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JULY 10, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 1

Spotlight

THE BIG STORY He's probably the only kid capable of pushing Cuban ex-refugee Elián González off America's front pages. The much-awaited fourth adventure of boy wizard Harry Potter, wildly successful creation of novelist J.K. Rowling, is set for release in select countries July 8. Illustration for TIME by Michelle Chang

Winners
FIDEL CASTRO
Nice haul. Cuban leader gets U.S. food deal plus the return of prodigal son Elián
RALPH LAUREN
Prince of Polo gives up annual bonus as company stock price falls. Now that's belt-tightening
MADELEINE ALBRIGHT
Top U.S. diplomat graciously praises cosmetics after grueling nine-day round-the-world trip
  Losers
MO MOWLAM
Apology can't undo the uproar as British minister suggests the Queen move out of royal digs
ERNST AUGUST
Loo-ser. Prince of Hanover admits he made pee-pee in public at his town's World Expo
MIKE TYSON
Ears aren't enough? Boxer now says he wants to eat rival Lennox Lewis' children

Verbatim
"The word 'scandal' has been thrown around here like a clanging teapot for seven years."
BILL CLINTON, U.S. President, scolding reporters for using the term in reference to his administration

"What we were doing was exposing Microsoft's own little Watergate."
LARRY ELLISON, chairman of Oracle Corp., admitting that his company hired investigators to probe his software-making rival
  " Never in my entire life has anyone been able to buy me."
HELMUT KOHL, disgraced former German Chancellor, denying before an inquiry that he accepted bribes while in office


"With China's first-class talents but third-class wages, there is plenty of room for development of the Internet."
LIU TAI-YING, chairman of Taiwan's China Development Bank

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TOKYO
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COVER: President Joseph Estrada gives in to the chanting crowds on the streets of Manila and agrees to make room for his Vice President

THAILAND: Twin teenage warriors turn themselves in to Bangkok officials

CHINA: Despite official vilification, hip Chinese dig Lamaist culture

PHOTO ESSAY: Estrada Calls Snap Election

WEB-ONLY INTERVIEW: Jimmy Lai on feeling lucky -- and why he's committed to the island state



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COVER: The DoCoMo generation - Japan's leading mobile phone company goes global

Bandwidth Boom: Racing to wire - how underseas cable systems may yet fall short

TAIWAN: Party intrigues add to Chen Shui-bian's woes

JAPAN: Japan's ruling party crushes a rebel ě at a cost

SINGAPORE: Singaporeans need to have more babies. But success breeds selfishness


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