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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

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

1: Scoop Images: Bree Is Spooky At Night….

Having seemingly scored the internet Scoop of the week with his pictures of BREE AT FIRST LIGHT Scoop contacted the Hobbit who scooped the world and asked him if he had any more snaps from his visit to Bree….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00074.htm


2: 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


3: Scoop Images: Mirror Snaps Bilbo’s House

Scoop wouldn’t normally so shamelessly lift a photo from a newspaper but in this instance the claim in the Mirror/Daily Record that this is the “first” picture of the Lord of the Rings secret Kingdom, is, respectfully disputed.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00085.htm


4: Upton On LineCrossfire under fire

A story in Monday morning's Dominion caused upton-on-line to spill his latte and choke on his muffin. The headline ran, "Anti-Labour bias claim against TV's Crossfire". In it, Helen Clark and her media consultant (top-rating Radio New Zealand host) Brian ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00409.htm


5: Dirty Tricks in Wellington Central

Dirty tactics have emerged in the campaign for Wellington Central after posters purporting to be from the Alliance were pasted up at the weekend said Alliance candidate Phillida Bunkle.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00418.htm


6: OneRing.Net: That Photo a FAKE?!

ID4 has sent me some startling news! This may not be accurate, but ID4 does have some expierence in the field of CGI art, he first sent me this:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00089.htm


7: Jesus Christ Tells FOXNews He Wants To Hug World

One of the most extraordinary documentaries this Scoop has ever seen was broadcast on TV2 last night. The documentary "Signs Of God - Science Tests Faith", from Fox News was broadcast live on October 13 in Los Angeles (yesterday NZT).

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00078.htm


8: Tense Isn't The Word For It

If last week we thought we were in for a tight election, this week it is looking too close to call. The left have lost their advantage and are now on the back foot. The right continue to rise. New Zealand’s second MMP election looks set to be one ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00084.htm


9: Prebble Speech - It's The Economy

The media reports that public opinion polling now reveals that the centre -right and the left are neck and neck. What we are not told is why Labour's lead is dissolving like butter in the hot sun.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00403.htm


10: McGillicuddies will refocus military training

McGillicuddy Serious welcomed NZ First proposals for the reintroduction of compulsory military training. The party said that while the proposals were not party policy, McGillicuddy Serious would engage favourably with the idea in any post-election coalition ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00092.htm


11: Peters Favours Serfdom

"Winston Peters indicates that he intends to reinstitute serfdom for NZ's youth" says Libertarianz Veterans Affairs spokesman Michael Murphy. He says the N.Z. First 'policy' of compulsory military training reflects an out-dated notion that the lives ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00089.htm


12: Superbugs, Treatment and Antibiotic Resistance

The Holmes Show last night carried a report that antibiotic resistant "superbugs" reported in three different hospitals were nothing new and follow a 10-year international trend. But how did society fight germs before antibiotics, like penicillin, were ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00088.htm


13: Philip Sherry Confronts the Flames - Libertarianz

The American Bible Belt wants to start a Nazi style book-burning of 'Harry Potter' books on the grounds that Potter is a 'wizard and a Satanist'. "I think the Christian Heritage party's new pin-up boy Philip Sherry should either confirm or ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00083.htm


14: Shipley - 'Globocop'

"Bill Clinton obviously left his mark on Jenny Shipley while he was here," says Libertarianz Spokesman Bernard Darnton of her announcement that New Zealand would be sending police to East Timor, in imitation of America's busybody 'Globocop' ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9910/S00090.htm


15: Put Winston in the Army

Mauri Pacific Leader Tau Henare said if the military is so good for young people and discipline, Winston Peters should sign up straight away.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00417.htm


16: Scoop Today - Pictures And Much Much More

Today's and this past weekend's news....catch up extended bulletin...with more than a few gems...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00087.htm


17: $50m off state sector extravagance

The Alliance will cut $50 million a year from state sector chief executive salaries, the use of consultants, golden handshakes and unnecessary public relations exercises, Alliance leader Jim Anderton announced today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00424.htm


18: Today's Americas Cup Match Races And Points

Here, Scoop brings you today's schedule of the Americas Cup challenger series - all about the round robins, today's racing, results after day one, the course, the weather and who will race against who today.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9910/S00106.htm


19: 12th Anniversary of 87 Crash Unsettles Investors

In a coincidence that could further unsettle financial investors, this week is the 12th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1987. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9910/S00086.htm


20: Opening Of The Books Crunch Time For Party Policy

Treasurer Bill English said this week's pre-election opening of the books was crunch time for political parties and their spending promises.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9910/S00419.htm


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