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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Scoop's Top 20 yesterday was dominated by the America's cup and Hobbitton Pics...

(Scoop apologises for the delay in service this morning - we encountered a temporary technical glitch...)

1: Young America Substitute Yacht Approved

Americas Cup officials have given approval to the New York Yacht Club backed Young America team to race its substitute boat USA 58.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00065.htm


2: Americas Cup Report - Who Won, Who Lost, And More

It was like a replay of the sinking of OneAustralia off San Francisco in 1995. The New York Yacht Club's Young America yacht split almost in two while racing in heavy wind today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00052.htm


3: Scoop Images: Hobbit Town Photos Mystery Solved

The two photos above one apparently of the same scene - appear to confirm that the Hobbit Town photos published this morning by the Dominion are indeed real - even if they do look a little too toy townish.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00086.htm


4: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


5: Americas Cup Challenger Series Full Report

Disaster struck the New York Yacht Club's challenge for the Americas Cup today as Young America split almost in half in moderate seas on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. Here too is a full report on team standings, points, who races who and the weather.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00053.htm


6: Scoop Images: Where Bilbo And Frodo Live – Really!

Warning Lord Of The Rings Spoiler photos…. courtesy of Scoop’s content partner http://www.theonering.net/ Scoop brings the first published pictures of Froddo and Bilbo Baggins house, in the Waikato.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00075.htm


7: Scoop Images: Dom's Stale Hobbit Photos Are Fake!

More than three weeks after Scoop first published a picture of, allegedly, the home of a Hobbit from the Lord of the Rings, and the day after we published aerial photos of the Waikato set the Dominion News Paper have run two highly dubious – and probably ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00081.htm


8: Rankin on Thursday - A Government of the Centre?

There are times I worry about Winston; Peters that is, not that notorious party hopper Churchill. Every time he says "MMP" I sense another percentage point of anti-MMP sentiment. And when he talks about watertight coalition documents and talks ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00088.htm


9: Dominion Denies Fishy Photos Are Fake

So far the Dominion is sticking behind its photos of Hobbiton published this morning. Scoop however thinks they remain rather fishy looking.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00084.htm


10: Fitzsimons Edges Ahead in Latest Coromandel Poll

The latest TV One Colmar Brunton poll of the Coromandel seat shows Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons nosing ahead of encumbent National MP Murray McLean.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00085.htm


11: The Games, The Scandals

The Sydney Olympics Organisation (SOCOG) secretly withdrew 800,000 prime tickets after the public ballot had closed and diverted them to an exclusive premium ticket scheme for the rich, SOCOG this week admitted to an upper house Parliamentary enquiry. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00089.htm


12: 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


13: Shlip, shlip, shlip ... the knives are sharpening

National's decision to convene a mid campaign Caucus meeting is a sure sign of pre-election nervousness turning to blind panic, Labour MP Pete Hodgson said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00271.htm


14: Election predictions – Richard Prebble Speech

This election is the most wide open in recent history. If you average the polls, the centre right and the left are neck and neck. Without doubt the final leaders' debate between Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark will be crucial.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00259.htm


15: Will Genetic Engineering feed the starving

A certain Dennis Avery is in NZ saying amazing things about organic farming and world hunger which upsets me no end. Having spent since late 1992 working in countries where famine and disease are regular calendar features, what Mr. Avery stands for ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00090.htm


16: 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


17: OneRing.Net: That Photo a FAKE?!

ID4 has sent me some startling news! This may not be accurate, but ID4 does have some expierence in the field of CGI art, he first sent me this:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00089.htm


18: 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


19: Magnificent Seven Can't Defend Us

"Current NZ defence policy relies on the UN responding to threats to NZ security. But this may not be anything we can rely on," warns Libertarianz Defence Spokesman Robert Winefield.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00070.htm


20: National Radio Midday Bulletin

CityJet – Tobacco Tax – New Ambassadro – BOP Floods – Yachting Betting – Dairy Mega-Merger – EgyptAir – Hunger Strikers – Drinking Cards – Armistice Day – Libraries And The Internet

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00093.htm

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