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Scoop Today - Weekend Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop over the weekend were...

1: Americas Cup Challenger Series RR2 Begins

The second Round Robin of the Louis Vuitton Cup (the Challenger Selection Series for the XXX America's Cup) started Today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00028.htm


2: Australian Govt Confirms Global Spy Agency Exists

Confirmation has come from the Australian government that Echelon, a global network which can eavesdrop on phone, fax or e-mail anywhere on the planet, does exist. US Congressmen are calling for a full inquiry. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00049.htm


3: A Very Hot Link - Jenny Soars In Waikato Poll

The following is a link to a running daily poll being conducted by Waikato University's Politics department.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00038.htm


4: HARD NEWS: Lies, Losses, Lists and Lingerie

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the All Blacks lost. They fell to bits for 20 minutes in the second half of their World Cup semi final, blew a 14 point lead and surrendered the match and their Cup hopes to a French side they thrashed 54-7 at the beginning ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00047.htm


5: Scoop Archive: Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World

One of the most extraordinary documentaries this Scoop has ever seen was broadcast on TV2 last night. The documentary "Signs Of God - Science Tests Faith", from Fox News was broadcast live on October 13 in Los Angeles (yesterday NZT).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/6f/ee/199910151121.cde02d4c.html


6: The Long Awaited Precedent For The Left

Well the deed is finally done. Despite long denying the possibility of any such action, Alliance MP Phillida Bunkle finally bit the bullet this week and pulled out of the race for the prize seat of Wellington Central. Jonathan Hill writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00045.htm


7: Scoop Images: Jonah Gets A Punch In The Nose

Produced by some internet wit….it seems that the net audience at least are not ready to forgive the All Blacks yet…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00048.htm


8: 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


9: Hot Link: Bewildered party fights for recognition!

Scoop Hot Link: See…New Political Party… http://www.inetcom.co.nz

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00059.htm


10: Herald Poll - One Per cent between Nats and Labour

The latest Herald Digi Poll shows the gap between National and Labour has dropped to just one per cent.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00043.htm


11: Scoop Archive: Scoop Images: Fox News Broadcasts Message From God

A series of images from last night's broadcast on TV2 of an truly extraordinary documentary... See Scoop's review of the show... Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World .

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/22/3c/199910150026.bd375fc5.html


12: Jury Orders Two Louis Vuitton Cup Races Resailed

Resail Orders For Stars & Stripes and Spansih Challenge Report courtesy of www.louisvuittoncup.com The International Jury has voided the results of two of the Louis Vuitton Cup races sailed on Wednesday and ordered that they be resailed today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00177.htm


13: All Black Coach Quits

All Black coach John Hart has quit the top job only hours after his side finished a poor fourth at the Rugby World Cup.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00052.htm


14: All Blacks vs South Africa – Oh No Not Again!@#

Cullen shifted to full back. Umaga off for Alatini. The commentators like this. The All Blacks seem to be spurred too. For a while. Hoeft comes on for Dowd.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00044.htm


15: All Blacks vs South Africa - Half Time Talk

Come on Cullen. We need magic! Mehrts, Jeff, please, get it together. Order. Find touch. No more chargedowns, please. Forwards, effort IS REQUIRED! WORK. WORK. WORK. And hold on to the ball. Kees, fantastic work, keep it up. The rest of you. Be like ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00041.htm


16: Australia Keeps Our Queen

Australia has rejected becoming a republic with the referendum failing to meet either of the two requirements to be passed. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00060.htm


17: Scoop Images: Hart Names Replacement All Blacks

Another pic in the genre Scoop readers are growing accustomed to.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00053.htm


18: Keri Hulme On The Joys Of A Republic Of NZ

At the turn of the century Richard Seddon trumpeted, “One Empire, one language, one people.”

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00039.htm


19: Black Week Remains So, But a Ray of Light Shines

Well the black week for Kiwi sports got blacker on Friday with the Kiwi league side going down 22 - 20 to Australia. However the spectacle and the quality of play made the result almost secondary and the Kiwi public, who were treated to an absolute ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00051.htm


20: 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


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