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JULY 24, 2000 VOL. 156 NO. 3

Spotlight

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE As mediator Bill Clinton takes inspiration from Jimmy Carter, who laid the groundwork 22 years ago at Camp David, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat make tentative moves to forge a peace accord that has eluded their peoples for nearly a century. Illustration for TIME by Tom Reis

Winners
QUEEN MOTHER
A well-made century. Britons pay tribute to their favorite royal as 100th b'day celebrations begin
MUAMMAR GADDAFI
Libyan leader's vision of an African Union comes closer as draft treaty is signed
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
Actress secures nice pre-nup: $3 million for each year that she is Mrs. Michael Douglas
  Losers
MICKEY MOUSE
Rodent under house arrest: a bank seizes 36 cartoon drawings from Florida museum in mortgage spat
DIEGO MARADONA
Disgraced soccer legend calls pontiff "son of a whore" on TV. And he was a lousy goalie, too
YUSUF ISLAM
Israel evicts the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens for allegedly supporting militants

Verbatim
"The house is on fire and [Thabo] Mbeki is sitting around trying to decide whether it was started by a lighter or a match."
PHILL WILSON, of the African-American AIDS Initiative, on the claim by South Africa's President that HIV doesn't cause AIDS

"A bar of chocolate was like gold to us. A banana, gee, that was something."
WILLIAM AULL, former Fijian MP, describing his 54-day hostage ordeal
  "These clothes should be worn by a woman who has drunk champagne all night and is ready for adventure... even with the plumber."
EMANUEL UNGARO, Italian designer, on his latest couture collection in Paris


" Marry Prince William? I would love that. After all, who wouldn't want to be a princess?"
BRITNEY SPEARS, American pop singer, on her most famous fan

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


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