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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: Parliament and Peters Still Hangs On The Specials

The Greens have made it with six MPs into parliament but the future of NZ First and party leader Winston Peters still hangs in the balance.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00036.htm


3: 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


4: Greens Could Get Seventh MP on Specials

The Greens are looking good to get their seventh MP into parliament as a result of the special votes which are still being counted.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00038.htm


5: Heartless Government Slashes Benefits

Beneficiaries around the country are reeling today after the Labour/Alliance Government confirmed they will cut benefits by $20 a week before Christmas.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00013.htm


6: Jeanette Fitzsimons wins Coromandel

The Green Party's Jeanette Fitzsimons has won the Coromandel electorate by 246 votes after the counting of special votes on Tuesday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00028.htm


7: Simon Upton: The Arrival Of The Greens

"The arrival of the Greens will put the Labour Alliance coalition agreement to the test sooner than later", outgoing State Services Minister Simon Upton said today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00030.htm


8: Greens $250 Million Christmas Bonus Grossly Unfair

The cost of the Greens 'Christmas Bonus' for all beneficiaries has today been put at a staggering $250 million.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00031.htm


9: Warning Labels for Green MPs

A Libertarianz spokesman says Green MPs preparing for parliament have already demonstrated the need for their own warning labels: 'Warning. These politicians contain socialism - consumption or use of their ideas will be dangerous to you, your property, your ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00011.htm


10: 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


11: Americas Cup - Stars & Stripes Bulkhead Separates

Here's the latest in the Americas Cup challenger series - Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes suffers serious damage - Next race to watch between top rated yachts - the points table - the weather - who races who...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00008.htm


12: "Nandor for Minister of Hemp", say Legalisers

Cannabis reform campaigners congratulated the Greens tonight on their "awesome re-entry", with the special vote from cannabis country Coromandel putting six "grass root" MP's into the House of Representatives.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00012.htm


13: Americas Cup - America One Beats Leading Prada

Luna Rossa (ITA-48) managed to get on the stern of AmericaOne (USA-49) with two minutes to go before the start. Francesco De Angelis was trying to push Paul Cayard towards the start line but he came too close and hit AmericaOne's transom square in the middle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00010.htm


14: Americas Cup - Winds Fickle For Match Racers

Shifts and light winds made a lottery out of Americas Cup challenger series match racing on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf yesterday. Here are race reports, the latest of who won, who lost, the points to date and the weather conditions expected for today's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00014.htm


15: Stocks Warning Sounded By Aussie Exchange Head

The chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange is warning that narrow trade on soaring global markets is a sign they could "implode" soon. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00035.htm


16: 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


17: Ambassador Beeman Moves On With Kiwi Daughter

Tomorrow marks the changing of the guard at the United States Embassy as Ambassador Josiah Beeman, his wife Susan, and their 6 month-old New Zealand-born daughter Olivia, leave our shores. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00034.htm


18: Reflections On The 1999 General Election

The 1999 General Election was a return to normalcy, rather than a radical change, Hon Peter Dunne, United New Zealand leader and MP for Ohariu-Belmont, told Tawa Rotary club this evening.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00029.htm


19: 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


20: 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


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