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MARCH 15, 1999 VOL. 153 NO. 10


Spotlight

TALL TASK: When Olusegun Obasanjo was declared the victor in Nigeria's presidential election, his challenger cried foul and observers noted ballot-rigging on both sides. But the former general and one-time military ruler will step up to lead a nation weighed down by corruption, poverty and dependence on oil. Illustration for TIME by Sarajo Frieden

W I N N E R S

SPIDERMAN
With legal tangles undone, and Sony's $10 million backing, super-hero can make his first feature film
MOTHER TERESA
On the fast track--Pope agrees to waive usual five-year wait to consider sainthood of Calcutta nun
WILLIAMS SISTERS
Good genes? Venus and Serena are first sisters to win pro tennis tournaments on the same day

L O S E R S

PAULINE HANSON
Bottoms up--and on her. Students in a pub dowse leader of Aussie One Nation party with beer and jeers
SINGAPORE
For the first time in a decade, the tiny bastion of enforced civility reports a rise in its crime rate
GLEN CLARK
Some photo op! Cameras roll as Mounties raid British Columbia premier's home in gambling probe

V E R B A T I M
"The United States will never apologize for speaking or publishing the truth."
Madeleine Albright, U.S. Secretary of State, on a report denouncing the recent Chinese crackdown on dissent

"If we don't catch them, we shall kill them."
Yoweri Museveni, Ugandan President, vowing revenge against the Hutu rebels who killed eight tourists in his country

"The euro is like putting a paint job on an old clinker. It looks good, and you want to buy it until you lift up the hood. Then you find the same rusty old motor."
Carl Weinberg, New York economist, on the currency's reflection of Europe's faltering economies

"You wouldn't wear a bikini in the middle of San Francisco."
Fahad A. al-Tayash, executive in Saudi Arabia, explaining that women don't drive in the country because it is frowned upon



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