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Scoop Today - Weekend Top 20

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

1: Americas Cup - Prada Narrowly Beats Young America

Leading Americas Cup challenger, Luna Rossa - ITA 48, marked her debut today by beating New York Yacht Club's Young America team. PLUS: the points, the weather, the forecast, who races who tomorrow and more...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00003.htm


2: Americas Cup - Hoist The Mainsail RR3 Kicks Off

The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00001.htm


3: 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


4: Clark Announces Cabinet And Rethink On F-16s

Labour Leader Helen Clark today brought forward the announcement of her cabinet team after an election was held at caucus today. (See earlier story for details of who is in.)

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00020.htm


5: Americas Cup - RR3 Raises Outstanding Match Races

The Louis Vuitton Cup continues to provide thrilling match race action as Round Robin Three kicks into gear. The results are critical now, wins are worth nine points.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00006.htm


6: Clark Announces Labour Cabinet Positions

Labour Leader Helen Clark has announced the Labour members of the cabinet after a ballot was held today by the Labour caucus. It is a predictable announcement with no surprises.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00019.htm


7: HARD NEWS: This Week is Another Country

GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... it is a new dawn, is it not? Well, it was a hell of a night anyway, and perhaps we ought to leave the Tony Blair stuff well alone. The news is this: the mood has lifted. Auckland has been fine and mild all week and, without ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00018.htm


8: Labour elects Cabinet ministers

Prime Minister-elect Helen Clark today announced Labour’s Cabinet ministers, following an election held at a meeting of the Labour caucus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00013.htm


9: Americas Cup - Leading Prada Team Rigs Up New Boat

Italy's Prada team will pull out its second yacht Luna Rossa ITA 48 to race the round robin 3 challenger match races on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. Prada notched up a formidable lead in both previous round robins in the Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00119.htm


10: Americas Cup - Italy's Prada Team Tested In RR3

Italy's Prada team shows its 3 year sailing experience on the Hauraki Gulf is placing it ahead of the Americas Cup challenger pack. It has a slick boat and a shrued team. But Sunday's race against Dennis Conner's Stars and Stripes will be revealing.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00007.htm


11: Cabinet line-up means ACC rethink?

The Labour caucus' decision not to elect to cabinet their ACC spokesman and former president is a strong sign that the caucus believes renationalising ACC is a silly policy, according to ACT Leader Richard Prebble

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00014.htm


12: 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


13: 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


14: More Young Voters Call For Cannabis Law Reform

Visitors to the Prebble's Rebels web site have used an online poll to call for the legalisation of cannabis.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00006.htm


15: 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


16: Scoop Today - New Cabinet Lineup Announced Early

Scoop today features coverage from this afternoon's press conference announcing the new cabinet lineup....and lots of news about trade...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00021.htm


17: Shortland St Interrupted For Irish Peace

For the first time in 25 years Northern Ireland has taken control of its own affairs with power being devolved from London at midnight local time (1pm Thursday NZ time).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00014.htm


18: Greens Reject Beeman’s Interference Over F-16 Deal

The Green Party says the United States should keep out of the domestic debate over the purchase of 28 F-16 fighters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00007.htm


19: Scoop Election Results - Electorates Table

Who is winning where, who is second and what they are on....updated every 5 minutes....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9911/S00177.htm


20: Anti-capitalism Violence Escalates In Manilla

While tens of thousands of people were protesting around the world against the WTO, a Philipino group dealt its own blow to Shell, according to a recent report on the n30 - listbot.com - internet mailing list.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00017.htm


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