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Scoop Ratings – Today’s Top 20

The top 20 rating items on Scoop today so far are…

1: Indonesian Ministry Says Timor Tensions Easing

Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tonight insists atrocities in East Timor have been largely quelled.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00084.htm


2: USA President Bill Clinton Arrives In New Zealand

His motorcade is now heading into Auckland to the Stamford Plaza Hotel where the President will be in residence over the next three days.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00085.htm


3: Scoop Images: Amnesty International Display

At the Amnesty international display on Queen and Wellesley Streets

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00076.htm


4: The Pleasanties Of The Corporate Culture

Last month my father lost his job which, in a country with relatively high levels of unemployment is not in itself a big deal. However the nature in which the job was taken had me astounded at the coldness of the corporate culture. Jonathan Hill ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00070.htm


5: Chelsea And Mrs Rodham Are Accompanying President

Prime Minister Jenny Shipley is delighted to learn that the President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton, will be accompanied on his State visit to New Zealand by his daughter and Mrs Dorothy Rodham.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00256.htm


6: Jakarta Says Statement on Timor On Monday

Indonesia’s Director of foreign relations tonight said a formal statement on the East Timore situation will be made on Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00083.htm


7: Scoop Images: The Spied Upon

His tale reads like a scene out of the Frederick Forsyth book "The ODESSA File".But while what you read here is clock and dagger, it is not fiction.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00077.htm


8: Why the world is right not to act quickly in Timor

In Scoop's second guest commentary Indonesia watcher Jim Rolfe of Victoria University argues that calls for unilateral military intervention over East Timor are wrongheaded.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00071.htm


9: Indonesian Govt. Says Dili Is In Army's Control

The Indonesian army has instituted martial law in East Timor tonight and now has retaken control of Dili. That’s the message given to Scoop only minutes ago by Indonesia’s economy media officer to the APEC leader’s summit in Auckland, Wahid Supriyadi.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00082.htm


10: Labour – The Heads Down Approach Continues

Events over the last week prove either that the Labour Party hire extremely poor PR staff or that the party is committed to the heads down approach to this election campaign. Scoop's Jonathan Hill reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00080.htm


11: HARD NEWS 10/9/99 - Blood and Fear

HARD NEWS is first broadcast in Auckland on 95bFM around 8.45am on Fridays and replayed around 4.30pm Friday and 10am Sunday on The Culture Bunker. A digest appears monthly in Re:Mix magazine. You can listen to 95bFM live on the Internet. Point your web ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00086.htm


12: Scoop Takes You To East Timor And Inside APEC

Wellington internet based news agency Scoop today proudly launched an internet based special focussing on the rapidly unfolding events in East Timor and in Auckland at the APEC summit. Presented with the assistance of nzedge.com.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00065.htm


13: NEWSFLASH - Watson Found Guilty

Scott Watson has been found guilty of the murders of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00087.htm


14: Police Arrest Anti-Clinton Protester

Police have arrested a protester for carrying a placard inscribed accusing US President Bill Clinton as being a sexual criminal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00090.htm


15: Scoop Images: APEC The Calm Before The Storm

Images from around APEC yesterday before the Clinton roadshow arrived…it was peaceful and quiet…. Scoop reporter Selwyn Manning says the helicopters and security in place now for the President are now giving the atmosphere an Apocalypse Now character. ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00089.htm


16: Scoop Archive: Exclusive Inside APEC - Canada's "Highest Threat"

His tale reads like a scene out of the Frederick Forsyth book "The ODESSA File". But while what you read here is clock and dagger, it is not fiction. Published on Scoop for the first time in New Zealand is Jaggi Singh's account of what Canada's ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/5c/02/199908272232.361f8aef.html


17: Auckland On The Brink Of APEC

The skyline above Auckland’s central city resembles scenes from the movie Apocalypse Now. Huey choppers hover above Aotea Centre Square, their gunner doors open and at the ready. The “thud thud thud” of the sound breaking blades pound windows of the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00088.htm


18: Wiping student loans will not cost $122 million

The Alliance said Max Bradford's claims that wiping the interest on student loans would cost $122 million next shows he has no grasp on the student loans scheme.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00253.htm


19: Protests, Security, APEC Leaders and Road Closures

By Selwyn Manning Amnesty International has set up a billboard of photographs displaying human right’s abuses it says are occurring in APEC member countries. The billboard is displayed on the corner of Queen and Wellesley streets. It is part of a growing ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00072.htm


20: National Radio Midday Bulletin

East Timor - Clinton - Hope And Smart - Qualifications - Fag Tax - Child Labour

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/NM9909/S00080.htm


21: Australia Getting Big Wake Up Call From NZ

New Zealand's number one energy drink V is taking the highly competititve Australian beverage market by storm.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9909/S00061.htm


22: Life For Watson

Scott Watson's guilty verdict has probably brought to a close the most high profile criminal case in recent years.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00093.htm


23: Only Indonesia Can Save East Timor Now

As violence threatens to take still more lives in East Timor there are probably only three people capable of making any difference in East Timor: The President of Indonesia B.J. Habibe, leader of the largest opposition party Megawati Sukarnoputri, and ABRI ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9908/S00122.htm


24: Old forest gentlemen show their age

Recent testing of some matai and kahikatea trees at a reserve near Taihape has revealed they are among the oldest specimens of their kind in the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9909/S00065.htm


25: East Timor As Seen From Dublin

East Timor dominates the front pages of the press here as it does, no doubt, in New Zealand, and there is a clear sentiment that the United Nations has made another catastrophic mistake.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00091.htm


26: MFAT - APEC Leader's Meetings Media Backgrounder

APEC MINISTERIAL AND LEADERS' MEETINGS Auckland, New Zealand September 1999 MEDIA BACKGROUNDER Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand September 1999

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9909/S00059.htm


27: Scoop Archive: CNN and BBC - East Timor

This morning's East Timor News from the BBC and CNN. The UN will be allowed to stay and a delegation is to travel to Dili on Saturday to observe.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/f8/b7/199909100110.34ff7314.html


28: Scoop Archive: Jakarta Says Statement On East Timor on Monday

Indonesia's Director of foreign relations tonight said a formal statement on the East Timor situation will be made on Monday.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/9f/90/199909102155.153dee2c.html


29: Serious Split In Labour's Ranks

The public should not underestimate seriousness of a Labour front bench MP resigning a portfolio over policy differences less than 100 days before an election, says ACT Leader Richard Prebble

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9909/S00237.htm


30: Govt hopes Of Non-Timor APEC Dashed

Any hopes by the New Zealand Government that East Timor will not overshadow APEC look to be dashed this morning. US President Bill Clinton issued a press conference at the White House a short time ago protesting that Indonesia “must” ask the international ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00073.htm

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