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

1: Nuclear Spaceplane Downed, South of Brisbane!

Hamilton, New Zealand: For the last two months rumors have been flying over the internet that, concurrent with the US presidential elections, elements of the US black spaceplane arsenal would be de-classified. No one seemed to know if this was ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00057.htm


2: Howard's End: US Economy Cools

In my September 19th column I warned our readers that a looming recession was in store for the American economy. Now, General Motors, Unisys Corp, Motorola, Whirlpool, Aetna, and Gillette are laying off thousands of their US workers. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00106.htm


3: MOTORNET: A Tale Of Two Hybrids

It can be hard to attract attention around Wellington. It would seem that for many capital city dwellers, perfecting the art of cool, collected non-chalance is a must - particularly if you’re part of the ever expanding cafe set. It just isn't done ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00099.htm


4: Steinlager Premium Light Sharp Stories Launched

Scoop Media in association with Steinlager Premium Light today launch a joint promotion of Top Scoops (With Sharp Stories) - New Zealand's first free and customiseable real-time news by email service. Existing My Scoop subscribers are invited to send this message ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00105.htm


5: On The Right: What Will, Won’t And Might Happen

Well, here it is. My last column for Scoop, at least for the time being. As you read this, I will be preparing to leave Auckland, my home for the last four weeks, and going back to Nelson for a long summer consisting of swimming, scallops, and Student ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0012/S00087.htm


6: Howard's End: Religion Of The Heart, Not The Knees

In a few days the Christian world will celebrate an event and a message that is said to be 2,000 years old. But it's a much older message than that and it really doesn't matter if you're religious because the message remains relevant today. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00101.htm


7: Goodie Two Shoes Dunne Should Try Turning Up

ACT Finance spokesman Rodney Hide today hit back at United Future Leader Peter Dunne for his failure to front up to Parliament.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00318.htm


8: BPS: Not A Lot Left In The Cupboard

At 2pm today the Government released its Budget Policy Statement – showing spending intentions for the June 2000-2001 budget – and Treasury’s December Economic and Fiscal Update – with three year economic forecasts. Scoop’s Alastair Thompson attended the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00102.htm


9: We're Dreaming Of A RED Christmas.....

Landcare Research scientists say special care must be taken to halt the decline of our native Christmas trees and plants, and that the Christmas favourite, holly , is becoming a weed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00069.htm


10: NZ's 'World Leading' Telecommunications Reform

Communications Minister Paul Swain released the government's response to the Ministerial Inquiry into Telecommunications today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00350.htm


11: Spare A Thought This Christmas....

Most of us will now be deep in preparation for Christmas. Christmas is a special time for most people. As well as being of traditional religious significance, Christmas is also a celebration of the family.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00363.htm


12: National Radio Midday Report

Telecommunications Policy – Plane Crash – Wickliffe Paroled – David Did It – Embryo Research – Turkish Prisoners – Wahid Visits Aceh – Mexican Volcano – Young Prisoner – Overseas Doctors – Workplace Disease – Women’s Cricket

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0012/S00084.htm


13: Defence Service Chiefs Reappointed

The Service Chiefs of the New Zealand Army and the Royal New Zealand Air Force have been reappointed for a further year.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00339.htm


14: Arts wage poorly sketched

"An arts wage would amount to creating a "First Circle" of the welfare system for privileged artists," National MP Katherine Rich said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00359.htm


15: Scoop Images: Consultation About The House

Clockwise from top left: National Junior Whip Gerry Brownlee, National Senior Whip John Carter, Leader of the opposition Jenny Shipley

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00100.htm


16: Destructive Christmas Day Virus/Worm Mutation

Symantec New Zealand has warned computer users and companies of the potential threat to data and systems posed by a mutation of the W32.Kriz virus. The hybrid virus renders infected systems inoperable on Christmas day by wiping out all hard drives and attempting ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00067.htm


17: Holden’s Coupe To Be Called Monaro

Holden has confirmed that its much-anticipated new sports coupe is to bear the famous Monaro nameplate. For introduction in late 2001, the stylish two-door Monaro is based on the same platform as today’s Holden Commodore.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0012/S00070.htm


18: Scoop Images: Debutante Labour MPs

Hon. Parekura Horomia, Labour MP for Ikaroa-Rawhiti, Minister of Maori Affairs, Associate Minister of Social Services and Employment (Employment) and Associate Minister of Education

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0012/S00107.htm


19: So Just What Is The Third Way?

During the election campaign few journalists or political commentators picked-up on Helen Clark's comments about the “Third Way”. So what is the “Third Way” which America's Clinton, Britain’s Blair and Germany's Schroeder have been following. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL9911/S00207.htm


20: Hide's Facts Wrong Yet Again

"Claims by Rodney Hide MP about my attendance at Parliament are utterly and completely wrong," says United Future leader, Hon Peter Dunne.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0012/S00328.htm


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