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Scoop Ratings - Yesterday's Top 20

Scoop's Top 20 rating items yesterday were...

1: 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


2: 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


3: 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


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: 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


6: 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


7: 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


8: 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


9: The new WTO head, Mike Moore: a view from NZ

New Zealander Mike Moore has become the Director-General of the WTO in controversial circumstances. Who is he? This view comes from a New Zealander, Bill Rosenberg, who researches and writes on foreign investment and New Zealand’s economic relationship ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00143.htm


10: 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


11: 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


12: Prebble and Hobbs both Johnny Come Latelys

Neither Prebble nor Hobbs are true Wellington residents so they should give up arguing who is more of a Wellingtonian, says Phillida Bunkle’s Electorate Representative James Palmer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00328.htm


13: 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


14: 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


15: 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


16: 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


17: 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


18: 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


19: 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


20: 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


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