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Scoop Today - Yesterday's Top 20

Yesterday's top 20 rating items on Scoop - with links - free daily - subscribe to Scoop Today...

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: 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


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: 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


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: 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


11: 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


12: 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


13: 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


14: 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


15: 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


16: EgyptAir Flt. 990 Crash Caused By Deathwish Pilot?

Scoop Breaking News - A crew member, possibly a relief pilot, seized EgyptAir Flight 990’s controls and forced the plane into a dive say reports. John Howard reports

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00128.htm


17: 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


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: 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


20: Mr Delamere: Enough Is Enough!

How much longer do we have to endure the shame of having asylum seekers hunger striking while locked up inside Mt Eden Prison? A long time yet if today’s media release from Immigration Minister Tuariki Delamere is anything to go by. Frankly the minister’s ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9911/S00136.htm

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