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

1: Stateside: So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya

If smirks wore boots, George W's was wearing steel caps with razor blades in the toes the day, last week, he was asked if the incoming administration would keep a federal order in place to help California weather the power crisis. California passed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00049.htm


2: Howard's End: Do We Truly Have Democracy?

Why should lobbyist's who represent for-profit entities and trade associations have privileged access to politicians and Ministers while the rest of us have to organise petitions or make formal submissions to legislation to have our voice heard? John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00051.htm


3: NOT SHARP: Y2k Darwin Awards

For those not familiar with the Darwin Award, it's an annual honour given to the person who provided the universal human gene pool the biggest service by getting killed in the most extraordinarily stupid way.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00053.htm


4: Okarito Second Generation Kiwi Chick Hatched

Photo Caption: Chris Rickard with Dawn, the new generation kiwi from Okarito in South Westland

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0101/S00011.htm


5: Media Flash - Monday, January 22, 2001

YOUR ABC: Radio's National New Political Editor - AIR WAVES: AK Looks To Sell Vegemite - GLASS HOUSE: Guess Who Hoser Uses As A Source? - STIX AND STONES: A Collection Of What They REALLY Said - MOVERS AND SHAKERS: Bodytalk Links With US Supersite - ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00052.htm


6: Former Canadian Spy Criticises Swain Bill

Mike Frost spent 34 years working as a spy, with the final two decades being with the Communications Security Establishment (CSE), the Canadian equivalent of the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), which operates the Waihopai spybase. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00023.htm


7: Future Lefts - A year of fun ahead

CONTENTS: Editorial: Looking to the future - Shipley imagines Cabinet papers - "State of the Nation" speech ignored - Rebels get a new name - Website of the week

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00019.htm


8: Prime Minister cripples Defence again

Is Helen Clark proposing that our navy should comprise of two frigates and one tanker?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00073.htm


9: Wellington Accommodation Affair

ACT Leader Hon Richard Prebble has questioned the handling of the inquiry into out-of-town living expenses claimed by Cabinet Ministers Marian Hobbs and Phillida Bunkle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00067.htm


10: David Miller: The Legacy of William Clinton

Towards the end of his eight-year term in the White House, President Bill Clinton made it his personal mission to bring peace to the Middle East and forge a lasting settlement between Israel and the Palestinians. He invited both leaders to a summit ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00050.htm


11: Govt must act over disgraceful union tactics

Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley today called on the Prime Minister to ensure the Government enforces its own Employment Relations Act.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00074.htm


12: Pressure mounts on Govt. to support Green bill

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said pressure was mounting on the Government to match its words with action and support a Green Party bill which would outlaw nuclear shipments from New Zealand's 200 mile exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00075.htm


13: Clinton Urged To Grant Pardon To Leonard Peltier

Amnesty International is today calling on President Clinton to grant Leonard Peltier presidential pardon before leaving office. Leonard Peltier, a Native American Indian, has been in prison for 23 years for the murder of two Federal Bureau of Investigation ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0011/S00146.htm


14: Who remembers Steven Wallace?

Remember Steven Wallace - the young man killed by a police officer in Waitara on 30 April 2000 ?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00016.htm


15: National Radio Midday Report

Murdered Jogger – Waterfront Dispute – Contact Director’s Fees – Galapagos Oil Spill – Raft Death – Cervical Cancer Case – Bush Blocks Abortion Funds – Oil Prices – LabPlus Woes – Face Peel Case – GM Commission – Baby Ads – Marion’s Furtune

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/NM0101/S00038.htm


16: September 2000 overseas investment approvals

CAFCA's analysis of the overseas investments approved by the Overseas Investment Commission in September 2000 are now available on CAFCA's web site At

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0101/S00050.htm


17: Belgium Sees Cannabis Sense

Jean Claude van Damme’s hometown has begun to recognise that the War on Drugs is a failure, and decriminalised cannabis use. "Good on Belgium!" says Libertarianz Leader Peter Cresswell about this small advance in individual liberty. "This ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0101/S00026.htm


18: Horny

Wassup from the Matterhorn kids, busy as ever, this time we are flat out organising the Jazz stage for the Cuba Street Carnival happening on both Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of February. Make sure you note it down on your calendar as it's going to be ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0101/S00009.htm


19: Kidney Sale Illegal, Ad Withdrawn

Buying a human kidney for transplant is not legal in New Zealand, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said this afternoon, after discovering a Chinese man offered one of his kidneys for auction on a New Zealand website, with a reserve price of ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0101/S00040.htm


20: Lesson For New Zealand In Californian Power Chaos

Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today said the fact that the Californian State Government was intervening in the region's troubled electricity market showed the clear dangers of electricity deregulation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0101/S00064.htm


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