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DECEMBER 7, 1998 VOL. 152 NO. 22


Spotlight

HAVE A COW, MON AMI: Nearly three years after fears of "mad cow" disease led to the banning of British bovines on the Continent, the European Union lifted its moratorium on de-boned meat, and cattle are heading back across the English Channel. The controversy has cost Britain billions of dollars in lost exports. Illustration for TIME by Cameron Eagle

W I N N E R S  &  L O S E R S
MARILYN MONROE
Icon, whose lovers included JFK and Joe DiMaggio, tops Playboy's list of century's sexiest
AL GORE
The heat is off. V.P.'s campaign financing won't be subjected to special investigation
STEVE CASE
With acquisition of Netscape, AOL chief looks poised to give Microsoft a run for its money
MARILYN MANSON
Shock-rocker plays into pop cliche when he trashes hotel rooms in upstate New York
KYLIE MINOGUE
Record label gives Australian singer the boot when her latest album flops
PO
It's red and cuddly, but Playskool's toy version of the Teletubby is toxic, a consumer group says
V E R B A T I M
"We've only seen planes on TV. I expected them to be big, but not this big."
SOBHI SHURAR, Palestinian student, at the opening of the Gaza International Airport

"We just cannot find any suitable actors who are on the porky side. All the applicants seem to live on salads and look after their bodies."
JULIAN PEARSON, director of a British entertainment agency, on the dearth of portly old men to play Santa Claus

"They're killing our friends. They're killing our comrades. They want to frighten us. But they won't succeed."
ANATOLI CHUBAIS, Russian reformer, eulogizing slain democracy activist Galina Starovoitova

"Unfortunately we wear uniforms and the criminals always spot us."
FRANCISCO LUNA, police precinct head, offering an explanation for rising crime rates in Mexico City



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