By David Bjerklie, Tam Martinides Gray, Daniel S. Levy, Belinda Luscombe and Alain L. Sanders
(TIME, Nov. 9) --
"You asked that with such conviction... I don't even know what
you are talking about, I don't think."
"I think this will come to light shortly and you'll understand."
"It shows the nepotism of niceness. It's a shocking compromise.
"We were unaware that Senator Glenn would be taking Metamucil,
but we're certainly excited to be part of this historic journey."
Sources: Clinton, Fisher (USA Today); Self (Wall Street Journal); Long (Washington Post)
GO, JOHNNY, GO!
Show biz? Science? Who cares? John Glenn--officer, astronaut, Senator, septuagenarian--is back in space, part of a crew the Launch Control commentator well described as "six astronaut heroes and one American legend"
WINNERS & LOSERSDOUG FLUTIE
Can a sub-6-ft. QB really star in the NFL? Yeah, right--just as soon as a 77-year-old flies in space
VINCENT VAN GOGH
VINCENT VAN GOGH
Early Warning for Summer 1999
Next season's big swimsuit, if such a thing is possible, is the tankini, a tank top over bikini pants. The trikini, a name from the '70s, has been revived for a bikini with a shell top. But other daring new shapes from the fashion runways have yet to be named. So, well, here we go...
In Case You Missed It: Eerie News from All Over
It may just have been the way the cosmos marks Halloween, but look at the scary stories in last week's news:
IN GAINESVILLE, GA., Hall County sheriff Bob Vass warned Ku Klux Klan leaders they would be jailed if they tried, by holding a march on Halloween, to evade a state law that forbids wearing masks or hoods to conceal a person's identity. "If they've got on a Klan robe and a Klan hat and any type of mask, including a Mickey Mouse mask, they will be arrested," said Vass. And then have to deal with Michael Eisner, he might have added.
IN BELLEVILLE, WIS., village officials attempted to postpone Halloween, a tradition that dates back to the Druids, because it conflicted with the town's UFO festival, which dates back to 1986. Protests ensued, and it was decided that adults dressed as Klingons could coexist with children dressed as witches (though not necessarily Klansmen dressed as Mickey).
IN PITTSBURGH, PA., the world's scariest bat mitzvah party was held. The Titanic-theme event featured 12-ft. smokestacks at the buffet table, a steerage section for children and a giant photo of the honoree's face superimposed on the body of--no, not a Klansman--Kate Winslet.
SUPEREGOSHEY, THAT'S ME!
Last week, Mike Costanza, a Long Island real estate agent and distant acquaintance of Jerry Seinfeld's, sued the actor and others for $100 million, saying Seinfeld used his name and portrayed him "in a negative light." This isn't the first time someone has seen himself in a character.
NAME: Stephen Spender
COMPLAINT: Poet said author David Leavitt stole parts of Spender's life from his autobiography, World Within World
UPSHOT: Publisher issued new version of the novel
NAME: Pryde Brown
COMPLAINT: Photographer claimed the characters in the film Shoot the Moon were based on her and her ex-husband John McPhee
UPSHOT: The case was settled
NAME: Three U.S. officials
COMPLAINT: Claimed that movie Missing defamed them by suggesting complicity in a death
UPSHOT: A judge dismissed the case
NAME: John Cerasani
COMPLAINT: Mobster said the producers of Donnie Brasco portrayed him as a murderer
UPSHOT: Fuggeddabowdit--judge threw out the suit
NAME: Tony Twist
COMPLAINT: St. Louis Blues hockey player said his name was used and defamed in Spawn comic
UPSHOT: The case is pending
EUREKA! A millennium-old manuscript, below, the oldest copy of a work by Greek mathematician Archimedes, sold last week at auction for $2.2 million. Works from other scientists also did well.
CHARLES DARWIN Estimated bid: $25,000-$35,000 Final bid: $79,500
LOUIS PASTEUR Estimated bid: $8,000-$12,000 Final bid: $27,600
SIGMUND FREUD Estimated bid: $40,000-$60,000 Final bid: $46,000
HONK IF YOU LOVE CLINTON
Sources Los Angeles Times, NASA; Wall Street Journal; USA Today
NINE DEGREES OF SEPARATION
In 1962 John Glenn was an astronaut in the Mercury space program with...
...Virgil ("Gus") Grissom, who in 1965 flew in the first Gemini mission with...
...John Young, who flew in Apollo 10 and 16 and on shuttle Columbia with...
...Robert Crippen, who was in a 1983 Challenger flight with...
...Frederick Hauck, who flew on a 1988 Discovery shuttle mission with...
...Richard Covey, who in 1993 flew to fix the Hubble telescope with...
...Kenneth Bowersox, who flew on a 1995 Columbia shuttle flight with...
...Kent Rominger, who flew in a 1997 Discovery shuttle flight with...
...Curtis L. Brown Jr., who is now in command of Discovery, and crew member...
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