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Scoop Today - Weekend Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop this weekend are...

1: HARD NEWS 8/10/99 - Beware the Dick Fix

HARD NEWS is first broadcast in Auckland on 95bFM around 8.45am on Fridays and replayed around 4.30pm Friday and 10am Sunday on The Culture Bunker. A digest appears monthly in Re:Mix magazine. You can listen to 95bFM live on the Internet. Point your web ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00040.htm


2: World Cup: English Steamrolled By Lomagic Again

Fifteen minutes into the second half of the World Cup rugby clash at Twickenham London a timewarp appeared to take the game back four years to the 1995 World Cup Semi-final in which brilliant All Black wing Jonah Lomu exploded over Jeremy Guscott and then ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00043.htm


3: Relief As Paddington Victim’s Phones Stop Ringing

Three days after the Paddington rail crash in England, the mobile telephones inside the carriages may have finally stopped ringing. This provides some relief for the search teams, but not much. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00041.htm


4: “The Lord Of The Rings” To Begin Photography In NZ

(Los Angeles, October 7, 1999) – The Lord of the Rings film trilogy begins principal photography in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 11, 1999, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced today by Robert Shaye, Chairman and Chief ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00038.htm


5: Scoop Today - Rounding Off The News Week

The last week of the 1996-1999 Parliament comes to an end....EXTENDED BULLETIN

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00042.htm


6: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm


7: Don't despair, David!

National MP David Carter has got it wrong when he claims that I have withdrawn from the race for the Banks Peninsula seat in this election, says Green Party MP Rod Donald.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00165.htm


8: Donald Quits

"I'm disappointed Rod Donald is throwing the towel in without a contest. He was a likeable character and he has certainly made an impression on New Zealand politics," says Banks Peninsula MP David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00159.htm


9: Scoop Puzzle: Is This An Aussie? What Is He Up To?

We received the above image yesterday via e-mail. It appears to show a soldier carrying a Steyr rifle with an Australian imprint the word “Humps” and various things written in Indonesian on it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00028.htm


10: Election 1999:: Two Weeks Down Seven To Go

If there was ever any doubt that tertiary education was shaping up to be one of the key election issues, then week two of the election campaign has put those doubts to rest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00038.htm


11: Hubble Repair Mission On Hold Until December

Out There Weekend Feature: This weekend we take a look upward and checkout what's happening to the Hubble Space Telescope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00025.htm


12: Images: Shooting - WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT

They show what appear to be Indonesian troops gunning down a youth in the street's of East Timor as he runs away.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00151.htm


13: Security Rifts Threaten Indonesian Stabity

The ongoing sectarian violence in Indonesia’s Ambon has claimed over 15 lives since Oct. 3. Reports suggest that the latest violence was triggered and sustained by factionalism among security forces. Ever widening splits between factions in the military and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00031.htm


14: Trade Deficit Still Worsening

Latest statistics show the trend in the merchandise trade deficit continuing to worsen. Although merchandise exports are increasing, their growth is at a slower rate than that recorded for merchandise imports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00041.htm


15: TV1 News 6pm

Parliament - Train Crash - Lomu

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9910/S00049.htm


16: Fire Fight In East Timor - Two Killed Two Injured

The Australian Army is remaining tight-lipped about two soldiers injured in an East Timor militia ambush late yesterday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00035.htm


17: Steyr Butt Writings Translated

It looks as though an Aussie soldier has written the Indonesian for "Halt, hands up!" on his rifle."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00030.htm


18: Prime Minster's Adjournment Debate Speech

Mr Speaker, today we end a historic session of this Parliament – our first MMP Parliament. It obviously has been New Zealand’s biggest electoral change this century and has created a Parliament much larger and more diverse than ever before.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00158.htm


19: 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


20: Prebble challenges Cullen to debate

ACT Leader Richard Prebble has challenged Labour's Michael Cullen to a debate on Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00167.htm


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