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Scoop Ratings – Yesterday’s Top 20

Yesterday’s top 20 rating items on Scoop were…

1: Only Indonesia Can Save East Timor Now

As violence threatens to take still more lives in East Timor there are probably only three people capable of making any difference in East Timor: The President of Indonesia B.J. Habibe, leader of the largest opposition party Megawati Sukarnoputri, and ABRI ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00122.htm


2: Labour Whipping Up Anti-US Feeling Before APEC

ACT Leader Richard Prebble, one of the few MPs in Parliament to have personally known Norman Kirk, has accused Labour President Bob Harvey of whipping up anti-American feelings on the eve of APEC, with his absurd claim that the CIA murdered Norman Kirk.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00537.htm


3: Police Issue Letter To APEC Protest Leaders

In this latest instalment of the Scoop Inside APEC Series we reveal the letter issued by the New Zealand Police to suspected leaders of Anti-APEC groups and organisations.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00158.htm


4: Questions Of The Day (1-6)

Clark And Shipley On Housing - Business Confidence - Stock Exchange Tax Allegations - Unions And Balaclavas - Party Deserters And Tax - Timberlands

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00131.htm


5: Inside APEC Exclusive - Canada's "Highest Threat"

His tale reads like a scene out of the Frederick Forsyth book “The ODESSA File”. But while what you read here is clock and dagger, it is not fiction. Published on Scoop for the first time in New Zealand is Jaggi Singh’s account of what Canada’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00118.htm


6: The New York Times

Kosovo - Gunman - Heatwave - Dirt Digging - Kashmir - Work Dogs - Economic Boom - Israel - Dolphins

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9907/S00035.htm


7: ACT firm in Ohariu-Belmont

ACT candidate Kathryn Asare says the ACT party will not be withdrawing from Ohariu-Belmont.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00544.htm


8: The Week Ahead: Playing The Numbers

With five sitting days till the house rises the Beehive's best and brightest are engaged in a game they became well accustomed to last year as the government sat on a knife edge- counting the numbers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00123.htm


9: 50,000 Families Pay No Tax

Next year, around 50,000 low-to-middle income working families will pay no tax, Treasurer Bill English said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00509.htm


10: The Lasting Lessons Of WACO

If you were near a television set on April 19, 1993, you will never forget the sight of the Mt. Carmel religious community in Waco, Texas, going up in flames. What precisely had these people done to justify the Fed's surrounding them with tanks? With reluctance, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00124.htm


11: Clark Reveals Hidden Agenda

Labour leader Helen Clark showed her party’s true colours today, when she confirmed a Labour-led government would walk away from New Zealand’s commitments to regional defence, Defence Minister Max Bradford says.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00536.htm


12: Police Liaise With Protest Groups

New Zealand Police APEC Operations Detective Superintendent Peter Marshall, APEC Operation Commander, says that police are in direct contact with wide ranging groups in relation to protest action during APEC.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9908/S00157.htm


13: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Vote Counting - Lottery Salary - CIA Killing? - Ketch - Customary Rights - Deaths - Gems Seized - Fly Buys - Videos - Enrolment - Wye Talks - Canterbury Quakes

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00203.htm


14: Questions Of The Day (7-12)

Dairy Restructuring - Defence Report - David Bale - WTO and Lamb - Plutonium Shipments - Defence Report

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00130.htm


15: China - More Than Just A Country

China is more than just a country. It is a culture, a civilisation a way of life that has developed through five thousand years of recorded history. Chinese president, Jiang Zemin, is coming to Auckland for the APEC talks. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00128.htm


16: English doesn't understand tax

The claim that 50,000 low income families will pay no tax next year shows that the Treasurer doesn't really understand the tax system, Alliance leader Jim Anderton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00512.htm


17: Questions For Oral Answer Tuesday, 31 August 1999

Today's questions of the day

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00542.htm


18: The Dominion

Kirk Poisoned - Fly Buys - UN Casualty - All Black Bonus - Baby Too Young - Hewitt Book - Watson - Defence Report - Delamere

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9908/S00202.htm


19: WINZ Pays $207,500 for Maori advice

Work and Income New Zealand has failed to meet its own targets for Maori unemployment despite paying consultants over $200,000 for advice on improving Maori outcomes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00547.htm


20: NZDF Headquarters Restructuring Required

A radical slimming down of the “top-heavy” New Zealand Defence Force Headquarters in Wellington, starting with the transfer of the individual service chiefs from Defence Headquarters to their principal camps or bases, is recommended by the majority on ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00523.htm


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