce the Sheep!!!

Alliance MP Grant Gillon is to be congratulated for bringing to the public's attention the vile and reckless sin of bestiality.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00022.htm


14: Scoop Images: Xanana Gusmao In NZ

A NZDF supplied image of East Timorese leader Xanana Gusmao and Air Marshal Carey Adamson in Wellington today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00045.htm


15: Irish Times Editorial: South Africa Loses

A great opportunity was lost yesterday to spread the benefits of sports internationalism more evenly around the world when FIFA voted against awarding the 2006 soccer World Cup to South Africa in favour of Germany. The dramatic final vote, in which the New ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00019.htm


16: "Man" Named Shirley Criticises Mr.Gillon!!!

The Corrective Party has just noticed that a "man" (?) named Shirley has criticised that nice one-eyed Grant Gillon, the Alliance MP who urged us all to watch out for Tory overtures that corrupt innocent ovines!!!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00027.htm


17: As Rebellion Spreads, Military Says Keep Calm

In a broadcast aired on Fijian national radio this afternoon, the military appealed for calm, saying they had total control over Fiji.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00042.htm

Hobbit Stories...
18: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!
20: Scoop Images: The Guardian of Helms Deep...

19: FIFA World Cup 2006 : FIFA Statement

Zürich, 7 July 2000 - In a reaction to rumours and speculation circulating after the FIFA Executive Committee had awarded the 2006 World Cup to Germany, FIFA has been in close liaison with the German Football Association (DFB) in an attempt to ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0007/S00004.htm

21: Voting Procedure For 2006 FIFA World Cup Decision

Zurich, 5 July 2000 - The FIFA Executive Committee has approved the following system to select the host country of the 2006 FIFA World Cup ™:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SP0007/S00005.htm


22: John Tamihere - Personal Statement - Allegations

JOHN TAMIHERE (NZ Labour – Hauraki): I seek the leave of the house to make a personal statement in relation to allegations that have been circulated about me, which I consider impugn my integrity as a member of this House.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00108.htm

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