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SEPTEMBER 27, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 12

Spotlight

INVOKING THE MUSE: As if being married to Michelle Pfeiffer wasn't enough, producer-writer David E. Kelley makes TV history when he takes both "Best Series" Emmy Awards in one night--for his law-firm sitcom Ally McBeal and legal drama The Practice. What will he plot next? First, let's not kill all the lawyers. Illustration for TIME by Peter Deseve


Winners
BILL GATES
Donates $1 billion--all at once--for minority scholarships. Rivals can't find an ulterior motive
HUGO CHAVEZ FRIAS
Venezuelan Prez appeals to parents to get their kids in school. Enrollment rises 25%
THE POTATO
Why are French footballers frying British opponents? Pre-game spuds, research shows
  Losers
BENJAMIN NETANYAHU
With Bibi gone, peace is in the air. And a fraud-squad probe may hold up the ex-Israeli PM's book tour
LOS ANGELES POLICE
Worst scandal since 1937 shows cops sold drugs, framed suspects, attempted to kill an innocent man
MISS AMERICA
Beauty pageant reaffirms antiquated ban on married and pregnant candidates


Verbatim
"I'm not a serial killer, although I have always been a failure with women."
LARRY GENE ASHBROOK, a month before he stormed into a Texas church and killed eight people, himself included

"It is not the National Front's way to poison our political rivals."
MAHATHIR MOHAMAD, Malaysian PM, referring to the outcry over the finding of an abnormally high level of arsenic in jailed ex-deputy Anwar Ibrahim's urine

  "I have the feeling that we are living in a war zone."
VALENTINA PETROVA, Moscow teacher, after her school was damaged in one of four terrorist bombings in Russia last week

"The pain of those who suffered was not alien to me... I lament all the situations of belligerence and acts of violence that caused them."
AUGUSTO PINOCHET UGARTE, former Chilean dictator, in his first public expression of remorse for his regime's brutality


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