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Scoop Ratings: Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: Nats Busy In the Sack?

Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath says he was tempted to join the National Party after Annette King claimed that government was responsible for a 'sexually transmitted disease time-bomb'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00122.htm


2: Tempers Flare In Wellington Accommodation Row

Alliance candidate Phillida Bunkle is sending out letters to every household in the Wellington Central electorate this weekend asking voters whether they think she should withdraw from the race.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00146.htm


3: US Vote Not To Pay $900 United Nations Arrears

The US Congress has voted for a budget bill not to pay its $900 million arrears to the UN possibly leaving the country without a General Assembly vote come 31 December. Clinton has vetoed the bill but loss of a US vote in the UN could be positive particularly ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00139.htm


4: Scoop Images: And Not A Hobbit Was Stirring

The following pictures show the inside of the set for the town of Bree from the Lord of The Rings Trilogy which began shooting in New Zealand yesterday under the direction of Peter Jackson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00053.htm


5: Leaders Debate: Chalk Number One Up To Winston

Clark, Anderton, Prebble, Winston And Shipley - with John Campbell as presenter. Format: a minute to start - tax - income inequality - student loans - vision - and media analysis to boot. And the consensus is.... Winston Won!

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00136.htm


6: Scoop Images: Gandalf’s Two Exploding Trees

Responding to the hints of a couple of US Lord of The Rings websites – http://www.lordoftherings.com/ and http://www.onering.net/ - Scoop earlier this week informed its star Hobbit paparazzi of a reported sighting of Gandalf’s exploding trees in Upper Hutt.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00097.htm


7: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….

Having seemingly scored the internet Scoop of the week with his pictures of BREE AT FIRST LIGHT Scoop contacted the Hobbit who scooped the world and asked him if he had any more snaps from his visit to Bree….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00074.htm


8: City Voice: Bunkle urges “Hobbs/Alliance” vote

THE Alliance candidate for Wellington Central, Phillida Bunkle, has finally endorsed tactical voting in the electorate by urging people to give their electorate votes to Labour.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00143.htm


9: Election 1999: Leader's Debate Highlight Of Week 5

The biggest laugh of campaign week five came from the Libertarianz on Thursday. Deputy Leader Richard McGrath said he was tempted to join the National Party after Annette King claimed the government was responsible for a 'sexually transmitted disease time-bomb'.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00147.htm


10: Prebble the loser!

Labour Wellington Central candidate Marian Hobbs has welcomed the start of the television leaders debates saying that they showed voters how lacklustre and incoherent Richard Prebble is.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00650.htm


11: Bunkle Complains To Press Council

“Time will tell whether Phillida Bunkle is telling the truth about Wellington Central” says National MP Annabel Young. “Bunkle’s current line is that she hasn’t made up her mind whether she will pull out. Everyone else thinks that Jim Anderton has made ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00672.htm


12: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo’s House

Scoop wouldn’t normally so shamelessly lift a photo from a newspaper but in this instance the claim in the Mirror/Daily Record that this is the “first” picture of the Lord of the Rings secret Kingdom, is, respectfully disputed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00085.htm


13: Bunkle Asks Voters - Should I withdraw?

'Do you want me to stand as an electorate candidate in Wellington central or are you prepared to vote for me by giving the Alliance your party vote?'

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00679.htm


14: Labour’s Employment Policy

“Labour’s employment policy appears to be a genuine effort to address some practical issues,” Employers’ Federation CEO, Steve Marshall said today. “And it appears to be reasonably fiscally responsible, with pilots to be undertaken of any substantive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00121.htm


15: Rankin on Thursday: FPP rears its ugly head

The kerfuffle over Coromandel is not about MMP. Rather, it's about first-past-the-post (FPP) and its retention in the MMP electorate vote.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00137.htm


16: New Book Tells Tax Victims' Stories

ACT finance spokesman Rodney Hide today released his book "The Power to Destroy" that blows the lid off the IRD to expose how taxpayers are treated by unjust tax laws and an out-of-control government department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00675.htm


17: Clark: Shipley continues to hide

Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that she was astonished at the Prime Minister’s refusal to debate her on Radio Pacific’s Jenny Anderson show.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00674.htm


18: Landonline computer blowout must be probed

John Luxton must front up to the Landonline computer debacle and accept an inquiry into the project, says Labour lands spokesperson Jim Sutton.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00669.htm


19: Scoop Launches All Black Supporters Photo Gallery

Inspired by the picture of Jonah now adorning Scoop’s front page - submitted by an ardent expatriate Jonah fan - Scoop has decided to run an interactive Scoop campaign in support of the All Blacks World Cup bid. From today through till November 6th ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00141.htm


20: Pakistan Regime And Armenian Parallels

The new military regime in Pakistan, which overthrew the government on October 12, has begun a campaign to recover billions in outstanding bank loans. The Armenian political killing has parallels. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00145.htm


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