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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

Today's top 20 rating items on Scoop are...

1: The Abortion Bonus! U.S. Theory Considered

Today, Scoop welcomes Barb Sumner to our columnist fold. Barb is a freelance writer, a regular in "Grace" and "Metro" and occasionally in the NZ Herald. She warns: some consider her works "too extreme". You be the judge.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00124.htm


2: Americas Cup Race Reports - White Caps And Clashes

Dennis Conner's Stars & Stripes delivered a stinging defeat to Paul Cayard's AmericaOne on a white-capped Hauraki Gulf today as one boat in each of four other matches retired with gear problems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00093.htm


3: Scoop Images: A Hobbit Summer House?

Scoop is proud to present another image of Hobbitton… this time of what appears to be a fairly grand Hobbit summer house …enjoy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00099.htm


4: Americas Cup Today's Full Race Report

Italy's Prada Team is proving an almost unstoppable force in the Americas Cup challenger series races on Auckland's Hauraki Gulf.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00091.htm


5: Rankin: Act on Income Tax and Property Rights

The Act Party has two income tax policies. One is to "move to a flatter tax rate structure" with "a top rate of company and personal income tax of no more than 20%" ("Tax - A Fair Tax System For Jobs and Growth", 3 November media release, Rodney ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00130.htm


6: There's little hope for the left…

There's little hope the Left could form any sort of Government, if they have so much trouble trusting each other over disabled parking spaces, said Roger Sowry.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00402.htm


7: Scoop Images: Jim Anderton On Don’s Bad Hair Day

Lights…. cameras….crane… are we ready…..Steady now...don’t mind the wind Jim...Nearer my god to thee...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00125.htm


8: Blair Government Launches Legislation Blitz

Britain's labour government has unveiled its heaviest legislative programme yet, a package of 28 bills ranging from tough reforms of the pension and benefits system to freedom of information. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00131.htm


9: ENTER THE GREAT SCOOP ELECTION COMPETITION!

Scoop has a fine, unopened bottle of single malt whisky to whomever can correctly predict the election result.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00119.htm


10: Cannabis Debate - Nats Get Nasty Over Green Threat

If there is one thing you can say of the Green Party in this election, it is that they have run the cleanest campaign. Despite barbs and ridicule from every main political party, including those who may eventually depend on their support to form a government, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00134.htm


11: NZ's First Premium Vodka Launched In Wellington

42 BELOW, New Zealand's first full strength premium vodka will be launched tonight at a special 'exhibition' for invited guests at Wellington's 'infamous' Brava restaurant.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9911/S00054.htm


12: World Bank, US State Dept. Warn Of Big Y2K Crisis

Only 15% of 139 developing countries had taken steps to fix Year 2000 computer date rollover problems warns the World Bank. Don't expect global economic growth to continue. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00133.htm


13: WINZ Course Advises Unemployed People to Vote ACT

Wellington unemployed people are being forced by WINZ to attend "confidence building" courses at which they are being told to vote for the ACT Party according to UNITE!, the union representing unemployed and community wage workers.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9911/S00066.htm


14: The final countdown

There are eight days to go in the final campaign of the twentieth century. The campaign has been as dull as the issues are important. Our two women leaders have refused to engage each other or the nation in a debate over our country's future. It has ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9911/S00432.htm


15: State of Emergency Declared in Alexandra

A state of emergency has been announced in the Central Otago town of Alexandra as the worst flood in over 100 years hits the area.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00121.htm


16: Scoop Images: WORLD EXCLUSIVE: BAG END!

Scoop is delighted to present to Frodo and Bilbo Baggin’s house in the Waikato – Bag End. Now we are getting magical….

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00092.htm


17: The Voting Season - A Pox on all your Parties

The other day, I was idly contemplating the Wellington Central electorate, where National has withdrawn to allow ACT's Richard Prebble a better run at himself, and the Alliance has withdrawn to allow Labour's Marion Hobbs a better run at himself ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00126.htm


18: Prebble's Rebels Remove Subversive Link From Site

In light of recent controversy over dangerous links on political web sites, Prebble's Rebels has withdrawn a potentially subversive link from their own site.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9911/S00110.htm


19: FBI Take Over EgyptAir Probe

The FBI is taking over the investigation into the EgyptAir 990 crash after the cockpit voice recorder provided information suggesting a criminal act may be responsible, officials say.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00123.htm


20: Kiwis Trying to Kill Potential Cancer Cure

Officials in New Zealand want to capture and kill, as illegal pests, imported Australian frogs, while in South Australia doctor's have discovered frogs may be the key to curing a wide-range of human ills. It's a strange world. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00122.htm


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