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MAY 15, 2000 VOL. 155 NO. 19

Spotlight

HEADBANGER BLACKLASH Heavy metal band Metallica files a music copyright lawsuit against Napster Inc. and identifies more than 300,000 people who allegedly used Napster software to pirate the group's songs from the Internet. Outraged fans call for Metallica's CDs to be burned and its concerts boycotted. Illustration for TIME by Vance Ypsilanti.

Winners
WERNER SEIFERT
iX-man cometh. German exec to head merged London-Frankfurt stock exchange, Europe's biggest
PETER COSGROVE
Blessed are the peacekeepers. East Timor hero named Australia's army chief
THE DOLLAR
U.S. stockmarkets wobble, but the mighty greenback just keeps climbing
  Losers
CAMILLA PARKER BOWLES
But mum! Prince Charles' longtime pal fails to score invite to Queen Mother's 100th birthday bash
GEOFFREY BOYCOTT
Stumped! Former English cricket star loses appeal against conviction for beating ex-lover
THE EURO
As member countries dither, single currency plunges to an all-time low against the dollar

Verbatim
"I hope I don't make a mistake and manage to remain a virgin."
BRITNEY SPEARS, 18-year-old U.S. pop star, revealing her intention to abstain from sex before marriage

"People seem to forget that she was very lonely, very ill, very sad and needed an outlet. And I think I was the outlet."
JAMES HEWITT, Princess Diana's ex-lover, revealing that Prince Charles knew of their affair
  "I really thought I was going to die. It's a miracle."
DAVID COULTHARD, Formula One driver, after surviving a plane crash in France that killed two people


"We just want our land and will take it in whatever way is feasible."
ROBERT MUGABE, Zimbabwe's President, outlining his intention to seize half of all white-owned territory in the country

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