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

1: Statement From Paul Holmes

When I read in the NZ Herald "Holmes Loses in TVNZ Pay Cuts" I assumed that the Chairman had actually discussed my salary with the Herald and in so doing had breached the confidentiality of my contract.

2: Clark Changes Tack Over Paul Holmes’ Salary

“Helen Clark has displayed yet another example of her about-face behaviour with her comments over Paul Holmes' salary,” says ACT Spokesman for Broadcasting Penny Webster.

3: Prime Minister's Statement to Parliament

Almost fourteen months ago the direction and programme of the new Labour-Alliance Government was set out in the Speech from the Throne.

4: SEEK Calls ‘Time’ On UK Pub Jobs

Auckland – 12 February 2001 – The traditional employment route for Kiwis on a UK OE – straight behind a bar – faces a stiff challenge from a new service from SEEK (, winner of the NetGuide 2000 best online employment site.

5: Anna Kournikova Virus Warning

There is a computer virus rapidly spreading with the attachment - "AnnaKournikova.jpg" and the subject line "Here you have, ;o)" with text "Hi: Check This!".

6: Statement From TVNZ Chairman, Dr Ross Armstrong

"I accept Mr Holmes' apology and regret the misunderstanding. No further comment will be made on the matter."

7: Politics Of Envy Shown By Holmes' Pay Cut

Government bullying that has forced Paul Holmes to take a pay cut is the Chinese Cultural Revolution Television New Zealand-style, National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich said today.

8: PM's Presser: Gaps, Banks And Grievances

Closing the Gaps - People's Bank - Immigration Grievance

9: David Miller: The Case Of Napster

Another judgement day looms for online music swap site Napster this week. The website which allows its users to swap music files and download them for free is facing another legal challenge in the US courts, although this time the site may be shut down permanently ...

10: Gerry's First Big Blunder

Education Minister Trevor Mallard said National's new education spokesperson was proving he doesn't do his homework and is ignorant of the facts on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

11: Scoop Images: Labour MPs In The House

Parliament resumes today at 2pm. In honour of the occasion Scoop presents the following images of five Labour MPs in action in the house. Photographs by Mark Graham .

12: Shirtcliffe should quit while ahead

Former MMP campaigner and Green Party co-leader Rod Donald today said Peter Shirtcliffe and his big business mates, who have just launched a campaign against MMP, should quit while they are ahead.

13: Scoop Feedback: George W. Bush Priceless

Contrary to Chris Petrousky in New York State, and his/her take on the George W. Bush Priceless piece, I did not find it offensive. It was like a breath of fresh air. I too live in the U.S. and a bit of humor is the only way to get through these ...

14: Kournikova worm spreads at record-breaking speeds

ESPOO-Finland, February 13, F-Secure Corporation (HEX:FSC), a leading provider of centrally-managed, widely distributed security solutions is alerting computer users worldwide about a new, rapidly spreading e-mail worm. Known as "Onthefly", ...

15: Howard's End: Human Genome Map Not Enough

If you believe that each human being in the world is nothing more than a giant chemistry set then you'll likely fall for all the hype being generated about the human genome "book of life" discoveries. John Howard writes.

16: Stateside: Seattle On A Budget

Americans are brought up to be helpful and polite. I tell you this so that you'll preface any request for directions with the words "Excuse me", and will take the directions given with a grain of salt. The desire to be helpful can sometimes ...

17: Scoop Images: John Howard’s Westland World

Scoop columnist John Howard is often emailed by readers curious about where he lives. Here is some of the scenery from Howard's World in Westland.

18: MOTORNET: Diesel revolution

Diesel tends to conjure up images of black smoke and greasy petrol station pumps, not high performance and a 'clean green image.’But internationally, diesels are being embraced. Perhaps it's time New Zealand took a closer look....

19: NOT SHARP: "Scoop" = "Seborrhoeic Keratosis"

Web search engines are often not particularly sharp. However the default setting on the Xtra home page search dialogue box – "search Xtra" the first port of call for many New Zealand based web surfers is probably due an award or two…

20: Govt Backs Down On Clean Used Vehicle Imports

Forest and Bird is aghast at MAF’s decision to allow used vehicles to be brought into New Zealand without being inspected for pests and diseases prior to shipment.

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