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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop were...

1: Americas Cup - Prada Leads Table As RR2 Ends

Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of 46 points, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00101.htm


2: ELECTION 1999: Jonathan Hill's Election Prediction

Right. As the chances of getting this right are slim indeed, this guess is purely on gut feeling. I'm picking a week of negative campaigning from National is not going to wash well with voters and will eventually be to the party's detriment.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00155.htm


3: Americas Cup Challengers Face Light Air Of Change

Today's racing brought a change of conditions from the past two days, heavy Northerlies giving way overnight to gentle South winds blowing from 7-13 knots. The winds were shifty however, both in velocity and direction, and the afterguards earned their ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00100.htm


4: ELECTION 1999: Alastair Thompson’s Predictions

I find it hard to agree with the prevailing media opinion that this election is headed for a cut and dried victory to Labour. Most of the media commentary on this subject is based on the grand convergence of polls this last Friday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00156.htm


5: SCOOP ELECTION: John Howard's Election Picks

Contrary to my Scoop colleagues predictions on the outcome of the election, I am favouring a National-led government for the following reasons.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00158.htm


6: Americas Cup: Three Great Matches End RR2

Round Robin Two of the Louis Vuitton Cup finished with a flourish on Saturday. Three matches, rescheduled from Race Six, were sailed today. The matches were outstanding - all at one point featured good close match racing by teams fighting for precious ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00102.htm


7: Selwyn Manning's Election Predictions

Isn’t democracy a fine thing. Just when it seems this country has been governed by self perceived born to rule cronies forever, the population deals out a right old telling off. Yip, here in south Auckland, three terms is long enough. That’s the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00160.htm


8: Students, Free Your Minds, Taxpayers, Free Your $$

The Libertarianz Tertiary Education Policy was released today by Spokesman Andrew Bates, himself a Commerce and Engineering student.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00144.htm


9: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm


10: Scoop Oddity: There's Magic In Them There Numbers

After observing the celebrations of the last completely odd day for 1112 years last Friday, Scoop on a hunch decided to check whether the date was also a prime - that is, a number indivisible.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00162.htm


11: Americas Cup - Prada Team Cheered On By Pavarotti

Italy's Prada Americas Cup challenger team has won its tenth match of the Louis Vuitton Cup in Round Robin. Prada beat the French yacht Le Défi by 3 minutes 49 seconds. The win followed a cheer session between the crew of Luna Rossa and world acclaimed ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00094.htm


12: Another Personal Grievance To Employment Court

Another employee personal grievance, likely to cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, is heading towards the Employment Court. This time it's against West Coast SOE Coast Health Care Ltd. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00161.htm


13: Americas Cup - Twas Another Strange Day's Sailing

Thursday's racing started under heavy conditions, the wind blowing from the North at near 20 knots, the seas heavy with a two metre swell. What followed was a day of postponements, withdrawals, penalties and an outstanding display of aggressive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00096.htm


14: Scoop Column: UN Monitors Need For NZ Election Too

New Zealand loves nothing better than to certify other countries' election ballots as "free and fair" so there can hardly be any principled objection to a delegation of monitors, from democratic nations, taking up position, pen in hand, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00149.htm


15: Upton On Line - A lesson from history

Last night's Crossfire on TVNZ with the Prime Minister delivered us yet again the familiar image of Mrs Shipley fighting valiantly under the constant attention of two Bren guns rat, tat, tatting away. In upton-on-line's humble estimation, Mike ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00495.htm


16: HARD NEWS 19/11/99 - MMP = More Moral Panic

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... trust the Tories, eh? Put them under pressure and they try and manufacture a moral crisis. There's been Ecstasy, there's been Home Invasions - and this week it's drugs and terrorism with the Green Party.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00147.htm


17: Americas Cup Race Reports - White Caps And Clashes

Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes delivered a stinging defeat to Paul Cayard's AmericaOne on a white-capped Hauraki Gulf today as one boat in each of four other matches retired with gear problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00093.htm


18: Act? Fascist?

"Last week I observed that ACT, while having some policies describable with historical & philosophical accuracy as "fascist," was actually the least fascist of the main parties & much less fascist than the Greens," ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00138.htm


19: The Abortion Bonus! U.S. Theory Considered

Today, Scoop welcomes Barb Sumner to our columnist fold. Barb is a freelance writer, a regular in "Grace" and "Metro" and occasionally in the NZ Herald. She warns: some consider her works "too extreme". You be the judge.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00124.htm


20: SCOOP ADVISORY: Scoop Keeps Getting Better

While it is not immediately apparent on the surface - given the focus on bringing you breaking news before the traditional media - Scoop is actually a fully featured free electronic library as well as a news site.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00159.htm

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