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FEBRUARY 7, 2000 VOL. 155 NO. 5

Spotlight

MADE-FOR-TV TURF WAR: A Catholic nun reunited Elián González with his two Cuban grandmothers last week, then concluded publicly that the shipwrecked six-year-old had formed a stronger bond with his U.S. relatives, who are lobbying Congress to give him citizenship. CBS bought the movie rights. Illustration for TIME by Edel Rodriguez

Winners
ABDURRAHMAN WAHID
Dismissing coup rumors, Indonesian President calls his military foes "cowards"
AL GORE
U.S. Veep trounces rival Bill Bradley in Iowa and closes in on George W. Bush in the polls
ROBERT IGER
ABC network chief gets nod from Disney's Michael Eisner to be his second-in-command
  Losers
EHUD BARAK
Israel's Attorney General opens criminal investigation into financing of PM's 1999 election campaign
THE EURO
Currency slips against the dollar and closes--for the first time in its short history--below $1
PAVEL BORODIN
A Swiss judge serves the former Kremlin official with an arrest warrant for money laundering

Verbatim
"A man whose conscience is clean is not afraid and does not flee."
EZER WEIZMAN, Israeli President, amid the criminal investigation into his alleged financial wrongdoings

"A war against an entire population cannot be justified as a war against terrorism."
JOSCHKA FISCHER, German Foreign Minister, voicing disapproval of Russia's military actions against Chechnya
  "One half of our society guzzles aerated beverages while the other has to make do with muddied water."
K.R. NARAYANAN, India's President, on the growing gap between rich and poor in his country

"I haven't slept for the whole of the 21st century."
RICHARD PARSONS, president of Time Warner, admitting he's in need of an early night after negotiations with AOL and EMI

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