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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

The top 20 rating stories on Scoop at 4pm today were...

1: Leaders Debate #2: Twenty Five Questions

Five leaders, five questions each. Paul Holmes as inquisitor. Yes or no answers requested. The following questions were one of segments from the Second Leaders debate held last night on TV1.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00010.htm


2: A Story You Would Probably Rather Not Read

The All Blacks lost. Yes, it is unthinkable. But yes, it has happened. France beat us. Horribly. And no its not over. We have to play again. Against the Springboks. For third place! So yes, in short, it is awful.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00001.htm


3: Labour pleased with All Blacks loss

“Helen Clark seems to be the only New Zealander pleased that the All Blacks lost their World Cup semi-final match”, Sport Minister Murray McCully said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00011.htm


4: All Blacks Lacked Pride And Identity: Henare

The All Blacks lost against the French today because they lacked pride in themselves and their country, Mauri Pacific Leader Tau Henare said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00014.htm


5: Upton On Line - Getting Out of the Gloom

As New Zealanders arise numb from this morning's horror at Twickenham, politicians must pick themselves up to fight the election campaign. Labour will be tempted to revel in the "doom and gloom", National must find a way out of it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00001.htm


6: Simon Orme: Republic Referendum Set to Fail

Australian electors appear ready this weekend to toss out the proposed republican model - a republic where the President would be appointed by a two thirds majority of Parliament while retaining the existing "kingly powers" of the head ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00009.htm


7: 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


8: The race for Epsom turns ugly

Labour candidate for Epsom David Jacobs today deplored the petty and personal squabbling between his National and Act opponents.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00008.htm


9: Rank outsiders go off the rails in election race

Truth was a casualty early in the running of the Election Stakes when it was bowled over by the two rank outsiders in the field.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00038.htm


10: What next in National's theatre of the absurd?

"If today's National Party 'policy launch' is going to be as bizarrely entertaining as yesterday's I wish they'd invite me," says Labour campaign spokesperson Pete Hodgson.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00040.htm


11: 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


12: Monsanto wants OK for children's GE snacks

The US based food and chemical giant Monsanto has lodged applications to sell eight different genetically engineered potato, corn and canola products in New Zealand, the Green Party said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00029.htm


13: Best Looking Party List on Offer

Herewith the full list of thirty list candidates for Libertarianz, the party aiming to get Nanny State off our backs, out of our pockets, and out of our lives. These people are not committee joiners, scout leaders or bureaucrats - they are passionate ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00129.htm


14: 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


15: Saturn And Telecom Reach 0867 Agreement

Saturn and Telecom announced today they had signed an Internet Traffic Agreement covering 0867 calls.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00001.htm


16: More Needed Than A Collection Of Good Tunes

Yesterday's launch of the election campaign's by Labour, National and NZ First leaders, looked like they all took lessons from their US colleagues. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00002.htm


17: Scoop Archive: Scottish Ref A Serious Threat To Cup Hopes

Taking nothing away from the Wallabies victory - they played very well and the All Blacks poorly - but there are lessons for World Cup contenders, fans and organisers in the refereeing of tonight's Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/71/8e/199908290102.209247c8.html


18: Melbourne Cup Special - TAB Tipsters Say...

Melbourne Cup maestro Bart Cummings is poised to win his 11th Melbourne Cup with Rogan Josh as the horse demolished the field in Saturdays McKinnon Stakes at Flemington..

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00019.htm


19: 217 Die In EgyptAir Crash

A Cairo-bound EgyptAir Boeing 767 that crashed off the US coast on Sunday killing 217 people on board plummeted towards the Atlantic Ocean in "a very rapid descent," the head of the US National Transportation Safety Board has said.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00007.htm


20: Still Time For People To Enrol For The Election

The electoral roll for this year’s general election closed for printing last week with 89 per cent of eligible electors enrolled to vote in the election.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00009.htm

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