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Scoop Ratings - Today's Top 20

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

1: Americas Cup - Prada Reclaims Top Position

Italy's Prada team has once again reclaims the top position in the Americas Cup challenger series.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00022.htm


2: Scoop Editorial: The Right Thing To Do

Russia this week decided not to blanket bomb Grozny. With the benefit of hindsight it appears the decision not to bomb was taken on Tuesday, right at the beginning of the week, Scoop's Alastair Thompson reports on the motivations behind the sudden ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00058.htm


3: Scoop Images: Christmas Weather In The Holy Land

SCOOP MILLENNIUM SPECIAL: Scoop's Alastair Thompson asks the ARL Weather Supercomputer about the Christmas forecast in the Holy Land - Only On Scoop....

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00064.htm


4: Dr Michael Cullen's First Speech As Treasurer

Speech to an Ericsson's product Launch Dr Michael Cullen Treasurer and Minister of Finance

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU9912/S00062.htm


5: Cabinet Moves On Loans, Minimum Wage, F-16's

The government has moved fast on student loans, saying students who enrol at tertiary institutions early next year will pay no interest on their loans while studying or while earning under $25,000.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00067.htm


6: How Often Things Break Down - Y2K Defence

Lights go out, computers crash, flights are delayed, baggage is lost, ATM's run out of cash, cellular phone calls won't go through - that's on a normal day. The White House wants you to know that. John Howard reports.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00071.htm


7: Americas Cup - French On A Roll

For the third day in row, the intrigue at the Louis Vuitton Cup concerned Young America and Le Défi. Both teams are fighting for the final berth in the Semi-Finals. On the Pacific Course, Young America's Ed Baird found himself on the wrong side of a significant ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00023.htm


8: Biodiversity, Sustainability and Timberlands

Mayors from the three West Coast councils are to meet tomorrow to discuss what action can be taken over Labour's gagging of Timberland's resource management application to log the beech forest. Scoop's West Coast correspondent John Howard writes.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00068.htm


9: Americas Cup - Prada Loses For Second Time

AmericaOne has beaten Americas Cup leading challenger Luna Rossa ITA48 after a controversial penalty was dished out to Luna Rossa after it hit AmericaOne's transom with its bow. PLUS: here are the latest points, race tables, and schedules...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00011.htm


10: Woman's Work takes Twice As Long - Survey

New Zealand's first national Time Use Survey provides new and valuable information about the way New Zealanders spend their time. Initial results from the survey were released today by Judy Lawrence, Chief Executive of the Ministry of Women's Affairs, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE9912/S00070.htm


11: Americas Cup - Prada Leads Table As RR2 Ends

Round Robin two of the Louis Vuitton Cup Challenger Selection Series ended after three previously cancelled matches were re-sailed from Race 6 of 14 November. Team Prada's yacht Luna Rossa completed the Round Robin yesterday with a total of 46 points, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9911/S00101.htm


12: Americas Cup - Hoist The Mainsail RR3 Kicks Off

The Americas Cup Louis Vuitton challenger series is now getting serious with international teams competing for nine points a win. Only the top six teams will advance to the semi-finals so performance is critical in this round.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK9912/S00001.htm


13: Tauranga Re-Count - Unnecessary Cost To Taxpayers

After being confirmed as the MP for Tauranga for the third time since Election Day the Rt Hon Winston Peters MP, Leader of New Zealand First and MP for Tauranga, again thanked the people of Tauranga for their support but said that the re-count in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00056.htm


14: Goff fails to Go off as Justice Minister

"If Phil Goff considers it judicious not to question the highest rate of civil rights violations for cannabis in the world, then he is a foolish choice indeed for Minister of Justice", say South-Island Cannabis Party analysts, Kevin O'Connell ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00022.htm


15: NEWSFLASH: Finally The Election Result!

Finally - the result for the November 27th General election appears to finally be about to be concluded with the recount completed in Tauranga.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00072.htm


16: Cannabis-Using MP - Integrity Of Law in Question

Gael Donoghue, Christian Heritage Health Spokesperson says, "Continuing revelations of using cannabis, and a determination to continue to do so, by Nandor Tanczos now Green MP brings the integrity of the law into question.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00025.htm


17: Good Riddance Mr Holland - Libertarianz

"The Inland Revenue Commissioner's head should have rolled months ago," said Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath, as he drank to the demise of Graham Holland. "Perhaps now there will be a wrecking ball swung through his entire ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO9912/S00028.htm


18: Scoop Today - Listening To The Wind

New Zealand looks set to cancel its F16 purchase from the US, the Greens appoint a "musterer" and listening to the wind....only on Scoop...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00070.htm


19: Editorial: Massive War Crime Threatened In Grozny

In the last four weeks of the 20st century, not to mention the millennium, the world is on the verge of experiencing the effects of a new generation of horrific weapons systems.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL9912/S00030.htm


20: The Musterer Replaces Whips In The Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Rod Donald today announced that Ian Ewen-Street has been appointed as the "Musterer", replacing the traditional role of party whip.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9912/S00048.htm


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