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JUNE 21, 1999 VOL. 153 NO. 24


Spotlight

HE'S BACK: Osama bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire blamed by the U.S. for last year's embassy bombings in Africa, appeared on an Arab satellite TV broadcast last week urging zealots to launch terrorist attacks against Americans everywhere. Washington recently put him on its 10-most-wanted criminals list. Illustration for TIME by Edel Rodriguez

W I N N E R S

NICOLAUS COPERNICUS
Condemned for putting the sun in the universe's center, 16th-century astronomer now wins papal praise
ARTHUR MILLER
Playwright gets a Tony for life's work, while his Death of a Salesman revival nabs four trophies
ANDRE AGASSI
By winning French Open, U.S. tennis champ completes full set of Grand Slam titles

L O S E R S

PAT ROBERTSON
A kick to the cash box. Right-winger's Christian Coalition is denied tax-free status by the IRS
KRISHNA PRASAD BHATTARI
Newly elected Nepalese Prime Minister misplaces identity card and can't vote in special election
CLAUDE CARDELLA
In novel negotiation tactic, out-of-work French shipbuilders dangle businessman on crane for hours

V E R B A T I M
"The aggression is over. Happy peace to us all!"
Slobodan Milosevic, Yugoslav leader, after an agreement was reached to end the conflict in Kosovo

"In the past few months, we have seen some of the worst inhumanity in our lifetime. We now have a moment of hope."
Bill Clinton, U.S. President, as Serbian troops began to pull out of Kosovo, ending their brutal efforts to rid the area of ethnic Albanians

"Right now it's hang on to the rocket ship and giggle all the way to the moon."
Mark Shafir, investment banker in California, on the continuing obsession with Internet-related stocks

"Old guys can still do stuff. I feel like a spring colt."
George Bush, former U.S. President, after skydiving from nearly 4,000 m to celebrate his 75th birthday



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