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The top 20 rating items on Scoop yesterday were...

1: NEWSFLASH LINKS: Concorde Crash – Peace Talks Off

Two breaking news stories this morning. A Concorde has crashed taking off from Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris killing at least 113 - and the Peace Talks at Camp David have come to an end without a peace agreement between the Israeli’s and the Palestinians.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00125.htm


2: FIJI: Parliament dubbed 'House of evil'

SUVA: Fiji's Parliament has been dubbed the "house of evil" in a banner headline in the Daily Post today and reporters said used condoms and women's undergarments were strewn in almost all its offices.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO0007/S00135.htm


3: PM: Minor reallocation of Cabinet responsiblities

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that Hon Parekura Horomia had officially assumed his responsibilities as Minister of Maori Affairs, following the signing of his ministerial warrant by the Governor General at Government House.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00417.htm


4: Updated Ministerial List - Who Does What

Notes: 1. All Ministers are members of the Executive Council 2. Portfolios are listed first. Other responsibilities assigned by the Prime Minister are listed beneath.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00416.htm


5: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – July 26

Today's Questions concern: Adult Literacy – Dover Samuels And Al Morrison – John Tamihere – Housing Women’s Refuges – Humans, Cows And Maori – Homework Centres – Rural NZ – Heart Of The Nation – Pacific Island Consultations – Maternity Care – ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00129.htm


6: Rape Crisis - Misuse of Parliamentary Privilege

Rape Crisis said that Dover Samuels had misused his position as a Member of Parliament by disclosing the name of the young woman concerned in the House today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00102.htm


7: Scoop Images: Private Manning On His Way Home

Carried from East Timor on board a Royal New Zealand Air Force C130 Hercules, the body of the soldier killed in action yesterday, Private Leonard Manning, Bravo Company, 2nd 1st Battalion Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, arrives in Darwin this afternoon, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00124.htm


8: FIJI: Towards Guerilla Warfare

As the hostage takers, the President and the military haggle over the composition of the new interim government in Suva, the country seems, from an outsider's perspective, to be slowly slipping towards a form of low-level guerrilla or revolutionary warfare.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00128.htm


9: Jeanette, Thank You For Your Offer

I do appreciate your invitation to dinner. Unfortunately I am committed to being back in Wellington on Friday night in order to fulfil a family commitment on Saturday which can't be rescheduled.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00418.htm


10: Scoop Images: Horomia Takes His Place As Minister

Yesterday first-time MP Parekura Horomia took his new seat in Parliament as Minister Of Maori Affairs after he replaced the scandal-plagued former Minister, Dover Samuels. Images from IMAGE TIME

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00127.htm


11: Privacy Attacks - $100 Reward Offered

"Governments intends to monitor e-mail in order to stop crime," notes Libertarianz spokesman Michael Koziarski. "I have two major problems with that," he says, "and a reward."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00094.htm


12: Bunkle Delighted With Change

New Associate Conservation Minister Phillida Bunkle said today that she is delighted with her new delegation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00414.htm


13: Scoop Images: Dover On The Offensive

Beseiged Northern Maori Labour MP Dover Samuels delivering his personal explanation in the house today. Images from IMAGE TIME

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00123.htm


14: SCP HOUSE: Questions Of The Day – 25 July

Today's Questions concern: Heart of the Nation Report – Superannuation x 2 – Helen Clark on ERB – Clark On Samuels – Homework Centres – Heart Of The Nation Report - Paliative Care – Treaty Settlements – Student Fees – GM Food Labeling – Health Reform ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00120.htm


15: Letter From Jeanette To Richard Prebble Today

I have noted in the past week your press statement, faxes to Coromandel businesses, pamphlets in Coromandel letterboxes and your speech in Auckland, all of which criticise the Green Party's stance on the Employment Relations Bill, and all of which target ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00413.htm


16: Questions Of The Day - Wednesday, 26 July 2000

Today's questions for oral answer by Ministers. Answers will be published shortly after 3pm in the Headlines Wire.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00420.htm


17: Sludge Report #24 – Jerusalem and Jeremiah

In Today’s Edition: Dover Samuels – And did those feet in ancient time…Jerusalem And Jeremiah - Speight Deep In It –- A Panegyric On The Role Of The Official Spokesperson (From A Grumpy Hack)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0007/S00113.htm


18: E-Mail Interception Plans Step Down Slippery Slope

United New Zealand leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is extremely wary of Government plans to allow interception of e-mail correspondence.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0007/S00411.htm


19: Women And Alcohol

She has a glass or two of wine and feels it go straight to her head. He has the same amount to drink and feels fine.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0007/S00050.htm


20: Activists to release new pig cruelty photos

Animal rights activists say they will reveal disturbing new photos of pig cruelty during a protest outside the Pork Industry conference tomorrow.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO0007/S00103.htm

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