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SEPTEMBER 18, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 11

Spotlight

LOVE-IN FOR LEADERS As the U.N. Millennium Summit turned into a Woodstock for the world's rulers, U.S. President Bill Clinton made nice with some old America-haters, shaking hands with Cuba's Fidel Castro and fawning over Iran's Mohammed Khatami. Illustration for TIME by Harry Harrison

Winners
E.T.
Universal Pictures announces plan to make world's best known alien phone home again in rerelease
RAFIK HARIRI
Ex-Lebanese P.M. tipped to get old job back after cleaning up at polls. What goes around ... DAVID BOWIE
Space Oddity no more. Rock veteran is voted world's most stylish man by GQ magazine
  Losers
GEORGE W. BUSH
Candidate whispers expletive about journo before a live mike. Be kinder and gentler, Dubya
ABDURRAHMAN WAHID
Scandals and militia killings mar Indonesian President's big day out in New York
STEVEN SPIELBERG
Maybe he should call E.T. His name in the credits can't save Pop.com from going under

Verbatim
"We sit here like bait, unarmed. These guys ... can kill a human being as easily as I kill mosquitoes."
CARLOS CACERES-COLLAZO, U.N. worker, in e-mail to a friend hours before he was murdered by militia men in West Timor

"If you're cheating ... we'll catch you and we'll disgrace you, your family, your nation."
JACKIE KELLY, Australian Sports Minister, warning Olympic athletes against drug-taking
  "I hope this proves that feminism is about the ability to choose what's right at each time of our lives."
GLORIA STEINEM, American women's-lib icon, on her decision to marry


"Gloria Steinem's marriage is proof of the emotional desperation of aging feminists who for over 30 years worshiped the steely career woman and trashed stay-at-home moms."
CAMILLE PAGLIA, well-known American feminist and contrarian

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