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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: World Cup: English Steamrolled By Lomagic Again

Fifteen minutes into the second half of the World Cup rugby clash at Twickenham London a timewarp appeared to take the game back four years to the 1995 World Cup Semi-final in which brilliant All Black wing Jonah Lomu exploded over Jeremy Guscott and then ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00043.htm


2: HARD NEWS 8/10/99 - Beware the Dick Fix

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/HL9910/S00040.htm


3: “The Lord Of The Rings” To Begin Photography In NZ

(Los Angeles, October 7, 1999) – The Lord of the Rings film trilogy begins principal photography in Wellington, New Zealand, on October 11, 1999, under the direction of Peter Jackson, it was jointly announced today by Robert Shaye, Chairman and Chief ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9910/S00038.htm


4: Scoop Images: Swing Low Sweet Chariot (OFFENSIVE)

READERS NOTE - WARNING: The following image is offensive and not particularly sporting. After consulting internally and considering blanking out the offensive words we have decided to use it at is. Consider yourself warned if you choose to view.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00029.htm


5: Relief As Paddington Victim’s Phones Stop Ringing

Three days after the Paddington rail crash in England, the mobile telephones inside the carriages may have finally stopped ringing. This provides some relief for the search teams, but not much. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00041.htm


6: Scoop Today - Rounding Off The News Week

The last week of the 1996-1999 Parliament comes to an end....EXTENDED BULLETIN

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00042.htm


7: Scoop Puzzle: Is This An Aussie? What Is He Up To?

We received the above image yesterday via e-mail. It appears to show a soldier carrying a Steyr rifle with an Australian imprint the word “Humps” and various things written in Indonesian on it.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00028.htm


8: Hubble Repair Mission On Hold Until December

Out There Weekend Feature: This weekend we take a look upward and checkout what's happening to the Hubble Space Telescope.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00025.htm


9: Donald Quits

"I'm disappointed Rod Donald is throwing the towel in without a contest. He was a likeable character and he has certainly made an impression on New Zealand politics," says Banks Peninsula MP David Carter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00159.htm


10: Don't despair, David!

National MP David Carter has got it wrong when he claims that I have withdrawn from the race for the Banks Peninsula seat in this election, says Green Party MP Rod Donald.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00165.htm


11: Steyr Butt Writings Translated

It looks as though an Aussie soldier has written the Indonesian for "Halt, hands up!" on his rifle."

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00030.htm


12: Jacobs thanks Fletcher for her endorsement

Labour candidate for Epsom David Jacobs today expressed his gratitude for the positive endorsement of his candidacy by retiring MP for Epsom Christine Fletcher.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00033.htm


13: Election 1999:: Two Weeks Down Seven To Go

If there was ever any doubt that tertiary education was shaping up to be one of the key election issues, then week two of the election campaign has put those doubts to rest.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00038.htm


14: Alliance: Taxpayers Are 'Fat Pigs'

'Fat pigs' is how Sandra Lee's tertiary education flyer labels taxpayers, and Libertarianz Deputy Leader Richard McGrath demands an explanation.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00038.htm


15: Prebble challenges Cullen to debate

ACT Leader Richard Prebble has challenged Labour's Michael Cullen to a debate on Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00167.htm


16: Prime Minster's Adjournment Debate Speech

Mr Speaker, today we end a historic session of this Parliament – our first MMP Parliament. It obviously has been New Zealand’s biggest electoral change this century and has created a Parliament much larger and more diverse than ever before.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00158.htm


17: House: Valedictory - Rt Hon Sir Douglas Graham

As there are a number of valedictory speeches to be delivered, I am more than happy to go along with Henry VIII who is said to have informed Anne Boleyn - "I don't intend to keep you long!"

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00032.htm


18: US Intelligence Say Habibie “Right Type Of Person"

Recently declassified documents from the US Commerce Department reveal the Clinton White House intelligence report on Indonesian President, B.J. Habibie. In the CIA’s opinion Habibe is "the type of official needed today in developing countries." ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9909/S00140.htm


19: Future Lefts: Issue One - Sunday 10 October 1999

Welcome to Future Lefts, the regular ezine of the Young Labour executive. The idea for a regular newsletter came from the Labour one called Wise Up – a tertiary education newsletter.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00039.htm


20: Scoop Column: The Politics Of Disintegration

Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard finds lessons in Bill Clinton's musings on Quebec and East Timor for New Zealand's increasingly embattled West Coasters.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00045.htm


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