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Scoop Ratings – Today’s Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop as of 3pm were…

1: US Intelligence Say Habibie “Right Type Of Person"

Recently declassified documents from the US Commerce Department reveal the Clinton White House intelligence report on Indonesian President, B.J. Habibie. In the CIA’s opinion Habibe is "the type of official needed today in developing countries." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00140.htm


2: Do we have a state religion now?

I am writing regarding a story in today's Dominion which I hope isn't correct. It states that a woman working at a mental health unit in Wanganui has been banned from entering the premises until it can receive a Maori blessing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00302.htm


3: Goodbye APEC - Has Been Nice Knowing You

The drum of commuter traffic has once again restored Auckland to its gridlocked best. And smiles beam involuntary as the media team clear out of the Aotea Centre for foreign shores.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00137.htm


4: Scoop Images: The President 's Men

Two images of the secret service which is flanking Clinton's movements around Auckland.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00114.htm


5: Insurance companies caught red-handed

A complaint to the Commerce Commission by Alliance health spokesperson Phillida Bunkle has helped patients get reimbursements totalling $145,223 from medical insurance companies.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00304.htm


6: Protest Letter Over Removal Of Tibet Protest

“The Green Party has been shocked by the removal of peaceful Free Tibet protesters from a Christchurch city street last night. “All the evidence points to them being removed on the request of the Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00074.htm


7: Scoop Censored By Major Trade Unions

Acute observers may have noticed that Council of Trade Unions (CTU), Association of University Staff (AUS) and Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) press releases do not appear on Scoop while they do appear on another New Zealand political news ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00119.htm


8: National Radio Midday Bulletin

Timor Force - Parliament Recall - UN Worker on AId - Clinton - Protest - NZ/Korea - Reserve Bank - Hurricane - K2000 - One Tree Hill - Battallion

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00104.htm


9: Scoop Images: The President of the USA

Photos of the President of the USA en route in downtown Auckland - including large close-up. Photos by Jason Dorday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00113.htm


10: Government E-Commerce Web Site Launched

The Government's Electronic Commerce web site was launched today by Information Technology Minister Maurice Williamson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00319.htm


11: Hurricane Floyd Update

Civil defence announced sweeping evacuations in Florida Monday night (US time) and forecasters posted hurricane watches for the entire Florida coast as Hurricance Floyd develops greater power than Hurricane Andrew. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00136.htm


12: Stop The War On Drugs Mr President

"If Mr Clinton is such a big guy", said Christchurch drug law reformers today, "he should stop the War on Drugs, and set a better example as leader of the free world."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00073.htm


13: Scoop Puzzle: What Does The CIA Think of Shipley?

In light of Scoop’s West Coast correspondent John Howard’s Scoop today on the CIA’s opinion of Indonesian President B.J.Habibe – See ... US Intelligence Say Habibie "Right Type Of Person" in the Headlines wire - Scoop wonders what the US ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00141.htm


14: Helen Clark deplores attack on One Tree Hill

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that she deplored the latest act of vandalism against the lone pine on top of One Tree Hill.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00316.htm


15: PM Speech To Chinese Presidential Banquet

I am delighted this evening to welcome you, President Jiang and Madame Wang, to Christchurch, and to this official dinner in your honour. A few weeks back, when Burton and I visited Beijing, you honoured us by hosting a private dinner in the Great Hall of the People.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00312.htm


16: Clinton Media Fawning Disappoints

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath wonders where our country's leading news reporters have disappeared to. "We obviously had the B-team in action during Bill Clinton's state visit," he suggests. "I have never seen such a tame ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9909/S00076.htm


17: Megawati: "I am saddened, ashamed, concerned"

Indonesia's international reputation has suffered terribly as a result of the human tragedy in East Timor. The daily barrage of news about our country and people portrays us as a nation that loves to kill and torture. Friends and associates abroad report ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00139.htm


18: Peters - Alliance Sold Soul For Plastic Promises

Funny things happen in politics. One day we can be debating legislation for grubbing Nasella tussock in North Canterbury, and the next day we can discuss sending troops into a war zone in East Timor to keep a peace which does not yet exist.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00296.htm


19: Prebble's Patch Is Hundreds Of Kms From Wellington

"Richard Prebble should get real and come clean about where he lives and who his neighbours are," said Labour's Manurewa Electorate campaign manager, Daniel Newman.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00320.htm


20: Who passed the test at APEC? - Prebble

No small amount of that success was due to Jenny Shipley. In an international arena full of pitfalls and with the added uncertainty and danger of escalating violence in East Timor, our Prime Minister conducted our affairs as a true, stable, international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00297.htm


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