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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: Editorial: Massive War Crime Threatened In Grozny

In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00030.htm


2: 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


3: Specials Deadline Today - Election Not Over Yet

Today (Tuesday) 7pm is the deadline for all special votes to be returned for counting with results known no later than Thursday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00029.htm


4: Newsflash: Greens Expect To Win Coromandel!

Green party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons has just told Radio New Zealand that she expects to win the seat of Coromandel in a result expected around 7pm tonight.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00033.htm


5: Desperately Seeking Stratotanker

Millennium Twain the founder of NZ's first rocket company has an unusual request.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00031.htm


6: 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


7: Prebble Letter To Helen Clark

I have carefully read the coalition agreement between Labour and the Alliance. On the face of the document I note there is no agreement by the Alliance to support the coalition on questions of confidence and supply.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00027.htm


8: Libertarianz Lambasts Looters From Loony Left

Buoyed by a tenfold increase in popular support, including a 1% showing in Auckland Central, Libertarianz have emerged from post-election celebrations to thank their supporters and to trash a recent press release from a union who say they represent ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00009.htm


9: Coalition agreement

The Labour and Alliance parties will form a coalition government with the following objectives: 1. to implement a policy platform which reduces inequality, is environmentally sustainable, and improves the social and economic wellbeing of all New Zealanders,

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00020.htm


10: Americas Cup - Prada Loses For Second Time

AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and schedules...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00011.htm


11: 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


12: Upton On Collective Responsibility

Today in the old Legislative Council chamber Helen Clark and Jim Anderton signed their Coalition agreement. It was the same room where three years ago Jim Bolger and Winston Peters did the same thing. The same jokes were made about pens not working.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00024.htm


13: 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


14: McGillicuddy Serious Announces Deregistration

The McGillicuddy Serious Party today announced it's imminent deregistration as a political party, and total internal dissolution. The party failed to take the cross benches with a total majority, as had been prophesied to party faithful in the year ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00010.htm


15: 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


16: N30 Black Bloc Communique

A communique from one section of the black bloc of N30 in Seattle

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9912/S00026.htm


17: 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


18: Scoop Column: People Of The World Let Down By WTO

If there is one thing that came out of the failed WTO trade talks in Seattle, it is this; - the citizens of the world expected, after spending millions of their tax dollars, that world leaders would be capable of getting it right. John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00026.htm


19: Clark: speech notes and Coalition Agreement

Over the past sixteen months Labour and the Alliance have worked to develop understandings on how a coalition government formed between us would work.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00021.htm


20: Kosovo’s All Women Demining Squad

She is just 21, a civilian, and she spends eight hours a day kneeling on the now freezing ground in Kosovo clearing mines so that children will be safe. Her name is Mimosa Vilesi and she is part of the world's first all-women demining squad. John ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00028.htm


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